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contents ISSUE 21
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Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO A teeming world of insects heads to Oz
Love Life of a Miner’s Girlfriend There’s a silver lining to long distance love
Spoil Your Loved One Speak their love language
Perth’s New York We check out the lovely country town
Fighting Fit Our Inflight PT gives us some great exercises, perfect for small spaces
Danny Green and Paramount The Green Machine is now the new face of safety
The Suzuki DR650SE The latest version of Australia’s most popular street-legal trail bike
Toyota’s Prius c Australia’s most affordable hybrid car
Environmentally Friendly Home What can you do to diminish your carbon footprint?
Be a Perfect Dinner Guest What not to do when eating over
Quick and Easy Recipes Whether you want vegetables, pasta or beef, we’ve got you covered
Signs of Career Burnout What’s your level of job satisfaction?
The Best Places to get Engaged From Paris to New Zealand, where should you pop the question?
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Major Resource Projects — March 2012 INSET A 0
Tallering Peak Yogi
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Kelp Deep Jahal Kuda Tasi Laminaria Corallina Krill Laminaria East Elang–Kakatua Bluff Hingkip Buller Bayu–Undan
PROJECTS OPERATING OR CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT WITH AN ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED VALUE OF PRODUCTION GREATER THAN $A10 MILLION ARE SHOWN IN BLUE PROPOSED OR POTENTIAL PROJECTS WITH A CAPITAL EXPENDITURE GREATER THAN Oliver Audacious $A20 MILLION ARE SHOWN IN RED Tenacious Katandra PROJECTS UNDER CARE AND MAINTENANCE ARE SHOWN IN PURPLE Cash–Maple Jabiru Swan Puffin Skua Swallow Padthaway Crux
Argus Kronos Torosa Brecknock Calliance
Echuca Shoals Mimia Ichthys West Ichthys Prelude Burnside
Challis–Cassini Vesta Talbot Swift North Montara–Bilyara Tahbilk Libra
Ord irrigation expansion Wyndham Ord irrigation Sorby Hills Pb Zn Cu
Cockatoo Island Koolan Island
Lake Argyle hydro Speewah V Ti Fe Speewah Fl Ridges Argyle Smoke Creek / Venus
Point Torment Derby Lloyd West Terrace Boundary Ellendale Sundown Blina Ungani Duchess–Paradise
Browse LNG Precinct
Bilberatha Hill Alinta Wind Farm Gullewa Au Cu Golden Grove Cu Zn Pb Oakajee Eradu Pig Iron Minjar – Geraldton Mount Horner Mt Mulgine Narngulu synthetic rutile Corybas Koolanooka/Midwest Geraldton brick Dongara Irwin River Mungada Eremia Centauri 1 Hovea Karara Apium Xyris Range Dongara Koolanooka South Magnetite Xyris South Tarantula Three Springs Tlc Mt Gibson Jingemia Extension Hill Beharra Springs Cliff Head Mt Gibson Beharra Springs North Evandra Eneabba Redback South Eneabba Woodada Central West Coolimba Warro Badgingarra Wind Farm Cooljarloo North Moora Chert Emu Downs Wind Farm Cooljarloo Cataby Kwinana–Rockingham Yerecoin Alumina refinery Red Gully Ammonium nitrate Gingin West Wandoo Oil refinery Bindoon North Cement and lime Neerabup/NewGen Chandala synthetic rutile Wesbeam timber Chlor alkali Malaga brick Desalination Middle Swan brick Caversham tile Fused alumina Midland brick PERTH Fused zirconia Airport brick Fremantle Armadale brick LNG Bulk terminal Cardup brick LPG Pinjarra Al Keysbrook Nickel refinery Wagerup Al Huntly Willowdale Sparks Kln Power station Southern Seawater Boddington Au Cu Sodium cyanide desalination Marradong Titanium pigment Chlor alkali Kemerton Sisd Saddleback Silicon smelter Zirconia Worsley Al Bluewaters 1-2 Titanium pigment Collie Australind titanium pigment Bunbury Ewington Muja Wespine timber Collie–Shotts urea Dardanup Premier Wesfi timber Gwindinup Muja timber Happy Valley Wonnerup South Muja South Tutunup Vasse Greenbushes Li Ta Whicher Range Tutunup South
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Koongie Park Zn Cu Pb
Kapok West – Lennard Shelf Pb Zn Ag
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MINERAL SYMBOLS Precious mineral Dmd Precious metal Au (or as shown) Steel alloy metal Ni (or as shown) Speciality metal Ti–Zr (or as shown) Base metal Iron Alumina Bx (or as shown) Coal and lignite Uranium Industrial mineral Construction material Processing plant PETROLEUM SYMBOLS Gas field Oil field Oil and gas field Significant gas discovery Significant oil discovery Significant oil and gas discovery Processing plant Oil / gas pipeline, operating Oil / gas pipeline, proposed INFRASTRUCTURE Power plant Radio astronomy Irrigation / water / desalination Port COMMODITIES Ag.......... Silver Al........... Alumina Au.......... Gold Bx.......... Bauxite Co.......... Cobalt Cr...........Chromium Cu.......... Copper Dmd...... Diamond Fe.......... Iron Fl.......... Fluorite Gp......... Gypsum Grt......... Garnet K............ Potassium Kln......... Kaolin Li............Lithium LNG....... Liquefied natural gas LPG....... Liquefied petroleum gas MgCO3... Magnesite Mica....... Mica Mn......... Manganese Ni.......... Nickel Pb.......... Lead Pd.......... Palladium Phos...... Phosphate Pt........... Platinum REE....... Rare earth elements Sisd....... Silica sand Ta...........Tantalum Ti........... Titanium Tlc......... Talc V............ Vanadium W........... Tungsten Zn.......... Zinc Zr........... Zirconium
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Telfer Au Cu O'Callaghans W Cu Maroochydore Cu Co Kintyre
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Nicholas Downs Mn Lake Disappointment K
Davidson Creek Robertson Range Prairie Downs Zn Pb Ag Cape Cuvier Lake MacLeod Gp
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Butcherbird Mn Abra Pb Cu Zn Beyondie Fortnum Telecom Hill
Shark Bay Salt Coburn
DeGrussa– Doolgunna Cu Au Jack Hills Wiluna Andy Well West Gabanintha V Ti Fe Magellan Pb Meekatharra
Jundee–Nimary Matilda Hinkler Well Lake Way Honeymoon Well Yeelirrie Mt Keith Hillview Lake Maitland Burnakura Big Bell Gidgee Cliffs Bronzewing Nowthanna Great Fingall Yakabindie Cosmos Barrambie V Ti Fe Moolart Well – Duketon Lawlers MgCO3 Leinster Darlot Garden Well Lawlers Waterloo Victory Bore V Fe Agnew Murrin Murrin Thatcher Soak Marshall Pool Mt Windarra Sinclair Bentley Laverton/Crescent Windimurra Jaguar Zn Cu Pb Zn Pb Cu Granny Smith – Wallaby King of V Fe Mt Forrest Brightstar the Hills Cashmere Downs Mt Weld Phos Laverton/Navigator MgCO Mikado 3 Mt Bevan Sons of Murrin Mt Weld REE Mt Mason Tropicana Gwalia Murrin Fortitude Mt Ida / GME Highway Sunrise Dam Red October Deception Lake Giles Scotia Goongarrie Jump Up Dam Die Hardy Canegrass Excelsior Windarling Mulga Rock Carnegie Paddington South Laverton – Carosue Dam Range Siberia Lindsays Find Ponton Mt Jackson Carina Cawse Black Swan Frogs Leg Kanowna Belle Kundana – Kundana East White Foil Superpit Kalgoorlie nickel smelter Navajo Chief Koolyanobbing Blair South Kal Mt Monger Bullabulling Edna Aldiss Randalls May Coolgardie–Redemption Nepean Kambalda nickel concentrator Mt Marion Li Ta Mica Beta–Hunt Long–Victor Marvel Loch Carnilya Hill Bald Hill Ta Nevoria Otter–Juan St Ives Collgar Mt Caudan Wattle Dam Lanfranchi Wind Farm Spargoville Trident Bounty Mt Thirsty Mariners Eucla West Central Flying Fox Maggie Hays Norseman Lounge Lizard Spotted Quoll
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Cirque Du Soleil Returns to Australia with a New Big Top Production
A TEEMING WORLD OF INSECTS
irque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Australia with its criticallyacclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO. Brisbane will host the Australian premiere season of OVO presented under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top) at Northshore Hamilton, with the 2012-2013 national tour then moving to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Since its world premiere in Montreal, Canada in April 2009, OVO has visited more than 15 cities in Canada, United States and Mexico, delighting over 2 million spectators. The Australian tour will be the first time OVO has toured outside North America. OVO, meaning â€œeggâ€? in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colourful
ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye â€“ and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 55 performing artists from 14 countries specialising in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. This breathtaking act combines many circus disciplines: banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. Starting on the 10th February 2012, advance online tickets for OVO will be available exclusively for Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Member benefits include advance tickets, special offers and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil. To join go to www.cirqueclub.com Tickets for OVO are currently on sale at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo n
THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR PREMIERES IN BRISBANE - JULY 14, 2012 under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Northshore Hamilton
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Spice Up & Spoil BY BETTINA MANIATIS
YOU NEED TO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE
nyone that has read the popular book, The Five Love Languages by Dr Gary Chapman would be aware of the theory that each person expresses love and feels loved in a different way. Some might like to be told they’re loved, others may prefer something physical like a cuddle or a kiss and some even favour a practical gesture such as washing the dishes. According to Dr Chapman’s book, if a person naturally expresses love in a certain way it can tend to mean these sorts of acts in turn make them feel most loved. If your wife often holds your hand or cuddles you a lot, try doing the same in return. If your husband does repair work or practical jobs and shows pride in it when telling you, try doing something practical for him in return like sewing up a hole in his pants. So, based on Dr Chapman’s book here’s a simple quiz to give you some ideas on how to make your loved one feel truly special.
c. d. e.
If you answered mostly As His/her love language is Words of affirmation Tips to get their heart racing: Write a list of at least 10 things you love about them and read them out over dinner. Try to tell them as much as possible how important they are to you. If you answered mostly Bs His/her love language is Physical touch Tips to get their heart racing: Be more physically affectionate towards them, not necessarily in the bedroom though. Give them more cuddles, kisses and hold their hand as much as you can to watch them light up.
1) He/she prefers: a. To be told he/she is loved b. To be given a cuddle or a kiss c. To be given a gift d. To spend the afternoon together uninterrupted e. To be helped with his/her chores 2) a. b. c. d. e.
4) a. b. c. d. e.
If you answered mostly Cs His/her love language is Gifts Tips to get their heart racing: Try and give them a gift at least a couple of times a week. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, just something that may have made you think of them or something you’ve made.
Which would he/she enjoy the most? To spend the afternoon talking about what we love most about each other Lots of cuddles and kisses on the couch with a movie To be given a love letter To go out to dinner together To do some gardening together
3) Which of these would upset him/her the most? a. If we weren’t speaking b. If I wasn’t being affectionate towards him/her c. If I didn’t get them a gift on our anniversary d. If he/she didn’t see me for a couple of weeks due to work e. If I didn’t help him/her around the house What would he/she consider the perfect date? Lunching in a quiet park where we could chat and laugh Hanging out in bed together Going shopping Anywhere so long as we were together At Bunnings getting some all important stuff for the house
Being surprised with that special something he/she has had their eye on for a while Travelling together Spending it on renovation material so you can both get started on that long overdue project
If you answered mostly Ds His/her love language is Quality time Tips to get their heart racing: Take an afternoon off work together and go for a quiet picnic somewhere with no interruptions – that means no phones!
5) a. b. c. d. e.
If he/she is upset, I can usually cheer him/her up quickest by Telling him/her how wonderful I think they are Giving him/her a big hug Giving him/her a gift Just being with him/her and listening Helping take his/her mind off it by doing chores together
6) If you get a bit of extra cash in the bank, what would he/she most like? a. Getting together and talking about the possibilities b. Going to a couples retreat with daily couples massages and lots of love making
If you answered mostly Es His/her love language is Acts of service Tips to get their heart racing: Cook their favourite meal, even if it isn’t yours or wash their car for them. Anything practical will get this person going so even if it means helping out with whatever work they have to do, it will mean the world to them. n Inflight Publishing has 5 copies of The Five Love Languages to give away! For your chance to win, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address and why you love the magazine! Winners will be notified on 14th May 2012.
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love life of a Miner’s Girlfriend BY SARAH LONG FROM MINING FAMILY MATTERS
y boyfriend and I are moving house and it’s not a moment too soon. Moving might be one of the most stressful things you can do, but I can’t wait to get away from our moaning neighbour. And the main reason he's been complaining? (Mum, please stop reading here…) It's because, apparently, we have sex too loudly. Now, don't get the wrong idea, our sex life is not like some scene from an x-rated movie. In fact, we don't even reach the Sex and the City standards (unless you count doing it with the lights on!). These complaints from the neighbour wouldn't even bother me, except that the first time he slipped a note under our door was at 10pm on a weekday evening, and we were only doing it because we were sick of lying in bed listening to HIS television blaring Julia Gillard's voice through our paper-thin wall. The way he carried on, you'd think we were putting on some kind of King's Cross Spectacular every night. But at that point in time I couldn't really remember the last time we'd had sex. Between moving house, moving jobs and Mr Miner being away for 50 per cent of the time, I don't think we'd really had that many opportunities. That's the trouble with being in any kind of long-distance relationship: you always have a limited amount of time to fit everything in. And although sex takes priority at the start of a relationship (remember locking the
“The best thing about being in a mining relationship (and the thing we tend to forget) is it’s harder to get stuck in a rut.” of that precious and exciting time you get to spend together. If you’re worried about something in your sex life, TELL HIM. Don’t make yourself feel worse by bottling it up. Treat yourself to something nice, whether it’s a new hair colour, new underwear or a pedicure. I guarantee you’ll feel sexier. And finally, don’t worry about what everyone else is doing or what anyone else thinks. If you want to do it at 10pm on a weekday night for no
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door as soon as he got home and not opening it until it was time for him to go back to work?) soon the boring-but-necessary stuff, like moving house, tends to take over. But the best thing about being in a mining relationship (and the thing we tend to forget) is it’s harder to get stuck in a rut – or not the same kind of nine-to-five rut anyway. There’s no chance of slipping into the pattern of only having sex at the weekend or on a Friday night, because that pattern is impossible. Don’t get me wrong: working around a roster can mean sticking to a schedule. But if you can’t have sex whenever you want, then you’re much more likely to want it. It’s like going on a diet - how much more do you want chocolate when you know you can’t have it? If you have chocolate all the time, there’s no yearning, no build up and you just stick to the usual routine of always having some at 3pm with a cup of tea at your desk. Similarly, always having sex on a Friday night, in bed, with the lights out, after a bottle of wine. A lot of people worry about sex, particularly under the stress of a FIFO or DIDO relationship and don’t want to talk about it. But the truth is that those of us in long-distance relationships are at an advantage. Absence doesn’t just make the heart grow fonder! It’s time that we harness this opportunity that people in 'normal' relationships don’t have. It’s no secret among my group of friends that I have a high sex drive. But there are still times when I feel too tired, too bloated, or can’t seem to stop staring at the ceiling, wondering whether I remembered to get the chicken out of the freezer. I can’t do it with the TV on, because no matter what else is happening, I can’t tune out. And there are times when I just don’t want to have sex - but as far as I am aware this is normal! On Valentine’s Day, while my friends received flowers and romantic dinners for two, Mr Miner bought me a vibrator. Now I know what you’re thinking, my friends thought it too. Their reactions varied from mild disgust, to bemusement, to laughing their heads off. It’s not a very romantic gift choice I know, but we don’t really go in for Valentine’s Day romance and, for me, it means that he knows me. He knows how important a good sex life is to me, and most importantly it shows me that he still finds me sexy. I look at it this way: what’s a better compliment than a man saying he wants to spend more time pleasuring you? Now, I’m not telling everyone to go out and buy a sex toy to make the most of the time they have with their partner. I know from my friend’s reactions that it’s not for everyone, but there are plenty of ways to take advantage
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What every property investor needs to know… Your investment could be under-performing – here’s a tip to make it earn more than it’s currently doing…
hen it comes to investment properties, you hear two philosophies – renovate and make a profit or by contrast – rent it out and don’t spend a cent unless you absolutely have to. In the current property market both philosophies could be wrong and if you follow them you could lose money or your investment rental property could become an underachiever. The reality of the property market at the moment: •
Capital growth in most of Australia is slow and may stay that way for another 12 months so short term profit is unlikely.
The rental market is running gangbusters for well presented properties. Rental prices have risen markedly since 2010.
Take for example an investor client of ours who bought a fairly tired 3 bedroom 1960s style house on a 432sqm block in a smart suburb that would rent for $350 a week.
After an assessment by our property management experts on its potential, he spent approx $30,000 in refurbishing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, installing built in robes, repainting the interior and rendering the outside to give it a more modern look.
Don’t over-capitalise for the locality
You must not spend if there’s no benefit ie don’t be driven by the heart
The improved rental yield needs to cover the upgrade within 4 years
A gas oven was installed because tenants prefer gas. The upgraded house has been let for $550/ week giving an improved rental yield of $200/ week.
Renovating can also have secondary benefits:
So is that a good proposition? Calculations show the $30,000 plus interest on the loan will be paid off by the extra rental within 2-3 years – when tax deductible allowances come into consideration.
If you have an investment property, you’ll want to hold it for a while – so what’s your plan to have it produce the best return?
That’s a great payback! But it gets even better…
If the property’s condition is becoming rundown – and a lot of rental properties are this way, investing in a renovation to earn extra rental income can be the best way to go in a strong rental market. Improvements can yield a substantial rental profit.
The renovated house was leased to an excellent tenant very quickly
Because the important areas were brand new the tenant signed a 3 year lease with options
The owner had the house valued shortly after showing an increase of $50,000 in 6 months-even in this market
We go by 3 rules:
Reduced maintenance costs
Smart properties attract better tenants
Tenants look after nice properties
The resale value increases
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s a nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I am confronted by all sorts of physical symptoms and stressors that cause disruption in my client’s lives. We all know that we should be eating better - cutting down on this, increasing that although the very thought of changing eating habits and making time for correct food preparation can land the whole concept in the ‘too hard basket.’ Don’t fret though as there are some fundamentals that everyone can implement anytime, anywhere. The key principles that drive my Leading Edge Lifestyle Programs are: INTAKE - water, food, supplementation and quality of these ASSIMILATE – digestive health, ability to absorb nutrients ELIMINATE - healthy liver, bowels, lymphatic system, stress release REJUVENATE – rest, strengthen the immune system, exercise APPRECIATE – have some fun, connect with others, connect with the planet that is our home Whilst I don’t have the space to elaborate on all of these in detail right now, let’s start with what I feel is the most critical as far as fuel for our human vehicle; water intake! What is the first thing you reach for in the
morning? Ok, after the snooze button? Is it the coffee/tea, toast, cigarette or medication? I am not exaggerating when I say that in 99 per cent of my client assessments, dehydration is the key issue. In fact almost everyone would feel better if they just drank some more, clean, live water. Quality of drinking water is an issue where ever you live in this country! Tap water has a variety of contaminants; bottled water is often very acidic, which in turn leaches toxins from the plastic and this can create severe hormone imbalances in men, women and children of all ages.
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Since our bodies are more than 75 per cent water, our blood 82 per cent water, our lungs 90 per cent water and our brain is approximately 90 per cent water, my advice is this: • If you are tired, drink water • If you are experiencing stomach cramps, drink water • If you are hungry, drink water • If you suffer symptoms of arthritis, drink water • If you suffer back pain, drink water • If you are constipated, drink water
The buzz about alkaline water Our body functions optimally when our blood ph. is slightly alkaline, around 7.3. You may recall the swimming pool ph. tester kit. The balance has to be right so we can swim. Since stress creates acidity and our intake of food is mostly acidic, an intake of alkaline (live) water is key.
For more information on what poor nutrition is doing to you and what good nutrition can do for you, contact Helen McCumisky of Leading Edge Lifestyle at email@example.com or visit Helen’s blog page at the Wellbeing website: www.wellbeing.com.au/blog/author/helen/
Inflight’s In-house Personal Trainer Exercise Series B rad Sheppard, Inflight’s resident personal trainer gives us some of his favourite exercises for getting
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Sets: 3 Reps: 10 Tempo: 2:2:2 Time: 1:00min Rest: 30 sec Technique Comments: Whilst on all fours, activate your deep abdominal and raise one arm (thumb up). Progress to also raising the opposite leg with a bent knee.
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3. Sets: 3 Reps: 15 Tempo: 1:2:1 Time: 1:00min Rest: 30 sec Technique Comments: Lying on the ground raise your hip to the air, with bent knees – progress to a single leg pattern.
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Base Conditioning and Postural Drills 1.
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3. OVERHEAD WEIGHTED LUNGES
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Brad Sheppard B.Ed (Phys.Ed) Fitness Australia REPS Council member and Queensland Fitness Professional of the Year title winner; Brad Sheppard, has run Peak Physique Personal Training (www.peak-physique.com.au) in Brisbane for 17 years, lectured nationally and is the Inflight Publishing and Ultra-Fit Magazine’s own Personal Trainer. Brad has a real passion for any challenge being a former Mr Australia Bodybuilding Champion and now competes in Ironman triathlons and marathons. Brad is also the co-founder of Create PT Wealth (www.createPTwealth.com.au), Australia’s leading business coaching and mentoring program for personal trainers. n
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anny Green is a retired boxer who today teams with Paramount Safety Products to promote their ProChoice Safety Gear. Danny’s reputation as a knock-out puncher was established during his very first amateur fight in 1992 when he knocked out a more experienced opponent. A humble bloke from Perth’s beach-side suburb of Scarborough, Danny – also known as The Green Machine - went onto become one of Australia’s most respected sportsmen by the way he went about fulfilling his dream to become a world champion. He started boxing in a rudimentary gymnasium, a tin shed in the suburbs. His strong work ethic and resilience to pain set the foundations for an illustrious career. He achieved his goals as an amateur by quickly progressing through state, national
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Poker Hands: Royal Flush This is the best possible hand in standard five-card Poker. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit. Straight Flush Any five-card sequence in the same suit. Four of a Kind All four cards of the same value. Full House Three of a kind combined with a pair Flush Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. Straight Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. Three of a Kind Three cards of the same value. Two Pair Two separate pairs.
Pair Two cards of the same value). High Card If a Poker hand contains none of the above combinations, it's valued by the highest card in it.
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GO FISH Each person is dealt seven cards (unless you have more than three players in which case, deal five). The remaining cards are placed face down in the middle to form the “fish” pile. The players then have to sort their cards into groups of the same number or suit. Then, to start, the
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our level of job satisfaction fluctuates over time as interests, needs, motivation, behaviour and attitudes change in your job. When looking at your career, there are four typical stages for career progression: EXPLORATION Growing familiarity with the tasks of the role and making conclusions about whether it appeals as a long-term prospect. Enthusiasm grows in acquiring professional knowledge in the job and a high degree of energy is applied to the development of skills. Usually the first 12 months of the role. ADVANCEMENT Actively cultivating internal and external contacts and resources to help performance on the job to improve eligibility for advancement. Usually there is an increase in the difficulty of work tasks undertaken. Conflict between career and nonwork time allocation may begin to materialise. Refinement of skills is pursued eagerly and feedback from others is strenuously sought. Usually 18 months to 2 years in the role.
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Compassionate Traveller BEING AN ANIMAL IN THE TOURIST INDUSTRY IS NO HOLIDAY...
he World Society for the Protection of Animals is concerned that cruelty, confinement, neglect and abuse means millions of animals worldwide pay a heavy price for tourist entertainment – many even pay with their lives. “Whether it’s posing for a photo with an animal, visiting a poorly run zoo or watching a show where animals are forced to perform, tourist activities that involve the mistreatment of animals only exist because tourists continue to support them,” said WSPA Programs Manager Emily Reeves. “By making animal-friendly choices on their next overseas trip tourists become what we call Compassionate Travellers, and they’ll be helping to end the exploitation of animals for tourism around the world.” WSPA’s Compassionate Traveller program offers tourists a series of animal-friendly travel tips so they don’t unwittingly contribute to activities that exploit animals. It may seem obvious but, absorbed in the holiday spirit, many travellers think nothing of witnessing cruel scenes they would normally object to in their home surroundings. Emily said animal shows were a classic example of people not considering what the individual animal must go through for the sake of tourist entertainment. “Animal performances such as bears riding bikes and boxing orangutans are not only unnatural and degrading, but can be
extremely stressful for the animal and often involve harsh training techniques,” she said. “Another common tourist activity is posing with a wild animal, but many of these animals have been removed from the wild and are sedated so they remain placid.” For some travellers, seeing animals misused for entertainment or noticing animal welfare issues not so prominent at home (such as large stray dog populations or maltreated working animals) can leave them feeling helpless and distressed. “We’ve received many complaints from travellers angered by acts of animal cruelty,” Emily said. “One was from a tourist upset by the poor condition of emus that were used for rides at a zoo in central Thailand.” “Another came after a couple visited an Indonesian resort where elephants were treated poorly. Some elephants were used for rides while others were chained in extreme heat for the entire day without shelter or water.” “Another complaint involved a crocodile farm in Malaysia where a secondary attraction was a bear that performed tricks. The bear was kept in a tiny exposed enclosure that was lower than the level of the crocodile swamp, so when it rained, as it often does, the cage flooded. The cage floor was mud most of the time.” While scenes like this can be harrowing, the average holiday maker is in a position to make a difference. In the mid 1990s, tourists in Greece
and Turkey played a major role in WSPA’s successful campaign to end the dancing bear trade in these countries simply by practicing animal-friendly travel. Dancing bears live out their days dragged from town to town by a rope or a chain, dancing primarily for tourist entertainment. The bears are taken from the wild as cubs and have a hole pierced through their lips, nose or palate and a chain or rope attached. Pulling on the rope causes the bears intense pain and this is used make them ‘dance’. Visitors to Greece and Turkey became Compassionate Travellers by not supporting the trade and reporting what they saw to tour operators and local governments who quickly realised the damage the dancing bear industry was causing to tourism. The dancing bears were all confiscated and now live in forest sanctuaries built by WSPA. “What happened in Greece and Turkey shows the rapid change that can occur if tourists choose to spend their money on cruelty-free attractions and report what they see to local authorities,” Emily said. “We’re all responsible for ensuring our actions abroad don’t contribute to animal suffering, and by following some simple animal-friendly travel trips we can all do our part to reduce the exploitation of animals in the tourist trade worldwide.” To download WSPA’s Compassionate Traveller: Animal-friendly Travel Guide, visit www.wspatravel.org n
DESTINATIONS FOR 2012
sking your partner to marry you is one of the most memorable, yet anxious times in your life so you want to be sure you have a plan in place to give the occasion the ultimate ‘wow’ factor. Escape Travel has compiled a list of the top 10 most popular proposal destinations to help lovebirds decide on the perfect backdrop for that big moment. Escape Travel’s product and marketing manager, Sally Wiseman, said the idea for couples to get engaged during a holiday
had become more common in the past year, due to the affordability of flights and an increased desire to see the world before settling down. “Young couples are planning their holidays in advance by taking advantage of cheap flights and a strong Australian dollar, so quite often the backdrop is selected before the ring,” Ms Wiseman said. “We hear stories from many excited couples who return from their holiday engaged, and in many cases we help them to book travel
arrangements for their honeymoon.” Ms Wiseman said when choosing how and where to pop the question, it is best to consider what is meaningful to both of you and even think about where you both might like to go for a holiday. “Getting engaged is a special time for a couple and the story behind it is one that will be repeated several times over, so you want to be sure that the location is unique and personal,” she said. “Destination weddings are also incredibly popular this
Central Park, New York year, with plenty of engaged couples taking off with their families and friends to have their ceremony and reception away from home.â€?
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE TOP 10 PLACES TO PROPOSE FOR 2012. Memories at the Eiffel Tower, Paris - Share a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower in one the worldâ€™s most romantic cities, like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. This famous landmark offers incredible views by day or night, making it truly is an ideal spot to capture the moment. Picnic in Central Park, New York - Pack a gourmet picnic lunch and take a stroll through Central Park with your partner. Pick a quiet spot to pop the big question, or if you would like to create a scene from a movie, drop down on one knee at the famous Bethesda Fountain. Romance in a gondola, Venice - Serenade you partner with sweet love songs in a traditional gondola along the canals in Venice. Italy has a reputation for being romantic and nothing sets the scene better than a backdrop of grand architecture, aromas of Italian cuisine and melodies sung by real Italians. On the beach at Whitehaven, The Whitsundays - For ultimate privacy, escape to Whitsunday Island and walk hand-in-hand along the incredibly secluded stretch of sand at Whitehaven Beach. At the northern end of the beach there is a cove, where the tide shifts the sand to create a fusion of colours. Sailing in a yacht, Greek Islands - Pack a chilled bottle of champagne and sail around the Greek Islands aboard a yacht. You can organise a private skipper to navigate a path, while you and your lovebird enjoy quality time together on the water under the sun. Sunset in an African game reserve, Tanzania - Follow the lead of Prince William by asking your princess to marry you at an African lodge. Adventurous types can take their proposal
one step further and organise a game safari through the plains to spot the big five in the wild and enjoy the serenity of nature. Sunrise at the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Wake up early and take your partner to a vantage point to see the sun rise over the Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids are famous for being one of the original Seven Wonders of the World and the most visited tourist attraction in Cairo. Egypt has sun all year round, but the best time to visit is from October to May. In a coloured reef, Fiji - Plunge into the azure waters off the coast of Fiji on a deep sea diving or snorkelling adventure with your loved one, and then surprise them with a lovely ring when you rise to the surface. The coloured coral and reef fish make a beautiful backdrop for a proposal. Helicopter flight over Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand - Discover New Zealandâ€™s glacier country from above in a helicopter flight, where you will get stunning views of surrounding farms and New Zealandâ€™s highest peaks, including Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Or, for a grounded experience, enjoy a guided glacier walk on Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.
Whitsundays Eiffel Tower, Paris
Harbour and city views, Sydney - Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy a candlelit dinner at Circular Quay or go for a stroll at Darling Harbour. The vibrant city of Sydney offers plenty of romantic options and great views of our very own Aussie landmarks.
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WA Heritage Festival 18 April to 18 May West Perth From the ingenuity of Aboriginal life on the land, to examples of resourceful ‘make do’ in hard times and the creative use of heritage places in the 21st century, the inaugural WA Heritage Festival celebrates Australia’s heritage - past, present and future. Events and activities are held by communities around the state and coordinated by the National Trust of Australia (Western Australia). Inspired by this year’s festival theme Amazing Stories: Innovation and
Invention, heritage celebrations include local talks, walks, tours, exhibitions and open days. Most events are free, by donation or gold coin entry. www.ntwa.com.au Perth International Comedy Festival 2 to 20 May Mount Lawley Launching in 2012, the Perth International Comedy Festival will incorporate a diverse range of comedy interests and art forms. A smorgasbord of comedy and comedic talent with all festival managed venues within a five to ten minute walk from each other with the Astor theatre in Mount Lawley being the main Hub of the Festival. www.perthcomedyfest.com.au
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- How Art Gains Value BY CELIA BERRELL
hether you are viewing a painting for its inspiration or investment potential, there are ways that enhance the appreciation process - both for the viewer and the painting. How can we really tell if a painting is good or not? The beauty or impact of a painting can be a very personal thing. But there’s more to valuable art than just a pretty face.
Like a promising race horse, aspects of a painting’s value can be found in its track record. How and where it has been on show, its performance and provenance. If it belongs to a well-known artist, it will be starting the race with favourable odds through its inherent breeding. There is also value in understanding the narrative and artist’s motivation for the image. A good painting will surely “speak” to you. Another way to lift an artwork’s game is by teaming it up with a high profile personality. Being rich or famous doesn’t automatically give someone cultural credibility. However being a philanthropist, art patron or sporting sponsor can. And any creative items they support tend to gain credibility from this relationship. We find many celebrities share their success through charitable foundations or as ambassadors of awareness for worthy causes. For example, Layne Beachley helps young women reach their dreams through her Aim for the Stars Foundation. Many celebrities are also private art collectors.
Over 300 world leaders from differing fields have been associated with Davson’s creative endeavours including from the top: cricket legend Ian Chappell, Surfing World Champions Mark Richards and Layne Beachley, World Champion F1 and IndyCar Champion Sir Nigel Mansell, Tennis Number One John Newcombe AO, and World Champion F1 driver and constructor Sir Jack Brabham.
Can you match the following celebrities (1-4) to the artist (A-D) whose work they have bought:
1. David Beckham - LA Galaxy footballer 2. Pat Farmer - Australian Ultra-Marathon runner 3. Hugh Grant - British Actor 4. Val Kilmer - American Actor
A. Damien Hirst B. Roxy Paine C. Sharon Davson D. Andy Warhol
Answers: 1A, 2C, 3D, 4B
“A decade ago, I was so impressed with her art that I commissioned her to create a painting for me. She did, and it is a beautiful visual narrative of my life.” - Pat Farmer
Enduring Spirit by Celia Berrell
The power to last the distance etches footprints in the sky and stamps true words upon the path below. Horizons drawn from hopes and dreams beguile the focussed eye. Endurance goes beyond the page of everything we know.
Turning Point Davson the artist has taken sporting and art affiliations to a new level. Last year, she became the first artist to sponsor an international sporting event. Australia’s Ultra-Marathon star Pat Farmer has completed his incredible Pole to Pole run and Davson is one of the sponsors of Pat’s 21,000 kilometre run through 14 countries (see www.pole2polerun.com). “A decade ago, I was so impressed with her art that I commissioned her to create a painting for me,” Mr Farmer said. “She did, and it is a beautiful visual narrative of my life.”
The commissioned painting, Turning Point, echoes his breakthrough of inner strength and tranquillity through inspired mental determination on these ultra-long marathons. Creating art works about Pat’s Pole to Pole run, which he undertook in support of Red Cross clean water projects, is one aspect of Davson’s sponsorship. 2011 was a year of ‘turning points’ for Davson as well. This includes the sale of On the Ark of Salvation, which set a new sales record at $1.3 million for a painting by a living Australian artist. Such achievements are a result of significant activities from both the art and the artist.
Throughout her career, she has gained reputation and representation within public and private art collections, presented major survey exhibitions which toured in public galleries and participated in a range of affiliated initiatives. Unlike the share market and some other forms of investment, over the past three decades, Davson’s art has doubled in value approximately every five years. This occurs through activities that go beyond the art of painting itself. A good painting will have a track record of its valued achievements and pedigree in progress.
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SKIPPERS FLEET & INFO BELOW ARE SOME GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOUR FLIGHT WITH US IS MORE ENJOYABLE.
DE HAVILLAND DASH 8-300 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 50 seat Wing-span: 27.4m Aircraft length: 25.7m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 530km/h Payload: Up to 5,500kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and two flight attendants.
DE HAVILLAND DASH 8-100 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 36 seat Wing-span: 25.91m Aircraft length: 22.25m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 500km/h Payload: Up to 3,450kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and one flight attendant.
EMBRAER EMB 120 BRASILIA Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 30 seat Wing-span: 19.78m Aircraft length: 20.0m Max altitude: 30,000ft Cruise speed: 600km/h Payload: Up to 3,000kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots and one flight attendant.
FAIRCHILD METRO 23 Engines: Twin Turbo-prop Seating capacity: 19 seat Wing-span: 17.4m Aircraft length: 18.1m Max altitude: 25,000ft Cruise speed: 500km/h Payload: Up to 2,000kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by two pilots.
CESSNA CONQUEST C441 Seating capacity: 9 seat Wing-span: 15.18m Aircraft length: 12m Max altitude: 35,000ft Cruise speed: 550km/h Payload: Up to 1,010kg. Pressurised, air-conditioned cabin. Operated by one or two pilots.
SAFETY BRIEFING Please listen carefully to the Safety Briefing and take the time to read through the Safety On Board Card prior to takeoff. This will help you familiarise yourself with the emergency exits, brace position and the location of your life jacket. DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) It has been reported that some airline passengers have developed clots in deep blood vessels, often in the lower legs, as a result of sitting for an extended period without exercise or movement. This condition is known medically as Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. If blood clot fragments break off and lodge in other areas of the body such as the lungs, they may cause a possible fatal pulmonary thrombosis when a person starts walking after being immobile for a long time. The risk factors for DVT include varicose veins, recent surgery or injury in the lower legs, malignant diseases, past history of DVT, obesity, pregnancy and recent childbirth. Anyone with these risk factors is advised to consult a doctor prior to flying to find out how to minimise the risk of DVT. During the flight, we recommend passengers take the following precautions: â€˘ Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and minimise intake of alcohol. â€˘ Exercise onboard the aircraft by moving and stretching your toes, rotating your ankles, raising and lowering each leg and massaging your calves gently. In addition, we suggest that you avoid crossing your legs. SEATBELTS Seatbelts must be firmly fastened for take-off, landing and whilst the seatbelt sign is illuminated. We do recommend that your seatbelt be fastened at all times whilst seated in case of unexpected turbulence. TRAY TABLES/SEAT BACKS Please ensure your tray tables and your seat backs are in the upright position for take-off and landing. SMOKING Government regulations strictly prohibit smoking on all domestic flights. Special smoke detectors have been fitted to the toilet on board the aircraft. Smoking is also prohibited on the tarmac and throughout the terminal buildings. CARRY ON LUGGAGE If you have carry on luggage please stow it in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front of you. Hand luggage not correctly stowed may cause injury in the event of unexpected turbulence. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Hazards exist to aircraft systems by Electro-Magnetic Interference from Portable Electronic Devices. The interference can cause aircraft systems to malfunction. To provide adequate protection for the aircraft please note that: mobile phones are not to be used at any time on board the aircraft. Other devices such as compact disc players, portable palm top and lap top computers, cassette players, personal electronic organisers or personal video games may be used during cruise only, NOT when the aircraft is taking off and landing.
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SKIPPERS SERVICE CONFIRMATION OF FLIGHTS It is recommended that 24 hours prior to travel that you contact our reservations office on 1300 729 924 during normal office hours to reconfirm your booking. ON TIME SERVICE To assist in maintaining on time departures, Skippers request that all passengers arrive at our terminal for check in at least 60 minutes prior to flight departure. FLYING WITH CHILDREN Infant safety belts are available and will be fitted with the assistance of your flight crew prior to take-off. CHILDREN FLYING ALONE If you have children between the ages of 5 and 11 (inclusive) travelling alone, please advise the Reservations Staff when making your booking so that we can make arrangements with you to ensure they are safely in our care throughout their journey. We advise parents and guardians not to book flights for unaccompanied minors via the internet. IN-FLIGHT AMENITIES To make your flight more comfortable, newspapers, magazines, pillows and children’s activities are available on most of our flights. Cold
refreshments, sandwiches and snacks are usually offered on all Skippers’ flights, with tea and coffee available on our Brasilia and Dash-8 aircraft services. Deluxe catering and alcoholic beverages can be made available on charter or contract flights by prior arrangement. TAXIS Where a local taxi service is available, please advise your Skippers’ flight crew if you require a taxi on your arrival. For your convenience, a taxi rank is also available on Valentine Road at the front of Skippers’ Perth Terminal with a free taxi phone available in the terminal foyer. CAR HIRE For all your vehicle hire requirements, Skippers can recommend a number of car rental companies that can arrange to drop off and collect hire cars at our Perth terminal.
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