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first_imgThis was the first time for the home to go to market. 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley Qld 4034. Picture: realestate.com.au.A BRISBANE buyer has landed an absolute bargain in the high demand middle ring, scoring a three-bedroom house for significantly less than suburb median.A house at 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley, which was marketed by Purple Bricks, sold for $470,000 which was a whopping $85,750 below the areas’s median for three bedders.It was the first time that the three bedder had ever been offered to market, according to the listing, having been a “much loved family home for the past 50 years”. SECURITY: Home break-in warning issued for holiday season RENOVATOR: 117-year-old fixer-upper sold for $1m below median price It was a family home for 50 years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago Dream reno project. Image what an update could do here.Renovated homes in the area have fetched upwards of $710,000, being close to Aspley Hypermarket and with Westfield Chermside a short drive away down Gympie Road.According to realestate.com.au listed results, the past month has seen three bedroom houses sell between the 1 Ellerdale St low of $470,000 to a high of $585,000.The closest another three bedder in the area has come to that low this month was 27 Vermont Street, Aspley, which was sold by Watt Realty for $492,500 at the start of the month. Other October three bedroom house sales results for Aspley include $555,000 for 37 Ironwood Street on October 18, and $585,000 for 5 Havering Street on October 2. Quite a retro kitchen. The backyard has a classic rotary clothesline.The most a three-bedroom house has sold for in Aspley was $1.6m for 6 Bundella Street in May this year, though most of that value was linked to the land being a large 2,694sq m elevated site.In May last year another three bedder at 35 Doynton Place also landed over $1m ($1.0775m) and that one was “an architectural masterpiece” with views of Moreton Island. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news direct to your inboxlast_img read more

first_imgBy Neal PalmerABILENE, Texas (Oct. 17-19) – Chase Allen proved this weekend he can not only build race cars, he can drive them, too. Allen won Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. He took off from the pole, was fast right out of the gate and earned $3,000, plus a spot on the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. National champion William Gould started outside the front row and looked to have one of the cars that might have something for Allen. Before halfway, the front pair had pulled away from the rest of the field by a straightway. Gould kept the pressure on Allen while Jerry Harpole, Chris Elliott, Josh McGaha and Keith White battled well behind them.Elliott worked hard trying to get under Harpole, then decided to try the outside. He shot into third as they hit the front stretch. Elliott pulled away once clear, but with the laps winding down he just had too much ground to make up. Allen went on to pull away in the final laps and when the checkers flew he was several car lengths ahead of Gould. Elliott, Harpole and White completed the top five.One hundred and thirty cars from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico vied at the 19th annual spe­cial. Total purse was more than $70,000. Chad Hertel was the $2,500 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winner while Mi­chael Therwanger topped the $2,000 to win feature event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Taking home an even grand were IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car winner Josh Baughman and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Cody Frank. Hertel defended his home turf in the Southern SportMod main after winning Thursday’s qualifier for the pole start and holding off G.W. Egbert IV in the big show.Egbert ran out of lap to catch up and Hertel went on to the win. Justin Shaw, Dean Abbey and Justin Cass rounded out the top five. From his inside row three starting spot, Therwhanger worked his way to second and finally found his way past Matt Guillaume for the top Stock Car prize.Pulling away in the late stages, he won ahead of Guillaume, Chad Estes, Gabe Tucker and Den­nis Bissonnette.Jeremy Oliver looked to have the Hobby Stock to beat when that feature got underway. With about five laps to go, however, Oliver was working his way through traffic when a lapped car spun in front of him.Oliver took evasive action but was unable to completely clear the spun car, clipping his bumper and cutting down his tire. That handed the lead to Frank.Frank sailed on to take the checkers ahead of Kenny Ware, Joe Colyer, Andy Roller and Barrett Hutchison. Baughman was a winged rocket right out of the trailer and seemed to have the ¼-mile red clay oval well in hand when he hit the dirt for the Sprint Car main. Ryan Hall kept Baughman in view as the lead duo sped around the track, but Baughman proved to be too much to handle and went on to win in flying colors. Dustin Woods, Danny Merrell and Brandon Williams were next across the stripe.Oct. 17 Qualifying Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Chase Allen; 2. Keith White; 3. Chris Elliott; 4. Josh McGaha; 5. Joe Spillman; 6. Kevin Sustaire; 7. Vince Ogle; 8. Fred Wojtek; 9. Neal Flowers; 10. Charles Brewer; 11. Robby Edwards; 12. Ben Ketteman; 13. Jimmy Tidwell; 14. David Davis; 15. Jerry Harpole; 16. William Gould; 17. Charlie Smith; 18. Chad Estes; 19. Tommy Fain; 20. Glen Hibbard; 21. Doug Easter­ling.Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel; 2. G.W. Egbert IV; 3. Gabe Tucker; 4. Dean Abbey; 5. Bradley Poor; 6. George Egbert III; 7. Justin Cass; 8. Kyle Lathram; 9. David Sanford; 10. Kyle Wisdom; 11. Robert Cook; 12. Terry Owen; 13. T.C. Hogan; 14. Chris Grusendorf; 15. Cory Wil­liams; 16. Clint Pelzel; 17. Brandon Elkins; 18. Levi Ely; 19. Robert Crabtree; 20. Dustin Robin­son; 21. Shane Priddy. Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume; 2. David Phillips; 3. Michael Therwanger; 4. Dennis Bissonnette; 5. Jason Adcock; 6. Lance Shaw; 7. Michael Sheen; 8. Jody York 9. Kelly Brown; 10. Cary White; 11. Kevin Sustaire; 12. Gabe Tucker; 13. Chad Estes; 14. Kirk Martin; 15. Lewis Hammond; 16. Hunter Russell; 17. Tristan Carman; 18. Marc Egert; 19. Mike Golightly; 20. Billy Wade; 21. Travis Graves.Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeremy Oliver; 2. Cody Frank; 3. Andy Roller; 4. Joe Colyer; 5. Jamie Her­ring; 6. Brandon Gaddis; 7. Barrett Hutchison; 8. Dan Lang; 9. Jerrad Steele; 10. April Phillips; 11. Tru­man Davis; 12. Colin Deming; 13. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 14. Scotty W. Brown; 15. Gerald Spal­ding Sr.; 16. Garrett Rawls; 17. Colby Dello; 18. Kenny Ware; 19. Chad Reedy; 20. Michael Ledbet­ter; 21. Rodney Sparks.Oct. 18 Qualifying Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Gould; 2. Harpole; 3. Toby Herring; 4. Brewer; 5. Fain; 6. Chad Melton; 7. Ketteman; 8. Smith; 9. Hibbard; 10. Estes; 11. Davis; 12. Flowers; 13. Mike McCarthy; 14. Danny Hogue; 15. Brandon Byars; 16. Ronnie Sebree; 17. Easterling; 18. Scooter Bates; 19. Troy Mel­ton; 20. Bobby Sikes Jr.Southern SportMods – 1. Williams; 2. Justin Shaw; 3. Brian Flowers; 4. Mark Patterson; 5. Cook; 6. Ely; 7. Priddy; 8. Owen; 9. Robinson; 10. Jeffrey Abbey; 11. Kenny Ware; 12. Rodger Pierce; 13. Pelzel; 14. William Beckham; 15. Tim McDonald; 16. Chase Parson; 17. Kenneth Graves; 18. Lodi Mitchell; 19. Ronnie O’Neal; 20. Hogan. Stock Cars – 1. Tucker; 2. Martin; 3. Estes; 4. Robert Cook; 5. Dustin White; 6. Ronnie Christo­pher; 7. Robert Barnett Sr.; 8. Jason Christopher; 9. Carman; 10. Bill Brzezinski; 11. L.P. O’Neal; 12. Jason Batt; 13. Mark Lord; 14. Travis Sutherlin; 15. Sustaire; 16. Terry Wojtek; 17. Malcolm Kill; 18. Tyler Muirhead; 19. Mart Wampler; 20. Graves. Hobby Stocks – 1. Ware; 2. Rawls; 3. Hutchison; 4. Reedy; 5. Phillips; 6. Deming; 7. Brown; 8. Steele; 9. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 10. Dello; 11. Lang; 12. Davis; 13. Ledbetter; 14. Gerald Spalding Jr.Oct. 19 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Allen; 2. Gould; 3. Elliott; 4. Harpole; 5. White; 6. McGaha; 7. Brewer; 8. Hibbard; 9. Ogle; 10. Herring; 11. Wojtek; 12. Flowers; 13. Edwards; 14. Ketteman; 15. Chad Melton; 16. Tidwell; 17. Smith; 18. Sustaire; 19. Spillman; 20. Fain. Southern SportMods – 1. Hertel; 2. G.W. Egbert IV; 3. Shaw; 4. Dean Abbey; 5. Cass; 6. Jeffrey Ab­bey; 7. George Egbert III; 8. Ware; 9. Graves; 10. Julie Boettler; 11. Pelzel; 12. Williams; 13. Tucker; 14. Patterson; 15. Cook; 16. Ely; 17. Owen; 18. Flowers; 19. Priddy; 20. Bradley Poor. Stock Cars – 1. Therwanger; 2. Guillaume; 3. Estes; 4. Tucker; 5. Bissonnette; 6. Sheen; 7. Shaw; 8. Dustin White; 9. Hammond; 10. Cary White; 11. Adcock; 12. Scott Kristinek; 13. Tim Pfalzgraf; 14. Phillips; 15. Batt; 16. Cook; Travis Sutherlin; 18. Martin; 19. Ronnie Christopher; 20. Sustaire.Sprint Cars – 1. Josh Baughman; 2. Ryan Hall; 3. Dustin Woods; 4. Danny Merrell; 5. Brandon Williams; 6. Trevor Reed; 7. Gary Floyd.Hobby Stocks – 1. Frank; 2. Ware; 3. Colyer; 4. Roller; 5. Hutchison; 6. Reedy; 7. Herring; 8. Deming; 9. Phillips; 10. Brown; 11. Rawls; 12. Gaddis; 13. Lang; 14. Davis; 15. Oliver; 16. Ledbet­ter; 17. Steele; 18. Dello; 19. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 20. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 21. Sparks.last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho immediately set his sights on a fourth Premier League title for Chelsea after guiding the club to their first championship in five years on Sunday.The Blues secured a first league title since 2009/10 with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.Mourinho’s side needed three points to claim the trophy with three games to spare and Eden Hazard headed in the rebound after missing a first-half penalty.Mourinho’s 21st trophy of his prolific career was the Capital One Cup win at Wembley in March – the first of his second spell at Stamford Bridge – and now the Portuguese has a third Premier League title and Chelsea’s fourth in 11 seasons.Mourinho said: “I will try (for) another one. I will try always.“The day I don’t feel that passion to try to do it again, that’s enough. I don’t feel that day is arriving.“When you work so hard and you are champions you feel that you got what you deserve. That good feeling.“For me, maybe (a) special feeling, because I’m not the smartest guy to choose countries and clubs.“I could choose another club in another country where to be champion is easier. I choose the most difficult league in Europe.“I risk. I’m so, so happy, because I won another Premier League title, 10 years, or eight or nine years later, in my second spell.”Mourinho added: “Today was not a game to enjoy. Today was the game to finish the job.”last_img read more

The power of kindness Karma Tribe in Costa Rica

first_imgKarma Tribe is a rare opportunity to “be the change.” You can find out who you can help and connect with them. If there’s something you need, and you are financially limited, you might find it being offered by a fellow kind soul. Imagine if this grew to millions of members, helping each other in every country of the world!“When you give from the heart, what you get back is far greater.” My experience with Karma Tribe has proven the power of this philosophy. I gave to the project, and I have gotten back so much more: friendships, experiences, connections, unexpected opportunities and deep fulfillment from the knowledge that I am making a difference.I hope that the people of Costa Rica will rally around this beautiful cause to spread the spirit of generosity around the world.Do you believe in the power of kindness?Pavi Ramani lives in Costa Rica, teaching English and learning Spanish. Her passions include travel and wildlife, and she hopes to explore this beautiful country even more in the future. Facebook Comments Meanwhile, Karma Tribe has grown steadily, and now has over 3,100 members in 56 countries helping each other through the platform.When Dave revealed his plan to me to create a crowdfunding campaign to bring Karma Tribe to the next level, I was overjoyed and truly excited. He has given so much to the community, and now it is fitting that he reaches out to the community for support to spread kindness around the world in a bigger way. (The campaign will support Karma Tribe’s efforts to build an app to make the platform more accessible, and to make it possible to coordinate community projects.) I arrived in Costa Rica a year ago to teach English to third graders at a private school in Jacó. My Spanish was limited to “¿A qué hora llega el próximo bus?” – what time does the next bus get here? – but nevertheless, I was excited to live at the beach and experience the pura vida lifestyle.After I had settled comfortably into my new routine, I found myself looking for an extracurricular activity that didn’t involve 25 children or watching Netflix. I wanted to get involved in something positive for the community.I asked around and spoke to my fellow schoolteachers, and I was surprised to hear that several of them volunteered for a local organization called Karma Tribe – part humanitarian movement, part tech start-up.“It’s an amazing project that’s going to change the world!” my colleague Jacqueline told me excitedly. “It’s a new way for people to connect and start helping each other.” She encouraged me to get in touch with Dave Grillot, the founder, living in the nearby town of Playa Hermosa.When I met Dave, I was impressed by his enthusiasm to make positive things happen, his inspiring team, and his ambitious vision to create a worldwide movement based on kindness.Karma Tribe is a global community of people who help each other for free. It works through a website, funded and designed by Dave himself, which is an online social network platform where people can make a profile, and then offer and request services of any type.After you receive help from someone through Karma Tribe, you leave them a reference on their profile, like “Juan helped me fix my bicycle. Thanks Juan!” This keeps the platform transparent, in the style of AirBnB.Everything on Karma Tribe is given from the heart, with no expectations of anything in return.I found the concept intriguing, and I was amazed to see the variety of interesting favors available on the Karma Tribe website. People from around the world were offering things like graphic design help, tourism guidance, marketing help, ukulele lessons, and offering to walk your dogs, to name a few.I joined the platform and answered a request that caught my eye. A woman named Silvia in Cartago was requesting English classes. This was the beginning of a delightful relationship. Silvia and I began to meet once a week on Skype, speaking 30 minutes in English, and 30 minutes in Spanish. As an unintended consequence of wanting to help her, my dream of learning Spanish is starting to come true, and my vocabulary goes beyond public transportation schedule requests. I also now have a new friend. Courtesy of Karma TribeSince I had experience working in the film industry, Dave asked me to help with the creation of the Giant Heart Video Contest promotional video. After several weeks of severe sleep deprivation, we were able to launch our cyber video contest.It was a resounding success. The winning video, “Los Ríos No Se Devuelven,” selected by our five celebrity judges as “most inspiring the viewer to make a change for a better world,” was promoted to one million views on the Karma Tribe Facebook page, sending a highly inspirational message throughout Latin America about the power of coming together as a community to create change.It still gives me goosebumps to know that I played a role in creating waves through social media for an important environmental purpose.After the contest ended, my role evolved to being a photographer for Karma Tribe’s biweekly beach clean-ups, as well as a production assistant for their weekly Facebook Live show “Blissin’ Out” on Sunday mornings, where we conduct interviews with inspiring people from Costa Rica and share their messages with thousands of viewers. Courtesy of Karma Tribecenter_img Related posts:CRUSA, Amigos of Costa Rica launch Tico Times philanthropy news section New grant program seeks to boost Costa Rican nonprofits How to help the victims of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica A day in the life of a beach crusader in Costa Ricalast_img read more