The New Chairperson of Reno Airport Board and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, Andy Wirth

Andy Wirth has a huge experience in the hotel industry and mountain resort of up to 25 years. He holds the position of the Chief Executive Officer and President of Squaw Valley Ski.

Andy’s existence in the Squaw Valley Ski had started before he was born as his father moved in as a ski patrol in 1974. It was later in life that he met with his mother who was a college student in Chico State by then.

The Squaw Valley native passion brought the birth of Andy Wirth in 1963. He grew up in a hut near Squaw Valley Road together with his parents. His parents taught him skydiving a thing he has been doing in all of his life now.

Andy Wirth attended Edinburgh University and Colorado State University for his university education.

It was in 2010 that Andy was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski. He has been able to give the company an upgrade of $70 M making it an attractive site for tourists.

The firm later merged with Alpine Meadows with Andy’s help of which and still holds his two top positions. He has recently featured in Undercover Boss 2013 episode in which he went undercover at Squaw Valley Ski combined with Alpine Meadows. Learn more about Andy Wirth:  https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708

Andy was recently involved in a near fatal accident of which he hurt his arm during one of his skydiving experience. It led to the founding of Wounded Warrior Support, which honors The Navy Seals Foundation men and women together with their families. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport

Andy Wirth was recently named Chairperson of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board where his work will be the promotion of air service and discovering new flights.

Squaw Valley Ski is located in Olympic Valley, California and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is well known for its tremendous achievement as a Winter Olympics’ holder in 1960. The resort offers its visitors the steepest skiable terrain.

The resort comprises of five mountains, a creek, and a granite wall. Skiers get to enjoy skydiving from the 9,050-foot peak with access by a 3,000-foot staircase. It has a combination of hotels and elite clubs from KSL Capital Partners.

Click the following links to read more:

Andy Wirth – About.me
Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation

The Importance Of Creating A Wikipedia Page for your Business

 

A recent study has established that Wikipedia is a big bureaucracy. This is because it does not give every person the freedom to create and circulate knowledge in addition to decentralizing power. The new study indicates that Wikipedia has shifted from its initial ideals to a conservative corporate bureaucracy that is governed by a few people. The results may be surprising for the enthusiasts of the site. Wikipedia has shunned from creating a top-down management structure for its editors and contributors. One can rank as a super contributor. The position comes with a number of editorial privileges. However, power over contributors should not fall under it.
Simon DeDeo and Bradi Heaberlin, researchers from Indiana University, examined 15 years of Wikipedia data. The data included over 5 million articles build up by contributors numbering into tens of thousands. The researchers found out that Wikipedia is still governed by the iron law of oligarchy. The data also showed that despite of the community growing quickly to nearly 30,000 people; about 89 percent of the basic standards remain the same, halting the growth of Wikipedia page creation. They influence everything ranging from how Wikipedia editors select and edit content to how they interact. About 100 users created these articles during the early days of Wikipedia, mostly before 2004. The basic standards were established as loose standards that were to be changed with time. This change is yet to be effected. This information was originally published on Science Alert as highlighted in the following link: http://www.sciencealert.com/wikipedia-is-basically-just-another-old-fashioned-bureaucracy-study-finds
When it comes to Wikipedia’s best practices, Get Your Wiki has knowledgeable Wikipedia writers and editors that will create a Wikipedia page. They eliminate the headache of creating and editing an article in line with Wikipedia standards. Whether it is an individual, a business or any other entity, they can expect an excellent service from the veteran Wikipedia editors. Each Wikipedia page will be supported by references that are reliably sourced, formatted correctly and written in conformity with Wikipedia’s manual of style. The purpose of this practice is to let the pages serve as a broad historical repository of any individual or business.
Wikipedia leads in terms of the most visited websites across the world. To this end, having a Wikipedia page can be an important asset. It enhances an individual or business reputation, credibility, increased sales and visibility on search engine results if you make new Wikipedia page. In addition, Google results use data from Wikipedia for its Google Knowledge Graphs. The site ranks highly in the topic’s search results. Get Your Wiki monitors clients Wikipedia pages to ensure that the edits are accurate. Additionally, the professional team of Wikipedia publishers can translate a client’s page to any language. This information was originally reported on Get Your Wiki as posited in this link http://www.getyourwiki.com/

Yeonmi Park’s Book Sheds Light On The Brutality Of Kim Jung Il

At the age of 13, South Korean defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park underwent a grueling ordeal that could have broken her. It didn’t. In fact, the ordeal made her stronger. The details of the harrowing events and her struggle for freedom are revealed in her recently released book, In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom.
Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi told the New York Times that she never knew freedom existed. For the most part, struggling was all she knew. Even though her father was a government worker, she often went without food. The harsh and brutal dictatorship of Kim Jung Il crushed anyone who dared to raise a whisper against him. No one questioned his authority. The graveyard is full of those who did.

Yeonmi’s father was convicted of smuggling and sent to a harsh work camp. This, along with the horrible conditions in North Korea, made the decision to escape an easy one. The escape, however, came with terrible consequences: Yeonmi’s father died of cancer before he could enjoy freedom.

Amazon released book, In Order To Live chronicles how Yeonmi and her family lived under Kim Jung Il’s harsh regime. Everything is forbidden and citizens are forced to exist without things most people in other countries take for granite.

During Yeonmi and her mother’s harsh journey, they were under the control of brutal human traffickers and forced to elude Kim Jung Il’s army. After finding freedom, Yeonmi decided to devote her time and voice to the plight of others. She is a highly-sought-after speaker and lecturer and one of the most outspoken critics of oppressed societies.

How Does Free WhatsApp Save Money For Everyone On FreedomPop?

Free WhatsApp usage is going to help a lot of people make the most of their time talking on FreedomPop because they are going to be able to use WhatsApp instead of their normal plan. FreedomPop has normal plans that are not very expensive for anyone, and they are making cell phones easy for everyone to access and use. There is a lot that can be done with the WhatsApp app, and it can be used in any forum for people to get more talk time.

Talk time can be scarce for some people, and they are paying nothing or very little for their FreedomPop plans. VentureBeat says that the plan at FreedomPop is to make WhatsApp completely free. That means that anyone who is using WhatsApp is not going to lose data for it. They can keep using WhatsApp as much as they want, and they can use it to talk to as many people as they want. This is a lot easier than what people are normally used to, and it is important that they are given a chance to talk freely instead of only watching their data.

The best part of this is that people who are using WhatsApp are going to be able to stay away from normal data and phone usage as long as they want. They can save their data for other things, and they will not have to worry about it anymore. Someone who is trying to make the most out of any of these situations can use the WhatsApp that was already downloaded on their phone, and then they will be able to talk to anyone they want. Basically, WhatsApp is going to congregate all the talking and texting someone does into a single place where they can get to it easily.

Check out these reviews of FreedomPop:

http://www.androidcentral.com/freedompop-offers-unlimited-access-its-wifi-network-5-month

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Former President Hugo Chávez Becomes a New Television Series

Sony Pictures Television has approved the production of a new television based on the life of the late Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez who passed away from cancer in 2013. “El Comandante” will be co-produced by Colombia’s Teleset. Beatriz Chavarri thinks that making a television show about Chávez is in bad taste because of the economic problems that Venezuela is going through now. Franklin Albornoz wants Sony and Columbia Telecast to cancel plans for this new television show. Sony and Columbia Teleset have not decided when this show, starring the award winning actor, Andrés Parra of Pablo Escobar fame, will be released to the public. Parra is best known for drug kingpin and Medellin crime boss Pablo Escobar in the series “El Patron del Mal.” Sony is not responding to the many facebook requests for information about the new show.
There are people like Jose Manuel Gonzalez who wonder how Sony Pictures will be able to produce a show based on Chávez when is image is so well guarded by the Caracas government. The United States and the Columbian government are considered anti-Chávez as far as the socialist regime is concerned.

Whenever this new series premiers, it will be a very important project for Latin America. The series will include real life events. Sony may not be answering any questions, but they did say they are planning to begin filming this new one-hour series in the summer.

 

 

Yeonmi Park on Telling the Victim’s Truth: Advocating for North Korea’s Refugees

In his November 15, 2015 article, “Yeonmi Park’s North Korean Defector Story”, Todd Krainin introduces us to Yeonmi Park and gives us a glimpse of her story as she tells it in her book In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. Krainin also tells us about the plot to discredit her story, to create doubt about her claims, and diminish her credibility both as a writer and as a victim.

Yeonmi’s Story

In 2007, when Yeonmi Park was only 13 years old, she and her family fled North Korea looking for a freedom that, she says, they did not fully understand. Her father died from cancer shortly after escaping from North Korea. She and her mother endured through starvation. Yeonmi persevered through being raped and abused as they traveled across China, the Gobi Desert, and the Mongolian border before finally reaching South Korea. Her story and her book shine the spotlight on political persecutions and human rights abuses on nknews.org not only in North Korea but in other parts of the world.

Casting Doubt

Yeonmi Park has found her share of critics both in and outside of North Korea. The government in Pyongyang has produced what some might call a propaganda video discrediting her story and accusing her family of working undercover for the United States. Some critics demonize her for the celebrity aspect of her book. While others call into question the accuracy of her claims, citing discrepancies in Yeonmi’s stories of being raped and abused. Yeonmi states that any discrepancies are unintentional and due mainly to limited English language skills and shame, but not intended to sensationalize or deceive.

According to Krainin, because North Korea is one of the most secretive nations in the world, it is difficult to verify the truth and credibility of many of these stories. However, all of these stories must be told. Thousands of North Korean refugees and from other areas depend on stories like Yeonmi Park’s to continue to bring awareness and keep the rest of the world on the path of seeking the truth.

Blaze Your Own Trail with Lime Crime

Lime Crime is the makeup company for women who truly enjoy expressing themselves through fashion and beauty. It is the first stop for women who think that their features do not need to be covered up or blended in order to be beautiful. This, along with incredibly high-quality products, is what has made Lime Crime such a success in the beauty industry in recent years. While the cosmetics company has not yet been in the market for a decade, it is already changing the game in terms of what passes as mainstream beauty. When Lime Crime first launched its Velvetine lipsticks and made them available in matte, other companies began following suit. Although it would not be fitting with the core Lime Crime philosophy to want others to fall in line with a particular trend, no one can argue with the fact that Lime Crime has become a major trend-setter in the industry with its willingness to be different from the ordinary and take pride in its quest to do so.

Another thing that makes Lime Crime’s makeup products so universally appealing is that the bright shades and extreme pops of color can be combined with more subtle makeup or adapted to any kind of overall look. That is to say, Lime Crime does not do different just for different sake. Instead, it wants to give women the option of exploring different looks for them and finding out what fits best with their unique personality. Lime Crime is all about personal choice and just being another avenue through which its followers are able to express themselves away from any mainstream beauty restrictions.

The founder and CEO of Lime Crime, Doe Deere, certainly fits with the company’s core values, and lays them out on ILoveLimeCrime.com. Deere herself is a major fan of self expression and thoroughly enjoys expressing herself through both fashion and beauty choices. She encourages everyone she meets to try to do the same because she believes it makes for a much happier existence for everyone in general. Deere has blazed her own trail as a female entrepreneur and takes great pride in her company’s success.  Be sure to follow along as Lime Crime continues to grow on Facebook, and they are really known for their Instagram.  There they have tons of pictures of new products, and celebrities that love the makeup themselves.  That can be found @limecrimemakeup.

Dick DeVos Philanthropy Continues to Shape America into The Unusual Country that It Is

Private philanthropy has played a significant role in making America the unique country that it is. Let start by putting numbers into clear perspective. 11th percentage of the total united state workforce is comprised of nonprofit organizations. This contributes to about 6% of the total gross domestic product. From another point of view, charity sector passed the defense industry in size in 1993, and the gap has continued to widen. It worth noting, the numbers has not taken volunteering into account. It is estimated that charitable volunteers make up between four and 10 million volunteers. Thus, philanthropy is an undeniable massive force that operates in our society.

 

To understand the history of America, it useful and inspiring to consider some of the Americans philanthropists in history. Moreover, examine powerful role played by privately funded civil society in protecting American citizens. To think of government as the sole guarantor of human rights can be termed as Unwise considering generations of cautionary example from America history. For example, back in 1704 when African-Americans were held as slaves with full government sanction and educating them was forbidden. Schools were set up quietly by private donors, and hundreds of Manhattan slaves were instructed. In 1803, the law continued to make it a crime to teach a slave, but philanthropist such as Arthur Tappan paid for African –Americans to go to college.

 

Philanthropy has continued to shape our public policy, a niche where donors nudge national opinion and law making in constructive directions. It is one of the areas that have significant payoffs for those who understand its mysteries. One of my perfect example of a philanthropist who has donated to community projects driven by the conviction of serving as a faithful servant is Dick DeVos. He is the son of Amway co-founders, Richard DeVos. He was listed by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in America.

 

As an entrepreneur and a businessperson, Dick DeVos has spent his business career in various executive positions at Amway, the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and The Windquest Group where DeVos is currently serving as the president. As the president of Amway, DeVos held the responsibility of overseeing the company operations in more than 50 countries. In his final financial year, the company reported $4.5 billion sales. Early he served as the vice president of the business, and he helped the company to explore new markets, which resulted in triple international sales.

 

Other than business roles, DeVos has been a key player in wide range of community initiatives. He founded Education Freedom Fund, which awarded about 4000 scholarship to unfortunate children. He has also served on the State Board of Education. He is the author of “Rediscovering American Values” a New York Times best-selling book.

Stephen Murray is Changing the Face of Investing

Investing has always been a wonderful option for those who wish to make a lot of money from what they already have. If you are new to investment options, it helps to work with a knowledgeable firm that does this type of work. Such a company is known as CCMP Capital and they are a private equity investment firm that specializes in all types of different investment options, making it quick and easy to choose the one that is right for you. For a lot of people, it pays to know that there is an option available to you.

When you begin to look into the CCMP Capital firm, you will notice that its president is Steve Murray. Stephen Murray has worked with the CCMP Capital for a good portion of his career and continues to be a huge asset to the company and its future. In fact, his knowledge of investing is second to none to other people in the same field. This is why it is a good idea for you to consider using the CCMP Capital and Steve Murray as an option when you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into something worthwhile. Fortune.com reported on his death at 52.

For a lot of people, choosing the CCMP Capital is an easy choice and option that benefits many different people. This is why you might want to consider it as an option for yourself. Investing can be risky without the proper type of help that you might need. When working with CCMP Capital, you can get that much-needed assistance and know that what you are dealing with is beneficial to just about anyone involved. There are a lot of reasons to think about working with the CCMP Capital, but the main reason is because they are geared to helping people just like you and can do a wonderful job at obtaining the results that you are looking to achieve.

Once you decide that it is time to work with the pros when it concerns equity investing, you have to look no further than CCMP Capital. This company has been around for quite awhile and can help just about anyone with their investment options. Because of the different benefits that come with working with CCMP Capital, a lot of investment professionals, business owners and individuals alike are all using the company to their advantage. Make sure that you look into working with the company if this has been something you are considering doing for yourself and would like to get into it once you know that it is going to benefit you in more ways than just one. CCMP Capital is a company that you can trust and work with throughout the many years ahead.

Skout Survey Reveals Humor Plays A Vital Role In Finding New Friends

Earlier this year Skout, a social media platform, completed a survey of its users in honor of National Humor Month. According to an article published in PR Newswire Skout began the survey by scanning their user’s public profile pictures and found that people who have photos of themselves laughing received 404% more favorites on their profile and make over 300% more connections on average than their other users. Christian Wiklund, co-founder of Skout, was surprised to see the high impact of laughter and now agrees that laughter is the best medicine and it can help people make new friendships and connections.

When they surveyed their users they found that 75% of them think they’re funny while 94% of those surveyed said they enjoy making other people laugh. The survey also found that people with “bathroom humor” and practical jokers have more than five close friends, and people who have a “slapstick” style sense of humor are more likely to enjoy making people laugh. However people who are self-deprecating are less likely to have over five close friends, and the surveyed revealed that 30% of their user base share the a common fear of carnival clowns and related figures.

Skout’s goal when it was first launched in 2007 was to expand people’s social circle by using a GPS tracker in people’s mobile phones to find other Skout users in the area. Skout has been ranked one of the top twenty downloaded social media apps on both iOS and Andriod systems, but its usage has expanded in the last few years. Skout’s popularity rose so substantially the creators decided to launch a travel app to help people abroad connect with fellow users looking for a travel buddy, friendly locals, or a tour guide.

After the launch millions of users began using the travel app for a myriad of different things other than finding local friends while abroad. College aged kids use it to make friends overseas then go and visit them during the summer while avid travelers began hosting virtual tours by posting pictures and videos of their adventures.

Another addition to Skout’s main platform was their ‘Shake to Chat’ app which allows users to shake their phone will the app is open and a chat box with a random user will appear. Users can also send virtual gifts to friends near and far through their Skout user profile.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-national-humor-month-skout-reveals-the-power-of-laughter-in-your-profile-photo-300244539.html