Dubbo Photo News 30.09.2021

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September 30-October 6, 2021 Dubbo Photo News

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3 NEW As Long As It’s Not Us

LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES

4 NEW White Heat (pictured) NATALIE HENRY

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5 Dangerous: The Double Album

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1 Star-Crossed

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7 Gone Fishin’

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6 Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

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4 The Speed Of Now Part 1

MORGAN WALLEN KACEY MUSGRAVES SLIM DUSTY

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Stay safe on buses AS Dubbo’s lockdown continues, public transport users are reminded that mask wearing remains mandatory while travelling. Dubbo Buslines remains operational for passengers on regular town routes and school bus services once Term 4 begins. “However, we do encourage all our customers to follow the NSW Public Health Orders. Customers should stay at home and avoid non-essential travel where possible,” a company spokesperson said. All persons over the age of 12 must wear a mask while using public transport across NSW until further notice. To stay Covid-Safe on public transport, remember to ”wear a mask, practice good hygiene and stay home if unwell”. The Buslines Group also advises passengers who need to use public transport to “observe the recommended social distancing protocols and leave a 1.5 metre buffer zone between themselves and drivers where possible”. In the interest of ongoing health and safety, passengers are also urged to tender the correct fare when boarding public buses.

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Train your brain to lower strain? Sleep on it HELEN Dugdale is well known among Dubbo residents for her “brain coaching” techniques that have helped many locals give up smoking or stop procrastinating or a myriad other benefits therapy has been able to achieve. Now she’s declared war on the lack of zzzz’s and is looking for people who suffer insomnia and sleep-related issues so she can interview them for her upcoming book. She spoke to Dubbo Photo News about why sleep, or the lack of it, can be such a debilitating issue for so many Australians. ••• How big a problem is insomnia amongst Australians? Statistics say about 40 per cent of the population has sleeping problems. Who does it affect? All ages – kids through to the elderly – all types, blue collar, white collar, retired, usually impacted by lifestyle (diet, worry, environment, emotional) rather than genetic. What can be done to assist people who suffer from insomnia? Fix your environment – medical, diet, exercise, then you can use music, white noise, mindfulness and so on, if it is still a problem then you will need brain coaching to really get to the cause of the problem. How debilitating is it to not be

Brian coaching expert Helen Dugdale says all aspects of life benefit from good sleeping habits, and is writing a book about how to achieve a good night’s sleep. For anyone wanting to contribute their story to the book you can click on the line: www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HS9Y5N or email helen@ australianbraincoaching.com.au PHOTO: SUPPLIED able to get enough restful sleep?

It could be dangerous (driving, WH&S, risky choices like drinking and driving, taking drugs); re-

lationships can suffer if someone is grumpy all the time; it can lead to increased anxiety and depression, reduced productivity. Some

scientists are saying it may even lead to Alzheimer’s in later life. It affects your immune system if you can’t sleep very well – diabetes, heart problems, plus the dangers of over-medicating. Have you been able to assist people through your brain coaching? Very much so, I have some wonderful case histories! People are so happy to be able to sleep seven to eight hours for the first time in their adult life, without medication Tell us about the book you’re looking to write; All of the above are in my book, plus the science of sleep, why we need to sleep, and suggestions on developing good habits. It covers shift work problems. My book will also have the results of the sleep survey, where I get real people’s stories about what they have tried and what has worked or not, to get a good sleep. Why have you felt the need to write a book on this issue? I felt the need when I realised I was having so much success with my clients who couldn’t sleep, even though there are 160 million articles on Google about it, and heaps of remedies and therapies being spruiked, but people are still suffering from insomnia. I thought “I need to let people know about my method and how relatively inexpensive and quick it is to get results”. People can remain anonymous.

Who is that masked... litterer? LIBBY McIntyre is well-known for her local environmental work around the Macquarie River and she’s identified a brand new problem: carelessly discarded facemasks. During a simple one-hour stroll around the riverbank, Libby saw a number of thrown-away masks littering the walking tracks. “Pretty disappointing that this is what people are doing. I am sure some are accidentally dropped but not all,” she told Dubbo Photo News. “Most people I talk to say it is appalling and very disappointing that people are discarding masks

everywhere.” From a RiverCare Group point of view she says most hard rubbish such as masks, take away food wrappers and drink containers, straws, bottle tops, cigarette butts, plastic bags and resulting microplastics all end up in the lowest part of the land, that is, in the rivers, wetlands and dams. “Aquatic animals such as turtles, platypus, water rats and fish will mistake these rubbish items as food. They ingest (the discarded items) and some may starve Libby McIntyre said the message from Dubbo RiverCare Group is simple: or die or be strangled or injured “Please take your rubbish with you! Put it in a bin and you will be looking afby different types of rubbish,” ter our environment.” PHOTO: SUPPLIED she said.

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