The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-18T02:52:28Z Oryx Adventures Launches Thrilling Motorcycle Tours in Oman 2017-03-18T02:52:28Z oryx-adventures-launches-thrilling-motorcycle-tours-in-oman An unforgettable off-road motorcycling experience across breath-taking desert and striking mountain terrain is on offer for the first time in Oman on the ancient Arabian peninsula. Oryx Adventures, a specialist enduro bike tour company based in the Omani capital, Muscat, gives riders a unique selection of competitively-priced trips that each capture the exhilaration of Oman’s rugged natural beauty. From entry level introductions on flat gravel, desert scrubland and dry wadi beds to more demanding tours traversing challenging scree, shale and steep, rock-strewn cliffs to 7,000 ft pinnacles, the half, full and two-day tours are designed to give motorcycle enthusiasts and tourists with motorcycling experience the journey of a lifetime. For adventurers with enough stamina, tours from five to 10 days are also offered.  All riders require a full, current motorcycle licence from their country of origin to take part. Awe-inspiring Hajar mountains scenery, remarkable regional wildlife - including magisterial sea eagles, curious shaggy-haired mountain goats and fleeting houbara bustards - plus adrenaline-fuelled excitement are guaranteed. Boasting eight hardy, British-built CCM 450 adventure bikes with handy push-button ignition delivering a powerful 52bhp, Oryx Adventures kits out all riders with terrain and climate-specific clothing: comfortable, light-weight and breathable Alpinestars protective suits; professional off-road Bell visored crash helmets; sturdy Gaerne off-road boots; and effective leather gloves for real throttle, brake and clutch ‘feel’. Given the isolated nature of the tours, the motorcycles are each GPS tagged, while bike-mike radio contact is maintained between all riders and the tour guide. And with the characteristic balmy, bright and dry weather conditions prevailing in Oman, cool water back packs are issued as standard. Rare rain falls and flash floods in the country don’t stop play – the routes simply change to avoid dangerously deep wadis and sandy quagmires. For all overnight tours, a dedicated support truck is on hand at all times for riders, while their non-riding families can also enjoy the dramatic landscape in a fleet of 4x4 follow-up vehicles. Bespoke shelter from leading camping equipment firms Vango and Eezi-Awn is available for memorable overnight desert pitches, and partnerships have been struck with decent hotels en route. Run by English bike enthusiast and former oil industry mechanic and executive Peter Middleton and his Omani wife Haima al Khusaibi, Oryx Adventures has ambitious plans for expansion throughout the region and into Iran and Southern Africa. Destination Phillipines : Palawan Islands 2017-03-12T21:04:35Z destination-phillipines-palawan-islands El Nido based luxury glamping resort, The Birdhouse El Nido, has projected into the limelight with their unique experience currently being offered in the highly sought after Palawan Islands. Using the momentum of that success, owner operator Mark Villaflor has recently kickstarted Tour El Nido with his cousin Karen Bersabe, to cater to the tourist seeking the very best experiences from this region. Each experience being offered breaks free from the homogeny seen in many other island destinations and is in the truly an extension of the wild imagination and passion he has for the Palawan region.   ‘Clients contact us due to our approachable & adaptable nature. Our ethos is to drive the kind of tourism that benefits this area and we provide our clients with meaningful holidays with memories that last a lifetime. We encourage clients to approach us who have a deep desire to uncover Palawan, especially through sustainable local providers,’ says Mark.    The  Birdhouse El Nido designed by Camille Villaflor is a signature project along a long line of masterpieces – including travelling the world on a 16 month honeymoon dubbed 365traveldates, part of a successful travel blogger media duo. This experience on the road and in tourist destinations around the world has allowed Mark to set this business up from a strong client centric model.   Together with his wife the industrious pair have a clear love and passion for the Palawan islands and it’s great to have these kinds of new breed business operators ushering in an era of sustainable tourism that is both exciting and unique.   To find out more about the types of adventures being offered by Tour El Nido, head over their homepage here (www.tourelnido.com) or for all media enquiry please contact derek@worldsbestdestinations.com Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapy event returns to Brisbane! 2017-03-08T04:38:10Z australia-s-largest-health-wellbeing-and-natural-therapy-event-returns-to-brisbane Across three days, the first MindBodySpirit Festival of 2017 is set to enrich over 12,500 Brisbanites looking for a happier, healthier lifestyle, from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February. The festival which is now FREE to attend, will bring together the very best of health supplements, organics, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality and personal growth. The 2017 Seminar Series will feature an inspiring line-up of more than 60 guest speakers who will share their International and Australian expertise on self-development, spiritual matters, health and nutrition. Special guest speakers include vegan health & lifestyle coach Donna Wild, International author Dr Mahdi Mason, Changing Habits nutrition consultant Sheridan Williamson, Resilience & Success Coach Nicole van Hattam, and so many more! Find mesmerising performances and interactive entertainment at the Performance Stage each day including singer-songwriter Alana-Lee, spiritual medium Jason McDonald,  A'Diva Brisbane Bellydance workshops, sound healer Daniel Coates, Standing yoga classes with Urban Bliss Yoga and Lauren Vercoe Yoga, who are sure to impress!  For those looking to relax, unwind and take a break, the Meditation Room by Brahma Kumaris will feature free guided classes. Or for those looking to delve into their future or reflect on the past, nationally renowned psychics can be found in the Psychic Reading Room, featuring over 50 of Australia’s most talented readers. Health foodies will also be tempted with the range of raw, vegan and nutritious demos at the popular Soul Kitchen from nutritional experts Nina Grootz & Alanna Brown, fermentation fan Tom Rothsey and nutritional medicine practitioner Kathy Ashton.  It’s a fun day out, filled with new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice. We all want to live a healthier more wholesome life and the Festival is a great way to discover how.  Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most respected wellbeing events, attracting over 72,000 visitors nationwide. The 2017 Festival will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Doors open 9am daily.  - ENDS -  Growing and Using Camellias ebook out now 2017-03-07T04:46:53Z growing-and-using-camellias-ebook-out-now Growing and Using Camellias ebook out now ACS Distance Education and John Mason have recently released a new ebook- Growing and Using Camellias. This ebook is beautifully illustrated covers everything that you will need to know about the camellia. It provides a guide to choosing, using and successfully maintaining one of the most popular garden plants grown across the world, from Japan and north America to Europe and Australasia. The book is based upon decades of experience and observation by horticulturists, particularly in Australia, England and Germany. Camellias are medium to large evergreen shrubs that grow from 2m through to 8 metres tall, according to the species. The plants have thick, leathery, glossy, alternate leaves (i.e. they alternate on the stem – rather than being opposite each other) to 10cm long. Flowers vary in colour, form and flowering time according to the species but range in colour from white, pink through to red, some species are also creamy or yellow. This ebook was written to provide inspiration and reference information to both amateur and professional gardeners, and be a valuable resource and source of information to students of horticulture to make the most of this colourful and versatile plant.   The ebook covers the following chapters: CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: HISTORY, BOTANY AND TAXONOMY CHAPTER 2 CULTURE – GROWING AND CARING FOR CAMELLIAS CHAPTER 3 PROPAGATION CHAPTER 4 USING CAMELLIAS CHAPTER 5 SPECIES AND CULTIVARS This ebook is now available for purchase for $32.95 including GST from our online bookshop and there is also a free sample available to have a look at: http://www.acsbookshop.com/product-growing-and-using-camellias-pdf-ebook-6021.aspx If you would like a review copy of this ebook, please contact admin@acs.edu.au . ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA 2017 PREPARES FOR BIGGEST TRAIL RUNNING EVENT IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE 2017-03-07T02:13:57Z ultra-trail-australia-2017-prepares-for-biggest-trail-running-event-in-southern-hemisphere 7 MARCH 2017, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Ultra-Trail Australia (UTA), the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest trail running event, is gearing up for its 10th Anniversary and its largest participation numbers to date, with over 15,000 athletes and spectators expected to converge in the Blue Mountains. Taking place in Katoomba, NSW, from 18-21 May 2017, the four-day running festival will push even the most experienced athletes to their absolute limits, with participants travelling from around the globe to tackle the mountains of The Great Dividing Range; Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world. Participants will scale up stairways and down steep descents ranging from sea level to an elevation of 1,100m, power through dense bushland and creeks, and maneuver through narrow curving paths, all whilst battling the elements of the Blue Mountains, making Ultra-Trail Australia an endurance test of the body and the mind. There are five different races that cater to varying levels of fitness and skills including; the gruelling long distance trail runs, the 100km UTA100 and 50km UTA50; the 21.6km trail run, Pace Athletic UTA22; the thigh-pumping 1.2km stair climb Scenic World UTA95;  and the free, Injinji 1km-4-kids trail run. “We are looking forward to the level of participation at this year’s UTA. Entries to the UTA100 and UTA50 filled up within two days of opening and the Pace Athletic UTA22 has doubled in size since its introduction last year. We anticipate that 2017 will be the biggest and best year yet, putting Australia on the trail running map,” said UTA Director Tom Landon-Smith. Notable Australians participating this year include Running Mum’s editor Nicole Bunyan who will tackle the UTA100 for the first time, and six-time Winter and Summer Paralympic gold medalist Michael Milton. Milton holds the open Australian speed skiing record at over 213km/hr and ran the 43km Gold Coast Marathon on crutches. He will attempt the UTA50, becoming the first person with one leg to do so. The Canberra native is no stranger to treacherous trails, walking the Kokoda Trail twice and scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, all on crutches. While acknowledging that this will be difficult he is looking forward to the challenge. “I know the UTA50 will be tough; it’s an enormous endurance test, physically and mentally. It will be the longest run I have ever done but I am excited to be part of this world-renowned race,”  commented Milton. Internationally-acclaimed North American ultra-marathon veterans, Rob Krar and Mike Wardian, will also be competing in the UTA100. Celebrities in the trail running world, Krar holds the fastest time for crossing the Grand canyon and Wardian holds the record for completing the fastest 50km marathon on a treadmill, and the fastest marathon dressed as Elvis. Registration is still available for the Pace Athletic UTA22 and Scenic World UTA951 online. Participants can register for the Injinji 1km-4-kids on the morning of the race. For further information or to register, please visit http://www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au Check out the video for Ultra-Trail Australia 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHv2INvOy9s - ENDS - Media Contact Claire Fuller, claire.fuller@fivebyfiveglobal.com or 0411 479 836 Larissa Rembisz, larissa.rembisz@fivebyfiveglobal.com or 0401 451 060 NOTES TO THE EDITOR About AROC Sport AROC Sport was established in 2003 by Tom Landon-Smith and Alina McMaster. The aim of AROC Sport is to share the exhilaration, camaraderie, fitness, sense of achievement and ultimate sense of freedom and calm that challenging outdoor adventures can provide. We love what we do organising spectacular, interesting and challenging events in magnificent places and understand that the more we can get people active in nature, the more people will appreciate and hopefully protect our pristine natural environments for the long term. http://www.arocsport.com. A million reasons to visit The Star this autumn 2017-03-06T02:09:26Z a-million-reasons-to-visit-the-star-this-autumn-1 DINING Champagne and Caviar | Balla, BLACK Bar & Grill and Sokyo Foodies looking for an indulgent experience can enjoy the exquisite pairing of champagne and caviar at The Star’s signature restaurants this autumn. BLACK Bar & Grill Step into BLACK Bar & Grill for one of the most enviable dining experiences in Sydney. Sip on Veuve Clicquot ‘La Grande Dame’ (glass $55 or bottle $400) and sample one or all dishes expertly prepared by Executive Chef Dany Karam, showcasing Siberian sturgeon caviar with smoked cod ($59), scampi caviar with scallop tortellini ($33) and Yarra Valley salmon caviar paired with salmon sashimi ($42). Balla The Star’s signature Italian restaurant Balla will delight guests with a three-course degustation menu created by Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci featuring some of Italy’s best caviar. Enjoy buckwheat blinis with lemon ricotta and traditional Italian oscietra caviar, acquerello risotto with scallops, champagne and classic Italian oscietra caviar and pan-roasted toothfish served with original Italian oscietra caviar, baby fennel and lemon consommé. The set menu is $120 per person and the dishes are available individually. Guests can match their selection with 2006 Dom Perignon Brut Cuvee (glass $45 or bottle $350). Sokyo Master of Japanese cuisine, Executive Chef Chase Kojima has designed two dishes with superbly fresh seafood including Japanese toro tartare, Tasmanian sea urchin sashimi and Calvisius Oscietra Caviar ($60), and panko fried Pacific oysters with katsuobushi sorbet served with Royal Sterling Caviar ($45). The house Sommelier has harmoniously matched the dishes with 2006 Dom Perignon Brut Cuvee (glass $45 or bottle $350) and NV Veuve Clicquot Rose (glass $20 or bottle $145). For reservations phone 1800 700 700. Zumbaron Day | Adriano Zumbo, 19 March 2017 Zumbaron Day is back! Dessert connoisseurs are invited to Adriano Zumbo’s patisserie at The Star to celebrate all things sweet on Sunday, 19 March – World Macaron Day. Expect dessert heaven, with more than 60 flavours of macarons, including the worshipped favourites through to the weird and whacky, for one day only. Champagne Weekends at BLACK Bar & Grill | Saturdays & Sundays Foodies can relish the much-adored Champagne Weekends at BLACK Bar & Grill throughout autumn and sample the restaurants signature fare while taking in the stunning harbour views. Enjoy a divine three-course weekend lunch matched with Perrier-Jouet Champagne for $135pp on Saturday and Sunday from 12.00pm to 2.30pm. For reservations phone 1800 700 700. It’s the happiest of hours | Monday to Friday Monday to Friday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at 24/7 Sports Bar, Latitude, Cherry and Rock Lily. ENTERTAINMENT Footy at Sydney’s home of sport It’s game on at Sydney’s home of sport - 24/7 Sports Bar, with all the season’s best sporting action screened live and loud. Between the six mega screens, 50 LCD TVs and the 34-square metre LCD screen, fans won't miss a move. Watch the launch of the NRL and AFL footy season with an optimum stadium atmosphere or support the A-League, the FA Cup Finals and Doncaster Day as well as the usual crowd-pleasing suspects, the EPL and UFC, which will also be screened. Punters are also in with a chance to win a trip to the F1 Grand Prix with Red Bull in Melbourne. Havana Nights at Marquee Nightclub | 4 March 2017 One of Australia’s most talented DJs, Havana Brown will grace the decks at Marquee Nightclub on Saturday, 4 March to play her best mashups, straight off the back of her Las Vegas residency. Doors open at 10.00pm and pre-event tickets are available atwww.marqueesydney.com. The Bodyguard at Sydney Lyric Theatre | April 2017The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the smash-hit film by screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, is coming to Sydney Lyric Theatre in April. Staring Australian pop sensation Paulini, the breathtaking romantic thriller is not to be missed and will feature a host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits. Previews begin Friday, 21 April and tickets are priced from $89.90 via www.ticketmaster.com.au. The Tea Party live | The Star Event Centre, 21 April 2017 Experience the majesty of Canadian trio, The Tea Party in full flight as they rock The Star Event Centre with the Sydney Youth Orchestra for one night only on Friday, 21 April from 8.00pm. Fans will be treated to the epic hits and fan favourites from the band's impressive career. Tickets are priced from $100.80 via www.ticketek.com.au. Hit a high note at Rock Lily Step into the spotlight for karaoke at Rock Lily on Monday nights, gather your friends for Trivia Tuesdays for your chance to win $300, listen to old school tunes at Throwback Thursdays or check-out Soul Nights on Friday nights for the ultimate hip hop and RnB hits. Open daily from 5.00pm to late. RACING Autumn racing carnival It’s autumn racing season again and a day at the races deserves the perfect finish at The Star. As the official entertainment partner of the Australian Turf Club and a major sponsor of The Star Doncaster Mile, The Star is the ultimate post-race destination. Choose from more than 25 restaurant and bars to keep the partying going. For more information about what’s on at The Star this autumn, please visit www.star.com.au/a-million-reasons-to-play or join the conversation at @thestarsydney Game changer for the hire boat industry improves tourist safety and enjoyment 2017-03-03T04:04:45Z game-changer-for-the-hire-boat-industry-improves-tourist-safety-and-enjoyment Never before seen in the tourism or boating industry Coastal Ventures recently partnered up with Garmin to provide a service to our customers that has never been seen before in the industry.  We are able to give interstate and overseas visitors a lifetime of local knowledge at their fingertips. Tyrone who has 20+ years of boating experience around Australia once told us that "Driving a new boat always take a little bit of getting used to and the pressure is on when you're taking your whole extended family out to not embarrass yourself.  When in unfamiliar waters and not knowing where you're going, that pressure is even more when you're constantly on the lookout for sand bars and channels." ​ We found that even experienced boaties, if not familiar with the Gold Coast waters were slightly on edge when first taking our boats so we decided to do something to alleviate some of that stress by reviewing our GPS and sonar facilities. As all of our hire boats are fitted with GPS units, we decided to make things easier for customers by preprogramming all of the best destinations on the Gold Coast in so that they know exactly where to go.   But we still weren't satisfied. So to make our boats truly unmatched in their navigation aids, we worked with boaties who have lived and breathed the Broadwater for their whole life to preprogram the quickest and safest routes in to the GPS units.  This means that the customer can simply follow the line on the screen, knowing that grounding out or hitting obstacles is one less thing that they have to worry about.   A few of our customers have told us things like: "It's like being on a rollercoaster that you just simply control the speed.  You follow the line on the screen and get shown around the best places!" "That simple line felt like I had a tour guide with me showing me the way. Best thing was, unlike guided tours where we get hurried along between stops, we still had complete control over our day.  When we got to Tipplers we were able to spend a couple of hours there instead of being rushed on to the next place." We love conversing with our customers and this innovative concept means that rather than simply pointing over to Straddie and saying "Go that way", we are able to give them detailed advice about exactly where to go on the Gold Coast and precisely how to get there so that they can focus on enjoying the day with their family and friends. For more info, head to http://coastalventures.com.au/garmin-tours-gold-coast/ New Magazine On Self-Balancing Scooters, Electric Bicycles, Electric Skateboards HoverDNA Becomes A Big Hit 2017-03-01T06:16:00Z new-magazine-on-self-balancing-scooters-electric-bicycles-electric-skateboards-hoverdna-becomes-a-big-hit A new exciting online magazine has been launched to bring people who love personal electric transportation gadgets all the latest news, reviews, and advice. HoverDNA (hoverdna.com) covers everything from self-balancing scooters, electric bicycles, to electric skateboards and has been credited for helping people to avoid buying products that are not up to scratch. The new online electric personal transportation was launched to give people who love modern technology a platform to see the latest products coming on the market. As well as providing details of what is coming on the market in 2017 and beyond, HoverDNA looks at how modern transportation is being used. One important topic looks at why hoverboards are banned in public areas in Dubai (https://hoverdna.com/dubai-banned-hoverboards/). Since being launched, the new magazine has been described as the most informative platform for those that love to travel on Hoverboards and Electric Skateboards. A spokesman for HoverDNA said: “We want to inform the world of the great products available on the market and the ones that should be avoided. There are some really amazing products currently available and some unbelievable ones coming on the market in the next 12 months, but there are also some that people should stay well clear of.” One amazing new product is the Hoversurf, which is a Drone Bike that looks like it’s straight out of Star-Wars (https://hoverdna.com/hoversurf/). A full review of the product has excited fans who are always looking for the next best thing. Electric personal transportation has become one of the fastest growing leisure industries in recent years with more people around the world buying electric skateboards, hoverboards and other electrical transportation products. As well as being used for leisure, they are also being used in the workplace which includes by police offices, council workers, and other sectors. To read the online magazine and to keep up to date with what is happening in the world of personal electric transportation and to read the latest product reviews, please visit https://hoverdna.com About HoverDNA HoverDNA is an exciting online magazine that provides all the latest news and reviews on Self-Balancing Scooters, Electric Bicycles, Electric Skateboards and other electric personal transportation products. Media ContactCompany Name: HoverDNAContact Person: Mr Rudy Dewatine - EditorCountry: United StatesWebsite: https://hoverdna.com The Quiet Room Ultimate Sleep Comfort concept 2017-02-22T08:02:16Z the-quiet-room-ultimate-sleep-comfort-concept The foundation Quietroom is proud to announce the creation of a new concept: the Quiet Room Ultimate Sleep Comfort concept. Luxury hotels looking to offer their guests the best possible experience in terms of quietness and comfort can benefit from this all-inclusive turnkey concept, which combines the latest soundproofing technology with state of the art sleep- and comfort-enhancing methods based on scientific research.   Luxury hotels around the world are forever competing to offer their guests the best possible experience and finding new ways to entice them with ever more luxury and extravagance. Unfortunately, this does not always equal optimum soundproofing and sleep comfort, because even the top hotels frequently get negative reviews on this subject.   The Ultimate Sleep Comfort concept has been created to enable top hotels to indulge the wishes of their most demanding hotel guests and take the soundproofing and comfort of their most luxurious rooms to the ultimate level. It is also available as an upgrade for presidential type suites.   The USC concept includes certification to the highest standard of the Quiet Room© label as well as specific sound proofing measures with regard to ventilation and AC systems. It also encompasses a number of select features recommended by sleep experts, e.g.: choice of mattress/topper choice of bedding materials and pillows aroma generator adjustable room temperature and AC adjustable ambient sound adjustable ambient light   KGI is developing a dedicated demonstration area where hotel managers can  experience the unique characteristics of the Ultimate Sleep Comfort concept at first hand and see how this improves the comfort of their guests.   KGI is a pioneer in innovative soundproofing concepts and the creator of the Quiet Room© label, the first and only objective standard for quiet hotel rooms in the world. KGI works closely together with hotels and project developers to address the problems of noise pollution at the earliest possible stage of construction and thereby saving considerable time and expense.   Taking noise problems seriously means taking measures to properly soundproof rooms One of the best ways of doing this is through the Quietroom Design&Build turnkey solution offered by the KGI Group. A fast, cost-efficient and effective method of acoustic insulation, which has the added advantage of providing hotels with the Quiet Room label, the one and only objective standard for well-insulated hotel rooms. There are already more than 140 hotels in Europe which have acquired the QR label. They use it to show their guests that they can expect a quiet hotel room and it gives them a significant edge over their noisy expect a quiet hotel room and it gives them a significant edge over their noisy competitors.         The Australian Telluride Mountain Film Tour Kicks Off In Sydney Wednesday March 1 2017-02-21T23:08:03Z the-australian-telluride-mountain-film-tour-kicks-off-in-sydney-wednesday-march-1 NEWS RELEASE – Feb 2017 - Australia – Held every year since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues in Telluride, Colorado, USA. Mountainfilm aims to educate, inspire and motivate audiences. The Telluride Mountainfilm festival will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017. The inaugural tour will focus on the best outdoor adventure films from the annual festival in Telluride.  The Mountainfilm World Tour will tour 15 locations across Australia and New Zealand throughout March -April 2017. As a launch tour, we are hoping to reach an audience of more than 10,000 attendees, with further capacity available if demand exceeds expectations. The Telluride Mountainfilm festival is one of America’s longest-running and most loved film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.  The experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm is like no other. People walk away buzzing with excitement, energy and anticipation. They are inspired to take on the world and experience all that it has to offer. We want to give you the opportunity to be part of that experience. To see a sneak preview, click here or follow this link http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm  AUSTRALIA Schedule Wednesday 1 March              7:00pm               NSW              Randwick                  Ritz    Thursday 2 March                   7:00pm               NSW             Cremorne                 Orpheum            Tuesday 7 March                   6:00pm               NSW              Newcastle                 Event Cinemas                                Thursday 9 March                  6:00pm               VIC                Melbourne                 Hoyts Central                                  Saturday 11 March                 2:30pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Saturday 11 March                 7:00pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Tuesday 14 March                 7:00pm               QLD               Townsville                 Civic Theatre                                 Thursday 16 March                7:00pm               QLD               Brisbane                    Cineplex Hawthorn                               Thursday 22 March                6:00pm               WA                Fremantle                  Hoyts Millennium                             Saturday 25 March                 3:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Saturday 25 March                 7:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Wednesday 29 March            6:30pm               ACT               Canberra                   Dendy                                              Thursday 30 March                7:00pm               NSW              Wollongong               UOW Theatre                                  Following the Australian schedule, the tour will then carry on to New Zealand with screenings in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.  Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour can be purchased online at http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm The cost for each show is $31 per adult and $25 per concession – booking fees will apply, dependent on venue.  To learn more and join the conversation, visit the link above or the original festival website www.mountainfilm.org Image/video link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ccwhrge4fo4qf33/AAAV1Z5YuqZKXFtT-w1ofddDa?dl=0 – please note re correct credit and captions.  For further information please contact Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au – 0415 290023 Tour proudly presented by ASPIRE OUTDOOR     Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. Panama Relocation Tours Explains Three Reasons Why Australians Move To Panama 2017-02-17T16:01:52Z panama-relocation-tours-explains-three-reasons-why-australians-move-to-panama A leading Panama Relocation Tour company that has launched a new FREE 8-Part Series, which provides information on Living and Retiring In Panama has launched a campaign to make people aware of three good reasons why more Australians are moving to Panama. Panama Relocation Tours, who provide all-inclusive tours of Panama (https://panamarelocationtours.com/tours) has witnessed an increase in the number of Australians looking for a new exciting life in the popular country located in the continent of Central America.   Australia is fast becoming one of the most expensive countries in the world to live with food prices increasing, property prices increasing and the overall cost of living increasing while wages are not following suit. That has resulted in more young people, families, and retirees looking to move to a country that offers them a better and more cost effective way of life.     Jackie Lange, the owner of Panama Relocation Tours, explained: “Many people think of Panama as a place where retirees move to for a better way of life, but it’s not just retirees who move to Panama. People of all ages move to Panama for new opportunities, lower property prices, and a better lifestyle.”   There are many reasons to move to Panama according to Jackie Lange, but three good reasons include:     Low Crime Rate: - Crime is increasing around the world, but one of the main things people who move to Panama mention is the low crime rate. While other countries have a serious problem with Crime including the UK, Spain, and the USA, Panama has introduced measures to tackle crime to allow people to feel safe and secure.     Thriving Economy: - Panama has a thriving economy which means there are lots of opportunities available for young people looking for work or looking to start their own business.   Low Cost Of Living: - The cost of living in Panama is much lower than Australia and is much lower than most of the world. It allows people to enjoy life more for a lot less.     There are many other good reasons to consider a move to Panama which includes the weather, lower property prices, and the great healthcare. To help people understand more about Panama, the popular company has launched a new information guide (https://panamarelocationtours.com/retire-in-panama ). For those that would like to see what Panama has to offer, Panama Relocation Tours offers an enjoyable all-inclusive tour. The six-day tour attracts people from all over the world and has gained a reputation for the value that it brings for people wishing for information on achieving a better way of life.       To learn more about Panama Relocation Tours and their all-inclusive tours, please visit https://panamarelocationtours.com/   About Panama Relocation Tours Inc. The company's owner is Jackie Lange who has lived in 4 countries, moved 22 times and visited 26 countries. She has plenty of great experience in relocating to a foreign country. She and her husband discovered the hidden gem of Panama.   Company name - Panama Relocation Tours, Inc. Media Contact - Jackie Lange info@PanamaRelocationTours.com 972-496-4500 http://www.PanamaRelocationTours.com Moving To Panama Can Offer Retirees A Better Way Of Life Says Panama Relocation Tours 2017-02-12T15:40:22Z moving-to-panama-can-offer-retirees-a-better-way-of-life-says-panama-relocation-tours It's no secret the cost of living is increasing, and property prices are becoming more expensive, that is why retirees are looking for a country that can offer them a better way of life. According to Panama Relocation Tours, Inc., Panama, can offer retirees everything they need. Panama has become very attractive to retirees for the comfortable way of life it offers. When people go to visit Panama on one of the Panama Relocation Tours, they are shocked at how developed the country is. A lot of people are not aware of how modern Panama is with its cluster of skyscrapers and how much cheaper it is to live. The country, which is fast becoming the number one place to retire to, allows retirees to have a better way of life for less. With all the luxuries and comforts available, including cheaper property prices, lower transport prices, and eating out for less, it's not surprising why so many people including retirees and young people move to Panama. There is so much to do in Panama, and with lower priced entertainment including theatres and jazz clubs; retirees can do so much more for a lot less. Real estate in Panama is much more affordable than the UK and the U.S, giving retirees many options on the type of property they would like to live in. That includes living in a high-rise modern apartment, or a condo in a beachfront community. The low property prices allow people to live in a property they have always dreamt of instead of living in a property they could only afford. The health care in Panama is another more affordable service than the U.S. With modern hospitals and many doctors U.S trained, and not to mention lower priced prescription drugs; the Panama health service really does stand out. Jackie Lange for Panama Relocation Tours Inc. said: "Panama is such a wonderful country, and with its low cost of living and a great ex-pat community, it has become one of the most enjoyable countries to retire to." Panama Relocation Tours Inc., offers a tour of Panama once a month. The tour is a six-day all-inclusive tour and allows people to see the real Panama. In addition, tour guests have the opportunity to meet with numerous expats at lunch and dinner during the 6-Day all-inclusive tour. By going on the tour, retirees can find out all the information they need about moving to Panama, with experts on hand there is never a question that goes unanswered. The Panama tour will give people a chance to visit the 12 most popular expat destinations. They include Panama City, Santa Clara, Coronado, Boquete, Las Tablas, Volcan and more. For more details on different Panama Relocation Tours and what they include, please visit http://panamarelocationtours.com/tours About Panama Relocation Tours Inc. The company's owner is Jackie Lange who has lived in 4 countries, moved 22 times and visited 26 countries. She has plenty of great experience in relocating to a foreign country. She and her husband discovered the hidden gem of Panama. Company name - Panama Relocation Tours, Inc. Media Contact - Jackie Lange info@PanamaRelocationTours.com 972-496-4500http://www.PanamaRelocationTours.com   Free Advice On Moving To Panama Offered By Panama Relocation Tours 2017-02-12T13:54:15Z free-advice-on-moving-to-panama-offered-by-panama-relocation-tours A leading expert on moving to and retiring in Panama has launched a new Free eight-part series which provides all the information and advice people need to understand more about starting a new life in the country located in the continent of Central America. Panama Relocation Tours and Jackie Lange, who provide a 6-Day all-inclusive tour of the popular country covers eight important topics. The topics covered in the Free eight-part series include Retiree Benefits and Visa Options, Panama Healthcare and Health Insurance Costs, Cost of living, as well as many more important topics. Each topic is sent directly to the interested party through email upon sign-up, providing a quick gateway to knowledge that is often charged for. Jackie Lange, the owner of Panama Relocation Tours Said: "We are always receiving emails for advice on moving to Panama, so we decided to put together an eight-part series that provides people with the answers to their questions." Panama has been named as the number one place for people to retire to by many different publications including international living. Each year the Central America continent attracts thousands of people from around the world who want to achieve a low cost of living with a better way of life. However, there are thousands more people who are interested in starting a new life in Panama but are put off due to the lack of information, and that is why Panama Relocation Tours have launched the free eight -part series (https://panamarelocationtours.com/retire-in-panama). Since being launched, the eight-part series has gained worldwide exposure for providing the important information people need to consider if moving to Panama is right for them. The company, which offers people the chance to experience the real Panama with their tours has helped hundreds of people explore the wonders of Panama and start a new life. To learn more about Panama Relocation Tours, please visit https://panamarelocationtours.com/ About Panama Relocation Tours Inc. The company's owner is Jackie Lange who has lived in 4 countries, moved 22 times and visited 26 countries. She has plenty of great experience in relocating to a foreign country. She and her husband discovered the hidden gem of Panama. Company name - Panama Relocation Tours, Inc. Media Contact - Jackie Lange info@PanamaRelocationTours.com 972-496-4500http://www.PanamaRelocationTours.com AMTekPro Introduces New Selfie Stick Extendable Monopod To Improvise Smartphone Photography 2017-02-06T09:47:20Z amtekpro-introduces-new-selfie-stick-extendable-monopod-to-improvise-smartphone-photography AMTekPro, a distributor of high-quality electronic and Smartphone products announced today the release of its new Selfie Stick Monopod poles for users of mobile phones and social media.  The extendable pole arm of AMTekPro Selfie Stick allows for ease of transportation while the stylish and colorful design of the monopod adds considerable value for users of the product. While AMTekPro Selfie Stick is designed to work with all mobile phones, it is best used with latest models such as iPhone and Android Phones. The specially designed phone holder is very strong and will never allow for a phone to fall off from the stick. The sturdy design and strong grip of AMTekPro Selfy Stick will enable users to take great pictures with their Smartphone and the built-in Wireless Bluetooth button allows for easy and quick remote shutter operation.  The telescopic extendable monopole is specially designed for Selfie Stick to be carried inside users’ carrying bags or pockets. With the popularity of selfies on the social media, AMTekPro’s extendable Selfie Sticks are expected to be popular items among social self-photographers.  The device works perfectly for taking pictures from oneself or others and for taking scenery shots. According to studies, the trend to use the Smartphone as a camera is not going away and it is here to stay.  More than ever Smartphone producing companies are now focusing on development of the cameras on their phones as an essential feature of their product.  These phones with front-facing cameras, with no doubts, will be used to produce more and more selfie images to be shared on the social media. The AMTekPro’s Examplary Selfi Stick complies with CE, FC, RoHS, and SGS and is immediately available to ship for distribution and to consumer marketplaces. About: AMTekPro AMTekPro is an Electronic brand retailed online partnered with Amazon.  Their main mission is to enhance lifestyle and productivity with their smart range of products.  It aims to bring high quality products.   Email: pr@amtekpro.com Phone Number: (631) 674-1772 Website:  http://www.amtekpro.com/ Address:  8605 Santa Monica Blvd #20373 Los Angeles CA 90069