By The Associated Press May 23, 2018 8:45 am 05/23/2018 08:45am Car dealers make full use of the summer's holiday weekends, beginning with Memorial Day, to bring on the sales. Edmunds has selected a range of vehicles — including SUVs, trucks and sedans that currently have significant discounts. Summer is the busiest selling season at car dealerships. The weather is nice, people have more time to shop, and the discounts are attractive enough to get buyers’ attention. Dealers also make full use of the summer’s holiday weekends, beginning with Memorial Day. Get ready for balloon-decked lots, inflatable eagles and scads of car ads. While Memorial Day is far from a peak bargain weekend, the benefits of shopping now are a wider selection of cars and a better chance of finding a vehicle with the options you want in the color you prefer. Bargain hunters who wait until the end of the year have to make do with whatever vehicles the dealer has on … [Read more...] about Summer driving: Edmunds’ picks for Memorial Day car deals
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A base smear on police officers Manhattan: I am getting so sick and so tired of the hateful, divisive rhetoric being peddled by the Daily News (“We still must shout out that black lives matter,” column, April 4). I am a black man and I am also a police officer. I have been shot in the line of duty in an incident that unfolded within a matter of seconds. The way your writers — Leonard Greene in this case — are able to lump all police-involved shootings into one is truly impressive. Greene’s article mentions Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, to suggest that cops easily arrest dangerous whites “without a scratch” while often killing unarmed blacks. Cruz shot and killed 17 people, ditched his guns, fled the scene and tried to blend into his local community, where he was captured by an eagled-eyed officer. Here in Brooklyn, at least three different people believed this individual had a firearm and called police. Put yourself in their shoes. They … [Read more...] about Readers sound off on a police shooting, Christianity and smoking while walking
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday called for a lowering of the heat on the rhetoric that has been coming from many groups and people during the teacher walkout.“We should all lower the tempo of disrespect … that I have seen around the Capitol and heard from many different sources,” Fallin said.Fallin herself has drawn some criticism for a remark she made in an interview with CBS News.“Teachers want more,” Fallin told the network. “But it’s kind of like having a teenage kid that wants a better car.”Fallin told the Tulsa World that she could have phrased her comment more eloquently.“The point I was trying to make is we may not get everything we want on the first try, but we did get a lot — $480 million is a lot of money going toward education.”Increases in tobacco, fuel and gross production taxes are expected to generate the bulk of those dollars.Teachers and others flooded the Capitol for a third … [Read more...] about Amid the walkout, Fallin calls for all sides to ‘lower the tempo of disrespect.’ And she has a message for teachers.
A new health and fitness company set up in Northampton and Kettering by one of the top 100 trainers in the world promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks by following its exercise, nutrition and coaching programme. Ruth Supple found out more . . . Former professional snooker player turned fitness entrepreneur Matt Sutton of Thrapston, Northamptonshire, believes people expect results when they are paying for personal training. But while he says many focus more on exercise, his new programme takes a more holistic approach and looks not only at fitness, but eating habits and - perhaps most crucially - someone’s mindset.Matt, 33, owns Lifestyle Performance Transformations (LPT), which runs lose a stone in six weeks and “mans-formation” programmes, from Lynn Wilson Centre at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in Wantage Road, Northampton, and from the gym at Kettering Park Hotel. He says: “Personal training is not cheap and people want results from it, … [Read more...] about Health and fitness company promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks
It takes two people to lift Connell Bounty, paralyzed and proudly clad in an Eagles jersey and hat. Since a life-changing car accident in 2016, it’s been hard for him to get comfortable.Bounty, 42, a former warehouse worker and Emmaus resident, relies on his girlfriend and brother for everything.“When your heart is here and you’re trying to hold down another job, it’s not ideal,” said Bounty’s girlfriend of seven years, Donna Lardani.Thanks to a state public assistance program, she doesn’t ever have to be more than a couple of feet away from him. Lardani and Bounty’s brother, Raasheem, are paid through a Lehigh Valley home care agency to look after Connell Bounty, an arrangement that helps a high-turnover industry fill jobs and allows family members to earn money while caring for a loved one.Home care workers are non-medical professionals who help elderly, disabled or sick people do everyday things like shower, cook, eat and shop.From … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania needs home health care workers as demand for service grows