The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-20T23:52:50Z Trailblazing new program making it easier for families to travel 2019-05-20T23:52:50Z trailblazing-new-program-making-it-easier-for-families-to-travel Heading off on holidays might be a relatively simple thing to do, but when it comes to travelling with kids, it’s usually not that easy, which is why Australian woman Nicci O’Mara, developed the Family Trips Made Easy academy. A first for the travel industry, Family Trips Made Easy is a six-week online course, designed to help busy parents save time, money and stress planning family trips.  “I take the guesswork and time-wasting out of planning an amazing family trip, by teaching parents my step-by-step process, and giving them all the resources and tools they’ll need, so they can travel cheaper, easier and with confidence,” said Trip Chiefs Founder, Nicci O’Mara. The creator of Family Trips Made Easy, mum to two young boys, and intrepid traveller, Nicci O’Mara came up with the idea after finding it so difficult and time consuming to piece together all the information she needed to plan her own family trips. “When I first started travelling with my kids, I did what we all do. Get on Google and start searching for things to do in Rome with kids, where to stay in San Francisco, and how to see the Great Barrier Reef,” she said.  “I’d spend hours and hours clicking and reading, only to find I was overwhelmed with too much information and not much of it was based on the experiences and needs of families.  So I’d ask the travel agent, friends and family, and they’d give me some good recommendations but it would only answer a few questions.  I also needed to know how to work out how much money we’d need, how did I put together an itinerary that catered to the needs and pace of having kids, did my kids need car seats, and how on earth was I going to keep them happy on a 20-hour flight?” There’s so much parents need to know, which is why Nicci developed Family Trips Made Easy academy, so that other parents can benefit from her years of research and experience, together with the checklists, templates, destination research sites lists, tools and sanity saving tips she now uses for every trip.  “I know this is going to be an absolute game-changer for parents who want to take amazing trips with their kids, no matter whether they’re dreaming of a trip, or already planning, and whether they’re using a travel agent or doing things themselves.” Nicci has spent the past three years teaching parents how to make it easier to travel with their kids. Parents like Helen and her husband, former Olympic swimmer Darren Lange. “You’ve done all the work for us! Instead of having to go to heaps of different websites to find each piece of information, it was all there in the course, step-by-step. It was clear, quick and easy to do, and the bonus is I can revisit it once I get closer to leaving on our trip. I thought I knew everything I needed to know but there were so many things I hadn’t thought of. I was so wrapped up in the big stuff like flights, that I was forgetting all the crucial little details – time savers, mind savers and financial savers,” Helen said. And Brisbane mother of three, Dahlas Fletcher. “I thought I could find all the info for my upcoming trip to Canada from friends, family and my travel agent. However, when I dived into the course, there were so many things I hadn’t thought of. Trip Chiefs’ consolidates everything into the one spot so you know what you need to do next and where to find it. A must for anyone planning a trip with children!” Dahlas said. If you’re dreaming of travelling with your kids but without the stress and overwhelm, or, if you've already started planning your trip and want to to make it easier and be more confident in your decisions, you’ll see how Family Trips Made Easy academy can get you there in less time and with less stress. Family Trips Made Easy academy Opens for enrolments Thursday, 23 May 2019 https://tripchiefs.com Family Trips Made Easy course overview Week 1 is all about money, where we look at making travel more affordable. You learn how to save money to travel, how to find savings on your trip and how to budget, so that you can see and do more. Week 2 is about planning. where you’ll learn  how to put together a great itinerary that’s right for your family, plus find the best accommodation and attractions for you. Week 3 is about getting there and around your destination. We deal with flights, road trips, car hire and train travel, so you get the best deal and know how to overcome the traps and the challenges whether you're booking through a travel agent or doing it all yourself. Week 4 covers all the international essentials you need to know before you go. Here we talk about passports and visas, solo parent travel, insurance, vaccinations, foreign currency, and technology. Week 5 will have you taking off into the skies with everything about flying, with lessons on how to prepare the kids, helpful tips for at the airport, plus how to entertain and care for kids on even the longest flight. Week 6 is dedicated to making it easier to head off on your trip. You’ll get advice on packing, checklists of what you need to do before you leave home, and my top tips for what to do when you reach your destination to ensure a smooth transition, plus what to do when things go wrong.  Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin 2019-05-20T01:50:05Z discover-the-secret-ingredient-to-younger-looking-skin Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin Ceramide and Vitamin E Skin Oil from Africa Media Release - May 2019 We all want younger looking skin, so it’s never too early to prevent the visible signs of ageing. Thanks to BodyPlus Skin Oil you can now keep those wrinkles at bay to ensure your skin remains looking soft and youthful for longer! CEO of McGloins Supertex Nick Barnes says, “It’s so important to look after our skin no matter what age you are. You can also use it when you’re young to keep skin looking amazing, or when you’re older as the active ingredients ceramide and Vitamin E inject moisture into the skin to help rewind the effects of ageing”. The secret lies within BodyPlus Skin Oil’s active ingredient ceramide, which works to capture and bind moisture to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. BodyPlus Skin Oil is also enriched with Vitamin E, which aids in the prevention of dry and flaky skin. Ceramide has long been used as an anti-ageing agent as it helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention. Ceramide is found naturally in the outer layer of the skin but ceramide levels decline with age, leaving skin looking tired and dry. Key benefits and various uses of BodyPlus Skin Oil include: Everyday moisturiser Safely treats stretch marks Treats sunburn Lightens dark spots Heals drying fingernails Reverses premature skin ageing Acts as cleansing agent Soothes pain from cold sores Suitable for men and women of all ages Helps to treat eczema BodyPlus Skin Oil works best when applied twice a day for at least three months. High in Vitamin E and Ceramides, use BodyPlus as an intensive face and body moisturiser, bath oil or after sun treatment. BodyPlus Skin Oil is available at Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au for an RRP of $19.95. L’Action 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks 2019-05-20T01:39:05Z laction-2-in-1-ritual-face-masks It’s never been easier to bring the spa treatment into your home with the new range of 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks by L’Action Paris. With four different nourishing masks in the range, enriched with a combination of unique ingredients to detoxify and hydrate the skin, you can achieve the day spa feeling in the comfort of your home in just 12 minutes! The simple 2-step process works to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin, offering a complete treatment in one easy to use product. Available in four different treatments, each product contains an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the scrub and rinse off then follow with the mask for velvety smooth skin! L’Action Paris Ritual 2 in 1 Mask Hydrating Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – The creamy scrub is enriched with minerals and sea salt from the Iroise Sea to cleanse the skin and eliminate impurities. The mask contains white clay, Shea butter and sweet orange essential oils to regenerate and capture moisture. Cocoa Soothing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Enriched with cocoa shell powder and orange peel powder, this scrub delivers gentle exfoliation and promotes skin protection. The mask contains Shea and cocoa butter to effectively improve the skin’s moisture levels and boost skin elasticity. Coconut Nourishing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Specially formulated for dry skin, this nourishing scrub contains coconut shell powder and sunflower oil to eliminate dead skin cells and prevent dehydration. Enriched with coconut oil, the mask will leave your skin feeling intensely smooth and moisturised. Detox Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Infused with Chinese green tea leaves, this scrub will detoxify and protect your skin by eliminating toxins to reduce the visible signs of ageing. The mask is enriched with castor oil to leave the skin feeling purified and soothed. Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The L’Action Paris 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks are available online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au Anthony Macklin, former NSW Police Inspector and member of the child abuse and sex crimes squad to hold ‘The Child Safety Seminar’ 2019-05-17T00:24:49Z anthony-macklin-former-nsw-police-inspector-and-member-of-the-child-abuse-and-sex-crimes-squad-to-hold-the-child-safety-seminar FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Anthony Macklin, former NSW Police Inspector and member of the child abuse and sex crimes squad to hold ‘The Child Safety Seminar’ - an opportunity for parents to equip themselves with knowledge and advice to protect children from sexual predators and online grooming. Sydney, 16th May 2019– Every parent wants to protect their kids from the danger of sexual predators, and although they try their hardest they often worry they’re not doing enough. The Child Safety Seminar - How to protect your children from sexual predators and online grooming, teaches parents the skills and measures needed to protect their children and those in their care from sex offenders in the community and online. With one Australian child in five sexually abused before they are 18, Anthony Macklin’s two-hour long seminar is a session parents and carers can’t afford to miss. Now working as the principal consultant at Rampart Consulting, Anthony will talk to and teach parents and carers about: ·         How to navigate the myths, methods and motivations of today’s sex offenders and learn how they are targeting children in Australia ·         The cyber safety rules that you can teach your kids to keep them safe when playing video games, messaging on social media and using their phones ·         The real facts about child sex abuse in Australia and, within your community ·         The statistics surrounding abuse and how offenders are closer to home than you realise ·         How to notice and become aware of potential abusers through their behaviour and tactics ·         Examples of common patterns used by offenders   The seminar, aimed at parents, grandparents, family members, carers, teachers and community staff is the only one Anthony will hold this year. Held at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters New South Wales, 2224 on Thursday, May 30th 2019, at 7 PM, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak to Anthony. Tickets cost $59, come with a money-back guarantee and are available at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/child-safety-seminar-tickets-61779393830 Anthony was previously a NSW Police Inspector, member of the child abuse and sex crimes squad and a specialist sex offence investigator working on high profile sexual assaults, organised paedophile rings and kidnappings. Anthony also formed part of the Child Exploitation Internet Unit (a sub branch of the Sex Crimes Squad), was involved in the arrest of numerous child sex offenders and has helped other NSW Detectives with sexual assault cases. Anthony’s experience led to him working as a lecturer on the NSW Police Investigators Course and teaching NSW Police Youth Liaison and School Liaison officers about online child safety. He oversaw the creation of the first permanent Local Area Command Child Protection Registration compliance team in NSW. Additionally, he was a Bodyguard to the Prime Minister and other international heads of state. END ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTACT To arrange an interview, for quotes, images or other details about Anthony Macklin, Rampart Consulting and The Child Safety Seminar: Tel: 0402502324 Email: anthony@rampart.com.au Tel: (02) 8521-6722 Image link: Website: Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/child-safety-seminar-tickets-61779393830?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1-L6PF0D7cstfQKxIPcBwKGs2buj7JzPfuewU8PFXvWjKVQphVdsmnZhQ Rampart: https://rampart.com.au/     Winter Wonderlights Returns To Light Up Sovereign Hill In 2019 2019-05-16T02:16:09Z winter-wonderlights-returns-to-light-up-sovereign-hill-in-2019 During the day visitors can enjoy fun-filled pantomimes and theatre performances, join in Christmas themed arts and crafts, stock up on traditional Christmas decorations, sample our delicious, limited edition Winter Wonderlights lemon meringue drops, and try to catch the cheeky Gingerbread man.  Faux snow will fall at regular intervals over the Victorian-style buildings and the smell of Christmas treats will fill the air as visitors are swept up in the excitement of a special European-style Christmas.   By night, listen to live music, dance in the faux snowfalls and watch on as Sovereign Hill is transformed with an incredible new light projection show.   More than 95,000 visitors enjoyed the three-week event in 2018, and with large crowds expected again this year Wonderlight-goers are encouraged to pre-book at www.winterwonderlights.com.au to avoid missing out, with tickets now on sale.   Winter Wonderlights At A Glance - More than 15kms of fairy lights will add a magical touch to Sovereign Hill’s gardens, including a NEW light tunnel. - Find Sir Ginger getting up to mischief on Main Street. - Watch flames erupt from the Sovereign Hill chimney. - Dance in the faux snow. - Let the European street market tempt you. - Over 25 buildings will come alive with large-scale light projections, the largest light projection spectacle ever staged in one site anywhere in Australia. The Winter Wonderlights will commence each evening as the sun sets.   When:      Saturday 29 June – Sunday 21 July 2019 from 10am daily. The ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show will start each evening after 5.45pm. Where:     Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, 3350
 Cost:         General admission:
Adults $62.00,
Children (5-15) $27.80, Concession ($49.70), Family ($157.00) and Single Family ($112.00).   Visitors coming to experience Winter Wonderlights this year can also book tickets to see Sovereign Hill’s new sound and light show Aura, which will run each evening following the Winter Wonderlights show.  Set under the stars, and featuring hundreds of stunning projections to create an immersive storytelling experience, Aura is the perfect compliment to the Winter Wonderlights show.   1000 HOUR Sponsors Tigerlily Show @ MBFWA 2019 2019-05-13T06:18:32Z 1000-hour-sponsors-tigerlily-show-mbfwa-2019 1000 HOUR sponsors Tigerlily’s first Fashion Week in 17 Years Get the look from Tigerlily’s comeback Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019 Show Media Release - May 2019 1000 HOUR, the iconic Australian brand behind some of the most sought after and innovative DIY beauty staples, including the ever-popular artificial lashes, graced the catwalk at one of the most highly anticipated shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, in Sydney this afternoon. On the eve of Tigerlily's 20th Birthday and comeback show; models were sporting dainty and natural looking 1000 HOUR Eyelashes by 1000 HOUR Lash Director Melanie Burnicle – in collaboration with Makeup Artist Lara Karamian for Lancôme this fresh natural sun kissed look was created for the show. Tigerlily shares the same youthful curiosity as the 1000 HOUR brand. Tigerlily CEO Chris Buchanan said, "Tigerlily is one of Australia's most admired and respected brands. At Fashion Week, we will be presenting a more elevated apparel offering - think linens, silks and luxe fabrications, new swim silhouettes with classic Tigerlily prints. We’re proud to be supported by iconic Australian DIY beauty brand, 1000 HOUR, as our lash sponsor for such a special show for Tigerlily.” The show’s 1000 HOUR Lash Director and Makeup Artist Melanie Burnicle said, “My secret to creating a natural look for Tigerlily’s show was 1000 HOUR's individual lashes. I love working with Australian brands and 1000 HOUR lashes are easy to apply especially in a fast paced environment like backstage. The lashes are great for creating anything from a fresh faced day look or adding a some fabulous drama to your makeup.” Melanie’s step-by-step how-to and top tips to create the natural lash look sported on the runway today: Step 1 - Curl your lashes Curl your lashes! This helps to create a base for the false lashes and allows for a seamlessly natural look. Doing this before Mascara helps to protect your lashes from breakage. If you choose to curl once mascara is applied be very gentle and careful on releasing lashes as mascara will stick the lashes to the curler. Step 2 - Apply mascara Apply mascara before applying false lashes. This helps create structure and allows you to better judge the placement of the individual lashes especially for the natural look. Mel’s Tip: Re-applying mascara at the end of the process will add more drama to the look. Step 3 - Prep individual lashes Apply a small amount of lash glue to the back of your hand and allow it dry a little (this means you don’t need to sit still for as long waiting for it to dry on the eye) and line up the Individual lashes close to the glue so you can see what you are working with. Mel’s Tip: If you need to, trim the individual false lashes before applying to ensure they aren’t too much longer than your natural lashes. This will help the false lashes to blend, creating a really natural look. Step 4 - Use tweezers to apply each lash Use tweezers so you can angle the lash application and help you to place the lashes flat into your lash line. Remember to make sure that the lashes don’t sit higher on the skin. If so, they will be visible especially in a natural makeup look. Mel’s Tip: Remember to look at your eye shape as most eyes aren’t symmetrical, so you may need 3 lashes on one eye and 4 on the other. If your brows sit low, don’t add too much length in the lashes you apply on inner corners as it will create a smaller eyelid. If your eyes are very round, don’t apply lashes right on the outer corner as it will follow your eye shape and drag the eye down and not lift it up for a youthful appearance. 1000 HOUR Individual Lashes are available in two styles Short to Medium and Medium to Long RRP $9.49. 1000 HOUR's range of false lashes are available in Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. For further information, images or product samples, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 0434 820 542 – rachel@360pr.com.au A Smart Way To Hire A Good Separation Lawyer For Betterment 2019-05-09T08:51:24Z a-smart-way-to-hire-a-good-separation-lawyer-for-betterment UGH! Are you tired of the relationship? Well, it is easy to get knotted but hard to commit on the words till the life ends. Nowadays, the ratio of divorce is increasing because people become less compassionate and less tolerance with the life styles. They deny to compromise on a single thing and at the end, kids have to survive. And, more number of CC Fam Law Divorce Lawyers Melbourne are gathering to solve the issue out. How to choose the best divorce lawyer among many divorce lawyers Melbourne available? The process of divorce lawyer hiring is a bit difficult as you have to be careful socially as well as logically when you think of getting into divorce like decision. And if you have kids then the separation become more difficult. When you think of interviewing separation lawyers Melbourne, you should make sure few factors because a wrong selection may spoil the case and can be in favour of the opponent.   There need a necessity that people change the lawyer while working on the case. So, in this situation, how will you hire the best divorce lawyer? Don’t be panic. This guide is for you! Are you in need of divorce lawyer? Have you and your spouse decided to end the relation? The very first question that any of the lawyer will ask is, the reason behind the divorce. Though, it is not that simple question that you can say whatever you want. You have to be sure about the idea of divorce. You can’t spoil the time of higher authorities. A thumb of rule is, the less you think about getting into the court matters to solve the issue, the more calmly you can smoothen the procedure. Do you need a divorce lawyer? There are many factors to be considered when you think of hiring a divorce lawyer. If you are having a problem like abuse or violence then you should definitely seek for the attorney. Basically, you should hire an attorney if your spouse has hired one. I know, it will become uneasy for you to deal with the entire procedure because it can affect many lives. How about your financial capacity? Are you stable financially? Can you contact the attorney and can offer the money that they ask for? If not then you should try contacting charities or there are some attorney that fight the case on behalf of you with relatively less fees. Are you suffering from fear of violence? If you think that your spouse or any other person can harm you or your children then it may become a serious case to hire attorney. You can also ask for 24/7 protection so that they can’t harm any of you or can’t damage the proof. Enhance Family Day Care celebrates one year of supporting the Bundaberg community 2019-05-08T04:42:02Z enhance-family-day-care-celebrates-one-year-of-supporting-the-bundaberg-community Enhance Family Day Care will celebrate one year of supporting local families at a dinner for educators and staff at 7pm Friday 10 May at Rowers on the River Restaurant and Function Centre, Bundaberg. In May 2018, educators and staff from the Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care scheme joined Enhance Family Day Care after the scheme ceased operations due to Federal Government funding changes. The Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care scheme had provided quality care to families in Bundaberg for over 35 years. The move helped ensure local families could continue to access quality family day care. The dinner will also celebrate National Family Day Care Week. National Family Day Care Week recognises the important contribution family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of more than 131,000 children across Australia. Enhance Family Day Care is operated by Approved Provider, Family Day Care Association of Queensland, a not for profit organisation and the peak body for family day care in Queensland. The Association has more than 40 years’ experience in home-based quality early learning. Family Day Care Association of Queensland CEO, Jason de Bakker said Enhance is proud to have worked with these educators and staff over the past year and they continue to be an invaluable asset to the Bundaberg community. The service has continued to grow and be an important part of the community, holding events and play dates in local parks for Bundaberg families. Mr de Bakker said, ‘Enhance Family Day Care aims to ensure our services are high quality and work with the National Quality Standards. Our focus is ensuring the best possible outcomes for children, families and the local community.’ Enhance Family Day Care offers services throughout Queensland.  They offer quality, regulated, legally compliant and flexible day care, before and after school, and vacation care services in the home of an qualified educator. They honour children and childhood by nurturing and guiding and emphasise children’s competency and child directed learning. Fun, safety and inclusion are key priorities. Families seeking family day care in Bundaberg are advised to contact Enhance Family Day Care at 14 Fitzgerald St, Norville, QLD, 4670, 07 4152 9233, bundaberg@fdcaq.com.au enhancefamilydaycare.org.au / fdcqld.org Mainfreight extends its sponsorship and launches Student Excellence Award and Best Book Giving Assembly Competition 2019-05-06T05:32:46Z mainfreight-extends-its-sponsorship-and-launches-student-excellence-award-and-best-book-giving-assembly-competition Mainfreight has extended its support of the Books in Homes Program from seven to nine primary schools across Australia and has launched two new initiatives—the Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude and the Best Book Giving Assembly Competition. During 2019 alone, Mainfreight will deliver almost 20,000 books to 5905 students participating on the Program. This means each child will receive nine brand new quality books-of-choice a year to build a home library and to share with their family, and the schools will receive 2270 additional books to be integrated into their libraries and also awarded to children who are “Caught Being Good”.   The Books in Homes and Mainfreight partnership first began in Australia in 2005 and has translated into distributing over 135,000 books from 2005 to 2018 to children, living in low socio-economic circumstances or in remote or Indigenous communities across Australia. The Program has helped young people value reading as a necessary but also fun and exciting skill and has also introduced these youngsters to stories from many Australian authors and illustrators. Moreover, 25% of the Program includes content from Indigenous creators.   Mainfreight is passionate about helping disadvantaged children discover the joys of reading and help shine a bright light onto pathways leading to future learning and achievement. As a consequence, Mainfreight has generously launched the new Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude at each of the nine schools it sponsors (NSW: Matraville Soldier’s Settlement Public School, Doonside Public School, Woodberry Public School, Hume Public School; Vic: Broadmeadows Primary School, Noble Park Primary School; Qld: Carole Park State School; SA: Elizabeth South Primary School; and WA: Majella Catholic Primary School).   The Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude will be awarded to one senior student at each school who has shown a positive attitude in all areas of school life. Alternatively, the Award can also recognise students who have accomplished a major goal, or put in an exceptional effort at their school.   Books in Homes is also launching the Mainfreight Best Book Giving Assembly Competition during Term 2, 2019 across the country, which will celebrate the strong connection Mainfreight has forged with its sponsored schools at the end of term celebration when the books are handed out to the students. One school will win this Award at the end of the year, culminating in a special trophy presentation.   Peter Large, CEO from Books in Homes Australia, spoke about the value of Mainfreight’s ongoing 14-year association with Books in Homes and the sponsored schools:   “Mainfreight is to be congratulated in its support of early education opportunities for Australian children. Books in Homes Australia, as well as Mainfreight’s sponsored schools across the country, greatly appreciate the dedication of Mainfreight to helping improve the future of Australian children participating in the Program. As a company, Mainfreight’s contribution to its regional communities reflects the company’s corporate culture and looks to develop special people and future leaders. Thousands of children Australia wide have experienced the benefits of Mainfreight’s contribution through Books in Homes, and we look forward to thousands more with Mainfreight’s ongoing commitment to improving childhood literacy.”   These initiatives only signify a slice of Mainfreight’s ongoing support and generosity to Books in Homes, which also includes having their office located at the Mainfreight Banksmeadow premises, fruit pick-up and delivery for a Melbourne primary school, as well as fund-raising efforts for small remote schools located in the Northern Territory.   Mainfreight, as an international company, also supports children’s education through Books in Homes in New Zealand and USA.   ENDS Media Contact: Julie Ditrich, Communications Coordinator                             Phone: 0412 445 511                                                                                  Email: julieditrich@booksinhomes.com.au       New children's film - Dino King: Journey To Fire Mountain 2019-05-03T01:02:47Z new-children-s-film-dino-king-journey-to-fire-mountain Odin's Eye Entertainment is proud to release a new action-packed family adventure - DINO KING: JOURNEY TO FIRE MOUNTAIN (3D) in Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas around Australia on Thursday, May 9. Combining the realism of Walking With Dinosaurs with the heart of Finding Nemo, this feature film tells the story of Speckles, a ferocious Tarbosaurus and his young son Junior, who are mourning the loss of their family in an epic battle. Together, they roam the lands in search of food, adventure and peace. Under the watchful eye of his Dad, Junior is growing up healthy and strong, but with an overconfidence thanks to his young age. After one such encounter results in Junior being captured, Speckles embarks on an adventure to the ends of earth to find his son. Encountering friend and foe, ally and enemy, Speckles will stop at nothing and will take on all comers to save his boy. (Featuring the voice of David Collins of The Umbilical Brothers as SSAI, who joins Speckles on his quest to rescue Junior). All tickets to see DINO KING: JOURNEY TO FIRE MOUNTAIN are $12.00. Bookings through: EVENT CINEMAS https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/DinoKingJourneyToFireMountain VILLAGE CINEMAS https://villagecinemas.com.au/movies/dino-king-journey-to-fire-mountain https://vimeo.com/316002506 WATCH THE TRAILER ‘School pressure, family life, digital identity, increased expectations’: the reason Girl Guides exists today 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z school-pressure-family-life-digital-identity-increased-expectations-the-reason-girl-guides-exists-today Girl Guides NSW & ACT will focus on the role Guiding plays in supporting young girls navigate school pressures, family life, digital identity and raised expectations with the launch of a new campaign called A Place To Grow to coincide with May - Girl Guides Month. This vital piece of communication to young girls, their families and thousands of active and potential volunteers, will highlight the diverse experiences on offer and its relevance for the young girls of today. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner said that Girl Guides provides a place for young people to feel secure. “We come together over a variety of activities, build confidence and resilience which makes our young people better able to cope with their lives. “We encourage our girls to build life skills, and have the freedom to be adventurous, learn strong communication skills, laugh, and make life-long friendships,” said Commissioner Neill. Ella Ezergailis, aged 12, was inspired to join Girl Guides after hearing her mother’s stories of Guiding and wanted her share of adventure and fun. In 2018, Ella became the youngest Girl Guide to take part in ‘Girl Takeover Parliament’ event, in which she watched Question Time in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Disgusted by the behaviour, Ella wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling him so. “I decided to write to the Prime Minister and ask him to change the culture in Parliament House. I told him he should visit my school to learn how to behave respectfully. “My letter was shared around the world on social media and was reported by news outlets. “Girl Guides has given me the confidence to do such a thing, however the result made me feel that a 12-year-old girl’s voice was important, and girls do have the power to change the world,” said Ella. Now in its 99th year, Girl Guides in NSW & ACT has 7,400 members across 540 Units. Comissioner Neill said recent research revealed that 90% of girls joined the organisation before the age of 11 and stayed because it provided the perfect antidote to the complex and pressured lives of young people. “Our research showed that young girls join for the things they need most at this stage of their lives: fun, meeting friends outside of school and developing new skills. “Parents said they wanted their daughters to join to help them build their confidence, meet new friends and have a community orientation to their life. “Our programs offer a connection to experiences and community that schools and busy families can’t. “We have large scale events and the traditional jamboree, but mostly girls choose their own activities to complete, from creative pursuits to sailing, coding to cooking, orientation to fundraising,” said Commissioner Neill. A Place To Grow will use the 540 Units of Girl Guides NSW & ACT, to promote the stories of resilience, confidence building and friendship it encourages, through social media, local press, local events such as school fetes and Girl Guides own Come and Try nights. Helen White, CEO said, the grass-roots approach is what Girl Guides excel at. “Over 1,000,000 Australians are or have been a Girl Guide. We work at the local level, in communities and across regions supporting and empowering the women of tomorrow. “There is a resurgence of interest in Girl Guides, as young people and their families look at ways to combat the pressures of busy and digital lives. We’re all about supporting someone to find their own path, to build resilience, and life skills to take them wherever they wish,” said Ms White. However, is Girl Guides still relevant for the girls of today? Ella says that it is. “Girl Guides is even more relevant to young people growing up with a digital life. “Girl Guides teaches you how to interact socially, be a responsible citizen, how to deal with emergency situations and gives you the courage to accept challenges. “I even went on camp for a week without my phone, and I survived.” More information: www.aplacetogrow.org.au New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? 2019-04-28T20:20:40Z sick-of-shark-tax-losing-your-fish-catch-to-sharks Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? Introducing Ocean Guardian’s FISH01 – Powered by Shark Shield Technology Media Release - 29 April 2019 Raising high quality fish species from the depths can be a demoralizing experience if sharks are in attendance. Thanks to the latest innovation from Ocean Guardian, the new FISH01 has been specifically developed for the fishing industry to improve catch rates by reducing shark tax. The new device is powered by Shark Shield Technology, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, and has been proven to prevent the majority of shark species from attacking hooked fish, improving efficiency and resulting in less time at sea. Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, says, “The major outcome from a trial using Shark Shield Technology conducted by the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council indicated that electrical shark deterrents do deter the majority of shark's species from attacking hooked fish.” “For many years we have known that both recreational and commercial fishermen have been using our Shark Shield Technology to significantly improve catch rates, we are now very excited to deliver a product specifically designed to meet their needs, the FISH01” Key features of the FISH01: Dramatically reduces collateral damage from sharks Between 10-12 hours of battery life – continuous operation Protective field up to 15 meters deep and 6 meters wide Maximum operating depth of 200m Available for pre-order online, shipping June 2019 How to use the FISH01: 20 meters or less depth: Position half way between the surface and the bottom thereby creating a broad zone from the surface to the bottom. Greater than 20 meters depth: It can be impossible to predict where in the water column sharks are likely to strike your fish. Position close to the sharks, as deep as 200m. “The FISH01 has no effect on the target fish species. Shark Shield Technology has been developed to specifically take advantage of the highly sensitive electrical receptors called the "Ampullae of Lorenzini" present in a shark’s snout. As fish are without these receptors Shark Shield Technology has negligible effect on them. Divers and Spear fishers have also observed that fish are unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. www.ocean-guardian.com About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au HELPING MOTHERS COPE 2019-04-17T02:23:52Z helping-mothers-cope FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jing Jackson Phone: 0403247699 Email: jing.jackson@edogaustralia.com.au HELPING MOTHERS COPE Fetal Doppler holds the key to a stress-free pregnancy “I’m sorry, but there is no heartbeat”. Cold. Harsh. Real. The sad fact is, one in 4 women experience the loss of their baby, and whether it happens in the first days or the last days or your pregnancy, it is absolutely heartbreaking. It’s no surprise that most women experience a mixture of both excitement and anxiousness when they first see two lines appear on the stick. While pregnancy is a blessing, it can also come with many fears. BabyHeart was set up to put the health and safety of a baby first through their range of fetal Doppler products that are ARTG registered for safety and effectiveness. A doppler allows a mum-to-be to listen to her baby’s heartbeat throughout pregnancy, offering comfort, reassurance and providing the perfect opportunity for a mum to bond with her baby. It is our mission to harness the power of advanced technology and innovative solutions, so pregnant women can safely and confidently listen to the heartbeats of their babies, says BabyHeart CEO.... There is nothing more important than being able to offer parents peace of mind throughout the pregnancy, which they can enjoy from the comfort of their home. BabyHeart dopplers are easy to use, and something the whole family can share in together, creating lasting memories of a special time. One mum-to-be, Alisha, shares “I have suffered two miscarriages in the past, so getting pregnant this time I was so nervous something bad would happen again. Listening to my baby’s heartbeat is the most amazing feeling and reassured me and my partner knowing everything was going to be fine this time. I absolutely would tell anyone that is expecting to buy one of these!” While BabyHeart aims to educate parents-to-be on the proper use of fetal dopplers, it is important to note that the product should never be used as a replacement for health care professionals. If you have any concerns they should always be directed to their health care provider. About BabyHeart Being able to hear your baby’s heartbeat and bond with them during pregnancy is such an important thing, and BabyHeart carries the largest selection of fetal dopplers that are ARTG registered for safety and effectiveness. We offer high quality products at competitive prices and our express next day delivery service to most metro areas within Australia. Media Opportunity: Kyle Sandilands announced as 2019 Ambassador for Stepping Stone House’s annual ‘Sleep Under the Stars’ fundraising event 2019-04-16T08:55:47Z media-opportunity-kyle-sandilands-announced-as-2019-ambassador-for-stepping-stone-house-s-annual-sleep-under-the-stars-fundraising-event MEDIA RELEASE    Kyle Sandilands announced as 2019 Ambassador for Stepping Stone House’s annual  ‘Sleep Under the Stars’ fundraising event  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Wednesday 17th April, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Sydney-based charity for youth-at-risk, Stepping Stone House (SSH), is excited to confirm Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands as this year’s Ambassador for its fifth ‘Sleep Under the Stars’ (SUTS) event. This is the second time Mr. Sandilands joins the charity at their annual fundraiser to support vulnerable youth and raise awareness for youth homelessness in New South Wales.     The issue of homelessness is close to Mr Sandilands’ heart. The successful radio personality, who co-hosts KIISFM's Kyle and Jackie O show, spoke about his own battle with homelessness at the 2018 Sleep Under the Stars event.     “I remember the first night I slept on the street…in Brisbane, in the 80s, there was not a lot of help. That is where the SSH mission resonates with me. Their targets, their goals and their dreams. This is the charity for me.”      As the Ambassador for the SUTS event, which will be held on 1st November 2019 at the Hickson Reserve, underneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Mr Sandilands hopes to help shine a light on the current state of youth homelessness while creating positive change.     “The dangers kids face out there and the lack of opportunities to make them feel as young adolescents - they feel lost, that there is no hope. They get led into a life of crime, of drugs, or prostitution. All terrible lives” he said.    In doing so, he aims to support SSH raise much needed funds and instigate real change for the countless young people experiencing homelessness in Sydney and more broadly across Australia.     Stepping Stone House CEO, Jason Juretic, welcomed Mr Sandilands as the event’s Ambassador again this year.    “This announcement comes at a time when we look to Youth Homelessness Matters Day as a time to reflect on what more we can do to secure the future of our youth.     Mr Sandilands connects with these kids as a prominent figure in Australia and as a survivor. He was a huge part of our success in 2018, raising nearly $500,000, and we welcome his passion and authenticity behind us again this year,” he said.    The latest census shows that 38% of Australia’s homeless population is made up of youths. That is why this year, SSH is aiming even higher, with a fundraising goal of $800,000. They aim to use the funds raised to provide a home to 21 young people for a year.     The event will bring together people of all ages and backgrounds in a community effort to support young people who are unable to live at home. Mr Juretic hopes this will be a record-breaking year for the charity and boost their efforts to educate and care for young people across New South Wales.     To date, more than 450 youths have been successfully helped by Stepping Stone House and have received mentorship, education, learning and development programs and invaluable emotional support as they find their feet. Fundraising events like this go a long way in ensuring the youth of our country have the opportunity to build a solid foundation for a sustainable and prosperous future.  ~ENDS    To get involved in ‘Sleep Under the Stars’ or donate to the cause, visit: www.sleepunderthestars.com.au   For volunteering opportunities or further information, go to the website or email info@steppingstonehouse.com.au.    For media inquiries, please contact:  Manning & Co. 02 9555 5233 or kate@manningandco.com.au      About Stepping Stone House (http://steppingstonehouse.com.au/): For 30 years, Stepping Stone House has paved the way for vulnerable youth aged 12 - 24 to develop and grow into self-sufficient and independent adults, starting with a safe and secure home environment. Through their unique ‘Stepping Stones to Success’ model, the non-profit aims to transform the lives of vulnerable youth; many of whom have been homeless and are unable to live with their families. Stepping Stone House is a nurturing ‘home away from home’, where young people stay for years as part of a dedicated family.