Pets fetch patients happy memories

Pets fetch patients happy memories

IT’S hard to know exactly what neurons started firing along once well-traversed pathways in the brains of Mercy Place residents, as celebrity vet Dr Katrina Warren led her puppy pack inside. But the impact was clear to those in the room. The sound of the 10 dogs arriving at the East Melbourne home — French bulldogs, cavoodles and pomeranians straining in anticipation of the awaiting attention — roused patients with dementia from their seats. They opened their eyes. They smiled. They extended their hands. The visit was part of Alzheimer’s…

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Helen Mirren horror movie, Winchester, to film in Australia

Helen Mirren horror movie, Winchester, to film in Australia

Oscar-winning actor Helen Mirren looks set to film in Australia for the first time in almost 50 years in a surprising role that is sure to raise hairs on the back of audiences’ necks. While her 1968 Australian movie Age of Consent certainly raised eyebrows due to her racy nude scenes, this latest movie role surprises because it will be her first dabble in a horror genre. Previous slideNext slide Entertainment news highlights Q&A: Actress performs sonnet in Noongar Trailer: Death by Design Black Eyed Peas video remake Trailer: The Bachelorette Australia Shortlist: the best new…

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Jury dismissed in Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel environmental case

Jury dismissed in Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel environmental case

Posted September 06, 2016 07:45:22 A judge has dismissed the jury in an environmental case against Clive Palmer’s North Queensland nickel refinery. Queensland Nickel has been charged with two counts of wilfully breaching its environmental authority when a wastewater dam overflowed in April 2014 during heavy rain. The tailings dam allegedly contained high levels of cobalt and ammonia. The Environment Department alleges the company ignored repeated requests to increase the capacity of the dam to cope with wet season rain. The company, which is currently in liquidation, is not contesting…

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How Europe stopped American dominance

How Europe stopped American dominance

After all, the US was undefeated since 1959, beating Great Britain, Great Britain and Ireland — and eventually Europe, when the event was revamped in 1979. Nonetheless, the golf world was about to shift on its axis — and that new balance of power remains in place 33 years later. When Europe’s players walk out at Hazeltine on September 30, they’ll be aiming for a fourth straight victory. Revolution “We were just not getting it right — we were approaching it totally wrong,” Tony Jacklin, Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup…

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Amy Schumer's Stockholm heckler blames alcohol for outburst

Amy Schumer's Stockholm heckler blames alcohol for outburst

Updated September 05, 2016 11:59:46 External Link: Amy Schumer calls out heckler during show in Sweden Related Story: ‘Show us your tits?’ How about show women some respect? A heckler who was thrown out of Amy Schumer’s stand-up comedy show in Sweden after yelling “show us your tits” has apologised for the comment, saying he did not mean to “sound so sexist”. The heckler, who wished to remain anonymous, told Swedish radio station PP3 that alcohol was to blame for the outburst. “It was a hectic day at the job….

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