Volvo Electric Trucks in Australia

Volvo Electric Trucks in Australia

Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks. This is Volvo's largest electric truck order to date in Australia. The trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.

The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia's carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight*, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric.

The Australian freight giant Team Global Express has now placed an order for 36 Volvo trucks of the model Volvo FL Electric. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5,5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.

"It's clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero emission transports. Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers. We have the broadest electric truck line up in the industry, which makes it possible to electrify a large part of heavy transports already today," says Martin Merrick, President, Volvo Group Australia.

The electric trucks have zero tailpipe emissions and produces less noise than conventional trucks, which benefits both drivers and city residents.

Only truck brand with a full electric range ready to order 

Volvo Trucks is the only global truck manufacturer with a full range of electric truck in series production already today. The company's target is that half of its global total sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030.

The Volvo FL Electric: Can operate at a total weight of 16 tonnes. Will be equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs for increased range and improved charging performance. Utilises a 600-volt single motor electric drive system and a 2-speed automated transmission.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,200 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries across the globe. In 2021 approximately 123,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks' work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.

Star Actors in Melbourne

Star Actors in Melbourne

In 2023, Melbourne is set to be home to some of the world's most renowned actors. Undoubtedly, the city's vibrant arts scene will provide the perfect backdrop for these talented performers to shine. Audiences will be treated to a wealth of talent, from up-and-coming stars to established veterans. As you can imagine, this will be a golden age for Melbourne's theatre and film industry. Also, the city's vibrant theatre scene will provide a mouth-watering stage for many talented performers to showcase their skills. From Shakespeare to contemporary plays, audiences will be treated to a wide range of theatrical experiences. With its world-class theatres, Melbourne is the perfect place for actors to make their mark on the global stage.

Many admit the city of Melbourne has produced some of Australia's finest film stars. Yes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present, Melbourne has been home to many of the industry's biggest names. Some of the most famous Melbourne-born film stars include actors like Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana and Naomi Watts. It includes directors like George Miller and Baz Luhrmann. Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett are other excellent profiles.

Further, Melbourne has provided the setting for some of the most iconic films ever made, including Mad Max, The Castle and The Great Gatsby. With such a rich film history, it's little wonder that Melbourne is often referred to as the 'Hollywood of the South'. So, if you're a fan of film but have never been there, why not add Melbourne to your must-visit list?

Pundits recognize this city as home to Australia's top film stars. From famous Hollywood names like Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts to local legends like Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce, the city has produced great talent. Melbourne has always had a strong film industry; it's no surprise that great actors and actresses have come from the city. With its strong theatre scene and many world-class film schools, Melbourne has proved to be the perfect place to nurture budding talent.

There are many great Melbourne-based film stars. Here's a profile of some of Melbourne's favourite stars: Hugh Jackman- this is one of the most recognizable actors. Interestingly, Jackman got his start in Melbourne theatre before making it big in Hollywood. Next is Naomi Watts – another huge Hollywood star; Naomi Watts was born and raised in Melbourne; she's made it big in the local film circles. Another star is Russell Crowe – he's one of the most successful actors of his generation; Russell Crowe is a true Melbourne icon. Guy Pearce comes next – this is another hugely popular actor both in Australia and internationally. Guy Pearce is the quintessential Melbourne-based star. If you're a fan of film, be sure to check out some of their work.

Undoubtedly, 2022 was another big year for Australian film. Some anticipated releases included "The Great Gatsby", "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". All these are massive hits; they're among the top films of the year. Other notable releases include "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", "X-Men: Days of Future Past", and "Godzilla". With so many great films, 2023 is set to be an excellent year for moviegoers in Melbourne. Whatever your taste in film, there's sure to be something for you in 2023.

There's no denying that Melbourne is a hotbed of filmmaking talent. Some of the world's top film stars have come from this great city, and many will follow. Melbourne's leading actors have achieved global fame and critical acclaim for their work in various films. Melbourne ranks among the world's great film cities. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the city's cinemas to see the latest Hollywood blockbusters and independent films from around the world. Here are some great films for the city's big screens:

Avengers: Infinity War - The third instalment in the popular Avengers franchise is sure to be one of the biggest films of the year. Black Panther is another highly anticipated Marvel film; this work features some of the most popular superhero characters of the last few years. The next is Solo: A Star Wars Story; the film is acclaimed as the second Star Wars spin-off film- it focuses on the early years of fan favourite Han Solo.

Another excellent work is the Ocean's Eight, an all-female reboot of the popular Ocean's Eleven franchise. The film features an all-star cast, including the legendary Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Mindy Kaling. Finally, The Incredibles 2 - here's a long-awaited sequel to the beloved Pixar fil; it features the return of the Parr superheroes family.

Austral Gold Expanded Drilling Program

Austral Gold Expanded Drilling Program

Austral Gold Limited is pleased to announce the start of a new drilling campaign at the Casposo-Manantiales Project located in the province of San Juan, Argentina. The Company plans to drill approximately 4,000 metres of diamond drilling ("DD") in 16 DD holes. The focus of the drilling program is to follow up on the results achieved in previous drilling campaigns at the Manantiales vein disclosed in the 27 July 2022 and 26 October 2021 media releases. The drilling program plans to define the upside of the northern and southern ore-shoots and explore the potential to the South and North at the protected blocks related to the Vallecito reverse fault. To date, 2,313 metres were drilled in 12 DD holes and total exploration costs were US$1.2 million.

Exploration activities are also ongoing at the Cerro Amarillo Project, including mapping and sampling of trenches in the areas where we previously identified high-gold grades through rock-chip sampling (figure 3). The new drilling program is also expected to include three to four drill holes in the Cerro Amarillo Project to test mineralisation continuity at depth. In addition, following the news release dated 27 July 2022, the last four pending assays from Fabiola and Awada (Cerro Amarillo Project) were received and there are no significant results to report.

Chief Executive Officer, Stabro Kasaneva commented: "We are pleased to commence the next phase of diamond drilling at Casposo-Manantiales. We are doubling the number of metres to be drilled in this phase based on high gold grades of > 10 g/t received in our most recent drilling program. Austral Gold's objective at Casposo-Manantiales is to restart mining operations as we have established infrastructure including a 1,500 tpd crushing circuit agitation leach and Merrill Crowe processing plant, which is currently on care and maintenance."

Technical information in this media release that relates to Exploration Results is based on work supervised, or compiled on behalf of Robert Trzebski, a Director of the Company. Dr. Trzebski, who is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and qualifies as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' consents to the inclusion of the technical information that he has reviewed and approved or has been compiled on his behalf.

Austral Gold Limited is a gold and silver explorer and mining producer whose strategy is to expand the life of its cash generating assets in Chile, restart its Casposo-Manantiales mine complex in Argentina and build a portfolio of quality assets in Chile, the USA and Argentina organically through exploration and via acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Austral owns a 100% interest in the Guanaco/Amancaya mines in Chile and the Casposo-Manantiales mine complex (currently on care and maintenance) in Argentina, a non-controlling interest in the Rawhide Mine in Nevada, USA and a non-controlling interest in Ensign Gold which holds the Mercur project in Utah, USA.

In addition, Austral owns an attractive portfolio of exploration projects in the Paleocene Belt in Chile (including those acquired in the 2021 acquisition of Revelo Resources Corp), a noncontrolling interest in Pampa Metals and a 100% interest in the Pingüino project and a 51% interest in the Sierra Blanca project, both in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Austral Gold Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: AGLD) and the Australian Securities Exchange. (ASX: AGD).

Snapplify announces expansion in Australia

Snapplify announces expansion in Australia

Global edtech company Snapplify has officially expanded in Australia, bringing free e-library technology, educational resources, and time-saving teaching tools to the country. This follows the company's expansion across Africa and the UK, where Snapplify has offices.

Attending Melbourne Edtech Week last week, Snapplify CEO Wesley Lynch said: 'Our edtech solutions have been built to address challenges faced by educational institutions – meaning that we have focused on increasing access to top-quality content and resources; ensuring that educational materials can be accessed offline; empowering schools with integrated literacy intervention tools; and perhaps most importantly, saving teachers time so that they can do what they do best: teach.'

Recent research has suggested that Australian teachers' work has not only intensified in recent years, but that they have higher workloads and fewer resources than their global counterparts.

'Snapplify's technology is widely applicable and already being used by thousands of educational institutions (primary to tertiary) across 25+ countries,' notes Lynch.

With increased access to content and teaching resources, over 100 000 teachers are using Snapplify's solutions to promote reading, build 21st-century skills, and save time. 'We know we can make a positive impact to education in Australia and we're excited about building relationships here,' said Lynch.

Snapplify's edtech solutions allow educators and institutions to:

Buy and sell teacher-created resources via Snapplify's Teacha! resource marketplace ( for teachers and parents.

Run a free digital library alongside integrated, science-backed literacy and reading-skill development programmes.

Ensure student access on- and off-campus, and enable students to read and learn offline, on any device.

Increase accessibility of learning materials with accessibility features, including text-to-speech, large-print, and dyslexia fonts.

Utilise analytics to spot gaps and inform teaching strategies.

Centralise user management with single sign-on solutions and identity management that support institutions' existing active directory systems.

Make e-learning adoption easier by integrating with their favourite tools: from Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, to Moodle, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Blackboard, and hundreds more LMSes.

Established in South Africa in 2012, the company has seen impressive traction in recent years. In 2020, the company acquired Teacha! (, diversifying Snapplify's fast-growing educational portfolio, and highlighting the edtech company's already established position as a serious contender in the global e-learning market.

Snapplify is a global edtech company specialising in education technology solutions that take the 21st-century campus to the next level. Thousands of educational institutions around the world use Snapplify every day to teach, learn, and access educational content.

Established in 2012, the company has expanded into 25+ territories, with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Europe, the UK, and the US.

Snapplify's has received global recognition for its transformational education solutions. Most recently, Snapplify was an Edtech Awards (2022) finalist, was awarded an EdTech Breakthrough Award for Industry Leadership (2021); was a Bett Award (2020) finalist in the Innovator of the Year category; was shortlisted for the global Reimagine Education E-learning Award (2021) and named the overall winner of the Reimagine Education Africa Region Gold Award (2020 & 2021); and was included on the esteemed HolonIQ EdTech 50 list (2020 & 2021) – honours that are indicative of the company's calibre in tech innovations.