The Townsville suburbs popular with Generation Y

first_imgA street sign in Douglas.DOUGLAS, Bohle Plains, Mount Low, Deeragun and Idalia top the list of suburbs Gen Y residents like to call home in Townsville.According to Core Logic data the average age of residents is 30 or below for the five suburbs with the 20 to 29 age bracket having the largest percentage of residents.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza who specialises in the Douglas area was not surprised the suburb was so popular with young people as the university was nearby.“You get university students, nurses and army people as well,” Ms Plozza said.“You also get people where Mum and Dad have bought in Douglas then the kids end up buying there eventually, too.“You’ve got lots of walkways, beautiful ponds with turtles and everything and it is so well maintained, so it’s a place where a lot of people want to live.”Bohle Plains has surged in popularity following the Kalynda Chase estate which was started by Urbex and has continued to expand.In Douglas the average age is 24, followed by Bohle Plains at 27, Mount Low at 28 and Deeragun and Idalia both at 30.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 2020In Douglas more than one in three residents are aged between 20 and 29 and 61 per cent are under 30,Urbex general manager Peter Sherrie said Kalynda Chase offered affordability for young families.“Kalynda Chase is seeing a lot of interest from young couples who are looking for an affordable first house,” he said.“The local amenities within the estate certainly add value. The convenience of having facilities such as the tennis courts … a grocery store and restaurant, is very attractive to first home buyers.“Young couples want everything in one place and Kalynda Chase offers an affordable yet active lifestyle that first home buyers want.” Ray White Townsville agent Julie Munro said Mount Low had become popular with young families.“Mount Low is largely non-Townsvillians,” she said.“It’s people transferring here for work and professional people coming here that are migrating from smaller North Queensland communities.“They are happy to live out there and it’s absolutely swarming with young families and children.”last_img read more

How to make your relationship work when your schedules Don’t gel

first_img Share Tweet When it to comes to juggling work and life schedules, many partners feel like ships passing in the night. Whether it’s business travel, long hours at the office or family responsibilities that are keeping your schedules out of sync, at some point, it’s bound to start wearing on one or both of you.So how can you stay connected?Make “together-time” a must: When you’re both home, make sure to carve out together time even if it means just watching a movie or sharing a meal. And take out your calendars every month so you can put aside time for an actual date away from home. Even if your date is hot chocolate together during one of your breaks at work, it’s essential to find time to connect.Separate business and pleasure: Because your ‘together’ time is precious, it might work to communicate about the bills, the grocery list or upcoming events through email or text. This way you’re not sacrificing the hours you physically have together by going over household issues.Do something unexpected and sweet: You don’t need to be in the same place to show you care. Try sending your partner a video message on Skype. It’ll take you a minute to record, and will stick with your partner all day. Even a simple note in his bag or a voicemail on her machine “just because” will remind you both that you’re a priority.Don’t let small things turn into major blow-outs: The bed might not always get made and the dishes might remain in the sink one day too long but… these aren’t the things you should obsess over in your limited time together. Find time to check in about expectations so you’re on the same page, but don’t let temporary aggravation turn into a heated debate.It’s also great to keep your options open; you or your partner might not be living the dream at your current jobs, so networking and exploring other career opportunities might be a way to get back on the same or a saner schedule.Huffington Post Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img LifestyleRelationships How to make your relationship work when your schedules Don’t gel by: – May 21, 2014 49 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

MDI basketball teams win rivalry showdowns against Ellsworth

first_img MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both defeated Ellsworth last week in the first set of home-and-home games between the two rivals.MDI girls win defensive battleThe MDI girls’ team allowed just seven points in the second half to defeat Ellsworth 33-21 on Wednesday.It was a slow start for both teams, but the Trojans picked up the pace in the last quarter and clinched the victory with consistent shooting from the free-throw line.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles lead the Trojans throughout the first quarter, though neither team put up many points; Ellsworth led 9-5 after the first eight minutes and had a 14-12 edge going into halftime.During the 10-minute halftime break, MDI head coach Brent Barker tried to get his team to settle down.“I told them we had to relax,” Barker said. “We were just playing very tight. I said, ‘Guys, we came out with a good defensive effort. Now let’s come out and execute.’”Barker said the players might have felt the pressure of a rivalry game that saw a big fan turnout, but the girls took their coach’s message to heart. The Trojans shifted the momentum and went into the fourth quarter ahead 22-20 and carried the lead the rest of the way.MDI’s free-throw shooting was key to the victory. In the fourth quarter alone, sophomore Julia Watras shot 8 of 10 from the line to help her team seal the win.“In tournament play and in big games, you’ve got to limit your turnovers and make your foul shots,” Barker said. “We hit our foul shots, but we had a couple of turnovers that we didn’t need to [make].”The Eagles shot just 43 percent from the free-throw line, whereas the Trojans shot 63 percent.“[The free-throw advantage] was huge for us,” Barker said.Watras led the Trojans with 10 points, and Maddy Good scored seven. Ellsworth’s Sammy Mason had five.MDI also topped John Bapst on Friday and Old Town on Monday. Its next game will be at home against Hermon (8-1) at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 12.MDI boys stay unbeaten with rivalry winIn the boys’ game the following night, MDI took the lead early in the game and led 18-12 after one quarter. In the second quarter, MDI’s defense held the Eagles to just two points, and the offense racked up 19 more points to extend the lead to 37-14 at the half.Ellsworth (5-4) kept pace with the Trojans throughout the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t nearly enough. MDI recorded a double-digit win for the sixth time in seven games.Nearly every MDI player saw some time on the court. Riley Swanson led the Trojans with six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points overall. Graham Good was 5 of 5 and finished the game with 12. Bryce Harmon and Zach Harris each had 16 for Ellsworth.“Everyone looks at this game as one of the most important of season because it’s Ellsworth, and it’s been one of the biggest rivals since the schools consolidated,” he said. “It’s always a big night.”Norwood said everything came together for MDI in the win.“I thought our defense in the half court was good especially in the second quarter, he said. “We did a good job in the half court of shrinking the floor. [The Eagles] have great dribblers, great penetrators, and we were able to stop them.”Racking up point after point certainly didn’t hurt, either.“Offensively, when Riley Swanson gets off like that, good things happen,” said Norwood, who also noted the contributions of each player. “We’ve got 14 guys who can really play.”MDI (8-0) also beat John Bapst 72-55 last Saturday. The team were scheduled to face Old Town (2-6) on Wednesday, and its next game will be at home against Hermon (8-1) at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 13. Ellsworth will be at home against Houlton (5-2) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017 Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all)center_img Bio Latest Posts Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. tbigler@mdislander.comlast_img read more

Men’s soccer season roundup: Although record disappointing, some bright spots in 2015

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s soccer season came to a close on Nov. 8 as Indiana knocked them out of the Big Ten tournament 1-0. The loss marked the second consecutive season in which the Badgers failed to finish with a win percentage of at least .500. But a lot of positives can be taken from this season’s performances.The core of the team is still relatively young, setting Wisconsin up for the opportunity to excel in upcoming seasons. In terms of departures, the Badgers will need to find replacements to fill the voids of senior captains Drew Conner (midfield), Adam Lauko (defense) and Carl Schneider (defense).But compared to the 2014 season, in which the team failed to win a single game in Big Ten play, and only managed to produce three wins, significant improvements were made during this season. The Badgers finished in seventh place in the final conference standings, claiming a total of nine points — an improvement from the single point the team earned a season prior. Wisconsin also improved their win total to five this season.Four of those wins came on the road in 2015, as the Badgers proved to be a much better team playing away from the McClimon Complex. For some unexplainable reason, the team’s home record dropped considerably this season. Wisconsin claimed only one win in Madison, and that didn’t even occur until the final regular season game versus Northwestern.A major part of the team’s success this season was the emergence of sophomore midfielder Christopher Mueller. The Schaumburg, Illinois native led the team in points (15) and goals (5) on the season, including the game-winning goal in double overtime against Rutgers, which gave Wisconsin their first win of the season. Expect Mueller to be a major contributor to the Wisconsin attack in his final two seasons on the team.But Mueller isn’t the only sophomore that will have a major role to play in the next two seasons. Tom Barlow, Mark Segbers, Adrien Remeniuk, Alex Masbruch, Nick Jones, Mike Catalano and Enda O’Neill are all slated to be key pieces in the Wisconsin starting eleven next season. The youth trend should continue as Big Ten All-Freshman defender Sam Brotherton will likely hold down the center back role in defense throughout the entirety of his Wisconsin career.In terms of seniority, players like Matej Radonic, Brian Hail, and Luc Kazmierczak will have to serve as leaders during the 2016 season.It’s also expected that freshman Isaac Schlenker, freshman Elan Koenig, and sophomore Nikola Atlija will see more game time next year as the Badgers reload and refocus on getting back to a level capable of contending for the Big Ten crown.That young core means the future for the Wisconsin men’s soccer program looks bright on paper. The team, comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores the last two seasons, is gaining valuable experience, and the growing process may finally have a chance to pay dividends in 2016.last_img read more