Getting Homeless Animals off the Streets during This Cold Winter

There are many individuals who are concerned about homeless animals in New York City. However, they do not know what to do about the problem. If they see a homeless animal, they may take it to a shelter. Unfortunately, shelters at times have to turn away homeless animals because they simply do not have the space or the funds that are needed to take care of them. This leaves a person wondering if there is any long-term solution to the problem. Fortunately, there are many individuals who are working to solve the problem. Ross Abelow is one such individual. He has recently set up a winter fundraiser to help homeless animals in New York City. It is his goal to raise $5,000 through a Go Fund Me account that he set up.

The money that is raised in this Go Fund Me account will be donated to animal shelters in New York City. It will be used for two purposes. First, the money will be used to purchase items like blankets, food, and medicine for animals that are brought to the shelter. Second, it will be used to expand the amount of space that is available in shelters. The great thing about donating to a Go Fund Me campaign like the one set up by Ross Abelow is that a person can donate as little as $10. If lots of people donate, it will not be long before the $5,000 is raised and the money can be used to help homeless animals who are suffering right now as the temperatures in New York are reaching freezing levels.

Another great reason to donate to a cause like this is that it helps animals over a long period of time. It will get them off the streets during this cold winter and provide the basic necessities they need right now, and they may also be placed in adoption programs that will help them to find long-term homes. The more individuals who can get on board with this, the better.

Ross Abelow is a long time resident of New York City. It was in 1990 that he applied for his license to practice law in the state. He went to local law schools and then began to defend clients who were dealing with different family issues. After about 25 years of working for different firms and on different types of projects, he became a partner at Abelow & Cassandro, Llp. It is still his goal to defend clients who are dealing with tough family situations that require legal advice and assistance.
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Beneful, A Complete And Balanced Dog Food

Beneful is labeled a complete and balanced nutritional dog food. What does this mean? This means that you can confidently feed your dog Beneful day in and day out and be assured that your dog is getting all the nutrients that he or she needs in order to grow up healthy and strong. Beneful is certified to meet all the daily nutritional requirements of an adult dog.

The dog food is manufactured by the Nestle Purina Pet Care company, which is one of the world’s top pet food and pet product companies in terms of volume of sales. Purina puts a lot of effort into making sure that each batch of dog food the company creates passes rigorous standards. Beneful dog food, for example goes through several strict quality control measures that begin before the first batch of Beneful dog food is even created at the factory.

Purina Pet Care employees go to farms and carefully inspect the wheat, corn and chicken that will be used in the making of Beneful. If the farms do not met criteria for sanitation, and quality ingredients that Purina has outlined, then Purina will not use those products. Even after inspecting farm’s and agreeing to a contract for a farm to be a supplier for the manufacturing of Beneful dog food, Purina still inspects every batch of corn, or meat that enters its dog food manufacturing facility. If the ingredients are not up too par, then the shipment will be rejected.

Purina’s strict inspection of the ingredients that goes into the making of Beneful dog food helps assure pet owners that their dogs will be eating a food that is only made from quality and inspected ingredients. Nutritionists and veterinarians have also developed a formula for Beneful to ensure that dogs get the proper nutrition they require to be healthy.



All You Need to Know About Eucatex

Eucatex Group was established in 1951 in the town of Salto, Brazil, and its primary focus was manufacturing panels insulated with wood fibers from the eucalyptus tree. Initially, the company was producing soft boards started producing panels and ceiling tiles later on, and by 1965, Eucatex was exporting panels and tiles to Europe.

Eucatex started growing the eucalyptus tree due to the rising demand for exports. In the following years, the company had opened branches in U.S.A., UK, Germany, Holland and Mexico. Eucatex later introduced paints for coating panels and ceiling tiles. It also started investing in land for growing trees to meet its growing demand for exports.

Towards the end of 1980, Eucatex was exporting its products to over 50 countries. By the 1990s, it had become an international organization respected in the building and furniture industry. The company opened more factories and established their lines of varnishes and paints.

Later on, Eucatex started producing MDP panels and caught the attention of the FSC. Eucatex gained international recognition from FSC, becoming the first company in Brazil to get an ISO 9001 certification for its respective sector. Currently, Eucatex is the seventh largest manufacturer in Brazil and owns factories dealing with varnishes, paints, panels, plates and flooring.

The CEO of Eucatex is Flavio Maluf. A mechanical engineering graduate from FAAP in Brazil, Maluf, is the oldest son and is the chairperson of Eucatex’s Board of Executive Officers and the Eucatex trading department. You can follow Maluf on Twitter.

Apart from working at Eucatex, Wikipedia shows that Maluf also serves as a board member for eight different companies, and he is currently the president of Grand Food. He is also recognized for his involvement in charity, and one of his great donations was a state of the art X-ray machine, which he gave to Idio Carli Hospital.  This is all in addition to the commentary that he provides on the major issues.  Flavio Maluf wrote an article on Dupont and their recent chemical merger.  Not to mention his piece about Pfizer, and their acquisition by Allergen.

Bruce Levenson Sells The Atlanta Hawks

Bruce Levenson made a name for himself in the National Basketball Association as the owner of the Atlanta Hawks. He gained quite a bit of national press after selling the Hawks for a significant sum. While there absolutely is a lot of money to be made owning a professional sports team, selling the team can be the best and most profitable decision when done at the right time.

Per an article published on Forbes Magazine’s website, Levenson sold the team for a massive $730 million. Original projections were that the team could sell for $900 million. $1 billion was also deemed a possibility as well.

Levenson’s professional career did not start in the sports world. He graduated law school, and was working as a journalist prior to graduating. His journalism experience proved to be very helpful. Levensen and a partner began publishing a simple newsletter dealing with the oil industry. The newsletter reflected the birth of the United Communications Group (UCG). The one-time small project eventually led to Levensen amassing huge wealth.

With his tremendous personal assets, Levenson was able to purchase the Atlanta Hawks. Even though Levenson’s assets included business entities in many industries, he was most known for his role of the Atlanta Hawks’ owner. The sports franchise did do wonders as far as raising Levenson’s celebrity status.

Business interests are not the only financial endeavors Levenson is involved. He directs a great deal of money towards charitable causes and has done so for many years. Various nonprofit organizations owe their existence, in part, to the charitable giving of Bruce Levenson.

There will always be a question mark, however, regarding the sale of the Hawks. Could Levenson have made more money on the sale. $900+ was considered an overvaluation by the financial experts. Had the overvaluation not occurred, Levensen may have garnered $50+ million more on the sale. Perhaps figures as high as $850 million would have been reached. Regardless, the profit margin Levensen achieved from the years owning the team prior to receiving a generous sales closing surely led to him doing well on the deal.

The future will reveal if Levenson ever returns to professional sports.



American Red Cross Asks Donors to Wait 28 Days After Travel to Prevent Zika Virus Spread

Following the Zika outbreak in Central America the American Red Cross has slightly altered their blood donation policy to prevent the spread of the virus. The Red Cross is now asking all travelers that have been to the Caribbean or Latin America to abstain from donating blood for 28 days after their return.

Vice President of the Red Cross scientific affairs department Susan Stramer stated that the American Red Cross wants to make sure it only offers the most reliable and safest blood products to those in need. To this end they will continue to put in place necessary safety measures as they see fit to help protect patients against Zika.

Two days ago, Jon Urbana and the American Association of Blood Banks made issued a similar request after remarking that they believe the virus stays in the blood for less than 28 days. In Canada, the Canadian Blood Services also issues a statement that those who travel outside of Europe, the continental USA, and Canada will not be allowed to give blood within 21 days of their return.

At the moment there is no way to screen blood for the Zika virus as there are with other diseases that blood is currently tested for before it is used. 4 out of 5 people do not show symptoms of the Zika virus so relying on whether a person looks healthy or not is not an effective way to prevent spread of the disease via blood.

Fiber May Prevent Breast Cancer If Consumed As A Teen


A new study suggests that paying attention to a teenager’s diet is even more important now than ever because it may actually influence the risk of a young girl developing breast cancer in the future. The good news is that the right diet to help prevent breast cancer is probably not one that you are unfamiliar with. It turns out the healthiest diet includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a very low portion of red meat. The even better news is that this diet will even help those who have a family history of cancer.

The study was published this week in Pediatrics journal and included over 90,000 women. The women started the study in 1991 and averaged ages 27 to 44. They recorded their regular diet or the past year and then seven years later about half of them were asked to complete the same survey about what they consumed while in high school.

The study follow up occurred in 2011 and researcher Sergio Cortes found that out of the 44,000 a total of 2,800 was diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of these 1,100 filled out the high school diet part of the survey. The research looked at control factors such as age at onset of menstruation, family history of breast cancer, and smoking and still found that those with a higher intake of fiber while a teen had a much lower risk of breast cancer.

In fact, those that ate a high amount of fiber throughout their late teens and early twenties had a 19% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those that ate a small amount of fiber.

Dog Owners Demand High Quality Food

Everyone on Facebook  is trying to eat a healthier diet these days, including the dog. Dog owners, who spend billions of dollars per year on dog food, are jumping on the healthy bandwagon for their pooches. Natural, organic and preservative free dog foods are filling up shopping carts and hopefully, giving people more quality time with their beloved pets. Pet food companies are responding to the demand. Many companies are adding whole grains, antioxidants, organic meats and fresh vegetables to dog food. Millions of dollars in veterinary research on dog nutrition are spent to keep up to date with the latest findings. Purina Store Beneful is one of those companies. Their employees are so proud of the quality of the product that they not only endorse its use, but also regularly use the product for their own dogs’ consumption. Purina utilizes high quality meats and natural whole grains as well as fruits, vegetables and fish to ensure a full spectrum of nutrition. Instead of simply adding supplements, Purina’s research team obtains the finest quality poultry, lamb and beef as a base for their dog food. This provides high quality protein for energy, strength and to maintain strong muscles. Vegetables like carrots and fruits like blueberries provide vitamins and antioxidants for keen sight and eye health well into a dog’s later years. Whole grains are added for energy, cell growth and to aid digestion. Purina Beneful comes in moist and dry formulas suitable for dogs of all ages. Its dry kibble, which is available in several sizes, has a puppy blend for growth and a skin and coat formula enriched with omega fatty acids. There is also a healthy weight variety for overweight dogs and a healthy radiance formula for overall health and well being for all dogs, especially aging dogs. Beneful’s moist dog foods have quality ingredients you can see with tantalizing items such as beef stew, roasted chicken and turkey and vegetable stew. Pet owners like the idea of feeding real good food to their pets and will pay extra to get it.