Freeman, Coleman provide 1-2 punch

first_imgHOUSTON (AP): Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are so interchangeable in the Atlanta Falcons backfield, Matt Ryan gets a little mixed up at times. “He doesn’t even know who’s in the game,” Coleman said, breaking into a huge smile. Quite a 1-2 punch, these two are. It really doesn’t matter who you put at “1” and who goes at “2.” Sure, Freeman is the starter, but there’s no drop-off or any reason to change things up when Coleman comes into the game, a back-and-forth arrangement that keeps both backs fresh and gives fits to opposing defences. But their relationship runs beyond the field. Far beyond it. “That’s my brother,” Freeman said in the lead-up to tomorrow’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots . “When you see someone, you see that they want to be a part of something special, they’re working hard, they’re working their butts off, you have no reason but to love that person and have the utmost respect for that person.” They’ll savour it while they can, because chances are this won’t be a long-term partnership. They’ll be friends for life, that’s for sure, but the realities of the NFL with its salary cap and other devices that make it difficult to keep a team together will likely lead to a breakup in the not-too-distant future. Freeman, a fourth-round pick out of Florida State in 2014, already created a bit of a stir early in Super Bowl week by bringing up his desire for a new contract. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards and has been selected for the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons. Not surprisingly, he wants to be paid like one of the league’s top backs. Then there’s Coleman, a third-round pick out of Indiana in 2015. Despite missing three games with an injury this season, he rushed for 520 yards and eight touchdowns. At some point, he’s going to deserve more money and probably a larger role in someone’s offence. “We’ve thought about this a lot,” Coleman said. “But that’s going to be my brother always, wherever we’re at.” In addition to combining for just short of 1,600 yards on the ground, they are nearly as dangerous in the passing game. Freeman had 54 catches for 462 yards and a couple of scores, while Coleman hauled in 31 passes for 421 yards and three TDs.last_img read more

A superior win for Capri by Fraser Brisbane

first_imgSource = Capri by Fraser Brisbane A superior win for Capri by Fraser, BrisbaneJust five months after opening, Capri by Fraser, Brisbane has scooped the Best Superior Accommodation category at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence.The stylish property took out the award from a competitive field of newly opened hotels in Brisbane who were also in the running including Four Points by Sheraton, Next Hotel, Tryp by Wyndham, The Glen Hotel and Suites and The Calamvale Hotel.Over 1,000 esteemed industry guests attended the QHA event, an annual celebration of Queensland’s hotel industry achievements. The 2015 awards saw a record number of nominations from small and large hotels and over 43 honours for Queensland’s best pubs, hotels and hoteliers were awarded on the night. The industry awards are judged by a panel of industry heavy weights, who visit the entrants anonymously.Capri by Fraser, Brisbane opened in April this year in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. This opening marked the first Frasers Hospitality property to open in Queensland. At the same time it is the first ‘Capri by Fraser’ property in Australia, the Frasers Hospitality group’s tech-intuitive, design-led hotel brand.“This award is a fantastic achievement for us and acknowledges the team’s hard work this year in opening our first Capri in Australia and Fraser’s first hotel in Queensland.” says Mariusz Tymosiewicz, General Manager of Capri by Fraser, Brisbane.Capri by Fraser, Brisbane is set in an enviable location within walking distance to Queen Street Mall shopping, Eagle Street Pier riverside dining, City Botanical Gardens and Treasury Casino.Each design-led suite at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane features free and fast WiFi, king size bed, kitchenette with Nespresso coffee machine and microwave, ergonomically designed desk and Herman Miller work chairs, Malin & Goetz bath amenities, an iPod docking station and 48” LED TV.The rooms are complemented by the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities. Guests have access to the 24/7 fully equipped gym, indoor heated swimming pool, his and hers steam room and sauna, and 24/7 Spin and Play launderette where guests are fully entertained with foosball or Xbox Kinect between spin cycles.All hotel dining has been carefully created in partnership with Chef Pete Evans including the 24/7 in room dining menu, conference and events catering, and the hotel’s signature restaurant, Asana by Pete Evans, The fresh and delicious menus showcase the best seasonal QLD produce.last_img read more