Have You Ever Played a Paul Reed Smith Guitar?

The Paul Reed Smith Guitar produced in Maryland is the creation of Paul Reed Smith. The year was 1985 when he started producing guitars for local bands. Today the guitar is world famous.

They are sought after because of their fine sound and because of their beautiful features. Musicians want them because of their unique sound. Collectors want them for their unique art work. The basic Paul Reed Smith is made of mahogany and maple wood. They sport a high figured top. Some have what appears to look like tiger stripes.

Some high end models are made of Brazilian rosewood with finger boards made of the same type of wood. This work of art was used by Ted Nugent, the first well known rock star to be convinced to try it out. This was the beginning of something big for the Maryland company.

When a big name like Ted Nugent agrees to use your instrument you are looking at some great publicity if he gives his approval. He did and the guitar maker has not looked back. It is interesting to say the least how the actual guitar can have such a large influence on the music and the performer.

For the average music fan who is not in touch with the musical instruments themselves he takes for granted the connection the performer has with his guitar. The music itself might not have ever appeared if not for a particular model guitar.

The person in the know however can appreciate the connection that the Paul Reed Smith guitar has had with some of the best music to be produced. If you want to try one of the best guitars in the world this is the one for you. In the meantime take a listen to some of your favorite rock music and see if you can tell the difference in the guitars you hear.

Dotcom Business Plans Archive Project

One of the most important initiatives in the domain of business documentation is that of professor David Kirsch from the University of Maryland, who thought of a dotcom Business Plan Archive – , a project that consists of collecting business plans for posterity. The project was started in 2002, through the Web portal businessplanarchive.org. The site was built by Webmergers.com and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, in collaboration with the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.The project received financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The archive contains records of more than 2,300 Internet companies (either successful or failed) founded in the 90s and during the Internet boom and bust era, that is between 1996 and 2000. The area of interest goes from business strategy to people’s interactions in the dotcom workplace. The result will be a digital repository including business plans, marketing plans, venture presentations and any other records. The second part of the project will consist in gathering narratives from entrepreneurs, investors, employees and even customers who participated in this type of activity.

The purpose and usefulness of this project is to preserve past evidence of assumptions and strategies of successful and failed companies, thus providing valuable hints and knowledge for researchers and budding entrepreneurs, so as to learn from past mistakes and successes. Researchers will be able to benefit from this data so as to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. Valuable insight from these business plans can be obtained:

* assumptions of the founders about the business;

* entrepreneurs’ plans to best exploit Internet offered advantages;

* assumptions on market growth and size;

* plans for gaining competitive advantage over traditional and online competitors;

* business core strategies.

The project brought to the researchers involved an award of $235,000 granted by the Library of Congress.

Nyle DiMarco

Imagine dancing in front of millions of television viewers when you can’t hear the music. How would you know when to move, when to stop, when to do the lift? For some viewers of Dancing With the Stars it seems incredible that anyone can do the required dances with such grace, but thrown in being deaf and it’s a whole new ball game.

Nyle DiMarco was born on May 8th 1989 and has a twin brother. He is a model, an actor and also a deaf activist who grew up in Maryland and attended Maryland School for the Deaf. Later he would earn a degree in mathematics from Galloudet University before he turned his attention to acting.

He appeared in several programs before earning a spot on America’s Next Top Model. He was only the second male contestant and the first deaf contestant on the reality show, and he of course won the crown back in 2015. Shortly after his win he signed with a top modelling agency in New York and then came the call from Dancing With the Stars.

For those fans of Dancing With the Stars, the choice of DiMarco was one that was embraced. If nothing else he wasn’t hard to watch and he instantly became a fan favourite. But it was his will to succeed when he was at a clear disadvantage compared to the other contestants that won him acclaim and inspired us all.

Di Marco never once looked lost or skipped a beat with his dances. He and his partner(s) looked like every move was effortless when it must have taken extreme concentration on his part to get it all perfect every time.

When asked how he did Dancing so well, he said he was used to using other cues to convey emotions or get his point across. In truth, you don’t have to be verbal or use your ears, but instead you can communicate in different ways.

Now that Dancing is over, Nyle can concentrate on his modelling and acting once again and also take care of his foundation that promotes awareness of the deaf culture.

When we see someone with a disability not let it get in the way of doing what they want to do, it is inspiring, not just to those who are also deaf, but to everyone. Nyle DiMarco doesn’t let deafness be what he’s known for, it is just a part of who he is. Instead he is known as the guy who handily won two reality shows.

Use an Expert Commercial Concrete Waterproofing Contractor

Did you know that water is the most damaging force to your concrete structure? In fact, there are billions of dollars spent per year on fixing concrete which is cracked due to water damage!

If you're looking for a Concrete Waterproofing Contractor in Maryland, Virginia, or DC, you've come to the right place. Knowing that water is the most damaging force to your concrete structure is half the battle. The other half of the battle is us, Concrete Restoration Services, an expert in all types of commercial and industrial waterproofing services.

The last thing you want for a concrete structure is moisture intrusion. Water that seeps through concrete will slowly but inevitably make it weak. Weak concrete is sooner to damage, in the form of cracking, breaking, and leaking. Aside from the obvious safety risks of cracked and broken concrete, leaky concrete can be an expensive, embarrassing, and annoying hassle.

Can you imagine a customer or client noticing a water leak in one of your concrete structures?

An experienced Concrete Waterproofing Contractor in DC, Maryland, or Virginia has different methods of waterproofing your concrete. There are several do-it-yourself methods to waterproof your concrete (whether it be for residential waterproofing or commercial) – but these methods are not only difficult and time consuming, they are also not NEARLY as effective.

It may seem that a DIY job is holding up and looking good, but in the coming months you may find it leaky again, sometimes even with mold growing inside your structure.

Concrete Waterproofing services from an experienced waterproofing service provider, include:

  • Above-grade waterproofing
  • Below-grade waterproofing
  • Exterior and interior waterproofing systems
  • Water repellent and damp-proofing systems
  • Chemical containment systems
  • Aesthetic coatings

Winning With the Flex Offensive

In 1993 a Willamette University Bearcat program entered the NAIA Division II National Championship under the leadership of seasoned coach Gordie James and won the national title behind the hardened, but often forgot flex insult. Derived from an earlier version of the shuffle cut insult, the flex hit the basketball scene in 1970 and was widely known for its structured pattern allowing for cross screens through the paint and a series of screen-the-screener actions to produce sound looks at the basket.

Today the flex liability is used in many fashions. The University of Maryland's Gary Williams won an NCAA National Championship in 2002 on the back of the flex continuity indemnity. Many others would soon follow suit; Coach Bo Ryan at Wisconsin University, Mark Few at Gonzaga, and Al Skinner at Boston College have all twisted the flex oath to find success in their relevant conferences.
While many in the college ranks have found success using the flex, it remains a popular staple in high school and junior high programs around the nation. Coach McKinnis of Coach Mac's Basketball e-Playbooks used a monster flex to guide his men's program to a regular season # 1 ranking in the state of Oregon class 2A poll in 2004. Furthmoremore, high school coaches across the country love the flex liability for its characteristics:

o Extremely effective against a man-to-man defense.
o Can be used against an odd front zone defense.
o All players on the floor are interchangeable in the offense.
o Very good offensive strategy for teams with average ability.
o Can control tempo of the game.
o Excellent baseline screening option.

The flex indemnity is a continuity indemnity, which can be rotated between a 5 or 4 man flexing action. It can also be very compact creating a very physical action for teams who have a great deal of power. In all the flex created in 1970 is the backbone of many successful basketball programs and should be considered by any coach looking for success.

What Is The Franchise UFOC’s Role?

Learn more about the UFOC before buying a franchise. Franchising is a contract system between two parties-the franchisor and the franchisee. As with any contractual agreement, there are legal documents and agreements that must be followed by both parties. The first of these documents is called a UFOC, or Uniform Franchise Offering Circular. Essentially this document is a disclosure of specific types of information that the franchisor must present before any agreements are signed.

The FTC set out the first franchise rules requiring minimum disclosure in 1979, originally known as an offering circular. Since that time the format and content have continued to evolve, providing a stronger and more uniform means of disclosing information about the company from whom you may be proposing to purchase a franchise. There are two entities responsible for the evolution of the UFOC: the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), and the NASSA (North American Securities Administrators Association). The most commonly used form for the UFOC comes from NASSA and is accepted by the FTC.

There are 15 states that, in addition to requiring a franchise to have a UFOC before selling franchises, also require that the document be registered with the state. These states are known as registration states.

These states include:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin.

The important thing to realize about the UFOC is that while the document must contain certain required information, such as franchise fees and additional start-up costs, there is no auditing required of this agreement. In other words, the agreement has to be there but is not guaranteed by any third party to be accurate. Additionally, states that are not registered states do not require that a copy of the UFOC be sent to any regulatory agency.

A UFOC is designed to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to go into business with the franchise. As such, you can be reasonably sure that the information presented in such an agreement will be accurate. If a franchise blatantly misrepresents the opportunity, there is recourse through the courts. This is not to say that franchises make a practice of misrepresenting what they are offering, but rather a reminder of the age-old adage, “buyer beware”. If you know what you are looking at you are much more likely to make a solid decision.

So what good does a UFOC actually do?

A UFOC provides many kinds of information, including information on the company officers and current franchisees as well as financial disclosures. The information provided in this document should give you a good overall picture of what the company is offering and with whom you would be working, but it also gives you resources to check out yourself. There are 23 areas, or items, within a UFOC. One of these items is contact information for current franchises. The importance of a UFOC is that it provides you with all of the information you need to review the franchise itself-but it is by no means end of researching a franchise opportunity.

What the UFOC contains

The UFOC includes information on the franchisor, the key company employees and how much experience in franchise management they bring to the company, as well as bankruptcy and litigation history. You want to know what kind of expertise you are buying into.

In addition, it includes all the information on the investment required for this franchise. This includes initial franchise fees, required equipment fees, start-up estimates, and any required purchases you’ll need to make to get started. Suppliers with whom you are required to do business must be disclosed, as well as how much you are expected to contribute to things like the annual advertising budget and how much it should cost to set up your initial inventory.

The UFOC must also contain the legal agreement for trademarks, which products or services may be offered, and any reporting required from the franchisee. The obligations of the both the franchisor and the franchisee will be disclosed, and the rules governing the transfer, termination, and renewal of the franchise agreement are included.

An earnings claim (what you should be able to earn) may or may not be included and is not a required item of the UFOC. If it is included, make sure that the company can verify their claims.

There are other agreements that must be decided between franchisor and franchisee. While some of these agreements may be laid out in the UFOC, others could change depending on the requirements of the individual franchise agreement. Things like protected territory are often decided on an individual basis. In these cases, any other agreements that will be required must be attached to the UFOC, including the individual franchise agreement in its generic form.

List of Baltimore Apartments That Approve With a Broken Lease, Bad Credit or Felony

Baltimore, a port city on Chesapeake Bay, is the largest city in the state of Maryland. It’s major seaport status means that the city is a busy business hub for numerous multinational companies and financial entities. It therefore continues to attract many who come seeking better career opportunities. Baltimore apartments are therefore in hot demand all year round.

If you are looking to rent an apartment n Baltimore, you must be aware of the general rental requirements. Most apartments will conduct a credit check, rental check and most likely a criminal background check. This can mean denial for applicants who have prior issues. Are there apartments in Baltimore that either do not conduct checks on credit, or broken leases or background or which if they do, are willing to work with the applicant regardless? The answer is yes.

Apartments which are willing to work with applicants who have previous rental problems are called second chance apartments. This is not to mean that they do not abide by the general housing policies, but that they are more lenient than the regular apartments. Here are a few places where one can find such housing units:

  • Arlington
  • Dorchester
  • Grove Park
  • Howard Park
  • Downtown Arlington
  • Arcadia
  • West Baltimore
  • Wilson Park

This is not an exhaustive list. There are many different places which have housing complexes that are willing to grant problem applicants a second chance.


The challenge in finding places to rent in Baltimore if you have tarnished credit or background such as a broken lease, is that such complexes do not readily advertise. This means that it can be a trial and error for the applicant who has to call or visit numerous apartments before being approved. This can be a frustrating and costly ordeal.

It is important also to note that even if you do land a second chance apartment interview, you must satisfy a few key requirements. For instance, even if the apartment is willing to overlook, say, credit issues, they most likely will want you to furnish proof of income. This means a job for at least the last six (6) months and an income that is at least three times the amount of the rent. The apartments will also insist that you not have any felonies involving drugs, violence or molestation of minors.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Expungement of Criminal Records

Prior to law school, I had never heard of the term "expungement." Maybe I was naive, or just uneducated in criminal law and criminal procedure. But it never occurred to me that (a) there is a process by which people can have criminal records expunged; and (b) there are people out there that need to utilize such a process.

Before I get too far in this article, however, I want to let you know that I am a Maryland criminal attorney, a Virginia criminal attorney, and a DC criminal attorney, so anything discussed in this is the jurisprudence of expunements in those jurisdictions. Additionally, DC statutes provide for expungement only in very limited circumstances, while Virginia and Maryland have some rawer statutes. All three are different and, therefore, the information you obtain in this article is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Finally, if you need to have criminal records expunged in any other jurisdiction, you should consult an attorney who is licensed in that state to give you advice and information.

1. What is expungement?

Expungement is the process by which certain criminal records can be destroyed, usually after a certain period of time or a result in court – for example, after an acquittal, nolle prosequi, probation before judgment, or other dismissal of the charge.

While this article is about expungement, I want to point out an important difference between expunging records and sealing records. Expungement means that the records are completely destroyed. It is as though the crime never happened, or at least the record of the crime does not exist. Sealing means that the records are still there, but a court order forbids them from being seen by most people.

2. What criminal records can be expunged?

It is important to note that not all criminal records, charges, results, convictions, etc. can be expunged. However, when it is determined that records are able to be expunged, generally all records within any court, correctional facility, detention center, law enforcement agency, or criminal justice information relating to that person's criminal charge will be expunged. This typically includes information relating to apprehension, arrest, detention, trial, or disposition for that particular crime.

3. Are criminal records automatically expunged?

Except in limited circumstances, criminal records are not automatically expunged. Usually, the person requesting the expungement, or their criminal attorney, needs to file a motion or petition in the court and then follow various procedures to have the record expunged. Often times, records can not be expunged until a certain time period elapses. In some instances, such as in some juvenile cases, records may be automatically sealed or expunged once the juvenile defense reaches a certain age.

4. Can an expungement request be denied?

Absolutely expungement requests can be rejected. First, and foremost, expungement is not an absolute right. Criminal records can only be expunged in limited circumstances and only if the applicant follows the procedures correctly. Expungements are often denied because time periods are not met, the petition is insufficient, the records are not those that can be expunged, and for many other reasons.

As a general rule, criminal records are public information. That is to say anyone can go to the Maryland, Virginia, or DC courthouse and find out if you have been arrested or convicted of a crime. Expungement is a method by which someone can limit or eliminate the accessibility of these records entirely. In the end, though, it is very important to note that expungement laws and procedure vary immensely from state to state, even between Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit

People suffering from Mesothelioma are provided with the legal right by Maryland law to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that happens because of asbestos exposure. You are much more susceptible to this illness if you’ve worked wherever the chance of inhaling asbestos debris was high. For those who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may get compensation from the celebration accountable for your publicity to asbestos by way of a Mesothelioma lawsuit.

Mesothelioma is a critical disease; oftentimes generating its presence felt 20 or thirty years following exposure. You would like to commence the healthcare treatment immediately in order have more than a one year|twelve months survival rate. When submitting Georgia Mesothelioma lawsuits, you should have a correct comprehending of all of the intricacies which are associated with filing lawsuits. Make sure you employ a qualified and skilled Mesothelioma lawyer because only then are you able to attain success in your lawsuit.

Mesothelioma, the disease of mesothelium, is a painful one mingled with costly treatment. Mesothelium is the overlaying made across the heart, lungs and different essential organ of human body. It protects the organs from injury when beating towards the body wall. Generally in case of involuntary muscles in human body, as located in heart, stomach, lungs etc, the mesothelium performs essential role.

In the course of respiration system the air is taken in, get purified in lungs and once again the contaminated blood filled with carbon-di-oxide is taken out. In the course of the mentioned purification process if any small or even microscopic particles are inhaled unexpectedly then those debris can’t come out effortlessly from lungs and linger caught within the mesothelium. If such particles debris get accrued in big quantity in lungs, then it causes a lot kind of lungs related or cardio-thoracic problems. In numerous cases it eventually results in cancer, known as mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a infrequent cancer kind that occurs because of asbestos exposure. It’s got an effect on the liner of the lungs and abdominal cavity. Mesothelioma is a deadly illness with a mean survival time of simply twelve months following diagnosis. Your survival rate may easily increase if it is diagnosed early. Mesothelioma litigations in Baltimore offer you an opportunity to file a case against a party that’s accountable on your situation.

No just one expects go to hospital following working with a firm that use asbestos within the manufacturing process. No one wish to handle an expensive lawyer in courtroom as it will take time, energy, productiveness time, not pointed out losses in all probability that would make employee pay additional money to organization who employ their situation much more over whether it is associated with Asbestos mesothelioma case before the courts claim.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the mesothelium the result of publicity to asbestos fibers. There is several fundamental details just one ought to be mindful of if he is thinking about pursuing an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit. Previous to pursuing a lawsuit, he ought to search advice from a respectable mesothelioma lawyer for a better comprehension of mesothelioma law. A mesothelioma lawsuit give you just one with enough compensation that will assist cover his legal, medical, and on-going bills related to the mesothelioma cancer.

Federal US entitles people identified with mesothelioma to file a lawsuit against the errant company or companies. Mesothelioma, being a deadly sort of cancer, ruins the prospects of victims and their families. This efficiently signifies that mesothelioma lawsuits are essential something that may mitigate the sufferings of the family

In the past, as a consequence of being exposed to an asbestos material, there have been circumstances when the mesothelioma melanoma sufferers have gotten thousands in reparation for their cancer diagnosis. Lately, mesothelioma lawsuits help those who have become unwell with this cancer by supplying a array of reimbursements. Several of those litigations have answered people who have been in touch with asbestos linked substances at their workplace, and corporations are obliged to pay damages to their existing or former staff members for non-disclosure of the hazard entailed in touching asbestos and linked materials.

Some fundamental elements must be taken under consideration by victims discovered to endure mesothelioma cancer and are capable of file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

What are mesothelioma lawsuits and just how do they arise?

$5 million continues to be recovered from your mesothelioma litigation filed on behalf of a 70-year-old man who passed faraway from malignant mesothelioma. The man was exposed to mesothelioma causing asbestos at work. His profession called for fitting asbestos that contains ceiling tiles. He breathed in asbestos fibers launched by the tiles everyday. The fibers have been launched whenever he reduce and in good shape the tiles. In addition, he was also exposed to asbestos from working alongside drywall installers who produced asbestos dust from using only asbestos that contains joint compound.

Is mesothelioma curable? The straight answer to this query is ‘No’. Well, you will find drugs and treatments that assist in easing the pain sensation and should aid to extend life, however these remedies aren’t sufficient to save life. Mesothelium refers back to the wrapping structure of nearly all of the bodily organs in our system and mesothelioma is the cancer that occurs in mesothelium.

It has been reported that deaths attributable to mesothelioma cancer in England is increasing. According to at least one estimate, 2,249 men and women died from malignant mesothelioma in 2008 whereas 2,156 died from the sickness in From 2006 to 2008, northeastern England was the geographic area with the very best incidence of mesothelioma deaths. The male demise rate was 1 per million. Southeastern England adopted having a male death rate of 74 deaths per million people.

The asbestos cancer mesothelioma is a threat to the lives of many Navy veterans. This really is as the Navy used asbestos-containing items extensively. Several instances of asbestos-containing goods are gaskets, adhesives, cables and valves. The areas of a ship wherever asbestos may have been present are several and take on boiler rooms, mess halls, engine rooms and navigation rooms. Ships involve a too high risk of asbestos exposure due to many areas on board ships are closed, which means that asbestos fibers can’t escape. As such, asbestos fibers on board a ship are likely to dealt with by ship personnel.

You or a loved just one has just been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Your mind and emotions are on a curler coaster ride, not understanding much if anything about this deadly cancer, and never knowing wherever to show for Mesothelioma monetary help. There is assist in the storm. Listed here are many methods to locate Mesothelioma monetary aid whenever you require it after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that’s the result of exposure to asbestos fibers, and this cancer can cut lifespan to a point of months from the onset of symptoms. Over recent years, the amount of mesothelioma instances coming to light has risen quite dramatically, as well as in line with this, the amount of mesothelioma litigations being filed has also increased. Due to mesothelioma lawsuits became such huge business, a lot law firms and lawyers now specialize during this area, generating it simpler for all those affected by this disease to obtain the legal assistance they have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

A diagnosis of mesothelioma because of industrial asbestos exposure may be daunting, both emotionally and logistically. A myriad of questions show up that may appear at initial difficult to locate answers for. This article serves as a guide to those most-often requested questions regarding mesothelioma and submitting a litigation coping with mesothelioma.