Dog Do Right Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:21:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dog Do Right 32 32 LCNB Corp. (NASDAQ:LCNB) raises dividend to $0.21 per share Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:21:51 +0000

LCNB Corp. (NASDAQ: LCNBGet a rating) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 21, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1 will receive a dividend of 0.21 per share from the bank on Thursday, December 15. This represents a dividend of $0.84 on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 30. This is a boost from LCNB’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

LCNB has increased its dividend payout by an average of 5.8% per year over the past three years and has increased its dividend annually for the past 4 consecutive years. LCNB has a dividend payout ratio of 44.0%, indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.

LCNB stock up 1.8%

LCNB opened at $17.92 on Wednesday. LCNB has a fifty-two week low of $14.73 and a fifty-two week high of $20.69. The company has a market capitalization of $201.96 million, a P/E ratio of 9.90 and a beta of 0.71. The company’s 50-day moving average is $16.69 and its 200-day moving average is $15.97. The company has a debt ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.84.

Analysts set new price targets

Separately, upgraded LCNB from a “buy” rating to a “strong buy” rating in a Sunday, November 13 research note.

Institutional investors weigh on LCNB

Several large investors have recently changed their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in LCNB by 2.0% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 549,216 shares of the bank worth $9,644,000 after buying an additional 10,925 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings of LCNB shares by 4.7% in Q1. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 402,739 shares of the bank worth $7,072,000 after purchasing an additional 18,243 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in LCNB by 6.7% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 169,116 shares of the bank valued at $2,970,000 after purchasing an additional 10,600 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in LCNB by 9.6% in the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 167,675 shares of the bank worth $2,507,000 after purchasing an additional 14,643 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in LCNB shares by 2.0% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 67,698 shares of the bank valued at $1,189,000 after purchasing 1,318 additional shares during the period. 37.39% of the shares are held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About LCNB

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LCNB Corp. is the financial holding company of LCNB National Bank which provides banking services in Ohio. Its deposit products include checking accounts, demand deposits, savings accounts, NOW and money market deposits, and certificates of deposit. The Company’s lending products include commercial and industrial real estate, commercial and residential, agricultural, construction and small business administration loans; and residential mortgage loans which consist of loans for the purchase or refinancing of personal residences, home equity lines of credit and loans for commercial or consumer purposes secured by residential mortgages.

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From players “trembling like dogs” after training to superstitions behind the white jersey, Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard adds to his legend Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:49:59 +0000 Herve Renard spent most of his early years coaching lower-tier teams. He started out in 1999 at little-known French club SC Draguignan. After helping them to three consecutive promotions, he took charge of Cambridge United, who at the time were playing in the third division of English football. From there his journeyman career took him to Vietnam to train Nam Dinh. After a few months in Southeast Asia, he returned to France, where he joined fifth division club AS Cherbourg.

No matter where he was or what level he coached, Renard’s teams developed a distinctive style: for the Frenchman, possession-based football was paramount; When his players weren’t in possession, they were expected to use high pressure to win the ball back. To play with such intensity, he placed a lot of emphasis on improving his fitness, and wherever he went there was a shift in off-field culture, whether it was in terms of food and nutrition or post-field recovery To play.

While Saudi Arabia’s strategy of using a high defensive line and heavy pressing against Argentina was called “bold” by pundits, for Renard it was the most fundamental approach. The 54-year-old did what he had always done and would not turn his back on his style even if he risked a humiliating defeat in his team’s World Cup opener.

For a few minutes it looked like Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead before they were denied two goals and caught seven offsides in the first half alone. Some might have thought it was a lucky reprieve, but from Renard’s perspective it meant his offside trap worked perfectly.

The high-risk, high-reward strategy finally paid off as Saudi Arabia – who had only three wins in World Cup history prior to Tuesday – recorded a staggering 2-1 win over tournament favorites Argentina in Pool C lay down.

Make players “shake like a dog”

Saudi Arabia showed remarkable tenacity and fitness to first neutralize Argentina’s threats and then launch counterattacks against them. What came as a surprise to the world was routine for a typical Renard team. In an interview with The Guardian, former Cambridge player John Ruddy recalled how Renard made players “shake like dogs” after practice.

“One of the greatest memories I have of Hervé is the work rate, which he not only demanded of us but also showed in the gym. The pre-season under him was and is the hardest I’ve ever done,” said Ruddy. “Hervé would have us do planks for two minutes at the gym, and I remember shaking like a dog. All he did was laugh and call out, ‘Come on, John!’ He also used to do crunches for five-minute sets and was in exceptional shape himself. It looks like he still is.”

He did the same with the Saudis, turning them into one of Asia’s most improved teams since losing 5-0 to Russia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup four years ago.

Tuesday’s victory was another stroke of luck for the unpopular coach, who has a history of turning underdogs into winners, particularly national teams. Renard has not always been successful at club level – his earlier stints have produced mixed results, while later in his career Renard’s Sochaux was relegated from France’s top flight in 2014 and was sacked by Lille after 13 games the following year.

But with national teams it was a different story. He is the only coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations with two countries – in 2012 with Zambia and three years later with Ivory Coast. In 2016, Renard became Africa’s highest-paid manager when he took charge of Morocco, which he guided to their first World Cup appearance since 1998 in 2018.

Renard’s Morocco opened the season with a surprising 2-2 draw against Spain. That result pales in comparison to Tuesday’s overwhelming victory.

Not just the green jerseys that have struggled down the middle, Renard’s white jersey is likely to become one of the most recognizable in world football. The white shirt unbuttoned at the top is something of a superstition for Renard.

He told Espire how and why he started wearing the jersey during games. “We (Zambia) played Cameroon in the second game of the Africa Cup of Nations (2010),” Renard recalled to Esquire. “I wore a light blue shirt but we lost 2-3 so I wore a white shirt in the following game. We won and finished first in the group, ahead of Cameroon.”

The white shirt has been the Frenchman’s favorite ever since.

“Of course I’ve lost a few games since then,” laughs the Frenchman. “Maybe I even lost a lot. But I also won a lot. I like this style but I would say the weather has to be nice. When I was training in England, the white shirt wasn’t possible in December. Or maybe that was the reason why I didn’t succeed in England!”

Races, Groups, Where to see Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:09:58 +0000

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The 2022 National Dog Show will air this Thanksgiving as it does every year. For many households, this spectacle is as much a tradition as turkey or cranberry sauce.

Whether you’re placing bets on winners or just want to watch the puppies trot, here’s all the information you need to get ready for the show.

Breeds included in the 2022 National Dog Show

There are a whopping 212 breeds competing in the 2022 National Dog Show. While you can find the full list here, there are a few breeds that have been selected as Best in Show multiple times over the last 20 years. These breeds are: Poodles (a Standard and a Miniature Poodle), Scottish Deerhound and Wire Fox Terrier. Other breeds that have claimed the title include: Bulldog, Whippet, Brussels Griffon, Greyhound, Skye Terrier, Bloodhound, American Foxhound, Irish Setter, Scottish Terrier, Pointer, Australian Shepherd, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, and Doberman Pinscher.

If you couldn’t read the names, the judges have a knack for selecting from the Terrier and Hound groups. There will also be three new breeds this year: the Russian Toy, Mudi and Bracco Italiano.

Groups Competing at the 2022 National Dog Show

The National Dog Show includes seven groups: Terrier, Toy, Working, Sporting, Hound, Herding, and Non-Sporting.

Most terriers, like the Cairn Terrier and Scottish Terrier, were bred to hunt vermin. If you have one of these dogs, you know this is true as they often prey on cats and squirrels and like to get into the dirt. Miniature dogs like the Pug and Pomeranian have no job other than to be our sweet little companions. Working dogs, like the German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees, are highly intelligent and perform specific tasks for their humans.

Sporting dogs like the Golden Retriever and the German Wirehaired Pointer are bred to aid in their human hunting. This can range from pointing out game to retrieving. Also hunting dogs, hounds have their own group due to their history of running alongside a human while hunting their prey with either their nose or their eyes. Herding dogs are also technically working dogs, but with the specific purpose of herding livestock. The Non-Sporting group is any breed that does not fit into any of the previous groups. This group includes everything from a Chow Chow to a French Bulldog.

Where to watch the 2022 National Dog Show?

Tune in to NBC at 12 p.m. local time to watch the 2022 National Dog Show. The show airs right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re not on Eastern Standard Time, don’t fret. Stream the show at 12 p.m. EST on Peacock, and the NBC Sports App.

After the show, we recommend a review of Best in Show.

How technology is helping people train their pets Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:43:21 +0000

Pets are like family. We love and care for them and they return the favor by being loyal and always happy to see us. But caring for a pet can be a lot of work. They need to be fed, watered, exercised and given a lot of attention. And if you have a dog, you have to clean up after him too. Luckily, there are ways to make caring for your pet easier. You can teach them to behave well and even do some of the work for you. Here are some pet training tips that will make your life easier.

GPS dog collar and wireless virtual fence

If you’re looking for a way to stop your dog from running away, a GPS dog collar is a great option. A GPS dog collar is a collar with an integrated GPS tracker. With this tracker you can build a virtual fence around your property. When your dog crosses the border of the virtual fence, you will receive a notification on your phone. A wireless virtual fence is a great option for people who have a large property or live in a rural area. You can try using a halo collar to get your dog to stay within the set boundaries. When choosing a GPS dog collar, be sure to choose one that is comfortable for your dog to wear and has a long battery life.

Training Tutorials

Training your pet can be a lot easier if you have some help. There are many online training tutorials that can teach you how to train your dog or cat. You can find tutorials for obedience training, tricks, and even potty training. If you’re not sure where to start, search “dog training tutorials” or “cat training tutorials” on YouTube. There are also many books that can help you train your pet. It is important to choose a training method that you are comfortable with and that you feel will work best for your pet. Choose tutorials or a book that uses positive reinforcement as it is the most effective way to train a pet.

Hire a trainer online

If you are having trouble training your pet yourself, you can always hire a trainer. A professional trainer can help you with obedience training, tricks, and any other behavior problems you have. They can also help you socialize your pet if they have problems with other animals. You can find trainers online or at pet stores. When hiring a trainer, make sure you do your research and read reviews. Make sure you hire a reputable trainer who can help you train your pet effectively.

Online Training Seminars

Another great way to train your pet is by attending an online training seminar. These seminars are usually led by experts in the field of pet education. They can give you tips and advice on how to train your pet effectively. You can usually find these seminars on websites or in pet stores. When choosing a seminar, be sure to select one that is led by a reputable trainer and covers the issues you are struggling with. Some online seminars even offer certification upon completion. This can be a great way to show potential employers that you are serious about training your pet and that you have the skills to do so. It can also help you find a job in the pet industry if you are interested.

training blogs

There are many pet training blogs out there, and it can be difficult to know which ones to trust. When it comes to training your pet, you want to make sure you are getting the best information possible so you can have a well-behaved pet. Choose blogs written by certified animal behaviorists or trainers and avoid blogs that only contain personal anecdotes. If you’re looking for a place to start, you can find a blog that covers the basics of pet training, like housebreaking, obedience, and socialization. From there, you can branch out and find blogs that focus on more specific topics like agility training or clicker training. When reading a pet training blog, consider the author’s qualifications, the approach they are using, and whether or not they seem to be having success with it. Also, pay attention to how often the blog is updated – you don’t want to waste your time reading outdated information. Finally, make sure the blog is user-friendly and easy to navigate; You should be able to find what you are looking for quickly and easily.

Contact a professional online

If you are unsure of the best way to train your pet, you should seek professional advice online. There are many reputable animal behaviorists and trainers who can offer guidance and support tailored to your specific situation. When looking for someone to advise, be sure to check their qualifications and reviews from other clients. It’s also important that you feel comfortable communicating with the person of your choice, as you need to be able to openly discuss your pet’s behavior and progress.

Develop a training plan

After consulting with a professional or doing your own research, it’s time to develop a training plan. This includes deciding what specific behaviors you want to target, what training methods you use, and what type of schedule you follow. Below are some factors to consider when developing your plan.

The first step in developing a training plan is figuring out which behaviors you want to focus on. This will help you determine which training methods you should use. Many pet parents choose to focus on basic obedience behaviors such as sit, stay, place, come and leave. Other popular behaviors include housecleaning, crate training, leash walking, and manners (jumping up, munching/sipping, etc.).

Next you need to decide which training methods you will use. There are a variety of methods, and which one you choose will likely depend on your pet’s personality and learning style, as well as your own preferences. Some popular methods include clicker training, operant conditioning, desensitization and counterconditioning, and shaping.

Finally, remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pet training. The methods you use and the schedule you follow will be unique to your situation. Be patient, be consistent and most importantly, have fun! Training should be a positive experience for both you and your pet.

Rarely seen Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robinson walk their dog in Bondi Mon, 21 Nov 2022 03:45:00 +0000

Rarely seen, Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robinson have walked their dog in Bondi, two years after he was sacked for sharing a neo-Nazi meme on Facebook

Disgraced former celebrity chef Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robinson were pictured for the first time in months as they stepped out in Sydney on Friday.

The 49-year-old, who hosted My Kitchen Rules on Channel Seven before his public fall, dressed casually while the couple walked their dog in Bondi.

He wore a black sweater and shorts with a pair of brown boots and sported an unusual haircut with shaved sides and a mullet at the back.

Disgraced former celebrity chef Pete Evans (left) and his wife Nicola Robinson (right) were pictured for the first time in months stepping out in Sydney on Friday

Nicola, a former model from New Zealand, wore comfortable black skinny jeans, a yellow t-shirt and sandals.

It’s the first time Peter and Nicola have been seen out and about since attending the Byron Bay Bluesfest in April.

In a photo posted to Instagram, Nicola unveiled a new look at the festival with silver-grey hair and a bushy beard.

The 49-year-old, who hosted My Kitchen Rules on Channel Seven before his public fall, dressed casually while the couple walked their dog in Bondi

The 49-year-old, who hosted My Kitchen Rules on Channel Seven before his public fall, dressed casually while the couple walked their dog in Bondi

The Bluesfest sighting comes after Pete made headlines for suggesting Covid-19 vaccines played a role in the deaths of cricketing greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.

As social media tributes poured in for the popular sporting icons, anti-vaccination trolls hijacked the devastating news to spread absurd conspiracies about Covid-19.

Footage has been circulating online of Pete, shot during a Zoom call, apparently showing him paying tribute to Shane.

He admitted he could not specifically comment on the reasons for his death, but then ranted about Covid vaccines.

He wore a black sweater and shorts with a pair of brown boots and sported an unusual haircut with shaved sides and a mullet at the back

He wore a black sweater and shorts with a pair of brown boots and sported an unusual haircut with shaved sides and a mullet at the back

It's the first time Peter and Nicola have been seen out and about since attending the Byron Bay Bluesfest in April

It’s the first time Peter and Nicola have been seen out and about since attending the Byron Bay Bluesfest in April

Pete’s fall from grace began in May 2020 when he left Channel Seven after 10 years as a judge at MKR alongside Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge.

It effectively marked his break with the mainstream after years of flirting with offbeat ideas during his tenure with the network.

Free from the contractual constraints of mainstream television, Pete began sharing his non-scientific beliefs about vaccines and the Covid-19 pandemic on social media.

Its Instagram page was taken down in February last year, and the company issued a statement that read: “We do not allow anyone to share misinformation about Covid-19 that could result in imminent physical harm, or about Covid-19 Vaccines debunked by public health experts.’

Nicola, a former model from New Zealand, wore comfortable black skinny jeans, a yellow t-shirt and sandals

Nicola, a former model from New Zealand, wore comfortable black skinny jeans, a yellow t-shirt and sandals

Pete's fall from grace began in May 2020 when he left Channel Seven after 10 years as a judge at MKR alongside Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge

Pete’s fall from grace began in May 2020 when he left Channel Seven after 10 years as a judge at MKR alongside Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge

Also, in November 2020, he was dropped by 15 sponsors and companies within 48 hours after posting a neo-Nazi meme on social media. He also missed an appearance on Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

In May 2021, Pete was fined $80,000 for attempting to cash in on Covid again by lashing out at more fake treatments online.

It was the second time he had run into trouble with authorities, having previously been fined $25,000 for attempting to sell his so-called BioCharger on Facebook for $15,000 apiece.

He insisted the light could cure Covid-19 and protect users from infection, but had no evidence to back the wild claims.

Free from the contractual constraints of mainstream television, Pete then began sharing his non-scientific beliefs about vaccines and the Covid-19 pandemic on social media

Free from the contractual constraints of mainstream television, Pete then began sharing his non-scientific beliefs about vaccines and the Covid-19 pandemic on social media


Intel project in Ohio sparks housing fears in a tight market Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:10:21 +0000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel’s announcement earlier this year of a $20 billion manufacturing operation that will bring thousands of jobs to rural Ohio was hailed as an economic boon.

But behind this enthusiasm was a pressing question.

“Where are we taking everyone?” asked Melissa Humbert-Washington, vice president of programs and services at Homes for Families, which helps low-wage workers find housing in a region already suffering from severe shortages.

Intel says its first two computer chip factories will employ 3,000 people when operations begin in 2025. The project is also expected to employ 7,000 construction workers. And none of this includes the hundreds of additional jobs from the influx of Intel suppliers and the expected boom in the service sector.

Such housing issues are playing out across the country as companies come under increasing fire for failing to consider the housing needs of their new employees or the impact of major developments on already strained housing markets.

Experts agree that years of underdevelopment from the Great Recession of 2008 has led to widespread housing shortages. The country is missing about 1 million homes nationwide, according to Rob Dietz, senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. The National Apartment Association estimates a rent shortage at about 600,000 units.

“We’ve built millions of homes over the last 15 years,” said Dennis Shea, executive director of the J. Ronald Terdlinger Center for Housing Policy. “So if a big company comes into a community where supply is limited, the demand they’re going to inject will affect property and rental prices because there’s more demand than supply.”

To see a big company’s impact on housing, look no further than Intel’s own operations in Chandler, Arizona, which grew from a small farming town of about 30,000 people in 1980 when the company built its first factory. developed into a high-tech metropolis with 220,000 inhabitants today. This has been accompanied by tremendous housing growth, and today Chandler is running out of buildable land, with nearly 95% of the area being developed with residential, office, industrial and retail projects, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Housing is also more expensive in Chandler, with an average home selling price of $525,000 compared to $455,000 in the greater Phoenix area and average rents of $2,027 compared to $1,950 in Phoenix.

The challenge for areas like rural Ohio is not having local staff to build or staff a large project, said Mark Stapp, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at Arizona State University. There is neither the housing nor the infrastructure to accommodate thousands of new arrivals, which will drive up housing prices and potentially displace existing residents.

“It’s economic development. It will keep people busy. But you’re probably going to have to bring a lot of people to the area,” he said. And “these jobs require housing.”

“If you don’t see that and plan infrastructure and land use policies properly and manage that growth, it can become a huge problem. The big opportunity turns into a big problem.”

In central Ohio, the Intel site rises on hundreds of acres of rural land once occupied by fields and humble homes, where large commercial areas have also sprung up near major thoroughfares. The region has averaged about 8,200 building permits per year for both single-family and multi-family homes, though estimates of job and population growth prior to the Intel project required more than double that, according to the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.

“We don’t build enough of anything,” said the group’s chief executive, Jon Melchi. Central Ohio, with a population of about 2.4 million today, will grow to at least 3 million by 2050, the group said.

Central Ohio’s shortage includes the “missing middle” of workers’ housing, or homes worth up to $250,000, said Tre’ Giller, CEO and president of Metro Development, one of Ohio’s largest housing developers. A recent Zillow search showed only about 570 listings for homes worth $250,000 or less in the area.

Housing pressure is particularly strong for low-income earners. Central Ohio already has about 71,000 households that are considered “heavily rent-burdened” — families that spend more than half of their income on housing, the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio said. It said there were only 34 affordable units for 100 low-rent households in the region.

The problem is even more serious in Licking County, the location of the future Intel plants, where more than one in five tenants is considered to be heavily rent-burdened.

Affordable housing is critical for the low-wage workers who keep the economy running, from preschool teachers to medical assistants, said COHIO chief executive Amy Riegel. But housing also needs to be viewed on a spectrum: Without enough high-quality properties to buy, buyers will snap up rents, which then shuts out workers with limited funds.

“Housing is definitely an ecosystem,” said Riegel. “If you add apartments on one end and don’t bother with the other end, there will be repercussions and a ripple effect throughout the system.”

In the Nov. 8 vote, Columbus voters approved a $200 million bond issue aimed at increasing the city’s affordable housing stock for homeowners making less than $50,000 a year. “We just don’t have enough space for people to live in,” Mayor Andrew Ginther said when announcing the issue in July.

Janna Sharrett is thankful for her apartment in an affordable condominium complex in suburban Columbus as the region prepares for Intel’s arrival and its impact on the real estate market. The 60-year-old customer service representative works from home and makes just $14.94 an hour. Her rent for the one-bedroom apartment she shares with her dog Bella and cat Daisy is $695.

The $6.5 million, 28-unit building in which Sharrett resides was developed by Homeport, a Columbus-based nonprofit dedicated to expanding affordable housing. Sharrett moved in two years ago to recover from a $1,000 rent payment and today isn’t sure what she would do without that payment.

She cares about the needs of people like herself as the region grows through projects like Intel.

“The rent is outrageous. House prices are outrageous. And my income isn’t outrageous,” Sharrett said.

Across the country, a growing number of companies are responding to housing concerns by embarking on ambitious plans for thousands of new housing units — though efforts have fallen far short of actual needs.

In 2021, Amazon raised its $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to create over 8,000 affordable homes in three regions where the company operates: Puget Sound in Washington state; Arlington, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2019, Apple announced it would provide $2.5 billion to help ease California’s housing crisis, one of several initiatives by high-tech companies. This month, Walt Disney World selected a developer to construct affordable housing on 80 acres of its land in Orange County, Florida.

Intel, too, looks forward to working with leaders in the Ohio community to prepare for rising housing demand in the years to come, Intel spokeswoman Linda Qian said without giving details.

Experts say it is in Intel’s best interest to help alleviate the region’s housing shortage. According to a report by the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, employers in the Columbus area are already blaming high turnover and reduced productivity on long commutes.

“Without the housing product, it can easily suffocate the staffing needs of Intel and others,” said Jamie Green, a Columbus-based planning consultant.

As the Intel project unfolds, it highlights the challenges ahead, said Leah Evans, president and CEO of Homeport, which developed Sharrett’s affordable apartment complex.

“This just brought to light that for every job you get, you have to have a commute and a housing unit,” Evans said. “You have to think about all these things.”


Michael Casey in Boston contributed to this report.

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Smart Dogs 2022: Here are officially the 10 smartest breeds of adorable dogs in the world – smart puppies including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐕 Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:16:36 +0000 As demand for puppies continues to rise after lockdown, here are the breeds that have both brains and beauty – our list of genius dogs.

If, like many of us, you’re looking to welcome a new four-legged friend into our home, there’s a lot to think about before choosing your perfect pup.

With 221 different pedigree dog breeds, you should consider what fits well with your lifestyle.

For example, those with an active lifestyle should consider a larger dog, while someone with allergies will look for a hypoallergenic dog.

However, if you are looking for a dog that is as smart as they are lovable, there is scientific research on the subject to guide you. Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book, The Intelligence of Dogs, is a landmark in canine literature that assesses the relative IQ of breeds based on instincts, obedience, and adaptability.

So these are – officially – the top 10 brightest doggie breeds.

What Foods Can You Feed Your Dog for Thanksgiving? Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:48:52 +0000

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wed Thanksgiving Just around the corner, you might be wondering what litter is safe to give to your pup.

“Thanksgiving typically coincides with a surge in vet visits as dogs are fed unsafe human food,” explains the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The AKC, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and several veterinarians including Dr. Gary Richter, author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats, Dr. Gary Richter, MS, DVM, Texas Small Animal and Exotics Vet Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM and Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Kennel Club, emergency and critical care veterinarian and a valued member of the Chicago veterinary community for over 35 years, Dr. Jerry Klein, share articles that are safe and unsafe for your pet this holiday season.

Safe and Healthy Foods to Feed Your Dog(s) for Thanksgiving:

  • sweet potatoes
    • “Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene,” says Dr. Judge. “Sweet potato treats can be as simple as a dehydrated yam chew.” Just remember not to give your pet yams with added ingredients.
  • potatoes
    • You can enjoy either type of potato, and your dog can have that option too. However, only give it boiled or baked potatoes without butter, sour cream, Saltor pepper, and serve in moderation.
  • apples
    • apples are full of vitamins A and C and are high in fiber, making them a healthy Thanksgiving treat for your pet,” says Dr. Judge. “However, if you’re sharing an apple with your pooch, be sure to cut around the core, as large amounts of apple cores can be toxic.”
  • Turkey meat (boneless or skinless)
    • For those wondering if dogs can eat turkey on Thanksgiving, the answer is yes. The main course is fine “as long as it’s not seasoned,” says Dr. Ochoa. In addition to avoiding bones as described above, Dr. Small to the owners, even to abandon the feeding of the skin. The poultry’s outer layer was likely prepared with butter, spices, or other fatty ingredients that may cause it pancreatitis or other problems for your dog.
  • Green beans
    • “With plenty of plant fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and K, plain green beans are great for dogs,” says Dr. Judge. The key here, as with turkey, sweet potatoes, and other options mentioned in this list, is that the bean dish should be simple — with no added ingredients like butter or spices.
  • Peas
    • Unadorned Peas are a good choice, but creamed peas should be avoided. Fattier foods like pea cream can upset your dog’s stomach.
  • pumpkin
  • dessert
    • Dessert is an option, but not just any kind. Go ahead and satisfy your pet’s sweet tooth with something healthy like frozen yogurt (free of artificial sweeteners such as yogurt). xylitol, which is poisonous to dogs), suggests Dr. judge before. Calcium, protein and live bacteria, which can act as probiotics, give your dog a tasty dose of nutrients and a sweet post-meal treat.

Unsafe and Unhealthy Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog(s) on Thanksgiving:

The AKC also wants to remind dog and pet owners to keep trash cans out of reach, as the scents of the meal of the day can be tempting to furry friends.

If your dog gets into something he shouldn’t have, the AKC says to seek help immediately. You can call them Pet Poison Control Center at 855-764-7661 ($75 fee) or at a local veterinarian who offers after-hours services.

FTX Crypto Crash Threatens Workers’ Life Savings Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:31:59 +0000

The dramatic collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX sent shockwaves around the world last week, especially after it emerged that company executives stole at least $1 billion. in customer funds. to fund risky bets that never paid off. About 1 million people have money frozen in the bankrupt exchange, in a collapse that is also expected to affect the world’s poor and working class workers who have never owned so-called ‘digital assets’. “.

In Canada, pension plan managers had to reassure public school teachers that their exposure to FTX was limited after it emerged that the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan had invested $75 million dollars in business. The investment could end up being worthless, but it represented less than 0.05% of the assets of the pension plan, the fund the managers said.

Meanwhile, in El Salvador, market turbulence caused by the fall of the FTX has brought one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere one step closer to an economic crisis. The administration of right-wing President Nayib Bukele has bet on the growth of cryptocurrency by passing industry-friendly laws and using public money to bet on the price of Bitcoin. Although Bukele has said that El Salvador has no money tied up in FTX, his plans to woo the crypto industry and speculate in Bitcoin seem increasingly doomed in the wake of the Bitcoin crash. the company with growing doubts about the long-term economic viability of the cryptocurrency, which had already been plagued by criticism and questions about its usefulness before FTX’s bankruptcy.

Although Bukele remains very popular in El Salvador, its government’s adoption of the cryptocurrency has been largely unpopular. In September 2021, protests greeted the enactment of a law that made Bitcoin legal tender. Commercial developments designed to attract cryptocurrency investors have also been met with howls of dissent after displace poor Salvadorans.

Overall public approval of the Salvadoran government could change dramatically in January, when the country will have to pay off $667 million in debt it is finding it increasingly difficult to finance. This week, in an apparent attempt to pressure creditors into agreeing to new terms, Salvadoran Vice President Felix Ulloa claimed the Chinese government was interested in buying the country’s debt. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs replied saying he was unaware of such a plan. Analysts estimated that the Salvadoran public is currently down $70 million on government bitcoin purchases.

Meanwhile, retail investors with direct exposure to FTX seem to include many people around the world with little downside. Studies showed that the cryptocurrency industry – similarly to subprime mortgages and payday loans – has attracted people to the United States who are overpriced conventional financial services. The market has thrived in recent years under false promises of instant wealth with the blessing of legislators and regulators who failed to enforce consumer protection, ignoring centuries of lessons learned about speculative frenzies dating back to the Dutch Tulip Mania of the 1630s.

Many policymakers and regulators who have encouraged the hands-off approach that has allowed crypto to flourish have been particularly taken with FTX. Over the past few years, the company’s founder and former co-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried have been regularly invited to appear before Congress to testify on behalf of the industry, and have done $40 million in campaign donations this election cycle, primarily to Democrats. Ryan Salame, the other co-CEO of FTX, also gave generously to Republicans, granting them $24 million in campaign donations this cycle.

The total amount of retail losses is not yet clear. More will be known in the coming weeks as insolvency administrators tally the claims made against the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 11. But working and middle class retail investors around the world have already told reporters they can’t access the money they hold on FTX – among thousands each held by a technician in Alabama and a musician in Thailandto a whole”life savings” that a man in Morocco said he was trapped on the platform.

To add insult to injury and create more doubt for those worried about getting their money back, an apparent hack of remaining digital wallets on FTX has emptied hundreds of millions of dollars users with frozen funds. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Department of Justice all said they are investigating alleged wrongdoing related to the collapse of the exchange. The House Financial Services Committee announced Nov. 16 that it would soon hold a hearing on the matter, and the Senate Banking Committee will follow, a spokesman for the latter said. Truth.

“The SEC, DOJ and CFTC have announced investigations into the bankruptcy of FTX and the misconduct of Sam Bankman-Fried,” the Senate Banking Committee spokesman said. “The role of the Banking and Housing Committee is to understand the structure of the cryptocurrency industry, as well as to consider the broader issue of the impact of cryptocurrencies on consumers, our markets and the community. ‘economy.” The spokesperson noted that the committee is “working to schedule a hearing and details are forthcoming.”

FTX’s crash was so sudden, unexpected, and characterized by accusations of wrongdoing that analysts and investors questioned the long-term viability of the entire cryptocurrency industry afterward. Yahoo finance editor-in-chief Brian Sozzi says the industry “now faces a major confidence deficit” due to bankruptcy. And like the the wall street journal noted on November 17, it’s “increasingly hard to believe that the future of crypto resembles its prosperous past, with higher interest rates, crypto prices hovering around multi-year lows, and FTX customers wondering s ‘one day they will get their money back’. Bitcoin price fell 25% after FTX pulled back, the paper points out.

Another regulator, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has provided insight into the pain that will likely arise as the bankruptcy process progresses. On November 10, the agency published a report on the rise in complaints to CFPB officials about cryptocurrency, which has accompanied the growth of the industry in recent years. The study noted that a clear plurality of complaints allege fraudulent activity and highlighted the grievances of customers of two crypto-finance companies that went bankrupt earlier this year, Celsius and Voyager, the latter of which falsely presented its accounts as being protected by the Federal Deposit. Insurance company.

In a footnote, the office also cited letters sent to bankruptcy judges by those who lost money in businesses. The testimonials detail anxiety, despair, unpaid bills and thoughts of self-harm. In a separate footnote, the officials also reported how in August the FDIC sent a cease-and-desist letter to FTX saying the company also misrepresented its accounts as federally insured. .

Stories about FTX’s downfall are also likely to surface soon on the CFPB’s public complaints database, which releases filings 15 days after the subject of the complaint is given an opportunity to respond. If the company does not respond, the agency does not publish the complaints, but forwards them to the Federal Trade Commission, which investigates deceptive marketing practices. The agency also makes complaints “available to federal and state agencies through the CFPB’s secure government portal,” a spokesperson said. Truth.

Tragically, the situation is something satirists warned of months ago. In April, for example, before the global cryptocurrency market plunged sharply, onion published an article with the title: “The man who lost everything in crypto just wishes several thousand more people had warned him.”

But, unfortunately for those with money stuck in FTX, the safety and soundness of the financial system is not the responsibility of onionthe editors. Nor is it the responsibility of individuals seeking to make their meager savings profitable in a world currently marked by a crisis in the cost of living. It is the duty of regulators and legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, who have chosen, once again, to sacrifice the working class on the altar of capital accumulation.

Faster Than Sound: The former Spider House Cafe has reopened as Tweedy’s: Led by the patio experts behind Kinda Tropical and Hotel Vegas – Music Thu, 17 Nov 2022 06:11:45 +0000

Not Wilco: co-owner Brian Tweedy deserves the namesake of the Kinda Tropical team’s new bar (Photo by John Anderson)

Johnny Yakli was at a team meeting for Eastside Hangout Kind of tropical when he got the call that former Spider House Cafe building was present. Also co-founder of 13th floor Speaking of the bar’s original location, Yaklin recalls, “When I got back to the table, I was almost afraid to say it out loud because I knew right away these guys would say, ‘We’ll do this.'”

Two weeks later, Yaklin took over the lease with Tropical’s management team Hotel Las VegasJason McNeeley and Brian Tweetyalong with Yellow jacket social club‘s Amy Mullins and Shannon LeBoeuf. After a year working on the c.1995 campus hangout, with an eye on restoration rather than makeover, the team of Austin patio experts opened up two weeks ago. The new bar in 2908 Fruth is called Tweetys.

Before the official opening of the room, temporary opening hours are Monday to Friday from 6pm to 2am and Saturday and Sunday from 3pm to 2am.

“We jumped on that,” says Mullins. “We were afraid that another group would get it and turn it into a really sophisticated thing, and that’s not what Austin needs. We wanted to improve it, but not make it too different.”

The revamped building retains the dark wood interior paneling, while an extended new bar top opens up the former kitchen area. Snacks will be provided by the food truck, along with beers on tap and a wine and cocktail menu yet to be released Golden Tiger – who wants to set up on the large outdoor terrace this week. Zucchini Kill Bakery and Hello friend tattoo already opened in the renovated rear building.

“We’ve all been in town for a minute and we have our own personal history with the old spider house,” says Yaklin. “In general we want to honor the old space, be there for the students, be there for the neighborhood and also create a new cultural space that is very similar to what it was before – just without the asbestos in the roof.”

A new wooden fence runs around the property and blocks access to the neighboring music venue ballroomthe open-air stage. With separate licenses from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which disallows the back and forth traffic of beverages, Tweedy’s operates adjacent to the Ballroom (formerly the Spider House Ballroom) at 2906 Fruth, which reopened last year under new ownership Arlos owner Chris Baker.

Tweedy’s property at 2908 Fruth was purchased by an Austin landowner Jimmy Nassur in February 2021. The sale followed turmoil in Spider House’s founding ownership Konrad Bejarano and John Dorgan. A 2018 timeline The cover story detailed the alleged sexual misconduct of Dorgan, who later sued the accusing former employee and Bejarano for defamation and defamation.

With new management that is sticking to its longstanding status as a daily hub UT Austin Students, Tweedy’s plans to eventually open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with coffee and tea offerings. For anyone worried about the patio’s lack of tchotchkes, Yaklin says the team intends to revitalize the outdoor space’s bohemian reputation. He says Bejarano already vacated the place after being closed during the pandemic.

“It’s part of the duty of keeping this space going,” says Yaklin. “We’re definitely here for them west campus Culture and its history – we don’t want to deny that [students] Access to this safe space to spend an entire afternoon studying and killing, getting a last-minute work together. Those are the memories people have of this place.”

Mullins says, “We just want everyone to feel welcome and part of the community.” They plan to eventually reintroduce events like Trivia Night. While Tweedy’s will not have a regular concert schedule, the bar plans to incorporate a music program consistent with the space’s history. They begin with bands playing at a grand opening inside in the coming weeks – surrounded by new decor made from vintage Austin concert posters as well as an enlarged photo of the velvet background‘s Sterling Morrison Leaving the former Guadalupe punk club Raul’s (shot by David C Fox).

The new bar represents a homecoming for McNeely and Tweedy, who helped establish the musical status of the Fruth Street property and formerly managed the cafe. The duo showcased their early-bird talents next door in the ballroom adorned with disco balls that marked the start United States Department of Arts and later known as 29th Street Ballroom. Both left the company in 2012 to run Hotel Vegas and later expanded it barracudaand now chess club.

“We’re just the current stewards of space,” says McNeely, stopping by during the interview.

Yaklin recalls, “When Jason and Brian were directing it in the aughts, I was here the most because that was the most active and fun era. So it’s full circle.” Among the five-person co-owning team, Tweedy deserves the namesake as the only Austinite native, as well as the only bartender with children. They also all agreed that it was simply the best name for a pub.

“We do a lot of this stuff, labor of love, trying to keep Austin Austin-y,” says Yaklin. “We’ve had so much success doing things the way we do them — that’s that crash-and-burn, 100-hour-week, asshole style — that we keep it going. We are a team now. We’ll probably do something else at some point.”

“For me, it’s always about the space,” adds Mullins. “It’s not like, ‘Hey, I want to open a new bar.’ When an amazing space opens up, you just see something in it.”

C3 supported Superstition Nightclub opens at Riverside & South Congress

The long-vacant site of the former male strip club La Barewhich was vacated in 2007 will reopen as a new nightclub called superstition. According to a press release last week, the 12,000-square-foot club will host “DJs and live performances with upscale bottle service and exclusive VIP rooms at the largest dance club in downtown Austin.” In addition to a Seventies theme featured in social media promotions, the club will also feature a smaller cocktail lounge and terrace the gold room.

The gray building at 110 East Riverside that previously featured a teasing mural Rolling Stones Dates in 2020, hosted various previous stores including a second iteration of the popular Sixth Street venue steamship, Sidekicks nightclub, escape club, Club XS, sunsetand Bad Dog Comedy Theater. The space has now been rented by prominent names in Austin’s entertainment industry NoCo hospitalitythe downtown bar Higher level and New Eastside Skinny’s off track bar.

The group is led by Karl Ferraro (co-owner of Hotel Las Vegas, Volstead Loungeand LoLo) and Paolo Soriano (Co-owner of Rainey’s Reina). The project also receives funding from Elevate Development Partner and C3 giftswho will exclusively book the club under the leadership of bobby tone. The talent booker previously told the news site axios The new venue will specialize in electronic music.

The press release doesn’t specify an opening date, but does suggest the venue will be ready for a preview this year. Besides superstition, ACL FixedThe creators of C3 Presents also recently launched a new two-day festival called Two level inn in Georgetown, Texas, following this year’s launch of FORMAT Festival in Arkansas.