Resmark Apartment Living, a division of The Resmark Companies, Westfield Company and Greystar recently celebrated the official grand opening of 56 North, a new luxury apartment community, in Phoenix. An opening reception was recently held to unveil the new community and raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The 344-unit apartment community is located in the desirable Desert Ridge area, just north of the Loop 101, at 21021 North 56th Street.“The grand opening event offered guests an opportunity to tour a variety of unique amenity spaces and preview the distinct mid-century modern-inspired design that is incorporated throughout the property,” said Ziv Cohen, President of Resmark Apartment Living. “With 56 North, Resmark provided equity investment capital for the new community.”Over 200 guests attended the grand opening and enjoyed live music by Urban Electric and specialty foods and refreshments provided by local restaurateurs Bourbon Jacks and Modern Margarita. A silent auction and raffle prizes combined with a charitable donation from 56 North raised more than $6000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.“We are proud to have the opportunity to help raise funds and increase awareness of blood cancer,” said Heather Jones, Regional Property Manager for Greystar. “The grand opening of 56 North brought together our residents, local community and area businesses for a good cause.”Developed by Greystar, 56 North offers one and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 677 to 1,163 square feet of living space. Higher quality interior appointments include three distinct wood color schemes for cabinets and floors, quartz countertops with clean white tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, faux wood blinds, and high capacity washers and dryers. Floor plans incorporate features such as nine-foot ceilings, spacious walk-in closets, and private balconies or terraces. Select units include kitchen islands, oversized walk-in closets, and two levels of living space.56 North also offers an innovative take on traditional community amenities. Social spaces reminiscent of a boutique hotel include a dramatic lobby lounge, cocktail and dining bar, and martini nook. Outside, the pool courtyard includes modern water features, a turf sunning deck, a “glass house” cabana, and open-air lounges with such resort-inspired classics as fire pits, ping pong and foosball tables, shuffleboard and barbecue grills. A second-floor fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment overlooks the pool scene. Additional amenities include an executive conference center, fenced dog park, covered parking and single attached garages with controlled access. Always-on Wi-Fi and numerous high-definition televisions round out 56 North’s must-have amenity package.
Ghana’s Black Queens will participate the 7th African Women Championship in South Africa in six days time as the best ranked team in Group B.Ghana with her ranking are the best in the group that houses defending Champions, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria and Cameroon in the two week women’s soccer fiesta that qualifies the two finalist to the next FIFA World Cup billed for Germany in 2011.The Queens, ranked second in Africa and 43rd in the world, will as usual travel to South Africa as perennial tournament favourites whose ranking was not even affected by the team’s exit at the group stage at the last tourney in Equatorial Guinea.Algeria per the rankings are better than the defending champions Equatorial Guinea and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.Ranked fourth in Africa and 66 in the world, the North Africans’ position is somewhat surprising, especially because they are considered underdogs in the women’s game on the continent largely because of their exploits and pedigree.Right behind Algeria in Africa is Equatorial Guinea who are fifth in Africa and 70 in the world despite being the defending champions and taking the competition by storm as host. The Lionesses are the least ranked on the continent of all the four teams in Group B. Sitting at eighth and 76 globally, the physical Cameroonians may be underestimated at anyone’s own peril.Ghana has played in all but two of the last six grand finales of the eight team competition and will make another attempt at winning the tourney for the first team in South Africa.Of all four teams, Ghana and Cameroon have played at every edition with the later being the runners up in the 2004 edition.Equatorial Guinea were debutants in 2006 and won the tourney at their second time of asking two years on as host whilst the South Africa event remains Algeria’s third appearance at the continental gathering.Ghana plays her group opener against Algeria Africa on November 2. Source: GNA