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Marian Harding | Summer & Schnauzers Great Combination | Marian Harding

In Pets on July 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

Summer and Schnauzers Can Make a Wonderful Combination – By Marian Harding

Summer is a time for both you and your dog to enjoy the great outdoors. Along with the sunshine and fun, “the season also creates the potential to endanger your pet,” says Marian Harding, owner of Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers. Pro-actively planning ahead, you will reduce the chance that an accident will happen. Marian Harding offers these tips.

Closed vehicles and animals don’t mix.

One of the great joys of summer is taking your dog with you; they enjoy it as much as you do say Marian Harding. This enjoyment can be cut short by a forgetful moment. During summer weather, the inside of your vehicle can reach 100+ degrees in a matter of minutes, even if you’re parked in the shade. This creates a crisis quickly for your four legged companion.

Dogs don’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. According to Marian Harding Pets left in a hot vehicle, even briefly, can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, and even die. Don’t think that just because you’ll be gone “just a minute” that your pet will be safe while you’re gone; even an air-conditioned car with the motor off isn’t healthy for your pet. “Treat your dog as you would a baby,” cautions Marian Harding. “You can never be too careful.”

To avoid any chance that your pet will succumb to the heat of a car this summer, you may decide to play it safe by leaving your dog cool and refreshed at home while you travel. While miniature schnauzers love to travel they are just as comfortable resting at home. Marian Harding advice if you do happen to see a dog in a vehicle alone during the hot summer months, notify the management of the store where the car is parked. If the owner does not return quickly, call local animal control or the police department immediately.

About Marian Harding

Marian Harding and Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers have provided breeding quality Schnauzers since 1980. Puppies come with health and temperament guarantee. Services offered include puppies, stud service and adult dogs. Marian Harding has been a Member of AMSC (American Miniature Schnauzer Club) since 1990.

Matt Mullhofer | Financial Privacy Steps | Matt C Mullhofer

In Legal on July 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Twelve Steps to Financial Privacy – By Matt Mullhofer

  1. Never release your social security number.  Only release your social security number when it is absolutely necessary says Matt Mullhofer.
  2. Use a corporation or another entity for major transactions.
  3. Avoid writing checks because they leave an extensive paper trail.
  4. According to Matt Mullhofer when investing offshore, ensure that you are in compliance with all laws and reporting requirements.
  5. Only disclose what is necessary to financial institutions.
  6. Maximize the bearer transactions that are not reported under your name.
  7. Use financial professionals that will keep your financial information confidential.  Attorneys are bound to keep all of your information confidential.
  8. Always have your accountant work through your lawyer to insure confidentiality told Matt Mullhofer.
  9. Use a post office box or drop box for mail correspondence.
  10. Avoid using safety deposit boxes, use private vaults instead.
  11. Prepare a living trust to bequeath your property.  This will avoid the high cost associated with probate as well as any loss of privacy.
  12. Arrange your investments so that you can provide the least possible amount of financial information.

About Matt Mullhofer

Matt Mullhofer has been practicing law since 1999, and has owned and operated the Law Office of Matt Mullhofer, PC since 2000. The goal of Matt Mullhofer is to provide professional legal services to the clients of ProtectMyAssets.

Matthew Mullhofer | Estate Planning | Matthew Mullhofer

In Legal on July 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

A two minute drill on estate planningBy Matthew Mullhofer

While volumes can be written about the needs of estate planning, sometimes it is easiest to have a short simple check list. To that end, here is a two minute check list that may help facilitate a more comprehensive discussion. Every estate needs the following:

A Will:

This legal document tells who will manage your estate. A will is a document containing your instructions and wishes as to how your property and assets are to be distributed after your death says Matthew Mullhofer. Any person, of any age, should seriously consider a will at the earliest possible time. It is the expression of your wishes concerning how your property will be distributed. It is a written statement, signed in compliance with you state guidelines. It is a legal document containing the names of the people you want to benefit, as well as details of your possessions at the date of your death. Matthew Mullhofer knows that your property and possessions include everything you own; your home, land, vehicles, bank accounts, benefits of insurance policies, furniture, boat, investments such as shares of stock, personal jewellery, artwork, and so on. A will is the only way you can ensure your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.

A Letter of instruction:

This document addresses financial and personal issues that must be attended to after your death. It is generally less formal then your will and can be much more to the point.  One of the most important features of a letter of instruction reflects Matthew Mullhofer, is it provides specific information regarding personal preferences in medical or funeral care and details concerning dispersion or care of your personal assets that your legal documents may not outline. Letters of instruction can be used for many different things, but one of their main uses is simply to lead the person who must settle your estate through the process step by step in plain language that he or she can easily understand says Matthew Mullhofer.

Advance directive:

While this document may be referred to by different names, its intent is straight forward. These documents refer to health care directives, living wills, health care (medical) powers of attorney, and other personalized directives. It is a legal document that you as the signor defines your desire to be kept alive by extraordinary medical efforts. Matthew Mullhofer has utilized this type of document for many of his clients. This is particularly important if you suffer from a terminal illness or are severely disabled and can no longer make decisions for yourself. This document eliminates the distress that your loved ones might other wise be faced with.

Power Of Attorney:

This is the document that gives another person legal authority to act on your behalf. When you create this document, you are acting as the principal and the person you giving the power to is called your attorney in fact. Matthew Mullhofer acts as an attorney in fact for many of his clients. If you create a durable power of attorney, that document will continue in effect even if you become incapacitated. While this document can serve as a directive for many things, it is core needs for every estate. There are many details involved in each one of these documents. As you review your current situation these brief definitions may help. Being prepared for such a discussion is half of the process.

Matthew Mullhofer is a practicing attorney In Orange County, California. Matthew Mullhofer specializes in the protection of client property by providing estate planning; living trust preparation and asset protection. The Matthew Mullhofer firm may be reached at 877-246-2770.8877-246-77.246.2770.

Rane SL 3 – Better Audio Performance

In Audio on July 21, 2009 at 1:13 am

knows that professional customers want a bigger sound from a smaller box with simpler connections, so that’s exactly what Rane has made. The whole design has been about minimizing noise and maximizing audio performance.

Like the world standard Rane SL 1, the SL 3 connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables to your computer and the mixer of your choice. Using regular turntables or CD players, you can scratch and mix files from your Mac or Windows computer’s CD or hard drive says.

Enhanced by studio grade preamps and 24-bit audio processing, this compact new solution from produces a warm punchy sound to heighten the senses. The Auxiliary Outputs allow DJs and electronic musicians to intensify the mix with the Scratch Live SP-6 Sample Player.

also knows the Auxiliary Inputs provide a live input feed for creative sampling or recording your set. Use any combination of audio sources: control CD, control vinyl, MIDI or regular CDs and vinyl for more flexibility than ever.

According to  the included 12? vinyl records and control CDs each have Serato’s exclusive and unique control signal which allows Scratch Live to track the motion of the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio. Due to Serato’s proprietary control scheme, the result is a feel and sound indistinguishable from playing vinyl.

In the Box

Scratch Live Box Contents

The Rane SL 3 is only sold as part of a complete package at . The display box includes:

  • 1 SL 3 Interface
  • 1 Soft Carry Case
  • 1 Serato Scratch Live Software Install Disc.
  • 1External Universal Power Supply with Country Adaptors.
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 4 Stereo RCA Cables
  • 2 Control CDs
  • 2 Control Vinyl Records
  • 4 Rubber Feet for the SL 3
  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Operators Manual
  • 1 Warranty Card

Like all products the Rane SL 3 is hand crafted in the US under strict quality control to insure long term reliability and performance.

The Rane SL 1 with Serato Scratch Live continues to be available as the industry standard for Digital DJs. The advanced SL 3 with Serato Scratch Live is shipping now.

About

offers great deals on any professional audio and DJ gear on their website by calling or emailing them with an offer price. You can get even better prices by buying multiple items at once from . The more you buy the more you save. also gives additional discounts to returning customers.

Kurt V Beasley | Arbitration Is Viable Option | Kurt V Beasley

In Legal on July 20, 2009 at 7:45 am

Kurt V. Beasley on Arbitration: When Speed, Flexibility and Goodwill are Important By Kurt V Beasley

Largely due to all the activity within the current court structure and the high profile lawsuits splashed across the news everyday, a lesser known option is often overlooked. “Arbitration remains a very viable option for most conflicts” says Kurt V. Beasley, a Brentwood Tennessee attorney. Arbitration is a private, informal process that allows the parties to a contract agree, in writing, to submit their disputes to one or more impartial persons who will adjudicate and resolve the controversy by rendering a final and binding award to the prevailing party. Arbitration has certain advantages over Court proceedings.

In many cases arbitration can be heard without the long delay. For a case to go to court the time period required is usually longer. Arbitration however allows for the possibility of selecting arbitrators that suit the timetable of the parties. The traditional court system can stretch conflict resolution out for months or even years. Kurt V. Beasley would much rather see a conflict more peacefully resolved.

There are other benefits as this option is considered uttered Kurt V Beasley. The adversarial nature of court hearings usually guarantees that parties to a dispute heard in court will never be able to work together again. Arbitration hearings are usually held in private and in a less adversarial setting where the parties feel that a business disagreement is being sorted out. A more reasoned approach allows both parties to feel as though they are not going to war. Many times arbitrators will try to persuade the parties to utilize an even more peaceable approach which is mediation. Most arbitration systems can assist in facilitating an attempt to expedite settlement without going to arbitration at all. The more business-friendly nature of arbitration is actively practiced by the Waterford Law Group where Kurt V. Beasley is a founding partner. As Mr. Kurt V Beasley explains it, mediation acts as a form of insurance against loss of good will and, if handled by experienced arbitrators and arbitration-counsel, enables parties to continue a business relationship after the proceeding is long over with.

Finally, unlike court rules which are usually set out in formal procedures which are never varied, parties to arbitration are free to customize and refine the basic arbitration procedures to meet their particular needs. If the parties agree on a procedure that conflicts with the rules of the Arbitration body selected, the arbitration body will respect the procedure opted-for by the parties suggested by attorneys like Kurt V. Beasley unless these would, in the experience of the arbitrators, be unworkable.

Arbitration is used for a wide variety of disputes – from commercial disagreements involving intellectual property, major commercial technology, activities, securities transactions, real-estate, construction, insurance claims and employment grievances. Arbitration provides a viable solution for almost all commercial business conflicts. While there are many benefits to arbitration, a common assumption that may be incorrect is that the costs of complicated arbitration may be less than the costs of a full court hearing. This is an aspect that is best discussed with professionals prior to beginning the process. Once a decision has been made the parties can quickly move into the process of resolution.

Kurt V Beasley is the Managing member of Waterford Law Group in Brentwood Tennessee. The firm provides a broad suite of legal and accounting services and prides itself on practicing the art of law.

Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers | Trucks Can’t Help Hot Dogs | Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers

In Pets on July 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Trucks Can’t Help Hot Dogs Says Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers By Marian Harding

Every summer we see dogs at Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers that arrive in the back of pickup trucks. “While these aren’t the world class prize-winning show dogs we are known for, it concerns us none the less,” says Marian Harding, owner of Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers.

It’s very dangerous, and in some states even illegal, to drive with a dog in the back of a pickup truck. People always seem to think that the dog will enjoy the ride and that it cools a hot dog off. That is simply not true and is especially dangerous for small dogs like miniature schnauzers.  Not only can flying debris cause serious injury, but a dog may be unintentionally thrown into traffic if the driver suddenly hits the brakes, swerves, or is hit by another car. According to Hardinhaus.com dogs should ride either in the cab or in a secured crate in the bed of the truck. Dogs and trucks make great companions as long as safety is the first consideration.

About Hardinhaus.com

Marian Harding and Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers have provided breeding quality Schnauzers since 1980. Puppies come with health and temperament guarantee. Services offered include puppies, stud service and adult dogs. Hardinhaus has been a Member of AMSC (American Miniature Schnauzer Club) since 1990.

Kurt Beasley | Estate Planning 2 Minute Drill | Kurt Beasley

In Legal on July 18, 2009 at 7:46 am

Kurt Beasley on Estate Planning; a two minute drillBy Kurt Beasley

While volumes can be written about the needs of estate planning, sometimes it is easiest to have a short simple check list. To that end, here is a two minute check list that may help facilitate a more comprehensive discussion. Every estate needs the following:

A Will:

This legal document tells who will manage your estate. A will is a document containing your instructions and wishes as to how your property and assets are to be distributed after your death says Kurt Beasley. Any person, of any age, should seriously consider a will at the earliest possible time. It is the expression of your wishes concerning how your property will be distributed. It is a written statement, signed in compliance with you state guidelines. It is a legal document containing the names of the people you want to benefit, as well as details of your possessions at the date of your death. As the Managing Member of Waterford Law Group, Kurt Beasley knows that your property and possessions include everything you own; your home, land, vehicles, bank accounts, benefits of insurance policies, furniture, boat, investments such as shares of stock, personal jewellery, artwork, and so on. A will is the only way you can ensure your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.

A Letter of instruction:

This document addresses financial and personal issues that must be attended to after your death. It is generally less formal then your will and can be much more to the point. One of the most important features of a letter of instruction reflects Kurt Beasley, is it provides specific information regarding personal preferences in medical or funeral care and details concerning dispersion or care of your personal assets that your legal documents may not outline. Letters of instruction can be used for many different things, but one of their main uses is simply to lead the person who must settle your estate through the process step by step in plain language that he or she can easily understand said Kurt Beasley.

Advance directive:

While this document may be referred to by different names, its intent is straight forward. These documents refer to health care directives, living wills, health care (medical) powers of attorney, and other personalized directives. It is a legal document that you as the signor defines your desire to be kept alive by extraordinary medical efforts. Kurt Beasley has utilized this type of document for many of his clients. This is particularly important if you suffer from a terminal illness or are severely disabled and can no longer make decisions for yourself. This document eliminates the distress that your loved ones might other wise be faced with.

Power Of Attorney:

This is the document that gives another person legal authority to act on your behalf. When you create this document, you are acting as the principal and the person you giving the power to is called your attorney in fact. Kurt Beasley acts as an attorney in fact for many of his clients. If you create a durable power of attorney, that document will continue in effect even if you become incapacitated. While this document can serve as a directive for many things, it is a core need for every estate.

There are many details involved in each one of these documents. As you review your current situation these brief definitions may help. Being prepared for such a discussion is half of the process.

Kurt Beasley is the Managing member of Waterford Law Group in Brentwood Tennessee. The firm provides a broad suite of legal and accounting services and prides itself on practicing the art of law.

PCM 91

In Audio on July 17, 2009 at 1:07 am

Looking for more in a reverb? has just what you need: The PCM 91

The PCM 91 Digital Reverberator offers Lexicon’s highest quality reverbs in a compact, affordable package with a powerful interface which allows both easy access and a wealth of programming capabilities for the sound designer at.

Includes all the features of the high-end PCM 90 plus dual reverb

All of the features of the acclaimed PCM 90 are included in the PCM 91 available at, plus full AES/EBU I/O, new Dual Reverb algorithms, and new presets with dynamic spatialization effects for 2-channel or surround applications. says that all of the Dual Reverb algorithms and presets (available for the PCM 90 on a PC card) are built into the PCM 91.

450 presets with easy key word search and PCMCIA card storage

The PCM 91’s 450 presets at provide sounds for real-world applications- and a unique KeyWord search and sort function allows you to find the preset you want fast says . A PCMCIA card slot allows you to store your own PCM 91 programs on memory cards.

15 reverb algorithms and Lexicon’s “greatest hits” reverbs

The PCM 91 offers 15 algorithms – five stereo and ten dual reverb – this unit from provides a wide range of reverb options. The presets include Lexicon’s “greatest hits” – reverb algorithms of the last decade including Random Hall, Random Ambience, Rich Plate, Concert Hall and Split Chamber says .

About

offers great deals on any professional audio and DJ gear on their website by calling or emailing them with an offer price. You can get even better prices by buying multiple items at once from . The more you buy the more you save. also gives additional discounts to returning customers. has built there business by making their customers their main priority.

has a very experienced tech support that will assist in trouble shooting, that will help you find the right gear, and that actually answers the phone when you call.

Matthew C Mullhofer | On Arbitration | Matthew C Mullhofer

In Legal on July 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Matthew C. Mullhofer on Arbitration:  When goodwill, flexibility and speed matter By Matthew C  Mullhofer

Largely due to all the activity within the current court structure and the high profile lawsuits splashed across the news everyday, a lesser known option is often overlooked. “Arbitration remains a very viable option for most conflicts” says Matthew C. Mullhofer, a southern California attorney. Arbitration is a private, informal process that allows the parties to a contract agree, in writing, to submit their disputes to one or more impartial persons who will adjudicate and resolve the controversy by rendering a final and binding award to the prevailing party. Arbitration has certain advantages over Court proceedings.

In many cases arbitration can be heard without the long delay. For a case to go to court the time period required is usually longer. Arbitration however allows for the possibility of selecting arbitrators that suit the timetable of the parties. The traditional court system can stretch conflict resolution out for months or even years. Matthew C. Mullhofer would much rather see a conflict more peacefully resolved.

According to Matthew C Mullhofer there are many benefits if this option is considered. The adversarial nature of court hearings usually guarantees that parties to a dispute heard in court will never be able to work together again.  Arbitration hearings are usually held in private and in a less adversarial setting where the parties feel that a business disagreement is being sorted out. A more reasoned approach allows both parties to feel as though they are not going to war. Many times arbitrators will try to persuade the parties to utilize an even more peaceable approach which is mediation. Most arbitration systems can assist in facilitating an attempt to expedite settlement without going to arbitration at all. The more business-friendly nature of arbitration is actively practiced by Matthew C. Mullhofer. As Mr. Matthew C Mullhofer explains it, mediation acts as a form of insurance against loss of good will and, if handled by experienced arbitrators and arbitration-counsel, enables parties to continue a business relationship after the proceeding is long over with.

Finally, unlike court rules which are usually set out in formal procedures which are never varied, parties to arbitration are free to customize and refine the basic arbitration procedures to meet their particular needs. If the parties agree on a procedure that conflicts with the rules of the Arbitration body selected, the arbitration body will respect the procedure opted-for by the parties suggested by attorneys like Matthew C. Mullhofer unless these would, in the experience of the arbitrators, be unworkable.

Arbitration is used for a wide variety of disputes – from commercial disagreements involving intellectual property, major commercial technology, activities, securities transactions, real-estate, construction, insurance claims and employment grievances says Matthew C Mullhofer. Arbitration provides a viable solution for almost all commercial business conflicts. While there are many benefits to arbitration, a common assumption that may be incorrect is that the costs of complicated arbitration may be less than the costs of a full court hearing.  This is an aspect that is best discussed with professionals prior to beginning the process. Once a decision has been made the parties can quickly move into the process of resolution.

Matthew C. Mullhofer is a practicing attorney In Orange County, California. Mr. Matthew C Mullhofer specializes in the protection of client property by providing estate planning; living trust preparation and asset protection. The firm may be reached at 877-246-2770.8877-246-77.246.2770.

Carmackmoving.com says “Don’t hit a sour note when moving a piano”

In Home and Family on July 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

CARMACK MOVING SAYS “DON’T HIT A SOUR NOTE WHEN MOVING A PIANO”

by Robert Carmack, carmackmoving.com

There are many funny cartoons and movies that feature situations involving people trying to move a big heavy piano. Pianos can be very difficult to move, especially if they’re heavy antiques and heirlooms passed on from generations and you don’t utilize professionals like CarmackMoving.com. Here are some ways for you to move your piano to another room, or if you want to bring your piano with you as you move residences.

The grand piano is the first thing that comes to mind when people say “piano.” The strings of a grand piano are laid out horizontally along a specially-shaped case. Most grand pianos are used for ballrooms, auditoriums, music halls, and are often rented out for recitals and other formal functions.

CarmackMoving.com reminds you that he strings, keys, and hammer mechanisms of a grand piano are quite sensitive; you may accidentally cause the strings to go out of tune if you move the grand piano the wrong way. The lacquered case of a grand piano may also get pitted, chipped, or scratched.

If you do not use a professional service such as CarmackMoving.com you will need at least three people to move a grand piano. To move a grand piano, follow these steps:

  1. Secure the lid of the piano with elastic bands or nylon straps.
  2. Lift the piano from the front left leg, and carefully prop it on a jack.
  3. Remove the front left leg, and carefully position the corner on the piano skid.
  4. Remove the rear left leg, and lower the piano to its flat side on the skid.
  5. Lift the piano up, using the edge of the piano as a lever. Once the piano is propped up on its flat side, remove the front right leg of the piano.
  6. Protect the piano on the skid with blankets or other padding, and secure the instrument with cables or rope.
  7. Move the piano very carefully while it’s secured on the skid.

It is always best to spend the money and hire a professional such as CarmackMoving.com. Long after you have saved a little money the scratches in the lacquer remain.

Robert Carmack is the owner of Carmackmoving.com located in Chantilly, Virginia. With more than thirty years of experience in light hauling, local moving, regional moving and long haul national moving operations Mr. Carmack shares his insights from years of experience and overseeing thousands of moves through Carmackmoving.com. Carmackmoving.com may be reached at 703-378-1616.