This Logan community is the fastest selling in the nation for Villa World

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoVilla World’s Michael Vinodolac (left) and Logan Mayor Luke Smith (right) at the official launch of Killara earlier this year.To date, 97 per cent of the first release has been snapped up while a half of the parcels in the second release are sold.Lots in the initial stages of Killara are priced from $181,000 and range in size from 273sq m to more than 500sq m. Killara’s masterplan will create five with a variety of housing product to cater for different stages of life.Residents will be surrounded by parkland, adventure trails, bike tracks and playgrounds. Construction of the display village precinct at Killara will start next month, with completion expected in the first half of 2018.Builders who will showcase their designs and craftsmanship in the village include boutique builders and a mix of major and local builders. Located on Chambers Flat Road, Killara is just a short drive from major shopping, primary and secondary schools and Griffith University’s Logan campus.The Killara sales centre is open between 10am and 5pm daily. Villa World is reporting record sales at its Killara estate in Logan Reserve as first-home buyers and family upsizers step in.THIS estate in Logan Reserve is the fastest selling project in national developer Villa World’s portfolio with sales running at more than 20 per month since February.The 726 lot Killara community in Logan Reserve has first home buyers and upsizing families leading the charge to secure a site.Developer Villa World has sold 108 lots since its launch to market last year, with 28 sales in the pipeline. The company currently has 19 estates throughout Australia, 10 of those in Queensland.Work is about to begin on Killara’s display village precinct, set to give buyers plenty of inspiration and choice with 29 homes from 19 major and boutique builders.Villa World development manager Gary Hunter said sales had predominantly been to first-time purchasers and families wishing to swap suburbia for a parkland lifestyle in a semirural area. “They love that they can build their home in Killara’s bushland setting while still being close to all the infrastructure, facilities and amenities they need for everyday life,” Mr Hunter said.“The affordable price point has really appealed to buyers who are seeing that this idyllic yet convenient parkland lifestyle is within their reach.”last_img read more

Polished Evans enjoying best season yet

first_imgMost recently, at Minnesota, Ryan Evans earned a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. With a total of 257 points so far this season, Evans is averaging 10.3 points per game.[/media-credit]A double-double in the game of basketball is no fluke. They just don’t come along courtesy of serendipity.Even on just a game-by-game basis, the achievement of a double-double requires an unflagging work ethic. But the 17 points and 11 rebounds that forward Ryan Evans earned Feb. 9 against Minnesota represent more than just a good old-fashioned hard day’s work.It was a signal of how much Evans has refined his game since last season and also since being cut from his high school junior varsity team as a sophomore.“It is (a mark of his growth),” assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “It is an indication of how active he is. You’re working hard to get a double-double; there’s no way about it. You can’t fake your way into a double-double.“He really has worked hard at attacking some of his deficiencies and he’s played hard. [He’s] paid some dues, things haven’t always gone his way and he’s persevered.”Evans is currently riding the best four-game streak of his career. With the double-double as the capstone as of this moment, Evans has scored in double digits in each the last four games, including six out of the last eight.And, over those last four contests, he is averaging more points and blocks than his season average.His emergence as a consistent producer on the court has arrived thanks to an upgraded offensive game that prevented him from getting off the bench more often as an underclassman.Evans, who is the only player on the Wisconsin men’s basketball roster not from the Midwest (he comes from Hamilton, Ariz.), joined the Badgers as a late signee in March 2008 after turning around his high school career.He redshirted his first year but earned time on the floor immediately during the following two years, thanks to a well-rounded defensive game.Somewhat mirroring his high school career, his performance dipped as a sophomore – especially on offense. Evans played 11.6 minutes per game, down from 13.2 the year prior, and had a shooting percentage that inched over 30 percent. He also averaged a turnover once every 17 minutes.“I kind of went through the same thing in high school, not playing much as a freshman, getting cut as a sophomore,” Evans said. “I may as well have been cut last year, as bad of a season as I had.”According to the 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, the weight of his own expectations that year slowly flattened his confidence. It didn’t go as expected for him, so as 2011-12 neared, he cleared his mind of anything else, freeing himself from the self-analysis.“That was my downfall last year,” he said. “I set expectations for myself and when they weren’t getting accomplished I was kind of going down, going down, going down. Instead I came into this season with a positive mentality.”Meanwhile, Paris and the rest of the coaching staff were able to pinpoint Evans’ shortcomings on the court as well. He would too often attempt shots when he was off-balance, like a turn-around jumper and he was unable to maintain possession when he put the ball on the ground.“His percentage of turnovers when he dribbled the ball was high, yet he continued to do it because he wanted to prove that ‘I’m capable of doing this,’ when in reality he was not capable of doing it successfully on a consistent basis,” Paris said. “This year, he hasn’t done that near as much, you don’t see him driving baseline [and] getting stuck. He’s gotten better, his shot selection has gotten better.”Today, Evans leads the team in rebounding per game (6.8), and is third in scoring (10.3 points per game) and shooting percentage (.433 average from the floor). He averages one turnover every 22.5 minutes.He’s also come close to earning “the elusive double-double” – as Paris calls it – at other points this year. During the conference season, Evans has fallen one rebound or two baskets short of the feat three times – against Michigan, Indiana and Northwestern.Paris notes there is still improvement to be had for Evans, in terms of ball handling and the development of a more consistent three-point shot (he is 22.2 percent from behind the perimeter this year).According to Paris, there’s still plenty of potential for him on defense.“He can be one of the best defenders in the league, bar none, guarding any position almost,” he said. “His ceiling is very high from the defensive side of things.”But nevertheless, Evans – as well as everyone else on the team – is finally getting a chance to enjoy his success.“This is a special season … it means a lot to me,” Ryan said, when asked if being a starter meant anything extra to him. “It’s been a good run so far and I think it could get a lot better still.”last_img read more

PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event

first_imgNone of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more