The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-26T09:30:48Z Australia’s Entertainers And Arts Community In Heart Rending Video In Call For Support Amid Devastation Of Pandemic On Lives And Careers 2021-07-26T09:30:48Z australias-entertainers-and-arts-community-in-heart-rending-video-in-call-for-support-amid-devastation-of-pandemic-on-lives-and-careers-2 Entertainer James Bustar has compiled a heart rending video in which members of the arts community tell of the devastation of the pandemic on lives and livelihoods and the need for further government income support to be extended to the arts.In the emotion-charged 10-minute video, prominent artists from a wide range of disciplines speak of the loneliness and despair combined with deepening concern that the arts are being overlooked. (Watch the video here https://youtu.be/hlYorBoUmoc or at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157888789001969&id=516426968 )They tell of having bookings and income in their gig-to-gig industry cut to zero, which in some cases has left them in despair reliant on family and friends to survive.“I made the video because it was clear to me that the arts community and the people who make it so vital were being overlooked even though entertainment is among one of the most hardest hit sectors,” said Bustar.“Very few people beyond artists’ immediate circle are aware of the depths of despair into which they’ve been plunged amid the silence of government in terms of offering income protection beyond JobKeeper at a time when the covid crisis continues unabated especially with the current outbreak and lockdown in the wider Sydney region. .“The video is an impassioned plea from the arts community for a lifeline to get them to the other side of the pandemic. As one of the artists in the video says, the arts community consists of the artists and entertainers who produce the content that is helping everyone else get through the pandemic and its restrictions but are now in need of help themselves.”In the video, artists contrast how every effort has been made to ensure that the passion of Australians for sport is satisfied but the same priority has not been afforded to the arts.In it, virtuoso jazz vocalist and violinist Fem Belling says: “Artists are the last to be thought of, we are not (seen as) important, we don’t do important things. But I want to challenge every single person out there to go through a lockdown or some harrowing time in their life without music, without Netflix, without newspapers, without books … (it is) the artists who create those things and yet we are the first to always be asked, ‘please donate your services’. The government needs to step up and look after the people that they go home to every night when they turn on their televisions and radios.”In the video there is also a note of defiance on the part of the arts community with prominent keynote speaker and corporate entertainer Anthony Laye saying: “Do we just throw in the towel and say ‘stuff it I’m moving out of the entertainment and speaking world’ or do we hang in there to to wait and hope that things might get back to normal? I want to hang in there because I love what I do.”James Bustar said he hoped the video and the pleas of the arts community would be seen far and wide to raise awareness of how serious the situation had become for many artists in terms of their mental health and ability to support themselves financially and in other ways. “People see the work of the arts community in their lives every day but they don’t necessarily know what is going on in the background or the pressure that individual artists are under,” Bustar said. “If nothing else, I hope the video shines a light on the crisis they are facing and the solution to help them get through it.” The annual Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival is again set to bring together the very best of speakers and performers, holistic products, shopping, health and skincare, therapies, meditation, psychic readers, personal growth, seminars and more. 2021-07-13T04:35:09Z our-annual-brisbane-mindbodyspirit-festival-is-again-set-to-bring-together-the-very-best-of-speakers-and-performers-holistic-products-shopping-health-and-skincare-therapies-meditation-psychic-readers-personal-growth-seminars-and-more Australia’s largest health, wellbeing, spiritual and natural therapy event returns to Brisbane in July and August for three amazing days! Our annual Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival is again set to welcome over 14,000 Brisbanites. From Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August 2021, the local community can discover, educate and stimulate their senses in search of a more holistic lifestyle for free! The Festival will bring together the very best of speakers and performers, holistic products, shopping, health and skincare, therapies, meditation, psychic readers, personal growth, seminars and more. The Seminar Series (held in the Seminar Room and Speakers Lounge) will feature an inspiring line- up of more than 50 guest speakers and presenters who will share their International and Australian expertise on self-development, spiritual connections, health, nutrition and more. Special guest speakers include premier spiritual teacher Adam Barralet, nutritionist Katherine Maslen and expert Holistic Healing Practitioner Kate Mantello! On the Performance Stage, visitors will be treated to musical journeys, celebration of dance, psychic mediumship and more. Headlined by renowned psychic medium Jason McDonald, Australia’s Cowgirl Medium Tonia Reeves, Lou Van Stone’s Sound Healing Journey and more, our Main Stage is sure to leave a lasting impression. For those looking to relax, unwind and take a break, the Meditation Room will feature free guided sessions by Meditation & Yoga Teacher, certified life coach, and founder of Ali Wellness: Ali Oetjen! For those looking to delve into their future or reflect on the past, nationally renowned psychics can be found in the Psychic Reading Room, featuring over 30 of Australia’s most talented readers. If that wasn’t enough, the Soul Kitchen will also satisfy the health conscious with a range of demonstrations from experts, covering a range of raw, vegan, nutritious and intolerance conscious discussions and recipes. Find quick and easy meal prep for families with Michala Torrisi, nutritional medicine practitioner Kathy Ashton with foods that prevent inflammation and boost gut health, and more. It’s a wonderful day out, filled with new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice. We all want to live a healthy, holistic and wholesome life and the Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival is the best place to find it! Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most respected wellbeing events, attracting over 90,000 visitors nationwide. The 2021 Festival will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Doors open 9am daily. - ENDS - NETMARBLE’S MARVEL FUTURE REVOLUTION OPENS FOR PRE-REGISTRATION GLOBALLY 2021-07-09T00:39:36Z netmarble-s-marvel-future-revolution-opens-for-pre-registration-globally LOS ANGELES – WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 2021 – Global mobile game publisher Netmarble Corp. and Marvel Entertainment have announced global pre-registration is now live for MARVEL Future Revolution. Starring an array of world-famous characters and featuring an original storyline and AAA-quality 3D graphics, MARVEL Future Revolution will immerse players in a gorgeous open world jam-packed with high-stakes action as they serve as the first line of defense to save the universe! MARVEL Future Revolution begins when numerous Earths converge in the multiverse to form an entirely new ‘Primary Earth’ filled with unique zones and missions to explore, such as the high-tech New Stark City, the dangerous Hydra Empire, the wild and rugged Sakaar, and many more. As agents of the newly formed ‘Omega Flight’ Super Hero team, players will work together to battle an onslaught of Super Villains and defend the ‘Primary Earth’ from a never-ending series of threats. Eight playable Super Heroes, including Captain America, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, and Storm, will be outfitted in an extensive collection of iconic costumes from throughout the Marvel Universe, with a tremendous selection of more than 400 million costume combinations per hero to choose from. “Working with a world-class IP like Marvel has enabled us to roll out unparalleled mobile gaming experiences over the years, and MARVEL Future Revolution will catapult franchise fans to an entirely new level,” said Simon Sim, President of Netmarble US. “The game promises a fun and engaging experience for Marvel diehards and casual mobile gamers alike, offering unique action RPG gameplay on a massive scale.” Utilizing the Squad System, MARVEL Future Revolution players will have the opportunity to level up and play as new characters. They’ll also be able to flex their Super Hero skills in various PvP (Player versus Player) modes, ranging from 1 vs 1 matches up to 10 vs 10 matches between high-level players. As players progress, multiplayer content will unlock, including Blitz, Special Operation, Raids, and more. “From the gleaming spires of New Stark City to the shadowed alleyways of Hydra Empire, players around the globe will be thrilled with the vast vistas waiting for them to explore in the wild open world crafted by our friends at Netmarble,” said Bill Rosemann, VP of Creative, Marvel Games. “Whether you’re soaring through the skies as Storm or barreling through enemies as Captain America, players can live out their Super Hero dreams on an unprecedented scale filled with all the action, drama, humor, and fun that fans expect from Marvel.” “Our ongoing collaboration with Netmarble has allowed us to bring the expansive worlds, exciting characters, and fan-favorite stories from the Marvel Universe to mobile gamers seamlessly,” said Danny Koo, Director of Product Development, Marvel Games. “We are ecstatic to bring this revolutionary mobile game to fans around the world and can’t wait for everyone to experience it!” Fans can tune into the world premiere of live gameplay today at 5:00 p.m. PDT via Marvel’s YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch accounts. Developed by Netmarble Monster, MARVEL Future Revolution is the second collaboration between Netmarble and Marvel Entertainment, and a successor to the long-running hit mobile game MARVEL Future Fight, enjoyed by more than 120 million people worldwide. MARVEL Future Revolution will be available for iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play game in the second half of this year. Global pre-registration is now open via the App Store and Google Play. Pledge to join the ’Omega Flight’ now to receive a variety of rewards at launch. To watch Netmarble’s kickoff media showcase stream, broadcast from South Korea, visit the ‘Netmarble TV’ YouTube channel and visit the official Facebook page. For the latest news on MARVEL Future Revolution, please visit the official website (https://marvelfuturerevolution.com) and follow #MARVELFutureRevolution across all social channels: Facebook: Marvel Future Revolution Twitter: MarvelFutureRev Instagram: marvelfuturerevolution YouTube: Marvel Future Revolution # # #   ABOUT MARVEL Future Revolution MARVEL Future Revolution is Marvel’s first Open World action RPG for mobile devices, featuring AAA-quality, 3D graphics in an original, high-stakes, adventure-driven storyline by well-known Marvel writer Marc Sumerak (Spider-Man, the Avengers and more). After numerous Earths converge in the multiverse to form an entirely new ‘Primary Earth’, players will join the newly formed ‘Omega Flight’ Super Hero team to serve as the last line of defense against a never-ending series of threats and nefarious Super Villains. With eight playable characters outfitted in iconic costumes from throughout the Marvel Universe, along with more than 400 million costume combinations per hero to choose from, players can meticulously personalize their ideal Super Heroes look while exploring archetypal locations in an Open World of massive proportions. For more information and to join the MARVEL Future Revolution movement, please visit: https://marvelfuturerevolution.com/ About Netmarble Corporation Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble Corporation is a top developer and publisher pushing the boundaries of the mobile gaming experience with highly innovative games including Lineage 2: Revolution, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, Blade & Soul Revolution and MARVEL Future Fight. As a parent company of Kabam, and a major shareholder of Jam City and HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment), Netmarble strives to entertain audiences around the world with a variety of mobile games based on its powerful franchises and collaborations with IP holders worldwide. More information can be found at http://company.netmarble.com About Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.  For more information visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL ### How To Choose The Right Wine And Beverage Cooler? 2021-06-26T09:39:19Z how-to-choose-the-right-wine-and-beverage-cooler Be it a long-time wine lover or someone trying to enhance the party feeling for their guests, having a wine and beverage cooler brings the maximum out of every bottle. Be it a built-in wine cooler or a freestanding wine fridge is an excellent addition to the overall wine experience. Users can take the wine out at the ideal temperature and serve it, thus maximizing the flavor. There are many wine and beverage coolers available in the market, and choosing a beverage cooler can be a tedious task. However, the purchase can be made easy if the user considers a few points before purchasing. Noise These coolers make much noise, and users must decide where the built-in beverage cooler will be placed- the noise will be of no consequence if it is placed in a faraway room like a wine cellar. However, the noise will be a problem if it is placed close to the media room. Shelving Wine is a beverage with special needs, and an ordinary refrigerator will not be enough. The corks of the wine bottles have to be plump to keep out the bacteria for years. Moreover, having a wine and beverage cooler with more space allows the bottles to be placed horizontally to enable greater oxidation. Therefore, choosing a wine and beverage cooler with wooden shelves, metal wine racks, or smooth rolling is the best option. Cooler Construction It is essential to look at the construction of the cooler as it determines how the cooler functions. Built in beverage fridges can be flexibly used, as they do not require much space between them and can be placed as stand-alone units or in between cabinets. On the other hand, a freestanding refrigerator mandatorily requires several inches of free space for proper airflow around the fridge. Cooling Zones Depending on its capacity to cool its contents, wine and beverage coolers are divided into dual temperature and single temperature coolers. As the name suggests, dual temperature coolers provide users with two different control panels for two different compartments, allowing users to have two different temperatures in the same cooler. Single temperature coolers are preferable if the user prefers a compact wine cooler. It is cheaper than a dual temperature wine and beverage cooler. It ensures even cooling throughout and increases the shelf life of both red and white wine. Space The user has to remember where the cooler will be placed before purchasing one. A built-in wine cooler is the best option if there is enough space beside the cabinets. If there is not much space, a freestanding model is a more viable option. Energy Efficiency Given that the cooler will be on all the time, choosing a cooler that minimizes electricity bills is essential. Coolers with thermoelectric cooling use lesser electricity than coolers with compressor systems. Triple pane glass coolers provide good insulation and keep the cool air, allowing for effective functioning of the unit. New web series launches - The Art Hunter 2021-06-25T04:28:53Z new-web-series-launches-the-art-hunter Melbourne-based broadcaster, David Hunt has launched The Art Hunter - a new weekly web series streaming on YouTube, with each episode showcasing an emerging or established artist with in-depth interviews.A St Kilda resident and long-time presenter on Australia’s first and only LGBTQI+ community radio station, JOY 94.9, David has been an enthusiastic advocate for the arts for several decades. As well as having hosted JOY’s Friday programs for many years (Drive and Evenings), he presents JOY Sunday Arts Magazine, which dedicates two hours to interviews and discussion, earning him many friendships and a vast network of artists from all walks of life.Now in front of the camera, his new venture is dedicated to longform interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. Hunt’s candid and relaxed interview style offers a rare, up-close-and-personal insight into the lives and careers of talented individuals and in turn, gives the artists an invaluable opportunity to be promoted on a worldwide platform.The first episode of The Art Hunter features artist, author and gallery owner Maree Coote (who also designed The Art Hunter logo) with future episodes featuring interviews with award-winning playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, author Julietta Jameson, internationally-renowned contemporary visual artists such as John Pastoriza-Pinol, Patricia Piccinini, Marco Luccio and many more.Pre-recorded in a studio at St Kilda’s Alex Theatre, The Art Hunter is a high quality production, with all participants experienced professionals volunteering their services - including camera crew, producers, editors, designers, theme music composer, web designer, etc., and a successful crowdfunding campaign which contributed to marketing the launch.David’s background spans several decades, with the first thirty years of his career in senior management roles at international and local record companies, in publicity, promotions and marketing at companies such as EMI, Virgin, BMG and MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), where he looked after - and formed long lasting friendships with - some of the biggest names in the music industry from Australia and internationally.In the nineties, he took time out from the industry to run a successful café in Sydney’s King Cross, before returning to Melbourne and joining the staff at JOY, where he remains as a volunteer broadcaster.David says, ‘I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to support the arts and give new and established artists a long form interview platform.‘I’ve had the most amazing career in the music industry and arts world, and interviewing artists feels like home to me.‘We are spoilt for choice of talent in Melbourne and throughout Victoria so it’s a real privilege to be able to shine a light on artists well-known and on the rise … and I look forward to the day when a sit-down with visiting artists from interstate and overseas is possible!‘I am also very thankful to the wonderful crew of The Art Hunter, and to Alex Vass for allowing us to create the show at the Alex Theatre, in the heart of St Kilda.’The Art Hunter can be viewed on its own YouTube channel: The Art Hunter TV, and followed on socials:Website: thearthunter.tvFacebook: ThearthunterInstagram: thearthunter_dh MEDIA CONTACT:Erin Jameson - erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com / 0419 323 663 THE ART HUNTER CREDITSPresenter & Talent producer: David HuntCo-producers: David Hunt & Simon BarnettDirector of Photography: Simon BarnettSound: Tim BarnettCamera Operators: Simon Barnett & Tim BarnettSet Design: Simon Barnett & David HuntLogo Design: Maree CooteTheme music: John von AhlenWeb design: Peter HolmesMentor/marketing: Wendy RichardsOn the set of The Art Hunter From L to R :Simon Barnett, DOP, Tim Barnett sound & camera, TAH guests Gavin Campbell, John Pastoriza-Pinol, Andrew Delaney, Ande Kempnich, Enza Benincasa, Dave Behrens, presenter David Hunt, Maree Coote, Shane McGrath. SESAME STREET'S 51ST SEASON LAUNCHES ON ABC KIDS JUNE 28 2021-06-24T23:13:24Z sesame-streets-51st-season-launches-on-abc-kids-june-28 Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind a half century of award-winning children’s television, will launch Sesame Street’s 51st season on ABC Kids on Monday 28th June 2021 at 9.30am, and will also be available on ABC iview and the ABC Kids app.Sesame Street’s latest season marks the beginning of a two-year curriculum focused on playful problem-solving, designed to build critical thinking skills in young children and better equip them to handle challenges in school and beyond. As Sesame Street Muppets, human cast members, and guest stars alike face obstacles – while building a castle, staging a circus, fixing the inner workings of a grandfather clock, and more – they approach these problems with curiosity, creativity, and perseverance, together using phrases and corresponding gestures as starting points in finding solutions: I wonder…? (pointer finger to temple); What if…? (pointer finger to chin); and Let’s try! (pointer finger in the air).A new anthem – “I Wonder, What If, Let’s Try” – performed by celebrity guest Hailee Steinfeld, brings this curriculum to life and makes its season debut on ABC Kids daily from June 28th. The anthem will appear in Sesame Street episodes throughout the year.Additional celebrity guests this season include singer Maggie Rogers, actress Issa Rae, NBA player Stephen Curry and his actress wife Ayesha Curry, actor Billy Porter and country singer Kelsea Ballerini, taking part in Street Stories and other segments throughout the season.“We’re proud to announce our newest episodes of Sesame Street, designed to entertain and educate kids as we help them build curiosity, creativity, and persistence – an especially crucial focus as families continue to face unprecedented challenges,” said Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President, Curriculum and Content, Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street content continues to be available via ABC Kids each weekday morning at 9.30am. The episodes are also available any time on ABC iview and the ABC Kids app. Advantages of Mink Lashes and 20mm Mink Lashes 2021-06-19T21:07:26Z advantages-of-mink-lashes-and-20mm-mink-lashes The makeup industry is growing really fast and thus, the need for a variety of items is growing more and more as the days pass by. Every outfit nowadays has a different color of lipstick, different color of eyeshadow, and of course different lengths of eyelashes. There are way too many people who are not satisfied with less and little variety. People now need more and more options even in the context of eyelashes. Now, we are here, in particular, going to talk about a definite type of Mink Eyelash that is 20mm Mink Lashes. These lashes are next on the way after the 25mm Mink Lashes. Let us discuss in a bit of detail about this category of eyelashes. 20mm Mink Eyelash The 20 mm Mink Eyelash is yet another popular and the most wanted brand of eyelash present in the makeup industry. It has been used on various celebrities and has not at all disappointed them. The company produces a large part of these lashes and ensures that the quality of the product is natural and toxin-free. Moreover, they provide free samples of the mink lashes 20 mm which we are sure would be worth it. The life span of these 20mm Mink Lashes is 30-40 times from the day that you have worn them for the first time. MissAngel Lash provides such wholesale mink lashes which once purchased would leave you completely happy and satisfied. Then, you won’t have to buy lashes from anywhere else. Features of 20mm Mink Lash as produced by MissAngel Lash The product is 100% hand-made by their own workers. It does not damage the eye when worn. It does not involve any harm to animals. The products manufactured by MissAngel Lash are given and provided with full assurance of their quality. Now, Mink Lashes for sure are some really amazing and attractive products to be bought but, there are some things that every mink lash owner should know and have in mind before and after purchasing them. Let us in brief discuss a few of such important things. Things to keep in mind before and after purchasing Mink Lashes They are made from natural hair- Unlike other eyelashes, the mink lashes are made from the natural hair of the mink animal. Hence, they are more realistic and softer. They involve high maintenance – The Mink Lashes require high maintenance due to the fact that they are made from real hair. One must not be near water for around 24 hours after applying these and also not near steam for 48 hours until the glue sticks tight. Moreover, these should be combed regularly. They give an experience of Quality and Comfort – Since the Mink lashes are made from natural hair, they provide an overall light experience to the owner. They can be removed off easily – Only little applications of any oil remover would easily remove the mink lashes. Hence, these are some positives that make the mink lashes all the way better to be used. Do not wait! Just go and grab yours at https://www.missangellashes.com/. LCO Welcomes DoorDash As Inaugural Naming Rights Sponsor 2021-06-10T23:59:11Z lco-welcomes-doordash-as-inaugural-naming-rights-sponsor Sydney, Australia, June 11th — League of Legends Circuit Oceania today announced a partnership with leading on-demand delivery platform DoorDash, which will see the company become naming rights partner of the DoorDash League of Legends Circuit Oceania (‘DoorDash LCO’) for the remainder of 2021. The partnership marks a first for the league, which was watched by over 750,000 viewers for its first season in 2021. The partnership will enable DoorDash to connect with the hard-to-reach audience of young, tech-savvy gamers & esports fans. A high potential, but still fairly untapped market by brands in Australia and New Zealand.  Strategy for the partnership is to integrate DoorDash as authentically as possible. Giving players and fans alike a reason to like and engage with DoorDash, and most importantly try DoorDash, if they haven’t already.  As part of the deal, DoorDash will be featured across the DoorDash LCO broadcast in new segments, including the DoorDash #sendit Replays, and the Players That Delivered, activating during key moments of the twice-weekly broadcast. DoorDash will also integrate into the LCO’s social media channels, which reached an audience of over 2 million users over the course of its inaugural season. “We are elated to be partnering with DoorDash. They’ve been greatly supportive of our vision for the league and I’m excited to see what we can do together in both the short and long term.” said Graeme Du Toit, Head of Commercial for the DoorDash LCO. “Convenience is critically important for our audience, and we’re looking forward to leveraging DoorDash to improve the LCO experience for our fans. Hopefully that spills over into DoorDash making their lives more convenient outside of match days too.” Given the nature of DoorDash’s high-level convenience offering, the partnership between DoorDash and LCO is a no-brainer. Michael McCash, Senior Manager Consumer Marketing - Australia said: "We're really excited about sponsoring the League of Legends Circuit Oceania. Gaming and on-demand delivery go perfectly together. DoorDash prides itself on it’s high level convenience offering for food, groceries and alcohol - perfect for players and spectators that are often engrossed in long gaming sessions." “DoorDash is also excited to have recently expanded to add DashPass, Australia’s most valuable food delivery membership. At just $12.99 a month, members are able to access unlimited $0 delivery fees - perfect for those regular gamers who are chasing a quick refuel.” * * * The LCO is owned and operated by a joint venture between ESL Gaming Australia and Guinevere Capital. ABOUT ESL GAMING ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at https://about.eslgaming.com/esl-australia/  ABOUT GUINEVERE CAPITAL Founded in 2016, Guinevere Capital is an advisory and investment firm focused on high growth segments of the sports and esports industry, bringing together performance, commercialisation, media and management to create leading global organisations. For esports, Guinevere aims to develop competitive ecosystems in emerging markets and have focused their efforts on Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Guinevere was responsible for the launch of the Esports High Performance Centre at Sydney Cricket Ground, one of the most iconic sports grounds in Australia and the first esports facility to launch in the country and his since followed up with a sister facility in New Zealand's Eden Park Stadium.   ABOUT DOORDASH DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash enables local businesses to address consumers’ expectations of ease and immediacy and thrive in today’s convenience economy. By building the last-mile logistics infrastructure for local commerce, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com MEDIA CONTACTS: Alex Blaikie PR Manager, ESL Australia a.blaikie@eslgaming.com Sharko documentary drops Sales Trailer and calls on support 2021-06-10T00:37:11Z sharko-documentary-drops-sales-trailer-and-calls-on-support-1 SHARKO the feature documentary drama about New Zealand Rugby League legend Mark Graham told through the eyes of his filmmaker son, Luke has released its Sales Trailer in the lead up to production commencing from July along with a crowdfunding campaign. https://t.ly/il88 Sharko’s Sales Trailer   The Sales Trailer was made with assistance from The Post Lounge, The Solid State and Screen Queensland whom have supported SHARKO from its conception.   SHARKO is the second feature length rugby league film by Luke Graham. BROKE was released in 2016 and became an international festival gem and theatrical success story throughout Australian and New Zealand, far outshining its micro budget.   “The idea for SHARKO began over a conversation with dad. There was so much of his life that I wanted to know. I also wanted to celebrate his career and the game of rugby league” Filmmaker Luke Graham.   The documentary has drawn the support of screen funding bodies, state and local government alongside grants from businesses and organisations. Now the production team are engaging their supporters to assist with the final part of the production budget as the project moves towards filming for next month.    “The project has been in development for the past five years and I am very excited to take the next step alongside our partners and supporters” Luke Graham.   A crowd funding campaign has been setup through the established platform Indiegogo, where backers can receive perks including VIP tickets to its premiere, limited edition t-shirts and Posters, they can also be an extras or act in one of the many drama scenes. For those studious supporters they can receive an impactful credit as an Executive Producer or Producer. Businesses can also get involved and have their branding onto the screen and the projects ever growing audience.   Creative Partnerships Australia will also match the first $5,000 received by the campaign through their Matchlab initiative.    The filmmakers have also setup an option for those supporters looking for a tax deduction through Documentary Foundation Australia.   “We have a valuable opportunity to get this project over the line with our first $5,000 matched including some great incentives and even tax deductable donations for those who wish to support the project” Luke Graham.   The project has already received funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland, grants from Gladstone Regional Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund amongst others and also has the support of key rugby league clubs and greats of the game.   SHARKO will be the culmination of a person who grew up with footy in their blood. As a young boy, Luke would run up and down the sidelines as the North Sydney Bears ball-boy while his famous dad would put his body on the line, week in and week out to the game he loved, rugby league. Now a father himself, SHARKO will be a love letter his hero and will be about footy, family and fatherhood.   “SHARKO looks at the human side behind one of the world’s most brutal sports during its golden era, the 80’s. Most importantly it will be about my idol, my Superman” Luke Graham.   You can support the project through its Indiegogo campaign here: https://igg.me/at/sharkofilm   Also keep up to date with the film’s journey via its official site:  www.sharkofilm.com  and social media pages https://www.facebook.com/sharkofilm and https://www.instagram.com/sharkofilm/.   END - For more information please contact:  Luke Graham 0414999813 or lukeg@scopered.com HIGH RESOLUTION PRESS RELEASE IMAGE https://www.dropbox.com/t/xEcTc0es6mpOY67x Sesame Street and The Wiggles Debut New Rendition of the Iconic Classic “Fruit Salad” 2021-06-09T23:04:42Z sesame-street-and-the-wiggles-debut-new-rendition-of-the-iconic-classic-fruit-salad Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organisation behind Sesame Street, and The Wiggles are debuting a reimagining of The Wiggles iconic song “Fruit Salad” today exclusively on YouTube. Starring The Wiggles—Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and Emma Watkins—and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Elmo, this fun music video features fruit being virtually passed and dropped between screens, adding playful and colourful elements. “’Fruit Salad’ is one of our most popular songs ever. For many, it is the first song that comes to mind when they think of The Wiggles,” says Anthony Field, Blue Wiggle and founding member of The Wiggles. “We are so excited to share a new and updated take on this classic that includes the vibe and feel that only Sesame Street can provide.”Both brands recently celebrated milestones, with Sesame Street marking its historic 50th season in Australia last year and The Wiggles kicking off their 2021 celebration of 30 years of children’s entertainment. The two beloved children’s brands joined forces last month for an updated version of the Sesame Street song “ABCs of Moving You.” Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their friends The Wiggles danced and sang through the letters of the alphabet. Award-winning documentary series highlighting Australian medics in Africa to air on 7TWO 2021-05-24T22:40:29Z award-winning-documentary-series-highlighting-australian-medics-in-africa-to-air-on-7two CALOUNDRA, QUEENSLAND - 20 May 2021: The award-winning 8-part documentary series The Surgery Ship will air for the first time on Australian commercial free-to-air TV beginning this Sunday, 23 May at 11am on 7TWO. The series will run over the next eight weeks, with an encore screening of each episode on Mondays at 1pm. It will also be available to stream on demand on 7Plus. Filmed in Benin, West Africa, the series follows life aboard the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, the MV Africa Mercy, operated by the charity organisation Mercy Ships. The Surgery Ship follows a team of volunteer doctors and nurses as they sail to the poorest nations on earth. They will face the most severe of medical issues, not seen in other parts of the world. Huge tumours left to grow unchecked, massive deformities and more. But the medical challenges are only half of the story. They will also confront ethical decisions as they decide who will be helped and who will not. This is a searing, complex journey for the volunteer medics, as they deal with life and death cases – and balance the fates of these patients in their hands. The Surgery Ship features several Australian volunteers including the ship’s captain John Borrow and his wife, dietitian Lee-Anne, from Sydney, hospital physician Lindsay Sherriff from Port Macquarie, Toowoomba physio Nick Veltjens, Sydney paediatrician Nerida Moore, and infection control nurse Sonja Dawson from NSW’s Central Coast.   The documentary series was made with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Produced by the award-winning team at Media Stockade in Sydney, the film is an uncompromising look at the consequences of lives lived without access to modern medicine and the ethical challenges in trying to help. On location in Benin, series producer Madeleine Hetherton and the film crew were embedded with the Africa Mercy team, documenting the powerful and inspirational stories of both patients and healers. Some of the stories end in triumph, others in tragedy as the doctors must explain to their patients that nothing can be done for their terminal conditions. Hetherton observes, “The Surgery Ship is also a story about the intense ethical dilemmas faced by individual medics as they decide who they will help and who they will turn away, knowing that there is nowhere else for these people to go.” Despite these complicated issues, The Surgery Ship is also a story about the everyday heroism of both Africans and the volunteers and the human drive to rise above circumstances, to survive, and give the best of ourselves - even when there seems no end in sight. The Surgery Ship series premieres on 7TWO at 11am on Sunday, 23 May and encores at 1pm on Monday, 24 May and continues each week until 12 July. Watch a two-minute series teaser at https://youtu.be/lkUDDUBVbFY END About Mercy Ships Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people. Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 60 nations, with an average of over 1,200 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, mariners, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. www.mercyships.org.au For more information, please contact: Melissa MasonNational Office ManagerMercy Ships Australia07 5437 2992melissa.mason@mercyships.org High resolution photos available upon request, with attribution to Mercy Ships. For an interview with the Mercy Ships volunteers featured in The Surgery Ship, please contact Melissa Mason directly on 07 5437 2992 or melissa.mason@mercyships.org For an interview with The Surgery Ship series producer Madeleine Hetherton, please contact Madeleine directly on 0408 622 203 or info@mediastockade.com. Harness your inner goddess, celebrate yourself, expand your mind and energize your spirit at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and spiritual event. 2021-05-14T06:28:12Z harness-your-inner-goddess-celebrate-yourself-expand-your-mind-and-energize-your-spirit-at-australia-s-largest-health-wellbeing-and-spiritual-event-2 The MindBodySpirit Festival is set to celebrate over 30 years of self-love, advances in holistic health, spiritual awakenings and more with over 19,000 Sydney-siders looking for a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. The party starts Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 May in iconic Darling Harbour in the new state-of-the-art International Convention Centre! The event, which is free to attend, will bring together the very best of organics, natural skincare, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, new-age spirituality and personal growth. The 2021 Seminar Series will feature an inspiring line-up of more than 30 guest facilitators who will share their International and Australian expertise on self-development, spiritual matters, health and nutrition. Special guests include corporate leader and intuition expert Sheila Vijeyarasa, published writer and creative facilitator Mediterranean Wanderer, and holistic healing practitioner Kate Mantello. Find mesmerising performances and interactive and spiritual entertainment at the Main Stage each day, from our Blessing & Welcome to the Festival, Chair Yoga sessions with Clair Cunneen, Sound Healing Journey with Lou Van Stone and more! Catch passionate wellness brand owner Rachael Finch of Kissed Earth on the Main Stage on Saturday 22nd May from 1pm - 2pm. Rachael has spent the past decade building a career in the health industry, helping thousands to achieve their wellness goals. As a certified health coach, yoga teacher, business owner, mum and TV host, Rachael loves being able to share her experience on how to live a more fulfilling life and create harmonious balance in mind, body and soul. For those looking to delve into their future or reflect on the past, nationally renowned psychics can be found in the Psychic Reading Room, featuring over 30 of Australia’s most talented readers. Health foodies can take an alcohol-free or sugar-free masterclass, and learn to create additional nutrition to a meal through herbs and spices all at the Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage! Hear from leading experts including holistic Health Coach Desiree Taylor, Nutritional Medicine master Kathy Ashton and instagram sensation and health coach Rachael Finch of Kissed Earth! It’s an exciting day out, filled with shopping, new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice. We all want to live a healthier more wholesome life and the Festival is a great way to discover how. Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most respected wellbeing events, attracting over 91,000 visitors nationwide. The 2021 Festival will be held at International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Doors open 10am daily. Tickets are FREE and can be registered online at mbsfestival.com.au. Starting a renovation or home improvement project? The Sydney Autumn Home Show is the place for you! 2021-05-13T06:13:32Z starting-a-renovation-or-home-improvement-project-the-sydney-autumn-home-show-is-the-place-for-you With events resuming across Australia, thousands of Sydney homeowners and renovators are set to flock to Darling Harbour next week as the Sydney Autumn Home Show returns in 2021. Located at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May,  expect the latest and greatest in home-improvement and renovation products and services.  The new Eco Town feature will be making its first appearance at The Sydney Autumn Home Show. Visitors can learn about how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. There will be a broad range of industry experts on bee keeping, solar energy, innovative Australian products, tips on how to make your home more sustainable, to all thing’s hemp & biodegradable products. and even a uniquely converted shipping container including different building materials. Plus, daily demonstrations hosted by our Eco Town Ambassador Wombat (Clint Price) from The Block 2017, talking all things recycling, planting, worm farming and heaps of activities for the kids so that they can reconnect with nature and make cool things to take home! For the first-time, homeowners can walk through their future home in virtual reality before it is built! Envision VR have created a world-first VR experience, where you can visualise your plans and walk around freely in 1:1 scale. Whether you want to move the living room, add another room, or change the colour scheme, you can now decide it all before construction begins! Visitors can try this ground-breaking VR experience for themselves at The Home Show. Stuck at home? Turn your backyard into the peaceful holiday oasis of your dreams at our Staycation Resort! It’s your destination to be inspired by the best in alfresco living, including pools, spas, decking, fire pits, outdoor furniture, and BBQs. Plus, see all the premier products positioned around a beautiful Tiny home to really imagine what your backyard could look like. Thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bathroom? Or maybe you’re looking to integrate smart home technology? Leading home renovation and design platform, Houzz, are bringing their professionals to you with Ask a pro on Houzz. Book in your FREE 20-minute consultation and get all your questions answered, there’s a pro on Houzz to help turn your design dreams into reality! Blockheads get excited, we’re bringing your favourites to our Seminar Stage! Sarah and George, contestants of The Block 2020 will be appearing Saturday 22 May from 12pm, presenting on all things ‘The Block, design, style and day-to-day lives!’ The Block royalty Kyal and Kara will be appearing Sunday 23 May from 12pm, presenting their ‘Bathroom Renovation Tips!’. TV Personality and Reece Brand Ambassador Andrew Winter will be taking the stage from 1pm Saturday 22 May talking about ‘the Great Australian Bathroom’, followed by our MC for the Show, TV Personality and presenter on ‘Open Homes Australia’ James Treble will be presenting why ‘Homes Must be Practical’ Saturday 22 May from 2pm. The Sydney Autumn Home Show offers the opportunity to discover new brands and products, with exclusive specials and door prizes only available at The Show. A few exhibitor highlights include Reece, Envision VR, Book an Artist, Kutchenhaus, Vegepod and many more!   The Sydney Autumn Home Show is Sydney’s favourite building and home improvement event - don’t miss this chance to see everything for your home under one roof in one weekend.   - ENDS -   Sesame Street and The Wiggles Announce a New Two-Music Video Collaboration 2021-05-11T23:25:36Z sesame-street-and-the-wiggles-announce-a-new-two-music-video-collaboration Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organisation behind Sesame Street, and The Wiggles are excited to announce a new two-music video collaboration, in commemoration of a combined 80 years of children’s entertainment excellence.From moving your Arms to Zooming around, get ready for “ABCs of Moving You” with Sesame Street and The Wiggles. With an updated version of the Sesame Street song (originally sung with Usher), Cookie Monster, Elmo and Abby Cadabby and their friends The Wiggles dance and sing through the letters of the alphabet. Custom versions of the music video debut on Sesame Street’s and The Wiggles’ YouTube channels today. Fans can also enjoy a playlist of Favorite Songs from Sesame Street and The Wiggles, featuring 20 songs.Both brands recently celebrated milestones with Sesame Street marking its historic 50th season last year and The Wiggles kicking off their 2021 celebration of 30 years of children’s entertainment. The two beloved children’s brands last joined forces to release a new take on The Wiggles’ classic hit song “Do the Propeller,” on YouTube in November 2019. This video will be followed in June with a reimagining of The Wiggles famous song “Fruit Salad.” Starring The Wiggles - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, Abby and Elmo, this fun music video virtually features fruit being dropped and passed between screens adding playful and colourful elements. “What better way to celebrate the 30th year of The Wiggles, and 50 years of Sesame Street in Australia, than with a brand-new music video? We had so much fun the first time around, we just had to reunite,” said Jenny Gioia, VP of Multimedia Programming, Sesame Workshop. “We’re thrilled to team up and provide new content on our YouTube channels for kids and their families to laugh, learn and sing with some of their favorite friends.” “Collaborating with Sesame Street feels so natural and makes so much sense,” says Anthony Field, Blue Wiggle and founding member of The Wiggles. “We share the same desire to consistently make music that entertains and educates. It was particularly fun performing together on this Sesame Street classic.” Sesame Street airs on the ABC (season 50) and is also available to stream on Netflix (season 49). ###About Sesame WorkshopSesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org. About the WigglesThe Wiggles have been entertaining millions of families across the globe for 30 years. The band has sold over 30 million albums and DVDs, 8 million books, as well as accumulating over one billion music streams and 2 billion views on YouTube. More than 70 album and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 gold, 13 platinum, 3 double platinum and 10 multi-platinum awards, and have been awarded 13 ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category), and inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Contacts:Tamara Jenkins (Sesame Street)Esencia CommunicationsPh: 0400 525 996E: tamara@esenciacommunications.com.au Rob Bailey (The Wiggles)rbailey@brandstandpr.com Tammy Fit expands her empire to include Yoga 2021-05-04T22:30:41Z tammy-fit-expands-her-empire-to-include-yoga-1 Originally released in 2018, Tammy Fit has long had a reputation for being one of the best at-home and gym workout programs on the market. With the introduction of Resident Instructor Paula Alva; a highly experienced Purivian Yogi, the app will continue to grow, becoming a user’s complete mind, body and soul workout companion. Tammy has been practicing yoga for many years and is very excited for her community to build upon their practice with her. Paula is the first of many instructors that will be added to the app. Tammy says “Yoga is a practice, not perfection. I have wanted to introduce yoga to my TammyFit app for so long now as I feel like yoga & weight training complement each other so well. When I met Paula, I knew that she was the perfect person to bring vinyasa flows to the app. I’m excited for my users to see what we have created!”  “We live in a very fast paced world and have busy lifestyles, so I find it important to take a little time each day to stop, breathe, find a calmer mind. This helps us keep balanced and handle situations and people in the best way we can.” comments Paula. Beautiful step-by-step video classes which cater to all yoga levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced - are accompanied by the addition of new Tammy Fit products including yoga mat, cork yoga blocks and bands, to give users the option to flow with support.  About Tammy  A mother to two children by the age of 22, Tammy has created a global fashion, health and fitness business empire within a short time frame of three years. She is one of Australia’s biggest influencers, with over 12 million followers on Instagram and over a million on YouTube – platforms she has leveraged to promote her health and fitness brands. About Tammy Fit Tammy Fit gives you exactly what you need to work out and eat like Tammy and see results. From 8-week programs to step-by-step individual workouts and nutritionist designed meal plans, you can choose what works for you and your schedule. Nutrition is the key to long-term results.