Excellent Lake Tahoe Vacation Resorts For Skiers

Skiing in Lake Tahoe has become well known throughout the world for it’s superior skiing. It’s quite easy to get to the area, and there are many great places to stay in the region. In fact, some of the best resorts offer lodging right at the ski mountain itself. It is even possible to ski in and out of some hotels that are located in the area. The snowfall of the region also tends towards being of great quality. The region’s snow has a tendency to be powdery. The days in the Lake Tahoe area are often sunny, during the winter season. This leads to lots and lots of perfect ski days. Additionally, there is typically little to no ice on the slopes. If you live near Sacramento, it’s a relatively short distance to get to the Lake Tahoe area.

Squaw Valley is one ski resort that offers great options for lodging right at the mountain itself. In addition to great options for lodging, there also is a lot to do in the village at Squaw Valley. For instance, there are excellent places to go out to eat, have a drink, go to the spa, and even swim at a pool. The trails of Squaw Valley are excellent, and there are options for beginners and expert skiers alike. If you prefer off trail skiing, you can certainly do quite a lot of that at Squaw Valley. There are many options for skiing in the woods, as well as in the treeless areas of the mountain.

The mountain also is located very close to Alpine Meadows. This mountain also has a lot of excellent trails and off trail skiing to offer. While the resort is a bit smaller than Squaw Valley as far as the elevation of the summit and their vertical drop, the mountain is still quite large. There also is an excellent backside to the mountain, and this area is very easily accessible to skiers at the resort. There also are great options for lodging at Alpine Meadows.

In the future, it is likely that the skiing at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley will be improved dramatically. It will be easier to enjoy both resorts, due to the gondola that is being proposed to connect them. This gondola will run very quickly, and it is going to be exceptionally convenient to use. With this, visitors can be expected to have access to a ski mountain of unprecedented scale.

Thor Halvorssen, A Thorn In The Side Of Kingmakers

Though only 39 years old, and thus relatively young, Thor Halvorssen has made quite a name for himself and carved out a notable niche for himself in the modern political landscape. Some may have seen him on CNN or Fox News in interviews or read of his activism in a one off article, but who, exactly, is Thor Halvorssen?

Thor Leonardo Halvorssen is a political activist and founder of the Human Rights Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to the promulgation and protection of fundamental human rights the world over. The Human Rights Foundation has been internationally renowned for it’s laudable work in protecting the rights of freedom loving peoples the world over, so much so that it’s annual Oslo Freedom Forum has become a marquee yearly event for all dedicated human right’s activists.

Mr. Mendoza’s greatest passion, as one might have guessed from the name of his renowned foundation, is the adamant defense of individual’s living underneath the boot heel of fascist or tyrannical regimes anywhere in the world. It should also be noted that Thor Halvorssen’s motivations against authoritarianism (whether it be from the political left or the political right) are not purely academic. For instance, Thor Halvorssen’s father, during a risky investigation into the Colombian Medellin Drug Cartel, was arrested on trumped up charges of money laundering and banking fraud. Whilst imprisoned he was tortured and was nearly murdered – Thor Halvorssen lead the campaign for his father’s release which, against all odds, eventually succeeded. After this turning point Mr. Halvorssen was appointed leader of the Pan American Committee of the International Society for Human Rights.

Source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority Has Failed To Make Payments On Loans From Devco And The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Information About Devco:

Devco is a company that specializes in the development of urban real estate. While it is a private company, it’s actually a non-profit organization. This sets them apart from many other organizations that work in real estate development. They have been responsible for the management of more than a billion dollars of real estate investments within the city the company is from, New Brunswick, New Jersey. There have been a very large number of different projects that the company has worked on, and they will continue to create new projects in the future.

Recap Of A Recent Press Of Atlantic City Article:

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority missed a sizable loan payment. In fact, they loaned 20 million dollars from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Unfortunately, this is far from the first time that The Middlesex County Authority has dropped the ball on borrowed money. Previously, the money that the company failed to pay back was loaned by Devco. Unfortunately, Devco still hasn’t received the money. Also, the same man is behind the source of both of these loans. Christopher Paladino, a lawyer, is in charge of both organizations. Luckily, the most recent loan that The Middlesex County Authority borrowed will ultimately paid back. It simply will not be paid back according to the initial schedule.

Both of these loans have ended up being used for causes that ended up having concrete benefits. Therefore, despite the financial issues, Christopher Paladino does feel that the projects have been a positive thing for the community. The hotel that was constructed with the large, 20 million dollar loan employs a large number of people. It also brings in tourism, which brings revenue to the area. Furthermore, the region of the city that the hotel is located in has been revitalized by it’s construction. Also, the hotel itself pays real estate taxes, and this brings a sizable amount of money into the local economy.

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The Advantages of Shopping Fabletics

Some people are all about the spotlight and, to be honest, everybody is quite alright with it! Kate Hudson regularly enjoys giving interviews–especially when she can express her important life views and opinions. In an interview conducted and covered by Elle Magazine, Hudson gave all the details pertaining to her workout life and how it has contributed to her success as the face of Fabletics.

For those of you who may not know, Fabletics is a clothing line that sells athletic wear and athleisure wear. The line’s ability to transform women from gym ready to nightlife fabulous in less than seconds contributes to its success, appreciation, and general admiration from the public. Clothes for each season are available through Fabletics, and Hudson steadily remains as the face to a name, all while offering her undying support for the line’s message.

A brief moment was taken during the interview for Hudson to snack on her popcorn (which she asked permission to do, by the way), but when the fun continued, plenty of information was provided. After a chuckle, Hudson explained that she maintains her body through rigorous exercise, including pilates, yoga, and jogging. Though she admits her trainer sometimes needs to get her motivated, Hudson very much appreciates the act of exercising and the feelings it provides her with. While that is all well in fine, the interview really got interesting when the actress was asked about dieting myths.

Read more: Talking About That Athleisure Life With the Very Cool, Very Lost Kate Hudson

“I actually really believe in cleansing, but I don’t believe in long cleansing, over 10 days is just too much,” said Hudson. She continued with stating that dieting and exercise are hard enough without any added pressure, and that people need time to figure out their goals and how to accomplish them. Thank you for the insight, Kate, but what about the launch of Fabletics? Basically, what started the brand?

Without a doubt, Fabletics was established as a means to motivate women of all sizes, backgrounds, and determinations. Patterns, like tribal prints and snakeskin, punctuate pieces, and supportive cross-back tops guarantee the freedom of movement all while looking trendy. The idea behind the project was to motivate women to get active without having them feel frumpy or broke after spending traditional prices for quality workout gear. Well, Hudson refused to make exercising too expensive, and influenced a line that will not soon be forgotten. References: http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/fabletics-to-make-big-push-into-retail-10181356/

Stephen P. Murray Continues To Inspire Me

In our world today, it can be hard for people to find role models to emulate in life. This is one of many reasons why I remember the late Stephen Murray so very fondly. He serves as someone who showed us all what it was possible to achieve both in life and in the world of banking.

Over the course of our long time spent together, I learned to rely on his advice and his counsel as we worked together in the world of finance. He showed what it was to be a leader in the field and a leader of men as well.

From The First

From the first, Stephen Murray was there for me. Like me, he grew up the suburbs of New York City and used every opportunity to help learn as much as possible about the world that awaited us as we grew up. This was the city that Murray loved in his lifetime.

New York is the center of finance and he embraced that role with a love. All of those at the firm appreciated how wanted to help push the city to ever greater heights and continue to help it stay on top on the world of finance.

The Founding Of A Capital Firm

Founding a capital management firm was his aim from the very start. At Chemical Bank, he was able to begin a career that would grow to include this aim and help bring people like myself along for the ride.

I was able to work closely with him and learn how to use my talents for the best. This is where I learned that I could be effective and helpful in the world of finance.

I learned that Murray had much to teach me about how to manage capital effectively and create an impressive, world class firm.

CCPM Capital

Under his supervision, those of us who worked at CCPM Capital with him learned how best to help our clients and help provide them with advice that they could use.

Stephen Murray CCPM Capital quickly grew into a world class institution that was one of the world’s most admired when he was at the head of the firm.

During his tenure, like some many others, I learned from the master how best to help provide world class assistance for our clients in the United States and many important overseas markets at the same time.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity

Give your Hair a Magical Touch with Wen by Chaz

Almost everyone has seen the promos for WEN by Chaz Dean at one point in their lives. The infomercials where gorgeous women are shaking their hair and swearing that indeed the cleansing conditioner is magic inside a bottle. As a hair care fanatic, I needed to affirm if this product was indeed capable of doing wonders as advertised. To separate facts and fiction I decided to apply WEN Cleansing Conditioner and see if it had the ability to transform my thin hair into the luscious strands displayed on TV.
Just in case you haven’t yet heard of WEN cleansing conditioners, the products are basically an all-in-one shampoo, styling treatment, and conditioner. According to the TotalBeauty’s website, these products are able to work wonders for any type of hair based on the formulation that one tries. I went for the Fig version as it was promising to provide moisture, shine, and bounce to my hair.

Despite the few rumors from Facebook that some negative side effects were likely to occur from using this product, I was still ready to take the chances.
My thoughts

Though it made my hair to appear awesome, my strands tended to become oily whenever I skipped a day between washes. However, I will still reach for the conditioner any day I want some shine on my hair.
The above was originally reported on Bustle: http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened

Wen by Chaz

Wen by Chaz is a revolutionary cleansing conditioner. The 5-in-1 formula brings together the benefits of a conditioner, shampoo and other treatments. This revolutionary way to hydrate and cleanse the hair has made the product win over clients with all kinds of hair.

FAQ page: http://www.wen.com/faq.html

 

Changing the Perception of Compliance Officers: Helane Morrison

As the business world becomes global, the need for compliance officers is growing. The field has been growing need because of the new regulations, international, federal, and state, that are causing businesses to need compliance officers and their assistance to ensure that they are staying in compliance with the newest of laws and regulations. This career path is one of the most rapidly growing ones with the most opportunities. Some of the universities now have formal degree programs to help with

Compliance is more than just punishing; it is about making the companies follows rules and regulations that are necessary to keep them in compliance with new laws. Compliance officers keep employees and companies from making mistakes that could cause punitive actions from the enforcement agencies, like Securities and Exchange Commission. People who want to come into this field need the technical knowledge, and the people skills to help them influence the leadership of companies.

Helane Morrison is changing the way compliance officers do business. She is the managing direction and chief compliance officer of Hall Capital, which is a company run by women. Her experience extends from the legal field to the compliance field. Helane has clerked under Justices and she has run an office in the SEC in San Fransisco. She understands the need to make sure companies are in compliance. She has worked diligently to change the way women and compliance officers are viewed. She studied at Northwestern and UCLA-Berkley. Morrison is truly a female leader in the field of compliance.

Squaw Valley Ironman

The interview

During an interview that I heard on KCRW’s “Press play with Madeleine Brand,” Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, spoke about the issues regarding drought in North Tahoe.

Andy spoke about the resilient ridge being a factor preventing snow from coming into the mountains. Although this ridge has impacted his two ski resorts, the damage was only a 20% decrease in business. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts? and Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation

Madeleine asked whether he would be able to survive more years such as the previous. Mr. Wirth stated emphatically that he could.

His capitol structure was solid and he is taking advantage of snow making mechanisms. Out of the 6000 acres, 4000 was skiable. The months of December and January held great skiing for tourists.

Madeline asked him about El Niño and Andy felt that it would not be a problem due to the science of snow making. Mr. Wirth has other options at his two resorts including holding wedding venues and other functions to invite more guests.

A visionary

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley and also runs Alpine Meadows ski resorts. Friends talk about Andy as a talented, authentic and friendly person. His vision to unite the two resorts by gondola have given skiing enthusiasts a real treat.

In the past skiers had to travel by car to get to the other mountain but soon they will be able to travel between mountains via the gondola. Skiers and snowboarders have only dreamed this to be true but it is now turning into a reality thanks to Andy’s vision and foresight.

Troy Caldwell owns the land between the two resorts and he and Mr. Wirth have reached an agreement regarding the merging of the mountains. Plans for the merger will be submitted to the U.S. Forest service and Placer County this summer.

Aside from running his ski resorts Andy Wirth also has raised money for charity. He has raised $14,460 for the Warefare Warriers for the Navy Seal Foundation. This charity is close to his heart as a sky diving accident in October 2013 ripped off his right arm. It was surgically reattached by doctors.

Born in Neubrucke, Germany Andy attended the University of Edinburgh. He obtained his Bachelor degree from Colorado State University. Wirth holds positions as board member on over 10 community organizations.

On March 8, 2013 Wirth was featured on Undercover Boss at his Squaw Valley and Alpine Resorts. All in all Mr. Wirth is a fabulous entrepreneur and great humanitarian.

Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://andywirth.com/
tahoetopia.com/news/interview-squaw-valley-ceo-andy-wirth

Venezuelan Government Launches New Program To Help Women Advance

Venezuela is focusing its attention on the nations’ women. In a report by open corporates, the South American country has vowed to invest more in efforts that alleviate stress caused by unequal opportunities in the workplace and has begun with a program called Soy Mujer.
Soy Mujer, translated in English by linguist Jose Velasquez as “I Am Woman,” has 100 initiatives that will help women who are underprivileged and underrepresented. The program addresses the areas of urban agriculture, textiles, and footwear in its quest to ensure that women are given equality.

Venezuela is one of several South American regions that oppresses its female population with stringent policies that inadvertently prevent women from obtaining loans for businesses and high-paying jobs. Soy Mujer deems its female population as the greatest contributors to the economy. The program aims to ease the challenges that women face by funding initiatives that will enhance women’s live.

The Venezuelan government has contributed 138 million bolivars to Soy Mujer. The program was launched on Dateas, Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

 

 

James O’Keefe Caught Red-Handed Trying to Lie His Way into George Soros’ Humanitarian Organization

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. In a hilarious twist of fate conservative activist James O’Keefe was caught red-handed trying to lie his way inside the Open Society Foundations (OSF). OSF is a progressive organization funded by George Soros. O’Keefe’s attempt was foiled when he failed to hang up the phone after leaving a hasty voice mail on OSF member Dana Geraghty’s phone while pretending to be the fictional Victor Kesh.

After dictating the voicemail O’Keefe can be heard snapping at someone else in the room about not interrupting him while he is on the phone. He then goes on to reveal his plan about infiltrating OSF. The recording also captures O’Keefe conniving to get more information about Geraghty by connecting to her through LinkedIn. He decided against that when he realized that she would have been able to see his profile as well. O’Keefe also directs disturbing language that has implied sexual innuendoes towards Ms. Geraghty as he refers to using her as a “point of entry.”
Read more: BUSTED: Conservative prankster James O’Keefe exposes his own ‘sting’ on George Soros group

The fraudulent attempt was forwarded to OSF President Chris Stone. He commented that O’Keefe’s lack of intelligence regarding the proper use of technology and overall ignorance makes him look like a bumbling idiot. Stone was still very disturbed by it though because it indicates a lot of under-handed activity going on in the background.

OSF is a privately-funded grant-making institution founded by George Soros in 1993. Its aim is to advance initiatives in education, justice, public health, and independent media. It has spent over $11 billion towards these goals and has an endowment valued at over $1.5 billion. George Soros believes that the world’s issues need to be responded to as appropriate as they occur instead of trying to solve every problem with a standardized approach. His reasoning is that events don’t happen by themselves in a vacuum. They manifest organically similar to the way the financial markets operate. That is why he designed OSF to respond dynamically to needs around the world as needed.

George Soros is a well-respected billionaire business magnate and global philanthropist. His early encounter with the hate-mongering Nazis in his youth helped to shape his worldview that a capitalism-driven society is one of the best ways to preserve freedom for all. Through his formal education and natural business acumen Soros established a very lucrative career that has enabled him to become a self-made billionaire. Soros has a very direct approach to helping people. Through his various foundations he has worked tirelessly over the years to relieve human suffering around the world.
 Source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/10/billionaire-smackdown-george-soros-funds-effort-to-stop-trump-mobilize-latinos/