The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-07-25T12:52:45Z Clavax will be exhibiting at the MWC Americas Event 2017 in San Francisco 2017-07-25T12:52:45Z clavax-will-be-exhibiting-at-the-mwc-americas-event-2017-in-san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO - July 25, 2017 -Clavax Technologies, one of the fastest growing IT firms proudly announces its participation in the first-ever Mobile World Congress event to take place in San Francisco US from 12-14 September. The MWC Americas 2017, the premier Mobile Industry Event organized by GSMA in partnership with CTIA will feature more than 1000 international exhibitors & above 30000 visitors from across the globe.With the theme of "The Tech Element", the exhibition of MWC Americas will be hosting a large-scale platform allowing leading players from across the mobile industries to showcase their innovative technologies & services that are shaping the mobile landscape. Clavax is excited to be a part of the event and move a step ahead towards the path of business transformation through the digital advances in the mobile industry.The Chief Technology Officer of the Clavax, Deepak Tomar stated the following statement: "We believe that taking part in the MWC Americas 2017 will not only provide an ideal platform to expand our business opportunities globally but also in understanding the latest product demonstrations & industry-changing announcements. At Clavax, we focus on delivering world class mobile solutions keeping in mind the new innovations in areas like 5G, IoT & next-generation networks. Through this platform, we aim to showcase our high-quality services & learn how mobile is creating a connected life, transforming individuals & businesses to interact and innovate."For more information about the upcoming event, visit our website http://www.clavax.com/mobile-world-congress-2017About Clavax Technologies: Clavax Technologies is the leading IT firm based in San Jose, California having expertise in rendering enterprise-level services & transforming ideas into innovative solutions. With the best-ever services offered to the millions of happy clients worldwide, this technology partner is also known for the robust customer support that is always available for any assistance. Expedio to support new junior explorer to get their data sorted from the beginning 2017-07-25T07:50:47Z expedio-to-support-new-junior-explorer-to-get-their-data-sorted-from-the-beginning PERTH, 25 July 2017: Expedio is proud to announce it has been appointed as data management provider for new junior explorer Cygnus Gold Limited. Cygnus Gold Limited has contracted Perth-based Expedio to implement industry best practise data collection and management solutions ahead of their upcoming drilling program. Expedio will manage all geological data requirements for Cygnus including historic open source data from within their project areas. Cygnus Gold Limited will benefit from outsourcing their IT infrastructure and staffing overheads while having the assurance their data is managed with the highest technical standards and combined centuries of experience from the expert team at Expedio. This support model ensures efficiency and immediate access to data, as well as the adherence to stringent business rules and statutory compliance. Expedio’s single interface data management solution integrated with centralised and standardised outputs and advanced reports ensure Cygnus Gold Limited is operating from a ‘single source of truth’ across divisions. Expedio’s innovative data logging solution can be used even when offline, which means that Cygnus Gold Limited will be collecting fast, accurate and dependable data no matter what. “Having access to immediate and accurate geological data delivered by excellent customer service is crucial for mining and exploration companies,” said Lara Groves, Expedio Managing Director. “With an 18-year history of providing cost effective and successful solutions, we’re confident Expedio will be delivering fantastic operational and compliance outcomes for Cygnus Gold Limited now and into the future.” “Cygnus Gold recognises that having a high quality database and data management systems is critical to the success of the company,” said James Merrillees, Cygnus CEO. “Cygnus is pleased to team up with Expedio at this early stage and we look forward to working together as we build shareholder value through discovery success.” *** ENDS *** For media queries please contact: Expedio Lara Groves, Managing Director           lara.groves@expedio.com.au   Cygnus Gold Limited James Merrillees, CEO          j.merrillees@cygnusgold.com   About Expedio www.expedio.com.au Based in Perth, Western Australia, Expedio is a geological data management consultancy, with a team of IT and geo-scientific professionals and a client base covering all corners of the world. Formed in 1999, Expedio was established to provide data management solutions to mining and exploration companies. Expedio offers an integrated series of tools to configure and manage exploration and drilling data, from collection through to management and delivery, ensuring always accurate data. Beyond the mining industry, Expedio can provide data-management services, rugged hardware solutions and personnel across a broad range of industries.   About Cygnus Gold Limited www.cygnusgold.com Cygnus Gold Limited is a Perth-based junior explorer focussed on the exploration and discovery of gold deposits in the high-grade metamorphic terrane of southwest Western Australia. Cygnus holds over 3,500km2 of granted tenements and applications and is run by a world class technical team with expertise in target generation using leading edge technologies. Iconic Ford Race Car Collection To Go Under The Hammer In Brisbane 2017-07-25T07:12:24Z iconic-ford-race-car-collection-to-go-under-the-hammer-in-brisbane The towering legend that is Bathurst’s Mount Panorama race track has been the cause of much celebration and disappointment for race drivers and teams alike since the first endurance race was held there in 1960. Lloyds Auctions has managed to capture the essence of the most evocative era of racing in Australia, Group C, with cars which have galloped up The Mountain now offered for the first time to the public completely unreserved. Dick Johnson is a name that rings through the years with a ‘legend’ status few drivers of the era can match. Lloyds is proud to offer this 1977 Ford Falcon XC in its iconic Bryan Byrt Ford livery and features an extensive history with both Jim Richards and Dick Johnson piloting the car in period to numerous successes and several Bathurst meetings. The ‘reverse Cobra’ scheme with number 32 now seen on the car is as the car raced at Bathurst in 1978 with John French and Warwick Brown. This 1978 Ford Falcon XC is believed to be the third Moffat race car from the era of Allan Moffat and Colin Bond’s famous one-two Bathurst finish. Further adding to its provenance is that this car was built using a Ford factory lightweight shell. Privateer Bill O’Brien ran this car in the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1979 and 1980 to decent results including fourth at Lakeside in ’79 and fourth place at Sandown in 1980. Now wearing its Bathurst 1979 Everlast livery, it represents the car Bill O’Brien and Ray Winter competed in that year. After taking the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1979 Bob Morris cut his ties with Holden for the 1980 running of The Great Race at Bathurst partnering with Bill O’Brien in this 1980 Ford Falcon XD. An iconic and an important car for a race dominated by news of Dick Johnson’s collision with ‘the rock’, this car became the first to run a three driver line-up when Allan Moffat grabbed a stint behind the wheel after his Falcon expired early in the race. O’Brien continued to campaign the car until the end of Group C in 1984 with mid-field Bathurst results and some points wins in the ATCC during 1982 and 1983. One of the most original Group C race cars in Australia, this 1982 Ford Falcon XE comes complete with stone chips from its last race at Bathurst in 1984 and a pedigree that would be hard to match. Built by Fred Gibson and said to be the most expensive Group C race car ever built, this original and untouched XE Falcon has ATCC and Bathurst meets under its belt with Joe Moore behind the wheel and symbolises the end of an era for both Australian Group C motorsport and for Ford’s iconic 351ci Cleveland V8 with Ford Australia abandoning V8 engines altogether from 1985 for nearly a decade. Auction to be held 29 July in Brisbane with online bidding now open and further information at www.lloydsauctions.com.au/ClassicCars Driver Turned Chef is Redmako’s Trainee of the Year 2017-07-25T06:37:28Z driver-turned-chef-is-redmako-s-trainee-of-the-year Queensland, 14 July 2017 – Redmako Learning’s Hospitality Trainee of the Year for 2016 has been awarded to a young chef-in-the-making for his high level of self-reliance and development in the commercial kitchen. The award is presented to an individual who has been outstanding in all aspects of their training, and this year it was Nambour resident Eric Benson who received the accolade for his proven personal and career growth, demonstrated keenness, and development in training. Before starting his Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at Redmako Learning, 25-year-old Eric used to operate and drive heavy machinery in the oil and gas industry. Since then he has gone on to find a strong passion in the kitchen and win the title of Trainee of the Year out of more than 200 active and enrolled students. “Having found my passion is something which is important for me,” he says. “Now I can say that I can push myself to succeed in this industry, just to see how far I can take it. I never really want to settle for just getting by, it’s not me, and for me nothing compares to this. There’s just nothing like it. “For me it’s not so much a physical place, it’s more about making myself happy whether I’m in fine dining or working in a café, bistro or pub…it doesn’t really matter where I am so long as I’m using good products to produce quality food that people enjoy. “You can’t ask for more than that, right?” Eric says his apprenticeship helped shaped his life, whereby he could translate all his training into improving his personal world, and being supported by trainers and fellow colleagues was an important aspect of succeeding. He says learning to become a chef has changed his life. “A few months ago, I did a charity event with my executive chef in Brisbane, and it was on the penthouse of the Brisbane River Apartment,” he says. “There were 20-something people and I’m standing there looking at them, thinking that this time last year, I was working at a pub. It was just a really surreal moment for me – that I’ve come this far just from pushing myself at putting myself out there.” Redmako Learning trainer Ali Orchard says Eric showed the most improvement over the past year, and it was important for young people like him to consider hospitality because the industry was in their hands. She says it’s all about the support, and that having a trainer to talk openly to and ask questions of is an amazing benefit. “Eric showed creativity, dedication and innovation in his approach to cooking, which is why he won the Trainee of the Year Award,” she says. “He showed strong interests in sustainability, the environment and producing fresh produce. He is, and will be, an industry leader. “The future of the hospitality industry is in the hands of these young people, we have a responsibility to ensure they have everything they need to keep it going, to train them and develop them.” To be eligible for Redmako Learning’s Trainee of the Year Award, recipients had to complete or be due to complete a Redmako training course that led to a national recognised outcome or qualification, have a contract of training within their relevant state training authority, and excel in career and study achievements. About Redmako Learning Redmako Learning is a training specialist in niche industries including hospitality, business, tourism and events. We deliver up-to-date, dynamic and innovative Government certified training tailored by professionals, for professionals. Redmako Learning delivers training and assessment through traineeships and apprenticeships, Recognition of Prior Learning, in the classroom, and through virtual and eLearning tools. We also work with employers to help attract and retain great staff through pathway to employment program placements, traineeships, and apprenticeships. We are a market leader in providing dynamic tailored programs for students and jobseekers to meet the needs of our large, national employer database, and our success is evident through our ongoing partnerships with the largest employment services in Australia. For more information visit redmako.com.au. Innovative approach sees Seeley International win big at 2017 Albury Wodonga Business Awards 2017-07-25T06:15:13Z innovative-approach-sees-seeley-international-win-big-at-2017-albury-wodonga-business-awards Seeley International emerged a standout success story at the prestigious 2017 Albury Wodonga Business Awards, after it was announced a winner of the Excellence in Innovation and Most Outstanding Medium/Large business categories at a gala event on Friday, 14th July. Seeley International was victorious in the Excellence in Innovation category thanks to its revolutionary Braemar 7 star equivalent ducted gas heater (DGH), which is manufactured at its Albury-based factory. Seeley International Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the Braemar 7 star equivalent DGH represents a major breakthrough for the industry, thanks to its ability to significantly reduce energy usage and the impact on the environment as a result of clever design and engineering, including a revolutionary inverter motor. “Not only does it continue to be the highest star rating and the most efficient conventional ducted gas heater in the world, it has shifted the paradigm of the star rating system in Australia – challenging the current rating system that only offers a maximum of six stars,” Mr Seeley said. “Seeley International’s strong focus on research and development sees five percent of our revenue annually re-invested into research and development.  This coupled with our outstanding engineering team at our Albury factory has enabled us to overcome a number of challenges in developing this revolutionary market-leading product through many months of design, testing re-design and re-testing,” added Mr Seeley. “That perseverance and dedication to excellence has been recognised through this award of Excellence in Innovation, and underpins Seeley International’s acknowledgement that our people are by far our greatest asset. Our most significant innovations have resulted from encouraging creative minds to challenge conventional wisdom in an environment where everyone feels comfortable to share their ideas and contribute.” Adding to the night’s celebrations, Seeley International was also announced as winner of the Most Outstanding Medium/Large business category in recognition of its industry reputation as a market leader. “As an Australian manufacturer, Seeley International continues to go from strength to strength, while many others are closing doors or downsizing, and our plans to become a billion-dollar company in the years ahead has already achieved an increased Australian market share and achieved expansion overseas, with 31% growth achieved across the company in the past two years,” he said. “Seeley International is bucking the trend and is starting to ramp up employment growth at our Albury manufacturing plant which is expected to grow over the coming months,” added Mr Seeley. The Albury Wodonga Business Awards gala dinner event involved presentation of trophies to winners in 15 categories from 94 entries and 71 finalists. More about the Albury Wodonga Business Awards can be found at http://chamberbusinessawards.com.au/ About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia. Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar, AIRA and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, who remains Executive Chairman. Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian made products, which it exports to more than 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com Impact Innovation takes Nexgen Plants to Israel 2017-07-25T06:00:03Z impact-innovation-takes-nexgen-plants-to-israel Nexgen Plants, the University of Queensland startup developing a rapid response to improve crop production and save the world’s value-rich crops from devastating diseases, will join an official delegation visiting Israel between 5-14 August, funded by the $420 million whole-of-government Advance Queensland initiative. Impact Innovation Group helped form the company in 2013, with raising $2M to commercialise a new non-GM technology that confers a range of disease resistance, production and consumer traits to economically important crops like potatoes and rice. Impact Innovation’s managing director, Brian Ruddle, will represent Nexgen Plants in his capacity as the agtech company’s CEO. Mr Ruddle said he was looking forward to pursuing new commercialisation and investment opportunities for Nexgen and other agtech startups in his company’s portfolio. “Nexgen’s platform technologies can enhance the value from crop production and prevent crop viruses from wiping out the food supplies of millions of people and damaging the local economies of agriculture-dependent communities around the world. “Professor Peer Schenk and his research team have achieved a great deal with the financial support of early stage investors, confirming that Nexgen Plants could dramatically change plant breeding and disease management to feed a hungry world. “Now we’re pursuing investment and collaboration for further R&D to incorporate economically important traits into elite varieties so we can accelerate commercialisation and see this technology available to growers within two years,” Mr Ruddle said. Providing experienced senior executive managers to lead startups like Nexgen Plants is one way that Impact Innovation enables early stage ventures to kick big goals quickly without cash-burning overheads. “They need specialist management – different expertise at different stages and the right skills at the right time to overcome the ‘roadblocks’ to success,” said Mr Ruddle. “For discovery-based startups, this means the founders can focus on the what they do best – the R&D – while we manage what’s needed to get the ideas to market.” The Queensland Government has partnered with Startup Catalyst and Austrade to coordinate and fund the mission through Austrade’s Tel Aviv Landing Pad, an Australian Government initiative to open markets for Australian startup businesses. The delegation’s week in Israel will be based in SOSA (South of Salame), which is a community of prominent venture capital investors. Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said “Israel consistently ranks highly on innovation and entrepreneurship, and is frequently referred to as the ‘startup nation’. We want to expose our businesses to their practices and learn as much as we can from them.” About Nexgen Plants www.nexgenplants.com Nexgen Plants is an emerging plant trait company geared to transform food, fibre and energy production. Our technologies can prevent crop viruses from wiping out the food supplies and crop-derived incomes of millions of people around the world; and introduce pathogen resistance, production, and consumer traits into economically important crops to boost quality and reduce waste. Spun out from The University of Queensland and based on the research of Professor Peer Schenk’s team, Nexgen is developing microRNA-based solutions that will help agriculture-dependent communities around the world recover faster from outbreaks of devastating crop viruses. The company is also commercialising a novel non-GM approach to introducing key traits into economically important crops. Both trait strategies are ready for licence and collaborative R&D. Agriculture is the largest industry in the world, employing some 40% of its population. Our technologies offer farmers the potential for improved yields and the means to manage pressure from emerging pathogens. Nexgen techniques have been applied successfully to major crops, including tomato, potato, sorghum and rice, with work now commencing on a range of other annual and perennial crops. Healing House Announces Winter Specials with Deep Relaxation Massages 2017-07-25T05:32:08Z healing-house-announces-winter-specials-with-deep-relaxation-massages-1 Healing House, the premium wellness destination for Thai Massage and Day Spa, has announced their Winter Special for 2017. Thai Massage is therapeutic in nature, it adopts a natural, holistic approach to health, healing and the overall wellbeing of the person.This Winter Special offer includes their two best treatments and is available till August 2017. They comprise of the Hot Stone Massage and Thai Herbal Hot Compress Balls. They are offering their two popular treatments during winters. The 90-minute treatment costs just $149 per person. These treatments are perfect to warm the body during the cold winter days. It provides deep relaxations through heat. Those who would like to enjoy the Winter Special Offer will need to call and take an appointment at least one day in advance as they will need to make preparations for the massage. Healing House has made a name as the best place for customers to find relaxation, good health and wellbeing through their various massage and spa packages. Their special packages help customers feel healthier, happier and more relaxed since they are nourishing in nature. Healing House is particular about using only premium organic and natural products in their treatments. This winter Healing House has plans to pamper Australians with warm massages using warm oils. They invite all those seeking to escape the cold winter to enjoy a warm bed in a quiet and peaceful room. Their massages and treatments cause stress and anxieties to melt away. The personnel of Healing House are trained to therapeutically manipulate with the right pressure on key points on the body to provide optimum relaxation and instant relief. Healing House has other packages too such as Sunflower House, Jasmine House, Orchid House, Frangipani House, Glow House and Relax House packages. Other massage packages include the Healing House Signature Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Massages, Foot Reflexology and Pregnancy Massages. The Body Spa services provided by Healing House include Healing House Manicure, Healing House Pedicure, Healing House body Scrub and Healing House Facials. Those interested in the massages and treatments offered by Healing House may call them at 1300 979 555 or send an email to healing@healinghouse.net.au. To know more about Healing House and the Winter Special visit this link https://healinghouse.net.au/winter-special-2017/  Winter prep for spring selling season 2017-07-25T05:32:01Z winter-prep-for-spring-selling-season Noticed that the local Bunning’s has been busier than usual lately? With Sydney experiencing one of the driest winters on record, Cameron Nicholls - Principal and Founder of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, suggests it may be those prepping for a spring sale. Cameron Nicholls says, “It’s no secret that many vendors have the mentality that it’s bad to sell in winter and they won’t get as much for their home as they would have if they’d waited for the magic of spring. So, we’re urging those who are thinking of selling to use the last weeks of winter to get their homes prepped for sale so they can hit the market from September 1.” Cameron’s top 5 areas to prep this winter include: The Garage – This area is typically the dumping ground. Now is the time to get it organised, clean and demonstrate the functionality it deserves. There is nothing worse than seeing cluttered space – no matter what room it’s in. The Garden – Trim back the trees and consult your local garden centre to determine which plants will flourish and add colour come September. The Façade – Does your door need painting? Or the entire house? Now is the time to invest in painting your façade. Many think the warmer weather is best, but this only makes the paint sweat while drying. The Windows – Simply cleaning your windows can add value to your property, it’s amazing the difference clear glass can give to your home. It also shows to potential buyers that the home has been well maintained. The Gutters – Clear up the autumn leaf drop from your gutters. This is not only for safety and to prevent blockages but also to improve the look of the roofing. About Nicholls & Co Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. www.nichollsandco.com.au My Cubby – Encouraging Play Experiences to Develop Creativity and Ingenuity 2017-07-25T05:21:17Z my-cubby-encouraging-play-experiences-to-develop-creativity-and-ingenuity-2 Experts have emphasised the importance of play in the lives of children. My Cubby, Australia’s cubby house experts, provides plenty of opportunities to children to play. It has been established that the power of play is the most useful tool for literacy, numeracy, communication and language, social and emotional development. Play also enhances creativity and ingenuity in a child. My Cubby has a whole range of cubby houses that helps fill in the play needs of children. These include Duplex, Forts, Triplex, Classic Cubby Houses, Adventurer and Childcare Cubbies among others. Children happily play with each other and grow to be fulfilled adults when they build positive relationships with their friends through play. My Cubby provides a wonderful and safe space for children to play outdoors while developing their intellectual abilities and fine motor skills. It is a great opportunity for children to have a place to play in these modern times when many children prefer to spend time in front of a computer or television . Playing in their home environment ensures a balance in the life of a child while also enriching their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being.  During play children use imagination and it helps develop cognitive, physical and social skills while contributing to their overall wellbeing. Child learn through discovery and playing outdoors adds a spurt to their imagination. A report titled ‘Early Literacy and Numeracy - Self-Guided Learning Package,’ a resource developed by Community Child Care (CCC) states, ‘The early language play includes: making sounds and babbling, interactive games such as ‘peek-a-boo’, listening and joining in songs, playing finger games and rhymes, listening to stories, looking at picture books, enjoying pretence play, scribbling, drawing and painting.’ (Milne, 1994). ‘Children have many opportunities to be exposed to literacy and numeracy concepts in dramatic play. Setting up a range of different dramatic play experiences is one of the most effective ways to help children recognise symbols and practice their thinking skills and oral language all at the same time.’ (Milne, 1994).    My Cubby has made and installed over 1,000 cubby houses around Australia since 2011. It is a registered member of Play Australia. They ensure that the Australian Standards for Playgrounds is adhered to whenever they set up and install a cubby house. Those who would like to know more about My Cubby may call 1800 121513 or send an email to info@mycubby.com.au. To visit the website of My Cubby: https://www.mycubby.com.au/ FINANCIAL EXPERT PHILIPPA HUNT, URGES WOMEN TO QUESTION THE STATUS QUO 2017-07-25T03:45:15Z financial-expert-philippa-hunt-urges-women-to-question-the-status-quo This advice comes in light of statistics released this year by the Australian Bureau revealing once again that women have a much lower superannuation balance than men of the same age. The survey also showed that in 2014-15, the labour force participation rate of people aged 20-74 years was 65.1% for women and 78.3% for men. In addition, the bureau’s last gender release study showed that 44 percent of employed women worked part time in 2015-16, compared with 15 percent of men. These relatively high rates of women working part time have remained much the same over the last decade. What does this mean for women? Fewer hours worked equals less superannuation. There are many solutions to closing the gender gap in finances however ultimately while the imbalance still exists, women need access to practical tools to secure their own financial freedom. Women are living longer ultimately meaning they require more money to live, and while gender disparity continues to exist for a variety of complex reasons, according to Ms.Hunt, women can take charge. "Women from of all walks of life can use transformative strategies to regain control," says Philippa. “We are currently remediating and improving programs,  creating systems that have evolved over the last 10 years, giving women the tools to benefit their lives financially. It is an exciting time in our area of expertise,” says the passionate advocate. Philippa is a renowned money mentor who says that many women are looking at retirement with a question mark, or find themselves pondering a new direction in business, employment or even saving for their child’s education. Or perhaps the goal posts in life have changed, and they want to invest in a goal. The freedom that being in control of money brings with it the socio-economic benefits, self-esteem and a joyful life that can be relieved from money stress." Many years of Philippa’s  life has been spent working on women’s issues and groups serving as a past member of the Women In Finance Committee. It is through this advocacy that she gravitated to helping women establish new patterns that could transform mindsets and actuate positive outcomes. For more information about Philippa and Wise Girl's Money Academy go to: http://philippahunt.com.au Philippa Hunt is Australia’s answer to Financial Mentoring and capability. She is an expert in Business, Finance, Psychology and has a passion for working on women’s issues and with groups. It is through this advocacy that she gravitated to helping women establish new patterns that could transform their mindsets and (actuate) create positive outcomes for them. The Wisegirls Money Academy education program recently launched is designed to bridge the gap between women and to develop their financial capability and integrity. Little Friends Scholarship Launched To Help Kids 2017-07-25T03:06:31Z little-friends-scholarship-launched-to-help-kids Friends With Dignity launched its national Little Friends Scholarship powered by Jeunesse Kids to help children affected by domestic violence not miss out on learning. Manuela Whitford, founder, said domestic violence has so many ripple effects. "One of those is a disruption in a child's education," she said. "When a person flees DV, the parent who leaves often does so with very little - money, clothes and other personal belongings. "We know of families who leave with only what they can carry.  This means the child/ren do not have their school uniforms, books or school bags. "This just adds to an already stressful situation." Friends With Dignity provides critical and practical programs to assist survivors of domestic violence, be they men, women or children, in collaboration with refuges and crisis centres. Manuela said with the support of corporate sponsor Jeunesse Kids, Friends With Dignity are now able to provide monetary scholarships. "Twice a year we will give funds to families to ensure all children have the ability to keep learning and/or keep taking part in their sports or extra-curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue because of the financial impact of domestica nand fmaily violence within their family environment," she said. "Our existing Little Friends Program already covers educational requirements for example books, school shoes and uniforms and the Little Friends Scholarship powered by Jeunesse Kids covers two additional categories Curricular and Co curricular to provide additional financial support to help children affected by domestic and family violence with these costs so they do not miss out on the same opportunities as their peers. "We want children to stand out for the right reasons and not be disadvantaged." Scholarships are provided on a bi-annual basis with two categories of scholarships: - Educational - Extra-curricula There will be five Educational Scholarships and five Extra-Curricula Scholarships awarded twice per year. Each scholarship is up to the value of $500.00 (maximum amount that can be applied for).  Applications for round 1 are open now and close 31 July. http://www.friendswithdignity.org.au/little-friends-scholarship/ Invitation and media release: ADMA announces final wave of speakers for ADMA Global Forum 2017 2017-07-25T01:06:19Z invitation-and-media-release-adma-announces-final-wave-of-speakers-for-adma-global-forum-2017 ADMA announces final wave of speakers for ADMA Global Forum 2017 SYDNEY, 25 July, 2017 – The Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA) is pleased to announce the final list of speakers for this year’s ADMA Global Forum. The two-day conference will take place on 24 and 25 August at the Hilton Sydney. Once again, ADMA Global Forum, which aims to showcase the global leaders in their fields, is bringing together the brightest minds in marketing, media, technology, digital, tourism and even space exploration under one roof to highlight the need for cross-collaboration to deliver on excellent customer experience. “ADMA Global Forum has always sought to bring together the brightest minds and biggest influencers from all corners of the globe so we can have a full 360 view of best-in-class marketing and customer experience,“said Jodie Sangster, CEO of ADMA. “It’s clear that the CMO of tomorrow needs to look more broadly than marketing to develop wider business skills. Now more than ever, marketers are expected to be hybrids and multi-skilled in order to move into leadership roles. This why we have speakers like Naomi Simson, Founder of RedBalloon; Philip Corne, Executive Chairman of L Catterton (LVMH); and Joshua To, Design Director of VR, AR and US at Google, on this year’s program.” “This year, we wanted to push the envelope and get marketers to take themselves out of their comfort zones. In marketing, it’s important learn from every industry which is why our line-up of speakers include Jason Crusan of NASA and best-selling author, Matt Britton,” added Sangster. This year’s conference has been programmed to cover six streams and they are: Brand Building, Data-driven Marketing, Digital Marketing, Technology Marketing, Content, and Creativity & Innovation. ADMA Global Forum is the country’s largest marketing conference and attracted over 750 attendees last year. It provides attendees with exclusive access to international visionaries as well as local talents who are able to share firsthand their success stories and insights on the future of marketing. ADMA Global Forum 2017 keynotes include:- - Adam Stewart, Global Digital Director, Reckitt Benckiser (UK) - Allen Olivo, Silicon Valley Brand Marketing Executive (US) - Brian Morrissey, President and Editor-in-Chief, Digiday (US) - Fernando Machado, Head of Brand Marketing, Burger King (US) - Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division for Human Exploration and Operations, NASA (US) - Jeanniey Mullen, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Mercer (US) - Jules Lund, Founder, TRIBE (AU) - Kerry McCabe, Founder, Unltd and CEO, PlayersVoice.com.au (AU) - Kylie Long, CEO, Peer Academy (AU) - Matt Britton, Best Selling Author, YouthNation (US) - Melanie van Rooy, Marketing Director, Makro (South Africa) - Naomi Simson, Founder, RedBalloon and NaomiSimson.com (AU) - Olivia Liang, Senior Product Marketing Manager, eHarmony (US) - Philip Corne, Executive Chairman, L Catterton (LVMH) (AU) - Rachel Botsman, Founder, Collab Lab (AU) - Steve Brennen, Chief Marketing Officer, Uber and Chairman, ADMA (AU) - Tim Mackinnon, Chief Marketing Officer, Ebay Australia (AU) - Tom Betts, Chief Data Officer and Member of Board of Directors, Financial Times (UK) - Tom Ewing, Senior Director, Digital Culture, System1 Group (UK) - Vittoria Shortt, Group Executive, Group Marketing and Strategy, Commonwealth Bank (AU) Other speakers include: - Alex Louey, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Appscore (AU) - Amanda Farnsworth, Editor, Visual Journalism, BBC News (UK) - Ananth Sarathy, GM of Digital, Woolworths (AU) - Andrew Reid, General Manager, Data Analytics and Insights, Ticketek Australia (TEG) (AU) - Ant Russell, Marketing Manager, Brand & Acquisition AAMI, Suncorp (AU) - Carlie Sidey, National Marketing Manager, Guest Experience, Toyota (AU) - Catriona Wallace, CEO & Founder, Customer Experience Futurist & Entrepreneur, Flamingo (US) - Dean Jones, Co-Founder and CEO, GlamCorner (AU)- Deeps De Silva, Head of Marketing APAC & Japan, Dropbox (AU) - Elaine Herlihy, Marketing Director, Paypal Australia (AU) - Joshua To, Design Director, VR AR UX, Google (US) - May Lilley, Senior Manager of Australia Destination Marketing, Vail Resorts (US) - Michael Leon, Global Creative Director, Sonos (US) - Nick Bell, Founder, WME and Co-Founder, Hosting Australia, Appscore (AU) - Richard Parker, Managing Partner, Edge Agency (AU) - Thoryn Stephens, former Chief Digital Officer, American Apparel (US) - Trisca Scott Branagan, Executive Director – Marketing, Deakin University (AU) - Trudie Newcomb, Vice President, Acquisition, Early Engagement and David Jones Strategic Alliance, American Express (AU) - Taryn Williams, Founder & CEO, TheRight.Fit and WINK and Board Director, Digital + Technology Collective (AU) Also for the first time, ADMA has partnered with Marketo to develop an exclusive preview of the conference a day before Global Forum 2017. The invitation-only event has been organised for senior executives and will feature a series of panel sessions with the conference’s international speakers. The full program can be viewed here with the confirmed list of international and local speakers. Further updates to the program will be reflected on the ADMA website. About ADMA The Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA) is the principal industry body for information-based marketing and advertising, and is the largest marketing and advertising body in Australia. ADMA is the ultimate authority and go-to resource for creative and effective data-driven marketing across all channels and platforms, providing insight, ideas and innovation to advance responsive and enlightened marketing. ADMA has over 600 corporate member organisations including major financial institutions, telecommunications companies, energy providers, leading media companies, travel service companies, airlines, major charities, statutory corporations, educational institutions and specialist suppliers to the industry including advertising agencies, software and internet companies. For more information, please contact: Jo Balfour jo@progressiva.com.au 0405 542 018 Shuba Paheerathan shuba@progressiva.com.au 0438 606 424 KAISER BROTHERS BREWERY 2017-07-25T01:04:26Z kaiser-brothers-brewery Kaiser Brothers Brewery is celebrating a year of beer and its first century! So how does this Christchurch brew crew do it? Kaiser Brothers Brewery was established by the three German-Kiwi Giesen brothers, whose great uncle, established the renowned Kaiser Brewery in the village of Bischofsgrun, in north-east Bavaria. Kaiser Brothers Brewery brews are inspired by the original 1862 recipe, and crafted to be ‘Kiwi-as’. The Kaiser Brothers Brewery took off when Alex Giesen met Kaiser Brothers Brewing Captain, Dicky Fife. With brewing legend Fife on board, Kaiser Brothers Brewing started making its beer via contract before establishing its own brewery in Christchurch in 2016. Just over a year since it began brewing at its Halwyn Drive brew HQ, Kaiser Brothers Brewery is releasing its 100th brew – marking its first century and its first year of beer. Dicky says ‘we make Kaiser Brothers Brewery beers honestly for flavour and taste. Just as it was in the 1860s, today’s Kaiser Brothers beers are made by a passionate team using real, quality local ingredients.’  Dicky says Kaiser Brothers Brewery starts with Canterbury’s world-renowned artesian water and they use the finest ingredients from the South Island before adding yeast which is true to the style of beer. “You’ll taste Germanic yeast in our Pilsener and Weizen, English yeast in English Special Bitter and - you guessed it - American yeast for our American Pale Ale,” Dicky says.    Kaiser Brothers Brewery core range of four beers is available in 500ml bottles at bottle shops across the New Zealand: ·      Kaiser Brothers Brewery Pilsener ·      Kaiser Brothers Brewery English Special Bitter ·      Kaiser Brothers Brewery American Pale Ale ·      Kaiser Brothers Brewery Weizen From time to time, the Kaiser Brothers Brewery brew crew mix it up, having fun with styles and recipes creating special limited release and seasonal craft beers. They have just brewed two special limited release beers which Kaiser Brothers Brewery will pour at the country’s leading beer festival, Beervana in Wellington on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August. Dicky explains the first, Dopplebock Winter Beer, is a nod to Kaiser Brothers Brewery German heritage. It's a dark, Munich-style lager created as a traditional pilsener with added coloured malts. Dicky says it’s the perfect cool weather beer, full bodied with flavours of caramel, chocolate and traditional fruit cake – just like a meal in a glass.  Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale started life as a classic American Pale Ale. But then took a few deviations – the hops were dialled back, apple bourbon was added along with a touch of maple syrup and spices, all of which was matured in a French oak wine barrel. According to Dicky, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a beer reminiscent of a traditional American apple pie. Dicky encourages Kiwis to have fun and experiment with beers. With a 100 brews under their belt the Kaiser Brothers Brewery team believe they are just warming up and say they have plenty more flavour to come!  Ergoflex Mattresses Names Seven Australian Athletes as Brand Ambassadors 2017-07-25T00:44:38Z ergoflex-mattresses-names-seven-australian-athletes-as-brand-ambassadors-2 Seven champion Australian Athletes have been appointed as official Ambassadors for Ergoflex Mattresses, Australia’s original online mattress retailer, to educate Australians about the importance of quality sleep.Team Ergoflex includes Michelle Heyman, Annette Edmondson, Mariafe Artacho del Solar, Olympia Aldersey, Lucien Delfour, Daniel Repacholi and Tay Clark. These professional athletes compete at the highest level in a range of sports including soccer, cycling, beach volleyball, rowing, canoeing, shooting and track and field.“We are delighted to welcome our new ambassadors to the Ergoflex team,” said Matthew White, Director of Ergoflex.“These champion Team Ergoflex athletes are dedicated in their pursuit of excellence and know the value of great quality sleep. Everyone should make sure they’re not just getting enough sleep but getting the best quality sleep possible. Our mattress is designed to relieve pressure and provide full body support throughout the night – making it perfect for recovering from the rigours of sports, and everyday life!”Ergoflex has a proud history of providing great sleep to sportspeople at the very top of their game around the world. In the UK, English rugby star James Haskell and record-breaking four-time Tour de France champion and Team GB Olympian Chris Froome are among many top-level international athletes who choose Ergoflex mattresses as an important part of their regime.In Australia, Legendary Matilda’s striker, Michelle Heyman has been a long-time advocate for Ergoflex.“Ergoflex is the most comfortable mattress that I've ever slept on!” Heyman said.“As an athlete, sleep is essential for my post-game recovery. My Ergoflex mattress definitely helps me give my body the best night’s sleep. I'm so happy to be an Ambassador for Ergoflex and spread the word about this amazing mattress," Heyman said.Annette Edmondson, world champion track and road cyclist, also enjoys the comfort and support she gets from her Ergoflex mattress. “As a professional athlete, we spend a lot of time away from home, moving from one hotel to another. Good sleep is sometimes really hard to achieve. When I’m competing overseas I can’t wait to get home to my Ergoflex mattress,” Edmondson said.The professional athletes each choose to sleep on the Ergoflex new generation 5G Memory Foam mattress which provides a comfortable night’s sleep and helps them recover from a gruelling training session or prepare for a major competition.“Our sporting ambassadors are striving to reach the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen sport. Both at home and on the world stage, Ergoflex proudly supports them on their journey,” White added.TEAM ERGOFLEX ATHLETE AMBASSADORSMichelle Heyman, SoccerMichelle Heyman is a star of the Australian soccer team, the Westfield Matildas, and represented Australia at the 2015 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  Michelle is also a key playmaker and striker for Canberra United in the National W-League. She was awarded the W-League Golden Boot and was named Julie Dolan Medal winner.Annette Edmondson, CyclingAdelaide-born Annette Edmondson is World Champion, Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympic medallist, in both track and road cycling. Her titles include gold medals in both the Omnium and Team Pursuit at the 2015 Track World Championships, Gold and Silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Bronze medal at the London Olympic Games 2012.Mariafe Artacho del Solar, Beach VolleyballFormer U23 World Champion, Mariafe is the current 2017 Australian Champion in beach volleyball. In 2007 she was selected to represent Australia at the U19 World Championships in Poland. After winning gold at the Asian Continental Cup Final in late June 2016, Mariafe made her Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio.Olympia Aldersey, RowingAt age 15, Olympia Aldersey took up rowing with a dream of competing at the Olympics. She was crowned U23 World Champion in the women’s quad sculls and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze at multiple World Championships in the double and quad sculls. She made her Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio competing in the Women's Eight and scull teams.Lucien Delfour, CanoeingLucien Delfour is a French-Australian slalom canoeist. Delfour started canoeing at age 8. At the Canoe Slalom World Cup in 2012, 2013 and 2015 Delfour won several medals.  He placed 17th in the K1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Dan Repacholi, ShootingDaniel Repacholi is an Australian sports shooter, from Victoria. He has competed at a four Olympic Games in the 10-metre air pistol and the 50-metre free pistol, debuting in 2004 at Athens at the age of 22.  In 2010, Daniel won a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won gold in the 10m air rifle gold and bronze in 50m air rifle.Tay Clark, Long Jump/High JumpTay-Leiha Clark is a 19-year old full-time Australian athlete and one of our rising Triple Jump, High Jump and Long Jump talents. At the age of 16 and the youngest in the field, Tay won the silver medal at the Youth Olympics in the Triple Jump.  https://www.ergoflex.com.au/ergoflex-ambassadors Ends  About Ergoflex AustraliaErgoflex is Australia’s original online mattress retailer. The company was established in the UK in 2006 and Australia in 2010 with a mission to improve sleep health. Ergoflex was the first online mattress brand of its kind in Australia, offering premium-quality high-density memory foam mattresses delivered directly to the customer’s door as a ‘Bed in a Box’. This direct to consumer model has proven so popular it is now the industry standard. Visit www.ergoflex.com.au for more information about the Ergoflex mattress and accessories. emt Distribution and NinjaMSP to Disrupt Managed Service Provider (MSP) Market in Australia, New Zealand and Asia 2017-07-25T00:42:23Z emt-distribution-and-ninjamsp-to-disrupt-managed-service-provider-msp-market-in-australia-new-zealand-and-asia Adelaide, Australia – 25 July 2017: Cyber security specialist, emt Distribution today announced that California-based NinjaMSP has selected it to distribute the cloud-based Remote Monitoring and Management solution, Ninja RMM, to managed service providers (MSPs) in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. With a strong distribution partner and a 100% channel strategy Ninja is set to disrupt the MSP market in the region. The Ninja RMM solution addresses eroding MSP value propositions and market instability, while offering additional cyber security revenue opportunities. Over 1000 MSPs worldwide have already converted to “IT Ninjas”. With around 100% growth, the number will hit 2000 by the end of 2017. The distribution agreement will see emt expand its RMM and security solution offerings to MSPs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, boost NinjaMSP’s market share in the region and increase service levels to existing customers. emt will also distribute the Ninja NMS software-as-a-service network monitoring solution for MSPs. “We have selectively and carefully selected emt as our distributor in the ANZ/Asia region because we share the same values and vision,” said Sal Sferlazza, CEO and Founder of NinjaRMM. “Cloud is not an afterthought for emt or for us; it’s the primary way of doing things. We have been impressed by the level of knowledge and experience that the emt management team has with dealing with MSPs and cloud vendors. We have full and unconditional alignment with their philosophy, which is quite amazing.” With recent vendor shifts in the RMM market over the last 18 months, MSPs are looking to vendors who can satisfy existing functional requirements, provide additional revenue opportunities and offer good, stable working relationships, said Scott Hagenus, CMO of emt. “A key factor for us in taking on the distribution is NinjaMSP’s absolute commitment to MSPs. While they could be considered the ‘the new kid on the block’ the people behind NinjaMSP know what the market likes, wants and needs,” said Hagenus. “They don’t lock MSPs into lengthy contracts and they employee zero commission account executives because long term relationships are the goal, not one off super contracts.” NinjaMSP created Ninja RMM to directly address a number of issues that have plagued MSPs. It solves the problems of bloated RMM solutions, costly implementations and steep learning curves that have eroded many MSPs’ value propositions. “We wanted to make an RMM that is really easy to use. Everything in the UI is clickable and intuitive,” said NinjaMSP Product Manager, Andy Zhu. “Instead of a week or more of training, an MSP technician can learn everything they need to start using Ninja’s cloud-based, software-as-a-service RMM tool during an hour-long onboarding session.” Ninja RRM’s rapid growth has been has been spurred by its intuitive, simple management console and integrations with leading vendors in professional service automation, security, backup, and remote access and control. This gives MSPs choice in both their service offering and the vendors they use within their RMM. “With integrations for third party patch management, Webroot endpoint protection and backup, MSPs can protect their customers from ransomware attacks,” said Hagenus. “With customers backed up, protected and monitored, Ninja is virtually security as a service.” That gives MSPs an opportunity to extend their reach to customers too big for a traditional MSP but too small for a managed security service provider (MSSP), said Hagenus. “And if the customer is big enough to handle security themselves, MSPs can sell them Ninja’s corporate product, which is also sold 100% through the channel, and keep the relationship.” About Ninja MSP NinjaMSP is a Silicon Valley based company that has a wealth of experience building products for MSPs. Our team has backgrounds at Dell, Quest Software, Sonicwall, PacketTrap, LassoLogic and Anchor. Designed for MSPs, the Ninja platform offers an easy and simple to use web interface that includes zero training time, one-click drill down with integrated search as well as one-click remediation. With 360 degree monitoring, Ninja gives MSPs a measurable way to provision, monitor and manage their infrastructure. Additional resources can be found at http://www.ninjamsp.com. About emt Distribution emt Distribution is an Adelaide-based value added distributor and vendor representative with a presence in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. It also works closely with like-minded distributors in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. emt offers solutions that address the top four mitigation strategies to prevent cyber security incidents, the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual and solutions to assist channel partners and MSPs in delivering what their customers need. emt offers pre and post sales support, channel development, engaged sales processes and marketing assistance for both vendors and channel partners.