Whitney Wolfe Creates A Dating App That Receives Overwhelming Praise

When Whitney Wolfe created the Bumble app she knew that there was a chance that this app would do well, but she wasn’t sure. She had already worked with another app called Tinder, and this has become one of the most successful dating apps in the world. It would be a tough challenge for her build an app that would be as successful Tinder.

When Whitney Wolfe co created the Tinder app it was with someone else. She had to consider the opinions of another person because she was not the sole owner of Tinder.

The creation of Bumble marked a new era for Whitney Wolfe. She was a young entrepreneur that was going out on her own to create an app where she was the one in charge. It was her opinion that would make the Bumble app what it was. She wasn’t in with a team of other Consultants that were putting this app in place. Instead, Whitney Wolfe was the one calling the shots. She wanted Bumble to be at least as successful as the former dating app.

The Bumble app would become a very successful app that would actually exceed expectations. This is what people would discover when they were trying to see if this company would emerge as a force among the other dating apps in the industry. Singles that were dating wanted to know how this app would stand up against Tinder and other dating apps. The only way they could find out was by its signing up and trying it out. For many this app was better than what they assumed it would be, and it has become the main app that many single men and women use. Whitney Wolfe is very pleased with the overwhelming amount of praise that this app has received.

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Tempus to Partner with UChicago in Using Data to Better Cancer Treatment

The University of Chicago will team up with Tempus, an initiative from Groupon’s founder, Eric Lefkofsky, to enhance breast cancer treatment. Tempus, which is based in Chicago, announced that it would look into data from approximately 1,000 breast cancer cases. This will help provide useful information to help doctors and researchers identify patterns to assist in predicting patients’ response to treatment. This analysis is expected to help provide better treatment in the future.According to a statement by Dr. OlufunmilayoOlopade, a professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, there is no significantly available data about breast cancer patient. This is unfortunate since breast cancer is “among the most common types of cancer.” As such, physicians make treatment decisions without the aid of reliable genetic information.

He applauded the idea to collaborate with Tempus, citing his support the initiatives pursuit for building the leading “clinically annotated molecular data set” for dealing with breast cancer. Tempus utilizes machine learning as well as genomic sequencing that helps physicians in making personalized and timely treatment.This is the most recent of Tempus’ partnerships in months. Others include Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rush University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan, and Penn Medicine.You can also visit : http://www.lefkofsky.com/about/ to learn more.

Tempus was started in 2015, with its headquarters at 600 W. in Chicago. Other ventures founded by Lekofsky are located here too. One of these is Lightbank, which is based on investing in disruptive technologies. Lekofsky is also the founder of Groupon, a web-based marketplace. Besides, he is the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a renowned platform for predictive analytics for leading global industries.Other ventures he has founded are Mediaocean-an integrated media procurement technology, and Echoglobal Logistics, which is a tech-based firm dealing with transportation and logistics. He is also the founder of InnerWorkings, a global managed print and promotional solutions company.

Norman Pattiz of PodcastOne Gives People A Fright!

Norman Pattiz, chairman of PodcastOne, launched “Beyond The Darkness” in late 2016 with the help of other major players in the radio/podcast industry. This new advertiser-sponsored show is hosted by no-strangers-to-the-otherworld radio personalities, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis.

It explores the paranormal where experts in the field are featured discussing all aspects of the things that scare and mystify us. They invite believers and skeptics to listen to their talks about “ghosts, ghouls, angels, demons, aliens, monster encounters, mysteries and miracles.”

This podcast was announced in a press release in December of 2016. The show will be on WWE wrestler Chris Jericho’s already popular podcast network. The Jericho Network operates under the PodcastOne umbrella and offers a very diverse group of podcasts featuring several well-known comedians.

New episodes of “Beyond The Darkness” are available for listening on Monday nights. These frightful and informative discussions are available for your listening “pleasure” on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://www.metro.us/boston/the-sports-podcast-revolution-podcastone-sports-radio-and-audio-s-future/zsJpjt—gEnNaaBqfWHbk/

Bloomberg said that Norman Pattiz is a radio giant. Not only has he worked in radio for decades, he recognized that this new form of on-demand listening, the podcast, would soar, so he decided to create PodcastOne in 2012. And of course it did. But long before that Pattiz was recognized for his ability to hone in on what people want or need to hear.

He was involved in so much of what has been broadcast on public radios for decades, remember radios? In 2000 he began serving on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America through appointments by Presidents Clinton and Bush.

The Board administers foreign nonmilitary services such as Radio Free Europe, The Voice of America, Middle East Broadcasting and Radio Liberty, to name a few. Plus he conceived America’s Arabic language broadcasting which reaches over 40 million people.

According to Fortune, in 2009 Norman Pattiz became a National Hall of Fame inductee and was given the Giants of Broadcasting Award by the Library of American Broadcasting.

Pattiz says he’s “never had a bad job,” offers advice on growing a business to “be the first one in… and the last one out at night” and says he wouldn’t change anything about how he’s handled his career and businesses. He does have a history of making good choices. “Beyond The Darkness” is probably another one. Chris Jericho says he fully expects it to be “…a podcast network’s dream…or should I say nightmare!?”

Securus Technologies Receives Important Gold Stevie Award in Customer Service

Securus Technologies has been awarded the significant Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Customer Service Training Department category. Securus Technologies received this award at the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.


The award ceremony was attended by over 650 business executives from around the world. The chief executive officer of Securus Technologies was on hand to accept the Gold Award on behalf of the company.


The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace. The event was held in February.


77 judges vetted over 2,500 nominees. There was a 10 percent increase in the number of award nominees from 2016.


The judges considered a variety of factors. These included a nominees ability to address issues associated with customer service. In addition, the judges paid attention to the overall impact a company or nominee has in the community.


Securus Technologies garnered high marks for its proactive approach to maintaining an effective customer service system. In addition, Securus Technologies was credited for its role in enhancing overall community safety.


Securus Technologies is a company that operates in the realm of criminal justice technology solutions. This includes products and services for criminal investigation, offender monitoring and public safety. Indeed, Securus Technologies is an industry leader in regard to these areas.


Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. The company presently serves the needs of over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies located across North America. The products and services developed and implemented by the company serve over 1.2 million inmates in the United States and Canada.


The Stevie Awards maintain seven different awards programs, including the one through which Securus Technologies received well-deserved recognition. The awards programs extend across 60 nations and overall involve over 10,000 entries or nominees each award season to honor outstanding achievement in the workplace.


Madison Street Capital Role in Corporate Financial Advice

Early this year, Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking firm took the position of an executive financial advisor when it arranged minority equity and subordinated debt investment for ARES Security Corporation, one of its client which is based in Vienna. ARES Security Corporation is a top security risk management firm which offers comprehensive software for an end to end security solutions. Corbel Structured Equity Partners provided this recapitalization. Charles Botchway, Madison Street Capital CEO, made an announcement regarding the transaction which was led by led by Reginald McGaugh, Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director on January 10, 2017. He also said that he appreciated working with Ben Eazzetta, Ares Security President. He commended the company for distinguishing itself as a leading provider of much-needed security to the world’s most critical assets.


In return Eazzeta also congratulated and appreciated Madison Street Capital’s management team for the role they played in completing tasks for Ares Security in 2016. He also said that he was impressed with how all the processes were conducted right from the initial due diligence to the evaluation analysis and finally to the capital raising procedure. He commended the firm also for the hard work and diligence in trying to find them the best financing partner, and he hoped for a brighter future with the new capital structure.


Working with Corbel will enhance Ares chances of creating a significant equity value. This was the best investment path as determined by Madison Street Capital. They also determined that Corbels flexible capital and supportive partnership would enable Ares to keep up its significant momentum in terms of sales. Other than that, it would also help on capitalizing on new revenue changes due to Corbels deep bench of contacts industry wise.


Madison Street Capital is committed to integrity, leadership, and excellence in delivering financial advice to corporations as well as assisting in mergers and acquisitions, financial opinions and valuation services to private and public businesses. It is due to these services that clients like Ares Security succeed in the global marketplace. Madison Street Capital undertakes each new project and clients goals as their own. This ranges from financial advice, capital raises, M&A transactions as well as the transfer of ownership. They view emerging markets as the main driving force of the global growth in their clients and continue to focus on significant assets in these markets. This has helped build Madison street capital reputation and helped earned them trust worldwide for their unwavering dedication and highest professional standards.

Karl Heideck Is A Leading Pennsylvania Litigator

Karl Heideck Is A Leading Pennsylvania LitigatorKarl Heideck is a leading litigator in Philadelphia. He has served as a litigation attorney for a wide range of clients that include businesses, organizations, and individuals. He has been practicing law for over 10 years.

Heideck obtained his law degree from the Law School at Temple University. Prior to law school, Heideck obtained a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, with an emphasis on letters, from Swarthmore College. He received honors at both institutions.

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In addition to working as a litigation attorney, Heideck also represents clients in cases involving employment law, commercial law, and products liability law. He is also experienced in representing clients in regard to regulatory compliance and

The typical litigator becomes interested in litigation while still in law school. As a result, these individuals take a core set of courses that include evidence, civil procedure, courtroom practice, and similar classes. They also tend to become involved in a law school’s clinic program and moot court.

Karl Heideck of Jenkintown, PAOftentimes after graduation, a new attorney desiring to become a litigator will work for a local, state, or federal prosecutor. While a different part of the judicial system than where a litigation attorney ultimately practices, working in the criminal justice system in this manner provides a new attorney with a considerable amount of courtroom experience, which is invaluable to a litigator.

Many litigators can be found in large law firms. These big firms usually will maintain a litigation department.

Litigators can also be found gathered in small practices. These attorneys may even work in conjunction with other firms that do not have in-house litigators.

Finally, there are governmental agencies and different organizations that have litigation attorneys on their teams. These are agencies and organizations that find themselves involved in court proceedings for one reason or another with some degree of regularity.

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Healthcare Staffing Exec Brian Torchin Says Outlook Looks Promising

Healthcare staffing executive, Brian Torchin, predicts the outlook for workers in 2017 looks promising. “The demand in the healthcare sector is very strong and rising,” said Torchin.

This sector is one of the fastest growing industries for the economy, yet the ongoing high demand has been creating a strain for leaders, certainly putting staffing agencies like HCRC front and center. There’s currently a shortage across the board for workers.

Founded in 2007, Healthcare Recruitment Counselors (HCRC) became a leading staffing agency that connects dedicated employees with talented healthcare employers.

Torchin recognized the limitations of other staffing agencies and became dedicated in offering a comprehensive solution to organizations facing shortages.

The company provides allied healthcare professionals to facilities nationwide. “It’s a cost-effective solution for clients that are seeking timely workforce solutions,” says Torchin. Since 2007, HCRC has enjoyed an expanded portfolio of medical staffing services they offer, like nurse practitioners, office and billing managers, doctors and dentists, just to name a few.

Brian Torchin says he expects the demand for healthcare staffing to increase and his staffing agency will be integral filling temporary and permanent positions. “Whether you’re a small office or a large hospital facility requiring professionals, HCRC can connect you with temporary or permanent solutions,” says Torchin. Learn more about more Brian Torchin: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/briantorchin

Organizations are finding one of the benefits of using staffing agencies is the recruitment process is streamlined and there is less absenteeism. Quick turn-around time to filling positions have also spearheaded the jump towards staffing agencies.

“Attrition is always an issue and a critical problem in the healthcare industry, however, staffing agencies have a roster of qualified professionals, customized to meet every criteria,” Torchin points out.

According to Glassdoor, Brian Torchin has over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of HCRC Staffing. Brian Torchin has a background in chiropractic and sports medicine and has helped medical offices set up and staff their facilities.

With a degree in sports medicine and physical therapy from the University of Delaware, Torchin continued to the New York Chiropractic College, becoming a licensed chiropractor, and committed medical professional.

George Soros’ Involvement in Politics and Support of Justice Reforms

During the election year, billionaire investor George Soros donated more than $25 million to support presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates according to the Federal election commission findings. The only other time Soros was actively involved in politics was when he donated millions to the Democrats in 2004 to defeat President George W. Bush in the elections. Michael Vachon, Soros’ political advisor, said that it his client has been a consistent donor to liberal causes on nytimes.com, but in 2016 elections the stakes were high. The Republicans seemed to give little attention to immigration reform, religious tolerance and criminal justice, things George had supported for many years.

The Hungarian-born George Soros accused Clinton’s rival Donald Trump of doing the dirty work for ISIS by sparking fear among Americans. Soros decision to cash in on Clinton was indeed a good sign for the Democrats. In the end, Trump’s win in the presidential race shocked many Americans. Wealthy liberals, with the inclusion of George Soros, gathered in Washington for a three-day closed-door meeting to figure out how they were going to counter Donald Trump’s presidency. The conference, sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Apart from the wealthy liberals who donated millions to support Clinton, also in attendance at the conference were; leaders of liberal groups and unions, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison on Politico. The meeting indicates that the liberals are will be well prepared to fight against Mr. Trump. They plan on opposing Trump’s hundred-day plan which they see as an insult to President Obama’s achievements and wrong for a nation which is supposed to be the haven of justice. Soros was scheduled to appear as a speaker at the conference. He lived through the Holocaust and the Soviet Communism, and that is the main reason he funds organizations which promote human rights.

In November 2016, George Soros gave $2million to a group which intended to defeat Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio. It was the latest of Soros’ spending on law enforcement campaigns on Forbes in the U.S. The PAC, funded by George Soros, filed documents to show the millions invested in the campaign against Arpaio. The other donors to the cause include; Texas energy billionaires Laura and John Arnolds who contributed $500,000 and Laurene Powell Jobs ($250,000) His donations are meant to support immigration and criminal justice reform in the country. They aim at defeating local prosecutors all around the country and backing new ones who support criminal and immigration reforms.

George Soros’ investment against Arpaio was his biggest investment in a local race in 2016 and also his first against a sheriff. The federal prosecutors charged Arpaio for contempt of court. It was after he went against an order to stop discriminatory policing practices. Maricopa Strong has spent around $2.9 million in the race. The donations from the group fund mailers and television ads to support Democratic candidate Paul Benzone. The group hopes to create a better justice system in Arizona when they manage to defeat Arpaio.

Transit Officials Focus On Traffic Around Austin, Texas

The topic of discussion at the recent Williamson County Growth Summit focused on traffic in the county and how best to address it, especially in the suburbs surrounding Austin. The panel at the summit included Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director of the Central Texas Mobility Authority, Leandre Johns representing Uber Technologies, Inc, ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, and RideScout LLC’s founder Joseph Kopser. The discussion centered around how technology is changing transportation in today’s world.

Heiligenstein noted that while new technologies would drastically change infrastructure, what the greater Austin area needs is more road capacity and smarter roads to get people back and forth from the suburbs where most of the area’s growth is taking place. Mike Heiligenstein also believes that people are being overly optimistic about autonomous vehicles and in his view the adoption rate will be slower and longer than most people expect, hence his view that the focus should be on transportation capacity. He also believes that population growth will exceed that of mass transit adoption so more roads will be needed.

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) was created in 2002 in order to improve the transportation infrastructure of Travis and Williamson Counties. The CTRMA is overseen by a Board of Directors and is an independent government agency. The agency’s goal is to reduce congestion in the two county area and to give citizens transportation choices. Mike Heiligenstein oversees a professional government staff of 20 people and uses specialized private contractors for individual projects.

Heiligenstein earned his Masters Degrees in Government and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Before taking over CTRMA in 2002 he had served as a public official in Williamson County for over 23 years including both as a Round Rock City Council member and as a Williamson County Commissioner. He is sought out as a public speaker at traffic conferences around the United States. In addition to his work with the CTRMA he is also the President of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association. Among the several boards that he sits on are the Advisory Board for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The National Association of Counties Air and Water Quality Subcommittees, and Envision Central Texas. Mike Heiligenstein is known as an innovative thinker who is comprehensive when tackling transportation issues.

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How Fabletics Has Transformed the Online Workout Apparel Shopping Experience

Minutes after visiting the Fabletics site you will already recognize this is not your average shopping experience. The fact that you are getting high-end workout apparel for rock-bottom prices is only a part of the appeal of shopping at Fabletics, so why are so many women excited about this incredible shopping experience?


To answer that question, you only need dig deeper to see that co-founder Kate Hudson has really found a niche where her company can excel. In the past, if you wanted higher-end yoga pants and workout apparel, you would spend your money at Amazon and then use your Prime membership to enjoy 2-day shipping. With Fabletics, your VIP membership get you more that discounted shipping, you are treated like a part of the Fabletics family.


To start, you very first order, regardless if it is a $100 pair of yoga pants or $129 workout set, you pay the incredibly low price of $25 with free shipping. Once you receive your merchandise and want more, you visit the Fabletics website and complete the Lifestyle Quiz, and upon completion you receive your VIP membership.


Here is what sets the Fabletics company apart from other online sources for women’s workout apparel. First, you are rewarded with a locked-in price point of $49.95 on all future purchases. Those new $100 yoga pants are never going to cost you more than $49395 from here out. All your future orders have free shipping, so unlike Amazon where you pay for that perk, at Fabletics you get more for free. Another amazing feature is you are assigned a personal shopper who picks apparel once a month that matches your quiz results. You are never under any obligation, nor will Fabletics ship without your approval first.


Fabletics takes reverse showrooming and makes it work unlike any other retail company. You visit a showroom and find workout apparel you want to buy. The store automatically puts those items in an online shopping cart, so the next time you log in to your VIP account, all the pieces of apparel you tried on are ready to ship. No more guessing at Amazon if something will fit, your cart is loaded with only the items you found in the store that you were considering but did not purchase.


What sets Fabletics apart from other retailers is they do not care if you buy at the retail outlet or online, it is all about making it convenient for the customers.


Don’t take our word, here is what customers have commented online about their buying experiences at Fabletics.


Tiffany at Krazy Lady coupon, “My purchase of a 3-piece workout set would have cost me $140 at another online retailer. It was delivered to me for $49 with free shipping too!”


Laura at Trust Pilot, “The shopping assistant picked out a cute set of yoga pants for me. They are the talk of the gym, I have all my friends shopping at Fabletics now!”


Michelle says at A Foodie Stays Fit, “I really am treated like a VIP at Fabletics. I have not had a single problem with any of my orders and recommend them to everyone.”