This category contains 29 posts

Football by the Numbers: Some NFL and Super Bowl LI (51) Stats

Super Bowl fever has set in for most of America and many of the world-wide fans of the National Football League (NFL). The big game this year will be played on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots will play the National Football Conference (NFC) champion … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Santa Math for 2016 Package Delivery

We are less than 12 hours from Christmas Day! The last shipment deadline for the three major package delivery service providers – United States Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), and United Parcel Service (UPS) – has come and gone (December 23, 2016) with the exception of few and rare deliveries on Christmas Eve and … Continue reading

Are You Getting Your Dollar’s Worth Where You Live?

  The 2016 Rio Games are now history! For those of you who have been more than preoccupied watching the various sporting events over the past two weeks, you can now step away from your television or other electronic devices. I enjoyed watching a few of the events, however, I didn’t have the luxury of … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – Collegiate Level Has Fewer But More Competitive Players

  This is the third post in the series: Football in America. The previous post in this series, Numbers: Football in America – Friday Night Lights and High School Teams, took a look at look at America’s favorite sport at the high school level. As a reminder, football is played in more than 14,000 U.S. high schools. … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: AZ Reports Its First Case and CDC Hosts Summit

Last week, while Arizona was still reeling from the fall out that accompanied the Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE) the week before, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced the state’s first case of Zika virus in a Maricopa County resident. In a press release [Ref 1] issued on Monday, March 28, 2016, the … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Distracted Walking Accidents On The Rise – Urban Periscope to the Rescue

Earlier this month I was introduced to urban periscope – a new device or sleeve for your iPhone that slides over the phone case with a lens on top like a periscope. The firm by the same name proposes that their device redirects your vision 90 degrees with a periscope so you can text and … Continue reading

Summary: Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

An internet search for another document led to the discovery of a recent working paper from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) that addresses the relative global absence of women on corporate executive boards and at the upper levels of management. It is based on a 2014 survey conducted by PIIE and data sampling … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Missing Ballots for Arizona’s Independent Voters in Today’s Presidential Preference Election

Today, March 22, 2016, is Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election (PPE). That means a number of folks who didn’t mail in their early ballots will need to visit one of numerous polling places across the State of Arizona to cast their ballot – u-n-l-e-s-s they are registered as Independent voters. Onyx, my furry four-legged Portuguese terrier, … Continue reading

The Zika Virus: Is a Pandemic Brewing?

After two intense weeks of covering media related matters for the Future City Competition Arizona Region, I am finally able to shift my focus and cover other topics, again. One of those topics that has been tugging for my attention the past two weeks is coverage of the Zika (pronounced Zee-kuh) virus. [Featured Photo: The … Continue reading

A Bridge For Business & STEM: 2015 In Review

A special thank you to my regular followers and visitors of A Bridge for Business & STEM. This blog published 66 new posts, growing the total archive to a list of 202 entries. I also received an internal award from WordPress.com for reaching the 200th post milestone. HOO-RAY! Baiters, Haters, and Social Climbers, posted in November … Continue reading