The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-20T23:35:15Z Homestar Finance partners up with Sydney Thunder 2018-11-20T23:35:15Z homestar-finance-partners-up-with-sydney-thunder Homestar Finance is partnering up as an Official Sponsor of the Sydney Thunder for the next 2 Years of the Big Bash League. “We are looking forward to supporting the Sydney Thunder and being part of the Thunder Nation this season”, says Ilias Pavlopoulos a representative from Homestar Finance. We are excited being part of an energetic, fun and family oriented version of the game of cricket. “The Thunder Nation’s work behind the game in the local community is a big part of what we will be focusing our support on.” says Ilias Pavlopoulos. Homestar Finance’s sponsorship of the Sydney Thunder Indigenous Team in the T20 Cup is a great start to the partnership.   “We have been delivering affordable home loans to all families across Australia since 2004.” Homestarfinance.com.au Filming/photo opportunity: WW1 Remembrance Event 2018-11-07T21:00:00Z filming-photo-opportunity-ww1-remembrance-event Event: Rookwood Cemetery honours Australian war heroes at WW1 Remembrance Memorial for 1700 unofficially recognised service men and women buried at Rookwood Cemetery Date & Time: Friday, 9 November 2018 from 10am to 2pm at Rookwood Cemetery’s All Souls Chapel Interview: George Simpson, CEO, Rookwood Cemetery Overview The World War I centenary marks the completion of a four year long project for Rookwood General Cemetery, identifying and documenting the unofficial graves of servicemen and women who served in WW1 and buried in the grounds of Rookwood. The project was managed by a team of Rookwood General Cemetery staff and volunteers, who located the graves, undertook research about the individuals and their families, and cleaned or repaired the grave stones. Throughout the project, Rookwood appealed for public assistance to help identify family members of those who served during World War I and were buried at Rookwood. The project uncovered 1700 graves of Australian service men and women, with family members sharing their stories and photos. The memorial event on Friday will honour these Australians, share some of their remarkable stories and acknowledge their bravery and sacrifice. Following is an example of one of many veteran stories that will be shared at Friday’s event: Edwin Arthur Hollinworth: Grew up in Texas, Queensland Was known as the horse breaker (he owned a beautiful horse named, Starlight). Served in Cairo with Starlight, and was a classic example of the close bond between a man and his horse He died on May 25, 1936 in Coogee after demonstrating to a visitor how a bomb, that had already been detonated, would have worked (the bomb was a souvenir he brought back from the war). However, the salt in the air, combined with remnants of gun powder still in the bomb, caused an explosion which led to Edwin’s death. The WW1 Remembrance Event will include: An official ceremony (held from 10:30am to 11:30am) Video tribute Morning tea Gun-fire salute Anzac Tours Open-air museum View the full program at www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au or call 8575 8100 for further information. Attention aspiring thoroughbred racehorse owners: meet trainer Bjorn Baker, buy into Rubick X Slainte for just $275 2018-10-22T04:19:36Z attention-aspiring-thoroughbred-racehorse-owners-meet-trainer-bjorn-baker-buy-into-rubick-x-slainte-for-just-275 Sydney, 22 October 2018: It’s never been more-affordable to become an owner in a premium thoroughbred racehorse. MiRunners, which makes premium thoroughbred ownership affordable to everyone, anywhere, is hosting a new owners’ event on Wednesday 24 October with leading trainer Bjorn Baker at The William Inglis Hotel & Inglis Riverside Stables at Warwick Farm, Sydney. Interested members of the public will get to meet leading trainer Bjorn Baker, be photographed with Rubick X Slainte, his premium thoroughbred filly under training, and hear first-hand from owners about the miRunners model. Special offer for first-time owners Anyone buying into any miRunners thoroughbred before 31 October as a first-time buyer will receive the first month’s management fee free (usually $15 per month for the first unit bought and $5 for every subsequent unit). Premium thoroughbreds Word is already spreading about the first progeny of sire Rubick, an incredibly precocious racehorse during his own career. MiRunners bought Rubick X Slainte in January’s Magic Millions for $275,000, and early expectations about this young filly are promising. MiRunners has two other horses with units available: Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere, trained by Troy Corstens out of Geelong, at $198 each; and Your Song X Sheeznodoubt, trained by Tony Gollan out of Brisbane, at $275 each. How miRunners works The miRunners ownership model takes what historically has been difficult, expensive and distant and makes premium racehorse ownership easy, affordable and exciting. MiRunners buys premium thoroughbred yearlings at auction each year, and then offers them for sale to the public by creating 1,000 units in each horse, with no mark-up. Every unit therefore costs just one-thousandth the original purchase price at auction. Units in Rubick X Slainte, bought at January’s Magic Millions, therefore cost just $275 each. Event details: Time: 5:45pm for 6:00pm Location: The William Inglis Hotel & Inglis Riverside Stables, 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm. Registration essential via mirunners.com/events. Offer details: Buy one or more units in Rubick X Slainte as a first-time buyer by 31 October 2018 to have the first month’s management fee free. The offer also applies to new owners who purchase  units bought in miRunners’ other two thoroughbreds with units currently still available to buy, Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere, or Your Song X Sheeznodoubt, if bought by 31 October. Ends. MiRunners is at: https://mirunners.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mirunnersdotcom/ https://twitter.com/miRunnersDotCom https://www.facebook.com/miRunnersDotCom For more information, contact: Alan Smith, Digivizer, 0404 432 700 Pages Hire appointed Official Supplier of Overlay for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 2018-08-14T22:52:08Z pages-hire-appointed-official-supplier-of-overlay-for-invictus-games-sydney-2018 AIMG is pleased to announce that Pages Hire has been named Official Supplier of Overlay, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill service men and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and celebrate the crucial role played by family and friends in the recovery process. Pages Hire, now in its 60th year of business, will provide marquees, furniture and equipment for competitor, official and support crew facilities, and corporate entertainment spaces. David Berry, Procurement Officer, Invictus Games Sydney 2018, said he was impressed with Pages Hire’s flexibility to meet the unique requirements of the event. “The Pages Hire team’s exceptional work, commitment, wealth of experience and passion for the Games could not be overlooked. We are excited to have Pages Hire on board as part of our supplier group to deliver a successful event,” said Mr Berry. Stephen Thatcher, Managing Director, Pages Hire, said his experienced team is looking forward to supporting the delivery of the Games and showcasing the high calibre of work the Australian event industry can offer. "We connected on the values that the Invictus Games represent, and I just knew we had to be part of this project and help make it a memorable event for all," said Mr Thatcher. Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will take place from 20-27 October with events being staged across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and in and around Sydney Harbour. Tickets start from just $20 at invictusgames2018.org. Media contact(s): Zadro Felicity Zadro, Managing Director | felicity@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 404 009 384 Elizabeth Williams, Group Account Director | elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 411 201 354 Images: 1. Example of Pages’ previous work: DHL Lions' Series, Eden Park, Auckland, 2017 2. Example of Pages’ work: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, 2018 3. Pages Hire 4. Invictus Games About Pages Hire: Pages Hire is a highly successful supplier of event infrastructure. Pages has the widest range of temporary single and multi-storied structures in the country to suit any environment or application, whether it be a hospitality enclosure, product launch, private event or exhibition. Pages has developed its own in-house design and manufacturing capability which gives it the flexibility to meet each clients individual requirement. This has led to significant contracts in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. The presence of Pages Structures at all Australian Events of international significance over the last 20 years proves that Pages offer the perfect solution for any premium event. To find out more, visit: https://www.pages.id.au/ or contact Stephen Thatcher at stephent@pages.id.au Not A Royal Doubt: the newest name in the miRunners stable, joining Saganaki and Shezawitness, and three other two-year-olds 2018-07-25T05:34:59Z not-a-royal-doubt-the-newest-name-in-the-mirunners-stable-joining-saganaki-and-shezawitness-and-three-other-two-year-olds Sydney, 25 July 2018 - It has been an exciting day for owners of the third miRunners horse, with another new name that will be on everyone’s lips in future two-year-old thoroughbred races: Not A Royal Doubt. The name combines elements from the filly’s sire, Not A Single Doubt and dam, Royal Pageant. Over 400 names were entered by the public, with miRunners owners voting on a short-list of 30. The owner who submitted the winning name first was Neil Todd, a self-confessed novice when it comes racing and thoroughbred ownership. Not A Royal Doubt is a 2016 filly in very good hands - she’s being trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott. Bought for $275,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions in January of this year, she’s one of six yearlings and two-year-olds currently in the miRunners stable. As with all miRunners horses, 1,000 units in Not A Royal Doubt were created and offered for purchase to the public. The unit price is set at one-thousandth the purchase price of the horse, without markup - in this case $275 per unit. Owners also pay $15 per month to cover veterinary fees, management, training and stabling (and this fee drops if multiple units in the same horse are bought). Not A Royal Doubt sold out in June this year, to 515 individuals buying one or more units. It’s the third to be named, after Saganaki and Shezawitness. Saganaki placed a strong second over 1250m in his recent outing at Taree.  Zoustar x Shack is the next to be named. Units in Rubick x Slainte (trained by Bjorn Baker) and Your Song x Sheeznodoubt (trained by Tony Gollan) remain available. Steve Brown, founder of miRunners, said, “As with the majority of our owners, Neil is a first-timer, and had never thought he would own, let alone name, a premium race horse. With nearly 2,000 owners, miRunners is a wonderful community of like-minded lovers of race horses. It’s an exciting new experience for people who have not been involved in racing before.” Australians, from Manly to Perth and from Darwin to Launceston, have bought one or more units in one of more of the six horses now owned by miRunners. Ownership is just a click away by mobile phone or laptop, at mirunners.com. Ends. MiRunners is at: https://mirunners.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mirunnersdotcom/ https://twitter.com/miRunnersDotCom https://www.facebook.com/miRunnersDotCom For more information, contact: Alan Smith, Digivizer, 0404 432 700 MELBOURNE ART WEEK ENLIVENS THE CITY IN AUGUST 2018 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINTER PROGRAM 2018-06-13T03:51:14Z melbourne-art-week-enlivens-the-city-in-august-2018-with-exceptional-winter-program Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Art Foundation unveiled details of the Melbourne Art Week 2018 program which cumulates in the return of Melbourne Art Fair, 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) and the Visual Arts Awards on 4 August 2018. Over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries will come together in the staging of Melbourne Art Week; a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that take place during the first week of August. Other highlights include programming from MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art; From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout and VCA Open Studios. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne Art Week is set to take over our arts precinct with a celebration like no other. Through exhibitions, fairs, workshops, talks and performances, it will be an opportunity to deep dive into the best in contemporary art. Our Government is proud to support Melbourne Art Week. Events like this bring together some of our most exciting artists and organisations and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.” Melbourne Art Foundation continues to support contemporary art and living artists through its initiative Melbourne Art Week, and in 2018 has joined with Associate Partner, MLC Life Insurance to commission a new performative work from Japanese-born, Australian-based artist Hiromi Tango (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney). Performed on the streets of the Southbank Arts Precinct and incorporating Melbourne’s iconic cultural landmarks including ACCA, the 2018 home of Melbourne Art Fair, the work titled Lizard Tail (Dawn) has been embraced as the visual identity for the celebrated Melbourne Art Week. Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance said, "We are delighted to partner with Melbourne Art Week in 2018 to support the commissioning of a new body of work by celebrated Japanese/Australian performance artist Hiromi Tango. Premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections, Hiromi’s new work encapsulates the ethos of Melbourne Art Week in the bringing together of more than 50 cultural organisations to celebrate and support contemporary art and living artists.” MELBOURNE ART FAIR Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, housed for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and across two venues alongside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors Galleries and Accent present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo presentations and group shows of closely related works. In 2018, the Fair will debut TIME, a site-specific video sector curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation). Unveiling a selection of new and recent works by Michaela Gleave (represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne), Jess Johnson (represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney) and Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) and Angela Tiatia (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. TIME speaks to the power of the now and is presented across four sites including Melbourne Art Fair, Buxton Contemporary, Fed Square and QT Melbourne. Michaela Gleave's A Galaxy of Suns (2018) transposes what is perhaps the most epic measure of time for humanity: the distance between earth and the universe, questioning the relationship to time, matter and space. The work takes the form of a highly ambient field of colour and sound presented for an intimate audience via QT Melbourne's inhouse entertainment system. New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward’s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Federation Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. London-based, New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s 2016 video This Creature provides a sensorial travel through time and place. Presented in Melbourne Art Fair and within the Riding Hall and historic surrounds of the former Mounted Police Stables, the work channels female medieval mystic Margery Kempe (known for writing the first recorded western autobiography) through a walk undertaken by the artist through London’s Hyde Park. New Zealand born multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia, explores contemporary culture by drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place. Screened at the street entrance to the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, Tiatia's The Fall collapses conventional structures of time in a deceivingly lush portrait of human consumption and greed. Projects Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by the Melbourne Art Foundation, returns as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event. The 2018 Project Rooms take place within Melbourne Art Fair and will feature presentations from the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Blak Dot Gallery (Melbourne) and The Physics Room (Christchurch). Gertrude Contemporary’s Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments is a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Curated by Mark Feary, the project will present new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, by artists Deanne Butterworth, Mathieu Briand, Kate Daw, Kuba Dorabialski, Jason Maling and Mark Shorter. Ryan Presley brings performance and exchange in his exhibition Prosperity produced by the Institute of Modern Art, which centres on his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010 - present), in which he reimagines Australian banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history. Blak Dot Gallery will present new work by four Melbourne based artists Kirsten Lyttle who is of Māori descent, Lisa Hilli who was born in Raboul - PNG, New Zealand-born Tongan woman Frances Tapueluelu, and local Aboriginal artist Vicki Couzens. All four women explore their own traditional cultural and often matriarchal influences or issues to create discourse and examine identity. The Blak Dot Project Room will create an empowered and empowering space for both the artists and the viewer. The Physics Room, (Un)conditional Part 3 is a two-person exhibition of specifically-commissioned work by New Zealand artists Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, which examine the conditions—unspoken and assumed—under which things are given and received, and how, in the shadows, agency can be leveraged or subverted. TALKS Melbourne Art Week will commence with the Keynote address by Philip Tinari, Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) at Deakin Edge, Fed Square on 31 July 2018 at 6.30pm, co-presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, University of Melbourne and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by Fed Square. The Keynote headlines the Talks program, which is presented in association with the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week. Designed to promote discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the free for the public Talks 2018: Space of Friendship takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 August at Federation Hall at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS The city will come alive during Melbourne Art Week with live performance and creative workshops taking place at a range of venues and spaces across the Southbank Arts Precinct. The program includes Phillip Adams BalletLab's Metamorphosen, a performance installation created in a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18 metre inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. Weaving Workshops: Bush Toys and Baskets, presented by ACCA and the Melbourne Art Foundation, is a hands-on workshop with senior weavers from the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective to be held on Sunday 5 August. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to join Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem and Yorta Yorta weaver Donna Blackall to explore traditional and contemporary weaving practices. Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Other workshop highlights include NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large–scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York. Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move will offer public contemporary dance classes for participants ages 18+ on Wednesday 1 August and Saturday 3 August, with a special Dance Party on Friday 2 August. Sessions take place in Chunky Move's purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct and a short stroll from Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Week is supported by major partners the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Owned and presented by Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 2003, Melbourne Art Week will run from 30 July-5 August 2018 and Melbourne Art Fair from 2-5 August 2018. For further details please visit http://melbourneartfair.com.au http://melbourneartweek.com.au Ends Media Contact Rhiannon Broomfield, Senior Publicist, Rhiannon@melbourneartfoundation.com, +61 410 596 021 Media pack including imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/inr4of1fu6bciwl/AACAJR2kwFSixC8bT2IcA12ta?dl=0 Video of Hiromi Tango performance: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mdm0oaiku80unxc/AABsVZQzdtJeUGZv6rD58vG1a?dl=0 About Melbourne Art Week | 500 + Artists | 50 + Events | 30 + Venues Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic winter program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops. Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage, 1 August) as the flagship event of Art Week and will take place for the first time across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Other highlights of Art Week include the Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August), From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout, VCA Open Studios + more. About Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Week, and flagship events Melbourne Art Fair and the Awards for the Visual Arts. Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs during Melbourne Art Week for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public talks, collector programs, guided tours and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage. About Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Art Fair is the flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, taking place for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing a curated selection of 40 galleries, the Fair will present some of the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was founded by galleries from Australia, and has fired the enthusiasm of discerning collectors and an informed public for 30 years. Over its extensive history, the Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene. Melbourne Art Fair 2018 is set to welcome over 20,000 visitors over 5-days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August (Vernissage Wednesday 1 August). Tickets now on sale: www.melbourneartfair.com.au/tickets Melbourne Art Fair Event Details Melbourne Art Fair runs from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018 (Vernissage, Wednesday 1 August) in the Southbank Arts Precinct alongside ACCA, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC | melbourneartfair.com.au Collector Preview Wednesday 1 August, 2pm-5pm Vernissage Wednesday 1 August, 5pm-9pm Collector View Thursday 2 August, 10am-12pm Public Opening Thursday 2 August, 12pm-5pm Friday 3 August, 10am-9pm (Friday Up Late) Saturday 4 August, 10am-6pm Sunday 5 August, 11am-4pm About MLC Life Insurance MLC Life Insurance is a specialised life insurance business. It represents a landmark strategic partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB) and Nippon Life Insurance under which NAB retain 20% shareholding and Nippon Life hold a majority 80% of the shares in MLC Limited, the entity which operates the MLC Life Insurance business. The Australian-led and managed business aims to leverage Nippon Life’s global presence, built over 128 years, alongside MLC Life Insurance’s significant experience in understanding and meeting the insurance needs of everyday Australians since 1886. For more information on MLC Life Insurance, visit mlcinsurance.com.au The Australian Bureau of Statistics have discovered there is a need for movement training devices in Australia 2017-12-17T21:05:39Z the-australian-bureau-of-statistics-have-discovered-there-is-a-need-for-movement-training-devices-in-australia Regular physical activity is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing. And with individuals becoming increasingly time poor arises emerges a strong need to make the most of the time we actually do spend exercising and avoid injuries that can occur. Injury during exercise has been recognised as a primary concern for Government Health organisations in Australia and around the world. The National Health Survey: Injuries study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) identified that injuries are the main cause of death in people who are under 45 years of age. Additionally, it is the leading cause of mortality, morbidity and irreversible disability. This fact alone reveals a latent issue that requires attention by leading fitness equipment manufacturers. “While injuries cause a range of physical, cognitive and psychological disabilities and are a major source of health care costs, there are significant opportunities for reducing the burden of injury through the implementation of prevention strategies,” says the ABS. European fitness hub Sweden has been focusing heavily on the correlation. They have seen how movement controlling mats can prevent injury and maintain active performance without injuries. The association of exercise, injury and preventative strategies has been understood by the owner of new business Train 3D Australia, Lloyd Hill. The retailer has uncovered the innovative invention and decided to bring it to Australia this year. They are now the only authorised distributor of Procedos in Australia. The Procedos Exercise System is a Swedish engineered system structured around the foundations of human movement. It is a changeable system which is suitable for every individual. From young to old, Procedos fitness mats assist in delivering great results to health and fitness professionals as well as the end consumer. Procedos Platform 9 Pro is one of the main and most versatile offerings within the range. Platform 9 has been discovered by numerous famous athletes and personal trainers. Athletes such as Mattias Hargin (a Swedish World Cup alpine skier) strongly advocate the benefits of the platform and how it affects their training and refuse to exercise without it. "It affects us on a completely different level. There are more states. It works in more outer states and is much more than exercises which are are normally up and down,” says Mattias. Population studies by The Department of Health reveal that the highest levels of physical activity among young adults are in the 18-24-year old bracket. Train3D Australia is hoping that there will be a strong interest in the mats in local gyms to assist this age group to learn movement without injury. For more information on the Procedos range head to www.procedos.com. Train3D Australia will have a new website early next year. 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