The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-23T02:47:36Z Rodeo 4 Life Announces Elite Bull Riding Superstars in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular! 2019-10-23T02:47:36Z rodeo-4-life-announces-elite-bull-riding-superstars-in-australia-s-richest-bull-ride-rodeo-spectacular MEDIA RELEASE: 23 October 2019  “Rodeo 4 Life” Announces Elite Bull Riding Superstars in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular! Today, Rodeo 4 Life announced its line-up of elite bull riding champions* who’ll thrill audiences when Australia’s richest bull ride and country music arena spectacular explodes at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong on Saturday 30 November to help save lives! In an Australian first, Rodeo 4 Life combines electrifying rodeo sports entertainment starring Australia’s toughest bull riding champions from across Australia with a full length live concert by seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins, performing some of his greatest hits. Rodeo 4 Life will be a thrilling night of entertainment featuring a star-studded line-up of bull riding daredevil cowboys who’ll fight the odds to stay mounted for the full 8 seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $30,000 in prize money! Rodeo 4 Life’s cowboy line-up includes bull riding superstars Cliff Richardson (NSW), Troy Wilkinson (NSW), Wade McCarthy (WA), Mathew Bee (QLD), Troy Cross (NSW) and Toby Collins (VIC) who’ll be going for gold to take home the Rodeo 4 Life inaugural title and the grand prize! But these bull riding legends won’t have an easy ride! They’ll be challenged by young gun cowboys already with a string of titles under their belts including; Wyatt Milgate (QLD), Sam Woodall (VIC), Joe Down (VIC), Bryden Atkins (VIC) and Ty Thomson (QLD) - all aiming to smash records to win the Rodeo 4 Life title and the pot of gold! Producer Doug Vickers OAM, a long-time rodeo man who’s produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia said, “We’re thrilled to have such a fine line up of champions in this spectacular event that will keep the audience on the ‘edge of their seats’ when Rodeo 4 Life rocks The Gong in a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment.” While Rodeo 4 Life will be exhilarating, Australia’s bull riding champions won’t just be bucking for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful  bulls in the ride of their lives; they’ll risk all by ‘riding for a greater cause’ – to raise bucks that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute (RPATI). Champion cowboy Troy Wilkinson who currently holds the highest bull riding score in Australia with a record of 93 and the titles of 2015 APRA Bull Riding Champion, 2017 PBR Australia Champion and 2017 PBR World Finals Qualifier, said, “Rodeo 4 Life will be massive and the competition as tough as it gets!” “We’ll all be riding our hearts out for this important cause and hoping to bring home the grand prize in Australia’s richest bull riding rodeo arena spectacular.” Rodeo 4 Life producer Doug Vickers is more than a businessman, he’s also a grateful RPA liver transplant recipient who’s doing much more than setting the bar high for Australian rodeo sports entertainment; he’s also increasing awareness of organ donation and funding essential life-saving organ transplant research with 100% of profits dedicated to research conducted at the RPATI. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has long been Australia’s pioneers in organ transplant research and surgery having saved thousands of lives through developing breakthroughs to benefit all Australians. Thanks to the funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life, the RPATI will be able to continue with the development of a world first organ perfusion system that will be able to extend organ viability from the current length of just a few hours to become viable for several days. This will allow more organs to be made available for transplant and a greater number of Australian lives to be saved. “Rodeo 4 Life champion bull riders and the audience will be part of something that’s so much more than a night of exciting entertainment - they’ll have the time of their lives while giving seriously ill people time to live,” Mr Vickers said. “By promoting the need to register to become an organ donor and funding this vital research at RPATI, we’ll be increasing the number of organs that can be transplanted and together we’ll save more lives,” he said. Travis Collins, who’s well known for his tireless fundraising efforts by dedicating his talents to causes close to his heart to help others said, “It’s an incredible honour to perform at Rodeo 4 Life. While music, song writing, recording and performing is my life, there is something very special about being part of something bigger that has the power to save the lives of many.” Book now at Ticketmaster www.bit.ly/RFL-BOOK or rodeo4life.com.au. -ENDS- *Full list of Rodeo 4 Life Bull riding champions on page 3.   MEDIA CONTACTS INTERVIEW REQUESTS Insight Communications on: 02 9518 4744 INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES 1.      Rodeo 4 Life Champion Cowboys 2.      Doug Vickers OAM - Rodeo 4 Life producer and RPA Liver transplant recipient 3.      Travis Collins - Seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year 4.      John ‘Happy” Gill of JP Gill & Sons – Rodeo 4 Life stock contractor   RODEO 4 LIFE LINKS 1.      Rodeo 4 Life Website: https://rodeo4life.com.au/ 2.      Rodeo 4 Life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodeo4lifeau/ 3.      BOOK NOW at Ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/RFL-BOOK 4.      Organ Donor Register: https://donatelife.gov.au/   RODEO 4 LIFE MEDIA CENTRE – DOWNLOADS 1.      Photographs of spokespersons, cowboys, rodeo images and bulls can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/RFL-Media     JOURNALIST NOTES RODEO 4 LIFE CHAMPION BULL RIDERS (IN ALPHA ORDER) 1.      Ben Atkins from Tongala, Victoria, is a long-time crowd pleaser in bull riding competitions and was a NFR Finalist in both 2007 and 2008. 2.      Bryden Atkins from Chiltern, Victoria, was 2 time APRA Junior Bull Riding Champion and 2009 NRCA Junior Bull Riding Champion. Bryden also holds the 2014, 2015, 2016 RSA Woodalls Series Ride-Tuff Bull Riding Champion title and was a 2015 United Bucking Bulls inc. (UBBI) World Series Qualifier. Bryden’s been an APRA Bull Riding Qualifier multiple times and his recent wins at Barooga and Chiltern APRA Pro-Rodeos. 3.      Mathew Bee from Tarome, Queensland, won the title of RSA Ridetuff Series Rookie Bull Riding Champion in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 he was the RSA Rookie Bull Riding Champion and in 2016 and 2018 he took the title of NRCA Australian Bull Riding Champion. 4.      Brumby Brandenburg from Bloomsbury, QLD will be looking to take home his first bull riding title when he takes on some of Australia’s champions at Rodeo 4 Life. 5.      Joey Buckingham from Mossman Queensland, holds the titles of 2017 Great Northern Bull Riding Series Rookie Champion and 2016 Mareeba Rodeo Novice Bull Ride Winner. In 2015 he was an ABCRA NQ Zone Qualifier and in 2014 he was an Australian High School Rodeo Finals Qualifie 6.      Sam Champ from Meldale, Queensland holds the title of 2015 APRA Sunshine Circuit Bull Riding Champion. 7.      Toby Collins from Maldon, Victoria is the 2018 Cloverdale Bull Riding Champion, a 2016 (PRCA) Texas Circuit Finals Qualifier and in 2011 he won the title of APRA Rookie Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc Champion! 8.      Troy Cross from Boorowa NSW, has been a national finals qualifier six times and holds the title of 2009 Christchurch New Zealand World International Winner.  9.      Jonathan Couling from Singleton NSW, holds the 2014 and 2017 East to West Coast Bull Riding Champion titles and was a WRA and LRA Bull Riding Finalist in 2016 in Alberta Canada. 10.   Sam Daly from Cobden, Victoria has a string of rodeo titles to his name including 2010 and 2011 RSA Junior Steer Riding Champion, 2012 SCRS Rookie Bull Riding Champion and the 2016 Ride Tough Woodall Series Rookie Bull Riding Champion. 11.   Joe Down from Warrnambool, Victoria is a four-time Dalby Qualifier, the 2018 and 2019 APRA Rookie Bull Riding Champion. Joe holds the 2018 and 2019 RSA Rookie Bull Rider titles. 12.   Jesse Glass from Qurindi, NSW has been working the rodeo circuit since high school and was a two-time Qualifier in the RSA National Finals Bull Ride & Steer Wrestling, ABCRA NFR and was a National High School Finals Qualifier. 13.   Lane Howlett from Roma Queensland, finished in the top 10 in the 2018 APRA season and took 4th place at Mt Isa in 2018.  Lane holds the 2019 Sunshine Circuit Bull Riding Championship title. 14.   Sean Lynch from Wagga Wagga NSW, is a National Finals Qualifier in both the APRA and ABCRA Championships. 15.   Kyle Maskiell from Longford Tasmania is an RSA Champion Bull Rider. 16.   Jack McArther from Cooyar, Queensland holds the 2017 APRA Bull Riding Championship title. 17.   Wade McCarthy from Muckenburra, West Australia holds the titles of 2018 West Australian All Round Champion Cowboy, 2018 West Australian Bull Riding Champion and 2014 ABCRA Australian Bull Riding Champion. 18.   Wyatt Milgate from Biboohra, Queensland is one of Rodeo 4 Life’s youngest competitors with a string of bull riding titles to his name. Wyatt is a two-time NRCA Qualifier, a five time ABCRA Qualifier and in 2017 and 2018 he was the ABCRA NQ Zone Junior Bull Ride Champion. Wyatt holds the titles of NQRA 2018 Novice Bull Ride Champion and the 2017 and 2018 Great Northern Series Bull Ride Champion. 19.   Cliff Richardson from Gresford, NSW has represented Australia 3 times at the PBR Global Cups and qualified for the 2018 PBR Velocity Finals in Las Vegas USA. He was 2018 runner up PBR Australia Nation Champion, the 2018 PBR Australia Last Cowboy Standing Event Champion, 2018 ABCRA Runner Up Nation Bull Riding Champion, 2017 ABCRA Nation Bull Riding Champion, 2017 ABCRA Central Circuit Bull Riding Champion and in 2011 he was the ABCRA Rookie All Round Cowboy, Rookie Bull Riding Champion and Rookie Bare Back Champion. 20.   Dylan Richardson from Maffra Victoria, is one of Rodeo 4 Life’s youngest bull riders. Dylan holds the 2016 National Rodeo Council Services Australia Junior Bull Rider title and the 2019 RSA Junior Bull Rider title. 21.   Anthony Ryan from Warrnambool, Victoria holds the title of 2011 RSA Novice Bull Riding Champion. 22.   Trefor Sproule from Singleton, NSW is a 3 time ABCRA National Finals Qualifier. In 2016 he was the XTREAM Bulls Runner Up Champion and in 2010 a ABCRA Finals Round Winner. 23.   Ty Thomson from Mt Walker, Queensland holds the titles of 2012 Calf Riding Champion (NRA), 2016 Junior Bull Riding Champion (NRA) and was named Novice Bull Riding Champion (NRA) in 2018. 24.   Troy Wilkinson from Upper Horton, NSW holds the highest bull riding score in Australia with a record of 93 and the titles of 2015 APRA Bull Riding Champion, 2017 PBR Australia Champion and 2017 PBR World Finals Qualifier. 25.   Sam Woodall from Heywood, Victoria holds a number of titles including the 2018 Australian Professional Rodeo Association Rookie Bull Riding Champion, 2017 National Rodeo Council of Australia Bull Riding Champion, 2017 APRA Southern Cross Rodeo Circuit Rookie Bull Riding Champion, 2016 Rodeo Services Association 2nd Division Bull Riding Champion, 2014-16 Rodeo Services Association Junior Bull Riding Champion and 2012 - 16 RSA Woodall Rodeo Promotions Junior Bull Riding Champion.   RODEO 4 LIFE Giving the audience the time of their lives to give seriously ill people the time to live! Rodeo 4 Life on Saturday 30 November 2019, at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, is Australia’s richest bull ride spectacular with $30,000 in prize money up for grabs with seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins performing live in concert. Rodeo 4 Life is the inspiration of Doug Vickers OAM, rodeo sports producer and liver transplant recipient. Rodeo 4 Life will be conducted in accordance with policies, rules and industry standards of Rodeo Services Australia (RSA), and the NSW Code of Practice for animals used in rodeo events. Rodeo 4 Life will be conducted in accordance with animal welfare standards, registration and licensing systems of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). An RSPCA representative will be invited to be on site to oversee the event and a veterinarian will be in attendance. Whilst the event is raising funds to go toward Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Transplant Service; the hospital or Sydney Local Health District is not involved in the conduct or organisation of this event. DOUG VICKERS OAM Doug Vickers was born and raised in Townsville, North Queensland. In 1970 he joined the Australian military serving in the RAAF in Australia and overseas. In 1991, Doug Vickers was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List for his service to the military. In 1999, following his discharge from military service, Doug went on to teach at the National Aerospace Centre of Excellence until 2013 when he ventured into the world of business purchasing Loam and Stone Landscape supplies and establishing his engineering company which he operates today. On 23 December 2015, Doug underwent a life-saving a liver transplant at RPA. After receiving the gift of life and the lengthy recovery period that followed, Doug learned of the funding challenges faced by researchers at the RPA Transplant Institute and became passionate about creating a unique event that could generate essential funds for vital research that could save the lives of others. With a family background in rodeo sports dating back to the late 1940s and having produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia and served on the Judges Panel for both the APRA and ABCRA Associations, Doug initiated Rodeo 4 Life to generate much needed funds to support organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute.  On 8 August 2019, in an Australian first Doug Vickers OAM announced Rodeo 4 Life as Australia’s richest bull ride extravaganza and country music concert with 100% of profits dedicated to funding research at the RPA Transplant Institute. Rodeo 4 Life will be held on 30 November 2019 at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW. RODEO 4 LIFE ENTERTAINMENT TRAVIS COLLINS Rodeo 4 Life will star seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins performing some of his greatest hits including Just Another Girl, Call Me Crazy, and Hard Light. A dynamic guitarist, vocalist and live performer, Travis Collins has established himself as a leading artist in the Australian music industry.  Travis is a multiple CMAA and CMC Award winner with a growing string of hit albums, #1 songs, awards and a decade of winning fans all across the country under his belt. Well-known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals as he is for his depth of song-writing and high energy live performances, Travis Collins continues to cement his footprint as a mainstay on the Australian music landscape. GLEN MORGAN - RODEO ANNOUNCER Glen Morgan is a name synonymous with Australian rodeo sports. Glen rode saddle broncs for more than 15 years winning 13 Australian titles. Glen also and competed in Canada and the U.S.A in the 1980s and 1990s before retiring from championship rodeo competition to become one of the best rodeo announcers in the business. GENE MCDONALD - RODEO PROTECTION CLOWN Rodeo protection clowns are risk takers who do more than entertain the audience during bull riding rodeo sports - they put their life on the line to distract the bulls away from grounded riders.  Gene will have one of the most important and dangerous roles in the Rodeo 4 Life arena - to protect the star cowboys from the bulls when they hit the ground so they can get back to the chutes in safety. BIG AL WILSON - RODEO CLOWN It wouldn’t be a Rodeo spectacular without Big Al Wilson, Australia’s class act Rodeo Clown.  A former pro bull rider and a seasoned veteran of rodeo entertainment, Big Al Wilson has won the title of Australia’s Rodeo Clown of the Year, 15 times. For 20 years, Big Al Wilson has performed at Australia's largest rodeos including at all the National Finals in Australia and New Zealand, the National Finals for ABCRA, NRCA, APRA and NZPRA, and will be the star Clown again this year at all National Finals Rodeos.  JP GILL & SONS CHAMPION RODEO BULLS Rodeo 4 Life will star some of Australia’s mightiest rodeo bulls, bred and trained by legendary JP Gill & Sons, our official stock contractor. “Happy” John P Gill, and his sons - John, Jason and Jarrod could easily be considered Australia’s “Rodeo Royalty” with a family bloodline of western-style performers dating back to the early days of Australia’s Wild West Buck Jumping Shows. From humble beginnings JP Gill & Sons have bred a bloodline of champion rodeo bulls beginning with Dr Jekyll and 007 purchased from Noel Cook of the Running N Quarter Horse Ranch at Nathalia, Victoria.   RPA TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE The RPA Transplant Institute was founded in 2006 to promote and support transplant research projects undertaken by scientists and transplant clinicians at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), the University of Sydney and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  The RPA Transplant Institute is part of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), Australia’s pioneers in kidney and liver transplantation research and surgery with organ transplantation one of the many miracles of modern medicine created at RPA. LOOK WHO'S TALKING WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA IN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 2019-10-23T00:40:09Z look-who-s-talking-with-john-travolta-in-sydney-and-melbourne-australia GUESS WHO’S ON STAGE WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA? When it comes to Australian women John Travolta is normally associated with Olivia Newton John. However Olivia is being replaced for An Evening with John Travolta presented by Anthology in Sydney on Wednesday November 6 at The Star and in Melbourne on Sunday November 10 at the Palais Theatre by another famous Australian when Walkley Award winning journalist, author, TV presenter and radio host Melissa Doyle stars opposite John on stage as the MC for both events.  Melissa will put John through his paces and his incredible career as his interviewer for both events and then moderate the q and a session with the audience. At this stage there is no talk of Melissa and John doing a duet to Summer Nights or You’re The One That I Want! John Travolta says “Hey Australia I’m coming your way. I’ll see you in Sydney and Melbourne for an evening of reminiscing, music, movies, you name it…and thanks Anthology!” For tickets from $99 and VIP meet & greet & photos with John Travolta book now at www.aneveningwith.com.au FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, TICKET GIVEAWAY PROMOTIONS, CORPORATE & MEDIA ENQUIRIES email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412501601     Ruel announced as Audiofly Pro’s global brand ambassador 2019-10-22T01:56:58Z ruel-announced-as-audiofly-pro-s-global-brand-ambassador Ruel Vincent van Dijk (more popularly known by his stage name, Ruel) will be partnering with Australian headphone brand, Audiofly, to be the brand ambassador for their Audiofly Pro range of universal and custom in-ear monitors. He will be using their quad balanced armature drivers AF180 MK2 universal in-ear monitors (IEMs) and their six balanced armature drivers custom IEMs for his upcoming world tour. Ruel is already making waves in the global music industry with his powerful vocals and hook laden songs. After winning praise from industry heavyweights including Elton John and Khalid, Ruel became the youngest ever recipient of the ARIA Award for Best Breakthrough Artist of the Year. 2019 has already seen him crowned as the youngest male performer to not only headline, but sell out the Sydney Opera House…twice, and has had him land a #3 debut on the ARIA album charts for his sophomore EP, ‘Free Time’. “Stoked to be joining the team at Audiofly and become their brand ambassador for the new Pro series,” said Ruel. “Quality in-ears can really make or break any show, so making sure I’m using a brand I can trust and to have something that can be fully customisable is really cool.” Audiofly recently released their custom IEMs and the new MK2 range of universal IEMs this year. Embracing the legacy set by the existing range, the new MK2 IEMs retain the signature soundstage, impressive clarity and superb ergonomics of the MK1 that has already been recognised and celebrated in Australia and other regions, but sees upgraded features, updated designs, new colourways and refreshed packaging - all based on the feedback from the variety of artists they work closely with. “We are beyond excited to have Ruel and his crew joining the Audiofly team as the global brand ambassador for our Audiofly Pro range of IEMs,” said Michelle Tran, Marketing Manager at Audiofly. “His down-to-earth personality, incredible talent and hard-working ethos perfectly align with the core values of Audiofly. Combine this with his honest, raw music that his ever-growing army of fans can relate to, Ruel is fast becoming one of the leaders of the next generation of Australian music and this partnership emphasises our continuous support for the Australian music scene.”   The partnership shortly follows the recent release of Ruel’s EP, Free Time, and in the midst of his current world tour across Australia, US, Europe and Asia. About Audiofly Pro Audiofly Pro is our line of in-ear monitors designed for musicians and audio professionals. With dynamic and balanced armature drivers meticulously tuned for optimum quality, Audiofly Pro IEMs offer a neutral, balanced sound that musicians and audiophiles alike will be sure to appreciate. The MK2 range includes the AF100, AF120, AF140, AF160, AF180 and AF1120. Taking the Audiofly Pro range to the next level, we’ll be releasing our custom IEM program which includes a newly configured eight balanced driver arrangement that will surely please. About Audiofly Based in Australia, Audiofly designs pro-audio products for musicians and music lovers alike. Since 2012, Audiofly has been pushing the boundaries of driver technology, leading to the development of a range of professional in-ear monitors (IEMs). What started as a drive to achieve clear, accurate sound for pro musicians, soon evolved to how we could make it better for all. That same precision and attention to detail used in Audiofly Pro in-ear monitors has been applied to all products in our range: in-ear headphones made for the day-to-day and wireless Bluetooth products for those wishing to go further. For more information, visit www.audiofly.com or contact Michelle Tran via marketing@audiofly.com or 0427 087 197.  Media release: POLISH FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES AND LINE-UP 2019-10-17T04:15:38Z media-release-polish-film-festival-australia-announces-2019-dates-and-line-up Polish Cinema In Australia, Inc is proud to announce its line-up for the seventh annual Polish Film Festival, showcasing the best of Poland’s filmmaking – plus a special screening of an Australian documentary - over two November weeks in Melbourne, with Festival highlights screening in early December for Sydney audiences. Melbourne’s much-loved independent cinemas, The Classic and Lido will be home to Polish Film Festival - Australia 2019 from November 22 to December 1; and in Sydney, the Ritz Cinemas will hold two screenings each day on the weekend of December 7 & 8. Setting the tone of quality, award-winning festival programming, opening the Festival will be Academy Award® nominated director Agnieszka Holland’s acclaimed biopic, Mr Jones, which had its Australian premiere at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival and received Best Film nominations at the 2019 Polish Film Festival (Golden Lion) at the Berlin International Film Festival (Golden Berlin Bear). Starring James Norton, Joseph Mawle, Peter Sarsgaard and Vanessa Kirby, Mr Jones is a compelling and powerful film about Welsh journalist Gareth Jones and his efforts to expose Soviet atrocities in the 1930s. Another highlight will be Australia-based director Simon Target introducing his insightful documentary, The Polish Missionaries, featuring music by Cezary Skubiszewski. Also screening will be Jacek Borcuch’s Dolce Fine Giornata – starring "the dame of Polish cinema" and best Sundance 2019 Actor Award winner Krystyna Janda; multi-award winning director Filip Bajon’s beautifully crafted, epic period drama, The Butler; Werewolf, a disturbing World War II thriller by writer-director Adrian Panec; 53 Wars , Ewa Bukowska’s evocative psychological drama adapted from the autobiographical novel by Grażyna Jagielska; Kinga Debska’s “Best Film” nominated Playing Hard ; Olga Chajda’s outstanding directorial debut, the acclaimed LBGTQIA sensual drama, Nina; multi-award-winning director Wojtek Smarzowski’s controversial box office hit, Clergy ; and last but not least, based upon the Italian hit comedy Perfect Strangers”, Tadeusz Sliwa’s Nie znajomi (NB: in Polish only – no English subtitles). The Polish Film Festival will also feature more special guests and themed multi-cultural events, to be announced in the coming weeks. Session times and ticketing information for Polish Film Festival Australia 2019 will be announced on November 1, through www.polishfilmfestival.com.au. Connect with Polish Film Festival Australia online: OFFICIAL WEBSITE FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Jameson – 0419 323 663 erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com FILM SYNOPSES Mr. Jones (2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6828390 A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. Director: Agnieszka Holland Stars: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard VIEW TRAILER WATCH MR JONES PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS FROM BERLINALE 2019 _________________________________________________________________________________________ Dolce Fine Giornata / Slodki Koniec Dnia (2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9358106 Directed by Jacek Borcuch. With Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor. The stable family life of a poetess living in Tuscany begins to fall apart , after she develops a relationship with a young immigrant, and as she makes a controversial acceptance speech after a terrorist attack in Rome. Director: Jacek Borcuch Stars: Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutnialk, Antonio Catania VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ The Butler / Kamerdyner (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6712374 Set between 1900 and 1945, the film follows a Prussian family von Krauss, and a forbidden love story between the Kashubian boy Mateusz and the German aristocrat girl Marita Director: Filip Bajon Stars: Janusz Gajos, Anna Radwan, Sebastian Fabijanski VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ Werewolf / Wilkolak (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7203520 Children liberated from a Nazi concentration camp have to overcome hunger, thirst and vicious dogs in an abandoned mansion surrounded by the forest. Director: Adrian Panek Stars: Kamil Polnisiak, Nicholas Przygoda, Sonia Mielnicka VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ 53 Wars / 53 wojny (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7434040 Anna, whose husband Witek is an acclaimed 1990s war correspondent, keeps waiting for him to return safely from each war he reports from. But soon she gets overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Its ambitious genre blend, marrying suspense and horror tropes to a tormented love story. Director: Ewa Bukowska Stars: Magdalena Bukowska, Grazyna Jagielska VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ Playing Hard / Zabawa, zabawa (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7419468 We look at three women. The 40-year-old prosecutor Dorota, the young student Magda and a distinguished surgeon, Teresa. They have something in common, an alcohol addiction. Director: Kinga Debska Stars: Agata Kulesza, Maria Debska, Dorota Kolak VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ Nina (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7461300 Nina, a teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child. Director: Olga Chajdas Stars: Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel, Andrzej Konopka VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ The Polish Missionaries (2018) Far from their own country, a determined band of Polish missionaries have given up their comfortable lives to heed their call in remote Papua New Guinea. There, they go beyond preaching gospel or handing out bibles – perhaps beyond even religion itself – to work with the Papuans towards a better life. Over a number of years, the missionaries build roads, hospitals and schools, while also struggling with the effects of poverty, disease and a lack of formal education in the young state. This Polish-Australian documentary delivers an uplifting example of how faith-based aid workers from wealthy nations can help those in poorer countries. Director: Simon Target Cinematography : Simon Target Editing: John Pleffer Music: Cezary Skubiszewski Produced by: Handheld Pictures Producers: Simon Target, Beata Zatorska VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ Clergy /Kler (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8738964 Clergy received a wide release in Poland on September 28, 2018 and grossed $29,913,342, breaking several box office records. About 935,000 viewers watched the film in its opening weekend, the best opening for a Polish film in Poland in 30 years. International rights to The Clergy have been sold to a number of foreign countries, including Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States and Canada. The film has aroused passionate debate in a deeply religious country, winning awards, but also triggering calls to be banned. Smarzowski has said he “did not want to attack faith itself” but “the men who make up the Church and those who are not saints and act like outlaws”. Director: Wojtek Smarzowski Stars: Janusz Gajos, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Wieckiewicz, Jacek Braciak VIEW TRAILER _________________________________________________________________________________________ Perfect Strangers / Nie(znajomi) 2019 NB: In POLISH only Another variation of the Italian hit comedy, Perfect Strangers by Paolo Genovese, but is shining in its Polish context. Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles. Director: Tadeusz Sliwa Stars: Tomasz Kot, Kasia Smutniak, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat VIEW TRAILER Wash Your Hands! The Wiggles & Unicef Australia release a 'Handwashing Song' & video to celebrate #GlobalHandwashingDay ! 2019-10-14T22:01:25Z wash-your-hands-the-wiggles-amp-unicef-australia-release-a-handwashing-song-amp-video-to-celebrate-globalhandwashingday   Wash Your Hands! The Wiggles and UNICEF Australia release a ‘Handwashing Song’ and video to help children stay healthy   SYDNEY, 15 October 2019: The Wiggles and UNICEF Australia have released a new song, ‘Handwashing Song’, and accompanying video to teach children how to wash their hands – view it here: https://youtu.be/DJD9zPv2NmM   Written and sung by The Wiggles, the song seeks to motivate millions of children around the world to make washing their hands with soap a simple and enjoyable habit before eating food and after touching animals or going to the toilet. The new song is being released for Global Handwashing Day, today, for which the theme is “Clean Hands for All”.   As Ambassadors for UNICEF Australia, The Wiggles want to help raise awareness that handwashing with soap is an easy, effective and affordable way to prevent illness and diseases, and save lives.   Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins said, "Music can make early life lessons enjoyable whilst being educational at the same time. We hope our ‘Handwashing Song’ will help to make handwashing fun for children and those caring for them and stop germs spreading to keep everyone healthy.”   Every day, around 800 children under the age of five die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and lack of sanitation and hygiene. Washing hands with soap before eating and after using the toilet can help reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases, which are a major killer of children in developing countries, by almost 50 per cent.   CEO of UNICEF Australia Tony Stuart said, “Teaching children the importance of handwashing is a critical building block in good hygiene practice that can not only create healthier futures, it can save lives.   “We love that children have participated in the ‘Handwashing Song’ video to demonstrate how to wash your hands and know that they will inspire other children to do the same.”    UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation, and to ensure that children practice basic hygiene including handwashing. Last year, UNICEF’s programmes helped provide 18.6 million people with access to safe drinking water and 10.8 million people with access to basic sanitation.     #####   Note to editors: To watch the ‘Handwashing Song’ video, please visit: https://youtu.be/DJD9zPv2NmM   You can listen to the ‘Handwashing Song’ online, wherever you get your music: https://abcmusic.lnk.to/handwashing   A printable copy of the lyrics is available via the following link: http://thewiggles.com.au/parents/112/hygiene/62/global-hand-washing-day-song-with-unicef-australia     For more information, please contact: Kylie Martin, The Wiggles, 0418 314 088, kylie@martini-media.com.au Nicole Lawrence, UNICEF Australia, 0419 748 324, nlawrence@unicef.org.au   About The Wiggles The Wiggles have recently celebrated 28 years of entertaining millions of fans across the globe. They now have more than 1,098,300 social media followers and have sold over 30 million CDs & DVDs and 8 million books. More than 70 CD and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 x gold, 13 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum and 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and have been awarded 13 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame).   About UNICEF UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund and works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.   For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.au   Follow UNICEF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook     SYDNEY FISH MARKET HOOKS DEC PR AS AGENCY OF RECORD 2019-10-10T06:05:34Z sydney-fish-market-hooks-dec-pr-as-agency-of-record p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {color: #0000ff} October 2019, Sydney, Australia – Australia’s home of seafood, Sydney Fish Market, has appointed independent agency DEC PR to manage its public relations, following a recent competitive tender process. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere; a one-stop-shop for 3 million food lovers from Sydney and beyond. Having been the flagship commercial hub for the New South Wales fishing industry for more than 70 years, today more than 13,300 tonnes of seafood is traded through the wholesale market, annually. Stephanie Margrain, Marketing & Communications Manager at Sydney Fish Market says: “Our team was impressed with the professionalism as well as the strategic and creative thinking that DEC PR showed during the tender process.” “We are excited to partner with an independent agency with such strong capability spanning consumer and corporate communications – one that will be able to support and shape stories across our seasonal events, but also work closely with our internal team and our retailers, to drive earned media outcomes that champion the consumption of seafood and promote the world-class sustainability of the industry," added Margrain. Renowned for its 36-Hour Seafood Marathon held annually from 23 to 24 December, and Good Friday Trading at Easter, Sydney Fish Market is an iconic Sydney destination for locals and tourists alike, but also aims to educate consumers on the wide range and seasonality of quality, sustainable seafood available. Agata Kenna, Managing Director at DEC PR, says: “Food and tourism are categories that the DEC PR team is incredibly passionate about, so Sydney Fish Market combines two of our favourite pastimes. We have extensive experience building brands, safeguarding reputations and cultivating genuine engagement in this space, and are looking forward to collaborating on campaigns that attract Australians from near and far to this iconic destination.” DEC PR commences work immediately. -ENDS- For more information or any media enquiries, please contact: Sarah-Ann Taylor via sydneyfishmarket@decpr.com.au or +61 2 8014 5033 For more information please visit www.decpr.com.au. SEA WORLD AND DEAF SERVICES TO HOST DEAF COMMUNITY 2019-10-02T04:49:51Z sea-world-and-deaf-services-to-host-deaf-community Deaf Services is proud to partner with Sea World to host a weekend celebrating Deaf community and culture. On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October Sea World is offering members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community FREE ENTRY to the park, as well as 50% off entry for friends and family accompanying them (entry to be purchased on the day of attendance). Additionally, a number of Sea World’s iconic shows and presentations such as the Affinity Dolphin Presentation and the all new Thunder Lake Stunt Show will feature Auslan interpreting, provided free of charge by Deaf Services. Bikash Randhawa, Village Roadshow Theme Parks COO, said Sea World was delighted to join forces with Deaf Services to host the weekend. “Sea World prides itself on being a family-friendly destination, which provides a welcoming environment for all guests and we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the Deaf community,” he said. “We want to ensure all of our guests can experience the world-class rides, attractions and presentations on offer at the park and events such as these highlight our commitment to creating memories for our guests which last lifetimes.” Deaf Services CEO, Brett Casey said their organisation is thrilled to partner with Sea World for the event. “As the leading not-for-profit organisation providing support to Deaf and hard of hearing Australians of all ages, it is heartening to know that Sea World echoes Deaf Services’ commitment to a more inclusive, accessible and equitable Australia,” he said. “Deaf Community Day will be hugely positive for the Deaf community as we turn our vision of all community members empowered, connected and achieving into a reality." Why Spark Festival switched to Aussie charity Humanitix to ticket their festival for entrepreneurs 2019-09-30T04:03:21Z why-spark-festival-switched-to-aussie-charity-humanitix-to-ticket-their-festival-for-entrepreneurs -- Spark Festival, Australia’s largest event for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, has launched their program on Humanitix, the Australian not-for-profit ticketing platform. The move means that booking fees from the 120 events at this years festival will fund Humanitix’s Education Program for Girls, which supports girls in disadvantaged communities to stay in school and complete their secondary education. Says Maxine Sherrin, Spark Festival Program Director: “The Spark Festival is about building the ecosystem of entrepreneurs. We want to see more startups succeed. One of the reasons we switched to Humanitix is to make sure that girls from communities around the world get a chance to finish school and be entrepreneurs too.” Says Sherrin: “With 160 events to coordinate, the ticketing platform we choose is a big deal. I was impressed to see that Humanitix has features not found on other platforms. It’s a more advanced platform, as well as a charitable one.” Spark Festival is Australia’s largest event for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs. Attendees are getting started, or going global. They are entrepreneurs, investors, inventors, innovators, students, executives or just plain curious. But with a two week program of more than 120 events, many of them free, they all find their spark at Spark. Spark Festival 2019 will run from October 10 - 27. The events in the festival range from workshops on AI (artificial intelligence) run by Microsoft, through to a ‘Feast of Strangers’ run by the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, through to robot building classes run by TinkerTank. Says Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer at Humanitix: “Humanitix has already funded 20,000 days of education for disadvantaged girls since we started two years ago. We’re so excited that Spark Festival switched to Humanitix, because it means we’ll be able to do more to close the education gap around the world.” Humanitix is an Australian success story when it comes to tech and entrepreneurship. With the number of ticket sales through the platform doubling every 3 months, the organisation is on track to become the first “charity unicorn”. Says Long: “Humanitix is a charity for the tech-generation. We don’t ask for donations. We ask anyone running an awesome event to use our platform as your booking fees can change lives." The team is available for interviews Contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer on 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au Download photography, logos and the media kit here. FAQ What is Humanitix? Humanitix is the not-for-profit ticketing platform that gives events impact. It makes event management a delight, and directs 100% of the profits from booking fees toward education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls. Why education? We believe education is the ticket to opportunity. With access to primary and secondary schooling and the support needed to stay in school, kids live healthier, more fulfilling lives and can escape the traps of poverty. Our work ranges from scholarships for Indigenous students, through to meals for disadvantaged Aussie kids, through to education programs for young girls around the world. How did it get started? Humanitix was created by Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie, who left lucrative jobs in finance to make Humanitix happen. Funding has come from many foundations, include Google and Atlassian’s, as well as a range of philanthropists. Who can use Humanitix? Anyone running events – whether an independent community event or an international conference. Event organisers have included Singularity University’s Sydney Summit, the Yakandandah Folk Festival and The Grounds. Where can I find out more? Visit Humanitix.com    Or contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer: 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au FAMILY FESTIVAL PUTS DEAF CULTURE ON THE MAP 2019-09-30T02:50:53Z family-festival-puts-deaf-culture-on-the-map Deaf Services is pleased to be major sponsor of the 13th Deaf Festival, held this year on Saturday 5 October at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. Convened by Deaf Culture Council Queensland (DCCQ), the Deaf Festival is a day of inclusive family fun celebrating the culture, heritage, achievements and language of the Deaf community. The day will include live performances from ABC TV’s Sally and Possum, Toowong State School Signing Choir and North Queensland’s own Deaf Indigenous Dance Group, as well as beekeeping demonstrations, storytelling and poetry delivered in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Present on the day will be Federal Member for Moreton Graham Perrett, Brisbane City Councillor for Calamvale Angela Owen and Deaf Services CEO Brett Casey. No festival would be complete without rides and activities, and young thrill seekers will not be disappointed with an Australian Ninja Warrior demonstration, giant slide, rock climbing wall, jumping castle and spinning tea cup ride! If you prefer not to spin while you sip your drink, feel free to stop by the Deafonshire Tea Stand or one of many stalls serving up delicious food and beverages on the day. Everyone is welcome to attend this day celebrating everything great about the Deaf community! Find out more at https://dccq.org.au/events/deaf-festival-2019/ How Many Cats Is Too Many? How Much are Pet Owners Spending on Pets' Christmas Presents? 2019-09-26T05:18:42Z how-many-cats-is-too-many-how-much-are-pet-owners-spending-on-pets-christmas-presents A new survey  sets out to find the answers Australian pet owners really want to know. Critical questions such as "How many cats is too many?", "How much do Australians spend on their pets' Christmas presents?" and many more will be answered once the results are in from the Ultimate State of Pet Care Survey currently being undertaken by leading Australian online retailer VetShopAustralia. In order to get the best results possible, VetShopAustralia is asking Australian pet owners to take just 6 minutes to complete the survey and in return, participants can opt in for a chance to win thousands of dollars in pet related prizes and get priority access to the results. Alternatively participants can choose to respond to the survey with complete anonymity.  To participate, Australian pet owners are asked to visit https://lnkd.in/gEXpgPG. Dynamically designed to tailor the questions to the responses given, it's easy, fast and fun to have your say. VetShopAustralia.com.au is Australia's oldest, largest and most awarded online retailer of pet products. Founded by veterinarian Dr Mark Perissinotto BVSc and his brother in 1999 (the same year as eBay!) VetShopAustralia delivers discount brand name pet medications, premium pet foods and more to over 10,000 pet owners every month. For more information visit https://www.vetshopaustralia.com.au/  Chelsie is shining with her custom-made ring from Larsen Jewellery! 2019-09-19T11:14:37Z chelsie-is-shining-with-her-custom-made-ring-from-larsen-jewellery-1 Larsen Jewellery is incredibly pleased to have been a part of The Bachelor Australia Series 7 as the Official Ring Partner, and to have been able to assist Matt Agnew in designing and creating this incredibly beautiful commitment ring that Matt has given to Chelsie. In preparation for the finale episode, Senior Larsen Jeweller, Kate Reid met with Matt for a one-on-one jewellery consultation. Together, Matt and the team at Larsen Jewellery designed the beautiful bespoke ring for his chosen Bachelorette, Chelsie. Matt was taken by the rarity of the colours and shapes of some truly unique gemstones, and his final selection was carefully considered and personal. “As a Senior Jeweller at Larsen Jewellery, I was fortunate enough to meet with Matt and discuss his ideas for a perfect gift for his chosen bachelorette. I showed him various gemstones and diamonds and we spoke about a number of different design options,” Kate notes of her appointment with Matt. “The custom-made ring is set with a striking 3.73ct rectangular cushion cut grey Spinel gemstone, accentuated by two dazzling shield cut diamonds. The unique ring was entirely handmade by one of our most talented Jewellers using Fairtrade™ 18ct rose gold,” Kate continues. Fairtrade certified gold is responsibly mined. This means that the miners have received a Fairtrade ‘Minimum Price and Premium’, which assists with social, environmental and economic development in their communities, and in turn creates better living and working conditions. Fairtrade gold helps miners and their communities to work their way out of poverty in South America and Africa. Co-Founder of Larsen Jewellery, Lars Larsen comments: “As always, we have really enjoyed the process of working with The Bachelor Australia team as the Official Ring Partner for Series 7. This is the third year in a row that we have partnered with The Bachelor Australia as the Official Ring Partner, and each year we are impressed by how engaged The Bachelors have been with the process. We are once again very excited to be able to showcase our work to both Matt and the shows’ viewers”. Creating exceptionally beautiful jewellery and using stunning, ethically sourced diamonds, coloured gemstones and metals, Larsen Jewellery represents the pinnacle in quality and design when it comes to beautiful fine jewellery. As one of the most respected jewellers in Australia, Larsen Jewellery specialises in custom made pieces of fine jewellery, which can be designed to meet the individual taste and requirements of each client. www.larsenjewellery.com.au @larsenjewellery #TheBachelorAU #larsenjewellery #officialringpartner For further information on the Official Ring Partnership, to visit one of the Larsen Jewellery stores or to co-ordinate an interview with a Larsen Jewellery representative contact: Annabel Carroll from Polkadot Communications // annabel@polkadotcomms.com.au // 0451 915 112 Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 to feature US$500,000 Prize Pool as the First Masters Championship CS:GO Tournament of the ESL Pro Tour 2019-09-17T03:41:50Z intel-extreme-masters-katowice-2020-to-feature-us-500-000-prize-pool-as-the-first-masters-championship-cs-go-tournament-of-the-esl-pro-tour Cologne, Germany – September 10, 2019—Intel and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will once again bring the Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) to Katowice, Poland, on February 28 through March 1, 2020. In addition to being  part of the Intel® Grand Slam, next year’s IEM Katowice at the iconic Spodek Arena represents the first CS:GO Masters Championship tournament held by ESL within the new ESL Pro Tour. IEM Katowice 2020 will feature premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) action, the IEM Expo, and exciting onsite activities. Throughout a week long of competition, 16 of the world’s top CS:GO teams will battle for their share of the US$ 500,000 prize pool, the first ever Masters Champion title, and a point toward the Intel® Grand Slam: ●       February 28 – March 1: The mainstage competition will take place inside the legendary Spodek Arena, where the six advancing teams will battle it out in playoffs, culminating in the grand finals where the winners will be crowned.   “Here in Katowice we do not only remember but also make espo rts history. This Intel® Extreme Masters will be very special in that respect,” said Michal Blicharz, Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL. “When it first took place in 2013 it started the era of esports mega tournaments. Now, a new era starts for us with the first ever Masters Championship of the ESL Pro Tour.” IEM Katowice 2020 will be the first Masters Championship ever held within ESL Pro Tour, the highest level of competition in the world’s largest CS:GO circuit of over twenty tournaments all over the world. IEM Expo, the leading esports and gaming tradeshow, will be held at the International Congress Center (ICC). The three-day expo from February 28 through March 1 will invite IEM attendees to test and experience the industry’s top brands through immersive onsite activations, technology demonstrations, and stations for gaming, content creation, and more. “Intel Extreme Masters is an amazing event bringing together incredible emotions of both fans and players along with the most advanced technology and thrilling games. Being involved in these outstanding gaming moments is in the very DNA of Intel and we are proud to be a part of this amazing journey. Together with ESL we have elevated esports to levels previously unimagined.” - said Krzysztof Jonak, EMEA Territory Billings Accounts Director at Intel. IEM Katowice 2020 will offer more exciting esports moments by hosting the championships of additional first-class gameplay, including the Quake Pro League Stage 2 Finals. Over two days, twenty-four of the best Quake players worldwide will battle to be crowned the new Quake World Champion at IEM Expo Katowice 2020.  In 2019, ESL and Intel® welcomed 174,000 fans across two weekends, resulting in the most viewed CS:GO competition in ESL’s history with 157 million hours of content consumed by 230 million fans on multiple platforms. IEM Katowice will become the home of esports for the eighth consecutive year in 2020, representing the 78th stop of Intel® Extreme Masters. Tickets for IEM Katowice 2020 will be on sale in late October. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks, including competing teams, onstage talent, ticketing information, and more. For more information, please visit the tournament website and follow Intel®  Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook. ### About ESL ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. https://about.eslgaming.com/ About Intel® Extreme Masters Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL and Intel, the competition features the world's best gamers in multiple esport titles. With IEM having over a decade of history, it is considered one of the most prestigious and traditional events in the world. (intelextrememasters.com) The Most Anticipated Event in Australian Fashion to Take Place Onboard Luxury Super Yacht 2019-09-01T23:39:21Z the-most-anticipated-event-in-australian-fashion-to-take-place-onboard-luxury-super-yacht Gold Coast, Queensland - September 07, 2019 - The most anticipated fashion event of the year in Australia, Luxe Runway, will make fashion history once again when it takes place onboard the world’s first super yacht entertainment venue. The exclusive red-carpet event will feature the Gold Coast’s finest fashion labels, one of the Gold Coast’s most recognised DJs, and a charming VIP host, promising to deliver guests with a truly dynamic experience.  Interested parties are urged to act fast to secure themselves a place at this spectacular annual event, which is organised by Luxe Agncy, a premier full-service marketing and events agency.  Luxe Runway, or LR19, takes place onboard The YOT Club, which will depart from Marina Mirage on Saturday 7 September at 5 pm. Tickets are available from eventbrite from $89, with VIP tickets being $129 (SOLD OUT). The fashion show will be produced by Luxe Agncy’s runway production partner, the Bella Styling Co. The Gold Coast’s leading fashion labels and designers will be on display on the stunning catwalk, including Mojalivin, Black N Bling, Tracy Poblano, Nikke Horrigan and Yellow Thread. Luxe Runway previously made Australian fashion history in 2018 with the Meraki Fashion Show, bringing Visibility to Disability with Lisa Cox and raising money for Red Nose Australia. The Meraki Fashion Show in Brisbane appeared in national and international headlines and was streamed, live, to over three million people worldwide.  This year, LR19 will make fashion history once again as the fashion show takes place onboard the world’s first luxury super yacht entertainment venue. Designed for cruising the waterways of the Gold Coast and Brisbane in comfort, The YOT Club features a stunningly aesthetic shade for shelter from the elements, a full onsite commercial kitchen, ten bathrooms, an eight-metre wide stage, and two luxurious levels, each with a full-service cocktail bar. Exposure for LR19 is expected to surpass that of their fashion event last year with worldwide media coverage and some of the country's most influential socialites in attendance. Confirmed VIPs have a combined number of social media followers of over two million, and Luxe Agncy is negotiating strategic partnerships with international media outlets to stream the event live once again.  Probably best known for his part in choosing the national and international DJs that play at the infamous Candy Shop Mansion parties, Valentino Beynon will be the event’s headlining DJ, creating an electric atmosphere from behind the turntables. Chris Eldridge, actor, model and influencer, has been confirmed as their VIP host.  Find out more and view pictures on Facebook and Instagram. LR19 will raise money for I Can I Will, a charity supporting children who are severely bullied due to their special needs. Media outlets can get in touch by contacting Luxe Agncy direct.  It is Game On with the new series ‘The Onliners’ 2019-08-30T22:19:51Z it-is-game-on-with-the-new-series-the-onliners It is Game On with the new series ‘The Onliners’. Animation, Learning, Entertainment meets 360 video/Virtual Reality Launched today and free online is a new series “The Onliners”. It is in 360 video or Virtual Reality for those with VR Goggles.   360 video allows you to look around the environment and interact with the screen while the animation plays.  It is a 360 degree view taking animation to a new level.  Oh, all you have to do is remember to touch the screen with your finger/mouse while the animation plays. Not only is this a whole new way to watch a cartoon, “The Onliners” is educational and entertaining as a world of computer gamers compete to be the first to explore the internet from the inside out.  Competing in teams of three, the top three teams will go online to face the challenges of life online.  Nine characters dressed as an avatar for security reasons will encounter bullies, bots and baddies that are sabotaging the internet and the race is on to protect the worlds data, while we are reminded to protect our privacy and security online.  Creator of ‘The Onliners’ Kerry Hurst has spent the last 2 years making and shaping the educational series, hoping to promote online education in a new and entertaining way of learning.  Kerry has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, making apps and training people from all different areas of life and understands the issues facing both children and parents with multiple devices connecting to the internet. Her hope is that ‘The Onliners’ provides parents with some support in reminding and educating children from a young age about the importance of security and privacy online. This six episode series is available now for free on youtube [https://youtu.be/tH-kV2lXXYQ] and provides a fun and entertaining way to discover and learn about life online.  You can meet ‘The Onliners’, at http://www.pro360duction.com.au .   About Kerry Hurst Kerry has a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Ecommerce and I am a strong advocate for Child Safety Online. I am the owner operator of Kerry’s Computer Company which is a computer training and repair business in Brisbane Australia. Media contact Kerry Hurst Brisbane QLD 4012 AU Telephone 0415 212 737 Email kerry@pro360duction.com.au Website http://www.pro360duction.com.au       Collaboration with Rockhampton school launches trial to support agriculture’s leaders of tomorrow 2019-08-23T03:31:02Z collaboration-with-rockhampton-school-launches-trial-to-support-agricultures-leaders-of-tomorrow Leading global animal health company Virbac Australia’s new collaboration with The Rockhampton Grammar School has just launched, with a trial conducted at Belmont Research Station on Wednesday 21st August. Designed to assist Year 11 students in determining the impact of internal parasites and managing drench resistance in cattle, the school has been working with Virbac Australia to conduct a product evaluation trial testing different worm treatment methods. The trial has involved administering and monitoring 200 head of cattle, split into four groups and treated with different products, before being monitored over the next 84 days. The results should demonstrate which products work best to keep down worm count and boost weight gain, with the data then being available for students to analyse and be assessed on as part of their Certificate 3 curriculum. It’s envisaged that the project should help determine the importance and impact of worms in Central QLD. With drench resistance being a current hot topic for producers, this trial is designed to continue the conversation about cattle drench resistance, and further investigate whether north Australian producers should be concerned about worms in their cattle. As Virbac Australia Technical Services Manager Dr Matthew Ball explains, “this is a unique working collaboration to support students in becoming industry experts and future leaders in Australia’s agricultural sector. We’re pleased to be able to highlight some of the key issues surrounding internal parasites for the students as well as hopefully shed light on best practice worm control practices for the wider region of central QLD.” For Rockhampton student Henry Gray the trial has so far been a great opportunity to learn more about what’s becoming an increasingly important issue for QLD farmers. “This trial is important to the agricultural industry as it will help us improve our productivity and how we manage the resistance of worms and other parasites. I look forward to gaining more knowledge of controlling parasites so that I can implement new practices my own property to improve production.” Student Sara Schottelius also spoke of her experience being part of the unique new collaboration: “I hope to gain new knowledge that I can take home to my own property to improve how we control parasites. This trial is important for the agricultural industry to help us gain new information about the best methods to combat key issues in cattle productivity.” For additional information about the trial, contact Dr Matthew Ball at matthew.ball@virbac.com Ends MEDIA CONTACT Kate Munsie, 0421 935 843 ABOUT VIRBAC AUSTRALIA Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is a specialist animal health company, with its core business in sheep and cattle products, veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, a wide range of petcare products for dogs and cats, plus a broad range of products for horses. Virbac Australia’s 2015 sales turnover was more than A$120 million. In Australia, Virbac employs around 260 personnel, all of whom are passionate about animal health. Virbac offers an injectable product called Multimin, designed to top-up important trace minerals (manganese, zinc, selenium and copper) in cattle. The focus of trace mineral supplementation has developed to beyond merely correcting deficiency symptoms. Strategic mineral supplementation is aimed at the optimisation of reproductive performance, immune function and growth, resulting in significant improvements in productivity and subsequently profitability. Photo captions: Virbac’s Territory Sales Manager Victor Moffroid leading a product demonstration Students from The Rockhampton Grammar School take part in product application methods