James Walker of Resolver on how to get the most out of the money you spend on your mobile phone. Archant James Walker of Resolver on how to get the most out of the money you spend on your mobile phone. James Walker, from Resolver. Picture: Supplied How long would you expect a sofa to last for? Ten years? Twenty with care? How about a new car or caravan? When we buy goods, we have certain expectations about how long we expect them to last – even though we may intend to replace them before their time is up. With bigger goods, we tend to expect things to be more substantial and therefore last longer. But weirdly, we seem to have lower expectations of smaller items. Maybe it’s because they’re portable, or easy to lose or damage. Chief amongst those items are mobile phones.Mobile phones are losing their edge when it comes to innovations. With top spec cameras, apps, screens and other developments running dry and handsets hitting the … [Read more...] about James Walker of Resolver: Getting the most out of your mobile
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PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 November 2018 Steve Russell John Potter grew up by the River Deben, and loved sailing and being on the water Picture: POTTER FAMILY ARCHIVE Archant Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors John and sister Pauline Potter with Miss Bruce Farrers's goat Didgemere Pearl during the first day of the Suffolk Show at Bury St Edmunds in June, 1933 Picture: ARCHANTSome called it stubbornness. He himself might have admitted to “dogged”. But John Potter knew his own mind – and not in a bad way. In the face of rules he thought daft, or people trying to push him in a direction he didn’t want to go, he quietly ploughed on and did what he felt was right. Often with a wry smile on his face.There’s an example in the handwritten memoirs he’s left us, covering his life slightly beyond marriage in 1950. (The wedding, by … [Read more...] about ‘I hadn’t any English money to tip him with, so I gave him a “hand” of bananas off the stem wrapped in my bedding roll’
Angelica Retherford, her husband and their 7-year-old twin sons needed a new place to live — quickly — as the deadline loomed to vacate their home in a Fountain mobile home park endangered by erosion.So, she said, she took to Facebook and heard from Michael Paul Lemay, 42, who said he was a private lender who could help her buy or rent a new home."He seemed like he genuinely cared, which is the worst part," said Retherford, 30. "Because when you talk to this man, he is one of the sweetest-talking people you will ever meet."But Lemay is accused of scamming several Riverside Mobile Home Park residents out of relocation money given to them by El Paso County.He was arrested Monday on suspicion of theft of $20,000 to $100,000, a felony, and bait advertising, a misdemeanor, court records show.The mobile home park sits on the edge of a 30-foot cliff that becomes dangerously undermined when Fountain Creek waters run fast and high."We had that terrible flood in September of 2013 in … [Read more...] about Residents scammed while being relocated from Fountain mobile home park
Judith Harris Solomon Special to The Detroit News Published 1:23 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Velofix Detroit, a full-service mobile bicycle shop, arrived on the local scene one year ago and has been wheeling and dealing ever since. It uses a customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to match the abilities of a full-size brick-and-mortar shop while traveling to customers in need of its services. “Because nowadays busy people often don’t have time to go to a bike shop, our slogan is ‘save time, ride more,’” said Velofix franchisee Mike Dega, an elite bike racer and the general sales manager of Mercedes-Benz of Novi. While many customers purchase their bikes independently, some hire Velofix to set them up. Others prefer to buy their bikes from the company’s website, which lists several online partner vendors. Bike building ranges in price from $129 to $329, depending on the complexity of the build; bike fitting costs $189; basic tune-ups start at $89. … [Read more...] about Rolling bike-repair shop comes to you
TomDispatch, ContributorA regular antidote to the mainstream media. Instead of investing in roads, bridges and trains, the Trump administration has pumped money into the Pentagon. 07/03/2018 05:13 pm ET This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. By William D. Hartung Other than shouting about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Donald Trump’s most frequently proclaimed promises on the 2016 campaign trail was the launching of a half-trillion-dollar plan to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure (employing large numbers of workers in the process). Eighteen months into his administration, no credible proposal for anything near that scale has been made. To the extent that the Trump administration has a plan at all for public investment, it involves pumping up Pentagon spending, not investing in roads, bridges, transportation, better Internet access, or other pressing … [Read more...] about Trump Had Big Plans To Repair Our Crumbling Infrastructure. Here’s What America Got Instead.