Andy Wirth King of the Mountain

It was a wonderful California beach day as I was driving up the Pacific Coast Highway. I was listening to KCRW and Press Play the Madeleine Brand Show. Her guest was Andy Wirth, the CEO and head honcho at Squaw Valley.

Andy Wirth is a guy living 25 hours a day, committed to his job on the mountain and the community that lives and works there, and besides skiing doing all the right exercise stuff to stay in shape with the possible exception of jumping out of light airplanes with a parachute on his back.

He lost an arm in a skydiving accident and nearly bled out before he was rushed to hospital where the arm was successfully reattached. Wirth is the kind of guy you want on your team in times when tough decisions need to be made and made rapidly. Brand talked to him about a newer threat to the ski industry, the drought.

Andy Wirth manned up and answered, showing more meteorologic knowledge than would be expected of someone in his position as manager of a ski resort. He talked about the “ridiculously resilient ridge” sounding like a man who has come to grips with the realities of the modern world.

Wirth does come from a family dedicated to the natural resources and Wirth himself was a backwoods ranger and knows all the right stuff that needs to be done in a fire emergency.

Being a skier myself, issues about this drought and how Wirth will cope with the situation are important. He is reassuring and seems to have the future for skiers planned out. When asked about bad snow levels he reassured us that if there were 4,000 acres of skiing instead of 6,000 acres; there would still be great skiing, just a little less of it.

His snowmaking and snowcat guys know what to do with the equipment, and you can bet that they are skiers, too, and want to finish their work day with a blast downhill and maybe shred a mogul or two. Any trip to Squaw Valley for skiing is a day well spent.

You are out on skis in nature and its a magical experience especially at night when the winds lay down, and the moon breaks through the clouds or when the snow is falling and is illuminated by the giant beam lights on the ski slopes making night skiing magical. Read more: www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth

Andy Wirth is a great guy with a tough and important job, and the fact that he keeps making people happy is a testament to his mental agility and smarts. Keep up the good work but please stay away from skydiving.

Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation

FreedomPop Is The Cell Phone Service Provider For Everyone In My Home

After I got up one day and had an emergency that required me to call my husband, that’s the same day that I decided I was going to switch cell phone carriers. The previous carrier that I had was limiting my cell phone usage, and I didn’t realize that when I called customer service, it was calculating those minutes used as a part of my plan. I couldn’t even call my husband on my own phone when it was a serious emergency, and I was fed up, so I decided to choose another carrier. I chose FreedomPop for several reasons, but I have to say that their low prices really stood out to me.

FreedomPop is only charging me $19.99 every month for my cell phone service, and my phone calls are unlimited. I also get unlimited text messages and can use all the data I want. Even though some people are crazy over 4G LTE data, I can go the whole month and not use my entire 1 GB of 4G LTE data, so I’m very happy with the service. Even though I’ve never had another emergency like the one I had previously that made me choose to switch phone carriers, I’m glad to know that I’ll always be able to make a phone call when I need to.

I do have a lot of applications downloaded on my phone, but I use Wi-Fi service when I’m not traveling on the road, so keeping under my 1 GB of 4G LTE data is easy for me. I stay in the home a lot, and with Wi-Fi service in my home, I only use Wi-Fi on my phone and then use my data when I’m traveling. Whenever I use my phone, I don’t have to worry about the calls being dropped, and that is something that I experienced a lot with the previous company.

My text messages go through just fine, and I can even add pictures to my messages too. I can’t say enough about what FreedomPop has done for me, and I even purchased the same plan for the other members in my home. My two kids have Android phones that they use with FreedomPop while my husband has an iPhone that he uses with FreedomPop. Paying only $80 per month for four separate phone lines is something I never thought would be possible, but FreedomPop made it possible, and I love them for it.

Check out this review of FreedomPop
Reference Link: http://www.savingfreak.com/freedompop-review/

Manse on Marsh: One of The Best Assisted Living Facilities

If you are in the United State and you are looking for an assisted living facility for your retirement purposes, there are so many facilities to choose from. However, the reality is that there are not many homes that offer services such as those offered at Manse on Marsh. The Manse on Marsh is a facility which has been recognized for being one of the very best in the United States. They have even received an award for being the best retirement home before.

At the Manse on Marsh, there is a wide range of facilities which you can take advantage of. They give you an experience that resembles living at home away from home. In fact, most residents compare the experience to that of living in a hotel. Their help you maintain an independent and private lifestyle if you do not need much assistance. The choices you have for accommodation include cottages, one-bedroom housing units as well as studios and adjacent homes.

Apart from the independent living experience, there is also assisted living. This is on top of the standard service which they offer residents who can live independently. The facility offers little or more assistance as required by the resident. To help those who rely mainly on assistance to perform daily tasks such as walking, drinking, eating and even dressing, The Manse on Marsh has experts such as medical technicians who administer medication and help in any way possible according to Caring.com’s review of the facility.

If you want to stay at the Manse on Marsh and you have a pet, the caregivers will also help you take care of it. They will also run your errands and do simple tasks such as removal of trash and making your bed. Every resident who gets assisted living care gets a pendant which they can use to request for assistance from the caregivers. For those who need respite care, they are assisted. These include those who need rehabilitative care and are on medication.

When you make the decision to start life after retirement, choose wisely. Check the Manse on Marsh website and check out their plans today!

Frustrated Blogger With Fine Frizzy Mane Finally Reaches for WEN No-Lather Poo

Your hair is everything, at least for the majority of women. When your crowning glory looks gorgeous, then you feel gorgeous, and everything is alright with the world.

When your hair lacks shine, body and movement, you waste time trying to deal with it. You probably believe that the bigger the lather shampoo, the better, but that thinking is wrong.

Famous west coast stylist Chaz Dean has always lived an holistic lifestyle, and that’s why he knew that the products on store shelves were full of nasty sulfates and other damaging chemicals responsible for creating a major lather. So, he created Wen hair by Chaz that leaves out the detergents and uses natural botanical instead. His special cleansing conditioners nourish strands from root to end, offering shine, body and strength.

Bustle blogger Emily McClure decided to test out WEN for seven days to transform her fine, frizzy locks.

Emily kept a hair log with selfies to show readers the results [See, http://www.wen.com/before-after.html].

For her medium-length hair, Emily is supposed to use 16-24 pumps of WEN product, because it is a different, no-lather formula than store shampoos.

Emily balked at the “too excessive” amount and only used enough product for a short-haired woman. So, we’re not sure how this is a totally honest review, but Emily did report that each time she used WEN in the shower, her hair swelled in volume.

Emily’s selfies show beautiful, full, shiny hair, and her friends complimented Emily on her new mane.

Emily concluded that for optimum WEN results, you must follow a morning WEN wash and always blow-dry and style your hair. Then, you will get that A-list kind of hair. Visit totalbeauty.com for more info on Wen hair products.

JustFab: Paving the Way

JustFab, the online subscription-based boutique continues to make headlines! The most recent coverage came from the Las Angeles Times in an article at http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-justfab-subscription-20160629-snap-story.html that covered several exciting pieces of information including the possibility of an IPO and even a name change for the fashion empire. Adam Goldenberg, the co-founder of JustFab, was quoted confirming the possibility of an IPO in the future, but “declined to comment on the timing” of such a big and exciting step for this type of subscription based company. JustFab is said to be laying the groundwork for becoming a publicly traded company, and this was further solidified by the company’s predicted revenue increase totaling $650 million in 2016. JustFab hit a few bumps along the way to greatness, but have since become trailblazers in the subscription based start-up industry. JustFab has recently launched a new active wear line Fabletics, and the line is inspired and designed by Kate Hudson. The new activewear line includes yoga pants, sports bras, and even everyday wear such as rompers and sweatshirt dresses. The new JustFab product lines are paving the way to success for the JustFab empire, and we cannot wait to see what they come up with next!

A quick run down on JustFab, for those of you who have not heard of this amazing company, is an online shopping boutique offering shoppers an exclusive membership to shop the season’s hottest trends at unheard of prices. Once a member, shoppers have access to all of JustFab’s services including Fabletics, JustFab’s clothing line for children, and even a personal stylist. Yes, a personal stylist will help you during your shopping journey to wardrobe greatness! A simple online questionnaire ensures that your personal stylist and member account stay up to date with all of your fashion preferences. Go to JustFab.com to check out everything they have to offer, and shop the latest trends with a click of your computer mouse!

Additional Reports by Securus on Global Tel Link Integrity Breaches

Being a leading provider of both criminal justice and civil technology solutions, Securus Technologies has taken a step to highlight all integrity breaches and wrongdoings in the operations of GTL. Global Tel Link focuses on the provision of inmate telephone services as well as payment systems. Recently a report was released by PR Newswire to ensure that the public is protected against breaches. This was first investigated, corrected and monitored by Securus before the multiple results were released. Securus Technologies focuses on law enforcement as well as offering corrections to the entire society and inmates above the integrity bar.

Faults Found on GTL Actions

These faults were realized when GTL was given opportunity to serve Louisiana Department of Corrections. Here they were to provide to thousands of inmates with outbound telecom services. However, as the services were being offered, some actions raised attention and these were as follows. It was noted that he GTL clocks were advanced so that each call was added for a duration ranging from 15 to 36 seconds. Additionally, the telephone rates were higher than the amount permitted by the tariff and this therefore resulted to double billing which is an unauthorized action. It is evident that Louisiana taxpayers ended up being overcharged by the services provided by Global Tel Link. Furthermore, these unlawful practices were being administered deliberately with a clear intention to make the taxpayer pay much.

Amazing Industry

Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas and serves over 3450 corrections, public safety and law enforcement agencies across North America, see BBB.org. This clearly indicates that a large number of inmates are provided with these quality services. This firm is dedicated to serve different people as well as connect them by providing incident management, biometric analysis, public information and inmate self-service as well as monitor all services and products to ensure that each client is safe.

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-reviews-challenge-to-constitutionality-of-inter-partes-review-ipr-process-300264595.html

The Leading Social App

One of the fastest growing apps out there is an app known as Skout which is dedicated to helping people who come from all around the world meet other people through this one app. Skout is a mobile and computer-based platform that has already attracted hundreds of millions of users who come from around the world. Whether the reason to use this app is for a romantic purpose, to find someone from a different culture, or to find someone to expand the social circle, Skout is the best option that will connect different people with different background. This has become one of the fastest growing apps to use among today’s generation.

One of the most popular uses of Skout is to expand the social circle. One of the best places to test this app is within college towns especially as college students will soon think about returning back to their university. In recent news, Skout tested the success of the app with the help of data collection that came from students who ranged in ages from ages 18-24. With this data provided, the creators of Skout were able to uncover the friendliest college towns in the United States. Below is a list of the top ten friendliest college towns that were all discovered by Skout.

1. Madison, Wisconsin
2. Los Angeles, California
3. New York City
4. Ann Arbor, Michigan
5. Chicago, Illinois
6. San Francisco, California
7. Boulder, California
8. Phoenix, Arizona
9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10. Dallas, Texas

The data that was found was specifically tailored to discover what colleges would have the friendliest people in the country. The data was from a survey that was conducted across the country that consisted of over 2,500 participants. This data is now offered to the public to help students who are now deciding to take that big step and go to college. Skout felt obligated to conduct this study in order to help millions of high school seniors make a decision for a choice of college even when the choice can be so tough. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-reveals-the-top-10-friendliest-college-towns-in-america-300141309.html

Skout has been named to be the leading global app in meeting new people from around the world. With a global platform that is being used in over 180 different countries, Skout has been responsible for connecting millions of individuals with the total language count of 14 different languages. Though this app was discovered only nine years ago, the creators of Skout have already demonstrated their ambition with acquiring many other apps that all have the same agenda to improve the social circle of any user. Skout not only guarantees an enjoyable experience with the app, but also a safe experience that will never inflict any harm.

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Learn more:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/skout/9wzdncrdc637

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-portia_b_7168318.html

The Wide World of Dick DeVoss

Dick DeVos is the son of the innovative entrepreneur that founded AmWay. The younger DeVos is a man of significant accomplishments in his own right.

Dick DeVos is ranked as the 67th wealthiest person in the United States, according to Forbes magazine. He has an estimated net work of about $5.1 billion.

From 1993 to 2002, Dick DeVos did serve as the chief executive officer of AmWay. In 2006, he ran in the Democratic primary for Governor of Michigan, losing to the woman who ultimately would be elected to that office.

In the early 1990s, Devos’ family purchased the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic. He became president of the franchise at the time his family took control.

DeVos is a principal of the Windquest Group, which is an enterprise perhaps best defined as a social business. The company is defined as being dedicated to environmentally sustainable and economically responsible endeavors. One of its major achievements is what is known as The Green Machine. The Green Machine converts wasted heat that occurs during manufacturing processes into electricity. DeVoss currently services as the President of this enterprise.

In addition to his business interests and accomplishments, DeVos is an active philanthropist. He is the President of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation is deeply active in supporting efforts in a number of different arenas that include artistic, religious, educational and civic programs, projects, activities and organizations.

DeVos, through his foundation, has been particularly active in the arts, including a major endowment to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. of over $22 million. He has been active on the boards of a number of different arts agencies and organizations in the United States.

DeVoss is the author of the book Rediscovering American Values, a text about solving problems through taking personal responsibility. The forward to the book was written by former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. He is a recipient of the Spectrum Health Foundation.

Other projects and organizations in which DeVoss is involved include his service as the Co-Chairman of Grand Action Committee. He is on the Board of Trustees of Thunderbird School of Global Management and serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce. He is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter school. He is a member of the boards of Health Care Foundation and Spectrum Health System.

Professional Networking Community Honors Brian Bonar With Executive Award

Brian Bonar, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Dalrada Financial, has earned the very prestigious Who’s Who executive of the year of award from Cambridge. This award for executives is given to four candidates each year, consisting of two men and two woman that are all in separate professional fields. Many consider a place on the list an award in itself, base on the very small selection of winners and qualifying criteria.
The committee at Cambridge that chooses the candidates for the award have to consider many different aspects before choosing. Each executives talents are measured with things such as their academic history, career accomplishments, and leadership capabilities, all of which much be impressive.

When it comes to the industries of finance and professional management, Brian Bonar has decades worth of expertise working as an executive. He has spent more than half of his career alone at Dalrada Financial as its CEO, and on top of this, he plays roles working in other businesses as well. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Smart-Tek, President of Allegiant Business, and Chairman at Trucept to name a few.

Dalrada Financial Corporation works mostly as a marketing intermediary for many companies and provides clients with a host of different services for increasing business efficiency. By working with clients and allowing them to stay focused on other business factors, they can increase the productivity of their business, all while Dalrada manages the finances, risk insurance, and liabilities for employees.  Read more: Brian Bonar | Whitepages and Brian Bonar Receives Professional Networking Community’s Highest Honor

Many clients and small businesses out there can not afford Human Resource departments. Brian and other associated companies work with clients that need to outsource this expertise in order to benefit.

Winning the Who’s Who award is no small feet, but Brian doesn’t fall short in any area, including his background in academics. He earned a degree from the James Watt Technical College in engineering. He attended the University of Stafford to earn his masters degree, and presently he holds a Ph.D and is an affiliate for the American Finance Association.  Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://www.modernluxury.com/riviera-san-diego/story/the-new-frontier

Brian’s background in the industry is extensive, which is to be expected after more than 3 decades. He started off working for IBM as a procurement manager and spent 17 years at the company. After moving on to QMS serving as the company’s Director of Engineering, Brian went on to start his very own business called Bezier Systems, which manufactured and supplied laser printers. The motivation behind Bezier was Brian’s idea for an SCSI printer that he planned to be the first to offer.

It’s clear to see that Brian Bonar has a strong resume relating to his academic background and experience within the finance and management industry sectors. But he plays part in productive community project as well.

Technological Veteran Shaygan Kheradpir Plans To Help Coriant Reach New Success

Founded after separating from former Nokia Siemens Network, Coriant is a comparatively new company that was created in 2013. Coriant hasn’t been around very long but the company has already managed to position itself at the peak of technological innovation within the industry, providing the top network solutions for its clients. For several years now, Coriant has provided optical transmissions to individuals and companies in dozens of countries the world over. With working business relations at some of the top international communication providers as well as governments, utility firms, and mobile service providers. As it stands, Coriant is a top provider of visual transmission for voice, data, and cloud networks.

Shaygan Kheradpir of Coriant, recently appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, has considerable experience and the potential to take Coriant to the next level. With nearly 3 decades of experience within the business, Kheradpir has an impressive amount of knowledge and expertise within the markets relating to technology and business. He studied and worked hard to earn his doctorate in engineering from Cornell University.

Starting off his career successfully in 1997. Kheradpir was focused on telecom working with GTE laboratories. Obviously his potential was noticed quickly, because it wasn’t long before he was taking care of management and network routing as the companies CIO. When GTE transitioned into Verizon in 2000, Shaygan was appointed as the company’s business president of electronics and was in charge of overseeing a team created for modernization, efficiency, and innovation of new systems.

Shaygan went on to join Barclays bank after a very long running position as a Verizon executive in 2011. Before being appointed at Coriant, this is where Shaygan gained experience developing software for mobile device payment as an executive for the company’s board. With the impressive amount of experience and knowledge possessed by Shaygan Kheradpir over his career and during his time as an executive at many companies, it’s not surprising to see Coriant looking to Shaygan to help them reach even greater levels of success. More information on Coriant and its talented new CEO can be found here.