Could Sands Brothers & Company Be Stashing Assets At Laidlaw & Company?

As reported by Dow Jones Newswires, a judge ordered Sands Brothers & Company to pay Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s client $500,000 in an arbitration hearing. Brian McDonough Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, commenting on the decision, discussed a proposed settlement from the plaintiff, “They told me if we didn’t accept a deeply discounted settlement offer I might not be able to recover the entire amount of the award.” “They pointed to a number of other large arbitrations pending against Sands Brothers, and suggested that if enough others won the race to claim their awards, there might not be much left for us in the end.”

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McDonough of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP declined the offer and collected $664,217 after Sands Brothers & Company appealed the award. Presenting arbitration winners with a low ball settlement offer under the threat of an appeal is a common practice of Sands Brothers & Company. To further deflect pending arbitration case awards, Sands Brothers & Company petitioned federal regulators to have its status as a broker-dealer revoked and remove itself as a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

Adding to the confusion, Sands Brothers & Company may shift assets to its affiliate, Laidlaw & Company, known prior as Sands Brothers International (UK) Ltd., to avoid seizure of assets and property. While Sands Brothers & Company has a tarnished image, Laidlaw & Company operates with a clean record.

It’s obvious that Laidlaw & Company under the direction of its principals Matthew Eitner and James Ahern is a front and haven for the assets of the former Sands Brothers International (UK) Ltd. The tactics employed by Sands Brothers & Company are a mechanism to reduce arbitration payouts mandated by the courts and delay forthcoming procedures for arbitration hearings as well.

Andy Wirth Gives Advice on Droughts

As a sports junkie, I am always looking to try new activities. Even though I’ve never tried it, I’ve always been interested in skiing. The sport looks challenging and fun. My interest for the sport grew after hearing an interesting interview on KCRM.

The interview was with Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in Olympic Valley, CA. He discussed how companies can deal with droughts when running their business. The idea of a drought never really entered my mind but was quite interesting to ponder.

Those in California appear to be very concerned about the lack of precipitation. A recent study showed that more than twenty-five percent of people in the area have cut back on their water use. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Winter has been pretty dry in recent seasons, so this drought has many wondering what winter will bring. Many wonder how Ski Resorts can survive, but Andy Wirth feels not everyone knows the actual facts and truths about the situation.

In his interview on “Press Play with Madeleine Brand”, Wirth explained that he believes there is a lot companies like his can do to deal with the lack of snow. He mentions using most but not all of the companies acres to maximize the snow they have.

Science has created ways that companies can produce their own snow, which is also an option. Furthermore he mentions the importance of using known methods to manage what snow that they have, such as using snow cap operators for example.

Despite some of the hype, Andy Wirth is convincing in the interview that there is still quite a bit of skiing to be had. He also explains how businesses can change their model to include many summer activities as well.

Andy Wirth has been the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation for the past six years. He previously has worked in sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://about.me/andywirth

Brian Bonar: A Real Leader

Brian Bonar, Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation, was recently honored with Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance. This is something he takes incredibly seriously and is very honored to achieve.

The thing about Brian is that he receives this award, but he realizes it would not be possible without his team. He is very proud of his team, as he is the Chairman and CEO, and he has handpicked the employees. He knows that a company is only as good as its leader and the people that work with him. No one man can do it all by himself. It is a group and a team effort.

That is why Brian Bonar is such a good leader and why he received this award. If the man or woman at the top is not a capable person, the company will fall apart and have major issues, without a shadow of a doubt.

When these problems occur, they will look to their leader for guidance, advice, and wisdom on what to do. Brian always has the right answers and isn’t afraid to look at the challenge, see what the best solution to it is, and tackle it, head on. He doesn’t shy away from challenges or run away from them. He says, “Bring them on.” Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html

When it comes to hiring people, of course, education is important and vital. However, too often companies look at it as the end-all be-all. Brian is looking for people that have street smarts and book smarts. He needs people that know how to handle people, deal with people, and treat them with respect. He looks for those that have the “it” quality. He can’t describe it, really. However, he knows it when he sees it. When he sees it, he is incredibly proud to give that person a job. Read more: Brian Bonar Trains His Employees In Exceptional Customer Service

He is like a football coach or a general manager. With his decisions, they can either make or break the company. Considering that only two men and two women have received this award, it is clear that he is making the right decisions and this company will only grow as time goes on and it will reach epic proportions with Brian Bonar at the top of it all.

So, while he is more than honored to receive this award, he receives it knowing that it is not possible without his team.

He shares it with them and is honored to work with them, each and every day, knowing they care, work hard, and are overall good people. Those are rare qualities to find in a staff. Read more: The New Frontier

Can Social Media Really Affect an Athletes Reputation?

Source: onlinereputationreviews.com, indystar.com

Well, it’s true. Social media can affect almost everything and everyone. Athletes are affected far more than the average American though. Ever since technology advanced, people have been posting on social media and, more often than not, some people ‘over-share’ on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
‘Over-sharing’ is kind of a new phenomenon. Sometimes people share the little details of their life like what they had for lunch or dinner. Some people post what they’re doing throughout their day even. It depends on each person though.
Certain athletes had been banned from social media before; at least during the season, but now, some are beginning to be a bit more flexible with it.
One thing anybody has to remember is that their reputation is always on the line. This is especially important for anybody though, including anyone who is anyone. Athletes have to be extremely careful about what they do. Anyone with a phone that is capable of recording video or snapping pictures can be a reporter. It really makes you think when just a comment can hit social media and then people take the comment the wrong way. Then you get criticized and people think less of you as a whole. That has to be a little hard, but probably easy to adapt to thinking before you speak. It’s a good lesson though for anyone, watch what is said and post or speak accordingly. That by itself might make the world a better place.