Bring Harmony to Your Life with Amazfit Balance

Zepp Health Corporation (Zepp, NYSE: ZEPP), a leading specialist in smart wearables and health technology, has launched the Amazfit Balance, created to help people achieve the ultimate balance of life, work, and wellness, it takes the baton from the brand’s Amazfit GTR and GTS family of smartwatches, building on the cutting-edge technology and features that made those models resonate so powerfully with a global community of users, and empowered by Zepp Health’s evolving AI ecosystem to become the new leader of Amazfit’s Lifestyle Series.

With its sleek look, the Amazfit Balance incorporates features that help wearers keep organised and on schedule across the 24-hour day, be it for work, leisure or workout.

Fitness trainer, professional runner and OCR (obstacle course racing) athlete, Captain (R) Raeiz Hamed RMAF, said, “This sleek and versatile smartwatch helps track my mental and physical data, allowing me to push harder or rest more. The Readiness score is accurate in my overall state; whether I trained hard and did not rest enough, it showed an appropriate score.”

“The Amazfit Balance is more than just a great looking watch. The Zepp OS 3.0 operating system enables wearers to achieve just the right balance across the day as the smartwatch harmonises its newest features with Android or iOS compatibility with notifications and reminders together with Amazfit’s signature health monitoring system.”

A new feature known as the “Readiness” score provides advice and guidance based on health indicators such as sleep, exercise, stress levels and 24-hour vital signs monitoring to measure physical and mental recovery from the previous day and indicates wearers’ potential for the upcoming day while helping them optimise work, life and rest.

Mark Ong, content creator and gym enthusiast said, “This fitness watch takes fitness tracking to a whole new level. It seamlessly connects with health apps like adidas Running and Strava.” Ong went on to say, “I really like the Body Composition app on the Balance, in ten seconds I was able to get my bone, muscle, fat and water percentages.”

Other unique features include apps such as “Breathe”, “Yoga” and “Meditation” to help wearers to destress. These apps and many more are part of the more than 150 apps and mini games, together with ExerSense that can automatically recognise eight sports and more than 150 sports modes. Upgrades to sports modes include the Triathlon mode, a 3-sports-in-1 mode capable of tracking swim, cycle and run. The AI-powered Zepp Coach helps monitor wearers’ performance through benchmarks and milestones during exercise.

Together with upgrades such as the BioTracker 5.0, microphone and speaker, the Amazfit Balance is understated enough for business wear while resilient enough for active athletic use. The smartwatch provides all the tools for wearers to remain on-time with app notifications on health giving them the confidence in knowing that they can still have “balance” in their lives as they strive for success.

Starting on 22nd September 2023, the Amazfit Balance is available on Shopee at, Lazada at, and the TikTok Shop, selling for RM1099. Receive a free gift of Hypergear Drybag, Amazfit Sport Towel and a Celebrity Fitness 7-day Trial Pass while stock lasts.

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About Amazfit

Amazfit, a leading global smart wearable brand focused on health and fitness, is part of Zepp Health (NYSE: ZEPP), a health technology company. Offering a wide selection of smartwatches and bands, Amazfit’s brand essence is “Up Your Game”, encouraging users to live their passions and express their active spirits freely. Amazfit is powered by Zepp Health’s proprietary health management platform that delivers cloud-based 24/7 actionable insights and guidance to help users attain their wellness goals. With outstanding craftsmanship, Amazfit smartwatches have won many design awards, including the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.

Launched in 2015, Amazfit is today embraced by millions of users. Its products are available in more than 90 countries across the Americas, and EMEA and APAC regions. For more information about Amazfit, please visit

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FreeDV Aims to Bring Open-Source HF Digital Voice Into the Mainstream

 To advance the state of the art in HF digital voice and to promote its use, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded $420,000 to the FreeDV Project. With this grant, the FreeDV Project team will:

– Hire experienced digital signal processing developers to work with the volunteer staff to improve speech quality and improve low signal-to-noise ratio operation, making FreeDV performance superior to single-sideband (SSB) over poor high-frequency (HF) 
– Work with commercial HF radio companies to embed FreeDV into at least two 
commercial radios, greatly reducing set up effort and reducing latency.
– Continue development of a suite of advanced, open-source 
HF modems, with the goal of making FreeDV’s digital performance comparable to VARA at both low and high signal-noise ratios.
– Continue support of the existing software library 
(libcodec2) and application software (freedv-gui), and embedded FreeDV adaptors 
(SM1000 and ezDV).
– Better promote FreeDV online and in person at amateur radio 
clubs and conventions.

The FreeDV Project team believes that the work funded by this grant will:

– Open the path to widespread adoption of a truly open-source, next-generation digital voice system for HF radio.
– Provide a mature, open-source low-bit-rate codec useful for a variety of amateur radio and commercial applications.
– Provide a suite of high performance, HF data modems for open-source data applications usable by any radio amateur.

About FreeDV
FreeDV is a low-bit-rate digital voice mode for HF radio. Initially developed by David Rowe, VK5DGR, an international team of radio amateurs are now working together on the project. FreeDV is open-source software, released under the GNU Lesser Public License (LPGL) version 2.1. The modems and Codec 2 speech codec used in FreeDV are also open source. Hardware and software developers can integrate FreeDV into their projects using the FreeDV API. To operate FreeDV, radio amateurs either run the FreeDV GUI application on Windows, Linux and OSX machines or use the SM1000 FreeDV adaptor. Either method allows hams to use a single-sideband HF radio to send and receive FreeDV signals. To learn more about FreeDV, go to

About ARDC
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. The organization got its start by managing the AMPRNet address space, which is reserved for licensed amateur radio operators worldwide. Additionally, ARDC makes grants to projects and organizations that follow amateur radio’s practice and tradition of technical experimentation in both amateur radio and digital communication science. Such experimentation has led to advances that benefit the general public, including the mobile phone and wireless internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where all such technology is available through open source hardware and software, and where anyone has the ability to innovate upon it. To learn more about ARDC, go to

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Dan Romanchik, KB6NU



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Japan – Cisco and NEC to Bring 5G Connectivity and Automation to Networks Across the Globe

Cisco and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced plans to expand their collaboration efforts to include system integration solutions and potential opportunities in 5G xHaul and private 5G to help customers transform their architecture and connect more people and things.

End-to-End 5G xHaul Automation

Cisco and NEC have expanded areas of collaboration under their Global Systems Integrator Agreement (GSIA) with augmented solutions for scalable 5G xHaul transport networks, such as enhanced capabilities for end-to-end automation and routed optical networking to support operators’ monetization of 5G.

Following the initial signing of the GSIA two years ago, the companies combined their respective strengths to expand geographical coverage of their solutions with stronger, faster connections for global operators such as Telefonica Vivo. With increasing traffic surges, demand for faster time to market with assured quality, and the need to innovate from transport to the edge, the companies have agreed to expand areas of collaboration including enhanced automation and routed optical networking.

As part of the new collaboration, NEC will leverage its vast ecosystem and expertise as a global network integrator to overcome the complexity of multi-vendor networks. The company’s 5G Transport Centers of Excellence in EMEA and LATAM, with both local and regional engineering capabilities and a pool of global experience, will play a central role in navigating customers’ end-to-end network lifecycle and optimization in a phased approach.

With extensive experience, leadership, and knowledge of the industry, combined with a commitment to research and development, Cisco will provide industry-leading solutions that meet growing customer demands.

“The needs for modernized architecture in 5G have steadily enhanced our partnership with Cisco, leading us to this next level of partnership,” said Hideyuki Ogata, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Department, NEC. “The industry-leading solutions from Cisco and our ecosystem partners, combined with our world-class network integration capabilities, enable us to deliver compelling solutions to multiple operators and verticals across the world.”

“Partnering with world-class technology leaders is essential to reaching the future of connectivity that we know is possible,” said Sanjay Kaul, President, Service Provider Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, Cisco. “That is why our partnership with NEC is so special. Our multi-level collaboration has enabled some of the largest IP Networks in the world using breakthrough architectures that change economics with routed optical networking, virtual routing, and 5G radio interoperability.”

Private 5G

Taking a new approach to networking and connectivity is fundamental. In addition to transport xHaul networks, the two companies plan to work together in areas of IoT, 5G, and Wi-Fi, driving the next wave of industrial transformation.

Under the Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration program, work is in progress to qualify NEC’s new UNIVERGE RV 1200 radio with Cisco’s Private 5G solution at Cisco’s 5G Showcase in Tokyo, a world-leading 5G services incubation hub and Cisco engineering site to deliver game-changing private 5G solutions in the Japanese market.

The NEC UNIVERGE RV 1200 radio is designed and developed for the Japanese private 5G market. It is unique in that it’s all-in-one with RU/CU/DU in a single unit, compact and light weight, and positioned for both indoor and outdoor use, providing increased flexibility and scalability for installation.

“We are pleased to add private 5G for business to our long-standing strategic partnership between Cisco and NEC,” said Suhun Yun, Managing Director, Digital Network Business Division, NEC. “We look forward to the expansion of the partnership between the two companies, which will help accelerate private 5G market expansion and further efforts to address social issues.”

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. Discover more on The Newsroom and follow us on Twitter at @Cisco.

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco’s trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner or partnership does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

License or authorization may be required to sell private 5G related solutions in some countries. The timing of selling these solutions depends on the authorization status in each country.

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Bring something new to the table today with Eleanor Gaccetta’s “Generations Of Good Food”

The cookbook has something new to offer for those who love to eat and love to cook, be it be a main dish, sides, desserts, appetizers, or snacks.

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Catch the book display of “Generations Of Good Food” at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Fancy something new that is delicious yet simple to prepare? Want to add an irresistible Italian flavor to the table? Make sure to pick up a copy of Eleanor Gaccetta’s cookbook “Generations Of Good Food” (ReadersMagnet; 2021).

The cookbook is the author’s second publishing effort; her first was the well-received caregiving memoir One Caregiver’s Journey, published in 2019. “Generations Of Good Food” is a compilation of nearly 200 recipes spanning six generations. In here readers – or rather, foodies – will find recipes for a variety of main dishes, cakes, breads, desserts, cookies, pies, and even candy.

Satisfy one’s palates and bring more fun and happiness to mealtimes with easy-to-follow recipes for caponata, crab bisque soup, panzanella salad, Italian potato salad, peachy marmalade, poticia, homemade pinapple upside down cake, rhubarb, baklava puffs, lemon ricotta cookies, rum balls, and many more delectable dishes.

Make mealtimes, refreshment breaks, and special occasions more enjoyable and memorable with recipes from Eleanor Gaccetta’s “Generations Of Good Food.” Available today on the RM Online Bookstore.

“Generations Of Good Food” will be publicly displayed at the exhibit that self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet will put up at the 2022 Tucson Festival of Books on March 12-13, 2022, at the University of Arizona Mall, Tucson, AZ.

Generations Of Good Food

Author | Eleanor Gaccetta

Published date | March 2021

Publisher | ReadersMagnet

Book retail price | $10

Author Bio

Eleanor (Ellie) is a Colorado native who grew up in a small farming community outside Denver. Her career spanned almost 40 years working for the State of Colorado, the City and County of Broomfield, and ultimately as a private contractor. While working full-time, she earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Regis University. She retired to provide full-time care to her mother after she broke her hip at age 93. Armed with faith, humor, and love, she navigated being a sole caregiver until her mother’s death at age 102 in 2017. “One Caregiver’s Journey,” a memoir of her caregiving experiences, was published in 2019. In 2021, she published “Generations Of Good Food,” which spans six generations of family recipes and honors her mother, who was a wonderful cook and masterful baker. Today she lives in a western suburb of Denver and enjoys an active lifestyle that includes baking, cooking, health and fitness routines, and spending time with family and friends.

Artists Bring West Coast Flair to the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

 On Sunday August 8, 2021, the Clearwater Community Volunteers hosted an art showing in partnership with an LA-based group of artists active in their community. The art exhibit featured Clearwater artists through sketches, portraits, abstract art, books, and poems.

“I wanted to bring this successful artist group to Clearwater,” said Barbara Cordova. “I am very proud of being able to assist my friends in Clearwater with launching their very own group to spread arts and assistance through the Clearwater community.”

Upon entering the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center guests were able to tour a one-of-a kind art exhibit. Paintings, drawings, and sculptures of all colors and shapes adorned the walls of the Center. The exhibit was followed by a show with live music, poetry reading and a dance presentation.

“We wanted to share art and encourage others to create,” said Gertie Perry, Activities Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “It was a beautiful event and enabled us to meet a number of artists right here in the Clearwater community.”

The CCV Center is an extension of the Clearwater Community Volunteers, serving nonprofits and volunteer-based organizations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Nonprofits can use its facilities or work with its staff to help facilitate their community outreach activities all at no cost to the organization.

Since its opening in March of 2018 the CCV center has worked with over 130 different charities and nonprofits, even helping aspiring charity founders to establish their own nonprofit. It has hosted over 3,500 meetings and events for those nonprofits with nearly 15,000 people entering its doors to create a ripple effect for good.

The CCV center also hosts community events where families can have fun in a safe environment. The newsletter contains a section detailing their upcoming events via

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please visit or contact the Center Manager at (727)-316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 26 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help these groups better attain their goals.

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  • Philanthropy & Non-profit