Australian innovation just launched!

Click here to have a look at this brand new Australian innovation.

Unbelievable, mind-blowing.

Why didn’t someone think of this before?

A squash racket for right-handed players – BRILLIANT!

Can you imagine what this will do to the sport of squash? And then Tennis, badminton, table tennis and all other racket sports…!

WOW!

$100 NSW Vouchers being rolled out

Here is the link for the previously announced $100 food and entertainment vouchers for NSW residents.

The Brisbane Flood, ten years on…

Paddington Pups owner Bree Robbins shares her vivid memories and lessons learned 10 years on from the flood that could have destroyed her business, but didn’t.

Favourite Aussie Dog Words Revealed!

The next time you’re in your local and want to bring up some interesting dog trivia, this list can get you started – it’s the list of Dogs’ favourite words.

Woof!

Aussie Mum comes up with a great bathroom grout cleaning hack!

This brilliant hack totally works to clean up mold in your bathroom/shower grout. You just need to make sure you aerate the area because the bleach smell can be overwhelming in such a tight space.

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020. Google summarised the year quite succinctly in this 3-minute video.

If you want to make 2021 better than 2020, you need to create a list of New Year’s Resolutions.

Lockdown Laughs

Let’s face it, COVID’s been a bummer and we all need to get a few laughs at its expense.

Here’s a start, please submit your best jokes as a comment below and let’s see where it leads!

As the new year approaches, I’ve added ‘Have more fun’ to my New Year’s Resolutions for 2021!
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I’m as bored as an Amish electrician.
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Your state/city has banned groups larger than 5.

If you’re a family of 6, you’re all about to find out who’s the least favourite.

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The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to return to a society where pants and bras are required.
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Happy hour is starting earlier and earlier.

If this keeps up, I’ll be pouring wine in my cereal.
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Today’s Weather? Room temperature.
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This is stupid. I just tried to make my own hand sanitizer and it came out as a rum & coke.

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If you get an email with the subject “Knock Knock”, don’t open it.

It’s a Jehovah Witness working from home.

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After a few days of not going out, I saw someone I knew walking by on the sidewalk outside.

I immediately ran to the window and started yelling to them.

Now I understand dogs.

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Day 8 of social isolation and it’s looking like Vegas in my house:

We’re losing money by the minute.

Cocktails are acceptable at any hour.

Nobody knows what time it is

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SUBMIT YOUR COVID COMEDY CONTRIBUTION by adding a comment below!

What’s the difference between a pandemic, epidemic, endemic and outbreak?

With COVID-19, a lot of people have been wondering what the difference is between a pandemic, an epidemic, an endemic and an outbreak. The detailed written explanations can be found by clicking here.

Pandemic Vs Epidemic Vs Endemic Vs Outbreak

Aleisha McCall is in 3rd Place for the People’s Choice Award – Vote for her now

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Aleisha McCall 3rd Place B&T Peoples Choice Award

The competition’s hot this year, with just a week left in voting for the 2020 B&T Women in Media People’s Choice Award, Aleisha McCall is sitting in third position!

With nearly 6,000 votes tallied, the competition for the top spot is as incredible as the talented and trailblazing women vying for it. If you can spare just 3 clicks, your vote for Aleisha could make all the difference.

This prestigious award recognises exceptional women in the media communications industry for their invaluable contributions through their leadership, innovation and courage.

This latest honour follows on from Aleisha being nominated for the 2020 B&T Women In Media Power List in August.

In 2018 & 2019 Aleisha was named on the B&T Women In Media Power List, in 2017 she was named a finalist in B&T’s 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Award and in 2014 won the Women in Media Rising Star award.

“I am humbled and honoured to be listed among other hard-working women and be recognised for the hard work, (very) long hours and dedicated approach we all take to ensure our teams excel at what they do,” said McCall.

If you’re able to spare a few seconds, a vote for Aleisha would be a testament to the hard work and dedication she’s put in.

Don’t worry, there’s no sign-up – just three simple clicks!

 

Aleisha McCall How To Vote

 

Click here to vote now.

Voting closes at 5pm on October 7.

Calorie Crush Classes To Reduce Your COVID Curves

The East Coast Squash Academy has just launched its Calorie Crush Classes in Sydney.

Click here to BUY NOW.

Aleisha McCall Makes The B&T’s Women in Media Awards Shortlist!!!

Following yesterday’s post, Ultimate Edge Communications Founder and CEO, Aleisha McCall, has been named on the shortlist for this year’s B&T’s Women in Media Awards.

Earlier this week, she was also named as a nominee for the coveted People’s Choice Award, for which voting is open here and now.

After being announced on the ‘long list’ last month, she has now been named a finalist alongside nine other trailblazing women in the ‘Entrepreneur’ category.

The Women in Media Awards recognise those exceptional women who have contributed to the industry through their leadership, innovation and courage.

It,s great to see Australian businesses thriving with women at the helm!

 

 

Aleisha McCall nominated for B&T Women in Media Awards People’s Choice 2020

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Ultimate Edge Communications Founder and CEO, Aleisha McCall, has been nominated for the B&T Women in Media Awards People’s Choice 2020.

This prestigious award recognises exceptional women in the media communications industry for their invaluable contributions  through their leadership, innovation and courage.

This latest honour follows on from Aleisha being nominated for the 2020 B&T Women In Media Power List in August.

In 2018 & 2019 Aleisha was named on the B&T Women In Media Power List, in 2017 she was named a finalist in B&T’s 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Award and in 2014 won the Women in Media Rising Star award.

“I am humbled and honoured to be listed among other hard-working women and be recognised for the hard work, (very) long hours and dedicated approach we all take to ensure our teams excel at what they do,” said McCall.

If you’re able to spare a few seconds, a vote for Aleisha would be a testament to the hard work and dedication she’s put in.

Don’t worry, there’s no sign-up – just three simple clicks!

 

Aleisha McCall How To Vote

 

Click here to vote now.

Voting closes at 5pm on October 7.

National Family Business Day In Australia

Who knew there was such a thing as National Family Business Day here in Australia?

Family Businesses are the foundation of Australian Business.

Let’s celebrate the successful family businesses that make it throught the gauntlet because a lot of them fail!

If you run a family business and need to tap into useful resources, you can find them here.

If you’re facing succession and want a copy of the Family Business Suicide Prevention Guide <– is available here.

If you want to leverage the unique strengths of your family business, <– check out out this Family Business Marketing Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safely open up Australian state borders for domestic air travel

We all love to travel.

With summer holidays and Christmas just around the corner, many of us can’t wait to visit loved ones and support our regional communities, local businesses and our domestic tourism industry.

But that can only happen if our domestic borders are safely opened again.

The health response to this crisis is our most important priority. And like many Australians, we believe a shared framework should determine when our borders open.

If you want to be reunited with loved ones after months of being apart or to have a holiday in our incredible backyard, please show your support.

Please show your support for Qantas’ initiative to safely open our Australian state borders by clicking here.

Fake news, echo chambers and escalating social polarisation explained

We all can see the fake news and social media echo chambers in play. Peter Ellerton, a director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and a lecturer in critical thinking and education, argues that while:

“all people are worthy of respect, not all ideas deserve the same treatment. “​

Only when we separate our ideas from our identities are we are able to look at ideas through the lens of a brutal meritocracy, so we can discriminate between a good or bad idea without disrespecting the person who delivered it.

Sadly and predictably, this message won’t get to those who most need to hear it – UNLESS you forward it on to anyone you think has constricted thinking and flawed reasoning. There is no need to reveal that to them, just suggest they might know ‘friends’ who could benefit from 8 minutes of wisdom.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Otherwise, you’re part of the problem.

The oceans need our help to cut out plastics

I found theàis amazing video as a link in a Top3 email , Top3 is a retailer of gorgeous design products with a socially conscious perspective.

It is shocking to think:

BY THE YEAR 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THAN FISH

Melboune In Lockdown

Sadly, Melbourne is under COVID-19 lockdown for the second time.

This excellent article explaining how viruses spread revealed the DOTS framework to reduce contagion:

The key metric to measure contagion is R0, the reproduction number. It represents the additional cases created by each infected person.

According to the book’s author, a mathematician, there are four things that influence the value of that number, and understanding those four processes can reveal a lot about how different kinds of outbreaks work.

He calls the framework: DOTS

  • First of all, the duration of infection. How long is someone spreading contagion for?
  • But it’s also the opportunities for spread during that period. How many interactions do they have, how many others might they have exposed?
  • Then it’s also the transmission probability during each of those interactions. To give an example with COVID, you might have a conversation with someone, but depending on whether you’re wearing a mask or not, that might change the transmission probability.
  • And then the final component is susceptibility—that we might have a situation where people are interacting, that they’re not having any protective measures during this interaction. But if people are vaccinated, then that’s not a problem. It turns out that if we multiply these components together we get the value of the reproduction number.

We can all do our share to address each of those four DOTS to reduce transmission and get COVID back under control.

 

 

Agency offer $50,000 of free advertising to help Australian businesses cope with Covid-19

Sydney-based agency, Ultimate Edge Communications is offering a $100K Business Revival Kit including $50,000 of free advertising to help businesses kick start their sales during the Covid-19 crisis.

What a great idea!

 

 

Sydney Squash Academy takes on Handstand Challenge

Sydney Squash’s Academy – the East Coast Squash Academy has thrown down the gauntlet with the squash version of the handstand challenge.

You can watch American gymnastics icon and legend Simone Biles do the handstand challenge – her unique way…!

 

 

 

Coronavirus inspires world graffiti

Don,t get me wrong, I am definitely not pro graffiti. Graffiti costs millions in removal costs.

Sadly,  some of the perpetrators of the vandalism pay with their lives. Even though graffiti can kill, it can also have positive benefits – IF applied in approved locations.

There are inspirational masterpieces that although graffiti, transcend into works of art like this Coronavirus graffiti. <– Click here.

If you need to remove unwanted graffiti, call the Graffiti Eaters!