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Opening Night Coverage Of U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour In Vancouver

The most highly anticipated tour of the year, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE opens this Thursday and Friday (May 14 & 15) in Vancouver.
 
The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade and will visit 20 cities throughout North America and Europe in 2015.
 
 The tour will feature stages at each end of the venue connected by an extended third stage spanning the length of the arena. State of the art video and a radical new approach to surround sound will ensure that everyone in the audience sees, feels and hears the show with maximum impact from every seat in the house.
 
As the name suggests, U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour charts key moments in the various phases of the history of the world’s biggest band.

May, 15, 2015

 

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Australia’s Worst Vegetarian City Revealed – Beef Australia Expo 2015

America has its wild west, Australia has Rockhampton it’s beef capital. Known locally as Rocky, this Queensland city loves its beef so much it holds an expo called Beef Australia every three years.
Rockhampton, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.America has its wild west, Australia has Rockhampton it’s beef capital. Known locally as Rocky, this Queensland city loves its beef so much it holds an expo called Beef Australia every three years.Big hats, big steaks and big bulls line the streets in what has to be the worst place in Queensland to be a vegetarian.Just ask anyone in town, and they’ll tell you, like Grazier’s Eric Wall, and Geoff Maynard”Yeah I’d say at this time of year it’d be the worst vegetarian city in the world,” says Eric.From under the brim of his big hat Geoff adds, “Most of the people here believe 4.5billion years ago we evolved and got to the top of the food chain so there’s no point in turning vegetarian now.”From paddock to plate demonstrations with international celebrity chefs and more juicy steaks than you can poke a fork at, Beef Australia is one of the biggest gatherings in the world of beef experts, and producers, as well as being a meat lovers dream.

You can eat your way around a Big Blokes Burger, a Shelia’s Burger for the ladies, or a Ring Burner Burger for those that like it hot! Everywhere you look there’s either someone eating beef, talking about beef or proudly showing a prized beast.

Grazier Geoff is in the genetics game, he takes out a stall at the expo to promote his business, “It gives us a gateway to the world a whole lot of international people with attention on this event a gateway to get connections and do business.”

Some of those international guests include world-renowned chefs such as Tarek Ibrahim, whose television programs boast an audience of 300million. The Master Chef is a big fan of Queensland beef.

“If you are using product like Queensland beef you know that there is a trust, a confidence and you can always deliver the right product.”

Hong Kong’s very own ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung also cooked up a storm at the expo.

“This rumour of Rockhampton being the worst city to be a vegetarian isn’t true, I’ve seen plenty of vegetarians here and they all have four legs!”

The town even has a series of bull statues that line the streets which is a tribute to the main breeds of beef produced in the region.

If you love a good steak, Rockhampton has got to be number one on any beef eaters bucket list. Being so close to the Great Barrier Reef, Rockhampton is where cattle meets seafood, in a cuisine collision known as Reef and Beef.

It’s a meat marriage made in heaven, where the perfect steak is topped with a variety of local seafoods. For local chef Matt Smith from The Waterline restaurant, Reef and Beef has inspired him to create award-winning dishes.

“Reef and beef for me is the combination of the earthy grass fed beef flavours and the best local seafood,” says Matt.

Vegetarians be warned, some restaurants proudly boast they have no vegetable only options on their menus.

“I’ve been here for three days and I don’t think I’ve seen a vegetable in the whole time let alone a person that would eat one! I supposed it’s known as the beef capital of Australia and rightly so,” says celebrity Australian chef Ben O’Donoghue.

If you’re still in doubt about the beefy credentials of this city, take a stroll down to The Great Western Hotel on a Wednesday or Friday night. This is a pub with a difference. Here the tables of their restaurant surround a full working rodeo arena.

Craving carnivores can carve up their 1kg monster steak, while watching cowboys ride bulls.

Australia is the world’s third largest beef exporter and Queensland is it’s beefy heart, with almost 13 million head of cattle. Australian’s on average chew their way through more than 30kg of beef per person each year.

James Maclean Director of Beef Australia says the global beef market is expanding, “we do export 70% of all the beef that’s produced in Queensland.”

For more information:

Great Western Hotel www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

The Waterline Restaurant www.thewaterline.com.au

Capricorn Holidays www.capricornholidays.com.au

 

May, 11, 2015

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FIA Formula E Championship ePrix Round 7 Takes Place In Monaco

After six thrilling races, producing six different winners, the seventh round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – took place in Monaco, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit.
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Story: After six thrilling races, producing six different winners, the seventh round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – takes place on Saturday, May 9 2015, in Monaco, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit. The one-day race event sees 10 teams and 20 drivers racing head-to-head in fully-electric single-seaters designed to appeal to a new generation of Motorsport fans, whilst promoting sustainability.
Following the race, a highlights round-up VNR will be available to download. This will contain a variety of post-race driver interviews and reactions, as well as scenic shots and all the atmosphere from the Monaco ePrix. Also included will be drivers Nick Heidfeld, Stephane Sarrazin, Jean-Eric Vergne and Jerome D’Ambrosio visiting some of Monaco’s sustainable attractions; the Solar Impulse tower and the Musée Océanographique.
The piece will be rounded-off with coverage from the exclusive pre-race Gala Dinner event held at the glamorous Casino de Monte Carlo with guests including HSH Prince Albert II, FIA President Jean Todt and singer Natalie Imbruglia.

Shows: MONTE CARLO, MONACO (MAY 9, 2015) (PART MUTE) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E – ACCESS ALL)

1. MONACO GVS

2. TRACK GVS

3. HEIDFELD, VERGNE AND ZARRAZIN – ZERO FUEL AIRPLANE

4. VERGNE, D’AMBROSIO VISIT MONACO AQUARIUM

5. GALA DINNER GVS

6. JEAN TODT INTERVIEW

7. BUEMI INTERVIEW

8. DI GRASSI INTERVIEW

9. PIQUET JR INTERVIEW

May, 09, 2015

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Microsoft Surface 3 Available For Purchase Today

With a quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Surface 3 is Microsoft’s thinnest and lightest Surface yet.
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Story: San Francisco, USA, 5 May 2015, Microsoft Surface 3 Available for Purchase Today.
 
Surface 3 is now on sale in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States
 
Today Microsoft’s Surface 3 and new accessories are available for purchase through microsoftstore.com, Microsoft stores, partner retailers like Best Buy, Costco and Amazon and commercial resellers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
 
And starting May 7, Surface 3 will be available to even more people in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
 
Microsoft’s newest addition to the Surface portfolio of devices, Surface 3 is the best of a tablet yet works like a laptop and starts at just $499. With a quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Surface 3 is Microsoft’s thinnest and lightest Surface yet – perfect for students, families and anyone who needs to get work done on the go. And people can now purchase an array of new accessories, including Surface 3 Type Cover with our most precise trackpad and responsive key-set yet, Surface Pen in silver, black, blue and red, Surface 3 Docking Station and Surface 3 Screen Protector.
 

For additional press resources, images and videos visit the Surface Newsroom.
Shows:

– Lifestyle footage of Surface 3

– Microsoft Store

– Beauty shots of the Surface 3 and accessories

May, 05, 2015

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