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The Loyola Greyhounds Hire Marc Van Arsdale

The Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team announced on the Thursday with great excitement and anticipation, that they hired Marc Van Arsdale as their offensive coordinator. Charley Toomey is the current head coach of the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team. Past successes of the team have included alumni players like Sean Hecker. Prior to Van Arsdale, Ryan Moran was the offensive coordinator, and he was hired on June 20th, 2016. It was a huge question after Ryan Moran left the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team, who was going to be the new offensive coordinator. The new offensive coordinator would have large shoes to fill because the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team leave behind a very successful legacy. Among the other options to be chosen for the offensive coordinator included Marquette associate head coach Stephen Brundage, Brown offensive coordinator, Sean Kirwan, and Richmond defensive coordinator Paul Richards.

For the past fifteen years, Van Arsdale had been the assistant coach at Virginia. During Van Arsdale’s fifteen years with Virgina, he helped the team win multiple NCAA Division I championships in 2003, 2006 and 2011. Van Arsdale had the opportunity to thank former Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia for his training and commitment to Virginia.

“We are very pleased to get someone of the character and coaching caliber of Marc Van Arsdale, and we look forward to welcoming Marc and his wife, Karen, to the Loyola family,” Loyola head coach Charley Toomey said in a written statement.

Van Arsdale stated that he admired the lacrosse program at Loyola for many years, and was honored to become a member of the team. He will make a great addition to the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team, and head coach Charley Toomey is proud to have him aboard. It was a huge announcement when the offensive coordinator was finally chosen and announced to the team and to the dedicated fans who sit in the stadium cheering on this successful team.

Van Arsdale was a successful lacrosse player in his younger years and his no newbie to the game. Van Arsdale was a 1985 graduate of Hobart, he played on the lacrosse team where he as an attackman. He, along with his team went on to win four consecutive NCAA Division III crowns, Van Arsdale also managed to produce a pair of Tewaaraton winners in Matt Ward (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2011). After his college career, Van Arsdale went on to be the head coach at Penn State for five seasons where he compiled a 27-39 record.

Professional Advice to Succeed in Business

Many people want to make it big in business, but few people do. Why is that? There are some basic tips that differentiate the exceptional business people from the crowd. This article lists five.

1. Hard Work – Mom was right. You do need to do your chores. Successful businesses have a lot of hard work put into them. It usually takes 5 years for a new business to become profitable. Choosing to take the easy way out is the recipe for failure. Entrepreneurs who dared to suffer ridicule and criticism from peers and mentors are usually the ones who end up on top.

2. Non-conformism – Warren Buffett, the billionaire who built Nebraska giant Berkshire Hathaway, put it this way, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” What are the things that your peers and competitors are afraid of? Some fear items might be math, pain, public speaking, science, veggies, writing, risk, foreigners, poverty, generosity, bear markets, religion, unpopularity, or ridicule. Greedily pursue situations where you or your business do these unpopular things, and watch what happens. On the other shoe, what are the things your peers are greedily seeking after? Some possibilities might be credit cards, mortgages, loans, pleasure, meat, popularity, US, Hollywood, “experts,” lobbyists, liberal arts, or bull markets. Fearfully avoid those items.

3. Innovation – Going with the flow is not going to differentiate you and your company from the rest. The largest companies in the world succeeded because they originally had a hair brained mad scientist gang that came up with a product or service that those around them thought was crazy. Today, that product is the ubiquitous airplane or iPhone. If you are not someone who has a knack for new ideas, make sure that your company has someone on the team who is a dreamer or artistic brain. Left brained profits often come from right brained ideas.

4. Organizational Psychology – Many US companies promote based on experience or the popularity an employee has with management. This is unhealthy, and usually leads to Peter’s principle coming true. Peter’s principle states that every individual is promoted to their basic level of incompetency. After reaching that point they are no longer promoted. The result is that high ranking leaders in a company are often incompetent in the roles they were promoted to. Place people in your company based on their cognitive brain type, not their social acumen. Do not attach extra prestige or wages to certain positions. The idea is to level the playing field and value all contributors, whether they are janitors or managers.

5. Just Show Up – Whether or not you like it, 90% of life is just showing up, as David Leuschen said in a talk he gave at Dartmouth.

The Most Successful Power Couples in Miami

  • Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna This husband and wife real estate team that has a high-end luxury real estate firm that has interests in Latin America, The United States, and Europe. They are one of the most experienced companies and both parts of this power couple are hands on with the growth of the company. Ana serves as the Executive Vice President of the company and is a key component in the companies endeavors across the world.
  • Craig Robins and Jackie Soffer
    Miami is one of the poshest cities in the United States. It is home to many successful businesses and business people. In some cases, there are couples that are considered power couples because each person has their own successful endeavors in the business world. For example, Jackie Soffer ( and Craig Robins. These two real estate giants were married last year after a rather interesting start. Now the two are happily married. Jackie Soffer  is the owner of Aventura Mall and co-CEO Turnberry Associates, a real estate development company. Craig Robins is a successful real estate developer in the Miami Design District.
  • Michael and Nicole Simkins
    Both Michael and Nicole Simkins are from influential families that owned businesses in the area. Michael is the head of Lion associates, a company that sees profits around one hundred million dollars annually. Part of the Lion associates conglomerate is Simkin Industries. Simkins Industries specialized in the creation of folding cartons.Charles Kaufman Enterprises is the business owned by Nicole’s family. Charles Kaufman Enterprises has provided the very best jewelry to the elite for decades. Nicole was a key part of the revitalization in the interest of colored diamonds stemming from the sale of Jennifer Lopez’s blue diamond ( Both parts of this power couple are philanthropists, and make considerable efforts to help charitable organizations across the nation.

PayPal, MasterCard Reach Deal for Store Payments

MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it had expanded its deal with payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc, which would allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores.

PayPal’s partnership follows a similar deal with MasterCard’s larger rival Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network.

PayPal will allow users to select a credit or debit card as the default payment method and share data on transactions made through MasterCard’s tap-and-pay feature, which allows the shopper to wave a card or mobile phone over a reader to pay, the companies said in a statement.

As part of the deal, MasterCard will allow PayPal users to withdraw cash from their accounts using a debit card and also waive the digital wallet fee it currently charges PayPal.

The two companies have an existing partnership for co-branded consumer credit cards in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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