The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-06T01:34:33Z Leading Agent Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate 2019-06-06T01:34:33Z leading-agent-adrian-wilson-launches-ayre-real-estate Sydney City’s leading agent returns to Agency Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate – a new way of doing business in the apartment market Media Release - 6 June 2019 Multi-award winning Real Estate Agent and entrepreneur Adrian Wilson has today launched an innovative apartment focused agency, Ayre Real Estate. Situated on the ground floor of the exclusive Sheraton On The Park hotel, the new venture by Wilson is a strategic move to offer specialised services to the premium apartment market, an area which Wilson believes has significant opportunity for improvement in the level of service, quality of marketing and specialist advice for apartment owners in this growing segment. Adrian Wilson, Founder and Principal of Ayre Real Estate says, “Buying, selling, renting or investing in apartments requires a completely different strategy to typical houses. The common agency structure does not cater well enough for the differences in approach required in order to achieve the best results for these owners. Ayre was created to fill a significant service gap in the Sydney property market at a time when apartment living is in its prime.” Adrian plans to utilise his experience as well as learnings from an Executive MBA at UTS, consulting experience to several developers and a prior executive placement for an ASX listed property company, to propel the new agency's growth. Adrian is perhaps one of the most forward-thinking and well-rounded agents the industry. The former founder of Wilson Property Agents is no stranger to the apartment market or to launching a new agency in a softer market. Back in 2008, Wilson opened his first agency on Hyde Park which went from strength to strength and was twice named one of the fastest growing companies in Australia by BRW Fast 100 awards operating from two prominent offices in Sydney City Amongst other accolades, Wilson Property Agents was awarded two Agency of the Year REINSW Awards for Excellence as well as Boutique Independent Agency of the Year by the Real Estate Business Awards, plus they took out the REINSW Digital Marketing Award prior to acquiring another agency business and then successfully exiting the company via an off-market acquisition in 2014. “There is a significant number of brand-new apartment developments which have recently been completed, are in planning or nearing settlement. These developments, alongside existing residential buildings, tend to be located and offer an attractive lifestyle or investment, especially for downsizers wanting the convenience of inner-city living or a buzzing urban village. Sydney City apartments attract strong interest from owner occupiers, investors, renters and off-plan purchasers, which means the market is more resilient during softer periods due to continued demand across all market segments" said Wilson. "The market for high quality, well located prestige apartments continues to remain relatively strong despite general market conditions. We are very excited to be leading the charge on providing a higher level of service to this market segment and believe the future prospects for our clients in this market are extremely positive,” added Wilson. About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists, delivers apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au For further information, images or to request an interview with Adrian Wilson, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King | rachel@360pr.com.au | 02 9571 4448 Lip Edition: 3 must-haves that will leave you plump and pouting! 2019-06-05T01:28:00Z lip-edition-3-must-haves-that-will-leave-you-plump-and-pouting L’Action Paris has your lips covered with their three new specially formulated essential lip products, enriched with a combination of unique ingredients to hydrate, protect and gently exfoliate. It’s never been easier to keep your lips soft, smooth and plump throughout the winter months! L’Action Paris 1 Minute Solutions – Lip Edition! CC Retinol Lip Balm – RRP $19.95 This velvety balm regenerates lips, restoring vitality and softness. Enriched with Sal butter and Abyssinian oil, lips are moisturised and repaired. The retinol content is released through a process of micro-encapsulation to protect lips and reduce the signs of ageing. The CC lip balm reacts naturally to the pH of your lips, leaving a rosy tint upon application and enhancing the natural colour of your lips. Soft Lip Scrub – RRP $19.95 Gently exfoliate your lips with this gourmet scrub. The sugar crystals effectively exfoliate the skin on your lips. Enriched with soothing and nourishing argan butter, almond butter and jojoba oil, this scrub leaves lips soft, smooth and plumped. Lip Enhancer – RRP $19.95 Containing oligopeptides, this active gloss reshapes lips within a few weeks by giving them fullness, texture and gloss. Apply on its own to the lips for 4 weeks, for a natural look, or over your lipstick for a glossy finish. This product contains Maxi-lip® active which stimulates collagen production, and castor oil for hydrating and soothing purposes. Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The L’Action Paris 1 Minute Solution range is available online at: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au World Oceans Day - Saturday 8 June 2019-06-04T20:33:36Z world-oceans-day-saturday-8-june Ocean Guardian committed to World Oceans Day Improving fish stocks for commercial and recreational fishing, thanks to the new FISH01 Media Release - 5 June 2019 World Oceans Day takes place every 8th of June and is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance the ocean plays in our lives and the ways people can help protect it. Ocean Guardian makes significant efforts to safeguard all marine life and is therefore proud to celebrate World Oceans Day through its commitment to ocean protection and conservation. Powered by Shark Shield® Technology; Ocean Guardian’s shark deterrent systems aren’t just designed to protect you, but also the ocean - eliminating the need for shark nets, drum lines and needless shark culls. Best of all, it doesn’t harm the shark either. The FISH01 by Ocean Guardian; is a successfully-tested new product designed to significantly reduce the number of fish taken by sharks - whilst fishing - therefore protecting fish stocks. Sharks are opportunistic by nature and will naturally single out any food source that appears easy to exploit. No-where is a shark’s opportunistic behaviour more apparent than when fishing. It’s well known among both the commercial and recreational fishing communities that a struggling fish is irresistible to sharks (i.e. known as the shark tax). Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, explains “Fishermen have bag limits set by governments to manage fish stocks, however, because sharks take sometimes 7 out of every 10 fish hooked, a lot more fish die as a result of commercial and recreational fishing than the bag limits intended. The FISH01 significantly reduces the number of fish taken by sharks which then directly contributes to improving our fish stocks and environment. Not to mention, less time moving to different locations in an effort to avoid sharks, results in less fuel burned and less wasted time. A win-win for both angler and the environment”. “The FISH01 has no effect on the targeted fish species. Our Shark Shield® Technology has been developed to specifically take advantage of the highly sensitive electrical receptors called the ‘Ampullae of Lorenzini’ present in a shark’s snout. Since fish are without these receptors, Shark Shield® Technology has no effect on them. For several years now, divers and spear fisherman have reported that their catches have been unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. About Ocean Guardian: The world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Developed over two decades of research and government approved, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, proven to turn sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Our products are the ultimate ocean guardian providing peace of mind for ocean lovers around the world whether you’re boating, fishing, diving, snorkelling or surfing. By using Ocean Guardian products you’ll be supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for lethal shark nets, drumlines, or shark culling, and increasing fish stocks by reducing shark tax. www.ocean-guardian.com For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au IT'S INTERNATIONAL BURGER DAY AND WE ARE CELEBRATING WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE HERMANBURGER PROTEIN BUN 2019-05-27T23:41:45Z its-international-burger-day-and-we-are-celebrating-with-the-launch-of-the-hermanburger-protein-bun We all love a burger! Whether it be a beef, chicken or vegetarian burger, it’s all about the bun and the brand-new HermanBurger Protein Bun will be a game-changer. With nutritional figures that cannot be matched, the HermanBurger Protein Bun is loaded with protein and boasts lower carbohydrates than any other burger bun on the market. The team at Herman Brot are renowned for creating fresh, healthy and nutritious staple foods that are low in carbohydrates, high in protein and are low GI, and the latest addition to their product suite also boasts these outstanding values. The HermanBurger Protein Bun has an incredible 19.3g protein per serve (1 bun), has only 7.7g of carbohydrates and is Low GI=31. Herman Brot owner Christian Coenen’s excitement about the launch of the HermanBurger has superseded how he felt when he launched the company 5 years ago. “All of our products are exceptional and have been well received by consumers, but the market has been craving a burger bun that’s low in carbohydrates, high in protein and low GI and this is it! There’s nothing out there that compares. “Our HermanBurger ticks all the boxes when it comes to creating the perfect burger and we are confident consumers will love it as much as we do,” said Christian. “Made from similar ingredients to our Lower Carb Bread, the HermanBurger is made from pure plant protein making it perfect for vegans & vegetarians. The macros are perfect for people on low carb diets; fitness and health conscious people looking for a protein boost; and people living with type 2 diabetes.” The other incredible products produced by Herman Brot include - 1. Herman Brot Lower Carb Bread The bread has only 5 grams of carbohydrates per serve (2 slices), which is significantly lower than their next freshly baked bread competitor whose product delivers 19.3 grams per serve. As well as having access to such a low carbohydrate bread, Diabetics have been able to put bread back on the menu as it has a GI rating of only 24 and a Glycaemic load of 1, making it the lowest GI bread on the market. The bread also has an astounding 23.9g of protein per serve, making it a perfect source of protein for vegetarians, vegans and anyone looking for a protein alternative. 2.Herman Brot Lower Carb Pasta Boasting 5g of carbohydrate per 100g, an incredible 39.4g of Protein per serve and GI22. With 39.4g of protein this product is an outstanding protein alternative for vegetarians and vegans and those wanting to decrease consumption of non-animal forms of protein. 3. Herman Brot Protein Muesli Available in 3 flavours, this muesli has really made its mark in a category that often boasts not so healthy options.Very low in carbohydrates and low in GI, the highlight of the muesli is the amount of plant protein found in each serve.Peanut Candy = 21.2g/45g serve (47% protein) | Red Fruits = 19.8g/45g serve (44% protein) | Chocolate = 19.9g/45g serve (44% protein). All Herman Brot products feature the 5 Health Star Rating on each product and have all been tested by Sydney University (SUGiRS) who have deemed all products suitable for inclusion in the diets of people living with Type 2 Diabetes. In contrast to the major food and beverage suppliers who fool the consumer with misleading slogans and advertising campaigns, the team at Herman Brot pride themselves on creating good quality nutritional products with packaging that features clear facts and real figures. The HermanBurger Protein Bun is currently being used in select restaurants and café’s in NSW and WA and will be available in more states and direct to consumers in the next few months. For more information visit www.hermanbrot.com.au. To download images - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ho3ceb367ttggab/AAA-y6Xfdl26r16ktEonIIRla?dl=0 + PRODUCT SAMPLING FOR REVIEW AVAILABLE ON REQUEST + World’s most effective shark deterrent proven by French Government Research 2019-05-27T20:28:23Z worlds-most-effective-shark-deterrent-proven-by-french-government-research Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology proven again as the world’s most effective shark deterrent by French Government Research Media Release - 28 May 2019 Following the success of the West Australian Government’s Shark Deterrent Rebate program and several independent studies proving the effectiveness of Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology to deter sharks, now the French Government has released new research conducted in Reunion Island. The research affirms Ocean Guardian has the best deterrent technology available on the market worldwide, proving efficacy on white sharks. Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian said, “Reunion Island has long been known for its sharky waters and countless attacks over the years leading to a ban on surfing in many locations, and the latest shark attack fatality is tragic. Our technology can reduce the risk of shark fatalities and provide peace of mind so people can continue to enjoy the ocean without fear. Just like seat belts, people need to take all possible safety measures to reduce the their risk, including the use of proven shark deterrent devices for surfing, diving and other activities.” The research findings from the French Government present Ocean Guardian as the frontrunner in technology offerings currently on the market and also suggests that other technology being marketed as “shark deterrents” may not actually work and will not protect humans from shark bites as effectively as Shark Shield Technology. The French Government tested and researched a range of products, including ESharkForce, No Shark, RPELA and Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM7, FREEDOM+ Surf and SCUBA7. Key findings from the latest research conducted by the French Government: Ocean Guardan’s Shark Shield Technology demonstrates efficacy on the white shark*. No safety product can be effective at 100% (seat belts, airbags, life jackets) however with the Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf the Ocean Guardian devices clearly produce the strongest electrical field. At 1M from the centre of the electrodes, the electrical field of the other devices reach only 36% (RPela) and 18% (NoShark) of the electrical field intensity of Shark Shield Technology*. Other devices (excluding Ocean Guardian) all have more or less long "dead times" during which there is no electric field in the water between the pulses*. This research indicates that the presence of an activated RPELA-v1 has no significant effect on the number of bait interactions and bites compared to an non-existent RPELA-v1*. Two-time World Surfing Champion, Tom Carroll said, “Ocean’s Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf has been specifically designed for surfers to protect themselves while out in the ocean doing what they love most, without impacting on performance and it doesn’t harm marine life. To me it’s a win win situation – my family and I have the peace of mind that I’ll be safe and we’re not culling sharks in their natural habitat, as essentially we’re the ones intruding.” Lindsay adds, “We are not surprised by the impressive results, and pleased to have the support of the French Government. Our company is proud to produce effective shark deterrent devices and it’s great to be recognised. Shield Technology has been independently tested by multiple Shark Scientists and government research teams, including the NSW Department of Industries and now more recently the French Government.” www.oceanguardian.com.au *Research results of experimental tests on personal protective devices with electric shark deterrents by the French Government. About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, are the makers of the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin 2019-05-20T01:50:05Z discover-the-secret-ingredient-to-younger-looking-skin Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin Ceramide and Vitamin E Skin Oil from Africa Media Release - May 2019 We all want younger looking skin, so it’s never too early to prevent the visible signs of ageing. Thanks to BodyPlus Skin Oil you can now keep those wrinkles at bay to ensure your skin remains looking soft and youthful for longer! CEO of McGloins Supertex Nick Barnes says, “It’s so important to look after our skin no matter what age you are. You can also use it when you’re young to keep skin looking amazing, or when you’re older as the active ingredients ceramide and Vitamin E inject moisture into the skin to help rewind the effects of ageing”. The secret lies within BodyPlus Skin Oil’s active ingredient ceramide, which works to capture and bind moisture to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. BodyPlus Skin Oil is also enriched with Vitamin E, which aids in the prevention of dry and flaky skin. Ceramide has long been used as an anti-ageing agent as it helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention. Ceramide is found naturally in the outer layer of the skin but ceramide levels decline with age, leaving skin looking tired and dry. Key benefits and various uses of BodyPlus Skin Oil include: Everyday moisturiser Safely treats stretch marks Treats sunburn Lightens dark spots Heals drying fingernails Reverses premature skin ageing Acts as cleansing agent Soothes pain from cold sores Suitable for men and women of all ages Helps to treat eczema BodyPlus Skin Oil works best when applied twice a day for at least three months. High in Vitamin E and Ceramides, use BodyPlus as an intensive face and body moisturiser, bath oil or after sun treatment. BodyPlus Skin Oil is available at Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au for an RRP of $19.95. L’Action 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks 2019-05-20T01:39:05Z laction-2-in-1-ritual-face-masks It’s never been easier to bring the spa treatment into your home with the new range of 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks by L’Action Paris. With four different nourishing masks in the range, enriched with a combination of unique ingredients to detoxify and hydrate the skin, you can achieve the day spa feeling in the comfort of your home in just 12 minutes! The simple 2-step process works to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin, offering a complete treatment in one easy to use product. Available in four different treatments, each product contains an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the scrub and rinse off then follow with the mask for velvety smooth skin! L’Action Paris Ritual 2 in 1 Mask Hydrating Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – The creamy scrub is enriched with minerals and sea salt from the Iroise Sea to cleanse the skin and eliminate impurities. The mask contains white clay, Shea butter and sweet orange essential oils to regenerate and capture moisture. Cocoa Soothing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Enriched with cocoa shell powder and orange peel powder, this scrub delivers gentle exfoliation and promotes skin protection. The mask contains Shea and cocoa butter to effectively improve the skin’s moisture levels and boost skin elasticity. Coconut Nourishing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Specially formulated for dry skin, this nourishing scrub contains coconut shell powder and sunflower oil to eliminate dead skin cells and prevent dehydration. Enriched with coconut oil, the mask will leave your skin feeling intensely smooth and moisturised. Detox Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Infused with Chinese green tea leaves, this scrub will detoxify and protect your skin by eliminating toxins to reduce the visible signs of ageing. The mask is enriched with castor oil to leave the skin feeling purified and soothed. Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The L’Action Paris 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks are available online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au AMWAY CHINA 2019: ENCORE PRODUCE NATURE INSPIRED LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR 6,000 IN CAIRNS 2019-05-19T23:37:34Z amway-china-2019-encore-produce-nature-inspired-leadership-seminar-for-6-000-in-cairns Media release: 20 May 2019 AMWAY CHINA 2019: ENCORE PRODUCE NATURE INSPIRED LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR 6,000 IN CAIRNS SEVEN WAVES OF GUESTS TREATED TO AN EVENT SPECTACULAR IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND Amway China returned to Australia for the sixth time with more than 6,000 guests for their annual 2019 Leadership Seminar, this time held in Cairns. Seven waves of guests attended the seminar and incentive program between 21 March – 15 April. Designed and organised by Encore Event Technologies, the guests were treated to a spectacular experience including artificial reality, multimedia and robotics show, choreographed dancers and a live concert for the main act. Encore designed an immersive environment for the Gala Program. The design included a 270-degree giant screen that wrapped around the inside of the venue, table-theming which incorporated lighting design, customised soundscapes and roaming performers. All elements came together to take the delegates on a journey through the dinner theme: ‘From the Rainforest to the Reef’. The Gala Dinner Opening sequence featured the edgy Million Volt Man. The entertainment also included the artistic and beautiful Fabric Ballet and an augmented reality act incorporating a choreographed performer attached to a robotic arm. A major highlight was the ‘underwater section’ of the evening’s journey. The ‘Fish Medley’ act included a singing and dancing animated multimedia fish on computer controlled Robotic LED screens that moved with the music. Custom designed tropical reef inspired centrepieces decorated the tables, each individually lit with both intelligent pin-spotting and wireless dmx battery powered lighting. In addition, illuminous head dresses were supplied to delegates, so that they could feel part of the theming for the event. At the completion of the four performance segments, delegates were treated to an amazing high energy performance by The Voice China star Uni Yeh performing with a live band and a team of local dancers. “The guests were blown away by the 270-degree multimedia projection, holographic projection and synchronized robotics. The creative event design was matched with cutting-edge use of technology to create an amazing experience for guests,” said Encore’s Show Producer Andrew MacColl. Amway chose to enhance the attendee experience by selecting a new and unusual venue for the event and the newly constructed wing of the Australian Artillery and Armoury Museum (AAAM) was perfect for both the Gala Dinner and Business Sessions. The venue is the largest military vehicle museum on the southern hemisphere. The delegates were treated to a specially created Tank Show in the parklands behind the museum featuring some of the best of these rare and historical vehicles, including dramatic gun blasts and explosions created with pyrotechnics. However, this unique venue presented major challenges as an event venue; it came without rated rigging points, three-phase power, guest Wi-Fi facilities and air-conditioning. “Working in such a unique venue had its challenges, but also many benefits in that it allowed our team the opportunity to maximise their creativity to bring to life a blank canvas. Special Event Director, John Schryver designed a truly unique and immersive experience which will undoubtedly be remembered long after the event. The team bought his design to life and delivered the series of events flawlessly” said Mr Magafa. Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director, Encore, said it was an honour to work with Amway China again especially in such an iconic and unique Australian location. “The team have been engaged in meticulous planning for months after winning the bid to manage this event. On-site we managed 20 days of install and rehearsals. Then the team delivered both Business Sessions and the Gala Dinner for each of the seven waves. “Our goal was to create an event that showcased the beauty of Far North Queensland while also demonstrating what is possible for a creative business event. Our talented team achieved all this and more, in a challenging venue. This event will go down in Encore history as one of the best,” said Mr Chamberlain. -ends- For media enquiries and interviews with featured Encore team members, please contact: Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au Brittany Rogers, Account Coordinator, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 481 464 823 | brittany@zadroagency.com.au Images: High resolution images available upon request to Brittany Rogers or click here. The set up for the Gala Dinner Tank display at the Australian Artillery and Armoury Museum (AAAM) The Million Volt Man Uni Yeh performing with The Voice China star Z Chen Dancers performing during the underwater section of the night ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES Encore Event Technologies is a leading global provider of audio visual, event technology and production services at over 460 hotels, resorts and convention centres worldwide. With roots in staging and production services, Encore delivers comprehensive and innovative audio visual and staging services that cater to the unique needs of hotels, hotel-casinos and resorts across North America, including Mexico, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and is the premier one-stop shop for event planning, design and staging and production services. For more information, visit www.encore-anzpac.com ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA Encore Event Technologies in Asia is on site at many of the premium hotels in China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. The Beijing head office also services many major corporate clients and offers full event production services, from event design and production management to audiovisual, technical, video, creative and digital services. Our teams know how to convey your message and deliver the most compelling event solution possible. For more information visit www.encore-asia.com Feed the Planet: Australia-Based Accelerator Drives Multi-Million Dollar Boost For Global Food and AgTech Startups 2019-05-15T03:13:28Z feed-the-planet-australia-based-accelerator-drives-multi-million-dollar-boost-for-global-food-and-agtech-startups Orange, New South Wales – May 15, 2019: A clutch of the world’s leading start-ups working on innovative food and agricultural technology, including solar-powered WiFi, laser-based indoor farm lighting systems, and a ground-breaking online lending platform, have joined SparkLabs Cultiv8 and are now on the fast track to Australia’s largest AgTech demo day to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 10 September. They follow in the footsteps of the first cohort of SparkLabs Cultiv8 companies which graduated from the world leading food and ag tech accelerator in 2018 and have since enjoyed spectacular success raising a total of $17 million throughout the year, and now racking up strong international sales and partnerships with leading companies. The companies in the 2019 SparkLabs Cultiv8 cohort hail from Australia, Israel, the US, and Saudi Arabia and are destined for similar success. Each startup has received an investment of up to $100,000 seed funding from the SparkLabs Cultiv8 accelerator. Over the next couple of months, the cohort participants will work closely with local and international mentors to accelerate their progress. Participants in the program will also benefit from the resources of Asia’s largest accelerator group, SparkLabs and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries with cohort participants able to access the space and resources of the Global AgTech Ecosystem (GATE) located in Orange, NSW. According to Guy Hudson, Executive Director of SparkLabs Cultiv8, “We already know that by mid-century the global population will be nearly 10 billion and demand for food will soar 75 per cent with half of that demand coming from Asia. By working with the world’s leading food and agtech companies now, SparkLabs Cultiv8 is able to help tackle that challenge by accelerating these start-ups’ progress. Our model is for seasoned entrepreneurs to work with new founders to grow their businesses, maximise their impact and provide access to international networks of investors, customers and partners.” This year’s SparkLabs Cultiv8 cohort includes: Agrinet – an Australian company that has developed affordable solar powered on-farm WiFi overcoming mobile blackspots and helping to simplify and streamline farm management. InnerPlant – the world’s first biosensor sentinel plant platform, developed by a US-based startup, that senses plant changes at a molecular level, alerting farmers to allow instant action. Oaesis – based in Saudi Arabia, Oaesis is developing laser-based lighting systems for indoor farming that dramatically improve efficiency and reduce energy and watering costs. MPT – an Australia-based business using sensors located in specially designed farm equipment to measure moisture in soil, collecting data that can be used to optimise planting and yields. SIPP – an Australian company changing the way we think about coffee. They’ve developed a unique range of functional beverages packaged in sustainable home compostable packaging with $1 from every pouch sold donated to organisations dedicated to making our planet more sustainable. The Training Paddock –an Australian-developed online skills management system providing farmers with insights about workers’ skills, and steers and validates workers’ professional development. Traive – initially being rolled out in Brazil, Traive is an online lending platform using artificial intelligence and big data to support new risk-reduced lending opportunities in agriculture. The highly successful graduates of the 2018 SparkLabs Cultiv8 program include James Tyler, which has built a multi-channel platform now selling leading Australian produce through some of China’s largest “new retail” customers including AliBaba’s Hema store. They are now the largest exporter of fresh Australian dairy to China and raised $1.4m from Australian private and institutional investors to fund their expansion. Farmbot secured a national alliance with leading agriculture merchandise supplier, Ruralco, that will see Farmbot distributed nationally across some 600 stores. Hydroleap signed a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal with their largest client yet while Ripe.io completed a $US2.4 million seed round with investors including Maersk Ventures. About SparkLabs Cultiv8 SparkLabs Cultiv8 (www.sparklabscultiv8.com) is a startup Food and Ag Tech Accelerator founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and launched in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and SparkLabs, Asia’s largest accelerator group. The focus is on helping entrepreneurs to go global, working with startup companies from the Ag, Food, Sustainability and Technology sectors. The mentorship-driven accelerator program is six months long and provides funding, office space, a tailored program and access to a top-tier network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and executives. The Accelerator program is supported by partners including MinterEllison, The MLA Donor Company, KPMG, CISCO and the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). ENDS 1000 HOUR Sponsors Tigerlily Show @ MBFWA 2019 2019-05-13T06:18:32Z 1000-hour-sponsors-tigerlily-show-mbfwa-2019 1000 HOUR sponsors Tigerlily’s first Fashion Week in 17 Years Get the look from Tigerlily’s comeback Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019 Show Media Release - May 2019 1000 HOUR, the iconic Australian brand behind some of the most sought after and innovative DIY beauty staples, including the ever-popular artificial lashes, graced the catwalk at one of the most highly anticipated shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, in Sydney this afternoon. On the eve of Tigerlily's 20th Birthday and comeback show; models were sporting dainty and natural looking 1000 HOUR Eyelashes by 1000 HOUR Lash Director Melanie Burnicle – in collaboration with Makeup Artist Lara Karamian for Lancôme this fresh natural sun kissed look was created for the show. Tigerlily shares the same youthful curiosity as the 1000 HOUR brand. Tigerlily CEO Chris Buchanan said, "Tigerlily is one of Australia's most admired and respected brands. At Fashion Week, we will be presenting a more elevated apparel offering - think linens, silks and luxe fabrications, new swim silhouettes with classic Tigerlily prints. We’re proud to be supported by iconic Australian DIY beauty brand, 1000 HOUR, as our lash sponsor for such a special show for Tigerlily.” The show’s 1000 HOUR Lash Director and Makeup Artist Melanie Burnicle said, “My secret to creating a natural look for Tigerlily’s show was 1000 HOUR's individual lashes. I love working with Australian brands and 1000 HOUR lashes are easy to apply especially in a fast paced environment like backstage. The lashes are great for creating anything from a fresh faced day look or adding a some fabulous drama to your makeup.” Melanie’s step-by-step how-to and top tips to create the natural lash look sported on the runway today: Step 1 - Curl your lashes Curl your lashes! This helps to create a base for the false lashes and allows for a seamlessly natural look. Doing this before Mascara helps to protect your lashes from breakage. If you choose to curl once mascara is applied be very gentle and careful on releasing lashes as mascara will stick the lashes to the curler. Step 2 - Apply mascara Apply mascara before applying false lashes. This helps create structure and allows you to better judge the placement of the individual lashes especially for the natural look. Mel’s Tip: Re-applying mascara at the end of the process will add more drama to the look. Step 3 - Prep individual lashes Apply a small amount of lash glue to the back of your hand and allow it dry a little (this means you don’t need to sit still for as long waiting for it to dry on the eye) and line up the Individual lashes close to the glue so you can see what you are working with. Mel’s Tip: If you need to, trim the individual false lashes before applying to ensure they aren’t too much longer than your natural lashes. This will help the false lashes to blend, creating a really natural look. Step 4 - Use tweezers to apply each lash Use tweezers so you can angle the lash application and help you to place the lashes flat into your lash line. Remember to make sure that the lashes don’t sit higher on the skin. If so, they will be visible especially in a natural makeup look. Mel’s Tip: Remember to look at your eye shape as most eyes aren’t symmetrical, so you may need 3 lashes on one eye and 4 on the other. If your brows sit low, don’t add too much length in the lashes you apply on inner corners as it will create a smaller eyelid. If your eyes are very round, don’t apply lashes right on the outer corner as it will follow your eye shape and drag the eye down and not lift it up for a youthful appearance. 1000 HOUR Individual Lashes are available in two styles Short to Medium and Medium to Long RRP $9.49. 1000 HOUR's range of false lashes are available in Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. For further information, images or product samples, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 0434 820 542 – rachel@360pr.com.au Warm up this winter with JURA 2019-05-08T01:11:25Z warm-up-this-winter-with-jura With the weather cooling down, nothing beats settling down for the night with a warm cup of coffee. Bringing barista quality coffee into your home, JURA has you covered when you are looking for something a little more adventurous than your average cup of Joe. Taking your favourite coffee recipes and transforming them, JURA’s winter favourites will have you looking at coffee in a different light. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “At JURA we are all about taking your coffee experience to the next level. We want you to enjoy the best possible coffee in the comfort of your own home and when it comes to coffee there are no limits. Warming you from the inside out, we invite you to explore different ways to enjoy your favourite coffee. Test out our favourite winter recipes using our new ENA 8 machine range, or any JURA machine.” With 75% of Australians daily coffee drinkers, JURA has unveiled their favourite winter recipes to help you get through the colder months. Winter Café Mélange Ingredients (1 Serving) + 1 JURA coffee (90ml Coffee) + 250ml whipping cream + 2tsp cocoa powder +10ml chocolate syrup +1 generous pinch ground cardamom Combine cream, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and cardamom into a tall container and whip until soft peaks. Prepare a JURA coffee in a small latte macchiato glass and top with the whipped cream mixture. Hot Russian Ingredients (1 Serving) + 45ml JURA espresso +10ml vanilla syrup +20ml Vodka +100ml whipping cream +1 ice cube In a shaker add the cream and ice cube and shake for 20 seconds. Prepare a JURA espresso on a separate glass and add the vodka and vanilla syrup. Finally slide the chilled whipped cream carefully into the glass to form two layers. JURA’s new ENA 8 range is available in Metropolitan Black, Sunset Red, Nordic White RRP $1,899 and ENA 8 Massive Aluminium, RRP $2,699. JURA ENA 8 is available now online at www.au.jura.com, selected electrical retailers, department stores and independent and specialty outlets. New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? 2019-04-28T20:20:40Z sick-of-shark-tax-losing-your-fish-catch-to-sharks Sick of shark tax, losing your fish catch to sharks? Introducing Ocean Guardian’s FISH01 – Powered by Shark Shield Technology Media Release - 29 April 2019 Raising high quality fish species from the depths can be a demoralizing experience if sharks are in attendance. Thanks to the latest innovation from Ocean Guardian, the new FISH01 has been specifically developed for the fishing industry to improve catch rates by reducing shark tax. The new device is powered by Shark Shield Technology, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, and has been proven to prevent the majority of shark species from attacking hooked fish, improving efficiency and resulting in less time at sea. Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, says, “The major outcome from a trial using Shark Shield Technology conducted by the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council indicated that electrical shark deterrents do deter the majority of shark's species from attacking hooked fish.” “For many years we have known that both recreational and commercial fishermen have been using our Shark Shield Technology to significantly improve catch rates, we are now very excited to deliver a product specifically designed to meet their needs, the FISH01” Key features of the FISH01: Dramatically reduces collateral damage from sharks Between 10-12 hours of battery life – continuous operation Protective field up to 15 meters deep and 6 meters wide Maximum operating depth of 200m Available for pre-order online, shipping June 2019 How to use the FISH01: 20 meters or less depth: Position half way between the surface and the bottom thereby creating a broad zone from the surface to the bottom. Greater than 20 meters depth: It can be impossible to predict where in the water column sharks are likely to strike your fish. Position close to the sharks, as deep as 200m. “The FISH01 has no effect on the target fish species. Shark Shield Technology has been developed to specifically take advantage of the highly sensitive electrical receptors called the "Ampullae of Lorenzini" present in a shark’s snout. As fish are without these receptors Shark Shield Technology has negligible effect on them. Divers and Spear fishers have also observed that fish are unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. www.ocean-guardian.com About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au New JURA Z6 with Artificial Intelligence 2019-04-11T03:01:40Z new-jura-z6-with-artificial-intelligence The New JURA Z6 With Artificial Intelligence Media Release - April 2019 JURA Australia is excited to announce the highly anticipated Z6 in Diamond Black with added Artificial Intelligence making it the smartest, and most reliable coffee machine to date. After extensive testing with software engineers, JURA have finally perfected the algorithm for AI. Now, the new Z6 now takes care of programming and customising the start screen automatically. After repetitive use, the coffee machine will intelligently track the drinking behaviours of its user and will only present the most used drinks on the front screen according to their top four favourite coffee specialties. In addition to this smart technology, a new Professional Aroma Grinder has been integrated into the machine, which not only allows for a greater aroma, but also produces less sound adding to the sleek and elegant look of the Diamond Black design. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “The innovative and sophisticated design and functionality of the JURA Z6 changes the way we think about traditional coffee machines. We are so excited for this machine to land in Australia so that consumers can experience first-hand just how intelligent the Z6 really is.” “With the integration of AI, the Z6 is now even more intuitive to use and has totally redefined the at-home coffee drinking experience. The added diamond black design will be a man’s new best friend,” adds George. Along with some of the existing features, the Z6 with AI also includes the following: A Professional Aroma Grinder for ideal grinding results and reduced noise. A new fluid system that enhances the variety to include more barista specialties including espresso doppio. AI which automatically adapts the start screen to personal preferences. 
 A high-tech two-component method creates a Diamond Black design with a sense of depth 22 coffee specialties at the touch of a button. 3.5” TFT user-friendly colour display Automatic switchover from milk to milk foam 10 levels of adjustable coffee strength New sculptural designed water tank The JURA Z6 is available now for RRP $3,950 from au.jura.com, and selected Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Winnings and independent stores. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. www.au.jura.com Finishing Touches - Justine's Top Tips 2019-04-10T05:19:19Z finishing-touches-justines-top-tips The Importance of Finishing Touches Justine Wilson’s top tips to inject a little more life into your home Media Release - April 2019 It’s often the little details that help make a house feel more like a home. Those simple finishing touches - a pop of colour, a scented candle or a glorious artwork, can brighten up any space and make every room feel stylish and complete! Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has shared her top tips on how to select and incorporate the right accessories into your home so that every space feels fresh and elegant. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we believe it’s so easy and so worthwhile to make your home look and feel just that little bit nicer. Don’t underestimate the importance of finishing touches – whether you’re doing up your own home to enjoy, setting up a rental property or staging a property for sale. You don’t have to spend a fortune renovating or redecorating your entire property, it’s as simple as adding the right accessories!” Justine’s top tips on how to add finishing touches to your home: Select an accent colour and utilise it throughout the home – Coordinating a room just like the professionals is easy, just choose a colour to carry throughout your home and accentuate it with accessories. Only a pop of colour is needed, for example a splash of dusty pink in an artwork can be repeated through pink cushions on the lounge, pink flowers or vases on the coffee table. Jazz up the dining table – A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average. Fresh seasonal flowers, candles or greenery in a simple vase paired with stylish cutlery and dinnerware helps to create a polished finish. Create an atmosphere in your outdoor spaces – It’s important not to forget about the outdoor spaces, so dress them the same as you would inside to create flow and continuity. Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience. Don’t neglect the bathroom – Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space. Hide away all your daily products and add a vase of fresh flowers, some perfumes and bath salts to the vanity to create the feeling of an elegant day spa. Spruce up your bedroom – A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw. You can repeat an accent colour that you’ve used elsewhere in the home or mix it up and try adding a contrasting colour to brighten up the space. Matching bedside tables and lamps and a dresser will also help create harmony in the space. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au