K Road Cliffs in Wyndham

From the K Road Cliffs you can see the beginnings of the estuary of the Werribee River below. Here the river has cut down into the Werribee delta over the eons exposing the cliffs, creating a flood plain through which the river flows on its way to Port Phillip Bay six kilometres away at Werribee South. The cliffs are right on the western edge of superb irrigated farmland. Some good walks exist on the river with wildlife and great views in proximity to working farms and irrigation channels. Just over…

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Pop Up Park

Kick back this summer at Werribee City Centre’s free Pop up Park! From 19 January to 25 February 2018, Station Place will be transformed into a buzzing summer destination, with live music, an outdoor cinema, food trucks and more. As well as providing a green and relaxed space to enjoy over summer, the Pop Up Park will feature a free program of live music, movies and family entertainment. Enjoy the deckchairs, umbrellas and lawn games each day from: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 10pm Saturday 9am…

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Changes To Make Wyndham Greener

Wyndham residents will soon receive an extra hard waste collection every year after changes to Wyndham City’s Waste and Litter Strategy were adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018. An extensive review of Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy 2016-2040, which was adopted in May 2016, found that extra hard waste collections would mean more people could access waste services. Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability portfolio holder, Cr Heather Marcus, said households would also receive one tip token per year, which reduces costs across the board for…

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Wyndham Celebrates Midsumma

Wyndham is going all out this year to celebrate Midsumma Festival, with events for the whole family to enjoy. Midsumma Festival, an annual celebration of queer, intersex, transsexual, transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay culture, will be held throughout January and February. Wyndham City will be hosting three events as part of the Melbourne-wide festival. Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, said the events would show how inclusive the Wyndham community is. “Wyndham will play host to three events that will act as a testament to our commitment to diversity,” Cr…

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A cryptocurrency created as a parody is now worth more than $1 billion

Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a parody after a popular internet meme, now has a market cap of more than $1.1 billion The rise of Dogecoin and other bitcoin descendants is due to the fact that they’re perceived as being “cheap” compared to bitcoin or ether, according to Dave Chapman from Octagon Strategy. One of the Dogecoin founders told a cryptocurrency news site that the token’s rise makes him worry about market excess. A cryptocurrency that was created as a parody and named after an internet meme now has a…

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HOW OLD IS ACUPUNCTURE? CHALLENGING THE NEOLITHIC ORIGINS THEORY

Although westerners often think of this traditional Chinese treatment modality as a “new” form of alternative medicine, acupuncture is so ancient in China that its origins are unclear. According to Huangfu Mi (c. 215-282 AD), author of The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, needling therapy was first used during China’s Bronze Age, over five thousand years ago. He attributes its invention to either Fu Xi or Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor), two legendary figures of the Five Emperors Period (c. 3000-2070 BC). Modern scholars generally believe that acupuncture is…

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What are birthmarks?

A birthmark is a colored spot on or just under the skin. Most birthmarks show up when a baby is born. Some are noticed shortly after the baby is born. Some birthmarks fade away as the child grows up, but some stay and get bigger, thicker, and darker. Nearly all birthmarks are harmless and painless. They can be almost any size, shape, or color. Birthmarks have two primary causes: blood vessels that bunch together or do not grow normally and extra pigment-producing cells, or melanocytes, in the skin. Doctors don’t…

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How many cells are in your body?

There is no real consensus on the number of cells in the human body. Estimates put the number between ten trillion and one hundred trillion. A trillion is a million million—it’s a word that crops up when we talk about the size of our national debt! The number of cells depends on the size of the person: bigger person, more cells. Also, the number of cells in our body keeps changing as old cells die and new ones form. Cells are so small that most can only be seen through…

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Innovation has Older Australians Sharing in Better Caring

An Australian-first online marketplace linking independent care and support workers with clients highlights the promise of innovation to improve the lives of our ageing population. 17 July 2017 An Australian-first online marketplace linking independent care and support workers with clients highlights the promise of innovation to improve the lives of our ageing population. Officially opening the new and expanded headquarters of Better Caring today, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said the start-up company reflected the Turnbull Government’s vision of individual choice and control in a consumer driven market. “Better Caring’s…

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3 most common mistakes new college grads make with their money

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Racking up credit card debt Having credit card debt is never a good thing, but falling into the rabbit hole just as you begin your professional life can have lasting consequences. “Of course, that can hurt you down the road,” she said. “It can hurt your credit score because you may want to buy a house or buy another car, or something like that, and that can hurt … if you’re not good about making those payments.” Young people often find themselves in credit card debt when they’re trying to…

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