Goettl’s guidelines to shielding pets from excessive heat

Here are Goettl’s tips to keep your pets safe:

• Cleanliness
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cleaning your pet regularly enhances better circulation.
• Build a water pool
Just like human beings, pets sweat during the summer. As such, ensure that it has access to cool, fresh water and a place to shelter during the summer. Importantly, keep an eye to ensuring that your pet does not dehydrate during outdoor activities.
• Buy a splish-splash
Splish-splash is a pool that allows pets to keep fresh while playing with it. A splish-splash can be your pet’s new favorite toy.
• Ensure your pet’s paw stays away from hot surfaces
During the summer asphalt, cement, and truck surfaces can become scorching. Always ensure that your pet’s paw do not contact hot surfaces to avoid burns. Therefore, if you realize that there is extreme heat during the day, consider having outdoor activities early in the morning or late evening.
• Apply safe sunscreen
Short, light colored pets are often susceptible to sunburn. Therefore, apply safe sunscreen to your pet before outdoor activities.
• Keep your pet away from harmful chemicals
Often, summer heat causes overheating cars to emit harmful chemicals that can harm your pet. If so, ensure that your pet stays away from the car to avoid health problems. Additionally, pesticides and some fertilizers may imperil your pet’s health when they spill onto the ground. Therefore, keep all harmful substances out of your pet’s reach.

About Goettl Air Conditioning

Founded by Gust and Adam Goettl, Goettl Air Conditioning is a Phoenix based air conditioning and heating company. Goettl has built a reputation as excellent in air heating and cooling services since its establishment in 1939. Over the years, it has transitioned through multiple stages of business and technological changes. Its service center is located in the greater Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan area. When looking for outstanding air heating and conditioning services around the great Phoenix area, contact Goettl Air Conditioning today and experience it yourself. Goettl Air Conditioning is famous for a highly experienced management team and technicians that provide tailored services to fit specific customer needs. They are experts in commercial and residential HV/AC services and installation applications.

Goettl Air Conditioning takes pride in the ability of its technicians and staff to exceed customers’ expectations. At Goettl, customers have access to an excellent 24/7 response and unconditional satisfaction guarantee in all its services. Whenever you want to buy a new AC or to repair the existing one, Goettl Air Conditioning is always ready to undertake your project.

Seattle Genetics Increases Public Stock Offering Spurring New Growth

A Seattle metro area based biotechnology company called Seattle Genetics has increased the amount of stock it is offering for sale to the public. Initially, Seattle Genetics held a public offering in the amount of $480 million dollars in stock. Now the company has exercised its over allotment option, allowing it to raise even more capital. The over allotment option expands the company’s initial public offering to over half a million dollars at $552 million total.

Clay Siegall of Seattle Genetics said the reason why the company expanded its initial public stock offering was because of the massive interest from investors. The CEO and co-founder of the biotech company said that much of the capital would go to research and development of new drugs currently in the company’s pipeline. Capital would also go to finding alternative uses for its patented drug called Adcetris.

Mr. Siegall also added that some capital would go towards expanding the company. What he means is that the firm is expected to grow. Dr. Siegall projects that Seattle Genetics will hire close to 100 people per year in the next few years. The amount of employees should reach about 1,300 in five years, he projects. The company is also in the hunt for additional research and lab space. As the company grows, Clay Siegall says more infrastructure and space will be required to keep up with growth.

Clay Siegall co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 and is now the chief executive officer of the firm. He also serves on the board of directors at three other biotechnology firms. These are Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, and Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. He has studied zoology at the University of Maryland and later genetics at the The George Washington University.

In 2012, Clay Siegall received the Ernest & Young Award for the Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the year award for his work with Bothell, based Seattle Genetics. Dr. Siegall has also worked at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute for seven years. Additionally, he has held a post at the National Cancer Insitute which is part of the National Institute of Health for three years.

Wisconsin National Guard Activated By Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin National Guard, activated by Governor Scott Walker, is assisting the Milwaukee Police handle outbreaks of civil unrest over the weekend. The unrest in the Sherman Park section of Milwaukee is in response to a shooting incident involving an armed assailant and a Milwaukee police officer. After meeting with Milwaukee Mayor Thomas Barett, Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. asked the Governor for the National Guard deployment.

Calmness prevailed over the troubled neighborhood Sunday morning, after an evening or arson on businesses, automobiles, and sporadic gunfire. As dawn broke Sunday morning, residents and onlookers roamed around and drove by the intersection of North Sherman Boulevard and West Burleigh Street.

Adding to the crowd of the curious, volunteers arrived to clean up litter and building debris from the civil unrest. Many crossed into cordoned off areas by the police and were then escorted quickly out of the fire damaged service station. They resumed collecting trash throughout the surrounding blocks.

Mark Hale, stopped his vehicle and started picking up trash on his way home from work. He commented, “Instead of being part of the problem, I wanted to be part of the solution, I figured if I started picking up trash, other people might do the same.” A lifelong city resident blames the arson on jobless outsiders. An ardent support of the Milwaukee police department, Hale has four children, three of which are in law enforcement.

Edward Flynn, Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department, identified the armed assailant as Sylville K. Smith, age 23, at a Sunday press conference. The shooting, recorded by an officer’s body camera, shows a gun in Smith’s hand, pointed at the officer.

Laidlaw & Company Is Implicated In a Defamation Case by Relmada Therapeutics

Relmada Therapeutics has recently filed a lawsuit against Laidlaw & Company. Relmada is a pharmaceutical firm that focuses in production of novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain. The new motion aims at piling more charges against Laidlaw as a result of breach of duty owed to the clinical firm. Furthermore, Relmada seeks financial damages arising from costs incurred responding to defamatory statements.

The Nevada court issued an injunction against Laidlaw’s directors, James Ahern and Matthew Eitner from disseminating misleading information. The plaintiff is of the opinion that Laidlaw must reimburse the company for damages suffered. Furthermore, Laidlaw should restrain from damaging the reputation of the firm in future.

Business Relationship between Laidlaw and Relmada

Laidlaw has served as the firm’s main investment banker since 2011. Furthermore, the company also served as a financial consultant in Relmada’s merger with Camp Nine, Inc. This partnership led to the inception of Relmada as a public company. As the relationship progressed, the two enterprises discussed the possibilities of attracting new sponsors. However, poor interactions with investors and a botched road show performance led to the termination of further business talks.

The current standoff between the two firms can be traced back to a disagreement on the election of Relmada Board directors. Misleading information from Laidlaw has significantly affected the company’s reputation in all aspects. It is high time they are penalized for their wrongdoing.

Laidlaw is plagued by a long list of aggrieved customers from various Counties. For instance, the company received more than 60 customer complaints for damages between 2007 and 2009. In addition, the firm failed to implement procedures and policies pertaining to rules about anti-money laundering.

About Laidlaw & Company

Laidlaw & Company is a brokerage and investment firm that offers venture advice to influential personalities and corporations. Headquartered in New York, the firm operates locally and in the U.K. Future plans are in place to open subsidiaries in other countries. Laidlaw focuses in divestitures, financial restructuring, acquisition financing and public offerings.

I strongly believe that Laidlaw should hold unscrupulous employees accountable for crimes committed. It is advisable to employ individuals of good character in an effort to promote integrity within the workplace.

Man Feeds Baton Rouge Flood Victims

Those who live in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana have been overwhelmed with flooding recently. Several have lost their lives and thousands have been displaced and may have permanently lost their homes. One man, Christian Dornhorst, was not affected by the flooding but decided to spend his day giving back to those who were, according to the article posted on the Washington Post Online.

Dornhorst said that he got to work on Monday morning and felt in his heart that he needed to do something to help the flood victims. His boss let him take the day off to do so. He, along with his wife and daughter, went to their local Sam’s and purchased more than $850 worth of brisket. In fact, they bought all the brisket the store had available with their own funds. Then they got to work. By noon they had all the brisket in their smoker, but were still unsure where they could set up. A local business sent them in the direction of the Celtic Media Centre, a film studio where “True Blood”, “The Fantastic Four”, and other hits had been filmed. The studio was turned into a makeshift shelter for those displaced by the flood.

Dornhorst and his family served food to those at the shelter until every bit of what they brought was gone. The 108lbs of brisket that the family smoked was gone in just 20 minutes. Organizers for the shelter asked Dornhorst if he would be able to return the next day to help with relief efforts. He put in a request with his boss, and even asked if his company might sponsor the next round of brisket.

The Legacy of Stephen Murray Continues to Flourish Even After His Death

Steve Murray was a principled executive, an investing genius, and a terrific dealmaker. He was one of the pioneers who oversaw the spun out of CCMP Capital from JP Morgan Partners. After serving as a junior employee and President of CCMP since 1989, Murray left his position in 2015 a month before his death. The company referred to his high profile exit as “health-related” reasons.

Stephen Murray’s impact in the society

The demise of Stephen Murray continues to shake many people, especially those who knew the roles he had played in redefining the corporate sector on fortune.com and making the world a better place. However, even after his death, his contributions to the business and philanthropy worlds are still noticeable. He was an active supporter and donor of Metro New York-based Make-A-Wish Foundation. His main intention was to ensure economically disadvantaged children could access quality education and become better persons in the society on Patch. Other beneficiaries of his philanthropic support include the Stamford Museum, Columbia Business School, and the Fairfield County-located Food Bank.

Academic accomplishments

Steve Murray treasured education a lot and believed it had played a significant role in his success in both philanthropy and business arena. He leveraged his economic knowledge acquired from pursuing a degree in economics at the prominent Boston College to help his firm invest wisely and manage its finances. Murray was an alumnus of the Columbia Business School where he received a degree in the field of business administration.

Career breakthrough

Steve Murray started his business career by enrolling in the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation Training Program as a beginner in credit analysis. Later on, he became part of MH Equity Corporation that joined the private equity group of Manufacturers Hanover with its commercial unit. In 1991, Chemical Bank bought Manufacturers Hanover while MH Equity combined with Chemical Venture Partners. In 1996, Chase Manhattan Corporation combined with Chemical Bank while Chemical Venture Partners changed its name to Chase Capital Partners. In 2005, Stephen Murray ascended to the helm of JP Morgan Partners’ buyout business. In 2006, he led the separation CCMP Capital comprised of growth equity and buyout group from JP Morgan Chase. Murray became the CEO and President of CCMP in 2007.

Although CCMP Capital remorse his passing, the firm is equally happy with Steve Murray’s contributions, especially the development of an excellent portfolio. Under his leadership, the company created a broad base of loyal clients. The company can now handle complex transactions and oversee major buyouts thanks to the leadership and deal-making skills that Murray passed down to his employees.

Chicago Teachers Pension Overpays Some Retirees

The State of Illinois and City of Chicago are both well known to have some level of financial distress. According to a recent news article (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-teacher-pension-payment-error-met-20160815-story.html), part of this issue could be due to mismanagement of funds in the various pension programs that the city and state sponsor.

The Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, which is one of the largest pension programs in the country, has reportedly been overpaying teachers out of the pension program. In recent years, the managers of the fund have reportedly overpaid retired teachers a total of $2.8 million. The overpayment was related to the misinterpretation by fund managers of laws that were enacted in 2012 that changed the way that the vesting dates of some former teachers were calculated.

In total, the school system and pension program believe that about 250 different retired teachers received benefits that they were not supposed to receive. The teachers that received the excess pension proceeds earn between $50,000 and $217,000 from pension income and the average teacher received about $12,000 in excess over the two year period.

At this point it is not yet determined how or when the pension program will be able to recoup the money that they lost. It is assumed that the teachers that received the pension income will be paying the money back over a certain period of time through either a lump sum payment or by received reduced benefits for several years. The issues that resulted in the overpayment have reportedly been fixed and cleared up by all parties involved and the city is also considering putting forth a more detailed plan of how to recoup overpayments should a situation such as this arise again.

Albuquerque Employs Homeless Populations

From the front page of the Impact section of Huffington Post, an author profiles and informs viewers about how Albuquerque, New Mexico is employing homeless populations in a unique, uplifting way. The article is titled “This City Has Given Over 900 Jobs To Homeless Panhandlers,” and here’s the link to that original article. According to accounts in the article, many of the homeless people who have been employed in the New Mexico city are grateful to have their new job, and they’re trying to give it their best shot in order to remain employed. The remainder of this article will summarize their accounts and the Huffington Post’s take on this change.

Jobs For Homeless In New Mexico

It sounds like a great idea to give people asking for money a chance to make an honest living, and many of the homeless people who were given these opportunities were happy to jump at the chance to be a valued part of their community. It appears that they had lived their lives for so long in a state of ruin that they were unsure if they could ever actually be employed again. Luckily, town folk and politicians in Albuquerque were able to find a solution, and hopefully other states and other politicians will find inspiration to do the same thing for the homeless populations in their cities.

The following video discusses this new trend going on in New Mexico:
That video can also be found here.

The Mayor in Albuquerque thought of the program and calls it “There’s A Better Way.” It’s a simple concept, but it has surely done amazing things for the town.

Black Sabbath “Lost” Items To Go Under the Hammer September 30th, 2016


If you are a Black Sabbath fan you have a unique opportunity to purchase memorabilia that is going up for auction on September 30th. The memorabilia dates from 1968-1972 and was rescued from a building that was being demolished in London’s Docklands. The auction is being held by Sheffield Auction Gallery in Sheffield, UK. According to an article published in Rolling Stone Your text to link… the items include photos, telegrams, postcards signed by Ozzy as “John” to his mom and dad, drawings, handwritten song lyrics, and studio logs.

For those die-hard Black Sabbath fans, this is a great opportunity to own a piece of music history. Black Sabbath, with frontman Ozzy Osbourne, was instrumental in evolving the sound of heavy metal. With the current split between Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, as reported by US Weekly on May 16th Your text to link…, Black Sabbath has been in the news more than ever.

Black Sabbath formed in 1968 in Birmingham, UK. The members besides frontman OZZY included Guitarist Toni Iommi, Bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. When they originally started out they were playing blues rock, however, their format changed to occult sounds and lyrics, that also included social and political undertones.

In 1979, due to alcohol and drug abuse Ozzy was dismissed from Black Sabbath and Ronnie James Dio, lead vocalist from Rainbow, took over. Black Sabbath underwent many changes in the group, but eventually the original line-up got back together in 1997 and released a live album called “Reunion”. In 2013 the album “13” was released. For more information about the Black Sabbath Auction go to Your text to link….

What to Look for in Assisted Living Facilities


There are many different things that people should look for when they are looking for an assisted living facility. These things include plenty of activities for seniors, availability of services and reputation for people who are going to be living in these facilities throughout their golden years and beyond that time.

The Manse on Marsh is an assisted living facility that provides many different activities for the seniors who live there. Whether it is daily outings to different places, planned games in the common room or even special events like yoga for the seniors, the Manse has made sure that they provide all of their residents with all of the best options for their assisted living lifestyle. They want to make sure that their residents are able to have a fun and fulfilling life when they are at the facility and that they are able to provide them with the most opportunities.

Each assisted living facility should have, at minimum, nursing and medical personnel on staff on a regular basis. At the Manse on Marsh, the staff is not only there and available for the seniors but they are also dedicated to making sure that all of their residents are happy and healthy while they are at the facility. This is something that many people do not take into account when looking at facilities but it is important for families to look at the way that the Manse helps their residents to live the healthiest life possible no matter what is going on around them.

Reputation is a huge factor for assisted living facilities and the Manse on Marsh knows that all too well. They strive to be one of the best assisted living facilities in the area because they know that a good reputation will lead to happier clients and happier residents. The Manse wants to make sure that they are in good standing, and are getting great reviews, in the world of assisted living because they want to be able to help out as many people as they are able with the services that they offer through their assisted living facility and senior environment.

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