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Mother’s Day Dining Guide: FREE Gifts for Mum at these places

Did you know Mother’s Day was established by a woman named Anna Jarvis in the early twentieth century as an anti-war movement to advocate peace?  Depending on the version you might be familiar with, the underlying theme remains, it’s a celebration of that person who will always have our back.  For last minute planners, like some on our team, here are a few highlights of placces and gift ideas around the city:

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10 events to experience in Outback Queensland

More than 20 different event organisations, shires and local groups, from Longreach to Winton, Paroo, Birdsville, Roma, Cunnamulla, Charleville collaborated to promote Outback Queensland’s destinations.

Cunnamulla’s world-famous Saddle Bronc cowboy and famed Indigenous horseman, Angus Mitchell were there on his beloved rodeo horse, as well as the Boulia Camel, a whip cracking goanna, cowboys from the Isa Rodeo, LIVE MUSIC from band Open Season, an original Cob & Co wagon, the world famous Outback Racing Loo and the racing team, an Outback BBQ which was free for the first 250 people, hosted by much-loved chef Matt Golinski serving up Queensland Outback beef and more!

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Morning Workout with Fitness Power Couple: Dan Conn and Ellice Whichello

SYDNEY FITNESS SHOW PREVIEW:
This morning, guests were treated to a preview of the exhibition space at the annual Sydney Fitness Show prior to its opening to the public.   Friday is commonly known as industry day when many of the titans in the industry stop and gather, collaborate and congregate.    As part of the preview Dan Conn and Ellice Whichello led an 8.30am strength and conditioning workout, a fitting opening to the Sydney Fitness Show weekend!

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In the latest article of The Next Rush, check out the upcoming launch of @dan-dc_conn ’s latest project launching 1 May with a special introductory rate for those of you attending @ausfitnessshow @iccsyd this weekend. While @ellicewhichello presents her top tips in striving for that bootylicious bod! Find out what @rachael_finch will be doing at tomorrow at Day 2 of the exhibition. #sydneyfitnessshow #fitnessexpo #sydneyfitnessshow2019 #fitspo #fashionaddict #fitnessaddict #training #instafit #martialarts #nutritionwarehouse #musashi #snapnation #gym #sydneylife #sydneylocal #aussiesofinstagram #aussiefitness #anytimetimefitness #massageenvy #nrl #lululemon #personaltrainer #polkadotcommunications #bodybyfinch #musclenation #ehplabs #nutritionwarehouse Image Credits: Australian Fitness Show, Polka Dot Communications, JL,

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Easter Dining Guide: Desserts, Dishes & Special Events

Next to the Christmas Season, how is April not anyone’s favorite month of the year?   Two 4 day weeks in a row, and celebrations of reflection, confectionary and patriotism!  A quick scan across metropolitan and suburban Sydney, here’s some of the cool things taking place and being served up….

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Tickets to the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne KURIOS tour here!

KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984.  The newest big top production to tour Australia arrives with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Tickets from $80, click to book or call 1800 036 685

Sydney from 2 October 2019 – Entertainment Quarter
Brisbane from 10 January 2020 – Northshore Hamilton
Melbourne from 12 March 2020 – Under The Grand Chapiteau
before heading to Adelaide and Perth

Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment.   Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries.  Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries.

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Recruitment bias and ageism: Is it really a thing?

Shelley Stevens of Platinum Face and Body Clinic says much of the motivation cited by clients levitating to her beauty services is often to enhance professional opportunities.  “It wasn’t just the women who thought their appearance might result in discrimination. Men who visit our clinic often say that’s why they paid us a visit.” she said.

Inferences in social science suggest the appearance of youth is subconsciously associated with vitality, energy, health, and creativity.    It’s a biological instinct.   Unfortunately, the opposite is true once one begins to look a little older.   “The keyword here is ‘subconsciously’.”  continues Stevens. “Recruiters and managers may consciously consider your ability and nothing else, but even if they do, their subconscious reactions affect the overall impression.”

In a 2017 study on the effect of facial ageing on hiring choices,  subjects evaluated younger and older candidates based on a photograph only and then rated them according to perceived hire-ability.   The findings suggested a relationship of significance, however not so much with a lower or job entry position.

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5 misconceptions of Artificial Intelligence

Fueling the future of business, Gartner debunked  five Artificial Intelligence (AI) misconceptions while discussing trends at its Data & Analytics Summit last week.

For many in the private sector, the picture on how that integration looks for them is still a little hazy.   “It is crucial that business and IT leaders fully understand how AI can create value for their business and where its limitations lie,”  said Alexander Linden, research vice president at Gartner.   “AI technologies can only deliver value if they are part of the organisation’s strategy and used in the right way.”

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