The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-29T06:39:03Z Australian Label drop A/W 17 – Unique clothes shopping online 2017-04-29T06:39:03Z australian-label-drop-a-w-17-unique-clothes-shopping-online Coco and Max have done it again, this time dropping their Autumn/ Winter Future Wild 17. Be prepared for the unique clash of Coco's vibrant coloured women's wear, in contrast to Max's mens wear line of quirky cuts on hues of grey, black and white.  If you haven't heard of Coco and Max then you've not been circling in the underground alternative Melbourne scene of hipsters standing out in unique style, re-enforcing the importance of originality and self-expression. The garments are designed to be worn anywhere by anyone – they don't like being pigeon holed as an individual genre – yet you'll definitely stand out no matter where you are wearing these threads. The industry says its casual streetwear elevated to a new level. And what a story to tell - Coco and Max was born when designers Tess and Andrew met while working in London. Tess has a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising - this pushed her to ' think outside' the box and fight the mainstream moulds. Andrew went to the famous Royal College of Arts and did Masters in Menswear. In his graduation collection he got nabbed by the renowned world leaders of Club wear – Cyberdog UK – and they both continued to work their as head designers, Andrew for 15 years, Tess for 5. So in the early days of designing they transformed club-wear to streetwear, designed through the 90's rave boom, then the cyber millennium, shaping and specialising in dance and club wear, and have now decided to break free and follow their passion – finding their own voice in the fashion industry. They have elevated streetwear to a new designer level and sporty cyber threads will always be in their veins! And we forgot to mention that they've already been featured in The Age, The Herald Sun, Vogue UK, Cleo and Frankie Magazine and dressed the likes of Nicki Minaj and The Black Eyed Peas - just to name a few. Blossoming since their Geo Pop collection in 2014, which concentrated on geometric patterns and cuts, dragonfly ponchos and humorous Max menswear prints - evolving to Wild Things 16, they are now experimenting with a futuristic fusion of animal prints on bold and dynamic cuts. The brand is best known for its innovative approach to pattern cutting and quirky in-house graphic prints - Coco's bold womenswear always plays with pop colour, in dynamic contrast to Max's menswear in monochromatic hues. Inspired by, Where the wild things are, FUTURE WILD 17, is designed to rock your boat and take you to an imaginative world. You'll dive into a jungle of relaxed retro looks and either dazzle in wild vibrant colours, or hide in dragon scaled track pants and cyclodripped tops. All garments are designed to give you functional comfort and are made out of top quality threads. Organic yardage printed cottons to breathe and high tech sport fabrics for any sort of action for todays confident, outward looking consumer. The masks represent the brand's philosophy against the ordinary - you'll know what I'm talking about when you shop online. Just go to cocoandmax.com.au and choose your universe. Not only is it made from top quality fabrics, but they also care about the carbon foot prints we leave on this planet, so everything is ethically manufactured in the heart of Melbourne, reinforcing the importance of slow fashion and the future of our planet. They now stand strong in Melbourne, and at the same time they started their own family – Coco is now 3 and Max is 1 – and yes – the label is named after their children. So if you want to stand out in unique style, then Coco & Max is definitely for you - and have just dropped Future Wild 17 – a creative experience of clothes shopping online. Make sure you keep up to date with their latest drops and connect on social media - CocoAndMaxMelbourne Riverside’s Offers Comprehensive Addiction Treatment at their Residential Clinic 2017-04-28T03:03:05Z riverside-s-offers-comprehensive-addiction-treatment-at-their-residential-clinic Riverside Clinic is one among the best addiction treatment services for people with substance abuse disorders and accompanying conditions. Their comprehensive residential treatment plan delivers a structured therapeutic timetable over a 90-day period and includes the support of Riverside Clinic family programme.  Every addict needs treatment that is specifically tailored. Longer durations of rehabilitation programmes are essential since some patients take time to trust the staff and share the issues that affect them. The length and severity of the addiction is another factor that determines the treatment. Research has shown that most patients require a minimum of 90 days in treatment to begin to arrest the addictive cycle. The best treatment outcomes occur when longer durations of treatment include an effort to help integrate the patient back into regular life through continued care. Those who attend treatment have access to quality medical and psychiatric care, one on one counselling, comprehensive case management along with personal development plans and life coaching that focuses on successful reintegration into a new life. The clinic offers round the clock care and supervision. Patients are given locally sourced fresh produce and nutritional meal plans, personal fitness training and yoga. Treatment provided includes personal, group and alternative therapies according to the need of each patient. Following the residential treatment at Riverside Clinic Sanctuary, they also get the opportunity to participate in ongoing care through Riverside’s integration and outpatients programme. This model of intensive treatment, reintegration support and continued care is essential for long-term success. Riverside Clinic specialises in the treatment of addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs and the mental health issues associated with them. Riverside Clinic is committed to quality care, delivering cutting edge treatment services, combined with best practice models of therapeutic management, at their residential facility. Those interested in finding more about Riverside’s Comprehensive Residential Treatment may call 03 96997529 or send an email to info@riversideclinic.com.au To know more about Riverside’s Residential treatment program: https://www.riversideclinic.com.au/treatment-options/comprehensive-residential-treatment/ Riverside Clinic Offers Treatment and Rehabilitation from ICE 2017-04-28T02:57:22Z riverside-clinic-offers-treatment-and-rehabilitation-from-ice Estimates of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have brought out an alarming fact. The number of Australians using the illegal drug methamphetamine including crystal methamphetamine or ICE has tripled over the past five years. Riverside Clinic, a Melbourne based addiction treatment service, has opened Riverside Clinic Sanctuary with an innovative framework that treats ICE misuse and addiction. ‘A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia reported that there are 268,000 regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. One of the study's authors, Sarah Larney, said that five years ago the number of users was about 90,000.’1   Riverside Clinic recognises the highly addictive and harmful nature of ICE. Riverside strives to repair the destruction caused on a personal level within the person and heal the damage inflicted on the family unit. They use advanced standards and practices in the field of addiction treatment. The treatment for individuals rehabilitating from ICE is unique when compared to other best practice treatment models. This is widely due to the harms associated with ICE, including psychological manifestations such as aggression and psychosis alongside a visible and often long-term physical deterioration. Riverside Clinic offers a distinct intervention and rehabilitation service for individuals requiring withdrawal and rehabilitation from ICE misuse. Riverside’s Sanctuary is run by clinicians who have demonstrated experience in the management of crystal methamphetamine addiction treatment. With ongoing professional development in the field of neuroscience and cognitive restructuring, these clinicians are able to deliver individualised and cutting edge treatment methods. While ICE addiction has been widely recognised as a problem in Australia, effective treatment options are not easy to find. Riverside Clinic provides the best quality progressive rehabilitation service. They offer unique, personalised solutions that are catered towards the rehabilitation of each patient with ICE related abuse disorders and accompanying conditions. Riverside Clinic specialises in treating addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs; and co-occurring mental health issues. The clinic is committed to quality care, delivering cutting edge treatment services, combined with best practice models of therapeutic management, at their purpose built residential facility. Those interested in finding more about Riverside’s ICE addiction treatment and Riverside Clinic’s Sanctuary may call 03 9699 7529 or send an email to info@riversideclinic.com.au To know more about Riverside’s ICE addiction treatment: https://www.riversideclinic.com.au/treatment-options/ice-treatment/ Reference: 1:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-29/trippling-in-methamphetamine-use-australia-five-years/7207012   Event Managers Take Note - Promo People Genuinely Care About Your Brand! 2017-04-28T02:48:25Z event-managers-take-note-promo-people-genuinely-care-about-your-brand For a successful event many services may be contracted out like catering, furniture rental, florists, ticketing and others. Sometimes the venue itself may provide personnel to handle services as part of their contract or at an additional cost. It is here that hiring professionals like Promo People can make a difference. Promo People is an Australian agency supplying talent nationwide with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. They specialise in providing premier staff for a range of promotions and events from simple flyer distribution to brand activation and hosting of corporate events in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and regional Australia. They cover a full range of staffing services for events of all sizes and cover various roles such as ticketing, crowd control, and customer interaction among others. It is in the benefit of event organisers to contract professionals like Promo People as they provide training to their employees who are not subcontractors. Unlike other agencies that may be treating staff as subcontractors, which is illegal, Promo People strives for ethical payments. Their staff have work cover, superannuation and public liability insurance. Sham contracting arrangements is done by some agencies to avoid responsibility for employee entitlements. Violating the Fair Work Act 2009 can lead to penalties. As a company looking to contract out event management services an agency like Promo People that genuinely cares about its staff is the perfect choice. An event showcases a brand and hopes to enhance and promote it. It needs to be careful in associating with organisations that match its values. Any scandal or mishap that can taint the reputation is to be avoided at all cost. Promo People bring the same level of expertise and passion to all projects. Their expertise includes national and international events, conferences, weddings, social gatherings, company getaways, product launches and custom experiences. If you are an event management company or a corporate Promo People are committed to removing the stress away from staffing. For quotes and information call 0408 658 969 or visit http://www.promopeople.com.au/contact/ Fair Work Online: www.fairwork.gov.au Patioland Offers Beautiful Pergolas Using Hunter Douglas Shademaster Products 2017-04-28T02:41:58Z patioland-offers-beautiful-pergolas-using-hunter-douglas-shademaster-products Decks and patios specialist Patioland offers flexible pergola design options from Hunter Douglas Shademaster roofing systems. This now makes it possible for customers to be creative and plan their own custom awnings, patio enclosures and pergolas for pitched, flat, opening and domed roofs. Besides their promise of style and flexibility, comes the assurance of high quality insulated roofing, which provides greater protection from the elements. Patioland is known for their excellent service and superior quality of materials used in their builds. Sydney-based Patioland has 30 years of expertise. They deal with awnings, insulated roofing, carports, timber decking, opening roof, aluminium patios, Apollo patios, pergolas and gazebos. The company also supplies and installs install single skin roofs as well as insulated roofing systems. These special roofing systems are designed to suit all decks and patios, patio enclosures, pergolas and gazebos. Hunter Douglas Shademaster’s wide range of roofing materials and systems includes various kinds of roofing such as flat, gable, pitched or combination roofing. When a customer’s dream plan meets Patioland’s expertise, it can transform any deck or patio space with custom-designed pergolas and gazebos into the perfect extension of their home.  The benefits offered by the custom awnings and pergolas also come with the Hunter Douglas Shademaster Guarantee. Patioland uses only Hunter Douglas Color-Cote system to enhance patio awnings, pergolas and gazebos. Other benefits include nature light panels that block out 100 per cent of UV rays, double sided 80 per cent gloss for heat reduction to keep the area cool and one degree of roof fall for added head height. With the potential for a large span of up to 5.4m, it also minimises unsightly underframes giving it a more seamless look. Customers of Patioland are guaranteed to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year thanks to the efficient, beautiful and long lasting custom awnings, pergolas and gazebos designed by them. Those interested in knowing more about the Hunter Douglas Color-Cote System and Patioland’s various offers may call (02) 9831 3899 or send an email to info@patioland.com.au To check out the options available and know more about Patioland’s flexible designs: http://www.patioland.com.au/designs Play is Best - My Cubby Encourages Parents to Take Children Outdoors 2017-04-28T02:39:51Z play-is-best-my-cubby-encourages-parents-to-take-children-outdoors For busy parents keeping children entertained and busy with healthy outdoor fun is a constant challenge. Brisbane-based manufacturer of children’s cubby houses My Cubby has some great ideas to facilitate happy and healthy outdoor play. With a wide range of imaginative cubby houses to choose from, the company is on a mission to get children outside doing what is best for them in terms of their physical and mental wellbeing – learning to play.   In the early 1900s Italian educator Maria Montessori advocated: “Play is the Work of the Child.” This formed one of the primary theories of her teaching method and remains till today the focus of this world renowned teaching programme. Her message was simple – play is voluntary and creative. It helps children flourish with new ideas and encourages growth, education and social skills. Today the topic of play concerns all involved in the life of a child – from parents and teachers to the government – all of whom understand the effect early play has on the future of the child, and the society at large.  My Cubby started its business building cubby houses in 2011 to encourage healthy outdoor fun for children.  This family-owned business has been building cubby houses with the help of the best builders who have over 30 years’ experience.  The cubby houses give children reasons to let go of their digital gadgets and stop watching endless television.  “Our aim is to get children back outside and into physical and imaginative play that all kids need. Safety is vital in the design and making of our cubbies, right down to the smallest detail like changing the gradient of the steps by just a few degrees to make children less likely to fall,” says Gail Carroll, owner of My Cubby. My Cubby has made and installed over 1,000 cubby houses around Australia. The number is constantly rising and growing too. The company takes pride in the fact that over1000 families and also the children of their neighbours, relatives and friends have been positively impacted. “We are very pleased that we have introduced a lot of children of this generation to the joy of spending time outdoors and using their imagination in adventurous ways,” says Gail. My Cubby is a registered member of Play Australia. They are across the Australian Standards for Playgrounds. To know more about the incredible cubby houses on offer at My Cubby call 1800121513 or email info@mycubby.com.au or visit their website https://www.mycubby.com.au/   Lens World Promotes High Quality Lenses from CooperVision 2017-04-28T02:37:58Z lens-world-promotes-high-quality-lenses-from-coopervision Lens World, the company that supplies high quality contact lenses at highly affordable prices, is promoting CooperVision contact lenses this month. CooperVision is the world’s fourth largest contact lens supplier and the world’s largest manufacturer of toric contact lenses for individuals with astigmatism. These products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. Lens World is always committed to selling only the best brands and products. The irresistible offers from CooperVision available at Lens World include the Proclear 6 Pack at $31.15, Proclear 1 Day Multifocal - 30 pack at $45.00, Avaira Vitality/ cAir - 6 Pack at $38.50 and BioMedics 1-Day Extra - 30 Pack at $26.00. Other offers include Biofinity MultiFocal - 6 Pack at $91.50, Proclear MultiFocal - 6 Pack at $89.50, Proclear Multifocal Toric - 6 Pack at $156.00 and Proclear Toric XR - 6 Pack at $150.80 among others. Lens World is a one stop place for lenses such as Toric Lenses, Multifocal Lenses, Astigmatism Lenses, Bifocal Lenses, General Lenses and Coloured Lenses. These contact lenses can be worn monthly, fortnightly, or daily. There are lenses for those who have a hectic and busy lifestyle and prefer only monthly lenses, as these are able to be worn for long periods of time. There are daily contact lenses that are easily disposable and do not require cleaning or maintenance. CooperVision has built a reputation as they are constantly improving their product range benefits through its in-house research and development team. This drive to innovate has made CooperVision one of the leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and a number of other related services and products. Their aim is to improve the experience that people have when wearing their contact lenses. CooperVision credits its constant growth and global acceptance to their ability to absorb feedback and then use it to improve their products as well as introduce new ones. Their current product line reflects what almost everybody requires in a high quality pair of contact lenses. Customers can check the catalogue to place their orders. Those interested in finding out more about CooperVision's brand of contact lenses can send an email to sales@lensworld.com.au or call 1300 724 534.   To check the offers on CooperVision lenses available at Lens World: https://www.lensworld.com.au/brands/CooperVision.html Conroy Removals – New Customs Clearance Process for Moving Goods to UK 2017-04-28T02:23:50Z conroy-removals-new-customs-clearance-process-for-moving-goods-to-uk Conroy Removals, the experts in removal services, have helped thousands of people to relocate locally, nationally and around the world. The company is constantly updating information relevant to their customers so that they can benefit from it. Recently the company reported that there have been changes in the United Kingdom customs border control. A new customs clearance process has been introduced by the UK government.  People who are planning on moving to the UK have to get their goods cleared for entry by the customs service. A transfer of residence application will need to be completed. This used to be a manual process that was carried out by the shipper but now it will have to be done electronically by the person who is relocating. Under certain conditions, a person can import used personal effects and household goods into the country without having to pay any customs duty and tax. These conditions are applicable if they are moving their household to the UK and have lived outside the EU for at least the last 12 consecutive months and have used and had possession of the goods for at least the last 6 consecutive months. The conditions also include if they are moving used goods and are going to continue using them in the new place of residence in the UK for at least the next 12 months or will be importing the goods within 12 months of coming to live in the UK. The said goods cannot be lent out, pledged, given away, hired out or transferred within the first 12 months after the date of import. Inherited goods can also be imported without paying duty and tax if there is proof that the goods have been willed or given to the person as part of the estate. If goods of a commercial nature such as alcohol and tobacco products are included in the shipment, the person moving it will have to pay import duty and tax on them. Controls are very tight in matters concerning banned and restricted goods such as drugs, firearms, weapons, food and articles manufactured from wildlife. Some of these goods are completely banned while others may require special permits or licences for importation. Banned and restricted goods include illegal drugs, offensive weapons, self-defence sprays, endangered animal and plant species, rough diamonds, indecent and obscene materials and personal imports of meat and dairy products from most non-EU countries. Restricted goods such as firearms, explosives and ammunition need a special licence to bring them in to the UK. All those who are planning to move to UK should ensure that they get updated about the latest requirements so that there are no disappointments or problems while making the move. Conroy Removals provides their clients with all the directions and advice not only in such matters but also all other aspects of the move. Conroy Removals is a trust worthy company that provides a safe, secure, friendly and professional moving service. Their services include specialised packing by trained professionals, easy insurance for peace of mind, convenient storage in secure facilities, care of motor vehicle shipping, foreign exchange, pet transportation, house cleaning and valet unpacking. Questions and concerns regarding moving to the UK can be addressed by calling Conroy Removals at 0800 802 376.  To visit Conroy Removals website for more information on moving to UK: https://www.conroy.co.nz/moving-overseas/moving-uk Big Wet Bayswater Provides Safe and Easy Water for Homes and Businesses 2017-04-28T02:12:28Z big-wet-bayswater-provides-safe-and-easy-water-for-homes-and-businesses Big Wet takes pride in serving safe drinking water including spring water, bottled water and filtered water across Australia. This month the company has put the service spotlight on their distributor Big Wet Bayswater which covers areas in Melbourne’s Far East & South Eastern Suburbs. Andy Kenins is the Director/Manager of Big Wet Bayswater. He heads this private owner operated business. This distributor has been serving Big Wet customers for over 13 years. This distributorship caters to the needs of the business and domestic customers across Melbourne’s Far East and South Eastern Suburbs, and Dandenong Ranges. The services offered by Big Wet Bayswater ranges from delivery of spring water, water filtration solutions and water coolers and accessories. They also do servicing of coolers and filters. Bottled spring water is available in sizes 11litres and 15 litres in returnable refillable BPA free bottles. The 12 litre PET (One Way) is available too. These spring water bottles come in cases of 24 x 350ml and 24 x 600ml bottles.   Big Wet is a member of the Australian Bottled Water Association and is HACCP certified. Their water source is organically certified by the Biological Farmers Association.   Those living in the areas near Melbourne’s Far East & South Eastern Suburbs, and Dandenong Ranges may contact the distributor Big Wet Bayswater by calling 0412350786 or sending an email to andy.kenins@bigwet.com.au.  For general enquiries concerning other areas in Australia, interested customers may call 1300699965. Big Wet takes orders online too. To check their website and place an order: https://www.bigwet.com.au/shop-online.html    Give ‘Sew Much Love’ with Brother this Mother’s Day 2017-04-27T03:44:13Z give-sew-much-love-with-brother-this-mother-s-day Mother’s Day. The one day of the year to celebrate all they do for us. Each Mother is unique and expresses their love in their own special way. It’s our turn to make them feel even more loved than ever. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on and appreciate all the important women in our lives, whether they are still here with us or not.This Mother’s Day, Brother International Australia are reflecting on its National Breast Cancer Foundation partnership through their ‘Sew Much Love’ campaign. We all know that research plays a vital part towards lives saved so this Mother’s Day, Brother are celebrating over $500,000 of contributions to NBCF over the course of the past four years, thanks to its Platinum level partnership. This is all done in a bid to move towards the ultimate goal of zero breast cancer related deaths by 2030.Lindsay Khushal, Corporate Partnerships Manager at NBCF said, ‘To date, Brother’s contribution has amounted to over $500,000, which has helped to fund talented and esteemed Australian researchers to undertake exciting projects that are yielding real results’.In addition, Brother are also celebrating Mother’s Day with amazing specials across a select range of sewing and embroidery machines. Give Mum the gift of ‘Sew Much Love’ with a machine that she’ll be sure to treasure for years to come.Brother Dream Machine 2 XV8550D$12,499 + Bonus new duo Trolley Bag ($215 Value)Brother has launched its most powerful and innovative sewing and embroidery machine to date. The Dream Machine 2 is the ultimate sewing partner and is packed full of industry first features including a 10.1” high definition LCD display that is 23% larger than previous models. The Dream Machine’s 'My Design Centre' integrates InnovEye 2 Technology with design techniques such as line art and illustration scanning, and the ability to create stippling and free-motion-like stitching without the use of a PC, software or stitch regulation. Brother’s new machine is perfect for those Mothers with unlimited creative ideas.Brother DreamCreator VM5100$5399 (Save $600)Brother’s exciting combination machine, part of the V-series range is a surprisingly affordable dream machine! This computerised sewing and embroidery machine is specially made for those who dream of creating sewing, quilting and embroidery with ease. This versatile combination machine offers the trifecta of creativity and is jam packed with revolutionary features included in the V-Series range such as 11¼ inch needle to arm of workspace, ultra-bright LED light, and up to 1,050 stitches per minute.Brother NS55 Sewing Machine$649 (Save $50) + Bonus wide table ($99 Value)The NS55 is the perfect choice for Mothers who want to get more creative, featuring 135 stitches and 10 one-step buttonhole styles. The touch-button controls and bright LCD display make this model one of the easiest and most convenient to work with. The lightweight and portable computerised sewing machine can easily move around with you wherever, and whenever you need.Brother Innov-is NV800E$1999 (Save $400) + Bonus spool stand ($99 Value)Create beautiful embroider projects quickly and easily with the Innov-is embroidery-only machine. This model makes the perfect gift as everyone will love the design editing features that give you the ability to resize, rotate, reposition and combine designs with ease. The Innov-is embroiders designs at up to 850 stitches per minute adding to its amazing convenient features.Brother Overlocker 2504D$599 + Bonus wide table ($55 Value)The Brother 2504D Overlocker is the ideal solution for finishing edges and hems professionally and affordably, perfect for all Mothers in any situation. Enjoy one operation finishing and hemming stitch options with the included Blind Stitch foot and easy to follow lay-in threading. The Overlocker 2504D makes hemming fast, simple, and provides amazing results every single time.Thanks so much for your time. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like any further information regarding Brother International Australia’s partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation or product press releases .High resolution images of all products mentioned can be found here. Inner West Trends from Q1 with Cameron Nicholls 2017-04-27T03:07:32Z inner-west-trends-from-q1-with-cameron-nicholls Abbotsford based property expert and founder of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, Cameron Nicholls, recaps the results from the first quarter of 2017 and shares his predictions for the inner west in the run to the end of financial year. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, says of the next quarter (Q2), “With Easter and Anzac Day at the start of the quarter, the market will start off quite unsettled as with the holidays usually comes a slower start in the housing market than normal.” No need to fret, Cameron reassures, “I expect that there will be a flurry of new listings in the form of one and two bedroom apartments hitting the market at the beginning of the second quarter. So, it’s looking up for people looking to enter the property market or downsizing from the family home to apartment living.” Abbotsford Property Statistics for Q1: Total properties sold - 21 Highest sale price - $2,060,000 Median sale price - $1,317,083.33 Percentage of houses vs units: 90.5/9.5 The most recent sales from Nicholls & Co include: 27/16 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 101/4 Lewis Ave, Rhodes - $1,530,000 11/33 Peninsula Drive, Breakfast Point - $2,700,000 13/22 Harrow Road, Stanmore - $425,000 368 Georges River Road, Croydon Park - $1,251,000 203/12 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 For more information go to www.nichollsandco.com.au. Top 5 Microwave Myths Busted 2017-04-27T03:05:36Z top-5-microwave-myths-busted  Microwaves have been an integral part of Australian households for over 30 years, breaking the barrier of traditional cooking. The age-old microwave myths have seemingly consumed health conscious individuals for far too long. Sharp would like to bust these myths, putting minds at ease and convenience first.MYTH 1: Microwaves are only useful for reheatingOver the years, microwaves have evolved into an incredible appliance that can be used for so much more than everyday reheating of your leftovers. New features and multi-functions of Sharp microwaves such as the R34DM series and R330E series allow users to control power levels to accurately defrost, cook or reheat a wide range of foods. In addition, Sharp microwave auto menus have unleashed a quick and easy way to create a variety of delicious meals for the whole family.MYTH 2: Foods lose lots of nutrients when cooked in a microwaveMicrowaves are not the only form of cooking that breaks down nutrients throughout the cooking process.  Microwaving food preserves more nutrients than other cooking methods such as boiling or baking as they take longer than microwaving and can cause more nutrients to leach out of the food. So, save time and cook using a microwave!MYTH 3: Microwaves cause cancerMicrowaves heat food. Any form of cooking results in the same changes to food as a microwave causes. Radiofrequency radiation is produced and absorbed by water molecules in the food, in turn producing heat. Microwaves are completely safe and there are no harmful effects to humans. Sharp continually test and check the safety of their  products ensuring the safety of consumers.MYTH 4: Microwave ovens cook food from the inside outIf you have not allowed enough time for food to be reheated properly in a microwave and taken a bite, you may notice that the centre of your food remains cold. This is because heat is transferred from the outer layers of food inward. Sharp’s broad range of microwave ovens make it possible to select a range of power levels and cooking times for dishes that require various stages of cooking or reheating, thus adding to the simplicity and convenience of microwave use.MYTH 5: Microwaves leak unsafe levels of Electromagnetic radiationThis old wives’ tale of radiation is not dependent on a microwave, but is around you 24/7. You can’t get cancer by standing in front of a microwave awaiting your food. You can’t get cancer by eating microwaved food. Microwaves only heat food and do not add anything into your meals. Sharp microwaves have an interlocking system  to stop any electromagnetic radiation leaking out. If proper instructions are followed when using a microwave oven, there are no harmful effects or threats at all.Now that we’ve established that microwaves are one of the most efficient and easiest kitchen appliances to use in the day-to-day kitchen, we would love to share Sharp’s latest high-powered microwave releases. The R330EW and R330ES are designed specifically for Australian families. This mid-sized microwave comes with 11 microwave power levels and menus with automatic cooking charts to provide diverse and convenient ways to change the way the everyday microwave is used.Click here to access the press release for more information.Happy cooking! MCA Cafe's new Algerian Menu Inspired by Kader Attia Exhibition 2017-04-27T01:31:15Z mca-cafe-s-new-algerian-menu-inspired-by-kader-attia-exhibition Until 30 July, the newly refurbished Café at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will fuse modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a new menu inspired by the works of French Algerian artist Kader Attia, currently on display in the Level 1 galleries.  In his first solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, Attia explores ideas of cultural exchange and the complex relationship between non-Western cultures and Europe, after decolonisation, through his art. The survey, curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, encompasses over a decade of the artist’s practice, focusing on major installations that are contextualised by video and sculptural works. The special menu created by Executive Chef Keith Higginson of Fresh Catering and culinary team at MCA Cafe aims to extend the museum experience, offering patrons a sensory connection to the exhibition through food through a mix of classic and contemporary dishes such as: Lamb Kefta with Fennel, Mint, Feta & Pomegranate Salad ($18) Merguez Sausage Rice Balls, Capsicum, Saffron & Almond Cream ($16) Vegetable Tagine, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Preserved Lemon, Dates & Flat Bread ($26) Grilled Chicken Brochettes, Ras el Hanout & Tabbouleh Salad ($28) The menu will feature at the MCA Cafe until 30 July 2017. Open 7 days a week with late night Wednesdays, the Cafe is fully licensed and features an all day dining menu. ABOUT THE MCA CAFE The rooftop MCA Cafe is located on level four of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and offers breathtaking panoramic views across Sydney Harbour. Open to the public as well as museum visitors, the cafe has an indoor and outdoor area with a contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy lunch, morning or afternoon tea, or simply to drop in for a drink or coffee. Open 7 days a week and evenings on Wednesday. MCA Cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Level 4, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Open 10am–4pm (9pm on Wednesdays) www.mca.com.au/visit/mca-cafe-sculpture-terrace EcoTools Unveils New Modern Eco Collection 2017-04-27T01:30:00Z ecotools-unveils-new-modern-eco-collection EcoTools®, a leader in authentic beauty, celebrates its 10th anniversary milestone with the unveiling of the New Modern Eco Collection, featuring gorgeous rebranding and new product innovation. With a bold, fresh and contemporary look, the brand advances its makeup brush collection, including pioneering the first-ever makeup sponge made from plant based materials. As part of the 10 year milestone, the entire collection has evolved based on the wants and needs of today’s women and features a refreshed logo and packaging with clean colours and modern metallic accents. Highlight updates include: Redesigned makeup brushes, featuring tapered light-weight brush handles still made from renewable bamboo, for improved comfort and performance, in a brighter wood colour, with contemporary gunmetal ferrules and beautiful ombre bristles. On-package education that takes the intimidation out of the makeup brush aisle. Each product directly links to a recommended colour cosmetic pairing, showcases the end benefit, features a face chart for application and identifies the level of coverage to help simplifying her beauty routine. Continuing to be eco-minded, the entire 2017 collection is comprised of renewable and recyclable materials including tree-free paper, vegetable based inks and RPET clamshell packaging, to help remove materials from the waste stream. 100% vegan and PETA certified, with all EcoTools makeup brushes and sponges you can be assured your beauty routine is as good for the environment as it is for your makeup finish! For more information, please contact Rachel King @ 360 PR: rachel@360pr.com.au / (02) 9571 4448 Is Deadpanning the Next Mannequin Challenge? 2017-04-26T13:06:52Z is-deadpanning-the-next-mannequin-challenge A viral Facebook video of a man bungee jumping, sky diving, and rally car driving has sparked a flurry of social media activity centered around “deadpanning” which involves nothing more than keeping a straight, expressionless face. The video at the centre of it all (http://bit.ly/2fng0rN), produced by REIZE co-founders Marty Spargo and Steve Macdonald has notched up over 1.5 million views already. Steve explains “The success of the Deadpan Guy videos has far exceeded what we could have expected. People are sending us pictures of themselves deadpanning in day to day life, creating Deadpan Guy memes. It’s gone crazy.” Marty adds “The most amazing thing for me is how overwhelmingly positive the response has been. People who have been hassled about not smiling in photos their whole life are coming out of the woodwork. I guess it’s their time to shine.” The video itself is pretty amazing. It seems impossible to imagine being able to keep a perfectly straight face while bungee jumping. The comments on the video are worth reading in their own right, and this is where the craze was spawned. Viewers were posting photos of themselves and their friends and challenging each other to post the best “Deadpan” shot and it went from there. “What’s so great about Deadpanning is that anyone can do it. It is probably the most accessible viral craze since planking,” Steve said. It appears that REIZE has tapped into a social phenomenon that has everyone talking… but not smiling. Media enquiries including interviews please contact Steve Macdonald (REIZE co-founder) directly on 0497 585 064 or email steve@reize.com.au. Notes to Editors About REIZE Energy Drink Co-Founders Marty Spargo and Steve Macdonald Lifelong friends and childhood surfing buddies, Marty is a former Qantas airline pilot and derivatives trader and Steve was an accountant before they left their jobs and redesigned their life, launching an innovative start-up to take on the global brands. Deadpan Guy was scripted and produced by Steve and Marty, with no input from a marketing agency. They have no marketing experience, which is perhaps why it resonates so well with the average person. www.reize.com.au Facebook: REIZE Energy Drink Instagram @reizeenergydrink Twitter @reizeenergy Snapchat @reizeenergy Youtube REIZE Energy Drink