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A smartphone is your dog’s best friend – iPhone app recommendations – Brad Spirrison

Beyond being a very expensive chewing toy for your dog, smartphones are also a nice treat for pet owners. Whether you are looking for new and exciting locations to bring your dog, need to locate a nearby vet, or like to send pictures of your pup to friends and family, there are great mobile apps that will have you wagging your tail.

Here are the five best apps for dog owners.

You might know all about the dog parks near where you live. but what if you are traveling or visiting another neighborhood? Dog Park Finder has a database of more than 6,000 parks across the country. The app locates parks near you based on your location, and lets you know the hours and various amenities you might encounter before visiting. even better, the app tracks more than 12,000 dog-friendly restaurants, so it’s great to have if you’re taking Fido on a long walk this summer and want to rest for some grub or a cool beverage. Dog Park Finder, the official app of, uses Google Maps to track your location, and illustrate where you can find new parks and dog-friendly facilities to visit. have some feedback about a park you visited? Write a review in the app and share recommendations with friends.

If you like to multitask and incorporate a bit of a workout into your dog walks, then download this free app that tracks the distance you are walking and calories that you are burning. Powered by MapMyFitness, which has similar apps for runners and bikers, MapMyDOGWALK can get to work once you enter your weight and height. you have the options to post and share all of your activity on Facebook and Twitter as well. and there are also benefits for your dog: when you find a new trail that your dog loves (or where she feels more comfortable doing her business), the app will track past routes and store for later use. This is probably the healthiest options of all apps discussed.

While many people consider Facebook’s recent IPO to be a dog, this app actually is a social network for dogs, cats and all sorts of domesticated animals. of course, it’s up to you to create a profile – which will run you an additional 99 cents. from there, you can share pictures of your pet with other friends who own the app, as well as via the popular social networks. you can also search for your friends’ pets, and comment on pictures and posts sent to you.

This app provides an all-in-one resource for your pet’s medical and nutritional needs. This includes training, diet and first-aid tips, a database of potential health problems, and links and numbers to vets near you. there is also a lost and found feature to report a missing pet. This also includes a database to review if you see a stray pet in your area. own an Android? The 99-cent Pet Services app provides a similar function.

This entertaining novelty app purports to translate what your dog is barking into English or whatever language you designate. The technology is far from scientifically verified, and not exactly matching the level of sophistication of the Siri Office Assistant or a music discovery service like Shazam. Dog Translator works more or less like a Magic 8-Ball toy. Hold your phone next to a barking dog, and 10 seconds later a tongue-in-cheek response will appear.

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A smartphone is your dog’s best friend – iPhone app recommendations – Brad Spirrison

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    Posted by admin - August 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

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    Urban Space’s Eldon Scott Explains Dekalb Market Move – Dekalb Market 2.0 – Eater NY

    What are some of those adjustments? the great thing about the internet is we’re going to put a survey out, both to the vendors and to the public, to get people’s ideas and suggestions, because no one knows better than the people that were using the space. when we opened the first time around, we did a design competition, and it’s so cool to do that kind of broad outreach. we want to engage the public and see how we can make adjustments.

    Where are you looking? It’s definitely Brooklyn, and we’re definitely looking at sites in the neighborhood, but it depends on the owners of whatever piece of land we move to. What’s been great is the outpouring of support within the real estate community, including our landlord.

    Did the news that you had to move come as a surprise to you? I think that it’s a sign that the real estate economy in the area has come back quickly. a few years ago when we were planning this project, no one thought that construction was going to get done so quickly. it means that Downtown Brooklyn is “going on.” so for us, it’s basically win-win as long as we can get ourselves into another location. I think in the beginning, everyone felt that it would take a little longer. it was designed to move. it wasn’t designed outside of what our planning was. so we’ve been there two full seasons, and that’s great, and it’s kind of really established some nice buzz.

    Has there been any blowback from the vendors? Um, you know, I think that people see the amount of goodwill around this project, and for the most part they’re pretty psyched. We’d like everyone to continue. I’m sure some will and some won’t, but we want to do everything we can to keep everyone in the project. the good thing about this is that the vendors understand the nuances of the project, and we can kind of address the things that we’ve learned over the last two seasons.

    Are you absolutely moving in October? we don’t have an official date yet, but it’s definitely going to be this fall. we can do it pretty quickly. Probably the actual move will be in a matter of a couple of days. We’ve moved them in London, we’ve done this a number of times, and so we have a lot of experience on how to pick up and move these things.

    Bonus Rumormongering: Eater hears that some of the vendors have their doubts about this quick turnaround. although the project was designed to be picked up and moved, many of the shops have plumbing and electrical fixtures that will take some time to dismantle and reinstall. Eater also hears a rumor that possible new locations for the mall include East Williamsburg, Gowanus, and, although it sounds far-fetched, The Meatpacking District. · All Coverage of Dekalb Market [~ENY~][Photo]

    Urban Space’s Eldon Scott Explains Dekalb Market Move – Dekalb Market 2.0 – Eater NY

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      Posted by admin - July 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

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      China Grill moving from Miami Beach to Brickell

      China Grill, which has been one of South Beach’s landmark restaurants since 1995, is closing its doors on Saturday, April 28 in preparation for a move to Brickell Avenue later this year.

      The restaurant’s 75 employees were told about the decision Saturday after China Grill Management and owner Jeffrey Chodorow signed a lease on Friday for a new location at 801 Brickell Avenue, which will open during the fall or just before the winter holidays.

      The South Beach location of China Grill was part of what lead the revival of Miami Beach’s South of fifth neighborhood. The restaurant’s lighted tower became an architectural icon and the restaurant was considered a destination for the hip and famous. but over the years competition in Miami’s culinary scene has increased and China Grill lost some of its luster.

      China Grill’s possible move had been anticipated for more than a year and the company had first considered moving to Midtown Miami.

      “After years in one of the most iconic South Beach locations we felt our client demographics had changed,” said Terry Zarikian, director of product development for China Grill Management. “We decided that Brickell would be a better location to introduce the new direction of China Grill.”

      The new 15,000-square-foot China Grill at 801 Brickell Ave. will be a three-level restaurant with elevated ceilings and a covered outdoor dining garden and bar. Designed by New York’s ICRAVE Studio in association with Miami based Arquitectonica, the new Brickell restaurant is part of an effort to refresh the brand which this year will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its flagship New York opening.

      China Grill has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New York, and Mexico City, all of which are expected to receive renovations and a new culinary concept.

      Employees at the Miami Beach restaurant will receive severance packages if they remain until the restaurant closing, Zarikian said. The company has also made arrangements for them to be interviewed by MILOS, another new restaurant opening on South Beach.

      Employees are encouraged to reapply for jobs at the new Brickell restaurant. China Grill managers will be kept on after the Miami Beach closing and some will be working at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. The chef will move to China Grill Fort Lauderdale.

      China Grill moving from Miami Beach to Brickell

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        Posted by admin - April 9, 2012 at 5:00 am

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        Police Still Investigating Two Bodies Found in Home

        GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Police are investigating an incident that left two people dead.

        It happened Friday afternoon at a home on academy drive.

        Both sides of street stayed blocked off as investigators worked through the evening trying to figure out what happened inside the house.

        It was just after two in the afternoon police say they responded to a call of shots fired.

        Inside, the home, they found two bodies, one man and one woman.

        Police have not yet released their identities.

        “We’re not going to speculate on the manner of death but I will tell you its being investigated as a homicide,” said Captain Rob Williams with the Greenville Police Department.

        Dozens of police cars filled the neighborhood as investigators searched the entire area.

        Crime scene tape blocked off several surrounding houses.

        The Greenville Police department set up their Mobile Command Unit, and investigators even brought out K-9 units.

        “I didn’t hear anything or know anything until the officer came to my house,” said Jeffery Carmichael, a neighbor.

        None of the neighbors we talked with knew who lived in the house very well, but say they haven’t lived there very long.

        “The guy walked down the street every now and then when I was washing my car we’d speak but other than that I didn’t know anything,”Carmichaelsaid.

        Some neighbors also told us there may have been kids inside the home.

        Police say they believe this was an isolated incident but neighbors say it still puts them on edge.

        “you just got to be watchful and be safe and just pray you know,”Carmichaelsaid.

        If you have any information call  the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-EYES(3937) or Pitt/Greenville Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777 or by texting “PITTGV” and their information to 274637.

        Police Still Investigating Two Bodies Found in Home

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          Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

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          Joe Walsh There Goes The Neighborhood Rock Music CD Review

          The exceptionally talented Rock artist Joe Walsh has released a CD entitled There Goes the Neighborhood. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Joe Walsh fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of There Goes the Neighborhood Joe Walsh’s artistic excellence is on full display as Walsh has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.

          It’s a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I’m more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply isn’t a bad one in the bunch. no fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it’s own.

          There Goes the Neighborhood has a nicely varied, mix of 8 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly outstanding artist. most of the songs display a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are him own real life experiences. at different points touching on the most real emotions like love, and the pain of failed relationships can certainly be heard.

          Listen and I think you’ll agree that the song choices are excellent, the production is outstanding and Joe Walsh is clearly in top form.

          While the entire album is outstanding some of my favorites are track 2 – Made your Mind Up, track 5 – A Life of Illusion, and track 8 – you Never Know

          My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [.as in Stuck On REpeat] is track 1 – Things. What a nice track

          There Goes the Neighborhood Release Notes:

          Joe Walsh originally released There Goes the Neighborhood on July 16, 1991 on the Elektra Entertainment label.

          CD Track List Follows:

          2. Made your Mind Up

          3. down On the Farm

          4. Rivers (Of the Hidden Funk)

          5. Life of Illusion, A

          8. you Never Know

          Joe Walsh There Goes The Neighborhood Rock Music CD Review

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            Posted by admin - February 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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