Survival for the Strong -Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park the author of the Amazon released book titled ‘In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom’. To her, her safe and joyous moments were when she had food. Her narrative started when she crossed the Yalu River at night with her mother.

To survive the journey, it took extraordinary strength. Yeonmi was subjected to constant human injustices like starvation and abuse.  According to her, the father died with no idea on the amount of food that exists in the world. He also didn’t know about democracy.

Yeonmi Park‘s ordeal has got the attention of many people across the world. Yeonmi says that her story is true, and some information was omitted to shield some family members living in North Korea. She also couldn’t tell all her secrets because of shame and fear of stigmatization. Read more from

Yeonmi Park currently lives in New York. Park narrates her mother offered herself to be raped instead of her. She told the Reason TV she was 13 when she escaped her oppressive country together with her mother.

Having grown under dictatorship leadership, Yeonmi transverse the world making aware the cruel life the people of North Korea live. In Korea, she lived with her parents and her sister near the Chinese border. They survived with the food given by the government. At some point, the rations reduced drastically, and they had to content with a frozen potato for dinner.

Yeonmi Park ate anything ranging from dragonflies, flowers, grasshoppers so much time as her tummy was filed. She was not concerned about the taste. Telling her story unveils the harsh leadership of Kim Jong-Il. The regime made citizens do whatever they could to stay alive, people starving. Dead bodies were usually found in compost pits.

The people lived in fear. For more information, read

How Will Laidlaw & Company Help Clients Make Creative Investments?

Creative investments are a very important part of what Laidlaw & Company does. They are not a typical brokerage house that only does one kind of investment for every client. The company has a thousand things that it can do for every client, and there are millions of options that arise from all these creative techniques. A client who has specific needs can ask for specific things, and a client who is concerned about a certain kind of investment can ask about that even if it is obscure.
Laidlaw staffers are there to think outside the box, and they consider everything because they make recommendations to their clients. The brokers at Laidlaw & Company will think of ways to invest money that will provide the best returns, and they will use techniques that are used by the best hedge funds. There are a lot of people who are going to be able to get the right kind of investment done, and they are going to feel like it is the right decision because Laidlaw & Company understands all the modern techniques from Investor Claims that are used today. There are many people who are trying to make sure that they have something that is going to help them in their situation alone, and they can trust Laidlaw & Company for the help they need.

The brokers at Laidlaw are allowed to think big when they talk to investors, and they are allowed to make creative choices that are going to work for clients. Laidlaw & Company does not restrict investment, and the company helps their brokers get access to all the things that are needed to serve every client. Clients are in need of a broker who will make life easier, and they get that when they contact

Talk Fusion Founder Donates Big to Humane Society

Bob Reina, the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, recently made a sizeable donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, one that broke a notable record.

Recently, Reina donated $1 million to the Humane Society of Tampa, the largest of its kind in the 100 years since it began operating.

The Humane Society of Tampa is an organization that helps rehabilitate animals that are suitable for adoption by families who can take care of them. Unlike common perceptions of animal shelters, the Humane Society of Tampa does no euthanize animals when space is limited but rather they place special emphasis on locating suitable homes as soon as possible.

Forgoing the process of euthanizing animals without assigned homes in favor of housing, treatment and rehabilitation, the Humane Society of Tampa’s commitment to their community requires a great deal of money in order to continue if such services are to be continually efficacious. Donations from people like Reina allow it to continue to do the work that has made it such a vital part in animal rescue services in the area.

Part of what made such a contribution from Reina possible is the impressive success Talk Fusion has recently experienced. For example, Talk Fusion’s Video Chat service has been the fifth most used video chat app in Japan and Switzerland, and with services like free trials that has expanded its reach globally.

Operating in more than 140 countries, Talk Fusion has offered up novel approaches to communication through viral marketing solutions, helping businesses and private individuals adapt to the fast changes in technology that make their lives easier.

Under his tenure Talk Fusion created and made available their Instant Pay Compensation Plan, which is a vital service they provide. Working with the Direct Selling Association, Talk Fusion has kept a high standard of practice that has led to increased business across markets and a strong working relationship with their associates.

FreedomPop Service in Spain to include Free WhatsApp Service

FreedomPop, a growing company in the low-cost wireless arena, is bringing its unique take on cellular service to Spain, and it will include use of the popular WhatsApp app as part of the package.

Currently, FreedomPop offers basic plans at no cost for customers in the United States and United Kingdom, allowing subscribers to use those services for free or to upgrade their accounts to have additional features. While those consumers get a limited number of free minutes and data, customers in Spain will also see the added perk of free calling and messaging through the WhatsApp app.

Estimates show that approximately 70 percent of wireless users in Spain have WhatsApp on their devices. It is believed the app accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s texting activity. The addition of the WhatsApp service on FreedomPop devices mean that users can choose to communicate entirely for free as the company subsidizes their use of the app. This added value to customers in Spain leads the company’s prediction of acquiring 500,000 to one million users within their first two year of operation in the country.

FreedomPop has additional expansion plans, including sites in Europe, Asia and South American, some of which will be added this year. There are also launch plans for a global hotspot and SIM. While those efforts are initially focusing on usability across the European region further expansion may be in the works.

Read up on FreedomPop at this review:

Darius Fisher is Proud to Protect his Clients’ Reputations

Scandals are common throughout society. Every day, politicians, businessmen, universities, and other organizations encounter a difficult situation and chose to handle it poorly. This mismanagement leads to a scandal, which they then fail to properly manage the scandal. Failing to properly address a situation can forever keep an organization’s reputation down, so they must act quickly. Recently, the people at UC Davis encountered a scandal that they should have handled differently.

In early November 2011, protestors at UC Davis began a sit-in. The administration at UC Davis was tired of the sit-in, so they called the cops. The cops blocked the exits and began pepper spraying people in the quad. Hundreds of college students experienced injuries. The scandal began to plague the administration, but the University did not sit idly by and let the scandal stew. They immediately hired a reputation management firm, which acted to hide the event from people on the internet. Unfortunately, a story recently appeared revealing the plan at UC Davis. While many people fault the university for hiring a reputation management company, managing your reputation is only natural. The real error was the university hiring a reputation management company that could not remain discrete.

Reputation management is a constantly growing industry. The growth of the internet has made the news cycle extremely rapid, but it has also made it impossible for a story to go away. There are hundreds of news organizations, and when each one reports on a story that story will permanently stay on the front page of search engine results. Even a minor scandal can permanently destroy a company’s reputation. Status Labs recognizes this problem and acts to prevent reputations from being destroy. Darius Fisher founded the company to prevent people from losing their reputation.

Darius Fisher knows that your search results impact your bottom line, and he loves helping his clients. Today, his company serves 1,500 clients from around the world. Darius Fisher gives personal attention to each client and his clients are proud of the results. Companies around the world are struggling to save their reputation, and Fisher is proud to intervene on their behalf.

Treat Your Dog To Some Beneful

Choosing Premium Dog Food Over Other Brands
As a caring pet owner, it is my responsibility to show my dog that he means the world to me. I do this by spending plenty of time hanging out with him, going to parks and going on walks. We also make sure to buy our dog the best dog foods that the pet store near us has to offer. We have seen the cheaper brands give our dog a stomach ache and make him sick. The cheaper brands look nasty, and they are bad for your dog’s health.

Buying The Brand I Trust

The brand that I trust to make my dog’s food is Purinastore’s Beneful. They have a wide assortment of different types of dry dog foods, wet dog foods and dog treats. The treats they make come in several flavors and different sizes for different breeds of dogs. I buy the Beneful Healthy Smile Dental Ridges for my dog. I get the small kind because my dog is a small breed of dog.

We usually buy our dry food from Wal-Mart. We have tried Beneful Dry Dog Food Originals made with real chicken. Our dog loves that kind of dry dog food. We have also tried Beneful Dry Dog Food Originals made with real beef. Beneful put high quality ingredients into their recipes, so you know you are getting a good food for your dog when you buy their brand.

One of the best things Beneful has to offer consumers and dogs alike is their wet food. They have 20 kinds of wet food available for purchase. They have one kind of wet food for dogs that is called Chopped Blends, and it is one of the most savory dishes that you can find. Treat you dog to some Chopped Blends! Beneful is also available online

Wake and Bake Your Face

So there’s this new beauty trend taking over Instagram called “baking” your makeup. The #nofilter movement has apparently resulted in taking great lengths to perfect your face before you take a selfie. The idea is to apply your makeup per usual and then put even more stuff on your face and count down the minutes to photo ready skin.

If putting endless makeup products on your face every morning isn’t time consuming enough, add a ton of translucent powder all over your already makeup-ed face and wait. After about ten minutes, the powder should be done “baking” into your skin (no oven required). This technique boasts erasing fine lines and pores. Once your face is baked, brush the excess powder off your skin and speed toward Instagram stardom.

The three fashionistas who tried this technique for BuzzFeed either thought it made no difference at all or that any real life people you may come in contact with would think you looked insane. They go more in depth with their reviews here:

An Instagram photo isn’t always about just your face. True Instagrammers show off the whole package, which can be time consuming. JustFab on retailmenot can make you come together a little more quickly, with or without “baking”, by delivering the latest fashion trends directly to your door. You can basically create a style profile and then JustFab lets you subscribe to fashion that just shows up on your doorstep.

Fashion and beauty trends are forever changing. Personally, I am excited for the day that people get over contouring and “baking” their makeup and artificially plumping their lips. Until then, I will check out

Skydiving CEO Andy Wirth Finds Success After Major Accident

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth has finally returned to work after undergoing a prolonged period of rehabilitation following a major skydiving accident he feared would cost him his life according to a WSJ report. Andy Wirth was forced to draw on all the skills he had developed as an outdoors man after striking a metal stake as he was forced into an emergency landing when blown off course during his skydive.

The accident resulted in Andy Wirth severing an arm and unsure of when help would reach him; focusing on a Pearl Jam song allowed Wirth to avoid slipping into shock and not surviving the accident.

The outdoors have always played a major role in the life of Andy Wirth (read more here: and led to his decision to enter the resort management industry he has called home for more than 25 years. Andy Wirth began his interest in travel early in his life when his choice to leave what was West Germany and travel to Colorado to study, which was followed by an advanced degree at Edinburgh University in Scotland.

A KCRW interview shows that since his accident Andy Wirth has faced a number of problems in returning to full health and to the active lifestyle he was known to live; despite the problems Wirth has faced he has made an amazing return to life and work.

Wirth has not only returned to his active role in the Lake Tahoe community, but has also participated in a number of triathlons as he continues his bid to make a return to full fitness.

Shoe Carnival Teams Up with Slyce

In a recent article, Marketwinds reported that Slyce, Inc., a top notch visual search technology firm, and Shoe Carnival, a major shoe and accessories outfitter, have teamed up to provide customers with an incredible shopping experience through groundbreaking smartphone technology. The gist of the new feature for mobile shoppers at Shoe Carnival is that they will be able to snap a picture from their smartphone of any shoe, whether they see it in real life or on the pages of a magazine, and after submitting it through the Shoe Carnival site, will be able to see a range of products at Shoe Carnival that match the product they were considering. Shoe Carnival is delighted to announce this new and customized shopping experience for its mobile customers because it is poised to be the leader in the retail market for this type of visual search capability in terms of pairing up similar items to existing Shoe Carnival stock. Without ever having to leave the comfort of their home, Shoe Carnival customers can explore options just like the ones they are lusting after from advertisements.

It is based out of Toronto, Ontario and was first established by Cameron Chell and Erika Racico. Slyce really became a heavy hitter in the technology industry when it first launched its revolutionary visual search technology platform in February of 2013. From there, the company began to attract investors and quickly became the new darling of the retail and technology worlds.

In addition to the innovative visual search technology that Slyce has team up with Shoe Carnival to offer mobile customers, Slyce has also created a Snap to Buy program. Similar to Shoe Carnival’s new mobile website addition, this technology allows users to take a picture of a product and then have it matched up with retailers to show exactly where the product can be purchased. Some of the other major retails companies which have partnered with Slyce, besides Shoe Carnival, include Neiman Marcus, Tilly’s, JCPenny and Neiman Marcus. As Slyce continues to stay well ahead of its competitors in the visual search chronology market, it is safe to say that this tech giant will be collaborating with more retail and brick and mortar retailers for years to come.

Success Strategies to be executed by Correctional Facilities in 2016

The safety standards of correctional facilities are likely to be propelled to a top-notch level when modern technology is embraced. Today, inmates can communicate with their loved ones without necessarily hiding phones at weird places in their jail cells. On March 31, 2016, we announced the findings of a national survey that we carried out in our Technological Center. According to the survey, over half of correctional agencies are planning to update technology and expand their services in 2016 with an aim of enhancing inmate satisfaction, productivity, and profitability.

While 15% said minimizing expenditures, but still managing to maintain operation excellence is their strategy for success. We gave respondents an opportunity to answer more than one query.

Richard Smith (CEO of Securus Technologies) opinions

Most correctional facilities are operating on budgets that are under constant pressure. Therefore, correctional leaders are striving to improve safety, productivity, as well as the success of the correctional facilities. The recent findings indicate that facilities can automate their operation and offset the flow of operating cash, and proceed to boost inmate communication satisfaction. However, the facilities will need to collaborate with technology providers such as Securus. 

Inmate satisfaction and productivity 

The findings indicate that the correctional facilities are aware of the significance of productivity, safety, and inmate satisfaction. 66% mentioned video visitation while 33% mentioned tablets would be determining factors in their 2016 success. You can download the Google Play app or get it from the App Store.

Background information on Securus Technologies

We offer technological solutions aimed at creating a modern incarceration experience. Thousands of correctional facilities, public safety, and law enforcement agencies depend on our innovative technologies that are readily available and easier to use. We have a team of highly trained and knowledgeable professionals consisting of technologists, designers, engineers, and thinkers tasked with the duties of innovating new technologies. Our goal is to offer personalized services geared towards addressing unique desires of inmates and their family members.

At Securus, we have a clear understanding of the significance of various options and convenience in funding inmate phone calls made by inmates. AdvanceConnect is a standard payment option. Since it is prepaid, clients can keep track of their expenditures. The direct bill enables inmates to communicate with their loved one and the charges billed directly to their family every month. Other payment options include inmateDebit and traditionalcollect. We began to offer technological solutions in 1986 at our headquarters in Dallas, TX.

Securus Technologies is in no way affiliated with the product on Amazon called Securus nor is it affiliated with the website Securus America for agents.

Securus House is a center for victims of violence and abuse and is also not a part of Securus Technologies.

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