News In Brief

Welcome to our “News In Brief” column in which we digest all the news releases for you and write them in no more than five paragraphs. Below are snippets of all the media releases that we received from July 5 – 11. Please check back throughout the week for more updates.

Nominate Your Favourite Australian
Sydney, July 5: It’s time to celebrate those individuals who’ve gained our respect or made us reflect on what it is to be Australian – the quiet achievers, the community heroes, the leaders and the doers.
Nominations for 2022 Australian of the Year Awards are open and it’s up to the public to nominate those they admire for the titles of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.
Nominations must be, a living person (unfortunately posthumous awards cannot be granted), Australian citizens, aged 16-30 for Young Australian of the Year and for Senior Australian of the Year they need to be over 65 years and older.
Nominating can be done online at and will close at midnight July 31.

Spritzer: Get Vaccinated!
Kuala Lumpur, July 5: Spritzer Malaysia is urging everyone to register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and those around them from the spread of new variants that are more transmissible and deadlier given that only about half of the country’s population is registered.
Since the pandemic started in 2020, the company has been working closely with frontliners such as the medical team, police force, the military and enforcement agencies to ensure that there is a clean water supply available, nationwide.
Because of the seriousness of the pandemic, Spritzer has continuously contributed mineral water to several COVID-19 vaccination centres as support to frontliners, volunteers and those going for vaccination to ensure their most basic need is taken care of.
The company also said that it would provide an in-house vaccination to all its employees which will begin this month.

Maggi Continues To Inspire Woman 
Kuala Lumpur, July 6: As part of the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI (PMWCBM) campaign, MAGGI   has unveiled its new six-episode TV series – Resipi Berani MAGGI. 
The show complements the campaign’s learning and empowerment journey, as it has provided skills and leadership enhancement opportunities for the show’s contestants – also known as mentees, while showcasing their transformative journey towards achieving success. 
One of the main goals of the PMWCBM campaign is to inspire more women to step outside their comfort zone to try something new – embracing the Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta spirit
Close to 1,000 women participated in the Bengkel Online Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI which was conducted in partnership with Google’s Women’s Will program last year. 
Eight mentees were selected as finalists in the TV series. 
The mentees were selected based on their resilience, courage and determination to succeed in their fledgling home-based food businesses, especially in today’s new reality.

TIME to be MEF Sonata-certified
Shah Alam, July 8: TIME dotCom (TIME) has become the first in Malaysia to be Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata-certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) for implementing Application Programming Interface (APIs) that enable automated ordering of Carrier Ethernet (CE) Access E-Line services on its network.
MEF’s LSO Sonata provides standards for interoperability amongst service providers, enabling service and process automation across providers and networks. 
“We are excited to be Malaysia’s first telco to be MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata-certified. TIME is fully supportive of these standards in creating an ecosystem for frictionless inter-provider interactions,” TIME Chief Technology Officer Ang Thing Jiun said in a statement. 
He adds that the certification is a critical part of the push to accelerate the automation of network services in line with the evolving needs of customers as part of their digital transformation journey. 
With this certification, TIME is ready to connect with other providers globally who meet MEF’s LSO Sonata standards offering automated quotation, orders and inventory services.

Go Shop Goes On Sale
Kuala Lumpur, July 8
: Go Shop, Malaysia’s leading home shopping and ecommerce platform is having their Crazy Grand Sale till July 23 with never before best selling products offer from as low as RM99 and up to 80 per cent discount off. 
Customers can also tune in to new programmes featuring bestsellers from household, kitchen appliances, health equipment and many more on shows such as, Pak Nil in the House every Wednesday at 11am until August 4 and Zero to Hero at 11am on 15, 18 and 29 July, on Astro CH118.  
In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha, customers can also watch Kerlipan Aidiladha every Monday to Friday at 9am on Astro CH120 till July 30.
Here are some of the bestselling products to check out which are Primada Intelligent Pressure Cooker, Nakada Air Fryer, Zero eZ Ultra Bike, Khind Cordless Vacuum Cleaner and Shogun Chef Wan 40CM IH Wok.
Tune in daily to Go Shop channels on Astro – Go Shop RUUMA (CH118), Go Shop GAAYA (CH120), CH111 in Bahasa Malaysia or CH303 in Mandarin, and MYTV channel 120. 
For more information, go to or download the Go Shop app from Google Play and App Store to shop now.

Olympians Send Joy Of Sport In A Box
Sydney, July 9: Australian cyclist Sarah Gigante and Hockeyroos player Mariah Williams have joined with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Share a Yarn Initiative and the Happy Boxes Project to help women in remote Australian communities experience the joy and the benefits of sport and activity.
The Happy Boxes Project is a community organisation that sends boxes of supplies to remote communities to alleviate the barriers to women accessing basic needs.
“I’m supporting the Happy Boxes Project because it not only provides essential items to women who would otherwise go without but also includes small extras that go a long way in lifting mood and providing motivation to go out, be active and chase dreams,” Gigante said in a statement.
Alongside some major brands and suppliers, the Fitness Boxes will also each contain an AIS activity pack, including a skipping rope, bag, soccer ball and happy sack, as well as personalised booklets from Sarah and Mariah sharing some of their journeys, and insights into their life. 
The Happy Boxes Project will deliver more than 70 fitness-themed boxes to remote communities over the coming months and hopes to provide further opportunities for women to be more active.

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