The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-17T01:10:42Z ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 HIDDEN ROOKWOOD SCULPTURES 2019-06-17T01:10:42Z artists-announced-for-2019-hidden-rookwood-sculptures CASHREWARDS completes $AU5.2 million Series-A funding to drive ambitious growth plans 2019-06-03T21:57:42Z cashrewards-completes-au5-2-million-series-a-funding-to-drive-ambitious-growth-plans Sydney, Australia: Tuesday 4th June: CASHREWARDS, Australia’s largest cashback website, has raised $AU5.25 million in Series-A funding to consolidate its position as the cashback market leader in Australia. Alium Capital Management, which focuses on emerging technologies and innovative funding, is the leading investor with CASHREWARDS using the capital to boost its marketing efforts, further improve its proprietary technology platform and mobile app features. According to CASHREWARDS founder and executive chairman Andrew Clarke, this will be the first in a planned series of equity funding as the company plans for a 2020 ASX IPO. He commented, “The online and offline cashback sector in Australia has significant growth ahead of it and CASHREWARDS is committed to growing both our market share and the sector itself. This investment marks the first step in our journey to an IPO and will enable us to ramp up our marketing activities and continue to invest in our core technology platform.” Founded in May 2014, CASHREWARDS has delivered over $AU65 million in cashback savings to its 525,000 members and powered $AU1.5 billion in sales for its retail partners. On average it generates over $60 million in online retail transactions per month which equates to approximately 2.5 percent of all online retail transactions in Australia[i]. Rajeev Gupta, partner at Alium Capital Management commented, “CASHREWARDS is incredibly well-placed to extend its leadership position in the growing cashback sector. It has become Australia’s largest cashback website without external funding, almost zero market spend and a small team of 40. Everyday commerce brands are now regular merchants on the platform. Alium Capital Management’s investment is expected to turbo-charge CASHREWARD’s growth trajectory and we look forward to seeing what the team achieves next.” The company has a simple and transparent business model. Retailers pay CASHREWARDS a commission to drive traffic to their website and CASHREWARDS passes on a percentage of this commission to its members who join up for free. The company also offers cashback in physical stores via a partnership with VISA, with further credit-card partnerships to follow. The new funding will help raise its profile with potential retail partners and ensure more Australian’s are aware of the everyday cash savings they can achieve with CASHREWARDS. Founder and executive chairman Andrew Clarke added, “We currently have 1,200 retail partners but with more than 200,000 retailers in Australia there is a tremendous opportunity to expand our partnership network. We’re looking to increase the dollar amount of real cashback savings that all Australian’s can make on their everyday shopping and provide millennials with a smart alternative to their growing reliance on delayed and debt financing solutions.” Since its 2014 launch, the company’s success has been recognised by over 25 national business awards and accolades including:  #6 in AFR’s Fast 100 Companies 2018; NORA Best Loyalty Program winner 2018; winner of Optus My Business Media, Marketing and Advertising Business of the Year 2017 and winner of the 2016 Deloitte Tech Fast 50. The company is a proud partner of Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement pioneered by Salesforce and Atlassian to change the world through inspiring early-stage corporate philanthropy. CASHREWARDS gives one percent of all cashback rewards, one percent of its equity and one percent of its time to The Starlight Children’s Foundation. To date, it has helped more than 4,000 children via Pledge 1%. For more information please visit www.CASHREWARDS.com.au /Ends About CASHREWARDS With over 525,000 members, Australian owned and based CASHREWARDS is the nation’s largest, most trusted cashback shopping community.   CASHREWARDS is free to join and its members receive a percentage of every dollar back when shopping as normal at over 1,200 stores such as Amazon, Apple, Booking.com, Dan Murphy’s, David Jones, Myer, Woolworths and many more.  The stores pay CASHREWARDS a commission for sending its members to them and CASHREWARDS shares the commission with those members. Since inception, CASHREWARDS has generated in excess of $1.5 billion in sales for its merchant partners, given back over $65million to their members and has helped over 4,000 children through its partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation. [i] NAB Online Retail Sales Index – February 2019 puts online retails sales for 12 months to February 2019 at $AU 28.92 billion OZTENT MATES RATES CAMPAIGN 2019-05-27T23:48:25Z oztent-mates-rates-campaign At The OZTENT Group we love sharing the wonderful experience and spectacular beauty of the outdoors during winter. So, we’ve designed a new promotion to encourage more people to go bush through the fresher months. To run nationally from Monday 6 May to Sunday 30 June, through all reputable camping stores, the Oztent Mates Rate Campaign encourages people to stock up on the latest Oztent products and earn some money back for their investment. “While winter camping is very popular in other parts of the world, Aussies tend to like the warmer months, primarily because most products are not as comfortable, reliable and easy to use all year round, as ours”, explains Isaac Viglione, Marketing Manager, The OZTENT Group. We also recognised that leading into the end of the financial year people appreciate a good deal; and by combining these two facts we could create something that rewarded our mates for getting out and enjoying the bush during winter.” Unlike most consumer promotions the Oztent Mates Rate Campaign is not about slashing prices. It is designed to add value by rewarding people for buying more high-quality products that encourage more adventure and better experiences. While people can spend as little as $250 and redeem their invoice for cold hard cash, if they are serious about camping, they can earn up to $400 back for an investment that would see them completely kitted out and comfortable for winter. For more details pop into your local outdoors/camping specialist or visit http://www.oztent.com.au. ~ ENDS ~ ABOUT OZTENT GROUP: The OZTENT Group was founded over 20 years ago by Australian inventor Joe Viglione who, so frustrated while pitching a conventional tent, invented one that took just 30 seconds to pitch. Affectionately named 'the marriage saver' by Joe, the rest of Australia knows it as the Oztent RV Range. The Oztent Group remains an Australian owned and operated family business, providing Australian and international adventurers with a range of tents and outdoor furniture and accessories, designed to create an awesome camping experience. The Oztent Group opened operations in the USA in 2014. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL 30 SECOND TENT: Oztent is the original, patented 30-second tent. Its unique internal frame and hinge-mechanism eliminated the need (and time) required to thread poles to keep the tent up. Along with its innovative design, Oztent also features heavy-duty materials to withstand harsh Australian conditions. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, product for photography or trial, and interviews with a camping expert from the Oztent team, please contact Isaac Viglione +61 2 8706-5100 | isaac.viglione@oztent.com or Michael Locke 0438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au. OZTENT MATES RATES CAMPAIGN 2019-05-27T23:48:22Z oztent-mates-rates-campaign-1 At The OZTENT Group we love sharing the wonderful experience and spectacular beauty of the outdoors during winter. So, we’ve designed a new promotion to encourage more people to go bush through the fresher months. To run nationally from Monday 6 May to Sunday 30 June, through all reputable camping stores, the Oztent Mates Rate Campaign encourages people to stock up on the latest Oztent products and earn some money back for their investment. “While winter camping is very popular in other parts of the world, Aussies tend to like the warmer months, primarily because most products are not as comfortable, reliable and easy to use all year round, as ours”, explains Isaac Viglione, Marketing Manager, The OZTENT Group. We also recognised that leading into the end of the financial year people appreciate a good deal; and by combining these two facts we could create something that rewarded our mates for getting out and enjoying the bush during winter.” Unlike most consumer promotions the Oztent Mates Rate Campaign is not about slashing prices. It is designed to add value by rewarding people for buying more high-quality products that encourage more adventure and better experiences. While people can spend as little as $250 and redeem their invoice for cold hard cash, if they are serious about camping, they can earn up to $400 back for an investment that would see them completely kitted out and comfortable for winter. For more details pop into your local outdoors/camping specialist or visit http://www.oztent.com.au. ~ ENDS ~ ABOUT OZTENT GROUP: The OZTENT Group was founded over 20 years ago by Australian inventor Joe Viglione who, so frustrated while pitching a conventional tent, invented one that took just 30 seconds to pitch. Affectionately named 'the marriage saver' by Joe, the rest of Australia knows it as the Oztent RV Range. The Oztent Group remains an Australian owned and operated family business, providing Australian and international adventurers with a range of tents and outdoor furniture and accessories, designed to create an awesome camping experience. The Oztent Group opened operations in the USA in 2014. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL 30 SECOND TENT: Oztent is the original, patented 30-second tent. Its unique internal frame and hinge-mechanism eliminated the need (and time) required to thread poles to keep the tent up. Along with its innovative design, Oztent also features heavy-duty materials to withstand harsh Australian conditions. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, product for photography or trial, and interviews with a camping expert from the Oztent team, please contact Isaac Viglione +61 2 8706-5100 | isaac.viglione@oztent.com or Michael Locke 0438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au. Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: https://event.synology.com/en-global/solutionexhibition_2019 If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at shazana.roseli@taurusmarketing.com.au, John Wanna at john.wanna@taurusmarketing.com.au or Stacey Toskas at stacey.toskas@taurusmarketing.com.au +61 029415 4528 Tillpoint Chosen as POS Provider for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019 2019-04-30T11:25:09Z tillpoint-chosen-as-pos-provider-for-the-abu-dhabi-international-book-fair-2019 Abu Dhabi, UAE: Tillpoint was selected as the point of sale software provider for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East. All exhibitors were given an iPad with Tillpoint pre-installed along with an Epson or Star Micronics receipt printer, both of which seamlessly integrate with the Tillpoint software. Exhibitors were able to access their inventory, process sales, print receipts in multiple languages, and view and print all sales and end of day reports.  Tillpoint was quickly installed across all exhibitor stands throughout the entire Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and the intuitive user-interface enabled exhibitors to quickly learn how to navigate the system. Additionally, users were restricted to the Orders, POS, Cash Manager, Accounting, Inventory, Staff, and Reports modules to aid in reduced training time. Typically users have access to every module, with no limitations on features or functionality.  This is the first time Tillpoint was selected to be the software provider for this event, adding to the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio and unprecedented growth as the leading EPOS and ERP provider in the region. Tillpoint was chosen for this event due to the system’s security and flexibility, being able to manage multiple currencies and correctly implement the newly introduced GCC tax.   Tillpoint is available to download for free on the App Store worldwide and is free to use for 30 days while trialling any subscription plan. Requires iOS 8 or later and the newer iPad models are recommended for optimal performance.  Visit the Tillpoint website for further information: https://www.tillpoint.com About Tillpoint Enterprise Ltd: Tillpoint is a startup company based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2012, Tillpoint has been focused on creating the perfect solution for all-encompassing, cloud-based business management.  New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Avaya partners with Standard Chartered to deliver Multi-Year CX Transformation 2019-04-24T04:16:03Z avaya-partners-with-standard-chartered-to-deliver-multi-year-cx-transformation Singapore – April 24, 2019 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) is partnering with Standard Chartered to deliver a multi-year client experience transformation project that will enable the Bank to more fully align its services with clients’ fast-paced, digitally connected lives. The Avaya OneCloud Private solution enables organizations such as Standard Chartered to hit the ground running with unified communications and contact center solutions delivered on their own private cloud. Avaya offers standard reference architectures—or customers can team up with Avaya global experts to design a custom solution. The Standard Chartered Avaya implementation is designed to enable the Bank to effectively service its clients, while building a foundation that anticipates contact center channels that have not yet emerged. As Standard Chartered continues to invest in its digital capabilities, the global banking group is experiencing an increase in digital adoption, with 49% of clients now actively using online or mobile banking compared to 45% in 2017. The Bank is committed to delivering an easy, convenient and secure digital banking experience across multiple channels, while still offering the human touch through its client contact centers. “Our partnership with Avaya will enable us to offer a truly seamless experience for our clients by consolidating all our interactions with them in one place,” said Stuart Beaumont, Global Head, Voice & Virtual, Standard Chartered. “This creates greater efficiencies in our structure, with agents being able to transition between all channels, benefiting from the context of previous conversations. Avaya’s platform also offers us the flexibility of engaging third party organisations so that we can continue to evolve and offer best in class channels and a great experience for our clients.” Avaya OneCloud Private provides the global platform that Standard Chartered needs and deploys it securely within the Bank’s environment. Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International, said: “Standard Chartered is creating more convenient ways of banking for its clients, ensuring security, privacy and full-service across any channel. Avaya is proud to be supporting this venerable financial institution as it continues to evolve and transform to meet the needs of its clients. This partnership is a ringing endorsement of the next-generation possibilities afforded by Avaya’s cloud offerings.” “As it shows with its commitment to its clients, Standard Chartered has shown a preference for strategic partner relationships, and that’s a value that we at Avaya share,” Mark Meehan, Client Executive, Avaya. “Our technology roadmaps are well aligned with Standard Chartered’s evolving requirements, and we’re extremely proud to be helping this 160-year-old institution continue delivering incredible client experiences.” ## About Avaya Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com. Standard Chartered We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets, and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at sc.com. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, considering these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Source: Avaya Newsroom All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners Avaya Extends AI and Cloud Integration with Google Cloud To Provide Customers with More Intelligent, Flexible Solutions 2019-04-10T23:45:04Z avaya-extends-ai-and-cloud-integration-with-google-cloud-to-provide-customers-with-more-intelligent-flexible-solutions Google Cloud Next ‘19 – San Francisco, Calif. – April 10, 2019 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, is furthering its integration with Google Cloud to fully leverage the AI and cloud capabilities of both companies, providing Avaya clients with new capabilities to enhance their customer experience and achieve desired business outcomes. Avaya is embedding Google Cloud’s machine learning technology within Avaya conversation services powering the contact center, enabling easy integration of digital AI capabilities for a consistent and intelligent customer experience. With the help of Google Cloud, Avaya provides increased flexibility, efficiency and scalability in deploying powerful and simple communication and collaboration solutions that improve the customer journey and increase workforce engagement with more personalized, intelligent and insightful interactions. Avaya is one of the Google Cloud partners participating in an early access program aimed at augmenting next-generation contact centers with various Google Cloud Contact Center AI technologies. In turn, Google Cloud joins a growing number of AI innovators in the Avaya A.I.Connect ecosystem. Avaya has also adopted Kubernetes to empower Avaya solutions with microservices and containerization, taking a true cloud foundation design approach in their solution offerings. This advances Avaya beyond basic hosting and virtualization approaches used by many vendors, and enables organizations to embrace a hybrid cloud deployment option for their communications infrastructure, delivering the benefits of cloud solutions while avoiding the one-size-fits-all limitation offered by other providers. Through its collaboration with Google Cloud, Avaya is providing customers with increased flexibility, efficiency and scalability in deploying the contact center and collaboration solutions that best meet their specific needs. Additionally, Avaya has added Google Cloud Platform as a deployment option for its portfolio of communication and collaboration offerings, providing cost benefits through additional customer choice for cloud deployment. These efforts complement a number of other Avaya and Google Cloud integrations, including: Avaya OneCloud for contact center and unified communications feature an identity engine and provisioning built natively in Google Cloud Platform, and fully support single sign-on and native integration with G Suite. Avaya IX Collaboration meetings-as-a-service is natively built on Google Cloud Platform and is available globally. Avaya OneCloud CPaaS is integrated with Google IoT Cloud and natively supports Google speech services, transcription, and storage for robust real-time messaging solutions across IoT-enabled devices and applications. This allows IoT solutions to deliver real-time event awareness over Avaya’s reliable communications framework Avaya Vantage desktop smartphones are Google Mobile Services (GMS) certified, and offer a unified “out of the box” experience with pre-loaded Google apps, as well as the ability to obtain additional third-party apps for specific business or personal needs. “Avaya’s expanding partnership with Google Cloud promises exciting developments across multiple facets of Avaya’s portfolio. From a contact center perspective, new AI-driven intelligent conversation experiences will soon be available to customers who chose to remain on premises solutions, those that are transitioning to a hybrid cloud environment and those that choose to fully embrace the cloud,” said Sheila McGee-Smith, President & Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics. “By deepening and accelerating how we leverage Google Cloud across our contact center and unified communications portfolio, we are providing increasingly powerful solutions to organizations of all kinds, enabling their successful digital transformation and driving positive business results,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya vice president, Partners, Developers & Alliances. “We are excited by the collaborative relationship we are building with Google Cloud as a member of Avaya’s A.I.Connect ecosystem.” Avaya is showcasing its advanced AI and Cloud solutions at Google Cloud Next 2019 April 9-11, Booth # S1213 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. About Avaya Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE:AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, considering these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Source: Avaya Newsroom Essence of Wellbeing’s New Website and Blog 2019-04-09T23:41:10Z essence-of-wellbeing-s-new-website-and-blog Essence of Wellbeing are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. Having been in the pipeline for the past six months, the arrival of the new site completely overhauls Essences of Wellbeing's blog and product offerings, as well as giving a smoother, more intuitive user experience. With a fresh look and feel, the new site affords users the opportunity to navigate through Essence of Wellbeing’s product range with ease. Delivering a fully responsive experience, the new website gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing and incorporates a new blog for users to access quickly and easily. We have an much improved search facility to help you find the products you are looking for more easily plus new products including our new unscented bases to help you make your own products at home and a range of new aromatherapy kits and essential oil packs. For us one of the most exciting features of our new website is the ability to offer you a greater level of interaction through our brand-new blog. Our Blog will enable us to educate and inform you about aromatherapy and essential oils plus bring you recipes, and our latest news, products and offers.  You will see regular updates and new educational content, helpful information, and company announcements. We also welcome any subject suggestions you might have, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a question, topic or issue that you would like us to address. In addition, we now have a separate wholesale website for our therapists, resellers, & other wholesale customers to allow us to better service their specialised requirements. You will also find links to our social media with buttons to link to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and more to make it easier for us to communicate with you - and for you to communicate with us! We also love to connect with new lovers of aromatherapy and essential oils - so make sure to share!   “We are excited about the launch of our new site, love the new look and feel of the site, especially the new blog. The new site is another piece in the jigsaw of our business strategy” says Wendy Mackay, Director & founder of Essence of Wellbeing. Visitors are able to explore the new site and sign up to the Essence of Wellbeing newsletter by visiting https://www.essenceofwellbeing.com.au/.   Australia Gift Shop: celebrating Australian made Aboriginal Art Gifts & Corporate Gifts 2019-04-09T06:49:05Z australia-gift-shop-celebrating-australian-made-aboriginal-art-gifts-amp-corporate-gifts MEDIA RELEASE April 2019  Sunshine Coast based online retailer, Australia Gift Shop gratefully celebrates four of its collections of locally made gifts and corporate gifts, on a daily basis. These Australian made product collections help to fulfil a strategy to keep more Aussie corporate and personal shopping dollars in local circulation and to promote Australian made authentic Aboriginal art products in the corporate and retail worlds. The four Australia Gift Shop gift and corporate gift collections include Aboriginal art coasters and placemats, boxed boomerangs and clapsticks, Don Sheil metal art tableware and fourthly, Bush Elements skincare and body care products. The first three collections mentioned in the previous sentence are comprised of many objects that feature original and authentic Aboriginal art illustrations incorporating popular Australian icons including the emu, echidna, goanna, platypus, turtle, barramundi, brolga, koala, kangaroo, crocodile and flowering gum. Traditional Aboriginal hunters and gatherers have been painted by the Aboriginal artists in several of their designs displayed on the cork-backed tableware pieces in the gift-boxed coaster and place mat sets. Australia Gift Shop has sold the Indigenous art coasters and place mats online for almost 19 years, since August, 2000. The first sale, which was online, was actually two sets of coasters with the “Hunters and Gatherers” designs to the USA. This distinctively Australian Aboriginal art homeware product is still available in the Coasters category at this iconic online Aussie gift shop. Adrian King, Founder and Manager of Australia Gift Shop said that the addition of the range of gift-boxed Aboriginal artifacts, namely, boxed boomerangs and boxed clap sticks with display stands in 2006, was another step forward on his mission to broaden the Aboriginal art design market (as separate from the gallery / auction market for collectible artworks on canvas by major artists). The significant step forward involved extending this market beyond Australian souvenir touting into the corporate landscape. The options of custom engraving of the brass plaque on the display stand, and logo printing for events and companies were also added at this stage. The rapid uptake of these options by event professionals clearly indicated that the expanding foray into corporate gifting services was met with open arms. The Founder of Australia Gift Shop further stated that “demand for Australian-made gifts of style that are genuinely representative of Australia’s cultural uniqueness is growing. We know that foreign business travellers visiting Australia for international industry conferences and corporate events are educated and worldly-wise with the level of awareness to distinguish between culturally authentic Indigenous artefacts, on the one hand, and tawdry, cheap copycat souvenirs made outside Australia, on the other hand.” Australia Gift Shop’s Aboriginal gifts and Aboriginal art corporate gifts are exclusively Made in Australia, while also authentic, in that the Aboriginal art designs are created by Australian Aboriginal artists. Australia Gift Shop’s Aboriginal art gifts and corporate gifts have been designed and manufactured in Australia, are registered with the Australian Made Campaign and include the triangular green and gold kangaroo logo, which is a registered certification trademark for products that are Made in Australia. The third gift collection celebrated by Australia Gift Shop is the Don Sheil metal art tableware range. These exquisite handmade pieces are crafted by artisans at the Don Sheil studio in Melbourne. They are seriously popular as executive gifts, corporate gifts and luxury gifts of discernment for very special occasions and/or very special people. This collection includes alloy plates and bowls that are etched with a variety of Aboriginal art designs and Australiana designs. Aside from the option to custom engrave these charming items, elegant gift packaging is also available. This boutique range became part of Australia Gift Shop’s corporate gift offerings in 2011. The fourth gift collection gratefully celebrated by Australia Gift Shop is a range of quintessential Australian gifts for women. This consists of a branded selection of skin care and body care products called Bush Elements. These gentle personal care creams, lotions and soaps are dyed-in-the-wool Aussie products that are Australian gifts for your skin with all-Aussie ingredients including lanolin (from sheep’s wool) and macadamia oil, plus vitamin E and sunscreen. These body care products are formulated to restore skin quality during and after suffering the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback. They are never tested on animals during the formulation process. Being the newest of the four celebrated gift collections, Bush Elements body care products were introduced to Australia Gift Shop in 2011. Australia Gift Shop offers free delivery within Australia for bulk corporate gift orders and generous specials offered exclusively to their newsletter subscribers. Visit www.australiagift.com.au for more information. M2O Launch new Active Endurance sock range for riders. 2019-04-08T22:45:41Z m2o-launch-new-active-endurance-sock-range-for-riders M2O Industries is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovation in sock wear – Active Endurance. “By reworking our Compression range, which is smashing it in all ultra-sports markets, we have been able to develop a new offering of technology and comfort for those who ride fast and hard”, explains Trent Fitzgibbins, Founder of M2O. Tight and super comfortable without M2O’s signature full-compression system, the new range features: Bolstered heel pads – reducing impact stress; M2O’s Elite blended yarns – providing antibacterial protection, moisture wicking, and odour reduction with greater durability; Seamless toe boxes for maximum protection and longer wear while reducing chafing and blisters; Mesh panels for enhanced aeration and additional moisture wicking; Impact + Energy Transfer system, a fabric weave developed to direct and convert high-pressure tread points into energy zones along the foot and leg; Scientifically developed food bed tracks to improve grip and accelerate the moisture wicking process; and Heat transfer zones designed around the proximity of arteries and veins in the ankle of aid thermal exchange and keep the entire foot cooler. As with all M2O products the new Active Endurance line is designed for fashion-minded riders and priced to ensure they are accessible for all. Available in all sizes from anklets through to full knee length the new M2O Active Endurance keep your feet cooler and more comfortable than ever. With all this innovation and comfort, priced from $15 upwards, visit any reputable bike retailer, or https://m2oindustries.com/ for more details on the full range of M2O Active Endurance socks. ----- END ----- NOTES TO EDITOR M2O Industries is an Australian company, established in 2016 by TrentFitzgibbins, Founder and original owner of the highly awarded JetBlack Cycling. M2O designs develop and sell market leading cycling endurance products globally. The ranges include Compression Socks, Active Endurance Sport Socks, Performance Hydration Systems and innovative Anti-chafing Skin Care Products, specifically designed with the active lifestyle in mind. M2O Industries works closely with world leading Down Hill mountain bikers and teams including START Cycling Team (UCI team); Trek Shimano mountain bike team, Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah and Sam Reynolds from UR Team Polygon; Danni Beecroft, James Hall and 7x MTB solo 24Hour world Champion Jason English. All of whom have helped input into the development of M2O products to ensure the most comfortable of rides no matter how gruelling the journey. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, a product for photography or trial, and interviews with a cycling expert from the M2O team, please contact Trent Fitzgibbins +61 [0]404-016-777 | trent@m2oindustries.com or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au M2O Launch new Active Endurance sock range. 2019-04-04T20:53:09Z m2o-launch-new-active-endurance-sock-range M2O Industries is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovation in sock wear – Active Endurance. “By reworking our Compression range, which is smashing it in all ultra-sports markets, we have been able to develop a new offering of technology and comfort for those who work hard on their feet”, explains Trent Fitzgibbins, Founder of M2O. Tight and super comfortable without M2O’s signature full-compression system, the new range features: Bolstered heel pads – reducing impact stress; M2O’s Elite blended yarns – providing antibacterial protection, moisture wicking, and odour reduction with greater durability; Seamless toe boxes for maximum protection and longer wear while reducing chafing and blisters; Mesh panels for enhanced aeration and additional moisture wicking; Impact + Energy Transfer system, a fabric weave developed to direct and convert high-pressure tread points into energy zones along the foot and leg; Scientifically developed food bed tracks to improve grip and accelerate the moisture wicking process; and Heat transfer zones designed around the proximity of arteries and veins in the ankle to aid thermal exchange and keep the entire foot cooler. As with all M2O products the new Active Endurance line is designed for casual, corporate and fashion-minded customers, is ranged from anklets through to full knee length and priced to ensure they are accessible for all. From extreme sports and 1000km treks to kicking goals with mates, pushing shovels on a worksite, or trudging the office floor day in and day out, the new M2O Active Endurance keeps your feet cooler and more comfortable than ever. With all this innovation and comfort, priced from $15 upwards, visit any reputable sports, outdoor or travel retailer or https://m2oindustries.com/ for more details on the full range of M2O Active Endurance socks. ----- END ----- NOTES TO EDITOR M2O Industries is an Australian company, established in 2016 by Trent Fitzgibbins, Founder and original owner of the highly awarded JetBlack Cycling. M2O designs, develops and sells market leading cycling endurance products globally. The ranges include Compression Socks, Active Endurance Sport Socks, Performance Hydration Systems and innovative Anti-chafing Skin Care Products, specifically designed with the active lifestyle in mind. M2O Industries works closely with world-leading Down Hill mountain bikers and teams including START Cycling Team (UCI team); Trek Shimano mountain bike team, Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah and Sam Reynolds from UR Team Polygon; Danni Beecroft, James Hall and 7x MTB solo 24Hour world Champion Jason English. All of whom have helped input into the development of M2O products to ensure the most comfortable of rides no matter how gruelling the journey. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, a product for photography or trial, and interviews with a cycling expert from the M2O team, please contact Trent Fitzgibbins +61 [0]404-016-777 | trent@m2oindustries.com or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au M2O sign Trek-Shimano MTB Team. 2019-04-04T20:22:17Z m2o-sign-trek-shimano-mtb-team M2O Industries is delighted to announce that they are now the official Sock sponsors of the Trek-Shimano Australia Mountain Bike Team. “Since launching M2O Industries we have been going from strength to strength, including sponsorship agreements with some of the world’s top Down Hill mountain bikers and teams”, explains Trent Fitzgibbins, Founder of M2O. “It is great to be able to include Trek Shimano Australia to our stable.” As a mountain biker himself, Trent Fitzgibbins has been following the team for a few years. Both at M2O and JetBlack, his previous business, Trent has worked closely with professional riders over the last 20 years to conceive and develop the best possible products that can endure and aid the stress associated with extreme riding. Consequently, M2O designs, develops and sells market leading cycling endurance products globally. The ranges include Compression Socks, Active Endurance Sport Socks, Performance Hydration Systems and innovative Anti-chafing Skin Care Products, specifically designed with the active lifestyle in mind. “We take pride in using and promoting top quality products so we are delighted to have M2O socks as part of our 2019 kit. Trent’s experience and knowledge are also a great asset to the Team” explains Peter Dowse, Manager, Trek-Shimano Australia The Trek-Shimano Australia MTB team has evolved from Anytime Fitness Trek in 2010 to Target Trek then Trek Racing Australia. The team has always been passionate about supporting, encouraging and nurturing some of Australia’s best MTB riders, so they can mix it with the World’s best, with the backing and support they need and deserve. Trek-Shimano Australia is owned and operated by Peter Dowse, who has spent many years helping athletes achieve both short and long-term goals in a relaxed, friendly and supportive team environment. The team has produced a number of National Champions, guided athletes towards pro contracts, achieved UCI World Cup podiums and Commonwealth and Olympic Games representation. ----- END ----- NOTES TO EDITOR M2O Industries is an Australian company, established in 2016 by TrentFitzgibbins, Founder and original owner of the highly awarded JetBlack Cycling. M2O Industries works closely with world leading Down Hill mountain bikers and teams including START Cycling Team (UCI team); Trek Shimano mountain bike team, Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah and Sam Reynolds from UR Team Polygon; Danni Beecroft, James Hall and 7x MTB solo 24Hour world Champion Jason English. All of whom have helped input into the development of M2O products to ensure the most comfortable of rides no matter how gruelling the journey. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Including images or video assets, product for photography or trial, and interviews with a cycling expert from the M2O team, please contact Trent Fitzgibbins +61 [0]404-016-777 | trent@m2oindustries.com or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au Avaya Taps Nuance to Deliver New, Easy-to-Navigate Conversational Interfaces for AI-Enhanced Customer Experience 2019-04-02T00:45:47Z avaya-taps-nuance-to-deliver-new-easy-to-navigate-conversational-interfaces-for-ai-enhanced-customer-experience SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced the availability of new self-service automation capabilities with simple, easy to navigate conversational interfaces integrated in its Avaya IX Contact Center solutions. This leap forward in customer experience is a result of Avaya’s ongoing integration of AI capabilities with Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of Conversational AI technology and an Avaya A.I.Connect partner. Delivering on the promise of self-service automation has been historically frustrating, with significant limits on the types of interactions that customers could conduct. But by 2023, customers will prefer to use speech interfaces to initiate 70% of self-service customer interactions, rising from 40% today.1 Avaya is leveraging the growing power of AI to enable organizations around the world to deliver better self-service experiences to meet this growing demand for robust conversational capabilities. “Artificial Intelligence-driven interactions significantly improve the accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness of self-service automation, driving increased user acceptance and adoption,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya Vice President, Partnerships, Developers & Alliances. “Avaya’s A.I.Connect ecosystem of partners continues to provide unique solutions helping to make customer interactions more meaningful and insightful. Our enhanced integration with Nuance enables us to increase our ability to deploy new innovation for organizations of all kinds looking to improve engagement and satisfaction of their customers.” Businesses now have an additional automation solution that can personalize interactions with their customers, making them seamless, effortless and personal while minimizing the friction caused by previous generations of technology. This latest integration with Nuance provides customers with additional speech enhancements, including Nuance Speech Suite 11 with Dragon Voice for conversational speech, leveraging the latest in AI-driven machine learning speech recognition capabilities. “In a world of virtual assistants and smart homes, customers expect to control their experiences with technology simply by talking,” said Tony Lorentzen, SVP Intelligent Engagement Solutions, Nuance Enterprise Division. “By combining AI-powered, enterprise-grade speech technologies we’re enabling automated, intelligent, contextual conversations that feel almost human. We’re excited to continue integrating our latest technologies through our A.I.Connect partnership with Avaya, so together we can help to enhance customer and user experiences.” “We provide superior internet, phone and TV services to small businesses across 41 states, so superior customer service is a top priority for us,” said Ganesh Palaniappan, Vice President Call Center Technology, Charter Communications. “Nuance and Avaya solutions allow us to have inbound and outbound speech, mobile, or SMS self-service applications in one single platform. We’ve purchased and are excited about these new, available integrations with Avaya and Nuance to further help us increase sales and provide better customer experiences.” Additional Resources To learn more about Nuance and Avaya’s A.I.Connect partners click here. Read our blog on how Self-Service Experiences Matter, Too Technology firms interested in joining the A.I.Connect ecosystem can request consideration through aiconnect@avaya.com 1 https://www.gartner.com/doc/3895585/predicts--crm-customer-service About Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that can understand, analyze and respond to human language to increase productivity and amplify human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in global industries that include healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, and retail – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com. About Avaya Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, considering these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. 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