Eric Lefkofsky Ushers Tempus to Unicorn Status

Chicago-based cancer data-analytics Startup, Tempus, reached the coveted “unicorn” status in March of this year after securing an additional $80 million in funding from both new and existing donors. Startups valued at over $1 billion achieve this status. Since the company’s launch in 2015, Tempus’ worth is estimated to be at an approximate $1.1 billion. This distinction is not held by many other Chicagoland startups. After this latest funding round, Tempus has raised a total of $210 million.

Led by entrepreneur and co-founder, Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus has previously cemented its current position as one of Chicago’s top ten health techs. The company’s focus is to utilize big data to streamline cancer treatment and create a repository of all patient data, both molecular and clinical. This allows other physicians to search the database and garner a better understanding of how individuals with comparable genetic profiles have responded to specific treatments.

Tempus collaborates with all sectors of the health care system, including medical professionals and drug companies. They have partnered with approximately 50 leading research hospitals, including Chicago’s Rush University, Northwestern and University of Chicago. Tempus has also joined forces with multiple National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Oncologists at those institutions routinely refer their patients to Tempus to undergo genomic sequencing to better personalize care.

Lefkofsky has said, “Tempus was born out of frustration with a health care system that too often let powerful data and real-world evidence go to waste. Given the breadth and scale of our current data set, we’re in a unique position to help usher in an era of precision medicine to support patients battling disease.” According to a company spokesperson, Tempus is expected to “touch 25 to 30 percent of cancer patients this year,” and is also eyeing diseases beyond cancer.

A New Strategy for DACA Program

The walk for DACA program has not been quite easy as they have been engaged in various fights by the GOP members. The not so good news is echoing among various immigrants’ networks and organizations. DACA program which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an initiative that avails young immigrants that meet certain requirements with documents to avoid their deportation back to their home country. Some of the requirements for enrolling for the DACA program include being under the age of 31 years as at 30th June 2012, arrived in the US before attaining 16 years, and one ought to have lived in the country from 15th June 2012. Other requirements include that an individual should have been physically present in the US since the 15th of June, 2012 and also one arrived in the country without documentation by the same dates. The individuals should also be currently studying or graduated from high school. This is made possible through the provision of an SSN and a chance to work in the US for about two years of which is renewable. At the same time, the individuals have also availed the opportunity to have a driver license and gain tuition fees. As reported, Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, provided a letter directed to the Trump administration probing them to cancel DACA program. According to the letter, they have given the administration till 5th of September to heed to their pleas after which they will pursue legal action. Ken Paxton says that there plan is not to halt the program abruptly, but to seek a phase-out for the program which will block any new individuals from being taken into the program. At the same time, there will be no renewals for the existing members of the program. This move has been advocated for by about ten state individuals who have jotted down their names on the letter.

 

Interesting to note, Homeland security secretary, John Kelly, held a meeting with various members of Hispanic Caucus to discuss the matter. According to John, the DACA initiative is facing serious jeopardy from different legal suits despite its great course to protect about 800,000 members. At the same time, several advocates and DREAMers also sound the alarm regarding the legal suits. Interesting to note, the DACA initiative has been on great benefits to the country as a whole as most members of the organization either study, work or partake in both engagements. This proves that they play a huge part in the economy of the country as through them millions are channeled to the universities and colleges where they study. Also, they contribute to the taxes and channel their investments to purchase cars, homes, and even start businesses. The renowned Lacey and Larkin fund will come handy in ensuring that the fight for DACA program is worthwhile. They will provide assistance where needed, guidance, and information that is vital for their case to ensure that they come out stronger than before!

 

Rocketship Education Ensures All Students Have Access To Quality Education

Rocketship Education started up back in 2006 with an idea to approach students in a different way to facilitate a higher quality of learning. The principles and learning that students acquire at Rocketship Education Public Charter Schools is not just for their academic careers, but all aspects of their life. Rocketship aims to approach their students at all different levels, including their environment, the teachers, their parents, and the curriculum that they are learning from. One of the major aspects of Rocketship Education is the involvement of parents in the learning experience.

At Rocketship Education, teachers are able to meet with parents and even go to the homes of students to build a stronger connection with their families and a level of communication that aids the students learning progress. With the active involvement of parents, students can get the aid they need at home for their learning, but also their parents can influence the quality of students learning with improved knowledge of how to do so.

The elementary level is among the most important for a child’s learning for the rest of their lives. It defines the course of their learning experience and how far they will be able to go as well. Having the best systems in place to ensure proper and equal growth for all students is crucial for the future. It is going to be the students of today that become the leaders of tomorrow, so it is important that they are given all the tools they need to be effective leaders.

This is the basis for why Rocketship Education schools were started up in the first place. The lack of quality among many public schools, specifically in poor, districts is quite appalling. Regardless of a students background or their families level of income, they should have proper education available to them to succeed.

Alex Paul stays true to himself through fame

Alex Pall sat down with Interview Magazine along with his partner and the second half the duo The Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart, to discuss the beginnings of the bands’ success. Pall started his music career as a DJ in New York City. He foamed a DJ duo, called the Chainsmokers. When his partner left the band, his manager introduced him to Taggart and thus forming the pair that everyone knows today.

Even though Pall didn’t want to treat his time in Taggart in the beginning as a job, they would work together every day from 9 am to 7 pm defining their music and identity. Pall likes to attribute their success to being well aware of the rest of the music industry.

“We were both very observant about what was going on around us and who was killing it and what was working and what wasn’t,” Pall said in the interview.

Not only has the band studied other musicians in the industry, but they have also worked with some as well. For the song “Closer,” The Chainsmokers collaborated with Halsey. Pall has nothing but nice things to say about the artist complimenting her strong voice and unique style.

With the success of singles like “Closer,” “Down Let Me Down,” and “Roses,” Pall believes his fans relate to their music on a deeper level and uses Instagram to see precisely who their fan base is. Their base is growing more international in places like South Africa and the Philippines with the age group typically being between 16 and 25.

However, even with the knowledge of their demographic, the artist sticks with making music he and Taggart like.

“We make music for ourselves, and it’s really exciting that everyone else is enjoying it enough that they find some emotional connection to it,” Pall said.

The only thing that is changing is the band’s live performance. The duo wants to make their performances bigger while staying unique to the band’s aesthetic. Pall works with production and visuals to create new content and give new experiences to each audience.

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Dick Devos – article recap

Billionaire philanthropist Richard “Dick DeVos is a change maker. In his home state, he has always stepped up to the plate when he thought something needs to be done. For instance, when a private corporation and supporters wanted to replace several abandoned sports arenas in the downtown area, DeVos responded. Not only was the initiative thwarted, he got together several business leaders and formed his own committee. The result is an arena, medical school, market and performance hall — all with the DeVos name on it.

 

When it comes to wheeling and dealing, DeVos is probably saying “Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.” DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. He comes from enormous wealth, as does his wife, current Sec. of Education for the Trump Administration Betsy DeVos. He has used his tremendous wealth to a lot of good within the state of Michigan. Not only has he helped contribute to a number of charter schools in the state, he built his own — West Michigan Aviation Academy, for those, who like he, loves aviation and engineering.

 

DeVos has stoked the ire of many people, even with all the good he has done. For one thing, he’s managed to turn Michigan into a right to work state. Michigan is that state where unions were formed. It is the birthplace of worker’s rights. DeVos changed all that after he dumped in enough money to steer things in his direction.

 

People are however grateful that he has put his money where his mouth is, using it to make things better the state. His Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has given several millions of dollars to the arts, health and human services, as well as churches. He donated $12.5 million to build a new children’s hospital in Grand Rapids. This was a godsend to families who previously had to drive great distances to visit sick children.

 

But DeVos’s commitment to education has been at the forefront of all his philanthropy. DeVos is a big proponent of school choice and voucher programs. He believes that all children should have access to a quality education regardless of race and socioeconomic background. Through the efforts of he and his wife, Michigan now has the largest number of charter schools in the country.

 

In 2006, DeVos ran for governor in the state of Michigan. It was his intent to unseat Democrat Jennifer Granholm. He eventually lost by 8 percentage points. DeVos says politics hasn’t jaded him. And in fact, he won’t rule out another run at some office in the future.

 

In the meantime, he continues to run his own company The Windcrest Group. His family is also the sole owner of the Orlando Magic NBA team.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/.

Jeremy Goldstein Offers A Thorough Explanation Of Knockout Options

Through the years, Jeremy Goldstein has established himself as an investment professional that both employees, employers, and regular investment aficionados know and trust. In his most recent piece, he discusses how stock options are becoming a dying benefit for many of the most valued employees of a company. However, some companies are arriving at an ingenious compromise. They are offering these valued employees what is called “knockout options”, and Jeremy Goldstein is happy to explain the concept further. Learn more: https://twitter.com/jeremy_gold1

First of all, Jeremy Goldstein explains why many companies curtail these benefits. Number one, these stock options benefits do not allow for the value of the company dropping significantly. Also, many employers are hesitant to offer this option to their employees simply because of the risk of economic downturns. Finally, many employers simply do not want the hassle in accounting these stock options would create. Of course, there are also advantages to offering employees some stock options. Just one of these would be the fact that often employees will be more motivated to work hard for the company if their personal fortune is on the line.

So, how do employers reconcile the advantages and disadvantages and mitigate any of the downfalls? One way they can do this is through knockout options. For example, employers can specify that if the stock value of an employee’s portfolio jobs to a certain lower value, they lose the stock. Of course, they have to allow for temporary losses. Thus, for many companies The knock-out option only occurs if the stock remains lower for an extended period of time.

About Jeremy Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein has made his mark as the founder and managing partner of Jeremy Goldstein and Associates. Before that, he was proud to have graduated from the prestigious New York University School of Law.

Goldstein was also a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for 14 years, and he also an associate at Shearman and Sterling for a year from 1999 to 2000. He has immense experience with law and investment procedures and he is always proud to share his knowledge and help others improve their portfolio.

Claim the Right to Evolve

Working out isn’t easy, and a lot of times we think that going to the gym and putting in a half hour or an hour a day is enough to see results, but the truth is we get overwhelmed, complacent and frustrated when we see the work we’ve put in isn’t getting us the results we were hoping for. That’s when we realize that we need someone by our side, a dedicated team of people who can guide us down a successful and proven path.

 

Few companies are able to provide their consumers with everything they need to optimize their workouts, no their lives like Enhanced Athlete. Equipped with a litany of products to help you achieve your goals, Enhanced Athlete is the team you need by your side. They are even able to provide the guidance to help you achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself that have thus far been out of reach.

 

 Enhanced Gear and Coaching

 

Feeling great starts with looking great. That’s why Enhanced Gear as part of the Enhanced Athlete team provides you with the threads to shred! From hoodies and tees to shaker bottles they have everything you need to step into that gym confidently and dominate your workout.

 

Furthermore, if you ever find yourself in need of some extra push to get out of a rut or are looking for guidance to crush your goals Enhanced coaching gives you access to one on one training to lead you and help you to maintain your focus.

 

Pioneers of Human Evolution

 

Enhanced athlete maintain themselves as a proud competitor in their field. This has lead them to be victims of unjust treatment by the competition. They have been caught in a legal battle against Nutrition Distribution, a company known more for dragging adversaries into court then anything else.

 

Nutrition Distribution has been involved in a litany of lawsuits where they have alleged unsubstantiated claims against several companies like Enhanced Athlete. These claims are filed under the pretext of getting defendants to fold and settle for a sum rather than pile up legal fees. Enhanced Athlete, after having their day in court, triumphed against Nutrition Distribution in their frivolous lawsuit. With this win, EA affirms their standing in the industry and in the confidence they have for their products and services.

Jacob Gottlieb of Visium

Jacob Gottlieb is Chief Investment Officer of Visium Asset Management, LP, a multi-system elective speculation firm with $6 billion of assets. Situated in New York, he drives a group of in excess of 80 speculation experts concentrated basically on central value long/short systems.

 

In 2005, preceding propelling Visium, Jacob was a Partner. He was the Portfolio Manager at Balyasny Asset Management. Beforehand, he worked at Merlin and was a buy-side analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.

 

Jacob achieved magna cum laude at Brown University including a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He earned a Medical Doctorate from New York University Medical School.

Jacob Gottlieb works for Covenant House. Covenant House is a non-profit that helps victims of human traffickers because traffickers utilize viciousness, dangers, double-dealing and other manipulative strategies to trap casualties in terrible circumstances consistently, regularly focusing on the most helpless populace: destitute youth.

 

From our experience helping in excess of one million children, we realize that there is an immediate connection between’s being destitute and turning into a casualty of human trafficking.

 

By giving the lifesaving safe house and care to destitute youngsters over the Americas, Covenant House is exceptionally situated to help reveal promote insight into the issue of human trafficking – so practices can enhance to secure youthful casualties and stop those dependable all the more effectively no matter how you look at it.

Jacob Gottlieb of Visium Participates in East Harlem Tutorial Program Charity Poker Event

Take in the issues we’re handling in the battle to spare destitute children – from child care to youngster trafficking.

 

Sparing destitute youth implies understanding the extent of the emergency, from the impacts of vagrancy to what drives a youngster to live in the city.

 

These significant issues are a portion of the best difficulties we look at Covenant House, and that is the reason we offer free essential medicinal services, lawful help, instruction, and employment preparing to our children.

 

Dallas area Brazilian Butt lift options

The plastic surgery procedure, butt lifts are becoming more and more popular today. There are two distinct types of surgical procedures, which fall under the butt lift category. There is the traditional but lift and the Brazilian butt lift. Both are major surgery, and like any surgery proper precautions should be taken prior to the patient deciding to move forward.

There are two different procedures involved when preforming the butt lift surgery. The Traditional butt lift is a much more invasive procedure, requiring the surgeon to remove, fat and skin from the buttocks, in order to move the buttocks muscles to the desired position. In some cases the muscle moved requires the surgeon to use a suture connected to hip bone. The Brazilian butt lift, is a much less extreme surgery, requiring the transfer of fat from one place of the body to another.

The Brazilian butt lift is typically for patients who want to enhance minor areas around the buttocks, hips and thighs. The Brazilian butt lift is for patients who want to add volume to their bottoms. The ideal patient has tried diet and exercise and has not been able to achieve the look they desire. Patients wanting the Brazilian butt lift, needs to have deposits of fat in other areas of their body, which can be used to transfer to their bottom areas. The Brazilian butt lift involves using liposuction to extract fat from the back, stomach or other less desirable area, processing the fat and reinjecting it into the patient’s backside. While this is not as intense as the traditional butt lift, it is still on average, a two-hour procedure.

There are lots of choices for both butt lift procedures. The Innovations Medical Clinic, in Dallas, has years of experience performing various surgical procedures. Patients may want to check out Farris Plastic Surgery, also in Dallas are certified surgeons, with lots of experience.

Betsy DeVos Pushes Educational Reform

Ever since her younger days, Betsy DeVos has always pursued reform. As a young Calvin College student, Elisabeth Prince actively involved herself in campus politics. She remained active in politics since then. Her political activities for the past 30 years included her being Michigan Republican Party Chairman for six years, joining party organizations and leading various political and social campaigns. Being a reformer is part and parcel of being a member of the Prince family. Her reformist ways didn’t change, it even got stronger when she married businessman and another political activist, Dick DeVos, the former Amway CEO and the nominee for Michigan Governor of the Republican Party.

 

 

Together with her husband Dick, Betsy is very active in various philanthropy works that are designed to benefit students in private schools. When asked about the progress of talks for the voucher program for private schools, the first in the United States, Betsy replied in an interview with Philanthropy magazine, that she’s very optimistic. She revealed that there are 33 private-choice programs that are publicly funded, involving around 250,000 in 17 states. The growth of the movement is going faster, she added. She also stated that the program added 40,000 more students in 2013. New programs were added in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, and Arizona in 2012. She also revealed that they conducted surveys in five states. They discovered that educational choice is growing in popularity, particularly among Latinos.

 

 

Dick and Betsy DeVos have always been opting for change in politics as well as in business. They are always in the lookout for fresh and unique answers to social problems. As Windquest Group chairman, Betsy is investing in clean energy, manufacturing and technology. Windquest is a multi-company business that is privately held. She and her husband Dick established this business in 1989. Aside from being the former Amway CEO, Dick is also the Orlando Magic’s former president.

 

 

Betsy was also asked by the Philanthropy magazine what got her interested in reform. She replied that it was not really just a single event that led her to being a reformist. It was really gradual, she added. Betsy said that when she and Dick were still kids, they went to Potter’s House Christian School. It seems that a majority of students in this school belongs to low-income families. The school is serving the locals in Grand Rapids. In their school visit, they met the parents of the students and discovered that they were doing all they can to have their children be in a safe school environment where love is present and where the atmosphere for learning is thriving with curiosity.

 

 

Betsy is also pursuing reform by involving herself in philanthropic works. Her interest in charity work is very diverse being a member of a number of local and national boards. Betsy’s charitable works are coursed through Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. She is also the Chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.

 

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