An unfinished shell of a property was the perfect canvas on which to build an American southern-style mansion

first_img139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleIt is approached through a grand gated entrance, which has a secure video intercom that connects to the main residence.Entrance to the house itself is via large electronic timber doors. Once inside there is a sweeping staircase.Across the three levels, there is 1400sq m of living space. 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale“It actually was a project,” Mrs Sayle said. “It was a shell of a home; we had to do absolutely everything. Plumbing, electrics, everything.”The couple had lived for many years before that in Anstead, occupying a Tudor home they had just finished renovating.But Mrs Sayle said her husband had wanted to build a home like an American southern mansion, and the Pullenvale property gave them the opportunity to do just that.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhile their children had left home before the move, Mrs Sayle said it had been the perfect place for their 10 grandchildren, who ranged in age from newborn to 21. It had something for everyone to enjoy, whether that was the swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and six-person spa or the billiards room.But the time has now come to consider downsizing, so the couple has listed the grand home for sale through an expressions of interest campaign.Mrs Sayle said she particularly liked the kitchen and entertainment area of the home, as it was where she could host their extended family and friends with plenty of room to move.The home is on 4ha of land. 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleAll bedrooms have ensuites, with five bedrooms on the upper level and one on the ground level. The main bedroom has mountain views and also features a spa bath and robe/dressing room.In the kitchen are dual ovens, a gas cooktop, steam oven and built-in microwave. There is also a butler’s pantry, ZIP hydro tap, and built-in cold room. The outdoor terrace has an outdoor kitchen. Within the basement level of the house is a home theatre which features raised seating.The property also has a temperature-controlled wine cellar which holds 1500 bottles.It will be sold through offers closing June 20 at 5pm, through Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker New Farm.center_img 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhen Marilyn and Rob Sayle bought their Pullenvale home 14 years ago, it was an unfinished shell.Mrs Sayle said the previous owners of the property at 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale had not finished the project when it was offered for sale.The couple held onto it for two years before they started work to complete the home, which took a couple of years.The results were worth the wait.last_img read more

Health Select Committee: 77% of Submissions Oppose Euthanasia

first_imgMedia Release Care Alliance 5 May 2017 Analysis of 21,277 submissions to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into end of life issues shows that 16,411 opposed the legalisation of euthanasia, while 4,142 supported legalisation.Releasing the analysis today Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said “the submissions reflect the depth and breadth of public attitudes about euthanasia. We believe it is the largest number of submissions ever received by a Select Committee and, critically, they were unique rather than ‘postcard’ or ‘form’ submissions.”“We became aware last year that pro-euthanasia advocates were spreading a message that opposing submissions did not meet their standards for length, uniqueness or the use of religious arguments. We thought that was disrespectful to the thousands of New Zealanders who took the time and effort to share their views with Parliament, for and against. So we set to work to find out the facts.”Care Alliance volunteers read every submission to record views on legalising euthanasia, the length of the submission, and whether or not religious arguments were used by the submitter. This work was completed in April, and a random sample from the full analysis was checked by an independent research company. It concluded that “we can say with at least 95% confidence that the overall classification percentages are accurate within no more than 0.4% variation.”The Health Select Committee investigation began in response to a petition presented to Parliament in June 2015.“Quite simply, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society were able to get 8,975 signatures on a petition, but could muster less than half that number in actual submissions,” said Mr Jansen. “By contrast, 16,411 people took the opportunity to say no to euthanasia.”Opposition to euthanasia was dominant across all submission lengths. For example, of the submissions longer than one page, 1,510 submissions opposed euthanasia while 523 supported its legalisation.Mr Jansen added that “While the Care Alliance never argues this issue from a faith perspective, we respect the right of any New Zealander to do so, for or against, if they wish. That is a real and existing right protected by the Bill of Rights Act. In the event, more than 82 percent of submissions opposed to euthanasia contained no reference to religious arguments.”Mr Jansen said that many of the submissions, for and against, contained deeply moving personal stories regarding illness, dying and suicide. “The Select Committee has been provided with incredible testimony. We trust that they will hear that there is much more that needs to be done to improve mental health, disability and end of life services in New Zealand, but that the overwhelming majority of submitters say that euthanasia is not a solution.”ENDSAnalysis of written submissions to Health Select Committee’s investigation into ending one’s life.Background and methodologyWritten submissions to the Select Committee closed on 1 February 2016. They were progressively uploaded to the Parliamentary SelectCommittee (Submissions and Advice) website until 17 August 2016 when it appeared that all the submissions had been posted.On 9 September 2016 a master list of these 21,514 submissions was created from the public website, including links to individual submissions.Duplicate submissions were then removed. It was also found that a small number of submissions could not be coded (broken links, parts ofsubmissions missed during scanning, etc).The final number of public submissions analysed here is 21,277.The Care Alliance organised a small team of volunteers to read through each submission, and code for three characteristics.1. Attitude to legalisation of euthanasia/assisted suicide.• Support | neutral or unclear | oppose2. Length of submission.• 1 or 2 sentences | paragraph | up to a page | more than a page3. Reference to religious arguments.• None | some | mainlyAn independent research company reviewed the coding of 500 submissions and concluded: “Having found no errors in the sample of 500, wecan say with at least 95% confidence that the overall classification percentages are accurate within no more than 0.4% variation.” read more

DILG backs Duterte call to bring back death penalty

first_img“We need to pass it in order to reinforce our fight against illegal drugs. In Asia, tayo na lang ang naiiwan na walang death penalty,”Año reiterated, saying President Rodrigo Duterte’s push during his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday was a welcome development. Death penalty in the Philippines was abolished in 2006 under then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but Duterte has been seeking to legalize capital punishment again, saying it can deter the narcotics business in the Philippines./PN Almost all heinous crimes committed are related with the use of illegal drugs, according to Año. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, for his part, said the revival of death penalty has “better chances” now at the Senate after it died with the adjournment in the previous Congress. Several bills seeking to revive capital punishment in the country have been filed in the Senate, but the measure has yet to hurdle the committee level as it faces strong opposition both from some legislators and the public. “This is an important deterrent for criminals to stop drug trafficking. So many lives have been wasted because of drugs,” the DILG chief said.center_img “I will not use the word junk. It was simply not interpellated immediately and died with the adjournment of Congress,” the Senate President added. “We can try again another shot at it, especially now that the President focused only on crimes in RA 9165. Better chances,” Sotto said referring to Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. MANILA – The reinstatement of the death penalty for drug traffickers will strengthen the country’s campaign against illegal drug trade, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año said. During his SONA on Monday afternoon at Batasang Pambansa, President Duterte urged the Congress to bring back the lethal injection for convicts of illegal drug-related crimes.last_img read more

Syracuse falls in 5 sets to Iowa in back-and-forth affair

first_imgAfter winning in three sets yesterday, Syracuse (3-4) found itself on the other end of the equation on Saturday night, losing to the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-3), 3-2. In a true back-and-forth affair, Syracuse won the first and third sets while Iowa won the second, fourth and then ultimately won the fifth set tiebreaker. The game was played in Ames, IA as part of the Iowa State Tournament.Syracuse never gave up the lead in the first set, leading by at least three the whole time after taking a 16-13 advantage, ultimately winning the set 25-18 on a kill by senior Santita Ebangwese, who would finish the match with 12 kills. The second set was almost the exact opposite as Iowa took a 3-2 lead on an Ella Saada service error and then never gave it back up, winning 25-15.The Orange came out firing on all cylinders for the third set, jumping out to a 9-1 lead. Senior Jalissa Trotter picked up four of her team-leading 49 assists over that span. Iowa pulled within two, but never fully surmounted the deficit as Syracuse took the set 25-19 on another Ebangwese kill set up by Trotter.The fourth set was the most back-and-forth, with the game knotted up at 13-13 halfway through. Iowa, however, took the lead from there to take the set 25-19.The Hawkeyes ended the fifth set on a strong 7-3 run taking it by a score of 15-10. Iowa’s Cali Hoye led the match with 24 kills while SU’s freshman Polina Shemanova led the Orange with 22. As a team, Syracuse finished with a hit percentage of .212 to Iowa’s .275.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will try to finish the tournament with a winning record when they face Iowa State tomorrow at 1 p.m. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title at Mexican Grand Prix

first_imgLewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix despite finishing only ninth after a clash with rival Sebastian Vettel.Hamilton’s achievement makes him unquestionably the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history, moving him one championship clear of Sir Jackie Stewart.He joins Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost on four world titles, behind only Michael Schumacher, the all-time record holder on seven, and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio’s five.Hamilton put his hands to his helmet as he crossed the line, slowing the car down to a crawl as he sought to take in his achievement on the slowing down lap.Vettel pulled alongside him and applauded as the crowd rose to their feet to recognise a historic landmark for the sport.The Mercedes driver suffered a puncture when he was hit by the German’s Ferrari on the first lap, the incident also breaking Vettel’s front wing. Vettel made better progress back through the field than Hamilton, climbing up to fourth place, but he needed to finish second to keep the championship alive.The race was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who dominated from the front after taking the lead at the first corner, a move that led to the collision between Hamilton and Vettel.last_img read more

Pehlivanovic won Three Medals at the European Championship in Billiards

first_imgSanjin Pehlivanovic, the best BH player of billiards, won three medals in the junior category at the recently completed European Championship in Veldhoven (Netherlands).Pehlivanovic became European Champion in discipline 9, and won bronze medals in disciplines 10 and 14.1, as announced by the Billiards Association of BiH.Although he is just 16 years old, Pehlivanovic had the opportunity to appear in the Junior Competition U19. He has been playing in competition of up to 17 years of age in the last three years and he won six golden medals. He was only 12 years old when he became European Champion for the first time in the year of 2014.With this title, Pehlivanovic got the right to participate in the World Championship for Juniors (up to 19 years of age) that will be held in Russia in the month of November. Last year he became the World Champion in the competition for up to 17 years.This performance in the Netherlands will enter the history of billiards in BiH, because this was the first time for our country to appear in a team competition. Pehlivanovic, Muratovic and Cerimagic won against Italy and Poland and they were defeated by Greece in the match for qualifiers to the World Cup in the eighth finals.(Source: read more