Shop In Seoul With Kim Dao And Friends

South Korea has some of the best shops in all of Asia. If you’re skeptical about Seoul’s shopping supremacy, you should really check out Kim Dao’s vlog “Korea Vlog: Shopping, Karaoke & Fortune Telling | ft. Chonunmigooksaram & Sunnydahye.” In this exciting vlog, Kim Dao goes around some of Seoul’s famous shops with her friends Sunnydahye and Megan Bowen (aka ChoNunMigookSaram).

 

At the start of the video, Kim Dao says Sunnydahye is obsessed with the new K-Pop song “EXO_Lucky One.” Kim Dao tells us that Sunny will most likely play this song thousands of times throughout the week. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/

 

In the next shot, Kim Dao and Sunny are walking down the streets of Gangnam. Kim says she just purchased a ton of goods and put them all in her backpack. The two friends are walking towards Hongdae for lunch. Learn more: https://www.twitch.tv/kimdao

 

As Kim and Sunny stroll towards Hongdae, Kim films all of the shops around the area. A few popular stores they pass by include Etude House, Banila Co., and A.H.C. Learn more: http://www.kimdaoblog.com/p/contact.html

 

For lunch, Kim Dao and Sunny decide to order some tteokbokki with eggs and pork. Kim Dao advises her viewers to try this food if they ever get the chance to visit Korea.

 

After lunch, Kim Dao and Sunny head to a karaoke bar with Megan Bowen. Kim films Sunny and Megan belting some K-Pop hits. Kim also shows us the late night snacks everyone orders in the karaoke station.

 

Later in the video, Kim Dao and her friends decide to get a Tarot card reading. The fortune teller says that Kim Dao thinks too much and that she will most likely move back to Australia next year. Learn more: https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao

 

 

Working with Securus Technologies in Fighting Dangerous Crimes

There is an upsurge in violent crimes in our city, and whenever this happens, my fugitive task force is called in to take suspects into custody before they can commit any other crimes. We had a very troubling situation on our hands this month because the two suspects we were hunting were part of a gang that had a violent history with police. If we were going to locate these suspects, we were going to need to do so quickly before they could tunnel out of sight.

 

These two fugitives were not only carjacking innocent people, they would do whatever necessary to feed a very costly drug addiction. If they needed cash, a vehicle, shelter, or drugs, they would use their weapons on the unfortunate residents who wound up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is near impossible to get help from informants when gangs are involved, so we took our team to the local jail to rattle some cages.

 

With a huge population of gang members in jail, we knew that all we needed to do was make our presence known, and someone would start talking. Securus Technologies was responsible for putting the inmate call system in the jail, and it was going to be listening to the inmates on the phones when they ran to call their family or fellow gang-bangers after our visit.

 

Like clockwork, the lower-level gang members were on the phone to their friends, trying to warn them we were hunting them all down. Each time we heard chatter on our suspects, we began to paint a picture as to where they could be hiding. It didn’t take long for us to be able to set up a surveillance team at a safe house and take them down without incident in the middle of the night.

 

Andrew Rocklage’s Way of Having Two Professions at Once

Andrew Rocklage graduated from the renowned Suffolk University Law School, a place where many lawyers and attorneys of influence are formed, and the Isenberg School of Management, where he learned most of the fundamental knowledge about owning a business and administrating a company.

After graduating, the entrepreneur, Rocklage, immediately became well known in the Boston area by displaying his interest in the business.

As of now, he is the owner and operator of ‘Sky Zone Trampoline Park’ which is one of the most popular indoor trampoline parks in the nation. In operating this business he has shown his knowledge and understanding of Boston in regards to business operating there. Andrew knew how valued good customer service is, and strived to make sure that his customer service was of top quality, as he knew that it is one of the keys to a strong, thriving business.

He makes sure he has some of the highest quality customer services by ‘screening and hiring some of the most talented team members to interact with their clients at this Sky Zone Trampoline Park.’

Andrew didn’t stop there though, as he has respected involvement working as ‘corporate counsel’ for ‘EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals.’ His valuable knowledge regarding the technology sector has aided him in becoming a distinguished innovator. Due to his studies at both law and business management school, Andrew is able to draw on his esteemed knowledge of law and business, which makes him formidable in the local market.

It is clear to see that Andrew certainly didn’t stick to the ordinary in regards to his life after graduating as he immediately thrust himself into the Boston scene. However, it is certain that Rocklage won’t slow down and will continue to establish himself on the North East coast of the US. Right now, the businessman is not settling for any of his two careers, as he is still developing and improving his Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Andrew was asked in a recent Q&A what was the most useful business-related book that he had ever read, to which he replied: “The most useful business book I’ve ever read is ‘How to win friends and Influence people’ it’s a classic and must read for a reason.” Andrew has certainly been influential since graduating and, almost ironically, summed himself up in a book title.

Despite Rocklage staying in Boston, his awareness to travel and his enjoyment in meeting new people will keep us guessing as to where he will decide to go next to continue his successful business management.

In interviews about his successful double-sided career path, Andrew Rocklage stated that he is not going to abandon any of the two types of occupation that he currently holds, but he is sure that is going to pursue better opportunities as they show up.

Learn more about Andrew Rocklage:

https://angel.co/andrew-rocklage
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Arthur Becker Astute Investor

Arthur Becker is an investment guru who is, currently, the managing member of the Madison Partners, LLC. Before joining this firm, Becker was the chairman and CEO of Zinio, LLC. This firm is renowned for having the largest distribution platform for downloadable content namely newspapers and journals. Becker was also the CEO of NaviSite a company that is listed by NASDAQ. The main responsibility of the company is to provide its clients with internet technology services in the US, UK, and India. In addition, Arthur has consulted for Vera Wang Fashion for a period of 7 years.

The Madison Partners LLC is a company that invests in real estate and bio technology. Arthur developed an interest in the field of real estate and bio technology back during his tenure in Zinio and NaviSite. Currently, Arthur Becker is developing condominium in New York City and Miami. These are developed cities with large markets for these developments. In fact, some of the developments in New York City are in the completion stage. Arthur intends to develop small luxury homes in Tribeca. Besides real estate, Arthur has invested in upcoming bio technology firms. Check out The Real Deal for more info.

Arthur Becker Career

According to NY Daily News, Becker is an astute trader who acquired his business skills from Turk School of Business at Dartmouth. The career of Arthur changed after joining NaviSite in the year 2002. Arthur was the company’s CEO and a board member before leaving the form in 2010. In the year 2012, Arthur joined Zinio LLC as the chairman of the board as well as the CEO. This vast experience has helped Arthur build his company, the Madison Technology Group LLC, since 2001 to date. Arthur also holds the position of a managing member in the Atlantic Investors, LLC since 2002.

Currently, Arthur spends much of his time inspecting his condominium developments. Arthur is also involved in the activities in the real estate business namely; entitlement, design, financing, construction stage, and marketing. In the bio technology field, Arthur is interested in the recent developments in cancer treatments. Over the years, Arthur has acquired a blend of management skills that have enabled him to thrive in real estate and bio technology.

See more: https://angel.co/arthur-becker-nyc

Whitney Wolfe Creates A Women Friendly App With Bumble

Whitney Wolfe is responsible for a Bumble app that has completely changed online dating. She has addressed the problems women have with online dating such as feeling uncomfortable or harassed. She is passionate about stopping any harassment or bullying and her app places women first. Andrey Andreev founded a social network in Europe called Badoo and gave her some advice. This led to a business partnership and the founding of Bumble.

Bumble gives men and women the ability to express interest by tapping on a profile. No connection will be recognized unless both individuals have liked each others profiles. Once this has happened only the woman can make the first move. The app has been incredibly successful and by August of 2016 there were 25 billion profiles viewed and over 7 million users. Over 350,000 conversations are started by women every day. The app boasts a close ratio of men and women which is almost unheard of in online dating. This was one of the originals goals of Whitney Wolfe. She wanted to balance out the dating world. Whitney Wolfe feels that by having women make the first move a man will feel flattered instead of rejected. She believes this is a large part of what has made the app so successful.

Whitney Wolfe’s life began in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were a housewife and a property developer. She chose the Southern Methodist University for her education with a major in International Studies. Her first business began while she was in college when she sold bamboo tote bags to help the people affected by the BP oil spill. Once she graduated college Whitney Wolfe went to Southeast Asia so she could work with orphanages.

Whitney Wolfe has built her reputation as an American entrepreneur. She founded Bumble and remains the company’s CEO. She is additionally the co-founder of Tinder. As of April of 2016, Bumble and Tinder are the first and fourth most popular sites for dating online. Business Insider named her one of the most important women below 30 in 2014. In 2016 she became one of the women in technology by Elle.

Success Academy – The Shining Light in Public Education

Success Academy, New York City’s largest and most successful charter school network,

recently launched an online ‘education institute’ to share curriculum and professional development among education professionals, including teachers and school administrators.

 

The platform, called the ‘Success Academy Education Institute,’ will expand Success Academy’s influence beyond New York City, where the network currently operates 41 schools across the four boroughs and serves a remarkable 14,000 students.

 

Success Academy’s approach is different from most charter schools, which are publically funded but privately owned. In a Success Academy elementary school classroom, for instance, only 80 minutes are spent on direct instruction. During the rest of the day, students are encouraged to learn, grow, and develop through hands-on learning and small group instruction. In Success Academy high schools, students enjoy a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes broad-based thinking and preparation for the demands of college.

 

The Institute will serve as a free portal for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals to access the content that has made Success Academy so, well, successful. Success Academy charter schools rank among the top 1% in New York State for math, the top 2% for English, and in the top 5% for science. Among Success Academy students who have disabilities, 79% passed math and 52% passed English in 2016.

 

Through the Institute, leaders in other schools will be able to access curriculum, tools, and resources, and apply the Success Academy model to their own schools. This expands on the vision of Success Academy founder and CEO Eve Moskowitz to transform education beyond opening high-achieving charter schools. Moskowitz sees the Institute as a “vehicle” for sharing Success Academy’s resources with educators across the country and around the world.

 

Success Academy also continues to achieve legislative success. In early June, a state appeals court ruled in a long-standing legal battle that New York City cannot regulate the prekindergarten curriculum of the city’s charter school.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Success-Academy-Charter-Schools-Reviews-E381408.htm

http://nypost.com/2017/04/06/success-academy-calls-for-big-expansion-as-wait-lists-swell/

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Fight for Migrant Rights in Arizona

With so many migration issues in Europe and many countries in the Americas, it is important to identify organizations that support and advocate for civil, human and migrant rights.

Migrants Rights International (MRI) is an NGO that promotes and defends human rights of migrants in different global regions. As a non-governmental organization, MRI maintains special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

In a globalized world, migration and human rights have come into the spotlight in the midst of economic and political confrontations that are changing the world as we know it. The increase of violence in many regions of the world is an issue that many societies have been forced to face while some governments have attenuated and even denied human rights to millions of migrant families and individuals.

According to the UN, it is estimated that there are over 200 million people that currently live outside of the country they were born in. This figure equates to approximately 1 in 35 people being and international migrant. This number is only the official number, not counting for those that are in the condition of infringement of immigration laws.

It is very frequent that migrants suffer violence and are unable to receive legal protection where they are due to their illegal immigration status or even due to their nationality being prosecuted. The simple status of being “illegal” violates the international human rights law. Over recorded history, very few countries have fought to uphold dignity and human rights of those in these situations. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

In light of this sad reality, in 1994, international church representatives, human rights representatives, and other organizations united to form the “International Migrants Rights Watch Committee,” which in 2000, was renamed and is currently called Migrants Rights International (MRI).

MRI is based in Switzerland and unites multiple international, country and regional groups originating from the Americas, Europe, African and Asia to defend migrants’ rights and make the migrant voice heard so that coherent policies can be developed and accepted.

Another important effort is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are also co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. In an episode involving Sheriff Joe Arpaio that resulted in settlement money, Lacey and Larkin decided to use the same money to help migrant organizations in the state of Arizona.

In the middle of the night while at their homes, reporters Lacey and Larkin found themselves being arrested and jailed, by the sheriff of Maricopa, Joe Arpaio.

The reason this happened was that they had revealed that grand jury proceedings had requested the reporters’ notes on articles about Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Their arrest took place on October, 18th, 2007 and later on resulted in a U$3.75 million settlement.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports groups that defend civil, human and migrant rights as well as civic participation and the freedom of speech at the Mexican border in Arizona and throughout the state.

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Eric Lefkofsky Has It In For Cancer

Eric Lefkofsky hopes to put his skills for starting new things to work in order to put an end to something: cancer. When the forty-seven year old entrepreneur found out that his wife had cancer, he found the treatment process confusing. He didn’t know what to do or where to go in order to find information.

And so an idea was born. Lefkofsky used his personal experience as motivation. Together with his business partner Brad Keywell, Lefkofsky founded Tempus. It’s an innovative company that uses artificial intelligence and genome sequencing to study a cancer patient’s tumor and then recommend effective treatment plans.

With previous analytics experience, the pair hopes to take their skills in a new direction that helps cancer patients. Lefkofsky hopes that the idea can spread to all types of health care services. With doctors making so many important decisions each day, they should have access to analytic tools to aid them, Eric Lefkofsky says. He credits the fact that he’s able to self fund his venture in order to give him the speed and freedom he needs to work effectively.

Erick Lefkofsky is no stranger to a new challenge. He’s one of the original founders of Groupon. He also founded Lightbank, a venture capital firm that focuses on inventive technologies. Apart from his analytics work with Tempus, Lefkofsky founded Uptake Technologies. It’s a company that helps the largest industries around the world with business analytic aids. His other startups include Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.

Despite his love of innovation and his work providing business solutions, Lefkofsky also works to provide social solutions. He started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This is Lefkofsky’s personal, private charity. He works with his wife to use the foundation to pursue charitable initiatives that have a big impact in the communities where they occur. In addition, he’s a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago. He teaches part-time at the University of Chicago. Lefkofsky holds both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

In Regard to Eric Lefkofsky: www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky

The Philanthropic Exploits Of Investment Guru, James Dondero

James Dondero is an investment expert based in Dallas, Texas. With more than 30 years of experience, he specializes in credit and equity markets, fixated on distressed investing, high return investments, and alternative investments. In 1993, he co-established Highland Capital Management with Mark Okada and is the current President.Highland Capital Management is registered with the SEC to take part in investment and asset management. The firm currently has under its management assets valued at over $16 billion, making it one of the largest alternative credit proprietors in the world. Highland Capital has a broad client base including high-net-worth individuals, financial organizations, governments, and large corporations. It offers services such as credit strategies, hedge funds, private equity, and collateralized loans.

James Dondero holds an undergraduate degree with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He began his career in the training program of Morgan Guaranty as an analyst in 1983. He then went on to serve at American Express as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst before moving on to work at Protective Life as Chief Investment Officer.He is an active philanthropist and supports causes touching on education, public policy, and veteran’s rights. Owing to this, he was named as a member of the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The Executive Board assists with the creation and implementation of development strategies in the Cox School of Business.

This is in addition to his and Highland Capital’s commitment to supporting projects in the school such as the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, as well as the Tower Scholars Program. James Dondero accepts the partnership with the SMU’s Cox School of Business because of the committed professionals it produces who make an enormous impact on the Dallas business community, as well as Highland Capital itself.James Dondero is also a member of the boards of MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital. He also serves as the Chairman of CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, and Nex-Point Residential Trust.He is also allowed to use the credential of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Avaaz: The Revolution Will Be Digitized

Avaaz in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages means “voice”, a web community created in 2007 to implement a simple democratic mission: protecting rights and civil interests and on behalf of people directing politicians to make global decisions.But this requires new legal rules of the game, with which the bureaucratic system will resist with all its might. All we have today are organizations like Change.org or Avaaz.org, which online activism could turn into real changes.

Many official publications have already managed to name the Avaaz network more effective than the UN. Unlike the United Nations, Avaaz is not governed by the state, but by simple activists from around the world. To make decisions, organizations do not need to summon summits, enough online meetings and voting.

The history of this company has only eight years of activity, and the number of its participants exceeds 40 million people and grows in real time – just look at the counter on the site. Avaaz originated in the United States as the cooperation of several social organizations and individual activists. Avaaz has several staffs in different countries, but promising their activities focuses on online activism: petitions, email attacks, video calls to state leaders, information campaigns in popular media.

The focus of Avaaz activities so far lies more in the areas of animal rights, indigenous peoples and the spread of democracy. But who knows, perhaps, from the requirements of whale protection and the banning of cluster bombs, they will pass to radical political ones.

With the assistance of Avaaz, repressions in Tibet have already been stopped, in Thailand – it is forbidden to kill elephants, in Costa Rica – because of homophobic statements the congressman is deprived of his post, in Uganda – the law that condemned gays to death punishment was postponed. In Brazil, thanks to the petition of Avaaz, which collected 1.5 million signatures, a new anti-corruption law was adopted, etc.

Also, because Avaaz’s information campaign in British newspapers, Syrian students who were studying at that time in the UK after the crisis in their country were allowed to continue to study for free. The United States and the European Parliament refused to adopt censorship laws on the Internet after more than 3 million activists signed the relevant Avaaz petition. Also activists Avaaz campaigned in support of the WikiLeaks and Snowden project during the scandals associated with them.

Obviously, Avaaz is really starting to become a serious player. In countries such as China or Iran, the organization is generally banned. However, the influence of Avaaz is more noticeable in third world countries – such as Pakistan, Lebanon, Costa Rica, politically influential states do not yet take into account the recommendations of online signatories.

In the CIS countries the service is not very popular. However, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the Avaaz work. The participants of the network direct their efforts to solving not one but many problems in different parts of the world, which may not concern them directly. Accordingly, to conduct campaigns using the Avaaz platform is better in matters relating to universal values. The activist group continues to fight the good fight, with positive results, despite criticisms.