Swim to the top of the food chain with White Shark Media

In today’s business world, the internet keeps us all more connected than ever. This is great news, for the most part, unless your business is a small fish floundering in the open waters of the internet. For many small businesses, it can be impossible to swim to the surface of the average google search on your own. White Shark Media can bring your company into the spotlight.


White Shark Media understands that every small or medium business doesn’t have the time or resources needed to devote to running a successful online media ad campaign, and now, they don’t have to. White Shark Media has the experience and expertise to bring your SMB the attention it needs via Google. This allows their customers to leave their SEM performance in the hands of the White Shark Media professionals, while they focus their undivided attention towards the successful day to day operations and management of their business while still enjoying SEM and sales growth.


If you’re in business and feel like your company could benefit from more exposure online but the how and where of it all is overwhelming, White Shark Media can guide you into making the most of your online presence and search-ability by utilizing AdWords. If that’s a buzzword you’ve heard but are unsure of, Adwords can sound intimidating. They are really just essentially a pay-per-click service which allows you to construct and distribute ads for your business. These clickable ads are then displayed in Google’s search results. By using the correct, specific keywords for your target demographic, you’re already coming out on top because you’re reaching the precise people whom have an interest in your product or service.


Knowing that up to 80% of search results these days now contain Adwords right in the results, it’s simple to see how their effective use can help give your company an advantage. Adwords are a fast, engaging way to add growth to your company, and White Shark Media simplifies the process with their amazing customer service and knowledgeable staff, making it easy for your “little fish” of an SMB to be propelled to the top of the food chain.


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What We can Learn from Alan Thicke’s Heart Attack

Two days ago, many fans of 1980s television were stunned to learn that the father from “Growing Pains,”Alan Thicke had suffered a massive heart attack and died while he was playing ice hockey with his son, Carter. There are many reports that say Thicke was in perfect health, or so he seemed. Television’s most popular doctor, Dr. Oz decided to shed some light on that tragedy and give us some advice on what to do in a similar situation. Dr. Oz thinks that the freezing temperatures of the ice rink could have contributed to the heart attack. Dr. Oz recommends that anyone who seems to think he is having a heart attack should first call 911 to go to the hospital, lie down, and chew on an adult aspirin. Being in a reclining position can help the body absorb the aspirin that will thin out the blood.


Dr. Oz says that heart attacks happen more frequently in the winter than any other time of the year because of the cold weather and the more sedentary lifestyle. Cold weather can cause the blood vessels to contract and make it difficult for the blood and oxygen to get to the heart muscle. Doctors have made strides in learning how to prevent heart attacks, or at least decrease their fatality. Unfortunately, with Alan Thicke as an example, the medical profession still has more research to do.


Reports said that Thicke was responsive and seemed to be fine before he passed away. According to Dr. Oz, a person can be responsive if the vessel temporarily reopens, allowing some oxygen and blood to flow. Another scenario is, that while the person is resting, the heart can begin to tolerate the decrease in blood flow. When the blood vessels close, the patient may have to sit up a little to accommodate the blood vessels. This can cause pulmonary edema and an arrhythmia that can cause the blood cells’ energy to become unbalanced and then short out.


While there’s no age limit to when someone should give up winter sports, there are some other ways a person can prevent a heart attack. Make sure you get complete physicals every year. If you drink or smoke, stop it. Get plenty of rest.



Equities First Holdings: Specializing In Stock Based Loans

One of the most acknowledged companies in the provision of alternative solutions to the credit society is Equities First Holdings. The company has worked, for more than 14 years of professional experience in loan, to offer solutions to business and individuals ready to set aside their stocks as collateral for the loans. For this reason, it has also gained traction as one of the most trusted companies in this category. For you to meet your personal needs without stating the intended use of the money, you must first acquire the services of Equities First Holdings which is knowledge all over the world as the best solution for getting loan.

Equities First Holdings has been reported to have access and offices to offer solutions to at least all the continents of the world. This is the reason why they have achieved this amount of growth within a short period. For now, the company is worth more than $40 million. The company also has its headquarters in Indianapolis with other regional offices in New York. Its offices in all the continents include Perth, Seoul, Sydney, Indianapolis, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. For this reason, it has used its offices to offer more than 2,000 completed transactions in their portfolio of services in the world. For this reason, this amount translates to more than $2 billion in issued by the company to other parties.

The company, under the leadership of the Al Christy as the Founder and President of Equities First Holdings, has worked to have more than 50 employees. According to Christy, many people don’t understand the main differences between the stock-based loans and margin loans. While the two loans use stocks as collateral to secure working capital, they have many differences which are not written. One of them is that the stock-based loans offer a more seamless transaction where you do not qualify for the loan when you state the use of the money.

California to Boost Energy Efficiency in Computers and Monitors

People love to spend a lot of time on their computers. Others really don’t want to spend significant time in front of a screen, but their job requires this of them. While both reasons for staying glued to a desk chair are different, the end result is the same: the computers are draining up power. The state of California has taken notice of energy efficiency related to computers and is putting forth regulations.


Both computers and monitors are going to be required to meet efficiency standards. The goal here is to cut down on energy consumption when the computers are not being actively used. The “touch and go” approach to computer usage can lead to a drop in energy efficiency. Someone working on a computer may stop for a bit and allow the device to go idle. The screensaver will prevent burn-in so no harm done. Well, some harm is being done since energy is being drained by a computer that really isn’t being used.


The regulations are intended to cut down on energy consumption and will slowly be phased in over a three-year period starting in 2018. Likely, a lot of consumers are going to purchase computers before these regulations go into effect. No, that is not because they do not want to conserve or preserve the environment. They might be worried about the choices of computers being sold in the Golden State once the regulations have been approved.


Manufacturers are not going to make all their models appropriate for the California area. While California is a large consumer market and the state is hugely populous, there are other parts of the country in which manufacturers sell their wares. Manufacturing may only choose to modify a select number of models specifically for the California market. This is one reason why the three-year plan is put into effect. The 36 months allows manufacturers to make plans to effectively release products into the state. Sellers in the state do not end up being blindsided by unexpectedly having less stock available to them.


Taking steps to improve efficiency is clearly a major priority of the government in California. Regulators and legislators, however, do not want to harm any segment of the state’s economy. Doing so would bring forth other problems.


The Benefits of Wen Hair Care

Wen has a number of all-natural products that are free of harsh ingredients, which is appealing to many consumers these days. The cleansing and styling products in the Wen hair care line are also effective when it comes to keep the hair in place and making strands significantly healthier. Wen as even had the support of celebrities over the years who have endorsed the line and say that Wen makes their hair softer and healthier.

The cleansing conditioners are among the most popular products in the Wen hair care line. The lavender conditioner helps to soothe the scalp and reduce dryness. The sweet almond oil conditioner has a pleasant scent and deep conditions the hair, and the pomegranate conditioner saturates the hair with necessary moisture. These conditioners can also be combined with water for a leave-in conditioner that will make the hair stronger and less frizzy throughout the day.

Styling creme, mousse and intensive hair treatment are also part of the Chaz Dean hair care line, http://chazdean.com/store.aspx. The intensive hair treatment can be used immediately after washing and conditioning the hair. The treatment should be left on the hair for about 20 minutes for added softness and manageability. The mousse and styling creme help the hair to maintain its texture and protect the hair against harsh weather conditions. For more information on how Wen can make a huge difference in the health of your hair, visit wen.com. Updates? Follow Wen on Twitter.

Uber, Driverless Cars, and an Unhappy California DMV

Uber has shaken up the transportation industry by perfecting the business model of booking a ride from a fellow traveler. Really, those fellow travelers are people looking for full or part-time incomes through performing taxi services in the form of ride sharing. Out on the west coast, Uber is taking its business model to the next, futuristic level. The driver is being removed from the equation and replaced with an automated car. All of this is occurring to the great chagrin of the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


No, Uber is not going exclusively with driverless cars but the testing process is in motion. San Francisco is the city in which the testing has been extended. Testing originally debuted in the Pittsburgh area. And no, the officials in the city of San Francisco are not entirely thrilled with the presence of driverless cars on the roads. At least not without a permit.


Therein lies the issue of contention between Uber and the powers-that-be. Permits require certain qualifications to be met and fees to be paid. Both of those items do benefit the state of California. Uber, however, contends that autonomous vehicles — as the state of California refers to driverless cars — can be operated without a permit. Uber is going forward with keeping the cars on the road.


Uber’s rationale is based on the rules regarding the technology in Tesla vehicles. Uber’s stance is, since Tesla owner don’t need a permit, Uber’s autonomous cars won’t require a permit either.


Where is all this headed? Apparently, it is headed to court. The California DMV is threatening legal action. How that will play out in the state courts is anyone’s guess. A horrible-case scenario could lead to Uber and Tesla cars requiring permits. Tesla owners probably would be more than a bit annoyed at being an unfortunate third-party victim of a disastrous lawsuit. As others who have been in similar situations will attest – it happens.


Uber’s desire to launch self-driving cars is a bit odd. The company is already doing well as a ride sharing service. Why invite controversy and lawsuits? Clearly, the company feels there is a profitable benefit to going this route. Dragged out lawsuits do not exactly help profit margins though. Uber doesn’t seem to be backing down though.


Could California Be Getting Rid Of The Tampon Tax?

A California lawmaker is trying again to repeal the California state’s sales tax on women’s menstrual products. This is not the first attempt, earlier this year California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a similar bill.

Cristina Garcia (D) is an Assembly member who proposed two bills on Monday that would help to ease the financial burden that has been placed on women when purchasing menstrual products. Read more about Garcia and what she is lobbying for here. The first bill, AB 9, would make these products including tampons, pads, and other menstrual related products, exempt from sales tax. The second bill, AB 10, would actually make these incredibly necessary products available for free in private and public schools as well as colleges and shelters.

Garcia has been actively fighting this tax often referring to it as unjust, unfair, and basically sexist. She explains that every single month of a woman’s life for an average of 40 years, women are being taxed simply for being women. She goes on to claim that the sales tax on these products basically says that periods are a luxury for women while simultaneously being told it is something that should be hidden and women should be ashamed of it. She is pushing to not only make these products more affordable, but to make them free for women and young girls who financially struggle to afford these very necessary products.

Garcia sponsored a bill very similar to this in a past legislative session. The bill received unanimous support in both California chambers of legislature as well as a strong backing from the California tax board, however, when it got to Gov. Jerry Brown he vetoed the bill due to concerns of the budget.

According to an estimate from Garcia’s office, women in California are taxed roughly $20 million per year on these products. The previous budget concerns for California still exist, and a $20 million loss is massive in perspective. It would take some creative thinking to find a way to make up that money.

Meanwhile, the bill is gaining steam in other states like New York and Illinois. Some states have even gone so far as to eliminate the tax on feminine products already. Meanwhile, Garcia will continue to fight for what she deems fair. Currently, a complaint has been filed with the California Superior Court that argues that this tax violates the equal protection clause found in the 14th Amendment.



California Gov. Jerry Brown Vows To Fight Trumps Dismissal Of Global Warming

President-elect Trump has made a few enemies with his downplayed approach on climate change, and California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is one of them. During the campaign season, Trump seemed to mostly disavow the idea that global warming was a real thing. Now that the campaign is over, he has faltered a bit stating that maybe humans do have some connectivity to the changing climate, but he still has not stepped forward to actively agree that it is a real thing. A detailed list of his stance can be found here along with direct quotes from Trump himself.

Gov. Jerry Brown intends to do whatever it takes to protect climate change research conducted in his state. Brown recently addressed the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco stating “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers, and we’re ready to fight.” Brown also had plenty to say when it came to Trump’s idea to cut NASA’s climate research program in order to crack down on what Trump calls “politicized science”. Brown claims that if Trump turns off the satellites, he is prepared for his state to launch their own satellites and collect the data themselves.

There is even a fear that the Trump administration may try to alter or take down the federal government’s climate data found online and scientists are going to great lengths to copy the information onto private independent servers. Brown argued for them stating that his state already has a lot of databases, if necessary, California will take on even more. He even promised to protect any laboratories within the public University of California system that are preforming climate research, he is prepared to fight any political interference and promises that those labs will continue to output honest independent science.

Brown also expressed his displeasure at Trump’s new nomination to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). He criticized the Texas economy and went on to discuss how California has had a long history of embracing renewable energy and stressed how much his states economy has grown under the newer strict environmental regulations. He went on to state that California has more sun than Texas does oil and California is going to use that sun.

Brown may have beef with Perry on a more personal level, in 2013 a radio ad aired that had then Gov. Rick Perry encouraging California based businesses to move to Texas. Brown wasn’t happy and rather rudely lambasted the ad.

So far, Trump has not taken office and has not made any moves to remove any information from any databases. He has spent the majority of his time building his new cabinet and preparing to take office in the White House in January. When that time comes, everyone will wait and see if he is as big of a threat as Brown is making him out to be.


A Magnitude-6.5 Earthquake Off Coast of Northern California

On the morning of Thursday, December 8, 2016, around 6:50 a.m. PT., the U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 6.5 earthquake had struck at a depth of about 7.5 miles on the Pacific Ocean floor off the West Coast at the north end of the San Andreas Fault.


The quake was centered approximately 279 miles west northwest of Sacramento and 102 miles west of Ferndale. Light shaking was felt from several dozen miles south of San Francisco to east central Oregon. This quake was followed by a 4.7 magnitude temblor/aftershock at 8:32 a.m.


However, the earthquake did not disturb even one bulb on Ferndale’s tallest living lit Christmas tree in the nation, a giant Sitka spruce decorated with strings of 900 to 1,000 colored lights. The tree is an annual holiday tradition since 1934 in this quaint Victorian village.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated that no tsunami threat was expected from the initial earthquake, and there had been no reports of injuries or major damage. There was some inconvenience for commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area because BART trains moved at a temporarily reduced speed in the temblor’s aftermath, but that only led to delays of about 10 minutes.


CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, Glenn Pomeroy, stated that if a 6.5 quake had occurred on a Bay Area or Los Angeles fault, there could have been billions in property damage and injuries or even deaths.


California’s north coast is among the most seismically active areas and had experienced smaller temblors in the days before the magnitude-6.5 one. The offshore area had experienced a magnitude-6.9 temblor in March 2014 and two earthquakes with magnitudes over 5.0 weeks apart in January 2015.


The Pacific Coast or West Coast is the description of the coastline where the Western United States meets the northern Pacific Ocean. It refers to the area defined on the east by the Cascade Range, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Census calls the five states of California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii the Pacific States division. However, the Pacific or West Coast of the contiguous U.S. in this case would be just the first three states.


The Rise and Success of Martin Lustgarten as an Investment Banker

Investment banking is a very critical finance platform. Investment banks are middlemen between individuals and banks that want to invest in new securities. The category involves people interested in commercial and retail banks that deal in large scale trades and consumers. The investment banking is different from traditional banking. Investment banking requires active communication between everyone involved in the business. Everyone has to agree on the prices and returns on the investment.

One of the best international investment bankers in the world today is Martin Lustgarten. He is based in Florida where he runs his firm. He is a highly influential investment banker who has helped thousands of Americans with their investment banking needs. He has associated with several companies to make his success possible. Many people have praised him for his commitment to the demands of clients and the business. Lustgarten is an active personality in different social media platforms. He uses these platforms to update his clients on his accomplishments and progress with investments. In our world of economy styles that operate differently, Lustgarten operates through veteran investments that look for the good of everyone.

With the changing financial and economic times, many people are turning to investment banks for financial solutions. The investment banking is on the rise as many people consider the companies the best place for their investment. Martin Lustgarten knows that the industry is highly competitive. However, he has won the trust of many customers and secured a place for himself. His activity on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has also won the hearts of many business partners. Martin’s full profile information is available on his website. He is also reachable through social media platforms like Twitter.

Martin Lustgarten is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lustgarten investment banking services. He has grown to become a seasoned investment banker and has made a name for himself in places such as Florida and the entire United States. He offers one of the best investment banking solutions you will find today. He knows what is best for every transaction and trade.