Luxury townhomes launching today

first_imgParque on Oxford by Velocity Property GroupVelocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said the three bedroom townhomes would feature large terraces, luxurious master bedroom suites, contemporary chef’s kitchens, media rooms and large, open plan living, dining and kitchen layouts. Parque on Oxford by Velocity Property GroupEleven luxury townhomes in one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs will be launched to the market today.Parque on Oxford at Taringa is being developed by Velocity Property Group, with townhomes starting from $995,000. Each townhome will also include a basement wine cellar.“We have been creating luxury apartments and town homes for empty nesters and downsizers for many years and the consistent number one desire for town home living is abundant storage,” Mr Ansell said.“The Parque on Oxford town home floor plans reflect years of feedback from clients who want to use their space for the things they love – and a wine cellar is increasingly popular with many people. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“The flexibility of the design means that the space can alternatively be a large storage room for professionals or a young family.” The townhomes will feature updated fretwork and breezeblocks and will start from 200sq m.They will come in two or three storeys with the option for an internal lift.Each residence will also have a two-car private garage with visitor parking on site, and solar power systems/storage units to reduce energy costs.They are expected to be particularly popular with downsizers looking for a home without the maintenance.center_img Buyers will also have access to the developer’s move-in concierge and ongoing maintenance service.The launch of Parque on Oxford marks stage two of Velocity’s ongoing development of the Taringa site. Last year, the developer launched 41, 43 and 45 Ellerslie Crescent – three luxury, north-facing homes featuring superb views.. Stage two will see the townhomes designed in collaboration by the buyer and builder, with purchasers able to customise their home using a choice of colour palettes for finishes and fixtures.The location is also expected to be a key drawcard for buyers, with the development close to Toowong’s river walks, the University of Queensland at St Lucia, a range of public transport options, Perrin Park, and retail, cafe and dining options at Taringa, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Milton. Taringa is also just 5km from the Brisbane CBD, and is considered a high demand market. The median house sales price is $920,000, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.last_img read more

On this day: Born May 13, 1914: Joe Louis, American boxer

first_img..The ‘Brown Bomber’ fought 69 professional bouts and won 66, 52 by knockoutBy Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) – Boxing fans and historians will always argue over the greatest heavyweight of them all but even Muhammad Ali was willing to admit he might have met his match in Joseph Louis Barrow.“I don’t know if I could have beat him, he really don’t know if he could have beat me,” Ali told wrestling writer Bill Apter in 1976.“But it’s a great possibility because Joe Louis was my idol and he was for me the greatest fighter of all time.”Before Ali came along, there was very little debate about the greatest.The ‘Brown Bomber’ fought 69 professional bouts and won 66, 52 by knockout. He defended his title for 25 successive bouts in a heavyweight record reign that started in 1937 and ended in 1949.Two of the three defeats came late on, when he was fighting mainly to pay the tax authorities, and the end came in October 1951 at the hands of Rocky Marciano.“I’m sorry Joe. I’m sorry it had to be me,” Marciano told him. “You don’t have to be sorry,” replied the fallen great. “You licked me fair and square.”When Louis died of a heart attack in Las Vegas in April 1981 aged 66, president Ronald Reagan paid tribute to a man, with some demons, who fought his way to a special place in the nation’s heart.“Joe Louis was more than a sports legend — his career was an indictment of racial bigotry and a source of pride and inspiration to millions of white and black people around the world,” he said.Louis’s demolition of Adolf Hitler’s heavyweight Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in June 1938, after a loss to the German two years earlier, stands out in the annals of 20th century sport.With the storm clouds of World War Two looming, the son of an Alabama sharecropper and grandson of former slaves took two minutes and four seconds to shatter the symbol of supposed Aryan racial superiority.“I had my own personal reasons and the whole damned country was depending on me,” he said.HUMAN RACE One of the first African-American athletes to achieve national hero status, Louis transcended his sport and helped break down racial barriers.“What my father did was enable white America to think of him as an American, not as a black,” his son Joe Louis Jr recalled. “By winning, he became white America’s first black hero.”Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 became the first African American to play in Major League baseball, acknowledged the debt.“I’m sure if it wasn’t for Joe Louis, the colour line in baseball would not have been broken for another 10 years,” he said.A keen amateur golfer, with a course named after him at Riverdale in suburban Chicago, Louis in 1952 became the first black player to appear in an event sanctioned by the PGA, which at the time had a ‘Caucasians only’ clause.To those who declared him “a credit to his race”, the late sportswriter Jimmy Cannon offered the famous reply: “A credit to his race, the human race.”At one point Louis fought an opponent a month for seven months — including the excellently named Johnny Paychek — in what came to be known as the ‘Bum of the Month’ tour.When Billy Conn, who came close to beating the champion in 1941, talked of a ‘hit and run strategy’, Louis replied with a quote for the ages: “He can run, but he can’t hide.”As he observed in another memorable retort: “Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.”last_img read more

Shadow.gg teams with Battlefy to provide collegiate analytics

first_imgShadow.gg, an analytics platform for teams who compete professionally in League of Legends, has partnered with Battlefly, an esports competition platform. This venture will provide Battlefy with match data from Riot’s College Legends of Legends season to create a new version of Shadow.gg’s analytics platform – which was created by DOJO Madness.In December last year, Battlefy teamed up with Riot Games to produce the collegiate League of Legends season, running from January to June. The season allows more than 300 teams to compete against each other. Shadow.gg’s analytics comes to the aids of both esports teams and broadcasters, and is used by multiple teams in the League of Legends Champion Series. It helps teams to prepare for upcoming matches by providing insights into other teams’ performance, as well their own.Tim Sevenhuysen, Head of Shadow Initiatives, DOJO Madness said of the news: “Esports is constantly breaking through new frontiers, and collegiate competition is one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments. Battlefy and Riot Games have shown how deeply committed they are to the long-term future of collegiate esports, and we’re thrilled to be able to support that vision by offering collegiate teams access to our professional-grade tools.”John Gallagher, Business Development Manager, Battlefy also discussed this venture: “Battlefy’s mission is to grow the esports ecosystem and empower others to leverage the platform to create rewarding competitive experiences for players. This partnership is a great example of how partners, like DOJO Madness, help drive this mission forward with us.”Esports Insider says: Collegiate esports is receiving more and more esports support each month and providing them with rich analytical data will only better students’ experience.last_img read more