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Pet Food Sales to Reach $33 Billion as Consumers Spend More on Premium and Healthy Products

Pet Food Sales to Reach $33 Billion as Consumers Spend More on Premium and Healthy Products

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food will rise 16 percent between 2015-2018 to reach $33 billion!

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Reported explosion at iimak


GETZVILLE, NY-- One person was hurt following an explosion at iimak in Getzville.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m.

A machinist was injured in the blast. He was taken to ECMC. His name and condition at this time are not known.

A company official told 2 On Your Side that the plant is not currently operational and employees have been sent hom

There's no word yet on what caused the explosion. OSHA is also investigating.

Commerce Drive between John Glenn Drive and Hazelwood Drive is closed. John Glenn Drive is also closed between Creekside and Commerce is also closed.

According to their website, iimak manufactures printing, imaging and marking supplies.

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Sarah McLachlan Ready to ‘Shine On’ London, Ontario

Sarah McLachlan Ready to ‘Shine On’ London, Ontario

 

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Sarah McLachlan will bring her “Shine On Canadian Tour 2014” to nearby London, Ontario, for a 7:30 p.m. show on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The concert is set for the spacious Budweiser Gardens, located at 99 Dundas St.

McLachlan’s 19-city tour, in support of her eighth studio album “Shine On,” kicked off in Victoria, BC, on Oct. 18. “Shine On” is McLachlan’s first full-length recording of new material in four years. The new album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with her longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand, as well as Bob Rock and Vincent Jones.

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Investor, Know Thyself: How Your Biases Can Affect Investment Decisions

Over the past few decades, a field has emerged that examines how human psychological factors influence economic and financial decisions. Understanding these biases may help you avoid questionable calls in the heat of the financial moment.

Traditional economic models are based on a simple premise: people make rational financial decisions that are designed to maximize their economic benefits. In reality, however, most humans don't make decisions based on a sterile analysis of the pros and cons. While most of us do think carefully about financial decisions, it is nearly impossible to completely disconnect from our "gut feelings," that nagging intuition that seems to have been deeply implanted in the recesses of our brain.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo and Western New York’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, will host a Lockport Tours of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are just $25. Pick up your tickets, which will be your passport guide to the wonderful homes on the tour, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on the day of the tour.

A boomtown during the Erie Canal days, Lockport has many magnificent mansions that were built by its leading citizens in the 1800s. Guests on the tour will stroll through some of these historic homes as part of the Light Up Lockport holiday kickoff festivities on Nov. 29.