Independent Pet Food Producers Add To Beneful’s Growth In The Market

Providing the best food for any pet is an essential part of being an effective and loving pet parent, which means finding the best possible pet food for any important member of the family. The Daily Herald explains the premium pet food market has been expanding over the course of the 21st century, and should continue to do so as increasing numbers of pet parents look to keep their pets as healthy as possible. The best foods are now available from producers ranging from independent companies to those with a long history of pet food production.

Nestle Purina was one of the first major pet food producers to look to change the way foods were produced when they arrived at the decision to create a natural pet food brand. Eventually, the Beneful brand was created in 2001, which includes a wide range of natural ingredients being used to produce a full range of wet and dry foods designed to keep pets as healthy as possible.

Beneful has grown to become one of the top global brands of pet foods in the 21st century as the movement towards natural ingredients has grown in number. The Beneful brand has always been known for putting the happiness and health of the pets they provide foods for at the top of its list of needs. This need to aid the animals themselves led to the arrival of a marketing campaign dedicated to the pets themselves, which was first used in Austria with a TV and Youtube campaign aimed directly at attracting dogs to the products; a further campaign was created with posters that would be used alongside odors to attract dogs to the smell of the Beneful dog food brand.

Placing the pets at the center of the creation and marketing of pet foods makes this a major part of producing healthy pet foods. These foods are now part of a $10 billion per year industry that looks to grow in the future as major producers of pet foods seek to enter the market formerly reserved for independent companies.


A Healthy Super Bowl Party Feast


Every year it comes without fail, the Super Bowl, and with that a mound of foods that by any stretch of the imagination cannot be considered remotely healthy. With that being said there are many snacks and foods that can be considered healthy and still enjoyable with just a bit of tweaking in either the preparation or the cooking.

As an example, when preparing foods trim as much of the excess fat off of any meat that you possibly can. Every little bit helps. For those great hot wings, go naked, rather than breaded, and perhaps bake them in a spicy sauce rather than deep frying them in vegetable oil. Experts like Sergio Cortes advise to use a high grade olive oil perhaps something imported to help lighten up the day’s bill of fare.

Instead of the standard chips and nachos, and salsa used baked chips, with a tangy salsa with a fresh a cilantro added in with extra garlic. If cheese is a must then use fresh cheddar rather than bottled nacho cheeses that contain chemicals and high sodium content.

While watching your favorite team score a touchdown instead of soft drinks that are loaded with artificial sweeteners and sodium try fresh fruit juices that have been chilled. Better yet, a nice Sangria with fresh fruits and a light wine is the ticket for any Super Bowl party.

The bottom line is that think before you shop and prepare for your Super Bowl, it will pay off mega dividends in the following days.

Will We Ever See The Amount of Success That George Sorros and Warren Buffet have had?

He has been called the “Granddaddy of Hedge Fund Manager,” George Soros is by far the most successful investor of all time. The only other person that comes to mind with similar type success is Warren Buffett whose Oracle of Omaha fund has had a very impressive returns for many years. In a recent article in MarketWatch the question is asked, will we ever see investors with such powerful track records as like these two men? The premise is that if Mr. Soros and Mr. Buffett were baseball players they would have the equivalent of a .400 batting average. This would put them in a league with Ted Williams one of America’s most beloved baseball players. Ted Williams had a batting average of .400 during his career. The very interesting comparison begins to take shape when we realized that Williams was indeed the very last baseball player to ever have a .400 batters hitting average way back in 1941.And no one has since seen those type of numbers.

In 1996 a book was written by Stephen J. Gould called, Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, it examined why baseball had not produced another .400 hitter since Ted Williams last played in 1941. The author argues that the overall quality of performance in baseball has improved over time and this is why no one will likely ever bat .400 again. If we transpose that argument for baseball to the world of finance we pretty quickly realized that, simply put; Marketwatch investors have changed. With the use of high-tech gadgetry like the iPhone and computer software, the playing field in the finest markets has changed drastically. Mr. Soros predicted earlier this year that the markets may collapse in a big way like in 2008. Mr. Soros sees many of the same signals present today that were present in 2008. While speaking to an economic forum recently in Sri Lanka, George Soros warned investors to be cvery cautious in times like these.

Mr. Soros fled Hungary with his family in 1947 escaping the communist regime there. Somehow George Soros and his family managed to survive during the World War II Nazi occupation of Hungary. In 1952 Mr. Soros obtained his degree from the London School of Economics. He migrated to United States in 1956 where he held the position of analyst and investment manager at the New York firm of F.M. Mayer until 1959. From 1959 to 1960 Mr. Soros worked with Wertheim and Co. and from there he went on to Arnold and S.Bleichoeder until 1973. In 1973 he founded the hedge company name Soros Fund Management. According to George Soros wracked in returns over 30% per year for 30 years and on two occasions posted annual returns of over 100%. By the 1980s Mr. Soros has given up day-to-day management of a Quantum, and has decided to start dedicating much of his free time to becoming of the most substantial philanthropist ever. He donated huge sums of money throughout the world from this Open Society Foundation fund. Mr. Soros has also become very active politically in recent years. He has contributed many ideas and has just completed a plan intended to help out with the Syrian Middle Eastern migration crisis that is currently threatening the European Union.

Heath Sec. Segrio Cortes Tours Areas Most Affected by Flooding

The Dengue Hydration Center in Xerém, Duque de Caxia Brazil has been in full operation since January 15 2016. It was reported in Extra Globo that the center has been equipped with 12 chairs as a hydration station. The Dengue Hydration Health Center at Xerém has a capacity to serve 300 people per day.State Sec.of Heath Sergio Cortes said that massive amounts of accumulated garbage in the city are contributing to the possibility of the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which has been actively transmitting several viruses and diseases in the area. In addition to dengue the insect can transmit the Zika virus and the Chikunguny virus. Secretary Sergio Cortes who is a Medical Doctor and expert tells us that the three diseases have very similar effects on patients with symptoms like, extremely hot fever, body and intense joint aches red spots on the skin and sore muscles and eyes. Dr. Sergio Cortes explains that with Dengue fever often patients will experience excruciating pain behind the eyes. The Zika virus the Chikunguny virus also causes symptoms that are slightly dissimilar. While the Chikunguny virus causes intense joint pain, the Zika virus is known to cause extremely red eyes and itchness in the groin area.

Sec. Sergio Cortes is now touring the affected areas were overflowing waters due to the flooding from the torrential rains where contaminated water has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Recently best experts have begun to establish a link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The link between the Zike virus and Microcephaly has already been established. Microcephal has been linked to over 4000 births effects in the region. The virus is being transmitted to unborn children after the pregnant mothers have been bitten by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The Brazilian government has recently begun to send troops and medical teams to distribute water and 3000 anti-bacterial tablets along with 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite. Dr. Cortes reminds all donors to please remember to also donate by water and he asked local residents to use only bottled water to drink and for food hygiene.

The government of Brazil through the Brazilian Minister of Health as well as the Colombian government’s health branch has asked that women try to refrain from becoming pregnant until further notice. Emergency kits are being passed out and thousands of people are being trained to work with shelters together samples in an effort to increase early identification of these illnesses. Dr. Sergio Cortes also is asking citizens to be on lookout for any standing water that could be a breeding ground for the deadly insects.
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George Soros Predicts Economic Crisis Once Again.

George Soros was born and raised in Hungary until he fled to Britain at the age of seventeen years. He later enrolled to London School of Economics, one of the most reputable universities in the world. After graduating he got an entry job as a banker and worked with a merchant bank- Singer and Friedlander. He also endeared himself in the field of philosophy where he attained a PhD in philosophy from the same university, no wander he is a great philosopher and a mentor to many. His training and experience in financial matters made him becomes a philanthropist billionaire.

His masterly in financial markets has earned him enough reputation and when it comes to predicting future outcomes in matters markets and economic fluctuations he is always right. The billionaire was listed the twenty-seventh richest hedge fund manager in the world by Forbes in the year2014. By then, his net worth was estimated at twenty-three billion dollars. The analyst made a remarkable gamble by taking risk on British pound which earned him a whopping estimated value of two billion dollars in a single day.

George Soros foretold the economic crisis that was experienced in the year 2008. There were major setbacks in economic factors such as mortgage crisis, banks collapsed, government bailout and many more factors. Major economic hub countries were in debts and increased interest rates. This was a big blow to investors who lost value on the capital investments woo unto them if they had lent their years to the economic analyst.

In a recent economic status forum held in Sri-Lanka, George Soros predicted on an economic recession similar to the one of 2008 crisis to happen in the year2016. This is a result of an enormous Debt-GDP ratio mostly in China and mother countries but subsequently felt by the world at large. China is the second most major economic hub and therefore when her economic growth heads south, its affects the economies of other countries in the world.

Soros warned the investors to make viable decisions on matters investment, putting his prophecy in consideration. Day by day, stocks are losing value an indication that all is not well. The overvalued stocks might reduce in value by a larger margin. Lending banks have increased their lending rates making investors shy away from credit reducing investments and money in circulation. When there is less money in circulation there is less disposable income to consumers therefore the commodity markets is slackened. For further information about George Soros Street visit .

Ricardo Guimaraes Role In Banco BMG Bank

The head of Banco BMG bank is a self-made philanthropist who has funded the operational of many projects in Brazil. Sir Ricardo Annes Guimaraes is one of the best-known investors who have led to the economic stability in Brazil. In 2004, Guimaraes managed the situation of inflation that was posing a danger to the financial condition in Brazil. In his reign, the bank has extended investment ventures to a global level.


  1. publishers made a liberation regarding the prediction of President Ricardo Guimaraes on the state of the New Year’s Chinese economy. According to the analysis made by Guimaraes, the Growth Domestic Product of China’s economy is expected to deteriorate in the financial market due to the experienced adjustable problem in the Chinese economy. Mr. Ricardo explained that the GDP is supposed to fall to an estimated seven percent. The Chief Executive Officer of Banco BMG bank stated that the news originally came from the China Securities Journals.
  2. Ricardo Guimaraes also implied that the commission had forecasted a fall in the consumer price index with a percentage of one and a half. Chinese stakeholders experienced a lower accumulated growth of seven percent in the last four months of 2015. Guimaraes implied that was the lowest percentage growth since the recession of the financial crisis in China. Jinping, who is the current president of China, stated that the evidenced percentage growth in quarters will help China experience an economic growth and meet its vision in the next five years.


Banco BMG bank has also become a key figure in the investments of the sports industry. Mr. Ricardo Guimaraes has depicted that Banco Group will continue investing in the sports industry to develop the talents of Brazilian athletes. In a publication made by news, Ricardo reported that BMG was willing to instill confidentiality to the athletes and fund the players with allowances for maximum performance in the field. Guimaraes added that more than dozen of the teams in the championship league had something very close.


Ricardo Guimaraes has established a sponsorship deal with most of the Serie A teams. He added that he was tabling another deal to the teams that will emerge as the champion. BMG bank is recognized as the top ranked bank offering payroll loans to clients all over Brazil. The formation of the business venture between Banco BMG and Itau bank has also been widely involving itself in football and other sports. Ricardo Guimaraes acted as the chairperson of Atletico Mineiro club that has also been in the championship run. He served as the chair of this organization for five years. BMG also sponsors other clubs such as Flamengo club and Coritiba football club.

A healthy diet for a healthy pet If

If pets really are a part of the family, why don’t we feed them like part of the family? Premium pet food companies like Beneful understand that you love your four legged companion and you want what’s best for them. In a Daily Herald report, companies such as Freshpet and Purina have been producing nutrition rich foods for the health and happiness of your animal.

With claims like these on, you want to know that you can trust them to eat their words if they are full of bologna… and they do one better. On tours around the Freshpet factory, the CEO of the company will cut open one of the packets and taste the product to prove how good it is. Dog food specialists, Beneful from Purina, have developed dry and wet mixed food combinations for each stage of your dog’s life from puppy to senior, calorie control to energy boost. Beneful’s blends of wholegrain, vegetables, and the most doggy delectable meat promote health and long active lives for you to share with your furry friend.

In a business sense, this philosophy has paid off. Specialized dog food sales over ten billion dollars since 2009 has companies eager to land the next innovation such as, Purina acquiring a certified organic pet food company last summer. Even focusing on compliance with AAFCO, a higher standards regulator to prove to owners that the overall health of your pet is the main reason why they go the extra mile.

I admit that I watch the Purina dog show each year on Thanksgiving and admire the variety and pure bred beauty of the dogs in the competition. Beneful offers a range of wet, dry, and treats for very specific dogs and `purposes, at the same time distancing themselves from the generic “anything will do” food companies. You can be sure that the owners with competing dogs on the show do not feed their pets with dog foods with overly processed by-products and filler. Specialized food blends on with nutrition at the center of product, proves they want what’s best for your best friend.

You can read the report from the Daily Herald here:

The Food Makes The Dog

What kind of dog do you have? My dog is a large breed dog, and he eats a lot of food to stay that big. I need to feed him the best food on the market. I want his coat to remain shiny and his teeth to keep healthy. That is why I only buy the best dog foods that I can find. I always buy what people would call premium dog food, and I know it’s worth every penny. Only careless pet owners will purchase the cheap, junky chunk dog food for their pets. I found compelling evidence in a report from the Daily Herald that justifies some of my conclusions on this topic. I’ll share the link to the article later, but in the mean time you should consider that you are already a responsible pet owner by doing your research on what foods are good for your pet. I only buy Beneful dog food for my puppy. It is made by Purina, and it comes in a varieties of types and flavors. They have eight kinds of dry dog food. My puppy likes Beneful Dry Dog Food Health Weight. It comes in healthy ingredients, with real chicken in the ingredients list. I know I’m doing the right thing for my dog, so I have never questioned buying premium dog foods. This high quality dog food from Beneful also comes in a wet food form. I think my dog likes the wet food a lot because she gets jumpy when I pick up the carton from the refrigerator. The Daily Herald claims that the premium companies buy natural, real and premium ingredients for their foods, so I know I’m doing something right for my puppy by purchasing this high quality, premium dog food. That is my responsibility, to provide a nutritious diet for my puppy, and I do this by picking up some Beneful. If you would like to read more information on this interesting topic, then you should visit the Daily Herald to see their full report by going here.

Image Recognition Software Is Expanding

Recently, MIT Technology Review did an article on image recognition and its power in the sale and marketing world. Companies like Pinterest and others are looking to ways to search and market to customers without written text. For instance, if a woman is walking down the street and she sees another woman with a coat that she must have. She can take a picture of this coat and submit it to an app. The app will then find the coat, or the closest match possible, and it will present her with a host of options. So what kind of futuristic tool can do all this?

The application is called Slyce. It’s similar to the program that Amazon tried to launch but faltered greatly. Slyce is not just another shopping site, it’s actually a site for those who love to shop online, but simply don’t have the time to browse hundreds of websites to find the best deal. It can work so many ways to make a consumers life easier. Perhaps a man goes in to get his wife a pair of shoes. He finds the shoe she cannot live without at a local store, but then the is taken back to find out that it is not available in her size. Being sold out of an item is a big let down. So what is the next best thing for him to do, use the Slyce application to find where he can get these shoes in her size.

With the click of a button, that man can find the exact shoe he wants and place an order. Sure, it will work with texted orders too, but this particular app specialized in recognizing something based on the image recognition. The great thing is that Slyce has hooked up with other big companies to provide the best selection. First, they only deal with companies that are Fortune 500 and mega dealers in the industry. Second, they know that people who would use such a site are serious shoppers. They don’t deal with bargain basement sales stuff. They are helping those who are looking for quality.

Slyce is continuing to implement new and exciting things into their lines. They plan to expand and are in talks with several other companies to add their inventory to the list. This means that consumers will have even more available to them. There are big things expected from this company, as they were the first who was able to make the image recognition software get off the ground.

Join Hands With Jon Urbana to Help His Favorite Causes

Jon Urbana is taking part in raising funds for animal rescue and the adoption services in the Denver, Colorado area. The fundraiser is primarily aimed at the shelter called ARAS. It’s a shelter for cats that does not allow them to be killed. This allows a safe and warm place for the animals in hopes of adoption and saving them from being harmed. He is an adamant advocate against animal cruelty and is hoping to raise enough funds to be passed on the ARAS. For more information and to donate, please visit:

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Urbana is also being recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for completed and exceeding the high education standards required by a pilot. He is also licensed and has pristine medical standards that are established by the FAA as well. The FAA is a highly sought after administration for the pilots, and recognition does not go unannounced for Jon Urbana, as he has gone above and beyond. You can read more on this article here.

Amongst Jon’s other activities and ventures, he started the Next Level Lacrosse in 2011. He created the lacrosse camp to help others learn and gain their skills for the sport. By starting with the younger generation, he can use Twitter as his sounding board to build the necessary skills it takes to become successful in the lacrosse sport. As you can see he has many accomplishments and has worked very hard throughout his career to fulfill his dreams.
Jon’s business ventures include the support of a company called Earth Force Inc. The firm is based in Colorado and is a non-profit organization aimed at purifying the environment. The campaign, called Jon Urbana Supports Earth Force Inc, is primarily targeted at raised funds to support a healthier environment. He has included the youth in some of his plans at Earth Force Inc. in hopes to direct the younger generation to caring for the environment and taking note of their actions resulting in a healthier place to live. By starting with the youth, his hopes of preserving a cleaner type of earth are much more promising. Please visit the following website to learn more about his business ventures:

Urbana is also an award-winning photographer and video maker, known for producing works such as the photo posted below.

Earth Temple – credit: Jon Urbana

Jon’s music has been featured on MTV and his work recognized on plenty of sites including and Yahoo! Answers.

To get in touch with Urbana, visit his website: