The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-20T22:00:56Z Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Recommends Heat And Ice For Foot And Leg Injuries 2019-05-20T22:00:56Z roseville-sydney-cbd-sports-podiatry-recommends-heat-and-ice-for-foot-and-leg-injuries Should You Use Heat, Ice, or Both for Foot and Leg Injuries? The use of heat, ice or both can be an effective first treatment for foot and leg injuries. But many people are unsure about which to use when, and the topic has generated a fair amount of debate. Using the wrong treatment at the wrong time, however, can do more harm than good, and further, prolong recovery time. It’s important therefore to clarify the conditions under which you should apply heat or ice. We spoke to Mark Lin and Wei Lee Sports Podiatrists at Footwork Podiatry in Sydney to find out the facts. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Heat increases blood flow "For muscle spasms, heat is your go-to application," says Lin, "Heat increases blood flow to the affected area, relaxes tight muscles and provides pain relief. Heat application can be a very effective strategy for managing chronic injuries." Lee says, "Athletes will often apply heat combined with massage prior to training or a match. This increases blood circulation and allows the muscles to stretch to optimal length. By increasing the muscles’ range of movement, heat and massage prepare the body for the rigorous exercise ahead." "Applying ice to muscle spasms will only further tighten the muscles, compounding the spasm and increasing the risk of further injury," Lin concludes. So when should you use ice? Lin says ice application is very effective for alleviating inflammation and soothing injured tissue. "Inflammation is seen as swelling, redness and tenderness to the touch in the affected area. This is an indication that the capillaries that run through the tissue have been damaged and are leaking blood and other fluids into the area." This damage is what causes inflammation and the use of ice is strongly recommended as a treatment. "It’s important to note that ice should always be wrapped in a cloth or towel before application and not be applied directly onto the skin," says Lee Methods for applying ice and the time intervals for application vary depending on the type of injury sustained. You should, therefore, consult with your practitioner before using ice treatment, to ensure that the injury is treated correctly. Using heat to treat inflammation or an acute injury can increase tissue bleeding and swelling, as heat causes the blood vessels to dilate. When heat is incorrectly used in a situation like this, it will exacerbate the condition and lengthen recovery time. When should a heat and ice combination be used? Lin says a combination of both heat and ice application is only recommended under certain conditions. "In the event of a torn or ruptured muscle, it should first be treated with ice to ease inflammation. Only once the inflammation has subsided can heat be used to relieve pain and speed up healing, by increasing blood flow to the area." "A technique utilising alternate hot and cold baths can be used to resolve inflammation and swelling, but once again it’s recommended that you seek professional advice before attempting this. If done incorrectly, you will run the risk of causing further damage," warns Lin. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Feet Problems Cause Low Back Pain, Footwork Podiatry Footwork Podiatry, situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD, is there to help should you have an injury or condition that you think would benefit from heat or ice treatment. They offer advanced manual therapies and a holistic and corrective care approach, with a proven track record of success in resolving acute and chronic conditions, and they will gladly offer advice to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin 2019-05-20T01:50:05Z discover-the-secret-ingredient-to-younger-looking-skin Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin Ceramide and Vitamin E Skin Oil from Africa Media Release - May 2019 We all want younger looking skin, so it’s never too early to prevent the visible signs of ageing. Thanks to BodyPlus Skin Oil you can now keep those wrinkles at bay to ensure your skin remains looking soft and youthful for longer! CEO of McGloins Supertex Nick Barnes says, “It’s so important to look after our skin no matter what age you are. You can also use it when you’re young to keep skin looking amazing, or when you’re older as the active ingredients ceramide and Vitamin E inject moisture into the skin to help rewind the effects of ageing”. The secret lies within BodyPlus Skin Oil’s active ingredient ceramide, which works to capture and bind moisture to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. BodyPlus Skin Oil is also enriched with Vitamin E, which aids in the prevention of dry and flaky skin. Ceramide has long been used as an anti-ageing agent as it helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention. Ceramide is found naturally in the outer layer of the skin but ceramide levels decline with age, leaving skin looking tired and dry. Key benefits and various uses of BodyPlus Skin Oil include: Everyday moisturiser Safely treats stretch marks Treats sunburn Lightens dark spots Heals drying fingernails Reverses premature skin ageing Acts as cleansing agent Soothes pain from cold sores Suitable for men and women of all ages Helps to treat eczema BodyPlus Skin Oil works best when applied twice a day for at least three months. High in Vitamin E and Ceramides, use BodyPlus as an intensive face and body moisturiser, bath oil or after sun treatment. BodyPlus Skin Oil is available at Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au for an RRP of $19.95. L’Action 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks 2019-05-20T01:39:05Z laction-2-in-1-ritual-face-masks It’s never been easier to bring the spa treatment into your home with the new range of 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks by L’Action Paris. With four different nourishing masks in the range, enriched with a combination of unique ingredients to detoxify and hydrate the skin, you can achieve the day spa feeling in the comfort of your home in just 12 minutes! The simple 2-step process works to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin, offering a complete treatment in one easy to use product. Available in four different treatments, each product contains an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the scrub and rinse off then follow with the mask for velvety smooth skin! 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The L’Action Paris 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks are available online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au Melbourne Arborist Vegetation Management Expert Specialist James O'Brien Tree Removal OBTrees Stump Removal Pruning Victoria 2019-05-17T22:00:53Z melbourne-arborist-vegetation-management-expert-specialist-james-obrien-tree-removal-obtrees-stump-removal-pruning-victoria All about backyard fruit trees One of life’s greatest simple pleasures must surely be picking and eating fruit straight off the tree, and better yet, your own trees. While once most people had at least a couple of backyard fruit trees, these days fewer people are growing them. Often this is due to a lack of space, or an aversion to the mess of fallen fruit. But there are ways around these issues, and plenty of good reasons to plant fruit trees. Community fruit and nut trees used to be highly valued as providing a core part of people’s diets, and a valuable supplement in times of seasonal scarcity. Planting fruit trees is a good move towards community food security, for both current and future generations. And it's not only people that benefit - bees, butterflies and other pollinators will value the pollen and nectar of the flowers. Bees especially like apple and peach trees, as well as blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Consider at least two trees of the same variety, as well as some herbs and wildflowers to create a haven for some very happy bees. Fruit trees also attract other insects and caterpillars that are an essential food source for birds. Picking the fruits of your labours might also not take as long as you think - using grafted fruit trees, you could be seeing your first harvest within two to three years for most varieties. And a great idea for small spaces is multi-grafted trees or multi-planting (where up to four different fruit trees are planted in the same hole) - this way you’ll be getting a range of fruit and cross-pollinating varieties, a veritable fruit salad tree! Another excellent option for growing fruit trees in a small space is to use the espalier form, which is the ancient horticultural practice of controlling plant growth by pruning and tying the branches in such a way that they grow into a flat plane, usually against a structure like a wall, fence, or trellis. Deciduous fruit trees are also often available as dwarf trees, reaching only 3m in height, and can be grown in a large pot if they are pruned well. Fallen fruit should be picked up as soon as possible and either used up or composted. If you have the space for a few chickens, let them run under the trees, and they’ll soon take care of any windfall. Avoid waste by diligently picking off ripe and near-ripe fruit. Australian expert arborist, James O’Brien of OB Trees, is passionate about growing trees of all kinds and has extensive experience in fruit tree management and pruning as well as tree removal, vegetation management and landscaping. “With the largely temperate climate we enjoy in Melbourne, plenty of fruit tree varieties can flourish here. Planting fruit trees requires a bit of planning, and you need to know how big the tree will get to ensure you have enough space, as well as which direction it faces to ensure the area gets enough sun. Most fruit trees prefer a full days sun if they can get it, as well as a wind-protected spot. Deciduous fruit trees such as apples, plums, nectarines, peaches and pears require pruning and shaping to maximise fruit production, to ensure a good size crop and to keep the trees healthy. They may also need a cross-pollinating tree to be planted nearby,” says O'Brien. Whether you have existing fruit trees that need pruning or are just starting out with planting fruit trees in your garden, OB Trees can assist with their professional expertise and friendly service. OB TREES Arborist and Vegetation Management Specialists service southeast Melbourne suburbs. And specialise in professional tree care, providing fast, simple solutions for all your pruning, horticultural and landscaping needs. The team are fully qualified, insured arborists with years of hands-on experience in everything from tree pruning, removal and preservation to hedge trimming, risk management and tree obstruction resolution. For further information visit OB TREES Arborist and Vegetation Management Specialistsor call their friendly team on +61 435 912 457 Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee 2019-05-16T22:00:08Z roseville-sydney-cbd-sports-podiatry-cures-runners-of-achilles-tendinitis-runners-knee How to stay free of pain and injuries as a runner Running continues to gain popularity as a form of exercise, and for good reason - it’s an effective antidote to the modern sedentary lifestyle, it doesn’t require any special equipment and it delivers a dopamine boost. But on a far less happy note, statistics show that nearly 80% of all runners are injured every year. The repetitive force involved in running can put immense strain on the feet and legs, causing a number of common injuries. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, comments, “We see a lot of runners at our clinics, located in Sydney's CBD and Roseville, with various injuries - these are often due to not warming up properly and too rigorous a training schedule. Yes, fitness is important, but the joints of the feet and legs absorb a lot of impact during running and it’s vital to give them a rest. Conditions like Achilles tendinitis are very common, this occurs when the tendons connecting the heel to the lower leg muscles become inflamed. This can be caused by improper footwear, tight calf muscles or having naturally flat feet and can be avoided to some extent by a proper stretching and strengthening programme of the calf muscles. Runners knee, or Patellofemoral pain syndrome, refers to pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, and is generally caused either by maltracking of the kneecap and/or overuse from vigorous exercise.” Other conditions that runners can suffer from are Morton's neuroma, Metatarsalgia, Metatarsal stress fractures, Shin splints, plantar fasciitis, calf muscle strain or tear and ankle sprain. Morton's neuroma -a painful condition that occurs as a result of the thickening of the tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to the toes. Shin splints -amongst the most common of running injuries, this occurs when the muscles, tendons, or the fascia covering the shinbone become inflamed and sore. Metatarsalgia -characterised by painful inflammation in the forefoot (ball of the foot) as a result of increased pressure in this area. Metatarsal stress fractures - tiny cracks in the bone, these are a sure sign of too much repetitive force on the leg bones. An occurrence of any of these conditions is an indicator that there are some biomechanical issues going on that have put the feet and legs under too much strain, and seeing a sports podiatrist is recommended. Footwork Podiatryoffers a range of alternative, non-invasive, and safe treatment techniques to treat the above conditions, along with specifically prescribed exercises to relieve symptoms as well as retraining the feet and legs to run in a more efficient pattern Foot mobilisation is a ‘hands-on’ treatment technique that diagnoses and corrects misalignment of the foot and ankle. It increases the range of joint mobility, improves proprioceptive feedback from the feet and reduces ‘pain messages’ sent to the brain by stimulating the joint mechanoreceptors. Active Release Techniques removes the build-up of scar tissue that occurs when the body tries to heal itself from an injury. Accumulation of scar tissue restricts the muscle from movement, causing it to becomes both shorter and weaker. The increased tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. ART® provides lasting relief for repetitive strain or overuse injuries and the technique is suitable for anyone, including from children, athletes and the elderly. Low-Level Laser therapy (LLLT) is another effective treatment for a soft-tissue injury. Laser treatment penetrates deep into the tissue causing a photochemical reaction at a cellular level. This metabolic change is highly effective in stimulating tissue repair and relieving pain, and the treatment dramatically shortens recovery time and rapidly reduces swelling and inflammation. “At Footwork Podiatry, we incorporate laser therapy into our treatment protocols to promote and accelerate tissue healing of a wide range of acute and chronic lower limb conditions. Combined with other corrective care treatments, such as Foot Mobilisation Techniques and Trigenics®, we address the underlying cause of the problem for long-term results. LLLTis non-invasive, eye-safe, totally painless and often immediately analgesic,” says Lin. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. 1000 HOUR Sponsors Tigerlily Show @ MBFWA 2019 2019-05-13T06:18:32Z 1000-hour-sponsors-tigerlily-show-mbfwa-2019 1000 HOUR sponsors Tigerlily’s first Fashion Week in 17 Years Get the look from Tigerlily’s comeback Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019 Show Media Release - May 2019 1000 HOUR, the iconic Australian brand behind some of the most sought after and innovative DIY beauty staples, including the ever-popular artificial lashes, graced the catwalk at one of the most highly anticipated shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, in Sydney this afternoon. On the eve of Tigerlily's 20th Birthday and comeback show; models were sporting dainty and natural looking 1000 HOUR Eyelashes by 1000 HOUR Lash Director Melanie Burnicle – in collaboration with Makeup Artist Lara Karamian for Lancôme this fresh natural sun kissed look was created for the show. Tigerlily shares the same youthful curiosity as the 1000 HOUR brand. Tigerlily CEO Chris Buchanan said, "Tigerlily is one of Australia's most admired and respected brands. At Fashion Week, we will be presenting a more elevated apparel offering - think linens, silks and luxe fabrications, new swim silhouettes with classic Tigerlily prints. We’re proud to be supported by iconic Australian DIY beauty brand, 1000 HOUR, as our lash sponsor for such a special show for Tigerlily.” The show’s 1000 HOUR Lash Director and Makeup Artist Melanie Burnicle said, “My secret to creating a natural look for Tigerlily’s show was 1000 HOUR's individual lashes. I love working with Australian brands and 1000 HOUR lashes are easy to apply especially in a fast paced environment like backstage. The lashes are great for creating anything from a fresh faced day look or adding a some fabulous drama to your makeup.” Melanie’s step-by-step how-to and top tips to create the natural lash look sported on the runway today: Step 1 - Curl your lashes Curl your lashes! This helps to create a base for the false lashes and allows for a seamlessly natural look. Doing this before Mascara helps to protect your lashes from breakage. If you choose to curl once mascara is applied be very gentle and careful on releasing lashes as mascara will stick the lashes to the curler. Step 2 - Apply mascara Apply mascara before applying false lashes. This helps create structure and allows you to better judge the placement of the individual lashes especially for the natural look. Mel’s Tip: Re-applying mascara at the end of the process will add more drama to the look. Step 3 - Prep individual lashes Apply a small amount of lash glue to the back of your hand and allow it dry a little (this means you don’t need to sit still for as long waiting for it to dry on the eye) and line up the Individual lashes close to the glue so you can see what you are working with. Mel’s Tip: If you need to, trim the individual false lashes before applying to ensure they aren’t too much longer than your natural lashes. This will help the false lashes to blend, creating a really natural look. Step 4 - Use tweezers to apply each lash Use tweezers so you can angle the lash application and help you to place the lashes flat into your lash line. Remember to make sure that the lashes don’t sit higher on the skin. If so, they will be visible especially in a natural makeup look. Mel’s Tip: Remember to look at your eye shape as most eyes aren’t symmetrical, so you may need 3 lashes on one eye and 4 on the other. If your brows sit low, don’t add too much length in the lashes you apply on inner corners as it will create a smaller eyelid. If your eyes are very round, don’t apply lashes right on the outer corner as it will follow your eye shape and drag the eye down and not lift it up for a youthful appearance. 1000 HOUR Individual Lashes are available in two styles Short to Medium and Medium to Long RRP $9.49. 1000 HOUR's range of false lashes are available in Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. For further information, images or product samples, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 0434 820 542 – rachel@360pr.com.au There’s Still Time to Shop the Autumn Sale at Outdoor Living Direct 2019-05-08T01:36:26Z there-s-still-time-to-shop-the-autumn-sale-at-outdoor-living-direct Autumn is an ideal time to renovate outdoor furniture in preparation for winter celebrations. John Strahan, owner of Outdoor Living Direct, is making it easy to redecorate with the latest in outdoor styles during the company’s Autumn Sale. Customers can even save on new arrivals. Whether consumers are seeking outdoor furniture to dine or relax with family and friends, Outdoor Living Direct has a variety of styles to accommodate any taste. Individuals can choose from furnishings of wicker and timber to stainless steel in a myriad of color combinations that enables anyone to decorate and demonstrate their own unique sense of style. The outdoor furnishing experts have solutions for the largest of patios and sunrooms, along with decks, porches and balconies. For large areas, customers can select from multi-piece sectionals, modular and lounging sets, and a variety of tables and pieces with hidden storage space. Those with smaller spaces can choose contemporary three-piece sets for two, benches and unique chairs. Dining is a favorite pastime when spending time with friends and family and Outdoor Living Direct has dining sets to accommodate any need or space requirement. Metal, plastic and metal outdoor furniture offers style and versatility. Folding settings are also available that can be stored out of sight and out of the way when not in use. Multiple styles are offered that can be mixed and matched to create the ideal outdoor décor for any environment. For relaxing, consumers will find pod chairs, sun loungers, swing chairs, and beanbag furniture. Uniquely styled day beds are ideal for reading or letting the stresses of the day disappear. Umbrellas and other accessories are also on sale to pair with any outdoor furniture selections. The outdoor furniture selections at Outdoor Living Direct are stylish, fashionable and offer something for any outdoor environment. The company’s Autumn Sale provides customers with the means to change out their furniture for wintertime gatherings for any occasion and experience significant savings on their favorite items. About Outdoor Living Direct Outdoor Living Direct is a wholly owned and operated Australian business. As a team, we are passionate about outdoor living and entertaining. We understand that furnishing an outdoor area is about more than just acquiring objects; it’s about enjoying the good life outdoors. It’s about making the most of great weather and the best of company. We do our best to make this experience all that it can be by specializing in high quality items that offer the finest in comfort, style, durability and convenience. Media Contact Outdoor Living Direct Phone: (03) 9583 3060 Website: www.outdoorlivingdirect.com.au ‘School pressure, family life, digital identity, increased expectations’: the reason Girl Guides exists today 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z school-pressure-family-life-digital-identity-increased-expectations-the-reason-girl-guides-exists-today Girl Guides NSW & ACT will focus on the role Guiding plays in supporting young girls navigate school pressures, family life, digital identity and raised expectations with the launch of a new campaign called A Place To Grow to coincide with May - Girl Guides Month. This vital piece of communication to young girls, their families and thousands of active and potential volunteers, will highlight the diverse experiences on offer and its relevance for the young girls of today. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner said that Girl Guides provides a place for young people to feel secure. “We come together over a variety of activities, build confidence and resilience which makes our young people better able to cope with their lives. “We encourage our girls to build life skills, and have the freedom to be adventurous, learn strong communication skills, laugh, and make life-long friendships,” said Commissioner Neill. Ella Ezergailis, aged 12, was inspired to join Girl Guides after hearing her mother’s stories of Guiding and wanted her share of adventure and fun. In 2018, Ella became the youngest Girl Guide to take part in ‘Girl Takeover Parliament’ event, in which she watched Question Time in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Disgusted by the behaviour, Ella wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling him so. “I decided to write to the Prime Minister and ask him to change the culture in Parliament House. I told him he should visit my school to learn how to behave respectfully. “My letter was shared around the world on social media and was reported by news outlets. “Girl Guides has given me the confidence to do such a thing, however the result made me feel that a 12-year-old girl’s voice was important, and girls do have the power to change the world,” said Ella. Now in its 99th year, Girl Guides in NSW & ACT has 7,400 members across 540 Units. Comissioner Neill said recent research revealed that 90% of girls joined the organisation before the age of 11 and stayed because it provided the perfect antidote to the complex and pressured lives of young people. “Our research showed that young girls join for the things they need most at this stage of their lives: fun, meeting friends outside of school and developing new skills. “Parents said they wanted their daughters to join to help them build their confidence, meet new friends and have a community orientation to their life. “Our programs offer a connection to experiences and community that schools and busy families can’t. “We have large scale events and the traditional jamboree, but mostly girls choose their own activities to complete, from creative pursuits to sailing, coding to cooking, orientation to fundraising,” said Commissioner Neill. A Place To Grow will use the 540 Units of Girl Guides NSW & ACT, to promote the stories of resilience, confidence building and friendship it encourages, through social media, local press, local events such as school fetes and Girl Guides own Come and Try nights. Helen White, CEO said, the grass-roots approach is what Girl Guides excel at. “Over 1,000,000 Australians are or have been a Girl Guide. We work at the local level, in communities and across regions supporting and empowering the women of tomorrow. “There is a resurgence of interest in Girl Guides, as young people and their families look at ways to combat the pressures of busy and digital lives. We’re all about supporting someone to find their own path, to build resilience, and life skills to take them wherever they wish,” said Ms White. However, is Girl Guides still relevant for the girls of today? Ella says that it is. “Girl Guides is even more relevant to young people growing up with a digital life. “Girl Guides teaches you how to interact socially, be a responsible citizen, how to deal with emergency situations and gives you the courage to accept challenges. “I even went on camp for a week without my phone, and I survived.” More information: www.aplacetogrow.org.au 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. Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? 2019-04-28T20:20:40Z sick-of-shark-tax-losing-your-fish-catch-to-sharks Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? Introducing Ocean Guardian’s FISH01 – Powered by Shark Shield Technology Media Release - 29 April 2019 Raising high quality fish species from the depths can be a demoralizing experience if sharks are in attendance. Thanks to the latest innovation from Ocean Guardian, the new FISH01 has been specifically developed for the fishing industry to improve catch rates by reducing shark tax. The new device is powered by Shark Shield Technology, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, and has been proven to prevent the majority of shark species from attacking hooked fish, improving efficiency and resulting in less time at sea. Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, says, “The major outcome from a trial using Shark Shield Technology conducted by the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council indicated that electrical shark deterrents do deter the majority of shark's species from attacking hooked fish.” “For many years we have known that both recreational and commercial fishermen have been using our Shark Shield Technology to significantly improve catch rates, we are now very excited to deliver a product specifically designed to meet their needs, the FISH01” Key features of the FISH01: Dramatically reduces collateral damage from sharks Between 10-12 hours of battery life – continuous operation Protective field up to 15 meters deep and 6 meters wide Maximum operating depth of 200m Available for pre-order online, shipping June 2019 How to use the FISH01: 20 meters or less depth: Position half way between the surface and the bottom thereby creating a broad zone from the surface to the bottom. Greater than 20 meters depth: It can be impossible to predict where in the water column sharks are likely to strike your fish. Position close to the sharks, as deep as 200m. “The FISH01 has no effect on the target fish species. Shark Shield Technology has been developed to specifically take advantage of the highly sensitive electrical receptors called the "Ampullae of Lorenzini" present in a shark’s snout. As fish are without these receptors Shark Shield Technology has negligible effect on them. Divers and Spear fishers have also observed that fish are unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. www.ocean-guardian.com About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au New JURA Z6 with Artificial Intelligence 2019-04-11T03:01:40Z new-jura-z6-with-artificial-intelligence The New JURA Z6 With Artificial Intelligence Media Release - April 2019 JURA Australia is excited to announce the highly anticipated Z6 in Diamond Black with added Artificial Intelligence making it the smartest, and most reliable coffee machine to date. After extensive testing with software engineers, JURA have finally perfected the algorithm for AI. Now, the new Z6 now takes care of programming and customising the start screen automatically. After repetitive use, the coffee machine will intelligently track the drinking behaviours of its user and will only present the most used drinks on the front screen according to their top four favourite coffee specialties. In addition to this smart technology, a new Professional Aroma Grinder has been integrated into the machine, which not only allows for a greater aroma, but also produces less sound adding to the sleek and elegant look of the Diamond Black design. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “The innovative and sophisticated design and functionality of the JURA Z6 changes the way we think about traditional coffee machines. We are so excited for this machine to land in Australia so that consumers can experience first-hand just how intelligent the Z6 really is.” “With the integration of AI, the Z6 is now even more intuitive to use and has totally redefined the at-home coffee drinking experience. The added diamond black design will be a man’s new best friend,” adds George. Along with some of the existing features, the Z6 with AI also includes the following: A Professional Aroma Grinder for ideal grinding results and reduced noise. A new fluid system that enhances the variety to include more barista specialties including espresso doppio. AI which automatically adapts the start screen to personal preferences. 
 A high-tech two-component method creates a Diamond Black design with a sense of depth 22 coffee specialties at the touch of a button. 3.5” TFT user-friendly colour display Automatic switchover from milk to milk foam 10 levels of adjustable coffee strength New sculptural designed water tank The JURA Z6 is available now for RRP $3,950 from au.jura.com, and selected Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Winnings and independent stores. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. www.au.jura.com Finishing Touches - Justine's Top Tips 2019-04-10T05:19:19Z finishing-touches-justines-top-tips The Importance of Finishing Touches Justine Wilson’s top tips to inject a little more life into your home Media Release - April 2019 It’s often the little details that help make a house feel more like a home. Those simple finishing touches - a pop of colour, a scented candle or a glorious artwork, can brighten up any space and make every room feel stylish and complete! Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has shared her top tips on how to select and incorporate the right accessories into your home so that every space feels fresh and elegant. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we believe it’s so easy and so worthwhile to make your home look and feel just that little bit nicer. Don’t underestimate the importance of finishing touches – whether you’re doing up your own home to enjoy, setting up a rental property or staging a property for sale. You don’t have to spend a fortune renovating or redecorating your entire property, it’s as simple as adding the right accessories!” Justine’s top tips on how to add finishing touches to your home: Select an accent colour and utilise it throughout the home – Coordinating a room just like the professionals is easy, just choose a colour to carry throughout your home and accentuate it with accessories. Only a pop of colour is needed, for example a splash of dusty pink in an artwork can be repeated through pink cushions on the lounge, pink flowers or vases on the coffee table. Jazz up the dining table – A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average. Fresh seasonal flowers, candles or greenery in a simple vase paired with stylish cutlery and dinnerware helps to create a polished finish. Create an atmosphere in your outdoor spaces – It’s important not to forget about the outdoor spaces, so dress them the same as you would inside to create flow and continuity. Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience. Don’t neglect the bathroom – Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space. Hide away all your daily products and add a vase of fresh flowers, some perfumes and bath salts to the vanity to create the feeling of an elegant day spa. Spruce up your bedroom – A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw. You can repeat an accent colour that you’ve used elsewhere in the home or mix it up and try adding a contrasting colour to brighten up the space. Matching bedside tables and lamps and a dresser will also help create harmony in the space. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au Winter Skincare Must Haves from dermaviduals 2019-04-10T02:48:45Z winter-skincare-must-haves-from-dermaviduals Winning Duo – Winter Skincare Must Haves Keep your skin soft, healthy & hydrated this winter Media Release - 10 April 2019 As the weather begins to cool down it can only mean one thing, winter is just around the corner and with it often comes cracked lips and dry skin. Your skin shouldn’t have to suffer as the weather changes; taking extra care to protect your skin this winter is easy with the dermaviduals’ hydrating Lip Balm and protective Süüsmoon Lotion N. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals Simone Vescio says, “In winter, sebaceous glands dramatically slow the production of sebum, which weakens the skin barrier. Our barrier is what protects and prevents skin from drying out. To counteract this, we recommend using our Süüsmoon Lotion N and Lip Balm, specially formulated to strengthen the skin’s natural defences and safeguard skin and lips from dehydration.” Reika Roberts, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals adds, “Whether you are hitting the ski fields or just needing the extra protection with the change of weather, add our Lip Balm to your night time routine and let this product work its magic overnight. Give your skin the extra attention it deserves with one of our beloved Süüsmoon Lotion N hydrating mist.” Lip Balm RRP $39.00 – The number one winter must-have to hydrate and repair dry, cracked lips and maintain healthy lips. Formulated with natural waxes in the form of shea butter, bees wax and propolis, the dermaviduals Lip Balm is transparent without pigment to give lips rich, nourishing protection. Provides a superior protective barrier to heal and repair dry and cracked lips leaving them feeling soft and supple all day long. Süüsmoon Lotion N RRP $52.00 – Effectively restores the skin’s natural oil balance and acts as a barrier to support the prevention of dry and neurodermitic skin. Süüsmoon Lotion N contains natural vegetable oils, essential fatty acids and vitamin F to regenerate and promote smooth and hydrated skin. Simply apply the mist to the body, face and hands to keep the areas prone to drying out nourished and protected. Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skincare routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 170 clinics across Australia. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. www.dermaviduals.com.au @dermaviduals #dermaviduals For further information, images or to set up an interview please contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448. Danes Specialty Coffee wins Champion Australian Roaster second year running 2019-04-09T03:58:50Z danes-specialty-coffee-wins-champion-australian-roaster-second-year-running Sydney, Australia, 9 April 2019 – Sydney coffee roaster, Danes Specialty Coffee, has been named Champion Australian Roaster for the second year running at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). The awards, held by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), attract entries from all over the world, with over 805 entries from 151 local and international coffee roasters. “For more than 20 years we’ve built strong relationships throughout our supply chain, from grower to barista, to ensure we can extract the best possible flavour from the beans. To be recognised two years in a row at one of the specialty coffee industry’s most highly regarded awards is a tremendous validation of the effort our whole team puts in,” said Paul Jackson, managing director and owner, Danes. With its focus on coffee education, Danes continues to drive Australia’s specialty coffee industry forward, including training baristas at its headquarters in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches. According to Jackson, “The standard of the Australian specialty coffee industry has improved dramatically in recent years, so this drives the Danes team to obsess over the smallest details to ensure our customers get the best coffee flavour possible each and every day.” Danes prides itself on exceptional consistency across its product range, with high standards to ensure on the most character-filled beans make it to the consumer. Danes sources the best coffee cherries from across the globe, roasts them with care to bring out the best attributes for each origin, blends with precision, and matches to the most suitable brewing method for each product. As well as winning the Champion Australian Roaster title, Danes was also awarded: Gold for its Ascension blend in the espresso blend category Gold for its Kenya Gakundu in the pour over single origin category Silver for its Kenya Ndiaini in the cold brew coffee category Bronze for its Guatemala Finca Anonal in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Gakundu in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Ndiaini in the espresso single origin category Bronze for its Guatemala Finca Anonal in the pour over single origin category Bronze for its Kenya Ndiaini in the pour over single origin category Bronze for its Costa Rica Las Lajas in the pour over single origin category The judging took place over three days in March at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Head Judge Melissa Caia commended the high standards of entries in all categories, with over 330 medals awarded. The Champion Australian Roaster award is based on a points allocation from results across the various categories. Danes win reflects the consistency and quality of its range across blends and single origin, with adaptability to a mix of brewing methods. About Danes Specialty Coffee For over 20 years, Danes Specialty Coffee has been dedicated to providing Australians with the freshest and best tasting coffee. From sourcing the best beans from across the globe, through to roasting and distribution through our online store and cafe partners, Danes ensures the highest quality through monitoring and nurturing the coffee from seed to cup with the focus firmly on flavour. With online sales and subscriptions for homes and office, you need never suffer a bad cup of coffee again. Danes headquarters in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches also provides training to baristas and home brewers to ensure the final coffee drinking experience is nothing short of exceptional. Find out more at www.danes.com.au. For more information or to arrange an interview: Paul Jackson Managing Director and Owner P: 0418 413 972 Same-sex wedding app launches in Australia 2019-04-08T02:03:36Z same-sex-wedding-app-launches-in-australia Yess app Founder’s same-sex wedding using new app World’s first LGBTQIA wedding planning app launches in Australia Media Release - 8 April 2019 Introducing yess, the world’s first, innovative mobile app designed specifically to help the LGBTQIA community in Australia to find non-discriminatory service providers for their next event. yess app helps same-sex couples to plan the perfect wedding, using businesses that love working with people of all walks of life. On Saturday 30th March 2019, Jill Burgess, Founder and Managing Director of yess app, married her partner Kim after celebrating their 21st anniversary last month; 21 years of facing hardship, adversity, prejudice and many challenges. Jill Burgess says, “The idea of yess came to me back in December 2017 when I was starting to plan my own wedding after the ‘YES’ vote went through. I drove past the church my parents were married in and thought, ‘Wow, now for the first time in my life, I can get married.’ I then wondered if anyone in the LGBTQIA community wanted to get married in a church and how you would find out which churches would actually do it.” Thanks to yess app, Jill & Kim planned their wedding in comfort knowing their service providers from marriage officiator and venue, to DJ and the jeweller, are 100% supportive of same-sex marriages. Everyone knows planning any kind of wedding can be stressful, even without the scrutiny of family, friends and strangers that can sadly happen with a same-sex wedding. Yess app has made the wedding planning process as smooth as possible for Jill & Kim. “Knowing how challenging planning a same-sex wedding can be from experience, I believe yess will be able to take the stress out of event planning. Eliminating the worry of whether a service will accept you and your event, yess is an app here to help those in the LGBTQIA community by allowing them to celebrate in style and confidence. You don’t need anyone negative around you when you’re planning one of the most special days of your life!” adds Jill. Jill married her partner Kim at Toowoon Bay Surf Life Saving Club on the Central Coast. As one of Jill and Kim’s favourite spots, the beach at Toowoon Bay holds a lot of special memories for them both. Other service providers listed on the app and used for Jill’s wedding include: Oceanfront Hotel at The Entrance – accommodation Just Cuts Tuggerah Laser Clinics Tuggerah Mark Johnson - DJ Jewellers Goldmark and Angus & Coote at Westfield Tuggerah Honeymoon booked through Flight Centre Tuggerah yess key facts: Free to download and free to use and available at the app store & google play 22 provider categories including: accommodation, bakers, beauty & hair stylists, car hire, caterers, counselling & support, dance tuition, decorations/accessories, digital, entertainment, finance, florists, gyms & personal trainers, jewellers, pets, home improvement, massage & meditation, photographers, venues, wedding attire, wedding celebrants and planners. Over 80 providers already signed up Contact providers by direct message or phone call through the app Can be accessed by anyone regardless of their sexuality and used for any occasion, the app is not limited to weddings. yess is available at the app store and google play today. It is free to download and providers are also free to register. For further information go to: www.getyess.com For further information, images or to speak with Jill Burgess, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 360 PR – rachel@360pr.com.au – 02 9571 4448