Archive for March, 2016

George Soros Warns The World

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

George Soros keeps a careful eye on the global markets. As a former hedge fun manager who earned billions in the financial markets, he is not exactly going to ignore major events. Soros is surely going to stay on top of dangers in the market. Bloomberg reported on Soros’ comments about current market conditions. Soros made his comments at a global economic forum. The comments were downright frightening. Soros fears a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.



The United States’ banking industry would not be at the core of the financial disaster in 2016. China’s current economic climate is horrific. Unless things turn around, China’s economic meltdown on facebook.com could easily pull other nations into the mix. The relationship between China and the United States offers one example of how things could interconnect.



Along with Japan, China is a major holder of U.S. debt. If China’s fiscal situation became severe enough, the country may be required to require payment on the purchased debt. In essence, China would be cashing in bonds. The U.S. would then be in a very difficult situation. Not paying the debt would damage the full faith and credit of the nation. Surely, the economy of the United States would suffer immensely.



China’s problems seem to be connected to the massive decline in the value of its currency. Soros most definitely is knowledgeable about currency. He traded in currency for years and amassed huge profits. Soros does know currencies can go up and down in value. When down, the damage could be incredibly severe. By the time the value of the currency increases, the massive amount of inflicted damage could be impossible to reverse. Business from around the world with money held in Chinese banks in yuan would discover they have far less capital than what existed previous. Such a scenario would cause serious problems.



Soros suggests things are not at the point in which a financial crisis is impending, but governments have to keep their attention on the situation. Doing so would allow the governments to react quickly and accordingly.



George Soros has issued public opinions to the leaders of Russia and Germany recently on a variety of issues. He is an influential man. His opinions and assessments are hardly to be ignored.



How Laidlaw & Company Helps Investors

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Investment advice is needed for many people that are exploring their investment options for the first time. A company like Laidlaw & Company is providing the best advice for those people that are trying to maximize their investment opportunities. This is a wealth management company. It has become one of the organizations that has many clients seek when they are trying to build a better portfolio.

This is the investment banking firm that has the ability to tie customers into a global level of stocks, mutual funds and bank investments throughout different parts of the world. The investor that may not have any clue from prnewswire.com about investing will certainly benefit from these type of investment counsel leaders at Laidlaw & Company.

Investing well is a craft. It is not something that everyone is going to be able to do well. Some people excel at this. Others may struggle to do it without assistance. That is why more people will benefit from having some guidance from experienced professionals. Laidlaw & Company has a large number of workers in place that provide the best financial advice that one can have for wealth management.

The advice from ct.gov that people receive the most about investing is to start young. This is so important. It is essential for investors to take heed in this because it will help them build a better retirement plan. The person that starts at 21 will have the benefit of more compound interest than the late bloomer that started at 31. The difference is the compounded interested. People that start late are not doomed, but they will have to take more risks. They will have to consider saving much more than those that started earlier. The older investors will need Laidlaw & Company counsel for better strategies for a moderate / aggressive mix.

 

 

Getting What You Paid For

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

One young man wondered if paying more for a fashionable shirt is really smart. It seems like the consumer believes that paying more for a piece of clothing of any style is a guarantee that the article fits better and that they will look better. Well, it ain’t necessarily so. A young man put that theory to the test and discovered something quite interesting. Paying more for a shirt, does not guarantee better quality or a better fit. Often, it is wiser to stick with a moderately priced piece of clothing rather than paying over the top price for an expensive item.

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U.S. Money Reserve Introduces a New Online Shop

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

 
U.S. Money Reserve, the leading dealers of precious metal in the United States of America has some good news on CBS 19 . According to confirmed reports from the company, there will be a new brand face that will represent the company in the online community. The online shop will be a sign of the institutions independence in the industry. The online shop has some unique features that are meant to show how the company is committed to serving its client, and why consumers should put their trust in them. The main aim of the features is to assure the consumers that they can rely on them completely by giving them the best customer care service.

The president of the U.S. Money Reserve, Mr. Philip Diehl took charge of the institution not long ago, and this is one of the things that he has managed to do for the company. The whole idea of the online shop is attributed to his efforts, and more is expected to come from him. Before joining the U.S Money Reserve, Philip was the head of U.S Mint, another company that deals with precious metals. He has served in the coins industry for quite some time. This explains why he is very knowledgeable in coin industry, and his opinion his not taken lightly. He had previously asked for the banning of the cent, and although many groups were against it, many have come to realize that owning it is a waste of time. The company that was manufacturing it also accepted defeat after they realized that they too were making losses.

According to Philip, the president of the U. S. Money Reserve, the new online features like goodsearch, will benefit the company a lot. Consumers will learn about the several benefits they will have access to if they decide to own precious metal like gold and silver. They will also know why it is very important to own coins that are issued by the government. The whole idea will bring more clarity of metal to the consumers in the United States.
The management of U S Money Reserve has the same opinion as their leader. They too believe that they have a tool that will offer reliable content to all consumers in several platforms. It will be very easy to interact with different from all areas of the nation without experiencing difficulties. The online shop was designed and managed by a member of the team, Ryan Buchanan.

U. S.Money Reserve is the leading distributor of gold and silver medals in the United States of America. It is privately owned, although it only issues the government approved coins. U. S money reserve was started many years ago, and it has made a special place in the hearts of many people in the United States. Their customer care service is among the best too, attracting many people.

THE INCORPORATION OF OLYMPIC VALLEY WAS THREAT TO THE RESIDENTS WELFARE

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Andy Wirth, the chief executive officer of Squaw Valley ski holdings and the chairman of the Reno Tahoe airports authority board, has been fighting against a threat. This threat was to incorporate Olympic Valley with other Northern winter iconic sports a move by a group of pro-incorporation backers from Olympic Valley. The threat was to have a negative effect on the development of Olympic Valley. It was easy for the area to be ignored in the development of road infrastructure and plowing of snow that would affect the businesses in the area. Andy thinks that the move was a recipe for fiscal disaster in the area where even a wine person will not have the ability to do his/her business due to increased task. The move was to lead Olympic Valley to a crisis in political, civic and business operations.

Andy Wirth has been in the forefronts for all operations relating to Olympic Valley and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He spent thousands of dollars opposing the cruel move by the incorporation backers. He has been involved in many development activities to help the growth of Olympic Valley and its residents. He is concerned with the welfare especially because he once had a passion for skiing around the area but while skydiving he got in a fatal accident that badly injured his arm. His recovery was from the help of his parents, therapists and a group of Navy Seals located in the Olympic Valley. With the great team of navy seals Andy recovered very well. He hence participates with his group of steam iron to raise funds for the navy seal foundation and their family once they go back to their homes.

Andy Wirth works very hard for Squaw Valley and Olympic Valley in general. He looks to commercialize the town to even having real estates. He has recently embarked on a new project to make Olympic Valley the best ski area in America and attract more tourists in the region. Plowing of snow is regular in the area to avoid risks for the skiers. The area is being managed and monitored very well, and Wirth even participates as an undercover boss. When the base to gondola base project is done, Wirth assured skiers of protection while skiing and he do not affect the life of the wildlife animals in the area. Infarct, the project will connect two resorts and two cultures a great attraction for tourists.

The Reno Gazette-Journal article captured the fact that despite the area around Lake Tahoe experiencing a severe drought for 4 years; the winter season came early to the advantage of the business. Two problems have been solved in the area, and the residents and tourists will have the best time of their life in this winter season thanks to Mother Nature and the efforts of Andy.

The US MoneyReserve Remembers the Greatest Generation

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

 

This year our nation will celebrate and remember a life changing event that happened 75 years ago, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In recognition of this auspicious event, kusi.com reported that the US Money Reserve and the US Navy Memorial Foundation will jointly dedicate a majestic work of art designed to inspire and honor the men and women who served in the US Navy. The joint venture is an “iconic image” that by itself will live in infamy called The Lone Sailor.

The statue, which will be installed at Pearl Harbor, is the work of the US Navy’s official memorial sculptor, Stanley Bleifeld. Weighing in at approximately 1700lbs, the statue features a sailor looking wistfully ahead and his sea bag and cleat. Steel from the USS Arizona will be incorporated into the base of the Lone Sailor Statue which in itself is a glowing tribute to the loss our nation endured during the war fought on the Pacific front.Your text to link…

Funding for the seven foot bronze statue is a collaborative effort of US Navy Memorial Foundation and the US Money Reserve. The majority of the finances come from the proceeds of sales of the US Money Reserves 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Gold and Silver Coin. This coin honors that infamous day of December 7, 1941. It is not only a
valuable recognition of a significant event in our nation’s history, it is also a “shout out” to the greatest generation who ultimately won the war.

The US Money Reserve is a private distributor of US and foreign government issues gold, silver, and platinum monetary products. Located in Austin, Texas and founded in 2001, the Reserve’s involvement in this project is a wonderful way of honoring those who served in sea services, and says thank you to those whose lives contributed to our nation’s “security and prosperity.”

More Than 14 Pregnant Women Have Been Infected With The Zika Virus According To Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The number of reported Zika cases in the United States is increasing by the minute. States like Florida, Mississippi and Alabama are considered high-risk states because the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in those states almost year-round. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a dangerous pest. It carries an arsenal of viruses that have the ability to cause illness, and in some cases, death. Dr. Sergio Cortes, the Brazilian Ministry of Health advisor, thinks people in hot and humid conditions have little defense against the Aedes aegypti mosquito. He proves his point by posting the statistics that have been recorded from the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil on his official website.
When the first case of Zika was identified in the state of Paraiba last April, Cortes and his medical team knew very little about the virus. Even though Africa and Asia and islands in the Pacific had been reporting Zika virus cases for years, there was very little scientific evidence that explained how the virus functions once it enters the human anatomy. That’s why Brazilian researchers were so surprised when local doctors in Paraiba started to diagnose an unusual number of microcephaly cases three months after the Zika outbreak.
Microcephaly is described as a medical condition that causes newborn babies to have unusually small heads and underdeveloped brains. Before the Zika outbreak, Brazilian doctors reported about 150 cases of microcephaly every year. Other diseases are known to cause the condition, but the Zika virus was never on the list. But after the outbreak more than 4,000 cases of microcephaly have been reported. Suddenly Dr. Cortes and his medical staff realized that Zika was much more that a benign virus that caused fever, muscle pain, and rash.
Dr. Cortes immediately began an intensive investigation of the Zika virus and microcephaly. He frequently tweets information about Zika cases. After months of gathering information, and studying hundreds of pregnant women, there is still no scientific evidence to back up the claim that Zika causes birth defects. But that doesn’t stop Dr. Cortes from warning pregnant women about the danger on his LinkedIn page.
The World Health Organization recently put out a warning about the potential risks of being infected with Zika. The World Health Organization said pregnant women around the globe could develop microcephaly if they are bitten by a mosquito or they have physical contact with a person that has the virus. Dr. Cortes posted several articles on his Facebook page that outline the precautions pregnant women should take during this health crisis.
More than 14 women in the United States have the virus now, and that number will increase as summer approaches. There won’t be a vaccine to protect pregnant women this year. The risk of the mosquito population being out of control is high unless health officials begin a eradication program now, according to the World Health Organization.

Attempts to Incorporate Olympic Valley Finally Withdrawn

Friday, March 4th, 2016

In the last few years, people who live in the north shore of Lake Tahoe have faced two serious challenges. First, the drought that was experienced in the country was unfavorable to the winter resorts in that area and other forms of businesses that rely on those resorts. Secondly, there had been attempts to incorporate Olympic Valley. This is where the famous Squaw Valley Resort is located, as well as other important places that provide facilities for winter sports.

Residents of the area, led by Andy Wirth were therefore a happy lot after solutions were found for these two major challenges. First, the winter was a blessing for the area because its early start with storms and falling temperatures enabled Squaw Valley and other winter resorts around there to open early. The second solution came when the efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley were withdrawn.

Andy is the CEO and President of Squaw Valley Holdings LLC. He is also the President of Alpine Meadows, because in 2011, the Company that owns Squaw Valley acquired Alpine Meadows. Perhaps as proof of his good business sense, Andy was also appointed chair of the Board of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. According to reports, Andy was appointed because of his vast experience in running and managing resorts. He had also worked with other airlines in order to increase the number of flights to other places with resorts such as Utah and Colorado.

Andy had been a firm opposer of the efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley. He was of the opinion that the incorporation would threaten the business and civic environment in the area. In his efforts to oppose the incorporation, the Company for which he is President, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings spent up to hundreds of thousands of their money. This is because, as Andy said, the incorporation would also increase the taxes the residents of the area paid. Besides, incorporation would interfere with the provision of services such as snow plowing and road maintenance to the people of the area. Finally, Andy said that incorporation would isolate Olympic Valley from other North shore communities with which they cooperated to deal with their regional matters. Although Andy gave his reasons for opposing the incorporation, those who supported the incorporation thought that Andy’s Company had its own motives for opposing the incorporation. It was California’s Local Agency Formation Commission which decided that the town which was proposed by those proposing incorporation was not viable. After that decision, Andy requested that the community in Olympic Valley unite to deal with issues such as transportation. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings has recently announced plans to build a gondola that will connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

This Article can also be found in the Reno-Gazette Journal.

Sergio Cortes and his Views on the Zika Virus

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Sergio Cortes is a well-respected Brazilian doctor that has been practicing medicine for many years. Currently, Cortes has been combating the effects of the Zika virus which has been creating a lot of problems in Brazil and in other tropical regions of the world. The Zika virus has been around in one form or another since the 1940s. This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and has been responsible for affecting pregnancies and causing illness for many Brazilian people.

The Zika virus was always present within tropical regions of the Earth but it never was a problem until April of 2015. The condition has rapidly spread since April of 2015 and it continues to affect more people as each day passes. More mosquitoes than ever are infected with the condition. They are now coming into contact with a lot of people. The condition is not only present in Brazil it is also on the rise in Mexico, Columbia, Thailand and even India.

The mosquito population has increased within Brazil and other tropical regions. Since it has, a greater number of mosquitoes are now infected with the virus. The mosquitoes can only get the virus by biting an infected person. In turn, these mosquitoes infect other people. The Zika virus cannot be spread from person to person. This disease can only be given by mosquitoes.

The Brazilian government and health officials are putting forth an effort to help reduce the mosquito population within the nation. They want people to eliminate any standing water sources; regardless of size. The fact is that a mosquito can lay eggs in a small pop bottle cap that is filled with water. So, they want all standing water sources to be removed. The government is also using spraying methods and killing the bugs at their source to keep mosquito populations under control.

Keep in mind that the Zika virus is similar to other mosquito causing ailments such as dengue and chikungunya. These particular viruses are also spread by mosquitoes and they too cause certain problems within a person’s body. Zika is primarily known for causing fever, muscle pain and rash. It has also been linked to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Microcephaly is a condition that affects the head size of new born babies. It causes a baby’s head to be smaller than normal when the child is born. Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disease that temporarily causes white blood cells to attack a person’s nerves. Most people do not realize that they have Zika because the symptoms do not show up right away. Symptoms can show up between 3 and 7 days.

Dr. Cortes has extensive experience and knowledge for combating diseases and dealing with virus outbreaks. He is considered one of the leading medical authorities in Brazil. People can find out more about his views concerning the Zika virus by reading his blog Find out more about Zika virus with Sergio Cortes. This particular blog is located on Segio Cortes’s personal website. You can also follow Dr. Cortes online through his Facebook page.

Squaw Alpine Looking to Boost Revenue

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Up until this year, the last several years has been on the warmer side of the spectrum. Many locations around the United States have seen record temperatures during the winter months. Additionally, much of the northwest stretching through the midwestern planes have experienced a draught as well. Some locations this has not proven to be a problem, but for locations and businesses that rely on moisture for the company’s wellbeing, it has proven especially difficult. This includes Squaw Alpine. Right off of Lake Tahoe’s north shore, ski-locations have suffered drastically. This has been due to the combination of warmer temperatures and a lack of snow. Thankfully though, Andy Wirth believes this year will prove to be a grand turnaround and help boost the economy in the region.

Early season storms in 2015 have drastically helped in the accumulation of snow in Squaw Valley. It is possible for the lodges to produce manmade snow for the slopes, but this is especially expensive and hard to maintain. It reduces the number of trails and skiing options available to visitors, which in turn reduces the number of visitors who come out in order to enjoy the skiing and other snow activities. Andy Wirth has pointed out it has been the worst four year stretch he has ever seen in the industry, and he has spent nearly his entire professional career not only in hospitality, but within the region as well.

Beyond the weather problems, Squaw Alpine and other resorts within the close community faced a battle against corporations looking to exploit the natural beauty of the region. These large corporations wanted to construct large numbers of new lodges and real estate properties, essentially industrializing the entire area. This is something all of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC and the rest of the community has been against for years. Thankfully though, the corporate desires on this area of the country has moved out, and with the combination of the heavier snow than user as of late, it is proving to help push business back to normal in the skiing community.

Andy Wirth is an individual who has worked within the hospitality industry all of his life. After receiving his college degree in hospitality, he moved to a neighboring hotel and resort in order to work there. While working for the resort he slowly worked his way up the corporate ladder until he sat on the board of directors. Eventually, he took over for the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC company, a position he has helped manage for the last several years. Now that it appears the four year lull is over, he is looking forward to take the company in a new direction and push it to better pastures.

Source: the Reno Gazette-Journal