Monthly Archives: July 2016

FullCycle Energy Fund Appoints Sam Tabar as Chief Operating Officer

Following his nomination as the chief operating officer of FullCycle Energy Fund, Mr. Sam Tabar expressed his excitement and gratitude to take up the role and help the business achieve its intended goals. He added that he anticipates to collaborating with other professional senior management crew to deliver the mission of evading high cost, contaminating fuels to minimize cost and ecologically friendly energies.

Tabar has spent much of his profession in supervising budget policy for financial organizations. He served as the head of capital strategy for Merrill Lynch and in his duty, he offered fund directors with targeted introductions to financial investors like pensions, foundations, endowments, funds of funds and family workplaces. He consulted on the operation as he created both back and front office crews. Previously, he served as co-head of Sparx Group (PMA), a leading independent fund in Pacific Asia, in the marketing department. He managed every façade of an international marketing effort.

In addition to his financial managing experience, Mr. Tabar has served as a lawyer for various companies such as Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Roth & Zabel and also Slate & Flom. He graduated with masters in the field of Law from Columbia School of Law. He as well holds a Bachelors of Arts from the Oxford University. Tabar has worked as Columbia Business Law Journal Editor, and he is currently an affiliate of the New York State Bar.

As a private venture entrepreneur, Tabar is among the earliest investors in Tribute and also Thinx, a firm that is responsible in re-inventing the feminine sanitation industry with a communal assignment of empowering women around the globe.  Thinx would even inspire him to create a GoFundMe page for charitable donations.

About FullCycle Energy Fund

The company was established in 2013, and the objective of its creation was aimed at financing and owning developments that transform our association with waste by transforming an expensive ecological problematic into clean, valuable energy that can be used to power communities around the globe.

The mission of FullCycle Energy Fund is to make investments in new and retrofit old-fashioned electrical generation industries from high rate, polluting energy to minimal cost and ecologically friendly energy produced from municipal solid wastes.  Contact Sam himself on Thumbtack.

Birth Control for Feral Horses to Slim Down Population in Alberta

In the wild province of Alberta, Canada, the pristine lakes and plentiful supply of natural plants have resulted in a rapid population boom of feral horses. In the past, the Alberta government dealt with overwhelming horse populations by capturing them for adoption or sending them to the slaughterhouse.

However, the The Wild Horses Of Alberta Society (WHOAS) has implemented a new, 5 year program to attempt birth control on the wild animals. Highly trained veterinarians go on hunting expeditions, armed with a tranquilizer gun and a bag of contraceptives. Once the horses get shot with the tranquilizer, the veterinarians then proceed to administer a mild contraceptive that slowly wears off over time, unless the animal is repeatedly injected every few years.

Furthermore, with the implementation of this new experiment, the government has currently put a stop to capturing horses for adoption and slaughterhouses. By delaying these events, scientists are able to study the breeding patterns of feral horses and see if there are any noticeable results in order to better understand these majestic creatures.

Additionally, WHOAS has another agenda in this program. The Alberta government currently doesn’t recognize feral horses as a breed on their own, instead distinguishing them simply as wild horses. By going through the program, WHOAS hopes to let the Alberta government realize that feral horses are, indeed, their own distinct species with unique lifestyles differing from other horses.

New Ideas on Designing Your Outdoor Space

Whether you have a terrace, a porch, a deck or an entire yard, decorating your outdoor space can be a challenge. No matter where you are, you’ve always got something unique to deal with in terms of space and design.

With that being said, there’s no need to turn every space into a completely redesigned location. But everyone’s outdoor space could use a little pick me up from time to time.

Pick comfortable furniture

To start with, consider the furniture you have in your outdoor space. Outdoor furniture can run the gamut from super cheap, flea market furniture to extremely expensive, luxurious outdoor furniture. Whatever your budget is, find furniture that fits your style, but make sure it is comfortable. Many people make the mistake of choosing outdoor furniture that is not comfortable, and this makes them never want to go outside and sit in it.

Add flowers

In addition, always have plans outdoors. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, put some plants that will grow well by themselves outside. This helps to liven the place up and add some color as well. This is especially true if you decide to go with flowers, but even regular green plants will do the trick.

Choose the right lighting

Many people forget about lighting when it comes to outdoor spaces, but this is extremely important. If you’re looking for lights on a budget, choose Christmas lights in all white or blue. In addition, Chinese lanterns and candles are always a good idea.

Repellents are More Important Than Ever

With Zika now added to the list of insect transmitted viruses circulating this summer, outdoor enthusiasts are looking for the most effective means of preventing bug bites. Finding an effect mosquito repellent that keeps bugs away yet doesn’t introduce high levels of dangerous toxins can seem like an overwhelming task.

All repellents have their pros and cons. DEET has been around for decades. It repels disease-causing species of ticks, mosquitos, and other pests but, occasionally, can cause skin and eye irritation. DEET is one of the most popular ingredients in repellents today.

Picaridin, which has just been approved by WHO (World Health Organization) is a relative newcomer to the insect repellant scene. Tests show that it is as effective as DEET without the skin irritation and propensity to dissolve plastic. It can last anywhere from 3.5 to 14 hours depending on the concentration.

Oil of lemon eucalyptus/PMD is extracted from the Australian Eucalyptus tree. It has high levels of PMD, which repels insects. It does not have the longevity of DEET or Picaridin.

IR3535 is a synthetic mix meant to mimic the effects of amino acid B-alanine. It performs well against mosquitos that carry the West Nile virus but it has been known to irritate eyes.

As insect related illness spreads, it is more important than ever to be protected from bites. While all repellants have some levels of toxicity, weighing the risk of getting a disease versus the discomforts of an irritating repellant means prevention is your greatest ally.

Growing a Rooftop Garden in Your Building

An increasing number of people are interested in growing rooftop gardens on their apartment buildings. Why is the interest so high? It turns out that more than ever, people want a lifestyle that focuses on the outdoors. But in cities, that’s not exactly easily possible.

If you live in an apartment building where an accessible roof is an option, consider creating a garden space of your own. In addition to assorted flowers, fruit trees and other plants that you may enjoy, consider a vegetable and herb garden as well. It makes sense that this would be one of the most beneficial aspects of rooftop gardening as you would actually be able to use the things you grow in your cooking.

Let nature be your guide

Use nature as your cooking partner by creating some raised beds for veggies such as peas, carrots, onions, tomatoes or even corn. In addition, an herb garden can be super useful for the kitchen. You can save tons of money on vegetables, but you’ll definitely save on herbs. Of course, you’ll need to bring all of the supplied and soil up there, but that’s not impossible.

Enlisting the help of your neighbors is often a good idea as they may be interested in getting at some of the produce you grow as well. A shared garden can be even better than a personal garden as it will always be cared for. Try a rooftop garden this summer and see where it takes you.

THREE WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Did you know that a third of the adult population in the USA is obese? Being overweight is also now the fifth leading cause of death globally.
We are now faced with the challenge to lose weight and keep in shape.
For the majority of us, we just want to be healthy and live longer while others may just want to look great in a swimsuit. Regardless of the reasons, here are some three quick ways to lose weight.
1. Hoodia Gordonii
This is a natural appetite suppressant that turns off your physical hunger and kills your cravings making it easy for you to lose weight. Instead of going for synthetic diet pills that may have side effects, try the Hoodia which is a natural plant extract from the South African desert that has been used by the indigenous man for centuries and lose up to 7 pounds a week!
2. Weight Loss Patch
This is a great tool for your weight loss as it reduces your appetite and increases your metabolism as you carry on with your daily activities. It is also effective in that you avoid taking pills or supplements and just stick it on your skin and reap its numerous benefits. It also comes in a variety of ingredients to choose from including Hoodia, Green Tea, Caffeine, Guarana and Fucus.
3. Diet Home Delivery
Another great way to lose weight is to stop with the fast foods and start eating healthy. Many of us want to eat healthily but lack the time to prepare a well-balanced meal. For just $15-25 a day you can have all three meals of the day delivered at your door step. Isn’t it convenient? It’s like having a personal weight loss chef.
Just choose a plan that will best suit your lifestyle, stay motivated and you will be amazed at the great results.

Ultrarunner Tries to Break Appalachian Trail Record

The Appalachian Trail stretches 2,100 miles from Mt. Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Georgia. Those intrepid adventurers who attempt to complete the entire trail in one stretch often complete their journeys in about half a year.

In 2015, Scott Jurek finished it in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes, which was a record for a through-hike. Now, Jurek’s friend and fellow runner Karl Meltzer will attempt to best his time.

Meltzer has previous experience on the trail, as he completed it in 2008 in 54 days. Another attempt in 2014 ended after he completed 1,500 miles. He hopes that his third try will result in success.

In order to meet his goals, he’ll have to run nearly 50 miles each day while climbing up and down rocky trails, traversing slippery rocks, and making his way through dense woods. Because Meltzer will depart from the northern terminus of the trail in early August, he’ll be able to avoid freezing conditions, but he will likely encounter rain and hot and humid weather as he heads south.

As part of his preparations, Meltzer has assembled a team of people who are ready to support him. They’ll get organized so that they can meet him at different points along the way, making sure he’s fed, hydrated, and healthy. Seltzer has also been out training on various sections of the trail so that he’s completely comfortable with the terrain and the elements that he’ll face.

The Importance of Tolerating Wandering Outdoor Pokemon Go Players

Pokemon Go has been something of a phenomenon following its U.S. release. Hundreds of thousands of people are suddenly coming outside, wandering in flocks. People are gathering at parks at all times of the day, even at 1:30 in the morning. The game actually caused a stampede in central park.

There have been some questions as to whether this is a trend that is quickly going south, or whether this is a new style of game that will be here for the foreseeable future.

Pokemon Go is not something to be discouraged, especially if you are a parent. This game is literally getting hundreds of thousands of people to go outside and get exercise.

If you do not play the game, do not look down on the people who do. Pokemon Go is helping America to get in shape. This game is bringing people to parks and walkways. It can be annoying to have to watch out for players who are wandering around, glued to their phones, but keep in mind that this is the first step to getting an entire generation to recognize the benefits of fresh air and exercise.

Many players have reported that the game already has helped lift their depression and get them back into life. It has taught people how to socialize at their own pace. It has motivated people to explore their towns, cities, and natural preserves.

The game could ignite a full-on health revolution coupled with a resurgence of interest in the preservation of parks and the splendor of nature.

Master Gardeners Inspire a New Generation of Children

The Stearns County History Museum is working to inspire a new generation of gardeners with their first annual summer Garden Camp for children. It is an innovative new program designed to teach school-aged children about growing plants and food in a fun, interactive way.

The camp is run by Master Gardeners from University of Minnesota Extension and lasts six weeks in the summer. Participants are in grades four through six and can expect a variety of gardening and educational activities. The camp focuses not only on plant, soil and gardening basics, but also on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Perhaps the best part of the Garden Camp is that children don’t just learn there; they also get to grow their own plants and vegetables that they can bring home to their families. In this way, participants get to truly experience the joy of growing a vegetable from seedlings, watching it develop into something recognizable, and preparing it to eat. For urban school children, it is a very novel experience.

The Master Gardeners overseeing the program have designed it to be as hands on as possible. Their goal is to give kids direct experience with gardening from planting to harvesting that their whole family can benefit from. The educational team is volunteer, and the program has already produced multiple heads of lettuce and several, still green, tomatoes.

Electronics Belong On Your Next Camping Trip

Business Insider just shared the seven gadgets they believe you should take with you the next time you go camping, and it’s worth giving a look. Two items on their list stand out as necessities many don’t think about until it’s too late.

Having at least an external battery but also a solar battery charger if you’re able to afford both ought to be an important part of any checklist, especially if going camping might be something you’re passionate about but maybe not as experienced in. Going camping can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, and so many people think so that millions continue to go to America’s national parks every year just to do that. However, it is always possible for bad things to happen, and it’s intuitive to prepare for the worst even as you hope for the best.

Having an external battery allows you to charge electronic devices at any time of the day, which is helpful if you end up stranded and need to seek help or find your way back to other people and potentially campsites. Yet, the external battery could itself be drained of power, so having a solar battery charger is a reliable option for charging electronic devices during the day to have when needed.

The point of getting outdoors is to get away from technology, but it doesn’t hurt to have it around when you need it most.