5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAutomobileNew Year’s Resolutions Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Signs of life for the Highland ManorNext articleA final resolution for 2017: Volunteer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear At the beginning of the year, people tend to make new year’s resolutions, the tradition is one that has been around for about 4,000 years, since the Babylonians. While often times our resolutions are health or even finance-related, there are other things that we can improve in our lives as well, like taking care of our house or even our car. Cars are a big investment and we rely heavily on the ability to drive places, so here are 5 new year’s resolutions for your vehicle you should try in 2018.1. Check-upsLike us humans visit our doctors for regular check-ups and physicals, our vehicles need regular maintenance too. This includes replacing filters, getting oil changes, adding performance and fuel enhancements and cleaners, rotating and balancing the tires, checking fluid levels and more. Doing maintenance like this extends the life of your vehicle, keeps your gas mileage high, and reduces emissions, which protects our environment. In the long run, regular check-ups save you money. as it reduces the amount of unexpected repairs you might experience.2. CleaningsOur cars need regular cleaning. Washing the outside of the car and applying the proper protectants keeps the paint looking shiny and new and cleaning the interior windows, dashes, and upholstery keeps our vehicle in good condition.3. Drive SafelyOne of the most important things for our personal health is being safe. It’s obvious, but our car’s personal health is dependent upon us being a safe driver. Whether it means following the speed limit, being observant of others around us, paying attention to the road, not using devices while driving, or even not driving in hazardous conditions when possible, being a safe driver means that our cars maintain their beautiful physique and everyone inside remains safe and intact.4. Know Your VehicleAgain, your car is a big investment, so get to know it. This plays into the previous three resolutions – knowing your vehicle makes maintaining the car easier for the owner. Know your car’s history, abide by the instructions in the manual, keep records of work done on your car. Paying attention to the way your car functions and knowing when something seems off can help you deal with any repairs needed and possibly even save you money if a problem is recognized early on.5. Let it Go (if necessary)While we may be get attached to our vehicle, know when its time to say goodbye. If the cost of maintenance and repairs are more than the actual value of the car, then it’s time to find a new vehicle and stop wasting money. Buying a new vehicle will not only often save you money in gas, but also in maintenance and repair costs. In some cases, it may even lower the cost of your insurance.last_img read more

Court acquits owner and editor of Armenian weekly

first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s acquittal of Serkis Seropyan, the main owner of the Armenian-Turkish newspaper Agos, and his editor, Aris Nalci, on charges of “trying to obstruct a fair trial” by publishing an editorial that criticised the one-year suspended prison sentences imposed on three of its journalists.The three Agos journalists included Arat Dink, the son of the Agos editor Hrant Dink, who was murdered in January 2007. They were convicted for reprinting an interview Hrant Dink gave to Reuters in 2006 in which he mentioned the Armenian genocide.“We hail the acquittal of Seropyan and Nalci but the prosecution should not have been brought in the first place as it shows that Dink’s murder has not sufficed to deter those who still think it is a crime just to mention an historical event, the Armenian genocide,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Prosecuting journalists in order to put pressure on society is a practice that must stop.”They were acquitted by a criminal court in the Istanbul district of Sisli at the request of a new prosecutor, Mucahit Ercan, who yesterday said in court that the editorial’s content “remained within the scope of free expression.” The previous prosecutor, Isa Dalgiç, had called on 26 May for them to be sentenced to three years in prison under article 299 of the criminal code. The offending editorial was published in Agos on 9 November 2007. Seropyan and Nalci were summoned by the public prosecutor’s office on 16 January of this year and ordered to pay a fine of 23,500 euros. When they refused to pay, the public prosecutor’s office decided to take them to court.As he left the Sisli court building yesterday, Agos lawyer Kemal Aytaç condemned the way journalists continue to be harassed. “This trial should never have taken place,” he said. “Their acquittal proves it. Even when you are cleared by the courts, the fact that you have been prosecuted has an effect. And some, like Hrant Dink, pay for it with their lives.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law June 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits owner and editor of Armenian weekly Receive email alertslast_img read more

Cato Institute founder Ed Crane to speak September 22

first_imgEdward Crane III, President of the Cato Institute, will speak on “The Prospects for Liberty” at Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, University Amphitheatre, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 7 pm.Ed Crane is the founder and president of the Cato Institute. Under his leadership, Cato has grown to become one of the nation’s most prominent public policy research organizations. Crane has been a pioneer in framing the political debate as one, not between liberal and conservative, but rather between civil society (the voluntary sector) and political society (government power).Crane was at the forefront of promoting personal accounts for Social Security reform and was one of the first national leaders of the term limits movement. He is the coeditor of several books, publisher of Regulation magazine, and is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.He is a chartered financial analyst and former vice president at Alliance Capital Management Corp. Crane’s writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times and Forbes. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and other national media. Crane holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Southern California.“I have known Ed Crane for thirty years, and every time I hear or read him, I learn something new and important.” – John McClaughry (Vice President, EAI)The Sheraton Economic Series is sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, hosted by the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, and cosponsored by the Vermont Economy Newsletter, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Tiger, True North Radio, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.Reservations not necessary – no admission chargeSource: Ethan Allen Institute www.ethanallen.org(link is external)last_img read more

Penultimate overs cost Warriors against Tallawahs

first_imgTHE Guyana Amazon Warriors lost their opening match on home soil to the Jamaica in the penultimate over according to middle-order batsman Jason Mohammed.Mohammed, who was at the crease when the Warriors required seven runs from six balls, spoke candidly last evening about his side’s loss.“I think it went wrong in the second to last over only getting five runs. I think that was a crucial point and the last over. We did not start off the over well and then losing the wicket sent everything downhill.”He added, “I think we batted well, the wicket was a difficult one to score quickly on; we saw that when both teams batted. I think we chased well but the second-to-last over is where we suffered..Overconfidence never stepped in according to the Trinidadian, who added, “No, I wouldn’t say that, as I said before, it was a good run chase and just the last over, especially the second to last over. It was very disappointing that we couldn’t get over the line.He pinpointed slowness and lowness of the pitch, saying that the unit expected more of out of the centre of the Guyana National Stadium.Looking to the future and the side’s chances of getting into the playoffs, the batsman acknowledged that the task is a daunting one but they must find a way to overcome the Trinbago Knight Riders today.“We are going to have to come up with ways of combating them (Trinbago),” Mohammed said, adding that they have one day to do so.last_img read more

IRISH-BRED SEPTEMBER STARS IMPRESSIVE IN U.S. DEBUT AS SHE TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; TRAINED BY GALLAGHER, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.16

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2017)–A bit rank early, Irish-bred September Stars leveled off when it counted under Gary Stevens, as she took Thursday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a measured length while getting a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:48.16.  Idle since well beaten in England on Sept. 23, September Stars is trained by Paddy Gallagher.Breaking from the rail in a field of six older fillies and mares, September Stars, a 4-year-old filly, was a handful with Stevens under the wire the first time, but settled some down the backstretch.  A close fourth behind a three-horse spread turning for home, Stevens angled to the rail furlong out and September Stars rocketed to the lead and won in-hand late over Mrs. Norris, who had first run on her turning for home.“I saw that she had pulled some in her races over there (England),” said Stevens.  “Wow…she’s got some gears.”Off at 5-1, September Stars paid $13.40, $6.60 and $3.80.  Owned by Andrew Rosen and Edward Easton, she picked up $33,600 for the win, increasing her earnings to $49,201.  She now has three wins from nine career starts.“She had trained nice,” said Gallagher, himself born and bred on the Emerald Isle.  “A mile and one eighth looks like a really good distance for her.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Mrs. Norris, who finished 2 ½ lengths in front of Sweet Dragon Fly, was off at 6-1 and paid $5.60 and $3.40.English-bred Sweet Dragon Fly, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, was off at 9-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Heavily favored at even money, Radiantly, who was ridden by Brice Blanc, was done three furlongs from home and finished fifth.Fractions on the race were 23.61, 48.25, 1:12.66 and 1:36.89.last_img read more