The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-06T02:36:38Z National Group, Equipped for Everything 2021-04-06T02:36:38Z national-group-equipped-for-everything A proactive approach to scaling mine production up and down in line with demand and a buoyant contract mining sector has led to Australia becoming a major market for mining equipment rental solutions. In recent years, fluctuating demand for the likes of lithium, iron ore and coal has seen brownfield operations open, expand and, in some cases, close. For this reason, the option to rent equipment from a company that has a fleet-wide availability of over 90% and can offer up to 700 operating hours per month, per unit, is in high demand. That company is Queensland-based National Group. National Group has over 300 units of heavy earthmoving equipment available for dry hire, but it is more than just a rental outfit. It can bolt on mining services, equipment transport, equipment sales and, in some cases, contract mining to this primary rental focus. This broad offering is well suited to an industry constantly looking to adapt to changes in demand from mineral and metal end users. “Our customers, which include major miners such as Rio Tinto, BHP, Anglo American and FMG to name a few, have been looking to replenish or grow their fleet at existing mines and, as capex is still fairly constrained, they continue to choose rental options over buying new equipment,” Mark Ackroyd, Founder and Managing Director of National Group, told International Mining. “They could be looking at having equipment for 12 months, two, or three years, for instance,” he said. “If they are looking to increase production or expand mine site operations, a rental option provides them with a scalable solution, allowing them to use the equipment for a period of time and give it back when it is no longer required.” This flexibility can prove worthwhile for not only mine construction projects where excavators, trucks, dozers and the like may be moving overburden ahead of ore mining, but where new satellite deposits might have come into the frame as commodity prices change for the better. In the latter situation, shifting mining equipment from a capex to opex item can make shorter mine life operation economics work. National Group and the equipment rental business case is benefitting from not only the Western Australia iron ore and gold sectors’ expansion plans, but also recent uncertainty surrounding demand for the country’s coal. Ackroyd explained: “The iron ore market has been significantly strong for the last nine or so months. It started rising in May 2020 and has continued to strengthen. That allows the key iron ore miners to spend on developing further production opportunities, which also creates an opening for us and our equipment rental options. In that regard, we have seen an increase in the need for equipment in iron ore. “At the same time, the changing dynamics with the supply of coal into China has changed the mind set of key coal miners. Whereas once they were looking to spend capex on equipment, they are now more readily considering renting as this uncertainty and the ensuing capital reductions leave them constrained.” He added on the coal market specifically: “The fact that we, as a dry hire company, can offer to rent these miners equipment that allows them to have the same or lower capex inputs with the same mine output helps boost their investment proposition with shareholders.” National Group is strengthening its offering to the market by preparing to add equipment such as Cat 6040 hydraulic excavators, Cat 24 motor graders, and Cat 793F haul trucks to its rental portfolio. The company has been able to continue building out this fleet in the face of COVID-19-related state restrictions in Australia thanks to facilities across several locations and its captive transport and logistics arm. National Group is also furthering its technology offering through the Wolff Mining division. Acquired by the National Group in mid-2019, Wolff came with large-scale satellite bulk dozer push and semi-autonomous blasthole drilling expertise. The semi-autonomous dozer push offering, now referred to as Semi-Autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology by Wolff and National Group, won plaudits and admirers for its world first application of this solution in a mining production environment. Ackroyd said the company is continuing to invest in improving the SATS technology from a productivity and economic business case perspective. This has seen the company finance the development of a SATS truck that can travel to and park up at mine sites. The truck can accommodate multiple operators – with each operator able to control up to four dozers at a time, enabling semi-autonomous control of an entire fleet of dozers. Such a development could reduce the need to build a remote operations centre. National Group and Wolff Mining’s Semi- Autonomous Tractor System allows each operator to control up to four dozers at a time. Ackroyd expanded on this: “The new SATS truck has the latest technology – hardware and software – to enable the machines and satellites to better communicate. It will make the whole system a lot more efficient. “We’re now just waiting to deploy this truck at our next big SATS project.” Wolff’s semi-autonomous drilling offering is likely to be in high demand over the next three to five years too judging by the speed of autonomous blasthole drilling adoption across multiple mine sites in Australia. Ackroyd says the company is working on upgrading this offering in line with market trends. He said: “Fully-autonomous drilling will surely be the future, and we plan to be a part of that future.” Click here for more news from the National Group. Five Reasons Why You Should Choose ELDO 2021-04-01T07:33:47Z five-reasons-why-you-should-choose-eldo ELDO provide a large selection of Nitrile examination gloves, Vinyl examination gloves, Latex examination gloves, and Plastic gloves. They also supply Wet wipes, Dry wipes packed in plastic bags and plastic bottles, and here are five reasons why you should choose ELDO for your PPE supplies, starting with their professional experience.      ELDO have 20 years in the production and distribution in the disposable gloves and wipe industry. Secondly, they provide very competitive prices, with automatic   production lines and well trained workers to optimise efficiency and reduce cost greatly. ELDO support you to be the most competitive distributor in your region.    Thirdly, their short lead times, supported by more than 300 well-trained workers in ELDO’s factories, and more than 1000 containers exported annually. They are professional and flexible according to your requirements.    Number four are their multi solutions. Their knowledge of the local market, combined with their production plans, will support you to have multi solutions of the purchasing plan, and finally, their customer service. Top sales with professional skills will help you feel that is is always easy to communicate with a factory. All ELDO staff will stand by you, reply to your inquiry and solve your problems, no matter pre-sales or after-sales.    For 20 years ELDO’s business has grown through providing a very high level of service, quality and dedication to their customer needs, and their comprehensive range of products saves you time and money and enables you to buy from one supplier. Now they supply their high-quality products in around 1000 containers annually to more than 55 countries.     As they say, “On behalf of the ELDO team, we look forward to offering you our outstanding service in the near future”, and for more information on disposable dry wipes, disposable PE aprons and disposable sterile gloves please go to .  Leading Australian Restructuring Firm Branches Out Into Corporate Advisory 2021-03-30T23:15:40Z leading-australian-restructuring-firm-branches-out-into-corporate-advisory-2 MEDIA RELEASE 31 March, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LEADING RESTRUCTURING FIRM BRANCHES OUT INTO CORPORATE ADVISORY    -Mackay Goodwin expands its offering to corporate advisory services-    Leading Corporate Restructuring Advisory firm Mackay Goodwin announced it is expanding its service to include corporate advisory services to help clients grow their business.    The move comes after CEO Domenic Calabretta identified a real need to help businesses navigate some of the economic challenges that have presented themselves during COVID and succeed despite the economic pressures of the last 12 months.    Says Calabretta: “Mackay Goodwin has always specialised in helping businesses recover from economic challenges. Over the last year, it has become very apparent there are also some fantastic organisations, both listed and unlisted, as well as start-ups, which require specialist corporate advice about the most suitable business structure, growing their operations organically, how to secure funding or attract new investors, and how to execute mergers and acquisitions.”   “While we will continue to help businesses to restructure, it is imperative for our economy that new businesses can emerge, with a solid foundation for success, and the team at Mackay Goodwin is passionate about helping them to flourish,” he continues.   Mackay Goodwin has appointed two Joint Head of Advisory to head the new team. Anthony Lucic has more than 15 years of insight and experience advising business and government organisations. Anthony has worked closely with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as international governing bodies, in particular throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His experience directing multiple business units simultaneously, maximising investment outcomes, driving commercial initiatives, mitigating risk and ensuring advisory expectations are met, offer a breadth of knowledge for Mackay Goodwin’s new Advisory division.  Michael J. Bogue (BCom) is a lateral thinking M&A practitioner and senior business executive with more than 25 years’ top tier experience across numerous industry sectors. He has worked in both large and boutique style M&A practices most notably within JPMorgan Chase & Co’s investment banking unit as Co-Head of Mining & Metals for Asia Pacific and Australian Oil & Gas. He has held a variety of senior executive management positions within ASX and internationally listed corporations. His experience ranging from large-scale cross border M&A transactions through to start-ups makes him ideally placed to advise businesses on scaling, debt and equity capital raisings and moving towards ASX listing. “We are thrilled to have two such strong candidates to launch our advisory business, especially as their combined skillset allows them to work across all business sizes, geographies, and industries. We welcome Michael and Anthony to the team,” says Calabretta.    “The team is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and corporates to meet their business objectives and prosper in these challenging times. Navigating business set-up and structure, and securing finance, even as banks have tightened lending criteria, is critical for Australia’s economic growth,” he continues.   The move into a corporate advisory service offering is just the first step, with the company also announcing the launch on a free online Business Health Check assessment tool to help businesses at all stages of their life cycle.    “Our online Business Health Check tool is a comprehensive way for businesses of all sizes to assess what they are doing well and where there are gaps,” says Calabretta. “In keeping with our new business advisory focus, the Online Business Health Check covers different areas which help define business success, including sales and marketing, IT systems, as well as financial health,” he concludes.   The Business Health check is free for businesses to use and can be accessed here.     ends     About Mackay Goodwin: Founded by CEO Domenic Calabretta, Mackay Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading insolvency and restructure businesses and has carved a niche successfully working with stakeholders in distressed businesses. The company handles everything from complex restructures and recoveries for listed companies and on behalf of various financial institutions to advising SMEs and finding the most appropriate business solution that works for all parties.   Mackay Goodwin is offering several free advisory activities for businesses who find themselves in trouble. Aside from free webinars, it has also released a downloadable business survival pack. It is also providing an initial free consultation with businesses, and to assist the business community its staff have committed to providing two hours of their day free of charge to affected businesses for the next six months. Link to business Health check:     For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Fiona Hamann on 0415 191 659 or   Purpose Driven Companies Wins Aussie Mums Vote 2021-03-25T01:22:36Z purpose-driven-companies-wins-aussie-mums-vote Australia’s Happy Hair Brush, Modibodi and Mater Baby Products have been crowned the winners of the inaugural Vote On-Purpose Consumer Choice Awards, a Mumpower initiative. This award comes at a time where consumer are shifting their buying preferences in favour of purpose-driven companies. Mumpower, Australia’s leading agency for Mum-centric brands, introduced these awards to their network of 2,180 Mum Influencers with a combined reach of over 6 Million women. Over a three week period, the Vote On-Purpose Awards garnered votes from Mums Australia wide, to support their favourite brands that are making a difference to their world. This award not only set out to celebrate brands that are going above and beyond to act with purpose and make in impact on their wider community, it conducted an insightful exploration into socially conscious buying preferences. Christie Nicholas, CEO of Mumpower says, “mums in our network continuously tell us how much they value knowing about the heart and soul of the company - what they don’t see on the packaging. The brand story, commitment, and ethos inspires shoppers with better choices available to her. Given that Mums are in charge of 72% of household discretionary spend, this award acknowledges their voice and celebrates these brands.” The impressive line-up of 27 brands shortlisted included popular companies such as, Nespresso for their #RecyclingResolution campaign with Planet Ark which encourages Australians to keep recycling a priority in 2021; Household favourites like Bakers Delight who have been committed to supporting the Breast Cancer Network Australia for over 20 years to raise funds and assist with their My Journey Kits and daily operations; and Vetta for their Rural Aid Pasta initiative. Overwhelmingly, Happy Hair Brush won the Overall Most Loved Purpose Driven Company for their mission to change the emotional and mental wellbeing of people everywhere one head, and one heart at a time. Modibodi, the sustainable and ethically made health apparel range driving the ‘Give A Pair’ charitable programme took out Brand to Watch. And Aussie made, hospital-developed Mater Baby Products that supports Mater Little Miracles to raise funds for life-saving research and care to ensure seriously ill and premature babies can have the best possible start to life was awarded Purpose-driven Brand Most Likely to Purchase. (see full list here) Kristy Chong, Founder and CEO, Modibodi said “We are truly thankful that mum shoppers across Australia have recognised Modibodi as the Brand to Watch (winner) and as a brand they would mostly likely purchase (finalist). It shows how important purpose is in their lives, and how our vision to have "limitless positive impact" on humanity and our planet is significant.” Jen Harwood, Founder and CEO, Happy Hair Brush said, “our mission is to make one million people happy with our best ever hairbrush. This amazing result tells me that what we are doing is working and we are getting closer every day to realising this.” Through this process, Mumpower was able to determine that 3 in 10 Mums have no idea about the purpose driven commitment of most well-known brands, yet upon discovering it, 68% of them are now more likely to purchase as a result of their commitment to positively impacting the wider community. Ultimately, Mums will chose brands that authentically commit to a cause and educate the consumer effectively, because it enables her to make altruistic buying decisions. Popular influencer and mum of 2, Nadine Muller (@nadinemuller) says “People love helping people. Knowing that their purchase is essentially investing into something BIGGER - feels much better than supporting brands and business that are driven purely by profit.” For over 10 years, Mumpower has kept Mums at the centre of the conversation to become Australia’s leading agency, dedicated to shaping the way brands speak with Mums Shoppers. They do this on behalf of Mum-centric brands, by involving their vast network of Mums in the entire brand dialogue, from addressing product preferences, through to understanding and respecting how she wants to be marketed. This way it’s today’s Mums, who largely hold the cards to household spending, that shape tomorrow’s brands. Renovate, Convert or Update Water Systems with Element Plumbing & Gas 2021-03-24T07:26:38Z renovate-convert-or-update-water-systems-with-element-plumbing-amp-gas The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any home or business and it’s essential that all systems are working correctly 24/7. Brad Deutscher, owner of Element Plumbing & Gas, has a team of highly-skilled professionals that provide bathroom renovations, hot water systems, and general plumbing needs. Element Plumbing & Gas provides a full roster of services for water, gas, sewer and drainage needs for residential and commercial customers. Individuals can schedule preventative maintenance, have taps and fixtures upgraded, burst pipes repaired, and appliances replaced. The company also performs gas pipe work and installations for gas operated appliances and systems. The company specialises in creating simple solutions to complicated problems that makes clients’ lives easier. Hot water isn’t just a convenience, it plays a critical role in everyday activities, from cleansing the body to washing dishes. Element Plumbing & Gas provides electric, gas, solar, and hybrid hot water installation Perth for any lifestyle. The company’s professionals can help individuals determine which type of hot water system best fits their needs. Traditional and instantaneous hot water systems are options that the company can install and repair. People spend more time in a bathroom than they think and it’s no fun trying to style hair or apply makeup in a cramped space. When a plumber for bathroom renovation, conversion or new construction project is required, Element Plumbing & Gas has earned a reputation for quality work. The company works with existing and new construction projects. Renovating or enlarging bathroom spaces is an undertaking that everyone will appreciate. Plumbing services Perth encompasses multiple types of maintenance, repair and installation tasks that require the professionalism, promptness, care, and reliability for which Element Plumbing & Gas is well-known. Residential and commercial customers can also sign up for free membership, which entitles those who register to savings and priority service. About Element Plumbing & Gas Element Plumbing & Gas is focused on providing high-quality work, keeping prices down, building lifelong relationships, and creating trust among clients and tradesmen. The founder has 15 years of experience in the business, having traveled the world and worked abroad in different professional pursuits. Connect with the company on Facebook and LinkedIn. Media Contact Element Plumbing & Gas 3 Moira Lane, Scarborough Perth, Western Australia 6019 Website: Alarms and Security Systems are a Specialty at Sydney Electrical Service 2021-03-22T05:02:40Z alarm-and-security-systems-are-a-specialty-at-sydney-electrical-service-1 The installation of safety and security systems is increasing. They provide peace of mind for home and business owners and increase the value of properties. Sydney Electrical Service is a preferred provider and installer of the complex systems, along with IoT and building automation technology. Safety and security systems encompass a wide range of options and the electrical professionals can craft custom security systems for every need. The company installs globally recognized brands known for quality and reliability. Sydney Electrical Service experts are trained in the installation, testing and maintenance of traditional, wireless, and high-tech security systems in multiple environments. The electrician Bondi is skilled with security and burglar alarm systems that utilize remote controls, keypad access, and infrared detectors. The security experts are experienced in working with wired systems, those that connect to phone lines and wireless sensors, along with monitored and unmonitored security systems. Businesses and commercial enterprises often utilize CCTV systems that provide high-resolution images, night vision capabilities, and real-time monitoring. The electrician Inner West installs indoor and outdoor systems that aid businesses in protecting their equipment and inventories, and provide ongoing service and recommissions. Entry can be accessed via fingerprint and card reader technology, numeric pads, and set for multiple users. Sydney Electrical Service is a Level 2 authorized ASP providing a comprehensive range of electrical-related installations, repairs and 24/7 emergency services. The company provides preventative maintenance, strata management, and installs safety switches and fire safety systems. The professionals work on overhead and underground lines, provide reconnect and disconnect services, and perform upgrades and metering. The electrical experts are skilled in the installation of car charging systems and highly efficient solar systems. The electrician Sutherland offers free, no obligation quotes and upfront pricing for residential, business and commercial clients. Fully licensed and insured, Sydney Electrical Service can work on contestable works and is accredited by the NSW Department of Planning. Media Contact Sydney Electric Service Chifley Tower, Level 29/2 Chifley Square Sydney  NSW 2000  Australia Website: It’s now time to crown Australia’s favourite purpose-driven brand 2021-03-09T00:19:45Z it-s-now-time-to-crown-australia-s-favourite-purpose-driven-brand Cast your vote! Mumpower announces a stellar line-up of brands shortlisted for their commitment to better in their inaugural consumer choice award – ‘Vote On-Purpose’. This award is setting out to celebrate brands who speak with Mums and are going above and beyond to act with purpose to make in impact on their wider community. Nominated both by Mum shoppers and Mum-centric brands, the Vote On-Purpose Awards have seen the elite 27 shortlisted for their amazing efforts in creating a better world. Ranging from sustainability and green initiatives, altruistic commitments and a clear focus on making a positive social impact, this award shines light on companies, large and small, across all sectors, who have a greater purpose in place to support the wider community. Mums Australia-wide are invited to have their say, alongside Mumpower’s vast network of Mums and Influencers, who collectively talk to Millions of Mum Shoppers. Together, they will crown Australia’s most mission focused companies, making a difference to their world. There are the 3 award categories which include; Overall Favourite Brand, Most Likely to Purchase and the Brand to Watch. There is also a huge list of prizes to win. Mumpower Director, Christie Nicholas says “Mums have told us how important it is to them that companies are involved with social issues and movements. So this award is the perfect opportunity to celebrate these organisations and raise awareness for their commitments. This initiative allows Mumpower to unite brands who value Mum shoppers and involve Mums to shape the brands of tomorrow.” Brands nominated for the award include: Nespresso for their #RecyclingResolution campaign with Planet Ark which encourages Australians to keep recycling a priority in 2021; Household favourites like Bakers Delight who have been committed to supporting the Breast Cancer Network Australia for over 20 years to raise funds and assist with their My Journey Kits and daily operations; Modibodi, creating sustainable and ethically made health apparel and drives the ‘Give A Pair’ charitable programme; And many popular children’s brands ranging from Team Rescue dedicated to saving savable lives through educational TV on ABC; to VTech, the renowned toy brand launching a range of green electronic learning products to minimise their environmental impact, and more. Modibodi Founder and CEO, Kristy Chong said “we are dedicated to making a difference - this award would demonstrate we are not alone in calling out period poverty or period product waste. It would be a powerful endorsement of our efforts to make change. It’s a huge challenge we are taking on, but we believe in limitless positivity”. -end- To vote go to: Voting closes 12th March, (it’s free). Find the list of brands in the running on page 2. For more information please contact Mumpower: Maddison Magri | E: | P: 03 9598 9128 Christie Nicholas| E: | P: 03 9598 9128 I M: 0418 511 347 To view all brands nominated, head to: Caledonia Group Embraces SugarCloud to Unify Systems and Create a Panoramic View of Customers 2021-03-08T23:46:23Z caledonia-group-embraces-sugarcloud-to-unify-systems-and-create-a-panoramic-view-of-customers SYDNEY, Australia – March 9, 2021 – As our world continues to evolve, companies are making their strides in order to get ahead of the game. Caledonia Group knows it needs a new way to look at its customer data, and they chose SugarCRM to deliver a unified cloud-based platform to reimagine its sales and marketing operations.  The Caledonia Group is an integrated industrial services provider that specialises in total access solutions, insulation and cladding which are supported by in-house design and engineering together with 3D and VR capabilities. It serves some of the biggest companies from industries in Australia such as the energy, industrial and construction sectors. “Serving some of the biggest brands in the industry, it is paramount that we are able to bring the best customer service and experience to our customers. Having a panoramic view of our customers will allow us to not only have a rounded picture of the customer, giving us the opportunity to use data to guide our marketing and sales to improve customer journeys, enhance cross channel collaboration but also better able to serve customer needs and anticipate future demand,” said Bryn Jones, Group Business Development Manager, Caledonia Group. “Bringing our team into the Cloud also means that our team will be able to enjoy seamless access to information from anywhere they have to work from. That further helps us to not only promote internal collaboration within our teams but also ensuring that our customers receive our attention anytime they need.” “Providing a single view of customers through the Sugar platform, so that companies can provide exemplary services to their customers, is one of the core values,” commented Jason du Preez, SVP and GM, Asia Pacific, SugarCRM. “We are confident that SugarCRM will be working with The Caledonia Group to create a highly efficient and effective platform and process to develop a firm foundation to create customers for life.”  An Advanced Partner of SugarCRM, CRM Online Australia worked closely with the project team at Caledonia Group throughout the discovery and implementation process providing on the ground consulting and support.  “SugarCRM has enabled us, a CRM implementation partner, to provide a very complete solution, and we’ve been able to leverage this to support Caledonia Group in achieving greater insights from their customer data. With seamless access to information from anywhere, both in the office and when mobile, the business can now collaborate in real-time, with robust processes in place to drive internal reporting. We look forward to working with Caledonia Group into the future and providing continued partnership and support, “ says Glenn Richmond, CEO, CRM Online Australia. The Caledonia Group will leverage Sugar Sell, Sugar Connect to capture, track and analyse customer data that they could use to develop relationships at every stage of their engagement with their customers. Together with Sugar Customer Journey Visual Task Manager, the Caledonia Group will further enhance their value-adding solutions and services to customers across the energy, resources, infrastructure and building sectors.   In order to bring customers onto an omnichannel customer experience journey with them, and to capitalise on what AI-enabled capabilities can offer to help predict, forecast sales and churn, the Caledonia Group will be looking at future considerations with SugarCRM’s platform. To learn more, visit ELDO at the Forefront of Manufacturing Wet & Dry Wipes & Masks 2021-02-26T20:51:33Z eldo-at-the-forefront-of-manufacturing-wet-amp-dry-wipes-amp-masks By the end of 2019, China was facing the threat of COVID-19, and the family firm, ELDO decided to establish the face mask lines. Due to their good relationship and resources on the non-woven field, three fully automatic lines were built in a very short time. Each line daily output is around 120,000pcs. However, the face mask business is not only built to fight against COVID-19, ELDO’s mission is to expand the wipe business and to be the most professional and reliable wipe factory in China.    As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic progressed, one debate raged on as to the use of face masks by individuals in the community. People often wear masks to protect themselves, but it is suggested that a stronger public health rationale is source control to protect others from respiratory droplets. This approach is important because of possible asymptomatic transmissions.     There are mechanistic reasons for covering the mouth to reduce respiratory droplet transmission and, indeed, cough etiquette is based on these considerations and not on evidence from clinical trials.    Over 20 years ELDO’s business has grown through providing a very high level of service, quality and dedication to their customer needs, and their comprehensive range of products saves you time and money and enables you to buy from one supplier. They now supply their high-quality products around 1000 containers annually to more than 55 countries.     Finally, mass masking is underpinned by basic public health principles that might not have been adequately appreciated by authorities or the public. First, controlling harms at source (masking) is at least as important as mitigation (handwashing). The population benefits of mass masking can also be conceptualised as a so-called prevention paradox—ie, interventions that bring moderate benefits to individuals but have large population benefits.    The ELDO team look forward to offering you their outstanding service in the near future, and for more information on single use wet wipes, protective face masks and disposable latex gloves please go to .   Save your relationship with DIPAC; counselling, therapy, and mediation services online and in-person 2021-02-24T06:17:40Z save-your-relationship-with-dipac-counselling-therapy-and-mediation-services-online-and-in-person-1 For face-to-face appointments, our offices are open at Level 1 - 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT.   No matter how much we desire, life cannot be a piece of cake. It’s like a bumpy road, uneven most of the time. Especially, in the days we are living in, it is hard to keep yourself safe from emotional distress. Therefore, we should take any opportunity to help ourselves. Psychological distress can root from anything, trivial or great. According to a recent study, around 13% of Australians over the age of 18 suffer from higher levels of psychological distress. That makes 2.4 Million people. Young people are more likely to suffer from emotional strain than older people. However, that does not mean older people cannot be a victim to it. This could result from anything, trouble at work, problems in your relationship, struggling with your studies, or even an issue from your childhood. Struggling is not a sign of weakness. All of us struggle one way or the other. However, you should try to overcome your distress through different means. Counselling, therapy, and mediation prove effective in most cases. If you are having relationship problems, it is better to give yourselves a chance. Counselling can help bridge the communication gap that often becomes a lethal factor in relationships. DIPAC offers you a chance to face your problems so that your relationship can recover from them. DIPAC offers counselling services all across Australia, especially relationship counselling. These services are offered both for face-to-face appointments as well as online sessions. For appointments in person, you can contact our offices at Level 1 - 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For online sessions, we offer services via Zoom, Skype, and Telehealth. Our Canberra therapists can help you out with a wide range of issues, from individual problems to strengthening your couple. Our services are fair and affordable. DIPAC stands for discipline, innovation, persistence, attitude, and courage, and we stay true to our name when we offer our services. Here at DIPAC, we treat everyone equally. So, any issue in your life that has been troubling you, you can reach out to us on 02 6198 3423 or our contact form and we will get back to you. Reach out to us for any issue that is troubling you. Remember, you don’t have to fight your battles alone!   Element Plumbing & Gas Experts are Preferred Gas Plumbers and Fitters Perth 2021-02-23T04:43:24Z element-plumbing-amp-gas-experts-are-preferred-gas-plumbers-and-fitters-perth Safety is a No. 1 consideration for Brad Deutscher, owner of Element Plumbing & Gas. The installation, repair and maintenance of gas appliances and systems requires specialised training to ensure safety and adherence to all pertinent regulations. In addition to gas-related services, the company also provides plumbing services for residential and commercial customers. The company has a highly-skilled team of professionals that can install, repair and maintain gas appliances and outdoor grills, lines, meters, and associated equipment. The gas plumber Perth can perform testing and equipment checks, and install systems for regulation and detection for any size project. Gas is most often used for cooking, heating and hot water, offering a highly affordable alternative to electric. The highly-qualified and expert  gas fitter Perth performs appliance swap outs, gas leak repair, gas fitting and installation tasks, and makes connections to maintain existing systems and newer energy efficient operations. The services available at Element Plumbing & Gas also encompass a full range of water-related problems and emergencies. Drainage issues with sewers and stormwater drains are quickly attended to for the health and safety of every customer. The company is experienced in providing sewer conversions, home extensions and additions for every requirement. Element Plumbing & Gas utilises CCTV inspections to diagnose problems and as part of a regular maintenance schedule to identify and detect areas of potential issues in the future. The company provides solutions for hot water needs that includes gas storage to instantaneous electric systems that eliminates bulky, old-fashioned water heaters. No call out fees are charged and a free membership is available. Membership provides preferred customer status, priority on projects, and discounts on work. Individuals can sign up for a free health and safety plumbing report and Senior Card holders receive a 10 percent discount. Blocked drains Perth and gas problems are no match for Element Plumbing & Gas professionals. The company specialises in providing high-quality services, while keeping costs down. The company is committed to keeping wait times down to an absolute minimum and quotes for small jobs are available over the phone. About Element Plumbing & Gas Element Plumbing & Gas is focused on providing high-quality work, keeping prices down, building lifelong relationships, and creating trust among clients and tradesmen. The founder has 15 years of experience in the business, having traveled the world and worked abroad in different professional pursuits. Connect with the company on Facebook and LinkedIn. Media Contact Element Plumbing & Gas 3 Moira Lane, Scarborough Perth, Western Australia 6019 Website: New Research from SugarCRM Reveals a Customer Relationship Crisis 2021-02-18T21:36:11Z new-research-from-sugarcrm-reveals-a-customer-relationship-crisis Cupertino, Calif. - February 19, 2021 - Fuelled by a lack of visibility into customer data, companies are facing a customer relationship crisis. Fifty-two per cent of sales professionals in Australia believe that their CRM systems are unfit for purpose, while customer churn is costing mid-market companies an average of US$5.5M per year each, according to a new CRM and Sales Impact Report from SugarCRM.  The research reveals that many businesses lack the necessary tools to provide the kind of customer experience that will keep them competitive. Besieged with status quo CRM systems, sales leaders are struggling to ensure their sales teams are spending enough time with the customer and can access the data required to build and maintain these vital relationships. The report surveyed 1,000 sales decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, and Australia, and found that 49% of Australian sales professionals believe their CRM systems are costing them revenue - demonstrating the extent of the issue.  "Customer behaviour has fundamentally changed and businesses around the world are facing a customer relationship crisis," said Craig Charlton, CEO of SugarCRM. "Sales teams are bogged down with administration and stuck with an inaccurate picture of the customer with little advance notice or insight into customer churn. These findings are a wake-up call for companies relying on the marketing-leading incumbents in CRM with software that is tuned to steady-state and known customer behaviours." The research found that 53% of sales leaders are fatigued and frustrated with the CRM admin burden placed on their sales teams, which is taking them away from customer-facing activities. Indeed, sales reps are only spending 54% of their time selling. The CRM and Sales Impact Report also revealed over half of sales reps in Australia (52%) reported their customer churn increased in the last 12 months, with 52% of respondents having trouble predicting when customers would churn. And upon reflection, almost half (48%) of those sales professionals reported not knowing why customers churned.  In addition, 50% of Australian sales leaders admit that they cannot access customer data across marketing, sales, and service systems, leaving customer-facing team members without a clear picture of their customers. The gap in customer data, the millions of dollars lost to churn, and the lack of insight, prevents sales and business leaders from acquiring the intelligence they need to make both vital strategic and tactical decisions. Companies that close the data gaps and improve the accuracy and completeness of the customer data, stand to improve retention, increase revenue, and gain more predictable business outcomes.  To download the full CRM and Sales Impact Report from SugarCRM, including regional data for the US, UK, Germany and Australia, visit The Crosby Group invests in Verton Technologies 2021-02-15T06:26:57Z the-crosby-group-invests-in-verton-technologies The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, today announced that it has completed a significant investment in Verton Technologies (“Verton”). Australian-based Verton has developed and commercialised disruptive advancements in load orientation technology that remove the need for human held tag lines in lifting applications. These innovations play a critical role in improving the safety and productivity of global lifting operations. The Crosby Group and Verton will collaborate in the market to accelerate the adoption of this game-changing load orientation technology. By leveraging The Crosby Group’s global footprint, Verton will bring an elevated level of safety to an increasing number of workers. Robert Desel, CEO of The Crosby Group, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Verton in this rapidly growing space. 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About The Crosby Group The Crosby Group is a global leader in the innovation, manufacturing and distribution of products and services used to make lifting and load securement safer and more efficient, with premier brands such as Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Crosby Straightpoint, Acco, McKissick, Crosby Feubo, Trawlex, Lebus, and CrosbyIP. With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications with uncompromising quality that exceed industry standards. About Verton Verton is an innovative technology firm and inventor of the world’s first remote-controlled load orientation system. This revolutionary system makes taglines obsolete, removing the need for workers to be near moving or suspended loads, keeping them out of harm’s way. Verton’s range of lifting products also integrate smart technology to facilitate more precise load placement, faster task turnover, and superior analysis and oversight of operations. The technology will greatly benefit lifting operations by moving towards `hands free` lifting and keep workers clear of potentially high-risk zones. Inner West Residents Rely on Premier Solutions by Sydney Electrical Services 2021-02-10T04:17:39Z inner-west-residents-rely-on-premier-solutions-by-sydney-electrical-services From the suburbs to the seashore of the Inner West, the highly-skilled and trained professionals at Sydney Electrical Service provides a comprehensive array of Level 2 electrical services for every need. The company also provides 24/7 emergency services and free, no-obligation quotes. No job is too big or too small for Sydney Electrical Services. The company is familiar with all the roads and byways in the area, enabling them to arrive with alacrity. 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Media Contact Sydney Electric Service Phone: 0433 462 902 Chifley Tower, Level 29/2 Chifley Square Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Website: ICS vulnerabilities increased in second half of 2020 as gaps in remote work expand attack surfaces 2021-02-05T00:32:05Z ics-vulnerabilities-increased-in-second-half-of-2020-as-gaps-in-remote-work-expand-attack-surfaces Throughout the second half (2H) of 2020, 71% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable through network attack vectors, according to the second Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report released today by Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company. The report also revealed a 25% increase in ICS vulnerabilities disclosed compared to 2019, as well as a 33% increase from 1H 2020.The report comprises the Claroty Research Team’s discoveries alongside trusted open sources, including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), CERT@VDE, MITRE, and industrial automation vendors Schneider Electric and Siemens. During 2H 2020, 449 vulnerabilities affecting ICS products from 59 vendors were disclosed. Of those, 70% were assigned high or critical Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores, and 76% do not require authentication for exploitation. “The accelerated convergence of IT and OT networks due to digital transformation enhances the efficiency of ICS processes, but also increases the attack surface available to adversaries,” said Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. “Nation-state actors are clearly looking at many aspects of the network perimeter to exploit, and cybercriminals are also focusing specifically on ICS processes, which emphasises the need for security technologies such as network-based detection and secure remote access in industrial environments. It is heartening to see a growing interest in ICS within the security research community, as we must shine a brighter light on these vulnerabilities in order to keep threats at arm’s length.” Vulnerabilities on the rise in critical manufacturing, energy, and water and wastewater sectorsThe critical manufacturing, energy, water and wastewater, and commercial facilities sectors—all designated as critical infrastructure sectors—were by far the most impacted by vulnerabilities disclosed during 2H 2020 and shows increases from the previous two years across the board: Critical manufacturing increased 15% from 2H 2019 and 66% from 2H 2018Energy increased 8% from 2H 2019 and 74% from 2H 2018Water and wastewater increased 54% from 2H 2019 and 63% from 2H 2018Commercial facilities increased 14% from 2H 2019 and 140% from 2H 2018 Assessment of ICS vulnerabilities sees growth in third-party researchers The number of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 2020 increased by more than 30% compared to 2018 and nearly 25% compared to 2019. Two factors contribute to this spike in recent years: a heightened awareness of the risks posed by ICS vulnerabilities, and researchers and vendors increasingly focused on identifying and remediating security flaws as effectively and efficiently as possible. This growth indicates security research focused on ICS products is maturing. Third-party researchers were responsible for 61% of discoveries, many of which were cybersecurity companies. This signals a change in focus to include ICS alongside IT security research, which is further evidence of the accelerated convergence between IT and OT. Among all third-party discoveries, 22 reported their first disclosures, a positive sign of growth in the ICS vulnerability research market. The Claroty Research Team discovered and disclosed 41 vulnerabilities during 2H 2020, affecting 14 vendors. These represent the direction and core objectives of the team’s research focus. Overall, Claroty researchers have found and disclosed more than 70 ICS vulnerabilities to date. To access the complete set of findings, in-depth analysis, and additional steps to defend against improper access and risks, download the Claroty Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report: 2H 2020. AcknowledgementsThe primary author of this report is Chen Fradkin, security researcher at Claroty. Contributors include: Rotem Mesika, security research team lead at Claroty, Nadav Erez, director of innovation, Sharon Brizinov, vulnerability research team leader, and Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. Special thanks to the entire Claroty Research Team for providing exceptional support to various aspects of this report and research efforts that fueled it.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit