Eric Lefkofsky Tempus Unicorn Funding

Business Executives, Investment Firms

Tempus is a technology firm founded in 2015. It primarily concentrates on personalizing cancer care by assisting doctors to collect and analyze a large quantity of clinical and molecular data. Eric lefkofsky is the CEO and the co-founder of the company. He plays a crucial role in steering the goals of Tempus to the next level. After launching Tempus O, the organization has eased the way system executes clinical data right from research databases to electronic records.

In March 2018, Tempus announced that it received additional funds amounting to $80 million from investors who have been at the top in supporting the company’s mission of battling the chronic cancer disease. Funders of Tempus included Revolution Growth, New Enterprise Association, Kinship Trust Company and the existing investors. Lefkofsky explained through the Chicago News that company would intend to use the additional funds in scaling and improving company’s projects through the analytical platform.

Tempus is at its top gear in building the most extensive database combined with molecular and clinical data that researchers and physicians can find it easy to treat cancer patients individually and efficiently. Datasets at times may be disorganized and small to deal with in oncology healthcare, hence are displayed on unstructured formats that prevent age of medical precision from being ushered in through collecting, sorting, analyzing and scaling the processed data.

Tempus has expertise workers ranging from researchers, physicians, healthcare administrators and cancer centers who are responsible for collecting, organizing and standardization of clinical data. The company applies technical operations in identifying treatment history of patients to validate the patient’s finding done by a specialized team of healthcare professionals who then uses the given data before executing in favor of patients and providers.

The Chief Executive Officer, Eric Lefkofsky showed how impossible it is for the physicians to use remote data as a way of learning from patients attended earlier. However, building essential learning system, the specialized physicians should know the exact treated patients, the kind of drugs administered, correspondences to the given medicine and the driving genomic factors of the disease helps in improving treatment outcome of cancer patients.

Talkspace is the Future of Therapy

Conventional Therapy

A staggering amount of people in the U.S. suffer from some sort of stress including money, work, and the way the country is headed. In fact, stress levels are on the uprise and stress is bad. Stress can actually cause health problems not to mention decreasing the quality of life for those suffering from it.

Stress is the body’s way of dealing with things that are less-than-pleasant, and when the body perceives stress, it produces a hormone such as dopamine, adrenaline, and cortisol which helps us to function and to overcome the stress-causing situation. This state of feeling or “high” is addictive to some folks and actually causes them to seek out stress and just like any addictive substance; the brain needs more and more over time in order to achieve that same euphoric feeling.

People who are considered to be mentally fit follow a few habits such as focusing on one thing at a time rather than taking on too much. Exercise, breaks, downtime, setting limits and not being afraid to ask for help are also ways to combat stress.

Talkspace is a new way to get therapy and is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. It is available over the phone or online and only costs around $128 a month. Talkspace makes it easy to get connected to a licensed therapist pretty much around the clock, and you can easily communicate with your therapist through texting and on the go.

Many people just do not have the time to visit with a therapist one-on-one but could really benefit from their services. Talkspace makes it very convenient to “meet” with a therapist, and you can switch therapists easily as well. If you do decide to switch, all of your info is transferred, so you are not starting at square one.

David McDonald achievements while in OSI Group

Business Leader, OSI Group

The current president of OIS Group David McDonald grew up on a farm located in Iowa, and that made him develop the interest he has in the agriculture industry. Years of seeing how things were being carried in the industry of farming created the desire in him that he had to improve the industry. Though not from a wealthy background, his parents did their best to see that his dreams were attained by giving him an excellent education. He joined Iowa State University in 1987 where he pursued a bachelor degree in animal science. After he completed his university education, and he joined OSI that is based in Chicago in 1991. He did his level best and worked hard that’s why he has risen through the ranks to become the company chief operations officer and the president. He was given the Wallace E. Barron award due to his outstanding achievements and leadership that is exceptional.

From the time Dave McDonald was the president of OSI Group the company has grown worldwide in its supply of value-added proteins like beef patties, pizza, sausage links, and sandwiches. In 2016, David McDonald launched a plan that they had come up with that would oversee the opening of new production and processing plants all over the world. During the merge with Baho food, the company is a Dutch company that deals with the handling of meat and other food services. The reason for the merge as for David McDonald is that it will give OSI the chance of having wider access to the European market.

There are so many things that OSI has achieved during McDonald being the president of the company he is the one that came up with the 2016/17 production plan to make sure that the performance was sustainable. While at the company he has ensured that the food that OSI produces is of the best quality and the people are safe to consume, and they will follow the animal welfare rules. All the donation that the OSI Group has been giving to the community will continue so that the environmental resources are sustainable and as long as the company is being improved so as the lives of employees.

David McDonalds has set plans that the company will achieve by the time it’s 2020, one of the plans is that they will decrease the water and energy waste and ensure that during their production there will be zero wastage.

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Bruno Fagali’s Blog


A new agency sb has created a Program for Corporate Integrity that is under the Ministry of Transparency, Control, and Supervision. This agency is one of the first to develop a code of conduct that will be in accord with the Anti-corruption Law. It is also the only agency to consult with the CGU about corporate rules.

Sb is the only wholly 100% Brazilian agency that has been invited to participate in competitions for international organizations regarding advertising and publicity. Though they attained international recognition, this was not enough. They started creating the Corporate Integrity Program two years ago. The program is now complete. It demands strict compliance and is in agreement with the Anti-corruption Law.

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Bob Vieira de Costa, a founding member of the new /sb Agency, said, “Our attitude is a natural consequence of our preoccupation with the transparency and delimitation of the directives that constitute the ethics of the agency. It is no use to look like we are proper, we must always be proper and act coherently and ethically. It is an intense process that requires internal changes that are in accordance with ethics.”

The code of conduct was created by Manesco, Ramires, Perez, the Azevedo Marques Society of Lawyers and by the lawyer Silvia Urquiza, who are specialists on the subject. They also evaluated the new sb leaders, the Corporate Integrity manager and the members of the Internal Ethics Committee. The code of conduct has been released to the employees who have not only read it but have undergone training. The code of conduct is on the agencies intranet and the agency website.

Upon enactment of the Corporate Integrity Program and the training of the teams of São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro is in charge of the Corporate Integrity Management. Bruno Jorge Fagali will be responsible and, for this, has attained stability in the position within 24 months.

Fagali holds a Masters Degree in State law from USP and is a specialist in administrative law by FGV and PUC. His career is focused on administrative law in public administration. He is concerned with preventing acts of impropriety. Bruno had to work with quite a number of law firms such as Tojal, Radi, and Ramires just to mention a few. He is the corporate integrity manager of Nova/SB.


OSI Industries Builds Its Presence Into The UK With Flagship Europe Buyout

Business, Food Industry

Flagship Europe was a former branch of the American-based Flagship Food Group that serves most of the UK and has customers in France and Spain, and its products have consisted of breakfast meats, roasted chicken and chicken nuggets, baked pies and various sauces. In the years leading up to 2016, it started undergoing financial difficulties and was preparing to shutter several locations. Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI Industries decided to buy Flagship Europe but decided to keep its brand name and welcomed Flagship Europe CEO Russell Maddock to the executive team as well as the rest of the company’s employees. Flagship Europe is now receiving funding to reach even more customers in its European territories.

OSI Industries was originally owned by Otto Kolschowsky and his family, but it was only a butcher shop in a Chicago suburb when it started in 1909. But the family impressed many local food service merchants that it continued running for more than 40 years in the Chicago area, and it became a well-known market store known as Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons made headlines when McDonald’s restaurant corporation asked them to become its meat supply merchant. This new partnership meant that Otto & Sons was going to need to grow at a tremendous rate in order to meet the supply capabilities of McDonald’s, and that’s when they began seeking funding for new high-technology processing plants. Sheldon Lavin, a former banker turned consultant offered his input to the company and helped them open a suburban operating plant and later more plants in Iowa, Wisconsin and California. As their holdings increased, Otto & Sons was renamed OSI Industries and Lavin was nominated CEO and Chairman as the Kolschowsky’s started retiring and exiting the company.

Since the mid-1970s, OSI Industries has invested in high quality production plants stationed in 17 different countries, and along with employees on the assembly lines most of these plants have advanced food research centers on their premises. They also have invested in clean production technology in their refrigeration and heating equipment, and it led to their receiving the Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council around the same time that Flagship Europe was acquired. OSI Industries currently ranks at number 10 in the world’s largest meat processing companies and according to also ranks at number 54 in total food production. OSI Industries has philanthropic initiatives as a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and a donor to the Chicago Inner City Foundation.

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Knowing the World is Crucial To Advertising Success That Lori Senecal Enjoys


Business owners need to know the world when it comes to advertising. As a matter of fact, the idea of the business owner being out of touch is not as true as one would believe, especially when it comes to successful businesses. These days, people are starting all kinds of businesses. Many of them are very small, and yet they are some of the most successful businesses that one can be a part of. The most important aspect of their business is in the marketing, claims Bloomberg. When people market, they have to make sure that they are reaching their audience in a way that they want to be reached.


One person that can help people reach their audience is Lori Senecal. She is very much in touch with the world and what people want. Therefore, she is able to advertise effectively. She is also able to share her insights on what people respond to. For instance, she notices that people in general are interested in more of a neighborly image. For instance, they are likely to respond positively to playful images as well as spontaneous images. Therefore, she urges people who want to advertise to be a little playful.


One of the best ways to know the world is be involved with it. Lori Senecal reaches out and connects with people when it comes to business so that she can be known throughout the world. This attracts clients to her so that she can advertise to the right people for her clients. Given that people are using mobile devices and are also constantly on social media, she is able to reach people at various times during the day with her advertising campaigns. Given that she has turned one of her businesses into global enterprises, she has expanded her reach and has shown that she can make businesses grow.

Heal N Soothe: A Supplement that Packs a Punch

Beauty World, Business, No More Pain

If you are an avid follower of herbal supplements or alternative medicine, you may have heard of Heal N Soothe, a product offered by Living Well Nutraceuticals. Heal N Soothe is intended for use by adults with joint pain and is formulated with anti-inflammatory herbal extracts. Just what are these extracts? Let’s take a look at only a few of the active ingredients: bromelain, turmeric extract and Mojave yucca root.


Have you ever wondered why pineapples are sometimes used to tenderize meat? The answer lies in this component of the pineapple. Bromelain is a compound that contains enzymes that break down proteins, often thought of as “eating” the protein-rich matter, hence their usage in cooking. These little enzymes are capable of working outside of the kitchen, however. They also have a high potential for medical usage, and research has been conducted to attempt to establish a link between bromelain extract and the relief of pain from inflammation. It is thought that this compound’s enzyme action signals the body to produce pain-relieving compounds of its own.

Turmeric Extract

Another familiar ingredient found in kitchens, turmeric also has a history of usage in folk medicine and traditional medicine. This bright, sunny-hued ingredient is ubiquitous throughout Indian culture, used to flavor everything from curry to tea. In extract form, it is also known for its ability to fight inflammation. Historically, turmeric extract has been used topically, but in modern times it has found new life as a component in orally administered supplements such as Heal N Soothe.

Mojave Yucca Root

Mojave yucca root, also known as yucca, is a versatile plant that finds its way into many supplements, medicines and basic foods and beverages. If you have ever drunk soda or sparkling water, you might be surprised to learn that you may have already ingested yucca root, as it is used to produce foam in carbonated drinks. This root also shows promise in fighting inflammation and decreasing cholesterol. While the effectiveness of Mojave yucca root, as with many other herbal extracts, has yet to be conclusively determined, people who suffer from arthritis, high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels have self-reported some improvement in symptoms following a regimen of yucca root extract.

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Selfless Work of Jeff Herman in Supporting the Child Victims Act

Doing Good
As a nationally recognized lawyer and founder of Herman Law, Jeff Herman has dedicated his life to taking a stand for children who have been sexually abused. He does so by representing them in court, and urging legislation to be mindful of the benefits certain bills may have in store for children that become victims of sexual abuse. The Child Victims Act is currently one of the bills that holds the spotlight. If passed, the Child Victims Act would eliminate both criminal and civil statutes of limitations in child sexual abuse cases that take place in New York State.

Individuals who recognize the benefits of this bill are part of a coalition called “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators,” and the cause that they are constantly fighting for is now being endorsed by stars such as actor Corey Feldman and Team USA volleyball player Sarah Powers-Barnhard. Just like Herman, these are people fighting for the vital growth of community advocacy in attempt to harness the prevention of these crimes that too often ruin children’s lives.

As the law stands now, after the age of 23 the court will no longer hear cases against the perpetrator brought by those individuals who survived child sexual abuse. With the Child Victims Act, individuals wishing to press charges would now have 50 years in civil cases to bring the case against their abuser to the courts. Overall, supporters of the Child Victims Act truly understand that the effects of sexual abuse are often a life-long battle for many who fall victim to this heinous crime.

Time is of the essence in cases of child sexual abuse; cases that Herman works hard to not only defend, but also prevent. If Republican Senate passes the Child Victims Act it would allot for significantly more time for the cases to be heard, and therefore more time for Jeff Herman to do his job.

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Highlights From Daniel Taub’s Decades of Service To Israel


Back in 2013, Daniel Taub, Israel’s former ambassador to the UK, suggested at the time that his country might form alliances with former enemies in case Iran develops nuclear weapons. He mentions Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States as potential allies that are afraid Iran will have nuclear weapons soon. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub argues the Geneva deal endangers us all

Despite a recent agreement between Iran and the UK, Taub sees Iran easily enriching enough uranium to build a bomb and still stay within the bounds of the six-month agreement. Taub served as Israel’s ambassador to the UK from 2011 to 2015, and during his tenure, he helped establish Israel information Centers in Scotland and in Wales to reach out to parts of Great Britain’s society that they had missed.

While he was extremely busy during his time as the Israeli ambassador, Taub did manage to ensure that he and his family went the theater in London before leaving. Taub did get to meet many of the people that interested him the most in the UK, including Queen Elizabeth

A native UK citizen, Daniel Taub moved to Israel in 1989. He joined the Israel Defense Force, and then Taub had a long, distinguished, 25-year career in Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

He served as an international attorney and represented Israel during negotiations and at international conferences. Taub was the legal adviser for Israel at the United Nations and at Geneva. He helped negotiate Israeli-Palestinian peace accords as well.

A previous speechwriter for Israeli President Chaim Herzog, Taub went on to write articles for the Guardian, the Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph and more. He authored wrote Parasha Diplomatit, a book which added a diplomatic twist to Torah readings. Additionally, Taub is a scriptwriter for the Israeli drama series HeChatzer. In 2017, Taub delivered the 15th Isaiah Berlin Annual Lecture as well.

In 2016, Daniel Taub joined Yad Hanadiv, a philanthropic foundation acting on behalf of the Rothschild family trusts, where he serves as the director of strategy and planning.

Taub earned degrees from University College, Oxford and London and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife Zehava.

OSI Food Solutions: Fulfilling the Demand for Chicken Meat

Business, Food Industry

The people from Portugal and Spain are demanding for more meat, and this demand is increasing steadily through the years. From 6%, the demand rose to 8%, and it is currently increasing to reach the 10% mark. People from this region are using chicken for their everyday diet, and as the population grows, the demand also grows. To ease the growing demand for chickens, the OSI Food Solutions opened up a new production line that will process chicken meat and provide the people of Portugal and Spain their protein needs. The OSI Food Solutions is one of the subsidiaries of OSI Group, a multinational protein processing company based in Aurora, Illinois. The OSI Food Solutions primarily operates in Spain and supplies neighboring countries like Portugal.

OSI Food Solutions’ managing director said that they decided to create another production line so that they could cater the growing demand for chicken meat in the region. He claimed that the state of the art and high-quality production area could process up to 24,000 tons of chicken. This is far from the initial capacity of only 12,000 tons of chicken. He also added that they can now process 45,000 tons of livestock meat with the new production line. OSI Food Solutions is confident that the company can accommodate the rising demand for chicken meat in the region because of their new production line.

The new production line is located in Toledo, Spain, and it provided jobs for 20 people. The facility owned by the OSI Group is currently employing about 140 people, and with the addition of the production line, it will be close to 160 people. The OSI Group under David McDonald focused on their overseas operations. According to David McDonald, he would like to see the company thrive abroad because it would give them far better security if their businesses succeed overseas. Today, the OSI Group has built more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. David McDonald is planning to increase the figure so that their presence around the world can be felt.

David McDonald also claimed that once the OSI Group managed to build more facilities around the world, more people will be given an opportunity to secure a job. Today, the OSI Group focuses on producing and delivering high-quality protein products. They have been one of the top American companies, and they continue to grow as they acquire smaller firms which are also operating in the same industry. To know more about the company click here.