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    Childish Gambino won’t be coming to Australia after all.  The foot injury which derailed Gambino’s This Is America tour of the U.S.... Reported by 31 minutes ago.

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    Boeing 737 MAX 8  passenger aircraft of Lion Air Indonesian airline crashed a few minutes after take off from Jakarta airport. The airliner crashed into the sea in the area off the western coast of Java. There were 189 people on board. The crash left no survivors. The aircraft, Flight JT 610, was flying from Jakarta to the city of Pankalpinang (the administrative center of the province of Bangka-Belitung) on the island of Banka. The jetliner disappeared from radar screens about 13 minutes after takeoff.Search and rescue teams have discovered the site of the crash. A representative of the National Disaster Management Council of Indonesia, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, posted on his Twitter a video made on the crash site. The video clearly shows the oily stain, which was left on the water surface as a result of the crash. According to Nugroho, the wreckage of the aircraft and some personal belongings of passengers were also found. There were 188 people on board - 181 passengers, including three children, and seven crew members. However, a representative of the Indonesian Air Navigation Agency, Johannes Siraith, later told reporters that there were 189 people on board the aircraft - 182 passengers and seven crew members.Among the passengers, there were 20 employees of the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. There were no reports about Russian tourists on board the crashed aircraft. According to Flightradar 24, Flight JT 610 was a new generation Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with registration number PK-LQP. The liner, designed for 210 people, made its first flight on July 30, 2018, and was transferred to Lion Air on August 15.The cause of the crash has not been established yet. According to the authorities, immediately after takeoff, the pilots of the aircraft asked permission  to return to the airport and received a positive response from flight control officers. However, the connection with the aircraft was lost soon afterwards. The flight experience of the crew commander was 6,000 hours.Lion Air is the largest private airline in Indonesia. It was founded in 1999. The aircraft fleet consists of 115 aircraft, including new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliners. The destination network of the airline has more than 120 routes. Lion Air operates domestic flights, as well as a number of international flights in Southeast Asia, Australia and in the Middle East. Due to safety problems, the airplanes of the aircraft were not allowed to fly to EU countries before 2016.In 2013, Lion Air's Flight 904 crashed into water short of runway when landing at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar). All 108 people on board survived. In 2004, Flight 538 liner from Jakarta crashed while landing in the Indonesian city of Solo City, killing 25 people. In 2011 and 2012, several pilots of the airliner showed the content of methamphetamines in their blood samples.The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of medium-haul Boeing 737 aircraft. The aircraft was designed to replace Boeing 737 Next Generation family. The first 737 MAX was supplied in May 2017. Reported by PRAVDA 42 minutes ago.

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    *Company Closes Out Q3 2018 with a 139% Increase in Recurring Revenue over Q3 2017 as Company Closes Marquee Accounts Across Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality and Manufacturing*LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StaffConnect, the leading provider of mobile employee engagement solutions, today announced continued explosive growth, closing out Q3 2018 with a 139% increase in recurring revenue over Q3 2017, along with a 32% increase from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018. Persistent adoption of the company’s groundbreaking employee communications and engagement platform in the Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality and Manufacturing industries contributed to Staffconnect’s market traction as it continues to rapidly expand its worldwide footprint.

    A report by The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit estimates that the employee engagement sector is a $74.3 billion dollar market opportunity, asserting that engagement has become “the global CEO dashboard metric for the state of the workforce.” Growing evidence reveals how lower worker engagement affects overall company success, suggesting that engagement must be escalated to a board-level issue, given the impact on profitability, productivity, employee retention, and work culture.

    Employee experience (EX)—an employee’s opinions about and associations with a company based on interacting with it—links to bottom-line corporate profits. Most businesses are aware of this, as relayed in the Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, where it was disclosed that nearly half (48%) of businesses in all industries surveyed identified engagement as “very important.” What’s more, Deloitte found that EX is now rated as the fourth most important global trend for business leaders to address. Yet despite management’s growing recognition of the critical nature of EX, less than a quarter of companies (22%) reported excellence in building a differentiated EX.

    *Gaining Momentum with New Customers in Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality and Manufacturing *
    StaffConnect continued to expand its customer base in Q3. In the healthcare industry alone, the company nearly doubled its number of existing customers.

    · Carnoustie Golf Links is a centuries old golf resort in Scotland that has provided many of the game’s earliest ambassadors. Carnoustie natives have gone on to win the Open Championships of Britain, America, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
    · Baptist Health Physicians Partners (BHPP) is a physician led and managed healthcare subsidiary with more than 1,000 partner providers across Arkansas. BHPP has one common goal – to improve the quality and lower the cost of healthcare for all Arkansans.
    · HCRG is a diversified health, medical, social care and education service provider that was established in 2000. The company specialises in the supply of temporary & permanent workforce solutions in all the markets they operate in. Head-quartered in the North West and Central London, HCRG has an extensive portfolio of clients, covering both the public and private sectors. It is the preferred supplier to major public sector organisations including the NHS, and Ministry of Defence as well as police authorities, UK Border Force and national supply to local authorities.
    · ilke Homes, is a British modular homes business specialising in intelligent off-site manufacturing of high-quality homes. ilke Homes is focused on delivering affordable housing in partnership with housing associations and developers across the country, by creating inspiring places to live.
    · In addition, StaffConnect continues to see strong growth in the construction market across North America.

    *The Retail Industry’ Employee Engagement Crisis*
    Another key milestone in Q3 2018 includes the release of a new ebook, titled “The Retail Industry’s Employee Engagement Crisis—And How to Solve It.” The ebook outlines how the retail industry is evolving and why retail workers in particular are among the least engaged of all occupations – and why this is a crisis for the industry. It also discusses how better engagement leads to better retail bottom-line profit, the two-way nature of employee/employer engagement, the power of technology and how it can link the employee experience (EX) to the customer experience (CX) to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and future insights into engaging workers, HR and internal communications.

    *New Strategic Partnership*
    StaffConnect and CorporateVIP, a premier rewards and incentives solutions provider, announced the two companies have entered into a strategic sales partnership. Under terms of the agreement, CorporateVIP offers the StaffConnect mobile employee engagement platform to its customers across Malta, Estonia, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), enhanced with direct access to its wide range of employee reward and incentive offerings.

    “StaffConnect’s continued growth trajectory is a testament to the rising concern around the negative and damaging impact that a poorly engaged workforce has on both company culture and performance. Creating an emotionally connected organisation where the entire workforce is empowered to interact, share, and collaborate with their peers and managers—no matter what they do or where they work, is increasingly becoming a priority for forward-thinking, global enterprises that want to attract and retain the best available talent,” said Geraldine Osman, CMO, StaffConnect. “Our customers are the trailblazers in this area, the ones that realize that strong engagement levels with their employees is what makes the key difference between success and failure or between good and great. With StaffConnect’s mobile engagement platform, our customers are reaping the rewards of a rapid increase in workforce productivity, a decrease in attrition levels and improved customer satisfaction.”

    Tweet this: .@StaffConnectApp announces record Q3 growth of mobile employee engagement platform #EmployeeEngagement #EmployeeCommunications #AppSuccess #HR #Workforce #BusinessShift

    To read “The Retail Industry’s Employee Engagement Crisis—And How to Solve It” in its entirety and to learn more about how technology can help employee engagement in the retail industry, please visit:

    *About StaffConnect    *
    StaffConnect is the leading provider of mobile employee engagement solutions. The StaffConnect platform transforms the employee experience by enabling enterprises to connect, communicate and engage their entire workforce, especially remote, non-desk employees. The customer-branded mobile app gives employees ‘a voice’ - with access to company and user-generated content to increase loyalty and productivity. The cloud-hosted platform empowers employers to target that content, with analytics, to deepen engagement with everyone. From offices in London and San Francisco, StaffConnect’s platform and domain expertise are supporting large businesses around the world to inspire their workforces to deliver better performance, improved customer experiences and greater shareholder value. For further information, please visit:

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    (925) 785-3014   Reported by GlobeNewswire 36 minutes ago.

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    Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft should have their cheating bans slashed because they were put under too much pressure by administrators, the Australian Cricketers' Association said Monday. Reported by DNA 23 minutes ago.

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    Meghan Markle opts for a casual look for the start of day two engagements in New Zealand [Getty] Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently on a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, and are on the last leg of their 16 day trip which includes over 70 engagements. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who announced they were expecting their first baby while in Sydney – enjoyed a busy second day in New Zealand on 29 October, 2018, with Meghan making three outfit ... Reported by OK! 15 minutes ago.

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    Not showing any signs of distressed, the 26-year-old model parades her bikini body in a skimpy two-piece swimsuit as she excitedly reveals her scheduled photo shoot for Sports Illustrated in Australia. Reported by AceShowbiz 11 minutes ago.

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    PortalGuard v6.1 adds multiple vendor integrations in addition to their already extensive list of one-time code options

    BEDFORD, N.H. (PRWEB) October 30, 2018

    As a pioneer in Authentication, PistolStar, Inc.’s goal is to ensure its flagship product, PortalGuard, has the most up to date integrations available. PistolStar, Inc. is committed to being on the cutting edge of trends and guidelines in the authentication management industry and is excited to announce several Multi-Factor Authentication vendor integrations now available within the PortalGuard product. Vendor integrations now supported by PortalGuard include: Duo Security, FIDO, Google, RSA SecurID, VoiceIt, and Yubico.

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) combines something you know, such as a password, with something you have or something you are, like a hardware token or voice print. Using this method allows an end-user to securely and safely access their accounts and minimizes the threat of a cyber-attack. Joining the list of MFA options that PortalGuard supports are several hardware tokens and biometric alternatives that all add an extra layer of security for the user.

    Integrations with PortalGuard

    PortalGuard now supports integration with Smart Cards. Used extensively by the military and federal government, PIV (aka CAC) cards utilize a cryptographic chip which contains a public/private keypair. The Smart Card is protected by a pin that releases the user’s identity to PortalGuard via a HTTPS negotiation leveraging standard Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

    The FIDO standard introduced by the FIDO Alliance boasts founding members such as Google and Yubico. PortalGuard supports this cost-effective hardware token whether it be the Titan Security Key by Google or Yubico's own Security Key which works with popular browsers, websites and services.

    PortalGuard now offers support for a biometrics-based multi-factor option utilizing the service provider VoiceIt. They are a cloud-based biometrics service where you record different phrases during a one-time enrollment and can subsequently be prompted to repeat them later as a second factor proof of "something you are".

    First appearing in v5.8, PortalGuard integrates with the popular Duo Push App for existing Duo customers. This is a true "out of band" authentication option that offers best of breed usability and security. After providing the standard username and password, a notification is sent to users' smartphone via the Duo App, where verifying is as simple as tapping an “approve” button. There is no need to receive or re-type any one-time codes.

    Gregg Browinski, Chief Technology Officer at PistolStar, on the benefits of enhancing the PortalGuard list of MFA options: "Multi-Factor Authentication has become crucial to securing organization's critical assets. We're excited to expand the options available in PortalGuard to include the latest biometric and hardware-based tokens, further establishing PortalGuard as a true integration nexus for use by organizations of all sizes. By maintaining this flexibility, we ensure our customers can utilize the proper combination of multi-factor implementations across their environment."

    These new integrations join PortalGuard’s existing stable of MFA options which includes: Google Authenticator, HOTP HMAC tokens, Yubikey hardware tokens, RSA SecurID, the PortalGuard Mobile app, SMS OTP, Voice Call OTP, Email OTP, Help Desk Generated OTP, and printed codes.

    For further information regarding other features and updates in PortalGuard v.6.1, or to upgrade your current version, contact PistolStar, Inc. today.

    About PistolStar, Inc.
    PistolStar, Inc. is a leading authority on secure portal architecture. Its solutions are built to adapt to changing circumstances offered by tailored authentication services. Its flagship product, PortalGuard, is a secure, central integration portal software that is suited to fit both on-premises and cloud-based environments. From secure Single Sign-On and Self-Service Password Reset to seamless integration and brandability, PortalGuard has brought phenomenal growth to PistolStar, Inc. This growth is also attributed to the team’s dedicated and responsive customer support. For over 19 years, PistolStar has provided its solutions to both companies and educational institutions.

    About Duo Security
    Duo Security helps defend organizations against data breaches by making security easy and effective. The company has more than 10,000 customers globally. Founded in Michigan, Duo has offices in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, as well as bustling hubs in Austin, Texas; San Mateo, California; and London. Visit to find out more.

    About Google
    Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Named for the mathematical term "googol," Google operates web sites at many international domains, with the most trafficked being Google is widely recognized as the "world's best search engine" because it is fast, accurate and easy to use. The company also serves corporate clients, including advertisers, content publishers and site managers with cost-effective advertising and a wide range of revenue generating search services. Google's breakthrough technology and continued innovation serve the company's mission of "organizing the world's information and making it universally accessible and useful."

    About RSA
    RSA, a Dell Technologies business, offers business-driven security solutions that link business context with security incidents to help organizations manage digital risk and protect what matters most. Award-winning cybersecurity solutions from RSA can detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high-risk world. For more information, go to

    About VoiceIt
    VoiceIt Technologies provides a cloud-based, pay-as-you-go, voice biometrics platform (Patent # 9,799,338) that enables developers and businesses to rapidly build and deploy voice biometric security solutions that meet their specific cybersecurity needs. Whether integrating into new or existing interactive voice response (IVR) systems, mobile applications and/or websites, VoiceIt removes the traditional obstacles of entry, it is easy to use and provides a security platform at a reasonable cost. VoiceIt gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create and, most importantly, solve cybersecurity issues that exist today. The company is privately held and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    About Yubico
    Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.

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    An autobiographical account of one man’s triumphant journey from homelessness and social condemnation

    COOBER PEDY, Australia (PRWEB) October 30, 2018

    In his debut book, author Gary Atkins looks back on his life, illuminating the path that led him to writing “Thank You, Lord” (published by Xlibris AU). Readers hopes to be inspired as he retells his triumph from homelessness and social condemnation. To purchase and learn more about the book, readers may visit

    “Thank You, Lord” is the story of a man who fought back, re-established relationships with his sons after his marriage failed, and the government took his children from him. In trying to cope as a father with three sons and as a husband whose wife had a chronic mental illness, Atkins reached the point when he could no longer continue as a folksinger to earn a good living and keep up with the mortgage payments. In 1981, his wife obtained custody of their sons and moved out. His land was sold leaving him homeless and destitute. It was only after a while that he began to seek legal action to get the right to see his sons.

    Written in a candid tone, Atkins recounts how God and the Bible inspired him to fight for what he lost as he eventually reunites with his children and regains financial stability. “I thank the Lord that I was able to survive the experience of being a defendant in the Family Court of Australia, and that I was able to fight back and clear my name, and that I was able to recover from financial collapse and subsequently write this book,” he states.

    Atkins hopes that by sharing his personal journey, readers will feel assured that having faith in God and inspiration from the Bible will enable victory in impossible situations.

    “Thank You, Lord”
    By Gary Atkins
    Softcover | 6 x 9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781984501295
    E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781984501301
    Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    About the Author
    Gary Atkins was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1945 and brought up in a Methodist family. He completed high school, trained to be a teacher on a scholarship and then served the South Australian Education Department for four years as a teacher. He was married in 1971 and became a father of three sons. Following the birth of their first son, his wife was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. At that time, he began earning a living as a professional folksinger, songwriter and publisher, and after seven successful years, they were able to make a deposit on a 60-acre block of land in a rural area near Adelaide. However, things did not go smoothly and Atkins could no longer continue to earn a good living and keep up the mortgage payments. In 1980, he became a born-again Christian. In 1981, his wife obtained custody of their sons and moved out. The land was sold leaving him homeless. After many difficult years, he was successful in getting the legal right to see his sons, during which time he lived alone in the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy for 30 years, building an underground home by hand. He worked as dogcatcher, prospector, opal miner, driver and contractor’s offsider. He was also the editor/publisher of the local newspaper, Coober Pedy News, for three years. After 10 years, he reunites with his sons and at peace with his former wife. Atkins remarried in 2012. Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.

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    New and ancient rock art in the outback, and a bountiful island with a farmer-chic aesthetic. Reported by 31 minutes ago.

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    India register one of their biggest wins in ODI cricket, Cricket Australia's decision over banned players, Indian Super League, the football world's reaction to the death of Leicester City owner and more on our daily sports podcast Reported by Firstpost 2 hours ago.

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    The former prime minister will spend three days in outback South Australia. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.

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    BioScience Managers appoints Dr. Kate Rowley as UK-based Investment Director LONDON & MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioScience Managers Limited (BioScience Managers), the international healthcare investment firm today announces the appointment of Dr. Kate Rowley as Investment Director, based in London. Reflecting BioScience Managers’ international focus Dr. Rowley’s role will be to review and evaluate healthcare investment opportunities and manage investment deals from across the globe, in particular from the UK and Europe. Dr. Rowley joins BioScience Managers Reported by Business Wire 2 hours ago.

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    Australia's air safety leads the world, but how do Australians make a smart safety choice when travelling on smaller overseas carriers? Reported by Sydney Morning Herald 2 hours ago.

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    *Lets hope Holly avoids the creepy crawlies! *

    As Holly Willoughby prepares to jet off to Australia for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, the much-loved …Continue reading »

    The post I’m A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby reveals she’s ‘scared of everything’ as she prepares to jet off appeared first on CelebsNow. Reported by Now 2 hours ago.

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took part in welly wanging [Getty] Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with her first child with Prince Harry, has continued to leave fans in awe of her maternity wardrobe throughout the royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. From beach dresses and evening gowns to casual jeans and her trusty trench coat, Meghan has been fully prepared for each and every occasion on the tour. And on Tuesday 30 October the couple took on the rain in Auckland for ... Reported by OK! 1 hour ago.

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    Meghan Markle looks stunning in a navy dress [Getty] The Duchess of Sussex announced she was pregnant during her first royal tour with Prince Harry, and has been wowing royal fans with her elegant and adaptable dress sense as she visits Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby in spring 2019 and have enjoyed telling visitors during royal engagements about their "little baby bump" and their excitement over becoming parents. Until ... Reported by OK! 1 hour ago.

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    Pressure was building on Cricket Australia chairman David Peever to resign in the wake of the release of a scathing independent review into the culture of the game. Reported by 1 hour ago.

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    The Proteas are out to start their tour of Australia on a winning note when they take on a Prime Minister’s XI on Wednesday. Reported by News24 1 hour ago.

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    ACA call for Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner to have bans reduced Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed bans by Cricket Australia in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during the Test series against South Africa this year. Reported by MailOnline 1 hour ago.

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    The former Spice Girls member makes the unusual request at a healthy food joint in Sydney, Australia, and makes her soccer star husband pick it up for her while she waits in their car. Reported by AceShowbiz 1 hour ago.

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