North Korean Officials in Uproar After Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Story

Yeonmi Park is a young human rights activist that is making a name for herself. Yeonmi has been sharing her story on Daily Mail and the story of her people, a move that has North Korean officials in an uproar. Yeonmi, along with her mother and sister Eunmi, are defectors. Eunmi left North Korea before her mother and sister, accompanied by friends. They fled to China with the help of smugglers. The life they left behind is something of most people’s nightmares. Witnessed executions. No running water. Limited access to electricity and virtually no truthful knowledge of the world, outside of what the North Korean government taught. “The regime controls all. We know only what they want us to know,” Yeonmi said. “I used to think Kim Jong-un could read my mind. I used to think he could hear and see all.” When Yeonmi and her mother escaped China; they were raped and enslaved. Yeonmi was forced into marriage at the age of thirteen. She and her mother remained in China for several years before they made their way to freedom in South Korea. “This is a paradise,” Yeonmi told one reporter. “I had no real concept of freedom or democracy.” Yeonmi eventually enrolled at the Dongguk University in South Korea where she studied criminal justice. It was watching illegally viewing the film Titanic, while still in North Korea, that gave Yeonmi an awareness of freedom and her studies of Gandhi and Mandela that opened her up to the concept of human compassion. “We do not have concepts of these things in North Korea,” she said. “There are no words for these thoughts and feelings.” Yeonmi has since joined a think-tank and become a speaker against the atrocities that occur in “The Hermit Country,” North Korea. “People are starving. They are dying. They are taught to live only for the regime and that to die for the regime is the most honorable thing in life,” Yeonmi said on youtube. “This must stop. We cannot allow North Korea to continue on this course of action.

Coriant: Instant Networking Solutions Today

Coriant is a networking company that develops solutions for the current cloud-based business world. Their systems enable network operators to improve utilization of new network resources like multi-layering, optimizing services for consumer and business applications and many other. It is made up of a leadership team who are entrusted and proven to offer quality services to customers. Coriant was formed when Tellabs, Sycamore Networks, and Nokia Siemens Networks combined. They provide quality services at all levels of the organization from the business strategists to customer attendants. Quality policy in the company is based on values like treating the needs of the client first, working together as a team without compromising quality with a single vision.

The Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of Coriant Board is Shaygan Kheradpir. He is a proven technology and business leaders with a 28-years old of experience across the world in the telecommunication industry. His career began at GTE and later appointed by Verizon as EVP and Chief Information Officer. He then joined Barclays as the Chief Operations & Technology Officer and was also among the bank’s executive committee. In Barclays, Shaygan is responsible for the creation of the TRANSFORM program that was effective in 50 countries with a hundred and fifty thousand employees. He also developed the Integrated Operating Plan for Juniper Networks where he was the CEO. Shaygan also held the position of Operating Partner before joining Coriant at Marlin Equity Partners.

Shaygan studied at Cornell University and specialized in Electrical Engineering where he acquired bachelor’s degree, masters, and a doctorate. He is a holder of many patents in media, spanning telecom and Payments. He also acts as an adviser to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and a member of the Engineering Council of Cornell.

Coriant’s New CEO- Shaygan Kheradpir

In late 2015, Coriant announced that a new Chief Executive Officer would be taking the reigns of the telecommunications company. Technology and business executive Shaygan Kheradpir was offered the prestigious position after spending some time earlier in the year working with the senior management team. Kheradpir is a leader with experience in the industry who is stepping into the position as former leader Pat DiPietro transitions into his role as Vice Chairman.

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London, but grew up in Iran. He moved to the United States during his college years where he attended Cornell University and received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering. After graduating from Cornell, Kheradpir’s first professional position was in 1987 with GTE Laboratories. It was there that he learned management, network routing, and control which helped him to earn a promotion to become chief information officer for the company. GTE soon merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communication. Kheradpir had a major influence on the company’s IT division. His team had major contributions to the systems and hardware that were used in the company’s cellphones.

Before joining the team at Coriant, Shaygan Kheradpir also worked for Barclay’s and Juniper Networks. At Barclay’s, Kheradpir joined the global bank as the Chief Operating Officer where he helped to develop customer software. Before leaving the company, he was promoted to Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Kheradpir was CEO of Juniper Networks where he was responsible for developing and restructuring a plan requested by the investors.

Pittsburgh Steelers Tackle The Fashion World

Football according to wikipedia is America’s favorite sport and fans just can’t get enough of their favorite team. The lucky fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers may be looking a little more fashionable this year as the team has launched a new line of clothing. The new line will allow fans to integrate the Steelers logo into their own style. With this new line of clothing Pittsburgh fans can dress up or dress down and still show support for their team. Men will have many options of Steelers clothing to wear to work and on the weekend. While women will have a number of options, including pink and animal print. There is even a new website that will make it easier for fans to purchase these new items. Susan McGalla, the director of strategic planning for the Steelers, describes the new line as “sports goes to the street.” There are some understated logos that will not take away from one’s style but add to it. McGalla, former CEO of The Wet Seal, HFF and President of American Eagle Outfitters, is focused on innovating for the fans. While running American Eagle Outfitters she oversaw the launch of the popular aerie and 777kids brands. This new line from the Steelers is yet another innovation from McGalla that should resonate with Steelers fans across the country. Susan McGalla received her degree in Marketing from Mount Union College and used her talent to innovate in the retail and fashion industries for the majority of her professional career. This latest innovation with the Pittsburgh Steelers will no doubt lead the league in fashion points.

Kyle Bass Smells a Chinese Rat

There’s nothing set in stone economically–or so it seems. The reality is, economy shows predictable trends. Every seven years there’s a “slump”. Many financial advisers call it the “seven year slump”. It hit in September of last year–right around Jewish New Year–and was immediately followed by imploding European economy, the Syrian refugee crisis, and developments in the Chinese economy which Kyle Bass believes will decrease the American economy by a factor of between ten and twenty percent by year’s end.

The reason Kyle Bass, an Argentine based in Texas with close ties to Socialist Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, believes that America will suffer is because many businesses have interests tied to those of China, and China is poised to collapse like a house of cards. They’re poised to collapse because, according to Bass, their banks are at a value of 35 trillion, and their economy is only worth about 10 trillion. That’s a difference in magnitude by a factor of 3.5. When that bubble bursts, it’s going to get economic soap-suds everywhere, and we’re all going to have to wash our hands to get the stuff off. Who knows how hard the economic hygiene following this burst will be! But there’s a way to prevent it, Bass contends, and that’s keeping our distance from the bubble burst. We’ll get less on us that way, here in America.

The way to do that is to withdraw investment support as soon as possible, should that withdrawal be possible.

The flip-side of this coin is that Bass is speculating incorrectly, and withdrawal of support could end in facilitating the very implosion he predicts. It’s hard to tell with Bass because he’s a brilliant adviser who knows how the market works, and like the casinos in Vegas, Bass understands where the money is and the best way to rake it in. A hedge fund manager out of Texas, Bass was able to turn a lot of financial heads when he successfully predicted the sub-prime lending practices of American banks were akin to a child blowing a big soapy bubble about to explode all over the place. He was right.

UsefulStooges exposes that Kyle Bass soon after started an organization called The Coalition For Affordable Drugs, which has successfully diminished the expense of a number of big ticket pharmaceuticals’ medical solutions. Bass short sold his stock in the companies he had invested in whose value decreased because of his organization, and made a big profit.

So is he doing that kind of thing again by advising investors to be disturbed by Chinese economic trends, or is he legitimately identifying poor banking practices that will lead to an economic implosion? That’s for you to decide, but time will tell.

Creating Social Awareness Through Woke Twitter

Communication is not what it used to be, especially with the use of social media. Anything on social media has a chance to reach millions of people since the internet never sleeps. That is a fact that three people learned the hard way when they got exposed for their racist tweets. Justin Van Vuuren, Penny Sparrow, and Chris Hart were thrust into the spotlight when the “Woke Twitter” movement made people aware of their racism-drenched tweets.

The online community was outraged by the three, and that was not the end of it. Chris Hart, who was an analyst at Standard Bank, was suspended. It is clear that just because things happen online does not mean that they stay there. The outside world is paying attention as well.

Understanding Woke Twitter

All these events were the result of a new society on Twitter known as Woke Twitter. It is a faceless entity, but it is making some big waves by bringing people’s attention to things that matter like racism. Woke is a term that characterizes the state of being aware both politically and socially. In the world of social media that people live in today where having the right information has become easier. Woke Twitter highlights the issues that plague the society and calls for action.

One of the most notable campaigns of Woke Twitter is #BlackLivesMatter in the United States. The movement is about bringing equality among all people and giving everyone the same rights. In South Africa, Woke Twitter is responsible for the #RhodesMustFall movement. Online users can now connect with each other through hashtags on Twitter. Through Woke Twitter, the society as a whole realizes that there is an option of doing something else other than accepting the standard narrative.

Knowing Where Rights Start and End

It is important to note though that sometimes, activism through social media can go a tad far. Like the situation of Penny Sparrow’s daughter, Charmaine Crowie, who said she received threatening calls because of what her mother did. Brenda Wardle, a legal activist, explains that Sparrow infringed upon the rights of other people when she made her remarks. Wardle makes it clear that some clauses in the constitution limit the freedom of expression that people enjoy. Free speech should not violate the rights of other individuals.

Brenda Wardle has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Law, and she provides legal analysis on a variety of subjects including Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights. She is also a facilitator on various legal matters. Wardle went on further to explain that, when Sparrow equated Black South Africans to monkeys, apes and animals, she discriminated them and infringed upon their rights.

Follow Brenda Wardle on Twitter and check out her new book, To Kill a Fragile Rose.

George Soros stock Market Prediction

Worldwide markets are confronting an emergency, and financial specialists should be extremely careful, very wealthy person George Soros told a monetary gathering in Sri Lanka on Thursday.

China is attempting to locate another development model, and its money depreciation is exchanging issues to whatever is left of the world, Soros said in Colombo. An arrival to reasonable loan fees is a test for the creating scene; he said, including that the present environment has similitudes to 2008.

Worldwide cash, stock and thing markets are under flame in the first week of the new year, with a sinking yuan adding to worry about the quality of China’s economy as it moves far from speculation and producing toward utilization and administrations. Practically $2.5 trillion was wiped from the estimation of universal values this year through Wednesday, and misfortunes extended in Asia on Thursday as a dive in Chinese values ended exchange for whatever remains of the day.

“China has a serious modification issue,” Soros said on Bloomberg. “I would say it adds up to an emergency. When I take a gander at the related money markets, there is an exact test that helps me to remember the crisis we had in 2008.”

Soros has cautioned of a 2008-such as fiasco some time recently. On a board in Washington in September 2011, he said the Greece-conceived European obligation crunch was “a greater number of genuine than the emergency of 2008.” Bloomberg

Soros, whose speculative stock investments firm increased around 20 percent a year by and large from 1969 to 2011, has total assets of about $27.3 billion, as indicated by the Bloomberg Extremely rich people List. He started his vacation in New York City in the 1950s and picked up a notoriety for his netting so as to put ability in 1992 $1 billion with a wager that the U.K. would be compelled to cheapen the pound.

Measures of unpredictability are surging this year. The Chicago Board Alternatives Trade Unpredictability Record, known as the apprehension age or the VIX, is up 13 percent. The Nikkei Stock Normal Unpredictability File, which measures the expense of insurance on Japanese offers, has climbed 43 percent in 2016, and a Merrill Lynch list of foreseen cost swings in Treasury bonds rose 5.7 percent.

GEORGE Soros’ record is adequately high, especially on full-scale financial calls, that it merits paying heed when he sounds the caution. His most recent proposal is that the present environment helps him to remember 2008, the prelude to one of the most noticeably awful bear markets ever. The notoriety of George Osborne, England’s fund pastor, is not at all like as raised however he is likewise set to caution today that the present year might be the hardest for the worldwide economy since the financial emergency. Economist.

Human Rights and Human Rights Advocate

Human rights are those rights that common to all human beings irrespective of our nationality, sex, colour to name but a few. Hunan Rights Foundation is a nonprofit organisation aimed at promoting and protecting human rights globally. Just recently, there was a controversy between Nicki MInaj’s performance and Robert F. Kennedy human rights organisation. The cause of the controversy was as a result of Nicki Minaj agreeing to perform at a Christmas festival concert by Unitel a communication company run by the family of the Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who The RFK human rights organisation refers to as a dictator. According to the human rights organisation, the dos Santos family has exploited Angola’s diamond wealth to obtain an illegitimate fortune while at the same time controlling all government branches. The human rights group further goes ahead and to accuse the Dos Santos family of harassment to the citizens of Angola who protests against his rule thus violating the International human rights law that require the government to act in certain ways and refrain from acts that do not promote and protect human rights and freedoms of individuals. There are some human rights advocates in the world today and among them is Thor Halvorssen.
Thor Halvorsen is not only a human rights activist and founder of A Human Rights Foundation in New York but also a film producer. Halvorssen was born in Venezuela s the second born in a family of three. He started his human rights advocacy in 1989 while in London by showing opposition to the South African apartheid. Before him founding the Human Rights Foundation, Thor was a co-founder and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Human Rights in Education and also a founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum to name but a few.
Halvorsen became interested in human rights activism when his father was falsely impressed by the Venezuelan Government. Halvorsen, who sits on the HRF’s Board of Directors, is a political science graduate fro the University of Pennsylvania. Halvorssen’s opinions and views on human rights have been broadcast widely through print medias such as Forbes and The New York Times as well as television outlets such as CNN to name a few. He is a film producer and has overseen the production of several films with a focus on human rights and freedom such as The Sugar Babies, among others.

World Traveler Chronicles His Trips Via Photography and Music

Jon Urbana is an Entrepreneur and former Professional Lacrosse athlete. He is currently the Head of Business Development for Ellipse USA, which is a Denmark-based company involved in advanced laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies. His other passion is the Next Level Lacrosse Camp in Denver, Colorado. He is also a two-time NCAA All-American and the Denver Outlaws CAA Player of the Year.

Charity Drive
Jon Urbana is a big supporter of homeless cats. He started a CrowdRise Charity Drive for the Animal Rescue and Adoption Society. This is a a no-kill cat shelter that is committed to providing a safe place for cats in the Denver area. Jon’s love of animals started long before his love of lacrosse and his founding of Next Level Lacrosse Camp. The Animal Rescue and Adoption Society has become one of Denver’s most prominent nonprofit organizations.

Jon launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the Earth Force Foundation. This foundation was started as a way to raise awareness of environmental issues that affect each person’s local community.

Next Level Lacrosse

Jon Urbana is the co-founder of Next Level Lacrosse Camp with Lou Braun. He is a decorated lacrosse player with deep ties to the Villanova community. He teaches young players with a desire to get them at the level he was at their age and helps them on Facebook with his immense knowledge and experience. The coaches are professional players from college teams and major league teams. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious lacrosse camps in the country.

Music Pursuit
Jon Urbana’s passion for music started with just Ableton software and a guitar. He learned to take full advantage of all there is to offer in electronic music (I Heard By Choice), remixing his music and creating a few original tracks. He’s also built up a base of followers on sites like TwitterSoundcloud and MTV and looks forward to sharing more of his recent music.

Photography
His other passion is photography and some of his favorite pictures can be seen here.

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Great Dog Food Brands for Your Pet

When you are the owner of a dog, you know how important it is for the pooch to be living on a healthy diet. This is the food your dog eats consistently, so it needs to be of high quality ingredients. If you feel that it is time for you to change dog food brands, it is absolutely essential for you to buy one from a brand that you know you can trust fully. By getting a better brand of dog food, it is going to be easy for you to know you are making a great decision for your dog’s health and life. One of the very best dog food brands on the market is known as Beneful. Beneful has been around for many years and continues to be a top name when it comes to dog food. This is because so many people are choosing it for themselves and are satisfied with the quality of ingredients that the company uses. One of the best things about the Beneful brand is that they are a lot cheaper and more affordable than some of the other brands that use good ingredients. When you make the switch to Beneful, you will notice that your dog benefits tremendously and truly feels good about the way that he feels. The better food from Purina Beneful will give him more energy and he will feel great and look good as well. The Beneful line of dog food has a variety of products specific to your dog’s needs. Whether you have a senior dog or one that is young and needs additional nutrients, this is something that you will find to be highly beneficial to them and their optimal needs. Now that you know how important it is for you to go with a great brand of dog food, you will want to familiarize yourself with a variety of different options and choose the one that is best for your pet and budget. You need a good product to ensure that they are happy and are continually cared for when it comes to their own nutrition.