Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

In ‘Last Chance’ a rocket full of misfits hurls towards a new planet, as toilet humor is thrust into the outer reaches of the galaxy

SYDNEY, New South Wales -- "Last Chance: A Future Apocalypse Caught in a Trilogy" by Darren E. Watling (ISBN: 978-0228882879; released Oct., 2022) is a quirky look at earth's final hours. The best and brightest are sent to colonize a more stable planet as earth meets its untimely demise. However a Plan B rocket contains a motley crew who could be described as "wildcards" at best. Humanity's survival hangs in the balance in a new world. Sci-fi fans will be delighted by this experimental book, which is both a novel and an anthology all-in-one, with no shortage of toilet humour.

The earth's epilogue was a forgone conclusion. Our World selects seven of the best human beings that man, woman, and others could put their faith in, to ensure human existence, each displaying traits of a master in his/hers/its field. However, not all traits are in the best interest of humankind. Seven hospital patients are placed on a Plan B shuttle. Life was difficult on Earth and a new planet presents new problems. Will the ex-Fruit and Nut Friendly Psychiatric Hospital patients rise to the challenge? Be sure to read this no holds barred apocalyptic tale that satirizes end-of-the-world dramas.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Darren E. Watling is a first time author, whose comedic novel is a touching tribute to his mother who was unable to finish telling this hilarious tale - a well rated short story that turned heads because of its quirky humor and plot twists.

"Last Chance" is now out through Tellwell Publishing (KDP $3.79) and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and more.

Amazon.com: "Last Chance: A Future Apocalypse Caught in a Trilogy" - https://a.co/d/7SMJCp1

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Darren E. Watling

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Comedy

Released: October, 2022

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 978-0228882862

HARDCOVER ISBN-13: 978-0228882879

KDP ASIN: B0BK38PQ1Q

Publisher: Tellwell Talent ( https://tellwell.ca/ )

Related link: https://a.co/d/7SMJCp1

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Business, Free News Articles, VAR and IT Consulting

Appenate Steps Up to Help Ukraine Aid Organizations

QUEENSLAND, Australia -- Ukraine Aid Ops (ukraineaidops.org) is a group of civilians helping secure and distribute protective equipment to those in need. This is no small feat, given the size of the country and the sheer number of people caught in the conflict. Given the need, Appenate (appenate.com) is sponsoring 50 Premium user licenses to those on the ground in Ukraine.

This will allow the Ukraine Aid Ops movement to better orchestrate deliveries to critical areas and access the data they need to run a smoother operation.

This includes tracking and confirming deliveries, managing field teams, and monitoring everyone to ensure their safety. They'll achieve this by utilizing Appenate's custom mobile app builder to create and install the apps they need on relevant mobile devices.

Appenate hopes to help spread awareness about this and other movements helping innocent Ukrainians. For more information or to donate to this worthy cause, visit https://ukraineaidops.org/.

About Appenate:

Appenate, founded in 2011, is a no-code, drag-and-drop platform for creating data-driven apps that move businesses towards a paperless, efficient workflow. They are fully self-funded and endeavor to build long-term relationships with their customers. They have industry-leading white-label options available for solutions providers in the IT channel to take advantage of.

Learn more at: https://appenate.com/.

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

‘Revenge Never Sleeps’ – Is Anyone Safe? Master Thriller Writer Releases Cat and Mouse Revenge Story

PERTH, Western Australia -- A psychologically complex villain faces off against a tenacious FBI agent in "Once is Never Enough: Revenge Never Sleeps" (ISBN: 978-0228879206; paper; Tellwell Talent), the latest globe-trotting thriller by author Dr. Monique Gliozzi.

Released in June 2022, "Once is Never Enough: Revenge Never Sleeps" tells the story of Larissa La Roche, heiress to a multimillion-dollar wine production empire in Napa County, who is led down a path of deception and destruction when her dormant, tragic past returns to haunt her. Taking the reader on a journey across the globe, the story also re-introduces fan-favorite character, Isabella Ashford, who is tasked with hunting down this unusual suspect, tenaciously venturing across the United States and into Europe to stop the dangerous sociopath in her tracks.

"I have been asked by my fans whether I would write another adventure involving Detective Isabella Ashford, who was the main protagonist of my very first book 'Foresight' and then its follow on, 'Hunted,'" said Gliozzi, when asked about her latest novel, "This time I felt like upgrading her status from a detective to FBI field agent. She is a lady with a strong sense of intuition and psychic abilities which has served her well so far."

With an abundance of 5-star reviews under her belt for not only "Foresight" and "Hunted," but also her standalone novels "Vestige," "Facets of the Past" and her collection of short stories, "Diversity," this latest story from Australia's most prominent up-and-coming thriller writer is set to hook fans from the first page.

DR. MONIQUE GLIOZZI works as a psychiatrist, clinical lecturer and pilot in Perth. "Once is Never Enough: Revenge Never Sleeps" is her sixth novel. To learn more about Monique, her novels, and the rave reviews they've received, visit https://moniquegliozzi.com/.

"Once is Never Enough: Revenge Never Sleeps" is now out through Tellwell Publishing (RRP $21.99) and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and more.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Monique Gliozzi

Genre: FICTION / Thriller

Released: JUNE 2022

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 978-0228879206

HARDCOVER ISBN-13: 978-0228879213

EBOOK ISBN-13: 978-0228879220

Publisher: Tellwell Talent ( https://tellwell.ca/ ).

Related link: https://moniquegliozzi.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

Key Partners Fuel Stack Sports Momentum Internationally Including Sydney University Soccer Football Club

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum internationally, fueled by key partnerships at every level. With international headquarters in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Stack Sports is leading the sports industry focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development.

GameDay, the international participation growth platform for Stack Sports, continues to help Partners grow the game across multiple sports. By providing easy-to-use, seamless technology to National Governing Bodies and their clubs the team at GameDay focuses on the core mission at Stack Sports to grow participation and transform the sports experience.

"Our Passion is about offering high-performance opportunities to kids of all ages," said Valentino Stewart, Programme Director & Head Coach at IronUp Sports in New Zealand. "Utilising technology of this nature (GameDay powered by Stack Sports) allows us to spend more time enhancing the quality of our programmes while making the registration & management process as seamless as possible."

"For us it's all about making the sports experience easier for sports organizations and helping to increase participation globally," said Jeff Young, CEO of Stack Sports. "We focus on our Partners' needs first and use innovative technology to solve barriers to growing the games we all love."

Reinforcing this mission, Stack TeamApp has seen incredible growth, now with over 7 million users, as it helps organizations, clubs, and teams close the communication gap in sports.

"We are excited to partner with Stack Sports to streamline communication for our Club. As long as I have been in football there has always been a challenge simplifying the communication between players, parents, and the club," said Amy Shepherd, Football Development Officer at Sydney University Soccer Football Club. "Stack TeamApp bridges that gap for us and provides a great platform with so many other features to help keep us united and continue to help our club grow."

In addition to growing the game through software, Skyhawks, the grassroots growth arm of Stack Sports, has played a crucial role in bringing the fun back to sports all over the world through camps. As sports continue to be a major growth initiative for many international markets Stack Sports has been there to support emerging growth through franchise opportunities.

"I feel Skyhawks was the best one (Sports Franchise) because they have the most range of sports," said Bryan Djuhari - Jakarta, Indonesia Franchise. "The reason I got into this business is because I have 2 sons. I wanted them to feel the love and joy of sports and I found Skyhawks philosophy was very in tune with that."

But the growth and success have not just come at the youth level. In 2022 the Finland Men's Hockey Team followed up its first Olympic gold with a win in the men's world championship. The Stack STEVA powered hockey team is clearly the best in the world. Joining Stack Partners like the LA Rams, Atlanta Braves, and 7 of the last 8 World Series Champions.

"The most successful teams in the Olympics, the ones who compete at the top of their abilities and win medals, are taking advantage of tools like STEVA. In this hyper-competitive sport, video analysis is key to getting a team ready," said Jukka Jalonen, Head Coach for Finland. "The technology and level of support we get from the team at Stack Sports help us compete at the highest level."

From grassroots engagement and participation growth to elite player development Stack Sports powers the journey and experience of thousands of organizations through innovative technology, great service, and a partner first mission.

"We are so excited to see the return to sport in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK," said Rob Fletcher GM at Stack TeamApp. "We look forward to continuing to support the safe return to activities for our Partners while helping them grow the games we all love."

You create the moments, we power the journey. Sports power by Stack Sports.

Learn more: https://stacksports.com/international-solutions

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit: https://stacksports.com/.

Learn more about GameDay app: https://mygameday.app/

Related link: https://stacksports.com/

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Entertainment, Free News Articles

T8iana – THE SIGN You Have Been Looking For

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian Pop Singer Songwriter, T8iana, who was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine's Global Artist Spotlight, has often talked about her dark past which involved assault and bullying by strong male figures, as she was growing up as a trans kid.

She has released her latest single 'The Sign' on 13th May and it has garnered a lot of interest on various Spotify playlists. The single also climbed up to the Top 100 UK iTunes Daily Dance charts.

"It has been like a dream come true!" says T8iana of her recent chart successes preceding this one.

Her single "What Have You Gotta Say now?" released in Feb. 2022 was a Top 100 hit on UK iTunes Daily Dance charts. The EDM flavored "Your Lover From An Alternate Reality" - a song she wrote specifically for her large, predominantly male following on Instagram, released in April 2022 also peaked at #31 on the UK dance charts.

In the latest song 'The Sign," T8iana's attempt to express dark topics of feeling trapped and persecuted as a trans woman (in a world that still stigmatises the LGTBI community), in such a fun and positive dance format, needs to be applauded. T8iana's embrace of her freedom is on full display in this stunning musical arrangement with sounds reminiscent of the heyday of disco, amalgamated with an EDM feel and topped up with her crisp vocals.

She has come a long way in not only standing up against her detractors but also lighting up the way for hundreds of LGTBI youth with her uplifting club friendly dance tracks with inspiring lyrics.

Listen to "The Sign" here on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jpswDdPbOJhZGhR2HLiGj?si=M5HeAnsCSsGYmTHhjMwHNQ

Learn more:

https://t8iana.com/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

Couple Writes Ideal Book for People Thinking About Parenthood, Those Already Expecting, or New Parents Wanting Some Comfort As They Navigate Delightful Highs And Overwhelming Lows

MELBOURNE, Australia -- "What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year" (ISBN: 978-0228869689) is a book aiming to demystify parenting so people can make well-informed decisions about becoming one. Authors Sarah and James Dunham struggled with the lack of a clear picture of what life would be like on the other side of the umbilical cord. "It doesn't get talked about openly."

They found people would touch on hot topics of parenting in conversation, but wouldn't elaborate. There were things the authors wanted to ask new parents, but it seemed socially unacceptable to ask, so their questions went unanswered.

The idea of the book is so that people wouldn't have to ask questions, they'd just tell them. How is parenting so hard and so amazing at the same time? What happens to your relationship and sex life? What happens in the delivery room? What's the issue with sleep?

The authors also kept track of things like how many diapers we changed and how many hours were spent on breastfeeding to provide some tangible understanding of how a new parents day is spent.

"When I got pregnant, my husband and I thought we should read some pregnancy books. We found they were either very clinical, or they were autobiographical with anecdotes about being a parent. None of them just said it how it is. We wanted to know what you go through in layman's terms, we wanted to know how you actually spend your day with a baby," said Sarah Dunham.

"What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year" (Tellwell Publishing, April 2022), is hoping to start real conversations about what parents go through and give people who are pregnant a more realistic (and gentle) idea of what to expect. Delivered in an amusing tone, it will give people who are unsure if they should have kids an easy avenue to explore their options. They will at least have some elaboration on the amazing aspects of parenting and the more difficult ones.

To learn more about Sarah and James Dunham's book "What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year," please visit: https://www.whatdoyouevendowithababy.com/

"What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year" is out now from Tellwell Publishing and is available through Amazon and other online retailers.

Review copies of "What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year" are available upon request.

Sarah and James Dunham are available for interviews and commentary.

PAPERBACK: ISBN-13: 9780228869689

HARDCOVER: ISBN-13: 9780228869672

EBOOK: ISBN-13: 9780228869665

Related link: https://www.whatdoyouevendowithababy.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Software

Website Copy Protection for All Media on All Devices

GYMPIE, Australia -- ArtistScope, a leading developer of DRM and copy protection software for more than 20 years, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release of the ArtistScope Site Protection Software (ASPS) and the release of ArtisBrowser for all Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.

First released in 2011, ASPS creates a secure tunnel between the web server and the user's desktop that is only accessible by using the ArtisBrowser, a web browser specially designed to decrypt web pages and display them in the most securely copy protected scenario imaginable.

ASPS is an enterprise solution that requires a dedicated server or VPS for the rights and permissions to run at system level on Apache, Nginx and Windows IIS servers. However today VPS rental is much more economical and hosting plans can start from as little as $10/month which is not much more than most normal webhosting plans. Any web page can be encrypted for display in ArtisBrowser, regardless of its content and creation, whether static pages or dynamically created by popular CMS such as DNN, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle or WordPress.

ASPS encrypted web pages cannot be extracted even by packet sniffers. Nor can they be extracted from browser cache or memory. Only the ArtisBrowser can decrypt them for display while protecting them from all manner of copy, capture and exploit.

There is nothing else like ASPS because there is no other copy protection solution for web content that can be considered secure. All other solutions rely on web browsers that have been designed to do exactly the opposite by making all web media and content as easy to save, copy and download as possible.

It was only up until last year that ArtisBrowser was available for Windows only because other OS, especially those used by amusement devices like mobile phones, could not be as secure as the Windows version. But the demand for mobile phone support has increased and the ability to satisfy ArtisBrowser criteria has since improved.

Anyone who has intellectual property displayed online can benefit from the use of ASPS. It is used by large and small companies alike. However, the most common usage is for the copy protection of online course material that can include all manner of data, images, PDF and video. ASPS can be used with any learning management system (LMS). Moodle is most popular with universities and colleges because it caters from study levels through to course grading. However, Moodle is complex and a learning curve for most.

WordPress is an easier solution to use that can be already installed with economical hosting plans. LMS plugins such as LearnPress for WordPress have become most sophisticated and thus very popular with online tutors catering for students in lock down.

But it doesn't matter what the website content is because ASPS and the ArtisBrowser will most securely copy protect anything that can be displayed on a web page.

The bottom line: ArtistScope provides the most secure and robust copy protection for all online media.

For more information about ArtistScope Site Protection: https://artistscope.com/asps_web_site_protection.asp

Company information: https://artistscope.com/

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Advertising and Marketing, Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Platform for Emerging Creatives Readies to Launch in Sydney

PERTH, Western Australia -- In October of 2021 a new era creative talent platform called Experlio will be launching to the world. The platform aims to support the discovery and growth of top emerging talent through engaging online experiences. With 55% of Gen Z considering themselves creative and the swift rise of new creative mediums like TikTok, we know it doesn't take much for these digital natives to be dangerous in the online commercial arena.

"What better place to launch (virtually) than in Sydney, where demand for Creative People is highest in the world!" says founder, Chris Evans.

The platform has been under wraps since May of this year when the team did a 'limited launch' to a handful of users. After making a handful of revisions, an even more exciting version of the platform now exists and is ready to be launched to beta version with public access available in Sydney.

The team are focused on sustaining momentous growth with their growing team that includes heavy hitters coming from top social media companies, digital agencies and creative companies.

Experlio's creative talent platform will be focused on helping businesses to find emerging creative talent in the areas of social media marketing, content marketing and, in due course, content creation.

If you're a business looking to hire creative talent or a creative person looking to take the next step in your career, you can head over to Experlio.com to sign up for one of their special launch offers, available for a limited time.

For more information, visit https://experlio.com.

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Funding and Investment

US-based Carbon Direct invests €15M ($17.7M) for 7% stake in Calix’s LEILAC business

SYDNEY, Australia -- Multi-award-winning Australian technology company Calix Limited (ASX: CXL) ("Calix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce global decarbonisation investor Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested €15m for a 6.98% equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix's LEILAC CO2 capture technology.

Highlights:

* €15M investment in Calix's LEILAC business by Carbon Direct, one of the world's leading decarbonisation investors

* Investment will accelerate the development and deployment of LEILAC, which uses Calix technology for cement and lime decarbonisation

* Carbon Direct will advise LEILAC on areas including capital markets, regulations, commercial development, and technical development, helping it scale the business

* LEILAC technology has been successfully piloted at 25,000tpa scale and is now being scaled up to 100,000tpa, with several commercial pilot plants under development

* Investment implements Calix's equity farm-in strategy to create focussed, commercialisation businesses for its core technology

* Calix will host an investor webinar at 10.00am (AEST) Thursday 16 September with CEO, Phil Hodgson. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_unJvaUQ0TdONM9yA30XgwA

Calix will continue to own the remaining 93% of the LEILAC Group.

In addition, as part of the transaction, Calix has entered into a licence agreement with the LEILAC Group under which it will retain 30% of royalties earned by the LEILAC Group from deployment of the technology, regardless of Calix's equity stake in the LEILAC Group. The LEILAC Group will operate autonomously, with its own management team and a Board composed mostly of Calix directors, with one appointee nominated by Carbon Direct.

The LEILAC Group, comprising Calix (Europe) Ltd (UK) and its subsidiaries, is the exclusive licensee of Calix's Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) CO2 capture technology. LEILAC technology was successfully piloted at 25K tonnes per annum scale at HeidelbergCement's plant in Lixhe, Belgium, and is being scaled up to 100K tonnes per annum scale in the "LEILAC-2" project for a HeidelbergCement plant in Hannover, Germany. Further commercial pilot plants for lime production are under development with Tarmac, the UK division of CRH, and AdBri in Australia, among others.

US-based Carbon Direct's investment arm, Carbon Direct Capital Management, makes direct investments into leading carbon removal and utilisation technology companies. The firm also operates a scientific advisory business, which advises leading corporations on how to fulfil their carbon removal and utilisation commitments. Carbon Direct's advisory work spans 28 countries and includes clients such as Microsoft and Shopify.

Pottinger acted as financial and strategic advisor to Calix on this transaction, and Hamilton Locke acted as legal advisor.

Carbon Direct investment to accelerate LEILAC technology uptake

Along with existing capital already invested in the LEILAC Group, Carbon Direct's investment will be used by the LEILAC Group to accelerate and continue to de-risk deployment of the LEILAC technology, both technically and commercially. Technically, additional resources will be deployed in engineering and research to speed optimisation. Commercially, new resourcing in business development, especially project development and CO2 use or sequestration, will be deployed to help develop complete project solutions for customers. A new CEO will be appointed to run the business as a stand-alone entity.

The investment marks the conclusion of work led by Pottinger to accelerate commercialisation of the LEILAC technology and identify the optimal financial and strategic partner(s) to support this the business' critical next phase of development.

Calix Limited CEO Phil Hodgson said the deal represented a critical milestone in Calix's stated strategy of seeking equity "farm-ins," after initial development undertaken by Calix, to accelerate and deploy its underlying platform technology into each line of business, with Calix remaining head licensor.

"As each of these businesses become independent commercial entities, they will remain joined at the hip" technically with Calix, which will continue to support development of the core intellectual property. Over time, growing royalty income from these companies will also support the development of new applications of the IP and associated technologies," Mr Hodgson said.

He said the investment by Carbon Direct will help accelerate the development and deployment of the Calix Technology for cement and lime decarbonisation.

"The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was unequivocal in saying that to reach the stated 2030 goals on climate change, CO2 emissions have to be reduced. LEILAC Technology is an option that is being deployed now to meet this urgent need.

"Carbon Direct coming on board is a strong vote of confidence in Calix's LEILAC decarbonising technology, following on from endorsements and partnerships with industry leaders such as HeidelbergCement, Cemex, Lhoist and Solvay

"The investment will assist us in accelerating the deployment of the technology into the carbon capture and storage landscape, with additional resources covering technology research and development, CO2 logistics, use and storage, and whole-of-project expertise, while our technology gains more exposure in global markets outside of Europe.

"The deal also represents our first material portfolio transaction in our stated strategy to farm-in equity to deploy our technology commercially. We believe this strategy adds speed and focus at a critical time in the technology commercialisation journey, and leaves the head company to focus on what it does best - supporting our technology and developing the next global, disruptive applications."

Carbon Direct founder and CEO Jonathan Goldberg said Carbon Direct invested in companies that could deliver both commercially viable solutions and solve big climate problems.

"We are very impressed by the technical and commercial rigor of the LEILAC team, and plant partners are outspoken in their excitement about LEILAC. We are delighted to support Phil, Calix, and the LEILAC Group as they seek to scale LEILAC into cement and lime plants around the world," Mr Goldberg said.

"Both Carbon Direct's investment team and its scientific advisory team, which now includes 46 globally renowned CO2 scientists and project managers, are available to assist the LEILAC Group on subjects including capital markets, regulations, commercial development, and technical development. Our entire firm is dedicated to helping technologies such as LEILAC to scale."

Pottinger Executive Chairman Nigel Lake added: "Great engineering and technology alone are not enough: to have a transformational impact on an entire global industry takes a dedicated and well-resourced business. The investment by Carbon Direct marks a critical inflexion point for both Calix and the LEILAC Group as decarbonisation of the construction sector begins in earnest."

Carbon capture is needed to reach the UN climate goals

Global decarbonisation efforts are accelerating. For example, in June 2019, the UK Government became the first major economy to commit to net zero CO2 by 2050 and is heavily supporting decarbonisation efforts through funding under the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. In 2021, the European Union unveiled a plan to slash its carbon emissions by 55% before 2030 and impose border tariffs on countries, including Australia, that do not have some form of carbon price.

Cement production is the world's single biggest industrial cause of carbon pollution, responsible for up to 8% of global emissions, producing more than 4 billion tonnes of CO2 per year. Cement is the primary ingredient in concrete, the second most used material in the world after water. Meanwhile, the global production volume of lime was approximately 330 million tonnes in 2020, with myriad applications beyond cement including the manufacture of aluminium, asphalt, copper, glass, gold, lithium, plasterboard, silver, solar-grade silica, steel, table salt and toothpaste. Lime is also used in agriculture and for water and sewage treatment.

Making 1 tonne of lime or cement clinker produces approximately 1 tonne of CO2

LEILAC's Breakthrough carbon capture technology

Between 50 to 60% of cement CO2 emissions derive from the process of heating or "calcination" of limestone, the chemical reaction that converts limestone (CaCO3) into lime (CaO) and CO2. These emissions are therefore unavoidable and a low-cost capture solution is essential.

The patented LEILAC kiln design separates CO2 emissions arising during lime and cement production without significant energy penalty. The LEILAC kiln is being developed to use a variety of input fuels and is also easily electrified, enabling complete decarbonisation of production by switching to renewable energy.

LEILAC technology was successfully piloted at 25ktpa scale at HeidelbergCement's Lixhe Cement plant in Belgium, and is being scaled up to 100kTpa scale in the "LEILAC-2" project for a HeidelbergCement plant in Hannover, Germany. LEILAC-2 is targeted to be in production by late 2023 / early 2024, and is being funded by €34m from the EU Horizon 2020 scheme through a combination of cash and in-kind contributions from industrial partners. In addition to HeidelbergCement, industrial partners helping in developing the technology include Cemex, Tarmac, Cimpor, Lhoist, Engie and Solvay.

Six commercial-scale cement and four commercial scale lime follow-on projects are being developed with several interested parties, with two projects now moving into more detailed planning under previously announced heads of agreement with CRH's UK subsidiary Tarmac and Adbri in Australia.

About Carbon Direct LLC

Carbon Direct provides both scientific advisory services and investment capital to the carbon removal & utilization ecosystem. Our advisory business works for clients to fulfill their carbon removal & utilization commitments. Carbon Direct's team of world-renowned carbon scientists has a nuanced understanding of the true risks and opportunities of emerging and mature carbon removal & utilization technologies. Our investment business makes direct investments into leading carbon removal & utilization companies. Carbon Direct was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Goldberg and has offices in New York City. To learn more, visit http://www.carbon-direct.com/

About Calix

Calix is a team of dedicated people developing a unique, patented technology to provide industrial solutions that address global sustainability challenges.

The core technology is being used to develop more environmentally friendly solutions for sustainable processing, advanced batteries, crop protection, aquaculture, wastewater and carbon reduction.

Calix develops its technology via a global network of research and development collaborations, including governments, research institutes and universities, some of world's largest companies, and a growing customer base and distributor network for its commercialised products and processes.

Because there's only one Earth - Mars is for Quitters.

Website: https://www.calix.global/

Twitter: @CalixLimited

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Caption: Calix decarbonising technology at the LEILAC plant in Belgium.

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New Research Shows Consumers Find Moments of Small Pleasure Beat Big Experiences When It Comes to Well-Being

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Australian Macadamia industry released research that reveals that almost 50% of consumers globally now value finding peace and quiet in everyday life as the key to a happy mind. Conversely, only 25% globally said occasional big experiences and milestones make them happy.

The pandemic has reinvented day-to-day well-being, making it more difficult to manage than ever before. It forces consumers, the world over, to reconsider what makes them happy, while redefining the concept of indulgence, and the way our daily food choices can support this.

According to Accredited Practising Dietitian, Susie Burrell who also holds a Masters of Coaching Psychology and has a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing, finding new ways to manage mood and stress has never been more important. "The pandemic has resulted in many people turning inward and looking for ways they can actively work to support their own health and wellbeing. With big treats such as overseas trips off the table, and milestones like weddings and other celebrations more restricted, we've had to train ourselves to look forward to small things to find pleasure in on a daily basis to support our own happiness."

This is supported by the research, carried out in Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and USA, and also showed that almost half of consumers globally say indulgence is about finding little pleasures of joy in the everyday, while only 27% defined indulgence as being about a special-occasion treat.

"On a day-to-day basis, people are carving out small moments of indulgence and savouring them," says Burrell. "Nourishing the body with healthy, nutritious food is an act of self-care and one of the easiest ways we can support not just physical but mental health too. Quality plant-based food in an otherwise ordinary day is a great way to support good mood, especially now when many people are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and emotionally drained after dealing with the pandemic for many months."

Australian Macadamias Market Development Manager Jacqui Price says macadamias are ideally suited to meeting the demands of these trends.

"Our research showed that 60% of people globally and 64% in the USA believe they have the ability to not just manage their physical well-being but also mental wellness, so they want food that is going to sustain them and their frame of mind throughout the day," says Ms. Price. "Macadamias are the perfect mood-booster and stress-buster. Its fiber, heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals offer many physical health benefits, while their velvety texture and creamy flavour make them an indulgent snack or ingredient, ideal for a range of food products."

It seems consumers also recognize these qualities. "It was exciting to discover that 53% of people consider macadamias to be a rich and delicious indulgence that is also good for your body," she says. "With consumers' desire for optimal wellness driving the increase in new products with on-pack wellness claims, macadamias make a great choice for food brands looking for an edge in this space."

About Australian Macadamias

Australia is the world's major producer of macadamia kernel and macadamias are Australia's fourth largest horticultural export. There are approximately 800 growers producing more than 46,000 tonnes per year, with 75% of the crop exported to more than 40 countries. Learn more at: https://trade.australian-macadamias.org/.

About new Australian Macadamias research

In late 2020, Australian Macadamias commissioned research based on 6014 individual surveys with consumers in Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the USA. Conducted by the Singapore regional office of independent research agency Kantar, the research was conducted between August and October 2020 and findings delivered in December 2020.

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