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Minnesota Dentist Kills Beloved Lion

Walter Palmer went on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe and killed beloved Cecil the lion. This Minnesota dentist paid officials in that country $55,000 to acquire the licenses and permits in order to take part in the hunt. As far as Walter Palmer knew, he had secured all the correct documents and he was only following the advice of his guides as they made their way into the park. After luring Cecil to the outer edge of the park, Walter Palmer killed Cecil with a bow and arrow. The lion was found beheaded and skinned, missing its park collar.

Cecil was beloved by many in the country, he has been a fixture in that preserve for over a decade. How a hunter from the United States can hunt and kill this animal by mistake is of great concern to officials said James Dondero. Investigations have begun into the way the process was handled, who gave the go on killing Cecil, and how Walter Palmer acted during that night. Protestors quickly took to the internet to voice their displeasure, flooding the dentist’s Facebook page and Yelp website, forcing the dentist to take down his website.

Investigators are looking more closely at his record too, noting they have already uncovered evidence he shot and killed a bear illegally a few years back and was cited and fined for not following proper protocol. This dentist is not without some serious baggage. In addition to the bear killing, he has a sexual harassment suit on his record that he settled for $150,000 with the receptionist that worked for him.

Reifler Takes Note Of Non-Accredited Investors Limited Options

Brad Reifler, the CEO of Forefront Capital has taken note of the troubles that middle-class investors have in terms of investment options. So many of these investors are not able to play the market the way that they want to. Reifler learned this first hand when his 80 year old father-in-law gave him his life savings to invest as he had retired. Reifler realized that there were not as many options as there are for those who are accredited.

To be accredited means to have a net worth of greater than $1 million and an annual income in excess of $200,000. These are the types of investors who have more options in the investment realm than the rest. For Reifler’s father-in-law though, the options were not nearly as vast. Reifler wanted to change that.

Forefront Capital started to offer more choices for those who are non-accredited. They began to take on more of these types of investors and have a wider scope of services offered. At the very least, investors who do not have as much money can still have some of the options that are available to those with much higher incomes.

Forefront is one of the only firms that has taken on these types of investors. They look at it as a market that is not being reached out to enough and want to change that. People like Reifler’s father-in-law at least have a place they can turn to at this point whereas they did not in the past.

The idea of people having the same access as one another to everything is a uniquely American idea. It is a value that most of us hold dear, and it is something that the investment world is finally starting to get on board with in some small way as well.

Choosing Good Dog Food

Do you see the long aisles of pet food at your local retailer and despair of ever finding the right dog food for your pet. Many people go by the old standby of selecting the food with the highest protein level, which has merit since healthy dogs do need a protein rich diet but this is only part of the equation. Where that protein comes from is also a vital key to a healthy pet diet. Let’s look at a few things you want to pay attention to when it comes to purchasing the best dog food for your furry family member.

Ingredients

Canines are meant to eat meat, if you are ever in doubt just take a look at your dogs teeth. Carnivorous animals have pronounced canine teeth (see the correlation here?) while herbivores have flat teeth meant for grinding grains and such. This means a good dog food will have meat as its primary ingredient.

Now that we have that established let’s look at one popular dog food on the market today, Beneful. One ingredient you will find on the list for most Beneful dog food products is chicken by product meal, this may not sound appetizing but when you understand that by products contain meat concentrates that are 300% higher in protein than fresh raw meat you see why it is an essential part of good dog food.

Conclusion

Choosing a good dog food for your furry family member may seem daunting at first, but if you take the time to understand the ingredients and the nutritional needs of your pets the process becomes much easier.

Huge ‘Back To The Future’ 30th Anniversary Celebration On The Horizon

After 30 years, the ‘Back to the Future’ is coming back to the forefront with big news and no, it’s not for the release of a forth installment.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced on July 16th that a 30th anniversary Blu-Ray set would be released which would include all three movies, the animated series, and a 64 page book with information from the movies detailed inside. All the contents are sealed inside a handy light up “Flux Capacitor” box for the movie fans and collectors out there. Along with that, a new anniversary edition of the vinyl soundtrack will be released in physical and digital copies on October 16th, 2015.

If that wasn’t enough, UPHE also announced that ‘Back to the Future’ would be making a huge theater return. This isn’t for a forth installment, though. They decided that they would show the original trilogy in theaters for one day only – October 21st, 2015 – which happens to be the same day that the Blu-Ray collection is being released. The showtime and theater details aren’t available at the moment, as the event is still a few months out, but for those that are interested, continue checking local listings for showtimes.

Purina PetCare is Still the Best Choice for Your PetCare Needs

Nestle Purina, the company that produces Purina Pro Plan, is the main sponsor for the fabulous 18th Incredible Dog Challenge that is held in July in Joe Moakley Park, Boston. If you love dogs and are anywhere near Boston on Saturday July 11, bring your kids and pets to this fun event by Purina.

Around the Community
Nestle Purina Petcare is an avid supporter of many pet events every year as seen in the Purina news section of their website. In countries around the world, the support pet adoption projects, supplying energy for the plant in Germany using solar power and even the first “Cat Cafe” in the U.S. There are several Cat Cafes already in Europe, which has been a success for cat lovers. Purina is a first-rate world-wide company that has factories in many countries.

Purina is Number One
In 2012, Nestle Purina Petcare became the top pet care company in America and the second globally. People love their pets and Purina Petcare combined the best of two thriving companies, Ralston Purina and Nestlé’s Friskies Petcare Company. This subsidiary of the Nestle Company is as crazy about your pets, dogs, cats and horses as Nestle is about chocolate. Their worldwide slogan is “Your pet, Our passion,” and their annual revenue of that reaches into the billios annually reflects that pet owners are putting their trust in Purina.

Origin of Ralston Purina and Their Products Today
Purina headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri and features such products as Beneful, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Dog Chow, Alpo and Purina ONE for canines and Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Friskies, Fancy Feast, Deli-Cat and more for felines, and they still make Horse Chow, which was the very first product produced by Ralston Purina in 1894. Horse Chow produced before the turn of the century has been the foundation of Nestles Purina Petcare, and it has proven that Purina is a petfood company of sustainability and one that the population trusts.

Harbaugh Throws a Strike

Love or hate him, you do have to give Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh credit for being one of the world’s most polarizing figures. From running practice without a shirt on o pulling car accident victims from wrecks, the man seems to do it all. Harbaugh was on hand at yesterday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Pittsburg Pirates to throw out the first pitch. When it was first announced that he would be throwing out the first pitch, many wondered if he would wear khakis and go shirtless. Well he did indeed wear khakis but he was not shirtless. He wore a Detroit Tigers Jersey and a Tigers hat.

Like with everything he does, Harbaugh took to the mound with enthusiasm and confidence to throw out the first pitch. Donning a Mark “The Bird” Fidrych jersey and a windup to match, Harbaugh delivered a pretty good pitch down the middle but it was a tad bit on the high side. Harbaugh stuck around for the game with his wife Sarah but the Tigers lost in extra innings. This is not the first time Harbaugh has been invited to a MLB facility. He was in Oakland last March wearing an A’s uniform.

Daniel Amen suggests there will be a lot of pressure on Harbaugh to right a sinking ship that is Michigan Football. The program has been in shambles for many years and through several coaches. If he is able to turn Michigan back into a powerhouse again, there will be no denying that he is something special.

Could the Minnesota Vikings Be Gunning for the Division?

The NFC North has long been one of the more competitive divisions in all of football. The competition has always been thick in the North not because the teams are always so talented, but because the rivalries between the four squads are very real and very intense. For a long time the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions have been destined for the bottom of the pack, but now it appears that Minnesota is making an upward push — and reports have them listed as looking like a playoff caliber squad.

Jim Dondero (nexpointadvisors) knows that the biggest question entering the off season revolved around embattled superstar running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson, who is coming off of a lost season thanks to off the field issues, had planned on holding out for a trade or a release from Minnesota. Minnesota called his bluff and told him that he could sit out another year or put on his cleats and help the Vikings win. So, AP is in the backfield.

With Teddy Bridgewater entering his second season of play the Vikings are much more tuned in to his possibilities. Bridgewater had a successful rookie season, going 6 – 6 as a starter with a completion percentage over 64% (11th in the NFL). Bridgewater succeeded without AP in the backfield and with nobody to throw the ball too. Now Peterson is back, Bridgewater has a few new weapons, and the Vikings are primed to make a big push in the North.

How An Ex-NFL Blew a Chunk of His $20 Million

If you ever wondered which current and former NFL players go broke, that list is long. Now, Phillip Buchanon, the ex-NFL Raider and Redskin is explaining how NFL players fall into that trap of mismanaging money until there’s none left.

Buchanon uses his experience to educate new NFL players on handling fame and fortune and more importantly, saving and investing.

According to Igor Cornelsen, he made more than $20 million during his nine-year career, but Buchanon says he always felt obligated to help out, especially his family.

“People wonder about the type of bad decisions I made. Definitely blowing $1.5 million on a business deal was bad. I would have to say throwing too much money away — ridiculous amounts like $50,000 here, $20,000 there — never a smart move.”

At a recent speaking engagement, Buchanon advised NFL players on adjusting to wealth.

Buchanon also comments on family members requesting money for urgent expenses like fixing things. “Of course, I’d go ahead and write them out a check. The check always managed to get cashed, but the problem was never fixed.”

Dez Bryant Will Sit out Games

Not all is well for the Dallas Cowboys these days. Star Wide receiver Dez Bryant said last week that he is willing to sit out Dallas’s home opener if he does not get a new contract. Bryant was absent the first day of mini-camp and his agent Tom Condon stated that Bryant is not kidding. Condon was on Sirius XM NFL Radio recently and said that Bryant indicated during conversations with him that he is willing to sit out.

The deadline for Bryant to sign his franchise tag offer is July 15th. The offer would guarantee him $12 million for the year. Bryant is not currently under contract and won’t be until he signs it and if he doesn’t then he is not required to show up for mini-camp which is required for all other players. Negotiations with the Cowboys have gone stale and talks have not happened for some time now. Condon believes that the Cowboys simply want Bryant to sign the franchise tag rather than offer him a new contract. Stephen Jones, Cowboys executive vice president stated on Tuesday that Bryant’s willingness to miss games does not motivate the team to work out a new contract. Luxury Living experts at the Aspire New Brunswick mention that Bryant is currently the second highest paid wide receiver in the league. There are no scheduled conversation set between the Cowboys and Bryant’s agent. Condon stated that the deadline is still far away and hopes something will get done before that.

Tom Brady Dances Like A Fool

Tom Brady recently made a fool of himself, and it has nothing to do with “Deflate Gate.” For those of you that missed it, Tom Brady was recently given his Super Bowl ring at an NFL convention, and during the event, Brady was talked into dancing. TMZ recently posted an article about this story, and a video of Tom Brady trying to dance “Hip Hop Style” was included say my friends at Madison Street Capital. It should be noted that rap superstar Wiz Khalifa egged him on, and it seems that Tom Brady couldn’t help but be the center of attention.

Some NFL fans believe that Tom Brady shouldn’t have participated in such a celebration, and it’s most likely to do with his controversial cheating ways during the 2014 NFL season. It is widely known that Tom Brady was a part of the ”Deflate Gate” scandal, and he should have just accepted his ring without celebrating like a fool. However, there are certain NFL fans that feel Tom Brady can do whatever he likes, but his cheating history cannot be denied. I would have much rather seen Tom Brady accept his Super Bowl ring without dancing and celebrating. It seemed that Tom Brady was rubbing his victory into the rest of the world’s face, and that’s definitely a bad look for him.