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Are There Cars Which Don’t Need a MOT?

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For most of us, getting the annual MOT check is just part and parcel of being a motorist. Not every vehicle on the road needs a MOT test though. If you understand the exemptions, this should help you work out whether your car falls into one of the exempt categories.

Historic and Classic Vehicles The main group of vehicles which is exempt from the MOT test are historic or classic vehicles. There is a firm legal definition of historic laid out by the government. For most cars and motorcycles, the exemption kicks in 40 years from the date of the car’s first registration. If however the car has been substantially overhauled in the past 30 years than that doesn’t apply. So for example, if you’ve bought the shell of a 50 year old car and put in a whole new engine, then it won’t qualify for the historic exemption.

Even if your car is too old to qualify for a MOT test, you have a legal responsibility to make sure it is roadworthy and safe. For this reason, many owners of vintage vehicles put them through an annual MOT test anyway. But that’s a decision which is up to you, and is purely voluntary. Discuss the possibilities with a local garage. You might also need guidance on whether changes you’ve made to your vehicle are enough to count as substantive changes for MOT purposes. There is extensive guidance online, but you might need the help of a mechanic to interpret the jargon. Other Historic Vehicles If you own a vintage bus, lorry or other large vehicle then different rules apply.

Vehicles first registered before 1960 don’t need a MOT test, unless they’ve been altered in the last 30 years. Take advice from a historic vehicle expert if you’re not sure whether your car qualifies. You still need to ensure that any vehicle is roadworthy if you’re going to use them on the public road. Steam powered vehicles are all exempt from MOTs, whatever their age. Electric Vehicles and Tractors If you operate electric goods vehicles such as a delivery van, you won’t need to put it through a MOT. The same rules apply to tractors, which are exempt from MOT tests whatever the age of the vehicle and irrespective of whether it’s sometimes driven short distances on the road. Electric and hybrid cars which are used on the public road will need a MOT test, but are exempt from the emissions and exhaust section of the test.

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Private Land The other exemption is for vehicles which are purely driven on private land. If you’re a farmer who has an old truck which you use to get around the farm and never take it on the public roads, then you don’t need to get it an MOT. You don’t have to tax or insure it either, you just use it at your own risk. This also applies to other types of vehicles such as motorbikes or quad bikes as long as they are never taken on the road.

 

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Bolt Food Couriers Take Pledge to Uphold Highest Standards of Safety, Hygiene, and Food Handling

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In a move to enhance food delivery standards, Bolt Food couriers across Ghana have collectively taken a pledge to uphold the highest standards of safety, hygiene, and food handling. This follows an intensive training in partnership with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to reinforce the importance of these practices in ensuring the delivery of safe and hygienic food to customers.

The pledge taken by the couriers underscores Bolt Food’s unwavering commitment to customer safety and satisfaction. With a focus on maintaining the integrity of food from preparation to delivery, couriers have vowed to adhere to strict protocols designed to protect both themselves and their customers.

The Acting Regulatory and Policy Head for Africa at Bolt, Weyinmi Aghadiuno, said: “Bolt Food as market leaders committed to best practices and standards in food delivery, launched this initiative to  equip couriers on the platform with essential knowledge and tools for excellence in food delivery. It is our collective responsibility as stakeholders in the food service ecosystem to ensure food reaches customers safely and in an hygienic manner. By adhering to these best practices of food delivery, we are not only protecting the public health of Ghanaians but also contributing to the overall well-being of our communities.”

Through this specialized training, couriers gained invaluable insights into food hygiene, safety practices, and proper handling techniques, reinforcing our dedication to the health and safety of the communities we serve.” She added.

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The workshop addressed a pressing need in the rapidly expanding online food delivery sector, where maintaining food safety and quality is crucial. Recognizing the rise in online food businesses, the FDA partnered with Bolt Food to enhance food safety measures across the industry.

Chief Regulatory Officer at the FDA, Dr. Edward Archer emphasized the importance for courier operators to understand the impact of food safety measures on their operations.

“The FDA is collaborating with various stakeholders, including courier services, to ensure they receive training in food safety. This training equips them to integrate food safety principles into their work, thereby reducing food safety-related complaints and illnesses,” Dr. Archer stated.

During the workshop, couriers were educated on several key aspects of food safety. The training covered personal hygiene practices, the importance of maintaining appropriate food temperatures during delivery, and protocols for handling food to prevent contamination. Emphasis was placed on ensuring that hot food stays hot and cold food stays cold, with timely delivery being a critical component of the process.

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Maserati Repair & Maintenance Tips in Dubai

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We all know Maserati cars demand special attention to keep them running smoothly and looking their best. Whether it is regular maintenance or timely check-ups, taking care & visiting a trusted car service Dubai for your Maserati is crucial to ensure its long life and performance.

 

In this post, we’ll explore some essential tips for Maserati repair and maintenance in Dubai.

Regular Maintenance

Central to maintaining your Maserati’s best state is regular servicing at a trusted Maserati service center. Among the factors that might be responsible for preventing potential problems and lengthening the duration of parts in a car include normal oil change activities, examination of fluids, and tire rotation processes.

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In addition, this makes it possible to discover if there are any chances for further development on issues by sticking to instructions concerning service schedules as directed by makers.

Finding the Right Maserati Repair Shop

Picking the appropriate service center for your vehicle is important when it needs Maserati repair. You should find a reputable car service center focusing on Maserati cars that have mechanics who are Maserati experienced technicians, who know how to handle these expensive vehicles well.

 

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A well-established Maserati repair shop is equipped with the right tools, diagnostic machines, and original Maserati parts to give your car the best care it deserves.

Common Maserati Repair Issues

Even with proper maintenance, Maserati may encounter certain repair issues over time. Some common problems include:

 

1. Electrical System Glitches: Maserati automobiles are famed for having top-of-the-line electrical systems, some of which can sometimes stutter or fail in their operations. To avoid more trouble, it is important to tackle such problems promptly.

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2. Transmission Problems: Your Maserati’s performance will be considerably affected by things like rough shifting or leakages associated with the transmission, hence the need for a Maserati service professional to handle this car transmission repair.

 

3. Brake System Repairs: Brakes are a critical safety feature, and any issues with brake pads, rotors, or calipers should be repaired immediately by a professional Maserati repair shop.

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Preventive Maintenance

There are several preventive measures you can take to maximize the lifespan of your Maserati:

 

1. Driving Habits: Smooth acceleration, gentle braking, and avoiding excessive idling can reduce wear and tear on your Maserati’s components.

 

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2. Protecting the Exterior: Regularly washing your Maserati can help protect the paint and prevent premature fading or oxidation. Take your car for regular car washes and park it in a shade in Dubai’s heat.

Choose Munich Motor Works for a Comprehensive Car Check

Maserati repair and maintenance is something that Munich Motor Works has a good reputation for in Dubai. Munich Motor Works makes sure that your car is taken care of in the right way through their experienced team of professionals and modern technology garage coupled with the use of authentic Maserati parts.

 

If you want any type of service such as routine service, complex replacements, or a complete vehicle check-up then consider bringing it here because they will offer you all these services without any disappointments in the end.

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To maintain the value of your Maserati for years to come while driving it on the roads in Dubai, proper maintenance coupled with timely repairs is imperative. Doing the following shall ensure that you enjoy driving a Maserati car and get the best service at Munich Motor Works.

 

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Sharaf Mahama holds health screening and walk in Tamale on June 29

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Sharaf Mahama is set to organise a massive health walk and health screening for the teeming youth of Tamale in the Northern Region. In attendance will be the NDC Regional Executives, all MPs and PCs, the National Youth Organizer, other dignitaries and Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, who doubles as the Special Guest.

The event is anticipated to attract young individuals from diverse backgrounds including students, young professionals and community leaders.

“I humbly invite you to join us on Saturday 29th June for a Health Walk and Health Screening. This move is part of activities to help drive home the message for a 24-hour economy and building the Ghana we want,” Sharaf Mahama said in a statement announcing the walk and health screening.

The event, he added will provide free regular health check-ups and screening. Additionally, the health walk will foster community spirit and solidarity, allowing participants to engage with local leaders, healthcare professionals, and fellow community members, thereby promoting unity and collective effort towards common goals.

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Mr. Mahama has a proven track record of similar initiatives in the areas of education and sports, which he uses as an avenue to empower young minds to do better for themselves and improve their potential. This health walk and screening like previous events is expected to attract thousands of young people from Tamale and surrounding communities.

 

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Samsung begins pre-order deals for AI TVs in Ghana

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Samsung has announced a new era of AI TVs with the launch of its Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K and OLED TVs at the Unbox & Discover event, with an amazing pre-order offer. Samsung, the Global Number 1 TV brand for 18 years, sets the benchmark for video innovation, with the ultimate embodiment of next-level AI TV technology and excellence designed to upscale every moment at home.

Imagine a world where your viewing experience is always extraordinary no matter the content! Thanks to the 2024 Samsung Neo QLED 8K AI TV powered by the NQ8 AI Gen2 Processor with built-in 8K AI Upscaling Pro Technology, the TV offers quantum leaps in performance by transforming any content into 8K resolution, even your old videos. You will see these videos transform into looking so clear and real, it is like bringing the past right into your living room with sizes ranging from 65 to 85 inches.

The 2024 Neo QLED 4K AI TV comes with cutting-edge innovations and elevates the viewing experience with groundbreaking features powered by the NQ4 AI Gen2 Processor. Enhanced by Real Depth Enhancer Pro and Quantum Matrix Technology, the screen ensures impeccable contrast even in complex scenes. With the world’s first Pantone Validated display for color accuracy and Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio experience, Neo QLED 4K sets the bar. Neo QLED 4K will be available in sizes ranging from 55 to 85 inches.

Made for more than just watching, the 2024 Samsung OLED AI TV ensures peak performance for ultimate gaming experiences. Samsung is also introducing the world’s first glare-free OLED, eliminating unnecessary reflection while preserving deep blacks and clear images under any lighting condition. Powered by the same formidable NQ4 AI Gen2 Processor as the Neo QLED 4K lineup, Samsung’s OLED TVs boast features like the Real Depth Enhancer and OLED HDR Pro, bringing picture quality to new heights from 65 to 83 inches.

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Pre-Order Offer

The 2024 AI TVs will be available for pre-order with exclusive premium freebies until 27th June 2024 in all Electroland Ghana Limited and CompuGhana Limited showrooms. Pre-order a Samsung AI TV now to receive a Soundbar, Freestyle Smart Projector, and Galaxy Fit3 with free delivery and installation.

 

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Soulful Songstress Emeli Sandé Scores “Roots” for The Macallan’s Bicentennial Celebration

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Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé takes a surprising turn, crafting a stirring soundtrack titled “Roots” for the esteemed single malt Scotch whisky, The Macallan. This poignant composition marks a unique collaboration as The Macallan celebrates its momentous 200th anniversary.

Sandé, known for her soulful vocals and impactful lyrics, delivers a heartfelt ode to The Macallan’s enduring legacy. Her Scottish roots lend a special resonance to the project, mirroring The Macallan’s deep connection to the land and its unwavering commitment to exceptional craftsmanship.

Just as Ghanaians cherish the rich heritage of Highlife and Afrobeats passed down through generations, The Macallan honors its meticulous craftsmanship and centuries-old legacy with the collaboration.

“Roots” perfectly captures the essence of The Macallan’s enduring spirit. Sandé’s lyrics, “Time will bring its changes, but our roots they will remain,” resonate deeply, reflecting the brand’s commitment to tradition while embracing innovation.

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According to Emeli Sandé, “Roots means legacy. You have your roots and they spread so far around the surrounding ground. You have your trunk and that’s your journey through life – the branches can go here, and there, but at the end of the day, everything is coming from the same point.”

The celebration extends beyond music. A captivating film by Jérémie Rozan accompanies the soundtrack, taking viewers on a mesmerizing journey through The Macallan’s past, present, and future. The film showcases the enduring connection that binds generations who have stewarded this iconic brand.

This unexpected collaboration between Emeli Sandé and The Macallan promises a powerful exploration of heritage,artistry, and the pursuit of excellence.

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Founding Partner and CEO of the Fearless Fund Arian Simone visits Ghana Presidency

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In a delegation led by Pan African company Ifactorylive CCO Michael Djaba with Dora Whittley managing partner of Whittley Agency.

Arian Simone had discussions about Fearless Fund and Fearless fund foundation Africa.


Fearless fund have invested over 27 million US dollars in women of color businesses,Additionally, they have Invested over $850,000 USD in African-founded businesses and provided grants in Côte d’Ivoire.

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