The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-20T00:21:44Z Cvent announces partnership with the New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) 2019-08-20T00:21:44Z cvent-announces-partnership-with-the-new-zealand-events-association-nzea Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, officially announces today its partnership with the New Zealand Events Association (NZEA). Cvent has been providing its world-class software solutions to simplify and streamline event registrations for the popular NZEA seminar series since the beginning of the year. To enhance the partnership, Cvent and NZEA have hosted their first complimentary webinar of a new series for NZEA members. Close to 100 attendees received insight of how meetings and events technology is transforming the industry. Future webinars will help NZEA members gain a better understanding of how to leverage event data that is collected onsite, not to mention a host of other emerging industry topics. Ségolène de Fontenay, General Manager for NZEA said, “Our aim is to empower our members with best-practice event technology, so they can remain industry leaders and run their events as efficiently as possible.” “One of the main priorities for association events is attendee engagement and networking. NZEA is excited to partner with Cvent to help enhance our attendees experience. This is critical as it will not only help NZEA to take its events to the next level, but also streamline the workload involved in delivering these events and at the same time give event professionals a feel for what the Cvent platform has to offer,” concluded Ms de Fontenay. Cvent Australia, Director of Sales, Jack Ukil echoed these sentiments, “We are excited to be working with NZEA to help contribute to the growing events industry in New Zealand.” “In today’s digital-first world, successful events need more advanced technology that can streamline all aspects of the event management lifecycle, engage attendees, and enhance the overall experience. We are thrilled to bring Cvent’s event technology to the NZEA and look forward to showcasing the difference it can make for their members,” said Ukil. For more information on Cvent, visit: www.cvent.com.au -ENDS- About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Notes to Editors: Interviews are available upon request To find out more about Cvent, visit: www.cvent.com.au Connect with Cvent on social media via: Facebook: /Cvent Twitter: /Cvent YouTube: /CventVideo For more information about NZEA, visit: https://nzea.co/ For media enquiries please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Mothers and Daughters Who Girl Guide Together Stay Connected 2019-08-18T23:55:10Z mothers-and-daughters-who-girl-guide-together-stay-connected Girl Guides isn’t just for young girls, as mum and daughter duo discovered when Grace Jarvis now 17, enrolled in her local Girl Guides Unit 10 years ago. Instead of just drop-offs and pick-ups, mum Helen Jarvis became a Leader of the Unit and hasn’t looked back. The connection that Helen enjoys with her daughter Grace has a lot to do with the shared understanding and language they have developed through Guiding. Helen and Grace have navigated the distinction between their relationship as mother and daughter and guiding colleagues, by using the mentoring approaches taught at Girl Guides. “I don’t provide answers, just a thought process that encourages Grace to take the initiative and come up with a pathway for herself,” explains Helen. Helen says this shared language and approach has been one of the largest benefits of being a part of her daughter’s Guiding experience. “It's not the doing it together all the time that’s the lovely thing, it's the common language, shared experience and interest which is great. It is one thing to hear about the stories, and another to be there sharing them.” Their relationship and Guiding experience continue to strengthen with Grace now being a Leader alongside her mum. Grace has developed a new appreciation for the hard work her mum has put into leading their Unit over the years. Grace admits: “We make a pretty good team”. Grace has not only experienced great personal growth during her time at Guides she has also been able to see her mum from other people’s perspectives which she is grateful for. “She took on a female role-model position in my life where she was my teacher and my guide through this incredible journey. “So, when people ask me who is your biggest role model, it doesn’t feel weird to say, ‘my mum’ – because in all aspects she is.” The Jarvis family could not be prouder to be a part of the Guiding community appreciating the confidence and strength it has provided them as a family unit. Grace’s younger sister, Amy also joined Guides and has enjoyed building the same bond with her mum. Grace says it best when explaining why this dynamic works so well in the Guiding community: “At Guides, we are an absolute sisterhood and have an underlying acceptance of each other. So, no matter who you are, you're automatically going to be accepted whole-heartedly into this environment of pure joy, fun and learning.” -ENDS- For Media Enquiries please contact: Felicity Zadro I ZADRO Agency I felicity@zadroagency.com.au 0404 009 384 Oakley Grioli I ZADRO Agency I oakley@zadroagency.com.au 02 9212 7867 IMAGES Images are available for use. For high-resolution images, please contact: oakley@zadroagency.com.au Image: Helen & Grace Jarvis. Image: A Place To Grow Campaign. Image: A Place To Grow Logo Footwork Podiatry Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Reveals How To Avoid Achilles Injury 2019-08-18T22:00:05Z footwork-podiatry-sydney-cbd-sports-clinic-reveals-how-to-avoid-achilles-injury Kevin Durant Could Have Avoided Achilles Injury By Caring For His Calves Says Leading Australian Sports Podiatrist “We're certainly not going to rush him back... We have far too much invested in him.” explained the Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, in response to when their newly recruited MVP player Kevin Durant can be expected to return to the NBA competition. Durant suffered a devastating Achilles tendon rupture in the NBA finals of 2019, which ended his season and may have cost his former team the Golden State Warriors the championship. This followed on from a recent calf injury which had already seen him miss much of the playoffs. The injury has also seen him sent into what is reported to have been a successful reparative surgery, from which he has begun what could be up to a 12-month recovery process. A long wait before he can join his new teammates on the Brooklyn Nets on the court. RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear The professionals at Footwork Podiatry always put a strong emphasis on the importance of looking after the calf muscles to prevent Achilles problemand even Plantar Fasciaproblem Mark Lin, Australia's leading sports podiatrist and director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, says that “over my last 10 years in practice, 90% of the clients that I have seen have been suffering from underlying issues in their calf muscles, these have often been uncovered due to the surging of other more painful problems, such as Achilles issues.” The calf can be located by touching the fleshy back of the lower leg, between the knee and the ankle. A tight calf muscle can be identified by the experience of sudden pain in the back of the calf or behind the knee; difficulty standing on tiptoes; or pain, swelling or bruising to the calf muscle region. Someone experiencing a tight calf muscle would also find it difficult to complete a squat or lunge properly. All of the muscles in the calf connect to different parts of the foot, making any form of tightness or weakness in the calves highly relevant to the causation and rehabilitation of foot pain and injuries. Lin from Footwork Podiatry recommends preventative measures to avoid requiring long term recovery, or even surgery. He explains, “a weak or tight calf would always restrict movement in the ankles and add stress to the Achilles tendon. The resulting weakness and scarring from this restriction and stress will cause muscular tissues to become inelastic, making the Achilles prone to tearing or even rupturing.” “At Footwork Podiatry our techniques and treatment approach always has a strong focus on improving the calf function of our clients. This approach improves an athlete’s performance as well as minimising pain and injuries and helping them to avoid surgery.” If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to a tight calf muscle, or are concerned that you may have already suffered an Achilles tendon injury, contact Footwork Podiatry to book an assessment. Lin and his team of professionals will design you a personalised rehabilitation plan that is aimed at preventing the development of further issues and returning you to your best. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Clinic Explains Lower Limb, Ankle Care, Foot Pain and Falls in Older Adults "Kevin Durant is no different from clients of Footwork Podiatry, leading care and attention is afforded to everyone," Lin concluded. Mark Lin is a leading Sports Podiatrist in Sydney. Footwork Podiatry has two convenient locations Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Both offer the full spectrum of podiatry treatments and although they receive referrals from medical doctors, they are willing to assess and assist anyone who suffers from lower-limb issues. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin and his friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Footwork Podiatry Sports Clinic Says Durant Could Avoid Achilles Injury 2019-08-16T22:00:28Z sydney-footwork-podiatry-sports-clinic-says-durant-could-avoid-achilles-injury Ruptured Achilles pushes MVP Durant out of NBA finals 2 months ago, NBA finals saw an NBA franchise record as the Toronto Raptors took the championship for the first time, having defeated the Golden State Warriors by only four points. The loss may have come as a shock to the Warriors, as they had defeated the Raptors in their previous match, just days earlier. However, the Warrior's 1-point triumph over the Raptors in Game 5 came at the cost of star player and MVP Kevin Durant. Early in the second quarter, Durant keeled over in pain, visually clasping below the back of his right calf. Durant had suffered a painful rupture to his Achilles tendon, a flexible band of connective tissue which joins the lower calf muscle to the bone of the heel. While an Achilles tendon tear generally doesn't end an NBA career, history shows that it can cause ongoing issues to its sufferers. Mark Lin, Australia's leading sports podiatrist and director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, says that “over my last 10 years in practice, 90% of the clients that I have seen have been suffering from ongoing issues in their calf muscles, these have often been uncovered due to the surging of other more painful problems, such as Achilles issues.” RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Explains Why Manual Therapy is the Preferred Alternative Treatment for Bunions Having already missed the majority of the season just passed, Washington Wizards player John Wall is also expecting to miss the majority of the coming 2019-2020 season as he is still recovering from his ruptured Achilles injury, resulting in surgery in February of this year. Another all-star player, Demarcus Cousins, suffered an Achilles tendon rupture in January of 2018 which resulted in a season-ending reparative surgery while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans before he joined Durant on the Golden State Warriors team later last year. Achilles injuries can present in a variety of ways, such as a sharp, shooting pain in the back of your heel, or stiffness or dull ache originating in the Achilles tendon that radiates up to the calf muscle. External factors such as incorrect footwear, a sudden increase in physical activity, overtraining, or training on hard or uneven surfaces can lead to Achilles tendon injuries. These types of injuries must be dealt with swiftly, as the delay of their treatment could lead to irreversible tissue damage and long-term rehabilitation. As with many podiatry problems, Footwork Podiatry always recommends early evaluation and intervention to its patients. While symptoms may not be debilitating, ordinary symptoms, such as calf tightness, with time can contribute to the eventual rupturing of the Achilles tendon, which can be severely painful and present long-term repercussions. At Footwork Podiatry, we optimise treatment of Achilles tendon injuries, focussing on the reduction of excessive loading on the Achilles tendon, and the restoration of normal tissue function. We also specialise in a range of preventative treatment techniques for a variety of podiatry problems, including Achilles tendon injuries, that provide patients with sustainable relief of pain, promote the proper healing of muscular tissues and correct any underlying causes that we uncover. If you are presenting with early warning signs or are concerned that you may have already suffered an Achilles tendon injury, contact Footwork Podiatry to book your assessment and get ahead of the game with preventative treatments. RELATED ARTICLE: North Shore Sydney CBD Foot Podiatrist Says Kinesiology Sports Tape Might Help Prevent Injuries and Reduce Inflammation Pain Mark Lin is a leading Sports Podiatrist in Sydney. Footwork Podiatry has two convenient locations Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Both offer the full spectrum of podiatry treatments and although they receive referrals from medical doctors, they are willing to assess and assist anyone who suffers from lower-limb issues. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin and his friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Market reports predict that the Chicago real estate property prices will continue to rise through 2019 2019-08-16T20:18:04Z market-reports-predict-that-the-chicago-real-estate-property-prices-will-continue-to-rise-through-2019 Chicago Real Estate Landscape 2019 has been an exciting year for growing market trends in Chicago and the surrounding areas.  Market reports predict that the Chicago real estate property prices will continue to rise through 2019. If you’re considering purchasing property in this growing market, you may want to purchase sooner rather than later to avoid increasing property prices and to secure the best available interest rate for you. Notably, we have experienced historically low interest rates in the last year.  Statistics have reported sales peaks in the Chicago real estate market in 2019 for monthly home sales (single family homes plus condos) showing a full recovery – already started in 2012 after the big bubble of 2006 - in the market. Sales activity seems to lead price changes by about one year. Also, by looking at that employment graph for the same period, it is notable that employment continued to improve after the peak in both home prices and sales activity. Now, employment is starting to approach the 2007/ 2008 peak.   However, When you purchase real estate, it’s critical to have a supportive and diligent legal team behind you to make sure every step of the way is properly addressed.       To better understand the legal aspects of  purchasing properties in Chicago and the metropolitan areas, Shawn Bolger Limited law firm has provided a general FAQ to address how the real estate purchase is structured:       Is It Necessary To Hire A Real Estate Attorney?   As a purchaser, you are not required to have an attorney represent you. However, it’s in your best interest to hire a real estate attorney. Purchasing a home or commercial property can have a tremendous impact on your finances and future goals. As a purchaser, you want to be certain that the contract that you’re signing is fair and represents your interests. An experienced real estate attorney will be able to guide you through the transaction process and ensure that your interests are represented.      When Do I Hire Your Firm?   When you begin looking at property, you can contact our firm to explain that you have begun your property search. Once there is an executed contract, meaning that the real estate contract has been signed by both the buyer and the seller, you can formally hire our firm.      What Needs to Be Done To Start The Legal Process?   The legal process begins with an executed contract. It’s very important that you or your real estate agent send us the real estate contract as soon as it’s signed by both parties. From there, our attorneys will begin the legal review of the contract. This process is called Attorney Review.      What Is Attorney Review?   Attorney Review is a contractual period that allows the attorneys to make modifications and or clarifications to the contract after we counsel you through any material revisions that need to be addressed. This period allows either the purchaser or seller  to cancel for any other reason other than the purchase price. So, it’s crucial that this review period is closed efficiently and timely. If you are completing an inspection on the subject property, and you are seeking material repairs to be rectified by the seller, then we will include your inspection repair requests in the attorney modification letter.      What Is the Earnest Money Deposit?   The earnest money is a deposit to the seller which supports the buyer’s good faith in preforming the executed contract. The real estate contract will specify when the earnest money needs to be delivered and whether the brokerage, law firm, or title company will hold the earnest money deposit. The earnest money deposit will be credited towards the purchase price.      What If I Cannot Get Approved For Lender Financing?   There are very specific financing contingencies that protect you from being liable on the contract if you are not able to obtain lender financing. Our firm can help ensure that you fall within these contingencies. If you cannot obtain lender financing under normal circumstances, then an attorney will follow through with all the required steps to ensure that the contract is canceled, and your earnest money deposit is released back to you. Do you want to have more details about this topic? Please visit The Blog of Shawn Bolger Ltd Announcement of the finalists in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards 2019-08-16T01:19:04Z announcement-of-the-finalists-in-the-2019-australian-women-in-wine-awards Today the board of the Australian Women in Wine Awards is thrilled to announce the 2019 finalists in the world’s only awards program for women in wine. “The depth and breadth of talent we had enter the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for our judges,” said Jane Thomson, AWIWA founder and chair. “And it just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community! Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated.” All categories have three finalists being announced today, except in the case of the Champion of Diversity and Equality, which the judges felt required four. The finalists in each award category are (in alphabetical order by surname): Winemaker of the Year – sponsored by Tonnellerie Saint Martin Nat Cleghorn, Yalumba Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines Jo Marsh, Billy Button Wines Researcher / Innovator of the Year – sponsored by Angove Family Winemakers Joanna Gambetta, Charles Sturt University Inca Lee, Vinehealth Australia Mango Parker, The Australian Wine Research Institute Champion of Diversity & Equality – sponsored by Australian Grape and Wine Trish Barry, Mastermind Consulting Carolyn Coon & Kristy Keyte, Treasury Wine Estates John Davis, Pepper Tree Wines Pernod Ricard Winemakers – Better Balance Ambassadors Marketer of the Year – sponsored by denomination Elizabeth Calabria-Staltare, Calabria Family Wines Imogen Hayes, Handpicked Wines Rebecca Love, Howard Park Wines Cellar Door Person of the Year – sponsored by Purple Giraffe Lauren Hutton, Bethany Wines Ulrika Larsson, Clairault Streicker Jodhi Thoms, Elderton Wines  Viticulturist of the Year – sponsored by Wine Australia Sheridan Alm, Starrs Reach Vineyard Brooke Howell, Yalumba Family Winemakers Amanda Mader, Vine Scout Owner / Operator of the Year – sponsored by WineWorks Australia Laura Carter, Unico Zelo Belinda Chambers, Lake Moodemere Estate Sarah McDougall, Lake George Winery The eighth award category, Woman of Inspiration Award – sponsored by Irvine Wines – is a judges’ choice award determined by the AWIWA Advisory Board. No entry is required, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony. The 2019 awards were judged by panels made up of AWIWA Advisory board members as well as previous winners. In addition to this year’s eight award categories, Wine Australia will be sponsoring the Honorary Australian Woman in Wine Award – USA, with a bursary prize to explore Victorian wine regions proudly supported by the Victorian Government. This accolade will be awarded to a woman who lives and works in the USA and has made a positive impact in the US wine industry promoting Australian Wine. This award honours the AWIWA 2019 ceremony’s host country, the USA, and ties in with the largest wine promotion ever held in the USA – Far From Ordinary. AWIWA 2019 Awards Ceremony 8pm Tuesday 17 September in New York – which is the morning of 18 September in Australia The winners of each award category will be announced at the 2019 AWIWA ceremony in New York on the evening of 17th September (morning of 18th September, Australian time) in partnership with Wine Australia. The ceremony, which is an invitation only event featuring over 35 Australian female wine producers in attendance as well as local trade, media and other special guests, will be live streamed back to Australia and around the world. The live stream will take place via the Australian Women in Wine Facebook page. As in previous years, each wine region and wine business is being encouraged to host their own watch party to cheer on all the finalists and winners. Please register your ceremony ‘Watch Party’ here! About the AWIWA The Australian Women in Wine Awards – which are owned and operated by The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society – celebrate and reward the work of women in the Australian wine community, and community leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. They are the only awards program for women in wine in the world. The 2019 AWIWA board members are Jeni Port, Toni Carlino, Corrina Wright, Sami Gilligan, Sarah Collingwood, Rebekah Richardson and Jane Thomson (Chair). The 2019 AWIWA Platinum Partner is Coles Liquor. Gold Partners are Pernod-Ricard Winemakers, Langton’s, Wine Business Magazine and the Victoria State Government. Unmask your natural beauty with new Spascriptions! 2019-08-15T05:19:21Z unmask-your-natural-beauty-with-new-spascriptions We all know the secret to radiant, glowing skin is a good skincare routine. After all, the skin is the largest and most important organ of the body, so we need to nurture and protect it. Launching online this month and nationally in Big W from the 15th August 2019, SpaScriptions is the latest skincare brand to hit Australia offering over 30 unique facial products. SpaScriptions combines nature with science to create beautiful products and tailored skincare solutions designed for specific skin needs. Launching 22 masks, two cleansing strip varieties, four types of makeup cleansing wipes and two facial accessories, SpaScriptions is your next favourite skin treat. Developed by an expert team of researchers and chemists, SpaScriptions combines advanced skincare technology with high-quality ingredients to create skincare products that will help you unmask your natural beauty. SpaScriptions offers an affordable, easy to use skincare range designed to fit perfectly into your beauty routine with all items price under $20. Created with a range of key ingredients to target specific skin conditions, each product is pH balanced, hypo-allergenic and not tested on animals. The new SpaScriptions range available in Australia this month includes the following lines: Hydrogel Face Masks | RRP $17.99 – Hydrogel Technology locks moisture into your skin for intense hydration resulting in high levels of absorption of active ingredients and nourished skin at a cellular level. Masks feature key ingredients to target specific skin concerns. Available in Charcoal, Gold, Collagen, Anti-Aging and Brightening. Hydrogel Under-Eye Masks | RRP $11.99 – Luxurious under-eye treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, ease puffiness and swelling or revive elasticity by helping to lift, firm and tone skin. Available in Gold, Cucumber and Collagen. Hydrogel Lip Masks | RRP $11.99 – Effective skincare treatments to improve the health and appearance of lips. After just one treatment, lips will feel smoother and softer, look younger and more radiant. Available in Collagen and Gold. Gel Face Masks | RRP $17.99 – Ideal for all skin types, these gel masks soothe and cool the skin. Great for skin in need of some extra hydration, each mask comes packed with specific ingredients targeted to different skin needs. Available in Charcoal, Pore Refining, Anti-Aging and Brightening. Metallic Wash-Off Masks | RRP $14.99 to $18.99 – A luxe range of brightly coloured metallic wash-off masks formulated with key ingredients to target specific skincare concerns. Available in Pore Minimising, Glowing, Nourishing and Age Defying. Peel-Off Masks | RRP $12.99 to $18.99 – Ideal for all skin types, peel-off masks are soothing, cooling and an ideal choice for skin needing extra hydration combined with the specific target problem ingredient benefits. Available in Gold, Black and Superstar Glitter. Charcoal Cleansing Strips | RRP $8.99 to $14.99 – Natural charcoal acts as a powerful magnet to draw out dirt and impurities in the skin. With this in mind, each cleansing strip has been developed to effortlessly remove impurities from the skin. Available in Cleansing Nose Strips and Triple Cleansing Strips. Makeup Cleansing Wipes | RRP $4.99 to $9.99 – Target specific skin concerns whilst removing makeup and daily grime. Moisturising wipes have been designed to leave your skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. Available in Pore Refining, Anti-Aging, Micellar and Charcoal. Silicone Face Mask Applicator | RRP $7.99 – . Facial Cleansing Power Brush | RRP $19.99 – SpaScriptions is available online now at spascriptions.com.au Launching nationally in Big W stores from 15th August 2019 @spascriptions.australia Construction of Fast Tour Boats Underway 2019-08-15T04:54:05Z construction-of-fast-tour-boats-underway Construction of the first new tour boat for River to Bay has commenced in Tingalpa, Brisbane. The boat is the first of four to be built over the next 12 months, with the support of the Queensland Government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund.  With a construction time of approximately 5 months, the first boat will be ready for action this summer. River to Bay CEO Anthony Stanton says ‘These fast tour boats will connect the people of Brisbane and our visitors to the magic of Moreton Bay, using the river as our express lane to adventure’. ‘Our business is connection – connection of people to places, the city to the bay, our history to our present, mythology to science’ said Mr Stanton. ‘But most of all its about connection of cultures.  Black and white, together Aussies and Queenslanders proud to show off our magnificent home to the world.’ The four new boats will offer a variety of day trips from Brisbane, incorporating scenic cruising with marine wildlife encounters, cultural and environmental education, bushwalks, snorkelling and swimming. ‘There will be itineraries to suit all tastes, each build around a key theme.  Some will be energetic and others more relaxing, but all will be an experience to remember.’ With hundreds of attractions within 1.5 hours cruising range of Brisbane CBD, the toughest challenge for this business is where to start.  Mr Stanton says ‘While the details are still under wraps, I can divulge that one of our first tours will cover the highlights of Moreton Bay, including visits to St Helena, North Stradbroke and Moreton Islands all in one day.  Pick up and drop off by the tour boat from Brisbane city pontoons – no transfers, just a fully inclusive day of adventure.’ The boats are designed to be fully independent during their day out, with solar powered food and drinks refrigeration, onboard toilet, safe and comfortable seating, long range fuel tanks, and  full protection from sun and rain.  ENDS AUTHOR CHERYL DUFFY OPENS AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVORCE CENTRE ! 2019-08-15T03:43:27Z author-chery-duffy-opens-australia-s-first-divorce-centre AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVORCE CENTRE OPENS!  Certified divorce coach and author of the Divorce Tango, Cheryl Duffy has opened Australia’s first DIVORCE CENTRE to help individuals and couples navigate one of life’s most stressful experiences. The Divorce Centre will provide advice and help through an experienced national and local team of divorce coaches, lawyers, mediators, financial planners, and psychologists.    Cheryl Duffy says “My divorce was horrendous. That’s what inspired me to help others on their divorce journey by becoming a divorce coach and opening Australia’s first Divorce Centre. Over 30% of marriages finish up in divorce and for some it’s the most stressful experience they will have in their entire life. There is an easier way for men and women to get through what is undoubtedly and unfortunately a really difficult time of one’s life. “ The Divorce Centre will help provide clarity for people embarking on their divorce journey while giving emotional, legal and financial advice. It’s available across Australia with face to face consultations provided remotely via technology in the comfort of their own homes and making it convenient for single parents who won’t need to find childcare to go to appointments. TO INTERVIEW CHERYL DUFFY email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601 ABOUT CHERYLCheryl Duffy is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Author of the bestseller “The Divorce Tango”. Cheryl’s career evolved from leading key programs for successful change and betterment in a large, multinational company however, the most difficult change she has ever had to manage was her divorce, which affected every facet of her life. After nineteen years, Cheryl’s marriage came to an end, and her life completely changed. Being the first among her family and friends to experience divorce, she was left to blindly navigate her way out of the tumultuous times, into a better post-marriage life. The journey continued in the pursuit to help others impacted by Divorce whereby Cheryl became a Certified Divorce Coach to help others accelerate their divorce recovery so they can let go, move on and create the life they deserve so they don’t have to waste years being emotionally paralysed like she did. Through one on one coaching sessions or unique programs depending on whether you are pre/post divorce can empower you to take charge and accelerate your divorce recovery so you can rebuild your life faster. www.thedivorcetango.com   The Big Secret Behind Our Self-Help Culture 2019-08-14T21:53:15Z the-big-secret-behind-our-self-help-culture What if the $10 billion self-help market actually harboured a secret, that it's not designed to actually help people resolve past hurts and emotional afflictions? According to mindset coach, thought leader and author, Maria Boznovska, the self-help industry, popularised in 1980s, enables people to remain in their comfort zones, seeking “perpetual change and quick fixes”, rather than truly doing what it takes to live the life they think they desire. It is an industry, she explains, essentially profiting from people’s emotional discomforts. “The self-help movement is about getting what you want, making things happen in the world, attracting things to you that are outside of yourself, and achieving goals—that approach is based on a false premise,” Maria says. “The premise is that if you get what you want, it will make you happy. The truth is that if you do get what you want, it will make you feel good for only a short time, until you want something else.” Maria’s Non-Self Help Keys In a social media landscape that loves to-do lists, which are said to lead to a happier everything, Maria says there need not be such goal setting or step-following. Rather, she says, it comes down to two very simple yet deeply powerful keys: Forgiveness. It may sound simplistic, however, if we can forgive others and ourselves, much of what seemed difficult in our lives can dissipate. The more you get used to looking at the world as not coming “at you”, but coming “from you”, the more impossible it becomes to react in the way you used. It is then we hop off the merry go round of self-help. Belief. It is our belief that determines if someone or some-thing has power over us, or not. Our beliefs put us at effect of it. Our job is to work on the cause by how we think about ourselves, our belief system, healing the past, letting go of limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours and returning to ourselves. When we do that, the effect will take care of itself. “Humanity is ready to surrender to a greater wisdom within itself and lay down the weapons against ourselves,” Maria says. “For many years I was at war with myself, like many. When we feel cut off from our source—love—we experience scarcity. But the scarcity is within—not without. When we feel this lack we try to fill this void externally. This is symbolic of the self-help vicious cycle.” ENDS Media contact: Shannon Dunn, Communeco, shannon@communeco.com Media Notes: • Maria Boznovksa is available for interview, and also as a guest writer. Join the Calocurb Community Through Social Media 2019-08-14T01:36:22Z join-the-calocurb-community-through-social-media Calocurb want you to know that you don’t have to go through your health journey alone, as no matter what your social media preference is, there’s a Calocurb community full of like-minded people going through the same things as you, just waiting for you to join them online. Beginning with Calocurb on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/calocurbNZ , following their Facebook page not only means that you’ll be kept up to date with all their latest news and updates, you’ll also be connected with a whole community of people who are on the same health journey as you. You can also join the closed Happy Healthy Living Support Group which allows you to get community updates straight to your news feed. If you’re on a health journey and are looking for a like-minded support system, Facebook Groups are an amazing place to start.   Calocurb on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/calocurb is a visual platform that makes it the perfect one-stop-shop for your health journey, and will never fail to inspire. Similarly, with Calocurb on LinkedIn, https://nz.linkedin.com/company/calocurb , there is a strong LinkedIn network to back you up. 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The exhibition will also display an extensive selection of cameras – from the 19th century box brownie to the 21st century smartphone.    The exhibition will coincide with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB), a city-wide photographic festival. Those attending the Biennale will receive a discounted entry to Pose, upon showing their festival program.     EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS -       Women Pioneers of Ballarat Photographic Montage -       Travelling Photographer’s Cart -       Bardwell’s Royal Studio Photographic Montage -       Extensive camera display including Premo No 1 Kodak camera (1896), Kodak Box Brownie (1946) and Polaroid Land Camera (1970)     EVENT DETAILS Dates:                         On now until Sunday 8 March, 2020 (9:30am – 5:30pm) Location:         Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Tickets:           Adult: $14 Child (5-15): $7.40 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $36.60. 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While these two styles of events differ in multiple respects, there are some similarities into qualities needing to be possessed by those chiefly responsible for guiding these performances. For instance, both types of “performances” require sensitive guidance and direction of their respective participants by a super-responsive other: in one case a music conductor, in the other: a professional emcee. In making this comparison, consider the role of a musical conductor, as defined in Wikipedia: “The primary responsibilities of the conductor are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations and beats, listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble, and to control the interpretation and pacing of the music”. Indeed, many people would agree that the rightform of sensitive guidance from the most suitableconductor (or emcee) will more likely achieve the desired outcome of successful performance (or event). With decades of experience as a professional emcee hosting a range of successful events from corporate conferences and product launches, to gala dinners and business awards nights, Rob’s personal insights into this domain assuredly have merit. Some conductor-like attributes Rob has and uses in his profession include precision-timing, careful pacing and an ability to pay close attention to subtle nuances that well might be missed by other participants. Rob credits his ability to pick up on such nuances and to act appropriately on them to his many years of experience in the profession. His career in commercial radio has undeniably contributed to his sharp sense of timing on-stage and during interviews, helping him to effectively “read” and respond to audiences and to interviewees while at the same time often responding to feedback/requests by production crew or other managers who make requests (or commands) into his headpiece. As well as having to ‘build rapport quickly” with a range of people, Rob lists many other functions of the role of an event host. Time-keeping is a critical one, with this including “cueing people - so they are ready to go” and “getting performers both on and off-stage efficiently”. On this note, Rob recalls doing stage-interviews with Western Sydney Wanderers football players in a shopping venue which he describes as challenging as he had to manage sets of players both on and off the stage “and at both ends” at once - while at the same time tuning-in to the assembled mall crowd and responding accordingly. “I see myself as a conductor of sorts,” he said. “I do bring this to my role as an emcee. And I am organised, good at bringing calm to what can be a stressful situation.” One of Rob’s clients, Adam Farmer, of MG MY GATEWAY, attests to Rob’s conducting abilities while event-hosting in his comment: "Rob was the ultimate professional (emcee) - Great voice, was easy to work with, understood what we were about and kept the evening moving along." At times there is also a need for an emcee to “run interventions” or “fill in gaps” with appropriate improvisations (usually dialogue). Rob agreed and added: “I am able to quickly analyse a situation and take action fast. And I am quick-witted and energetic," which most certainly helps! Rob’s effectiveness in his many roles as an emcee has been amply demonstrated by the many years of “repeat custom” he has had as a professional event-host, including to high-end corporate events and to a wealth of other events around the country. Corporate realtor functions are one sector he enjoys catering to, with corporate Raine and Horne and Elders clients seeking him out in particular. Another annual event that Rob has hosted for several years and that is especially close to his heart is the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation Ball -- which is a major fundraising event for the Children’s’ Ward of Campbelltown Hospital, a part of Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital. Rob Doorey is Australia's premier emcee. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and everywhere in between. For more information visit YourMC Master of Ceremonies website or book Rob by calling +61 410 438 003. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers.