Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Society of Publishers in Asia casts 2022 journalism awards finalists

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit firm dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the finalists for the SOPA 2022 Awards (full list). Global, regional and local media outlets submitted over 750 entries in English and Chinese. SOPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary since its founding in Hong Kong in 1982. The annual awards recognizing great journalism in the Asia Pacific region have been given out every year since 1999. This year’s winners will be announced on June 16 at the virtual SOPA Awards Gala and live-streamed on SOPA Asia’s YouTube channel from 7pm Hong Kong time.

WLA renews grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait leadership development

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For a fifth straight year, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) has renewed attendance grants to support leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia. Valued at over $60,000 in total, the grants will be offered to current and aspiring women leaders to attend a national series of Symposium events focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. There are a total of 32 attendance tickets on offer for the ‘in-person’ Symposiums and 18 tickets available for the online Symposium. 

IPA announces Scott Hargreaves as the successor to John Roskam

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The Board Chairman of the Institute of Public Affairs, Geoff Hone, announced that Scott Hargreaves has been hired Executive Director, to replace John Roskam on 1 July 2022.

Meet the man on a mission to end the homelessness epidemic in Australia

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Leading Australian businessman, entrepreneur, author and renowned philanthropist Chris Christofi has embarked on an ambitious campaign to break the all time donation record for this year’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout, setting the lofty goal of raising $250,000 for charity. Mr Christofi, founder and CEO of property investment and finance group Reventon, will partake in his 5th Sleepout. The event will be held at the Port Melbourne Timber Yard on 23 June. Chris aims to donate $250k to help improve the homelessness epidemic in Australia.

The right whites can make or break job openings for African migrants

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Racial hierarchies are hindering African-born migrants from securing meaningful employment in South Australia, according to new research by the University of South Australia. The research was conducted in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, researchers found that knowing the ‘right’ (white) people was vital to securing a job; without this, African migrants often found themselves locked out of the employment market.

Why video is the future of dating apps and how we connect online

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Dating in the 21st century can be quite challenging. It’s no longer as simple as boy-meets-girl and they live happily ever after, we have to account for the messy, confusing and exhausting factors that play into our lives of work and leisure. Thankfully, for most, the surge in dating apps has made finding your significant other a whole lot more convenient. When dating apps first arrived on the scene circa 2009, the path to love was forever changed. Individuals were exposed to an entirely new means of meeting people, engaging in instant conversations, and more openly flirting with the concept of casual sex.

71% of Australians are socially less interactive than pre-pandemic

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LifeWorks, a provider of digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, released its monthly Mental Health Index™ that showed 71% of Australians are comfortable with less social interaction than pre-pandemic and that this group has a mental health score two points higher than the national average. Additionally, more than half of Australians are, or possibly are, rethinking their career goals in terms of both focus and longevity as a result of the pandemic. The Index found that workers are still under strain with a negative mental health score for the 23rd consecutive month.

Aussies are saving $1,369 off their annual grocery bill by shopping online

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New research from ING reveals the pay offs that can be made by doing the weekly grocery shop online, with the average shopper surveyed saying they’re saving $1,369 a year and getting the equivalent of an extra-long weekend in time back. When compared to heading in-store the research reveals Aussies are buying groceries online to save time (62%), avoid crowds (58%), save money (33%) and limit impulse purchases (31%).

It’s now just a matter of time: Here’s how to prepare your body for...

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With Omicron continuing to spread, it is just a matter of time before many people get COVID. People are scared and worried about what...

Camplify rallies van owners to support victims of the Australian floods

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Over 15,000 homes have been flooded in Queensland with over 45,000 homes left without power and over 60,000 people in New South Wales are under evacuation warnings. The Camplify Flood Relief Program is a solution that offers Camplify van owners, existing and prospective, the opportunity to share their van and help a family in need.