30 Dec

MURPHY STILL IN THE DRIVING SEAT WITH INISHOWEN MOTORS

first_imgPromoted postOwner of Inishowen Motors Seamus McLaughlin and Michael Murphy along with sale man Padraig Kelly and new Kia Sportage.Glenswilly player and Donegal captain Michael Murphy continues to drive ahead with Inishowen Motors.Earlier this week, the Letterkenny and Malin dealership presented Michael with a state of the art 151 Kia Sportage. The Kia Sportage combines a successful blend of car elegance and finesse mixed with urban SUV prowess. Key features include large swept-back headlamps, a swooping coupé-like roofline and a sports-car-like ratio between sheet metal and glass.Inishowen Motors owner Seamus McLaughlin and Michael Murphy argue over the keys of the new Kia Sportage. Pic by Clive Wasson.The Sportage’s sporty styling makes it the perfect vehicle for the Donegal captain. The bold, arrow mesh fronte grille and distinctive Bar Radiator Grille complements the Kia Sportage’s overall design and the chrome-accented body-colour bumpers create a clean, contemporary look. The roof rails offer a variety of options to mount accessories and add to the sporty, stylish look.The new Sportage boasts a host of features including a panoramic sunroof and solar control glass (in the windshield and front door windows) to reduce interior heat build-up on rare sunny days. On colder days, heating elements in the glass help keep mirrors frost-free to improve visibility and the Active Eco System proactively controls parts of the engine, transmission, and air conditioning to deliver optimal fuel economy.The Kia Sportage comes with a cutting edge audio system which has over 130 channels, including 69 that give 100% commercial-free music and entertainment. Bluetooth wireless technology ensures hands-free connectivity that allows for convenient adjusting of radio volume, changing of channels, handling calls with Bluetooth enabled phones, and adjusting cruise control settings—all from the steering wheel. The intuitively mounted controls will help the Donegal captain maintain focus on the road and keep both hands on the wheel. Seamus McLaughlin of Inishowen Motors said: ‘Inishowen Motors is delighted to present Michael with the Kia Sportage. We’re very proud of our partnership with him and are delighted to support him in any way we can. The Kia Sportage’s sporty styling, cool design, state of the art accessories and seven year warranty, make it the perfect fit for the Donegal captain.”Adding to this Michael Murphy said: “I’d like to say a sincere thank you to Seamus and all the Inishowen Motors team for their support over the years. It’s very much appreciated and I love driving my Kia Sportage’.Inishowen Motors has two dealerships in Donegal: one in Malin and one just outside Letterkenny, in Drumkeen. The business is owned and run by the McLaughlin family and has been in operation for 44 years with two and three generations of customers. Known for offering the best choice of top quality affordable vehicles, Inishowen Motors serves the whole county, as well as the wider northwest region.For more information on Inishowen Motors visit www.inishowenmotors.ie or contact the sales team at Inishowen Motors, Drumkeen on 074 91 34567 or email info@inishowenmotors.ie MURPHY STILL IN THE DRIVING SEAT WITH INISHOWEN MOTORS was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Inishowen MotorsMichael Murphylast_img read more

14 Sep

3 Things You Need To Know About PwCs Magazine Media Outlook

first_imgDigital growth is coming, but its still far from becoming the central pillar of magazine media, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook. Change Is Slow: While a few consumer magazines already rely on digital for a majority of their revenue, most of the industry still relies heavily on print—PwC’s data suggests print ads will generate roughly 3- or 4-times more revenue than digital will this year. It’s not surprising that the print-digital revenue mix is changing over time, but it’ll continue to happen gradually through 2019. Even five-years down the road, print revenue will still account for nearly two-thirds of ad spending. Here’s what publishers need to know: Digital Editions Don’t Matter: Consumer magazines get almost all their circulation revenue from print, and that’s not about to change. Even as the world gets inundated with devices—PwC forecasts that smartphone ownership will double by 2019—digital editions will still only generate a small fraction of what print does. B2B Should Be Abroad: Total magazine revenue will track upward through 2019, largely on the strength of a 1.5-percent compound annual growth rate in trade magazines, spurred by performance in foreign markets. B2B media thrives in growing economies as companies look to enhance market intel, and countries like Peru and China, the report says, will see the fastest growth in total trade magazine revenue, with CAGRs of 8.5 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively. Overall, the industry is rebounding from several years of declines, and is expected to increase total global revenue in each of the next five years, topping out at $97.42 billion in 2019, up from $95.33 billion last year. Now in its 16th year, the report provides a five-year forecast based on advertiser and consumer spending data and commentary. (Interestingly, the report argues that ebooks will have an easier time than digital magazines in displacing print predecessors. In countries with high tablet penetration, like the U.S., ebooks will make up more than 40 percent of total book revenue by 2019.)last_img read more

10 Sep

ZF wants to put airbags on the outside of your car

first_img Post a comment 2019 BMW X2 M35i review: A fun, potent little crossover More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK Tags 0center_img Share your voice It’s not unusual for a car to have a half-dozen or more airbags these days, everywhere from side-pillars to seatbelts. With little room left for more inside the cabin, ZF is working on a concept for an airbag that goes outside the car to protect against one of the most dangerous types of crashes: side impacts. A side-impact collision, where a car is either struck by another from the side or slides sideways into an object, poses great threats to the car’s occupants because the crumple zones are so small compared to the front or the rear. Side-curtain airbags inside the cabin help to protect occupants after the collision, but ZF’s concept airbags would actually deploy before the crash and create a crucial buffer. According to ZF, the system uses cameras, radar and lidar to identify an unavoidable crash, all the sorts of systems commonly found on autonomous vehicles. Once detected, the system triggers in just 150 milliseconds, inflating a large bag from beneath the car that stretches between the A and C pillars. The result, ZF says, is a significant reduction in the amount of force transferred to the occupants, potentially reducing injury or even, in the case of a small fender-bender, preventing damage to the car. No word on when we might see these deployed on the road, but with more and more production cars including advanced sensing systems like those required here, it may be only a few years off.  2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs Auto Techlast_img read more