Anyone who has a parent or grandparent in their 90s will know how for many people of that age simply walking from one room to another can be a gruelling test of endurance. As cruel as old age can be, it is at least a distant concern for most of us. We can console ourselves that we have plenty of time to fulfil all those dreams that require being fit and active. But for a tiny proportion of children who suffer from a rare form of juvenile arthritis time is something that simply isn't on their side. Amelie Shaikh is one of around 12,000 kids in the UK with the debilitating condition. For the 13-year-old, who lives in Kensington , any kind of physical activity puts a huge strain on her body. So when she takes part in a 5km run this weekend it will be an incredible undertaking. Her mum Caroline, 41, explained: "She's essentially like a teenager trapped in a 90-year-old's body so doing a 5k is like doing a marathon at a sprint for her. "She'll be using a scooter because I do not want her … [Read more...] about The west London teenager who is ‘trapped in a 90-year-old’s body’
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Stop negotiating price. Price negotiation, whether in relationship to a new car, a used car, or a trade-in, is what makes buying or leasing a vehicle so painful. Research what constitutes a fair price. Values associated with invoice, holdback, and sticker price convey meaningless information. Wholesale and retail are irrelevant when establishing the value of a used vehicle. Use tools easily available to you in order to research a fair price for the vehicle that you want to sell or buy. In addition to tracking down available rebates, financing offers, and leasing deals on manufacturer websites, cross-reference resources including TrueCar, AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book (KBB), Edmunds, and NADA Guides. Finally, understand what your time is worth. This is easier for some people than it is for others. No matter who you are, though, you’ve got better things to be doing than sitting in a dealership for hours of your life, and time spent on more worthy pursuits has a value. Putting … [Read more...] about Save time, hassle, and money with our guide to painless car buying and leasing
Drivers take turn 11 at Circuit of the Americas pretty slowly. It’s tight, and they’ll only hit about 60 miles per hour, depending on the car. Then they’ll charge down the main straight, a three-quarters-of-a-mile descent that lets the right machine clear 200. As I stand in the grandstands before turn 12, a black-and-gold racecar quickly fills my field of view. It’s Texas-hot in Austin today, close to 90 and humid, but the car brings a wind with it. The wind is made of noise. Fans come to Formula One races for this kind of sensory experience. When the series spun up in 1946, following the exhaustive end of World War II, fantastic machines replaced the terrifying cacophony of bombs with the joyful chorus of speed-linked sound. Over the years, millions of fans have swarmed the edges of racetracks to hear F1’s roar. But you don’t just hear an F1 engine. You feel it. As the car flies by the grandstand, the concussive wave emanating from its eight … [Read more...] about How will Formula One reckon with electric cars?
SEATTLE — Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has said little about how he plans to turn his prototype electric truck into reality.But Reuters has learned that Tesla is collaborating with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and United Parcel Service to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities as part of the automaker's efforts to roll out the vehicle next year.Details of the partnerships, which have not been disclosed previously, are still being hammered out, but include design and engineering from Tesla, the companies said. They declined to disclose what portion of the building costs, if any, Tesla would pay, or whether Tesla would be compensated for its work.The firms are among nine major corporations that have placed pre-orders for Tesla's truck, dubbed the Semi.With questions swirling over whether Tesla can make good on its aggressive timetable, news of the collaboration is a sign that corporate customers are taking the effort seriously, and that Tesla is working to … [Read more...] about How Tesla Semi’s first truck charging stations will be built
Part 5 - 18/1/18You thought I'd gone away, didn't you? Well, I'm afraid not. The Seville is still alive, and it has spluttered into 2018 looking better than it did in 2017 - albeit only slightly.There has been progress both inside and out, beginning with its roof, which has finally had a decent clean. I toyed with various different products, but in the end I went for Auto Glym's soft top cleaner and protector kit, which is really designed for cabriolets. After loosening the dirt with a cloth, wetting the whole roof and spraying on the cleaner, it was just a case of rubbing it down with the supplied sponge. A quick hose down revealed almost all of the lichen was gone, and where there had been bird muck there were no stains. Its beautiful maroon colour was still intact, too. Result. Inside the work isn't yet done, but is booked in for early February (pay day). The car's foot brake has always been a little stiff so the mechanism is being looked at, while I'll … [Read more...] about Used Cadillac | Life with a Seville: new year, new Cadillac