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you may hear me speak of "the middle of nowhere".....​

Here it is.

How a determined pub owner transformed Urandangi into a peaceful patch of country Queensland​



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Forgotten town​

It's clear why the hamlet is known as a forgotten town; with no houses and no power, locals live in makeshift shanties under tin roofs.

When Ms Forster arrived in 2008, she said anarchy and grog-fuelled violence were rife.

"It was terrible. There were drunks everywhere, cars racing around," she said.

"It was a feral patch in the middle of nowhere."

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But the chaos couldn't cloud Ms Forster's vision for a peaceful, connected bush community.

"I'm a person who believes that you're sent to where you're meant to be," she said.
"I felt a calling to this place. I think I was sent there to do something, to tidy it up."

"The first 12 months were pretty hard because they were fairly wild and were allowed to do whatever they wanted," she said.

With the nearest police station located two hours away, Ms Forster took it upon herself to crack down on local ruffians.

If they played up, I closed up (the pub)

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The Local swimming pool...


From Anzac Day commemorations to pamper days for the local women, cricket days and sausage cook-offs, it's clear Ms Forster and her pub are the beating heart of the community.
 

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Is that sign a Holden hood?!?

Also, I'm not too sure how many young people, especially Americans, will know what Anzac is, never mind Anzac day.

Our History Channel has Ancient Aliens and Pawn Stars, rather than any history.
 
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In Australia, Emma changed house, jobs and lifestyle at 52 — because she's no longer afraid of making mistakes

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The walk to Emma's new work. Coonawarra, South Australia

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Emma expected to work in the kitchen, given that's where her experience is a home economics teacher. Instead, they made her front-of-house.

Worth the risk​

Emma realises a lot of people are hesitant to make a change for financial reasons.

"The process might take a little while to get your finances to a point that you can [do something different]."

The key, Emma says, is to honestly work out your priorities.

"Sometimes we say things are important, like health is important; but we never go walking, we never go to the doctor," Emma says.

"The hardest point is making that decision to take the leave or try something different."
 
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Clinical trial shows common drug heparin can be used to improve COVID-19 symptoms​


Researchers have determined that a cheap and widely available blood-thinning drug can be used to treat COVID-19 patients by improving their breathing.

Key points:​

  • Researchers say their clinical trial of 98 patients suggests heparin could be used to improve the condition of COVID-19 patients
  • They will now run a larger randomised trial in hospitals around the world
  • Heparin is already used widely to treat heart and lung conditions and blood clots

The research findings, published today in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and co-authored by scientists from the Australian National University and King's College in London, are based on a clinical trial that used heparin to treat 98 patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

The trial found that breathing and oxygen levels improved in 70 per cent of the patients after they inhaled a course of heparin, and their symptoms improved.

"What we found was that this drug also works against COVID-19 by stopping the virus from entering the cells in the lungs,"
study co-author Professor Frank van Haren from the ANU said.(Australan National University)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01...reat-covid-19-patients-successfully/100767852
READ MORE HERE
 
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