The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-21T01:00:41Z NEW DELI-COME-BODEGA OFFERS A MELBOURNE TWIST ON SOME SPANISH CLASSICS 2019-03-21T01:00:41Z new-deli-come-bodega-offers-a-melbourne-twist-on-some-spanish-classics-1 Conceived by Spanish-born Alberto Andres and Rufino Ramos - formerly of Chez Phat and The European Group - La Central is both a market deli and a bodega, where customers can sample much of what they can see on the shelves of this unique market space.   In Spain, a bodega is a local cellar or wine bar where you can stop by for a drink with friends or pick up a bottle of wine to take home. Because La Central is also a deli, Market goers can also sit in and sample a selection of tapas, as well as Jamon Iberico, Spanish cheese and olives straight from the deli.   While La Central specialises in delicious Spanish produce, beer and wine, it also stocks a vast selection of local produce, made from a range of traditional and contemporary Spanish processes – think cured hams and chorizo.   Owners, Alberto and Rufino like to describe the Market’s newest offering as “a Melbourne twist on Spanish classics.”   “Almost all our cured smallgoods are made in Victoria and more widely in Australia, while many of our olives, as well as our olive oil, is grown and made in Victoria from Spanish olive varietals,” says Alberto, who has dreamed of opening La Central since moving to Melbourne from Barcelona ten years ago, where he was involved in running a bar in one of the city’s most iconic markets.   Rufino, meanwhile, has been involved in hospitality for much of his life. His family owned several restaurants and bars in Madrid and Melbourne and he is the former owner of popular city eatery, Chez Phat, and the former General Manager of the European Group, which runs several Melbourne dining institutions, including The European, The Supper Club, City Wine Shop and Siglo, among others.   “We felt the idea of doing your shopping in a market place and taking the time to meet up with friends over a bite to eat and a quick drink would really resonate with Melburnians,” says Alberto.   “We both love food and wine, but by far the best thing about hospitality is sharing in people’s moments of celebration and time with family and friends,” agrees Rufino.   “La Central has been thoughtfully designed so our customers can experience the combination of a gourmet deli, Spanish-style bodega, a place to learn more about Spanish products and a great location to sit down and have a break between shopping at the Market,” Rufino adds.   Some of La Central’s renowned Spanish suppliers include Carrasco (Iberian ham), Don Juan (cheeses), Campotoro (dressed olives), Olasagasti (anchovies) and Savour-and-Grace and La Boqueria (smallgoods).   The Market’s contemporary new space features a mural painted by renowned Melbourne artist Ghostpatrol, whose artwork also features on the walls of several high-profile buildings, including inside the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Australia’s first community-owned wind farm, Hepburn Wind.   La Central is at: Stall 45, South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street, South Melbourne   Visit: or find them on Facebook and Instagram: @lacentraldeli VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 Redcat announces Australian first POS integration with Deliveroo 2019-03-14T02:54:49Z redcat-announces-australian-first-pos-integration-with-deliveroo Redcat today announced its Deliveroo integration module – the first of its kind in the POS market and the latest addition to its Polygon suite of software applications for hospitality.  The phenomenon of the Deliveroo home delivery service has generated enormous revenue opportunity for cafes, restaurants and QSRs. But without integration, it can cause a logistical headache. Redcat CEO Jeff Lamb said: “Until now, a venue would have Deliveroo orders coming in through a dedicated, stand-alone terminal, then would have to enter them manually into their point of sale system. This double handling tied up staff and POS, delayed receiving the Deliveroo orders and was open to human error.” With the Redcat integration module, Deliveroo orders are received directly into the POS, with no double handling, and are processed as soon as they are received. Biggie Smalls has been an early adopter of Redcat’s integrated Deliveroo option. “Having our Deliveroo orders going straight into the POS is great”, said Nick Imanisani Operations Manager & Partner from Biggie Smalls. “It saves staff the time and hassle of manually entering orders, reduces errors and best of all, we can process orders faster, get our great food out there to our customers sooner and provide better service.”  “Biggie Smalls is a great example of what a business can achieve by having seamless integration with delivery partners”, says Jeff. “Redcat is constantly looking for integration with every part of the business and its supply chain to drive customer benefit. Today’s announcement is a great example of the success of this approach.” To find out more about the Deliveroo and other integrations go to About Redcat Redcat is a specialist IT platform provider to the hospitality industry. Its Polygon suite of software application options and smartphone apps integrate with each other to offer a complete hospitality IT platform.   About Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls is a casual food offering inspired by 90’s Hip Hop subculture. North, south or mobile; we’re everywhere you want us.      JURA's New ENA 8 Coffee Machine Range 2019-03-14T00:17:01Z juras-new-ena-8-coffee-machine-range Introducing the New Small & Simple JURA ENA 8 in Black, White, Red & Aluminium Media Release - 14 March 2019 JURA Australia is excited to introduce the new ENA 8 fully automatic coffee machine to the Australian market in March 2019. Available in three beautiful colour styles – Metro Black, Nordic White and Sunset Red – and one in Massive Aluminium, the compact, one-cup design is smaller in size than most other existing JURA machines and fits neatly in any size space. The different colours are inspired by various environmental climates, which allow people to choose a sophisticated design to match both their lifestyle and kitchen palette. 1. Metropolitan Black – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. 2. Nordic White – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. 3. Sunset Red – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. 4. Massive Aluminium – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. New JURA ENA 8 features include: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. Metropolitan Black, Nordic White & Sunset Red - RRP $1,899 Massive Aluminium - RRP $2,699 The JURA ENA 8 range is available now online as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Intermittent Fasting With Calocurb 2019-03-10T22:05:16Z intermittent-fasting-with-calocurb Calocurb have some great ideas on how to manage intermittent fasting, which are designed to work alongside Calocurb to help you reach your specific goals. This ancient eating technique is surprisingly simple, sustainable and is helping people lose weight and live healthier. It is basically a pattern of eating that switches between periods of eating and not-eating (fasting). Intermittent fasting is about when you eat, not what you eat. Don’t think about it like a conventional diet as it’s more like an eating pattern. With the burgeoning plethora of fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants, food is absolutely everywhere, which means our eating styles just aren’t in sync with our evolution. As a result, we’re missing out on the benefits of intermittent eating to improve health, protect against disease and manage weight. Several scientific studies have confirmed what we’ve long known – intermittent fasting really can support weight management and a healthy body. However, before you start you should check with your doctor as to whether intermittent fasting is right for you. Calocurb recommend you should prepare to manage your hunger by eating healthy, whole foods for your last eating meal, a schedule of activities to keep you on-the-move and a natural supplement like calocurb to stay in control through your fast.  You can also find support through friends, or Calocurb’s happy healthy living support group on Facebook. There are plenty of places to find more fasting information and tips too. They recommend that you maintain the healthy things in your life, such as exercise, and you should keep up with your extra-curricular activities, and hydrate with water. You can slowly increase your fast by delaying your fast-breaking meal just an hour or two at the start. Your body will slowly adapt to the new routine, and natural supplements like Calocurb can help you stick to intermittent fasting. This 100% plant-based supplement uses hop flowers to help you manage hunger, control cravings and stay focused when you need it most, so for more information on where can I buy Calocurb, what is Calocurb, Calocurb reviews and appetite suppressants NZreviews please go to . IXUP introduces secure data analytics as on demand SaaS model 2019-03-06T23:37:07Z ixup-introduces-secure-data-analytics-as-on-demand-saas-model 7 March 2019: IXUP Limited (ASX: IXU) (“IXUP” or the “Company”), a technology company that secures data analytics, has announced a flexible on-demand software-as-a- service (SaaS) delivery option which will be available to clients in April. This additional deployment model will extend the Company’s market opportunity and enable it to capitalise off the growing use of SaaS technologies in the enterprise space. The SaaS deployment options will enable clients to purchase IXUP’s technology as a subscription-based license and access the secure and governed analytics platform through Microsoft Azure. It allows quick and easy access to IXUP’s secure data analytics technology, with minimal set-up costs, fast deployment and immediate access to analytics. The SaaS model will expedite time to value, save costs and encourage multi-party data analytics use by new clients who will benefit from a range of software bundles at different price points. The growing trend of organisations using cloud technology is driving new buying and consumption expectations, with client behaviour increasingly favouring subscription-based options. This is in line with a shift seen in the market toward a reduction of capital investment in traditional data analytical systems and services. IXUP CEO, Peter Leihn, said: “IXUP’s strategy is based on our core belief that combining one organisation’s insights with that of others delivers new value for customers. However, this can’t occur without the absolute confidence in the security and governance of the analytics and the use of that data. “Offering IXUP’s unique technology through the well proven SaaS model, represents an important progression in the realisation of our beliefs. We are making it quicker and easier for organisations to purchase and deploy IXUP’s platform where and when they want, while creating a platform for forward thinking organisations to partner with likeminded third parties for deeper and more valuable insight.” The Company’s SaaS model will provide a differentiated set of offerings to the market through the following solutions: IXUP Light TM: For new-to-IXUP customers looking to use our encryption technology to gain a capped number of insights per month through data partnerships; and IXUP Expert TM: For larger sophisticated data scientists and organisations that require multiple and repeated data collaboration enquiries per month. This is in addition to the Company’s current Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering renamed: IXUP EnableTM: Designed for IXUP’s Super Collaborators who wish to leverage the platform to conduct secure collaborations with their key clients, on their own Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The addition of the SaaS model to the Company’s sales offering will strengthen IXUP’s go- to-market and sales approach and will address new and expanded market opportunities. -ENDS- About IXUP IXUP Limited (pronounced ‘eyes up’) is a listed technology company (ASX: IXU) that secures data analytics and delivers insights within a governance framework. The platform encrypts and connects data from multiple sources, solving the problems of data loss and misuse by enabling data owners to remain in complete control of their data. IXUP was listed in 2017. For more information visit Media Contact Jeffrey Coote Filtered Media +61 2 8188 3616 Australian Skincare Product Brings Home Editor’s Choice in 2019 Beauty Shortlist Awards… Again! 
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 6th March 2019 The Annual Beauty Shortlist Awards has announced the winners after six months of thoroughly testing ethical, natural and eco-friendly beauty products from over 30 countries. Since starting in 2012 in the UK, the awards have become the most trusted in the industry by consumers. Claiming to be 100% sponsorship, advertisement and partnership free, the aim is to actively seek out ethical brands on the market and undergo intense testing and judging by an international judging panel of industry leaders from the UK, USA and Australia. Paudha Healing was created by Valley Heights local Renee Tilley while studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). Renee discovered the incredible healing properties of herbs and plants growing wild and in abundance around her home in the Blue Mountains - often being considered weeds! Renee went on to study cosmetic chemistry to combine her in depth knowledge of herbs with advanced chemical formulations to create skincare products that were safe and effective for all skin types. Hand made in the Blue Mountains using locally sourced Australian Certified Organic ingredients wherever possible and accredited as a cruelty free skincare company by Choose Cruelty Free Australia. Paudha Healing’s Nourish & Repair Face Oil also won the Editor’s Choice Award in 2017. This blend has been carefully selected to provide deep healing and moisturizing, fight signs of premature ageing, reduce redness and is suitable for ALL skin types. “Our Nourish & Repair Face Oil continues to be one of our top selling products each month and winning this award back in 2017 and for the second time in 2019, really confirms what our customers are saying about this amazing oil.” Says Renee Tilley, Owner and Director of Paudha Healing. Nourish & Repair Face Oil Contains: Certified Organic Jojoba Oil Certified Organic Rosehip CO2 Extract Certified Organic Calendula Flower Extract Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil Certified Organic Rosemary Extract Certified Organic Frankincense Essential Oil Rose Geranium Essential Oil RRP: $33 for 30mls. For more information on this multi award-winning product click here. Paudha Healing is looking to expand its network of retail stockists with the goal of being readily available in all states across Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2019. “I have been using this oil now for over 12 months and am totally thrilled with the results! I used to use a good quality anti aging cream but this oil is giving me better results by far! I love this product so much” Karmell via website. “5 stars plus for this amazing oil. After turning 40 I found my skin changed dramatically, becoming dry and showing sun spots. After using this oil for a month, my spots are disappearing and my skin feels nourished and glowing. I no longer wear foundation on a day to day basis. I am in love with this product!” Nicole via website. For samples or media enquiries contact: Renee Tilley Owner/Director Paudha Healing 0416 212 889 Top 5 Organisational Tips by Justine Wilson 2019-03-05T22:35:42Z top-5-organisational-tips-by-justine-wilson Justine Wilson on the art of decluttering Top 5 organisational tips for your home Media Release - March 2019 Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has unveiled her top 5 organisational tips for the home inspired by Marie Kondo, who has been hailed as the queen of organisation for helping people de-clutter and tidy their homes. With a few simple and practical methods, you can create spaces where positivity can flourish. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we strongly believe that having a tidy, neat organised space can make you fall in love with your home again, and you should feel lighter mentally too. Shifting the energy of a space can totally transform your home and change your mindset at the same time. It can be life changing. “If you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book or seen her Netflix show yet, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. Not only are her methods easy to implement but they really do work and will change the way you look at tidying up, turning it from a chore into a way to inject new energy into your home,” adds Justine. Now that autumn is here, there’s no better time to organise your home! Justine’s top 5 organisational tips: Know your intentions. Know how you want to use the spaces in your home will ultimately help you decide what items are important. It will also make your home a positive place to live, and have positive energy for visitors. Decide which items “spark joy”. Marie’s methods are built on the philosophy that a home should be filled with only those items that make you happy – and I totally support this. Deciding what you love and can’t live without is the hardest part, but once you can do it, the rest is a breeze! It’s ok to keep things, so long as you love them. Store things correctly. With items such as clothing, store them in a way you can clearly see what you have maximises space and allows for easy access. When it comes to other miscellaneous items, sort into piles of keep and throw away. Sort your items by category, not location. This can make the process overwhelming, so focus on one category at a time. Use boxes and containers to store essential papers and books to make your space look neater and it will allow you to find things more quickly. Leave sentimental items until last. Items such as photographs and personal objects are often the hardest to let go, so sort through them last when you’ve had plenty of practice separating non-sentimental items. “Tidying up can not only help you reconnect with your space, but it can help you start to consider the way you accumulate belongings in the future,” adds Justine. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. AIIA urges Government to co-design Consumer Data Rights with industry and consumers 2019-03-05T01:25:50Z aiia-urges-government-to-co-design-consumer-data-rights-with-industry-and-consumers Sydney, Australia – 5 March 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, is calling for the Government to work with industry and consumers to co-design the proposed Consumer Data Rights (CDR) regulatory framework before its phased implementation from 1 July 2019. The CDR Bill 2019 is designed to create an extensive regulatory framework for the sharing of consumer data across industry sectors and was introduced into House of Representatives in February. It was immediately referred by the Senate to its Economics and Legislation Committee for inquiry and a report, due by 18 March 2019. Commenting on the proposed CDR Bill, AIIA CEO Ron Gauci said: “AIIA members support the establishment of a CDR regulatory framework that protects consumer data while fostering innovation in the telecommunications sector. However, AIIA members do not support the imposition of a CDR ‘template’ that is developed to suit the characteristics of the banking and energy sectors. Our members are clear of the need for a telecommunications specific template. “There is a real risk that inadequate stakeholder engagement and rushed implementation will result in an ambiguous and complex CDR regulatory framework. This could potentially create an unnecessary and onerous compliance burden for the different industry sectors and alienate consumers. “The CDR initiative is just one example of where Government legislation and regulatory frameworks struggle to keep pace with technology-led business change and innovation. Therefore, we urge the Government, consumers and the telecommunication industry to work together to co-design a clear and trusted CDR regulatory framework.” The AIIA recommends: The implementation of the CDR regulatory framework should include iterative review points. Data collected and lessons learnt from the review points should be incorporated into the regulatory frameworks for the energy and telecommunications sectors of the economy. These reviews should include consideration of technological advancements and the adequacy of existing regulatory frameworks that already apply to the telecommunication sector. AIIA has made two previous joint submissions to Government on the CDR regulatory framework in September and October 2018. The issues raised in these joint submissions by AIIA and Communications Alliance members remain current. The Bill is due to be debated in Parliament during its 2 April 2019 sitting days. The Bill, if successfully enacted, is due to come into effect from 1 July 2019. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. AIIA’s members range from start-ups and the incubators that house them, to small and medium-sized businesses including many ‘scale-ups’, and large Australian and global organisations. While AIIA’s members represent around two-thirds of the technology revenues in Australia, more than 90% of our members are SMEs. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 K Collect Launches Blog 2019-03-01T04:31:46Z k-collect-launches-blog-1 March 1, 2018, Newcastle, NSW, Australia: K Collect is so excited to announce that they have launched their online blog. The blog will showcase collaborations, gift guides, press features and important store notices and will be a wonderful source of all the latest news. With posts dating back to 31 May 2017, the blog's five most popular posts include: · Newcastle Mumas Feature · Pop Baby Feature · Newcastle Kids Magazine Feature · K Collect Christmas Gift Guide · Kaytie Rich Photography Collaboration   To learn more about the blog, propose a topic/idea, create a guest article or to write for us and become a contributor, contact Angela via email,, use the contact form or visit the blog at WEBSITE: Blog: Facebook: @K Collect Instagram: @k_collect Pinterest: K Collect Twitter: @KCollect_AUS ### Advisory Board Centre launches Industry Advisory Board for the Food and Agriculture Sector 2019-03-01T03:55:41Z advisory-board-centre-launches-industry-advisory-board-for-the-food-and-agriculture-sector The Advisory Board Centre, the leading independent Industry Group for the business and advisory sector, today launched the Food and Agriculture Industry Advisory Board and announced its charter members. The Industry Advisory Board brings together an advisory team of qualified and highly respected industry experts with deep technical, operational and executive experience to help shape the Advisory Board Centre’s research, engagement and education strategy to support businesses and advisors within the Food and Agriculture sector. Key areas of focus include providing a practical pathway for Food and Agriculture businesses to increase competitiveness, empower faster innovation and drive economic impact through effective engagement with Advisors. Charter members of the Food and Agriculture Industry Advisory Board include: Mark L Wray B.Ag Sc, Solicitor, Fellow CPA , MAICD, Certified Chair Mark is the Chair of the Food and Agriculture Industry Advisory Board.  He is an experienced Agribusiness Executive with an outstanding track record in protein and fruit vertical supply chains, mergers and acquisitions, change management and working in Asia and America. Mark’s perspective on contemporary agribusiness is informed by current roles as Chairman of Arcadian Organic Meat, Advisory Board Member for McHenry Whiskey and Principal of Equip Lawyers.    Mark’s former executive roles within the Industry include CEO Craig Mostyn Group, CFO Steggles, GM Finance Prudential Pastoral Company and Wesfarmers Commercial Manager. Mark’s large scale direct experience includes Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork, Seafood production models, including genetics, breeding, grow out, feed mills, processing plants, rendering plants and logistics with ultimate supply to supermarkets, in Australia, Singapore and USA. Tony Hunter GAICD, Approved Advisor Tony is a Food Futurist and Innovation consultant for the AgriFood tech industries.  Drawing on his technical expertise in Food Technology and Microbiology, Tony is a leader in the Food and Beverage industry, helping companies thrive on technological change.  Tony is a Director of Beefbank, a charity established by the Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Inc. to provide meat (usually beef) to Foodbank Australia. Tony’s former executive roles within the industry include GM National Food Service Australia, GM Foodpartners, Technical Manager for FJ Walker Foods and Quality Assurance Manager for Metro Quality Foods.  He was previously Laboratory Manager for McWilliams Wines.  Tony has consulted with clients ranging from KFC Global and Top Cut Foods through to emerging businesses in the food manufacturing space.  Tony is a highly sought after thought leader and speaker within the sector.  He has most recently led panels at AgriFuture evokeAG and the Alternative Protein Show in San Francisco. Jan Easton, Advisory Board Centre Chief Operating Officer Jan is a founding member & Certified Chair of the Advisory Board Centre. She is COO of the Group and chairs commercial Advisory Boards. She is the facilitator of the Advancing Women on Boards program in collaboration with the Queensland Government Advancing Women in Business initiative.   Jan has extensive domestic and international senior management experience in the franchise and professional services industries. Louise Broekman, Advisory Board Centre Founder & CEO Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor.   Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector.  In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first hand experience in how a well run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards.  She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region. “As more businesses seek to leverage the experience and insights of professional Advisory Boards, it is vital that they are able to access best practice education and highly skilled advisors with an understanding of the dynamics of the sector.  We are delighted to welcome Mark and Tony to the Food and Agriculture Industry Advisory Board. Their guidance and insights will help shape our industry engagement strategy, bring outside-in expertise to our education strategy and help shape the continued success of the advisory sector going forward,” said Jan Easton, COO, Advisory Board Centre.  “As we empower and enhance the connection of more businesses to independent advisors through formalised advisory boards, the Industry Advisory Board helps us to deepen our understanding and connection within the Food and Agriculture ecosystem.  This enables the Advisory community to be more prepared to deliver value and meet the needs of business owners and executives within the sector.” WHAT’S THE ANCIENT TRADITION SWEEPING SYDNEY? IT'S on Instagram. 2019-02-27T23:16:38Z what-s-the-ancient-tradition-sweeping-sydney-it-s-the-argileh-express-on-instagram WHAT’S THE ANCIENT TRADITION SWEEPING SYDNEY?   EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Sydney mum Nahallah Kaled is bringing back an ancient 500 year old tradition and leading the new party trend sweeping Sydney (and the world) by delivering exotic fruit, food, dessert and cheese platters along with an argileh, nargileh, shisha, hookah or  hubbly bubbly through her new business THE ARGILEH EXPRESS!   Based in Sydney’s western suburbs Nahallah’s team is delivering 7 days a week all over Sydney, within 30 minutes, dozens of Argileh units to satisfied customers. The party pack comes complete with fully set up Argileh, new hose, mouth tips and charcoal with charcoal holder plus a choice of a dozen or more flavours from pineapple to mango, mint to chocolate and many more accompanied by spectacular gourmet fruit, food, pasta, dessert and cheese platters catering for small & large parties.    The most popular flavours are pineapple , mango, apple, orange, lemon , strawberry, peach , chocolate, watermelon, cola, red bull and there are  many more available. The food platter business has already seen Nahalla make platters for UFC world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and movie star Steven Seagal on their recent visits to Australia.     In and out of fashion amongst older people for hundreds of years the Argileh, also known as the nargileh, shisha, hookah or hubbly bubbly has seen a renaissance worldwide in recent years,amongst the youth market especially, as immigrants from the Middle East and Mediterranean countries settle in other countries around the world. To book The Argileh Express go to on Instagram.   TO INTERVIEW NAHALLA KALED, give away complimentary platters or try a complimentary Argileh at home or work email or call Max Markson 0412 501 601    ABOUT THE ARGILEH The origins of the Argileh dates back almost 500 years. It is thought to have originated in the Indian city of Fatehpur Sikri when Roman Catholic missionaries of the Society of Jesus arriving from the southern part of the country introduced tobacco to the Mughal emperor Akbar the Great (1542-1605 AD).   The physician to Akbar, Hakim Aboul Futteh Ghilani, then invented the Argileh in India after smoking tobacco became popular among noblemen. He subsequently envisaged a system that allowed smoke to be passed through water in order to be 'purified'.Following popularity among noblemen, this new device for smoking soon became a status symbol for the Indian aristocracy and gentry that continues to this day all over the world.     Argileh or Argilah is the name most commonly used in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Iraq while Nargileh is used in Israel.  Nargileh derives from the Persian word Narghile and Sanskrit word Narikela meaning coconut. Indicating early Argilehs were made from coconut shells.    In Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria “Nagileh“ is used to refer to the pipe while Sisa refers to the tobacco smoked in it. The flavoured tobacco, created by marinating cuts of tobacco in a multitude of flavoured molasses, is placed above the water and covered by pierced foil with hot coals placed on top, and the smoke is drawn through cold water to cool and filter it. In Albania the Argilehis called “lula” or “lulava”. In Romania it is called Nargilea.   Shisha or sheesha (شيشة), from the Persian word shīshe (شیشه), meaning glass, is the common term for the hookah in Egypt, Sudan and countries of the Arab Peninsula (including Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia).     New 2019 Real Techniques Collections 2019-02-26T22:26:27Z new-2019-real-techniques-collections Real Techniques is thrilled to announce the release of new and unique brush collections to kick off 2019, adding to their hugely popular range of existing makeup brushes, sponges and accessories. Introducing Rebel Edge, Everyday Essentials and Sugar Crush – there’s something to love for everyone! Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new range features newly designed brush handles and brand new packaging for a more simplistic, cleaner design, without jeopardising quality or performance. Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International, Erica Galea says, “Real Techniques is a global leader in makeup brushes and they just keep on giving! The Rebel Edge Trio really is one of a kind and now one of my personal favourites, so we’re very excited to launch these new products in Australia.” The new additions to the Real Techniques range include: Rebel Edge Trio Set – RRP $45 With cropped head that puts you in control to define + blend powders your way. Broad brush: broad cut for face, blend powder foundation or bronzer. Fine brush: fine cut for eye, precisely line eyes or sweep on powder shadows. Medium brush: medium cut for cheek, dust on powder highlighter or blush. Everyday Essentials Set – RRP $69 This set has every look covered from start to finish with best sellers from the Real Techniques base, eyes and finish ranges combined. Ideal for face, cheeks and eyes, the set is designed to cover, colour and blend. 400 Blush: Tapered, soft and fluffy bristles to blend powder blush evenly for a smooth, natural look. Miracle Complexion Sponge: Soft, flexible foam that blends liquid and cream foundation into a luminous, dewy finish. Use dry for full coverage or damp for dewy glow. 300 Deluxe Crease: Short, dense bristles designed to layer and blend cream and powder shadows evenly into eye crease. 402 Setting: Soft and fluffy bristles to lightly dust on highlighting or setting powders precisely for natural looking illumination 200 Expert Face: Firm bristles designed to buff liquid or cream foundation to a glowing, flawless finish. Sugar Crush Miracle Complexion Sponge – RRP $18.99 Just like the original, but with extra sparkle! Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage with liquid, cream, or powder foundations and bb creams. Available in three colours: Pink, Peach & Berry. The new additions to the Real Techniques range are available now online at Chook Chat Blog – Take a (’Virtual’) Tour of an Australian Chicken Farm 2019-02-26T21:45:43Z chook-chat-blog-take-a-virtual-tour-of-an-australian-chicken-farm-1 Chook Chat Blog – Take a (’Virtual’) Tour of an Australian Chicken Farm To keep you informed please see a link to this month's 'Chook Chat', the blog for the Australian Chicken Meat Industry, and a post by Executive Director, Dr Vivien Kite. Ever wondered what a meat chicken farm looks like, particularly from the inside? Or wondered about what a chicken farmer does on a daily basis? While it’s not possible or practical to offer everyone the opportunity to physically visit a meat chicken farm - for a start, not everyone is located near to where chicken farms might be, and the strict biosecurity requirements and protocols involved in visitors getting on to farms make it unrealistic for most – it’s now possible to take a ‘virtual’ tour of an Australian chicken farm. The direct link to the post is or visit the Chook Chat blog on Blog updates are also communicated via the ACMF twitter channel (@ACMFchicken). About the ACMF The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the peak body of Australia’s chicken meat industry, representing both growers and processors. Its members are the five State Chicken Meat Councils (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA), the Australian Chicken Growers’ Council and the Australian Poultry Industries Association. Its blog 'Chook Chat' is aimed at providing an insight into the way the chicken industry does things and why – it is not intended to promote products, but to provide the facts. For more information about Australian Chicken Meat Federation, visit Media inquiries contact: Quay Communications, Emma Norgrove, M: 0499 688 001, T: 02 9386 9161, - ENDS - New Shark Deterrent for Short Boards 2019-02-26T19:04:00Z new-shark-deterrent-for-short-boards The Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested user installable and transferable surfboard shark deterrent, is now available with a mini antenna version. The Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf is powered by Shark Shield Technology and designed in partnership with Tom Carroll. The new mini antenna is specifically designed to overcome ergonomic issues associated with surfers using smaller boards - now there is a personal shark protection device for all surfers. Tom Carroll, Ocean Guardian Ambassador and two-time World Surfing Champion says, “It’s great that we can now offer a solution for all surfers no matter the size of their board. The new FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna is recommended for shorter boards of less than 6’. Thanks to the new design, when duck diving with the board the previous zap experienced by those using the full-size antenna on shorter boards should be eliminated. Really giving no surfer an excuse to not take their personal protection into their own hands.” Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian says, “The mini antenna produces exactly the same power output as the regular FREEDOM+ Surf antenna however, it creates a smaller protective electrical field due to the electrodes being smaller and closer together. The new mini antenna does not replace the existing FREEDOM+ Surf antenna, but now all surfers, with all sized boards, can benefit from this patented technology.” The FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna will be available from Wednesday 27th at an RRP of $149 and can be purchased from all good surf retailers. About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition – to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean – while also protecting the planet we call home. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian safety products are the ultimate ocean guardian – providing peace of mind for surfers, divers, and ocean lovers around the world, while supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for shark nets and culling.