The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-22T05:17:24Z MedAdvisor partners with Adheris Health, the leading US provider of dynamic patient adherence and engagement solutions, to accelerate rollout in US market 2019-03-22T05:17:24Z medadvisor-partners-with-adheris-health-the-leading-us-provider-of-dynamic-patient-adherence-and-engagement-solutions-to-accelerate-rollout-in-us-market MedAdvisor partners with Adheris Health, the leading US provider of dynamic patient adherence and engagement solutions, to accelerate rollout in US market Melbourne, 22 March, 2019 - MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication management company, is pleased to announce it has signed an initial 12-month Digital Partnership Agreement with Adheris Health, the leading provider of dynamic patient adherence and engagement solutions. The relationship/partnership will offer extended digital adherence programs to Adheris Health’s pharmaceutical clients and across its retail pharmacy network. About Adheris Health Adheris Health, a Syneos Health Company, is a leading provider of dynamic patient adherence and engagement solutions. With customised patient behavioural models built on extensive data insights and analytics, Adheris Health has the ability to communicate with varying patient types as they move throughout their individual patient journeys – in the doctor’s office, at the pharmacy and in their home – through their extensive and proprietary data-driven platform. By targeting patients at the intersections of care with unique, dynamic, adaptable programs, patients receive the comprehensive support required to continue with therapy, resulting in improved success for all stakeholders – patients, providers and brands.  Adheris Health currently reaches over 197m patients on behalf of 26,000+ pharmacies, and has the largest network for patient and prescriber access in the US with access to 197 million patients, 295k prescribers, and direct access to 2.2 billion prescriptions per year. Adheris Health is part of Syneos Health, a US$7B company listed on Nasdaq (Nasdaq:SYNH) that provides integrated clinical and commercial solutions to biopharmaceutical customers Digital Partnership Agreement The initial 12-month Digital Partnership Agreement focuses on extending Adheris Health’s current suite of adherence and engagement solutions to include SMS & web-based offerings powered by MedAdvisor. There has been expressed strong interest from the US pharmaceutical market in increasing their reach through digital channels and the partnership is expected to generate revenue in CY19. MedAdvisor will derive revenue in a similar way to Australia for Patient Engagement Programs that are sold to large pharmaceutical companies in Australia. MedAdvisor will charge a set up fee and a per patient fee relating to the size and complexity of the campaign. Building upon the Australian experience of these types of programs in improving medication adherence in target patient pools, MedAdvisor and Adheris Health will explore the impact of multidimensional communications on patient behaviour. MedAdvisor’s timely investment in globalising its product platform over the past 6 months has been crucial in enabling it to enter this partnership and to support the sophisticated requirements of US-centric medication adherence and engagement programs. Keith Kiarsis, President of MedAdvisor Welam USA, commented: “Adheris Health has been the US leader in patient adherence and engagement programs for over 25 years. They have generated significant revenue from their proprietary and patented technology, patient delivery systems and measurement. These programs have demonstrated significant adherence improvement across virtually all classes of medications dispensed through retail chains. Through this partnership MedAdvisor will be able to combine our market leading digital capabilities with Adheris Health’s impressive network scale and extensive patient performance and clinical program design expertise. The resulting combination will be an unmatched multidimensional approach to patient support in the US, a market more than 10 times the size of Australia.” Robert Read, CEO of MedAdvisor, added: “We have been working toward this moment for the past 6 months. Aside from investing in business development in the US, we have significantly evolved our Australian product into a global product that meets ISO27001 security standard and US HIPAA regulations. Furthermore, the investment in globalising our technology platform is beneficial in the US, in Asia via our joint venture with Zuellig Pharma (previously announced) and in time, in Australia.  It is validating for our global expansion strategy that Adheris Health, the leader in dynamic patient adherence and engagement solutions in the largest pharmaceutical market in the world, has chosen to partner with MedAdvisor for expanded digital solutions for their clients, and we look forward to working with them now and in the years to come.”   Michael Skovira, President of Adheris Health, commented: “By bringing together Adheris Health’s extensive reach and deep adherence knowledge with MedAdvisor’s digital offering, we’re creating a better patient experience at scale. By adding this innovative digital capability to our suite of dynamic patient performance solutions, we’ll have the ability to provide customers with even more opportunities to influence positive patient behavior and drive improved outcomes.”   The parties will begin to market the programs from March 2019 with programs and revenue expected to commence in Q3 CY19. ---ENDS---   For more information   Jennifer Duraisingam Corporate Communications Manager Tel: +61 3 9095 3036 jenniferd@medadvisor.com.au   About MedAdvisor MedAdvisor is a world class medication management platform focused on addressing the gap and burden of medication adherence. Founded with a desire to simplify medication management, the highly automated and intuitive Australian software system connects patients to their community pharmacy, providing them with real time access to their personal medication records. Available free on mobile and internet devices, the platform also incorporates a variety of valuable and convenient features including reminders and pre-ordering of medications, which together improves adherence to chronic medications by approximately 20%. Since launching in 2013, MedAdvisor has welcomed over one million users through its connections with ~55% of pharmacies and a network of thousands of GPs across Australia. MedAdvisor was recognised in the 2018 AFR Fast 100 at position 23. MedAdvisor Welam is the operating name of MedAdvisor in the USA and it is promoted as Welam Health.   About Adheris Health Adheris Health, a Syneos Health™ company, provides dynamic patient performance programs that activate patients, improve outcomes and elevate brand performance. By leveraging the largest comprehensive networks for patient and prescriber access in the US, we support the patient through the most critical moments of care to ensure they stay on their prescribed therapy to maximize both brand and patient performance.  Learn more at adherishealth.com. FPT showcases enterprise blockchain Akachain at Money2020 Asia 2019 2019-03-22T01:41:19Z fpt-showcases-enterprise-blockchain-akachain-at-money2020-asia-2019 During the three-day event, FPT focuses on showcasing its latest blockchain-based solutions for the industry: Akachain. Powered by blockchain technology and smart contract, Akachain is designed to provide the technology infrastructure to support financial institutions in transforming business models and achieving operational excellence. One of Akachain’s major use cases is UTop, one of the first Blockchain-based loyalty network in South Asia, which promises to enable the conversion of customers’ accumulated loyalty into a pre-defined common point that can be used to exchange for a tangible reward in subsequent purchases. The two solutions are the testaments to the company’s continuous belief in the disruptive power of blockchain technology in the financial industry. FPT will also be presenting to the Asia Pacific market its success stories & capabilities in Fintech, including digitizing Banking systems, reimagining Insurance Industry and modernizing the Capital Market. Visitors can learn more about FPT’s expertise, success cases & solutions at Kiosk number 16, level 5, Marina Bay Sands Expo. Money20/20 Asia, a part of Money 20/20 global series events, is the largest Asian event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data & technology. Drawing 3,500+ attendees, including more than 1,500 companies and 70 countries, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. Money20/20 Asia is held in Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from 19th to 21st of March, 2019. Nozomi Networks and RIoT Solutions Team to Deliver Advanced ICS Cyber Security Solutions to Industrial Environments across Australia 2019-03-21T02:03:02Z nozomi-networks-and-riot-solutions-team-to-deliver-advanced-ics-cyber-security-solutions-to-industrial-environments-across-australia SYDNEY, Australia, March 21, 2019 — Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in industrial cyber security and operational visibility, and RIoT Solutions, today announced they have partnered to broaden RIoT Solutions’ delivery of services to customers in industrial automation, manufacturing, civil engineering, mine sites, power and building operations industries across Australia. RIoT Solutions will work with and resell the Nozomi Networks solution. “As a specialised integrator of robust and resilient ICT and IoT solutions within Australia, we are delighted to be partnering with Nozomi Networks. Nozomi Networks and the SCADAguardian product line greatly facilitates the integration of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) networks in a highly secure fashion. This adds to the high calibre of expertise we bring to our mutual customers within the cyber security, technical architecture and managed services domains, and will significantly assist our growth plans in the critical infrastructure space,” says Rob Merkwitza, Managing Director and Founder, RIoT Solutions. “We have and will continue to invest and partner with like minded organisations that understand this growing market and understand the value of true partnerships.” Deep knowledge of the complexities of ICS networks, continuous innovation and expertise in artificial intelligence have made Nozomi Networks the leader in real-time cyber security and visibility for industrial control networks. Now in its fifth generation of technology, Nozomi Networks is the preferred partner for leading vendors in IT cyber security. Its proven solutions support hundreds of thousands of devices in more than 1000 installations spanning energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities and critical infrastructure. Nozomi Networks has a proven solution for mapping, monitoring and identifying OT threats. It easily integrates and shares ICS information with large-scale IT/OT environments. RIoT Solutions help organisations capture the digital opportunity by bringing experience in OT and IT platforms, network and security, and partnering to apply this in a domain-specific context to help solve industry challenges. This enables customers to realise the benefits of converged networks including consolidated management and control, reduced costs, and increased visibility. With experience that covers all areas of IP network design and architecture, as well as security and risk assessments of large networks and critical infrastructure, RIoT Solutions is rapidly growing. Their high calibre of people and specialised skills across both traditional IT and OT fields has earned the confidence of new and renewing customers.   “RIoT Solutions has deep experience and a track record of helping customers realise the opportunities IT and OT present,” says Nick Borsky, Regional Sales Director, APJ, Nozomi Networks. “RIoT Solutions’ expertise combined with Nozomi Networks’ leading industrial cyber security and operational visibility solution is a very compelling proposition for businesses with industrial environments.”   Follow Nozomi Networks: Blog, Twitter, and Linkedin Follow RIoT Solutions: Twitter and LinkedIn About RIoT Solutions As experts at Securely Connecting Everything™ and with our wealth of enterprise ICT and industrial knowledge, RIoT Solutions is in a unique position to understand the challenges and requirements of building world-class smart and connected networks. Our team of network and security architects and engineers have extensive experience in the IT industry with a focus on mapping business requirements to technical outcomes. We hold a high level of expertise in industrial network and IoT technologies, validated architectures and industry specific solutions. RIoT Solutions is one of the few organisations in Australia that offers resources with ICS/SCADA security and industry specific training; certifications such as Certified SCADA Security Architect; as well as holding Advanced Specialised IoT certifications with many of our vendor partners. For more information, go to www.riotsolutions.com.au About Nozomi Networks  Nozomi Networks is the leader of industrial cyber security, delivering the best solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations. With one solution, customers gain advanced cyber security, improved operational reliability and easy IT/OT integration. Innovating the use of artificial intelligence, the company helps the largest industrial facilities around the world See and Secure™ their critical industrial control networks. Today Nozomi Networks supports over a quarter of a million devices in sectors such as critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and utilities, making it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks to operational networks (OT). www.nozominetworks.com    ###   Media Contact Suzi Paradzik RIoT Solutions M: 0412 130 250 E: suzi@riotsolutions.com.au. Nozomi Networks press contact: Lewis Khan lewis@pouncemarketing.com.au tel. +61423665628     Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured 2019-03-20T01:41:58Z arrow-electronics-and-freelancer-com-launch-world-s-largest-electronics-amp-electrical-engineering-services-marketplace-revolutionizing-how-hardware-products-get-designed-amp-manufactured Arrow Electronics and Freelancer.com Launch World’s Largest Electronics & Electrical Engineering Services Marketplace, Revolutionizing How Hardware Products Get Designed & Manufactured   Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a Fortune 500 leading technology solutions and engineering provider, and ​Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN), the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users, have announced the launch of ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com​. The new platform allows Fortune 500 companies and innovative technology creators to design and build hardware products through access to ​over half a million skilled ​electronic and electrical engineers. ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer will transform the way products will be designed, manufactured and delivered to market. On-demand engineering from ArrowPlus and Freelancer will catalyze a step change in research and development, cutting times from years to months through access to a global network of highly diverse technical skills and reduce cost to market. Now next year’s “new products” for CES Las Vegas are just a click away. Arrow Electronics guides innovation for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion ranking #113 in the 2018 Fortune 500, Arrow brings to the collaboration a large volume of high quality, high value projects, from established companies with a real demand for innovation and talent. Arrow has built a proprietary Certified Engineering network which has been a key differentiator in helping its customers win with technology. This new platform is designed to solve sophisticated technology problems spanning consumer electronics, transportation, healthcare, industrial, Internet of Things(IOT), telecommunications, biomedical, cloud security, firmware, hardware, and connected products in every industry. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with more than 32 million users around the world and over 15 million jobs posted in over 1,350 skill areas. Freelancer.com is used by companies from start-ups to global giants. Freelancer.com brings to the collaboration the platform and the world’s best expertise in running global online services marketplaces, allowing Arrow to transform its services business into a dynamic, connected talent cloud. Together, the exclusive strategic alliance is a category definer for how hardware products are designed and electronics & electrical engineering services are delivered. Businesses that need technology help from concept to scale can leverage ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer to find highly qualified experts, utilize Arrow technology concierge services that ensure project success, and go to market faster and more cost effectively. The full lifecycle of hardware product development can be accomplished through ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer including, but not limited to: ● Ideation & prototyping ● Analog & digital design ● Printed circuit board design ● Bill of Materials (BOM) part selection ● Custom requirements to product delivery ● Component consolidation and cost reduction ● Redesign for smaller size ● Documentation & translation ● Development of firmware, drivers and middleware ● Real-time embedded software development ● Integrated circuit design ● Manufacturing   “This breakthrough strategic alliance with Arrow Electronics represents the first launch of Freelancer Enterprise. We are absolutely delighted that Arrow chose to team with Freelancer.com on this landmark initiative,” said Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie. “Freelancer.com is the number-one marketplace for talent and skilled workers. We have seen increasing demand to solve difficult and complex technology problems from larger organizations. For example, NASA and the United States Department of Energy are using Freelancer.com to crowdsource technology solutions. We are excited to form an exclusive alliance with the most trusted guide in technology creation, Arrow Electronics, to break down barriers for larger companies with more complex needs to utilize our platform to accelerate technology.” “ArrowPlus brings the serious know-how of Arrow’s 80 years of engineering, tools, technology, and services into the platform economy with Freelancer. Arrow has become one of the world’s largest technology solutions companies in the last five years and beyond our own engineering we have built a proprietary network of certified 3rd party Arrow Certified engineering partners. Our Arrow Certified Engineering network has worked with marquee Fortune 500 clients to make products and technology.” said Arrow’s Chief Digital Officer Matt Anderson “We anticipate in the future that up to 30% of R&D spend could leverage a model where Arrow provides a technical concierge and project management to a vast network of high-end engineering talent. The products and services Arrow has helped design are helping people every day from paraplegic veterans regaining their sense of freedom and independence to mothers in undeveloped regions of the world giving birth more safely. If you are a company that wants to build a product, there is no better way to get started than with Arrow and Freelancer”.   About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at  FiveYearsOut.com​.   About ​Freelancer​ ® Eleven-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN) is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 32 million registered users have posted over 15 million projects and contests to date in over 1,350 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns ​Escrow.com​, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet with over US$4 billion in transactions secured. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer​, a global enterprise freight marketplace. Forward-looking statements This document contains certain "forward-looking statements". The words "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "project", "forecast", "estimate", “outlook”, “upside”, "likely", "intend", "should", "could", "may", "target", "plan" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Indications of, and guidance on, future earnings and financial position and performance, including Freelancer’s FY19 outlook, are also forward-looking statements, as are statements regarding Freelancer’s plans and strategies and the development of the market. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Freelancer, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Freelancer cannot give any assurance or guarantee that the assumptions upon which management based its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct or exhaustive beyond the date of its making, or that Freelancer's business and operations will not be affected by other factors not currently foreseeable by management or beyond its control. Such forward-looking statements only speak as at the date of this announcement and Freelancer assumes no obligation to update such information. The release, publication or      https://freelancer.arrow.com     IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO PLAN A FUNERAL 2019-03-18T23:29:59Z it-s-never-been-easier-to-plan-a-funeral-1 eziFunerals is pleased to announce the release of its latest video to help consumers plan a funeral online. Whether you are planning a funeral for yourself or for a loved one, our latest funeral planning video can help you learn more about our innovative platform. You’ll find out how to create a basic funeral plan in just minutes, and how you can connect with funeral directors in your area. Our eziFunerals planning platform is confidential, secure and free.   Watch our new Video   Funeral planning the easy way Peter Erceg, Owner and Founder of eziFunerals said “our SaaS funeral platform is simple and flexible. It’s up to the user whether to do comprehensive funeral plan or just connect with funeral directors online and get a Quick Quote. We want to empower consumers to take a more active role in the funeral arrangements, than they typically have done in the past. Our system lets you plan at need or in advance, leaving your family with a detailed record of exactly what you want. That type of information is invaluable when it comes time to make final funeral arrangements.” Among the features of the eziFunerals System are: Detailed funeral planning options. The ability to nominate a Funeral Guardian to take care of you final wishes. Connect with independent funeral homes Australia wide. Free funeral resources and guides. Create an Advanced Health Care plan. Private and secure storage of personal end of life records. Big savings on time and funeral costs. According to Peter Erceg, “eziFunerals is a leader in an industry that is slow to change. eziFunerals is constantly evolving. Our latest features, including ‘Advanced Health Care Planning’, significantly improves the interface for people using mobile devices. End of Life planning is not something that most of us want to do, so we use today’s technology to make it as easy and convenient as possible.”   How it works Go to www.ezifunerals.com.au Register as a new Funeral Consumer, or simply login to your account. Select a Planning module option and follow the steps provided in each section.   Learn More About Death & Funerals in Australia Read our FREE funeral guides View our BLOGS & ARTICLES Get your FREE Book: ‘What Kind of Funeral'   About eziFunerals eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company.   Conquer Kozi raises over $47,000 for R U OK? 2019-03-14T04:47:28Z conquer-kozi-raises-over-47-000-for-r-u-ok Over 55 keen walkers joined R U OK? Ambassadors Steve ‘Commando’ Willis and Rob Mills to Conquer Kozi this year while raising over $47,000 to support suicide prevention campaigns and resources. The annual 18-kilometre charity walk started from Charlotte Pass and climbed to the 2228 metre peak of Australia’s highest mountain on Saturday 09 March 2019. As well as challenging participants to conquer the summit, Commando Steve believes the hike is a great way to remind us all to support those who are going through tough times. “I really embrace challenge, no matter how big or small because there is always a gift or a lesson to be learned, whether it’s a positive or something we perceive as a negative, there’s always something we can take away that can help to effect change,” said Steve. Commando Steve led the inaugural Conquer Kozi event for R U OK? in 2016 and has participated every year since.  For Neighbours star Rob Mills, this was his first ascent. “I love this initiative, it’s all about community, conversation and collaboration. We want the R U OK? message to reach every corner of the country. ‘Asking, Listening, Encouraging action and Checking-in’ can help more Australians support a friend, loved one or workmate who might be struggling with life.” Said Rob. The funds raised for Conquer Kozi will contribute to new R U OK? campaigns and resources to reach Australians who really need it. Conquer Kozi is an annual partnership between R U OK? and Huma Charity Challenge (the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions). More information at www.humacharitychallenge.com.au How Conquer Kozi works: Participants who register for Conquer Kozi aim to raise at least $700 (per person) for R U OK? and then Conquer Kozi by completing the walk to the summit.  For more information and to enquire about Conquer Kozi in 2020 email info@humacharitychallengel.com.au or visit www.humacharitychallenge.com Conquer Kozi is organised by Huma Charity Challenge, the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions which provides travellers with the opportunity to adventure for a cause. In the past four years, Huma Charity Challenge has raised more than $5 million for charities, worldwide. Media contacts: ·         Annabel Bowman, R U OK? Media/PR Manager +61 411 084 186 or email annabel@ruok.org.au ·         Virginia Haddon at Huma Charity Challenge on virginia@humacharitychallenge.com.au Notes to Editors: ·         R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life ·         R U OK? Day is a national day of action, held  this year on Thursday 12 September, 2019 ·         Every day is the day to start a conversation. Conversation tips and crisis numbers can be found at ruok.org.au   Brisbane's biggest stairclimb fundraiser - RIVER TO ROOFTOP. Raising funds to tackle domestic and family violence. 2019-03-13T03:00:46Z brisbane-s-biggest-stairclimb-fundraiser-river-to-rooftop-raising-funds-to-tackle-domestic-and-family-violence Brisbane’s biggest stair climb is ready for lift off with participants stepping up to the challenge of scaling more than 1,000 steps to the rooftop of one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers while raising much needed funds to help tackle domestic and family violence.  Registrations for the 2019 River to Rooftop event are now open.  This much anticipated event will be held on Friday, August 2, with Brisbane’s corporate, sporting, fitness and philanthropic communities coming together to scale the 1,040 steps over 55 levels to the rooftop of the iconic ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street skyscraper in the heart of the CBD. River to Rooftop supports Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ), which each year provides free legal assistance and welfare to help women and children at risk from the scourge of domestic violence.  Women’s Legal Service Queensland CEO Angela Lynch, says: “Every year, Women’s Legal Service provides vital help to around 16,000 women when they need it most. But for every two women who receive help, another call cannot be answered due to capacity constraints. There is no way to know when these women will have the courage or the opportunity to call again.  “By donating to participants in River to Rooftop, you are helping another woman and her children to safety. We really do rely on amazing individuals to get involved in River to Rooftop and help us raise much-needed funds to help thousands of Queensland women and their children experiencing domestic violence to find a safer future.  “The funds raised go directly to supporting and expanding the frontline services of Women’s Legal Service Queensland so we can continue to assist women in crisis.”  Organisers of River to Rooftop aim to raise $100,000 for WLSQ this year. The event will be held between 7am and 9am on August 2 and is an opportunity to have fun, get fit and snap the perfect rooftop selfie while making a difference for women and children who experience domestic violence.  The event is open to all fitness levels, and participants can form a team or race against other individuals. Teams can work together to scale up their fundraising and stair climb targets. Teams must have a minimum of four climbers with the fastest four climbers counted from each team.   There are terrific prizes on offer including awards for the highest fundraising individuals and teams as well as the fastest participants. Elite climbers are expected to complete the event in around eight minutes!  To register for River to Rooftop and for fitness and fundraising tips as well as other information about the event, visit www.rivertorooftop.com.au  -ENDS- AUTHOR ANDREW URBAN SAYS 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW “A TOTAL GAME CHANGER” 2019-03-11T04:13:21Z author-andrew-urban-says-60-minutes-interview-a-total-game-changer 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW “A TOTAL GAME CHANGER” Investigative author Andrew L. Urban calls last night's 60 Minutes interview with Meaghan Vass "a total game changer", saying it seriously undermines the murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser, one of the cases he documents in his book, Murder by the Prosecution (Wilkinson Publishing). "The Tasmanian justice system was always in denial about the DNA - matched to Vass - that was found at the crime scene, preferring to pursue Sue Neill-Fraser, the partner of murder victim Bob Chappell. The Crown built a wholly phony case against her; it is just one of several wrongful convictions taken apart in my book, after five years of investigation."  Vass was a vulnerable, homeless 16 year old when she took the stand in Sue Neill-Fraser's 2010 murder trial, to answer one big question: was she on the Four Winds yacht in January 2009 around the time Bob Chappell was murdered, as her DNA - found on the deck - suggested? She said no. The court simply accepted her denial. New information that she had lied about where she really was prompted a request to recall her for another cross examination. Prosecutor Tim Ellis SC fought against her being recalled and presiding Justice Blow denied the request.  The reporting about the case on Urban's blog, wrongfulconvictionsreport.org, has prompted a flood of outraged comments slamming the Tasmanian justice system. "But it's not just Tasmania," says Urban. "I have studied cases from around Australia that have failed to use forensic science properly or failed at the investigation stage. But none have been so flawed as the Sue Neill-Fraser case." Urban's sequel to Murder by the Prosecution, titled No Crime, Much Punishment (Wilkinson Publishing) will be published this year. Andrew is also working on a book with eminent Australian barrister, Kevin Borick QC, Power Without Integrity (Wilkinson Publishing), putting our justice system on trial.​ TO INTERVIEW ANDREW URBAN email Max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601     iland Named Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year by Veeam 2019-03-10T23:32:03Z iland-named-cloud-amp-service-provider-partner-of-the-year-by-veeam Sydney, AUSTRALIA – March 11, 2019: iland, an award-winning global cloud service provider, proudly announces it has been selected as the 2018 Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year by Veeam® Software, the leader in backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management™. These fourth annual awards recognise Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners and other who have not only demonstrated success in providing Veeam Availability solutions to their customers, but who have also provided first-class support, expert knowledge, continued product education, and true Veeam alignment incorporated into their business strategy.   Veeam honored iland as Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year, North America, for demonstrating the best overall performance in areas of consistent revenue growth, collaboration with Veeam and proactive selling, and promoting Veeam Availability solutions and adjacent technologies.   iland’s success is a result of its first-class support, expert cloud backup and disaster recovery knowledge and commitment to incorporating a Veeam strategy into its business. iland provides Secure Cloud Backup with Veeam Cloud Connect, Secure Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with Veeam, and Secure Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with Veeam from its global, secure, VMware-based cloud platform. Its cloud services offer customers the highest levels of service, security and compliance, with flexible pricing to fit changing business needs, along with a proven onboarding methodology that streamlines migration to the cloud. Customers also benefit from the advanced visibility and management capabilities enabled by the integration of Veeam Cloud Connect with the award-winning iland cloud console.   “We’re excited to receive this award from Veeam,” said Dante Orsini, Sr. VP of Business Development at iland. “This award represents countless years of collaboration between Veeam, our joint partners, and our global customers, in delivering The Cloud Platform for Resilient Businesses™.”   “We are excited to recognise and honor iland as the Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year.” said Matt Kalmenson, VP Cloud & Service Providers, Americas, at Veeam. “Their investment in building and delivering Veeam-powered solutions and services at a first-class level is transforming the way our joint customers manage and protect their applications and data. Our partners share our commitment in bringing innovative solutions to difficult technical and business challenges in a new multi-cloud world. We congratulate iland on our highest achievement award and look forward to continued mutual success in 2019.”   This award further validates iland’s industry leading cloud-based backup and disaster recovery services, having been recognied by Gartner as a Leader in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.”* Additionally, iland has been ranked as a leader twice in Forrester Research, Inc.’s 2014 and 2017 report “The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers.”     ###   About iland iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognised by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics, and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and London, UK, iland delivers cloud services from its data centers throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Learn more at www.iland.com   *Source: Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers, July 12, 2018 Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Trademarks All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.     Challenges ahead but KL on target to achieve status as world class city of the future affirms Tan Sri Michael Yeoh 2019-03-10T23:19:30Z challenges-ahead-but-kl-on-target-to-achieve-status-as-world-class-city-of-the-future-affirms-tan-sri-michael-yeoh The momentum driving Kuala Lumpur’s progress towards recognition as a world class liveable city has been impressive and continues to propel this aspiration – however there are still numerous challenges ahead for the nation’s capital said Kingsley Strategic Institute’s (KSI) Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh in his welcoming address at KSI’s international conference last month.   KSI’s international Conference – Shaping the future of Greater Kuala Lumpur Towards Sustainable & Inclusive Smart City Living brought together senior government officers, corporate leaders, SMI’s, entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, thought leaders and community heads to discuss the transformation of Greater Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya into a world class city of the future.   The Conference program facilitated the exchange views, insights and ideas and assessed future challenges and opportunities.  It will also promoted KL as an investment destination and regional hub for foreign investors.   A great city is not measured by more and more physical structures, but also by its plans and activities that benefit its inhabitants said YB Tuan Haji Khalid Bin Abd. Samad, Minister of Federal Territories Malaysia in his keynote address.  “It’s important to compare KL against other global cities and learn and be inspired by them”.   Vienna demonstrated by winning the 2018 Most Liveable City that the five key attributes for liveability are 1) Stability; 2) Healthcare; 3) Culture and environment; 4) Education; and 5) Infrastructure.   In looking to the future and the successful attainment of KL’s goal to achieve world class liveability status, Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh said it was essential to consider the seven Es.   1.  Economic Growth     The city must create more economic and commercial opportunities in the future – especially for SMEs that underpin much of Malaysia’s economic growth and employment.   2.  Environment     It is imperative that government, business and society work together to protect and safeguard the ‘living environment’ and ‘green lungs’ of the city.   3.  Education     Kuala Lumpur needs to be an education hub.  The creation of education hubs throughout the city to focus on science, technology, technical advancement, research and innovation is crucial.   4.  Employment     Creating employment opportunities, especially for future generations is must.   5.  Enforcement     Protecting citizens and the environment against pollution and activities that endangers the city’s population and natural surroundings requires strict enforcement – including maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness.   6.  Engagement     There must be an infrastructure that facilitates dialogue and engagement between the city council, Malaysian government, business, community associations, chambers of commerce and civil society.  The input, feedback and support of KL’s citizens is especially important for success.      7.  Ethical Leadership     The goal of ethical leadership is to trickle down and address issues of corruption and mismanagement from all activities.   Minister Samad, concluded his presentation by calling on the conference delegates to ‘dream big’ and be inclusive.    The goal of liveability can only be achieved by all stakeholders from government, council, business, academia and resident associations working together to make the vision reality.   The conference ended with a suggestion to organise an Asia Pacific Mayors Conference next year – Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh has confirmed planning has been commenced by KSI for this initiative.   ENDS Issued by Connect Malaysia           www.connectmalaysia.com.au             Media enquiries         Mr. Joe Perri, Connect Malaysia Tel:       +61 3 9662 2550   Mob:  +61 412 112 545  Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au   Profile:      Kingsley Strategic Institute      https://kasi.asia       The Kingsley Strategic Institute (KSI) provides strategic advice, high level executive briefings, international conferences, policy roundtables and national summits.  New Malaysia has brought new hopes for the country and new challenges and this requires innovative strategic thinking, plans and ideas.   In line with the revived Malaysia Inc concept to foster closer public – private sector cooperation KSI organises top level exclusive briefings and policy dialogues and provide policy inputs to government derived from policy analysis.   KSI is a bridge between Government and Business and is committed to excellence, professionalism and integrity.   In addition, KSI assists organisations prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Age of Disruption through meetings of minds sharing new ideas, insights and intelligence.  KSI is also the Secretariat for the prestigious Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia China Economic Cooperation Council (MCECC) and Dialogue Rakyat.   The MCECC organises high level meetings on the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) and works closely with think tanks, business organizations and research institutions in China and ASEAN.   The Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur promotes discussions and debate on economic policies and issues and host Roundtables and luncheons with Cabinet Ministers, top CEOs and thought leaders from Malaysia and the ASEAN region.   ‘Dying of Thirst’: New Report Highlights Global Water Crisis 2019-03-09T03:26:40Z dying-of-thirst-new-report-highlights-global-water-crisis TOOWOOMBA, QLD  —  An eye-opening report from GFA Australia (Gospel for Asia), a leading faith-based humanitarian agency, has revealed key new insights into a critical survival issue – what experts are calling a “worldwide water crisis” that threatens to get worse.      “The water crisis the world is facing isn’t going to get any better,” said Dr. KP Yohannan, GFA founder. “We need to start thinking seriously about these things now to prepare ourselves and future generations for the challenges we will face in the days to come, so we can be better equipped to handle them.”   The growing water crisis will have the most devastating impact on the nearly 2 billion people who live in desert regions, who currently share only 2 percent of the planet’s usable water, according to the report released today by GFA World (www.gfaau.org).   The report projects the crisis will deepen as the world’s population spikes and demand for drinkable water skyrockets by an estimated 30 percent in the next 30 years - putting massive pressure on the planet’s available clean water sources.   Nearly 2 billion people – one in every four people on the planet – live in arid or semi-arid areas where water is scarce, and 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water.   Deadly dehydration and waterborne diseases – such as diarrhea, typhoid and hepatitis A – are rampant, ravaging communities and hitting young children especially hard.  Chronic diarrhea, which has a high correlation with drinking contaminated water, kills 1.5 million children every year, mostly in Africa and South Asia.   Less than one percent of the planet’s most vital resource is found in rivers and streams – with undrinkable ocean salt water comprising more than 96 percent.   One of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of clean drinking water, GFA has drilled more than 4,000 wells – called “Jesus Wells” – in water-starved areas of South Asia in 2017 alone. The wells provide safe drinking water for entire villages and are maintained by the local community. Also in 2017, the charity supplied more than 11,000 BioSand water filters, a simple device that removes toxins and viruses from water so it’s safe to drink.   GFA World has transformed the outlook for hundreds of thousands of the world’s most vulnerable people, including the poorest villagers in many regions.  Until recently, the only water source for Nirdhar, a villager living in Asia, and his neighbours was a stagnant pool. When a team arrived to drill a well, villagers didn’t believe it was possible in the rocky terrain.  When the team struck water, the villagers were jubilant.  The well will provide clean water for the entire village for decades.   The report urges governments and other leading aid agencies to focus efforts on drilling wells to tap groundwater deep below the surface and train local people to maintain the pumps.   GFA World concludes that several key interventions can be taken to prevent the water crisis from getting worse: supply BioSand water filters, drill deep wells and train locals to maintain them, treat sewage water for agricultural use, implement national-level policy changes, and pursue desalination of ocean water.   For the full report, go to www.gfa.ca/special-report/dying-of-thirst-global-water-crisis.   ###   Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, GFA World (www.gfaau.org) is a leading faith-based humanitarian and mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions, especially to those who have yet to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. This has included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. New Product Disrupts The Anti-Aging Beauty Market 2019-03-08T05:25:39Z new-product-disrupts-the-anti-ageing-beauty-market The Amazing Anti-Aging Benefits of Kakadu Plum | Eco Tan  The global market for anti-aging products is forecast to reach $352.7 billion by 2020, says a report by Global Industry Analysts. With so many Australian’s worried about looking older, many brands have developed products to combat signs of aging. Products that are both effective and naturally derived are tricky to find, but there’s one that has been found to incorporate Kakadu Plum. Kakadu Plum is native to Australia and an amazing source of Vitamin C; essential for glowing and plump skin. This skincare ingredient is promising to find itself in the beauty spotlight, especially due to its ability to help fade dark spots and even acne scarring.   Kakadu Plum is the main ingredient found in Eco Tan’s newest product known as the Eye Compost. According to Founder of Eco Tan, Sonya Driver, the new product is a supercharged luxe eye cream that works to turn dark circles into smooth and bright eyes. “The Eye Compost is brimming with Vitamin C and active botanicals from Kakadu Plum and Spirulina to brighten, plump and reduce the appearance of lines. “The ingredients work simultaneously to improve skin luminosity and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while pure hyaluronic attracts and retains moisture,” says Founder, Sonya Driver.  Product launches this week. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Website: https://ecotan.com.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ecotan Facebook: www.facebook.com/EcoTanAus/ About ECO TAN x ECO BY SONYA What started out as a personal endeavour for Eco Tan x Eco By Sonya founder and CEO Sonya Driver, who was determined to find a tanning product made from all-natural ingredients, became much more when Eco Tan x Eco By Sonya made Australian history in 2011 by becoming the country’s first certified organic tanning manufacturer. Named Best Organic Beauty Brand of 2017 by LUX Magazine’s Global Excellence Awards, Eco Tan x Eco By Sonya continues to be a stand out global leader in the organic beauty industry. The price of Genuine Ink and Toner is now officially obscene 2019-03-07T22:50:27Z the-price-of-genuine-ink-and-toner-is-now-officially-obscene Melbourne, VIC 8th March 2019 CEO of Ink and Toner Retailer Inkspot, believes that the genuine Ink and Toner manufacturers, have successfully pushed the prices of genuine (OEM) Inks and Toners to "simply outright obscene" pricing levels and out of many home and business users reach. Vincent Teubler is CEO of Inkspot, a major online retailer of Ink and Toner in Australia with additional retail stores in every state. Operating since 2007, they have seen the price of Genuine Ink and Toner from companies like HP, Canon, Epson, Brother, OKI, Samsung and Fuji Xerox , continue to increase year on year, to their current levels. It is a real concern not just for home users but every cost conscious business too. We asked Teubler if there are cheaper alternatives. "Reliable high quality aftermarket (home brand if you will) cartridges are available for practically every printer model nowadays and the home brand or ‘aftermarket’ cartridges can be up to 80% cheaper than their Genuine counterparts." According to Teubler, "Officeworks and Inkspot both sell these ‘aftermarket’ Inks and Toners. Customers are demanding more cost effective printer consumables because the price of Genuine cartridges is simply too high. Aftermarkets are the answer and clearly neither Officeworks nor Inkspot would sell these aftermarkets if we weren’t able to source the very highest quality products to meet customers’ expectations" But is the quality the same for aftermarket? According to Teubler "Go back 10+ years and it was often touch and go if a manufacturer (and practically all cartridges are manufactured in China) could produce consistent quality output and at the volumes we needed. But now there are literally hundreds of quality manufacturers. The trick for us is securing the production line time of the leading manufacturers. They literally manufacture millions of units a month for the US and European markets alone, markets that, like Australia, demand the highest quality products." Yet Teubler says that of the nearly 25 Million Ink and Toner cartridges sold in Australia each year, nearly 75% are still Genuine, with aftermarkets making up only the minority. We ask why that is. "A lot of people had quality issues when they first tried aftermarkets years ago. When buying from a reputable retailer, quality is no longer a concern." Teubler also believes that many people are fooled into believing that their printers warranty will be voided if they use aftermarket products. "Manufacturers put a line like…’using non genuine cartridges may void the printer warranty.’ Imagine buying a car and being told the warranty on the car will be voided unless you use their brand of petrol. They don’t ask you to because they can’t, and the same is true with printer consumables." But then again Teubler says consumers shouldn’t be worried by that anyway. "The price difference between the Genuine and aftermarket alternatives, means you could often times buy yourself a whole new printer for the price difference which in some cases exceeds 4 figures on a single set of cartridges.…let me give you just two quick examples The Brother HL3170CDW printer can be found online for $218.94 One set of Genuine Cartridges from a leading Office superstore $622.00 Identical aftermarket Cartridges from Inkspot undiscounted $278.00 For the $344 saved you could buy another identical printer plus have $125 left over!!! The HP Laserjet Enterprise Colour SFP M553N printer can be found online for $864.00 One set of Genuine Cartridges from a leading Office superstore $2025.00 (yep that’s not a misprint) Identical aftermarket Cartridges from Inkspot undiscounted $625.00 That’s a $1400.00 saving on a single set of toners and enough to get a return flight to Europe!!! Teubler says it is the same story with practically every common printer given that genuine cartridges are now so insanely priced (his words but hard to argue). "There simply is no valid argument for businesses, or indeed home users, to be spending so much on their printer cartridges in 2019." Teubler adds that they have even added a comparison site on their web page www.inkspot.net.au/compare with the most common inks and toners being sold in Australia and adds, with a wry smile, that they might add a link to a mortgage broker for those still intent on buying Genuine Inks and Toners. ### If you would like more information on this topic contact: Vincent Teubler CEO Inkspot Franchising Pty Ltd 34 Percy Street Mordialloc Phone 03 9583 9966 vincent@inkspot.net.au www.inkspot.net.au  Commission Factory Affiliate MiniMovers Clears Assertions of Being the Movers Behind the Recent Deebing Heights Situation 2019-03-07T04:10:38Z minimovers-clears-assertions-of-being-the-movers-behind-the-recent-deebing-heights-situation There has been some commotion online, especially in Facebook, with people campaigning to boycott MiniMovers, Australia’s Most Recommended Removalist after a situation in Deebing Heights last Wednesday, 6th of March 2019.   Weeks of protest at the known Aboriginal site has broken into an unpeaceful situation between the police and the demonstrators fighting to protect the land. While some news videos and images are spreading like wildfire in social media showing MiniMovers’ trucks in the background, the company wishes to clarify the real story behind those pictures and videos.   “On the afternoon of Wednesday 6th of March, we received a phone call from a client wishing to book two trucks to come to an address in Deebing Heights. At no stage was MiniMovers made aware of the situation. Our drivers proceeded to the site to be met with understandable emotion.   Our drivers were then directed to the site. At that stage it became apparent that the situation was one which MiniMovers could not morally support. At that stage our drivers called the office to explain the situation.   On being informed of the situation it was immediately decided that this was an action which we did not support, and our drivers were told to reject the job and leave the site immediately,” said Stephen Herbert, spokesperson of MiniMovers. “The images in the press have portrayed our company as being the one who removed the Traditional Owners belongings. Again, this is not the case. We rejected the job and left the property. We have been receiving messages from people who would like their belongings returned to them. However, as much as we would like to help, we do not have their things as we weren’t the ones who did the move.”   The 35-year-old company has been a strong Australian brand in the local moving industry and is saddened by what’s currently going on in Deebing Heights. “As a company, we do not condone or support the development of this site or the removal of the traditional owners from this land. The History of this such need protection,” Stephen Herbert continued. “We would like to offer our deepest apologies to the Yuggera Ugarapul Tribal Elders and offer them support for their cause.”   The hills are alive with the sound of conversation 2019-03-06T23:08:44Z the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-conversation The hills will be alive with the sound of conversation and possibly some song, when RUOK? Ambassadors, Commando Steve Willis and Rob Mills, lead a group of walkers to the summit of Mount Kosciusko this weekend to raise funds for suicide prevention. Conquer Kozi is a partnership between R U OK? and Huma Charity Challenge (the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions). The 18km return walk from Charlotte’s Pass to the top of Australia’s mountain will take place from 8-10 March 2019. The annual event has raised more than $117,000 for RUOK? since it was launched in 2017. Media personality, Commando Steve, who is joining the event for the third year in a row, is urging people to take up the Conquer Kozi challenge for R U OK? in 2020 as excitingly 2019 is already at capacity. Steve is keen to help raise awareness and funds for the suicide prevention charity. “The funds raised for Conquer Kozi will contribute to new campaigns and resources to reach more Australians who really need it,” Steve said. “Even to this day I’m dealing with my own issues,” Steve said. “Life is tough — we all have our own demons and I’m no different to any other human being. Pain, suffering and fear is real, but it’s not unique. “You might think that someone has the perfect life, but do they? I deal with the same struggles as anybody else and that’s why I chose to become an R U OK? ambassador, to encourage people to connect and check-in with each other when they’re facing tough times.” This year’s challenge will be singer Rob Mills’ first attempt at walking to the top of Mount Kosciusko but he’s committed to the cause. "I support R U OK? because I have seen what a difference three little words can make to me, to my friends, and to my extended family,” Rob said. “Throw in a hug and it’s a recipe for change: A change in attitude towards speaking up about mental health issues. Most of the time I’ve found that a good conversation is all it really takes, and for someone to take the time just to ask… Are you ok?"  How Conquer Kozi works: Participants who register for Conquer Kozi aim to raise at least $700 (per person) for R U OK? and then Conquer Kozi by completing the walk to the summit. Travel costs for Conquer Kozi are affordably priced with the rates for 2020 to be announced mid this year. The fee includes a $200 non-deductible registration fee, two nights multi-share accommodation in comfortable cabins in Jindabyne, return team transfers from Jindabyne to Charlottes Pass for the challenge, challenge t/shirt, expert local guides and support crew, two breakfasts, water, snacks and lunch on the walk and a celebratory BBQ dinner after completing the challenge. On registering, Huma Charity Challenge provides participants with a link to create their own fundraising page as well as a comprehensive fundraiser’s guidebook.  To hear when Conquer Kozi 2020 registrations are open, sign up to the Huma Charity Challenge newsletter via the website. For the keen participant, expressions of interest can be registered by emailing info@humacharitychallenge.com.au. Conquer Kozi is organised by Huma Charity Challenge, the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions which provides travellers with the opportunity to adventure for a cause. In the past five years, Huma Charity Challenge has raised more than $5 million for charities, worldwide. For more information or to register go to: www.humacharitychallenge.com For Hi-res images go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rhkq6eiqdwncvkw/AABEglbepbGZFM5ebZJ_e9YQa?dl=0 Media contact: Annabel Bowman, R U OK? Media/PR Manager +61 411 084 186 or email annabel@ruok.org.au or email Virginia Haddon at Huma Charity Challenge onvirginia@humacharitychallenge.com.au RU OK? is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. R U OK? Day is a national day of action, held on the second Thursday of September each year. But every day is the day to start a conversation. Conversation tips and crisis numbers can be found at ruok.org.au.