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Coaches: Paid to Coach or Win?

Browsing through Yahoo! sports and naturally football is front and center. No surprise the Dallas Cowboys, ‘America’s Team’, is heading up the news stories. The tagline read ‘Jason Garrett’s survival as Cowboys head coach could hinge on next 2 games’. The story itself focuses on the poor team performance during this season and how the NFC East’s hopes now lie with the Philadelphia Eagles.
This article got me thinking though; what do we pay coaches to do? We assume we pay them to coach and championships are a by-product of great coaching, right? Perhaps that’s only true at the pee-wee or high school levels but imagine if coaches could be offered a tenure of sorts at collegiate or professional levels? Would performance improve or would we face the decline of competitive sports? What if we treated other professions the way we do professional coaching staff?
Firefighters allow sixteen buildings to burn past the point of restoration unable to battle the intensity of the blazes for whatever reasons, fire them? Adele puts out an awful song, hard as that may be to imagine, and everyone hates it, do we banish her from microphones forever? These are extreme examples for sure, but while there is something to be said for the drive that competition brings, there is also an argument to be made for job security.
We love our sports teams, and we love it when they are winning. What makes us true fans is our willingness to stand behind the team (and the coaches) when they are losing, which is what makes the victories so impossibly sweet. We will never forget that ‘fan’ is actually short for ‘fanatic’ but history shows fanatical is not always synonymous with sensible. Fire Jason Garrett, a young coach with a dedication to the Cowboys franchise and a record setting offensive line, after a few bad games? Maybe zooming out to the bigger war will bring the few lost battles into perspective.

Michel Terpin Made a Name for Himself in Racing

Since he first started racing, Michel Terpins knew he wanted to do something different than what all the other rally drivers were doing in Brazil. As long as Michel Terpins has been driving, he has been trying his best to make things easier on his own. He wants to continue driving and showing people they can do the same thing as him. As a professional driver, he knows he is able to make things easier for himself in every way possible. Since he first started, he knew he was going to have to make the right choices if he was going to continue being a driver. Sometimes that means he has to try and do things other drivers wouldn’t be able to do because they don’t have the ability to drive like that. Michel Terpins knew he would need to set himself apart from other rally drivers so he did just that.

One of the most influential things Michel Terpins did was drive a car that wasn’t even ready for the race. He knew he had to do something different so he chose to drive a rally car that wasn’t quite ready. The car was not something he was prepared to deal with soe he made all the right choices while he was driving. The car was not as easy to drive as some other cars, but it was able to be driven. Michel Terpins even won the race in a car that wasn’t mechanically ready to drive.

Along with rally driving, Michel Terpins knows how to do other things. In fact, he is an excellent investor. Most of the money he earns from rally car driving, he immediately invests. He believes that’s the only way he can actually build wealth that will last for a long time. By doing this, he is preparing himself for a better future. Even when he isn’t driving, he’ll have a chance to try different things and make more money from the driving opportunities he has. Michel Terpins knows the smart way to invest his money and spend time doing things most other people wouldn’t be able to do if they were driving.

Getting rich by betting smart on NCAA basketball

Most people probably haven’t heard of Billy Walters. But if you are an aspiring sports handicapper you should know who he is. Billy Walters is one of the richest men in America and he got there doing one thing and one thing alone, betting on sports. From Lefty Rosenthal, the man Robert DeNiro’s character was based on in Casino, to Teddy Covers of there are many examples of sharp sports bettors who have built empires by taking advantage of the small errors in spreads that arise when too many people bet with their hearts instead of their minds.

Most sports sharps won’t concentrate on just one season or one sport. But if you’re new to sports betting, NCAA basketball is probably the single best sport you could start in. With 371 Division I basketball teams alone and a season that spans November to April, NCAA basketball will always keep you in action. Another great feature of NCAA basketball is that its fans are particularly fanatical. Lines moving 5 or 10 points from where they should be is commonplace. Lines moving 20 points astray is not unheard of. This means there are frequent opportunities for big profit. A good place to start looking for good analysis, insights and spreads is, the home site of prolific and wildly successful sports betting legend Teddy Covers.

Back to Billy Walters. So how did Billy Walters get to be one of the richest men in America doing nothing save betting on sports you might ask? The answer is quite simple: through the incredible power of compound returns. It may surprise some new to sports betting to learn most top pros don’t have a huge edge on any given play. In fact you may hear it said that if you can win more than 52.5% of all your picks, you can get rich betting sports. And that statement is true. The trick is to always make what gamblers refer to as positive expectation bets. These are bets where you have a long term expectation of positive returns. The other trick is to keep your money in action every day. A pro sports bettor may not expect to make much more than 1% or so on any given play. But 1$ compounded daily over a year will give him returns of 3700%!

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Andy Wirth And The Clean Power Plan

Andy Wirth and the Clean Power Plan

Humanity is faced with a new era full of emerging economies and a lot of opportunity. Reno has made great strides in campaigning for clean energy. A publication in the Reno Gazette Journal reported that last week, the city council of Reno threw its support behind the Clean Power Plan. This is an initiative that will help our country turn away from the impure coal power and adopt renewable and clean energy. The council became one of the many private companies that voted for the Clean Power Plan.
The issue of clean energy in Reno is a political one. Reno has poor quality air, increased cases of forest fires and drought. The reality of Reno’s carbon foot print is partly to blame for these incidences. Despite having the best geothermal and solar energy in the region, we continue to burn coal as a source of electricity. The vote of confidence by the members of the City Council is also an opportunity to partner with international companies like Microsoft, Apple and Tesla. These companies are not only impressing upon us to adopt clean energy but are at the same time presenting new job opportunities in our region.
Andrew Wirth was born on 25th July 1963. Wirth is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, a parent company of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski resorts. Wirth is the grandson of the director of US National Park Service, Conrad Wirth. Wirth has been in the hotel and mountain resort industry for a period of 25 years. He started his career in 1986 at the Steamboat Springs Resort. Wirth has severed in a couple of leadership and marketing positions at the Steamboat Corporation. Wirth became Intrawest’s chief marketing officer and the vice president in 2007. Steamboat was taken by Intrawest in 2007. Wirth later left Intrawest to work as the CEO and president of Squaw Valley in 2010.
Wirth possesses a bachelor of science from the University of Colorado and also went to Edinburgh University which is based in Scotland. Wirth has acquired several professional and community service awards such as Steamboat Business leader of the and the community five awards.