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Studying Hospitality in WA

food and beveragePeople hoping to pursue a career in the alcohol industry need to complete their certifications. They must have updated knowledge on hospitality, hotels, food and beverage, management of licensed premised and everything in between.

RSA Training

The first course they should prioritise is RSA Training to comply with liquor laws. They should choose only those providers who are nationally accredited and have years of experience in the industry. Otherwise, their certificate may not be valid. When choosing the right provider, they should consider not only the professionals who will deliver the lectures, but also the quality of course materials to be used.

RSA Training is mandatory for all staff involved in the sale, service or supply of alcohol in WA, so it’s essential for aspiring businessmen and their employees to complete this course.

Leading Provider

The AHA Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB201) course is nationally accredited and a unit from the National Training Package. Accessible through ahawa.asn.au, the AHA(WA) also offers an RSA Bridging Course for individuals who have previously completed the nationally accredited RSA course in another state or territory. The RSA Bridging Course focuses on Western Australian specific legislation and regulations along with providing an overview on the main principles of Responsible Service of Alcohol.

The AHA(WA) has been delivering reliable RSA trainings for over a decade. They provide trainings delivered by industry experts. With their flexible programs, students can complete their RSA courses either online or in a classroom setting.

Granger, McRoberts Agree To Sign With The Heat

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Miami Heat president Pat Riley is looking to keep LeBron James at bay in South Beach after making moves to bolster its roster.

The team has agreed to sign free agent forwards Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts in a two-year, $4.2 million and four-year, $23 million deals, respectively, according to league sources on Monday.

Aiming for the Ring

Granger will take the Heat’s biannual exception of $2.1 million and hold a player option on his second year of the contract, while McRoberts will utilize the full midlevel exception. Although there were no guarantees, both forwards accepted the offer for a chance to play with James in case he returns, and a possible contention for the NBA championship.

Vital Pieces

Granger, 31, averaged eight points and three boards for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, where he signed in late February after buying out his contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was traded to the Sixers by the Indiana Pacers, where he played eight seasons. In the 2008-2009 season, he averaged 25 points for the Pacers and was an Eastern Conference All-Star.

Meanwhile, McRoberts averaged a career-high 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and shot 36.1 percent from beyond the arc for the Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats) last season. The Hornets offered the same full midlevel exception but the 27-year old, 6-foot-10 forward chose Miami, according to sources, because of the possibility to win the championship.

Riley is set to meet with James this week to discuss his future with the Heat, and he can make note of the addition of these two players.

One Storey or Two Storey Houses?

houseMost soon-to-be homeowners often have a good idea of what kind of house they want right from the start. One of the biggest planning decisions has often been whether to go for a single or a two-storey house.

One-storey houses, also known as bungalows, are the traditional choice. Still, home extensions may be a necessity somewhere down the line.

Perth two storey home builders like novus-homes.com.au state that houses with a second floor are quite an imposing presence in the neighbourhood. This is so even when it does not necessarily have a spacious interior. Bungalows, on the other hand, are generally more affordable. Extensions can be made easily, as well. While adding a second floor to your home is a fine home improvement option, especially when your growing family requires move living space, it may not be essential just yet.

How do you decide which type of house is more suited for you? Here are some points to consider when building or searching for a house:

Know what suits you

Consider where you find yourself in life. If you are at a stage in life where you are simply living alone or are just a young, starting family, then all the extra space may not be called for. Your preferences will be a huge factor, but your needs should be your priority.

Consider the pricing

Two storey houses do not necessarily mean that they demand twice the price of bungalows. Your budget would determine how far you are willing to go in terms of price range.

Maximise your location

A land that is in a prime location costs too much. As such, you may want to make the most of your investment and utilise your space to its fullest.

Backyard and garage options

Adding a second floor can give you more room to add a bigger outdoor space along with ample garage space.

Some people may say that single storey homes are much more appealing than two-storey ones while others will claim the opposite. It all depends on your preferences. Remember that you are the one who will live in it in the end. Approach it with an open mind. Though you may be leaning towards one way or the other, take the time to weigh in the benefits of both types. Calculate your budget and determine which one really fits your requirements. Correctly decidingwhich suits you best will help you get the most value put of your property.

Hong Kong Protesters Forcibly Removed From Rally

hong-kongSeveral protesters were forcibly removed from a rally in Hong Kong’s Central Business District by police.

Hundreds of Hong Kong police forcibly removed kicking and screaming protesters from the Central Business District on Wednesday, holdouts of a mass rally demanding greater democracy from Beijing.

Resistance to removal

Many of the protesters linked arms in an effort to resist being removed, but they were taken away one at a time, in some cases by multiple police. The activists screamed, punched, and kicked before being bundled on to buses.

“I have the right to protest. We don’t need police permission,” the crowd chanted.

Challenge to China

The pro-democracy rally, which organisers said attracted over 510,000 people, and a subsequent sit-in mainly by student groups presents what could be the biggest challenge yet to China, which had resumed control over the former british colony on July 1, 1997.

“Civil disobedience is not a one-time matter. I will come out to protest again, because it is the only way Hong Kong can change,” said To Chun Ho, who was released on Wednesday without charge.

Hundreds arrested

Activists that refused to leave were taken to the police training school in Hong Kong. Over 500 people were arrested, with some charged with participating in an unauthorised assembly and obstructing police. Around 50 were released without charge.

Maximise the Cooling Power of Your Air Conditioning Unit

air conditioning unitWhen your air conditioning unit works against different factors like indoor heat and poor ventilation, it is likely to work harder and use more energy. Apart from affecting your comfort levels, this can make the unit’s performance worse and damage certain parts over time. To keep the air conditioner from working too hard, here are a few things you can do:

The Role of Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans work by providing a cooling effect that can make you feel comfortable. When used in conjunction with your air conditioning unit, fans can make the room feel cooler. These enable you to increase the thermostat setting without compromising your comfort levels.

When mounting ceiling fans, install them at least seven feet above the floor and 18 inches from the walls. Make sure to secure the installation to avoid any noise, rattling and vibration. It is advisable to choose a fan that is proportionate to the size of the room to promote sufficient airflow.

Reducing Internal Loads

Your air conditioning unit can work better by decreasing the size of the job it needs to do. This means reducing the internal loads that your unit has to deal with. You can do this by turning off unnecessary electrical appliances, equipment, and light. According to apexaircon.com.au, you can use exhaust fans as well, to remove humidity in bathroom and kitchens.

Apart from shutting off unnecessary appliances, you can increase insulation levels or shading windows of the house as well. While this requires significant investment and expenses, it can significantly reduce the energy spent on cooling and heating.

Dehumidification of Indoor Air

Apart from keeping your indoor air clean and healthy, dehumidification can remove excess humidity in the room to boost the comfort levels, as noted by homeimporovementpages.com.au. Using whole-house dehumidifiers serve as a supplement to your air conditioning unit as well, which can keep the air dry when your unit is not running.

Dehumidifying your indoor air during the summer can lower the demand on your system, helping you save more money. Consult an HVAC expert to help you choose a dehumidifier that controls the humidity levels in the home.

Provide an ideal environment for your air conditioning unit with these tips. Learn more about the importance of ceiling fans and reducing internal loads to keep your system running properly.

The Brilliant Idea that is Home Care

home careAfter graduation you’ll find a good job, start a family, and provide for them for the next forty or so years. Now, after all those years of sleepless nights, sweaty days, and moments of both joy and frustration you’re asked to leave your home because you’re too old to take care of yourself.

While this is not the real picture, this is how many seniors may feel when their loved ones send them to elderly care facilities.

A Grim Reality

This is a reality many of the elderly face, after years of working they’re either urged or forced into going to ‘homes’ that can better ensure their health and safety. Many of the families who choose that option only do so because they’re thinking of their parents’ and grandparents’ well-being. These families only have the best of intentions; unfortunately, these methods strip the elderly of their sense of independence and freedom, and that’s something some of them find too hard to bear.

Many homes try to soften the blow by trying to replicate the conditions of the patients’ home environs; it’s just not the same. Replication is an exercise in futility, much like how aquariums try to replicate the ocean, the fish know there’s something wrong no matter how realistic the setup seems.

A Great Idea

Then someone had the great idea of implementing a service called home care, which brings the care the elderly need from the ‘home’ to their homes. This is the best of both worlds as far as the families are concerned. Their parents and grandparents can stay exactly where they are, surrounded by familiar neighbours and friends, while still getting the security and safety they need. Caregivers don’t have to take extreme measures to make the environment ‘like home’, because their wards are home.

Home care allows the elderly to stay where they are happy, and happiness is such a big factor in elderly care. Doctors can attest that the more depressed a patient is, the more likely their bodies will succumb to their illness, a condition that’s common in ‘homes’. But if patients are happy, they get better faster, and stay healthy longer.

The point of elderly care is to keep seniors as healthy and active for as long as possible, and gathering them in a building where everything is regimented is not the answer. Give your parents and grandparents the freedom and independence they deserve, goodness knows they’ve worked hard enough for it.