Democrats Turning on Harry Reid?

posted on 19 Sep 2014 18:03 by aromaticshame6738

From the Wall Street Journal

No one has done more to protect Senate Democrats from difficult votes than Majority Leader Harry Reid, but a funny thing is happening as another election nears. His own vulnerable Members are griping about the lack of votes.

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich was elected in 2008 and hasn't been able to get a Senate vote on any of his proposed legislative amendments. For years he was silent but suddenly he's upset, telling Politico: "Does it mean increased risks? Sure. That's what voting is about."

Tee Time Golf Helps You Get In the Game

posted on 20 Jul 2014 04:05 by aromaticshame6738

GolfToys, Inc. Introduces GSIM(TM), the Latest in Golf Simulators

GolfToys, Inc. (NYSE:PAR), announces GSIM(TM), a golf simulator that allows golf to be played on a graphically or photographically simulated driving range or golf course, usually in an indoor setting. It is a technical system used by some golfers to continue their sport regardless of weather and time of day in a converted premises.

Simulators have been available since the early 1970s, and with advanced technology GSIM(TM) uses a state-of-the-art system that works with a computer or video game console. This advanced system utilizes a dedicated room, hitting screen, projector and other paraphernalia.

"This new sophisticated technology provides analyses of the spin, projection and contact of the ball," says Vice-President of new products, Birdie Bradley. "It even films the swing for analysis with a professional, and one can play courses from all over the world."

In addition to tracking and analyzing factors such as projection and contact information of ball and club, simulators are now able to fully automate ball retrieval and tee height. Simpler simulators typically do not possess built-in software, but measure the movement of the hand-held sensor and feeds the information to the video game. The information received is then translated into an action of some sort, usually hitting the ball. More advanced simulators often come with their own software, allowing the user to use the system as if they were on a driving range. Relying on a battery of environmental sensors, the software tracks each shot and represents the entire shot, from impact to how the ball bounces visually on screen. In this way, the golfer has a detailed analysis of the entire flight of the ball which can be used for practice or training.

The principal advantage of the GSIM(TM) is the ability to conveniently play and practice in a controlled environment. Often this means the ability to play without any pressure, green fees, or tee times; however, the advent of "indoor golf centers", which provide simulators for commercial play, bring many of these competitive and social aspects into the simulated game. For those who live in wintry climes or urban settings, golf simulators offer the ability to play and practice year-round or within the confines of their locale. The space requirements can range from just needing an 8-ft ceiling to an entire wall upon which the game's screen is attached.

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Joint Venture - Reliance Asset Advisors, LLC Formed at Request of Local Business


WILMINGTON, N.C.--(Business Wire)--

Reliance Trust Company, an Atlanta-based financial services company, announced

today that it has formed a new joint venture, Reliance Asset Advisors, LLC to

serve the trust, wealth management and financial service needs of the Greater

Wilmington, North Carolina market. This new joint venture has been started in

partnership with several long-time Wilmington business leaders.

"The formation of Reliance Asset Advisors is the manifestation of Reliance

Trust`s long stated strategy of developing a direct retail presence in key

Coastal markets throughout the South East. We believe that markets such as

Wilmington are currently underserved and present a great opportunity for

Reliance which is big enough to provide all the needed products and services and

small enough to provide the kind of personal service that clients want and

demand," said Anthony Guthrie, president of Reliance Trust. "In addition, we

have found tremendous local business partners who desire a more personalized

approach to delivering financial services who share our belief in the future of


It is the stated goal of Reliance Asset Advisors to provide access to best in

class financial services and wealth management products and services while bring

the highest levels of customer service to the market place. Services will


* Investment management services

* Local Trust services and Administration

* Financial planning services

* Retirement services to include 401(k) rollover and IRA services.

"We are excited about our entrance into Wilmington," said Andy Crane, Managing

Principal of Reliance Asset Advisors. "We have spent several years evaluating

how we could expand our proven lines of business and leverage the success we

have already experienced in other areas of the country. The formation of

Reliance Asset Advisors, in conjunction with Reliance Trust, perfectly fits our

goals in that direction. We are pleased to have strong partners who share our

vision and mission. Given the current impact of mergers, consolidations and

closings the time is right for a new provider."

Wilmington partners include Harold W. Wells, III and Mort Neblett.

The office is located in downtown Wilmington at Three North Third Street in the

Wells Insurance building.

Reliance Financial Corporation is a privately held, Atlanta-based, diversified

financial services and wealth management company with more than $65 billion in

assets under management and administration. Reliance conducts business

throughout the United States through its trust company (one of the largest

independent trust companies in the country) subsidiaries and affiliated offices.

Reliance offers a full array of outsourcing, wealth management, investment and

trust and asset management services to individuals, corporations and

institutions, as well as to other banks, brokerage firms and insurance

companies. Please visit for information on all of the company`s

programs and services or call 910-338-2900.


Tony Greene, 678-274-1693

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