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poor students living in public housing will be locked out of the prestigious melbourne girls college, according to a peak tenants group.in a move described as "education apartheid", large parts of north richmond, including public housing estates, will not be included in the school's zone from 2020....



new richmond high school tipped to have huge effect on local community




in the early 1990s, schools were closing faster than you could say “school zone”. now they’re opening faster than you can check what school zone you’re in. cue the new schools on the inner-city block: richmond high school, opening in 2018, and prahran high, opening in 2019.it’s been a lon...



the trouble with 'prestigious' schools and the students that miss out




in the past decade, the left-leaning families in inner-city richmond have agitated, rightly, for a new high school. some of us remember the dramatic scenes 25 years ago when protesters held out against the kennett government's decision to close the former richmond secondary college.more recently, an...



despair is not an option when it comes to climate change




we've heard a lot about warming oceans in the past couple of decades, and it's always sounded so distant and technical. even to me a 2-degree jump in sea temperature sounded harmless. but that was before i saw what it meant. that's when it got personal, when it literally hit me where i live. dur...



maneka for 'early curfew' in girls' hostels




women and child development minister maneka gandhi has kicked up a row after justifying rules for “an early curfew” at girls’ hostels, saying it could protect them from their “hormonal outbursts”.“as a parent who’s sending a daughter to a college, or a son, i would expect her and him t...



one dead in horror peak-hour crash on princes freeway




peak-hour traffic chaos has hit melbourne after a fatal crash on the princes freeway, and second collision on the west gate bridge.vicroads is advising commuters to consider leaving their car at work and taking public transport, with traffic gridlock across the city.melbourne weather: beauty and ra...



malcolm turnbull blames state governments for gas crisis, promises national lead




prime minister malcolm turnbull has lashed the states and territories for what he has called a looming energy crisis, saying they had "locked up" resources and favoured lucrative overseas exports, leaving families facing shortages.mr turnbull has summoned energy industry bosses to canberra on wedne...



the girls with radioactive bones




how the “radium girls” revealed the danger of radiation, and fought for safety standards



saudi arabia creates a girls council to empower women




cairo: at first glance, it seemed as if saudi arabia was poised for a bit of change. with great fanfare, the governor of qassim province announced the creation of a girls council - the first of its kind in the kingdom - intended to offer more opportunities for women and give them a voice.it was an e...



saving brain cells from stroke




researchers from the university of iowa carver college of medicine and the university of miami miller school of medicine have shown that a neuroprotective compound tested in rats provides two-pronged protection for brain cells during stroke and improves physical and cognitive outcomes in the treated...



the people who help you die better




enlarge/ the calicut medical college hospital. calicut medical college hospitalshare this storya network of compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is helping more people in kerala, india, to end their days at peace and at home. for mosaic, jeremy laurance meets the man l...



meet the teenager who might make political history in georgia




after watching donald trump win the election from her school’s dining hall, mary-pat hector decided she couldn’t wait for change to happen. instead, she had to make change happen herself. hector, a sophomore at spelman college, is running for city council in stonecrest, georgia. if she wins on m...



how the university of connecticut doubled the number of women majoring in engine




photo: christopher larosa/university of connecticutleading by example: the university of connecticut connects girls over a range of ages with female engineering undergraduates.the lack of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) programs continues to be a concern of organi...



women's football is an analogue, vinyl, authentic version of today's game




on saturday and sunday, 600 of victoria's best female football players – under 13, under 15, under 18 and seniors – took to fields around melbourne for the first round of victoria's top women's football competition.the competition is football federation victoria's women's npl, and the football i...



melbourne cup to stay on first tuesday in november: state government, vrc




the state government and victorian racing club insist that the melbourne cup will continue to be held on the first tuesday in november.racing minister martin pakula spoke out against reports of a change of dates for the spring carnival, via his social media account, saying he had spoken to officia...



melbourne schoolgirl suffers burns to her leg after phone explodes in lap




a melbourne schoolgirl has second degree burns to her thigh after the battery inside her samsung galaxy s4 phone exploded while she was on her way to school on friday morning.croydon woman courtney handley said she had just dropped her nephew off at mooroolbark college, and was driving her niece, 15...



dressing grand prix 'grid girls' in longer shorts doesn't fix the sexism




 the grand prix returns to melbourne this weekend, bringing car fumes, noise pollution and the celebration of a sexist bygone era that is grid girl culture. this year though, the latter of these things comes with a twist: 2017's grand prix grid girls will now be dressed in 'classier' costumes, pres...



melbourne cup to stay on first tuesday in november: state government, vrc




the state government and victorian racing club insist that the melbourne cup will continue to be held on the first tuesday in november.racing minister martin pakula spoke out against reports of a change of dates for the spring carnival, via his social media account, saying he had spoken to officia...



john mayer would be 'the bachelor' if ellen degeneres had her way




john mayer does not want to be the bachelor, but ellen degeneres sure wants him to be. the musician joined ellen on friday (feb. 24) to discuss his new ep, the search for everything - wave two, but almost all the two could talk about was the abc reality dating competition. "i don't think that i wo...



conversations with college students on a politically divided campus




at central michigan university, a group of college students from across the political spectrum meets every week to talk through their differences.



saudi arabia creates a girls' council to empower women




cairo: at first glance, it seemed as if saudi arabia was poised for a bit of change. with great fanfare, the governor of qassim province announced the creation of a girls' council - the first of its kind in the kingdom - intended to offer more opportunities for women and give them a voice.it was an ...



the twilight zone can make you a better person. really




every episode has lessons that are still very relevant. the post the twilight zone can make you a better person. really appeared first on wired.



melbourne express: thursday, march 16, 2017




good morning and welcome to the melbourne express blog. it's going to be a busy blog this morning - i have a new brainteaser ready to go for 7am and a new mystery melbourne pic straight up. regular readers of the blog will also know that i tend to write a lot about so-called myki dead zones, place...



ikea foundation commits euros 2.9 mn for girl child education in india




ikea foundation, the philanthropic arm of swedish home furnishing major ikea, has committed euros 2.9 million for girl child education and empowerment in india through lila poonawalla foundation."the ikea foundation's commitment of euros 2.9 million will enable the girls to not only pursue and compl...



tn: how a woman panchayat president changed lives of a sylvan beauty




nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern tamil nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council, or panchayat, of sittilinghi struggled to bring to state attention the infirmities obscured by its natural beauty.there were few roads between the 40 villages governed by the panchayat. there was no...