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Monday, 25 September 2017 18:32

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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:42

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Christmas Lunch Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:16

Many thanks to everyone i nvolved in the organisation of our Christmas lunch at Oaks Elan last December – it was a great success, as usual, and the new venue proved a popular choice. Gayle Carroll’s traditional quiz sorely tested our knowledge; her questions seem to get more fiendish every year. Congratulations to the lucky winners in the raffle: Veronica Beaton, Fiona Douglas, Audrey Grace, Fritz Risler and Merv Williams. The Door Prize went to Inger Anderss on, and Pat Goyen won the gift donated by Country Classics.

 
Don’t get caught out Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:14

At the end of last year, Australia Post announced that certain charges were being ‘adjusted’. For most users, the most significant change was the increase in the price of sending a letter overseas – the second price hike in two years. It now costs $2.95 to send a standard letter to most overseas destinations. By way of comparison, while it costs us AU$2.95 to send a letter to the US, the price of sending a letter from the US to Australia is US$1.15 – that’s the equivalent of AU$1.53.

 
Midday napping vindicated Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:14

Research undertaken by Dr Manolis Kallistratos at the Asklepieion Voula Hospital in Athens on middle - aged patients with hypertension has confirmed what most of us had long suspected: a regular midday snooze helps to lower blood pressure and ward off heart attacks and strokes.

After adjustments were made for other health factors that might have influenced the results, the study found that, in comparison with people who did not nap, afternoon nappers had a four per cent lower b lood pressure reading when they were awake and a six percent lower reading when they slept at night, reductions which could significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular events.

 
Did you notice it? Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:12

A ‘leap second’ was added to the last minute of 2016 to take account of the fact that the Earth is spinning slightly slower with each passing year, and in order to keep our clocks as accurate as possible, an extra second needs to be added occasionally to ensure that. Prior to the December 2016 adjust ment the latest leap seconds were added in June 2012 and June 2015.

 
Teas at Burnett House Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:11

The ever popular National Trust Sunday Teas at Burnett resume on 5 February.

 
Currently at CDU, and until 25 February Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:10

An exhibition entitled Our Feathered Friends – The Art of Birds celebrating the diversity of birdlife in the Top End and Central Australia through the eyes of both indigenous and non - indigenous artists.

As well as reflecting the Territory’s abundant and diverse birdlife, the exhibition illustrates the relationship between people and birds in our region At CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 12, Casuarina Campus; open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

 
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