Harvard microbe hunter wins Blavatnik Award

first_imgEmily Balskus is an unconventional hunter. She tracks down mysterious microbes that live in the human gut. This year, her dogged hunts earned her the largest unrestricted scientific prize offered to America’s most promising, early career researchers: the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists.For the first time in history, the 2019 award honors three women. Every year, three scientific researchers age 42 and younger are selected from three distinct fields and earn $250,000 each. This year, the winners rose from a pool of 343 nominees, the largest ever received.Balskus, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology, earned Blavatnik’s chemistry prize for tracking never-before-seen chemistry to specific bacteria in the human gut. She not only identified several of these tiny chemists, she also determined how their manipulations impact human health and disease and even how to stop them.Tens of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes live on or inside our bodies. This so-called human microbiota contains neutral, helpful, and harmful agents. In the past decade, researchers have worked hard to map out what lives in the human gut and how individual species impact their host, but the majority remain unidentified and unstudied.Balskus started out manipulating molecules in high school when “an amazing teacher introduced me to chemistry,” she said. “As my scientific career progressed, I became fascinated by the chemistry occurring within living organisms.”Bacteria use specialized enzymes to break down food, drugs, and anything else traveling through the gut, into other substances. Sometimes, those microbial manipulations help us digest stubborn fiber. But sometimes, bacteria gobble up valuable drugs — like those used to treat heart failure or Parkinson’s disease — or nutrients humans need to maintain their health. Balskus realized she could use chemistry like a smoke trail: a way to track down which species within the horde are implicated in diseases like colon and pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and even diabetes.After tracing chemical clues to a microbial source, Balskus has used her discoveries to design new treatment options. For example, recently she and her lab discovered which bacteria eat the common drug levodopa, used to treat Parkinson’s disease, and the enzyme the microbes use. Armed with this information, she and her team designed a compound to block that enzyme, preventing the microbial metabolism.In another recent advance, Balskus determined how an especially destructive bacterial product — colibactin — might contribute to colorectal cancer. She tracked the concerning chemistry to a certain strain of E. coli, one with the ability to make colibactin molecules that damage DNA.“She showed that a bacterial-derived toxin implicated in colon cancer forms a reactive intermediate that alkylates DNA,” Judith Klinman, professor of the Graduate School and Chancellor’s Professor at Berkeley College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, and member of the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards Jury, wrote in a press release. “Her interfacial studies, bridging chemistry, biology and microbiology, are opening up new and unexpected avenues for improving human health through a deep understanding of the underlying mechanisms.”Despite her early success, Balskus has only started deciphering how microbial communities impact human health and disease. But her chemistry-based methods have changed the way others research the microbiome, accelerating work to hunt down more unusual chemistry in the human gut. “I’m drawn to microbes because of the huge gaps in our understanding of how they affect human health,” Balskus said, “and I hope that my lab’s research will someday lead to new therapeutics.”Heather J. Lynch of Stony Brook University took the life sciences win of the Blavatnik Award with her novel methods of analyzing penguin colonies to predict their population growth, collapse, and possible extinction due to the effects of climate change. In physical sciences and engineering, Ana Maria Rey of the University of Colorado Boulder, earned recognition for pioneering new theories on atomic collisions. Her work enabled the creation of the world’s most accurate atomic clock, the most precise tool the world has to measure time.On Sept. 23, Balskus, Lynch, and Rey will accept their Blavatnik Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.last_img read more

Jamestown Manufacturers Now Making PPE Gear, Selling Equipment Online

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – Two Jamestown manufacturers are now producing reusable personal protective equipment to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.Submitted image.The Resource Center and Support Enterprises, Inc. are now sewing gowns and cloth masks at their Jamestown manufacturing facilities.“Both organizations, which have been sewing items for the federal government for more than 20 years, are essential businesses, and as such they have remained operating during the COVID-19 crisis,” a press release from The Resource Center said. “Upon learning of the shortages of personal protective equipment being experienced across the country and particularly in New York State, both manufacturers adjusted their operations to be able to produce reusable PPE.”To meet the new production schedule, The Resource Center is hiring additional workers to sew masks and gowns. Officials say the number of people to be hired will be determined by the level of demand for the equipment. Submitted image.Those interested in ordering masks can buy them online at Support Enterprises’s website: tankbagsusa.com, and, those interested in ordering gowns or masks can visit resourcecenter.org/shop.last_img read more

Polish court ruling may halt planned 1GW Ostroleka C coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Climate Home News:Poland’s “last coal-fired plant” may never go ahead, after a district court struck down the company resolution authorising construction on Thursday. The ruling dealt a blow to the 1GW Ostrołęka C project, a joint venture between utilities Enea and Energa backed by the government.It is a major win for Client Earth. The environmental law firm had bought shares in Enea and filed a lawsuit against the project on the grounds it posed an “unacceptable” financial risk to investors.Revived in 2016, the €1.2 billion project was part of the government’s plan to ensure the country’s energy security. It was presented as a necessary supplement for renewable energies that will partly replace a number of old coal power plants due to be taken offline by 2020.With a controlling stake in Enea, the Polish government pushed through company approval despite concerns raised about the project’s economic viability. In September 2018, 22% of non-government shareholders voted against starting construction and 58% abstained. At project partner Energa, with 37% opposed the project.Client Earth claimed its case against Enea was a world first, in the way it forced the company to reckon with climate risk. As carbon-cutting regulations kick in and clean energy sources become competitive on price, it argued, coal generation is an increasingly bad bet.“Pursuing this project puts an unnecessary burden on the state and taxpayers and is in no way necessary for national energy security,” said Marcin Stoczkiewicz, head of Client Earth Poland. “Enea and Energa need to look at what the future of energy is in Poland. There is vast employment potential in cheaper, domestic renewables.”More: Court blocks Polish coal plant, in win for climate campaigners Polish court ruling may halt planned 1GW Ostroleka C coal plantlast_img read more

Passing of the Gavel

first_img June 1, 2002 Regular News T he Justices of the Supreme Court of Florida Are Pleased to Announce the Passing of the Gavel From Chief Justice Charles T. Wells To Justice Harry Lee Anstead As He is Installed as the Fiftieth Chief Justice of Florida.Two O’Clock, Tuesday, July the Second, Two Thousand and Two, In the City of Tallahassee.The Ceremony Will be Broadcast Live Via the Internet at www.wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/ And Over Some Local Cable Stations.Details at www.wfsu.org/Florida_Channel/legcarriage.htm Passing of the Gavellast_img read more

The five most important threats to your financial life

first_imgWhen an individual makes a plan for their future, they know there is a possibility that something might go wrong. Some obstacles are obvious while others are undetectable. Whatever the case, the result is the same: the failure to meet the goal. In this article, we will reveal the five most important financial risks and explain what you can do to reduce them.Before we get into the specifics, we should have a common understanding of a couple terms. The terms are uncertainty and risk. Uncertainty is defined as, “Something unknown may happen, good or bad.” Risk is defined as, “The possibility of an undesirable outcome.” In addition, the five risks we will discuss may not apply to every person; however, they will apply to a majority. Therefore, it is important to understand each and create a strategy to avoid them. Here are the five risks:#1) Live Too LongThe issue here is evident. Will you have enough money to support your desired standard of living for the remainder of your life? I have heard that the best plan is to write your last check on the day you die and have it bounce. In other words, you would have spent your last dime. However, if you do this before you expire; your remaining years may not be very enjoyable. Therefore, in planning with clients, unless there are reasons to the contrary, it is best to assume you will live to age 100. Why 100? If your nest egg will support you to age 100, you can make it to 90 or 80, etc. In short, it is better to have too much capital than too little. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, June 20

first_imgIsrael letter reveals a lot about writerJames Van Dijk’s June 15 letter attacking Israel is instructive in a macabre, Nazi sort of way. When a person comes right out and says a sovereign nation should cease to exist,  and it happens to be the nation of the Jews, it really makes you think. Funny how the letter writer doesn’t also come right out with a solution for where Israel’s 7 million Jews are supposed to go.Jessica Hornik EvansAlplausTrump not getting credit he deservesI, for one, am tired of CNN, CBS, MSNBC and 90 percent of the newspapers constantly putting President Trump down. Is President Trump a perfect president? No he’s not. But if you look at the good things he has done, lowest unemployment, high GDP, brought more jobs back to this country than any other president before him. Also the best raise on Social Security, then he’s the best president we have had in many years. Does the news give him any credit at all? No, none.Also, all the Democrats do is fight him all the way. The border is a mess. If the Democrats get in power, all the good that Trump has done will be undone. And if America goes socialist, only God will be able to help us. Remember, nothing is free. Someone always pays, and we will lose all our rights.Also, The Gazette should give a whole page for people’s opinions. Oh, but that would take away the left’s agenda.It seems to me The Gazette leans way to the left and favors the Democratic party. I noticed in the May 7 edition all the opinions were people knocking our president. That’s right, our president. Like it or not, he is the president and has done more for this country in two years than Obama did in eight. The Democrats keep saying Obama started the recovery. What a bunch of baloney.Tony MonteDuanesburgZlotnick, Isachsen Kerr team for MiltonI support Benny Zlotnick, Barbara Kerr, and Ryan Isachsen for the town of Milton because of their trustworthiness, responsiveness, and vision. Zlotnick has been approachable, genuine, insightful and honest both as a council member and as a volunteer in Scouting. He has my trust to keep taxes low while making sound decisions. Kerr has been a vocal supporter of the town’s purchase of Camp Boyhaven as she, like Mr. Zlotnick, saw it as a rare opportunity to secure beautiful park land to benefit the well-being of current and future Milton residents. I support Mr. Isachsen based on his work on the Ethics Board and because of his resident-focused vision.Given that the current supervisor failed to respond to emails sent in 2018, followed by his failure to close the Boyhaven deal, I feel certain that Zlotnick, Kerr and Isachsen will bring the positive change needed to maintain a healthy balance of development and protected, recreational land for the people of Milton. I’m confident Zlotnick, Kerr, and Isachsen have the experience to lead our town responsibly; I hope my neighbors will consider the issues at hand and character of these fine residents.Melissa TaylorMiltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18 Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSt. Clare’s workers deserve care firstI can’t believe that New York state has approved licenses for undocumented immigrants but cannot come to a decision on the pensions of the St. Clare’s retirees.If immigrants want licenses, make them citizens first. Some clown in the Legislature said that this would be good for the economy. What about the St. Clare’s retirees having a pension to spend in the community? Wouldn’t that boost our economy? And these are citizens.I’m not against immigrants trying to get away from war-torn countries, but I am against giving them benefits before they become legal citizens. I think the Legislature and the governor should have focused on St. Claire’s before spending the time on these licenses. What’s wrong with this picture? And please don’t lecture me on “humanity.” Think of the St. Claire’s retirees. This was inhumane.Lorraine VanDerWerkenSchenectady last_img read more

Indonesia’s domestically driven economy could be blessing in disguise amid outbreak: ADB

first_imgRead also: Reforms may jeopardize Indonesia’s role in global value chains: World BankIndonesia is heavily dependent on domestic demand, with household consumption growing 4.97 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the fourth quarter of 2019 to account for more than 50 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Asakawa did not deny, however, that the outbreak would have a negative impact on the Indonesian economy, because it had already dampened the global tourism industry.Many countries, including Indonesia, have issued travel bans and restricted flights to destinations with localized outbreaks in a bid to stem the transmission of COVID-19 – the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Although he did not provide a projection of how the outbreak might affect Indonesia, Asakawa said he believed that the country still had ample room to maneuver in macroeconomic policy and fiscal expansion to buffer the economy.“[Bank Indonesia] Governor Perry [Warjiyo] has cut the policy rate five times so far and he can do this because Indonesia still has enough policy room to do so, unlike Japan or Europe that currently have negative interest rates,” he said. “By taking advantage of this policy room, Indonesia could accommodate future contingencies from the outbreak.”Read also: BI sees room for more easing to jack up weakening economy Indonesia may not be affected severely by the global health emergency, thanks to its minimal exposure to the global trade and its wide room to maneuver in monetary policy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.Newly appointed ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa, speaking during a restricted media briefing in Jakarta on Wednesday, expressed his belief that Indonesia was less likely to experience a strong impact from the global outbreak compared to other countries in the region, such as Japan or Thailand.“Indonesia isn’t deeply integrated in the global supply chain, so it is still considerably fortunate compared to other countries,” Asakawa said. He added that the Indonesian economy, which was primarily driven by domestic activity, was an advantage during the global health emergency. He said that possible easing measures to jack up growth included setting a lower reserve requirement for both the rupiah and the US dollar for local banks, as well as lowering the benchmark interest rate.BI cut its benchmark rate, the seven-day reverse repo rate (7DRRR), by 25 basis points in February.“There are plenty of BI instruments from among BI’s five main instruments that we can still use,” he said.The bank announced five measures on Monday to stabilize the financial market and prop up the rupiah. The measures included cutting the reserve ratio to free up billions of dollars in the banking industry, which could bolster the financial market and export-import activities that had been severely hit by the outbreak.The government has already launched a Rp 10 trillion fiscal stimulus package to support the tourism industry and boost consumer spending to counter the economic impacts of the outbreak. It is currently finalizing a second, bigger stimulus package to ease imports and exports, and to support manufacturing.center_img “China has become a major player in the global economy and plays a big role in the global supply chain,” Asakawa noted, saying that he expected the COVID-19 outbreak to have a greater impact than the 2003 SARS outbreak on China’s economy as well as the global economy.The rapid spread of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019, has prompted the Chinese government to restrict economic activities. As a result, factory activity in China contracted to the lowest level in history in February at 35.7 on the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Figures below 50 on the PMI indicate contraction, while figures above 50 indicate expansion.Given China’s place in the global supply chain, Asakawa warned that world production and trade could see some disruption if the global epidemic lasted longer than expected.“The virus could also impact consumption, depending on how long this outbreak lasts,” he added.Perry echoed Asakawa’s sentiments, saying that Indonesia’s economic growth would likely drop to just 4.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. Although this would be the lowest growth in three years, it would still fall within the 1 percentage point range of the 4.97 percent growth recorded in the fourth quarter of 2019.“That’s not a doomsday scenario, [and is] based on the V-shaped scenario we are projecting. Recovery is likely to occur over the next six months after bottoming out in February and March,” the central bank governor said while briefing chief editors on Wednesday at BI headquarters in Jakarta.Read also: Indonesia to launch second, ‘bigger’ stimulus to cushion virus impact Topics :last_img read more

Former Perum Perindo boss gets 4.5 years’ imprisonment in fish import bribery case

first_imgThe restitution will be reduced by the sum of money and assets seized by the court as evidence in the case, which includes Rp 200 million transferred to the KPK’s bank account, two designer bags and a luxury watch, Suwarno said.”If the defendant fails to pay, the court will auction Risyanto’s other assets or add a year to his prison sentence if the assets are not enough to cover the restitution,” the judge said.Read also: Five years’ imprisonment sought for former Perum Perindo boss in fish import bribery caseThe court convicted the defendant for violating Article 12 of the Corruption Law, which prohibits civil servants and state organizers from accepting bribes. Risyanto was found guilty of accepting $30,000 from Mujib Mustofa, the president director PT Navy Arsa Sejahtera, in exchange for the latter’s use of Perum Perindo’s permit to import up to 150 tons of frozen Pacific mackerel in 2019.Furthermore, the defendant was found guilty of accepting $30,000 and SG$30,000 to benefit other companies concerning his position in Perum Perindo.The sentence was lower than the initial demand of KPK prosecutors, who had sought five years’ imprisonment and a Rp 500 million fine for Risyanto.Both Risyanto’s side and the prosecutors have yet to say whether they will appeal.Risyanto, along with two other Perum Perindo directors and six other individuals, was arrested by the KPK in September 2019 during two operations in Jakarta and Bogor, West Java.Topics : A panel of judges at the Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced Risyanto Suanda, the former president director of state-owned Indonesia Fisheries Company (Perum Perindo), to four years and six months in prison for his involvement in a bribery case related to a fish import permit.The court also ordered him to pay a fine of Rp 250 million (US$17,763) or serve an additional three months. “The judges imposed an additional punishment of Rp 1.24 billion in restitution that must be paid within a month after the sentence becomes legally binding,” presiding judge Sunarso said on Wednesday during a live-streamed hearing on the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) YouTube channel.last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate: Mermaid Waters renovations ticks all the boxes

first_imgCoffee please.The front of the home is unassuming but enter through the stylish gates and you will feel like you’ve stepped into another world. A large decked area sets the atmosphere of an entertainer’s abode and inside timber beams in the kitchen and living area create a sense of homely warmth. Mr Vincent said his wine cellar was his proudest achievement. There is even a wine cellar.The couple said the design was inspired by their seven-year-old daughter Daisy. Spill-proof, open but secure and big on fun were all part of the architect’s brief.“The house is basically the babysitter,” Ms Langfield said. “We wanted Daisy to enjoy the house and we wanted her to feel like it was built for her and her friends. “There are windows everywhere so you can see right around you, there are no walls between you and the view of the water or the pool. The stunning dining room.The couple who renovated the stunning house at 12 Rumrunner St makes the perfect design duo.“I’m a builder and Tanya is an interior stylist; we love doing this sort of stuff and while it could be cheaper and easier to start from scratch, we love the challenge, ” Mr Vincent said. “The fun part is putting our own touches on it.” No expense has been spared.ADDRESS: 12 Rumrunner St, Mermaid Waters AGENT: Christine Tucker, Harcourts Coastal AREA: 862sq mPRICE: $2.3 million INSPECTIONS: By appointment How’s this for a servery window. 12 Rumrunner St, Mermaid Waters is on the market at $2.3 million.THE ensuite of the main bedroom in this magnificent house invites you in with its glassless, stone design and leaves you not just clean but completely, utterly relaxed. The expansive bathroom was inspired by Japanese hot springs while the walk-in wardrobe includes a coffee station and kitchenette. center_img The water vista.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe couple haven’t put any limits on their creativity either. Each guest bedroom comes with its own private outdoor shower and the kitchen feels as if you’re about to make an order at a trendy cafe in Burleigh Heads. Relax on the deck.“We think it’s really important when you have young kids running about, because you can keep tabs on them. “We also put in lockable gates from the pool and the waterfront to make sure the kids don’t find themselves in unattended trouble.” Fancy a dip?A secret passageway behind a mirrored wall in the robe opens to reveal a hobbit-sized hideaway with timber cathedral ceilings, custom beds and a television. Homeowners Tanya Langfield and her partner Simon Vincent travelled to Japan more than 10 times and believe there is much more to a house than simply coming home and sleeping in it. “It’s an experience,” Ms Langfield said.last_img read more

Double digit property growth a positive sign

first_imgSeveral Brisbane suburbs were in the list of top state performers. Picture: SuppliedNEARLY 70 Queensland suburbs have recorded double digit capital growth in the past year with some areas skyrocketing by 150 per cent.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has revealed that 68 suburbs across the state recorded capital growth between 10 per cent and over 150 per cent in the 12 months to June this year, with Blackwater in central Queensland recording the biggest jump.Median house prices rose 151.3 per cent to $94,250 in June, albeit from a low base.But the latest market report by CoreLogic offers even more green shoots of hope, with the median house sales price now up to $105,000 in the resources town.Collinsville, southwest of Bowen, has also recorded solid growth, with median house prices up 46.2 per cent to $95,000 over the same period, while Miles in the Western Downs recorded capital growth of 23.5 per cent to $148,250.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said improved confidence in the coal mining sector was one of the key factors driving the recovery of the property sector in Blackwater and other mining towns. Janelle and Dale Woodhall are selling their palatial mansion at Hamilton.Architecturally-designed, the stunning residence is named Haeremai, spans four levels, is packed full of luxury features and has river and city views.“We bought here in 1993, moved in 1994. The original house was Mediterranean-style and about 11 years ago we knocked it down and designed this with architect Bevan Lynch (ML Designs),” Mrs Woodhall said.“We have always felt that this one of the best areas in Brisbane. Even in just the past two years we have seen lots of new builds and big money coming in.” “The top area delivering the strongest growth has been Blackwater, with 151 per cent growth. This is a result of the resurgence in coal prices and the low base starting point,” Ms Mercorella said.Eleven suburbs reached an annual price growth of more than 20 per cent. These suburbs were Blackwater, Spring Mountain (Ipswich), Collinsville, Minyama (Sunshine Coast), Hamilton, Hollywell (Gold Coast), Miles, Mount Coolum, Dundowran Beach (Fraser Coast), Boonah (Scenic Rim) and Idalia (Townsville).“This spread of suburbs is a good indication that Queensland real estate is delivering steady sustainable growth across the board. We’re seeing growth outside the southeast corner,” Ms Mercorella said.But Ms Mercorella cautioned against celebrating another ‘boom’.“While we’re definitely seeing prices come back in western Queensland mining towns, such as Blackwater, these prices are still below their peak. It’s unlikely we’ll see a return to pre-2013 prices in those areas anytime soon,” she said.Fifteen suburbs on the Sunshine Coast, four on the Gold Coast, six in Ipswich and three suburbs in Moreton Bay also recorded double digit growth, according to the report.A total of 13 suburbs in Brisbane LGA made the list of top performers for the past year. Hamilton was the fifth strongest performer in Queensland and the best performer in Brisbane LGA.House prices in Hamilton increased 32.9 per cent for the past year, to $1.442, million. Other Brisbane suburbs included in the list were Sandgate, Paddington, Mount Ommaney, Sunnybank, Graceville, Hendra, Shorncliffe, Seven Hills, Nundah, Kedron, Bulimba and Auchenflower.Ipswich had six suburbs on the list, the Gold Coast had four and Moreton Bay had three.Ms Mercorella said the southeast dominated the list of top performers, making up about 60 per cent of the 68 double digit performance suburbs.***TOP PERFORMING SUBURBS IN SOUTHEAST QLD/RANKING/1 YEAR CAPITAL GROWTH(House market <2,400 sqm — annual data to June 2018)Suburb Ranking 1 Yr Capital GrowthSpring Mountain (Ipswich) 2 103.6%Minyama (Sunshine Coast) 4 45.8%Hamilton (Brisbane) 5 32.9%Hollywell (Gold Coast) 6 30.5%Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast) 8 21.9%Boonah (Scenic Rim) 10 21.3%Yaroomba (Sunshine Coast) 13 19.7%Tivoli (Ipswich) 16 18%Cashmere (Moreton Bay) 17 18%Walloon (Ipswich) 18 16.7%Sunshine Beach (Noosa) 19 16.7%Noosa Heads (Noosa) 20 16%Hope Island (Gold Coast) 21 15.7%Ripley (Ipswich) 22 15.4%Sandgate (Brisbane) 23 15.2%Paddington (Brisbane) 25 14.7%Pelican Waters (Sunshine Coast) 28 13.9%Mount Ommaney (Brisbane) 30 13.7%Sunnybank (Brisbane) 34 13.3%Graceville (Brisbane) 37 13%Hendra (Brisbane) 38 12.7%Shorncliffe (Brisbane) 39 12.4%Coes Creek (Sunshine Coast) 41 12%Cooloola Cove (Sunshine Coast) 42 12%Battery Hill (Sunshine Coast) 43 12%Seven Hills (Brisbane) 44 11.9%Nundah (Brisbane) 45 11.9%Monkland (Gympie) 46 11.6%More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBongaree (Moreton Bay) 47 11.6%Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) 49 11.2%Twin Waters (Sunshine Coast) 50 11.2%Tewantin (Noosa) 52 11.2%Coolum Beach (Sunshine Coast) 53 11.2%Kedron (Brisbane) 54 11.1%Sunrise Beach (Noosa) 55 11%D’Aguilar (Moreton Bay) 57 10.9%Mountain Creek (Sunshine Coast) 58 10.9%Flinders View (Ipswich) 59 10.9%Highland Park (Gold Coast) 60 10.7%Rosewood (Ipswich) 61 10.7%Bulimba (Brisbane) 62 10.6%Auchenflower (Brisbane) 66 10%Rainbow Beach (Gympie) 67 10%Ormeau Hills (Gold Coast) 68 10%(Source: REIQ QMM June 2018)***In Hamilton, Janelle and Dale Woodhall are downsizing and have put their palatial Hamilton mansion at 50 Hillside Crescent on the market. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella 50 Hillside Crescent at Hamilton is on the marketTheir house is listed for sale with Vaughan Keenan of Grace & Keenan at Newstead.Mr Keenan said he was not surprised by Hamilton’s strong performance, noting a marked increase in interstate buyers from Sydney and Melbourne at open homes.“And I have seen a lot of people from Adelaide and Auckland (New Zealand),” he said. “There is also a lot of local interest, with proximity to private schools is a major factor.”last_img read more