The world around us is changing with the majority of people around the world looking to connect with their fellow concerned citizens across the planet. The global activist group, Avaaz was born in 2007 in an attempt to bring together millions of people who would usually have little opportunity to make an impact on the lives of humans across the planet; the focus of Avaaz has always been placed on the growing number of individuals hoping to use their Internet connection to develop their own role as an activist.
By allowing millions of people around the world to guide the direction the group move in, Avaaz has become one of the most impressive and diverse activist groups on the planet. Avaaz has made an impact on many different areas of the world and on a range of causes including environmentalism and the need to tackle the many forms of financial corruption taking place around the world. One of the many victories Avaaz has reported is those won against major corporations looking to build their own agricultural environments regardless of the impact on natural habitats in areas from Europe to South America.
More than 45 million people have already joined Avaaz and come together with concerned citizens from every habitable continent of the world to tackle some of the most important issues facing the world. Although the majority of the people who join Avaaz complete petitions and messaging campaigns there are a number of other options open to members of the group including mobilizing to have a positive impact on Europe’s refugee crisis. Avaaz has even looked to honor a small Greek fishing village for the work of its fishing industry and inhabitants in fighting to protect the human rights of refugees flooding into their village from Eastern Europe and Syria.
Eric Lefkofsky helped created a company called Tempus because he wanted to make a difference in the field of cancer. The company is helping physicians customize the treatments used for cancer with genomic sequencing. Through their funding for series C, Tempus has raised $70 million. This is a portion of the $130 million raised since the beginning of Tempus in 2015. Eric Lefkofsky is the biggest individual investor for Tempus, and has donated to every fundraising effort. He has stated he is willing to make investments totaling $100 million to Tempus.
Eric Lefkofsky became aware of the hole in the infrastructure for collecting data regarding cancer. Using technology, his can compile the clinical, and genomic data of previous cancer patients. This allows for a more personalized treatment program for physicians. His realization of the lack of data available for oncologists has resulted in a massive database to benefit cancer patients. Partnerships between Tempus, the Cleveland Clinic, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic have formed within the last year. This improves the care available for cancer with a library comprised of molecular, and clinical data.
Eric Lefkofsky defines Tempus as a startup in health care, and technology capable of modernizing the treatments available for cancer with a modern infrastructure. Tempus works through Lightbank, a company founded by Eric Lefkofsky, and located in Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky is striving to help physicians make decisions regarding cancer treatments based on the genetic code of the individual patient. These decisions are driven by data, personalized, and reliant on molecular therapies. The genomic analysis, and sequencing used by Tempus reflects the cutting edge of technology.
Eric Lefkofsky’s work has provided physicians with proprietary algorithms, and genomic data, to locate the opportunities to make cancer treatments more precise, and effective. Physicians simply have a better treatment plan, and care opportunities with which to treat their patients. Tempus is currently working with patients with cancer of the lung, breast, and pancreas. Additional types of cancer are expected to be added over time. Tempus employs 29 individuals, and is making progress in their field of expertise.
Rodrigo Terpins is a Brazilian born rally driver he is one of the best and most consistent rally drivers in the country.He was born in a sporting family that has consistently produced leaders in this area as well as other sporting events.His father jack Terpins who was passionately and cordially referred to as Jacko was a very successful basketball player in his early life he played for Hebraica club in the late 1960’s and 1970’s.His success in the field inspired his sons to be very involved in sports and the support of their father only upheld this belief.
Jacko after living basketball went on to be elected into other sport management roles as well as non-sport related roles. Jack Terpins is the current the president of the Latin American Jewish Council, president of Maccabi Latin American Confederation as well as the former chairman of sports a role assigned to him by the then president in the year 1991.Jacko is also a businessman dealing in Real Estate as well as other businesses.
Rodrigo Terpins also has a brother Michal Terpins who is an accomplished rally driver a sport that runs in the families DNA.He together with his brother founded and are still members of the Bull Sertões Rally Team. Rodrigo Terpins has had numerous successes together with his brother in the team as well as with other drivers in the game and they have won various rally championships in Brazil. He is an adherent fan of the T1 prototype category and it is one of his most consistent rallies that he competes in. According to Terra.com, in the 22nd edition of the Sertões Rally, Rodrigo emerged number seven after a rather tough start he was, however, able to recover and redeem some points especially after the second circuit. The rally covered 2600 kilometers that were split into 7
Different stages and covered more than two states in the country. This is widely considered the biggest off-road rally competition and sometimes the toughest in Brazil. This is due to a difficult terrain and extreme weather conditions that are very prevalent at times and in many cases, drivers are forced to drop out of the race prematurely. For more info, visit terpins.com.br.
Cassio Audi is currently a Brazilian finance guru but is best known for his music career. Audi was always passionate about music since he was a teenager and growing up he would casually practice playing the drums.By the time he reached his teenage years he had refined his skills and was ready to play professionally. At this stage, he decided to go professional as a drums player and him together with a few others by the names of Yves Passarel, Andre Machado, Felipe Machado, and Pit Passarell came together in the year 1985 and started a band.
The band was aptly named viper The group got inspiration from some of the biggest and best heavy metal bands i.e Iron Maiden and the rising British heavy metal music.This meant that they had to succeed seeing that those that they looked up to were already big names in the music industry
During their first year, the viper band produced their first demo this was released to test the waters or so to speak it was heavily influenced by a new Audi’s drumming style.The demo was called The Killer Sword it had some of there later to be hit songs by the names Princes from Hell, Nightmare, and Killera.The band after the success of the first demo went back to recording released their second demo before recording album.
The album would mark their commercial success both in Brazil and outside.The album was titled Soldiers of Sunrise it included some songs from their first demo with a new twist in them. Cassio Audi was also very instrumental in the co-writing of some of the songs on this album. His work on the drums also helped the band set itself apart and was able to penetrate English speaking nations which were a major success for a band that came from a country that did not speak English as their first language.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group LLC and holds a myriad of other titles among OSI Group’s subsidiaries. Today he is a driving force within the industry, as well as an inspiration to an entire generation of young entrepreneurs, but this was not always the case.
Mr. Lavin entered the meat and food services industry as an outsider, having made a name for himself in the banking industry as an executive and investor. During this period, Mr. Lavin was also the head of his own financial consulting firm. Ironically, it was Mr. Lavin’s expertise in the field of banking that lead to his introduction to the meat and food services industry. It was in early 1970 that Mr. Lavin began his foray into the industry that he is most known for today. Mr. Lavin was asked to help secure financing and close a deal for Otto and Son’s, which would allow them to build a new meat processing facility in the midwest. For more info about us: http://www.osigroup.com/news/ click here.
Upon the completion of the meat processing factory, Otto and Son’s would become the midwest meat supplier for McDonald’s Corporation. This would be a major step in the history of Otto and Son’s, so Mr. Lavin’s knowledge and expertise would be very helpful. During the initiation of the deal with Otto and Son’s, Mr. Lavin was asked to come aboard with Otto and Son’s in order to create solid foundation between all parties, but he declined. Although Mr. Lavin declined to become a partner at Otto and Son’s, his forward thinking allowed him to see the massive potential in the company, so he agreed to stay on as a consultant, while keeping the option to become a more critical part of the company in the future if he decided to do so. By the middle of the decade, Mr. Lavin had become very involved with many of the operations at Otto and Son’s, which at this time had become OSI Group.At the start of the 1980’s, Mr. Lavin had become an integral part of the success OSI Group had begun seeing, and began expanding the company to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa.
The 1980’s was very fruitful for the company, setting the foundation for the industry giant that we see today. At the age of 81, Mr. Lavin is still intensely involved with the operations at OSI Group and continues to make charitable contributions to foundations such as Ronald McDonald House.
The phrase beauty and brains seemed to be coined for one Dr. Jennifer Lee Walden as her striking beauty is the first thing you’ll notice. But there is more than what meets the eye. Apart from being beautiful, Dr. Walden is brilliant, if her contribution to plastic surgery is anything to go by.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is the founder of PLLC and Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center which is a privately own plastic surgery practice with its headquarters at Marble Falls, Texas. Before that, Dr. Jennifer Walden did her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas where she majored in biology. She then went ahead and graduated as a salutatorian of her class despite some unforeseen setbacks.
She was involved in the clinical trials for silicone breast implants which were successful and therefore changed the lives of women completely. The experienced doctor believes in offering customized services, which is why she makes sure that she uses 3 D imaging technology (Vectra) to help her give each client unique and customized services that will bring each of their dreams into reality.
Apart from her ravishing looks and prolific experience in the field of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jennifer Walden is also hailed for her penmanship as she co-authored Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a book on plastic surgery. As a testament to her amazing work, Dr. Walden was listed among the prestigious Harper’s Bazaar’s top 24 plastic surgeons, which shows just how experienced she is in her line of business.
She has also been elected to serve on the American society for aesthetic plastic surgery board of directors. To date, Dr. Walden is considered as one of the best plastic surgeons in America by the American Way. And even at 45, the youthful doctor shows no signs of slowing down and all we can do is wish her well.
James Dondero: Cofounder and President of Highland Capital Management
James Dondero is the cofounder and the president of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital, located in Dallas, Texas was founded in 1993. The company specializes in the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. They also assist investors in retail, as well as, institutional investors with solutions to their credit issues. Other financial products offered include: mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, ETFs and REITs.
James Dondero earned dual Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in accounting and financing from the University of Virginia. He graduated with highest honors. He also earned certifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He began his successful career in 1984 as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program. He was appointed the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Protective Life from 1989 and 1993. He worked as a corporate bond analyst and a Portfolio Manager for American Express from 1985 and 1989. He has more than 30 years of expertise in equity markets and credit. He was highly focused on high-yield investments.
In August 2017, Highland Capital Management hinted that the company was delving more into real estate development. In a recent interview for the Dallas Business Journal, James Dondero is quoted as saying, “We’re doing more development in real estate. There’s almost better value in certain places if you get the land at a reasonable price. There’s better value developing than there is buying something.” The company is currently working on a project that will develop a luxury apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona. The company will benefit financially from the increase in real estate prices for their upcoming buildings. James Dondero forecasts that real estate prices this market will continue to rise in the future.
Losing his mother to bladder cancer prompted Richard J Stephenson to found a facility devoted to finding new and better cancer treatments. In 1975 an investment group founded by Stephenson acquired a hospital in Zion Illinois rechristening it American International Hospital. Ultimately, Stephenson’s vision would become the Cancer Institute of America.
CTCA’s five facilities: Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tulsa, the Atlanta area, and Chicago specialize in the treatment of cancer in adults. Accredited by the Joint Commission the Cancer Institute of America combines traditional and innovative treatments with education and family involvement to treat every aspect of cancer.
In February of this year, the Cancer Institute of America teamed with NanHealth and Allscripts to create Clinical Pathways. In effect, the Clinical Pathways computer database enables an oncologist to consult with hundreds of other oncologists. The system also houses a library of the most current cancer care data.
By listing all available treatments Clinical Pathways enables oncologists to make more informed treatment decisions.
Other information provided by Clinical Pathways includes the most current guidelines drug side-effects and toxicity. All this information is provided in real-time.
The program contains a quality control component by ensuring greater uniformity of care. Most importantly, Clinical Pathways provides the patient with greater-peace-of-mind by assuring him/her that the best possible treatment option for them has been chosen. The time span from a request to begin treatment and the insurance carriers o.k. is shortened.
Martavis Bryant has an issue. Fortunately, it can be a one that pays off as far as the fantasy football rankings are concerned. In short, the player can most definitely be a steal for anyone looking for him on either in drafting or the waiver wire.
We all know that the talent is there, but what we don’t know is whether or not he can stay on the field. As a player who has missed more than twenty games in three eligible seasons, there’s cause for concern for many those who make their bones in fantasy football rankings.
However, when you look at the stats, he’s a player who scores touchdowns at a higher rate than average. He is also one that has a slightly higher than average catch rate, especially if Big Ben is throwing him the ball, though we won’t reasonably expect him to rank higher than Brown in fantasy football rankings.
However, if he – and his QB – can keep him on the field, we see no reason why he can’t almost produce low WR1 numbers in any of the most coveted fantasy football rankings.
Madison Street Capital has been a top financial counselor since it was established. The investment banking enterprise is based in Chicago and currently serves clients from across the world. MSC assists corporations in handling complex business transactions, making wise decisions about their investments, and also accessing credit without difficulties. The company is highly experienced in the business valuation and M&A services. It has offered excellent services to several leading corporations, and this has assisted in to earn an outstanding reputation.
Vital Care Industries hired the advisory services of MSC in 2014. The firm is based in Illinois and is renowned for the manufacture of high-quality medical products. Madison Street Capital’s services assisted Vital Care in partnering with a reputable financial institution that offered it a commercial loan. Its CEO was very pleased with the way the deal was conducted. Vital Care Industries has been operational since 1984, and it has specialized in the manufacture of sterile medical supplies.
In 2015, the co-founder of MSC’s accomplishment was acknowledged by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, which nominated him for a 40 Under Forty award. The primary focus of the program is to the appreciate individuals who have made significant achievements in the M&A, valuations, and many other areas in the investment banking sector (https://www.inc.com/profile/madison-street-capital). Marsala kicked off his finance career 14 years ago and currently acts as the Madison Street Capital CEO.
Professionals in the finance industry chose MSC as the finalist of the M&A Advisor Awards during the 2016 summer. Companies that get nominated for the award must have completed top restructuring, financing, and acquisition transactions. Finance experts chose Madison Street Capital as the best boutique investment banking firm in 2016. The company managed to be the finalist because of its performance in a merger transaction that was below $100 million.
MSC’s skills also enabled it to be voted as 2016’s winner of the Turnaround Award. The firm received the award in January 2017 for the role that it played in a high profile restructuring transaction that was below $25 million. The category had 300 other competitors. The M&A Advisors president believes that Madison Street Capital is committed to offering excellent services to its clients.