The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z How to choose and style crystals for every room of the house 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z how-to-choose-and-style-crystals-for-every-room-of-the-house Justine Wilson, author of the Crystal Connection, shares her tips on how to incorporate crystals into the different zones of the home. A crystal collector herself, with over 100 displayed throughout her own home, Justine encourages those just starting out with crystals to select a piece that speaks to them as the best rule of thumb. “Crystals can be used in any space that looks pretty and feels right to you, there is no right or wrong way to work with crystals. They are as beautiful as they are mythical, so just enjoy bringing them into your home, and thus you will get a feel for the visual and spiritual impact they can have on your space,” says Justine. Entryway: A nice stone to have at your property’s entryway is rose quartz. You will often see this at top end day spas as it promotes a sense of self-love, relaxation and a peaceful experience. Having a stone like this will also signify to your family and guests that it is a welcoming, loving environment to enter. Study: Amethyst is a wonderful stone to have in creative spaces such as studies, workshops, or even mediation zones, as it can promote mental clarity and assist in opening up and promoting your spirituality. It can help stimulate new ideas and inspiration so it’s wonderful for any space when you need to focus, work or create. Another great one for a work zone is citrine, as it can assist in attracting wealth and abundance - so a wonderful stone for any business endeavours. Living Rooms: Agate is a great stone to have in living areas as it is very versatile to incorporate, you could have an agate artwork, agate bookends on a bookshelf, or agate coasters. Agate also comes in many different colorways so it will work with any interior scheme. Agate is also a grounding stone that promotes maturity and stability, and I think it’s nice to feel grounded in your main living space. Kitchen/Dining: Clear quartz is a great stone for these zones as it is a master stone in many ways. Clear quartz can be programmed for any intention and is a nice one for a kitchen or dining area because often you are also creating something from scratch, so it will work alongside your mood and energy. Quartz can change the feel of the space depending on the vibe and meals you are creating, i.e you could be having a fun night with friends, ask the stone to assist in creating joy and happiness. If it is a serious family dinner, ask the stone to guide you with clarity on the right words to say to your family members to resolve the issues. Bedroom: A great stone for your bedroom is labradorite as it is a protective stone that can restore energy, promote rest and help to recharge you. It can also assist in revealing your true emotions, which we all need sometimes in order to deal with things or to take the right path of action. Any stone (blues and black stones are great for this) that are protective will also work in bedrooms. About the Crystal Connection: The Crystal Connection, a 200-page coffee table book is a sensory and emotive visual guidebook that demonstrates a profound love for crystals and is not only inspiring but will connect the reader even more with their own sacred home space. The Crystal Connection is available now at an RRP $45.00. Currently $34.40 from amazon.com.au and booktopia.com.au. Follow them on Instagram @crystalconnectionbook ACS Distance Education releases new Oenology (Winemaking) Course 2021-04-08T03:07:45Z acs-distance-education-releases-new-oenology-winemaking-course ACS Distance Education releases new Oenology (Winemaking) Course We are excited to announce that we have released a brand-new Oenology (Winemaking) course. This 100- hour course is a great way to understand how to make wine and the science behind winemaking. This course covers how to make different types of wines. You will also learn how to assess and analyse wine quality. You will investigate chemistry and microorganisms involved in winemaking and wine processing. Upon completion of the course, you will confidently know understand the winemaking process. The flexibility of this course gives students the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of oenology and winemaking in their own pace, in the comfort of their own home and when they like, with the support of a tutor who can help you and provide support when it is needed. This course is a fantastic addition to pair with our viticulture course for the full wine growing and wine making experience. The 100-hour Oenology course covers the following lessons:  ·         Scope and Nature of Oenology ·         Fermentation Science ·         The Winemaking Process ·         Factors affecting Grape Characteristics ·         Wine Classification ·         Sensory Science & Evaluation ·         Production of White Wine and Sparkling Wines ·         Production of Red Wines and Rosé Wine ·         Production of Spirits ·         Storage and Aging of Wines More details on this course are located here: https://www.acs.edu.au/courses/oenology-winemaking-843.aspx With ACS, you are guided through the course with the assistance of your tutor and get the opportunity to practice what you are learning in a number of different ways. More information on how our courses work is https://www.acs.edu.au/about-us/faqs.aspx     If you are interested in offering this course to your own students, we also offer course content licencing, for more information, https://www.acs.edu.au/about-us/course-content-licence.aspx   Start your journey to wellness with Australian made Rochway probiotics 2021-04-07T00:41:04Z start-your-journey-to-wellness-with-australian-made-rochway-probiotics Introducing Rochway, the Australian-made brand leading the wellness revolution with cutting-edge probiotic products formulated with the highest quality probiotics and locally sourced ingredients, backed by years of clinical research. The new range of advanced probiotic complexes are formulated with their unique BioRestore™ fermentation process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex to support gut health, immune function, the nervous system, and beautiful hair and skin. Launching with 12 products across the range, in liquid, powder, or capsule form, the journey to wellness starts today with all products available online now at rochway.com.au. Carel Crous, Rochway New Business Development Manager & Head of NPD says, “At Rochway we have been producing probiotics since 2006, with our brand stocked in more than 2,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia and our products exported to more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. “The fact that our products are manufactured locally at our own TGA approved manufacturing facility in Queensland, using our exclusive BioRestore™ process, enables us to produce the highest quality and most advanced probiotics to meet all relevant Australian standards to the highest degree. We can also test and trial new formulations and introduce additional ingredients and formulas at a fast pace to keep up with consumer demand and new trends coming to market.” Key facts about Rochway Probiotics: Each Rochway product is fermented using their unique BioRestore™ process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex. All products are naturally free from dairy, gluten, lactose, GMO, and added sugars. Ingredients have not had the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Rochway’s probiotic products support gut health, immune function, the nervous system and beautiful hair and skin. The Product Range: SUPERFOODS: Kakadu Plum with Probiotics and Vitamin C Powder | RRP $22.95: Probiotics + Kakadu Plum + Vitamin C = gut health and skin goals, formulated for total daily wellbeing. Bio-Fermented Blueberry Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Bio-fermented blueberries with six raw probiotic strains creates this probiotic + antioxidant powerhouse to beautify the gut and skin. Bio-Fermented Coconut Water Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Rich in naturally-occurring electrolytes and six raw probiotic strains to help hydrate, plump and glow. Top of Form IMMUNITY: Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural Berry | RRP $31.95: The brand's most-loved immune product in a natural berry flavour, made with fresh olive leaves bio-fermented with broad-spectrum probiotics. Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural | RRP $31.95: Bio-Provide a double-action approach to immune system health, combining six raw probiotic strains with immune-boosting olive leaf. DIGESTION: Papaya Leaf Capsules | RRP $36.00: Packed with antioxidants and digestive enzymes, which help to break down food and macronutrients during digestion, ultimately helping to reduce digestive issues. Probiotic Daily Broad-Spectrum Capsules | RRP $34.95: A daily probiotic capsule containing 25 billion good bacteria using 3 different probiotic strains to support digestive health and immune function. Bio-Fermented Papaya Leaf Concentrate | RRP $34.95: The superfood-rich elixir, which takes full advantage of the digestive health benefits of papaya leaf, the ultimate gut-support elixir. Bio-Fermented Papaya 35 Fruit & Leaf Extract | RRP $34.95: Uses the same bio-fermented base as all other Rochway bio-fermented liquids, without any extra fuss. This one is all about the papaya, using both the fruit and leaf to make the ultimate gut-support elixir. Beans and Greens Probiotic Powder | RRP $29.95: Super-charged greens and probiotics for everyday wellbeing and vitality formulated with 10 billion good bacteria plus six green superfoods in every serve. ANTI-INFLAMMATION: Bio-Fermented Turmeric with Ginger and Black Pepper Extract | RRP $31.95: Turmeric, ginger and black pepper are the ultimate triple-threat in this anti-inflammatory, digestive-support elixir. PLUS: Colloidal Silver | RRP $29.95: Made from filtered water and electrically charged fine silver particles, this tasteless and odourless colloidal silver is made to the highest purity and premium quality standards. The new range of Rochway probiotics are available online now from rochway.com.au. Myths Keep Fattening the Aussie Chook 2021-03-30T20:00:00Z myths-keep-fattening-the-aussie-chook In new figures released by The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES, March 2021)[1] the consumption of chicken meat by Australians is forecast to reach 46.4 kg per person in 2020-21, making Australian consumers amongst the highest consumers of chicken meat in the world. Providing insights into why Australians’ love their chicken so much is new research[2] which has determined that Australian consumers select chicken meat for its value, taste, nutrition and versatility. The research, conducted by The University of Adelaide and funded by AgriFutures Australia, shows that more than two-thirds of Australian households serve chicken at least twice a week. This is despite the persistence of long held misperceptions about the conditions in which chickens are raised and the use of antibiotics and hormones. Despite these entrenched myths, chicken makes up nearly half of all meat consumed in Australia and per capita consumption is nearly double that of red meat. Australian consumers are generally satisfied with the safety and eating quality of chicken meat, but what is of concern is that:• 40 per cent of consumers incorrectly believe that hormones and steroids can be used.• 12 per cent of survey respondents said that antibiotics are used to increase the growth rate of meat chickens. This is despite the introduction of an industry-wide policy 15 years ago of no use of antibiotics for growth promotion. • 82 per cent of consumers surveyed incorrectly believe that meat chickens are raised in cages. The Australian Chicken Meat Foundation Executive Director Dr Vivien Kite said that these beliefs are simply untrue. “In Australia, meat chickens are not raised in cages and the use of hormones and steroids was banned decades ago,” she said. “Our rigorous Australian standards restrict antibiotic use only to treat unwell chickens or prevent infections if there is a high risk of disease. Also, strict withholding periods exist to ensure that there are no antibiotics present at the time of processing.” Dr Kite said that Australians should be confident enjoying their favourite protein knowing it’s good value, nutritious, versatile, and has the has the lowest environmental footprint of all meat. For more information on the facts about chicken meat production in Australia visit https://www.facts.chicken.org.au/, and to see a summary of the research, visit agrifutures.com.au/chicken-meat Fast Facts: The gross value of production (farm gate value) of the chicken meat industry in 2020-21 will be approximately $2.89 billion (ABARES, 2021). In 2020-21, it is predicted that the average Australian will consume 46.4kg of chicken per year compared to 19.8kg of beef and veal and 5.5kg of sheep meat (ABARES, 2021). Chicken meat continues to be the dominant meat protein consumed by Australians, with over two-thirds of Australian households serving chicken meat at least twice per week (Umberger & Malek, 2021). Price, taste, health/nutrition, country of origin and food safety are the most important drivers of food choices for the average Australian grocery shopper (Umberger & Malek, 2021). Chicken meat continues to be the preferred protein for most Australian consumers because of its convenience, value for money and flavour (Umberger & Malek, 2021).More consumers indicated increasing (37%) rather than decreasing (8%) their consumption of chicken meat (in the past 12 months). Price and ease of preparation are the main reasons for increasing consumption (Umberger & Malek, 2021). Price is the main purchase driver for the average Australian chicken meat shopper. However, consumers are paying more attention to on-package labelling information on chicken meat products (Umberger & Malek, 2021). Consumers generally have a poor understanding of chicken meat production practices in Australia – especially around ‘high-concern’ issues (including the use of steroids/hormones and of antibiotics, the sale of overseas-produced chicken in Australia) and the use of cages (Umberger & Malek, 2021). Just 17% of consumers (correctly) believe steroids/hormones cannot be used, but 40% believe they can be used (Umberger & Malek, 2021). 59% of consumers are not sure if chickens produced overseas are sold in Australia (Umberger & Malek, 2021).Only 18% of consumers (correctly) believe meat chickens cannot be raised in cages, with 50% of consumers uncertain (Umberger & Malek, 2021).Despite the misperceptions, these issues tend to be ones which feature as major concerns for consumers. Overall, consumers’ main concerns about chicken meat production are similar to 2008. While use of steroids/hormones (not in fact practiced) and use of antibiotics in chicken meat production remain top concerns, country of origin is of equally high concern to consumers (Umberger & Malek, 2021). NOTES TO THE EDITOR:About the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF)The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the national, peak organisation for those involved in the chicken meat industry in Australia, including chicken farmers and chicken meat processors. Its main aim is to represent the interests of the industry in a wide range of matters including animal health, biosecurity, food standards, food safety, international trade, quarantine, and animal welfare. www.chicken.org.au / facts.chicken.org.au Follow ACMF on Twitter – @ACMFchicken For more information, interview opportunities or images please contact:Annabel Selby-Jones, Communications Manager ACMFPhone02 9929 4077; Mobile 0437 002 861; Email annabel.selby-jones@chicken.org.au [1] https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares[2] Market insights for Australia’s chicken meat industry. Wendy J. Umberger and Lenka Malek, October 2020 The #1 Boutique Organic Supermarket in Sydney 2021-03-29T19:38:35Z the-1-boutique-organic-supermarket-in-sydney The site has tried to capture the essence of their work philosophy: the importance of Australian produce from Australian producers and a family feel that sets them apart from the rest! Visit the new site, www.maloneysgrocer.com.au. You'll be able to read the story of Richard and Joanna Maloney and their adventure, that is, Maloneys Grocers. You'll also find information about their passionate-about-food team. They even have a staff photo gallery, so when you visit, even if it's your first time, you'll recognise faces and know who to ask for!  But the page also gives you information about the local producers'. People like Denis and Dean, producers of "Mandolé Orchard Almond Milk", the first and only single-origin Almond milk and the only wholly family-run Almond milk business! Or Barry and Mel, owners of "The One That Got Away", Bondi's premium seafood merchants. Caitlin and Stuart Williams, plus four-legged Lucy, from "Blueberry Greens" and their 13-year passion for growing the best seasonal fruit in Australia! And of course, there's Darren from "The Little Coffee Co.", roasting coffee beans here in Lawson NSW. There's even a page dedicated to their "Featured Products". With things like the one of a kind, traditional pork pie! Made on the banks of the Murray River, from free-range, locally sourced pigs! Vannella Cheese, a beautiful, award-winning artisanal cheese that will make your mouth water! They even stock 100% free-range, 100% organic, 100% Australian Mulloon Creek Eggs!  So if you're looking for something special, something organic or free-range, why not take a look at the new website, or visit one of their stores: SURRY HILLS: 4/490 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 WOOLLAHRA: 68 Moncur Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025 COOGEE: 214 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, NSW 2034 P. Princi Food Services Features Lamb Selections for Easter Celebrations 2021-03-22T10:02:16Z p-princi-food-services-features-lamb-selections-for-easter-celebrations Religious observances have played an integral part in millions of lives and now is an opportune time to begin planning for an Easter menu of lamb. To make planning and preparation easier, P. Princi Food Service has a Feed the Family special of boneless rolled lamb shoulder. It doesn’t matter whether individuals are celebrating the religious aspect or not, the butcher shop has prime quality meats to serve any family preferences. The award-winning butcher shop is operated by 5th generation owner, Joe Princi. The butcher offers an expansive array of affordably priced beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal, along with cannelloni, charcuterie and smallgoods. Individuals can customize the size of the meat portions they want by weight for specific dietary needs, to reduce waste, and save money. With the shop’s Perth meat delivery, shopping has never been easier.  The butcher offers convenient online ordering and direct-to-door delivery for a nominal flat-fee on orders of any size. The service offers an elevated level of convenience and eliminates waiting in long lines at the supermarket. Consumers also receive reward points for their purchases that can be redeemed on their future orders. Shoppers can select from nearly two dozen types of lamb encompassing chops, cutlets, legs, shoulders and racks. Shanks marinated in red wine are a tasty meal and the Perth butcher offers minced and diced lamb for those that want to create their own favorite recipes. Handmade lamb koftas provide a no-fuss meal that can be quickly made on the stovetop. The Bicton food market has earned a reputation for its healthy meat selections, gate-to-plate freshness, and locally sourced meats that are 100 percent chemical, gluten and nitrate free. The butcher’s online meat delivery is a time saver for busy cooks and customers can also choose to visit the shop on Canning Highway if they’re prefer. P. Princi Food Services is open seven days a week to accommodate shopping for any holiday, special event, and to make life easier for cooks.   About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers. The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards.   Media Contact Princi Food Service  Website: https://princifoodservices.com Easter Styling Tips with Justine Wilson 2021-03-17T01:40:49Z easter-styling-tips-with-justine-wilson According to Justine Wilson, leading Property Stylist and Founder of Vault Interiors, holiday decorating is not just for Halloween or Christmas! Justine believes Easter is just as important when it comes to styling the home for special occasions and one that has been overlooked in the past. Easter 2021 is all about pastels, florals, bunnies and eggs. “These icons are all associated with the holiday season, so why not enjoy bringing them into your home and creating whimsical displays. You can style up a storm, and easily create a magical experience to share the holiday with friends and family,” said Justine. Justine’s top five tips for styling your home this Easter include: 1. Faux florals: These are inexpensive and can be found at any hobby store, variety store or dollar shop. For Easter, I like to select soft blues, pinks, and whites so the display feels like a spring day! These have a big impact and are easy to install, I use faux florals on my tablescape, on my stairwell, and as a filler for any other key vignettes. They often bend easily and require no fastening other than wrapping or manipulating them into the shape you require. 2. Bunnies: It wouldn’t be Easter without some cute bunnies, these figurines can be sourced at target, Kmart, homewares shops, or at places like TK Maxx. I have all different sizes and shapes, from grass look ones, to pretty glass ones, and simple ceramic ones. They create pretty displays and can be styled on any surface. 3. Eggs: From glass eggs, grass eggs, foam eggs and even wooden, or my favourite – chocolate eggs! It doesn’t matter which you choose, however by integrating some eggs it's an easy and fun way to bring the Easter look to life. They can be used for entryway vignettes, kitchen clusters or in main tablescapes to really signify and celebrate the holiday. 4. Don’t focus on one area: With seasonal styling is best to have little pops of décor all over the home for a magical experience for your family and your guests. I like to have an Easter wreath on the door, something on the stairs, some décor in the kitchen as well as the living and dining rooms. 5. Use pretty food as part of your display! This could be sugared almonds, candies, easter eggs, cupcakes or cakes or really any tasty treat that suits the theme. Decorating with food is a wonderful way to jazz up your table and of course delight your guests. “Remember, any key entertaining areas of your home are great places to decorate. If you continue the styling theme throughout your home - you will create more of an event-like experience!” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Autumn Styling with Justine Wilson 2021-02-25T00:44:47Z autumn-styling-with-justine-wilson According to leading property stylist Justine Wilson, Autumn 2021 is going to be all about adding layers to your home in warm tone accents of chocolate, terracotta, rust, orange and coral. Lighting, updating outdoor spaces and adding greenery should also be on the priority list. The founder of Vault Interiors suggests keeping it simple by changing the light bulbs, installing an umbrella to make the most of outdoor spaces, or clipping branches from changing trees to disperse in pots and vases through the home. “As we head into the cooler months, we ultimately spend more time indoors so it’s a great time to refresh your interior spaces to be both cosy and inviting. With many of us spending more time at home these days also, investing in sprucing up your home will be money well spent, and create an inspiring place to enjoy,” advises Justine. Justine Wilson’s top Autumn styling tips and trends for 2021: Add layers to your home: This means adding extra rugs, such as sheepskins or layer rugs on top of each other for added depth. Add blankets and throws plus extra plump cushions to your living and bedroom room spaces, this will create warmth and texture. Faux fur, wool and thick fabrics like velvets are great materials to up the cosy /snuggly factor. Add warm tone accents: When it’s cold outside you want to visually warm up your interiors so opt for rich earthy tones which are also bang on trend and echo the changing leaves and colours of nature. Colours like chocolate, terracotta, rust tones, mustards, coral or orange tones are a great way to achieve this. Consider new scatter cushions, pop coloured artwork, or accessories like books, vases and candles in these tones to add a hint of warmth and to dress up your spaces. Lighting: Lighting is a great way to battle the changing seasons, as the light fades earlier, consider adding extra floor or table lamps to your home. Ambient light always creates an inviting ambience. Also, consider swapping your cool tone bulbs to warm white for additional glow. If you don’t have enough space to inject additional lamps, opt for candles. Candles in hurricane vases or grouped in a large cluster on a tray are perfect for this season and look really pretty also. Outdoor spaces: Don’t overlook your outdoor spaces as we head into autumn, the weather can still be nice enough to enjoy a dinner party or bask in the remaining sun. Ramp up the lighting by way of candles, lanterns or fairy lights. Consider installing umbrellas, pergolas or shade cloths to help to protect from the elements. Invest in an outdoor heater or add an outdoor fire pit for magical autumn evenings with friends and family. Add greenery: Adding fresh flowers or large leafy green stems in the cooler months is a great way to keep things fresh. It’s an inexpensive way to inject colour and life into your home. Large vases of clipped branches from changing trees are a beautiful way to reflect the seasons and bring the outside in. Plants can be brought into key areas to add a decorative element and also assist with oxygen flow in the room. Fresh flowers on your entry tables or coffee tables will certainly add beauty, colour and create a visual focal point. For more styling tips go to their new website: www.vaultinteriors.com.au P. Princi Food Services Feeds the Family with Convenient Online Ordering 2021-02-22T05:22:11Z p-princi-food-services-feeds-the-family-with-convenient-online-ordering Shopping is time consuming, tiring and there’s no guarantee that the desired meat for a main dish will be available in supermarkets. Those are just some of the reasons that people are feeding the family with P. Princi Food Services online ordering option. Owner Joe Princi will soon be offering menus to aid consumers in their meal planning. Online ordering at P. Princi Food Services has moved from the realm of convenience to an essential service. No one has to worry about having a main dish to feed their family for any meal due to raging storms or a pandemic. Ordering is quick, easy, and the food is delivered directly to the door for a small fee on any size order.   A comprehensive range of beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal is available, along with cannelloni, charcuterie, smallgoods, and affordably priced weekly hamper specials. The award-winning Perth online butcher appreciates its customers and offers a rewards program with points redeemable on their future purchases. From simple meal entrees to gourmet cuts, chicken is one of the most popular choices at P. Princi Food Services. Customers can select from Chicken Roulade, Chicken Involtini, Chicken Maryland, and Chicken Schnitzels, along with minced chicken and chicken for stir fry. Honey or soy kebabs are perennial favorites, and consumers can choose chicken tenderloins, chops or a whole chicken, along with drumsticks, wings, breasts and thighs. Plain or pre-seasoned drumettes are a popular choice for informal meals. Consumers can customize their portion sizes to accommodate dietary requirements and prevent waste. Individuals have the satisfaction of knowing they’re supporting local producers when they order from the award-winning butcher. The Perth butcher shop has established partnerships with local producers for gate-to-plate healthy selections that are 100 percent free of gluten, chemicals and nitrates. P. Princi Food Services has meals and deals to feed the family every day of the year and the delivery service is particularly welcome during busy holidays. Fresh meat and poultry are hallmarks of the butcher shop. It’s considered the “best butcher Perth,” as evidenced by its consistently positive reviews and ratings by satisfied customers. Individuals can order online or shop at the butcher’s physical store if they prefer. About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers.  The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.  Media Contact P. Princi Food Service Phone: (08) 9314 2494 Website: https://princifoodservices.com JURA Australia announce pre-sale for the highly anticipated E8 Piano Black 2021-02-22T03:38:10Z jura-australia-announce-pre-sale-for-the-highly-anticipated-e8-piano-black JURA has redesigned its bestseller and are launching the latest generation of its E8 in the Australian market from 1 April 2021. With inquiries already coming in for the new machine due to the successful launch overseas and the latest Roger Federer campaign, JURA Australia have allowed customers to pre-register for one of these highly anticipated machines. Enjoy the full aroma of coffee that’s in a league of its own – always freshly ground and freshly extracted. The new E8 mid-range JURA coffee machine is loaded with features including the new extra shot function, 17 different beverages and one-touch automatic cleaning with new mini tabs. George Liakatos, JURA Australia General Manager says, “We thought the original E8 was packed with features and clearly so did our customers worldwide as it has been the best-selling model globally for the last 5 years. The new generation E8 really takes automated coffee machines to the next level. It’s not only packed with features but sophisticated in design and easier to use with the machine set up to make 17 coffee specialities, a new Extra Shot button and simplified one-touch maintenance with our new cleaning tabs.” For the new E8, JURA has combined features previously reserved for its premium segment with the advantages of the most successful automatic coffee machine in its history to create an entirely new machine. JURA E8 – Key Features: The Professional Aroma Grinder is a new, quiet grinder with a perfected cutting geometry which allows the flavours to fully unfold, thereby increasing the aroma by 12.2% compared to conventional systems, maintained for the service lifetime. 17 different coffee specialities can be prepared at the touch of a button, including a Cortado. Those who like their coffee more intense can pep up their cappuccino or flat white using the Extra Shot function. The machine will grind, tamp and brew twice to ensure the coffee is not over-extracted. Thanks to the innovative fluid system, automatic milk system cleaning takes place at the touch of a button with new mini tabs An intelligent algorithm identifies your drinking habits and ensures the start screen displays either two or four of your favourite drinks The ability for Siri to prepare a coffee via the J.O.E.® coffee app from compatible phones and tablets. Easy programming, simply touch and hold each beverage to enter programming mode to completely customise drinks from coffee strength, temperature, amount of water and amount of milk. The JURA E8 in Piano Black will be available from 1 April 2021 for an RRP $2290 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Customers can pre-register for the E8 from today here: https://au.jura.com/en/homeproducts/machines/E8-Piano-Black-INTA-15372 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 Sprout Organic Pty Ltd Becomes a Member of the Infant Nutrition Council and Signatory to the MAIF Agreement 2021-02-16T07:43:13Z sprout-organic-pty-ltd-becomes-a-member-of-the-infant-nutrition-council-and-signatory-to-the-maif-agreement Gold Coast, QLD (February 16, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), the creator of the world’s first organic plant-based infant formula and healthy plant-based snacks for children has become a member of the Infant Nutrition Council Australia & New Zealand and a signatory to the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF Agreement). Being part of the Infant Nutrition Council is a primary validation in the infant formula sector. As a member, Sprout is required to ensure that any formula is strictly formulated to ensure the necessary nutritional requirements for infants. This is regulated under Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and includes the best practice in manufacturing. “Membership within the Infant Nutrition Council is a great milestone for Sprout. It indicates trust and an understanding of the industry in us," said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "Being accepted into the council is recognition as a peer of the infant formula industry." “It is wonderful to see new members with innovative new offerings joining the Infant Nutrition Council, and we are very pleased to welcome Sprout Organic,” said Jan Carey Infant Nutrition Council CEO. Sprout has also undertaken an active role within the council as a Member of the Trade and Market Access Committee. “We really appreciate the opportunity to participate with the experienced members in this space we are learning so much,” said Ben Chester, Director at Sprout. A signatory to the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF Agreement) is the preeminent requirement to participate in the sale and marketing of Infant Formulas in Australia. The agreement is in place to ensure the sale of infant formula meets the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes 1981 (WHO Code). The agreement is the purview of the Minister for food regulation “The Department of Heath looks forward to engaging with Sprout Organic on issues relating to the Agreement”, said a department representative. Sprout has already been actively engaged with the department in submitting a response to the renewal of the 10 year review of the agreement for October 2022. “Becoming a signatory of the MAIF agreement is a significant step in participating in the infant formula segment,” said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "Having a company and brand that can align itself with the ideals and requirements of the World Health Organisation on infant formula is extremely important to us.” Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: bit.ly/SproutOrganicImages Interviews with Sel Berdie, Sprout founder and former Gold Coast Titans player available on request. ### About the Infant Nutrition Council The Infant Nutrition Council was established in 2009 and represents the interests of the infant formula and toddler milk industry in Australia and New Zealand which advocates optimal nutrition for all infants. Its membership is made up of global companies; well established local companies; formula manufacturers; and ingredient manufacturers and suppliers. About the MAIF Agreement The MAIF Agreement has operated since 1992 as a voluntary, self-regulatory code of conduct between the manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia.  The MAIF Agreement aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by protecting and promoting breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes, when they are necessary, on the basis of adequate information through appropriate marketing and distribution. About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s first commercial product is a range of organic plant-based snack bars which launched on World Children’s Day 2020. In May 2021, Sprout plans to release its highly anticipated plant-based toddler and infant formula. Sprout Organic Pty Ltd Enters Agreements with Global by Nature and Total Health Distributors to Distribute Products in WA and NSW 2021-02-16T05:12:52Z sprout-organic-pty-ltd-enters-agreements-with-global-by-nature-and-total-health-distributors-to-distribute-products-in-wa-and-nsw Sel Berdie – Sprout Founder with the first shipment packed for Western Australia Gold Coast, QLD (January 13, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), the creator of the world first organic plant based infant formula and healthy plant based snacks for children is teaming up with Global by Nature in NSW and Total Health distributors in WA to distribute the Sprout range throughout both states. Both distributors are equally the most proactive health distributors in each state with brands represented in over 1,000 retailers, providing a wide reach into health food stores, independent supermarkets and pharmacies. “At Global, we are always looking for innovative and delicious ways to surprise and excite our customers. Sprout’s healthy and tasty kids snack bars and genuine innovation in infant formula is exactly that. Sprout is building a whole new form of inclusivity in the sector," said Ryan Mclintock, General Manager of Global by Nature. “We are very pleased to announce our distribution agreements with Global by Nature and Total Health. In these two distributors we have found partners that are incredibly passionate about our products. WA and NSW were identified as a key market for us, and we couldn't be happier with the fit we've found in these two companies," said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "These are the first in a series of domestic and international distribution partnerships that we are working to establish as we continue to grow our business". In the second quarter of 2021, Sprout plans to release its highly anticipated plant-based toddler and infant formula.   Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: https://bit.ly/SproutOrganicImages  Interviews available on request ### About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s first commercial product is a range of healthy plant-based snack bars which launched on World Children’s Day (2020). 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If I had waited for ‘the one’, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing life.” Louisa, 47, has travelled to 73 countries, had multiple properties and chose to have her son solo using a sperm bank at age 37 after stressing out about her biological clock ticking and having more than 13 failed relationships since the age of 21. A civil engineer for 25 years, she created exciting and rewarding life experiences through travel, investing and spending time with girlfriends. “I spent 20 years looking for my soulmate and my son, Nicholas, is now the love of my life. I wouldn’t give him up for any man,” she said. Her tips for being happily single include: Embrace/ accept your situation for what it is and what you have Learn to be present- enjoy the moment Find other single people you can relate to but don’t exclude yourself from couple situations. Find opportunities where you can be around people you can connect with, who have lived part of your journey Love yourself and appreciate your self worth. You determine your own worth by what you will and won’t put up with Find inner contentment and the good in all your challenges. Don’t be a man/ woman hater or shun couples. If you are bitter, resentful or hold grudges from past relationship failures, that bitterness permeates your present experience. Find exciting and rewarding life experiences that you can do on your own. When you come out of a relationship, write down a list of all the things you want to do without a partner and do it, like going on a girl’s retreat or writing a book (eg. I was up 10pm to 2am most nights when writing my book). Stay optimistic about life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for what you have - big and little things. List things you’re grateful for and realise things aren’t that bad. Look at life from a macro perspective and realise how small your issues are in the overall scheme of things Remind yourself that not everyone in a relationship is happy. You may be better off than some people who don’t have the courage to be single Ms Pateman’s tips are also in line with Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day), which is celebrated on February 15 each year. “It is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends, family and loving yourself. You have to accept you are where you are,” Ms Pateman said. “I’m not saying you can get rid of your desires. 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