The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-06T03:41:45Z IRENE FALCONE IS WWW.NOURISHEDLIFE.COM.AU "QUEEN OF CLEAN" 2019-11-06T03:41:45Z irene-falcone-is-www-nourishedlife-com-au-queen-of-clean “QUEEN OF CLEAN” MUM TURNS $100 INTO $20 MILLION IN 5 YEARS! # Retailer to the stars including Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson & Olivia Newton-John # All her products are clean, green, free from harsh chemicals, free from “green washing”, natural and toxin free. # Self-confessed dag, tech geek and eco-warrior is Australia’s natural beauty pioneer!   In 2012 working mum of 4, Irene Falcone started her natural beauty product online retailer  nourishedlife.com.au as a side hustle in her garage with $100. Five years later it was worth $20 million and Irene now stocks over 7,000 products, has 120,000 reviews and 5,000 items go in and out of the warehouse every day with one item sold every 6 seconds.    Irene is a natural beauty provocateur and Australia’s pioneer of the movement that has become the natural beauty phenomenon. A self-confessed “dag” Irene only sells natural, organic and clean beauty products. No toxins or harsh chemicals are present in any of the products she makes or sells.    Olivia Newton John’s entire product range launched exclusive on Nourishedlife.com.au and Irene also sells Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson and the Bindi Irwin designed zero waste haircare range. Nourished Life is a one-stop-shop for natural skincare, body care, hair care, makeup, sun care and eco-friendly homewares and clothing brands.    “I was shocked to discover I was putting up to 500 chemicals on my body every day so I threw away thousands of $$ worth of products and went completely organic. Then I started a blog. I never intended to start a store. I only wanted to help other women find natural and organic alternatives, but I soon realised how confusing the process was. Now at NourishedLife.com.au every product is vetted by our team, every ingredient on every label is checked so you don’t have to! “ says Irene.    “ It all started from there. I was always into tech, I’m a tech geek. Now I blog, use social media and have my “ Talking Clean with Irene the new clean living podcast” that shot straight to number 7 on Apple Itunes. I’m an eco-warrior with a real passion for the planet, and for Australian women. I want to nourish the planet, animals and people, one lipstick or beauty product at a time!” concludes Irene.   TO INTERVIEW IRENE FALCONE and give away Nourished Life gift vouchers as prizes email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601   PS: Irene can also put on her GREEN CROWN & talk about sustainability in the home, Sunscreen Wars dispelling the myth about natural v chemical sunscreen, the efficacy of natural insect repellent, Fake Tan and so much more!       JOHN MCAFEE TO SPEAK AT STARTCON.COM IN SYDNEY ON NOVEMBER 23 2019 2019-11-06T03:31:27Z john-mcafee-to-speak-at-startcon-com-in-sydney-on-november-23-2019 UNITED STATES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, FAMED COMPUTER SECURITY ENTREPRENEUR AND LIBERTARIAN JOHN MCAFEE TO SPEAK AT STARTCON ON NOVEMBER 23 John McAfee to speak live via video on freedom, privacy and technology including cryptocurrency, computer security, blockchain and his new decentralised currency exchange McAfeeDex.  Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie to interview McAfee on his political campaign and how innovation can win back privacy and freedom.    United States 2020 Presidential Candidate John McAfee will be a keynote speaker at StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference to be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2019.  At StartCon, McAfee will discuss topics of freedom, privacy and technology including cryptocurrency, computer security, blockchain and his new decentralised currency exchange McAfeeDex. He will join over 55 global leaders in technology including Australia’s 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and experts from eBay, Lyft, Airbnb, Airwallex, Uber, The Iconic, and more, during the two day event, with 4000+ attendees, 160 exhibitors and hundreds of startups in attendance. A lifelong advocate of personal freedom, McAfee now applies his passion, energy and vision to evangelising blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. He uses his reach to encourage individuals to look beyond investing at all of the positive social change made possible by the blockchain.  In 2016 McAfee ran for President of the United States on a platform of Freedom, Privacy and Technology. He is running again in 2020, this time to draw public attention to the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution."  "Cryptocurrencies will either free us or further enslave us depending on the choices that we make now," he says.  Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and Founder of Freelancer.com says, “John McAfee is a world renowned technology entrepreneur, having founded McAfee Antivirus. His fame has only grown since then, running as a US Presidential Candidate and he is now universally known as a vocal activist for privacy and freedom through technology. John’s tweets constantly hit global headlines and move entire markets.  I look forward to debating the escalating battlefield for privacy and freedom as technology facilitates both a creeping infringement and increasing ability to protect one’s rights, and new missions including his presidential campaign and McAfeeDex, with John at StartCon.”  StartCon brings together the world’s best experts to provide actionable insights into how to start and growing world class technology driven businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, working at a startup or are thinking about starting a business - if there is one event you must attend this year - it’s StartCon.  StartCon 2019 will feature expert workshops, a tech expo, hackathon, masterclasses, a FinTech stage, a Disruption stage, VIP lounge and an artificial intelligence (AI) stage. Guests can also attend networking events, experience live gaming and visit a startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses in the local market and across Asia.  You can follow John McAfee on Twitter at https://t.co/hmSjOeLAry.  Joining John McAfee at StartCon 2019 on November 22-23 will be speakers including: International Speakers   Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia Jenny Arden, Director of Design @ Lyft, formerly AirBnb Joe Fahed, Global Products Operations Manager @ Uber Tony Aug, CTO & VP, Technology & Strategy, Digital @ Arrow Petra Hofer, Technology Leadership Advisor, fmr eBay Director of Technology Dan Lok, Founder, Influencer @ Closers.com Eric Siu, Owner and CEO @ Single Grain Alberto Antinucci, Digital Innovation Strategist & China Expert @ Antinucci Consulting Katie Burke, Chief People Officer @ Hubspot Amy Peck, Senior Director of Enterprise Content @ Vive Studios and more!   Local Speakers include Fred Schebesta, CEO & Co-founder @ Finder Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO & Co-founder @ Deputy Vivek Bharadwaj, Marketing Science @ THE ICONIC Dr Jemma Green, Executive Chairman & Co-founder @ Power Ledger Chris Smith, Founder & Director @ BIG Esports Craig Rees, VP & Head of Engineering @ AirWallex Taryn Williams, CEO & Founder @ theright.fit James Spencely, VC Investor & Mentor @ Jamesspencely.com Greg Cross, Serial Entrepreneur @ Soul Machines Alex Moss, CEO & Head Designer @ Canaria Daniel Wearne, Head of Design @ Up Banking Alex McCauley, CEO @ StartupAus Sarah Tang, VP, Enterprise @ Freelancer.com Helen Souness, CEO @ RMIT Online Randall Noble, COO @ Hive Gaming Dr Michelle Perugini, CEO & Co-founder @ Presagen Simon Banks, Managing Director & SVP @ HyperWallet  Ali Anderson, Manager of Outreach Programs @ Australian Institute for Machine Learning and more!   More StartCon 2019 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.   StartCon 2019 features multiple tracks for startups, marketing and growth professionals, designers, engineers, tech experts and corporate innovators and is jam-packed with:   Expert workshops Tech expo Hackathon Masterclasses FinTech stage  Disruption stage  Artificial intelligence stage VIP lounge  Multiple networking events Live gaming  Kids coding camp Startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses across Asia   ENDS   About StartCon  StartCon (formerly SydStart) is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community, established in 2009. Thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com   Submissions for Pitch for $1 Million - Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more.   FORMER PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL TO SPEAK AT STARTCON ON NOVEMBER 22 2019-10-29T23:19:49Z former-prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-to-speak-at-startcon-on-november-22 ·         Prime Minister Turnbull to speak on innovation and opportunity in an environment of rising authoritarian populism, anti-global and protectionist agendas.  ·        After a speech, Turnbull will have a one to one discussion with Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie on how innovation can be brought back on the national agenda, and how to transform the economy into one that guarantees prosperity for all Australians into the 21st century. Australia’s 29th Prime Minister, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull will be the keynote speaker at StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference to be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2019.  At StartCon, Turnbull will discuss innovation, the problems facing Australia’s technology industry and what Australia needs to be the number one startup capital of the world.  He will join over 55 global leaders in technology including experts from NASA, eBay, Airbnb, Airwallex, Uber, The Iconic, and more, during the two day event. With over 55 speakers from around the world including Silicon Valley, 4000+ attendees, 160 exhibitors and hundreds of startups in attendance. Talking about his involvement in the conference, Turnbull says, “Change, unprecedented in scale and pace, is the tenor of our times. This offers enormous opportunities, and Australia has never been better situated to take advantage of them. At the heart of all of this is innovation, the key driver of productivity, which is vital if we are to remain a prosperous first world economy with a generous social welfare net.” “Australia’s startup ecosystem has advanced enormously since we started OzEmail twenty five years ago. In those days there was hardly any money for technology startups. Today, especially since the launch of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and opportunities for investment like the Pitch for a Million competition here at StartCon, there are billions available.”  “My feeling is that there is now more support in the community for innovation and science, although the rising tide of authoritarian populism with its “anti-globalist” and protectionist agenda represents a real threat. So we cannot take our gains for granted, there will always be voices to oppose innovation, frightened of the new, anxious to hide under the doona in the hope that the 21st century will prove to be a terrible dream.”   StartCon Pitch for $1 Million, one of the world’s largest startup pitch competitions where entrepreneurs battle it out for a total of US$1m in venture financing from trailblazing US investors, EDGE196™.  Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and Founder of Freelancer.com says, “Malcolm Turnbull was undoubtedly the most technology focused Prime Minister that Australia has ever had. During his term, innovation through technology was at the forefront of government policy for driving forward the Australian economy. Since that time, however, innovation has dropped off the national agenda. I look forward to discussing with Malcolm at StartCon what needs to happen to bring innovation back on the national agenda, and what we need to do as a country to transform the economy into one that guarantees prosperity for all Australians into the 21st century.” StartCon brings together the world’s best experts to provide actionable insights into how to start and growing world class technology driven businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, working at a startup or are thinking about starting a business- if there is one event you attend this year- it’s StartCon.  StartCon 2019 will feature expert workshops, a tech expo, hackathon, masterclasses, a FinTech stage, a Disruption stage, VIP lounge and an artificial intelligence (AI) stage. Guests can also attend networking events, experience live gaming and visit a startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses in the local market and across Asia.  Joining the Honorable Malcolm Turnbull at StartCon 2019 on November 22-23 will be speakers including: International Speakers ·         Petra Hoffer, Technology Leadership Advisor, Consulting @ eBay ·         Jenny Arden, Director of Design @ Airbnb ·         Joe Fahed, Global Products Operations Manager @ Uber ·         Tony Aug, CTO & VP, Technology & Strategy, Digital @ Arrow ·         Dan Lok, Founder, Influencer @ Closers.com ·         Eric Siu, Owner and CEO @ Single Grain ·         Alberto Antinucci, Digital Innovation Strategist & China Expert @ Antinucci Consulting ·         Katie Burke, Chief People Officer @ Hubspot ·         Amy Peck, Senior Director of Enterprise Content @ Vive Studios ·         and more! Local Speakers include ·         Fred Schebesta, CEO & Co-founder @ Finder ·         Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO & Co-founder @ Deputy ·         Vivek Bharadwaj, Marketing Science @ THE ICONIC ·         Dr Jemma Green, Executive Chairman & Co-founder @ Power Ledger ·         Chris Smith, Founder & Director @ BIG Esports ·         Craig Rees, VP & Head of Engineering @ AirWallex ·         Taryn Williams, CEO & Founder @ theright.fit ·         James Spencely, VC Investor & Mentor @ Jamesspencely.com ·         Greg Cross, Serial Entrepreneur @ Soul Machines ·         Alex Moss, CEO & Head Designer @ Canaria ·         Daniel Wearne, Head of Design @ Up Banking ·         Alex McCauley, CEO @ StartupAus ·         Sarah Tang, VP, Enterprise @ Freelancer.com ·         Helen Souness, CEO @ RMIT Online ·         Randall Noble, COO @ Hive Gaming ·         Dr Michelle Perugini, CEO & Co-founder @ Presagen ·         Simon Banks, Managing Director & SVP @ HyperWallet ·          Ali Anderson, Manager of Outreach Programs @ Australian Institute for Machine Learning ·         and more!   More StartCon 2019 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.   StartCon 2019 features multiple tracks for startups, marketing and growth professionals, designers, engineers, tech experts and corporate innovators and is jam-packed with: ·         Expert workshops ·         Tech expo ·         Hackathon ·         Masterclasses ·         FinTech stage  ·         Disruption stage  ·         Artificial intelligence stage ·         VIP lounge  ·         Multiple networking events ·         Live gaming  ·         Kids coding camp ·         Startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses across Asia ENDS About StartCon  StartCon (formerly SydStart) is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community, established in 2009. Thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com Submissions for Pitch for $1 Million - Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more. www.startcon.com LOOK WHO'S TALKING WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA IN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 2019-10-23T00:40:09Z look-who-s-talking-with-john-travolta-in-sydney-and-melbourne-australia GUESS WHO’S ON STAGE WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA? When it comes to Australian women John Travolta is normally associated with Olivia Newton John. However Olivia is being replaced for An Evening with John Travolta presented by Anthology in Sydney on Wednesday November 6 at The Star and in Melbourne on Sunday November 10 at the Palais Theatre by another famous Australian when Walkley Award winning journalist, author, TV presenter and radio host Melissa Doyle stars opposite John on stage as the MC for both events.  Melissa will put John through his paces and his incredible career as his interviewer for both events and then moderate the q and a session with the audience. At this stage there is no talk of Melissa and John doing a duet to Summer Nights or You’re The One That I Want! John Travolta says “Hey Australia I’m coming your way. I’ll see you in Sydney and Melbourne for an evening of reminiscing, music, movies, you name it…and thanks Anthology!” For tickets from $99 and VIP meet & greet & photos with John Travolta book now at www.aneveningwith.com.au FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, TICKET GIVEAWAY PROMOTIONS, CORPORATE & MEDIA ENQUIRIES email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412501601     StartCon.com , Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference,announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million 2019-10-23T00:33:38Z startcon-com-australia-s-leading-technology-startup-corporate-innovation-amp-growth-conference-announces-the-launch-of-pitch-for-1-million Startups to battle it out for US$1 million! XFactor meets startups in this global pitching competition    StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference, today announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million, one of the world’s largest startup pitch competitions where entrepreneurs battle it out for a total of USD$1m in venture financing from trailblazing US investors, EDGE196™.   “The startup ecosystem outside of North America is increasingly showing promise, prompting us to partner with StartCon, which has a track record of success in running startup pitch contests before. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work together to give a shot to the next up and comers in these regions that are, as yet, unexplored by EDGE196™,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   The Pitch for $1 Million competition aims to surface highly promising companies outside of traditional venture markets but across regions where billions of people live. This year, the competition will be running in regions including China, Korea, Japan, UAE, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.   Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more.   The first regional final will be held in Shanghai, China on October 24th, 2019 in partnership with SOSV: The Accelerator VC. SOSV runs the Chinaccelerator, a seed-funding program in China that allows entrepreneurs to create startup companies in the tech industry. The event will be held at Hero Center, level 1, West Entrance, No. 28 Yuyuam East Rd. Jing'An District, Shanghai at 7pm.   The second regional final will be held in Seoul, Korea on October 30th, 2019 in partnership with Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment commission, and KOTRA, the state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea. The event will be held at Kintex Exhibition Center Hall 8 at 10am.   The Australian regional finals will be held in Sydney at StartCon, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference on November 22nd and 23rd 2019.   Regional finals in other countries will take place following this with each country competing at the Grand Final for the US$1 million in investment in March 2020.                        The winner of the 2018 StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition was Daitum, an Australian cloud-based AI company with a vision to make decision analytics available to everyone. Co-founder and CEO Luigi Barone says: StartCon was a watershed milestone for us at Daitum. Before StartCon, we were a seven person emerging business facing the perennial challenges of most bootstrapped start-ups: how to fund growth on a tight budget. With plenty of dreams and ambition, realising them was always constrained by the realities of bringing revenue into the business. Winning at StartCon allowed us to rapidly accelerate our story and bring forward those dreams, funding the next stages of product development and marketing and outreach endeavours. We’ve doubled the size of our team, brought on specialist staff to lead hard-to-fund functions like business development and customer success, and increased our marketing efforts from zero to significant. We’re extremely grateful to StartCon and the Pitch for $1 Million competition for giving us this opportunity and we’re envious of all the teams competing this year.  Good luck, and pitch hard!   “This year, we’re looking for startups with founders and a team who demonstrate their passion and commitment, can prove an ever-expanding target market for their product and service alongside realistic and aggressive projections, and convey their exit strategy for investors,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and global startup ecosystems and has previously invested in Jointer, OTPPAY, Funding Tree, Hackmania and EquityUp among others.   With the contest launch, Jay Patel, and Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and founder of the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, offer competitors their five top tips for a great pitch:   TOP TIPS TO WIN YOUR PITCH FOR A MILLION from Matt Barrie, founder and CEO of Freelancer.com &  Jay Patel, founder and CEO of EDGE196™   1. It’s all about the team. Have you got the right team to help you succeed? No startup gets anywhere alone so demonstrate the passion, commitment and expertise of your whole team.   2. Show your investors the money. How are you acquiring your customers and what’s your revenue model? Are you making money yet? Be clear and concise about your pricing model, long term value of a customer and customer acquisition costs.   3. Prove your growth trajectory. Do you have an ever expanding target market for your product or service? Never undersell yourself: your business plan should be both realistic and aggressive.   4. Demonstrate your value. How are you changing or disrupting the world or your industry and why is what you’re doing better than what’s already out there. Give the answer to, ‘So, what?’ with everything you say rather than assuming your audience will create the link for you.   5. Practice your pitch. A thousand times. Have you really practised enough? Take previous pitch feedback on board, ask anyone who will listen to give feedback and remember to prepare for questions. “North American startup ecosystems have dominated for investors for some time now, yet vibrant ecosystems in the APAC region increasingly present a great opportunity for investment, says Lana Vickeridge-Smith, CEO of StartCon. “This type of opportunity is a real game-changer for startups looking to grow and scale and we wish every entrant the best of luck.”    Total prize pool is USD$1m (or AUD$1.5m) with three prizes to be awarded: 1st: AUD $1,000,000 investment 2nd: AUD $300,000 investment  3rd: AUD $200,000 investment   Entries can be submitted at StartCon.com.   ENDS   About StartCon  StartCon (formerly SydStart) is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community, established in 2009. Thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com About EDGE196™ EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and Global Startup Ecosystems. EDGE196™’s vision is to act as a catalyst between Startups, Investors, and Service Providers; to open avenues to a marketplace in a cross-border ecosystem; and to use the digital share economy to assist young companies to realize their potential through the 3-M solutions of EDGE196™ http://www.edge196.com    DIVORCE TANGO AUTHOR SAYS WHY GREY DIVORCE IS ON THE RISE! 2019-10-17T02:13:04Z divorce-tango-author-says-why-grey-divorce-is-on-the-rise WHY IS GREY DIVORCE ON THE RISE? Al Gore and his wife Tipper are part of the rise in "Grey Divorce" which has doubled since 1990.  Divorce expert, best-selling author of The Divorce Tango and founder of Australia’s first National Divorce Centre, Cheryl Duffy says “The reason Grey Divorce is on the rise is  threefold. Firstly, money, women are more financially independent so no longer have to choose a bad marriage or poverty. Secondly there is not the same stigma about divorcing now as there used to be and thirdly better health and life expectancy" “When the children have grown up “empty nest syndrome” comes into play and the parents find they have grown apart or lost the spark that was once there and realise they are not too old to seek happiness later in life” concludes Cheryl. TO INTERVIEW CHERYL DUFFY email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601 ABOUT CHERYL Cheryl Duffy is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Author of the bestseller “The Divorce Tango”. Cheryl’s career evolved from leading key programs for successful change and betterment in a large, multinational company however, the most difficult change she has ever had to manage was her divorce, which affected every facet of her life. After nineteen years, Cheryl’s marriage came to an end, and her life completely changed. Being the first among her family and friends to experience divorce, she was left to blindly navigate her way out of the tumultuous times, into a better post-marriage life. The journey continued in the pursuit to help others impacted by Divorce whereby Cheryl became a Certified Divorce Coach to help others accelerate their divorce recovery so they can let go, move on and create the life they deserve so they don’t have to waste years being emotionally paralysed like she did. Through one on one coaching sessions or unique programs depending on whether you are pre/post divorce can empower you to take charge and accelerate your divorce recovery so you can rebuild your life faster. www.thedivorcetango.com   Data analytics and virtual assistant skills most sought after by employers, global report says 2019-10-15T21:57:26Z data-analytics-and-virtual-assistant-skills-most-sought-after-by-employers-global-report-says Data analytics and virtual assistant skills most sought after by employers, global report says 16 October, 2019: As the US Labour Department reports a slowing in hiring of traditional jobs and the Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Index 1.3% during the month of September, Freelancer.com releases its Q3 Fast 50, a quarterly index of the most sought after skills, showing key skills like data analytics and virtual assistants are experiencing the biggest employer demand with growth in these fields soaring 58.9% and 55.6% respectively in the quarter. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace globally by users and number of jobs posted: During Q3 2019 473,000 jobs were posted globally on Freelancer.com. Freelancer.com ends Q3 2019 with over 38 million users globally and 660,000 users in Australia, more than twice the number of employees working right across Agriculture, Forestry and Farming, Australia's biggest industries combined. The Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report charts the quarterly movement of the top 50 fastest growing and declining job type categories within Freelancer.com’s global online marketplace, which today includes more than 38 million people across 247 countries, regions and territories around the world. The Freelancer Fast 50 data is the leading forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The key takeouts from the Freelancer.com Q3 2019 Fast 50 Report include: 58.9% growth in demand for Data Analytics, from 1114 to 1770 jobs, demonstrates an increasing need for employers to seek skilled workers to analyse and interpret data and identify emerging trends. Q3 saw a 55.6% increase in jobs, from 7,925 to 12,329, for Virtual Assistants, rising from tenth to second fastest growing skill in demand, with tasks from data entry to social media posting being sought. Quarterly demand for Matlab and Mathematica, Mechanical Engineering, Algorithm declined but is expected to rebound as demand for all artificial intelligence skills increase globally. Book Writing and Translation services emerged as trends to watch. Book Writing is an interesting outlier in the Q3 2019 Fast 50, with demand growing 29.6% (2,134 to 2,766) to place it 19th in the fastest growing list. It was the only creative arts skills to crack the top 25. Translation skills in Russian shot into the number 7 spot, accompanied by English, Spanish and French at numbers 20, 21 and 24 respectively. “Large and small businesses are still hiring but not always in traditional ways. Forward thinking, innovative companies - especially those looking to streamline and scale - are increasingly looking to crowdsourcing markets like Freelancer.com to build an elastic labour force that’s on demand, high quality, speedy, and often filling gaps in niche skills requirements,” Freelancer CEO and founder Matt Barrie says.  “The demand from data analytics indicates more savvy businesses are seeking these highly specialised freelancers to help determine business decisions that increase revenue, improve operations, respond to emerging market trends and gain a competitive edge, while virtual assistants are streamlining processes and creating efficiencies and cost savings.” The Top Freelancing Jobs of the Third Quarter of 2019 The top 10 jobs which have shot up the scale this quarter are Data Analytics, Virtual Assistant, Microsoft Office, Copy Typing, Transcription, Word, Russian Translation, Bookkeeping, Email Handling and Customer Support. Russian Translation was another interesting outlier in the top 10, but English, Spanish and French Translation also saw strong gains over the quarter, indicating that freelance translators are in high demand. 1.   Data Analytics  From using big data to understand cryptocurrency to  improve firefighting it’s no surprise Data Analytics shot into the number one most in demand skill during Q3 2019 as companies grapple with making sense of increasing volumes of data. With the data analytics market forecast to grow to USD$275 billion by 2023, the 58.9% growth (from 1114 to 1770 jobs) in demand on Freelancer.com during the third quarter indicates a significant demand for crowdsourcing skills in this field to draw interpretations from data. Projects on the Freelancer.com range from developing trading strategies to understanding business trends. Despite dropping to 14th place in Q3 (from 5th in Q2 2019), demand for Data Processing Skills remains strong with continued growth at 38.6% in Q3, compared with Q2, 2019.  With most data scientists spending 80% of their time data ‘wrangling’- the process of inputting and transforming “raw” data into a format more appropriate for processing, Copy Typing remains in the top 10 most in demand skills, growing 53% (6,988 to 10,692), taking fourth place. See these projects on freelancer.com for some examples. 2.   Virtual Assistant As all the biggest tech companies scramble to create smarter AI powered virtual assistants, like Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri and Google Duplex to conquer business and home administration, nothing yet beats the artificial-artificial-intelligent assistant, that is, a human virtual assistant. Demand for these Virtual Assistants via Freelancer.com saw a strong 55.6% growth in Q3 2019, from 7,925 to 12,329, rising from the 10th fastest growing in Q2, to the second fastest growing in Q3 2019.  Virtual Assistants can cover a wide range of tasks, with projects posted on Freelancer.com calling for expertise in everything from providing customer service to social media marketing and blog posting. These jobs are ideal for those who’d like to work from home or around hours required for other jobs. These versatile freelancers are well placed to see demand for their skills continue to rise as entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior management delegate administrative tasks to others so they can focus on growth. 3.  Microsoft Office The resurgence of Microsoft Office under the helm of Satya Nadella is evident in Microsoft Office shooting to the third most in demand skill this quarter. Since publishing the Freelancer Fast 50 Report, demand for Microsoft Office has been in decline until it made its first appearance in the Fast 50, growing 31.2% to place 15th in the second quarter this year (2018 to 2740) and rising a further 54.2% in Q3 (2,683 to 4,137). Volume of demand for Microsoft Excel remains higher than Microsoft Office and a similar growth trend is seen with demand for Microsoft Excel skills entering the Fast 50 in Q2 with 33.3% growth to 20th place (18,493 to 23,744) and further upward movement, 33.5% growth in Q3, to 16th place with (14,898 to 20,098). This skill set is often much more complex than just typing and data entry, with one freelancer on the platform using his Excel and programming skills to automate a task and reduce the time it took from 20 hours each week to just one hour.  4.   Copy Typing Although copy typing moves from second to fourth place, demand rose 53% (6,988 to 10,692), following a 50% rise in Q2, and remaining in the top 10 for the second quarter in a row. In addition to data cleaning, employers are seeking skilled freelancers who specialize in transferring handwritten notes into an editable format like this Australian employer needing pdf files converted to word documents. 5.   Transcription While advances in machine translation accelerate, such as facebook using mathematics for automatic translations of words, the need for human intervention is shown in Unbabel recently receiving $60m funding to adopt a blended machine and human approach to translations and live Transcription services, demonstrated in this project requiring someone to understand multiple accents. Freelancers specializing in Transcription were hired for 3,981 projects in Q3 2019, up 52.2% from Q2.  The Freelance Jobs That Saw Demand Decline Several skills in the Freelancer Fast 50 saw a decline in Q3, though these declines largely fell in job categories that saw significant rises in Q2, and could represent a reversion to the mean. The skills that saw the largest declines were Matlab and Mathematica, Mechanical Engineering, and Algorithm. Matlab and Mathematica and Algorithm skills factor heavily into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, so it's likely these skills will see a strong rebound in demand in the months ahead. The overall picture provided by skills in decline is the fluidity of the freelancing marketplace. Skills that have seen strong rises in previous quarters saw demand fall off in Q3, while many skills that shrank in demand in previous quarters posted strong rises in Q3. While there may be some volatility in quarter-to-quarter demand, the freelance market overall remains vibrant and growing. Rising stars: the emerging jobs to watch Book Writing Book Writing and Ghost Writing for fiction and non-fiction allowed the creative arts to crack the top 25, in an otherwise administrative and technology focused skills list. Book Writing saw a 229.6% growth (2,134 to 2,766), placing it in the 19th spot for the fastest growing skill in demand by employers on Freelancer.com. In contrast, Academic Writing dropped out of the Top 25 from its number four spot in Q2 2019 indicating a seasonal need for outsourcing academic writing jobs. Translation A variety of language skills were in hot demand in Q3 2019. Russian translation dropped into the number 7 spot of most in-demand skills with a 50.9% rise.  English translation saw a 28.5% rise in demand over the quarter, from 20,402 to 26,215. Spanish and French also grew in demand by 26.5% and 24.7%, respectively.  ENDS Name Job Count Q2 2019 Job Count Q3 2019 % Increase/Decrease 1 Data Analytics 1114 1770 58.89% 2 Virtual Assistant 7925 12329 55.57% 3 Microsoft Office 2683 4137 54.19% 4 Copy Typing 6988 10692 53.01% 5 Transcription 2615 3981 52.24% 6 Word 3642 5512 51.35% 7 Russian 1371 2069 50.91% 8 Bookkeeping 1525 2234 46.49% 9 Email Handling 2134 3126 46.49% 10 Customer Support 2956 4229 43.06% 11 Freelance 1117 1573 40.82% 12 Data Entry 28706 39439 37.39% 13 Customer Service 2889 3927 35.93% 14 Data Processing 15017 20098 34.90% 15 Web Search 10610 14262 34.42% 16 Excel 23389 31233 33.54% 17 PDF 3122 4159 33.22% 18 React.js 2653 3450 30.04% 19 Book Writing 2134 2766 29.62% 20 English 20402 26215 28.49% 21 Spanish (Spain) 1223 1547 26.49% 22 Internet Research 2426 3051 25.76% 23 Digital Marketing 1419 1774 25.02% 24 French 2209 2754 24.67% 25 BPO 1428 1777 24.44% 26 C++ Programming 8060 7574 -6.03% 27 Civil Engineering 1041 970 -6.82% 28 Arduino 1814 1688 -6.95% 29 Adobe Flash 1270 1175 -7.48% 30 Machine Learning (ML) 2910 2683 -7.80% 31 Research Writing 14444 13228 -8.42% 32 Database Programming 1521 1390 -8.61% 33 Swift 2291 2091 -8.73% 34 Programming 1425 1298 -8.91% 35 Statistics 2361 2142 -9.28% 36 PCB Layout 1317 1191 -9.57% 37 Mathematics 2712 2451 -9.62% 38 Electronics 3499 3147 -10.06% 39 Objective C 3388 3032 -10.51% 40 Shopping Carts 1398 1250 -10.59% 41 Microsoft Access 1034 914 -11.61% 42 Computer Security 1240 1094 -11.77% 43 Network Administration 2159 1901 -11.95% 44 Report Writing 6791 5955 -12.31% 45 Engineering 4764 4148 -12.93% 46 Electrical Engineering 3960 3444 -13.03% 47 Statistical Analysis 1664 1422 -14.54% 48 Algorithm 3270 2782 -14.92% 49 Mechanical Engineering About ​Freelancer​ ®  Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More than 38 million registered users have posted over 16 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,600 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing.  Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community established in 2009, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, and Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN. STARTCON 2019 THE FUTURE OF WORK COMES TO SYDNEY! 2019-09-10T02:46:16Z startcon-2019-the-future-of-work-comes-to-sydney STARTCON 2019 THE FUTURE OF WORK COMES TO SYDNEY! #AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST START UP CONFERENCE & EXPO # UBER, Ebay, AirBnB INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS COMING DOWN UNDER # THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR STARTUP EXPO & CONFERENCE # DOZENS OF INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL SPEAKERS   StartCon THE FUTURE OF WORK ,Australia’s largest startup and growth conference, will return to Sydney for its 10th year to inspire and unite the entire ecosystem of  thousands of potential new rich listers, entrepreneurs, investors, media and corporate innovation teams in Australia. Dozens of international and local keynote speakers will feature at the two day annual event at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse on Friday and Saturday November  22 & 23 2019. The first international speakers to be announced are UBER’s Product Operations Manager Joe Fahed from the US and Dan Lok, the Chineses-Canadian business magnate, global educator, founder of Closers.com and best-selling author of FU Money and his new book Unlock It. Local speakers signed up include Canaria founder Alex Moss whose unobtrusive continuous biometric monitoring systems are being used by NASA and are a hit across Australia and worldwide and Daniel Wearne, Head of Design at Up Banking the digital bank that’s giving you super powered banking, sorry, super powered living! Lana Vickridge-Smith, Startcon CEO says “ We are really excited to explore the theme The Future Of Work for StartCon. We live in an increasingly digital, automated, and data-driven world which is displacing and disrupting almost every industry around the globe. Work does more than just provide a means to live; it provides a source of identity, security, community, and meaning. I truly believe this is the most important challenge of our lifetimes. We can let technology determine the future for us — or we can reimagine it ourselves. With over 75 speakers, 4,000 attendees, 160 exhibitors and 750 startups in attendance this year’s Startcon will comprehensively answer that question for a lot of people.” “StartCon 2019 will also feature expert workshops, a tech expo, hackathon, masterclasses, a FinTech stage, a Disruption stage, VIP lounge and an artificial intelligence (AI) stage. Guests can also attend networking events, experience live gaming and visit a startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses in the local market and across Asia” concludes Lana. StartCon 2019 early bird tickets are on sale now from $295 for the full two days. Tickets can be bought here. ABOUT STARTCON StartCon  is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community. Established in 2009, thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. StartCon features international keynotes, expert workshops, tech Expo & Startup Alley, Pitch Competition, Australasian Startup Awards, FinTech Stage, Hackathon, Networking & Parties, and many more. Freelancer Limited, which owns StartCon is listed on the ASX (ASX:FLN) also owns Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users (35 MILLION)and jobs posted. This year’s conference will be held on November  22 & 23 2019 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and a 160-booth expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Australia. ABOUT UBER’S JOE FAHED. Based in San Francisco, Joe Fahed leads global rollout of products and features at Uber, focusing on the driver partner app and the on-trip experience. He works closely with Regional Operations Leads to surface insights and issues to the product team in HQ, and prepare global markets for new launches. Joe advises product and engineering teams in HQ on the feasibility of their products in various markets throughout the development lifecycle, taking into account local nuances and regulatory environments. ABOUT DAN LOK. Dan Lok is a Chinese-Canadian business magnate and global educator best known for being the founder and chairman of Closers.com-the world’s #1 virtual-closers network,Copywriters.com, and SalesCalls.com. Beyond his businesses, Mr. Lok has led several global movements to redefine modern education where Mr. Lok has taught men and women from 150+ countries to develop high income skills, unlock true financial confidence and master their financial destinies. ABOUT UP BANK’S DANIEL WEARNE. Up is a next-gen digital bank that soared past 100,000 users in it's opening 7 months. Over the last 10 years, Daniel has worked at tech startups at all stages and is relishing the opportunity to apply progressive design thinking to the digital banking sector. ABOUT ALEX MOSS CEO & Head Designer of Canaria Technologies, Alex Moss is a passionate role-model for women in technology; regularly mentoring and running events to promote female leadership in STEAM fields. In 2017 the BBC noted Alex as ‘the model changing the future of space medicine’. She has been recognised by The Australian as one of the leading 3 inventors working in Brisbane, and by Vogue Australia as one of the world's top young innovators in technology. Alex has also won numerous awards for her ground-breaking work in predictive biometric medical devices including: Global Winner Best Use of Hardware 2016 NASA International Space Apps, Sir Richard Branson’s Worldwide Top 10 Tech Start-ups Extreme Tech Challenge 2017, Global Aerospace Summit 2018 Young Space Leader and Komatsu Top 4 Tech Innovators to Watch Out For in 2018. AUTHOR CHERYL DUFFY OPENS AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVORCE CENTRE ! 2019-08-15T02:43:27Z author-chery-duffy-opens-australia-s-first-divorce-centre AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVORCE CENTRE OPENS!  Certified divorce coach and author of the Divorce Tango, Cheryl Duffy has opened Australia’s first DIVORCE CENTRE to help individuals and couples navigate one of life’s most stressful experiences. The Divorce Centre will provide advice and help through an experienced national and local team of divorce coaches, lawyers, mediators, financial planners, and psychologists.    Cheryl Duffy says “My divorce was horrendous. That’s what inspired me to help others on their divorce journey by becoming a divorce coach and opening Australia’s first Divorce Centre. Over 30% of marriages finish up in divorce and for some it’s the most stressful experience they will have in their entire life. There is an easier way for men and women to get through what is undoubtedly and unfortunately a really difficult time of one’s life. “ The Divorce Centre will help provide clarity for people embarking on their divorce journey while giving emotional, legal and financial advice. It’s available across Australia with face to face consultations provided remotely via technology in the comfort of their own homes and making it convenient for single parents who won’t need to find childcare to go to appointments. TO INTERVIEW CHERYL DUFFY email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601 ABOUT CHERYLCheryl Duffy is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Author of the bestseller “The Divorce Tango”. Cheryl’s career evolved from leading key programs for successful change and betterment in a large, multinational company however, the most difficult change she has ever had to manage was her divorce, which affected every facet of her life. After nineteen years, Cheryl’s marriage came to an end, and her life completely changed. Being the first among her family and friends to experience divorce, she was left to blindly navigate her way out of the tumultuous times, into a better post-marriage life. The journey continued in the pursuit to help others impacted by Divorce whereby Cheryl became a Certified Divorce Coach to help others accelerate their divorce recovery so they can let go, move on and create the life they deserve so they don’t have to waste years being emotionally paralysed like she did. Through one on one coaching sessions or unique programs depending on whether you are pre/post divorce can empower you to take charge and accelerate your divorce recovery so you can rebuild your life faster. www.thedivorcetango.com   AN AUDIENCE WITH DR RICHARD HAMES IN MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY 2019-08-15T02:19:02Z an-audience-with-dr-richard-hames-in-melbourne-and-sydney CHINA! WE HAVE FOUND THE ENEMY AND IT IS US!  Global futurist Dr Richard Hames will deliver a one hour seminar on Australian Business and the Prospects for Future Prosperity from 11am to 12 noon on Thursday August 29 in Melbourne and Friday August 30 in Sydney. One of the topics he will cover in these exclusive intelligence briefings is how Australia needs to reframe its relationship with China for mutual benefit.  Dr Hames says  “We live in the Chinese Century. Some still do not accept that. China is our largest trading partner. It represents almost one third of all Australian exports, including coal, oil, iron ore and agricultural goods. It also provides access to some of the largest markets in the world. Yet China’s trade with Australia is just 1% of its total market activity.”  Forbes magazine named Richard Hames “one of the smartest people on the planet.” He correctly anticipated 9/11, the GFC, the Arab Spring, Trump’s election and the success of the first iPod and Tesla electric cars.   An Audience with Dr Richard Hames will feature Dr Hames delivering remarks for 30 minutes followed by an extensive 30 minute Q & A session with the audience. Theatre style seating . Doors open at 10.30am. Strictly limited number of tickets available. Tickets are $50 from Eventbrite.com.au Melbourne Thursday 29th August 11am to 12noon Intercontinental Melbourne 495 Collins St Melbourne CBD. Melbourne http://eventbrite.com.au/e/66289602987    Sydney Friday 30th August 11am to 12 noon City Tattersalls Club 198 Pitt St Sydney CBD. Sydney http://eventbrite.com.au/e/66291131559  TO INTERVIEW DR HAMES email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412501601 ABOUT THE EVENT Using the benefits of AI scanning, with analysis from over 3,000 trusted sources from around the world, Dr. Hames will share unique insights with his audience as to how they can use disruption to their advantage; apply the latest technologies to innovate at a whole-system level; spot uncommon opportunities in Asia (even as the Australia-China relationship becomes more adverse); enrich employee engagement; and develop more relevant leadership literacies. ABOUT CHINA & AUSTRALIA ……WE HAVE FOUND THE ENEMY AND IT IS US   REFRAMING AUSTRALIAN-CHINESE RELATIONSHIPS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT Dr Hames says  “We live in the Chinese Century. Some still do not accept that. China is our largest trading partner. It represents almost one third of all Australian exports, including coal, oil, iron ore and agricultural goods. It also provides access to some of the largest markets in the world. Yet China’s trade with Australia is just 1% of its total market activity.”   Rapidly rising incomes and the mass migration from the countryside to the cities created a large class of urban consumers demanding better housing, a clean environment, overseas travel, improved education, a more nutritious diet and an enhanced choice of financial and other services.   The key to future business success is understanding what problems plague China; what issues the Chinese government has identified (e.g. aged care, environmental pollution); what other opportunities are emerging (e.g. health and skincare products, supplementary education, direct marketing, legal services); and what solutions can be uniquely provided by Australian expertise (e.g. small-scale organic food farming, ecological services).   The biggest drawbacks to an expansion of trade with China are (i) cultural imperialism, successive Australian governments viewing China through the increasingly obsolete lens of empire, and (ii) our subsequent caution about engaging with China as an equal partner in global societal development. That caution, along with a defense strategy devised and led by the US (aimed primarily at securing its own interests, which do notnecessarily coincide with ours) lock us out of contention for new markets.   How? China is Australia's largest source of international students. But student visas can be instantly wound back. Beef exports can be replaced by agreements already in place with Argentina. Even now inflows of capital to Australia are curtailed...   Australia’s trading relationship with China over the next decade depends upon two factors. They go unheeded today. Yet both, working in tandem, are key:   1. PERSPECTIVE – Australian views about China are inherited relics from the past. Changing our ingrained assumptions about China – its political system, role in the world, and legitimate aspirations – is therefore critical.   2. EMPATHY - China has lifted its position in the world economy by bringing millions of its citizens out of poverty and promoting small businesses to generate income. Today China can totally replace Australian imports if it wants to. But hailing their extraordinary achievements, and working cooperatively with China, will inevitably benefit Australian enterprises wanting to do business there in the long term.   Richard Hames – Centre for the Future. August 2019      WHY RUGBY LEAGUE LEGEND MATT COOPER GIVES A SHIT ABOUT HIS COLON ! 2019-06-02T22:59:28Z why-rugby-league-legend-matt-cooper-gives-a-shit-about-his-colon WHY MATT COOPER GIVES A SHIT ABOUT HIS COLON ! # JUNE IS BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH# RUGBY LEAGUE LEGEND MATT COOPER GETS BEHIND IT!# KEEP YOUR ENVIRONMENT CLEAN WITH COLONIC HYDRATION Rugby League legend Matt Cooper is getting behind Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June and Red Apple Day on Wednesday June 19 and encourages everyone to have a colonic irrigation.  Colon Care Centres at Surry Hills, Bondi, Randwick and Kogarah are giving away Red Apples every day in June to all visitors at all their 4 clinics. Matt, who played his entire 267 game career with the Dragons including 13 State of Origins and 7  for Australia, plus starred on TV shows The Full Monty, Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With The Stars, says “ You have to give a shit about your colon! It’s important to have a colonic irrigation, in fact I’m having 3 this month! It makes you feel healthy and good, and it’s good for you and your colon.” Colon Care Centre owner Anna Paredes has been keeping colons hydrated and healthy for 25 years. Anna says “ After having your bowel checks, avoid gastrointestinal diseases by keeping  your environment clean and live a long life. Don’t let Hereditary Bowel Cancer get you down. Stay clean and avoid bowel cancer today with colonic hydration. I also invite all Doctors to support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and if they call me I’ll give them each a basket of red apples for their surgery”.  Anna who is also the President of the Australian Colonic Hydrotherapy Association has been keeping colons healthy for 25 years and invites anyone with any questions to call her on 02 9211 1174. www.coloncarecentre.com.au TO INTERVIEW MATT COOPER OR ANNA PAREDES email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601 ( Photos of Matt having a colonic irrigation are available!)   PAGING DREAMERS, DESIGNERS & ROCKET SCIENTISTS: MOCK UP AN AEROSPACE APP FOR AIRBUS! 2019-05-17T06:55:09Z paging-dreamers-designers-amp-rocket-scientists-mock-up-an-aerospace-app-for-airbus PAGING DREAMERS, DESIGNERS & ROCKET SCIENTISTS: MOCK UP AN AEROSPACE APP FOR AIRBUS! # AIRBUS LAUNCH CONTEST ON FREELANCER.COM # DESIGN FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST AEROSPACE COMPANIES # SUBMIT A CONCEPT FOR AN ASSET TRACKING APP FOR AIRBUS PLANTS # A CROSS BETWEEN GOOGLE MAPS AND A CATALOG!   The Airbus company, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services has come to Freelancer.com and its 32 million freelancers around the world to crowdsource a solution to a problem.   “The Airbus App to be designed is a cross being a catalog and Google Maps. It will track over 100,000 units for the industrial maintenance team in Airbus plants, as well as external companies in that work with those teams. This is your chance to design something that you’d never dream of working on!” says Freelancer Vice President Sarah Tang.   With just 7 days to go, anyone can enter the contest which has €5,000 in prizes, the possibility of ongoing work, anyone can enter the Airbus challenge on Freelancer.com!   Freelancer  CEO and Founder Matt Barrie says “This is our first collaboration with Airbus and it’s a great opportunity for someone to take part and solve a serious challenge for one of the world’s biggest aerospace companies. We already help NASA and the US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, as well companies like ARROW ELECTRONICS, one of the world’s leading providers of technology solutions, solve complex problems using crowdsourcing through our 32 million strong workforce.”   “It's not every day that you get a chance to design something for one of the world's largest aerospace companies. In this contest you have to submit a concept for an Airbus app that can serve users on their phones, smart devices and large smart TVs. We're looking for people to enter who might be great at crossword puzzles, design, apps, user interfaces, programming, aerospace engineering and of course rocket science!” concludes Barrie.   To submit entries and find out more about the contest brief, please visit:  https://www.freelancer.com/airbus/aerospace-challenge/challenges This contest will end on May 24th, 2019. ABOUT FREELANCER®  Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More than 32 million registered users have posted over 15 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,350 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, astrophysics, aerospace and engineering. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN. Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup and growth conference, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet, and Freightlancer.com, a global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation.   ABOUT AIRBUS  Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.     FREELANCER.COM’S NEW SURVEY REVEALS WORLD'S FASTEST GROWING & DECLINING JOB CATEGORIES IN 2019! 2019-05-16T22:18:09Z freelancer-com-s-new-survey-reveals-world-s-fastest-growing-amp-declining-job-categories-in-2019 FREELANCER.COM’S NEW SURVEY REVEALS WORLD'S FASTEST GROWING  & DECLINING JOB CATEGORIES IN 2019! # TELEMARKETING, VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS & TECH SKILLS ARE TOP 3 # SHOPIFY, GOOGLE ADWORDS, EMAIL HANDLING & INTERNET  RESEARCH RISING TOO # DECLINING JOBS INCLUDE BLOCKCHAIN, BITCOIN AND STATISTICS   The Freelancer.com Fast 50 Report charts the quarterly movement of the top 50 fastest growing and declining job type categories within Freelancer.com’s online marketplace, which today includes more than 32 million people across 247 countries, regions and territories around the world. The latest report covered more than 410,000 jobs posted and shows there is a clear shift towards a leaner office culture in 2019 with freelancers taking up vital admin and marketing roles and a massive disruption is taking place in the world’s labor markets. Big business is turning to freelancers to get jobs done in Telemarketing, Virtual Assistance and even Customer Support, according to Freelancer.com ’s latest Fast 50 Report.   “ As the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing community, Freelancer.com is in the best position to analyze and understand the major trends and movements of the global online jobs market. With more than 1,350 available skills that are being demanded and supplied through our platform, The Freelancer Fast 50 is the leading forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies,” Freelancer.com Chief Executive Matt Barrie said.   FREELANCER FAST 50 Q1 JOB SURVEY RESULTS ALL HERE IN 8 GLORIOUS PAGES OF FACTS AND FIGURES  https://s3.amazonaws.com/press.freelancer.com/Fast%2050%20Q1%202019.pdf About Freelancer ® Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More than 32 million registered users have posted over 15 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,350 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing.   Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community established in 2009, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, and Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.     P’Nut Street Noodles Spices Up The Sunshine Coast 2019-05-16T22:14:14Z p-nut-street-noodles-spices-up-the-sunshine-coast P’Nut Street Noodles Spices Up The Sunshine Coast   P’Nut Street Noodles officially opens its 11th restaurant on Saturday, 25 May in Kawana Shoppingworld, Buddina, adding to Sydney and Brisbane locations.   The offical opening of P’Nut Street Noodles Kawana kicks off from 11.30am, with authentic oriental dishes bringing a taste of Asia to the Sunshine Coast.   Head Chef, Nut Kunlert, hails from Thailand and mastered the art of cooking with traditional spices, herbs and ingredients from the early age of 13 in his grandmother’s Thai kitchen. He’s excited to introduce P’Nut’s unique flavours to the new Kawana restaurant, adding to seven existing restaurants in Sydney and three restaurants in Brisbane.   “Our Asian-inspired street menu aims to transport guests on a mouth-watering journey through the exotic hawker streets by serving favourite dishes from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia.   “We are the first and only restaurant in Australia to use authentic, made-from-scratch sauce bases directly from Thailand. The combination of authentic sauces and fresh, locally sourced Aussie produce creates meals that are full of flavour. We’ve also introduced a lighter menu with dishes under 400 calories, along with vegetarian and vegan options,” says Chef Nut.   P’Nut Street Noodle Locations: NSW: Balmain, Dee Why, Norwest, Olympic Park, Rouse Hill, The Rocks, Zetland. QLD: South Bank, Bulimba, Windsor, Kawana. Website: www.pnut.com.au   P’Nut Kawana page: https://www.pnut.com.au/kwana/pnut-street-noodles-sunshine-coastofficial- opening/   P’Nut Kawana Event Details: Time: Saturday 25th May from 11.30am - 9.30pm Location: P’Nut Street Noodles Kawana, Shop T2 , Kawana Shopping World, 119 Point Cartwright Drive BUDDINA, Queensland. Restaurant offer: Buy one dish at P'Nut Kawana restaurant get one free (offer refers to P’Nut favourite dishes including Pad Thai, Penang Satay Noodles, Nasi Goreng and Cashew Nut Noodles.) Online offer: Buy any dish online at P’nut.com.au and get one free - www.pnut.com.au Entertainment: Face painting, musicians and giveaways More information: https://www.pnut.com.au/kwana/pnut-street-noodles-sunshine-coastofficial- opening/   About Chef P’Nut   Chef Nut Kunlert was quite literally born into the kitchen of his grandmother’s popular Thai restaurant. Growing up surrounded by the inner workings of the kitchen, it was in this little restaurant in Thailand that Chef Nut developed his love and desire to transform people’s lives with food. Nut was working full-time in the kitchen from the age of 13. Chef Nut went on to learn under and work alongside Michelin Star & Iron Chef Chumpol Jangprai to create fresh, tasty and original sauce blends which still stand as the base for the P’Nut dishes today and can be tasted in the new Asian infusion menu to be unveiled at P’NUT Street Noodles restaurants across Australia.   Nut named his restaurant after himself to instil a sense of trust between the brand and the public, to allow his food and service to be a true reflection of himself as the first and only “nut” who is “nuts about noodles”. The P’Nut brand has grown to represent handcrafted, authentic and original flavour imported from its home-grown source. Nothing says quality like P’Nut.   CHURCHILL, SHORTEN, MORRISON, RICCARDO BOSI - GREATNESS AWAITS YOU! 2019-05-05T23:00:42Z churchill-shorten-morrison-riccardo-bosi-greatness-awaits-you CHURCHILL, SHORTEN, MORRISON, BOSI - GREATNESS AWAITS YOU!   Leadership is the key to the 2019 Federal Election. Neither Shorten or Morrison have written a book on it but NSW Senate candidate Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) RICCARDO BOSI has.  Bosi’s book, Greatness Awaits You - The Five Pillars Of Real Leadership has been released just two weeks prior to Australia making a decision about who will lead the country for the next three years. It’s all about common sense. In the spirit of England’s inspirational World War 2 Prime Minister Winston Churchill and with the modern day savvy of best selling author Simon Sinek’s Start With Why, Bosi’s Leadership book is a must read for families, businesses and politicians alike.  Bosi has drawn on over four decades of hard won experience in business, government and the military as an Australian Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with his service including time in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.    “As a parent you are the leader of your family and as a CEO you need to lead your business so with the five pillars it’s all about YOU! After TRUST, the first pillar is YOUR CHARACTER then it’s YOUR CAPABILITY followed by YOUR INVENTION, with the fourth pillar it’s about those you’re leading so it’s THEIR EMPOWERMENT and finally it’s YOU.” Says Riccardo Bosi.    Bosi easily explains and effortlessly leads everyone who wants to be a leader on the path to success because GREATNESS AWAITS YOU.  Published by Wilkinson Publishing the book retails for $29.95 and is available from www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au  TO INTERVIEW RICCARDO BOSI & FOR REVIEW BOOK COPIES email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601 ABOUT THE AUTHOR RICCARDO BOSI Riccardo Bosi served Australia for 24 years in the military including a successful business career for 21 years. Riccardo is running as a NSW Senate candidate for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservative Party.