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Highlights of the Borderless Mortgagor Capital Foreign National Loan Program: Super jumbo loans, Up to $100 million 80% LTV for purchase, refinance and equity release (cash out) Loans amortized over 30 years No FICO, Social Security number, Green Card or visa required No Income verification required Condotels and non-warrantable condos eligible Second homes, vacation homes and investment properties eligible Mobile Home Park, Multifamily units (2 to 80 units) eligible Interest only loans available Closing on average 30 days Rates from 2.90% Borderless Mortgagor Capital is a non-resident mortgage brokerage for Foreigners & High Net Worth Individuals with offices in Florida, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, & Tokyo, specialising in high value and complex US Foreign National Mortgages. Borderless Mortgagor Capital LLC has a team of mortgage specialists with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. The team speaks various languages, including English, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, Greek, Albanian, Hebrew, and Russian. They have over 15 years of mortgage financing experience and have been the leader in helping non-U.S. residents achieve their real estate goals in the States. Melbourne entrepreneurs launch revolutionary online marketplace 2021-04-16T08:53:49Z melbourne-entrepreneurs-launch-revolutionary-online-marketplace-1 MELBOURNE, Victoria, April 16, 2021 - The Warrp platform was officially launched in the App store today, marking the start of Australia’s newest and most innovative digital marketplace. Warrp provides users a truly unique experience through dynamic pricing that takes the stress out of determining an item’s price and haggling with buyers. A process of user valuations and Warrp’s pricing algorithm creates a price-point for sellers to begin selling their products, known as a PriceWarrp, with an updated PriceWarrp for each product every 12 hours. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said this was the first time a system like this had been used in an online marketplace environment. “Warrp’s dynamic marketplace takes the time and worry out of trying to determine a price for your item, making it possible to create a listing in only 18 seconds,” Mr Ng said. “The system determines a price based on what the market deems fair and equitable through aggregated valuations from buyers and experts on the platform. “Over time our machine learning technology will gather this data to create an incredibly accurate price assessment of a huge range of different consumer goods. “Warrp is for the contemporary consumer, someone who wants a fast and worry-free experience selling their goods online.” Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said Warrp was built on a model of safety and trust in an effort to transform the way buyers and sellers interacted both online and in person. “We are the only consumer goods marketplace of its kind that escrows all transactions, which means money only changes hands once everyone is satisfied,” said Mr Granovskyi. “There is also no bank account or credit card information required to use the service as all top-ups and withdrawals are securely handled by PayID. “Furthermore, we believe we are the first Australian marketplace platform to offer a geo-recommended Safe Meetup & Pickup delivery method for users to meet and finalise their transaction at locally partnered cafes, restaurants, and other businesses. “It’s a logical means of building trust amongst our users under the S.A.F.E model that’s at the core of how we operate.” The platform is based on an end-to-end design where buyers and sellers can Securely transact while the rest of the community plays an Active role in ensuring prices are Fair, making the entire experience seamless and Easy. Warrp can be downloaded on iPhones via the Australian App Store, with cross-platform versions for all other smartphone and web devices to be released at a later date. For more information visit or the Warrp Marketplace at Wollongong's Top Choice wins the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award for one of the Top Rated Chinese Restaurants 2021-04-16T04:21:08Z wollongong-s-top-choice-wins-the-2021-threebestrated-award-for-one-of-the-top-rated-chinese-restaurants Top Choice has won the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award for one of the Top Rated Chinese Restaurants in Wollongong. And this isn't their first time winning this award. Top Choice has been consistently listed as one of the top rated Chinese Restaurants in Wollongong by ThreeBestRated® since 2016. About Top Choice Chinese Cuisine Wollongong: Chinese food is easily one of the most popular Asian foods all over the world. While Chinese restaurants are found in almost every street, you can only find authentic Chinese dishes in some places. And Top Choice is one such place.  All their dishes are freshly made to order. And they only use fresh ingredients and authentic Chinese spices. From the waiters to chefs, the staff at the Top Choice are extremely friendly and helpful. "Our customers are paying for a service, and we always want them to leave feeling our food and service was worth their money, this is why the quality of our food means so much to us, and we will never serve food that we do not approve of," the team says. Authentic Chinese Dishes: Top Choice is well known for its Authentic Chinese Cuisines. From hot pots to noodles, they have it all. Some of their popular dishes include Honey chicken, Hokkien tofu, sizzling seafood, combination chow mein, wontons, and pork chops. They have both dine-in and delivery options. So you can have a nice date at their restaurant, or enjoy your favourite food in the comfort of your own house. To know more about their menu or order food, visit their website, WordPress Hosting Australia: Building and hosting your next big project 2021-04-16T02:11:17Z wordpress-hosting-australia-building-and-hosting-your-next-big-project When it comes to building a new website, WordPress is one of the most widely recognised content management systems worldwide. Whether it’s for your latest business pursuit, your new personal blog, or perhaps it's to showcase your updated portfolio, a WordPress developer Sydney can help you take your website to the next level.  Once you’ve got yourself a Sydney Wordpress developer to develop your latest business pursuit, what’s next? You now have to consider Wordpress Hosting Australia.  WordPress Hosting can quickly become a pain you just don’t have the time to deal with. Keeping up with all the Australian Wordpress hosting needs from optimising for performance and security, avoiding being hacked, and consistently updating Wordpress software is a full-time job. It’s something you don’t have time for, but it’s also a job you can’t afford to ignore.  When it comes to choosing the right WordPress Host, Australian Wordpress Hosting should be at the top of your list. With other hosts, you’ll need to log a support ticket, or call an overseas call centre. Why save time by wasting more time? When you try WordPress Hosting with pepperit, you can speak to a real person to help you with any hosting issues or questions. Chat to pepperit today to help you build and host your next big thing.  For more information, please contact: Nicole Shelley Head of Marketing pepperit. t. 02 9327 7775 US Microfilm giant announces new partnership 2021-04-16T00:32:40Z us-microfilm-giant-announces-new-partnership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Imaging Australia New Zealand Announces Strategic Partnership with e-ImageData   Regional, Australia, April 13, 2021—Expanding its dedication to providing first class cost-effective scanning solutions, Imaging Australia New Zealand (IANZ) is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with e-ImageData Corporation. This partnership will bring IANZ the ability to sell cutting-edge microfilm scanners to its customers throughout Australia and New Zealand that utilize archival scanning.   Customers rely on IANZ to assist them by ensuring all elements of their business technology work together for the unified benefit of their business. With an integrated approach, IANZ can provide a range of services tailored for each customer. These services include the best quality imaging and digitisation procurement solutions and microfilm conversion services. In addition, via its partners, IANZ are able to offer book scanning equipment and high-speed document scanning equipment, servicing both Australia and New Zealand wide.   “We are thrilled to be working alongside e-ImageData to provide our clients across Australia and the New Zealand region with a powerful microfilm tool. From our initial conversations, we could clearly see similarities in our customer base and the industries with which we serve, it was a unanimous decision,” said Mark Petts, Imaging Australia New Zealand Managing Director.   Known for their patented and innovative technology, e-ImageData’s ScanPro® product line is the most trusted and versatile microfilm scanner on the market. The ScanPro is affordable, durable, totally upgradeable, and can deliver both fast lookups and high-performance conversion scanning for all film types, the only microfilm scanner that has all of these capabilities. The ScanPro is quick to learn, easy to use, dependable, and ships with a 3-year factory warranty, the best in the industry.   “Our e-ImageData team is looking forward to working with IANZ to sell our ScanPro product line of microfilm scanners throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said James Westoby, President, e-ImageData. ###   About Imaging Australia New Zealand With a combined 30 years of experience within the imaging and digitisation sectors across Australia & New Zealand, Imaging Australia New Zealand has become a major player in the Microfilm Equipment and Scanning Industry. Further information about IANZ can be found at   About e-ImageData Based in Hartford, Wi and founded in 1989, e-ImageData Corporation is an international manufacturer of microfilm scanning systems. Our products are built in the United States under the ScanPro® brand and shipped worldwide. Further information about e-ImageData Corporation can be found at Delivering A/NZ companies global intelligence to protect digital assets 2021-04-16T00:04:16Z delivering-a-nz-companies-global-intelligence-to-protect-digital-assets Melbourne, 15.04.2021 — Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, has signed a partnership agreement with Virtual Vendors, an Australia based cyber security advisory company. The two companies aim to join forces to connect local business and government organizations to Group-IB’s products and services trusted by the world’s biggest financial, energy, telecommunications, eCommerce companies, and enterprises amid growing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks on IT and OT networks.    According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), an average of 164 cybercrime reports are made by Australians every day. Banking trojans and ransomware groups are increasingly active in the region. The top five sectors to report ransomware incidents to the ACSC are healthcare, government, education, transport and retail.  As stated in the Hi-Tech Crime Trends Report 2020-21, Australia is one of the most favorite targets of infamous ransomware gangs, such as REvil and Ryuk. Cybercriminals are also actively interested in payment cards issued by the local banks: Australia is in the top-10 countries in the world by the number of card dumps traded on the underground marketplaces, as per the report.    The increased attack surface, caused by the growing remote workforce, is further driving change in the threat landscape for Australian and New Zealand private and public companies, whose cybersecurity teams are constantly challenged in the protection of the customer and corporate assets. Thanks to the partnership between Virtual Vendors and Group-IB, local financial sector, eCommerce, telecommunications, industrial companies and government institutions can now leverage Group-IB full suite of battle-tested Cyber Threat Intelligence & Attribution, Threat Hunting, Fraud Hunting, and Digital Risk Protection technologies. Group-IB smart cybersecurity ecosystem uniting Group-IB’s patented innovative technologies helps cybersecurity teams consolidate, prioritize, and make informed decisions on relevant  threats posedto their organization.   Virtual Vendors has extensive commercial experience, active cyber expertise, and technical knowledge. The partners aim to deliver valuable real time defense, based upon Group-IB’s 18 years of proactive threat research and analysis. The ability to inform cyber teams of links between scatter incident data, cybercrime groups, phishing attacks, botnet and fraudulent activity is invaluable to Australia and New Zealand government and private enterprises as they continue to digitize their business. “Virtual Vendors are confident that both government and private enterprises across our region will benefit from Group-IB’s technological leadership which is built on more than 18 years of experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide, and more than 65,000 hours of incident response,” says Gregory Ryan Managing Partner at Virtual Vendors. “We are pleased to partner with Group-IB, to make these essential, market-leading cyber solutions available to all Australian and New Zealand enterprises.” The recent attack at Channel Nine again highlighted that  organization’s need tools driven by real time information to defend against these new variants of malware or ransomware, that’s why the platforms and expertise that Group IB provides, is invaluable in helping to protect valuable digital assets by understanding key vulnerabilities, based upon great intelligence..     “Group-IB's continued investment into the Australian market is essential to our growth as a Singaporean company and to further support clients within the region for their Cyber Threat Intelligence, Network Security, Anti-Fraud and Digital Risk Protection needs,” comments Nicholas Palmer, Head of Global Business at Group-IB. “The Australian government has placed significant focus on developing cyber security in all critical infrastructure segments. Our partnership with Virtual Vendors was taken given the significant experience of its leadership team working with the financial and government segments as former CISO and business leaders within the Australian market and we look forward to working together with our new partners to bring visibility to the threats and adversaries that their customers and all of Australia faces.”   Learn more about Group-IB’s products and services at     About Virtual Vendors    Virtual Vendors is an exciting Australia based cyber security advisory company who represent innovative global or local cyber security vendors in the Australian and New Zealand marketplaces.Our team has extensive Consultancy, Technical and Delivery experience from both Vendor/Customer side, as well very strong relationships across the region covering Government and Private Enterprise extensively.   We partner closely with vendors that match our detailed selection criteria offering the highest value for our customers and ensure there is no domain conflictwith the vendors in our portfolio.   Operating collaboratively in this way we take these high value solutions to our customers and in addition, our customers come to us with challenges that we as an innovative leader in the cyber security space are able to respond to. This response drives insight, resources and solutions that mitigate and solve those challenges. Inevitably our approach is to continue to develop the crucial capabilities and posture that Government and Private Enterprise cyber teams need to stay ahead of the emerging cyber threat landscape.   The Virtual Vendors model is to partner closely with few innovative cyber companies which complements our consulting and delivery expertise that want to access and grow their business in the Australia and New Zealand market and become an extension of their core go-to-market team. Once we have established the vendor in the region, we hand that successful operation back to the vendor as a robust and profitable business to continue its growth journey.       About Group-IB   Group-IB is a Singapore-based provider of solutions aimed at detection and prevention of cyberattacks and online fraud. The company also specializes in high-profile cyber investigations and digital risk protection. Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC, while its Threat Hunting Framework has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG.  Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services. Group-IB was granted Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core. Group-IB’s technological leadership is built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations around the world and 65 000 hours of cyber security incident response accumulated in one of the biggest forensic laboratories and a round-the-clock centre providing a rapid response to cyber incidents—CERT-GIB.  Group-IB is a partner of INTERPOL and Europol and has been recommended by the OSCE as a cybersecurity solutions provider. Our mission is to protect clients in cyberspace on a daily basis with the most innovative products and services while preserving our team members’ happiness.   For more information, please contact:                +65 3159-3798 Twitter | LinkedIn |Facebook   For More information – Please contact +61 402892412 @VendorsVirtual - a new web app getting people back into Sydney CBD pubs. 2021-04-15T23:27:48Z www-findavenue-io-press-release-a-new-app-getting-people-back-into-sydney-cbd-pubs-v1-0 EMBARGO: 10:00AM AEST 16th April 2021 A new web app to get people back into Sydney CBD pubs. Sydneysiders can now visit leading pubs in the city and save time with The live web app that brings discoverability, safety, spontaneity and stress-free navigation to visitors venturing to Sydney’s CBD, including seamless linking to the Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in app. Supported by a grant from the Sydney City Council, the map-based live web app has been launched as a free trial in the Sydney CBD. It was not long ago during COVID-19’s peak that almost 95 percent of NSW pub workers were stood down or had their jobs terminated. Additionally, Sydney CBD recreational visitor numbers dropped by 86% and NSW public transport usage numbers almost halved. With rays of light emerging following the Covid-19 global pandemic, fostering a safe environment to encourage people to return to cities has never been more important. However, despite the good news, COVID-19 continues to impact CBD hospitality businesses as not everyone is comfortable returning to the city centre for leisure and entertainment. And although initiatives such as the $500 million Dine and Discover program are promoting a safe return to city life, the public are finding it frustrating and stressful as some venues are booked-out weeks in advance and customers are not sure whether they will be let in without a booking. To address this agile, lean innovators are using technology to proactively support the sector's economic recovery. One such innovation is Founded by creative entrepreneur Jamie Andrei, based in Australia's leading innovation hub Stone and Chalk at the Sydney Startup Hub, the live web app is currently being trialed in Sydney's CBD. Leading, forward thinking venues already using the web app as part of the live trial include Harts Pub, York Lane, Papa Gedes Bar, The Fortune of War, The Glenmore Hotel, Since I Left You, The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Captains Balcony, The Foxhole, Argyle Bar, Spawn Point Bar and Stitch Bar with more venues to be announced shortly. is a free to use live web app that is all about encouraging the safe return of foot traffic to the city. The web app creates a seamless experience using data to allow the public to find the best venue options near them and increase certainty when it comes to making plans. The app makes it easy to browse by venue capacity in real time, register for SMS alerts should a venue be full, and it can walk customers straight to a venue’s door via Google Map directions, and importantly allows Covid Safe Sign-in by linking to the Service NSW app in a seamless manner.  It also features a window signage mode that displays the capacity status in venue windows as a visual nudge to attract walk-in customers. is designed to match patrons to venues near them and to optimise occupancy for owners, replacing the need to queue or crowd around to scan a QR code to sign in, or randomly walk around the city looking for a venue that can squeeze patrons in. founder Jamie Andrei states: ‘Many people stopped coming into the CBD altogether during COVID, they stayed at home and ordered-in which decimated the local hospitality sector. Being based in the city, I saw first-hand the impact the drop in foot traffic was having on venues. Foot traffic was down 90% with weekly takings mirroring that trend. As things improved there was still a lot of uncertainty and confusion over bookings. It got me thinking, there has to be a better way to find a venue.’ In addition to the positive feedback from initial market research, the easy-to-use web app has been testing well, with over 50 interviews being conducted with venue staff and the public alike. Uncertainty and frustration over bookings are universal pain points and is a simple and efficient way to improve the overall hospitality customer experience, encourage people to return safely to the Sydney CBD, increase venue occupancy and bring back fun and discovery to people’s lives. ‘The response has been great. The Sydney City Council, Sydney City Liquor Accord and CBD Sydney Chamber of Commerce have all been supportive. Customer and industry feedback has been very positive. Our focus is to get the public using the web app regularly to streamline their CBD customer experience and attract people into local venues,’ Mr Andrei said. Ultimately the technology could be used across many sectors from museums, restaurants to art galleries, the Royal Easter Show and more. Anywhere that foot traffic and venue capacity are key inputs. The long term vision is to operate the web app as a free to use, location-based media business. To use the web app please visit www.findavenue. Photos: Link here to photos cleared for use courtesy of Bake. ABOUT BAKE is a creative, innovative forward thinking content agency who work with a range of leading businesses from start-ups and scale ups, industry bodies, to state government agencies through to privately owned family businesses. PRIMAL GLASS REPLACEMENT EXPANDS TO BONDI & EASTERN SUBURBS 2021-04-15T22:05:03Z primal-glass-replacement-expands-to-bondi-amp-eastern-suburbs Primal Glass Replacement, a local emergency glass repair company which just launched 4 months ago has announced it will be expanding it's window glass repair services in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and has enlisted Roger Merhi as the glazier to service the area. Roger will be based in Bondi Junction and has over 10 years experience in the industry and started his career as an apprentice glazier in 2008. David Chahine the founder of Primal Glass Replacement says expanding to the Eastern Suburbs makes so much sense for the company as they were turning down at least 3 jobs a week from the area. He says "we knew there was a lot of work in the area but we needed a local window glass replacement glazier which could offer the level of services the customers in other areas of Sydney have become accustomed to, I'm very happy for Roger to join the team". Roger previously worked at O'brien glass where he started his glass and glazing apprenticeship back in the 90's. He says - "I really enjoy working in the industry, especially the emergency glass repair side of it since there is nothing better than being seeing the happy faces on the home or shop owners faces when you transform their broken windows to good as new. The expansion to Bondi and the Eastern Suburbs come weeks after the company announced that they started offering their glass replacement services in Sydney Western Suburbs. ABOUT THE COMPANY Primal Glass Replacement offers a range of glass replacement services including window glass replacement, door glass replacement, window installation, shopfront glass repair and more. Visit their website for more information. Liquid Magics Eliminates the need for Single – Use Plastic Bottles 2021-04-15T20:44:41Z liquid-magics-eliminates-the-need-for-single-use-plastic-bottles Press Release   For immediate release.   Liquid Magics Eliminates the need for Single – Use Plastic Bottles   Sydney – Australia – 1st April 2021. Liquid Magics Australia a local manufacturer and leading supplier to the cleaning industry defies trend producing Multi-Purpose Cleaning Tablets in Australia   Reducing the number of Single – Use Plastic Bottles in the Environment.   Replacing the need to buy Ready to Use cleaning products in Plastic Bottles every time you go to the supermarket.   Why do we use single-use plastic every time we need to buy cleaning products?Something needed to change! And that is why we created Liquid Magics Multi-Purpose Cleaning Tablets. We wanted to disrupt the market and give people a cleaning product without the single-use plastic. Being lightweight also reduces our carbon footprint in production and distribution making it a better product for you and the planet. More Than 90 Percent of a Typical Bottle of Cleaning Product is Simply Water.   By asking consumers to use their Multi-Purpose Cleaning Tablets, consumers can make their own cleaning products at home. Reducing the amount of water being transported by 90%. Drying out these cleaning products does several environmentally friendly things: It reduces their Volume, thus reducing the Energy required to transport them. It reduces their Weight, thus further reducing Fuel and Carbon Emissions associated with shipping them. And it reduces the Plastic Packaging by requiring a smaller container to hold the refillable Tablet concentrate, or by precluding the need for any Disposable Plastic at all. An estimated 20 percent or more of global disposable plastic packaging by weight could be replaced by reusable packaging if we only shipped active ingredients. The time is ripe for a low-plastic, just-add-water revolution. You’ve probably heard this before but there’s a lot of plastic swirling around in our oceans, and in developing countries, single-serve product sachets are a scourge on the rivers and beaches. The facts are black and white, plastic pollution is a real problem. Plastic can be found everywhere. From the deepest parts of the ocean to the remote parts of the Antarctic. A quick walk down the supermarket cleaning isle and you’ll be hit with a sea of plastic packaging.Our habits need to change, Stop Buying Plastic. It’s A Scourge on The Environment you can make a difference!   An Australian First.   Stanley Butts Director Liquid Magics Australia Phone: 0410091918 Steps to Building a Concrete Skate Ramp 2021-04-15T18:41:33Z steps-to-building-a-concrete-skate-ramp Concrete skate ramps are preferred by most skaters because rain, wind, and time may deteriorate other materials but a concrete ramp will stay the same and give the best flip tricks, kickbacks, and more. Australia can get very hot and high heat can depreciate your ramp. A Concrete ramp provides a lot of stability and mobility with the added advantage of lasting forever.  So if you want to make a concrete skate ramp for yourself, here are the steps you should follow- Step 1.Decide what type of concrete skate ramp you want? Choose your preferred type of ramp. Decide on the slope, shape, etc. Measure the dimension well as they will tell you how much concrete is needed. Step 2. Choose the ground and clear Decide where you want to build the ramp and clear that area.  Step 3. Buy good quality concrete and start the building process Buy concrete material that is of good quality and also within your budget. After this, you can begin the building process. Dig the foundation area 6 inches deep and use four-inch layer of gravel to fi the depression Use wood to make concrete forms, cut them from the side, and tighten with wooden screws Put the forms in place and pour in high-quality concrete with a cement mixer. Use water to dampen the cement then wrap it in the builder’s plastic. Remove the plastic after drying  Dampen the cement again and re-wrap. Report this for 28 days After 28 days remove the wooden screws from molds and you are ready to skate. While some can maneuver their way around construction, others are skilled in it and even others completely fail at it. Construction is a tricky business and needs to be done with precision to ensure safety and stability. So if you feel that you can’t quite construct a concrete ramp yourself or don’t have the time for it, you can choose the services of professionals.  Sk8scapes Sk8scapes is a premium supplier of skate ramps Australia. We are known for making the best skate ramps and pump trucks.  Fun fact- we are the designers of the biggest skatepark in the world in Guangzhou, China! Sk8scapes has designed and constructed many skateparks in the world including Australia. They have been skateboarding enthusiasts since 1978 and strive to make the best skateparks, pumps, and tracks. If you wish to get your park made by them, you can contact them or you can buy construction materials from them as well. Their services include- Skatepark designs Skatepark construction Concrete skate ramps Pump tracks Indoor ramps Steel ramps Sk8scapes shall make the skatepark of your dreams, whether it’s a concrete one, an indoor-style ramp, or even a steel ramp. With years of experience in making skateparks and ramps, they will provide only the best. GOURMET CHEESE HAMPERS' MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR INJECTION INTO REGIONAL AUSTRALIA DRAMATICALLY INCREASES WITH EXPANSION INTO COFFEE AND WINE 2021-04-15T05:35:21Z gourmet-cheese-hampers-multi-million-dollar-injection-into-regional-australia-dramatically-increases-with-expansion-into-coffee-and-wine Despite being on the brink of collapse because of bushfires and COVID-19, 17 regional cheesemakers went on to enjoy 30 per cent growth last year after partnering with Cheese Therapy.   Now, Cheese Therapy wants Australia’s coffee farmers to thrive, as well as wine producers.   “A year ago, we had several cheesemakers ring us in tears, desperate for us to help them survive. If we hadn’t stepped up, many may not be operating today,” Cheese Therapy co-founder Sam Penny said.   “We are very proud to have been responsible for a direct injection of cash into Australia’s artisan cheesemaking industry which had a flow-on effect, creating jobs and providing much-needed support for dairy farmers, their families and regional communities. We want to see that repeated across other industries.   “Our number one value is to support small businesses in regional and rural areas, which are the heart of Australia.”   Through A Cup Less Travelled, Cheese Therapy co-founders Sam Penny and Helen Shadforth are working with coffee farmers from two growing regions, the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales.   “Instead of drinking coffee made from beans sourced from countries 15,000 kilometres away, we should be drinking coffee grown here in our own backyard,” Ms Shadforth said.   “Remarkably, we sold two tonnes of coffee over just four weeks when we announced A Cup Less Travelled had launched via Cheese Therapy’s social media pages.”   Each month, small boutique wine producers are also having their creations showcased.   “We are providing a much-needed voice for small businesses, which are trying to compete in a very competitive marketplace,” Mr Penny said.   “You don’t need to buy from overseas when we have fantastic produce grown and made here in Australia, by very talented small producers.”   Cheese Therapy sold four tonnes of cheese per month last year, and experienced 2,000 per cent growth year on year. Two warehouses opened to keep up with the demand, and the Geelong distribution centre will now be the operations centre for both Cheese Therapy and A Cup Less Travelled. CONCENTRATION RISK OF GOVERNMENT DATA RISES FOLLOWING HOME AFFAIRS DECISION 2021-04-15T04:42:13Z concentration-risk-of-government-data-rises-following-home-affairs-decision AusTender information reveals yet another Government Department has selected the same, single provider that already holds 80 per cent of the value of Government data centre contacts. The Department of Home Affairs has followed a long line of recent Federal Government agencies who have selected the same data centre supplier, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, Australian Communications and Media Authority, Australian Fisheries, Department of Education, Department of Defence and the Department of Infrastructure. All of these agencies entered into new contracts with this single data centre supplier within 2020. This single-track approach is exposing the Government and Australians to significant risk by increasing the concentration of data with one data centre provider.   Research by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), commissioned by the SmartaData Alliance, found that of the 87 current data centre facilities contracts with Australian Government agencies, 54 per cent were with one data centre provider. That figure has risen following the decision by Home Affairs.  In terms of contract value, the Home Affairs decision means over 80 per cent of Government expenditure on data centres is now with one provider.  Spokesperson for the Smarta Data Alliance Armon Hicks, says this is a growing, significant risk which the Government must now recognise and address.  “It is extremely concerning that the Government continues to place all of its data eggs in one single basket, with one provider,” Mr Hicks said. “That’s government data – yours and mine – with one provider, in one city, only five kilometres apart and it represents a significant sovereign risk for the Government, the community and every Australian. “Data centres are critical infrastructure - Australia’s national security and the ability of the Australian Government to deliver services is contingent on the protection and the resilience afforded by Australia’s data centres. “Our concern is that if there was a major incident that affected this single data centre provider like a bushfire or power outage or a serious cyber hacking or worse, a terrorist attack – will the government agencies that rely on that data to deliver essential services be able to access it?”.   “The potential damage that been caused by cyber-attacks was made clear with the recent attack on Nine Entertainment crippling its operations.   “If something similar were to happen to our Government departments the impacts could be catastrophic.” In its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy, the Federal Government acknowledged the seriousness of the issue stating: “Highly sophisticated nation states and state-sponsored actors continue to target governments and critical infrastructure providers. Australian Government or state and territory government entities were targeted in 35.4% of the incidents the ACSC responded to in the year to 30 June 2020 (see Figure 1). Around 35% of incidents impacted critical infrastructure providers that deliver essential services including healthcare, education, banking, water, communications, transport and energy. A successful cyber attack against one of these services could have significant ramifications for the broader economy and Australian way of life.” The Smarta Data Alliance argues that appropriate risk mitigation strategies must be applied to minimise the risk associated with major data loss or unavailability. “Having over 80 per cent of the value of contracts for Government data with one service provider does not achieve this,” Mr Hicks said. “While each facility in itself may represent a secure environment, the fact of having both the prime and backup with one provider represents a risk aggregation that should be unacceptable given the catastrophic consequences of loss of that data.”  “Our Government departments need to recognise the inherent risks to the public of storing so much data within a single data centre provider. “We need to put a solution to this in place now, rather than waiting for an unmitigated disaster to happen first. “This means a shift in the implementation of the procurement guidelines. We cannot go on inadvertently creating one big target because of the concentration of data to one service provider. “The Federal Government must spread the risk across diverse data centre providers with separate management, corporate and operational structures, mandated distance separation, multiple connectivity, and other risk mitigations to keep all Australians’ data storage infrastructure and data secure.” Government and data centre providers must work together to ensure Australia’s data and the infrastructure protecting that data remains safe.   ENDS About the Smarta Data Alliance The Smarta Data Alliance is a coalition of peer data centre operators and cloud service providers in Australia who have come together to raise concerns about the inherent risk in the current concentration of critical national federal government data centre provision with a single provider. Membership of the Alliance is open to all data centre operators who share this concern. Gadens Announces Breach Reporter Platform Powered by Lawcadia 2021-04-15T01:45:11Z gadens-announces-breach-reporter-platform-powered-by-lawcadia With 2021 set to bring about a tidal wave of regulatory reforms, Australian financial services institutions are fast running out of time to implement new mandatory reporting practices for potential regulatory breach issues – including fee miscalculations, deficient consumer advice or cyber-attacks – but the launch of a new ‘RegTech’ platform by national law firm Gadens is set to dramatically improve the regulatory reporting landscape for its users. Gadens Breach Manager – the first-of-its-kind, cloud-based RegTech platform which officially launched this month – streamlines the information collation, assessment and reporting process of potential regulatory issues to one online platform, allowing financial services institutions across the country to ensure defensible, timely and cost-effective compliance with the new and newly important regimes, including BEAR/FAR, ADI, AFSL and ACL obligations, AML/CTF, Privacy and Design & Distribution.    Gadens Breach Manager meets strict industry reporting requirements and ensures quality legal advice is obtained on whether a regulatory breach has occurred (and, if so, preparation of the regulatory report itself) and what to do next within sharp statutory timeframes, dramatically reducing the risk of legal ramifications for financial services organisations and their senior accountable employees. Powered by Australian legal technology company Lawcadia, Gadens Breach Manager uses an intelligent and secure platform engine – Lawcadia Intelligence™ – which was launched in October 2020 and is supported by an ISO 27001 certified information security management system. Gadens Director Liam Hennessy said the mandatory reporting of potential regulatory issues has become a key concern for financial services organisations which are already struggling to manage the volume of information, time and resourcing pressure, and legal complexity of these sensitive issues. "We designed the Gadens Breach Manager to allow our time-pressed clients to efficiently gather the right information in a protected environment, assess which of seven overlapping regimes the potential issue may fall under within statutory timeframes, and then get advice free-of-charge in-house or for a low fixed price externally. The client is in complete control from an audit perspective and may elect to customise the platform for their internal needs. Lawcadia founder and chief executive officer, Warwick Walsh, said that he is excited by how Gadens is using Lawcadia’s innovative platform to assist financial services organisations meet their mandatory reporting obligations. “Since we launched Lawcadia Intelligence, we have been really excited to see the different use cases that both in-house legal teams and law firms have come up with for our platform. I am incredibly impressed at what Gadens have done with the platform for their key focus area of financial services and assisting their clients with this new pain point”, he said. Mr Hennessy said, “Lawcadia are fantastic to work with, and we are thrilled to bring this important innovation to market so quickly”.   For more information on Gadens Breach Manager visit Syntricate Partners with Tryzens to Refine and Grow Marketing Campaigns 2021-04-14T05:54:37Z syntricate-partners-with-tryzens-to-refine-and-grow-marketing-campaigns Syntricate, Australia’s pureplay one-stop shop for electronic device accessories, has partnered with digital commerceagency Tryzens to handle the creation, distribution, management and growth of their email marketing campaigns. The strategic partnership will focus on honing a more personalised email experience based on customer interaction, leading to a more immersive and satisfying customer experience to encourage repeat purchasing and revenue growth.   Well known for their exceptional quality of service, Syntricate brings well-known brand name accessories to customers at great prices, delivering a great experience to a world dominated by technology and the personality of the user that comes with it. Syntricate offers hand-selected and rigorously tested products to suit a customers' specific needs, allbacked with a 100-day returns policy and free express shipping on all orders as standard.   The partnership with Tryzens revolutionises Syntricate’s email marketing to better connect with their customers. With global experience and expertise in digital commerce strategy, Tryzens bring to the partnership reporting and analysis of performance of individual emails and email campaigns to drive ongoing optimisation.  This represents a complete revamp of transactional emails with added support and the setup of a flow of triggered “always-on” emails based on customer interaction with Syntricate’s content. This capability, along with pertinent recommendations being sent at set intervals based on browsing and purchasing behaviour will maximise sales opportunity and dramatically improve thepersonalised customer experience, bringing them closer to the brand and building lifetime value.   Arun Selvaratnam, the Founder of Syntricate spoke of the partnership:  “Being the pureplay brand for electronic device accessories since 2013, our key focus has always been on building, managing and maintaining excellent customer relationships through exceptional and reliable customer service. Our excellent customer engagement is what sets us apart and this partnership with Tryzens will allow us to develop and grow through our email marketing campaign as we build and expand our business. Tryzens are globally renowned as expert consultants for all things digital commerce, and we are extremely excited to work with them to refine and develop our customer engagement strategy via our email marketing campaigns”.  Andy Burton, CEO of Tryzens said:  “Syntricate is a real success story in which Arun and his team have built a business model online that epitomises everything you look for in a great customer experience, based on deep product knowledge, empathy toward customers and understanding of trends and aspirations.  Without doubt Syntricate is forward-thinking and ahead of the curve as a pure-pay retailer, where their online-only mindset has allowed them to become Australia’s favourite electronic device accessory retailer. We are absolutely thrilled to be able to work closely with them on their digital communications strategy to help expand and grow their businesses via enhanced customer engagement, feedback, reporting and analysis of their email marketing campaigns and transactional emails.”    The Executive Centre launches the 'What Is An Office' campaign 2021-04-13T10:32:17Z the-executive-centre-launches-the-what-is-an-office-campaign      HONG KONG, Apr 10, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The pandemic has led to the greatest debate of all time - do people even need an office and if so, what do they want? Today, The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, launches the "What Is An Office" campaign, which examines the elements that make up a dynamic, productive workspace. The campaign consists of a brand video, plus 4 product videos that examines how the workforce views the role of an office and asks the central question, "What Is An Office?" The short films explore how a positive working environment and agile working practices can help business operations, shedding light on the fundamental importance of a multi-purpose office to a company's success."The break from office has pushed people to reconsider what they require to create a positive working environment. People are waking up to the fact that an office should be more than four walls around a desk. It is a space which fosters collaboration, communication and creativity," said Paul Salnikow, TEC Founder and CEO. "While human interaction proves to be crucial for work and life, people are also keen to enjoy variety in work options, the future of work is shifting from purely remote to a hybrid model. Flexibility is key in future workplace strategies because choice has become an invaluable asset; people want to choose to access workstations, meeting rooms and breakout areas when they need it, and corporations are realising that incorporating a flexible element can also positively impact their bottom line."TEC has found that the need for more flexible lease terms, robust technological infrastructure and internet connectivity for virtual get-togethers, as well as spacious event venues to host socially distanced conferences, and even on-demand passes to support their remote working teams has dramatically increased in the last year.A whitepaper report will also be released for free public download on the campaign website that looks into the history and future trends of office development, plus TEC's approach to office design strategy.What is an office?  Your work, your space, your choice.Visit the campaign website HERE.The campaign videos can be viewed HERE.  About The Executive CentreThe Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ Centres in 32 cities and 14 markets.The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space -- they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business needs.  For more information please visit