Putting Up An Afternoon Party? Know What To Use}

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 19, 2017 - 1:37 am

Putting Up an Afternoon Party? Know What to Use


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Imagine this scenario: some of your friends are coming over late afternoon, so you are thinking of throwing an instant party. The problem is, you really don’t know which furniture and fixtures to use. The good news is, you have catering London providers such as Allens Hire to help you out.

Just to give you an idea on which furniture rentals you should choose or cutlery to pick, check the list below:

Bowls and Platters

You need small bowls and platters for the little snacks you’re planning to serve, such as fruit combos, tapas, and canaps. Depending on the theme of your informal party, the bowls and platters can come in a variety of styles. You can have the more colorful ones if you want more vibrancy, while silver or glass platters will be perfect if you like something more formal. If you want the extra-special ones, you can opt for the hand-made glass platters. Don’t forget to pair the bowls with spoons.

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Chairs and Tables

If you don’t have your own furniture, then you need to choose the right furniture rentals to use if you like to have a party in your yard or garden. Umbrellas will make sure your guests are comfortable all throughout the gathering and protected from the sun. If you are not too picky or you want to get your rentals cheap, you can settle for garden tables and chairs. On the other hand, if the party is going to be on the patio, you may want to pick wooden tables and chairs that would look good amidst the garden scenery. And just in case the weather turns a little bit rough, set up a patio heater.


The afternoon is one of the best times to get your barbecues out. You can grill in two ways: either gas or charcoal. If you want to preserve the smoked flavor of the meat and vegetables, then most definitely you should settle for the latter. Gas-fueled grills are much faster, though.

If your guests are bringing their kids along or you yourself have children, you should also consider chair hire for them. Use high chairs especially if the kids are below 3 years old.


The kinds of glasses you are going to utilise will depend on what drinks you want to serve. If you need to hire a bar, then that will not be an issue as Allens Hire has comprehensive bar and cocktail equipment you can hire. You can get ashtrays, ice buckets and chilling boxes, tongs, and cocktail shakers.

If you are offering your own wines and champagnes, you can select from the following: fluted glasses, martini glasses, and / or coloured glasses. There are also beer mugs and regular-sized glasses.

A last minute afternoon party can definitely be organized if you have the right catering equipment and rental company at hand. All you have to do is know which furniture to get. Hopefully, the list above will be a huge help.

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Wolfowitz picked for top spot at World Bank

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 19, 2017 - 1:37 am

Friday, March 18, 2005

The White House announced the selection of Paul Wolfowitz to head the World Bank, replacing John Wolfensohn who retires as acting president after 10 years. The switch is expected to occur sometime in June.

The choice of Wolfowitz is raising controversy in Europe and developing nations. Known as hawkish and outspoken, Wolfowitz was a pro-Iraqi war neo-conservative in his role as deputy Secretary of Defense, and a chief architect in the build up to war with Iraq. Some question whether Wolfowitz, who was criticized for brushing aside European and NATO calls for caution before the Iraq war, would use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as tool to extend U.S. foreign policy interests.

Historically, it has been the White House’s prerogative to name the candidate because the U.S. holds a majority on the 24 member board, but board members from nations other than the U.S. are seeking their own interviews to qualify the candidate before a change is made. “The executive directors have agreed to conduct informal meetings over the coming days with the US nominee as part of the consultative process.” the IMF said in a statement. “Thereafter, the executive directors will meet in a formal session to select the president at which time an official announcement of the outcome will be made,” it said. The vote is set for March 31, the same day Wolfensohn retires.

Rob Nichols, the US Treasury spokesperson, said Wolfowitz has begun scheduling meetings with board members and that, “Our nominee… looks forward to meeting with and listening to members of the World Bank board.” Reuters reported. In the meantime, Wolfowitz has worked to assure those with concerns of him, saying he would come with an open mind and no political program.

Dublin travel agents occupy offices against closure

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 18, 2017 - 1:36 am

Monday, August 3, 2009

Employees of two Thomas Cook travel agency offices in Dublin, Ireland have occupied their offices in response to management’s announcement of earlier closure dates for the sites. On Friday, July 31, 40 employees at the Thomas Cook store in Grafton Street began an occupation protest after the sudden announcement of the store’s immediate closure; workers at the store had previously been told, when the closures were announced on May 12, that the businesses would remain open until September 6. The day after, employees at the Thomas Cook-owned Direct Holidays store in nearby Talbot Street began their own occupation. A third Thomas Cook store in the capital, in North Earl Street, closed without incident; according to one employee who spoke to Wikinews, this is because the North Earl Street store was closed up and stripped out while employees were at home, leaving the workers to find an empty space instead of an office when they arrived for work the next morning.

Employees are demanding an improved redundancy package from Thomas Cook and allege a string of abuses by management. Thomas Cook management has offered the employees five weeks’ redundancy pay for every year worked at the company, in excess of the minimum two weeks’ pay per year worked required by Irish employment law, and says that the Grafton Street location had been losing money for five years. Employees, demanding eight weeks’ pay, counter that the company realised a profit of £400 million in the past fiscal year, of which 4 million originated from Ireland; and that Thomas Cook’s UK & Ireland chief, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, was given a bonus of €7 million earlier this year. 60 jobs would be lost in the closure of the two stores, which constitute all of Thomas Cook’s retail operation in the Republic of Ireland; a further 17 jobs were lost in the closure of the North Earl Street store.

There are no jobs out there…We need 8 weeks to live on for the next two years

Before the occupations began, workers at Thomas Cook’s locations, who are members of trade union the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) had voted unanimously to strike, alleging that the closures were being done without sufficient consultation of staff by Thomas Cook management. Caroline Cullen, accounts assistant and TSSA staff representative at the Grafton Street location, characterises the behaviour of Thomas Cook management as “intimidation”. When the consultation period had finished, she said, Thomas Cook management sent Simon Robinson, an executive director of the company, and a male colleague of his to close the office. The presence of the Thomas Cook executives, two high-ranking, business-suited men, in an office where forty-two of forty-four employees are women is itself intimidating, Cullen asserts; she says that Robinson furthermore attempted to “bully” the employees into accepting the five-week redundancy offer by saying that if they did not accept, they would receive only the statutory minimum. “You cannot live on 5 weeks”, says Cullen. “Travel agents are closing every week. There’s a hiring freeze at the banks. There are no jobs out there…We need 8 weeks to live on for the next two years while we look for jobs.” The extra three weeks’ redundancy pay would, she estimates, cost Thomas Cook €400,000.

A series of TSSA demonstrations against Thomas Cook took place throughout July. Trade union Unite in Ireland has offered its support for the occupiers and says it will take place in demonstrations scheduled for Monday morning.

Thomas Cook has accused the TSSA of making use of “dirty tactics”, according to a statement from Thomas Cook UK & Ireland CEO Pete Constanti. A court order has been delivered to the Grafton Street office requiring the occupiers to turn the keys over to Thomas Cook management. The TSSA, meanwhile, says that Thomas Cook is “riding roughshod over the right to take industrial action by marching staff into a room and telling them they are going to close immediately”.

Cullen says that the occupation began spontaneously. “We didn’t think it would go so far”, she told Wikinews, but when the closure of the office was announced, the staff “opened the windows and started screaming, ‘we’re not moving, we’re not moving’. We haven’t moved since.”

Monday, August 3 is a bank holiday in Ireland. Both sides in the dispute have delivered ultimata: Thomas Cook management demands that all staff return to work on Tuesday morning as usual or else the offer of five weeks’ pay will be reduced to the statutory two weeks’ pay, while the TSSA says that if Thomas Cook management do not produce a better redundancy offer by Tuesday then the business will face a boycott by the TSSA’s 800,000 members.

Ireland’s Socialist Party and Dublin MEP Joe Higgins have declared their support for the Thomas Cook occupiers, with a press release on Higgins’ official webpage saying

The High Court order for workers to end their occupation and the threat of Garda action is a disgrace….The trade union movement must mobilise to prevent the Gardaí [the Irish police] being used against these workers. Supporters and trade union activists should come to the offices to support the workers’ action and defend the occupation against any attempt to force them out.

Socialist Party members have been leafletting Dublin over the weekend promoting demonstrations in support of the Thomas Cook employees. The smaller Socialist Workers Party has also declared its support and conducted demonstrations for the occupiers.

Cullen said that the support of the Dublin community has been “absolutely fantastic”. People are bringing the occupiers fresh-baked scones and cakes and donating money, while morale inside the occupied store is “brilliant”. In contrast to the occupation at Vestas in England, where employees have been inside the factory continuously for two weeks, Thomas Cook employees have a chance to go home for a few hours or sleep in one of five rooms at a nearby hotel, although many do sleep in the office overnight. Nearby businesses are providing the occupiers with food at discount prices and, again in contrast to Vestas, the police and security are not interfering with the arrival of food and drink. Thomas Cook management have cut off telephone and internet access to at least some of the affected offices, but employees stay in touch with the outside world via their personal mobile telephones.

Cullen said that a chance for a peaceful resolution to the situation, without the involvement of the Gardai, was up to Thomas Cook management. “Thomas Cook have the chance to come to the table and talk to us. It’s in their hands, they still have the chance to come back.”

We were not in any position to consult with senior managers who had their own hidden agenda

Pauline McManigan, a TSSA member and employee at Thomas Cook subsidiary Direct Holidays’ shop in Talbot Street, echoed Cullen’s sentiments. “John Kinnane [Thomas Cook’s managing director for Direct Holidays] has made things extremely difficult for all staff. He has intimidated staff, bullied staff and used abusive language toward female staff”, telling one employee today to “fuck off” in response to a query. Kinnane refused to recognise the TSSA as representing the Direct Holidays staff; without union representation, Direct Holidays staff “were not in any position to consult with senior managers who had their own hidden agenda and proved this when they closed the consultation down when staff said there were other matters that needed to be discussed.” Kinnane, she said, made threats similar to Robinson’s in order to get employees to vote for the five-week redundancy package.

McManigan says that Kinnane has demanded Direct Holidays’ staff return to work on Tuesday as normal. “That’s not gonna happen”, she replies, noting that the Direct Holidays staff did not trust Thomas Cook management not to close and strip out the store while the employees were not present. McManigan gave the following statement:

The staff at Direct Holidays based at 17 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 never had any intention to strike, officially or unofficially, on these premises, although we did pledge our support to our colleagues based at the Grafton Street store & our union, the TSSA, who have supported us wholeheartedly all the way through this. Thomas Cook sent their security firm to this building yesterday to intimidate its staff and try to bully them into handing over the keys to this premises. Staff refused to hand over the keys as there was a fear that the Direct Holiday shop based at 17 Talbot Street would be stripped over the bank holiday weekend and when we returned on Tuesday there would be no office here, as was done at North Earl Street Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook/Capital Holdings has provoked all staff based at Direct Holiday into the action. John Kinnane, the managing director of Capital Holdings has never supported staff at Direct Holidays and initiated senior members of human resources from the UK to come to us and bully us. Staff at direct holidays will stand firm united and strong through all of this. We will not stand down.

How To Treat And Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally}

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 18, 2017 - 1:04 am

How to Treat and Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally


The formation of kidney stones or stones in urinary tract is common. The chemicals found in the urine are responsible for production of stones in the kidney. These chemicals include oxalic acid, calcium, uric acid and phosphorus. They size of these stones may vary from sand, grit and something similar to the size of an egg of bird. Stones grow in size due to the concentration of a substance in the urine surpass its solubility.

Kidney stones usually occur when the urine is high concentrated due to heavy perspiration, insufficient intake of fluids or sedentary life style. Urinary tract infection, wrong diet, excess intake of acid forming foods, white flour, sugar products, meat, tea, coffee, condiments, rich foods and over eating are some other causes for kidney stone disorder. Lack of vitamin A and excessive intake of Vitamin D also leads to formation of stones in kidney.

Some kidney stones require medical intervention, but many are small and stable enough to pass on their own. For these, there are a few natural treatments and interventions that can reduce discomfort, ease the process, or possibly even dissolve the stones.

Natural Treatment for Kidney Stone: –

Once you are home, you need to drink tons and tons of water. This will help flush the kidney stone out of your body easier and faster. Lemon water is great to drink, because the lemon will act as a diuretic and flush your bladder faster.

You should also avoid sugary foods until your kidney stones pass. High sugary diets are typically associated with kidney stone development. That is why I recommend eating more vegetables than fruits. Fruits tend to have more sugar.

Exercise regularly. Exercise keeps your body functioning. When you are inactive, the body waste removal process slows down, which may allow calcium and uric acid to clog up in your kidneys. When these chemicals are overproduced in your body, the kidneys cannot process them away and the build-up creates kidney stones.

Fish Oil: – An interesting study at the Department of Urology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland has shown that Greenland Eskimos have a very low record of stone diseases. Further research has attributed this to their diet, which is high in fish oil.

Remain active. Exercise each day and eat healthy foods. Exercise will move the stone along and help ease the pain.

Drink a lot of water. Six to eight glasses a day should be sufficient, but even more will help loosen the stone. The more water you drink, the sooner the stone will pass.

Getting plenty of fiber is important for flushing your body and kidneys. You should be eating plenty of vegetables daily because of the water soluble fiber. You should also eat only whole grains with a dietary fiber of 3 grams per serving.

There is an old home remedy that has worked to soften and dissolve kidney stones: Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, add it to 1 cup of water and drink before each meal. Organic apple cider vinegar is the always preferable.

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 18, 2017 - 1:04 am

Friday, May 16, 2008

Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on the Caribbean island of Curaçao where the ship is docked began an investigation into the presence of asbestos dust on the ship. Former Scientologist Lawrence Woodcraft supervised work on the ship in 1987, and attested to the presence of blue asbestos on the Freewinds in an affidavit posted to the Internet in 2001. Woodcraft, a licensed architect by profession, gave a statement to Wikinews and commented on the recent events.

According to The Daily Herald, the Freewinds was in the process of being renovated by the Curaçao Drydock Company. The article states that samples taken from paneling in the ship were sent to the Netherlands, where an analysis revealed that they “contained significant levels of blue asbestos”. An employee of the Curaçao Drydock Company told Radar Online in an April 30 article that the Freewinds has been docked and sealed, and confirmed that an article about asbestos ran in the local paper.

Lloyd’s List reported that work on the interior of the Freewinds was suspended on April 27 after health inspectors found traces of blue asbestos on the ship. According to Lloyd’s List, Frank Esser, Curaçao Drydock Company’s interim director, joined Curaçao’s head of the department of labor affairs Christiene van der Biezen along with the head of the local health department Tico Ras and two inspectors in an April 25 inspection of the ship. “We are sending someone so that they can tell us what happened, where it came from, since when it has been there,” said Panama Maritime Authority’s director of merchant marine Alfonso Castillero in a statement to Lloyd’s List.

The Church of Scientology purchased the ship, then known as the Bohème, in 1987, through an organization called Flag Ship Trust. After being renovated and refitted, it was put into service in June 1988. The ship is used by the Church of Scientology for advanced Scientology training in “Operating Thetan” levels, as well as for spiritual retreats for its members. Curaçao has been the ship’s homeport since it was purchased by the Church of Scientology.

According to his 2001 statement, Lawrence Woodcraft had been an architect in London, England since 1975, and joined Scientology’s elite “Sea Organization” (Sea Org) in 1986. He wrote that he was asked by the Sea Org to work on the Freewinds in 1987, and during his work on the ship “noticed a powdery blue fibrous substance approximately 1 ½” thick between the paint and the steel wall,” which he believed to be asbestos. He also discovered what he thought was blue asbestos in other parts of the ship, and reported his findings to Church of Scientology executives. Woodcraft discussed his experiences in a 2001 interview published online by the Lisa McPherson Trust, a now-defunct organization which was critical of the Church of Scientology.

The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards.

Church of Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw responded to Radar Online about the asbestos reports, in an email published in an article in Radar on May 1. “The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards,” said Pouw. She stated that two inspections performed in April “confirmed that the air quality is safe,” and asserted that the inspections revealed the Freewinds satisfies standards set by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Pouw told Radar that “The Freewinds will be completing its refit on schedule.” The Church of Scientology-affiliated organization Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) had been planning a cruise aboard the Freewinds scheduled for May 8, but according to Radar an individual who called the booking number for the cruise received a message that the cruise had been delayed due to ongoing work on the ship. Citing an article in the Netherlands Antilles newspaper Amigoe, Radar reported on May 6 that a team from the United States and supervised by an independent bureau from the Netherlands traveled to Curaçao in order to remove asbestos from the Freewinds.

…if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff.

“I stand by everything I wrote in my 2001 affidavit,” said Lawrence Woodcraft in an exclusive statement given to Wikinews. Woodcraft went on to state: “I would also comment that if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff. Also panelling as well, basically strip the ship back to a steel hull. Also blue asbestos is sprayed onto the outer walls and then covered in paint. It’s in every nook and cranny.”

Many Scientologist celebrities have spent time aboard the Freewinds, including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Chick Corea, Lisa Marie Presley, Catherine Bell, Kate Ceberano, and Juliette Lewis. Now magazine reported that Tom Cruise has been urged to seek medical attention regarding potential asbestos exposure, however a representative for Cruise stated he has “absolutely no knowledge” of the recent asbestos controversy. Cruise, Holmes, Travolta and Preston have celebrated birthdays and other events on the Freewinds.

There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.

In a May 15 statement to the United Kingdom daily newspaper Metro, a representative for the Church of Scientology said that “There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.” The Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center notes that agencies have recommended anyone who has spent time on the Freewinds consult with their physician to determine if possible asbestos exposure may have affected their health.

Raw blue asbestos is the most hazardous form of asbestos, and has been banned in the United Kingdom since 1970. Blue asbestos fibers are very narrow and thus easily inhaled, and are a major cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can develop in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium sac surrounding the heart. The cancer is incurable, and can manifest over 40 years after the initial exposure to asbestos.

“This is the most dangerous type of asbestos because the fibres are smaller than the white asbestos and can penetrate the lung more easily,” said toxicologist Dr. Chris Coggins in a statement published in OK! Magazine. Dr. Coggins went on to note that “Once diagnosed with mesothelioma, the victim has six months to a year to live. It gradually reduces lung function until the victim is no longer able to breathe and dies.”

Important Facts Everyone Should Know About Used Cars}

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 17, 2017 - 2:09 am

Important Facts Everyone Should Know about Used Cars


Henry Smith

Buying a used car is somewhat like using a cream after listening to its features as well as qualities. You don’t have used the product yourself but are going to purchase the things on the basis of the judgment given by the people. However, the best judgment lies with the person who uses the cream. People go on the cover, but the focus should be preferably made of the internal material. While buying a Car, instead of just going for the purchase on the basis of brand value, one should go with its features. However, in a case of a used car, few more things are to be considered while making the purchase. There are certain aspects that are to be handled carefully and taken into consideration with respect to the previous owner of the car.

There are few facts that everyone should know about the used cars, particularly the person who wants to buy a used car or what we say in general terms, i.e. second-hand cars. The buying the quality of used cars is surely dependable and it stands true to all these below-mentioned facts. Here is the list of things that you have to keep in mind while you go for the purchasing the cars. Get details: http://www.ammotorstampa.com/inventory.aspx

1. Pre- analytic research

2. Complete description of product

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3. Dealing with the vendor

4. Complete vehicle check

5. Test Drives

-Pre- Analytic Research

A crucial and important phase of your work, pre-analytic research means analysis of the product pre-hand. The analysis is not restricted to the product itself but also about the trader as well as The trading Company. Some of the companies which deal with the sales of second hand or used the product can be fake or false as they can sell you the product after robbing it from the actual user.So a great research has to be made about the company whether it is a genuine one or not.

-Complete description of the product

One should be well acquainted with the complete description of the product. Without knowing about the advantages as well as disadvantages, it’s useless to buy the product. One should know each and everything. Description includes the specification as well as the implementation.Specification includes all the features of the product. Implementation includes the way of using the products.

-Dealing with the vendor

While dealing with the vendor, few things have to be kept in mind. A vendor will try every possible mean to sell his product. A used product can be a defective piece too, so, instead of going on his sugar coated talks, one should use his brain well and carefully analyze that the thing is best for him or not.

-Complete Vehicle Check

While purchasing a used vehicle, a complete vehicle check should be made. A used thing can have certain defects too, that will be kept hidden from the buyer. With the complete knowledge about the product, one can make a good check on the Vehicle.

-Test Drive

Test Drive is the most important check while buying. It means a pre-hand checking of the car by driving it yourself. Either of the defects if observed can save you from committing a big mistake.You should go with the dealers who are well known for their genuine approach. The quality of used cars are quite genuine and it has always experienced the positive response about its working from all the buyers. Whether they go for any used car, they did not have to suffer from the problem. The most important thing of the used cars is that their tires suffer from wear and tear after the usage is done. The customer himself has to ensure that the tires have been replaced and the car does which he want to buy should be free from all problems. Once the purchase of the used car is done and after that, some flaw is detected, then the supplier will not be answerable to the buyer. So it becomes most important to check the things carefully, whether himself or by any car professional expert.

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This is Henry Smith, an expert writer of the automotive industry and writes this article about; important facts everyone should know about used cars.

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Two dead after car crash in Inverness, Scotland

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 17, 2017 - 2:09 am

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two people have died as the result of a one-vehicle road traffic accident in Inverness, Scotland. The two occupants of the vehicle were both teenagers, with one being male and the other being female. Neither have been publicly identified.

They were both travelling in a black Škoda Fabia vRS at approximately 0920 BST on Sunday when they attempted to negotiate a corner and ended up colliding with a stone wall and a tree, according to witnesses. One bystander stated that the vehicle also impacted into a street light. According to a report from a person who sighted the collision: “The car destroyed a lamp-post and then demolished a 12 inch thick wall scattering huge chunks of stone and sending one big piece 20 metres down the road. The car then appears to have carried on into the garden and hit a big pine tree.”

After the emergency services arrived at the scene of the collision, the road was occluded, during which time members of the fire service physically removed the bodies of the teenagers from the remains of the Škoda. They were then transported to Raigmore Hospital. According to a statement from a spokesperson for the Northern Constabulary: “Following a single vehicle road traffic collision at approximately 9.18 on Sunday morning on Islandbank Road, Inverness, one young man and one young female suffered fatal injuries.”

Government Urges Parents To Check Prom Limos In The North West}

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 2, 2017 - 2:02 am

Submitted by: Jackie Jolliffe

With a VOSA clamp down on unlicensed limos, it is important that parents in the North West check their chosen limo hire company is legitimate.

The Government is advising parents in the North West to ensure their childrens prom limo is safe and legal before booking.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) has issued advice to schools and parents on how to check if a limo hire company is licensed.

The organisation will be carrying out spot checks on limos at prom nights during May and June throughout the country.

Limousines in areas such as Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and Preston must hold a passenger service vehicle licence or be licensed by the council. Without a licence, hiring out limousines is illegal.

Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning, said VOSA will make full use of its powers to stop the small minority of cowboy operators who threaten to bring the industry into disrepute.

The limousines and novelty vehicle industry has seen rapid growth in recent years and I want to see these legitimate businesses continue to thrive.

However, those operating vehicles outside of the law put the safety of their passengers and other road users at risk, and create unfair competition for legitimately-run businesses.

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This is something that will not be tolerated by VOSA.

Possible hazards of using an unlicensed company in areas such as Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and Preston include:

– Driver may not be properly licensed to drive the vehicle

– Vehicle and driver may not be insured

– Vehicle may not be built to the necessary safety standards

– Vehicle may not be maintained properly and could be dangerous

Use the Operator Search service on the VOSA website to check if a company holds a passenger service vehicle licence.

Limo-Scene is a fully licensed company with some of the best limousines in the country available – and operates throughout the North West, including Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and Preston.

All-new childrens limo parties available at Limo-Scene in the North West

There are two new special limo parties, available from Limo-Scene, for a memorable, extraordinary experience.

With the best music and lighting system available, the Hummer limos will make for one of the most memorable days in your life.

The limos, which seat up to 18 people, include disco lighting, and an onboard karaoke system.

Makeover and photography limo party package

Have a fancy photo shoot party so your children can have stunning photographs to hang on their wall.

They will have their hair and makeup done and can wear their best clothes, or even wear the designer wardrobe from the studio.

Fantastic for girls everywhere, you can get picked up in either an 8, 16 or 18 seater limousine and taken to a private studio for a makeover and photography session.

Whatever the special occasion what could be more fun than a photo shoot for your children.

Pamper limo party package

Make your children feel special with Limo-Scenes all-new pamper party.

A trained nail technician will come to your home to paint the childrens nails, applying glitter or artwork, and pamper the children.

One of Limo-Scenes beautiful limos, complete with balloons and soft drinks, will then arrive to take them out for an hour.

With the best music and lighting system available, a Hummer limo will make for one of the most memorable occasions of their lives.

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Eleven die in truck-van crash in Kentucky

Posted by 8cMqD7 on June 2, 2017 - 2:02 am

Saturday, March 27, 2010

At least eleven people have died in a crash between a van and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 65 south of Munfordville, Kentucky. The collision occurred around 5:16 a.m. CDT (1016 UTC) yesterday morning near the 63-mile marker.

According to officials the tractor-trailer crossed the median and struck the 18 passenger van head-on. The truck then hit a rock wall and burst into flames. The driver of the truck is reported to have died along with ten passengers in the van. The family in the van were Mennonites from Kentucky on their way to a wedding in Iowa.

Officials said that one infant was killed but two other children in the van aged four and five that were in child restraint seats survived with minor injuries. Northbound Interstate 65 was to be closed until at least 4 p.m. CDT (2100 UTC) according to the Kentucky Department of Transportation.