The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-13T10:32:17Z The Executive Centre launches the 'What Is An Office' campaign 2021-04-13T10:32:17Z the-executive-centre-launches-the-what-is-an-office-campaign      HONG KONG, Apr 10, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The pandemic has led to the greatest debate of all time - do people even need an office and if so, what do they want? Today, The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, launches the "What Is An Office" campaign, which examines the elements that make up a dynamic, productive workspace. The campaign consists of a brand video, plus 4 product videos that examines how the workforce views the role of an office and asks the central question, "What Is An Office?" The short films explore how a positive working environment and agile working practices can help business operations, shedding light on the fundamental importance of a multi-purpose office to a company's success."The break from office has pushed people to reconsider what they require to create a positive working environment. People are waking up to the fact that an office should be more than four walls around a desk. It is a space which fosters collaboration, communication and creativity," said Paul Salnikow, TEC Founder and CEO. "While human interaction proves to be crucial for work and life, people are also keen to enjoy variety in work options, the future of work is shifting from purely remote to a hybrid model. Flexibility is key in future workplace strategies because choice has become an invaluable asset; people want to choose to access workstations, meeting rooms and breakout areas when they need it, and corporations are realising that incorporating a flexible element can also positively impact their bottom line."TEC has found that the need for more flexible lease terms, robust technological infrastructure and internet connectivity for virtual get-togethers, as well as spacious event venues to host socially distanced conferences, and even on-demand passes to support their remote working teams has dramatically increased in the last year.A whitepaper report will also be released for free public download on the campaign website that looks into the history and future trends of office development, plus TEC's approach to office design strategy.What is an office?  Your work, your space, your choice.Visit the campaign website HERE.The campaign videos can be viewed HERE.  About The Executive CentreThe Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ Centres in 32 cities and 14 markets.The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space -- they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business needs.  For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com. MOB BOSS MICHAEL FRANZESE MAKES YOU AN OFFER YOU SHOULDN'T REFUSE 2021-04-13T03:43:48Z mob-boss-michael-franzese-makes-you-an-offer-you-shouldn-t-refuse MOB BOSS MAKES YOU AN OFFER YOU SHOULDNT REFUSE HOW MOB BOSS MADE MILLIONS   # MICHAEL FRANZESE’s OFFER YOU SHOULDN’T REFUSE# LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE IN BUSINESS LIKE THE MAFIA# HOW TO DO BUSINESS LIKE A BOSS# MADE MAN TEACHES YOU HOW TO BECOME A “wise guy”# EXCLUSIVE “sit down” LIVESTREAM Former Captain of New York’s Colombo organised crime family, Michael Franzese will speak at an Australian exclusive live “Sit Down”  HOW TO DO BUSINESS LIKE A BOSS to tell all about how he spent his time making millions as a Mob Boss on Thursday April 22nd at 11am. Free registration at www.mesiti.com/boss Once described by a Vanity Fair journalist, as “making the most money since Al Capone”, Franzese will share the tricks of the trade and all the negotiating business techniques he used to help him become the youngest person listed on Fortune Magazine’s 50 most wealthy and powerful MOB bosses. Michael, who was at one stage making $8 million dollars a week, will share his proven street-smart strategies that livestream attendees can take away and implement in business straight away! Michael Franzese says, “You’re really going to benefit from this live stream! I encourage everybody to sign up as soon as they can, with limited spaces it’s going to go quick and this really is an offer you shouldn’t refuse!”. About Michael Franzese Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, Michael was generating an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses and in 1986, was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses,” just 5 behind John Gotti. All that was to change when Michael met a beautiful dancer from California named Camille Garcia whose beauty and faith caused Michael to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now. This former “Prince of the Mafia” is now a man on a mission determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of others seeking redemption and forgiveness and continues to bring record attendance to events all over the country.    Mother's Day Indoor Plant Gift Delivery 2021-04-12T06:09:32Z mother-s-day-indoor-plant-gift-delivery The Indoor Plant Co is here to help you show your love and appreciation for a very special person in your life, your beloved Mum, with our range of indoor plant gifts, perfect for Mother’s Day!    We are pleased to say that we will extend our delivery dates to include Mother’s Day, Sunday the 9th of May! You can place your in advance for delivery on the day. Or order you can even order before 11 am on the day and we will guarantee same “Mother’s” day delivery.   Choose from The Indoor Plant Co’s entire selection of pre-curated plant gift packs, individual indoor plants starting from $40, extras or create your own personalised plant gift pack and we’ll deliver it to your Mum, all wrapped in sustainable, Aussie designed paper and ribbons, with a complimentary card that has a hand written personalised message to Mum.   As an extra treat, add a milk or dark chocolate Koko Black heart for free when your gift pack is over $150! Is your gift pack a bit less? You can add a sweet treats from just $5! View the full range of “extras” here   We have some gorgeous indoor plant gift packs perfect for Mother’s Day offering a range of goodies alongside one of our beautiful indoor plants:   ·       The Coffee Lover’s Gift Pack a yummy treat for coffee lovers with chocolate coffee beans and specialise coffee from Honeybird amongst other items.   ·       Hi Tiger Pamper Pack Hi Tiger bath and body products to soothe and relax Mum.   ·       Warburton Wellness Pack Locally sourced wellness goodies from Warbotanicals in the Yarra Valley.   New Indoor Plants The Indoor Plant Co has added some amazing new plants to its already extensive choice of indoor plants. ●      Philodendron Birkin- its striking patterns and lush green leaves will be the focal point of any office or home. ●      Peperomia Raindrop- bring a bit of the jungle indoors! This beautiful and recognizable plant with its “tear drop” succulent leaves, is the perfect addition to a Mother’s Day gift pack! ●      Heart Leaf Philodendron - a stunning big indoor plant pre grown up a totem, covered in lush green heart shaped leaves, perfect to show your love for Mum on Mother’s Day! ●      The House Selection of Three – unsure which indoor plant gift to get for Mum? Why not let us pick three of the best and wrap them up together to surprise her on Mother’s Day?   You can even customise our pre-curated plant gift packs! Pick your favourite colour for the pot, add a few extras such as: A delicious bar of Pico vegan chocolate, a bottle of bubbly, a Keri Soy candle or the fun and funky Pipette Leaf earrings, to name a few.   Have a Question? Get in Touch! Do have any questions about our indoor plant gifts for Mother’s Day, add-ons or delivery? Feel free to give us a call or send us an email, we would love to answer any question you may have!     Media Publishares and VIDY to develop NFT platform for fashion, arts and music community 2021-04-12T05:39:21Z media-publishares-and-vidy-to-develop-nft-platform-for-fashion-arts-and-music-community      SINGAPORE, Apr 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Media Publishares, publishers of Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro in Singapore, announce a partnership with VIDY to launch and develop an NFT platform catering to the fashion, arts and music industry.Founded by Singaporean techpreneur Matthew Lim and Harvard University alumni Patrick Colangelo, VIDY is a blockchain-powered digital advertising tool that rewards viewers with native cryptocurrency, VIDYCOIN. Having implemented VIDY's technology across Media Publishares' titles, the partnership between the two companies grew organically given their shared 'digital first' approach and innovative thinking.The NFT platform - slated to launch in Q3 of 2021 - celebrates arts and culture within a 360-degree navigable virtual environment showcasing digital fashion, art, music and design. Key features of the platform include minting, trading and auctioning of NFTs through a tokenised system along with the ability to host social interaction.Focused on building virtual creativity as a skill set while promoting sustainable consumption, the platform will donate a percentage of NFT sales towards organisations tackling real-world problems to ensure a positive connection between the virtual and physical worlds."The NFT market grew over 229% since 2020 to reach over USD500 million. However, it's still in early stages and has a long way to go with regards to infrastructure development. With the metaverse and rise of digital models, people will be able to live in a parallel virtual world where they can own a digital identity and purchase items not just in a digital file, but as any unique asset in their virtual land, similar to their physical world," says Lim."For this new NFT platform, VIDY will lead the technology and blockchain development given our unique experience in dealing with traditional businesses and crypto. We are confident we will create the finest platform that will boost the NFT world by allowing seamless participation from the traditional fashion, art and music communities."The NFT platform will target a digitally savvy audience looking for luxury items with low environmental impact while also engaging creators exploring a virtual identity for their designs and new revenue streams for their craft."Media Publishares has always been ahead of the curve with its innovative approach to storytelling as lead by our anchor titles Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro Singapore", says Michael von Schlippe, President of Media Publishares."What we see is a new creative renaissance where creativity and technology are driving change together. By creating an NFT platform, which essentially acts as a virtual marketplace between creatives and users, it allows us to provide a unique shoppable platform coupled with content for the community in the form of education, interaction and entertainment," adds von Schlippe.Titles under Media Publishares have gained global recognition for their approach to content creation. Notable projects include Esquire Singapore's 'Artificial Intelligence Issue' that won Gold at the Native Advertising Awards in Berlin and Vogue Singapore's digital-only launch in August 2020 with a 360-degree microsite 'Vogue Studio', amongst others.About VIDYEstablished in 2016, VIDY was a San Francisco based video web tech start-up company founded by Harvard Undergrad Patrick Colangelo and former Credit Suisse Investment Banker Matthew Lim. In 2018, VIDY started to incorporate blockchain technology into its product to allow a decentralized reward economy to exist seamlessly across its publishing partners. Today, Vidy's technology is used by over 70 global media publishers such as the likes of CNN Indonesia, CNBC Indonesia, Vogue Singapore, Esquire Singapore among many others, with over 10bn of monthly page views of inventory, and a user exposure of over 150mn monthly. VIDY has two native cryptocurrency tokens; VIDY and VIDYX, both of which are integral to the Vidy Rewarding, E-Commerce and NFT Ecosystem. For more information on VIDY, please visit www.vidy.com.About Media PublisharesMedia Publishares is a dynamic media company that specialises in impactful storytelling characterised by creativity, captivating visuals and the engagement of innovative technology. Headquartered in Singapore, Media Publishares, previously Indochine Media, has over 10 year's experience in digital communication, luxury print publishing, and events across Southeast Asia. A full-service publisher with over 80 employees in the region - from editorial and events to video and design production - Media Publishares operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines and is continuously expanding its portfolio to further strengthen its presence in the publishing industry. Anchor brands currently include Buro, Esquire, Robb Report, Luxury Guide and Vogue Singapore. For more information on Media Publishares, please visit www.mediapublishares.com.sg. How to choose and style crystals for every room of the house 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z how-to-choose-and-style-crystals-for-every-room-of-the-house Justine Wilson, author of the Crystal Connection, shares her tips on how to incorporate crystals into the different zones of the home. A crystal collector herself, with over 100 displayed throughout her own home, Justine encourages those just starting out with crystals to select a piece that speaks to them as the best rule of thumb. “Crystals can be used in any space that looks pretty and feels right to you, there is no right or wrong way to work with crystals. They are as beautiful as they are mythical, so just enjoy bringing them into your home, and thus you will get a feel for the visual and spiritual impact they can have on your space,” says Justine. Entryway: A nice stone to have at your property’s entryway is rose quartz. You will often see this at top end day spas as it promotes a sense of self-love, relaxation and a peaceful experience. Having a stone like this will also signify to your family and guests that it is a welcoming, loving environment to enter. Study: Amethyst is a wonderful stone to have in creative spaces such as studies, workshops, or even mediation zones, as it can promote mental clarity and assist in opening up and promoting your spirituality. It can help stimulate new ideas and inspiration so it’s wonderful for any space when you need to focus, work or create. Another great one for a work zone is citrine, as it can assist in attracting wealth and abundance - so a wonderful stone for any business endeavours. Living Rooms: Agate is a great stone to have in living areas as it is very versatile to incorporate, you could have an agate artwork, agate bookends on a bookshelf, or agate coasters. Agate also comes in many different colorways so it will work with any interior scheme. Agate is also a grounding stone that promotes maturity and stability, and I think it’s nice to feel grounded in your main living space. Kitchen/Dining: Clear quartz is a great stone for these zones as it is a master stone in many ways. Clear quartz can be programmed for any intention and is a nice one for a kitchen or dining area because often you are also creating something from scratch, so it will work alongside your mood and energy. Quartz can change the feel of the space depending on the vibe and meals you are creating, i.e you could be having a fun night with friends, ask the stone to assist in creating joy and happiness. If it is a serious family dinner, ask the stone to guide you with clarity on the right words to say to your family members to resolve the issues. Bedroom: A great stone for your bedroom is labradorite as it is a protective stone that can restore energy, promote rest and help to recharge you. It can also assist in revealing your true emotions, which we all need sometimes in order to deal with things or to take the right path of action. Any stone (blues and black stones are great for this) that are protective will also work in bedrooms. About the Crystal Connection: The Crystal Connection, a 200-page coffee table book is a sensory and emotive visual guidebook that demonstrates a profound love for crystals and is not only inspiring but will connect the reader even more with their own sacred home space. The Crystal Connection is available now at an RRP $45.00. Currently $34.40 from amazon.com.au and booktopia.com.au. Follow them on Instagram @crystalconnectionbook Renowned StretchLab Franchise Arrives in Australia 2021-04-09T00:46:38Z renowned-stretchlab-franchise-arrives-in-australia-1 Having taken America by storm, one-on-one assisted stretching brand, StretchLab, is now set to arrive in Australia. Boutique Fitness Studios, the Master Franchise Ownership group behind CycleBar, announced today that they have partnered with former AFL player Tory Dickson and professional cricketer James Pattinson to bring StretchLab, a unique assisted stretching franchise, Down Under.  The franchise will cater to the growing demand for wellness services, which has seen a worldwide surge following the coronavirus pandemic. Owned by Xponential Fitness, a curator of leading boutique fitness brands, StretchLab has become one of the group’s fastest-growing brands over the last three years, with more than 300 studio franchises awarded. The concept offers customised assisted stretch sessions with trained FlexologistsⓇ who are trained in StretchLab’s proprietary material. The sessions provide an easy, quick and much-needed solution to the growing awareness among consumers for the importance of recovery to everyone – regardless of how active they are.  Matt Gordin, CEO of Boutique Fitness Studios, immediately recognised StretchLab as an exciting business model and an affordable entry into franchise ownership for Australians.  “The unique beauty of this concept is that it complements almost every other fitness brand out there. It’s adding value rather than creating competition. The franchise opportunity is an affordable, scalable way for entrepreneurs of all types to bring a proven and sustainable business model to their market. It also aligns perfectly with our ethos to encourage fluid mobility and positive energy and wellbeing in the community. It hits the target in every way,” he said.  Dickson and Pattison were motivated to invest following their own experience with remedial stretch, its myriad wellness benefits, and the franchise’s prolific growth across the US.   “Throughout my sporting career, I’ve experienced first-hand the role stretching can play to mitigate and recover from injury. It is no surprise this concept has taken off overseas. I’m looking forward to it succeeding here as a business and as a tool to help achieve or maintain individual well-being,” said Pattinson. “The buzz around personal wellness is now huge and only getting bigger. The relevance and appeal of stretching are so widespread, making it a great investment. From elite sportspeople and amateur athletes to ageing bodies and people who understand the benefits of maintaining positive, fluid movement, StretchLab caters to all,” said Dickson.   The first StretchLab opens in Currambine, WA, mid this year with direct involvement from stretch guru Brad Walker, the original Course Creator and Chief Stretch Adviser for the StretchLab Flexologist Training Program.  To learn more about the StretchLab franchise opportunity, please contact Matt Gordin, matt@stretchlab.com.au or visit https://www.stretchlab.com.au/franchise Bali, Islands of Gods is a marvelous and beautiful place 2021-04-08T17:19:40Z bali-islands-of-gods-is-a-marvelous-and-beautiful-place Bali, Islands of Gods is a marvelous and beautiful place. Many people choose this beautiful destination for their holidays. Indeed, Bali, Island of Indonesia, gather incredible asset for any holiday maker. It’s a dream destination. Beautiful beaches, incredible landscape with wild mountains, perfect trekking places, buzzing city and trending food places. Everything concentrated on one spot. Millions of tourists all over the world already choose Bali as their main holiday destination. Many people choose this perfect holiday destination to try new activities like surfing, diving, sports activities or Yoga. Other people decided to keep healthy and do some specific health and nutrition retreat in Bali Yoga and spiritual events are very frequent in Bali as the spiritual crowd is one of the most active in the world. The island gather individual from any nationalities passionate by mediation, Yoga, health, consciousness and mindfulness. So, if your decided to do a Meditation or spiritual retreat in Bali, you definitely choose the right spot. What kind of spiritual retreat can you find? You can find any kind of events, spanning form one day to a few days. Most of the retreat will include Yoga, Yogic philosophy, meditation or some specific spiritual practices (Buddhist, Taoist, Vipassana, Zen, Tantra etc. …) It's very important to check the feedback and reputation of the provider. Indeed, customers reviews can definitely help you to choose the right provider for your spiritual retreat in Bali. Indeed, the quality of customers feedbacks will give you a better idea of the quality of the service, the food and give your more details about the retreats itself. Location is another important topic too. Retreats can be all over the Islands in beautiful resort. Sometimes it will be good to check customers feedback on the hostel itself, to know if it really a good quality accommodation with professional staff and good food. ADDA YOGA located and Canggu Bali provide any kind of spiritual, mindfulness and consciousness activities and retreats. Our main service is Yoga studio, with daily classes for all levels. We have different styles of Yoga classes, some more dynamic, some physically challenging and some slow pace. So, if you are looking to practice Yoga in Bali, come and join us. We provide private Yoga classes in Bali too. Another part of our activity is retreat. We organized spiritual and health retreats for individuals. Those events spanned from one evening to 4 or 5 days and we try to cover different topics and practice as Meditation, philosophy, Yoga, health. If you need a full reset to relax and come back from your holidays with more energy and focus, get in touch with us. All our retreats are on Facebook section events. Empowering Children with One Simple Act of Kindness 2021-04-08T02:56:29Z empowering-children-with-one-simple-act-of-kindness-1 Twice published author, Andrew Holt, has done it again! A Shooting Star is the Sunshine Coast local’s newest children’s book that encourages the core value of kindness in giving and receiving. This is no ordinary book, as the illustrations will be supplied by child illustrators from all over the globe and will the basis for educational programs to enhance feelings of self-worth, self and social awareness, and provide an antidote to bullying behaviour. Using the books to kickstart The Shooting Star Movement, a mental health and wellbeing concept for our youth created by Andrew, whose twenty-five-year career as a teacher has seen him interact with students in over four- hundred schools, spanning many cultural backgrounds. His simple but effective program uses applied positive psychology and strength-based learning to encourage each individual (child or adult) to give and receive a Shooting Star to aid in developing and acknowledging positive character traits in themselves and others. This program has been trialled in schools over the last five years and was already fully integrated into one school in 2019, with other teachers expressing their eagerness to implement the program in 2020. Andrew sees the classroom as the ideal environment for what he now calls a movement, which aims to build mental wellbeing and resilience; key factors in preventing self-harm and suicide in young people. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Australians aged 15-24. In 2018, 22 children under the age of 14 committed suicide. Andrew will launch A Shooting Star on Tuesday 17 th April with eight of the eighteen child illustrators in person, and the remainder joining via video link. The event will be held at the Ginger Factory in Yandina, Qld, after which, Andrew will follow a brief tour across the following week, acknowleding the students who participated at their own schools. This is Andrew Holt’s third book on empowering children, following on from the first two releases from his Wise Kids Series: A Wise Water World Inspires Me and A Wise Apple Tree Helps Me. You can find more about Andrew and A Shooting Star, register your interest, or purchase a pre-sale copy at the link below:https://www.andrewgholt.com Recreating the early 6th Century! Period Instruments. Baroque Music. Incredible Cast. Mock Sword Fights. A unique night of music under the stars. 2021-04-08T02:32:21Z recreating-the-early-6th-century-period-instruments-baroque-music-incredible-cast-mock-sword-fights-a-unqiue-night-of-music-under-the-stars Sydney musician Jack Stephens, 25, is both the Producer and Director of tomorrow's unique outdoor performance of Purcell’s Operetta King Arthur within the grounds of Australia’s oldest University College. He is also singing one of the Bass parts and even working with the cast to pull together costumes to support the production.  Currently working to complete his Doctorate of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Jack is the principal lay-clerk and Choir Tutor at St Andrew’s Cathedral and is used to singing and playing great music, having worked extensively within choral music and as a soloist.  He is also an accomplished brass player, having recently performed as a soloist in Schumann’s Konzertstück (Concerto for Four Horns) alongside Robert Johnson (Principal Horn of Sydney Symphony Orchestra). As part of his studies, he is the driving force behind this one off concert performance being performed at the University of Sydney this Friday. Purcell’s Operetta King Arthur  Hailed as one of the greatest works of western music Tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons. Medieval re-enactment society performing mock fight scenes at the interval Unique one-off event - 7:00pm, Friday 9 April Semi-staged in the open-air Quadrangle of St Paul's College - Australia’s oldest University College within the University of Sydney  The event promises to transport the audience back to the early 6th Century- taking them on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism.  A local medieval re-enactment society is even planning to add some additional colour at the interval, performing some energetic mock fights scenes! “This is a real cross-generational event – seasoned professionals will be pairing up with some of Australia’s best young musicians - including Soloists from Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Sydney Symphony,Opera Australia and the Song Company, “ said Jack.  “In performing this extra-ordinary event, I have the privilege of working with some incredible performers including the legendary Peter Cousens, Artistic Director of the Talent Development Project Foundation, who will be narrating our version of the operetta.  “We also have some amazing soloists – all backed by an 18 period piece  orchestra,” he said. One of those soloists is the talented Chloe Lankshear, currently Principal Soloist with Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Song Company. “A highlight on Friday will be Chloe singing ‘Fairest Isle’  - one of the most loved songs throughout the world.   “I invite anyone who will be in Sydney who loves classical music to secure some of the limited tickets, grab their picnic rug, bring along some food and drinks, and be transported to medieval times and be immersed in this great sounding tale of King Arthur,” said Jack. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SYDNEY THIS WEEK Peter Cousens, Jack Stephens and Chloe Lankshear are available for interview this week. NOTE: Some of the cast in costume can be arranged. EVENT DETAILS Purcell’s Operetta King Arthur  When: Friday April 9 at 7pm Where: Quadrangle, St Paul's College, University of Sydney, 9 City Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050 Cost: $40-$60 Tickets: tinyurl.com/kingpurcell THE PERFORMERS AND PLAYERS Conductor | Ross Cobb Concertmaster | Fiona Ziegler Narrator | Peter Cousens Soprano | Chloe Lankshear, Josie Ryan, Elise Morton Mezzo soprano | Stephanie Dillon, Hester Wright Tenor | Joshua Oxley, Elias Wilson Bass | Jeremy Boulton, Jack Stephens Violin | Fiona Ziegler, James Tarbotton Viola | Sophie Nickel Cello | Zoltán Szabo Bass | Will Hansen Harpsichord | Nathan Cox Bassoon | Harley Milano Oboe | Edward Wang, Joshua Ning Recorder | Isabelle Palmer, Aimee Brown Trumpet | Simon Wolnizer, Jonathan Baker Timpani | Adam Cooper-Stanbury     It's Not About the Six Pack; It's About Psychology 2021-04-08T02:21:43Z it-s-not-about-the-six-pack-it-s-about-psychology Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44. This means that nearly 200 Australians will attempt suicide every day, and of those, an average of nine will die [1].  One Australian who has been personally impacted by these statistics, is Leon Stensholm, who lost his brother, Dean, and two clients in a very short time, to suicide. After his brother passed away, Leon used his body building training as a form of therapy, and through it, he was able to work towards a sense of purpose again. Quitting his then job as a tradie, Leon has since founded his own, one-on-one gym, which is an entire gymnasium built for just one client at a time. Training, “Isn’t just about the six-pack, it’s about the psychology,” Leon said before going on to explain that having private sessions allows him to break down his client’s barriers. By doing so, Leon believes he can, “Help his clients find a sense of purpose, and a drive to start talking about their adversities, so they too can understand the power of adversity is mind blowing if they just don’t quit.” Leon has written and published his own story, in the hopes that others will be able to observe those around them, recognise the signs of someone who is suicidal, or even recognise it within themselves, and seek help. “We all go through adversities, but it is what we do to dig ourselves out and learn to control the controllables that matters,” said Leon. Leon’s ultimate goal is to help others overcome their struggles. In his book, It’s How You Think, Leon details his approaches, which are: “All about mindset, educating ourselves, and utilising some easy tools to help ourselves and others regain the faith and hope they have lost through their adversity.”  If you or someone close to you is contemplating suicide or experiencing emotional stress you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you’re at immediate risk of harming yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000 (triple zero). [1] AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Wellness) 2021. Suicide Self Harm Monitoring Accessed February 2021. .https://www.aihw.gov.au/suicide-self-harm-monitoring/about  Greatest Arcade Console Experience at Home 2021-04-07T18:44:42Z greatest-arcade-console-experience-at-home Arcade consoles are the next level of gaming gear for kids, teenagers and even adults and are perfect for home use. When you are buying arcade consoles, you need to make sure that you consider the right console design and included games are important. Arcade consoles are popular not just for men but also great for families with kids and amongst both boys and girls who love to pass the time with games. It is not just an amazing pass time for the kids, but it also develops a lot of cognitive benefits for them. Hence, this article is all about making you aware of the perks of enjoying arcade consoles at home for both kids and teenagers. THE COGNITIVE BENEFITS WITH ARCADE CONSOLES AND RETRO GAMES Here are some of the cognitive benefits that you need to keep in mind whenever you are about to get your kid or child a new retro arcade console: Best for Improving Coordination With the arcade console games, the children will understand the meaning of engaging their audial, visual and physical movements at the same time. Video games are not just about gazing at the screen, but it also triggers mental stimulation. There is strategy and technic involved in every game.  Their reaction time and pushing the right buttons helps them develop these skills that can be applied in everyday activity.  Therefore, he/she will develop coordination by training the mind accordingly. Development of Problem Solving Techniques The kids and teenages will learn the approach of dealing with problems and overcoming them achieved by experiencing failures again and again in arcade games. Within the arcade games, the players will have to make quick decisions to find a way out of the complex situations of different levels and gameplay.  That in itself stimulates the mind and helps them to adopt this habit.This also encourages children to really think and consider different options as well as solve problems to complete a game level.There are many portable game consoles available in the market with many challenging games for you or your kids to enjoy. Boosts Concentration Level The children or the kids will eventually develop more concentration towards achieving an objective. Hence, the fun mindsetthat is developed in children will eventually turn out to be productive for them in the long run. Attention and concentration are always helpful for kidsin their school and future professional lives. Better Functioning Power of the Brain Arcade games stimulate the mind and trains the brain to handle different problem based scenarios as well as providing audial and visual transitions. As per research in this field, individuals playing video games are noticeably more mentally stimulated than the ones who do not play such games. Therefore, if your child is playing arcade games at home, then he/she is experiencing constant functioning of the brain and having to think through problems. These are a few of the cognitive experiences that the kids or teenagers will obtain while playing arcade consoles at home. DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARCADE CONSOLES AVAILABLE FOR YOU There are handheld arcade consoles and joystick arcade gaming consoles available at online and offline stores for you to enjoy your streamlined gameplay experience at home. Handheld Arcade Consoles The handheld portable game consoles are quite popular products that are being used by kids or teenagers at home to pass the time and develop cognitive benefits. They are in the form of a mobile phone with arcade gaming buttons on either side of the device and a screen in the middle. The games can be loaded in an SD card that will be plugged onto the console for giving you an amazing gaming experience. They are available in different storage and design variants. Check out the above-linked page to pick the ideal one based on your needs. Joystick Arcade Gaming Consoles Joystick Arcade Gaming consoles are perfect for your plug and play TV gaming experience. You can also connect these consoles directly onto your computer monitor in place of keyboards to play the games with the specified controls. These joysticks can be used to play different games based on your choices. You need to pick the console that has your favourite games listed on it. Whether you love fighting, adventure or casual games, joystick arcade gaming consoles have all of it. Get the one that suits your own or your kid’s enjoy the most. There are design, memory and game options available for you in any type of arcade consoles. Your favourite arcade games are now at your fingertips that you can also carry while you are on the go. Whether you get the arcade sticks or the handheld arcade gaming consoles, you will have constant fun and train your mind as well. CONCLUSION These are a few of the things that explain the great experience that you have while playing on arcade gaming consoles at home. If you are usually bored during your free time at home and want an affordable gaming console to pass your time, go for the arcade consoles. The above benefits are mentioned by focusing upon the kids and teenagers, but most people above the age of 25 and less than 40 are also fond of playing these arcade games. So, if you want that fun and nostalgic gaming experience that will keep you and your family entertained, go and purchase it today! Voice - you don't know what you've got til it's gone 2021-04-07T13:24:16Z voice-you-don-t-know-what-you-ve-got-til-it-s-gone At no time in recent history has the power to communicate by voice, been more important. With International and National borders closed to travel this past year, our ability to remain connected has relied even more heavily on long distant communication like video or telephone calls.   But let’s stop for a moment to think - how would this be possible without the magic of the human voice?  This is the challenge faced every day by people living with chronic Dysphonia.   Simply put – the term ‘dysphonia’ means ‘difficulty making voice sounds’ . BUT unlike vision and hearing, no-one ever thinks about their voice; it's the forgotten one of the 3 Wise Monkeys.    Dysphonia can be associated with other health conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Myasthenia Gravis just to name a few… or it can stand alone.  It can be a short, one-off  episode, or like for many members of the Australian Dysphonia Network, it can be a chronic and life changing condition that impacts on employment, relationships and in many cases, the mental health of those affected.   Most of us don’t give our voice a thought until it’s gone, so The Australian Dysphonia Network aims to change that by raising awareness, and funds for research into early diagnosis and management of voice issues. They want voice disorders to be recognised and valued alongside vision and hearing issues.   World Voice Day, April 16th is the perfect day to do just that.   World Voice Day was founded in Brazil back in 1999 with the aim of drawing attention to the science and phenomenon of voice production. It soon grew to highlight the significant role that the voice plays in every aspect of our daily lives.  World Voice Day has gained momentum across the globe, and currently over 50 countries join the annual celebration with events, lectures, performances and media strategies to promote it’s message.   The Australian Dysphonia Network will also use this time to remind everyone that any voice change that lasts longer that 4 weeks in the absence of a ‘cold’, should be fully assessed by a Laryngologist or Speech Pathologist whose expertise is in Voice issues.  CLICK HERE for 90 sec promo clip – ‘The Value of Voice’   CLICK HERE for Published media moments on Dysphonia in Australia. Including: ·      ABC HealthReport ·      9Honey ·      Studio 10 Blacktown's Plumbing Experts 2021-04-07T06:59:46Z blacktown-s-plumbing-experts Plumbing issues never come at a convenient time. They are, however, not inevitable. A plumbing issue that causes downtime can be extremely dangerous to your kitchen or other company. Clients may notice leaking toilets, faucets, or hot water problems, which is not a good first impression. Particularly in heavily populated areas such as Blacktown. Natural gas leaks and burst pipes can put your business at risk. In short, we provide the best Blacktown Plumbing Services. Time spent questioning these problems would only cost your company more money, so employ one of our expert plumbers to fix the problem right away. In the event of a plumbing emergency, our fully licenced plumbers are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get in contact with emergency plumbing facilities as soon as possible! Why hire Plumbing Services Sydney? Plumbers deal with plumbing problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can diagnose the problem with a single inspection, so the response is YES you should because it will save you money and time in the long run if you don't. Also, if you do your own plumbing and make a major mistake, the cost of repairs will be higher than the original repair if you had called a plumber in the first place. It is always a good idea to contact our Blacktown plumbers. Name: Plumbing Services Sydney Contact Number: 1300 237 246 Email: info@plumbingservices.sydney Website: https://plumbingservices.sydney/ Start your journey to wellness with Australian made Rochway probiotics 2021-04-07T00:41:04Z start-your-journey-to-wellness-with-australian-made-rochway-probiotics Introducing Rochway, the Australian-made brand leading the wellness revolution with cutting-edge probiotic products formulated with the highest quality probiotics and locally sourced ingredients, backed by years of clinical research. The new range of advanced probiotic complexes are formulated with their unique BioRestore™ fermentation process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex to support gut health, immune function, the nervous system, and beautiful hair and skin. Launching with 12 products across the range, in liquid, powder, or capsule form, the journey to wellness starts today with all products available online now at rochway.com.au. Carel Crous, Rochway New Business Development Manager & Head of NPD says, “At Rochway we have been producing probiotics since 2006, with our brand stocked in more than 2,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia and our products exported to more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. “The fact that our products are manufactured locally at our own TGA approved manufacturing facility in Queensland, using our exclusive BioRestore™ process, enables us to produce the highest quality and most advanced probiotics to meet all relevant Australian standards to the highest degree. We can also test and trial new formulations and introduce additional ingredients and formulas at a fast pace to keep up with consumer demand and new trends coming to market.” Key facts about Rochway Probiotics: Each Rochway product is fermented using their unique BioRestore™ process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex. All products are naturally free from dairy, gluten, lactose, GMO, and added sugars. Ingredients have not had the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Rochway’s probiotic products support gut health, immune function, the nervous system and beautiful hair and skin. The Product Range: SUPERFOODS: Kakadu Plum with Probiotics and Vitamin C Powder | RRP $22.95: Probiotics + Kakadu Plum + Vitamin C = gut health and skin goals, formulated for total daily wellbeing. Bio-Fermented Blueberry Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Bio-fermented blueberries with six raw probiotic strains creates this probiotic + antioxidant powerhouse to beautify the gut and skin. Bio-Fermented Coconut Water Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Rich in naturally-occurring electrolytes and six raw probiotic strains to help hydrate, plump and glow. Top of Form IMMUNITY: Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural Berry | RRP $31.95: The brand's most-loved immune product in a natural berry flavour, made with fresh olive leaves bio-fermented with broad-spectrum probiotics. Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural | RRP $31.95: Bio-Provide a double-action approach to immune system health, combining six raw probiotic strains with immune-boosting olive leaf. DIGESTION: Papaya Leaf Capsules | RRP $36.00: Packed with antioxidants and digestive enzymes, which help to break down food and macronutrients during digestion, ultimately helping to reduce digestive issues. Probiotic Daily Broad-Spectrum Capsules | RRP $34.95: A daily probiotic capsule containing 25 billion good bacteria using 3 different probiotic strains to support digestive health and immune function. Bio-Fermented Papaya Leaf Concentrate | RRP $34.95: The superfood-rich elixir, which takes full advantage of the digestive health benefits of papaya leaf, the ultimate gut-support elixir. Bio-Fermented Papaya 35 Fruit & Leaf Extract | RRP $34.95: Uses the same bio-fermented base as all other Rochway bio-fermented liquids, without any extra fuss. This one is all about the papaya, using both the fruit and leaf to make the ultimate gut-support elixir. Beans and Greens Probiotic Powder | RRP $29.95: Super-charged greens and probiotics for everyday wellbeing and vitality formulated with 10 billion good bacteria plus six green superfoods in every serve. ANTI-INFLAMMATION: Bio-Fermented Turmeric with Ginger and Black Pepper Extract | RRP $31.95: Turmeric, ginger and black pepper are the ultimate triple-threat in this anti-inflammatory, digestive-support elixir. PLUS: Colloidal Silver | RRP $29.95: Made from filtered water and electrically charged fine silver particles, this tasteless and odourless colloidal silver is made to the highest purity and premium quality standards. The new range of Rochway probiotics are available online now from rochway.com.au. New moving guide released to help make moving easier during these uncertain times. 2021-04-07T00:35:28Z new-moving-guide-released-to-help-make-moving-easier-during-these-uncertain-times Had enough of your location, or do you just need to move to get that prized job?  No matter the reason, moving can be a painstaking endeavour. But not to worry, Austate Removals has released a moving guide that will make it that much easier on you, not to mention your back pocket.  The new free guide is titled: The Ultimate Moving Preparation Checklist, so feel free to access this now>> Chris Cornish (Owner) said: “No matter the distance you are moving or whether or not you use a removalist company to move, this detailed guide is designed to make people's lives easier on their next move.”  “With over 30 years of moving experience, we realised there are eight critical dates to moving a house or office, and in the Ultimate Moving Preparation Checklist, we break these dates down and give a checklist for each one”, said Chris.   Overall, if you are moving during the COVID period, this will help make things a little easier, ensuring you do not miss anything important. If you follow the checklist in our guide, you will not only have peace of mind, but it could save you money.  Other key things that this guide will help you with:  Lessening the possibility of breakages.  Missing a bill because you forgot to redirect your mail to the new destination. The important pre-packing tips to ensure your valuables are stored correctly. Ensuring any pets are appropriately prepared and taken care of. How to manage your stress levels as the big day gets closer. At Austate Removals, we are happy to help anyone moving around Australia, and this guide is our way of giving back to anyone moving. Even if you choose not to relocate with us, please still use this guide, and most importantly, stay safe during these difficult times.  For further media information contact:  Chirs Cornish  info@austate.com.au 1800 681 434 https://www.austate.com.au/  Austate Removals has been an Australian owned family business since 1990, and we pride ourselves on our customer service. We know that there are many more moving companies out there in Australia that have been around longer. But to us, this does not mean they are better. Because what matters to us is the service you receive, be it just so tips and guides to help you move yourself to a complete corporate move from Melbourne to Brisbane, we are there to help.