The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-12-10T00:16:00Z Epson Launches Efficient In-Vehicle Interface Conversion IC System 2019-12-10T00:16:00Z epson-launches-efficient-in-vehicle-interface-conversion-ic-system Epson has developed a new interface conversion IC for in-vehicle systems that converts eDP (Embedded DisplayPort) video signals to OpenLDI (open LVDS display interface). Samples of the S2D13V70 interface converter are now available. Epson plans to produce 100,000 of these chips per month. Both eDP and OpenLDI are interface standards for transmitting video signals to displays, but eDP supports higher resolution video and faster speeds than the more widely used OpenLDI. With the electrification and automation of automobiles, manufacturers will increasingly require higher resolution displays in in-vehicle systems such as instrument clusters and central information displays. As this *1 that control in-vehicle displays. On the other hand, in-vehicle displays that support eDP input are not yet mainstream, and since displays are connected using an OpenLDI interface, eDP output signals from an ECU*1 have to be converted to OpenLDI in the development of in-vehicle systems. To address this issue in in-vehicle systems development, Epson developed the S2D13V70, an interface conversion IC that supports automotive standards. The new product satisfies the strict quality requirements of the automotive industry. It is compliant with AEC-Q100*2 and operates at temperatures up to 105℃. The conversion IC is also equipped with safety functions required for automotive systems. For example, a CRC function monitors whether video signals output from an ECU are being properly received, and the IC supports the design of dual-display instrument clusters, with a splitter function that splits and outputs video signals on two displays. Product features-       Automotive standards-compliant eDP to OpenLDI interface conversion IC-       Extensive safety functions (SPI connection, CRC, blank screen)-       Splitter function that enables video of the same resolution up to full-HD to be simultaneously output on two displays *1 Electronic control unit (ECU)Any of various units that use electronic circuity to control a system, usually in a vehicle. Numerous ECUs are found in vehicles, where they control systems such as engines, brakes, and car navigation systems.*2 AEC-Q100The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an industry group that creates standards for the reliability and qualification of automotive electronics. It was formed by the “Big Three” U.S. automobile manufacturers in partnership with major electronic component manufacturers. The AEC standard is a de facto global standard that has been widely adopted as a standard for automotive electronic components.Follow Epson on social media:Facebook: @EpsonAustraliaTwitter: @EpsonAustInstagram: @EpsonAust Brother Australia announces the launch of the 17th International Quilting Contest 2019-12-05T05:42:03Z brother-australia-announces-the-launch-of-the-17th-international-quilting-contest Sydney, Australia – 3rd July 2017 – Brother International Australia is proud to announce the launch of its 17th International Quilting Contest. This annual competition is a fantastic opportunity for Australian quilt-makers to be inspired and create a quilt surrounding the theme of “Eco” with the opportunity to be recognised at a national and international level.The search is on for the next quilting champion after Australian quilter, Jill Hessing, was selected as the local and international prize winner of the 16th International Quilting Contest for her quilt titled “Bitter Pill”. In addition, a total of six out of eighteen international prize wins were awarded to local Australian quilters in 2015, further cementing Australia’s ongoing success in the international contest.While past years have seen local winners awarded with sewing, embroidery and craft machines machines, this year Brother are offering an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to hop onboard a luxurious quilting cruise to Singapore with craft expert and Brother machine user, Michelle Marvig. Valued at over $7,020 AUD, the 16-night cruise on the renowned Ovation of the Seas will see the winner enjoy a luxurious cruise ship experience with sightseeing tours of Brisbane, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore all whilst learning quilting techniques from Australia’s finest craft experts. Departing from Sydney Harbour, the prize also includes a welcome drinks party followed by 26 quilting workshops led by highly regarded teachers, Michelle Marvig, Sue Daley, Karen Styles, Jane MacDonald and Wendy Williams. Read more about the cruise including dates and inclusions here.The Eco theme, which has been consistent year on year, is inspired by Brother Earth; Brother’s commitment to build a sustainable future and protect the environment at large. The contest is open to all quilt-makers in Asia Pacific with participants required to create a 70cm x 70cm original quilt using different methods of construction such as decoration or embroidery and showcase creative, original work.In addition, the top 10 quilts will join Asia Pacific entries in Tokyo and be part of the International Quilting Contest. A panel of Fashion College and Magazine Experts will judge all entries and award a collective prize pool in excess of $3,700 USD. Great exposure is also on offer as quilts may be used at Brother Events throughout 2017 and 2018 including the Brother booth at the famous Tokyo Quilt Show in 2018.“Brother’s International Quilting Contest is a great platform for Australian quilters to be inspired and recognised for their creation; the entries received are always phenomenal. Last year, 6 stunning quilts submitted by Australia for judging in Tokyo received prizes!  We hope that many other Australian quilt-makers get excited and participate in this year’s contest” stated Julia Springbett, Marketing Manager, Home Sewing Machines at Brother International Australia.This year, Brother hopes local chapters of quilting guilds get behind the contest and encourage their members to enter and showcase Australia’s formidable quilting talent on the international stage.About Brother International (Aust) Pty LtdWith over 100 years in operation, Brother International is globally recognised as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. A specialist in its product lines, Brother is always ‘At Your Side,’ with its customer first approach in all aspects of business. Brother combines this customer satisfaction and its strong commitment to environmental conservation to manufacture innovative, reliable and practical products in the printing, sewing, imaging and labelling markets.Brother International Australia was established in 1977 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. With a head office located in Sydney and State offices nationally throughout Australia, Brother has grown from humble beginnings to a diversified multinational corporation.About Brother EarthBrother has made a commitment to sustainability and making a positive difference to the environment. Brother Earth is a Brother initiative and aims to build a society that achieves sustainable development by taking responsibility and considering the environmental impact of all aspects of business operations. At Brother Earth, visitors can choose how funds are allocated and see how Brother is contributing to environmental sustainability on a global level. ‘Click for the Earth’ at www.BrotherEarth.com and Brother will contribute to an environmental conservation project on a consumer’s behalf. MICHAEL DIAMOND'S 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AUCTION AT LEONARD JOEL MELBOURNE 2019-12-04T04:49:51Z michael-diamond-s-1996-atlanta-olympic-gold-medal-auction-at-leonard-joel-melbourne Are you interested in buying Dual Olympic Gold Medal shooter Michael Diamond’s 1996 Atlanta Olympic Gold Medal ?   It will be auctioned at 2pm Thursday 5th December, at the prestigious 100 year old Leonard Joel auction house 333 Malvern Rd, South Yarra, Melbourne. The auction will be both in-room and streamed online, via  the Leonard Joel online bidding platform, around the world. All details at: www.leonardjoel.com.au   Michael is experiencing serious health difficulties and yesterday had a gall bladder operation. In addition his heart is only working at 25% capacity and he has been placed on the heart transplant waiting list.  Feel free to join me in South Yarra or for further details email me max@marksonsparks.com or call me on 0412501601   MICHAEL DIAMOND’s FIRST ATLANTA  1996 OLYMPIC GAMES GOLD MEDAL On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXVI OLYMPIAD ATLANTA 1996”.   On the reverse, the official emblem of the 1996 Games and the ‘Quilt of Leaves’ design. For each sport the medals awarded to the athletes were minted with the addition of the relevant sport pictogram positioned in the centre of the ‘Quilt of Leaves’.   Designed by Giuseppe CASSIOLI; Malcolm GREAR Designers Composed of Gilt silver Measuring 70mm in diameter Mint: Reed and Barton   Notes Michael Diamond was the first Australian to win an Olympic shooting event since 1900, with this his first Olympic Gold Medal for Trap shooting in Atlanta's 1996 Games (149 out of 150 targets). He followed that with a win in the following Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 (147 out of 150 targets). He is only the second trap shooter to have won back-to-back Olympic Gold Medals. The World Championship in both the trap and double trap in 2000 were also held by Michael and his final world record in trap was held between 2007 and 2008 where he won the trap event at the 2007 World Shotgun Championships. In his sixth Olympic Games in London in 2012, he led the field at the end of the qualification period, with an Olympic record of 125/125, but fourth overall was his final position in London, a position he also achieved in 2008. Michael also won Commonwealth gold medals, setting him apart from his Australian piers within the sport. The opportunity to acquire an Olympic Games Gold Medal is rare indeed and this, Michael’s treasured first Olympic Games Gold Medal, represents the last chance to acquire the ultimate sporting collectable representative of this historic period in Australian trap shooting.   In 2017 Michael sold by public auction his Sydney Olympic Games Gold Medal for $72,000 (AUD) plus Buyer’s Premium.    Estimate $50,000-70,000     Putting innovation back in the boating and fishing world! 2019-12-04T01:13:43Z putting-innovation-back-in-the-boating-and-fishing-world December 4, 2019 Boatigo E:joel.keane@boatigo.com P: 0409 598 563   PRESS RELEASE For immediate release     Putting innovation back in the boating and fishing world! Boatigo is a new and improved solution to help recreational boating or fishing boats fill seats!   Tech company, Boatigo has developed a marketplace to bring boat owners and users together to limit the wasted seats on recreational boats.   The platform is designed to help boat owners list their spare seats and for the general public to book the additional seats on these boats.   Currently, the boating and fishing communities use Facebook Groups, forums and chat rooms to organise recreational trips. As it is an old and clunky way of operation, it can lead to an awkward exchange of money on the day.   Boatigo will provide the community environment with a convenient, secure and more sustainable way of booking these boat spots.   "Boating is expensive, and every day there are a large number of recreational vessels out on the water with spare seats being underutilised. Boatigo is bridging the gap between recreational boat owners and users, bringing them together in a secure community built on trust. This allows boat users wanting to get out on the water the ability to find vessels with spare seats and contribute to the boat owners running costs for that trip. No more messing about in forums, groups or chat rooms. No more awkward handling of cash contributions on the day," said CEO of Boatigo Joel Keane.   The process means Captains can list any spare seats they have on their vessel when they are going out for recreational boating or fishing, and they can do this for free on the Boatigo site. Crew and even tourists travelling to the area can book a seat and pay securely on the platform.   "Boatigo is going to revolutionise the recreational boating and fishing communities by making boating more sustainable and accessible.  It will allow Captains to receive contributions towards their running costs on recreational trips, everyone can get out and enjoy the water more often for less. We even have secure in-built messaging for communications. Once the trip is complete, we simply pass the contribution onto the Captain, and both parties leave a review for each other at the end. We are like the Airbnb or Uber for those who are keen to go fishing or boating during any month of the year – with the exception that Captain’s trips are run for contributions towards running costs not for commercial profit," added Joel.   "As a boat owner, I am thrilled to have this platform come to surface. It will help with the running cost of my boat and people will be given the opportunity to enjoy the warm weather out the water! It is even a great activity for tourists in the area," said boat owner Brett Atkins.   Boatigo is set to go live at the end of December. To find out more about this platform, please click here and join the waiting list.   -END-   For more information, please contact: Joel Keane | CEO of Boatigo E: joel.keane@boatigo.com P: 0409 598 563       About Boatigo Boatigo.  "Boat" + "Contigo" (Spanish for "with you) Boating and fishing should be all about a sense of community. Sharing knowledge and experience and creating memories. All of our boats are operated by individuals willing to let boating and fishing enthusiasts and tourists join them on their recreational trips.   By utilising all available seats on boats, Boatigo and its community members are contributing to making boating and fishing more sustainable for the future.   You're a Boatigo Captain? Boatigo offers you a great way to earn contributions towards the running costs of your next trip. This can allow you to offset your costs and get out on the water more often for less.   It can also be a great way for you to meet new people that have a common passion for boating and fishing!   You're Boatigo Crew? If you are wanting to get out on the water to boat or fish, Boatigo allows you to search for boats in your area and book seats.   Perhaps you are on holidays without your boat? No problem! Search your holiday location and find boats going out on the water on days that suit you.     Rodeo 4 Life Arena Spectacular Thrills for Charity with Troy Wilkinson Named 2019 Rodeo 4 Life Champion in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride 2019-12-04T00:07:31Z rodeo-4-life-arena-spectacular-thrills-for-charity-with-troy-wilkinson-named-2019-rodeo-4-life-champion-in-australias-richest-bull-ride MEDIA RELEASE: 4 DECEMBER 2019 Rodeo 4 Life Arena Spectacular Thrills for Charity with Troy Wilkinson Named 2019 Rodeo 4 Life Champion in Australia’s Richest Bull RideWhen Rodeo 4 Life the arena spectacular exploded at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on Saturday night, this ground-breaking first in extreme entertainment that combined Australia’s richest bull ride rodeo with a full length country music concert did not fail to impress. A packed house of country music fans, rodeo and extreme sports enthusiasts were thrilled when Rodeo 4 Life’s Grand Entry opened to Queens’ We Are The Champions with a star-studded line-up of 25 elite Australian bull riding champions, Rodeo Queen of Australia, Bonnie McLean, country singer Victoria McGee and host John Jarratt, amid a spectacular light show that set the tone of what was to come.Every bull riding champion lives for this extreme sport, its high energy and unpredictability with success dependent on the bull they draw and what happens on the night, Rodeo 4 Life was no exception with the energy fast and furious.Round 1 of the bull riding competition had the audience on the edge of their seats when the thrill-seeking cowboys burst from the chutes drawing on their experience and sharpened skills to stay mounted on John “Happy” Gill and Sons and Matt Besant’s mightiest bulls as they exploded from the chutes to a roaring crowd with Australia’s legends of rodeo, Glen Morgan and Tyler Pendagast calling the shots. Rodeo Clown Big Al Wilson kept the mood upbeat and the audience laughing while Rodeo Protection clowns Gene McDonald and Rodney-Ray (Rude) Mancell risked life and limb to protect the fallen cowboys from possible disaster.When it came to the concert; the power and spectacle didn’t let up when Travis Collins and his band rocked the crowd performing some of his greatest hits for over an hour while the audience cheered and lit up WIN Entertainment Centre with phone torches to much loved music and songs. Then came Round 2 of the rodeo and the competition for the grand prize was fierce as the bull riders challenged themselves against the bulls in the ride of their lives to help save the lives of others in need of organ transplants.With scores close, Troy Wilkinson, 29, from Upper Horton and Marrickville who is ranked 114th in the world, won the inaugural 2019 Rodeo 4 Life Championship title with a combined total score of 169 riding Vertical Exit and Earthbound adding to his string of credits including the highest individual bull riding score in Australia with a record of 93 and the titles of 2015 APRA Bull Riding Champion, 2017 PBR Australia Champion and 2017 PBR World Finals Qualifier.Commenting on his win, Wilkinson said, “The riders always give it their best. We go into every rodeo competing not with each other, but competing with the bulls hoping that all elements come together to achieve the highest score.” “With Rodeo 4 Life, I got lucky. This event has taken rodeo bull riding to an incredible new level,” said Wilkinson. “Holding Australia’s richest bull ride rodeo in an indoor arena, located right on the beach, and combining it with a light show and a full-length concert starring one of Australia’s best country music singers, Travis Collins made it an exhilarating experience for riders and the audience. “The house was pumped, the atmosphere incredible, and because it was for charity, it was even more special,” he said. Cowboy Toby Collins, 27, from Maldon VIC was the only other rider to successfully score in both rounds and earned a combined score of 160 riding White Ice and Vertical Exit and walked away with $7,500 while Cliff Richardson, 28, from Gresford NSW, earned the highest individual ride score of 92 on superstar bull High Flying Akubra.The evening of extreme sport was not without its thrills and spills when Jono Couling, 26, from Singleton, was thrown in Round Two having a dramatic run in with B.F.G. which left audiences shocked. Couling said, “It’s a dangerous sport and that sort of thing is part and parcel of being a bull rider. It happens from time to time. I don’t feel too bad, there’s nothing majorly wrong with me just a cracked shoulder blade and some scrapes. I’ve had worse injuries and I’m looking forward to my next rodeo at Christmas.”Producer Doug Vickers OAM was delighted with the outcomes saying, “Rodeo 4 Life had 4 primary objectives; to raise wide-spread awareness of the life-saving work of the RPA Transplant Institute and funds to support their vital research; to increase awareness of the importance of organ donation; and, to create an arena spectacular that would thrill and entertain our audience.” “Through combining a full-length country music concert with the extreme sport of rodeo bull riding, Rodeo 4 Life achieved all of this and so much more,” he said. “Travis Collins gave an incredible performance and every one of our bull riding champions rode their hearts out to give the audience a show they’ll never forget while helping give others a chance at life,” said Mr Vickers. “Congratulations to all, especially Troy Wilkinson who took out the grand prize and the 2019 Rodeo 4 Life title. Together we achieved what we set out to do including generating widespread awareness of organ transplantation and more than $100,000 for the RPA Transplant Institute as a result of Rodeo 4 Life. With exciting plans are now underway to make next year’s Rodeo 4 Life bigger and better, in 2020 we’ll give the audience an even more spectacular show,” Mr Vickers said. Thanks to the funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life, the RPATI will be able to continue with the development of a world first organ perfusion system that will be able to extend organ viability from the current length of just a few hours to become viable for several days. This will allow more organs to be made available for transplant and a greater number of Australian lives to be saved.-ENDS- RODEO 4 LIFE LINKSRodeo 4 Life Website: https://rodeo4life.com.au/Rodeo 4 Life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodeo4lifeau/Organ Donor Register: https://donatelife.gov.au/ RODEO 4 LIFE MEDIA CENTRE – DOWNLOADSPhotographs of Rodeo 4 Life the arena spectacular can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/RFL-Media or rodeo4life.com.au/media - PHOTO CREDIT: FRENCH’S PHOTOGRAPHY RODEO BULL RIDING RESULTSCOverall WinnerTroy Wilkinson: - Riding Vertical Exit & Earthbound- Score 169- Prize: $9,500 (total: Round 1 + $2k) Round One1. Troy Wilkinson on Vertical Exit scored 89 - Prize $7,5002. Toby Collins on White Ice scored 78 - Prize $4,5003. Jack McArthur on Reverend Black scored 73 - Prize $3,000 Round Two1. Cliff Richardson on High Flying Akubra scored 92 - Prize $6,0002. Bryden Atkins on Turbulence scored 89 - Prize $4,5003. Toby Collins on Vertical Exit scored 82 - Prize $3,0004. Ty Thompson on Bloodline scored 81 - Prize $1,5005. Troy Wilkinson on Earthbound scored 80 WildJar Releases Microsoft Search Advertising (formerly Bing Ads) Integration to Enhance Call Attribution 2019-12-03T08:55:47Z wildjar-releases-microsoft-search-advertising-formerly-bing-ads-integration-to-enhance-call-attribution-1 SYDNEY, AU – WildJar, a leading global communications software as a service platform, announces that it has released an advanced integration with Microsoft Search Advertising which allows marketers to capture rich call attribution data from Microsoft Ads and use it to provide further insights into consumer purchasing behaviour.   WildJar now has the ability to send web and conversion data from phone calls directly into Microsoft Ads. This integration enhances campaign performance by automatically connecting conversions back to the specific search keywords, ads or campaigns that customers interacted with during their search, allowing for a detailed picture of a customer’s purchasing behaviour.  “We are growth focused and always striving to deliver cutting edge voice and SMS solutions for our clients,” states James O’Neill, Co-Founder and CEO of WildJar. “Our new Microsoft Search Advertising integration is yet another example where we have listened to our clients’ requests and reinforces WildJar as one of the fastest growing global call intelligence platforms. It has been fantastic working with the Microsoft team and I am happy to say the integration is now live and available.” Microsoft Search Advertising market share continues to grow globally, with over one third PC search market share in the US, 23% in the United Kingdom, 16% in France and nearly 16% in Australia. Microsoft's careful selection of key partnerships such as The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, CBS Interactive and many more, helps marketers increase their digital footprint whilst bringing high-quality traffic and increased clicks to their marketing strategy. “We are delighted to see that WildJar have completed an integration to our API. For Microsoft Advertising customers that rely on calls from a performance standpoint, this will enhance their ability to measure performance on our platform, and we are excited to see the positive impact that will result from this integration” said Paul Korber, Director of Partner Development AUNZ, Microsoft Advertising. To learn more about the WildJar integration with Microsoft Search Advertising, visit WildJar.com or call 1300 317 533 About WildJar   WildJar helps businesses become wildly successful by providing cutting edge voice and SMS solutions. Founded in 2016, WildJar has helped more than 4,000 companies worldwide drive revenue and connect their customer’s journey online to their purchasing behaviour offline. Finally, businesses and marketers have complete attribution and analytics to measure call outcomes and ROI. With WildJar’s Voice Platform, businesses get granular campaign attribution to understand why customers are calling, real-time intelligence about who’s calling and analyse what’s being said during conversations to improve outcomes. Eyeota Introduces Gaming Audiences Through New Partnership with Ziff Davis 2019-11-27T22:16:37Z eyeota-introduces-gaming-audiences-through-new-partnership-with-ziff-davis  Eyeota, the leading audience technology platform enabling the intelligent use of data, today announced a new partnership with global digital media company Ziff Davis, a division of J2 Global.   Through this partnership, marketers and agencies can use the Eyeota Audience Marketplace to access audiences derived from Ziff Davis’ 125 owned and operated digital properties and partner sites, including IGN,Mashable, PCMag, Ookla Speedtest, Geek.com and AskMen, with 5,000 annual product reviews and over 200 million unduplicated monthly visitors.   “By partnering with Eyeota, we are able to leverage the valuable insights we have on these audiences. This partnership will introduce a variety of audience segments in high demand verticals, such as gaming, entertainment, technology, B2B and consumer electronics,” said James Whitehead, General Manager at Ziff Davis.   Ziff Davis has a multitude of gaming audiences available in the Eyeota Audience Marketplace sourced entirely from owned and operated web and mobile properties that are constantly refreshed and curated. These include wide-reaching, scalable audiences such as those interested in general gaming and online entertainment and tech, to more niche, high quality segments such as Fortnite fans or Windows 10 users.   Asia Pacific accounts for nearly half (47.4%) of digital games revenue worldwide, with US$1.9B coming from Australia (source: eMarketer). Data across the Eyeota platform shows a growing trend of gaming advertisers in Oceania steering their audience targeting strategies towards site visitors who intend to shop for consumer electronics, PlayStation consoles and parents with older children.   Jimmy Aoun, Business Development Director at Eyeota, said “The collaboration between Eyeota and Ziff Davis will deliver new and vibrant audience segments that help brands reach highly engaged avid gamers. Advertisers will now be able to influence their customers’ purchase intent through Ziff Davis’ segments, elevating their audience targeting strategies to a whole new level.” Full Car Detailing Services Available in New South Wales 2019-11-20T06:26:10Z full-car-detailing-services-available-in-new-south-wales Mount Austin, Wagga Wagga: OurMobileCarDetailer just opened its new body shop in Mount Austin, Wagga Wagga that offers a full array of detailing services for all types of vehicles. The company is offering the residents of Wagga Wagga the convenience of having their cars detailed with minimum hassle and maximum outcome. Their services can be succinctly summarised by their slogan, “Get a showroom shine, every time.” You can have your car thoroughly washed and waxed and enjoy the new car feel any time. OurMobileCarDetailer has been operating in different parts of Australia for a long time and has recently opened up its operations in Wagga Wagga to offer the people a truly comfortable ride! Mia Baldwin, a happy customer, expressed her joy after using their services: ‘I was fed up paying money to car detailing companies with poor services until my brother suggested “Our Mobile Car Detailer”. I was extremely happy to find out that not only was the staff skillful, they were also very courteous. They have the most reliable services in Wagga that I have ever seen. They really do what they say!’ Mobile car detailing of this quality is still new to South Wales. OurMobileCarDetailer is providing full-fledged services that promise the new car feel and smell every time. Described as a one-stop-shop for all car detailing services, the company is providing all its customers high quality tyre dressing, shiny exteriors, full engine cleaning and car seat vacuuming as part of the whole detailing package. The services that customers can take advantage of, are: ●        Cleaning of exterior plastics and glossing rubbers ●        Cleaning of interior door panels ●        Detailing and rejuvenating the dashboard and console ●        Treating tyres and overall mud flaps ●        Cleaning wheels ●        Providing chrome polish ●        Full exterior car polish done by hand or machine ●        Drying chamois ●        Hand washing and chamois dry ●        High-pressure water spray ●        Full cleaning of windows ●        Vacuuming the boot ●        Cleaning ashtrays ●        Deodorizing the interior ●        Treating door rubbers ●        Cleaning door jambs ●        Detailing car mats ●        Cleaning overall carpets and seats ●        Full vacuuming and shampoo OurMobileCarDetailer takes pride in its highly skilled team, knowledge gleaned from years of experience, the detailing process as well as their attention to detail.   This is what you can expect when you go in for a full experience: • STEP 1 First of all, the interior is completely detailed. The team takes out all the mats and the rubbish that has accumulated over time. Then plastic sheets are laid down on the dashboard to protect it while the upholstery and the interior surface is sprayed, washed, and deep cleaned. • STEP 2 Once the interior is taken care of, the expert professionals turn their attention to the exterior. First, the exterior is power washed with hoses and painted according to the customers’ preference. Once it is done, the entire exterior is polished to give the car a gleaming and smooth look. The last step is the waxing that is an additional protection for the exterior of the car. • STEP 3 The third step is the dressing of the tyres. All the tyres are given a rough cleaning and then sprayed by non-toxic chemicals to take all the dirt off. The tyres are then individually power washed and cleaned all over. • STEP 4 The last step is the cleaning of the engine. Our experts are highly skilled at this part and make sure that your engine is protected throughout the process. First any debris trapped in the grill, the hood, or the vent openings is removed by hand. Then all the sensors, exposed wiring, and openings are carefully covered. Then the engine is thoroughly cleaned. Once the cleaning is done, the engine is wiped down exhaustively with clean towels. Finally a coat of non-toxic engine cleaner is sprayed and buffed to give your engine the showroom shine. OurMobileCarDetailer not only offer detailing services but also provide full headlight restoration as well. They refinish the old lenses in a car to make them look brand new. Lindsey Hyde has used their detailing services many times and she has been very satisfied with the result: ‘I asked them for full car detailing. They did an absolutely great job. I am really impressed by their quality services. My car looked just as good as the time I bought it.’ For further information about Car Wash Wagga Wagga, contact: Address: 8 Beltana Ave Mount Austin, Wagga Wagga 2650 Phone: 0411620771 Email: Darrylblack89@gmail.com About OurMobileCarDetailer OurMobileCarDetailer is a premium car detailer company offering the best car detailing services in Mount Austin. They started with humble beginnings and have since dominated the car detailing industry. They have qualified and trained professionals who work with the latest equipment to provide quality services. OurMobileCarDetailer prioritizes their customer’s satisfaction above all else and pay full attention to any feedback which is given. The company is known for giving scalable and astounding results at the most affordable rates. Restore your car to its showroom look now!  New Online Tree And Plant Resource Released 2019-11-20T04:07:23Z new-online-tree-and-plant-resource-released A new tree and plant finder resource has been developed by Dapple Landscape Design and is now accessible on the company's website. The new online tool has been designed to provide the public access to accurate and reliable horticultural information on all plants and trees. The plant finder tool can be used to identify trees, shrubs, grasses, plants, orchids, groundcovers, ferns, cycads, bulbs, climbers, succulents, hedges, bamboos, palms, conifers and fruit trees for every climate zone in Australia. By utilising the growing zone map from the Australian National Botanic Gardens users can identify which plants will grow in their region. The tool allows users to search for plants by characteristics, including: sun requirements, frost tolerance, flower colour, foliage colour, flowering period and origin. The online resource is available at http://www.dapplelandscapedesign.com.au/Find-Plants/ and is constantly being updated. Who is Dapple Landscape Design? Dapple Landscape Design is one of the leading landscape design firms in New South Wales. With years of experience providing class leading garden designs for commercial and residential properties throughout Sydney, Dapple Landscape Design has become one of the most sought after firms in the industry. Dapple Landscape Design Address: Ellison Rd, Springwood NSW 2777 Phone: 0406 825 430 Website: https://www.dapplelandscapedesign.com.au/ ESL ONE TO DEBUT DOTA 2 MAJOR IN LOS ANGELES IN 2020 2019-11-19T22:52:13Z esl-one-to-debut-dota-2-major-in-los-angeles-in-2020 LOS ANGELES -- November 19, 2019 -- ESL, the world’s largest esports company, today announced it will bring ESL One powered by Intel® to Los Angeles on March 20 through 22, 2020, at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles. This marks the first time that ESL will host a Dota 2 tournament on the West Coast. ESL One Los Angeles will also be the first Dota 2 Major in the United States since 2016. Teams compete over their share of US $1,000,000. “Los Angeles is known for world class entertainment and that is exactly what we aim to deliver with the L.A. Major,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “We are finally bringing our ESL Dota 2 flagship competition to the US West Coast for the first time and we are proud to deliver world-class Dota 2 action to the local community. With ESL One Los Angeles, we will put a stake in the ground to engage the US-based Dota 2 community and introduce one of our most iconic tournaments to a new location: the Shrine Auditorium conveying an absolute unique feel.”   ESL One Los Angeles 2020 will feature 16 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams competing for their share of the US$1,000,000 prize pool and the ESL One trophy. To qualify for the group stages at ESL One Los Angeles, teams will battle their way through three phases of online qualifiers, which are set to take place February 9-14. From March 14 through 19, teams will then battle for their chance to compete on the main stage at the Shrine Auditorium in front of thousands of eager Dota 2 fans on March 20 - 22.   The ESL One Los Angeles holds 15,000 DPC points for the teams, leading their way to The International. The play-offs concluding on March 22 follow the TI’s schedule format. Being the third out of five Majors within the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, ESL One L.A. stirs up the tension for The International significantly.   In addition to the competition, fans will have the opportunity to experience a variety of great side activities, including signing sessions with the teams and talents, a Dota artist area, and more. Tickets for ESL One Los Angeles 2020 will go on sale on Nov 21st 11am PST ranging in price between US $54 and US $225. To stay up to date on the latest ESL One Los Angeles news, follow ESL One Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook and visit the official website.   ###   About ESL ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size events, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. about.eslgaming.com. NSW and ACT Guiding Community merges with NT to create A Place To Grow Together 2019-11-18T03:48:23Z nsw-and-act-guiding-community-merges-with-nt-to-create-a-place-to-grow-together The NSW & ACT Girl Guides community will merge with Girl Guides NT to form Girl Guides NSW, ACT and NT from January 2020 creating a 7,800 strong member organisation. The merger offers a chance to expand learnings and foster collaboration between the state and territories. Girl Guides in NT will have access to greater resources and opportunities through this partnership, with all the administrative and operational benefits of a larger Association. More opportunities will be available to assist with the geographical challenges faced in the NT. The partnership will also allow Guides in the NT to participate in creative initiatives run by Girl Guides NSW & ACT such as GirlMade which supports girls to express themselves creatively. The NT community hope to share their unique experiences and perspectives with the NSW & ACT members, to further support the growth and empowerment of the next generation of Australian women. Letitia Baldwin, NT Regional Manager, Girl Guides NT, is looking forward to this new step in NT Guiding history, believing it will bring great benefit to the girls and Leaders. “I have a brilliant team of Leaders and we will work well with the NSW and ACT teams. It is important to have fresh ideas and the chance to network, especially for our adult members so they can share that with the girls. I want to make this community as big and beautiful as it can be. “I think the opportunities are going to be endless; NSW & ACT have an exciting range of things for girls to do and now we will be able to leverage this and get the girls involved in so many more activities. “It is great to know we’re not alone; we are a part of a large network. I am looking forward to NT standing proud and showing off what we can do,” said Ms Baldwin. Eboney Prentice, Leader Darwin District, Girl Guides NT, has been a member of the Guiding community for 30 years; having had many unique experiences with Guiding including travelling the world, she is now sharing the Guiding experience with her daughter. “Guiding focuses on the community, it encourages girls to think about more than just themselves, to learn from others and give back to the world around them. The joining of our communities will support this Guiding mission and enhance the girls experience,” said Ms Prentice. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner, Girl Guides NSW & ACT, travelled to NT earlier this year and met the Guiding community; she is thrilled to be partnering with them. “I am looking forward to working closely with Letitia and her team who have such a deep passion for Guiding. The girls as always are at the centre of what we do and we know this partnership will enhance their Guiding experience with increased support,” said Mrs Neill. -ENDS- Notes to editor: Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT are devoted to the growth and development of girls. They provide a place where girls can learn, build their skills and connect with like-minded peers. The benefits also extend to the Leaders and volunteers who play a vital role in supporting the girls. Guides work to serve their community and help those in need offering help where they can. They participate in many local activities and initiatives aimed at giving back to the community. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT offers girls A Place To Grow. 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Gartner Forecasts More Than 740,000 Autonomous-Ready Vehicles to Be Added to Global Market by 2023 2019-11-15T00:23:36Z gartner-forecasts-more-than-740-000-autonomous-ready-vehicles-to-be-added-to-global-market-by-2023 15 November 2019 — By 2023, worldwide net additions of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision will reach 745,705 units, up from 137,129 units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2019, net additions will be 332,932 units. This growth will predominantly come from North America, Greater China and Western Europe, as countries in these regions become the first to introduce regulations around autonomous driving technology. Net additions represent the annual increase in the number of vehicles equipped with hardware for autonomous driving. They do not represent sales of physical units, but rather demonstrate the net change in vehicles that are autonomous-ready. “There are no advanced autonomous vehicles outside of the research and development stage operating on the world’s roads now,” said Jonathan Davenport, principal research analyst at Gartner. “There are currently vehicles with limited autonomous capabilities, yet they still rely on the supervision of a human driver. However, many of these vehicles have hardware, including cameras, radar, and in some cases, lidar sensors, that could support full autonomy. With an over-the-air software update, these vehicles could begin to operate at higher levels of autonomy, which is why we classify them as ‘autonomous-ready.’” While the growth forecast for autonomous-driving-capable vehicles is fast, net additions of autonomous commercial vehicles remain low in absolute terms when compared with equivalent consumer autonomous vehicle sales. The number of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision in the consumer segment are expected to reach 325,682 in 2020, while the commercial segment will see just 10,590 (see Table 1).   Table 1: Autonomous-Ready Vehicles Net Additions, 2018-2023   Use Case   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022   2023 Commercial 2,407 7,250 10,590 16,958 26,099 37,361 Consumer 134,722 325,682 380,072 491,664 612,486 708,344 Total 137,129 332,932 390,662 508,622 638,585 745,705 Source: Gartner (November 2019) Lack of Regulation Inhibiting Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Today, there are no countries with active regulations that allow production-ready autonomous vehicles to operate legally, which is a major roadblock to their development and use. “Companies won’t deploy autonomous vehicles until it is clear they can operate legally without human supervision, as the automakers are liable for the vehicle’s actions during autonomous operation,” said Mr. Davenport. “As we see more standardised regulations around the use of autonomous vehicles, production and deployment will rapidly increase, although it may be a number of years before that occurs.”   Sensor Hardware Costs a Limiting Factor By 2026, the cost of the sensors that are needed to deliver autonomous driving functionality will be approximately 25% lower than they will be in 2020. Even with such a decline, these sensor arrays will still have prohibitively high costs. This means that through the next decade, advanced autonomous functionality will be available only on premium vehicles and vehicles sold to mobility service fleets.   “Research and development robo-taxis with advanced self-driving capabilities cost as much as $300,000 to $400,000 each,” said Mr. Davenport. “Sophisticated lidar devices, which are a type of sensor needed for these advanced autonomous vehicles, can cost upward of $75,000 per unit, which is more than double the price of your average consumer automobile. This puts higher-level autonomous vehicle technology out of reach for the mainstream market, at least for now.”   Public Perceptions of Safety Will Determine Growth Vehicle-human handover safety concerns are a substantial impediment to the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. Currently, autonomous vehicle perception algorithms are still slightly less capable than human drivers.   “A massive amount of investment has been made into the development of autonomous vehicle perception systems, with more than 50 companies racing to develop a system that is considered safe enough for commercial use,” said Mr. Davenport. Gartner predicts that it will take until 2025 before these systems demonstrate capabilities that are an order of magnitude better than human drivers.   To accelerate this innovation, technology companies are using simulation software powered by artificial intelligence to understand how vehicles would handle different situations. This enables companies to generate thousands of miles of vehicle test data in hours, which would take weeks to obtain through physical test driving. “One of the biggest challenges ahead for the industry will be to determine when autonomous vehicles are safe enough for road use,” said Michael Ramsey, senior director analyst at Gartner. “It’s difficult to create safety tests that capture the responses of vehicles in an exhaustive range of circumstances. It won’t be enough for an autonomous vehicle to be just slightly better at driving than a human. From a psychological perspective, these vehicles will need to have substantially fewer accidents in order to be trusted.” Gartner clients can read more in "Forecast Analysis: Autonomous Vehicle Net Additions, Internet of Things, Worldwide.”   *For Editors Gartner defines a vehicle with autonomous driving functionality as a vehicle able to offer automation of SAE Levels 3 and above. Gartner’s forecast covers autonomous vehicles that are fitted with hardware (in-vehicle technologies and sensors, such as lidar, radars and cameras) capable of driving without human supervision (SAE Levels 3, 4 and 5). About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow.   Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We’re trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket announces Grand Re-Opening with Exclusive Offers after $4.6 Million Make-Over 2019-11-14T02:37:19Z holiday-inn-resort-phuket-announces-grand-re-opening-with-exclusive-offers-after-4-6-million-make-over Sydney, Australia, 14th November, 2019 - The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket today announced its grand re-opening after undergoing a USD$4.6 million renovation process in the last 7 months. An oasis of tranquility in bustling Patong, the refurbished resort successfully combines the established reputation of Thai hospitality with a calm, relaxed and luxurious ambience.   Having undergone a transformative make-over in its Busakorn Wing, the resort strives to provide guests with unrivalled high-end service, personal welcome facilities, premium-use swimming pools and a host of indulgent packages.   “Offering a fabulous resort within a resort experience, we are thrilled to unveil the newly renovated Busakorn Wing where tropical sophistication meets traditional Thai luxury. Offering a fresh guest experience for our new and returning guests, the beautifully appointed Studio Rooms and Villas meld heritage-inspired décor but with Modern Thai elegance,” said Bart Callens, General Manager of the Resort.    As Patong’s first international hotel, Holiday Inn Phuket Resort has been serving guests for over 30 years becoming one of the most well-known hotels in the region. Located centrally in Patong with direct access to prime dining, entertainment and shopping locations, the hotel is sheltered from the crowds and provides a restful ambience. As part of its re-launch, a total of 104 studio rooms, including 17 new poolside rooms, have been renovated. The new refurbishments also offer an adult-only villa area with pool access and pool view rooms, new facilities and exclusive indulgence packages. “The interior design draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of Thailand’s cotton traditional weaving styles and careful attention has been paid to the finishing touches to create a truly distinctive holiday experience for our guests. Rooms overlook tropical swimming pools framed by landscaped gardens to create a peaceful oasis right in the heart of Patong. The Busakorn Wing has its own entrance and reception, and two additional swimming pools for the exclusive use of Busakorn guests,” Callens added. Living up to Thailand's reputation as the Land of Smiles, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket aims to leave its guests with lasting smiles for the duration of their stay. The friendly and courteous staff is a reflection of the warm Thai hospitality and aligns with the highly-esteemed global reputation of The Holiday Inn Resorts as an attentive and customer-centric brand.     Guests can find a special re-opening offer here: https://phuket.holidayinnresorts.com/special-offers/busakorn-studio-re-opening-offer   About Holiday Inn Resort® Phuket Located in the heart of Patong, Phuket’s most famous beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an oasis within walking distance to key shopping such as Jungceylon Shopping Centre, vibrant restaurants and bars and the upbeat Soi Bangla nightlife. Just steps away from the beach, this beautiful tropical Resort features contemporary-styled rooms with four beautiful pools in a lush garden setting.  Holiday Inn Resort Phuket has since built a solid reputation for personalised and genuine Thai hospitality, delivering an exceptional resort experience to ensure a memorable and fun stay for guests of all ages, many of which have been loyal returning guests since its opening. About Holiday Inn® Started over 60 years ago and with nearly 1,200 hotels worldwide today, the Holiday Inn® brand is the most widely recognised lodging brand in the world. During that time, it was the first hotel brand to launch a computerised reservation system in 1965, one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984 and the first to take an online booking in 1995.   The ‘Kids Eat & Stay Free’ programme available at every Holiday Inn® property, and KidSuites® rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort® hotel, demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn® brand to serving family travellers, along with a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can sit back and relax. One Aussie couple share their inspirational tale of how to do a sabbatical just right 2019-11-12T12:40:07Z one-aussie-couples-share-their-inspirational-tale-of-how-to-do-a-sabbatical-just-right Taking sabbatical leave is something many people dream of, but making it a reality can often feel a lot more complicated. However, one Aussie couple have found a new solution which is perfect for budget-conscious travellers, giving them the chance to travel the world and save money in the process.  Now, they’re ready to share their own travel success story with a wider audience – helping to inspire anyone approaching burnout to take a break, reset and refresh!  Stepping away from life as we know it comes with many great benefits, as two London-based Australians, Sarah Blinco and Cooper Dawson, know all too well. Battling anxiety and stress caused by their 21st-century lifestyles, the pair quit their jobs to travel and pet-sit.  Today’s estimates suggest that modern 30-somethings won’t retire until they reach their 70s, which seems a long time to live with discontent and a couple of short breaks per year. This is what prompted the pair, both in their 40s, to make a leap of faith. Determined to show others what’s possible, they sold everything and have now been on the road for more than six months.  “There’s lots of misconceptions about travel for extended periods of time,” says Sarah. “We wanted to show that it’s possible to take a career break at any age. I turned 40 and applied for sabbatical leave from my busy communications job in London. My job is held for me for a year, and I have the chance to reset, re-frame and do something amazing with my time. Cooper has done the same thing, taking time away from his teaching career.” The couple are eager to stress that any obstacles can be got around with some ingenuity and imagination. “We always wanted to travel beyond a week here or there, but we were stopped by the usual fears,” says Sarah. “What if the work world changed while we’re gone? Now we’re making it happen – and we’ve never been happier.”  Their plan has so far seen them embrace travel as an opportunity for growth, applying to house sits and quickly accumulating a long list of bookings. They’ve since taken care of more than 20 dogs, two horses and a cat – all while saving thousands per month in accommodation costs.  Some of the major benefits of taking a sabbatical include improved confidence, and the space to explore new ways of working, too. While travelling, Sarah and Cooper are experimenting with online businesses and freelancing. CN Traveller reported in early-2019 that by 2020, more than 50% of the UK and USA’s workforce would be freelance. It may sound like a staggering figure, but this represents larger societal changes which are prompting more and more people to adopt a new approach to both life and work.  Sarah and Cooper are happy to discuss how they planned their sabbatical, travel and house-sitting. They have plenty of advice to share and are available for interviews or to be used in case studies.  To find out more about their unique journey, head to their online home at travellivelearn.com or find them on YouTube at youtube.com/travellivelearn. Life Legacy Love Book 2019-11-03T22:10:51Z life-legacy-love-book When Tania Howard began working in the funeral industry in her 20s, her healthy and vibrant mother suggested now was a good time for them to have a talk about life and death. There were many things her mum wanted to share about her life and arrangements for when one day in that very distant future that time came in her life. This conversation was the inspiration for a new book Tania has published to help other families prepare to meet their loved one’s final wishes. As they explored her life and legacy, gathering photos, sharing stories, experiences, wishes and ensuring all documents where in order and easy to find. Together they realised the power of having all this information in one place, removing any additional burdens when the time came. Little did Tania and her brother realise her end would be sooner rather than later, when just weeks after her 50th birthday, their healthy vibrant mum suddenly died. “It was out of the blue. One day I was talking to her and then the next she was gone. It was the worst feeling being told there was nothing that could be done, and we made the decision to turn off the machines,” Tania said. “But despite how horrible we felt, because mum and I had spent time talking about her wishes, I knew exactly what to do. I knew how to access her money to fund the beautiful memorial for her, what she wanted to be buried in, what stories to share at her funeral and little bits about her life that I would never had known about if we had not have those conversations.” Realising how hard it is for people to discuss death and the passing of a parent with their children, Tania and her mum, Ceridwen created Life, Legacy and Love – a record of my life and final wishes as  guide and tool to use to gather the important information such as personal details – tax file number, Medicare number, wedding date, occupation, assets list, where important documents are stored but also highlights from their life, bucket list items and the family tree. “So many think the moment you talk about death, you are being morbid or signing your life away, or all of a sudden if you make arrangements you will suddenly catch “death” but it is more about getting on with life and letting more people know about who you are. Not having these conversations leads to more stress at a time when it is not needed, legal disputes or family arguments over who is doing what,” Tania said. “By taking the time to have these conversations, it can save a lot of pain and confusion. “When my mum died, I knew she didn’t want to be dressed in her best. We have talked about it and she wanted to be buried in her favourite tracksuit and Ugg boots. I would never have known that if we hadn’t talked about it.” Stage one of Life, Legacy and Love is in print but Tania has plans to publish the book digitally. “My children never got a chance to meet my mum, but they can look at the book and see photos of her and read about what she loved doing, things she liked and disliked,” Tania said. “I know we all think are parents are invincible, but we are all going to go one day. Being able to help people make informed decisions is in power and this free book is my way of giving back and sharing my mum’s legacy.”