Squaw Valley has been working hard to improve their water quality. In November of 2016, an unusually strong rainstorm hit Squaw Valley. Due to the impact of the storm, a recently upgraded water system was contaminated. Traces of E.coli and coliform were detected in the water. Squaw Valley acted quickly and at no point was the contaminated water available to the public.
Squaw Valley swiftly reported the contamination to Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District. These agencies, along with other health experts, have been working with Squaw Valley to remedy the situation. The water is being treated consistently and improving vastly.
Squaw Valley is making certain that they keep the public notified of the water status by issuing statements. In their most recent statement, they informed the public that no traces of E.coli and very low traces of coliform are present in the water.
The safety of their patrons is of the utmost importance to the resort. They will continue to work diligently until they can assure their guests that water usage is safe. In the meantime, the resort encourages their patrons to continue to ski. Squaw Valley will continue to report the condition of their water safety to the public, until they are fully assured by health officials and water safety experts, that the water is safe for consumption.
Marc Sparks is well-known for his success as an entrepreneur. Based in the Dallas, Texas area, Sparks has been active in business since his graduation from high school in 1975. With over 40 years of experience, his advice is sought after.
Sparks loves to start and build companies. His first major success was with a software company. He was wildly successful in that business, selling over $200 million in product. Sparks has been a force in the telecom space as well. He has been involved with communications companies including Splash Media, Cardinal Telecom, and Blue Jay Wireless.
Currently, Marc Sparks runs Timber Creek Capital. This is a very private equity firm, where he maintains a handful of investments. In addition to this work, Sparks’ charity work takes up a great deal of his time.
Marc Sparks maintains a presence online through his website. There, he provides information and advice. There is also a contact form, where budding entrepreneurs can reach out to Sparks. He is always looking for a promising new idea to fund, or an inventor to mentor.
As a Christian, Sparks credits God with helping him to achieve. Although he wasn’t a great student, and does not hold many advanced degrees, Sparks has been able to earn respect and large amounts of money. He remembers the setbacks he has faced along the way, and works to stay humble. His journey and relationship with God is chronicled in his book “They Can’t Eat You.”
One project close to Sparks’ heart is The Samaritan Inn. This is a homeless shelter that Sparks has been involved with for decades. With his support, this shelter has grown to serve a number of individuals and families.
Jason Hope, the Arizona tech entrepreneur famous for founding mobile content provider Jawa, has recently taken to the internet to raise awareness of the almost limitless possibilities that will be unlocked by the coming advent of the Internet of Things. This new dimension of total network reach will usher in an area of such things as self-driving cars and self-opening doors on a level never seen before. But it will also have profound impacts on the daily lives of everyone who interacts with these devices.
Hope predicts that by the year 2020, there will have been an aggregate total of over $6 trillion invested in the rising technology. This will include everything from self-driving delivery trucks to totally automated warehouses to self-adjusting thermostats capable of optimization through the use of sophisticated algorithms. Hope estimates that the cost savings and efficiency gains from this widespread deployment of self-aware devices will be unprecedented. And, unlike some, he is unperturbed by the prospects of quickly spreading automation. He believes that, rather than putting many workers on the bread lines, the reductions in need for labor will bring about such things as the universal basic income and the 15 hour work week.
Many of the predicted gains, Hope avers, will come in the form of automation and the reduction for the need of human intervention in all kinds of industrial processes. However, much of it will also come from simple efficiency gains as devices, hardware and parts become fitted with the means to record, store and retrieve data. One such example is the ability of thermostats to dramatically increase the heating efficiency of buildings. Doors will be fitted with thermometers, barometers and other devices to collect data on the internal ambiance of buildings. Such things as door opening times in winter can have profound impacts on the overall ability of buildings to retain heat.
Hope sees these things as constituting a new era in human history, the age of total technological permeation.