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Gene Simmons visits Hard Rock Cafe, Sydney, Australia - 10th March 2013


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Hard Rock Cafe, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia


Hard Rock Cafe, Sydney

Located in the beautiful waterfront setting of Darling Harbour, Hard Rock Cafe Sydney is close to the central business district, and surrounded by a wide selection of key tourist attractions including Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney, Madame Tussauds, Powerhouse Museum, Maritime Museum and IMAX theatre.

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney has a capacity for 500+ guests and includes a lounge bar, outdoor balcony dining and a live music space and is open 7 days a week from lunch til late.

Our menu offers a huge selection from entree starters to main meals including legendary burgers, amazing ribs, salads and sandwiches. Our cocktails are to die for and with some of our signature cocktails, the price includes the glass, so you get to take it home!

A kids menu is also available.

Hard Rock Cafe's famous range of memorabilia is available in our Rock Shops - located on the ground floor and first floor of the restaurant.

With a total of 171 venues in 51 countries, including 134 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe.



Australia’s only Aston Martin One-77 at the 2012 motor show - 12th October 2012

“The One-77 was first revealed to the world in concept form three years ago".

Australian International Motor Show press release

Aston Martin One-77 to come out of hiding for AIMS 2012.

The Australian International Motor Show can confirm that one of the most exclusive vehicles in the world, an Aston Martin One-77 will take centre stage at this year’s Show at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The only Aston Martin One-77 in Australia and one of just 77 in the world, this vehicle is considered by many to be one of the most sought-after and expensive supercars on earth, initially costing over 1.2 million pounds.

Hand-crafted in England, the One-77 is billed by Aston Martin as its definitive sports car – a vehicle that epitomises everything Aston Martin is from technology, hand-craftsmanship of the hand rolled aluminium panels to the attention to detail. “I am very proud and excited that an Aston Martin One-77 will be on display at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show,” said Russ Tyrie, Show Director.

“The One-77 was first revealed to the world in concept form three years ago, and this year, Australians will be able to see one in all its glory after its owner has generously allowed for it to be on public display, only months after taking possession.”

A thrilling fusion of advanced technology and stunning design, the One-77 combines a carbon fibre monocoque structure and aluminium body panels with a 7.3 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 559kW and 750Nm. The two door sports coupe achieves 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 350km/h.

“In the creation of the One-77, Aston Martin wanted to create a car closer to art than the automobile and it has certainly achieved that,” said Tyrie. “The One-77 is unique, it is like no other Aston Martin or supercar ever engineered and we are confident it will be a talking point of this year’s Australian International Motor Show,” said Tyrie.

The 2012 Australian International Motor Show will be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour and will open daily at 10am from October 19 to 28.

For further information about the Show and to buy tickets online to save, visit the AIMS 2012 website.




Australasian Gaming Expo report from Sydney; Australia - Day 3 - 23rd August 2012

Creative arts for Paltronics by Human Statue Bodyart

Photo by Eva Rinaldi Photography

Today was the 3rd day for the most high profile and successful gaming expo in Australia - the Australasian Gaming Expo, which is being hosted by the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. It's gaming, gambling, technology, sales...even creative arts elements and much more.
It's a key time for the gaming industry in Australia with all the regulation elements, responsible gambling initiatives and such, and most of the big boys of the industry were on hand to show off their wares, with some exhibitors demonstrating significant creative flair to help showoff their latest and greatest wares.

Our friends at Human Statue Bodyart were back again and they had a couple of body models made up in bodypaint (Anastasia as a butterfly and Victoria as a panda) - complete with wings and sparkles, for leading gaming brand Paltronics and its latest game 'Jungle Madness'.

The expo centre itself is huge - 15,000 square metres (about the size of an Aussie Rules football oval) and this provided more than ample opportunity for over 750 slot games on display.

The Australasian Gaming Expo is by far the largest event of its type in Australia and one of the world’s biggest.

We learned through the grapevine that a trip for 2 to Las Vegas will be won by a lucky visitor on each of the 3 days of the Expo, and this is compliments of the Gaming Technologies Association which owns the event. It's understood the winner of the trip will be named later this afternoon.

It's tipped over 20,000 people have walked through the games expo thus far, with those in the business being the majority, and no doubt a few punters, checked through the gates (but note that the games on display do not accept coins or notes).

Well done to everyone associated with the success of the expo and we'll see you there again next year.

Australasian Gaming Expo www.austgamingexpo.com
Gaming Technologies Association www.gamingta.com
PALtronics Australasia www.paltronics.com.au
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre www.scec.com.au
Human Statue Bodyart www.humanstatuebodyart.com.au
Human Statue Bodyart Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/humanstatuebodyart
Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography
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Casino News Media www.casinonewsmedia.com


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James Packer Casino King Tribute To Alan Jones Media King, by Greg Tingle - 5th November 2010

In a very special getting together in Sydney, Australia's gambling king, and up and coming media tycoon, James Packer, has paid tribute to Australian radio broadcasting legend Alan Jones, in a powerful and emotional speech. Media Man crosses now to the action...

Australian media and gambling business champion, James Packer, gave a powerful, emotional and heartfelt address overnight in tribute to talkback radio king and racing identity Alan Jones.

For the uninitiated, Jones is every part the living legend of media, racing and people power circles. Jones and the guest were celebrating his 25 years as a broadcaster in a glitz event at Sydney's Darling Harbour. Media Man favorite gambling tycoon, Packer headlined the impressive event.

Let's go through some of the highlights...

Packer's voice got croaky after describing how Jones had assisted thousands of people, many totally anonymously, showing just how giving of heart and spirit the great man was.

"Alan, no one will ever take your place. You are without peer my friend," Packer said, looking to get touch teary eyed.

Earlier in the evening he told the story of how his late father, Kerry Packer, has encouraged and then persuaded Jones to give up politics for life as a media commentator on Network Nine and then onto Radio 2UE, and before then representing competitor 2GB Radio.

"What do you want to be son...the Prime Minister or a millionaire," KP (Kerry Packer) said to Jones.

"Alan took the money, not the box."

The magical night, which was hosted by advertising and media legend John Singleton and attended by the whose who of politics, media, and arts, also featured tributes from people as diverse as Liberal Party powerbroker Michael Kroger and pop icons Human Nature.

Jones's long-time colleague at 2UE and a veteran of more than 6 decades in radio, John Brennan said Jones was the best broadcaster he had ever heard because of his ability to connect with listeners and his efficiency of description.

"I think that Alan Jones is the Roger Federer of radio," he wasn't afraid to share with the audience.

Even former Aussie prime minister John Howard touched on a remark from Packer that Jones would "pick and stick" by his mates and friends, describing the legend as "an Australian who never let his cobbers down".

He said Jones, more than anyone else, understood the power of talkback radio to influence politics.

"Alan has understood the temperament and the nature of the Australian people They don't like being told by self-appointed cultural dietitians that we should be ashamed of our past - Alan understood that", Howard shared.

He said he had appreciated Jones's support while in office and paid tribute to the broadcaster's record of winning a massive 155 radio ratings surveys.

Jones, who went on to speak last, said Howard was in his mind "the best prime minister Australia has had".

He thanked the people who attended - friends, family and other guests, including some of his listeners, as well as generously paying tribute to his support team at Radio 2GB.

Jones advised his main campaign would be against opencut mining which he thinks turns too much rich pastoral land into wastelands for profit. He elaborated and said he was hopeful he would be able to continue to make people feel better as a result of his work, both broadcasting, community and more.

"The aim of power in this world is to lift people, not crush them," he shared.

Jones has also greatly contributed to the Australia gaming and horse racing industry, with speaking on what's best for Australian racing being one of his passions. It was Jones who basically told Australian racing to lift its game or see more competition knocking on the door of Australia. Jones and his team are aware of the PartyGaming - PMU deal inked earlier this year, and Jones has also offered commentary in the past on Packer's Betfair and the like. Jones is understood to be a supported of regulated gaming and racing, and a believer in responsible gaming, as is Gambling911 and Media Man.

Well done to everyone involved, and Alan, thank you for assisting some of my mates over the years also, which in turn assisted me, and James, thank you also for the opportunity to offer commentary on you, your company, initiatives like GenerationOne, and to offer some b2b to some of your companies showcase events like Crown Casino Aussie Millions Poker Championship. It is truly appreciated and never taken for granted. Long live the Jones, Packer and 'Singo' (Singleton) legends. All Aussie champions of business, community and people power.

Wrap Up...

It was wonderful to hear about the good deeds of media tycoons wasn't it We salute both Packer, Jones, and the good folks who helped put together such a fantastic happening. It was also a nice change to read about big time Australian media players without all the agro and such. Stay tuned for more of the best on gambling, media, entertainment and sports right here.

If you have a bet, please bet with your head, not over it, and for God's sake, have fun.


Darling Harbour is a locality of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia with a large recreational, pedestrian precinct. It is situated at Sydney central business district. The locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson.

The precinct and its immediate surroundings are administered independently of the local government area of the City of Sydney, by a New South Wales state government statutory authority, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour was a key meeting venue of APEC Australia 2007.


Darling Harbour is named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, who was Governor of New South Wales from 1825 to 1831. It was originally part of the commercial port of Sydney, including the Darling Harbour Railway Goods Yard. During the Great Depression, the eastern part of Darling Harbour became known as The Hungry Mile, a reference to the waterside workers searching for jobs along the wharves. By the mid-to-late 1980s it had become largely derelict and was redeveloped as a pedestrian and tourist precinct as an initiative of then New South Wales Minister for Public Works, Laurie Brereton.

Housing and infrastructure

East Darling Harbour is now part of a massive urban renewal development, adding more high rises and public space to the Sydney CBD. The state government of New South Wales, have announced plans for the 18-hectare site to be 50% business and residential development, while the other half be open public space. The government declared plans to include "Globe St" in the renewal project. "Globe St" is a street designed to become Australia's and Asia Pacific's new "Wall St," succeeding Martin Place (also in the Sydney CBD). It will be the centre for corporate trade. The urban renewal development is not expected to be completed until 2020. East Darling Harbour will have the same postcode as Sydney, 2000, and the area is now called "Barangaroo." The name "Barangaroo" was chosen from a state competition to name the site.It also has an Overseas Passenger Terminal (Wharf 8) which is mainly used by Pacific Dawn (ship) which is the P&O Australia fleet which was previsouly served by Pacific Sun (ship) which is now based in Brisbane. MS Sun Princess which is operaterd by Princess Cruises also uses this as a home port.


The Darling Harbour precinct is home to a number of major public facilities and attractions, including:

* Harbourside Shopping Centre which includes Kingpin Bowling Alley, M9 Laser wars as well as Australia's first retail jet-Flight simulator.
* Sydney Entertainment Centre
* Paddy's Market
* Sydney's Chinese Gardens
* Tumbalong Park
* Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
* Australian National Maritime Museum (featuring museum ships including HMAS Vampire)
* Star City Casino
* Powerhouse Museum
* Sydney Aquarium
* the IMAX theatre - the largest in the world
* Sydney Wildlife World
* Aboriginal Centre
* Sega World Sydney (closed in 2000)
* Network Ten Office (1996-present)
* Seven Network Office & Studios (2005-present)

The Darling Harbour precinct is linked to the CBD by the Sydney Monorail by several stations.

Appearances in TV and film

Darling Harbour is the location of the castmates house on MTV's reality TV show, The Real World: Sydney, which aired in late 2007. The house has a large "Darling Harbour" sign along its edge, and the World Tower high rise building can be seen behind it. The Seven Network's Sydney production studios are where interior shots for Home and Away are filmed, as well as other shows such as Larry Emdur & Laura Csortan's Wheel Of Fortune (Late 2005-2006). The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, shot in Sydney, had some scenes filmed in Darling Harbor as well. Seven's Saturday morning TV Music Show "Eclipse Music TV" is filmed weekly at the precinct's shopping centre, Harbourside. (Credit: Wikipedia).




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