The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-22T05:55:18Z New Course- Turf Grasses Course out now 2017-03-22T05:55:18Z new-course-turf-grasses-course-out-now ACS Distance Education have recently written and released a new 100- hour course called Turf Grasses. Another addition to our expanding turf course offering, this course is ideal for any existing or student greenkeepers, turf suppliers, landscapers or groundskeepers. Having an understanding of the different grass species, the cultivars and physiology of grass is pertinent to working with turf. This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of grass physiology so that the student can observe subtle differences between grasses being able to identify different cultivars and species much quicker.  This course demonstrates the characteristics of the vast majority of species and sub species of grasses that are used for lawns and turf around the world. This course covers grass cultivars that are commonly used for sporting, commercial and residential turf throughout the world including Australasia, the UK, Europe and North America.  The ten lessons that are covered within this course include: Introduction - Biology, terminology and classification of turf grasses. Fescues - The “Festuca rubra complex”, “Festuca ovina complex” and others Bentgrasses - Creeping, Colonial, Velvet, Redtop, Highland and Idaho Bentgrass Ryegrasses - Perennial, Italian, Annual Ryegrass etc. Bluegrasses - Kentucky, Texas, Rough, Canada, Upland and other bluegrass species including winter grass. Couchgrasses -Bermuda, South African, Hybrid, Queensland Blue and Salt Water couches. Buffalo and Zoysia Grasses - Stenotaphrum, Buchloe, Bouteloua and Zoysia. Other Warm Condition Grasses -Centipedegrass, Kikuyu, Paspalums, Bahia grass and others Other Cool Condition Grasses -Hairgrasses, Timothy, Brome, Phalaris, Wheatgrass, Crested Dogtail, etc Turf grass Mixes -Growing two or more varieties together in the same turf.  Students can enrol into our course at any time and courses are self paced with tutor support available when needed. For more information on the Turf Grasses course, please visit our website: http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/turf-grasses-720.aspx Chinaclay Clovelly 2017-03-22T00:56:05Z chinaclay-clovelly Chinaclay – The home of handmade Australian ceramics and bespoke flowers  Sydney, NSW Chinaclay is a dedicated space for handmade Australian ceramics and bespoke floristry in Sydney’s beachside suburb, Clovelly. Relaunched in July 2016, Chinaclay offers a wide range of locally produced ceramics, as well as bespoke floral arrangements.  Operating as both a ceramics gallery and full service floral studio, Chinaclay is one of a kind. Owner, Celia Crawford, has worked across all facets of floristry for over a decade. Whether on weddings, private events or instore, Celia has amassed a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail and nuance.  Chinaclay supports and celebrates the notion of an artist’s indelible sensibility in the work they produce. No two pieces are identical, whether floral or ceramic. Please come and visit this unique venture.  Contact: Celia Crawford  27 Burnie Street Clovelly NSW 2031  P: 02 96653238  M: 0404 447 971  E: info@chinaclay.com.au  I: www.chinaclay.com.au Freeview FV app now available on Android Tablet 2017-03-21T22:02:27Z freeview-fv-app-now-available-on-android-tablet Watching your favourite TV programs on-the-go has never been easier with Freeview FV, and the world-first free-to-air TV live streaming app is now available for download on Android tablet. The Android tablet app is available through the Google Play store and adds to the existing iOS iPhone, iPad, and Android phones versions which launched in November last year. Freeview CEO Liz Ross said the Freeview FV update was the latest development for the platform in expanding the delivery of free-to-air TV content, right into the hands of Australians while they’re on the go. “Freeview FV is a great way for consumers to access their favourite content, anytime, anywhere, and we’re pleased to be able to roll out the app on Android tablets, giving consumers even more choice and flexibility in how they choose to watch their TV. “We’ve seen a really great response to Freeview FV since the launch last November, as users make the most of the app’s live and catch-up content to stream news and entertainment on their morning commute, or their favourite TV programs in the evening,” said Ross. Freeview FV delivers live streaming of 20 free-to-air TV channels and the catch-up content from all networks with just one click. Available channels include: ABC, SBS, Seven, Channel 9, TEN, ONE, Eleven ABC2/ABC KIDS, ABC ME, ABC News 24, SBS VICELAND, Food Network, NITV, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7Flix, Racing.com, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life. More live channels will be added as they become available. ENDS About Freeview Launched in 2008, Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia which presents and promotes free-to-air channels and content to all Australians. Freeview encourages Australians to watch free-to-air content across various platforms by promoting benefits that include more than 25 channels and catch-up services for free. Freeview’s mission is to deliver the free-to-air content to all Australians where, when and on whatever device they choose. Follow Freeview www.freeview.com.au @FreeviewAust facebook.com/FreeviewAustralia Laura Minns Access T: 02 9292 7002 M: 0431 375 990 laura@accesspr.com.au TradesNework-Algebra Tutor 2017-03-21T10:13:02Z tradesnework-algebra-tutor We were looking for a Pre-Algebra tutor. Is very hard to find a good one, We found Mary and it has been a great experience for my Daughter. She is very professional and flexible and has a lot of patience. My daughter really likes her and always says positive things about her tutorial class, she makes the lessons fun and the most important she found ways to explain difficult issues in a clear and simple way, We made a great choice. She is very talented as well and we will use her tutorial services again!  TradesNetwork-photographer 2017-03-21T10:08:33Z tradesnetwork-photographer We hired John from TradesNetwork to photograph our warehouse and office. 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A panel of 10 expert food judges tasted more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers in early March 2017 at the Fresh Factory in Auckland. Finalists span the range of kiwi produce from primary products such as tomatoes from          T & G Global, Curious Croppers and Farm Eighty4, seafood from Cloudy Bay Clams and Keewai, dairy with as buffalo milk products from Clevedon Buffalo and goats, sheep and cow cheeses, Lemongrass Ants from Christchurch producer Anteater, non-alcoholic drinks and cordials, relishes, pickles, sauces, baked goods and more. Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards organiser Kathie Bartley says, “being named as a finalist means producers are the ‘best of the best’. Outstanding NZ Food Producer finalists have the opportunity to showcase their status by attaching finalist medals to their packaging and using the awards logo on their website and in all their marketing.” Head Judge Lauraine Jacobs said, “It was exciting to judge these new awards and see so many innovative and interesting products. It reinforces my view that in New Zealand we have some of the finest food in the world, whether it is straight from the farm or ocean, or has been value-added to meet the demand of a world seeking sustainably produced food filled with flavour.” The judging panel was; respected food writer and champion of New Zealand cuisine, Head Judge, Lauraine Jacobs; Kathy Paterson, food writer; Enzo Bettio, founder of Delmaine Foods and owner of Vin Alto; Anna Tait-Jamieson, NZ Life & Leisure, food editor; Lucy Corry, NZ Life & Leisure contributor and food writer; Mat McLean, head chef/owner of Palate Restaurant, Hamilton and Beef & Lamb New Zealand Platinum Ambassador; Sam Mannering, chef/co-owner of The Homestead Company, Auckland; Nick Honeyman, head chef/owner of Paris Butter, Auckland; Trudi Nelson, food writer, broadcaster and co-owner of Fresh and Emily King (Sustainable Business Network food program). New Zealand foodies have until the end of this month (Friday 31 March) to vote for their favourite Farmers’ Market, Specialty Food Store or Supermarket, Food Region or Product or Producer. Voting is via the website https://outstandingfoodproducer.nz/ or SMS. Outstanding NZ Food Producer Award category winners and People’s Choice winners will be announced in Auckland on Thursday 27 April and in the May/June 2017 issue of NZ Life & Leisure. Organisers, Kathie Bartley and Nicola McConnell, thanked NZ Life & Leisure, Fresh.co.nz, T&G Global, L’Affare and Label and Litho for supporting the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards. The Awards will be an annual event to celebrate the hard work of the country’s food producers. A full list of winners is available here https://outstandingfoodproducer.nz/finalists/ Australians turn to new US ‘double chin’ treatment to boost self-confidence 2017-03-21T00:19:27Z australians-turn-to-new-us-double-chin-treatment-to-boost-self-confidence SYDNEY, 21 MARCH 2017 - Australian men and women are following their US counterparts and opting for Kybella(1), a new, non-surgical treatment that reduces the look of a ‘double chin’ to create sleeker, better defined facial features.   Recent global studies suggest that over half of women (55%(2)) and 40% of men(2), are bothered by fullness under the chin, or a 'double chin', with many changing their behaviour to hide the problem.   35% of people admit to shying away from photos, and 35% avoid video chats and conference calls because they are self-conscious about their double chin. 29% of men admit to growing a beard to hide the under chin area.   Globally, almost three quarters (74%) of women said they make the effort to look good primarily for themselves(2), with 42% saying that when considering cosmetic surgery, boosting their self-confidence was just as important to them as improving sagging skin(3).   Developed in the US, Kybella(1) is a new ‘double chin’ treatment requiring no surgical intervention. Fat cells under the chin are reduced through two to four quick injections spaced over a six to eight week period with no downtime required.   In Australia, the cosmetic industry is worth an estimated $1 billion annually(4) with facial procedures among the most popular treatments.   Medical Director at Cosmetic MD, Dr Herbert Hooi is one of the first medical practitioners in Australia to offer the Kybella treatment at his Sydney based clinic.   "Until recently, the main treatment option for the 'double chin' was surgical liposuction. But Kybella requires no surgery with only a few simple injections. Both men and women are having this treatment to achieve a more defined and sleeker chin and neck area," Dr Hooi explains.   "Treatment takes just 30 minutes, so patients experience no downtime and can return to normal activities and work straight away."   "For many of our patients, the plump area under the chin or a 'double chin' can cause them stress and anxiety when facing social groups. The Kybella treatment offers them a relatively quick fix that will help them be more confident in their appearance."   Sydney marketing professional, Michelle Flynn (42 years), has undergone Kybella treatment and says she now feels happier and more confident when going out.   "My chin area always bothered me, but I didn't want to have surgery. I work long hours, so when Kybella became available in Australia I knew that this treatment was a better option for me because it meant hardly any time away from work," Ms Flynn explains.   "I feel more confident now about the shape of my face and it makes me feel younger."   The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring substance made in the liver that assists in the digestion of  dietary fat. When injected into areas of unwanted fat, it  helps the body to metabolise and filter away this fat.   Kybella has been studied over 10 years and has been used safely in over 2,600 patients in worldwide clinical trials.   For more information visit www.cosmeticmd.com.au.   ENDS Media Contact: Maria Crema, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au  More about Dr. Hooi and Cosmetic MD: www.cosmeticmd.com.au The owner and Medical Director of cosmetic MD, Dr Hooi has followed a singular path towards Cosmetic Medicine. With degrees in law, medicine and further specialisation in Emergency Medicine, he has a thorough grounding in all facets of acute medicine.  Dr. Hooi became interested in cosmetic procedures in 1990 and pursues his passion for cosmetic medicine in private practice in Telopea, Sydney. Dr Hooi’s training and experience led to his award as a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine in 2009. Dr. Hooi is also recognised as an expert in the revolutionary IncontiLaseTM procedure, offering a non-invasive answer to the significant and debilitating problem of incontinence. Dr Hooi regularly presents workshops on platelet rich plasma (PRP) and has been an invited speaker at a number of domestic (LCMC, Cosmetex, A5M) and international (Biobridge Venice) conferences on aesthetic medicine.   Sources:   (1) Kybella is known by a different brand name in Australia. This is approved in Australia for the treatment of fat cell reduction under the chin (2)  New Survey Reveals Impact Of Double Chin On Self-Perception And Behavior (3) Allergan 2016: Changing Faces of Beauty (4) The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Myths Busted, 2015   Afford celebrates Harmony Day with music at Oran Park 2017-03-20T23:17:18Z afford-celebrates-harmony-day-with-music-at-oran-park ORAN PARK, SYDNEY, 21 March 2017 - The Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) Lifestyle Centre in Oran Park will be filled with musical celebration, festivities and fun today, as 100 clients from Afford Lifestyle Centres across Sydney come together to celebrate Harmony Day through music and song.   Afford Oran Park Lifestyle Centre will play host to 100 Afford clients from Oran Park, Campbelltown, Green Valley, Lurnea, Chipping Norton, Canley Vale and Condell Park Lifestyle Centres to enjoy live music performances and interactive music play in celebration of cultural diversity and respect on Harmony Day.   Afford clients and staff come from diverse and varied cultural backgrounds, which, according to Afford CEO, Steven Herald, is what helps the not-for-profit identify and understand the needs of clients.   "We are proud of the rich cultures and different family backgrounds that make up our Afford community," Mr Herald explained.   "We celebrate and welcome the different cultural traditions of our clients every day across all of our Lifestyle Centres, but it is particularly special to come together in one location at Oran Park to celebrate everyone's unique backgrounds on Harmony Day."   Musical activities will be facilitated by professional musicians from The Rhythm Village and incorporate live music performances and interactive singing, dancing, and playing of musical instruments such as guitar and percussion instruments. All activities are tailored to suit the different abilities and talents of Afford clients.   All participants will be supported to participate with hitting of drums, shaking of maracas, and dancing along to the beat of the music just some of the main activities for today.   Celebrating diversity is incorporated into many activities across Afford Lifestyle Centres, with some Lifestyle Centres working with clients to choose a country of interest each month. During the month, Afford staff and clients research the chosen country's culture, language, cuisines and traditions. Traditional delicacies are made during cooking programs and art and craft activities can centre on the chosen country's culture.   "Afford has been trusted for 65 years to offer person-centred care and support for people with disability. Our dedicated staff are constantly looking for ways to customise programs to the interests of clients and embrace diversity," Mr Herald commented.   AFFORD is a registered charity and has been operating in NSW for 65 years, providing a range of disability services to over 2,000 people with disability every day in Greater Western Sydney.   For more information about Afford, visit www.afford.com.au or call 1300 233 673.   ENDS   Media Contact: Maria Crema: Crema PR m 0402 239 929 e maria@cremapr.com.au   More about the Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD) - www.afford.com.au The Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD) is a registered charity engaged in providing disability services to over 2,000 people in Greater Western Sydney. The services provided by AFFORD include: Accommodation; Respite; Community Participation Programs; Transition to Work Programs; Transition to Retirement Program; Carer Support; Disability Employment Services; and Supported Employment.