Senior Ticketed For Walking Too Slow; Others Try Rollerskates

An 82-year-old woman was recently issued a ticket in California for crossing a street too slowly. A police officer, who arrived on a motorcycle, told her she was obstructing traffic – and issued her a summons for $114.

Responding to the uproar caused by the curious traffic ticket, the municipality has begun to wonder if it should work out ways to help seniors cross streets without fear of incurring a penalty.

It is, of course, much too optimistic to hope that the municipality and the nation at large will speed to their rescue with such startling innovations as walk signs that last longer.

As a result, seniors, alarmed by the pricy citation, particularly those who are living on social security, are taking steps of their own, as they frantically search for ways to hurry along. Of course, electric wheelchairs have long been an option. But many simply don’t see themselves in the undeniably helpful items, at least, not until they encounter accidents due to the other resources they’ve been turning to, for instance, roller skates.

We also understand that bicycles have been selling briskly, particularly near retirement communities.

Of course, those who are fortunate enough to live with more able partners have the luxury of looking into other options, such as little red wagons and, in rural areas, wheelbarrows.

In a nutshell, seniors are turning to every possible mode of expedition they can think of, which generally means they’re equipped with the age-old facilitation of wheels.

While these alternative modes of transportation might offer suitable answers during balmier times, there is some concern about what to do when snow and ice cover the ground. Among the more daring sorts, there is talk of skis, while others are considering ice skates.

Until then, we can at least be glad that the dear recipient of the instigating ticket was not also issued points. Enough of those, and she’d have to be concerned about losing her walking license.

 

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Getting the Best Deal in Repo Auction

Repo-car means repossessed car, which is repossessed by the lender due to default or the non-payment of credit or other essentials. Repo- cars dealers offer you a second hand car at low prices but that doesn’t mean that they are not offering a better deal. It is seen that people get branded new cars or trucks at a huge discount level. You can information regarding banks’ or other government repo-car auction by searching them in the internet, newspaper, television or etc. (according to the condition). However it is not necessary that you get your dream car at lowest price.

A large number of fresh or approximately new cars get repossessed by the financial institutions everyday as thousands of people fail to clear their car mortgage or lease costs. These repossessed cars are also auctioned off in a hurry, because the rate of accumulating the cars compensates the banks’ ability to get the lost money back (similar to the police auctions, etc.). As a result, for some fortunate people who have the access to straight sources, find themselves weighed down by very cheap car offers that look unbelievable to the average car buyer. This is real and is advantageous to many car dealers.

Sometimes, it is tough to get a good deal however by carrying out a simple and regular chase on your internet, one can benefit from these great cars available in all kinds and price range. Repo Car-Auction has a database full of thousands of different cars waiting for the bid. One can convert their dream car to reality by purchasing it from government & surplus auctions! Buying a car can be a difficult and stressful process but organization like GAS makes it enjoyable and fun experience because they have thousands of repossessed vehicles with them.

However not everyone can buy cars in this manner as this source of revenue is protected for the majority of car dealerships and not journalized. The general masses might have to go through the dealer or a classified ads routine. However, several organizations have gathered enough information and access rights to be able to let their members enjoy a multitude of the direct sources, whereby one can find their next vehicle with up to 90% savings off the book value price.

Repo cars are private owned vehicle which are repossessed by the seller. They are not much used by their owners due to the default in payment. However, if the car needs repair, the sum of repair is adjusted as a bargain price in the cost of bid. Moreover, if the previous owner has some loan against the car, it could easily set-off but you must clear them at the time of consideration.

The utmost advantage of repo cars are taken by the dealers as they buy these cars at cheaper rates and invest some money in the repair and sell it off in great margin. For dealer it is the most sensible or clever work as they make a huge profit out of repossessed cars. Hence, if you are trying to search this golden opportunity, start your research ‘RIGHT NOW’.

 

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

1. Which is not a group term for birds?
A. Flock
B. Flight
C. Volery
D. Swarm

D. Swarm
TBD: Various insects can collectively be called a swarm but not birds!

2. Which of these is a fear of birds?
A. Alektorophobia
B. Astraphobia
C. Ornithophobia
D. Ouranophobia

C. Ornithophobia
TBD: Although alektorophobia was close, that is a fear of chickens! Astraphobia is the fear of lightning and Ouranophobia is the fear of heaven!

3. Which bird is NOT a bird of prey?
A. Falcon
B. Francolin
C. Hobby
D. Kestrel

B. Francolin
TBD: Any of various Eurasian or African birds of the genus Francolinus, related to and resembling the quails and partridges, which are actually the intended victims of birds of prey!

4. What is the collective name for crows?
A. A murder
B. A clutch
C. A clutter
D. A Sleuth

A. A murder
TBD: You can have a clutch of chicks, a clutter of cats, and a sleuth of bears, if anyone was wondering.

5. What is the largest living species of bird?
A. Condor
B. Eagle
C. Ostrich
D. Emu

C. Ostrich
TBD: Did you know they are omnivorous, eating grass, foliage, and any small animals they can chase down?

6. The Trochildae family of birds shares what trait?
A. They are the smallest birds
B. They are flightless birds
C. They are birds of prey
D. They are featherless birds

A. They are the smallest birds
TBD: This family includes the hummingbird.

7. Which is NOT a proper name for a group of ducks?
A. Brace
B. Flock
C. Skein
D. Team

C. Skein
TBD: Actually that was pretty tricky as you can have a skein of geese…

8. How many eyelids do birds have?
A. None
B. One
C. Two
D. Three

D. Three
TBD: They have an upper lid resembling that of humans, a lower lid that closes when a bird sleeps, and a third lid, called a nictitating membrane, that sweeps across the eye sideways, starting from the side near the beak. This lid is a thin, translucent fold of skin that moistens and cleans the eye and protects it from wind and bright light.

9. Seabirds have the longest migration patterns. How long can these trips get?
A. 20,000 miles
B. 10,000 miles
C. 5,000 miles
D. 1,000 miles

A. 20,000 miles
TBD: That’s further than many humans travel in their lifetime!

10. Can you guess how many known species of birds there are?
A. 100
B. 1,000
C. 10,000
D. 100,000

C. 10,000
TBD: This includes all modern or recently extinct species.

 

Curtains Down For The Volvo C30

“The new Volvo C30 is a cool car. A car that aims for a group of young singles, or couples, with an intense urban lifestyle.”

These were the words given out by Fredrik Arp. Arp is actually the president and the chief executive officer of Volvo Cars. And he is talking about the sporty Volvo C30. The Volvo C30 looks sporty and performs like a sports vehicle. Though it only holds two doors, it has got four seats in its interior. Although the production of this vehicle would be starting by the end of this year, the Volvo C30 would be actually sent out to the motoring public come the following year, 2007.

Arp further expresses, “These people (those who live an intense urban lifestyle) prioritize excitement in design and driving characteristics, and this car is designed to suit their taste and lifestyle.” Just like how Volvo V70 dashboard parts perfect fit all V70s, the Volvo C30 would be the car for those who live the urban life to the fullest.

If you are interested to meet the Volvo C30 firsthand, you can rush to the Paris Motor Show which would be happening this December. After all, everybody would not be able to see just what kind of power and what kind of design this car has. And being able to see it upfront and in the flesh would be something worth the long wait.

According to Volvo, they are targeting a production of 65,000 units of the Volvo C30 in a year. They are also expecting a huge amount of buyers of this vehicle to hail from the continent of Europe. Those who have already set sight on the Volvo C30 concept vehicle which was shown off at the Detroit Motor Show early this year would find not a lot of changes to the production version of the Volvo C30.

 

The Top Expert’s Hiring A Carpet Cleaner Survival Guide For Pros And Novices

If you’ve attempted to clean carpets alone, you’re aware of how hard it can be when you’re not aware of the entire process. There are a lot of variables to the process, and hiring a professional is the best thing you can do. Keep on reading to learn more about finding the right cleaner.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the number of different carpet cleaning companies in your area, look to the Internet for some guidance. Look up the names of a few companies that you are interested in, and see what kind of information you can find. Former customer reviews can be extremely helpful.

If you want to combat the odors when you are cleaning, add baking soda to your bag. Baking soda will help to neutralize some of the smells that you will get in your bag such as pet hair and old food. This will help you to feel more comfortable and sanitary when you have to dispose the bag.

Don’t just call a professional carpet cleaner in. Make sure they come in and do the right kind of cleaning. Let them know about what kinds of damage your carpet suffers, be it grime, allergens, stains, pets, kids or just high traffic. This will help your professional choose the right kind of cleaning.

When hiring a carpet cleaning company, ask if the technicians have to undergo any formal training. Many companies use specific methods and products, and you want to make sure the technician knows how to use those things properly. Misusing chemicals can damage your carpets, and methods that are not used correctly can lead to carpets remaining dirty.

If you are considering having your carpet cleaned, ensure the company you choose possesses an actual physical address. Being able to go into an actual business can sometimes help you to have your issues addressed and resolved much quicker. If they’ve got a P.O. box for a business address, look at another company.

Give your carpet cleaning professional room to work when the appointment time happens. Stay out of their way. If there are kids or pets in the home being worked on, make sure they are completely out of the home for the appointment time. Also make sure they stay off the cleaned carpets after, if the professional advises so.

By using the tips from this article, the whole process of getting your home’s carpets cleaned will be easier. Make sure you choose a great company for better results. Use the information provided above to help you find the best service provider for the job.

Choosing The Right Auto Repair Mechanic

A certain feeling of dread can come over you when your car breaks down. You can become more confident in choosing someone who does quality auto repairs if armed with the correct information. Use the tips here to help you either fix the issue yourself, or to find an experienced mechanic who will not take you to the cleaners.

Checking and repairing the air conditioning in your car is quite complex. If you need to have it checked or fixed, find a mechanic with an air conditioning certification. The gas used for air conditioning is potentially dangerous and this system is a lot more complex than the other parts in your vehicle.

Don’t pay money for air. Familiarize yourself with the correct air pressure of your car tires and invest in an air compressor. Check your tires on a regular basis and keep them properly inflated on your own. Being able to do this yourself on a regular basis will save you money in terms of wear and tear and regular maintenance.

When performing your own car repairs, make sure you budget enough time to get the job done. It’s easy to underestimate how long a repair job will take. You may encounter difficult to remove bolts or nuts, or find out a part is harder to remove than you anticipated. Giving yourself enough time to complete the repair safely will make the job much less stressful.

When getting auto repairs, take all items out of your car. Your mechanic may need these parts removed so that they can make repairs. If you discover missing items later, they hold no liability. The same is true of your trunk or the bed of your truck.

Save some money by using your local auto parts store’s diagnostic equiptment. Many are more than happy to let their customers use it because you may then purchase parts at their store. You benefit because you may have a small problem you can fix or you can just tell your mechanic what you want done.

Try to find an auto repair shop that is located close to where you live or work. This may not seem like a big deal, but you do not want to have a hard time getting there when it is time for you to go and pick up your vehicle after it is repaired.

Car trouble and the expenses that they incur can be one of the more stressful things in life. But, if you have some basic understanding of auto repair, you do not have to worry. Take the advice here, print out this page if necessary, and you’ll be better equipped to handle any mechanical issues that come up.

New and Exciting Hybrid Cars

Car owners and drivers around the world are almost always in dilemma when buying cars nowadays.

You might probably be asking why. The answer is too simple and astonishing. It is because there are a number of car models and cart types available in the market today.

And merely knowing their physical and functional attributes would certainly make one long and want to take them all home.

For quite some time, people’s palate on cars have remained simple. During the past few decades, car owners were generally almost unmindful about the aesthetic values of their cars. For them, what mattered was the function and usability of their cars.

But because the car industry has been growing at rapid and amazing proportions, industry players also sprouted and proliferated at fast rates.

Thus, when the German, United States and Japanese car manufacturing giants began the tight race to dominate the global market for cars, all the aspects of the car were given profound and much focus.

Those car makers began their respective strategic attacks by overhauling the modern car design. Later on, physicists justified the measures, saying the latest car designs were somehow helping to ease and maintain speed and son on, the technicalities of which will have to be discussed separately.

Hybrid cars

Because the traditional cars posed problems and concerns over environmental impact and gasoline consumption, the emergence of hybrid cars went on.

Hybrid cars were actually a spin off or an integrated version of the electric and the traditional gas-powered cars. The electric vehicles were the first of car makers’ attempt to resolve the rising need to cut gasoline consumption of cars.

Because gasoline prices are ever so volatile during the current times, car manufacturers aimed to lure more customers and boost sales by developing cars that would trim if not totally eliminate gasoline consumption, with certain and realizable hopes that the efforts would be create a widespread and ‘hot-cake’ patronage.

The electric cars failed on its part because the setbacks from operating the cars are far greater than the functionality and usability. But the hybrid vehicles were made to save the day.

The hybrid vehicles were created in such a way that the outstanding features and functions of the traditional gas powered vehicles were integrated and made complementary with those anchored by electric vehicles.

Efficiency

The new hybrid vehicles were made extraordinarily efficient that gasoline consumption of cars were really cut down and trimmed while maintaining the same speed and mileage capacity.

Experts say hybrid cars are also made more efficient because of several factors, including more efficient and smaller engines, regenerative braking features, periodic shutting off of the engine, advanced aerodynamics characteristics, tires that are low-rolling resistant and the lightweight materials used in the assembly of such cars.

New hybrid cars models

In North America alone, the market for new hybrid cars are rapidly and greatly expanding. It is because economists say that the inhabitants of the region tend to be more conscious about the impact of higher oil prices to the overall economy and to each of the citizens.

Thus, although hybrid cars are naturally and logically more expensive compared to the traditional counterparts, sales of such cars are ever so rising and accelerating in the region.

In fact, car industry lobbyists and sales people, reiterate and state the significant and robust car sales and revenue generated by companies from the sale of the following new hybrid car models:

o Mercury Mariner
o Toyota Highlander Hybrid
o Lexus 400h hybrid
o Ford Escape hybrid
o Toyota Prius
o Honda Insight
o Honda Accord hybrid
o Honda Civic hybrid

Consumers in the region are ever so thankful that car manufacturers have answered the calls for the development and launch of new hybrid cars, which would significantly help reduce gasoline costs and pollution impact to the atmosphere.

There are many new hybrid car models that are on the offing and ready for launch. But car makers are surely waiting for the perfect timing, to ensure profitability and warmer consumer reception and patronage.

Years from now, your problem will be, what new hybrid car model to purchase. Take that word.