Treasured designer home set to go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgSylvia Beem is sad to be leaving her home of the past 26 years, but it’s time to downsize. Photo: Tim MarsdenThe decision to sell her Yeronga home of the last quarter century has been a tough one for Sylvia Beem – but it’s time to downsize.“It’s a big heart wrench to be honest,” she said. And it’s easy to see why she’s loved raising her family in the Hamptons style five-bedroom, three-bathroom home, because it’s a stunner.Whether children are little or big, there are plenty of usable spaces in the home. For example, Beem said the kitchen looked through concertina doors to the yard.“If you’ve got young children you can watch them playing in the garden while you’re cooking dinner,” she said.When treehouses adult, this dream home is what’s possibleWhy it pays to style a propertyGet the best Real Estate and Property News in your inbox freeMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s also a library and separate office on the upper level, so older kids and parents can get away from the family buzz if needed.Beem said she used part of the four-car garage as an art studio, and its loft was self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette. “It’s a guest quarters or for teenagers who want that little bit of independence,” she said.Beem also said the pool pavilion was perfect for outdoor entertaining.“You can have parties by the pool. You can barbecue out there and look back at the house. It’s really lovely – it’s almost like a resort,” she said.140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s even a secret ‘kid’s space’ to discover. “Under the stairwell my kids had their cubby house, and there are still a couple of pictures taped up under there,” she said.Beem said she would miss Yeronga and its inspirational landscape.“There’s an area where you walk along the river and you honestly could be in the countryside somewhere. Being a painter I keep wanting to paint that scene,” she said. “Yeronga has a very village-like atmosphere. It’s almost like you’re not in a major city.”140 Kadumba St, Yeronga, marketed by Judy Goodger, of Place New Farm, will be auctioned on-site Saturday May 6 at 11am.last_img read more

China court refuses to allow gay marriage in landmark case

first_imgThe Guardian 13 April 2016Family First Comment: Not every country is capitulating!A Chinese judge has rejected a gay couple’s attempt to secure the right to marry in the country’s first same-sex marriage case.Sun Wenlin, 27, from the central province of Hunan, had sued the civil affairs bureau in the city of Changsha for the right to marry his 37-year-old partner Hu Mingliang, a security guard.Sun decided to take legal action after authorities refused the couple’s request to have their relationship officially recognised as a marriage last June, on their first anniversary together.In January a court in Changsha agreed to hear their case, which activists said was the first of its kind in China. At lunchtime on Wednesday a judge in Changsha announced he was dismissing the case shortly after the three-hour trial hearing had ended.READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/13/china-court-refuse-gay-marriage-landmark-caselast_img

Cricket News Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane’s absence from ODI squad surprising, says Sourav Ganguly

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he is surprised to not see Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. Ganguly said the time has come for selectors to pick the same players for all three formats of the game, which will help in increasing players’ confidence and rhythm. Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Ganguly wrote, “There are many in the squad who can play all formats ..surprised not to see Shubman gill ..Rahane in the one-day squad”. “Time has come for Indian selectors to pick same players in all formats of the game for rhythm and confidence. too few are playing in all formats ..great teams had consistent players ..it’s not about making all happy but picking the best for the country and be consistent..@bcci (sic),” Ganguly tweeted. Earlier, the Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) announced the squad for India’s tour of West Indies after a high-level meet that was attended by Chief Selector MSK Prasad and skipper Virat Kohli. It is to be noted that the Indian cricket team will start their West Indies tour from August 3 and will play three T20s, as many ODIs and two Test matches. Earlier, it was speculated that Virat Kohli will not be part of the team, but MSK Prasad clarified saying that he will continue to lead the side in all the three formats against West Indies.While Jasprit Bumrah will only be available for the Tests, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tournament. In the meantime, Shikhar Dhawan, who has recovered completely from injury returns to the team. Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini are the new faces that have been included in the limited-over format.Here’s the squad for India’s tour of West Indies:India’s squad for 3 T20Is:Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini.India’s squad for 3 ODIs:Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini.  India’s squad for 2 Tests:Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

DINNY McGINLEY OFF TO AMERICA AS PART OF ST PATRICK’S DAY EXODUS

first_imgDinny McGinley TD, right, is heading to the StatesThe government has announced details of the largest St Patrick’s Day travel programme since it came to office with Donegal TD and junior Minister Dinnt McGinley one of 28 of the 30 government ministers going abroad.Taoiseach Enda Kenny will lead the programme, travelling to New York, Boston and Washington DC while Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin heads for China.Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley is going to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia The programme marks the first time that ministers will have travelled to Vietnam or Mexico, and the first time in four years that one will go to Russia.Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes are the only members of Government not travelling abroad this St. Patrick’s day.Who is going where:Taoiseach Enda Kenny – New York, Boston and Washington DC Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore – FranceMinister for Finance Michael Noonan – CanadaMinister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin – ChinaMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton – ItalyMinister for Social Protection Joan Burton – New York Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan – San FranciscoMinister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte – London and BirminghamMinister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan – United Arab EmiratesMinister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence Alan Shatter – Mexico Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney – New Zealand and Eastern AustraliaMinister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald – Japan and KoreaMinister for Health James Reilly – Boston and ClevelandMinister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar – Atlanta and SavannahAttorney General Máire Whelan SC – Washington DCMinister of State at the Department of The Taoiseach & Defence Paul Kehoe – LebanonMinister of State, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government Jan O’Sullivan – ScotlandMinister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley – Pittsburgh and PhiladelphiaMinister of State for Small Business John Perry – SpainMinister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring – NetherlandsMinister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence Kathleen Lynch – VietnamMinister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Government Fergus O’Dowd – GermanyMinister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills Sean Sherlock – Chicago and Kansas CityMinister of State for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon – RomaniaMinister of State Alan Kelly – Western AustraliaMinister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alex White – RussiaMinister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine Tom Hayes – NorwayMinister of State for European Affairs Paschal Donohoe – Belgium and LuxembourgDINNY McGINLEY OFF TO AMERICA AS PART OF ST PATRICK’S DAY EXODUS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dinny McGinley TDSt Patrick’s DaystatesUSAlast_img read more