The Clean Power Plan A Big Win To Andy Wirth

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Andy Wirth has long been a proponent of taking care of nature, looking out for local business, and inspiring change in important ways. Now the Squaw Valley CEO is getting a chance to actually manufacture some real change in the Reno region. As a member of the Reno Airport Authority Board, and a prominent voice around the Reno City Council, Wirth took a moment to release an op-ed through the Reno Gazette-Journal regarding the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, like much regarding climate change and the effect that humans have played, has been a divisive subject in Reno. However, Wirth made it very clear where his loyalties lay and why he supports the movement.

In an impassioned plea to readers, Andy Wirth spoke of how the Clean Power Plan could be a chance for the region to lead the way in environmentally friendly energy consumption. Wirth pointed to the poor air quality of the Reno region, the forest fires eating up the countryside, and the proximity of coal burning plants and he used that to launch into a chance for change. The Clean Power Plan, according to Wirth, gives the Reno City Council a way to make a real change for the positive of the environment. Wirth pointed to the CPP as an opportunity for the region to become a 21st Century example of change in the face of dramatic climate change.

Wirth went on to say that many of the largest companies in the world, like Apple and Microsoft, were beginning to seriously focus on minimizing their carbon footprint while pursuing clean energy opportunities. Wirth said that the Clean Power plan was “apolitical” and something that could help benefit the environment and their economy. He spoke of how the change to clean energy could bring in jobs while securing a healthier future.

Andy Wirth has been in the news often for his activities out in nature. He survived a deadly skydiving accident, nearly losing his arm in the process, and was back working for Squaw Valley within months. He’s a nature activist and a sharp business entrepreneur.


Andy Wirth Op Ed Champions Reno’s Clean Power Plan Project

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In early September, The Reno City Council voted in favor of supporting the Clean Power Plan, which is ultimately said to get our country moving in the right direction and away from dirty coal power. The right direction would be in the way of cleaner and more renewable energy. An Op Ed was recently written about this very subject by Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Wirth has tirelessly worked to make his skiing area a top tourist destination in the world. Wirth is also a Lake Tahoe champion for environmental and community service.

In his Op-Ed, Wirth discusses support for the Clean Power Plan in Reno and the vote by the city council that made them an important entity in the community. The council joins multiple private sector companies in support of the plan. Wirth says these are very different voices coming together to press the utility companies and our society more towards obtaining clean energy. He fully supports the Clean Power Plan.

Noting that the times have changed, with a new economy and opportunity for the Reno area region, Wirth says there has already been a great deal of progress made in building an energy economy using clean energy. Private companies that support the Clean Power Plan are putting the pressure on utility companies to incorporate this into their plans.
Wirth felt that the Clean Power Plan was an opportunity for citizens of Reno to ask and get more from the city’s elected officials. The push, by Wirth, is to make the region surrounding Reno the example and a leader in clean energy for the 21st century.

What the topic of clean energy is really about to Wirth though is the poor quality air that we breathe, which is truly unacceptable. But it is also apolitical. It’s about an opportunity to help usher in energy sourcing that is clean, along with opening the door to some world leading companies including Apple, Microsoft and Tesla. These companies are making it clear that having clean energy is the future.

Wirth is also chairman of the board of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Wirth’s Op-Ed was published through the Reno Gazette-Journal.


Exceptional Physiotherapist Brian Mulligan

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In the world of Physiotherapy, there are few who stand out so prominently as Brian Mulligan. Graduating the NZ School of Physiotherapy in 1954, he has been a member of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP) and many others over the years. He brandishes many positions and titles with various organizations such as an Honorary Fellowship of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists, an Honorary Life Memberships of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists and of the NZ Manipulative Therapists Association, Honorary Membership of the NZ College of Physiotherapy, also holding an Honorary Teaching Fellowship at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Although Brian Mulligan retired from clinical practice after over forty years in practice in 2000, he continues to teach internationally at seminars for physiotherapists and medical practitioners, bringing in large crowds. During this time, he has found a way to teach the Mulligan Concept of Manual Theory internationally through setting up an organization in 1995 to accredit teachers. There are 48 Mulligan Concept Teachers Associations (MCTA) currently, in 18 nations. A text book titled Manual Therapy: Nags, Snags, MWMs, etc” has been authored by Brian Mulligan, is in its sixth edition, revised and updated to include information on Mobilisations with Movement (MWMs) for the shoulder girdle making it a must have for anyone in the musculoskeletal field.

During his outstanding career in the field, he has received several esteemed awards such as the Ball Dynamics Award for Excellence in a Published Case Study and the Award of Excellence of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists. Most recently, at the World Confederations for Physical Therapy (WCPT) conference in Vancouver, he was honored with an International Service to the Profession Award for making exceptional contributions to the field with his development and teaching of the Mulligan Concept, a way of mobilization with movement. Brian Mulligans revolutionary techniques and teaching has brought about many advances in the field of physiotherapy, and he continues to help mold young minds with the most up-to-date practices.


Joseph Bismark on Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle

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According to an article released through Reuters, aspire magazine featured Joseph Bismark in their latest issue. In the magazine, Bismark reveals how he is able to sustain a healthy lifestyle. He is passionate about wellness and overall body fitness, and he doesn’t just talk about it, he walks the talk, too. For his routine, Bismarck incorporates a vegetarian diet, apps, exercises and literature.

Bismark’s weekly workouts involve kettlebells and “rip:60. He also does yoga poses, swimming and cycling. With MapMyRide, an app that is able to track his fitness activities, he is able to know his speed, pace, duration, distance, elevation and how many calories he has burned while cycling.

To Bismark, yoga is not just something he does; it is his way of life. Apart from doing it, he also teaches it. Teaching at the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga ensures that he is constantly updating his knowledge on the subject. One of the books that he has read recently is Anatomy of Yoga: An Instructor’s Inside Guide to Improving Your Poses. In the book, basics of Yoga are well explained.

According to Bismark, meditation is another important part of yoga. He utilizes SoundCloud as a tool for sharing his bhanjans chants and mantras with others.

Bismark considers the mind to be as important as the body as far as health is concerned. That’s where Luminosity comes in handy. The application uses fun scientific games to work out the brain. Bismark uses the web-based application for 15 minutes each day. Exercises not only make us fit but also help us in conquering our fears and self doubt.

A founding Director of the Q1 Group, Bismark’s work contributed in the building of a firm foundation upon which the company would grow. After a corporate restructuring of the company in 2008, he was made the Managing Director. His management style can be described as open and consultative; he values what everyone has to say. He lives by motto “everyone has the potential to do extraordinary things.”

His interest in healthy living is what informed the company’s decision to venture into the field of wellness and healthy organic foods. The talented and dynamic leader also believes in serving humanity as part of his spiritual growth. That is why he devotes part of his time to the corporate social responsibility arm of the company, the RYTHM foundation.


Dr. Daniel Amen: A Totally Amazing Psychiatrist

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An Overview
Dr. Daniel Amen is America’s most popular and well known psychiatrist who is double board-certified. He has written several books and articles, and he has received rave reviews from many trustworthy and respected professionals and organizations. He is also the founder and director of the Amen Clinics, and he is a New York Times best-selling author, in which he became the best-selling author nine times. Some Personal Aspects
Dr. Daniel Amen was born in 1954. He is married to Tana. He has four children, and he has five grandchildren. He is also a spectacular table tennis player. 

Amen Clinics
Dr. Amen’s clinics are located in San Francisco, CA; Newport Beach, CA; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; Reston, VA, and Bellevue, WA. His clinics contain the world’s largest database that include functional brain scans relative to behavior. These scans total nearly 90,000 from patients who are from 111 countries. 

The Amen Clinics offer medical services for people suffering from different brain disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and others. A single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) will be used to identify what the sub-categories are concerning these disorders. He also perform studies on brain injuries of professional athletes, and is the consultant for NFL’s post-concussions. 

His Beliefs and Work
Dr. Daniel Amen believes that brain health is essential to all success and health, and is therefore, committed to improving people’s brains and lives. He also has teamed up with Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, and Dr. Mehmet OZ, MD in being one of the main architects of the “Daniel Plan” at the Saddleback Church. This is a program that lasts for 52 weeks, and their focus is to make the world healthy through the religious organizations. 

Other Accomplishments 
Dr. Amen has other accomplishment as well that include the following:

1. He hosted, written, and produced nine popular shows, which talked about the brain. 
2. He authored and co-authored over 30 books, seven book chapters, and 60 professional articles. 
3. Several of his scientific articles were published in prestigious medical journals.
4. He appeared in movies called “The Crash Reel”, and “After the Last Round”. 
5. He appeared in Emmy award winning shows, such as the “Dr. Oz Show”, and “The Truth About Drinking”.
6. He spoke at distinguished scientific and medical organizations, such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Harvard’s Learning and the Brain Conference.
7. His work also appeared in numerous reputable shows and magazines, such as 20/20, BBC, Newsweek, and Time.

 

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