USF Lady Bulls Aim to Slay the Giant of Women’s College Basketball

The USF Lady Bulls are fresh off their 5th conference victory, besting the SMU Lady Mustangs, Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. Sunday Coach Jose Fernandez’s squad will play a nationally televised contest against the Temple Lady Owls, tip-off at high noon in Philadelphia. On the line is second place in the conference standings and potential #2 to tournament seed.

 

 

Avoid the Lady Huskies

 

The #1 seed come conference tournament time is pretty much a foregone conclusion. The University of Connecticut Lady Husky squad has set the benchmark for excellence across all college sports.

 

 

Geno Auriemma’s UConn team has won the NCAA title eleven times, a feat matched by no other school in collegiate basketball history. While UConn appears the overwhelming favorite in their quest for a twelfth crown, the USF Bulls have also established themselves as a perennial power.

 

 

Perennial National Prominence

 

Catching the class of women’s college basketball may not be realistic for the Lady Bulls. Finishing the season strong enough to earn another berth in the women’s national championship tournament is realistic. Last week the Sun Dome Arena was treated to Fernandez’s 300th career victory, spanning a stellar 17-years as the Bull’s boss.

 

 

During his tenure, Fernandez has led South Florida to a dozen post-season appearances, including seven with more than twenty wins. This year the Lady Bulls have responded with maybe their best year yet. USF already has 15 victories against two solitary losses, one of those to Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford.

 

 

The Giant Comes to the Sun Dome Arena

 

USF splits the last 10 conference games, half on the road and the other half at the Sun Dome in Tampa. South Florida will sandwich 3 straight Sun Dome games in the middle of a pair of back to road tilts as they head down the final 10 game stretch.

 

 

A victory over the University of Cincinnati on February 1st, plus a split in the two games against Temple, and USF could clinch the #2 tournament seed. Earning the second seed means they would be in the opposite bracket from the UConn powerhouse.

 

Before the tournament time, USF will have one more chance to slay the giant. On Monday, February 27th, South Florida will welcome the all-time winningest team in college basketball to the Sunshine State. If the Lady Bulls continue to play well, USF will have a shot at snapping the longest undefeated streak in basketball history.

 

Duda Melzer – Entrepreneur and Known Business Leader

From the long line of the Sirotsky family and grandson of RBS originator, Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer has a MBA from Harvard and a degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He is a chief of the Mercosul Biennial, the Iberê Camargo Foundation, e.Bricks Digital and Wine.com.br.

Eduardo Melzer, or Duda Melzer as he’s known, started his initial vocation in the United States before joining the privately-run company, and was senior budgetary expert at Delphi and overseeing chief of non-customary media organization BoxTop Media. In 2015, Duda Melzer was been on the rundown of pioneers of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. The relationship unites, every year, 25 individuals from the new eras of business families from around the globe, who are driving the business and are considered cases for society.

A critical impact for Duda Melzer is the American John Davis. A Harvard teacher and privately-run company master, he is today one of the world’s most looked for after advisors in this field. The RBS Group was its first client in Brazil and the relationship has been reached out since 1999. RBS and the Sirotsky family put stock in the achievement of family-possessed organizations whose administration is proficient. For Eduardo, great administration is a component of separation of any fruitful organization, and in a family assemble, it turns out to be significantly more important. RBS’s standards of brilliance in administration, guided by Davis, were put into practice during the time spent progression that drove Eduardo to lead the gathering in 2012.

From that point forward, he has been taking after vital ideas from occasional consultancies with two of today’s most persuasive business scholars: Jim Collins and Ram Charan.

Restrained and concentrated on supportability and business development, and adding to the advancement of the nation, from an early age Duda Melzer rehearses a cross-board development, in view of his systems administration and customary excursions around the globe, in which Is devoted to the trading of learning. Take an interest in selective occasions, for example, Google’s Zeitgeist and Allen and Co’s Sun Valley.

 

Jack Sock Rises on the ATP Tour

Tampa Bay’s tennis star Jack Sock recently made it into the top twenty on the men’s professional tour, the ATP. He also advanced to the fourth round of the 2017 Australian Open only to lose to the French star Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.

Jack Sock played well and appeared resplendent in Melbourne with his trademark sock choice. On this occasion, he wore socks to match the season’s new color, fuschia. This hot color is found on Nike shoes and is being worn by a large number of male and female tennis players. This shoe color is also Sock’s choice to go along with his matching fuschia socks. But it was not just his shoes and socks that stood out, but his play as he had won three matches at this Grand Slam event and played a tight match against the higher ranked and highly regarded player Tsonga. For more about Jack Sock and his climb into the twentieth position on the ATP go to Yahoo.com: Your text to link…

Tampa has a long history as a sports town with baseball, football, and ice hockey to chose from. Tampa residents are blessed with multiple PGA level golf courses and countless tennis courts to hone their sports skills. The weather in the Tampa area is conducive to outdoor activities and the playing of sports year round. But the area pales in comparison to the other Florida Coast that boasts many more public facilities and training programs for tournament level Junior competition. Directly across the state from Tampa is the Space Coast and Florida District 15, an area that used to draw thousands of junior tennis players from the state to play in 6 or 7 sanctioned events taking place in a public tennis facility, Lawnwood, located in Ft. Pierce, Florida. This type of program specializing in promoting junior tennis works wonders for the sport of tennis itself.

All individual sports like tennis and golf rely on players who achieve star status like a Tiger Woods or a John McEnroe to induce others to play the sport. We can hope that Jack Sock will do his part in inspiring others to enjoy the sport of tennis. Visit the latest ATP standing on Reddit: Your text to link…

 

Who Would Benefit The Most Working With Equities First

Equities First Holdings has proved itself worth to become the world’s largest stock-based loan provider. Or over a decade, it has shown itself to offer a substantial amount of money to any loans presented to its capacity. For this reason, they have worked to determine high-end capabilities in a way that is unparalleled in this industry. Equities First Holdings has also worked to develop high-end solutions to those in need of fast working capital. During an economic crisis, the company has been there for those who need fast working capital. For this reason, they went on to found the biggest entity in this business to make life and business better in reality. As a matter of fact, you will always receive better results in anything if you are committed to working. For this reason, Equities First Holdings has struggled to reach all markets to sell their stock-based loans and gain popularity.

While you always have many options there during the harsh economic crisis, you will find it extremely hard for people to get better business if you are not in dire need. For this reason, you end up working for the least. According to Equities First Holdings, they always provide the stock-based loans to those who seek them to provide a hedge against their problems and solution through the loans. As a matter of fact, you can find their services welcoming during the harsh economic environment. During a tough economic time, there is always inevitable market fluctuation. However, the situation can be mitigated by the dire need associated with these capabilities. If you end up working for the company, you can associate yourself with other entities in this management.

According to Al Christy, he founded Equities First Holdings to make it become a world-class economy. They have started by issuing fast working capital using stocks as collateral. While they are excelling in this business, they have also been voted as one of the most trusted companies in this line of finance. Alternative sources of finance are what people seek during the harsh economic times. For this reason, Equities First Holdings has taken advantage of this capability.

The formidable Pasco’s Jordyn Kadlub

The postseason of the high school girls’ soccer has commenced with the beginning of the region play. The cost of the admission is just $7 for a game based on the talent of the Tampa Bay of the players such as Pasco High’s Jordyn Kadlub. There are major reasons why fans should come out in large numbers to watch the sophomore and her counterparts play.

 

One of the most important reason is that she has scored more than 50 goals under her name. The 50 goals are the 18 games, the figure that put her among the top five in the state. According to the MaxPreps, she is averaging about hat trick per matchup and still, she hasn’t come close to the number of her freshman of 58 goals. Incase Pasco manages to extend the post season she might beat the record that was set by the Ridgewood’s Melissa Wells in the season of 1990-91. She says that she plays for fun. She noted that this season has been terrific for her and her teammates since they managed to play all their games without losing.

 

Whenever Kadlub is playing there is a high possibility of her scoring a hat trick, this is another reason to draw the fans out to come and watch her play. For example during the district semifinal where they were pitted against Weeki Waache, she scored a hat trick and this was during the first half. Though the striker had four goals during this particular match, this was not the best performance of the season so far. She scored 7 goals against Zephyrhills, the match ended 8-0 this was in November. The Pasco coach notes that the way she plays is unique, whenever she sees an opportunity she takes it, she does not let it slip away.

 

Unlike other players who focus on a single game, Kedlub has plays two different sport games. Soccer is not her best, she plays softball as a pitcher. Even sports expert wonder how would one manage to be successful in two games at once. She has had 88 strikeouts in 101 as a freshman she manages all this in 101 innings. She says that she will decide later what game is for her in the future, but right now she just want to have fun.

 

Queen + Adam Lambert Set To Rock The United States

The collaboration of Adam Lambert and the world famous Queen has been taking the world by storm. The project, which started out in 2009, during the eighth season of American Idol has captured the hearts of numerous rock fans all over the world. Adam Lambert has given Queen fans all over the world the opportunity to experience the magnificence of the band that once was one of the greatest in the entire world.

 

Just a few days ago, the group announced the release of their United States tour, which will take place in twenty-five cities across the country. The tour will be kicking off at the Phoenix Gila River Arena in Arizona on the 23rd of June and will go on all the way until August 5th. This will be the group’s first tour in the United States after a four-year long break from performing in the country.

 

Although Adam hasn’t had any in-studio recording time with Queen, he has been touring with them all over the world since the beginning of his American Idol days. His first performance with the group was when they performed together during the season finale of American Idol. It was there that Adam’s journey with Queen began.

 

Soon after, the group started headlining some of the biggest shows in the music industry including the MTV European Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Since then, Adam and the other members of the band have been traveling all over the world and giving people the Queen experience. Besides this, the group has made several television appearances in numerous shows including XFactor USA. Just last year, the group toured all over the world, with shows happening in numerous cities in Europe and Asia. The group performs many of Queen’s most loved hits along with a blend of some of Adam’s newer songs. The newly revamped group currently performs with Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, Rufus Tiger Taylor on percussion and of course, Adam Lambert on vocals.

 

Tickets for their upcoming concert will be available on February 3rd. However, members of the band’s fan club and American Express card holders will get all exclusive access to the tickets much before the rest of the world, commencing on January 31st.

 

Omar Boraie Supports Important Research

A recent NewsWise article  highlights the crucial work being done at Rutgers University in precision medicine and mentions that an endowed chair was created in the name of supporter Omar Boraie at the Rutgers Cancer Institute to continue doing important research into cancers and their causes. Mr. Boraie, a developer in New Brunswick, (https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/0601263D:US-boraie-development-llc) recently made a generous donation of 1.5 million dollars to help fund the work being done at the Cancer Institute, and the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science will ensure that groud breaking research currently being done at Rutgers will continue.

Boraie has studied chemistry himself and has long been interested in developments in cancer treatments. The director of the cancer institute at Rutgers has praised his generosity.

Specifically, the endowed chair will help fund research in genomics. Researchers at Rutgers are developing ways to create treatments for cancer at the genetic level, allowing them to customize approaches for individual patients. Rutgers is at the very cutting edge of using precision medicine and genomics to treat cancer, and researchers at the university are pioneering ways of attacking extremely rare forms of cancer that do not respond to conventional therapies.

According to the NY Times, the endowed chair has been named to Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, one of the leading scientists at the Cancer Institute. The research of Dr. Ganesan extends from the idea that cancer is not a single disease but rather a collection of diseases that require individualized treatments. He has made substantial progress at isolating and defining individual strains of the disease, and this has given hope to both scientists searching for cures and patients suffering from rare cancers.

The Rutgers Cancer Institute works closely with hospitals all over New Jersey to gather data, do research, conduct clinical tests and develop treatments. In short, Omar Boraie’s assistance to its mission has the potential to do a tremendous amount of good.

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USF Women’s Softball – Ready for 2017 with 4 Recruits that Shine a Sunnyside for the Bull’s Future

At the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Lady Bulls softball squad is consistently a hot topic of sports conversation. As the Lady Brahmas prepare to swing into the 2017 season, the saying, “we don’t rebuild, we just retool” is fitting.

 

 

USF will start the season ranked as one of the top 25 best softball teams in the nation. An even brighter future lies ahead for Coach Ken Eriksen’s Bulls, as four highly rated student athletes will join the fold next fall. The world-renowned coach, who occupies the third base coach’s box for the Bulls, is also the leader of the United States Women’s National team.

 

 

The Lady Bull softball team has received letters of intent from a pair of powerful hurlers, adding depth to the pitching staff, plus a hard-hitting outfielder and a versatile utility player who has experience at eight different defensive positions.

 

 

Two More Aces in the Herd

 

Miriam (Mim) Schmoll and Georgina (George) Corrick will be eligible to toe the rubber for USF beginning in 2017. Eriksen justifiably conveys an enthusiastic level of optimism since signing these two power arms.

 

 

Both Mim and George have posted an earned run average, (ERA) below one run a game during their prep careers. Schmoll has led the Bayshore, Florida Lady Bruins since her freshman season, while Corrick is the ace of the Seminole High School staff. Each pitcher throws year-round on the travel ball circuit, with Corrick the lead pitcher for the European Champion Great Britain 19 & under squad.

 

 

Bulls Add Big Bats

 

Kyndall Williams and Jasmine Haynes are a pair of excellent fielders who also possess superb bat control. With a pitching staff that is going to be hard to score upon, team defense, getting runners on pace and scoring runs, are the next needs Eriksen hopes to fill.

 

 

Haynes and Williams will bring excellent fielding skills to Tampa next season, plus a pair of high batting averages. Kyndall also has a home run power, including a near perfect base stealing percentage.

 

Since pitching wins games in women’s fast pitch softball, but batters plate the necessary runs, the future looks bright for the USF Lady Bull softball squad. With one of the brightest and most creative minds in the world of fast pitch softball leading the herd, the future looks bright for the Lady Bulls.

 

Tampa Bay Lighting get much needed win against Chicago Blackhawks

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended their three-game skid against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win. The Lightning are hoping to bounce back from this slump and start playing like the 2015 Stanley Cup final team they once were. The number of injuries the Lighting have received this year has been critical to their success. Especially with sharp shooter Steven Stamkos being out of play since November 15th with a meniscal tear in his right knee. However things are looking up with the play from goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy who had 34 saves in relief for Ben Bishop. Tyler Johnson contributed 2 goals in the third period that were 30 seconds apart. “It’s nice being back here and realizing we were two wins away from a Stanley Cup, pretty much the exact same team. We know what we can do. It’s a matter of doing it.”

 

Along with Johnson’s 2 goals, Brian Boyle, Nikita Nesterov, and Nikita Kucherov all chipped in with a goal a piece. Alex Killorn and Valtteri Flippula set up those points with 2 assists each. Killorn stated that the Lightning “had a chat” about their play in the 2015 finals and it seems like it spark-plugged the team to skate back to their former Stanley Cup selves. Tampa was far more aggressive on Tuesday, sticking Chicago with 29 hits and attempting 36 shots on goal. With numbers like that, Tampa will be a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference.

 

The game was tied up with 2 a piece at 2:47 into the third. Johnson then scored his first goal of the night at 6:14 and his second goal at 6:44 into the third period. Tampa played fast and with a sense of urgency in the third period, something the Tampa Bay fans have been anticipating for several games. Tampa will head to Florida on Thursday night to conclude their six-game road trip. The Lightning will be back on their home ice next Tuesday the 31st against the Bruins.

Tampa Bay Bucs Reach Agreement with Defensive Coordinator

Mike Smith, the Buccaneers defensive coordinator, appears to be staying put in Tampa. He and the management have agreed to extend his contract. Details of the deal have not been released, but it’s a sure bet that many people are happy to hear about his plans to remain with the team.

 

Smith was the Atlanta Falcons head coach from 2008 – 2014. He took the Falcons to the playoffs in multiple years, including 2008 when he was also named the NFL Coach of the Year. Before that role, he was the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he also held various positions at the college and pro levels.

 

He joined the Bucs in January of 2016. He works under head coach Dirk Koetter, who was once Smith’s assistant in Atlanta.

 

Smith recently considered going back into head coaching. He was a candidate for vacant positions in San Diego and Jacksonville. The Jaguars ultimately went with another coach, and Smith ended up withdrawing his name from consideration for the Chargers job.

 

In the early half of the 2016 season, the Buccaneers’ defense was lackluster. They ranked poorly across all aspects of defense. In the second half, they improved to 13th in yards allowed and fourth in points per game. During this period, they also ranked first in takeaways, with 18, and with their third-down conversion rate, which was 32%.

 

Mike Smith is known for being able to develop close relationships with his players. He has experience, an extensive knowledge of the game, and great instincts which allow him to draw up effective plays. The team is looking to keep its momentum going after finishing 9 and 7 in 2016. In 2014, they only had two wins all season.