The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-11-10T01:37:54Z Hemp legalisation set to boost business for one of Australia’s leading Hemp product suppliers 2017-11-10T01:37:54Z hemp-legalisation-set-to-boost-business-for-one-of-australias-leading-hemp-product-suppliers The family owned and operated Australian business, established in 2006, was founded by The Williams family, CEO Ron, Formulating Director Maria, as well as their daughter Lara and sons Lloyd and Craig, who have been waiting for over a decade for this legislation to pass. Lara Burton, co-founder and Head of Sales and Marketing says: “We are delighted this day has finally come. Although we have legally been able to sell our Hemp food products in overseas restaurants and retail channels for years, we can now supply restaurants, cafes and supermarkets in our own home country, which is a great result and a wonderful feeling.” Lariese Purely Hemp produces a range of products including Hemp Seed Oil, Hulled Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein Powder (50% and 80%) all using Canadian Hemp which is recognised worldwide as the best in the world due to Canada’s optimal growing conditions and nutritious soil. The Hemp industry is currently worth over $US570 million (1) in the US and Canada alone. Managing Director, Lloyd Williams, firmly believes this week’s ruling will significantly increase sales and market share for Lariese Purely Hemp. The Williams family have been advocates for the benefits of Hemp for a considerable time and firmly believe that the ruling will greatly improve the health of Australians, due to the large number of health benefits contained within Hemp. The family from the oldest to the youngest all use their own Lariese Hemp in their daily lives, including pre-and post-natal. They won’t offer anything for sale unless they have conclusively tested it on themselves first. Hemp is not just a super food but more of a whole food, being highly nutritious with many health benefits. It is rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids and is also a great source of protein and contains high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron and zinc. Hemp Seed Oil has been used as a food/ medicine in China for over 3000 years. Lloyd Williams continues; “As one of the largest suppliers of Hemp in Australia and overseas, we have researched and tested hemp and hemp products for over ten years. The reason we chose to invest, grow and import Canadian Hemp was because of its superior quality, proven established track record for the last 18 years, and reliability of supply to the whole of North America, Europe and Asia”. Lariese has positioned itself as a market leader in Bulk Hemp Supply to all major companies nationally and internationally. Lariese believes it has experienced continuous growth due to its core beliefs, vision and 100% transparency, whilst using high quality ingredients with complete traceability. Lariese Purely Hemp seed is of a proprietary species bred for quality and taste and its products are certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten free and Kosher certified. The company is the only provider in Australia currently selling premium 80% Hemp Protein. The family believes in providing healthy food options that are produced with a focus on sustainability and the environment. Hemp is a sustainable food source that boasts many inherent nutritional benefits and can be cultivated without negative environmental impact. Lara continues: “Our growers don’t use any potentially harmful pesticides, in-crop herbicides, or GMOs, which guarantees our great tasting hemp foods and ensures sustainability of the environment. In fact, Hemp is highly pest, weed and drought resistant meaning there is no need for pesticides and herbicides and it also removes more CO2 from the air than trees do.” Lariese Purely Hemp products can be found in most health food stores, including Go Vita and Mr Vitamins as well as online through Nourished Life. More information can be found on www.lariesepurelyhemp.com.au For further information or to interview Lloyd or Lara from Lariese Purely Hemp, please contact: Emma Kirkaldy at Polkadot Communications on 0406 025 771 or emma@polkadotcommunications.com.au Sources: 1 https://www.thehia.org/HIAhemppressreleases/4010402 Background Information What is Hemp? Hemp foods are incredibly nutritious – rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great source of protein and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron and zinc. Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked with many health benefits. www.lariesepurelyhemp.com.au Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, which provide about 16–18%. Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or toasted and Hemp seed oil is a very healthy oil, and has been used as a food/medicine in China for at least 3,000 years. Hemp Seed Oil Hemp seed oil is a natural, whole food product that – depending on its form – can be used in a wide range of recipes, consumed on its own as a dietary supplement, applied topically as a moisturising oil, or even used in industrial settings. It is in high demand for its superior quality and consistency. Lariese Edible Hemp Seed oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, and contains the perfect ratio of Omega Fatty Acids as recommended by the World Health Organization — Omega 6 and Omega 3 in a ratio of 3:1. Just 15mls contains 94% of your daily requirement of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and boasts an EFA content of 80%. These fatty acids are fundamental to maintaining good health and effective functioning of the immune system and brain. As our brain needs a constant supply of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) that the body cannot produce, Hemp Seed oil is just the fuel that our brain needs to stay healthy and function effectively. Hulled Hemp Seeds Raw Hulled Hemp Seeds are the most nutritious seeds found in nature and are a complete protein. Containing more digestible protein than any other food. Lariese Raw Hulled Hemp Seeds are a healthy and rich source of protein, particularly for vegans and vegetarians. This is true even for those unable to tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose or sugar, as there are no known allergies to hemp foods. Hemp Seeds are suitable for everyone, including expectant Mums as they contain naturally occurring nutrients essential to the brain, bone and nervous system development of a growing foetus, including Folate (Vitamin B9) and Vitamin B6. With a mild nutty flavour similar to pine nuts, Raw Hulled Hemp Seeds can be made into milk and used as a milk substitute for anything made from dairy, including butter, cheese and ice cream, as Hemp is free from estrogen mimickers and trypsin inhibitors. Toasted Hemp Seeds Whole unshelled Canadian edible hemp seeds are carefully roasted in our Canadian custom-built toasters to provide the best flavour. They are lactose intolerant free and gluten free and can be snacked on or used as an ingredient in baking, granolas, bars or snack manufacturing to provide the nutritional benefits of hemp and that extra crunch and toasted nutty flavour. Hemp Protein - 50% The nutritional profile of Hemp Protein Powder shows it contains all the essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for good health. It stands alone as the only balanced, natural source of nutrition needed to assist with muscle building and repair, weight loss and fitness improvement, and muscle recovery. It is a complete food. Alkaline, and with an RNA genome very similar to human DNA, superfine Lariese Hemp Protein Powder is easy to digest and highly bioavailable. With 95% protein digestibility, it is easily metabolised into the system. Hemp Protein - 80% Our 80% Premium Hemp Protein Powder contains all the essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for good health. It stands alone as the only balanced, natural source of nutrition needed to assist with muscle building and repair, weight loss and fitness improvement, and muscle recovery. It is a complete food. Alkaline, and with an RNA genome very similar to human DNA, superfine Lariese Hemp Protein Powder is easy to digest and highly bioavailable. With 95% protein digestibility, it is easily metabolised into the system. WordStorm PR is thrilled to represent FOUR PAWS Australia 2017-11-01T23:29:13Z wordstorm-pr-is-thrilled-to-represent-four-paws-australia With offices in 10 countries and more recently in Australia, FOUR PAWS aims to stop animal suffering and to ensure that animals are treated with respect, empathy and understanding. The not-for-profit organisation has been operating since 1988. WordStorm PR will be working with FOUR PAWS Australia on an initial project to increase awareness of bile bear farming in Vietnam, with plans to hopefully rescue bears who are being saved and relocated to a fabulous new bear sanctuary. Monica Rosenfeld, Managing Director at WordStorm PR, said: “Animal cruelty is such an important issue and we are honoured to be educating the public about all the amazing work FOUR PAWS does to help the plight of animals around the world. It’s such an inspiring organisation doing very important work, therefore we are thrilled to be involved in helping to spread the word. We look forward to promoting the projects that FOUR PAWS are working on to protect these ill-treated animals.” For more infomation contact: Rochelle: rochelle@wordstormpr.com.au Grace: grace@wordstormpr.com.au ABSEIL FOR YOUTH SET TO HIT $2M IN FUNDRAISING AT THE END OF THIS YEARS’ EVENT 2017-10-10T07:05:15Z abseil-for-youth-set-to-hit-2m-in-fundraising-at-the-end-of-this-years-event Ice now #1 drug of concern, increased suicidal ideation, and increased psychosis in young Australians Abseil for Youth is an annual event that brings together hundreds of people who scale a 33-storey (135m) building to fundraise for the Sir David Martin Foundation, a NFP who are committed to supporting young people in Australia. The charity focuses on supporting youth who suffer from problems including substance addiction, homelessness, mental illness, disengagement from society, abuse, unemployment and family breakdown. They do this by funding Triple Care Farm - an award-winning residential rehabilitation program for young people aged 16-24, run by Mission Australia and located in Southern Highlands. The thrill-seeking event is in its eighth year, and sees over 300 people of all ages and fitness levels scale the building at 1 Market Street, all in the name of charity. Over the years Abseil for Youth has become one of the largest unique public opportunity to fundraise in the heart of Sydney CBD and now in its eighth year, they are set to hit $2M in fundraising. Funds raised through Abseil for Youth will help to cover the costs to provide this specialised support to young Australians. It costs over $27,000 to put just one person through the residential rehabilitation program and provide an additional 6 months support as they re-join the community for a safe and positive future. With a recent study of the programs Return on Social Investment (SROI) conducted by Social Ventures Australia, it is evident that for every $1 invested into Triple Care Farm, $3 is generated in long term positive results for the community. Triple Care Farm is able to support 100 youths per year. “Abseil For Youth is a unique opportunity! Where else could you get the thrill of your life, overlooking the gorgeous Sydney Harbour, and raise money for such a good cause? When you’re facing a 130m descent, your mind and body are screaming to stop, but you have the commitment to see the challenge through – you’ll feel more alive than ever. Every abseiler conquering their own fear and making that step off into the unknown, gets a little taste of what young people in rehab face as they tackle their own very different challenges.” says Alex Green, General Manager of Sir David Martin Foundation. Ice has become the primary drug of concern for young Australians seeking treatment at Triple Care Farm. Addiction tears apart families, destroys homes and ruins lives. Young people from all backgrounds and neighbourhoods are being impacted by addiction, with frightening rates of youth suicide ideation and co-morbid mental health issues. Triple Care Farm provides treatment and support for these issues, as well as assists young people in returning to education and training to find pathways to employment and a healthy, productive life. “TCF supports young people to make real and lasting change in their lives. Young people move out of a life immersed in trauma and drug use to feeling valued and worthwhile. Abseil for Youth continues to be an exciting event to support this amazing change.” notes Gabriella Holmes, Program Manager, Triple Care Farm. The corporate partner this year is Investa who are supporting the event for the fourth time in a row. ‘Abseil for Youth’ 2017 will take place at 1 Market Street, Sydney from Thursday 12th to Friday 13th October 2017. For further information please go to www.abseilforyouth.com or call 02 9219 2002. For all media enquiries and interview requests as well as access to case studies, please contact Annabel Carroll annabel@polkadotcomms.com.au // (02) 9281 4190 NOTES TO EDITORS Abseil for Youth 2017 supported by Investa When: 12 & 13 October 2017 Where: 1 Market Street Sydney - Event supported by Investa - Corporate Teams and Individuals from across Sydney and interstate will be abseiling - Up to 6 people can abseil at a time - 300 people will be abseiling this year MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Abseil opportunities, interview opportunities with Triple Care Farm graduates, staff and ambassadors / public identities available. Sir David Martin Foundation Ambassadors Scott Gooding and Andrew Lock will both be taking part this year and are available for comment. NOTE: Additional program information and outcome data as well as the SROI report can be provided. NEW ZEALAND KIDS OUTSMART THEIR AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION 2017-09-25T23:04:59Z new-zealand-kids-outsmart-their-australian-counterparts-in-trans-tasman-maths-competition-1 Students from a primary school in Alfriston, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand to win first prize in the inaugural Matific Games – a maths competition run by leading online maths resource Matific. Alfriston School, just outside Auckland, was one of thousands of primary schools who took part in the Trans-Tasman competition in August/September 2017, and won the top prize of $20,000. Brent Hughes, former teacher and Teacher Educator at Matific said: “The idea behind the Matific Games was to introduce a fun and engaging way for primary school kids to enjoy and learn maths and we are absolutely delighted at the level of enthusiasm and participation we’ve seen from this first event.” The Matific Games was based around participation by students and teachers using the Matific education resource. During the competition, students took part in over 7 million maths activities in just under two weeks. Winning schools, students and teachers will share a prize pool of over $50,000. Michelle McCarty, Principal at Alfriston School commented: “We are super proud of the way the whole school has engaged in the Matific competition and are delighted to have won first prize. At Alfriston School, students having ownership of their learning is important to us and the competition provided a forum for students to put forward their ideas for how the school could be successful. Those ideas were acted on with each student agreeing to set a personal goal of 50 stars each; with many far exceeding that goal. “Students loved the interactive challenges across all strands of the Mathematics curriculum and their progress and achievement has clearly been significant, including their individual and collective attitudes and approaches to learning the subject. We even had students wanting to stay at school past the end of the school day to ensure we could put points on the board! The feedback we have received to date is that the prize money is nothing short of fantastic, as is the way that all members of the school community pulled together to make this a success. Thank you to Matific for making this possible.” In a survey undertaken with schools using the Matific resource, 87% of kids said Matific helped them learn maths, 90% said they want to keep playing Matific after the games and 79% said that they would like or love Matific to be their homework. Being a former primary school maths teacher, Brent Hughes said that this research was a fantastic step forward for children. “We’re seeing a real attitudinal change from Years K to 6 kids regarding their approach to learning maths; the fact that nearly 80% told us they wanted maths as their homework just shows how much we are helping to change children’s attitudes towards maths in a positive way.” With seven New Zealand schools finishing in the top ten, Brent went on to say: “We’re delighted at the level of achievement we’ve seen by kids in New Zealand and it’s great to see some Tran–Transman rivalry go the way of the Kiwis in this fantastic new maths competition.” The top three winning schools are: Alfriston School, Alfriston, New Zealand Rosehill Intermediate, Papakura, New Zealand Bramfield Park Primary School, Maddington, Western Australia Background Matific is part of global educational technology company whose founders include top Australian businessman Leon Kamenev, who has launched a number of high profile online companies including Menulog and HotelClub. The aim of Matific is to make maths fun and engaging for all students and this competition was launched to introduce schools to a new, fun and simple way of approaching maths that simultaneously helps young students develop a lifelong appreciation for the subject and its applications. The Matific resource, which is currently in 45 countries and translated into 26 languages, has been getting excellent results and making inroads in both the New Zealand and Australian education systems, following the 2014/2015 TIMSS findings which revealed both countries’ primary maths standards were slipping, sitting at 491 and 517 respectively. Given the decline in numeracy standards in New Zealand and Australia, highlighted by PISA and TIMSS, Matific is committed to supporting primary school teachers in the classroom and helping them get students engaged in maths at an early age. www.matific.com Interviews and photography with/of the winning schools and Brent Hughes from Matific are available on request – please contact Emma Kirkaldy at Polkadot Communications on 0406 025 771 or Tiffany Yuen on 02 9281 4190. Breaking News - ASX Listed G Medical Signs Binding MOU for US $67.5M for China Distribution 2017-07-27T00:24:14Z breaking-news-asx-listed-g-medical-signs-binding-mou-for-us-67-5m-for-china-distribution ASX Announcement 27 July 2017 G MEDICAL SIGNS BINDING MOU FOR CHINA DISTRIBUTION VALUED AT US$67.5M •Binding MOU signed with Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. •Agreed terms include call centre cooperation and a minimum purchase order of Smartphone Prizmaunits within the first year. •Medical and ancillary support via Nurse and Physician staffed call centres and ‘Cloud’ services. Mobile health and e-health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (“G Medical” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“Agreement”) between its subsidiary G Medical Innovations Asia Limited and Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. (“Boletong”), for the distribution of G Medical’s products and for call centre and ‘Cloud’ services in the People’s Republic of China. G Medical Smartphone Prizma Purchase Order Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong has agreed to purchase a minimum quantity of units within the 1st Year of the G Medical Smartphone Prizma, and to provide associated support services for a minimum period of 60 months. Boletong will pay a pre-determined price for each unit, with the value of the agreement based on the minimum commitments being no less than US$67,500,000. The obligation to acquire the units commences on the granting of the CFDA certification to G Medical, which is currently in process. Support Services 1) Medical Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and G Medical will set up a medical call centreproviding support services from 50-60 Nurses and 3-5 General Practising Physicians. Boletong will be responsible for the recruitment of the Nurses and General Practising Physicians, andthe establishment of the call centre. 2) ‘Cloud’ Subscription and Support Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and/or G Medical will provide; a) Automated Cloud algorithm interpretation services, for biomedical signals 20170727_GMV - Binding MOU for China Distribution Page 2 of 3 b )Level 1 services including, Live and/or automated end-user technical support c) Level 2 services including, hardware (device) support, replacement/repairs Marketing and advertising G Medical agreed to contribute an immaterial portion of the per unit price as marketing and investment for Boletong's promotion of the products and services in China, with such payments to be set-off against payment of the purchase orders by Boletong. Non-competition Boletong and its associations are subject to non-competition restraints for the period of the Agreement, and ending five years after its termination (unless G Medical is found by a Court to have breached the Agreement). These non-competition restraints extend to competing with the products or services of G Medical. G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce yet another significant relationship for G Medical within the ever-growing and lucrative Chinese territory. To have further increased our purchase commitment for our G Medical Smartphone Prizma devices, over and above our existing agreements, is an exceptional outcome with a key partner in Boletong. This adds further to our robust, multi-year revenue stream for the Company, particularly within the first year of a CFDA approval being granted”. “I have met with the executives of Boletong, and whilst in China have visited their facilities and operations. Boletong operates in 16+ provinces and works with the National Public Health care system and acts as a distributor of medical services for the government. Boletong is currently working with several large healthcare organisations such as Wanda, a medical company which is positioned in the top three in their area, and along with telecom carriers such as China Telecom. Boletong is also supported through investment from a large and reputable group in Beijing. Our team, has invested more than 3 months in bringing this MOU to fruition, during which time we were able to satisfy ourselves as to Boletong's strong financial position, their key government partnerships in place, and the ability to deliver all aspects under our agreement.” “This relationship is a significant strategic partnership, allowing the roll out the Company’s medical and ancillary support services within the Chinese territory, for both our professional call centre and Cloud based systems”. Ends Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 www.otsana.com About Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd. (Boletong) is a hi-tech medical and healthcare company invested by Beijing Honghui Group which has businesses in medicine, investment, drug store automation system and new energy areas, based in China. Boletong focuses on the production and sales of medical devices, membership healthcare management systems and R&D and applications for the National Basic Public Healthcare Project Solution. Boletong is currently one of the top 16 service providers for the national public healthcare system. Boletong is located in Jinan Hi-tech Technology Development Area, Shandong province. Boletong’s website is www.sdboletong.com About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX:GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company brings forth the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit www.gmedinnovations.com Australian beef producer, Jack's Creek win World's Best Fillet Steak Award at World Steak Challenge! 2017-07-05T00:41:20Z australian-beef-producer-jack-s-creek-win-world-s-best-fillet-steak-award-at-world-steak-challenge Jack’s Creek win World’s Best Fillet Steak Award at World Steak Challenge 2017! Family-run Australian beef producer, Jack’s Creek has won the World's Best Fillet Steak producer accolade at the World Steak Challenge in London last night; the third time in a row that the producer has been the recipient of a top award at the competition. The competition was bigger and tougher than ever with 17 countries and over 100 entries from the world’s top beef producers. The Jack's Creek winning steak came from a Wagyu F2+ 450-day grain fed Fillet. Jack’s Creek also won a Gold medal for its Wagyu F2+ 450-day grain fed Striploin and a Silver Medal for its Wagyu F2+ 450-day grain fed Rib Eye. Patrick Warmoll, managing director of Jack's Creek commented, “I am delighted with the outcome this year. We spent a considerable amount of time selecting our entries alongside our German distributor, Albers Food, who this year came to our farm in Tamworth, Australia to assist in the selection process for our Wagyu entries. With added categories, their input was very valuable!” “A third consecutive set of Gold and Silver medals, as well as the World’s Best Fillet Steak award confirms that we are producing a consistent, high quality product and I am very proud of the business we have created. As I always say, this is as much a win for Australia as it is for us.” Chair of judges Marco Peerdeman said, “We focused on how the steaks taste, taking into account their tenderness. Those that got it right jumped out at you. The steaks were definitely high this year! It’s interesting for us with the different categories as different cuts have different qualities so we had to take that into account.” Rod Addy, editor of GlobalMeatNews, said: “The sheer range and quality of entries this year is a testament to the hard work put in by producers across the globe. This year’s Challenge has attracted a record number of entries, reflecting the pride producers take in their products and the eagerness to win an accolade, which will propel their business and their brand.” Jack’s Creek’s award-winning beef can be found in many of Australia’s top restaurants including, ARIA, BLACK Bar & Grill, Catalina, LuMi Bar and Dining and many more. ARIA restaurant Head Chef Ben Turner commented that, “Jack’s Creek beef is always a consistent and tasty product” and BLACK Bar & Grill Executive Chef, Dany Karam said, “When I heard the prized sirloin from Jack’s Creek was named the World’s Best Steak, I knew I had to have it. We smoke it over our signature cherry wood ash before cooking it on the iron bark grill and serving it medium to bring out the tender flavour and succulent texture. Our customers absolutely love it.” www.jackscreek.com.au For more information on Jack’s Creek, interviews with Patrick Warmoll and images, please contact Annabel Carroll at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190 / annabel@polkadotpr.com.au About Jack’s Creek Jack’s Creek is still regarded as a relative newcomer in the world of specialist beef after launching in 2000. However, in 1947 the Warmoll Family began farming in Breeza and the company’s links to fine food dates back to 1852, when the Warmoll Family emigrated from Ireland before opening butcher’s shops in the Victorian and NSW gold fields. The company is family run by co-founders and brothers, Philip and David Warmoll and sons Patrick Warmoll, MD and Robert Warmoll. Jack’s Creek is at the forefront of Australian premium beef production – processing and marketing grain fed Wagyu and Black Angus, which it ships to more than 20 destinations around the world including Japan, Saudi Arabia, China and the Germany. Geoscape Offers World-First Decision Making Capabilities to Australian Organisations 2017-04-04T21:57:33Z geoscape-offers-world-first-decision-making-capabilities-to-australian-organisations Locate17 – Sydney, Australia – 5th April, 2017: PSMA Australia, a provider of the nation’s location datasets, today officially launched its award-winning innovation in location intelligence, Geoscape. In a world-first, Geoscape enables Australian organisations to make better decisions using location-based insights that were previously too costly or time consuming for most businesses to access. This is the first time location information and data analytics have been combined and made available in this way, on a national level. PSMA also confirmed the much-anticipated Sydney dataset will be released on 5th April, 2017, with the national rollout due for completion by early 2018. To download a sample of Geoscape, visit: www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ “Geoscape is a breakthrough in location-based intelligence that provides essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy, and puts Australia on the world map as a leader in this technology,” said Dan Paull, PSMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a business intelligence tool, Geoscape gives organisations the opportunity to improve services and increase revenue through evidence-based decision making. It will be used by governments to improve Australia’s future planning, development and management, including everything from building smarter cities to keeping people safe during fires, floods and other natural disasters. There’s also a vast range of applications in the private sector, with particular interest coming from the telecommunications, insurance and utilities sectors.” DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, uses a range of geospatial technologies to deliver core components of the Geoscape dataset. By connecting the world's highest quality commercial satellite imagery and an ecosystem of analytics partners on the Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX), DigitalGlobe is able to automatically and accurately extract many types of features about the built environment at continental scale. "The convergence of high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies has created some incredibly exciting opportunities for organisations to analyse man-made and natural environments at country and continent scales more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, CTO, and EVP. “We are proud to partner with PSMA Australia to harness these innovations and create a digital index of Australia’s built environment that will benefit a wide range of industries, including business intelligence, insurance, and telecommunications.” How Geoscape works PSMA has collaborated with DigitalGlobe to create the Geoscape dataset, which uses a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and machine learning to capture attributes of the built environment and link each building to a geocoded address. Organisations can see and analyse this data to gain new insights and improve the way they plan and operate. The data includes building footprints and heights, roof construction, land cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panel installations and swimming pools, and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools. New opportunities for enhanced service delivery As Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems evolve and smart cities become a reality, Geoscape can underpin them by linking a wide range of information generated about the lifecycle of the built environment. Data from a rich mesh of sensors can be tied to a location, an address, a legal land parcel and an area, ranging from a single building, to a few streets, to a planning zone or a region. Geoscape creates a wide range of opportunities for improved service delivery including in: Risk management (flood modelling, fire risk modelling, wind impact assessment) Geoscape provides information about the size and roof construction of buildings, their proximity to vegetation and other buildings and a model of terrain to support the assessment of risk. Market assessment For businesses providing property related services Geoscape provides information about buildings, solar panel installations, swimming pools, roofing material, surfaces and vegetation. Telecommunications Geoscape supports the rollout of wi-fi and 5G networks by providing a model of the terrain and information on the shape and heights of buildings and tree cover to support blackspot analysis. Natural disaster impact assessment Preliminary post-event assessment of the likely impact of natural disasters on building infrastructure and vegetation. Valuations Provides building sizes, number, roofing information, vegetation location, heights and basic land use for the valuation process. How Pitney Bowes uses Geoscape Pitney Bowes has been a partner of PSMA Australia for over 15 years. Geoscape is the main dataset used by Pitney Bowes to create its GeoVision product. The data captured in Geoscape is taken and combined with Pitney Bowes location intelligence platforms to create unique and leading edge solutions, which are capturing world-wide recognition. For more information, please see a case study www.geoscape.com.au/showcase/. Australia's ground-breaking Geoscape is rolling out, region by region, across Australia. For progress on the national rollout of Geoscape, view the release schedule at www.geoscape.com.au/rollout/. Download your free trial To download a sample of Geoscape to see how it could be used in your organisation, visit www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ Want to know more? If you’re interested in speaking with PSMA to learn more about Geoscape, you may visit them at Booth 110 and 112 at Locate17 or contact marketing@psma.com.au. For more information: www.geoscape.com.au/ About PSMA Australia PSMA Australia’s goal is to facilitate broad and sustainable access to high-quality location data by offering foundational national spatial information derived from the authoritative data sources of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments and private sector partners. PSMA was formed by the governments of Australia in 1993 to collate, transform and deliver their location data as national datasets. An unlisted company limited by shares, PSMA is owned by all the governments of Australia. As an independent and self-funded business, PSMA is able to collaborate beyond government to drive innovation and provide fundamental infrastructure for a digital world. For more information visit: www.psma.com.au/ About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet its customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defence and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management and navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information visit: www.digitalglobe.com/ Media Contact: Kate Donnelly Spectrum Group psma@spectrumgroup.is +61 2 9469 5700 Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T00:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Expert Witness.com.au Launches as Australia's Largest and Most Trusted Expert Database 2016-11-12T05:17:21Z expert-witness-com-au-launches-as-australia-s-largest-and-most-trusted-expert-database FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Introducing the new national standard in finding Expert Witnesses! The Expert Witness Database (EWD) revolutionises Australia's Expert industry. http://www.expertwitness.com.au, is a collaborative database of experts with at least eight years of extraordinary tested industry experience satisfying the rules of an 'Expert Witness', combined with approved training and proven experience and training as an Expert Witness. Simon Smith, CEO and Computer Digital Forensics Investigator, himself an Expert Witness knows all too well how frustrating it can be and his clients often tell him how hard it was to seek out his specialisation. "I see EWD as a simple connection point between industry and experts. We have used a 'Keep it Simple' policy. It is for clients seeking an expert, and for the experts seeking to advertise their extraordinary skills to clients", Mr. Smith said in a press conference for the opening of the site today. EWD is a new innovation developed for experts and contains complex internal algorithms that compare keywords and case law to words from CV's and the requirements of the client to get the best match for a client. Such technology is proprietary and has been developed by Mr. Smith who has been a Master in Software Engineering professionally for over 20 years. "The system has so much more under the bonnet", Mr. Smith said. After an expert expresses their intent to apply for an expert listing a whole process goes on behind the scenes that indexes and dissects the human capital into thousands of subcategories later to be matched into industry competencies. Mr. Smith, an expert in competency mapping and an inventor of educational patents in this very subject matter, stated that "this technology is new to the industry and is not only unmatched but has the ability to revolutionise the industry." Mr. Smith did say that all engagements will naturally pass strict human scrutiny at all times, but a helping hand is favourable. "Every application is personally reviewed by a careers expert and each applicant is interviewed", Mr. Smith said. However, it seems that this is not the only benefit to EWD. The site directly connects experts in their specialist fields with their client to directly engage in contractual negotiations once matched. The matching service is FREE for lawyers, counsel, clients and all who seeks to genuinely engage Expert Witnesses. All the expert has to do is pay a yearly fee once approved - which is currently half price for the first year at $199 + GST. EWD does not interfere, try to take any commission or involve itself in the invoicing between the expert and the client. It simply hands the Expert Witness the customer for life. "How many sites offer that for $199 + GST?" asks Mr. Smith. "It is a valuable resource for all, even journalists with our new special call-out facility. The website introduces a new innovation to the industry. It offers a completely free Dispute Resolution and Conciliation Service which benefits both the expert and the client in the event of some contractual disputes. A successful relationship starts with communication. Helping experts meet their legal requirements and promoting good customer relations is what we endorse. The difference between our service and others is introduction between the client and expert is made without interference or prejudice. There are no fees charged by EWD. The expert and client build their long term relationship, and the expert simply pays a low-cost yearly fee to be listed. It's all about building goodwill in this industry, in my personal experience, that breeds success. Unlike other websites, EWD is not interested in taking a share of experts' money - that only drives the price up for clients", Mr. Smith said.  The site is both user and mobile-friendly and features industry RSS feeds and will soon feature spotlighted experts and recent decisions of interest. For all medico-legal and forensic experts in any area that are asked to give an expert opinion, report, testimony or evidence to counsel, a lawyer, private client, or in a court of law, the benefit that the new unbiased EWD site brings is phenomenal, given that a yearly fee for an expert is reduced for a limited time to 50% of its original price down to $199 + GST. Finally, Mr. Smith states, "There is of course a major over-arching benefit to this website which is beyond compare. It is NOT misrepresenting itself as a University, it is NOT a group of lawyers, it IS a completely independent Expert Witness Database built for the purpose of promoting excellence and independent connections of choice in the profession. The site also offers Expert Witness Training and other benefits to members. This is an innovation in the industry and promotes professional relationships between Expert Witnesses and their clients, without third-party interference." http://www.expertwitness.com.au. Experts can apply for an expert listing at 50% off for a limited time. Brando ‘Wildboy’ Yelavich embarks on a new adventure walking the coastline of Stewart Island 2016-10-18T21:30:00Z brando-wildboy-yelavich-embarks-on-a-new-adventure-walking-the-coastline-of-stewart-island Brando Yelavich aka Wildboy, is set to embark on his next challenging adventure circum-nagivating his way around the wild coast of Stewart Island, south of New Zealand.   Setting off on November 10, this solo journey is estimated to take 60 days to complete and will see the 22-year-old trek through more than 400km worth of pure wilderness and stopping at over 27 remote locations across the island.   Just over a year ago, Brando became the first person to walk the entire coastline of New Zealand, an expedition that spanned 8700km and took him 600 days to complete. “Stewart Island is the missing link to my epic coastal adventure and I’m coming back to finish the job,” he says.   Brando just joined the GoPro ANZ team as a content creator, with the globally recognised camera brand supporting his Stewart Island expedition with all the latest accessories, as well as Absolute Wilderness who will be providing Brando with freeze-dried meals.   Tourism agency Venture Southland are another major supporter and are excited to see another young adventurer exploring the wonders of Stewart Island, following a visit from Prince Harry in 2015. Tourism and Events Manager Warrick Low says it’s “great to have someone with Brando’s adventurous spirit and technological know-how to go on this trip, so that we can all get a feel for the outreaches of New Zealand. As he gets to the Southern half, his only company will be natives like the kiwi, great white sharks and whitetail deers.”   After being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia in his school years, Brando was on a path to self-destruction and his transformational journey changed his perspective on the world and the people in his life. He wrote a NZ best seller titled ‘WILDBOY’ and forged a new future.   “I have a hunger for exploration and to inspire others to live their dreams, which is why I’m tackling Stewart Island. I love stepping into the unknown and facing challenges where the outcome is yet to be determined.”  -ENDS-  For media enquiries, contact: Holysmoke! Agency Amanda Fry or Jenny Hua P: +61 2 8354 0931 E: amanda@holysmokeagency.com or jenny@holysmokeagency.com Aussie inventor leading his company to global growth 2016-10-12T22:00:00Z aussie-inventor-leading-his-company-to-global-growth Media Release October 2016 CEO, founder and inventor Rory Kennard, is leading his design-led company, Makinex, on a mission to roll out 20 world-first innovative products in 20 countries in the next 10 years, as they source new global distributors in Japan , USA, Europe and the Middle East. The innovative company, who already have offices in Sydney and Los Angeles has a big picture vision for its future and is focused on innovation, invention and disruption of the construction industry. Inspired by safety issues and doing things better, Rory Kennard, set out to create solutions for problems and challenges that tradies and contractors were having in their everyday roles in the sector. The team have invented over 13 products since its inception in 2004. Biggest sellers include the Powered Hand Truck, Makinex Dual Pressure Washer and Jack Hammer Trolley, but they also have designed and created generators, tile smasher heads, floor saws and floor strippers as part of their product portfolio. With the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy identifying the construction industry as a priority for work health and safety* and 35 construction employees seriously injured each day*, Makinex has made it their mission to make inefficiencies extinct. A recent launch of product, the Powered Hand Truck, has already seen the company win Safe Work Australia’s ‘Good Design’ Award earlier this year. The revolutionary machine, allows just one person to pick up small and bulky loads weighing up to 140kg (309lbs). As there is no need for a license, this makes the Powered Hand Truck ideal for lifting small bulky goods that would usually need more than one person or take up valuable forklift time. It has the potential to cut shoulder and back injuries from heavy lifting, creating a safer and efficient environment in the workplace. In Feb 2016 Makinex PHT won The Rental Award in the UK and immediately after this win had a PHT product video go viral prompting international interest in the product and business. On his businesses growth, Kennard says, “Makinex strives towards continuous improvement and making inefficiencies extinct in the workplace. We are constantly looking closely at the marketplace to find unique, innovative and practical product solutions that provide the construction and rental industries with a better way to do their jobs to save time, physical effort and money”. “It’s exciting times here as we begin to drive the business forward. Robotics are next on the list, with my team continuing to innovate and solve problems every day” “We believe that ‘good enough’ is never enough for our customers”, says Kennard. View the multi-award winning Powered Hand Truck here CEO, Rory Kennard and GGM, Paul Weaver with the existing Makinex range ENDS * http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/statistics/industry/pages/industry *http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/926/fatalities-in-construction.pdf For further information, hi-res photos & interviews please see below Dropbox link and contact: Sophie Chant | Rhetoric PR | 0434 104 502 | sophie@rhetoricpr.com.au Makinex Makinex is an award winning company which is set to disrupt the construction industry with their unique and innovatively designed products which provide a better way of getting the job done. The company has offices in Sydney and LA and their products are distributed and sold around the world and stocked in Home Depot in the US. Only JHT in Home depot With plans to expand the existing designed product range, growth in local and global markets and a commitment to ongoing research and development, Makinex is experiencing unprecedented growth, particularly in our own line of designed and manufactured products. List of products: Hose 2 Go Generator 16 kVA Powered Hand Truck -140 Makinex Jackhammer Trolley Tile Smasher Jackhammer Attachment Flippable Wide Chisel Jackhammer Attachment Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 4000psi Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 2500psi Makinex Floor Saw Makinex Floor Stripper Generator 10kVA Petrol Generator 9kVA Diesel Generator 6kVA Petrol http://www.makinex.com.au/ Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design goes to a Materials Handling device with a difference 2016-10-12T06:46:38Z safe-work-australia-s-award-for-good-design-goes-to-a-materials-handling-device-with-a-difference Creativity, innovation and design has come together, winning Makinex Construction Products’ Powered Hand Truck Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design last weekend. The revolutionary machine, the Powered Hand Truck, replaces the need for a forklift and has the potential to cut shoulder and back injuries in the workplace. The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg (309lbs). It provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads. The inaugural Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design was selected from finalists across all categories in the 2016 Good Design Awards. Makinex were presented with their award as part of the 2016 Good Design Awards ceremony on 27 May 2016. Since using the Powered Hand Truck, Australian company Kennard’s Hire has seen a significant decrease in shoulder and back injuries. It has become an indispensible piece of equipment in Kennards Hire across Australia and New Zealand. “A focus on health and safety in design helps eliminate hazards and risks before they enter the workplace. Good work design can radically transform the workplace in ways that benefit the business, workers, clients and others in the supply chain.” said Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Michelle Baxter. “Makinex is about making inefficiencies extinct, where the name itself comes from this driving force. Makinex strives towards continuous improvement by looking close at it’s business to find unique, innovative and practical product solutions that provide the construction and rental industries with a better way to do their jobs to save time, physical effort and money”, says CEO Rory Kennard, who plays an instrumental part in the design and development of many of Makinex’s products. Makinex is an Australian owned private company that have been experts in the design, development and distribution of innovative products since 2004, providing solutions to the construction, landscaping, equipment hire, infrastructure and related industries. With plans to expand the existing designed product range, growth in local and global markets with offices in Los Angeles, and a global dealer network they have a commitment to ongoing research and development, Makinex is experiencing exponential growth, particularly in its own line of designed and manufactured products. “We believe that ‘good enough’ is never enough for our customers”, says Kennard. Watch the multi-award winning Powered Hand Truck here ENDS For further information, hi-res photos & interviews please see below Dropbox link and contact: Sophie Chant | Rhetoric PR | 0434 104 502 | sophie@rhetoricpr.com.au Makinex Makinex is an award winning company which is set to disrupt the construction industry with their unique and innovatively designed products which provide a better way of getting the job done. The company has offices in Sydney and LA and their products are distributed and sold around the world and stocked in Home Depot in the US. Only JHT in Home depot With plans to expand the existing designed product range, growth in local and global markets and a commitment to ongoing research and development, Makinex is experiencing unprecedented growth, particularly in our own line of designed and manufactured products. List of products: Hose 2 Go Generator 16 kVA Powered Hand Truck -140 Makinex Jackhammer Trolley Tile Smasher Jackhammer Attachment Flippable Wide Chisel Jackhammer Attachment Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 4000psi Makinex Dual Pressure Washer 2500psi Makinex Floor Saw Makinex Floor Stripper Generator 10kVA Petrol Generator 9kVA Diesel Generator 6kVA Petrol http://www.makinex.com.au/ Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Call for Papers DEADLINE 23rd October 2016 & ECI Excellence Awards 2016-10-10T00:49:46Z early-childhood-intervention-eci-call-for-papers-deadline-23rd-october-2016-eci-excellence-awards 27th NSW/ACT Conference - Call for Papers Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED - 23rd October 2016 In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. ECIA NSW/ACT is inviting professionals to submit abstracts for presentations, workshops or panels that explore innovative practices, challenges, research and policy directions. Click here to view or download the 'Call for Papers' Flyer. Click here to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission.* *Note: The Abstract Submission Template may automatically begin downloading in your default browser. Check your browser or go to the Downloads folder on your computer to access this document. Read more... Excellence Awards The Excellence Awards aim to honour and recognise outstanding achievements in the ECI sector that have contributed to the improvement of the lives of children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The Excellence Award categories celebrate and acknowledges teams and organisations that demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families to achieve their goals. The ‘Excellence Awards’ will be presented for outstanding achievements in the ECI Industry at the NSW/ACT Conference on 25th - 26th May 2017 at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach. Award Categories The following award categories will be open for nominations: Outstanding family-centred practice Champion of Inclusion Team around the child Innovative practice Applications and Nominations Applications will open on 14th November 2016. Nominations must be for a team or organisation in the early childhood intervention sector operating in NSW or ACT and includes; early childhood educators, special educators, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, audiologists, social workers and psychologist. Applicants can self-nominate their team or organisation or nominate another team or organisation. Nominations for individuals will not be accepted. ECIA Members and Non Members are eligable to apply.* *Note: ECIA Members can nominate at no cost. Non ECIA Members are required to pay an application fee of $99 (inc. GST). Theme: ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future Location: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach Dates: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May 2017 Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 2017 Conference has as its theme ‘ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future’. This provides an exciting opportunity for service providers and professionals interested in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood, to come together with a focus on building the capacity of our sector and the community, understanding the NDIS and the impact on children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The conference will have a strong focus on the key issues affecting practice in early childhood intervention, now and into the future. State Conference Registrations NOW OPEN Register now to receive the Early Bird discount! Registrations for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future are now open. You can register to attend the two day conference on: Both days – Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2017 Day One Only – Thursday 25 May 2017 Day Two Only – Friday 26 May 2017 Two Days One Day Early Bird ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate* $505 $305 Early Bird Non-Member Rate* $585 $345 ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate $560 $360 Non-Member Rate $640 $400 *Early Bird rates will finish on 24th March 2017 If you have any queries about registering for the conference or need any further information, contact Libby Forsyth on (02) 9873 2593 or admin@ecia-nsw.org.au. Read more... Real Cyber Crime Stories, real life results, real cases, real dangers, real advice, real trends and warnings PR available for the media on request 2016-08-12T14:12:07Z real-cyber-crime-stories-real-life-results-real-cases-real-dangers-real-advice-real-trends-and-warnings-pr-available-for-the-media-on-request Hi, I'm Simon Smith. I am a Computer Forensics Cyber Investigator, and Certified Expert Witness. I give forensic evidence in court and am a private investigator, ethical hacker and expert in Digital Forensics. I have essentially predicted "Cybergeddon" and have solved some of Australia's largest Cyber Crimes that ACORN and the Police and prior High Tech Crime Commission could not solve for many years. I specialise in Computer Forensics and essentially can reverse engineer any software, and have a very active view on how Australia and the Police are "behind the 8 ball". I am a Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator and hold almost 100 Qualifications, and have been programming since 11 years old. My websites outline my background. I have solved multiple million dollar SCAMS, and caught cyber-stalkers that were 7 people in 1, worked on major defamation cases and revealed to Channel 7 and Channel 9 expert information pertaining to consumer risks involving digital pickpocketing of credit cards using RFID, NFC and EMV using standard Android programming, and also Cyber-bullying for Today Tonight. I tought advanced programming over 16 years ago at Swinburne Uni, was the top 2% in Information Systems in Australia in VCE and was instantly snapped up from school as a Systems Analyst Programmer and have built and worked for 7 digit businesses. I don't rely on software to conduct my investigations, I make it. My sites say more than enough! https://www.evestigator.com.au http://www.cybersecurity.com.au https://www.youtube.com/embed/1sC58Y2qumI?hd=0&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0&hd=1&loop=1 http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2016/08/10/simple-attack-abs-bungled-census/ http://www.evestigator.com.au/CYBERCRIME-WARNING--PRESS-RELEASE-POKEMON-DANGER-DECISION-BY-27-JULY-16.pdf http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/2016/04/18/iphone-life-expectancy/ http://newcastle-australia.cracker.com.au/LegalServices/evestigator-simon-smith-australias-top-computer-forensic-expert-witness-and-investigator/18059269 Direct: 0410 643 121 eVestigator, Australia's most sought after Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Security Specialist, Expert Court Witness, Advocate, Mediator, FDRP (As featured on Today Tonight and the Today Show) Simon Smith t/as eVestigator has over 20 years experience as a Master Computer Programmer and University lecturer dating back over 16 years in advanced computer programming and for the last six years has been utilised as a Digital Forensic Expert Witness and Private/Factual Investigator, as well as an Expert Cyber Security Investigator and Auditor and Data Recovery Expert. He is also a Cyber Security Analyst, Mobile App-Store Developer and a Computer Systems Source Code Auditor and Reverse Engineer - and often called as an Expert Witness for the Courts. Simon offers a vast range of Specialist Investigative and IT services. Renowned in Australia as Today Tonight's Cyber-bullying Expert, he is a Cyber-Crime Investigator, with experience in Insurance Risk Analyst, Data Loss/Prevention, Online/Offline Fraud, Intellectual Property, eDiscovery / Due Diligence and an Education Industry Expert. He has created some of Australia's largest Australian education institutes worth millions of dollars and has changed industries with his innovations. His work stems from his excellence as a computer programmer since an 11 year old boy - an enthusiast turned genius, being in the top 3% of the country in the Year 12 Common Assessment Task exams. Being highly sought, although he attempted a programming course at Deakin - he ended up teaching the Professor and tutoring others, and landed himself a lecturing position at Swinburne University sessionally and was hand picked straight into a Analyst Programming position working with Corporate giants, immediately finding security glitches in high end financial applications which drew his attention to cyber-security. He however climbed the ranks through the entire chain of IT roles as a programmer, ultimately in control of all levels of IT - support, networking, security, installation, testing, customer liaison, turning business requirements into actual project plans and essentially solely performing the entire SDLC himself and/or working with the other organisation to instruct them through what he needed. He soon outgrew these positions and opened up his own major international businesses programming pocket PC's and devices for Microsoft, Apple, RealOne, and later became not just an Applications and security expert, but an expert with the addition of the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, Java, Windows CE/Nokia Computer Forensics & Data Recovery. From his young background from ground up he was capable of reverse engineering and ethical hacking, had created software patents and invented his own customised protocols even from the age of 13 years old. He had written web, ftp, smtp and custom encrypted servers from as young as 16. Now at 36, he is a Windows Certified Programmer, Family/Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP, ADRP), Nationally Accredited Mediator (NAM), Ethical Hacking/Reverse Engineering Expert, Licensed Private Investigator specialising in Cyber and IT facts, Corruption Investigator, Surveillance/Bug Detector, Litigation Support. He is highly qualified, experienced, and offers fast and cost effective in/out of court outcomes, complimented by his Cth. Appointment in Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Education industry, Counselling, and work as a Grief and Trauma course writer. He is also an accredited Grad. Dip trainer of Barristers, Lawyers and Psychologists in Family Law Dispute Resolution. He holds several Post-graduate Qualifications many covering innovation, security and digital education. He now concentrates as an Expert Witness in the very rare field of Cyber Forensics and is an expert in catching Cyber Stalkers and White Collar Cyber-crime and has succeeded in cases where even the High-tech police divisions have not been able to assist. He has been able to locate offenders without any trace of an IP address and shorten litigation due to his extensive knowledge. He is an asset Pre, Post and during Litigation. Posted: Friday, 12 August 2016, 3:26 PM Reply Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture http://www.evestigator.com.au http://www.forensicinvestigator.com.au http://www.courtexpertwitness.com.au http://www.cyberinvestigator.com.au http://www.cyberblog.com.au http://www.evestigatorreviews.com.au eVestigator issues urgent press release warning the public of Cyber Security dangers of Augmented Reality eVestigator® Simon Smith is invited to Channel 9's the 'Today Show' to discuss Cyber Pickpocketing Direct: 0410 643 121 eVestigator, Australia's most sought after Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Security Specialist, Expert Court Witness, Advocate, Mediator, FDRP (As featured on Today Tonight and the Today Show) Simon Smith t/as eVestigator has over 20 years experience as a Master Computer Programmer and University lecturer dating back over 16 years in advanced computer programming and for the last six years has been utilised as a Digital Forensic Expert Witness and Private/Factual Investigator, as well as an Expert Cyber Security Investigator and Auditor and Data Recovery Expert. He is also a Cyber Security Analyst, Mobile App-Store Developer and a Computer Systems Source Code Auditor and Reverse Engineer - and often called as an Expert Witness for the Courts. Simon offers a vast range of Specialist Investigative and IT services. Renowned in Australia as Today Tonight's Cyber-bullying Expert, he is a Cyber-Crime Investigator, with experience in Insurance Risk Analyst, Data Loss/Prevention, Online/Offline Fraud, Intellectual Property, eDiscovery / Due Diligence and an Education Industry Expert. He has created some of Australia's largest Australian education institutes worth millions of dollars and has changed industries with his innovations. His work stems from his excellence as a computer programmer since an 11 year old boy - an enthusiast turned genius, being in the top 3% of the country in the Year 12 Common Assessment Task exams. Being highly sought, although he attempted a programming course at Deakin - he ended up teaching the Professor and tutoring others, and landed himself a lecturing position at Swinburne University sessionally and was hand picked straight into a Analyst Programming position working with Corporate giants, immediately finding security glitches in high end financial applications which drew his attention to cyber-security. He however climbed the ranks through the entire chain of IT roles as a programmer, ultimately in control of all levels of IT - support, networking, security, installation, testing, customer liaison, turning business requirements into actual project plans and essentially solely performing the entire SDLC himself and/or working with the other organisation to instruct them through what he needed. He soon outgrew these positions and opened up his own major international businesses programming pocket PC's and devices for Microsoft, Apple, RealOne, and later became not just an Applications and security expert, but an expert with the addition of the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, Java, Windows CE/Nokia Computer Forensics & Data Recovery. From his young background from ground up he was capable of reverse engineering and ethical hacking, had created software patents and invented his own customised protocols even from the age of 13 years old. He had written web, ftp, smtp and custom encrypted servers from as young as 16. Now at 36, he is a Windows Certified Programmer, Family/Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP, ADRP), Nationally Accredited Mediator (NAM), Ethical Hacking/Reverse Engineering Expert, Licensed Private Investigator specialising in Cyber and IT facts, Corruption Investigator, Surveillance/Bug Detector, Litigation Support. He is highly qualified, experienced, and offers fast and cost effective in/out of court outcomes, complimented by his Cth. Appointment in Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Education industry, Counselling, and work as a Grief and Trauma course writer. He is also an accredited Grad. Dip trainer of Barristers, Lawyers and Psychologists in Family Law Dispute Resolution. He holds several Post-graduate Qualifications many covering innovation, security and digital education. He now concentrates as an Expert Witness in the very rare field of Cyber Forensics and is an expert in catching Cyber Stalkers and White Collar Cyber-crime and has succeeded in cases where even the High-tech police divisions have not been able to assist. He has been able to locate offenders without any trace of an IP address and shorten litigation due to his extensive knowledge. He is an asset Pre, Post and during Litigation. 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