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The Bravery of Yeonmi Park

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Yeonmi Park has an amazing story. She was born in 1993 and came from a well educated and politically connected family. Sadly her father was sent to a labor camp for sending metals to China and her family faced poverty. She escaped to China at age 13 with her mother and was kidnapped by human traffickers. During one of her speeches she said “I never knew what human trafficking was, and I couldn’t imagine how people could sell other people. I could not believe they were negotiating price before my eyes.” The things that Yeonmi has seen and experienced are truly shocking and unforgiveable. Guards positioned at the borders of China were ordered to shoot anyone seen fleeing. She watched her mother being raped after she refused to allow the man to rape Yeonmi. She witnessed executions and she even states she was brainwashed. She became someone’s mistress just so she could be together with her mother and father. She stated that the watching the movie ‘Titanic’ was the only thing that helped keep her going. During her speech in Dublin Ireland in 2014 she said “when I was crossing the Gobi desert,scared of dying, I thought nobody cares, but you have listened to my story. you have cared.” At a young age Yeonmi was taught by her mother not to express her feelings. It’s beautiful that now she has become a great public speaker and advocate. In North Korean 24 million people live in enforced poverty overseen by Kim Jong Un. Yeonmi feels that North Korea is a dangerous place to live. They are forced into strict classes and aren’t able to think for themselves.

Yeonmi is now an advocate for human rights and victims of trafficking. Her memoir will be release this September 2015 and is titled ‘In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. Yeonmi stars in a television program called “Now On My Way To Meet You.” The show features several women who share stories about their lives in North Korea and why they fled. She is 22 years old and currently lives in South Korea. During another speech Yeonmi captivated her audience with the following. “For the first time in my life, I own me. I own myself, and this is so powerful to me. I always belonged to the states or to a man who bought me, and I have a voice now. Freedom allowed me to have a voice. I want to use this voice, and I want everyone else to use their voice too. I want to say that people in North Korea are dying for food and freedom, and it’s not freedom of expression-its of wearing jeans or watching movies. These people are just like us. The girls of 14 and 15 years old are being sold for two hundred dollars. They fear what you fear. The people in North Korea have hope.”



Citadel is a global investment firm that was founded by Ken Griffin in 1990. Kenneth began his entrepreneurship during his first year at Harvard University where he started a hedge fund which later gained him recognition by Frank Meyer, an investor and founder of Glenwood Capital LLC. Kenneth’s entrepreneurship skills and performance is what led to the formation of Citadel. Kenneth Griffin is the founder and chief executive officer of Citadel LLC and is ranked among the highest earning hedge fund managers. He has been recognized for his contributions in the financial world especially because he has made his stand on issues regarding the regulations of the markets. He has emphasized on the need for the regulations to keep up with the changing market structures to ensure equity. His fierce commitment has been a great contribution to the success of Citadel LLC.

Citadel on has since its formation continued to make impact on the global economy. It started as a firm that focuses on convertible bond arbitrage but has diversified over the years in order to capture the growth the market. Citadel group is comprised of Citadel, Citadel securities and Citadel technology. Citadel deals with alternative asset management whereas Citadel securities is a liquidity provider in America’s capital market. Citadel Technology on the other hand deals with providing solutions for investment management technology.

Citadel is dedicated to helping investors from around the world achieve their goals and objectives. Despite the 2008 financial crisis, Citadel has managed to gain back its momentum through the diverse investment strategies and hiring experts. To increase its efficiency in the financial market, Citadel has opened offices across the world including places such as Chicago, New York, London, and Hong Kong among many more. Citadel is built to deliver excellence and is motivated towards uncovering and capturing new opportunities in the financial market.

Citadel has received all kinds of recognition including awards from prominent industry observers. Citadel was named as one of the greatest places of work in the financial market. It has also been awarded the Absolute Return award in 2013 and three of the same award in 2012. It has also been awarded two HFM awards in 2012 including the Management Firm of the Year. In 2013 and 2014, it was awarded Multistrategy Hedge Fund Manager of The year from institutional magazine. Citadel is highly ranked in Institutional Investor’s Alpha. Citadel remains focused on its goal to deliver high risk-adjusted returns for its investors. It is also involved in community development through providing education and helping children and families with acute medical needs. Since its founder has been involved in acts of kindness and compassion, the firm has followed his steps. The firm, which is among the hedge fund companies that have existed for more than twenty years, continues to make a mark in the financial market as one of the most successful hedge fund globally. The firm’s success has been greatly attributed to the risk management ability according to Risk Magazine.

Susan McGalla Discusses How Best To Speak To Future Businesswomen

Home | Ideas for Leadership | Susan McGalla Discusses How Best To Speak To Future Businesswomen

A number of campaigners have recently been looking to find new and innovative ways to make sure as many women look to enter the business world as possible. These options have included the use of seminars and speeches by campaigners that explain the current problems and the best ways of finding high quality positions in the future. Pittsburgh based Susan McGalla is one of the most respected businesspeople in the US and has her own views on how best to encourage the future businesswomen of the world to find their own way in an industry.

Susan McGalla according to an article on bizjournals credits her own success on the family she grew up with, which included a father who was a football coach and a number of male siblings. McGalla believes the role of her family has played an important part in her business career, which has taken her from American Eagle to the Pittsburgh Steelers. McGalla believes hre own career would not have gone in the same way if she had listened to a large number of the campaigners who have taken on the cause of bringing more women into the business world. In her own career, Susan McGalla has stated she has not made any concessions for her own gender and believes if she did she would have not performed as well as she has in the past.

When discussing the issue of women entering the business world in executive positions, Susan McGalla has stated she does not believe the many campaigns launched have served women well. Instead, the Director of Operations and Strategic Growth at the Pittsburgh Steelers believes the use of buzzwords and simple policies have led to a feeling that women are not served well by business leaders. McGalla believes the problems highlighted by campaigners are proudcing female business leaders who are looking to blame the issues they face on their gender. Susan McGalla herself has yet to use her gender as an excuse or reason for any of the career issues she has faced over a successful period in executive positions.

In various interviews, the businessperson who moved from being a regional buyer for American Eagle to a role as the President of the company and marketing expert explains women should see themsleves simply as businesspeople. Susan McGalla states the only time she ever makes a concession for her gender is during business trips when she refuses to be the last person to arrive at the first meeting of the trip. McGalla has completed a successful period in her career, which has included the chance to create her own exective consultancy group, P3.

Skout turns heads by new Nixter partnership

Home | Digital World | Skout turns heads by new Nixter partnership

If you’re new to the online dating scene and don’t feel too comfortable signing up for subscriptions like E-Harmony or then fear not! There are sites that would be the perfect match for you and others who have trepidation about online dating, in general or just certain sites.

Skout is social networking app that allows you to connect with people from all over the world. You don’t even have to be considering something of the romantic nature. You could simply be interested in finding that next b.f.f. Skout used to be adults only but it recently opened it’s doors to teens as well so it really is for everyone.

This new marriage of, Nixter and Skout, as discussed in the article is practically the best of both worlds. While Skout is meant to connect you with total strangers, Nixter is meant simply to find the best entertainment scene wherever you are. So if you’re visiting family in Denver and you all want to go out to a concert or maybe even try a new club you would flip open Nixter and you’d be directed to the nearest hopping place and possibly even buy tickets if it’s a concert and it’s almost sold out.

Nixter has way more competition than Skout and the co-founder Francisco Saez, of Skout Nixter, mentioned this and how troublesome it might be but he and Skout’s CEO Christian Wiklund are determined and positive it will be a wonderful and gainful match. They’re going to keep the two apps separate but they will be highly integrated with each other. While majority of Skout’s users are found in the United States the founders believe that this match will even increase their sign up rate.

Both apps are free to use although Skout has a point type of currency which can be used to “unlock” features like who checked your profile. It is Wiklund’s hope that this combination of Skout Nixter will bring a new loyal customer following. He believes it’s something the people really want. Which definitely makes sense because if you were using Skout for romantic reasons and found someone you were interested in the next, obvious, step would be to ask them out on a date and with Nixter now being integrated not into Skout’s design but with their platform you could find tickets to a local concert and then see if your love interest was up for going out to see this local band. Nixter also has a feature that lets you acquire VIP benefits if you’re at a club or venue that has that type of service for those that pay extra. This could be a way to impress your friends or love interest if you met either on Skout. Saez, of Nixter, says that they had a difficult decision regarding merging with Skout but they eventually agreed to the mutual benefits they would reap and are hopeful this will be one powerful combo.

A New Handy way of doing things

Home | Digital World | A New Handy way of doing things

Before the digital revolution, there was really not a way to bring oneself up in the world quickly, and sometimes this journey to prosperity could take generations. There was the higher education route and the job experience that is gained by starting at the very bottom and enduring the system in order to finally have someone else designate you to a higher standing in the job. Because of this, people hold on to jobs and other opportunities sometimes until they die at which time the opportunity passes to someone of their choosing. This is often family or close friends that were also gained from closed groups.

This has made whole industries dependent on certain segments of society with exclusions to all others. Upward mobility was not part of the journey unless these long term endeavors were undertaken with much expense and with no guarantees. The education route is also somewhat flawed because any education learned before the digital revolution is meaningless without the acumen to manage the new digital way of doing things. Anyone or any business that is not utilizing the Web and other digital technologies efficiently at this point are behind even the least qualified digitally inclusive business or job, and both are in danger of losing to this digitally competent competition greatly.

The internet repaired that situation. It suddenly offered opportunities to anyone with the guile and acumen to pioneer new technologies or expand on existing ones. In this forum, the power structure has changed. In business, the person or people that a business hires to manage their multi-million dollar website may have less knowledge than a group of three very smart, current high school students that can manage the same type of website that they constructed in their parent’s basement with as much or more success than the business’ professional team and at a fraction of the costs. There are now apps for everything like Handy. These apps or platforms offer monetary opportunities that were previously not available for many reasons.

Take the Handy on apple app for example. The app can be utilized by the very busy people of the world to get a cleaner for their home or business on demand. However, it can also be utilized by a person that needs extra income for cleaning without the constraints of being on a full time job cleaning. Cleaning may have been an undesirable task as an everyday occupation, but as a means to an end, cleaning for part of your income may not seem so bad. It is often in these situations, that we see other opportunities and cleaning via an app may be part of the equation. In any case, the Handy app is serving a great purpose into today’s world to level the playing field and open some of those opportunities that have been closed to so many worthy people.

Beneful: Healthy Times Two!

Home | Best Dog Foods | Beneful: Healthy Times Two!

My brother and I are often asked if we like being twins. We have always that that is was cool. I think we were the first set of twins that were born after several generations in both families. Our parents were not expecting twins; however, they were overjoyed when we came into the world. My brother, Jon, is nearly ten minutes older than I am. He always said that he was boss, just because he was older.

Jon and I are identical twins, which made delightful confusion for people knowing who was who. Of course, our parents kept our hair cut alike. We had stopped dressing identical when we started school; however, teachers still had a hard time telling us apart. They just would remember what colors each of us were wearing that day. I do remember dressing alike one day and we switched places in classes just for the fun of it.

We are twins and have a lot in common; however, our personalities are different as well as our interests. My parents always called me Dr. Doolittle, because I always wanted to be surrounded by animals. We cared for a lot of pets when we were at home. These four-footed guys were some of my best friends. Jon was more into mechanical things and wanted to learn how things worked. My dad was a mechanic and was able to teach Jon a lot as he got older.

In high school, about the only things alike about us were our build, our faces, and our last name. While we both liked dressing sporty, my style was a bit more casual. He liked to use hair gel and I did not bother. We both had a place on the ball team and were still each other’s best friend.

We are both grown and have families of our own now. Jon has a diesel engine shop on the East coast and my family lives in the Midwest. We still call or text each other about every day. He was laughing about one of my dilemmas recently. I took my daughter to our local animal shelter to adopt a dog, and came home with two! These two hound mixes were part of a litter that had been brought to the shelter. My daughter fell in love with one and found out he had a sibling. Of course, she cried that they were twins and could not be split up from each other. So, we adopted both.

They are chubby little hound dogs with big floppy ears. I think they are happy that they came to their new home together. My wife suggested all the cute, current puppy names, but my daughter was intent on naming them Donut and Peanut. These twin puppies were lively and we loved them.

After a good checkup from our vet, we went shopping for pet supplies. We recently did some research on nutrition and decided to feed them Purina Beneful. I am glad that Beneful has all of the pure protein that the dogs crave, plus healthy vegetables and fruit. There are no artificial fillers that are bad for dogs. Beneful has a food for each stages of our dogs’ lives. The twins are thriving, thanks to our love and Purina Beneful.

What Should You Look For In A Cosmetics Company?

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It’s not surprising that people are interested in optimizing their appearance. When you look your very best, your confidence increases and you are more likely to develop and sustain the level of self-esteem necessary to keep you holistically healthy and happy. While there are a variety of things you can do to enhance your physical appearance, finding the right cosmetics can be the single most beneficial strategy to employ. To ensure that you find the high quality cosmetics that will enhance your appearance, it’s important that you locate the perfect retailer. Here are three important attributes that you should look for in a cosmetics company:

1. A Great Reputation.

When you start your search for the ideal cosmetics company, be cognizant that a great reputation is likely the single most important attribute that you should look for. Cosmetics companies that have great reputations typically attain this status by consistently offering their customers high quality products at affordable prices. Thanks to the internet, it’s relatively easy to figure out whether a cosmetics company has a great reputation. To realize this objective, you can visit the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) website and see what type of rating they have. You can also read online reviews left by the company’s customers to see whether they are viewed favorably by the public.

2. A Wide Variety Of Cosmetics.

In addition to looking for a cosmetics company that has a great reputation, be sure that you seek out a company that offers a wide variety of cosmetics. This step is important because finding a retailer that provides you with a diverse selection means that you will not have to shop at a plethora of stores to find all the goods that you want. In recognizing this reality, be sure that the company offers most or all of the following goods:

• lipstick
• eye shadow
• foundation
• concealer
• nail polish
• face wash
• masks

Try Lime Crime

If you’re serious about finding the ideal cosmetics company, be sure to stop by the Lime Crime website at This cosmetics organization places primacy on developing products that will help clients truly feel and look their best. As a customer-oriented company, the professionals of Lime Crime place primacy on getting feedback and updates from their clients to ensure that all of the services and products offered earn their 100% satisfaction.


If you’re trying to optimize your physical appearance, the process may seem tedious and complex. Yet it doesn’t have to be. By utilizing the simple strategies outlined above, you can locate the perfect cosmetics company from which to buy the ideal make-up products you need and deserve. Good luck!

Focus on Shaygan Kheradpir, the Expert in Telecommuting Technology

Home | Digital World | Focus on Shaygan Kheradpir, the Expert in Telecommuting Technology

Telecommuting technology is a system that allows employees to work virtually from wherever they are without necessarily commuting to their work places. The technology offers a flexible mode for working since it is real time and at the same time, practical. Statistics indicate that 3 out of 5 employees, in the United States, alone have used telecommuting technology at one point in their work. This statistics represents over 40 million people and currently, the figure stands at 37%.
Technology has made telecommuting possible especially with the advancement of the internet. Before, in the 1980s and 90s, people relied on landline phone networks to communicate with their supervisors. This situation changed tremendously owing to the introduction of the internet. In order to telecommute, one requires a personal computer and he or she is ready to communicate or file reports. Advancements in software technology and progress in the high-speed internet has helped in enhancing the success of telecommuting technology.
Telecommuting technology functions through having an internet connection and a computer. Such service is used to send messages to the home office. Other companies may choose to connect the computer of the employee directly to its network, which only requires a password to access information. This situation makes the whole telecommuting process mobile enabling employees to work from any remote area.
One individual who understands this area of technology better is arnnet’s Shaygan Kheradpir. He is a business and technology executive with a rich resume that highlights his top positions in big companies. He has been on the management of different institutions. These companies include Verizon where he held the position of the chief information officer and CTO at the same time. He has worked at Barclays as the Chief Operating Officer and his latest stint was with Juniper Networks where he served as the CEO.
While at Verizon, Shaygan led a team that changed Verizon’s operation systems by integrating the customer service systems, website, and call center. This system facilitated easy communication in addition to establishing the FiOS fiber optic video program and matching DVR. Through the new platforms, web conferencing was made possible. Much of his work has focused on the use of technology to achieve better results. His achievements have involved outsourcing jobs to markets like India with the view to lowering production costs.
Many companies do not allow their employees to telecommute completely. A slight exception is only given to those who largely work on computer related fields. Even this category of employees is only allowed a given number of days in a week. With more companies accepting telecommuting, it is a matter of time before it becomes a norm for different corporations. More people are finding it cheaper and effective to utilize telecommuting technology. The preference to telecommute is expected to grow with more companies becoming comfortable with the system. Most corporations have made it a requirement for their employees to have basic computer software skills. This comes after a realization that at some point, the employees may have to work away from their workstations.

Show Your Dog You Care By Feeding Him Purina Brand Dog Foods

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Our dogs are more than just pets, they are members of our extended family. Loyal companions to the end our dogs deserve the best of care. When it comes to providing the right nutrition for our beloved four legged friends, we want to provide them with foods that are not just healthy for them but taste good as well. Regardless of the type of dog you own or what kind of budget you are on, Purina offers a healthy choice of dog foods on to fit you dogs needs without over stretching your budget.

The Purina name has a long successful history in providing healthy foods for dogs and other pets. Established in 1894, the Purina company began its work with pet nutrition and taste at a newly established pet care center in Missouri. Later, Dog Chow became a pioneer in dog food manufacturing technology that produces what we know today as kibble. Purina has set a high standard in the manufacturing of dog foods long ago with new techniques for adding real meat to dog foods and ground breaking studies.

With so many choices of dog foods on the market today it sometimes seems like every pet food company out there is making the same claim of providing the best food for your dog. Purina however, has a long proven history of success in the dog food industry with over eighty years of learning and growing in the dog nutrition business. By offering a selection of dog foods to suit you particular dogs needs, Purina takes the guesswork out of providing healthy nutrition for your dog.

Purina’s Beneful brand of dog foods and snacks is a highly popular brand of healthy dog foods available in dry or wet form. Beneful uses only wholesome, quality ingredients and their products come in a variety of flavors, like chicken, beef, lamb or pork. Beneful also comes in an array of textures with vegetables like carrots and green beans. Beneful also offers dog snacks that are full of rich flavors like bacon and cheese that dogs love, and are healthy as well. All of the Beneful line of Purina’s dog foods are completely balanced in nutrition.

Purina’s Beneful brand of dog foods is available just about anywhere dog food is sold and is priced for every budget. With Beneful dog foods your can lead a healthy and active long life.