The townhouse that kicked off Di Bella snapped up at first inspection

first_imgLeasing agents have found that townhouses that are pet friendly are seeing strong demand.“There are a lot of two bedrooms in the area but when townhouses come up, especially when they allow pets that’s what you see demand rise.”The townhouse rented at $520 a week at the first open home when six different groups inspected the property. Philip De Bella in the Di Bella roasting room at Albion. He started out bagging beans in his garage at New Farm. Picture: Campbell Scott.THE townhouse that kicked off the Di Bella coffee empire has been snapped up by a keen tenant on its very first inspection.Funnily enough, the new resident had no idea that Philip Di Bella used to stack bags of coffee beans in the garage when he started his coffee business.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBrisbane coffee king Phillip Di Bella sold the New Farm townhouse for $661,000 last month.Leasing agent Eadan Hockings of Living Here Cush Partners said “the person who bought it knew that and was pretty chuffed”, but the tenant was driven by the property’s pet friendly status. The Brisbane CBD is less than 4km away.last_img read more

George Ford’s golden boot helps Bath to Champions Cup victory over Leinster

first_img Ford sent an early reminder to new England head coach Eddie Jones of his quality by booting 14 points – three penalties, a conversion and a drop-goal – as Bath also collected a second-half penalty try. Ireland star Johnny Sexton kicked 11 points for Leinster, including the conversion of substitute back-row forward Josh van der Flier’s late try, but Bath had done enough. They now face home and away European appointments with Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps next month, and while they will be disappointed after failing to convert many of their chances into points, it was still a key win. Bath’s Wales international lock Dominic Day was ruled out due to appendicitis, so Stuart Hooper featured in the starting line-up and captained a side that opened its Champions Cup campaign after last Sunday’s scheduled opener in Toulon was postponed following the Paris terror attacks. Leinster head coach Leo Cullen reacted to the Wasps defeat by changing more than half his starting line-up, and Bath made all the early running, with wing Semesa Rokoduguni leading a promising early break deep into opposition territory. But when Hooper infringed at an eighth-minute ruck, Sexton kicked Leinster ahead with ease from 40 metres, only for Ford to land an equalising penalty and then kick a drop-goal six minutes later as Bath looked to make their possession monopoly count. Leinster had not been in the game as an attacking force, and they were fortunate not to fall further behind seven minutes before the break when impressive Bath wing Matt Banahan ran strongly from just inside Leinster’s half. Banahan’s power ensured that Bath got behind the Leinster defence, yet after centre Kyle Eastmond shipped out possession, a Banahan knock-on as he delivered a scoring pass to an unmarked Hooper meant that Leinster escaped. Press Association England fly-half George Ford ensured that Bath launched their European Champions Cup campaign in winning fashion at the Recreation Ground – but Irish heavyweights Leinster are lurching towards an early exit. The visitors enjoyed their best spell as half-time approached, but they could not add to Sexton’s early penalty and Bath trooped off with a 6-3 interval lead that should have been considerably more, given the amount of ball they had. Ford launched the second period by making a slashing midfield break, yet the fact it ultimately came to nothing summed up an opening 45 minutes when Bath’s intent was not matched by deed. Ford and Sexton then exchanged penalties in quick succession as Bath moved 9-6 ahead, and that was the cue for Cullen to change both his props, with Jack McGrath replacing Cian Healy and Martin Moore taking from Mike Ross. Sexton completed his penalty hat-trick to tie the scoreline, but Bath’s forwards had started to enjoy a clear upper hand, which was underlined when referee Jerome Garces awarded them a 62nd-minute penalty try. Leinster could not cope with Bath pressure from a set-scrum near their own line, and Garces’ patience ran out following a second reset scrum, with Ford’s conversion opening up a seven-point advantage. But Leinster fought back impressively, and a flowing attack ended in Van der Flier touching down, with Sexton adding the extras to again level things up. It ensured a frantic final 10 minutes launched by Sexton missing a penalty from just inside his own half, but Ford came up trumps with just four minutes remaining and Leinster were left with just a losing bonus point for their efforts. Leinster, crushed 33-6 at home by Pool Five opponents Wasps last Sunday, have now lost their opening two games of a European campaign for the first time since 1996 as Bath triumphed 19-16. And with Champions Cup holders Toulon also in the toughest group of this season’s tournament, Leinster are already struggling to progress, even if it took a 76th-minute Ford penalty to deny them a draw. last_img read more

Sumner Newscow calendar for Tuesday – Friday

first_imgSumner Newscow calendar for Wednesday to Friday:WEDNESDAY – MARCH 12State basketball tournament: Caldwell boys (17-7) vs. Spearville (16-7) on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at Emporia. MONDAY – MARCH 17-22 NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAKSchool Resumes Mar. 24, 2014 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments THURSDAY – MARCH 13State basketball tournament: Caldwell girls (17-6) vs. St. Paul (21-2) on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at Emporia.Argonia girls (19-4) vs. Dighton (17-5) on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at Hays.Slate Creek Books Anniversary Celebration- Noon-2 p.m.SRMC Reception for Dr. Shore- 3 p.m.-SRMC Outpatient Clinic.WHS LIFT-A-THON – Aux. Gym – 6:30 p.m.  FRIDAY – MARCH 14 WHS CRUSADERS OF THE STAGE present  “MIDSUMMER JERSEY” – 7 p.m. SATURDAY – MAR. 15WHS CRUSADERS OF THE STAGE present “MIDSUMMER JERSEY” – 7 p.m.  SUNDAY – MAR. 16thWHS CRUSADERS OF THE STAGE present “MIDSUMMER JERSEY” – 2 p.m. last_img read more