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Check Out The Top Seven Tricks To Save Up To 280 On Your Car Insurance} May 06

Check out the top seven tricks to save up to 280 on your car insurance


Brijesh B.

It is a well-known fact that car insurance premiums are soaring more than ever before. In fact, this year the cost of car insurance was 12%/100 higher than what it was last year. On top of this, the rising cost of petrol is making matters worse for an average UK driver.

The month of August recorded an average car insurance premium of 525 which soared to 549 in September, 572 in the following month and 597 in November. The rising petrol costs are adding to the agony and to top it up the chancellor has declared a 20% increase in the insurance premium tax.

However, there are various methods to cut down the overall car insurance costs. A prudent driver can apply these methods to slash the costs and make some good savings. By reducing overspending and applying tight budgeting techniques, you can actually save around 280 on your car insurance. You can start afresh in 2017 and make car insurance cost cutting the latest New Year resolution.

Most tried and tested tips to cut down car insurance costs:

Shop around for the cheapest deals: It goes without saying that you need to analyse which motor insurance provider can offer you the cheapest deals. For this, you need to have a fair comparison between all the UK motor insurance providers to check out their quotes. An online price comparison expert like FreePriceCompare can be a big help as we offer free comparison service to get you the most suitable car insurers across the UK.

Only add the regular drivers to the policy: Your policy must include drivers who would drive the car for a few days or more. Do not add your ageing parents just for the sake of reducing the premium cost. This may not go down well with the insurer and you may end up losing the insurance policy.

Safeguard the no-claims bonus: No-claims bonus is an important method of reducing the overall insurance cost. By not making frequent claims every now and then, you can actually leverage the possibility of a 90% discount on premium that would otherwise cost hundreds of pounds.

Modify the car with modern tracking devices: You can actually get your vehicle fitted with a few safety devices like the Black Box, alarm, tracking device and immobiliser to minimise the insurance cost. By adding such technical devices that add to the efficiency of your vehicle, you become a contender of a 5% discount on the insurance premiums.

Cut down the miles: If you can slash your vehicles annual mileage then you can expect a good discount in premiums. By reducing mileage by 5,000 miles, a 35 year old driver can save around 50 a year in premiums. The savings would double if you reduce mileage by 10,000 miles and so on. However, you need to be honest about mileage as tricks of any kind could lead to the policy becoming void.

Choose cars that repel insurance cost: Motor insurance costs are dependent on the type and model of the vehicle. SUVs pull higher premiums while cars with different models and smaller engines can save you some big money on the cover.

Use the garage: Insurers consider drivers more responsible when they keep their vehicles inside their garage. Cars kept outside on the streets have a higher risk of getting stolen and therefore, the driver has to pay higher premiums.

The above mentioned tips can actually reduce your overall motor insurance cost by a big margin. Apply them to save big on your car insurance cost in 2017!

Author Bio:Brijesh is a financial advisor at and a passionate blogger. He writes on personal finance and money-saving tips. He suggests all UK motorists to compare car insurance quotes before accepting renewal quote with existing supplier. When he isn’t writing, he is spending time to find advance technique of farming and its way of applying. He also plays his guitar gifted by his father.

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MuchMusic Video Awards this Sunday in Toronto, Canada; Wikinews will be there
May 05
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wikinews will be attending The 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards this weekend, a popular annual event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. True stars will be out to play, present, and else wise schmooze at the CHUM-City Building just above the city’s Entertainment District in the Queen Street West neighbourhood.

MuchMusic is the most popular music channel in Canada, and has been holding the event since 1990. Roughly 6000 fans line the streets surrounding Much headquarters each year, and 1200 more score “the wristband” and enjoy a free festival-style show in the parking lot, watching four outdoor performance areas spread out in the downtown location. New this year is a special roof-top stage, on the top of the building.

Last year’s show reached 3.5 million viewers in Canada and 100 million around the globe, with broadcasts in 65 countries.

Performing at the show will be Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Billy Talent, Hilary Duff, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used, and Finger Eleven.

On stage presenting will be Nickelback, Jay Manuel (Canada’s Next Top Model, America’s Next Top Model), Tara Reid (American Pie, this fall’s Land of Canaan), Joss Stone, Sum 41, Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Grudge 2), Hedley, Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Sean Avery (New York Rangers), George, Sam Roberts, Emilie de Ravin (LOST), Marianas Trench, and Kardinal Offishall.

Photographer Robin Wong will be photographing the red carpet of the MMVAs for Wikinews and Wikipedia. He first helped the sites in April of this year, photographing Hilary Duff at MuchMusic. Wong’s extensive client list includes Fidelty Investments, Flare Magazine, Masterfile, First Light, Fashion Television, FCB Canada, Profit Magazine, Financial Post, and Publicis. His works have appeared in the 2004 and 2005 Applied Arts Awards Annual, the top publication for the creative industry.

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Víctor Valdés to play in Belgian Pro League; Manchester United loans Valdés to Standard Liège till season end
May 04

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On Sunday, Manchester United announced the loan of their Spanish goalkeeper Víctor Valdés to Belgian club Standard Liège for the rest of the season.

Last year, Valdés signed an 18-month contract with the English club, but the three-time UEFA Champions League winner was given very little opportunity at Old Trafford. He made only two appearances for The Reds last season, after David de Gea was injured. Relations between Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Valdés were not good. Van Gaal did not pick him for the pre-season tour to the United States, saying Valdés was unwilling to play a game with the under-21 team.

This season, Valdés was not allowed in the locker room, and van Gaal prevented him from training with the main squad and the under-21 team. The official team photograph omitted him.

Valdés was a member of Spain’s squad for the World Cup in 2010 and for Euro 2012, collecting a winner’s medal both times. Per Manchester United’s statement, “Manchester United and Standard Liege have reached agreement for the temporary transfer of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, effective until the end of the current season. The deal is subject to formalities being completed.”

On Instagram, he posted a photo that read “Thank you all for your support during these months of hard work for me, i will never forget! See you soon!”

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High winds in Texas cause property damage and utilities loss for many
May 04

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wind storms swept across a large part of Texas on Wednesday, leaving property damaged and many homes without power.

Downed lamposts and trees were reported in multiple locales. One media source reported overturned playground equipment in the city of Rockwall. Winds up to 40 miles-per-hour (mph) were reported over much of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Approximately 9,500 people within Tarrant and Dallas counties were without electrical power as late as Thursday afternoon.

Late Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service reported winds at Dallas Love Field up to 66 mph. The city of Edgewood recorded wind speeds up to 70 mph during the storm; three homes, two barns and two business buildings sustained damage. A home in Chandler was damaged when a tree was toppled during the storm (see photo at left).

Dust from as far away as west Texas covered vehicles and other property early Thursday morning in the eastern part of the state. A car wash manager in Tyler told media his business cleaned about three hundred cars on Thursday, busier than usual even for holiday season.

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Benefits And Requirements Of Closed Captioning May 03

Closed captioning services are those sub titles that you see at the bottom of a movie, and sometimes in videos. If you are seeking information about closed captioning services, than you have come to the right place. Every file that you receive is secure, and of very high quality. Words are very powerful, and sometimes you may not be able to hear something because of unexpected noises, babies crying, or maybe the volume is just too low for your liking.In order to receive the full effect of the spoken word, it should also be written for others to see. You also dont want the movie or video to be compromised in any way, and that is also taken into consideration when creating your closed captioning transcription. The captioning can appear anywhere on your screen according to your needs. Every word and sentence is grammatically perfect and error free.It will not interfere with the dialog whatsoever, and you can be assured of the highest quality at the lowest rates. You will have a very fast turnaround time since we know that emergency situations may come up. You will also be able to choose from alternative formatting that is available for a variety of possible needs.The percentage of the population that is deaf, which is around 10%, will also need closed captioning services. It is actually required by law by the FCC to offer closed captioning so that the deaf have access to the same things that everyone else has access to. They actually rely fully on the words that are shown on any type of screen. However, closed captioning is not only for the truly hard of hearing, or deaf individual. There are many locations that are frequented by a variety of people and it can become very noisy. In these cases, it is necessary to offer closed captioning.Others that rely on closed captioning are those that arent very familiar with the English language. Foreigners are very grateful for this type of service so that they can fully participate in the culture they are currently living in. People that do not understand English very well need closed captioning, and it actually helps them to learn the language much faster. Using this for those that are just learning the language at a young age will actually help them to learn to read much faster. Children can easily learn a new language much faster than adults.

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Full-length open source movie ‘Boy Who Never Slept’ is released online
May 03

Monday, July 3, 2006

Amateur filmmaker Solomon Rothman has released a full-length open source movie called ‘Boy Who Never Slept.’

The movie is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license; this allows people to use, edit, or share the movie in any way (except commercially) as long as they credit the creators.

All of the raw unedited footage, including audio files, is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license; as long as the creators are credited, users can do whatever they want with the files privately or commercially.

The open source movie and original files are available for free download or streaming from a variety of sources, including direct downloading from the Internet Movie Archives, video distribution sites like Google video and Veoh, via file sharing networks like BitTorrent, and more. The full list is found on the official movie website.

The film centers on the life of an insomniac writer who meets a teenage girl online, and a friendship that grows into an unlikely love story wrapped in harsh reality. The movie deals with various issues, including the romanticization of love, age-related issues in relationships, like statutory rape (he’s 23, and she’s 16), and the idea of love in the online realm.

Rothman, a writer, amateur filmmaker and web designer, lives in the Los Angeles Area. He wrote, directed and produced the movie with his partner, A. Brown. Producing the movie for $200 while they were in college, they used friends as actors and later sold the camera on eBay to recoup the expense.

Rothman has spoken about the importance of exploring new possibilities in film making, especially for amateur filmmakers, “I believe that everyone has the ability to tell at least one good story and I wanted the world to see the power of the Internet Community as a distribution source for amateur filmmakers. I released “Boy Who Never Slept” as an open source movie to encourage new filmmakers and to reach the largest possible audience on a budget absolutely anyone could afford.”

The movie is unrated; it explores adult themes and contains graphic language and brief nudity.

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Kenya government fires health worker strikers over failure to ‘report back to work’
May 03

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Kenyan government has dismissed 25,000 striking health workers, mostly nurses, citing failure to heed government orders to recommence work and concern for the welfare of hospital patients. Speaking on behalf of the government, Alfred Mutua stated the workers were dismissed “illegally striking” and “[defying] the directive … to report back to work”, which he called “unethical”. The government asks that “[a]ll qualified health professionals, who are unemployed and/or retired have been advised to report to their nearest health facility for interviews and deployment”, Mutua stated.

The workers, who had been on strike for four days, were wishing to have improvements made to their wages, working conditions, and allowances. The strikes have caused a significant number of Kenyan hospitals to cease operations. According to Kenya Health Professionals Society spokesperson Alex Orina, the average monthly wage plus allowances for health workers in Kenya is KSh25,000 (£193, US$302 or €230) approximately. With an increasing number of reports of patients neglected in hospitals emerging, two trade unions met with the Kenyan government yesterday and negotitated a return to work, although a significant proportion of demonstrators defied the agreement, The Guardian reported.

Orina told Reuters the dismissals were “cat-and-mouse games, you cannot sack an entire workforce. It is a ploy to get us to rush back to work, but our strike continues until our demands are met”. Frederick Omiah, a member of the same society, believed the government’s actions would “make an already delicate and volatile situation worse”, expressing concern that demonstrations may continue in the capital Nairobi, amongst other locations. Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union chairperson Dr. Victor Ng’ani described government actions as “reckless”.

Mutua said the health workers were “no longer employees of the government” and had been eliminated from the payroll. While Ng’ani told the BBC of difficulties with finding other workers as skilled and experienced, Mutua reportedly stated that this would not be an issue. “We have over 100,000 to 200,000 health professionals looking for work today,” Mutua commented. “There will be a lag of a day or two … but it is better than letting people die on the floor, at the gate, or suffer in pain”.

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Category:Australia Day
May 02

This is the category for Australia Day, the national day of Australia celebrated annually on January 26.

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Curved Stair Lifts Vs Residential Elevators Apr 29

Submitted by: Sean Noughtly

It can be a very dangerous prospect for those who are mobility challenged to use the stairs. Often a fall can result in severe injury or even death, so preventing falls on the stairs is a paramount concern for anyone who is mobility challenged or who cares for someone who is mobility challenged. One of the best ways to prevent an accident on the stairs is to use an elevator or stair lift whenever possible.

While it is not generally possible or practical to avoid the stairs, it is possible to use the stairs in a safe manner. One way to use the stairs in a safe manner is to install a stair lift, which is a type of medical device that carries someone up and down the stairs. Most send a single occupant up and down the stairs on a metal track that is securely bolted to the stairs. A chair is most frequently used to carry the occupant, but a few lifts are available that use a small platform instead.

These platform stairway lifts are usually called perch lifts and require that the occupant remain standing as they are sent up and down the track. This type of lift should only be used in cases where a person is, for medical reasons, not able to use a traditional stair chair. Perch lifts should especially be avoided by people who suffer from cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.

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In many cases a stair lift is an affordable option to a personal elevator, but if you have a curved staircase then you loose this advantage. A curved staircase lift will cost about as much as a personal elevator, so you are usually better suited to install a personal elevator as opposed to a curved stairway lift. One of the major advantages in this situation is that the elevator will actually add value to your home, but the curved stair lift will loose most of its value as soon as you buy it. This is because the track of the curved lift will only work with an identical staircase, so it has little resale value. Much of the value of an elevator on the other hand is recouped when you sell your home, because an elevator will actually increase the value of a home.

A residential elevator is actually very similar to the type of elevator that you would find in a public building, but they are usually not quite as large. They are also designed so that they can be installed into a wooden shaft and do not require a brick or concrete shaft that would be required for a commercial elevator. Often times residential elevators can be installed in place of a hallway closet. One of the major advantages of an elevator is that it can carry multiple people between floors and can also be used by people in wheelchairs or mobility scooters. This is not possible with a stair lift.

From a cost perspective, a traditional straight staircase lift will cost a good deal less than an elevator, but will not be able to transport a person in a wheelchair. If you do not have a straight staircase and must invest in a curved lift then the cost of the elevator will be about the same and at this point the other benefits of an elevator greatly outweigh those of a curved stairway lift.

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On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2020
Apr 27

Monday, November 2, 2020

The following is the sixth and final edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories.

This month’s spotlight on the campaign trail: the Free and Equal Elections Foundation holds two presidential debates, three candidates who did not participate in those debates give their final pleas to voters, and three political pundits give their predictions on the outcome of the election.

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