Thumbs up for Kev
I would like to say how much I enjoy reading Kevin Page's article in the Saturday Chronicle each week.
His is the first page I turn to as he invariably makes me laugh every Saturday morning.
To read that he has at last been able to secure a job was great and I would like to congratulate him on his perseverance and wish him well for the future.
Re Liz Wylie's article in today's Chronicle about collection of seeds from our native sand binder dune plants pingao and spinifex. (February 5)
I have to add that the seeds were collected back in December and January, by a team of Castlecliff Coast Care helpers - some of whom came along this week to remove the seeds from the pingao seed heads, ready for dispatch to Coastlands plant nursery.
So very much a team effort.
Progress Castlecliff Coast Care co-ordinator
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Pandemic predicted to rise
Scientists predict a rise in the cases of coronavirus-19 in several American states as officials in those states lift the mandated wearing of masks.
Already the data shows cases are rising and further increases are expected as restrictions are removed on social gatherings. President Biden has been quoted as saying the reasoning utilised by those states' officials as being akin to that of Neanderthals. Some in the US are calling his comment an affront.
A part of homo sapiens ancestry reaches back to the time when Neanderthals lived in Europe, they are a part of our history. We carry a percentage of the Neanderthal genome in our DNA.
Geneticists' analysis has revealed that Neanderthal genes are linked to brain development in humans.
Is the president's wording an affront or a compliment, an atrocious idea or one generated by a developed brain. A single word spoken, using the same language, yet both groups ascribing an erroneous postulation.
With pressure applied by all forms of the media to obtain a sound bite, it is little wonder our leaders are frequently seen wanting when trying to get a clear message out to the community.