904,000 people will live in Canberra by 2061 says academic

November 27, 2013

David Ellery

Reporter for The Canberra Times.

The foreshores of Lake Ginninderra will need to be redeveloped for Canberra to hold over 900,000 people.

The foreshores of Lake Ginninderra will need to be redeveloped for Canberra to hold over 900,000 people. Photo: Elesa Lee

Fitting 904,000 people into the Australian Capital Territory by 2061 is not a scary prospect as long as it done properly, University of Canberra academic Andrew Mackenzie says.

Mr Mackenzie, a specialist in landscape planning and urban social studies, said the key would be to increase the density of existing urban development to ensure people were close to services and public transport worked efficiently.

This would, of necessity, involve opening up current green belt space, such as the foreshores of Lake Ginninderra at Belconnen, for residential development.

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According to Australian Bureau of Statistics population projections released on Tuesday, Australia’s population will likely double to 46 million people by 2058.

Under the ABS’ highest-growth model, Canberra’s population would almost triple from 375,000 to 904,100 by 2061.

Mr Mackenzie said population growth was inevitable and it was essential government and the development community work together to manage it in the most effective way.

”There are two potential trajectories,” he said. ”By far the worst would be to jump the Murrumbidgee and to continue the push into the south-west with greenfields developments. This would be a very bad outcome; it would perpetuate existing problems with [access to] infrastructure and transport.”

The good trajectory is one that is based on concentrating more people close to services and creating infill around existing urban hubs, such as the Belconnen town centre, to create the critical population mass needed to make public transport work.

Existing underdeveloped open space, which has cows grazing within a few hundred metres of the centre of Belconnen, is not viable in the longer term. Mr Mackenzie said there needed to be an increase in the development of space in and around the centres of the satellite communities.

Residual landscapes can be used to create targeted accommodation options, such as the retirement complex on the corner of Ginninderra and Haydon drives, or as a ”community backyard”.

He said the desire for ”endless acres of unoccupied landscape” was a 20th-century idea. If these areas were not utilised more effectively then the only alternative would be to push further and further out.

That said, any push into underdeveloped areas along the foreshore of Lake Ginninderra and other sensitive landscapes has to be thought through and would involve extensive community consultation.

”Whatever we do has to be from a ‘whole of city’ perspective. We have to introduce good design; a good connection with the landscape.”

Ross Taylor, a building expert with 30 years’ experience in the ACT, has previously said that 100 years from now the quarter-acre block model of urban living would be as dead as the dodo. ”Life in the suburbs was originally the aspiration of all middle-class Canberrans,” he said.

”You had the block, you built the house and you spent your weekends and holidays cleaning gutters, mowing lawns and painting. That has already changed.”

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FC Porto perde chance de ouro

FC Porto perde chance de ouro

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Mais uma noite de desilusão na cidade Invicta. Depois do empate com o Nacional, para a Liga ZON Sagres, o FC Porto não foi além de uma igualdade (1 a 1) com o Áustria de Viena e perdeu a possibilidade de subir ao segundo lugar do Grupo G. Ainda assim, os Dragões asseguraram, pelo menos, a presença na UEFA Europa League.

A primeira boa notícia para o FC Porto surgiu a meio da tarde. O Zenit não conseguiu melhor do que um empate, em casa, com o já classificado Atlético de Madrid e o resultado abria a chance de a equipa portuguesa passar os russos na classificação. No entanto, não passou de uma possibilidade mesmo e de um recorde que nenhum adepto portista queria.

Pela primeira vez desde que existe UEFA Champions League, os Dragões fecharam a fase de grupos sem qualquer triunfo em casa: foram duas derrotas e o empate desta quarta-feira com o Áustria de Viena, que marcou o seu primeiro golo na mais importante prova de clubes da UEFA.

E foi logo aos 11 minutos que Kienast gelou o Estádio do Dragão, com um remate de fora da área que bateu Helton, a cumprir o 50º jogo da carreira na UEFA Champions League. A reação do FC Porto não demorou, mas o guarda-redes Linder foi adiando o empate, negando os golos a Jackson Martínez e Defour.

O primeiro, e único, momento de festa portista surgiu logo no arranque do segundo tempo, quando Jackson Martínez assinou o golo do empate, com um golpe de cabeça, após assistência de Mangala. Havia muito tempo pela frente, mas a falta de eficácia, e também de alguma sorte, impediu a reviravolta da equipa portuguesa.

Agora, à entrada para a última jornada, o FC Porto continua a um ponto do Zenit, sendo que, para seguir para os oitavos de final da Champions, precisa de ganhar em casa do Atlético de Madrid e esperar que os russos deslizem na visita a Viena.

Grupo E: Chelsea perde mas festeja
O Chelsea de José Mourinho não vai guardar boas memórias do FC Basel esta época. Depois de ter perdido em Stamford Bridge, novo desaire frente aos suíços, desta vez por 1 a 0. Mohamed Salah marcou a três minutos do fim, mas os ingleses estão na fase seguinte da Champions, já que, no outro jogo, Steaua de Bucareste e Schalke 04 empataram a zero.

Grupo F: Dormund reentra na corrida
O Arsenal cumpriu a “obrigação” de vencer o Olympique de Marselha, com dois golos de Jack Wilshere (o primeiro, aos 27 segundos foi o mais rápido em quase dois anos de Champions), mas apesar de somar 12 pontos em 15 possíveis ainda não está garantido na próxima fase. Tudo porque o vice-campeão europeu em título, o Borussia Dortmund, recebeu e bateu o Napoli, por  3 a 1.

Assim, ingleses, alemães e italianos lutam pelas duas vagas em aberto na derradeira ronda, sendo que o Napoli recebe o Arsenal e o Dortmund visita o terreno do Marselha, que ainda procura os primeiro pontos na prova em 2013/14.

Grupo H: Barca de Tata também perde
Chegou ao fim a campanha de sonho do Barcelona sob o comando de Tata Martíno. Depois de 24 vitórias e um empate nos primeiros 25 encontros oficiais, o Barca perdeu pela primeira vez em 2013/14, ao ser derrotado no terreno do Ajax, por 2 a 1. Xavi igualou Raul como o jogador espanhol com mais encontros disputados na Champions (158), ainda marcou um golo de penalti, mas a festa foi holandesa.

O Ajax continua, assim, a lutar pela segunda vaga de apuramento – O Barcelona já está nos oitavos -, e está a um ponto do AC Milan, equipa que defronta na derradeira jornada. Os italianos venceram em casa do Celtic e foi Kaka a abrir caminho ao sucesso, com Mário Balotelli a marcar o último dos Rossoneri.

 

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Enfoque Na Telinha: O desgaste do formato “Show de Calouros”; Ratinho ainda usa

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O formato que consiste em trazer aspirantes a cantores (amadores ou profissionais) num palco e dar um prêmio ao vencedor não é novidade. Foi bastante utilizado por Silvio Santos na década de 1980. Posteriormente, houve muitos “genéricos”.

Atualmente, os programas que fazem uso de calouros precisam se reinventar, como é o caso do formato holandês “The Voice”, que nada mais é que um “show de calouros” com ares de superprodução, deixando de lado o simplismo.

Entrar candidato por candidato e tentar a sorte, mesmo se a situação for cômica, já não atrai mais o público. Precisa ter algo a mais.

“Dez ou Mil”

O “Programa do Ratinho” vem fazendo uso do quadro, como aconteceu segunda-feira (25), com jurados consagrados como Leão Lobo e Décio Piccinini, além de Nadja Haddad, Arnaldo Saccomani e o humorista Pedro Manso.

Tudo isso sem uma produção caprichosa, contando apenas com o bom (ou mau) humor dos jurados e o “talento” dos candidatos. O resultado? Apenas 3,5 pontos de média no Ibope.

Em 2007, no “Você é o Jurado”, onde o público julgava os candidatos por telefone, ao vivo, sob o comando de Ratinho, o investimento também não obteve resultados e a atração saiu do ar rápido. Raul Gil, que não muda seu programa há muitos anos, permanece com calouros e o que se vê é um ostracismo de dar dó. A audiência gira em torno dos 4 pontos e não alimenta briga por nada.

“The Voice”

A grande sacada foi o “The Voice”, que com toda aquela produção, os “técnicos” e “batalhas”,conseguiram se reinventar. E sacada maior, foi a Globo apostar tanto no programa e jogá-lo para depois da novela das 21h.

O resultado não poderia ser melhor. Audiência alta (entre 25 e 27 pontos), chegando a mais de 30 de pico, alavancando “Amor & Sexo” e batendo recordes.

“Got Talent Brasil” e “Ídolos”, na Record, também não tiveram tanto destaque por aqui. Embora tentassem fugir um pouco do comum, não conseguiram. E mesmice por mesmice, o público passou longe.
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Escolas privadas de Fortaleza detêm melhores médias do Ceará no Enem 2012

Somente uma escola federal entrou na lista nas dez maiores notas

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As escolas privadas em Fortaleza detiveram as melhores médias nas provas objetivas de desempenho do Ceará no Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem) 2012, de acordo com levantamento das 10 melhores médias feito pelo Diário do Nordeste. Somente uma escola federal entrou na lista, o Colégio Militar de Fortaleza, na oitava colocação.

> Confira lista completa das médias do Enem 2012

Divulgação abrange apenas instituições onde mais de 50% dos alunos do 3º ano do ensino médio fizeram a prova FOTO: Bruno Gomes

A maior média do Estado foi alcançada pelo colégio Antares – Pré Vestibular, que obteve 661,19 pontos nas provas objetivas do exame. O cálculo considerou as provas sobre Ciências Humanas e suas Tecnologias; Linguagens, Códigos e suas Tecnologias; Matemática e suas Tecnologias e Ciências da Natureza; e não inclui a prova de redação, que não utiliza como método de correção a Teoria de Resposta ao Item (TRI).

Em seguida completando a lista das 10 melhores médias, vem o colégio Antares (ATS), com 650,08 pontos; o colégio Santa Cecila, com 646,78; o colégio 7 de Setembro (EBS), com 644.95; o colégio Ari de Sá (sede Aldeota), com 639,87; o Christus (sede Dionísio Torres), com 635,27 pontos; o Batista Santos Dumont (anexo 1), com 634,9; o Ari de Sá (Washington Soares), com 627,89; e o colégio Christus (Parquelândia), com 615.2 pontos.

Apenas uma escola federal entrou na lista das dez melhores. O Colégio Militar de Fortaleza obteve 632,49 pontos.

Planilha foi divulgada nesta terça

O Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais (Inep), autarquia do Ministério da Educação, divulgou nesta terça-feira (26) a planilha com as notas das provas de todas as escolas. Na edição de 2011, a planilha do governo trazia esta média, feita a partir da soma das notas das quatro provas e a divisão por quatro.

Em coletiva de imprensa na segunda-feira, o ministro Aloizio Mercadante (Educação) ponderou as médias das escolas privadas e públicas. “A média é sempre inferior ao setor privado. O que digo é que: você está pegando (um universo de) 2 milhões e no privado são de 300 e poucos mil”, argumentou.

No total 11.239 escolas públicas e privadas de todo o Brasil compõem o ranking. A melhor escola do Brasil é o colégio Bernoulli – Unidade Lourdes, em Belo Horizonte (MG), com a média 722,1.

Entre as escolas no Brasil, o Ceará alcançou a 60ª posição com o Colégio Antares – Pré-vestibular no ranking das melhores médias. Outras escolas cearenses também seguem na lista. Na 96ª colocação o Colégio Antares – ATS, na 120ª o colégio Santa Cecília, 140ª colégio 7 de Setembro e na 183ª o colégio Ari de Sá.

A divulgação abrange apenas aquelas instituições onde mais de 50% dos alunos do 3º ano do ensino médio fizeram a prova no ano passado.

Veja a lista das melhores médias das provas objetivas no Enem 2012 no Ceará

1º – Colégio Antares – Pré Vestivbular – 661,19 pontos
2 º – Colégio Antares (ATS) – 650,08 pontos
3º – Colégio Santa Cecila – 646,78 pontos
4º – Colégio 7 de Setembro (EBS) – 644.95 pontos
5º – Colégio Ari de Sá (sede Aldeota) – 639,87 pontos
6º – Christus (sede Dionísio Torres) – 635,27 pontos
7º – Batista Santos Dumont (anexo 1) – 634,9 pontos
8º – Colégio Militar de Fortaleza – 632,49 pontos
9º – Ari de Sá (Washington Soares) – 627,89
10º- Colégio Christus (Parquelândia) – 615.2 pontos.

 

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Hesterine De Reus happy with progress

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 8:37 AM

De Reus happy with progress

Westfield Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus says she was delighted with her team’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over China in Wollongong.

First-half goals from Katrina Gorry and Tameka Butt were enough for the Westfield Matildas to kick-start the two-match series with a win.

The Aussies looked stronger than their opponents by the end of the contest though they were unable to build further upon the scoreline, despite several near misses.

De Reus hailed her team’s performance against the 16th ranked side, reversing the result against the same opponent when the pair last met.

“I’m happy with the result, happy with the attitude – they really came to win and they did it – and happy with the performance,” de Reus said.

“I thought China were great in their short-combination play which gave us some trouble. We kept our areas well and were really good in our counter-attack.

“We created some fantastic opportunities, scored two great goals and were really effective in the way we played.

‘We didn’t expect China to press so high. Complement to the girls, that even though we didn’t prepare our sessions around that (high pressing), we started to build up (from the back) and Clare (Polkinghorne) was important in dropping and encouraging the team to build from the back.”

Westfield Matildas captain Clare Polkinghorne, who turned in a typically resolute performance in the heart of the defence, said the amount of goalscoring chances created was pleasing.

“We gained a lot of confidence from the first half performance,” she said. “Everyone got stuck in and we were winning a lot of ball.

“We scored a couple of good goals, and in the end we are maybe a little disappointed we didn’t score a couple more. We did create a few chances and that is promising.

“We have had a few good sessions leading up. Everyone has been looking sharp and aggressive in training, and I think we took that out onto the pitch.”

Australia were hamstrung by the loss of four players to injury and illness in the 48 hours prior to the match. Co-captain Kate Gill, full-back Teigen Allen, midfielder Nicola Bolger and goalkeeper Brianna Davey were all ruled out. Coming into the squad at short notice were Collette McCallum, Chloe Logarzo, Emma Checker and young goalkeeper Eliza Campbell.

De Reus said the squad dealt with the late disruption admirably. “I think it is (disruptive),” she said. “I think it affects the dynamic (in camp). But I think they handled it really well.”

The medium-term goal is retaining the continental crown at next year’s AFC Asian Women’s Cup in Vietnam, and with it qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

De Reus say the foundations are firmly in place for the team’s preparations ahead of tackling Asia’s best in six months time.

“I think conditioning wise we are still not where we want to be. But I’m very happy with the matches we have coming up.

“This is a good benchmark playing against an Asian team, and we have all the pieces together to make a good preparation for the Asian Cup.”

 

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Tired of waiting for visa approvals? Get a second passport!

Tired of waiting for visa approvals? Get a second passport!

Australian business travellers may be surprised to learn that citizens can hold two Australian passports under certain circumstances.

Visa applications can involve a fair amount of waiting time, particularly if corresponding by snail mail – a second passport would allow round-the-clock travel, even during these times.

Consider this nightmare situation: your passport is out of your hands for a few days, and you receive that phone call.

The boss says you’re needed on the next flight to Auckland, Hong Kong or Los Angeles for an important business meeting, so if you only have one passport, you’re in hot water!

While you could try to reschedule or might consider begging the appropriate embassy or consulate for your passport back, if it’s also happened before, you might just have a stronger case for a ‘concurrent passport’ application.

Though an incredibly helpful tool, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advises that the “granting of a concurrent passport is to be very tightly controlled and only approved where all other options have been exhausted.”

Nevertheless, there are two main reasons that such a request could be considered.

As mentioned, travellers facing lengthy and/or costly delays when obtaining visas for other countries may be eligible, with concurrent passports to hold a maximum validity of three years when DFAT is provided with “no defined end of travel”.

Secondly, some countries won’t allow travellers to enter if their passport bears an entry stamp or visa from countries where diplomatic relations do not exist – an issue often plaguing travellers who have been to Israel.

Having a ‘clean’, unstamped passport might be your best bet in this situation, and is also a valid reason to apply.

Other exceptional circumstances may be assessed on a case-by-case-basis, with all applications for a concurrent passport carrying the full application fee of the existing passport type (Ordinary, Frequent Traveller or Emergency).

If this all sounds like too much effort, there’s always the option of an APEC business travel card, which avoids the need to apply for visas to many countries once approved.

 

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Commonwealth ‘doesn’t prohibit’ gay marriage, Australian Capital Territory argues

November 25, 2013 – 6:34PM

Peter Jean

CHIEF ASSEMBLY REPORTER FOR THE CANBERRA TIMES.

Marriage is based on difference, not sameness, writes, John Woods

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The federal parliament has failed to outlaw same-sex marriages, the ACT government has argued in a submission to the High Court of Australia.

The ACT Legislative Assembly passed Australia’s first same-sex marriage law in October, prompting a High Court challenge by the federal government.

The Commonwealth has exercised its legislative power in a limited manner to refuse the recognition of foreign same-sex marriages but has gone no further.

ACT’s submission to the High Court

The territory government on Monday filed a response to a Commonwealth submission which had argued the ACT same-sex marriage law was unconstitutional.

The ACT’s legal team said that territory-based same-sex marriage laws could operate concurrently with the federal Marriage and Family Law Acts.

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While Commonwealth law prevented the recognition of same-sex marriages solemnised overseas, it did not prohibit same-sex marriages from being created in Australia.

“At the present time, the Commonwealth has not exhausted its legislative power with respect to either recognising or prohibiting same sex marriage,’’ the submission said.

“The Marriage Act is concerned only with marriage as described by [section five] of the Act, but not otherwise.

“The Commonwealth has exercised its legislative power in a limited manner to refuse the recognition of foreign same-sex marriages but has gone no further.  The Marriage Act does not speak to same sex marriages solemnised in Australia.’’

The ACT argued that Commonwealth law prohibited bigamous, polygamous, involuntary and under aged marriage.

But there was no express prohibition on same-sex marriages.

“Importantly, the same sex marriages are not designated as “prohibited relationships,’’ the ACT submission said.

The ACT’s legal team includes Solicitor-General Peter Garrisson, SC, and Kate Eastman, SC.

In its submission to the court, the Commonwealth argued that same-sex couples felon the wrong side of a legal “binary divide’’ and must remain unmarried.

The Commonwealth has until November 29 to respond to the territory’s submission.

The case will be heard by the full bench of the High Court on December 3 and 4.

Due to notice requirements, the ACT’s first legal same-sex weddings are not due to occur until December 7.

The Canberra Times

Tony Abbott’s Oxford transcript released

November 26, 2013 – 8:22AM

Mark Kenny

Chief political correspondent

Tony Abbott's academic transcript from The Queen's College, Oxford.Tony Abbott’s academic transcript from The Queen’s College, Oxford. Photo: Facebook/James West

Tony Abbott was not the best student at Oxford university when he was enrolled there as a Rhodes Scholar in the 1980s, but he did finish. And that is more than can be said for other future world leaders of that time.

The young Mr Abbott’s academic transcript, obtained by journalist James West, reveals a student somewhere in the ruck, showing few signs of the lofty heights to which he would climb as his country’s 28th prime minister.

Tony Abbott in Sydney on Saturday.

Tony Abbott in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: James Brickwood

His results, published on the website Junkee and in the Guardian, show Mr Abbott struggled to gain the highest marks for his efforts in the the philosophy, politics and economics program in which he was enrolled.

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The transcript released by The Queen’s College, Oxford, shows Mr Abbott did most poorly in the subject “General philosophy from Descartes to present day”, for which he received the mark CCB.

Whereas in “Theory of politics”, a subject clearly closer to his later interests, the enthusiastic pugilist and arch monarchist registered a B++.

In “Moral and political philosophy” Mr Abbott scored a BBC.

The future prime minister completed the course and was placed in the “second class” of the “Final Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)”.

Mr Abbott’s contemporary, the Conservative British Prime Minister, David Cameron, emerged with a first-class degree. But former US president Bill Clinton, one of the most intellectually gifted leaders the modern world has seen, who also received a Rhodes scholarship, did not complete the course.

Mr Abbott of course was busy doing other things as well while at Oxford, not least, obtaining a boxing “blue” for his efforts in the ring.

Perhaps those skills were also useful for the robust challenges which lay ahead.

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Cerro Porteño se proclama campeón

Cerro Porteño se proclama campeón

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El Cerro Porteño se proclamó, con dos jornadas de anticipación, campeón del torneo Clausura paraguayo y completó así treinta títulos de Liga.

La consagración se dio pese a que no pudo ganar a un batallador Libertad y gracias al abultado triunfo del Guaraní sobre el equipo que le hace presión al líder como segundo de la clasificación, el sorprendente Capiatá, que quedó estacionado con 37 puntos.

Con 45 enteros marcha el Ciclón tras su empate 1-1 en el estadio Coronel Pablo Rojas, ‘La Olla’, que fue un hervidero con 20.000 aficionados eufóricos.

El gol del Cerro fue de Ángel Romero pero en el segundo tiempo el Libertad igualó.

Pero el delirio se apoderó de la hinchada azulgrana al conocer la derrota del Capiatá, que ha debutado este año en la Primera División, por 5-3 en la cancha del Guaraní.

Aún así, el Capiatá se ha clasificado para la Copa Sudamericana del próximo año y también apunta a una plaza en la Copa Libertadores.

Realidades diferentes
Nacional, que busca espacio en la Copa Sudamericana, derrotó el sábado por 1-0 al Presidente Franco, que lucha contra el descenso a la Segunda División.

El Presidente Franco se vio beneficiado por el empate 1-1 de Rubio Ñu, que es octavo, con el ya descendido Sportivo Carapeguá, que es décimo.

Los ñuenses se complicaron la vida frente al “Potro”, que ha quedado en tablas en sus tres últimos partidos, ya que requerían ganar a toda costa para ganarse la permanencia.

El Sportivo Luqueño aseguró su permanencia al derrotar el vienes a domicilio por 2-4 al Sol de América, que es penúltimo. El uruguayo Hernán Rodrigo López aportó tres goles y se afianzó con 13 como máximo líder de los cañoneros.

El General Díaz y el Olimpia empataron 1-1 en un partido muy disputado que dejó al primero como sexto de la clasificación y al Decano en el noveno escalón.

 

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