Andy Wirth Aims High In His Recovery From A Skydiving Accident

Some people just love the outdoors. They love being outside in all weather enjoying the sunshine as much as possible. One person who wants to be outside is Reno resident and President and Chief Operating Officer of Squaw Valley Andy Wirth. Wirth has been instrumental in helping to transform this part of the world from a sleepy valley to a major skiing destination. He does so because he loves being in the outdoors and enjoying the pleasant climate of this area. Wirth is devoted to helping others enjoy this part of the world all year round as much as he does.

Recovery From An Injury

Last fall, Andy Wirth faced one of the greatest challenges of his entire life.  He landed wrongly, causing him great harm to several body parts including his arm. Since that time, his total aim has been to get back into shape and resume his intense physical activities – http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323846504579073381471958044.

In an effort to further his goals of being as active as possible, he has pushed himself to the limit with many kinds of outdoor activities.

His Determined Attitude

While the fall knocked him out of commission for a time, Andy Wirth remains as optimistic as ever. Despite spending three months in the hospital to recuperate from his injuries, he has again resumed his active schedule of intensive physical activities (visit http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768 to read more).

He hopes again to participate in strenuous activities of all kinds including an Ironman race involving hours of running, biking and swimming. CrowdRise team beleives that Andy Wirth knows it will be tough to regain his form physical strength but he is determined to move past his injuries and be very physically active again.

PopSugar Looks At Weekend Clothing For Women

PopSugar ran their own article on weekend dress for women, and it is especially interesting as the spring and summer approach. A lot of women are not sure how they will get through the weekend because they have been in work clothes all week, but they can look great when they stick to the essentials that PopSugar talks about.

Every woman needs to invest in some denim before she starts dressing for the weekend. Women can wear dressed up denim all year, but the spring and summer is the best time to wear really casual and dressed down denim. It is also important for women to remember that they can pair a nice denim jacket with their ripped jeans from JustFab.

Women also need to get into the dress market by getting some long and short sundresses. The short sundress is great when it is really hot outside, and it can basically function all day no matter what a woman is doing. A woman who is trying to dress up for the weekend can go with JustFab on retailmenot with her long sundress and some nice heels. Dressing down for the weekend is pretty easy when a woman tries on a short sundress and some flats. This is a very cute look that all women will love, and it will make sense in any setting whether she is at the country club or at lunch.

A good t shirt is the last part of this puzzle that all women need to take pretty seriously. Blank t shirts only work so well because they look like tanks. It is better for a woman to have some nice t shirts that have fun prints or marketing on them. These t shirts will work with everything, and they will look like something that came from a fun event. Women want to look like they have been all over the world collecting their clothes, and these nice t shirts offer that image in pretty much every fold. Women who are trying to look great need to consider that they can use everything from a t shirt to a sundress or jeans to look chic.

Bob Reina Gives Them Something to Talk About In 30-Day Free Trials

If you’ve got a business, charity or even yourself to promote and flourish, then you need video marketing done by a company of pros who stand by their record and deliver real results. Talk Fusion has quickly branched out into the global marketplace using only the most powerful marketing tools that give you an edge on the competition. In fact, founder and president of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina, is so convinced you will get hooked on his video marketing products, he’s offering 30-Day Free Trials in nine different languages to more than 140 countries around the world.

The Florida-based Talk Fusion company has had humble beginnings from its humble CEO. Bob Reina was a busy, full-time police officer with a keen marketing interest which he slowly honed into a revolutionary concept. It all began in 2004, when Bob Reina attempted to email a 10-second video to his friends. AOL told him that idea could not work, but Mr. Reina stubbornly felt it could be done, so he enlisted the assistance of a brilliant IT pal, and together both gentlemen refined the idea of putting videos into emails. From that point on, this scrappy CEO has never looked back.

Talk Fusion’s 30-Day Free Trials are amazing for several reasons. First, this is a great chance to try out the system risk-free with one of the largest online video content providers in the world. In addition, Free Trial Users will gain full access to all these products, Video Email; Video Newsletters; Live Meetings; Sign-up Forms and the 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award-Winning Video Chat.

Mr. Reina explained the incredible benefits of Talk Fusion’s 30-Day Free Trials in a recent press release:

“There is absolutely no comparison in the world to the value that we bring,” he explained. “We wanted to put Talk Fusion’s products into as many hands across the world as fast as we could because we know that when people try our video marketing products, they want to buy them.”

Mr. Reina believes in effecting positive global change by giving back to numerous communities and animal charities.

Shaygan Kheradpir has Coriant’s Success Formula

Coriant is a global telecommunications company that was established in the year 2013. Before it became an independent company, Coriant was the transmission technology department of Siemens until Marlin Equity Partners acquired it. The company’s headquarters are in Munich, Naperville, Germany and the USA. Coriant is involved in selling optical transmission hardware and software required for voice, data and mobile networks. Some of these products include the Intelligent Network Management Systems, Packet Optical Transport Solutions, Optical Planning Solutions, Cross-Connect/TDM Solutions, Edge Routing Solutions, Optical LAN and Broadband Access. All of these products are used in optical multiplexing fiber optic cables, electrical cross-connection of optical paths and multi-service provisioning software used in network management and network planning.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Shaygan Kheradpir is a notable business and technology executive. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Shaygan Kheradpir has had an outstanding career. He started off working as a network manager and controller at GTE Laboratories in 1987. He was later promoted to Chief Information Officer. In the year 2000, while he was still the Chief Information Officer, GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications. Kheradpir was then appointed the president of the company’s e-business division. He, however, didn’t hold the position for long as he was quickly appointed to be the organization’s first Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure, Shaygan Kheradpir reduced the company’s IT staff by 20%, reduced purchases made from technology vendors by 30% and reduced the company’s information technology budget by 2%. In 2011, he moved to Barclays Bank where he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail and Business Bank. Two years later he was promoted to Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He became the organization’s first technology executive to sit on the executive team of the bank. He, however, didn’t enjoy this position for long as he was appointed CEO of Juniper Networks within a few months. He later moved to Marlin Equity Partners which established Coriant and hence appointed the company’s CEO. Kheradpir also served on the board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2010 to 2013. He also served on the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater New York between 2007 and 2010.

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Michael Zomber; The Collector of Arms

Michael Zomber is known for collecting weaponry that was used by the previous generations. In this way, he is a historian and his endeavors in the collection these arms is a way of preserving the history of the people who used them. He shared some of the different types of guns he has collected with the American History Channel in Tales of a gun series. Some of the guns include are Guns of the Orient and Automatic Pistols. Mr. Zomber also possesses a lot of knowledge on the popular Japanese Samurai swords. Michael has been involved in many interviews where he talks about his collections, his publications and the films he has been involved in creating.

As a filmmaker, he has written more than a dozen screenplays. Being an author he has written a couple of historical novels. The novels include; Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A child of the Civil War, Shogun lemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. These books are available in print and also online you can get them on Amazon. He produced the popular documentary Soul of the Samurai with his wife, Andrea. Michael Zomber, being a historian knows the atrocities that were brought about by these weapons in the past. He advocates for peace and love globally and supports NGO’s that foster peace like Amnesty International, Global Exchange and Doctors without Borders.

Mr. Zomber was born in Washington D.C He has a degree in English Literature and Psychology and also a masters degree in English literature from UCLA. He is married to his wife, Andrea and together they have two children Christopher and Gabriella. Michael supports various philanthropic organizations including Antiwar.com and the Randolph Bourne Institute. These organizations advocate for free speech for anti-war movements as the local media houses may not be as efficient in promotion of peace.

The unifying factor with RBI is that people of all the political affiliations, be it leftist, right or libertarian can all come together. He also supports Disabled American Veterans. This ensures that the military men and veterans who sacrificed for the country in war do not suffer in poverty. Michael also supports the efforts of The Smiley Train. This organization provides free cleft surgery and related treatment for children would not have had it done due to financial strain. The treatments enable these kids to do things that they would never have done if they remained with their conditions.  Check out his production company’s website to see more of what Michael has done, and continues to accomplish.

3D Shopping with Slyce and Shoe Carnival

The visual product platform Slyce inc. has officially announced that it has launched visual search technology with the leading USA accessories and footwear retailers Shoe Carnival.

The fully automated 3D visual search technology allows people shopping on shoecarnival.com to take a photo of any shoe, either from alternative sources such as the news paper or the real world. Once the picture is added in no time the viewer is presented with the closest matching products. Kent Zimmerman,the VP of eCommerce for Shoe Carnival, stated “We’re very excited to be launching mobile visual search functionality with Slyce. Mobile is a big part of our multi-channel strategy, and we’re always looking for ways to stay ahead of the innovation curve and provide our customers with the most convenient shopping experience”. This software is sur e Shoe Carnival is the leading USA show retailer and for good reason. They offers assorted prices for athlete and casual footwear for men, women and children and has over 400 stores across 34 states and Puerto Rico.

Slyce, bases in Toronto, ON, brings amazing visual search technologies and is now focused on enabling a powerful sales channel for major retailers and their consumers. Customers can engage with retailers by simply taking a photo of their desired product with their mobile device and initiating the visual search service’s. The software will then find that exact product and similar ones like it to choose from. Slcye’s technology is used by big retailer brands such as Home Depot, JCpennys and Urban Outfitters.

Slyces business model has different revenue streams arising from its visual search platform customer apps. They include program promotion’s, fee’s of software licensing, purchase transaction and integration. Slyce CEO Mark Elfenbein said, “This deployment by Slyce with Shoe Carnival represents another impressive milestone for our Company as it is one of the very first, large-scale, fully automated visual search deployments in the marketplace. Requiring only a single snap — i.e. no need for additional data to be input by the user — and with rapid response times, it offers an exceptionally easy and intuitive experience for users.”

Slyce has once again pushed the envelope for visual search platform and what lies beyond seems nothing short of promising.

The Experiment With Wen Products

When Emily McClure from The Bustle did her own experiment with WEN hair products by Chaz Dean, she was surprised by the results. McClure has fine hair, so she is very leery of conditioners. The experiment was for seven days, and the results varied throughout that week. At first, McClure was surprised by the fact that her hair felt more thick and it looked more shiny after she first use the WEN hair product.

Over the course of the 7 days, McClure’s hair went through different stages. Some days it was shiny and thick looking, and other days it was greasy. Some of McClure family members and friends commented on the fact that her hair looked great. That gave her a lot of confidence. In the end, McClure does believe that she will keep Wen products in her shower, even though she does not believe she will use them every day. McClure will use these products when she wants her hair to look shiny and thick.

WEN Hair is a conditioning shampoo that was created by Chaz Dean. Dean first started working in photography and later he went on to have an interest in cosmetology and hair.

Dean did not like that many haircare products stripped hair of its natural oils, so he decided that he was going to make a shampoo that also conditioned hair. Basically Wen hair products do all the work of a shampoo and conditioner, and they leave hair looking bouncy, shiny, and beautiful. Chaz Dean has made a professional career of selling Wen products on sephora stores and many women and men all around the world use Wen products regularly because of the wonderful benefits that it gives to their hair.

 

Investment Banking Involves More Than Just Opening Checking Accounts

The banking industry has various types of banking institutions. While most people are familiar with the traditional local banks where people do daily banking activities such as opening checking accounts, there are other types of banking institutions. One of the banking types that people may not be aware of but tend to hear about all the time is investment banking, which is also called corporate banking.

As one of its commonly used names suggest, corporate banking is known for establishing and maintaining banking relationships with corporations. Whether large or small, corporations tend to work with investment banks because the structure and functions of investment banks is more suited to handling corporate clients.

The investment banking structure consists of three primary areas. These areas are asset management, sales and training, and investment banking division. The three areas have some cross over but the areas are structured differently. Each area provides a unique range of banking services.

Any investment bank can use the various areas that comprise the investment banking structure. However, usually only large investment banks manage more than one investment banking area at one time.

Smaller investment banks usually focus on one investment banking area because the banks lack the financial and human resources needed to handle multiple investment banking areas. As a result, smaller investment banks generally focus on one particular investment banking area. The area that many smaller investment banks focus on is investment banking division.

Investment bankers are one of the key resources in any investment bank. A good investment banker can make an investment bank highly successful. The combination of talents and skills needed to become an investment banker make it hard for people to master the position. However, there are numerous successful investment bankers in the investment banking arena.

Martin Lustgarten is currently one of the most successful investment bankers. He is the founder and CEO of his own investment firm Lustgarten Martin. He has acquired a quality list of clients over the years, which includes both large and small corporations along with various individuals.

He provides his clients with a variety of investment banking services, but he also provides a risk taking approach to his services that gives his clients a unique blend of banking options.

Wen by Chaz Revitalizes Fine Hair

Bustle took on a serious challenge in testing the extremely positive claims for the cleansing conditioner made by WEN by Chaz. It featured an article by one of its editors detailing how Wen by Chaz worked wonders on her fine, thin locks after just seven days of exclusive use. She documented her results with before and after pictures on facebook, which show readers just what an incredible change the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner had on her mane. After just one week of using Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner as her go to shampoo and conditioner, the author proclaimed that she would turn to Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner for any time that she wanted to take her hair to the next level of shine and volume.

Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner has been featured on many websites like Sephora, infomercials and has even been the subject of over the top positive reviews on guthy-renker.com by celebrities, such as Angie Harmon and Brooke Shields. Countless women have also left over the moon testimonials about how fabulous their hair turned out after using the Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner.

Besides making hair look shinier and much fuller than how it appears after using average shampoos on the market, Wen hair cleansing conditioner leaves hair healthier after each use. This is a very unique quality for a cleansing conditioner in the hair care market, as most hair care products leave hair more processed and weighed down than before they were used. Wen by Chaz cleansing conditioner uses a sulfate free formula, which keeps hair from being damaged with each use.
 

James Dondero and Highland Capital Management Are Making New Purchases

Octa Finance, along with other news outlets, are taking an interest in Highland Capital Management’s third quarter from 2015. The firm made some major changes over the course of the quarter and these changes were revealed in their 13F, which was filed at the beginning of February. Octa Finance did an analysis of the firm’s various moves. One of the major changes that occurred during the quarter was to Highland Capital’s equity exposure. Their equity exposure makes up roughly 22 percent of the firm’s assets and it dropped in value by 1.49 billion dollars over the course of the third quarter.

The article then went on to explain that the firm had made 69 new purchases in total. The biggest new buys that the firm made were in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr, which now represents 1.96 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Amazon Com Inc, which now represents .68 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Intra Cellular Therapies Inc, which now represents .46 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Danaher Corp Del, which now represents .50 percent of the firm’s portfolio; and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, which represents .52 percent of Highland Capital Management’s portfolio.

James Dondero co-founded this firm in 1993. He decided to create a unique firm that specializes in specific areas that draw niche clients from all over the world. Dondero has done this by concentrating on providing 2 specific services. The first service connects retail and institutional investors from around the world to credit based solutions. The second service the Dondero help Highland Capital Management to specialize in is the creation of a market for collateralized loan obligation.

James has also managed to grow the firm to have other services on offer too. Highland Capital Management also offers services for emerging markets, real estate solutions, health care investments, distressed and special situation opportunities, high yield credit, structured products and short and long term equity. Jim was able to create this large of a firm because of his vast experience. He has worked as an analyst, a chief investment officer, a corporate bond analyst and a portfolio manager. He understands investments from the inside out due to decades of experience in these various positions with different companies.

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