Family ties bind home that’s an entertainer’s paradise

first_img56 Longman Terrace, Chelmer.THIS elegant family home is in one of Chelmer’s most sought-after enclaves. Owner Helen Phillips has lived in the area for more than 40 years and bought the property at 56 Longman Terrace 17 years ago.“It’s my fourth house within a kilometre radius,” she said. “I’ve had the same neighbours for over 25 years. We’re extremely close.”Ms Phillips said the home had gone on the market around the same time her parents moved into the care home next door. “It was fate. I moved in next door to be close to them,” she said. “Back then there was a gate between us for direct access.”Ms Phillips said she had made extensive renovations to the property.“As our family grew and my children had children and moved overseas and interstate, I added an additional level to accommodate visiting family members,” she said.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“Over Christmas I managed to squeeze 17 people into the house.”The three-level home sits on a 1012sq m parcel of elevated land. On the main level there is a large covered front veranda, and multiple living and dining areas, a kitchen, guest bedroom with ensuite, additional bedroom, bathroom and laundry. There is also a covered patio that overlooks the pool area. Upstairs, there is a master suite with two balconies, dressing room, ensuite and office space.On the ground floor there is a self-contained fourth bedroom with kitchenette and bathroom and a two-car garage. “It has a wonderful, seamless flow from inside to out and an open-air feeling which makes it great for entertaining,” Ms Phillips said. She said Longman Terrace was a lovely street to live in, that had a wonderful “family feel” to it.last_img read more

Sherwood steering Villa to safety

first_imgTim Sherwood targeted two wins to guarantee survival for Aston Villa but they are closing in on their goal faster than the manager realises. Sherwood, whose side have won three of their last four games, is delighted Villa are closing in on the safety target he was given when he replaced Paul Lambert in February. He said: “We are going in the right direction, aren’t we. “A couple more wins and we will be all right.” Reflecting on the performance against West Ham, he said: “It was impossible to be as dominant as we were in the first half for 90 minutes. “It is a Premier League game – you don’t get 90 minutes of domination. “But it was as comfortable as it could be at this stage of the season. “In the first half we were more open and expansive. In the second half we were professional and knew how to kill the game off. “We limited West Ham to one header at goal which was James Collins and you expect Shay Given to save. “Even in the second period we were creating the better chances.” Defeat means West Ham have failed to win on the road in the league since December and they have scored just four top-flight away goals in 2015. The Hammers face Everton and Newcastle in their final two games and defender Aaron Cresswell wants a strong end to the campaign. “We want to finish with a flourish by taking six points from the two games against Everton and Newcastle, to try and finish as high up that table as we can,” he told the club’s official website. “We just need to take one of the chances we’re creating, but unfortunately we couldn’t do that on Saturday and we paid the price with the goal they scored in the first half. “We were disappointed with the way we conceded. (Jack) Grealish pulled it back from the line and unfortunately for us it’s gone through James Collins’ legs and the lad’s tapped it in. “They’re fighting for their lives down at the bottom and that’s never nice for anyone, including the players. “They were 1-0 up and they were always going to sit back in the last 15, 20 minutes. We just needed that goal which we couldn’t get.” Tom Cleverley’s first-half strike sealed a 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday to put Villa four points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone. Villa have two games left and go to Southampton next weekend before a home finale with relegated Burnley. One win would make Villa’s safety certain, although they may already have sufficient points. Press Associationlast_img read more

Yale executive to start as USC CFO in spring

first_imgNew money · James M. Staten will assume the position of chief financial officer for the spring of 2015. – Photo courtesy of Yale New Haven HealthJames M. Staten, the executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Yale New Haven Health System, has been hired by USC as the new CFO.Staten served as an important member for the president and CEO’s leadership team at the YNHHS for more than 15 years, according to USC News, the Los Angeles Times reported the health system operates three hospitals in Connecticut, one of which is affiliated with Yale University.Staten will replace Robert Abeles, who was appointed senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer in August 2010, after serving as an interim senior vice president and chief financial officer since January 2009. Abeles recently announced he is retiring.Staten will be reporting to President C. L. Max Nikias starting on Jan. 19. He will oversee USC’s budget and planning, Keck School of Medicine’s finances, capital construction and facilities management services, the university comptroller and information technology services.According to USC News, Staten’s past titles include executive vice president and CFO for the YNHHS, chairman of the board of Medical Center Insurance Co. and treasurer of the boards of both the YNHHS and the Yale-New Haven Hospital.While Staten was at Yale-New Haven, he developed health care strategies with his colleagues, launched a system-wide information technology and data analytics and implemented cultural integration activities. Additionally, he managed the financing that led to the opening of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven in 2010.Prior to working at Yale New Haven, he was the senior vice president of finance at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Health System. He worked as the organization’s vice president of financial planning before being promoted.According to USC News, Staten also directed Ernst & Young’s NYS Revenue Cycle Consulting Services and was a partner at Pannell Kerr Fosrster. He also served as a board member of The Country School in Madison, Connecticut, and the finance committee for the Connecticut Hospital Association.Staten holds a B.A. in business and economics from the State University College of New York.last_img read more

Women in Business Expo does not only focus on entrepreneurship – Sonia Noel

first_img…empowers women to develop personally and professionallyThe Women in Business Expo is not just an event that caters for the empowerment of women in the area of business skills and marketing but also provides a platform for females from all walks of life and various careers to have a voice and inspire each other.Those were the words of the organiser of the event, Sonia Noel, who on Sunday on the last day of the two-day expo told Guyana Times that the turnout this year was much more than expected.Some of the women displaying their products at the Expo“We have like 67 exhibitors and some of them from the first year, second year, third year and a lot of the first years… because they develop themselves in their capacities and it is not just their businesses. And one of the things coming out is the personal development coming out from these people, we talk about health and youth and different things that help you give the world the best version of you.”She stated that the feedback has been “tremendous” and that the “Inspire You” motivational event over the years featured many phenomenal women from here in Guyana, the Caribbean and internationally.“It is not just a women expo for business. Business is part of it but it is adding value to life …we want life elevation…it is you being better, your business, your family and by extension your country, being better.”Noel noted that this is the fourth year that such an event has been hosted in Guyana and it will be repeated in years to come because of the impact that it has on the female population especially those who are focused on becoming entrepreneurs.“Small businesses definitely can contribute so much to the development of this country,” she added.Meanwhile, one of the motivational speakers at the event on Sunday, held at the Pegasus Hotel, Thandi McAllister, told this publication that the “Inspire You” activity presents a platform for women to not only share their life-changing stories but it also serves as another platform for women to be inspired by stories in their professional and personal capacities.“So that can transform lives and transformation does not have to be huge, the tiniest change is good enough and I think that is what Inspire You sets out to do. Sometimes it is difficult to recognise that stumbling blocks could be indeed stepping stones. It takes some of us longer to come to that recognition.”Additionally, Renata Burnette, another motivational speaker, stated that such an event serves to empower and enhance the lives of all the women in attendance in more ways than one.“To have a room full of women coming from all walks of life having different careers encouraging each other not knowing which space of mind they are in currently; it is really good. You never have that as often as we should so I felt as though it was the perfect timing and also it is the month for women,” she said.The Women in Business Expo 2019 was hosted by the Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts, in collaboration with the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development.Every year for the past four years, this event has been held in the month of March as part of the activities attributed to International Women’s Day held on March 8.This year, the expo is being held under the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.  It is referred to as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.last_img read more