Zicklin School of Business – Study of Business and Government (CSBG)

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Zicklin School of Business
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Before beginning a career in bookkeeping, Owen Sinclair attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he received a bachelor of arts in economics in 1984. Owen Sinclair also attended the Zicklin School of Business at City University of New York – Baruch College where he earned an MBA in Finance in 2008.

The Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College Department of Economics and Finance features a think tank known as the Center for the Study of Business and Government (CSBG). The purpose of the research organization is to conduct quantitative, theoretically grounded analysis of a wide range of economic and social issues.

The analysis conducted by the CSBG helps to sharpen the decision-making process for those shaping public policy regarding the labor market, Social Security reform, and federal budget issues. The research conducted by the CSBG often results in articles published in professional and academic journals, along with being presented for discussion at the center’s bi-annual Robert Weintraub Memorial Lecture.


Humane Society of the United States Works to End Puppy Mills


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Puppy Mills
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Certified bookkeeper Owen Sinclair has helped manage the budgets of several organizations in the New York Area. In his personal life, Owen Sinclair is a long-time dog lover with an interest in supporting the work of animal welfare organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States.

In its efforts to end animal cruelty worldwide, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) oversees a variety of campaigns, including one focused on closing puppy mills and rescuing dogs that have been bred or raised in such facilities. Because puppy mills are subject to minimal regulation, much of HSUS’ work in this area is directed toward promoting legislative changes that would address humane care issues in large-scale breeding facilities.

Additionally, HSUS promotes public awareness and education about puppy mills and works to recognize anti-puppy mill advocates working in communities nationwide. Each year before Valentine’s Day, the organization awards 14 individuals its Advocates We Love Awards, which are given to those who have rescued dogs, organized events, helped pass local laws, or contributed to its Puppy Mills Campaign in other ways.

HSUS recently announced the names of the 2017 Advocates We Love Award winners on its Facebook page. To find a link to the page and learn more about HSUS’ efforts to improve commercial animal care, visit www.humanesociety.org.

Remembering M*A*S*H

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Financial consultant Owen Sinclair recalls his childhood days as a sitcom fan as opposed to today’s more reality oriented shows. One of Owen Sinclair’s favorite sitcoms was M*A*S*H.

Considered by the Writers Guild of America as one the best written TV series, M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) was based on a novel by Richard Hooker published in 1968. The novel was made into a movie with the same title in 1970. The TV sitcom aired from 1972 to 1983 on CBS, running for 251 episodes.

The 30-minute episodes featured comedy and drama segments set during the Korean War in a field hospital north of Seoul, in Uijeongbu, South Korea. Far from removed the rest of the world, the hospital accepted wounded soldiers who arrived by bus, ambulance, and helicopter. The story revolved around the oddball doctors and nurses who treated the wounded soldiers.

The final episode of M*A*S*H lasted for two-and-a-half hours and held the record during that period for most audience viewers totaling 125 million people.

Popular Tourist Destinations In Alaska

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A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts, Owen Sinclair performs independent financial consulting while seeking a more permanent role in the field. Owen Sinclair also cares for his elderly mother and is planning a trip to Alaska which he’ll take when the opportunity arises.

Alaska offers a number of destinations that are unlike anything in the lower 48 states. One of these places is Anchorage, a location which may not meet your expectations of a very cold place. The average temperature in summer is only around 65 degrees. These conditions are excellent for sight-seeing, including exploring the fjords of Prince William Sound, or trying something distinctively Alaskan, such as arctic biking. During winter you can try dog sledding or cross-country skiing.

Juneau is another popular tourist destination and is situated between the Gastineau Channel and the base of Mount Juneau. The state capital can serve as a starting point for a tour into the stunning wilderness of Alaska. This tour could include going kayaking, fishing, glacier hiking, and whale-watching.

One would also not be disappointed going to Seward, a charming little town with the title of “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.” Once at the national park you can see beautiful tidewater glaciers, abundant wildlife, and captivating fjords.

Broncos Announcer Heading to Vikings

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Alan Roach
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Owen Sinclair has a background in data entry and clerical work, and formerly served as the bookkeeper of Sousa Mendes Foundation. In his leisure time, Owen Sinclair enjoys following the NFL and is a fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

After 16 seasons, Denver Broncos public address announcer Alan Roach has announced he is leaving the team to take the same position with the Minnesota Vikings.

Posting recently on his blog, Roach says he has been a Viking fan since childhood. He went on to say that he feels like the chance to announce Vikings games is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he simply couldn’t pass up. His voice will now be heard during Minnesota’s home games at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In responding to fans on Twitter, Roach says he will continue to maintain a home in the Denver area, as well as provide his services announcing Colorado Rapids and Colorado Avalanche games.

Statistics on Pet Homelessness in the United States

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Pet Homelessness
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Owen Sinclair is a certified financial bookkeeper experienced in performing oversight accounting and office management functions. The former owner of two pet beagles, Owen Sinclair is moved by the plight of homeless pets.

Pet homelessness is a huge problem in the United States. While the nation is home to approximately 13,600 independent community animal shelters, millions of pets – including dogs and cats – lose their homes each year. Here are few facts on pet homelessness in the United States:

1. There are an estimated 70 million stray pets in the United States. This means there are five times more homeless pets in the United States than there are people.

2. An estimated 7.6 million animals enter animal shelters every year. Dogs account for 3 million of these animals, while cats make up 3.4 million.

3. Only 10 percent of animals entering shelters are neutered or spayed. This is problematic, since within six years, a single unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce up to 67,000 dogs.

4. Approximately 1.4 million dogs are euthanized every year because shelters are full.

5. Less than 10 percent of animals entering shelters are reunited with their owners.

6. Twice as many stray animals enter shelters than do owner-surrendered pets. The most common reason for people giving up their dogs (nearly 30 percent) is that their place of residence has a no-pets-allowed policy. Other common reasons are divorce or death of a partner, lack of time, and animal behavior issues.

The New York Mets and The Wright Thing

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A finance professional who recently served as a budget manager and bookkeeper for the Police Athletic League in New York, Owen Sinclair has experience in budgeting, comprehensive accounting, and project management. An avid baseball fan, Owen Sinclair follows the New York Mets.

Involved in numerous community outreach initiatives, the New York Mets and the team’s third baseman, David Wright, launched The Wright Thing in 2015. During its first season, The Wright Thing recognized volunteers who made notable contributions to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

For the 2016-2017 baseball season, The Wright Thing will celebrate local heroes of the NYPD with their program. Wright’s father served on the Norfolk police force for 30 years, and The Wright Thing honors his father as well as all those who serve in law enforcement.

Once selected, honorees are invited to Citi field to meet David Wright and install third base with the grounds crew prior to a Mets game. Afterwards, they can enjoy the game from third base line seats and watch their recorded encounter with David Wright as it airs on the stadium’s big screen during the game.