Kanimbla tops socio-economic index among Cairns suburbs

first_img135 McFarlane Drive, Kanimbla.LEAFY, hilly and accessible – Kanimbla has all the attributes of the popular and friendly Far North Queensland suburb it has proven to be for almost three decades. The area was made its own suburb in 1989, excised from neighbouring Manoora and Mooroobool.Named after MV Kanimbla, a passenger liner which had serviced Cairns before going into military service during World War II, the mostly residential area is close to the CBD, being less than 6km to the west, as well as amenities such as parks, shops, medical centres, in the neighbouring suburbs.The population of more than 2600 residents consists mainly of families and the housing stock is dominated by detached dwellings, many of which are part of new estates in the area.Over the next 10 months, Cairns Regional Council is set to invest more in the suburb with a dog park to be built on Robson St in Drainage Reserve.Earlier this year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics socio-economic index, ranked Kanimbla number one among Cairns suburbs, before Redlynch, Brinsmead, Goldsborough, Wrights Creek and Stratford.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe mountainside suburb provides quick and  convenient access to the brilliant views, and brutal cycling or running workouts from Lake Morris Rd.The relatively new suburb is one of only a few in Cairns to have a median house price in excess of $500,000.The Kanimbla Heights residential estate, started in the early 2000s, has to a large extent underpinned the suburb’s growth.Slightly older homes exist for first-home buyers to get their foot in the market but there is also options all the way up to million-dollar homes that command prestigious locations in the hills, with views and bigger blocks of land.Future development is constrained by hill slopes in the northeast and southwest.The green space in the area is mostly allocated to small neighbourhood parks.The population of Kanimbla is mainly second and third-home buyers.last_img read more

Students rally against human trafficking

first_imgStudents rallied to raise awareness about human trafficking in a Wednesday night event near Tommy Trojan put on by World Vision ACTS, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness about social injustices.Demonstration · Students Ester Lee, Chloe Kwan and Kaytee Canfield add their handprint to show their solidarity for the fight against human trafficking at an World Vision ACTS rally held Wednesday at Tommy Trojan. – Maddy Campion | Daily TrojanAdam Joe, World Vision ACTS co-president and a sophomore majoring in film production, delivered a speech to kick off the rally, which featured activities and poster boards encouraging student engagement and discussion of injustices associated with human trafficking.“We will not accept slavery,” Joe said. “Our generation is rising up as the next abolitionists of our time.”Joe said human trafficking is a worldwide issue and exists in many forms, including child soldiers and sex slaves.According to World Vision ACTS co-president Michelle Lau, a sophomore majoring in business administration, 27 million people are currently enslaved worldwide, making human trafficking the third-largest crime in the world.Lau said that students have the power to affect social injustices, such as human trafficking. World Vision ACTS uses “creative activism” to address social issues on a global scale, according to Lau.“As students at USC and in America, we enjoy a democratic system and a privileged country. We should voice our opinions about these issues because our society has the means to make a difference,” Lau said. “Creative activism allows the issue to become tangible for people and take action. They have to interact and feel engaged in the cause.”Joy Elise, a sophomore majoring in graphic design and cognitive science, submitted her art addressing the issue of human trafficking to the organizers, who displayed it at the event. Organizers also put up informational display boards that encouraged attendees to guess how many slaves exist globally and compare the prices of everyday items in a dorm room to the monetary value associated with child slaves.World Vision ACTS member Mo Alabi, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism, said the organization emphasizes spreading awareness for various causes, such as AIDS, famine and malaria, in unique ways.“We’re really focused on putting the message out there in a way that’s creative and sticks with people,” Alabi said. “Everything we do is student driven and designed by us. The dedication of the [leaders and members of the club] is amazing.”Club members read aloud stories of children around the world who have been affected by human trafficking and encouraged students passing by to show their solidarity for the cause by painting their handprint onto a banner.Lesley Chan, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, stopped to look at the posters at the event as she was walking down Trousdale Parkway. Chan said that the information she learned about human trafficking at the event inspired her to learn more about the issue.“I just heard a story about a girl in California who was forced into prostitution. I was really surprised that, even in our own country, human trafficking is happening,” Chan said.last_img read more

Hoey leads the Irish

first_imgHoey will start in a tie for third place in Munich today when he resumes from 10-under par and just two shots behind out-right leader, Rafa Cabrera Bello (pr: Bay-oh) of Spain.The Ulsterman knows that he can keep himself in the mix – provided he can keep the errors out of his game.last_img

New Eagles Invitee Dumps Nigeria for Dutch Club

first_imgHowever, he has now told his club’s website he will not be flying out to Nigeria for the game because he wishes to concentrate on his club career after chalking up a good run in the first team.“I see it as a great honour that I am noticed in my homeland,” Ebuehi told his club’s website.“But at this moment ADO Den Haag require my full attention especially now that I have settled into the main team. Therefore it does not seem the right time to travel to Nigeria for the match.“I want to focus completely on the club, but I certainly do not rule out that I could take up another call-up.”This season, he has made six appearances in the league for his club and scored a goal.Last year, he made a total of 14 appearances in the league.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s new Super Eagles invitee, Tyronne Ebuehi, has ruled himself out of next week’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria, insisting he prefers to focus on his Dutch club ADO Den Haag.Ebuehi is a 20-year-old right fullback and has been given a first-ever call-up by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for the November 12 clash with Algeria in Uyo.last_img read more

Ezenwa Leads Home Based Eagles 18-Man List For 2017 WAFU Cup

first_imgHead coach of the home based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has announced the 18-man squad that will represent Nigeria at this month’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in Ghana.FC IfeanyiUbah’s shot stopper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who was in goal for Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier double-header against Cameroon last weekend, headlines the list alongside 17 others.The full list includes: Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)Defenders: Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Daniel James (Plateau United)Midfielders: Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)Forwards: Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Peter Eneji (Plateau United); Ubong Friday (Akwa United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)Nigeria will face Sierra Leone in the first round knockout phase before eight teams will be drawn into two groups of 4 teams each for the final round of the competition.The 2017 WAFU Cup will take place in two Ghanian cities, Takoradi and Sekondi from 9th – 24th September 2017.RelatedRohr Unveils 23-man Squad For Zambia ShowdownSeptember 26, 2017In “National Team”Yusuf Lists Ezenwa, Odey, 28 Others For CHAN FixtureJuly 11, 2017In “Africa”Amapakabo Picks Ezenwa, Ibrahim, 18 Others For TogoOctober 17, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more