Future Gold Coast: Bulletin series looks at challenges facing tourism, health, education, real estate, manufacturing and entertainment

THE Gold Coast Bulletin is launching the next instalment in its Future Gold Coast series, bringing the city’s leaders together to capitalise on opportunities for the Gold Coast in a post-COVID era.

Future Gold Coast (Reset) will look at the challenges and opportunities across a range of sectors, including tourism, health, education, real estate, manufacturing and entertainment.

The series follows the highly successful Future Gold Coast event last year which examined what the Gold Coast needed to position itself for 2030.


Bulletin Editor Rachel Hancock speaks at last year’s Future Gold Coast event. Picture: Mike Batterham.
media_cameraBulletin Editor Rachel Hancock speaks at last year’s Future Gold Coast event. Picture: Mike Batterham.


Bulletin editor Rachel Hancock said the campaign would focus on the Gold Coast now, and the many opportunities that had arisen since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

“No doubt the pandemic has hit the

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Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts Offers Free Flu Shots to Members of the Entertainment Industry

Interested participants can make an appointment for October 29, 30, November 11, and 12 from 10 AM–3 PM ET.

The Actors Fund is partnering with Mount Sinai to offer free flu shots to members of the entertainment industry at The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts.

Interested participants can make an appointment for October 29, 30, November 11, and 12 from 10 AM-3 PM ET. Appointments can be made here.

Please Note the Following Guidelines:

1. You must wear a mask to get vaccinated.
2. Social distancing will be maintained and required the entire time.
3. Please wear clothes that will allow you to get your arm in and out easily for vaccination.
4. Temperature testing will be performed, and anyone with a fever will not be allowed to receive a vaccination.
5. Please show up on time for your scheduled time slot, not before and not

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W2O Acquires Leading Influencer and Entertainment Marketing Agency starpower to Unlock the Power of the Consumer in Health and Wellness

Pioneer in Hollywood Meets Healthcare to Match up Talent, Clients and Causes to Make the World a Healthier Place

W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions, today announced the acquisition of entertainment and influencer marketing agency starpower. The agency, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, was founded in 2007 by lifelong friends Matthew Lalin and Jared Weiss. Since then, starpower has been a leader in influencer, celebrity and entertainment marketing, creating innovative and unique partnerships backed by data-driven social strategies for brands across health and wellness, consumer, lifestyle, entertainment and sport.

A pioneer in “Hollywood meets Healthcare,” starpower has engaged high-profile talent to infuse pop culture and relevance into public education, marketing and media campaigns. The team has worked with talent such as Serena Williams, Howie Mandel and Chrissy Teigen along with networks of micro-influencers for targeted social campaigns. Notable work leveraging

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Topekan opens food truck with Southern flavor, health-conscious meals in mind – Entertainment – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topekan Tre’Jor Hopkins has always had a passion for cooking. Growing up in the kitchen with his two grandmothers, he learned the ins and outs of the culinary arts at a young age.

That passion and drive to be a chef and entrepreneur has translated into a new food truck called Flavor Wagon.

Hopkins will operate the truck with the help of his fiancee, Sarah Hines, who will operate as the business’ chief financial officer and a few other cooks he has met throughout his cooking journey.

Flavor Wagon will make its debut in the Topeka community from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Woodshed, 1901 N. Kansas.

Hopkins said he hopes to soft open the food truck at the end of October. Once open, the food truck will be parked at different locations around Topeka and various events.

According to Hopkins, Flavor Wagon will feature healthier food options like

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New York Permits Gyms, “Low-Risk” Arts & Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Gaming Sites, Malls And Restaurants To Reopen With Restrictions – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment

New York Permits Gyms, “Low-Risk” Arts &
Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Gaming Sites, Malls and Restaurants
to Reopen With Restrictions

Here’s an update on Governor Cuomo’s four-phase New York
Forward Plan1 to gradually permit businesses to reopen
by region in New York State.  

Background. To recap, the four phases of the NY Forward Plan
prioritized “businesses considered to have a greater economic
impact and inherently low risks of infection for the workers and
customers, followed by other businesses considered to have less
economic impact, and those that present a higher risk of infection
spread.2” Phase Four businesses (deemed to have a
higher risk of infection) include3:

  • Higher Education

  • Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools

  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment4

  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment5

  • Media Production

  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans

  • Malls
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People’s Community Clinic celebrates 50 years of bringing dignity to care – Entertainment & Life – Austin American-Statesman

“We were hippies,” says Barbara Davis. They were anti-establishment, bend the rules, roll up your sleeves and get things done without infringing on anyone else’s rights kind of people.

Picture a medical clinic with a handful of long-haired doctors, nurses and a social worker in a church basement. Mattresses on the floor served as the waiting room chairs; sheets hanging from the ceiling delineated the different exam rooms. A card table served as the front desk.

The staff members put in their own money to buy the supplies or rounded up free samples to start what was then called the People’s Free Clinic in 1970.

They opened up the clinic one night a week for a handful of hours. That first night, the accounts differ, but Davis thinks they had about 27 people come through the basement clinic they set up at Congregational Church off 23rd Street near the University

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Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Sept. 30

This is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, stroll through galleries and museums or have front-row seats to experience some great music — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.

Arsht Center Offers John Lewis Documentary ‘Good Trouble.’ Sept. 30 is the final day this film is available. Five dollars of the $12 film rental will go to the Adrienne Arsht Center as a donation. Visit arshtcenter.org.

‘State of Hunger’ Virtual Town Hall: Noon, Sept. 30. Zoom panel discussion with Palm Beach County and Food Bank officials. Register for link at pbcfoodbank.org. Free.

The Heritage Project Presents Songs of Freedom: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30. Zoom webinar presented by the Arsht Center. This is an artistic “Salon Series” with experts to examine a variety of topics affecting Black artists. Each session is a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

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Interior design tips improve your mental health – Entertainment & Life – GoErie.com

Decorate to improve your mood and outlook

Having been homebound for the major part of this year, it’s possible you have wondered about the effect your interior design might be having on your mental outlook. It’s a good question. In fact, mental health professionals have been examining the role interior design plays on mental health since long before the pandemic.

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine was at the forefront in its July 2016 article “Aesthetics and Well-Being: How Interior Design Affects Your Happiness.”

“It should not surprise us that interior designers are ‘stealing’ some knowledge from psychology to improve emotional impacts of the space,” the article stated. “Some of the techniques used are persuasive design (including persuasive elements into physical objects, such as seating around the table to boost communication, instead of in front of the TV), spatial perception (opening up some space to create a sense of freedom), and stimulation of

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Family Health Center of Worcester’s Art in the City moves online with Skinner Auction House – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

The annual Art in the City fundraiser for Family Health Center of Worcester is a little different this year. With help from the Skinner Auction House, Family Health Center began an online auction Sept. 22 featuring the original works of 61 New England artists, all to benefit the center’s mission to offer access to quality health care to low-income and uninsured patients. Bids are being accepted until 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/1235T.

The public is invited to join a live-streaming event to celebrate Art in the City, hosted by Jen Carter of WXLO, at 7 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 24 at https://zoom.us/j/95862089152.

“Funds raised through the Art in the City auction will directly support comprehensive health services for 35,000 low-income residents of Worcester and South Worcester County,” said Lou Brady, president

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Liberty and food justice for all: The pursuit of food equity has never been more important – but it’s also never been harder – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

TIt’s easy to see how the pandemic has changed our outward lives. In Worcester — offices are closed, schools are closed, and no school buses. The number of people struggling with losing jobs and food insecurity? Those are harder to see.

Food insecurity is traditionally cast as a Third World or “poor people” problem by those not experiencing it, but is a manifold problem fed by systemic conditions such as poverty, income inequity, healthcare inequity, systemic racism and homelessness. Food insecurity doesn’t mean there’s no food at all, but may be no healthy options, leading to a rise in obesity; all poor people are not food insecure, and not all food insecure people are poor.

The pandemic acted as a force multiplier for these challenges. Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, projects for Worcester County an overall food insecurity rate of 13.1% and a child food insecurity rate

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