New California Fault Line Discovered

Researchers in California have recently found a new fault line that runs mainly under the Salton Sea, according to an article recently published on Wire. The fault line was discovered while a team of scientist was mapping the sea’s floor for other purposes using equipment that has just recently been developed.

Researchers at the Southern California Earthquake Center say that this fault line may be taking pressure off the San Andreas fault line and the Imperial fault line. If so, then this may explain why the promised big earthquake has not developed.

They say that the earth’s crust is covered with a series of small fault lines. Most of these lines go unmapped because of the expenses incurred in locating them and in mapping them. They say that they had long suspected that there was a fault line running between the San Andreas fault line and the Imperial fault line because the end of the two lines do not meet as they would expect.

The new fault line, called the Salton Trough Fault, has been sending off little earthquakes lately. Scientists measured 300 on one night recently that were under a 2 magnitude. Therefore, they increased the likelihood that a big earthquake would soon develop.

Officials with the National Earthquake Center say that the earth is constantly in motion. They know that the Pacific plate of the San Andreas fault is moving northwest about 16 feet per 100 years. They also know that the North American plate has not moved in recent years. Therefore, they believed that a major earthquake in California would occur soon. Now, with this discovery, they are rethinking their theories.

Scientists have recently determined that earthquakes can occur much deeper than they previously thought. They say that the new evidence suggests that earthquakes can start up to 15 miles below the earth’s crust. Since the depth of the new fault has yet to be determined, it is feasible that the Salton Trough Fault connects to the San Andreas Fault deep under the earth’s crust. Therefore, scientists say that they need more time to update their thinking and earthquake models.


Seattle Passes New Worker’s Rights Law

The Seattle city council and mayor have once again passed worker’s rights laws designed to give hourly employees more dependability when it comes to their schedules. The council hopes this move will benefit those workers making them feel more empowered. You may remember that last year, Seattle became the second city in the United States to mandate a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Under the new law, according to the AP,workers who are employed by food industry and retail establishments that have 500 employees globally and to full-service restaurants with 500 employees and 40 establishments. Under the new law, employees would have to be given their schedules a minimum of 14 days in advance, be given more than 10 hours off between shifts and be paid extra if they come in at short notice. Additionally, companies cannot hire new employees until all their current employees have a full schedule. Additionally, employees who show up for work and are not needed or employees who are called and told not to come to work will have to be compensated. Employees would also receive an estimate of their total hours needed from their employer.

Starting in July, Walmart already had taken steps to allow employees more control over their schedules. These employees can enter a computer system and tell Walmart when they want to work and for how long.

A person has to wonder about this new law. Many franchisers are actually small businessmen who own very few establishments so this law would not apply to them. Additionally, it does not cover other industries that may require employees to work long hours such as those in health care. Many business owners say this new law will force them to leave Seattle. While one has to applaud the city council for trying to look out for employees, driving these employers out of Seattle does not seem like a good business principle. For the most part, these are jobs taken by the city’s youngest workers or its poorest so residents need to prepare for an impact in the social service sector as these people may no longer be able to find jobs.




Renown Health Proud to Open New Family Clinic in South Reno

Renown Health has announced plans to open a new family health clinic in South Reno that will be located inside The Summit Mall. It will offer many primary care services and will have a fully stocked laboratory. Additional medical services will be offered as the clinic grows.

Renown Medical Group’s Medical Director Dr. McCormack explained that the clinic was designed to provide a serene, inviting, and comfortable setting for patients seeking its services. She was speaking during a phone interview with NNBW. She added that the clinic would have the flexibility to allow additional services including a furnished conference room. It will have 11 staff members with the possibility of adding a nurse practitioner and a primary care physician.

The project’s general contractor was Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC based in Carson City. Eric Fong from MBA Architects + Interior Design did all the architectural and design work. Structural design work was done by Forbes Engineering while MSA Engineering Consultants handled all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering to learn more: click here.

According to Dr. McCormack, Renown Medical Group is planning to push for more primary care clinics in the region because of its growing population. Renown Health now has 12 clinics located throughout Carson City, Fallon, Reno-Sparks, and Fernley. It also has a clinic in Caughlin Ranch.

Renown Health

Renown Health is a locally owned, non-profit healthcare network of clinics located throughout Northern Nevada. The clinics have over 6,500 employees. Since they operate as non-profits, all their earnings are reinvested into people, equipment, and programs that ensure better service to all the communities in which the clinics are based.

The clinics have no shareholders to satisfy, and their sole purpose is serving the medical health needs of patients. Moreover, the local communities have a big say on how they spend their money. Over 150 local community members sit on Renown boardrooms while others act in advisory capacities. Renown Clinics have partnered with Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Stanford Health Care.

Human Rights Fishermen Now Doing Well in San Francisco

According to an AP story, two fishermen who claim that they had been held against their will aboard Honolulu-based fishing vessels are now living in San Francisco using emergency visas designed for those who have been victims of human trafficking. The fishermen have also filed a lawsuit against their former employer saying that they were forced to work 20 hour shifts without the proper equipment, pee in buckets and sleep where bed bugs could cause running sores on their bodies. The two men say that they signed the contract in Honolulu believing that they would be well treated and be able to leave the boat whenever they chose. The two claim that they were held aboard the board against their will in a move that their lawyer compares to slavery.

Earlier this year, the AP investigated many such claims involving 140 boats where workers claim to make less than 70 cents an hour. As a reaction to the criticism, the Hawaii Longline Association has created a new contract. Owners wanting to sell their fish at seafood auctions beginning on October 1. By signing the contract, workers acknowledge that they understand that they will be living on boats for up to one year while their passports are held by the ship’s owners.

Currently, owners do not have to provide basic rights to their workers. Many human rights advocates are calling on Congress to rectify the situation so that these workers are treated like all workers in the United States.

Today, the two fishermen are doing well. They do, however, avoid Fisherman’s Wharf. Both men are employed by a liquor store. After completing their first job, one man goes on to drive a car for hire while the other man takes inventory at a large department store.

The men say that they like their new life. They admit to being scared of their previous boss saying that they want to avoid him. They say that the reason for their lawsuit is to bring people’s attention to this problem believing that most people are not even aware that the problem is going on today in America.



The Eyes That See Opportunity When All Others Seen None by Matthew Autterson

Investment management refers to the process through which a licensed Investment adviser engages an investor in order to actualize their dreams in a discretionary manner. It’s a line business guru, Matthew Autterson has chosen to follow. This includes all types of assets such as Real Estate, shares, securities, bonds among others. Commonly, those who seek collective investment schemes that need sound a second opinion from an advisor are heavily funded projects. Private investors enter into such obligations and others like the Pension funds, corporations, educational institutions, insurance companies, financial institutions, foundations among others.

Matthew Autterson has been using creative concepts in investment management that has given him the praise he has today. According to him for portfolio management to give yields, research is very important. Amidst an environment where economic trends are changing rapidly he digs deeper to find out what is beneath the surface. Effective asset management must go through thorough financial statement analysis, asset and stock selection, project implementation and continuous monitoring of activities and the investment.

Fund managers other than helping you make the right decision, they ensure compliance with the legislation and regulatory laws and examine the reports of the auditors and financial controllers. A sound investment is assessed using asset allocation, long-term returns, diversification, performance measurement and the investment style at implementation. The BlackRock and Vanguard are the largest fund managers in the industry.

About Matthew Autterson

Matthew is an independent investment management expert located in the Greater Denver Area. He is known for speculating successfully about private equity funds, hedge funds, and exchange-traded funds. The 3-P’S concept that focuses on people, process and philosophy are his underlying working principal. He is happy when his clients invest rightfully and succeed.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Business degree. He has worked for Aspin in the Accounting, marketing, and development, where he stirred up growth. Matthew Autterson is currently working as an investment /fund manager and adviser in the United States.


Clay Seigall; Trying to Change the Lives of Cancer Patients

On, Clay Seigall posts about the news happening today. Lately it has been about the Paris Climate Agreement and how President Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from it. He has also posted about an Electric CEO and a key Republican governor who have been critical of the President in not being a part of the Paris Agreement, as the President is going backwards when it comes to clean energy and jobs.

One of his posts deals with the fallout from Kathy Griffin’s photo of her with a severed head of Trump, and some have been quick to criticize the comedienne for that, while forgetting it wasn’t that long ago people were hanging up effigies of Obama while he was in office. More of Clay’s posts deal with health, technology, and advances in predicting hurricanes better and the latest with NASA.

Clay Seigall attended the University of Maryland where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and The George Washington University and earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Genetics. He became a part of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and was there from 1988 to 1991. From there, Clay was at Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1991 to 1997. Clay Seigall in 1998 co-founded Seattle Genetics and is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors. The company’s goal is to advance a variety of portfolios of preclinical and clinical product suitable patients aiming at different autoimmune indications and cancer. In addition, the company is leading in antibody technologies, specifically ADC (anti-body drug conjugate) platform.

Dr. Seigall is very passionate in regards to making the lives of cancer patients better. He is committed to research and using only the best research developments. Due to Dr. Seigall’s dedication and drive, Seattle Genetics created the very first ADC, which includes ADCETRIS® which received FDA approval in 2011. This drug is now available in over 60 countries, helping many cancer patients. Dr. Seigall has been the leader in getting funds of over $1.2 billion dollars in private and public funding for Seattle Genetics. He hasn’t slowed down one bit, as he currently holds 15 patents, and pushes for more research. With Dr. Seigall’s leadership skills, ability to raise money, and his commitment to cancer patients, he may be able to find the cure for cancer.

Master Entrepreneur Greg Secker

Greg Secker is an English businessman born on February 18th, 1975. He began his career at Thomas Cook Financial Services. From there, he moved on to run The Virtual Trading Desk, on online real-time Forex Trading Platform. Greg moved on to a position as Vice President of Mellon Financial Corporation, where his own account grew so rapidly that he decided to start a trading floor from his own home. It was 3 months later that Greg formed the company Learn To Trade. There are now offices in London, Australia, South Africa and the Philippines. Over 200,000 have enjoyed the benefit of the education offered.

According to Greg, his ideas for business ventures came to him due partly to boredom. After trading from home, he wanted to teach people, feeling that this would give him inspiration. Teaching soon became an obsession for Greg.

In his daily life, no two days are ever the same. He conducts the majority of business from his home. It is from here that he runs the Greg Secker Foundation.

Greg pre-visions his ideas to bring them to life. He runs scenarios through his head to avoid mistakes. Greg gets very enthusiastic about his ideas and runs them by friends, family, and colleagues for input.

Technology is something that truly inspires Greg. He believes that it brings about thought and competition. Technology allows Greg to be more informed and in touch with the world and business in general.

Giving himself time to think makes Greg Secker more productive entrepreneur. He believes that thoughts flourish when you don’t have time for distraction. He highly recommends reading books, in particular, autobiographies, for inspi ration.

Greg is a master trader, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a father. He is the founder of many companies and believes in improving the quality of life for those around him.


Brazil’s Move To E-Government Offers Better Service To Citizens

In Brazil, e-governe is increasingly taking responsibility for municipal tax management, electronic health systems and municipal education departments, improving efficiency and keeping the departments running smoothly. Providing a suite of integrated solutions, e-govern offers more than 100 different modules and 18 systems, which can meet the all of the requirements of municipal entities.


E-governe accommodates multiple users, and it is scalable to adapt to high use environments. With cross-platform, Internet-based solutions, safety measures are essential. E-govern ensures data security, with hosting and storage handled in the company’s technology center.


The Brazilian city of Osasco offers an excellent example of how implementing the e-governe education solution is straightforward with the help of contractor ICI. With Osasco’s 138 schools, the Municipal Education Department headquarters and the city’s Continuing Education Center, the staff was duplicating work as there was no centralized system in place. E-governe is capable of handling big data in a centralized location with ease; managers can request reports in real time and other administrators can access the same reports so that no one is duplicating work that another staff member has done already.


E-governe tools for city services include:



  • e-governe Residues – for municipal garbage collection
  • E-governe Transportes – helps cities develop public transport strategies
  • e-governe Contracts – manages all stages of government contracts
  • e-governe Financeiro – offers budgeting and planning services
  • e-governe Tributos – a tax management system



Besides the tools listed above, there are numerous solutions available from e-governe to assist municipalities with planning, budgeting and allocating resources.


E-governe Saúde for municipal and state health departments is one of the company’s key solutions as public health administration is difficult. With -governe Saúde, all the data from a municipality’s healthcare units are integrated, making scheduling healthcare professional more orderly, which reduces wait times for patients. E-governe schedules hospital beds as well. For the public’s safety, e-governe also manages and records the application of vaccines.


We have been talking about e-governe solutions, however, e-governe includes three separate companies; Minauro, Sisteplan and Consult. Minauro develops systems for governments; Sisteplan’s specialty is public management and Consult focuses on systems updated with current legislation.


E-goverment is through e-governe is making information more accessible to citizens and providing a way to save money at the same time. When technology is used for processes that were done on paper before, information is retrieved easily, giving the public immediate answers to their questions.

How to Get an MBA – Family Style

What parent isn’t happy to help their son or daughter through an M.B.A. degree, and proud when they gradate. Judy O’Connor, a retired schoolteacher is one such mom. Her son, Marty, was transformed from college athlete to quadriplegic when he fell down some stairs in 2012 while working at a Southern California packaging plant. So when she wheeled him onto the stage on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to receive his degree from the Dean of Chapman University, she had more reason than normal to be proud of her offspring.


What happened on that stage was completely unexpected; the dean refused to let her fade into the background to let her have her son have his moment. No, she, too, was to receive a degree, an honorary M.B.A. “I was totally blown away,” Ms. O’Connor said later. So was the crowd, as they rose to their feet.


Marty and his mother had earned their respective degrees side by side. She accompanied him to every one of his classes at the private school in Orange, California. She took notes for him, typed them up and created study guides. “We had a lot of late-night hours together,” she said.


Ms. O’Connor had no idea the honorary degree was in the pipeline. Marty had met with university president Daniele Struppa in February. He had no problem persuading her to consider awarding an honorary degree to his mother. She had nothing but admiration for the dedicated parent and had no trouble bringing the dean and provost on board with the plan, along with the faculty senate.


Despite the fact that his mother helped him with his cell phone, he managed to keep it a secret right up until the moment her degree was announced. When a spokeswoman for the university asked his permission to publicize his story, he agreed, but sternly swore her to secrecy as far as his mother was concerned.


Five years ago, when it sank in that he was not going to recover physically, Marty was determined to find an intellectual challenge. His mother was equally determined to help him meet that challenge. The perseverance of the pair of them was rewarded.


Activists, Menstrual Equity, are Pushing for a Disclose in the Ingredients that go into Tampon Manufacturing

Most day-to-day products such as frozen dinners, processed milk, and candy bars are required to display a list of ingredients used to manufacture or process them. However, this is not the same case with menstrual pads and tampons. Rather, most tampon makers provide an optional ingredient list claiming that their products “are likely” to have polyester, cotton, or rayon, or a combination of all. On the other hand, a good number of sanitary pads manufacturers list no ingredients on their packages. However, firms may provide such info on their websites highlighting that the pads are made of polyolefin and an absorbent wood cellulose.


Currently, a group of health activists that is dedicated to “menstrual equity” has emerged. The group is calling for an imposition of new rules that will force firms to disclose all materials and chemicals that are used in the manufacture of feminine care products. Laura Strausfeld, a co-founder of a law and policy program on menstrual equity issues known as Period Equity, termed the new rules as “the additional tampon tax.” The above was when she was referring to the lack of transparency, which prevents women from gaining information about an intimate product that can potentially have health consequences.


Some years ago, the menstruation subject was rarely discussed; girls referred to their periods using code language, and tampons were kept out of sight. However, in the recent past, activists are trying to make monthly period a normal subject. They have pushed for tax-free sanitary products, and are calling for feminine products to be distributed for free to homeless shelters and schools.


Representative Carolyn Maloney has tabled a bill that requires the National Health Institute to conduct research and determine if the chemicals used in the production of feminine products are a health threat. The bill, which Ms. Maloney has introduced for the tenth time, has never gone past the committee due to divisive political climate and complicated legislative agenda.


The proponents are, however, convinced that the rallies and proposed legislation will help leverage public support. This will in turn pressure tampon and pad manufacturers to disclose all the ingredients; consequently ensuring that the products pose no threat to a woman’s life.