The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-07T16:45:43Z We Do Effects Expands Its Video Production Services in India 2021-04-07T16:45:43Z we-do-effects-expands-its-video-production-services-in-india We Do Effects is a company based out of Delhi NCR and so far, has offered its services only to people in Delhi NCR and its surrounding territories. However, now the company has decided to expand its business and offer its services to people all across India. This decision of the company will allow consumers located in other parts of the country to work with some of the most talented and skilled artists, videographers, and photographers India has at the moment. The news will particularly make companies (as well as individuals) looking to create a perfect visual story or advert to promote their products and services extremely happy.We Do Effects is one of the most revered corporate video production and short film makers companies operating in India at the moment. They have taken little time to reach the top of the industry primarily due to their ability to come up with quality work relentlessly. This has been possible primarily due to the deadly combination of experienced professionals and the high-end gear they use when working. The experts at We Do Effects work using advanced video supplies from Red, Phantom, Arri, and so on. The editing, on the other hand, is done using the latest tools from FCP, Adobe, Pinnacle Studio, and Sony Vegas.When asked about the reasons behind We Do Effects’ decision to expand its services in India, the company’s spokesperson said, “We want to reach more people and want to make the world of advertisement and storytelling more enriching and refined.” He added, “The people of India are tired of seeing old-fashioned adverts and companies are thus looking for professionals who can think out of the box and can implement those thoughts aptly when creating adverts. Our company is represented by a bevy of such skilled professionals.”Expansion of We Do Effects’ services in India will definitely change the way adverts are made and stories are told significantly and only for the better. Additionally, many young talents across India will get the opportunity to work with the best in the industry.About We Do Effects: We Do Effects is a video and full services film production company based out of Delhi NCR. It specializes in short film and documentary making, song-writing and music video production, photography, commercial ad film making, and more.For more information, please visit: https://wedoeffects.com/ How to be happily single & avoid depression this Valentine’s Day 2021-02-10T01:17:02Z how-to-be-happily-single-avoid-depression-this-valentines-day WHILE Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a day of joy and romance, many single people spend the day feeling lonely, depressed and suicidal. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that relationship problems are the top cause of suicides today and psychologists worldwide suggest that Valentine’s Day on February 14 is the start of an annual rise in suicide rates that peak in April. It doesn’t have to be this way however as there are many positives to being single, as Gold Coast author Louisa Pateman shares in her new book Single, Again, and Again, and Again… “It takes courage to be single and it’s a big myth that when you meet ‘the one’, you will live happily ever after,” Ms Pateman said. “Your ultimate goal should be happiness - single or not. We all have our own unique life journey. If I had waited for ‘the one’, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing life.” Louisa, 47, has travelled to 73 countries, had multiple properties and chose to have her son solo using a sperm bank at age 37 after stressing out about her biological clock ticking and having more than 13 failed relationships since the age of 21. A civil engineer for 25 years, she created exciting and rewarding life experiences through travel, investing and spending time with girlfriends. “I spent 20 years looking for my soulmate and my son, Nicholas, is now the love of my life. I wouldn’t give him up for any man,” she said. Her tips for being happily single include: Embrace/ accept your situation for what it is and what you have Learn to be present- enjoy the moment Find other single people you can relate to but don’t exclude yourself from couple situations. Find opportunities where you can be around people you can connect with, who have lived part of your journey Love yourself and appreciate your self worth. You determine your own worth by what you will and won’t put up with Find inner contentment and the good in all your challenges. Don’t be a man/ woman hater or shun couples. If you are bitter, resentful or hold grudges from past relationship failures, that bitterness permeates your present experience. Find exciting and rewarding life experiences that you can do on your own. When you come out of a relationship, write down a list of all the things you want to do without a partner and do it, like going on a girl’s retreat or writing a book (eg. I was up 10pm to 2am most nights when writing my book). Stay optimistic about life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for what you have - big and little things. List things you’re grateful for and realise things aren’t that bad. Look at life from a macro perspective and realise how small your issues are in the overall scheme of things Remind yourself that not everyone in a relationship is happy. You may be better off than some people who don’t have the courage to be single Ms Pateman’s tips are also in line with Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day), which is celebrated on February 15 each year. “It is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends, family and loving yourself. You have to accept you are where you are,” Ms Pateman said. “I’m not saying you can get rid of your desires. I’m saying if you don’t have courage to live a rewarding life on your own, life could pass you by and you could miss out on a lot of opportunities.” For more details or for a copy of the book Single, Again, and Again, and Again…, visit www.louisapateman.com ENDS ___________________________________________________ MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: AA Xpose Media Director/ Photojournalist Aldwyn Altuney ph: 0409 895 055 Out of the Ashes- a new Steampunk Circus Spectacular fires up in Brunswick 2020-12-09T05:21:03Z out-of-the-ashes-a-new-steampunk-circus-spectacular-fires-up-in-brunswick Rising from the ashes of lockdown, the home of Brunswick’s famous creative subculture, Rubix Warehouse has been reborn. Just like the famed bird with which it shares a street name, it’s dusting off its feathers to deliver an all-new spectacular dinner show experience. A pandemic-forced hiatus afforded founder and owner Tanya El Gamal a chance to recalibrate, and the time to curate and collaborate with a number of artists. El Gamal wanted to allow the avant-garde club to mature as she had, finding a solution for supporting artists and a new way to continue to keep this creative venue evolving. The result is a theatrical Steampunk Circus experience encompassing an award-winning cast who will take up a performance residency at Rubix, backed by live house band The Ruffled Feathers. The inclusive dinner and show experience will deliver some of the country’s best in circus and cabaret performance; a structured arts experience that will surprise, tantalise and tease. Steampunk encompasses a 19th-century Victorian-inspired industrial fusion of sci-fi and technology; amalgamating fashion, make up, accessories and jewellery. The subculture evolving from the notion that the world would look a little different if the era’s inhabitants had prevailed over technological innovation and escaping to the safe space from the crumbling outside world. Airmistress Octavia will take you to new heights, while Vera Von Vixen simultaneously plunges you into sexual desire. Be mystified and amazed with the juggling skills of NICA superstar Mistatrix and set your world on fire with brazen burlesque beauty Luna Rouge. All the while be lulled into an alternate world with the chords of singer Madam Phoenix. Tickets include two-course dinner from the all-new Rubix pizza bar, a complimentary drink on arrival and 1.5 hour Smokin' Phoenix Steampunk Circus show. Up to two shows per evening will run from Thursdays to Saturdays at 6.30pm and 8.30pm until February, see ticket link for shows. “Rubix has always supported the fringes of music-loving individuals in a fluidity that transcends all genres. We are so excited to innovate once again with a unique offering that fuses art, live music, theatre and performing arts,” said El Gamal. A renowned Melbourne music, arts and community contributor, El-Gamal has two decades of experience in venue operations, event management and community program development as well as being a passionate artist herself. El Gamal, repurposed materials from her second venture - Our Friends Farm - Victoria’s largest licenced music venue located in Tallarook Victoria. First established by legendary venue operator ‘Bruzzy’ who owned the Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy, Tallarook Hotel and the Royal Hotel in Seymour before setting up this beautiful 221 acre property as a one of a kind entertainment and accommodation park in 1999. Rubix is now offering seated dining options with the show, or casual dining in the newly renovated front pizza bar- reimagined with beautiful timber bench seating and long timber slab tables, with the antique metal harrows inherited from the farm claiming the centrepiece above the bar. It has been a labour of love with El Gamal and her partner Jay Tiilikka on the tools, spending weekends renovating Rubix, and weekdays working on the farm. “I was given a commercial pizza oven, and that was the catalyst – from there we built the pizza bar, using materials from the farm to tie in both of my favourite places, giving Rubix a facelift with a rustic and cosy feel. We have designed a yummy pizza and snack menu to cater for all tastes which will also be available for delivery from Mr Yum soon,” she said. The show is an ideal outing for lovers of quirky performance, circus theatre, the eccentric at heart, those who love the unexpected. Guest will enjoy the unique and interactive performance, which is ideal for singles, couples group bookings, hens and bucks nights, corporate and group bookings and anyone after a unique post-covid arts extravaganza. Additional Info and tickets for Smokin’ Phoenix Steampunk Circus at smokinphoenix.eventbrite.com.au -ENDS- Innovation Out of COVID: Unbridely Launches Unbridely Connect Beta 2020-12-02T07:08:01Z innovation-out-of-covid-unbridely-launches-unbridely-connect-beta The Australian wedding industry has been decimated in 2020. COVID restrictions, job losses and closed borders have meant that thousands of celebrations have been postponed, cancelled or downscaled and it’s not just engaged couples who’ve had their heart broken. Often securing work 12-18 months in advance, professional wedding vendors have taken a massive hit to the number of current and future bookings for their specialist products and services. Adelaide born and bred, award-winning celebrant and founder of wedding blog Unbridely, Camille Abbott, knew that she needed to find a way to help her colleagues. Bringing together a small group of South Australian wedding vendors in a private Facebook group in May, they focused their energy on how they could adapt to the market needs.  Together, the group developed and refined a new concept in wedding planning – a rapid response enquiry tool called Unbridely Connect. Unbridely Connect allows engaged couples to search for reputable wedding suppliers by location, date, time and category and within 12 hours, receive an email with up to 3 talented, experienced and reliable vendors who all are available and eager to work with them - all without divulging their personal information to the suppliers, no more wedding spam! All Unbridely Suppliers have been hand-picked by Camille, have 2+ years wedding industry specific experience, business insurance and an ABN, and believe in the core values of inclusivity, clear communication, creative mindset and excellence in customer service. The beta launch of Unbridely Connect and the accompanying directory Unbridely Suppliers (beta in South Australia with scope to grow nation-wide) is Friday 4 December 2020: www.unbridelyconnect.com.au www.unbridelysuppliers.com.au Our Story – how it all started 2020-09-10T14:47:03Z our-story-how-it-all-started Education has always been part of my life. As a 5 years old child I dreamed of becoming first a teacher and then a school leader who would take care of her own creation. I wanted to make space for the wonder of learning and knowledge, for the beauty of each single individual – something that deeply inside me felt like being the most important purpose of life: finding her/his own potential and making it available to oneself and society as a whole. My life story took me on this journey. I became an expert in education, knowledge management and leadership. As a teacher, university lecturer, trainer, adult educator and executive in international educational institutions, I have always been and continue to be committed to helping each person realize their uniqueness and bring it to the world. I worked internationally and I see education and personal development as the vehicle for real change. After having worked and researched in the education field (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor in Business Administration in Higher Education Management, Master in Giftedness) for over 30 years I used to write a number of articles and books – among others I wrote the book ‘Tacit knowledge sharing at Higher Education Institutions’ which became a source for academics in the field of knowledge transfer. Finally, after an additional move to a new place and in the mids of doing research on the topic ‘A comparison of diverse education systems’ I met Katharina Ferster, the co-founder of School Beyond Limitations. One day she called me (I was a participant of one of her marketing coaching courses), by asking me: ‘Martina, where does your heart belong to?’ Promptly I answered that it beats for education and giving young students the opportunity to live their full potential.Katharina, being a mother of two daughters, then said: ‘Wouldn’t it be possible to create an online school?’
That was the starting point for the creation and the design of School Beyond Limitations: A school that would see the student as a whole human being – a school that would go beyond limitations. I am proud for having designed this school concept and grateful to Katharina for having pushed me in this direction. We were meant to meet in order to bring School Beyond Limitations alive! And this is exactly what I was dreaming about when I was a 5 years old child. MULTI BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LAUNCHES ‘GLOBAL GOOD NEWS CHALLENGE' 2020-08-03T04:51:08Z multi-best-selling-author-launches-global-good-news-challenge A former journalist turned media master is on a mission to spread good news to the masses and says digital currency has the capacity to bring communities together in the face of the global pandemic. The bestselling author and journalist of 36 years who established her own media agency in 2002 in Southport on the Gold Coast, is launching the 8-day ‘Global Good News Challenge’ on 3 August in an effort to help combat suicide, depression and anxiety rates. Aldwyn Altuney, of AA Xpose Media, who recently joined Qoin (Eds; pronounced ‘coin’), Australia’s newest digital currency, is inspired to share positive stories and is using the Qoin platform to spread her message further. “Globally, around one million people commit suicide each year and that has increased since Covid-19. I personally had four close friends take their own lives before the age of 45 and, throughout my own life, I’ve also battled with depression and suicidal tendencies,” Ms Altuney said. “Next Monday, I’m launching an 8-day ‘Global Good News Challenge’, which will run from 3-10 August. Since COVID-19 hit, the public has been inundated by negative news and this challenge will promote positivity.” An advocate for empowerment, Ms Altuney believes alternative currencies to cash are “no longer a luxury, but an essential” and she acquired $10,000 in Qoin when she first joined as part of her own wealth strategy. She intends to both accept payment in Qoin and engage businesses through the Qoin network, as well as promote her message of positivity. “Qoin is a brilliant idea. I think it’s really important to have alternative currencies. Qoin not only brings communities together, but it empowers people to be able to do business and do life without relying on the traditional banking system. “People need to get smarter at having alternative ways of trading and dealing with their money. Silver, gold and barter used to be the way and now it’s digital currencies. “As a business owner, what I love most about Qoin is there are no fees.” Over six months, more than 7000 small business merchants, including many in Southport, are now accepting Qoin, the newest digital currency, built on blockchain, that offers cashless transactions. And now Southport is being specifically approached following research undertaken by Qoin that shows Southport businesses and merchants are keen to get involved in digital currencies. Qoin Australia Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Barker says: “We have done our homework in Southport and we have a dedicated sales team of independent agents that are in contact with Southport businesses. “The current economic climate off the back of COVID-19 has encouraged many business people to open their eyes to new ways of doing business and that includes digital currency.” Mr Barker says the time is ripe for digital currencies, like Qoin, as ‘coronavirus has paved the way for small businesses to consider digital currencies to attract new customers and facilitate in-store transactions’. A simple breath test can now find an accurate ketosis level 2020-02-05T00:08:01Z a-simple-breath-test-can-now-find-an-accurate-ketosis-level A three-second breath is all it takes to now obtain an accurate ketone level thanks to a new, smart, handheld electronic meter. Invasive and unpleasant blood and urine tests can be eliminated. If you are on a keto diet, the highly sensitive KetoScan Mini meter, which works with a mobile app, allows all ketone test results to be tracked from a smartphone. By accurately detecting ketone levels, users can keep within a desired range, depending on the level of ketosis required. The KetoScan Mini can measure breath acetone concentration up to 99 parts per million. The simple test can be done at home, in the gym, after a swim or jog or anywhere a fat loss result is required. There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, with the most common being a very low-carb, high-fat diet that involves reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This diet allows the body to start burning fat instead of glucose and can help people lose weight. This reduction in carbs puts a body into a metabolic state called ketosis. It is recommended that anyone undertaking a keto diet first seeks advice from their GP. The highly accurate KetoScan Mini from Andatech is 10 times more sensitive to ethanol and 50 times more sensitive to hydrogen than other sensors. It is designed to detect acetone (ketone) concentration and ignore other gasses that can contaminate the results. The more fat that is metabolised into energy, the higher the levels of ketone in the breath. A Ketone Levels Chart is provided with the device that shows 13 ketosis levels along with an acetone reading, which is an indication of body fat lipolysis and ketone generation. Early ketosis starts at a level of 2ppm (part per million) with a proper ketosis level starting at 5ppm. The optimum level is 10-40ppm and shows the user is burning fat at a rapid pace. Email and share results With people who are on an exercise program or being coached on their dietary intake, ketone test results can be emailed to the coach, personal trainer and their physician. Results can also be shared with diet and fitness buddies with the KetoScan app displaying weekly rankings between two and more people, which can help motivate everyone to reach their goals. In monitoring all results, the device and app keeps all historical quantitative data on measuring ketosis and fat loss. Synchronised Pairing with the KetoScan mobile app allows users to synchronise to iOS Health, Samsung Health and Google Fit, which can help users better reach their fitness and weight loss goals. The ability for self-diagnosis of ketosis is easy with the KetoScan Mini and app. To maintain its accuracy, it notifies the user when calibration is required, which is needed after 300 tests. The device will lock after 320 tests to prevent it from providing inaccurate results. For more information visit: https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/products/ketoscan-mini ends About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ To request high res photos please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR on 03 9803 2588 or email wendy@wmcpr.com.au Renowned wedding venue Doltone House celebrates 50 Golden Years 2019-10-25T06:28:37Z renowned-wedding-venue-doltone-house-celebrates-50-golden-years The family behind Doltone House today celebrated a momentous milestone – 50 Golden Years of the brand – at their first venue in Sylvania Waters. An official plaque commemorating this extraordinary achievement was revealed by The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia in the presence of The Hon. Mark Raymond Speakman, SC MP, Councillor Carmelo Pesce, Mayor of Sutherland Shire, along with NSW parliamentarians, local councillors, business leaders and family members. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP, remarked on the entrepreneurial nature, bravery, ambition and strong family ties of the Signorelli family who remain at the helm of Doltone House, namely Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman, Anna Cesarano, Chief Executive Officer and Nina Milazzo, Chief Operating Officer, who have worked tirelessly since taking over the business 25 years ago from the Stubbs family. “Family gives a sense of love and welcome. When I think of the Signorelli family, who have been in business for so long, I think of a family who has an intense love and passion for each other, and that love overflows into the community they serve. “None are better than Doltone House. They are the standard. The quality of the food, the attention to detail - nothing is too hard. “They aren’t a business just seeking to make money, it’s a business seeking to make a difference in the lives of its customers,” said Prime Minister Morrison. Paul Signorelli, said the family has always had ambitious plans for the business, however these plans are always based around one thing – delivering exceptional, personalised service for each wedding and social event. “We believe we’ve had success because we’ve kept what is important front and centre – great service and exceptional product. Life celebrations are so important, and we ensure our guests have a personalised and spectacular event. “Even today our clients know they can reach out to us personally – they know we absolutely care about every single event,” said Mr Signorelli. One of their well-known and popular ventures Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont, is a testament to the family’s vision and drive. In 2004, Paul, Anna and Nina, led the transformation of the wedding landscape in Sydney when they saw the potential in an old empty warehouse on Jones Bay Wharf. After years of planning, they opened the doors to the fully renovated and restored finger wharf. “Jones Bay Wharf was a monumental project for us and for Sydney. At the time we had to convince a lot of people to hold their glamorous and corporate events there, however they were quickly won over by the quality of the food and offerings,” said Mrs Milazzo. In 2009 the development of Doltone House, Darling Island Pyrmont, on the site of Sydney’s old temporary casino, was transformed into a world-leading venue for sustainability. “We have committed to sustainability throughout our business, from sourcing locally-grown food, to investing and creating the first Six Green Star building in NSW. “As a business dedicated to the long-term, we know the importance of sustainability and the value it will play in the future,” said Mrs Cesarano. In 2013 the business renovated and transformed the old Tattersalls Club building on Elizabeth Street, Sydney and Doltone House Hyde Park was born. However, it is their philanthropic work the Signorelli family is most proud. They currently support over 150 charities and inspired by their father’s passing, they started The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation through which they have raised millions of dollars for research into Mesothelioma, Asbestos Cancer. In 2010 the Signorelli family also gifted to the people of NSW, a life-size bronze statue titled, ‘Life From A Suitcase’ which sits on Darling Island as a celebration of immigration in Australia; a tribute to migrant success stories. Over 50 years, Doltone House has hosted almost 67,000 events, including over 15,000 weddings, and have catered for over 6,400,000 people. Doltone House employs over 550 people across Sydney and dedicates their success to their staff. Mr Signorelli said: “Our staff are an extension of our family. We couldn’t have reached where we are today without their commitment and efforts, we have been honoured to work with such great people.” Doltone House has been recognised for its extraordinary business results having won over 50 prestigious awards. However, as Anna Cesarano notes, this hasn’t meant they’ve forgotten their strong family roots. “We were inspired by our father Biaggio and mother Fina to do our best, work for each other and give to others. Our father’s legacy sits front and centre with us every day, and we know how proud of us he would be,” said Mrs Cesarano. The Signorelli family now operates six venues and over 30 event spaces. They will open Marconi Events at Marconi Club in 2020, an event destination precinct in Milperra, NSW in 2025 and have more projects in the pipeline. -ends- Notes to editor: The commemorative ceremony was attended by: The Hon. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service The Hon. John Sidoti MP, Member for Drummoyne The Hon. John Ajaka MLC, President of the Legislative Council of NSW The Hon. Don Harwin MLC, Special Minister of State and Minister for Public Services and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts The Hon. Morris Iemma, Former Premier of NSW The Hon. Bruce Baird Ms Eleni Petinos MP, Member for Miranda Mr Chris Minns MP, Member for Kogarah Mr. Craig Kelly MP, Member for Hughes Mr Stephen Kamper MP, Member for Rockdale Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council, Carmelo Pesce Deputy Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council, Steve Simpson Mayor of Fairfield City Council, Frank Carbone Mayor of Georges River, Kevin Green Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown, Khal Asfour Cr. Marie Simone, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Kent Johns, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Carol Provan, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Ray Plibersek, Sutherland Shire Council Interviews are available with: Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman Anna Cesarano, Chief Executive Officer Nina Milazzo, Chief Operating Officer Please request via the media contacts below. Media Contacts: Zadro Agency Jessica McLean, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | 02 9212 7867 | 0400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.au Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | 0404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au About Doltone House www.doltonehouse.com.au In 1969, Dolly and Tony Stubbs started Doltone House, opening their first venue in Sylvania Waters in Sydney. In 1995, the Signorelli family took over the business and have been pioneers in Sydney for the events industry, leading the way in catering, sustainability and professionalism. Doltone House remains family-owned and operated, and is run by three siblings: Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman; Anna Cesarano, CEO and Nina Milazzo, COO. Their father and mother always had family businesses and Biaggio Signorelli’s legacy of philanthropy, being customer-centric and a family businessman continues through his three children. The family is well-known for their entrepreneurial spirit, client focus and taking a chance on each other. Their courage and determination are well-regarded. Doltone House is an iconic brand in the hospitality space of Sydney and NSW and are the leading hospitality group in corporate events, weddings and social events. Their high-end unique venue collection employs over 550 staff across the six venues and 30 event spaces; they will open Marconi Events at Marconi Club in 2020, an event destination precinct in Milperra, NSW in 2025, and more projects are in the pipeline. Doltone House Darling Island Pyrmont was NSW’s first 6 Green Star building. The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation – the families’ philanthropic contribution to NSW for Mesothelioma – Asbestos Cancer), is very active and has raised millions of dollars to create awareness, early detection, treatment and work towards a cure. ‘Life From A Suitcase’ – the name of the bronze statue which sits outside the Doltone House Darling Island venue. The Signorelli family gifted this statue to the people of NSW as a celebration of immigration in Australia. What you didn’t know about Doltone House: 67,415 events over 50 years 15,640 weddings over 50 years 1,918,450 pasta dishes served at wedding and social events 5,821,450 entrees, mains and desserts served at wedding and social events 7,274,100 canapes served at wedding and social events The largest event held at a Doltone House venue: 2,500 people 552 staff members 86% staff retention rate in the last 18-months 18 staff have worked at Doltone House for 10 years or more 30 staff have worked at Doltone House for 5-9 years 2-3 interns per year in each department: Sales – Corporate Sales – Weddings Events Human Resources Marketing Finance Projects Apprentice Chefs House of Doltone (event styling) Doltone House are members of Business Events Sydney, Exhibition & Events Australia Association, Restaurant & Catering Australia, Family Business Australia, Chamber of Commerce and AHA Hotel Association Doltone House have been awarded 51 awards Doltone House sponsor countless industry events ‘Catering by Doltone’ officially launched in 2019 and is an external catering business. Images: Additional images and the full program can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gpkr6cfe5d9wi40/AADK-HIYQxSbn3QzUtvSRJ0Ja?dl=0 1. PM with the Signorelli family unveiling the plaque 2. Paul Signorelli, Anna Cesarano, Nina Milazzo 3. Paul Signorelli 4. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and the Signorelli family cutting the cake Doltone House celebrates 50 Golden Years 2019-10-25T06:20:47Z doltone-house-celebrates-50-golden-years The family behind Doltone House today celebrated a momentous milestone – 50 Golden Years of the brand – at their first venue in Sylvania Waters. An official plaque commemorating this extraordinary achievement was revealed by The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia in the presence of The Hon. Mark Raymond Speakman, SC MP, Councillor Carmelo Pesce, Mayor of Sutherland Shire, along with NSW parliamentarians, local councillors, business leaders and family members. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP, remarked on the entrepreneurial nature, bravery, ambition and strong family ties of the Signorelli family who remain at the helm of Doltone House, namely Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman, Anna Cesarano, Chief Executive Officer and Nina Milazzo, Chief Operating Officer, who have worked tirelessly since taking over the business 25 years ago from the Stubbs family. “Family gives a sense of love and welcome. When I think of the Signorelli family, who have been in business for so long, I think of a family who has an intense love and passion for each other, and that love overflows into the community they serve. “None are better than Doltone House. They are the standard. The quality of the food, the attention to detail - nothing is too hard. “They aren’t a business just seeking to make money, it’s a business seeking to make a difference in the lives of its customers,” said Prime Minister Morrison. Paul Signorelli, said the family has always had ambitious plans for the business, however these plans are always based around one thing – delivering exceptional, personalised service. “We believe our success is due to keeping what is important front and centre – great service and exceptional product. Even today, our clients know they can reach out to us personally, they know we absolutely care about every single event,” said Mr Signorelli. One of their well-known ventures Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont, is a testament to the family’s vision and drive. In 2004, Paul, Anna and Nina, led the transformation of the event landscape in Sydney when they saw the potential in an old empty warehouse on Jones Bay Wharf. After years of planning, they opened the doors to the fully renovated and restored finger wharf. “Jones Bay Wharf was a monumental project for us and for Sydney. At the time, we had to convince a lot of people to hold their glamorous and corporate events there, however they were quickly won over by the quality of the food and offerings,” said Mrs Milazzo. In 2009, the development of Doltone House, Darling Island Pyrmont, on the site of Sydney’s old temporary casino, was transformed into a world-leading venue for sustainability. “We have committed to sustainability throughout our business, from sourcing locally-grown food, to investing and creating the first Six Green Star building in NSW. “As a business dedicated to the long-term, we know the importance of sustainability and the value it will play in the future,” said Mrs Cesarano. In 2013, the business renovated and transformed the old Tattersalls Club building on Elizabeth Street, Sydney and Doltone House Hyde Park was born. However, it is their philanthropic work the Signorelli family is most proud. They currently support over 150 charities and, inspired by their father’s passing, started The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation through which they have raised millions of dollars for research into Mesothelioma, Asbestos Cancer. The Signorelli family also gifted to the people of NSW in 2010, a life-size bronze statue titled, ‘Life From A Suitcase’ which sits on Darling Island as a celebration of immigration in Australia; a tribute to migrant success stories. Over 50 years, Doltone House has hosted almost 67,000 events, 32,400 of them business events, and catered for over 6,400,000 people. Doltone House employs over 550 people across Sydney and attributes their success to their staff. Mr Signorelli said: “Our staff are an extension of our family. We couldn’t have reached where we are today without their commitment and efforts, we have been honoured to work with such great people.” Doltone House has been recognised for its extraordinary business results having won over 50 prestigious awards. However, as Anna Cesarano notes, this hasn’t meant they’ve forgotten their strong family roots. “We were inspired by our father Biaggio and mother Fina to do our best, work for each other and give to others. Our father’s legacy sits front and centre with us every day, and we know how proud of us he would be,” said Mrs Cesarano. The Signorelli family now operates six venues and over 30 event spaces. They will open Marconi Events at Marconi Club in 2020, an event destination precinct in Milperra, NSW in 2025, and have more projects in the pipeline. -ends- Notes to editor: The commemorative ceremony was attended by: The Hon. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service The Hon. John Sidoti MP, Member for Drummoyne The Hon. John Ajaka MLC, President of the Legislative Council of NSW The Hon. Don Harwin MLC, Special Minister of State and Minister for Public Services and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts The Hon. Morris Iemma, Former Premier of NSW The Hon. Bruce Baird Ms Eleni Petinos MP, Member for Miranda Mr Chris Minns MP, Member for Kogarah Mr. Craig Kelly MP, Member for Hughes Mr Stephen Kamper MP, Member for Rockdale Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council, Carmelo Pesce Deputy Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council, Steve Simpson Mayor of Fairfield City Council, Frank Carbone Mayor of Georges River, Kevin Green Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown, Khal Asfour Cr. Marie Simone, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Kent Johns, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Carol Provan, Sutherland Shire Council Cr. Ray Plibersek, Sutherland Shire Council Interviews are available with: Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman Anna Cesarano, Chief Executive Officer Nina Milazzo, Chief Operating Officer Please request via the media contacts below. Media Contacts: Zadro Agency Jessica McLean, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | 02 9212 7867 | 0400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.au Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | 0404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au About Doltone House www.doltonehouse.com.au In 1969, Dolly and Tony Stubbs started Doltone House, opening their first venue in Sylvania Waters in Sydney. In 1995, the Signorelli family took over the business and have been pioneers in Sydney for the events industry, leading the way in catering, sustainability and professionalism. Doltone House remains family-owned and operated, and is run by three siblings: Paul Signorelli, Executive Chairman; Anna Cesarano, CEO and Nina Milazzo, COO. Their father and mother always had family businesses and Biaggio Signorelli’s legacy of philanthropy, being customer-centric and a family businessman continues through his three children. The family is well-known for their entrepreneurial spirit, client focus and taking a chance on each other. Their courage and determination are well-regarded. Doltone House is an iconic brand in the hospitality space of Sydney and NSW and are the leading hospitality group in corporate events, weddings and social events. Their high-end unique venue collection employs over 550 staff across the six venues and 30 event spaces; they will open Marconi Events at Marconi Club in 2020, an event destination precinct in Milperra, NSW in 2025, and more projects are in the pipeline. Doltone House Darling Island Pyrmont was NSW’s first 6 Green Star building. The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation – the families’ philanthropic contribution to NSW for Mesothelioma, is very active and has raised millions of dollars to create awareness, early detection, treatment and work towards a cure. ‘Life From A Suitcase’ – the name of the bronze statue which sits outside the Doltone House Darling Island venue. The Signorelli family gifted this statue to the people of NSW as a celebration of immigration in Australia. What you don’t know about Doltone House: 67,415 events over 50 years 1,500,899 sandwiches at conferences 4,765,622 entrees, mains and desserts served at business events 5,614,224 canapes served at business events Largest event held at a Doltone House venue: 2,500pax 552 staff members 86% staff retention rate over the last 18-months 18 staff have worked at Doltone House for 10 years or more 30 staff have worked at Doltone House for 5-9 years 2-3 interns per year in each department: Sales – Corporate Sales – Weddings Events Human Resources Marketing Finance Projects Apprentice Chefs House of Doltone (event styling) Doltone House are members of Business Events Sydney, Exhibition & Events Australia Association, Restaurant & Catering Australia, Family Business Australia, Chamber of Commerce and AHA Hotel Association Doltone House have been awarded 51 awards Doltone House sponsor countless industry events ‘Catering by Doltone’ officially launched in 2019 and is an external catering business. Images: Additional images and the full program can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gpkr6cfe5d9wi40/AADK-HIYQxSbn3QzUtvSRJ0Ja?dl=0 Image of PM unveiling the plaque with members of the Signorelli family [LEFT] Anna Cesarano, Paul Signorelli and Nina Milazzo Paul Signorelli Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and the Signorelli family cutting cake New La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil 2019-10-21T23:17:30Z new-la-mav-marula-face-cleansing-oil Introducing La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil, a purifying blend of natural oils that cleanses the skin and gently dissolves makeup and impurities to reveal a clear, radiant complexion. The nourishing, antioxidant-rich formula enhances skin’s natural repair and keeps the lipid barrier intact, restoring moisture balance for a healthy glow and is available now at lamav.com. 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The new La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil is available now in an 80ml airless pump at an RRP of $39.95. www.lamav.com The Show Sydney is coming to town in 2020 2019-10-17T05:35:58Z the-show-sydney-is-coming-to-town-in-2020 Introducing Australia’s ultimate professional makeup, hair and beauty event, The Show Sydney. Being held at The International Convention Centre on the 8th and 9th of February 2020, world-class makeup, hair and beauty experts and brands will showcase the latest in trends, technology and techniques to over 5,000 expected attendees across the weekend. The brainchild of educational expert Scott Lattimer and industry professional Eliza Campagna, The Show Sydney is set to be so much more than a typical trade show. Eliza says, “The Show Sydney has been created to be an educational platform that will provide a unique retail experience showcasing the best in class brands and artists across hair, makeup and beauty.” “Not limited to one category, or level of experience, our mission is to provide professionals, enthusiasts to students and beauty lovers with the opportunity to equip themselves with the latest techniques from all areas, under the one roof,” adds Scott. To date, The Show Sydney has confirmed the following all-star line-up: Jennifer Guerrero (Hair) - 3 x Emmy Award Winner & 10 x Emmy Nominee Brian Sipe (Makeup) - 1 x Emmy Award Winner Damian Martin & Adam Johansen – Odd Studio (Makeup) - 1 x Bafta Award Winners & 1 x Oscar Award Winners Rachel Montgomery (Makeup) - 1 x MAGAP Award Winner, 1 x AHFA Award Winner & 4 x ABIA Award Winner Helen Magelaki (Hair & Makeup) - AACTA Nominee Vanessa Davis a.k.a "The SKulltress" (Hair & Makeup) - Instagram sensation (over 1M followers) also The Wigs and Makeup Manager of the London Opera Chereine Waddel (Makeup) - 1 x AHFA Award Winner & Beauty Editor at Laud Magazine Pip Lund (Hair & Makeup) - Hair & Makeup Supervisor at Channel 7 Nicola Magiro Waters (Hair) - Cirque Du Soleil & Muriel’s Wedding The Show Sydney Event Details: Date: 8th and 9th February 2020 Time: Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm Location: The International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Tickets: Available from Sunday 27th October 2019 Handles: @theshowsydney “Beyond our fabulous educational presentations, attendees will be able to view and purchase the latest and greatest industry and consumer products and tools. It’s a fantastic opportunity for career inspiration, retail therapy, and interactive education with some of the world’s finest talent,” said Eliza. Theshowsydney.com.au JURA celebrates 25 years of expertise in automatic coffee machines 2019-10-16T22:40:36Z jura-celebrates-25-years-of-expertise-in-automatic-coffee-machines X How to introduce a greenwall to any space in your home 2019-10-09T03:28:54Z how-to-introduce-a-greenwall-to-any-space-in-your-home Indoors or out, a greenwall in the home not only beautifies the space, it also improves the air quality, provides insulation and improves the mood of each member of the household. Mark Paul, Founder of The Greenwall Company and former Horticulturist of the Year shares his tips for greening any space in the home. “There are a few things you need to take into consideration prior to installing a greenwall in your home, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. The first is, do you currently have access to water, light and airflow. If not, is it going to be an extra cost to install plumbing, lighting or fans? Secondly, will the plants you like thrive in the space that you’ve chosen. Plant selection is key, and every space will require a different pallet design.” Mark shares his tips for each room he’s installed greenwalls and greenroofs: Outdoor Room: An outdoor greenwall can be a great way to not only hide tired/old fencing or an ugly wall, but also provide privacy from your neighbours. If planted correctly with high reaching plants in the top section of the wall, you’ll be able to create extra height and privacy without council approval. Living Room: Get back to nature indoors. Greenwalls applied to internal walls, particularly in living spaces, offer a surprisingly high level of insulation. In winter they keep the warm air in and in summer they keep the hot air out. Kitchens: The important thing about plant selection when it comes to kitchens is to opt for plants which are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Bathroom: Greenwalls in bathrooms are great for improved air quality and the removal of toxins. They are becoming more and more popular following recent TV series showing them. The Roof: A forgotten space for many. Applying a greenroof, or in our case EcoPillows to your roof will capture stormwater in addition to other benefits including, softening a hard roof surface, improved air quality and insulation. “No matter what area you’re working with, our new and improved greenwall and greenroof systems can be easily customised to fit any space, large or small,” said Mark. About The Greenwall Company: 
 The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. An unequalled product, Greenwall can be used like cladding to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out. The system developed by Mark Paul at The Greenwall Company over approximately 30 years, presents an innovative system based on inorganic media and adjustable substrate depth that retains moisture and simulates conditions resembling natural soil. In addition, by using plants adapted to impoverished environments and seasonal drought, The Greenwall Company achieves water efficient planting that is resilient to inevitable short-term human and mechanical failures. www.greenwall.com.au dermaviduals release Christmas Duos for the whole family 2019-10-08T22:51:04Z dermaviduals-release-christmas-duos-for-the-whole-family dermaviduals’ popular Christmas Duos are back and these pamper packs will help to tick every loved one off the present list this holiday season. 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About dermaviduals: 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 skin care routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 300 clinics across Australia and New Zealand. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. www.dermaviduals.com.au Why you shouldn’t be scared to buy an apartment in 2019 2019-10-08T03:59:16Z why-you-shouldnt-be-scared-to-buy-an-apartment-in-2019-2 Contrary to recent reports on apartment building defects and faults creating fear amongst prospective apartment investors, Adrian Wilson, Founder of Ayre Real Estate, shares his expert advice to bring back confidence in the market. Adrian Wilson says, "We are sympathetic to the recent issues a number of investors and homeowners have had and are continuing to face. It is a real tragedy that anybody should have to go through the scenarios reported in the media. However, we are of the view that these issues are isolated to a faction of the country’s apartment buildings. The vast majority of new buildings offer profitable, low risk investments. In particular, there have been some fantastic, high quality buildings in Sydney that have recently been completed. “When purchasing in a completed development we encourage investors to do their due diligence and use some readily available tools to ensure they are confident in their purchase decision. Just like you would instruct a building inspection prior to purchasing a house, the process is the same for apartments by way of a strata search. Unfortunately, it seems many people are unsure of the potential red flags to look out for, or they completely neglect this process. “When it comes to off-the-plan purchasers, there is obviously more inherent risk as the building is yet to be constructed. However, buying anything before you can see, touch and feel it on a ‘sight-unseen basis carries a degree of risk. Stick to a reputable developer and builder and ensure you have appropriate legal advice. I’ve seen thousands of people over my career do incredibly well from buying off-the-plan. In most cases, the risk has paid off with sound capital growth. Buyers should not be deterred from considering apartment investments but should do their homework to ensure they are comfortable with both the risks and opportunities that buying off-the-plan provides,” adds Adrian. Adrian’s top five tips for those looking to purchase an apartment with confidence in 2019 include: Conduct a Strata Search If the property is very old, consider also conducting a Building Inspection Do some research on the developer Due diligence on the builder Homework and research the area for recent sales, rental rates and what buildings are popular or close to amenities and transport “When you look at the number of apartments built in comparison to the number of complaints reported, it is an incredibly small number that have been affected beyond normal warranty and defects. Building is a complex art form and issues can occur. Luckily in most cases, they are easily fixable.” said Adrian. About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists, delivers apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au