PREMIUMLife without spice: Skyrocketing chili prices hit traders, food lovers, restaurants

first_imgChili chili-price FoodSupply restaurant BPS Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Topics : Spicy food-loving Mahatma Narendra, 23, was shocked to see the small portion of sambal he received with his favorite Manadonese meal, smoked skipjack tuna, at a restaurant in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.He had noticed that the restaurant had recently begun serving smaller and smaller servings of sambal. Beyond the restaurant, the intern at a private company said he had also received less sambal from his favorite fried catfish vendor.“Usually they are very generous with the sambal but many places have started to cut back. It’s too bad because I love spicy food and less sambal means less flavor for me,” he said.His complaint reflects the impact skyrocketing chili prices are having on food lovers around Jakarta. Chili is one of the main ingredients of many traditional Indonesian meals, and spicy foods have been particularly trendy of lateThe price of…last_img read more

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Millionaire “bridesmaid” suburbs waiting in wings for seven digits

first_imgThe Reading St home in Paddington that hit a post-GFC high.Others sitting above the million mark were Highgate Hill ($1.194m), Clayfield ($1.13m), Pullenvale ($1.125m), West End ($1.1225m), Spring Hill ($1.1075m), Hamilton ($1.08m), Chelmer ($1.058m), Robertson ($1.045m) and Samford Valley ($1.04m).According to realestate.com.au, Paddington, which has swung in and out of a million-dollar median depending on when renovated stock hit the market, will be the next to go off into seven digits. It currently tops the bridesmaid list on CoreLogic ($994,050) but realestate.com.au expected it to go have a median house price of $1,000,452 in January, said REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee.“In Brisbane, a million dollars still means something and you can still buy premium property in inner areas like Paddington,” she said.Any uplift in prices was clearly “hitting premium suburbs first”, she said, but “will likely extend to other suburbs over the next few years”.Paddington convert Ben Ittensohn, 38, has lived in the area since he was 21 and currently has two properties there – one of which was an easy rental option.“Relative to other cities like Melbourne and Sydney, it’s amazing we’re still talking about the million dollar mark.”Mr Ittensohn said his family was taking a long-term view of their property investments.“We’d love to upgrade our house next year or in years to come. Does that mean we can stay in Paddington? I really hope so. Maybe we might have to push out to Bardon and other suburbs. We wouldn’t be able to afford to have three properties in Paddington.”The best thing about the suburb, he said, was the stroll to Suncorp stadium. “I’m a big Broncos fan and being close to Suncorp is great. It’s very handy walking distance to the stadium.”BRISBANE’S MILLIONAIRE SUBURBS: Most expensive: Teneriffe $2.475mPallara $1.586mNew Farm $1.569mAscot $1.545mChandler $1.325mWilston $1.275mSt Lucia $1.255mBulimba $1.217mHawthorne $1.2mFig Tree Pocket $1.2mHighgate Hill $1.194mClayfield $1.13mPullenvale $1.125mMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoWest End $1.1225mSpring Hill $1.1075mHamilton $1.08mChelmer $1.058mRobertson $1.045mSamford Valley $1.04mMILLIONAIRE ‘BRIDESMAIDS’:Paddington $994,050Auchenflower $990,000Hendra $980,000Rochedale $966,000Balmoral $965,000Kalinga $955,000Milton $942,500Brookfield $940,000Carbrook $940,000Taringa $930,000Kangaroo Point $923,000Gumdale $905,000East Brisbane $900,500Sherwood $900,500Bardon $900,000(Source: CoreLogic median suburb house price)Email: [email protected] Ben Ittensohn at his townhouse in Paddington. The suburb is the only Brisbane one expected to go back into the million-dollar median list by January.BRISBANE has seen its million-dollar suburbs surge from just four on the list five years ago to a massive 19 now, but another 15 “bridesmaids” are waiting in the wings.Latest industry figures show 34 suburbs in greater Brisbane were either in the elite list or teetering on the edge of it above $900,000.CoreLogic market trends show 15 so-called “bridesmaid” suburbs in the capital city region – a big jump from 2012’s three pre-million and four million dollar suburbs.Five years ago, the only suburbs that were sitting on median house prices above $900,000 were Newstead ($1.15m), New Farm ($1.1075m), Burbank $1.0775m) and Chandler ($1.02m), plus the “bridesmaids” Pullenvale ($990,000), Brookfield ($987,500) and university suburb St Lucia ($927,750).Today, Teneriffe ($2.475m) sits on top of Brisbane’s median house price list now, followed by Pallara ($1.586m), New Farm ($1.569m), Ascot ($1.545m), Chandler ($1.325m), Wilston ($1.275m), St Lucia ($1.255m), Bulimba ($1.217m), Hawthorne ($1.2m) and Fig Tree Pocket ($1.2m).Julie Clark sold her six-bedroom family home in Paddington for $5.45m in March this year – a suburb record post-GFC. Picture: Claudia Baxterlast_img read more

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Carter masters Marshalltown SportMods in photo finish

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 31) – Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods vied for a $500 top prize Friday at Marshalltown Speedway and Brayton Carter took home the top check in a photo finish. Brayton Carter was the photo finish winner of Friday’s Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Marshalltown Speedway got back to racing after having its last four scheduled events scrapped by the weather.  Thirty-one cars battled in an 18-lap main event that saw both Carter and runner-up Cory Rose come from the ninth row. The IMCA Modified win went to Joel Rust, Jeff Aikey won in the IMCA Late Model ranks, Todd Reitzler went to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Shannon Anderson made a return to victory lane in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.center_img Rose was second by inches and Logue was a close third.  Fourth went to Carter VanDenBerg and Tyler Inman was fifth after starting 15th. By Joyce Eisele The final laps turned out to be a barnburner with Johnathon Logue, Rose and Carter battling it out in an epic duel.  All three drivers would hold momentary leads through those final circuits, but as they crossed the finish line, the win went to Carter in a photo finish.last_img read more

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Gonzalo Higuain breaks 66-year Serie A goal record

first_imgGonzalo Higuain notched a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 home win over already-relegated Frosinone on Saturday to break Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year record for most goals in a Serie A season.The Argentina striker ended the campaign on 36 goals, surpassing the mark set by Swede Nordahl for AC Milan in 1949-50.”I was desperate to break this record,” the 28-year-old toldSky Sport Italia. “I have to thank everyone, particularly my family, the fans, the backroom staff, the club and my team mates.”Marek Hamsik opened the scoring for Napoli in the 44th minute and Higuain equalled Nordahl’s record with two second-half goals before eclipsing it with a brilliant overhead kick in the 71st minute.”I needed to stay calm,” said Higuain. “In the first half I struggled with my finishing but the team helped me and I got the hat-trick.”This is a fantastic moment in my career. It’s difficult to comprehend — I’m hoping that soon it will sink in.”Higuain broke the record in 35 matches, two fewer than it took Nordahl to reach 35 goals, and would surely have reached it sooner had he not served a three-match suspension following a red card against Udinese in April.Napoli’s convincing victory confirmed their second place finish in Serie A, clinching qualification for next season’s Champions League.last_img read more

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