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Top African American Skate Boarders that Rock

What do these guys, Dave Chapelle, Terry Kennedy, Lil Jon, Lupe fiasco and Pharrel Williams have in common with king boarders Tony Hawk and Stevie Williams, they love the sport, making them part of the over 18 million skate boarders worldwide, hooked on ollies, kick backs, to kick flips and 360s from France to America the color of your skin is not important, skill talks.

Lil john

The multi-platinum king of crunk is maxxed out and hype behind the microphone, so it is only natural that his raw energy transforms him into an avid skateboarder. He is a friend of Greg lutzka [famous]. Lil Jon grew up hitting the skates as he admits in an AOL interview. He goes back to the 80s having Andy Howell as a buddy, cool. Skateboarding is a high octane sport just like his music, yeah! Check out this video.

Dave Chappelle

The funny man is an avid skateboarder; he has been seen rolling around rocking dark shades. In an interview he described skate boarding and playing video games as his top hobbies.

If he isn’t bringing laughs he is inspiring young skateboarders, birds of the same half pipe fly together, and there was a video of him hanging with kids at Kettering Park in D.C. His children love the extreme sport too.

Terry Kennedy

He even has his own reality show on BET, mainly focusing on the life of a half pipe hitting Ollie doing skill performing dude who loves his board to death.

Forget the c walk, he has the air walk. Growing up in long beach, he stayed away from the California colors and dramas banging only his boards on the sidewalks.

As for him, he was the only black kid back then, but there was no problem because it is all about the skills, drills and thrills. “You’ve got so many different people, so I just think it’s just growing and it’s getting innovative and it’s changing.” espn.go.com

Stevie Williams

This City of Brotherly Love native was the first professional skateboarder to get endorsed by Reebok. He has a deep passion for the sport, and this raw push has transformed into appearances on films and video games, proving that skating is a sport with endorsements like the NFL or the NBA.

He began hitting the pipes at the age of eleven, and Stevie has proved that skill and finesse can transform into longevity for any athlete.Stevie Williams skating

Bastien Salabanzi

Forget romantic France and kisses, Bastein is a tough French skater who has won international awards in Holland and Prague for his out of the world bag of tricks.He is mostly known for combining 180s and 360s of all types, quickly and skillfully. He currently resides in France, and spends his time building his passions and skill.

He brings a creative imagination to the sport. Watch video

Famous rappers Lupe fiasco and Pharrel Williams are connected to the sport. These two musicians make the soundtracks that tell the story, just like the NHL or major league Baseball have custom made music. These dudes come from the battlegrounds and add to the culture.

Skateboarding is not a color sensitive, country club sport, it is real energy juice concocted up of different people going hard; black, red, silver or magenta.

Well, I have experience in the skateboard bearings arena because of my affiliation with various extreme sports crews in my hometown, I am not really good at the sport, but in my interaction with the sports crews I have gained a key understanding in the fundamentals of the sport and culture.

8 Leather Baby Bags For The Stylish Mom

Expectant moms are sure to be surfing around looking for the perfect diaper bag, after all it is the number one necessity for moms on the go. While diaper bags needs to serve a utilitarian purpose they don’t have to look like it and most of all mom’s don’t have to sacrifice their favorite leather bag in the name of baby goods. Check out these stylish leather baby bags for some inspiration.

They are some of the best brands that you can find in the market which can carry many baby booties at the same time. Expecting mothers can always try it out in the nearest department store in their vicinity in order to get the first hands experience of motherhood in the initial stages of pregnancy and given below are some luxurytastic replicas reviews that can help them out in choosing better.

The Luxe Leather Diaper Bag by Fluerville comes in three different colors including pink, aqua and the old tried and true black. The bag is made of water-proofed pebble grain leather and also sports a fully water-proof interior. The bag has removable insulated bottle holders and also comes with a removable wipes holder and cloth. Because all the baby-related items are removable this bag does double duty as an everyday pursue. For double the use it might be worth it’s $375.00 price tag.

The Nest Whipstitch Leather Diaper Bag is another pick that turns a diaper bag into both a perfect carry-all as well as an everyday bag. The all leather bag has beautiful metal detailing that adds a bit of flair to the mommy must-have. The bottom of the bag holds changing necessities in a separate zipper compartment and metal feet keep the bag upright when you need it the most. The bag retails for $325.00 at most upscale baby boutiques.

If a stylish tote is more your speed the Grommet Diaper bag again by Nest might be just what you are looking for. The bag is made of pebbled leather and has a charming grommet detail on the top. The silk scarf that is laced through the grommets is just an added bonus and you can switch it up and make the bag completely different since it’s removable. The bag features a key chain holder, 2 exterior pockets to keep sensitive electronics separate from baby-fear, 2 bottle holders and two divided pockets to store supplies. The bag comes in a plethora of colors for $285.00 and it is available through Rosenberry Rooms

While having a child is a great experience not all the gear needs to look like it’s geared towards the baby. Tim and Leslie has the Femme Chic Bebe Diaper Bag for moms who are not ready to give up their styling ways. The bag is made of quilted leather and looks nothing like a diaper bag, except for it’s cool “mom-friendly” features. The bag comes with all the expected baby needs and compartments but also features a great toy clip and stroller clips to keep your bag off your shoulder while parading around with the kid in tow. The bag retails for around $350. The bag can be found at upscale baby boutiques.

For a super daring mom Patent might be just the thing to do the style trick. Cynthia Rowley offers up a Patent Diaper bag that is presented with just enough pizazz to really work. The bag comes wit ha personal notebook blotter, six, count them six, interior pockets, six exterior pockets and coordinating zippered pouches. The bag is available through eBags in three colors and retails for $250.

The Baby Kaed Jaipur bag is a great leather diaper bag that comes in tons of colors including a fun tangerine and awesome aqua. The bag includes a changing pad, leather cosmetics case, pacifier purse and a drawstring bag. The shoulder straps adjust to clip onto a stroller as well which is a great little feature. The bag retails for $280.

For something a bit more budget-friendly Baby Kaed offers up the Shanti. The Shanti is a faux leather diaper bag incorporates all of today’s latest fashion with versatility to fit a mom’s lifestyle. The bag has 2 large pockets, 5 interior pockets and 2 side pockets. It also includes a mesh bag, pacifier pouch and key clip. The bag can be found online and retails for around $120.

The Debbie Rott Brian Messanger bag is a another great take on the leather diaper bag. The bag offers up all the interior space you could wish for an incorporates the needs of every mom out there. It comes in an awesome distressed brown that is sure to be a hit. The bag is good for work and for kid-related activities. It retails for $180 at eBags.

Symptoms And Treatment Of Botulism And Safety Issues Surrounding Botox

Botulism has quietly (all too quietly) made news several times in the past month. The FDA issued alerts about recalls of canned beans, black-eyed peas, and asparagus from the New Era Canning Company. Soon after that, another botulism-related alert was issued. This time the FDA warned about possible adverse reactions to Botox and Botox cosmetic and Myobloc. Injections of the Botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes and/or for therapeutic purposes have, again, been implicated in botulism-related deaths and illness. Though rare, Botulism is a very serious illness and one I believe is, perhaps, not well understood by the general public. Here I will explain some things everyone should know about Botulism. I will also discuss safety issues surrounding Botox injections.

Botulism is the name of an illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum spores are neurotoxins and cause paralysis of the affected areas. When the toxins spread to the the respiratory system, the result is respiratory failure. The illness, as you’ve probably guessed, is fatal if left untreated.

Symptoms of Botulism

According to the CDC, initial symptoms of Botulism include:

Double vision, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. In the food-borne version, symptoms usually appear within a day or two of consuming the contaminated food.

The forms and causes of botulism

There are three kinds of Botulism:

Wound Botulism occurs when the bacteria enter a wound site and produce toxins.

Food-Borne Botulism occurs when contaminated food is consumed. Contamination is most common in improperly canned vegetables.

Infant Botulism

You might be surprised to learn that among these three, Infant Botulism is the most common. Infant Botulism occurs when C- Botulinum spores proliferate in the digestive tract. This kind of botulism is typically caused by a baby ingesting dust or honey that has been contaminated with the bacteria. The infant’s digestive system is not able to remove the bacteria quickly enough and the bacteria soon produce the toxins. The disease is rare and most infants survive with treatment. Signs include constipation, muscle weakness, a weak cry and breathing problems. To read more about Infant Botulism, please visit the link I’ve included with this article in the resources section.

Treatment for Botulism

Treatment does exist but afflicted persons need to receive it as soon as possible. Botulism victims are given an anti-toxin (except in cases of infant botulism) and, if necessary, are put on a respirator to assist breathing. Medical care may be needed for several weeks to several years, in some cases.

About Botox, Botox Cosmetic, and Myobloc

Botox® is a name for injectable botulinum toxin type A and is approved for treatment of some kinds of muscle spasms. Removal of the nasal tip with botox will be effective without any surgery. Different kinds of muscles will be treated through the botox in the nose of the person.

Botox® Cosmetic also uses botulinum toxin type A. These injections are used for anti-wrinkle cosmetic purposes.

Myobloc™ uses botulinum toxin Type B and is approved for therapeutic use of a nerve disorder in the neck called cervical dystonia as well as cosmetic anti-wrinkle purposes.

The most serious adverse reactions related to Botox were found in cases where botulism toxins were inappropriately used for young cerebral palsy victims. The FDA does not recommend Botox injections for children under twelve.

Other cases off adverse reactions have been indicated in those receiving Botox injections for cosmetic purposes. What happened in all cases is the neurotoxins spread past the injection site to other areas of the body.

Although Botulism is rare, I am concerned that the general public remains largely uninformed about recalls and safety issues regarding our food supply. This illness is such a serious one that I feel it warrants much more attention. Also, the recent notification about Botox highlights the importance of developing stricter regulations regarding the use of C-Botulinum in any setting. Some fatal cases a few years ago were linked to cosmetic surgeons/assistants who used botulinum injections that contained very high concentrations of the neurotoxin. That clinic staff even had unregulated access to such large concentrated amounts of this neurotoxin should be alarming (the link to that story is available below).

The therapeutic uses for Botox are undisputed. However, due to the toxin’s serious nature and very real potential for overdose and misuse (accidental or intentional) stricter regulatory measures need to be addressed and put into place.

New Hospital Technology Makes Hospital Stays Easier and Saves Lives

Hospitals used to be depressing places. The walls were either white or that awful green color. If you go way back you will see hospital wards filled wall-to-wall with the old fashioned beds containing obviously suffering people. They are still depressing today, but some of them have private rooms that look more like a hotel room than one in a hospital.

And everybody knows that hospital food was one step above airline food and we all know how bad airline food can be. The reason for the lack of taste was always that with so many patients on so many different diets, the food had to be kept bland so as not to cause a reaction.

But now some hospital have hired licensed chefs to oversee their culinary operations. That means that some of the food can be quite delicious, especially if you are not on a special diet. Even if you are, a few extra dashes of herbs and seasonings can make all of the difference in the world.

Technology has also not only Improved the quality of a patient’s stay in the hospital, but it also saves lives. According to CNN, here are a few ways that technology is making your unpleasant stay in the hospital more bearable:

Most all of the hospitals in this country are slowly making the change to digital record keeping. Computers are replacing the old hand written notes and charts hanging off of the patient’s bed. When the process is finally complete, the hospital can easily access the patients records at the doctor’s office and also from other hospitals.

There may come a day when a surgeon in the United States can operate on a patient in Africa without ever leaving the country. This will be accomplished using robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is now being used in many hospitals because robots can hold the instruments steady for extremely long periods of time. In addition, plastic surgery marketing is unlike any other healthcare marketing segment as it will be more developed and advanced in the coming years.

Just like most mailboxes now have bar codes that can be scanned by the postman to make sure that the mail has been delivered, some hospitals have computerized prescription writing and medicines that can be scanned at the patient’s bedside to make sure the dosage is accurate.

A lot of hospitals are now using what the military calls “situation awareness.” This means that the staff caring for the patient knows what’s going on at all times while they are under their care. This is accomplished through the use of checklists and double checks. This is also used to reduce the rates of infection.

And finally, there are now specialty hospitals that offer the very latest in experimental technology that regular hospitals don’t offer.

Cause Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing (CRM) is a marketing tool used by nonprofit organizations and companies. This mutually profitable strategy benefits the charity financially from the sale of specific products. The nonprofit carries a much smaller logo while the company encompasses a larger logo which makes them look as though they are supporting a worthwhile charity, project, or cause. Basically, this type of fund raising aligns companies with causes. It is a way for companies to merge profit with passion. CRM can mirror a company’s values, beliefs and integrity.

CRM was first used by American Express in 1983 to help restore the Statue of Liberty. American Express donated $ .01 toward the restoration of the Statue of Liberty every time a card holder used their American Express card. This type of CRM helped raise millions of dollars. American Express card holders increased by 45%, and card usage increased by 28%.

From a business standpoint, a company builds loyalty to their consumers when they commit to a worthy cause. Many consumers would rather do business with a company that stands for something beyond profits. Companies should volunteer because it makes them look trustworthy, and target a cause they believe in. When the public sees that a company cares they will most likely help with the cause. Consumers tend to believe that a company will put as much passion and commitment into the business they own if they partner with a nonprofit. The company’s responsibility should make sure their target market sees the connection between their goal and the mission of the organization. Using this type of fund raising technique, a company can increase sales, visibility, customer loyalty, an enhanced company image, and can also receive positive media coverage.

Companies such as Avon, Target, Home Depot, and Timberland have begun this type of social commitment. Nonprofits are competing with like organizations for corporate support and public awareness. CRM has become a standard and widely accepted business practice with many of the world’s largest companies. Nonprofits should expand their research efforts and refer to resources in business departments of public and/or academic libraries before partnering. To build a quality partnership, The Foundation Center, recommends nonprofit organizations read up on cause related marketing. One book specifically mentioned is entitled, Mission and Market: The Resource Center for Effective Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) believes that CRM has become controversial. They believe that CRM undermines traditional philanthropy and that nonprofits are changing their programs to attract CRM dollars. Also, it is believed by AFP that only well-established non-controversial causes attract CRM dollars. In July 2004, AFP conducted a study where 81% of Fortune 500 consumer product manufacturers believed that sales impact is a top factor when it comes to partnering with nonprofit organizations. After looking at the research nonprofit organizations should begin looking for businesses with like minded agendas and whose goal can be better achieved by partnering with that business.

Breast cancer has become the poster child for corporate cause related marketing campaigns. In 1997, BMW launched the “BMW Ultimate Drive Campaign” to encourage potential customers to test drive its vehicles. For each mile driven during a test drive, BMW donated $1 to Susan G. Koman for the cure. This year Estee Lauder has promised to donate $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from the sales of its Pink Ribbon Lipstick Collection. Lastly, Yoplait’s “Save Lids to Save Lives” campaign pushes consumers to purchase Yoplait yogurt and in turn the company will support the cure by donating $.10 for each lid mailed in to the company.

Bear in mind that you have to make your own decision in a diverse platform like business and for starters you can have sales CRM software to accelerate your contact management.

In conclusion, nonprofit organizations can bring in a load of income by using the CRM method of fundraising. The cost is low as well as staff and volunteer involvement. Although, this does not build a personal relationship with the community, it makes the organization highly visible to the public. An organization does not have to spend a lot of time developing this method, but they do have to do the research. Internally, this may be an opportunity for employees to receive promotions and/or perks which boosts morale and builds skills.

Checking the Review of the Perricone Face Lift Kit

Is it possible to get the look of a face lift without the surgery? Perricone Face Lift Kit is definitely an alternative to traditional surgery. The popular line of products is based on research done by Dr. Perricone that shows a connection between aging and inflammation. The Perricone Face Lift Kit is a three part program formulated to treat and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and to renew skin with a dull aged look.

According to Dr. Perricone and the research that supports his cutting edge products, inflammation is one of the main causes of aging. The three part Perricone Face Lift Kit is a combination of steps that are specifically formulated to light the skins appearance while minimizing sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. It is also formulated to approach internal and external issues that are precipitators to aging. Additionally the Perricone Face Lift Kit is formulated to make the user look younger and healthier. In the process the user is educated on why aging occurs and how to prevent it.

The Perricone Face Lift Kit includes a variety of products, each representing a step in anti-aging, while working together to provide the best anti-aging system. A 2-ounce size of Amine Complex Face Lift is included in the kit. Formulated to lift the skin and provide visible results, the Amine Complex Face Lift contains DMAE and Phospholipids. There are also 60 caplets of DMAE Dietary Supplement which is formulated to not only enhance the contour of the face but also to improve problem solving, memory and focus. As with most of his products in the Perricone Face Lift Kit, Dr. Perricone include his Prescription Recipe Book which is a collection of recipes formulated to fight aging internally and externally and showing results within three days. The Perricone Face Lift Kit also includes the Wrinkle Cure DVD in which the questions and answers regard aging and anti-aging are addressed. Finally the kit includes a packet sample of Dr. Perricone’s Evening Facial Emollient formulated to promote a renewed look.

The ingredients from which the products are made that make up the Perricone Face Lift Kit include Glycolic Acid, Camellia Oleifera, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Yeast Polysaccharides, Vitamin C Ester, alpha, gamma and delta tocotrienols and much more.

Investing in one health and overall appearance is an excellent investment. The Perricone Face Lift Kit is definitely a great way to get on track to more youthful skin and a brighter appearance. Available at most high end retailers such as Nordstrom’s, Sephora and Ulta, the retail price is $100 for the complete Perricone Face Lift Kit. Welcome to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center that will provide facelift services to the clients. A contact can be made to the previous visitors of the center for more information. 

6 Tips for Sexy, Brilliant Hair

Sumptuous, glistening hair doesn’t just appear; you’ve got to work for it! Let’s face it; the continuous use of heated hair appliances and constant brushing can leave your coiffure looking dry and brittle. No matter what your hair length or texture, you can have sexy, brilliant hair. Use these six steps to grow beautiful hair that he’ll love getting his hands in. Don’t expect gorgeous hair overnight–it may take a few days or weeks to see the shiny results you covet.

Soothe tired hair with a hot oil treatment once a week. You may already use a daily conditioner but some of these products don’t contain much more than wax and fragrance. You need to supply hair with beneficial oils to keep the strands of the hair strong and shiny. Once a week, pop a tube of hair oil in a cup of hot water and let it heat up. Apply hair oil to the tips and middle portions of your hair. Allow the oil to rest for 15 to 30 minutes then rinse it with a gentle shampoo. You’ll get healthy, brilliant hair in just a few weeks. But if you have some unwanted hair growth, you may opt to consider a laser hair removal treatment. Generally, laser hair remover is your safe grail.

Master your brush work. A lot of hair damage occurs when we unknowingly tear our hair while brushing. Not all the hair that ends up in your brush is a result of natural fall out! Don’t brush your hair when it is wet. Use your fingers to detangle longer hair and save the brushing until it is dry. While it is wet, hair is very flexible and susceptible to tearing. Also, use the right kind of hair brush. Cheap plastic vent brushes aren’t good choices. Spring for a bristle brush with many thick bristles.

Go thermal! I know, we’ve been taught that heat and hair make a bad combination and sometimes it does. However, thermal hair products like shampoos and conditioners can provide benefits long after the last rinse. Swap out your hum-drum hair products for heat-activated shampoos and conditioners. This way, when you do blow dry, you’ll be releasing good oils and ingredients into the hair shafts.

Become a hair whisperer! We don’t all have the same hair. Know what kind of hair you have and buy products that suit your hair type. For example, if you have thin, flat hair, you shouldn’t weigh the hair down with a daily dose of leave-in conditioner. If you aren’t sure what type of hair you have, ask your hair stylist for their diagnosis. This will help you choose the products that are right for you.

Finish with a cold rinse. Want to know a secret of top hair stylists? Finish the hair shampooing process with a cold rinse. A cool rinse of the hair adds loads of luster to your tresses. It’s a simple step that makes hair look irresistible to touch.

Try tinted shampoos for added depth. This isn’t your mother’s box hair color! Try a tinted shampoo that temporarily adds various hues of color to your hair. If you don’t like the added color, you don’t have to keep it long, it rinses out!

Leaky Gut- What Are The Symptoms Of Leaky Gut You Should Be Aware Of?

Are you having a stomach ache or bloating in the belly? If yes, then you should consult with the doctor immediately. It is because boating in the belly is the first sign of leaky gut, which you should know about. A leaky gut can be very dangerous as your small intestine can get damaged completely. The diseases or any other toxic food particles can be leaked from the intestine, which can get mixed in the blood in your body. You should not only get to feel the difference in your belly, but also you can get to interact with various allergies. Your whole routine can get disturbed by entering of any third-party substance in the bloodline. If you are having the issue in your body, then there is nothing to be worried about because it can be treated naturally without any drug. Relief Factor is a 100% drug-free treatment you should go for curing yourself in quicker time.

There are many reasons by which a leaky gut can be caused in your body, as diet is the topmost thing you should take care of. A bad diet can easily get to cause a leaky gut in your belly, and on the other hand, a good diet can cure the syndrome.

What are the symptoms that can let you know about leaky gut?

You will get to know about the numerous symptoms which will let you know about the leaky gut syndrome. You should never ignore the signs because they can save you from increasing of the leak in your gut. Here are some signs for you-

  1. Bloating in the belly- You will start noticing the changes in the size of your stomach. If the change is huge, which is known as bloating, then you should contact the doctor. You might be having leaky gut in your belly, which is very dangerous, and also it can leads to death at the end.
  2. Deficiency in nutrition-Your body will crave for the nutrition because leaky gut causes leaks in which all the nutrition gets wiped out. It is also the other sign that you should take care of. You should keep focused on the diet so that you should not have to meet the harmful leaky gut issue.
  3. Bad immune system-You will start to get ill more often because of the weaker immune system. The immune system protects the body from harmful bacteria and germs. Leaky gut can make the immune system weak of the body and which results in getting ill more often than before.
  4. Severe headache-You might start feeling heaviness in your head, and later on, your head will start paining a lot. The headache can be the sign, but only if it is in an extreme form. You should not ignore these kinds of signs because it can lead to some harmful conditions.
  5. Memory loss-You will start forgetting things after a shorter duration. This is the most primary symptom that will let you know about the leaky gut issue in your belly. Leaky gut and the memory loss are both different things, and both can ruin your whole life.
  6. Rashes on the skin- Your skin will be going to feel redness and the itchiness on the skin. These are the signs of the rashes on the skin, which is another symptom of the leaky gut. You should immediately get to improve your diet and eat the food which is prescribed by the doctor.
  7. Craving for different foods-You will start craving for the different types of food like sugar or the carbohydrates. These kinds of craving would have never occurred in your life, and it is the other symptom of leaky gut you should know about.

These are some of the essential symptoms you should know about, which can let you know about the leaky gut in your belly. It can be positive or negative as it can be confirmed by getting some medical tests performed by the specialist. If you have seen any of the symptoms in your body, then you should immediately contact to the doctor without any delay. You can get to save your life by getting rid of the syndrome like gut leaking in your small intestine.

What are the ways in which you can heal the issue of leaky gut?

If you are worried about consuming medicine, then there is nothing to be tensed about because the solution to this kind of issue is drug-free. You need to make some improvements to your diet by contacting the specialist. There are lots of nutritionists in the market form which you can come to know about the food you should consume for curing the syndrome easily and quickly.

Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope Review

Hawkeye has some of the best spotting scopes in the market and their lineup of products is only getting better with every passing year. Recently, we came across the Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope and it is one of the best that they have made. It comes with almost all the features that will get you started. The scope comes with a full and complete set of accessories and items that are required when you are out for spotting. If you are planning to buy a brand new spotting scope, then the Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope is one of the best options you have currently. Let us review the product and talk more details about it in today’s blog. For more optios, check out https://consumerepic.com/best-long-range-scopes-reviews/ and get hold of best scopes of 2020.

Features of Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope

The Hawkeye Vantage surely has some of the most promising and innovative features that provides a great experience when put into use. Take a quick look at these features of the scope –

  • The scope comes with an amazing multi-coated optics that always helps to produce sharp images in different terrain and weather conditions.
  • Close focus is one of the most important features of the scope. You can now see detailed image from even 23ft/7m.
  • The Hawkeye Vantage comes with built-in BK-7 porro prisms that can be used for intense colour and contrast. Making images more clear to the users.
  • The ergonomic rubber covering around the scope provids you with maximum protection all the time when using.
  • The scope’s fold down eye cup and also the pull out sunshade adds more convenience and comfort to the tool.
  • The adjustable mini tripod helps you to spot and check your surroundings without too much of disturbance.

So, these are some of the top features of the Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope that you can get. All these features makes it possible for the users to easily spot and work with this scope. All in all, for around $170 – $185, you can get a really good scope. Let’s deep dig into the details.

What Do We Think About Hawke Vantage?

The Hawkeye Vantage is a very reliable and solid scope that facilitates 20-60×60 angled spotting. The rugged construction makes it waterproof and protects the scope from different natural calamities. The rubber guard around the scope has really impressed us. For sharp and high quality image, the scope comes with multi-coated (FMC) lenses that enables you to get sharp images and BK-7 Porro glass prisms. The soothing Green and Black looks fantastic on the scope and really camouflages with the nearby surroundings where you are present for spotting. You’ll be glad to know that the scope is actually waterproof and shockproof, making it even more durable and strength more than you can imagine. The overall design and build quality are the top USPs of this Hawkeye professional scope.

The lens have been nitrogen-purged which ensures that the scope is not affected due to fog. This is the perfect scope that you will need to take out when you go for birdspotting. This innovative and sturdy spotting scope is fully equipped with all the features required. The scope is really comfortable to hold. Weighing less than 10 and that is why it can be ported to different locations whenever you go outside.

With the box, you also get – 20-60×60 Spotting Scope Hard case, Mini tripod, Scope cover, Lens caps, and also the Lens clot. That is why, within a price tag of $185, it is really worth the money that you are thinking about to pay. The developers have really paid great attention to the details and overall construction of the lens. That is why all of that helps to add more productivity and utility to the scope. Being one of the leading companies in the market, Hawkeye has discussed about providing lifetime warranty to all their products. This clearly tells how well and precise the products are from their side.

Technical Details of The Product

Even though a lot of people won’t be much interested in the technical details, you can easily check them out in this segment. The technical details of the product really helps to know more about the vehicle. Take a look at these technical details of the movie –

  • Model No: 51 100
  • Power: 20-60×
  • Objective Diameter: 60mm
  • Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated
  • Field of View: m @1000m / ft @1000yds 38 – 17m / 114 – 51ft
  • Close Focus: 7m / 23ft
  • Eye Relief: 18 – 13mm / 0.7 – 0.5″
  • Length: 350mm / 13.8″
  • Weight: 795g / 280

Take a look at the technical details of the scope and understand which one you really need. The Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope Review is really great and you can easily get it online.

Final Words – the Hawke Vantage Spotting Scope is one of the most interesting scopes that you can identify in the market. Make sure to read through our blog and try out whether the scope is really good or not. We believe at this price, this is one of the most important scope that goes well with the overall looks, features and construction.

Decoration Ideas for Your Child’s Harry Potter Birthday Party

With Harry Potter and the movies being such a huge success right now, I thought this would be a perfect time to share this idea about how to do decorations for a Harry Potter birthday party.

When my daughter was younger and Harry Potter was new on the scene, she fell in love with the books. She was only in third grade, and her request was to have her ninth birthday party as a Harry Potter style party. So we proceeded to make deocrations and a decoration craft that the kids could do at the beginning. of her party. The greeting cards can include Birthday Quotes for Son conveying best wishes for bright future. The selection of the card should be done same as the decorations of the party. 

We had to decide what our decorations would be for our Harry Potter party. My daughter thought it would be neat if we had spiders for decorations. Having been involved as a room Mom before teaching, I consider myself somewhat creative, so proceeded to pull together some decorations. I had learned one Halloween how to make muffin cup spiders as decorations. All one needs is the paper muffin cups, some chenille stems, some craft eyes, and some cord. If you have these ingredients, you are all set. Simply paste the eyes on the side of the muffin cup, with the open part of the muffin cup facing down. You then clue the black and orange chenille stems, eight of course, on the inside of the muffin cup, facing down. Be sure and bend them out and above the muffin cup so they look like the spider could be walking on the legs. The hanging cord of course goes through the cup and is attached to the wall or wherever you are hanging it from.

We then decorated the gift bags that children would receive on the way out of the party. I decided on a simple design using paper bags and cats. We folded a paper bag flat, cut out ears from the top, cut inside ear shape from construction paper and glued it on. Next, we glued eyes and the triangle ears. We tied several strands of chenille together, to look like whiskers, and glued it onto the front of the bag. The children loved these, and hopefully they survived the party until Halloween so they could use them again,

We had a hard time finding Harry Potter type candies for the party gift bags, but we put candy corn in each bag – wrapped up of course-, gummy worms, and spiders, and each child was graced with Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. What a surprise they were in for .

What party would be complete without some sort of activity for the children, so we let them help make decorations at the beginning of the party. I knew how to make what I call plastic ghosts from my time as a room Mom. It is a simple craft to do, if you have additional adult help, which I did. Here is how to make the plastic ghosts. You will need white spoons, fine point marker, 4 white plastic forks, whit fun foam, spring clothespins, whit chenille stems, and of course a glue gun works best to put it all together. First you draw a face on the spoon, and dot along the nadle for spine, with with the marker. Next, draw long line for bones on front of the fork handles and dots for the short bones on the tines of the fork. Third, you cut ovals for shoulder and hips from the foam. Center it across the top and bottom of the back of the spoon handles. This is where the clothespin comes in. You clamp it all together to the clothespin after gluing it, until it dries. Last but not least, glue the arms and legs to the hip at front, and clamp with clothespins. The purpose of the chenille is that is goes around the middle of the spoon handle for ribs. Be sure and glue it in place where you want it to be. I let the kids pick where their ghosts would decorate the party . Some decided to place theirs in the yard. We were finding plastic ghosts for a month afterwards.

All in all her ninth birthday party was a success. Maybe you can use some of these deocration ideas to create a Harry Potter party for your child. It sure was a success as far as birthday parties go, probably the most creative and successful one I have ever given. It was a party fit for Harry Potter himself!