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An Effort To Save New York’s Strays Is Underway

There is a serious problem in New York City with stray animals on the streets. Stray animals are forced to wander the streets with no permanent place to stay. In addition to not having a home, they also are often without other basic needs, such as healthcare, food, and vaccinations. This puts both the stray animals and human residents of the city at risk. While shelters in the city try to care for as many animals as possible, they can’t care for all the stray animals. The reason for this is that they don’t have enough funding. However, there is a solution to the problem. Bringing more funding to shelters would greatly lessen the problem. Ross Abelow plans to bring money to the shelters, which is going to lessen the problem in the city.

Winter is the worst season for strays of the northeast. The temperatures in New York City and other regions of the northeast dive far below freezing. In fact, they can dip far into the single digits. Temperatures this cold can make it impossible for many strays to survive. Sadly, temperatures were incredibly harsh this year in New York City. However, something different happened this year. The problem has not been ignored. Instead, an effort was started to bring the strays indoors. Ross Abelow, a well known lawyer, has worked to get the shelters funding. This funding is going to help provide for them in the shelters.

Ross Abelow has made use of one of the internet’s most well known ways to get funding. He has gone through Go Fund Me to get the money. This website allows users to create a goal for the amount of funding they seek. Then, people on the internet can donate money electronically to the campaign. Ross Abelow has worked to get several thousand dollars to give to the shelters. The amount of money is not massive, but it is likely to help a significant number of animals out. Shelters will be able to accommodate a larger number of stray animals.

Ross Abelow has the advantage of already having his name out there. His legal practice has a good reputation, and many people in the city have heard of him. Due to his widely known status, people will be more likely to find his campaign and donate. His law practice has benefited many people, as he has worked to win cases on both business and family related legal issues.

From Yoga Studio to Nightclub: Kate Hudson Designs With Every Woman in Mind

Actress and co-founder Kate Hudson has been making headlines with Facebook’s Fabletics page, an activewear line designed to bridge the gap between luxury and accessibility. Launched in 2013, the Fabletics missions is simple: to offer stylish and high quality gear at a price that includes all women and lifestyle needs.
In a recent chat with MarieClaire.com and in Twitter.com, handle Hudson opened up about the debut of her new line of athleisure dresses, as well as swimwear, for Fabletics. Taking her passion for attractive activewear to the next level, Hudson tells Marie Claire, “We’re taking the active girl, taking her out on the town, and keeping her casual!” Using the same trademark high performance materials, the dresses are designed to offer comfort and mobility, as well as a flattering silhouette, to standard nightlife attire. A few of the dresses, such as the Tropez dress, have built-in bras, adding further ease and support. “High fashion companies like Alaia and Hervé Leger also make dresses that suck you in,” Hudson says,”and that’s basically what we’re doing with these—at a price that’s more affordable.”

The new line of Fabletics swimwear is also intended to offer sturdy and stylish support for the performance focused, with pieces such as the Raquel bikini top and Halah Maillot cut out one-piece designed for beach loungers and yoga enthusiasts alike. “We want people to feel like they’re protected in our clothes without compromising a little bit of sexiness and femininity,” Hudson says.

That refusal to compromise quality for the sake of cost has no doubt contributed to the steadily growing Youtube brand loyalty, and Hudson praises the company’s model for allowing them to create athleisure high fashion at an affordable price. On the Fabletics website Hudson encourages women to lead healthy and active lives, and reiterates to Marie Claire that “our company’s really about motivating people to get on board and be healthy (and fit!). So it’s important for us to be able to reach a broader spectrum of people.”

Wen By Chaz Adds Volume to Fine Hair

After bemoaning for years about her fine, lifeless hair, an editor from Bustle decided to see if WEN hair products could add the volume and bounce to her locks that she saw on all of the infomercials for the famous cleansing conditioner product. Armed with a bottle of the Wen By Chaz cleansing conditioner, she embarked on a seven day journey of hair enlightenment and documented her daily results with before and after photos and accompanying commentary so that readers could see the real results of her experience. The final verdict was that Wen By Chaz certainly delivered on its promises to boost hair while giving it a healthy shine, although the author cautions readers that on days when she did not have the time or energy to add Wen By Chaz to her shower routine, she did not get to enjoy the amazing results.

Wen hair is an amazon available cleansing conditioner that combines the effects of five different hair styling products into one single formula. That’s right — Wen By Chaz is a conditioner, shampoo, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner and detangler all in one. Not only do women love the idea that they can simplify their hair care daily routine and avoid buying multiple products, the results from using WEN hair are enough to gain it loyal customers for decades.

The Wen By Chaz products can be used on a range of different hair and all provide phenomenal results. Also important, Wen hair uses a sulfate free formula, which keeps hair healthy without weighing it down from necessary chemicals.

How Well Does Wen Conditioner Work?

It seems there’s always a new hair product on the amazon and ebay online market these days. More and more companies are including natural ingredients int their shampoos and conditioners, but Wen is perhaps one of the most well-known names when it comes to hair care. Bustle’s Emily McClure tried Wen hair conditioner for seven days, and had some pretty interesting things to say about it. If you’re on the fence about trying the product, this review may help.

At the beginning of the week-long experiment, McClure stated that she was surprised at the amount of WEN hair product that was needed for one conditioning treatment. According to the bottle instructions, individuals with long hair need to use up to 32 pumps of conditioner! After using the product for the first time, Emily noticed that her hair felt thicker right away.

Over the next few days, McClure said that her was was oilier, especially at the roots, but her hair was smooth. She did notice that her tresses lost their volume a little sooner than normal as well. By the fourth day, she was in a rush, and didn’t get a chance to wash her hair that morning. Her coif was greasy, and when she added curls to her hair, they fell flat pretty quickly.

Near the end of the week, McClure went out with friends, and they commented on how shiny her hair was. Overall, she recommended WEN hair conditioner for women who wash and style their hair daily. McClure also says that the product is ideal for naturally dry or thin hair.

 

 

Dick DeVos: Maintaining Bonds and Strengthening Ties

Dick DeVos has thrown his support behind Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. With the departure of former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, from the race for the Republican nomination, Sen. Rubio seemed to be the best choice for Mr. DeVos to endorse, as he and his family have been a part of the Florida community for many years. While Michigan is home to the DeVos family the Orlando Magic basketball team are also part of their family and they maintain homes in the Vero Beach, Florida area.

Mr. DeVos’s endorsement of Marco Rubio is a continuation of their relationship going back to the mid-2000s when they met while trying to open the way for a larger school choice for people. While he waited to give his endorsement, Mr. DeVos felt that Marco Rubio was the right choice, and this seems to fall in line with the families philanthropic principles as shown by their most recent reports of giving.
According to an article in Michigan Live, the DeVos family, including patriarch Richard Devos & wife, as well as Dick’s brothers, having given a lifetime total of $1.2 billion not including their political donation. More recent totals include $94 million for the year 2014 and close to $91 million for 2013. The article states that “In total, the DeVoses donated $90.9 million in 2013, with 48 percent going to education, 27 percent to health and community services, 13 percent to churches or faith-based organizations, and 12 percent to arts and culture.”   Dick weighs in on the House of Cards episode here in an exclusive interview to tell his portion of the happenings.
With his support of Marco Rubio for President, Dick DeVos has continued a tradition of leadership that he has continued to show throughout his lifetime. From helping the family business, Amway, in its humble beginnings in his childhood basement, to diving head first into the thick of things for the company when most young men would be enjoying the first years of college, to becoming a vice-president at 29 with a responsibility that covered 18 countries as this Amway heir has done, Dick has had an impressive career. He was even offered the position of ambassador to the Netherlands by George Bush, which he graciously declined to focus his efforts on his business at the Windquest Group and his dedication to making the state of Michigan as successful as possible.

Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Friday, March 11, 2016

Learn more about Dick’s lucrative career on his LinkedIn profile.

Wikipedia Editors Are Quick To Flag Anything That Violates the Guidelines

Wikipedia is the website that almost everyone heads to when they want to know something; 500 million people visit the site each month. Thousands of volunteer writers and editors contribute to Wikipedia, in a cooperative effort to maintain an unbiased repository of knowledge. There’s no qualification or test required for Wikipedia writers and editors; anyone can submit an entry or edit an existing entry, so occasionally, edits that don’t follow Wikipedia’s best practices slip through, such as recent changes to actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s Wikipedia filmography page. An overzealous fan was so excited that the actor finally won an Oscar that he or she edited the page with text that violated Wikipedia’s language and neutrality rules. While the fan didn’t harm the actor’s reputation, and the edits were quickly removed, the incident illustrates the fact that Wikipedia editors quickly remove anything that violates the site’s guidelines. 

While Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t need a Wikipedia page to appear more prestigious, most businesses do. A Wikipedia entry is a non-promotional online mention that usually ranks in one of the top three spots in searches for the business’s name. Despite Wikipedia’s policy of allowing anyone to create an entry, some people have a problem following the strict formatting and style guidelines required so that editors won’t flag the page for removal. Business owners or public figures that need to make a Wikipedia page can have Get Your Wiki create an expertly written page that matches the style of other Wikipedia entries. 

Professional Wikipedia business page creation done by Wiki experts for hire provide a valuable service for business owners who don’t have the time to learn Wikipedia’s formatting and citation rules and then write an unbiased article about their business. It’s a time-consuming and often frustrating process to create a business page on Wikipedia; that is why quite a few entrepreneurs hire Wiki writers to create their Wikipedia entry or update a Wiki page for their company.

Learn more about Wikipedia editing services on Get Your Wiki’s site.

Coriant Lands a New Customer in Asia

One of Asia’s main Internet hubs, Chief Telecom, recently selected Coriant as the provider to increase Chief Telecom’s Data Center Interconnect (DCI) services. Chief Telecom is one of the largest providers in Taiwan.

Coriant is a leading supplier of network equipment and technologies. Its history begins in Munich Germany, in the Transmission Technology department of Siemens. Those researchers took Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) and improved and transformed it into Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH). The technology continued to evolve, and by the early 2000s they created Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), which enables even greater capacity for transmission, around a terabit per second. It’s also called optical transport network (OTN).

As the technology advanced, the business structures merged and morphed. Siemens became Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks. Nokia Siemens spun Coriant off as a separate company in 2013, under the ownership of Martin Equity. Later, Martin Equity merged Coriant with Tellabs.

The CEO of Coriant is Shaygan Kheradpir, an experienced information technology business executive. He went to Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, as well as a master’s and doctoral degree in the same subject. He was born in London, but grew up in Iran. He joined GTE Laboratories in 1987, where he helped develop network routing, and gained respect for delivering new products.

When GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to create Verizon Communications, Kheradpir became president of the division for e-business. Eventually he became Verizon’s first Chief Information Officer. Under his leadership, they diversified into more services in telecommunications. In January 2014 he took over as CEO of Juniper Networks. Later, he joined Martin Equity, and in September 2015 he became Chairman and CEO of Coriant, replacing Pat Pietro.

Coriant is a provider of optical network equipment and technologies for the Backbone network, handling data, video and mobile. It has a number of international customers, including China Unicom and Telia Sonera International Carrier (TSIC). Products include Transcend SDN Solution (Software Defined Networking) and Transport Network Management System (TNMS). Their technological solutions include Universal Switching and Transport and ROADMs. They help out mobile network operators, cable MSOs and rural network operators.

Chief Telecom chose Coriant’s hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, which will help them keep up with the business demand for cloud-based services.

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