Has Norka Luque Always Been a Singer?

Norka Luque started her career off as a student in France who was studying to become a major business mogul. She earned her degree in business and quickly entered the workforce. She learned, though, that this was something that she did not want to do. The career was not fulfilling and did not give her the creative freedom that she wanted to have in the things that she did. Since she was a creative person, she knew that she had to do something that would allow her to bring out the creativity that she had been harboring throughout her life.

Since she wanted to be creative, she thought that a career in the culinary field would be the answer. She was in France and had the opportunity to study with the best of the best because of this. This was something that not may people had a chance to do and something that allowed her to see a high level of success when she first started out. She learned, though, that it was difficult to find a career in a country where everyone is one of the best chefs in their field. It did not give her the creative freedom that she hoped for.

While Norka was trying to find her true calling, she dabbled in different career fields so that she was able to find something that made her feel better. This was something that set her apart from others and something that gave her the experience that she needed to be successful. Her jaunt into the fashion world also gave her the experience to design her own stage costumes and create something that was great for the way that she performs while she is on stage. It has been a great help to her in her singing career.

During the time that she was doing different things, Norka always enjoyed singing. She had not done it professionally, but she had voice lessons and piano lessons that allowed her to know the ins and outs of singing and performing. She never imagined that this would be a career and something that she could do. She took a chance, though, at singing for her career and it paid off. She gets the creative freedom she craved before, she is successful and she enjoys singing and performing for people around the world while making a difference for herself and making money.

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Andy Wirth, Newly Elected Reno-Tahoe Chairman

A Man, his Legacy, and his New Position

Andy Wirth is a man who’s had a very interesting and successful life. Wirth is most famous for being the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings who has worked hard to ensure his ski resort is one of the absolute finest tour destinations in the world however he’s had other accomplishments under his belt. In addition to his role as a CEO, Wirth is also a contributor to the community and environmental service organizations within the Lake Tahoe area to improve the area for everyone. Wirth has also co-founded an Ironman team called “Wounded Warrior Support” to raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation as well as honor the men of the Navy SEALs. Wirth did this sometime after a near-fatal skydiving accident and it perhaps highlights his character. And now, he’s found himself a new position.

“I am honored to serve in this role for the Regional Air Service Corporation. I believe that the landscape of, and future for our region, including the greater Reno-Sparks area and all of Lake Tahoe, is replete with opportunity. Air service into our region is and will continue to be one of the central elements of our growing and thriving economy,” said Wirth.

Back in January Wirth had been elected to serve as the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC). Wirth’s position was decided upon due to his major involvement with the development of airports and air services ranging from Colorado to Quebec for major resorts and communities. Wirth wasn’t the only new addition to the RASC ranks as Kimberlee Tolkien and Andy Chapman were voted to become the RASC’s new Vice Chair/Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

About Squaw Valley

Discovered by Alex Cushing in 1946 during a ski trip with his friends, the ski resort first officially opened on November 24, 1949. What started off as a small resort by Cushing has evolved into one of the world’s finest ski resorts. So fine in fact that Olympic skiers are among the regulars of the resort.

Andy at WSJ

Magnises Is Exploring New Territory In The Millennials World

The private club concept has been around for decades. The Playboy club was the member-based platform that baby-boomers were attracted to in the 1960s. There were other private clubs in cities all over the country that offered members deals at restaurants and other venues. One of the most popular restaurant clubs in Chicago in the 1960s was the Millionaire’s Club on Tumblr. LA still has private clubs and so does just about every big city in the country, but none of those clubs offer memberships exclusively to Millennials. But young tech entrepreneur, Billy McFarland decided he would step up, and start a private club that catered to the elite Millennial crowd on Dujour. Trying to entice Millennials to join anything is a challenge, but McFarland is a Millennial from New York, so the thought of opening a tech-based membership venue for his generation didn’t scare him.

McFarland launched Magnises, the private membership club that focuses on the wants and needs of Millennials in March 2014. Billy developed a Magnises black card that is capable of interacting with a debit or credit card. For $250, the black Magnises card gives young professionals access to special deals in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Millennials get discounts at restaurants, clubs, and bars when they used the black card. Members are offered exclusive getaways, and they can book private concerts that are next to impossible to attend without the black Magnises card. Magnises members that need office space can rent a desk at Alley in New York City for $99 a month. The rent is normally $500 a month for non-Magnises members.

The Magnises concept is more than a private club that offers hotel rooms at a super special rate and gives members the chance to go to the hottest nightclubs in New York that only cater to the money crowd. Magnises is a movement, according to Billy McFarland. McFarland’s goal is to make living in big cities more unique than it already is, especially for young professionals in the fashion, tech, and finance industry. McFarland’s goal is to open doors for the young crowd that is often discounted for their attitude about the system and the people that run the system. McFarland wants to link young professionals in New York, Washington, Atlanta, LA, Boston, Chicago and London in a way that has never been done before.

The interesting fact about Magnises is young, successful professionals want to be recognized in a different way, and McFarland has given them a platform to enjoy that low-key recognition. Using a black card to get special perks is the perfect way for Millennials to express their freedom without conforming to the system.

More than 12,000 Millennials have joined Magnises since 2014, and the word is spreading that McFarland’s concept is a deal. What Magnises offers does have meaning and the deals offered do make life more fun for its members. McFarland believes fun is essential in the lives of Millennials, and he makes sure his life is filled with it.

Lime Crime Makes A Bold Statement


Lime Crime is known for setting a bold new statement with their makeup line. Their league of followers come from all walks of life. Fans are found in this country and around the globe. Lime Crime is a dazzling line of makeup that brings trend setting, cruelty free makeup to the attention of women that like a look that demands attention. The founder of this wonderful line of products is the one and only Doe Deere. Doe Deere launched Lime Crime cosmetics back in 2008 to a makeup market that was starving for bold and original cosmetics colors.

Get Ready For More Lime Crime

The makeup company is always on the cutting edge of the fashion, beauty, and makeup trends. They recently released something that is sure to please their fans. First, it began with Superfoils, launched in June. This was a water activated, wet dry eyeshadow line. Needless to say, the new entry was an amazing success and a social media favorite. It was one of the company’s most popular popular makeup launches. New metallic colors are going to make a debut this fall. The Velvetines and Superfoil colors are bold statements that are making a big hit with the company’s followers. Doe Deere is very proud of her new addition to the makeup line. She notes that the Superfoils are easy to apply, just like the Velvetines. However, Deere suggest that the best way to rock the metallics is to over line the lips with a darker color, before filling them in.


Lime Crime

This company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. This is the perfect location for such a bold, trend-setting company. The company has a very interesting philosophy that guides them in the creation of their cosmetic line. They believe that makeup is more than just a tool to cover up imperfections. Makeup is about freedom and self expression. The company is committed to bringing the highest quality makeup line to the consumer. In addition, their makeup line is animal cruelty free and completely vegan. Get in touch with the company via social media or on their website.

Labaton Sucharow’s Client Receives The Second Largest SEC Whistleblower Award

In June 2016, Labaton Sucharow announced that the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) had awarded their client over $17 million. This is because the client (whistleblower) had exposed a possible major violation in the financial service industry. It is now close to six years after the whistleblower program came into existence. This prize money is regarded as the second largest to be issued by the SEC to a whistleblower. The whistleblower provided accurate information against a major figure in the financial markets. Because of his actions, the SEC managed to recover huge amounts of money that would have otherwise been embezzled.

The client chose to report the case anonymously through Jordan A. Thomas, a SEC whistleblower lawyer. This way, the whistleblower was able to avoid blacklisting and retaliation. Jordan Thomas, the Chair of the Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation, applauded his client’s boldness to bring out such crucial information. He stated that in future, SEC would handle more of such cases from courageous whistleblowers. Jordan added that the present case was the beginning of many others to come. The SEC whistleblower attorney was also the first to represent a public company officer who later received a whistleblower award. In addition, he represented the first case where the SEC charged an employer for attempting to retaliate against a whistleblower.

The enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 brought many reforms. It created a whistleblower program that sought to protect employment and financial incentives. The Act enabled individuals to report any violations regarding the federal securities laws to the SEC. The program offers eligible whistleblowers 10-30% of the total money collected from a successful case. The Congress established an Investor Protection Fund to ensure there are adequate funds to pay awards to eligible whistleblowers. Labaton Sucharow was the first law firm to administer the whistleblower program by protecting and advocating for SEC whistleblowers.

For over 50 years, Labaton Sucharow LLP has been representing institutional investors, individuals and businesses in business litigation and complex litigation regarding securities. The law firm has been successful because of its team of qualified employees. Its whistleblower representation practice entails a first-class in-house group of investigators and forensic accountants who are highly experienced in matters of law enforcement. The firm’s financial analysts play a significant role in the entire process of whistleblower representation. The entity’s culture of excellence has seen it emerge as one of the leading law firms based on its rankings by The National Law Journal’s Plaintiff’s Hot List, Chambers & Partners, the Benchmark Litigation and the Legal 500. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire as explained in the following link http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/second-largest-sec-whistleblower-award-granted-to-labaton-sucharow-client-300282555.html

David Osio Uses His Success To Increase His Philanthropic Activity

David Osio has built up a big reputation today as an entrepreneur and investor in real estate. Today, he has become dedicated to many different humanitarian projects and wants to improve the conditions of peoples lives all over the world with his capabilities. For years, David has contributed to charities and research groups to help benefit the local and global communities. For the past 20 years he has been building up a network of different non profit organizations, now he is finally trying to expand his reach even further.

David is a big supporter of medical research and protects, this includes the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation, an association that works around the globe. How much help is provided or the amount of the contribution is not what’s really important to David, any and all help no matter how small goes towards the overall bettering of the community at large.

David is also the Chief Executive Officer for Davos Financial Group, his company. For many years he has been slowly and steadily expanding the growth of his company on an international scale. Under David’s management, the company has been able to increase its total earnings each year. The company has grown enough to spread to new locations, such as Geneva, Panama, New York, and Lisbon.

David has earned many awards and honors today based on the level of generosity he shows others, not just in his philanthropic activities but he is also dedicated ot helping others find success themselves. He teaches people and tries to inspire others to follow in his footsteps to be successful and give back to the communities. It was back in 1988 that David attended the Catholic University Andres Bello, where he earned his Law Degree and got started on his highly successful career. He also went on to do more schooling at the New York Institute of Finance as well as the Institute of Higher Administration Studies.

David Osio is majorly responsible for the local and international projects of the company today, apart from the administrative role he holds. Over many years, David has managed to transform the company into a huge organization that operates internationally.

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Moving on Up

Town Residential is an established real estate firm based in New York that focuses on residential properties. Settling down in New York can be difficult when it comes to finding a house. New York is one of the busiest cities in the world. The first decision is whether to buy or rent. Each neighborhood in New York is unique. This does not make it easy when considering all of your real estate options. These are some of the reason why it is important to get professional help to make your experience easy going.


Town Residential was established in 2010 by Andrew Heiberger, chief executive, and co-chairman. They were named one of the top 50 places to work in New York City. Initially, they focused on rentals.


Some other services offered by them include sales, leasing, marketing property and property development. They have an experienced team that helps their clients find the perfect home or the perfect buyer. The firm offers their customers a buyers guide that will help them navigate that New York market. Their clients will get to view many properties. The client will be helped in any way possible to make this process easier. They also offer a sellers guide which gives advice on best suitable prices. This firm can also help people looking for rental properties in the city.


 Town Residential makes sure all properties are presentable and in tip top shape. Each property is marketed in the correct way to entice buyers. They advertise for the sellers which provide them with the stress-free process of selling their real estate.


Town Residential will guide all clients step by step through the process of buying or selling. They will find help you stay on budget. Town Residential is a respected real estate firm with many qualified representatives to help you find the perfect residential property.


Doug Levitt, Songwriter of America’s Economy

For more than ten years, singer-songwriter Doug Levitt because a very long Greyhound trip back and forth across America to gather the many stories, songs, pictures, and memories of the many bus passengers he encountered. His quest brought him face to face with individuals of all walks of life who for one reason or another met with present economic struggles along the road of life. His project, which he has called the “Greyhound Diaries” is the source material, thus far, for two EP recordings, a book, and a web series.

His ongoing project has been federally sponsored in order to bring attention to economic hardships. Levitt also makes performances at various places to share his music, pictures, and stories gleaned from his extensive travels. Doug Levitt has had an interesting path to this current years-long project. He was raised in Washington, D.C., the son of Councilmember Carol Schwartz. He credits his mother with instilling deep love and respect for politics and civics-related subjects It was also during these years that his entire outlook was deeply impacted by his father’s suicide.

Being raised in Washington, D.C. was also extremely helpful for his future career because helped him be more accepting of people who aren’t like him. Its been a very multicultural city with a variety of kind of lifestyles and economic levels also aided him. As did attending public schools which exposed him to all of this. When he grew up the talented young man became a CNN correspondent.

After coming back to America from his station in Europe, Levitt became inspired to use these gifts to help the obviously growing poverty level. He has been on the road since 2004. Since that time overall, the economic conditions of the country are better. However, Levitt says there are still a whole lot of people out there still struggling. For his project, Levitt said the bus industry was the key since financially struggling people often tend to take the bus. And with bus giant Greyhound he has very ample resources since it services a whopping 2,200 destinations all across the country.

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Raj Fernando: The Charismatic Leader of Scoutahead

Leaders are not born they are made. Leaders create a positive change in their followers and take care of the interests of their employees. Raj Fernando, CEO and founder of Scoutahead.com, is an expert in the financial market and a true leader.

Before he was a chief executive officer at Scoutahead, he was the founder of Chopper Trading. When Fernando was in college he began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He started off as a volunteer and then worked his way up into more promising positions.

In the year of 2002, Raj Fernando began Chopper Trading and during his leadership he was able to hire over 250 employees. Fernando treated his employees like gold. Within the breakroom, the employees had the opportunity to lift weights and play tennis. The company was designed to make sure it was a stress-free environment.

In 2016, Raj started his internet startup, Scoutahead. Scoutahead was designed to improve the productivity and growth of corporations through smart communication systems. Fernando has over 25 years of experience and almost a decade in leading cyber security. He provides only the best and top notch counsel for his organizations as well as the companies he works for.

Raj is part of the board of directors for the American Security Project. He is a member of the Chicago Council and he also assists with the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at Brooking Institution.

Fernando has contributed many hours towards supporting his dream. With the charisma and motivation of a leader, Raj Fernando will proceed to amaze and inspire.

How Eric Pulier Is Changing the Technology Industry

It takes a lot of work to be a great technologist but how does a technologist know how good he/she is? It is arguably easy for doctors to know if they are good at what they do or not. Does the sick patient live or not? Does the paralyzed man or woman walk or not? Does the broken bone heal or not? But how does a technologist know they are good at what they do? Their achievements depict how skillful they are at the job. Eric Pulier, for example, is a great technologist whose accomplishment in the industry proves it all.

Eric Pulier is well-known as one of the leading and most successful entrepreneurs in enterprise technology and government. He has founded and co-founded more than 20 companies that are renowned in the technology industry. He is an active investor in several seed level startups in technology and media, raising hundreds of million of dollars for the ventures. The companies Pulier has co-founded or founded include the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, Media Platform, ServiceMesh, Desktone, Akana, US Interactive and Digital Evolution.

Mr. Pulier was astute in technology from a young age, and he started programming computers while in fourth grade. He even founded a database computer company in high school. After graduating from Harvard University, Pulier relocated to Los Angeles where he established People Doing Things in 1991. PDT was a company that addressed issues to do with education, health care among others with the use of technology. Since then, Mr. Pulier has founded several technology companies.

Not only is Eric Pulier a technologist and entrepreneur but he is also a public speaker, columnist and published author. He even majored in English and American Literature while at Harvard and was a columnist for The Harvard Crimson. Mr. Pulier has written several books such as Understanding Enterprise SOA with co-author Hugh Taylor. The book gives young entrepreneurs insight on service offering and how to view technology differently. He also wrote The Enterprise Industrial Complex on the Forbes Magazine in 2012. Pulier is also a public speaker at premier technology conferences across the world and VAR Business named him one of 30 e-Visionaries.