The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-09-25T23:04:59Z NEW ZEALAND KIDS OUTSMART THEIR AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION 2017-09-25T23:04:59Z new-zealand-kids-outsmart-their-australian-counterparts-in-trans-tasman-maths-competition-1 Students from a primary school in Alfriston, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand to win first prize in the inaugural Matific Games – a maths competition run by leading online maths resource Matific. Alfriston School, just outside Auckland, was one of thousands of primary schools who took part in the Trans-Tasman competition in August/September 2017, and won the top prize of $20,000. Brent Hughes, former teacher and Teacher Educator at Matific said: “The idea behind the Matific Games was to introduce a fun and engaging way for primary school kids to enjoy and learn maths and we are absolutely delighted at the level of enthusiasm and participation we’ve seen from this first event.” The Matific Games was based around participation by students and teachers using the Matific education resource. During the competition, students took part in over 7 million maths activities in just under two weeks. Winning schools, students and teachers will share a prize pool of over $50,000. Michelle McCarty, Principal at Alfriston School commented: “We are super proud of the way the whole school has engaged in the Matific competition and are delighted to have won first prize. At Alfriston School, students having ownership of their learning is important to us and the competition provided a forum for students to put forward their ideas for how the school could be successful. Those ideas were acted on with each student agreeing to set a personal goal of 50 stars each; with many far exceeding that goal. “Students loved the interactive challenges across all strands of the Mathematics curriculum and their progress and achievement has clearly been significant, including their individual and collective attitudes and approaches to learning the subject. We even had students wanting to stay at school past the end of the school day to ensure we could put points on the board! The feedback we have received to date is that the prize money is nothing short of fantastic, as is the way that all members of the school community pulled together to make this a success. Thank you to Matific for making this possible.” In a survey undertaken with schools using the Matific resource, 87% of kids said Matific helped them learn maths, 90% said they want to keep playing Matific after the games and 79% said that they would like or love Matific to be their homework. Being a former primary school maths teacher, Brent Hughes said that this research was a fantastic step forward for children. “We’re seeing a real attitudinal change from Years K to 6 kids regarding their approach to learning maths; the fact that nearly 80% told us they wanted maths as their homework just shows how much we are helping to change children’s attitudes towards maths in a positive way.” With seven New Zealand schools finishing in the top ten, Brent went on to say: “We’re delighted at the level of achievement we’ve seen by kids in New Zealand and it’s great to see some Tran–Transman rivalry go the way of the Kiwis in this fantastic new maths competition.” The top three winning schools are: Alfriston School, Alfriston, New Zealand Rosehill Intermediate, Papakura, New Zealand Bramfield Park Primary School, Maddington, Western Australia Background Matific is part of global educational technology company whose founders include top Australian businessman Leon Kamenev, who has launched a number of high profile online companies including Menulog and HotelClub. The aim of Matific is to make maths fun and engaging for all students and this competition was launched to introduce schools to a new, fun and simple way of approaching maths that simultaneously helps young students develop a lifelong appreciation for the subject and its applications. The Matific resource, which is currently in 45 countries and translated into 26 languages, has been getting excellent results and making inroads in both the New Zealand and Australian education systems, following the 2014/2015 TIMSS findings which revealed both countries’ primary maths standards were slipping, sitting at 491 and 517 respectively. Given the decline in numeracy standards in New Zealand and Australia, highlighted by PISA and TIMSS, Matific is committed to supporting primary school teachers in the classroom and helping them get students engaged in maths at an early age. www.matific.com Interviews and photography with/of the winning schools and Brent Hughes from Matific are available on request – please contact Emma Kirkaldy at Polkadot Communications on 0406 025 771 or Tiffany Yuen on 02 9281 4190. AUSTRALIAN KIDS OUTSMARTED BY THEIR NEW ZEALAND COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION 2017-09-25T22:56:59Z australian-kids-outsmarted-by-their-new-zealand-counterparts-in-trans-tasman-maths-competition-1 Students from a primary school in Alfriston, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand to win first prize in the inaugural Matific Games – a maths competition run by leading online maths resource Matific. Alfriston School, just outside Auckland, was one of thousands of primary schools who took part in the Trans-Tasman competition in August/September 2017, and won the top prize of $20,000. However, Bramfield Primary School in Maddington, WA came third in the competition, winning a $2,000 cash prize and two other Aussie schools finished in the top ten (Minmi Public School and Clover Hill State School in Mudgeeraba, QLD). Brent Hughes, former teacher and Teacher Educator at Matific said: “The idea behind the Matific Games was to introduce a fun and engaging way for primary school kids to enjoy and learn maths and we are absolutely delighted at the level of enthusiasm and participation we’ve seen from this first event.” The Matific Games was based around participation by students and teachers using the Matific education resource. During the competition, students took part in over 7 million maths activities in just under two weeks. Winning schools, students and teachers will share a prize pool of over $50,000. Michelle McCarty, Principal at Alfriston School commented: “We are super proud of the way the whole school has engaged in the Matific competition and are delighted to have won first prize. Students loved the interactive challenges across all strands of the Mathematics curriculum and their progress and achievement has clearly been significant, including their individual and collective attitudes and approaches to learning the subject. We even had students wanting to stay at school past the end of the school day to ensure we could put points on the board! Thank you to Matific for making this possible.” In a survey undertaken with schools using the Matific resource, 87% of kids said Matific helped them learn maths, 90% said they want to keep playing Matific after the games and 79% said that they would like or love Matific to be their homework. With seven New Zealand schools finishing in the top ten, Brent Hughes went on to say: “We’re delighted at the level of achievement we’ve seen by kids in New Zealand and it’s great to see some Tran–Transman rivalry go the way of the Kiwis in this fantastic new maths competition.” The top three winning schools are: Alfriston School, Alfriston, New Zealand Rosehill Intermediate, Papakura, New Zealand Bramfield Park Primary School, Maddington, Western Australia Background Matific is part of global educational technology company, whose founders include top Australian businessman Leon Kamenev, who has launched a number of high profile online companies including Menulog and HotelClub. The aim of Matific is to make maths fun and engaging for all students and this competition was launched to introduce schools to a new, fun and simple way of approaching maths that simultaneously helps young students develop a lifelong appreciation for the subject and its applications. The Matific resource has been getting excellent results and making inroads in both the New Zealand and Australian education systems, following the 2014/2015 TIMSS findings which revealed both countries’ primary maths standards were slipping, sitting at 491 and 517 respectively. Given the decline in numeracy standards in New Zealand and Australia, highlighted by PISA and TIMSS, Matific is committed to supporting primary school teachers in the classroom and helping them get students engaged in maths at an early age. In a survey undertaken with schools using the Matific resource, 87% of kids said Matific helped them learn maths, 90% said they want to keep playing Matific after the games and 79% said that they would like or love Matific to be their homework. www.matific.com Interviews and photography with/of the winning schools and Brent Hughes from Matific are available on request – please contact Emma Kirkaldy at Polkadot Communications on 0406 025 771 or Tiffany Yuen on 02 9281 4190. SheLeadsTech™ to Debut at CSX North America 2017-09-04T03:23:55Z sheleadstechtm-to-debut-at-csx-north-america Sydney, Australia (4 September 2017) — Aiming to increase the participation and impact of women in technology leadership and workforce roles, ISACA will launch its SheLeadsTech™ advocacy and program initiatives at CSX 2017 North America, a Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) conference being held in Washington DC, 2-4 October. In addition to this, SheLeadsTech will host networking, program and campaign events at additional ISACA and partner events through the remainder of 2017 and throughout 2018. With support and guidance from the business technology professional community worldwide, ISACA has honed strategy and programming elements to focus on three areas—awareness-building, preparing women for leadership roles through training, and global alliances. Through participation, partnerships, increased presence and programming efforts, SheLeadsTech plans to drive change and to end gender inequality across the technology profession spectrum. “With the ever-growing technology workforce gap, especially in information and cyber security, and from entry-level to senior executive ranks, the demand for talent, skilled, experienced professionals is critical and clear. Women cannot and should not be left behind,” said Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISM, FACS CP, an ISACA Board Director and chair of the organisation’s Women’s Leadership Council. “By engaging and supporting growth in the current and future ranks of women technology leaders, they not only will become embedded in every sector of the global tech economy, but will drive it to improved performance, emphasising innovation and the positive potential of technology,” Stewart-Rattray added. Stewart-Rattray and Tara Wisniewski, ISACA Managing Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs, have long championed women in technology issues at the organisation. Other members of the Women’s Leadership Council include Abedin, as well as Gail Coury, CISA, CISM, CISO, Oracle Cloud, Tracey Lawrance, CRISC, head of GRC and Resilience, Airservices Australia; Sarah Orton, CISA IT audit director, AstraZeneca; and Shan Senanayake, CISA, information security manager, Ascendant Group Ltd. For more information on SheLeadsTech visit SheLeads.Tech. More information and registration for the CSX 2017 North America Conference is available at: CSX 2017 North America. ### About ISACA Nearing its 50th year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Technology powers today’s world and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Harriet Hall, 0401 068 041, hhall@daylightagency.com.au Roman Pte Melbourne, a Sure Path to Success in Pte Academic Test 2017-06-30T02:38:01Z roman-pte-melbourne-a-sure-path-to-success-in-pte-academic-test Roman PTE Melbourne, a top-class PTE Academic Center in Melbourne is proud to inform the public about its PTE study center. Roman PTE Melbourne runs a world-class PTE Academic preparation courses. Sometimes, the best way to prepare for PTE test is to join a class and receive lectures from experienced teachers. Roman PTE Melbourne has been able to place cutting-edge methodologies and technologies at the heart of its service. Not only does Roman PTE Melbourne teach students on speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also reflects real life settings, as well as testing students’ academic skills.Dr. Roman Pathak, the founder of Roman PTE Melbourne said “Our aim at The Roman PTE Melbourne is to help our students achieve success in the Pearson Test of English or PTE. In line with this, our trainers cater to the students' needs by providing top quality PTE coaching. Our class, as well as personal study space, is fully equipped with laptops and projectors. We use digital ink and interactive whiteboard to facilitate your learning. Our study space areas are distraction-free zone and they are constantly monitored by highly skilled mentors.”Roman PTE Melbourne structured its curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the students best.  All students are provided with tailored materials to excel in the PTE academic test. At the same time, any student can book free one-to-one sessions with tutors if they require any extra help. The study center has a unique learning model in which students are taken through each aspect of the exam with ample opportunities to explore the individual strength and weakness. The formula has been so effective that already hundreds of students have received incredible scores in their exams. The proof of this can be seen by exploring the past result section on Roman PTE Melbourne website or by visiting the study center.###About Dr. Roman PathakDr. Roman Pathak is the founder of Roman PTE Melbourne.  He is a national scholarship winner, a clinical doctor with papers published in several reputed journals, Australian Master’s Degree in Public Health and Health Administration. He has unique experience in teaching ESL students for more than 12 years. Despite having a lucrative career in clinical practice or health sector, he is passionate about teaching English.  He scored the perfect score of 9 in all the communicative and enabling score of PTE four times, he also holds a score of 9 in all the modules of IELTS.About PTE AcademicPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Accepted by Universities and Colleges in UK, Australia and USA.as proof of English language proficiency for a range of visa categories. PTE Academic is accepted by over 4000 academic programs worldwide, as well as by the UK Visa & Immigration department. PTE Academic operates test centers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, as well as in over 50 countries worldwide.For more information, please contact: 1/38-42 Byron Street, Footscray, Melbourne 3011www.romanptemelbourne.com.auEmail: admin@romanptemelbourne.com.auTel: (+61) 0416081000 Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly: First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages 2017-02-09T22:25:43Z aussie-app-dotalk-breaks-down-language-barriers-instantly-first-free-messaging-app-provides-real-time-and-accurate-translation-of-up-to-90-languages Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly  First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages  Sydney, Australia – February 10, 2017 – DoTalk, the first free, instant, voice- activated translation chat app has officially launched today. Invented locally in Cairns, Australia, DoTalk breaks down all barriers to communication, with the ability to rapidly translate chats in words and voice, in up to 90 different languages. Created with accessibility in mind, DoTalk is available across all iOS and Android Smartphones and any Internet connected devices.   DoTalk’s proprietary technology enables users to simultaneously engage in cross-language communications easily and more accurately than any other messaging app available, with six different translation APIs and speech recognition tools combining to provide the most accurate translations possible.   Users have the option to message either via text or a ‘hold & talk’ microphone, and can also conduct group chat with up to 10 people in multiple languages in real time. The interface is intuitive, with inviting contacts and adding language and accent being a simple process.   “Our goal with DoTalk was to create a free, fun and easy-to-use app which provides an open forum for people to easily connect and communicate, regardless of language barriers or location and without delay,” says Aussie founder, Reno Nicastro.   “With applications across everyday life, from business to travel, dating and everything in between, now nothing will be lost in translation. We live in a truly global economy so DoTalk has benefits for absolutely everyone.”   “Whether you are travelling, booking a cab or hotel overseas, want to communicate with international relatives, someone exotic you’ve met online, as the modern-day pen pal, or you just want to learn another language – DoTalk is the tool to connect you to people regardless of where they are or what language they speak.”   The language industry is big business, with the worldwide language services market growing at an annual rate of 5.52% according to The Common Sense Advisory, 2016 Report. The size of the overall global language industry in 2016 was estimated at $40 Billion (USD), with estimates of up to $45 Billion by 2020.    Already trialled extensively in beta testing, DoTalk has registered users from a wide range of countries and languages, with English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French and Indonesian proving the most commonly used in the app.   Nicastro and his team are focused on continuous development within the app, and will utilise user feedback to add more features and functionality over time that will further enable broader industry applications including regional/global conference calls, customer service, education, media and customer engagement.   “As the market continues on a growth trajectory, we believe we have assembled an exceptional team and that we have the best messaging app platform in the market. We are currently working on DoTalk Premium applications that will run with the current DoTalk Realtime Translation Technology Engine, and "DoTalk Team" for Business. DoTalk Premium will break down language barriers by providing real-time communications tools to get the job done.”   “As a nation of travellers and world-beaters in business, it is only appropriate then that this app was conceived in Australia, and believe DoTalk will only further facilitate our ability to take on the world!”, Nicastro added.  Features DoTalk provides a fully integrated chat app service that includes the following features:   Real time translation of 90 different languages through the app or Internet enabled device Instant voice translation for 50+ languages Voice to text dictation Group chat including simultaneous translation in conference Private messaging Send and receive files Search and add friends 256 Bit encryption/MP4 file storage Instant sync across devices  Images and availability Please download images from the following link: DoTalk images. DoTalk can be accessed via web at DoTalk or downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.   For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:   Rebecca Blasina                                                     David Wolf Closer Communications                                          Closer Communicationsrebecca@closer.com.au                                         david@closer.com.au 0420 805 567                                                          0411 111 787  About DoTalk One world. One Language. Chat to anyone, anytime, anywhere, in 90 languages. DoTalk changes communication around the globe by removing the language barrier and allowing you to chat and translate your messages in real-time. DoTalk can also be used as an ordinary chat between friends in the same language. Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Call for Papers DEADLINE 23rd October 2016 & ECI Excellence Awards 2016-10-10T00:49:46Z early-childhood-intervention-eci-call-for-papers-deadline-23rd-october-2016-eci-excellence-awards 27th NSW/ACT Conference - Call for Papers Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED - 23rd October 2016 In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. ECIA NSW/ACT is inviting professionals to submit abstracts for presentations, workshops or panels that explore innovative practices, challenges, research and policy directions. Click here to view or download the 'Call for Papers' Flyer. Click here to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission.* *Note: The Abstract Submission Template may automatically begin downloading in your default browser. Check your browser or go to the Downloads folder on your computer to access this document. Read more... Excellence Awards The Excellence Awards aim to honour and recognise outstanding achievements in the ECI sector that have contributed to the improvement of the lives of children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The Excellence Award categories celebrate and acknowledges teams and organisations that demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families to achieve their goals. The ‘Excellence Awards’ will be presented for outstanding achievements in the ECI Industry at the NSW/ACT Conference on 25th - 26th May 2017 at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach. Award Categories The following award categories will be open for nominations: Outstanding family-centred practice Champion of Inclusion Team around the child Innovative practice Applications and Nominations Applications will open on 14th November 2016. Nominations must be for a team or organisation in the early childhood intervention sector operating in NSW or ACT and includes; early childhood educators, special educators, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, audiologists, social workers and psychologist. Applicants can self-nominate their team or organisation or nominate another team or organisation. Nominations for individuals will not be accepted. ECIA Members and Non Members are eligable to apply.* *Note: ECIA Members can nominate at no cost. Non ECIA Members are required to pay an application fee of $99 (inc. GST). Theme: ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future Location: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach Dates: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May 2017 Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 2017 Conference has as its theme ‘ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future’. This provides an exciting opportunity for service providers and professionals interested in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood, to come together with a focus on building the capacity of our sector and the community, understanding the NDIS and the impact on children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The conference will have a strong focus on the key issues affecting practice in early childhood intervention, now and into the future. State Conference Registrations NOW OPEN Register now to receive the Early Bird discount! Registrations for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future are now open. You can register to attend the two day conference on: Both days – Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2017 Day One Only – Thursday 25 May 2017 Day Two Only – Friday 26 May 2017 Two Days One Day Early Bird ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate* $505 $305 Early Bird Non-Member Rate* $585 $345 ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate $560 $360 Non-Member Rate $640 $400 *Early Bird rates will finish on 24th March 2017 If you have any queries about registering for the conference or need any further information, contact Libby Forsyth on (02) 9873 2593 or admin@ecia-nsw.org.au. Read more... AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T01:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au Sam & Nic Chapman Confirm First Australian Tour 2016-07-12T22:05:00Z sam-nic-chapman-confirm-first-australian-tour Sam and Nic Chapman, internationally renowned makeup artists, YouTube sensations and the names behind Real Techniques - Australia’s number one selling makeup brush collection, have today confirmed their very first Australian Tour this September 2016. In partnership with Priceline Pharmacy’s Beauty School campaign, Chemcorp International – the exclusive distributor of Real Techniques in Australia – are thrilled to confirm that the girls will be hosting events in Sydney and Melbourne. Fans of the brand and followers of their YouTube channel Pixiwoo will have the chance to meet the girls and take part in an exclusive one-off masterclass. About Real Techniques: Real Techniques brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever. Using only Taklon bristles, Real Techniques brushes are ultra plush and smoother than the hair you’ll find in other brushes. As Taklon is a synthetic fibre, all Real Techniques brushes are 100% cruelty-free. The soft fibres work to create a flawless, high-definition finish in any type of light – from sunlight to harsh indoor lighting. For further information or to arrange a pre-tour phone/email interview with Sam and Nic Chapman, contact: Lisa Solomons @ 360 PR – P: 02 9571 4448 M: 0416 175 518 E: lisa@360pr.com.au Rachel King @ 360 PR – P: 02 9571 4448 M: 0434 820 542 E: rachel@360pr.com.au Assignments Key Assignment Writing Services Reach Global Proportions 2016-06-24T07:27:52Z assignments-key-assignment-writing-services-reach-global-proportions Ask any foreign native student studying in colleges in the US, UK, Canada, Australia or other countries about college assignment submissions and they'll all tell you how difficult it is for them to complete the assignment on time while meeting the high standards of assignment expected of them. Today there are hundreds of online assignment writing and essay writing services that help students with assignment writing help. 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Liam Cridland, Senior Landscape Architect at MODE, as well as, Debra Cushing, Lecturer, and Gillian Lawson, the Head of the Landscape Architecture discipline at QUT, have praised the industry on supporting the up and coming landscape architects by allowing them an insight into the profession, and offering a real world perspective on the discipline’s critical role in building communities. “As part of MODE’s ethos, we support and encourage student work in our projects. We are right behind QUT’s real world methods and strive to provide students with opportunities to show off their work to industry leaders and design firms,” said Liam Cridland. The Industry Partner Exhibition will see students and their families, MODE, QUT and the project client attend the exhibition. Leading industry partner, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) will also be in attendance to view what the next generation of landscape architects have to offer. The Industry Exhibition will be a first for MODE, who will continue supporting QUT students specialising in design courses.   --ENDS   Photos can be supplied after the event. Essay Clues Providing High Quality Assignment Writing Services at Affordable Prices 2016-05-21T07:22:32Z essay-clues-providing-high-quality-assignment-writing-services-at-affordable-prices Essay Clues is your gateway to resolving all assignment writing problems. Every years hundreds and thousands of students from all over the world take admissions in colleges in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. Getting admission in top business colleges is not all that easy but sometimes more than the admission the studies could turn out to be difficult. At most colleges assignment writing is a dreaded thing especially if someone happens to be a non-native English student and in urgent need of assignment writing with assignment deadline not far away. 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AIQS quantity surveyors, by working side by side with the Victorian Government, will control costs, minimise risks, and provide certainty to ensure potential cost overruns experienced on some school projects undertaken during the BER are not repeated. Part of this cost control process is ensuring the procurement of contractors to deliver these projects is done in a manner to provide ‘value for money’ and not simply flood the market with projects. With rates for education projects ranging from $1,500/m2 to $4,500/m2 dependent on the scale of the work required, it is important that the 23 new schools and upgrades to 147 schools have this professional quantity surveyor advice from the initiation of each project. This will ensure that each project has a skilled professional as part of the team to assist in identifying and minimising risks associated with time, cost, quality, environment and safety. For more information, contact Peter Clack (AIQS President) on 02 8234 4000 or president@aiqs.com.au. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is the peak professional body for Quantity Surveying in Australia and Internationally, with over 4,000 Members. Through its leadership, Standards, and Code of Professional Conduct, AIQS ensures that practising Quantity Surveyors are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence. The Institute promotes AIQS Quantity Surveyor members in providing impartial, independent, expert advice which benefit construction and infrastructure projects, by ensuring that design and construction costs are managed as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Level 3, 70 Pitt St Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia (02) 8234 4000 www.aiqs.com.au TCS Awarded for Empowerment of Woman 2016-05-01T21:00:00Z tcs-awarded-for-empowerment-of-woman Sydney | Mumbai, May 2, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, was named Platinum winner in the “Empowerment of Women Award” category at the Global CSR Conference and Awards recently held in Bali, Indonesia. The Global CSR Summit & Awards raises awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a core strategic corporate function. It honors outstanding individuals and companies around the world for their contributions in seven areas of focus on environment preservation, community transformation and poverty alleviation, women’s rights and welfare, workplace practices and product innovations. Out of 200 entries received worldwide, a final selection of 42 companies were honored in seven award categories. TCS prevailed in the Empowerment of Woman category, named the Platinum awardee in a category that also included Bank Indonesia (Gold),
Mastercard Asia Pacific (Gold),
Qualcomm Wireless Reach (Silver),
PT Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia (Bronze). Melvin Chan, Founder of The Global CSR Summit & Awards commented: “This category was strongly contested. While the other contenders scored high in some areas, the overall highest average score went to TCS where they were excellent in showing the close integration of their gender equality policy with their business practices. The success of TCS' culture of inclusiveness and diversity is clearly evident in the strong contribution of their large women workforce towards their bottom lines." TCS won the Empowerment of Woman award specifically for its “TCS Go4IT” program in Australia. TCS Go4IT is designed to overcome the shortage in Australia of woman who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) and to inspire interest for young woman to pursue careers in the ICT sector. (recent data shows 75% of the fastest growing roles in Australia require STEM backgrounds, and that woman occupy 20% of roles in ITC, compared to 45% in all occupations nationwide). TCS Go4IT is assisting to alleviate this national concern, providing an intensive work experience program available for young woman. By the end of 2016, over 250 young woman from over 75 schools in Australia will have competed the TCS Go4IT program. Key outcomes of the program thus far include: increased interest of students to study technology at high school and university; increased interest in a exploring a career in technology; changed perceptions of gender in technology; and Increased confidence and employability skills. More about TCS Go4IT can be read here: http://www.tcs.com/about/corp_responsibility/corporate-social-responsibility/Pages/TCS-Go4IT-work-experience-program-girls-IT.aspx Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific added: “TCS is committed to creating opportunities for woman in technology and dismantling gender stereotypes that exist in the industry. As one award-winning example we are very proud of, the TCS Go4IT program in Australia is successfully offering opportunities for young woman to become passionate about careers in technology, helping to inspire a new horizon of national innovation and leadership in an exciting, dynamic and highly-in-demand profession”. The Empowerment of Woman award is the latest recognition for TCS, a company on a global drive to make gender equality a core tenant of its operating model. TCS is committed to enabling women to fulfill their professional ambitions across all areas of its organization, while championing everyday equality in the workplace. On 20 April, TCS was named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK. TCS employs over 100,000 women globally, a third of its total workforce. TCS also invests in training to help women at all levels excel in their roles, including one-to-one coaching when they take up senior roles, a Rising Stars Program for women with three-to-five years’ of experience, and the Pathways to Success Workshop, a leadership programme for women with five-to-eight years’ experience. TCS has had a formal Diversity & Inclusion corporate function since 2010, designed to provide strategic guidance and support for diversity programmes across the globe. This initiative is led by senior managers who act as role models and help to demonstrate the positive impact that diverse teams and recruitment can have on the business, with a focus on gender equality. About Global CSR Summit and Awards The Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 was started 8 years ago. The event has grown from strength to strength and attracted a strong following of over 200 global and regional companies globally that participated or followed the event. The Global CSR Summit & Awards has become known as a global brand known for raising cutting edge ideas and topics in matters of societal transformation, product innovations that change the world and controversial topics that aim to inspire bold ideas to drive large scale changes and improvements to the environment, people and the planet. This year, the organisers have incorporated a new dimension into the Global CSR Summit by co-locating a new event, The Global Good Governance Award. More about the Global CSR Summit & Awards can be found here: https://globalcsr.pinnaclegroup.global/2016/ About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS): Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 353,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News. Contacts Global: Email: pradipta.bagchi@tcs.com Phone: +91 22 6778 9999 India: Email: h.ramachandra@tcs.com | shamala.p@tcs.com Phone: + 91 22 6778 9078 | +91 22 6778 9081 Asia Pacific: Email: sean.davidson@tcs.com Phone: +65 9139 3668 Don’t bank on a pay rise in 2016 new report warns 2016-03-16T22:13:38Z don-t-bank-on-a-pay-rise-in-2016-new-report-warns Sydney, 17 March 2016: Despite consumer and business confidence trending up, most employers (79 per cent) do not plan to offer wage increases in 2016 and of the 21 per cent who will, the majority (57 per cent) will offer modest increases between 2 and 5 per cent, the 2016 Adecco Employment and Talent Report has found. Performance, local economic conditions and competition for talent (86 per cent) are the major influencers for employers considering wage rises while aligning wage rises with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has lost favour with just (14 per cent) using it as a reason for increases. Nor is it surprising that employee disengagement is costing the national economy $54.8 billion annually with the report showing 76 per cent of Australian workers are in two minds about their jobs or worse still, are completely disengaged. “It is well documented that disengaged workers are less profitable, less loyal, less safe, less innovative and less likely to stay,” Lindsey Monroe Ruth, Head of Marketing at the Adecco Group Australia & New Zealand said. “This report clearly shows that employers need to address common pitfalls like lack of direction, relying too heavily on pay as a motivator, not recognising achievements or ignoring career progression and consider ways to enhance employee engagement. These could include articulating the organisation’s values, fostering behaviours that align with these values, showing gratitude, emphasising the positives and understanding what inspires their employees,” she added. The report also found that better opportunity (46 per cent) is the major reason employees leave an organisation, followed by salary (20 per cent) and lack of career (progression) 14 per cent. Flexible hours (43 per cent), and education and training (34 per cent) continue to be the key benefits while bonuses remain popular (20 per cent). And if you are young and unemployed you probably need to lower your salary expectations as 21 per cent of employers attribute youth unemployment to high salary expectations and 15 per cent to lack of experience. Moreover, with new generation, come new expectations. Work life balance (65 per cent), salary (54 per cent) and the opportunity to grow (51 per cent) seem to be the key motivators for candidates seeking a new role. “Tomorrow’s workplace will be very different to the workplace today. It will evolve into a mixed environment where workers can relax and play. We are already seeing the seeds of this change. Organisations such as KPMG and IBM have adopted activity-based workplaces that are designed to heightened transparency and creativity. Employers are turning their minds as to how best manage a multigenerational workforce and employees will continue to strive for better work/live balance,” Lindsey Monroe Ruth concluded. Ends/ More information on Adecco Group: www.adecco.com For further information, please contact: Lindsey Monroe Ruth, Head of Marketing Adecco Group Australia & New Zealand LindseyMonroe.Ruth@adecco.com.au or +61 425 203 033 OR Louise Nealon, Callidus PR louise@calliduspr.com or + 61 2 9283 4114 About the Adecco Group The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company. Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).