Spacious family-friendly riverside home hits the market

first_img64 Callabonna Street, Westlake. The media room at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she had lived in the area for about 18 years, and had a house at Riverhills previously.“We haven’t moved very far. The idea was to be close to work,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Located in a little pocket at Westlake, Mrs Bartholomaeus said the home had an open outlook downstairs.“You can see the kids in the pool and yard from the kitchen,” she said.“We have a bedroom downstairs where my elderly mum comes to stay,” she said.“There is a lovely media room upstairs where the kids can disappear in there and you don’t hear a thing.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Tim Bartholomaeus and wife Patrese have made the decision to sell their beautiful riverside home at 64 Callabonna St, Westlake.Mr Bartholomaeus, the managing director of Dixon Homes, built the house in 2008.With two children aged 11 and 9, Mrs Bartholomaeus said they loved the outlook over the river.“It’s really lovely and so close to the walking tracks,” she said.“This is a safe community. We feel OK walking out in the afternoon and down to the park with the kids.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she would love to see another family buy the home.“A lot of people have commented that having five bedrooms upstairs is rare,” she said.With a large extended family, Mrs Bartholomaeus said plenty of time was spent in the kitchen.“We have a large family so it’s a great space for gatherings,” she said. The spacious kitchen at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.She said building the home was a “labour of love” to get it finished as her husband fell sick during the earlier months of construction and was rushed to hospital with a blood disorder. She said not long after her father had passed away too.last_img read more

Thousands peacefully protest ‘French IVF law’

first_imgThe bioethicslaw, which has cleared its first reading in the parliament, would lift thecurrent restriction limiting in vitro fertilization (IVF) to heterosexualcouples. PARIS – Around42,000 protesters took to the streets in the French capital peacefullydemonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women toconceive children with medical assistance, according to the police. For some inPresident Emmanuel Macron’s governing party, the bill revived memories of thedisruptive and sometimes violent protests against his predecessor FrancoisHollande’s “Marriage For All” law which legalized gay unions.    Protesters march against a reform bill that will widen access to medically-assisted procreation to lesbian couples and single women, in Paris, France on Oct. 6. REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANNcenter_img Those protestspeaked in January 2013 with a demonstration attended by thousands of people. Remnants of thesame “Demonstrations for All” movement, founded in opposition to Hollande’slaw, took part in Sunday’s march.(Reuters)last_img read more

China Dominates Table Tennis again But Japan’s Stars Are Rising

first_imgChina has now claim 28 of the 32 gold medals awarded at Olympic Games since table tennis was introduced in 1988, having completed a clean sweep of the four titles at Rio 2016 with victories in the men’s and women’s team events and in the men’s and women’s singles, won by Ma Long and Ding Ning respectively. Remember it was Long who ended Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri’s fairy-tale run in the quarter final stage of the men’s singles?China might dominate the past and present, but for the future a new challenger is rising in the shape of Japanese 15-years-old Mima Ito, who became the youngest table tennis Olympic Games medallist as part of her country’s bronze-medal winning women’s team.Things are promising too for Japan’s male players with 27-year-old Jun Mizutani and 23-years-olds Koki Niwa and Maharu Yoshimura all set to be in their prime during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where backed by a home crowd they can push to improve on the men’s team silver and Mizutani singles bronze won in Rio. Germany too had strong Games, securing silver in the women’s team event and bronze in the men’s. Unlike Japan, however, this was likely the swansong of a golden era rather than the beginning of a new one. The German contingent included a pair of 35-year-old men in Timo Boll and Bastian Steger and 33-year-old female players in Han Ying and Shan Xiaona.One of the most unlikely successes was the women’s singles bronze medallist Kim Song 1 (PRK), who with her world ranking of No.50 and unfashionable defensive style, defied expectations all the way to the podium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mourinho fires strict new rulebook at star players including Essien

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho is insistent that he will apply to all his players, even old favourites Michael Essien, Terry and Lampard a new set of strict rule to beat out indiscipline in the team.The Portuguese manager has warned his players that time will wait for no man at Chelsea this season.In a stark message to his squad, ­Mourinho has set out a series of rules that everybody must obey.And at the top of the list is ­timekeeping, with Mourinho stressing he will not hang around for any latecomers – no matter who they may be.But Mourinho promised to relieve the training ground boredom that had set in under unpopular interim manager Rafa Benitez last term.And he has also held a series of ­face-to-face meetings with players about their personal goals for the forthcoming campaign. Under Mourinho’s rules, captain John Terry, Essien, goalkeeper Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard will suffer the same consequences as Chelsea’s youngsters, if they are not on time.Mourinho instructed his ­players that training will not be delayed for latecomers.The team coach will leave ­without anyone who is not on time. And flights will be ordered to take off even if there are empty seats.A source told Sunday Mirror Sport: “Jose made it clear that it was one rule for all – nobody can be late.“He told the players, ‘It doesn’t matter who you are, we won’t wait for you’. Jose wants the ­players focused and acting as one.” One of the biggest complaints, under Benitez, was that the ­training sessions were too slow and ­repetitive. Terry even clashed with the Spaniard over the matter.But Mourinho quickly addressed that particular issue by promising that NONE of his first 21 training sessions would be the same.Mourinho has confessed to working his players extremely hard, but it is ­understood they have been buoyed by the variety of the sessions.“The players felt that the sessions put on by Benitez were more for him, rather than them,” added the Chelsea source.“Jose changes things up a lot and keeps it very fresh. “Some of the sessions are for him and others are for the ­players. They have ­really enjoyed it so far.”Even before Chelsea had returned to pre-season training, Mourinho had ­phoned a number of his players to ­reassure them about their futures.And since Chelsea have been back, the Portuguese has called individuals in for face-to-face meetings about their personal targets for the season.Mourinho has spelled out to players who they are fighting for places against – to encourage healthy competition – and has also set them goals to achieve, both at club and international level.Our Chelsea source said: “The players know exactly what is expected of them, both as a group and individually. “Jose has spoken to a number of the lads about what they should be aiming for this season.“The players, who have been on the fringes, have been told what they must do to get into the team and the traditional starters have been challenged to keep their places.“With it being a World Cup year, Jose has also used the carrot of international football as an extra incentive for players.“It’s clear he will use anything, if he feels it can get an extra five or 10 per cent out of people.”last_img read more