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Bob "Go Daddy" Parsons Debuts Major New Party & Hosts Bob's Biker Blast Saturday, Oct. 20th
Live Concerts with George Thorogood & 38 Special, Plus a World-Debut motorcycle Simulator and New Training Facility all to benefit PCH
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) - Bob Parsons might be known as the spirited founder of "Go Daddy" and one of the most prolific big party throwers in Arizona history, but in just one month the Valley will see a whole new side of Bob when he kicks off one of his biggest biker events yet. Thousands are expected.
The 1st Annual Bob's Biker Blast will be held on October 20, 2012 at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and Go AZ Motorcycles from 10 a.m. to midnight. Parsons, who acquired both dealerships several years ago, has grown the business and is now giving back to the motorcycle community.
The all-day event will feature the grand-opening of Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Training Facility, including public demonstrations of the first ever commercial application of a motorcycle simulator that was originally developed for the United States Military. Feel what it's like to go at top speed and make hair pin turns, all within the safety of the motorcycle simulator.
"If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, this is your chance to get a really good idea of what it's like without actually getting on a moving bike," said Bob Parsons. "You won't find a motorcycle simulator like this outside of a few military bases. We own the first commercial simulator and now we're even hearing from private agencies who want to use it."
The day-long event includes live music, food and activities at the dealerships as well as a special appearance by Tommy Flanagan, "Chibs" from Sons of Anarchy, from Noon to 7 p.m. Concert gates open at 4 p.m. featuring a Fear No Ice Thrill Show followed by a concert by rock legends 38 Special and George Thorogood.
FREE ADMISSION to all riders with a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license. Endorsement is good for the rider plus one passenger. There will be a $20 fee for all non-riders with 100% of that being donated to the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Bob's Biker Blast is located at the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and Go AZ Motorcycles dealerships just off Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101 at 15500 N Hayden Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information call 480-905-1903 or visit us online at http://www.hdofscottsdale.com/ or http://www.goaz.com/index.htm.
About Bob Parsons
Bob grew up in Baltimore and joined the U.S.M.C. after high school. For his service in the Vietnam War, Bob was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart medal.
Thanks to the G.I. Bill, Bob attended the University of Baltimore, graduated magna cum laude and became a CPA.
Bob later taught himself to write computer programs. In 1984, he used $15,000 in savings to start Parsons Technology, in his Iowa basement. In 1994, he sold the software company for $64 million.
In 1997, Bob started Jomax Technologies, a software company. In 1999, he renamed it Go Daddy. One year later, Go Daddy entered the domain and website hosting business. Using Bob's proven formula of offering low-priced, feature-rich products, supported by superior customer service ... Go Daddy quickly became the industry leader.
Today, Go Daddy serves more than 10.5 million customers worldwide, employs 3,200 people and is the world's #1 provider of domain names, Web hosting and new SSL Certificates. 2011 sales exceeded $1 billion. Bob sold the company in 2011.
Earlier this year, Bob and his wife Renee created The Parsons FoundationTM whose mission is to primarily focus on children's issues in the Greater Phoenix Area and Haiti. So far the Foundation has donated $1 million to The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at The Barrow's Neurological Institute in Phoenix, $2.5 million to Hope for Haiti, $5 million to the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix and $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund. The Parsons Foundation: We Deal in Hope!TM
Bob is an avid motorcycle rider and is the CEO and Founder of Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. He also works to help aspiring entrepreneurs with his video blog, www.BobParsons.me.
Grace Bible Church Christmas Concert Dec 2012
Using Information and Communications Technology
to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities
The Worldwatch Institute details how information and communication
technology (ICT) is promoting sustainable and inclusive cities
Washington, D.C.---- Sept 2012 -More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations. People in many cities suffer from inadequate transportation, sub-standard buildings, lack of sanitation, and poor public safety, highlighting the need for sustainable and livable urban planning. Information and communication technology (ICT) can be a useful tool in helping cities improve their safety, cleanliness, and sustainability, according to Diana Lind, contributing author to Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity.
ICT not only contributes to sustainable urban initiatives, but also encourages more environmentally conscious consumer choices. In Singapore, for example, commuters can use mobile phones to avoid hours in traffic by accessing data mapping tools that display traffic and provide alternate travel routes. Commuters can also plan trips on public transportation and be notified of delays or changes in service.
"As cities try to become more sustainable, some municipal governments are finding out just how useful ICT can be," said Michael Renner, Worldwatch Senior Researcher and State of the World 2012 project co-director. "Cities can be run more intelligently with the help of digital infrastructure, such as motion-sensor street lamps and energy chips in transit passes that allow people to enter a subway or bus with the simple swipe of a card."
In many cases, cities are partnering directly with businesses to boost urban sustainability. The Dutch city of Rotterdam, for example, is working with General Electric (GE) in an effort to reach the city's goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent compared with 1990 levels. GE will use data visualizations, smart meters, and other technologies to optimize energy efficiency and improve water management. The use of these ICTs will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Rotterdam, which emits as much carbon dioxide as New York City, while being only a tenth of its size.
"ICT can be an excellent tool, but it is not the silver bullet solution to greening cities," said Lind, Executive Director and Editor in Chief of Next American City, a nonprofit that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in cities in the United States. "To be effective, ICT must be used not only in mapping problems encountered across cities, but also to find sustainable solutions to those problems."
In Lind's State of the World 2012 chapter, "Information and Communications Technologies Creating Livable, Equitable, and Sustainable Cities," she highlights three ways that communities can effectively use ICT to promote sustainability:
Open access to data. Improving data access is critical to creating sustainable cities. By sharing information, it is possible to make connections among seemingly disparate variables. The Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University in New York used data to establish the connection between crime and poor housing, education, and health care. By analyzing data from the criminal justice system, researchers found that a disproportionate number of felons were from specific neighborhoods in large U.S. cities. Similar research may help officials target policies around education and poverty reduction in these areas, which could help in preventing crime.
Community mapping. Mapping all neighborhoods and regions of a city is vital to ensuring effective and sustainable urban planning. Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is home to approximately 1 million people. Yet Kibera has been excluded from city maps, discounting its thousands of residents. Recently, an independent team of researchers partnered with Kibera youth to create an interactive map of the slums. In 2009, the team succeeded in placing Kibera on official Nairobi maps, which resulted in a new project, Voice of Kibera, which helps citizens report the location of robberies or fires, and hold discussions by text message.
Community watch. ICTs can enhance community involvement and help authorities respond to local concerns. The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, a grassroots-mapping community based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, uses low-tech materials, including helium balloons and digital cameras, to take aerial photos of areas that may endanger public health or be of environmental concern. These tools helped identify contaminated areas in the Gulf of Mexico after a major oil spill and an illegal dumping site in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, FixMyStreet in the United Kingdom or SeeClickFix in the United States are websites where people can report concerns, such as a burned out street light. Each problem is logged on the site, making it easier for local governments to respond to issues of importance to the community.
Using ICT helps cities achieve sustainability efficiently while connecting with local communities, to ensure that diverse perspectives are included in the city's plans.
Worldwatch's State of the World 2012, released in April 2012, focuses on the themes of inclusive sustainable development discussed at Rio+20, the 20-year follow-up to the historic Earth Summit of 1992, also held in Rio de Janeiro. The report presents a selection of innovative ideas and practices to achieve global environmental sustainability while meeting human needs and providing jobs and ensuring dignity for all.
Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues. The Institute's State of the World report is published annually in more than 18 languages. For more information, visit www.worldwatch.org.
U.S. Department of Justice ditches red, white, and blue stars and stripes. Well, how interesting!
It seems the U.S. Department of Justice has changed its web site. Gone are the colorful red, white, and blue U.S. Flag decorations on the page, replaced by stark black.
And at the top of the page is a rather interesting quote:
"The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people."
Catchy, huh? Just one tiny little (too small to be relevant obviously) point-- The quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930's was a leading proponent of the "international law" movement, which had as its goal to impose a global common law and which backed 'global workers' rights.' Call it Marxism, call it Progressivism, call it Socialism.
Under any of those names, it definitely makes the DOJ look corrupt in their new website with Marxist accessories to match. http://www.justice.gov/
Ozoshare Launches as First Social Networking Platform for The Green World
New Social Network, Designed Solely for the Green Community, Connects Individuals and Businesses/Groups/Federations Who Share the Same Eco Concerns and Goals
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 7, 2012 – Ozoshare, the first social networking platform dedicated to the green world driven solely by the green interests of its members, marked its public launch today. The new site is the first and only private, secure, user friendly social network dedicated to the green community where members connect and share in an increasingly eco-focused world.
“People are realizing that the world “going green” is no longer a choice but our responsibility” said Thomas Smith, partner, Ozoshare. “Going green is our responsibility for a healthy future and social networking is the current means of mass communication. Ozoshare is the ideal combination of both, it is one step ahead and is the vehicle where people and companies participating in the green world share and connect with others in an interactive, member-driven social media platform. It’s the first social network of its kind for green community members at every level and category from personal interests to technologies and organizations.”
Prior to official launch, grassroots promotions and people's green passions have built the Ozoshare site to over 3000 members and growing daily. The site is ideal for green entities such as businesses, groups, organizations, federations, charities, institutions, websites, schools, universities as well as green individuals as they work to raise funds, gain support for green movements, buy and sell green products, educate on green topics and create green related partnerships.
Members share their green messages and missions while staying up to date with current green issues with the members they are “partners” (friends) with. Rather than complicating the experience with other social dimensions, such as the members’ gender, parties or friends, Ozoshare provides a platform specifically for members via their green interests they designated on their Ozoshare bio (profile). Members can have a business page and/or a personal page and an unlimited number of “partners.” Members can also create custom pages with personalized tabs that include their website, donation page, newsletter, mission statement, blog and more. Other Ozoshare members “approve” the pages they agree with and all can see the “approves” tally up, just like “liking” a page on Facebook.
• The Buzz: Electronic wall to log discussions and “buzz's”(posts) between partners
• Tree Mail: Inter-network private communication message channel
• Business-ready platform: Ability to own a personal and/or business page and have a limitless number of partners (friends)
• Customization: Create unique pages with custom tabs within the “bio” section such as a website, donation page, newsletter, mission statement, blog, or other. Members can visit while on Ozoshare and “approve” them
• Multiple Accounts: Efficient multi-account management with the ability to “tab” through accounts without logging in and out.
• Interest Aggregation: The Green Interest Page - assembles interest-based content on the site via members green passions. This includes groups, events and members associated with specific green interests such as recycling, green technology, ecology, etc.
• Pow Wows: An open, private or secret pow wow (group) customized and formed by the Ozoshare member via their desired “green interest”. Members create, participate or search for Pow Wows to branch out further and share ideas, links, photos and video. Every member of a Pow Wow receives a “rooster” notification when there is a buzz (post). Privacy settings are customized by the Pow Wow administrator to set up an 1. an “Open Pow Wow” that anyone can view and request to join 2. “A Private Pow Wow” where anyone can view but only join through invitation or 3. “A Secret Pow Wow” which can not be found or viewed and joined only by invitation.
Julie Benz, known for her work on Dexter and Desperate Housewives and also a green/eco advocate expressed support for the new green community.
"Ozoshare helps me learn how to live more eco-friendly and green. It makes me feel like a part of the green community and I can now share what I learn with others. Plus it's really simple to use. I really believe it's only a matter of time before other celebrities, organizations, and consumers find out about this exciting resource. Go green!"
According to Seth Leitman, green living expert at GreenLivingGuy.com and provider of information and tips on Green Living; as well as the editor of McGraw-Hill's Green Guru Guides, "the green steamroller is increasing in momentum with individuals and companies accelerating the movement."
"Ozoshare provides a platform for the green world that allows for collaboration, discussions and activities in a way that really differentiates them from other social networks," said Leitman. "The ability to have multiple accounts under a single login with simple tabbing that really simplifies management. There is no limit to the number of partners (friends) that personal or business page owners can follow, removing the limits to collaboration. The biggest advantage of Ozoshare is that it is driven by green interests which link members to the people and organizations they want to connect with. This results in greater conversion for organizations and a more satisfying experience for individuals."
Ozoshare members using the “Ozo Seal” on their websites or marketing materials identify themselves as active in the green movement. While serving to increase a member’s partner network with like-minded individuals it also serves as a brand of integrity and conscience. The “Ozo Seal”, when clicked, directs the user to the bio page of the member on Ozoshare.
For more information on Ozoshare, please visit: www.ozoshare.com
Ozoshare is the first “green” social networking platform to be driven solely by members with green interests. The green social network is available to businesses, organizations and individuals focused on eco-focused interests, activities and goals. Founded in 2011, Ozoshare is headquartered in Los Angeles and has more than 3,000 members. For more information, please visit: www.ozoshare.com.
LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2012 – Despite the weak job market two-thirds of more than 100 U.S. companies surveyed have found it difficult to fill key positions during the past year, according to Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup.
Seventy percent of the organizations reported that they “definitely” found it hard to recruit for certain jobs, while 25% said it was “somewhat” difficult.
Has your organization found it hard to fill some key positions in the past year?
Not that I’m aware of
“The latest findings are consistent with data gathered globally by Right Management parent ManpowerGroup,” said Jeff Gerkin, General Manager for Right Management, which provides talent development and outplacement services to Fortune 500 companies. “U.S. employers have been facing greater recruitment challenges than firms in most industrialized nations with the exception of Japan. The problem is what’s been described as a ‘talent mismatch’ with prospective job applicants lacking technical competencies or hard skills required by specific industries.”
According to Gerkin, the talent shortages are now a fact of life that U.S. companies will have to get used to. “The jobs they can’t seem to fill are often engineering related or have particular qualifications in both the professional and skilled trade categories. And in some cases deficiencies are in soft skills among IT and engineering candidates.”
Companies are responding to the challenge in a variety of ways, said Gerkin. “There’s been a steady rise in the contingent workforce as well as efforts to expand the skills of current employees. They’re also a growing trend toward hiring the ‘teachable fit’…individuals without all the prerequisite job skills, but who have the potential to grown into a specialized role.”
The survey of 110 U.S. organizations was conducted between June 16 and July 15.
About Right Management
Right Management is the global leader in talent and career management workforce solutions. As the workforce consulting experts within ManpowerGroup, the firm designs and delivers solutions to align talent strategy with business strategy. Expertise spans Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, and Workforce Transition and Outplacement. With offices in over 50 countries, Right Management partners with companies of all sizes – including more than 80% of the Fortune 500 – to help grow and engage their talent, increase productivity and optimize business performance.
Join the conversation on Right Management’s Social Media channels:
· LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/right-management
· Twitter www.twitter.com/rightupdates
· Facebook www.facebook.com/rightmanagement
How To Build Community
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Turn off your TV*Leave your house
Know your neighbors
Look up when you are walking
Greet people*Sit on your stoop
Use your library*Play together
Buy from local merchants
Share what you have
Help a lost dog
Take children to the park
Support Neighborhood Schools
Fix it even if you didn't break it
Have Pot Lucks*Honor Elders
Pick Up Litter* Read Stories Aloud
Dance in the Street
Talk to the Mail Carrier
Listen to the Birds* Put up a Swing
Help Carry Something Heavy
Barter For Your Goods
Start A Tradition*Ask A Question
Hire Young People for Odd Jobs
Organize a Block Party
Bake Extra and Share
Ask For Help When You Need It
Open Your Shades*Sing Together
Share Your Skills
Take Back the Night
Turn Up The Music
Turn Down The Music
Listen Before You react To Anger
Mediate A Conflict
Seek To Understand
Learn From New And
Know That No One is Silent
Though Many Are Not Heard
Work To Change This
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Wells Fargo Conducts statewide food drive for Arizona Food Banks
The July 16-August 3 effort is the only food drive to cover entire state
Phoenix, July 16, 2012 –As part of its annual summer food drive , Wells Fargo will promote and highlight the event at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix. The food drive is the only statewide effort to be held in Arizona – with collection bins in all Community Banking stores throughout the state.
WHERE: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix
WHEN: July 19, 2011, 7 to 9 am.
WHAT: Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, which collectively distributed more than 131 million pounds of food last year – enough to provide 299,000 meals every day through 1,600 sites. People who wish to donate cash can send checks to the Association of Arizona Food Banks, 2100 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Donations also may be made online at http://www.azfoodbanks.org.
WHO: John Vasquez, Wells Fargo Northwest Metro market president
Karina Ernstsen, Wells Fargo West Valley market president and Association of Arizona Food Banks board member
Jerry Brown, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance director of public relations
With Faith: A Guide to Understanding Ourselves, Others and God”
by Irwin Weiner
There are times in our lives when we turn to God and ask why?
How can this happen? Recent events here in Arizona have many of us
asking why as a result
of a huge tragedy. So where do you turn for answers?
Often we turn to books that inspire, provide words of wisdom,
and help us find peace.
“Living With Faith” is a small book, just 5”x7” and 125 pages.
But it is packed full of wisdom flowing from the Rabbi Irwin
Weiner’s many years of experience in helping people through the joys
and sorrows of life. You can see this man has been inspired by love
for mankind. His words enlighten and sooth.
On page 83, Weiner talks about loss. …”Sometimes we lose someone
we love, someone who has an immense impact on our lives, and it can
make us weak, but having known that person can also make us
stronger.” These words seem so true. Inspired by Psalm 23 that
reads, “walking through the valley of death”. We all walk through
that valley many times in our lives and hopefully have gained
strength from knowing those lost to this world. We are better by
having been touched by their lives.
This book is so much more than just about loss. He speaks about
relationships, faith, patriotism, aging, science and religion and so
much more. In a short concise format this wise man has shared his
knowledge of important issues, often in story form, easy to read,
touching and inspiring.
Perhaps you know someone in pain, needing healing words that are
beyond your ability. When you don’t know what to say, hand them this
book. It will surely bring them comfort.
Author Irwin Weiner will be at various locations to be announced
for a book signing. You can also find his book online at
Adam Steffey and friends deliver a complete,
hard-driving, smooth bluegrass record for the ages.
You may have heard Adam Steffey's mind-blowing mandolin
chops before, as he's played with several bluegrass
bands, notably Alison Krauss and Union Station, Mountain
Heart, and most recently Dan Tyminski Band. The IBMA has
recognized him as mandolin player of the year 6 times.
Now, he's joined Sugar Hill for a brilliant solo record,
"One More For The Road," which features
jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity along with some
fantastic vocals. Until now, Adam hasn't been
particularly well-known for his vocals, but on the title
track and others, he proves that his solid baritone
pipes belong with the best of them. Add in songs
featuring the likes of Alison Krauss,
Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman,
and Chris Stapleton (of The
Steeldrivers), and you have a smorgasbord of vocal
talent on this record. Bluegrass DJs are already
praising it as among the best of the year.
For this week only, you can
stream the full
record on Adam's iLike page:
Click here and choose "Play All" under Featured Songs.
Buy this record on CD
"One More For The Road"
Buy this record from iTunes
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band joins Sugar Hill for new
record of genuine roots music
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- the iconic and profoundly
influential group often cited as the catalysts for an
entire movement in country and roots music -- released
their first studio album in five years, "Speed
of Life", on September 22. The new record
presents the band in their signature laid back style,
anchored by the deft musicianship, diverse songwriting,
and genuine vocal styles of the core band of Jeff Hanna,
Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen.
You can check out a video of the "Making Of"... along
with a few streaming tracks
Buy this record on CD
Buy this record on iTunes
In The Studio with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Other Big News - Sarah Jarosz and Sam Bush on
Prairie Home Companion this Saturday (9/26)!
The fantastic, venerable radio program "A Prairie Home
Companion" with Garrison Keillor has invited Sugar Hill
prodigy Sarah Jarosz and veteran Sam Bush to perform on
this weekend's season-opening broadcast! Please do your
best to tune in - we're expecting great things! In case
you're not sure when it plays in your area, check
this list with all the details.
Coming in October - Sam Bush - "Circles
Around Me" (10/20). More info at
the all-new sambush.com.