The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-07-01T06:38:08Z Shala Sangha & Songs Free Community Gathering 2016-07-01T06:38:08Z shala-sangha-amp-songs-free-community-gathering Dharma Shala the Original Yoga School in North Bondi is hosting a free community gathering this weekend with Shala Sangha & Songs. With opportunities to connect and embrace in a night filled with music, films, flavours and conversations, this get-together is perfectly arranged with the school holidays to ensure all are able to relish in the evenings activities. With nearly 15 years in the Bondi community the Dharma Shala really knows how to throw a party for the people and Saturday July 2nd is going to be no exception. With magical kirtan performances from musical geniuses like Nadav, Edo and more to be a plenty, films on show to enhance the senses and conversations over chai not to be missed, it is guaranteed to be a night of endless possibilities. As part of their extraordinary service to Bondi and surrounding communities, Dharma Shala holds quarterly free events allowing everyone, young and old, to experience different features and journeys provided through the school, with all being led by the eight limbs of yoga. For your chance to partake in this memorable evening send an email to the Dharma Shala ( to reserve a spot or three. OPEN LETTER TO EMMA QUAYLE AT THE AGE AND NEIL MITCHELL AT 3AW AND MICHAEL CARR GREGG 2016-07-01T06:10:38Z open-letter-to-emma-quayle-at-the-age-andneiol-mitchell-at-3aw-and-michael-carr-gregg AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AGE, 3AW, EMMA QUAYLE, NEIL MITCHELL AND MICHAEL CARR GREGG FROM ULTRATUNE RUBBER GIRLS LAURA LYDALL AND PARNIA PORSCHE   Dear Emma, Neil, Michael and the Editor at The Age,   Thank you for your comments on our appearances in the UltraTune tv commercials. You are of course entitled to voice your displeasure and give your opinions on what you think should and shouldn’t be screened on television and on our appearances and performance.   Whereas Emma you think we are “helpless, screeching women doing idiotic things” in the adverts and Michael you believe the adverts are “sexist and disgraceful”. Well we are disappointed and horrified.     We feel upset that you are publicly bullying and vilifying us on the basis of our appearance. It's just plain wrong and unfair, Emma and Michael. Surely as independent strong women, we are allowed to choose without fear of prejudice or hurtful judgements about what we wear, how we look and the form of work we choose?   We think you are being too politically correct, taking cheap shots and missing the whole point of the commercials. Don't you have a sense of humour? Don’t you see the point of the adverts? Can’t you see the funny side? The adverts are meant to be funny. They are meant to have cut through so that people notice them and believe it or not but we both really enjoyed making them, love having fun and love the fact that we are able to promote an amazing company like UltraTune that provides employment all around Australia and provides a positive service to the public.   It really is unbelievable that you both are causing such a fuss about a couple of TV commercials as though they are the scourge of society and the end of the world as you know it. The adverts are not works of art that you may see in the National Gallery in Canberra. They are fun TV commercials .Where is this going to end? This is political correctness gone wild!   We feel disappointed that you view our work as a “complete and utter abomination” when we had so much fun working with UltraTune. The ads we have done for UltraTune are certainly out of the box and are meant to grab the attention of the audience to make them talk, and make them laugh!We are proud of all our work with UltraTune. The story told in the ads is about two girls on an adventure who end up in some unexpected situations – not two helpless idiots.   Moving forward may we suggest that in the future both of you think about your judgemental words carefully, because we believe a lot of men like the commercials and a lot of women can relate to us – and we don’t consider ourselves helpless or “idiots”. Using us a punching bag for a cheap headline does not do either of you justice in our opinion.    Best wishes, Laura and Parnia.           Nada Kita, a new Indonesian music app, launched by Tuned Global and the largest local labels 2016-06-30T01:48:58Z nada-kita-a-new-indonesian-music-app-launched-by-tuned-global-and-the-largest-local-labels Tuned Global, an Australian music mobile engagement company with offices in Jakarta, partners with some of the biggest independent music labels in Indonesia, Aquarius Musikindo, Musica Studio’s, MyMusic, Nagaswara, Trinity and VMC, to launch Nada Kita, the first completely free music app in that market. Firstly, Nada Kita is 100% free legal music. The music app gives users unlimited free access to the sounds of their favorite local music artists without consuming a lot of mobile data. “Tuned Global and the Labels have listened to the concerns of Indonesian people regarding music streaming, to design a music app that is fast and attractive for users,” said Con Raso, Managing Director, Tuned Global. Nada Kita is relevant and simple to use, offering a variety of stations pre-curated by local music editors, because most people are not music experts and are time poor. The user doesn’t have to create a playlist, they just pick a station and play. “Musik, Ga Pake Ribet” (Hassle free music) is the tagline of Nada Kita. "All we want is that Nada Kita becomes the soundtrack of your life and supports local music", explains Andreas Wullur, Managing Director of the VMC. Nada Kita is also offering the opportunity to the artists to directly engage with their fans. The users receive exclusive and instant video messages from their favorite artists in between tracks. The app will soon provide dates of upcoming concerts near you, broadcast live performances of local artists, and will release each month a number of tracks exclusively on Nada Kita.  "Nada Kita provides a tremendous advantage for the Music Labels and the local music artists. It has allowed us to stream our Indonesian music catalog more broadly, whilst helping the musicians to directly connect with their fans in a way that is more personal" explains Gumilang Ramadan, Director of Musica Studios The CEO of Nagaswara, Mr. Rahayu Kertawiguna has expressed a similar point of view "Nada Kita is innovative for the Indonesian market. It facilitates access to music lovers’ favorite songs, easily and legally, and for free of course. Absolutely every Indonesian can use it!" But free doesn’t mean that the music app won’t generate revenue – it would be detrimental to the musicians and Labels who take part in the application. First Nada Kita helps to fight against the piracy of artists’ content. Also the musicians and labels get a share of the royalties which are fair and open, this is via advertising and sponsorship. For its launch, Nada Kita is partnering with SPC Mobile, an Indonesian mobile phone manufacturer. "Nada Kita positioning is in line with the vision of SPC Mobile to strengthen local content in Indonesia. We believe that the Nada Kita music app will drive a great demand from Indonesian consumers, especially SPC Mobile users "explains Raymond Tedjokusumo, Chief Operating Officer of SPC Mobile. The Nada Kita first release is already pre-loaded in all new SPC Mobile smartphones and can also be downloaded on Google Play and the Apple App Store, if you are in Indonesia. New features will be added in the next few weeks along with a rapidly expanding catalogue. ENDS About Tuned Global Tuned Global is a mobile engagement company that helps brands engage their customers through something that everyone loves - music. The company offer a unique, low-risk music business model that leverages partnerships with brands and music labels to create a high value, monetised channel. Their turnkey and branded music streaming apps, supercharge the music experience with unique user engagement features and deep business intelligence to allow brands and labels grow their business. McDonalds, Coca Cola, Samsung and L’Oréal have already trusted them. For more information, please see: or to view the YouTube video about Nada Kita, see here and to download images of the press launch and screen shots/images related to the app, please see our DropBox here. About SPC Mobile SPC Mobile is a brand of mobile phone locally owned by PT Supertone, an electronics manufacturing industry pioneer with over 25 years of experience. Establishing strategic partnerships with superior manufacturing in China and Taiwan, SPC Mobile maximizes its potential as a local mobile phone manufacturer by emphasizing on quality and after-sales service to make its customer satisfaction a priority. SPC Mobile has already a broad distribution network from Sumatra to Papua, allowing its products to meet the needs of communication in accordance with the needs of Indonesian society. For more information on SPC Mobile, please see: RETURN TO RIO LINE-UP ANNOUNCED: 2016-06-30T00:02:50Z return-to-rio-line-up-announced Today, Return to Rio, one of Australia’s most secretive shindigs released its mammoth musical line-up. This November 11 – 13, the ultimate weekend away returns to Wisemans Ferry for plenty of singing, dancing and fancy dress capers. Headlining the fantastical festivities is one of the worlds biggest, best loved and most respected DJs - Carl Cox. Joined by his esteemed partner in crime Eric Powell, the dynamic duo’s Mobile Disco will be dominating Del Rio for 10-strong-hours.  The marathon DJ set will see the boys digging deep in their record crates to spin old and new disco, jazz-funk, soul and classic house tunes, along with anything else that tickles their fancy. Fresh from his final season at Space Ibiza, following a 20-year residency, Coxy will be rested, recuperated and ready to roll, as he makes his Return to Rio debut.   Carl Cox comments: “12 hours - oh yes, oh yes! I can’t wait to hit the Hawkesbury for Return to Rio as I’ve heard lots of great things about this very special event. It’s about time I experienced some of the Rio magic myself…” Joining Carl and Eric for an unmissable live performance is De La Soul.  The Grammy Award Winning American hip-hop group who have a new album on the horizon, will be belting out timeless hits including ‘All Good’, ‘Me, Myself & I’ and ‘Ring, Ring, Ring’ alongside their latest tracks. DJ EZ will be bringing the old skool garage vibes as he takes to the wheels of steel for a set quite unlike any other.  Recognised as the best garage DJ of all time, it’s quite the coup to have this Londoner on the bill as garage well and truly makes its comeback. Rio resident, international DJ and Shamen front-man, MR C Superfreq is also returning to Rio once again. Responsible for dance floor sensations including ‘Move Any Mountain’ and ‘Ebeneezer Goode’, the familiar face will be frequenting the main stage as well as leading the charge on the after-party antics. Other international heavyweights coming back for more include drum and bass pioneer LTJ Bukem and Robot Heart regular Atish whilst German beat purveyors Super Flu and Lee Burridge’s right hand man - YokoO of All Day I Dream, complete the bill of top notch talent. Promoter Ricky Cooper comments: “We’re pulling out all the stops this November as this will be our one and only three-day spectacular for the next 12 months.  I’m off to get hitched to my beautiful fiancé in March and need to plough all my time and creative juices in to our celebration of love!” On top of an impressive array of artists and yet more impressive names still to be announced, the exhilarating extravaganza promises an all-new layout for this annual edition.  Riopians will be able to experience the Funktion1 sound system, epic light installations and impromptu performances including some seriously weird stuff you’ve never seen or heard before on the banks of the Hawkesbury.  The absolute waterside location, promises to be the most picturesque set-up Australia-wide. The weekend has the basics nailed too – a queue-free-bar stocked with delicious drinks, tasty morsels to eat, clean, flushing, toilets and hot showers. On the accommodation front, Del Rio Riverside Resort has riverside air-conditioned cabins to rest those laurels along with drive-up camping spots amongst the friendly kangaroos and a range of luxurious accommodation and glamping options are also available from the resort for an additional cost. Also you can BYO alcohol to consume within your camping area. Just a mere 90 minutes drive from Sydney, the site also features a range of wholesome activities for one to partake in, including tennis, crazy golf, basketball, volleyball and water skiing. As always, golden tickets are available on the musical grapevine, so you’re going to have to ask around - seek and you shall find, with any remaining going on general sale on August 1st. Before then, come down and get amongst it at the Return to Rio launch party on August 20 at Manning Bar.  Naturally, only the very best are coming to play and with a five-hour set from M.A.N.D.Y. taking center stage, expect all the bells and whistles of Rio as we get the fiesta started in suitable style.   You. Don’t. Want. To. Miss. This. For more information visit: Video –       - END - #ReturnToRio   Notes to Editors For more information, accreditation, images and interview requests contact:  Celia Cochran - The Sound Campaign - 0428 229 455   Listings Information Event: Return to Rio Date: 11th – 13th November 2016 Address: Del Rio, Riverside Resort, Wisemans Ferry, NSW Artists: Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco (10 hour set), De La Soul (Live), DJ EZ, Super Flu, Mr C, LTJ Bukem, Atish, YokoO & more TBA Tickets: $220 Camping: $60 (total for three nights) & other accommodation options available – call Del Rio Riverside Resort for details Info:            MEDIA CALL: BONDI RESCUE LIFEGUARD’S BURGER EATING CONTEST 2016-06-29T03:37:26Z media-call-bondi-rescue-lifeguard-s-burger-eating-contest MEDIA CALL: BONDI RESCUE LIFEGUARD’S BURGER EATING CONTEST AT BASTE'D The official launch and opening of Baste’d Pop-Up store is tomorrow, Thursday the 30th of June at 11.30am, corner of Crown Street & Oxford Street, Darlinghurst with Bondi Rescue Lifeguards, Bruce “Hoppo” Hopkins, Troy “Gonzo” Quinlan, and Jesse Polock competing in a Black Tie Burger Eating Contest at 11.30am. This will be followed by another burger eating competition open to the public immediately after. Baste’d burgers and bowls comes from the founder of Oporto, who is bringing back the iconic original Grilled-Chilli Chicken Burger, called the Chilli Lifeguard and introducing the delicious 12 hour slow cooked and sauce grilled wagyu beef Jo'Burger. Media and guests will be treated to juicy flavoursome burgers and bowls followed by delicious ice cream sliders at the Baste’d pop up store – while the first 100 members of the public to arrive from 12 noon will be treated to a free lunch. TO INTERVIEW BRUCE “HOPPO” HOPKINS email or call Max Markson 0412501601 On the menu you’ll find:  The Chilli Lifeguard, aka the ORIGINAL original chilli chicken burger by Oporto founder Gary Linz. Delicious marinated chicken tenderloin, crumbed, with mayo, cheddar cheese, cos lettuce and tomato on a semi- brioche sesame seed bun drizzled with Baste’d’s famous chilli sauce. The Jo'Burger aka the South African sauce baste'd beef brisket burger, with 12 hour slow cooked wagyu beef brisket with slaw, shallots, caremelised onion, dill pickles, and cheddar cheese on a semi-brioche bun. The Funguy vegetarian burger with oven roasted field mushrooms basted in homemade pesto mayo with shredded cheddar and house slaw, drizzled in balsamic reduction on a toasted semi-brioche bun. The Porkin Gewd burger is packed with tender slow cooked pork shoulder, sauce-grilled in a homemade Louisiana sauce, with caramelised pineapple slaw, crispy onions, mayo, polski-pickles on a toasted semi-brioche bun. Beef loaded fries, fries topped with basted slow cooked wagyu brisket with American Kraft cheese and secret chilli sauce,  AND a range of fabulous meat & rice (or cauli-rice) bowls - slow cooked & sauce grilled beef or pork, marinated & grilled chicken, and grilled pesto-sauced mushrooms, and last but not least the marinated & grilled chicken salad bowl. For desert, the Little Bombers - mouth-watering ice cream sliders! A mini toasted semi-brioche bun filled with melted chocolate, icecream and crushed Oreos. Yum! TO INTERVIEW BRUCE “HOPPO” HOPKINS email or call Max Markson 0412501601   CES 2016 Honoree TCL Introduces New QUHD TV Series 2016-06-27T04:14:48Z ces-2016-honoree-tcl-introduces-new-quhd-tv-series TCL Multimedia, one of the world’s fastest growing TV brands and winner of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Award 2016, has launched the world’s first QUHD TV Series demonstrating its leading position in the area of display technology. Equipped with advanced display technologies and innovative design, the QUHD TV series is a high-end product category that far exceeds UHD TVs in terms of display effects, definition and colour purity. Offering the highest end picture processing technology and smart TV capabilities, the QUHD range is the next generation in TV reproducing in stunning detail all shades of light and natural colours for outstanding picture quality. TCL’s innovative new range brings a truly immersive entertainment experience into the home with selected models offering features including Black Crystal Display to dramatically reduce glare, Wide Colour Enhancer Plus to create vibrant colours and intensified shades, Quad Core CPU & GPU, Netflix, GOLIVE TV and HBBTV. Combine this with the high-end sound quality and stylish Nordic design for TCL’s most advanced TVs ever. “To pursue an innovation-driven growth, TCL has been dedicated to the research and development of advanced display technologies, and the QUHD TV series are the latest achievement of these ongoing efforts,” said Bill Jiang, General Manager of TCL Australia. “We believe that the QUHD product line will make good on TCL’s promise to build a more complete industry chain and help increase its market value in global expansion. In the future, we plan to expand our QUHD TV line to include more consumer-oriented products and create the strongest high-end portfolio across the market.” As a leader in display technology, TCL has gained attention worldwide with its achievements in massive smart applications and robust content in QUHD TVs. Aimed at bringing the cinematic experience into the home for its QUHD users, TCL will continue to offer more functional and interactive features in the products. TCL is introducing the C1 series as the flagship products of the QUHD TV series. The C1 is available in both flat and curved, with sizes ranging from 55’’ to 65’’combining stunning image quality, elegant design, powerful hardware and entertainment content to create a captivating upscale viewing experience. The C1 is equipped with multiple advanced technologies to deliver immersive picture quality including Black Crystal Display* and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus. It also has a state-of-the-art 9.9mm slim screen, metallic body and bezel design. In addition to the Quad core CPU and GPU, it offers user experiences including UHD video playing and applications including Netflix, HBBTV, YouTube and GOLIVE which delivers TV channels from all over the world. The QUHD TV series including the C1 Curved and C1 Flat will be available from May of 2016. Other models available in 2016 include the P1 Series, E5900, S4800, H9510 and D2700. TCL Australia will enter into its 12th consecutive year as the official television supplier to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and is committed to this iconic Australian event. TCL will also be offering a $90 cash back voucher on all QUHD sales for a limited time upon release, to allow users to purchase a 6 month subscription to their favourite online content streaming service.   For more information, please call (03) 8541 4666 or visit /   Notes to editors * Available on C1 flat 55’’ and 65’’   About TCL Multimedia Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry, engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products. Through a new product-and-user-oriented business model that focuses primarily on a “double +” strategy which includes “intelligence + Internet” and “products + services” as the main direction, striving to become a “global entertainment technology enterprise” that provides integrated entertainment solutions to customers. The Cataclysm ‪‎crowdfunding‬ project is on ‎pozilble‬ 2016-06-24T05:11:26Z the-cataclysm-crowdfunding-project-is-on-pozilble The Cataclysm ‪‎crowdfunding‬ project is on ‎pozilble‬ Alien's unknowingly release an evil entity from it's confinement, leads to Earth's destruction. Team of ex-solders onboard an experimental starship battle enter an old cube in orbit around a small gas giant orbiting dual red dwarf stars. The entity ends up destroying Earth and its solar system. However, it’s not a where there is a time agent trapped in the outer reaches of the new nebular... BONDI RESCUE LIFEGUARDS TO MAKE A SPLASH AT THE BASTE’D BURGER POP-UP STORE OPENING 2016-06-24T03:36:36Z bondi-rescue-lifeguards-to-make-a-splash-at-the-baste-d-burger-pop-up-store-opening BONDI RESCUE LIFEGUARDS TO MAKE A SPLASH AT THE BASTE’D BURGER POP-UP STORE OPENING AND BLACK TIE BURGER EATING CONTEST! The founder of Oporto is bringing a new burger & bowl pop-up store to Sydney called Baste’d, and with it he brings back the iconic original, yes the original Grilled-Chilli Chicken Burger, called the Chilli Lifeguard! Baste’d launches officially on the corner of Crown and Oxford street on Thursday the 30th of June at 11.30am where guests will be treated to juicy flavoursome burgers and bowls followed by delicious ice cream sliders (delete desert burgers), and the Bondi Rescue team will take part in a Black Tie burger eating contest, chowing down on the legendary Chilli Lifeguard and the delicious 12 hour slow cooked and sauce grilled wagyu beef Jo'Burger. “Being a life guard means facing tough challenges every day, thankfully this burger eating competition will not just be tough, but also delicious.” Says Bondi Rescue's head lifeguard Bruce “Hoppo” Hopkins. On the menu you’ll find:  The Chilli Lifeguard, aka the ORIGINAL original chilli chicken burger by Oporto founder Gary Linz. Delicious marinated chicken tenderloin, crumbed, with mayo, cheddar cheese, cos lettuce and tomato on a semi- brioche sesame seed bun drizzled with Baste’d’s famous chilli sauce. The Jo'Burger aka the South African sauce baste'd beef brisket burger, with 12 hour slow cooked wagyu beef brisket with slaw, shallots, caremelised onion, dill pickles, and cheddar cheese on a semi-brioche bun. The Fun Guy vegetarian burger with oven roasted field mushrooms basted in homemade pesto mayo with shredded cheddar and house slaw, drizzled in balsamic reduction on a toasted semi-brioche bun. The Porkin Gewd burger is packed with tender slow cooked pork shoulder, sauce-grilled in a homemade Louisiana sauce, with caramelised pineapple slaw, crispy onions, mayo, polski-pickles on a toasted semi-brioche bun. Beef loaded fries, fries topped with basted slow cooked wagyu brisket with American Kraft cheese and secret chilli sauce,  AND a range of fabulous meat & rice (or cauli-rice) bowls - slow cooked & sauce grilled beef or pork, marinated & grilled chicken, and grilled pesto-sauced mushrooms, and last but not least the marinated & grilled chicken salad bowl. For desert, the Little Bombers - mouth-watering ice cream sliders! A mini toasted semi-brioche bun filled with melted chocolate, icecream and crushed Oreos. Yum!         A Taste of Broome to celebrate local Indigenous women 2016-06-21T00:58:52Z a-taste-of-broome-to-celebrate-local-indigenous-women This year's A Taste Of Broome (ATOB) will celebrate the role of local Indigenous women in the creation of the community's identity through pearling and the town’s cultural development.  You can hear their stories and walk with us hand in hand as together we experience the journey of Broome’s history as seen through the eyes of her mothers, sisters and daughters. We'll also learn more about their heartbreak of loss and suffering, through to their joys at seeing family return home after long dives' away. The event, now in its fourth year, has quickly become a highlight of the Broome tourism calendar with three nights of festivities scheduled across July, August and September in 2016. The first night of celebration is on Friday 1 July. ATOB continues to be a unique music and picture show experience that combines Broome's distinctive Indigenous culture and its multicultural community to promote its vibrant soul through music, dance, food, arts and crafts, tradition and heritage. Building on the success of the 2015 event, this year's ATOB will not only celebrate local women but will also feature a number of new performances, artists and cuisine. Goolarri Media Enterprises Chief Operations officer Kira Fong says ATOB continues to promote Broome's unique lifestyle and cultural history, and is the region's premier Indigenous arts event. "ATOB is an award-winning multi-arts performance and cuisine-based project, primarily focused on the unique multiculturalism within the community of Broome and the Indigenous heritage and culture inherent in the region," Kira says.  "It combines the performing arts mediums of dance, music and film to create a dynamic and rich production that celebrates Broome's identity.  The 2016 ATOB season will see’s Guy Ghouse taking over from Stephen Pigram as Creative Director. Guy’s history in Broome started when he was 13 years old, watching bands perform at the Roebuck Hotel. Guy has since studied at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, toured nationally and internationally, is a four-time WAMI award winner, producer, recording artist, educator and facilitator. “To be back in Broome is an honour and a chance to give back to the town that has taught me so much,” Guy says. A number of other acclaimed artists are taking part in this year's show including long time favourites Stephen “Baamba” Albert, Naomi Pigram, Bojesse Pigram, Lorrae Coffin, Susie Quicke, Tania Mckenna, Arnhem Hunter and Mick Stevens. And some incredible new talent including Emma Sibosado and Pauline Bin Sali who come from a family who’s pearling history runs back to the hard hat days of the old Luggers. Pauline’s song “Visions” is completely memorising and tells the tales of old, paying homage to the days before social media and digital connection, where people saw loved ones disappear into the horizon with no contact until they eventually returned, if at all they did. This year there will also be a new food stall called "Little Feed", which will feature delicious desserts made from locally collected bush foods. A Taste of Broome is supported by Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions. Local partnerships have been developed with the Broome Visitor Centre and Australia’s North West with state partnerships including the Department of Communities through the Social Enterprise Fund. This funding and support has allowed the continued training and employment for Indigenous people through event management and media and further strengthens connection between industry and community. Since the show's beginning in 2013, A Taste of Broome continues to achieve greater social, cultural and economic fulfilment, and prosperity. People agree that the show improved their understanding of Indigenous culture and Broome’s history, and an impressive 100 per cent of people say they would recommend the event to others. -END- TICKETS SALE INFO: For ticket information head to  MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Kira Fong at or (08) 9195 5313 Fancy a chocolate milk stout or a coffee lager? Ballarat Winterlude Beer Fest can help 2016-06-20T02:17:20Z fancy-a-chocolate-milk-stout-or-a-coffee-lager-ballarat-winterlude-beer-fest-can-help FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The organisers of the Ballarat Beer Festival are ecstatic to announce the inaugural Ballarat Winterlude Beer Fest at the historic Mining Exchange Building in Ballarat, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July, 2016. Attendees will stay toasty warm as they kick back and enjoy wonderful winter craft beer, delightful edibles and soulful tunes. Coinciding with the final weekend of the Ballarat Winterlude and held at the historic Mining Exchange Building, the Ballarat Winterlude Beer Fest is the perfect way to wrap up the month of wintery festivities. The penultimate final weekend of July will turn Ballarat into a beer-filled winter wonderland attracting local punters alongside beer lovers from afar looking for a cosy weekend break in Ballarat. The weekend will be filled with a diverse selection of winter craft beers from over sixteen Australian Brewers. A range of limited and rare craft beers are also being made available just for the weekend. This means punters can indulge in the rich flavours of an Irish Spiced Rum IPA, enjoy a flavoursome Stormy Lager, or excite their taste buds with the unique aroma of a Chocolate Milk Stout. For the more adventurous, we recommend the Metamorphosis IPA, coffee enthusiasts will enjoy the Black Dark Coffee Lager and the traditionalist, the Kol Schisel German Pale Ale. The Ballarat Winterlude Beer Fest is held over three sessions; Saturday (12pm-6pm), Sunday (12pm-6pm) and a special Saturday night V.I.P party (6pm til late). Tickets range from $20-$60 and are available online at For those attending the V.I.P party on the Saturday night, expect brews perfectly matched to fine cuisine in a feast prepared by renowned chef Peter Ford, while kicking back to soulful tunes of legendary DJ Vince Peach. Vince has been a staple of Melbourne Cherry Bar’s Soul in the Basement events for over 15 years, and co-host with his brother on PBS-FM’s Soul Time for over 30. If there’s one thing he knows, it’s good tunes. So glam up, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a rocking night. Visit      Vinomofo launches in NZ 2016-06-15T02:03:57Z vinomofo-launches-in-nz Press Release For immediate release Thursday 16th June Vinomofo to launch in New Zealand with 48-hour online wine pop-up event Australian online wine retailer launches into first overseas market with 2-day only online pop-up event More than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe on offer in extremely limited quantities Offering members the most epic wine deals on the planet, curated to taste, and delivered to your doorstep with love Game-changing online wine site Vinomofo is set to launch nationally with a 48 hour online pop-up event from 16 - 17 June with more than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe to buy in strictly limited quantities. The 2-day only event will give locals a taste for what the retailer has offered the wine loving folk of Australia for five years: Curation - Vinomofo’s wine team work directly with the best producers in the world to find the wines they love (less than 5% of wines tasted make it to the ‘Fo) Value - With the buying power of their tribe of 400,000 wine-loving mofos, Vinomofo can offer their members unprecedented value Culture - There’s no “bowties and bs” with Vinomofo. Good people, good wine, and a bit of fun Wine lovers are being invited to sign up now to become foundation members, with early adopters getting first access to the event. New Zealand is the first overseas market the Aussie retailer has stepped into as part of its aggressive global push in 2016. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, says the retailer’s unique approach to selling wine has resonated with customers that were seeking a human approach as part of their wine journey, as such the retailer has built a member base of more than 400,000 people in just five years. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen across the past five years in Australia, we believe that a lot of people all over the world need Vinomofo - wine lovers and makers alike, so this is the year we are embarking on building a global presence kicking off with New Zealand,” Eikmeier said. Purchases from the online pop-up event will be delivered within seven business days to customers. To become a foundation member or for more information visit: ENDS Media Contacts: Nikki Palun Head of Global, Vinomofo +61 400 616 616    Alahna Fiveash Partnerships & PR +61 497846319 About Vinomofo Vinomofo is the most epic wine site on the planet and one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Founded in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, by Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the start-up has gone from zero to $50 million plus annual revenue (run-rate), built a member base of more than 400,000 and employs 100+ people. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out of a business ‘lite’ model into six new markets, including: NZ, Singapore, HK,  UK, USA and China. For more information, visit New visual analytics app compares cost of living across Asia Pacific 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z new-visual-analytics-app-compares-cost-of-living-across-asia-pacific Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, has developed a new web-based app for consumers that allows them to quickly and easily compare the cost of living across eight key cities in Asia Pacific (APAC) – Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.   Built on Qlik Sense®, the Qlik APAC Cost of Living app uses embedded visual analytics to enable users to uncover insights into the cost of living across different cities in the region. The app incorporates a broad cross-section of goods such as property, transport, education, entertainment, utilities, food, restaurants and clothing, in addition to allowing users to select ‘Budget’, ‘Mid-range’ or ‘Expensive’ across any cost category.    “With the constant fluctuations in Asian economies and changing consumer price indices (CPI), getting to grips with the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living before you move somewhere can be difficult,” said Phillip Beniac, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific for Qlik. “The Qlik APAC Cost of Living app takes the pain out of the process by using visual analytics to compare the average cost of living in various cities. Easy to assimilate visual representations enable expatriates, as well as local residents, to compare selected APAC cities side by side, and drill into the data to find out how their city of choice stacks up against the rest.”  Tokyo most expensive, Hong Kong and Sydney close behind   Japan’s most populated city, Tokyo, takes the overall title as the most expensive city, with costs 39% higher than the APAC average. However, delving deeper into the data reveals that all is not how it may seem. For example, looking only at the ‘Expensive’ category of items shows that Hong Kong usurps Tokyo as the most expensive city to live the high life. At the other end of the spectrum, exploring ‘Budget’ costs shows Sydney elevated in the rankings to second behind only Tokyo, showing that Australia’s sparkling harbor jewel is no place to try and live on a budget.   “APAC is well regarded as an attractive location for expats and also sees a great deal of mobility from within the region, with potential to accelerate due to recent initiatives such as the Asian Economic Community formed in December 2015,” commented Professor Wong Poh Kam, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.   “Part of this attractiveness of the region is the perceived low cost of living in various countries. However, cost of living standards can often be misunderstood unless people have access to a good level of detailed information that informs them what it will cost to live their particular lifestyle. For example, not everyone wants or needs to own a car, which can be a particularly expensive proposition in some APAC cities, especially Singapore and Tokyo, where the public transport network is already extensive.”  Deeper insights with visual analytics   Using heat maps, the Qlik APAC Cost of Living app instantly illustrates how the prices of individual items in various countries differ from the APAC average, with red highlighting the costliest and blue denoting the least expensive. A ‘Highs and Lows’ page enables users to track prices of particular items – from alcohol and entertainment to clothing and household essentials – across APAC, and literally watch the colors change. With so many variables to choose from in the app, some interesting insights that one can find include:  Education: Sydney has the second most expensive education costs in APAC for public and private schools, which cost 41% and 39% more than the region average respectively. The cost of sending a child to private school in Sydney equates to sending 16 children to a private school in Mumbai.  Transportation: The most expensive public buses by far belong to Sydney being 208% more costly than the APAC average. Driving is comparatively more attractive in Sydney than the rest of APAC, with petrol being 22% cheaper and the Vokswagen Golf being 46% cheaper, both being the second cheapest for their region.  Travel: Holidaying in Sydney is a mixed bag of costs. Staying at a 5-star hotel costs 51% less than the rest of APAC, but a meal for two in a hotel restaurant will cost up to AUD$342.75. That is about twice what it costs in Shanghai ($184.54) or Tokyo ($160.56). While lavish lodging in Sydney will be cheaper in APAC, the meals will compensate with their price. For cheaper budgets, when compared to the APAC average, a 1-star hotel costs 56% and street food will be 24% more.   Property: Sydney is always noted as having very expensive property and rent costs, but the city actually has a much lower property price variance compared to the average across Asia Pacific. Renting and purchasing in the inner suburbs is 44% cheaper than the APAC average, while renting and purchasing outside of the city centre is 28% and 21% cheaper respectively.  Lifestyle: Sydney drinks are notorious for being expensive. Local and imported beers are 66% and 63% more expensive respectively in Sydney than the average across APAC. However premium alcohol such as Hennessey XO Cognac is actually cheaper in Sydney, retailing at AUD$211.69 compared to the APAC average of $232.95. Similarly, entertainment is pricier in the lower end of Sydney compared to APAC, with movie tickets costing 43% more and theatre tickets 30% more, but a premium game of golf will be 60% cheaper. “In the same way that organisations now routinely use business intelligence, individuals are seeking ways to use everyday data to analyse and derive insights into what’s going on in their lives. The Qlik Cost of Living app is a great example of how you don’t have to be a data scientist to get useful insights from data, by using visual analytics,” added Beniac.   The Qlik APAC Cost of Living app built on Qlik Sense, is based on data collected from varied sources including desktop research as well as surveys of regional retail chains and hotels. The app is available at   About Qlik Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately 39,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.   ### © 2016 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved. Qlik®, Qlik Sense®, QlikView®, QlikTech®, Qlik® Cloud, Qlik® DataMarket, Qlik® Analytics Platform and the QlikTech logos are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks and logos mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The Mascoteers’ New Release Seesaw – A Fast Paced Game With Edge-Of-Your-Seat Gameplay 2016-06-12T03:52:33Z the-mascoteers-new-release-seesaw-a-fast-paced-game-with-edge-of-your-seat-gameplay Seesaw is the outcome of a group of proficient and devoted people- The Mascoteers based in Melbourne and Dhaka with outstanding expertise and visions. They have been quite successful with almost a dozen games available in Google Play Store and iOS App Store. They are strongly dedicated to instantiate more innovative ideas regarding new and exciting games for mobile gamers. This time, their new sensational creation is Seesaw. Seesaw is all about rapidity, reflex and quick choice in decision-making. The simple gameplay needs strong consistency as well as patience. It is playable for all age people in all places and It is very much possible to have a lot of fun with this game anytime anywhere without putting much thinking. The uniqueness of the game is really appreciable. The gameplay, the graphics and the features – they are completely distinguished from any other existing game.  As the name of the game indicates, this game all about a balance where the player needs to maintain two characters sitting on either side of a Seesaw! With control of the speed at which the seesaw changes the direction as well as the amount of weight distributed on either side, players will be able to determine how high each character is flung into the air. Basic objective of the game is to collect candy and stars in the air while avoiding constantly position changing spikes. In simple words, bounce and collect the candies and the rewards controlling the movements of the Seesaw!  Incredible graphics quality, challenging gameplay and easy access to the game made it interesting as well as addictive to players of all age. App StoreGoogle Play Store Sunshine Coast Alternative Rock Band Pith Helmet Bolster Online Presence With New Website and Social Media Profile 2016-06-10T11:33:06Z sunshine-coast-alternative-rock-band-pith-helmet-bolster-online-presence-with-new-website-and-social-media-profile Hailing from the picturesque Sunshine Coast town of Yaroomba, 4 piece Alternative Rock outfit Pith Helmet have this week celebrated the launch of a fresh new digital promotion campaign in a push to begin boosting their profile throughout the Australian music scene. With a new website - and a list of Social Media profiles at Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and Instagram, the Pith Helmet boys are looking to connect with a rapidly growing list of supporters and share their hard hitting, raw brand of rock, by utilising a host of media outlets to share their wares. Visitors to the website are able to meet the band members and have a bit of a chuckle at their satirical personal descriptions, displaying the fact that even thought their music is full of social commentary and takes a look at some serious issues, the boys are in it for a laugh as well. The Music section of the site displays the diverse range of Pith Helmet tunes, with fast paced, social commentary punk rock styled fire crackers such as 'Worth' and 'Posterchild', to then, slowing down and getting heavy with the likes of 'Save Me'.  They are also contactable for bookings, media appointments or just general information, all through the website, as well as through their social media profiles. With a growing list of songs to play, and a rapidly increasing fan base to play them to, this is sure to be the first of many announcements for the  Pith Helmet crew. MEDIA ALERT - MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT ALEX PERRY HOTEL & APARTMENTS FOR FORTITUDE VALLEY PRECINCT - MEDIA ALERT 2016-06-10T07:20:39Z media-alert-major-announcement-at-alex-perry-hotel-amp-apartments-for-fortitude-valley-precinct-media-alert-1 MEDIA CALL ALERT  MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT BRAND NEW ALEX PERRY HOTEL & APARTMENTS - EMBARGOED INFORMATION UNTIL 16TH JUNE 2016. WHEN: Thursday 16th June 2.00pm for a 2.15pm start WHERE: Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments 959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Meet GlowBored PR in hotel foyer Media are invited to attend a media conference announcing a major new addition coming to the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments in Fortitude Valley. The media conference will include various interview opportunities including Cr Vicki Howard, Councillor for Central Ward and Craig Barber, Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments General Manager, along with a multitude of photo opportunities. Order of events are as follows: 2.00pm - Media arrive and meet GlowBored PR team in hotel foyer2.15pm - Media conference commences, formalities including briefing and speeches2.30pm - Photo & interview opportunities with Cr Vicki Howard, Craig Barber and various others 2.50pm - Media conference to conclude. This announcement will be an exciting step forward for Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley precinct, with the coming together and substantial expansion of two high quality brands. To confirm your attendance and confirm interviews please contact: Jeremy Hansen, GlowBored PR |, (07) 3806 1753, 0434 247 671.