The Mushroom Whisperers

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces October Entertainment and Events Listing

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

Ink Master Viewing Party

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5 p.m. 8 p.m.

Admission Cost: Free

Venue: Shady Grove Lounge

Event Info: Ink Master reality television show will take center stage every Tuesday night with a viewing party and live radio remote from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Special guest, Cleen Rock One of Chrome Gypsy Tattoo Las Vegas will be at the viewing party each week to discuss that nights episode. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials while watching the new episode of Ink Master. Chrome Gypsy Tattoo is giving away a tattoo each week and guests can register to win a grand prize valued at $ 1,000. Must be 21 years of age or older and must be present to win.

Comedian Alex Thomas

Dates: Friday, October 17

Time: Doors at 8 p.m.; Show at 9 p.m.

Admission Cost: $ 20 General Admission; $ 40 Meet & Greet

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Silverton Casino and Wade 2 The Blue are presenting an All 80s High School Reunion Comedy Show featuring comedian Alex Thomas, hosted by Sweet Lou Collins on Friday, October 17 at 9 p.m. Audience members will experience the best of Alex Thomas live inside Veil Pavilion where his irreverent point of view is on full display.

Thomas actually grew up with a musical background, but quickly found that telling jokes was more his style. He was the class clown during his school years and just after graduating high school he landed his first job in the entertainment industry by appearing on In Living Color as the choreographer for the infamous Fly Girls. Thomas was known as the funny guy on set, and it was there that he was encouraged to pursue comedy. Just two years later, while performing at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California, audience member and fan Will Smith hired him as the writer for the hit sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where he wrote for three seasons. As his career took off, Thomas stared in two one hour comedy specials on Showtime and BETs ComicView, including opening stand-up for stars such as Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, and Bill Cosby. To add to his multifaceted success, Alex can be found on multiple hit sitcoms including The Jaimie Foxx Show, Moesha, The Wayans Bros, Family Guy, King of the Hill and Batman Beyond as well as an appearance on the NBCs The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As if tackling sitcom writing, stand-up, television, and Showtime wasnt enough, Thomas appeared in several hit films and is a semi-successful hip-hop artist performing with Kanye West, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. General admission tickets are just $ 20; meet and greet tickets available for $ 40 with limited availability. Tickets are available online, at Ticket price subject to all fees, sales tax and L.E.T. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Peace Frog Tribute to THE DOORS

Dates: Saturday, October 25

Time: 7 p.m. Doors; 8 p.m.

Admission Cost: $ 14.95

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Embodying the drama and rock theater that made The Doors famous is what makes Peace Frogs show unique and has kept loyal fans entranced for 16 years. Audience members experience the dark and moody, mystical and hypnotic recreation of the true likeness, presence, spirit and vocals of Jim Morrison and the band. Fans can expect intoxicating renditions of Hello, I Love You, Light My Fire, L.A. Woman, The End and many of The Doors classic songs. This is the one and only show in Las Vegas this year for Peace Frog. Tickets start at just $ 14.95 and are available online, at All ages show. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket price subject to all fees, sales tax and L.E.T.

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted Best Free Attraction in the Best of City Search

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Strong Consumer Preference for Card Based Payments Drive the Global EFTPOS Terminals Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn Although not completely immune to fraud, theft, and misuse, EFTPOS/Card-based payments are relatively safer than carrying cash, and more secure than online payment transactions. These payments also bring cost benefits to customers by sparing personal checks and ATM fees. Credit/debit cards are presently the most popular non-cash payment medium among consumers. Besides cost considerations and safety reasons, the convenience factor too has been driving strong consumer shift from cash transactions to card based payments. This growing preference for card based payments among customers represents a key factor driving adoption of EFTPOS terminals among retailers. With provision to pay through credit/debit card turning out to be major deciding factor for customers to visit a particular retail outlet or a restaurant, retail merchants and restaurant owners, have been eagerly installing EFTPOS terminals. Also, given that Card-based payments help encourage unplanned or impulse buying among consumers, merchants are now more than willing to install EFTPOS terminals in order to improve their sales prospects.

Growing levels of EMV compliance has been driving strong replacement market for EFTPOS terminals across the globe. Marking the demise of conventional magnetic stripe cards and mandatory shift towards smart-card based debit/credit cards, EMV compliance has accelerated replacement of magnetic-stripe card based EFTPOS terminals to EMV compliant POS terminals. While major countries across the globe have taken the lead in migration to smart cards and smart payment solutions, the US has been lagging behind for a host of reasons. However, with technical and other implementation challenges now sorted out and with consumers and retailers alike realizing the benefits of EMV compliance, the US market too has slowly but surely started migrating towards EMV compliant cards. MasterCard and Visa have already announced incentives to merchants migrating to the new technology in a bid to encourage adoption and other companies are expected to follow suit. With the US expected to achieve about 50% EMV card penetration by 2018, the market for EMV compliant POS terminals is expected to benefit immensely in coming years.

Contactless card payments are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, especially the young purchasers supported by the usage benefits that the technology offers such as ease of use, and reduced wait time for payment realization. With retailers and consumers shifting their loyalties towards more sophisticated technologies that can help them increase efficiency, avoid errors, facilitate automation and realize value for money, the market for contactless card based terminals is expected to increase substantially in the coming years.

As stated by the new market research report on EFTPOS Terminals, Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market worldwide. The region is also forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 13.8% over the analysis period. Rapid economic development, steady GDP growth, expanding base of affluent middle class population, improving spending power, and emergence of several modern retail infrastructure projects such as malls, super markets, and chain stores in China and India represent key growth drivers in the region.

Key players covered in the report include Atos Worldline, Equinox Payments LLC, First Data Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Ingenico S.A, Keycorp Pty Limited, Motorola Solutions Inc, NCR Corporation, Olivetti S.p.A., PAX Technology Limited-PAX, Smartpay Ltd, SPIRE PAYMENTS, VeriFone, Wincor Nixdorf AG, among others.

The research report titled Electronic Funds Transfer POS (EFTPOS) Terminals: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, growth drivers, innovations and launches, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in volume (thousand units) for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin-America (Brazil, and Rest of Latin America) and Rest of World.

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Proformative Appoints Former Oracle CFO Jeffrey E. Epstein to Strategic Advisory Board

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Proformativethe largest and fastest growing educational resource for corporate finance professionalshas announced the appointment of former Oracle EVP and CFO Jeffrey E. Epstein to its advisory board. Epstein currently serves as operating partner for Bessemer Venture Partners.

Were thrilled to have Jeff join our advisory board. Jeff is a proven business leader and luminary among chief financial officers. With his expertise in building world-class finance organizations, he will be instrumental in helping us continue to build the premier learning platform for the office of the CFO, said Proformative CEO John Kogan.

Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as chief financial officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick, King World Productions and Nielsens Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. Epstein also serves on the boards of directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock and Global Eagle Entertainment.

Im pleased to have the opportunity to be part of Proformatives advisory team, particularly now with the launch of Proformative Academy, said Epstein. Theyve built tremendous value for their corporate finance members as the clear leader in knowledge-sharing for the office of the CFO, and Im looking forward to contributing to their future growth.

Proformatives advisory board provides guidance on issues that directly impact the value the company delivers to its members and ensures that the company maintains its leadership position as the knowledge sharing resource for the office of the CFO. Epstein joins Oracle SVP of Finance and Treasury Dr. Eric Ball, and CFOs Stuart Brown of RedRobin and Daniel Carter of BevMo! on the advisory board.

About Proformative, Inc.

The largest and fastest-growing online educational resource for the office of the CFO, Proformative enables finance professionals to make smarter business decisions, connect with their peers, build their skills and advance their careers. In addition to an unparalleled peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing community, members also have access to Proformative Academy, which provides excellence in online learning for the office of the CFO through highly focused courses taught by experienced finance practitioners. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Proformative reaches more than 70,000 registered community members and 1.5 million site visitors annually, including corporate finance and related executives at companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

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Asif Rehmani to Speak at SPTechCon Boston on No-Code Solution Creation Options in SharePoint 2013

Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Asif Rehmani, SharePoint Server MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and founder of SharePoint training company ( will speak at SPTechCon in Boston on September 17, 2014.

SPTechCon, Boston takes place from September 17-19, 2014. The conference theme is “SharePoint is at the Crossroads Which Way Will You Go?” The 3-day conferences aims to teach the SharePoint community how to master the present and plan for the future with a collection of the top SharePoint MVPs and expert speakers, and more than 80 classes and tutorials to choose from and panels focused on the changes in SharePoint.

Asif Rehmani is excited to be one of the speakers to help pave the way. From 3:45pm – 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 17, Rehmani will speak on “No-Code Solution Creation Options for Non-Developers in SharePoint 2013″

Asif’s company, will also have a booth on-site (#1005) where they plan to showcase the company’s training resources and tools aimed at educating and empowering SharePoint users to be more effective working within their SharePoint environment. Stop by the booth for a demonstration of the company’s signature product, VisualSP-the SharePoint Help System delivering in-context help and support to end users right from the SharePoint ribbon. Attendees that scan their badge will also have a chance to win great prizes including an annual subscription to which provides access to more than 850 SharePoint training tutorials (value $ 200).

If you haven’t registered for the event, you can still do so here. Be sure to enter code “SPVIDEOS” for $ 200 Off registration.

About Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani is a SharePoint Server MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT, and Consultant. He has been a speaker on SharePoint topics at several conferences around the world including Microsoft’s TechEd, SharePoint Conference, SPTechCon, SharePoint Connections, Best Practices Conference, SharePoint Saturdays, SharePoint Roadshows and more. He is co-author of the books “Professional SharePoint Designer 2007″, “Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010″ and “Real World SharePoint 2010″ by Wrox publications. Rehmani is founder of a company that empowers SharePoint users by providing online SharePoint education and support for SharePoint end users and administrators.

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Mile High Showdown: A week of direct action aimed at Wall Street banks

Mile High Showdown.

This week, join the Colorado Progressive Coalition in a series of actions aimed at Wall Street Banks. Protesters will be engaged in direct action including marches, delegations, and even a flashmob, specifically targeting Wells Fargo, who holds the largest market share of foreclosures in Colorado. Wells Fargo is also the largest and worst of the subprime predatory mortgage lenders.

Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo have hit people of color especially hard. According to the Denver Fact Sheet on, “During the housing boom, big banks and their mortgage lending operations were much more likely to put Black and Latino borrowers into higher-cost, subprime loans with a higher risk of default and foreclosure. A recent study finds that the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing economic crisis has led to a 66% loss of wealth for Latino households and a 53% loss for Black households, compared to a 16% loss for White households.” Black and Latinos were at least three times more likely than white borrowers to get subprime loans.

Today, protesters kicked off the week of action by visiting the Wells Fargo branch at 17th and Broadway downtown, where they delivered a list of demands. Those demands include asking that Wells Fargo pay its fair share in taxes, the federally mandated 35% tax rate and increase small business loans. Protesters also demand divestment from for-profit prison companies Geo, Inc. and Corrections Corporation of America. Geo is the operator of an immigration detention center in Aurora. Corrections Corporation of America has helped create anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona, according to a 2010 NPR report. You can read more about today’s action and see photos at the Denver Westword Blogs.

Below is a list of this weeks’ actions. You can also sign up at

Monday, Oct. 24th
• Demands Delivery: Come deliver a letter with our demands to a Wells Fargo branch with us and have it faxed to CEO Jeff Stumpf!
When: 11:30 am. Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

• Outreach: Join our street teams to cover the entire city with our flyers and postcards!
When: 9 am and/or 5 pm Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• National Divestment Action: Close your account with Wells Fargo or any other big Wall Street bank! Download our divestment letter from and bring it along, demand it be faxed to the CEO.
When: 12pm A big delegation will go close their accounts together. You can also participate individually or in small groups on your own. If you close your account, send a picture or statement to
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. (staging area)

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
• Robin Hood flashmob action to deliver #occupytheboardroom messages to local 1%
When: 10 am
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Thursday, Oct. 27th
• Move in Day: Homeowners that Wells Fargo has kicked out of their homes will be moving into a Wells Fargo branch! Come and help us set up a “Fargoville” encampment with tents and furniture! Bring a lamp, a pillow, or other household item to carry with you as we march!
When: 12 pm
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Friday, Oct. 28th
• Student Rally and March to Wells Fargo to demand they divest from GEO, the private prison corporation
When: 4 pm
Where: In front of the Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver

Saturday, Oct. 29th
• Mass Mobilization with Occupy Denver
When: 12 pm
Where: Civic Center Park, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

5 years since pizza delivery drivers form a union

Recently facebooking, I saw that a few of my friends had posted an article on a group of pizza delivery drivers that had formed a union for the first time. I was so excited about the story that I didn’t notice the date of the article: 9/22/06

Well, its the 5th anniversary of the formation of the American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers. The formation of a union of food service workers marked a big victory… not only for the workers, but for the labor movement. It’s difficult for fast food workers to organize due to high turnover rates, a workforce of young minimum wage earners, and ease of replacement of the workforce. All of these factors have made it easier for the fiercely anti-union bosses to fight any signs of unionization.

At the time the pizza delivery drivers were going into negotiations with their employer, Domino’s Pizza, Mark Damron, speaking on behalf of the IWW, spoke about the challenges of organizing in the food service industry. [Damron] “said that is changing because older workers are taking service industry jobs that were traditionally held by younger workers.” He went on to say, “As these people move into those jobs, they have higher expectations,” he said. “You are going to see more agitation and expectations among middle-aged men who have been downsized and are now working as baristas or short-order cooks.” ¹

Is this still true? Do older workers doing food service jobs have higher expectations? Unemployment has doubled since 2006, so those looking for work aren’t just those who lost their union jobs due to downsizing and shipping jobs overseas. We have seen some food service workers unionizing or attempting to unionize, with some victories here and there – i.e. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks workers organizing with IWW- but can we continue to grow the movement of food service workers?

1.”Pizza Delivery Drivers form First Union.” USA Today on the Web 9/22/2006. Accessed 9/23/06. <;.

Solidarity wins against Chase!

Jennifer Hickey reports on the outcome of a struggle by Seattle activists to force a branch of Chase bank to return money they owed a customer.

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New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times. – Read the article!

Employers must now post notices informing workers of their right to organize, to form, and to join labor unions. This rule goes into effect November 14.

Thank you National Labor Relations Board! This is long overdue. I spoke with about 3 workers just over the past week that told me their bosses said they weren’t allowed form a union.

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