Browse Month: January 2016

Innovations and Beneful are Still Surprising and Feeding Dogs

I raise puppies for pet stores in our area. All of our puppies are eating Beneful puppy food before they are adopted. When adoptees ask what type of food they should give their puppy, I always tell them Beneful puppy formula. I explain that the puppy formula is full of good things for a growing puppy. The formula is easy on our pups digestion. Chicken and rice are something puppies, love. Beneful is a dog food that I can recommend for any age dog. The food is full of good nutrition and it comes in different flavors. Some dogs love the beef flavor and others prefer the poultry. When you have a new dog it is recommended that you purchase a small bag of any type food until you know what your dog prefers. After you secure the dog food flavor your pet loves, then purchase a large bag for significant savings. Beneful has been around for a while. It has crunchy chunks of meat mixed with soft chewy flavors of fruits and vegetables. The dog will always love the flavors as well as the textures in Beneful. It is nice to have crunchy as well as chewy in one bag. The article in the Daily Herald is telling us about the changes we can expect in dog food production. It is expected that the dog food industry will be making millions in the next year because there are lots of new things to try. Innovations such as cold food that stores only in refrigeration are one of the new innovative ideas coming out. Meat and vegetables are the key ingredients. Another innovative food coming up will be the ones that taste like wildlife and veggies. They will be using things like sweet potatoes, blueberries, and kale to mix with the meat. Not only will the dog get the taste of meat but they will have the added taste of vegetable or fruit. Check out foods like Purina Bright Life for the older dog too.

Happy To Give My Dog Premium Beneful Food To Eat

My family has always been the type of family to care greatly for the well being of our pets. We get them fancy beds to lay on, we take them on walks to give them exercise, and we have always bought them the best foods at the pet stores. I have recently had a discussion with a friend of mine about what dog foods to buy for our dogs. We have different opinions on what nutrients dogs need in their diets, but we both agree that the best ingredients of Beneful are high quality ones. We also agree that the real and natural ingredients are the best ones to see on the packaging. I like that my dog’s food is made with pride.

How Do You Find The Right Food For Your Dog?

How do I know that the manufacturers like Beneful care about the food they make? Well, I found this article about premium dog food companies. It was from the Daily Herald, and it talks all about the processes that premium dog food manufacturers undertake in order to produce top of the line dog foods. I appreciate what these companies do, and I’m sure my dog appreciates it, also. They have quality control measures that make sure that the food is up to the premium standard that pet owners can trust. I trust Beneful brand of dog food. They are made by Purina, and they really put a lot of good stuff in their foods. My dog’s favorite Beneful Dry Dog Food Original is made of high quality ingredients, like real pieces of chicken.

It sets my mind at ease to see the Beneful on purina company cares so much about what they put in my dog’s food. I know that I can trust Beneful because they are honest about what they add in the foods. Beneful even smells good. The Chopped Blends reminds me of a stew or a thick soup. I’m happy that I found Beneful for my dog. If you want to read over that article I found that talks about premium manufacturers, then go to this url:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

Parents Need To Learn About Teen Social Apps

Being a parent to a teen comes with a host of responsibilities. The massive growth of social media has added more than a few complexities. Not all social media sites are for meeting friends. A number of social media platforms are connected to dating apps. A few of those apps are even directly marketed to teens. And just because a social media site or app has a purpose other than dating or personal interactions does not mean amorous pursuits are absent.

Parents really do have to familiarize themselves with apps and social sites if they want to be sure their teen stays out of trouble.

Parents should first research which social apps and platforms are generally safe. Instagram allows users to post short videos and the site is not known for inappropriate content. Twitter’s microblogging platform is fairly tame and is used by millions of people including celebrities of all walks of life. Skout is a popular friendship and dating app that has a special teens-only section. The teen section is monitored and this is a huge help to parents.

Skout reflects a business endeavor that wants to avoid controversy and remain safe for its younger members. Skout does not even focus exclusively on dating. Many use the app to meet friends or connect with people when traveling. The diverse nature of Skout has allowed it to grow quickly in a crowded market.

Various apps, however, are really not appropriate for teens. A lot of adults may wish to avoid them as well. Certain apps are known for the presence of adult-oriented material, violent subject matter, and no real monitoring of content. Parents really need to research what particular apps have these flaws.

Parents also need to have a little straight talk with their kids about the harm they can do to themselves on certain social apps. Producing provocative videos and hoping they remain deleted or forgotten about is probably not a good strategy. Things on the internet have a tendency to remain forever in existence in some form. Somewhere down the road, those videos and pictures can come back to cause chaos.

Parents might feel overwhelmed when first trying to learn about the massive number of social apps out there. A lot of articles have been written on the subject and there are many online references available.

With the proper time investment, parents can learn all they need to know about teen social apps. The knowledge may then be used to help a teen.

Beneful Dog Food Says Read Your Label

Choosing a puppy is not always the easiest thing to do. You go to the pet store and look at all the little cute bundles of fur available. You think you know the one you want and then a baby ball of fur comes running up to you. This bundle is so cute that you chose to take it home. You know nothing about this breed. The puppy becomes aggressive. The puppy is tearing up household furnishings. This puppy is not what you expected. It is the same with dog foods. You never know what you are getting unless you read the label. Labels sometimes are difficult to read because you do not know what the long words mean. Companies such as Purina Beneful is making it easier to read labels. The make it very easy to chose your puppies food. The puppy formula is full of chicken and rice. Making sure you know what is in your pet’s food is as important as knowing all about your puppies breed. You must go to the bag or can and read the labels carefully. Beneful and a few other brands are making the ingredients simple and healthy. Beneful taking out the grain and end product fillers that are not as good as the natural products is a good start for any company. Pet food companies such as Blue Buffalo, Milo, Cesars, and Beneful are soaring to the top with their new healthier lines of food. The good taste is making owners look twice at the ingredients. Some of the foods are even storing in refrigeration. They have their own refrigerators for the dogs food to stay fresh. Read the article in the Daily Herald. Companies are expecting big things from their new line of foods. Even the administration chief in one plant went as far as to taste the food. He believes it tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. We know how much our pets love eating from the table.

Why Stephen Murray is the Most Brilliant Investor That Ever Lived

CCMP Capital began as a small independent firm back in 2006. It has since grown to be a worldwide private equity firm that which specializes in the growth and buying out of equity investments in Europe and North America. It partnered with brilliant management teams thereby combining excellent industry expertise and industry growth. This has led to a significant growth in the company as well as the effectiveness and efficiency its operations.
CCMP stands for:

Chemical Ventures
Chase Capital
Manufacturer’s Hanover Capital
Partners

Its investments in Europe and North America range between 100 million USD and 500 million USD of capital per transaction for companies whose size ranges between 250 million USD and 1 billion USD. These investments have numerous investments such as providing solutions to estate diversification to businesses which are owned by their respective founders. It has also increased facilitation of various buyouts by management of businesses. The firm according to crunchbase.com has spearheaded the development of publicly owned companies into private entities and assisting in the growth and development of different types of businesses.

In addition to that, the company has invested nearly 8 billion USD in retail companies for over 3 decades which has been used to service various businesses, retail specialties, a mass channel supply, multi-channel marketing and informational services.
CCMP Capital has an expert operational workforce that cooperates with the management team of different companies in the execution of detailed creation strategies which include:

The application of the most brilliant practices within a certain sector.
The utilization of resources to an optimum level and the improvement of various assets in order to ensure that there is a significant cash flow.

Wall Street’s Stephen Murray was born in August 1962 and passed away in March 2015. He was not only one of the most brilliant private investors but also one of the greatest philanthropists that ever lived. Steve Murray was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CAMP Capital. He was a very learned businessman who graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a bachelors degree in Economics after which he later graduated from Colombia Business School with a master’s degree in Business Administration.

The start of his career began when he joined a program to train as a credit analyst back in 1984. He served on the board of several top companies such as Warner Chilcott, Pinnacle Foods, Aramark, AMC Entertainment, The Vitamin Shoppe and Legacy Hospital Partners to mention a few.

Steve Murray was actively involved in several philanthropic endeavors such as the “Make a Wish” Foundation in New York, made several donations to Boston College, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County as well as Colombia Business School. Such initiatives have propelled him to reach greater heights in life.

Dick DeVos Shows No Hesitation Giving Billions Away To Worthy Causes

The truth is not all millionaires and billionaires give their money away. Some of them say they worked hard to get it, and they want to keep it. That mentality doesn’t sit well with most Americans. Americans are big givers for the most part. In fact, without people that are willing to give to worthy causes this country would be in worse condition than it is now. 

But there are wealthy people that are not afraid to give their fortunes away to help other people. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet fall into that category, and so does Dick DeVos. DeVos may not be as well-known nationally as Buffet and Gates, but the people of Michigan know the DeVos name and the family members that use it. 

I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, January 4, 2016

Dick DeVos is one of those wealthy people that became well-off through developing his career over many years. DeVos started working for Amway in 1974, and he worked his way up the ladder and eventually became President of Amway. DeVos is known as the man that brought Amway to the world. When DeVos left Amway, the company was doing more than $4 billion a year in sales. Sales are over $10 Billion a year now. 

A recent article posted by Mlive.com outlined the depth of the DeVos giving. In 2013, the five DeVos Family Foundations donated more than $90 million to various organizations. About 27 percent of that donation went to community and health services; 13 percent went to faith-based organizations or churches, 12 percent went to art and cultural endeavors, and 48 percent went to education-related organizations. Most of that money, more than $60 million, went to Michigan organizations, and almost all of than $60 million stayed in Grand Rapids. 

Mr. DeVos learned how to give charitably from his father, Rich. Rich is a co-founder of Amway. The elder DeVos started the company with Jan Van Andel in his basement in 1959. Amway has made the family one of the riches families in Michigan. 

But Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy also give money to various causes through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Some of the causes they support are The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Valley State University, and several local charities in the Grand Rapids area. 

DeVos currently spends a great deal of time working with Willow Creek Association, Thunderbird School of Global Management, RDV Corporation, Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan and Spectrum Health System. He sits on the board of those organizations. Dick and Betsy also manage The Windquest Group investment firm. 

Sanjay Shah GoFundMe Plan

Sanjay Shah is a British born philanthropist that knows personally about autism. His son was diagnosed with the condition. His personal connection with autism inspired him to get involved with causes that support work in the field. Sanjay is one man that is on a personal mission to raise funds for autism research. The fact is that a lot of people do not know that much about autism. Hopefully, the GoFundMe fundraiser will bring more light to the subject. Autism Rocks is his personal idea. The idea is to raise funds for more autism research in the future. Hopefully, to identify the causes for autism.

Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah could sit back and let others work on autism and its cause. However, this millionaire is a man of action. He started a charity called Autism Rocks. The focus of the charity is to bring more awareness to the condition and to raise funds for further research. The philanthropist has always supported various charities. For example, the philanthropist has actively supported and sponsored various charities in India.

Sanjay Shaw had a very interesting beginning. His parents immigrated from Kenya to London. He grew up in an exclusive neighborhood in London. He studied medicine at Kings College and had plans to become a doctor. Later on, he discovered that he no longer held an interest in joining the medical profession. He decided to turn his career to a business direction and become an accountant. Later on, he started a brokerage firm. That was the beginning of Solar Capital and a great success story.

Autism Rocks
In 2011 his son was diagnosed with Autism. The diagnosis caused Sanjay to take a very close look at a way to help fund research for the condition. He started Autism Rocks to fund research on autism. Autism Rocks raises money through musical events. Sanjay Shah likes being in charge of his own charity and able to send money to the autism research program.

Nicki Minaj Ignores Pleas To Cancel Concert By Thor Halvorssen

The founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen, has called on rapper Nicki Minaj to cancel a planned concert in Angola he claims is being paid for by a corrupt government. Minaj and fellow performer Gilbert Arenas are set to perform at a Christmas Festival sponsored by the Unitel company, which is part of the business empire of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. Dos Santos has been reported by a number of independent groups as heading a government that refuses to abide by the human rights laws of the world.

Thor Halvorssen has written an open letter to Nicki Minaj and Gilbert Arenas in a bid to explain why the concert they are to appear at provides the Angolan government with a boost amongst younger people. Halvorssen has always been at the forefront of the movement towards providing human rights for all, particularly after seeing many of his own family suffer abuses against their own rights. Both of Halvorssen’s parents have suffered human rights abuses; in fact, Halvorssen’s father was imprisoned and tortured despite his own diplomatic status from the Venezuelan government.

Despite finding success as a filmmaker Thor Halvorssen has also sought to publicize the problems of human rights in the world. The Human Rights Foundation is the first step in forming his own organization to fight the abuses people around the world suffer as they search for their human rights. Halvorssen has always sought to fight the injustices the people of the world face, and recently stated his desire to fight human rights abuses under both right and left wing groups. In 2004, Thor Halvorssen announced the establishment of the Human Rights Foundation, which opened in New York in 2005 with a board made up of former political prisoners, politicians, and well known advocates.

In recent times, Thor Halvorssen has published a number of open letters to those who are about to perform for a dictatorship or have already done so. In the letter to Minaj the history of the Dos Santos regime is dicussed to make sure the performer and her fans are aware of the problems the leadership of President Dos Santos has caused the people of Angola.