Calistoga Harvest Table® set for September 9, 2018

CALISTOGA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The culinary scene in Calistoga will hold center stage on its main street as the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce prepares for the fifth annual Calistoga Harvest Table® event on Sunday, Sept. 9. Calistoga Harvest Table® presents the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy the best cuisine offered in Calistoga, with 12 local restaurants and 49 wineries prepared to welcome visitors and locals to a 1,000-foot-long table in the center of the city’s picturesque downtown.

As one of the most sought after annual events in the Napa Valley, tickets sold out in less than two hours; however, a few tickets have since become available. From 4:30-6pm, visitors without dinner tickets are welcome to mingle downtown and enjoy Calistoga area wines available for purchase by glass or bottle. Dinner will be served for almost 800 guests beginning at 6pm.

“Calistoga Harvest Table® highlights Calistoga’s world-class wines and diversity of dishes created by the town’s most impressive culinary talents,” said Chris Canning, executive director at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. “Harvest Season is a great time to discover why Wine Enthusiast Magazine voted Calistoga as one of the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the World.”

This year’s list of participating restaurants are All Seasons Bistro, Café Sarafornia, Calistoga Inn, Lovina (formerly Calistoga Kitchen), Checkers Restaurant, Culinary Institute of America, Evangeline, Hydro Bar & Grill, Napa Valley Crust, Sam’s Social Club, Tanit Pan-Asian, and Véraison. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of incredible culinary offerings, from enticing Asian fusion and innovative takes on classic California dishes to delectable seafood and much more. Menus and wineries are listed online at CalistogaHarvestTable.com.

As part of the buildup to a July 16 sell-out on ticket sales, Santa Rosa resident Randy Key was the lucky winner of two Calistoga Harvest Table® tickets, a bottle of Calistoga AVA wine to enjoy with dinner, two tickets to the prior evening’s Calistoga Wine Experience at Pioneer Park, and a two-night stay at The Bergson from September 8 to 10.

Guests at Calistoga Harvest Table® are highly encouraged to plan overnight reservations for the entire weekend with the option to attend a few pre-events, such as the Calistoga Winegrowers’ “Winemaker Roundtable” education seminar at Bennett Lane Winery on Friday, Sept. 7 from 2-4:30pm, moderated by television personality Leslie Sbrocco, and the Calistoga Wine Experience at Pioneer Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-7pm. Ticket holders at both events will be able to meet some of the owners and winemakers of 40-plus Calistoga AVA wineries. Visit CalistogaWinegrowers.com for more information.

Whether you visit to taste extraordinary wines or take a dip in the naturally-heated geothermal pools– Calistoga has something for everyone. Spend the weekend during Calistoga Harvest Table® and get lost in the beauty of this premier destination within the Napa Valley.

For more information or to book your stay, log on to VisitCalistoga.com or call (707) 942-6333.

About the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
A mere 30-minute drive from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, the city of Calistoga is a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, hiking adventures and biking trails, wide variety of wineries and great dining. For information about lodging and dining options, local wineries, spas and events in Calistoga, go to VisitCalistoga.com. You can also find Visit Calistoga on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CalistogaVisitors, Twitter @VisitCalistoga and Instagram @VisitCalistoga.

Charlene Peters
Visit Calistoga
7079426333
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Priceline Appears to Have Resolved Credit Czar’s Public Pricing Concern and Now Displays Mandatory Fee with Total Price

Priceline reservation with 'Facilities' fee now disclosed to pleasure and relief of Credit Czar and consumers everywhere

Priceline reservation with ‘Facilities’ fee now disclosed to pleasure and relief of Credit Czar and consumers everywhere

Prior Priceline hotel receipt at time of booking -- 'Facilities' fee concealed

Prior Priceline hotel receipt at time of booking — ‘Facilities’ fee concealed

Prior undisclosed 'Facilities' fee added at departure - federal UDAAP

Prior undisclosed ‘Facilities’ fee added at departure – federal UDAAP

Prior booking failed to disclose mandatory fee; agent read the fine print to justify. Howe filed a complaint with FTC and was refunded. Did Priceline remedy?

An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CAPITOL HILL , WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the apparent — and highly satisfactory — resolution of a predatory scheme that resulted in unfair and deceptive pricing that may have profoundly harmed consumers through ‘fine print’ terms that concealed the ‘total price’ until check-out.

“What a difference a few weeks makes,” stated David Howe, SubscriberWise founder, USA Credit Czar, and America’s identity guardian for babies for girls and for boys. “Yesterday, Credit Czar arrived in Washington, D.C. to advocate for innocent babies and children who are exploited hundreds of times each day by identity theft because Congress has failed to implement the ‘SubscriberWise Child Identity Protection Act’ as a desperately needed common-sense child safety initiative.

The urgent child-protection effort was proposed by the self-affirmed USA Credit Czar almost 4 years ago to the day, September 11, 2014, and focuses on technology and education – not punishment and retribution so venerated by the current and prior administrations (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140911006497/en/SubscriberWise-Proposes-Child-Identity-Theft-Protection-Legislation ).

“Upon arrival, and as usual for Credit Czar, I booked a hotel on the fly for the expected one-night stay in DC,” continued Howe. “For many years now – 15 years to be exact – I’ve had an account with Priceline (https://www.priceline.com) where I maintain a profile including stored credit cards for fast and efficient booking. I also use the organization’s ‘app’ because I’m often traveling by plane, train, and ride-share — while trying desperately to avoid the unregulated car rental industry — and then on foot when I arrive in the destination city. And that’s another way of saying that yesterday I was searching for a hotel very near the train terminal since I was walking with a roller bag in toe and a back pack on my shoulders with laptop and more.

“So, as is customary for my incredibly hectic and demanding travel schedule, I followed my typical protocol and located a hotel within a half-mile of Union Station,” confirmed Howe. “I obtained a Priceline deal that was offered during the initial search which looked extremely competitive for the Hill – but I knew from prior lobbying experience that what I saw wasn’t what I’d get. In other words, I knew there’d be a remarkably misleading price since hotels have begun – for years now, frankly — deceiving consumers with ‘resort’, ‘facilities’, and other clever names to 'pick the pockets' of unsuspecting consumers — far higher than the displayed price they expected to pay without the deception.

“And why wouldn’t these hotels dramatically increase the true cost of an overnight stay,” Howe added. “Lawmakers have enabled the legal pick-pocketing through unconscionable adhesion contracts while failing to enforce 'UDAAPs' (https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/compliance/manual/7/vii-1.1.pdf). Moreover, since there’s no local accountability with organizations that engage in these predatory pricing tactics, consumer complaints are having less impact and the cost-benefit from the few consumers who do complain simply doesn’t override the greed coefficient that makes it so lucrative to the organization’s bottom line.

Related: US Credit Czar David Howe Reports Priceline and Hotel Pennsylvania to Federal Government — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/458063154/us-credit-czar-david-howe-reports-priceline-and-hotel-pennsylvania-to-federal-government

“Nevertheless, when I did continue the booking process and selected the otherwise misleading price, I was taken to another screen and the REQUIRED ‘facilities’ fee was now displayed. In other words, the true price was no longer concealed through a ‘fine print’ disclosure, hiding an extra fee that I simply could not avoid paying (i.e. minibar purchases are fully discretionary and consumers understand these types of purchases are extra and not disclosed while mandatory ‘facilities’ fee can’t be avoided and should always be conspicuously disclosed during booking). However, now I was able to make an informed decision knowing the actual price up front. Now I could choose to continue to the payment screen without the ‘sticker shock’ that I experienced weeks earlier at check-out because Priceline had failed to itemize as they correctly did yesterday.

“Yes, what a difference a few weeks makes. What a difference 'truth in advertising' makes.

“For the record, with fees and taxes added, the Priceline advertised price instantly jumped a whopping 54 percent!” Howe emphasized.

“But again, at least I knew what the total cost would be,” Howe reiterated. “And that makes a meaningful difference, particularly for families and individuals – young and old and everywhere in between – who may be traveling on a tight budget and can’t afford these expensive hidden fees that can easily catapult the total price of a hotel hundreds of dollars over an extended stay.

“Yes, I’m grateful that Priceline is now displaying the true cost prior to purchase. I’m also feeling empowered and content by my decision to file a formal complaint previously with the Federal Trade Commission when my 'pocket was picked' weeks earlier. Of course, the refund that I ultimately received was appreciated. It was a shock and a surprise that an organization would do the right thing without additional demand from the victim.

Related: New York City’s Historic Hotel Pennsylvania Refunds ‘Facilities’ Fee and Stuns Credit Czar David Howe — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/459951523/new-york-city-s-historic-hotel-pennsylvania-refunds-facilities-fee-and-stuns-credit-czar-david-howe

“It’s simple,” concluded the Credit Czar. “After respectfully admiring and observing the myriad civil and human rights landmarks in DC, for example the ‘Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial’, the ‘National Museum of African American History and Culture’, and stopping over the ‘Children’s Defense Fund’ headquarters this morning, fighting against every injustice – no matter how insignificant it may be perceived – felt like a cause worth pursuing with vigor and enthusiasm — just like the giants before us including the women and men of our Armed Services who sacrificed for the right,” the Credit Czar concluded.

Media Relations
SubscriberWise
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Dan Maduri Featured on MSNBC for Viewpoints on the Florida’s Primary

Dan Maduri

United Cities Productions announced today that one of its content creators,Dan Maduri,was featured on MSNBC for commentary on Florida’s primary elections

He was a relatively unknown 38-year-old congressman from Jacksonville until he was handpicked by Trump”

— Dan Maduri

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — United Cities Productions announced today that one of its primary content creators, Dan Maduri, was featured on MSNBC for commentary on Florida’s primary elections. Mr. Maduri is the host of Florida Live on AM 820 News Tampa Bay and 98.3 FM Pinellas County on air during the 1-2 PM block. MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin filling in for Craig Melvin interviewed Mr. Maduri and explored the political atmosphere in one of America’s “purple states.”

The Florida gubernatorial election was the primary discussion during the interview. With Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum each winning their respective primary, Florida voters showed that they are moving away from the centralist politics and more toward the extremes. In the interview Mr. Maduri offered that DeSantis is a “relatively unknown 38-year-old congressman from Jacksonville until handpicked by Trump.” He continued to say that this outcome proves that Florida is moving away from its purple roots and becoming a “Red” state.

Florida’s Senate race took up the remainder of the interview. Rick Scott, the current Republican Governor of Florida, will square against the incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in the general election. Mr. Maduri sad that the well-funded and popular Scott should have no problem winning the seat. He continued, calling Nelson a “Ground Hog” Senator because “you never see him and never hear from him.” This lack of familiarity will be a hindrance to Nelson as there are 4 million new voters in Florida who do not know how he is.

About United Cities Productions
United Cities Productions (UCP) is a modern media company designed to help marketers enhance their brand in the digital age. UCP creates a bridge between some of the world’s most intriguing brands and digital content creators that have a reach beyond traditional advertising. The network of creators brought together by UCP provides many services including influencer marketing, content marketing, and radio broadcasting, event based experiential marketing, and media syndication. Some of UCPs existing partners include News Talk Florida, Sports Talk Florida, Poynter Institute, Westwood One, the Miami Marlins, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the University of South Florida, the University of Miami, Erik Kuselias, Inc., the St. Petersburg Bowl.

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Steve Kyler
United Cities Productions
813.281.1041
email us here


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Puut Wallet Announces Cryptocurrency-based Crowdfunding and Peer-to-peer Lending

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Accept Bitcoin Lvx

Wallet

Home of Bitcoin Lvx

BVX

Bitcoin Lvx

Puut A/S, announced today that it will launch cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending starting from November 2018

BLvx is a stable cryptocurrency that is not subject to the usual volatility inherent to cryptocurrencies”

— Mark Arthur

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Puut A/S, announced today that it will launch cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending starting from November 2018, to help entrepreneurs raise crypto-financing.

By supporting cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, Puut Wallet is able to offer entrepreneurs all over the world a unique opportunity to see a long awaited dream come through. At the same time the move is letting cryptocurrencies’ holders and mining companies use their idle digital assets to help take disruptive ideas off the ground.

“Helping entrepreneurs take their projects to the next level using a stable cryptocurrency is an integral part of the crypto society we are aspiring to.” said Mark Arthur, Founder & CEO at Puut A/S.

Support for cryptocurrencies will be limited in the first place to Euro-pegged Bitcoin Lvx (BVX). BVX is tied to Euro from inception at a fixed rate of €4,797.15 per BVX, which implies that the exchange rate of BVX follows exactly the moves of the euro exchange rate.

With a circulating supply of 17,023,625 coins and a market capitalization in excess of €80 billion, BVX is poised to become a compelling choice for entrepreneur seeking crypto-financing.

“BLvx is a stable cryptocurrency that is not subject to the usual volatility inherent to cryptocurrencies”. concluded Mr. Arthur

About Puut Wallet
Puut A/S is a leading blockchain and AI company that offers mobile wallet services, social finance enablement and content sharing as a service to end-users, service providers and merchants alike. Puut A/S is seeking to bring the experience of a traditional cloud network to mobile devices, a global mobile experience to mobile phone users and an operator and bank agnostic approach to mobile wallet services.

Bitcoin Lvx
Bitcoin Lvx is a Euro-pegged cryptocurrency that provides payments, exchanges and remittance. Bitcoin Lvx’s mission is to make Bitcoin spendable by scaling block size for faster transactions with capped fees, to minimize coin volatility and to return to CPU-based and energy-efficient mining.

Mark Arthur
Puut A/S
+4520652006
email us here


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Puut Wallet Announces Support for Cryptocurrency-based Crowdfunding and Peer-to-peer Lending

energy efficient mining

Accept Bitcoin Lvx

Wallet

Home of Bitcoin Lvx

BVX

Bitcoin Lvx

Puut A/S, announced today that it will launch cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending starting from November 2018

BLvx is a stable cryptocurrency that is not subject to the usual volatility inherent to cryptocurrencies”

— Mark Arthur

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Puut A/S, announced today that it will launch cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending starting from November 2018, to help entrepreneurs raise crypto-financing.

By supporting cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, Puut Wallet is able to offer entrepreneurs all over the world a unique opportunity to see a long awaited dream come through. At the same time the move is letting cryptocurrencies’ holders and mining companies use their idle digital assets to help take disruptive ideas off the ground.

“Helping entrepreneurs take their projects to the next level using a stable cryptocurrency is an integral part of the crypto society we are aspiring to.” said Mark Arthur, Founder & CEO at Puut A/S.

Support for cryptocurrencies will be limited in the first place to Euro-pegged Bitcoin Lvx (BVX). BVX is tied to Euro from inception at a fixed rate of €4,797.15 per BVX, which implies that the exchange rate of BVX follows exactly the moves of the euro exchange rate.

With a circulating supply of 17,023,625 coins and a market capitalization in excess of €80 billion, BVX is poised to become a compelling choice for entrepreneur seeking crypto-financing.

“BLvx is a stable cryptocurrency that is not subject to the usual volatility inherent to cryptocurrencies”. concluded Mr. Arthur

About Puut Wallet
Puut A/S is a leading blockchain and AI company that offers mobile wallet services, social finance enablement and content sharing as a service to end-users, service providers and merchants alike. Puut A/S is seeking to bring the experience of a traditional cloud network to mobile devices, a global mobile experience to mobile phone users and an operator and bank agnostic approach to mobile wallet services.

Bitcoin Lvx
Bitcoin Lvx is a Euro-pegged cryptocurrency that provides payments, exchanges and remittance. Bitcoin Lvx’s mission is to make Bitcoin spendable by scaling block size for faster transactions with capped fees, to minimize coin volatility and to return to CPU-based and energy-efficient mining.

Mark Arthur
Puut A/S
+4520652006
email us here


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Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018 and Her Princesses

the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses

the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses

Fairfield County & the GSC are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Ms German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses who live,work & study here.

We desire to have our children learn this language, not only to remember their roots but also to be more competitive on the international scene when their professional lives start.”

— Dr. Ludanyi, Principal and President

STAMFORD, CT, US, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 and Her Court of Princesses who live, work and study in Fairfield County, CT and have a continuing involvement with the German School of Connecticut (GSC) in Stamford. These accomplished young women are extraordinary representatives of the rich German-American heritage and culture of the tri-state area.

Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel of Norwalk, CT, is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, CT where she teaches all grades, from Kindergarten to fifth grade, is a former student at GSC.

Princess Sean Tomlinson, from Scranton, PA, is a double major of German and Sociology/Anthropology at Fairfield University, Class of 2019. Sean is an active community activist and aspiring folklorist. She learned German beginning in high school and was able to explore her German heritage in depth during the Summer of 2016 when she worked at a family clinic in Southern Germany. Now she shares and celebrates her culture as a German teacher for beginning students. Sean has taught German at Yale's Sprout and Splash Programs, at Starfish International in The Gambia, and as a teaching assistant at the German School of Connecticut.

The youngest member of the Court of Miss German-America is Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer of Norwalk, CT who is a native-level German speaker and enrolled in the heritage language program at GSC where she has won several German national language awards. She attended Marvin Elementary School and is now in sixth grade and in the academically talented program at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. She is an accomplished figure skater and dancer, and an active member of her local Girl Scout troop.

Join Miss German-America and her Court on Fifth Avenue in New York City on September 15th, 2018 at the Steuben Parade or view the live broadcast at http://germanparadenyc.org.

The German School of Connecticut offers German language instruction on Saturday mornings for children from the age of two through high school, as well as for adults. More information is available at www.germanschoolct.org and at the Open House at the Stamford Campus located at Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Road, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes start on September 8!

The German School of Connecticut congratulates Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel, Princess Sean Tomlinson and Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer for their well-deserved new roles!

Muriel Swaggart
The German School of Connecticut, Inc
(203) 548-0438
email us here

40 years! Learn German now!


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The Fort Harrison Historic Tour Provides a look into Past and Present Community Activities

The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization provides monthly tours of the Fort Harrison to the public

The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization opens their downtown Clearwater Fort Harrison Religious Retreat to monthly tours.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —
On Saturday, August 25th local residents toured the Historic Fort Harrison to find out more about the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization’s religious retreat. During the tour, they learned about its history, got their questions about Scientology answered and saw some of the community activities the Church hosts as well.

Guests were first shown the bustling Grand Fort Harrison lobby with its gold leafed moldings, black and white checkered marbled floor and other historic details of the 92-year-old building.

While touring, the guests had the opportunity to see the Fort Harrison in full swing during the Ebony Awakening Convention. Ebony Awakening has the mission to provide solutions and education for African American community leaders from across the U.S. to help uplift their communities.

In addition to the Auditorium and Fort Harrison Gardens, the guests viewed the beautiful Crystal Ballroom with its 11,000 piece Bohemian crystal chandelier and oval oak hard wood dance floor where dinners and dances for the areas social elite were held in its early days, and is used for community events today.

The guests visited some of the amenities frequented by Scientologists staying at the religious retreat including the Tea Lounge which boasts over 60 different types of teas and the Hibiscus Restaurant, the Fort Harrison’s fine dining restaurant. They met the maître d’ who gave them details about the menu, the Chef training and the ribbon he was wearing, awarded to him by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest international food and wine society.

In addition to learning about the Fort Harrison’s historical features, guests asked questions about Scientology’s beliefs, symbols such as the 8-pointed cross, spiritual counseling and staff uniforms. Those who wanted to know more about the Church’s Spiritual Cathedral across the street – the Flag Building – visited the Scientology Information Center afterwards and watched “Inside Scientology: Flag,” an episode from the Scientology TV Network which provides a visual tour of the building and an intimate look at the history and significance of the Church of Scientology’s spiritual headquarters.

Guests stated, “I had no idea what this looked like on the inside until now. You really don’t see the full warmth and the beauty until you see it from the inside” and “Thank you for the tour. I enjoyed it and the building was quite impressive. I had no idea that people can be Scientologists and be part of other religions – like that Christian minister from the convention who said he was also a Scientologist. That really blew me away!”

The next Historic Fort Harrison Tour will be on the September 29th.
To be included in the event, or for more information about community events held at the Fort Harrison, please contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org.

THE FORT HARRISON:

The Fort Harrison serves at the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. With more than 11,000 Scientology Churches, Missions and groups spanning six continents, Scientologists come to Clearwater for religious training and ministerial services. The Fort Harrison is made available to community groups and charities for their special events and fundraisers. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy based on the work of L. Ron Hubbard.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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Queensland’s spectacular Sunshine Coast to host the Queensland Cross Triathlon State Championships

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Trail Running

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Mountain Biking

Kids and parents mountain biking

Family Adventure for all ages

Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast is gearing up for a weekend of off road action in October hosting the state cross triathlon championships

CALOUNDRA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast is gearing up for a weekend of off road action in October with the hosting of the Queensland cross triathlon state championships, a world championship qualifier and round two of an all new Australian trail running series, Trail Run Australia.

Triathlon Queensland, the state governing body for triathlon have awarded the state championships to the TreX event on the Sunshine Coast as part of the Nissan State Series. The Nissan series incorporates sixteen of the most challenging and diverse triathlon events across Queensland and participants can earn points towards the overall series championships as well as racing for a State Championship Title at the event in October.

The TreX series has long been at the forefront of this unique form of triathlon in Australia which takes the traditional format of the sport and mixes it with a huge helping of heart, guts, mud and dirt as athletes take on a unique challenge with a swim, mountain bike and trail run, where the challenge is as much with mother nature as it is against other athletes.

Queensland championship contenders will tackle a challenging 1,000m swim in beautiful Ewen Maddock Dam, followed 19km of heart pumping XC mountain biking, and then finishing off with a 7km trail run which twists and turns through the awe-inspiring rainforests of Beerwah State Forest in the Landsborough hinterland.

Athletes will also be racing for a place in the team to represent Australia at the ITU World MultiSport Championships to be held in Spain in 2019 with the event also being announced by Triathlon Australia as a world championship qualifier.

Event Director, Robyn Lazenby from In2Adventure, the team who won the successful bid to bring the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to Australia in 2016 told us that;
“We are so thrilled to introduce this new event, in October, on the Sunshine Coast. The area is often known for its beautiful beaches, but we’ve discovered that the hinterland holds some spectacular hidden treasures and presents the perfect backdrop for a weekend of off road action. Landsborough is an amazing place and we look forward to welcoming athletes from across Australia to this spectacular region to discover the thrill, challenge and pure joy that comes from racing off road in Australia’s backyard.”

The Sunshine Coast was also chosen as the destination to host round two of the newly launched Trail Run Australia series which takes runners to some of the most iconic and scenic destinations in Australia with four races in three states in 2018/19.

The Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival is proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council.

Tourism, Sport and Major Events Portfolio Councillor Jason OPray welcomed the event to the Sunshine Coast.

“Our beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is certainly quite scenic but it shouldn’t be under-estimated and is sure to provide a tough challenge to the competitors,” Cr OPray said.

“The event will be a fantastic way to show off that part of our healthy, smart, creative region.”

And it’s not just a weekend for elite athletes. TreX Cross Triathlon offers courses and distances for all ages and abilities including Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids events. Trail Run Australia includes half marathon, 11k and 5k options as well as a free kids’ event. This makes it an ideal weekend for hardcore racers, weekend warriors, families or those who just want to get into the great outdoors to visit one of Australia’s most scenic regions and enjoy the challenge of off road racing.

The weekend will take place at Ewen Maddock Dam in Landsborough with the TreX Cross Triathlon event taking place on the 27th of October and Trail Run Australia on Sunday 28th. To find out more and be a part of the off road action go to:
 Watch the video action at i2aTV – https://www.youtube.com/In2AdventureAustralia
https://www.trextriathlon.com.au/event/sunshine-coast/
https://www.trailrunaustralia.com/event/sunshine-coast/

About TreX
TreX is Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series. For thirteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.
2018|19 events include: https://in2adventure.com.au/events/

For more information visit TreX https://www.trextriathlon.com.au and Trail Run Australia https://www.trailrunaustralia.com

About In2Adventure
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit In2Adventure here

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Robyn Lazenby
In2Adventure
0414 282 084
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Sunshine Coast Multisport Festival 2018


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Chanthaburi's First Eco-resort Fasai Resort and Spa Wins Resort of the Year 2018

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Faasai Resort and Spa has won Resort of the Year 2018 for Chanthaburi in the Travel and Hospitality awards

CHANTHABURI, THAILAND, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The judges selected Faasai Resort and Spa as Resort of the Year Chanthaburi after reviewing its commitment to eco tourism and responsible travel, guests' reviews and comments, and the services it offers including spa treatments, visits to its organic farm, and local tours. The family-owned resort opened 13 years ago with seven rooms and later expanded to 14.

It was built from scratch by Thai-New Zealand couple Surin Laopha and Bronwen Evans, taking care to preserve and enhance the local trees and natural ecosystem. They also bought nearby land with natural wetlands which has been restored and developed as an organic farm and nature sanctuary called White Water Lake. Both the resort and farm are magnets for wildlife with more than 100 species of birds visiting year-round including brahminy kites, lapwings, kingfishers, coucals and bulbuls.

Bronwen says they are delighted to be chosen as Resort of the Year for Chanthaburi.

"Our sustainable tourism ideals are working closely with the local community, growing healthy food in harmony with nature and sharing experiences of the local culture with guests. This fits well with the policy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand of 'inclusive tourism' or using tourism to promote sustainable development within the community."

"Our motto of grace, harmony and beauty extends to everything we do including care of guests, staff, the environment while also reflecting the spiritual values and cultural heritage of Thailand."

She says the province of Chanthaburi on Thailand's eastern border is ideally placed to meet the growing interest in green travel and authenticity.

Despite being only three hours’ drive from the metropolis of Bangkok, it boasts beaches, coral reefs, marine parks and towering waterfalls, as well as the highest mountain peak in the East – Kao Soi Dao.

The resort offers nature based tourism including exploration of the unique coastal and forest ecosystem of Kung Wiman, a small fishing village surrounded by orchards, shrimp farms and rubber plantations. Neighbouring Kung Kraben Bay is a marine sanctuary under the patronage of His Majesty the King, which is fringed with mangroves.

Visitors to Kung Kraben can take a boardwalk through the mangroves, go kayaking amongst the mangrove trees or in the bay (between October and March) and visit an aquarium which has a diversity of marine life including seahorses, stingrays, sharks, clown and puffer fish as well as a marine breeding centre in the bay.

The Best Resort Chanthaburi award is the the latest in a string of awards won by Faasai Resort and Spa. It also won the following awards:

Green award and special award for cultivation and use of herbs and spices from the Governor of Chanthaburi 2011

Outstanding service to the environment and nature in the Eastern region -Thailand Boutique Awards 2010

Best Small Hotel in Thailand – TAT Green Awards 2011 and 2009.

Responsible Tourism award – Faasai Resort & Spa was runner-up in the budget category in the 2008 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards.

Bronwen Evans
Faasai Resort and Spa
0813426234
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Dual Certification Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training India

200 Hour Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga teacher Training in Goa, Rishikesh, Dharamshala India

DHARAMSHALA, GOA, INDIA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Beach Yoga in Goa

Beach Yoga Teacher Training Class in Goa
Why to practice Yoga in Beach? Today as we all know that we are living in the techno and unnatural environment that is prone to deteriorating health conditions and it has become very important to look after our health and fitness. One of the best and trending way to enhance our physical/Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health & Fitness is yoga. yoga helps us to overcome different health-related problems and makes us healthier and fitter. In India one of the best places to do Yoga and meditation is GOA.

In fact, Nowadays beach yoga is very popular in Goa and why not? People have an opportunity to practice Yoga asana in the open air, Surya Namaskar at Sunrise timing, Morning walk, and meditation. It will really make your day to do 100 % times with the regular practice of yoga on beach or outdoor. It is benefitting the practitioners at a very faster rate. At Goa beaches during winter in North India.

The natural atmosphere is very delightful and after experiencing the scenic environment beauty you can’t say no to the yoga classes. Especially when you have the expert yoga trainers to look after your training sessions. Highly qualified and experienced yoga teachers help you to correct your postures, Body weight by giving you the best suitable training schedule and diet plan for your body.

So why not take 25 Days travel Yoga challenge at Goa?

Yoga teacher training in Goa at Mantra Yoga offers you 200-hour Ashtanga (Mysore and Led Style) Yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga for Beginner course where you get a chance to experience yoga asana practices in Beach and stay just 2 minutes walking distance from Arambol beach. Our Yoga teacher training Goa program is licensed with the Yoga Alliance USA at 200 Hour level.

Yoga learning at the beach of Goa is most exciting and enhancing the ability to learn faster and asana practice experience is most valuable when you get a chance to relax and drink some healthy juices.

Beach yoga is the best for our mental health because it is the combination of exercise and nature effects. It reduces your stress and stimulates our mind and body.

As we all know sea water is best for our skin because of the presence of healthy minerals. eczema and psoriasis can be treated by sea water.

Beach yoga burns your calorie at a faster rate and yoga enthusiasts utilize and value their time In India.

Yoga Exercise on sand gives an extra strain on your muscles and improves strength.

So let’s join 24 days #AshtangaYoga & #VinyasaYoga challenge to experience in Goa and become an Internationally certified #Yoga Instructor to spread your yogic knowledge to other places on the planet.

Nitin
Mantra Yoga & Meditation School
9599829506
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