The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program

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Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
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Attorney Marc Rovner is a resident of East Rockaway who serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC. His work as an attorney has earned him the Client Distinction Award from Martindale.com multiple times. Moreover, Marc Rovner supports charitable organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Founded in 1974, the Ronald McDonald House provides support services to families with sick children worldwide. The organization operates in more than 64 countries and has helped millions of families through its core programs, which include Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles.

Unlike the House and Family Room programs, which focus on housing and comfort for families at fixed locations, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles provide access to medical services through specially equipped mobile vehicles. Each vehicle measures 40 feet long and eight feet wide; features a reception area, a laboratory, examination rooms, and an area for medical records; and costs roughly $500,000. Moreover, each vehicle may offer services such as immunizations; pediatric specialty care; well-child visits, primary care, and developmental screening; mental health assessment and referral; and nutrition counseling. For additional information on the program, visit www.rmhc.org.

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A Look at Sushi Rice

 

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Sushi Rice
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Marc Rovner is an accomplished attorney, who has received the Client Champion Silver Distinction from Martindale-Hubbell as well as the Client Distinction Award from Lawyers.com and Martindale.com. His responsibilities include the role of senior staff attorney at BETA Abstract, LLC. An Avid New York Giants fan, Marc Rovner loves traveling outside his hometown of East Rockaway and enjoys seafood and sushi.

A Japanese dish, sushi consists of cold rice to which vinegar has been added and that is garnished with seafood, vegetables, or other ingredients. As rice is the central component of sushi, proper preparation is essential. It should be fluffy but firm. Moreover, the right variety of rice should be used to achieve the proper texture.

Traditionally, a Japanese short-grain white rice has been the ideal choice for sushi. Varieties of this kind include Uruchimai, a sticky rice that is ideal for chopsticks, and Mochigome, whose high gluten content gives it a chewy texture. Developed in 1948, Calrose rice is grown in California and is used to cook Japanese meals in North America. However, strictly speaking, it is not a Japanese rice. Calrose includes the Kokuho Rose and Nishiki varieties, which are known for their good flavor and texture.

Three Must-See Works of Architecture by Gaudi in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

 

For nearly 20 years, attorney Marc Rovner of East Rockaway, New York, has served as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC. Away from his professional pursuits, attorney Marc Rovner enjoys exploring new cultures in cities such as Barcelona, Spain.

Spain has introduced a wealth of art and culture to the world, and in Barcelona specifically, one of the largest draws for tourists are buildings designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. When planning your next trip to the city, consider visiting the following Gaudi works.

1. La Sagrada Familia

Construction began on this church in 1882, and it should be completed by around 2030. Despite its unfinished status, it stands as a revered architectural work that salutes the Gothic style of the Middle Ages.

2. Casa Batllo

The Gaudi design for the Casa Batllo involved a restoration of an old home in 1904. Visitors will notice a mixture of ceramics and stone throughout the exterior, as well as forged iron. Considered radical at the time of completion, the facade features unique organic shapes that set it apart from neighboring buildings.

3. Torre de Bellesguard

Regarded as a crowning achievement in the blending of modernist and neo-gothic architectural elements, the Torre de Bellesguard offers one of the best views of the city of Barcelona. Gaudi designed the structure in the early 1900s, but it only recently came to public attention that it was his creation.