Thursday, February 9, 2012

"We've Made Fat Pets the New Normal"

New Survey Shows US Dog and Cat Obesity Rates are climbing
First Coast News
In simplest terms, we've made fat pets the new normal." Some of the common weight-related conditions in dogs and cats include osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing problems, kidney disease, and shortened life expectancy, ...

First Coast News 

Brighton school leader: 'Today was a new normal'
Brighton-Pittsford Post
By Alysa Stryker, staff writer While the Brighton community continues to mourn the sudden and tragic death of 12-year-old Tyler Kopp, his lasting impact is already being felt in the community. He was a person that "loved life" and was "humbled beyond ...

The new normal: structurers learn to live with low interest rates
Rock bottom interest rates in a difficult macro environment and the prospect of upcoming regulations have led to a need for banks to focus on products optimised around constraints. As the mood remains cautious in Europe and many developed markets ...

Star@Sunrise: Weatherman Paul Poteet says 'normal is new normal'
Indianapolis Star
8, forecast: In the weather department this week "normal is the new normal." In the weather department this week "normal is the new normal." I'm forecasting seasonably cold temperatures, and two dustings of snow in Indianapolis. One comes this morning, ...

White Pass settles into second winter with new ski lifts, day lodge (blog)
White Pass is settling into a new normal this winter. After last winter's biggest ski expansion in the Cascades in many years, the ski area west of Yakima is getting comfortable with the doubling of its size. A year ago, the ski area opened two new ... (blog)

Poaching, Not Growth, Is in the Cards for Consumer Payments Industry
Marketwire (press release)
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - In the days before the economic new normal, the nation's rising disposable income combined with the displacement of cash and checks served to grow the market for payment products.

Equities trading turnover slides 16% in subdued start
Financial News
Trading in the European equities markets began the year on a subdued note with the value traded across the public platforms in January down 16% year-on-year, in a trend that is predicted to become the "new normal". The value of European equities traded...

Financial News

Do Smaller Paychecks for Bankers Mean Occupy Wall Street Won?
Advanced Trading (blog)
By Justin Grant The news that Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein is taking a pay cut underscores a new normal on Wall Street: investment banking just doesn't pay what it used to. Now relative to what most Americans make, top performers ...

LETTER: Foundation gifts encourage year-round giving
Christian County Headliner News
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, unemployment remains high and some people refer to a jobless recovery as the new normal. What is becoming the norm for many families is reliance on food pantries as a mainstay to make ends meet.

World events trump US demand for gasoline
Tulsa World
Considering that the Tulsa average was $3.14 on Monday, AAA-Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai estimated that the new normal is probably at least $3.21 per gallon, the highest since early November. This latest upward curve in fuel costs comes even as ...

Gambling Our Way Out of the Recession
Online Casino Archives
With unemployment hovering above 8% and a “new normal” which means expensive gas prices and less bank loans, will gambling be the lucky answer to our stumbling economy? Will gambling be the key to getting the US economy back on track?

Online Casino Archives

Climate change nothing worth celebrating
Kansas City Star (blog)
David W. Wolfe, professor of plant and soil ecology at Cornell University, told The Star the new map “gives us a clear picture of the 'new normal' and will be an essential tool for gardeners, farmers and natural resource managers as they begin to cope ...

What's next? Big dreams, big challenges after Super Bowl 2012
Indianapolis Star
As the woman taking my order at breakfast Tuesday morning said, "I think there's a new normal in Indianapolis." Yep, there is. And there are also new and higher expectations. Think about it: For four years, most locals knocked around a common fret: ...

Get Paid for Being Money-Smart
Motley Fool
And with financial institutions trying to make the most of the new normal in the US, grabbing up those valued customers is worth paying for. If you play your cards right, taking out a new credit card can get you huge rewards.

Growth Of Grande Prairie Means Increased Infrastructure Needs
HQ Grande Prairie
... and Education Centre, as well as the new high school at the Community Knowledge Campus are examples of provincial investment, the census really shows that level of committment to infrastructure is the "new normal" for the growth we're seeing.

Beaufort County electronics-recycling day sees record numbers
Hilton Head Island Packet
... out of the waste stream and recycle them." Department staff isn't sure if turnout will be as high at the next event, scheduled for May, but Minor said it will be better prepared. "If this becomes the new normal, we'll have to do some changes," he said.

Hilton Head Island Packet

Damaged Credit The Norm For Home Buyers Says Albuquerque NM Real Estate Agent ...
RealEstateRama (press release)
“Most buyers today have been scarred by the craziness that has gone on in the mortgage industry in recent years, and in some ways, it's the new normal.” He says he regularly sees buyers turning their finances around to be able to buy a home again after ...

Today's letters: 'No man in his right mind would have a baby'
National Post (blog)
The National Post, on the other hand, asks me to believe that a man can give birth under normal circumstances (admittedly, the “new” normal). I can't be the only one that finds this amusing. Neal Damgaard, Calgary. We forgot the Powell Doctrine Re: Our ...

National Post (blog)

The beautiful game turns ugly in Egypt
Jerusalem Post
Hopefully, in the months and years to come, a new normal will be established in Egypt that will bring the stability and prosperity that the Egyptians deserve. Regardless, though, football will still be there, as it always is, in good times and in bad.

Savvy Shopper: Deals include Pepsi, cat food, olives and tuna
In the Savvy Shopping world, this seems highly irregular but may be the new normal. As a temporary concession, I have highlighted some deals for cheap deodorant and toothpaste. ■ Due to a great price, I want to highlight solid white tuna at CVS.

The jobs numbers the Obama administration doesn't want you to see
Hot Air
The key question that must be answered is: Is the current LFPR a temporary phenomenon, or is this the 'New Normal?' Another blog, Zero Hedge, quantifies this metric, complete with a graph. The author's conclusion is that the LFPR has fallen to a ...

Till death (or illness or dementia) us do part?
"In the world of brain injury, the term often used is 'new normal,'" he said. "As you begin to understand the injury, you kind of develop a new normal for your life and your family." Page Melton Ivie, the subject of The Washington Post story, ...

Exports from IT sector to slowdown in FY13; industry body expects 11-14 ...
Economic Times
Industry needs to use this opportunity to innovate and attune to the 'new normal'," HCL Technologies said in a statement reacting to Nasscom forecast. Despite the predicted slowdown, the Indian IT industry will reach a significant milestone, ...

Lecture: Exercise helps every cancer patient
San Antonio Express
“You're not sure what your new normal is and how far you can push yourself now. You can really push yourself farther than you think, and we are here to help you.” Today, 6-7:30 pm, Young-McCaughan will give a free public lecture on the benefits of ...

TRUMP: No one's apprentice
Washington Times
The Obama administration seems to have accepted record high unemployment as thenew normal. But it is not acceptable to me, and it is not acceptable to Mitt that nearly 24 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or no longer even looking for ...

Washington Times

Rocky Recovery for Women
The Nation. (blog)
Is this the new normal? (You can read the data for yourself here.) What constituted good news for women in January was that male and female unemployment were the same for the first time since the start of the recession. When the recession began in ...

The Nation. (blog)

Move Over Ladies, "Brotox" Is On The Rise
The rising trend has hit Southeastern Massachusetts, where Dr. Mark Lowney, a cosmetic surgeon in Fall River, says "brotox" is becoming the new normal. Dr. Lowney says, "they want to look younger, more relaxed, more refreshed.

Energy independence within reach for U.S., With natural gas and oil output ...
Bend Bulletin
Today, signs of what former North Dakota senator Byron Dorgan says could be a “new normal” in energy are proliferating. The US likely became a net exporter of refined oil products last year for the first time since 1949. And it will probably become a ...

Star@Sunrise: Weatherman Paul Poteet says 'normal is new normal'
Indianapolis Star
I'm forecasting seasonably cold temperatures, and two dustings of snow in Indianapolis. One comes this morning, so be prepared for potentially slippery spots. Remember, you can check the latest traffic while you're here in Star@Sunrise.

55th Mobility Augmentation Company back from Afghanistan on Superbowl Sunday
Pulaski County Daily News
DeLuca spoke to the formation, emphasizing that with the soldier's return from deployment, there was a “new normal” they would come to know. “You will not find your normal for a little while but you will find it,” said DeLuca.

5 Inside Sales Trends to Expect in 2012
Business 2 Community
Seize the Hidden Sales Cycle – The new normal now is our self-sufficient customers who are engaging later and alter in the sales cycle, and coming in much more informed than ever before. They still want a relationship with someone who understands their ...

Former BoE policy-makers discuss QE and financial repression
Central Banking (subscription)
Joining the panel for the first time since he left his position on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, Andrew Sentance laid out his impression of the "new normal" for the UK economy. "For the time being, [the] new normal is of relatively ...

Central Banking (subscription)

DDoS attacks motivated by politics not criminality, Arbor Networks finds
Network World
This is an important development for large firms because ideological attackers are unlikely to cease DDoS after an objective has been achieved; fending off small groups of determined attackers on a more or less continuous basis could be the new normal.

Down to Earth Blog and Simple Living Forum: Your new normal
By rhonda jean
Last year I was fortunate enough to win the Bloggie for best Australian Blog. I've just found out that I've been nominated again! Thanks to everyone who nominated Down to Earth. I hope you'll vote for me again this year as it will not only help to ...
Down to Earth Blog and Simple...

What if Someone Could Measure What Lawyers Do? - ABA Journal
The New Normal doesn't claim that 100 percent of today's legal work gets disrupted in this way, but 30 to 40 percent will—with significant impact. Yet whenever we introduce this topic for the first time, some skeptic will insist these things are ...
ABA Journal Daily News

The Return of CMBS: Revived, Reviled, Rescued or Redeemed ...
Is there a “new normal” in the CMBS world, or is it just the “same old thing”? The answers may surprise you. Our panel will first describe the revised CMBS 2.0 loan documents then delve into the substance and negotiation of these documents, ... Upcoming Courses

Courts Not the “Natural” Branch of Government for Regulating Food ...
By Stephen Richer
Registered dietitian Katie Clark writes GMOs are the “new normal.” 94% of US planted soybean is now genetically modified – ending up in your food supply as soybean oil; 73-75% of US planted cotton is now genetically modified – ending up ...
The Legal Pulse

Popoholic » Blog Archive » Fact: Miranda Kerr's Bodacious New ...
By Popoholic
Unless… this is her new normal size. If that's the case, then… woohoo!!! Let's hear it for the miracle of motherhood! And screaming hot Aussie babes! And naughty lingerie! And yours truly! Ok, ok, enjoy the drool-inducing photos, and make ...

BROTHALUVA CAFE: The end is near...a new beginning on the ...
By Ocean Morisset
Now that I'm nearing the end of my chemotherapy treatment, and I remain in remission, I wonder what my "new" normal will look like? Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that the chemo has worked in ridding me of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but I can't ...

No words necessary
By DonorPower Blog
Forming an opinion or thought by viewing a picture is the new normal. It's quick, easy, and can be extremely powerful, more than text on a page (or in an email). Pictures are shareable on just about any social network and can grant your ...
Donor Power Blog

On heals of student's death, grief group forms | The Quinnipiac ...
By Robert Grant
“You have to discover a new normal,” Fowler said. “That person will no longer be there for family and friend gatherings and the group helps get you through that by providing support, resources and the presence of people.” As a member of the ...
The Quinnipiac Chronicle

The Top 30 Most Common (and Critical) Interview Problems
By Dr. John Sullivan
Unfortunately, in a fast-changing world “the way you did something yesterday” simply wouldn't work in today's “new normal.” 3. Interview questions are not directly related to the needed skills. Most questions and “solve this problem” scenarios ...

Living in the New Normal (LINN) | Military Child Education Coalition
The MCEC Living in the New Normal: Helping Children Thrive through Good and Challenging Times Institute (LINN-I) and Practicum (LINN-P) are grounded in ...

THE NEW NORMAL « The Burning Platform
The only thing that remains constant is change. Unfortunately, many changes are not for the better. I've been noticing an interesting and disturbing trend lately.

Mobile Computing is the New Normal for Federal Employees ...
More than half of US Federal government employees use at least one mobile device at work, a small survey by services provider, CDW-G found, and many are ...

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