The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2014-04-15T08:44:54Z Australian Elite Soccer/Football Academy and Sports Camps Australia team up to bring the best of football to the schools kids of Sydney. 2014-04-15T08:44:54Z australian-elite-soccer-football-academy-and-sports-camps-australia-team-up-to-bring-the-best-of-football-to-the-schools-kids-of-sydney George Lazarou, the founding Football Director of AESFA, and his exceptionally experienced team of coaching staff, have created an exciting football opportunity these school holidays.   Lazarou, a vastly experienced player and coach both nationally and internationally, is joined by Adamos Pierettis and Perry Moustakis, both who boast international playing and coaching careers at the elite level. Each is heading up three football camps in three different locations these school holidays: Sydney Olympic Park, Punchbowl Boys High School and Strathfield Golden Goal complex. The camps span 4 days and are being held from the 14th to the 17th April during Term 1 school break. Players of all ability levels are welcome and sessions include activities to improve coordination, agility, close ball control, skills, technique, game awareness and small-sided games. Those looking for an opportunity to really improve their football skills and playing ability while having fun, this is for you! AESFA places particular focus on junior development, assisting players at all levels through the use of structured development programs, and this camp will be no different. Sports Camps Australia has joined with George and the team at AESFA to make the conduct of the camps possible by providing all registration and administrative support. This means AESFA can get on with what they best, which is coaching and improving young enthusiastic football players! Campers, parents, and coaches interested in finding out more the camps can visit or call 1-800-753-127 Notes: Sports Camps Australia (SCA) is partnered by US Sports Camps, Nike and the Healthy Kids Association and are bringing camps in over 12 sports to the Australian market in an effort to get kids active and healthy. SCA teams up with the country's best coaches and clubs to direct camps and provides them with valuable administrative and marketing support.   Australia Elite Soccer/Football Academy (AESFA) provides football players in Australia, the opportunity to train within an environment that is on par with the top academies in leading football nations such as America, England, Spain, Brazil and Germany. It has a particular focus on junior development and is committed to the growth of the round ball game. Sports Camps Australia is Off to a Flying Start! 2014-04-15T08:36:37Z sports-camps-australia-is-off-to-a-flying-start Sports Camps Australia (SCA), partnered by US Sports Camps, Nike and the Healthy Kids Association are bringing camps in over 12 sports to the Australian market in an effort to get kids active and healthy. Sports Camps Australia (SCA) was founded in late 2013 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. SCA have partnered with US Sports Camps, the largest and most successful sports camps operators in the United States who are responsible for the widely successful NIKE Sports Camps program in the United States.  Chief Executive Officer of US Sports, Mr Charlie Hoeveler said of their Australian partner, ‘Australia is known around the world for its passion and participation in sports of every kind. The SCA team have the skills, knowledge and passion to bring this opportunity to the children of Australia and we are confident thatSports Camps Australia will be a huge success in such a sporting nation.’ SCA teams up with the country's best coaches and clubs to direct camps and provides them with valuable administrative and marketing support.  Its new website is a one stop shop where you are able to find out what camps are being held nationally in 12 or more different sports, what the program for the camps is, how much it will cost, where and when it will be held, and how to sign up immediately! Having just officially opened for business in late January, SCA is offering camps in football, futsal, horse polo, biking, and tennis, with many more camps looking to sign up for the April school break. The company’s mission is getting kids active and healthy while at the same time helping to promote the sporting clubs and associations of Australia. Sports Camps Australia aims to be the premier sporting camp company in Australia and with heavyweight partners such as NIKE, HEAD and US Sports Camps, its already got some major runs on the board and significant support. Its ethos of healthy kids are active and educated kids is also in line with the Australian Governments push to reduce child obesity. The Healthy Kids Association has become an official supporter of SCA to further promote and endorse this message.   Healthy Kids Association is a non-profit health promotion charity based in Sydney, Australia. Their mission is to promote and influence healthy food choices for children. Healthy Kids gets its message out there by partnering with food companies, sports programs or other organisations to deliver healthy-eating messages through their channels.  Jillian Lewis, Communication Manager at Healthy Kids said of the partnership, ‘Sports Camps Australia was a natural fit with the initiative and together they will aim to educate and encourage Australian children of today to make the right choices in both what they do and what they eat!’ With an ever growing list of camps, in a range of places, and in a variety of sports on offer, its now time for the kids of Australia to get on to the Sports Camps Australia website and sign up for the camp that best suits them. Mr Sandon Stolle, Co-Director and founder of SCA said, ‘We are excited to be working with coaches and children all over Australia to promote a love of fitness, sport and healthy living.’ Campers, parents, and coaches interested in finding out more about SCA can visit or call 1-800-753-127 Myionu Launches TrueView - Ultra Fast GPS Tracking 2014-04-14T07:57:54Z myionu-launches-trueview-ultra-fast-gps-tracking GPS Tracking Service Provider Myionu announced the launch of its brand new service called TrueView. Myionu TrueView provides vehicle telemetry updates every Second reporting back their web based portal which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Along with the location of the vehicle, TrueView will deliver fuel usage based on manufactures consumption figures, vehicle speed and heading along with range of driver behaviour data including harsh breaking and excessive acceleration.     Paul Delaney GM of Myionu said “The TrueView service has been developed following an increased customer demand for even more detail than our current 1 minute and turn by turn packages”. Delaney continues “We see TrueView as a natural evolution in vehicle tracking. TrueView is available on the Telstra Next G network at $49 Inc. GST per month including unlimited access and data costs” Myionu customers can view the real-time data in a map format using Google as well seeing overview using a trip simulator which allows users to “fly “above the route at around 100 meters off the ground.   With so much data available Myionu TrueView is supported with a comprehensive range of management reporting along with rules based alerting platform.   For more information visit Mould Control Tips for Homeowners 2014-04-14T07:13:42Z mould-control-tips-for-homeowners Mould is not a plant, but a member of the fungi kingdom. Like some mosses and ferns, mould generates seed-like reproductive spores that are designed to move in air freely. These mould spores exist indoors as well as outdoors. Mould health problems Mould can cause a host of health problems if left alone. It can cause sinus infections, repository problems such as allergy (itchy eyes, runny nose, coughing, sneezing) as well as asthma problems in asthmatics. It’s also known for mould to cause skin rashes, and in rare cases flu like organic toxic dust syndrome. Toxic mould causes serious toxic reactions if eaten. Tricoderma, Fusarium, Mamnonellia, some species of Penicillium, and Aspergillus, and Stachybotrys has not yet been proven to cause toxic reactions when breathed in at the levels found in residential and office settings. So how do you protect your home against mould? Homeowner Tips ·         When noticing plumbing or roof leaks inside, respond immediately. If wet areas are dried within 24-48 hours, mould growth can be usually halted and restricted. ·         1. Air conditioner drip pans should be kept clean at all times and drain lines free. Mould growth behind, in or near your AC can be very dangerous as it can be blown into your atmosphere via the AC ducts. ·       2.   If you live in a humid climate, ensure you keep all doors and windows closed. ·       3.   If you notice moisture growth or condensation on walls, pipes, air conditioners or ducts, act straight away. Dry the moist area and decrease the humidity level. ·        4.  Dryers in the laundry should have an outlet outside so condensation doesn't grow inside the house. Renter Tips When renting, it’s your right to live in a safe environment. When you spot moisture problems or plumbing leaks report it instantly to your property manager or Strata. Hunt for moisture and mould growth at home or the office. If you do find some, don’t attempt to remove it or clean it yourself. Hire a professional for inspection, assessment, testing, and recommendations. Disclaimer: These mould tips are helpful tips and not in any way the final answer or a cure for mould removal. Before you act, have a mould test and inspection conducted by a trained and certified mould inspector if you suspect problems. Visit the Deluxe Products website for more information.  How to Maintain your Sauna For Better Useage 2014-04-14T07:11:03Z how-to-maintain-your-sauna-for-better-useage Many years ago, the Finnish discovered that pouring water over heated rocks in an enclosed room created a dry, hot heat. This is where the sauna was born. Nowadays, you see saunas everywhere, from resorts, spas and even in the home. With their many health advantages, saunas have become a natural way of helping treat a range of medical conditions. With very minimal maintenance you can keep your sauna looking great. STEP 1: Do not paint, varnish or stain the interior portions with normal paint or varnish. The wood needs to breathe. Artificial finishes can create a much hotter surface on the wood, creating fumes from the wood treatment, and take away some of the “softness” of the heat and steam penetrating the wood. STEP 2: Keep a hand brush near the sauna door. The last person out dips the brush into a bucket of water, and does a quick scrubbing on the benches, walls, backrests, etc. This 30-second ritual will prevent the need to use anything stronger than clan water on the wood portions. STEP 3: After you are finished using your sauna, and cleaning it, prop the duckboards off the floor. Leave the sauna door open to air it out. The heat remaining in the rocks and wood will dry the sauna completely. It can even dry the shower area down, if it is adjacent to the sauna room. STEP 4: If you get some dirt or sweat stains developing use a hand brush, but ensure to use warm water with mild detergent. To get the benches looking like new, lightly sand your benches about once a year. It will whiten them to a “like new” condition. If you should happen to have mold develop anywhere clean with bleach. STEP 5: Depending on how frequently you use your sauna, occasionally wet-mop the floor, with a liquid deodorizing cleaner. With these simple maintenance tips your sauna will stay inviting, fresh and enjoyable to use.  STEP 6:  For all the outdoor saunas, it’s best to put it under cover when the item is not in use. The wood could crack under dramatic temperature difference or strong sun light.   Disclaimer: The above is a general guide. Maintain your sauna at your own risk. Visit Many years ago, the Finnish discovered that pouring water over heated rocks in an enclosed room created a dry, hot heat. This is where the sauna was born. Nowadays, you see saunas everywhere, from resorts, spas and even in the home. With their many health advantages, saunas have become a natural way of helping treat a range of medical conditions.  For more information, visit the Deluxe Products website. How to Eliminate Stains at home 2014-04-14T07:08:34Z how-to-eliminate-stains-at-home Stains are simply a part of life. It’s almost impossible to avoid them. Although some stains such as clothing stains can be stubborn, they can be removed quickly if acted on quickly. The sooner you get to the stain, the more likely you are to get it out. Here are some tips on removing stubborn stains from your clothes and home. Blot and Scoop When you spill liquid of any sort, blot it with a cloth. Work from the outside in so you don't spread the stain. When solid liquids such as sauce is spilt, scoop it up with a dull-edged knife before blotting away the excess. Sprinkle and Dab Sprinkle any oily stains with cornstarch. Wait 10 to 15 minutes and then scrape it off. Don’t rub or press stains. Dab it with cool water. This will lighten most spots and remove others altogether. How to Whiten With Lemon Lemon has many properties that make it a powerful, natural cleaner. Lemons can actually whiten napkins, linens and even socks. Fill a pot with water and add a few slices of fresh lemon. Bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat, add linens (make sure you don’t overload the saucepan), and let soak for up to an hour. Launder as usual. For extra brightening, spread them out in the sunlight to dry.   How to Launder With Baking Soda Baking soda is an effective cleaner, deodorizer, and fabric softener for the home. To make your own power paste, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and an equal amount of water. Apply this to stains to absorb odour and break down grease. How to Launder With White Vinegar Naturally acidic, white vinegar cuts grease, softens water, and whitens fabrics when added to the rinse water. Depending on the size of the load, add anywhere from 1/8 cup to 1/2 cup. How to Eliminate Static Cling Having static in your clothes is very annoying so follow this tip to remove static you’re your clothes. Remove clothes from the dryer while slightly damp and allow to air dry. Humidifiers are inexpensive and can cut down on electrical charges by putting moisture into the air. If your clothes are clinging to you with static, mist the air with water from a spray bottle, then walk through it to discharge the static. Antistatic spray coats the surface of the fabric with salts that absorb moisture in the air. Dryer sheets also help inhibit static, better than fabric softeners. How to Wash Baby Clothes When you bring your newborn home from the hospital, it’s important to know how to properly clean their clothes as harsh detergents can irritate newborn skin. Soaps such as Lux are made to leave fabric soft, and they contain little additives that can cause irritation. But they are less alkaline than detergents so they don't have strong cleaning properties. This means you might have to live with a few stains, especially in the early months. When treating stains, use the mildest product to do the job. For more information, visit ART,FASHION and TECHNOLOGIES. 2014-04-11T23:18:34Z art-fashion-and-technologies Drj Mathieu, the French creator, couturier of the years 1980/1990 emigrated in 1993 to a fantastic, optimistic and creative country: Australia.In 2003, in Sydney, drj launched his brand: drj mathieu. In 2013, he opened his own Gallery Online:  to sell his artworks ( Giclee Prints, limited edition of 35 only ). As these are the highest standard of prints and with drj's history as a professional designer, creator of new forms, using news technologies. This should interest Galleries, Museums, Curators and Collectors. Today, drj mathieu propose a 30% reduction on all his artwork collections.  With the sales of his Online Gallery he will create a new Fashion collection for young peoples. Now, you have the opportunity to help him by buying artwork from his website or by a donation. Please, see the website, thank you.     Launch of a new guide book about the stories behind the Sydney Writers Walk at Sydney Cove 2014-04-11T05:36:22Z launch-of-a-new-guide-book-about-the-stories-behind-the-sydney-writers-walk-at-sydney-cove Sydney Writer’s Walk Honoured in Pros Friday 11 April 2014, Sydney NSW – The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove today announced the launch of a new book that reveals the man stories behind the Sydney Writers Walk. Written by Roger Cherry, “Sydney Cove Writers Walk Plaques – The Guide” has been timed to coincide with the upcoming International Rotary Convention, which is expected to attract over 18,000 visitors to Sydney from 1-4 June, 2014. A distinctive feature of the Sydney Cove foreshore, the Writers Walk comprises a series of 60 large brass plaques located around Circular Quay between the Opera House and the International Passenger Terminal. Each plaque commemorates the life and works of a prominent writer who has influenced the Australian literary scene, including such luminaries as Dorothea Mackellar, Manning Clarke, Banjo Paterson and P.L. Travers. Cherry began researching the plaques out of personal interest and said he decided to write the book to share what he learned. “I first noticed the plaques while wandering around the Quay after attending a performance at the Opera House and was curious about the stories behind the tributes. Once I began researching the different authors, I was fascinated by what I discovered and the book developed from there,” he explained. Originally launched with 49 plaques in February 1991 by the then Minister for the Arts, Peter Collins, the Walk was extended with an additional 11 plaques in 2011. The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove plans to promote the book during the upcoming Rotary International Convention, with all sales from the book going to support the Club’s various initiatives and causes, including projects to feed the homeless, support sick children and disadvantaged youth, eradicate polio and bridge the digital divide. Club President, Jeremy Wright, said the book was an opportunity to provide a deeper insight into one of the lesser known attractions of Sydney Cove at a time when Sydney is about to receive a significant influx of tourists for the Rotary International Convention. “With thousands of Rotarians and guests about to visit Sydney for the International Convention, we hope to use Roger’s book to raise awareness of the Writers Walk while also raising money for our important charity work,” he said. The book’s cover features an original painting of Sydney Harbour by renowned local artist, Ken Done, who donated the artwork to the Club in recognition of its many contributions to the community. The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove was established in 1988 with the common goal of giving back to the community in which we live and work. With over 90 members, the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove is one of Sydney’s largest and most active clubs, supporting 30 community service projects including: working with the homeless, disaster relief, assisting organisations caring for the disabled, youth leadership programs, providing education resources support, international scholarships and the support of local charities. The Club meets every Friday morning from 7.15-8.45am on the Captain Cook Cruise boat moored at Pier 6 on Circular Quay. For more information contact Alex Allwood | ###   Full-bodied wines expected from 2014 Mount Barker vintage 2014-04-10T16:45:12Z full-bodied-wines-expected-from-2014-mount-barker-vintage After near perfect growing conditions, full-flavoured, intense wines are expected from the 2014 Mount Barker wine region vintage. Growing conditions have been ideal with mild temperature without heat spikes, cool night-time temperatures, and low rainfall recorded. Some Mount Barker wineries have finished picking while others are in their final week, according to Mt Barker Wine Producers Association president and Galafrey chief executive officer Kim Tyrer. Yields appear to be mixed across the region, with some producers experiencing lower yields, with others showing yields up between 5-10 per cent. “Galafrey is a dry grown vineyard, so the drier than normal conditions have resulted in lower yields in some varieties, particularly the reds, but the flavours are awesome,” Ms Tyrer said. “We have produced some quality fruit which in turn produces a quality product in which to showcase Mount Barker.” Plantagenet Wines winemaker Cath Oates said it had been an excellent vintage with good settled weather conditions without peaks of high temperatures, and consistently cool nights which had produced high acidity in the fruit. “I am happy with what we have in the tank. Crops looked to be about normal but with smaller berries which have produced good flavours and colour; I expect wines with intense, concentrated flavours,” Ms Oates said. “I am particularly happy with our Riesling which at this stage is very aromatic with strong floral notes. So it will be exciting to see how that progresses.” West Cape Howe Wines winemaker Gavin Berry said it had been a great season for them with rainfall in September coming at a critical time. “The rain in September-October set us up for a good season – it helped our vines establish a good canopy. The analysis looks like we have great fruit flavours coming through, there has been no disease pressure and the fruit has been allowed to ripen in a consistent manner,” Mr Berry said. “We are just finishing picking our reds, but all in all I don’t think we could have asked for a better season.” The Mount Barker wine region is located about three (3) hours south of Perth, and produces around 37% of wine grapes grown in WA making it one of Australia's largest regions. The climate in the region during growing season offers warm and sunny days providing important sunlight availability and excellent fruit ripening conditions, while the cool nights enhance and retain acidity. Producers in the region include: Plantagenet Wines, Arcadia Wines, Galafrey Wines, West Cape Howe Wines, Chatsfield Wines, Clouds Estate Wines, Hawkers Ridge Wines, Gilberts Wines and Cafe, Poachers Ridge Wines, 3 Drops Wines, Windrush Wines and Vineyard Cafe. For more information contact Mount Barker Wine Producers Association president Kim Tyrer on 0418 941 551 or go to The Brother ScanNCut Machine Wins Two Prestigious Awards 2014-04-07T23:53:48Z the-brother-scanncut-machine-wins-two-prestigious-awards      CM110 (Retail model)    CM550DX (Dealer model)Sydney, Australia - 07 April 2014 –Brother Australia is proud to announce that the recently launched ScanNCut; the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner, has won two of the most prestigious awards in the crafting and technology industries. After three weeks of deliberations in North America and Europe, five judges from the industry research firm Envisioneering selected Brother’s ScanNCut as a winner of the Innovation & Design Award from more than 120 companies that launched new products during ShowStoppers at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Maintaining a winning momentum, ScanNCut was unanimously voted the #1 Most Creative Item the same week at the Craft & Hobby Mega Show in Anaheim by the Board of Directors of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). Laura Penuela, Marketing Manager, Home Sewing Machines at Brother International Australia said “We are extremely honoured to be recognised with such important awards in the crafting and technology industries. ScanNCut is truly revolutionising the traditional electronic cutting machines market, since the Australian launch in December last year, ScanNCut has positioned itself as an indispensable tool for crafters and scrapbookers”.   ScanNCut sets the stage for ground-breaking technology in the crafting industry. The first of its kind with a built-in 300 DPI scanner, gives crafters the ability to scan anything they see, including clip art, save it to the machines memory to create endless cut designs—all without using a computer or having to purchase a single cartridge. ScanNCut has raised the bar for electronic cutting machines. With up to 840 built-in designs, including quilt and appliqué patterns, and a scanning area almost 12 inches wide, the possibilities of creating your most far-reaching designs and preserving moments in time are closer than ever before. Want to remember the first word your child wrote, scan it in, cut it out and create a keepsake forever. Attendees at both CES and CHA were all the rave about the ScanNCut from Brother as they felt their creative juices flowing with bold and unique ideas. “I didn’t think I could scan clip art and it would cut the data with such precision,” said Liz Hicks, an expert industry crafter in the US. Kacia Hosmer, the designer behind Coconut Robot was equally thrilled and impressed and stated, “ScanNCut even calculates a seam allowance for quilt blocks. It really is the must-have tool for quilters!” Reaching for the clouds, Brother raised the bar even higher with ScanNCut Canvas, a free cloud-based web application allowing designers to take their work to another level, creating original cut drawing data and converting SVG files to a format compatible with ScanNCut. Now, it’s easier than ever before to transfer files through the ScanNCut memory stick port. Never lose another document or cherished family photo again—just use ScanNCut as your own personal home scanner. As ScanNCut is recognised as the #1 Most Creative Item by the Craft & Hobby Association and selected a winner of the prestigious Innovation & Design award, Brother Australia continues to set the standard for creative innovation and ground-breaking technology. The new Brother ScanNCut home and hobby cutting machine is available at Spotlight, Lincraft, Brother Home Sewing Machines Authorised Dealers and selected Craft & Hobby outlets. To see the ScanNCut machine in action click here. For more information about the extensive Brother product line, visit To find Brother Australia on Facebook, visit the 2014 International CES The 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, was held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas. Brother products were displayed in Booth 70925 at the Venetian Hotel in the Fashionwear area. In addition to its booth, Brother displayed ScanNCut at ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 on January 7 in the Lafite Ballroom of the Wynn Hotel from 6-10 p.m.About Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is an international non-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products worldwide in the U.S. craft and hobby industry. For more information about CHA, membership or its award-winning CHA Conference & Trade Show, visit the Brother ScanNCut Machine  The new award winning Brother ScanNCut home and hobby cutting machine allows consumers to: •    See it – See it in a magazine? Online? In your mind? Have a favourite photo? Then pull it out, print it or sketch it •    Scan it – Then, scan in those photos, printouts or sketches with the 300 DPI built-in scanner •    Cut it – Choose your material – paper, fabric, vinyl – press a button, then cut it perfectly! •    Create it – Showcase your beautifully cut designs throughout your favourite projects Other exciting features you will admire about the ScanNCut include:Variety of Built-In Designs, Quilt Patterns and Fonts. Basic shapes, intricate designs, borders, quilt patterns, fonts and more are all available on the easy-to-use colour LCD touch screen display. Simply select a design, and then have it cut out on your material of choice. For even more variety in your creations, combine built-in designs or scan an image to create a one-of-a-kind design.Direct Cut. Single Pass…See it, Cut it! No more fussy cutting! Relax, and let the ScanNCut do the work for you. With just a few simple steps, the ScanNCut machine will scan your material, create the outline cuts, and allow you to select your design straight from the surface to cut out. This revolutionary feature will eliminate the hassle of hand-cutting designs from your favourite papers and fabrics!Scan-to-Cut-Data. Scan and convert to cut data. Using the technology of the 300 DPI smart scanner, scan in your design and save it as a cut or draw file for use. The ScanNCut will create cut lines automatically, and then within minutes, hand drawn elements can grace the pages of your art work as a cut element or drawing with the assistance of the pen draw feature.Fabric Cut. Yes, it can cut fabric, easily! Cut precise fabric shapes with ease! Pairing the erasable draw function with cutting, this machine offers the unique feature of drawing your seam allowance, and provides precise sewing guidelines – making sewing, quilting and appliqué projects easier to create.Pen Draw. Creative Embellishment. Have you ever dreamt about adding custom drawings to your crafting projects? The ScanNCut gives you the ability to change your cut file – whether it’s from a previously scanned image or a built-in design, and replicate the design into a drawing in virtually seconds! With six drawing pens and two erasable pens, you can now take all your sewing and crafting projects to the next level. The ScanNCut machine is available in two models – the CM110 and the CM550DX. Both machines include a variety of accessories which crafters and home hobbyists will find indispensable for all of their projects. Accessories and specifications vary by model. For more information about the Brother ScanNCut click here.About Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd With over 100 years in operation, Brother International is a leading global manufacturer of laser printers, label printers, Multi-Function Centres®, fax machines, P-touch electronic labellers, typewriters and sewing machines. A specialist in its product lines, Brother combines customer satisfaction and comprehensive measures for environmental conservation, to manufacture innovative, reliable and practical products to enhance the consumer's lifestyle. Brother Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. Brother Australia was established in 1977, with a head office located in Sydney and State offices located in Brisbane and Melbourne.Brother Earth Brother Earth is Brother’s commitment to play a part in building a society with better sustainable development. By clicking on the Brother Earth site you can determine how funds are allocated and play a part in contributing to a variety of global environmental protection activities.  Visit     A Well-Designed Pull-Up Banner Saves the Day 2014-04-07T04:07:07Z a-well-designed-pull-up-banner-saves-the-day Perth, WA, 7 April 2014 - You have probably seen them on beaches, sidewalks, or trade show floors. They often function as a de facto business sign for a new or small business. They are called “pull-up banners.” In a recent blog post, ImagePak Marketing, a Perth firm that offers customised pull up banners recently provided tips for maximising their impact. Pull-up banners are considered a niche item by many, but they provide many benefits for those who use them. A pull-up banner can act as a temporary business sign for a new business or they can become a travelling business sign for an established business. They have become ubiquitous at trade shows and are almost a requirement in many industries. Pull-up banners are popular because they are inexpensive and portable while providing the benefits of expensive business signs. But, according to Scott Eaton, owner of ImagePak Marketing, it is crucial that pull-up banners are designed correctly. According to Mr Eaton, “At its best, a pull-up banner provides an inexpensive but professional solution for businesses who need signage but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. However, it is important to get the design right the first time. If it doesn’t look professional, you aren’t doing yourself or your business any favours.”Tips for Professional Pull-Up Banner DesignIn a recent blog post, Mr Eaton provided tips for designing a banner for maximum performance. He listed the message being conveyed as the most important factor. Professionalism and eye-catching graphics catch the eye, but it is the job of the message to keep the customer’s attention. The headline is an important part of the message because it is what the customer reads first. Mr Eaton recommends that those who are trying to compose a message and headline for their business observe what other businesses are doing and gauge their effectiveness. Mr Eaton also recommends listing the most important benefit or benefits of a product or service on a banner. The last part of the content should be the call to action. This is important because it gives the customer the opportunity to purchase or find out more about the product or service being promoted with the banner. Maximising ResultsAccording to Mr Eaton, a lot goes into creating an effective banner campaign: “Not only does the banner design need to be professional and well-executed, but it has to be well-conceived, too. There are a lot of factors that come into play, such as the target audience and the projected use for the banner. Is it going to be used in a trade show? Is it going to promote a service on the beach? A perfect banner has to fit in with the theme of the environment while standing out visually.”Mr Eaton continued, “In addition, you have to know who your target market is and make the banner attractive to them. If your market is a demographic such as young people or the elderly, it is very easy to get a handle on what they will be attracted to and what they won’t.”Mr Eaton concluded, “A pull-up banner can bring a lot of money into your business. but only if it’s done right.”ImagePak Marketing provides a series of personalised promotional products in the Perth area. They offer many promotional items from small giveaways to branded apparel to signs and banners. For more information, please call (08) 92444 111 or visit their website: Tai Chi Offers A Wealth of Health Benefits 2014-04-07T02:27:58Z tai-chi-offers-a-wealth-of-health-benefits Perth, WA, 7 April 2014 — Fatigue, pain, stress….practitioners and those in the know say all those ills may be alleviated by the ancient martial art of Tai Chi.Michelle Monks, Gym Manager at the Warwick Women’s Workout, says Tai Chi provides an ideal ‘exercise’ for anyone, but especially women, the overweight, or the aged.“You don’t have to be in tip-top shape to practice it,” Monks says. “It’s a very forgiving, easygoing art no matter what condition you’re in physically.” Tai Chi (pronounced “chee”) is a martial art developed in ancient China. Typically practised outside, Tai Chi incorporates slow, controlled movements. It also emphasises correct posture in order to evoke awareness of the body and its motions.For people of varied abilities and physical conditions, Tai Chi is low-impact, gentle, and best of all, relaxing — offering the benefits of traditional mindfulness meditation without the sweat and breathlessness of typical high intensity exercise.Monks says, “One of the best things about Tai Chi is you won’t need special equipment, workout clothes or shoes, and it can be practised indoors or outside, alone, or with a group of many others.”  It is said that Tai Chi can help reduce anxiety. For those suffering the effects of mood imbalances or depression, Tai Chi may be able to offer improvement. Engaging in its gentle movements is often considered desirable over medication for anxiety.A US study was conducted amongst people who suffer from fibromyalgia, a complicated and generally misunderstood pain syndrome that troubles the joints. Tai Chi’s exercises can help alleviate tautness in both the muscles and joints, in turn helping increase the flexibility and inflammation. The study found that aged non-sufferers of fibro also saw improvement with knee pain and joint and muscles became less prone to stress and injury. Tai Chi is a weight-bearing exercise, in turn making it ideal for maintaining bone strength.“Many people who practise Tai Chi swear by it for the experience of sleeping better and more deeply,” Monks says. “For those who suffer from insomnia, it’s a great way to help fall asleep more quickly and wake up refreshed the next day.”Practitioners surmise Tai Chi’s gentle physical movements and controlled breathing work powerfully against toxins and internal disease.“You should always consult your doctor first before beginning any exercise or regimen,” Monks advises. “Tai Chi should never be considered a ‘magic elixir', or something that will fix everything that ails you, but its benefits are real when practised regularly.”“If you suffer from chronic illness, or if you’re overweight or haven’t undertaken exercise of late, Tai Chi can be very helpful, but your health care provider should be able to make that assessment first,” Monks says.After consulting with your physician, Monks recommends searching for a certified instructor.“It may look simple, but one cannot ‘learn’ Tai Chi from simply reading a book or watching a DVD,” Monks says. It should only be taught by an instructor certified in the martial art. Monks recommends obtaining feedback from the instructor to be sure one's movements are done correctly. Ideally, she says, the instructor should have at least 10 years of experience. Warwick Women’s Workout in Perth offers Tai Chi sessions off-circuit at their women’s fitness facility. Contact Michelle Monks about exploring the benefits of this ancient martial art. View their webpage at  or contact them by phone at (08) 9342 9028. Discover the Best of Ireland! 2014-04-04T03:20:21Z discover-the-best-of-ireland-1 The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s newest driving route which stretches some 2,500km along the west coast from Donegal to Kinsale. Fully signposted, discover tucked away coastal villages, explore sixth century monastic settlement ruins, enjoy the charming Irish storytelling and even take a surf! Further to the north of Ireland discover the 200km Causeway Coastal Route from Belfast to Derry-Londonderry. Offering spectacular scenery, its home to the Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage site where 40,000 interlocking basalt columns meet the ocean. This coastal drive winds along panoramic cliff tops and through quaint fishing villages. Detour inland at Ballymoney where you will find the Dark Hedges country lane, made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones. To get you on your way, this month Auto Europe is inviting you to discover the best of Ireland with some great car hire deals. When collecting before 30 June, drive a compact vehicle with Avis and only pay for an economy car. Prices start at just $22 per day based on 7 days rental, collecting 01 – 20 May. This price also includes a free 2nd driver. For a slightly larger car, receive a free upgrade to an intermediate manual or auto transmission for the price of a similar compact model with Hertz. So discover the best of Ireland with Auto Europe - simply book online at or call 0800 885 052, today! 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When collecting before 30 June, drive a compact vehicle with Avis and only pay for an economy car. Prices start at just $22 per day based on 7 days rental, collecting 01 – 20 May. This price also includes a free 2nd driver. For a slightly larger car, receive a free upgrade to an intermediate manual or auto transmission for the price of a similar compact model with Hertz. So discover the best of Ireland with Auto Europe - simply book online at or call 1300 656 601, today! Steath GPS Tracking Beats The Crooks 2014-04-03T09:17:41Z steath-gps-tracking-beats-the-crooks Myionu Launch OnDemand On Demand from Myionu has been developed to meet the needs of fleet rental operators who want to deploy GPS tracking but can’t justify paying service fees ‘just in case’ they may need it. Whilst most operators are happy pay for hardware, the regular service fees are a real deal breaker. 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