The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-08-15T02:04:09Z Top Sydney Dance Schools Star in 9th Annual KidsXpress Dance Challenge 2017-08-15T02:04:09Z top-sydney-dance-schools-star-in-9th-annual-kidsxpress-dance-challenge Over $16,000 raised on the weekend to support KidsXpress charity Sydney, Australia – 15th August 2017 – The talented teams of over 1,000 local dancers from Sydney’s top dance schools, accompanied by their principals, attended the annual KidsXpress Dance Challenge at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on Sunday. Performing in front of more than 3,000 people who attended the event, they not only gave the audience a terrific show but with their combined efforts they helped support the KidsXpress charity, a world’s first early-intervention, unique expressive therapy program for young children, by raising $16,000. The funding raised over the weekend will help ensure that KidsXpress can continue to inspire children to thrive through the power of music, art, drama, play and, of course, dance. Lachie Dearing, Hi-5 member, Australia’a Got Talent 2013 finalist and current KidsXpress ambassador, has also been an active part in KidsXpress’ journey since he performed at the grand opening in 2006 when he was just 8 years old and has participated at the Dance Challenge event every year since its inauguration, including this last Sunday. "The purpose of the program was explained to all of us back then and hearing about what some kids endure opened my eyes to how fortunate my own life is. It made me realise that I wanted to be able to help others. To this day, the most fulfilling part of being in Hi-5 is having the ability to be able to give back in some small way. The program uses the things that I am most passionate about, dance, music and drama to help troubled kids. I for one know just how helpful expressing yourself through the arts can be.” Talking about the event, Lachie continued saying “There is a sense of unity as we are all there to do what we love to do, dance, but more importantly raise money for an incredible cause. It’s an incredible feeling to know that an awesome day of fun for us can make a change to others lives." Miss Galaxy 2017, Shikye Alyce Smith, is too one of the original performers who was invited to be a part of the opening of KidsXpress back in 2006 and she said ‘It's been amazing to see how it has grown over the past 10 years. I've been involved in the Dance Challenge from its first year as a competitor and now volunteer each year at the event. I'm a huge believer that the performing and creative arts are very powerful healing tools so I am beyond proud to support this incredible organisation. “ Now in its 9th year, the KidsXpress Dance Challenge brings together Sydney’s top dance schools with the children’s charity, KidsXpress, to showcase some of the state’s most talented young dancers while also raising funding to support KidsXpress innovative program. The day celebrates dance and highlights the incredible impact it can have on young lives, as KidsXpress uses dance and movement therapy, along with other expressive therapy modalities to support children living with the impacts of childhood trauma. Over the years, more than $260,000 has been collectively raised for KidsXpress through this event which has helped KidsXpress grow and develop their program to reach more children in-need throughout Sydney. Margo Ward, KidsXpress founder and CEO said “The KidsXpress Dance Challenge unites the dance community in a meaningful demonstration of compassion in action. It is a day of expression, a day of dance, beauty and fun, but most importantly, it’s a day of incredible impact for the vulnerable children which can now access our incredible expressive therapy program as a result.” For more information, please visit https://kidsxpress.org.au/how-can-i-help/#schools-and-organisations /Ends About KidsXpress Founded in 2005, KidsXpress first opened its doors in 2006 and it seeks to reduce the personal, social and financial burdens of the childhood experiences of trauma through an innovative and accredited expressive therapy interaction program for children aged 4-14 years. More than 2500 children have been through the program. KidsXpress’ core therapy program is run by highly skilled, expert therapists in small groups from its headquarters in Sydney’s Moore Park as well as through a Western Sydney Outreach program. Media Contacts Einsteinz Communications Carlotta Vittori or Pru Quinlan 02 8905 0995 carlotta@einsteinz.com.au or pru@einsteinz.com.au KidsXpress Contacts Matthew Keast Grants and Communications Manager matthew.keast@kidsxpress.org.au 0431679916 Anastasia Bernardo Fundraising and Events Manager anastasia.bernardo@kidsxpress.org.au 02 9380 9220 Unwanted, Unknown, Unnecessary 2017-08-13T23:40:16Z unwanted-unknown-unnecessary   The water tax recently proposed by Labour would deliver a sharp blow to the economy of Auckland's rural northwest, says National's candidate for Helensville, Chris Penk.   "It's unwanted because farmers, horticulturalists and viticulturists provide a significant number of jobs in the region ... and slapping them with a water tax would completely undermine this growth.  And the inevitable price rises for consumers would hardly be welcome either.”   “It's unknown because Labour aren't saying what they'd actually charge.  There's almost no detail associated with the threatened tax, even on such key aspects as how much it'd be and where the money would go.”   “And it's unnecessary because income generated by Kiwi businesses in the rural sector already gets taxed.  Margins can be tight, so let's not push them over the edge as Labour are suggesting."   “By contrast, National has been able to create the necessary conditions for our strong national economy – including the rural sector – without introducing punitive tax measures.”   “The only way that the northwest can ensure our rural sector doesn't get hit by Labour's new water tax is to Party Vote National in the next month's election.”   Media Contact: Chris Penk 021 0230 6106   Authorised by C Penk, Unit 5B, 84 Main Road, Kumeu   Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Research and Innovation Funding Round 2017-08-11T04:55:43Z dementia-and-aged-care-services-dacs-research-and-innovation-funding-round LifeTec is pleased to be awarded DACS funding for an innovative digital project in the aged care sector. This competitive funding round provides seed funding for innovative projects that support older Australians to access the care they need, where and when they need it. These grants will help strengthen the capacity of our aged care sector, consumers and their families to prepare for future challenges. Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP said the projects will help the aged care sector remain flexible and adapt to new needs as Australia’s population ages. “This funding will help to identify barriers that restrict access and choice for consumers in the current aged care system and make sure the special needs of consumers from diverse backgrounds are met, both appropriately and sensitively,” Minister Wyatt said. LifeTec will be engaged in launching a digital learning project supporting people living with dementia to stay in their own home. A range of digital resources will grow capabilities in the sector, enabling people to engage with the benefits offered by smart assistive technologies for people living with dementia. For further information please contact:  ​Zoe du Cann |  Learning and Development Coordinator - LifeTec AustraliaD:  07 3552 9051 (Direct Line)   1300 543 383E: ZoeDuCann@lifetec.org.au Applications open for iconic Australian leadership program 2017-08-11T00:30:04Z applications-open-for-iconic-australian-leadership-program Applications are currently open for Australia’s iconic and challenging leadership development program announced Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. “We are currently looking for leaders from rural, regional and remote Australia, who are willing to be immersed in a series of unique experiences to develop their leadership capabilities,” said Matt. The Australian Rural Leadership Program Course 25 will take over 30 people from different backgrounds, industries and communities on a challenging 15-month program over five sessions, across Australia and Indonesia. “Our generous sponsors provide scholarships of $55,000 for leaders from different industries to undertake this life-changing program. This investment then goes beyond the individual leader to their organisation, industry and community through their impact as maturing leaders,” said Matt. “Scholarships are available for individuals involved in primary industries, agribusiness, the arts, policy and advocacy, health, economic development and the environment.” The program gives participants the opportunity to develop their understanding of: self and others; ethics, values and social responsibility; and engaging with their industry, community and region. They will develop their ability to think critically and gain a supportive network of people across different sectors and regions. “Our goal is to develop people who can lead in their community or industry, and work for the “greater good” of Australia. We have been developing leaders for 25 years and the impact our leaders have made is immense,” said Matt. The program will run from July 2018 to October 2019. Applications close 30 September 2017. For more information or to apply, visit rural-leaders.org.au DEVELOP YOUR PSYCHIC INTUITION WITH DEE GIBSON, AUSTRALIA’S LEADING NUMEROLOGIST 2017-08-07T00:30:19Z develop-your-psychic-intuition-with-dee-gibson-australia-s-leading-numerologist-1 As part of her newly formed Intuitive Collective—a workshop-based program aiming to teach people the necessary ability to tap into their intuition—Dee has set out to guide humanity to develop their innate psychic abilities with her Develop Your Psychic Intuition course. This workshop will help participants understand their own personality through Numerology and learn to use their natural psychic gifts of intuition. Dee seeks to create a warm, happy, and fun environment for growth with hands-on training within a small group, allowing everyone to receive personal, intimate guidance. “We are here to strengthen the outcome of spirit to raise the vibrations of the universe in which we live,” says Dee when asked about the meaning behind her courses and events. Dee’s workshops are designed to ignite a person’s natural intuition, to guide their spirit to sparkle. True to her experience, she has taught a variety of courses in psychic mediumship and numerology, as well as being an avid public speaker on the subject. Her latest workshop involved everyone from business mentors, accountants, musicians, and stay-at-home mums, proving that intuition can be harnessed for everyone, no matter the walk of life. Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST South Barwon Community Centre 33 Mount Pleasant Road Belmont, VIC 3216 Australia Prices range from $148.02 to $163.77 and only a small number of spots are open to keep the group intimate. In order to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-intuitive-collective-develop-your-psychic-intuition-with-dee-gibson-in-geelong-tickets-35775042114 About Dee Gibson Renowned psychic medium, numerologist, author, public speaker, and former truck driver, Dee Gibson is a person of many talents and roles. Her lifework has been researching and learning numbers in their historical context, their mystic relevance, and phenomena, making her an expert in her field. Dee the author of numerous books including Easy Baby Numerology, Numbers Game, Soul Numbers, and the Finding Your Beautiful Uniqueness Through Numerology online course. she is currently writing The Psychic Truck Driver, a series of stories of her mix of spirit connection and driving around Australia in her truck. She lives in Portarlington, Victoria on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsular. Her website can be found at www.deegibson.com.au 4 TIPS TO A MORE CONFIDENT YOU 2017-08-07T00:09:12Z 4-tips-to-a-more-confident-you GEELONG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — Ask any professional and they will all tell you, confidence is a key ingredient to business success. A mindset of positive self-belief has the power to propel you forward to photographic financial independence and the life of your dreams. Being real and positive will actually make for a more productive and happy work environment. Below are four tips to help shape your mind for the best success: Be Optimistic. Try your best not to be pessimistic or cynical. Nothing will pull down your motivation faster than negativity. Do yourself a favour and be kind towards your vision and business—and yourself. Be grateful for your own unique journey. Celebrate the small accomplishments as well as the big. Watch your internal language, our self talk is the crucial difference between being real or not. If you say "I can't" or "I'm not good enough" then your brain looks for evidence to make that true. Become conscious of your language and change it to "now I get to explore how" your brain will look for answers you haven't considered. Never Stop Learning. Know your craft, but also remember to learn the business side of things. Creatives often neglect the fact we need to know how to do both. Go to business seminars. For example, Annie’s series of programs activate all you need to progress your photography business, an invaluable learning opportunity lies here. Experiment with photographic techniques. Soak up all you can and never stop doing so. Seeing your growth will bolster your confidence. Know Your Market and Yourself. Know Your Market and Yourself. It’s a good idea to know your competitors, but there’s no need to be worried about them or what are they doing that you can emulate. You just being you and learning that's the reason clients will come will be the hardest lesson you'll learn.Also, know yourself. Why do you want this? What will it take? Are you willing to work for it? Establish clear objectives. Set realistic, measurable, and attainable goals. Don’t be vague. Fake It ’Til You Make It. Clichéd, yes, but for a reason. Doubt is a part of everyone’s life, but you don’t have to feed it. Instead, make the conscious choice to believe in yourself and your business and watch how the magic unfolds. Don’t let doubt hold you prisoner and stop you from taking risks. About Annie Annie Murray is one of Australia’s leading photographic marketing experts, the owner of Murray Studios, and the founder of the “Finding Your Beautiful” campaign. She is also the mind behind Annieography, a teaching and mentoring website. Annieography is hardcore marketing of the highest level, unseen in the industry before. “It’s not a do-it-yourself program; it is all about taking someone by the hand and giving them all the training they need for a 6 figure business,” says Annie. Melbourne to host Victoria’s first SMSF Expo 2017-08-06T21:57:36Z melbourne-to-host-victoria-s-first-smsf-expo Melbourne will host Victoria’s first Self-Managed Super Fund Expo focused on a “one-stop shop” where superannuation service providers will meet SMSF trustees, new clients considering setting up an SMSF and industry professionals. The SMSF Expo is supported by the SMSF Association, Australia’s leading independent, professional body representing Australia’s self-managed super fund sector. The Expo will run from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April 2018 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.   SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says: “The SMSF Expo is an exciting concept, especially with evidence showing more people will opt for an SMSF as their superannuation vehicle of choice in the coming years.   “It’s critical that people with an SMSF or considering setting up a fund explore the market fully and engage with product and service providers that best suit their needs. The SMSF Expo is the ideal setting for this to happen.   “Our research shows that trustees are thirsty for information. A recent trustee survey about what they wanted from the Association found that the top two priority areas were education and information on SMSF structure and compliance, followed by access to different asset classes and SMSF service providers.   “Having more than 14 years’ experience of providing quality education and information to the SMSF sector, the opportunity for the Association to be involved in an SMSF Expo catering for a trustee audience is invaluable.”   The event is organised by Exhibitions and Events Australia, the nation’s largest exhibition organiser of consumer events, renowned for its innovative, exciting shows and for delivering stakeholders a high return on investment.   “Exhibitions provide a unique opportunity for businesses to display product, present what is new and different, develop contacts, foster business relationships and sell services to a targeted audience of buyers. “Therefore, the SMSF Expo is the ideal vehicle to showcase and grow the self-managed superannuation fund industry” says Jane Ford, Managing Director of Exhibitions and Events Australia. With 100 exhibitors, workshops and seminars, the Expo will feature products and services from leading Fund Managers, Financial Planners, Administrators, Auditors, Legal & Estate Planners, Investments, Associations, Statutory Authorities, Accountants, Banking and Finance and Insurance. Tailored for the consumer and the trade, visitors will find everything they need to make informed decisions and keep up to date with the SMSF sector.       Diary Note SMSF Expo selfmanagedsupershow.com.au Friday 27 - Sunday 29 April 2018 Melbourne Exhibition Centre - ends - THE FOUR-FACTOR MODEL FOR CHANGING LIVES 2017-08-01T02:46:45Z the-four-factor-model-for-changing-lives BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — When people look for change, they need to be supported by a model that identifies the significance of the quality of communication between client and their therapist. The ability of a wellness practitioner to demonstrate empathy, build rapport, and genuinely listen can facilitate change.The absence of these will block any positive alterations to their well-being and can disrupt positive communication. Too often practitioners try to squeeze a client into a model of therapy that may not be suited for them and their personality, and this is no good for anyone. There is no one-size-fits-all model for working with people. However, the statistics below can aid therapists in developing their own strategy of promoting positive transformation within their clients. Positive transformation and communication are vital components for health restoration says Katina. Client and extra-therapeutic factors contribute 40% to change. Relationship factors account for 30% of the change. Model or technique factors attribute 15% to the change process. Hope and expectancy factors account for 15% of the change, according to Hubble, Duncan, and Miller. Taking cues from the four-factor model of cultural intelligence (CQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) can also help create a basis for communication. Both are made up of metacognitive CQ, cognitive CQ, motivational CQ, and behavioral CQ as relating to emotions and cultural contexts. As wellness practitioners working with people to support their physical and emotional health, it’s important that we have clarity about our understanding of human behavior and also about a range of different counseling models. This cache will enable flexibility to choose a communication approach that is most appropriate to the person. About Katina Gleeson Katina is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming; in a private practice operating in Hawthorne, Queensland. Alongside over 30 years in social work, she also facilitates teaching and workshops all over the country. She’s been hosting workshops for over 10 years and has assisted thousands of clients and other therapists in actioning positive change in their lives and the art of positive communication. Katina has a passion for the evolution of neuroplasticity and an unshakeable belief in people’s capacity for change. Katina facilitates sessions all over the globe with Skype. To learn more about Katina, please visit her website: http://www.focushypnotherapy.com.au/ Grant supports Afford to revamp Ashfield Lifestyle Centre garden 2017-08-01T02:14:22Z grant-supports-afford-to-revamp-ashfield-lifestyle-centre-garden ASHFIELD, 1 August 2017 - The Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) Ashfield Lifestyle Centre now boasts an enviable accessible garden and backyard area thanks to a Community Building Partnerships Grant made possible by the NSW State Government. Afford is a leading not-for-profit disability organisation that supports people living with disability across Sydney. Through Community Building Partnership Grants, Afford is able to provide further disability services the contribute to the health and wellbeing of clients. These new funds have enabled Ashfield Lifestyle Centre to transform the backyard area. Landscapers tore out old garden beds and dead vegetation and replaced these with new garden beds to be home to fresh flowers and a sensory herb garden. Fresh, new grass was laid and a spacious wheelchair accessible deck was also installed for clients to enjoy social gatherings, BBQs and celebrations such as birthdays. Staff at Afford Ashfield Lifestyle Centre say that the revamp of the backyard area has energised all those who attend the site and a new gardening program will be established to teach clients about food production. Ms Joanna Haylen MP, visited Ashfield Lifestyle Centre to talk to clients and staff about the renovation. Steven Herald, Afford CEO, says the garden transformation at Ashfield Lifestyle Centre is important in providing new life experiences for clients. "We are so grateful to receive this Community Building Partnerships Grant. It will greatly benefit the many clients who attend the service every week by providing them with a welcoming and beautiful area to enjoy the outdoors," Mr Herald explains. "The integration of a sensory garden will support Afford staff to use the garden as an educational experience for clients and the new accessible deck will serve as a place of sanctuary and also celebration for everyone at the Lifestyle Centre." Afford is one of Australia's longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations and continuously goes beyond traditional service offerings to deliver new life experiences, work opportunities and lifelong friendships. Afford is a registered charity and has been operating in NSW for 65 years, providing a range of disability supports to thousands of people across Sydney every day. For more information about Afford, visit www.afford.com.au or call 1300 233 673. ENDS Editor's Note: Images available on request 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 providing disability services to thousands of people across Sydney. The supports provided by Afford include: Shared Living; Overnight Respite; Social and Community Programs; Transition to Work Programs; Transition to Retirement Programs; Carer Support; Disability Employment Services; Supported Employment; Allied Health Support and Support Coordination. Afford's Project Princess aims to make dreams a reality for people living with disability 2017-08-01T02:10:16Z afford-s-project-princess-aims-to-make-dreams-a-reality-for-people-living-with-disability SYDNEY, 1 August 2017 - 'Project Princess' is a new initiative launched by the Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) that will support around 800 clients to feel and look their best at the annual Afford Gala Ball in September. The Project Princess initiative will see Afford work with community partners to dress clients in new or near-new dresses, gowns, suits, ties, formal costume jewellery and clutches donated by generous members of the community. The Afford Annual Gala Ball held at Penrith Panthers is a highly anticipated event for Afford clients every year. Afford believes that everyone who attends the Ball deserves to feel - and look- like a prince or princess. Through the Project Princess initiative, Afford will support clients to select from a range of donated clothes and accessories that they believe will make them feel like a super star as they walk down the red carpet at the Afford Gala Ball. Drop off points for donations have been arranged across Sydney. Emma Husar, Member for Lindsay, has generously offered her office (331 High Street, Penrith) as a drop off point for any donations. Donations can also be arranged by contacting Afford representative, Cristina on  0404 206 007. Steven Herald, Afford CEO, says that the organisation has launched Project Princess to ensure that every client attending the Ball feels special. "The annual Afford Gala Ball is held for the single purpose of being a celebration for our clients. Many of our clients haven't ever attended a school formal or may not have the money to purchase the formal wear that they want to make them feel special," Mr Herald explained. "That's why Afford has launched Project Princess this year. We want every one of our clients to feel like a prince or princess. It is their night to shine and Afford's Project Princess is one way that we can help support clients to feel and look their best on the evening." Ms Husar said the call for donations of pre-loved and new formal wear, as well as  hair and beauty services gave the community an opportunity to be a part of Afford Annual Gala Ball. “I attended last year’s inaugural Afford Gala Ball and it was one of the highlights of my year, seeing the absolute joy on so many faces,” said Ms Husar. “This year I’m joining with Afford to ask our generous local community, to give people with lifelong disabilities, a magical night." “People buy formal dresses and suits, often for a one-time-wear and then they sit in the cupboard,” she said. “This is a great way to repurpose them for a great cause.” Afford is a leading not-for-profit disability organisation that supports people living with disability across Sydney. It is one of Australia's longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations and continuously goes beyond traditional service offerings to deliver new life experiences, work opportunities and lifelong friendships. Afford is a registered charity and has been operating in NSW for 65 years, providing a range of disability supports to thousands of people across Sydney every day. 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 providing disability services to thousands of people across Sydney. The supports provided by Afford include: Shared Living; Overnight Respite; Social and Community Programs; Transition to Work Programs; Transition to Retirement Programs; Carer Support; Disability Employment Services; Supported Employment; Allied Health Support and Support Coordination. Fascinating stories behind the islands surrounding Brisbane & Gold Coast 2017-07-27T04:04:12Z fascinating-stories-behind-the-islands-surrounding-brisbane-amp-gold-coast Boat hire with stories & info to go too. The region of Gold Coast & Brisbane has a vast array of historic stories hidden in the surrounding islands.  Their location means that over the last couple of centuries they have seen wars, European settlement, and generally watched the two cities evolve into some of the biggest cities in the country and even the world. A lot of the area is protected as environmentally significant habitats & heritage listed sites which is why the area has remained an idyllic spot for locals and tourists alike. Lots of customers were hiring boats but didn't really know much about the locations we were sending them to. The 3 major islands; Bribie, Moreton & Stradbroke island protect the bay from the harsh Pacific Ocean swells, giving gorgeous, flat blue waters for boaties to enjoy. It is this gorgeous, protected water that led us in to hiring out performance boats capable of exploring these islands and taking groups on tours to share the outstanding beauty and history behind them. Coastal Ventures went in search of fascinating stories and information about all of these islands and has condensed it all into one, easy to read guide.  Complete with how to access, GPS co-ordinates & other great info. Local Melbourne business woman nominated for Influencer award. 2017-07-27T02:37:26Z local-melbourne-business-woman-nominated-for-influencer-award The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family. Natalie is a Melbourne based Mum and founder of Miracle Mama, an online resource that empowers and inspires mothers with special needs children. Through coaching, community and heart-centered collaborations, her mission is to create a space for women to reconnect with themselves and what is most important to them. Natalie is a passionate writer, speaker and coach. She also has a background in both the corporate and wellness worlds, with experience in Sales & Marketing as well as being a Yoga and Meditation teacher. There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Natalie explains: "The ability to follow our personal dreams as well as enjoy the precious time of raising our children." Yet the initially she lost the balance of work – life – motherhood, when her youngest daughter Chiara had suffered a stroke. As a result, Chiara was left with a serious brain-injury that would impede her ability to ever walk, talk or live a long life. "All of a sudden my life was catapulted into hospitals, therapies and the unknown. Due to high medical needs of my daughter I could not keep up with my yoga business at the time. Unfortunately, I had to close the business and focus on Chiara and her medical needs. Not to mention coming to terms with such a life changing diagnosis for our daughter and what that meant for her and our family as a whole. A few years on I decided to create an online business, that would be a culmination of my background in corporate, yoga, coaching and writing and deliver to the mums who needed it most, special needs mothers. It can very isolating when you have a medically fragile child, so the power of community and connection for the special needs mums has been incredible. Creating an online business helped to create flexible time and space to combine my work with my most revered role, motherhood. It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Natalie gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. ”Do your research, take your time but never stop chasing your dreams”. Natalie is in the running to be recognised as one of Australia's most outstanding mums in business, nominated under the "Influencer Award" category. You can help by voting for her via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ausmum17 Round 2 voting starts 24th July and ends 13th August. For an interview with Natalie Roberts Mazzeo contact 0413 296 288, http://www.miraclemama.com.au natalie@miraclemama.com.au The winners of the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday 25th August. For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or hello@ausmumpreneur.com The perfect Father’s Day gift: become a thoroughbred racehorse owner 2017-07-27T02:28:43Z the-perfect-father-s-day-gift-become-a-thoroughbred-racehorse-owner Sydney, 27 July 2017 - Forget supercar experience days, socks and tandem skydives. For the first time this Father’s Day, the perfect gift option is available: affordable part-ownership of a thoroughbred racehorse. A new website, called miRunners,  offers digital racehorse ownership experiences to anyone in Australia. It makes it easy and affordable for anyone to be a part-owner of a pedigree thoroughbred racehorse: ownership units cost  just $165 each, with a small monthly management and care fee capped at $15 per month. For the first time, ownership units can be bought via mobile or desktop in a few clicks. “Owning a part of a  thoroughbred racehorse in this way is an amazing Father’s Day gift idea,” says miRunners executive chairman Chris Ryan. “Until now, fewer than 100,000 Australians have been able to afford to own a racehorse, because ownership has been expensive and complicated. Yet millions engage in the sport. Now, anyone can enjoy a wonderful racehorse ownership experience.” MiRunners purchased its first colt for $165,000 in the Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sales event in January 2017, and created 1,000 equal ‘ownership units’ with no mark-up to unit owners. The colt is being trained by leading trainer Kris Lees, one of the most sought-after trainers in Australia. Families wanting to buy a unit as a Father’s Day gift can simply go to the miRunners web site, enter their details, and with a credit card and a few clicks, become a part-owner.  “For most families and dads, ownership will be a new concept.  Race fans or those with a love of horses will instantly love the idea, and now anyone looking to buy an unusual Father’s Day gift that lasts will too,” says Chris Ryan. “Dad can share that experience with the whole family, as part of this new community of co-owners. Trainer Kris Lees updates owners each week via app or email on the colt’s progress and development. Everything from track training to playing in the paddock are captured and shared, with expert commentary. And there’s nothing more exciting than being at a race on race day as an owner.” As one owner says, “The way miRunners keeps us owners involved with everything the colt does is fantastic.” Once the colt starts its racing career, winnings will be divided equally per unit share. To saddle up for Father’s Day, go to https://mirunners.com/gift-certificates/. Ends. Note to editors & writers: photographs available on request. MiRunners is at: https://mirunners.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mirunnersdotcom/ https://twitter.com/miRunnersDotCom https://www.facebook.com/miRunnersDotCom For more information, contact: Alan Smith, Digivizer, 0404 432 700 Chris Ryan, miRunners, 0457 092 666 Breaking News - ASX Listed G Medical Signs Binding MOU for US $67.5M for China Distribution 2017-07-27T01:24:14Z breaking-news-asx-listed-g-medical-signs-binding-mou-for-us-67-5m-for-china-distribution ASX Announcement 27 July 2017 G MEDICAL SIGNS BINDING MOU FOR CHINA DISTRIBUTION VALUED AT US$67.5M •Binding MOU signed with Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. •Agreed terms include call centre cooperation and a minimum purchase order of Smartphone Prizmaunits within the first year. •Medical and ancillary support via Nurse and Physician staffed call centres and ‘Cloud’ services. Mobile health and e-health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (“G Medical” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“Agreement”) between its subsidiary G Medical Innovations Asia Limited and Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. (“Boletong”), for the distribution of G Medical’s products and for call centre and ‘Cloud’ services in the People’s Republic of China. G Medical Smartphone Prizma Purchase Order Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong has agreed to purchase a minimum quantity of units within the 1st Year of the G Medical Smartphone Prizma, and to provide associated support services for a minimum period of 60 months. Boletong will pay a pre-determined price for each unit, with the value of the agreement based on the minimum commitments being no less than US$67,500,000. The obligation to acquire the units commences on the granting of the CFDA certification to G Medical, which is currently in process. Support Services 1) Medical Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and G Medical will set up a medical call centreproviding support services from 50-60 Nurses and 3-5 General Practising Physicians. Boletong will be responsible for the recruitment of the Nurses and General Practising Physicians, andthe establishment of the call centre. 2) ‘Cloud’ Subscription and Support Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and/or G Medical will provide; a) Automated Cloud algorithm interpretation services, for biomedical signals 20170727_GMV - Binding MOU for China Distribution Page 2 of 3 b )Level 1 services including, Live and/or automated end-user technical support c) Level 2 services including, hardware (device) support, replacement/repairs Marketing and advertising G Medical agreed to contribute an immaterial portion of the per unit price as marketing and investment for Boletong's promotion of the products and services in China, with such payments to be set-off against payment of the purchase orders by Boletong. Non-competition Boletong and its associations are subject to non-competition restraints for the period of the Agreement, and ending five years after its termination (unless G Medical is found by a Court to have breached the Agreement). These non-competition restraints extend to competing with the products or services of G Medical. G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce yet another significant relationship for G Medical within the ever-growing and lucrative Chinese territory. To have further increased our purchase commitment for our G Medical Smartphone Prizma devices, over and above our existing agreements, is an exceptional outcome with a key partner in Boletong. This adds further to our robust, multi-year revenue stream for the Company, particularly within the first year of a CFDA approval being granted”. “I have met with the executives of Boletong, and whilst in China have visited their facilities and operations. Boletong operates in 16+ provinces and works with the National Public Health care system and acts as a distributor of medical services for the government. Boletong is currently working with several large healthcare organisations such as Wanda, a medical company which is positioned in the top three in their area, and along with telecom carriers such as China Telecom. Boletong is also supported through investment from a large and reputable group in Beijing. Our team, has invested more than 3 months in bringing this MOU to fruition, during which time we were able to satisfy ourselves as to Boletong's strong financial position, their key government partnerships in place, and the ability to deliver all aspects under our agreement.” “This relationship is a significant strategic partnership, allowing the roll out the Company’s medical and ancillary support services within the Chinese territory, for both our professional call centre and Cloud based systems”. Ends Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 www.otsana.com About Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd. (Boletong) is a hi-tech medical and healthcare company invested by Beijing Honghui Group which has businesses in medicine, investment, drug store automation system and new energy areas, based in China. Boletong focuses on the production and sales of medical devices, membership healthcare management systems and R&D and applications for the National Basic Public Healthcare Project Solution. Boletong is currently one of the top 16 service providers for the national public healthcare system. Boletong is located in Jinan Hi-tech Technology Development Area, Shandong province. Boletong’s website is www.sdboletong.com About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX:GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company brings forth the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit www.gmedinnovations.com FINANCIAL EXPERT PHILIPPA HUNT, URGES WOMEN TO QUESTION THE STATUS QUO 2017-07-25T03:45:15Z financial-expert-philippa-hunt-urges-women-to-question-the-status-quo This advice comes in light of statistics released this year by the Australian Bureau revealing once again that women have a much lower superannuation balance than men of the same age. The survey also showed that in 2014-15, the labour force participation rate of people aged 20-74 years was 65.1% for women and 78.3% for men. In addition, the bureau’s last gender release study showed that 44 percent of employed women worked part time in 2015-16, compared with 15 percent of men. These relatively high rates of women working part time have remained much the same over the last decade. What does this mean for women? Fewer hours worked equals less superannuation. There are many solutions to closing the gender gap in finances however ultimately while the imbalance still exists, women need access to practical tools to secure their own financial freedom. Women are living longer ultimately meaning they require more money to live, and while gender disparity continues to exist for a variety of complex reasons, according to Ms.Hunt, women can take charge. "Women from of all walks of life can use transformative strategies to regain control," says Philippa. “We are currently remediating and improving programs,  creating systems that have evolved over the last 10 years, giving women the tools to benefit their lives financially. It is an exciting time in our area of expertise,” says the passionate advocate. Philippa is a renowned money mentor who says that many women are looking at retirement with a question mark, or find themselves pondering a new direction in business, employment or even saving for their child’s education. Or perhaps the goal posts in life have changed, and they want to invest in a goal. The freedom that being in control of money brings with it the socio-economic benefits, self-esteem and a joyful life that can be relieved from money stress." Many years of Philippa’s  life has been spent working on women’s issues and groups serving as a past member of the Women In Finance Committee. It is through this advocacy that she gravitated to helping women establish new patterns that could transform mindsets and actuate positive outcomes. For more information about Philippa and Wise Girl's Money Academy go to: http://philippahunt.com.au Philippa Hunt is Australia’s answer to Financial Mentoring and capability. She is an expert in Business, Finance, Psychology and has a passion for working on women’s issues and with groups. It is through this advocacy that she gravitated to helping women establish new patterns that could transform their mindsets and (actuate) create positive outcomes for them. The Wisegirls Money Academy education program recently launched is designed to bridge the gap between women and to develop their financial capability and integrity.