Home' Yorke Peninsula Country Times : January 8, 2013 Contents KADINA'S community gar-
den has been steadily grow-
ing over the past year, with
the plot at the Kadina
Growing Group now con-
taining garden beds, art
work and a sensory garden.
District Council of the
Copper Coast director of
community services Greg
O'Connor said students
from Kadina Memorial High
School's modified SACE
class and the FLO program
had worked hard to get the
garden to its current stage.
"The kids have construct-
ed most of the things here
including the wooden fence
around the sensory garden,"
"The sound section of the
sensory garden is complete
with drums and pans for
people to hit; they are now
working on the smell and
touch senses, they are going
to plant different smelling
and textured plants for visi-
"They've done a wonder-
ful job, now we are looking
for community members to
come and get involved in
their own patch and maybe
mentor the students as well.
"Hopefully, the communi-
ty members can teach the
students about different
sorts of plants and how to
prepare them for eating.
"We are also asking for
volunteers in the Kadina
area to come along and help
water the plants during
Mr O'Connor said work
will start on the Wallaroo
community garden in
"The garden will be locat-
ed behind Bedford on coun-
cil land and will be able to be
used by Bedford clients and
community members," Mr
"The Wallaroo garden will
follow a different model to
the Kadina garden --- it will
be more about getting the
community to take charge."
For more information
about becoming more
involved in the community
gardens, contact Mr
O'Connor on 8828 1200.
GARDEN GROWTH... Kadina Memorial High School teacher
Karen George, District Council of the Copper Coast director of
community services Greg O'Connor and Kadina Growing
Group nursery coordinator Lorena Retallick inspect the
progress of the Kadina community garden.
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Studies have consistently reported women
require reading glasses or bifocal lenses earlier
than men. However, according to a recent
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
paper, the gender difference is caused by factors
other than focusing ability, including arm length.
The new evidence was found by a team of
researchers who performed a meta-analysis using
nine cross-sectional studies to compare the
prevalence and magnitude of presbyopia among
men and women. The researchers further
subdivided the analysis to determine what
differences in presbyopia might exist between
men and women.
While the results of a subgroup of studies
showed no significant gender-related difference
in the eye's ability to focus clearly on objects at
near distances, the overall analysis provided
evidence this discrepancy is likely due to
differences in preferred reading distances or arm
length as women tend to hold reading materials
closer than do men.
The researchers said the findings could impact
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the need for presbyopia correction programs for
women -- a group that often has greater unmet
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Eye test for stroke
Ophthalmologists may one day be able to
perform a simple eye test, as part of routine
examinations, to identify patients who are at high
risk for stroke.
University of Zurich researchers have
discovered the test, called ocular pulse amplitude
(OPA), can reliably detect carotid artery stenosis
(CAS), a condition that clogs or blocks the arteries
that feed the front part of the brain, a known risk
factor for stroke.
The researchers used a dynamic contour
tonometer to check the OPA of 67 patients who
were assumed to have CAS. They calculated the
OPA score by finding the difference between the
two pressure levels inside the eye during the two
phases of the heartbeat --- the systolic and
diastolic. When CAS blocks blood flow to the eye,
there is not much difference between the two
pressure levels, so the OPA score is low.
The study confirmed patients with the lowest
OPA scores also had the most seriously blocked
arteries. The researchers used ultrasound exams
to corroborate each study participant had CAS
and to detail the severity of his or her blockage.
The study was published in the June issue of
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CERES Project Information Days
The CERES Project is holding a series of information days to help keep everyone informed about the project, the development application
and answer any questions you may have.
Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of misinformation circulating and we are keen to let you know firsthand exactly what is happening.
• Sunday, 13th January, 1pm - 4pm, Curramulka Community Club, Main Street, Curramulka
• Wednesday, 16th January, 5pm - 8pm, Port Vincent Bowling Club, Talbot Road, Port Vincent
• Saturday, 19th January, 1pm - 4pm, Port Julia Community Hall, next to the oval, Port Julia
This is a great opportunity to access information about the project, benefit from the real information and facts and register your
interest in future business and employment opportunities.
For more information please visit our website www.theceresproject.com.au
Applications open for SafeWork SA grants
ACTING Minister for Industrial
Relations Chloe Fox is encourag-
ing South Australian organisations
committed to improving work
health and safety outcomes to
apply for the 2013 SafeWork SA
Innovative Practice Grants.
The grants, which help deliver
projects aimed at preventing
workplace injury, illness and
death, support target 21 of South
Australia's Strategic Plan --- a 50
per cent reduction in workplace
injury from 2012 to 2022.
"We will be awarding up to
$130,000 for projects commencing
in 2013 that contribute to overall
workplace safety," Ms Fox said.
"The projects must be innova-
tive, well-researched and have
broad relevance across the organi-
sation or industry."
Last year's grants were awarded
to Business SA and the Housing
Business SA received $45,290 to
determine and implement safe
working procedures in the South
Australian oyster growing indus-
try.The project involved a sample
audit of growers, risk assessment
training and a follow-up audit to
assess improvement in safety sys-
tems and practices.
The Housing Industry
Association was awarded $35,500
in funding for a risk management
project to reduce falls in housing
The project involved training
and awareness courses for sole
traders and small business owners
involved in working at heights, an
identified risk factor.
For more information, visit the
SafeWork SA website at www.
Kadina community garden in bloom
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