Dear people who lives in the areas covered by the 5H Tour:

Please take lots of photos.Take lots of videos. Please share them on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter or somewhere accessible.Tell the girls how beautiful they look and how incredibly talented they are. (Oh and if you’d kindly say that millions of international fans who couldn’t see them said it too.)

And if you see someone from their management team, please remind them (in a kind, polite tone - heck, throw in puppy dog eyes in there and a little pout) that the girls are also wanted at areas outside of the US. I know international tours aren’t easy to arrange but come on, I bet if they really wanted to do it, they could.

Honestly as an international fan, I’m really sad about this. But I’m not mad at the girls, I actually feel sad for them. It feels like their management isn’t doing enough exposure for them. They deserve better. They deserve more.

anonymous asked:

it's obvious you and your teams fan know nothing about goalie love or respect. ya'll threw kuemper and backstrom out because you starting riding dubnyk's dick. we appreciate out goaltender, in good and bad times. i hope the blues win this series and you can go looking for a new goalie, yet again.

you’re right, we are playing Dubnyk a lot right now. that’s because he’s playing well. Backstrom has been playing very poorly for the past few years, and Kuemper was very inconsistent at the beginning of the year. Our team was in trouble because of poor goaltending. there’s a difference between throwing goalies aside because they haven’t been playing well, and bringing another goalie in for the sake of the team. The management and coaches gave both kuemper and Backstrom plenty of chances to prove they could be the number one goalie for the team. The Minnesota Wild is a team that has rather consistently had goalie problems. dressing four different goal tenders in last years playoffs was a nightmare so when we finally find a constant goalie you can’t blame the management and coaches for playing them. Comparing our goalie situation to Fleurys post season woes is kind of like comparing apples to oranges. Fleury, who is 31 has been relatively consistent in the regular season and become a franchise name. Backstrom, who is 37, has had several surgeries and injures in the past two years and played inconsistently and quite poorly. Kuemper is still only 24 and its expected for him to be the backup at such a young age. Fleury is 31 and in hockey, especially as a goaltender, 5 years can be a big difference.

McDonald's Closes Hundreds of Stores as Worldwide Sales Continue to Plummet

No matter how “artisanal” McDonald’s new grilled chicken breast may be, the quick-serve juggernaut can’t seem to escape the legacy of plastic-filled McNuggets and pay-for-play-seeming myth-busting videos that mar its past.

Because of an ongoing two-year sales slump, McDonald’s has closed down more than 350 stores worldwide since the beginning of 2015. The company cites increased competition as the driving force.

“As the world’s leading restaurant company, we are evolving to be more responsive to today’s customer,” CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement. “McDonald’s management team is keenly focused on acting more quickly to better address today’s consumer needs, expectations and the competitive marketplace.”

Though an unprecedented level of global burger competition is surely part of the problem, McDonald’s has also faced several crushing food safety and labor scandals over the past year, especially in its international locations.

In Japan, which is McDonald’s second-biggest market after the U.S., same-store sales fell 39 percent in January, causing 130 store closures in the following months. It appears that consumer trust was never restored after more than 1 million McNuggets were recalled in January because multiple customers found plastic in their chicken bits. The plastic scandal came just six months after health officials found that thousands of cases from a Chinese chicken-processing plant had expired before being shipped to Japanese McDonald’s locations.

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anonymous asked:

how can you even say he isnt dragging it out to make more money like that is so obvious and im not trying to degrade his transition or argue with you but this could have been handled a lot better and tbh its most likely not even bruce's fault. its most likely a shitty greedy management team that dont care about his well being. like he is so brave, he deserves a more peaceful time. havent you seen the pics of him crying over the rumors?you think he would have made this huge stir on his own?itsad

Shut the fuck up literally shut the mother fuck up stop messaging me 

anonymous asked:

“Keep your relationship private without keeping your partner a secret. There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy.” JUST SAYING.... If you know what I mean

Yeah I understand what you mean, and honestly it makes me sad to see Taylor and Karlie not hanging out now because she has to keep her under a rock. Like you’re right and you made a pretty good statement here because it’s two different things and Taylor’s life doesn’t allow Karlie to just be her privacy but her secret (and the most important secret she ever has).
I read very good things this morning, like why are they hiding from each other if Karlie has a boyfriend and Taylor maybe too?
Taylor said in interview that she will protect her next relationship by any cost (she didn’t protect Calvin but she does it with Karlie).
The CaKe Vs Kaylor, like I think Kris Jenner is worst than Taylor’s team in the management of her daughter’s life but she knows there is nothing between Kendall and Cara so they created CaKe…
Why did Taylor’s team kill the Kaylor rumour like that after the concert?
We have one picture of them at Taylor’s birthday when they were next to each other.
Yep it’s not a private relationship, it’s a secret one because the world isn’t ready for two powerful women being a couple.

Just a quick reminder that this process isn’t for us.

It’s not supposed to be interesting to us or fun for us. This process isn’t for the fans - this process is for the public, and also through that, for Louis as well.

Everything is a blip in the public. People who read tabloids know not everything is accurate. But what won’t be a blip is that the name Louis Tomlinson is actually a name they can associate with a face.

I know this is boring and sometimes yucky, but no matter how the rest of the break goes, we will have Louis and the other boys back in June, and Louis will have his name known likely in both the U.S. and UK, and perhaps throughout most parts of the world.

You Can (Not) Receive

Im so sorry, I need to make some space in my brain, so Im putting this AU idea here. Dont mind me… (/o\)

Kawoshin volleyball AU where Gendo is the chairman of a school with a successful volleyball team and he forces Shinji to play for them. He is

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“We saw that Louis Tomlinson of One Direction made two tweets linking to the Captain America trailer to his 15 million followers - all of whom are female.  We have asked Modest Management, the One Direction management team for some insight given that Louis’ tweet was constructed like a sponsored ad and we’d like to leverage our relationship to get the same opportunity.  That said, we will craft messages to tweet from the One Direction This Is Us twitter account which we manage as it remains the largest followed movie handle on Twitter with nearly 3.5 million subscribers.” 


I’ve been recruited for a special task! Even though it looks easy, in fact, easier than the task I was doing before, I’m told that it’s very important and that I’m the only one who can do it.

The boss came in one day and announced that he needed a special helper for something really important! Then he held his hand up to his brow as if he were a pioneer gazing out into the distance of some foreign land. He turned left and then right and then stopped on me.

Then he frowned.

“I don’t know…” he said, doubtfully.

And that made me so nervous!

“No!” I shouted. “Please! Please trust me! I can do it!”

“Well…Hmm….Okay, what the hell! Let’s try it out!”

Again, the only thing I can definitively say about the task is that it’s really, really easy and I’d probably feel insulted if I didn’t know how incredibly important it is. Also, I would probably doubt that it’s incredibly important if I wasn’t constantly told that despite what I might suspect, it’s incredibly important.

In this new role, I am isolated from others and even our lunch shifts are staggered, but if the main boss, my dad, ever calls the office, the supervisor is able to confirm that indeed I do still work there.

It’s a special task and only I can do it. But I guess if I didn’t do it for say…a week or so, nobody would probably even notice. In fact, I know that’s true. I haven’t done anything for a full month now and sure enough, nobody has noticed.

Through the grate I can see their feet. When a shoelace dangles through, I am quick to chew it off and swallow it. It is merely a nuisance at this point, but in time, they will notice and the occurrences will be elevated to the status of a mystery worth solving.

And by god, I hope they solve it!

EVEN IF McDavid saves the Oilers and they turn it around in a few years and become amazing and even win a cup

EVEN IF McDavid likes Edmonton and is happy to live there and re-signs over and over and eventually retires as a life-long Oiler


because you do not get to manage your organization like shit for years and years, waste a handful of young, talented #1 picks to the point that they look like they hate playing hockey, and generally be a constant disappointment to your fans and your city and theN GET REWARDED FOR IT WITH A ONCE IN A GENERATION TALENT 

“ We saw that Louis Tomlinson of One Direction made two tweets linking to the Captain America trailer to his 15 million followers - all of whom are female.  We have asked Modest Management, the One Direction management team for some insight given that Louis’ tweet was constructed like a sponsored ad and we’d like to leverage our relationship to get the same opportunity.  That said, we will craft messages to tweet from the One Direction This Is Us twitter account which we manage as it remains the largest followed movie handle on Twitter with nearly 3.5 million subscribers. “


anonymous asked:

Honestly, this whole Lilo thing and writing new music reminds me so much of LM and all their 'writing camp' shenanigans where all they did was make videos and take pics. (except I consider the boys to actually be hardworking)

Yeah, it’s a little fan service, a little promo, a lot boring. LOL I guess we should be glad it’s all drama free. Just three lads arm in arm taking a walk in the woods before they pour their feelings into some new songs. Heh. 

If Jamie Scott wants to sell some music, maybe he should update his website. It’s been 6 months. I want 1D to work with some on point, driven people. Like all those collabos that didn’t make Four. Are they gonna play it safe again, orrrr…

I also wonder what’s the deal with all this Lilo? Why isn’t Niall writing with them? Harry, whatchu doin’ boo? All this OT4 talk but they’re making sure we don’t even get that. What kind of strategy is that for a band that just lost 20% of itself? 20% of its vocal weaponry. 20% of its chemistry. 20% of its eye candy. They give us Jamie Scott? No offense bruh, but it’s not you we’re checking for right now. 

I do think we’re seeing dueling narratives play out right now between Modest and the incoming team. Modest is bringing us lame shit like edited bios, bland as fuck OT4 pix, and hey-guys-we’re-writing tweets.

The incoming team is bringing us stuff like this:


Gee, one of these narratives is a lot more compelling. New team: Please save 1D. Thanks.

15 Tips: How to Build and Manage a Great Team

Read the latest research and insights on managing team dynamics, from Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and guest speakers:

On building or forming your team:

  • “You should have a higher calling, a triple bottom line. Build your team around things that transcend making money.”
     –Kenneth “Hap” Klopp (MBA ’66)

  • Understand that “each personality on a small team can make a huge difference in swaying the dynamic of the entire team.”
    –Caroline Hu Flexer (MBA ’01)
  • Build a team with complementary skills, the same value system, and compatible personalities.
    –Marcelo Manjon (MSx ‘13)

  • Build a team of people who you look up to and who are better than you at their functions.
    –Lecturer Rob Siegel (MBA ‘94)

  • Beware of ill-defined or overlapping roles within your cofounding team.
    –Alan Chiu (MSx ‘11)

  • “Formalizing the team’s vision, roles, norms, work processes, and strategies can help keep a team on track.”
    –Professor Lindred Greer

  • Organize retreats and team-building exercises to encourage trust, communication, and interdependence among coworkers.
    –Professor Daniel McFarland
  • What makes a team great? Trust and purpose: Faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal and organization.
    –General Stanley McChrystal

On leading and managing your team:

  • "Leaders must embody the spirit they want the team to adopt. People pick up on phoniness. They trust authenticity.”
    –Professor Joel Peterson

  • Stimulate innovation at work by giving all team members an equal shot at pitching new ideas
    –Professor Baba Shiv

  • If a manager detects a conflict in a team, he or she should identify what is being discussed, who is involved and why.
    –Professor Lindred Greer

  • Be willing to rotate expertise and team roles at work so that people can engage in fresh experiences.
    –Professor Daniel McFarland

  • Leaders, recognize when your team members are facing a power struggle and help them resolve it quickly and respectfully
    –Professor Lindred Greer

  • “When team members succeed, the best leaders step aside and allow them to take credit.”
    –Professor Joel Peterson

  • Delegating can make your team more innovative.
    –Professor Nicholas Bloom
Attack on Modest!: A Masterpost On the Events of April 10th

On April 10th of 2015, just after 1:46 pm Greenwich Mean Time, (6:46 am for me, by the way, sometimes known to the nocturnal blogger as “bedtime”), blogs started receiving anonymous messages alerting them that Modest’s website was suddenly missing (including the 1D page) under a 403 error, aka “we don’t want you to see what’s happening on this page right now.” 

And then the fandom exploded.

Please note: given that I had stuff going on pretty much this entire day, some of my details may be…off. If so, let me know so I can fix them–that’s why Read More’s are so useful.

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The “Four Super-Sad Lads” and the Management War: A Speculation Masterpost

This post is a basic summary and analysis of the speculated struggle between One Direction’s old management team, Modest! Management (M!M) and their new management team.

Zayn Malik “quitting” One Direction and the series of PR stunts in recent months surrounding his departure have been met with talk about the band’s transition from M!M to new management.  This transition is widely theorized to occur either now, during the two month break in the middle of the On the Road Again (OTRA) Tour, or later in the year.

This post discusses the speculated struggle between M!M and the new team, specifically the recent changes to M!M’s website which removed Zayn from One Direction promotional material; and the blitz of media articles covering those changes and criticizing M!M.

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Young ballplayers should focus on defense

Defensive fielding in baseball can be a tricky thing regardless of how long you’ve been around the game. Weather is always a factor to consider. So too are alignment shifts pertaining to a specific opponent’s tendencies at the plate. Fatigue and ballpark dimensions can also make playing defensive a much greater challenge. However, when done the right way, good defense can be a major catalyst for team success.

Coaches of young ballplayers can use sports team websites to outline defensive drills and strategies. The more prepared a youngster is for the field, the better. And while hitting often gets most of the attention from beginners, defense is just as important.

Los Angeles Dodgers infield features impressive defense
The Los Angeles Dodgers, the team with the largest payroll and World Series aspirations, is most widely known for players with star power. Lefty pitcher Clayton Kershaw is arguably the most impressive hurler in the game. He nearly won the National League MVP despite playing only once every five games. Outfielder Yasiel Puig regularly dazzles with his impressive speed, power and flair for the dramatic.

However, according to the Los Angeles Times, the team’s infield defense will be an important variable this season that shouldn’t be overlooked. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, second baseman Howie Kendrick, shortstop Jimmy Rollins and third baseman Juan Uribe are all terrific in the field.

“We can act on a dime and adjust,” Gonzalez told the news outlet. “I think that’s going to play a big part, especially when other teams try to bunt on us or try to run some kind of trick play. I don’t think anything’s going to catch us off guard.”

Marlins shortstop flashes array of skills
The Miami Marlins are a trendy pick as a playoff contender heading into the upcoming season. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton leads a core of young talent that should keep the team competitive for many years to come.

According to the Associated Press, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria should also be a significant contributor to the team’s success. While the youngster still needs to work on his consistency at the plate and in the field, he nonetheless has plenty of defensive potential.

“One of the goals of mine is to win the Gold Glove one year,” Hechavarria told the news outlet. “That’s one of the greatest achievements I want to achieve. Whether it’s this year or next year, I’m always going to want to win one.”

Tips For Getting Your Colleagues To Work With You Better

If you want to get your colleagues to work with you better, here’s what you can do:

1) Communicate directly with them.

2) Only turn to management as the last resort.

3) Give your co-worker an incentive.

4) Celebrate and reward great teamwork.

5) Go out to lunch or for a drink.

6) Find out their challenges and obstacles.

See the full list here.

Business Advertising

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Advertising is an investment in your business and is similar to other investments that are designed to improve and expand your business. The return you receive depends on the planning and thought that precede the actual commitment and expenditure of advertising dollars. By first developing an effective advertising plan, you increase the likelihood of a positive return on your advertising investment, regardless of the amount of money you spend.

Four Basic Questions

The basic premise of an advertising plan requires you to thoroughly analyze the answers to key questions before you can make effective advertising decisions. There are four key questions to ask yourself:

1. What do I want my advertising to accomplish?
2. Who should my advertising speak to?
3. What should my advertising say?
4. What advertising medium should I use?

In a specific business situation, each question has any number of potential answers. As you think about each question, do not accept any answer until you have considered and explored the full range of possibilities.

What Do I Want My Advertising To Accomplish?

The first step in developing your advertising plan is to specify your advertising goals. Be as precise as you can as to why you are advertising and what you want to achieve. Everyone wants advertising to increase business, but for your advertising plan to work, it requires you to be more precise. Some possible goals for your advertising are:

• To increase awareness of your business.
• To attract competitors’ customers.
• To increase the likelihood of keeping current customers and developing their loyalty.
• To generate immediate sales or sales leads.

It is possible that you may want your advertising to achieve all of these goals plus some others. What is important is that you prioritize your goals. Advertising works best when it is developed to meet one specific goal at a time.

Who Should My Advertising Speak To?

Once you determine your advertising goals, you can then select the target audience for your message. Keep in mind that advertising that tries to reach “everyone” rarely succeeds. Successful advertising is written with a specific customer in mind. Try to picture the person you must reach in order to achieve your advertising goals. Try to describe your target consumers in each of the following:

• Demographics: such as gender, age, income, location of residence or business, etc.
• Behaviors: such as current awareness of your business; the products, services or vendors they currently use; loyalty to either you or your competitor’s business, etc.
• Needs or desires: such as what benefits consumers look for, the basis on which they will decide whether to use your product or service, how your business can fulfill those needs, etc.

What Should My Advertising Say?

Once you know who your target audience is and what they are looking for in terms of the product or service you offer, you can decide what your advertising will say. Advertising should always be written to communicate a message that will be seen as important by your target customer. Your advertising should clearly and convincingly “speak” to your target audience, explaining the important benefits your product or service offers. In deciding how to discuss the major benefits of your product or service in your advertising, keep “AIDA” in mind: attract Attention, hold Interest, arouse Desire and motivate Action.

Where Should I Place My Advertising?

Every month, new advertising options become available. Beyond “traditional” media you can place ads in airports, on ski lifts and on television monitors in the front of grocery carts. Where you place your advertising should be guided by a simple principle: Go where your target audience will have the highest likelihood of seeing or hearing it. Many advertising media work well to reach a diverse range of target consumers. There is no single medium that is inherently good or bad. In fact, a good medium for one product or service may be a poor medium for another. As you consider media choices, look for one that fits your advertising goals, reaches your target efficiently and cost effectively and is within your advertising budget.