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Thursday, December 25, 2014





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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top 5 Commonly Broken New Year's Resolutions

  • Lose Weight & Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier & Diet
  • Get out of Debt and Save Money

Our team can help you with achieving at least two of these goals, since I'm a fan of dining well, smoking great cigars, and I believe I've spent enough time in school, guess which one my team is going to help you with?

In 1970, Congress passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act, allowing any American with a Social Security number to dispute any item on his or her credit report. As an industry leader specializing in credit restoration, United Credit Education Services utilizes the latest technology to ensure fast, accurate service. M & A Legal and Financial Education Services through UCES helps clients get the results they're looking for by assisting them in deleting inaccurate, erroneous, and obsolete items such as:

* Late Payments * Medical Bills * Collections * Charge Offs
* Foreclosures * Repossessions * Bankruptcies * Public Records
* Judgments * Settlements * Student Loans * Past Due Bills
* Tax Liens * Many more...

Debt Collector Harassment 

Many debt collectors today will stop at nothing to collect money from you. They call people at home, at work, and even on their cell phones. These calls are not only embarrassing, but in many instances the debt collectors are abusive, threatening and intimidating. Under the law, we can direct the debt collectors to stop contacting you and they must obey our direction. 

Credit Report Problems

Credit reporting agencies such as Trans Union, Experian and Equifax frequently make mistakes. In fact, about 80% of consumer credit reports contain errors. Many of these errors can result in a depressed credit score resulting in denial of credit, lost employment opportunities, higher interest rates, higher insurance premiums and more.

Common causes for Credit Report Errors

  • Identity Theft – for the past several years, this has been one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Someone gets a hold of your personal information and opens credit accounts in your name. 
  • Mixed/Mismerged data – Two different people with the same name might have data mixed up between their accounts
  • Timely payments reported as late – Some creditors have collection departments that report payments several days and sometimes weeks after receiving a payment from you.
  • Derogatory information that remains on a credit report for longer than seven (7) years.
  • Bankruptcy information that remains on a credit report for longer than ten (10) years.
  • Home mortgage loans being reported as foreclosures, when in fact, no foreclosure had ever been initiated by the lender. 

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Additional steps to take to maximize your credit file during and after credit restoration:

Step 1: Pay your bills on time.

Because your payment history makes up approximately 35% of your credit score, a strong record of on-time payments is key. One missed payment could lower your score significantly. Stay on top of your credit card, loan, and utility bill deadlines, making at least the minimum payments.

Step 2: Pay down debt.

Large loans and maxed out credit cards are going to drag down your credit score. Try to keep a low debt-to-credit ratio, meaning that your credit card balances should be only a small fraction of your available credit. For instance, if you have a limit of $10,000, your revolving balance should stay well under $3,000. Note that credit bureaus look at both your total debt-to-credit ratio as well as the debt-to-credit ratio of each credit card, so do your best to maintain favorable ratios for both.

Note: If you “maxed” out your credit cards, this will affect your credit score negatively as well.

Step 3: Don’t close established accounts.

A short credit history may have a negative effect on your score, but a short history can be offset by other factors, such as timely payments and low balances.

Step 4: Limit the amount of new credit you apply for.

Each time you apply for a new loan or a new credit card, your score drops. This is because it has been statistically proven that those acquiring more credit are a bigger lending risk than those who are not. The credit scoring programs are designed to distinguish rate shopping from opening new credit. So if you are shopping for a mortgage or loan, do it in a short, focused amount of time. If you request a copy of your own credit report, or if creditors are monitoring your account or looking at credit reports to make prescreened credit offers, these inquiries about your credit history are not counted as applications for credit.

Step 5: Establish a good credit mix.

Many credit-scoring models consider the number and type of credit accounts you have. A mix of installment loans and credit cards may improve your score. However, too many finance company accounts or credit cards might hurt your score.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Give a little Back!

Now that Thanksgiving Day is over, don’t get out of the spirit just yet because Christmas and the New Year is right around the corner, a time of year when many people reflect on what they have to be thankful for, as well as what they can contribute to better the lives of others. In the run-up to the holiday, Robert Half Legal released some telling data about how lawyers are giving back through pro bono work.

The data shows that attorneys in general have gotten more generous with their time and energy over the last few years as far as pro bono is concerned. The legal staffing agency broke the numbers down for to show that in-house lawyers are no exception to the rule.
“Pro bono is so important, and legal professionals are responding to help meet the increased demand for legal pro bono work,” Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal told

Of the 175 corporate counsel interviewed by phone by the agency, 25 percent said they increased either slightly or significantly the number of hours they work on a pro bono or volunteer basis over the last five years. This is somewhat lower than the overall percentage of lawyers doing slightly or a lot more pro bono—33 percent—but corporate departments are still clocking a fair amount of hours.
For in-house counsel, the average number of pro bono hours reported annually was 41, and some 32 percent dedicate 50 or more hours of their time each year to pro bono service. Some 5 percent are huge contributors, devoting 200 hours or more of their time to pro bono work.

 M. Joseph Miller II. President & Founder
 Trial By Peers,
formerly the Clark County Youth Law Foundation.
"Over 20 years of volunteering &
 doing for the community as best I can"
In August, the American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted a resolution that might help even more in-house attorneys give back through pro bono. The resolution requests that in-house lawyers be allowed to do pro bono in the jurisdiction where they are employed, even if they are not licensed to practice law there. Currently, all jurisdictions allow in-house counsel to practice where they are unlicensed in the context of employment with a company, but not all jurisdictions allow them to do pro bono work where they are unlicensed.

Volkert said that in his experience, candidates for legal jobs are certainly attracted to companies or law firms with more pro bono clout, and especially those with full-fledged pro bono programs. “They want to know about the pro bono environment,” he said. “Many legal job applicants value a strong pro bono culture within a corporate legal department or within a law firm, depending on which they’re pursuing.”

The Robert Half data revealed that for in-house lawyers specifically, and lawyers overall, the greatest motivation for doing pro bono was “helping others.” This was followed by “developing skills or legal expertise” and “enhancing professional reputation or career.”

Besides being a win-win for the in-house attorney and the pro bono client, offering a pro bono program can have other benefits for the law department, explained Volkert. “It can really put a name out there for an in-house legal department for giving back to the community,” he said. It’s also a way of getting in-house attorneys to collaborate and work closely together.

Pro bono can also improve bonds between in-house attorneys and their outside counsel, Volkert added. A small legal department can take on a bigger project than they might have otherwise if they let the law firms of their choice get in on it.

M & A Legal Management
6655 W. Sahara Ave., Suite B200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you the best of everything always.
It is Thanksgiving week now and we know there are some of you out there that are starting to feel a little stressed. We realize that those of us hosting a big family dinner are in the stages of chaotic preparation, but with a clear and concise plan delegated to each day leading up to Thanksgiving, you eliminate a lot of the last minute chaos that comes with the rigors of hosting. Here are some tips we find useful.

  • Defrost your turkey if frozen. Proper defrosting techniques dictate a frozen turkey be defrosted 24 hours per every five pounds.
  • Tidy up guest spaces: Guest rooms and bathrooms should be cleaned.
  • Do all last minute shopping this day.
  • With all your food in order, make a cooking list of things you want to make and when to make them. This will help you make better use of your stove, oven and counter spaces.
  • Go back to the guest bathroom and do a quick last minute cleaning and clean common spaces.
  • If you are one of those people who make gravy prior to Thanksgiving, go ahead and take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge for defrosting.
  • It's Thanksgiving and you have done all the small tedious things already. Time to start cooking the rest of the meal, set the table and enjoy the company of friends and family.

From everyone here at M & A Legal Management we hope you have a great Thanksgiving and that you are able to better enjoy your day with these useful tips.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Monday, October 20, 2014

You're Invited to Party with Las Vegas's Top 100 Businessmen

with The I*DEAL Nightlife members and MYVEGAS Magazine
October 22, 2014
Over 500 on the Guest list, Don't be left out!

M. Joseph Miller II
Manhattan Miller & Judge Miller

has been VOTED as one
Vegas's top 100 Businessmen

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A little inspiration we all need.

“You can’t please everybody, you know; but you please the majority, and don’t ever let ‘em say, ‘Gee I didn't like the performance’ that doesn't mean everybody’s going to like what you’re doing, but at least they’ll be able to say, He performed for me man…He Gave His All.”

 – Sammy Davis Jr.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

You too can help small business!

We came together to ensure M Joseph Miller II. of M & A Legal was voted TOP 100 Businessmen in Las Vegas, NOW we want to return the favor and help another small business!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Monday, September 29, 2014


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In-House Legal Department for even the smallest of organizations.

10 Commandments for Your In-House Legal Department for even the smallest of organizations.

While technical skill is important in selecting your companies’ representative/Director of Legal Affairs, in most cases there will be a number who can do the work. So how to stand out?

1 We engage to understand your business and goals

This is the most important. It's all very well to be able to recite the law, but unless we can make it relevant to your business, we're wasting your time and money. We are active listeners to ensure we understand your goals – You may not be a subject expert and may not have asked the right questions.

2 We will strive to communicate clearly

Being concise. Thinking Powerpoint, not Word. Giving you summaries you can understand at a glance, and that answers your questions. Providing you with something you can hand straight to your senior management without having to translate it. Unless you ask for it, we won’t give you 60 pages of analysis of cases and legal theory – You can safely assume we know our stuff.

3 Make a call

We won’t tell you “on the one hand this, on the other hand that”. Our judgment and ability to make the right call is what you are paying for, and is what makes a really good firm stand out from a merely competent one.

4 We’re practical and open to challenging our conclusions

We’re not saying we’ll roll over and change our recommendations because you don't like them. We are saying we won’t be dogmatic, and we’ll work with you to find practical solutions for addressing the issues.

5 Being forthright

We tell you what you need to hear, not what we think you want to hear. If you have asked us to do something stupid, we’ll tell you (politely). If I think you don't have a leg to stand on, we’ll tell you - even if we could make a lot of fees running it. We hope you will respect us for it and use us the next time you have concerns.

6 No surprises

There are many examples of this, but the same principle, eg:

- We’ll let you know up-front if we think there might be an issue – we won’t wait until we have a fully polished recommendation. Better minor embarrassment if it turns out ok, than you finding out there is a big problem which we sat on for a week. 

- We are realistic with our timing and fee estimates, and won’t promise something we can’t deliver. When we commit to a time or cost, we stick to it. If we can’t, we let you know (and why) as soon as possible – we don’t just let the deadline pass. We’ll tell you when our WIP is at 50% and at 80% of our estimate - not at 120%. 

7 Keep calm and carry on

Especially if you are freaking out. This is critical if your company is in trouble. A cool, clinical level-head in this context will calm the situation down, produce better outcomes, and make you grateful for life. We want to be the people that help you in the future. 

8 We think long term client relationships, and invest in them

We might be able to make more money today by milking a matter - but you won’t use us next time. We consider what we can do to 'add value' - give you a heads-up about a development that could impact your business, call you for a cup of coffee to talk about how business is going, making ourselves available to take brief calls to bounce around issues without charging you – hoping that the next time you have a matter you will think of us.

9 Respect your rules

If you say “don't take instructions from your internal clients unless we come through you”, then we don't do it. If you say “bill every month”, then we do it. 

10 Be ethical

We could ruin your business as well as ours if we are not. At a lesser level, 'point scoring' and taking unreasonable positions in a commercial negotiation may make us feel big, but it is not in your interest as it rarely helps parties reach a practical, commercial outcome.

Furthermore, while not a “commandment” – we do our best to be pleasant and be ourselves. We know you can smell used-car salesmen types a mile off. We would guess that If you had a choice of being locked up for months on a matter with someone you like and someone you didn't, we know which you’d pick.

Finally, M & A Legal Management strives to provide the best in quality consulting for you and your business at all levels of service and all sizes of businesses.

M & A Legal Management
6655 W. Sahara Ave. Ste. B200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 706-8855, (310) 499-4447
Toll Free (888) 449-5841
(With Offices and affiliates in Beverly Hills, California* Shanghai, & Xiamen China* Paris, France)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Setting Up a Home-Based Business

Maybe you’ve decided you’re done working for someone else, or maybe you just want to turn a talent or passion into a second career. Whatever the reasoning behind starting your own business from the comfort of your home, it is an exciting prospect. And as with any endeavor, it’s important to make a plan and set yourself up for success for starters, calling M & A Legal Management at (888) 449-5841 or visit them at

1. Find Your Space

The first thing you must do when setting up a home business is set aside a specific space in your home where you will work. Maybe it’s a spare bedroom or den; maybe it’s an alcove off your living room, or maybe it’s the workbench in the garage. It might even just be a desk.
Wherever it is, make sure that it becomes synonymous with work. It’s important that you and anyone who lives with you treat your workspace as sacred. By establishing a specific room or spot where you will work, you will develop a routine and start conditioning your mind and body to associate that workspace with being productive.

2. Set Up Your Space

Once you’ve gotten your workspace set aside, decide what you need around you to make you most productive. Aside from the usual paper clips, stapler and pens, here are some other items to keep in mind:
  • A Comfy Desk Chair: Don’t underestimate the importance of a good chair. You’ll be spending a lot of time in it, and you don’t want to associate work with pain.
  • Shelving or Filing Cabinets: How much paper does your business generate? You might be lucky enough to keep most of it digital, but inevitably you’ll find yourself surrounded by stacks of papers that you’ll need to keep. Keeping your space uncluttered is more conducive to productivity.
  • Brainstorming Equipment: Some people do their best thinking with a pen and some paper; others prefer a white board and markers. How do you do your best brainstorming? Invest early in the equipment you need to spark your creativity, whether it’s a case of legal notepads or a dry erase board. NOTE: There are now dry erase and chalkboard paints. If you have an extra wall in your workspace, why not turn it into your own dry erase board?

3. Get Connected

What type of communication equipment and services will you need to keep your business running smoothly? Here are few ideas:
  • Desktop PC or Laptop: Depending on the type of business you run, you may want to look into upgrading your computer. If your business relies heavily on graphics and videos, it might be best to invest in a computer with a higher processing speed and more RAM to ensure it can handle that much data. Generally, you should look for a dual-core processor and a minimum 4GB of RAM (memory).
  • Phone: You probably already have a cell phone, but it might be time to invest in a landline for your business as well. In addition to giving you a dedicated phone number for your business, it will allow you to reserve your cell phone for personal use or urgent business matters. It is important for people to be able to reach you, but setting some early boundaries isn’t a bad idea (Tip: Google Voice allows you to set “business hours” on your phone, so that the number goes to voicemail during the hours you need privacy).
  • Multifunction Printer: Most printers today are also outfitted with scanning, copying and faxing functionalities, so you can purchase one slightly more expensive machine instead of four separate ones. When looking for printers, take into account the cost of the ink as well. Depending on your business needs, you may not need a full color printer, and this can end up saving you a lot of money over time. If you have a high volume of items to print, consider investing in a laser printer or something with a higher speed. Also, keep in mind that when the need for major print jobs arise (i.e. a lot of copies, full color), you can outsource it to your closest office supply store or Kinko’s.
  • Internet Speed: You probably already have an internet service provider for recreational use, but now that you’ll be relying on that connection to do business, you might want to look into an upgrade. This is especially important if you live with other people who might be using the internet when you are trying to work. Connection speeds can range anywhere from 1.5 Mbps to 20 Mbps. With a 1.5 Mbps connection speed, it takes about two minutes to download a large presentation; with a 20 Mbps connection, it’ll take roughly 10 seconds to download the same file.
  • Online Post Office: Believe it or not, your business will not be 100% digital. There’s a very good chance you will need to send paper statements, invoices, presentations or more to your clients and vendors. Instead of venturing out to the post office every day, it might be worth investing in a postal scale so that you can weigh your packages from home. Online services, like, allow you to also print out the exact postage you need, making a visit to the post office unnecessary. You can evenschedule pickups with the United States Postal Service at your home.
  • Software: If you haven’t already, invest in the latest version of Microsoft Office. This is the most common business software on the market today, so chances are you’ll have no trouble reading or editing files and documents clients send to you and vice versa.
You might also want to look into the following depending on your business needs:
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional: Allows you to edit Adobe (PDF) files as well as build PDF forms with editable fields.
  • Adobe CS6 Design: Includes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, this is one of the premiere design software suites. Adobe is now also offering aCreative Cloud solution, a monthly membership service that grants members access to Adobe software.

4. Develop a Business Plan

Decide early on what exactly you’ll do to earn money and who your customers will be. One of the best ways to organize these thoughts and ideas is with a formal business plan.
There are many templates available online, but the key features of any business plan include:
  • Executive Summary including ownership details and overview of products and services offered
  • Company Overview including a mission statement and details regarding business location
  • Products and Services detailing how products/services meet current marketplace demand
  • Market Analysis and Market Strategy outlining target demographics and competitive overview
  • Financial Overview including projections, profits-and-loss analysis and sales assumptions

5. Get Ready to Conduct Business

After you’ve secured some financing and developed your business plan, you’ll need to focus more intently on the details relating to your business. One of the key pieces to setting up your home-based business legally is determining what licenses or permits you may need.
One of the best online resources for researching licenses and permits isPermit Me by the Small Business Administration (SBA). For help in acquiring these licenses and permits, check out License123®.
Here are some of the licenses you should be aware of when starting your research:
  • General Business License – Check with your state or local government to find out what types of local licenses you might need. There is typically a nominal filing or administrative fee associated.
  • Professional or Trade License – Depending on the type of work you do, there might be a requirement from a local or national organization to be licensed, such as real estate.
  • Home Occupation Permit – Your home is more than likely in a residential area and not in a business or retail zone. In order to conduct business in a residential zone, you will need a permit from your local or state government permitting it. Your local zoning board can answer your questions regarding requirements for permits. Not all home-based businesses will require a business permit, but it is always best to check.
  • Sales Tax Permits – If you intend to sell taxable goods, on- or offline, you will need to obtain a sales tax permit. Remember that sales tax permits not only refer to where your business is located, but where you conduct business. Even if your state of residence doesn’t require sales tax, if you transact business in a state that does, you can still be liable for having a permit. Small business sales tax laws can be complicated, so do your best to understand the intricacies before beginning your business.
  • Health and Safety Permits – Similar to professional and trade organizations that require licenses, you may also need health or safety permits in order to legally operate your business. Checking with your state’s environmental protection agency is a good place to start.
  • Sign Permits – This will not apply to all home-based businesses, but if you intend to post signs, you may need a permit.
  • Construction Permits – If you intend to make any structural changes to your home, you will need construction permits, normally issued by your local government.
And don’t forget to check with your Homeowner’s Association. If you live within the confines of an HOA, it is a good idea to become familiar with its bylaws to ensure you do not incur any fines for non-compliance.

6. Get Ready for Tax Season

As the owner of a home-based business, there are many different tax deductions and credits for which you might be eligible. Listed below are some of the more impactful:
  • Home-Office Deduction: Just like it sounds, this deduction allows you to take into account all of the operating expenses for your home office, including the square footage of your home-office space, and deduct them from your taxes. The IRS has a terrific, easy-to-understand chart that outlines the different parts of this tax deduction and how best to calculate it. NOTE: Renters can also take advantage of the home-office deduction.
  • Self-Employed Taxes: As a home-based business owner, you are more than likely self-employed as well, and that can easily complicate the filing of your annual tax returns. The IRS offers a comprehensive overview of what self-employed workers need to know when preparing their taxes.
Set yourself up for success by taking these early steps to create your ideal home office. By dedicating thought and consideration to your workspace, you’re already well on your way to being productive.
M & A Legal Management 

(888) 449-5841

Monday, August 25, 2014

Polo 101 Frequently Asked Questions

After a weekend abroad and of course winding down with a bit of Polo...I though I'd take the opportunity to answer some of the questions that those who found out about my little hobbies started asking. Not to give myself all the credit. I was trained at Traditional Equitation School in Burbank and of course credit the question and answers below to the Empire Polo Club. 


How many polo players are on a team?

There are four players per team in outdoor polo (also referred to as grass polo). There are three players per team in indoor polo (includes arena, snow and beach polo).

Can you use the same horse for an entire game?

No. Polo ponies run the equivalent of one to two miles during a seven-and-a-half-minute chukker, so they must be rested frequently. At the high-goal level, players ideally will have a fresh horse every period although many will “double” on their best ponies. Most players agree that the polo “pony” represents 70-80% of a player’s game.

Why are the polo horses manes clipped and tails tied?

Free flowing manes and tails are a danger in polo because they can become entangled with players’ mallets or with the reins as the rider tries to control his horse. Manes, therefore, are shaved and the ponies’ tails are wrapped or braided to prevent the hazard.

What breed of horse is most often used in Polo?

Thoroughbred horses are the most common breed used in polo. The characteristics of the thoroughbred, which make it so ideal for the game, are that it has more stamina, goes farther, faster, and has a better disposition for polo.

Why are they called “Polo Ponies”?

Originally, no horse higher than thirteen hands and two inches (fifty-four inches) was allowed to play in the game of polo. Today there is no limitation. The horses used in polo range in size from 14 to 16 + hands. A majority of the polo horses are between 5 and 15 years of age.

How big is a polo field?

A regulation-sized polo field is 300 yards long by 160 yards wide. You can fit 7.5 football fields into the square footage of a polo field.

How big is a polo arena?

A regulation-sized polo arena is 110 yards long by 50 yards wide. The walls of a polo arena are at least 4 feet high.

What are the red boards that run the length of the field?

By definition, polo fields can be “boarded” or “unboarded,” the former preferred where spectators are in close proximity to the field to keep the ball in play and those chasing it from ending up in someone’s lap. Standing no more than 11 inches high and made of wood, sideboards are generally painted red or green.

What material is a polo ball made from?

Outdoor polo balls are white in color made of high-impact plastic. They are about 3.25” in diameter and 
weigh 4 ounces. In the past they were made with wood or willow root. Indoor polo balls are inflated leather balls that are approximately 4.5” in diameter.

What are polo mallets made of?

The shaft of a polo mallet is made of Manu cane and the head is constructed of a wood called Tipa (also known as Rosewood). The handle of the mallet has a rubber grip and a webbed sling. The canes come in different lengths and levels of flexibility. The mallet heads are made in different weights to suit the player’s preference.

Why are there no left-handed players?

Lefties were officially banned from polo in the mid-1930s for safety reasons, but the restriction was relaxed after World War II when polo players of any persuasion were a scarce lot. The USPA reinstated the lefty ban again in 1974 and it’s stuck: there are no more left-handed polo players.

What is a polo handicap?

Similar to golf, each player is rated using a handicap system. Twice a year polo players are handicapped from minus 2 to 10 goals by the United States Polo Association. The best players in the world are rated 10 goals. A team handicap is the total sum of its players. For example, an 8-goal team may have one 4-goal player, two 2-goal players and a 0-goal player. The word “goal” is used interchangeably with the word “handicap.” When someone says “he is a 4-goal player” that means his handicap is 4-goals. The handicap of a player depicts his or her skill level and is not associated with how many goals they score in a game.

What do the positions of each player 1-4 mean?

Outdoors, there are four members of a polo team, each playing a specific position. Rather than having names, the positions have numbers, one through four. Each team member wears the number of the position he plays on his jersey.

The Number 1 is generally offensive in nature and should be found closes to the opponent’s goal. The Number 2 is the hardest worker on the team, having to cover or “mark” the Number 3, who is typically the best player. The Number 3 is usually the team play-maker, quarterback and on-field coach. He is more defensive than offensive, but is always looking for opportunities to pass the ball up to his Number 1 or 2. The Number 4, or “Back”, is the pessimist. He is the last line of defense and tends to stay back to contain the opposition. He should generally be found closest to his own goal. Source:

What is a Chukker?

A period in a polo game, similar to innings or quarters in other sports. Typically, there are six chukkers in a game, although it is common to see four chukker or five chukker games at lower handicaps and in the arena.

In outdoor polo, a regulation chukker can be as long as seven minutes and thirty seconds. At the seven minute mark, a 30 second warning horn is sounded indicating 30 seconds remain. Play stops when the balls is hit out of bounds, touches the sideboards or the thirty seconds expires, whichever occurs first. The clock stops running for penalties, making
the actual time that elapses during a chukker longer than the seven and a half minutes on the clock. Source:

Is polo a contact sport?

Contact between horses and players is allowed in the form of a “ride-off” or a “hook.” A ride-off is a maneuver in which two players, traveling parallel and at the same speed, come together at the horses’ shoulders to attempt to move the other in order to gain or keep possession of the ball. An improperly executed ride-off is dangerous and is a foul, especially one that causes a horse or rider to lose his balance or stagger.

Players are allowed to use their mallet to impede the swing of an opponent. This technique is called a “hook.” To execute a proper and legal hook outdoors, the opponent’s mallet must be below his shoulder when hooked. Otherwise, a foul is called for a “high hook.” In the arena, the mallet must be below the back of the opponent’s horse.

In both outdoors and the arena, the player hooking must be on the same side of the opponent’s horse as the ball or directly behind. You cannot reach over, under, or across and opponent’s horse to execute a hook. If you do so, a foul will be called for a “cross hook.”

Empire Polo Club, ed. "Polo 101 Frequently Asked Questions." 
Empire Polo Lifestyle 2014:70-71. Print

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Illegal Aliens have more U.S. "rights" than Legal U.S. Citizens !@#$$#@?

As you know, the federal government is sending tens of thousands of illegal aliens to small towns and cities across the country. The Obama Administration is forcing law-abiding Americans to directly deal with the consequences of its inaction to secure the border and enforce immigration laws.

Local residents in California and Virginia among others have been successful in stopping the feds in their tracks. But for citizens to stand up to this unfair practice they first need to be aware of HHS's plans.

That's where you come in. Please help us find out where HHS plans to send illegal border-crossers next. A full list of contacts can be found here:


State Refugee Coordinator: Carisa Lopez.Ramirez 702.387.2266

State Refugee Health Coordinator: Camalla (Camy) Retzl 702.387.2225

ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891

ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933
Call your State Coordinators
Call your State Refugee Resettlement Coordinators and ask them about any proposed sites in your area.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Help Your Family - Plan Your Best Life Ever! Free

 Blueprint for Your BEST LIFE EVER!
--Presented by "THE DREAM TEAM"
Experts on Dream Activation for Baby Boomers
Are you ready to reinvent yourself?
Make a difference in the world? 
 Start your own business?
Turn your dreams into reality during this interactive, hands-on workshop. You will create an action plan and design a personal blueprint, with coaching from a variety of experts on dream activation for Baby Boomers.

This is a FREE workshop with like-minded Baby Boomers who are ready to explore all the possibilities. We are offering this opportunity to only 20 highly motivated participants.


DATE:       Thursday, May 29, 2014
TIME:        10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:  6655 W Sahara Ave. 1st Level STE. #B100,                      Las Vegas, NV 89146
(The pink buildings on the southeast corner of Sahara and Rainbow. Enter next to Carmax, park anywhere not marked reserved, and look for yellow balloons!)


RSVP:          Call: 462-2581  or  

****Refreshments Will Be Served****