Premium Dog Foods Making Dogs Live Longer

Healthy food is one way that we can maintain our health, ward off disease, and maintain mental clarity. The manufacturers of healthy food realize that the public trends are leaning heavier towards foods with low fat, low sodium and that are healthier for us. The dog food industry is beginning to cash in on these trends as well.

Foods that look and smell as good as what we put on our own plates is all the trend in the premium dog food industry. This industry understands that the pet owners want to feed their pets the same way that they and their family eats. These premium foods are a bit more expensive but they are flying off shelves at an alarming rates.

Beneful has been making premium foods for quite some time. Their foods are filled with lean meats and whole grains and healthy vegetables. These ingredients are mixed to offer great tastes that dogs will love, and healthy foods that will help them live longer. PurinaStore’s Beneful foods come in both wet and dry food varieties as well as many delicious, healthy treats that dogs will love.

Heart healthy ingredients like lamb and salmon are among some of the better ingredients that are finding their way into premium foods. Some need refrigeration, while others have expiration dates to ensure the food is served when it is at its freshest. Dog food makers desire to help pet owners feed their pets the best foods that will elongate their lives and help them live happier and healthier.

Beneful works hard to offer healthy mixes for every dog. No matter what the age or energy level of your dog, they have a formula that will help your dog feel healthier and be stronger. Energy to live a happy life takes good ingredients and fresh food.

We love our dogs and want them to have happy lives with us. One way that we can help them have better lives is through serving them better foods. Premium dog foods may cost a bit more, but they are well worth it when speaking of having our pets live longer and stay with us longer. Beneful is available online:



Igor Cornelsen: the State of the Brazilian Economy

Brazil is one of the most popular nations in the word, and it is considered one of the biggest in the continent. The country is always in the headlines mostly because of the sporting activities that take place there. Not long ago, the world cup was held in the country, and this year, the Olympic Games will also take place there.

The Brazilian football team is also one of the best and strongest teams in the world, having won several times in the international games held every four years. The country is also very rich in natural resources, and it makes many investors have a special interest in it. It has a lot of potential due to this natural resources, and it has the capacity of becoming a powerful nation in economics.

However according to, Brazil has been making headlines for the wrong reasons in the past years. The country has been under the leadership Dilma, and her populist ideas have not been making the country grow economically. The president was re-elected just recently, and people are worried that the state of the economy will get worse.

The Brazilian president has been promising her citizens that things will change in the near future, but many experts believe that she will continue to be loyal to her populist ideas, and the economy of the Brazilians might worsen.

The Brazilian public sector has been the most affected by the economic crisis. According to Igor Cornelsen, a financial expert who is based in the country, a new experiment that was conducted on the government owned institutions indicated that the economy was stagnant, and he too believes that it is still early to save the country from going down.

According to Igor Cornelsen, the country needs to implement some ideas. First of all, he asks the president of the country to appoint the right minister for finance who has the right knowledge and experience in the financial matters. Igor Cornelsen also advises the country to ensure that the minister has enough educational qualification so that he can make the right decisions in the financial departments.

The small investors have also been left out in the financial economic of the country. These people play an important role in the state of the economy, and the fact that they are ignored means that the country can never do well in growing the economy. The private banks have been reserved for the accredited investors only, so the rest people from the middle class are only supposed to get their help from the government institutions or forget about their investment plans. Igor advises the small investors to look for ways to invest and have confidence that they can do well and finally improve the state of the country’s economy.

Presidential Canidate John Kasich Gets Donation From Unusual Source

The republican Presidential contender and Governor of Ohio John Kasich has recently received quite a great deal of scrutiny for a rather large donation from a highly unlikely source – George Soros. The Federal Election Commission states that the $ 488,375 donation was made out to one of Kasich’s soft money funds, a political action committee called New Day for America, not by Forbes billionaire George Soros directly but by two esteemed hedge fund managers working under him named, Stanley Druckenmiller and Scott Bessent, respectively.
This Latino fox news raised many hackles on both sides of the political divide, though especially from the left given how prominent George Soros has been on that side of the political scene for decades. Soros has been particularly active as of late in two particular areas, speaking out against stricter border control defense initiatives (notions primarily espoused by the majority of the GOP candidates) and bolstering Hillary Clinton’s campaign by financing one of her own super PACs to the tune of 8 million dollars. Many on bloomberg questioned why someone such as George Soros, a prominent leftist and Democrat, would be giving money to John Kasich, a long standing Republican.

The answer to this curious conundrum may lie in the fact that Kasich is far, far more moderate in regards to his positions on immigration and border control than any of the other presidential contenders and, should he be nominated, may possibly be able to bridge the ideological gap between the GOP and the Democrats. Soros, given his long standing and vociferous position against tighter and more authoritarian border defenses, could be trying to ensure that the border is left fairly permeable by backing supporters of his cause on both sides of the political aisle (a la, Kasich and Clinton). No public statement has yet come to light from either Soros, Bessent, Druckenmiller nor Kasich or any member of his staff but such a curve ball donation is likely to bring too much attention to be ignored, therefore it seems only a matter of time before the exact details behind the donation come to light.

A Zika Virus Vaccine Could Be In Advanced Trials By Fall 2016 According To Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes


The Zika virus has demonstrated that it is more than a virus that causes fever, red spots, and muscle aches. Once the virus enters the human bloodstream, it makes it way to the salvia, urine, semen and even the spinal fluid of its victims. Researchers have found the virus in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women and the brains of fetuses. Scientists still haven’t proved that Zika and microcephaly are connected, but the number of cases of the disease that changes the brains and skulls of fetuses is proof enough for doctors like Sergio Cortes. For the last 11 months, Dr. Cortes has been trying to identify what the virus is capable of doing to the body once people are infected.

Brazil has been the melting pot for this 69-year-old virus that was named after the Zika forest in Uganda. More than 1.5 million people in Brazil have Zika, according to the Brazil’s Ministry of Health. Dr. Cortes told the online magazine that Zika virus symptoms only appear in one out of five infected people, so the 1.5 million number is low. Dr. Cortes thinks the actual number of infected people in Brazil is is 7.5 million people. And the scary thought right now is scientists don’t know how long Zika stays in the body. Some researchers believe the virus could become dormant, and then reappear and cause health issues in the future.

Dr. Cortes post an article written by French researchers that added another disease to the growing list of maladies that might be connected to Zika on his LinkedIn page. During an outbreak of Zika in French Polynesia in 2014, several people developed Guillain-Barre syndrome once the initial symptoms disappeared. Guillain-Barre syndrome causes paralysis, and in five percent of those cases, the person never recovers. The French have been studying the Zika virus longer than any other research group, according to a post on the Dr. Cortes Facebook page.

Dr. Cortes recently told his Twitter followers that a vaccine for the Zika virus could be in the advanced trial stage by fall 2016. That means people living in the United States will have to go through the summer trying to avoid being infected with the virus. One scientific report said that the only way to avoid being bitten by the Zika carrying mosquito species is to live a mile and a half above sea level. That means most of the populated areas in the U.S. is at risk.

Noticias R7 reports the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control have issued emergency warnings, and they have posted precautionary measures that can help people avoid the dangerous mosquitoes, but the truth is more than 70 percent of the population in the United States could be targets.

Pet Owners Leaning Toward Dog Food That is More Like Human Food


Pet owners seem to have become even more passionate about their dogs in recent years from purchasing insurance for their pets and buying the best quality foods. Premium dog food sales have risen steadily since 2009, according to a Daily Herald article. With so many options on the market, health conscious dog owners may not know what to buy for their pets. New companies to the pet food industry are marketing their food as good enough for humans to eat urging pet owners to treat their dogs as family members. Some are certified organic and others have farm fresh ingredients with meat as the main ingredient.

Big names are also jumping on the healthy premium pet food band wagon. Purina is offering a special food for senior dogs called Bright Minds. The food is supposed to be easy to digest with triglycerides made from coconut oil good for older dogs slowing metabolism and promoting healthy brain function. Purina also acquired Merrick, which is one of the first certified organic pet foods on the market.

As part of the Purina brand, Beneful is one of the big names in the pet food industry offering quality food at an affordable price. With plants located only in the United States, Beneful is dedicated to safety and nutrition. With eight varieties of dry dog food and 20 varieties of wet dog food, pet owners have many options when it comes to Beneful foods. Much like other premium dog food, Beneful is made to be more like human food. Their wet food line, Chopped Blends, offers many selections with real beef, chicken and turkey as the main ingredient. Beneful also makes treats that will improve dog’s dental health.

The company is dedicated to safety and quality hiring only experts in the fields of nutrition and safety. Their quality dog food goes through stringent safety inspections starting with the ingredients entering the plants all the way through processing to the stores. Labs located in all plants test regularly for toxins to ensure safety and quality of each product that leaves the plant.





The U.S billionaire, economist and philanthropist, George Soros, is always in the limelight when it comes to the political and economical state of affairs. He is the founder of the Open Society Foundations and the Soros Fund Management. ( He studied Economics in London, and when it comes to economic and political agendas, he always gives his piece of mind.
He donates funds to various organizations both for social and political motives. In the year 2004, for instance, he gave more than $20 million to oust the president then, George.W.Bush. In the year 2012, he generously supported the re-elections of the current President Barrack Obama by bestowing an enormous amount of money. December last year he granted the presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton’s campaigns six million U.S dollars. This undoubtedly reveals that he is an active political participant. (
In a recent economic forum, George Soros plainly notified the investors and the country at large that another financial crisis episode is imminent. The Chinese Yuan is currently depreciating and therefore, the global economy is at a risk of undergoing a great economic depression. There is an economic slowdown in China and the economic unrest is resulting from China trying to transform into the new growth model.
George Soro pointed out that there is a similarity between the current financial situations of the 2008 financial crisis. The 2008 predicament resulted from the financial markets recklessly trading off mortgages and other assets without considering the money supply in the economy. As a consequence, there was inflation, and the interests rates rose exceedingly. This calamity spread to the global economy. High-interest rates became the setbacks to the thriving economy by then. In the current situation, however, China is the victim, and it is heading into a recession. Prices of oil are crashing in the major cities markets such as in London, Shanghai and New York. Shares are being dumped, and there is less trading in the securities as there is increased tension. Soro Fund Management exited its bet on Herbalife and so have many other investors. The necessary economic measures should, therefore, be taken to avoid the fall of the global economy. (

Helane Morrison Followed Her Instinct And Became A Success

Helane Morrison has a list of accomplishments that make us proud to be women, especially those of us who have chosen to work in a male dominated field. She honed her innate sense of “doing right by people” with Supreme Court Justice, Harry A Blackmun as her mentor. He was a person who didn’t give in to threats and fold when his decisions were not popular. He stood by his decisions and protected women’s rights. 

She became a full partner at the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin. Helane became well versed in how commonplace the misuse of security laws had become and the devastation to corporations and individuals was increasing. She succeeded in securing the trust of the investors by becoming their champion. Her reputation gained the notice of the Securities and Exchange Commission for her next adventure in the world of finance.

Helane worked for the San Francisco branch of the SEC for eleven years as Head of Enforcement and made sure the compliance laws for investing were followed to the letter. The inside trading, the backroom deals, and other types of corrupt investing and trading were not tolerated and the laws were enforced when corruption was discovered. 

Helane is an intelligent, dedicated, determined and savvy female and holds the title of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Hall Capital Partners LLC in San Francisco, California. She knows how to teach the art of multitasking as a normal routine because she is the Managing Director, Secretary of the board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee and Lead Legal and Compliance Functions for the SEC-registered Investment Adviser (See more on Helane’s Bloomberg business page). 

These positions were given to her because of the changes she made in the investment arena, years of experience applying the compliance laws, managing large staffs and not turning the other cheek and running when pressured from opposing sides. She protects the investor’s funds through adhering to compliance laws, transparency of the financial transactions and continues to contribute to giving women a voice who hold traditional male positions.

Helane Morrison put her degrees to work from Northwestern University and was awarded her BS in Journalism. She held the position of Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review while she attended the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law and received her J.D.

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Yeonmi Park: A Symbol of Strength

Imagine growing up in a world without the basic necessities, without even a minor understanding of the word freedom. This was a daily reality for Yeonmi Park, a former North Korean defector turned human rights activist. In a recent interview with DailyMail, Park discusses how she rose above life in North Korea, a life that lacked food, shelter, even toilet paper. The tale is both harrowing and inspiring.

Despite having no concept of freedom, something drove Park and her mother to seek out better opportunities for themselves. At the age of 13, Park took tentative steps to cross the border from North Korea into China. Unfortunately, that journey did not immediately lead Park or her mother to a new, safe and happy life. Over the next few years, Park faced challenges that would have made most girls curl up in defeat. Instead, she reached deep, found an inner strength and fought for the freedom in which she slowly learned to believe.

Her journey through the Gobi Desert to Mongolia was fraught with danger and tragedy. Yeonmi Park’s survival story includes the death of her father from untreated cancer, and being trafficked and raped alongside her mother. Still, she survived. Eventually, she was able to board a flight to South Korea and landed in a country that supported her visions of freedom and safety.

Today, Yeonmi Park works tirelessly to promote the her story of human rights, to help build awareness for other North Korean refugees. Unfortunately, her story has also attracted the attention of doubters. For those who feel Park’s story rings untrue, she has an easy answer. She did not always speak of the rape and horror she faced due to a desire to protect herself, to save herself from humiliation. Other discrepancies happened simply because English is not Park’s strongest language. Park’s new book, In Order to Live: a North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, lifts her voice high. She tells her story for the plight of all North Koreans.



George Soros: Recovery Of The European Union

George Soros was born in 1930 in the country of Hungary. Soon after his birth, Hungary became occupied by the Nazi regime. Following the end of World War II, the communists took over. Soros’ family was Jewish and during this time had to live under false papers. But finally Soros was able to regain his identity in 1947 when he fled the country and ended up in London. Soros then attended the London School of Economics and after graduation, he moved to the United States of America. Once in America, Soros started his own international investment fund, the Soros Fund Management. Soros had soaring success with this firm and by 1979 he wanted to pursue other passions.

One idea that had stuck with Soros from when he was a young child was the idea of how oppression harms individuals. In order to combat this, Soros started the Open Society Foundations. The foundation specifically targets politics, society and economies in order to create more transparent governments, more open societies and more human rights for individuals.

Soros has also written a multitude of books, articles and essays and he recently sat down with the New York Book Review to discuss his latest book and the current situation in the European Union. The conversation mainly centered around the European leaders who are key players in the future of the Union. It also discussed some of the issues that the European Union is facing, such as the refugee crisis, countries in debt and terrorism. Soros also talked about what his ideal plan would be.

One of the main questions, when it came to Soros’ plan, was where the funding would come from. His six pointed plan would be an expensive feat and he made it clear that it would not be possible for the EU to fund it out of their budget. Soros’ suggestion comes from his years of financial expertise. He believes that the EU could issue long term bonds with its AAA borrowing ability and then each member state could service the bonds equitably.

The article also discussed Soros’ foundation and where their concentrations are. Soros said there are too many to list, most of the social and political issues that the world is facing. But Soros has a strong interest in the social sciences because he believes that the natural sciences have advanced too far ahead for mankind to have any sort of control over them. In other words, civilization is destroying itself. Due to this, Soros is closely tied to the Central European University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Soros explained that both institutions are undergoing social science revolutions.

Help Raise $5,000 for Homeless Animals in New York City

When the first snow falls during the winter months, most individuals are extremely excited. They want to be outdoors looking at the beautiful snowflakes as they fall and enjoying building snowmen and winter sports. Unfortunately, winter is usually not a good time of year for homeless animals in New York City. Many die when temperatures drop below freezing. Also, it is much more difficult for them to find food. Thankfully, individuals are taking steps to try to resolve this problem. For example, Ross Abelow has set up a fundraiser to help homeless animals this winter. It is his goal to raise $5,000 through the Go Fund Me account that he has set up.

Ross Abelow is a well-known family lawyer in the New York City area. He and his partner set up Abelow & Cassandro, Llp. Through this law firm, many individuals have been help to get through difficult family situations. Ross Abelow is an expert in family and matrimonial law. He has been able to help individuals who are going through a divorce and need help with things like getting custody of their children and making sure that they receive a fair amount of assets after their divorce. In the year 1990, Ross Abelow obtained his license to practice law in New York State. Since that time, he has been helping individuals in difficult legal situations. He has also helped individuals with commercial litigation and entertainment law.

All of the money that is donated to the Go Fund Me account that was set up by Ross Abelow will be donated to shelters in the New York City area. The shelters will be able to purchase food, blankets, and medical supplies to help animals that are in need. Also, the space that is available for animals in need will be expanded. The great thing about the $5,000 that needs to be raised is that it will not only benefit the homeless animals now, but it will benefit them in the future. Once they are placed in a shelter, they will be in a much better position to get a long-term home where their needs will be permanently cared for.

As the temperatures drop this winter, it is extremely important for individuals to donate to this fund. Animals on the streets of New York City and in other places should not die or be suffering because of cold weather conditions. Instead, they should be placed in shelters and eventually in permanent homes.