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Photo: This Fan Is Going Viral At The Oklahoma-Texas Game

first_imgOklahoma football player does "Horns Down" gesture to troll Texas football.DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: Running back Mossis Madu #17 of the Oklahoma Sooners gives a downward “hook em horns” sign while walking to the field alongside the Texas Longhorns band at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)We’re underway at the Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium between No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas.The Longhorns are off to a promising start, taking a 7-0 lead against the Sooners early in the contest.Oklahoma’s defense, unsurprisingly, looked pretty pathetic in the opening drive.OU fans aren’t happy.One fan in particular is going viral on social media.Check it out:this looks like a bad SNL character pic.twitter.com/Sp4PGxeIRq— nick (@nick_pants) December 1, 2018That’s quite the mustache, Oklahoma fan.Oklahoma and Texas are playing on ABC.last_img read more

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Morocco Eyes 479000 Italian Tourists by 2015

Milan – Morocco seeks to attract around 479,000 Italian tourists by 2015, that is an increase of over 10 percent compared to the previous year, Morocco’s Tourism Promotion Office (ONMT) said.A strategy has been devised by ONMT to achieve this goal, ONMT Delegate in Italy, Jazia Santissi told MAP.“We managed to achieve a 7 percent growth in arrivals and 10 percent increase in overnight stays in 2014 thanks to targeted proximity actions”, she added. According to Santissi, 381,614 Italian tourists visited Morocco for 400,000 overnight stays in 2014.ONMT has carried out a marketing campaign to attract more Italian tourists, notably through close relations with Italian travel agencies and media outlets, especially radio and TV channels. read more

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How to avoid being a victim at the car repair garage

DETROIT – It’s the moment every car owner dreads. The mechanic comes out of the garage to say your ride needs repairs costing hundreds of dollars.Then two big questions pop into your brain: Are the fixes really needed? Am I being overcharged?There might not be a way around getting the car fixed, but there are ways to stay in control of the situation. But it takes some work and planning both before and after the big repairs come:GET TO KNOW A MECHANICEstablish a relationship and find a repair shop you can trust — or risk big problems. Good old word-of-mouth still is probably the best way to pick a garage, says George Geropoulos, service adviser at Ted’s Auto Clinic in northwest Chicago. Ask like-minded friends and neighbours where they go. With or without a recommendation, check online and find shops in your area that have mechanics with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Also look for AAA certified garages and other training for technicians. Check online reviews. Shops that rely heavily on a particular neighbourhood for their customers will take extra care to make sure people are happy.When you find a garage, take your car in for an oil change and inspection. See if the people seem honest and are willing to take time to explain a problem. “It’s like a dating relationship,” says Jill Trotta, director of the automotive group at RepairPal.com, an online service that provides price estimates for auto repairs. The oil change is like having coffee with someone. Getting a small repair done is like going to dinner. A major repair can establish a long-term relationship. “If you do your due diligence up front, when something bad goes wrong, you can feel more comfortable,” Trotta says.GETTING TO THE TRUTHSay the mechanic says that grinding noise in your front end signals your brake pads need to be replaced. How do you know he’s telling the truth? Brake pad replacement is almost always accompanied by resurfacing or replacing the rotors, the round things that brake pads grab onto. That can drive the price up more. A good mechanic will take you into the garage, show you worn-out parts and explain the problems if you ask. If you’re not there, ask the shop to send you cellphone pictures of the worn pads and other parts. Make note of exactly what parts are being replaced. If it’s an expensive repair and you’re still a little skeptical, tell the mechanic you need to wait for your next paycheque to get the repair done, or you’re just not ready to do it now. Then get a second opinion, even if the next shop charges you for it, says Ron Montoya, senior consumer advice editor for the Edmunds.com automotive website. A simple Google search also will tell you if the problem the garage pointed out is common for your car, Geropoulos says.THE PRICE IS RIGHTOnce you’ve determined that the repair is needed, there are ways to make sure the price is right. There are several websites such as RepairPal that have data on what prices you should be charged. Costs can vary widely across the country, so in addition to make, model and model year, the sites ask for your ZIP Code. RepairPal even has a mobile app for smartphones, so you could do the price check right inside the shop. Some sites give you estimates from several nearby shops.RepairPal uses the same database garages use to figure out how long a repair should take. The site shows you the hourly labour rate and part cost data that comes from repair garages. It’ll give you a price range for what the repair should cost. You can also call another shop or two and ask what they’d normally charge for the same repair on your model. Trotta, whose service makes money by certifying garages and charging them $199 per month to be a recommended shop on the RepairPal site, says the site calculates a fair price for quality repairs done with quality parts.The lowest price may not be the best deal. Trotta says some garages will sell inferior, less-expensive parts that won’t last as long. “The cheapest thing to do when getting your car repaired is to fix it right the first time,” she says. How to avoid being a victim at the car repair garage Mechanic Chris Geropoulos works on car, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Ted’s Auto Clinic in Chicago. In looking for a mechanic, experts say it’s a good idea to establish a relationship and find a repair shop you can trust, or you may risk big problems. Good old word-of-mouth still is probably the best way to pick a garage, says George Geropoulos, service adviser at Ted’s Auto Clinic in northwest Chicago. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam) by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2017 8:59 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more