The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-10-10T07:05:15Z 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. SCG and Allianz Stadium to be transformed into post-apocalyptic Nerf battleground this December for Zedtown: Last Haven 2017-10-06T00:58:44Z scg-and-allianz-stadium-to-be-transformed-into-post-apocalyptic-nerf-battleground-this-december-for-zedtown-last-haven Sydney, Australia – October 6, 2017 – Zedtown, in partnership with TEG Life Like Touring, have today announced that Australia’s largest zombie survival game will see the undead walk again on 9 December in Sydney’s iconic Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium – both stadiums! Zedtown: Last Haven is the latest installment of the immersive gaming experience, which will see thousands of players battling it out as they imagine what they would do if they were the last living people on Earth. The story of Zedtown: Last Haven is a brand new one. 19 years have passed since a State Of Emergency was declared. In a despairing post-apocalyptic world where the undead roam, rumours of a Last Haven have spread like wildfire: On a distant island paradise, the world's most powerful and privileged live in splendour, free from infection and the merciless zombie horde. Their enigmatic leader, Magnus, has invited all remaining survivors to participate in the first inaugural Blood Games. Survivors will battle it out against each other (and the undead) across two colossal stadiums, for their chance to join Magnus in his fabled island city. Is this our last hope? Is this the Last Haven? Will you join them? Previous Zedtown players will be the first to access tickets, as they once again try and survive Australia’s largest real-world zombie apocalypse. Tickets for past participants will go on Pre-Sale Thursday 12 October at 2pm, and to the wider public at 2pm Friday 13 October – an ominous date of warning for the Zedtown challenge that lies ahead. This is the 9th time Zedtown will be held in Sydney since its commencement in 2012, but is the first time such a significant event will be held in one of Australia’s most incredible areas: all the tunnels, the grandstands, the backstage secret areas. The grass on which Sir Donald Bradman and many of Australia’s most iconic sportsmen and women made their name, will instead be filled with a new generation of players, this time striving to escape the zombie horde, and avoid joining the legion of the living dead. Zedtown: Last Haven is a perfect example of the immersive experiences our awesome fans are craving, and this is going to be the most ambitious version of our event yet. Zedtown is a chance for players to become a hero in their own story, fully immersing themselves in an adventure-driven experience as well as, frankly, just shooting their friends in the face with Nerf blasters” said Andrew Garrick, Managing Director of Zedtown. The innovation and planning that goes into hosting many thousands of players in a fully immersive, engaging experience makes this one of the most advanced events ever seen in Australia, and continues to grow with each instalment. Each player is provided with dog tags, access to a call-in radio station, and even zombie make-up for the unfortunate Survivors who ‘turn’. All this while they use the Zedtown smartphone App to guide and track their progress in real-time as game directors send missions and updates from start to finish. Zedtown has seen thousands of humans turned into zombies since 2012. In mid-2017, Zedtown successfully saw over 2000 people battle to fight against the walking dead at Sydney Showgrounds in Homebush. With two three-hour sessions planned on Saturday 9 December, players will have the unique opportunity to battle it out against other Survivors and ‘zombie-fied’ players. Bringing their own Nerf blaster, or purchasing one on the day, each participant will be guided and inspired by Zedtown actors, marshals and thousands of fellow players to try and escape the touch of the dead. TICKETING INFORMATION Pre-sale tickets for past Zedtown participants will be available from 2pm Thursday 12 October. General public on sale commences from 2pm Friday 13 October. For all ticket information, please head to www.ticketek.com.au. Zedtown players must be 18 years or older to participate in the event. For more information about Zedtown please visit www.zedtown.com. ABOUT TEG LIFE LIKE TOURING Life Like Touring (LLT), a production company within the TEG family, writes, produces and delivers live theatre shows and interactive experiences to audiences worldwide for many of the biggest brands in entertainment. Based in Melbourne, the company has grown from a small domestic touring business to a global player in the live entertainment market. TEG is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated live entertainment organisation connecting Ticketing, Live Content Touring, Research and Data Analytics. TEG includes Ticketek, TEG Live, Life Like Touring, The Entertainment Store, TEG Dainty, TEG Analytics, TEG Rewards, Qudos Bank Arena, Softix and Eventopia. ABOUT ZEDTOWN Zedtown is the largest real-world zombie Nerf War in the world. Born from the brains of avid gamers and creators, Zedtown is passionate about bringing incredible adventures to life in unique and enthralling ways. Their games and software have been extensively covered across the world and they have designed events for thousands of players from all walks of life across incredible venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. For all media enquiries and interview opportunities, please contact: Tayla Davis Closer Communication M: +61 (0) 405 303 025 E: tayla@closer.com.au A piece of ‘The Rucker’ is coming to Melbourne in a historic partnership with Nike, Footlocker and ex NY streetballer Jermaine Maybank. 2017-10-02T21:13:57Z a-piece-of-the-rucker-is-coming-to-melbourne-in-a-historic-partnership-with-nike-footlocker-and-ex-ny-streetballer-jermaine-maybank In 2014, ex Kansas State, now Victorian based basketballer, Jermaine Maybank nicknamed ‘The Humble One’ dreamt of bringing streetball to Australia.   Growing up playing ball in the Bronx, New York from the age of 8, Jermaine knew all too well the harsh reality of breaking into professional basketball regardless of your skill level. Fast forward to 2002, when Jermaine was 20, he started making a name for himself, showcasing his natural talent for the game playing in streetball tournaments at the infamous ‘Rucker’ courts in New York often frequented by college coaches and professional scouts. It was during these tournaments that Jermaine finally got his break into college basketball having played for Kansas State and St. Johns University, top level Division 1 basketball.    “The game of basketball comes with a lot of struggles, if you weren’t a high profile player or a top commodity coming through the ranks of high school, AAU or representing a junior association the world would never know about your talents and you would never earn the same respect as a ball player. The term for this in the professional basketball world is ‘basketball politics’, in streetball such a term doesn’t exist”. “Streetball is a whole new platform for basketball here in Australia, there is currently over 1 million people playing registered basketball Australia wide, with the same challenges I faced as a child trying to break into the big time, I believe the way to help Aussie kids do this is to go back to my roots which is Streetball. December 1 – December 3, 2017 Jermaine’s dream will become a reality with the signing of a major partnership with Nike and Footlocker bringing Jermaine’s inaugural streetball tournament - Streetball Australia to Docklands, Melbourne. 24 teams, including international teams from Tonga and Samoa will battle it out for the major prize of $25,000. To enter head to: https://www.streetballaustralia.com registrations close 16th October.   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. AUSTRALIAN KIDS OUTSMARTED BY THEIR NEW ZEALAND COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION 2017-09-25T22:56:59Z australian-kids-outsmarted-by-their-new-zealand-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. However, Bramfield Primary School in Maddington, WA came third in the competition, winning a $2,000 cash prize and two other Aussie schools finished in the top ten (Minmi Public School and Clover Hill State School in Mudgeeraba, QLD). 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. 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! 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. With seven New Zealand schools finishing in the top ten, Brent Hughes 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 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. 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. 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. Mindfields to democratise RPA by offering a one stop solution at a fixed price per process. 2017-08-22T21:15:38Z mindfields-to-democratise-rpa-by-offering-a-one-stop-solution-at-a-fixed-price-per-process Sydney: Australian automation and AI advisory firm Mindfields has launched Automation as a Service (AaaS), a banquet of RPA services such as research, education, consulting and execution, packaged at a fixed price per process. It will open doors to automate processes that were previously unimaginable or unfeasible. RPA takes business processes that are currently performed by human workers and creates a software bot that then performs the same task around the clock. Mindfields Managing Director Mohit Sharma said, “We do not want to charge new clients for the framework we have already developed for existing clients, instead we have customised workshops backed by ongoing research to reduce the cost of automation and shorten their decision cycle," Mindfields has automated and robotised its own consulting and delivery processes in the form of AaaS. Clients will get a bundled offering containing consulting backed by ongoing research in emerging technologies and delivery embedded with training. “Our aim is to make it free in the long-term and focus on feeding and exploiting data generated by automation. Automation is the first step in the journey and should be treated as investment in short-term” commented Sharma. AaaS will provide following benefits to clients for a fixed price per process: Automate more at faster pace Consulting backed by ongoing research on RPA tool and process selection Education to empower client teams to execute RPA in-house Execute and implement RPA efficiently based on Mindfields’ experiences and lessons learned Automation at a fixed price per process, which provides cost assurance to a business case Enabling clients to focus on the most important outcome of RPA i.e. automating data and interaction analytics, rather than the technical details. Currently, clients are paying separately for these services to various vendors who work in silos which can increase costs and project timelines. AaaS will democratise RPA irrespective of industry vertical and client’s company size. “Businesses can now think about the outcomes they are seeking, rather than getting bogged down in the technology specifications and cost of initiating the RPA journey.” Mindfields has also been recently covered in the technology section of the Australian Financial Review. You can view the article here - http://www.afr.com/technology/robotic-process-automation-on-demand-as-consultants-get-disrupted-20170816-gxx6b0 For more info on AaaS, visit - http://bit.ly/2wsMVrP or watch this video About Mindfields: Mindfields is a vendor and tool agnostic full-service Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence firm with a global presence. We provide consulting, education and execution to clients backed by comprehensive independent research. For more information, please visit our website. Top Sydney Dance Schools Star in 9th Annual KidsXpress Dance Challenge 2017-08-15T01:04:09Z top-sydney-dance-schools-star-in-9th-annual-kidsxpress-dance-challenge Over $16,000 raised on the weekend to support KidsXpress charity Sydney, Australia – 15th August 2017 – The talented teams of over 1,000 local dancers from Sydney’s top dance schools, accompanied by their principals, attended the annual KidsXpress Dance Challenge at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on Sunday. Performing in front of more than 3,000 people who attended the event, they not only gave the audience a terrific show but with their combined efforts they helped support the KidsXpress charity, a world’s first early-intervention, unique expressive therapy program for young children, by raising $16,000. The funding raised over the weekend will help ensure that KidsXpress can continue to inspire children to thrive through the power of music, art, drama, play and, of course, dance. Lachie Dearing, Hi-5 member, Australia’a Got Talent 2013 finalist and current KidsXpress ambassador, has also been an active part in KidsXpress’ journey since he performed at the grand opening in 2006 when he was just 8 years old and has participated at the Dance Challenge event every year since its inauguration, including this last Sunday. "The purpose of the program was explained to all of us back then and hearing about what some kids endure opened my eyes to how fortunate my own life is. It made me realise that I wanted to be able to help others. To this day, the most fulfilling part of being in Hi-5 is having the ability to be able to give back in some small way. The program uses the things that I am most passionate about, dance, music and drama to help troubled kids. I for one know just how helpful expressing yourself through the arts can be.” Talking about the event, Lachie continued saying “There is a sense of unity as we are all there to do what we love to do, dance, but more importantly raise money for an incredible cause. It’s an incredible feeling to know that an awesome day of fun for us can make a change to others lives." Miss Galaxy 2017, Shikye Alyce Smith, is too one of the original performers who was invited to be a part of the opening of KidsXpress back in 2006 and she said ‘It's been amazing to see how it has grown over the past 10 years. I've been involved in the Dance Challenge from its first year as a competitor and now volunteer each year at the event. I'm a huge believer that the performing and creative arts are very powerful healing tools so I am beyond proud to support this incredible organisation. “ Now in its 9th year, the KidsXpress Dance Challenge brings together Sydney’s top dance schools with the children’s charity, KidsXpress, to showcase some of the state’s most talented young dancers while also raising funding to support KidsXpress innovative program. The day celebrates dance and highlights the incredible impact it can have on young lives, as KidsXpress uses dance and movement therapy, along with other expressive therapy modalities to support children living with the impacts of childhood trauma. Over the years, more than $260,000 has been collectively raised for KidsXpress through this event which has helped KidsXpress grow and develop their program to reach more children in-need throughout Sydney. Margo Ward, KidsXpress founder and CEO said “The KidsXpress Dance Challenge unites the dance community in a meaningful demonstration of compassion in action. It is a day of expression, a day of dance, beauty and fun, but most importantly, it’s a day of incredible impact for the vulnerable children which can now access our incredible expressive therapy program as a result.” For more information, please visit https://kidsxpress.org.au/how-can-i-help/#schools-and-organisations /Ends About KidsXpress Founded in 2005, KidsXpress first opened its doors in 2006 and it seeks to reduce the personal, social and financial burdens of the childhood experiences of trauma through an innovative and accredited expressive therapy interaction program for children aged 4-14 years. More than 2500 children have been through the program. KidsXpress’ core therapy program is run by highly skilled, expert therapists in small groups from its headquarters in Sydney’s Moore Park as well as through a Western Sydney Outreach program. Media Contacts Einsteinz Communications Carlotta Vittori or Pru Quinlan 02 8905 0995 carlotta@einsteinz.com.au or pru@einsteinz.com.au KidsXpress Contacts Matthew Keast Grants and Communications Manager matthew.keast@kidsxpress.org.au 0431679916 Anastasia Bernardo Fundraising and Events Manager anastasia.bernardo@kidsxpress.org.au 02 9380 9220 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 Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly: First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages 2017-02-09T22:25:43Z aussie-app-dotalk-breaks-down-language-barriers-instantly-first-free-messaging-app-provides-real-time-and-accurate-translation-of-up-to-90-languages Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly  First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages  Sydney, Australia – February 10, 2017 – DoTalk, the first free, instant, voice- activated translation chat app has officially launched today. Invented locally in Cairns, Australia, DoTalk breaks down all barriers to communication, with the ability to rapidly translate chats in words and voice, in up to 90 different languages. Created with accessibility in mind, DoTalk is available across all iOS and Android Smartphones and any Internet connected devices.   DoTalk’s proprietary technology enables users to simultaneously engage in cross-language communications easily and more accurately than any other messaging app available, with six different translation APIs and speech recognition tools combining to provide the most accurate translations possible.   Users have the option to message either via text or a ‘hold & talk’ microphone, and can also conduct group chat with up to 10 people in multiple languages in real time. The interface is intuitive, with inviting contacts and adding language and accent being a simple process.   “Our goal with DoTalk was to create a free, fun and easy-to-use app which provides an open forum for people to easily connect and communicate, regardless of language barriers or location and without delay,” says Aussie founder, Reno Nicastro.   “With applications across everyday life, from business to travel, dating and everything in between, now nothing will be lost in translation. We live in a truly global economy so DoTalk has benefits for absolutely everyone.”   “Whether you are travelling, booking a cab or hotel overseas, want to communicate with international relatives, someone exotic you’ve met online, as the modern-day pen pal, or you just want to learn another language – DoTalk is the tool to connect you to people regardless of where they are or what language they speak.”   The language industry is big business, with the worldwide language services market growing at an annual rate of 5.52% according to The Common Sense Advisory, 2016 Report. The size of the overall global language industry in 2016 was estimated at $40 Billion (USD), with estimates of up to $45 Billion by 2020.    Already trialled extensively in beta testing, DoTalk has registered users from a wide range of countries and languages, with English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French and Indonesian proving the most commonly used in the app.   Nicastro and his team are focused on continuous development within the app, and will utilise user feedback to add more features and functionality over time that will further enable broader industry applications including regional/global conference calls, customer service, education, media and customer engagement.   “As the market continues on a growth trajectory, we believe we have assembled an exceptional team and that we have the best messaging app platform in the market. We are currently working on DoTalk Premium applications that will run with the current DoTalk Realtime Translation Technology Engine, and "DoTalk Team" for Business. DoTalk Premium will break down language barriers by providing real-time communications tools to get the job done.”   “As a nation of travellers and world-beaters in business, it is only appropriate then that this app was conceived in Australia, and believe DoTalk will only further facilitate our ability to take on the world!”, Nicastro added.  Features DoTalk provides a fully integrated chat app service that includes the following features:   Real time translation of 90 different languages through the app or Internet enabled device Instant voice translation for 50+ languages Voice to text dictation Group chat including simultaneous translation in conference Private messaging Send and receive files Search and add friends 256 Bit encryption/MP4 file storage Instant sync across devices  Images and availability Please download images from the following link: DoTalk images. DoTalk can be accessed via web at DoTalk or downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.   For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:   Rebecca Blasina                                                     David Wolf Closer Communications                                          Closer Communicationsrebecca@closer.com.au                                         david@closer.com.au 0420 805 567                                                          0411 111 787  About DoTalk One world. One Language. Chat to anyone, anytime, anywhere, in 90 languages. DoTalk changes communication around the globe by removing the language barrier and allowing you to chat and translate your messages in real-time. DoTalk can also be used as an ordinary chat between friends in the same language. Nail Your Christmas Shopping This Year With RedBalloon 2016-11-15T06:29:56Z nail-your-christmas-shopping-this-year-with-redballoon-1 RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination is taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping by revealing the latest, must-have gifts as we head into the festive season, with Christmas gift guides for each state and territory in Australia attached. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon promises to take the stress out of present buying this year. And with more than 3500 experiences to choose from, they guarantee you’ll find something to suit everyone. “We’ve seen a strong increase in gourmet experience purchases over the last few years, driven by the growing reputation of Australia’s food and wine our increasingly acclaimed chefs and our passion for home cooking. Last Christmas the gourmet category was our most popular gifting category so we’ve worked hard through the year to ensure we have an even wider range of hands-on experiences on offer including cooking classes, barista courses, wine, beer and cheese tastings and gourmet gifts for anyone, no matter what their taste,” RedBalloon CEO Nick Baker said. RedBalloon gifts and vouchers are available up until Christmas Day, to ensure even the most last minute of shoppers can purchase something unique, meaningful and timely for the biggest gift giving day of the year. Aussies can browse more than 3500 experiences on offer at redballoon.com.au REDBALLOON’S TOP 3 CHRISTMAS GIFTING CATEGORIES 1. Gourmet Experiences Barista training course Patisserie masterclass Brewery tours and beer tasting 2. Outdoor Activities Horse riding activities Scenic cruises Vintage bike ride with picnic 3. Water Sport Experiences Sea turtle snorkel tour Crocodile cage of death Flyboarding experience ABOUT REDBALLOON RedBalloon.com.au is Australia’s most awarded online experience retailer and home of ‘things to do’. RedBalloon has sold almost 3 million experiences since it was established in 2001. Today it offers more than 3500 unique experiences from more than 1000 providers across Australia and New Zealand. RedBalloon also distributes gift cards through selected major retailers nationally, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Australia Post, Target, Kmart and Officeworks. Visit redballoon.com.au Further Information: Laura Sedgwick, lsedgwick@porternovelli.com.au / 02 8987 2114/ 0451 041 705 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 ESL & WarGaming announce World of Tanks Asia-Pacific Finals for the Wargaming.net League 2016-10-14T03:44:42Z esl-amp-wargaming-announce-world-of-tanks-asia-pacific-finals-for-the-wargaming-net-league The Wargaming.net League (WGL) Asia-Pacific (APAC) Season I 2016-2017 Finals will see the best 4 teams from the Gold Series battle it out in a live studio event held at the ESL Studios in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, October 22. With $50,000USD up for grabs as a first place prize, and $25,000USD for the runner up, the stakes are high. The top two placing teams from the finals will get the chance to compete against the world's best teams in the WGL Grand Finals and a share at an even larger prize pool. Both the 3rd and 4th place teams will go home with $12,500USD for their efforts, making for a total finals prize pool of $100,000USD. What is the WGL? In World of Tanks eSports, teams of 7 players jump into WWII-era, historically accurate tanks on-screen and fight it out in a simulated tank battle, until one team’s tanks are destroyed, or one team captures another’s base. These teams have been battling it out over an intense 10-week season, and the top four teams – B-Gaming, EL Gaming, Meltdown, and Team Efficiency – are flying over to Sydney to settle the score live, on-stage. Watch live or online The WGL APAC Season I 2016-2017 Finals are open for attendance. Any World of Tanks enthusiast is welcome to register on EventBrite and come down to the ESL Studio from 11:30am to join in and watch the first international esports league hosted in Australia come to a climax. The WGL APAC Season I 2016-2017 Finals will also be broadcast in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean on the official Twitch channels: EN: http://wgl.gg/watch JP: http://wgl.gg/WatchJP KR: http://wgl.gg/WatchKR ZH-TW: http://wgl.gg/watchTW Road to The Grand Finals The 1st and 2nd place teams from the the Wargaming.net League APAC Season I 2016-2017 finals will qualify for the Challengers’ Rumble, to face off against the top teams from the EU, NA, and CIS regions. The top 2 teams from the Challengers’ Rumble will go through to the Champions’ Rumble, where they will face off against The Grand Finals 2015 winners, Natus Vincere. The winner of the Champions’ Rumble will then qualify for The Grand Finals 2017. Finals Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsiwL2THh9E Hit Ball Australia Launches Website to Attract New Players 2016-05-11T05:19:28Z hit-ball-australia-launches-website-to-attract-new-players The dynamic, fast paced sport of Hit Ball is alive in Adelaide and word is spreading about this fun and energetic activity. To help Australians learn more about the international game, Hit Ball Australia have launched a website to highlight the basics while showing locals how much fun it can be. Developed in Italy, Hit Ball is a mixture of volleyball and squash, and the game has even been likened to Quidditch (from Harry Potter fame) but without the brooms. Hit Ball is played on an indoor court, where the walls and roof can also come into play. Each team consists of five players, with goals at both ends of the court. The entire body can be used to hit the ball, whilst only the upper limbs may be used in any attacking strike. The new website has been designed by Growth Worx to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed information and videos about the sport with the option to share things across all major social networking sites.   To help make the website findable online, current search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques have been utilised. This includes easy to read information for players to understand Hit Ball and to know how to sign up for free trials and competitions. Alessandro Gavello is the Managing Director of Hit Ball Australia. He said, “Hit Ball is great way of improving co-ordination, reflexes and agility. People who play really enjoy it and can’t wait to play again. With our new website, we are hoping we can attract a new variety of players to the sport. Thank you to Sam and the Growth Worx team for making a great site for us.” Robin Sands, Director Client Engagement at Growth Worx, noted, “This is an exciting game and we look forward to hearing how Hit Ball has been discovered by more people in Adelaide through the website. We wish Alessandro all the best with the growth of this sport in Australia.” About Growth Worx: Growth Worx access capabilities of the latest technology to give Small to Medium Enterprises the ability to capitalise on solutions which will help grow their business. The digital arm of the Adelaide based business focuses on all things relating to an organisations online presence. Websites, SEO, social media management, mobile applications, online advertising, lead generation campaigns, and more. Allow us to take care of technology while you focus on what you do best. Growth Worx - implementing powerful strategies and integrated solutions to grow your business. www.growthworx.com.au About Hit Ball Australia Hit Ball was born in Italy 20yrs ago and is now available to be played in Australia. It’s main characteristics are the simplicity of the game play, the use of natural gestures, the involvement of the whole body during the game (including both right/left sides), the non-existence of any physical contact/impact and the continuous play (the game rarely stops), making it an ideal choice as its own discipline as much as the alternative choice for off-seasonal training. www.hitball.com.au SCA Junior Soccer Camps Announce Sydney Soccer Camps Schedule 2016-03-24T20:30:36Z sca-junior-soccer-camps-announce-sydney-soccer-camps-schedule Sydney Olympic Park, NSW – Sports Camps Australia will continue to provide soccer camps in Sydney at 4 separate locations during the Easter holiday break. Camps will commence during the second and third weeks of April. Directing the SCA Junior Soccer Camps will be John Doyle, former Australian Socceroo and Tim Cahill’s mentor, along with Paul Wade who is the former Captain for the Australia Socceroo’s. Both Camp Directors have been with Sports Camps Australia for a number of holiday camps and are thrilled to continue offering the youth of Sydney with the opportunity to enhance their soccer skills at the exceptional facilities of Bernie Mullane Sports Complex in Kellyville and The Tonkin Oval in Cronulla. Paul Wade spent 8 seasons playing for South Melbourne FC where he helped them to a NSL title in 1991 and in 1988 was named NSL Player of the Year. Coach Wade played a total of 345 games during his NSL career. John Doyle was a forward during his club football career, which included playing for a number of teams in the Sydney area. Coach Doyle won a single cap for Australia men’s national association team in 1970 and he also was the coach for the Australia women’s national football team in 1988.  SCA Junior Soccer Camps will be offering discounts to siblings who attend any of the soccer camps. The discount is 10% off the camp tuition amount and can be applied to your camp by calling 1-800-753-127 or by visiting http://www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au/soccer/sca/full/ and selecting the camp location nearest you. About Sports Camps Australia Sports Camps Australia (SCA) was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. SCA have partnered with US Sports Camps, the largest and most successful sports camps operators in the world. US Sports Camps are responsible for running all Nike Sports Camps as well as other sponsored programs in this market. SCA partners with the country's best coaches to direct our camps and provides them with valuable administrative and marketing support. SCA continues to grow thanks to an outstanding community of Camp Directors and the dedication of the entire SCA staff. Football fans to be treated to original yesteryear Balfours Pie Floater recipe 2016-03-24T01:47:35Z football-fans-to-be-treated-to-original-yesteryear-balfours-pie-floater-recipe It might nearly be Easter, but Christmas is expected to come early for local football fans, who will get an exclusive tasting of original Balfours pie floaters using the same historic recipe in front of the iconic Norwood Oval on March 24 at the first game of the season. The opportunity is made possible from a partnership forged between the Norwood Football Club and Balfours, to offer an advanced taste test of the original curb-side culinary delight before it makes its official debut at the new-look Parade Pie Cart to be launched next month. Norwood Football Club CEO, Mr Geoff Baynes, said the long-established relationship with Balfours had allowed football fans inside the grounds to enjoy the much-loved range of pies, sausage rolls and snacks, and this special event outside of the oval lets the wider community also enjoy the range of tasty treats. “Balfours has kindly shared its original pie floater recipe, so fans will be able to have an authentic trip down memory lane and experience this genuine and iconic piece of Adelaide history against the backdrop of the picturesque Norwood Oval,” Mr Baynes said. “Generations of South Australians have fond memories of eating a pie floater, and we are proud to ensure that future generations also get to enjoy a traditional Balfours meat pie sitting in a bowl of thick pea soup and topped off by a generous amount of tomato sauce,” he said. The official unveiling of the Parade Pie Cart by the Norwood Football Club is planned for mid-April, after which locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the culinary delight of an original Balfours Pie Floater, iconic Frog Cake, or Custard Tart – along with freshly-brewed coffee. ###