Fundraiser to fight cancer in honour of Vanessa Goodwin

Fundraiser to fight cancer in honour of Vanessa Goodwin

Posted July 05, 2017 09:13:39 An online campaign raising brain cancer research money in honour of Tasmania’s Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has reached almost $10,000. Ms Goodwin’s friends and colleagues have rallied in support of the 47-year-old, who was diagnosed with multiple brain tumours after being hospitalised in March. Shortly afterwards, the Premier Will Hodgman informed Parliament she was not expected to recover from the disease. Former school friends of Ms Goodwin have vowed to participate in the Run Melbourne event, the group of seven taking part as “Team Vanessa”. “We…

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'It's catastrophic for us': Sydney Film School facing student exodus

'It's catastrophic for us': Sydney Film School facing student exodus

Updated July 04, 2017 20:37:40 The Sydney Film school is facing an exodus of students after the Federal Government took away their access to Commonwealth loans. It is part of a crackdown on the funding of private colleges under the Federal Government’s new Vocational Education Loans Scheme (VET). “It’s catastrophic for us,” said the Director of the Sydney Film School, Ben Ferris. “There’s going to be a huge proportion of our local students who will go elsewhere.” From next term, the college’s students will not be able to get a…

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Roger Federer: The making of a sports great

Roger Federer: The making of a sports great

A stage before his name was immortalized and the records fell; a period in his glittering career when defeat was more common than victory. “It was tough,” Federer tells CNN Sport, reflecting on his early years on the ATP Tour. “When I traveled internationally I would get beat up very often in the first round 6-2, 6-3. You go home and realize: ‘Okay, you’re good in Basel but you’re not very good in the world.’” Federer knew he had a bright future — a junior Wimbledon title at the age…

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Tomic, Kokkinakis crash out of Wimbledon, Rodionova advances

Tomic, Kokkinakis crash out of Wimbledon, Rodionova advances

Updated July 05, 2017 00:29:16 Photo: Tomic has a history of back trouble and was clearly hindered in the first-round defeat. (AP: Alastair Grant) Related Story: Nick Kyrgios retires hurt from Wimbledon Bernard Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis have joined an Australian exodus from the Wimbledon men’s singles draws. Tomic hurt his back midway through the opening set and was clearly hindered in the 6-4 6-3 6-4 first-round defeat by Germany’s Mischa Zverev on Tuesday. With Nick Kyrgios retiring with a hip injury just two sets into his opener against Pierre-Hugues…

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Uganda civil servants face strict dress code in new government rules

Uganda civil servants face strict dress code in new government rules

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Brightly coloured clothes are not considered suitable office attire for Ugandan civil servantsPublic servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to “dress decently”. Female staff have been told not to show any cleavage, wear braids or hair extensions, sleeveless blouses or any clothing made out of see-through material. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, and loose trousers. Staff failing to comply will be disciplined. The guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Public Service apply…

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