The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-17T23:36:19Z 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses 2019-06-17T23:36:19Z 15-minute-coffee-breaks-are-costing-australian-businesses How much are coffee breaks costing your business? Media Release - 18 June 2019 JURA Australia reveals innocent 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses much more money and time than they may realise. On average, according to JURA’s ‘Best Coffee Machines For Office’ Calculators, coffee breaks are costing businesses with 10 employees over $10,000 and 270 hours in lost time every year. Investing in a JURA coffee machine for your office space will increase productivity as it will minimise trips outside the office and is proven to boost employee morale. George Liakatos, General Manager of JURA Australia says, “Productivity is key in business. Employees need to feel empowered and committed to the overall mission and goals in order to be productive during their working hours. JURA fully automatic coffee machines are the ultimate workplace perk that cuts costs, saves time and delivers big for Australian businesses. Our range of professional machines increase employee morale and productivity all while saving precious company money. It’s a win-win for both employer and employee.” While the small company statistics may be scary – for larger companies with 50 employees, coffee breaks can cost the business an average of $46,000 and 1,350 hours in lost time each year! In this case, the cost of a JURA coffee machine would pay for itself within only two months of use. The average coffee break in Australian workplaces is 15 minutes, but offices with a coffee machine can get back that valuable work time. A JURA coffee machine for your office is a cost-effective approach that guarantees barista quality coffee at the touch of a button, as the machines use freshly ground beans, not capsuled pods. What is the JURA difference? All machines use beans, not pods (tastes like barista quality and great option for sustainably conscious businesses) The JURA J.O.E app allows users to create a coffee profile for each user down to the grind, amount of milk and type of coffee (save even more time as employees can save their own personal drink settings!) Save money, calculate how much here: www.bestcoffeemachineforoffice.com.au/calculators/ Simply press a profile and the machine will start making the personalised coffee (at the touch of a button) Easy to clean, simply plug in, add the cleaning solution and the job is done (no maintenance worries!) All in the one unit (except the milk container) The best office coffee machines: JURA WE8: 30 cups per day Featuring a wide choice of speciality coffees, the WE8 is equipped with a 3L water tank, a bean container for 500g of coffee beans and a grounds container with the capacity of 25 portions. The One-Touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button. The modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. RRP $2,690. JURA X8: 80 cups per day The X8 is incredibly versatile: it can prepare the full range of speciality coffees finished with milk and milk foam as well as black coffees and the classic pot of coffee. For tea lovers, it also prepares hot water at different temperature levels. With its solid, height-adjustable dual spout, it can create a speciality coffee – or even two beverages simultaneously – and dispense them into the cups or glasses, at the touch of a button. RRP $3,949. *All calculations are general in nature and based on prices and offerings of JURA professional coffee machines. To discuss your exact needs and deals contact JURA or your local distributor. 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. www.au.jura.com For more information, hi-res imagery or to trial a JURA coffee machine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – rachel@360pr.com.au Level Lemonade Now Available Nationally 2019-06-17T22:56:06Z level-lemonade-now-available-nationally Level Lemonade, the new “better for you” soft-drink range taking lemonade to a new level, is now available nationally at Caltex in three flavours; Original Lemon, Lemon&Orange and Lemon&Pineapple. In one single 300ml bottle, Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink on the market and also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, while also being low in sugar. Based on the latest nutritional recommendations, Level Lemonade shows you how delicious a soft drink can be while also being ‘better-for-you’. One of Australia’s leading Dietitians and Nutritionists, Rebecca Gawthorne says, “Australians are becoming increasingly health conscious and seeking healthier alternatives to high sugar foods and beverages, including soft drink. I’m excited that Level Lemonade is now available nationally, as it gives Aussies the opportunity to choose a better drink option that tastes delicious and fits in with their healthy lifestyle.” “As well as being low in sugar, Level Lemonade contains Magnesium and Vitamin C. Magnesium is needed by our bodies to generate energy, make new proteins and helps keep our muscles and nerves healthy. Vitamin C helps protect our bodies cells from damage and is important for our skin, bones, connective tissue and immune system,” adds Rebecca. Level Beverages, the creators behind the new range, is excited to expand their existing range of “better for you” drink brands, which already consists of 28 BLACK natural energy drink and AriZona Iced Tea. Australia is the first country in the world to receive this truly innovative soft-drink range, with other Asia Pacific markets to follow. Managing Director of Level Beverages since 2013, Chrish Graebner, says, “We are very proud – after many years of research and development – to launch what we believe truly to be the next generation of soft-drinks. Looking for a healthful carbonated beverage is a major global consumer trend.” Level Lemonade is a premium soft drink and is ideal for anyone, the soft drink lover, for the sport and fitness fanatic, health conscious or maybe even for those in need of a hangover preventative to take as your last drink of the night. There’s a time and a place for everyone! Key differences between Level Lemonade and other soft drinks on the market include: High in Magnesium – with 160 mg per bottle Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink. Low Sugar – Level Lemonade is 97.5% sugar free. High in Vitamin C – The tangy drink will provide the 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! High in Fizz – Level Lemonade has been carefully designed for consumers who like carbonated soft drinks, but are looking for a healthier alternative. “With kombucha being a popular choice for consumers of late, I am convinced that there are many people out there looking for a healthier, refreshing alternative who do not like the taste proposition of a fermented drink,” says Chrish. Level Lemonade is available now at Caltex nationally for RRP $3.85, selected Ezy Marts, a growing number of other fine retailers or online: www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade For further information, images or product samples please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: rachel@360pr.com.au or (02) 9571 4448 Leading Agent Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate 2019-06-06T01:34:33Z leading-agent-adrian-wilson-launches-ayre-real-estate Sydney City’s leading agent returns to Agency Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate – a new way of doing business in the apartment market Media Release - 6 June 2019 Multi-award winning Real Estate Agent and entrepreneur Adrian Wilson has today launched an innovative apartment focused agency, Ayre Real Estate. Situated on the ground floor of the exclusive Sheraton On The Park hotel, the new venture by Wilson is a strategic move to offer specialised services to the premium apartment market, an area which Wilson believes has significant opportunity for improvement in the level of service, quality of marketing and specialist advice for apartment owners in this growing segment. Adrian Wilson, Founder and Principal of Ayre Real Estate says, “Buying, selling, renting or investing in apartments requires a completely different strategy to typical houses. The common agency structure does not cater well enough for the differences in approach required in order to achieve the best results for these owners. Ayre was created to fill a significant service gap in the Sydney property market at a time when apartment living is in its prime.” Adrian plans to utilise his experience as well as learnings from an Executive MBA at UTS, consulting experience to several developers and a prior executive placement for an ASX listed property company, to propel the new agency's growth. Adrian is perhaps one of the most forward-thinking and well-rounded agents the industry. The former founder of Wilson Property Agents is no stranger to the apartment market or to launching a new agency in a softer market. Back in 2008, Wilson opened his first agency on Hyde Park which went from strength to strength and was twice named one of the fastest growing companies in Australia by BRW Fast 100 awards operating from two prominent offices in Sydney City Amongst other accolades, Wilson Property Agents was awarded two Agency of the Year REINSW Awards for Excellence as well as Boutique Independent Agency of the Year by the Real Estate Business Awards, plus they took out the REINSW Digital Marketing Award prior to acquiring another agency business and then successfully exiting the company via an off-market acquisition in 2014. “There is a significant number of brand-new apartment developments which have recently been completed, are in planning or nearing settlement. These developments, alongside existing residential buildings, tend to be located and offer an attractive lifestyle or investment, especially for downsizers wanting the convenience of inner-city living or a buzzing urban village. Sydney City apartments attract strong interest from owner occupiers, investors, renters and off-plan purchasers, which means the market is more resilient during softer periods due to continued demand across all market segments" said Wilson. "The market for high quality, well located prestige apartments continues to remain relatively strong despite general market conditions. We are very excited to be leading the charge on providing a higher level of service to this market segment and believe the future prospects for our clients in this market are extremely positive,” added Wilson. About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists, delivers apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au For further information, images or to request an interview with Adrian Wilson, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King | rachel@360pr.com.au | 02 9571 4448 World Oceans Day - Saturday 8 June 2019-06-04T20:33:36Z world-oceans-day-saturday-8-june Ocean Guardian committed to World Oceans Day Improving fish stocks for commercial and recreational fishing, thanks to the new FISH01 Media Release - 5 June 2019 World Oceans Day takes place every 8th of June and is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance the ocean plays in our lives and the ways people can help protect it. Ocean Guardian makes significant efforts to safeguard all marine life and is therefore proud to celebrate World Oceans Day through its commitment to ocean protection and conservation. Powered by Shark Shield® Technology; Ocean Guardian’s shark deterrent systems aren’t just designed to protect you, but also the ocean - eliminating the need for shark nets, drum lines and needless shark culls. Best of all, it doesn’t harm the shark either. The FISH01 by Ocean Guardian; is a successfully-tested new product designed to significantly reduce the number of fish taken by sharks - whilst fishing - therefore protecting fish stocks. Sharks are opportunistic by nature and will naturally single out any food source that appears easy to exploit. No-where is a shark’s opportunistic behaviour more apparent than when fishing. It’s well known among both the commercial and recreational fishing communities that a struggling fish is irresistible to sharks (i.e. known as the shark tax). Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, explains “Fishermen have bag limits set by governments to manage fish stocks, however, because sharks take sometimes 7 out of every 10 fish hooked, a lot more fish die as a result of commercial and recreational fishing than the bag limits intended. The FISH01 significantly reduces the number of fish taken by sharks which then directly contributes to improving our fish stocks and environment. Not to mention, less time moving to different locations in an effort to avoid sharks, results in less fuel burned and less wasted time. A win-win for both angler and the environment”. “The FISH01 has no effect on the targeted fish species. Our 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. Since fish are without these receptors, Shark Shield® Technology has no effect on them. For several years now, divers and spear fisherman have reported that their catches have been unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. About Ocean Guardian: The world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Developed over two decades of research and government approved, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, proven to turn sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Our products are the ultimate ocean guardian providing peace of mind for ocean lovers around the world whether you’re boating, fishing, diving, snorkelling or surfing. By using Ocean Guardian products you’ll be supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for lethal shark nets, drumlines, or shark culling, and increasing fish stocks by reducing shark tax. www.ocean-guardian.com 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 World’s most effective shark deterrent proven by French Government Research 2019-05-27T20:28:23Z worlds-most-effective-shark-deterrent-proven-by-french-government-research Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology proven again as the world’s most effective shark deterrent by French Government Research Media Release - 28 May 2019 Following the success of the West Australian Government’s Shark Deterrent Rebate program and several independent studies proving the effectiveness of Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology to deter sharks, now the French Government has released new research conducted in Reunion Island. The research affirms Ocean Guardian has the best deterrent technology available on the market worldwide, proving efficacy on white sharks. Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian said, “Reunion Island has long been known for its sharky waters and countless attacks over the years leading to a ban on surfing in many locations, and the latest shark attack fatality is tragic. Our technology can reduce the risk of shark fatalities and provide peace of mind so people can continue to enjoy the ocean without fear. Just like seat belts, people need to take all possible safety measures to reduce the their risk, including the use of proven shark deterrent devices for surfing, diving and other activities.” The research findings from the French Government present Ocean Guardian as the frontrunner in technology offerings currently on the market and also suggests that other technology being marketed as “shark deterrents” may not actually work and will not protect humans from shark bites as effectively as Shark Shield Technology. The French Government tested and researched a range of products, including ESharkForce, No Shark, RPELA and Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM7, FREEDOM+ Surf and SCUBA7. Key findings from the latest research conducted by the French Government: Ocean Guardan’s Shark Shield Technology demonstrates efficacy on the white shark*. No safety product can be effective at 100% (seat belts, airbags, life jackets) however with the Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf the Ocean Guardian devices clearly produce the strongest electrical field. At 1M from the centre of the electrodes, the electrical field of the other devices reach only 36% (RPela) and 18% (NoShark) of the electrical field intensity of Shark Shield Technology*. Other devices (excluding Ocean Guardian) all have more or less long "dead times" during which there is no electric field in the water between the pulses*. This research indicates that the presence of an activated RPELA-v1 has no significant effect on the number of bait interactions and bites compared to an non-existent RPELA-v1*. Two-time World Surfing Champion, Tom Carroll said, “Ocean’s Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf has been specifically designed for surfers to protect themselves while out in the ocean doing what they love most, without impacting on performance and it doesn’t harm marine life. To me it’s a win win situation – my family and I have the peace of mind that I’ll be safe and we’re not culling sharks in their natural habitat, as essentially we’re the ones intruding.” Lindsay adds, “We are not surprised by the impressive results, and pleased to have the support of the French Government. Our company is proud to produce effective shark deterrent devices and it’s great to be recognised. Shield Technology has been independently tested by multiple Shark Scientists and government research teams, including the NSW Department of Industries and now more recently the French Government.” www.oceanguardian.com.au *Research results of experimental tests on personal protective devices with electric shark deterrents by the French Government. 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, are the makers of 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. 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 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 Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: https://event.synology.com/en-global/solutionexhibition_2019 If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at shazana.roseli@taurusmarketing.com.au, John Wanna at john.wanna@taurusmarketing.com.au or Stacey Toskas at stacey.toskas@taurusmarketing.com.au +61 029415 4528 ‘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 New JURA Z6 with Artificial Intelligence 2019-04-11T03:01:40Z new-jura-z6-with-artificial-intelligence The New JURA Z6 With Artificial Intelligence Media Release - April 2019 JURA Australia is excited to announce the highly anticipated Z6 in Diamond Black with added Artificial Intelligence making it the smartest, and most reliable coffee machine to date. After extensive testing with software engineers, JURA have finally perfected the algorithm for AI. Now, the new Z6 now takes care of programming and customising the start screen automatically. After repetitive use, the coffee machine will intelligently track the drinking behaviours of its user and will only present the most used drinks on the front screen according to their top four favourite coffee specialties. In addition to this smart technology, a new Professional Aroma Grinder has been integrated into the machine, which not only allows for a greater aroma, but also produces less sound adding to the sleek and elegant look of the Diamond Black design. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “The innovative and sophisticated design and functionality of the JURA Z6 changes the way we think about traditional coffee machines. We are so excited for this machine to land in Australia so that consumers can experience first-hand just how intelligent the Z6 really is.” “With the integration of AI, the Z6 is now even more intuitive to use and has totally redefined the at-home coffee drinking experience. The added diamond black design will be a man’s new best friend,” adds George. Along with some of the existing features, the Z6 with AI also includes the following: A Professional Aroma Grinder for ideal grinding results and reduced noise. A new fluid system that enhances the variety to include more barista specialties including espresso doppio. AI which automatically adapts the start screen to personal preferences. 
 A high-tech two-component method creates a Diamond Black design with a sense of depth 22 coffee specialties at the touch of a button. 3.5” TFT user-friendly colour display Automatic switchover from milk to milk foam 10 levels of adjustable coffee strength New sculptural designed water tank The JURA Z6 is available now for RRP $3,950 from au.jura.com, and selected Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Winnings and independent stores. 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. www.au.jura.com Finishing Touches - Justine's Top Tips 2019-04-10T05:19:19Z finishing-touches-justines-top-tips The Importance of Finishing Touches Justine Wilson’s top tips to inject a little more life into your home Media Release - April 2019 It’s often the little details that help make a house feel more like a home. Those simple finishing touches - a pop of colour, a scented candle or a glorious artwork, can brighten up any space and make every room feel stylish and complete! Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has shared her top tips on how to select and incorporate the right accessories into your home so that every space feels fresh and elegant. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we believe it’s so easy and so worthwhile to make your home look and feel just that little bit nicer. Don’t underestimate the importance of finishing touches – whether you’re doing up your own home to enjoy, setting up a rental property or staging a property for sale. You don’t have to spend a fortune renovating or redecorating your entire property, it’s as simple as adding the right accessories!” Justine’s top tips on how to add finishing touches to your home: Select an accent colour and utilise it throughout the home – Coordinating a room just like the professionals is easy, just choose a colour to carry throughout your home and accentuate it with accessories. Only a pop of colour is needed, for example a splash of dusty pink in an artwork can be repeated through pink cushions on the lounge, pink flowers or vases on the coffee table. Jazz up the dining table – A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average. Fresh seasonal flowers, candles or greenery in a simple vase paired with stylish cutlery and dinnerware helps to create a polished finish. Create an atmosphere in your outdoor spaces – It’s important not to forget about the outdoor spaces, so dress them the same as you would inside to create flow and continuity. Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience. Don’t neglect the bathroom – Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space. Hide away all your daily products and add a vase of fresh flowers, some perfumes and bath salts to the vanity to create the feeling of an elegant day spa. Spruce up your bedroom – A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw. You can repeat an accent colour that you’ve used elsewhere in the home or mix it up and try adding a contrasting colour to brighten up the space. Matching bedside tables and lamps and a dresser will also help create harmony in the space. 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 Winter Skincare Must Haves from dermaviduals 2019-04-10T02:48:45Z winter-skincare-must-haves-from-dermaviduals Winning Duo – Winter Skincare Must Haves Keep your skin soft, healthy & hydrated this winter Media Release - 10 April 2019 As the weather begins to cool down it can only mean one thing, winter is just around the corner and with it often comes cracked lips and dry skin. Your skin shouldn’t have to suffer as the weather changes; taking extra care to protect your skin this winter is easy with the dermaviduals’ hydrating Lip Balm and protective Süüsmoon Lotion N. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals Simone Vescio says, “In winter, sebaceous glands dramatically slow the production of sebum, which weakens the skin barrier. Our barrier is what protects and prevents skin from drying out. To counteract this, we recommend using our Süüsmoon Lotion N and Lip Balm, specially formulated to strengthen the skin’s natural defences and safeguard skin and lips from dehydration.” Reika Roberts, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals adds, “Whether you are hitting the ski fields or just needing the extra protection with the change of weather, add our Lip Balm to your night time routine and let this product work its magic overnight. Give your skin the extra attention it deserves with one of our beloved Süüsmoon Lotion N hydrating mist.” Lip Balm RRP $39.00 – The number one winter must-have to hydrate and repair dry, cracked lips and maintain healthy lips. Formulated with natural waxes in the form of shea butter, bees wax and propolis, the dermaviduals Lip Balm is transparent without pigment to give lips rich, nourishing protection. Provides a superior protective barrier to heal and repair dry and cracked lips leaving them feeling soft and supple all day long. Süüsmoon Lotion N RRP $52.00 – Effectively restores the skin’s natural oil balance and acts as a barrier to support the prevention of dry and neurodermitic skin. Süüsmoon Lotion N contains natural vegetable oils, essential fatty acids and vitamin F to regenerate and promote smooth and hydrated skin. Simply apply the mist to the body, face and hands to keep the areas prone to drying out nourished and protected. 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 170 clinics across Australia. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. www.dermaviduals.com.au @dermaviduals #dermaviduals For further information, images or to set up an interview please contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448.