Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Sundance Energy Australia Limited Schedules First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call

DENVER, May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX:SEA) (NASDAQ:SNDE) (“Sundance” or the “Company”), a U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Eagle Ford in South Texas announced today that it will host a conference call to review first quarter results.

Date:   Australia: Thurs 17 May 2018 – United States: Wed 16 May 2018

Time:  Australia: 9:00 AM AEST – United States: 5:00 PM MDT

Australian participants Toll Free dial-in: 1 80 0005 989
Australian (Sydney) Local dial-in: 2 82 239 773

Hong Kong Participants Toll Free dial-in: 800 966 253
Hong Kong Local dial-in: 3011 4522

Singapore participants Toll Free dial-in: 800 852 6412
Singapore Local dial-in: 6622 1010

USA participants Toll Free dial-in: (844) 831 3022

Webcast Link: http://www.sundanceenergy.net/events.cfm

All participants will be asked for their full name and company when joining the
conference call.

For more information, please contact:

United States
Eric McCrady, Managing Director
Tel: +1 (303) 543 5703
Australia
Mike Hannell, Chairman
Tel: +61 8 8363 0388

Spark New Zealand to Deploy Cloud Unified Communications Suite with BroadSoft

Spark Cloud Phone Targets High Growth SMB Market with Complete BroadSoft Unified Communications (UC) Solution

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BroadSoft, Inc., now a part of Cisco, and a global market leader in cloud calling, meeting, messaging and contact center software as a service (SaaS), announces that Spark, one of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications providers, will now be offering Spark Cloud Phone powered by the BroadCloud calling platform to small and medium businesses throughout New Zealand.

Spark Cloud Phone will provide the company with a proven SaaS service delivery platform, allowing the company to quickly deploy a complete UC solution with a flexible OPEX service delivery model.

The BroadCloud calling platform will provide Spark Cloud Phone customers with a complete suite of UC services based on the BroadSoft UC-One application including, instant messaging and presence (IM&P), hosted voice, mobile client support, a full-featured soft client for computing devices, desktop and file sharing, virtual meeting rooms and voice and video conferencing.

“We are very pleased to be working with Spark in New Zealand to bring their cloud UC offering to market on BroadCloud,” said Jonathan Reid, Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, Cisco Cloud Calling. “Spark has outstanding reach in the New Zealand market and a world class engineering team behind the new Spark Cloud Phone product line.  We look forward to working closely with them as they bring the new service to market in the first half of this year.”

Sally Gordon, Head of Business Marketing for Spark, said, “We’re thrilled to bring Spark Cloud Phone to market with BroadSoft UC-One. Our business customers tell us they need a feature-rich calling solution that helps improve collaboration and can easily scale as their business needs change. We believe Cloud Phone will deliver that for them and help give their business an edge.”

To find out more about BroadSoft UC-One, click here.

About Spark:

As New Zealand’s leading digital-services company, Spark New Zealand has a powerful ambition: to unleash the potential in all New Zealanders through amazing technology. Spark provides digital services to millions of New Zealanders and thousands of New Zealand businesses. For more information visit www.sparknz.co.nz.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We aim to empower users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com.

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BroadSoft Media Contacts:

APAC
Terry Alberstein
Navigate Communication
+61 (0) 458-484-921
terry@navigatecommunication.com.au

ISIS claims responsibility for Surabaya bomb attacks

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack outside a police building in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city.

At least 10 people were killed in the attack on Monday, which took place a day after a wave of bombings on three churches killed at least 13 people. ISIS, via its Amaq website, claimed responsibility for the spate of attacks over the past 24 hours. Indonesia’s police said the suicide attack outside Surabaya’s police headquarters in the city centre was carried out by a family of five, including an eight-year-old girl who survived the attack. The attack killed the four perpetrators and wounded four officers and six civilians.

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attacks in Indonesia. Council members underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. They urged all states to cooperate actively with the Indonesian government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam condemns terrorist attacks on Surabaya churches

Vietnam strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Indonesia’s Surabaya City, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said Monday.

Replying to reporters’ questions about the attacks, Hang said Vietnam offers its deepest condolences to the Indonesian government and the bereaved, adding that Vietnam will support the Indonesian government in fighting terrorism.

President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent messages of condolence to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh also sent a message of condolence to Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam to host Asia Pacific IT Alliance Awards 2019

Vietnam will host the Asia Pacific IT Alliance (APICTA) Awards in 2019, said Minister of Information and Communication Truong Minh Tuan on Monday.

In a meeting with a delegation from APICTA led by Chairman Stan Singh, Minister Tuan said that hosting the event will allow Vietnam to popularize its IT and communications development, introduce Vietnam’s land, people and economic potential to international friends, and seek cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Tuan asked APICTA to consider increasing the number of awards for products related to building an e-government and smart urban areas. He expressed a wish to expand exchanges with APICTA members on building an e-government.

The APICTA is a non-profit NGO with 16 members. The annual APICTA awards honor outstanding IT innovations and solutions and promote IT and telecommunications applications and markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The APICTA 2018 awards will be held in China’s Guangzhou province in October.

Source: VOV5

Vibrant performances wrap up Then singing festival in Ha Giang

The 6th national festival of the art of Then singing and Tinh gourd lute of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups concluded in Ha Giang on Monday.

The festival promoted the cultural heritage of Vietnamese ethnic groups to international friends and honored a unique art form of the Tay, Nung, and Thai groups. Trieu Thi Tinh, Deputy Director of Ha Giang’s Culture, Sports, and Tourism Department, said Vietnam’s heritage and Then singing in particular made a strong impression on visitors.

“The festival’s audience, art troupes, and artists hailed the performances and the exhibition zone. The festival attracted artists from 10 to 90 who helped raise people’s awareness of their cultural heritage,” Tinh said.

The next festival will take place in Son La province.

Source: VOV5

Retail sector grows 10.6% in 2017

Vietnam’s retailers earned nearly 130 billion USD last year, a rise of more than 10 percent from the previous year, according to a report on global retail market trends of Savills Vietnam retail consultancy.

Troy Griffiths, Deputy Managing Director of Savills Vietnam, said in addition to the transformation of traditional retail model, investments in technology such as applications, smart phones and electronic commerce make the purchase of goods much easier. The recent cooperation of many traditional retailers and e-commerce platforms is also a response to the adaptation and change towards a retail paradigm that fits the times and consumers, he added. With a population of more than 90 million population and annual income per capita reaching nearly 2,400 USD, Vietnam is considered to have huge room for retail growth.

Source: VOV5