MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Waterfront site a new record sale Developer Unison Projects is releasing the final blocks in Parkside, within its master-planned residential community ‘Highfields’ at Bridgeman Downs.The final blocks in a masterplanned community with views of pristine parkland at Bridgeman Downs have been released to the market.Parkside, by the developer Unison Projects, offers a tree-change opportunity with premium lots adjoining parkland or with views.The $60 million Highfields estate on Roghan Rd comprises 132 lots ranging from 400sq m to more than 1200sq m and has been planned over four stages. The first two releases of Highfields sold out. Catch dinner from your balcony Dream homes under $350K Unison Projects sales executive Simon Ewing said the Parkside Collection release includes 24 lots, of which 17 have been sold.“We only have seven blocks in Parkside remaining with all lots 500sq m or larger,” Mr Ewing said. “Six of those lots back directly onto the 1.5ha protected nature reserve giving buyers a feeling of living on acreage.“Purchasers in Parkside have a chance for a true tree-change as they have the benefit of extending their backyard into the trees and parkland, providing a peaceful outlook.”Mr Ewing said Highfields had proven to be hugely popular with locals. “The estate takes advantage of its orientation by offering breathtaking views to the north and east, including glimpses of the Glass House Mountains and cooling sea breezes,” he said.Mr Ewing said Bridgeman Downs was a highly sought-after prestige northern suburb of Brisbane, where there were few opportunities to build a home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoIt is 14km from the Brisbane CBD and serviced by a high standard of amenities and close to major shopping centres such as Westfield Chermside. THE BASICS PARKSIDE Developer: Unison Projects Price: From $489,000 Address: Roghan Rd, Bridgeman Downs
Four men and three women team members died while 14 others were rescued. The PCG said that initial investigation showed the paddlers had no life vests when their boat capsized. OnMonday, September 30, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group,local government units, the Philippine Coast Guard, the Municipal Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office, and Boracay’s water sports associations willreview existing protocols to create a unified and concrete approach toemergency management. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has suspended all dragon boat activities in Boracay Island as government reviews their training protocols.(With Akean Forum/PN) OnWednesday, September 25, a 21-member team of Boracay Dragon Force was trainingoff the shoreline of Barangay Manoc-Manoc when their boat overturned, lashed bystrong waves. “Titingnan natin ang mga kapasidad ng iba’tibang ahensiya ng gobyerno na involved saquick emergency response, kung maykakulangan at problema na kailangang punuan sa kanilang mga logistics at resources. Dapat may emergency hotlines narin na maaaring tawagan ang mga tao na apektado ng mga tradheya,” Bernardinosaid. MALAY, Aklan – The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) wants to enhance the capacity and capability of public emergency services on Boracay Island after a boat carrying the Boracay Dragon Boat Team recently capsized, leaving 7 members dead. Fourteen paddlers were rescued while seven others were killed when the boat of a 21-member paddling team capsized off the shoreline of Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Sept. 25. COAST GUARD AKLAN BoracayInter-Agency Rehabilitation Group (BIARG) General Manager NatividadBernardino said that there will be a comprehensive reassessment of theemergency response programs of different government agencies during disastersor emergency situations. “Inthe future, kapag may comprehensiveemergency response program ay maayos natayong makakatugon sa mga emergencies and disasters. We could alsorecommend to the Boracay task force paramabibigyan ito ng kaukulang suporta,” Bernardino said. “Nabalitaan natin na mabagal ang emergency response ng mga ahensiya ng gobyerno, dahil mgamaliliit na bangka ang naunang nakatulong sa kanila,” Bernardinosaid.
It also has the same security system that US president Donald Trump enjoys in the Air Force One. A £1.5million anti-ballistic system is in place on the jet, which is designed to counter any ballistic missiles fired in its direction. The Boeing 767-33A ER, nicknamed ‘The Bandit’, boasts a master bedroom with a double bed and a banquet hall that seats up to 30 people He also owns two other Boeing aircrafts – a 767-300 worth £55million and a 767-700 worth £60million. Those two planes also boast conference rooms and bedrooms, although they’re not as hi-tech as The Bandit. However, Abramovich has not been using any of his swanky jets to visit Stamford Bridge lately. The 53-year-old has not been spotted at Chelsea’s home since early 2018 amid a row over his UK visa. After the British government’s diplomatic relations with Russia became sour, Abramovich withdrew his application for a visa and has therefore been unable to visit the UK ever since. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is one of the richest businessmen on the planet, with a reported net worth of £9.7billion. That means he boasts some of the most luxurious aircrafts imaginable, as well as a £1.2billion super yacht. But the Blues owner has one private plane that stands out from the rest – his customised Boeing 767-33A ER nicknamed ‘The Bandit’. Abramovich bought the jet back in 2004, just a year after he took the Stamford Bridge reins, when Hawaiian Airlines scrapped their order. Touch of Class:Master bedroom in the Bandit . And as you would expect from a £66million plane, it makes for quite the glamorous flying experience. As well as a banquet hall with room for up to 30 people, there is a kitchen, office and bedroom with a double bed installed on board. The Bandit’s interior consists of precious metals and fine wood, including chestnut and gold trim. Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared Loading…
The California challenger tried several times to make a pass underneath or around the outside, but each time Winebarger thwarted those advances. Unfortunately, the two touched briefly in turn one on lap 32, resulting in Winebarger spinning. By Ben Deatherage After runner-up finishes in each of the last two series events, Kellen Chadwick was the Monday night Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout winner at Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo by Josh Ryan) Winebarger looked primed to three-peat, setting a rapid pace from his outside pole start and building a huge lead over the rest of the field. Winebarger went to the tail of the field, Chadwick inherited the lead with three laps to go and held onto the top spot the rest of the way to win collect his fifth career Wild West Shootout victory. Chadwick ended Collen Winebarger’s winning streak at two with the $1,000 victory, putting his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot in the process. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 24) – After runner-up finishes each of the last two nights, Kellen Chadwick stood on the top step of the podium following Monday evening’s Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout at Cottage Grove Speedway. The leader encountered heavy lapped traffic in the final half of the main event and began to come under pressure from the second-running Chadwick. Bricen James, Shane DeVolder, defending series champion John Campos and Matthew Drager completed the top five. The highest car count through the first four events was hit with 42 drivers making the journey to the historic quarter-mile, representing five states and one Canadian province. Feature results – 1. Kellen Chadwick; 2. Bricen James; 3. Shane Devolder; 4. John Campos; 5. Matthew Drager; 6. Curtis Towns; 7. Aaron Sheelar; 8. Jeffrey Hudson; 9. Mark Carrell; 10. Jake Mayden; 11. Derick Young; 12. Paul Rea; 13. Eston Whisler; 14. Jeff Faulkner; 15. Jimmy Lipke; 16. Geoff Morris; 17. Collen Winebarger; 18. Grey Ferrando; 19. Ryan Lauer; 20. Jake Pike.
THIS week we look at a tennis player who has been plying her trade competitively for the past nine years and has made strides in crafting her skills but isn’t as much in the limelight as she should be.She is a quiet, pleasant young lady and while she may not be the most aggressive player you’ll meet, she’s still one very competitive tennis player.Nicola Ramdyhan started training and playing tennis when she was seven years old, but she started playing just for fun when she was much younger.Most recently the double-handed backhand player ended as one of Guyana’s best players at the Inter-Guiana Games Tennis Tournament in French Guiana, where, despite the fact that the team lost overall, she won all of her matches.She is also the reigning Bakewell Junior Tennis Open Girls’Under-18 champion and finished as the runner-up in the GBTI Open Ladies singles. Her GBTI loss closed off her three-year monopoly on the title.But it has not always been wins for this 18-year-old, former St Joseph High student. Nicola is the embodiment of perseverance.Nicola did not start off as the top player. She suffered a lot of losses especially when competing at regional and international tournaments. She had to come to grips with just how far behind tennis in Guyana was even at the junior level.But eventually Nicola was able to achieve her first regional win. Her choice word to describe the success? Overjoyed!“That was like proof to show that despite what we didn’t have, we’re still able to compete at the same level with other Caribbean players.”Nicola says she endured through it all because her mom and coach, Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan prepared her early on for the reality of the level that tennis was in Guyana.“I didn’t feel so badly about losing, at an early age. I had already understood that Guyana compared to other countries was not as privileged to have proper facilities and enough training time; so my coach told me to just go out there and play the best that I could, I had nothing to lose. So I wasn’t feeling bad about how I lost, and I actually gained a lot of experience from that.” Nicola related.These days Nicola is still focused on enhancing her skills and dreams big of making it as a professional player. While she waits for her skills to reach its full potential, she’s looking towards an opportunity to be able to study and train.“Right now for me I’m just hoping to get into college using tennis as a platform,” she concluded.
The IOC has proposed saving money on staging the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 to help offset the Olympic body’s extra costs of hundreds of millions of dollars because of the postponement.___The Italian sports minister says it is increasingly unlikely the soccer season will resume.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced Sunday that professional sports teams can resume training on May 18. That means Serie A could resume playing games in June.But Vincenzo Spadafora tells Italian television channel LA7 that “resuming training absolutely does not mean resuming the season.” April 29, 2020 Associated Press Soccer has been brought to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, with some leagues — including France and the Netherlands — canceling their 2019-20 seasons following government orders. FIFA’s medical committee chair has also expressed doubts about completing this season.Tim Meyer, chairman of UEFA’s medical committee, says all soccer organizations planning for resumptions need to produce “comprehensive protocols dictating sanitary and operational conditions” to ensure the health of those involved in the games is protected.Meyer says “it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-20 season” under these conditions and if local legislation is respected.Meyer also is chairing the newly established UEFA medical sub group which is examining the health issues surrounding a return to football.___ The Latest: Official says restarting soccer still possible ___IOC President Thomas Bach says the future of sports after the coronavirus pandemic might mean fewer international events.Bach cited “financial pressure” on organizers and the need to address climate change and says “we may also have to look more closely into the proliferation of sports events.”The IOC president cautions in a letter to Olympic officials and athletes worldwide “the current health crisis will lead to a long and deep economic crisis” which will affect sports.Bach says “governments must include sport in their economic support programs” so it can be part of a worldwide recovery. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A leading medical official at UEFA says soccer competitions should be able to resume this season. The Women’s PGA Championship has been rescheduled for Oct. 6-11 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The major championship was to be played from June 23-28 at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania.The ANA Inspiration and the U.S. Women’s Open are the other U.S.-based majors in the women’s game. They have already been rescheduled.There are five women’s majors. The Evian Championship and the Women’s British Open are both scheduled for August and have yet to be postponed.___ Dutch organizers say the project “had been designed as a big summer party” which would not be able to happen because of the changes in the Vuelta’s original dates. They say they “preferred to request the official departure’s cancellation.”Spanish organizers say they hope to plan a new start in the Netherlands “in the very near future.”This year’s Vuelta was set to start on Aug. 14. New dates have not been announced.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Sebastian Coe says he is “genuinely hoping that the pandemic will have been curtailed” by next year so the Tokyo Olympics can open in July 2021.Coe is the president of World Athletics. He says “it’s pretty clear though that you couldn’t go on forever postponing an Olympic Games. There comes a point where you do have to start posing questions. I hope we’re a little way off that yet.”IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month when the delay was announced that the Tokyo Games would not be held beyond the summer of 2021.Coe also says he doesn’t “know enough to even speculate about vaccines.”Japan Medical Association president Yoshitake Yokokura said Tuesday it would be difficult to hold the Olympics unless effective vaccines are developed. He adds that he sees “the path to restarting Serie A getting ever narrower” and that if he was among the presidents of soccer teams “I would be thinking about next season.”The French government called off the season in that country on Tuesday and Spadafora says that could push Italy to do the same.___The Spanish Vuelta cycling race will not start in the Netherlands as originally planned.This year’s race was set to begin in the Dutch regions of Utrecht and North Brabant but the changes in the cycling calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers in the Netherlands to cancel the country’s participation.
The reminders of Rob Edson are everywhere. For Sue and children Thomas, 15, and Tracey, 12, they come in the form of gifts.More than 1,100 cards from friends and family, co-workers and athletes, neighbors and strangers. A football signed by the 2013 Syracuse football team. A memorialized Onondaga Community College No. 1 jersey presented to the family at Rob’s funeral.Framed photos and personalized messages. The list goes on. “Obviously it’s not going to change, he’s not coming back,” Sue said, “but I still — sometimes it doesn’t feel like this is permanent.”For a family still fully entwined in SU Athletics, where Rob worked for 21 years before becoming the athletic director at OCC, the academic year has been filled with gestures. And for Sue, who continues working as the associate athletics director of SU Athletics communications, compartmentalizing life has become difficult. Rob died at the age of 45 in September of an apparent heart attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the outcropping of support comes jolts of unexpected sorrow.The community she works with is the same community Rob worked with. Her friends were his friends.“It’s like a blessing and a curse at the same time,” said Jeanne Albanese, a close friend of Sue. “Rob and Sue were SU. Now, it’s Sue and SU.”***Each time Sue came home or glanced onto the porch of her Jamesville home during the first two weeks after Rob’s passing, there was another gift. From packs of Gatorade to pre-cooked dinners, boxes of tissues to floral arrangements, it seemed the entire Syracuse community was there to lift up the family.And inside the house, visitors cycled through just as quickly. “You joke about it like, ‘Who are all these people?’” Albanese said, “but that’s just how Sue is. She’d always reach out to people. So would Rob. “And in her greatest time of need, it all came back to her.”Albanese, Sue’s mother Carol Corner and the “Sunday night dinner crew” — family friends Amy and Fred Harle, Kristen Montas Graves and Fred Graves and SU Athletics assistant director of communications Susie Mehringer — spearheaded the support in the first couple weeks after Rob’s death.Corner lived with the family in that time.“It was just so incredibly hard to believe that she was going to have to go through this at such a young age,” Corner said. “And that the kids were going to have to go through life without their dad.”In the first few days without Rob, each friend picked up some of Sue’s responsibilities. Albanese handled the obituary. Carrier Dome managing director Pete Sala took care of communications with OCC. Montas Graves and other friends reached out to Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks Chapel.Mehringer fielded email after email at SU Athletics, responding to people looking to help. “They were almost chomping at the bit. They just wanted so badly to be able to do something to help,” Mehringer said. “And unfortunately there really wasn’t much that we could do. “The one thing that was going to make it better was the one thing that none of us could do — and that was bring Rob back.”***Eighteen rows and three balconies worth of supporters came to Rob’s memorial service Thursday, Sept. 19, five days after he died.And on the following Saturday, the SU football team, which Sue works directly with, dedicated its game against Tulane to the Edson family.SU Athletics officials wore Rob’s trademark sweater vests and an honorary “RE” was painted on the sideline where he normally stood.And Syracuse fullback Clay Cleveland delivered the most surprising gift of the day. Cleveland knelt in the end zone before the game, said a prayer for Rob and told him he would meet him in that same spot again during the game. With 3:21 left in the first quarter, he did just that. In the third quarter, he scored again.The first, and only, two scores of his career.“Sue Edson means a lot to us,” Cleveland said after the game. “I never met Rob personally, but we were at the funeral. We were all so moved. This is for them.”After the game, the team signed a ball for Sue. And when she got home from Thomas’ lacrosse game that afternoon, she caught the end of the television broadcast featuring her, Rob and their family.At the first Sunday dinner without Rob at the end of that week, the group converged at Amy’s cousin’s house. Montas Graves said it helped for Sue that Rob had never been there before. But for Sue, having to sit rather than cook and clean was difficult. Together, they told stories about Rob. Tears turned into laughter.“We just knew she needed us around her,” Montas Graves said. ***Then began Sue’s first week back at work. While the tributes for Rob were ongoing and every day, life for her, Thomas and Tracey was changing.Two cars turned to one. Getting the kids to their athletic events became more complicated. The workload piled up for Sue, who — while appreciative of all the support — was not going to let other people run her life.“She lost a lot of weight and you could always see that she wasn’t sleeping well,” Montas Graves said, “because she continued to try to do everything.” During the Clemson walk through that week, when Sue stepped next to the ‘RE’ for the fist time, emotion came over her. “When I say hard, it just hits you,” Sue said, “and you’re trying to keep yourself composed to handle what you’re supposed to be handling. When things come at me and I’m not ready for them, it’s hard to keep it together.”From there, it was the timely gestures that resonated with her, though she said she’s received some kind of correspondence about Rob in all but about 10 days since his passing. Sala and the athletic department bought and decorated a Christmas tree for her and the kids and set it up in the family’s hotel room at the Texas Bowl in Houston. It was their first Christmas without Rob.A Carrier Dome concessions employee purchased a table for Sue at the SU men’s basketball Hardwood Banquet on March 10 for $800 so she could bring friends. Rob was posthumously awarded the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence, given to an individual with ties to the team, while making outstanding contributions to college basketball.“Honestly, sometimes I’ll do a Twitter search (for #RiseUpForRob) and I’m surprised that there are multiple tweets that I didn’t know about,” Sue said, “and that people are still thinking about him.”***Last Thursday, the latest tribute came in the form of a memorial unveiling in OCC’s SRC Arena. Across from the Hall of Fame wall, Rob’s picture was immortalized in front of friends, family and athletic officials.After OCC senior vice president David Murphy closed the ceremony, Sue held long hugs with each of her children. Soon after, another “RE” logo debuted — this time at the school’s new baseball and softball field.“Maybe it’s not what I didn’t know about Rob, those specific things,” Sue said, “but the number of people he touched.”The memories will keep coming. Sue still has plenty of cards to read, and thank-you cards to write. She still tends to the plants that were given to her for a half hour every week. And those are just the reminders that don’t follow her to and from work every day. With each one comes the feeling of support, of love. But so too comes grief. Said Sue: “I’d give it all back in a minute, in a second to have Rob here. Every bit of everything. Do whatever I had to do.” Comments Published on April 29, 2014 at 2:32 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+
Over the course of Anya Covington’s career, she’s played in an NCAA Tournament and has been apart of winning teams in her first three years with the program. Despite it not being a dream senior season, Covington – along with Thomas – have been reliable leaders all year.[/media-credit]They both stand at 6-foot-2, play the same position on the floor and are in their last year donning a cardinal and white uniform. Yet forwards Anya Covington and Ashley Thomas have each managed to carve out distinct roles for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team en route to establishing themselves as the unanimous emotional leaders.Close friends off the court who say they are deeply united by their strong faith, the two players faced perhaps the greatest challenge of their careers last March when the team sat in a kind of limbo after Barry Alvarez fired head coach Lisa Stone. Though Covington, a three-time captain, had already established her role as Wisconsin’s ever-positive emotional anchor, it was a breakthrough moment for the less experienced Thomas.“We were without a coach for a couple weeks there, and during that time we had to rely on ourselves,” Covington said. “I knew Ashley was always a leader, but that’s when I really saw her show a greater amount of leadership basketball wise; when we had no coach and then people step up. … It was just beautiful to see because we were on our own.”The more physical Covington has taken over as the Badgers’ primary post option in her senior year with 10.5 points per contest to complement 6.4 boards a game. But her much improved numbers have in no way fueled a heated battle with Thomas to be UW’s No. 1 post option. Thomas admits that as a younger player she once focused on statistics like playing time and scoring, but her approach has shifted over a four-year career.“Obviously Anya plays a bigger role in scoring and being more productive, but Ashley finds her niche as far as screening and getting people open,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “They’re similar in that way, but obviously they’re different players even though they play the same position. They have different responsibilities as far as what they’re supposed to be doing out there.”Since arriving on campus in 2008, the duo has only experienced the thrill of playing in an NCAA Tournament once (in 2009-10), but before this year had never played on a team that finished the season below .500.With the Badgers currently standing at 8-18, it hasn’t been the storybook senior season for Covington, Thomas or the team’s third senior, guard Jade Davis. But Kelsey has credited her eldest players with keeping this team together through a rebuilding year.Though Thomas – a Glenview, Ill., native – has seen her scoring more than triple since last season (4.6 points per), she now reflects on her basketball career with a wider lens – a view echoed by her fellow senior forward.“I can’t stand losing, when we have those long droughts of losses without a win in there, it’s hard, but I feel like this team has made it easy in a sense because we’ve stuck together,” Thomas said. “It was never ‘it’s so-and-so’s fault’ or ‘so-and-so didn’t do this.’ We were always able to find the positive in what happened in the game.”Though they can both be heard testing the limits of their vocal cords from the sidelines or yelling for other players to get in position during games, Covington and Thomas each bring a distinguished style to rallying the Badgers.Covington – though not a point guard – could aptly be described as the team’s floor general and is rarely silent when on the floor. Never short on enthusiasm, the senior who started nine games last season carries the rare brand of infectious confidence that keeps every player relentlessly striving for success.Thomas, the more reserved forward whose voice can also be heard echoing through the Kohl Center rafters, prefers to console players individually and delivers powerful messages in fewer words.“I just really get into it and Ashley’s really grounded, so when she says something everyone pays attention because she’s really grounded in what she’s saying; she really thought about it,” Covington said. “I’m usually talking the most and I think what I say matters, but when Ashley speaks it’s just deeper.”Much like their unique approaches in carrying the team through an often frustrating season, the two senior forwards serve quite different roles when they are on the court. While Covington has emerged as UW’s most reliable option in the paint, Thomas has embraced the unheralded role of setting up scoring opportunities for her teammates.But, in a way that exudes their approach to basketball, both could not be more content with how their career in Madison has unfolded. With just one home game remaining, it may not be the senior season they imagined as optimistic freshmen, but Covington and Thomas together bring a competitive yet collected attitude that has come to define the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.“We’re friends because we’ve been through the same things together and helped each other through those ups-and-downs that we’ve experienced both on and off the court,” Thomas noted. “We’ve definitely grown, I know we can trust each other, rely on one another, and know that they’re there because they’ve been there from the beginning.”
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Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers host the Lakers on Nov. 27 and April 11; the Lakers host the Clippers on Dec. 29.Single-game tickets for all Clippers’ home games go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.Other dates worthy of circling include the Clippers’ home-opening game Oct. 21 against the Phoenix Suns, home contests against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Oct. 30 and Jan. 6, and a home date with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 9.The Clippers face the Utah Jazz, the team that eliminated them in seven games in the opening round of the playoffs last season, on Oct. 24 and Nov. 30 at Staples Center. The Clippers also face the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Jan. 20 and April 5.The Clippers do not play on Christmas this season. Circle the date Jan. 15, 2018, in red ink. That’s when Chris Paul makes his Staples Center return to face the Clippers for the first time since they traded him to the Houston Rockets earlier this summer for a package of players that included fellow guard Patrick Beverley.Actually, the Rockets play host to the Clippers on Dec. 22 in Houston, so the teams will have already played once by the time Paul makes his homecoming at his former place of business in downtown Los Angeles. But why ruin a good story?Paul and the Rockets also play the Clippers on Feb. 28 at Staples and March 15 in Houston.The Clippers open the season, as announced by the NBA last week, with the first of four games against the Lakers on Oct. 19. The Clippers begin the season by playing eight of their first nine games at Staples Center, including their Oct. 19 “road” game against the Lakers. Thanks to some tweaking by the NBA schedule-maker, teams no longer face stretches of playing four games in five nights, ending the grueling practice. The Clippers will play games on consecutive nights 14 times in 2017-18, down from 18 last season.The Clippers will play 31 games on national TV this season (12 times on NBA TV, 10 on ESPN and nine on TNT), continuing a recent trend that began when Paul was acquired from New Orleans in December 2011. The team has played on national TV at least 29 times over the past six seasons.The longest trip of the season for the Clippers is five games; their longest homestand is six.Overall, the Clippers will travel 50,725 miles this season, according to a news release.The Clippers play each of their Western Conference rivals four times except for the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, whom they face three times. The Spurs make their lone trip to Staples Center to face the Clippers on April 3.The NBA All-Star Weekend is Feb. 16-18 at Staples Center.