Water Supply at Squaw Valley’s High Mountain is Off, But Sking is On

On November 8, 2016, an alert was announced from the Squaw Valley Ski Resort that they were having an issue with the water supply on the high mountain. CEO Andy Wirth and the Board of Directors of the resort detected bacteria in the water in a routine test. They immediately contacted the Placer County Department of Environmental Health and their findings were confirmed. Small amounts of E. Coli and coliform bacteria were found in the upper mountain water system.


Mr. Wirth closed the restaurants on the upper mountain, and tourists and skiers cannot drink any of the water on the high mountain until the issue is fully resolved. All of the visitors are required to drink bottled water, which Squaw Valley is supplying to all the guests.


The Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts published a statement on November 30 concerning the water issues. It relayed the information that over the summer a new water system was installed at High Camp and Gold Coast, and that is where the contamination occurred. The contamination occurred because of the high amount of rain in Lake Tahoe this season, which inundated the new pipes and caused the problem.


When the issue was first discovered, Squaw Valley contacted several experts on water management to assess the situation and provide the best suggestions for amending the problem. With this additional help, Squaw Valley is addressing the problem and monitoring the levels. When the levels have been reduced to normal, the restaurants will open and skiers will be notified. But Andy Wirth and the Board refuse to open any of the water supplies on the high mountain until experts and the Placer County Department of Environmental Health agree that it is safe.


Squaw Valley is a popular ski resort for tourists both in the U.S and around the world. This issue has been taken very seriously, and all efforts are being taken to ensure complete safety for the guests.

The Amazing Journey of Julie Zuckerberg in Recruitment Sector

Julie Zuckerberg is considered as one of the most successful female recruitment specialists from New York. She is currently leading the senior level recruitment process of Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients, Asset Management, as well as GTO of Deutsche Bank as its Executive Talent Acquisition Lead. Working in such a position is a true testament of her professional excellence. In addition, she also had a decorated career as talent acquisition expert and led in different organizations from different sectors including but not limiting to insurance, legal and consumer market.

Julie has a graduation degree in Psychology from City University of New York-Brooklyn College, and she also pursued a degree in Law at New York Law School. Her impressive career in talent acquisition started at Hudson as Director of Candidate Placement in 2002. In this position, Julie was responsible for recruiting attorneys, support staff, and paralegal as well as other candidates with a legal background. During this time, she also provided career counseling to the new recruits and acted as a link between the staff and employers to manage any work-related conflicts. She worked at Hudson for five years and then got employment as Executive Recruiter in Citi Global Functions in 2007. This was a bigger role for Julie where she managed full recruitment process for senior level vacancies with legal backgrounds. During this time, she was responsible for recruiting senior candidates with Legal, Compliance, and Audit experience. She also took a leading and innovative role in deploying modern recruitment strategies for this company that included but didn’t limited to referrals, social media as well as direct sourcing. For her excellent, performance, she was then appointed as the Vice President & Executive Recruiter at Citi Global Consumer Bank in 2011. In this position, she was responsible for managing senior level recruitment tasks and started to work pro-actively with the hiring managers. She was also responsible for developing and managing negotiation process and manage the sourcing firms while managing recruitment process on a global scale till 2013.

In late 2013, Julie tried her career in the Insurance sector by accepting the offer of Experienced Hire Recruiting Lead & Corporate Vice President position at New York Life Insurance Company. In this position, she was responsible for managing recruitment process outsourcing and client relationship for all experienced hire positions. After working here for a small period, Julie came back to the banking sector as the Vice President, Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Bank in 2014. In that position, she complex recruitment and negotiation issues, partnered with senior managers and managed recruitment firms. For her excellent performance, she was quickly appointed as the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead in this bank in 2015. Right now she manages full recruitment process for its important functions including Private, Wealth and Commercial clients. She is also responsible for managing a big recruitment team and providing them with strategic guidance and coaching.

Julie Zuckerberg has a keen interest in Arts, Science, Animals, Civil and Human Rights as well as Economic Welfare. She is also involved with a number of social and voluntary causes.

Brian Torchin: From Fixing Bones to Fixing careers

Brian Torchin is the founder of HRCR Staffing, based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started the agency to help connect medical professionals to the job market.

However, his mission did not end there. His approach towards the business went against the grain of most staffing agencies. Staffing agencies are seen as a place where a person would go to get a quick job for a short term.

This is where HRCR differs in their philosophy. The idea from the beginning was to create a long-term partnership with their employees. And they have succeeded in spades.

Today HRCR is one of the most successful staffing agencies, especially in the medical field, in the world. The agency now has offices in all 50 states plus Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia.

Brian Torchin got his degree in exercise science from the University of Delaware and Chiropractic degree from the New York Chiropractic College.

After studying to be a chiropractor he did not find the process of looking for and finding a job very pleasant. This is what lies at the core for his reason to start HRCR. In short, he didn’t want others to go through the same experiences as he had.

According to Glassdoor, it’s safe to say Brian Torchin has a good presence on social media. He has up-to-date posts on virtually all the major social media outlets, including, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, and Aboutme.com. On Facebook, for example, he has several links to various groups connected with the medical field.

On twitter, most of his tweets concern where you can get chiropractic help. And he has over 1000 followers. CBC radio and CNN are some the major media outlets that have featured him.

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