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_imgLifeNews 31 October 2013A group of 16 states have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week that encourage the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision overturning a ban the state of Arizona passed to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn children feel pain.The states are among the parties that filed briefs asking the high court to reverse a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision against an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona legislators enacted the law based on evidence that shows children experience pain beginning at least at that stage and that women can experience increased physical risk and significant psychological trauma from late-term abortions.Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys are co-counsel in the case, Horne v. Isaacson, along with Arizona Solicitor General Robert Ellman, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, John Eastman of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and attorneys with Americans United for Life. Last month, Montgomery and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case.“Every innocent life deserves to be protected,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “Not only does this law protect children in the womb who experience horrific pain during a late-term abortion, it also protects mothers from the increased risk of physical harm and tremendous psychological consequences that come with late-term abortions.”“As the numerous states and organizations who have filed briefs with the Supreme Court rightly argue, Arizona’s law is entirely reasonable and constitutional,” added lead counsel John Eastman, director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and one of nearly 2,300 attorneys allied with Alliance Defending Freedom. “We hope the Supreme Court accepts this invitation to revisit the extreme constraints Roe v. Wade imposed on the ability of states to respond to new medical knowledge and safeguard women’s health.” read more

first_imgKenyan duo of Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo and Polline Wanjiku Njeru top the cast of gold level running men and women elite athletes who will be competing for the $15,000 top prize on offer at the IAAF bronze label fourth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race next month in Okpekpe in Edo State.Kiptoo who ran 1:01:21 to place ninth at last month’s IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships in Wales will lead into Okpekpe three other men who are gold level elite runners while Njeru will also head the cast of three other women who are also of gold level rating.“We also have other elite athletes who are of silver level running confirmed for the race,” said Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan. “The IAAF requirements for the Okpekpe race is that we should have elite athletes who are of bronze level ratings because of its bronze label status but we want to elevate the status of the event to silver next year hence the need to go beyond the requirements for a bronze label race,” he said and listed some of the other gold level running athletes confirmed for the race.“We have Morris Munene Gachaga from Kenya who ran a gold level 27:27.0 time in Casablanca, Morocco just recently as well as the duo of Ethiopia’s Alemu Hungegnaw and another Kenyan, Simon Cheprot who is on the waiting list to replace fellow country man Teshome Mekonen who pulled out because of injury.’“For the women, we have such top-class athletes as Pascalia Chepk. Kipkoech from Kenya, Maryane W. Wanjiru also from Kenya and Ethiopia’s Buzunesh G. Gudeta confirmed for the race.“There is also Edith Celimo from Kenya who is third on the 2016 IAAF top list of performers with 31:07 achieved early this month in Brunssum, a town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.”Esan is pleased with the quality of elite runners for the race and is confident the desire to get a silver label status next year will be a fait accompli.“Our elite athletes manager, Walter Abmayr, has done a really good job. Apart from getting mostly gold and silver level running athletes for the race, he is also able to achieve the mandatory spread required for a silver label race albeit the race is bronze labeled.“Bronze Label races must have an international elite field with a minimum of five men and five women participating in the competition and a minimum of four different nationalities must be represented,” Esan revealed.For gold and silver labeled races, the international elite field is a minimum of five men and five women participating in the competition and a minimum of at least five different nationalities.“We have as many as 21 elite athletes made up of 12 men and nine women registered for the race from as many as seven countries with Israel, Morocco and Bahrain providing athletes.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more