Eric Lefkofsky Startup Tempus to Help in Cancer Fight

Technology company Tempus, founded in 2015 by Eric Lefkofsky, wants to provide doctors at the University of Chicago data to assist in treatment of patients with breast cancer.Tempus has announced a partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine to provide molecular sequencing and analysis to breast cancer specialists to help them tailor individualized treatment plans for patients. Tempus will analyze data from about 1,000 breast cancer patients to assist in uncovering patterns to predict how patients will respond to treatment.Tempus uses machine learning and genomic sequencing to help with the treatment plans. The goal is for this information to lead to better treatment and patient outcomes.

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, professor of medicine and human genetics and dean for global health at the University of Chicago, said in a statement that specific genetic data could help physicians make better informed and targeted treatment decisions.In recent months, Tempus has entered into partnerships with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center, Penn Medicine and the University of Michigan to use information to battle cancer.In addition to acting as the CEO of Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky is also a founding partner of Lightbank and the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.

In 2006 Eric Lefkofsky established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable foundation to advance high-impact initiatives that enhance lives in the communities served. Among other positions, Lefkofsky serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and author of Accelerated Disruption. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.



A Growth of Real Estate in Miami Beach

Samuel Strauch is 14 years licensed real estate agent who currently works at Affinity Realty Group Inc. in Miami Beach. Samuel Strauch is considered as the top 12% of agents in Miami and top 16% of agents for successfully selling homes and fast selling of homes respectively.

A graduate of Harvard business school, Samuel Strauch holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from Hofstra University and an International Finance and International Marketing from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Considered as one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the world, Miami Beach has experienced tremendous growth over the years. With a record of 15.8 million visitors in 2016 who visited Greater Miami, Miami Beach received a substantial share of these visitors. The average total expense was estimated to be over $24 billion, which was an estimate of 4.3% increase from 2015.

With these high numbers of visitors, there has been a need for more hotels and accommodations to handle this influx of people. Some hotel records showed they were overbooked towards a holiday period, indicating a number of local tourists slightly higher than international tourists. This increase of tourists has made hospitality leaders and real estate investors to think of new ways of catering for these huge numbers of visitors flocking towards Miami Beach.

The newly opened Hyde Resort & Residence in Hollywood is an example of a high-class infrastructure plan for Miami. This building is a home to 40 condos and 367 resort units which, according to the authority, can be opened for rental when the owners are not around.

Read Samuel Strauch’s Blog for more information on the Miami real estate market.

However, many sources in the industry state that there is a slowdown in the purchase of residential condos in South Florida, with many expecting 2017 to experience a snail pace in real estate development and financing.

Samuel Strauch weighs in on price as one of the causing factors. Miami has more than tripled its square meter price, which currently sits at $ 7,000. Other than that, Miami still attracts both tourists and real estate investors in large numbers.




Healthy Hair, Here I Come!

As a hair salon employee one girl took it upon herself to test out the wonderful claims made by Wen hair, Chaz Dean’s hair care product line. This is a brief recount of her seven-day experiment.

  • Day 1: Long, rough day and ready for a hot shower and to kick off her Wen experiment. The recommended portion of Wen was significantly larger than her normal shampoo, but she went with the recommendation and massaged the cleansing and conditioning product into her scalp and immediately felt her hair thicken.
  • Day 2: She woke up late to disappointing greasy hair. With no time to shower, she couldn’t wait to get back home. That evening another round with Wen and styling her hair before bed produced another excellent result.
  • Days 3 and 4: Very much like day two’s disturbing results, she mixed her normal use products with Wen and was still pleased with the result, yet her fine hair still fell flat before the end of the day. Not giving up, she continued with Wen use and still loved the resulting look and feel of her hair.
  • Day 5: Our brave tester was feeling more and more confident about her beautiful hair from beginning to end!
  • Day 6: Accepting that fact that morning showers and hair styling would be more effective for her, she started her day with Wen and received several flattering comments that night. Confidence is a beautiful, glowing trait.
  • Day 7: Aside from pretty curls that didn’t last as long as she wanted, her hair was looking like a healthier specimen of hair excellence.

The experiment was declared a success! Thanks Chaz for sharing your healthy hair expertise!

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UKV PLC Links Wine Producers To The Market More Effectively

The production and distribution of wine comes with many challenges, one of them being marketing and quality control. Each market is different and with their unique needs comes the responsibility to ensure the right products are served to the market.

UKV PLC has been delivering distribution solutions to producers and the company is also ranked among reliable sellers for their unique ways of choosing superior quality wine varieties. The company works through different channels to deliver wine to the market and has been on the forefront researching about markets.

Using brokers for better results
The role of brokers in the distribution process cannot be overlooked and with the help of brokers, one is able to access the right markets and within the right time. UKV PLC works with brokers situated across various parts and their role has been conducting research to understand the market and to come up with the right suggestions and information about distribution. Brokers offer vital information about the market that helps the producer to decide what products to offer to the market. UKV PLC ensures each variety of wine is delivered to the right market to avoid the problem of having to keep the product in the shelves for a long time awaiting release to the market.

Storing wine
UKV PLC has also been able to come up with storage solutions that are designed to keep the product in the right condition. Through the storage solutions the company has been running, wine is kept in optimum conditions to preserve its quality and to allow graceful aging. UKV PLC has achieved this through the use of modern technology and ideas that are designed to offer distributors an easy way of reaching the market and controlling the way their products move from the point of production to consumption.