The OrchardTOWNSVILLE’S newest large lot master planned community is growing quickly with eight homes either about to begin or already under construction and almost as many on hold. Elements North Queensland Sales Manager Paul Fotinos said The Orchard’s location and fully serviced large homesites were a major factor in the success of sales. “This is the only development that offers easy access to just about every major employment hub as well as large homesites that are all fully-serviced including NBN ready, underground power, town water and sewage connection, kerb and channelling,” Mr Fotinos said. “We always knew there was a pent-up demand for this kind of product in the local market but to have this many lots all but sold in the past few months has exceeded our expectations.”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“There are definite signs that confidence is returning to the residential market and all indications are that the demand will grow faster for larger, full-serviced homesites that provide generous building envelope compared to the traditional lot.” The Orchard is a 350 home development set in natural bush land off Darling Road in Jensen and boasts new, fully serviced homesites from 1000 to 4000sq m.Mr Fotinos said The Orchard’s proximity to the Ring Road meant there were just one or two sets of traffic lights to work for residents employed at major employers The Hospital, JCU and Lavarack. “There are around 20,000 locals employed at these employment nodes and we have received a lot of interest from this market all seeking more space,” Mr Fotinos said. “There are some great schools just minutes away and also plenty of shops and parks nearby. Buyers are really drawn to this balance of convenience, lifestyle and space.” For more info, call Mr Fotinos on 4731 1425.
LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) – West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer has underscored the value of experience in the Twenty20 unit, as the Caribbean side prepare to take on India in a three-match series starting here tomorrow.Selectors last month named a 14-man squad for the first two matches at the Central Broward Stadium, with seasoned campaigners Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell included in the lineup.Significantly, Narine will be appearing for West Indies for the first time in nearly two years and his presence, along with that of the senior players, has given Reifer cause for optimism.“Experience is vital. You can’t go wrong with experience,” said Reifer, who oversaw West Indies’ disastrous World Cup campaign.“We will be depending on Pollard, Narine and those guys to bring all the experience they have. They’ve been playing over 10 years in the IPL so they’ve been playing against the Indians for a long time.“In speaking to Pollard, in speaking to Narine, they are eager as well to lend all the experience they can to the team set-up. It’s just a matter of going out there and gelling together as a team and putting in good performances, and when we’re put under pressure that we band together as a team.”He added: “The team is a young team. I like to mix experience with youth – it’s a good blend. But I’m looking forward to guys like Pollard, Narine and Carlos Brathwaite sharing knowledge with the younger guys.“We have a young team with good talent. It’s just a matter of getting the guys in the right frame of mind to perform at the international standard.”Guyana Jaguars wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble has been called up for the first time while rookies, left-handed opener John Campbell and left-arm spinner Khary Pierre, have also been included.Reifer said the squad had been gelling well and creating the type of atmosphere crucial to team unity and success against India.“We have young Khary Pierre. He’s a young spinner who actually played in India last year. He bowled pretty well and is a good fielder as well,” Reifer pointed out.“We have a good blend and I like what I’m seeing here at the practice sessions. Everybody is enthusiastic, energy levels are high, and guys are pushing one another and working hard; so these are the things we’re trying to get into the team.“We’re trying to change the team culture, trying to get the work ethic to be as high as possible and we want the intensity levels to be very high every time we come to a practice session. Those are the things we are working on with the younger players to have a solid culture going forward.”Reifer also backed the uncapped Bramble to be an asset to the side when called on.“He’s been around first class cricket for a while. I saw him play a few times and he played some good innings for Guyana,” Reifer noted.“He toured with the A team last year to Canada and I think Bramble will bring some youthful experience to the team. He is willing and eager to get out there on the park and perform.”
In the first round of the Challenger in Lima, the best BH tennis player Damir Džumhur is to measure strengths with Hans Podlipnik-Castillo.Džumhur, who was set as the first holder of the tournament in the capital of Peru, should go out onto the central court against the Chilean tennis player (171st on the ATP list) tonight around 7:30 p.m., after the matches Dutra Silva – Belotti (starting from 4:30 p.m.) and Saez – Pella finish.The best tennis player, who is on the 80th position on the latest ATP list, has a chance to come close to TOP 70 by winning the tournament, if several results of other tennis players turn out in his favor.Džumhur needs an early elimination of five tennis players: Dušan Lajović and Ernests Gulbis in Basel, Marcel Granollers and Nicolas Almagro in Valencia, and Paolo Lorenzi in Monterey.The best placement that Džumhur might achieve on the newest ATP list is 67th position if, in addition to winning in Lima and early elimination of the five aforementioned players, Denis Cudla fails in Basel.(Source: klix.ba/ photo novi)