Andy Wirth Talks with KCRW

Andy Wirth is a successful businessman who has poured not only time, but also money into his current business of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. This resort is the result of Mr. Wirth’s innovation to merge two ski resorts into one in order to have more available ski slopes as well as more opportunities to profit.

As a business owner, Andy Wirth has found himself lucky over the past two decades due to the fact that he has always been in love with both business as well as nature. As an individual who has appreciated nature his entire life, he felt himself to be the luckiest individual when he was able to run the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

This resort has given him the opportunity to demonstrate his business skills as well as his unique talents of taking a business and developing the business even further.

It was not until Nancy Cushing, who has been the owner of the the ski resort for almost 20 years, entrusted the entire resort to Andy Wirth.

As the new CEO and President of the business in 2010, Andy Wirth has used this opportunity to implement some of his ideas to further grow the business and to lesson the resort’s environmental impact.

As a business owner, Mr. Wirth has always used the community’s opinions to enact decisions of his own.

In recent news, Andy Wirth sat down with the host of the KCRW radio station to talk about the current drought that has been plaguing both business as well as households.

A resource that had once been a non-economic good, has slowly become more and more expensive as more and more of the fresh water supply runs out. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation

The KCRW radio station desired to talk to Andy Wirth about not only his plan for the business, but also about his future predictions for the ski resort industry.

Though Andy Wirth is the proud owner of a large ski resort which does rely heavily on the annual snowfall, Andy Wirth explained in the interview that he is not only excited about this new opportunity, but is also looking for investment opportunities.

Andy Wirth continues in this interview by explaining that the drought has enabled him to find new and cleaner alternatives to wasting precious resources.

As a businessman, Andy Wirth even states that it is his job to find solutions to problems that present themselves. To be successful, this is a part of the top requirements.

What most people should emulate from George Soros life

In the early nineties, the dictatorship was very common in most nations. Born in 1930 in Budapest, George Soros survived under very harsh conditions. His dad had to hide their real identity from the dictatorial government system. This article acts as a guide to some of the qualities to emulate from George Soros’s life.

Ambitious
As a teenager, George moved to England to study at London School of Economics. There he noted that he had a passion for financial markets and later worked at Wall Street.

Brave
As it goes without say, being ambitious requires you to be brave. As a young boy, George Soros acted as a messenger between the Budapest Jewish Council and the Jewish community. George conveyed every message he got from his dad to the other citizens without fear of the dictatorial government.

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Generous
Despite being filthy rich, George Soros is also known for his generosity. He is known for the support he made to the civil society movement. He also provided support to advocacy groups and some liberal policy institutes. John Kerry and Barack Obama also benefitted from his generosity as he funded their campaigns to leadership positions.

Principled
A well-known trait of George Soros is that he doesn’t give a damn. Glenn Beck tried to bring George Soros down with his critics, but as expected, George Soros did heed to such critics. Being brought up in a more unforgiving childhood, no critics that could bring George’s chin down. He always has his chin up and focused on his set goals.

That being said, it is clear that George Soros has set a good example for us to emulate. He has had a tough childhood but was able to withstand all that to become one the richest people on the planet. Criticism will surely come when you start being someone significant in the society, but what you choose to heed and what to not take seriously will be the ultimate determinant of your success.

Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/

Global Tel Link Overcharged Louisiana Prison System For Communication Services

A recent report released by Securus Technologies lists some of the problems found by an investigation of Global Tel Link conducted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. The investigation uncovered a number of serious issues with the service Global Tel provided for the Louisiana prison system. Chief among them was that Global Tel overcharged customers in excess of $1,243,000. The 17-page Louisiana PSC report concluded that Global Tel added between 15 and 36 seconds to many calls by improperly programming their phones and charging higher rates than was permitted.
The PR Newswire published report went on to say Global Tel artificially inflated charges and double billed clients for calls. The report called those actions unlawful and designed to overcharge customers. The Louisiana report called into question the integrity of the company. It is apparently one of the reasons many in the corrections community now favor Securus Technologies which released the report. Securus Technology is now among the leading providers of technology solutions for communications, investigations, and monitoring by the civil and criminal justice community. Not only has the company proven to above reproach, they also offer the latest and most effective communications technology.

Securus Technologies currently serves over 3,450 corrections, law enforcement, and public safety agencies. More than 1,200,000 inmates use communications services provided by Securus Technologies. The  BBB.org A+ accredited company offers communications, inmate self-service, emergency response, public information, information management, incident management, investigation, biometric analysis, and monitoring technology, service, and products. Securus Technologies is embraced by the corrections and public safety community nationwide because of their integrity, innovation, and commitment to providing the best service in the industry.

The Louisiana PSC report details practices Global Tel Link engaged in almost two decades ago. During that time Securus Technology has proven they are a company on which the corrections and public safety community can trust.

Sources:

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securus_Technologies

2 https://www.linkedin.com/company/securus-technologies

Freedom Pop: Ultra Low-Cost Wireless Service

For ultra low-cost wireless service, we’ve noticed that the innovative FreedomPop plan furnishes exclusively Voice Over Internet Protocol (“VOIP”) in the cell phone marketplace. This practice translates into huge savings for customers.

An Innovative Company

Founded in 2011 in Los Angeles, FreedomPop serves customers in Europe and North America. In the USA, the company utilizes the well-developed Sprint Network to deliver service to customers. The reliance upon VOIP permits Freedom Pop to pass along consumer savings. The company depends upon the established computer infrastructure to transmit data, voice and text communications via the Sprint Network. Significantly, it evidently does not buy these services individually from its network provider for re-sale in bundles at higher markups to its own subscribers.

Low Cost Plans

One of the most popular supplies three hours and twenty minutes of voice, a whopping 500 MB of data and 500 text messages for free! The plan even applies in locales designated as “hot spots” for Wifi transmissions. An unlimited wireless date plan furnishes an endless supply of data, talk and text services to customers for the awesome price of only $19.99 monthly.

Creating Networked Wifi Hotspots

Today, one of the most significant trends in computer technology involves the democratization of knowledge. Whereas hierarchical structures tended to apply to organizations during former eras, the arrival of the Information Age has created holistic, shared platforms for the spread of ideas. FreedomPop evidently seeks to promote that new vision by seeking to eventually connect some 10 million Wifi hotspots throughout the nation to transmit wireless data between different points. This process saves Freedom Pop the expense of constructing a separate expensive network of cell phone towers.

Obtain Personal Recommendations

Of course, the best way to ensure that a particular network suits the needs of individual customers remains obtaining personal references from people who have subscribed to the service. Freedom Pop supplies three major areas of telecommunications: Home Internet, Phone and Mobile Data. All remain very popular fields among wireless providers today. The inexpensive pricing policies promoted by FreedomPop mean that large numbers of customers can afford to try out FreedomPop’s innovative business plans on a trial basis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V97FUyd840A

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomPop
http://www.savingfreak.com/freedompop-review/

Solo Shah Gains Capital for His Autism Research

When it comes to investing in the market, there is a huge risk that comes with making profits. Those who know how to manage the risks, are more likely to come out profitable. Fortunately, there are some that manage it. Among the people that have gained a lot of wealth from the most recent issue which is the European sovereign debt is Sanjay Shah. Sanjay Shah has a lot of experience in the markets and he shows a lot of expertise when it comes to making the right investments. One of the things that help him gain a lot of capital and profits from his investments is that he has a purpose behind his activities.

Sanjay’s purpose is philanthropic and charitable by nature. For one thing, he is currently providing funds for autism research. He is using a good amount of the money he is gaining from his activities in order to fund it. He is also reaching out to people of all walks in order to share his story with them.

Among the things that Sanjay does is run his charity which is called Autism Rocks. With his charity, he accepts donations. Among the methods of gaining money is hosting concerts for artists. Among the performers that have performed at his concert are Snoop Dogg, Flo-Rida, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and other artists. He has gotten the idea from when he met with Snoop Dogg. He then used the capital from his company Solo Capital, which he has started and earned a lot of profits from. One thing that could be said about Sanjay Shah is that he loves the freedom that he gets to experience from being an entrepreneur. He is also very generous with what he gives to people in need.

 

Read more about Sanjay Shah:

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Finance/article849141.ece

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Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth Says Olympic Valley Incorporation Is Bad Idea

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort and its adjoining community has faced many difficult challenges lately. Business owners will tell you that they haven’t fared well financially due to some events that were well beyond their control.

No one could have predicted in a million years that the area would be plagued by a drought that would cut snowfall literally in half. The lack of snowfall forced many area resorts to shorten their seasons.

The domino effect caused many local business to lose money due to lack of visitors. “It was a nightmare. I wasn’t sure if we were going to make it through the season,” said one business owner.

Squaw Valley did make it due to the leadership of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings CEO and President Andy Wirth. “We have a resilient community. When faced with troubles, we stuck together and that helped us through this difficult time,” said Wirth.

But just when everyone thought the worst was over, a bitter battle over incorporation. Wirth, along with many in the community opposed incorporation. “It would have destroyed the community. The taxes and heavy toll on businesses would have done a lot worse than the drought,” said Wirth. The issue was finally settled when backers of the initiative pulled out and dropped it.

Some of the incorporation supporters believe that the opposition was self-serving.  “There are a lot of things that can be done to help the community, but incorporation isn’t one of them.” Wirth says he’s hoping that everyone can just move forward from this.

Most people in the North Shore community will agree that Andy Wirth has been a godsend. He went in with a figurative sledge hammer and removed every aspect of the old regime. “It was time to completely upgrade the resort in every way possible,” said Wirth.

He designed the upgrades after the ultra-modern European standard. Today, the resort is one of the best in the U.S., if not the world.

Good news is on the horizon. It seems that the area could see quite a bit of snow this season. “This could be one of the best snow seasons in years,” said Wirth. “This is truly a blessing.

Read more: http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/recreation/2015/12/03/squaw-alpine-boss-looks-turn-page-divisive-fight/76735928/

Mangoes Helping to Feed the Poor in Venezuela

Venezuela is currently suffering through a food crisis with the middle class and poor struggling to find food to eat. The country has the highest inflation rate in the world, and unfortunately it is pricing people right out of food. The poor are finding themselves forced to consume heavier foods filled with starch and no protein, but now they may have a new place to turn.

In a country of 30 million, people are starting to turn to mangoes to help supplement their diets. The country is filled with lush mango trees, and its people are starting to turn to the trees when they are forced to skip meals. From children to workers, you can find many people tossing stones in an attempt to get some fruit.

While a mango can help fill the stomach, they are not a substitute for proper foods, but agriculturist Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa says finding groceries is a problem that is not being addressed in Venezuela and people feel they have no other choice. Even those who have the money cannot always find food as lines are long at many supermarkets that also have a limited amount of products.

However Velasquez Figueroa also said fruit stands are always open for business where people can find mangoes, coconuts, and more.

 

How Product Recognition Technology Can Change The Way We Search

Image recognition is an exciting new technology that can revolutionize the way we now browse, shop and purchase products online. The way the technology works is you use an application that has a product scanner build in. Using the application with the product scanner in a mobile app for example, you snap a picture of an item or object that has aroused your curiosity.

The photo is then uploaded into the product database and is scanned against all known matches within the database. The scanner analyzes features such as tags, branding, colors, shapes, textures, size and luster. Based on the information the scanner obtains from the photo you have snapped on an object, a matching product from the database is shown to you. If there are no exact matches within the database, a very similar product could be shown instead. Sometimes several similar products can be shown instead that have similar traits to the product taken in the photo.

The beauty of product recognition is that instead of typing in a product in a search engine or online catalog you can simply photograph it with a camera through a mobile application. Image recognition technology can be correlated as being a visual search for products instead of a manual written search. You can view it as a looking for a product based on photographs instead of words.

Product recognition technology has a big convenience factor. Take the following scenario for example. A woman spots a really nice dress that someone else is wearing or that is on display on a window store that is closed. Instead of guessing what brand the dress is or what the article of clothing is called, she can just snap a photo of it using an image recognition technology app. This way she can almost instantly find out what the item is and how much it costs. She can also find details about and even purchase it outright.

A company that offers product recognition technology applications is Slyce. This company has been at the forefront of developing and launching image recognition technology apps for both people and companies. Slyce works with clothing companies and department stores to populate their database with as much products as possible. The company also takes the feedback of users of their image recognition technology app into account when trying to improve the image recognition technology engine.

White Shark Media is Recognized as The Best Workplace by Its Former and Present Employees

Presently, White Shark Media has over 180 digital marketing professionals and staff members working on its team. The digital marketing agency is one of the fastest growing companies in North American to provide marketing solutions and to receive recognition by Google.

Approximately 35 former and present employees shared excellent reviews about working for White Shark full-time and part-time. Out of 35 employees, only one former employee rated the company three-star and another employee rated it four-star. The overall rating White Shark received from its employees is five-star.

White Shark Media employs expert supervisors to help with customer service support with their clients. The agency also employs consultants, digital media advisors, sales development executives, and search engine optimization specialists.

The employees stated in their reviews that White Shark is the best workplace, people oriented, great, amazing, and professional. Two reviews from former employees rated the company as five-star.

A most recent post said that White shark was very professional during the interview and lasted for two hours.

The Regional Sales Manager and PPC supervisors credit White Shark Media with their professional growth. They believe the working environment is challenging and keeps them driven to strive for success and growth. The digital marketing agency has built a reliable support system for their clients and employees.

Since 2011, White Shark Media has made considerable changes to strengthen customer relationships, and to enhance the workplace environment. In 2012, one year later after the agency was founded, Google acknowledged White Shark Media for its speedy growth, a magnificent accomplishment.

Entrepreneurs, Alexander Nygart, Andrew Lolk, and Gary Garth launched White Shark Media to provide online and off-line marketing services to small to mid-sized companies in the United States and Latin America. White Shark is certified as a Google AdWords Premier SMP Partner and a Bing Ad Authorized Reseller. Get more details at: https://disqus.com/home/channel/whitesharkmediacomplaints/discussion/channel-whitesharkmediacomplaints/white_shark_media_complaints/

Mr. Garth is the Chief Executive Officer and possesses nearly 16 years of experience in sales management, leadership, and marketing. White Shark Media offers management and evaluations for AdWords, Bing Ads, E-commerce AdWords, PPC, SEM, and SEO.

With five years in start-up of White Shark Media, the founders, executives, and employees have contributed to the company’s quick growth.

White Shark has received positive reviews from clients pertaining to the quality of services and products. Employees reviewed the digital marketing agency as the best company to work for in 2016 and previous years.

Additional info can be found at https://experts.shopify.com/white-shark-media-inc

WEN Cleansing Conditioner Gives Hair Shine and Volume

In a recent Buzzle.com article, Emily talks about her experience using WEN by Chaz Dean. She claims to have very fine, thin hair that sometimes gets frizzy, oily and unruly. She did a seven-day experiment where she washed her hair each morning using Chaz Dean’s created Cleansing Conditioner. The product is an all-in-one shampoo, conditioner and styling solution. One thing Emily noticed was that the instructions called for a much larger amount of the product than she was used to using with her normal shampoo. As she massaged the product into her scalp and down through her hair, she claimed that her hair felt thicker right away. If you have very fine hair, you do almost anything to increase thickness.
On day two, she noticed the same shine and bounce after washing and blow-drying. On day three, she repeated the process and was again very happy with her results. On the fourth day, she woke up late and could not shower or wash her hair. Day five was much better. She showered and used the Wen product on her hair, with very good results. On the sixth day, she repeated the use of WEN in the morning. She met friends that evening and received several complements on how shiny and healthy her hair looked. Day seven was a repeat of day six. In her final thoughts Emily stated that for her hair type, thin and fine, WEN gives it an extra shine and bounce. She needs to wash her hair every day to maintain the look.

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is a 5-in-1-formula. It is a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and a leave in conditioner. The benefits of WEN include the fact that it does not use harsh sulfates that most shampoos use, so it is much gentler on your hair. It is designed to leave hair stronger, moister and more manageable. The sephora endorsed product uses Glycerin, a humectant for moisturizing. Chamomile extract gives hair a soothing and calming feature. Wild Cherry Bark is for conditioning, Rosemary soothes hair and Panthenol strengthens it and restores resilience

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