Human Rights Activit Yeon-mi Park’s Touching New Book ‘In Order To Live’

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March 30, 2016

‘In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom’ is North Korean defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park’s new book about the horrors of living in and escaping from North Korea. The book follows her family’s downfall, suffering, degradation, and eventual triumph in the face of oppression, violence and sexual savagery. It also chronicles Park’s emergence as an authentic, eloquent voice for freedom and the rights of oppressed people everywhere. The book shows Yeon-mi’s spirit, will, resilience, and determination.

Park to gives voice to the pain and fear she dealt with on her harrowing journey. The cruelty she had to endure is jarring and seems out of sync with the modern world. Her first person revelations shines a light on the ugly underbelly of the world in the 21st century. The book also has many imperfect heroes without whom Yeonmi Park would not have been able to find her way to freedom. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone interested in the truth about Yeon-mi’s motivation for becoming a human rights activist.

She was born in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, North Korea in 1993. Her father was a politically-connected civil servant and her mother a North Korean army nurse. The family was considered fairly wealthy and Yeon-mi and her sister Eunmi had an idyllic childhood. But then economic tough times hit and Yeon-mi’s father was arrested, tortured, and sent to prison for selling metal on the black market.

Fortunately Yeonmi Park’s NY Times story didn’t end there. Through her bravery and determination and the help of others she was able to make her way to Seoul, South Korea, complete her schooling, and become an important voice in the struggle for human rights. The speech about her struggles she gave in Dublin, Ireland at the One Young World 2014 Summit has been viewed on Youtube by over 2 million people. It’s helped raise consciousness among young people worldwide about the issues of human rights, sexual slavery, and human trafficking.

 

 

QNET Helps to Spread a Little Positivity

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March 30, 2016

No matter where or who you are, the world could always use a little more positive thinking. There have been no shortage of efforts from both companies and organic movements to motivate the pubic, in their own way, to try and shape their world to be a place that’s a little more inviting to all. Many corporations would take such an initiative as an opportunity to get their name out there and move some products in an attempt to expand their consumer base. But then there are times where companies and public interest meet, and both have an incentive to influence the world for the better.

The Positive Thoughts Project, which will run for four weeks, is a campaign that is looked to bring organizations like the RYTHM Foundations and Companies like QNET together for a good cause. By going to RYTHM Foundation’s Facebook post and leaving a positive message, posters can help circulate positive thinking through communication.  If an additional 500 comments make their way to the post during the final two weeks of the campaign, QNET will donate and additional HomePure RED to the Rashid Centre in the United Arab Emirates, another center that aims to assist the disabled.

QNET has a presence that sprawls out through Asia, one that reinforces their reputation as a reliable business, allowing them to distribute a vast array of products and services through its online components and through direct sellers to be private customers as well as other businesses operating all over the world, in more than 100 countries. What assists QNET in its track of success is a professional staff that has ably managed more than 25 offices and agencies, standing in service of disparate markets. This workforce, impressive as it is, does not include the numerous collaborators and franchises working in concert with QNET.

And though QNET has a dominating presence in business both in mainland Asia and in many Pacific islands, they’re not all about business. A great deal of their operations as an organization circles around philanthropy, particularly in the promotion of athletic disciplines for underprivileged and disabled children. This an embodiment of their commitment as a company to unit cohesion and diversity among the people hired to run daily operations.

Does The World Really Know Who Kyle Bass Is?

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March 24, 2016

If the name Kyle Bass sounds familiar its because he’s the man credited with correctly predicting the subprime mortgage crisis that took place in 2008. For a while, many looked at him as a genius who could do no wrong. They literally coveted his every word when it came to market analysis.

But that quickly changed as people started to realize Bass was just another scum bag looking to make a quick buck anyway he could. He would get on TV and share is so called analysis for the sole purpose of increasing his bottom line. His fund performance continued to go down as his TV appearances went up.

In addition to making some very questionable calls, Kyle Bass has also been known to have quite a few ethical lapses in recent years. Let’s start with his relationship with Argentinian despot Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Bass on the other hand can’t stop singing her praises. In 2014 her country defaulted on their sovereign debt yet again. This was the second time it happened in the last thirteen years. And while most would consider this an indefensible action, Bass defended it and even tried to rationalize it.

For whatever reasons he is constantly championing her even though her economic policies are irresponsible and often times unethical.

But it gets even worse. The way Bass handled the general motors situation is beyond disgusting. When several people were killed in car accidents due to non-deploying airbags and faulty power steering, Bass had the nerves to get on TV and blame everything on the victims.

He even went as far as to say they were drunk and didn’t put their seatbelts on. So now the question is why would Bass do such a thing.

So instead of being an honest man and calling out General Motors for knowingly letting people drive cars that were not properly equipped to handle an accident, he put blame on the victims.

The sad part is this is just a few of the many questionable things Kyle Bass has done in recent years. We haven’t even mentioned the big scam he had with pharmaceutical firms. That one scam has led to thousands dying because they were unable to get the medication they needed.

Its safe to say Kyle Bass is a very troubled man who doesn’t seem to care about anyone or anything but his money.  http://usefulstooges.com/2015/08/24/kyle-bass-the-frantic-investments-of-a-desperate-gambler/ has the full story.

Why You Need Expert Reputation Management

University of Missouri Assistant Professor, Melissa Click, got charged with a criminal offense due to her action that was caught on camera. She was attending a students protest when she acted inappropriately by trying to cause violence. The video went viral and her reputation suffered tremendously.

She was suspended by the University while investigation was going on. Melissa almost lost her job due to this unfortunate incident. Even though she admitted her mistake, she insisted it was not her intention to encourage violence.

Melissa realized the impact the incident had on her reputation so she contacted Status Labs, a leading reputation management firm, to repair and restore her personal and professional reputation.

Status Labs has been helping people eliminate damaging information on their profile and build positive profile. Status Labs has a team of digital publishing and reputation management experts. The experts at Status Labs have many years of experience providing reputation management solutions and have achieved great success in the field. Their clients come from all walks of life and are always posting raving reviews about the company.

The Internet is a great source of information and can be very beneficial in many ways. But once negative information goes viral online, it can have a devastating effect. If you are facing any reputation issue, it’s imperative that you get in touch with Status Labs immediately. The company has high quality resources and industry expertise when it comes to repairing online reputation and building a good profile for their clients.

Status Labs has a proven system in place, which enables them to suppress negative information and push up positive information in search engine results pages. This means that when someone searches your name or your company’s name into the search bar, the results are ones that convey a favorable first impression.

Status Labs offers reputation management services for both individuals and businesses, but it is the company’s vast range of business solutions that is very impressive.

Amazon Growing In The Fashion Sector

Amazon is an ecommerce giant. No one will deny that. They have a wide selection of buys that range from electronics to games and books. Amazon is now moving into the world of fashion. They have been working for quite some months to manufacture and begin offering their own unique line of clothes.

It seems that there are many venues for this type of offering. JustFab is one such venue that has had quite a bit of success with selling shoes and accessories. The JustFab line offers unique shoes, handbags and even jeans for those who shop on their site.

The choice exists to make one time purchases or sign up for their monthly subscription plan. The subscription plan with JustFab offers new shoes or apparel at cut rate prices with free shipping for one low monthly rate. It is automatically charged to a credit card and will ship within days after the charge is made.

Amazon was already offering apparel, shoes and accessories under about 18 other brands that they personally trademarked. These were average in their performance, but showed great promise in developing into something big. The better part of Amazon offering clothes is that they are tending to stay towards the less expensive price tags for their clothing lines.

This is thought to bring better sales and more interest in the line. Amazon understands that it is in the deal that they will make the most profit and enhance their ability to remain at the top of the ecommerce field. Prior sales strategies has proven that sometimes it is better to forge out on their own than to depend on using other people’s labels to make the dollar.

Another prompt to offering their own label is that sometimes labels have withdrawn their offerings through the Amazon site. This do not however squash the desire of their clientele for those pieces. In response to the demand Amazon developed their own pieces to offer customers that would meet their needs.

The company is confident in offering apparel through its site. Fashion has always remained one of its best, highest grossing sectors. The private label has opened the opportunity for them to explore this sector even better. Full saturation in the apparel and shoe markets not only show great promise but is also pretty high in demand.

The sheer size of Amazon allows it to garner greater levels of informnation. This information can then be used to identify client demand and answer it almost immediately. They also have fast turnover times between making the actual order and delivery.

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Martin Lustgarten’s Investment Banking Strategy to Wealth

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March 23, 2016

When you think about trying to create wealth over the long run, there are many ways to attempt and do it. However, when you think about the most tried and true ways of creating legitimate earnings over the long haul, you need to realize that investment banks are literally at the top of the list when it comes to institutions who create wealth.

While investment banks may have taken a reputation hit over the last decade or two, the fact of the matter is that now more and more individuals are starting to rejoin the investing market, and the top method of choice has once again become investment banks. However, people aren’t just going to the biggest names because of their reputation. Individual investors and major firms alike are seeking out the investment banks that have the best reputation when it comes to advising clients and walking them through the overall process. This idea is nothing new in general when it comes to the service industry, but when it comes to investments where an individual may be putting hundreds of thousands, millions or even more of their hard earned dollars into a fund and a decision, for one reason or another it never seems to materialize as the popular trend that investments at high levels involve significant hand holding.

That has all changed for some investment bankers thanks to the ideas of Martin Lustgarten. While Martin has always been a technical whiz who truly understands the financial markets, he has made a career out of the relationship that needs to be established. Instead of just looking for the dollars and cents, Martin has made sure that his (and his clients’) financial decisions make actual sense. There is one thing about chasing profits, but there is another about going against the grain and bearing too much risk in the name of catching a few dollars more.

When it comes to true investing, there will be investment bankers in the future as there always have been who only look at bottom line figures. For some like Martin Lustgarten, this is a tremendous opportunity to build a long term financial relationship. Find Lustgarten on Facebook to learn more about his career and personal life.

Skout Joins Forces With Food Banks

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March 21, 2016

Skout is a company that has done a number of kind acts for their community, including both online and offline communities. The company helps people connect with each other through the use of a mobile application that users can download on their smartphones for free. Users just recently had a chance to use Skout to make a difference on their own. Skout was recently working with the San Fransisco Marin Food Bank, and they were allowing users to take part in the good deed by purchasing gifts for other users.

Gifting Through Skout Changes Lives

Skout developers launched a new gift for the special occasion. The gift they launched was in conjunction with celebrating National Potato Chip Day. Actually, the gift was a bag of potato chips, so users could make a friend feel good about their day with a digital gift while helping to support a noble cause. People love giving gifts on Skout. The founder and CEO released a statement about the celebration that was published on PR Newswire. He said, “Virtual gifting within our app is very popular.”

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Have you ever heard of Skout? If you have, then you know that it is one of the easiest ways to meet new people in your area or across the world. The application actually works to connect people in 180 different countries across the world. No other application has that type of reach while providing such great services and new features for users to appreciate. If you still haven’t downloaded Skout yet, then you should give them a test because they are free and easy to use.

The mobile application allows users to send messages to each other, so it is great for just the messaging service, but Skout has much more to offer its users. People are finding the new travel feature to be enjoyable. Passport allows users to connect with new people around the globe without ever leaving their home. It works great for those times when you will be going to a new country because it’s so nice to have friends to do things with when you are visiting places.

Read about PR Newswire’s original article on Skout’s work with local food banks here.

A New York Lawyer Is Helping Stray Animals

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March 21, 2016

A campaign was launched in January 2016 that will benefit stray animals in New York City. Animal lovers can help Ross Abelow raise $5,000. Once the money is collected, it will be given to animal shelters in New York City. The money that is donated will be used to purchase things like blankets, medicine, vaccines, food, and other items that are needed.

It is important that people get on board with this winter fundraiser. As the temperatures continue to drop during the cold winter months, more and more animals are suffering. Due to a lack of funds and space, many animal shelters have to turn animals away that need help. This means that they return to the streets where they suffer and can even die during the winter months.

This campaign was launched through Go Fund Me. This platform allows individuals to make small donations. The more individuals who donate, the more quickly the money will be raised and the more quickly the problem can be addressed. Using Go Fund Me, individuals who donate can make donations of only $20 or $30.

Ross Abelow went to the Brooklyn Law school. He started working as a lawyer in New York City in 1990. He worked for a couple of firms and then recently became a partner at a firm of his own. He and his partner continue to defend the rights of clients in New York City and in other places. Ross Abelow specializes as a matrimonial and family lawyer. At times, he will take cases that have to do with other parts of the law, including civil litigation and entertainment law.

Individuals can benefit from the information that Ross Abelow regularly posts on his Facebook account. They can become his friends and follow him. He regularly posts helpful legal information that can benefit readers. He also maintains an active presence in Mashable. Another way that readers can benefit is through the personal blog that Ross Abelow regularly maintains. Not only does he write legal articles, but he writes financial articles as well.

More space will be made available where animals can be taken care of, and more money will be on hand to purchase items that are needed for these animals. Contributing to animal shelters is the best way for animals to find long-term homes.

Coriant Looks To Showcase The Latest In Technology

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March 18, 2016

The optical networking experts at Coriant have been seeking the best options in improving the position of the brand in the eyes of those within the industry, and will bring a range of new products to the attention of the public in the near future. Under the newly installed leadership of Shaygan Kheradpir the U.S. and Germany based company will bring its latest innovations to the OFC 2016 forum in Anaheim, California, which should prove to be an exciting and innovative few days spent with industry experts.

Coriant has only been under the leadership of CEO Shaygan Kheradpir since late 2015 when the veteran technology executive took over the position from the promoted Pat DiPietro. Kheradpir had originally taken up a position with Coriant’s parent company, Marlin Equity Partners, to conduct a wide ranging review of the company to identify areas where profitability could be increased. The success and excellence of the review coupled with DiPietro’s move back to Marlin eventually led to Coriant approaching Kheradpir about taking over the brand.

The career of Shaygan Kheradpir would appear to make him the perfect match for the Coriant brand as the company looks to break the monopoly held by the top optical networking companies in the world. Kheradpir graduated from Cornell University with advanced degrees in electrical engineering, which led to him taking up a research executive role within GTE Labs and later Verizon. This is the period of the career of Shaygan Kheradpir that made his name in the technology industry as he stepped into the limelight by making innovative choices about how to develop new technology in a cost effective way. The London born executive did not limit his skills to developing new technologies, but also looked to other departments in the Verizon business where he could find the best ways of maximizing profits.

Coriant have made a number of breakthroughs that will be shown at the California based expo, including the unrivaled data center with 3.2 terabits of capacity. In recent months, Coriant have also unveiled lightning tolerant cabling that will go a long way to ensuring the company now headed by Kheradpir continues the impressive upward momentum it has created since being established in 2013.

Dog Food Companies Make it Easier to Feed Dogs Well

 

It seems like yesterday that dog food was thought of as something that was either dry or unrecognizable as food. This came form the days that companies thought that dog food had to be vastly different from the food that humans eat. However, it is well known that dogs eat a lot of similar foods that humans eat. Recently, companies began to explore this and thus created dog food that bears more of a resemblance to the food that humans eat. In fact, one of the philosophies is that dogs should be allowed to eat like their owners.

Among the premium dog food companies that offer dog food products that bear a huge resemblance to the foods that humans eat is Purina. Purina offers dry dog food. However, the highlight of Purina is their wet Beneful dog foods. Beneful food that they prepare actually looks and tastes like foods that humans eat. Dogs get to enjoy some of the same great taste that their owners enjoy. The products from Beneful are made from ingredients that could actually be seen. For instance, if the product is said to have rice in it, the dog and the owner could actually see the ingredients.

Beneful has product listings on the website which show what their products actually look like. Among the ingredients and recipes that are available is chicken tomatoes and wild rice for their “Incredibites” products. This flavor variety is actually made with real chicken. Purina actually takes the actual meat of chicken and puts it into the can for the owner to feed his dog.