The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-25T01:13:59Z Travel Companies: Want to get in front of Thousands of Australian Travellers? 2020-05-25T01:13:59Z travel-companies-want-to-get-in-front-of-thousands-of-australian-travellers Racking your brain figuring out how to get in front of a fresh audience post Covid19?  This is for you. The Australian economy has taken a hit over the last few months with Covid19, and Australian national services company, PetCloud, want to support Australia's Tourism Industry and see thousands of operators get back on their feet with bookings. So whether you run a chain of hotels, an airline, a farm stay, a cruise ship, a glamping or wellness retreat - they want to hear from you.  PetCloud has thousands of frequent travelling Pet Owners who want to be enticed to travel domestically over the next few months.   Previous travel collaborations have landed on national breakfast tv, showcased at expos, national news sites, and have included Flights, Hotel Gift Cards, Luxury 5 Star Ocean View Rooms. Due to previous demand, expressions of interest from travel companies are open for the next 5 days only. __________________________________________________________________________ About PetCloud:  PetCloud is headed up by former travel industry executives and is Australia's most trusted national Pet Care Services Network part-owned by RSPCA Qld with over 100,000+ users.   PetCloud helps travel companies in the following ways:  1. Increase Booking Frequency PetCloud encourages EXISTING customers to book more frequently due to national availability of Pet Carers, increasing travel companies' annual revenue. 2. Access Fresh Segment of Customers PetCloud helps travel companies access NEW customers who previously experienced a barrier to travel, increasing companies' annual revenue + increase customer base. Australia’s Leading Experience Company, Hidden Door Experiences, Releases We Clue, a Game-Changing Race-Style App 2020-05-21T03:03:18Z australia-s-leading-experience-company-hidden-door-experiences-releases-we-clue-a-game-changing-race-style-app Sydney, Australia - Australia’s leading group experience company, Hidden Door Experiences, is pleased to announce the release of We Clue, a new app developed for people to play Amazing Race-style city adventures with their friends, families and work colleagues.   All Sydney races on We Clue will be free until the end of August to coincide with the easing of COVID restrictions.   Designed to help users explore their city and compete in a fun and friendly competition, We Clue users can create teams, choose from existing races or design their own race, solve clues as a team, and solve clues and puzzles while on the move.   As the COVID-19 restrictions start to lift, finding exciting and fun-filled activities for the whole family can be a challenge, thereby making We Clue an ideal way out to balancing fitness, fun and adventure.   The simplicity of We Clue make it the perfect weekend adventure for anyone looking to inject some fun, clue-solving and laughter into their weekend.   “We Clue is designed so you can download the app and either design your own race or play one of the races we’ve crafted.  As a gift to Sydney-siders, all races are free until the end of August so it’s the perfect way to explore the city with your family or friends as we ease out of COVID restrictions.”   “We’ve built over 40 ready-to-go races in Sydney with the rest of Australia and New Zealand to be online by Spring.” Says Will Gray, Founder of Hidden Door Experiences   He says further, “No matter what your definition of a game is, We Clue has got you covered. From quirky photo challenges to cracking complex codes like a guru, answering trivia questions as you comb the city immersed in speedy adventures around the city. All you need to do is choose a race, choose your team, and you’re racing!”    We Clue has a list of curated races to get started, and users can design their competition from the app’s pick ‘n’ mix of We Clue Challenges.     Some of the thrilling features on We Clue include:   – Selection of curated races to choose from – Create your custom race from scratch from our pick ‘n’ mix challenges – Races vary in difficulty and duration to suit all ages – Play as a solo team or against friends – Automatic live race scoring – Step-by-step and live GPS tracking to help your team navigate between challenges – Share your experience across your social media accounts – Get outdoors, have fun, be healthy and explore hidden areas of your city We Clue is available now on iOS in the app store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/we-clue/id1500706380 About The Company   Hidden Door Experiences provides group activities to over 20,000 people each year throughout Australia, Asia and the USA. Founded in 2008 with a few simple principles scribbled on the back of a beer coaster that remain the core purpose of the business today; create unforgettable moments to connect people with purpose.   Media DetailsCompany name: Hidden Door ExperiencesContact person: Will GrayEmail: will@hiddendoor.com.au    Phone: 1300 390 082Website: www.hiddendoor.com.au We Clue: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/we-clue/id1500706380 ingogo adds 2500+ taxi drivers to help scale retail delivery 2020-03-26T06:12:50Z ingogo-adds-2500-taxi-drivers-to-help-scale-retail-delivery FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 26th March 2020 Contact:  Ben ScottHead of Strategy, Growth & Productbscott@ingogo.com.au+61 405 506 243 ingogo adds 2500+ taxi drivers to help scale retail delivery ingogo’s network of over 2500+ taxi drivers will be able to deliver goods direct to customers from retailers using their existing online click-and-collect function. Customer books collection then uploads proof of purchase and can track the driver throughout the collection. Zero interaction payment, all handled through the app with ingogo’s up-front fares ensuring there are no surprise charges. Better, and more secure than alternatives (e.g. 13 Cabs). Available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. SYDNEY, NSW - ingogo is launching a new click-and-collect delivery service available from tomorrow Friday 27th March 2020 that utilises its network of over 2500 taxi drivers to collect and deliver goods on behalf of customers without leaving home for retailers such as JB HI-FI, Target, Harvey Norman and more.  This is a lifeline for ingogo’s driver community who have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. Customers place orders online and select click-and-collect delivery.  Once the order is ready, customers book a collection through the ingogo passenger app which includes uploading their proof of purchase.  The ingogo driver presents the proof of purchase in-store, along with their Driver Licence for identification purposes, then delivers the goods to the customer. Ben Scott from ingogo, says “Customers have the peace of mind that they can track the delivery end-to-end and stay in contact with the driver.  We’ve worked with several retailers to ensure the process is as seamless as possible given the circumstances”. All ingogo bookings utilise its unique fixed fare pricing and include all fees and charges up-front so there are no surprise charges on delivery.  Payment is made through the app to ensure zero contact on delivery for COVID-19. Resources Screenshots: https://offers.ingogo.com.au/ingogo-click-collect-media-resourcesPassword: ingogoclickandcollectWebsite: https://www.ingogo.com.auApp Download: https://ingogo.onelink.me/2445597552/4f29dd5 Help Keep The Gold Coast Beaches Safe & Open 2020-03-26T01:14:39Z help-keep-the-gold-coast-beaches-safe-amp-open HELP KEEP GOLD COAST BEACHES SAFE OPEN!   25 Gold Coast beaches Covered. OLD COAST, QLD, March 26th 2020 -   Our beaches are a valuable asset we can use for safe short exercise under social distancing policy Bondi Beach was a wake up call for everyone. If the Gold Coast beaches and surf become overcrowded and unsafe for the public, Tom Tate has said he will close them.  Being informed is key to making decisions.   SwellBuddy is a “”crowd sourced ”voice activated service that was designed for surfers to be able to report current surf conditions. But you report anything you like including   THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE USING THE BEACH & SURF RIGHT NOW.   Anyone can make a report. You just add your name and select the beach.    We currently have 25 Gold Coast Beaches listed and can add more on request.    IMPORTANTLY each report is time stamped - so users know how fresh and accurate the report is. New reports overwrite old reports. You can then access the report via Google Assistant - this works on EVERY MOBILE DEVICE - Apple & Android.   If the report says it's too crowded then don’t go   I don’t make any money or charge for this app so...PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH EVERYONE AND ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO USES AND LOVES OUR BEACHES.   Together we can make a difference, like all crowd sourced services it relies on people sharing information. We are all in this together.   Stay safe out there.   Pete - SwellBuddy Founder.   To Make A Report Or Find Out more visit  www.swellbuddy.com  -more-  Notes To Editor:   PROGRAM PRODUCTIONS helps businesses to utilise new voice-activated technologies to enhance customer experiences, increase revenues and optimise operations. Cross Platform voice controlled applications are developed for Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa. The Buddy Range of free voice-activated services includes Access Buddy, to help disabled people plan trips to concerts and events.  Carbon Buddy is developed to help attendees understand how to offset C02 emissions released on journeys to festivals. Program Productions is based in Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast. GOOGLE ASSISTANT is a free voice assistant available on over one billion android devices. It is built into phones, speakers, smart screens, TVs, cars, wearables and more. For more information visit https://assistant.google.com/ HELPFUL LINKS How to get Google Assistant On An iPhone   MEDIA RELEASE: BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2020 – SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT 2020-03-05T04:40:51Z blues-on-broadbeach-adds-some-g-love-to-its-2nd-line-up-1 Thursday March 5, 2020 BLUES ON BROADBEACH ADDS SOME G. LOVE TO ITS 2nd LINE-UP Australia’s largest free music festival, the mighty Blues on Broadbeach, is almost here. This autumn find your place in the sun, with warm weather, sensational beaches, and incredible blues music filling the streets and parks of beautiful Broadbeach in the heart of the Gold Coast. Following their mammoth first line-up announcement, the much-loved music festival has revealed over 25 more unmissable acts that patrons can catch across 20 performance areas offering more than 200 hours of live entertainment.  If 2020 could do with an added dose of fun, versatility and exceptional music this is your festival! “We are excited to invite such varied, dynamic and talented acts from Australia and overseas to Blues on Broadbeach this year to experience the festival’s fun, energetic, and welcoming vibe,” said Festival Director Mark Duckworth. “Our festival has become an important part of Broadbeach’s cultural identity, with locals and visitors coming together each year to listen to an amazing mix of sound at this spectacular beachside location.” Check out the festival line-up video.   Joe CamilleriReturning to headline the 2nd line-up is THE BLACK SORROWS fronted by ARIA Hall of Famer Joe Camilleri.  The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most prolific and enduringly popular bands and a festival favourite. Renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious rootsy rhythms, The Black Sorrows through various incarnations, have not stopped performing or recording since Joe formed the band in 1984. "I’m truly excited The Black Sorrows will once again take to the stage at Blues on Broadbeach 2020,” said Joe Camilleri.  “I think this will be our fourth appearance…I always feel incredibly humbled to be part of the festival and the community spirit Blues on Broadbeach generates.” “Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the growth of this festival…the production is incredible, the atmosphere is electric and the music top-notch.  Real credit to the Blues on Broadbeach team... they deserve the accolades...It's well-organised and inclusive which appeals to me.  I especially like that local musicians have the opportunity to play…side-show or main-show…there’s a sense of belonging…and to top it off it's a free event!" Joe Camilleri’s ‘shout-out’ to Blues on Broadbeach fans. G. Love Joining The Black Sorrows is super cool US artist G. LOVE (above) who is set to entertain with his eccentric personality and quirky hybrid of hip-hop blues.  His latest album, The Juice, was co-produced and co-written by five-time Grammy Award-winner Keb Mo. G. LOVE is a genre-defying artist who offers a distinctly modern pop spin on traditional blues, mixing programmed beats and hip-hop grooves with blazing guitar and steel. Don Bryant Ladies and gentlemen, Memphis soul is in the house! For the third year, Memphis Tourism is partnering with Blues on Broadbeach and is bringing a very classy act direct from Memphis with DON BRYANT AND THE BO-KEYS set to take the stage this year.  Don Bryant (above) and his eight piece band will keep the spirit of classic Memphis alive as they epitomise the best of blues and soul. "As the home of blues, soul, and rock n' roll, the partnership between Memphis Tourism and Blues on Broadbeach is one with undeniable synergies,” said Director Australia/New Zealand of Memphis Tourism, Chris Ingram.  “The city of Memphis continues to foster and support blues artists around the world, and Blues on Broadbeach provides the perfect local stage for a host of international artists all just as committed to the genre.” “In partnership with United Airlines and Love Police Touring, Memphis Tourism will this year bring soul icon Don Bryant to Australia for the event along with the incredible Bo Keys, and the appearance of these living legends will no doubt thrill long-standing blues fans, as well as inspire the next generation." Bootleg Rascal Also joining the diverse line-up is Sydney-based BOOTLEG RASCAL whose eclectic combination of hip hop, reggae, indie-rock, dub and electronica is reminiscent of Gorillaz, Kid Cudi, and Massive Attack.  Bootleg Rascal traverse the globe playing sold-out shows in France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. Tami Neilson Returning to Blues on Broadbeach after blowing audiences away last year is TAMI NEILSON (above) who has been described as a “fire-breathing belter” by Rolling Stone.  New fans will be super impressed by Tami’s voice which comes straight from the golden age of soul, country and rockabilly music, and has seen her win ‘Best Female Artist’ at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Blues on Broadbeach Official Spotify playlist.  Click here to view Blues on Broadbeach’s social media: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. About Blues on Broadbeach One of the largest free music events in Australia, Blues on Broadbeach sees over 200,000 people attend the four-day festival each year. The festival allows patrons to enjoy over 200 hours of entertainment in stunning locations throughout Broadbeach’s streets, parks, bars and restaurants. Fly or drive and stay in the heart of Broadbeach with the festival right on your doorstep! There are many sophisticated accommodation options in the precinct from five-star hotels to self-contained apartments, satisfying all needs and budgets. Check out Broadbeach accommodation here. The 19th Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be held from Thursday 14th May to Sunday 17th May 2020. Blues on Broadbeach is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019. Media assets here. For more information, please contacts SueMacMedia: Sue McAullay / M: 0418 172 602 / E: sue@suemacmedia.com.au 2020 Surfing Dog Championships Photos Now Available 2020-03-02T04:39:39Z 2020-surfing-dog-championships-photos-now-available First official photos from the 2020 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championship  held yesterday (1 March) at Noosa First Point are now available.  For a preview visit:  https://www.facebook.com/vetshopaustralia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3767014910005502 For more hi-res photos and videos,  and permission to reprint/republish, please contact us.  A new caravan management system has hit the market, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. 2020-02-19T12:04:18Z a-new-caravan-management-system-has-hit-the-market-and-it-s-like-nothing-you-ve-ever-seen-before FEBRUARY 18, 2020 THE MOST ADVANCED CARAVAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AVAILABLE The Sabre Living system is an advanced monitor, control and automation system for caravans and motorhomes. It turns things on and off from a tablet or phone, but that’s where the similarities to other devices end. Like most caravan management systems, the Sabre system monitors your batteries and power usage, your water tanks, the temperature and air quality, your geographical location, van movement as well as its own built-in security camera. It also controls your lights, fans, slide-outs, heaters, water heaters and water pumps - just like most other systems. It is also run by Android or Apple devices, just like many systems. However it’s the other features that make Sabre different. Daniel Bissett, the engineer behind the technology says “Sabre is the result of looking at what should be in a caravan and starting from scratch. Most other systems are a slow evolution of existing systems”. Sabre takes the technology like IOT (Internet-Of-Things), CI-BUS and Satellite communications to offer a device that has the brains to do it all, and to keep growing with the benefit of over-the-air software updates. “Sabre is built to grow“ Mr Bissett said. “It has IR control for TVs, air conditioners and sound systems that aren’t connected, two-way satellite for safety and messaging when out of phone range and physical switch connection which tell the system which position the switch is in.” continues Mr Bissett. The system also has a large safety and anti-theft component. A built-in security camera, air quality sensors, connection to smoke and gas alarms, internal movement sensors, GPS tracking and jolt detection all work together to create an anti-theft system. Mr Bissett says “if your van is stolen, Sabre will track its location in real-time, and turn on strobes, sirens and cameras - which can be tracked via a phone or through a website if the app isn’t installed.” he continues “If gas or smoke is detected, Sabre will not only notify you within the van, but can also send messages via the internet or satellite if the van is unattended”. Sabre can also automate some convenience processes such as turn on lights when it gets dark, or turning on the heater or air conditioner when the temperature changes. It can also turn on some soothing music and dim the lights when it's time for bed. Mr Bissett says “Sabre is not just a control and monitoring system, it’s a system that the van owner can configure to suit and serve them.” he continued “It can also let you know what kind of day is forecast for your next day of travelling, and show you what’s in the area”. A 20-page booklet is available by visiting sabreliving.com The Sabre system has been installed in a number of production vans in one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. It is available to both manufacturers as well as for retro-fitting. The company behind Sabre has been creating internet-based systems since 2002 for aviation, health-care and mining industries. Sabre Living Pty Ltd is an Australian company (ACN 621 440 426) and is based on Devonport, Tasmania with stock warehousing and distribution in Eastern Melbourne. For further media information contact: Jon Hatto Sabre Business Development Manager Email: jon@sabreliving.com Phone: 03 6423 2051 or 0418 137 680 Girl Guides calls for volunteers to support the next generation of Australian women 2020-01-31T00:45:57Z girl-guides-calls-for-volunteers-to-support-the-next-generation-of-australian-women-1 Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, one of the largest organisations in Australia dedicated to supporting girls and young women, are calling for more volunteers to play a vital role in the organisation by sharing their experiences and wisdom with the Girl Guide Community. After the success of the A Place To Grow campaign in May 2019, memberships significantly increased creating a need to recruit volunteers. State Commissioner, Sarah Neill said that volunteering is not only about helping others, studies have shown volunteering helps increase your health, happiness and sense of fulfilment. “From our own research – Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Insights Research 2018 – we know that our volunteers are making lifelong friends, gaining personal fulfilment, develop a sense of belonging and learn new skills,” Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, offer a range of flexible volunteering positions available to suit different schedules and needs. “When considering becoming a volunteer, we encourage people to choose a position that reflects one of their passions and/or experience; to add greater value to the team, the girls and gain personal satisfaction,” said Mrs Neill. NT Region Manager, Letitia Baldwin, who has been involved in Girl Guides for 16 years said, “We are constantly looking for volunteers with unique passions to share them with our community. It is incredibly important for volunteers to love what they are doing as this provides the greatest benefit to our girls.” District Manager, Tegan McAnulty, has been a member of the Guiding community for 22 years both as a Guide and a Leader. When asked why she has been a part of Guiding for so long, her answer is simple. “The biggest opportunity – at the heart of the Girl Guiding movement, is the girls we work with; it’s the greatest privilege,” said Ms McAnulty. Tegan has participated in the recruitment campaign with other Leaders sharing their experiences as a volunteer. View the recruitment video series here: www.girlguides-nswactnt.org.au/volunteer With all these amazing benefits and the start of a new year, why not become a volunteer? www.girlguides-nswactnt.org.au/volunteer -ends- Notes to editor: Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT are devoted to the growth and development of girls. They provide a place where girls can learn, build their skills and connect with like-minded peers. The benefits also extend to the volunteers who play a vital role in supporting the girls. Guides work to serve their community and support those in need by offering to help where they can. They participate in many local activities and initiatives aimed at giving back to the community. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT offers girls, women and volunteers A Place To Grow. For Media Enquiries please contact: Simone Gur | ZADRO Agency | simone@zadroagency.com.au | 0417 778 511 Oakley Grioli I ZADRO Agency I oakley@zadroagency.com.au | 02 9212 7867 IMAGES Images are available for use. For high-resolution images, please contact: oakley@zadroagency.com.au Image: Girl Guides at Lark in the Park, Sydney, 2019. Image: Volunteers at Lord Mayor’s Picnic. Image: Recruitment Campaign Artwork. WILLIAM SHATNER ‘TO BOLDLY GO’ TO COSPENDIUM 2020 2020-01-21T07:11:19Z william-shatner-to-boldly-go-to-cospendium-2020 WILLIAM SHATNER ‘TO BOLDLY GO’ TO COSPENDIUM 2020 Legendary Star Trek actor heading to Australia for brand new cosplay event   ICONIC STAR TREK, BOSTON LEGAL AND TJ HOOKER ACTOR TO FEATURE AT NEW AUSTRALIAN COSPLAY AND ESPORTS CONVENTION INTERVIEW, MEET & GREET, PHOTO OPPS & AUDIENCE Q&A AT COSPENDIUM 2020   Actor, author, singer, producer, director, businessman & philanthropist William Shatner will attend the new two-day pop culture, cosplay and gaming convention Cospendium on Saturday 4th July AND Sunday 5th July 2020 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.   Register interest for tickets at: http://cospendium.com.au/   As well as a stellar career in Star Trek, the Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winning actor has also starred in globally successful TV series Boston Legal and TJ Hooker as well as over 50 movies across eight decades including the Miss Congeniality films and cult classic Dodgeball.   Shatner will take part in a Q&A session on the Cospendium main stage as well as meet ‘n greets and one-on-one photos & autograph signings with fans over both days of the debut convention.   “When you’ve been around as long as I have and worked in this business for so long, there’s a heck of a lot to share. I’m very excited to be bringing the spirit of the Starship Enterprise, Boston Legal and more down under,” says William Shatner.   “One of the surprising things I discovered years ago about conventions is that they’re filled with love. It’s very special to be up on that stage and share a unique moment with thousands of people at once – I can’t wait to feel the love when we usher in the first-ever Cospendium!”   Fans can also expect gaming tournaments, artist & cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways and plenty more, from the brand-new event striving to become the ultimate cosplay convention.   “I’ve been a William Shatner and Star Trek fan since I saw the first episode in 1966 and just thought ‘WOW!’” says Cospendium founder Philip Rainford.   “I went to Star Trek conventions with my teenage daughter in the ‘90s in full costume and now my grandkids have the chance to attend our new convention with Captain Kirk himself. It’s just amazing.”   To purchase tickets or a full experience package with William Shatner, visit: www.cospendium.com.au   Watch the event announcement trailer here: http://bit.ly/cospendium2020 ABOUT COSPENDIUM 2020 Running for an entire weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Cospendium will launch on Friday night on 3rd of July 2020 with an enormous, immersive Viking-themed banquet!   The convention commences the very next day, on Saturday July 4, with celebrity meet ‘n greets, gaming tournaments, artist & cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways, and plenty more!   The debut convention aims to restore a sense of intimacy and community to the culture that the founders believe has been lacking for too long.   ABOUT WILLIAM SHATNER Since he was in his early 20’s, William Shatner has maintained his status as a star of both TV and the silver screen. He achieved the status of a pop culture icon thanks to his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series and film adaptations. He is also well known as the eponymous TJ Hooker and Boston Legal’s Denny Crane.   Shatner has maintained an impressive side career in music and spoken-word recordings, having released eight albums since the ‘60s. He is also routinely involved in a range of charity work and raises American Saddlebred horses.   WHAT IS COSPLAY? Cosplay, or costume roleplay, is a global phenomenon where fans of franchises from all forms of media dress up as their favourite pop culture icons. At conventions such as Cospendium 2020 , You’ll be sure to run into everyone from Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark and Star Trek’s Spock to Princess Zelda and One-Punch Man.   According to trading platform Liquid, the global cosplay industry is estimated at a value of more than $45 billion and is growing at a rate of 15 per cent each year.   To register interest for ticket sales and for more information, visit: http://cospendium.com.au/ Facebook Instagram World's Greatest Videos awards 2019 US$100,000 Grand Prize 2020-01-14T21:15:43Z world-s-greatest-videos-announces-2019-us-100-000-grand-prize-winner World's Greatest Videos™ (WGV™) is pleased to announce the winner of the highly anticipated 2019 US$100,000 Grand Prize. The first global, cash-awarded, continual short video competition, World's Greatest Videos hosts Regional Weekly Contests and Global Challenge Contests. The first-place winners from each of these contests go on to compete in the Grand Prize Contest held every December. This year's final five competitors were from countries across the world including the US, UK, Brazil, and Mexico. The videos encompassed a variety of categories: Music, Comedy, Feel good, and Pets. The final winner was declared as Victor Franco from Brazil with his video Hello! Ma Baby, but it's JAZZ (https://pr.report/NakRPyWV).19 year old Victor hails from the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He comes from a family of musicians, and started singing in church when he was just three years old. Victor says he got a lot of support from his parents for his music over the years, and he wants to use part of the prize money to give back to them.Other finalists include Lyricmjc from the United States, who won $3,000 in the June Monthly Contest. Lyric, the little girl featured in the video Down Syndrome ABILITIES! (https://pr.report/ZuoJCQdE) has Down Syndrome. In the last year, she's learned to match the pitch of different tunes, and articulate the words and phrases of songs.Beccabsmithmusic, from the U.K., has won several prizes for over $300. She says was inspired to share her talent after her grandmother was diagnosed with dementia and she performed for the residents at her nursing home. Her video can be accessed at https://pr.report/PEb9kSvT.Toshiro Flores is from Mexico and won 1st place for $3,000 in our May monthly contest. Hermes Flores, Toshiro's owner, manages a fan page for Toshiro, which has followers from all over the world. Watch the video at https://pr.report/YRgdQlP3.Ansel Mckenzie, aka. zzfrosty won $10,000 in the February contest. Ansel is not only a content creator, but an aspiring entrepreneur as well. He says that he used his prize money to invest better production for his videos and his business. His video can be seen at https://pr.report/VMbUHuYP.World's Greatest Videos gave away 3,500 cash prizes worth US$267,000 in the first (Beta) year to short-form video makers from around the world. The platform prides itself on true community - members who watch and react to videos are just as important as members who create them.  According to 27-year-old founder Makayla Allen, there's a lot more that makes it stand out from the crowd. "We are truly inclusive, and take a firm stance against any type of bullying or negative comments," Allen explains. "Our goal is a safe, comfortable environment for creators and viewers alike, so we only allow positive comments and reactions to our members' videos."For more information about World's Greatest Videos and to view the winning videos, visit www.wgvs.com.About World's Greatest VideosLaunched on January 1, 2019 by 27-year-old Makayla Allen, World's Greatest Videos awards 21 cash prizes every week. First-place winners from Regional Weekly Contests and Global Challenge Contests become eligible for the annual Grand Prize which is announced in December.As the first global cash-awarded video contest, World's Greatest Videos is on a mission to expose people around the globe to different cultures and what those cultures find entertaining. The company's app and website operate in the top 20 languages across the world. New G-mee Personal Entertainment Device To Deliver Your Favourite Streaming Entertainment – Supporting Safe Content Consumption 2019-12-13T02:06:19Z new-g-mee-personal-entertainment-device-to-deliver-your-favourite-streaming-entertainment-supporting-safe-content-consumption SYDNEY, 13 DECEMBER 2019 - CBN Media, a leading Australian company dedicated to educating the public about new and emerging technology innovation, today launched a range of G-mee smart devices that give users, of all levels of digital savvy, access to the best on-the-go entertainment, while including features to support safe cyber use and exploration. Today, over 90% of Australians own a smartphone(1), and almost 50% of 6-13 year olds have access to one(2). Smart technology facilitates much of what we see, hear and absorb in modern society. G-mee is not a smartphone. Unlike any other device on the market, G-mee unabashedly simplifies the smart device experience to deliver all the things that users need in a smart device and takes out the things they don't. G-mee is the first next-generation smart device of its kind to serve as a personal content player that integrates measures for safe exploration of smart technology. G-mee has no camera and integrates an innovative pre-installed ‘G-mee app lock' to successfully guide the user's smart device experience and curb temptations to over-share or be exposed to online risks, such as cyber-bullying. The app lock feature can be activated at any time and used on any app downloaded to the device to block distractions caused by unwanted alerts, status updates and reminders. Apps such as Facebook, YouTube or new streaming services that can expose users to unsuitable content, or place them at risk of cyber-bullying, can be easily blocked from access using G-mee's app lock feature to encourage only safe content consumption. G-mee's range opens smart device use for on-the-go entertainment to more users. The content delivered through G-mee can be specifically curated to suit only the user's needs and entertainment appetite. G-mee is designed with smart device features that primarily support user entertainment desires, such as a 5-inch plastic touch screen, Android OS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack and in-built speaker, and gives users the freedom to watch, listen and learn with their favourite content anywhere, anytime. Whether it's listening to music through Spotify or Apple Music for down-time, relaxing or meditating with a podcast, or catching up on a TV show, G-mee is the ideal entertainment companion to use at home, work, after school or on holiday. G-mee launches at an affordable price point of $99.95 for the entry level device and is available first to the Australian public via pre-order. The research, design and development of G-mee is a story of Aussie innovation. G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is an accomplished technology expert, broadcaster and producer that has tried and tested almost every popular smart device on the market. As a tech guru and father, Charlie developed G-mee to make smart devices accessible for all users in a way that delivers safe exploration and content consumption. "My wife Rachael had the idea to create a smart device suitable for users of any age and any digital know-how. By including all the best of smart technology and removing the parts that can lead to distraction and online risk, G-mee becomes a dedicated content player that can be confidently accessed by users of all levels of digital fluency," Brown explained. "G-mee could be a user's hardware solution for their favourite Spotify, Apple music playlists or podcasts." "The integration of a pre-installed app lock means that parents can rest assured that only apps delivering content they deem suitable are being accessed using G-mee." "G-mee strikes a balance between users getting all the best of smart tech in one personalised content player, and having the ability to limit exposure to unwanted or unsuitable content." G-mee - $99.95 An entry level device, G-mee offers all the on-the-go entertainment essential such as 5-inch plastic touch screen, Android OS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack and in-built speaker. G-mee can be loaded with Apple Music or Spotify for audio enjoyment anywhere, anytime. G-mee leaves out features that lead to distraction such as a digital camera, phone connectivity and access to Google mobile services. G-mee includes a pre-installed G-mee app lock feature to manage the user's experience for optimal engagement with safe and suitable content. G-mee Plus - $119.95 ($99.95 during pre-order period) For the next step into smart technology engagement, the G-mee Plus gives users greater freedom to explore more through the inclusion of additional apps. G-mee Plus includes all the offerings of G-mee, PLUS Google mobile services. Users can expand their on-the-go entertainment by choosing from thousands of apps for download via Google Play Store, or watching their favourite clips on YouTube. Like all G-mee devices, the pre-installed G-mee app lock feature manages suitable content consumption. G-mee Connect - $149.95 For users with greater experience with smart technology, the G-mee connect offers all the features of G-mee Plus, with 4G added to facilitate phone calls, sms and the use of data for browsing and downloading content anytime via 4G cellular connectivity. The ideal content companion to use at work, at the gym, or after school, G-mee connect delivers the best of smart technology with safety. Like all G-mee devices, G-mee connect includes the pre-installed G-mee app lock feature. To find out more, please visit: www.g-mee.com. Availability G-mee, G-mee Plus and G-mee Connect are available first to Australian customers via pre-order at www.g-mee.com with deliveries commencing the week beginning January 13, 2020. All pre orders will receive a free clear protective case, a second coloured case (choose from 5 colour options, while stocks last), set of ear buds, a sticker sheet and included shipping. For further information, please contact: Maria Crema Crema PR 0402 239 929 maria@cremapr.com.au About CBN Media CBN Media is one of Australia’s leading production houses, dedicated to educating the Australian public about new and innovative technology. CBN Media produces Australia’s longest running technology TV show, CyberShack TV and Australia’s highest rating technology radio show, Life and Technology. CBN Media is headed by Charlie Brown, one of Australia's favourite cutting edge commentators on lifestyle technology.   Sources: (1) Deloitte. Mobile Nation 2019 (2) ACMA Kids and mobiles: how Australian children are using mobile phones   A truly revolutionary design: King Wing 270° Awnings unfolded 2019-12-11T05:57:03Z a-truly-revolutionary-design-king-wing-270-awnings-unfolded It isn’t often new ideas absolutely change the way people do things, this is the start of revolutionary thinking, beginning with the range of extremely affordable vehicle mounted awnings back in the early days of the company, the team from Adventure Kings completely changed the way many Australian campers chose to set up four wheel drives for camping. The addition of an Awning on the side of a vehicle adds a quick and simple solution to shelter anywhere it is needed.For many years a standard square awning has been the go to requirement for even the simplest camping and beach driving setups, that was until the release of so called “wing” style awnings that use a strong skeleton underneath the canopy to support the UPF50+  and fully waterproof awning fabric which can fold out all the way around to the rear of a vehicle. For many years the brands making these have produced light weight designs that were prohibitive in price, that was all until June this year.   The turning point was when Adventure Kings the industry’s most cost-effective camping brand released one of the best bang for buck 270° Wing Awnings available in Australia. Priced at nearly half what the nearest competitors offer, it is sure to be a hit this summer.There are many benefits to the 270° King Wing Awning primarily the extra sheltered area, boasting an impressive 11m² which is nearly double the space offered by the 2.5m x 2.5m Awning, additionally due to its design can be set up by a single person by simply unfolding the arms and placing the attached legs in position. Simple to setup, it is also just as simple to fold away, with small captive hooks on each poles peggable feet, once set up it is possible to adjust the leg lengths to the ideal height for camping and clip them into place for a quicker setup next time.   Plus, every 270° King Wing comes with a full DIY fitting kit + pegs and guy ropes included at no extra cost – with ultra-heavy-duty galvanised steel mounts that are incredibly strong and easy to install. For more information about the whole range of Adventure Kings Awnings head to www.4WDSupacentre.com.au visit one of the stores at 4WD Supacentre or approved dealers to see the 270° King Wing in person or call 1800 88 39 64 to talk directly to an expert! Latest releases – Adventure Kings continues to innovate. 2019-12-11T05:56:06Z latest-releases-adventure-kings-continues-to-innovate 4WD Supacentre are dedicated to offering Aussie 4WDers campers and outdoor enthusiasts the best value for money equipment that you can find on the market, this dedication has led to the development of better and better gear, for less and less money.One of the latest release products in the Adventure Kings Range that is making waves with Aussie campers is the hugely practical Adventure Kings 15L Console Fridge Freezer, unlike many similar sized units on the market, this fridge freezer uses a compressor for not only improving the energy efficiency but also for maximum control of temperature down to -18°C. the 15L capacity is capable of fitting 18 cans inside and this device will run on 12v or 24v perfect for refreshing drinks anywhere,  and as a bonus it is designed to mount in the center console area of most modern 4WD’s and SUV’s ideal for long trips and tradies.Some of our latest upgrades to the range include powerful updates to our solar power range with the most impressive update being the Adventure Kings 250W Solar blanket, this beast includes a set of kickstands, which means it can be set up anywhere to face the sun, providing a reliable 12.6A of charging current to top up camping batteries. To add further to the already impressive Light range available at 4WD Supacentre the Adventure Kings LED Replacement headlights offer 4WDers a perfect way to increase the output of their factory lighting being a simple plug and play install, there is even kits which include CANSTAR modules to prevent the computer from throwing out error codes. If the light from LED replacement headlights, didn’t offer enough LED Ligght the Adventure Kings Lighting Range now includes a 24” Laser Lightbar which is blindingly bright and offers a huge 914m range and is designed to fit on many bull bars and plenty of spread for winding country roads. In some parts of the country when driving through sand dunes drivers are legally required to install a sand dune safety flag, with the popularity of tracks through the Simpson desert it makes sense for Adventure Kings to produce a 3m Sand flag to meet the demand. Another high demand item recently released is a durable and weather resistant insulation cover for the Adventure Kings 90L Fridge freezer offering superb insulation to improve on track performance, this cover fits neatly on the Adventure Kings 90L Fridge freezer and protects it from bumps scratches and dust on the tracks so is a must have for serious campers.The addition of an Adventure Kings Hanging Pantry to nearly any campsite gives campers a tidy way to keep the camp kitchen organised and ready at eye level with midge proof mesh keeping insects away and everything easy to reach.One of the most recent updates to the Adventure Kings range of gear available from 4WD Supacentre’s camping stores is a convenient folding Kings Folding Pet Bed with a 50Kg max weight rating even larger family pets can be comfy at camp.With an ever expanding range the Adventure Kings range of gear offers campers the best value setups for the lowest price possible. To find out more about the latest releases from the industry leaders, head to www.4WDSupacentre.com.au or call the experts at 1800 88 39 64 for the best advice and latest bargains. Brother Australia announces the launch of the 17th International Quilting Contest 2019-12-05T06:42:03Z brother-australia-announces-the-launch-of-the-17th-international-quilting-contest Sydney, Australia – 3rd July 2017 – Brother International Australia is proud to announce the launch of its 17th International Quilting Contest. This annual competition is a fantastic opportunity for Australian quilt-makers to be inspired and create a quilt surrounding the theme of “Eco” with the opportunity to be recognised at a national and international level.The search is on for the next quilting champion after Australian quilter, Jill Hessing, was selected as the local and international prize winner of the 16th International Quilting Contest for her quilt titled “Bitter Pill”. In addition, a total of six out of eighteen international prize wins were awarded to local Australian quilters in 2015, further cementing Australia’s ongoing success in the international contest.While past years have seen local winners awarded with sewing, embroidery and craft machines machines, this year Brother are offering an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to hop onboard a luxurious quilting cruise to Singapore with craft expert and Brother machine user, Michelle Marvig. Valued at over $7,020 AUD, the 16-night cruise on the renowned Ovation of the Seas will see the winner enjoy a luxurious cruise ship experience with sightseeing tours of Brisbane, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore all whilst learning quilting techniques from Australia’s finest craft experts. Departing from Sydney Harbour, the prize also includes a welcome drinks party followed by 26 quilting workshops led by highly regarded teachers, Michelle Marvig, Sue Daley, Karen Styles, Jane MacDonald and Wendy Williams. Read more about the cruise including dates and inclusions here.The Eco theme, which has been consistent year on year, is inspired by Brother Earth; Brother’s commitment to build a sustainable future and protect the environment at large. The contest is open to all quilt-makers in Asia Pacific with participants required to create a 70cm x 70cm original quilt using different methods of construction such as decoration or embroidery and showcase creative, original work.In addition, the top 10 quilts will join Asia Pacific entries in Tokyo and be part of the International Quilting Contest. A panel of Fashion College and Magazine Experts will judge all entries and award a collective prize pool in excess of $3,700 USD. Great exposure is also on offer as quilts may be used at Brother Events throughout 2017 and 2018 including the Brother booth at the famous Tokyo Quilt Show in 2018.“Brother’s International Quilting Contest is a great platform for Australian quilters to be inspired and recognised for their creation; the entries received are always phenomenal. Last year, 6 stunning quilts submitted by Australia for judging in Tokyo received prizes!  We hope that many other Australian quilt-makers get excited and participate in this year’s contest” stated Julia Springbett, Marketing Manager, Home Sewing Machines at Brother International Australia.This year, Brother hopes local chapters of quilting guilds get behind the contest and encourage their members to enter and showcase Australia’s formidable quilting talent on the international stage.About Brother International (Aust) Pty LtdWith over 100 years in operation, Brother International is globally recognised as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. A specialist in its product lines, Brother is always ‘At Your Side,’ with its customer first approach in all aspects of business. Brother combines this customer satisfaction and its strong commitment to environmental conservation to manufacture innovative, reliable and practical products in the printing, sewing, imaging and labelling markets.Brother International Australia was established in 1977 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. With a head office located in Sydney and State offices nationally throughout Australia, Brother has grown from humble beginnings to a diversified multinational corporation.About Brother EarthBrother has made a commitment to sustainability and making a positive difference to the environment. Brother Earth is a Brother initiative and aims to build a society that achieves sustainable development by taking responsibility and considering the environmental impact of all aspects of business operations. At Brother Earth, visitors can choose how funds are allocated and see how Brother is contributing to environmental sustainability on a global level. ‘Click for the Earth’ at www.BrotherEarth.com and Brother will contribute to an environmental conservation project on a consumer’s behalf. Putting innovation back in the boating and fishing world! 2019-12-04T02:13:43Z putting-innovation-back-in-the-boating-and-fishing-world December 4, 2019 Boatigo E:joel.keane@boatigo.com P: 0409 598 563   PRESS RELEASE For immediate release     Putting innovation back in the boating and fishing world! Boatigo is a new and improved solution to help recreational boating or fishing boats fill seats!   Tech company, Boatigo has developed a marketplace to bring boat owners and users together to limit the wasted seats on recreational boats.   The platform is designed to help boat owners list their spare seats and for the general public to book the additional seats on these boats.   Currently, the boating and fishing communities use Facebook Groups, forums and chat rooms to organise recreational trips. As it is an old and clunky way of operation, it can lead to an awkward exchange of money on the day.   Boatigo will provide the community environment with a convenient, secure and more sustainable way of booking these boat spots.   "Boating is expensive, and every day there are a large number of recreational vessels out on the water with spare seats being underutilised. Boatigo is bridging the gap between recreational boat owners and users, bringing them together in a secure community built on trust. This allows boat users wanting to get out on the water the ability to find vessels with spare seats and contribute to the boat owners running costs for that trip. No more messing about in forums, groups or chat rooms. No more awkward handling of cash contributions on the day," said CEO of Boatigo Joel Keane.   The process means Captains can list any spare seats they have on their vessel when they are going out for recreational boating or fishing, and they can do this for free on the Boatigo site. Crew and even tourists travelling to the area can book a seat and pay securely on the platform.   "Boatigo is going to revolutionise the recreational boating and fishing communities by making boating more sustainable and accessible.  It will allow Captains to receive contributions towards their running costs on recreational trips, everyone can get out and enjoy the water more often for less. We even have secure in-built messaging for communications. Once the trip is complete, we simply pass the contribution onto the Captain, and both parties leave a review for each other at the end. We are like the Airbnb or Uber for those who are keen to go fishing or boating during any month of the year – with the exception that Captain’s trips are run for contributions towards running costs not for commercial profit," added Joel.   "As a boat owner, I am thrilled to have this platform come to surface. It will help with the running cost of my boat and people will be given the opportunity to enjoy the warm weather out the water! It is even a great activity for tourists in the area," said boat owner Brett Atkins.   Boatigo is set to go live at the end of December. To find out more about this platform, please click here and join the waiting list.   -END-   For more information, please contact: Joel Keane | CEO of Boatigo E: joel.keane@boatigo.com P: 0409 598 563       About Boatigo Boatigo.  "Boat" + "Contigo" (Spanish for "with you) Boating and fishing should be all about a sense of community. Sharing knowledge and experience and creating memories. All of our boats are operated by individuals willing to let boating and fishing enthusiasts and tourists join them on their recreational trips.   By utilising all available seats on boats, Boatigo and its community members are contributing to making boating and fishing more sustainable for the future.   You're a Boatigo Captain? Boatigo offers you a great way to earn contributions towards the running costs of your next trip. This can allow you to offset your costs and get out on the water more often for less.   It can also be a great way for you to meet new people that have a common passion for boating and fishing!   You're Boatigo Crew? If you are wanting to get out on the water to boat or fish, Boatigo allows you to search for boats in your area and book seats.   Perhaps you are on holidays without your boat? No problem! Search your holiday location and find boats going out on the water on days that suit you.