The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-21T01:28:27Z A PUB WITH NO BEER? IRENE FALCONE's ONLINE BOTTLE SHOP SANSDRINKS.COM.AU HAS NO ALCOHOL! 2021-01-21T01:28:27Z a-pub-with-no-beer-irene-falcone-s-online-bottle-shop-sansdrinks-com-au-has-no-alcohol A CURRENT AFFAIR TASTE TEST BIG SUCCESS! Slim Dusty sang about a pub with no beer and entrepreneur Irene Falcone’s online bottle shop Sansdrinks.com.au has no alcohol!  ACA’s alcohol v zero alcohol taste test proved zero alcohol is a winner! On Wednesday 20th January 2021 A Current Affair staged a blind alcohol-free v alcohol taste test between sparking, red and white wines, beer and spirits and it was an amazing success for the ZERO ALCOHOL products! Beer and spirits came through with flying colours and doubt over what was alcoholic and what was alcohol free was clearly confusing. Founder and CEO of Sansdrinks.com.au Irene Falcone says “ There are now hundreds of fantastic taste alike beers, wines and spirits that are perfect if you are trying to lessen your intake of grog but still want to enjoy the experience of having a glass of sparkling, gin and tonic or beer at the end of a day, with a meal or at the bar. I’m not telling people to totally stop drinking, but if you want to switch to zero alcohol a couple of nights a week then I’ve got the answer with an amazing range of international and local companies creating great tasting drinks that include sparkling wine, bourbon, gin, white, dark and spiced rum ..everything your taste buds desire without the alcohol.” TO INTERVIEW IRENE FALCONE email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max 0412 501 601  ABOUT IRENE FALCONE Irene Falcone is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs who started her first business, natural health & beauty store Nourished Life, with $100 in 2012 and sold it 5 years later to an ASX listed company for $20 million. Now Irene has launched a new online business selling non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits www.sansdrinks.com.au that has gone from zero to $500,000 in the first 3 months and is on target to generate over $4 million in sales by Christmas 2021. Irene is passionate about disrupting industries, providing better shopping options and making buying easier. Irene is also obsessed with small business, supporting Aussie brands, driving forklifts, talking to her customers & finding new products to enrich everyone’s lives.        Vantage Circle organizes Virtual Walkathon to promote Corporate Employee Health 2021-01-18T06:59:25Z vantage-circle-organizes-virtual-walkathon-to-promote-corporate-employee-health New South Wales, Australia, Jan 18th, 2021: In a bid to contribute to the corporate employee health across the globe, Vantage Circle is hosting a Global Corporate Virtual Walkathon to mark its 10th anniversary under its flagship product Vantage Fit from 30th January-1st March 2021.  Covid-19 has led to many challenges and the health of the greater section has been adversely affected. On the occasion, Mr. Anjan Pathak , the CTO and Co-Founder of Vantage Circle said, “Through the Global Corporate Virtual Walkathon, we want to encourage the corporate community to take a resolution to adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle. As walking is known to be one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to drive away from the monotonous work from home environment, Vantage Fit urges all the employees to be a part of this change towards a fitter lifestyle.”   Vantage Fit, a corporate wellness app designed from the ground up for enterprises. It focuses on preventive health care by promoting healthier lifestyles and habits, with a built-in framework for corporate challenges, the app provides an edge over other fitness apps for enterprises. Presently, the user base is 1.5M+ employees from some of the top corporates in India like HCL, Accenture, Infosys, WIPRO, Aricent, GE, Mu Sigma, Capgemini, to name some. The employees can register themselves till 28th January, 2021. All the participants from the winning company will be rewarded Amazon Gift cards as well as the employees of the top-scoring companies will also get a chance to win rewards.  The Vantage Fit app supports Fitness band integration of popular fitness trackers for counting your steps. The participants will get access to real-time leader boards in the Vantage Fit app and website, to keep track of their performance. To know more, please visit https://www.vantagefit.io/global-corporate-virtual-walkathon and register along with your fellow 5 co-workers to be a part of the change. Residents need to get vocal & push back against councils says association founder 2021-01-13T11:27:36Z residents-need-to-get-vocal-amp-push-back-against-councils-says-association-founder Fawkner Residents Association (FRA) founder Mr Joe Perri is adamant that the only hope for residents against local council indifference to the destruction of their neighbourhoods by overdevelopment is to band together, establish (or join) local / community action groups and get vocal.   Commenting further, Joe Perri said, “One priority above all others that new and established resident groups must commit to in the New Year is the accumulation and publication of statistics regarding the impact of over-development on their suburbs and municipalities.   “Since the introduction of residential development zones by the State Government, the failure in terms of delivering more affordable and accessible housing has been immense – especially for young people.”   “It’s understandable why councils like Moreland don’t undertake extensive studies and surveys on the impact of overdevelopment – for same reason cigarette companies don’t publish reports on the links between smoking and lung disease”.   “Hence the need for resident groups to take matters into their own hands and make the task of quantifying the fallout and decisions of councils a priority”.   The social and environmental catastrophe unfolding in Moreland suburbs as the result of unplanned overdevelopment is of immense concern said Joe Perri.  Just scratching the surface reveals the tip of a much larger iceberg –   -    Over 40% of Moreland’s population is now comprised of renters.  The dreams of young people and families of home ownership are being crushed while the bank accounts of wealthy landlord millionaires increase.      -    In Fawkner, high density development is deliberately excluding seniors, mobility challenged and families with disabled children.  When this has been pointed out to Moreland Council – it has been brushed aside.   -    In the last six months alone, 20 development projects were approved or are currently under consideration for Fawkner.  That’s 20 backyards, front yards and nature strips that will be lost.    We all lament the destruction of rainforests – especially when it’s referenced in terms of football field sized areas lost.  Yet Moreland Council deems it OK to destroy football field sized areas of precious ground cover and habitat for native birds and animals and its resultant environmental, heat island and climate change damage.   -    Insufficient onsite carparking and appropriate accommodation for waste collection in new developments is causing conflict between established residents and new arrivals.  But developers and Moreland don’t care as their mutual obsession is maximising yield.   -    Locals are conveniently accused of having a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) attitude to development.  In reality it’s developers that have this mindset as displayed recently by the application to construct six triple storey units on a single block in Fawkner by an Elwood based applicant.    -    The history of multiculturalism is also under attack.  The colour and atmosphere of once thriving ethnic enclaves are being replaced with sterile cookie cutter constructions designed only for the purpose of maximising profit.   -    Fawkner’s population is forecast to increase by over 3,000 additional residents by 2036.  Yet there’s no overarching strategy to accommodate this growth with appropriate social, community and recreational facilities.   FRA was established just over 3 ½ years ago out of frustration and disappointment with Moreland Council.  From a base of zero, the group has grown steadily year by year and achieved a major milestone when the 600th member joined at the start of this month.    What should concern Moreland Council is that FRA literally doubled its membership from 300 in the last six months.    Joe Perri attributes this growth to resident perception that Council and councillors are out of touch; and have abandoned residents in favour of development at any cost – irrespective of the social and environmental consequences.   Joe Perri concluded, “The one lesson that has resonated the most with me is that silent frustration and anger are regarded as approval for Council’s activities.    “Hence the need for residents – not only in Moreland but throughout Melbourne – to join or establish advocacy groups, become more vocal, quantify and publicise the damage of overdevelopment in terms of the environment, liveability and quality of life / living.        “Finally, and most importantly, change in society is achieved through the actions of the vocal minority and not from silence of the majority”.    ENDS   Issued by the Fawkner Residents Association   Media enquiries:                 Mr. Joe Perri                                                 Mobile:          +61 412 112 545                                                 Email:             jperri@joeperri.com.au      Samira Vivette's pastel pink poetry collection 2021-01-12T18:54:40Z samira-vivette-puts-a-twist-on-poetry-with-her-best-selling-debut-collection Author and poet, Samira Vivette has made it to the top, already by reaching out directly to the readers’ hearts! Her book release, 'Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts' is a 355-page collection of poems and prose. It is pastel pink, and because it packs in the mixed bag of themes, the author lovingly calls it ‘a mixed bag of candy.’ Each chapter in this book works on a heart-rending theme of emotion. It stirs, shakes, consoles, motivates, and comforts the readers.  The book comprises ten chapters, each delving into a theme – some light and some dark. There are topics of darkness, broken friendships, toxic love, anxiety, solitude, memories, femininity, finding your soulmate, grief, and memories. Samira Vivette puts a twist on poetry as the themes in her book are entirely different from one another, with one reader, Asia, on Goodreads referring to the book as a “carnival of emotions”. The true essence of poetry is to express and pull the heartstrings in the ways one would never know. ‘Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts’ wove in similar magic in the hearts of the readers in the right way. The book raced up in the Best Seller's Category just in 24 hours of its release. Top critics have claimed a distinctive style of writing to be catchy and heart-rending. Calling all dogs of Canberra to feature in a fundraising book project - Tails of Canberra 2021-01-12T12:00:08Z calling-all-dogs-of-canberra-to-feature-in-a-fundraising-book-project-tails-of-canberra Ina J Photography is launching registration for her fundraising book project, Tails of Canberra. The coffee table book will showcase dogs of Canberra big and small photographed in various locations around Canberra. The limited edition book will raise funds and awareness for rescue dogs with 50 per cent of the registration fees being donated to ACT Rescue and Foster.   Registrations for the book will launch on 15 January and will be open for 2 weeks with limited number of spaces for the book. Registration fee will cover a professional pet photography session with Ina J Photography and a double spread feature in the Tails of Canberra book. The photo shoot will be conducted during February to June with the book scheduled to be published in Spring/Summer before Christmas 2021.   Ina J Photography is a Canberra Pet Photographer specialising in capturing memories of pets and their people. She is an outdoor pet photographer capturing the pet’s personality in natural outdoor location with various landmarks of Canberra as its backdrop. In 2020 Ina raised nearly $11,000 for ACT Pet Crisis Support through her Canberra Paws 2021 pet calendar contest.   For further enquiries about the Tails of Canberra book fundraising project, please contact Ina on ina@inajphotography.com. Interested participants can register or find out more details about the book project on https://inajphotography.com/book-project. Breakthrough on Banned Drinkers Register forges expansion of Scantek Verification Solutions 2021-01-06T08:43:08Z breakthrough-on-banned-drinkers-register-forges-expansion-of-scantek-verification-solutions Key Points Instant access for takeaway liquor outlets to identify banned drinkers expanding into the Kimberley Uses cutting-edge technology developed by WA-owned and run business  Identifying alcohol buyers strengthening community safety, reducing alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour and health-related harm The expansion of the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) into the Kimberley has been confirmed by WA Racing and Gaming Minister Paul Papalia following its successful launch and implementation in the Pilbara. The trial is to be implemented for a two-year period, across the Kimberley and will include a Takeaway Alcohol Management System (TAMS), which allows customers to buy alcohol according to a daily volume limit for their area.  TAMS was implemented in Kununurra and Wyndham several years ago by the local shire and Scantek and continues to provide a consistent application of liquor management for residents and visitors.  TAMS works by scanning a person's identification and notifying the retailer if they have purchased alcohol elsewhere. The trial expansion of the BDR will complement the existing TAMS system and will run simultaneously with the Pilbara region to ensure sufficient data is secured during the trial period.Racing and Gaming Minister Pual Papalia added "The BDR concept targets explicitly people with alcohol problems, rather than blanket restrictions that impact the entire community.   "The TAMS component provides an effective tool for people to consume alcohol responsibly and to reduce alcohol-related harm. The McGowan Government is investing in extending the highly regarded community safety initiative to continue to support reducing access to takeaway liquor for problem drinkers. The planned expansion of the BDR is thanks to the collaboration between the region’s councils, the State Government and Identity Verification specialist, Scantek. Scantek’s cutting-edge technology enables liquor outlets to verify a person's identity in real-time, confirming whether they are listed on the BDR. The entire scanning process takes seconds, making it easier for liquor outlets to apply the BDR consistently. Scantek’s solution will provide local businesses instant access to an extensive banned drinkers register, delivering assistance in helping them reduce alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour and health-related harm.  Developed in Western Australia, artificial intelligence is at the heart of the BDR solution, using a unique mix of optical character recognition and machine learning techniques. The expansion of BDR enables Scantek to continue their support of the Government of Western Australia Community initiatives, WA business owners, their staff and Community. Ches Rafferty, Scantek Co-Founder and CEO said: “The expansion of BDR is a fantastic outcome. Scantek is proud to continue to support the Government of Western Australia and deliver solutions that support WA Business owners, their staff and the community safe.”   --- END --- About Scantek Scantek provides software solutions to verify identities in real-time, anywhere. Founded in 2012, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Scantek is leading the way in digital verification of identity.  Scantek specialises in instant identity verification built on facial recognition technologies and identity documentation and card verification. Scantek solutions serve as a SaaS model and are designed to combat fraud, increase security and improve user and customer experience.  To find out more about Scantek, please contact their Marketing Manager Kaleigh Kingstone. M: 0405 777 557 / E: kaleigh@scantek.com.au / W: scantek.com.au How Do I Get an Australian Police Check 2021-01-05T06:24:42Z how-do-i-get-an-australian-police-check When do I need a National Police Certificate? Australia National Police check now Possible. Another feather has been added to the cap of KONZE Enterprise Pty Ltd as it launched its latest project KONCHECK.  KONCHECK is an online portal to lodge a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC). Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredits KONCHECK. Australian Government strongly recommends National Police Check for employers. Police check is a consent-based background and reference check of an applicant. Organizations use it to check if an employee is suitable for paid work, unpaid work, or volunteering with vulnerable groups such as children or adults with disabilities. Crime check is essential for community services, Government, Defense, Immigration, finance and Banking. Not long ago, when conducting an applicant’s Pre-Employment Background Check was quite a hazard. KONCHECK promises to eliminate the hassle of a manual background check as well as the possibility of errors. The website’s automated screening system is more useful than ever. KONCHECK introduces a modern technology by which one can verify their documents, check records in few simple steps. KONCHECK also saves time as dependencies of time-consuming paper forms and snail-mails are over. KONCHECK is focusing more to avoid cyber-crime issues and hassle-free hiring. The director of KONZE has added, “We want to free up the process and dismiss any risk of safety for Organizations. So, the chances of economic fraud, money laundering, office violence, cybercrime issues can be minimized.” In KONCHECK, National Police Check Application are processed within 1-2 business days in 70% of the cases. Rests may take 10-15 days or more time if the case of complicated. Last but not least, KONCHECK has the capability to be a revolution in the Police checking Process by streamlining it, effortlessly. City of Fremantle and Perth based Not for Profit Yogazeit helping teens and Young Adults support mental and physical Health and Wellbeing with Yoga Time. 2021-01-05T03:13:56Z city-of-fremantle-and-perth-based-not-for-profit-yogazeit-helping-teens-and-young-adults-support-mental-and-physical-health-and-wellbeing-with-yoga-time Perth, WA: Yogazeit Ltd today announced Mindful Yoga for Teens and Young Adults, a new inititative with a focus on mental Health, funded by City of Fremantle and supported by PCYC Fremantle. The Mindful Yoga classes are weekly run by a qualified Yoga Educator. Participants can choose to log on via Zoom or attend the class in person.  Young people in Australia experience very high stress in schools and life, which can have negative impacts on their mental health, social and academic skills. The 60min class is suitable for ages 13+ and offers a new way for young people to learn to live a happy, healthy life. Classes incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that will support participants with skills for life.  “Rather than putting on a patch and treating children and adolescents for mental health illnesses when its there, our yoga and mindfulness programs teach kids essential skills from the INSIDE OUT. Through Yoga and Mindfulness we get an opportunity to learn to become more self-aware which will help us self-regulate. It's real Yoga Time - being present for when we need it most" says Regina Cruickshank Founder and Executive Director of Yogazeit Ltd.  Mindful Yoga for Youth is available in 4 weekly blocks throughout the first half of 2021, each class lasting 60 minutes and covering: Breathing exercises to help you with stress and anxiety at school or at home Mindfulness Practices to help you stay focused and calm your mind Very gentle Mindful Movement (Yoga) to enhance physical fitness, flexibility and strength suitable for complete beginners! Relaxation as a platform for self-care and to destress Mindful Yoga for Youth classes will be held on Wednesdays throughout Term 1 and 2 2021 with the first block starting in February: 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5pm - 6pm @ PCYC Fremantle. Other months are also available to book onto now. All classes are funded by City of Fremantle and kindly supported by PCYC Fremantle.  For more information on Mindful Yoga for Youth, visit www.yogazeit.com.au.  About Yogazeit: YOGAZEIT Ltd. is an Australian registered Charity and Not for Profit organisation dedicated to supporting Australian Youth and Seniors with activities to foster mental and physical Health and Wellbeing. Yogazeit provides Yoga and Mindfulness classes, programs, training, and professional development courses founded on the principles of education, ethics and research, and we are looking forward to working with the City of Fremantle on their Youth services. HOW TO KEEP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS by mindfreeapp.com & sansdrinks.com.au 2020-12-29T05:27:53Z how-to-keep-new-years-resolutions-by-mindfreeapp-com-amp-sansdrinks-com-au HOW TO KEEP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS   # 9 OUT OF 10 RESOLUTIONS DON’T GET KEPT # EXPERT HAS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS # MINDFUL DRINKING & EATING IS EASY   Mark Stephens, Australia leading hypnotherapist and inventor of the mindfreeapp.com has teamed up with zero alcohol wine, beer and spirits website sansdrinks.com.au to help mindful drinkers reduce or give up their alcoholic drinking in 2021.   “The secret to giving up bad habits and keeping your resolutions is to replace them with something else. Whether its smoking, eating sweets, gambling or even cutting back or stopping drinking alcohol, which is high on the New Years resolution list for many people this week ” says Mark, who has helped thousands of people keep their New Years Resolution over his 30 year career. “My new mindfreeapp explains and shows how to do this in just a few minutes.”   Irene Falcone is one of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs who founded natural health & beauty store Nourished Life in 2012 with $100. She sold it 5 years later to an ASX listed company for $20 million. Now she is disrupting the booze business with hundreds of non-alcoholic wines , beers and spirits.   Irene says that her zero alcohol products are excellent taste alike replacements for the alcoholic ones. “ The Newblood Shiraz is a swap for Penfolds Bin 389. Both the Heineken and Carlton zero beers taste just like the original Heineken and Carlton products. As does the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and the alcoholic Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. If you like a nice dry Champagne  then you can’t go passed the McGuigan Zero Sparkling and to make an Asperol Spritz just add in Lyres Spirits Italian Spritz to your glass of sparkling.”   “Mindful drinking is a form of meditation where you consciously sit and sip on your drink whether that is alcoholic or zero alcohol. You notice the flavours and temperature and be present in the moment,” says Mark.     TO INTERVIEW MARK STEPHENS &/OR IRENE FALCONE email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601         Morning Time is Rush Time when Getting Kids Ready for School 2020-12-20T21:15:21Z morning-time-is-rush-time-when-getting-kids-ready-for-school What can we, as parents, do to help our kids find the time in the morning when they find it so difficult to get ready for the day ahead? Not only that but as parents, how can we work through a hectic routine that takes place within the first hour of waking up so putting us and our kids on edge … Breakfast is an important meal but if rushed, it can mean that kids are not prepared for the busy day ahead. This issue plagues many families and is a hot topic. According to Australian Parenting[1], ‘… a smooth routine helps your child to arrive at school feeling ready to make the most of the first few hours of the day …’ We all want that for our children, right? But even though some simple techniques are suggested—such as preparation the night before—each child is different. Aha! Parenting[2] shares frustrated parent comments such as, ‘… my 4yr.old is sooo slow … no matter how I phrase the request.’ Finding the right approach that works is a case of trial and error and patient perseverance. Citadel Amie's children's book, Maybe Tomorrow It’ll Be Your Turn, tackles this subject in a non-confronting, engaging story and with some charming images. It touches briefly on the topic of sibling rivalry and how two sisters’ race to be the first one into the car in the morning. This all adds to the morning rush and the tension yet is all part of what happens in real life. How the younger sister finds a way to compete with her sister is an intriguing one. Will she find a way to be first in the car despite the school rush? [1] Australian Parenting Website (2020), Morning routine for school: tips, viewed October 2020, <https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/school-learning/school-homework-tips/morning-routine-for-school> [2] Aha! Parenting (2020), Getting Your Child Out the Door In the Morning, viewed October 2020, Edmonds Conveyancing: Now servicing NSW 2020-12-17T23:57:36Z edmonds-conveyancing-now-servicing-nsw When buying or selling a property, there are a whole host of steps and procedures that you need to get through in order to complete your transaction. More often than not, this calls for a strong and trusted relationship with your conveyancer. Your conveyancer needs to be someone who can help you bring clarity to the complicated terminology and requirements, and someone who you trust to navigate all the potential challenges and surprise obstacles that might arise during the pre to post-settlement process.  At Edmonds Conveyancing, we know that more often than not, you don’t have time to sit down with your conveyancer and have them run through all the many steps involved in conveying your property. We’ve perfected an electronic conveyancing service that has allowed us to do conveyancing your way. Whether your preferred method is in person, over the phone, through email, or through a zoom call - we’ll make it work for you, wherever you are in NSW. Whether you’re seeking Auburn conveyancing or Tamworth conveyancing, at Edmonds, we’ll work with you, for you.  We’re born in Ballina, and now service NSW. For more information, please contact: Edmonds Conveyancing t: 1300 845 002 e: hello@edmondsco.com.au w. https://www.edmondsconveyancing.com.au/ What is conveyancing?: Edmonds Conveyancing 2020-12-17T23:54:37Z what-is-conveyancing-edmonds-conveyancing Conveyancing is the legal transfer of property ownership from a vendor to a purchaser. It’s one of the many people you need to see and speak with in the process of buying or selling your home, and can be another big stressor in the moving process.  The question of “what does a conveyancer do?” can become the big ask. With so much legal and property jargon surrounding your transaction, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. At Edmonds Conveyancing, we seek not only to help you effectively and efficiently convey your property, but also to help you understand what we’re doing at every step of the way - with no extra stress. Because we know you’ve got enough going on. Whether you're busy with the move, work, the kids, or just simply busy with your pursuit of your property ambitions, Edmonds is here to help your property transaction run smoothly, so that you don't have to. With Edmonds Conveyancing, we’ll answer the question of what does a conveyancer do? And we’ll put it in your language.  For more information, please contact: Edmonds Conveyancing t: 1300 845 002 e: hello@edmondsco.com.au w. https://www.edmondsconveyancing.com.au/ Name Ripley’s Larger-than-Life Octopus & Come See What’s New! 2020-12-17T03:48:12Z name-ripley-s-larger-than-life-octopus-amp-come-see-what-s-new Things are getting weirder at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! An all-new, interactive 7D Moving Theatre ride, fresh exhibits, new galleries, and ...  A nine-metre blue-ringed octopus atop the building that needs a name! Ripley’s is now accepting submissions for Soul Boardwalk’s newest resident at ripleys.com/octopus. One winner will be chosen at random to win $1,000 and four Lifetime Passes to Ripley’s Attractions in Surfers Paradise! Learn More at ripleys.com/octopus. We Invite You to Come See What’s New! The Believe It or Not! Odditoirum that the Gold Coast knows and loves now has four all-new galleries, dozens of never-before-seen exhibits, and a state-of-the-art motion simulator—Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre. Give your audience a first look by setting up a V.I.P. media tour today or have us visit you in studio with one-of-a-kind exhibits. If interested, please contact Lisa Tucker to arrange your V.I.P. access: Lisa Tucker, General Manager P: 07 5592 0040 M: 0405 532 432 tucker@ripleys.com You’ve got to see it to believe it! ### About Ripley Entertainment Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 15 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books, and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting Ripleys.com and following them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. 2 ANTHONY MUNDINE v MICHAEL ZERAFA NEWS CONFERENCES 2020-12-15T05:44:58Z 2-anthony-mundine-v-michael-zerafa-news-conferences 2 MUNDINE v ZERAFA NEWS CONFERENCES FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 2020 BENDIGO 10 am & MELBOURNE 2pm Anthony “The Man” Mundine & Michael “ Pretty Boy” Zerafa will face off against each other to announce details of their upcoming 2021 fight at 2 news conferences this Friday 18th December at 10am in Bendigo and 2pm in Melbourne. 10am Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis St. West Bendigo Victoria 3550 . 2pm Melbourne. Doherty’s City Gym, ‘Banana Alley’ 367 Flinders St. Melbourne 3000 MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO MAX@MARKSONSPARKS.COM OR CALL MAX MARKSON 0412 501 601 Australian Teen Taking Over Virtual Model Space With Tech Business Klubb Visuals 2020-12-13T00:53:06Z australian-teen-taking-over-virtual-model-space-with-tech-business-klubb-visuals Lucas Klubb is a sixteen-year-old creative from Melbourne, revolutionising the technology industry through ethical and sustainable 3D virtual models. Lucas founded Klubb Visuals in 2019, a virtual model agency with a focus on diversity and sustainability for marketing and tech-based use. Such avatars are created in a 3D workspace and are completely virtual. The avatars are incredibly realistic, using various tools and techniques to create a life-like effect. Two of Klubb's six avatars, Candice and Bambi, have already made strides in the fashion industry, cat-walking for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in June 2020. Candice and Bambi later featured in Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, Elle China and Elle Portugal.  "I want to create a positive change for sustainability in tech and utilise virtual beings to create an ideal and healthy work environment. There has been a need for virtual models now more than ever due to the global virus, business has significantly increased and I'm glad that I can provide a safe alternative." Founder of Klubb Visuals states. The brand has an emphasis on breaking the cycle of exploitation for conventional models. This includes low wages, extended and unpaid hours, unrealistic expectations and a culture of body shaming. By using virtual models many of these problems are resolved. The pandemic has been a tipping point for many industries. Retailers have had to focus online, zoom meetings have become the norm and industries have looked at original ways to present their product. Earlier this year, Klubb Visuals collaborated with Be.Li.Ve Studio, a contemporary Moscow based label, to create a three-minute virtual fashion show. Through doing this, Klubb showed the positive environmental impact such work has. Because there wasn’t a need to hire out a venue, fly-in models, get guests to drive to the event and so forth, the virtual fashion show had a very low carbon footprint. Veta Belinskaya, the creative behind Be.Li.Ve said, “It was a fantastic experience for our brand and the fans: while the whole world was in lockdown and other studios were standing still - we were actively creating.”  Klubb has also published tutorials on how he creates his virtual models to his YouTube channel, with his free lessons garnering over 160,000 views. The tutorials have received positive feedback from the community for their simplicity and educational value. Klubb Visuals has recently announced a line of 6 new virtual models, a rebrand in time for the first year anniversary of the business. Lucas Klubb plans to create new age supermodels and showcase different types of digital beauty. Here is a virtual catwalk showcasing the new 3D avatars. For more information on Klubb Visuals and Lucas Klubb, please visit here.