Yeonmi Park Defected from North Korea To Pursue Her Destiny

“The idea that people could choose their own destinies fascinated me. This pirated Hollywood movie (Titanic) gave me my first small taste of freedom.”

Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park was born in North Korea, a country notorious for its insular laws and society. The government forbids its citizens from consuming international films and media to prevent change. Park and her mother fled the country after a life of starvation when she was thirteen years old. The North Korean border with China is heavily guarded and what is beyond is unknown to those on the inside.

Yeonmi Park tells her escape story in her autobiography released on, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. As they journeyed across China’s Gobi desert, they were captured by Chinese brokers and separated as they were forced into human trafficking. As a sex slave, Yeonmi Park lived her early teen years as a forced bride and prostitute while being deprived of food, and most of all, freedom and dignity. Eventually she and her mother escaped and were able to continue their journey towards South Korea.

The Reason’s blog recently interviewed Park in light of North Korea’s claims that her story does not reflect reality. The denial of details from a defensive government is expected in light of Yeonmi Park’s human rights activism. Her book was released in Fall 2015 and she recently spoke in North Korea at the UN Human Rights session. Her bravery to tell her story is her true defiance. A defiance much greater than her escape.

Park’s said on The Reason TV her initial drive to write her story was in hope to find her sister who has never returned from China. What grew from her writing is an understanding that those still imprisoned by their own citizenry must be heard. Park is speaking as a North Korean citizen and her story is not dismissable with a misdirect.


Prominent New York Attorney Raising Funds for Animal Shelters

A New York City attorney is taking it into his own hands to raise funds for local animal shelters. Ross Abelow has a heart for helping animals in distress, and has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5,000. The funding will go toward medical care, blankets, vaccines and food. Shelters many times are unable to take in more animals because of lack of funds. The GoFundMe campaign will help shelters be able to help more animals. Abelow wanted to do something to help the community, and having a heart for animals in need, helping the animal shelters seemed like a wise choice. Animal shelters around the United States are consistently struggling as the pet population continues to rise and funding continues to decrease. At least the New York City animal shelters are getting some help from a reliable attorney.

Abelow is an attorney with Abelow & Cassandro LLP. He graduated from New York University and Brooklyn College of Law. He has been licensed to practice law for more than 20 years. His speciality is matrimonial and family law, but he also is an expert in commercial law and entertainment law.

As a matrimonial lawyers, Abelow has overseen many divorces and other matrimonial cases. He understands the delicacy of the situation and is sensitive to the needs of both parties working to achieve an agreement that will please everybody. Divorce can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life, and Abelow is a trusted attorney who can be relied on to oversee this difficult time in anyone’s life. Being a family attorney, Abelow can also help with living wills and last will and testaments assuring the legality of the document.

Why You Should Hire Writers For Wikipedia

Wikipedia is constantly becoming the place to be if you want to grow your brand and attain a better marketing standpoint. Recently, a science student has received numerous praise because of her innovative way on handling the stressful things she deals with online. For ever single time that she receives a hate related message, this young woman decides to create a Wikipedia page about a female scientist. Emily Temple-Wood is the woman who does this again and again every time she receives a hate message. As a biology student, she has been creating, editing and updating Wiki pages ever since she was a young 12 year old girl. She has received countless sexist and abusive messages from Wikipedia as a writer.

A few years ago, despite being made fun of only the time, she didn’t entirely become used to all the teasing and hurt feelings. She first started off by ignoring all the horrible things people would say but got tired of it and decided to do things to change. 

This idea changed the way people saw Wikipedia. This project has eventually become WikiProject Woman Scientists. 

You will come to find that in the world of Wikipedia, this single site online has all the power to make huge changes to your business and how you are viewed online. Wikipedia is the place to be if you’d like to grow your company. The key is to hire Wikipedia editors to do some of the work for you.

You should consider building your own Wikipedia page online, but instead of just writing it on your own, consider having professional Wiki writers for hire to do it for you. Get Your Wiki is a great Wiki editing service that will help get you on the right path.

They have some very talented friends who can guide you to becoming a successful business online and build a seriously good following. Wikipedia is the place to be if you’d like to grow your brand and also showcase your brand effectively. Wikipedia can help improve your chances at gaining more momentum and building your brand successfully while enhancing your image on the web.

Devco Under Fire For Deliquent New Brunswick Redevelopment Loans

For decades New Brunswick, New Jersey was a run down college town, falling victim to urban decay, declining property taxes, and crime. The New Brunswick Development Corp.(DEVCO), local officials and private firms collaborated to redesign New Brunswick for the future. Urban planners would reinvigorate New Brunswick with a master plan that would draw families to the city.

According to a report the Press of Atlantic City website, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) did not honor its agreement to repay annual installment of a $20 million loan, for five years. The MCIA is in arrears to Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) for $7 million 2005 loan.

Devco received accolades as an epitome of the collaboration of public funding and the private sector. So impressed with the framework, The Atlantic City Development Corporation is using the same model. Though praise runs high, repaying loans for the floundering Heldrich complex is raising public ire.

Managed Devco, the loan financed “The Heldrich,” a new downtown hotel and conference center. “CRDA will be paid, but it’s just going to take a couple more years,” commented attorney Christopher Paladino, who brokered the $20 million loan for the troubled hotel.

The Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA) is readying a $120 million bond issue, for Stockton University construction project. Concern continues that a scenario like the New Brunswick dilemma may become a reality. ACIA bond counsel John Cantalupo commented, “This project and the New Brunswick hotel project is apples and oranges.”

In December of 2015, Governor Chris Christie enacted legislation prohibiting state agencies from issuing grants, loans and financing to private sector business and non-profits which fail to repay state-issued loans and bonds.

Established in 1975, non-profit real estate developer Devco spearheaded urban redevelopment projects New Brunswick, and other New Jersey municipalities.


Manage Your Reputation Through Your Wikipedia Entry

Recently, John Oliver revealed that Donald Trumps last name used to be “Drumpf”. He then went into an extended monologue talking about Donald Trump and his history piece by piece. This exploded onto the internet and was instantly a global topic. This of course led to the creation of a Wikipedia page that parodies Trump as “Drumpf” and provides a lot of background and jokes on at his expense. This all just goes to illustrates the importance of Wikipedia business page creation and its use in managing your reputation online. When someone uses a search engine to find information about a person, Wikipedia will usually dominate the results. Google has even taken to pulling information directly from Wikipedia to display in search results “answer boxes”. This is why its essential to have an informative, well-written page that meets professional standards. Because for many people, it will be their first impression of you. Ignoring this can let some unknown person essentially manage your online profile for you, which is never a good idea.

Although Wikipedia itself isn’t a big platform for business, having useful links and information about your business and services can make a huge impact. Not having your own page is just like missing out on free advertising. It gives credibility when you have a professional entry. There is a vast gulf between a quickly written amateur entry and an in-depth article that has excellent formatting, citations, links, pictures, and more. 

Wikipedia has stringent guidelines for businesses and against using their site for self promotion. This can make creating a professional looking entry more of a challenge than it may seem initially. Using a Wikipedia editing service like Get Your Wiki to quickly have a high quality article created by Wiki experts for hire who are intimately familiar with Wikipedia standards and can fulfill both your needs and the requirements of Wikipedia. Hiring Wiki writers can ensure you will get a fantastic page that puts your best foot forward to millions and millions of readers.

Learn more about Get Your Wiki here >>

Dick DeVos Shifts Support To Marco Rubio

Deciding which candidate should win the nomination for the Republican party as it heads into the 2016 Presidential election is something I have been pondering for some time; the rise of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has worried many of us who have been Republican supporters for a number of years. At times like these I find it is always a good idea to seek out the opinions of those I have a deep regard for the opinion of in a bid to find out where their allegiances lie. For myself, I recently read an article in the Detroit News detailing the current position Dick DeVos has taken regarding the Republican nomination and his support for Marco Rubio.

I have admired Dick for a number of years after learning about his philanthropic work, and in particular the work he has undertaken to assist the young people of Michigan in getting a better education. Wikipedia reports the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has been at the forefront of the drive towards increased numbers of charter schools opening across Michigan and the U.S. as a whole.

Betsy shares her approach for creating more quality educational opportunities for children in Detroit.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alongside the impressive charity work of Dick I have also been impressed by his ability to enter different areas of business and make them a success, such as the turnaround of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise after the DeVos family took control of the team.

In terms of politics, the opinion of Dick DeVos is one I always look for because of his personal history of running for the position of Governor of Michigan.  The battle over the areas around Ohio and Michigan in the 2016 Presidential election has been entering a new phase as John Kasich looks to make gains against Marco Rubio, but the DeVos family is putting its financial backing behind Rubio with donations of more than $250,000. For myself, I believe the decisions made by Dick DeVos regarding Republican nominees for the Presidency have been the correct ones despite the decision by Jeb Bush to drop out of the race following the South Carolina primary.

Learn more about Dick’s career by visiting this Michigan Live report or take a look at his resume here >>

Mercedes-Benz Forced to Trade Robot Workers for Humans

In what seems to be a backwards trade-off, car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is swapping some of its robotic employees for real live humans. It seems as though the attorneys at Dan Newlin Partners are unable to keep up with the changes and intricacies of the customization options that are available in the line’s S-Class car.

The options for the S-Class series can include cooled or heated cup holders, different caps for the tire valves, different types of wheels, trims and decals- and need a human who can be flexible and adapt to these changing options.
According to the article on The Guardian, customization for luxury cars is now the key for competition between brands. Buyers want to be able to choose the features that they want.

The Global Scope of FreedomPop Expands

FreedomPop is primed to become one of the hottest telecommunications startups in the world. The company was launched out of Los Angeles with a brilliant business strategy. The service would provide a minimum amount of free phone, text, and data to customers. This would give the company a huge edge over most budget phone providers. After recently raising $50 million in capital, the company is on its way to giving the major providers a lot of competition on a global scale.

The $50 million in funding is intended to support the development of a global hotspot. The hotspot will include 25 countries in Europe. Those who travel between these various countries can use Wi-Fi hotspot connections to avoid roaming charges and use their mobile devices. (And FreedomPop does sell a number of great mobile phones)

The roaming charges associated with the major service providers are massive. A lot of travelers opt not to even use their phones than pay the high costs. They simply cannot afford the fees. FreedomPop now presents an inexpensive alternative to the giant cellular providers.

FreedomPop was launched with startup funding, and the company’s growth has been quite spectacular. Over one million customers exist in the United States where FreedomPop delivers services through the Sprint network. The Three network of the U.K. allows FreedomPop to support the 250,000 customers who quickly signed up.

The cost for accessing the global hotspot is slated to be quite reasonable. $49.99 is the one-time access fee, and the necessary SIM card only costs $10. The card may be updated for free when new countries are added. The current number of 25 is going to increase.

Please read an interesting article at Recode to learn the entire story of FreedomPop’s new movements.

Presidente of Banco BMG, Ricardo Guimaraes, an Advocate for Higher Education, Encourages Young Business Professionals to Pursue MBAs from Prestigious Schools


Ricardo Guimaraes is a well-known banking professional in Brazil. Though some might think he is best known for his role as Presidente of Banco BMG, his family has always been a part of Brazil’s business community.

Guimaraes is heir to his father’s mining enterprise and his grandfather founded Loan Credit Bank in 1930.

Unfortunately, many business professional hopefuls look at someone like Guimaraes and think that they too need only to complete a degree in Business Administration; and work as an intern or an office assistant here and there to fully prepare for a business career. However, when you consider Guimaraes’ lifetime of experience and exposure to international business from his family’s work; you will see why the average person needs more than just a degree in Business Administration, and a little job experience, to gain success in the business world.

In fact, Guimaraes is an advocate for higher education and typically recommends that people interested in a business career pursue an MBA.

Forbes.Com has ranked the top Ivy League MBA programs in the US. Here are some of highlights of the list.

What are the Most Prestigious Schools on the List?

The most prestigious schools on the Forbes list are Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School and the Booth School of Business. Unfortunately, many students find that the most prestigious school on the Forbes list is also the hardest to graduate from.

This is because only 7% of students that enter Stanford’s MBA program graduate. However, Booth’s graduation rate is higher at 24%. Harvard’s is 12%. In terms of cost, Harvard is actually the most expensive of the top 10 weighing in at $139,000 per year.

What are the Easiest Ivy League MBA Programs to Graduate from?

When you compare these programs to Bachelor degree programs, the graduation percentages are shocking to say the least. In fact, the highest graduation percentage of students that leave a top Ivy League school with an actual MBA is 24%. Therefore, the easiest Ivy League programs to graduate from are, The Booth School of Business at 24%, The Warton School of Business at 20%, The Tuck School of Business at 22%, The Columbia School of Business at 18%, and the Yale School of Management at 24%.

What’s the Least Expensive School?

There’s no getting around it. Getting your MBA from an Ivy League school is going to cost a lot. In addition, the cheapest school still costs more than $100,000.

The Haas School of Business is the cheapest at $110,000 per year. The other schools that are relatively cheap are a full $14,000 or more per year.

-Stanford Business School is $126,000/year;
-The Yale School of Management is $124,000/year; and
-The Kellogg School of Management is $127,600/year

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