The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-28T12:16:31Z Best-in-class mileage logbook app releases free automatic tracking 2021-07-28T12:16:31Z best-in-class-mileage-logbook-app-releases-free-automatic-tracking Driversnote, a digital mileage logbook app with over 900,000 users based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is releasing fully automatic mileage tracking for all users on Android and iOS. The app also comes with additional features that support automatic tracking and make it easier than ever to keep a precise and timely logbook. Driversnote co-founder and CEO, Martin Poulsen, said, “We have seen time and again that users forget to track trips throughout the day and end up missing on their mileage reimbursement or tax deductions. It was important for us to create a solution that makes it easy to track every mile and maximise payouts for work-related driving not just for our customers, but also for new users. Thanks to the hard work of the Driversnote team, we can now offer fully automatic tracking to everybody!” As an alternative to the iBeacon, the newly introduced motion-based tracking will record trips as soon as users move above a certain speed - no need to open the mobile app. With this feature, the app will track driving, bus rides, bike rides and trips when the user is a passenger in another’s vehicle. Therefore, it was important that Driversnote creates a process of reviewing tracked trips for an accurate logbook. A simple overview of newly tracked trips After much user research to define the needs of those who use motion-based tracking, Driversnote created a simple and intuitive overview of trips to be reviewed where users have the chance to revise and approve trips and remove unnecessary logs for their reimbursement or deductions. This “To review” section is conveniently positioned next to the general Trips list and provides an easy way of keeping users’ logbook accurate and up-to-date. A well-loved feature - improved The Driversnote mileage tracker keeps all of its core features, including logging manual trips. Every manually entered trip now has a Plus button attached for faster creation of return trips. By tapping the newly introduced “+” button, a new trip is created, with the start point being the previous trips’ end address. Users are then able to input the end address of the return trip and all other details for a complete log that includes time, purpose and additional notes. Easy management of old vehicles and workplaces Throughout time, users may change jobs or get a new car. Driversnote now makes it easy to avoid tracking trips on old vehicles or workplaces by archiving them. All data remains safe and users can still create reports for old vehicles and workplaces. They can also be restored at any time, should users need to record mileage on them again. Driversnote keeps on successfully improving its top-rated mileage tracking app to make the mileage reimbursement process simpler and faster for all - saving time and money for businesses and employees alike. About Driversnote: Serving over 900,000 Android & iOS users around the world, Driversnote makes working life simpler for customers while saving them time and money with their mileage logbook app. For more, see https://www.driversnote.com.au or download the app on iOS and Android today. GameDay and Para Football sign headline partnership to support the global development of disability football 2021-07-28T11:18:42Z gameday-and-para-football-sign-headline-partnership-to-support-the-global-development-of-disability-football GameDay, the leading provider of digital solutions to international, national, grassroots and professional sporting organisations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has today announced an exciting new partnership with Para Football, the global body for the international federations of different disciplines of Para Football. GameDay will be working with Para Football to roll out a next-generation membership and registrations platform, supporting them to develop and grow the global structure, support and connectivity across the multiple disability football styles and organisations. A key feature will be the use of GameDay View, to allow Para Football to gain advanced insights into participation across different branches of disability football to help shape global development. The project will, over time, work across the member partners of Para Football, including 10 sport and international federations – World Amputee Football Federation; International Blind Sports Federation; International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football; Football International Federation for Players with Downs Syndrome; World Intellectual Impairment Sport; International Football Committee on Mental Health; Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association; and the International Federation of Skate Soccer – and 3 further International Organisations for Sport for the Disabled – Cerebral Palsy International Recreation Association; International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation; and the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome. Andy Graham, General Manager for GameDay, said: “What a great, exciting partner for GameDay! We love football, and Para Football has such a fantastic commitment to developing the disability disciplines of the sport around the world. We’re really looking forward to supporting their truly innovative and exciting program across their partner ecosystem, with GameDay providing to their collective worldwide movement.” Sam Turner, Co-Founder of Para Football, said: “Para Football was established to support the international federations of Para Football and connect the Para Football community around the world. Supported by GameDay and Stack Sports as our Official Digital Membership and Registration provider, we will be better equipped to support the worldwide growth of football for persons with disabilities. The ability to measure and present the real data around Para Football participation is key to our future success, therefore working with the recognised experts in the field makes absolute sense. Para Football depends upon limited resources and a network of amazing volunteers, therefore partnerships such as this make our work more efficient, effective and impactful, ensuring a positive future of football for all.” About GameDay Gameday have been providing next generation sports technology solutions in the Australian market since 2001 and have extended the key markets they work in across the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. Other GameDay partners in the European region include the International Bowling Federation, Rugby Football League, Basketball England, Run For All, Basketball Ireland, Cricket Ireland, GB Snowsports, the UEFA Foundation and Aston Villa FC Foundation. GameDay provides Membership, Competition, and Event Management platforms, and various digital website, e- commerce and auction fundraising solutions to the sports community. About Para Football Para Football is a new foundation and worldwide body responsible for developing football for persons with disabilities in the way they choose to play. The vision of Para Football is “Football for all persons with disabilities” and its mission is to “Ensure opportunity for persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others in football”. Para Football unites autonomous and independent International Federations of Football for persons with disabilities and supports National Football Associations to be more inclusive and develop football opportunities for persons with disabilities. We are creating a recognised home for all things Para Football at www.parafootball.com where anyone around the world can find a way to be part of the beautiful game. For more information about Para Football, please contact info@parafootball.com or visit its channels: ➔ Website: www.parafootball.com ➔ Twitter: @ParaFootball_ ➔ Instagram: Para Football_ ➔ Facebook: Para Football Foundation ➔ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/parafootball ➔ Youtube: Para Football For more information and interviews, please contact: Greg SturgeDirector of Strategy EMEAGameDayPhone: +44 7935 217 320 greg.sturge@mygameday.app Sam TurnerCo-FounderPara FootballPhone: +44 7931 996681 Email: info@parafootball.com Canon Medical announces strategic changes to reinforce global HIT division 2021-07-28T08:24:35Z canon-medical-announces-strategic-changes-to-reinforce-global-hit-division Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture Japan – July 20, 2021 – Canon Medical Systems Corporation has today announced a major operational plan to strengthen its healthcare information technology (HIT) division.   The HIT division will broaden its capabilities and leverage Canon Medical’s global infrastructure to accelerate the delivery of a full range of Enterprise, AI, and Collaborative imaging solutions. As part of the development, Vital Images, Inc. will adopt the Canon Medical brand to support a more unified business approach.   The entire reform, which is expected to take time to complete, will further solidify the company’s goal of strengthening HIT as a key growth pillar – enabling customers to access the full range of solutions they can use to help improve patient outcomes and decrease turnaround time in a value-based healthcare system.   “This development represents a bold new future for our company, our partners and our customers,” says Toshio Takiguchi, CEO and President of Canon Medical. “Enhancing our HIT solution and service provision is the natural next step in a world that demands accurate and immediate results across the entire hospital enterprise.”   Jim Litterer, President and CEO of Vital Images, Inc. says of the reform: “Canon Medical has a well-established reputation for delivering leading solutions that support the end-to-end needs of the evolving healthcare systems. I am confident that customers around the globe can look forward to enhanced service delivery, uncompromised quality, and an innovative approach to healthcare – which is why I am excited to strengthen the HIT division under the entity name Canon Medical Informatics, Inc., leveraging the global reach of Canon Medical”.  The formal name change will be completed effective Oct. 1, 2021.   About Canon Medical Systems CorporationCanon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features. At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners - our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website: https://global.medical.canon.   Global demand for camel milk surges 20% during Covid as consumers seek healthier dairy alternative 2021-07-28T06:19:09Z global-demand-for-camel-milk-surges-20-during-covid-as-consumers-seek-healthier-dairy-alternative Globally, milk producers report around 20% rise in demand for camel milk during COVID-19 and lockdown as more consumers shift from cow to camel milk, to help boost immunity. Known for its anti-inflammatory, strong protective proteins, anti-microbial and nutritious value; parents seek camel milk for children. CEO of camel dairy Good Earth Dairy, Marcel Steingiesser, once worked as a chemical engineer at BHP so how did he end up milking camels and drinking camel milk daily?    Australia has the world's largest herd of wild camels and their population is estimated to be about 3,00,000, spread across 37 per cent of the Australian mainland.    The demand for camel milk in the US and Asia increases due to its health benefits (it’s high in vitamin C and iron) and there are not sufficient numbers of camels available to meet the demand.    Camel milk retails for around $19 a litre in Asia. And in SIngapore a litre costs around $19 compared with just over $4 for two litres of cow milk.    Executive Chair & CEO, Marcel Steingiesser said, “Our intention for Good Earth Dairy is to be a major disruptor to the US$6 billion camel milk industry.”     “We have the opportunity to make the best camel milk,” Steingiesser said .    “Australia has an incredible reputation in food quality safety standards and that’s a great opportunity for all camel dairies in Australia.” he continues.    Previously camels have caused considerable damage in the Australian outback since they were introduced in the 1840s.  The wild herds grow at about 8 percent per annum and are culled in remote areas.      Wild camels can be caught and domesticated “We are able to access wild camels which enables us to expand” says Steingiesser.    Good Earth Dairy are looking to equity raise to expand their operations by allowing the company to fund the initial construction and approvals of their niche 5000 head dairy and enable the acceleration of Good Earth Dairy’s growth and also increase the company’s value     Good Earth Dairy has the capability to sell on average $10AUD per litre throughout Australia with 300g tins of powder selling for over $100AUD in China.     Good Earth Dairy's Intellectual Property has the opportunity to bring production costs down to less than $2AUD per litre.     The IP created includes the capability to rapidly and efficiently scale to more than 3 million litres yearly per designed module.    Good Earth Dairy will continue to innovate to become the lowest-cost producer of high-quality camel milk globally, through efficient scalable Agri-technology processes achieved by their commitment to research and development.     Scale is key to getting production costs lower, said Steingiesser. He’s drawing on his 14 year’s of experience as a former chemical engineer at BHP in the push to get costs down to A$2 a litre.  SurfaceWise2 verified as Australia’s longest lasting disinfectant 2021-07-28T03:28:09Z surfacewise2-verified-as-australia-s-longest-lasting-disinfectant In a world first, SurfaceWise2™, manufactured by Allied BioScience, has become the only product of its kind to be verified by a regulatory body to reduce germs by up to 98.5% over 15 weeks. SurfaceWise2™ forms a protective coating to provide residual efficacy on surfaces. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has listed SurfaceWise2™ as a hospital-grade disinfectant effective against germs, bacteria and COVID-19. This significant outcome was achieved through three-month pilots into the Australian Healthcare and Public Transport sectors and extensive independent lab testing that replicated real-world conditions. SurfaceWise2 enables continuous protection by forming an always-on protective coating that makes surfaces hostile to germs. This means that even 15 weeks after a single application, it is still delivering up to a 98.5% reduction in germs, even with regular cleaning. When lab tested in harsh conditions SurfaceWise2 outperforms all expectations. Following 1,620 simulated cleaning cycles, equivalent to 90 days on high touch surfaces such as door handles, SurfaceWise2 was still delivering a 98.5%+ reduction against bacteria and Human Coronavirus. By comparison other “long-acting” products were removed from the tested surface after just 18 cleaning cycles. Traditional disinfectants only provide momentary protection against germs. Once the product has dried, they are no longer effective and leave surfaces susceptible to recontamination when someone touches it, coughs or sneezes. SurfaceWise2 breaks that cycle of infection with its always on protection. The TGA has updated the Intended Purpose on the Australia Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) website to the following:   ·       “SurfaceWise2 is a Hospital-grade disinfectant against germs, bacteria and COVID-19. SurfaceWise2 is a hard surface disinfectant that forms a protective coating to provide residual efficacy on surfaces to reduce germs by up to 98.5% over 15 weeks.”   SurfaceWise2, exclusively distributed by Allied BioServices, can make environments safer by making surfaces continuously hygienic, enabling you to revert back to pre-COVID cleaning protocols and environmentally sustainable cleaning.   Please find the Public Summary on TGA’s Website here: https://bit.ly/3xWxSSV.   For further information or interview requests please contact:   Annalise Brown annalise@annalisebrown.com +61 408 986 702   -ENDS-   About Allied BioServices Allied BioServices is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to provide protection against germs, bacteria and viruses. The company has the exclusive rights across Australia and New Zealand for SurfaceWise2™, a revolutionary, always-on antimicrobial disinfectant coating that provides continuous, long-lasting surface protection across all industry verticals.         Cloud banking platform Mambu launches fully digital solution for SME lenders 2021-07-28T03:10:47Z cloud-banking-platform-mambu-launches-fully-digital-solution-for-sme-lenders SYDNEY, July 28, 2021: Mambu, the market-leading SaaS cloud banking platform, has unveiled a fully digital solution for SME lenders that cuts costs and speeds time to market.The platform not only provides banks and fintechs with robust, scalable loan management technology, but also easy access to an ecosystem of partners such as web-based identity authentication, credit checks and loan origination. These partners are vital to lenders wanting to offer speedy loan approvals – a key competitive advantage. According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), it’s estimated that there is an unmet financing need of USD$5.2 trillion every year across 65 million firms, or 40% of formal micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) globally, with the APAC region accounting for the largest share (46%).At the same time, there is more pressure on SME lenders to deliver low-risk decisions quickly via a fully digital customer experience. Mambu’s SME lending solution is designed for fast new product launch and offers great flexibility in order to quickly adapt to changes. The solution offers a variety of options to adjust loan conditions in order to support borrowers that are in financial difficulties. This flexibility helps clients to better serve SME companies and to release financial burden during pandemic times.The benefits of using the Mambu platform to provide this are demonstrated by several pioneering clients. Yanir Yakutiel, CEO of Australian SME lender Lumi, said: “By utilising Mambu’s cloud-native digital lending platform we’ve been able to respond rapidly when market conditions change, updating existing products and launching new options for our customers within days. This has been invaluable during the pandemic as we’ve been able to provide the support that our SME customers have desperately needed - when they really needed it. Mambu’s cloud platform provides speed and flexibility, while also easily integrating with other best-in-class products, so we can bring in the expertise of other high-performing fintechs to build a superior solution.”Elliott Limb, Mambu’s Chief Customer Officer,added: “Small businesses have been greatly affected by the pandemic. Whether that’s starting a new company or growing an existing one, there’s never been a bigger requirement for SME lenders to offer the services their customers need. And with Mambu’s composable approach we provide an agile way for our clients to build and shape new financial services around the businesses they want to help.”Myles Bertrand, Mambu’s Managing Director APAC concluded: "SMEs are the backbone of our economy, and it is vital that SME lenders have the technology in place to offer these businesses flexible lending solutions. With Mambu's cloud lending platform, SME lenders are able to service a diverse range of customers who may have been excluded from more traditional lending services, while also offering more flexible options, faster processing times, and lower overall costs."_ ENDS _Distributed by Whitehat Agency on behalf of Mambu Asia PacificMedia contact: rachel@whitehatagency.com.au About MambuMambu is the only true SaaS cloud banking platform. Launched in 2011, Mambu fast-tracks the design and build of nearly any type of financial offering for banks of all sizes, lenders, fintechs, retailers, telcos and more. Our unique composable approach means that independent components, systems and connectors can be assembled in any configuration to meet business needs and end user demands. Mambu has 600 employees​ that support 200 customers in over 65 countries - including N26, OakNorth, Tandem, ABN AMRO, Bank Islam and Orange. www.mambu.com BREAKING NEWS! XCELLERATE IT CHOSEN BY MICROSOFT D365 F&O CUSTOMERS TO AUTOMATE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 2021-07-28T02:12:12Z breaking-news-xcellerate-it-chosen-by-microsoft-d365-f-amp-o-customers-to-automate-accounts-payable Telstra Health and G8 Education have selected Xcellerate IT to implement accounts payable automation integrated with their ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O). The move solidifies Xcellerate IT as a preferred implementation partner for customers running Microsoft D365 F&O. Telstra Health, providers of digitally-enabled care for the community, will work with Xcellerate IT to implement Kofax ReadSoft Online, a dedicated cloud-based accounts payable automation solution. G8 Education, Australia's largest private provider of quality early childhood education and care, will implement Kofax TotalAgility, a fully integrated, enterprise-wide digital transformation platform that can be expanded outside of the accounts payable department to automate other business processes. As part of their digital transformation journey, and to get the most out of their ERP investment, Dynamics 365 F&O customers are looking for integrated solutions to streamline and automate their accounts payable processes. As one of the first Australian service providers in the enterprise capture and workflow industry, the team at Xcellerate IT are highly experienced and specialise in deploying the latest business process automation solutions, driving efficiency and empowering accounts payable departments with the skill and technology to minimize manual intervention and accelerate operations.  Xcellerate IT has managed the implementation of over 100 enterprise-wide, business process automation solutions, powered by Kofax. With a focus on accounts payable automation, our solutions meet the specific needs of our customers and provide them with insightful analytics, visibility and tracking.  “We are thrilled to be selected by Telstra Health and G8 Education to implement our tried and proven solutions that will automate the entire invoice lifecycle. With over 24 years of experience and more that 100 satisfied customers, we are proud to be the partner of choice when it comes to transforming business processes”, said Howard Boretsky, Managing Director, Xcellerate IT.  NI and Seagate Collaborate to Improve How Data Accelerates Autonomous Vehicle Technology 2021-07-28T01:28:02Z ni-and-seagate-collaborate-to-improve-how-data-accelerates-autonomous-vehicle-technology Sydney, AUSTRALIA - July 28, 2021 – NI (NASDAQ: NATI) and Seagate® Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage infrastructure solutions, today announced a new collaboration to enhance data storage and transfer services, including a first-of-its-kind advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) record offering. The announcement was made during NI Connect, the test and measurement company’s premiere digital event for engineers. The new ADAS record offering combines NI’s high performance in-vehicle data logging systems with Seagate’s data transfer and edge storage services, enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to efficiently leverage data to ensure the safety and reliability of the next generation of autonomous vehicles. The latest autonomous vehicles require more real road data than ever before, making efficient data storage all the more important. With this innovative ADAS record offering, OEMs and suppliers can modernise their data storage strategy from self-managed to storage as a service (StaaS), leading to reduced costs and efficient storage. The offering combines NI’s Data Record System AD in-vehicle data logger for ADAS and autonomous vehicles with Seagate’s Lyve™ Mobile edge storage and data transfer service. “Seagate’s Lyve Mobile helps avoid lengthy lead times and added cost for edge data storage hardware by moving from a CapEx to an OpEx model,” said Chad Chesney, NI senior vice president and general manager of the Transportation Business Unit. “As we announced at NI Connect, this collaboration with Seagate is a key component of how NI will accelerate the product life cycle for ADAS components and autonomous vehicles. Our open, partner-driven approach connects experts across an entire workflow to improve quality, speed and outcomes on the path to Vision Zero.” Seagate’s Lyve Mobile accelerates access to the data collected by autonomous vehicles for analysis and algorithm optimisation. Lyve Mobile Array can be directly mounted to the vehicle’s trunk and can store all the data in real time. After the data logging ride has been completed, it can be transported to the closest edge data center and can directly transfer the data for immediate use. “The combined offering from NI and Seagate provides a scalable model that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of ADAS and automated driving data storage and transfer solutions,” said Melyssa Banda, Seagate vice president for Lyve Mobile Solutions. The collaboration between NI and Seagate is positioned to grow beyond this initial offering. Together, they plan to build a comprehensive portfolio for data storage and transfer from the vehicle to the cloud, allowing OEMs to share data more efficiently and reduce development time and cost. As NI’s preferred partner for in-vehicle storage, Seagate intends to provide world-class mass data storage solutions to complement and enhance NI’s offerings. About NI At NI, we bring together the people, ideas and technology so forward thinkers and creative problem solvers can take on humanity’s biggest challenges. From data and automation to research and validation, we provide the tailored, software-connected systems engineers and enterprises need to Engineer Ambitiously™ every day. National Instruments, NI, ni.com and Engineer Ambitiously are trademarks of National Instruments Corporation. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies. About Seagate Seagate Technology crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. As a global technology leader for more than 40 years, the company has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity. Learn more about Seagate by visiting seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and subscribing to our blog. © 2021 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Media Contact: Antoinette Georgopoulos Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 antoinette@einsteinz.com.au AQUA ANALYTICS SIGNS A MULTI-YEAR ASSET MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH YARRA VALLEY WATER 2021-07-27T05:00:05Z aqua-analytics-signs-a-multi-year-asset-maintenance-contract-with-yarra-valley-water Melbourne – Recently, Yarra Valley Water, one of the largest water corporations in Australia, appointed the specialist water network intelligence provider, Aqua Analytics as its consultant to deliver leak detection services for the corporation’s water distribution area. Both organisations entered a three-year contract with an option to extend for a further two years subject to satisfactory performance and results. Yarra Valley Water has long focused on proactively, efficiently and effectively identifying and rectifying leaks in their network as soon as possible to minimise water loss. This project will see Aqua Analytics continue to identify leaks throughout the Yarra Valley Water distribution areas that cover 4,000 square kilometres and assets that consist of over 10,000 kilometres of water mains. If any asset defects are identified, Aqua Analytics will report these via a customised field asset management system that integrates with Yarra Valley Water’s ERP solution, enabling prompt repair and reducing leak run-times. The scope consists of both planned and reactive works based on real-time network intelligence such as minimum night flow indicators. Aqua Analytics’ team will use a range of acoustic leak detection equipment and sensors to achieve the project objectives and offer a range of innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of field activities. Commenting on the new project, Hugh Chapman, Managing Director of Aqua Analytics says, “We are excited to partner with Yarra Valley Water over the coming years to help them further reduce their non-revenue water. Yarra Valley Water are deeply committed to creating a sustainable future for their customers and our team shares this vision.” Every day, more than 2 million people – around 30% of Victoria’s population and 58,000 businesses rely on Yarra Valley Water for their water and sanitation services.   The project award coincides with Aqua Analytics opening a new office in Melbourne, their third opening in the last 12 months and now have a direct local presence in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria to better serve their customers' water network management needs.    About Aqua Analytics Aqua Analytics is a trusted partner for water utilities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia embarking on smart water networks, water loss management and pipeline condition assessment projects. Since the 1990s, the Aqua Analytics team has utilised technology to help towns and cities reduce water network leakage, improve operational efficiency, and deliver superior customer experiences through the design and implementation of water network intelligence solutions. For more information, please visit www.aquaanalytics.com.au Offering virtual infertility support in a revolutionary way 2021-07-27T02:36:31Z offering-virtual-infertility-in-a-revolutionary-way Changing the experience of infertility through a revolutionary approach to fertility care 27 July 2021 Perth-based ‘Your Fertility Hub’ are supporting thousands of women worldwide to live better through infertility through their innovative approach to fertility support and wellness.  For most women and couples, the journey through infertility is one of the toughest of their lives. Typically, not much support and advice is offered outside of medical care and individuals are left floundering - finding their own way through the confusing web of advice and not knowing where they can turn for support.  Your Fertility Toolbox changes all that and believes that no one should have to do this alone. A web-based app - the Toolbox contains a private members-only community filled with light and positivity plus a huge toolbox of resources focused on the mind and body - such as recipes, yoga classes, meditations and mindset support. All members are supported by coaches who are there to motivate, inspire and provide both individual and group support.  The app is the brainchild of Karenna Wood, internationally renowned and award-winning fertility coach who has helped over 3000 women to travel through and out of infertility more positively. Karenna says “Infertility is a devastating experience, one which many outside of it can’t even comprehend. It impacts on every area of your life and is strongly linked to high stress, anxiety and even depression. “There’s not enough support out there. Even though we have mandatory counselling within every fertility clinic here in Australia, often people aren’t willing to use this service and they need support at every step - not just during treatment or in a clinic setting. It’s those moments of loss and despair from a pregnancy announcement, hitting a key milestone or in the middle of the night when you believe this pain will never end. That’s when people need round the clock access to holistic support.” “Your Fertility Toolbox is about everything apart from the medical side. There’s already so much focus on what you need to do to get pregnant. Instead we are just there for support, inspiration and motivation and teaching members practical things they can do to feel better now, even whilst still trying. For example, we support our members to keep motivated on their diet, learn about relaxation techniques, how to foster hope, keep moving with our gentle yoga classes and how to bring back joy into their lives.” “We’ve had an amazing response from both individuals and within the fertility industry with clinics and practices now joining as corporate members so they can offer the Toolbox to all their clients.” Former Toolbox member Bayley who has recently given birth said ‘After a natural conception I had a miscarriage which I found difficult to deal with, following a year of trying my partner and I went to a fertility specialist and was given a diagnosis of unexplained fertility.  Despite undertaking psychology I was still  struggling with the miscarriage and was having difficulty dealing with having to undergo IVF.   “I found Your Fertility Toolbox via the Your Fertility Hub podcast. The toolbox helped me to gain perspective and turn what I perceived to be a negative experience (IVF) into a positive one. After the 1:1 chat with Karenna I felt more positive. The one thing that really sticks with me is that Karenna kept telling me I wasn’t broken which was a constant negative thought I had. Karenna also wrote some beautiful affirmation cards for me specific to my needs.    “All these tools combined as well as working through the worksheets in the fertility toolbox I was able to recognise my fears more clearly and change my mindset to a more positive outlook. The ongoing support from Karenna and being able to access and utilise the toolbox helped me manage going through IVF and change my mindset which helped me to achieve a pregnancy and I now have a beautiful girl. I now recommend this toolbox to everyone I know struggling with infertility.” Current Toolbox Member, Bridget couldn’t have managed without the Toolbox on her gruelling 5 year journey through IVF, miscarriage, surgery and now cutting-edge treatment as their last chance “After four years of trying by ourselves and saving for IVF but not getting there yet, I felt broken. It was then that I realised I couldn't do this alone. I was searching for meditations on YouTube when I came across one by Karenna. This led me to the Toolbox, where I discovered an amazing community of support and a wealth of knowledge and tools to help me cope with my journey.  “I honestly can say that the Toolbox was a game changer for me. Infertility makes you feel so incredibly alone, but I don't feel alone in it anymore. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do.” As Your Fertility Hub is a profit-for-purpose organisation, all members also know they are helping more women TTC through donations to international infertility and miscarriage charities.  Reaching over 200,000 people globally and with over 3000 members of our innovative Toolbox - we're changing the way people experience and talk about infertility. ENDS Media Contact:  Karenna Wood karenna@yourfertilityhub.com 0458 240 587   Links: Learn more about the Toolbox at https://yourfertilityhub.com/toolbox/  Find out about Karenna and Your Fertility Toolbox, including quick videos here - http://yourfertilityhub.com/about  See some of our videos and our popular meditations on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjEG761nvI3WNT9J3j0IYw  Listen to our popular podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/your-fertility-hub/id1281991003?mt=2 (60+ episodes) Attached images: Toolbox main screen on a phone Karenna holding one of our physical toolboxes which are sent out to corporate members of the toolbox to help them promote the Toolbox, including positive affirmation cards people can take away Karenna in her home office in the Perth Hills (the she-shed at the bottom of the garden!) Karenna on the cover of national parenting magazine ‘Offspring’  Bayley’s newborn daughter - Willow Ivy Many more images plus full size images available here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_A4WXUnUPNdKDxJ6p9QI4K8spxCmgbaq?usp=sharing  Interviews:  Both Bridget and Bayley are available for interview, however Bridget would wish not to be photographed as she is keeping her journey private.  Both are based on the east coast of Australia. Let us know if you require further members for interview and specify any specific location or story type. We have members all over the world who would love to share their story and their journey to the Toolbox.  ----- Bridget’s full story: We started trying for a baby 5 and a half years ago now. The first few months were exciting, hopeful and everything they were meant to be. We were trying at the same time as a few friends and after 6 months, when they were all pregnant and I wasn't, the first seeds of doubt were sown. Little did I know the magnitude of what lay ahead.  Our initial tests showed no issues with me and a low sperm count for my hubby. We were told we likely needed IVF but to keep trying as it could happen naturally. It took us a long time to save for ivf as we were also saving for a house. Naively I didn’t feel the pressure of time - I assumed IVF would work first time for us, but also held onto the belief that we would get pregnant before needing to take that step - it would just take a bit longer, but it would happen. So I believed.  Right before we were due to begin, my husband lost his job and we had to use all our savings to keep afloat. By the time we had saved again, Covid hit and we couldn't begin treatment. 4 years had now past. We had been trying every month, tracking ovulation, testing, hoping, praying for a miracle, riding that rollercoaster of hope, crushing disappointment, despair. I was devastated that it hadn't happened and terrified of IVF.  Our new specialist ran tests prior to our cycle and found that my husband's sperm count was now normal, however my AMH blood test showed very low ovarian reserve. I also needed thyroid medication and laparoscopy surgery to look for endometriosis. It was then that I realised I couldn't do this alone. I was searching for meditations on YouTube when I came across one by Karenna. This led me to the Toolbox, where I discovered an amazing community of support and a wealth of knowledge and tools to help me cope with my journey. The surgery confirmed stage 3 endometriosis and I then had to commence 3 months of brutal Down Regulation before starting IVF. I felt so broken. The medications put me in a state of artificial menopause and the side effects were horrendous.  Finally, we could begin our first IVF cycle, but it ended with only 1 embryo to transfer and it didn't implant. I was utterly heartbroken. I took a month off and did a second cycle which resulted in a cancelled transfer and then a FET (frozen embryo transfer). I will never forget taking the home pregnancy test and seeing, for the first time in my life, those 2 pink lines. I was finally pregnant, the nightmare was over.  Karenna, so closely invested in my journey was filled with emotion and happiness for me, as were the amazing community members in the Toolbox. They celebrated this happiness with me and I can't explain how wonderful that felt. I didn't know that my world would come crashing down. I miscarried at 5 weeks 2 days. The pain of losing our first baby after everything we had been through is indescribable and yet our situation got even worse.  Testing following my miscarriage revealed that my husband and I are a partial DQ Alpha match. This means that my body recognises our embryos as 'altered self' (cancer) and my immune system destroys them.  To stand a chance of having a baby we now need to bank embryos, fly interstate to get LMIT therapy and do heavy immune suppresion protocols for transfers.  I am about to start my 5th IVF cycle. We have one perfect embryo awaiting PGS results. It is a long and gruelling journey we are on, but I no longer feel alone. I have meditations specifically designed for the different stages of my IVF cycles, I have podcasts, articles, recipes, motivation. I have a support community where people truly understand what infertility is like. Where we all cheer each other on and lift eachother up on our darkest days. I have Karenna, who is there whenever I need her, to calm me, motivate me, advise me, comfort me. She helps me to keep that flame of hope burning, to believe that against all the odds, I will be ok and that I will one day hold my baby in my arms. If I am quiet within the community, she checks in to make sure I'm ok. She remembers where I am in my journey.  I honestly can say that the Toolbox was a game changer for me. Infertility makes you feel so incredibly alone, but I don't feel alone in it anymore. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do xxx acQuire launches GIM Suite 5 with a raft of new features 2021-07-26T08:44:56Z acquire-launches-gim-suite-5-with-a-raft-of-new-features PERTH, Western Australia (27 July 2021) – acQuire, a global software company specialising in geoscientific information management, has launched GIM Suite 5, a major advance to their flagship product. The new release includes a raft of brand-new features plus a transition to a new licence model. GIM Suite 5 has been built for the future of data management, with the aim to improve the way geologists and miners manage their geological data. The new release streamlines data collection from the field to sample submission and provides a way to seamlessly manage their entire field data collection workflow across mobile, desktop and web. New: Drillhole logging and sampling in web and mobile Steve Mundell, Director of Product at acQuire, says the company is focused on continually evolving the GIM Suite software to ensure miners are always working with the most powerful geological data management tools on the market. “We’ve focused on providing dynamic and interactive tools for geologists to match the way they work,” Steve said. “GIM Suite 5’s new interface is designed for drillhole logging and sampling across a range of drilling methods, from exploration to production, whether you’re collecting data in remote field locations or logging in the core shed. “It gives you visual feedback in real time when logging geological observations and sample intervals within a graphical log in web or mobile. “You no longer need to use multiple software tools for different logging scenarios.” Geologists working with geoscientific data can use GIM Suite 5 for Reverse Circulation (RC), air rotary drilling or Rotary Air Blast (RAB), air core (AC) or diamond drilling methods. Workers in a remote environment with limited or no connectivity, can capture drillhole data using the acQuire Arena mobile app. Alternatively, if they’re working online, they can easily capture data on any Windows device through a web browser. New: Streamlined data collection from the field to sample submission GIM Suite 5 smoothly integrates all the steps from mobile data capture in the field to creating sample despatch reports on the web. Users can plan, capture, import, monitor and despatch.  “This results in a fast, efficient, and accurate way to manage geological data across an entire field collection workflow,” Steve explained. New: Rapidly create complex data queries A new web-based tool, called Data Discovery, enables senior geologists or anyone on a geology team to discover and access all data stored in GIM Suite. “We want to give miners a way to dig deeper into their geological data, when they need to” Steve said. “You can rapidly construct complex queries in our web interface. The data discovery tool lets you create complex data queries and views with a ‘drag and drop’ tool. “You can construct queries, filter or aggregate data across data views, and create on the fly calculations.” New: Data definition library to improve data integrity Business rules and other parameters governing the quality and integrity of geological data are controlled from a central location in a new, web-based data definition library. This simplifies how data definitions are managed and allows you to apply business rules consistently across all methods of data capture. Configuration times for new projects are reduced because you can rely on your previously created data definitions. New: Cloud-based licensing solution acQuire has overhauled the way they licence their technology to ensure everyone who needs GIM Suite has easier access to the product. “We’re introducing a simplified and more flexible licence model for all users of GIM Suite technology with this release,” Steve said. “GIM Suite licences are now managed from a cloud-based licence platform, making it easier to access and manage team licences.” Find out more about GIM Suite and the all-new GIM Suite 5 on the acQuire website. Or, you can contact our team to discuss your geological data management requirements.  Collaborative Technologies Announces that RePur Disinfectant Has Received Two Approvals to Be Entered Into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for use against COVID-19 2021-07-26T06:33:41Z collaborative-technologies-announces-that-repur-disinfectant-has-received-two-approvals-to-be-entered-into-the-australian-register-of-therapeutic-goods-artg-for-use-against-covid-19 Collaborative Technologies, an innovative environmental solutions provider,   is pleased to announce that two of its proprietary Repur®  disinfectants have been listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) with approved claims for effectiveness against a  wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Repur® Hospital Grade Disinfectant has has been listed under ARTG No.  AUST L 371575 and a Commerical/Household Grade Disinfectant - Repur® Commercial, has has been listed under ARTG No.AUST L 371572 Both versions of Repur® Disinfectant are low odour, sustainable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, pH neutral and are fully biodegradable, powerful alternatives to bleach and quaternary ammonium based disinfectants, enabling OH&S, compliance managers and consumers to choose disinfection products that are non-toxic, highly effective and give peace of mind. Repur® Hospital Grade disinfectant, is patient friendly and safe for all staff, while being gentle on all surfaces allowing healthcare providers to increase speed and effectiveness of their disinfection regimes.  Repur® Commercial Grade Disinfectant is powerful yet user friendly, gentle on all surfaces and safe enough to use on food-contact surfaces without a rinse. Repur® comes ready to use, requiring no dilution, special protection or disposal as it breaks down to just oxygen & water   Ronen Hazarika, Managing Partner of Collaborative Technologies, commented, “We are delighted to have both Repur® products listed in the ARTG, which now allows us to aggressively enter into the Australian marketplace and offer a safe, powerful, cost effective tool to improve the level of hygiene in hospitals, critical care facilities, aged care homes and commercial facilities such as airports, commercial aircraft, food and beverage manufacturing, hair and beauty salons, schools and offices.” Collaborative Technologies are currently using the core Repur® technology platform to develop new products with applications in wound care, eye care, oral care, nasal care, dermatological conditions and animal wellness. Parties interested in becoming distributors or retailers for the product should contact: Lucy Acland, Business Development Manager Collaborative Technologies LLC Email: Repur®@collaborativetec.com Australia's mutual banks bear a heavy compliance burden following Royal Commission 2021-07-26T01:00:14Z australia-s-mutual-banks-bear-a-heavy-compliance-burden-following-royal-commission Australia has around 60 mutual financial institutions providing banking and related services to some 4.5 million Australians. These businesses range in size from less than $10 million in assets to over $16 billion. For many in the mutual banking sector the digital adoption process was already underway prior to the pandemic, enabling a much smoother, more agile, response, and helping to create efficiencies. However, the sector remains resource constrained and continually challenged by the rate and pace of regulatory change still flowing from the Banking Royal Commission and other sources.   This year alone we will see the commencement of:   ·                     new  design and distribution obligations commence October 5th, 2021  ·                     new internal dispute resolution systems commence requirements and systems (RG271 replacing RG165)   ·                     the introduction of a deferred sales model for add-on insurance commence  ·                     changes to anti-hawking provisions, and   ·                     a new breach reporting regime. commence October 1st, 2021  The challenge for the sector is how to triage these requirements along with, or on top of, ongoing compliance programs. This challenge is being dealt with against a background of internal constraints including tight compliance budgets, lack of skilled resources, managing and motivating remote workers, and maintaining a compliance culture in our organisations. GRC Solutions has released their first Financial Services Benchmarking Report. The aim of the report is to provide a view into the current state of compliance in the sector, understand where the current pressures are in the market and where there are opportunities for collaboration and improvement, and to provide a baseline from which the industry can grow compliance capability. A copy of the report can be downloaded here https://www.grcsolutions.com.au/  First-home buyer regional hotspots revealed 2021-07-25T22:25:16Z first-home-buyer-regional-hotspots-revealed First-home buyers are riding a regional house hunting wave and now exclusive data reveals just where they are starting their homeowner journey in NSW. New analysis by InfoTrack, innovators in legal and conveyancing technology, demonstrates that over the past 12 months first-home buyers in regional NSW have mostly sat in one of two camps. They are overwhelmingly interested in locations within a part-time commutable distance of Sydney, or close to a thriving regional airport. “The data indicates there is plenty of action and some refreshing standouts to speak about. Our May and June data tells us that the hottest suburbs are still those outer western suburbs of Sydney like Austral and Marsden Park. However, in the regions there is a lot more variety in the types of suburbs that first-home buyers are going for,” says John Ahern, Chief Executive Officer of InfoTrack. The most popular regional location for first-home buyers during FY21 was Hamlyn Terrace, near Wyong on the Central Coast, 113kms north of Sydney and 72kms from Newcastle. The sought-after suburb, which incorporates Wyong Hospital and is close to Tuggerah Lake, has a median three-bedroom house price of $540,000. 10 hottest regional suburbs:   Suburb                                   Median $ 3-bed houses                    Dist. from Sydney Hamlyn Terrace                      $540,000                                                         113kms Wagga Wagga                        $435,000                                                         459kms Greater Gosford                      $575,000                                                         85kms Dubbo                                     $350,000                                                         390kms Bathurst                                  $425,000                                                         200kms Tamworth                                $386,000                                                         414kms Rutherford                               $418,000                                                         179kms Cameron Park                        $525,000                                                         155kms Albury                                      $620,000                                                         554kms Wallsend                                 $530,000                                                         159kms * Data from domain.com.au “What is interesting is that Wagga Wagga is the next hottest area in the regions for first-home buyers. Although it’s far from Sydney, the median price for a 3-bedroom property there is $435,000 - and that comes with plenty of land too,” Mr Ahern adds. Despite being 460kms from the state capital, Wagga Wagga is home to a well-serviced airport with an approximate 1-hour flight time to Sydney. The bronze medal goes to the Greater Gosford area, a regional hub also on the Central Coast halfway between Sydney and Newcastle where the median house price is $575,000. “Also on the Central Coast, Gosford is further south and closer to Sydney than Hamlyn Terrace - and it’s a bit more expensive too - but that’s likely due to its proximity to the city,” he says. Dubbo, Bathurst and Tamworth place 4th, 5th and 6th on the list and are all more than 200kms from Sydney’s CBD. InfoTrack’s data also shows that Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Tamworth rank more highly with first-home buyers than middle to outer ring Sydney suburbs such as Blacktown and Penrith. "Now these are true regional areas that don’t need proximity to Sydney because they have formed their own regional centres. All three have major hospitals and airports, plus Dubbo and Bathurst offer easy access to on-campus universities too,” Mr Ahern explains. Although placing ninth on the list, Mr Ahern says Albury on the NSW state border was a stand out location according to InfoTrack’s latest analysis.  “The newest data gives us insight to the last financial year and we can see some regional areas have experienced a real shift in demand. This time last year first-home buyers in Albury were in the single digits, now we’re seeing almost three times as many making purchases in that postcode,” he said, adding that given Albury sits on the Victorian border some buyer interest could be attributed to migration from areas which endured extended lockdowns throughout 2020. Since the arrival of Covid-19, most Australian regional housing markets have experienced unprecedented boom conditions as dwelling values have out-performed metropolitan markets. Over the 12 months to April, combined regional housing values climbed by 13 per cent, while capital city home values rose by just 6.4 per cent, CoreLogic data shows. Despite that sustained growth, regional NSW still offers first-home buyers more square metre bang for their buck than in Greater Sydney. While Sydney’s median house price has risen to $994,298, the median price for a house in regional NSW is significantly lower at $586,982. The 2021 landscape for first-home buyers might have changed since mid-2020 when historically low interest rates, little to no investor competition due to Covid-19, and the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder Grant were all in play. And although the highly popular HomeBuilder program ceased in April, Mr Ahern points out that there are still active schemes out there to help first-home buyers to get on the property ladder. The New Home Guarantee (formerly the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) has been extended with an additional 10,000 places available from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The scheme means first-time purchasers can avoid paying Lender’s Mortgage Insurance and get into a loan with as little as 5% deposit. There is also the First Home Owner’s Grant, a $10,000 package for those purchasing or building a new home, plus the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme which allows eligible purchasers to apply for an exemption or reduction of transfer duty. “These home buyer schemes are often capped on purchase price and unfortunately those price caps are too easily reached in Sydney so first-home buyers are looking for options elsewhere. They also encourage first-time purchasers to take up home and land packages and one way to do that is to head to the regions where there’s more space.” - Ends - Notes to editors For more information about InfoTrack, visit: infotrack.com.au For all media enquiries or to organise an interview with InfoTrack CEO John Ahern, please contact Sandra Falzon on 0431 703 969 or Sandra.falzon@infotrack.com.au About InfoTrack: InfoTrack is the leading innovator in legal technology and pioneers of property conveyancing automation in Australia. InfoTrack’s integrated platform has been supporting over 8,000 businesses with technology adoption for over 21 years enabling clients to find, analyse, organise and communicate information more efficiently. InfoTrack’s wealth of data, deep knowledge and expertise of the Australian legal and conveyancing industry is your barometer for property activity from contract creation through to settlement. Giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers 2021-07-25T02:31:46Z giveaway-for-emergency-services-aid-workers-journalists-and-volunteers Galactic Bioware – a clothing engineering and design company based in Victoria, Australia and Utah, USA – today announces a giveaway for emergency services, aid workers, journalists and volunteers. Galactic Bioware is committed to increasing the availability of ballistic, stab and shrapnel protection to people who place themselves in danger in the service of others. These people include emergency workers, aid workers, journalists and media crew. Discreet protection that does not draw unwarranted attention is critical, and for this purpose, Galactic Bioware's 2021 Casual Collection is provided to these eligible professionals without overt branding or any marks which are reflective or identifying. 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