The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-17T01:10:42Z ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 HIDDEN ROOKWOOD SCULPTURES 2019-06-17T01:10:42Z artists-announced-for-2019-hidden-rookwood-sculptures e-scooter safety 2019-06-12T11:13:51Z e-scooter-safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 12 June 2019                                                             Media Release Safety first -No reason for no insurance Personal accident insurance on Beam e-scooter rides. Beam Mobility says that it is deeply concerned about the way the e-scooter industry is being portrayed through the lense of one provider, owing to serious safety concerns in Brisbane. Following an increased number of reports about rider safety, Beam introduced an Australian-first rider accident insurance policy in May. In partnership with Marsh, a global insurance broker, and Allianz, one of Australia’s leading insurance providers, Beam is now offering personal accident insurance coverage for customers of its e-scooters.  The policy was developed specifically for Beam and was driven by its desire to make e-scooter use as safe as possible. The policy will automatically cover eligible riders using Beam e-scooters in Adelaide, where Beam is one of two providers operating in Australia’s only trial selected via a competitive process. The new personal accident policy will also extend to any new Australian cities where Beam becomes available. Chris Hilton, Beam’s Vice-President of Corporate Affairs says that Beam sees safety and the value of its relationships with cities as how it stands out amongst the growing pack of e-scooter contenders. Mr Hilton says Beam was concerned about the way the industry was being perceived because of injuries suffered by the customers of its competitors. ”We are concerned about how our industry is being framed through the lense of people’s experiences with one provider. We are promoting a race to the top when it comes to safety. We want to provide a safe and enjoyable ride and give a peace of mind to Beam riders that they are protected when they step on our e-scooters.” “if you do have the misfortune of having an accident you know you are covered and protected with Beam.  This is the highest level of coverage in Australia. We don't see safety as meeting the minimum requirements but as a way to show our users that we are committed to their well-being” Beam also says that industry competition and the way the new industry is regulated impacts the safety of consumers. Beam believes that competitive markets that allow a field of e-scooter providers to trial their services will create a safer and more consumer-friendly market in the long-term. “In places where there is no competition and where trials have been established without proper transparency the results speak for themselves.” Mr Hilton Concluded. For Beam media enquiries Brad Kitschke Head of Public Affairs (Australia and New Zealand) Beam Mobility Australia Pty Ltd. m - +61 401 809 630  w - www.ridebeam.com  e - brad@ridebeam.com Why Beam? A safer ride Beam deploys a custom Segway Ninebot Sharing e-scooter that features a Dual Braking system - a front electric brake and a back foot-brake that provides increased reliability and control. This is a different scooter to that deployed by competitors in Brisbane and Adelaide. Speed control Some companies set the maximum speed at 25km/h and because their scooters do not have electric brakes, the scooters are able to exceed that speed limit. This can be a serious safety concern. The normal operating speed of Beam e-scooters will be 15 kmph and the electric brakes and speed limitations mean they don't exceed 15km/h even downhill. Councils  and Government can set speed reduction zones to reduce the speed in areas where there is a view that public safety warrants it. The speed reduces with gradual deceleration, with no jerky movements. We pioneered the establishment of speed reduction zones for the Adelaide City Council process Rider protection - accident insurance Beam leads the market as the only e-scooter provider in Australia to offer accident insurance for e-scooter riders. Injuries, subsequent loss of income and large medical bills that riders in Brisbane have faced when riding the scooters of another industry provider do not make for a good news story about our whole industry. The lack of rider protection or advocacy about safe use, coupled with faults from e-scooter competitors resulted in riders being injured and having to carry the costs, or the taxpayers footing the bill.   This wasn’t good enough for us. We were seriously concerned that the e-scooter industry brand was being tarnished. We worked with Marsh and Allianz to deliver a world-first and unmatched rider accident insurance policy on top of our existing third party property insurance. We believe that this should be industry standard but thus far no other provider can match us. Helmets Helmets will be deployed on every e-scooter. Beam also intends on having helmets available at Council offices and will partner with local business owners to make helmets available. In jurisdictions like New Zealand where the law does not require helmets we make them mandatory and provide them with every scooter.. Safety for us goes beyond the bare minimum and consistent in every market. Preferred parking Bays & Rider incentives Beam will introduce e-scooter parking bays and activate its preferred parking technology, a feature which was invented by the company. Beam will work with  Council to mark out specific areas it wants designated for e-scooter pick-up and drop-off to decrease clutter and keep the streets clear. Beam will also activate its preferred parking technology that will send reminder messages to users suggesting they use a designated parking bay if one is close to the area they wish to leave their e-scooter. When a user ends their beam trip within a certain radius of a designated preferred parking bay they will receive an sms suggesting they move the scooter a short distance (say 20m) to the designated parking bay. Beam will further incentivize this by adding 50 cents of credit to the accounts of users who stow the scooters in the designated bays, making subsequent rides cheaper. Contributing to the local economy Beam “Chargers” will be engaged to assist with collection, charging and repositioning of scooters creating flexible economic opportunities for locals. Paying our fair share Beam Mobility Australia Pty Ltd is a locally domiciled company. All revenue will be booked against the local entity and corporate tax will be paid on all revenue collected in Australia. How to maintain your vape. 2019-06-05T01:10:56Z how-to-maintain-your-vape A very common issue and the main reason why most vapes get sent back to us to have a look at is when users over tighten the 510 (connection between mod and tank). When attaching the tank to a mod you only need to tighten until it forms a snug fit. Over tightening can actually brake the 510 connection. This is a very common and avoidable mistake that e-cigarette users make. Another tip to help with maintaining your vape / e-cigarette products is when charging batteries. If your device takes external batteries it is recommended that an external charger is used rather than the mods usb port. The reasoning behind this is that most external battery charges have special features like automatic shut off and will also charger faster. By using an external battery charger it will prolong to longevity of your battery. If you were using the onboard charging system (usb connection) then you will notice that we will need to change the battery cells every 6-8 months. Make sure that you are turning the unit off when changing batteries, connecting or disconnecting tanks. By doing this easy little thing you will avoid any malfunctions on the motherboard and device itself. The final tip about what you can do to care for your device is making sure that you keep it up to date with the last firmware. By doing these updates you will notice that from bug fixes to added features will be available. We hope that this article will help you with any issues or questions you may have in regards to looking after your device. If you have any questions or would like further information on vaping please send us an email or follow our upcoming articles. www.vapestreet.com.au TOYS“R”US® AND BABIES“R”US® ARE BACK! 2019-06-04T22:12:42Z toys-r-us-and-babies-r-us-are-back 5 June, 2019                                      Tru Kids Inc, the US-based parent company of Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us, and Hobby Warehouse Pty Ltd in Australia today announced an exclusive licensing agreement which will see the Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us brands return to Australia and make their debut in New Zealand.   The new license agreement, effective today, includes rights for Hobby Warehouse to sell through the www.toysrus.com.au and www.babiesrus.com.au websites for Australia and New Zealand including:   ·      Top toy and baby products from LEGO®, Disney (Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Pixar, Disney Princess & more), Funko, Mattel (Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, Uno® & more), L.O.L. Surprise!, Hasbro (MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MONOPOLY & more), Bandai, Spin Master (Meccano®, Air Hogs®, PAW Patrol®, Hatchimals® & more), PLAY-DOH, Thomas & Friends®, Monster Jam®, Lamaze, John Deere, Bruder, Carrera, Wilson, Britax, InfaSecure, and so much more.   ·      Consumer brands owned by Tru Kids including toy products such as Journey Girls®, Fastlane®, True Heroes®, You & Me®, Imaginarium® and Just Like Home® as well as baby products like Koala Baby®, Koala Kids® and Koala Baby Boutique®.   Hobby Warehouse will initially launch Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us online in Australia and New Zealand in June this year, featuring a wide range of toys and baby products at competitive prices. Same day delivery will be available in metropolitan Melbourne in the short term, which will be expanded to other metropolitan areas in Australia and New Zealand in the medium term.   Hobby Warehouse aims to launch physical ‘experience centres’ for Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us beginning in 2020.   Hobby Warehouse Chief Executive, Louis Mittoni, said: “We are delighted to bring the much-loved brands of Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us back to Australia and to introduce them to New Zealand. We believe play is extremely important in the development and wellbeing of children and in their interaction with family and friends. Play enables children to develop their imagination, collaborate, problem solve, explore, create or simply express themselves spontaneously.   “Our mission is to encourage children to engage with as many forms of play as we possibly can. Hobby Warehouse is a digital native with a keen understanding of how to accelerate and match the requirements of the modern shopper.”   Hobby Warehouse’s management team together with commercial advisor, Kevin Moore, negotiated with Tru Kids’ executives and advisors for the Australian and New Zealand licensing rights.   Moore said: “Previously, the Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us business model in Australia was focused primarily on large, physical retail stores which had high fixed costs and extended periods of relatively low sales due to seasonal factors.  Going forward, the business model for Australia and New Zealand will be online focused, with smaller and fewer physical ‘experience centres’ that allow children and their families and friends to see and touch our products.”   Tru Kids Executive Vice President of Global Licensing & General Counsel, James Young, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Hobby Warehouse to bring Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us back to Australia and to launch in New Zealand.  Louis Mittoni and his team have a strong digital vision and understand both the heritage of our iconic brands and how to evolve the shopping experience for the modern consumer. This is an exciting milestone for our company as we continue to grow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us around the world.”   Tru Kids’ license partners currently operate over 700 Toys“R”Us and Babies”R”Us branded stores and ecommerce sites in more than 25 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with over US$3 billion of retail sales attributable to the brands in these regions in 2018.   Hobby Warehouse, which has a long and successful heritage selling online, will continue to market and sell hobby products to teenagers, younger adults and older adults.   ends   About Hobby Warehouse Hobby Warehouse is an independent, Australian-owned company established in 2011 with a mission to enrich the lives of people by encouraging exploration, creativity and living life more fully through the enjoyment of hobbies. It is headquartered in Dandenong in Australia. https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/   For media enquiries in relation to Hobby Warehouse, please contact:   Rochelle Burbury                                         Jane O’Connell Third Avenue Consulting                            Third Avenue Consulting 0408 774 577                                                  0408 248 024 Rochelle@thirdavenue.com.au                Jane@thirdavenue.com.au   About Tru Kids Brands   Tru KidsTM is the parent of beloved brands, including Toys“R”Us®, Babies“R”Us® and Geoffrey the Giraffe®. Established in January 2019, Tru Kids is focused on growing its family of brands through innovative partnerships that deliver kid-and-parent-focused experiences that expand beyond traditional retails concepts in the physical and digital spaces.   The company delivers a wealth of services to its valued license partners around the world, in addition to design and development of over 20 additional established consumer brands. The company has offices in New Jersey, USA, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, China.   Tru Kids is a new company celebrating over 70 years of heritage with an expert team focused on families, kids, and play. Learn more at trukidsbrands.com.   For media enquiries in relation to Tru Kids, please contact Jaime Cassavechia by phone on (212) 518-4771 x108 or by email on jaime@ejmediagroup.com.     A range of images are available on request. Video links: Launch "Pirate" ad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URLCiym2c2Q   Company Overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPrWIlkDm9I   Something BIG (but little) is coming to QBD Books! 2019-05-29T23:46:34Z something-big-but-little-is-coming-to-qbd-books QBD Books are excited to announce their new range of collectable mini books available in all 76 stores Australia wide from July 1st, 2019.  The launch will be celebrated with an official launch party hosted at QBD’s Westfield Bondi Junction Store on the same date.   For the first time in Australian history, 8 publishers and 11 authors have come together to bring this collection of 12 mini books to life. Accompanied by a gorgeous collector’s book shop case it will appeal to children ages 3-12 and lovers of mini collectables everywhere. At QBD Books we believe reading is a timeless form of entertainment, and that the importance of a book to help us learn and understand cannot be underestimated. “Reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. It improves a child’s brain, social skills, writing, and communication. It also a gift that lasts a lifetime…can you think of anything better?”, Nicholas Croydon, CEO QBD Books. Current Australian research indicates over 70% of parents wish their child would read more books for fun and engage in less screen time.  With regular reading significantly improving childhood literacy, the aim of this collection is to encourage children’s love of reading and make reading fun. The full collection includes titles ranging from picture books to junior fiction novels. Each mini book and the collector’s case are 100% recyclable.  Founded in the late 1800's, QBD Books is Australia's largest Australian owned and operated book retailer. Since 2016 the company has expanded from a network of 54 to 76 stores located in major shopping centres in every Australian state.  Research figures quoted in this article are taken from Scholastic Australia’s 2019 Australian Kids & Family Reading Report For further information, interviews or photos please contact: Margaret Milton| Shannon Edwards QBD Books Marketing P: (07) 3291 7411 | (07) 3291 7437 E: QBDPR@qbd.com.au WEB: https://www.qbd.com.au                         FB: facebook.com/QBDBooks INSTAGRAM: @qbdbooks Harness your inner goddess, celebrate yourself, expand your mind and energise your spirit at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and spiritual event. 2019-05-24T04:51:37Z harness-your-inner-goddess-celebrate-yourself-expand-your-mind-and-energise-your-spirit-at-australia-s-largest-health-wellbeing-and-spiritual-event The Melbourne MindBodySpirit Festival, a FREE event, is also celebrating its birthday this Queen’s birthday long weekend from Friday 7 to Monday 10 June. We’re turning 30 and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate! Across four fabulous days, the MindBodySpirit Festival is set to enrich the lifestyles of over 25,000 Melburnians looking to become healthier and happier. The event, which is free to attend, will bring together the very best of organics, natural skincare, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, new-age spirituality and personal growth.  The 2019 Seminar & Workshop Series will feature an inspiring line-up of more than 60 guest facilitators who will share their International and Australian expertise on self-development, spiritual matters, health and nutrition. Special guests include self directed healing practitioner Claire Besley, award winning psychic medium Rene Barics, Childosophy practitioner Dr Maxine Therese and yoga workshops with Varsha Sutrave, Daniel Cuming & Active Yoga Sanctuary. Find mesmerising performances and interactive and spiritual entertainment at the Performance Stage each day including celebrity spiritual mediums Natalee Finn & Florence King, sound healing journey with Lou Van Stone and Anne Ridgeway, and Native American Mescalero Apache Red Horse. For those looking to relax, unwind and take a break, the Meditation Room by Brahma Kumaris will feature free guided classes. Or for those looking to delve into their future or reflect on the past, nationally renowned psychics can be found in the Psychic Reading Room, featuring over 50 of Australia’s most talented readers. Health foodies can learn to cook for their body type, how to combat a fatty liver or understand detoxing with whole foods - all at the Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage! Hear from leading experts including holistic Health Coach Desiree Taylor, Nutritional Medicine master Kathy Ashton and Holistic Health and Mindset Specialists Penelope Jayne and Sean Beveridge of Global Recharge! It’s an exciting day out, filled with shopping, new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice. We all want to live a healthier more wholesome life and the Festival is a great way to discover how. Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most respected wellbeing events, attracting over 91,000 visitors nationwide. The 2019 Festival will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Doors open 10am daily.  Tickets (valued at $20) are FREE by registering online at mbsfestival.com.au. - ENDS -  Homes found for orphan e-scooter credits. 2019-05-20T02:04:48Z homes-found-for-orphan-e-scooter-credits Monday, 20th May 2019                                                         Media Release Homes found for orphan e-scooter credits. Riders with e-scooter credits they can’t use in Adelaide now have a solution. Beam is offering to save the orphan credits and find them a home by giving riders more chances to use a Beam e-scooter. Riders with credits from another provider simply need to fill in a form and Beam will add credits to their accounts, matching the value of the credits that were orphaned when Beam arrived on the streets. Riders can visit https://tinyurl.com/BeamCredit and fill in the form and save a screenshot of their credit balance with the other providers. Beam will credit their accounts with a matching amount subject to terms and conditions. *Terms and Conditions apply see application form for more detail. Applications for redemptions can be made up to and including the date of 18th June 2019. No cash equivalent will be offered. No personal data collected in this form will be used for any other purpose other than validation of credits offered by Beam to applicants who also download the Beam application. Beam’s Head of South Australian Operations Locky Cooper said that many e-scooter riders had raised concerns about leftover credits that could not be used or refunded. “Riders were telling us they had left over credits, we wanted to make sure these credits were not lost so we found a way to convert them into rides with Beam.” “It’s really easy to claim the credits, we want to make it as simple and user friendly as possible, and we want people to know that we listen to their feedback and do everything we can to improve their experience:”  Mr Cooper concluded. For media enquiries about Beam Brad Kitschke Head of Public Affairs (Australia and New Zealand) M - 61 401 809 630  w - www.ridebeam.com E - brad@ridebeam.com AstrOMara offers Psychic Readings, Astrology Reports, and Free Horoscopes 2019-05-17T07:42:17Z astromara-offers-psychic-readings-astrology-reports-and-free-horoscopes Many people have questions about what else is out there, where is their life heading, is there such thing as destiny? Paul O'Mara, Australian psychic offers you the opportunity to find some answers. Paul O'Mara offers a variety of psychic reading options from either Paul himself or with one of his highly skilled and experienced clairvoyants or psychics. Clients can have a live psychic reading by phone or can send a text question and wait for a response. As well as helping with common problems like relationships, the psychics are excited to connect with all kinds of people, from those who often find help from them, to those totally new to the process. Whatever question a person might have for them, their professional psychics will help using skills and different tools including tarot reading with cards. These tools help them to connect to a client's energy. On their site, they offer a free horoscope reading which can help give better insight into why people behave as they do and how it impacts those around them. There is also the opportunity to have a better understanding of their personality and the choices they make with an accurate astrology report. Using these powerful tools Paul O'Mara offers to help clients reach a better understanding of yesterday and today, to make better choices for tomorrow. Psychics have been around for thousands of years. There was a time when they were the top advisors to famous Kings and Queens and rulers around the world. While that may not be the case today many people still find value in getting a psychic reading from for all sorts of reasons. There is an incorrect assumption that readings have to be done in person, but in fact, there have always been psychics capable of distant readings. With a psychic reading by phone that is what clients are getting.  About Paul O'Mara Paul O'Mara offers psychic readings by phone and by text to people all around the world looking for answers and sometimes guidance. We have a team of highly talented professional psychic readers that includes tarot reading. From 10 am till 2 am you can get in touch with one of our receptionists who will then make an appointment for you with our Australian psychic or psychic reader of your choice.  Media Contact 134-136 Pascoe Vale Road Moonee Ponds VIC 3039  Australia  Website: www.paulomara.com 10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that last the test of time 2019-05-07T00:56:21Z 11-last-minute-mother-s-day-gifts-that-last-the-test-of-time Last year, Australians spent $733 million on Mother’s Day gifts with that figure expected to rise in 2019. However, research shows many of these Mother’s Day purchases do not have a lasting impact. Jackie Babbage from the global online gifting site Gifting Owl said her company was about to change all that.    ” it's really common to send mum a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day. But this year we want people to think outside the box and try a fun activity with their mum.” “These days we are so busy that we tend to leave things to the last minute - especially when it comes to choosing a gift,” Ms Babbage said. “Rushed decisions can often lead to buying something that won’t stand the test of time. “That’s where we come in. Gifting Owl is the world’s largest adventure and experience gifting platform making last-minute gift buying a breeze. “Better still, adventure experiences create happy memories that last forever. “We’ve selected some of our favourite experience gifts from around the world for Mother’s Day gift hunters that have either run out of ideas or a run out of time.” Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience, Sydney Australia, $179 Special Class B in Smart Thai Cookery School in Ao Nang, Krabi Thailand, $72 Full day Private Waree Raksa Hot Spring Spa, Krabi Thailand, $117 Champagne and Seafood Brunch, Melbourne Australia, $89 Springbrook & Tamborine Rainforest Tour, Brisbane Australia, $159 Spirit of The Red Sand (Theater Show), Brisbane Australia, $120 Downtown Lip Smacking Tour, Clark County USA, $177 Irie Blue Hole & Horseback Ride & Swim Adventure Tour, Ocho Rios Jamaica, $204 Tandem Skydive at 14,000 ft, Sydney Australia, $275 Wineglass Bay Day Tour, Glamorgan Spring Bay Australia, $140 Gifting Owl vouchers are valid for three years from the date of purchase and are fully transferrable across the Gifting Owl range. ‘School pressure, family life, digital identity, increased expectations’: the reason Girl Guides exists today 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z school-pressure-family-life-digital-identity-increased-expectations-the-reason-girl-guides-exists-today Girl Guides NSW & ACT will focus on the role Guiding plays in supporting young girls navigate school pressures, family life, digital identity and raised expectations with the launch of a new campaign called A Place To Grow to coincide with May - Girl Guides Month. This vital piece of communication to young girls, their families and thousands of active and potential volunteers, will highlight the diverse experiences on offer and its relevance for the young girls of today. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner said that Girl Guides provides a place for young people to feel secure. “We come together over a variety of activities, build confidence and resilience which makes our young people better able to cope with their lives. “We encourage our girls to build life skills, and have the freedom to be adventurous, learn strong communication skills, laugh, and make life-long friendships,” said Commissioner Neill. Ella Ezergailis, aged 12, was inspired to join Girl Guides after hearing her mother’s stories of Guiding and wanted her share of adventure and fun. In 2018, Ella became the youngest Girl Guide to take part in ‘Girl Takeover Parliament’ event, in which she watched Question Time in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Disgusted by the behaviour, Ella wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling him so. “I decided to write to the Prime Minister and ask him to change the culture in Parliament House. I told him he should visit my school to learn how to behave respectfully. “My letter was shared around the world on social media and was reported by news outlets. “Girl Guides has given me the confidence to do such a thing, however the result made me feel that a 12-year-old girl’s voice was important, and girls do have the power to change the world,” said Ella. Now in its 99th year, Girl Guides in NSW & ACT has 7,400 members across 540 Units. Comissioner Neill said recent research revealed that 90% of girls joined the organisation before the age of 11 and stayed because it provided the perfect antidote to the complex and pressured lives of young people. “Our research showed that young girls join for the things they need most at this stage of their lives: fun, meeting friends outside of school and developing new skills. “Parents said they wanted their daughters to join to help them build their confidence, meet new friends and have a community orientation to their life. “Our programs offer a connection to experiences and community that schools and busy families can’t. “We have large scale events and the traditional jamboree, but mostly girls choose their own activities to complete, from creative pursuits to sailing, coding to cooking, orientation to fundraising,” said Commissioner Neill. A Place To Grow will use the 540 Units of Girl Guides NSW & ACT, to promote the stories of resilience, confidence building and friendship it encourages, through social media, local press, local events such as school fetes and Girl Guides own Come and Try nights. Helen White, CEO said, the grass-roots approach is what Girl Guides excel at. “Over 1,000,000 Australians are or have been a Girl Guide. We work at the local level, in communities and across regions supporting and empowering the women of tomorrow. “There is a resurgence of interest in Girl Guides, as young people and their families look at ways to combat the pressures of busy and digital lives. We’re all about supporting someone to find their own path, to build resilience, and life skills to take them wherever they wish,” said Ms White. However, is Girl Guides still relevant for the girls of today? Ella says that it is. “Girl Guides is even more relevant to young people growing up with a digital life. “Girl Guides teaches you how to interact socially, be a responsible citizen, how to deal with emergency situations and gives you the courage to accept challenges. “I even went on camp for a week without my phone, and I survived.” More information: www.aplacetogrow.org.au New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. JetSkiBoats.Com.Au is the first online Jet Ski retailer to accept Bitcoin and other crypto currencies as payment and it has a 30% Sale Discount Campaign to celebrate it 2019-04-08T15:38:15Z jetskiboats-com-au-is-the-first-online-jet-ski-retailer-to-accept-bitcoin-and-other-crypto-currencies-as-a-payment-and-it-has-a-30-sale-discount-campaign-to-promote-it Jetski Boats WA participates in liquidations and clearance auctions for personal watercrafts from US & Japan. We dedicate our time finding brand new older models of Kawasaki, Yamaha and Seadoo Jet Skis which we import to Australia and today we proudly announce the acceptance of crypto currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and many others for the items in stock. Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables instant payments over the Internet. Unlike credit cards and PayPal, Bitcoin has no central authority and no way to lock entire countries out of the network. Merchants who accept Bitcoin payments can do business with anyone. In order to promote the acceptance of crypto currencies we decided to start the Autumn Mega Sale Campaign which allows buyers interested to purchase any of the listed items at 30% discount. During this campaign we accept only Crypto Currencies.  We strongly believe we are the first Australian Jet Ski retailer accepting Crypto Currencies and we are really proud of our achievement.  Would it be advisable for me to purchase a boat? 2019-04-01T00:35:20Z would-it-be-advisable-for-me-to-purchase-a-boat This post is about the boat hiring business, how to start and what to take in consideration about buying or renting boats. Would it be advisable for me to purchase a boat? The advantages and disadvantages of purchasing versus hiring It's anything but difficult to get a bit obsessed with the idea of purchasing a boat. Wouldn't you need the feeling of opportunity and extravagance that accompanies owning a yacht? Wouldn't you like to be designated "captain" by your companions when you're cruising in the Sydney Harbor? What's more, today, it's simpler to purchase, offer or contract a boat. In any case, much the same as a vehicle, you may wonder whether you'd be in an ideal situation purchasing, sharing or leasing one. As watercraft darlings ourselves, we've arranged every one of the upsides and downsides of purchasing versus sharing versus hiring a boat. That First Day Feeling Like your first love, the main day of owning, sharing or hiring a boat is all butterflies and sparklers. Most likely about it, for these boat choices, everything feels incredible on that first day. The harbour is sublime, the boat is sparkling and everybody is grinning. You will feel free, respected and compensated. Notwithstanding, everything that goes up must in the long run descend. Purchasing a Boat The items of common sense of keeping your enticing watercraft fit as a fiddle condition are many. You should guarantee that each surface has a consistent coverage of climate security, regardless of whether it is hard to grade plastic and not metal. Wax shines, decking oils, showers, oils, and hostile to foul on the body are required here. On the off chance that you cherish tinkering and watching the radiance wake up, purchasing your very own boat may fulfil. Boat Share A boat share participation will take a major burden off your duties here as you will just need to complete an 'As you thought that it was' wipe when you get off. Watercraft Charter When you sanction a watercraft, you can simply stroll off, leave the grimy dishes and grill and so forth and head off to the after gathering or a pleasant comfortable lounge chair. It's actually as simple as that. Purchasing a Boat On the off chance that you are purchasing a boat and you can bear the cost of it, you can sprinkle out and purchase a watercraft sufficiently enormous to have bunches of companions. 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Suits the individuals who have heaps of free weekdays, an appropriate piece of extra money, and an eagerness to remain calm and appreciate others celebrating as you assume the liability. Boat Charter With the boat sanction alternative, you can name your gathering size and you will be given a substantial selection of boats to choose from. Luxury Boat Hire can have occasions on boats from 2-950 visitors. Suits the individuals who like to just benefit as much as possible from their leisure time, love to mingle and have a great time. Cooks for all financial plans from unassuming to over the top. No feeling of blame from not utilizing a squandered resource. Can take your pick from a huge scope of watercraft and providing food choices for any size gathering. Local physiotherapy practice named official health partner of the Gold Coast Triathlon 2019-03-29T11:15:21Z local-physiotherapy-practice-named-official-health-partner-of-the-gold-coast-triathlon Family-operated Gold Coast based physiotherapy practice, PhysioFlex has been named the official health partner of the forthcoming Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial. The practice specialises in treating athletes competing in the three continuous and sequential endurance races, and will offer its services free-of-charge to 1800 triathletes (around one-third of whom are expected to be Gold Coast locals) competing in the triathlon being held over the weekend of 6-7 April, 2019. The annual event is the largest sprint distance triathlon in Australia with competitors ranging from children to elite athletes seeking qualification to compete in the World Championships. Sentimentally known as the “triathlon for triathletes”, the Gold Coast Triathlon is an iconic Gold Coast triathlon event celebrating the life and times of larger-than-life character, Luke Harrop – a former Gold Coast triathlete who lost his life in a motor vehicle incident while training. PhysioFlex founder, Ben Mack, a former triathlete and elite middle distance runner himself, knows first-hand the huge incidence of injuries that come with being an athlete, and the importance of physiotherapy support, pre- and post-race. “Both Ben’s and my husband Victor’s experience as triathletes have inspired our support for the Gold Coast Triathlon,” said PhysioFlex manager, Prudence Gracio. “Our five physios will be providing complimentary advice and treatment at the event, including mini assessments, massage, trigger point and myofascial release, strapping and compression recovery through a collaboration with NormaTec Pulse Leg Recovery System. “We want to encourage triathletes to visit us pre and post-race, and moving forward. Our mission is to bring our love of, expertise and personal involvement in triathlons to our valued clients.” “As physiotherapists, we support everyone from children to the elderly, to people who are involved in sport, and particularly triathlon. "Physiotherapy plays an integral role in preparing for best performance, and avoiding injury; and of course, when all-too-often injury occurs (particularly where there is inadequate preparation), recovering and rehabbing from injury; ultimately to maximise the life of their involvement in their sport." Not only will the PhysioFlex team be offering athletes complimentary services, but their involvement in the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial, will open doors for aspiring physiotherapy students. A large team of student physiotherapists from Bond University will be on hand to assist the PhysioFlex team, and gain practical experience working with the athletes. “In order for us to have the manpower to attend to all the athletes, we have partnered with Bond University to offer students the opportunity to gain invaluable practical, hands-on experience working alongside PhysioFlex’s team of highly-experienced physiotherapists,” said Ms Gracio. PhysioFlex is a family affair with brother and sister team, Ben Mack and Prudence Gracio at the helm, mother Jenny in charge of administration, and Prudence’s husband, Victor a triathlete and PhysioFlex ambassador. “PhysioFlex was born almost 10 years ago, based initially from a spare bedroom. Through immense work, the practice grew from there to its current location in Southport,” said Ms Gracio. “What sets PhysioFlex apart from other physio practices is the fact that we are a family-based business. We are not a franchise or a large corporate; our clients are treated like family. - ends - For more information or interview requests, please contact: Joanne Rahn Director zanthii communications Phone: 0402 148 334 Email: joanne@zanthii.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiau Revolutionising gifts for friends and family overseas 2019-03-29T06:30:16Z revolutionising-gifts-for-friends-and-family-overseas Local business, Gifting Owl, is revolutionising gift giving for friends and family overseas by offering experience gift vouchers available in over 100 countries worldwide.  Jackie Babbage, Co-Founder of Gifting Owl, says that material gifts are becoming predictable, especially for Australian’s who are avid travellers and have family and friends living overseas. “At Gifting Owl, we believe that the perfect gift is an adventure experience that recipients will remember forever,” Ms. Babbage said.   Gifting Owl has tours, activities and adventures in over 1,000 cities that can be gifted as vouchers to anyone across the world. Recipients have full flexibility in choosing the activity, location and date of the experience.   “We knew that we wanted our activities to be scattered all over the globe, just like many of our friends and family,” Ms. Babbage said.   Research shows that Australians are travelling internationally more than ever before, indicating that experience gifts may be the future for giving gifts for loved ones who are constantly travelling or live overseas.   Ms. Babbage says that sending a gift to friends and family living overseas shouldn’t be so difficult in 2019. “We live in a world that’s more connected than ever, yet we still pay exorbitant fees to send small packages long distances and having to wait weeks for them to arrive,” she said. Gifting Owl’s global experience gift vouchers are sent digitally and can be received immediately. Read more about gifting for family and friends overseas here.