Gold Coast

Crystal Lagoons Expands in Australia with 16 PAL™ Projects

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

The multinational innovation company has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments , in Australia.

Key Points: 
  • The multinational innovation company has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments , in Australia.
  • While these cities are located close to the coast, the projects of Crystal Lagoons will develop second and safer shorelines.
  • Like all public access projects of Crystal Lagoons, the centerpiece is a crystalline lagoon, which can be accessed via ticketed entry.
  • "We look forward to leveraging our experience under this partnership and the potential of Crystal Lagoons® concepts and technology , particularly in Australia.

Crystal Lagoons Expands in Australia with 16 PAL™ Projects

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023

The multinational innovation company has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments , in Australia.

Key Points: 
  • The multinational innovation company has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments , in Australia.
  • While these cities are located close to the coast, the projects of Crystal Lagoons will develop second and safer shorelines.
  • Like all public access projects of Crystal Lagoons, the centerpiece is a crystalline lagoon, which can be accessed via ticketed entry.
  • "We look forward to leveraging our experience under this partnership and the potential of Crystal Lagoons® concepts and technology , particularly in Australia.

The Freedom State Introduces a New Affordable Fashion Line in Response to Changes in Buying Habits

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Gold Coast, Australia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 26, 2023) - In response to ongoing economic challenges, The Freedom State steps forward with its newest range of affordable yet trendsetting fashion items.

Key Points: 
  • Gold Coast, Australia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 26, 2023) - In response to ongoing economic challenges, The Freedom State steps forward with its newest range of affordable yet trendsetting fashion items.
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    During an era when many other brands are navigating through hardships, The Freedom State emerges with a proactive strategy.
  • This budget-conscious fashion collection emphasizes the brand's commitment: to provide fashion enthusiasts with elegant options amidst these trying times.
  • By recognizing the pulse of the industry and responding proactively, The Freedom State solidifies its position as a beacon of hope and inspiration in the dynamic world of fashion.

Lazurite® to Exhibit ArthroFree® Wireless Camera System at AANA Courses on Oct. 20-22 and Nov. 3-4

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231017357452/en/
    Surgeons attending two upcoming AANA lab courses will have the opportunity to try out Lazurite’s ArthroFree wireless camera for themselves.
  • of Gold Coast Surgery Center and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will use the ArthroFree system to teach a labral reconstruction at 1:30 p.m. Central Time.
  • At both events, an ArthroFree device will be on display and available to try in the exhibit area.
  • Surgeons can review the ArthroFree system there and bring it to their cadaver station on a cart to try it out.

Sales Launch at Exclusive Upper East Side Giorgio Armani Residences

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Monday, October 2, 2023

NEW YORK, Oct. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SL Green Realty Corp., New York’s largest office landlord, in partnership with the globally renowned, multi-disciplinary luxury icon, Giorgio Armani, announced that sales have commenced at 760 Madison Avenue, The Giorgio Armani Residences, their exclusive new development condominium project on the Gold Coast of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with only five of the ten residential apartments remaining available for purchase.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SL Green Realty Corp., New York’s largest office landlord, in partnership with the globally renowned, multi-disciplinary luxury icon, Giorgio Armani, announced that sales have commenced at 760 Madison Avenue, The Giorgio Armani Residences, their exclusive new development condominium project on the Gold Coast of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with only five of the ten residential apartments remaining available for purchase.
  • Situated prominently above Armani’s new Manhattan flagship at the corner of East 65th Street – where an Armani store has stood since 1996 – this is the first-ever residential offering in Manhattan where Giorgio Armani personally guided the interior design.
  • The residences are expected to be complete in Summer 2024 with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing as the exclusive sales and marketing agent, led by the esteemed brokers Sabrina Saltiel and Madeline Hult Elghanayan.
  • “For a select few, the Giorgio Armani Residences will provide an unmatched singular experience and intimate immersion into the Armani brand.”

Lions to roar or Magpies to soar? It's a remarkable revival story either way on grand final day

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hopefully, unlike last year’s final, it will be a gripping match.

Key Points: 
  • Hopefully, unlike last year’s final, it will be a gripping match.
  • Perhaps most importantly, after lean years during COVID, there has also been bountiful spectator interest this season.
  • All this follows a bumper season for the AFL, with 36,110 attendees per game, the league’s highest average since 2010.

Rivals with September history

    • No other two clubs have faced each other more in an AFL grand final.
    • The Magpies lost to the Lions in 2002 and 2003, so they will be especially keen to soar against their Queensland rivals.
    • As with last week’s preliminary final, Collingwood will have the advantage of playing in Melbourne against an interstate rival.

The Lions are reborn

    • In 1996, the Brisbane Bears were reinvented as the Brisbane Lions following an AFL-managed merger with the financially distraught Fitzroy Lions.
    • A move from the Gold Coast’s Carrara Stadium to Brisbane’s Gabba embedded the newly branded Lions in Queensland’s capital.
    • That said, after the heady three-peat of 2000-3, the Lions endured some very lean years, making the finals only once between 2005 and 2018.
    • That year, the Lions were eliminated in the preliminary final, so it was a metaphorical opportunity lost.

Collingwood’s transformation

    • But sport is not simply about winning or losing; it’s also about how you play the game – both on and off the field.
    • In that respect, Collingwood is undergoing a renaissance that could not have been imagined just two years ago.
    • This led to the 2021 release of the “Do Better” report, which found evidence of systemic racism at the club.
    • Read more:
      As the 2022 AFLM season comes to a close, the game must ask itself some difficult questions – especially on racism

GTG Signs Precision Medicine Pilot with Australia’s Largest Private Hospital Network

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Pilot study will utilise geneType Multi-risk test combined with Pharmacogenomics (PGx) tests, providing a comprehensive wellness profile for GCPH patients.

Key Points: 
  • Pilot study will utilise geneType Multi-risk test combined with Pharmacogenomics (PGx) tests, providing a comprehensive wellness profile for GCPH patients.
  • Positive outcomes could enable the rollout of additional Precision Medicine Clinics throughout the Healthscope network.
  • Gold Coast Private Hospital by Healthscope is a 336 bed, 22 theatre hospital and home to leading doctors and surgeons from around the world.
  • Healthscope is Australia's only national private hospital operation and healthcare provider with a network of 42 hospitals that service every state and territory with 19,000 employees.

All-Action Lineup Set Lion Fight 75

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada--(Newsfile Corp. - September 7, 2023) - Reigning and defending World Super Cruiserweight champion Steve "Put 'Em To Sleep" Walker will now defend his title against Jesse "Ice Cold" Astill of Gold Coast, Australia at Lion Fight 75.

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  • Las Vegas, Nevada--(Newsfile Corp. - September 7, 2023) - Reigning and defending World Super Cruiserweight champion Steve "Put 'Em To Sleep" Walker will now defend his title against Jesse "Ice Cold" Astill of Gold Coast, Australia at Lion Fight 75.
  • Their matchup is at the top of the marquee for Lion Fight 75 taking place on Saturday, September 23 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and live on FITE beginning at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m.
  • Lion Fight 75 will also see a new North American Middleweight champion crowned as Jose "Scarface" Montelongo (6-1; Arlington, Texas) looks to avenge the only loss of his career as he stands across from veteran pugilist Lorawnt-T "Smash" Nelson.
  • A native of South Africa who now makes his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Nelson is 1-1 inside the Lion Fight ring and previously claimed a spot in the final of the Lion Fight North American Super Middleweight Title Tournament.

Ghana's colonial past and assessment use means education prioritises passing exams over what students actually learn – this must change

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Education was only accessible to children of women married to western traders, and it focused on teaching them how to read and write.

Key Points: 
  • Education was only accessible to children of women married to western traders, and it focused on teaching them how to read and write.
  • The primary aim was to create an educated class to support and run colonial activities.
  • We observed that assessment has primarily served accountability purposes, obscuring its function of improving students’ learning.

Influence of colonisation

    • The West African Examinations Council, responsible for mandated tests in anglophone west African countries, including Ghana, was established by the British in 1950.
    • Ghana’s assessment system still relies largely on this framework, as western universities require excellent scores on these tests for undergraduate admissions.

Political accountability

    • Student assessments are used as political performance indicators and tools for public policy and political accountabiltiy.
    • For example, over the past five years, the government has invested about US$5.8 million to buy past exam questions to assist students.
    • As a result, they end up teaching with the primary motive of preparing students for these tests.

Free schooling

    • To support inclusive and equitable access to education and increase enrolment rates, Ghana introduced a free senior high school policy in 2017.
    • Yet disparities in access to and enrolment in secondary education persist between children from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • Critics argue that the policy was hastily implemented for political reasons, lacking proper consideration of its long-term implications and costs.

Influence of high-stakes exam


    The high-stakes nature of large-scale assessments in Ghana’s education system fosters disengagement among poor students and teachers. The focus on exams overshadows the intended learning goals of teaching and many other forms of assessment. Evaluation of teachers and schools is linked to student performance in tests. Teachers therefore tend to narrow their curriculum to what’s tested. This means:
    Students from low socio-economic backgrounds and those with special learning needs often find themselves marginalised by these assessments. Ultimately, the results of large-scale assessments segregate students into categories of secondary schools, based on limited resources.

Future directions and policy implications

    • To meet the country’s equity goals, the system should consider diverse indicators and assessments of student learning.
    • Transforming Ghana’s testing culture to one that supports meaningful learning and equitable educational outcomes is a considerable challenge.

MSUFCU Supports Chicago Community With $15,000 Donation

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- During an event celebrating its expansion into Chicago, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) announced a $15,000 donation to 3Arts, a nonprofit organization that supports Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- During an event celebrating its expansion into Chicago, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) announced a $15,000 donation to 3Arts, a nonprofit organization that supports Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.
  • Through the donation, MSUFCU will be the Presenting Partner Sponsor for the 2023 3Arts Awards Homecoming Reunion on Nov. 13 at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance.
  • "It is important for MSUFCU to not only support our members, but the surrounding community," said April Clobes, MSUFCU President/CEO.
  • The Credit Union also plans to have community spaces available to host events, provide financial education opportunities, and collaborate with local community partners.