The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-24T06:48:47Z AIRASIA IN THE RING WITH BOXING CHAMP MANNY PACQUIAO 2017-06-24T06:48:47Z airasia-in-the-ring-with-boxing-champ-manny-pacquiao SEPANG, MALAYSIA - 24 June 2017 - Nine-time world champion AirAsia will be flying boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to Australia for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title defence. Pacquiao, the only boxer to have won titles in eight weight classes, will be defending his WBO welterweight title against Australia’s Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 2 July 2017. It will be his first defence of the title since winning it in a unanimous decision from American boxer Jessie Vargas in November 2016. AirAsia will fly Pacquiao and his team from their training camp in General Santos City in the Philippines to Brisbane on an Airbus A330 with special livery. The aircraft will feature an image of the Filipino boxer next to the Pacman and Pound-for-Pound logos. WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said, “In all my years of boxing, I have never been as motivated and fired up as this fight. With this agreement forged with AirAsia, I am inspired to give it all I got. “Teaming up with AirAsia makes it more special because we have been accorded the respect of the fans. I have been called the People’s Champion and AirAsia is a world champion airline, and I’m extremely proud to be flying with the Asean world champions.” AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “Manny is a huge inspiration to the Philippines and the whole of Asean. We want to show that this region makes world champions and no one is a better example of this Manny. Manny is like AirAsia, climbing to the top and staying there after all these years through blood, sweat and tears, and we are very honoured to be able to support him once again.” Keep up to date with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter ( and Facebook ( *** END *** PHOTO CAPTIONS DSC03516 / DSC03564.jpg Manny Pacquiao with his wife Jinkee preparing to depart from General Santos International Airport for Brisbane. DSC03565.jpg Close-up of the special AirAsia Airbus A330 Pacman livery. About AirAsia AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers carried, services an extensive network of over 120 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 330 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards nine times in a row from 2009 to 2017. AirAsia was also awarded World's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth consecutive year at the 2016 World Travel Awards, where it beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World's Leading Inflight Service. Local Illawarra Builder Beats Big Nationals for Coveted Award 2017-06-23T23:48:30Z local-illawarra-builder-beats-big-nationals-for-coveted-award Shellharbour 23 Jun 2017   Local, family-run home-builder Mincove Homes has picked up a Master Builders Association Award for Best Display Home. Known as “Oakwood” it was the only home in the Lend Lease CalderwoodValley Display Village to win an accolade. Owners Shayne and John Howle received the honour at SE Region Awards the awards ceremony held in the Ulladulla Civic Centre on Saturday the 17th of June.     Left: Shayne and John Howle with their recent Master Builders Association Award for Best Display Home. Right: Mincove General Manager David King receives the award in Ulladulla on behalf of Mincove Homes presented by Gavin Reynolds from Harvey Norman Commercial Nowra (right)   Mincove Homes are no strangers to industry recognition, having received a similar award in 2015 for their impressive display home in Shell Cove.   A local business success story, Mincove homes has been building homes in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions for over 18 years.   Mincove General Manager Mr. David King said “The reason people choose to build with Mincove Homes, is the quality of the finishes. Mincove employ all their major trades such as Bricklayers and Carpenters and this ensures a high-quality finish on every home that we build” King also said, “Shayne and John are very proud to win this award and they believe the quality of our tradies are a key to the success of this business”.   The Award-winning 4 Bedroom Display Home “Oakwood”   The “Oakwood” delivers the ultimate in spacious family living for anyone looking to build a single storey home on a standard building site. This clever design even has a spit built into it, so it will also suit a sloping site. This design has come about through listening to what Mincove Homes’ clients are looking for in an affordable home.   The official judges’ comments on the Oakwood were clear about the superior design and build of this home.   Judges’ Comments: This was a well-constructed display home with different materials and textures utilized to give a pleasing effect. Face brick to outside faces with part portal frame construction to include a built in gas barbeque with its wood supply was a nice touch. The rear fence incorporated vertical sleepers to give a rugged warm feel which offset the neat merbau decking.   The Mincove team have chosen a number of key elements to create a home with some great character that is also an affordable family home.   The Oakwood features a generous master suite complete with his and hers walk-in robes and ensuite, three additional double bedrooms, and an open plan kitchen, dining and living area flowing onto an alfresco area that is sure to inspire a year-round indoor-outdoor lifestyle.   The whole family will relish the notion of a dedicated home theatre room, while the children’s activity area ensures that kids have their own space for games, crafts, reading and more.   The “Oakwood” display home is only one of the two homes that are on display at the Calderwood Valley Display Village. The second home is a double storey called the “Ridgewood” and was designed specifically for narrow blocks.   Mincove homes has built its business by specialising in custom and sloping site builds and with the opening of these two homes at Calderwood, it now has a range of affordable housing to suit anyone who is looking to enter the market. Mincove homes also have a range of narrow block designs and double storey designs specifically suited to the Calderwood valley precinct.   Mincove’s Display Homes are open 7 days in Calderwood Valley or Shell Cove Calderwood Valley Display Homes 73-75 Brushgrove Circuit, Calderwood NSW 2527 Ph: (02) 4243 8841   Shell Cove Display Home 4 Windjammer Crescent, Shell Cove (off Apollo Drive) Ph: (02) 4296 0007   Or visit the Mincove website for more details   ENDS   For more information please contact: Media contact Mincove Homes   David King – General Manager(02) 4256 0222 Media packs including high-quality photography of the display homes is available on request Media contact Master builders Association   Contact Lynn Smith – Manager Master Builders Association of NSW – Ulladulla office T: 02 4454 1955 Email and Website \ WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) 2017-06-23T04:36:41Z watchguard-technologies-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-magic-quadrant-for-unified-threat-management-smb-multifunction-firewalls WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced that for the third consecutive year, it has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market.    “We consider our consistent Visionary position within the UTM Magic Quadrant a reflection of WatchGuard’s fundamental determination to understand, anticipate and address the network security challenges facing SMBs and distributed enterprises today,” said Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies. “With the addition of offerings like APT Blocker and Threat Detection and Response, we’ve accelerated key security services to market faster than competitors, which is vital as we work to continually expand the definition of unified threat management.”         WatchGuard believes that placement as the only Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant for the past three years validates its mission to deliver a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security solutions that are easily deployed and managed for mid-market customers. WatchGuard’s security appliances run on the Fireware® platform, which is designed to operate leading security engines in every category. Some of the company’s most notable strengths include WatchGuard Total Security Suite,  its all-in-one bundle of security services that offers protection for both the network and the endpoint, and WatchGuard’s Dimension’s data analytics and reporting capabilities. WatchGuard can rapidly address customers’ latest security challenges without being stalled by lengthy development cycles by quickly incorporating new security services into its existing products.    Download the full text of the June 2017 Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market at:  About the Magic Quadrant: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit : For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter: @WatchGuard, on Facebook (, or on the LinkedIn Company ( page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at   SLR Appoints New Air Quality Technical Lead 2017-06-23T03:36:09Z slr-appoints-new-air-quality-technical-lead Leading environmental and advisory consultancy SLR Consulting has this week announced the appointment of Graeme Starke to lead the firm’s Air Quality team.    Graeme brings more than seventeen years’ experience and has a particular focus in the assessment of the environmental effects of air discharges, emission inventories, atmospheric dispersion modelling, management plans and air monitoring.    Graeme joins SLR with a background in managing environmental projects for coal seam gas fields, power stations, oil refineries, mines, and aluminium smelters and other various industries.  He was also involved in the preparation of a national dioxin air emission inventory for Department of Environment and Heritage.    Regarding his move to SLR, Graeme commented: "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to work with both the local and international teams to provide our clients with a full range of Air Quality services and continuing the expansion of the great team of professional staff that SLR has built .” SLR has experience in providing expert advice across a wide range of services, covering all aspects of air quality assessment, and the sustainable management of operations.  “It’s a very exciting time for SLR’s technical growth and we are thrilled to have Graeme leading our Air Quality team”, commented Operations Manager, Shane Elkin. Graeme’s appointment at SLR follows the recent expansion of engineering and advisory services in the Asia Pacific region. Public backlash highlights CommBank’s toxic fossil fuel problem 2017-06-23T00:39:16Z public-backlash-highlights-commbank-s-toxic-fossil-fuel-problem Sydney, 23 June 2017: Community backlash against the Commonwealth Bank’s support of fossil fuels is now so severe that the bank has been forced to set up a special taskforce to handle customers threatening to close their accounts.   The revelation comes after continued pressure by customers and concerned community members who have staged numerous protests outside CommBank branches across the country and peppered the bank’s Facebook page with messages pleading for the bank to “dump coal” and “stop supporting the fossil fuel industry”.   “Despite clear proof that fossil fuel investments are toxic, the Commonwealth Bank would rather create a PR team than deal with their customers’ concerns,” Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner, Nikola Casule, said.   “Customers started out angry that the bank they trusted with their money is investing in fossil fuels that are damaging the environment and killing the Great Barrier Reef and now they are furious that those concerns are being ignored.   “The only substantial thing CommBank have done since their customers started telling them they wanted action on climate change has been to set up a team of people to try to convince people not to take their business elsewhere,” Dr Casule said.   The Commonwealth Bank made a public commitment to take action to limit global warming to no more than two degrees in late 2015, but last year lent a massive $3.886 billion to coal, gas and oil mining and infrastructure projects, making it the biggest funder of dirty fossil fuels in Australia in 2016.   Under questioning at a parliamentary inquiry in March, CEO Ian Narev was unable to provide a single example of the bank’s climate policy affecting lending decisions and last month it was revealed that CommBank had been secretly working with Adani to facilitate the construction of the Carmichael megamine. It has still not ruled out providing finance to the proposed mine.     A new international study into 37 banks’ fossil fuel lending policies by BankTrack yesterday put the Commonwealth Bank at the bottom of the pile because of its failure to evidence any policies to restrict coal, gas or extreme oil projects.   “I have been a CommBank customer for over 20 years. I have several mortgages and a business account,” Cabarita resident and business owner, Michael Rahme, said.   “Investing in new coal mines  and coal fired power stations has clearly and undoubtedly become an investment risk, a social risk, and an environmental risk that can no longer be ignored. The individuals on the Board of CommBank would be morally and ethically bankrupt to continue to do so.   “If Commbank do not publicly declare that they will no longer fund or lend or invest in new coal fired power stations, I will be leaving the bank and never coming back.”   Close to 85,000 people have signed a petition calling on CommBank to stop funding new coal, and over 4,500 CommBank customers have indicated they are considering changing banks over their support of dirty coal, oil and gas projects.   “Instead of action to address the concerns of their customers all we have seen is more empty repetition of the same PR rhetoric and spin in direct letters and emails to customers,” Dr Casule said.   “The Commonwealth Bank talks up the need to address climate change, invest in renewables and help us transition to a low-carbon economy, but they are not living up to their word.”   For interviews contact: Rachael Vincent, Media Campaigner 02 9263 0354 | 0413 993 316   Notes Market Forces’ research shows CommBank is Australia’s dirtiest bank, lending $3,886 million to fossil fuels in 2016 and a total of $20.5 billion between 2008 and the first half of 2016 (including $4.523 billion to coal mines, coal fired power plants and coal ports). Syncdocs protects Google Drive with end-to-end encryption 2017-06-22T22:02:14Z syncdocs-protects-google-drive-with-end-to-end-encryption Recent hacks and phishing attacks against data stored in the Yahoo and Google cloud systems have again highlighted the need for proper security. When data are protected by a single access password any hacker gaining permissions can access everything. This can be prevented by encrypting the data at-rest. While some methods already exist to encrypt data at-rest for on-premises IT, Syncdocs is the first solution to provide fully automatic end-to-end encryption for Google Drive. Google currently only encrypts the Google Drive data while in transit. That means anyone who can hack the Google account, or a Google G-Suite administrator can access your Google Drive files. It is also all too easy to mistakenly share a file. Syncdocs is different: it encrypts Google Drive files locally, before they ever leave your PC, Mac or phone. This makes accessing data much harder for hackers. Fully encrypt Google Drive "Google holds the keys to their encryption solution, so it does not provide true protection, as they still have full access to your data. Any hacker compromising a Google or Yahoo account has full access." says customer Simon Fuller, CIO of Oxito Cloud Solutions, "With Syncdocs we own the keys, and no one else can access or spy on our data. This is essential for compliance." Files and folders are securely protected in the cloud with military-strength AES256 encryption. This is important for protecting corporate or customer data stored in the computing cloud. Regulations now demanding encryption The European Union General Data Protection Regulation enforces end-to-end encryption to protect EU citizens’ privacy rights. At the opening of the UK parliament yesterday, the Queen confirmed plans for a similar data protection law in the UK. For healthcare and legal professionals, the at-rest encryption provided by Syncdocs is needed when complying with government regulations like HIPAA for storing patient records. Syncdocs enhances Google Drive Syncdocs also offers many other enhancements to Google Drive, chiefly: * Multiple accounts can be used concurrently. This is especially useful for users with separate home and work Google accounts. * Folders are synced from anywhere on a PC or network, not just the single folder dictated by Google. * Syncdocs can easily be deployed in the enterprise with fully automated, scripted installations. * All Google data is backed up, even Google documents and spreadsheets. * Easy migration from Microsoft Office to Google Docs A short video shows these features in action. Those wanting better online security, or simply wishing to improve Google Drive, can grab a free evaluation copy of Syncdocs from American Video Teleconferencing Corp. Announces Board Member Resignation 2017-06-22T20:15:05Z american-video-teleconferencing-corp-announces-board-member-resignation Las Vegas, NV / June 22, 2017 – American Video Teleconferencing Corp. (AVOT) today announces the resignation of its Director and Vice President, Rudy Chacon. Mr. Rudy Chacon has left the Company to pursue new interests.“I would like to thank Mr. Chacon for his contribution.” stated Mike Zaman, President /CEO of American Video Teleconferencing Corp. The Board will reduce from five to four members.About American Video Teleconferencing Corp.American Video Teleconferencing Corp., is developing two online platforms. One, being a video-sharing hosting service that allows user to upload videos to share for exposure, branding, marketing and advertising. The other being a voucher/coupon distribution mobile app accessible by smart phones, iPhones, androids and computers online, as well as being an online national business directory.This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Contact:American Video Teleconferencing Corp.Mike Zaman, President/CEO702-683-8946Source: American Video Teleconferencing Corp. Should You Tell Your Employer If You Have a Mental Health Disorder? 2017-06-22T14:42:08Z should-you-tell-your-employer-if-you-have-a-mental-health-disorder What do Buzz Aldrin, Bon Jovi, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The answer is that they have all suffered from mental illness. Winston Churchill even named this disorder “black dog”, indicating that it was his lifelong companion.  According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives and it is the third-leading cause of health problems for New Zealanders. That means, one in 6 employees are likely to be suffering from a mental illness. The big question is?  Should you have to tell your employer if you have a mental health disorder? And, does your employer have the right to ask?    The Health and Safety in Employment Act promotes the health and safety of everyone at work. Employers are required to have systems in place to monitor workplace health and safety and, in terms of mental illness, employers are compelled to: ·       identify workplace practices, actions or incidents which may cause or contribute to the mental illness. ·       Identify issues that may affect the health and safety of workers. ·       take actions to eliminate or minimise these risks. While employers have several legal obligations in relation to privacy, they do have the right to ask certain questions about an employee or potential employee’s mental health status, if obtaining more information about a condition is legitimate, necessary and desirable. This additional information may be: ·       to determine whether the person can perform the inherent requirements of the job. ·       to identify if any reasonable adjustments may be needed, either in the selection and recruitment process or in the work environment. ·       to establish facts for entitlements such as sick leave, superannuation, workers’ compensation and other insurance. If you do ask your employee for information, you must maintain confidentiality and protect his or her right to privacy. This means protecting the information against improper access and disclosure. In turn, all employees (including those with mental illness) are legally obliged to: ·       take reasonable care for their own health and safety. ·       take reasonable care that their acts and/or omissions do not adversely affect the health or safety of others. ·       cooperate with any reasonable instructions to ensure workplace health and safety. The Act defines hazards and harm comprehensively, including harm caused by work-related stress and hazardous behaviour caused by certain temporary conditions, such as mental fatigue or traumatic shock. Employers who ignore the potential for non-physical harms will find themselves facing penalties for not providing a safe workplace, including imprisonment (of up to 5 years) and fines (of potentially up to $3 million). Organisations should also heed the Human Rights Act and Employment Relations Act 2000 that states that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of disability, which includes mental illness.  Ie; It is unlawful for an employer to ask for information about a job applicant’s disability, including their mental health. The Privacy Act 1993 also outlines the collection, storage, use and disclosure of information. If an employer has reason to believe that there is a risk to worker health and safety, then they should have a policy that includes consultation with employees and that consultation should be conducted  formally and confidentially and sensitively.  The law also places an onus on the Employee that they may not endanger themselves or fellow employees. Statistics from Australia have determined that Mental Health Issues cost Australian Business 10.9 Billion Dollars a year and is one of the leading causes of sickness, absence and long term work incapacity in Australia.  However, research from a Price Waterhouse Coopers study reported that for every dollar spent on successfully implementing an appropriate action in terms of workpace mental health, there is on average, $2.3 in benefits to be gained.  Benefits include: ·       Improved Productivity. ·       Less absenteeism and presenteeism. ·       Reduction in claims and litigation risk. myosh is a global provider of cloud based Health and Safety software.  In consultation with experts and clients, myosh have developed a simple yet powerful platform that helps organisations to quickly identify issues that may impact the mental or physical health and safety of employees. The mywellbeing Platform enables organisations to manage and improve workplace mental health with simple yet powerful tools to obtain confidential feedback and acknowledgement from employees regarding: ·       Employee Mental Health ·       Bullying ·       Harassment ·       Job Satisfaction ·       Management and Culture Importantly, the platform provides a documented secure record of issues and acknowledgment.  It also provides: ·       A checklist for management. ·       Reporting tools for urgent alerts. ·       A huge library of Mental Health Resources for guidance. ·       Action based notifications and reminders The platform is an identification and documentation tool. Management are not required to ‘fix’ mental health issues but they must demonstrate due diligence. Organisations are not obliged to treat disorders but the can encourage employees to seek professional help.  The platform facilitates communication, helps to reduce stigma and alerts management to issues. Request a personal online demonstration here: myosh will also be presenting a free seminar on this topic at the New Zealand Safety Show, Tuesday 27TH June, 2017.  Register to attend here :   References Working Women’s Resource Centre - The Privacy Act: NZ Law Society -   WorkSafe New Zealand -   Mental Health Foundation - Stand out in the Latest Men's Clothing Online in Australia 2017-06-22T12:25:02Z stand-out-in-the-latest-men-s-clothing-online-in-australia Coco and Max have done it again, this time dropping their Autumn/ Winter Future Wild 17. Be prepared for the unique clash of Coco's vibrant coloured women's wear, in contrast to Max's mens wear of quirky cuts on hues of grey, black and white.   Blossoming since their Geo Pop collection in 2014, which concentrated on geometric patterns and cuts, dragonfly ponchos and humorous Max menswear prints - evolving to  Wild Things 16, they are now experimenting with a futuristic fusion of animal prints on bold and dynamic cuts. The brand is best known for it's innovative approach to pattern cutting and quirky in-house graphic prints. Coco's bold womenswear always plays with pop colour, in dynamic contrast to Max's menswear in monochromatic hues. If you haven't heard of Coco and Max then you've not been circling in the underground alternative Melbourne scene of hipsters standing out in unique style, all re-enforcing the importance of originality and self expression. The garments are designed to be worn anywhere by anyone, never following any trends, they don't like being pigeon holed as an individual genre, yet you'll definitely stand out no matter where you are wearing these threads! It's like casual street wear elevated to a new level. Inspired by, Where the wild things are, FUTURE WILD 17, is designed to rock your boat and take you to an imaginative world. You'll dive into a jungle of relaxed retro looks and either dazzle in wild vibrant colours, or hide in mens dragon scaled track pants and cyclo dripped tops. All garments are designed to give you functional comfort and are made out of top quality threads. Organic yardage printed cottons to breathe and high tech sport fabrics for any sort of action for todays confident, outward looking consumer. Not only is it made from top quality fabrics, but they also care about the carbon foot prints we leave on this planet, so everything is ethically manufactured in the heart of Melbourne, reinforcing the importance of slow fashion and the future of our planet. So if you want to stand out in unique style, then Coco & Max is definitely for you - and have just dropped Future Wild 17, some of the best men's clothing online in Australia. Check out the latest threads at: CA Technologies named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide 2017-06-22T08:42:13Z ca-technologies-named-a-leader-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-project-portfolio-management-worldwide Sydney – 22 June, 2017 -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide."* The report evaluated CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM), and positioned CA Technologies highest in the Leaders quadrant for Ability to Execute. According to the report, "Leaders can provide comprehensive, resilient and high-performance PPM functionality to the project-execution-level customer as well as to the portfolio-level customer. Additionally, leaders recognise the market need for different types of PPM products matching well with the proliferation of different project and work environments of their prospective customers. As such, leaders are acquiring and building out a thoughtful inventory of different PPM products supporting the varied types of customers looking for software in the PPM space.” “In order to lead, companies must anticipate their customer’s needs and deliver on those needs faster than the competition,” said Angela Tucci, general manager, Agile Management, CA Technologies. “CA Project & Portfolio Management provides our customers the ability to quickly correlate financial and business investments with value delivery, giving them the ability to anticipate, react and invest faster than their competition to meet market needs.” With CA PPM, companies can track and prioritise market and customer needs and make better decisions on how to invest limited resources to better optimise enterprise, IT, service and product portfolios. Available via the cloud, on-premises, and hosted delivery models, CA PPM improves business leaders' ability to prioritise strategic initiatives and resources. CA Technologies was one of three vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant. A recognised leader in PPM, in November 2016 CA Technologies was named as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications."** CA’s Agile Management solutions are being demonstrated at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2017, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida and June 12-13 in London, England. For more information on CA Project and Portfolio solutions, visit: or visit CA at Booth #30 in Orlando, and Booth #P2 in London. To receive a complimentary copy of the report, visit Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide. *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Matt Light, Teresa Jones, May 25, 2017. **Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications," Daniel B. Stang, Stefan Van Der Zijden, November 22, 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Logico Learning System: It's now available from School Products Australia 2017-06-22T08:02:55Z logico-learning-system-it-s-now-available-from-school-products-australia School Products Australia is now supplying Schools and Early Learning Centres across Australia with the Logico learning system. Logico is a powerful self-checking learning tool for children aged from 3 years to 10 years. Logico is a learning game designed for children to use independently. Consisiting of a compact and durable plastic board with moveable coloured buttons. Learning cards slide into the slot in the board and the coloured buttons are moved from the bottom of the board to beside the correct answers on the right hand side of the board. Then simply remove the card and reverse the card and slide it in to show where the buttons should be if the questions have been answered correctly. If the coloured dots on the card are showing beside the corresponding coloured buttons then you have answered all of the questions correctly! If the coloured buttons and the coloured dots aren’t matched up then this shows the questions that have been incorrectly answered. The beauty of this is that children are able to play the game and self-check their answers promoting self-esteem which motivates them and makes them look for further challenges. Even though it is self-checking, cheating is difficult as the entire card needs to be removed and re-inserted for the child to be able to view the answers. Besides being fun to move, the sliding buttons provide the added bonus of enhancing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The buttons are also non-removable which eliminates the chance of losing small parts. Logico has been a great success in many countries around the globe for over 2 decades and is now available through School Products Australia to schools and early learning centres right throughout Australia. No matter where you are located in Australia, Logico can be delivered to your home, school or centre for your children or students to learn from and enjoy. To find out more about Logico or to order Logico for your school or centre check out the School Products Australia website at today. Unique Hi-Fi and AV Show for lovers of hip-hop to classical and everything in between 2017-06-22T06:06:04Z unique-hi-fi-and-av-show-for-lovers-of-hip-hop-to-classical-and-everything-in-between Music and AV aficionados from Sydney and surrounds are in for a unique treat with the upcoming Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show from 28-30 July. Just for their pleasure, dozens of hotel rooms at the InterContinental at Circular Quay will be stripped bare so they emulate a family lounge room or home theatre setting. Nowhere else in Australia can music and AV lovers appreciate 150 major brands from the world's finest audio products in one place in such an appealing five-star location. BYO music is encouraged: from hip-hop to classical. It's the best way to relax, hear and compare preferred music choices in as natural a home environment as possible. Visitors to the show can get hands-on experience on all types of gear including speakers, electronics, turntables, headphones, music streamers and computer systems. Roy Bird, CEO of the Chester Group, the Show's organiser, said the top three things that music and AV lovers want to know at the moment is: how to stream quality audio and video; the real difference between analogue and digital sound; and how beneficial or not hi-fi cables are. "We know that visitors to the show care about the quality of sound reproduction and they want the best they can afford. That's why it's important for exhibitors to have the best acoustics possible in each room," he said. Highlights for visitors to the 2017 Show in July will be: * Fiona Joy, Australian pianist, singer and composer will be performing concerts on each day in the Fort Macquarie Room. * Arguably the best home theatre system in the world combining a Barco Residential ultra-high definition projector for a Cinema-at-Home experience. * StormAudio's immersive audio processors and amplifiers in the latest format Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Atlantic Technology loudspeakers. * Mark Döhmann presenting his ever-popular Vinyl Masterclasses, which are always a full house. * All the top brands will be represented. Prizes available to win include: 10 portable Bluetooth speaker units; a $4000 amplifier; a portable audio player worth $1500.00; a $600 headphone; and many more generous prizes. All exhibitors ensure experts are on hand to address any questions and numerous seminar sessions help visitors learn: for example, how-to set up a sound system, stream music around the home, turn a computer into a high-end audio source, and how to control everything from a smartphone and tablet. For more information visit A full press release and photos can be downloaded from here: An industry expert is available for interview. Please contact Wendy McWilliams to arrange a suitable time. Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year 2017 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z sam-nic-chapman-win-youtubers-of-the-year-2017 Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 Media Release - June 2017 Sam and Nic Chapman – the makeup artist sisters, founders of the popular YouTube channel Pixiwoo and co-designers behind the Real Techniques beauty brand – were named YouTubers of the Year at the prestigious Glamour Women of the Year Awards this month. Hosted by Glamour Magazine each June in the U.K., the awards honour extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields ranging from entertainment to education to sports and business. "It's a real honour to be recognised by Glamour alongside so many other inspiring women," said Sam Chapman. "YouTube has really come a long way since we started nine years ago, and we are just so excited to be able to use this platform along with Real Techniques to continue to engage with and inspire our tremendous community of beauty lovers." Makeup artists and YouTube sensations Sam(antha) and Nic(ola) Chapman grew up surrounded by makeup, including their aunt who was a top makeup artist for clients like Princess Diana and David Bowie. In 2008, to help a friend create a smoky eye effect, Sam uploaded a video to YouTube. From that, the Chapmans' instructional makeup videos were born, transforming the sisters into visionaries who pioneered a new platform of makeup artistry through YouTube. Today, the girls have more than 7 million followers across the globe. "We're pleased to continue to leverage Sam and Nic's passion and authenticity to be the 'wing women' of the beauty obsessed, and couldn't be happier that Sam and Nic were recognised with this honour," said Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, the distributors of Real Techniques in Australia. "We loved hosting the girls in September last year for their first Australian media tour, proving Sam & Nic have a loyal following here. Real Techniques has established credibility and a strong foundation among beauty lovers in Australia within only six short years." To celebrate the remarkable award win the RRPs of the popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection have been reduced, making the luxe collection much more accessible for Australian beauty lovers: GOLD – BASE • 100 Arched Powder RRP $29.50 • 101 Triangle Foundation RRP $27.50 • 102 Triangle Concealer RRP $24.50 SILVER – EYES • 200 Oval Shadow RRP $19.50 • 201 Pointed Crease RRP $19.50 • 202 Angled Liner RRP $19.50 • 203 Tapered Shadow RRP $19.50 ROSE GOLD – FINISH • 300 Tapered Blush RRP $29.50 • 301 Flat Contour RRP $29.50 The Real Techniques range is available now in Priceline stores nationally. To learn more about Sam & Nic's story, please see the attached press release or contact Rachel: 0423 833 814 or 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches 2017-06-22T05:02:43Z 2017-australian-craft-beer-survey-launches Created by craft beer retailer Beer Cartel, the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey will aim to be the most comprehensive, publicly available research ever undertaken with Australian craft beer drinkers. The aim of the survey is to build upon the 2016 iteration of the same study, of which 6,500 craft beer drinkers took part, helping businesses throughout the craft beer industry; including breweries, bars and beer festivals. Richard Kelsey, Director of Beer Cartel said that while the study will seek to measure changes in craft beer habits over the past year it will also provide a gauge of consumer sentiment towards craft beer ownership and the issue of independence which has been highly topical of late. “There has been significant coverage in the media of late about the role big breweries are playing in craft beer, with a number of buy-outs in Australia and overseas. Plus on top of this the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) recently changed its constitution, voting to remove large brewers from its membership and changing its name to the Independent Brewers Association. We’re taking an open view going in and will let beer drinkers decide on their opinion towards this. Is it a good thing, or a bad thing? We’ll soon know either way,’” said Mr Kelsey. The results of the research will be made public to support and help grow the industry. In addition, Beer Cartel will also offer businesses the opportunity to better understand their own customer base, helping to deliver on the wants and needs of their customers. For craft beer drinkers the survey will take just 5 minute to complete. And, as an incentive to encourage people to take the survey a prize of $500 to spend on craft beer is being offered up for grabs. To complete the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey go to: To learn more about the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey contact Richard Kelsey 0405 251 864. MODE wins big at the 2017 NT Architecture Awards 2017-06-22T05:01:42Z mode-wins-big-at-the-2017-nt-architecture-awards Darwin’s architectural community gathered on Friday 16 June for the annual 2017 NT Architecture Awards, with MODE taking out the prestigious Tracy Memorial Award for the Bullocky Point Education Precinct. The project was dubbed “a work of the Northern Territory” and also picked up an Education Architecture NT Chapter Award and the Award for Interior Architecture, making it the most awarded entrant. MODE’s design of the Bullocky Point Education Precinct involved landscape architecture, interior design, architecture and wayfinding to deliver a cutting-edge environment for staff and students to advance their studies. The purpose-built, flexible distance education facility is located within the grounds of Darwin High School and provides a unique opportunity for students of both schools to interact. Fundamental to the projects mission, was improving outcomes for remote and regional learning, through a space that would offer state-of-the-art technology and an expanded distance education capacity. MODE’s Darwin Architectural Student, Yvonne Aralar, was also awarded the 2017 Student Prize (supported by the Liveris Family) on the night, along with MODE receiving a commendation for the innovative Asbuild Office Fitout under the Small Project Architecture category. To view a list of all award winners, go to: ---End---   Award Details for MODE: ·         The Tracy Memorial Award for Bullocky Point Education Precinct ·         Educational Architecture: NT Chapter Award for Bullocky Point Education Precinct ·         Interior Design Award for Bullocky Point Education Precinct ·         Small Project Architecture Commendations for Asbuild Office Fitout ·         MODE Darwin Architectural Student, Yvonne Aralar won the 2017 Student Prize Award