first_imgVida at North Lakes will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave.Buyers have snapped up more than 20 per cent of the luxury townhouses at Vida, North Lakes, in less than a month, with a low maintenance lifestyle and location being drawcards to the area.The architect-designed collection offers exclusive living next door to Lake Eden.Vida will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave. A range of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes are available, with prices currently starting at $419,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoVida at North Lakes will feature an exclusive residents-only park, BBQ pavilion and swimming pool, all set within a private, gated enclave.Stockland turned the first sod on Vida in early October, marking the official start of construction of the 96-townhome project. Stockland regional manager David Laner said: “We are seeing strong interest from a range of buyers with downsizers particularly attracted to Vida’s location, great range of facilities and low-maintenance lifestyle.“As a mature community, North Lakes has everything you need right on the doorstep, including shopping, entertainment, health and public transport services,” he said.“It is also a perfect choice for anyone looking for a private and secure location with easy access to the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane airport and beyond.”The Vida townhomes have been designed by award-winning Queensland architects Hollindale Mainwaring to offer contemporary urban living in a subtropical setting.Exteriors are influenced by urban habitat with stylish brickwork contrasted with angular metal cladding. Courtyards and balconies provide a range of private entertaining and alfresco dining options and maximise air flow.Interiors feature open-plan layouts with internal light-wells, high quality fixtures and finishes and clever storage solutions.Mr Laner said the initial strong interest in Vida was testament to the project’s design, pricing and location in northern Brisbane’s lifestyle capital, North Lakes.last_img read more

first_imgThe G League has a new president.Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who currently serves as the NBA’s vice president of operations, will take over for Malcolm Turner, who was just named Vanderbilt’s athletic director. Part of Abdur-Rahim’s duties will be monitoring the newly established professional path in the G League, which helps players make the transition from high school to professional basketball under a salaried contract.“I am thrilled to have this extraordinary opportunity with the NBA G League,” Abdur-Rahim said. “I’ve seen firsthand the NBA G League’s remarkable growth under Malcolm’s leadership, and I look forward to working with the players, teams and my colleagues to take the league to even greater heights.”Abdur-Rahim, 42, is a former NBA All-Star who spent five years as the Kings’ assistant coach and the 2013-14 season as general manager of the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns (now the Stockton Kings). As a player, he spent 12 seasons in the NBA and averaged 18.1 points per game. NBA wrap: LeBron James wins last game against Dwyane Wade as Lakers top Heat “Shareef’s unique experiences as a player, team executive and member of the NBA’s Basketball Operations department make him a fantastic fit to be the next President of the NBA G League,” NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Mark Tatum said in a statement. “He is well-prepared to build on the tremendous progress that the NBA G League has made under Malcolm, who deftly oversaw a pivotal period of expansion and transition. We thank Malcolm for his lasting contributions to the NBA and the NBA G League and wish him the best at Vanderbilt.” Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgClaressa Shields calling out Amanda Nunes for a boxing bout and mixed martial arts match definitely caught the attention of Heather Hardy and Amanda Serrano.As it should have, considering the veteran boxers have already crossed over to MMA and spent the last couple of years segueing between the two sports. So they, more than most, know what Shields would have to endure to step foot into the cage for an MMA match. There was a time Serrano offered to spar with former UFC sensation Ronda Rousey in boxing, though it never came to fruition. So, it will be tough to strike a two-fight deal pitting Shields vs. Nunes in the ring and Octagon. (It was also tough to make the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor boxing bout in August 2017, and that made history).In the meantime, Shields is slated to face Ivana Habazin on Oct. 5 for the vacant WBO women’s junior middleweight title with the chance to become the quickest three-division world champion in boxing history. That’s first in line for the self-proclaimed “Greatest Woman of All Time (GWOAT).”But if Shields vs. Nunes actually happens, there’s no doubt Hardy and Serrano — and the combat sports world — will be watching keenly. On Tuesday, Hardy and Serrano formally announced their own fight for Sept. 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, live on DAZN. So Sporting News asked them to share their thoughts about a pair of possible Shields-Nunes super bouts.Join DAZN and watch Hardy vs. Serrano on Sept. 13Both Brooklyn fighters believe Shields would take the boxing bout. Serrano, the only seven-division women’s world champion in boxing history, even cautioned to combat sports fans not to sleep on Shields’ ability to win the MMA match as well.“Claressa Shields is a big, tough woman and my hat goes off to her,” Serrano said. “MMA is a total different sport, but she’s a hard worker. She’s determined, so whatever she puts her mind to, I know she’s going to do good in it.“Amanda Nunes is a veteran in the sport, but if Claressa Shields can catch her a couple of times, it’s not going to be the same outcome,” she continued. “But it’s hard because in MMA there’s so many different arts. But I know Claressa is going to give it her all.”Hardy agreed, also noting the adjustment from boxing to MMA will be hard because the latter sport is more “technical.” However, the WBO featherweight champion sees the potential super clashes as a huge opportunity for Shields — the undisputed women’s world middleweight champion — to rake in a deluge of new fans for herself and for women’s boxing.“That would be great for boxing,” Hardy said of a pair of fights between Shields and Nunes.MORE: Hardy, Serrano say time is right for fight“That’s part of why I went over to MMA — to take some of the fans because there were so many more fans in women’s MMA. So, to be able to expose some of Amanda’s millions of fans to women’s boxing and Claressa and the talent pool that’s here … that’d be incredible.”Hardy and Serrano enter their fight for Hardy’s featherweight title next month each coming off an MMA bout. Hardy was thoroughly dominated by Taylor Turner via a first-round TKO (punches) at Bellator 222 back in June, bringing her MMA record to 2-2.That’s compared to her 22-0 record, including 4 KOs, in boxing.Meanwhile, Serrano fought to a draw in her first MMA fight and won her second bout via a first-round submission (rear naked choke) against Eréndira Ordoñez — both in Combate Americas.After scoring a first-round TKO of Eva Voraberger in January to become a seven-division world champion, Serrano (36-1-1, 27 KOs in boxing) participated in her second jiu jitsu tournament and scored a win in her only bout in February.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Barack Obama speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 29, 2014, during the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit. Obama was hosting a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. Pictured from left to right: LaVar Arrington, former NFL linebacker; Victoria Bellucci, a high school soccer player from Huntingtown, Md.; Taylor Twellman, former professional soccer player; Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the United States Army. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — NFL teams and the league’s foundation will fund trainers in underserved high schools nationwide in a $1 million program.An announcement was made Thursday as part of a White House summit on youth sports safety.The program, a collaboration with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), is part of $25 million committed by the NFL Foundation over the next three years toward health and safety projects.According to NATA, only 55 percent of high school athletes nationwide have access to a full-time certified trainer. Access is particularly challenging in low-income and rural communities.The outreach program will provide certified trainers in NFL communities. NFL teams will identify schools in their region that are eligible.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more