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In this millennium age, the world is faced with an unmatched wide spectrum of challenges notably in economic and socio-political circles. If such challenges are not addressed diligently by various stakeholders both from the government, quasi-governmental organizations as well as non-profit making bodies, then, the nations will stand to be grounded politically, economically and even socially.

To avert this, professional bodies have had to re-engineer their business models and concentrate more on the development socio-political and economic agenda of the nations they operate in. Such professional bodies included the American Institute of Architecture.

Founded in 1857, the Institute helps its members, and by extension, the citizens of United States of America to keep abreast with the latest trends and innovations in the field of Architecture. The body has truly set the appropriate standards for the practice by ensuring that licenses are only issued to architects that are willing to uphold the dignity of the profession.

This is fundamental to their core objective as the professional body in Architecture in the USA. Also, it arranges seminars, workshops, tours, and expos to further emancipate the architects and the interested general public on best industry practices in architecture.

On the social platform, AIA has gravitated towards fostering architectural designs that aim at seeing to it that the USA has healthier cities. Under the stewardship of Robert Ivey, the CEO, the institute has discovered that superb urban designs are the strategic arsenals to overcome the ever-rising tides and concerns of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

Also, urban design is pivotal to reducing the skyrocketing Medicare bills. American Institute of Architects Report of December 2012 can attest to this. More so, AIA has a positive contribution to the community through their Community Social Responsibility programs. For instance, they sponsored the Education Facility Design Award” where they honored the best education facility this year.

Since its inception in 1857, by a clique of only thirteen architects, it has now attracted membership to a tune of more than 90,000 members. This can be attributed to strong, visionary and dynamic leadership that, cumulatively, it has given them such an enviable success.

Robert Ivy, Born in Columbus, Mississippi, is a graduate of Sewanee University and a Master Architect. American Institute of Architecture is a non-profit making professional body. Its headquarters is in Washington DC. This strains every nerve to promote the professional prowess of its members who are more than 90,000.

Doctors

Mark McKenna is a doctor and a successful entrepreneur. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and Louisiana. He briefly worked at his father’s practice after graduating from medical school at Tulane University. At the same time, Dr. Mark McKenna launched a real estate business, McKenna Venture, a boutique investment firm with a focus on real estate located in New Orleans.

The firm rapidly expanded to include Universal Mortgage as well as Uptown Title under its wings. It provides real estate development services from design to construction and investment. Dr. Mark McKenna participated in the rebuilding of low-income housing facilities in New Orleans after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He is the founder of Shape Medical Wellness Center, ShapeMed, a health and wellness firm located in Atlanta.

ShapeMed provides personalized medical weight management procedures and non-surgical aesthetic options. Dr. Mark’s innovative strategies to grow the business earned him live spots on numerous television channels. For example, he has been featured on the Doctorpreneur show, a close look at the entrepreneurial inspiration in healthcare aired by CBS. In like manner, he retains membership at the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Besides his medical skills, his business development prowess enabled him to build a reputable company. He rapidly grew the business and then sold it to Life Time Fitness in 2014. He then went on to work for the new outfit as a Medical Director until 2016. He founded OVME, a medical aesthetics solutions firm, in 2017. Dr. Mark McKenna is committed to providing non-invasive aesthetic procedures and weight management programs that work.

He inspires you to increase your confidence by feeling good about how you look. He looks poised to take this concept to the next level with the new company. He has extensive experience in the medical aesthetics industry and has an in-depth understanding of the market dynamics. This gives him a unique opportunity to capitalize on the disruptive opportunities in the sector.

Dr. Mark McKenna is passionate about the local community of New Orleans, his native town. He is associated with the New Orleans Jazz Festival as well as the New Orleans Industrial Development among others.

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Dating Apps, Fashion Company

Whitney Wolfe is an American renowned serial entrepreneur. Based in Austin, Texas, Whitney Wolfe is a gifted creative woman who succeeds in most of her ventures. In her entrepreneurial journey which began almost a decade ago, Wolfe has been recognized for her effort and commitment. Her best venture involved collaboration with Andrey Andreev of Badoo Company to create an online dating platform, the Bumble.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Whitney Wolfe attended Southern Methodist University where she studied International Studies. At the age of 19 and still in college, Miss Wolfe ventured in selling tote bags made of bamboo material. Also, together with celebrity Patrick Aufdenkamp, they started “Help Us Project.” Currently, Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and Founder of Bumble.

Bumble is one of the fastest growing smartphone applications on dating platform in America. Founded in September 2014, Bumble app revolutionized the online dating by focusing on women only. The app gives priority to women to make the first move while dating. Recently, the app launched other peripheral business including the Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. The Bumble company future looks brighter than ever. The Forbes this year valued the company at over $1 billion and did predict its revenue for the first time surpassing $100 million. The app adds close to 50,000 users daily and currently has over 20 million users.

Unlike other high tech firms based in Silicon Valley, Whitney Wolfe Bumble Company headquarter is found off North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas. This choice was a deliberate move by Mrs. Wolfe to locate away from lots of external influence and focus on their growth. She has deliberately customised her entire Bumble yellow office in classical architecture to create a friendly mood. Also, the lifestyle-focused headquarters styles are designed to inspire collaboration as well as encouraging creativity.

Bumble Bizz arm of the company was launched to network women not only for the relationship but also for business. For the women platonic relationship, Bumble started the BFF. The New invention is competitively challenging the LinkedIn.

The dating maestro was recently married to her partner, oil heir, Michael Herd in an epic wedding held in Positano, Italy. For her commitment at such a young age, Whitney Wolfe was this year named in the Forbes 30 Under 30. In 2016, she was acknowledged as one of Elie’s Women in Tech. Also, in 2014, Whitney Wolfe was recognized by Business Insider as among the 30 Most Important Women under 30 in Tech.

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Cross Country Rally

The Bull Sertões Rally Team is one of the many highlights of Brazilian rally driver Rodrigo Terpins. He is the elder brother of another world-class rally driver Michel terpins both sons of Jacko (Jack Terpins)the iconic Brazilian basketball player who ruled Brazilian basketball in the seventies.His sons followed his avid love and passion for sports and today are some of the most recognizable faces in Brazilian rallying having achieved multiple wins and awards for the same.

The doubles teams included the Bull Sertões Rally Team taking part in the 22nd edition of the legendary Sertoes rally the most highly regarded competition in the Brazilian rally circuit. The teams departed for Paracatu, one of the first mining city in the course of the route.

This massive off-road event in Brazil having completed two of the seven stages of the edition then moved on to Caldas Novas to Catalão, still in the state of Goiás where the original stretch that covered 202 kilometers was reduced to about 68 citing various safety issues.In the Cars category, the duos of the Team Bull Sertões Rally Team won the fifth and sixth positions. They were competing in the T1 prototype category. The teams were divided into that of Michel Terpins and navigator Sven von Borries who came in fifth and that of Rodrigo Terpins and navigator Fabrício Bianchini coming in 6th.

According to Mundodo Marketing, the exemplary performance was a result of a well-prepared team that has been training hard and had well-developed cars which have had there performance and suspensions upgraded from time to time to help them cope with the different terrains in the route.

Rodrigo Terpins also a family man has always emphasized the need to have a well-balanced life where his career in rallying does not affect the attention he gives his family. This perspective is what has seen him develop into one of the most consistent rally drivers in the editions gone by and hopefully in those that are yet to come.

He has always stated his commitment to rallying and hopes that even as his star continues to shine he is able to nurture others into it.

Cancer, Research

As the cancer survivor’s populace continues to grow, it has become critical to understand the nature and impact that prior cancer cases may have on improving the results recorded in trials, patient experience, as well as the observational studies. It is vital to note that despite the increased numbers of cancer survivors, these survivors continue to be excluded from observational research, as well as the clinical studies. The aging population has been termed as being behind the increase in the number of survivors.

Currently, many survivors go-on to live for more than 10 years after their initial cancer diagnosis. An additional two-thirds live for more than 5 years after this diagnosis. There is a need to understand that these survivors have very complex health needs that need to be addressed. Some of their needs include:

• Surveillance to prevent recurrence
• Continued monitoring for toxic effects associated with cancer treatment
• Management of emerging diagnosis, e.g., new primary cancers or chronic diagnoses.

Exclusion of cancer survivors from clinical trials means that close to a quarter of all patients that have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer will be prevented from taking part in the studies. In order to understand the implications of incident cancer in terms of research and treatment, there is a need to understand the prevalence of prior cancer in patients who have dealt with incident cancer in the past.

Eric Lefkofsky

He is the CEO and Co-founder of Tempus. This is a technology company that is accredited with creating an operating system to be used in the fight against cancer. Mr. Lefkofsky is also one of the founding partners in a venture fund that invests in disruptive technologies called Lightbank.

Eric Lefkofsky together with his wife Liz began the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. It is a private charitable foundation whose sole purpose was to enhance lives in the communities where it operates. Apart from serving as a trustee for various organizations in his home city of Chicago, he also is also an author and an adjunct professor.

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