Archive for July, 2016

Squaw Valley’s CEO Andy Wirth Thinks His Resort Is Equipped To Ride Out The Drought

The California drought was especially unkind to Southern California. Residents of Los Angeles, San Diego and the counties in between those cities had to change their lifestyle in order to comply with mandatory water rationing program that Governor Jerry Brown put in place.

Northern California was also hit hard by the drought. The fruit and vegetable farmers lost millions of dollars in 2015 because their crops didn’t have enough water. Consumers around the country felt the impact of the drought at the grocery store. Everyone paid high prices for the fruit and vegetables that were harvested in 2015.

But the one industry that should have been devastated by the drought, the ski industry, wasn’t, or least ski resort managers are keeping tight-lipped about their actual losses in 2015. It is a fact that many ski resorts closed early in 2015.

There wasn’t enough snow on the popular slopes, and the ski resorts weren’t equipped to make enough fake snow to compensate for the shortfall. But not all ski resorts were hampered by the four-year drought. The CEO of Squaw Valley, Andy Wirth, was interviewed on the KCRW radio show, Press Play with Madeline Brand.

Wirth told Brand that Squaw Valley in uniquely positioned in the ski resort industry thanks to 70 years of frugal management by the Cushing family. Nancy Cushing turned the CEO position over to Wirth in 2010 right before the resort started their $70 million renovation plan.

With told Brand that Squaw Valley’s 2015 ski season wasn’t great, but revenues were only off by 20 percent from the year before. But 2014 wasn’t that great either so the truth is, as Wirth pointed out, that ski resorts have suffered because of the drought, but most of them will survive. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768

Brand continued to ask Wirth questions about ski resort survival during the drought years, and it was obvious that Wirth was well prepared when it came to answering those questions. Squaw Valley is one of the best ski resorts in the world, and Wirth is considered one of the top CEOs in the business.

Andy Wirth knows a lot about the ski resort business. He spent 20 years at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, and he held several high-level positions with that company before accepting the CEO position with Squaw Valley.

Wirth is a respected graduate from Colorado State University and a major contributor to the Lake Tahoe Community. Squaw Valley and the other ski resorts made a roaring comeback in 2016. Snowfall was constant and plentiful so maybe the worst years of the drought are over, but not everyone is convinced of that. The weather people are not sure what will happen when the 2017 season rolls around.

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How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

GEORGE SOROS IS BACK!

July 19, 2016
GEORGE SOROS IS BACK!

George Soros is at it again. The multi-billionaire, philanthropist and political activist recently made a series of bearish investments that saw him through Soros Fund Management LLC, sell some of his stocks and even swap others. George Soros also went on and acquired gold and shares of gold miners. Soros Fund Management LLC is the firm that manages 30 billion dollars for Soros and his family.

The move was significantly influenced by the worrying outlook of the global economy and the queer trend of shifting of large markets. Although, trades like these are done every day on Wall Street, this one raised a few eyebrows. One of the reasons for this, is that George Soros who had retired from active trading in the eighties and who maintained a 30% return on investments during his days had made a comeback to stock trading. George Soros gained international notoriety in the 90s when he risked ten billion dollars on a single currency speculation and shorted the British pound. This risk bore fruit and he made profits to the tune of two billion dollars. This transaction earned him the title ‘the man who broke the Bank of England.

Read more:
The Greatest Investors: George Soros

Cramer: Investing like George Soros will never make you rich

In the recent years, the 85-year-old billionaire has been occupied by matters that revolve around public policy and also philanthropy. He is also a huge supporter of the presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton and he has shown this by the money he contributes to super PAC. The bus does not stop here though, he has also shown his support to other democrats and has contributed to their respective campaigns. Even though Soros left active trading, he has occasionally stepped in and interrupted the funds operations especially when the firm suffered losses; This is according to senior executives within the institution. Normally, his interruptions would mean that some of the staffers responsible for the poor performance would be let go.

However, in the last five years, Soros had not done much investing on his own. The situation changed earlier this year when Soros started spending a lot more time in the office. This could be partly because his top investor left the fund to go open his own venture. Despite his old age, Soros seems to be determined to take advantage of the loop hole that he has seen and no one else seems to be noticing. Could this be another big one by the legendary George Soros? George Soros has proven so many times before that he is an exemplary trader so let’s just wait and see.


Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/09/481378339/billionaire-investor-george-soros-sees-economic-trouble-ahead

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bearish-george-soros-is-trading-again-1465429163

How Will Wen By Chaz Change Bad Hair?

There are a lot of people who are going to be able to use the WEN hair by Chaz shampoo because of the way that is put together. It is supposed to make hair healthier, and that is what stops the shedding. The people that were looking for a way to stop the shedding in their hair need to keep trying this shampoo, and they will start to see marked results. It worked in a test on Bustle, and that is why it is worth a look this time around.

Also read it here: http://www.wen.com/before-after.html

Everyone who wants to have healthier hair should wash their hair just the way it was in the article, and they need to make sure that they are willing to wash it more often because now this shampoo is more functional. Everyone who wants to make more of their hair should start washing with the sephora healthy hair line from Wen by Chaz today, and they will notice that they can actually use it more than they would use anything else. They will be able to save money, and they will be able to get help with their hair that will stop that clump that is in the bottom of the shower when the shower is over.

That is very important for the girl in the review, and she even styled her hair to show that it worked much better than any other shampoo she has used. She used less of the Wen hair product, but she got a much better result because of how she has washed her hair. Her hair is shining, and she finally has something that will make her life easier. Anyone with thin hair who is tired of the shedding needs to remember that they will have a much better chance to get a full head of hair that is no longer shedding everywhere. Wen hair is available online, via eBay and Amazon.com.

 

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