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Location, location for shopping lovers and golf enthusiasts

first_imgWestside Apartments at Indooroopilly features a beautiful rooftop terrace with city views.CONSTRUCTION has commenced on the $66 million luxury apartment project at Indooroopilly.Already more than half of the 119 apartments have sold at Village Building Co’s nine-level Westside Apartments project. In a suburb where new developments are rare, Westside will have a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with a rooftop terrace including a pool and barbecues. Remaining unsold apartments are priced from $365,500. Village Building Co acquired the site in 2015, and Queensland development manager Sam Burgess said it had a lot of locational advantages.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Westside Apartments at Indooroopilly.“The early sales success is a testament to our decision to develop in Indooroopilly,” Mr Burgess said. “It’s the right type of project in the right location, and as a result we are attracting strong interest from a wide range of buyers.“For both owner occupiers and investors, the key drawcard is always location.” The project is adjacent to the redeveloped Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and close to the Indooroopilly golf course and public transport. Mr Burgess said the project was being built on an elevated site. “Many apartments will have views of either the city, Mount Cootha or the Brisbane River,” he said.last_img read more

NBA: Harden matches Chamberlain’s 57-year-old scoring record

first_imgHouston Rockets’ James Harden recorded his 31st consecutive 30-point game on Thursday, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in the NBA.Harden, 29, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, scored 42 points in a 121-111 defeat by the Minnesota Timberwolves.Chamberlain, who also holds the top position, scored at least 30 points in 65 consecutive games in 1961-62, his run of 31 started that same season.Thursday night also marked Harden’s 22nd 40-point game of the season.No other player in the NBA has more than seven 40-point games.The Rockets, who are currently fifth in the Western Conference, have won 16 of their games when Harden scores 40 points. Is Harden more dominant than Chamberlain?His 30-point streak, which started on 13 December, looked in doubt after he finished the first quarter with just five points, but an emphatic 15-point second quarter followed and he hit the 30-point mark in the third quarter.Harden faces a week-long wait in his bid to pass Chamberlain, with the Rockets returning from the All Star break on 21 February to face LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers.Chamberlain’s record 65-game run was ended on 24 February, 1962 when the Boston Celtics held him to just 26 points. The next day he scored 67 to start a 31-game streak of 30-point games.last_img read more

Onduparaka’s Shaban Muhammad wins Player of the Year award

first_imgHasifa Nassuuna was the outstanding player in the female category.****editor@independent.co.ugShare on: WhatsApp Male players of the year Muhammad Shaban and female player of year Hassifa Nassuuna pose with their awards .Shaban Muhammad who is the captain of Arua-based club Onduparaka FC was crowned FUFA player of the year at the recently organised FUFA Awards dinner held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.In the 2016 season, Shaban scored 16 in the FUFA Big league, seven in the Uganda Cup, and so far seven in the Azam Uganda Premier League totalling to 30 goals in an incredible season for the youngster.Shaban’s win came as a shock to many who thought fellow nominees like Mamelodi Sundowns’ goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and Standard Liege’s Faruku Miya would bag the award.Other nominees were Vipers SC striker Erisa Ssekisambu and KCCA’s reigning Uganda Premier League MVP Joseph Ochaya.last_img read more

2019 Emmy Awards Promise Political Bent with Kaepernick and De Niro Nominated

first_imgThe hope for a light-hearted, non-politically charged Emmy Awards Show in 2019 went out the window with the nomination of former 49’ers QB Colin Kaepernick for his Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy” and actor Robert De Niro for his SNL performance. The Nike commercial “Dream Crazy” features Kaepernick along with other famous athletes like Serena Williams and LeBron James, who have made advancements in political and social causes.Nike’s stock value hit an all-time high after debuting the “Dream Crazy” ad in 2018.The commercial is nominated alongside entries from Netflix and Apple.The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in United States prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast on Fox.last_img read more

Why I’m saying goodbye to football

first_imgby Roxanne Jones(CNN) — I fell in love on a Monday night. Now, many may say a teenage girl can’t know about such things. But that night as I watched Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett roll downfield 99 yards for a touchdown, I fell head-over-heals in love with the NFL.It was January 3, 1983 — Monday Night Football, Dallas vs. Minnesota. I’d never seen anything so inspiring. Dorsett was so free, so graceful and so powerful to me. He was focused and determined. Watching him break free of his competitors, those who wanted to bring him down and stop him from reaching his goal, I was in awe. And I knew then that his run capsulized all that I wanted to accomplish in my life.That football game is one of my most cherished childhood memories. I have been a passionate NFL fan since that moment — though I switched my loyalties to the Philadelphia Eagles, my hometown team. My family has never understood my love affair with the league. They have balked as play dates, family events, even church services have been rearranged or skipped to fit my football calendar. I ended up spending much of my career in sports journalism, a dream job if ever there was one.But after 30 years, my love and respect for the game is fading. And I’m seriously considering giving up football completely. I don’t want to, but I am left with little choice. I’ve come to this pass because of a recent airing of “League of Denial, The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” the PBS documentary that details the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.Based on a book by journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, the program examines the NFL’s attempt to cover up medical science that has linked Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, called CTE, to concussions in NFL players. Players with CTE have battled depression, memory loss, and in some cases dementia.The NFL consistently has denied any connection. But many of the men who play the game feel differently.“I think I’m just paranoid. But … from their standpoint, I think they are looking forward to covering their own (butt) more than anything, more than player safety,” Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl champion Terrell Suggs told the Baltimore Sun.Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, whose concussion in 1994 was featured in the documentary, told PBS:“I do not have a son; if I had a son, I wouldn’t necessarily discourage him from playing football, but I don’t know that I would encourage him to play, either … I don’t know what the data show, but I haven’t sensed there’s been a reduction in head injuries. With that in mind, that’s concerning. As long as we’re having contact and as long as there are collisions, there’s going to be head injuries.”The NFL, which did not participate in the documentary, agreed in late August to a $765 million settlement in a concussion lawsuit with more than 4,500 players and their families.The proposed settlement allows the NFL to avoid a public trial to fight accusations that the league concealed what it knew about the dangers of head injuries. Under the terms of the pending settlement, which is still awaiting approval by a judge, the NFL likely won’t have to disclose internal files about what it knew, or when it knew of any links between concussions and permanent brain injury.When I watch the games today, the awe is gone. Instead, I thank God that my son never wanted to play football, that it was basketball that stole his heart. And I find it ironic and a bit disingenuous that the NFL, in an effort to make the game more attractive to its 44% female audience, adorns the players and the field in Breast Cancer pink. Imagine where breast cancer research would be today if the science around the cause of the disease was rejected, or covered up. Imagine if women were told to ignore the warning signs of this killer disease, or if we were denied access to lifesaving treatment.Today, instead of telling kids how football helped to inspire me to go after what I want in life, I advise them and their parents to avoid the game at all costs. It’s not safe at any level. Play other sports.I’m not alone. The Hall of Fame Giants linebacker Harry Carson, who was a leading voice in the documentary, doesn’t believe the game is safe for children today.“I pray parents understand all they’re getting into when they allow their kids to play football,” he said. “My oldest son luckily gravitated to basketball, and as a doctor he understands what concussions are about. My younger son didn’t play, and to this day I’m grateful,” said Carson, who begs his daughter not to let his grandson play.“Because concussions happen all the time on every level of football, the long-term damage is terrible, and we’re seeing evidence of it all the time.”I agree. I’ve worked with former NFLers who suffer blackouts in midsentence, after being diagnosed with numerous concussions over their careers. And many of us knew Junior Seau and others football players who have taken their own lives. Too many of us in the sports industry stood by and watched yesterday’s heroes implode, or fall into depression in retirement.It’s easy to sit back and pontificate about why so many players are violent, both on and off the field, or how they ended up with ruined lives. We often blamed the players themselves. “They were irresponsible men, or had bad agents, girlfriends, wives who took advantage of them,” we explained. We blamed everything but the game itself for so many ruined lives and serious psychological problems.Now I see that I have been an enabler, blindly protecting the game — the game that afforded me a lucrative career at ESPN. How could I criticize any NFL commissioner for doing the same? We have all made a very comfortable living off the game and the backs of men like Harry Carson, Tony Dorsett and Junior Seau.I want to save my relationship with the league but it needs to own up about CTE.Stop endlessly denying the findings of medical science that say playing football can cause permanent brain damage. End the lies. Just admit we have a problem. That is the first step. Stop the slick marketing campaigns to keep telling our children all they need to learn is a “safe way to hit in football,” while denying each hit comes with a dire consequence.This relationship is toxic. If my beloved NFL continues to lie and deny while men and boys are suffering and dying, then it’s time for this fan to say good-bye.Editor’s note: Roxanne Jones is a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine and a former vice president at ESPN. She is a national lecturer on sports, entertainment and women’s topics and a recipient of the 2010 Woman of the Year award from Women in Sports and Events. She is the co-author of “Say It Loud: An Illustrated History of the Black Athlete,” (Random House) and CEO of Push Media Strategies.last_img read more

Marsh see Marsh smash: Mitchell Marsh set for a stint on the sidelines after…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Stumps and BailsAdvertisement f9ioNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbwk9lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xklWould you ever consider trying this?😱c05Can your students do this? 🌚7pk4aeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will be out for four to six weeks after suffering a fracture to his right hand. The fracture resulted after Marsh punched a wall in a fit of rage after his dismissal in a Sheffield Shield encounter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Stumps and BailsThe injury means that Marsh will miss the start of the Aussie home season. The incident took place during Western Australia’s clash against Tasmania where Marsh took out his frustration with a punch on the dressing room wall after his dismissal.The all-rounder managed to suffer a fracture despite donning his batting gloves on, which gives a glimpse of the impact imparted by the punch. He managed to comment on this peculiar situation by stating:Advertisement “It’s a good lesson for me, hopefully it’s a good lesson for other people as well,” he told reporters.“It’s pretty uncharacteristic of me to want to punch a wall. I’m a pretty easygoing sort of bloke. The point I wanted to stress to the lads (was) that I was really sorry and it’s not an example I wanted to be setting.”Advertisement Read Also:Sourav Ganguly : Heading BCCI will be easier than captaining India!Echoing dominance : Indian women’s cricket team wraps up ODI series against South Africa 3-0 Advertisementlast_img read more