BMX Pros: Corporate Entertainment They Will Never Forget

If you are looking for corporate entertainment that will keep your company on client’s minds, think beyond buffet dinners and mobile casinos and choose BMX Pros. When you book BMX Pros you will give your clients an experience they will never forget and something they normally would not do for themselves.

Why BMX Pros?

BMX Pros offers a unique extreme sports experience unlike any other. With BMX Pros you get breathtaking daredevil stunts performed by the BMX stunt team. These exciting performers often travel around the United States for major events, performing various different shows at each venue.  What you can expect from a BMX stunt show is two to three BMX stunt professionals and an announcer who will talk to your target audience while the BMX stunt show is in motion. The BMX stunt teams have honed their delivery into a fast-paced and action-filled event that will awe your audience.

The BMX Pros stunt shows are an affordable way to not only entertain your clients but create a great impression of your company. It will let your clients know that you are creative and think outside the box to achieve business goals.

BMX Pros venues

Booking a BMX Pros stunt show is easy through our state of the art Web-Site. You can book your event directly online, saving you precious time. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive an automatic 3 day reminder confirming your upcoming event. You will also be able to print your invoice and W-9 directly online for accounting purposes.

BMX Pros are available for a variety of venues in many locations throughout the United States.

Odds are we can attend your venue, whether you live on the West or East coast. Check out our SCHEDULE/TOURS page for more information about availability.

The goal of BMX pros is to give you the most outstanding event experience your clients have ever witnessed, with the least amount of effort. For more information contact our sales professionals today at 800-650-2453.

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What Botox Can Do for You!

Botox® is a diluted form of the botulinum protein. Since the 1990s, many people have been injected with Botox® without any long-term negative effects. It is a safe and effective way to remove the creases that show up on foreheads, crows feet and vertical wrinkles that can appear on an upper lip.

Botox® is not a permanent solution and follow-up visits about three to six months apart are needed to keep the wrinkles from reappearing. A consultation with Carmel, Indiana area dermatologist Dr. Shideler will help you decide how many Botox® treatments are needed.

Is Botox® painful?

Botox® is relatively painless as it is delivered by a quick injection and there is a very short recovery time. There may be mild discomfort when the doctor administers the injections. Some patients report some slight soreness and bruising that may appear a few days after the treatment.

Most patients return to work or other activities right after a Botox® treatment.
How Does Botox® Work?

A Botox® injection weakens the muscles that cause the wrinkles. Weakening the muscle that causes the wrinkles to form creates dramatic improvement in appearance that can be seen within 2-7 days. It rarely interferes with facial expressions.

How Long Does The Botox® Treatment Last?

The muscles weakened by a Botox® injection will eventually regain their strength and the wrinkles may reappear. You can expect a Botox® treatment to last for three months but can last for six months for some patients.

Dr. Shideler has been selected as a member of the Botox National Training Center,one of a select few nationwide designated to train other physicians. To learn more about Botox® treatments, call Shideler Dermatology today at 317-846-2396 to set up a consultation.

The 13 Haunts of San Diego

59071jjdkuf174jSan Diego is known for its amazing coastline, sunshine, an average temperature of 72 degrees and little rainfall. Of course, not all of San Diego is warm. Some of the “hottest” spots are the chilliest! What most people do not realize is San Diego is one of the most haunted cities in America. So get ready because today we visit the “old haunts” of San Diego.

Begin your day in Old Town where you will explore a multitude of supposedly haunted locations including your first stop at the Whaley House. Listed by the United States Department of Commerce as an authentic haunted house, it was built on the site of early San Diego’s public gallows. It is home to numerous deaths, angry confrontations, several ghosts and unexplained phenomena. The ghost of Thomas Whaley has been reported to be seen on the second floor landing, dressed in a black frock coat and wide-brimmed hat.

A short walk from the Whaley House is the Roman Catholic El Campo Santo Cemetery that dates back to 1849. In 1889 a horse-drawn streetcar line was built through part of the cemetery, which later became San Diego Avenue. In 1942 it was finally paved over, leaving 18 graves under the street and sidewalk. Spirits observed here are often mistaken for park employees that dress up in period costume. People who leave their cars parked in front of the cemetery-on top of the many graves-often find them hard to start afterwards. You may want to take the trolley instead! 477 bodies were buried at this cemetery, but it seems that their spirits have strayed outside their walls.

Next on the list of haunted Old Town spots is The Robinson-Rose House: a replica of the house originally built in 1853. The building is currently used as the Visitor Center for San Diego’s Old Town Historic Park. It also said to house the ghost of at least one of the original residents. Constructed on the foundation of the original house, one of the chief phenomena in this house is the unpredictable nature of the electricity. Electric lights flicker and go on and off on their own! No electrician has ever found anything wrong with the wiring or lights. Well, except that they turn on and off on their own…

La Casa de Estudillo is an adobe home built in 1827. It was restored in 1910 for the commander of the Presidio, Captain José Maria Estudillo. Father Antonio Ubach was a priest living there at the time. He is said to live on as one of the ghosts of La Casa. In the dark chapel a chill has been felt as a ghostly figure covered in a brown robe is seen gliding into the priest’s bedroom. Pages of a book turn by themselves and the faint sound of prayers can be heard.

For those looking for more than just “good eats” head to close by El Fandango Restaurant for lunch. It was built on the site of the Machado home that was destroyed by fire in 1858. Over the years, a billiard saloon, a bakery and then a residence were built on this spot. The ghost that is seen here is that of a Victorian woman dressed in white drifting or floating through the building. Sometimes she has been known to pass through walls and closed doors and seems to be unaware of those who encounter her.

Afterward, and just a few steps away is the Casa de Bandini Restaurant. From 1829 this was the home of Juan Bandini and his family. In the 1860’s it became the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Most recently it served as the Casa de Bandini Restaurant, which has since been closed. Maybe the ghosts there no longer want visitors? Actually, the closure was due to a lease renewal issue. Or was it? By the way when Casa de Bandini Restaurant finds a new home it is definitely worth checking out. The food and drinks are delicious! I will miss the giant “Margarita” fountain!

Next, head out of Old Town to the Star of India. You will need to drive or for fun catch the trolley to this location. Located near the San Diego International Airport, the Star of India-built in 1863 in the Isle of Man-is the world’s oldest active iron-hull sailing ship. Life aboard any ship is dangerous, and the Star of India has had her share of misfortunes. Ghosts of several unfortunate sailors and passengers are said to still remain aboard the ship. One story dates back to 1884 when a young stowaway still in his teens by the name of John Campbell was discovered and put to work. Soon after, Campbell lost his footing high in the rigging and fell 100 feet to the deck. His legs were crushed. Three days later he died and was buried at sea. Visitors to this ship sometimes report feeling a chilled hand touching them when close to the mast where Campbell fell. Or is it Campbell himself?

For those bold and gutsy individuals who dare to continue on this spirited day, head to the Gaslamp Quarter to visit the William Heath Davis House. Constructed by Davis in 1850, the house remains the oldest structure in what is now downtown San Diego. The spirit of an unknown Victorian woman has been reported to still reside there today.

In 1977 a San Diego newspaper article featured interviews with the occupants of the house. They reported stories of the lights going on and off by themselves. What’s so unusual about this story is that the house was not wired for electricity until 1988. The lights that went on and off were either gas or coal oil lamp flames–requiring a match to light! Even now, the house continues to have unexplained events related to its lighting. Officials of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation report the electric lights turning on without human help.

Off the beaten path is The Point Loma Lighthouse. Perched on a windy finger of land, the lighthouse overlooks the Pacific Ocean on one side, and San Diego Bay on the other. Built in 1855, it was abandoned before the turn of the century. It has been vacant for over 100 years–but don’t think it isn’t occupied! On the first floor, everything appears normal. But all is not what it seems. Former lighthouse keeper Robert Israel is not seen, but is heard at times. Along with the ghost of Robert Israel, there is no doubt many more who seek out the lighthouse as a beacon to happier times.

If you are visiting in October you can end the evening with a fun but equally intense haunting such as The Haunted Hotel at 424 Market St. and the Frightmare on Market Street at 530 Market (corner of Sixth and Market). These two innocent-looking, old buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter are transformed every year into walk-through horror house screamfests. The two buildings are down the block from each other. Both haunted houses feature spooky special effects and live action rooms that are disturbingly surreal. Get ready to get lost in Frightmare’s Victorian freakout with trap doors galore and monsters that stand toe to toe with you while screaming in your face! Not recommended for the little ghouls and boys!

If you want to extend your haunted day into an even spookier night, San Diego has no shortage of great hotels to stay in. Among them is one of the largest wooden buildings in the United States, the Hotel Del Coronado. Located in Coronado it is one of the most picturesque hotels in the world and one of San Diego’s most popular tourist attractions. But before you book a room you may want to read on…

Affectionately nicknamed Hotel Del, this grand hotel has a history of tragedy. Before 1900, two women had separately committed suicide, each taking with them the life of an unborn child. Story has it that the women’s ghosts have never really checked out.

The first story revolves around Room 502 (now 3502) was rumored to be the love nest of hotel builder and owner E. S. Babcock. The ill-fated mistress staying in this room took her own life soon after learning she was with child. Today, lights sometimes flicker in the room, and outside the door, a chill may be felt.

The next tale dates back to Thanksgiving 1892 when a pregnant Kate Morgan checked herself into the hotel under the name of Lottie Anderson Bernard. She spent 5 lonely nights in room 312 anxiously waiting for her wayward husband to join her. (The room number later changed to 3312, and recently to 3327). Her body and a handgun were found near the steps leading to the beach.

Another hotel with a haunting is the Horton Grand Hotel. This Victorian hotel was lovingly reconstructed on the former site of Ida Bailey’s “cat house” in the heart of the Gaslamp’s historic red light district. At the time, a favorite haunt of Wyatt Earp, the hotel is now the supposed haunting ground of the ghost of a mid-1800’s gambler by the name of Roger A. Whittaker. Roger who was caught cheating in a game of cards.

He tried to hide in an armoire in his hotel room–room number 309. Unfortunately he was soon found and shot to death by an angry gunman. There have been many reports of the bed shaking, lights going on and off by themselves, objects moved by unseen hands and armoire doors opening in the middle of the night. The temperature of the room sometimes gets uncomfortably warm, even for San Diego! Even air-conditioning and open windows don’t help. Every room in the Horton Grand Hotel has a bedside diary for guests to memorialize their stay. For those brave enough to have stayed in room 309 the diary includes recounts of ghostly encounters. Maybe you will be the next one to enter your experiences in that journal?

San Diego’s frightening history has not scared anyone away so far. With one of the most amazing coastlines in all of the country, very few cities in the U.S. can match the scenic views, beaches and weather San Diegans enjoy every day!

 

What & Where:

The Whatley House (2476 San Diego Ave.; 619-297-7511)
Roman Catholic El Campo Santo Cemetery (San Diego Avenue at the corner of Conde St)
The Robinson-Rose House (4002 Wallace St; 619-220-5422)
La Casa de Estudillo (4001 Mason St.; 619-220-5422)
El Fandango Restaurant (2734 Calhoun St; 619-298-2860)
Casa de Bandini Restaurant (2754 Calhoun St)
Star of India (1492 North Harbor Dr; 619-234-9153)
William Heath Davis House (410 Island Ave at the corner of 4th Ave
Hotel Del Coronado (1500 Orange Ave, Coronado; 619-435-6611
Horton Grand Hotel (311 Island Ave; 619-544-1886)

Helpful Hint: Please note that most of these homes and locations are open to public at little or no cost. Be sure to call in advance for more specific information on the tours and hours and days they are open.

 

This article was originally posted at www.52perfectdays.com/articles/13hauntssandiego

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision or secondary rhinoplasty is the facial plastic surgery procedure performed to correct problems resulting from previous rhinoplasty surgery. The most common and most challenging need for revision rhinoplasty occurs when too much tissue was removed at the previous surgery.

For most rhinoplasty patients problems are minor and can be handled by the original plastic surgeon. The revision rate for rhinoplasty even in the best of hands is between 5-10%. In the event a major deformity it may be better to pursue your second surgery with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in revision rhinoplasty such as Dr. Benjamin Light.

Board Certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Benjamin Light has over 10 years experience in revision rhinoplasty as well as many other facial plastic surgery procedures.

Revision Rhinoplasty challenges

When surgery is performed the second or third time, it is usually much more complex than the original surgical procedure. The natural anatomy of the nose has been reshaped, cartilage has been removed and breathing may be altered. The nasal structure will usually be encased in scar tissue as a result of a previous surgery or surgeries. During a revision rhinoplasty surgery the normal structures will be resculpted.

Often there is a need to rebuild the structure of the nose and therefore pieces of cartilage either from the nasal septum, ear or rib are sometimes required. Some surgeons prefer to use implants such as synthetic materials in a revision rhinoplasty. Some of the more common materials used include gortex, medpore and hard silicone.

Dr. Light’s general philosophy is to always use the patient’s own cartilage if it is available. However, some patients require an implant or injectable in a revision rhinoplasty. Some of the  injectable fillers used to fill in small defects left after rhinoplasty include Restylane®, Artecoll® and Radiesse®.

To find out if you are a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty, request a consultation with Dr. Benjamin Light. For more information contact Decatur, Alabama area Renaissance Facial Plastic Surgery center today for a consultation 1-866-239-FACE (3223).

 

Fremont College ABA Approved Paralegal Program

Benefits of an ABA Approved Paralegal training

The Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program is designed to train individuals interested in a career in the legal field as a paralegal. The Fremont College is an excellent choice for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a paralegal as it offers the combination of an ABA Approved Paralegal training and an Associates of Arts degree in paralegal studies.

What to expect from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program

The ABA Approved Paralegal courses at Fremont College are structured from three modalities.

  • Identify the Issue. Courses such as Introduction to Law & Ethics from the Paralegal Core Classes help fine tune the understanding of the legal industry for paralegal students.
  • Research and Analysis. The courses in this modality include classes in legal research and analysis what are essential in the legal field. Some of the classes include Legal Research and Writing from the Paralegal Core Classes and Quantitative Reasoning from the General Education Courses.
  • Draft Legal Documents. An important aspect of the paralegal position is drafting legal documents. Paralegal students will have the opportunity to take courses such as Persuasive Writing to help prepare for work in the modern legal law office.

The instructors at the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program are experts in their respective legal specialty. Students will receive instruction from highly skilled and seasoned legal professionals who are licensed to practice law.

For more details on the extensive paralegal studies program offered at Fremont College visit http://www.fremont.edu/campusprograms/paralegal-studies/paralegal-course-information.

How long will it take?

An Associate of Arts Degree from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program takes 60 weeks, 105 quarter units to complete.

After graduation from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal program

A graduate of the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program will have the training and skills needed to obtain employment as a paralegal. They will also have the edge over other paralegal job applicants as most attorneys always prefer hiring paralegals who received their training through an ABA Paralegal Approved program.

Fremont College ABA Approved Paralegal Program

Benefits of an ABA Approved Paralegal training

The Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program is designed to train individuals interested in a career in the legal field as a paralegal. The Fremont College is an excellent choice for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a paralegal as it offers the combination of an ABA Approved Paralegal training and an Associates of Arts degree in paralegal studies.

What to expect from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program

The ABA Approved Paralegal courses at Fremont College are structured from three modalities.

  • Identify the Issue. Courses such as Introduction to Law & Ethics from the Paralegal Core Classes help fine tune the understanding of the legal industry for paralegal students.
  • Research and Analysis. The courses in this modality include classes in legal research and analysis what are essential in the legal field. Some of the classes include Legal Research and Writing from the Paralegal Core Classes and Quantitative Reasoning from the General Education Courses.
  • Draft Legal Documents. An important aspect of the paralegal position is drafting legal documents. Paralegal students will have the opportunity to take courses such as Persuasive Writing to help prepare for work in the modern legal law office.

 The instructors at the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program are experts in their respective legal specialty. Students will receive instruction from highly skilled and seasoned legal professionals who are licensed to practice law.

For more details on the extensive paralegal studies program offered at Fremont College visit http://www.fremont.edu/campusprograms/paralegal-studies/paralegal-course-information.

How long will it take?

An Associate of Arts Degree from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program takes 60 weeks, 105 quarter units to complete.

After graduation from the Fremont College ABA Paralegal program

A graduate of the Fremont College ABA Paralegal Approved program will have the training and skills needed to obtain employment as a paralegal. They will also have the edge over other paralegal job applicants as most attorneys always prefer hiring paralegals who received their training through an ABA Paralegal Approved program.

For more information on how to start training for a career as a paralegal visit the Fremont College Paralegal program at http://www.fremont.edu/campusprograms/paralegal-studies.

For more information on how to start training for a career as a paralegal visit the Fremont College Paralegal program at http://www.fremont.edu/campusprograms/paralegal-studies.

6 Auto Repair Scams You Need to Know About

Even if you are lucky enough to know of a great mechanic, it can’t hurt to be aware of a few common tricks used by some sneaky mechanics to reach deep into your pockets. Read on to get some valuable money saving tips for the next time you have to take your car in for regular maintenance or for the dreaded repair visit!       

1.      Oil Changes: Overcharged and Overdone

Do you really need to change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles? This has become a sort of debate between cautious consumers and the oil industry. The reality is the way cars have been built for at least 10 years, frequent oil changes are not needed. So how much can you really save? On average, an oil change costs $30. If you drive 15,000 miles per year and replace your oil every 3,000 miles, you will need 5 oil changes totaling $150.00. But if you reduce the oil changes to every 5,000 or even 7,500 miles you can save up to $90 per year. 

2.      The Spit-And-Polish Scam

Scams by some unethical auto mechanics depend upon a customer not knowing how their car works.  The spit-and-polish scam is no exception. Here’s how it goes down: Mechanics may say that a part needs to be replaced, but the reality is that they may pull it out, polish it, then just put it back in the car so that it looks shiny and new. Common targets are easily removed parts like batteries, oil filters and radiators. A twist on this scam is that the mechanic claims they replaced your old part with a refurbished part when in actuality they never removed it. In that case, they’ve done absolutely nothing, except pass the bill along to you.

Here’s what you can do if you can take the car home first: Before having repairs done, mark the suspect part in a spot that isn’t easy for others to see with a small dab of white paint or Wite-Out®. After the repair is completed, ask to see the old and new part. If you see the paint on the “new” part, you’ve caught a scam.

Even if you can’t take your car home, you have the right to ask to see the old part as well as the purchase order for the new one. Match the new part with the info in the receipt. Asking the mechanic this will let him know you will hold him to the work and parts he has listed on the final invoice.

3.   The Oil Dipstick Trick

Dip your dipstick in your oil before you go in for maintenance and repairs. This is something you should be doing out of habit anyway to make sure your car is not low on oil. Do this to get an accurate reading of your engine’s oil level and to remind yourself to watch out for that old nickel-and-dime trick some mechanics use. The trick goes like this: They’ll only insert the dipstick in part of the way, which will give a lower reading. May not seem like a big deal to pay $5 or $10 to refill your oil, but it’s unnecessary and money better kept in your wallet.

4.      The “Tune-Up” Spark Plug Trick

Another trick to watch out for is the detached spark plug trick–it could save you thousands of dollars and unnecessary engine exploratory work. An unethical mechanic will recommend an expensive “tune-up” and even charge you extra to replace the spark plugs. Many times, the only thing that needed replacement were the spark plugs. 

5.       Getting Doubled Over

In all fairness, some repair jobs will start with one problem, and then lead to completely different issues. Unfortunately, some auto mechanics will take full advantage of this by doubling your labor charge. Sometimes the labor will even overlap for certain work, meaning you will get double charged for labor. If you’re quoted one labor cost on the estimate, that’s what you should pay in many cases. It’s important to be firm and clear with the mechanic that you want to be informed of extra parts or labor you will be charged for before they start work. Contact the Automotive Service Council or Better Business Bureau if you have problems or concerns with the repair.

6.      Auto Obsession

No, this is not a recognized psychological disorder. It’s what happens when people are fooled into agreeing to repairs or maintenance sooner than a car really needs. It’s one thing to follow manufacturer suggested timelines for standard maintenance, but another to become obsessive about it. There is usually no need to repair or have work done on your car more than recommended in the owner’s manual. The auto manufacturers know your vehicle model better than any mechanic. After all, they built it and know how each part works. Their recommendations should be followed.

Be suspicious anytime a mechanic pushes you to agree to an oil change, flush or other car repair sooner than recommended.

Play it safe and bring your owner’s manual with you when you take your car in for any maintenance or repair. The old saying “knowledge is power” could not be truer when facing a car repairs or regular maintenance. Take a few minutes to look over your car owner’s manual. There is a lot of useful information provided in that book to help you avoid many mechanic scams. The more you know about your car, the less likely you will be taken for a ride. If you do not have the owner’s guide to your car you can find it at http://www.edmunds.com/how-to/how-to-find-your-car-owners-manual-online.html