The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-03-01T05:13:11Z Sydney's Leading Mechanic Shop, Kismet Mechanical, Wins the 2021 Three Best Rated Award 2021-03-01T05:13:11Z sydney-s-leading-mechanic-shop-kismet-mechanical-wins-the-2021-three-best-rated-award Kismet Mechanical, one of the top-rated Mechanic shops in Sydney, has been bestowed with the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award, And its CEO Sanjay Sethi is thrilled to receive the award. "We feel very honoured, humbled, and privileged to be recognised by The Three Best Rated.", says Sanjay Sethi. The Kismet Mechanical has been a recipient of this prestigious award two times in a row. Various aspects of Kismet Mechanical are reviewed based on ThreeBestRated's 50-point inspection data, before listing it on ThreeBestRated® website. About Kismet Mechanical - Sydney Sanjay Sethi moved to Australia in 1989 and worked odd jobs for almost six months. Later he got into driving taxis. In the next 15 years, Sanjay ended up building a fleet of over 165 Taxis at its peak with over 400 drivers working part/full time. In fact, Sanjay got the idea of launching a mechanic shop while he was in the taxi business. He realised that with 165 taxis, they did not have any breakdowns in 450000 shifts, which gave him the confidence to start a mechanic shop. He founded Kismet Mechanical in 2012 to help the general public with vehicle maintenance and repair. Achievements and Accolades: Over the years, Kismet Mechanical has earned many accolades and recognition for their service. They are the recipient of ThreeBestRated award for best mechanic shops and several other local business awards. Out of all their achievements, Sanjay points out their ability to get three kids from underprivileged backgrounds through University in Sydney as their best achievement. Sanjay is proud of his crew. He says, "Having all staff being with us from day one when they started their career with us till today is one big achievement. They have been provided with shares in the company based on their tenure with the company. " Sanjay is also proud of their clientele. They have over 29000 and retention rate of over 98.9875%. They have also earned over 2044 Google reviews at 4.8 ratings. It stands as proof of their excellent customer service. What sets them apart? The Kismet Mechanical mechanic shop is open 24/7 on all days for service. The shop opens its doors even on public holidays. Sanjay feels that it is what sets them apart from their competitors. They also take pride in offering free complimentary cars to customers while their vehicle is being fixed at Kismet Mechanical. At Kismet Mechanical, they ensure that every vehicle that comes fo repair leaves the garage without any issues. Sanjay says, "We go through a three-person endorsement on the checklist. The mechanic who fixes the car hands over the car with a job card to another mechanic to check the work carried out and vice versa. After the test drive, the papers are finally signed by a senior mechanic and by me if possible." Kismet Mechanical continues to provide top-class and environmentally friendly vehicle maintenance and services to the people in Sydney. Visit their website to get in touch with them. How using digital increases ROI, grows pipeline and boosts sales by 70+% 2021-03-01T04:11:03Z how-using-digital-increases-roi-grows-pipeline-and-boosts-sales-by-70 Sydney, 1 March 2021: Aparna Lal, Director Marketing, Global Demand Centre, Microsoft Asia, will headline Digivizer’s forthcoming webinar into creating and optimizing sales pipelines.  The free webinar is on 16 March. She will share Microsoft’s marketing transformation vision, and how it delivers business success using connected sales and marketing strategies.  “With data, AI and content at its core, the Microsoft Global Demand Center is a scalable, efficient acquisition and customer lifecycle engine for Microsoft,” she explains. “And these techniques can be used by any company of any size. I’ll be sharing some of our experiences that I think will help other companies. We’ll look at planning, and how modern marketing builds connected marketing and sales programs that deliver results.” Data-led insights, real-life case studies Digital marketing that feeds the sales pipeline can deliver dramatic results. Recent research by McKinsey shows that B2B companies that use digital marketing and selling deliver revenues five times higher than those of their peers, and operating profits up to eight times higher. The webinar – The Marketer’s Playbook – will focus on how to extract a better return from digital marketing programs in the creation and delivery of sales. It will reveal how data can increase digital sales pipelines and conversions, how social selling can identify and qualify sales prospects and opportunities, and explain the role of thought-leadership in content marketing strategies. “Businesses expect their marketing investment to link to sales. With more B2B customers on digital than ever before, knowing how to engage them in ways that are authentic and relevant can yield significant results, as McKinsey’s data shows,” says Emma Lo Russo, CEO of Digivizer.  “Businesses want to hear from others about what’s worked, and the reasons for that success. We’ve worked with B2B companies that grew sales pipelines only using digital by 73%, and closed in excess of $1.5 million of sales in a quarter. So this webinar will focus on bringing case studies to life, and the opportunity to hear from and talk to Aparna Lal of Microsoft who leads demand generation across Asia.” Ryan Stott, Digivizer’s Head of Social to Sales, will explain how account-based selling creates leverage from social media to identify and nurture sales. Trent Rosser, Digivizer’s Head of Digital Performance, will demonstrate case studies around a number of successful paid media campaigns. Tim Horan, Digivizer’s Digital Editor-in-Chief, will explain how thought-leadership grows brand and drives executive and company engagement. The seminar is on 16 March 2021 at 2pm AEDT. Register for free at Eventbrite. ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer, founded in 2010, is Australia’s leading digital marketing analytics technology and activations company. Its digital insights help businesses get better results from their digital marketing, across owned, earned and paid media, in social, search and web performance. Digivizer gives businesses the information they need to make better decisions and improve their marketing ROI.  Digivizer’s digital insights are available through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform affordable to any business, and add-on digital marketing services.  Digivizer is an ad, development and technology partner of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google, and is a marketing and agency partner to Google and Facebook.  It is also a partner of start-up venture capital investors Investible and Remarkable, and of global online retail platforms Shopify and BigCommerce. Digivizer 30-day free trial plans are available at https://app.digivizer.com/register. Media assets Aparna Lal, Director Marketing, Global Demand Centre, Microsoft Asia, will headline Digivizer’s forthcoming webinar into creating and optimizing sales pipelines. The seminar is on 16 March 2021 at 2pm AEDT. Register for free at Eventbrite. Contacts Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigivizerFacebook: https://facebook.com/DigivizerLinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizerInstagram: https://instagram.com/Digivizer/YouTube: https://youtube.com/digivizerWeb: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer. Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz Sudo Roux unveils thought leadership film - 'Digital transformation in education: challenges and opportunities' 2021-02-28T22:07:24Z digital-transformation-in-education-short-film Film: www.sudoroux.com.au/education Sudo Roux has been a key technical partner in The University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) transformation journey since 2019, alongside leading digital experience platform partner, Optimizely (formerly Episerver). Using UTS’ story in a short film case study, Sudo Roux and Optimizely present a credible and measured approach to achieving enterprise resilience through transformation for the benefit of the education sectors administrators, academics, and revolutionaries. Background Globally, education sector revenues have plummeted in the wake of COVID19. The inability to quickly switch from traditional face-to-face modalities to an online and/or multichannel approach has exposed weaknesses in the sector. Many countries are looking to consolidate tertiary institutions to solidify their position. In Australia, universities face projected losses of $16bn by the end of 2023, as well as up to 21,000 job losses, with reliance on revenue derived from the physical presence of overseas students exacerbating the issue.  Challenges and opportunities The COVID19 pandemic has heightened the need for education organisations to embrace, engineer, and execute a transformation plan as a pathway to business resilience, in the face of these retreating enrolments and physical interactions.  The short film looks at the process of reinvention and rebirth through the lens of learning, IT, digital and marketing teams. How they plan, execute, monitor, and support the organisational and learner shift from a traditional view of degree-based education, toward a lifelong learning approach, delivered in a blended learning model with multiple entry/exit points and participation models. A future geared toward outcomes where free teaser courses, short courses, micro-credentials, and stacked degrees are the norm. Key Talent Matt Sayer Chief Technology Officer and Partner, Sudo Roux Dean McDonald  Head of IT - New Business, Enterprise & Community, UTS Fiona Anson Enterprise Learning Lead, UTS Kriti Colless Head, Online Program Management, UTS Emma van Blommestein Marketing and Communications Manager, UTS Film: www.sudoroux.com.au/education Web:  sudoroux.com.au www.optimizely.com Carat dials up Aussie partnerships for Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Summer campaign 2021-02-28T21:06:15Z carat-dials-up-aussie-partnerships-for-bundaberg-brewed-drinks-summer-campaign :   Being part of a cluttered soft drink category, Carat’s client, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, were looking to stand out across their key Summer sales period by defending not only their traditional Qld market, but also growing the southern markets of NSW and Victoria.   With domestic travel the only holiday opportunity, the campaign dialled up the Aussie heritage by moving into Australian platforms and content.   The approach by Carat was centred around TV, defined as a COVID-proof environment that grew during lockdowns and provided flexibility.    The two platforms that would achieve this included Seven’s Summer of Cricket, where it aligned with the BBD moments of sharing, family and Australian.  Also, for the first time, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks sponsored the Best and Fairest Segment where throughout the season, the commentary team voted and crowned a player of the match.     Secondly, Carat worked with Network 10 on a truly unique activation in The Amazing Race Australia which has been filmed 100% domestically in Australia for the first time.  This platform provided an opportunity for deeper and meaningful integration.   In tonight’s episode of The Amazing Race Australia (1st March), the founder of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Cliff Fleming, will be involved in a bespoke, in-program challenge.  This challenge, filmed in Queensland and home to the world-famous ginger beer manufacturing HQ, will see contestants take part in a ginger harvesting challenge to receive their next clue. “The Bundaberg brand is steeped in tradition and an iconic Aussie staple for family get togethers. Changes in consumer habits during COVID have allowed us to follow a more intuitive way of building our media strategy. The storytelling creative alongside the more humanising media channels such as TV were the obvious combination for our Brand. We’ve seen more Aussies drink our product than ever in our history which is a defining moment for this family business,” said Penny Glasson, Head of Marketing at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.  “Data driven approaches to our media strategy didn’t work during COVID because no one knew what was happening from day to day, let alone months in advance. The world was changing so quickly, and no report could give us the silver bullet on how to best plan ahead. We focused on trying to get a read on how consumers behaviours were shifting and building our strategy around our intuition. We leant on the team to build a media plan that provided us flexibility but also gave us authentic storytelling opportunities,” she added. “The business has outperformed the category during COVID which is one of the most competitive in the country. Australians are supporting Australian brands and for this we are so grateful. We’ve seen our business shift to 24/7 production capability to meet the increase in demand.” Craig Cooper, Chief Investment Officer at Carat, added: “Overall TV has seen inflation in this past Summer, but clients like Bundaberg have strengthened partnerships and integration to provide them with effective media reach.”   “Partnerships are not only an important vehicle for brands to align authentically within high calibre content, but also allow a brand to transcend a more traditional spots and dots strategy,” he added.     Team:   Media Agency – Carat Brisbane Craig Cooper - Chief Investment Officer Carat Australia Anthea Gaffney – Head of Investment Carat Brisbane Lauren Sayer – Client Director Mark Pearson – Investment Manager Kirsten Bucceri – Client Executive   Leontine De Sutter – Head of Content Partnerships – The Story Lab   Client – Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Penny Glasson – Head of Marketing Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Julia McMurray – Brand Manager AU/NZ  Ioanna Vlachos – Marketing Specialist    Creative Agency - Alike     Scholarship investment in scaling businesses supports economic recovery and growth 2021-02-26T03:53:09Z scholarship-investment-in-scaling-businesses-supports-economic-recovery-and-growth The Advisory Board Centre has announced a $150,000 investment into 100 business leaders across Asia Pacific to provide vital access to knowledge and networks to support business growth and economic recovery. The Scaling Business Scholarship has been launched at a time when the OECD’s Interim Economic Outlook has found that building confidence will be crucial to ensure that economies recover and adapt. This investment in scaling businesses will drive economic impact and prosperity by equipping leaders to thrive in constantly changing and competitive business environments.  The program is designed to prepare Business Owners and Leaders to more effectively achieve their strategic priorities through smart, scalable governance and advisory solutions.  The Scaling Business Scholarship, valued at $1500 per participant, includes: Enrolment in the Best Practice in Advisor Engagement™ eLearning Program Personalised program support Mentoring session with a global business leader to support action planning Comprehensive business diagnostic to help define key priorities for the future Access to a global network of influential and well-connected peers and Advisors through the world-leading Advisor Concierge Advisory Board Centre Founder and CEO Louise Broekman said scaling businesses played a crucial role in driving economic growth – both locally and internationally.  “The global pandemic has been incredibly challenging but it has also highlighted the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit and the power of critical thinking and decisive decision making,” Ms Broekman said.  “The Scaling Business Scholarship will provide Business Owners and Leaders, who provide valuable products, services and employment, with the confidence to thrive in uncertainty and volatility by enabling critical thinking, access to practical advice and robust scalable governance frameworks that support both quality and speed. “As Government’s across Asia Pacific continue to invest in training and upskilling workers, we recognise the significance of equipping Business Owners and Leaders with the knowledge they need to adapt, recover and drive growth.”     The program is a wholly funded initiative of the Advisory Board Centre which was designed based on feedback gathered from the global advisory community as they supported businesses to navigate the effects of the global pandemic.   According to Ms Broekman, after the initial triage period of supporting Business Owners to navigate the immediate effects, Advisors were reporting an increase in the number of Business Owners seeking support to explore options around repositioning their business and executing on strategic priorities.   “This Scholarship investment comes at a time when entrepreneurial organisations with high growth aspirations are poised to help drive economic growth and recovery.  The ambition and drive is there- we want to see more organisation’s achieving their ambitions and are providing practical support, increased knowledge and capability to help them on their journey.”   The Scaling Business Scholarship Program is now open for expressions of interest from Business Owners and Leaders.  The wider business community can also nominate a Business Leader for participation.   The program is targeting participation from Business Owners in key business hubs across the Asia Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.   Business Owners and Leaders with high growth plans are encouraged to register their interest at https://www.advisoryboardcentre.com/scaling-business-scholarship/.     About the Advisory Board Centre The Advisory Board Centre is the global professional body for the advisory sector.  We provide research, advocacy, professional credentials and education to support the advancement and adoption of best practice in advisor engagement.   Representing independent professional members across 10 countries, the Advisory Board Centre released the world first ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework, a principles led approach to support ethical, impact focused engagements at a board level.    About Louise Broekman, Founder and CEO Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor.   Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector.  In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first-hand experience in how a well-run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards and led the international research and development programs for the Advisory Board Centre Global Research Council.  She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region. JG Vertical: Problem solvers at heart 2021-02-25T23:05:10Z jg-vertical-problem-solvers-at-heart JG Vertical are rope access specialists with a passion for problem solving and getting jobs done in a high quality fashion. All services JG Vertical provides are executed with this problem solving mentality in mind, from doing specialist rigging and lifting, to our commercial window cleaning  It's for this reason that JG Vertical are constantly chosen to undertake high rise window cleaning on some of Australia's most iconic and architecturally challenging buildings, such as the Sydney Opera House. JG Vertical uses Rope Access to be flexible and effective, along with roof anchor points to ensure safety. How to use call tracking numbers in Google My Business 2021-02-25T11:29:18Z how-to-use-call-tracking-numbers-in-google-my-business Setting up Google My Business is a good first step, but did you know you can take your marketing efforts even further? By adding call tracking numbers, you can learn valuable information about your customers to provide the best level of service at all times. Let's start with the basics. What is Google My Business? Google My Business is a free, online tool that lets you create a profile for your company. It’s more than just a listing, however, as it can be used for a range of promotional activities to expand reach. For example, businesses can connect with new customers via Google Search, Maps and more. You can even post images to help spruik your goods or service. And the best part? Anyone can interact with you by leaving an online review. Overall, it’s a great tool, and something everyone should be using, especially when it comes to call tracking.    What is call tracking? Call tracking software is used by businesses to source and record information about incoming phone calls. It works by assigning unique trackable numbers to each of your prospects, which provides all sorts of useful data about the person calling on the other end. Once set up, you can determine basic demographic information, which can go a long way towards closing a sale.  Putting it all together: how to set up call tracking for Google My Business  The good news is that setting up call tracking for Google My Business isn’t a complicated process. In fact, it’s actually really easy. Get a tracking number Start by choosing a call tracking provider and get your block of tracking numbers. Head to the info section of your GMB listing Log in at https://google.com/business/ and find your location. Navigate to your dashboard, and then click the “info” link on the left side to display the information for your business. Add your call tracking number Select the pencil next to your phone number and input your tracking number in the field labeled ‘primary phone’. Add your actual local phone number Enter your actual local phone number in the next field labeled “additional phone”. The algorithm will see that this local number matches your other citations and your website, so there won’t be any problems with NAP consistency. Once complete, you’re ready to start tracking calls from Google My Business. Note: when your listing appears in brand searches, in the map pack or via Google Maps, the phone number that’s displayed will be your tracking number.  End-to-end call tracking software and specialist support  Want to take your marketing to a new level? WildJar call tracking software is designed to make life easy for businesses of all sizes. As a leading name in the industry, we provide tailored product solutions that always deliver impressive results. Contact our friendly team and book a demo today. New Food Allergen Labelling Laws approved by FSANZ today 2021-02-25T05:52:59Z new-food-allergen-labelling-laws-approved-by-fsanz-today New legislation regarding allergen labelling of food and beverage products sold in Australia has been approved by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today, 25th February 2021. The Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) regulations have been introduced to ensure allergen labelling is more transparent and consistent on Australian food packaging, making it easier for allergen affected consumers to understand the label. According to the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), food allergy is a disease that has been increasing over time across the world, and countries such as Australia and the UK are experiencing some of the highest incidence rates.  In Australia, food allergy is currently estimated to affect 1-2% of adults and 4-8% of children under 5 years of age.  That is a significant amount of Australians and their families affected by food allergens, which, in the most dire of circumstances, has on multiple occasions lead to death by unintentional exposure to an allergen, but more often leads to significant health affects.  These have been estimated to cost the Australian economy around $7 billion each year. “Undeclared allergens has been the leading cause of a product recall in Australia for the past 10 years” Kevin Goddaer, Managing Director of Mérieux NutriSciences Australia said earlier today.  “Product recalls are a very costly exercise, not only directly, but indirectly in the way of brand damage, not to mention the impact on the allergy affected consumer.  Here at Mérieux NutriSciences Australia, we have been working with clients for decades to ensure their product labels are compliant with the Food Standards Code and other relevant legislation.  We take the guess work out of interpreting the Code, and advise manufacturers and retailers how to construct their food labels in a lawful and accurate way” Kevin said.   “The new allergen labelling laws will affect a significant number of products for sale in Australia, as did the Country of Origin law change back in 2016.  Whilst there will be a three year transition period to comply with the new legislation, we saw many companies leave their Country of Origin packaging changes to the last minute, which caused bottlenecks with printers, packaging designers and other related service providers, and ultimately caused stock write-off costs to the business.  We urge manufacturers and retailers to learn from that experience and start working with relevant companies to make the transition process as seamless and cost effective as possible.“    “Our company mission has always been to protect consumers’ health by preventing health risks related to food and more generally to the use of everyday consumer products.  With our allergen laboratory testing capabilities, auditing services and label compliance team, we can provide manufacturers and retailers a full service approach when it comes to their Allergen Management Plan.    We want to do our part to support retailers and manufacturers to meet timelines, and therefore will be prioritising allergen related requests to ensure all affected products are reviewed accordingly, well within the transition period. I’m sure there will also be many companies based outside of Australia who import their food products into our country, unaware of the details of this law change, and therefore we are also here to support them to understand Australian regulations and what they need to comply with before selling products. ” Kevin and his staff are committed to supporting the food industry to ensure the health and safety of their consumers.  ___________________________________________________________________________ For more information or a quotation on services we can assist you with, contact our friendly sales team at sales.au@mxns.com, or 1300 000 990.     Press contact: Melissa Makris melissa.makris@mxns.com, +61 408 071 068.   About Mérieux NutriSciences: As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services to the food & nutrition, agrochemicals, environmental, pharma and cosmetics industries. www.merieuxnutrisciences.com/au             ENDS Access Corporate Group Accelerates Global Expansion with VTN’s ANZ Website Launch 2021-02-25T00:56:32Z access-corporate-group-accelerates-global-expansion-with-vtn-s-anz-website-launch Today VTN, Access Corporate Group’s global retail community for mass premium brands, has officially launched its e-commerce website, www.vtnstore.com, in Australia and New Zealand. With dedicated websites for US and Europe in the pipeline, the launch of the ANZ website marks an exciting milestone of Access’ global reach. With this launch, customers in this region can now shop online for more than 100 individual SKU’s (Stock Keeping Units), curated from 11 international beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands, including Amilera, Bean Body, Bee+, Beeotic, eimele, Invisible Zinc, Lovekins, Minenssey, Napoleon Perdis, Savar and Vida Glow. The VTN website has been designed to deliver customers a sophisticated online shopping experience with clear design and intuitive navigation throughout, and user-friendly checkout process and secure payment gateway that includes PayPal and Google Pay, the purchasing journey has been thoughtfully designed from end to end. Products are easily identified through a sitewide search functionality, with detailed descriptions of each SKU to enable customers to find information on their benefits, ingredients and usage. Working directly with each brand and manufacturer, a dedicated chat and email support team is well informed to advise and answer any customer enquiries. Traffic to the VTN website is also bolstered from accompanying brand Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest communities, with regular email newsletters for product updates, offers and announcements. The launch of the website further cements Access’ ambition to make VTN the leading marketplace for premium beauty, wellness, and lifestyle products. The e-commerce website comes just months after the launch of the VTN app on Android and Apple app stores in China. At last year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, Access achieved a total GMV of A$210 million through VTN app alone.  “We are so thrilled to launch VTN’s website in ANZ region,” commented Livia Wang, Chief Brand Officer of Access Corporate Group. “It is exciting to be able to offer a wide range of products online for our Australian and New Zealand consumers. With a physical Sydney CBD store to come, we will continue to strengthen VTN’s presence both online and offline. In the year of 2021, expansion to the North America and Europe markets is set to capture a wider audience globally, while also adding to an already impressive catalogue of brands to our ever-growing portfolio.” Standing for veritas, tempus, naturae in Latin or ‘truth, time and nature’, VTN combines app, website, and boutique stores for a unique, direct brand-to-consumer experience. A sophisticated, members-only retail community of global brands, VTN instantly connects brands to a community of consumers that hold a shared appreciation for life-enhancing products. Access Corporate Group continues to grow and expand its footprint worldwide. 2020 saw the opening of its New Zealand office in Auckland, and this year will see offices opening in both the United States and Europe. The company currently serves more than 10 million consumers across the world. About Access Corporate Group Innovative brand management company Access Corporate Group (Access) was established in 2017 and has continued to grow rapidly since then. Originating in Sydney, the company now has offices in Melbourne, Auckland and Hangzhou, China, with more than 2,000 employees across its four international locations. With ‘Everyday Better Life’ as its vision, Access brings the best premium beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands to millions of customers around the globe.  Geelong citizens against floating gas terminal 2021-02-24T23:45:01Z geelong-citizens-against-floating-gas-terminal The community group Geelong Sustainability has called on Geelong residents to petition the state planning minister Richard Wynne to reject the gas import terminal proposed by Viva Energy for Corio Bay. Viva’s proposal was the subject of a community briefing last night which was attended by more than 100 people. Event organiser Sally Fisher said the number of people who attended the briefing “exceeded our expectations and indicates significant community concern about the gas import terminal.”  The briefing covered what this proposal might mean for Geelong and Victoria’s energy, business, economic, recreation, environment and climate future. Given the implications of the proposal, a key aspect of the briefing was an outline of the Environmental Effects Statement process, how it runs and opportunities to participate in this. Ms Fisher said “Viva’s proposal takes our community in the wrong direction. Fossil fuels like gas and coal are on the way out. Viva should focus on 100 percent clean energy instead. “Viva says it supports the transition to cleaner sources of power but so far the only detailed proposal is to import gas, a dirty, polluting fuel that can be as damaging to our climate as coal.” “Geelong can be a renewable energy hub. We have the infrastructure, skilled workforce, and proud manufacturing heritage to position our city as the place for a rapidly growing clean energy industry, especially given our proximity to the big battery planned for Moorabool. The petition to the Minister can be found here https://www.geelongsustainability.org.au/grng/ About Geelong Sustainability Geelong Sustainability is a dynamic and passionate community group focused on sharing information, building community resilience, advocating for the environment and supporting effective action for a low carbon future. For more information visit www.geelongsustainability.org.au The Cyber Canary Is Announcing How It’s Anti-Malware Helps You Fight The Three Biggest Online Threats To Your Computer In 2021. 2021-02-24T23:40:00Z the-cyber-canary-is-announcing-how-it-s-anti-malware-helps-you-fight-the-three-biggest-online-threats-to-your-computer-in-2021 The Cyber Canary has announced an Anti-Malware solution that is due to disrupt the antivirus industry. The Cyber Canary prides itself on the fact that its anti-malware protects users against online threats that free & other big-name competitors often overlook.    The number of cyber-attacks have increased by 300% in 2020 (FBI report). Exemplifying to all internet users that there has never been a more critical time to get protected. Here are the top three cyber threats that The Cyber Canary protects you against that you need to look out for in 2021.    Phishing Attacks Phishing attacks consist of a message sent to trick people into clicking on a link that can then expose them to malware and compromise their data. This message can take different forms such as emails, site downloads, or even email attachments from trusted sources.   With time these phishing attacks get more and more sophisticated. Hackers are getting even more creative in the ways that attack and compromise a user’s computer. Therefore, it is vital to have a forward-thinking cybersecurity solution to protect your online information.   It is difficult to differentiate a phishing attack from regular emails. Suppose the user inadvertently runs the malware. Often, there is nothing to draw a user's attention to the malware executing, and the first time they realise there is an issue, it is too late. In that case, The Cyber Canary anti-malware feature detects and prevents any infection or suspicious activity by alerting the user and terminating the offending process.     Ransomware Ransomware consists of blackmailing the victim by hijacking information and holding it for ransom. Hackers use this method by encrypting users' files and then only releasing them if the ransom is paid. Often, even if the ransom is paid, the keys required to decrypt the user's files are never recovered.   In 2020, ransomware attacks cost victims 200 billion dollars. Many people who fall into ransomware traps are helpless with no choice but to pay the ransom. Otherwise, they risk losing personal files that the attacker has encrypted.    Ransomware is a severe issue ruining millions of people's lives around the world. 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A typical Windows 10 system has many hundreds of processes running at a given time, and each of these can be doing many things to files on your system. In a clean system, these are “friendly” processes and pose no threat. However, on a compromised machine, a lonely process can cause havoc and can destroy files in seconds. Determining the good from the bad is more complicated than it may appear. Typically, antivirus software tries to catch these destructive processes using signatures-based detection and heuristics. The result is that rogue applications can go unchecked and infect your device.   A more robust way of catching ransomware in action is to monitor the very files the ransomware is going to attack. That said, this is also tricky because it may not be possible to determine if the file was intended to be modified or not. The Cyber Canary unique approach takes aspects of file monitoring but mixes in our proprietary “canary” file technology. 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For more household friendly reading and information visit: www.amgpest.com.au Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube: @amgpest   Like, Subscribe & Share BAI Communications announces new advisory board to support future growth in Australia 2021-02-23T21:27:00Z bai-communications-announces-new-advisory-board-to-support-future-growth-in-australia Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 24 February 2021: BAI Communications (BAI), a leading communications infrastructure provider, today announced the formation of a new advisory board for its Australian business. Six distinguished industry leaders will advise the BAI Australian executive leadership team, helping to guide the strategy, evolution and expansion of BAI’s broadcast, emergency services communications, 5G neutral host and telecommunication businesses in Australia.The advisory board strongly supports BAI’s role as a trusted partner in the broadcast sector, working with the industry to make broadcast networks of the future more resilient and effective. It will also be instrumental as the company accelerates the delivery of its 5G neutral host infrastructure offering to local governments and mobile network operators (MNOs) across the country. BAI Communications Group CEO, Igor Leprince said, “As technological advancements continue to reshape the broadcast and telecommunications industry, BAI is poised to assist government, MNOs, and broadcasters to unlock new revenue streams and fast-track delivery of connectivity solutions across Australia. Establishing this advisory board will be enormously valuable to BAI’s future, enhancing our vision and pioneering role in Australian broadcasting and telecommunications.” Also joining the newly established Advisory Board is Sydney-based Tony O’Malley, a competition and Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) lawyer and leader of PwC's Global Legal Services Network. Prior to joining PwC, Tony worked at leading international law firm King & Wood Mallesons, as the Managing Partner for Australia. Mr. O’Malley has a strong reputation for senior leadership and is recognised for his strategic thinking and ability to implement major change. Over the past 25 years, he has advised on many of Australia’s most significant corporate transactions and regulatory investigations in the TMT sector, working with national broadcasters, Telstra, Optus, and nbnCo. Tony O’Malley, said "It's a real privilege to be joining the newly constituted Australian Advisory Board at BAI Communications and I'm very much looking forward to supporting Peter Lambourne and the executive leadership team contributing to the direction and growth of the Australian business.” BAI Australia CEO, Peter Lambourne added, “We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre of expertise within our advisory board, as we continue to grow and develop our business, they will support our strategic planning and facilitate execution of our goals in Australia. We will be building out the board’s expertise and look forward to welcoming new members who share in our enthusiasm and recognise the potential of our solutions”. The inaugural members of the BAI’s new Advisory Board are: Bart Vogel (BAI Communications Board Director), Peter Lambourne (BAI Communications Australia CEO), Tony O’Malley (PwC Partner, Global Legal Network Leader), Alex Karroum (BAI Communications Board Director, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board), and Stephen Matthews (BAI Communications Group CFO). A sixth board member will be appointed in the months to follow.ENDSAbout BAI Communications BAI Communications designs, builds, and operates cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio and IP networks around the world. We are engineering experts and technology innovators with proven experience in delivering the next wave of connectivity solutions through long-term partnerships with broadcasters, transit operators, governments and MNOs. As a leading communications infrastructure provider, BAI’s neutral host solutions connect people, enrich communities and advance economies. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the US, where we have a majority stake in Transit Wireless. For more information contactLauna ConsidineMarketing and Communications ManagerM 0478 468 468 E launa.considine@baicommunications.com