The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-25T02:05:05Z Destination Cocktails Inspired by JURA ENA 8 2019-03-25T02:05:05Z destination-cocktails-inspired-by-jura-ena-8 Blurring the line between cocktails and coffee Media Release - March 2019 To celebrate the launch of JURA’s new fully automatic household coffee machine, ENA 8, JURA has released four cocktail recipes inspired by all four styles, or “destinations”. The new line has been created with the intention of taking you on a journey, and there is a design to suit all personalities. More than just coffee, the new ENA 8 is the perfect coffee extension for all your mixology needs. There are four styles or “destinations” available in JURA’s ENA 8 range, including Massive Aluminium, Nordic White, Metropolitan Black and Sunset Red. Metropolitan Black RRP $1,899 – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. Nordic White RRP $1,899 – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. Sunset Red RRP $1,899 – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. Massive Aluminium RRP $2,699 – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine totally encased in solid aluminium adding 1.9kgs to the overall weight of the machine. Four easy to make cocktails you can make in the comfort of your own home: Massive Aluminium Cocktail 30ml Bombay Sapphire Gin 20ml Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth 2 dash Orange Bitters *Cocktail inspired by Massive Aluminium design elements. Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Nordic White Cocktail 30ml freshly ground JURA espresso 30ml 42 Below Vodka 60ml Vanilla infused coconut milk Build the liquor over ice and top with coconut milk. Metropolitan Black Cocktail 30ml freshly ground JURA espresso 30ml 42 Below Vodka 30ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur Shake vigorously with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sunset Red Cocktail 30ml 42 Vodka 30ml Cranberry Juice 15ml Solerno Blood Orange 10ml Lime juice *Cocktail inspired by Sunset Red design elements. Shake with ice and double staring into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sliver of burnt orange zest. JURA ENA 8 is available now online at www.au.jura.com, selected electrical retailers, department stores and independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. For more information, imagery, or to trial a JURA coffee machine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – rachel@360pr.com.au Space Bag your way to happiness 2019-03-25T01:42:31Z space-bag-your-way-to-happiness With the queen of organisation Marie Kondo sweeping the world by storm with her simple tidying tips, there’s no better time than now to re-arrange your belongings, stash away your summer wardrobe and last season’s home styling items. Space Bag offers the ultimate solution to improving your storage space and making your home look neat and organized, while also protecting your belongings. Nick Barnes, Director of McGloins-Supertex Distributors of Space Bag, says, “Autumn is a great time to tidy up your home before the cooler winter weather sets in. Marie Kondo has shown everyone that organising your home doesn’t have to be a painful and tedious process and we completely agree. Space Bag will be your new best friend!” Key benefits of Space Bags include: Compress and organise your belongings with ease and speed Keep contents airtight, waterproof and protect against insects, dirt, mildew and odours Outer tote layer: handles and inside straps Inner vacuum bags feature double zip is made from durable multi-layer, polymer film New and fast cap-free dome valve Stackable, reusable and folds flat when not in use There is a wide variety of packs available in the Space Bag range, including: Spacesave Combo 12 Bag Set. includes 9 vacuum-seal bags and 3 roll-up bags. RRP $69.95 Organiser Combo 4 Bag Set. Includes 2 Large Bags and 2 Medium Bags with vacuum seals. RRP $30.95. 2 Cube Bag Set. Includes 1 Extra Large Bag and 1 Large Bag with vacuum seals. RRP $30.95. 1 Hanging Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $22.45. 1 Jumbo Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $23.95 1 Extra Large Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $19.45. 2 Large Bags. Vacuum seals. RRP $23.95 1x Medium Bag. Vacuum seal. RRP $13.45. 4 Travel Bags. Includes 2 large and 2 medium roll-up bags. RRP $32.45 2 Travel Bags. Includes 1 large and 1 medium roll-up bags. RRP $19.45. Space Bag is available now at Big W, Harris Scarfe & Howards Storage World nationwide or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au Forgettable Alzheimer's Research 2019-03-24T22:17:36Z forgettable-alzheimers-research Dear Editor, At a recent scientific conference, not one but three pharmaceutical companies announced the stunning failures of experimental Alzheimer’s drugs that had tested successfully in mice, who have to be genetically engineered to develop a pseudo-Alzheimer’s condition. The compounds—known as BACE inhibitors—actually appeared to hurt patients, by worsening their cognitive abilities and causing brain shrinkage. The journal Nature described this ever-growing list of treatment disappointments: "Drug companies have spent billions of dollars searching for therapies to reverse or significantly slow Alzheimer’s disease, to no avail." As one molecular biologist put it, "The biggest mistake you can make is to think you can ever have a mouse with Alzheimer’s disease." For the sake of humans and other animals, experimenters must adopt superior, non-animal research methods that are actually relevant to human physiology. For example, a just-published landmark study using cells from human brains has provided new insight into how Alzheimer’s develops, and may lead to effective treatments. When charities ask you for your contribution, ask if they test on animals. If they do, find a better cause. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 desmondb@peta.org.au Industry expert-led Liver Fluke roadshow concludes following NSW tour 2019-03-24T21:52:22Z industry-expert-led-liver-fluke-roadshow-concludes-following-nsw-tour Two industry experts have recently wrapped up a roadshow across NSW designed to highlight the importance of controlling two-week old fluke in sheep, beef and dairy production and the emerging problem of chemical resistance. Ms Jane Kelley, PhD Candidate, Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences and Dr Matthew Ball, Technical Services Veterinarian at Virbac Animal Health toured regional NSW towns earlier this month to share their expertise and help cattle producers address liver fluke disease among their cattle. The roadshow covered everything from the latest global and local findings to new testing methods, how to build a FlukeKill program and how to integrate a fluke treatment with best-practice worm treatment – making it an invaluable forum for cattle producers and veterinarians to improve their knowledge and understanding of control methods for optimal cattle production. Beef and sheep producer Tony Overton was one of the farmers who attended the Walcha seminar. “We’ve always been very vigilant when it comes to these issues in sheep, but we’ve never looked at it being a major issue for cattle, even though we knew it was coming,” he said. “This seminar highlighted the three different application methods, with good explanations of the pros and cons of each, which was of great value to me. I found it very helpful to learn the science behind the best methods for controlling parasites and fluke in our cattle.” Beef producer Bill Mitchell said he attended the Armidale seminar because “we know we have issues with fluke and realise we should be doing more about it. It was great to hear from the experts and get reacquainted with the whole fluke issue – and it was also useful to make contact with the best people to help us. We already use Virbac products, and while our resellers often guide us with how and when to use the products, it’s good to hear a wider range of information on the topic. We will be seeking Virbac’s help as we implement a fixed program to help us run the farm more efficiently.” Virbac Australia’s Fluke Product Manager David Yang described the roadshow as a great success. “With autumn heralding the start of liver fluke season, now’s a critical time for graziers to address the disease among their cattle. Jane and Matthew have presented some really invaluable information to Australia’s industry professionals and cattle producers, and this has been a unique opportunity to learn the latest in fluke management from the experts. We hope it’s helped to inform Australian farmers on the best practices to safeguard their livestock and minimise the impact of this challenging disease.” Ends Media Enquiries: Kate Munsie - C7EVEN COMMUNICATIONS (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au Photo captions: Virbac Australia Fluke Roadshow Seminar Virbac Australia Representatives (Emma Dodd, David Yang, Matthew Ball, Jane Kelley) VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 JURA's New ENA 8 Coffee Machine Range 2019-03-14T00:17:01Z juras-new-ena-8-coffee-machine-range Introducing the New Small & Simple JURA ENA 8 in Black, White, Red & Aluminium Media Release - 14 March 2019 JURA Australia is excited to introduce the new ENA 8 fully automatic coffee machine to the Australian market in March 2019. Available in three beautiful colour styles – Metro Black, Nordic White and Sunset Red – and one in Massive Aluminium, the compact, one-cup design is smaller in size than most other existing JURA machines and fits neatly in any size space. The different colours are inspired by various environmental climates, which allow people to choose a sophisticated design to match both their lifestyle and kitchen palette. 1. Metropolitan Black – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. 2. Nordic White – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. 3. Sunset Red – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. 4. Massive Aluminium – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. New JURA ENA 8 features include: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. Metropolitan Black, Nordic White & Sunset Red - RRP $1,899 Massive Aluminium - RRP $2,699 The JURA ENA 8 range is available now online atwww.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Top 5 Organisational Tips by Justine Wilson 2019-03-05T22:35:42Z top-5-organisational-tips-by-justine-wilson Justine Wilson on the art of decluttering Top 5 organisational tips for your home Media Release - March 2019 Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has unveiled her top 5 organisational tips for the home inspired by Marie Kondo, who has been hailed as the queen of organisation for helping people de-clutter and tidy their homes. With a few simple and practical methods, you can create spaces where positivity can flourish. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we strongly believe that having a tidy, neat organised space can make you fall in love with your home again, and you should feel lighter mentally too. Shifting the energy of a space can totally transform your home and change your mindset at the same time. It can be life changing. “If you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book or seen her Netflix show yet, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. Not only are her methods easy to implement but they really do work and will change the way you look at tidying up, turning it from a chore into a way to inject new energy into your home,” adds Justine. Now that autumn is here, there’s no better time to organise your home! Justine’s top 5 organisational tips: Know your intentions. Know how you want to use the spaces in your home will ultimately help you decide what items are important. It will also make your home a positive place to live, and have positive energy for visitors. Decide which items “spark joy”. Marie’s methods are built on the philosophy that a home should be filled with only those items that make you happy – and I totally support this. Deciding what you love and can’t live without is the hardest part, but once you can do it, the rest is a breeze! It’s ok to keep things, so long as you love them. Store things correctly. With items such as clothing, store them in a way you can clearly see what you have maximises space and allows for easy access. When it comes to other miscellaneous items, sort into piles of keep and throw away. Sort your items by category, not location. This can make the process overwhelming, so focus on one category at a time. Use boxes and containers to store essential papers and books to make your space look neater and it will allow you to find things more quickly. Leave sentimental items until last. Items such as photographs and personal objects are often the hardest to let go, so sort through them last when you’ve had plenty of practice separating non-sentimental items. “Tidying up can not only help you reconnect with your space, but it can help you start to consider the way you accumulate belongings in the future,” adds Justine. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment 2019-03-03T22:59:46Z quick-effective-and-concentrated-on-the-spot-treatment Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment Introducing the new dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid Blemishes and acne is something most of us have struggled with from time to time. A good skincare routine is the secret to healthy skin, and a good skincare routine is dependant on using the right products. Today, dermaviduals is pleased to launch their new product and go-to solution for blemished skin, PlutioDerm Fluid. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals, Reika Roberts says, “We are excited to launch the new PlutioDerm Fluid in New Zealand to aid the prevention of acne. Together with our proven PlutioDerm Plus Cream, this new serum will provide a double action approach to healthier, blemish free skin.” PlutioDerm Fluid is a powerful herbal serum based on liposome technology that works quickly and effectively when used on spots. The concentrated serum aids the blemish prevention process by reducing inflammation, soothing the skin and reducing microbial infestation, and hereby activating regenerative skin processes. “We are the exclusive global distributors of this product, which we’ve had created for Australia and New Zealand. We’ve been trialling it for over 6 months and have seen incredible results in clearing congested complexions,” adds Reika. Ingredients: Saccharide isomerate (moisturiser) Native urea (moisturiser) Salicylic acid (keratolytic agent) Plantago lanceolata leaf extract (contains acetoside that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Mahonia aquifolium root extract (contains berberin that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Phosphatidylcholine/PC (prevention of cornification and barrier disorders, support of skin regeneration, supplier of choline and linoleic acid) Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals says, “Sourcing natural ingredients from around the world, we have worked to create a product that is as unique as our clients. The easy application of the PlutioDerm Fluid will take the stress out of your skincare routine, with real results closer than you can imagine!” Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skincare routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 60 clinics across New Zealand. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid RRP NZ$108.20 20ml www.dermaviduals.co.nz Trace mineral trial continues to deliver compelling data to support its efficacy 2019-02-27T06:16:22Z trace-mineral-trial-continues-to-deliver-compelling-data-to-support-its-efficacy Seven livestock producers are currently competing in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, designed to test the livestock benefits of Multimin, an injection used to top up trace minerals in sheep and cattle prior to high demand periods. Led by animal health company Virbac Australia, the 12-month program will highlight the effects of the mineral injection, delivering real results by real producers. The challengers are competing to be crowned the Multimin Challenger King or Queen – and it will be the public who will ultimately decide the winner when voting opens online in April. The winner will be announced in May 2019 and awarded an ‘experience of lifetime’ prize, specifically tailored to their farming system. The latest challenger to reveal their results is Victorian challenger Renee Murfett, who together with husband Alister operates two dairy farms in Framlingham, Victoria. Their 145-hectare “Springlea” property has 220 Friesian Red Dairy milking cows, while their second 183-hectare farm “Merton Park” has 250 Friesian Red Dairy cows. Renee’s goal has been to increase the immunity, health and productivity of her calves. With five heifers previously lost due to broken legs, Renee’s stock were believed to have suboptimal levels of trace minerals – making Multimin’s animal health program a great opportunity to see the impact of the trace mineral supplement on livestock health and performance. As part of the trial, 210 animals (105 treated and 105 untreated ‘control’ animals) were used to assess improvements in immunity, indicated by a reduction in disease and with the potential for improved growth. The treated group were given Multimin 4 in 1 trace mineral injection for cattle at 1mL/ 50kg at birth, and again at weaning (around 12 weeks of age), and data was collected relating to incidence of scours or disease, presence of illness or death, growth rate and general health. Renee observed some marked differences between the two groups at key stages of development. “The first signs appeared very early on,” she reports. “At just four days of age, we found that only the non-treated calves developed scours. Then by day seven, we began to see visual improvements in the Multimin-treated calves, which had darker, shinier coats compared to the non-treated animals.” Renee’s mentor Dr Susan Swaney explains the significance of that finding. “The coat is an indicator of how well the skin and other physical barriers are. These being the first line of defence, animals with healthy skin and mucous membranes are less likely to be invaded by disease,” she explains. “Improved immune function means improved future productivity, and this type of program while calves are undergoing a growth phase and developing muscle, cartilage and bone will ensure they’re given the best possible start to life.” Renee also observed that when calves were transitioned onto hard feed, stock from both groups developed scouring – but while some of the control animals went off their feed for two to three days, the Multimin-treated animals continued to feed well. As Susan explains, “we know the importance of the trace minerals in Multimin in the development of all stages of the immune system. Optimisation of trace elements at critical time points can provide better disease protection and in some cases improved weight gains, to give young animals the best beginning at what is a critical time in development.” To find out more about how Multimin can improve your livestock performance, contact your local Virbac representative on 1800 242 100. Farmers can also follow the trials at www.multiminchallenge.com - Ends - Contact: Kate Munsie, C7EVEN Communications, 0421 935 843 / 02 6766 4513 Photo caption: Renee Murfett with mentor Dr Susan Swaney Renee’s Multimin treated calves New 2019 Real Techniques Collections 2019-02-26T22:26:27Z new-2019-real-techniques-collections Real Techniques is thrilled to announce the release of new and unique brush collections to kick off 2019, adding to their hugely popular range of existing makeup brushes, sponges and accessories. Introducing Rebel Edge, Everyday Essentials and Sugar Crush – there’s something to love for everyone! Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new range features newly designed brush handles and brand new packaging for a more simplistic, cleaner design, without jeopardising quality or performance. Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International, Erica Galea says, “Real Techniques is a global leader in makeup brushes and they just keep on giving! The Rebel Edge Trio really is one of a kind and now one of my personal favourites, so we’re very excited to launch these new products in Australia.” The new additions to the Real Techniques range include: Rebel Edge Trio Set – RRP $45 With cropped head that puts you in control to define + blend powders your way. Broad brush: broad cut for face, blend powder foundation or bronzer. Fine brush: fine cut for eye, precisely line eyes or sweep on powder shadows. Medium brush: medium cut for cheek, dust on powder highlighter or blush. Everyday Essentials Set – RRP $69 This set has every look covered from start to finish with best sellers from the Real Techniques base, eyes and finish ranges combined. Ideal for face, cheeks and eyes, the set is designed to cover, colour and blend. 400 Blush: Tapered, soft and fluffy bristles to blend powder blush evenly for a smooth, natural look. Miracle Complexion Sponge: Soft, flexible foam that blends liquid and cream foundation into a luminous, dewy finish. Use dry for full coverage or damp for dewy glow. 300 Deluxe Crease: Short, dense bristles designed to layer and blend cream and powder shadows evenly into eye crease. 402 Setting: Soft and fluffy bristles to lightly dust on highlighting or setting powders precisely for natural looking illumination 200 Expert Face: Firm bristles designed to buff liquid or cream foundation to a glowing, flawless finish. Sugar Crush Miracle Complexion Sponge – RRP $18.99 Just like the original, but with extra sparkle! Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage with liquid, cream, or powder foundations and bb creams. Available in three colours: Pink, Peach & Berry. The new additions to the Real Techniques range are available now online at www.realtechniques.com.au New Shark Deterrent for Short Boards 2019-02-26T19:04:00Z new-shark-deterrent-for-short-boards The Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested user installable and transferable surfboard shark deterrent, is now available with a mini antenna version. The Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf is powered by Shark Shield Technology and designed in partnership with Tom Carroll. The new mini antenna is specifically designed to overcome ergonomic issues associated with surfers using smaller boards - now there is a personal shark protection device for all surfers. Tom Carroll, Ocean Guardian Ambassador and two-time World Surfing Champion says, “It’s great that we can now offer a solution for all surfers no matter the size of their board. The new FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna is recommended for shorter boards of less than 6’. Thanks to the new design, when duck diving with the board the previous zap experienced by those using the full-size antenna on shorter boards should be eliminated. Really giving no surfer an excuse to not take their personal protection into their own hands.” Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian says, “The mini antenna produces exactly the same power output as the regular FREEDOM+ Surf antenna however, it creates a smaller protective electrical field due to the electrodes being smaller and closer together. The new mini antenna does not replace the existing FREEDOM+ Surf antenna, but now all surfers, with all sized boards, can benefit from this patented technology.” The FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna will be available from Wednesday 27th at an RRP of $149 and can be purchased from all good surf retailers. About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition – to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean – while also protecting the planet we call home. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the worlds 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. Ocean Guardian safety products are the ultimate ocean guardian – providing peace of mind for surfers, divers, and ocean lovers around the world, while supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for shark nets and culling. ocean-guardian.com Industry expert-led Liver Fluke Roadshow set to tour NSW 2019-02-25T05:50:21Z industry-expert-led-liver-fluke-roadshow-set-to-tour-nsw Autumn means liver fluke season, so right now is a critical time for graziers to address liver fluke disease among their cattle. Around six million cattle graze Australian pastures where liver fluke is endemic*, and although it’s been a dry summer, experts warn cattle producers not to become complacent in the lead up to Autumn and consider the best strategies to protect their livestock. Next week, two industry experts will kick-off a roadshow across NSW to highlight the importance of controlling two-week old fluke in beef and dairy production. Ms Jane Kelley, PhD Candidate, Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences and Dr Matthew Ball, Veterinarian, Technical Services Veterinarian at Virbac Animal Health will tour regional NSW towns from March 4 - 13 to share their expertise. It’s being described as a great opportunity for cattle producers and veterinarians to improve their knowledge and understanding of control methods for optimal cattle production. Jane completed an Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science with Honours, at La Trobe University and is currently completing a PhD. Based at Melbourne’s Centre for AgriBioscience, her research focuses on the epidemiology and management of liver fluke parasites in cattle. Jane has been quantifying the prevalence of liver fluke and drug resistance on dairy farms in Victoria, and is now optimising liver fluke control strategies. “My aim is to increase the productivity and profitability of cattle industries by reducing the detrimental impacts liver fluke has on production, weight gain and fertility in Australian cattle,” she says. Matthew has 18 years experience helping cattle farmers in a range of clinical, advisory and research roles, with jobs in clinical practice, government and industry. He has undertaken post-graduate qualifications in disease surveillance and education. Based on the northern rivers of NSW, Matthew is passionate about helping cattle farmers develop practical and profitable preventative health programs. “We’ll be presenting nine seminars on the roadshow, which will cover the latest global and local findings, new testing methods, how to build a FlukeKill program and how to integrate a fluke treatment with best-practice worm treatment,” says Matthew. “We’re really looking forward to sharing our knowledge, and helping both producers and vets to take the necessary steps to safeguard livestock.” “We’re excited to be hosting Ms Kelley and Dr Ball,” says Virbac Australia’s Fluke Product Manager David Yang. “They’ll present some really invaluable information to Australia’s industry professionals and cattle producers, and this is a unique opportunity to learn the latest in fluke management from the experts.” Please note: this is an invitation-only event. Please contact your local Virbac Australia representative or your local Virbac merchandise store for more information on how to attend. Seminar itinerary: Date Location Time Monday, 4th March Glen Innes Services Club 6pm Dinner provided. Tuesday, 5th March Armidale Golf Club, Armidale 7am. Breakfast and refreshments provided. Wednesday, 6th March Walcha Veterinary Supplies, Walcha 7.30am. Breakfast and refreshments provided. Thursday, 7th March Hill & Crofts CRT, Blayney 8.30am. Breakfast provided. Thursday, 7th March Orange Duntryleague, Orange 6:30pm. Food and refreshments provided. Friday, 8th March Elders, Cowra 8am. Refreshments provided. Monday, 11th March Adelong Services & Citizens Club, Adelong 5pm. Food and refreshments provided. Tuesday, 12th March The Services Club, Braidwood 5pm. Food and refreshments provided. Wednesday, 13th March Bombala Golf Club, Bombala 5pm. Food and refreshments provided. Ends * NSW Government Department of Primary Industries; March 2017, Primefact 446, fourth edition. Media Enquiries: Kate Munsie - C7EVEN COMMUNICATIONS (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au Photo captions: Ms Jane Kelley Dr Matthew Ball That Steve Irwin Google doodle 2019-02-25T03:04:08Z that-steve-irwin-google-doodle Dear Editor, Steve Irwin was no saint, nor would he have claimed to be. He was a showbiz personality, acting the part of a "wildlife warrior" brilliantly, while in reality exploiting and harassing the animals he claimed to protect. Hauling animals to television studios or ambushing a crocodile with ropes, duct tape, and a camera crew — traumatising the animal and temping other people to approach wild animals themselves or, even worse, purchase one to keep as a "pet" — is neither education nor conservation. True wildlife experts, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, frown upon the idea of hauling exotic animals around in an endless parade of shows and exhibits and disturbing animals in their natural habitats. Cousteau stated that Irwin would "interfere with nature, jump on animals, grab them, hold them … it goes very well on television. It sells, it appeals to a lot people, but I think it’s very misleading. You don’t touch nature, you just look at it." Zoos and wildlife shows are just that – show business. Leave that for Hollywood, and please don’t support any business where live animals are taken from their natural environment, showcased and exploited. Mimi Bekhechi Campaigns Consultant, PETA Australia PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney, NSW, 2002 (08) 8556-5828 mimib@peta.org.au New Autumn Interior Trend Alert – American Modern Farmhouse 2019-02-24T22:45:00Z new-autumn-interior-trend-alert-american-modern-farmhouse With TV shows such as “Home Town” and “Fixer Upper” growing in popularity, the biggest trend predicted to hit the Australian interior world this autumn is the ‘American Modern Farmhouse’. While it’s quite a mouthful to say – the look, at least, is very easy to achieve. As the weather changes, it’s the greatest time to consider sprucing up your interiors, ready for the long nights indoors. Sydney Property Styling expert and Director of Vault Interiors, Justine Wilson says, “The American Modern Farmhouse trend is going to dominate interiors in Autumn 2019. The style is characterised by rustic textures, thick wool, distressed furniture, reclaimed statement pieces, overly neutral palette, leather, timber, concrete, metal, brick and lots of faux greenery and layering.” Justine’s top 7 tips to get the ‘American Modern Farmhouse’ look in your home: Substitute artwork for over scale vintage signs or script work. Think words such as “bakery” or “laundry”. You can find lots of signs like this on Etsy. Layer your rugs. Try a sisal rug with a woollen rug on top. Try the Luella Synthetic Rug from Pottery Barn. Pair leather cushions with light neutrals. Opt for linen, plaid or woollen designs. Rustic statement pieces are key. Use timber chests as coffee tables; think old look farmhouse dining tables, timber benches in your foyer and distressed wooden consoles. Pick up a gem on Gumtree, thrift stores, or give some old pieces a little love. With a bit of elbow grease, a quick sand and a lick of paint you can have the look in an affordable way. Try Mayson Coffee Table from Freedom or the Fulham Shelving Unit from Early Settler. Industrial pieces will contrast the natural style. Make a serious impression in the room, think iron barstools and metal bookshelves. You could also try industrial floating shelves and wooden with black iron brackets. Clever grouping of faux greenery. Use glass containers and group three to five of the same plan leaf. Simple glass canisters work well. Try palm leave, fake herbs or fiddle leaf plants. Kmart is great! Install feature walls. Try shiplap or board and baton as these are inexpensive materials, easy to install and can be bought at any hardware store. White brick and vinyl wallpaper is very on trend and for this look. “The reason I like this look for autumn is it’s a very warm, durable, earthy family friendly and timeless feel, perfect to encourage lingering chats, and for snuggling up on the sofa. Grab a cup of Cocoa, and settle in with layers of wool throws for a picture perfect Instagram worthy look,” adds Justine. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au 5 things you need to know when buying your first car 2019-02-24T22:30:00Z 5-things-you-need-to-know-when-buying-your-first-car Nothing beats the feeling of holding the keys to your very first car. It will most likely be the biggest investment, let alone debt, most first-time car buyers have committed to in their lives. So, to equip those looking to take the plunge, Mark Turner, General Manager of Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta, shares his expert tips to help ease the stress and ensure customers are confident in their purchase. With over 45 years of experience in the motor industry, Mark Turner from Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta says, “Buying your first car can be an overwhelming experience. There are many things to consider such as finance, insurance, the type of model, through to safety and durability. There is only so much research you can do online before information overload sets in. “After you’ve narrowed down your top three cars, I recommend the next thing you do is visit the dealerships to get some hands-on experience with each car and advice from a team of experts who can help you make your decision all in the one place,” said Mark. Marks shares his top 5 tips for first-time car buyers: Know what the car is for – As simple as this sounds knowing why you are buying the car will help you decide which car is your best fit. Are you driving short distances to work daily or commuting in traffic? Will you need extra space to carry oversized objects or something small to zip around the city? Narrowing down what you are going to use the car for will allow you to eliminate car options. Know how much you can afford – As good as zero percent finance may sound this also means you would be signing up to a lot of hidden costs and charges. We recommend saving up at least 10% of the total price of the vehicle as a deposit and setting yourself a conservative limit on how much finance you can really afford without stretching your limits. Find out your credit score – When applying for finance, our Finance Business Managers will check your credit history. Even if you think you don’t have one, it’s important you are on top of your credit score. Having a clear credit rating will speed up the process and ensure you are eligible for the best interest rate available on the market. Don’t buy the first car you see – It’s important that you shop around before committing to a car. Take potential cars out for a test drive and get an experienced dealer to take you through the features of each vehicle in detail so you don’t miss anything you love or hate. Remember hidden cost – The advertised price is not the be all and end all. Car purchases, like homes, are accompanied by a range of additional costs and fees. You need to factor in interest on loans, servicing, insurance, stamp duty and transfer fees before settling on a car. Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta have a car for every driver in the family, from the kids first car, to eco-friendly hybrids, versatile SUVs and work vehicles. About Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta: Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta is a family-owned new and used car dealership located in the heart of Auto Alley Church Street Parramatta. Celebrating 45 years in the Auto Alley, Terry Shields has long supported the local community and continually strive to offer a highly efficient and professional service delivered in a relaxed and personalised way. www.terryshieldstoyota.com.au