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Today in History for January 22nd

Highlights of Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; "The Crucible" opens;"Laugh-In" premieres.            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Victoria, U S Supreme Court, Theodore Kaczynski


Victoria spends less than half what NSW does on social housing, report shows

Productivity Commission finds Victoria spent $83 per person in 2017-18 compared to national average of $167Victoria is spending less than half as much on social housing as New South Wales, according to a report that has also provided evidence that homelessness agencies across Australia are being strained by increased demand.The Productivity Commission’s report on government services, released on Tuesday, was labelled a “damning insight into many years of neglect” from both state and federal gove...
Tags: Australia, Housing, Australia news, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Welfare in Australia, Australian economy, Productivity Commission


Adriana Lima Splits From Boyfriend Metin Hara After a Year and a Half

Adriana Lima and Metin Hara li Balli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Another Hollywood duo bites the dust! Adriana Lima and boyfriend Metin Hara have called it quits after a year and a half of dating, Us Weekly can confirm. Celebrity Splits of 2019 The former Victoria’s Secret model, 37, and the Turkish author, 36, first sparked rumors that there was trouble in paradise in March after Hara posted a cryptic message about his muse on Instagram. “She was the poem I always wanted to w...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Religion, New England Patriots, Rio De Janeiro, Victoria, Lima, US Weekly, New York Mets, Julian Edelman, Sienna, Maybelline, Valentina, Adriana Lima, Matt Harvey, Hara


Gisele Bundchen Congratulates ‘Love’ Tom Brady After Patriots’ Victory

The New England Patriots are headed to their third Super Bowl in a row, and Gisele Bündchen couldn’t contain her excitement for husband Tom Brady, the team’s star quarterback. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s Most Romantic Moments As followers witnessed in Bündchen’s Instagram Stories, the 38-year-old shouted out and jumped for joy while watching the Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on TV on Sunday, January 20. With that victory, the Pats became this year’s AFC Champions and ear...
Tags: Religion, NFL, Los Angeles, Qatar, Cbs, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Victoria, John, US Weekly, Patriots, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Brady, Benjamin, Gisele Bündchen, Pats


Aussie cops filmed beating kid with autism, disabled senior, and more

"Horrific" CCTV footage shows a group of Aussie cops savagely beating a teen with autism, and the resulting outrage is drawing attention to the country's worsening reputation for police brutality. In another case, Victoria police beat up a teenager who had ridden his scooter in front a police car, claiming that the baby-faced kid was the middle-aged, bearded car thief they were unable to find. Tommy Lovett was riding by a police car on his scooter when he was wrongly arrested. ... Documents ...
Tags: Post, News, Australia, Cctv, Victoria, Melbourne, Police Brutality, Lovett, Victoria Police, Tommy Lovett, Geelong Police Station Revelations


Fascinating Facts about Aimee Semple McPherson

H istory is packed full of fascinating figures. Some of these are men and women who were raised to lay claim to great positions—Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II. Some of these are men and women who come from nowhere and nothing but still rose to great prominence. Among these we find Aimee Semple McPherson, the preacher and evangelist who may well have reigned as America’s best-known woman for much of her life. Here are a few key facts about her. She was C...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Mexico, China, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Blogging, United States, Ireland, Smithsonian, Victoria, North America, Biographies, Salvation Army


Victoria hands Silvertips their third loss in three days

Kody McDonald scored the winning goal in the third period as the Victoria Royals beat the Everett Silvertips 2-1 on Sunday at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Tags: News, Sports, Victoria, Hockey, Everett Silvertips, Silvertips, Victoria Royals, Kody McDonald


Aiia Maasarwe murder accused Codey Herrmann remanded in custody until June

Twenty-year-old’s court appearance comes as coroner prepares to release the Palestinian student’s body for repatriation and burial The man accused of the rape and murder of Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe has been remanded in custody until at least June.Codey Herrmann, a 20-year-old Aboriginal man, made a brief appearance at the Melbourne magistrates court on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, Australia news, Palestinian territories, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Rape and sexual assault, Aiia Maasarwe, Codey Herrmann, June Codey Herrmann


Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads

Trial of automated technology a bid to improve safety and reduce trauma on dangerous rural roadsVictoria has sanctioned a trial of driverless cars on rural roads in a bid to improve the dramatically more dangerous conditions outside urban areas.People are five times more likely to be killed on a Victorian country road than in the city.
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Victorian politics, Road Safety, Victoria, Self-driving Cars, Rural Australia


Aiia Maasarwe's sister learned of Melbourne death on TV news in Israel

Family initially thought the international student was kidnapped or had fallen while returning home to Bundoora from a comedy showNoor Maasarwe was watching the news in Israel when she realised that her missing sister, Aiia, had been found dead in Melbourne.“I [saw] in the news that they found a body. They didn’t say for who it was,” Maasarwe told Nine News on Sunday from Israel. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Israel Continue, Nine News, Bundoora, Aiia, Aiia Maasarwe, Maasarwe


'True liberal': Turnbull pays tribute to Kelly O'Dwyer as Liberals seek woman for Higgins

Former PM says retiring MP ‘demonstrated women can do anything’ as Katie Allen confirms she will run for preselection for HigginsMalcolm Turnbull has paid tribute to the retiring minister for jobs and women, Kelly O’Dwyer, describing her as a “true liberal” who “demonstrated women can do anything”.O’Dwyer’s shock resignation on Saturday has sparked further debate about the low representation of women in the Liberal party and the difficulty for senior parliamentarians of balancing work and family...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Malcolm Turnbull, Turnbull, Higgins, Kelly O Dwyer, Katie Allen, O'Dwyer, HigginsMalcolm Turnbull


Someday

It never fails. Monday through Friday the kids are impossible to wake up in the morning. The weekends? They’re up – fresh like daisies – by 6:30AM! During the week I’m usually revisiting bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 times – trying to get little butts out of bed and out the door on time. My 3 big guys (in grades 6, 7, and 8) have to be at the bus stop at 6:55AM. I usually start waking them up at 6:15AM – and it’s a win in my book if they’re all down by 6:40AM. That gives them 15 minutes to eat something,...
Tags: Family, Parenting, Personal, Mommy, Victoria, Mom, Henry, Ben, Audrey, Activities with your Family


In a lost lake 3,500 feet under the Antarctic Ice, scientists just found the carcasses of tiny creatures

Scientists have drilled 3,556 feet into the Antarctic ice to reach Lake Mercer — a subglacial lake that, until now, had only been seen with ice-penetrating radar. After drilling the hole, scientists pulled up mud, water samples, and a 5.5-foot-long ice core to study.  An analysis of the mud revealed the presence of algae, as well as the carcasses of tiny crustaceans and tardigrades. Information about Antarctica's subglacial water system helps experts understand the continent's climate history ...
Tags: Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Victoria, Jupiter, Europa, Antarctic, Montana State University, Skidmore, Lake Mercer, John Priscu, McMurdo Ice Station, Priscu, Ross Virginia


‘It’s like hell here’: Australia bakes as record temperatures nudge 50C

Fears rise for homeless and vulnerable people as communities brace for another week of relentless hot weatherIt was 48.9C last Tuesday in Port Augusta, South Australia, an old harbour city that now harvests makes solar power. Michelle Coles, the owner of the local cinema, took off her shoes at night to test the concrete before letting the dogs out. “People tend to stay at home,” she said. “They don’t walk around when it’s like this.”It’s easy to see why: in the middle of the day it takes seconds...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, World news, Australia news, Marine Life, New South Wales, Victoria, Canberra, Australia Weather, Mildura, Port Augusta South Australia, Michelle Coles


Perminant Residency Options Available for low skilled migrants

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years. From cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics, low skilled migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s permanent residency. Northern Territory has opened its door to skilled migrants in 117 occupations and has offered a pathway to permanent residency to these workers who are w...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Coleman, David Coleman, Cook Cook, Immigration News, Dama, Designation Area Migration Agreements, Australia Warrnambool, Caravan Salesperson Motor Vehicle Parts


Permanent Residency Options Available for low skilled migrants

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years. From cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics, low skilled migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s permanent residency. Northern Territory has opened its door to skilled migrants in 117 occupations and has offered a pathway to permanent residency to these workers who are w...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Coleman, David Coleman, Cook Cook, Immigration News, Dama, Designation Area Migration Agreements, Australia Warrnambool, Caravan Salesperson Motor Vehicle Parts


Nationals preselect Anne Webster for seat of Mallee vacated by Andrew Broad

Webster wins out of field of six and promises to ‘take up the fight for the people of regional Victoria’ The Nationals have preselected Dr Anne Webster for the seat of Mallee, vacated by Andrew Broad following allegations of inappropriate conduct during an official government trip overseas.Webster, who has a PhD in sociology on adoption, is the founder of Zoe Support, a community organisation that helps young mothers reconnect with studying and training. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, National party, Webster, Andrew Broad, Anne Webster, Mallee


‘It’s just horrific’: feeling of deja vu as Melbourne mourns for Aiia Maasarwe

Father of murdered student tells vigil attendees that losing his daughter has turned into his ‘worst dream’By the time Aiia Maasarwe’s father arrived at the silent vigil planned in his daughter’s honour on Friday night, the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne were full.Attendees sat in neat rows marching up the grand stone staircase looking down Bourke Street to the tram stop where Maasarwe, a 21-year-old Palestinian student, boarded the No.86 tram on Tuesday night and never made it home. Con...
Tags: Australia news, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Parliament House, Bourke Street, Aiia Maasarwe, Maasarwe


Parents of drug-overdose victims at odds over benefits of pill testing

Doctors and former federal police commissioner call for the practice to be allowed at music festivalsWhen Adriana Buccianti’s son Daniel died of a drug overdose at the Rainbow Serpent music festival in 2012, she wanted to blame someone.“I was just so distressed that I guess I wanted someone hung and quartered,” she told Guardian Australia from her home in Victoria this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Daniel, Gladys Berejiklian, Illegal Drugs, Adriana Buccianti


Henri Bendel Is Officially Closed (For Good)

Update: It's a sad day at 714 5th Avenue — and at HenriBendel.com. Effective 12pm EST, Henri Bendel has officially shuttered its website, in addition to permanently closing its New York doors yesterday, at 5pm.In a press release sent by Bendel, the brand thanked its customers for their longtime support. "Henri Bendel has seen an outpouring of love from long-time fans of the brand since its announcement in September that the company would be closing. The brand thanks all the loyal customers who ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Andy Warhol, Victoria, Louisiana, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ted Baker, Bergdorf Goodman, Coco Chanel, L Brands, Henri Bendel, WWD, Leslie Wexner, Bendel


Australia heatwave: overnight minimum of 35.9C in Noona sets new record

On fifth day of record-breaking extreme weather, temperatures in parts of Victoria, ACT and NSW forecast to soar above 40C, including in Sydney’s westExtreme temperatures are persisting – and even peaking – in Victoria and New South Wales on the fifth day of Australia’s extraordinary, record-breaking heatwave with Noona in western NSW recording a minimum temperature of 35.9C, a new Australian heat record.On Friday, parts of NSW and the ACT were again forecast to soar above 40C – for the fifth da...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Australia Weather, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Noona


50 Photos that tell our 2018 story

Year in Review: 50 Photos from our 2018 travels Every year we have good intentions to write our ‘Year in Review’ posts before the year is complete. And, every year, we fall short of this goal. This year was no different. We had a wonderful end to the year and have spent the past week catching up and getting our lives back on track. 2018 will go down as the milestone year. We celebrated 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach in Mexico. We celebrated Cameron’s 40th birt...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Mexico, Toronto, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Cameron, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Connor, Whistler, Quebec


Australia heatwave: Sydney's west to hit 45C after week of extreme weather

On the fifth day of a record-breaking heatwave, temperatures in parts of NSW and ACT are forecast to soar above 40CExtreme temperatures are persisting – and even peaking – in Victoria and New South Wales on the fifth day of Australia’s extraordinary, record-breaking heatwave with Noona in western NSW recording a minimum temperature of 35.9C, a new heat record.On Friday, parts of NSW and the ACT were again forecast to soar above 40C – for the fifth day in a row. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Australia Weather, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Noona


Bundoora death: Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe on video call with sister when attacked

The 21-year-old student at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University is believed to have been returning home from a comedy showA young woman who was killed outside a Bundoora shopping centre was an Israeli student who was on a video call to her younger sister when she was attacked.Aiia Maasarwe, 21, had been in Australia for about six months on a study abroad program at LaTrobe University. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Israel, World news, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Latrobe University, Bundoora, LaTrobe University Continue, Aiia Maasarwe


Царь, царевич, or Royal Titles in Russian

Are King Arthur and King Solomon both “коро́ль” in Russian? Why are both принц and князь used to say “prince,” and what’s the difference? This post will look at some royal titles in Russian and give examples of famous bearers of these titles. Image via Pixabay Коро́ль/Короле́ва The term “коро́ль” (king) is believed to come into Slavic languages from Charlemagne’s name. This word traditionally referred to Western/Catholic kings, although nowadays it may be used for other monarchies. A kingdom...
Tags: Wales, Georgia, History, David, Linguistics, Victoria, Monaco, Little Mermaid, Royalty, Western Europe, Henry Viii, Arthur, Tamar, Olga, Solomon, Vocabulary


Bundoora death: Israeli student Aya Masarwe on video call with sister when attacked

The 21-year-old student at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University, is believed to have been returning home from comedy showA young woman who was killed outside a Bundoora shopping centre was an Israeli student who was on a video call to her younger sister when she was attacked.Aya Masarwe, 21, had been in Australia for about six months on a study abroad program at LaTrobe University. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Israel, World news, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Latrobe University, Bundoora, Aya Masarwe, LaTrobe University Continue


Extreme heatwave: all-time temperature records fall across parts of Australia

After Tarcoola nears 50C, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide forecast to swelter as ‘high intensity’ hot weather enters fourth dayTemperature records have been broken in towns across parts of Australia sweltering through a heatwave, which is currently in its fourth day.Nine places in New South Wales broke temperature records on Wednesday – including six all-time records, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Australia Weather, Sydney Melbourne, Bureau of Meteorology Continue, Tarcoola


Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Road toll analysis shows 1,146 deaths in 2018, 78 fewer than in 2017Australia’s road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.There were 1,146 deaths on the nation’s roads in the 12 months to December, a 6.4% drop from 2017, when 1,224 were killed. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Road Safety, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Michael McCormack, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


Melbourne becomes first city with all council infrastructure powered by renewables

Forty per cent of power bought at a fixed price while 60% a market-based price that is renegotiated every two yearsMelbourne has become the first city in Australia to have all of its council-owned infrastructure powered by renewable energy.The City of Melbourne switched all its operations to renewable energy on 1 January. The power is supplied by the Crowlands windfarm near Ararat in western Victoria, which was funded through a power purchase agreement with the City of Melbourne and 13 other Mel...
Tags: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Ararat


A map of London's most toxic breathing spots

Dirty air is an invisible killer, but an effective one.More than 9,000 people die prematurely in London each year due to air pollution, a recent study estimates.This map visualizes the worst places to breathe in Central London. The Great Smog of 1952 London used to be famous for its 'pea-soupers': combinations of smoke and fog caused by burning coal for power and heating. All that changed after the Great Smog of 1952, when weather conditions created a particularly dense and persistent layer...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, New York, London, Thames, Eu, History, Beijing, Pollution, United Kingdom, Innovation, Environmentalism, Air, Victoria, Khan