Tokyo Mothers Group: Fundraising Activities

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Mortgage Defense Group: About Neill Fendly – Mortgage Fraud Expert

Neill E. Fendly, Certified Mortgage Consultant (CMC), has over 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. Before founding Mortgage Defense, Inc. in 2001, Mr. Fendly served as the President of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers where he presided over 38,000 industry professionals. He also served as President of both the Arizona and North Carolina Associations of Mortgage Professionals and is currently a member of the NAIHP (National Association of Independent Housing Professionals), MBAC (Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas), and the NAMB (National Association of Mortgage Brokers.)

Throughout his career, Mr. Fendly has received numerous designations and awards for his exceptional contribution to the mortgage field. He has been awarded NAMB’s “Lifetime Distinguished Industry Service Award” as well as it’s “National Broker of the Year” award. Mr. Fendly also received the United States Congressional Medal of Distinction.

Mr. Fendly has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Association of Attorney Generals, and the National Conference of State Regulators. He spent over a decade lobbying for mortgage regulation interests in Washington DC testifying before the U.S. Congress on many occasions as an expert in the field.

Neill Fendly currently is the President of Mortgage Defense, Inc. and can be seen speaking on CNN, CNBC, local news broadcasts and in print in The Wall Street Journal and a multitude of industry oriented publications.

The Bradley Smoker Story

Bradley Smoker really got started when my Dad did a deal with a master food smoker back in the seventies. The story goes that this master smoker knew nothing about catching salmon and asked my Dad for some advice. Dad said if he wanted to learn how to catch fish, he was going to have to teach my Dad how to smoke salmon. It was a hell of a lot easier to catch salmon back then. If this agreement happened today, I doubt Bradley Smoker would have gotten very far.

Anyway this master smoker learned how to catch salmon. My Dad basically told him the cardinal rule of fishing? Do not fish where there are no fish, period.

So the guy kept his promise, gave my Dad some smoker recipes, keeping it simple with very common ingredients and told my Dad the secret to food smoking. He said you must control the smoke, plain and simple. Back then that meant constantly attending to the sawdust, never letting the heat being generated by the burning sawdust get too high, and most important, never letting the wood burn down to an ash. Watch the wood being burned, when it starts to have glowing ambers, and there are flecks of white ash appearing, get rid of it. Replace it immediately with new sawdust and continue smoking as the recipe requires. That’s it, simple huh? I just gave it away?

Not quite yet I am afraid, there is a lot to food smoking that I am still learning about every day. I am reminded by all the food smokers out there that we still have many things to uncover, never been tried before. Soon to be the latest and greatest recipe you have got to try. We will try to keep you posted.

Want to know more about us, keep reading. I promise not to leave anything out.

With this simple principle about food smoking firmly entrenched in my Dad’s masters list of principles.

The Tyler Group: Bush-tijdperk belastingverlagingen verlopen te ontwijken fiscale klif –design21sdn

http://www.design21sdn.com/organizations/563/posts/21488

The Tyler Group

De slimme aanpak van de “fiscale klif” — de belasting en uitgaven wijzigingen gepland voor einde van het jaar dat zou begrotingstekorten scherp gesneden na verloop van tijd, maar waarschijnlijk gooien de economie in een recessie volgend jaar — is vervangen door een meer fiscaal en economisch juiste pakket. In het bijzonder moeten wij allen de Bush-tijdperk belastingverlagingen verlopen, restanten van de automatische bezuinigingen (“sequestration”) en vervang ze met een evenwichtig pakket dat verhoogt van ontvangsten en uitgaven op de lange termijn, terwijl het verstrekken van meer tekort gefinancierde stimulans tijdens volgend jaar of zo te stimuleren het zwak herstel.

Beleidsmakers geconfronteerd met tal van hindernissen te knutselen dergelijke een ‘grand koopje.” Hier is een die de Tyler groep Barcelona suggereren dat moet onmiddellijk opzij gezet: de overtuiging dat de stimulerende maatregelen zij vastgesteld ter bestrijding van de grote recessie inefficiënt waren, een belangrijke bron van ons probleem van tekort zijn, en daarom moeten niet worden geprobeerd opnieuw. Niets zou verder van de waarheid.

In The Tyler groep Barcelona Hand en hamer eerdere post, uitgelegd dat de stimulans gewerkt omdat zonder, de terugwinning van de recessie zwakker, met hogere werkloosheid zou zijn geweest. Bovendien werkte het zonder toevoeging aanzienlijk op lange termijn tekorten of schulden.

The Tyler Group

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Tyler Madoff parents to talk suit Wednesday

http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/tyler-madoff-parents-to-talk-suit-wednesday-1.3919367

 

The parents of Tyler Madoff speak during a

 

 

The parents of White Plains teen Tyler Madoff, who died when he was swept out into the Pacific Ocean during a Hawaii kayaking trip in July, are expected to reveal details of their negligence lawsuit against the tour operator Wednesday during a press conference at their lawyer’s Manhattan office.

The press conference is set for 1 p.m. at the West 57th Street office of attorney Susan Karten.

Michael and Marianne Madoff, parents of the 15-year-old Scarsdale High School student, have accused tour operators from Bold EarthTeen Adventures and Hawaii Pack and Paddle, who led a group of teenagers on a hiking and kayaking trip, of showing poor judgment and acting “coldhearted” toward them after their son was swallowed by the ocean. Tyler Madoff and Matthew Alzate, a 15-year-old from Miami, were swept out in the same wave that claimed Tyler Madoff’s life on July 4, as the group hiked near a restricted tide pool area.

While tour guides quickly pulled Alzate to safety, Tyler Madoff’s body was never recovered despite the dedicated efforts of search and dive teams.

The lawsuit alleges tour guides “ignored heavy surf tide and wave advisories for that day,” and “deviated from planned itinerary … in direct contravention of state-issued permits and brought 12 teens to a treacherous and off-limits section of the park,” Karten announced Tuesday.

Tyler Madoff’s death was caused by the tour guides’ “outrageously reckless and irresponsible decision” to lead the group from the “safety of the bay to the treacherous lava rock area,” according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Honolulu.

They were hiking near the Captain Cook monument at Kealakekua Bay when they stopped to rest at a tide pool, authorities said. The teens were led to an area that’s out of a state-permitted area despite dangerous surf warnings, according to the suit.

“Some of the teenagers scrambled for cover and attempted to grab on to anything to keep them from being swept back out of the tidal pools into the ocean by the violently receding waves,” according to the lawsuit. “Tyler was last seen being swept through the tide pool by the raging waters and over the shore line cliffs into the ocean, never to be seen again.”

The family also claimed that the group team leader did nothing to help Tyler Madoff. The lawsuit said the man has a criminal history, including disorderly conduct and marijuana possession, even thoughColorado-based Bold Earth Teen Adventures claims its leaders undergo background checks.

The leader, identified in the suit as Andrew Mork, 22, of Wisconsin, couldn’t be reached for comment.

The suit alleges Bold Earth and its president and founder, Abbott Wallis, “did not notify the Madoffs until hours after the event, and despite having knowledge of the occurrence were more interested in assessing liability.”

Wallis said he hadn’t yet seen the lawsuit. He previously called it a “freak accident” and said guides did all they could to help search for Tyler Madoff.

Hawaii Pack and Paddle was subcontracted by Bold Earth, a Colorado-based company. In previous comments to Newsday, Bold Earth founder and owner Abbott Wallis said he sympathized with Madoff’s parents. Nonetheless, he said his tour operators could not have anticipated the powerful wave that swept up the two teenagers.

“Every single person has described it as a freak accident caused by waves that were unpredictable, like a lightning strike or an earthquake,” Wallis said in July.

Tuesday’s announcement did not include mention of damages sought beyond seeking punitive damages for “emotional distress,” but in previous statements to the media, the Madoffs have said they would donate any lawsuit proceeds to charity or use the funds for safety education.

Check back at Newsday.com this afternoon for further details on the press conference and the lawsuit.

Tyler Madoff parents to talk suit Wednesday

http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/tyler-madoff-parents-to-talk-suit-wednesday-1.3919367

 

The parents of Tyler Madoff speak during a

 

 

The parents of White Plains teen Tyler Madoff, who died when he was swept out into the Pacific Ocean during a Hawaii kayaking trip in July, are expected to reveal details of their negligence lawsuit against the tour operator Wednesday during a press conference at their lawyer’s Manhattan office.

The press conference is set for 1 p.m. at the West 57th Street office of attorney Susan Karten.

Michael and Marianne Madoff, parents of the 15-year-old Scarsdale High School student, have accused tour operators from Bold EarthTeen Adventures and Hawaii Pack and Paddle, who led a group of teenagers on a hiking and kayaking trip, of showing poor judgment and acting “coldhearted” toward them after their son was swallowed by the ocean. Tyler Madoff and Matthew Alzate, a 15-year-old from Miami, were swept out in the same wave that claimed Tyler Madoff’s life on July 4, as the group hiked near a restricted tide pool area.

While tour guides quickly pulled Alzate to safety, Tyler Madoff’s body was never recovered despite the dedicated efforts of search and dive teams.

The lawsuit alleges tour guides “ignored heavy surf tide and wave advisories for that day,” and “deviated from planned itinerary … in direct contravention of state-issued permits and brought 12 teens to a treacherous and off-limits section of the park,” Karten announced Tuesday.

Tyler Madoff’s death was caused by the tour guides’ “outrageously reckless and irresponsible decision” to lead the group from the “safety of the bay to the treacherous lava rock area,” according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Honolulu.

They were hiking near the Captain Cook monument at Kealakekua Bay when they stopped to rest at a tide pool, authorities said. The teens were led to an area that’s out of a state-permitted area despite dangerous surf warnings, according to the suit.

“Some of the teenagers scrambled for cover and attempted to grab on to anything to keep them from being swept back out of the tidal pools into the ocean by the violently receding waves,” according to the lawsuit. “Tyler was last seen being swept through the tide pool by the raging waters and over the shore line cliffs into the ocean, never to be seen again.”

The family also claimed that the group team leader did nothing to help Tyler Madoff. The lawsuit said the man has a criminal history, including disorderly conduct and marijuana possession, even thoughColorado-based Bold Earth Teen Adventures claims its leaders undergo background checks.

The leader, identified in the suit as Andrew Mork, 22, of Wisconsin, couldn’t be reached for comment.

The suit alleges Bold Earth and its president and founder, Abbott Wallis, “did not notify the Madoffs until hours after the event, and despite having knowledge of the occurrence were more interested in assessing liability.”

Wallis said he hadn’t yet seen the lawsuit. He previously called it a “freak accident” and said guides did all they could to help search for Tyler Madoff.

Hawaii Pack and Paddle was subcontracted by Bold Earth, a Colorado-based company. In previous comments to Newsday, Bold Earth founder and owner Abbott Wallis said he sympathized with Madoff’s parents. Nonetheless, he said his tour operators could not have anticipated the powerful wave that swept up the two teenagers.

“Every single person has described it as a freak accident caused by waves that were unpredictable, like a lightning strike or an earthquake,” Wallis said in July.

Tuesday’s announcement did not include mention of damages sought beyond seeking punitive damages for “emotional distress,” but in previous statements to the media, the Madoffs have said they would donate any lawsuit proceeds to charity or use the funds for safety education.

Check back at Newsday.com this afternoon for further details on the press conference and the lawsuit.

Tyler Farrar wins his second stage at USA Pro Challenge

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COLORADO SPRINGS — With just 1½ laps left in three laps around downtown Colorado Springs, the peloton finally caught the breakaway group Friday afternoon and from there Tyler Farrar broke out in the sprint to the finish line to win Stage 5 of the USA Pro Challenge.

The Team Garmin-Sharp rider, who also won Stage 1 on Monday, finished Friday’s stage in 3 hours, 58 minutes, 27 seconds. During the stage, Farrar also reclaimed the green jersey as the top sprinter.

Boulder’s Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing who crashed in Stage 1 and injured is right knee, finished

George Hincapie, left, (riding for BMC Racing) and David Zabriskie (riding for Garmin-Sharp) prepare for the start of Stage 5 at the USA Pro Challenge on Friday in Breckenridge. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)

second in the Stage 5. His teammate, Tejay van Garderen, kept the yellow jersey. Van Garderen kept the yellow jersey but remains tied in time with Garmin Sharp’s Christian Vande Velde at 21:32:45.

 

Garmin-Sharp’s Tom Danielson remains atop the King of the Mountains standings as the top climber with 50 points, three ahead of Jorge Castiblanco of Team EPM-UNE.

With all the news about Lance Armstrong’s latest issue on allegations from his past in the air, Stage 5 left Breckenridge on Friday morning for the 117.9-mile race to downtown Colorado Springs.

The stage had one climb, then it was all about the sprinters as they roll downhill into the Front Range.

2:15 p.m.: Gap barely a minute

The stage continues to remain much of the same as the same seven riders continued to lead, but the gap has narrowed to 80 seconds.

As they hit the Woodland Park sprint line, the breakaway rolled through.

1:25 p.m.: Peloton gaining

With 50 miles to go in Stage 5, the same seven-man breakaway stayed

Tejay van Garderen, center, (riding for BMC Racing in the race leader’s yellow jersey) and the rest of the peloton prepare for the start of Stage 5 on Friday. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)

ahead of the peloton, but the gap had narrowed to 3½ minutes.

 

12:30 p.m.: Breakaway increases gap

With 75 miles to the finish, the breakaway group of seven riders has increased its lead on the peloton to 6 minutes, 20 seconds.

As the race turned east onto Highway 24 at Hartsel, rain began to hit the lead group.

11:45 a.m.: Through first sprint

Russian Sergey Firsanov from Team RusVelo picked up the top sprint points, riding in the breakaway group of seven riders as they hit Fairplay.

That group remained about 3 minutes ahead of the peloton, which includes yellow-jersey leader Tejay Van Garderen.

Garmin-Sharp’s Tom Danielson retained the King of the Mountains lead after the climb up Hoosier Passm gaining a point on Camilo Castiblanco of Team EPM-UNE.