Wednesday, December 26, 2012

3 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing US

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast on Wednesday, slowing holiday travel.

Post-Christmas travelers braced for flight delays and a raft of weather warnings for drivers, a day after rare winter twisters damaged buildings in Louisiana and Alabama. Snow and ice covered roads in southern Illinois and southern Indiana early Wednesday.

Officials urged residents to stay home if they can. State police reported numerous slide-off accidents in the Evansville, Ind., area and white-out conditions on Interstate 64 in Indiana with wind gusts around 30 mph.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Amazon launches new kids content service on Kindles

Amazon is launching a new kids' entertainment service, just in time for that long holiday drive to grandma's house.

The new Kindle FreeTime Unlimited monthly service lets children aged 3 to 8 watch, read and play all the Cinderella and Thomas the Tank Engine videos, books and apps they can for a flat price starting at $2.99 per child for Amazon Prime members. Available starting today on the 7-inch display Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD models - and coming next week to the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD - the all-you-can-consume plan costs $4.99 per child or $9.99 per family for non-Prime members (Prime members get a $6.99 monthly family rate).

"It's a lot of work for parents and the rate of error is pretty high when you are going out to get this content," says Peter Larsen, Amazon Kindle Fire vice president.

The new FreeTime Unlimited service builds on the FreeTime parental control feature built into Kindles. Parents can set profiles for their children and limit viewing times and they get their own user interface for the device. "They feel like it's their tablet," Larsen says.

FreeTime Unlimited will arrive on the devices as a free software update. Customers can sign up within the Free Time app. For more information go to the FreeTime Unlimited page on Amazon's site. Source:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5 Simple Steps to Ship a Car

The number of people dealing cars on the internet is constantly increasing on the each year. With this, the need for quality car shipping services has continued to climb. If you have recently bought or sold a car online and the it is important for you to know how to ship a car. Follow the five easy steps below to ensure that the vehicle arrives safe and on time fast delivery. 

Step 1: Having a car shipped is identifying a date for the vehicle to be shipped. Based on how far the car needs to travel, this can take up to a week or longer. In addition, if there is bad weather or any other unforeseen incident occurs, this can also increase the time for shipping. Another concern to keep in mind is the season. 

Step 2: Get the best quote once you have simplified down your list of companies that you trust, find out which one can offer you the lowest auto shipping rates. This will be based on a number of factors including: open or closed carrier, travel distance, time of year, size of car, etc. Also, be sure to check what type of insurance the service provides. 

For more steps, please visit: How to Ship a Car in 5 Simple Steps

Friday, September 14, 2012

Apple pushes back shipping date for iPhone 5

Apple has already pushed back shipping estimates for iPhone 5 pre-orders, just hours after the phone was added to Apple's online store.

The iPhone page on Apple's online store promises a release date of Sept. 21 in retail stores, but the pre-order page for the phone says all three models - the 16GB, the 32GB and the 64GB - will be shipped in two weeks if ordered online today.

Apple had previously announced the iPhone 5 would be available online and in retail stores on Sept. 21, and customers could pre-order the phone online starting on Sept. 14. When the iPhone 5 page went live yesterday in the online store, the page noted that iPhones pre-ordered online would ship by Sept. 21.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Selecting the Best Car Shipping Estimator

The internet is the best resource for your needed information with regards to auto transport and the car shipping rate estimator. When choosing the right company to engage in transporting vehicles, whether the customer be individuals or corporations, it is important to consider some problems that will help in identifying the company offering car shipment services is the right one for the job or not. The main consideration of course will always be the nature of the job as well as the importance of the vehicle to be transported and the capability of the auto transport company to do the job will be the focus of the search for the perfect car shipping entity.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tips to Book Flight with Low Cost

When it comes to air prices, the common concept is the more chairs are available, the less expensive passes will be, so arranging well forward usually provides better value than arranging last instant.

However, if vast quantities of passes stay unsold as the flight techniques, there may be a chair purchase, so it’s value deciding upon up to commercial airline e-newsletters to get signals. These sometimes only last for several days but if you can act easily and are versatile on your journey schedules, the benefits can be considerable.

The great thing is that you are not planning to travel to San Francisco at the most costly time. Optimum conditions are mid-July to the end of Aug and mid- Dec to Jan 1. The most affordable times for traveling to the Western Shore of the US are Sept to Nov, mid-January to before the Easter time vacations and after the Easter time vacations until mid-June.

However, within these times there are also more costly several weeks. For example, costs to the US improve after Oct 21 (around the university half-term holidays), which means that if you do not have school-age kids it’s best to prevent this the other day, when routes are hectic, leading to much higher costs.

Other guidelines for discovering a less expensive stand up consist of visiting mid-week, as many air carriers cost a complement of around £20 each way for visiting between Saturday and Weekend on US tracks. The long-haul routes professional reveals out that Wednesday is the day when the aircraft have more chairs available and admission costs are usually at their smallest.

That said, if you can also strategy your remain to protect a Few days evening, you may also spend less. Company tourists will often pay more to be away from house for as brief an occasion as possible so air carriers usually implement their most huge discounts to profits which period a weekend (a strategy which tourists can use to their advantage).

Any point to consider is that there are no immediate planned routes from Birmingham to San Francisco, so you will either need to modify aircraft in Gatwick with a commercial airline such as English Air passage or Virgin mobile, or modify aircraft in the Declares (perhaps in Newark or Chicago). The second option indicates you will have to gather your luggage and clear migrants’ law after the first journey, so you need to keep sufficient time for your relationship. Visiting via Gatwick (or on the other hand via London with Air France) on one admission indicates your luggage is examined all the way through.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to identify perfect engagement ring?

Engagement rings exceed that of just another simple piece of jewelry. It is considerably more than just a shiny piece of precious metal set with shimmering little rare stones. The moment that the woman you so deeply adore says yes to your proposal, that ring becomes eternally etched into the history of your glorious union. This same ring is a symbol of the promise that the two of you have shared with one another. It also represents the eternity of commitment, love, happiness, and togetherness you wish to share as one.

Anyone in the market for an engagement ring will soon find out there's a lot more to making the purchase than picking a ring and paying money. The engagement ring is meant to be an once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and inasmuch, picking just the right one is important. There are things to consider beyond the size of the stone, too. The engagement ring setting is one of the biggest of those other things. The various brands available through carry extraordinary engagement rings that will not only paint a picture of paradise to the eyes of your soul mate, but to anyone who catches even a slight glimpse of the sensational sparkling symbol on her left ring finger.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Federer jumps to second round in Dubai Tennis Championships

Roger Federer survived a second set scare against in-form world number 40 Michael Llodra before booking his place in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Federer blazed through the first set but was then pushed to the limit by Llodra, a finalist in Marseille last week, as he sought to level the match. Federer saved a set point before winning 6-0 7-6 (8-6).

The Swiss told, "It's always great to start off a tournament by winning the first set 6-0. After that I really had to make sure I controlled Michael as much as I could because he is a very dangerous player."

Federer's travails were nothing compared to those of third seed Andy Murray, who looked rusty in his first match since his Australian Open semi-final defeat as he beat German qualifier Michael Berrer 6-3 4-6 6-4.

Monday, February 27, 2012

WikiLeaks publishes millions of emails stolen from US think tank

Notorious whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published five million emails from a geopolitical analysis company that Reuters likened to a “shadow CIA.”

The emails, stolen in late December from the U.S.-based company, could reveal private information on Stratfor readers and subscribers, the details of sensitive sources, and even throw light on the intelligence-gathering community, Reuters reported.

According to a WikiLeaks statement accompanying the posting of the documents, they reveal the inner workings of the intelligence publisher, which works with companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and various government agencies.

"The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods," the website reads. It cites a Dec. 6, 2011, email from CEO George Friedman to Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla, on how to exploit an Israeli intelligence informant providing information on the medical condition of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with abdominal ailment

South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital Saturday following an abdominal ailment, the government said.

"Madiba has had a longstanding abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention," President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

"We wish him a speedy recovery and assure him of the love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world."

A government official assured the public that Mandela's hospital stay was not an emergency and did not involve surgery.

"People need not panic. This was planned. Mandela has had abdominal pains for sometime," said Keith Khoza, a spokesman for the ruling African National Congress.

Mandela - affectionately known by his clan name Madiba -- last appeared in public in the closing ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Despite his rare appearances, Mandela, 93, retains his popularity and is considered the founding father and hero of South Africa's democracy.