The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2014-10-20T04:13:53Z New Wave of Skateboarding 2014-10-20T04:13:53Z new-wave-of-skateboarding Over 10 years ago the owners of Holiway set their sights on producing quality outdoor products promoting a healthier style of living. With this goal in mind they were dedicated in researching and developing the equivalent to a land surfboard and finally reach excellence in the BeeBoard and Road Surfer skateboards. Now Holiway Australia has the great honour in providing the BeeBoard & Road Surfer to Australians of all ages. With the very unique 3 wheel design, Holiway Australia Skateboards have introduced a "New Wave" of skateboarding to the Australian public. Earlier in the year Holiway Australia showcased the BeeBoard & Road Surfer Skateboards to the public on the Gold Coast Queensland, both boards having the unique 3 wheel design which when ridden requires no kick skating, and were popular among all ages and skill levels. Holiway Australia Skateboards can be seen as the onshore surf like skateboards providing true stability and speed. The skateboards are designed with similar characteristics to surfboards and with the 3 wheel design offer very similar sensation to surfing on the streets. Your able to generate your own power to move forward, pumping the legs and rotating the body, just as if you were cutting through the waves. With the ease of manoeuvring to drive forward, stable and smooth skating, sensitive turning, quick acceleration, Holiway Skateboards can be seen as the "alternative" ride for skateboarders, surfers & snowboarders to enjoy. View the Holiway Australia Skateboards at www.holiway.com.au A new look Rydges with Free WI-FI? WI not! 2014-10-20T04:07:48Z a-new-look-rydges-with-free-wi-fi-wi-not Australasian hospitality and entertainment heavyweight Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) has cemented its reputation as an industry leader in the hotel guest experience with a refreshed look, feel and service offering through Rydges.  Known for being the hotel operators that consistently seek ways to add more for less, the current revitalisation of their high value Rydges brand concept heralds the introduction of a wide range of additions to the mass-market accommodation offering. The brief for the Rydges revitalisation was to offer genuine service, unique offerings, world-class facilities and top-shelf amenities all at surprisingly affordable prices.  The result is a multi-faceted overhaul of the guest experience, which is expected to strike a chord with the brand’s predominantly leisure and corporate guests. Guests to the new look Rydges properties will enjoy: -   Free WI-FI for all guests - whether visiting overnight or just for a coffee. -   A new ‘Rise Breakfast’ concept, which takes a nod from nutritionist recommendations around a healthful breakfast being the most important meal of the day.  While still buffet-style in nature, the Rise Breakfast includes freshly-squeezed juice shots, made to order smoothies & juice blends, super healthy cereals and fresh fruit as well as a great range of hot options including eggs cooked to individual preference. -   In trademark AHL style, even the mini-bar has undergone a quirky designer overhaul with Rydges branded sweets, nibbles & potato crisps plus fun games & add-ons add to the offering. -   An expanded wine list showcasing a broader range of Australian and international varietals will cater to more discerning taste buds. -   Stylish new uniforms with a relaxed yet ultimately professional vibe. -   A refreshed Rydges website that includes a blog with location specific information.  This enables guests to keep their finger on not only the Rydges pulse, but also what’s on in the local area that might be of interest. David Seargeant, Group Managing Director of AHL said, ‘The Rydges brand served our iconic Australasian hotel chain well for many years, but as we embarked on a project to expand the hotel offering, we felt the brand needed refreshing also to suitably reflect the significantly improved guest experience.’ Underpinning the expanded offering is a refreshed new brand, modern and inspired logo, colour palette and Rydges.com website. The upgraded website sees a refreshed design with a booking engine including very handy flexible-date search feature which allows the guest to search for the lowest room prices of the month and plan their trip around the most competitive rates. Revitalised website content has also been introduced and leaves no questions unanswered when it comes to finding out everything you need to know about each property without having to pick up the phone. No strangers to taking the lead with their hotel brands, AHL who also operate the multi-award winning hip QT Hotels & Resorts and new urban, industrial and art-inspired Atura Hotels guests to their properties complimentary WI-FI. “AHL is committed to staying in touch with its guests and offering them an overall hotel experience which is world-class whether it is at a Rydges, QT or an Atura property,” said David Seargeant added. “Through offering a complete hotel experience with Free WI-FI, our guest can be assured of a stay which is genuine value.” Become a Priority Guest Rewards member, and to start receiving these and other benefits today at all AHL hotels and resorts - www.priorityguestrewards.com.au - ENDS - About Rydges Hotels & Resorts: Rydges Hotels & Resorts operates quality city, suburban and resort style hotels in key destinations across Australia and New Zealand, and London in the United Kingdom. The group accommodates over one million guests each year across a range of market segments including corporate, conference, government, leisure, inbound and domestic groups and international travellers. Delivering exceptional service is a priority for the Rydges group with a genuine passion to accommodate guests and exceed their expectations. Rydges Hotels & Resorts participates in the free to join Priority Guest Rewards Program. This popular hotel club offers guests the ability to earn free room nights, 10% discount on our best flexible rates and leisure packages, food & drinks benefits, and reward points at over 45 hotels and resorts across 4 brands in key destinations across Australia, New Zealand and London, UK. www.rydges.com.au  About QT Hotels & Resorts: QT Gold Coast, QT Port Douglas, QT Falls Creek and QT Sydney each adopt a unique personality and positioning. Their design, features and facilities is a reflection of each town or city, ensuring integrated, locally-focused service and ambience. QT Hotels and Resorts deliver an eclectic design experience teamed with bold entertainment offerings and unsurpassable service for corporate and leisure travellers. www.qthotels.com.au About Atura Hotels: Urban. Industrial. Art Inspired. Atura Hotels are where modern business and leisure travelers escape the predictable to embrace a new style of travel. This fresh take on the mid-market travel experience fuses dynamic spaces, hip styling and the latest technology at surprisingly affordable prices ensuring guests feel connected and energised.  Expect free Wi Fi and a host of other benefits each time you stay.  Engagement with surrounding communities and active support of the local music & art scene are fundamental to the Atura brand philosophy. Over the next few years, Atura Hotels will be launched across Australia in select CBD locations, business park precincts and regional hub.  The first to open was Atura Blacktown in October 2013 and in July 2014 the property won Mid-Range Hotel Accommodation of the Year at the TAA (NSW) Awards for Excellence.  Atura Dandenong is scheduled to open in September 2014 and Atura Albury will open in late December 2014. Atura Hotels participates in the free to join Priority Guest Rewards Program. This popular hotel club offers guests the ability to earn free room nights, 10% discount on our best flexible rates and leisure packages, food & drinks benefits, and reward points at over 45 hotels and resorts across 4 brands in key destinations across Australia, New Zealand and London, UK. www.aturahotels.com.au Tall Trees Teaches Elderly to Cope with Hay Fever Season 2014-10-20T03:29:43Z tall-trees-teaches-elderly-to-cope-with-hay-fever-season Australia, 20 October 2014 - Hay fever season is here, and one small network of independent living communities has provided a guide for the elderly for coping with it. Tall Trees Care Communities have five locations providing alternatives to aged care facilities in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. They are best described as independent retirement communities with 24-hour access to all levels of care that would be provided in an aged care facility or a nursing home. Phil Usher, co-founder of Tall Trees Care Communities, recently informed readers of his blog how to lessen the impact of hay fever. According to Mr Usher, “Hay fever is usually more prevalent in the 25-44 age group, but that is no consolation to elderly hay fever sufferers. At Tall Trees, we do everything we can to educate our residents on how to lessen the likelihood of a hay fever attack and provide the finest in medical care should they need it.”Hay Fever 101Hay fever is another term for allergic rhinitis, which is medical terminology for an allergy that affects the nose. Though it is usually caused by grass pollen, thus the name hay fever, it can also be caused by mould, dust mites or animal hair. Hay fever occurs when the immune system attacks the particles of pollen, mould, animal hair or dust mites that are breathed in. While six people out of seven have immune systems that don’t attack these particles, one in seven have immune systems that see them as a threat and attack them. This causes the symptoms with which hay fever sufferers are familiar: runny, blocked or itchy nose, watery or itchy eyes, itchy ears or throat or headaches. Symptoms can become so severe in some hay fever sufferers that it affects the ability to concentrate or fall asleep.Preventing or Lessening Hay Fever by Controlling Pollen ExposureDoctors advocate avoiding exposure to allergens as the best way to prevent hay fever. It is recommended that those who suffer from hay fever check the television or Internet each day to see how much pollen is in the air. On high pollen days, it is recommended to stay inside. This can be difficult since most spring days are high pollen days, but it can be necessary for those who suffer from hay fever. Other high pollen times are right after a thunderstorm or when the wind is blowing hard. Most hay fever sufferers are also allergic to the pollen produced by plants. Consequently, they should only have plants that are pollinated by bees instead of those that put seeds into the air.Mr Usher says, “Do whatever you can to limit your exposure to pollen. It’s the best way to avoid hay fever.”Tall Trees Care Communities provide an alternative to aged care on the Gold Coast. Their model is called independent living with consumer directed care, meaning that residents own their homes, decide their own level of care and remain independent for as long as possible. To learn more or to arrange a trial stay, call (07) 3442 9378 or visit their website: http://www.talltrees.net.au/. Green Planet Grass Provides Another Solution for a Local Hospital 2014-10-20T02:32:43Z green-planet-grass-provides-another-solution-for-a-local-hospital Perth, WA, 20 October 2014 - Recently, Green Planet Grass completed another artificial grass installation at a major Perth hospital. Green Planet Grass has completed many high-profile artificial grass installations in the last few years and has developed a reputation for solving problems and providing positive outcomes.The Problems Presented by Natural GrassHospitals in the Perth area face a similar set of obstacles when they have natural grass on their grounds. The climate in Perth isn’t friendly to grass in high traffic areas. In addition, Perth and its suburbs are on watering restrictions during the hot, dry summers. This creates a situation where grass doesn’t have enough water to grow. Conversely, in winter, foot traffic when the ground is wet kills the grass. Between the seasons, natural grass doesn’t have much of a chance.How Green Planet Grass Solves Those ProblemsArtificial grass provides a perfect solution for hospitals, sport teams and homeowners who find it hard to grow natural grass lawns. Once an artificial grass lawn is installed, it can last as long as twenty to twenty-five years. Every day, regardless of the Perth weather or foot traffic, Green Planet Grass provides a lush, green surface that never suffers from degradation. In addition, maintenance costs are lowered because the only maintenance required for a Green Planet Grass lawn is to pick up debris and hose down any spots where organic materials have stuck to the grass. This means Green Planet Grass doesn’t need mowing, watering, weeding or re-seeding. No expensive mowers or tractors are needed. No petrol, herbicides or pesticides are needed. This saves money on equipment, chemicals, water and labour. For schools and hospitals, this can represent substantial savings. Green Planet Grass had already completed previous installations of artificial grass for the Joondalup Health Campus and St John of God facility in Subiaco and had developed a great reputation within the Perth health industry for their high quality and great customer service. They find themselves being contacted a lot for high profile hospital, school, industrial and sport applications by people who know of one of their previous installations.Justin Everley is the director of Green Planet Grass. He is proud that his company has obtained such a hard-earned reputation in Perth:“We always strove to design, create and install the best artificial grass we are capable of. We committed long ago to environmental responsibility, too. We do the best we can to use as low a carbon footprint as possible”.Mr Everley continued, “The end result has been that, after more than 4,000 installations of Green Planet Grass, we have developed a reputation for quality and integrity. Companies and homeowners hire us now because they heard about us from a friend or colleague. We feel fortunate to have such great word of mouth advertising. At the same time, though, we’ve worked hard for it.”Green Planet Grass is an environmentally responsible artificial grass manufacturer in Perth. With manufacturing facilities located in WA, they provide synthetic grass for numerous uses, including hospital, industrial, sport and residential applications. To learn more, call 1300 792 642 or visit their website: http://www.greenplanetgrassperth.com.au/. Caring For Dried Flower Arrangements 2014-10-19T23:34:43Z caring-for-dried-flower-arrangements Dried flowers arrangements will give you pleasure for many months or even years as long as they are kept in favorable conditions. These tips from Flowers Today Melbourne will help you to preserve dried flower arrangements. They will tolerate excessive dampness in the atmosphere - they reabsorb moisture and soon go mouldy - and so steamy kitchens and bathroom are out of bounds to all but hardiest of seed heads. Strong light is the other enemy. Dried flowers look enchanting on a sunny window-sill catching every shaft of the sun. But the sun will soon draw out the colour from the flowers and fade them, pinks and blues alike, to a pale cream. For this reason it is advisable to place dried flower desings in a part of the room, that does not catch direct sunlight. If this happens to be a dark corner of the room, select flowers in pale colours - soft yellow, pinks and cream - that will show up well, and brightly.When in the fullness of time you may tire of a flower arrangement and feel in needs of change, or when you start lighting fires and make the fireplace display redundant, you can take the design apart and re-use the materials. Dismantle the arrangements carefully, stem by stem, and ruthlessly discard any faded or damaged flowers. Cut off any florets or leaves that have been squashed or broken and generally trim and tidy up stems. Store the remaining "good" flowers between tissues in a box, or standing upright in a container until you are ready to use them again.If a flower arrangements begins to look rather dusty and lacks its original personality , take it to an open window and vary gently, blow off the dust using a hair dryer on the coolest , slowest setting.  Appraise the arrangement, and replace any stem which have lost their colour. It might amount to only half a dozen new flowers, but this could make all the difference, prolonging the life of the arrangement fr several years to come.  Timber Decking Oil Becomes the Popular Option in Brisbane 2014-10-17T03:14:43Z timber-decking-oil-becomes-the-popular-option-in-brisbane Brisbane, QLD, 17 October 2014 - When it comes to finishing timber, one variety does not fit all. Different finishes are more appropriate for different applications. When it comes to timber decking, decking oil has become the decking finish of choice for many in the Brisbane area. Why Decking Oil is PopularDecking oil has properties and advantages that make it effective for protecting and finishing a deck. It is specifically created for outdoor applications and is readily absorbed into the timber. It acts as a filler and sealer that protects timber from fungi and dust. It also replaces the natural oil that tends to “bleed” out of timber over time, making it less likely dry out, crack or flake.Decking oil makes the surface of timber stronger by not only bonding to individual timber fibres, but connecting them. As opposed to finishes that cover or blanket timber, decking oil integrates itself into the timber and produces a stronger structure. How to Oil a DeckThe process of oiling a deck is simple, but must be followed and executed correctly for best results. The first stop is to clean the deck. Jack Kyle, owner of Narangba Timbers, a timber decking supplier in Brisbane, recommends using two cups of Napisan with a half bucket of warm water as a cleaner for a deck with an area of 5 sqm. The cleaning solution should be spread lightly on the deck with a stiff bristled decking brush and allowed to sit for fifteen minutes. Then, the deck should be scrubbed with the brush, wetting it in the solution as needed. The deck should be allowed to sit and dry for an average of two days. This not only allows drying but also allows old oils from the timber to bleed out.A decking oil is then applied with a soft-haired brush that is much like a paint brush. The oil can be easily spread and excess oil can be sponged up with the soft-haired brush. For a 5 sqm deck, five litres of decking oil is recommended. The oil is applied in two coats. The first coat ideally takes an hour to dry. The second coat is then applied and the deck is allowed to dry. The Finer PointsMr Kyle provided some advice for the finer points of applying the perfect finish to a deck. According to Mr Kyle:“If you execute the fundamentals correctly, you can have a beautiful deck. You can use tinted deck oil for colours or you can use natural timber grain and colour. We recommend using merbau, which is an orange-brown timber when it is cut. As it matures, it tends to redden a bit. Merbau is a beautiful timber; it looks so good that you won’t need to use tint in your decking oil.”Mr Kyle concluded: “Merbau and decking oil are a perfect combination.”Narangba Timbers is a timber supplier. They provide timber for decking, flooring and many other uses to the Brisbane area. To learn more about what Narangba Timbers has to offer or to use their decking calculator, call 1300 795 675 or visit their website: http://www.narangbatimbers.com.au/. Epson Launches EH-LS10000 3LCD Reflective Laser Projector 2014-10-16T21:45:29Z epson-launches-eh-ls10000-3lcd-reflective-laser-projector Epson, the best selling projector brand worldwide[1], has launched a revolutionary new home cinema projector, the EH-LS10000, with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. The new EH-LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector delivers stunning, crystal-clear images with up to 1,500 lumens of colour brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness[2], outstanding contrast and an advanced suite of calibration tools.   To see a video of the new Epson EH-LS10000 go to: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid970265169001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAFIvhCZk~,7xyzJ_9_m5FnwCbmlRlo0_Q34xu0Clo-&bctid=3768076496001   The new Epson EH-LS10000 will be demonstrated on the Westan stand in the Wool Room at this year’s Australian Audio & AV Show at the InterContinental Melbourne Rialto Hotel from 17-19 October.   Developed to meet the requirements of today’s most demanding home entertainment consumers, the EH-LS10000 projector provides home theatre designers with a state-of-the-art solution for creating unparalleled home theatre experiences.   Integrating advanced technology developed by Epson’s global research and development, this groundbreaking projector combines Epson's new 3LCD Reflective technology and a laser light source to deliver unprecedented Absolute Black contrast ratio and one of the industry’s largest colour gamuts for an engaging, immersive home cinema experience. The EH-LS10000 adds 4K Enhancement Technology[3] for unbelievable sharpness, clarity and detail, shifting each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution and surpass Full HD image quality without visible stair-stepping or pixel gaps.   Epson Australia General Manager for its Business Division Craig Heckenberg said, “Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective laser projector combines the most advanced projection technology we have ever developed. The result is a true-to-life theatre experience that meets the requirements of today’s discerning consumers. This new premium product sets an image quality and performance standard that, once experienced by our customers and partners, will make it very tough to consider anything else.”   With Epson’s innovative 3LCD Reflective system, enthusiasts can now ensure the images that filmmakers intended are the actual images that their customers see. The EH-LS10000 projector delivers Absolute Black contrast ratio that displays zero lumens during full-black scenes as well as improved pixel density and increased aperture ratio for smoother, film-like pictures. The EH-LS10000 also offers advanced projection features including Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D with Super Resolution and Detail Enhancement for sharp, rich images, exceptional frame interpolation capabilities, and Bright 3D Drive projection for greater brightness when viewing 3D content.   The projector is designed for installation convenience with 2.1x power zoom, power focus, lens shift up to +/-90 percent vertical and +/-40 percent horizontal, and lens position memory that can store up to 10 settings for standard 16:9 or 4:3 projection areas, and 2.35:1 wide cinema ratio. The laser light engine offers up to 30,000 hours of life[4] with rapid warm-up or cool down time for fast, worry-free, whisper quiet operation.   RRP for the new Epson EH-LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector is $8,999 inc. GST.   For more information on the new Epson EH-LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector go to: http://www.epson.com.au/products/projector/EH-LS10000.asp (note, this link will be live on the projector’s launch date – 17 October 2014)   Picture credit: The new Epson EH-LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector   More About the EH-LS10000 3LCD Reflective Laser Projectors •                4K Enhancement Technology3 for unbelievable sharpness, clarity and detail •                High colour brightness and high white brightness: 1500 lumens of colour brightness and 1500 lumens of white brightness •                Laser light source ensures high-speed contrast control and wider colour gamut with rapid warm-up and cool down: ◦                                  Instant Off® — content appears onscreen and turns off with virtually no wait ◦                                  High-speed contrast control for both bright and dark scenes ◦                                  Worry-free operation — up to 30,000 hours of use4 •                3LCD Reflective technology for improved pixel density, increased aperture ratio and fast performance for incredibly smooth, film-like picture quality •                Absolute Black contrast ratio delivers zero lumens during full-black scenes •                Super Resolution with Detail Enhancement and frame interpolation technology deliver a stunning viewing experience in Full HD 1080p 2D and 3D •                Superior image quality with ISF calibration tools and THX® Display Certification ensure accurate and exceptional performance, the way filmmakers intended •                Lens position memory to store up to 10 settings in the projector memory, including zoom and focus positions for standard 16:9 or 4:3 projection areas, and 2.35:1 wide cinema ratio •                Expansive colour space for broad colour reproduction with DCI and Adobe RGB modes •                Innovative cooling system featuring premium materials including thermal-conductive copper piping puts the EH-LS10000 among the quietest projectors in the industry   Availability and Support Epson EH-LS10000 projectors will be available from November through authorised Epson dealers and resellers. Each projector comes with Epson’s three-year limited warranty and industry leading service and support.   [1] Based upon Q1 2014 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research [2] Colour brightness (colour light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Colour light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118 [3] 4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840 x 2160 and surpass Full HD image quality. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 in 3D Mode. [4] 30,000 hours is the estimated projector life when used in ECO Mode. Actual hours may vary depending on usage environment. The projector comes with a three-year limited warranty, described in the warranty statement. For Stay at Home Parents, Working Out is Made Easier Than Ever 2014-10-16T03:30:35Z for-stay-at-home-parents-working-out-is-made-easier-than-ever Perth, WA, 16 October, 2014 - If you’re at home with the kids during the days, you needn’t forego your exercise routine, says Gym Manager Michelle Monks of Warwick Women’s Workout. Now, more than ever, it’s easy to combine caring for children and still managing to keep fit – all in the comfort of your home or neighbourhood. “The best thing you can do is to include your kids in your workouts,” Monks says. “If you have access to a park or outdoor play centre or even a large back yard, that offers a wealth of unlimited possibilities for parents and kids to enjoy healthy time together.”   Monks says even parents with babies and toddlers can benefit being together outdoors by utilising a chest harness, baby backpack carrier or one of the newfangled bike strollers that attach in the front or back of the bicycle. One can get a better workout this way, she says, due to the extra weight from baby, and therefore, burn more calories. On days where the weather is inclement, however, exercise options still abound. Exercise DVDs and instructional videos found on YouTube can keep a busy mum in shape in the comfort of her own home. “Even if you’ve found yourself with no time to do a structured workout, routine housework counts as physical activity,” says Monks. “It doesn’t matter if you’re lifting loads of laundry, sweeping, mopping or reaching high to dust shelves. It goes without saying, if you have stairs in your home, you’ll get a great workout going up and down the steps each day.“Setting your alarm for an early morning run before the kids rise can be beneficial in getting your day off to a good start – and you can concentrate on other things throughout the course of the day as well.”The staff at Warwick believe kids should be encouraged to learn fitness at an early age to set the stage for good habits later in life. Teaching children the connection between good health and physical activity is invaluable. “Even little things, like walking or biking to the shops instead of driving or occasionally taking the stairs instead of the elevator – it’s the small things they’ll notice,” Monks says. For women in the Perth area who feel the need to join a traditional fitness facility, Monks has good news. “We invite mothers to check out Warwick Women’s Workout, because not only is it a friendly community of like minded, health-oriented women, we also have a supervised crèche, called The Ark, for women with younger children,” says Monks. “You can work out without worry and your kids will be in capable hands!"The Centre also recently extended its weekday hours to accommodate its members' need for earlier or later hours.At Warwick Women’s Workout, a women exclusive fitness facility located in Perth, WA, the staff are glad to provide fitness and health tips. Get in touch with Michelle Monks and get on the road to better health. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.warwickwomensworkout.com.au or call them on (08) 9342 9028. Epson Displays Newly Launched, Cutting Edge EH-TW6600W Home Cinema 3LCD Projector and more at Australian Audio & AV Show 2014-10-15T03:21:09Z epson-displays-newly-launched-cutting-edge-eh-tw6600w-home-cinema-3lcd-projector-and-more-at-australian-audio-amp-av-show Epson Australia will be displaying its new, high-quality home cinema 3LCD projector, the EH-TW6600W, at the Australian Audio & AV Show in Melbourne. The projector boasts enhanced features and provides bright and colourful big-screen home entertainment.   The new EH-TW6600W home cinema projector ($2,949 inc. GST) is ideal for big-screen entertainment fans who want to watch the latest Full HD content, as well as newcomers to the home cinema market. This new high-quality, great value projector is perfect for home cinema, sports and gaming, offering all the features of a high-end projector at an affordable price. The 1080p projector delivers crisp, smooth lifelike images with superb brightness and 2D and 3D definition, while also achieving an equally high White and Colour Light Output, with seven accurate colour modes and auto colour optimiser. Easy to use and to install, with lens shift for comfortable set up in any room, even inexperienced users can enjoy their full benefits directly after purchase. Also available is a non-wireless model, the EH-TW6600 ($2,649 inc. GST).   More on the new EH-TW6600W: Wireless Full HD pictures The WirelessHD technology cuts out the need for HDMI cables between the projector and WiHD devices. Also, Epson's WiHD transmitter includes five HDMI inputs for maximum versatility.   Sharp and bright images The EH-TW6600W Full HD projector uses 3LCD technology and 2,500 lumens brightness with equally high White and Colour Light Output to ensure vivid colours with no rainbow effect, while the 70,000:1 contrast ratio delivers deep blacks and highly detailed images in dark scenes.   Easy positioning With wide vertical and horizontal lens shift, it's easy to position the EH-TW6600W off-centre to a screen, creating a precisely sized image, with no distortion or stretching. Combined with a 1.6x zoom lens and a compact design, it makes it incredibility simple to set up in any environment. Integrated 20W stereo speakers allow users to connect to any external system, while all audio can easily be sent to a sound system using dedicated outputs.   Advanced image technologies Able to convert 2D video to 3D for maximum versatility, the EH-TW6600W includes seven colour modes – including two especially for 3D – and two pairs of RF 3D glasses. By sensing the ambient light, the auto colour optimiser can automatically identify the best setting and Epson’s enhanced Super Resolution ensures both 2D and 3D video looks as sharp and crisp as possible.   For more information on the Epson EH-TW6600W go to: http://epson.com.au/products/projector/eh-tw6600w.asp   Also launching the week of the Australian Audio & AV Show will be Epson’s newEH-TW570 projector. The EH-TW570 provides the latest 720p HD-ready 3LCD technology to watch and play 2D and 3D content and is the brightest projector in Epson’s home cinema range with 3,000 lumens and equally high White & Colour Light Output. It has four colour modes, ensuring the highest quality projection in all ambiences, and two 3D colour modes. Its long-lasting lamp of 5,000 hours in normal mode and 6,000 hours in eco mode, means gamers, film enthusiasts and sports fans can enjoy their content for longer between replacements.   Also on display at the Australian Audio & AV Show alongside the new EH-TW6600W will be Epson’s EH-TW9200W and EH-TW5200 home theatre projectors.   The easy-to-use, wireless EH-TW9200W ($3,999 inc. GST) provides a true cinematic experience at home. With the ability to stream Full HD 1080p content in seconds thanks to Wireless HDMI, the images it produces are rich and real with 2,400 lumens of colour brightness and 2,400 lumens of white brightness. The EH-TW9200W also produces incredible detail as a result of a contrast ratio up to 600,000:1. With a simple setup, horizontal and vertical lens shift and 2.1x zoom the EH-TW9200W also boasts THX display certification for natural textures and a film-like movie experience.   Epson’s EH-TW5200 easily enables viewers to enjoy Full HD 1080p performance at home in 2D or 3D and at $1,149 inc. GST, represents excellent value for money. Images are always rich and brilliant with 2,000 lumens of colour brightness and 2,000 lumens of white brightness and images can be projected up to 300" on any wall or screen without distortion. With easy setup and built-in sound the EH-TW5200 is straightforward and simple to operate. That said the EH-TW5200 comes with two HDMI ports and MHL connectivity which turns the projector into a smart display, providing instant access to movies, videos and games from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. Home Renovation Firm in Perth Says: “DIY Home Renovations are Risky for Small Investors.” 2014-10-15T03:12:31Z home-renovation-firm-in-perth-says-diy-home-renovations-are-risky-for-small-investors Perth, WA, 15 October 2014 - A recent poll that appeared in Perth Now estimated that 46% of WA residents plan on renovating their homes. The proliferation of home renovation in Perth and WA as a business model has turned renovation into a competitive field. Numerous small investors are now using a business model that consists of buying homes available for low prices, renovating them to add value and selling them.However, this has caused problems for the average investor. While those with construction experience can complete DIY projects and sell their renovated homes for a profit, many who don’t have the know-how or experience in the field end up losing money due to projects going over budget and past deadlines.Recently, Craig Johns, Director of Next Level Extensions, a provider of home renovations in Perth, provided a guide for DIY renovators on his company’s blog. We present a summary of Mr Johns’ recommendations below.Start SmallBeginners often “bite off more than they can chew” by purchasing homes that need extensive structural renovation. This can derail the budding career of a renovator before it starts.Keep the Property Consistent with the Target MarketRenovations should be consistent with other homes in the area. For example, if the target market is young families or first home buyers, a $50,000 kitchen probably isn’t necessary.Know the NumbersAccurate valuation is important before and after renovating to assess the profit potential of a property. Quality Work over Low PriceMr Johns points out that many DIY renovators will offer work to the tradesmen or builders who bid the lowest. He recommends hiring only tradesmen or builders who have a history of prompt completion and high quality.Hire ProfessionalsMr Johns recommends that only those with professional experience in the building industry attempt DIY home renovations for profit. Due to the competitive nature of the home renovation for profit business model, the margin for error has decreased to unprecedented lows. Small mistakes can be magnified to a point where the investor loses money instead of making it. According to Mr Johns, “Do it yourself home renovation is a lot of work. Whether you do some of the work yourself or act as a project manager, there is still a lot to worry about and a lot to put together to make a project work. Failure to pay attention to any of many small details can result in a huge financial loss.”Mr Johns concluded, “When you hire a professional firm with a track record of success such as Next Level Extensions, it may cost more, but you will profit more, too. You will know the costs before the project even begins. You don’t even have to worry about costs or deadlines. You just set it and forget it.”Next Level Extensions is a home renovation and home extension provider in Perth. They combine high quality with timely completion and reasonable prices. They are a full service provider, from design to the smallest finishing details. To learn more or for a consultation, call 1300 948 094 or visit their website: http://www.nextlevelextensions.com.au/. Green Planet Grass Installs Match Cricket Wicket in East Fremantle 2014-10-15T02:43:31Z green-planet-grass-installs-match-cricket-wicket-in-east-fremantle Perth, WA, 15 October 2014 - Recently, Green Planet Grass installed the match cricket wicket at Preston Point Reserve in the Town of East Fremantle. Green Planet Grass had previously installed wickets for the Town of East Fremantle as well as several southern suburbs including Thornlie and Baldivis. We were delighted that once again the Town of East Fremantle chose Green Planet Grass to install an artificial grass cricket wicket.The Town of Fremantle had the same problems that many other facilities in the Perth area do. Their natural grass playing surface suffered from degradation due to weather, play and lack of water. The Town of Fremantle, like many Perth suburbs, is under severe watering restrictions during dry months. As a result, it is difficult to water the surface enough to properly maintain it in the hot Perth sun. In addition, the nature of cricket, where people run fast and change directions, is tough on natural grass. The end result is a wicket with too many brown patches. This can cause bad bounces and can even be dangerous to players under certain conditions.The Green Planet Grass SolutionEnter Green Planet Grass, who have provided solutions for over 4,000 sport teams, sport venues, homeowners, schools and business owners. Artificial grass is an effective solution for so many different applications around Perth for many reasons. It doesn’t require watering, mowing, replanting, weeding or insecticides. Not only does this save a lot of labour hours for sport, school and industrial applications, it removes the need for expensive lawn equipment, petrol and other chemicals involved in maintaining a natural grass surface.The most-cited benefit is that Green Planet Grass is perfect, 365 days a year. It is green, lush and unchanged by heavy foot traffic or extreme summer heat. For sport applications, there is a huge added bonus: it retains perfect playing characteristics 365 days a year. Artificial grass surfaces can now be “tweaked” to provide virtually the same playing conditions as a perfect natural grass surface, but without the imperfections and “bad bounces.”Justin Everley, Director of Green Planet Grass, is proud of the installation and the results:“We are proud of the cricket wicket installation in East Fremantle. We always enjoy sport installations because we enjoy all sports. We have worked very hard to make our sport surfaces play as close to natural grass as possible”.Mr Everley continued, “This was a great job to be awarded as we have installed other cricket wickets in the area and it was nice to keep that relationship in full swing. We are proud to have provided a solution for the Town of East Fremantle.”Mr Everley concluded, “They now have a wicket that will give them years of perfect performance. We are glad we could help.”Green Planet Grass proudly bears the Australian Made and Owned logo, with manufacturing facilities in WA. They manufacture and install environmentally responsible artificial grass for commercial, sport, industrial and residential applications. To learn more, call (08) 9209 2669 or visit their website: http://www.greenplanetgrass.com.au/. Growing and Knowing Lavender 2014-10-15T00:59:19Z growing-and-knowing-lavender Explore lavenders with the ebook- Growing and Knowing Lavenders. You may think of lavender and think of the beautiful scented purple flower on a bushy shrub grown in a traditional cottage garden, this ebook helps you to discover the other varieties of lavenders that you may not have ever knows about. There are so many beautiful species and cultivars of lavenders that you may have never discovered before. White, dark pinks, small intricate flowers- they are amazing! Lavender is perhaps one of the most popular herbs grown worldwide. Ensuring the ideal growing conditions will provide you with healthy and flourishing plants- this ebook will help you get the most out of your lavenders. Thousands of acres of lavender are grown commercially, particularly in Europe, for lavender oil which is mainly used in cosmetics and soaps. The plants are ideal for hedges, garden shrubs and topiary. Dried flowers are used in potpourri, sachets, sand other crafts. Dried flowers are also sometimes used in cooking (e.g. to flavour bread or biscuits). Written by John Mason, this ebook is 117 pages of wonderfully illustrated pages that explain the different lavenders, different names and ideal growing conditions. This ebook also looks at uses for lavender in the garden, home and even business opportunities.Available from our online bookshop now: http://www.acsbookshop.com/product-growing-knowing-lavender-pdf-ebook-5942.aspx 2015 Earlybird Sale Now On! 2014-10-15T00:39:02Z 2015-earlybird-sale-now-on-1 DriveAway Holidays has just launched its biggest ever Earlybird Sale for 2015. Car hire deals include up to 15% off rentals in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the USA; up to 10% off rentals in Ireland and Greece; alongside other options such as FREE upgrades, FREE GPS hire and FREE 2nd driver options. Deals are valid for rentals between April and October 2015, if not longer. Most deals have a book and pay by date of 28 February 2015 unless otherwise specified on DriveAway’s website. Get off the beaten track with one of DriveAway’s motorhome Earlybird deals such as up to 15% off rentals in the USA and Canada, 12% in France and 5% in Ireland. 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Get off the beaten track with one of DriveAway’s motorhome Earlybird deals with savings such as up to 15% off rentals in the USA and Canada, 12% in France and 5% in Ireland. For UK motorhome rentals, take advantage of a FREE Dover to Calais return ferry crossing, European insurance cover, additional driver option and GPS rental – turning a UK self-drive holiday into a European experience as well! Drive Europe in style through 30 European countries with the Peugeot Leasing Earlybird for longer durations of between 21 and 175 days. Take advantage of up to 9 FREE days with the Peugeot 3008, 5008, 508 and 508 station wagon and 7 FREE days on all other vehicles for leases in 2015. Previous clients who have leased a Peugeot since 2005 can qualify for an additional 5 BONUS days when booking and paying by 10 November 2014. Collect and return within France for no additional fees or within Europe with a 50% discount off delivery and return fees, just book & pay by 28 February. Vehicles are brand new, tax free and come with full factory warranty, vehicle insurance with nil excess, unlimited kilometres, 24 hour assistance and additional driver options. So take the road to freedom in 2015 - grab an Earlybird deal and save! Call DriveAway Holidays on 1300 363 500 or visit www.driveaway.com.au for full details. MYOB launches the #spruik – a new promotional tool for Australian small businesses in social media 2014-10-15T00:27:59Z myob-launches-the-spruik-a-new-promotional-tool-for-australian-small-businesses-in-social-media As part of its new ‘Love your work’ brand campaign, MYOB is launching a whole new way for Australian small businesses to promote themselves online. It’s called a #spruik. Businesses simply take a photo containing a simple handwritten message to promote themselves - tagged with the #spruik hashtag, and upload it on MYOB’s loveyourwork.com site. The site not only helps businesses share their #spruik into other social media platforms – it puts them in the running to win one of four promotional packages from MYOB, each worth $25,000. Plus 25 runners-up prizes of $1000 business grants for the most creative #spruiks. Businesses can #spruik about their unique passion, product, service or story, and there is no limit to the number of times businesses can enter and go on to share their #spruiks with their customers and friends. The prize includes a professionally made film that can be adapted into local cinema advertising, and the promotion is being run in support of MYOB’s position as Gold Partner of the Amex ‘Shop Small’ movement, which is running nationally throughout November. With small businesses playing a huge role in driving the Australian economy, MYOB is committed to finding the biggest possible platform to say ‘Love your work’ to each and every local business, by hosting and sharing their #spruik messages across social media. CEO of MYOB, Tim Reed says “Business owners tell us that spreading the word and finding new customers on a limited marketing budget is one of the biggest challenges they face. We hope this campaign enables them to do that, and have a bit of fun in the process.” MYOB’s ‘Love your work’ #spruik promotion opens at 9am 15 October AEDST and ends at 5pm AEDST on 30 November 2014. -ENDS- About MYOB Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia’s leading accounting software provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, websites, job costing, practice management, inventory and more. 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