You’ve triumphed over another week, and it’s now time to celebrate. After slinging you seven days of the latest goss on upcoming trailers, rides, fashion and more, we’ve put together the ultimate list of positive vibes to lift your spirits heading into the weekend. Here’s the latest edition of Feel-Good Friday.
Dell Dives into the Great Barrier Reef
Spanning 2,300km in length and comprising over 3,000 individual reeds, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef occupies an area the size of Italy and is one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. It’s no secret that climate change poses a giant threat to the Great Barrier Reef’s future, but given its incredible size, monitoring its health is a huge challenge. To help preserve the natural wonder, Dell Technologies has announced its collaboration with Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef. Using their expertise in technological solutions, the joint venture will allow tourists and the public to assist in the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef by creating an upgraded data collection platform. To learn more about the conservation efforts of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, head over to their website.
World’s First ‘Kind’ Gaming Tournament Tackles Cyberbullying
Gamers from around Australia will take part in the world’s first positive gaming tournament Kind Royale, where players are rewarded for being kind. In a traditional multi-player gaming environment, the in-game commentary is where cyberbullying is rife, so instead of changing what games people play, Kind Royale targets the way people interact with each other during the game.
Hosted by Australian streamer Nova, people around the world will be able to tune in to watch the Kind Royale tournament. Set in Fortnite, the tournament rewards players for kind gaming commentary and the positive comments their community share while watching the tournament live stream. Viewers will also be able to submit donations via links hosted on gamers’ streams to PROJECT ROCKIT, to support their work with young people across Australia. The game will be streamed on September 1, at 5:00pm AEST, via Nova’s Facebook page.
Peking Duk Team Up with Uber Eats to Support Local Business
Uber Eats has unveiled the latest faces in its Eat Local campaign, Australian music artists Peking Duk. The Eat Local series, developed by Hello Social, is part of Uber Eats’ mission to support local businesses by helping people discover a diverse range of restaurants in their suburbs, encouraging them to visit the store, pick up a takeaway or get a meal delivered.
To celebrate Peking Duk as the latest faces of the campaign and help support customers and
businesses even further, Uber Eats has teamed up with hundreds of restaurants across
Australia to offer discounts and offers from now until the end of September. Simply head to
the Uber Eats app to discover them and Eat Local.
Grab a Free Brekkie in Sydney on Monday Thanks to Guzman y Gomez
Get your fix of our favourite Guzman Y Gomez brekkie burritos with your choice of streaky bacon, house-made chicken chorizo or sauteed vegetables, topped with free-range scrambled egg, and wrapped up together with a crunchy hash brown, Jack cheese and pico de gallo completely FREE this coming Monday at GYG Kent St, Sydney. To top it off, GYG is also dishing out free barista-made coffee. We can’t think of a better way to start the week.
How do I get it? It’s as simple as this. Visit Guzman y Gomez Kent St from 7am – 10:30am and the pair will be free for anyone who comes in store! This is your chance to try one of our favourite brekkies in town.
Aussie Drones are Here to Defeat Deforestation
British engineering and smart tech firm CAL International have teamed up with Australian green tech start-up AirSeed Technologies to embark on a ground-breaking climate change initiative, which will see the aerial platform technology aim to plant 100 million trees by 2024. The ground-breaking project and technology will not only tackle deforestation but also help in the major fightback against global warming.
Commenting on the project, CAL International founder and engineer, Cliff Kirby, said: “The collaboration between CAL and AirSeed will ultimately mean that each drone can deliver two pods per second over a designated area, planting up to 40,000 pods in a day. Through rapid automation and scale of the process, it can cover and penetrate a much wider geographical area.”
A Father’s Day Bagel Bonanza is Coming to Redfern
Mother and daughter duo Anna Berlyn, 25, and Bernadette Sheppard, 61, will soon open George Street Deli in Redfern, selling NYC-style bagels with homemade ‘schmears’, along with pretzels, babka, chewy cookies and home-made lemonade. George St Deli opens to the public this Saturday, August 27th at 8 am. The following weekend, on Fathers’ Day weekend, Saturday, September 3rd at 8am, 200 free bagels are on offer for the first customers through the door. Treat your dad! Check out George Street Deli Instagram page to keep up to date with all their latest creations.