Apr 27

There have always been comparisons between any city that might have even a flake of decadence to that of ancient Rome. And ever since gambling became legalized in Las Vegas, that connection has been on the tongues of observers. Perhaps it is a little justified, and perhaps a little bit overwrought, but it’s always interesting when considering the source. Today’s shows tend toward the family-friendly, and anything that can please a very large and discerning crowd. They’re discerning, that is, without being exacting, so that light entertainment tends to rule the day over anything that might be too complex for a Friday night crowd.

There is usually plenty of spectacle, and there are many viewers who would be sorely disappointed if they weren’t astounded in some significant way. Live animal acts have always been popular, and people who can perform enormous feats of strength and dexterity. These are probably much more in line with the Ancient Roman idea of spectacle, which may have finally entered into the pop culture mindset with recent films about gladiators. At the same time, there are plenty of significant performers who depend on their beautiful voices, or sometimes subtle jokes and story-telling, to bring in their audiences. It’s large enough, and old enough by now, to have a little bit of something for every taste, and a lot of something for those who are new Romans.

Apr 19

Real estate is all about location, which can make finding new offices a chore. Finding the perfect New York office space that meets all the needs of the company, including being in the right neighborhood and falling in the right price range, can be a massive undertaking.

A good way to start is to actually canvass the targeted neighborhood to see which buildings have space available. In many cases, being able to contact the owner of the space directly will lead to a better price than going through an agency. However, real estate agents are going to be able to draw from a much larger pool of listings and weed out those that don’t fit a company’s needs, saving them lots of time and effort.

Newspaper listings, online real estate listings, and even web classified ads are all good sources for seeing what’s available. Again, look for ads and listings that are placed by the landlord as they will be more open to negotiation since they aren’t paying commissions to an agent. A final option is to ask friends, family members, and professional colleagues for leads on rental office space. This is one of those ways in which good networking skills can pay off in unexpected ways.

Apr 2

You may think that buying expensive goodyear tires with a great performance rating is all you need to do to keep yourself and your passengers safe, but that’s not the case. There are two basic factors that play an important role in whether the tires on your car are safe or not. The first is tire pressure and the second it tire tread. Both as equally as important and should be checked regularly to reduce the risk of accidents.

Tire pressure is easily checked by appropriate use of a tire gauge. Each model and size of tires is going to have a different approved pressure . This figure is printed directly on the tires themselves and measured in terms of PSI (pounds per square inch). Tires should always be inflated to the proper PSI. This will ensure that the tires will perform properly and should also help the vehicle achieve better gas mileage.

When checking a car’s wheels and tires for pressure and damage, drivers should also do a quick check of the tread. When the tread falls below fifty percent, the tires begin to lose performance. Once the tread is completely worn off, driving on the tires extremely dangerous. It is recommended that tires be replaced before this happens. Some tires have a tread indicator to warn drivers when it’s time to buy new tires while others will need to have their tread measured to make sure it is within recommended depth, usually above 2/32 of an inch