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explainer: what western civilisation owes to islamic cultures
Sculpture of ninth-century Persian scholar Al-Khwarizmi in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Latin discovery of Al-Khwarizmi’s work introduced the numerals 0-9, one of many ways in which Islamic cultures have contributed to Western civilisation. LBM1948/Wikimedia Commons Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades. Even more fundamental are the Indo-Arabic numerals (0-9),...
it’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the worst ever – 5 charts on the 2019 season so far
The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths. From shutterstock.com From early this year it’s been apparent the 2019 Australian influenza “season” was going to be different. Normally, the flu season coincides with the winter months of July and August, sometimes stretching to September and October. But this year,...
holistic ways to get a better night’s sleep
You’ve probably already figured it out, but let us say it once again – having trouble sleeping can have numerous negative effects on your health, which is why you should take the quality of your sleep seriously. Here are four holistic ways to get a better night’s sleep, so check them out and accomplish your goal like a true...
why use self leveling concrete?
The floor in your warehouse is damaged and needs to be fixed. It’s a concrete floor and there are cracks in it due to wear and tear. Also, there are spots where the level of the concrete is not even and needs to be adjusted to bring it in alignment with the rest of the floor. Or maybe the...
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why use self leveling concrete?
The floor in your warehouse is damaged and needs to be fixed. It’s a concrete floor and there are cracks in it due to wear and tear. Also, there are spots where the level of the concrete is not even and needs to be adjusted to bring it in alignment with the rest of the floor. Or maybe the...
simple ways for turning your house into a relaxing sanctuary
The very thought of your home should fill you with a sense of tranquillity and serenity. However, if you don’t really feel at peace in your home, you should consider reinventing its design. You’d be surprised how a few simple changes can help you turn it into a truly soothing, inspiring and peaceful oasis.  Keep your sanctuary clean and organised A...
listen to older voices : laurie arthur – part 2
  Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable...

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four corners’ forced labour exposé shows why you might be wearing slave-made clothes
Target, Cotton On, Jeanswest, Dangerfield, IKEA and H&M are among the brands in Australia sourcing cotton from Xinjiang. www.shutterstock.com With China’s western-most province of Xinjiang being turned into a mass internment camp, last Monday night’s ABC Four Corners program reported on the Chinese Communist Party’s alleged plans to put up to a million detained Uyghurs to work. The exposé highlights...

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listen to older voices : laurie arthur – part 2
  Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable...

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 “You can boo me and you can make fun of me, but you all paid your money to see me because you love me” - "We should remember Johnny O’Keefe as a man whose desire to sing rock and roll was only part of a story" -   Cream of The Crate Collection – This review originally appeared in the Toorak...

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