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A former hospital site is getting a new lease on life

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the new Queen Street Village development.Queen Street Village marketing manager and TOTAL Property Group managing director Adrian Parsons said Palladium was in a highly sought-after location right in the heart of Southport, close to great healthcare and education facilities, and with the light rail station right on its doorstep.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“Palladium residents will enjoy a sense of community and pride of place by being part of Queen Street Village, a self-sustaining economy where businesses are supported by people that live and work in the area,” he said. It has one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a variety of floor plans, starting from $345,000.A retail piazza will be constructed on the ground floor. Queen Street Village is the latest project by Brisbane-based developer, Property Solutions.The company was the developer behind projects such as James Street at Fortitude Valley, The Barracks at Paddington, SW1 at Southbank and the urban redevelopment of Nundah Village.Property Solutions sales and marketing director Craig Wright said Queen Street Village and its residential buildings were designed with the owner-occupier in mind. An artist’s impression of the Queen Street Village at SouthportTHE former Gold Coast Hospital site at Southport is getting a new lease on life, with the first residential apartment within a new $550 million integrated masterplanned community recently launched to the market.Palladium – a 17-storey apartment tower with retail piazza – will be the first stage of the Queen Street Village, which will be built on the 3.2ha site.Once completed, it will include residential apartment buildings, supermarket, retail and dining precincts, a medical centre, commercial office space, a 160 room hotel, and an 11-cinema complex. Adrian Parsons and Craig Wright at the site of Queen Street Village, Southport.“Now the development approval has been released by Gold Coast City Council, we are excited to be in a position to take expressions of interest for our forthcoming sales release of Palladium,” he said.“Our showroom will be opening soon and one of the first things people will notice about Palladium apartments is the abundance of space, with very comfortable living and dining areas that open up to expansive balconies.”Interested buyers are encouraged to register. They will then be the first to preview the range of floor plans, architectural detail, finishes, interior styling and images of the panoramic views beforePalladium is released to the general marketplace.The $550 million Queen Street Village will be developed over the next six to eight years.last_img read more

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Alcohol suspected in Ripley County crash

first_imgRipley County, In. — Distracted driving is cited as the cause of a Monday crash that injured a Cross Plains man.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says Cody Pennington, 24, was southbound on State Road 129 near the Halcomb Home Center when looked down at his cell phone. Pennington lost control of the vehicle, struck a guardrail and flipped.Pennington was treated for minor injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.Versailles Fire and Rescue and Rescue 69 assisted.last_img read more

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Ali, Brown reunite years after Ali’s legal fight

first_imgBack Row, from left, John Wooten, Jim Brown, Bill Russell, and Bobby Mitchell stand behind Muhammad Ali before the start of the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at the Louisville Mariott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. The four were participants of the ‘Ali Summit’ in 1967, and Brown will be receiving the Ali Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion’s reasons for not answering the call to military service during the Vietnam War.So Brown led a group of prominent Black athletes who hit Ali with a flurry of questions during a two-hour meeting in Cleveland in June 1967. Ali didn’t duck the questions and stuck to his principles, citing his religious beliefs in refusing to join the military.The dozen athletes, including Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, emerged from the meeting to publicly support Ali at a time when the champ was one of the country’s most polarizing figures.“People got the answers that they wanted,” Brown recalled Saturday.Nearly 50 years after the meeting, now known as the “Ali Summit,” several participants including Brown and Russell were at Ali’s side again Saturday night in the boxing champ’s hometown. Brown received a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Ali’s name.While posing for photos with the 72-year-old Ali, Brown leaned over and whispered to the seated former heavyweight champion. Later, Brown said he told Ali: “You’re the greatest of all time.”The lineup of Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award winners included Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Common. Other award winners included a half-dozen young adults from around the world honored for their humanitarian roles.But much of the spotlight was on that meeting decades ago in Cleveland when Ali, was at his most vulnerable, and how the group of athletes joined Ali’s corner in the fight of the champ’s life. Several participants met at the Muhammad Ali Center a few hours before the awards event Saturday night. Ali, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, met the group shortly before the awards show at a downtown hotel.“No one had really sat down and listened to him and given him the respect of having him tell his point of view,” Brown said in recalling the 1967 meeting.Former NFL player John Wooten, another meeting participant, said Ali’s questioners “came at him with everything.” The man known for his brashness in the ring was humble when explaining his reasons, he said.It was enough to win over another participant, former NFL player Bobby Mitchell.“I came there ready to try to talk him into going into the service,” Mitchell said Saturday. “I actually felt that way. He whipped my behind pretty quick, because he can talk. But when it was all over, I felt good about walking out of there saying, ‘We back him.’”Ali was stripped of his world heavyweight boxing title in 1967 while in his prime and was convicted of draft evasion. Ali found himself embroiled in a legal fight that ended in 1971, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor.Ali regained the heavyweight title in 1974, defeating George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle.” A year later, he outlasted Joe Frazier in the epic “Thrilla in Manila” bout. Ali’s last title came in 1978 when he defeated Leon Spinks.Long before Ali became an icon, the meeting’s participants were taking a risk by throwing their support behind him.“It was the United States government that we were dealing with,” Brown said Saturday. “Careers were at stake. And everybody that showed up at that meeting put all of that on the line. That was heavyweight stuff.”Russell, who pulled up a decades-old photo of himself and Ali on his smartphone, said the legal battle came down to citizenship rights. Russell had known Ali for years and never doubted his sincerity when citing his reasons for refusing military service. Russell said the legal fight transformed Ali.“He became a hero to a lot of young folks in this country, black and white,” the basketball great said. “Because what he was talking about was citizenship. And my citizenship, or Jim’s … is not a gift from other citizens. It’s a right of birth.”Brown, an outspoken civil-rights advocate who remains active in efforts to stem violence, improve education and uplift neighborhoods, said he didn’t want to compare the role of athletes today and in his era.“I’m here to motivate as many people as I can in this country to take a look at the violence … and the inferior education that a lot of our kids are getting,” he said.Former NFL star Ray Lewis, who joined the players from a previous generation Saturday, said Ali’s principles still resonate with young people today.“He did stand for something, and that something changed generations of young men, realizing that we all have a true freedom, a true opportunity to do what you’re going to do, say what you’re going to say,” he said. “And if you believe strongly in something, truthfully in your heart, follow it.”last_img read more

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