The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-02-15T05:30:26Z Here Is Why You Should Consider Switching to an Electric Car 2021-02-15T05:30:26Z here-is-why-you-should-consider-switching-to-an-electric-car With increasing demand in Electric Cars, people consider switching from their fuel-powered vehicles to a less-demanding electric car. For people who love abiding by traditions, it might be a difficult choice to make. However, the changing times call for a flexible approach towards a crucial investment like a car. There are many reasons as to why people are more interested in buying electric cars than gasoline-powered cars.  Why Is There A Rise In Demand For EVs? If you have been keeping an eye on the automobile market, you already know there is a substantial increase in the demand for Electric Vehicles. With technological advancement on its full pace, these electronic vehicles are gaining an edge over the fuel-powered vehicles which require more maintenance and money. The improvement in Electronic Vehicles is not only limited to technology and performance. Even the styling of EVs has been given importance in recent years. As compared to the fuel-powered counterparts, EVs are gaining immense popularity because of how less demanding it is. It is also easy to spot a charging point for such electronic vehicles which makes it even more convenient for people to buy an electric vehicle. Are EVs A Reliable Mode Of Transport? Unlike diesel and petrol automobiles, electric vehicles do not cause harm to the environment. If you are someone aiming to achieve the level of zero toxic emissions, this is definitely the car for you. Most renowned automobile makers strive to come up with cars which produce relatively less carbon footprint on our environment. This is why you will often see the electronic versions of your liked fuel-powered cars hitting the road more often. EVs do not only require less maintenance and save cost, they are also less harmful to the environment and are great for the long run. What Is The Cost Of Running EVs? The cost of running Electronic Vehicles is considerably less when compared to fuel-powered vehicles. Automobile industry has also improved the battery range of many electronic cars making it easier for people to save costs on running their cars. Electronic Vehicles can offer a much-improved driving experience than traditional fuel-feeding cars. Is It Safe To Drive An EV? Electronic cars, like any other fuel-powered car, go through multiple security checks. Some of these electronic vehicles are also known to supersede the security assurance of fuel-powered vehicles. Tesla has been a great example of such cars. Tesla Model X achieved a perfect safety score making people more confident in their decision of buying top cash for car Sydney. Let’s not forget that you can completely eliminate the chances of fir mishaps because no petrol goes into an electronic vehicle. Are EVs Cheaper To Maintain? Electronic Vehicles require less maintenance than fuel-powered vehicles. Since electronic vehicles have less moving components, they are less likely to go for frequent repairs. You must consider buying an electronic vehicle if the cost of maintenance is your concern. You will not have to shell out an obscene amount of money to get your car repaired. However, make sure that you keep a check on the wear and tear of brakes. The battery replacement is also something to be taken care of. Most eco-friendly cars come with a great warranty so you will be saving a lot on the maintenance of your EV. Are Electronic Vehicles Easy To Charge? It is extremely convenient to charge an electronic vehicle. Just plug it in at home or at your workplace and you are good to go in a few minutes. An electronic vehicle will not keep you waiting in a queue at a fuel station. If you are on a road trip, you can easily find charging stations for your electric vehicle. It is very easy to run and maintain an Electric Vehicle. You will not only be saving money but also the environment. You can easily find electric counterparts of your desired fuel-powered vehicles. We hope that you do not have any doubts about buying an electric vehicle. Get your EV home and reap the endless benefits of this eco-friendly innovation in the automobile industry. The Crosby Group invests in Verton Technologies 2021-02-15T05:26:57Z the-crosby-group-invests-in-verton-technologies The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, today announced that it has completed a significant investment in Verton Technologies (“Verton”). Australian-based Verton has developed and commercialised disruptive advancements in load orientation technology that remove the need for human held tag lines in lifting applications. These innovations play a critical role in improving the safety and productivity of global lifting operations. The Crosby Group and Verton will collaborate in the market to accelerate the adoption of this game-changing load orientation technology. By leveraging The Crosby Group’s global footprint, Verton will bring an elevated level of safety to an increasing number of workers. Robert Desel, CEO of The Crosby Group, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Verton in this rapidly growing space. This investment is a perfect strategic fit due to our common end-user base and our shared values of safety, reliability and innovation.” Verton’s solutions include Everest 6, a 20-ton load orienting spreader beam, Everest 30, a modular load orienting system for a broad range of working load limits, and Windmaster, a load orientation device for wind turbine erection. Trevor Bourne, CEO for Verton added: “With this new partnership Verton can dramatically increase the pace of innovation and the penetration of our products in the market. As a global leader with strong brand recognition, The Crosby Group creates an exciting platform for Verton’s future.” This marks The Crosby Group’s fourth transaction in the past 24 months including the acquisitions of Straightpoint, Gunnebo Industries and Feubo. About The Crosby Group The Crosby Group is a global leader in the innovation, manufacturing and distribution of products and services used to make lifting and load securement safer and more efficient, with premier brands such as Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Crosby Straightpoint, Acco, McKissick, Crosby Feubo, Trawlex, Lebus, and CrosbyIP. With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications with uncompromising quality that exceed industry standards. www.thecrosbygroup.com About Verton Verton is an innovative technology firm and inventor of the world’s first remote-controlled load orientation system. This revolutionary system makes taglines obsolete, removing the need for workers to be near moving or suspended loads, keeping them out of harm’s way. Verton’s range of lifting products also integrate smart technology to facilitate more precise load placement, faster task turnover, and superior analysis and oversight of operations. The technology will greatly benefit lifting operations by moving towards `hands free` lifting and keep workers clear of potentially high-risk zones. www.verton.com.au First Australian woman comic book writer on The Phantom 2021-02-15T02:42:21Z first-australian-woman-comic-book-writer-on-the-phantom-1 Sydney-based comics creator Julie Ditrich has just officially become the first Australian woman comic book writer on The Phantom with the release of her 44-page comic book story The Adventure of the Dragon’s Leg, which has just been published in The Phantom: The Treasures of Drakon – The Red Dragon Saga trade paperback by Frew Publications. Julie is also historically the sixth credited woman comic book writer in the world1 to write for The Phantom. The story, which is illustrated by Brazillian artist Wendell Cavalcanti, is a sequel to three comic book stories, originally published in the 1970s, that focus on The Phantom’s battle with a deadly and obsessive female villain, driven not only to possess him but also to exact revenge on him in the most horrific manner.   The Phantom was originally created by US writer Lee Falk and first published in 1936 as a daily newspaper comic strip series. It is still being published to this day in that particular format, albeit with new writer and artist teams who came on board both before and after Falk’s death in 1999. The Phantom is also published in comic books, graphic novels and prose anthologies, and has also been adapted into other media—namely film, television and video games.   The Phantom is a masked and costumed crime-fighter who lives with his family in the Skull Cave in the Deep Woods of a fictional African country called Bangalla. Unlike other superheroes, The Phantom does not rely on magic or a superpower. Rather, he depends on his intelligence and ingenuity, strength, boxing and wrestling prowess, and the myth of his immortality as “The Ghost Who Walks” to fight his adversaries.   The origins of The Phantom legend lies 485 years in the past when in 1536 the young Christopher ‘Kit’ Walker witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a pirate. Later on, Christopher swore an oath on the skull of his father’s killer to fight pirates and other evil doers around the world, thus becoming the first Phantom. That legacy was then passed from father to son in the lineage (and also included one female – Julie Walker – born in 1852 who occasionally took on the mantle of The Phantom when her twin brother, the 17th Phantom, was injured or missing). The current Kit Walker is the 21st Phantom.   Julie Ditrich, who has a BA Degree in Professional Writing from the University of Canberra, and who has sold over 270,000 copies of her comics books internationally, found that the comics medium completely suited her storytelling style. Julie has worked predominantly in the fantasy genre but now embraces action-adventure with The Phantom. I used to read Phantom comic books and the daily newspaper strip when I was growing up, and truly feel I was creatively geared to write these stories. I’m excited and appreciative beyond measure to be writing such a complex and fascinating character as The Phantom for Frew Publications. She adds: I really want to honour the legacy of The Phantom not only as a character but also as a universe, including the pioneering writers and artists who have come before me. I’d also love the story to connect with the dedicated “Phans”, especially the Australian readers, who are amongst the most passionate consumers of The Phantom in the world.   To prepare herself for this newly minted role as The Phantom comic book writer, Julie immersed herself for several months in Phantom lore by reading vintage and modern graphic novel collections. Her other literacy influences that have impacted on writing these stories include works such as King Solomon’s Mines by Sir H Rider Haggard and the Willard Price Adventure Series for children, which she read when she was a kid.   Julie has also recently completed a four-part series of The Phantom called Return of the Golden Circle, which will be published in 2022, and has been commissioned to write an additional two series after that.   The Phantom is owned by King Features in the USA and is licensed locally by Frew Publications, which was has been publishing The Phantom in Australia since its inception in 1948.   The Treasures of Drakon: The Red Dragon Saga is available on the Frew Publications website from 15 February 2021: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/ A comic book trailer of The Adventure of the Dragon’s Leg can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/CH2_Rvbu5VY   Media Contact: Julie Ditrich Phone: +61 2 9606 4728 OR +61 412 445 511 Email: julie@julieditrich.com FURTHER INFORMATION 1 There may have been some uncredited women comic book writers who supported male creators, and there are several credited women prose writers of The Phantom stories.   LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CIRCUIT OCEANIA LAUNCHES THIS FEBRUARY 2021-02-04T23:05:42Z league-of-legends-circuit-oceania-launches-this-february OCE WILL NOT BE SILENCED Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2021 - Today the League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO), a new 8-team League of Legends (LoL) competition was unveiled by ESL and Guinevere Capital, as the premier LoL esports tournament in the Oceanic region.   Starting on Tuesday, February 23rd, Oceania's top League of Legends players will take to the Rift to compete in a new format for the region. Over the course of 8 weeks and 19 playdays, eight of the region’s best teams: ORDER, PENTANET, CHIEFS, DIRE WOLVES, LEGACY, MAMMOTH, AVANT and GRAVITAS will compete in a double round robin format, where eight teams face off against each other twice over the course of five weeks. At the conclusion of Regular Season, the bottom three teams will be eliminated. The remaining five teams advance through to a Double Elimination Playoffs running on March 30th-31st and April 6th-7th. Finals will take place on April 10th, where they will fight for the title of inaugural LCO champions and a place at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI). “Raise your koalas, because competitive Oceanic League of Legends is back. We’re excited to build up the LCO and create the strongest and most entertaining League of Legends competition that the region has ever seen,” said Peter Du, LCO League Manager and Senior Project Manager at ESL Australia. “This is a new opportunity for Oceanic League of Legends talent to step up and begin their pathway to the world stage, while playing in the sort of competition that every LoL esports fan wants to watch” “While it’s been great to see Australia and New Zealand talent competing in other regions over the past few weeks, we are looking forward to having this region's homegrown competition back on February 23rd,” said Dave Harris, Managing Director of Guinevere Capital.  “It’s taken a huge amount of work to get to this stage and we really want to thank all the players, teams, brands and fans who are ensuring 2021 is Oceania’s biggest year yet for competitive LoL.”   All matches of the LCO will be broadcast live on multiple platforms including Twitch.tv/LCO from ESL’s new, purpose-built esports studios in Sydney, with some of Oceania’s top commentators and analysts joining the broadcast team both on-site and remotely. A full lineup of broadcast talent will be announced in the coming weeks, but fans can expect a mix of familiar faces and newcomers to the desk. For the latest updates, fans can follow the LCO on social media, at: Twitter - @LoLCircuitOCE Twitch - /LCO Facebook Instagram Web - lco.gg Press Assets, including Launch Trailer, can be found here Media Contact:  Alex Blaikie, PR & Social Manager, ESL Australia press.aus@eslgaming.com +61 401 947 878 About ESL Gaming ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at about.eslgaming.com.   About Guinevere Capital Founded in 2016, Guinevere Capital is an advisory and investment firm focused on high growth segments of the sports and esports industry, bringing together performance, commercialisation, media and management to create leading global organisations. For esports, Guinevere aims to develop competitive ecosystems in emerging markets and have focused their efforts on Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Guinevere was responsible for the launch of the Esports High Performance Centre at Sydney Cricket Ground, one of the most iconic sports grounds in Australia and the first esports facility to launch in the country and his since followed up with a sister facility in New Zealand's Eden Park Stadium. Guinevere is also widely known for their investment in the leading British organisation Excel Esports and the creation of the teams performance center and headquarters the XLHQ at Twickenham Stadium, the home of English Rugby, and the teams application into the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), Europe’s most viewed tournament in 2019. In 2020 Guinevere also became involved with the London Spitfire in the global Overwatch League. ESL Opens New Esports Studios In Australia 2021-02-02T05:39:33Z esl-opens-new-esports-studios-in-australia Sydney, Australia, February 2 — ESL Gaming Australia, local division of the world’s largest esports company, has today unveiled three new purpose built esports studio spaces in Sydney’s west, and unveiled details of the first esports league that will be broadcast from the new facility, the ESL ANZ Champs. The new esports studio spaces can facilitate a remotely operated broadcast in the event that staff are required to work off-site, with complete flexibility to scale from small, in-studio shows to global productions for tournaments including the ESL Pro League and ESL One, patching in guests from around the world. Each space has been created to fulfil different broadcast requirements, as follows: A large, casual broadcast studio space including couch setups, video wall for analysis segments and studio ensuite room for additional live content. An Audio-Visual heavy traditional esports broadcast studio, with a custom built commentary desk that can host up to three talent.  A third flexible broadcasting space featuring adaptable digital branding to fit shows of all shapes and sizes. With a 2020 that saw ESL ANZ Champs broadcasts accrue over 3 million views, and ended the year as Australia & New Zealand’s most watched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, the new season is set to kick off on March 8th, with qualifiers for CS:GO starting on February 13th. All matches of the new season will be broadcast from the new studios, with fans able to watch on twitch.tv/esl_australia. “Coming into 2021, we’ve been working on what is the biggest change to the league since its inception in 2015.” said James Fletcher, Product Manager, ESL ANZ Champs. “We see the ANZ Champs as the place where all CS:GO and StarCraft 2 fans can come; whether it’s to watch their favourite teams compete, or simply take part in an interactive broadcast. We’re talking less of the stiff, ‘Sports Show’ vibe and more Twitch chat, memes, and content.” For the full 2021 calendar and more information, visit pro.eslgaming.com/anz. Fans can look for updates on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. ESL ANZ Champs 2021 Presskit & Logos: http://esl.gg/2L3So0W  * * * ABOUT ESL GAMING ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at http://about.eslgaming.com/esl-australia MEDIA CONTACTS: Alex Blaikie PR Manager, ESL Australia a.blaikie@eslgaming.com EXPERIENCE GIFTING COMPANY GIFTING OWL LAUNCHES GLOBAL HOTEL PACKAGES JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2021-02-02T01:12:33Z experience-gifting-company-gifting-owl-launches-global-hotel-packages-just-in-time-for-valentine-s-day Gifting Owl, the innovative experience gifting company, has just announced their latest gift experience addition – Global Hotel Stays & Getaways.  Customers now have the opportunity to gift their loved one with a hotel package, interchangeable across the globe! With hotel packages available with different hotel ratings, duration of stay and meal inclusions, there is a package for every budget.   The motivation behind the hotel packages stemmed from providing customers with the total holiday experience. Previously, only experience excursions were offered but now it doesn’t end there; purchasers can gift their loved one the complete holiday experience. Co-Founder and CEO Jackie Babbage explains “This exciting addition to our product catalogue really takes the guess work out of experience gift giving – who doesn’t enjoy a weekend away, whether it be locally, interstate or overseas?”.   With this new hotel package promotion, Gifting Owl has set the bar high for competitors and is in an elite category of their own. “From a global perspective, there’s really nothing like this on the market” Jackie explains. “Gifting Owl customers now have the ability to use their gift vouchers to book experiences or hotel stays in cities all over the world”.   Fortunately, hotel packages can be purchased just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Miss Babbage believes that “a hotel stays gift voucher is the perfect gift for someone who needs a relaxing break… This past year has been tough on everyone, spending quality time with loved ones on a short break may be just what they need”.   “At Gifting Owl we are thrilled to offer open up this new category of experience gifts to our customers. We now have over 70 hotel packages available in Australia, New Zealand and America, with hundreds more becoming available in the coming months” Stated Jackie.   View the range of hotel stays & getaways here. ENDS DEBUT AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR RELEASES THE INCREDIBLE TRUE WWII STORY OF ‘ANNA UND GUNTHER’. 2021-01-20T11:15:10Z debut-australian-author-releases-the-incredible-true-wwii-story-of-anna-und-gunther FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE – PUBLICATION DATE FEB 1 2021 Anna und Gunther is the first novel by Australian author Jacob Hendryx to be released globally by Osmond Press on February 1st, 2021. It is a historical fiction based on a true story that follows the separate storylines of two children forced to grow up too young in Germany during World War 2 and the subsequent Cold War. The dual-storylines merge into one in the third and final part of the book where the protagonists fall in love and emigrate across the world to Australia. As described in the Author's Note, the book was written after the author travelled to his German grandmothers hometown in the Sudetes Mountains of today’s Czech Republic. Returning with photos of one of the few buildings that remained, his grand-mother began to recount stories of growing up in the town in vivid detail she had never shared before. These stories formed the first chapter of the story which Jacob gifted to her, and upon her delight at reading her own stories, encouraged her to share the stories from her life following that chapter that she previously had not shared. It was a series of repeating visits like this, writing only a chapter at a time, that today's novel came together. Anna und Gunther appeals to a broad range of readers young and old and will be favourited by those who enjoyed other notable true stories from the era such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Rich historical content also lends itself to inclusion in high school curriculum and university reading lists. Available in all good book stores, online and via Kindle from Feb 1st. Watch the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLjR4IXUAZI “I have never read a book with quite as much authenticity as well as being thoroughly entertained from beginning to end” – Maegan McFall @turningpagesmm “A uniquely innocent take on unfathomable horror, this book is as relatable as it is shocking” – Dr. Sam Nicholls, Australian Historian “The book is well written, jam packed full of historical accuracies that elevate this tale of humanity” – Julie Oakley @bookish.intoxication PADI IDC on Australia's Sunshine Coast 2020-12-23T22:17:03Z padi-idc-on-australia-s-sunshine-coast Dive Instructor Academy now offers PADI Instructor Development Courses in Port Douglas, Cairns and the Sunshine Coast. Sunreef, the award winning dive company operating from Mooloolaba on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has joined forces with PADI Course Director Kai Steinbeck to bring PADI Instructor Development Courses and Instructor Exams to the Sunshine Coast. Not only will the PADI IDC program be conducted at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, but PADI has scheduled PADI Instructor Examinations for the Sunshine Coast as well. Kai, originally from Germany, began his diving career at a young age in the Caribbean and has been a PADI member for over 25 years working as a PADI professional in Costa Rica, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia. As a Course Director, Kai is the founder of Dive Instructor Academy and has successfully run Instructor Development Courses in Cairns, Port Douglas and Indonesia. Kai’s extensive knowledge of the dive industry is what sets him apart from the rest. As a PADI professional for over 25 years with a business degree, a skippers qualification (master class 5), fluent in three languages and having worked for some of the worlds largest dive companies as dive instructor, course director, operations manager and marketing manager, Kai brings more than just diving to the program and prepares you for the real world. The PADI IDC program offered is far more involved than the minimum standards required with extra training days to ensure candidates are well prepared. In order to start the Instructor programs off to a great start we spend the first day diving on the incredible HMAS Brisbane. Sunreef is one of the few dive operators who have access to this incredible wreck which was sunk in 2005. The Ex-HMAS Brisbane is one of the world's best wreck sites, and this decommissioned guided missile destroyer that now serves as a lively artificial reef is located just 2.9 nautical miles off the Sunshine Coast. What’s included above and beyond the normal IDC: ·       PADI Instructor exam pass guarantee ·       Nitrox instructor specialty rating* ·       Introduction to free diving ·       Marine life knowledge course ·       Ocean conservation donation ·       Ongoing support Whilst the training is extremely thorough and we are very confident that each candidate is ready for the Instructor exam, anyone could have a bad day. For that reason, the IDC program includes an Instructor exam pass guarantee. This means that if a candidate fails the IE, we will pay for the second IE fee. Being fluent in English, Spanish and German, Kai will be able to offer Instructor Development programs with language assistance for those that require it.  Kai’s vision is to offer access to more training above the required PADI curriculum and develop a full suite of Dive Centre Management modules, which will be second to none in the dive industry and will include sales training, marine life knowledge, compressor understanding, reservations, pricing of stock and more. Sunreef is a leader in diver training and we have big plans for the GO PRO program to develop it to the highest standard. We see instructors trained by Sunreef to be dive professionals being sought after and capable of working in any environment. For more information on the Dive Instructor Academy IDC programs visit our website https://www.diveinstructor.com.au or email Kai Steinbeck direct on kai@diveinstructor.com.au For more information on diving the HMAS Brisbane with Sunreef from Mooloolaba or all dive courses, whale watching and other activities visit the website at www.sunreef.com.au For email enquires on any dive trips please contact us at dive@sunreef.com.au New MG HS variant has technology and safety at its Core 2020-12-23T19:00:00Z new-mg-hs-variant-has-technology-and-safety-at-its-core Introduction of the MG HS Core creates an affordable option within MG’s flagship HS SUV range MG HS Core comes equipped with the marque’s driver safety technology, MG Pilot, as standard MG’s compelling 7-year, unlimited kilometre warranty carries across to MG HS Core Impressive level of technology – rear view camera and parking sensors, 10.1-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android AUTO The MG HS Core is available to pre-order now for January delivery with an on-road cost of $29,990 Sydney, Australia, 24 December 2020: MG Motor today expands its mid-sized MG HS SUV range with the introduction of a new entry-level variant – the MG HS Core. Joining the existing line up of Vibe, Excite, Essence and Essence Anfield, the MG HS Core has an on-road cost of $29,990 making it the most affordable model in the line-up. Importantly, the MG HS Core, is packed with many of the features that make the MG HS such a compelling proposition in the areas of safety, technology, style and value. MG’s driver safety technology, known as MG Pilot, will come as standard on the MG HS Core and includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Collison Warning, Emergency Braking, Speed Assist and Lane Departure Warnings plus four additional automated technologies. The MG HS Core also carries the same 5-Star ANCAP safety rating as other MG HS model derivatives thanks to these driver assistance measures, the high strength cabin and the torsional rigidity of the MG HS design. When it comes to technology, the MG HS Core has plenty of features as standard, including a 10.1-inch multi-function colour touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view camera and parking sensors, a 4-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and 3 USB connectivity points – to ensure every passenger can remain connected and entertained. The interior also boasts the same high-quality finish that customers have come to expect of the MG HS with a flat-bottom steering wheel with audio controls, air-conditioning and front reading lights as standard. The interior cabin comes trimmed in high-quality fabric, providing potential buyers with an alternative seat covering in the mid-sized SUV category. Renowned for having European styling cues, intricate stitching on the interior adds a feeling of elevated craftsmanship. Speaking about the introduction of the new MG HS Core, Peter Ciao, CEO, MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, said: “At MG Motor, we’re working hard to create a product portfolio which offers genuine value to every single car buyer. The MG HS has been praised for its spacious stylish design, its safety credentials and impressive technology features as standard. We’ve listened to our customer feedback when conceptualising this base model variant for the MG HS range. The introduction of Core was in response to our customers’ requests for a fabric seat covering.” “The MG HS Core provides an even more affordable mid-sized SUV option for Australian families, at $29,990, while still offering our driver safety technology, MG Pilot, for added peace of mind. We wanted to make sure that the HS Core still met the high standards that people expect of our flagship model line-up. We’re extremely proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive, safe vehicle that aligns with our company mission of offering value, both in the form of features and pricing, to every single MG owner.” The MG HS Core is available to pre-order now from MG dealerships nationwide with vehicle deliveries scheduled for mid-January. For more information on the model visit: https://mgmotor.com.au/models/mg-hs/. - ENDS – Vehicle specification: Pricing Australia: $29,990 (Driveaway) Standard features include: An efficient 124kW / 250Nm 1.5L turbo engine 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system, one of the largest in the segment MG Pilot Apple CarPlay, Android AUTO Flat-bottom steering wheel with audio controls Colour Radio, 4 speaker audio system and Bluetooth hands-free 3 USB points – 1 in front and 2 in rear Rear view camera and rear parking sensors Part-virtual instrument cluster Passenger’s 4way manually adjustable seat Driver’s 6way manually adjustable seat Halogen headlights Standard front seats 17” alloy wheels Fabric seats Front reading lights Standard air conditioning Remote key, remote central locking and push button start Electric door mirrors, no heating LED tail-lights LED Daylight Running Lights Anti-theft alarm About MG Motor MG Motor, under the guidance of SAIC Motor, has established itself as a global brand representing great value, impressive design, high-quality manufacture and packed with innovative safety and driver technology. 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Said Saleem Rasooli (Marketing Manager at CASH FOR CARS) It should be noted that your communication with this company is possible in any way, it does not matter if you use direct contact or which strong communication device you have in hand, and it is enough to share the details of your car with us. We have considered completely free services for you so that no additional and hidden costs incurred on you. •         Completely free advice on any type of car and build full-time online and offline. •         Pricing of any type of your car according to the latest database of the market. •         Evaluate any type of your car by most experienced and professional mechanics and car engineers. •         Move your car from inside the garage to the corner of your life with free transportation for easier work. •         Delivery of cash to your doorstep or any order you have about the delivery of money, we are ready. When you want to sell your car to a company, you should know more than the company or the buyer you want sell your car. Because, to make sure after the car sold you do not have any controversial responsibilities. CASH FOR CARS‌, as a responsible company, has done all the efficient steps and documents. Moreover, under that stamp and signature, this company will not notice you in any way, so you can do the transaction with complete confidence and do not have any worries. Working for over the years in the automobile industry has lead us to be one of the most experienced and specialized companies in the field of removing all kinds of scrap and damaged cars. CASH FOR CARS is available at any time in Sydney and all its suburbs without any interruption. You can use the services of this company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us Phone: 0402 655 444 Email: info@cash-cars.sydney Sydney Travel Agency gives the gift of Travel Dreams this holiday season 2020-12-23T07:35:50Z sydney-travel-agency-gives-the-gift-of-travel-dreams-this-christmas ‘Tis the season…..of FREE travel dreams The optimistic and dedicated team at Liberty Tours is busy keeping the travel dreams of thousands of Australians alive over this holiday period by offering free personalised travel vouchers. "As the year comes to a close, the team at Liberty Tours is looking forward to a New Year filled with travel dreams – magical holidays that we can help plan and fulfil.  It’s what we love to do," said Managing Director Steve Cairns in a letter to clients.   "We have been grateful to our many clients who have stuck by us, rebooked for next year, been patient as we organised refunds and joined us for our online travelogues this year," said Steve, noting the diverse range of weekly travelogues he hosted earlier in the year.  "I think one of my favourite travelogues was the Wineries of France by luxury river cruise" said Steve, hoping himself to take a well deserved holiday next year. "Whether you have travelled with us in the past, are rebooking for a future date, or are yet to discover just how great a Liberty Tours managed trip can be – we look forward to sending you on your next adventure soon." Steve commented that many existing Liberty Tours Group clients will be spending the holiday season taking time to recharge and discover new and exciting places, experiences and festivals.   As well as a making great last minute Christmas Gifts, the FREE "Travel Again" vouchers are perfect as New Year gifts, "What better way to indicate better times ahead that a Travel Dream," said Steve. "We have developed a range of free vouchers that you can gift to friends and family – or even just for yourself."   The hard working travel elves at Liberty Tours will even personalise each voucher with the name of the recipient (or recipients!) – and there are even five "styles" to choose from: Ocean, Italy, Garden, Balloon and Gift. "There is no limit on the number of vouchers - but its just one voucher per name. Just tell us who needs the gift of travel this Christmas," said Steve. Each FREE Travel Again vouchers offers $100 redeemable against an upcoming international package holiday (land and or sea components) booked with Liberty Tours for departure dates in 2021 or 2022*.   To see the designs and request your voucher, visit www.libertytours.com.au/free-travel-dreams Give the gift of travel this holiday season - and keep Travel Dreams alive! *Not redeemable for cash. Not redeemable against flight only bookings.  To view T&C and the tour packages that can be booked through Liberty Tours please visit www.libertytours.com.au Get paid the most cash for your scrap cars in Sydney! 2020-12-16T11:27:06Z get-paid-the-most-cash-for-your-scrap-cars-in-sydney Do you worried about the broken condition of your car? Or thinking of where you can get the best and fastest cash for your broken or used car in Sydney? Any worries you may have about your scrap car can be solved very easily and simply. I recommend you not to be worried about selling your scrap cars in Sydney, said Juma rasooli the spokesperson of cash for cars company. In addition, he added that they ensure all car owners with offering top cash for their cars. You no longer have to worry about selling your car to any individual customer or car repair shop. Just share the following essential details of your car with us. He added. Information we need: Make: Model: Year: Is the car damage? Mileage: It does not matter what kind of car you have whether it is a commercial cars, passenger cars or a personal cars. All you need to do is to share all the information we need and we promise that you will offered the maximum cash for your car. In addition, it includes with some free services, which can save your money. No need to waste your time and money anymore while you have cash for cars sydney with you. Well-trained team that collect scrap cars from any location in Sydney. Likewise, you can get your desired price from this company. Get the most benefit out of your scrap car by consulting with this company. In addition, you do not have to pay extra fee. Because, we do not have any hidden charges. Everything is clear up on your choice. There are many reasons on how you can get more and better profit from selling your car to Cash for cars Sydney, He added.     Some of which can be clarified below.   •         License and insured company This company has an official license from government of Australia. Therefore, by selling your car at this company, you will offer top dollar and will have full confident in a valid and legitimate transaction. Likewise, This Company can protect you from many dangers to your car. •         Instant cash on the spot You can get instant cash on the spot for your scrap car. In addition, this company pays the most and maximum cash for your car that is include free towing and free paperwork. Note: payment can be in CASH, CHEQUE or BANK TRANSFER. •         Sydney Wide Services CASH FOR CARS has the most recent equipped and professional towing team who can tow your car from anywhere in your yard or driveway. All you need to do is to share your location with this company. At this company, we cover all over Sydney include suburbs from south to north and east to west. In addition, we offer some important services for free that is include towing, paperwork and evaluating of the car.  Therefore, it is a great pleasure to have a company in Sydney that has all these features and technology. •         Available at any time We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to provide the best services and create more facilities for all our customers. Finally, we would like you to choose! You can follow us on our website or Facebook page and get to know about all our services and facilities in detail. Studio Pilates Crows Nest gets off to a record breaking start! 2020-11-25T06:44:59Z studio-pilates-crows-nest-gets-off-to-a-record-breaking-start In only the second week of operation, Studio Pilates Crows Nest is already setting new company records. The studio in Crows Nest, North Sydney, Australia, has achieved the highest attendance figures of any studio globally, and looks likely to easily eclipse 700 visits in only its second week of operation. Studio Owner Lynn Kraus is over the moon with the enthusiastic welcome she has received from the local community. We grabbed five minutes with Lynn to get her reaction to the launch: “It’s just so amazing, far better than I could even have hoped!” she said. “Classes have proved so popular that they’re all fully booked out with 8-9 people on the waitlist. I’m having to squeeze extra class times in wherever I can so that I don’t disappoint anyone!” While she is clearly delighted with the studio’s stellar performance,  Lynn is no stranger to success. As a qualified accountant she has had over 25 years experience in global professional services firm EY, and was previously responsible for leading the firm’s Advisory practice across Oceania.  We asked Lynn what had prompted her to make the big move to business ownership? “Having been an advisor to clients both big and small, I decided it was time to put my hand to the wheel.  It has been such a rewarding experience on a personal level to see the result of your hard work.” The boutique health and fitness sector is a far cry from professional services, so what drew her to a Studio Pilates Franchise?  “One year ago to the date of my opening I entered a Studio Pilates location in Sydney.  I knew instantly I wanted to explore the opportunity.  I was on a three month sabbatical and think I went to the studio almost every day over that period.  I loved the look and the feel of the studio and most importantly the consistency that comes through the use of technology.  Studio Pilates leverages the tried and tested Pilates techniques in a contemporary format that is truly unique.  I just had to be a part of the growth story in New South Wales.” The Studio Pilates at Crows Nest may have just launched, but no doubt Lynn won’t be resting on her laurels. What next steps is she already planning on her transformative journey and what are her hopes for the future?  I am so excited for where we are at two weeks into our opening.  The whole team is focussed on customer care and ensuring we give every client an amazing experience. I have plans for a second studio nearby but also don’t want to get ahead of myself as I am very much focussed on consolidating the learnings from this experience, building an amazing team and most importantly building trust with the local community.  Watch this space in 2021!” The latest openings are part of a continued pattern of growth for Studio Pilates, an Australian success story, which has a strong base in Australia, New Zealand, China and now America. There are more studios in the pipeline for key strategic locations across the globe, with the United States central to the brand’s ambitions.  Studio Pilates International was established in 2002 by Winter and his wife Tanya. The entrepreneurial duo has impressive experience and knowledge behind them - Jade as a former Olympic swimmer, personal trainer and Pilates instructor, and Tanya as a physiotherapist and instructor, turned international Pilates educator. Their credentials place them squarely at the forefront of the Pilates industry.  The Studio Pilates model features intense 40-minute reformer Pilates workouts designed by a team of physiotherapists and exercise scientists. Classes are delivered on multiple digital screens across the workout space, allowing instructors to focus on each client’s technique, and motivating them to get the most out of every move. “Our unique combination of technology and personalised instruction delivers a truly customised service, and we are thrilled to finally bring this to the US,” says Winter. Studio Pilates International currently has over 80 studios open or at pre opening stages, across Australia, New Zealand, China and now the US. -ends- About Studio Pilates International Studio Pilates International offers unique high intensity, low impact reformer Pilates workouts designed by a team of physiotherapists and exercise scientists. Classes are delivered on multiple digital screens across the workout space, allowing instructors to focus on each client’s technique, to deliver a truly customised service. The brand attracts a passionate following which can be attributed to its unique  combination of innovative class delivery, luxe studio space and total body changing results. web: www.studiopilates.com Instagram: studio_pilates After A Unique And Fabulous Tented Stay In Tasmania? 2020-11-25T04:24:10Z after-a-unique-and-fabulous-tented-stay-in-tasmania After A Unique And Fabulous Tented Stay In Tasmania? Experience Luxury Glamping at Truffle Lodge ‘We offer a unique experience under a million stars in an exceptionally stunning location,’ Laurelle and John Grimley, owners of Truffle Lodge Truffle Lodge, Tasmania’s luxury bush glamping destination is welcoming guests for a unique stay and a taste of fun outdoor experiences and adventures. Known for its idyllic riverfront location and for being akin to a 5* hotel under canvas, Truffle Lodge’s luxury safari-style en-suite tents cater for every creature comfort and are naturally socially distanced – all eight tents are located right on the Derwent River and are at least 15-20m apart.   Truffle Lodge guests can enjoy a range of eco-friendly outdoor activities within moments of stepping outside their tent. Options include exploring the lush surroundings, hiking to local vantage points to take in stunning bush vistas or cooling off with a refreshing dip in the River Derwent.   Guests can also discover one of the first truffieres planted in Australia, which, until a few years ago, was abandoned and covered in wild blackberry bushes. Now Truffle Lodge owners, Laurelle and John Grimley, are bringing it back to life.   Additional bookable experiences include luxury guided fly-fishing (tailored to the participants’ experience level) as well as platypus-spotting kayaking adventures, seaplane flights for vineyard lunches, helicopter drive combo to Maria Island. At the end of a busy – or not so busy – day, guests can enjoy a glass of local wine and count the stars from the privacy of their tent’s riverfront deck. They may even be lucky enough to witness the magical Southern Lights of the Aurora Australis. When it’s time to head indoors, guests can relax and unwind in luxurious safari tents that are as memorable as the bush around them. Each Truffle Lodge tent is double walled and triple roofed for maximum comfort and features a handmade wooden bath, rain shower, extra-large and deep double beds, a coffee machine, tea making facilities, a bar fridge, and many more thoughtful touches.  Laurelle and John say that this season their focus will be on helping guests relax and recharge in the beautiful crowd free natural environment of the Derwent Valley. ‘At Truffle Lodge we offer a quintessentially Australian luxe bush glamping experience where guests can reconnect with nature and each other. Days here are defined by the rhythm of the sun and the moon and guests fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river outside.’   Breakfasts, drinks and two course evening meals are served in Truffle Lodge’s communal areas, which can include a long table in the orchard or dinner cooked in the fire pit. The set menu dinner each evening features hand-made dishes prepared using seasonal local produce wherever possible, accompanied with local wines, some of which are exclusive to Truffle Lodge. There is a resident echidna under the dining pod who ventures out to supervise regularly.  “While Truffle Lodge is luxurious in its detail, it’s also raw, simple and pared back, reflecting our belief in slow hospitality, where the quality of each experience is more important than the quantity. We encourage our guests to relax, unwind and take pleasure in the moment,” say Laurelle.  www.trufflelodge.com  www.facebook.com/trufflelodge/  Truffle Lodge Rates 2020 From $400 per night for 2 guests, including continental breakfast and 3-course dinner (alcohol and bar services additional) plus daily activities programme.  Images available on request. For further information/images/review stay bookings please contact: Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au Tel: 0415 290023 Stepz Fitness offers free training programs worth $149 to new members 2020-11-25T04:16:23Z stepz-fitness-offers-free-training-programs-worth-149-to-new-members Stepz Fitness is now providing new customers free access to its wide range of QuickStart Gym Programs™, priced at $149 for non-members, offering professionally designed and personalised training regimens to exercisers of all ages and fitness stages – and from all walks of life. New members now have unlimited access to comprehensive video tutorials and training booklets, which provide the perfect platform for educating newcomers about how to kick-start their new fitness routine. According to the new Stepz Fitness Franchisor, Sam Waller: “These programs have been beneficial in educating our customer base about equipment functions, exercises and techniques that might benefit their workout.” “They offer members a DIY gym training guide for working out… and also provide insight for new members into our holistic approach to exercise, which makes Stepz Fitness unique.” Additionally, the Stepz Fitness program has recently gone digital with the launch of its online Virtual Studio, engaging members to stay active and motivated in the comfort of their own homes – whether they’re locked in or out of iso at present. The online fitness studio invites members to attend live workout sessions or jump into pre-recorded workout videos, with the virtual fit challenge motivating participants to stay active and inspired while reinforcing a sense of community engagement – allowing members to ask questions or share ideas on all things fitness and home workouts. Holistic exercise, as practiced by the Stepz Fitness community, is about going beyond the human body and focusing on more than just the physical results of exercise, by addressing overall health, happiness and wellness. Ensuring fitness is an enjoyable activity rather than a doctor-recommended chore, or general maintenance of vanity or sex appeal, is also critical to the Stepz Fitness experience. Mr Waller said: ‘We’ve also got eight gym programs that every Stepz member gets for free when they sign up… so they’re supported and have a training program straight off the bat.” He continued: “Across the industry, fitness centres haven’t really been getting people results with obesity levels still rising [in Australia].” “I believe that often comes down to people being intimidated to go to a gym, not having a routine or program they can follow, or just losing interest – and not having access to [the necessary] training.” Stepz Fitness recognises that the biggest challenge to implementing new exercise routines and practices is knowing what to do, how to do it and where to find affordable support or guidance along the way. “Creating a supportive and non-intimidating gym environment with a local community atmosphere is why I got started and found my passion with Stepz,” Mr Waller added. “Being connected to a larger support network is what people end up liking most about Stepz.” Get Started today with a free 3 day gym pass