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New York attorney Ross Abelow recently announced the launch of a “GoFundMe” campaign to aid animal shelters in New York City providing support to homeless animals. The campaign hopes to raise $5000 to benefit shelters in the city.
Mr. Abelow’s decision to spearhead the campaign was motivated by his longstanding involvement with the community and as well as his recognition that shelters in the city are underfunded. Financially-strained, animal shelters in New York City are often unable to add to their numbers because they cannot afford new animals, or because they simply lack the space. Mr. Abelow’s campaign aims to help these shelters alleviate some of their financial woes by supplying money to pay for medical care, vaccines, blankets, and food for the growing number of distressed animals. Since the city has experienced record cold temperatures this year, the campaign comes at a time when homeless animals are particularly vulnerable.

Abelow hopes the campaign serves as a means to prevent animal deaths and to allow shelters to maintain higher numbers of animals in their care.

Apart from his commitment to animal welfare, Mr. Abelow maintains an active legal practice. A New York licensed attorney, Mr. Abelow is experienced in Matrimonial Law, Family Law, Commercial Litigation, and Entertainment Law. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to practice in 1989.

As a partner at the law firm Abelow & Cassandro LLP, Mr. Abelow’s has a deep sense of commitment to the community. Mr. Abelow also actively writes for legal blogs and his personal blog, while maintaining an active presence on social media sites such as Facebook and Mashable.

The campaign is being hosted on the crowdfunding website “GoFundMe.” According to its Wikipedia page, GoFundMe “is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses.” Those wishing to contribute to the campaign can do so by visiting the campaign’s website at: https://www.gofundme.com/ross-abelow-pets.


WEN by Chaz Dean is a world famous hair care line used by many women the world over. Its well-known and successful infomercials popularly depict gorgeous women tossing around even more gorgeous hair made so after using Wen products. As reported by Bustle, one young hair care user was skeptical and very critical of the infomercials. She doubted that any hair care product could actually produce such glamorous results. So she decided to see if the Wen line was as successful as it claimed. She was even more sure that it would not work for her head of fine, thin hair. 

WEN has a whole host of different products that are said to work with different kinds of hair. He is hair is fine and thin, so she went with a product aimed at that kind of hair. She was also prepared for some strange side effects since that was said to occasionally occur. In the end, she was delightfully surprised. While not as unrealistically gorgeous as the hair in the facebook infomercials, the product actually had a wonderfully positive effect on her hair, giving it an unprecedented moisture, bounce, and shine. You can read the full article and view her results here.

Is there anything people won’t do for their beloved pets? Apparently not, if sales of premium dog food are any indication. Sales for premium dog food have been skyrocketing of late, and it’s a sure sign that pet lovers are willing to pay extra to take care of their beloved furry friends with tasty, high quality food.

The Natural Food Angle

A recent article in www.dailyherald.com http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

reviewed the premium dog food market, and what’s clear is that this business is really taking off. Premium brands like Beneful are among those that are seeing consumers respond to a commitment to quality, fresh ingredients. Baneful has long used quality ingredients like fresh salmon and chicken in its kibble and canned products, and sales are definitely up.

What’s driving the market may be the overall awareness of people about having a healthy lifestyle that includes a diet of natural, organic foods. Companies like Beneful and newer upstart brands like Blue Buffalo Co. and Fresh Pet are making a strong commitment to using quality and yes, more expensive ingredients in their mixes. What’s clear is that many consumers are not resistant to higher prices when it comes to their dog’s health and welfare.

New Innovations

All of these sales are also driving competition and innovation in this market. Major players like Colgate-Palmolive and Purina are diving in with new ideas for their product lines on walmart, including weight loss dog chow and individualized recipes mixed through website orders. All of this is a sure sign that this hot market is getting hotter, and right now there’s no end in sight.

It’s enough to make that furry best friend bark in delight, especially at dinnertime.



Sergio Cortes recently posted new information about the Zika virus on his blog that can be found at Sergiocortesoficial.com. He is a trusted and loved doctor that can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In his article he gives useful information about the beginning of the disease and what individuals can expect from the disease. The Zika virus first emerged in the 1940s and it was identified in some African countries. These countries included Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. Over the years the disease spread throughout Asia and reached countries such as Thailand and India. In last year the Zika virus had been seen in many Latin American countries that including Columbia, Mexico, and Brazil.
There have been many outbreaks of the Zika virus that have affected many towns in the country of Brazil and that has the World Health Organization and Dr. Sergio Cortes very preoccupied. There have been investigations that have linked microcephaly to the Zika virus. Microcephaly is what causes small heads in newborn babies. These studies have proven that in areas that have had outbreaks months before, they now have had a surge of babies being born with microcephaly. There are also ongoing studies that have been performed that may prove that Zika has a link to Guillian Barre syndrome. Guillian Barre syndrome is a very serious neurological disease and it is also an autoimmune disease.

When it comes to the transmission of the Zika virus, it is not a virus that is contagious. The Zika virus can only be transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This is the same mosquito that is responsible for transmitting the Dengue fever and Chikungunya.

Normally this mosquito prefers to deposit her eggs in clean water, but she can also deposit her eggs in water that has organic material. Since that is the case, it is very important to avoid having any standing water in or outside of the home. The symptoms of Zika are generally mild and they can include fever, muscular pain, and rashes. The only way to correctly diagnose Zika is through a complex exam. There is no real treatment for the symptoms of Zika, and people that are infected with the disease can generally take anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. The only painkiller that is important to avoid is aspirin.

Women that are pregnant or desiring to get pregnant should take extreme measures to avoid mosquitoes. Some precautions that they should take are to wear clothes that cover their full body, wear insect repellent, use mosquito nets over themselves when they are sleeping, and put screens on their windows and on their doors. Even though Brazil continues to be one of the most affected countries when it comes to the Zika virus in Latin America, it is important for individuals to try to do all they can to prevent or avoid mosquito bites.

Although he might prefer not to be called a prophet, Billionaire George Soros continues to issues grave warnings for the demise of the European Union. He has written a book on the topic. Now on February 11, 2016, George Soros shares his insights with German magazine – Wirtschafts Woche.
“Taking Warnings to Germany”

The New York Review of Books has given the world a sneak peek of the important interview between Billionaire George Soros and Gregor Peter Schmitz. Georges Soros said, “[t]he EU now is confronted with not one but five or six crises at the same time.” Soros lists Syria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, England and Paris.

Soros continued, “Merkel correctly foresaw the potential of the migration crisis to destroy the European Union. What was a prediction has become reality. The European Union badly needs fixing.” When the European Union was strong economically, it could integrate East Germany into the system. Sadly, with continued struggles in Greece, the EU is losing cohesion.

“Political Economic Struggles”

Greece is discussing leaving the European Union. Some Germans want Greece to leave. Syrian refugees place a higher burden on the EU social welfare system. Ukraine wants to join the European Union. But where will the money come from?

The Greeks refused to accept the previous financial arrangements set forth by the EU bankers. But, the Greeks still need capital. With that “unresolved problem” still remaining, it is difficult for the EU to handle more.

“EU is Soros Vision of Open Society”

Soros admitted the following, “I have always looked at the EU as the embodiment of the principles of the open society.” Soros commended Merkel while being quite honest in her weaknesses: “The open society that both Merkel and I believe in because of our personal histories, and that the reformers of the new Ukraine want to join because of their personal histories, does not really exist. The European Union was meant to be a voluntary association of equals but the euro crisis turned it into a relationship between debtors and creditors where the debtors have difficulties in meeting their obligations and the creditors set the conditions that the debtors have to meet.” Soros had advised the EU to renegotiate bad debt in 2008.

Instead, Greek debt terms remain quite onerous. “Greece was mishandled from the beginning,” he stated. Soros concluded, “[t]herefore, the very survival of the EU is at risk.”

“What will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?”

No political union can survive unless it solves its problems. George Soros understands this all too well. He has been warning Germany and the EU since 2008. Will the EU finally listen before its too late?

Helane Morrison is a compliance officer whose definite role is assuring that traders and other employers stay on the right path and do not stray off course.

She is the Managing Administrator and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC as well as a associate of this company’s Executive Commission where she has been employed since 2007.

Prior to this she was in charge of the San Francisco Office of U.S. Securities and Exchange Authoritative Unit from 1999 to 2007.

In her capacity as territorial administrator and earlier as District Fiduciary she was liable for securities enforcement, legal proceeding and restrictive matters in Northern California and five Northwest States.

And from 1996 to 1999 she was chief of enforcement to San Francisco’s SEC office..
Helane Morrison represented the SEC in legal aspects, financial communities as well as other federal bureaus. She was legal counsel at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady ,Falk, Rabkin, in San Francisco from 1986 to 1996 where she was ultimately promoted to full partnership in 1991.

Her main legal focus is on business litigation, defense of private securities activities and SEC matters. Before entering law she served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Honorable Richard A. Posner of U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit.

She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University and attained a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley Law School, where she was editor in chief of California Law Review.

According to her LinkedIn, Helane is a member of the Regional Parks Foundation and Hedge Fund Subcommittee of American Bar Association.

Current enforcement actions found compliance officers directly culpable for errors inside their firms, and these officers are trembling in fear for potential dismissal from employment. Elevated answerability is forcing experienced people to be more judicious about the vocation and making it arduous for banks to find new recruits. Compliance officers feel that they are unjustly accused and put under the microscope.

Since the fiscal impasse banks employed thousands of compliance officers to confront and resolve in house affairs that eventually led to colossal monetary penalties, and the “red flag” was raised. Directors main spotlight is on who these officers answer to, because they should not have to address those that run their companies directly. The idea is to provide these officers with more freedom from those executives who help set protocols and oversee people in the territory.

Check out Helane’s Bloomberg profile or read the following article to get a better look at her life and work experience: http://www.projecteve.com/helane-morrison-shattering-glass-ceiling-corporate-world/

Ross Abelow is a versatile lawyer working in New York who is capable of working in the entertainment, corporate and marriage fields. His practice has remained versatile throughout the years because of his willingness to help clients with varied needs, and this article explains how Ross helps clients in every possible legal arena. Ross has built a reputation for tackling problems that impact many of the most famous residents of the city.

#1: Ross Works With Divorcing Couples

Couples going through a divorce has quite a lot to work out before their divorce will be approved by the court, and Ross has worked in the family court system long enough to know how to create an agreement everyone can live with. Ross mediates sessions with his clients and their spouses, and he helps reach agreements that both parties will sign freely. There are many couples who are not heading for an amicable divorce, and Ross helps these couples avoid a lengthy divorce proceeding.

#2: Ross Helps People In Entertainment

Ross has worked with people in the entertainment industry in New York for many years. He has reviewed the contracts of some of the biggest stars in the city, and he has helped those people with other aspects of their life. The entertainment industry is far-reaching in New York, and Ross has many clients who have asked him for marriage and contract help in the same session.

#3: Corporate Law Concerns

Ross has worked with large corporations that are in need of a team of lawyers. Ross steps in to help companies that are in need of legal help, and he holds meetings with his corporate clients when they must cover the legal ramifications of their decisions. There are many decisions that cannot be made without the help of a lawyer, and Ross will help his clients until they are not longer in need of further legal advice. Ross has worked with many large corporations because of his experience in the marriage and entertainment industries.

Ross Abelow is one of the most versatile lawyers in New York City, and he is prepared to take on clients who are in need of immediate assistance. There are many people who are in need of a versatile attorney to help them with their many needs, and Ross is free to review contracts, mediate divorces and ensure that all his clients have their interests represented.

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Dr. Sergio Cortes is facing one of the biggest tests of his career as the State Health Secratary. Because of torrential downpours that seem to never end, the area in and around Xerém, Duque de Caxias, has been inundated with contaminated floodwaters. The rising floodwaters have also contributed to be a health crisis by producing contaminated water that contains the likes of hepatitis A, dengue fever, yellow fever and is the breeding ground for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This particular species of mosquito has been linked to several viruses including the Zika virus which has been spreading very quickly throughout the area.
Dr. Cortes was interviewed by Extra.Global and was asked about his plans to try and stabilize the region.

Sec. Sergio Cortes elaborated on his plans on crunchbase and explained that they include surveying the region and then taking an active approach to try and decontaminate the infected waters. Dr. Sergio’s team has also built seven dengue hydration stations that are currently being used as emergency shelters for local residents that have been a refuge there due to the rising floodwaters. Dr. Sergio has also begun the dispensing of 3000 antibacterial tablets with the intention of trying to treat people that have been in contact with contaminated water and have been affected by leptospirosis. But the one of the biggest challenges facing secretary Cortes and his team is the emergence of the Zika virus. The Zika virus has started to spread in a very quick fashion as of late and since humans are not contagious it has been determined that the virus is being spread through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
Thousands of troops have been going to the region with the intention of controlling the population of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and to help with the distribution of bottled water. Dr. Cortes explains the bottled water used for drinking and food preparation and poor personal hygiene or situation will quickly become out of hand

The Zika virus has recently been linked to almost 4000 birth defects in Brazil. The northern and western parts of Brazil have seen the most rapid spread of the virus and the entire nation is currently involved in mosquito prevention control. 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite have already been distributed to local volunteers that agreed to go out to help with the decontamination of the infected water in the region. Dr. Cortes on twitter is confident that with aggressive you prevention and the proper use of bottled water that this health crisis can be contained. Women have been asked to refrain from becoming pregnant for the next two years in Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador do to be widespread Zika virus and its devastating effects on the fetus in the form of microcephaly

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Fashion and Beauty Rules that Must be Broken
Doe Deere is the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Makeup. She is talented and highly creative. She is a firm believer in magical makeup. This is one CEO who will encourage everyone to break the fashion and beauty rules. She has a list of fashion rules that are worth breaking. Ms. Deere will proudly claim that fashion rules are meant to be broken. It is not sinful to break these rules. What are her favorite fashion and beauty rules to break?

The Best Rules that Should be Broken
There are some good guidelines that can be used for fashion and makeup. It is good to know that these are not rules that are set in stone. We do not have to abide by a set of fashion rules. We can create our own unique and beautiful beauty and fashion guidelines. We all have the right to look and feel our best. The rules that are best to break, according to Doe Deere include:

1. mixing several colors is a no-no; you can mix many jazzy color combinations without apologizing.

2. it is wrong to have bold eyes with bold lips; you do not have to wear only one bold color on at a time. it is your creation. Try blue milk eyeliner and some delicious Red Velvet lipstick. It does not need to be wrong to enjoy bold eyes and bold lips together.

3. patterns are not meant to be mixed; you have the right to mix many different patterns together and you can have one magical outfit. Don’t let mixing patterns intimidate you. Have fun with fashion!

4. wearing sock with open-toed shoes or heels is forbidden; Make your own chic and savvy trend and enjoy your stylish and fun designer feet.

5. black and neutrals only for those with unnaturally hair that is colored; this is an unnecessary rule that encourages everything to be tidy and neutral. When this rule is broken, your personality will shine through. Keeping the colors flowing with unnatural hair looks especially fabulous.

7. you must dress your age; this is a fun rule to break. Youthful shades do not need to exist. The appropriate rule can be tossed out.

8. you need to stay with occasion specific attire; you have the right to wear an evening gown to any event. There is no need to store your fancy fashions and bring them out for the required occasions. Where your fancy fashion now!
These are a few of Doe Deer’s favorite fashion and beauty rules that are best broken.

Get to Know Doe Deere
Doe Deere is indeed a colorful and clever CEO. She is the founder of Lime Crime makeup. She can clearly reflect her own company. She is an educated woman who will claim that beauty is everything that feels right. It does not necessarily need to be in the norm or even appear natural.

Born in Russia
Doe Deere was born in Russia. She grew up in the City of New York. She has created cruelty-free cosmetics that are colorful and magical. These are products that foster creative style.

Dog food is a growing industry that is constantly in a higher demand as more and more Facebook owners and breeders desire more dogs. The dog food industry is currently a multi billion dollar industry that continues to grow as different companies find new niches to fit their businesses into this fast growing industry. One niche in particular that is taking off is promoting healthy dog food to be consumed. The idea behind this is to offer the dogs the same food (within reason) as to what the owner would consume in terms of quality. The idea is currently being practiced by Richard Thompson who is the owner of a small gourmet dog food manufacturing line. Mr. Thompson is notably dedicated and obsessed with the quality of dog food that he offers. Mr. Thompson is able to uphold his dedication to providing healthy dog food by making sure that the selling dog food does not remain on the shelf for long amounts of time. Mr. Thompson wants his products to be eaten while they are still filled with flavor. Mr. Thompson is proud to say that all of his used ingredients to make these dishes are all fresh ingredients. This company is just a taste of the thousands of new dog food businesses that are popping up around the world. One of the most internationally known businesses is called Beneful which specializes in dry food, wet food, as well as treats. All of these products include the freshest ingredients that come in a variety of textures as well as flavors. One of the most popular products is the Beneful wet food which comes in 20 different flavors that includes five different proteins and fresh ingredients. These proteins include lamb, beef, chicken, and pork that are then combined with barley, rice, carrots, green beans, and other delicious and fresh ingredients. The wet dog food is even cut up into visible chunks that allows for the dog and the owner to see exactly what the animal is consuming. Purina Beneful is a dedicated company that creates tasty and wholesome meals that are healthy for every dog.