The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2015-10-13T22:55:02Z Yingli Solar powers electric cars with solar 2015-10-13T22:55:02Z yingli-solar-powers-electric-cars-with-solar Sydney, Australia – 14 October 2015 – Yingli Green Energy Australia Pty Ltd*, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy, has announced today that it has completed the installation of a residential solar system in Victoria that has been designed to produce enough solar energy to power two electric cars. This 13.5kW project in the suburb of Blackburn in Melbourne has been nominated as a finalist for a Battery Back-up Award at the 2015 Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards, presented in Melbourne. Using Yingli Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and an Enphase® Microinverter System, this project was completed through Yingli Solar’s installation partner, EnviroGroup. Solar energy from this system is used to recharge a Tesla Model S car and a Nissan Leaf car. Besides providing power to the cars, this installation will reduce the homeowner’s dependence on the grid and, as a result, the home’s carbon footprint by 21 tonnes per year.  The system was designed by EnviroGroup and it has the ability to store any solar energy produced in the day for use at night as well as for back-up power. This was further complicated by the home’s complex roof design and shading issues. Optimised for terrestrial light, Yingli Solar’s advanced PANDA® n-type silicon technology was used to allow panels to produce high energy yields in low light conditions such as partial shading. The 270W solar panels were combined with Enphase M250 Microinverters to suit the home’s various roof angles. The Blackburn private homeowner said, “We wanted to use solar power to cover as much of our household’s energy consumption as possible which included charging our two plug-in electric cars. Now the whole system works as intended and I am happy with EnviroGroup’s recommendation of the high efficiency Yingli PANDA solar panels, Enphase Microinverters and Sonnenschein lithium batteries.” Daman Cole, Managing Director for Yingli Green Energy in Australia said, “As electric vehicles are becoming more popular, consumers are looking to take charge of their electricity use. Choosing reputable brands of solar technology is the most effective way to maximising your potential to generate, store and drive away with clean energy today and for the future."  Karl Edmondson, Manager of Solar Battery Design and Consulting at EnviroGroup said, "This installation represents the growing number of customers that EnviroGroup are helping to use solar power, batteries and electric car charging to reduce their living expenses as well as to reduce their impact on the environment." EnviroGroup is one of the founding members of Yingli Solar’s YINGLI 4 YOU Partner Program. The YINGLI 4 YOU Partner Program was launched in August 2014 with the aim of raising the quality standards of installation partners within the solar industry with the support of the company as a globally reputable manufacturer. The program provides specialty training to installers, which ensures a higher standard of product knowledge and the installation of products for customers. This training is recognised by the Clean Energy Council for installers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation that is reviewed annually.   ENDS  About EnviroGroup EnviroGroup is a specialist provider of renewable energy products and systems for commercial applications, government clients and residential home owners. Founded in 2004, EnviroGroup is a leading authority in sustainable technology, with a team of expert consultants, engineers and installers delivering projects Australia wide.  EnviroGroup’s auditing, project management and engineering teams can help identify energy inefficiencies and form proactive solutions to enable clients to achieve cost savings and reach their sustainable energy goals. For more information, visit  About Yingli Green Energy Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as “Yingli Solar,” is one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 14 GW solar panels to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.  For further information, please contact: Gabriel Wong / Gloria Lee Espresso Communications for Yingli Solar Australia Phone: +61 2 8016 2200 Email: Stop sending 9.5m units of direct mail to the deceased, Australia 2015-10-12T16:15:00Z stop-sending-9-5m-units-of-direct-mail-to-the-deceased-australia Making the Switch to Smart Lighting 2015-10-12T11:46:07Z making-the-switch-to-smart-lighting Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2015: The lighting industry has grown at an astronomical pace. CFLs have not just replaced light bulbs – it is a step more than that. The advent of technology in the lighting industry has paved the way to smart lighting. But, what do we understand by smart lighting? Simply put, it is the use of technology in lighting that enables remote controlling of lighting systems. It is a growing concept that appeals to a wide audience base; apart from home owners, many governments and private entities are also implementing smart lighting solutions. Technology is transforming innovation at its core. It is particularly interesting to note that Internet of Things (IoT) technology has even revamped the traditional models of lighting.  Using the power of technology, leading private players are not only implementing smart lighting indoors but have also undertaken key pilot projects in many towns and cities across the world to develop LED lighting of tomorrow. The deployment of intelligent lighting solutions offer unrivalled levels of flexibility and functionality making it integral to smart city development. A number of cities across the globe are exploring the link between better lighting and making the city smarter. Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “Over the past decade, a discernible shift in the consumer mindset, coupled with global awareness on the benefits of energy efficiency has played a critical role in the mass adoption of intelligent lighting solutions. Globally, retail and hospitality are key growth segments for smart lighting that offer a tremendous growth opportunity.” Unarguably, the global smart lighting market is on an upswing. Industry reports indicate that the growth of the smart lighting market is expected to reach $56 billion by the year 2020, while the total global market for networked lighting controls will be over $5 billion. The developments in the lighting industry are manifold – from the introduction of sustainable products and solutions to improvements in street lighting, from façade lighting to indoor lighting. Presently, Europe has the largest market for smart lighting especially in the commercial end user applications. Analysts predict that the GCC lighting industry market is on a double-digit growth, approximating the market to reach $3.5 billion by 2020. In the Middle East, the demand for intelligent lighting is strengthened by government’s adoption of smart infrastructure solutions in segments such as street-lighting. The Abu Dhabi government is implementing a sustainable lighting project that reduces power consumption by at least 60%, ensures drastic reduction in overall costs by 40% - 80% over 20 years and curbs carbon dioxide emission by 75%. Understanding that lighting plays an integral role in today’s urban life and is not to be considered as just another functional commodity, the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2015, to be held on 23-24 November, 2015 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi will discuss the broad developments in smart technology in lighting. For more event details, please log on to About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar. For more information, visit Renewable Energy at the Forefront of Discussion at Power Qatar Summit 2015-10-11T12:11:46Z renewable-energy-at-the-forefront-of-discussion-at-power-qatar-summit Press release Keynote speech in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014 Renewable Energy At The Forefront Of Discussion At The Power Qatar Summit 2015 Doha, Qatar, October 11, 2015: Later this month on 26–27 October, the state of Qatar known for its abundant natural energy resources will witness the region’s leading power generation, transmission and distribution event, the Power Qatar Summit. Held under the patronage of Kahramaa, the Summit brings together senior decision makers within the government, regional and global thought leaders from the public and private sectors to collaborate and discuss the future developments in the energy sector for the region.  The two-day summit will provide invaluable networking opportunities to over 350 delegates, including project advisors, developers and planners, energy suppliers, utilities and network operators, analysts and system integrators, designers, architects and engineers, consultants and sustainability experts.The state of Qatar boasts one of the highest per capita electricity consumption in the world and the highest in the Gulf region. Given this, Mohamed Nagib Omara, Technical Advisor to the President, Kahramaa will take the audience through a 20-minute presentation on an overview of Qatar’s progress over the last decade in power generation, with a focus on the future electricity networks and generation mix.Over the course of two days, the summit will cover topics pertinent to the state of Qatar. Replete with renewable energy resources, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is able to adequately address the power requirements arising in the region. Qatar’s unrivalled solar potential is a strong indicator that it is poised to become a world leader in renewable energy production as well. The extensive measures undertaken by Kahramaa to transform Qatar into a regional solar hub will be discussed at length by Saleh Hamad Al Marri, Head of Renewable Energies Technologies, Kahramaa under the topic ‘Kahramaa’s Prospective Projects for Solar Energy’. Solar energy makes a vital contribution to reducing carbon emissions significantly. In a panel discussion, eminent speakers Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Eng. Hamid Jawad, Operations Director, Rawafid Systems and Mohamed Nagib Omara, Technical Advisor to the President, Kahramaa, will further discuss the role of solar energy in a sustainable city development and the challenges faced by this industry. The panelists will collectively seek out solutions and evaluate new opportunities to address the challenges hindering the growth and adoption of solar energy in the region.Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “Over the last few years, there has been a significant and rapid change in the entire energy outlook of this region. In the Middle East, there is a renewed push for renewable energy; Qatar is one of the world’s foremost market for renewable energy. The country’s overall energy demand has been on an upswing and is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.”Renewable energy, clean energy technologies and the various energy efficiency initiatives, amongst other topics will be discussed at the Power Qatar Summit 2015, incorporating the highly successful Solar Qatar Summit, on 26-27 October 2015 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar.For more event details, please log on to Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.For more information, visit Sale is on! Up to 60% off 2015-10-09T02:04:50Z sale-is-on-up-to-60-off PRESS RELEASE SALE ON! UP TO 60% OFF Plus, Flat Rate Shipping $39 per order PERTH, WA, October 9, 2015. Little People’s Bedroom is an Australian online store, selling kid’s bedroom furniture and accessories, with a “health and environment focus”. We are currently having a huge sale on some beautiful products: Extendable Toddler Beds: 5% off Kid’s Single Beds: 15% to 40% off Baby and Kid’s Chest of Drawers: 20% to 50% off Baby and Kid’s Wardrobes: 15% to 50% off Bedside Table: up to 35% off Bookcases and Shelves: 45% to 60% off Toy Boxes: 60% off Little people’s bedroom stocks a wide range of baby and kid’s bedroom furniture and accessories, so everyone can find their style and color! Sale is for a limited time only! While stock lasts. Hurry online! 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Contact: Little People’s Bedroom (Virginie Delame) P| (08) 6102 2766 M| 0411 238 772 E| W| A| PO Box 7163, Spearwood, WA, 6163 Redemption For Coal- New Technology Offers Hope by Reducing Coal Consumption 2015-10-08T13:42:26Z redemption-for-coal-new-technology-offers-hope-by-reducing-coal-consumption New York, October 08, 2015 -- With the increasing concerns regarding carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions, global warming and possible radiation hazards from coal, countries are taking initiatives to ban its usage by 2030. The Clean Air Act as propagated by the US government is attempting to ensure the replacement of coal by other cleaner sources of energy. Very recently, the Pope’s concerns about climate led to University of Notre Dame to announce the end of coal usage. The effect will be equivalent to taking about 10,000 cars off the roads of Washington. In the next five years the school will be investing about $113 million in renewable energy resources alone! While this elite institution has the money to do this; can America afford the irrational costs a changeover would require, during an ongoing recession that does not end? Is elimination of coal from the world stage a smart decision at all? There are a vast network of both small and large companies which depend and thrive on mining coal and its transport, and these companies provide needed jobs in Americas heartland. The latest Supreme Court rulings against the EPA are a temporary breather for the coal industries in Central and North America. The plans to eliminate the use of coal are ill conceived and rather hasty; the currently indebted American government, and the strained American people lack the financial resources to fund new projects nationwide which would attempt to switch to other energy resources. So instead of turning our backs to the much relied fossil fuel which we have been using since the ancient times, we should be engineering ways to ensure minimum byproduct formation, maximum combustion and ensuring a healthy economy for the nation. While many researchers from renowned universities are already working on such methods and compounds, some industries have already implemented methods to ensure cleaner energy formation. A new high tech spray on catalyst can optimize efficient combustion of coal leaving behind minimum residue. This will produce up to 25% more energy and results in less coal being burned so less pollution. Burning less coal saves big money for the power provider. The energy produced is cleaner than most of the renewable fuels. The catalyst creates secondary reactions which helps in efficient burning of coal. This also ensures lesser emissions of CO, CO2, and Sox. The company also offers the world’s most efficient Wet Electrostatic Precipitation technology that can generate 99.9% reduction of stack particulate and creates nearly laboratory grade air. The solution is absolutely non-toxic and non-hazardous for the environment and human health. Experience less coal consumption on the first trial of these catalyst. About Burn Less Coal: We are company dedicated to providing a holistic solution for both the environment and coal companies, Burn Less Coal has pioneered the technology required to provide clean coal fuel. And to clean the air coming out of the coal stack. Their catalytic solution is environmentally safe, tested in labs and research institutions, and completely economical. Contact: Charlles Bohdy, Senior Partner BURN LESS COAL 4456 North Abbe Rd #103, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44035 Toll Free 844-les-coal Phone 844-537-2625 or 440-219-1606info@burnlesscoal.com October is Work Safe Month in Australia 2015-10-08T04:52:01Z october-is-work-safe-month-in-australia October marks Work Safe month in Australia, an event designed to bring attention to workplace health and safety. Safe Work Australia orchestrates the event annually, which began in 2005. This year’s theme is “Be Safe, Be Healthy” with a rotating focus each week of the month. Week one’s focus is on improving actions in the workplace, week two on all workers getting home safely, week three on good business sense, and week four is on looking to the future. There are several ways to participate in Work Safe month. Events will occur at the national, state, territory and community levels throughout October. Registration in a Virtual Seminar Series is available on the Safe Work Australia website. Posters and other communications are available for download on the website as well to use within your organisation. Enrol your workplace in the Participation Reward for a chance to win prizes. There is also a free smartphone app available with all the latest information available about events and access to the seminar series. As part of WorkSafe Month, myosh’s Adrian Manessis will be working with WorkSafe Tasmania to host a virtual seminar on Using Software Technology and Mobile Apps for WHS Management on Monday October 19 from 10-11am (UTC+10). To register, visit For more information or a free trial of our safety management software, visit by Stacey Wagner Are You Embarrassed By Your Swimming Pool Cleaning Skills? Here’s What To Do 2015-10-06T02:29:32Z are-you-embarrassed-by-your-swimming-pool-cleaning-skills-here-s-what-to-do Specialists in Moss & Rust Stain Removal  from all surfaces Recently we were called in to clean the facade of a large property in Brisbane and noticed that their backyard area, especially surrounding the pool was made of expensive Italian limestone being severely damaged by rust, moss and other stains inflicted by the recent harsh weather in the area. As we were already onsite we were able to also clean their swimming pool area at a heavily discounted price, treating it with extra care using a specialised mix of chemicals and mid-level pressure washing.      This technique avoided any surface damage or degradation to the grout and was able to give the area surrounding the pool the clean and inviting look it deserved.Coming into the warmer weather, rust stain removal and pressure washing of moss stains is a great way to protect your valuable outdoor areas and provide a happy and safe environment for both your family and friends. Once cleaned, protective coatings can also add many years to the areas around your home including pools, patios and driveways. That is why during the month of January when you call our friendly team, we will do our very best to ensure you get the your work completed quickly, for a great price and with incredible results that will leave you smiling all year round... Ionmax ION50 at Andatech Provides Powerful Humidification for Better Health 2015-10-05T02:17:23Z ionmax-ion50-at-andatech-provides-powerful-humidification-for-better-health Melbourne, Australia – May 28, 2015 – Andatech director, Irwandy Tan, today announced the release of the highly anticipated Ionmax ION50 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, proudly declaring that a percentage from each purchase of the ION50 will be donated to charity.   “In the winter months when our heaters are on, it’s common to see a lot of side effects from air that is too dry, such as cracked lips and skin and blocked nasal passages,” said Tan.  “A humidifier like the ION50 is a real asset in winter to help alleviate these symptoms, but year-round it can also help relieve asthma, allergies and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.” The Ionmax ION50 is a high efficiency humidifier inside a compact and lightweight design - powerful enough to change the humidity levels in large rooms and living areas and yet light enough to move anywhere in the home or office. With state-of-the-art features, adjustable mist control and generously sized water tank, the ION50 replaces valuable humidity that’s lost through heating, while its powerful design allows for a 360-degree mist rotation, resulting in better humidity levels for every home. Excess heat removes much needed moisture from homes, inevitably drying out the house and the people that live in them. An abundance of dry air can reduce the body’s ability to cleanse itself, affect lung and sinus function and in some consumers, increase chances of a respiratory illness. As a new addition to the Andatech Ionmax family, the ION50 humidifier will enable consumers to control the humidity and air quality in their homes, resulting in better health not only for the house, but the family inside as well. Availability With every order of the Ionmax ION50 humidifiers, consumers have the opportunity to donate a percentage of the purchase to selected charity foundations. The Ionmax range is available for purchase online at Alternatively, consumers can call Andatech in Australia on 1300 800 200 or worldwide on +613 8899 6900.About AndatechAndatech was founded in 2003 as a distributor of Australian Standards Certified breathalysers for Australians, and over the past decade has established a reputation as a leader in reliable wellness and occupational health and safety technologies throughout the Asia Pacific. Its range of quality products and services focus on its vision of a safe and healthy environment, at home and at work. Andatech Unveils the Ionmax ION681 Dehumidifier 2015-10-05T02:17:09Z andatech-unveils-the-ionmax-ion681-dehumidifier Melbourne, Australia – May 27, 2015 – Irwandy Tan, director of Andatech, today unveiled the newest addition to its line of premium products, the Ionmax ION681 Compact Dehumidifier.  “Winter in Australia this year will be extra wet and the combination of wet weather, closed windows and poor ventilation can easily result in mould, mildew, condensation and damp problems for households,” said Tan.  “People with mild damp problems and mildew in their homes will find the compact ION681 dehumidifier really helpful in making winter a lot more comfortable.” Power combined with a compact and lightweight design, the Ionmax ION681 dehumidifier reduces air humidity and slows the growth of mould spores and mildew, creating the perfect living environment. Less moisture results in a better night’s sleep and a drier environment that preserves furnishings and décor. The compact dehumidifier also aids in drying clothes more efficiently indoors. A built-in humidistat and auto off feature ensures the correct humidity level is maintained without monitoring. Featuring the same impressive styling and efficiency that made Ionmax’s two other desiccant dehumidifiers top picks by CHOICE consumer magazine, the ION681 was built to excel.  With a re-usable air filter, large capacity water tank and an energy usage rating that won’t break the budget, the ION681 dehumidifier is the perfect, environmentally friendly solution for protecting any home this winter.  Availability  The ION681 is available for order online at Alternatively consumers can call Andatech in Australia on 1300 800 200 or worldwide on +613 8899 6900. About Andatech Andatech was founded in 2003 as a distributor of Australian Standards Certified breathalysers for Australians, and over the past decade has established a reputation as a leader in reliable occupational health and safety technologies throughout the Asia Pacific. Its range of quality products and services focus on its vision of a safe and healthy environment, at home and at work. SPLASH! 2016 opens call for presenters, expo space nearly sold out 2015-10-02T00:13:01Z splash-2016-opens-call-for-presenters-expo-space-nearly-sold-out After a decade at Jupiters, SPLASH! is moving across the road to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It will also be co-located with the International Swim Disability Conference, hosted by Swim Australia. In addition to the free exhibition with more than 100 exhibitors, SPLASH! will feature a comprehensive education program for the professional development of pool builders, retailers and anyone in the pool industry. SPLASH! draws more than 2,000 attendees from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, and in its 10th year has become the essential meeting place for pool builders, contractors, retailers, manufacturers, architects and landscapers. The education program at SPLASH! covers many of the major issues within the pool industry. International and local speakers cover subjects such as water chemistry, new industry standards as well as marketing and ecommerce for pool shop owners.If you are at the leading edge of pool and spa maintenance, hydraulics, water chemistry, pool design or solar heating /energy management, you are invited to submit an application to present an education session at Australia’s leading pool & spa trade show. Pitches for marketing, communication and business sessions are also welcome, and call for presenters will close on 28th October 2016. For more information on submitting a request to present at SPLASH! 2016, please visit, or contact Melanie Robertson at or +61 2 8586 6103. Limited exhibition space is also available, with the last edition of SPLASH! in 2014 selling out. If you’re interested in showcasing your products to an audience of retailers, engineers, pool builders developers, pool builders and technicians, contact Karen Jacques on +61 2 8586 6135 or email Just want to attend the show? Click here to register now.  Posting Ads is Just Missed Call or SMS Text Away 2015-10-01T23:52:15Z posting-ads-is-just-missed-call-or-sms-text-away Tired of the time consuming procedure for posting an ads for buying/selling stuff online? or maybe you are busy in your day to day life or work ! Well Austree has changed all that with its easy and convenient Missed Call or SMS Text facility. All you need to do is give us a Missed Call or drop an SMS Text on 0422575202 to post free ads to buy or sell products and services. Get rid of unwanted items, without spending a single cent. And get it done in record time through this service.Does your house look like a museum because things have piled on? No issues! Give is a Missed Call or Send us an SMS Text and we’ll make sure all the unwanted things go out at the right price.Is your Old car giving you troubles? Skip the middleman and Gives us a Missed Call or send us an SMS Text. We’ll get your car seen by the entire market and sell it at a price which you think is worthy. Furniture in your house bordering on becoming antique? Give us a Missed call or  Send us an SMS, we’ll sell it to a museum if we have to. But rest assured, you’ll have it off your hands at a price that satisfies you. Have a habit of changing your Mobile Phone every year? A simple Missed call or  SMS to us is your best chance at getting a cracker of a deal for that Mobile Phone. Want to put up your house for rent? We’ll do everything by posting an ad to attract the right tenants. All we need is that Missed call or an SMS Text from you. Bottom line – Whether you want to sell a car or bike, a sofa or fridge, mobile phone or music player. Austree is there! Just remember to Gives us a Missed Call or Send us an SMS Text on 0422575202. Include in SMS Text Your Name, Email address & Mobile Phone number Detailed description of the item you want to sell for eg. if you have a car for sale make sure to include its make, model, year of manufacture, KM etc. Make sure to always send Pictures of an item you want to sell as items with Pictures get more exposure and sell quickly. Once your ad is posted we will notify you with SMS Text following link the to your ad. Australian Telcos Launch Text Giving Trial 2015-09-30T19:41:06Z australian-telcos-launch-text-giving-trial Click here to watch Text Giving in Australia video Australia’s leading telcos have joined together to launch a new fundraising channel for Australian charities utilising text messages.  Premium SMS (PSMS) donations will launch today, as part of a pilot program with up to 15 charities launching ‘text to donate’ campaigns over the next 12 months. The pilot program, coordinated by Telco Together Foundation and involving Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and mobile engagement provider OpenMarket, is great news for Australian charities, with PSMS donations an increasingly important way to raise much needed funds and engage supporters in countries such as the UK, Canada and the USA. With texting firmly embedded in Australian culture, this new fundraising channel provides the opportunity for charities to include an SMS ‘call to action’, (e.g. “Text GIVE to 19 xx xxxx to donate $5”), in their campaign materials. Each charity will use their own unique short code, and each PSMS sent under the pilot will cost $5 (GST free).Once the donor sees a call to action from a participating charity, and decides to donate, they text the keyword to the number shown. Provided that PSMS are available on their service, the $5 donation will be charged to their mobile phone bill or show up in their usage history.  The donor will then receive a free ‘thank you’ SMS, which also constitutes a valid tax receipt.  There will be no charges to the donor in addition to the $5 donation. Renee Bowker, CEO of the Telco Together Foundation says; “Text giving is such a fantastic way to leverage telco technology and reach to help Australian charities raise funds.  In addition to giving existing supporters a new way to give, our research suggests that this channel can unlock donations from new and younger supporters, which is a great outcome for charities.” Tim O’Leary, Chief Sustainability Officer at Telstra, says; “We have an ongoing commitment to making a difference in the community, and we’re very proud to be part of an initiative that harnesses technology to make giving easier. This is a project that helps customers, charities and communities and we look forward to supporting the trial.” Helen Maisano, Associate Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Optus says; “Supporting the broader community through inclusive and far-reaching initiatives is something that we genuinely care about. Optus is delighted to be part of this new and rewarding program that helps local charities to continue making a real difference.” Michael Stanley, Chair of the Vodafone Foundation Australia says; “It’s great to see mobile technology be used in such a positive way. We are proud to support the important work that’s being done by Australian charities to help tackle a range of critical issues facing our local and global communities.”The first charities to trial the new fundraising channel will be UNICEF and World Vision - with the UNICEF campaign launching today. Michael Newsome, Director of Fundraising and Communications at UNICEF Australia says; “Every five dollars that people donate through UNICEF can help make the difference between life and death for a child in a major emergency. UNICEF Australia acknowledge the support of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, who helped to galvanise charities behind the value of PSMS - and are enormously grateful to the telcos and Telco Together Foundation for making it possible for Australians to give in this incredibly simple and immediate way.” Tim Costello, Chief Executive of World Vision Australia says; “We know this model has worked well in the UK, so I’m excited to see that Australia’s leading telcos are listening to the needs of charity supporters and investing in this initiative. This platform also presents World Vision with a unique opportunity to communicate to Australians about the very real needs of the communities we work with, but perhaps even more importantly, it gives our supporters a simple and immediate way to respond to urgent needs around the world.” Other charities taking part in the pilot include Australian Red Cross, Cancer Council, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Oxfam, Salvation Army, Smith Family, St Vincent De Paul, Surf Life Saving, The Song Room, Vision Australia and World Wildlife Fund. Text giving will also be trialled for emergency relief campaigns, with mobile users able to text to donate to emergency relief appeals for the Red Cross, UNICEF and World Vision. The pilot program will run through to October 2016, after which all parties will review the pilot to determine the future of the program in Australia. ·       Text SAVE to 1995 8888 to donate $5 to UNICEF and help provide life saving medicine to a child ·       For more information, please visit About Telco Together Launched in July 2012, Telco Together Foundation is a registered charity that brings together the telecommunications industry in support of Australian communities in need. The core focus of the Foundation’s work is the development of community projects that build on the technology, reach and capabilities of the telecommunications industry to support the not for profit sector of Australia, as well as promoting fundraising, volunteering and workplace giving across member organisations.  Telco Together raises funds for disadvantaged communities in Australia, with a focus on homelessness, refugees, Indigenous and mental health. Members of the Foundation include Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, NBN Co, M2, iiNet, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and 16 other ICT organisations. The Foundation is governed by an Advisory Board that has Executive Officer level representation from members. For more information, please visit our website follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TelcoTogether. About OpenMarket OpenMarket, a division of Amdocs, helps organisations use mobile to transform their business. OpenMarket provides mobile engagement solutions for organisations to optimise their operations and enhance relationships with their customers and employees. Major enterprises choose OpenMarket for our domain expertise, service flexibility, demonstrated performance and reliability, global scale, and corporate maturity. We provide smart, interactive connectivity to more than 200 countries, enabling organisations to engage with nearly every mobile user around the world. Our clients trust us to power their mobile business. For more information, visit BRISBANE FAVOURITE DELFINA'S BISTRO ANNOUNCE NEW SPRING/SUMMER MENU THAT IS SURE TO HAVE ALL OF BRISBANE TALKING 2015-09-28T04:04:20Z brisbane-favourite-delfina-s-bistro-announce-new-spring-summer-menu-that-is-sure-to-have-all-of-brisbane-talking Brisbane’s newest destination for fine dining, Delfina’s Bistro, announce new Spring/Summer menu by Head Chef Matthew Ostrenski that is sure to have all of Brisbane talking. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s stylish Emporium precinct, Delfina’s Bistro exudes fine dining at it’s best. With a new delicious selection of meals, as well as an exciting addition of a ‘Meals for 2’ menu, Delfina’s Bistro’s new Spring/ Summer menu is delivering world class meals at affordable prices.  The new menu change will include; Cold Smoked Salmon, Confit Duck Rillettes and Pumpkin Ravioli available as Small Plates, and Mains including Beef Short Rib, Market Fish, Charred Chicken Breast and Duck Breast. Delfina’s Bistro originated from a concept born from memories, not just about creating great food, but creating a beautiful dining experience for friends and family to share together. “Delfina, my Grandmother loved nothing more than a glass of wine over dinner with family and friends. She loved to travel and try new things whilst exploring different foods and flavours. This new menu is another shift for us, we've taken the opportunity to grow, develop and explore a little more. We've changed not just the food, but the style of our meals, really shifting our focus towards the shared dining experience for our customers” said Delfina’s Bistro Managing Director Kellie-Ann Ashton.  Located in the Emporium complex, 50/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Delfina’s Bistro is open for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations can be made via: or 07 3252 0214.  Further imagery and a full menu is available upon request. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: ANTHONY MUNDINE, DAWN FRASER, FREDRIK EKLUND, BONDI RESCUE'S BRUCE 'HOPPO' HOPKINS, JOBS QUEEN SARINA RUSSO AND MORE. 2015-09-27T23:57:37Z interview-opportunities-anthony-mundine-dawn-fraser-fredrik-eklund-bondi-rescue-s-bruce-hoppo-hopkins-jobs-queen-sarina-russo-and-more INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: ANTHONY MUNDINE, DAWN FRASER, FREDRIK EKLUND, BONDI RESCUE'S BRUCE 'HOPPO' HOPKINS, JOBS QUEEN SARINA RUSSO AND MORE. TO INTERVIEW ALL THE ABOVE AND BELOW email or call Max Markson on 0412501601ANTHONY MUNDINE NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 12.30PM. 4 x World Boxing Champ Anthony Mundine announces his next fight at the MCEC this Wednesday 30th September at 12.30pm. INTERVIEW ANTHONY MUNDINE. DAWN FRASER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN WITH NEW TECH START UP 3G SAFETY WATCHOlympic legend Dawn Fraser is ambassador for the 3G Safety Watch who are giving away 1000 of their incredible new watches to domestic violence survivors nationally. The 3G Safety Watch with just the push of a button on the watch starts 24/7 back to base monitoring and GPS location and emergency call out facilities. Perfect in life threatening situations as well as for after hours workers, the elderley or dementia sufferers. INTERVIEW DAWN FRASER. TV's MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK STAR FREDRIK EKLUND IN AUSTRALIA. Fredrik Eklund is the world's best real estate agent. His one man theatre show "The Sell: How to sell anything to anyone" is in Brisbane this Fri. Oct.2, Sydney Sat. Oct.3 and Melbourne Sun Oct.4. Tickets from INTERVIEW FREDRIK EKLUND this Thursday 1st October. LET'S GET ALL AUSTRALIANS WORKING SAYS JOBS QUEEN SARINA RUSSOSarina has placed 65,000 people in jobs in the last 5 years and has expanded from 25 to 95 offices in Qld, NSW and VIC since July 1 as part of the Federal Gov't's $6bn jobactive and Apprenticeship programme. Russo is encouraging employers big and small to join her jobs drive. " Let's get all Australians working". INTERVIEW SARINA RUSSO. $5 MILLION LUXURY SUPERYACHT THE SEVEN STAR PLAYED HOST TO BERNARD TOMIC (Sunday) & FREDRIK EKLUND THIS THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBEROver 30m long, the $5m luxury Superyacht The Seven Star has only made Sydney Harbour home a few weeks ago but is already a favourite with the stars. Tennis player Bernard Tomic enjoyed the vessel on Sunday 27th September and the Million Dollar Listing NY star Fredrik Eklund is seeing the harbour from it this Thursday 1st October. Photo opps available. INTERVIEW ALL OCCASION CRUISES JOE ELIAS. "SKULL RINGS THE LATEST FASHION TREND" SAYS JEWELLER TO THE STARS. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tommy Lee, Joe Manganiello, Adam Lambert and Cara Delavingne are just some of the stars embracing Melbourne jewellery designer Anthony Troiano's custom made signature Skull rings. " The skull rings are the hottest fashion trend worldwide at the moment " says Troiano. INTERVIEW ANTHONY TROIANO. CROSSOVER OPERA SINGER MONICA ORIEL'S FIRST LOVEMonica Oriel's debut CD First Love is available, track by track on i-tunes. From Phantom of the Opera to What A Wonderful World, Monica really does have the voice of an angel. INTERVIEW MONICA ORIEL. www.monicaoriel.comWORLD'S YOUNGEST NUMBER 1 SNOWBOARDER JARRYD HUGHES + JUSTIN BIEBER!Winter Olympian Hughes is looking forward to taking his snowboarding skills onto the skateboard park with Justin Bieber this week. They skateboarded together when Bieber was in Sydney earlier this year and will "ride again" this week ! INTERVIEW JARRYD HUGHES. WORLDS 50 HOTTEST WOMEN LIST FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED. Australian model Hannah Saul has been named one of the world’s 50 hottest women on the annual list released by She joins the likes of Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, J-Lo as well as fellow Aussie Miranda Kerr and Margot Robbie. INTERVIEW HANNAH SAULBONDI RESCUE’S BRUCE ‘HOPPO’ HOPKINS NEW CHAPTER.Direct from the boardshorts on the beach to the boardroom for Hoppo as he opens his new business venture with new wife Stacey in the form of ChapterOne Bondi bar and restaurant open from 6am to late every day at Australia’s world famous Bondi Beach. INTERVIEW BRUCE ‘HOPPO’HOPKINS. SEARCH RESULTS TECH GURU REVEALS THE 5 MOST DAMAGING MISTAKES BUSINESS MAKE . 1. Not having the correct domain name for your country. 2. Not using the domain name in your email address. 3.Not having a business website.4. Not updating the correct business information to the web. 5 Not having an online strategy . INTERVIEW THE MANwho has helped over 10,000 businesses build their business. RECORD BREAKING REAL ESTATE GURU HARJ UPPAL REACHES 2000 APARTMENT MILESTONE Record breaking real estate guru Harj Uppal recently sold his 2000th apartment in Sydney bringing his total sales in 3 years up to $450,000,000 . 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