A classic family home up for grabs in Murrumba Downs

first_img13 Cherington Way, Murrumba DownsThis four-bedroom family home is in the sought after Castle Hill estate in Murrumba Downs.The property at 13 Cherington Way is on a 720sq m block with several indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, and a northerly aspect. Marketing agent Lee Doyle, of LJ Hooker Kallangur and Murrumba Downs, said the property was beautiful and spacious inside and out. The outdoor area at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.There is also a study that could be used as a fourth bedroom. The main bathroom has a bathtub and shower and there is a separate toilet and a laundry with storage cupboards, bench and outdoor access. Outside there is a spacious, covered entertaining area with tiled flooring that is big enough for family get-togethers or celebrations. The living area at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.The federation-style home has a formal lounge and dining area with a fireplace, carpet flooring and big windows that allow for plenty of natural light. There is also an open-plan living and dining area with tiled flooring and sliding door access to the back patio.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The big kitchen has a traditional feel, plenty of bench and cupboard space, a breakfast bar and a big window looking out over the outdoor entertaining area. There are three good-sized bedrooms with carpets and an ensuite to the master bedroom. center_img The kitchen at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.There is also a paved area to the side of the patio, and established, low-maintenance gardens and lawns.The property comes with a water tank, airconditioning and a 3kw solar system with 5kw inverter. Mr Doyle said the property was located close to all amenities including schools, shops, medical centres, the new Murrumba Downs railway station and the Bruce Highway. The property is being marketed by Lee Doyle of LJ Hooker Kallangur and Murrumba Downs for $629,000.last_img read more

New Jamaican PM becomes region’s youngest

first_img Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness (R) and his predecessor Bruce Golding share a laugh during the swearing in on SundayKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — History was created on Sunday, when 39-year-old Andrew Michael Holness was sworn in as Jamaica’s youngest prime minister.In a 90-minute ceremony presided over by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and attended by some 4,000 guests, the country’s first Jamaican head of government born in the post-independence era (1962) took the oaths of allegiance and office, before being presented with the instrument of office as the nation’s ninth prime minister.The changing of the guard also saw the standard of outgoing prime minister, Bruce Golding, being lowered and replaced by Holness’, thereby completing the transition.Prior to these formalities, Golding formally tendered his resignation on Sunday, and advised the governor-general of the decision by the majority of government members of the House of Representatives to endorse Holness as his successor.The new prime minister had served as education minister since the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the 2007 General Election. He was also the youngest member of Golding’s Cabinet.Golding, who assumed the office of prime minister over four years ago, had indicated his intention to demit office in September, stating that the challenges of the last four years had taken a toll and it was appropriate for him to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation, while mobilising the JLP for the next general election.He delivered his last national address on Saturday. However, Golding remains leader of the JLP until the party’s annual conference in November.Holness’ meteoric rise to prime minister came within 14 years, and has seen him move from Member of Parliament (for West Central St Andrew), having been first elected to the House of Representatives in 1997, to opposition spokesman, to Cabinet minister and Leader of the House of Representatives.He has become the third youngest politician in the English-speaking Caribbean to assume the position, and one of three to do so prior to age 40. The others are: Bharrat Jagdeo, who became president of Guyana in 1999, at age 35; and Roosevelt Skerrit, who was installed as Dominica’s prime minister in 2004, at age 32.Holness, however, currently holds the distinction of being the youngest head of government in the English-speaking Caribbean, by 40 days, over Skerrit. In his near one hour-long inaugural address, Holness declared that it was with a deep sense of honour and humility that he took the oath of office and that he was cognizant of the “awesome responsibility” he now has.“I want to express appreciation to all those who have reposed confidence in me. Rest assured I am totally focused on the task of helping the Jamaican people realize their hopes and aspirations. I pledge to serve the people of Jamaica faithfully, with all my energies, all of my heart, mind and soul,” he stated, while paying tribute to his predecessors, particularly Golding.The governor-general congratulated Holness, urging him to use the confidence reposed in him by his colleagues, and the “tremendous” goodwill of the nation, to “step forward boldly and respond to the needs of the country”.“Today, you will embark on an epic journey. (You) will be tasked with the responsibility to catapult us into a rapidly changing world, and allow us to be comfortable doing business and interacting, without losing our identity as a unique group of people. We must position and understand ourselves in the context of global economic and geo-political relationships, and leverage recognition and respect, that the world has for us, to our advantage,” he said.Paying tribute to Golding’s tenure, the governor-general said the leadership transition symbolized “the end of one cycle and the beginning of another”. He noted that the former prime minister provided leadership at a time of global economic challenges.“You presided over a watershed period in the history of our country, and successfully provided us with a steady footing from which to transition into our 50th year of independence,” he stated.The governor-general praised Golding for endeavouring to do what he felt was in the nation’s best interest, adding that “history will be the judge of whether you succeeded (or not)”.Meanwhile, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Monday congratulated Holness, and extended the full support of the hemispheric organization as well as his best wishes for a successful term in office.“It’s a tribute to Jamaica’s unwavering commitment to democracy that the transfer of state power on Sunday passed from one elected Member of Parliament to another,” Insulza said in a letter to the prime minister, adding that his country “should take pride in the smooth transition of leadership in government.” The head of the OAS recalled in the letter that “Jamaica has been a strong and consistent partner in the work and efforts of the Organization in the Hemisphere.” “Therefore, we offer full support and cooperation from the OAS,” he concluded. 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Bruce: Next game bigger than final

Press Association Hull boss Steve Bruce has labelled Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Leicester a bigger game than last season’s FA Cup final. Livermore is available once again, but James Chester will sit out against Leicester after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign at Sunderland. Meanwhile, Nigel Pearson admits Leicester need new blood to aid their relegation fight – ahead of the crucial showdown. The Foxes boss insists his players can survive but wants signings in the January transfer window. He said: “I recognise we need to try and strengthen in certain areas. The players we already have here will probably benefit from additions to get the best out of here. “The one thing we don’t have in abundance is Premier League experience and know how. You can have an opinion of games just by team sheets. We need to supplement what we have – ability, commitment and desire. “We’re just missing an ingredient to win points – sticking it in or keeping it out. What we have to do in the mean time is keep going. Results like Spurs test the mental resolve of everyone. “We want to say we’re that close, we made a side that have unbelievable options all sorts of problems. I know they left relieved and saying they’d have taken a point. “We need ingredients and in the mean time we need to stay in touch.” Pearson spent just over a year as Hull boss after leaving Leicester in 2010 before returning to the King Power Stadium in 2011. “I’m fine with going back as long as our players perform,” said Pearson, who is without the suspended Jamie Vardy. “I don’t think I am totally unpopular there, I actually thought I did a decent job given the circumstances I worked under. In terms of how I left, these things happen. I made a decision that I thought was right at the time. Managers are not always going to be universally popular. “So if I get a bad reception, I get a bad reception. It’s not about me, it’s about the team. ” The Tigers host Nigel Pearson’s strugglers at the KC Stadium buoyed by their 3-1 Boxing Day win at Sunderland – a first league win in 11 attempts since October 4. That lifted them out of the bottom three and six points clear of the rock-bottom Foxes, but Bruce knows there is still much work to be done if they are to drag themselves out of a relegation fight and for that reason, a showdown with one of their closest rivals represents an even more important occasion than the club’s trip to Wembley in May. He said: “That’s what it means to me. Nigel will want to turn us over. It’s a bigger game for me than the cup final because if we turn them over to go nine points clear of them at the halfway stage, it’s a big turnaround to be caught, huge. “As we’ve seen, it’s been difficult enough to win one or two games, let alone turn around a three-game swing. “We are there [at the bottom end of the table] ourselves. We have only been four years in our history in the division, so we are going to be in and around it, but we always expected to be. “The league is starting to take shape. Halfway going into January, the teams you would think were going to be at the top are there – there are one or two surprises like there always is. “The teams at the bottom, I could have told you the bottom eight going into January – I might not have got it the right way around, but we have to accept that we are going to be one of them.” The victory was all the more remarkable as it was achieved without the services of suspended midfield duo Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore and with Bruce’s multi-million strike-force of Jelavic and Abel Hernandez starting on the bench. Asked if that had been something of a gamble, the manager said: “Jelavic has done fantastically to even get back playing because when he did damage his knee – and let’s be fair, he has had a cartilage operation which used to finish people 25, 30 years ago – he got back within six weeks. It’s been a struggle for him, but he has got himself back on the pitch. “Hernandez, sometimes if you pay a lot of money for a striker from abroad, you have got to give them time to adjust, and he will be a really good player, so no, it wasn’t a gamble because I didn’t think Jelavic was right, and of course we play two games in three days, which was obviously on my mind too.” read more