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Drink this South African Liqueur, Save Elephants

Disclosure: Amarula sent us an at-home safari “care package” in return for helping to raise awareness of the company’s latest elephant-saving initiative. We think this is a great cause. Like Baileys? Kerrygold Irish cream? Here’s one for you to try: Amarula. The traditional South African cream liqueur, made from the fruit of the wild marula tree—which grows only in subequatorial Africa—is velvety and rich, a little butterscotchy and sweet from the hand-picked, fermented fruit. As the temperature (finally) starts to drop here in New York, Amarula on the rocks is…

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Focus: 5 tips to save money when travelling in Greece

Greece is a beautiful country with breathtaking islands and rich culture. Numerous people traverse land and sea to visit Greece and see the amazing sceneries that the country has to offer. More than 30 million tourists have visited Greece this year alone. Santorini, one of Greece’s exquisite islands, boasts of the highest share of visitors – around 10% of the country’s tourists. Travelling to this amazing European destination isn’t as costly as you’d expect. In fact, you can easily plan a Greece holiday getaway without having to destroy your budget….

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How to save Britain's most at-risk buildings

St Luke’s in Liverpool, an early 19th century Gothic church, was burned out in the Second World War and had been on the Register since its inception in 1999. Restoration works included removing vegetation, repairing walls, stabilising the masonry and bell frame, securing the tower stonework and re-roofing the tower. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children's TV treasures

Puppets used for some of the best-loved children’s TV characters of the 1970s and ’80s are to get urgent repairs to stop them falling apart. The puppets come from the archive of animation studio Cosgrove Hall, which made shows like The Wind in the Willows and Chorlton and the Wheelies. A project has begun to preserve and display the Cosgrove Hall archive. Sixty percent of the latex puppets, including characters from The Wind in the Willows, are “at serious risk”. And 20% are past saving, according to Westley Wood, a…

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Emergency room changes save Queensland hospitals millions

A new method of assessing patients with chest pain for heart attack risk has saved Queensland hospitals millions of dollars. A new “accelerated diagnostic protocol” (ADP), known as ADAPT, was introduced to 16 hospitals from October 2013 to November 2015. A different method for assessing emergency department patients with chest pain has freed up millions of dollars for Queensland hospitals. Photo: Louise Kennerley The Accelerated Chest Pain Risk Evaluation – or ACRE – project tested the results of the study in Queensland hospitals and was funded by Queensland Health. Outcomes were…

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Houston man dies trying to save sister's cat from flooding

A 25-year-old man who was electrocuted in Houston floodwaters died while trying to save his sister’s cat, his mother, JoDell Pasek, told ABC News Friday. On Tuesday, Andrew Pasek had gone to the home of his older sister, Alyssa Pasek, to check on her cat, whom he heard had been left behind, JoDell Pasek said. Andrew Pasek stepped on live electrical wire after driving to the edge of his sister’s subdivision — Bear Creek Village in northwest Houston — in an attempt to walk the five blocks to her house,…

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New meningitis test 'could save lives'

A hospital A&E department in Northern Ireland is to start using a new, rapid test for meningitis that should speed up diagnosis and save lives. Meningitis can kill in hours yet the current way to positively identify the infection takes around two days. UK researchers say the new test that the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children will use gives results in under 60 minutes. This should let doctors treat fast and accurately, rather than “just in case”. Speedy treatment is vital because the infection can quickly overwhelm the body,…

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