The Vikings Draft Laquon Treadwell in 2016 NFL Draft

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Laquon Treadwell

A resident of New York, Owen Sinclair possesses a background in bookkeeping, formerly serving as the bookkeeper of Sousa Mendes Foundation. Owen Sinclair, in his spare time, enjoys following sports. Among his favorite teams is the Minnesota Vikings.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will join the Minnesota Vikings during the 2016-2017 season. He was selected in the first round by the franchise, which had the 23rd pick in the National Football League (NFL) Draft. The decision was prompted by Coach Mike Zimmer, who expressed in an interview with Fox Sports that the team was in need of a wide receiver who not only would be hard to defend because of his size, but also had a large catching radius. He is expected to be a good pairing with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Treadwell played for the University of Mississippi and holds the title of all-time leading receiver with 202 career catches. In his final college game, the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State, he caught three touchdowns, an achievement that encouraged him to skip his senior year and go straight into the draft.


New York Mets to Celebrate Mike Piazza During Special July Weekend

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Mike Piazza

A certified bookkeeper with experience working for a variety of organizations, Owen Sinclair currently serves as an independent financial consultant in Oceanside, New York. Outside of his professional pursuits, Owen Sinclair enjoys cheering on New York-area sports teams, especially the New York Mets.

This summer, the New York Mets community will celebrate former Mets player Mike Piazza during Mike Piazza Weekend, which will take place July 29-31, 2016, at Citi Field. Piazza, a catcher who played with the Mets for eight of his 16 years in professional baseball, will be inducted into the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in July. The Mets organization will mark the event during the weekend-long celebration with fan giveaways on July 29th and 31st and a pregame ceremony to retire his number on July 30th.

An impressive slugger, Piazza left the MLB in 2007 with a .308 career batting average, 427 homers, and 1,335 RBIs. Although he played his first several seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Piazza has a special allegiance to the Mets, and he will enter the Hall of Fame with the team’s cap on his plaque. When he’s inducted, Piazza will join Tom Seaver as the only other Met in Cooperstown.

New York Mets Highlight Strong Start by Pitcher Matt Harvey

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New York Mets

With a master of business administration in finance from Baruch College, Owen Sinclair has spent a number of years working as a bookkeeper and accountant. Owen Sinclair balances his professional endeavors with a variety of other interests, such as supporting his favorite sports team, the New York Mets.

The New York Mets recently reported on Matt Harvey’s impressive pitching performance during the team’s shutout win over the Miami Marlins. Harvey not only registered a 97 mph fastball in the Spring Training game, but he also delivered a 91-mph slider against Christian Yelich. According to the Mets, Harvey has been working on his slider for months.

During the game against the Marlins, Harvey focused on standing more upright on the mound and increasing his extension, the latter of which enabled him to generate additional snap on his throws. Mets manager Terry Collins noted that the team is happy with Harvey’s progress.

The Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents

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Caring for Aging Parents

Oceanside, New York, financial professional Owen Sinclair has experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Owen Sinclair is also serving as a caretaker for his elderly mother.

Thanks to quality medical care, people are living much longer now than they did just a few generations ago. It is now very common for retirement-age adults to have one or two living parents. Unfortunately, people are also saving less for retirement than they used to. This means many Americans are outliving their savings and relying on their grown children for support.

This can cause turmoil for families, especially when there is disagreement over who is capable of providing care for aging parents. Many families put these conversations off until the situation is dire, instead of planning ahead.

The emotional toll of role reversal can be difficult for both caregivers and the aging parent receiving care. The financial toll can be even worse. Many Americans find themselves taking leave from work to care for their parents, and paying for some of their parents’ expenses out of pocket. This makes it harder for adult children to plan for their own impending retirements, sometimes perpetuating a dangerous cycle.

Tips on Planning an Alaskan Cruise

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Alaskan Cruise

Financial professional Owen Sinclair spent many years in budget and data analysis in New York and served the Nassau County Office of Management & Budget as deputy budget director. Now providing financial assistance as an independent consultant, Owen Sinclair plans to take a cruise to Alaska in his leisure time.

Those planning a cruise to Alaska will want to start looking early. Booking at least a year in advance can help save you thousands of dollars and also ensure you will not miss the cruise you want because they tend to fill up quickly. The cruise season lasts from May through September with the most popular (and more expensive) months being June through August.

The best time to go depends upon what you wish to see. Summer months are the warmest, but they also the rainiest. Although May can be driest, the ground may still have snow on it. The Northern Lights appear most in September, but the Gulf of Alaska will have choppier waters and Denali National Park may close early due to snowfall.

Once you decide when to go and book your cruise to Alaska, consider whether you may wish to spend additional time in the region. Spending time ashore before or after your cruise provides an additional perspective on life in Alaska.

Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team Saves 23 Dogs and Puppies

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Humane Society

Owen Sinclair, a financial consultant residing in Oceanside, New York, has expressed an interest in volunteering for the Humane Society. As a dog lover, Owen Sinclair is interested in supporting the Humane Society because of the work its does in rescuing dogs and other abused and neglected animals through its Animal Rescue Team.

Working with law enforcement to seek out and investigate cases of animal cruelty, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team saves thousands of animals every year. An example of the team’s accomplishments was a rescue made on January 10, 2014, when the Rescue Team saved 23 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Alexander County, North Carolina.

The team found and rescued the 23 dogs and puppies, as well as one parrot, after being called in by Alexander County to assist in the rescue and removal of the animals. The animals had no access to food or clean water, and many were suffering from skin and eye conditions. They were transported safely to a temporary emergency animal shelter to receive veterinary treatment.

The Humane Society has started a pledge, which can be found on its official website, to stop puppy mills like this one. By signing the pledge, individuals promise to never buy pets or pet supplies from a pet store or Internet site that sells puppies, and to always consider adoption first.

Getting to Know Adam Richman, Former Host of Man V. Food

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Adam Richman

Owen Sinclair has worked as a budget executive and a bookkeeper for various organizations since 2002. During his free time, Owen Sinclair enjoys watching television shows related to food and travel such as “Man v. Food” shown on the Travel Channel and hosted by Adam Richman.

Man v. Food chronicles the gastronomic adventures of Adam Richman as he travels throughout America in search of local food challenges. It premiered in 2008, giving the Travel Channel one of its biggest debuts, only ending in 2012 when Adam Richman retired.

Brooklyn-native Adam Richman traces his love for food back to his childhood, recalling how he sampled the many cuisines available in New York City. This continued throughout his growing years. In fact, he kept a food journal when he was an undergraduate student at Emory University where he took note of the outstanding restaurants he visited.

Richman’s food journal continued to expand after he finished a master’s degree in fine arts and pursued a career in theater. After that, he pursued his passion for food by working in numerous restaurants from coast-to-coast, which gave him a taste of local dishes across the country.