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Super Bowl 50 Was More Than a Game

The modern Super Bowl has continued to include top line performances during the half time shows. What use to be a 20 minute break for snacks, bathroom runs or channel surfing has now become must watch television. The NFL learned quickly that if they lost viewers during the halftime segments, those viewers remained loss for the entire second half of the game (Super Bowl Sets Viewing Records).

The current price for a thirty second commercial spot for the Super Bowl is $5,000,000.00. Jon Urbana and other marketers needed an incentive to purchase spots in the second half of the game. This was particularly difficult if the game was a blow out in the first half.

The NFL did two things. First it encouraged innovative and eye catching commercials to keep the viewers interest. More importantly they headlined half time shows that have included names such as Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Prince, Beyonce’, Paul McCarthy and Madonna. This year, the headline show was the band Cold Play, Beyonce’ and Bruno Mars.

This creative innovation has added more viewers who have never watch football during the course of the year. The NFL has succeeded in making the Super Bowl a family oriented event and the ratings and viewership has proven this to be true. Close to a billion viewers world wide watch the Super Bowl. Even if the game is a dud the event has still become something that many in the world will watch for the entertainment value alone.

Autism Rocks Solo Capital

Autism Rocks is a charity that was founded by Sanjay Shah to raise funds to find the cause and raise awareness. It became a passion of his to spend his efforts in researching the cause because of the recent diagnosis of his young son. He was diagnosed in 2011 after seeing specialist and doctors. He has been fortunate enough to have the funds to invest in research and development for his son, but realizes that not all people have that luxury. That is how Autism Rocks was born. He has worked in the music industry and has many friends that he knows who have helped stage concerts to raise money for the charity. He has worked with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Prince and Michael Buble.

He wasn’t always in the music industry or the charity fundraising business. He worked as an accountant for many years. He originally attended King’s College to become a doctor and found that is not what he wanted to do. So he became an accountant but soon grew tired of the everyday hustle and bustle. The commute was adding extra time to his already busy schedule as an accountant, so he decided to open his own brokerage business. He hired several graduate students to help him get the business off the ground, and decided to commit to making the business work for a year. His broken business flowered into what’s called Solo Capital, and five years later has a net worth of $280 million. It is one of the leading financial firms in the Central London and Dubai areas. After the success of his business, he was able to take a back see to Solo Capital, and pursue other areas of interest such as Solo Capital.

His efforts with both businesses have raised many profitable experiences for Shah. He is in a financially stable position where he is able to focus and concentrator most of his efforts on raising funds for the charity Autism Rocks. He hopes that the money will help find the cause for Autism and help others cope. In the future, he hopes to convince some of the musicians in the business to donate a track from their soundtrack to help raise money for the cause.

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A Discussion On Leadership and Gold Market And Gold Held By Philip Diehl And Eric Dye.


Philip N. Diehl, the former director of U.S Mint and the current president of U.S. Money Reserve is a very skillful business person. Most of his business successes and achievements were revealed during his interview with host Eric Dye on Enterprise Radio. It looks like Dye was prepared to unmask Philip Diehl career history has he had a number of questions that really dug deep and cut across Diehl’s career.


They started on Diehl’s leadership background. Eric Dye wanted to know how being the Director of the U.S. Mint lead Philip Diehl to the presidency of U.S. Money Reserve? It was all about Philip Diehl’s success as the director of U.S Mint. The good work he did at this company as the director put him on the watch list of the best managers in the history of United States organizations. He was the 35th director of U.S Mint and surely he did a lot for the company.

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Eric Dye then moved on to ask Philip Diehl how he viewed his effectiveness leader at U.S. Money Reserve. From what history has taught us, Philip Diehl is an effective leader, has always been an effective leader and will always be an effective leader. Philip Diehl always does more than what we expected of him at any responsibility he is given. Looking at the time, he has been the president of the U.S Money Reserve he has already bore fruits. He has been able to put forward some of the biggest sales. He says the most rewarding aspect of his job is seeing that customers are satisfied and that the firm always succeeds. The challenges that his job passes to him on a daily basis is what motivates him.

Dye went ahead to ask Philip Diehl about what products the U.S. Money Reserve offers to its clients. Since it has been contracted by the U.S government to issue its gold, silver and platinum coins, Philip Diehl advises investors on investing in this coins. He says that gold coin investment is the best type of investment due its potential high-profit turnover. More-so, investments in precious metals are much better than keeping paper money which is subject to inflation and loss of value.

He says it is better to own US Government issued gold and silver coins since they are protected and you help in their management. Apart from this, the general world market for gold will be monitored for you and you will be helped dispose the gold at the most profitable time. This is my government gold coins are better than just owning gold bars or gold bullions privately.


Loving Life the Jon Urbana Way

Mr. Jon Urbana hails from Denver, Colorado and is a former two-time All American honoree for Villanova. This led to his co-founding Next Level Lacrosse Camp, which will be held in Vail in 2016, to educate young lacrosse players. On paper Jon is a very successful and motivated entrepreneur, sportsman, and philanthropist for green causes, but taking a look at his videos gives you a greater insight into what Jon Urbana deeply cares about.

Jon Urbana’s Twitter thoughts speak volumes about his pursuits and passions in life. Through his videos you can clearly see his love of travel, nature, adventure, art and enjoyment of life. His photographic skills are on display at Instagram, and also in one of his latest videos entitled “Jon Urbana Photography”. The video showcases his varied interests, such as unique art sculptures, the Great Wall of China, nature, beautiful animals and he ends it all with some laugh out loud images of a white dog posed in front of a several different drawings that make him look like he is taking a shower, singing loudly into a microphone and flexing his muscles. You can also see more of Jon’s love of humor in the video “When Giraffes Bump Heads, Here’s What Happens”.

Jon shows his love of animals in his CrowdRise accomplishments and many of his videos, but most notably in the “Beautiful Black Cat, a tribute to ARAS” video, his support of the Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is only one of his many charity outreach programs. He also supports Earth Force, a local community charity in Denver, Colorado that helps to educate youths about environmental awareness and clean energy. You can see from his video and the description that Jon has started a GoFundMe campaign to support this charity with a goal of raising $1,750 dollars. 100% of the proceeds from Jon Urbana’s campaign will go to Earth Force, a cause this is clearly near and dear to not only to his heart but also the Lacrosse campers he has inspired. You can make a donation to his campaign at Check out more of Jon’s amazing and inspirational videos here:

Why Slyce Is The Best Image Recognition Technology Company Of All Time

The internet’s popularity has completely changed the way people do things these days. Online shopping has really grown over the years although, it is still expected to grow further. When shopping online, many customers are faced with the challenge to identify the exact products that they want. For instance, a lady looking for shoes might have some difficulties identifying the right size or the correct color shade. The disappointment has prompted many to consider doing physical shopping to avoid such instances.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and many start-ups have actually decided that they will take online shopping seriously and develop image recognition platforms that will seek to ensure that shoppers get only the best results online. At this day and age, intelligence-based solutions for smart visual recommendations have started off in many different parts of the world.

There are many different start-up companies trying to crack visual search and they are striving to help users have a much easier time discovering products online based on images in the real world. In India for instance, different platforms startups offer visual search platforms solutions have emerged.

eCommerce has become a boom in every part of the world and therefore, reliable visual search technologies are a necessity to every online retailer. Worldwide, most virtual search companies that cater for multiple verticals have decided to focus on specific verticals so as to produce the best image search platforms for them.

These days, technology companies are even coming up with technologies that can take natural images or even videos and still be able to match them with stocks in a retailer’s inventory. The companies are hoping to use the intelligence in making smarter search recognition and giving suggestions to online retailers on what to stock based on the searches made.

Slyce is one of the most respected technology companies that offer perfect visual search and image recognition platforms. Different with other similar companies, Slyce has technology that cuts across all divide and that is able to scan photos, barcodes, QR codes and even coupon codes.

Its Universal Scanner, for instance, is a straight-forward solution that uses only the most accurate image recognition technology available in the world today. The scanner incorporates the best features of several different other companies and offers them in a single product solution. With the scanner, users can easily scan photos they see in the real world and expect to find instant results on where they can find them online for sale.

George Soros Suggestions of German Immigration

For the past fifty years, one of the most well regarded economic minds in the world has been George Soros. George Soros is best known for being the head of Soros Fund Management and being a lead advisor to Quantum Fund. Through his investments in these funds and other businesses, he has accumulated a net worth of around $25 billion.

Due to his lengthy industry experience, Soros is often looked to for his opinion on different current events and situations that are impacting the global markets. One situation that has had an impact on markets across the globe, particularly those markets in Europe, has been the migrant situation in Germany. While the Syrian migrant situation is largely considered a social issue, some believe that it could lead to social and economic issues in Germany and also put the entire European Union at risk.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made international news last year when it was announced that Germany would have an open door policy for allowing Syrian refugees to enter the country. While there is obvious concern for Syrian citizens due to the rampant civil war, the risk of increased terrorist activity due the extremists leaving the county has led many countries to create laws disallowing the migration and immigration of Syrian refugees.

While Germany was recently supportive of Merkel’s decision, the approval of Syrian refugees has continued to decline. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have only added to the disapproval. To make matters worse for Germans, many other countries in Europe have taken measures to prevent refugees from entering their countries, which has only led to more people to immigrate to Germany.

George Soros believe that this stress on Germany could lead to tensions with other countries in the EU, which could eventually lead to a weakening union or lead to an entire dissolution. While there is plenty of risk for this to occur, he has pointed out that there is still time for this to be prevented. However, in order for this to be prevented, it will be up to Angela Merkel and the rest of Germany to ensure that the union stays strong and unified on this matter.

One suggestion that he has come up with is to extend the current immigration and asylum plan beyond the borders of just Germany and Europe. This will help to reduce the economic load that comes with taking on so many additional residents of each additional country.


Aggregate Report Reveals Weakness in 4th q Real Estate Sales

Since the end of the 2008 recession the real estate market in New York City  apartments for rent  has been on a tear with average prices per unit and square foot increasing year after year. The Aggregate, which is a real estate report that is issued by Town Residential on a quarterly basis was released for the fourth quarter and provides raw data which indicates that the trend upwards has not been modified and prices in the fourth quarter have increased by 5% from the prior year.

Town Residential is one of the premier luxury real estate agencies in the New York City area and their Aggregate Report, which h is available on Virtual Strategy Marketing’s website, provides the insight of their professional real estate agents and executives. This provides additional insight above and beyond the raw data presented in the report and helps to serve as a valuable resource to readers.

The fourth quarter Aggregate report discovered a discrepancy between the average rate of increase and the marketplace which is meaningful to real estate participants. While the average prices for apartments and square footage increased in New York City, the figures appear to be distorted by new development projects coming online during the fourth quarter that have higher prices than existing inventory does. This has led to a variation in the real estate prices when the new development data is juxtaposed to existing inventory. New development units are still very attractive to buyers as they have modern amenities and appeal to the social standing of many people, but the pricing pressures on existing inventory including an increase in the number of days units are staying on the market, has led to a divergence of pricing.

Overall, for buyers who are looking for existing units this provides them with some additional bargaining power given the sheer number of units available on the market. Over 7,000 units were listed on the market in Manhattan alone at prices ranging from the sub $2 million market to over $10 million luxury market. If you are looking to purchase or sell a unit reach out to Town Residential to provide you with more information regarding the options available to you.

A Sigh of Relief for Squaw and Wirth as the Olympic Valley Incorporation Drive Halts

For the past few years, the communities and businesses North of Lake Tahoe have suffered the brunt of both nature and what Andy Wirth terms as divisive political activism. It all started with an epic drought that swept through the land bringing with it devastating effects on the small businesses and winter resorts that rely on them. These include the Squaw Valley resort and some of the most popular winter sports terrains in North America.
In an article published by Reno-Gazette Journal, the situation was further aggravated by the incorporation suit brought against the Olympic Valley communities. This case lasted four long years pitting the incorporation backers led by Fred Ilfield against the Olympic Valley communities. The communities and their interests were represented by the Squaw-Alpine resort CEO, Andy Wirth, who saw the incorporation move as a threat to the business and civic climate in the valley.
Wirth described the incorporation as a long-term threat to the survival of the valley communities and businesses therein. He noted that such incorporation would serve to increase taxes on the valley businesses making it difficult to open up a business or a operate one in Tahoe. According to Wirth, this would also lead to a decrease on the services that people depend on for survival such as road maintenance and snow plowing.
It, therefore, came as a relief to the Olympic Valley residents when the incorporation sympathizers decided to withdraw their case. It also served double relief to the Valley businesses as the winter season storms and colds came in earlier than anticipated and thus the opening of the various resorts across Tahoe including Wirth’s Squaw-valley resort. Wirth also mentioned that case was quite divisive and called on the Tahoe Valley residents to see the dropping of the case as a chance for healing.
About Andy Wirth
Andy began his career in as an intern with the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in 1986. For over 20 years, Andy has been working with the company in its marketing department in various roles until 2006 when the company was purchased by Intrawest. This saw Andy elevated to the position of the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of sales. In 2010, he joined Squaw Valley Ski Resort as CEO where he serves up to date.

Dog Food Companies Offer Important New Products

The world is always changing. New products often come on the market in response to customer concerns. This is very much true of dog food. Dog owners have come to realize that research indicates the importance of feeding their favorite pets dog food that is made from the best possible ingredients. In turn, dog food companies have jumped at the chance to offer their customers the opportunity to purchase dog food they know to be an excellent product. This has seen a flood of new dog food products on the market that are designed to help customers get access to the best possible products for the needs of their dogs. One of America’s leading dog food company providers has long understood this need and done their best to meet it. Beneful provides owners with the chance to buy dog food that is ideal for the needs of any pet including both older dogs with special needs and new puppies. Officials at Beneful have long realized that today’s dog owners are people who know that new nutrition science tells us that dog food must be of the highest possible quality in order to feed a pet and help it grow. They also know that dog owners want to do their best to provide such high quality dog food for their animals. This has led them to do their best to work with new research about how to feed a dog and use that knowledge to help provide better dog food. Dog owners have been highly responsive to Beneful’s impressive market efforts. In recent years, their loyalty and appreciation of the brand have led to enormous success in the market as pet owners have often flocked to their side. Dog owners know they can count on Beneful to offer them the best possible dog food each time they purchase it. They know that any time they choose to feed their dog Beneful products, they are doing something that ideal for their pet. Dog owners also know that all varieties offered by Beneful will easily satisfy the needs of their adored animal companions.

Just Like Children, Beneful

Just like children, you have to be careful not to love your pet to death. This is a simple euphemism, but it highlights a powerful point. An overweight or underweight dog is not a happy pet. This is not a determination of what constitutes a good owner, but it does signify an informed owner. Dogs that are very active require much more food than dogs of even moderate activity. Failure to do so means active dogs will be running on empty in their most active periods. Dogs can have a lack of nutrition based on the type of dog food rather than simply not enough food making it even easier to underfeed your active dog. To rectify this situation, it is necessary to change the dog food and the feeding regimen in terms of amounts. I recommend Beneful in all dog food situations, but their formula called Healthy Weight Beneful with chicken allows owners that have been underfeeding to stabilize their feeding regimen. When their dogs will be inactive for a time, they can transitions to Beneful’s Playful brand with real beef and egg. This double protein dose is the type of nutrition active dogs need for maintenance after strenuous activity for a time.
Being overweight is as dangerous for a dogs as being underweight. This problem can occur for multiple reasons also. Inactive dogs should be fed somewhat less than the food label recommendations. The recommendations on dog food labels assume dogs will be moderately active, and they make their recommendations based on this. Dogs may tend to overeat when they are not getting the appropriate nutrition also. Combine this with inactivity or a naturally inactive breed and becoming overweight becomes more possible.
To combat this situation, the answer is Beneful also. Beneful Healthy Weight with chicken is the go-to brand to stabilize the weight situation also. The next answer is more exercise combined with a brand like Beneful Tuscan Style Medley that has the correct nutrition. I recommend Beneful’s Chopped Blends on Amazon for dogs losing weight because the most food will satiate them more without adding unnecessary calories from unknown sources. After this initial phase, Beneful has a multitude of other brands for variety.