Golfstat Website Continues the Legacy of College Golf and Statistics

President Brian Laesch, like his father Mark Laesch, keeps the passion for college golf a priority.

My father built Golfstat, which changed college golf and we are grateful to be carrying on his legacy through the relationships we have with the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, GCAA and WGCA.”

— Brian Laesch

INDIANAPOLIS , INDIANA, USA, April 22, 2018 / — April 22, 2018: Golfstat introduces a new president, Brian Laesch and releases an enhanced website ( moving college golf scoring and statistics forward. The Golfstat website has been updated to a new format making it more user friendly with an improved user experience while maintaining the same backbone of live scoring and college golf statistics.

Mark Laesch founded the company by utilizing his golf analytics with just a few college golf teams and then built Golfstat into the company you see today. Unfortunately, Mark passed away in March of 2017 after a hard-fought battle with ALS. In December 2017, he was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America College Golf Hall of Fame. Mark Laesch left an indelible footprint on college golf that will be felt for decades to come.

Brian Laesch, the new president of Golfstat, is honored to take his father’s legacy with Golfstat and college golf and enhance the capabilities of the company. The new logo and branding keeps the Golfstat standard and moves it forward with a new strategic direction. The new website now has a stunning look and outstanding performance thanks to a dedicated team bringing many years of experience in technology and college golf. The complexities of live scoring and college golf rankings compilation make having a unique and friendly web interface imperative.

The website is phase one of the redevelopment with future enhancements on the horizon providing more value to college golf, building on a solid foundation. The company is constantly thinking ahead, evaluating ways to improve the amount of data that both teams and individual players can leverage to improve their golf game.

President Brian Laesch, stated: “My father built Golfstat, driven by his passion for golf, statistical analysis and how that analysis can be used to improve and grow the game. He was fortunate to do what he loved. He changed college golf and we are grateful to be carrying on his legacy through the relationships we have with the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, GCAA and WGCA.”

Golfstat is known for producing the weekly golf rankings during the season for the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA colleges around the country. They also provide a live scoring service for any golf event around the world. It’s those two product lines that form the backbone of Golfstat with additional services to help golf teams monitor their scoring and results. Golfstat is honored to continue its partnerships with the NCAA and with college golf and look forward to working to enhancing the future of this vital sport.

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MAS, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, R3, Standard Chartered and IBM Join Blockchain for Finance Conference in Singapore

The Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia Pacific will return to Singapore with the most innovative organisations sharing DLT developments from across APAC

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, April 22, 2018 / — This June, the Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia Pacific will return to Singapore with the most innovative organisations sharing DLT developments from across APAC. Highlights include:

• MAS will share their vision for DLT with an update on the campaigns that are at the forefront of blockchain innovation
• HSBC and CryptoBLK will look at how blockchain technology can create value for customers through trade finance applications
• Digital Asset will discuss the opportunities and risks of private blockchain deployment in post-trade
• Join panel sessions with Ripple and Kotak Mahindra Bank that outline opportunities within payments and trade finance
• Review JPX’s projects around KYC/AML and the post trade processing of listed securities
• Krungsri will examine where blockchain technology sits amongst the overall fintech movement

Additional speakers from J.P. Morgan, R3, Linklaters, Manulife Asia, AIA, Standard Chartered, SWIFT, IBM, ConsenSys, Stellar and BTM Blockchain will also be sharing their insights at the regions premier blockchain conference – review the conference brochure now to see the full line-up:

Dean Murphy
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Central Hotels to Open Two New Hotels in Dubai this May 2018

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Ammar Kanaan - General Manager - Central Hotels

Ammar Kanaan – General Manager – Central Hotels

Mr Ahmad Al Abdulla - Chairman - Central Hotels

Mr Ahmad Al Abdulla – Chairman – Central Hotels

Central Hotels to Open Two New Hotels in Dubai this May 2018

DUBAI, DUBAI, UAE, April 22, 2018 / — Bolstering its portfolio, Central Hotels is all set to double its inventory of keys in Dubai next month with the opening of two spectacular hotels namely Royal Central The Palm (207 keys) and Canal Central in Business Bay (280 keys). Both properties have been designed in contemporary style to serve the needs of modern business and leisure travellers. Featuring world-class facilities and inspiring spaces with signature personalised service, each property is unique in its own way.

Central Hotels’ impressive growth in Dubai is fuelled by the city’s extensive expansion of tourism infrastructure in preparation of Expo 2020. Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of Central Hotels, said, “Our expansion strategy demonstrates our commitment to support the growth of the destination and its envisioned potential. We look forward to being part of this incredible success by contributing positively to the hospitality sector in the UAE.”

Mr. Abdulla Al Abdulla, Vice President of Central Hotels, further added, “The emirates will continue to attract tourists from across the world with its diverse offerings. Our brand is ideally positioned to cater to the needs of local and international travellers seeking world-class service and facilities.”

Mr Ammar Kanaan, General Manager of Central Hotels, stated, “We are very pleased with these new hotels that have a distinct style and personality reflective of the neighbourhoods’ vibe and energy. While Royal Central The Palm offers travellers laid-back luxury in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere, Canal Central in Business Bay is ideal for corporate guests and business travellers while offering unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and Burj Khalifa.. In addition, both hotels will be made smarter and more environment friendly with our paperless approach and initiative.”

Strategically located in Business Bay on Sheikh Zayed Road, Canal Central is only minutes away from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai Design District, Dubai International Convention Centre and Exhibition Halls, The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Each of the hotel’s 280 spacious rooms and suites offer spectacular Canal or Burj Khalifa views and are equipped with the finest amenities. Completing the experience are a hand-picked selection of dining outlets, flexible meeting spaces, state-of-the-art gymnasium and spa, a stunning infinity swimming pool and male and female salon. A huge attraction will be Lilly’s Social House, that is coming to town for the first time and will offer exceptional food, innovative beverages and live nightly jazz.

Located on the East Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, Royal Central The Palm is a beachside Hotel Resort featuring 207 rooms. From its exceptional location on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, guests can access one of the best private beaches in the city as well as enjoy unhindered views of the iconic destination. An array of recreational facilities ranging from water sports to outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym and health spa, along with exciting dining options, allow guests to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting. Opening for the first time in Dubai, Hush Beach Bar will offer guests an immersive experience with its unique location and exciting concept of food and beverages.

Visit Central Hotels stand #HC0810 at Arabian Travel Market in Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre from 22 – 25 April 2018.

About Central Hotels
Central Hotels has very quickly established itself as a reputed hotel management group in the UAE with its flagship property First Central Hotel Suites located in Barsha Heights (TECOM) near Sheikh Zayed Road. Featuring 524 apartments equipped with top-notch facilities, it offers travellers the best of Arabian hospitality in the heart of Dubai. Building up on this amazing success, the brand is now poised to expand its footprint in the GCC targeting Saudi Arabia and the UAE as the primary markets for growth.

For more information about First Central Hotel Suites and Central Hotels visit: |

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SBI - Global Expansion

SBI – Global Expansion


DUBAI, DUBAI, UAE, April 22, 2018 / — DUBAI – Swiss-Belhotel International, the award-winning global hospitality chain, announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai a major milestone of reaching 150 hotels in operation and development.

Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, commented, “Reaching 150 hotels opened or signed globally is a very important milestone for us and highlights our momentous growth. This achievement illustrates the strength of Swiss-Belhotel International’s superb portfolio of brands delivering exceptional guest experience in every segment of the market with the support of our outstanding partners and a great team.”

Mr. Faull further added, “Our global success is driven by our aggressive expansion strategy in high-growth markets. Moving forward, we remain committed to accelerate the growth of our brands and are eager to capitalise on the upcoming opportunities by leveraging on the synergies across our wide industry network.”

Swiss-Belhotel International’s legacy dates back to the company’s establishment in Hong Kong in 1987. The group currently operates 73 hotels worldwide and has 77 projects in the pipeline. It is counted among the top 100 hotel companies in the world offering a choice of 14 brands in 22 destinations across 4 continents with 10 regional offices. Since 2016, Swiss-Belhotel International started expanding aggressively in Australia and New Zealand where the group not only manages hotels but ventured into ownership of the management rights. Europe is also on the radar where the company recently signed a hotel in Italy and is considering 4 more projects in the region.

The Middle East and Africa are strategic markets for Swiss-Belhotel International with 17% of the global portfolio centered in the region. Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We have got an extremely strong development pipeline in the Middle East and Africa with a portfolio of over 3,500 rooms across 12 cities. 2018 is a significant year for us with six new hotels opening in quick succession. In addition, we are in negotiations for various other projects that will see our business grow substantially in the region over the coming months. We expect to reach 30 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2020.”


Swiss-Belhotel International is present at Arabian Travel Market from 22 to 25 April on stand ‘HC1130’ in Sheikh Saeed Hall in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 150* hotels, resorts and projects located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Georgia, Italy and Tanzania. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for six consecutive years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Europe, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

*Numbers may fluctuate

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Al Hokair Group Continues to Expand in the Hospitality Sector with Exciting New Developments

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Al Hokair Group – Expansion

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Al Hokair Group Continues to Expand in the Hospitality Sector with Exciting New Developments

DUBAI, DUBAI, UAE, April 22, 2018 / — Consolidating its partnership with the world’s leading hospitality brands, Al Hokair Group continues to expand rapidly in gateway business and leisure destinations across the Middle East. Following the addition of 1113 new rooms to its exceptional portfolio of hotels over the last 12 months, the group has increased its inventory of keys by approximately 25 per cent from 4548 rooms to 5661 rooms.

Speaking at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) today Mr. Sami Al Hokair, Managing Director of Al Hokair Group, stated, “Al Hokair’s expansion strategy is in line with region’s growth and investment in the tourism sector. Our partnership with global hospitality brands such as Marriott International, IHG, ACCOR Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group and HILTON gives us a unique edge over the competitors while leveraging Al Hokair Group’s position as a market leader in the hospitality industry. The recent addition of fabulous new hotels namely Jabal Omar Marriott Hotel, Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir, Radisson Blu Hotel Jeddah Corniche, Park Inn by Radisson Jubail, MENA Plaza Al Barsha Dubai, MENA Airport Hotel Jeddah, MENA ApartHotel Al Barsha Dubai, MENA Hotel Tabuk KSA and Jeddah Marriott Hotel (opening 2019), has allowed us to penetrate new destinations like Makkah, Tabuk and Istanbul while growing our presence in existing territories”.

Mr. Sami Al Hokair added, “Furthermore, we have accelerated the expansion of Al Hokair’s owned brand MENA Hotels & Resorts with a fresh new look and concept reflecting the pulse of Arabian hospitality. This diversity of brands and hotels allows us to serve a wide range of market segments from mid-scale to luxury while providing a superb choice to our guests including the new generation of travellers.”

The new additions and development will positively contribute to the revenue and increase market share of Al Hokair hotels’ division. Mr. Omar Samara, CEO of Al Hokair Group, “We believe there is a tremendous potential for growth in the hospitality sector in spite of the current challenges in the market and the global market conditions. Our long-term strategic partnerships are founded on compelling value propositions and business transparency. Combining our resources and in-depth understanding of the region with the global network and expertise of the world’s most successful hospitality brands we aim to contribute positively to the Vision 2030 as tourism and hospitality is a key pillar in the growth of Kingdom’s GDP. All our hotels stand out for their outstanding location, design excellence and facilities developed to match the highest industry standards. Our success is rooted in our unrivalled heritage founded on principles of integrity, efficiency, quality, innovation, value, growth and teamwork.”

Mr. Haitham Murad, Managing Director of the Hotels Division at Al Hokair Group, added: “The addition of new hotels to the Group enhances our presence in the Kingdom and beyond. We are always keen on providing quality service to our guests throughout our hotels, while preserving the principles of Arab hospitality that sets us apart and ensuring the guests’ comfort and satisfaction during their stay, thanks to a carefully selected team of experienced hospitality professionals. In addition, we invest heavily in the training of Saudi young men and women and in recruiting them in the vital hotel sector. Our strategic partnership with some of the world’s leading hotel companies has consolidated our position to keep on the path of competitiveness, delivering value and excellence, adopting new technologies and providing top-notch solutions, whether in the local or regional markets.”


Al Hokair Group will be present at Arabian Travel Market from 22 to 25 April on stand ‘HC 0570’ in Sheikh Saeed Hall in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

About Al Hokair Group
Founded in 1975, under the leadership of Sheikh Abdulmohsin Al Hokair, Al Hokair Group boasts a portfolio of 90+ entertainment centres and 40+ hotels comprising more than 5500 rooms spread across KSA, UAE and JORDAN. Occupying over 882,226 sqm of space and employing over 4100 experienced professionals, the group serves over 12 million people annually.
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Time for Macedonia to End the ‘Name’ Negotiations with Greece

Professor James Pettifer support’s MHRMI’s Our Name Is Macedonia campaign to end the name negotiations

By Oxford Professor James Pettifer – A personal view of the "name dispute" between Macedonia and Greece: Macedonia must end the name negotiations.

As a sovereign nation, Macedonia must end the name negotiations because there is never a right time to resolve an issue in which one country/ethnic group does not recognize the other's right to exist.”

— Professor James Pettifer

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, April 22, 2018 / — In a speech on April 15th, 2018, as reported in the Athens newspaper ‘Kathimerini’, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Greece and Turkey to improve their relations and also stated that their current difficulties which have led to a military fatality last week are not a matter for NATO. At first sight this is a reasonable point of view, from a distinguished international figure and is a view that should be respected. But it is also bound to raise the issue in people’s minds, ’What is NATO actually for’ when two NATO members in the eastern Mediterranean region may be edging towards a wider conflict, in the view of many observers. It is against this background that the hapless Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers are continuing their weary rigmarole of staged meetings, where all that is on the table are a series of name possibilities, most of which have been around for ten years of more, and all of which offend major opinion constituencies in both countries.

If tensions were lower in the region, perhaps all this would not matter very much. Diplomats are the talkers of the international world and they need to find something to discuss. But the name issue is not that at the moment. The link to possible NATO membership is presented as a panacea to the Macedonian publics, where everyone with detailed knowledge of the situation on the ground sees that this is not the case. The country has been close to NATO for many years. Personally I remember interviewing the late President Kiro Gligorov back in 1994 when the Kosovo crisis was developing and I asked him what his policy would be if it worsened and refugee flows began in a future crisis. He replied that in the end Macedonia would have little option but to cooperate with NATO, and it did so, to the great credit of the people, with huge camps being opened at places like Cegrane to accommodate those fleeing war.

In the post-conflict period, the country has also had a good relationship with NATO, particularly by contributing infantry to international coalitions. So NATO has little to complain about in terms of the Macedonian contribution to the war against terrorism and international security. Policies of this kind can surely carry on under any future Macedonian government if that is what the people wish. The intense pressure being applied to the elite in Macedonia to change the name to secure full EU and NATO membership is not only morally bankrupt but also destabilising in terms of regional relationships.

The back ground to the NATO and EU pressure is also unpleasant in other ways. The two countries are being treated like adolescents, by the ‘grown ups’ that belong to the EU and NATO when in fact a good deal has been done quietly, bilaterally, to improve relations. People from the Republic of Macedonia travel on vacation to Greece and do business without difficulty, people from Greece are visiting centres like Ohrid and have a pleasant time and are made welcome. There are, however, significant human rights issues relating to the use of the Macedonian language, and cultural politics in northern Greece, and these must be dealt with. Remember that the European Court of Human Rights, European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, and the United Nations itself, have repeatedly demanded that Greece (and Bulgaria) immediately recognize their large Macedonian minorities – as Macedonians – and end the persecution of them. Basic recognition of an ethnic group's basic human rights is an obvious way to improve relations, not worsen them as Greece and Bulgaria claim.

I started to travel and study in Macedonia and the region over thirty years ago, after making my first visit to Skopje in 1968 as an Oxford student to help with post-earthquake reconstruction work. I remember the fallen churches and minarets across the streets lying as piles of rubble as if it was yesterday.

Over those many years the governments in Macedonia have a good deal to be proud of, and many recent achievements have been forgotten by the ever-scheming international elite diplomats of the West and their spin doctors. For instance, the government of Gruevski and VMRO-DPMNE navigated the international banking crisis far better than Greece did, with a prudent policy that certainly negatively affected living standards but also brought stability. A strong central government was necessary to do this. That fact has been completely elided from current discussions. There are other injustices. The Berlin pressure to take thousands of economic migrants is particularly unjust given that German policy caused the migration crisis in the first place.

How should the ending of the talks be achieved? Macedonian governments hear more than enough from non-Macedonians about what should be done, particularly from international figures whose real loyalties may lie elsewhere. I am reluctant to comment but it seems to me the best way is, as a sovereign and free nation, that the Republic of Macedonia end the name negotiations because there is never a right time to resolve an issue in which one country/ethnic group does not recognize the other's right to exist. This is a point made by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International's Our Name Is Macedonia campaign.

Macedonia and Greece, instead, can continue the steady ongoing process of improving relations, on a case by case basis. Also, in my opinion, given the unfortunate background of foreign interference in Macedonia, a central factor in the current crisis, the government should not be slow to declare people persona non grata and remove their diplomatic or other visas if they can be shown to have been acting contrary to the interests of the country. If there are people within the upper reaches of the current government who would also fall into that category, well, that is an issue for the Macedonian people, not foreigners, to decide how to act.

— Professor James Pettifer is the author of eleven books on the post-Ottoman Balkans and teaches at Oxford University, UK

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Alexander Golberg Jero: The Theory of Everything

Alexander Golberg Jero Explanation of Two Systems Governing the World.

The future of men kind is in our hands”

— Alexander Golberg Jero

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, UNITED STATES, April 22, 2018 / — In the earliest teachings, people were taught that in the grand scheme of things humanity was just a small fraction of the world around them. The world doesn’t revolve around us and our beliefs. There is social harmony and balance that is necessary to the outside world, otherwise bad things can and eventually will happen. We, as educated and knowledgeable people, can no longer just point fingers at everyone else about what is going on. Everyone needs to do their part otherwise there will be no social harmony. Otherwise, there will be no balance. When things get out of balance, bad things happen. Ignorance is no excuse for sitting back and allowing it to happen.
When you look outside and see the seasons change seemingly right in front of your eyes? Are you surprised by this? Are you surprised at dawn turning to dusk or how the waters circulate around us? Do you even think about how the planets revolve around us? People cannot seem to agree whether or not these are all part of a much larger system. For a long time, people have believed that they as human beings are more important and intelligent than everything else and how they are separate from this natural system around us. But is this belief true? Are we just a spec on a larger picture or do we control the picture? Are we a part of the system or are we above it? These are some of the questions that we often think about, even if we don’t realize that we are.
While many believe that we are separate from the system, the exact opposite is true. The only difference between us and everything else in nature is really just our thought processes. We can see and feel that 2 + 2 is an equation. We can do mathematics and think critically at a higher level. But the problem is that as the human race began overpopulating the world when compared to the other living organisms on the planet, another system was developed as a way to correct this overpopulation problem. This system is trying to correct this in order to achieve a balance just as we would try to balance things out with a mathematical equation.
We as humans tend to rationalize things. That’s just how we were wired. We begin to think about our Gods and the religions that we follow, whatever they may be. We put our faith in a legacy system that we have always believed in, a system that governs not just our world but the entire world beyond us. But what about this system that was created as a way to correct the overpopulation of the human race, the one meant to balance the world to achieve perfection? This, we reason, is as a result of the Devil. Because if you believe in a God, you also then believe in the Devil. Unfortunately, believing in the Devil can be a very bad thing. People in power want us to believe this and are sensitive about changing their statuses and want to believe that we are above the repercussions of the secondary system trying to achieve balance so that we do not have to correct the problem.
God is a central focus to our lives. God is everywhere. But God has a purpose: to balance the equation as to create a peace as a work in the progress of nature. It is this nature that has raised questions throughout the existence of humans. God didn’t just create earth; he created the entire universe. In terms of the complexities of human nature, this system is able to be initialized from the many segments that govern over the world. This second nature that was meant to correct the balance in the world? One could reason that this is also the work of God. He created a second system to achieve balance if things become uneven.
More questions then arise: If God is infallible and these systems are perfect, why is there a need for tragedy? What I mean is, if the system is perfect why is there a need for tsunamis and war and human suffering? These are merely errors that have occurred as a result of the unbalanced equation, which has infected everything that we touch, feel and see.
Now that you know what the problem is, you will want to know what we can do in order to avoid these horrific tragedies. Quite simply, we need to follow the rules and morals to not just the best of our knowledge but also to learn how we can be better. We are logical and rational beings. When things aren’t working for us, we always use our critical thinking skills to see how we can fix the problem. Why should this be any different? We can always learn how to be better people. We can always try a new approach to how we deal with everyday life. We can make the balance in the world so that we will not have to worry as much about things that are seemingly out of our control. We may be small specs, but when you get a bunch of small specs together you can create something much larger. You can ultimately change everything about the world around us, if only we would work in social harmony to achieve a greater balance in the world.
And very simply, we can be kind. Acting in a moral way does not cost anything. Being kind is how we make an impact. Treating others and the world around us with respect, love, and kindness can create a perfect balance that can cause ripples through the world. Everyone is different and can use their own skills to achieve these things. As a musician, I can create music that inspires a change in the world. For more of my theories please address to my book “Colossus of Celebrity Intelligence”.

Alexander Golberg Jero
Celebrity Intelligence Project
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: How We Keep Your Business Up and Running 24/7/365

Transform how you communicate with Business VoIP. Simplify your communications platform and prepare your business for the future.

Our national footprint, geo-redundant cloud-based service makes your business easier and more effective to manage.”

— Nicky Smith, President/CEO, Digital

GREENSBORO, NC, UNITED STATES, April 21, 2018 / — While email and web chat are increasingly becoming preferred communication channels, many of today’s customers insist on being able to pick up the phone and get in touch with a business – whether it’s to ask questions about a potential product or service, get support for a prior purchase, or for any other reason.

But what happens in the event of a power outage caused by a disaster, or even a shorter – but certainly noticeable – brownout resulting from the country’s aging and over-burdened utility infrastructure? Well, if you have a conventional phone system that uses an on-site IP PBX, then instead of hearing “thank you for your call, how may I help you?”, your customers will hear “sorry, the number you have reached is out of service, please try your call again later.”

Unfortunately, many customers won’t “try their call again later.” Instead, they’ll head to a competitor whose phone lines are working normally – and they’ll never look back. To avoid that unacceptable scenario, here are the key ways that our hosted VoIP solution keeps your business up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

Geographically-Dispersed Cloud Infrastructure

All communication that takes place via our hosted VoIP phone system – including file sharing, video conferencing, instant messaging, and so on – is supported by a geographically-dispersed cloud infrastructure. As such, during a local power outage your business does not have to worry about disappearing from the radar screen. Everyone on your team will be able to continue sending and receiving calls, and accessing all system features – even as other businesses nearby using conventional phone systems cannot even get a dial tone with our mobile app

Automatic Failover

Our hosted VoIP phone systems utilizes a broadband internet connection to transfer both audio and video (for web and video conferencing). If your ISP suffers a power outage or your internet connection goes offline for any reason, an automatic failover response takes over and switches to a secondary connection. Then, when the primary connection comes back online, it automatically switches back. Your IT team doesn’t have to make any configuration changes or modify the system in any way.

Carrier-Grade Network Security

Our hosted VoIP phone system is not run on the public internet. Rather, it is managed on a private and highly secure data network, which is protected by end-to-end encryption mechanisms including Transport Layer Security/TLS and Secure RTP for transmitting media. In addition, our expert team installs and configures all security patches and updates to thwart zero-day threats.

In addition, our hosted VoIP phone system features robust password protection for managed routers, as well as for web-based dashboard access. In addition, all system access and usage is tracked for compliance, quality assurance, and audit trail purposes.

Granular Security Controls

Your business will be empowered with granular security controls to ensure compliance and prevent unauthorized usage. For example, specific access and permissions can be granted to different users/groups, and restrictions can be imposed (e.g. maximum time per call, geographic calling restrictions, etc.).

24/7 Monitoring

Speaking of our expert team: we continuously monitor and test the system to ensure security and integrity. If there is any actual or potential threat or vulnerability, alarms are automatically triggered, and the issue is thoroughly investigated to resolution. We have also recently strengthened our enhanced and comprehensive telecommunications fraud management program, which covers the following:

– Monitoring all outbound traffic to detect anomalies at the automatic number identification (ANI) level.
– Automatically blocking suspicious calling that may be the result of subscription fraud, IP PBX hacking, abuse of service terms and conditions, internal fraud, employee theft, phishing, pharming, and payment fraud.
– Implementing customized system rules using conditional criteria, which are based on known fraud trends and tactics.
– Flagging calls to/from numbers linked to confirmed fraud cases noted in industry-wide “hot lists.”
– Creating and scoring profiles based on key risk indicators, such as volume, dialed destination, etc.
– Analyzing robocalls by researching and analyzing each telephone number, and accessing carrier and consumer reports.
– Automatically notifying you if fraudulent activity is suspected or detected.

The Bottom Line

It goes without saying that your business can’t afford to go off the grid for even a few minutes – let alone hours, or in the case of a severe event like a hurricane, tornado, ice storm, flood or fire, for several days. That’s where’s Business Continuity infrastructure enters the picture and closes the gap!

To learn more, contact today for a guided demo of our hosted VoIP phone system (336) 560-4400.

Nicky Smith
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Serenity With Efforts – Giving back to the community


LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 21, 2018 / — Los Angeles, Apr 20, 2018 – SERENITY WITH EFFORTS, A 501(c)3 non-profit organization is giving back to the community in a big way.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

What: Street Fair Extravaganza – Live Entertainment

Where: 8323 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90044

Time: 10 AM – 5PMRed carpet arrivals ongoing.

Everyone is welcome, no entry fee, most food and beverages are free. Children will enjoy fun rides, face painting all sort of exciting attractions.Many vendor booths, you name it we have it. Just come out and enjoy life. Make connections, meet new people, advertise and brand your business. Bring it and wing it!!!!

For sponsorship opportunities and vendor booths: (323) 451-6900
For press/media, talent credentials and VIP: 310-619-8048

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Australian Vineyard Investor Chooses Bordeaux

Vineyards-Bordeaux, Exclusive Affiliates to Christie’s International Real Estate, announces sale of Château Vieux Paquillon, to an Australian vineyard investor.

BORDEAUX, GIRONDE, FRANCE, April 21, 2018 / — Merger and acquisition advisory firm Vineyards-Bordeaux, a leading expert in vineyard transactions and Exclusive Affiliates to Christie’s International Real Estate, announces the sale of Château Vieux Paquillon, AOC Montagne Saint Emilion, to an Australian investor. Notaire Pierre-Jean Larbodie advised with the support of 'Safer'. Technical audits for the buyer were conducted by Optimum Vineyard and accounting advice came from SAGECO Libourne.

Mr. Andre Benoist, the seller, also owner of Chateau La Bergère AOC Montagne Saint Emilion, had purchased the vineyard in 2004 to expand his Bordeaux vineyard activities and since then, with his family, they have run the estate and restored the property.

Chateau Vieux Paquillon has a single contiguous collection of parcels of 12.6142 ha with 9.8583 ha of vines on excellent well drained terroir. The estate has two lakes, a restored 19th century Girondine farmhouse with chai attached and a large function room. Following an extensive search process across several Bordeaux appellations including Saint Emilion, the buyer selected the estate to match their pursuit for quality assets, investment potential and a strategy to produce a first-class wine product.

Camille Benoist, part of the family selling the vineyard and owner of successful Bordeaux negoçiant “SAS La Bergère,” has signed a wine purchase agreement to collaborate with the Buyer on the sales of wines from Chateau Vieux Paquillon for the next four vintages.

A spokesman for the Buyer said “Australia is having a love affair with Bordeaux and its wines at the moment, however, although we will pursue domestic Australian markets, our plan is to maintain many of the existing distribution channels that the Benoist family have established. We believe that the St Emilion satellite appellations provide a very interesting investment opportunity and we are also excited to be able to work with Camille Benoist to develop wine distribution in the future.”

Michael Baynes of Vineyards-Bordeaux said “This transaction represents the fourth vineyard transaction of 2018 for Vineyards-Bordeaux. With five further vineyards under negotiation with LOI’s currently, the interest from French and international investors remains confident in the Bordeaux vineyard market.”

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Source: EIN Presswire