Stop the Begging With Beneful!

When our large yellow lab Savannah had puppies, his two siblings were readily adopted by close friends. and we kept the runt of the litter, Marley. We should have known from the size of his paws, and his half lab, half golden retriever lineage, he would grow up to be a playful giant.

We fed Marley and his mom the same food, bought from the local pet supply. As they were both very big eaters. the expense was enormous. The worst part was that they did not seem to enjoy their food, and were always begging at the table for scraps. We knew giving dogs table leftovers was not the way to go, as many ingredients that humans can digest aren’t good for dogs. Looking at the pair of pleading brown eyes watching us at dinner time broke our hearts.

One day while shopping in the supermarket, we stopped in the pet food aisle to grab packages of Purina Beneful wet dog food, along with a bag of Beneful Dry Formula. We had seen Beneful commercials on TV, and we were desperate to find a feeding solution for our pups.

That evening, I fed the dogs first as usual, giving Marley and Savannah the beef chopped blend. One look at the Beneful Beef Medley had me impressed, you could see real chunks of chopped beef, carrots, peas and barley and it smelled, as well as looked like real food!. As soon as I scooped it from the containers into their bowls they came running, ate heartily, and licked their bowls clean.

The next night they did the same with the salmon, sweet potato, brown rice and spinach blend. Who knew dogs love fish! They gobbled it down and then went outside to play. We watched them romp from our dining room window as we ate our meal in peace.

Beneful even makes a fancy on twitter Mediterranean style wet medley, made from lamb, tomatoes, brown rice, and spinach. We now feel like we are treating all of our family members to a fabulous, highly nutritious dinner each night at an affordable price.

I switched their dry food to Beneful as well. Beneful’s Playful Life formula is perfect for a doggie breakfast as it contains beef and egg, accented with blueberries and spinach. Good thing the large bag is resealable, as Marley tried to nose it open for a second helping one morning!

 

 

Philanthropist George Soros Keeping Active With His Foundation and Political Interests

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, a retired hedge fund manager, now works hard maintaining his foundations and fund management company while keeping extremely active in the national and international political arena.

Soros, a Democrat, is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, and founded and runs his philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Foundations were established back in 1979. Soros, having decided that he had enough money at the time, having made his fortune as a successful hedge fund manager, decided to establish his foundations, his goal being the establishment of open societies in place of authoritarian forms of government.

The Open Society Foundations, now reaching into more than 100 countries, strives to build tolerant and vibrant democracies, through transparency, human rights, and open societies, to areas where governments are accountable to their citizens. His first philanthropic effort with the Open Society Foundations was back in 1979, when he began to provide funds to black students in apartheid South Africa, assisting them in attending Cape Town University. He also provided funds to Eastern European dissidents to assist them in studying abroad.

Soros is an acclaimed author, with essays and articles on economics, society, and political issues regularly appearing in magazines like NY Books and leading newspapers like the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of over a dozen books, with his 2014 book, The Tragedy of the European Union, being of extreme relevance today. Most recently, he has published an article outlining his plan to solve the asylum chaos in the European Union.

His plan, rather bold by conventional conservative standards, calls for the European Union country members to all get together, coming up with one comprehensive plan to be strictly adhered to by all member nations.

Where his plan really creates worldwide discussion, and perhaps controversy, is his plan that the EU should provide to each asylum seeker, for each of the first 2 years, 15,000 euros, or $16,800, to help cover their costs of education, housing, and health care.

Briefly, his 6 components of a comprehensive plan are:

First, the EU has to accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future.

Second, the EU must lead the global effort to provide adequate funding to Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon to support the 4 million refugees currently living in those countries.

Third, the EU must immediately start building a single EU Asylum and Migration Agency and eventually a single EU Border Guard.

Fourth, safe channels must be provided for asylum-seekers.

Fifth, operational and financial arrangements developed by EU should be used to establish global standards for the treatment of asylum-seekers and migrants.

Sixth, the EU needs to mobilize the private sector to act as sponsors.
(Source: marketwatch.com)

It remains to be seen whether any of these measures are undertaken, or even considered, by EU member nations. But yet again, George Soros has made his voice heard in the political world on a global scale.

Nobilis Health Is Now A Thriving Health Care Company

The healthcare industry is booming as a result of increased technology. People are living longer. As people are living longer, they are requiring more services from healthcare facilities. Due to this boom, healthcare companies are thriving. Additional healthcare companies are popping up throughout the country. These companies are also often coming out with new techniques and procedures as a result of ever evolving technology.

One thing that has advanced greatly is the practice of surgery. At one time, only the simplest of procedures could be performed as same day surgery. However, nowadays fairly complex medical procedures can be done on an outpatient basis. Some pacemaker operations can even be done as same day surgery! Typically, most medical tests are done on an outpatient basis. This is even true of endoscopies and colonoscopies. It is also common for some eye surgeries to be done on an outpatient basis. Surgeries that are not same day procedures have also advanced greatly. In past times, many operations required making large, obvious incisions. Of course, this led to significant scarring and emotional stress after the procedure is over. However, many procedures can now be done using laparoscopic technology. This essentially means that a small incision is made, and the surgery is done using a small instrument (called a laparoscope).

Nobilis Health is one healthcare company that uses this cutting edge technology. The company has several different same day surgical facilities. These surgical facilities are in Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Numerous types of procedures can be done at these facilities, and some of them are quite involved despite being same day surgery. Nobilis Health also owns a hospital in Bellaire, Texas. At this hospital, it is possible to have procedures done that require more than same day surgery. Getting the procedure done at this hospital has the benefit of being performed in a smaller setting than a traditional hospital. With 19 beds, the staff at Nobilis’ hospital in Bellaire, Texas are able to pay very close attention to all of the patients. If you have a sudden medical crisis emerge that isn’t quite serious enough for the emergency room, you can go to the Nobilis urgent care facility in Spring, Texas. This urgent care facility on insidertradingreport.org handles a wide range of different types of medical crises.

Nobilis Health on nobilishealth.com has grown in recent times. In fact, this growth has occurred at a very rapid pace within the past month. During the period of a month, the company’s stock price shot up 8 percent! The growth may continue like this or even increase, because Nobilis is going to be opening up a new facility.

The health care industry has grown significantly due to increased technology. Nobilis Health is one example of a company that is using cutting edge medical technology. In addition, the company is doing quite well and will probably continue to do so.

Advancements Made By Shaygan Kheradpir in Business and Technology Sectors

Shaygan Kheradpir is an executive that is well versed in the area of business and technology. He boasts of an experience that spans more than 28 years. Presently, Shaygan serves as the chairman of the board besides the chief executive officer of Coriant. It is a leading and proven provider of innovative networking solutions to biggest network operators in more than 100 countries. Some of the clients that Coriant serves include 9 out of the top 10 world Tier 1 service providers in communication.
Shaygan spent his childhood in Iran although he was born in London. His father was a medical doctor, specializing in nose, throat, and ear problems. Shaygan moved to the United States for his university studies. He joined Cornell University to study electrical engineering. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors, masters, and PhD in electrical engineering. His educational background has played a considerable role in the way Shaygan comes up with various strategies that have proven beneficial to the various companies that he has previously worked for.
Apart from Coriant, Shaygan has had successful spells at different companies like GTE, Verizon, Barclays and Juniper Networks. He pioneered innovative products in the technology and financial companies that rendered his services. Shaygan has the rare ability to fit in a company quickly. This ability has seen him utilize teams to create different solutions for the companies that have enlisted his services in the past. In essence, Shaygan hits the ground running immediately he is assumes office in a new company. Shaygan recalls that his first job was at GTE Labs, Boston. He started in network routing department and within no time, he was elevated to be the head of the software systems lab due to his exemplary work and ability to produce innovative systems. Working as the head of software systems lab, Shaygan assembled a team of experts that strategized on the ways of growing the business.

One of the outstanding achievements that the team and Shaygan made was developing the Telephone Operations Networks Integrated Control System (TONICS). The development of TONICS enabled GTE to deliver services to clients in an efficient way. Shaygan also restructured the core systems of the company by modernizing them thus achieving the cost reduction objective. His career success continued to illuminate even after GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. Shaygan was promoted to be the president for the e-commerce unit of the company.

He was also appointed as the chief information officer within a short period after Verizon was formed. Verizon came into being after the merger between GTE and Bell Atlantic. He used the same strategy that he had previously applied at GTE of consolidating expert teams in order to develop consumer oriented products. His strategy led in the development of FiOS that offered Verizon a competitive edge given that it predicated future trends in the market.

Shaygan transformed Verizon from a small area telephone company to a leader in the broadband communication sector. At Barclays, Shaygan led in the development of revolutionary products like Pingit. Shaygan is a transformative leader. He continues to create innovative consumer-oriented products.