Posted by omeditors | Posted in Dr. Oz, In the news, Sony, Sony Hack | Posted on 23-04-2015
Millions of people turn to Dr. Mehmet Oz for the latest and best advice in health and wellness, but the famous doctor has been making headline news recently for questionable ethics and his colleagues at Columbia University even appealed to the board of education to revoke his position at the prestigious institution.
Now, after Columbia University released a statement about their decision to keep Dr. Oz as a staff member, new information has been leaked from emails he and his staff exchanged with Sony.
The email leaks from Sony give an insiders glimpse as to what motivates the show and Dr. Oz himself, and it doesn’t appear to have much to do with beneficial medical advice, and everything to do with image and earnings.
In one email Oz writes, “We should leverage the Sony-driven success of our TV show into other arenas where Sony thrives, like health hardware.”
Oz comes across as more of a business man than a doctor in the leaked emails according to Flavio Maluf, never mentioning any health benefits or risks associated with the products he is planning to advocate for, the bottom line for him seems to be money, not wellness.
These are concerning allegations considering how many people faithfully watch his show, and trust the advice he gives on an almost daily basis. As time goes on, we will see what Oz’s true motivations really are, and he will have to answer to the court of public opinion once all facts are released.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in Ranch Owners | Posted on 20-04-2015
In the 19th century, tule elk were once on the verge of extinction in their native California along the coastlines where the species used to roam in large numbers. The National Park Service then went to great lengths to bring them back.
Yet, last week, the NPS confirmed that their most recent census from 2012 to 2014 has revealed the deaths of approximately 250 elk that reside in the Point Reyes National Seashore fenced-in preserve. They believe these deaths are related to recent drought conditions in the state given that NPS employees found that many water sources the elk previously used have dried up.
Ranch owners are primarily to blame for this situation. The elk that died could have had access to water if they weren’t cut off by fencing. The reason the preserve exists is because dairy farmers insist that the free-roaming elk compete too much with their cattle for food and water and they kill free-roaming elk on the peninsula whenever the opportunity presents itself from Facebook.com.
The National Park Service does allow commercial cattle owners to lease land on the peninsula with prioritized commercial grazing permits. As a result, cattle owners feel they are justified in reducing the herds that are not entirely fenced in and, in fact, are demanding that the NPS fence in all of the tule elk that consists of only approximately 300 to 500 animals at any given time.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in Bullriders | Posted on 02-03-2015
Many people suffer from debilitating back pain, especially athletes. Some are unable to live full, productive lives due to the pain they suffer from. Some are even unable to continue with the sports they love due to back injury. Back surgery may fix some of these issues however back surgery is also invasive and can cause more problems with the patient. Even procedures that are considered to be minimally invasive can leave the patient with damaged tissue, have healthy tissue removed, or even leave the patient in worse condition. Now, thanks to a procedure done by North American Spine, patients may be able to receive the surgery they need without the high risk.
North American Spine is a Dallas-based company that specializes in a procedure called AccuraScope. The procedure is minimally invasive, has minimal risk to the patient, minimal scarring, and quick patient recovery times. AccuraScope works to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, arthritis, scar tissue, sciatica, annular tears, and more. North American Spine has performed the procedure successfully on over 8,000 patients. AccuraScope has a success rate of 82% and can be done in as little as 45 minutes for an outpatient procedure.
The treatment that North American Spine provides through the AccuraScope is innovative. Many patients who have been through the procedure are seeing positive changes in their lifestyles. One patient, James Phillips, had always dreamed of riding a bull. However, James also has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. A representative from the clinic offered their help to James at no cost. He underwent the treatment with North American Spine and is now able to look forward to pursuing his bull riding dream in his future.
The procedure can provide long-term relief to patients which can allow them to get back to their lives. For some patients, such as athletes, that could even allow them to continue with their careers or be able to pursue their passions.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in Culture, Dogs, In the news | Posted on 18-02-2015
The Westminster Dog Show had its annual contest this passed Tuesday, and for the second time in history the event was won by a beagle. The name of the winning dog is Miss P, although her actual name on her papers is “Tashtins Lookin For Trouble.”
According to an article found on Buzzfeed News, it was a total shock to the audience that Judge David Merriam picked the beagle to win the event. Miss P is from British Columbia and was sponsored by her kennel club in her hometown, and it has been since 2008 that a beagle has won the hound group. In addition to Miss P, some of her running mates included a Shih Tzu which is co-owned by the famous kidnapping victim Patty Hearst, a Portuguese water dog, an Old English sheep dog, a Skye terrier and a poodle. The prize for the award winning beagle did not include cash however, the owners were granted a spot in the glamourous dog circle along with certain breeding rights.
As Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG knows, dog shows have been around for decades and are fun events for people who love to showcase their animals and take a new form of competition. It has been said that Miss P will now go home victorious and prepare for a life of retirement from dog shows. After all, she has managed to win one of the most prestigious events in the world it might be time for a little rest.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in Culture, Fine Wine, Wine | Posted on 12-02-2015
The Antique Wine Company is a great merchant when you are in search of lovely wines to drink. They have a catalog of great wines that they have found for their customers, and you will be able to shop from the catalog with relative ease. However, you can ask the Antique Wine Company to go the extra mile when you are looking for a wine that you were told was one you absolutely must have.
The New Wines
The new wines out there are going to be the wines that you will find because someone says they just tried them. These wines are still in production in many cases, and it is possible that you can get many bottles before they are sold out or too expensive. Over time, these wines are going to rise in price. You will have a collection that has more value, and that value will grow over time so that you have some equity in your wine.
The old wines that you are looking for will be much more expensive, and they will be harder to find. You must remember that it is hard to get just one bottle of these wines, but your buyer at the Antique Wine Company will find you a bottle that you can keep in your house for special occasions. They get you bottles that are in good condition, and they often verify how these wines were cared for before they were sold to you.
When you are searching for wines through the Antique Wine Company, you will be able to get new wines and old wines for your collection. You will be able to learn more about the wines you are looking for, and you will be able to gain equity in the collection that you keep in your cellar.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in Culture, Fine Wine, Travel, Wine | Posted on 06-02-2015
Since being founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company has grown into one of the most respected and important fine wines sellers in the World. The company is thought to have more than 10,000 bottles of the finest vintages of wine still in existence in its cellars at any time and regularly sees records broken for its range of fine wines. The addition of a number of new executives towards the end of 2014 was designed to allow more and more sales and services from The Antique Wine Company to be undertaken in new markets, such as Asia.
In October 2014, John-Philippe Guillot was added to the team at The Antique Wine Company in a bid to increase the number of sales and clients the company works with in the emerging Asian market for fine wine collections. Guillot has over ten years of experience in the Asian fine wine market and was added to The Antique Wine Company team in a bid to attract more and more clients from this market in the near future. The market for fine wines in Asia is growing as the economy on the continent continues to grow and lead the World in the rise of many nations on the continent.
The inclusion of the Asian market as an expanding area for The Antique Wine Company has been completed in a bid to add to the more than 20,000 clients the company has in over 70 countries around the World. The Antique Wine Company has grown at an extraordinary rate over recent years as the company has seen its impressive cellar planning service become a major feature of its growth, with Viscount David Linley, cabinet maker to the British Royal Family designing a series of cellar cabinets for clients of the company. The company also remains high on the radar of news agencies and potential clients by being involved in a number of record breaking deals to both buy and sell the finest wines that come onto the market.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in In the news, organic farming | Posted on 12-12-2014
Organic farming has been ridiculed in recent years amid claims it does not produce the same yield as chemically-treated crops. The most recent study at the University of California, Berkeley has shown no significant difference in the yield achieved with some crops. This latest information serves to challenge the traditional bias that agricultural production without modern chemical intervention is insufficient for global satiety. Current methods of industrial farming have seen a decline in the production gap provided by chemical interference. Organic farming does not use any artificial materials for the fertilizing of soils and subsequently has far less of an impact on the ecosystem.
This study provides insight into our necessary practices at a time when much of the scientific community is alarmed by the devastation caused within many pollinating insect communities. I was reading about the study the other day when I was reading about Kenneth Griffin. The chemical biocides are causing an imbalance within the environment that is disrupting more than the intended pests. Couple this with the fact that the world already produces an amount of food vastly greater than it needs and a dangerously naïve system becomes apparent. Professor Kremen, who led the study, emphasized the importance of preserving the environment so that it may sustain the population for generations yet to come. She also made the assertion that access to food is the way world hunger will finally be conquered and not through the refinement of methods that lead to greater production yields through manipulation.
Posted by omeditors | Posted in In the news | Posted on 21-10-2014
35 horses were rescued last week, by the Horse Plus Humane Society. They were saved from the slaughterhouse, where the horses were set to become any number of inhumane products. The horses were up for auction at a local auction, where the society managed to buy up 35 of them.
Below is a video of the horses in their new habitat, where they can live out the rest of their lives free, and in their natural environment. Instead of being brutally slaughtered for literally no reason. A massive victory for horse lovers everywhere like me and Marnie Bennett.