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Recall Of Toyota Vehicles In Australia Due To Faulty Airbags

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Business, Car Wraps, Industry, Service, Tech, Tips | Comments Off on Recall Of Toyota Vehicles In Australia Due To Faulty Airbags

Recall Of Toyota Vehicles In Australia Due To Faulty Airbags

Auto recalls are now treated as a common occurrence but it is better than the alternative which is not recalling faulty cars at all. Prior to recalls, car owners would complain about a certain feature in their vehicle and bring it to the cheapest mechanic on the Gold Coast only to find out that their car is not the only model suffering from the issue.

The latest vehicle recall announcement in Australia is from Toyota. Around 2,121 cars are subjected to safety recall because the airbags are found to be faulty. The auto manufacturer said that it will begin accepting Corolla vehicles for recall. The particular models in question were sold from April of 2004 until February of 2007.

According to an explanation released by Toyota, there are issues found with the ECU of the airbag or also known as the electronic control unit. There is a possibility of electrical shorting if left alone which can fry the entire system of the vehicle. When this happens, the warning lights attached to the airbag will light up and the front airbags as well as the pretensioners of the seatbelt will then be deactivated or it could trigger to deploy them inadvertently.

The auto manufacturer further explained that it is on the process of getting the replacement parts needed when the vehicles recalled starts arriving. They did not reveal exactly when the parts are going to arrive but they said that the first quarter of next year is when they will begin the recall. The company will put a replacement electronic control unit to the airbag but will not charge the owner of the car.

Toyota Australia said that more than half of the cars that are affected by the airbag recall will also be subjected to Takata recalls because of issues with the airbag infiltrators that are attached to either the driver or the passenger side that were manufactured by Takata. Considering this, Toyota will also replace the faulty airbag infiltrator at the same time. Many of the car owners of the said models are now finding the cheapest mechanic on the Gold Coast to have their vehicles checked prior to sending it back for repair at Toyota authorized repair centres.

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Sydney’s Designer House Might Break Record In Northern Beaches

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Apartment | Comments Off on Sydney’s Designer House Might Break Record In Northern Beaches

Sydney’s Designer House Might Break Record In Northern Beaches

If you have been watching house prices around Spit Brdge in between purchasing building supplies in Sydney, you would know that every year there are a very limited number of properties that are listed for double-digits in the northern part of the area. Majority of these houses used to be situated in either Palm Beach or Manly. Many of the investors wanted to buy the property to be used on weekends while the rest only want to have a trophy home.

There are not many options when it comes to family homes located within suburban areas. One of these houses in called The Point House and located in Collaroy Basin which is on the north of the beaches. There are already talks that the same will smash the record hold by the suburb and the difference might be quite huge.

The family home is permanent and being offered to locals in the area. Sellers are also happy with the idea of foreign investors purchasing the house. The house is quite well-known since the architect who designed it has won many national awards.

According to the real estate agent Brendan Pomponio who is in-charge of the architect-designed home, the property is quite extraordinary that it is rare for these types of home to be listed around northern beaches. He said that the guillotine glass doors are his favorite part of the house.

The house’s location is at the top of the beach therefore the entire property has a 270 degree view of the ocean. The engineer who owned the property is Russell Staley who is from the United Kingdom. He and his wife, Jennifer, hired Peter Stutchbury who is an award-winning architect in order to build what is now called The Point House.

The Point House is perfect for a family looking for a home with swimming pool. It is equipped with innovative features and there is a viewing window located underwater. This is a better deal than building one from scratch where they would need building supplies in Sydney and would take months to be completed. The house was constructed seven years ago and the original owners decided to sell because of their growing family.

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Windscreen Repair Firm Acquired By Swedish Company

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Car Wraps | Comments Off on Windscreen Repair Firm Acquired By Swedish Company

Windscreen Repair Firm Acquired By Swedish Company

There are many companies in the UK that offer auto glass repair Lancaster and across the country. One company, headquartered in Bristol, has recently be acquired by a Swedish private equity-backed company.

George Douglas’s Mobile Windscreens, which trades as National Windscreens, was founded back in 1971, and was turned over in excess of £40m in 2017. The company now has 35 fitting centres active, with a fleet of 230 mobile units, Mobile Windscreens offers vehicle glass repair and replacement (VGRR) services, as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) camera re-calibration across several regions in the UK: South West, South and West Midlands.

It was acquired by the Ryds Bilglas, backed by the Nordic Capital Fund VIII and is a major VGRR and ADAS recalibration business in the Scandinavian region. The group’s acquisition of Mobile Windscreens will provide the group with a UK presence, and is part of its plans to grow internationally and expand its operations across auto glass repair Lancaster and the world.

Reportedly, all of Mobile Windscreens will retain all of its management and staff, except for founder and principal shareholder George Douglas, who will be retiring soon.

Douglas, in a statement, said that he sees this deal as a momentous milestone for the company, as well as its management and employees, following his founding over 45 years ago. According to him, the management have been working with the company’s advisers in order to find a new owner that shared the company’s values and vision for its continued growth and operations, and they found those qualities in Ryds Bilglas.

Grant Thorton and TLT were supporting the shareholders throughout the sales process.

Anders Jensen, Chief Executive of Ryds Bilglas, says that the group is a major player in Scandinavia, but entering UK is a key step for their plans for global expansion. He says that the company sees Mobile Windscreens and National Windscreens stands for high quality and continuous development, which, of course, leads to satisfied customers.

Mobile Windscreens is a large member of the UK’s National Windscreens consortium, which is considered by some to be the second largest UK VGRR specialist.

 

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TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Boat | Comments Off on TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

According to TAT or Tourism Authority of Thailand, travellers are advised to be vigilant when traveling during the monsoon season. Those who are planning visit Thailand dive sites should make sure to follow safety guidelines that have been put in place by the country to avoid accidents and unfortunate occurrence.

When visiting the country during the monsoon season, tourists should be updated with the daily weather of the area where they are in. They can find official updates from the Thai Meteorological Department or TMD. The department will be able to forecasts upcoming heavy rains, storms especially rough weathers among other things. Regular alerts are also posted by the TMD with regards to mud slide, regular flood and flash flood. For those going near the Andaman Sea, updated about coastal threats and high waves can also be predicted by the department.

In case of a particularly heavy monsoon rain, it is possible for the tour operators to suspend or delay the tourist activities they have scheduled beforehand because the responsibility rests on their shoulders. It is more likely if there are known risks in terms of the tourists’ safety and health or if there are threats present.

Activities that are most likely to be suspended or delayed include ferry transfers, white-water rafting, diving, mountain trekking, sailing, zip lining, snorkelling and bungee jumping. It is common for tourists to hunt for Thailand dive sites but this activity is suspended especially during the rainy season. Majority of the activities in tourist hots pots, however, are operating as usual.

The monsoon season of the southwestern part of Thailand starts on the month of May until October while the heavy rains are usually experienced on September. Phuket has the highest number of rains all year round because it is close to the Andaman Sea. Monsoon season means that majority of the tiny islands in the country are close to tourists.

For those boarding a ferry from one island to another, the trips are choppier during monsoon and there are weather updates every hour which will determine if the trips will continue or not. It is best to go during the summer months when checking out Thailand dive sites in order to avoid accidents.

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Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Events | Comments Off on Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

The stone wall tiles come in various sizes, colours and patterns. For this reason, you can be overwhelmed when your left to choose the right wall tiles for your bathroom, kitchen or any other rooms in your house. Below are some tips in making you choose the best wall tiles for your project:

Neutral Colours Mean Larger Rooms

If you choose neutral or light colours with bigger tiles, you’ll make a small room look bigger. It will also be easier and faster to lay and grout. If you use lesser grout, you can do less cleaning.

Have a Tidy Look

Consider the space you plan to cover before opting for stone wall tiles.  For flat areas, bigger tiles provide a tidier look. For smaller or curved areas, mosaic tiles are ideal for flexibility.

Use Specific Wall Tiles

Stick to tiles designed for use on walls. Tiles made for the flooring may be too heavy and will not work on walls. Although there are exceptions, many wall tiles are created lighter to allow easy installation and maintenance.

Emphasise Your Style

Mix and match rectangular wall tiles with strips of marble or glass mosaics to complement the furnishings surrounding the room. Choose colours that highlight the dimension of the room. Choose stone wall tiles that work with the purpose of every room.

Easy to Clean

If you were to add wall tiles in your kitchen, cover more areas to protect it from running water, keep it easier to clean, while adding style to your kitchen. Generally, wall tiles are easier to clean rather than painted timber or concrete.

Modern or Soft

Rectified wall tiles will enhance a modern room, while padded edge tiles will modify the look of the room. Rectified wall tiles are tiles cut on accurate sizes allowing them to be laid closely. The rectified tile is beneficial when you use less grout to prevent dirt and grime. It also implies that lesser cleaning is required.

Certainly, you need to choose stone wall tiles from reputable providers. They are the experts when it comes to various wall tiles to use and they can surely recommend high-quality products to use.

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Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Business | Comments Off on Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Rayong, a small fishing town isn’t very popular, as compared to its neighbours like the Koh Islands, Pattaya and Bangkok. However, it has managed to exude its authentic charm and has been a favourite among young urbanites. It is accessible from Bangkok through a two-hour drive and a 45-minute ferry ride from KohSamet. To explore the unspoiled beach town, you need to stay in a marvellous hotel rooms in Rayong for your accommodation.

With its immaculate beaches, beautiful foliage, hustling markets, local sites, and vibrant nightlife, you can spend a magnificent holiday in Rayong. So below are what you can do in this area:

  • Mae Ramphung Beach

Walk on the soft gold sands of the eastern coast at Mae Ramphung Beach. Here you’ll find a long line of casuarina trees, while the beach offers you several food shacks offering local delights and delectable seafood. The beach is so perfect for swimming, paddling or simply relaxing with an ice-cold drink. The beach is cut in half by a delightful park of palm-fringed gardens, so you have a perfect place to rest. You may want hotel rooms in Rayong near the beach.

  • KhaoChamao-Khao Wong National Park

This national park nurtures tropical forests with plentiful flora and fauna. You can trail down the wilderness and see the wildlife resting in their natural habitat. Aside from the breath-taking scenery it provides, you can provide yourself some tent or lodges for adventurers. Or better, you can ensure your booked in hotel rooms in Rayong for convenience.

  • Rayong Aquarium

It’s a tourist spot most suited for all ages. Here you’ll find diverse marine lives of stingrays, sharks, turtles, and wide range of colourful fishes like the clown fish. In the aquarium, you’ll also find the fossil museum where you see extinct animals and rare species. There are also exhibitions like the lives of fishermen and their fishing tools. So, if you’re coming to Rayong with your kids, this place is a must-see.

Rayong will allow you to see its untouched beauty. It’s an ideal destination for sunseekers. So, ensure that you’re booked in the nearest hotel rooms in Rayong for your accommodation. You will see how convenient it is to move around and see the best of this beautiful, small town.

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Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Flower | Comments Off on Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Rose, chrysanthemum, and orchid cut flowers are some of the popular products of the floriculture industry in the Philippines, but statistics show that there has been a decrease in production up to 4.94% since 2016.

 

Statistics

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the production of chrysanthemum, rose, and orchid cut flowers reached its peak in 2004 at 23, 618 metric tonnes. However, this level of production did not go well over the years as between 2004 and 2018, there has been a steady decline, as shown in the data gathered by the PSA.

 

Rising prices

The decreasing production of the flowers has led to price increase in such a short period of time. Wilma Eron, a local flower vendor, explained that she had to increase the price of the flowers she sells in just a matter of seven days. Wow Juanson, another florist and vendor, explains that the prices rely on the suppliers. He adds that if the supply is low, the suppliers can increase the price because they know that others don’t really have much choice but to buy.

 

Competition

Managing Director for Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants Incorporated Angel P. Puentespina says that the country is facing tough competition against the floriculture industry in Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China.

 

Challenges

However, the declining production of flowers is just a sign of a greater problem, says Puentespina. She cites climate change as a major factor in the production of the majority of cut flowers in the country. She explains that there were areas that used to be cooler before, but because of climate change, these places have become warmer. This, in turn, makes the place and the plants growing in it more susceptible to insects and other pests. This is already a challenge in and of itself, but farmers then have to spend more on insecticides, which is yet another problem. She adds that smarter farming techniques need to be followed to help the flowers thrive despite the challenges that are arising, like using secure greenhouses, instead of nets for shade. She believes that addressing climate change would help improve production and encourage investors.

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