The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-23T04:31:02Z Collaboration with Rockhampton school launches trial to support agriculture’s leaders of tomorrow 2019-08-23T04:31:02Z collaboration-with-rockhampton-school-launches-trial-to-support-agricultures-leaders-of-tomorrow Leading global animal health company Virbac Australia’s new collaboration with The Rockhampton Grammar School has just launched, with a trial conducted at Belmont Research Station on Wednesday 21st August. Designed to assist Year 11 students in determining the impact of internal parasites and managing drench resistance in cattle, the school has been working with Virbac Australia to conduct a product evaluation trial testing different worm treatment methods. The trial has involved administering and monitoring 200 head of cattle, split into four groups and treated with different products, before being monitored over the next 84 days. The results should demonstrate which products work best to keep down worm count and boost weight gain, with the data then being available for students to analyse and be assessed on as part of their Certificate 3 curriculum. It’s envisaged that the project should help determine the importance and impact of worms in Central QLD. With drench resistance being a current hot topic for producers, this trial is designed to continue the conversation about cattle drench resistance, and further investigate whether north Australian producers should be concerned about worms in their cattle. As Virbac Australia Technical Services Manager Dr Matthew Ball explains, “this is a unique working collaboration to support students in becoming industry experts and future leaders in Australia’s agricultural sector. We’re pleased to be able to highlight some of the key issues surrounding internal parasites for the students as well as hopefully shed light on best practice worm control practices for the wider region of central QLD.” For Rockhampton student Henry Gray the trial has so far been a great opportunity to learn more about what’s becoming an increasingly important issue for QLD farmers. “This trial is important to the agricultural industry as it will help us improve our productivity and how we manage the resistance of worms and other parasites. I look forward to gaining more knowledge of controlling parasites so that I can implement new practices my own property to improve production.” Student Sara Schottelius also spoke of her experience being part of the unique new collaboration: “I hope to gain new knowledge that I can take home to my own property to improve how we control parasites. This trial is important for the agricultural industry to help us gain new information about the best methods to combat key issues in cattle productivity.” For additional information about the trial, contact Dr Matthew Ball at matthew.ball@virbac.com Ends MEDIA CONTACT Kate Munsie, 0421 935 843 ABOUT VIRBAC AUSTRALIA Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is a specialist animal health company, with its core business in sheep and cattle products, veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, a wide range of petcare products for dogs and cats, plus a broad range of products for horses. Virbac Australia’s 2015 sales turnover was more than A$120 million. In Australia, Virbac employs around 260 personnel, all of whom are passionate about animal health. Virbac offers an injectable product called Multimin, designed to top-up important trace minerals (manganese, zinc, selenium and copper) in cattle. The focus of trace mineral supplementation has developed to beyond merely correcting deficiency symptoms. Strategic mineral supplementation is aimed at the optimisation of reproductive performance, immune function and growth, resulting in significant improvements in productivity and subsequently profitability. Photo captions: Virbac’s Territory Sales Manager Victor Moffroid leading a product demonstration Students from The Rockhampton Grammar School take part in product application methods P. Princi Food Services - A Preferred Destination for Premiere Cuts of Meat 2019-08-22T07:32:35Z p-princi-food-services-a-preferred-destination-for-premiere-cuts-of-meat P. Princi Food Services has been winning awards in prestigious competitions since 2005 for its handcrafted meat products encompassing gourmet sausages to its beef pies and Perth hams. An online store, affordable pricing, prime cuts of meat, and direct-to-door delivery has made the family-owned business a primary destination for discerning customers. The Perth butcher offers multiple cuts of beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal. Customers can also choose a variety of sausage, smallgoods, and side dishes for gifts, parties, and everyday meals. Gluten-free and nitrate free selections are offered. Festive Hampers featuring a selection of the shop’s delicacies ranging from bacon and lamb chops to steaks and chicken drumettes. Meat is a centerpiece for gatherings around which accompanying side dishes, activities and entertainments are planned. P. Princi Food Services has earned a reputation as the “best butcher Perth” for its high-quality meat, friendly service, and prompt delivery and shipping by its customers. That satisfaction is reflected by its many reviews on social media. Consumers can choose beef pies, burgers, BBQ packs, lasagna, meatballs, and beef satay stir fry for any gathering of friends and family. For those that want to show off their culinary skills and serve something extra special, the Perth butcher shop offers selections that include beef red wine and garlic rib eye. A full complement of chicken kebabs, chicken involtini, chicken schnitzel, and chicken wild rice cakes are available. P. Princi Food Services is a premier Perth butcher shop that continues to win awards and accolades for its prime cuts. Metro customers only pay a flat $5 delivery fee and the butcher shop offers a rewards program for online purchases. P. Princi provides an easy way to plan a future gift with online ordering or provide for an impromptu party from the retail butcher shop. 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 P. Princi Food Service Phone: (08) 9314 2494 Email: butchershop@princicodservices.com.au Website: https://princifoodservices.com New Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask by L'Action 2019-08-20T23:32:24Z new-charcoal-bamboo-face-mask-by-laction New Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask Creating beauty moments to make you feel good Media Release - August 2019 As winter wraps up and warmer weather is approaching, now is the time to freshen up your face and introduce regular face masks to combat skincare troubles. L’Action Paris has developed a Charcoal Bamboo Sheet Face Mask which leaves your skin fresh and glowing. CEO of McGloins Supertex, Nick Barnes says, “This face mask is perfect for rebalancing your skin and kick starting great skin care. The active ingredient includes charcoal which absorbs excess sebum, leaving you with a post day spa glow.” The Charcoal Bamboo Sheet Face Mask rebalances combination to oily skin with sebum-absorbing charcoal to tighten pores and improve skin elasticity. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin for 15 minutes for optimum results. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before delicately removing the mask and lightly tapping your face for optimal absorption. Implementing the mask into your routine 2 – 3 times per week will help improve your skin elasticity, tighten pores and leave you with a clean, glowing complexion. About L’Action 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 new L’Action Paris Charcoal Bamboo Face Mask is available online for RRP $4.95. www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au JURA Christmas Edition - Snow White! 2019-08-20T23:17:56Z jura-christmas-edition-snow-white Spreading the Christmas spirit with JURA – Snow White Media Release - August 2019 As we enter the busiest time of the year, the months continue to fly by and before you know it, we’ll be unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day. Don’t let this festive season sneak up on you! JURA has the perfect fully automatic coffee machine to bring the winter wonderland into your home this Christmas – the new JURA ENA 8 in Nordic White. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “Compact in size, the ENA 8 line is the perfect machine of any type of kitchen. Designed to fit into the smallest of apartments, JURA’s ENA 8 in Nordic White was inspired by the purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains of the Swiss Alps. This Christmas, let JURA take you a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8.” Small, stunning and simple, eliminate capsules this festive season and fill your home with the aroma of freshly ground coffee. A must-have for all coffee lovers and connoisseurs, the ENA 8 impresses with speciality coffees and personalisation features at the touch of a button; it is sure to delight even the most discerning palates. The new JURA ENA 8 includes the following features and benefits: 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. The JURA ENA 8 in Nordic White is available now for RRP $1,899 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, 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. Spring Styling Tips by Justine Wilson, Vault Interiors 2019-08-20T22:55:23Z spring-styling-tips-by-justine-wilson-vault-interiors Maximise the value of your property this Spring selling season Essential styling tips for selling your property Media Release - August 2019 With spring selling season right around the corner and some slow months in property, housing prices and stock levels are on the rise. To make a property stand out and to guarantee the best return on investment this spring, it is important to invest in every part of your home, sharing the TLC. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors, shares her top styling tips for spring 2019. Justine Wilson says, “Any touch ups around the home, small or large, will help add value when it comes to selling your property this spring. Whether you create a cosy alfresco area, study nook or turn a spare room into an optional bedroom, added areas around the property will encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves living there and create an emotional connection to the space.” Styling your entire property will best showcase the functionality and flow of each space leaving potential buyers feeling emotionally connected to the space. Take advantage of market conditions and prepare your home for the new spring selling season with Justine’s top tips for styling your property: Don’t underestimate a fresh coat – Refresh the paint, clean the gardens, and consider new carpets to get your property looking spick and span. This will help time-poor buyers feel assured the property is ready to go and has been well maintained. Fresh, bright and light – Bring the outdoors inside your home with pops of colour to uplift the mood. Introduce light and airy colour accents such as mint green, soft yellow and soft pink through spring flowers. Use fresh foliage in clear vases for a pretty display. Bring greenery indoors to signify the change of the seasons and represent a new beginning. Artwork – Transform a space by creating a great base palette, add some unique artwork, simple designs and complement with a selection of candles. Place floral scent displays in a cluster or on a tray. This will help the winter musk smells disappear and will complement the warmer weather and creates a cosy home-like feeling. Natural and sustainable – Sustainability in a home will impress potential buyers. Signified by raw materials, reclaimed rustic furniture and an earthy look, this trend truly represents spring time adventures. Achieve this look by adding natural woods, candles and repurposed glass jars to table centrepieces or book shelving. 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. Announcement of the finalists in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards 2019-08-16T01:19:04Z announcement-of-the-finalists-in-the-2019-australian-women-in-wine-awards Today the board of the Australian Women in Wine Awards is thrilled to announce the 2019 finalists in the world’s only awards program for women in wine. “The depth and breadth of talent we had enter the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for our judges,” said Jane Thomson, AWIWA founder and chair. “And it just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community! Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated.” All categories have three finalists being announced today, except in the case of the Champion of Diversity and Equality, which the judges felt required four. The finalists in each award category are (in alphabetical order by surname): Winemaker of the Year – sponsored by Tonnellerie Saint Martin Nat Cleghorn, Yalumba Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines Jo Marsh, Billy Button Wines Researcher / Innovator of the Year – sponsored by Angove Family Winemakers Joanna Gambetta, Charles Sturt University Inca Lee, Vinehealth Australia Mango Parker, The Australian Wine Research Institute Champion of Diversity & Equality – sponsored by Australian Grape and Wine Trish Barry, Mastermind Consulting Carolyn Coon & Kristy Keyte, Treasury Wine Estates John Davis, Pepper Tree Wines Pernod Ricard Winemakers – Better Balance Ambassadors Marketer of the Year – sponsored by denomination Elizabeth Calabria-Staltare, Calabria Family Wines Imogen Hayes, Handpicked Wines Rebecca Love, Howard Park Wines Cellar Door Person of the Year – sponsored by Purple Giraffe Lauren Hutton, Bethany Wines Ulrika Larsson, Clairault Streicker Jodhi Thoms, Elderton Wines  Viticulturist of the Year – sponsored by Wine Australia Sheridan Alm, Starrs Reach Vineyard Brooke Howell, Yalumba Family Winemakers Amanda Mader, Vine Scout Owner / Operator of the Year – sponsored by WineWorks Australia Laura Carter, Unico Zelo Belinda Chambers, Lake Moodemere Estate Sarah McDougall, Lake George Winery The eighth award category, Woman of Inspiration Award – sponsored by Irvine Wines – is a judges’ choice award determined by the AWIWA Advisory Board. No entry is required, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony. The 2019 awards were judged by panels made up of AWIWA Advisory board members as well as previous winners. In addition to this year’s eight award categories, Wine Australia will be sponsoring the Honorary Australian Woman in Wine Award – USA, with a bursary prize to explore Victorian wine regions proudly supported by the Victorian Government. This accolade will be awarded to a woman who lives and works in the USA and has made a positive impact in the US wine industry promoting Australian Wine. This award honours the AWIWA 2019 ceremony’s host country, the USA, and ties in with the largest wine promotion ever held in the USA – Far From Ordinary. AWIWA 2019 Awards Ceremony 8pm Tuesday 17 September in New York – which is the morning of 18 September in Australia The winners of each award category will be announced at the 2019 AWIWA ceremony in New York on the evening of 17th September (morning of 18th September, Australian time) in partnership with Wine Australia. The ceremony, which is an invitation only event featuring over 35 Australian female wine producers in attendance as well as local trade, media and other special guests, will be live streamed back to Australia and around the world. The live stream will take place via the Australian Women in Wine Facebook page. As in previous years, each wine region and wine business is being encouraged to host their own watch party to cheer on all the finalists and winners. Please register your ceremony ‘Watch Party’ here! About the AWIWA The Australian Women in Wine Awards – which are owned and operated by The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society – celebrate and reward the work of women in the Australian wine community, and community leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. They are the only awards program for women in wine in the world. The 2019 AWIWA board members are Jeni Port, Toni Carlino, Corrina Wright, Sami Gilligan, Sarah Collingwood, Rebekah Richardson and Jane Thomson (Chair). The 2019 AWIWA Platinum Partner is Coles Liquor. Gold Partners are Pernod-Ricard Winemakers, Langton’s, Wine Business Magazine and the Victoria State Government. Waterlogic establishes footprint in Belgium through acquisition of Pure Services 2019-08-14T12:08:20Z waterlogic-establishes-footprint-in-belgium-through-acquisition-of-pure-services [LEUVEN, BELGIUM, 14 August 2019] – Waterlogic, a leading global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pure Services. Established in 2007, Pure Services specialises in renting and servicing drinking water dispensers and fountains to small and large corporate organisations across Belgium and Luxembourg. Founded in 1992, Waterlogic was one of the first companies to introduce Point-of-Use (POU) water dispensers that utilise the mains water supply. The company has been at the forefront of the POU market, promoting eco-friendly product design and quality, the application of new technologies, and world class service. Veerle Claes, Managing Director, Waterlogic Benelux said, “Pure Services is the natural partner to help us establish a footprint in Belgium’s fast-growing hydration market. The company has worked tirelessly over the last 12 years to establish an outstanding reputation for exceptional service and drinking water solutions for their customers.” Waterlogic has direct presence in 16 countries and an extensive independent global distribution network in place, reaching over 60 countries around the world. Waterlogic Belgium is part of the company’s newly formed Benelux region alongside an already established market in the Netherlands and plans to enter Luxembourg, further fulfiling its strong growth ambition in Europe. Emmanuel Eeman, former owner of Pure Services said, “We are very excited to be joining Waterlogic. Waterlogic’s extensive range of dispensers are backed by superior technologies focused on delivering purified, great-tasting water in the most environmentally-responsible way without the need for plasic bottles, giving our customers the high quality sustainable choice they deserve.” Waterlogic was acquired in January 2015 by funds managed by Castik Capital, the European private equity investor. Pure Services is a recent acquisition as part of the company’s buy and build strategy since the acquisition by Castik, and following substantial acquisitions in the US, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia. About Waterlogic Waterlogic is an innovative designer, manufacturer, distributor and operator of Point-Of-Use (POU) drinking water purification and dispensing systems designed for environments such as offices, factories, hospitals, hotels, schools, restaurants and other workplaces. Founded in 1992, Waterlogic was one of the first companies to introduce POU systems to customers worldwide, and has been in the forefront of the POU market, promoting product design and quality, the application of new technologies and world class sales and service. Waterlogic has its own subsidiaries in many markets and an extensive and expanding independent global distribution network in place, reaching over 60 countries around the world. Waterlogic products are currently distributed in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. Waterlogic’s leading markets are the US, Australia and Western Europe, in particular the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and France. More information can be found at www.waterlogic.com About Castik Castik Capital S.à r.l (“Castik”) manages investments in private equity. Castik is a European multistrategy investment manager, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams. Founded in 2014, Castik is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. The advisor to Castik is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC I SLP, the first fund managed by Castik, which had its final fund close of EUR 1bn in July 2015. Torch Property Management joins forces with Ayre Real Estate 2019-08-05T03:44:50Z torch-property-management-joins-forces-with-ayre-real-estate Today, Ayre Real Estate announced that Torch Property Management has joined the expanding brand under a strategic collaboration to create the ultimate Sydney City team, with the Torch business rebranding to Ayre Real Estate. The combined business will feature two prominent office locations; the existing Ayre Real Estate office located at the Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth Street Sydney, and Torch’s high profile shopfront at 9 Argyle Place Millers Point allowing the agency to service the entire City Market from luxury Millers Point terraces to prestige City Apartments. Ayre Real Estate Founder and Director Adrian Wilson says, “The alliance is a significant milestone since launching Ayre Real Estate in May this year and undoubtedly provides the most experienced prestige real estate team in the City market. The combined power of our 68+ years of prestige property experience, coupled with the benefit of two offices in key locations and our advanced marketing strategies, is a significant competitive advantage that we can’t wait to share with our current and future clients.” The partnership will service a portfolio of over $400,000,000 in assets with over 200 luxury rentals under management. Launching a portfolio of prestige apartment sales heading into spring, the first on the market is a stunning luxury Penthouse apartment; 731/8 Point Street Pyrmont, for Auction on 21st August with a price guide of $5.3m, and a one bedroom apartment in Observatory Tower 2406/168 Kent Street Sydney, listed for sale at $1.575m. Craig Donohue, a leading CBD Agent (previously at McGrath) joins the leadership team as a Director, alongside Kate Sommervelle, Director and Licensee of Millers Point office, and Adrian Wilson, Founder and Director of Ayre Real Estate. Kate Sommervelle states, “Joining the Ayre Real Estate brand is a strategic move allowing us to provide greater levels of service and enhanced premium marketing for our landlords right across the city.” In addition, Georgia Peters, one of Sydney’s most highly respected and experienced property managers, also joins the team as Senior Property Manager. Adrian Wilson says, “Georgia has worked in the local area for over 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Ayre. We are very pleased to have such talented people wanting to join our team and vision”. Craig Donohue says, “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to partner with a premium, city focused brand that delivers the right level of representation and experience to prestige clients, so I’m very excited to be joining Ayre Real Estate as Director. The marketing approach, overarching strategy and quality of people at Ayre is the best in the business.” Craig is well known in the market having achieved several prestige sales including the $10,000,000 sale of 3501/68 Market Street Sydney and half of the top floor (2 out of 4 apartments) in the famous Blues Point Tower. The team at Torch are well known for achieving premium prices for luxury rentals regularly leasing properties between $2000 – $5000 per week, up to $25,000 per week. 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 Kurz to showcase dazzling foiling and embellishment at PrintEx19 2019-08-01T00:39:13Z kurz-to-showcase-dazzling-foiling-and-embellishment-at-printex19 Sydney, 1 August 2019: Kurz, a leading supplier of metallised foil-based solutions for security and surface decoration, will be showcasing exciting and functional examples of foiling and embellishment at the PrintEx19 Labelling and Packaging Expo (booth R26) in Sydney, from 13-16 August 2019. Designers and brand owners alike will learn how to elevate and differentiate their brands and products from the crowd with smart surface decoration that not only ‘wows’ customers, but also protects them from the scourge of piracy and counterfeiting. Stephen Pratt, Kurz Australia Managing Director, will be presenting on Wednesday at 10.30am on “Why Shiny Matters” to brands, and how KURZ Trustconcept solutions allow brand owners to protect their products without compromising brand image and well-designed packaging. “We’ll be showcasing how Kurz optical security features merged with our Trustcode Base suite of solutions can protect products from counterfeiters without impacting brand representation,” said Mr Pratt. “Our Trustseal brand protection devices and Trustcode software suite link visual effects to useful software tools and open up new opportunities for branding and market analysis. These same solutions also allow brands to track and trace products, communicate with their customers and enrich customer relationships.” Hinderer Mühlich (H+M), member of the Kurz Group, is the leading manufacturer of embellishment tooling and dies for the label and packaging industry. Hong Kong-based Dicky Lai, a renowned hot stamping die technology expert, will be at PrintEx19 to meet with designers and show them the amazing effects created from H+M’s exclusive micro and nano dies. Also at the conference, and running a hands on workshop at the Kurz exhibition stand is Adrian Barbero, Kurz’s National Technical Specification Manager, who specialises in print embellishment and packaging development. “Foil printing is an elegant, eye-catching way to stand out in a crowded market and add a sophisticated finish to your product packaging. Those considering foils as part of a design, should stop by and pick up a copy of our 5 top tips for branding with foils,” Barbero said. For more information on Kurz’s security and decorative products, and to see why brand-owners across the globe specify KURZ foils, visit www.kurz.com.au Press Contact For further information or to arrange an interview with Kurz, please contact: Jeffrey Coote, Account Manager, Filtered Media d: 02 8188 3616 | m: 0404 275 665 | e: jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au About KURZ: The KURZ Group is a global leader in hot stamping and coating technology. KURZ develops and manufactures decorative and functional layers applied to carrier foils for a large variety of applications. The range includes metallized, pigmented and holographic stamping foils for packaging or print products, surface finishes for electronic devices or automotive parts, protective and decorative lacquers for furniture or household appliances, authenticity features for brand name items, metallic applications for textiles, and different types of coatings for many other applications. With over 5,000 employees in 14 production plants in Europe, Asia and the USA, 24 international subsidiaries and a global network of agencies and sales offices, the KURZ Group manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of products for surface finishing, decoration, marking and counterfeit protection, complemented by an extensive range of stamping machines and stamping tools. KURZ continuously invests in new technologies, and is developing innovative solutions for integrating functionality into surfaces. Keep your whole family safe from sharks with the BOAT01 2019-07-31T22:09:11Z keep-your-whole-family-safe-from-sharks-with-the-boat01 Media Release - 1 August 2019 The newest shark deterrent product by Ocean Guardian officially launches today at the Sydney International Boat Show; introducing the new BOAT01, designed specifically for boating. The new product has been developed for boat owners that want peace of mind when swimming off the back of their boat. The BOAT01 is powered by Shark Shield® Technology, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested shark deterrent technology. Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, says, “Boat owners and their guests can have the confidence to enjoy the ocean anytime, anywhere! With multiple BOAT01’s you can create a “virtual net” which provides a large, powerful protective swimming area. Imagine swimming off the back of your boat with the family knowing that everyone is protected by proven shark deterrent technology!” Ocean Guardian BOAT01 Key Features: Powered by proven Shark Shield Technology Deploy off any vessel, private jetty or pontoon Daisy chain up to four devices together to build a “virtual net” Provides a large and powerful protective safe swimming area up to 8 metres deep and 6 metres wide Lithium battery providing 10-12 hours operation with standard 12V/24V DC power or optional 110V/240V AC Stainless steel threaded dive flag holder standard Available in two colours, safety buoy yellow and luxury silver grey “Ocean Guardian’s shark deterrent systems aren’t just designed to protect you, but also the ocean – eliminating the need for shark nets, drums lines and needless shark culls. Best of all, it doesn’t harm the shark either”, adds Lindsay. The new Ocean Guardian BOAT01 is available now at www.ocean-guardian.com for RRP $3,499. About Ocean Guardian: The world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian is the world’s leading shark deterrent technology company. Since 2001 the company’s Shark Shield Technology has protected tens of thousands of ocean lovers and prevented the unnecessary killing of animals from environmentally fatal shark nets, drum-lines and shark culling. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent supported by peer reviewed published research, and successful in deterring Great Whites. The technology is so effective government has approved the devices for consumer rebates. Nothing is more effective. Sharks have short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield Technology is used to create a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in these sensitive receptors turning sharks away. There are no known harmful effects on sharks or humans. Ocean Guardian products are trusted by ocean goers around the world, whether you’re swimming off your boat with family and friends, out seeking to land your next big fish, or simply heading off to enjoy a dive, snorkel or surf, our technology is here to enhance your ocean experience and provide peace of mind. ROI opportunity for a JURA fully automatic coffee machine 2019-07-30T23:56:14Z roi-opportunity-for-a-jura-fully-automatic-coffee-machine ROI opportunity for a JURA fully automatic coffee machine Media Release A JURA automatic coffee machine might seem like a large upfront investment for some businesses, but the potential return on investment when a minimal fee is charged for coffee in the workplace is largely untapped. Irrespective of the size or type of business, a JURA coffee machine can pay for itself within the first year of operation. With a professional JURA coffee machine in the workplace, businesses can achieve an ROI in less than 5 months with approximately 15 staff members or daily visitors if $2.00 is charged per coffee. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “Our professional range of JURA coffee machines can be adapted in many ways to suit individual businesses, including accessorising with a Compact Payment Box. Buy charging employees a small fee, the business can cover the costs of the initial hardware outlay, as well as operational supplies in a very short amount of time. Not to mention the resources saved by eliminating the need for employees to take frequent coffee breaks and overall increased morale and productivity amongst colleagues. It’s a win-win for both employer and employee.” While the small company statistics are impressive, for larger companies of 50 employees, the cost of a JURA coffee machine would pay for itself in less than 3 months and generate the business an extra $1,916 of income per month, by charging a small fee of $2.00 per coffee. This surplus can then be re-invested to purchase operational supplies like fresh coffee beans and maintenance products. In the case of companies with 100 employees, a JURA professional coffee machine can be paid off in 2 weeks and a surplus of approximately $3,833 a month is achieved*. Calculate your business’s ROI here: https://bestcoffeemachineforoffice.com.au/calculators/ “When looking with a long-term lens, a professional JURA coffee machine for your workplace can be a cost-effective approach whilst ensuring easily-accessible, barista-quality coffee at the touch of a button – freshly ground, not capsuled.” adds George. What is the JURA difference? The specialists – JURA is the only Swiss brand in the world to focus solely on automatic coffee machines All machines use freshly ground beans, not capsules (tastes like barista quality and great option for sustainably conscious businesses!) Patented Fine Foam Technology ensures the foam is both fine and compact, giving it a creamy consistency The JURA J.O.E.® app allows users to store and create an unlimited amount of coffee profiles on an tablet or smartphone for employees or visitors, right down to the grind, amount of milk and type of coffee Easy to clean with automated cleaning systems, simply add the cleaning solution and press a button 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. 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. *Returns in profit increase considerably from second year onwards. All calculations are general in nature and based on the prices and offerings of JURA Professional coffee machines. To discuss your exact needs and deals contact JURA or your local distributor. Ways To Go, Royal, Luxurious And Modern Kitchen With The Kitchen Renovation 2019-07-30T12:39:43Z ways-to-go-royal-luxurious-and-modern-kitchen-with-the-kitchen-renovation It is very sad, that the majority of the kitchen renovation Adelaide companies charge more… But no worries, there is a lot of Kitchens Adelaide renovation company come with standard kitchens and an affordable price. The reality is if you do the kitchen renovation with the idea of a well-planned standard kitchen you don’t have to dig too deep in your pocket. Did You Recognize That There Are Many Ways To Get The Standard Or Luxurious Home To Retain The Revitalising Of Aesthetics? In most homes, the kitchen is typically a hub of every women activity; serving to your children with their meal to comes, taking note of your partner’s hunger, exchanging the newest gossip together with your best friend…So, it would be possible when you have a good kitchen in your room. These are presumably one thing you’re quite acquainted with. Considering this, you must go for the good kitchen renovation by the good kitchen designs Adelaide company and with the concepts and benefits and standard kitchen as well. This is not the limit, neither only interior matters nor only exterior style! Interior style for kitchen has seen an enormous rise in quality within the last decade. Considering these facilities,  Free Standing Cupboards In Kitchen, Designer Room Cupboards, Formed Standard Kitchen Styles, Different Types Of The Table Top, High Potency Combined With Beautiful Aesthetics, Modular Kitchen Designs, Etc. If you are with the tight budget and the renovation of the kitchen with the pricy rates intimidate and scare most of the people. Though it's a task that needs plenty a lot of coming up with, it's not one you can consider. So, with the value of the kitchen isn’t as usurious jointly may think whereas the benefits of modular kitchen and many other amenities are several. Here Are Straightforward Tips To Make Your Kitchen Renovation Well-Versed… A kitchen is one that's created for the good purpose, and in that, if the great component is merged then it makes a unique style as well as useful. The interior consists of modules of cupboards fabricated from varied materials, so it can hold accessories that facilitate effective usage in the different areas of the kitchen. Modern Preparation: Folks are currently more leisurely with a kitchen-cum-dining house and this is considerably known as a “Modern Kitchen”. This can be wherever the construct of open kitchens, also consider the bar with the kitchen and many more. Economical Storage: The kitchen Adelaide renovators permit you glorious storage capacity for your ever-increasing kitchen stock. And so with the different sized cupboard and other corners you can increase your storage economically. Exhaust Fan Requirement: With the arrival of the chimney, it's comparatively simple to confirm exhaust fan, if you have the low budget. Though it has low, a standard setup is really thoughtful to complete the look and functionality. Love Of Colour: If your home is designed in some theme then the colour is also your aspect and don’t hesitate to feature your kitchen with the enticing colour choices. You may make a choice from simple glass to high-gloss laminates,  from simple material to texture finishes with the best kitchen renovation Adelaide companies. The choices are depended on you so make the budget and plan first of all, and contact the renovator as soon as possible. Cheers! BWS hands comms account to Frank 2019-07-30T01:41:05Z cheers-bws-hands-comms-account-to-frank BWS, the bottle shop owned by Woolworths Limited has appointed Frank as its retained agency following a competitive pitch process which took place in May.   Frank, working alongside creative agency M&C Saatchi and media agency Woolworths@DAN, has been tasked with making BWS Australia’s most convenient bottle shop by communicating product range, its people and love of local. The remit covers public relations and influencers.    Vanessa Rowed, Head of Marketing at BWS, commented: “This year at BWS we’re doing things differently. To achieve our vision we’ve brought partners on board who can deliver innovative thinking, disruptive ideas and think outside the box. Frank brought insight, big thinking, and energy and enthusiasm to the table. We can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings.”   Laura Jones, Managing Director at Frank, added: “We love briefs that challenge standard category thinking and clients with a genuine enthusiasm to do the unexpected, BWS is just that. Add to the mix smart, forward thinking and supportive client and agency teams and it becomes a dream client. This coming year is a great opportunity for Frank and BWS to deliver ambitious campaigns which generate Talkability® across multiple platforms to help BWS stand out from their competitors and deliver against the bottom line.”   The win comes alongside a busy few months with the agency hosting Kraken’s Longest Nightmare, Prosecco and Pilates for TFE Hotels, Invisalign’s Smile Exhibition at MBFWA and the launch of Chobani Gimmies.     Frank’s other clients include Proximo Spirits, Bethesda Softworks, TFE Hotels and Deliveroo. Kurz to showcase KINEGRAM physical security solutions at the 13th Annual Technology in Government Expo & Conference 2019 2019-07-29T05:05:52Z kurz-to-showcase-kinegram-physical-security-solutions-at-the-13th-annual-technology-in-government-expo-conference-2019 Sydney, 29 July 2019: Kurz, a leading supplier of metallised foil based solutions for security and surface decoration, will be showcasing KINEGRAM*, the world’s leading security solution for the protection of government documents and banknotes at the Tech in Gov Expo (stand #88), on 6-7 August at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. The Technology in Government Expo, now in its 13th year, is co-located with The Identity Expo and the Cyber Security in Government Expo. The event brings the public and private sectors together to find collaborative and innovative ways to reduce fraud, and showcase new technology and ideas in identity management and authentication. Stephen Pratt, Kurz Australia Managing Director, will be presenting on the importance of protecting our physical identity in the digital world, and discuss how Kurz’s innovative security solutions help combat identity theft in his presentation on 6 August at 12.05pm. “We only have one identity so how do we look after it? There is plenty of talk about digital identity, but digital is just another channel representing your identity credentials,” said Pratt. “We must not lose sight of protecting our physical identity. Linking physical credential to digital credentials such as a digital driver’s license, e-Gate (electronic immigration gate at an airport) and other biometric scanning solutions isn’t a nice to have, it’s a necessity! “In a digital world your physical identity documents such as your birth certificate, driver’s license or passport now matter more than ever - these trusted documents are still used to verify who you are. For example, a birth certificate is printed on special paper with traits in it, but is still an unsecured document because it can be counterfeited if the paper it’s printed on is obtained. As a first step in securing our physical identity the original documentation must be adequately protected. “Authentication of your identity is equally important. In my presentation at this year’s show, I’ll be exploring the problem of identity theft and outlining what can be done to protect and verify physical identity documents using Kurz KINEGRAM technologies, and how these physical identity tokens can be linked to your digital identity.” A platinum sponsor, Kurz will showcase the Kinegram Digital Seal mobile app that supports off-line verification of passports, ID cards and driver's licenses. The innovative technology allows on-the-spot authentication of the document without prior knowledge of its physical security features and confirms that the chip data matches the physical token and the document holder. Kurz will also showcase KINEGRAM OMA (Optical Machine Authentication), which is used to verify the KINEGRAM on a government document in conjunction with the normal document scanning process. Kurz’s OMA technology conforms to the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) recent New Technologies Working Group (NTWG) guidelines for autonomous/semi-autonomous border controls. For more information on Kurz’s security and decorative products, please visit www.kurz.com.au *KINEGRAM is a proprietary foil based Optical Variable Device (OVD) which is used to secure and protect government documents including drivers licences, passports and banknotes (including Australia’s) in more than 120 countries. The distinguishing characteristic of the KINEGRAM is movement – kine in Greek means to move – movement of light, colour or shine (reflectiveness) across a given design. The optically variable elements are fully transparent and can be lines or images, rainbow coloured or matt, changing to and from a variety of colours, or be seemingly three dimensional, and on a passport or licence can even be transparent replicas of the main portrait photograph. The possibilities for designers are virtually endless; the effects are spectacular and result from the application of optical science, married to advanced foil technology. To learn more about KINEGRAM visit https://www.kinegram.com/en/home/ Press Contact: For further information or to arrange an interview with Kurz, please contact: Jeffrey Coote, Account Manager, Filtered Media d: 02 8188 3616 | m: 0404 275 665 | e: jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au About KURZ: The KURZ Group is a global leader in hot stamping and coating technology. KURZ develops and manufactures decorative and functional layers applied to carrier foils for a large variety of applications. The range includes metallized, pigmented and holographic stamping foils for packaging or print products, surface finishes for electronic devices or automotive parts, protective and decorative lacquers for furniture or household appliances, authenticity features for brand name items, metallic applications for textiles, and different types of coatings for many other applications. With over 5,000employees in 14 production plants in Europe, Asia and the USA, 24 international subsidiaries and a global network of agencies and sales offices, the KURZ Group manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of products for surface finishing, decoration, marking and counterfeit protection, completement by an extensive range of stamping machines and stamping tools. KURZ continuously invests in new technologies, and is developing innovative solutions for integrating functionality into surfaces. Aging With Health, One Cup of Tea at a Time 2019-07-28T23:32:22Z aging-with-health-one-cup-of-tea-at-a-time While there are a lot of products on the market that can do this for the general population, few meet the demands and cater to the needs of the aging individual. Their needs are different: the nutrient demands are altered, the brain and mental health requirements change, and the goals surrounding preventative health are different as well. And while other health products may not work, we know the health tea box does: it has been shown to improve cognitive function, support improved gut health, increase energy and reduce stress. Specially formulated teas, designed with a target purpose and their own unique nutrition profile, these teas are an ideal addition to the daily routine of individuals in aged care living. In fact, in many cases, they are a great alternative to other products which individuals do not enjoy consuming and therefore resist as part of their regular schedule. Each tea has carefully researched ingredients, all of which serve a specific purpose in being part of the recipe. With this high degree of research behind each one, we are confident that these teas and their contents can help satisfy the requirements of Quality Control Agency Checks: Healthy Hydration Alternative  Hydration at any age is crucial for overall health and wellbeing. In aged care however, it is particularly important because this age group is more susceptible to dehydration: Dehydration has shown a decrease in cognitive performance, particularly relevant for the aged population who are typically already suffering cognitive declines Adequate hydration can have a positive effect on patient quality of life, including reducing incidence of urinary tract infections, emotional outbursts, and kidney degradation. The tea is a great way to encourage individuals to stay adequately hydrated, as it is more flavourful than water, is warming and can be part of a ritual and social routine with other facility clients. Nutritional Properties The teas as part of the Health Tea Box are designed to be nutritionally rich. They offer a variety of nutrients and health properties which are particularly relevant for the aging population: Antioxidants– present in the matcha, turmeric, coconut, and fruit in the teas and important for reducing oxidative stress in the body. Anti-inflammatories – turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory which helps reduce inflammation at the cellular level Vitamins and Minerals – Vitamin C, found in our teas in the orange zest and kiwi, is an important vitamin for immunity. The immune system in the aging population is sometimes compromised and needs additional nutritional support whenever possible. Anti-Cancer – containing licorice, ginseng and turmeric, throughout the blends, all of these ingredients have been shown to have anti-cancer properties, an important consideration for the aging population Digestion Enhancement – A healthy gut is at the root of a healthy mind, disease prevention and emotional stability. The tea blends contain several functional digestion promoting ingredients, including fennel, peppermint and rose petals. Preventative Health Much of the work with the elderly population is in preventative care, working to offer them the appropriate lifestyle choices, such that they can prevent any further decline in their bodies physically and mentally. There are many areas of preventative health which are important to address: Sleep– Increased age facilitates a natural decline in sleep requirements. Sleep is still essential however, and our tea contains sleep boosting ingredients, such as Valerian, Chamomile and Lemon Balm. Immunity– With a tea designed specifically for immunity, containing antioxidant rich ingredients like orange zest and peppermint, targeting immunity in the elderly is essential for reducing the chance of fatal illness. Other teas include immune boosting benefits from licorice, pomegranate and chamomile. Type 2 Diabetes– Many individuals in aged care have pre-existing conditions such as Diabetes. Our teas contain antioxidants and ingredients such as Turmeric, Ginseng and Coconut which help address these diseases at the root cause and mitigate their negative effects. The antioxidant properties from licorice, and adaptogen benefits from rhodiola are also critical players in addressing chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Cardiovascular Distress– A prominent concern amongst the elderly population, our tea contains ingredients which have been shown to improve cardiovascular function, including Ginseng, Gingko Biloba, Rhodiola and salvia miltorrhiza. Mental Health  Memory, cognition, and mental health are all top priorities when it comes to bettering the life and wellbeing of the aging population. While genetics and life history play a large role in determining mental health outcomes for an individual, there are many lifestyle changes one can make that can influence these outcomes positively, and act as preventative measures towards further declines. Two of our blends in particular – Cognitive Assist and our Afternoon/Evening blend – target cognitive and mental health. They assist with stress adaptation, promotion of clarity of thought and strengthening of memory. They contain ingredients such as: Red Ginseng – offers cognitive benefits to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia Gingko Biloba – effective and safe long-term for patients with dementia Huperzia Serrata -– derived from Huperzine A, which helps improve behavioural disturbances and general cognitive function The ingredients used as part of the Health Tea Box are all natural and plant-derived and the teas contain no added sugar, artificial flavours or preservatives. In essence, these blends act as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to fighting and preventing health degradation and disease which commonly affects aging individuals. Baby Boomers are filling an increasingly larger percentage of those looking for aged care, but members of this demographic are unique in that they enter aged care educated in natural health practices, and in many cases with the desire to help themselves through natural health solutions. The Health Tea Box is the answer to this, with research-backed ingredients and multiple health benefits behind it. Aging is an inevitable part of the life trajectory. It doesn’t however, have to be an unpleasant and difficult one. Through proper nutrition and exercise, the use of health promoting products like a Health Tea Box, and through the care and commitment of the generous aged care workers, these individuals can maintain a high quality of life into their final days. From the experts: “The use of natural ingredients offers a holistic approach to helping aging individuals, allowing them to gain benefits across their whole body – from brain and memory to joints to inability to sleep. Natural alternatives encourage health issues to be targeted at the root cause, not simply through a band-aid solution that may stop working or have other negative consequences. Furthermore, drinking tea is a simple integration into the daily routine of most people, and it tastes delicious!”