The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-12T01:29:06Z Media Publishares and VIDY to develop NFT platform for fashion, arts and music community 2021-04-12T01:29:06Z media-publishares-and-vidy-to-develop-nft-platform-for-fashion-arts-and-music-community SINGAPORE, Apr 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Media Publishares, publishers of Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro in Singapore, announce a partnership with VIDY to launch and develop an NFT platform catering to the fashion, arts and music industry.Founded by Singaporean techpreneur Matthew Lim and Harvard University alumni Patrick Colangelo, VIDY is a blockchain-powered digital advertising tool that rewards viewers with native cryptocurrency, VIDYCOIN. Having implemented VIDY's technology across Media Publishares' titles, the partnership between the two companies grew organically given their shared 'digital first' approach and innovative thinking.The NFT platform - slated to launch in Q3 of 2021 - celebrates arts and culture within a 360-degree navigable virtual environment showcasing digital fashion, art, music and design. Key features of the platform include minting, trading and auctioning of NFTs through a tokenised system along with the ability to host social interaction.Focused on building virtual creativity as a skill set while promoting sustainable consumption, the platform will donate a percentage of NFT sales towards organisations tackling real-world problems to ensure a positive connection between the virtual and physical worlds."The NFT market grew over 229% since 2020 to reach over USD500 million. However, it's still in early stages and has a long way to go with regards to infrastructure development. With the metaverse and rise of digital models, people will be able to live in a parallel virtual world where they can own a digital identity and purchase items not just in a digital file, but as any unique asset in their virtual land, similar to their physical world," says Lim."For this new NFT platform, VIDY will lead the technology and blockchain development given our unique experience in dealing with traditional businesses and crypto. We are confident we will create the finest platform that will boost the NFT world by allowing seamless participation from the traditional fashion, art and music communities."The NFT platform will target a digitally savvy audience looking for luxury items with low environmental impact while also engaging creators exploring a virtual identity for their designs and new revenue streams for their craft."Media Publishares has always been ahead of the curve with its innovative approach to storytelling as lead by our anchor titles Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro Singapore", says Michael von Schlippe, President of Media Publishares."What we see is a new creative renaissance where creativity and technology are driving change together. By creating an NFT platform, which essentially acts as a virtual marketplace between creatives and users, it allows us to provide a unique shoppable platform coupled with content for the community in the form of education, interaction and entertainment," adds von Schlippe.Titles under Media Publishares have gained global recognition for their approach to content creation. Notable projects include Esquire Singapore's 'Artificial Intelligence Issue' that won Gold at the Native Advertising Awards in Berlin and Vogue Singapore's digital-only launch in August 2020 with a 360-degree microsite 'Vogue Studio', amongst others.About VIDYEstablished in 2016, VIDY was a San Francisco based video web tech start-up company founded by Harvard Undergrad Patrick Colangelo and former Credit Suisse Investment Banker Matthew Lim. In 2018, VIDY started to incorporate blockchain technology into its product to allow a decentralized reward economy to exist seamlessly across its publishing partners. Today, Vidy's technology is used by over 70 global media publishers such as the likes of CNN Indonesia, CNBC Indonesia, Vogue Singapore, Esquire Singapore among many others, with over 10bn of monthly page views of inventory, and a user exposure of over 150mn monthly. VIDY has two native cryptocurrency tokens; VIDY and VIDYX, both of which are integral to the Vidy Rewarding, E-Commerce and NFT Ecosystem. For more information on VIDY, please visit www.vidy.com.About Media PublisharesMedia Publishares is a dynamic media company that specialises in impactful storytelling characterised by creativity, captivating visuals and the engagement of innovative technology. Headquartered in Singapore, Media Publishares, previously Indochine Media, has over 10 year's experience in digital communication, luxury print publishing, and events across Southeast Asia. A full-service publisher with over 80 employees in the region - from editorial and events to video and design production - Media Publishares operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines and is continuously expanding its portfolio to further strengthen its presence in the publishing industry. Anchor brands currently include Buro, Esquire, Robb Report, Luxury Guide and Vogue Singapore. For more information on Media Publishares, please visit www.mediapublishares.com.sg. emt Distribution brings Orchestra Group’s integrated cybersecurity defence platforms to Australia, New Zealand and APAC 2021-04-12T00:40:05Z emt-distribution-brings-orchestra-groups-integrated-cybersecurity-defence-platforms-to-australia-new-zealand-and-apac Adelaide, Australia – 12 April 2021: Cybersecurity specialist, emt Distribution, now part of rhipe (ASX:RHP), today announced that Israel-based Orchestra Group – which provides cybersecurity platforms for seamless cybersecurity management and operations – has expanded its reach to include Australia, New Zealand and APAC, with a new distribution agreement.emt Distribution, a leading value-added distributor, offers cybersecurity solutions that address the Australian Signals Directorate’s top four mitigation strategies – dubbed Catch, Patch and Match – as well as the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM).emt now offers the full range of Orchestra Group’s Harmony solutions to channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs. They include the Harmony IoT solution, which accurately identifies and prevents, in real-time, malicious airborne threats through the attack surfaces of WiFi, Bluetooth and IoT devices. Harmony IoT provides enterprise-grade defence that quickly and easily identifies, monitors and protects all smart connected devices operating within and around the protected area as well as the ability to comply with related organisational policies and industry regulation.Meanwhile, Harmony Purple serves as a combined, automated red team and blue team within the organisation’s networks. Harmony Purple provides next generation, enterprise-level security tools that continuously analyse and prioritise the threats, in order to create the most effective cyber risk mitigation strategies.“Effectively identifying threats against a dispersed wireless network with remote or on-the-move workers, multiple locations and a plethora of connected devices has been almost impossible in the past,” said Scott Hagenus, Senior Sales Manager for emt Distribution. “Orchestra Group’s Harmony IoT makes massive headway into solving this problem.“Harmony IoT gives full visibility into what networks and devices pose a threat and are interacting with a business’s network of interest. It also provides a defensive capability. The ability to block wireless borne attacks for organisations of all sizes is a huge win,” said Hagenus.“In addition, Harmony Purple’s ability to test the effectiveness of security controls and their weak points allows organisations to continuously adjust their defences for the best security posture achievable with their current infrastructure.”The new partnership with emt Distribution further extends Orchestra’s distribution network which already covers the EMEA, North America and South America regions.“Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific are focus markets in Orchestra Group’s growth plan,” said Yair Poplawski, GM of Orchestra’s APAC branch. “emt Distribution represents all the qualities we are looking for in a value-added distributor. It has a highly experienced team with a thorough understanding of the unique needs of users in the region as well as strong professional chain of resellers to support them. This new partnership is an important step in building our presence in the region.”“emt Distribution is delighted to add Orchestra’s Harmony Platform and security solutions to our cybersecurity portfolio,” said Richard Rundle, CEO of emt Distribution. “Australian and New Zealand CISOs are facing an increasingly complex threat landscape as they try to protect their organisations. Offering these services to MSPs and MSSPs looking to further assist their clients improve their cyber security posture with tangible results will help strengthen their position as trusted security partners.”About Orchestra GroupOrchestra Group’s mission is to addresses the major roadblocks that make it difficult for CISOs, CIOs, and their teams to manage cybersecurity. Orchestra Group offers a unique integrated cybersecurity defence platform with proactive security policy management and enforcement orchestration. www.orchestra.groupAbout emt Distributionemt Distribution, now part of rhipe (ASX:RHP), is an Adelaide-based value added distributor and vendor representative with a presence in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, UAE and South Africa. It also works closely with like-minded distributors in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. emt offers cyber security solutions that address the top four mitigation strategies to prevent cyber security incidents, the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM) and solutions to address Cyber Threat Management.emt Distribution assists channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs to deliver cyber security solutions their customers need. emt offers pre and post-sales support, channel development, engaged sales processes and marketing assistance for both vendors and channel partners. See: www.emtdist.com How ulti-cloud visibility ensures business continuity 2021-04-12T00:31:32Z how-ulti-cloud-visibility-ensures-business-continuity A potentially risky gap exists for organisations using hybrid cloud setups, according to Gigamon.Today’s powerful digital applications often span multiple tiers running on multiple on-premises and cloud platforms. This can lead to a fragmented, inconsistent view of data in motion and visibility gaps and blind spots that make it hard to deliver a secure, optimal user experience.Gigamon’s ANZ Country Manager, George Tsoukas, says new technology closes the hybrid cloud visibility gap by providing IT with a single, consistent view into all data in motion from Layers 2–7 and East-West traffic across all platforms, including between clouds. This enables operations and security teams to ensure a positive, secure user experience and to optimise tools and traffic costs.There are many ways that hybrid and multi-cloud visibility is beneficial, even critical, to ensuring application availability and business continuity. One of the most common applications and use cases that we’ve seen for this capability is tracking the status of SSL/TLS certificates on the thousands of application and communication servers that make up an enterprise network.At a business level, if a TLS certificate expires it can take servers offline, leading to service outages, lost revenue opportunities, and reputational damage — which has happened in well-publicised incidents at organisations ranging from Adobe to Yahoo. At the IT level, dealing with these fire drills is highly disruptive to the flow of IT operations and is very inefficient.Of course, tracking TLS certificates is a difficult process that is made even more resource and time-consuming by the sheer volume of certificates and keys, often as many as 50,000, that must be tracked. Because tracking expired, expiring, weak cipher, self-signed or fraudulent certificates is so important and so resource intensive, it is a natural candidate for automation. Yet, as the hybrid network becomes ever more complex, so does automating this process. Let’s take an example of an organisation that has decided to create a TLS certificate traffic app on Splunk running on AWS. This app needs to get its tracking information from servers that could be in the public cloud, private cloud, and in multiple on-premises data centres. Ideally, this TLS tracking information should be sent as metadata to Splunk to minimize traffic flow and consumption-related costs.While this process is easy to describe, it’s much more difficult to develop and implement. To approach it from scratch, IT would need to build a pipeline capable of logging in to each of the thousands of servers in the enterprise to check on the TLS certificate, and then report alerts of those that are about to expire, are self-signed, have weak ciphers, and so on. As a result, there are many TLS certificate management solutions available, but many of these are platform-specific, resulting in hybrid or multi-cloud enterprises running multiple certificate management solutions and not being able to easily gain a single view, or overall control of their situation.With my company’s technology, this process can be radically simplified. A fabric manager provides a single view into all of hybrid platforms and is tightly integrated with cloud-native visibility tools, including AWS Traffic Mirroring, VMware ESX and NSX-T, Nutanix Flow and Prism, and OpenStack Tap as a Service. This means that our solution has visibility into certificate status and can feed this into a tool like Splunk to automate the management process, saving significant amounts of the ops team’s time, heading off fire drills, and protecting the enterprise against outages.For anyone wanting to deploy a TLS tracking app on Splunk, it’s much more efficient and potentially less expensive to send this data to Splunk as NetFlow metadata, not raw network packets. Specific new technology can make SIEMs like Splunk much more powerful, efficient and actionable by providing metadata collected from Layer 4 through Layer 7.Using application intelligence, it’s possible to extract any of 5,000 application and network metadata attributes, including key attributes related to TLS certificates. By sending the right metadata information to our TLS Tracking app in Splunk, IT is able to quickly identify weak ciphers and expired or soon-to-expire certificates.This is a practical example of the benefits of using advanced tech and a metadata intelligence application to automate and streamline a highly resource-intensive process and one that, if not properly implemented, can have adverse effects on application availability and business continuity, and ultimately on customer and user experience. This is Flow adds global business 1800-GOT-JUNK?® 2021-04-11T22:10:02Z this-is-flow-adds-global-business-1800-got-junk Following six new business wins announced at the end of last year, Sydney independent full-service agency, This is Flow, has continued the momentum by adding 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  to its growing portfolio of clients.    1800-GOT-JUNK?®  is one of the world’s largest full-service junk removal businesses, operating in major cities in Australia and across Canada and the United States, removing rubbish from homes and businesses.  The company has grown to 158 locations across three countries and in keeping with its environmental goals to divert items from the landfill, donate the donatables and recycle the recyclables wherever possible.   Following collaboration with overseas holding group MDC Partners, who own Assembly, Gale Agency and local creative agency 72andSunny, This is Flow was invited to present to the 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  Head Office in Canada, alongside local state Franchise Partners, leading to the Australian appointment of 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  to the growing agency.   “We’re focused on growing the 1800-GOT-JUNK?® business in the Australian market and we're seeing great momentum so This is Flow has come on at a perfect time. They're made up of a team of passionate media experts who understand the local landscape and have been incredible at integrating our strategy with their recommendations. We’re already seeing the benefits of this partnership six months in and are confident in their ability to support us in achieving our goals going forward," says Renée Janzen, Marketing Director for 1800-GOT-JUNK?® .    “We’re thrilled to be working with such a successful and growing global business. We see the passion from the franchise partners on the ground, all the way through to the head office in Vancouver… and it's incredible to see just how professional and exciting the junk removal business can be! With multiple stakeholders and time zones to manage, the team has done an incredible job to deliver responsive plans that align with the 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  strategic priorities,” said Jimmy Hyett, CEO of This Is Flow.   The account includes the planning and buying of media for each franchise partner across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth, who had previously bought media directly.  Honan announces exciting new reinsurance offering with the launch of Honan Re 2021-04-11T22:00:43Z honan-announces-exciting-new-reinsurance-offering-with-the-launch-of-honan-re Honan Insurance Group (Honan) Executive Chairman, Damien Honan, has announced an exciting new reinsurance offering to the broker marketplace with the launch of Honan Re that will commence operations this week.   Based in Singapore and headed by Honan Asia’s Managing Director Eliza White, Honan Re will offer facultative reinsurance solutions to the organisation’s insurance partners.   Commenting further on the announcement, Damien Honan said “We’re very proud of the reinsurance offering as it deepens and broadens the group’s capabilities and further enhances Honan’s reputation as an industry leader.    “The establishment of Honan Re has also been a personal goal of mine, to build a reinsurance team to support the wider Honan group since we commenced operations in Singapore in 2012”.   “In the current marketplace conditions, we believe it is the best time to launch this initiative and continue to expand Honan’s capabilities and the support we offer our insurer partners”.   Honan Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Fluitsma said Honan was the only Australian broking house to offer reinsurance solutions and its launch comes at an opportune time when the market needs additional capacity and innovative thinking.   ‘The addition of a reinsurance offering reflects Honan’s attitude of constantly pushing the envelope to develop and deliver leading edge solutions.  It’s also a testament to the efforts of our incredible team and the success we’re building throughout the region”.   Honan Re will be positioned as a dynamic and solutions focused division of Honan Insurance Group and aims to support the organisation’s partners throughout the entire reinsurance cycle.   Singapore was selected as the base for Honan Re for its reputation as the insurance hub of Asia Pacific and strategic geographical position that offers access to international markets in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.   Honan Re’s Eliza White said, "The launch of Honan Re demonstrates our ability to innovate and offer clients coverage that meets their changing circumstances and challenges.  We will quickly bring together experienced reinsurance minds and utilize latest technology and robust analytics to address the insurance needs of our partners.”   Issued by Honan Insurance Group    www.honan.com.au   Media Enquiries:                  Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Tel:  +61 3 9324 0362          Mob:  +61 412 112 545       Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au     The Executive Centre launches the "What Is An Office?" campaign 2021-04-11T10:46:56Z the-executive-centre-launches-the-what-is-an-office-campaign HONG KONG, Apr 10, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The pandemic has led to the greatest debate of all time - do people even need an office and if so, what do they want? Today, The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, launches the "What Is An Office" campaign, which examines the elements that make up a dynamic, productive workspace. The campaign consists of a brand video, plus 4 product videos that examines how the workforce views the role of an office and asks the central question, "What Is An Office?" The short films explore how a positive working environment and agile working practices can help business operations, shedding light on the fundamental importance of a multi-purpose office to a company's success."The break from office has pushed people to reconsider what they require to create a positive working environment. People are waking up to the fact that an office should be more than four walls around a desk. It is a space which fosters collaboration, communication and creativity," said Paul Salnikow, TEC Founder and CEO. "While human interaction proves to be crucial for work and life, people are also keen to enjoy variety in work options, the future of work is shifting from purely remote to a hybrid model. Flexibility is key in future workplace strategies because choice has become an invaluable asset; people want to choose to access workstations, meeting rooms and breakout areas when they need it, and corporations are realising that incorporating a flexible element can also positively impact their bottom line."TEC has found that the need for more flexible lease terms, robust technological infrastructure and internet connectivity for virtual get-togethers, as well as spacious event venues to host socially distanced conferences, and even on-demand passes to support their remote working teams has dramatically increased in the last year.A whitepaper report will also be released for free public download on the campaign website that looks into the history and future trends of office development, plus TEC's approach to office design strategy.What is an office?  Your work, your space, your choice.Visit the campaign website here: https://www.whatisanoffice.executivecentre.comThe campaign videos can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ykUYq-XGoOAAbout The Executive CentreThe Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ Centres in 32 cities and 14 markets.The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space -- they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business needs.  For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com. 50mm Cast Tow Bar Receiver - now Australian Made 2021-04-10T10:35:31Z 50mm-cast-tow-bar-receiver-now-australian-made 50mm Cast Tow Bar Receiver Couplemate's 50mm cast tow bar receiver is Made in Australia for Australian conditions. Covid-19 has provided an ideal environment to enhance Australian Made parts produced by Couplemate. Many Australian companies have experienced unusual extended production times from overseas manufacturers. Delays in shipping have frustrated many Australian companies importing goods for sale within Australia. Further, many customers were inverting the receiver arm in an effort to gain height. Inconsistent welding of this important product often caused breakages or separation between the tongue and the box section. As a result, we concluded that fabricated receiver bars could cause an unsafe situation in some circumstances. The main image above shows 1/2 of a receiver casting die. Yes, it is quite expensive to produce goods in Australia. We think Australian jobs are worth the expense. Receiver Design The tow bar receiver is also known as a hitch. In Australia, hitches are designed to withstand static loads according to the tow bar rating. Fabricated hitches may pass stratic tests in both a normal and inverted position. As a result, cast hitches are used in an inverted position even allowing for shock loading events. Given the opportunity for human error in fabrication, Couplemate decided to manufacture a cast model to build in an extra safety factor. Shock loading events up to 3 times the coupling loading places extreme forces onto fabricated hitches. The robotic welding looks strong enough at first glance. However, changes in ambient temperature and humidity must be compensated by the operator. In many cases, this does not occur, because the operator is untrained. Further, no batch testing or product testing exists on many imported products. Australian Made New Australian made products start on the drawing board. You can image from the tooling profile above, design and tooling for new products are easy. In fact, it is quite difficult. The first batch saw a tooling change that imprinted useful customer information into the casting die. The first hitch Couplemate produced was a 50mm drop model. The 100mm drop model is currently in production. Thes model suit a standard 50mm Australian towball. Further, also in the product are 70mm towball models that suit 50mm and 100mm drop. These Australian products replace products that were previously imported. Find further information on cast towbar hitches below 50mm Cast Tow Bar Receiver – Australian Made 70mm Towbar Receiver Hitch Kits What Deals are on offer? Couplemate offers deals to resellers and occasionally to retail buyers. Contact the Company for wholesale quantity buy prices.   AGR Technology Explains Why Online Reviews Are Crucial for an Online Business 2021-04-09T05:28:01Z agr-technology-explains-why-online-reviews-are-crucial-for-an-online-business From Improving the Visibility to Making the Brand Look Trustworthy, Reviews Have an Amazing Impact on Sales.This press release was orginally distributed by SBWireShepparton, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/05/2021 -- AGR Technology, an Shepparton based provider of SEO services and custom web solutions explains why it is important to gather online reviews.Most online businesses thrive on customer reviews whether it is on Google, Yelp, on their own business websites or any other platform. It is a fact that 90% of consumers refer to online reviews before buying a product or service. And at least 85% of these consumers trust the reviews be it positive or negative. Everyone knows that positive reviews are great for business.Having a page such as this: https://agrtech.com.au/about/reviews/ to showcase your reviews can help improve conversions and chances of prospects getting in contact with you.But how can a business deal with negative reviews? AGR Technology helps businesses make use of their positive online reviews in the most effective way and handle the negative online reviews so that the impact on sales and new customers is as minimum as possible. Reviews might be comments written by the customers but for a local business they are opportunities to improve their reliability, expertise and professionalism.To find out more about how a review management system can aid your business contact AGR Technology to find out more. Visit the business website or visit the AGR Technology's profile on Google at this address: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=6601607507068813197 About https://agrtech.com.au/AGR Technology, an Australian based digital marketing agency offers SEO services, press release distribution services, custom software development services, free online tools and many other services.Website: https://agrtech.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agrtech1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AGR_Technology LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/agr-technology/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AGRTECH1 All profiles: https://linktr.ee/agrtech Remote Western Australian communities to benefit from Yoga and Mindfulness 2021-04-09T03:20:41Z remote-western-australian-communities-to-benefit-from-yoga-and-mindfulness Yogazeit, an Australian registered Charity and Not for Profit organisation dedicated to the prevention and management of both psychological and physical health conditions has partnered with Healthway, Here to Be, Act Belong Commit and Fair Game to launch the first West Australian Yoga and Mindfulness Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders training program in May to some of the most remote communities in Australia known as the Ngaanyatjarra Lands Schools (NLS).   Facilitated by three Yogazeit educators, this four-week yoga and mindfulness training program will introduce students, staff and the community to yoga and mindfulness through interactive sessions, and its scientific mental and physical health benefits in the classroom and beyond.  The NLS comprises of eight campuses spread across the vast Western Desert of Western Australia and encompasses cultural groups including Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi. Yogazeit founder, Regina Cruickshank has worked throughout 2020 to fund, partner and curate a yoga and mindfulness training program to address and improve Aboriginal wellbeing, especially after reading this report revealing Aboriginal people experience higher levels of depression (52%) and anxiety (59%) than non-Aboriginal Australians (32% and 47%). “It’s scientifically proven that practising and learning about yoga and mindfulness, enhances our wellbeing by improving our focus, decreasing stress responses and managing emotions – a life skill to strengthen our resilience no matter what our age, location or circumstance. Yogazeit have worked with Ngaanyatjarra Lands Aboriginal elder Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward, (recipient of the  Director General’s Women of Achievement Award for International Women’s Day in 2020), school staff and supporting partners to co-design this unique yoga and mindfulness training program that integrates traditional languages, storytelling, illustrations, and history to support and improve Aboriginal wellbeing ,” said Regina. “Partnering with Aboriginal elders, and school staff and students to design this cultural training immersion is key to ensuring we're developing a sustainable program customised to the Ngaanyatjarra School Lands.”  Aboriginal elder, Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward says, "Learning to be mindful to look after our health and wellbeing will be relevant for many generations to come.  I’m looking forward to welcoming the team from Yogazeit to our Land and sharing our knowledge to help them support our young generations with breathing, mindfulness and movement."  Learning to live mindfully helps us to increase focus, decrease stress and manage our emotions, and ultimately helps us to cope in difficult times. To learn more about the NLS program, partners and/or support our vison, please visit  Yogazeit . This project has been funded by Healthway and Here to Be and is supported by Act Belong Commit and Fair Game Australia and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands School. InMobi Appoints Krista Thomas Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing for InMobi Marketing Cloud 2021-04-09T01:57:54Z inmobi-appoints-krista-thomas-senior-vice-president-and-global-head-of-marketing-for-inmobi-marketing-cloud Sydney, Australia – Friday, April 9, 2021 – InMobi, one of the world’s leading independent marketing cloud today announced that it has appointed Krista Thomas, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing for InMobi Marketing Cloud. The proven ad tech veteran will leverage 20 years in the media and marketing industries to dramatically expand InMobi Marketing Cloud’s global awareness and influence, optimise customer acquisition, and launch innovative new solutions that leverage InMobi’s end-to-end advertising solutions to activate audiences, drive meaningful connections, and ignite growth. “As InMobi builds toward its next phase of growth, we are thrilled to welcome Krista to the executive team as InMobi Marketing Cloud’s first Global Head of Marketing,” said Abhay Singhal, Co-Founder of InMobi Group and CEO, InMobi Marketing Cloud. “She will play an instrumental role in advancing our mission to drive real connections between brands and consumers through intelligent, mobile-first experiences.” “InMobi Marketing Cloud has delivered steady growth around the world, extending its lead as a top three mobile advertising provider and the only one fully committed to transparency and an open media ecosystem,” said Krista Thomas, SVP and Global Head of Marketing, InMobi Marketing Cloud. “Coming off of 2020, consumers time spent with mobile is up 20% to 4.2 hours per day – 8% more than Live TV[1] – and corresponding media spend is up 26% to $240 billion[2]. As vaccines continue to roll-out and doors reopen, businesses everywhere are seeking partners that can help them reengage and reignite their audiences to take or defend market share. InMobi is that partner, and now is the time.” Previously, Thomas was SVP Marketing for Amobee where she helped define the company’s TV-first strategy, built a world-class marketing discipline, and relaunched the brand’s positioning and messaging in support of its breakthrough CTV Allocator solution. With the onset of Covid-19, Thomas was also a co-founder of the #AdTechCares consortium. Now comprising 50+ industry partners, including InMobi, #AdTechCares has launched three Covid-19 PSA campaigns to combat misinformation about the pandemic and vaccines, support fact-based journalism and affirm that Black lives matter around the world. To learn more, visit AdTechCares on LinkedIn. Formerly, Thomas was SVP Marketing for VideoAmp and previously, VP Product Marketing for Rubicon Project (now Magnite) where she helped the company go public in 2014 and collaborated closely with InMobi to launch and drive the adoption of programmatic mobile and video advertising around the world. Earlier, she rose through the ranks of eBay / Shopping.com, AOL Time Warner, and Thomson Reuters and helped launch such startups as Ad.ly, Quantcast, and Sean Parker’s Plaxo. About InMobi InMobi drives real connections between brands and consumers by leveraging its technology platforms and exclusive access to mobile intelligence. Its Marketing Cloud creates new paths for brands to understand, identify, engage and acquire connected consumers. As a leading technology company, InMobi has been recognised on both the 2018 and 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 lists and as one of Fast Company’s 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies. For more information, visit inmobi.com. 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Boutique Fitness Studios, the Master Franchise Ownership group behind CycleBar, announced today that they have partnered with former AFL player Tory Dickson and professional cricketer James Pattinson to bring StretchLab, a unique assisted stretching franchise, Down Under.  The franchise will cater to the growing demand for wellness services, which has seen a worldwide surge following the coronavirus pandemic. Owned by Xponential Fitness, a curator of leading boutique fitness brands, StretchLab has become one of the group’s fastest-growing brands over the last three years, with more than 300 studio franchises awarded. The concept offers customised assisted stretch sessions with trained FlexologistsⓇ who are trained in StretchLab’s proprietary material. The sessions provide an easy, quick and much-needed solution to the growing awareness among consumers for the importance of recovery to everyone – regardless of how active they are.  Matt Gordin, CEO of Boutique Fitness Studios, immediately recognised StretchLab as an exciting business model and an affordable entry into franchise ownership for Australians.  “The unique beauty of this concept is that it complements almost every other fitness brand out there. It’s adding value rather than creating competition. The franchise opportunity is an affordable, scalable way for entrepreneurs of all types to bring a proven and sustainable business model to their market. It also aligns perfectly with our ethos to encourage fluid mobility and positive energy and wellbeing in the community. It hits the target in every way,” he said.  Dickson and Pattison were motivated to invest following their own experience with remedial stretch, its myriad wellness benefits, and the franchise’s prolific growth across the US.   “Throughout my sporting career, I’ve experienced first-hand the role stretching can play to mitigate and recover from injury. It is no surprise this concept has taken off overseas. I’m looking forward to it succeeding here as a business and as a tool to help achieve or maintain individual well-being,” said Pattinson. “The buzz around personal wellness is now huge and only getting bigger. The relevance and appeal of stretching are so widespread, making it a great investment. From elite sportspeople and amateur athletes to ageing bodies and people who understand the benefits of maintaining positive, fluid movement, StretchLab caters to all,” said Dickson.   The first StretchLab opens in Currambine, WA, mid this year with direct involvement from stretch guru Brad Walker, the original Course Creator and Chief Stretch Adviser for the StretchLab Flexologist Training Program.  To learn more about the StretchLab franchise opportunity, please contact Matt Gordin, matt@stretchlab.com.au or visit https://www.stretchlab.com.au/franchise Bali, Islands of Gods is a marvelous and beautiful place 2021-04-08T17:19:40Z bali-islands-of-gods-is-a-marvelous-and-beautiful-place Bali, Islands of Gods is a marvelous and beautiful place. Many people choose this beautiful destination for their holidays. Indeed, Bali, Island of Indonesia, gather incredible asset for any holiday maker. It’s a dream destination. Beautiful beaches, incredible landscape with wild mountains, perfect trekking places, buzzing city and trending food places. Everything concentrated on one spot. Millions of tourists all over the world already choose Bali as their main holiday destination. Many people choose this perfect holiday destination to try new activities like surfing, diving, sports activities or Yoga. Other people decided to keep healthy and do some specific health and nutrition retreat in Bali Yoga and spiritual events are very frequent in Bali as the spiritual crowd is one of the most active in the world. The island gather individual from any nationalities passionate by mediation, Yoga, health, consciousness and mindfulness. So, if your decided to do a Meditation or spiritual retreat in Bali, you definitely choose the right spot. What kind of spiritual retreat can you find? You can find any kind of events, spanning form one day to a few days. Most of the retreat will include Yoga, Yogic philosophy, meditation or some specific spiritual practices (Buddhist, Taoist, Vipassana, Zen, Tantra etc. …) It's very important to check the feedback and reputation of the provider. Indeed, customers reviews can definitely help you to choose the right provider for your spiritual retreat in Bali. Indeed, the quality of customers feedbacks will give you a better idea of the quality of the service, the food and give your more details about the retreats itself. Location is another important topic too. Retreats can be all over the Islands in beautiful resort. Sometimes it will be good to check customers feedback on the hostel itself, to know if it really a good quality accommodation with professional staff and good food. ADDA YOGA located and Canggu Bali provide any kind of spiritual, mindfulness and consciousness activities and retreats. Our main service is Yoga studio, with daily classes for all levels. We have different styles of Yoga classes, some more dynamic, some physically challenging and some slow pace. So, if you are looking to practice Yoga in Bali, come and join us. We provide private Yoga classes in Bali too. Another part of our activity is retreat. We organized spiritual and health retreats for individuals. Those events spanned from one evening to 4 or 5 days and we try to cover different topics and practice as Meditation, philosophy, Yoga, health. If you need a full reset to relax and come back from your holidays with more energy and focus, get in touch with us. All our retreats are on Facebook section events. Sportly Signs Emerging Australian Basketball Star Shyla Heal As Ambassador 2021-04-08T06:36:44Z sportly-signs-emerging-australian-basketball-star-shyla-heal-as-ambassador Sydney, April 9, 2021 – Sportly.Me, Australia’s home-grown junior athlete development platform, has today announced a multi-year association with emerging Australian Basketball star Shyla Heal. The new partnership will see Shyla Heal become the face of Sportly.Me as it continues its growth as the centrepiece of a junior athlete development program and virtual community that provides training tools and support to coaches, clubs and players of all ages, abilities and across sports. With basketball identified as one of Sportly’s key engines for growth, given the huge national grassroots participation in the sport, the opportunity to partner with a player widely considered as one of Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming female athletes aligns with Sportly’s own growth ambitions. As part of the ambassadorship, Heal will provide unique content to Sportly in the form of instructional basketball videos for various skill levels, in addition to providing broader motivational content for the whole Sportly membership community. She will also document her own journey for Sportly, sharing behind the scenes insights as she continues to also challenge herself in her own basketball career. At just 19 years of age, Shyla has already achieved a huge amount in her burgeoning career. A top 5 scorer in the 2020 WNBL season, she was named to the All-Second Team as she led her Townsville Fire team to the Grand Final. Already a member of the senior Australian Women’s Team, The Opals, she aspires to be chosen in the Olympic Team for Tokyo later this year. And later this month, she will be part of the WNBA Draft where she is expected to be drafted by a WNBA Team to join the best Women’s basketball league in the world. Sportly.Me’s junior athlete development platform is focused on offering a safe, fun and supporting online training community for young players, to enable them to reach their full potential. It does this through elite training tools including sports specific workouts, performance insights and personal health monitoring. It also enables coaches to train more effectively, providing development tools with a greater focus on junior athlete well-being. The idea was borne as founder Damien Thomson searched for resources for his own daughters as they started playing basketball, a father keen to support their ambitions but did not know where to turn for guidance. “We are delighted to welcome Shyla as the face of Sportly.Me and couldn’t think of a better person that epitomises everything we are all about at Sportly. Shyla is a testament to hard work, a focus on goals and having a strong, supportive community around her, something we aim to provide athletes and coaches across the country in a virtual setting,” said Damien Thomson, Founder and CEO of Sportly. “While Shyla has already experienced great success locally, her career is really just beginning and mirrors our own global growth ambitions, and we look forward to growing together.” “I’m very proud to be part of the Sportly family. Their mantra of getting better together really resonated with me, as did the opportunity to be part of a supportive online community. This isn’t just about workouts and insights, it’s about providing a safe and positive place for members to share their results, learn and grow,” said Shyla Heal. “I’ve always been goal oriented and had the good fortune of being surrounded by a large and supportive community as I was coming through. This gave me the confidence and guidance that enabled me to focus on my training, and Sportly provides this knowledge and support to its members. I’m excited to meet and follow Sportly members and utilise the platform myself as I grow my career.” MEDIA CONTACTS David WolfCloser Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au Jarvis SchwagerCloser Communicationsjarvis@closer.com.au Pack Free Walking Trips in New Zealand 2021-04-08T03:55:29Z pack-free-walking-trips-in-new-zealand Thrilled about the upcoming border opening, pack free walking company Life's An Adventure offers New Zealand guided walking tours that feature the best iconic walks of the South Island. The most popular walk features a tatse of the four best walking tracks of New Zealand’s Fiordland region including the Milford Sound Track, the Routeburn Track, the Hollyford Track and the Kepler Track combined in a 5 day Pack Free walking holiday. At the top of the South Island they offer Pack Free Walks of the iconic Queen Charlotte Sound Track, the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or a combination of both. For further information, images, interviews: www.lifesanadventure.com.au