The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-11-22T02:54:59Z The perfect one-style-fits-all summer sandal launches in Sydney 2017-11-22T02:54:59Z the-perfect-one-style-fits-all-summer-sandal-launches-in-sydney-1 Move over Birkenstocks and Toms, here’s a one-style-fits-all sandal that is comfy, looks good, does good and here in time for summer. The TD001 by Twodeck Brand is inspired by the standard issue sandal for the British Royal Navy 30 years ago, and for every pair sold, five books will be issued to the not-for-profit Room to Read Australia, focused on girls' education and children's literacy in Asia and Africa. The sandals are available in black and natural leather for men, and blue, black, green, red, yellow and natural leather for women. “I joined the British Royal Navy nearly 30 years ago and I still have the sandals I wore every day working on the submarines. We used the Royal Navy design to produce a hard wearing sandal perfect for the Australian summer ideal whether you are going to work, on a Sunday morning stroll with a coffee or catching up with friends,” says Mike Todd, Founder of Twodeck Brand.  Twodeck Brand began 1 July this year and has the ambitious goal of one million pairs of sandals sold and five million books delivered to Room to Read Australia in the next seven years. “The sandal is available on our website and it’s great to see the feedback we are getting already. Our customers love comfort, love style and want a sandal that will last forever, and the TD001 delivers,” says Mike. The TD001 retails at $149.95 a price that ensures each partner who are part of the production process a fair and equitable ability to ply their trade legally and ethically in their own country. From factory to consumer, price discrimination is carefully monitored. “Partnering with Room to Read Australia mirrors our philosophy on reading whether it is escapism of the everyday or a resource to function day to day. Which is why we also introduced the Ship’s Library - the Twodeck Brand book club – whereby each month the Twodeck team select a book they will dedicate time within their work days to read. “At the end of each month, we talk about the book we’ve read, what we learnt and what it meant. And so it’s not just us waffling on about the books we love... five customers per month will receive a copy of our Ship’s Library book with their TD001 order - because the best part about reading is sharing stories,” says Mike. Mike has more than 20 years in the shoe industry running brand agency, Twodeck Agency, a Sydney based sales agency that launches and manages international distribution for lifestyle footwear brands across the Asia Pacific. As part of the launch of TD001, Mike learnt how to make the shoes himself in a boutique, eclectic shoe factory, on Paramatta Road called School of Footwear.  The sandals are made in Portugal and shipped to Australia. Following the launch in Australia, the sandals will be launched in the UK and the USA for their 2018 summer.  See the full range at Terror in Australia makes Peace Day even more vital 2014-09-19T02:24:28Z terror-in-australia-makes-peace-day-even-more-vital Australia has been awoken to the need for peace, both within our country and on a global level, just days before International Peace Day will be celebrated. The timing is rather eerie, but it serves to show how much work must be done before we achieve peace.   In the last few days, headlines about the recent raids in Sydney and Brisbane, and the feared backlash have flooded our newsfeeds. It’s clear that Australia’s general public is no longer just a spectator to international conflicts. Prime Minister Tony Abbot has revealed that the terrorism plots that were foiled by the raids were very close to being carried out. This alarming news has forced Australians to realise the global reach of conflicts that we believed might never impact us, which has made peace an even more poignant issue.   The need has arisen for Australians to take a stand, with the rest of the world, for peace. Peace One Day, the organisation behind International Peace Day, has over 470 million supporters worldwide. This year, Australia can support Peace Day through an event that is aligned with and supported by Peace One Day and the United Nations; the Sydney Peace Day Festival.   The Sydney Peace Day Festival will be held this Sunday, the 21st of September, at the iconic Bondi Pavilion. 5% of the proceeds of the day will be given to White Ribbon Australia. Visit the Sydney Peace Day website for more information about the event:   The founders of the Sydney Peace Day Festival are available for comment.   Media contact For more information and interviews contact: Karen Morris Underground Communications 02 8065 8827 or 0408 559 400 Targus® announces a fresh collection of cases for the new iPad® 2012-03-21T00:02:41Z media-release-targus-announces-a-fresh-collection-of-cases-for-the-new-ipad Targus cases for the New iPad deliver fashionable colours and styles for users who travel light and those who need enhanced protection and functionality, available as soon as your new iPad is! SYDNEY, Australia. – 21 March 2012– Targus Australia, supplier of the world’s top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, today announced five new cases specifically designed for the new iPad. Targus is one of the first to market with this innovative assortment of engaging and highly featured cases for the new iPad that come in a variety of colours and designs to fit any taste, style, budget and need. “With recent stats in the media indicating the rapid increase of tablet sales, the iPad has become a personal extension for each user,” said Christian Erlenwein, Marketing Manager of Targus ANZ. “Each of our cases for the new iPad was designed to specifically meet the individual needs of a variety of iPad users. The cases combine fresh new designs and broadly appealing colors using premium materials and finishes to enhance the overall experience. Our Slim and Elegant Cases offer a light and functional solution that complements the iPad, while our Higher Utility Cases offer the utmost in protection and function.” Targus cases for the new iPad are available immediately for purchase at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and most leading mobile device retailers. For more information about colours, designs and availability, visit Slim and Elegant Cases Simply Basic Cover The name says it all. This simple yet fashionable case offers a slim, lightweight design so you can carry your iPad between meetings or slip it into a bigger laptop case for travel. It also offers a convenient magnetic on/off feature and a soft lining for screen protection. The durable exterior easily wipes clean and protects your iPad from scrapes and bumps. It is available in a trendy selection of colours including graphite black (THZ158AU) and orange (THZ15802AU) at an RRP of $29.95. Slim Case Feel confident transporting your iPad with Targus’ Slim Case. This thin and durable case allows for multiple viewing angles and includes a magnetic on/off feature that enables auto-sleep mode and helps preserve battery life. It offers added protection with less bulk. Lined with premium soft-touch material, the Slim Case will protect your iPad from scrapes and scratches. The exterior is made from a high quality, water-resistant material that easily wipes clean. Available in indigo blue (THD00605AU) and charcoal grey (THD00602AU). It is available at an RRP of $59.95. Higher Utility Cases Vuscape Targus’ new Vuscape offers just about everything you would need in an iPad case - from the magnetic on/off feature and three different hands-free viewing angles, to the clever stylus storage, premium soft-touch lining and a durable water-resistant, padded exterior. This attractive, streamlined case is available in graphite black (THZ157AU) at an RRP of $49.95. Business Folio and Stand Perfect for pros on-the-go, Targus’ new Business Folio for the iPad combines professionalism with style and offers a magnetic on/off feature and plenty of storage for business cards, IDs and a stylus or pen. This all-in-one case also includes a separate compartment for the included notepad and reusable CleanVu screen cleaning pad. The Business Folio also converts into a stand making hands free viewing possible. It is available in a black (THZ155AU) and red (THZ15504AU) at an RRP of $69.95. VersavuTM One of the most popular iPad cases is now also available for the new iPad. The VersavuTM offers the ultimate viewing experience with its patent-pending 360 degree rotating mechanism allowing users to view the iPad in both landscape and portrait modes. With four different viewing angles, you can easily read, view, chat and type on your iPad. It is ideal for work or on-the-go and includes storage for a stylus. The Versavu’s wipe-clean exterior and premium soft-touch lining safeguards your case and iPad from dirt, scratches or bumps. It is available in black (THZ156AU) and charcoal grey (THZ15602AU) at an RRP of $69.95. About TargusTargus Group International, Inc. pioneered the mobile accessory category with their invention of the laptop case over 25 years ago. Founded in 1983, they partnered with corporations, retailers, and OEMs to provide the best possible protection for notebook PCs. Targus continues to define and shape the market for mobile computing cases and accessories offering innovative and relevant solutions for today’s mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. As the leading global supplier of portable solutions, Targus have offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. # # # Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units, high-resolution images or executive interviews, please contact Karen Morris on (02) 8065 8827 or Targus and the Targus logo are registered trademarks of Targus Group International, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Avery Dennison breaks into the small business market with a new branding and merchandising range for cost-effective packaging & retail options 2011-10-12T03:19:27Z avery-dennison-breaks-into-the-small-business-market-with-a-new-branding-and-merchandising-range-for-cost-effective-packaging-amp-retail-options Fortune 500 Company Avery Dennison will release its latest range of products to the Australian and New Zealand markets, and in doing so will be embracing the needs of the small and micro-business owner, a brand new target market for the multi-national company. The Avery Branding & Merchandising range, available in stores in November 2011, is designed to help small business owners establish their brand as niche and ‘much sought after’ right from the time of launch. “This product range encompasses everything a small business needs to create a professional brand at an affordable price,” says Cannis Fong, Senior Product Manager at Avery Office Products Australia. “When you’re just starting out with a new product such as a new beauty or food range, or as a retailer, it can be hard to create packaging that looks professional because the costs are usually prohibitive. The Avery Branding & Merchandising Range makes professional labeling and packaging accessible to businesses with a very limited budget.” The product range includes multiple sized and shaped labels, in glossy white and kraft brown finishes, wet-resistant labels ideal for liquid containers such as wine bottles, printable bag toppers, ideal for hand crafted creations such as pot pourri, printable tags with ties, removable shelf tags, removable wall and window signs and much more. “A business owner can create a fully-branded range of packaging and shelf displays to work with all of their product range as well as gift packaging, shopping bags and in-store signage,” adds Fong. The range of products recently launched in Australia at the My Biz Expo in Sydney on 6th & 7th October where they were featured on the products of two Australian small businesses. “By showcasing two Australian businesses we can really demonstrate how this product range will help to build the brand of a small business right from the beginning. The businesses are a prime example of the challenges a small business owner faces when they are trying to establish themselves in the marketplace,” says Fong. The Avery range also offers flexibility to a business owner at a time where they may be experimenting with the right look for their brand, may need to update information because of rapid growth or may be adding new products to their range and aren’t in a financial position to commit to a long print run on labels and packaging. The Avery print to the edge technology means that a small business owner can achieve a stylish, professional look that is normally only available from a professional printing organization. The products are available in a number of different pack sizes, from 10 labels in the Removable Retail Signs packs to 180 Glossy White Oval Labels, with a range of sizes in between. This gives business owners the flexibility of producing as much or as little as they need. The range will be available in Officeworks from November 2011. To see the full range of products available visit About Avery Avery Dennison isrecognised worldwide for being industry leaders in office products. For 75 years the company has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and organisation and identification products for offices and consumers. They are known for bringing reliable and innovative products to the market continually focusing on new product development and technology. For more information visit Launch of new approach to teen drug awareness program receives positive feedback from schools and community 2011-08-25T02:03:25Z launch-of-new-approach-to-teen-drug-awareness-program-receives-positive-feedback-from-schools-and-community A new approach to drug awareness was launched by Northern Beaches GP, Doctor Themi Garagounis (Doctor TG) at Dee Why RSL Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on 23rd August.At this special launch event Doctor TG showcased a new presentation program that he will take into schools aimed at helping teens to recognise when their mates need intervention and help, as well as knowing how to deal with a crisis situation that can occur at any time when drugs, alcohol and partying are involved.Doctor TG, author, media commentator, speaker and medical practitioner for over 22 years took to the stage to give attendees a presentation that didn’t just confront the reality of drug use and overdose, but provided the teens with practical advice and help with how to deal with different situations. It encouraged teens to act, and take a mature and positive response that means they reach for the phone to dial 000 rather than being afraid the consequences.Following Doctor TG’s presentation the open forum discussion with special guests, Michael Robertson and Vic Mauro from The Manly Sea Eagles, and Kerri Pottharst, Eagles Angel and Olympic Gold Medal winner, gave the audience a chance to get a feel for how teens can change their approach to this issue and what the consequences can be of taking illicit drugs in terms of meltdown and physical reaction.“I have seen day in and day out, the problems teens encounter when it comes to drugs through my medical practice” says Doctor TG. “One of the main themes coming out in the media, both here and overseas at the moment, is that the thing that’s having the most effect on drug related deaths is the lack of action, or bystanders being indecisive and acting too late to do something to help.” “My main aim is to try and give our youth the take-away concept of at the very least, calling 000 and staying until help arrives, as soon as you recognise that something is wrong. In a recent study, 1 in 4 teenagers admitted to taking drugs which means that 3 out of 4 are not. Dr Themi wants to capitalise on the fact there is a community of non drug takers, he wants to mobilise them and encourage positive peer pressure to ensure the youth of today live long, happy and healthy lives.The response from the schools was clear, this program needs to be introduced to help give young people strategies to deal with any situation.Lyn Christie, Acting Principal at NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, said, “I believe it is a very worthwhile message to give to young people today. The presentation will help to give young people strategies to deal with unexpected situations that they might find themselves in. It will complement the Crossroads Personal Development program that currently operates in our school.”This sentiment was echoed by Trent Masters, Year 11 Coordinator at St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly. “It would be ignorant to think that our students will never be affected in some way by drug use, either as a user or a friend. But it goes beyond just informing students about the effects of drug use. If students can receive strategies on how to handle a difficult and potentially life threatening situation, they won’t feel threatened by the situation but will feel empowered to make responsible choices for all concerned.”The 3 Minutes launch was supported by the Dee Why RSL club and Freshwater Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank.“We were thrilled to hear of this new initiative starting on the northern beaches and eager to support Doctor Themi getting his important message out to local schools. His focus on educating teens to identify drug and alcohol abuse amongst their peers is a strategy all Australian schools could consider implementing into their own community,” says Melanie Carson, Business Development Officer at Freshwater Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. The program will now be rolled out into schools across Sydney and will provide hands-on practical sessions to the students, as well as optional parental sessions aimed at recognising signs of drug use and how to support children through this.About 3 Minutes 3 Minutes is a thought-provoking and interactive presentation aimed at helping teens in years 10-12 rediscover a sense of community in their lives and look out for their friends when it comes to habitual drug use. It's about mateship, survival and the realisation that life can be fun without chemicals and poisons. The primary focus of 3 Minutes is to tackle the myths of drug taking being risky, rebellious and ‘cool’ and equip the younger generation with the knowledge to act quickly when a crisis presents itself. Doctor TGDoctor Themi Garagounis is a certified medical practitioner, author, motivational speaker and media commentator. Graduating from the University Of NSW School Of Medicine in 1989, Themi was the youngest Neurosurgical trainee in Australia at the time. For over 20 years, Doctor TG has been helping teenagers, their families and communities deal with the negatives and dangers of drug experimentation and dependency fact to face within his medical practice. In order to make a difference in the lives of teens across Australia, Themi has turned his attention to his speaking engagements with the youth of today and the creation of 3 Wake up with Mrs Australia, VIVO Cafe Tuesday July 12th 2011-07-06T04:10:10Z wake-up-with-mrs-australia-vivo-cafe-tuesday-july-12th Isn’t it time you woke up in style? Get a double shot in your latte on Tuesday 12th July with Mrs Australia 2011, and the 2012 protg who wants her crown, at award-winning VIVO Caf.Mrs Australia 2011, Sylvie Boutros, and challenger for the title, Karen Miles – 2011/12 Finalist, will be serving up breakfast ‘all frocked-up’ while raising funds for their charity, Ovarian Cancer and the upcoming Mrs Australia Quest National Finals.Be famous for a day with a Mrs Australia Photo, receive ‘royal’ table service, and win some fantastic raffle prizes including a Hills In Hollywood (gown-provider-to-the-stars) cocktail gown and shoes valued at over $600.Karen Miles, author of 'The Real Baby Book you need at 3am', 'The Working Parents Toolkit' and 'Career Advice you wish your mum had told you' is also the parenting expert on Channel 7’s The Morning Show. She has turned her talents this year to the Mrs Australia Quest to be able to raise awareness and funds for this silent disease that affects so many women each year.“The Mrs Australia Quest is an amazing way to be able to raise awareness about this terrible disease,” says Miles. “And, as we approach the count-down to the finals for this year, I’m grateful to Angela for opening the doors of VIVO and allowing us to serve her customers and raise awareness at the same time.”Too busy to get out of bed? Don’t worry, you can vote for Mrs Australia to WIN the International title here and vote for Sydney’s Karen Miles to win the next Mrs Australia crown here Australia 2011 - Sylvie BoutrosMrs Australia Quest Finalist 2011/12 - Karen MilesAngela Vithoulkas – Award-winning CEO of VIVO Caf, keynote presenter and broadcasterTo organise interviews / photo opportunities contact:Karen Miles - 0402 120 737 – 0430 473 077 Vithoulkas – 0413 611 334Event Details:Tuesday, 12th July 20118.00am – 12noonVIVO Caf388 George StreetSydneyGold coin donation for photos with Sylvie Boutros & Karen MilesRaffle tickets on sale for great prizesMoney raised goes to the Mrs Australia Quest and Ovarian Cancer awarenessAbout the Mrs Australia QuestThe Mrs Australia Quest is Australia’s most prestigious quest for women today offering four international titles – Mrs Universe, Mrs World, Mrs International and Mrs/Ms Earth.The event actively promotes awareness of the early signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer in an attempt to educate women throughout Australia and beyond in the hope that we may save women's lives - currently one woman dies every 11 hours in Australia, and three are diagnosed every day. There is no early detection test - a pap test doesn't cover it - making awareness of the symptoms vital for every woman.The Mrs Australia Quest provides entrants with an opportunity to promote themselves, voice their opinions, get involved, network, fulfil personal goals, and have fun. National Finals Date – Saturday, 6 August Sheridan Rogers brings her latest cookbook ‘Mini Chef’ to life at St Ives Shopping Village, Sydney this July 2011-06-29T01:32:13Z sheridan-rogers-brings-her-latest-cookbook-mini-chef-to-life-at-st-ives-shopping-village-sydney-this-july Sheridan Rogers will be making an appearance at St Ives shopping Village on Monday the 4th of July to kick off their four day series of cooking workshops for kids, ‘Edible Art’.Conducting two cooking shows on the day at both 11.00am and 1.00pm, Rogers will be demonstrating recipes from her latest cookbook for kids, ‘Mini Chef’.“Mini Chef aims to both introduce children to the basics and take their curiosity to a whole new level through easy-to-prepare recipes that are both fun to make and eat!” says Rogers.“I am looking forward to sharing some of the recipes from my book and getting the local children excited about learning and cultivating their creative cooking skills,” she adds.St Ives shopping Village has been running the Edible Art cooking workshops in the school holidays for the past year. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, they have recently increased the class number to 30 due to the popularity of the program.“It is so lovely to see children exploring their creativity whilst having fun with cooking and for them to have the opportunity to meet and learn from people like Sheridan Rogers is a huge blessing,” says Sue McKindlay, marketing manager of St Ives shopping Village.On the day, Sheridan will be available for a meet and greet and will also be signing copies of ‘Mini Chef’ following each demonstration show.About Mini ChefSheridan Rogers’ Mini Chef book was released by New Holland publishers in October 2010. With recipes ranging from baked eggs to tacos to the full roast dinner, full colour photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, children can learn to cook for the whole family.It starts by introducing children to the basics, from peeling freshly picked garden vegies and roasting capsicum to separating eggs. From here the cooking world for children is their oyster as they can flip through the chapters from breakfast, snacks, salads and sides, main courses, desserts and edible gifts.With recipes such as Golden Roast Chicken with a side of Cauliflower Cheese and Triple Chocolate Brownies for dessert, it’s a boon for parents looking to be excited with their children’s creative cooking skills.About the AuthorSheridan Rogers is an award-winning food and travel writer, broadcaster and food stylist. As a teacher, she has conducted cookery classes for adults and children from her home in North Sydney for the past 7 years, and as a food stylist and presenter she has worked on many TV and magazine commercials.As a journalist Sheridan has worked on several leading newspapers and magazines and as a broadcaster she has contributed to a number of leading radio programmes on Sydney’s 2UE and 2GB. She is currently a regular guest on Bob Rogers’ programme on Radio 2CH.About St Ives Shopping VillageSt Ives Shopping Village is a privately owned and managed shopping centre located on Sydney’s upper north shore. Opening its doors on 17th November 1960, the centre celebrated 50 years of trading in 2010. The centre has always espoused the values of family and community and always tries to provide community services as well as offering the local community a balanced centre that caters to all of their shopping needs in one place.With food as one of the primary focuses for 2011, St Ives shopping Village currently run ‘Market room food sessions’ each month to educate the community on how to explore food and cook with the freshest produce. They also run many school holiday cooking workshops for kids to encourage the younger generation to get involved and have fun with cooking.