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Here we are at the beginning of what I call the year proper.
Here’s a little bit of local news
with some links you might be interested in

The regular ABC breakfast and morning radio announcers have returned so all is well with the world as far as I’m concerned 🙂

http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/programs/melbourne_breakfast/
http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/programs/melbourne_mornings/

Schools opened their doors after the long summer holidays,  Oodles of little 5yrs old are beginning their 13 year educational journey and there are reminders for drivers to remember this and slow down in school zones.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/drivers-warned-to-slow-down-as-victorian-children-go-back-to-school/story-fni0fit3-1227198766359?nk=d7d8d8ba603e5c59fcd852d392df4a0b

The Australian Open has been and gone – Serena won another title, Djokivic won another title, Murray seemed to choke again (bad court behaviour and blaming his opponent for his loss!!)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/serena-williams-wins-australian-open/6060018

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/tennis/a/26170382/murray-under-microscope-after-melbourne-park-meltdown/

Following on from the good effort put in by ‘home boy’ Nick Kyrgios (who reached the quarter finals) Tennis ACT are appealing (online) for more funds to do more upgrades to the recently revamped Canberra Tennis Centre.  There is a lovely photo on the link of youngsters using the same courts as Nick did when he was a junior.

“It’s really about providing the best tournament experience to both the athletes and the spectators,” Tennis ACT CEO Ross Triffitt said.  “We’ve been able to secure some great international events through our contracts with Tennis Australia…… the upgrades are about ensuring that people have the best possible experience, that we keep them coming back and that we can secure these events on an ongoing basis beyond the three years.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/appeal-international-tennis-in-canberra-home-nick-kyrgios/6059642

Here in Melbourne a new round of Alzheimer’s drug testing has begun – this time using patients who have been diagnosed as being in the early stages of the disease.  Seeing what it did to my aunt I welcome any advance in dealing with this awful life taker.

http://www.seniorau.com.au/index.php/more-seniorau-news/5259-victorians-to-access-alzheimers-test-drug

Still with ‘seniors’ there was another news report this week suggesting older drivers give up their ‘wheels’ and use public transport – or as they say ‘consider another form of transport’.

Older people should be encouraged to use public transport and other methods of getting around before they have to give up their driver’s licence, research from the Monash University Accident Research Centre has found.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/older-drivers-should-consider-retiring-to-public-transport/6059652

And someone who maybe at 37 yrs could be called a senior in the road racing sport he loves, Cadel Evans after 20 years of international riding is retiring.  He took part in his last race yesterday – The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.  Lots of other seniors rode on Saturday in what was called People’s Ride – it was a sold out event and details are being taken for 2016 registration already!

http://cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/cadel-evans-to-compete-in-final-race-on-sunday/6059486
http://cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au/peoples-ride/

What’s going on in your part of the world this week?

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