Yeonmi Park Takes The World By Storm

Young North Korean civil rights activist Yeonmi Park was born in 1993 in Hyesan, North Korea – just a brief 21 years ago. Born into a world very different from that of young Western children, Yeon-mi learned from an early age to hate foreigners, to express unending devotion toward her Dear Leader, and to trust no one. Her mother used to tell her that even the mice and birds had ears.

Last year, the UN released a report that was compiled based on interviews with over 300 North Korean refugees that detailed a mind-bogglingly long list of horrors and atrocities committed by the North Korean government against its own citizens. Many of the testimonies of those interred at government run hard labor camps painted a picture of abuse eerily similar to that which Louis Zamperini described in his biography “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.

The difference is that Louis Zamperini was in a Japanese internment camp during a war in which his country was a legitimate enemy of his captors. The North Koreans were imprisoned in camps by their own country and the guards their own countrymen and women. And yet the testimonies of North Korean refugees regarding their treatment in forced labor camps in their own country bear painfully strong parallels to Zamperini’s accounts of the treatment of Japanese guards towards their enemies in WWII.

One woman testified to watching a guard beat a starving woman who had recently given birth to a baby, before forcing the woman to drown her own newborn child. Another man testified to being starved so severely, that he dropped from a fit and healthy 165 lbs to a sickly and alarming 79 lbs in his brief 10 months of incarceration. Several people have testified to various means of torture employed by the guards, and stories of rape, forced abortion and infanticide are too numerous to list. Except of course in the 400 page report compiled and released by the UN.

In 2007, when Yeon-mi was a mere 14 years old, she and her mother escaped into China across a frozen river in the middle of winter. But rather than being in a place of safety once they arrived, they were still in danger of being hunted down and sent back by Chinese authorities. Unable to rely on the protection of government officials, Yeon-mi and her mother were subjected to more than a year of further horrors and ongoing atrocities. Finally, nearly two years after their original escape from North Korea, they made their way into Mongolia where they found shelter at the South Korean embassy.

Today, Yeon-mi Park is a vocal and outspoken advocate on Independent for freedom in North Korea. As a frequent guest on numerous radio and TV shows, she has gained a platform in South Korea and after a passionate speech delivered at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland in 2014, she gained a global following of sympathetic supporters. Recently she appeared on BBC’s revered “Top 100 Women of 2104” list and was one of the youngest women to ever receive that prestigious honor.

The Career of Betsy Devos is Not Slowing Down in 2018

With an already significant career in place, Betsy Devos achieved a major advancement when she was appointed by President Trump in 2016 to be The Secretary of the Education in Washington, DC. This has been the culmination of her life’s work in education in Michigan. As a persuasive leader and businesswoman, she and her well-known husband, Dick Devos, have been leaders in business and education and philanthropists in the Republican Party in Michigan as well as the national party.

 

Both the Devoses came from influential families, but Ms. Devos’s appointment to Washington, D.C has been the culmination of her career. Most of her family are respected in strategic business adventures and advancing education, so Betsy naturally fell into working to for better education for students in Michigan where she was born.

 

Ms. Devos was instrumental in establishing charter schools and other programs that enabled students in low-class situations to attend higher-rated schools that would allow them to have a better chance at success. Today, Detroit has the largest concentration of charter schools in the U.S.

 

Betsy Devos’s father-in-law is founder and CEO of Amway, the multi-million dollar, multilevel marketing company, which has become a household name around the globe. Betsy and Dick are heirs of the Devos Family Foundation, and together, they have donated over $140 million to benefit new educational endeavors and the Republican Party.

 

There is a strategic business sense that flows through all generations of the Devos family. They are known to be movers and shakers in the business world both in Michigan and the U.S. Ms. Devos is also co-founder with her husband of the West Michigan Aviation Academy. This is the first premier charter school that is directly on the grounds of the Grand Rapids Airport. The school specifically prepares students for advanced careers in the aviation industry within a charter school structure.

 

In Washington, Betsy Devos is developing a reputation of having extreme tenacity, though she appears simply sophisticated. In a recent election, Senate passed her with a 51-50 vote for the position of a cabinet officer. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tiebreaking vote, which only confirms her upward success.

 

To learn more, visit www.betsydevos.com.

Sahm Adrangi Presents on Short Selling Fraud

Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Kerrisdale Capital Management Company. Kerrisdale mainly focuses on long-term investments and special event-driven situations. It is also very research-oriented and includes industries such as mining and biotechnology. Under Adrangi’s leadership, the company also specializes in short activisim exposing short-selling advertising.

Sahm Adrangi recently did a presentation about short selling advertisement fraud with Kase Learning. In it, he stated that Kerrisdale regularly posts new findings on their website, carrouselcat.com, Twitter, and Seeking Alpha. He used the Wikipedia definition of ad fraud, which is defined as the practice falsely representing the number of data events and click conversions for the sake of generating more profit.

How that sort of ad fraud typically works is when a company is looking to spend x amount on advertising. Sometimes, their ads end up on artificial websites that are viewed only by bots and bot nets. The majority of those bots are designed by Eastern European hackers who get that profit instead of a legitmate publisher that actual users can see.

The more that ad fraud is discovered, the more hesitant that business owners will be to post online ads. It is often the intermediaries who are making the ad fraud so pervasive. They are the ones who are benefitting the most from the clicks and the exchanges. If a company is found to have at least a 25 percent exchange, from what Sahm Adrangi says, that’s usually when a short activist lets the business owner know what’s going on.

Sahm Adrangi states that in the case of click fraud, instead of humans making the clicks, it’s often the bots that are entering in all the data. Those sites are often blank with no visible content to the human eye. Vague display ads are another. In the case of videos, there’s often a large amount of other videos behind and around them. The one-pixel videos displayed in the vague ads are another. The videos end up being charged to the business owner but don’t actually get seen by anyone. As a result, Sahm Adrangi recommends going to the company site to watch their videos.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=252047507&privcapId=109092301&previousCapId=109092301&previousTitle=Kerrisdale%20Capital%20Management%20LLC

The Controversial Shervin Pishevar

The social media in today’s generation can be used for various reasons including improving different industrial sectors. When fully utilized, it can bring great returns to the organization as well as foster change within the company due to feedback.

Shervin Pishevar graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He has founded and operated technology aided organizations including the social gaming network and hyper office among others.

He serves as the entrepreneurial ambassador n state department delegations and the foreign scholarships Board. Shervin Pishevar was also chosen by the government as the Outstanding American by Choice and selected as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor award winner.

After the United States recent market drop, Shervin Pishevar come back to the limelight posting a fifty point tweet opinion stating the reasons for the market failure. It is not the first time that he created an internet traffic, but this time he showed his ability to beak or create companies in the market.

In his rant, Shervin predicts that the market will drop consequently by 6000 points in the months into the future. This is because of the financial challenges that most operating companies expect to face. He also indicates that the unpredictability in bonds will wave through the rest of the market due to the uncertainties of the global trade deal.

Additionally, he talks about the falling of bitcoin. He predicts that bitcoin will continue failing due to unavailability of cheap money, spreading inflation, underemployment and crashing stock markets. It will however stabilize after a period of twenty four months.

Shervin Pishevar goes ahead to claim that silicon valley is no longer the mother of technologies. He states that silicon has lost its competitive superiority to upcoming innovations like entrepreneurship.

To add on that, he claims that in the near future, the United States will lose to countries like China in terms of development. He states that the infrastructure being in shreds, decrypt and crumbling due to short term thinking.

Finally, he indicates that monopoly is still far from being eradicated. Huge companies will progressively have too much power over new startups due to market restrictions.

https://www.wingsjournal.com/shervin-pishevar-hyperloop-one

Aloha Construction and The Reasons It Is Able To Offer Quality Services to Clients

CEO of Aloha Construction Dave Farbaky is a remarkable fellow. He is strategic, passionate and compassionate in his corporate endeavors. Through him, Aloha Construction has built a good name in the field of construction. Through his family-led style of leadership for Aloha Construction, he is able to attract the kind of people that would help Aloha grow in scale, quality and expertise. The entire leadership of Aloha Construction would not even be rightly employed to the workforce without Farbaky’s impressive way of employing business strategies.

Farbaky’s leadership has also led Aloha to be a trusted resource in fire prevention. In fact, an article from Realty Times would remind everyone of how Aloha analyses the ways to prevent house fires and other accidents. Farbaky is also able to make sure in his set of tips that not only can clients secure their home from fire, but also make sure to find the next best steps after a house fire accident happens. He shared there some of the tips to deflect vandals from one’s property and how to make sure that the home is safe even if the family or people living there are out of town.

What is also interesting to share about Aloha today is the fact that it is family-owned and operated. With this kind of approach, the CEO Farbaky is able to maintain a kind of stronger unity, honesty and responsibility in its operations. With the way that Aloha is growing, it is not a stretch to say that family-owned businesses have a better edge and a good hedge against the kind of risks that may put inferior companies at risk.

The experts of Aloha are also still growing in their reputation and popularity because of their guarantees. The experts in Aloha guarantee customer satisfaction and are always willing to extend their hand to people who need their assistance. Not only is the company able to assist families in case of fire and other emergencies, but they’re also able to offer the kind of assistance that not many providers are open to doing.

Another recent achievement of Aloha today would be the fact that it is the 2017 BBB Torch Award winner. This indicates that Aloha is indeed a company worthy of everyone’s trust.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/news/ct-lzc-charity-shopping-spree-tl-0818-20160815-story.html

Wes Edens: Soccer and Trains

Along with Nassef Sawiris, Wes Edens bought the Aston Villa soccer team from Tony Xia, who will stay on the soccer team’s co-chairman. While the exact amount of the stake isn’t known, it was said that it’s a pretty significant investment. What is known, though, is that Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris now own 55% of the soccer team, which puts them at the majority. Even though the amount isn’t known, it was public knowledge that the soccer team needed around £70 million to take care of their operating costs for next season.

Edens and Sawiris are taking on a pretty big challenge because the team lost the championship in 2016 and they’ve lost some of their best players. They are going to focus on strengthening the team and get them back to winning. They’re confident that they will be able to help the team get back to its roots and be the historic team once again.

Besides purchasing the soccer team, Wes Edens has also made traveling between Miami and Fort Lauderdale much less complicated. The drive should take around 45 minutes, but traffic and other issues rarely make that possible. With Brightline, a privately owned and operated passenger train system, makes it so the ride is just 30 minutes. Passengers can enjoy leather seats, food, and free Wi-Fi.

A one way ticket on this train costs $10, which is much cheaper than what an Uber would charge you. Currently, the train can also be ridden to West Palm Beach and, hopefully, Orlando in the near future. This would make the trip be 2 hours at the max, which is great because driving would be at least 2.5 hours. One of the reasons it’s so fast is because it goes around 80mph, while driving yourself would only be around 35mph with traffic. If you ride to Orlando, it would go to around 135mph! Wes Edens understands the need to get where you’re going when you need to without having to worry about leaving earlier. Most Miami drivers don’t like leaving their cars but, so far, everyone has been relatively happy with the train. Read full article

Share the Wealth of Knowledge: Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad has had a distinguished career when it comes to helping children around the world. He worked his way from Palestine to Saudi Arabia where he kept a close eye on the Royal Family in the city of Riyadh. After he was finished he was able to practice his craft in England and the United States as well. For more than forty years. Saad Saad has given his talents and his time to the children that need him the most. He makes sure to go back to Palestine on mercy missions to help children that need his expert touch. In the following article: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/ he talks about his missions in the United States as well as Palestine.

He was approached by the Palestinian Children’s Relief fund to perform emergency surgeries on kids who needed his special attention. The first patient he helped was a fifteen-year-old boy who had suffered a gunshot wound in the West Bank. He was flown to the United States and had a seven-hour surgery to patch the holes and take care of internal injuries. It went well for both of them. A second surgery that Saad Saad performed was on a fifteen-year-old girl. She was born with her intestines on the outside instead of inside the body. He performed surgery for five hours and the procedure helped the girl live a normal life.

Complex surgeries in the United States are one thing but Saad Saad makes sure to go to Palestine on a regular basis. He has been on eight medical missions since 2003. The reasons that he does these missions are quite simple. The first reason is to be able to give doctors hands-on knowledge that young new doctors could use to help as many people as they can. The second reason is that he wants to help people who cannot afford the expense of traveling to the United States for the treatment children need. The third reason is to help the economy. When a Palestinian goes to Isreal for a surgical procedure the cost is deducted from their taxes and the money collected goes back to Palestine. That is very interesting.

Dr. Saad Saad wants to share the wealth when it comes to the latest knowledge in pediatric surgery. He has spent his life helping people all over the world. Helping people is what gives him the most satisfaction each and every day.

Learn more : https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad

The Backpage Closure, Rise of Frontera Fund and The Activism of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin for the Marginalized

It is necessary for the Latin-American groups in America to get the protection they deserve. Otherwise, their civil rights and human rights would always be undermined by malicious people, mostly working in the government. Without the right people to back them up, their civil rights would go down the drain and would lead to conflicts that would deepen the animosity in the country. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

It is this vision that gives energy to two veteran newspapermen today to fight for the rights of the Hispanic communities in America. These two journalists are no other than the men behind the Village Voice, Front Page Confidential and Frontera Fund, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

One of the most recent news people can hear about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey today would be the fact that their news media project, Backpage, had recently been closed down by the government.

The action was seen to be an act of direct censorship by the government and has led to the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey themselves, which happened last 6 April 2018.

There were also other executives of the news portal that were arrested, which included Scott Spear and John Brunst. The charges against them include prostitution, conspiracy and money laundering.

The Background of the Veteran Journalists

The background of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would have to start from where they used to be rules of the media. They were the head of an empire of various alternative weeklies, which were rooted in Phoenix New Times in 1970.

Over the years Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey fought allegations that their website is a portal for facilitating sex trafficking, but later on decided to sell their shares and interest of Backpage to its new CEO Carl Ferrer. This was in 2015.

The Frontera Fund Introduction

Another case that defined the career of Lacey and Larkin today would be when they won a landmark case against Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio wrongfully arrested Larkin and Lacey from their homes in the middle of the night.

The two were detained but were later on released. Larkin and Lacey fought back by releasing many cases of human rights abuse against Arpaio. They won the case and got $3.75 million dollars for settlement money.

This settlement money is now what’s fuelling the operations of the Frontera Fund. It must be defined that the Frontera Fund is an initiative, a political movement, but not a political party. It is the hope of the fund to help efforts in protecting the rights of migrant communities in the country today.

With the recent case that Backpage is experiencing lately, it is more relevant than ever to have Frontera Fund overwatching the actions of the Federal government.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://angel.co/michael-lacey-3 and http://reporterexpert.com/sheriff-arpaios-2017-criminal-conviction-clash-michael-lacey-jim-larkin/

Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Previously, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was the president of Bradesco and chief executive officer of Banco Bradesco while Octavio De Lazari Junior was the vice president of the bank. Trabuco has held this position for quite some time now. In fact, he was recognized as the entrepreneur of the group and was among the top hundred most influential Brazilians. However, Luiz is supposed to remain in the office as the president of the executive board until the board held its first meeting immediately after the next Ordinary General Meeting. Read more at Ultimo Segundo about Trabuco.

 

Trabuco was appointed as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bradesco group in October 2017. In the same year, he also became the president of the bank. Trabuco started a lending program to help the small business owners. This was a considerable achievement for Bradesco in terms of financial risk.

 

In this private organization, there is a formal process of succession and nomination. The replacement of Mr. Carlos and Mr. Octavio’s appointment caused some dispute. However, it was endorsed by the Succession and Appointment Committee of Bradesco. Also, the name of the committee is usually supported during the board meeting.

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Luiz Carlos held a conversation with the press where he stated that the process of his successor, Octavio De Lazari, had a schedule and was to take place the following month. Luiz also said that the board of council of Bradesco was to be proposed before the assembly. Mr. Octavio Lazari was not a favorite of the seven vice presidents in Bradesco. Many analysts suggested that Mauricio Minas, the head of technology in the company, was to be nominated as the new president. However, the bank has to maintain its line of succession and continuity so that it can continue holding the prominent position it has always held in the international and national financial scenarios.

 

Trabuco’s long journey in the banking industry has been very fruitful. The strong impacts he has made have helped Bradesco bank to thrive, improve its performance and the services it offers to the Brazil citizens. He has been in the career for more than forty-eight years where he has helped thousands of people. Learn more about Trabuco at Crunchbase.

Freedom Checks Are On Their Way

The new tax plan has passed and businesses can expect benefits that are coming with these tax breaks. American taxpayers will also experience an increase in their wallet as 34.6 billion is set to be distributed next month. That said, their investments will give Americans the reason to expect money. Doug Smith who lives in Joplin Missouri at age 46 is set to receive $24,075. Another woman who’s 50 years old living in Tulsa, Oklahoma is getting $66,570. Mike Reed of Golden Colorado who will be taking in the highest amount of $160,923.

It all depends how you invested and what payment you will receive. The above examples show there is an abundance of money to be obtained. It all started when Matt Badiali inform the world in a video about Freedom Checks. He stated no matter how old you are you will get to benefit from these checks. It doesn’t matter if you make a lot of money or what you have in the bank. Everyone who was in the market prior to July 1st can collect on these checks. Matt Badiali comments this could be the biggest cash grab in history when it comes to the private Freedom Checks program.

The way it works is that if 90% of any company’s revenue that is made up from storage, transportation or natural resource production and processing, they are eligible. Is also required that the stakeholders of the company received their Freedom Checks. For the small amount of $10 anybody can be a stakeholder. You should not confuse this program with medicare or social security. However, if you receive high social security you get larger Freedom Checks. Matt Badiali has an investment opportunity that is called the Master Limited Partnership or MLP. They are publicly traded allowing for tax-related advantages.

Profits are not taxed until a payout is made to investors. It also gives more cash flow to businesses like those that have gone public. MLPs are in the business industries of oil and gas and transportation. They find new wells for oil and gas to be transferred ported through a pipeline. Additionally, they refine oil in fields that are located in the United States.

ID Life Products for Healthy Living

People that are interested in getting in shape will need a blueprint for how they will eat healthier and work on losing weight. What a company like ID Life does is provide the necessary supplements that people need to carry out a better plan for their daily routine.

There are a plethora of supplements available in various types of forms to help those that are on a journey to weight loss and better physical fitness. The supplements come in things like grape and vanilla flavors. There are abundant number of shapes for people that are trying to lose weight, but there are also protein shake supplements for those that need to replenish their body after they have been working out. This tends to be one of the best sellers for ID Life because it provides a powder-based formula for regaining electrolytes and nutrients that are depleted during workouts.

ID Life is also a company that sells other products like protein bars for people that are in need of energy. This company even sells sleep night aids for those that have trouble resting. The overall goal for ID Life is to put people in a better place when it comes to their health needs. This is a company that is revolutionizing the way that people add supplements into the mix when it comes to getting help. It has become the type of company that is leading the way when it comes down to products that are safe and reliable.

Products from ID Life like hydrate allow people to mix drinks together that can provide a level of hydration that allows people to skip all of the sugar related products that people usually consume when they are trying to hydrate.

The number of products that are sold by ID life are growing, and the most important takeaway that most people will find is that this is high quality protein. This is why the large majority of customers are utilizing ID Life Products. They want access to high-quality products that will eventually help them improve their quality of life.

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