A father walking with his dog and his son in the suburbsGROWING families are increasingly shying away from popular school catchment zones in favour of acreage living.CoreLogic figures show semirural suburbs have the highest percentage of family households in Townsville. Alice River tops the list with 92.3 per cent.Mount Low and Bushland Beach follow at a close second with 89.8 per cent of residents living in a family household, followed by Rangewood (89.3 per cent) and Gumlow (88.6 per cent).At 87.2 per cent, Annandale was the only city suburb to rank in the Top 10.Explore Property sales agent Allison Gough said she was not surprised by the result, with more families making the move back to greener pastures.“People want acreage and Alice River is also in direct line with very good schools such as Ryan Catholic College, Ignatius Park and Holy Spirit,” she said.“So any property that we have that’s a quarter of an acre or above always gets a lot of interest from buyers.Ms Gough said Bushland Beach was another commonsense suburb for families.“This suburb just makes perfect sense as it’s a destination suburb,” she said.“It’s very quiet and great for families. “In fact, it’s one of those suburbs where kids still walk to the skate park and are out riding their bikes on the street. “You don’t see that very often anymore and I think that’s what people enjoy so much about the area.”On the flip side, CoreLogic figures showed non-family households clearly favoured city and beachside suburbs.Arcadia on Magnetic Island and Rowes Bay are favoured by 51.2 and 51.1 per cent of non-family households respectively, with South Townsville (49.6 per cent), North Ward (49.4 per cent), Picnic Bay (48.2 per cent) and Townsville CBD (47.2 per cent) also ranking high on the list.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 TOP 10 SUBURBS WITH HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF FAMILY HOUSEHOLD S (Source: Core Logic) SUBURB % 1 Alice River 92.3 2 Mount Low 89.8 3 Bushland Beach 89.8 4 Rangewood 89.3 5 Gumlow 88.6 6 Annandale 87.2 7 Bohle Plains 86.8 8 Bluewater Park 86.1 9 Burdell 85.9 10 Jensen 85.8
NATIONAL Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Michele Roberts expressed concern over the NBA’s tentative timeline to open training camps for the 2020-21 season on November 10 – less than a month after the proposed end of the NBA Finals in Orlando, Florida.“I was surprised to see it,” Roberts told ESPN on Thursday night.The NBA delivered teams a working timeline with a number of revised dates, including the start of training camp on November 10 and opening night on December 1, sources said.The NBPA’s team representatives are expected to approve the NBA’s plan of a 22-team resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando on a Friday conference call. But looming negotiations on a long list of 2020-21 financial and competitive issues will include the league’s hopes of starting next season with such a tight turnaround after this season’s Finals in October.Changes to the league calendar would be among the many items that have to be collectively bargained with the NBPA.Starting the season in early December would allow many NBA players to participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and also would avoid the back end of the NBA playoffs, draft and free agency fighting for attention with the start of the 2021 NFL season.The NBA’s plans for resumption at the Disney World Resort in Orlando include a July 31 tip and October 12 as the final possible date for a Game 7 of the Finals – which would leave less than month of time-off for players who participate in the Finals. Nevertheless, eight teams are finished for the season now, and most teams in the league will have completed their season by the end of September.The NBA and NBPA recently reached an agreement to extend until September the original 60-day window that preserves the league’s right to terminate the collective bargaining agreement, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN.The extension prolongs NBA’s ability to trigger the nuclear option to its economic crisis – terminating the CBA under the force majeure event provision – which it could have done within two months of the March 11 shutdown of the league.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Syracuse found itself in a familiar situation against Albany. The year before, SU had trailed 6-1 before completing a second-half comeback. Three minutes into the third quarter, the Great Danes took that same five-goal lead.But this Saturday was not the same for Syracuse. When the Orange fell behind last year, the resurgence, led by its seniors — whether it be an assist or goal —resulted in a game-winner with under two seconds left. But this year, as the goal-differential margin grew and grew, no Syracuse player could find an answer on how to break through. SU’s chances at a comeback quickly evaporated.A week after its 17-goal rout of Binghamton, No. 7 Syracuse found its first real test of the season. Despite scoring first, a Jamie Trimboli goal just three minutes and 10 seconds in, the Orange would be held scoreless for nearly 36 minutes. That gave No. 4 Albany’s attack time to break down the SU defense.On the backs of All-American Connor Fields and No. 1 recruit in the freshman class, Tehoka Nanticoke, who combined for seven goals and two assists, the Great Danes (1-0) rode a 7-1 third-quarter run in its season opener to blow the game open and down the Orange (1-1), 15-3, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse was held to just three goals in a game for the first time since 1991, when it fell to North Carolina, 10-3.“For the amount of possessions they had and the time that they had the ball on their offensive end of the field,” SU head coach John Desko said, “that’s a tremendous amount of pressure on our defense.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe third-quarter run was catalyzed from faceoff specialist and All-American TD Ierlan. Last year, he couldn’t find an answer to then-senior Ben Williams, winning just 6-of-21 faceoffs and allowing a Syracuse offense that came out of the gate slow to settle in. Albany was held scoreless in last year’s third quarter, allowing SU to claw its way back into the game.That wasn’t the case on Saturday, as Ierlan dominated whatever was thrown at him. His 7-for-9 performance at the faceoff X in the third quarter helped Albany possess the ball for the majority of the frame.Because of Albany’s constant pressure, SU’s defense grew tired. The Orange rarely had any offensive opportunities — only five in that frame — and the defense remained active for the majority of the 15 minutes. Eventually, with the help of Ierlan, Nanticoke and Fields were able to beat their respective matchups of Tyson Bomberry and Nick Mellen.“We played possession after possession after possession,” Mellen, a redshirt-sophomore longpole, said. “… I felt tired throughout the game, it was a long game defensively.”Nanticoke entered Saturday surrounded by hype from analysts and fans alike. He was the top-ranked recruit and videos of his trick shots went viral. He scored just one goal in the first half and missed a handful of shots. But in the third quarter, Nanticoke finally broke past Bomberry, netting four goals in the frame.To open the second half, Nanticoke caught the ball and backed down Bomberry. As he moved closer to the cage, he turned and jumped in front of the net, placing the ball past goalie Dom Madonna. It was the turning point in an otherwise close game.“If you’ve looked at our last couple of games here in the Dome, we’ve had leads at halftime but really struggled in that third quarter,” Albany head coach Scott Marr said. “… When you can get that monkey off your back and that feeling of not scoring in the third quarter, that gave us a really good emotional boost.”Nearly 12 minutes later, with the Great Danes up eight, Nanticoke backed down Bomberry on the opposite side. Similar to the one before, he spun in front of the crease and beat Madonna. Fields added back-to-back goals as well in the 7-1 run. With Mellen’s stick in his face, Fields spun and released a shot while in the air, beating Madonna. He added the other goal in transition after a Syracuse turnover.Fields and Nanticoke combined for just one first-half goal, but the duo put up six goals combined in the third quarter. In all, the Great Danes outshot the Orange 16-to-4 in the third quarter and Madonna ended the frame without a single save.“We just wanted to keep playing that game we were playing in the first half,” Fields said, “because we were feeling like we were getting a lot of opportunities, we just weren’t capitalizing on them.”’The fourth quarter was similar to the first half, with neither team dominating. But the damage had been done and the game was already blown wide open.“We fell apart in the second half,” Bomberry said.And Albany, the team that entered Saturday with just one win ever against Syracuse, made a statement in its season opener. Comments