For Many Hungry Olympians, McDonald’s Is The Food Of Choice

A current online article that I just read mentions how the McDonald’s restaurant that is in operation at the site of the 2016 Olympics is attracting steady streams of customers.

According to this article, many of the approximately 10,000 athletes, coaches and staff members who are temporarily staying at the Olympic Village are choosing to eat Big Macs and fries over other types of food that are served at the main food court. From morning until nighttime, there are lines of people from all over the planet waiting to acquire some of this fast food.

It would be logical to assume that the professional athletes at the Olympics would be on special diets that would probably not include lots of McDonald’s food. But, since they are human beings with appetites, the lure of McChicken sandwiches, milkshakes and apple pies is apparently too strong for multitudes of Olympians.

McDonald’s is a longtime sponsor of Olympic events and all of the food for the athletes, coaches and other personnel is provided free of charge. Whether the free status of the food is a large contributing factor in the massive interest in McDonald’s food at the Olympics is up for speculation.

Being a fan of the foods served at McDonald’s restaurants, I can understand the appeal of the chains’ menu offerings. Even though the main dining hall at the village offers free foods such as pizza and pasta, Asian and Brazilian items, BBQ foods, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and traditional dishes from around the world, they seemingly aren’t enough to satisfy the appetites of the masses.

Even while it has been raining outside, hungry and determined Olympians have been standing in lines that have been described as being longer than a football field.

Apparently in an effort to speed up the lines, McDonald’s this week announced that a limit of 20 items per customer can be ordered at one time.

This article really got me to thinking about the McDonald’s operation at the Olympics. With long lines of customers present both day and night, the restaurant must need a lot of employees, as well as regular replenishment of food supplies. I also can’t help but wonder what will become of this McDonald’s restaurant when the Olympic games end.

Livio Bisterzo’s Green Park Brands Launches a New Snack for Millennial Consumers

Hippeas: The newest snack venture from Livio Bisterzo and Green Park Brands


Introduced to the market March this year, Hippeas is a new organic chickpea snack brand that delivers low in calories vegan gluten free puffs. The brand is found in retail stores such as  Boots, Holland & Barrett, and Starbucks. The unique packaging and the brand name are clearly aimed to attract “hippie” millennial consumers.

Its personality and tone of voice is inspired by the iconic beaming face of the original hippie epoch. Nevertheless, the brand has been created to appeal to a current millennial audience. A brave yellow face with different colored tongue for various flavors is used as a visual identity.

The product does not contain any gluten, it delivers low in calories proposition The protein and fiber content of the product is equally higher, and it comes in 6 different flavors.


About Livio Bisterzo

Livio Bisterzo is the CEO and the Co-Founder of Green Park Brands, the company that markets Hippeas. Green Park Brands is a new foods innovation firm in the health and nutrition sector.

Seattle Genetics Making a Headway in Cancer Treatment

Seattle Genetics trading in Nasdaq as SGEN is a cancer drug company based in Seattle. It is an ambitious company that is playing a great role as a cancer research station in the region.

Adcentris is the commercial drug that the company has so far produced. The drug has had over 70 trials against several categories of lymphomas.Tests are being currently undertaken are at an advanced stage. Newly identified Hodgkin lymphoma or previously untreated cases are using the drug as its primary treatment. It is hoped that the results will generate a bigger and more positive impact by the end of the year.

Seattle Genetics’ ambitious plan for 12 more drugs, 100 more employees

The drug used to fight lymphoma brought in $226 million in U.S. and Canadian countries in the past year. Sales projections in the same countries will be between $255 million to $275 million by the end of the year, 2016. This is according to the reports presented by the company. The company has partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical which sells the drug in countries outside the U.S and Canada.

The company has 12 other drugs on trial apart from Adcetris in the development stages. They will be used to treat other diseases like myeloid leukemia. Others are targeting breast cancer and two others are specifically for bladder cancer.

To meet its demand for the workforce, Seattle Genetics is hiring professionals who will grow with the company. Plans are underway to commit 100 employees in U.S and 20 to its Switzerland office to fill the gaps. The new group will be joining 800 others who are already in the employ of the company.

Who is the man behind Seattle Genetics?

Clay Siegall Ph.D. is a Bachelor of Science degree graduate in Zoology from the University of Maryland, also an alumni of George Washington University having studied and earned a Ph.D. in Genetics.His scientific training background stressed on cancer treatments and rehabilitations

He is The Company’s President, CEO and Board Chairman He co- founded Seattle Genetics in 1988. His wide work experience gained over time having worked for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute for five years and National Institutes of Health for three years has made him an expert in his field. He also serves on other boards of Directors such as the Alder Biopharmaceuticals and Mirna Therapeutics

Seattle Genetics was built on a base of thorough investigation, Systematic invention and treatment improvement.

Nutrimost: The Fitness System Other Fitness Systems Want To Be

Throughout the ages, there have been many different weight loss programs that have promised a lot of good results. However, even the best of them were only somewhat effective. Only a few people would be able to lose weight while others find themselves going back to the drawing board and even giving up. Then Nutrimost came in. With Nutrimost came another company by the name of Healthy Living. Healthy Living has decided to rip off Nutrimost by taking its ad and replacing mentions of Nutrimost with the words “Can’t Lose”. This has resulted in the company getting sued for all of the damages it has caused.

Losing Weight and feeling great with NutriMost

While that is a rather low thing to do, it is understandable that a successful company is going to bring out other companies that want to be that company. The other companies want it that bad that they would resort to unexpected measures to manage that. Among these measures is trying to rip off that company. With Nutrimost, having results such as people losing 20 lbs within their first 40 days is a huge feat. It is no wonder another company is going to try to rip off Nutrimost. However, their reputation is earned. Nutrimost has earned its success and is not going to allow another company to steal from it.

With Nutrimost, people don’t just lose weight, they actually change their whole lives. Their bodies change in many different ways. Their minds also change because of the diet that is suggested by Nutrimost based on the body chemistry of the individual. They are able to enjoy some good food while losing off the excess weight that has made them ashamed. They also experience an increased amount of energy from their fitness system. As a result, they are more encouraged to maintain a healthy weight and enjoy their new lifestyle.

Nizan Guanaes: Choosing A Renowned Advertising Agency

Advertising is essential for every business or company that wants to be able to reach their prospects and achieve success.


To be successful as a marketer, you need to know how to create copy that promotes your products and services. It is important to know how to create order-pulling advertising message, or hire professionals to do it for you.


Get started by doing research on your competition and having a good understanding of what they offer your target audience in terms of services and products. Next, make a list of the elements of their products or services that are inferior to yours. Make sure you support your claims if you’re challenged.


If you are not well versed in writing advertising copy that attracts attention and stimulates desire, it is extremely important that you hire the services of advertising and marketing consultants. You can benefit immensely by using the services of a professional advertising copywriter.


Nizan Guanaes is an award-winning Advertising Writer, marketing consultant and successful businessman. Before Nizan became a renowned copywriter he worked on many different projects for companies in the advertising industry, and accomplished a lot. His clients ranges from small business owners to multinational businesses and corporations. And all of the clients he works with are extremely pleased with the way he handles their projects.


As an accomplished entrepreneur and Co-Founder and Partner of ABC Group, Nizan Guanaes has gained recognition all over the world. Nizan Guanaes is a household name in Brazil, where his business is headquartered. He has a great team of professionals, including content creators, graphic designers and marketing specialists. And these professionals are knowledgeable and experienced in advertising and marketing. Nizan Guanaes personally mentored and trained many of his associates and partners and is well respected in the industry.

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Stephen Murray Was a Philanthropist That Went The Extra Mile

Stephen Murray was the type of person that did a lot for CCMP Capital as president and chief executive officer. His mark on the company will forever remain as the company moves forward in the future. That is something that will never change any time soon and it will stay that way even though Stephen Murray is no longer around.

However, while his accomplishments at the the private equity firm deserve their praise and their acknowledgement, it is more important to remember his meaningful work as a philanthropist. That speaks to what kind of person he was and how he went above and beyond the call of duty to help people.

When you are as successful as Stephen Murray was, a lot of people tend to just focus on business and go about their way. They don’t often look at the big picture. However, Stephen Murray was always a big picture guy and someone that knew there were people out there that needed help and needed some guidance. While money is great and can help and make a big difference, there is also something extra in the fact that someone spends time with people in need, gets to know them, relate to them, and help them in other ways.

For example, he helped with the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. These are people that are starving and every meal matters to them and is so important. He would spend time with them, feed them, and try to be there for them. He believed that no one should go hungry and no one should have to suffer from starvation. Hunger is a big problem in the world we live in and Stephen sought to do something about it. He didn’t believe in standing on the sidelines and letting these people go hungry.

Stephen Murray also gave back to his college, Boston College, where he graduated in 1984. If he could talk to a student, help them with their education, or offer any advice, he was more than willing to give his time.

Again, money is great and can make a big difference, but there is no substitute for time and giving your time to people that really truly need it and get something out of it. Stephen’s loss has left a hole at CCMP Capital but it also left a void in the world of philanthropy. Hopefully, someone picks up the slack in his place.

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Tips for the New Urban Gardener

If you live in the city, you know that the color green is scarce. Of course, you may have trees in your neighborhood. In fact, let’s hope you do. Neighbors may have potted plants on their doorsteps, or perhaps you have them on your own deck or porch.

But what about real greenery? Wouldn’t you like to actually see an actual garden every once in a while? Well, here comes urban gardening. If you’ve ever thought about urban gardening, now is the time to start. After all, there’s no time like the present.

The Foundations of a Great Urban Garden

You don’t have to have an amazing green thumb to be able to to garden in your urban dwelling like a champ. Experts do recommend that you start slow, and naturally, before you do anything, you need to examine your sunlight options. Do you have a balcony, porch or deck? Can you put things on the roof of your building or on the steps? If these aren’t options for you, you still might be in luck. Big windows can help a lot.

What Kind of sunlight Do You Have?

As you assess your window and sunlight options, keep in mind that veggies like peppers, eggplants and tomatoes need at least 6 hours of sunlight every day. Herbs and loose leaf greens can do with less. These veggies can stand about 3 hours of sun and still do well.

Size of Pots

Another thing you’ll need to think about is the size of plants. Chances are that you’ll need to purchase a few large potting plants if you’re in this urban gardening thing for real. If you want to go small, that’s still possible as well. Consider getting a few 2 to 3 gallon containers for things like herbs, hot peppers and leafy greens. You can even put some leafy greens in potting containers like these. Plants that need larger pots include eggplants and large tomatoes.

Finally, when it comes to care, you’ll need to baby them at first. Make sure the plants are in light potting mix. Don’t use regular garden soil that you would put in an actual garden. From there, make sure to fertilize weekly and water daily or whenever the plants are thirsty.

How Is Goettl Air Conditioning Supporting People Who Want New Careers?

The HVAC industry is very popular especially in Arizona where it is really hot all the time, and there are companies vying for the business of the people who like to be cool and calm all year. Goettl Air Conditioning is one of those companies, but their CEO Ken Goodrich does more than offer good customer service. His company is going in a direction that helps people with their customer service and their dreams.

Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber: Good Deed Brings Cool Relief

Ken Goodrich bought Goettl Air Conditioning because he wanted to take that old family business back into the spotlight, and that made it possible for the company to go in a new direction. He introduced all kinds of new policies that have been helpful for the company, but he also started giving back to help people who want to work in the same industry that he does.

Ken Goodrich sees a lot of people coming out of HVAC school every year, and he wants to be sure that everyone who wants to start in the trade gets a fair shot at being successful. He offers a special award for veterans, and it was recently won by a Navy veteran who had just finished HVAC school. The Post 9/11 Veterans Tools award is a $1000 check from Goettl Air Conditioning to the winner to be used for new HVAC tools. Every good technician has to have new tools on their truck, and that is what the award pays for.

There are many people in Phoenix who are going to be more comfortable because of Ken Goodrich and Goettl Air Conditioning. The company wants to make sure that it is supporting everyone who wants to make people cooler. It offers one award that shows new technicians that they can enter the HVAC with the right tools for every job.

How to Eat Cheap and Healthy

Healthy food is a major craze right now. There are a lot of people who want to lose weight and build muscle. The good news is that there are plenty of diet plans out there that help people reach their goals in that area. The bad news is that healthy food is not cheap to buy. There are several ways in which consumers can spend less money on their food choices while also eating healthy. If you are interested in living a healthy lifestyle and saving money, here are some tips for you.

Buy in Bulk

One of the easiest ways to save money on food is to buy in bulk. A lot of people try to buy serving sizes of food that is only good for one or two times. The easiest way to save food is to buy several months of supply at one time. There are plenty of stores where they give you a discount for buying in bulk. If you are someone who struggles to afford healthy food, there are plenty of bulk options for you. For example, rice can be purchased for just pennies per pound when you buy a large bag of it. As a general rule, the more general the food is, the cheaper it is to buy in bulk.

Use Coupons

There are more coupons available than ever before. A lot of people do not think about using coupons when it comes to food shopping. However, digital coupons can lead to a lot of savings. This is especially true on food that is out of season. Stores have an incentive to try and clear their inventory in the most efficient way possible. If you want to save money, always make sure that you check out various digital coupons before making a purchase. Over time, this can really add up to a lot of savings for you and your family.

The Paleo Diet is not a cheap way to eat, but it is healthy. If you are looking for ways to save money on food costs, buying in bulk is a great option for you. In addition, always check online before going shopping or on a mobile device for coupons. This can add up to substantial savings over time.

Hostess Introduces The Fried Twinkie In Two Flavors

Just when you thought the U.S. couldn’t get any fatter or unhealthy, Hostess just announced that deep fried Twinkies will hit the store shelves soon. Previously only found at the local state fair grounds, this sweet, creamy ball of grease and sugar is slated to hit store shelves this month.

Two flavors – original and chocolate – will be found in your grocer’s freezer. (Yes, you’re supposed to heat them up). It’s doubtful that this heart attack on a still will even reach the oven. Surely, no one is surprised about this. It was only a matter of time. Actually, I’m surprised it took this long. But, I never imagined them being frozen and needing to be heated in the oven or microwave. Something about that doesn’t sound right.

My question: will they taste like what you get at the fair? Only time will tell. I cannot see how Hostess can duplicate that hot, crispy melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Oh, and that aroma.

Once Hostess made the announcement on Twitter, it quickly began to trend. Most of the tweets were hilariously gloomy. In a country that has its share of obese adults and children, diabetes and other obesity-related diseases, deep fried Twinkies aren’t getting much love. Most of the tweets pondered the question: Aren’t we already fat enough? There were plenty of #Diabetes hashtags all day long.

Personally, I hope the Twinkies are a flop. I don’t want to be tempted in any way because I could already stand to lose a few pounds. Somehow, I don’t think that’s going to happen. People will bite into these things and proclaim them the best thing since sliced bread.

No doubt that Hostess is trying to make a quick buck. But do we really need this? Apparently, we don’t have enough 1,000 calorie desserts to go around already. I don’t think Hostess is done by a long shot. Next year, they will introduce the fried Dong Dong. Just watch.