Archive for April, 2008

Into words and their meanings?

This site is for fun, but will also improve the range of words you know – a word game with the occasional really weird word
http://www.freerice.com/index.php

For each word you get right, the site donates 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program 1 word = 20 grains 5 words = 100 grains

Play and feed hungry people

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly

Senior Geography and city case studies

These sites were all mentioned at a recent seminar
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/globalcities/default.shtm A must for studying Urban Places covers World Cities and Mega Cities.
http://www.megacitiesproject.org/default.asp A useful site, quick statistics and some solutions to problems of living in Mega Cities
http://www.megacities.uni-koeln.de/index.htm A site with lots of useful links for information about Mega Cities
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/group.html This site presents the idea of Alpha, Beta and Gamma cities, it is useful for students as they consider the operation of global networks and the role of cities within these networks.
http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html Worth a visit due to the visual nature of the site
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Year 12 Urban geography – good websites

These sites were all mentioned at a recent seminar
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/globalcities/default.shtm
A must for studying Urban Places covers World Cities and Mega Cities.
http://www.megacitiesproject.org/default.asp
A useful site, quick statistics and some solutions to problems of living in Mega Cities
http://www.megacities.uni-koeln.de/index.htm
A site with lots of useful links for information about Mega Cities
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/group.html
This site presents the idea of Alpha, Beta and Gamma cities, it is useful for students as they consider the operation of global networks and the role of cities within these networks.
http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html
Worth a visit due to the visual nature of the site
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Ever wanted to start your own biz? – workshop

Ever wanted to start your own biz?, Or wanna grow your biz to the next phase?, Make your FAB idea a reality!
ACTIVATE – a FREE workshop run by young people for young people
7th May 2008 – 9:30am-12:00pm
Lvl 47, MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney
ACTIVATE your business start up or growth ideas with some strategic business planning that is highly practical and inspiring and run by a fellow young entrepreneur.
This is your opportunity for some fun and awesome training, inspiration, facilitated networking & self promotion for your great idea or business!
Limited places are available so you must RSVP.
To register your attendance, please email anna@frankteam.com.au
For more info check out the flyer @ http://www.frankteam.com.au/downloads/ACTIVATE08.pdf
ACTIVATE is suitable for young people who already have a solid business idea – so if you have already started a business, or you are looking at starting in the next couple of months, then we’d love you to come along!
This event is an initiative of The NSW Department of State and Regional Development, and is hosted by The FRANK Team. Hope to see you there!
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Anna La Grassa

Youth Homelessness

$1b needed to fight youth homelessness: report
A new report is calling for a $1 billion funding increase to tackle what it says is the worsening problem of youth homelessness. The inquiry by the National Youth Commission has found the number of young homeless people in Australia has doubled in the last two decades.
It says about 36,000 Australians under the age of 25 do not have stable accommodation.
Read the full report here
http://www.nyc.net.au/files/Australias_Homeless_Youth.pdf
Or from the ABC news website http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/08/2210387.htm
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly

e-FESTIVAL OF IDEAS!

Welcome to the e-FESTIVAL OF IDEAS!
Join for 5 days of online discussion around democracy, media, arts and social change, live and unmediated with special guests from around the world and, most importantly, you. From
8-12 April 2008 This year’s e-Festival of Ideas forum discussions will feature some of the most interesting guests that our global media and arts landscape has to offer. Not to mention a whole stack of leading thinkers on the Internet, social change and democracy. check the website at http://www.vibewire.net/efestival (Vibewire.net is a project of non-profit youth media and arts organisation Vibewire Inc and is designed to provide young Australians with a forum where they can comment on matters pertinent to their lives)

Earth Hour in Manly goes world wide

Manly’s Earth Hour event at Manly Cove was featured on Dutch television news. Video at this link…
http://www.thescreens.com.au/live/index.php?sect=newsVid&item=19
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly

Youth Week in Manly – What’s On

“Jean Genies” – Thursday 10th April from 4pm-6pm come along to the launch of the “Jean Genies” NSW Travelling Pants project 2008. 4 pairs of jeans are being sent around the State of NSW and Manly is where they are starting from. Wear your Jeans and bring along another pair to decorate. Enquiries to Louise on 9976 1731. Pictured are the “Jean Genies” visiting Manly Beach
“Make a Move” – Thursday 17th April from 10.00am – 3pm the Manly Community Youth Council Members are getting together with the Aboriginal and Tibetan community to jam and mix a special cd for the National Youth Week Competition. Enquiries
to Kate on 9977 5599
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly