Avi Weisfogel’s Funding Campaign With Bite

Rutgers educated dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has announced his GoFundMe campaign to provide monetary assistance to Operation Smile. Weisfogel began his dental career after receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry. His initial area of expertise was preventative dental care.

For those in underprivileged areas, restorative dental care is nearly impossible to afford. People living in impoverished conditions around the world, have a problem acquiring adequate dental and follow-up care. So, when a child is born with a congenital deformity, these children suffer because of the condition and the stigma of being a social outcast because of the related problems.

Whenever an organization has a vision to help children, there’s no shortage of individuals wishing to get involved. Operation Smile, was founded in 1982 by former social and clinical worker, Kathleen Magee and her dentist husband, William Magee. They perform corrective plastic and craniofacial surgeries, free to children in need.

Initially, Operation Smile could only treat a limited number of children each year. After turning down multiple families with children in dire need, the organization decided to enlist the help of other dentists and support staff, so that they could provide dental surgeries to more children. Since the grassroots days, the number of volunteer nurses, dentists and dental assistants has significantly grown in size. Thereby, increasing the number of children treated from 40 per year to 100.

The outreach of Operation Smile touched the heart of Old Bridge Dental Care founder, Dr. Avi Weisfogel. Weisfogel announced efforts to assist Operation Smile by launching a fund raising page on GoFundMe. Avi Weisfogel’s GoFundMe campaign is targeted to raise $2000 for the organization. Funding that will go a long way towards helping children receive corrective procedures for cleft lips, cleft palates and other targeted congenital dental problems.

Avi Weisfogel is a dentist and humanitarian, his initial practice area was limited to preventive care. However, he decided to increase his focus to studying the relevance between dental problems and sleep disorders. Dr. Weisfogel hopes to increase the funding of Operation Smile, while continuing with his other interests in philanthropic endeavors. In terms of ‘active’ projects, Weisfogel remains committed to raising funds for Operation Smile. In the past, Avi Weisfogel has responded to those seeking solutions for sleep disorders. To date, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 corrective surgeries, globally, at no cost to the families.

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Dog Food

Feeding your dog high quality and well-balanced food is among the best things you can do as a pet owner. Good dog food keeps a dog’s hair coat sleek ad shiny. It also strengthens the immune system. Above all, it keeps the digestive system in good health. However, when it comes to choosing dog food, the options in the market almost seem endless. Here are a few tips to help you settle on the best dog food for your pup;

Seek Professional Advice

Getting really good food for you dog will require some research and possibly speaking to someone knowledgeable. Typically, a trained nutritionist or a veterinarian are the best resources to help you make the right decisions for your dog food.

Read Ingredients

Before buying any dog food, it is vital to go through the ingredients. Ingredients are usually listed by weight. The ones that have a large amount of moisture content like beef, poultry, fish or chicken are often at the top of the list. The rest of the ingredients are usually at the bottom of the ingredient list even when they offer more nutrients. This is basically where grains are listed. Grains are an excellent source of carbohydrates and are a good energy source for dogs. However, some dogs are allergic to gluten. The ingredient list is important, because it ensures that your dog is having a well-balanced diet and that it is not consuming components it is allergic to.

Buy the freshest food package

After you have picked out the type of food, you have to make sure that the food is fresh. Check the best before by date on the container. Dry food is usually sprayed with fat on the outside to increase it palatability. Fat goes rancid with time and exposure to light and air. Heat also increases the chances of rancidity. The later the sell by date, the better the food. Ensure that the bag is intact and has no holes.

Store dog food properly

Dry dog food should be stored in its original bag in an airtight container and in a cool and dark place. Unopened canned dog food should be kept in cool and dry place. All left over canned food should be stored covered in the refrigerator and opened up dog food should be used in six weeks.

A good dog food brand you can try is Beneful. Beneful is dedicated to bring the joy of play to you and your dog. Beneful stocks both dry and wet dog food and a variety of dog snacks. The packages all come in a variety of proteins like lamb, pork, beef or chicken. The textures also vary from hearty chunks to thinly diced chopped texture. Above all, Beneful is a reputable company with high quality products and the staff is always happy to engage and help customers.

Men’s Dress Shoes From Italy Are Still Made In Italy

The men’s dress shoe business has always been price driven. Men didn’t make that decision. The retailers that sold shoes to the mass market did. That’s why China became such an important leather shoes manufacturing country. When American shoe factories realized they couldn’t competitively price their footwear because of rising labor and material costs, factory owners decided to find factories offshore that could compete. The one country that had a massive labor force, cheap material costs and almost unlimited factory space was China.

American manufacturers decided to train the Chinese to make the kind of footwear that was in fashion in the United States. The big push to make shoes in China started in the 1980s and gained momentum during the 1990s. The athletic shoe companies already had a presence in China at that time. Running shoes were made in Korea during the 1970s, but when the Koreans decided to raise prices based on what they saw happening in the United States in terms of sales, most running shoe companies moved their production to China in the late 1970s.

The United States wasn’t the only country to move their manufacturing to the huge Chinese factories that looked more like cities than factories. Chinese factory workers lived in these factories. They bought food and clothes in the factories, and some workers died in the factories. There were no age guidelines, so it was common to see ten-year-old boys and girls working on the production lines for less than $1 a day. Factories in Canada joined the U.S. and before long, England and France joined the North America shoemakers in China.

But Italy and Spain didn’t move their production to China in those days. The Italians didn’t want to give their trade secrets to the best duplicators in the world. The Chinese could make expensive shoes cheaper, and they would sell those styles to other shoe companies in order to keep the factories filled. The Italians fought the rising labor and material costs in their country as long as they could. But during the 1990s, Italian shoe factories all over the country decided to take the most labor intensive part of the shoe making process offshore. Factory owners made exclusive deals with India and Eastern European shoe makers to cut and stitch the uppers of certain styles that required a lot of hand labor. The Italians supplied the materials, and these cut and fit upper factories as they were called, sent the finished top of the shoe back to Italy so the Italian factory could finish their fashionable styles. The finished shoes were still stamped “Made in Italy.”

Paul Evans Footwear works with factories in the south of Italy that still make shoes the old way. Paul Evans factories make exclusive styles, and customers buy them direct from the factory. For the first time in the history of the footwear business, men can buy beautifully handcrafted Italian shoes in their size, color and design one pair at a time from Paul Evans Footwear. The Paul Evans line is a nostalgic look at the past as well as an incredible look at the future. Paul Evans Footwear takes pride in producing Italian made shoes that fit, look good and last for a lifetime. That’s the mark of a forward thinking, quality footwear line.

Yeonmi Park Escapes North Korea’s Human Rights Violations

The North Korean government recently denied it violates the human rights of its citizens arguing it guarantees human rights in its country. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry stated North Korea’s human rights violations are without parallel, and Amnesty International said North Korea is in its own category when violating human rights. North Korea’s human rights violations listed in the UN inquiry include murder, enslavement, torture, rape and imprisonment. In response to the UN’s inquiry, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said the UN’s findings are lies from North Korean defectors and the report is a political maneuver to overthrow the government.

The modern human rights movement started in 1945 when the UN was created after World War II where the massive loss of life to war and genocide inspired politicians around the world to never let this happen again. The purpose of the UN is to promote a higher standard of living for people around the world and to solve economic, social and health issues. The UN developed the international humanitarian law and the international human rights law; both are seen as a part of broader international legal system. In 1948, the UN issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the stated goal of promoting human, civil, economic, and social rights. All of these are seen as being vital keys to freedom, justice and peace in the world, yet some countries like North Korea continue to violate these standards.

Yeonmi Park spent the first thirteen years of her life living under the North Korean regime. She was born in 1993 in Heysan and currently lives in South Korea where she is a junior at Dongguk University in Seoul studying Criminal Justice. Her family worked for the North Korean government but that did not provide her family immunity from being harshly punished by the government for any minor infraction. Her father was sentence to 17 years in a secret prison camp for smuggling gold, silver and nickel to Chinese traders to help feed his family during one of the country’s numerous famines. He urged the women in the family to leave the country, so during the winter of 2007 Yeonmi on yeonmi.net, her mom and sister fled the country into China where her mom was raped by Chinese traffickers and her sister was lost and presumed dead. Over a year later, after walking across the Gobi desert they reached the South Korean embassy in Mongolia, and Yeonmi was later reunited with her sister. Yeonmi has told her story to numerous outlets and is currently writing a book about her life in North Korea and escape from it.

There is plenty of evidence that North Korea continues to violate the human rights of its citizens. They have no independent media, functioning civil society or religious freed. Thanks to the UN and other human rights organizations and dissidents like Yeonmi Park, North Korea’s violations will continue to be exposed, and hopefully change will come to that country.

Investment Banking And The Creation Of A Balanced Portfolio

Most Americans will need to have a savings acount. Having a savings account allows the person to be able to avoid worrying in the event that their car breaks down and they need a new or they face a temporary layoff of some kind. The investment fund also helps the investor have money on hand they can use to help them fund their retirement plans. A typical retirement fund is the kind of fund that allows the owner of the fund to be able to afford to retire when they decide it is time to retire. The owner of the fund will aim to have on hand enough money so they can retire and still do things they enjoy such as remaining in their own home and traveling to other places.

There are many aspects that go into the creation of a retirement fund that is useful and functional. One of the most important aspects of such a fund is making sure that all funds are invested properly in a way that is diverse and useful for the investor. The creation of a diverse portfolio has many advantages. People who are able to create a portfolio of investments that are diverse will find it much easier to prevent capital losses and help make sure they enjoy the kind of capital gains that will help them enjoy a comforting retirement.

Investment capital managers such as Kenneth C. Griffin have been advising people how to create a well balanced portfolio of investments that are able to earn interest they can use. Kenneth Griffin has spend many years in the financial services industry. His work as a hedge fund manager has attracted a great deal of attention and admiration from his clients. Many of his clients have looked to him for help in identifying investment opportunities and capital managment. His work in investment banking has helped him and his clients enjoy a very high standard of living. At present, he is the Chief Operating Officer of CEO of Citadel LLC, a widely respected hedge fund located in the central city of Chicago, one of the centers of American commerce.

A portfolio that is well balanced is one that contains a wide mixture of various kinds of stocks in many different industries and all kinds of fields. This will often include stocks in the technology industries as well as stocks from field such as the energy industry and the banking industry. Each stock can help increase the potential for gains and decrease the overall possibility of loss. If stocks in one area are up, they may be down in another. This allows the investor to earn income from various kinds of industries. It also allows the investor to create a portfolio that is like to retain value in the future. The use of such stocks also helps the investor enjoy many gains and have a portfolio that will allow them to earn a very high rate of interest on their invested funds.

Prequel to Disney’s Aladdin in the Works

Fans of Disney’s Aladdin like Susan McGalla are in for a treat. This live action comedy-adventure prequel will bring to light how the Aladdin’s genie ended up living inside the lamp. This movie will give fans a clear view into the genie’s life before the movie Aladdin. The name of this new film is titled Genies.

Disney has gone back to showcase a character’s past life before. Maleficent, took this same approach when it went back to show how this popular character came to be who she was. The success of Maleficent could lead to move movies featuring the back stories of the main characters.

Disney also has plenty more life action films based on several of their hit movies in the works. Films based on Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Mulan, and Pinocchio. This is a wonderful way for the company to introduce movies to new fans who may have never seen them before.

Chocolate Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Most of us don’t need a reason to eat chocolate, we eat it because it tastes good and makes us feel good. But there are also health benefits to eating chocolate they may encourage anti-chocoholics to change their point of view and indulge like the rest of us.

Chocolate reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. You are less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, blood clots or high blood pressure if you eat chocolate.
By now you’re wondering what the catch is, because nothing that tastes so good as chocolate can be good for us without a catch. There is a catch.
Only a small amount of chocolate, one ounce, is needed to derive the health benefits. Eating more than one ounce a day will provide a boost in energy, but may detract from the heart-healthy benefits because excess chocolate consumption increases fat and calorie intake which may lead to weight gain. Excess weight gain would nullify the reduction in heart disease that the first ounce of chocolate had provided.
According to Beneful, dark chocolate has typically been promoted as being more heart healthy than milk chocolate, but more people prefer the taste of milk chocolate. Either type, eaten in moderation, has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Florists Creating Job for Special Needs Individuals

When those who have special needs set out to find jobs that work out for them they can have some trouble. There are certain jobs that those with special needs are just not ready to work, and then there are times when they apply for a job that they can work and the employer overlooks them. Those with special needs deserve the opportunity to work and earn their own living, but they can’t always find the kind of job that they want or need. One family is looking to change that.

There is a family of florists who are looking to create jobs for those with special needs. Inspired by an individual in their own family who is dealing with down syndrome, this family has decided that they are going to look out for those who have been unable to find the right job because of their special needs. Keith Mann is glad this family is allowing individuals in need of jobs to find those jobs through the floral company that they have created.