The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2015-11-25T21:48:08Z LED Light Bulbs Offer a warm glow similar to Incandescent Bulbs 2015-11-25T21:48:08Z led-light-bulbs-offer-a-warm-glow-similar-to-incandescent-bulbs "Those lights make everything look blue." Ugh. we heard that remark about LED lighting too many times to count. For me, as a designer (aka home-problem-solver), it’s frustrating to hear friends reminisce about how the glow from 60-watt incandescent light bulbs would make their homes look and ‘feel’ so warm. Well, LED light bulbs can make your home look and ‘feel’ equally as warm as those 60-watt incandescent lights. True story. LED Lighting Bulbs Don't Have To Be Blue LED light bulbs don't have to be blue, there's lots of choices. It’s like everything else in the world of technology, there's lots of options with LEDS: variety of color temperatures, dimmability and brightness. There also are more tech specs you’ll want to know about in order to achieve the desired color of light in your home. The Tiffany styled art glass floor lamp has a color temperature of 3000k, which is similar to the temperature of the 60-watt bulb. The Higher Temperature Means Cooler Light For any type of light, the higher the temperature, the cooler the light. LED lighting is available in a variety of color temperatures. I think that one of the best parts about LED light bulbs is that they have a wide range of color temperature possibilities. And it’s probably the easiest part of tech specs to remember. If you want the inside of your home to look like it ‘used to look’ with incandescent light bulbs, you like the warmer light look, you’ll want to look for an LED that has a color temperature around 2700K to 3000K. LED Pendant Lights  1. Philips Master Led Mr16 7W 24D Warm White Dimmable: The color temperature of this Mr16 philips LED light is 2700k 2. Deluxlite Energy Saving LED GU10 7W Warm White: This LED GU10 light has a color temperature of about 3000k, which is within the expected color range of incandescent bulbs. LED Light Bulbs LED light bulbs can be used in many different fixtures. if you are shopping for LED lighting, you might start wondering if the fixture has to be under the ‘LED lighting’ category in order for you to use LED light bulbs. Not true. You can update lighting in your home with LED light bulbs. But, before you click on the link and start shopping, keep in mind the color temperature range that you desire. So if you like a warm light like an incandescent, look for 2700K to 3000K. If you want a daylight look, which can be perfect for your Instagram photos, look for 3500 to 4100K, which is in the color neutral zone. 1. LED 7 Watt A19 Non Dimmable Bulb: This little LED light bulb has a color temperature of 2700K and is comparable to a 40-watt incandescent bulb. 2. 12 Watt Dimmable LED Omni Directional Light Bulb: This dimmable LED bulb is comparable to the color temperature a 60 watt incandescent. And it lasts about 25,000 hours. 3. LED 12 Watts BR30 Light Bulb: This Dimmable LED 12-watt light bulb is also comparable to a 60-watt incandescent, with a color temperature of 2700K. Find more lighting and lamp options on light online now! Security One 2 One announces new security services and offers for small to medium sized businesses in Sydney and its suburbs 2015-11-25T03:32:20Z security-one-2-one-announces-new-security-services-and-offers-for-small-to-medium-sized-businesses-in-sydney-and-its-suburbs Security One 2 One announces new security services and offers for small to medium sized businesses in Sydney and its suburbs   November 28, Sydney: Security One 2 One is a physical security service provider in Sydney - one of the few security service providers that is fully compliant with the Security Industry Legislation and Standards. Expanding its services, the company has now announced to offer its highly sought-after and competitively priced security services to small and medium sized businesses in Sydney. This new service will be an expansion to the company’s already extensive portfolio.   Sydney is considered as one of the few peaceful metropolitans of the world. But that certainly does not mean that the people and the businesses in the city don’t require security services. As the population increases and opportunities become scarce, we experience an increasing rate of crimes. However, it is supremely easy to have your businesses and corporate offices secured without having to worry about handling security by yourself.   There are many security service providers in Sydney being offered by a number of different businesses. While it’s easy to see an Ad in the newspaper or even online and get their services, it is of utmost importance that the security guards you are hiring are actually trusted. Security One 2 One is one of the most trusted names in the region as we have been protecting assets of not only businesses, but also of construction sites, educational institutes, hospitals, etc. We also provide our highly trained and trusted guards for event security and mobile patrolling.   Following an extensive and effective recruitment policy, we ensure that the security guards we hire in Sydney carry an impeccable record and a clean career. Security One 2 One in Sydney has been providing several security services to homes, persons, and businesses in Sydney for over several years now. Our clients’ kind words and long term association is a testimony to not only the effective security that Security One 2 One provides but also to the commitment and loyalty of our hired security guards.   Now expanding our services to small to medium sized businesses in Sydney, we have ensured that our clients and their properties are perfectly guarded at affordable prices. For more details of this new service, potential clients and the interested parties can reach out to Security One 2 One at 837373393. Clients can also visit us at ADDRESS after taking an appointment. For more details and other services, please visit our website: Wealth or Health? 2015-11-25T01:03:56Z wealth-or-health Wealth or Health? » Meditation » Wealth or Health? 25Nov Wealth or Health? Anna Kay Edit Wealth or Health?   A Story: Wealth or Health and Love? Steve Jobs last words; "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.   At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer… Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth… Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days ... Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands. What is the most expensive bed in the world? - "Sick bed" … You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life". When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life". Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends... Treat yourself well. Cherish others." What would you choose? Wealth or Health and Love?  by Maria D Pinar adapted by Anna Kay on Nov 25th ·  What can you do to help yourself today? Take some time to work on your Health, try something new DO Yoga, DO meditation NOW come to India contact Anna at or 0429435726 we can help INTERVIEW BONGO THE TALKING BEAR ABOUT HIS NEW PINEAPPLE CIDER 2015-11-25T00:46:24Z interview-bongo-the-talking-bear-about-his-new-pineapple-cider AUSTRALIAN PINEAPPLES ARE READY TO TAKE ON ENGLISH APPLES!IT'S THE HOTTEST CIDER THIS SUMMER! Here’s some exciting news for all cider devotees. Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider, Australia’s original Pineapple Cider, a new Australian invention, has just been released and it looks like it’s going to give the apple one a run for its money. This is the only Pineapple Cider in Australia, it is fully Australian made with Queensland Pineapples and boasts the cutest company spokesperson: The Bongo Bear (He is Australia's only bongo playing Bear).  Bongo has already been spotted in Bondi sipping his Pineapple cider with the Bondi Rescue Lifesavers as well as The Bachelorette’s Dave Billsborrow and Davey Lloyd. “I always loved pineapples and now they have been made into 8% Pineapple Cider. Bear Essentials smooth sweet tropical Pineapple Cider is so naturally refreshing that you can BEARly resist it.” Says the Bongo Bear. For anyone who loves the natural taste of Pineapple, then this is the cider to drink.   This delicious beverage is not a pineapple flavoured cider but rather a genuine Pineapple Cider made naturally from pineapples and its smooth sweet tropical flavour is just the thing, for hot summer days or warm summer nights.  Made from quality Queensland pineapples, all the sweetness comes from the juiciest pineapples on the planet, which are grown and harvested by Australia's finest pineapple farmers up north.This thirst quencher is naturally fermented so there is no added chemicals, artificial preservatives or cane sugar. Rather than using chemicals (as most Ciders do) Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider has been fully pasteurized.At 8% Alcohol each 275ml bottle of Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider is 1.7 Standard Drinks and made purely from pineapples, nothing else. It is completely natural and delicious. Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider can be purchased online at TO INTERVIEW THE BONGO BEAR or for samples email or call Max on 0412501601   PS…..If you are having a work Christmas party, please let us know and the Bongo Bear can deliver some complimentary Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider. Top Five Tips for Styling Your Home for Christmas 2015-11-24T23:30:45Z top-five-tips-for-styling-your-home-for-christmas With the holidays quickly approaching,  a lot of us are busy getting our homes "holiday ready" but don't know where to start. Top florist and stylist, Yvette Edwards from Wellington New Zealand, has a few festive holiday styling tips that will be sure to complement your Christmas theme perfectly. There is enough to worry about when planning for a holiday gathering - from food preparations, to family visiting from out of town; don’t let your decor stress you out!   1. Choose your colours and style: For a truly stylish look, pick a colour and theme you’ll enjoy year after year. Whether it’s a simple Scandinavian-inspired look or you decide to go with all glitter and gold, committing to one theme helps to avoid over following trends and buying things that you aren’t excited to unwrap each year.    2. Mix fresh cleverly: Having fresh flowers, foliage and produce is something nice to add to any home, but it can get a bit much keeping on top of all the watering and replenishing. Try mixing fresh flowers with long-lasting foliage - the foliage will hold the flowers up for longer and you can pull the blooms out through the week and still keep the vase looking lush. You can also try stacking a wide flared vase with luscious green apples in place of fresh flowers or even scatter baubles from your collection mixed with battery led lights just for “something special” on Christmas Day.   3. Festive lighting: Topping off your homes holiday ambiance with lighting is essential. My general rule is ‘you can’t have enough candles and fairy lights’, but not to the point where you need sunglasses indoors. There are so many lovely options from little sparkling LEDs to romantic candles to buy these days - even the ones powered by battery are great for the front porch or somewhere you might not have power. My lighting “must-do” is to make sure you pack them away properly for next year, it’s never fun if you have to stop hanging your baubles to untangle miles of fairy lights. Make sure to save some of your candles for the Christmas table too. If you do this, it’s a good idea to use really large candles inside a glass holder or on a candle stand since people are relaxing (and probably over indulging) and you don’t want any accidents to deal with. 4. Think creatively: I’m often asked for ideas in creating a centerpiece for your Christmas table at home. The options are endless! Have a look through your homewares and see what collections are in your possession. You can try: a runner of china tea cups with a floating rose in each, cut crystal tumblers and glasses with tea light candles placed inside them, tumbled silk scarves scattered with nuts and fruits, glass preserving jars with sliced oranges and lemons layered with a floating candle on top, or even small milk jugs with mossy branches.  Of course it’s always nice to add some fresh flowers to any of these looks and think about what scents you can add to your home whether with perfumed candles and/or flowers. When I lived in England every year my mother and I would go to Waddesdon Manor at Christmas time, one of my all time favourite trees they had was decorated with all the vintage Christmas ball calling cards from their archives - it was stunning.    5. Buy a few treasures each year: My own collection of decorations started off with two boxed baubles from a nice department store and then when we got our tree (fresh pine of course) and covered it in lights, I felt compelled to give the lonely decorations some friends. I went out and brought some standard tubes of shiny baubles and added them to the tree. The difference was really striking and I decided at that point - even if it took my whole life  - we would only add carefully chosen Christmas decorations each year. It was then we chose our colour scheme and style and my husband and I have carried that on for a good few years now and still love it. Another highlight is that each of our decorations has a story and we can remember where and when we brought it.    EXTRA TIP: Christmas Wishes  When it comes time to pack away all the Christmas cheer and say goodbye to the holidays, we write a secret list of our wishes and goals for the coming year and we pack this list away with the decorations. Wishes range from winning the lottery to moving house to getting more time to read magazine’s etc.. Next holiday season, when you’re opening your boxes of treasures, it’s fun to tick off all of the dreams that came true.  TO INTERVIEW YVETTE EDWARDS email or call +64 21 217 1115 INTERVIEW JOSH REA AUSTRALIA'S CAVIAR AND TRUFFLE KING. HE'S A FOOD-PORNSTAR! 2015-11-24T22:38:56Z interview-josh-rea-australia-s-caviar-and-truffle-king-he-s-a-food-pornstar FOODIE ALERT! MEET JOSH REA, AUSTRALIA'S CAVIAR AND TRUFFLE KING. HE’S A FOOD-PORN STAR!   Josh Rea is the nation's leading expert and providore of gourmet foods and his Sydney based Gourmet Life store is Australia's premier supplier, retailer and wholesaler of caviar, truffles, fresh porcini,gourmet foods and exclusive gourmet brands from all over the world.    BREAKING NEWS! Josh has 3 kilos of white truffles, worth over $25,000 arriving late Wednesday 25th November from Alba in Italy. They are available for photos but will be sold by lunchtime Thursday!   Australia's caviar king imports hundreds of kilos of the world's most expensive delicacy every year for the public and the nation's top chefs including supplying Heston Blumenthal with over $250,000 of caviar in 2015 alone.   " We go through over a million dollars worth of caviar and truffles every year from my Gourmet Life retail store in Edgecliff, both direct to the public and to leading restaurants and chefs all over the country. I love exotic and exclusive gourmet foods and seek them out all over the planet. People travel from all over Sydney for the anchovies from Northern Spain, and the cured salmon from New Zealand is incredible. We import coffee from Rome's oldest established coffee maker, Sant'Eustachio. You'll die for the hazelnuts we bring in from Cravanzana, near Alba in Italy. They really are the best hazelnuts in the world."  says Rea, a self confessed food-porn star ! " and the 2 starred Michelin Chef Moreno Cedroni's range of jams and sauces make my mouth water just thinking about them!" concludes Rea.   Gourmet Life is open seven days a week at 52-60 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff and is a gourmet food lovers paradise with hundreds of amazing foods from near and far.   TO INTERVIEW JOSH REA email or call Max on 0412501601   The Latest Lighting Technology Now Offers LED Downlights, LED Tubes 2015-11-24T22:13:48Z the-latest-lighting-technology-now-offers-led-downlights-led-tubes The technology of LED (light-emitting diode) is utilized in numerous industries, particularly in phone and computer manufacturing, advertising and interior designing. It provides lights for some phones and computers alike. The advertising industry also uses this technology in billboards and vans to promote products and services. This technology is about to dethrone incandescent bulbs in homes as well. Some countries have already ordered the phasing out of incandescent bulbs and LED is being tapped as the next frontrunner in home lighting solutions. As a home lighting solution, several LED products are offered to cater to different lighting needs. In addition to bulbs, there are also study lamps and table lamps that use LED. LED downlights and LED tubes are available as well. Downlights Downlights are usually placed in gardens, display cabinets, walk-in closets and along the driveway. Unlike the lights installed in ceilings, the surface of a downlight is either flat or looks like half of a sphere. In gardens, downlights have an aesthetic purpose. Lampposts provide general lighting for this area but the downlights improve the view during nighttime. Downlights have the same purpose in display cabinets and gardens. Additionally, they make it easier for you to find items. You can also use downlights to highlight a feature in your display cabinets. There are other areas in your house where you can place downlights. It can be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens to enhance the rooms' lighting. It is a good addition to the garage as well. Portable downlights are also available. You can choose these if you are shopping on a tight budget. You can just move it in the areas where you need the additional lighting. Tubes Unlike downlights, tubes are typically attached to the ceilings. They serve as the main source of light in a room. Tubes come in different lengths. When you are quite budget-conscious, don't just go for shorter tubes because they are cheaper. Keep in mind the function of these lighting solutions. They should be able to provide efficient lighting for your rooms. Aside from length, check the brightness of the tubes as well. Price Right now, the price of downlights and tubes that use LED are higher than LED bulbs. One reason is that, unlike the latter, the options for LED downlights and LED tubes are limited. Some downlights may be as cheap as the bulbs. However, these ones are usually the smaller ones. LED lights don't spread light as efficiently as bulbs. If you install small downlights, the coverage will be limited and the brightness will be insufficient. As for the tubes, the cost of the less expensive ones is almost double the price of typical LED bulbs. The price for cheap LED bulbs ranges from $10 to $13. On the other hand, the price for cheap tubes with LED ranges from $17 to $26. The price of expensive ones can go as high $400. The expensive LED tubes have an edge though; these ones are harder to break than cheap ones. Thus, the expensive tubes are more durable than their cheaper counterpart. Are you looking for more information regarding led downlights? Visit today! Article Source: Have You Created a Powerful Brand For Your Business? 2015-11-24T03:40:56Z have-you-created-a-powerful-brand-for-your-business Brand awareness and differentiation were identified as some of the biggest challenges faced by small business owners across Australia and New Zealand in a recent ReachLocal Survey. That’s why; we’re providing you with the facts on branding, tips on developing a strong business brand and some suggestions on how to build brand awareness. The Facts on Branding:  Branding is more than just your logo. Branding is a way for customers to recognise and experience your business. Branding can be reflected in everything from your customer service style, staff uniforms, business cards and premises to your marketing materials and advertising. Branding involves a lot of thought and research. You need to work out why customers should be attracted to your business. A strong brand will help customers remember your business and feel confident that your products or services will suit their needs. Branding Can Help You Stand Out. Your brand should reflect what your business stands for and what sets it apart from your competitors – your branding should express the qualities, strengths and ‘personality’ of your business. Developing a Business Brand It may feel daunting to develop an entire brand for your company but it can be an integral component for the success of your overall business vision. Here are 5 steps to developing a brand for your business: 1. Conduct market research and think about successful brands 2. Define your company’s purpose and mission 3. Consider your entire business and what differentiates you within the market 4. Be authentic and tell the story of your business 5. Be consistent Building Brand Awareness Once you develop a strong brand for your business, you can work on ways to build awareness through your marketing. Promoting your brand through traditional and digital advertising can help customers recognise your business. It’s important that you are consistent in the way you portray your brand so that customers easily recognise your business within any communications, marketing materials and premises. Consistent use of your brand will help customers remember your business, and can help improve customer loyalty. Latest lighting innovations now offers LED Downlights and LED Tubes with more efficiency 2015-11-23T23:35:06Z latest-lighting-innovations-now-offers-led-downlights-and-led-tubes-with-more-efficiency The innovation of LED (light-emitting diode) is used in various commercial enterprises, especially in telephone and PC assembling, publicizing and inside outlining. It gives lights to a few telephones and PCs alike. The publicizing business likewise utilizes this innovation as a part of announcements and vans to advance items and administrations. This innovation is going to depose incandescent bulbs in homes also. A few nations have effectively requested the eliminating of incandescent bulbs and LED is being tapped as the following leader in home lighting arrangements.  As a home lighting arrangement, a few LED items are offered to take into account diverse lighting needs. Notwithstanding bulbs, there are likewise ponder lights and table lights that utilization LED. Driven downlights and LED tubes are accessible too.  Downlights  Downlights are normally set in greenery enclosures, show cupboards, stroll in wardrobes and along the carport. Dissimilar to the lights introduced in roofs, the surface of a downlight is either level or looks like portion of a circle.  In greenery enclosures, downlights have a stylish reason. Lampposts give general lighting to this zone yet the downlights enhance the perspective amid evening. Downlights have the same reason in showcase cupboards and greenery enclosures. Also, they make it simpler for you to discover things. You can likewise utilize downlights to highlight an element in your presentation cupboards.  There are different territories in your home where you can put downlights. It can be introduced in rooms, bathrooms and kitchens to improve the rooms' lighting. It is a decent expansion to the carport too.  Compact downlights are additionally accessible. You can pick these on the off chance that you are shopping on a tight spending plan. You can simply move it in the zones where you require the extra lighting.  Tubes  Dissimilar to downlights, tubes are ordinarily joined to the roofs. They serve as the fundamental wellspring of light in a room.  Tubes come in diverse lengths. When you are entirely spending plan cognizant, don't simply go for shorter tubes in light of the fact that they are less expensive. Remember the capacity of these lighting arrangements. They ought to have the capacity to give effective lighting to your rooms. 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In this way, the costly tubes are more tough than their less expensive partner.  Is it accurate to say that you are searching for more data with respect to drove downlights? Visit now! philips led lights, cheap led lights, led lights for sale, led lights for lamps, purchase led lighting, philip led light, cheap led downlights, white led light, led fluro lights, t-8 led lights, led fluro lighting CapitalPitch’s Startups, including FinTech players SMSFCheck and SWIPE, already valued at over $430 million 2015-11-23T21:11:56Z capitalpitch-s-startups-including-fintech-players-smsfcheck-and-swipe-already-valued-at-over-430-million Afiniation partner and the world's first capital raising accelerator, CapitalPitch, this week announced that its 700+ clients many of whom, such as SMSFCheck and SWIPE, are in the FinTech space now have an estimated valuation of over $430 million and that some of these clients already have over $11 million in funding committed. CapitalPitch CEO Jeremy Liddle said, "In less than a year we've managed to uncover thousands of Australia's best FinTech and Startup founders, but we know there are thousands more out there the need help raising money. We're here to help take the pain out of finding growth capital." Afiniation co-founder Ian Dunbar said, “To say FinTech financing is booming is an understatement and CapitalPitch and their clients are a great example of what’s happening in this space.” CapitalPitch, an early Afiniation partner, has two parts to their business, those they help better prepare for capital raising which include all startups on their platform and those that are actively raising. One of these such companies is SMSFCheck the Afiniation member whose tailor-made reports summarise each area of an SMSF’s investment strategy and highlights areas that might need attention. SMSFCheck co-founder Rebecca Sullivan explained how the company’s relationship with Afiniation and CapitalPitch has led to immediate growth opportunities, “We attended the Afiniation showcase in September as the timing was perfect to launch our new service and we wanted to make more financial services industry contacts. It was also great to get feedback from attendees and seek opportunities for partnerships. Afiniation provides a community of other companies in the early stages of development that are trying to evolve the financial services industry. We believe the industry is being challenged with its traditional methods of advice delivery by consumers and the opportunity to respond to changing needs is greater than ever.” As part of an Afiniation member deal Sullivan ended up discussing the company’s future plans with CapitalPitch as she added, “We met Jeremy Liddle of CapitalPitch at the Showcase day and given that we are trying to raise capital to grow our business, this was great timing. We really liked their structured on-line approach to making the capital raising process more accessible to start-ups who can't afford the big dollars to hire professionals to out-source it to. I think the more events and networking opportunities Afiniation can provide the more vibrant the FinTech start up space will be. It's tough going up against the big guys without the capital and resources so it's great to have a support network to make it a little easier. As a result of our involvement with Afiniation we are now in the process of raising capital via CapitalPitch.” With capital raising in the FinTech space projected to top $14 billion globally in the next twelve months Ian Dunbar sees companies like CapitalPitch as a key component to the FinTech industry’s growth as he concluded, “CapitalPitch can help every business it interacts with – hence why we introduce them to Afiniation members. Put simply SMSFCheck and SWIPE will now be better prepared for capital raising and be introduced to the most committed investors in CapitalPitch’s pipeline. They also get in-depth coaching and complete all of CapitalPitch’s patented six steps to capital raising and growth.”To see a video on why the Startup Investment and CapitalPitch movement is important go to: The most recent Afiniation Showcase, held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney, featured over 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s top FinTech innovators, sponsors including AustralianSuper and Dion and keynote speakers including the NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Victor Dominello, Citi’s Managing Director of Customer Franchise, Linda Duncombe and the NZ Trade Commissioner David McLeish. To view highlights from the recent Afiniation Showcase go to: For more information on Afiniation and their Showcases go to: For more information on CapitalPitch go to: For more information on SMSFCheck go to:  Lighting technology now offers LED Downlights and LED Tubes with more efficiency 2015-11-23T06:00:17Z lighting-technology-now-offers-led-downlights-and-led-tubes-with-more-efficiency The advancement of LED (light-emitting diode) is utilized as a part of different business wanders, particularly in phone and PC collecting, advancing and inside sketching out. 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Sheeran will join confirmed ARIA performers, including Conrad Sewell, Flight Facilities, Hermitude, Jarryd James, Jessica Mauboy, Nathaniel, Peking Duk, The Veronicas, Tina Arena and Vance Joy. The Star, Managing Director, Greg Hawkins said: “We’re thrilled to be the home of the 29th annual ARIA Awards and look forward to presenting the illustrious event at Sydney’s premier entertainment destination. “We are exceptionally proud of the world-class technical and audio visual facilities ofThe Star Event Centre and are delighted to be the chosen venue for the flagship event of the Australian music calendar.” Fans can watch their favourite artists arrive on the David Jones Red Carpet when festivities commence from 2.00pm at The Star sign on Pirrama Road, featuring ceremony host Osher Günsberg and red carpet hosts, Ten entertainment reporter Angela Bishop, The Loop's Scott Tweedie and Liv Phyland, and comedian Joel Creasey. Home viewers can tune in to the glittering occasion on TEN and tenplay, the official broadcast partner for this year’s show, to watch their favourite artists arrive on the David Jones Red Carpet. ​Following the formal awards ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to take to the Sky Terrace for the ARIA Awards official after party, followed by celebrations at The Star’s internationally renowned nightclub, Marquee. The event follows the inaugural opening of the ARIA Hall of Fame with Tina Arena at The Star on Thursday, 5 November. The Star the home of Australia’s cultural industries, as the Event Centre is the host venue for the ARIA Awards, AACTA Awards and ASTRA Awards, and next year the Sydney Lyric Theatre will host the 2016 Helpmann Awards, followed by an after party at Marquee. For more information about The Star, please visit -ENDS- About The StarThe Star is Sydney’s only world-class casino and entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 14-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee.  The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 250 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Cold Play and Alicia Keys.For more information or enquiries, visit or call 1800 700 700 Vibes Releases Second Wave of Stellar Acts Ahead of January all-dayer 2015-11-20T01:25:51Z vibes-releases-second-wave-of-stellar-acts-ahead-of-january-all-dayer Sydney, November 15th, 2015 - Following last month’s announcement that Jazzie B, Kylie Auldist and Faze Action will all headline January’s Vibes on a Summer’s Day all-dayer at Bondi Pavillion, further acts have been released today.    In addition to Spikey Tee, Katalyst, & DJ Hudge, the eclectic offering of performers representing the genres of funk, soul, hip hop, house, techno and drum n bass includes four of the most influential originators of the Australian party scene, the classiest selectors in the country, flying in from all corners of the country, DJs Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Simon Caldwell and Crucial D.      Funkdafied and 45 Sessions supremo JC was also announced today, complementing a line-up that promoters already confirmed in October would also include DJ Packer, Beat Spacek & the UK’s godfather of all things groovy, Russ Dewbury.  Further announcements will be made in due course.   Vibes on a Summer’s Day returns after 13-years, on January 24th 2016.  The event will take place at the all-dayer’s spiritual home, the iconic Bondi Pavilion.   #FeelingTheVibe  For more on the artists and for Tickets to Vibes on a Summer’s   For further information or interview opportunities, contact: Rob Tolan / / 0434 928 557   Spikey Tee – “One of London’s original ‘rude boys.’” Spinning tunes for over 20-years, Spikey rejoins the Vibes family after his last set back in 2003.  Currently recording his latest album in Berlin, he’s taking some time out to make his grand return to Bondi.  As a pioneer of the UK Hip Hop he's been recording and DJing for over 20 years, watching Drum n Bass grow from humble beginnings on pirate radio, to the worldwide phenomenon it is today.It’s in his blood; he is related to Bunny Wailer. He was first involved with reggae soundsystems from the age of 13 acting as a guest selector when he joined hip hop pioneers, The Sindecut. Spikey was soon to join Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart and was lead vocalist for five years. All the while continually redefining hip-hop, R&B, ragga, and drum'n' bass. Spikey made hit tunes for numerous producers, most notably with the hit Dark Heart for Bomb The Bass. After a chance meeting with Mr Scruff he teamed up with the Manchester hip-hop label Grand Central for a number of tours & collaborations, including Scruff, Horace Andy, Morcheeba and Mark Rae. His output is nothing short of prolific. He is now back in the studio recording his new album in Berlin on a drum 'n' bass tip.   DJ Hudge – “A slalwart of the London hip hop scene for 20 years.” Founder of Boom Bap and Take it 2 the Bridge and a regular at Glastonbury, Ibiza Rocks & Notting Hill Carnival, Hudge has supported Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Corrine Bailey Rae and Dirty Sanchez, to name a few.  He held the residency at the B-Boy Championships in the UK from 1998 – 2003. Since moving to NZ in 2012, Hudge continues playing with local and Australian party crews and with T Rice, presents one of the most successful weekend radio shows on NZ national radio station, George FM.   Katalyst – “Lauded for his collective mind set, his wrap sheet’s a who’s who of music.” Fresh from the release of Detorit’s Son with MC Guilty Simpson, which has been meet with critical acclaim internationally and hailed by some as his best album yet, Katalyst has been producing since the early1990s. Although releasing tracks as Moonrock on the infamous Café Del Mar and Dope On Plastic series, his debut album as Katalyst, Agent Manipulated didn’t land until 2002 and was met with instant acclaim, securing an ARIA nomination, whilst securing ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Album’ at the 2002 Australian DMA’s. Many album’s later, a label – Invada Records, and more notable collaborations than you can poke a stick at, Katalyst’s wrap sheet is a veritable who’s who of the music world.   JC (Funkdafied) – “Australia’s master of funk has poured fresh blood into the scene.” A festival regular, JC has rocked the decks from the yearly Sydney Festival to Soulfest and many more. With an exhaustive music collection that now spans Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin, Disco, House and DnB, JC is a DJ who can play many genres but always with the emphasis heavy on the Funk, and keeping the dance floor rocking. Over the years he has supported his fellow funk and soul champions Soul II Soul, George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic, Roy Ayers and Norman Jay.   Simon Caldwell – “One of only a handful of DJ’s whose name adds a certain integrity to an event.” Simon currently holds down Monday Sunset at FBI radio, and is resident/co-promoter of Mad Racket, a Sydney underground party institution running since 1998 and responsible for the first ever tours of Moodymann, Herbert, Jamie Lidell, The Black Madonna and Charles Webster.  Playing since the early 1990’s to beer drinkers, bum shakers and radio listeners alike, he has managed to avoid stifling ‘style’ classifications that trap so many other DJ’s, keeping himself free to draw on his varied loves of deep, soulful house, techno, funk, jazz, electro, booty, hip hop and anything else which catches his ear.  Sugar Ray – “Without doubt one of the most influential pioneers of the antipodean dance community.” A fixture on the global dance scene for nearly 30-years, the warehouse party explosion of 89/90 saw Sugar Ray embrace house and techno, DJ’ing at such legendary events as ‘Light, Flim Flam, Happy Valley, Zoom, Sublime, R.A.T, Psychosis, Big Day Out and the Apollo Festival. Sugar Ray has headlined at E-Werk Berlin, Love Nation, Nature 1 & 2, and a personal career highlight was a live-to-air mix on KISS FM Berlin to an estimated six million dance fans around the world.   Phil Smart – “Known for his unique talent and his ceaseless quest for the next level of visionary dance music, as much as for being the nicest guy on earth.” From Burning Man to Splendour in the Grass, Phil Smart has become synonymous with some of the greatest festivals and parties around the world. Named in DJ Mag’s Top 100 twice, in 2015 ‘Squirt’ was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks of All Time. Phil turned his impeccable ear to production in the mid-90s and now owns record label, Junkbeats.  Having commanded a passionate following in Sydney, Phil’s presence at Vibes 2016 will be a massive draw for dance fans throughout the ages.   Dave Carnovale – “He knows how to read a crowd and keep them there; a skill that doesn’t come pre-packaged in a software program.” DJ extraordinaire for over 20 years, he now produces as ‘Dubnosis’ and calls Byron Bay home.  Known as the man who wears a thousand hats, Dave was a co-founder of Wicked Beat Sound System, a Vibes regular which released five albums, seven singles, 22 remixes and secured 3 ARIA nominations and a win.  Dave has had long-term residencies at high-profile venues such as The Chinese Laundry, Establishment, Hilton Zeta Bar, Opera Bar, Longrain and Soho Bar.  His DJ’ing style is truly broad, taking in all forms of music.   Previous Line Up Announced:   Jazzie B – “A happy face and a thumping bass for a loving race.”   Awarded an Order of the British Empire and an Ivor Novello for his pioneering efforts in giving ‘black British music a soul of its own’, Jazzie B’s contribution to culture has eclipsed the popularity of the beloved sound system he co-founded in the 80s. Although connected both fundamentally and spiritually with Soul II Soul, Jazzie’s artistry and abilities have allowed him a perennial career as a powerful influencer and orginator. Jazzie has co-written and produced a series of tracks with the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown; produced and remixed for among others, Public Enemy (‘So Whatcha Gonna Do’); Fine Young Cannibals (‘I’m Not The Man I Used To Be’); Ziggy Marley; Isaac Hayes; Nas; Destiny’s Child; and memorably, Family Stand’s international triumph, ‘Ghetto Heaven’.   An in-demand DJ, Jazzie has played London’s Lovebox Festival, the Southport Weekender and Baltic Festival amongst many others.  He described his performance at Back II Life Antigua as the ‘emotional high point’ of his career, where he shared a billing with the legendary Trevor Nelson & Norman   Faze Action – Pioneers of Nu Disco return to Vibes with full band. Voted the number one Nu Disco/Indie Dance artists of 2014 by Traxsource, Faze Action spearheaded the first disco revival and has released four critically acclaimed studio albums.  Responsible for the popularising remixes of legends like Femi Kuti, Francois Kevorkian, Odyssey, Metronomy & Saint Etienne, Faze Action has been a staple of many A-List DJ sets over the years. Major proponents and fans include: Andy Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, Gilles Peterson and the infamous Horsemeat Disco. Described by Vibes’ promoter and DJ Joe Conneely (DJ Joe90) as “One of the best live acts we’ve ever had at the Pavilion”, their return to the main stage in Australia in 2016 is already being considered one of the event   Kylie Auldist – Diana Ross as the musical love child of Chaka Khan and Rick James Renowned leading lady of ARIA nominated band The Bamboos (currently up for best live act @ The Age Music Vic Awards), Kylie’s voice has drawn comparisons to ‘Diana Ross as the musical love child of Chaka Khan and Rick James’. At the forefront of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia, anyone familiar with her three hugely successful albums will understand why leading international tastemakers (including American radio station KCRW and BBC luminaries Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson and Mark Lamarr) are all firmly on board the Kylie Auldist soul train.  Independently Kylie won ‘Best Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2013 for ‘Still Life’, and her latest single ‘Sensational’ was released in October 2015 ahead of her February 2016 album release – which promises to take us back to the future in a stretch-Monaro, fitted out with a mirror ball, a b-boy, a beat box and some sweet sweet disco   Dr Packer – Voted #1 Nu Disco Artist on 2015 A pioneer of the electronic dance scene in Western Australian, Dr Packer has nearly three decades of DJ’ing experience under his belt – which has included countless awards, 4 International DJ Tours, 16 years studio experience and a record label.  It was towards the end of 2013 that DJ Greg Packer began playing around with old ‘Soul, Funk & Disco’ records in his studio and applying the same technique as if he were writing an original track – thereafter, Dr Packer was born.  A little while later he topped the ‘Juno Sales’ charts and had been signed to seven labels, after catching the attention of heavyweights such as Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris and Late Nite Tuff Guy.  Dr Packer has just been awareded the number 1 position in the ‘Traxsource’ top 20 ‘Nu Disco’ artists of 2015 to   DJ Russ Dewbury – What the heart is to the body, Russ is to soul & funk music A part of the international music scene for over 30 years, Russ Dewbury is a DJ, live music promoter, record compiler, radio broadcaster & producer, and peerless aficionado.  Dewbury’s unique DJ blend spans the whole “Black Music” spectrum from Funk and Soul to Electro Jazz, D&B and Tropical Beats.  Dewbury ran the longest running club session in the world – the Brighton Jazz Rooms – from 1987 until 2013 and persuaded Chicago Soul singer, Terry Callier to come out of retirement before going on to manage him.  He gained a UK Top 20 hit when he convinced old friend, Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim to remix Jean Jacques Perry’s cult hit ‘EVA’   Beat Spacek  Beat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer, Steve Spacek.  From his lauded output with the band Spacek; his solo work on the cult Sound in Colour imprint; his collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; his under-the-radar Black Pocket project with brother dBridge; his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech; and as one half of Space Invadas with Katalyst, Beat Spacek’s fearless approach to raw creation and natural talent has always been progressive and highly original.  ‘Modern Streets’ is the low-key album from the Beat Crew – unhurried and casual, Spacek crafted the whole offering on an iPad and iPhone app, giving the album a ‘sweatpants-and-Adidas slippers’ vibe, direct from the artist, direct from  COMMUNITY, CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CHEER 2015-11-19T05:26:07Z community-carols-and-christmas-cheer As Christmas draws near, Multicap prepares for their annual community Carols evening and a much anticipated visit from Santa. Offering a festive showcase of carols, DIY lantern workshops, glow sticks, face painting and other family entertainment; every year draws a crowd of locals who join in Multicap’s special Christmas celebration. Carols@Multicap is a relaxed Christmas event held on the grass at 303 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains. Entry is free and open to the whole community on Friday 27 November from 5pm – 7pm. Macgregor Lions Club have been long-term supporters who come on board to assist with parking and host a cake stall at the event, now in its ninth year. Plenty of happy painted faces, a delicious BBQ sausage sizzle and live music always gets everyone into the Christmas spirit. Multicap Events Coordinator, Emma Wilkes said “It is such a privilege watching everyone come together and to watch all the kids ecstatic to meet Santa when he arrives with his elves.” “The energy and enjoyment of our annual carols celebration is what gives this event its’ sincere down-to-earth community vibe, with all funds raised going back to Multicap to assist people with disability,” said Ms Wilkes. Supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Councillor Steven Huang of Macgregor Ward, the 2015 Carols@Multicap has a wonderful line up of generous sponsors and partners.  Multicap is appreciative to everyone who has made this event possible, including Macgregor Lions Club, Pearce Meats, Camp Oven Bakery, Bounce Inc, Warrigal Road Amcal Chemist, Subway, Spar, Australia Post, Fish 128, RACQ, Eight Mile Plains Vet and Eight Mile Plains Newsagency. Multicap is a high needs disability support organisation providing individual respite, family support networks, opportunities, and programs throughout Queensland for over 50 years. EVENT ENQUIRIES: EMMA WILKES 07 3340 9016 Facebook @multicap | Instagram @multicap_qld | Twitter @multicap Please include #MulticapCarols when sharing this event on social media. INTERVIEW THE BACHELORETTE'S DAVEY LLOYD OR PAT FARMER FOR THE LOVE OF NUTROASTERS NUTS! 2015-11-19T03:27:19Z interview-the-bachelorette-s-davey-lloyd-or-pat-farmer-for-the-love-of-nutroasters-nuts FOR THE LOVE OF NUTS! PAT FARMER RUNS FROM ROSELANDS TO WARRINGAH TO EAT NUTS WITH  THE BACHELORETTE'S DAVEY LLOYD !   NUTS TO BE SOLD AT SAME PRICE AS THEY WERE 90 YEARS AGO! Ultra marathon runner Pat Farmer will race from Roselands to Westfield Warringah Mall to open the Nut Roasters Nut Bar at 11am Saturday 21st November . The public are welcome to join Pat, The Bachelorette’s Davey Lloyd and Warringah Mayor Michael Regan to enjoy a whole range of nuts for the same price they were 90 years ago when the Afiouny Nutroasters family first started selling nuts in Tripoli.   TO INTERVIEW PAT FARMER OR DAVEY LLOYD email or call Max on 0412501601 Jimmy Afiouny was born in Tripoli where his father had established their nut roasting business in 1925. When Jimmy arrived in Sydney in the mid 1970’s he decided to open his very own nut roasting business in Roselands where they have been for 40 years supplying nuts to the local community and distributing nuts nationally.  To celebrate,Nut Roasters will be selling their most popular products at the same price they sold nuts for 90 years ago. This will include their Brookvale Blend, Curl Curl Combo, Mixed Melody, High Protein Mix, Clean Carb Mix, Kri Kri Nuts, Mixed Nuts, Vienna Nuts, Nut Bars, and Sesame Bars all at 10 cents a bag!   Nut Roasters have established themselves as a market leader in the nut industry, and boast exclusive rights to their ever-popular Kri Kri nuts, a recipe passed down through generations. Jinan, Mohamed, Sophie and Tarek are the sons and daughters of Jimmy, who collectively run the business today: “We are so excited to be opening a new outlet. Nut Roasters is extremely popular in our Roselands community, and now the North Shore and Northern Beaches will be able to experience the Nut Roasters tradition of quality. On the grand opening day we will be selling our nuts and nut mixes all day at the prices they sold for 90 years ago in Tripoli!” Says Jimmy’s daughter Jinan Afiouny.   TO INTERVIEW  PAT FARMER, DAVEY LLOYD OR JINAN & THE NUT ROASTERS FAMILY email or call Max on 0412501601