Covers.com Analyzes the Miami Beach Bowl

Central Michigan pulled out a surprise win over Oklahoma State so there is a lot of buzz about the team’s chances in the upcoming Miami Beach Bowl. The current NCAAF odds, however, list Central Michigan as a definitive underdog. The always top-notch Covers.com shows the team is facing Tulsa with Tulsa at -12.5. Covers.com is a great resource for news and information about college football odds and more. Detailed articles and video features go into great depth on the subject of odds and gambling. The analysis about the Central Michigan vs. Oklahoma State bowl game features some of Covers.com’s finest work. Learn more here: http://www.covers.com/odds/football/college-football-odds.aspx

An interesting part of the analysis here is the reference to Tulsa as a “high scoring team”. Even though Tulsa might be known for scoring very high, the over-and-under is low by college football standards. 69.5 is not high at all, for that matter, for college basketball. With the -12.5 line, this would assume either Tulsa could score a lot over Central Michigan, but neither team is going to score high. Coming up with college football odds is not easy. A lot of serious thought and reflection has to be performed by the oddsmakers. They have to watch a lot of college football with a careful eye and research must be done on the teams in question.

Central Michigan’s recent history is not all that impressive though. The team had a host of losses before coming up with an unexpected victory. Central Michigan clearly wants to build on all that momentum and walk away a bowl winner. The desire to win could be very strong. Not strong enough though as the oddsmakers has not made the team a preferred favorite in the point spread line.

Tulsa is an inspired team for a host of reasons. The team only suffered three loses and finished second in its conference. The team played strong all throughout the season. Big favorites with college football odds usually do perform well and Tulsa is no exception.

Tulsa debuted at -11.5 and was always the favorite in this particular bowl matchup. The movement of public money and sentiment did lead to the minor change to -12.5. The change was not radical or dramatic. Consider the added point to be a prudent changing of the point spread.

The Miami Beach Bowl is not shaping up to be a game with an unexpected outcome. Still, the game could be a thrilling one for sports wagering fans.

Mike Baur Lends Expertise to Start Ups

Mike Baur is a co-founder and managing partner for the Swiss Start Up Factory (SSUF), along with his partners Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. He is also a speaker at the World Web Forum on the Investor Panel, co-founder and Director of the Swiss Start up Association, and also became the Deputy Managing Director of CTI when they partnered with SSUF. With an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne, Mike takes his passion of helping young entrepreneurs to a whole new level with his role in the company.

 

The Swiss Start Up Factory is a Zurich based company that launched in 2014. It offers a three month acceleration program for new start ups with the intention of helping to get them on their feet and offering support in a lot of different areas. It is the number one independent and privately financed early stage start up company in Switzerland, and offers everything from pitch training and coaching to access to their market research team, marketing/IT/accounting support, and product development assistance. The company takes on two batches per year, one in February and another in September for their three month acceleration program that offers another six months of support post-program. The program offers three main areas, covering finance, which includes assistance gaining financial support from investors, business development, their model being “Build, Measure, Learn”, and leadership and management, which offers their expertise in getting, and keeping, the best people possible for your company.

 

Before leaving to help found SSUF, Mike spent 20 years working in the Swiss banking industry, for both UBS and Clariden Leu. He has used his vast amount of knowledge in this area to help out start ups with fund raising and financing rounds for the company. He also invests a lot of his time to the Young Swiss Entrepreneurs and supports various different start ups, both financially and as a mentor. He has also served as a jury member for the START Summiteer, which is a start up pitching contest for the University of St. Gallen. For more information on SSUF, you can visit their homepage here.

 

IAP Worldwide Leads In Logistics

Stepping Up To The Challenge
Distribution is a tricky thing. To deliver goods across states, countries, and continents you need a carefully crafted system and capable hands. IAP Worldwide provides just that for the clientele it serves. From militaries in need of battle supplies to nonprofits delivering vital supplies IAP Worldwide has its work cut out. Fortunately IAP Worldwide has some of the best engineers and logistics experts in the world on its team. They take their understanding to give each project IAP takes on the most precise measurements and optimized designs. Without these minds the world as we know it is impossible.

Working For An Entire Country
The best exemplar of IAP Worldwide is the air traffic system the firm built for Afghanistan recently. After years of war and other forms of devastation Afghanistan needed some means of regulating the aircraft traffic flow between its various airports. Understanding the strength of IAP the national Afghan government trusted IAP to create it. After building the air traffic system IAP created a company with the task of regulating the air traffic system. This task, building a complex system and a company to regulate it, is exactly the sort of thing IAP specializes in.

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Finding The Right People
The work IAP Worldwide does requires a vast workforce of people with a diverse array of talents. Naturally IAP Worldwide is one of the America’s top hirers. Taking a look at the IAP Careers page found on their website you can find jobs for everyone from engineers to construction workers. Logistics is a fairly lengthy process. Engineers design the infrastructure needed for deliveries, accountants examine the costs, and once everything is in place construction teams set development into motion. There is never a lack of opportunity at IAP Worldwide.

The Government’s Helping Hand
Much of the work IAP Worldwide does revolves around the government. Although this usually means performing some task for the military it can also involve assisting civilians. When Hurricane Matthew struck the Atlantic Coast IAP Worldwide was responsible for delivering clean water and other supplies to affected individuals. In fact in just about every step in the disaster relief the logistics of IAP played a role. IAP had to create supply routes, find the victims of the hurricane, and ensure their safety. Fortunately IAP had the world’s most capable hands working for them to sort out this tragedy.

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A Statement Regarding the Contaminated Water Systems at the Upper Mountain of Squaw Valley

On 8th November news emerged that some bacteria, E. coli, and coliform were detected in the drinking water in the upper mountain of Squaw Valley. The report initially got reported to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health. The public Relation Director of Squaw Valley came on board to issue a complete statement based the news.

In response the potential health problem, the water was continuously treated and slowly there were some improvements. The upper mountain usually gets served by four wells. Wesley Nicks who is the director of Placer County Environmental Health was speaking to Sierra Sun Tuesday, and he confirmed that three wells are safe from E. coli, and only low levels of coliform were remaining.

Restaurants at or near the upper mountain were not in operational as the water treatment exercise was still underway. The skiers got banned from drinking the water as well to avoid health issues and fortunately no incident has been reported yet. All other activities are still operational around the area including skiing up and down at the ski resort.

On Sunday, November 30, Liesl Kennedy who serves as a Public Relations Director of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows gave a statement regarding the water quality in the area.

Below are some the facts that he stated that are underlying the water quality at the upper mountain of Squaw Valley.

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He began by saying that the heavy rains that fell in the month of October was quite unusual and ended up causing damage to the water systems in Placer County. Squaw Valley had an issue with the water systems during summer, and new upgraded systems got installed in the area. The system’s installation at Gold Coast and High Camp led to the contamination of the system. Only the systems in the area got affected, and the polluted water was not available for consumption by the public.

The second fact by Kennedy was that during their routine testing of the water they were able to detect the underlying problem and immediately took action. They first communicated to the Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County Environmental Health as well and asked for help. He says that the two organizations contributed in resolving the issue by treating the water and ensuring it are not consumed for any purpose by the public until the water is clean and safe for consumption. He promised that they are going to make sure that the regular water consumption at Gold Coast and High Camp will not be available, till the water safety experts and other health officials give a go ahead.

He added that all they care about is the safety of their customers and that is why they took great responsibility on this particular safety issue. Liesl Kennedy assured the people that they would continue enjoying all the facilities offered at High Camp and Gold Coast once the water issue is resolved. The guests were promised to enjoy free bottled drinking water after the reopening of their services.

Liesl Kennedy noted that he would inform the guests when they are fully back in operation and also took the opportunity to thank the water safety experts for their assistance in resolving the issue.

Doe Deere and The Makeup of The Galaxy

The Queen of Unicorns, or better known to those as Doe Deere has spent much of her time coming up with different makeup choices for those who want to have access to hot new color trends on the market. Up until recently, not many makeup lines carried eye shadow colors that were simply out of this world. Many would offer your basic shades of neutral, blues or pinks but nothing so bright that it stood out against a solid backdrop. With the cosmetic brand, Lime Crime, the creator, Doe Deere perfected the option of adding more color to your wardrobe.

All people in all walks of life are now able to broadcast their love of makeup with the out of this world color choices available. Because of their ability to make people feel comfortable in their own skin, they have become one of the hottest trends on social media as well as in the digital world. They have overtaken the internet by storm and have set a whole new way of life with makeup in motion.

If you are someone who loves their makeup and loves to wear colors that make you pop or stand out among the crowds, you must try the blue Unicorn lipstick. This is just one of the hottest shades of lip color being offered by Lime Crime. If you are afraid to give their makeup a try because you simply don’t know much about them, you can feel better knowing that they are cruelty free and have been acknowledged as such by places such as PETA and Leaping Bunny.

If you are someone who likes to be different from others, if you are someone who want’s to be separated from the crowd, this brand of makeup is the one that you will want to give a try. There is no trying too hard with this brand. There are a multitude of colors to choose from and there is no right or wrong way to wear your makeup. What you do with your makeup is up to you. The mission of Doe Deere is to make you feel like your own individual instead of falling into the crowd with all the others. That is why Doe Deere has spent so much time coming up with new ideas for makeup. They not only focus on makeup but also offer body glitter and even nail polish color choices.

How GTL’s recent press release is highly inaccurate

I was surprised when GTL made a press release concerning licenses and patents of Securus Technologies. I have known Securus for long and know of the honesty and integrity of the company. The CEO of Securus Technologies seconded my argument through a press release where he indicates that Securus has over 239 patents and licenses provided by the government. GTL, technologies has nearly half of these patents.

 

Richard A. Smith, the company CEO stated in recent interview that he loves the nature of work he does for the correction facilities. The recent misinformation by GTL shows that it offends not just people in the correctional facilities but the whole community it serves. They have gone way below the integrity line and released information that is not based on facts. The CEO states that Securus Technologies is not out there to pick fights and make money. They have a care for the customer they want to serve. Watch more on youtube.com.

 

The wrongdoings and breaches of integrity presented by Global Tel-Link tell a lot about the actions by the company. There has been evidence of unauthorized programming of telephone devices by the company. Such a programming went to consume 15 to 36 seconds of extra time which is paid for by the customer. GTL has also had higher call rates than that which was specified by the rates communication networks. The company has charged huge amounts unfairly to its customers.

 

GTL itself has been involved in multiple wrongdoings in the past. One of the first wrongdoings was highlighted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. There was a 17-page order on unlawful additions to calls, increased duration of calls and adjusting of calls when people talked on their mobile phones. Apart from this, evidence was presented that GTL raised their telephone rates higher than the required standards.

 

 

College Basketball Betting on Covers.com

I like to place bets. This is an easy thing to do when you go to Covers.com I love to watch college basketball games, and I figure that I may as well make some money since I am already following the teams. I have been a fan of betting online, and I think that many people are going to be impressed with betting on websites like Covers.com.

I used to participate in office pools at work, but I have found that this is was not really getting me the results that I wanted. I found myself a lot more interested in using Covers.com because this website gave me a good run down of the team stats. This is good for me because I don’t always have the chance to watch all the games the way that I would like to. I rely on Covers.com to give me the stats that allow me to make intelligent guesses on certain college basketball odds.

Basketball games are bountiful. I don’t watch football enough to know how many games these athletes play, but I know that there are more than 80 games during the course of the year in the NCAAB. This is just the regular season. That doesn’t include the playoffs and the finals. I think that people can actually earn a lot of money throughout the year when they place bets on these games. Sometimes I check out the odds and the expert picks on Covers.com to get some insight on how things are looking for my team. This site also gives me information on the match up history so I can get a feel of how previous games were played.

Everyone needs something to do that will help them relax. I love to watch sports, and I really do like to engage in activity that will help me earn some extra cash. When I bet on sports I get the chance to accomplish two things at the same time. This is why I have been become so interested in checking out games and placing my bets. I have become quite good at picking several teams and I have won quite a bit over the years. I know I will never become a millionaire or anything near that from making NBA bets, but I have a lot of fun doing this and I also make pretty decent money with the teams I choose.

Banking solutions that make planning for college easier

The parents and other stakeholders of the College Savings Bank of New Jersey have a reason to smile after the institution was sold to NexBank Investment. In the Merger that was announced by NexBank, the College Bank gets to keep their name, but will be operating as a division of the larger organization. The benefit of this merger is that they have an expanded capital base, but will get to keep their current operation.
This information was revealed by John Holt, the CEO at NexBank. According to the deal, the college bank will also be allowed to keep its branding. This is great news especially because the bank has been working as a brand and providing college savings since 1987. The bank has been managing programs for the Indiana college choice CD 529 savings plan. It is also connected with the Arizona Family College Savings Plan.
About NexBank
The main bank that NexBank operates under is the NexBank Capital, Inc. The organization is diversified and serves customers all over the country. The main areas under which the main bank operates are:
• Investment banking
• Commercial banking
• Mortgage banking
The bank has an online banking portal. This is supposed to bring their services closer to the customers by simplifying processes and making visits to the bank a reserve for when it is absolutely possible.
The leadership of Nexbank is headed by James Dondero and has a capital base of $3.5 Million in assets. The executive leadership tries to come up with services that are in line with the ever evolving needs of the customers. By taking in an institution that offers students savings opportunities, they will be expanding their customer base while at the same time improving the process of service delivery. It is a step in the right direction for college savings programs.

The Marketing Genius of Kenneth Goodgame

The growth of True Value may have drawn curiosity about the people behind it. Kenneth Goodgame has made his mark in merchandising and advertising. His achievements cannot be summarized in one paragraph. He has lead different retail companies to success throughout his career. Between 2013 and 2015, he was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at True Value. True Value is a retail hardware company. It is one of the world’s largest member-owned cooperatives.

Kenneth studied marketing and finance at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He first worked as a product merchant at Hardlines D28 in 1995. During his tenure, Hardlines achieved YOY growth of 20 percent. In 2001, he moved on to John Deere where he worked as a senior global product merchant. The company generated $375 million in sales. Kenneth held positions at Bernzomatic, Rubbermaid Cleaning, and Irwin PTA & Shur-Line Painting Products between 2002 and 2007. Under his leadership, as the president and general manager, Bernzomatic achieved 94 percent growth in two years.

His achievements do not end there. Kenneth was appointed the president of Baja Motorsports, a subsidiary of Techtronic Industries. He managed to turn the companies $2.5 million annual loss to $5 million profit. To achieve this, he restructured all the company’s major departments. Within two years, Baja Motorsports had opened 30 new branches nationwide. His stint as the general merchandising manager at Ace Hardware Corporation between 2010 and 2013 was also successful. In that period, Ace achieved 4.5 percent growth in annual sales. Kenneth Goodgame moved on to True Value in 2013. He is credited with initiating the “pay for play” vendor-supported advertising. True Value appeared on national television for the first time in 10 years as a result of the program. This lead to eight percent growth in customer count. His other programs such as 250 SKU EDLP and 4 SKU end cap are still doing well today.

Kenneth’s Goodgame success is mainly due to his ability to take ideas, and turn them into a vision that everyone has confidence in. He believes in involving all employees and partners in decision making.

The Israeli – American Real Estate Mogul- Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is a prominent real estate mogul who started out as a commercial real estate sales agent in 1983. He is the managing director of Hager Pacific Properties, which he owns alongside two other partners. He is in charge of dispositions, funding and property management. The firm purchases and improves vacant and underutilized properties.

Adam Milstein has substantial properties under his name with over 3000 apartments and other real estate portfolios in the commercial and industrial properties sector. The firm manages over 100 properties in the United States. His interests in real estate started to bud as he helped in his father’s real estate construction in between school
holidays.

Born in Haifa, Israel, he is the first-born son of Eva Milstein a Mexican immigrant and Hillel Milstein, an Argentine immigrant. During his early high school education, he participated in the Israelis Scholastic Olympics of Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute.

In 1978, he graduated from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics. After finishing the mandatory military service, having fought in The Yom Kippur War of 1973, he relocated to the United States after marrying his wife, Gila Elgrably. In 1983, He graduated from the Marshals Business School, University of South California. He currently lives in Encino with his family.

Mr. Milstein, also known as Tulivan Milstein is the co-founder and chair of the Israeli –American Council. He is also the president of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He is the co-founder of the Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a board member of the stand with us, and a member of Hasbara Fellowships.

In Early October this year, he was position 39 in the list of Israelis most influential personalities. The Jerusalem Post! rewards individuals for their outstanding participation in making the world a better place. Mr. Milstein won the awards on merits of their philanthropic activities carried out by the family’s foundation started in February 2011.

The Adam and Gila family foundation’s pillars are; active philanthropy, life path impact and philanthropic synergy all geared to improving the Jewish peoples’ welfare.