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Saturday, March 11th, 2017 10:49 am
State election day here in Western Australia - if there's any other Sandgropers reading this, please remember to vote if you haven't done so already. In the meantime, here's another three things from my mainstream news feeds about "what went right".

Big rams bring towns together for tourism on opposite sides of Australia by Andrew Collins and Leah McLennan (ABC Great Southern, Western Australia)

Built around the presence in each city of a sculpture of a giant ram, Goulburn in New South Wales and Wagin in Western Australia have decided on a sister city arrangement. The hope is that this will potentiate tourism between the two areas, and bring benefits in terms of agricultural exchange.

Researcher examines elusive bats in WA to increase knowledge about behaviour by Sarah Tallier (ABC Mid-West and Wheatbelt, Western Australia)

Murdoch University PhD student Diana Prada is working to increase the amount of knowledge we have about the various species of microbats living here in Western Australia. So far she's been assisted by Bush Heritage, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which have provided access to sites and animals.

Cincinnati Zoo tiger cubs cared for by Australian shepherd dog by AP (uncredited)

The Cincinatti zoo has a new litter of tiger cubs, but unfortunately their mother's maternal instincts didn't kick in. Enter Blakely, the Australian shepherd dog, who provides an "adult" presence for the cubs, stopping them when the rough-housing gets a bit too vigorous and providing someone for them to cuddle up to.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found a story about "what went right" in your mainstream media feed, why not share it in the comments?

(Now I'm off to vote, and hopefully get a democracy sausage out of it as well!)
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 06:57 am (UTC)
Enjoy the sausage and hope all goes well in the election!
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 01:13 am (UTC)
My "what went right" for today was ousting Barnett :D

Hope uni's going well for you both xx
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 02:11 am (UTC)
I run out of spoons a lot these days - my level of cope is very down since losing Kes 10 days ago, but I'm surviving. Supportive hubby is supportive :)

Struggling a little with some of my coursework (notably the group project. I loathe collaboration), but I'm keeping up (even a little ahead) ok. I'm looking forward to mid-semester break/Easter, as I actually get a break this year. All my units are ten-week/half-semester units (meaning a semester's learning is actually crammed into 7 weeks of tuition, one week of assessments, one week of re-submissions if we have any and a week of non-contact), so none carry over to the second half of semester/second term :)

We'll have to co-ordinate timetables and get together at some point, since Beaconsfield is not that far from Curtin in the grand scheme of things :)