Nearly 1500 Australians with albinism will tomorrow – June 13 - recognise International Albinism Awareness Day by calling for greater government action on the plights of persons with albinism in sub-Saharan Africa.
With a frequency of about one in 17,000, an estimated 1470 Australians are affected by albinism, a genetic condition that arises from a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, typically causing pale skin, white hair and poor eyesight, often in the range of legal blindness. Despite these challenges, Australians with albinism work in a wide range of professions, with members of the community including a State MP, a doctor, business owners, a professional singer and an astronomer.
Tomorrow, throughout Australia, children with albinism and their parents will use International Albinism Awareness Day to share with classmates their experiences of the world, why they avoid the sun and the challenges of limited vision. Many of the Albinism Fellowship of Australia adults are busy organising the bi-annual Albinism National Conference which this year is running in Adelaide from August 23-25.
Albinism Fellowship of Australia President Elizabeth Beales said its members also joined with their fellows globally to denounce ongoing attacks targeting persons with albinism in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. “While these atrocities seem far away and inconceivable for most of us, we nonetheless are aware that one slight change in location would have changed our destiny,” she said.
Major retailers globally are deploying the Australian-developed Citrus eCommerce advertising platform to grab a greater share of the online advertising revenue dominated by companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook.
Tier one retailers in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia have launched the Citrus eCommerce ad platform, delivering extraordinary growth for an Australian tech company that launched the first retailers on its platform just 18 months ago.
Brisbane-based Citrus https://www.citrusad.com/ has won business from leading international retailers such as online supermarket Ocado in the UK, global retail media sales & technology company Triad, technology distributor TechData in Europe and a leading Asian online fashion retailer. Citrus is working with 20 major retailers in 11 countries and across seven different industry verticals accounting for over 1.3bn page views per month.
Citrus CEO Brad Moran said Citrus equipped eCommerce retailers with the technology to challenge US tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google that have dominated the online advertising space to date. “Citrus is an eCommerce advertising platform designed from day one to empower retailers with the most targeted digital advertising system in the world for their suppliers, both big and small, to utilise,” he said.
Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) has secured preferred supplier status with Soul Energy to provide batteries for the first of a number of expected infrastructure projects throughout Australasia.
Headquartered in New Zealand, Soul Energy is a green energy systems integrator providing technology infrastructure solutions in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Its services include design, manufacturing, installation, support and monitoring systems. Partnering with Redflow has enabled Soul Energy to focus on key verticals, including telecommunications, utilities, agriculture and commercial as well as off-grid communities.
The total potential requirement for the first customer is as many as 200 Redflow batteries, likely to commence with an initial small order as early as June 2019. Following this customer awarding the head contract to Soul Energy, Redflow will finalise commercial battery supply terms which will include project staging and delivery schedules. The financial implications of the opportunity for Redflow will become apparent after these details are settled.