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7 Sales Management Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

first_imgMissed your number? Struggling? Here are seven sales management mistakes. It’s likely that a combination of a few of these are what ails you.Not building a hunter’s culture. If you are a sales leader, you need to create a healthy culture. That healthy culture needs to celebrate prospecting and opportunity acquisition. It needs to reject order-taking behaviors. You aren’t going to make a difference for people if they don’t know who you are and how you create value. You need more opportunities.Not inspecting activity at all. You need to measure outcomes. But that doesn’t mean that there is no place for managing activity. Too many sales managers have decided that the long sales cycle, complex sale doesn’t require any measurement of activity. You need more activity.Not helping your salespeople improve the value they create. Your salespeople don’t come to you with everything they need to succeed. You can’t pretend they do. They need to learn to create greater value, meaning they need more business acumen and situational knowledge. Without it, they will not reach the level of success of which they are capable. You need to create more value.Not spending time in the field with your reps. I get it. We’re all spread out. We use GoToMeeting. You will never know how to help develop your salespeople if you don’t go and see for yourself how they do with prospects and clients. You need to see for yourself.Not selling the value of the sales process. Your sales process isn’t perfect. But it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye. Your salespeople skip whole stages of your sales process, and by doing so they don’t create value for your prospects or gain the commitments they need. You need to sell them on the process. Then you need to coach to the process. You need to follow the process.Spending too much time serving the organization. The organization you serve prevents you from doing the one thing that will serve them more than anything else: spending time with your sales force. If you have to make a trade off, trade time with your people for time in meetings and on conference calls. No one will miss you if you tell them you need to miss a call because you and your rep are in front of your dream client. You need to spend time with your team.Not providing enough air cover. Your company is going to make some serious blunders in the name of better sales results. If you don’t provide your sales force with air cover by arguing against bad ideas–killing as many as you can–then you are missing a crucial component of your job. You need to protect your team. But once a decision is made, you march with no complaining. You need to protect your team.Maybe these questions will help you build an action plan.QuestionsWhat is keeping you from having more success with your team?Which of the above list are you guilty of? On which are you completely clean?Which two or three of these, if corrected, would likely get you back on track? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Indian-Origin Man Gets Stuck at Delhi Airport After Another Passenger Takes His Handbag

first_imgAn American citizen of Indian origin who works in Bahrain was stuck at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for the last three days after his handbag, which carried his passport, was taken away by another passenger by mistake. The other passenger was heading to Canada.Satyendra Singh arrived in Delhi from Lucknow, where his parents live, on Jan. 13, and he was in transit for Bahrain. Little did he know that he would be spending three days at the airport before being able to head back.“The queue was long so I put my handbag in the scanner. By the time I reached for check and crossed it, I could not find my bag. I informed the security, who checked the CCTV footage and found that another passenger took the bag and boarded the Air Canada flight. The flight had already departed by then,” Singh told the Hindustan Times.The passenger on Air Canada took Singh’s bag and left his behind by mistake. Singh was left with no money or clothes and spent the night sleeping at the terminal. He was not allowed to leave the terminal since his immigration check had taken place in Lucknow. Neither could he return. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said he could not be allowed to return unless he had a passport, according to protocol.“I informed my family and they said they will send some money so that I could buy food. But there was no way they could have contacted me. Finally, on Sunday, Air India shifted me to the lounge and I am currently here. Besides the passport, my handbag had my medicines,” he added.He received his bag on Jan. 15 evening after Air India contacted Air Canada. He was given accommodation and food at the Air India lounge at the Delhi International Airport and “we helped him getting the passport back,” a spokesperson for Air India said, the publication reported. Related ItemsAviationIndian AmericanNew Delhilast_img read more

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Spanish Women Footballers to Strike Over Pay and Conditions

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Barcelona: Top-flight women footballers in Spain are going on strike indefinitely from Nov. 16 over a disagreement about pay and conditions, the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) said on Monday.Last week, 93% of players employed by 16 first division clubs voted to go on strike and after a meeting between the AFE, other unions and the Association of Women’s Football Clubs (ACFF) failed to resolve the issue the plans were announced. “There has been no agreement with the Association of Women’s Football Clubs and, therefore, an indefinite strike of first division matches has been called, which will begin the weekend of Nov. 16-17,” said the AFE in a statement.The main point of conflict between the clubs and players is part-time contracts, with the AFE asking for a minimum of 12,000 euros net a month for players on a part-time salary, while the clubs offer 8,000.”We are 100% football players, every hour of the day,” said Ainhoa Tirapu, vice-president of the AFE women’s football committee and the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, last week.The women’s top flight is run by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). An RFEF source said the governing body was following the matter with concern although it was an issue between the clubs and the players.The ACFF did not immediately respond to a request for comment. footballpayspainWomen First Published: October 29, 2019, 6:08 PM ISTlast_img read more

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SRH vs KKR: Yuvraj Singh miffed after Robin Uthappa pushes Siddarth Kaul

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders in-form batsman Robin Uthappa and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s young fast bowler Siddarth Kaul got involved in a bit of an altercation during an Indian Premier league match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.Chasing a mammoth target of 210 set by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Gambhir-led KKR received early blows when they lost opener Sunil Narine in the second over of their innings.KKR were yet to recover from Narine’s loss when Hyderabad seamer Kaul struck again on the third delivery of the following over to remove captain Gambhir for a paltry 11.Kaul and Hyderabad were elated after Gambhir’s dismissal as KKR slumped to 12/2 inside three overs.However, KKR’s No.3 Uthappa, who came in after Narine’s wicket, struck a boundary to end Kaul’s over.But just as Uthappa was changing the side after hitting the boundary, he shouldered Kaul and appeared to exchange some words with the bowler, forcing Hyderabad’s Yuvraj Singh to come and have a word with the KKR batsman.Later when the rain interrupted play at the end of 7th over, Uthappa and Yuvraj were seen having a chat, maybe regarding that shoulder push to Kaul. Yuvraj was certainly not pleased and it seemed Uthappa smiled and admitted his mistake.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata, Dec 18 (PTI) Following are the top storiesKolkata, Dec 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 2130 hours.DEL54 POL-GJ-MAMATAKolkata, Dec 18 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said it was a moral defeat for the BJP in Gujarat and the people of the state have “belled the cat for 2019”.CAL1 POL-NITISH-BJPPatna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for winning the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.CAL4 WB-POL-TMC-PARLIAMENTKolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) today said it would play the role of a “constructive opposition” in Parliament and not act as a “second fiddle” to the Congress in opposing the ruling BJP.CAL5 OD-POL NAVEENBhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over BJPs victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.CAL6 WB-POL-YECHURYAsansol (WB), Dec 18 (PTI) CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the slump in the number of seats held by the BJP in the Gujarat Assembly reflected the peoples “anger and protest” against its policies, but admitted that the opposition had failed to capitalise on it.CES16 POLL-WB-BJPKolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya today said the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh would have a far reaching impact on the politics of West Bengal.CES5 OD-SPORTS-TRIBALBhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today hailed the “extraordinary” sporting potential of tribal youths and hoped they would bring laurels to the state and the country.advertisementCES1 WB-MAMATA-MINORITIESKolkata: Extending her wishes to people on Minorities Rights Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says all should pledge to uphold the rights of minority communities.CES3 WB-MAMATA-TAPASIKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembers Tapasi Malik, who was raped and burnt to death during the Singur agitation over land acquisition in 2006. PTI JMlast_img read more

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A bit of banter not harmful but we won’t cross the line: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is not going to steer completely clear of banter and a bit of sledging against Australia but he’s also confident that he doesn’t see anything below the belt happening.India and Australia have a history of spicy moments on the field, the last of which was the infamous ‘brain fade’ moment and also Glenn Maxwell mocking Kohli’s shoulder injury.All of that happened last year in India and since then a lot of changed, especially in Australian cricket. Australia have been rocked by the ball-tampering scandal, which has raised a lot of questions on their dressing room culture.With the home series against a tough side like India, Australia are looking to get back on track, both on and off the field and re-connect with their public.India, on the other hand, are in the last leg of the defining overseas tour and are under pressure to register their first-ever Test series victory down under after losing series in South Africa and England.Kohli is known as someone who enjoys the banter on the field and that fires him up and Australia are wary of that. While some say get into Kohli’s head, others say don’t rally him up. Kohli says he expects a bit of fire on the field but he does not see anyone crossing the line.”I don’t see stuff happening in the past where both teams have crossed the line but still it’s a competitive sport at the end of the day and international cricket. We don’t expect guys to come in, bowl and walk back,” Kohli said to reporters ahead of the Adelaide Test.advertisement”There are going to be times when you have to put the batsmen under pressure, not necessarily crossing the line but just get into their heads, which you expect from any side in the world not just Australia. So I think it is going to be there but it’s not going to be at the level it happened in the past, where both teams have lost control. But the competitiveness will be there because you eventually want to get guys out.”Kohli said even though he doesn’t see “anything radical happening”, if the team has to upset the rhythm of a batsman to get an edge, he does not even mind a bit of banter. After all, that’s “not harmful”.”If the situation is going your way and you understand that you’re up against an important guy in the opposition, you will go hard at that person, be it in your body language or just putting in a word or two. But I don’t see anything radical happening because the skill set is high and we would not necessarily need to get into anything but during times when situations are difficult, you find ways to upset the batsman’s rhythm. I think a bit of banter there is not harmful.”Also Read | Play hard but fair: Cricket Australia’s new chairman has a message before India TestsAlso Read | Will Australia sledge Virat Kohli? Josh Hazlewood and Tim Paine weigh inAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatlast_img read more

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What’s up with Michael Harrison?

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSII talked about Michael Harrison briefly in my Monday Mailbag and had every reason to believe he would be back for the 2013 season.However, Gina Mizell wrote a post yesterday in which she had this to say:Oklahoma State recently released its 2013 spring football roster, a handy tool as I prep for practice to begin on Monday.As I scanned each position while working on this daily series that will lead us up to that first workout, I noticed that Harrison wasn’t listed. I was told in December that the Cowboys expected him back in 2013 after serving his NCAA suspension for the 2012 season.So I inquired about it. And now, it appears things have changed, as an OSU source told me Harrison is no longer expected to rejoin the team. The source stressed Harrison did not get in trouble, but that his commitment to the program was in question.She’s right. A quick scan of the OSU spring roster and Harrison’s name isn’t on it.But Brendon Morris seems convinced that Harrison will still play next year as he tweeted this out last night after Gina’s post: Just saw WR Michael Harrison out to dinner with the rest of the #OKState receivers. Another indication he’ll be back this fall.— Brendon Morris (@brendon_wm) March 6, 2013I have no idea who’s right here and to be honest, I don’t know that anyone will know for sure until the fall.Harrison’s case has been a strange one. Usually there’s information on what somebody did or why he’s no longer on the team. With Harrison though it’s just been that he “was suspended by the NCAA and not Gundy.” That’s all we have.Clint Chelf could certainly use an extra target when OSU opens against Mississippi State but I don’t really think Michael Harrison is going to swing the Big 12 race.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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‘Guardiola’s City definitely catchable for Man Utd’

first_imgManchester United legends Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin believe Manchester City will be ‘catchable’ next season, singling out the loss of captain Vincent Kompany as a potential weak spot. Pep Guardiola’s side edged out Liverpool for the Premier League title last season, with the Red Devils meanwhile finishing sixth – 32 points shy of their cross-city rivals. City could now claim the league for a third straight time this coming season, but Robson suggested the loss of a leader like Kompany could see them struggle for direction.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “There’s always a chance of catching a team that’s just won the league,” Robson told Goal.”It depends on City with how they replace Kompany because he’ll be a big miss for them, he was a real leader in the dressing room. It also depends how you start the season, if you start it off really well you can be confident “City have definitely got the ability to go win the league again but they’re definitely catchable as well.”Kompany, who has been with City since 2008, departed the club at the end of the season to become player-manager at Anderlecht. Vincent Kompany Manchester CityThe 33-year-old has left some big shoes to fill according to Irwin, who is all too aware of the gap that separated the two Manchester clubs last season. “City have been fantastic the past couple of seasons and Kompany is a big figure for them, so losing someone like that with his strength in the dressing room will be a big loss,” Irwin told Goal.”But they’ll still be a hard side to beat and there was a large points gap between ourselves and them last year so it’s up to us to rise up to the challenge and start the season really well.”After missing out on Champions League qualification, Robson also stressed a top-four finish is a must for Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side next season. The Red Devils are currently without a recognised club captain after the departure of Antonio Valencia with Robson confident Solskjaer will make the right choice. “Only Ole can decide that, he’s inside the camp everyday and sees who can influence the players on the training ground and on the pitch,” he said. “I think once he gets to know the players a little bit more he’ll make his decision on who he wants to be club captain.”last_img read more

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Confluence of Yoga and Classical dance

first_imgTo mark the occasion of International Yoga Day, events and yoga sessions are organised on June 21 across the world. But Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, unlike others, celebrated the day in an interesting and unconventional style.Well-known Bharatanatyam Guru Swagatha Sen Pillai came with a concept of converging Yoga with Indian traditional classical dance forms. To get the desired results, workshops were planned with veterans of the particular dance forms and the response was overwhelming. Almost for two months, the workshops on weekends were held. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainProgramme Director Supriya Consol and her entire team executed it in a mission mode without hampering their routine official work. The zeal and determination of the team well led by Director Col Rangnekar finally culminated into a show which was, historic and monumental. The objective was not to create dancers but trigger interest amongst the people in a simple and holistic manner; and the results were spellbinding. Eight classical dance forms Chhau, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Satriya, and Bharatanatyam performed on one stage, that too by enthusiastic dance lovers who never danced on stage in these forms in their entire life was thruly enthralling. It not just created awareness about yoga but also a passion for Indian classical dance forms. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe evening started with event Guru Swagata Sen Pillai addressing the evening. She said, “IGNCA invited me to curate this event that combines Yoga and Bharatanatyam but I felt that instead of just presenting Bharatanatyam let’s take all of the classical dance forms because it might be much more fulfilling experience. And I am proud to see how successfully it has turned out. Making the new generation aware of spiritual peace was an extremely enriching and wonderful experience for me and others.” Later, to officially inaugurate the event, lighting of the lamp was done by Gurus of various dance forms, followed by the felicitation of the keynote speaker Padmashri Dr Shovana Narayan, Curator of the event Guru Swagata Sen Pillai, Guru Rajkumar Singhajit Singhji, Padmashri Guru Jayarama and Banashri Rao, Padmashri Bharati Shivaji, Guru Madhumita Raut, Guru Malti Shyam, Guru Prateeksha Suresh, Guru Rakesh Sai Babu, Pandit Chetan Joshi, Guru Prashant Pai, and Vidhwan K.Venkateshwaran, by the Member Secretary of IGNCA, Dr Sachchidanad Joshi. Padmashri Dr Shovana Narayan speaking on the occasion explained the real essence of Yoga and its correlation with Classical Dance. She said, “Yog and Nritya are not different, dance is the highest form of Yog. When we talk about Yog, first thing that comes into my mind is ‘asan’. Classical dance is connected to Yoga because both needs discipline and dedication. People who learn dance also learn Yoga. This combination is very important to bring mental and physical stability.” Shovana concluded her statement by quoting BKS Iyengar – “The body is my temple and asanas are my prayers”. More than hundred dancers on stage and nearly thousand people watching the two hour show was indeed spectacular.last_img read more

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Kanesatake warns Oka over planned mining exploration

first_imgAPTN National NewsKANESATAKE MOHAWK TERRITORY–The municipality of Oka has received a warning from Kanesatake over plans to allow a Quebec mining company to explore a dormant niobium mine on claimed Mohawk territory.The warnings was sent in a letter responding to a recent announcement by the municipality hat it has reached an agreement with Augyva Mining Resources to clean up the dormant St. Lawrence Colombium mine site and conduct limited exploration.“The Mohawks of Kanehsatake were not consulted in your June 2011 agreement with Augyva Mining Resources Inc. and consider this in direct violation of our inherent rights as Aboriginal peoples to lands and resources,” said the letter, signed by Onawari:io. “The Municipalite d’Oka’s action to sign an agreement with Augyva Mining Resources is questionable, arouses suspicion and is an insult to the recent efforts of reconciliation between the Mohawks of Kanehsata:ke and the residents of this area.”The letter, dated Friday, was addressed to Oka’s Mayor Richard Lalonde and was written on Kenesatake Mohawk Nation letterhead.The letter raises concerns that Oka’s agreement with Augyva opens a backdoor channel to reopening the niobium mine, which was once one of the largest in the world.Kanesatake residents have opposed any attempts to restart the mine.“It behoves us to question as well, whether or not this action will permit the original project to mine niobium…to be successfully implemented,” said the letter. “We therefore urge you to meet with our representatives as soon as possible to avoid any future conflict and promote a relationship based upon peaceful co-existence.”The old St. Lawrence Colombium mine opened in 1961 and ended operations in 1977. It had two open pits and some underground operations.Niobium is a valuable chemical element found in the mineral pyrochlore.It is used to strengthen steel used in pipelines and automobiles. It is also used to make jet engine and rocket parts and superconducting magnets used medically for magnetic resonance imaging or MRIs.Kanesatake was at the centre of the Oka Crisis in 1990 after community members blocked plans by the Oka golf club to expand its course on a burial ground.Kanesatake was at the centre of the Oka Crisis in 1990 after community members blocked plans by Oka to expand a golf course on a Mohawk territory that included a burial ground.last_img read more

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Northern BC gets new indigenous tourism specialist

first_imgMartin will be based in the Northern BC Tourism Association office in Prince George. Her first official day was March 6th. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Northern British Columbia Tourism Association and Indigenous Tourism British Columbia announced yesterday that they have hired Lucy Martin as the new Regional Indigenous Tourism Specialist dedicated to northern British Columbia.Martin previously served as a councillor of the McLeod Lake Indian Band, and as Economic Development Manager for Tse’khene Community Development Corporation. The Tourism Association said that Indigenous tourism sector generated approximately $705 million toward B.C.’s GDP last year, led by domestic tourists and those from the U.S., China, Germany, and the U.K.“Indigenous Tourism is a fast growing industry,” said Indigenous Tourism BC CEO Tracy Eyssen. “In order to meet the growing demand for authentic Indigenous experiences and products, we at ITBC need to work together with Indigenous communities to facilitate the supply of authentic Indigenous experiences and products. Lucy’s connection to her culture and those of the Northern Indigenous people will make her a great addition to our team and our activator for Indigenous tourism.”The two organizations said that the focus of Martin’s work will be to engage Indigenous businesses and communities with development and planning of tourism opportunities, and link them with programs to help implement those plans.last_img read more

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Nissan shareholders meet to decide ousting of exchair Ghosn

TOKYO — Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has apologized to shareholders for the unfolding scandal at the Japanese automaker and asked for their approval to oust from the board former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been arrested on financial misconduct charges.Saikawa and other Nissan Motor Co. executives bowed deeply at a Tokyo hotel Monday, where the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting was being held.Shareholders are also voting to approve the appointment of Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard in Ghosn’s place.French alliance partner Renault SA owns 43 per cent of Nissan.Also on the ballot agenda is the removal of Greg Kelly, a board member who is charged with collaborating with Ghosn in the alleged misconduct.Ghosn is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center.The Associated Press read more

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Taco Bell continues teasing McDonalds with Old MacDonald tune in new ad

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Apr 7, 2014 2:46 pm MDT Taco Bell continues teasing McDonald’s with ‘Old MacDonald’ tune in new ad NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taco Bell is taking another jab at McDonald’s in a new ad for its breakfast menu.The fast-food chain will begin airing a TV spot that is set to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins since 1984. After trying Taco Bell’s breakfast, the man trims his mullet, switches to tighter pants, gets a smartphone and takes down his “Loverboy” poster.It’s a follow up to another ad that featured real-life men named Ronald McDonald professing their love of Taco Bell’s breakfast (notably, the men were paid to appear in those spots). If Taco Bell seems fixated with McDonald’s, it’s with good reason; McDonald’s has long been the heavyweight in the fast-food breakfast category with 31 per cent of the market, according to food industry researcher Technomic.Whether the strategy of going after the No. 1 player so directly translates to sustained sales is yet to be seen. McDonald’s breakfast has been hugely popular since it rolled out the Egg McMuffin in the early 1970s, and getting people to think of Taco Bell as a place to get breakfast won’t be easy. Wendy’s, for instance, has retreated from plans to expand its breakfast menu after testing the offering in select locations.“We knew we had to have a disruptive marketing campaign,” said Chris Brandt, Taco Bell’s chief marketing officer, in a phone interview.Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is also fairly limited compared with McDonald’s, which now includes oatmeal and the option to substitute egg whites in breakfast sandwiches. But Brandt said the company has additional offerings in development.“Some of the things on our menu might run out of gas,” he also noted.When asked to specify which items he was referencing, Brandt declined to elaborate. But there are only four main attractions on the menu — the A.M. Crunchwrap, a breakfast burrito, a grilled taco and the waffle taco. Reviews for the last item have been mixed. The website Gothamist, for instance, declared them “really meh.”“I wouldn’t give up on the waffle taco,” Taco Bell’s Brandt stressed.In the meantime, McDonald’s is firing a few volleys in response to the teasing from Taco Bell. The day after the first Taco Bell ad, it tweeted an image of its spokesclown kneeling down to pet a Chihuahua with the words, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”The image, a reference to Taco Bell’s retired mascot, got nearly 3,000 retweets.The two chains aren’t alone in trying to capitalize on the growing breakfast category. Starbucks also revamped its breakfast sandwiches in hopes of driving up sales. And the CEO of Sonic recently said on CNBC that convenience stores are posing greater competition with stepped-up breakfast offerings.____Follow Candice Choi at read more

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2018 2019 Big Ten conference schedules released

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) attempts to run through a tackle by Northwestern defender during a game Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Big Ten football schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons were released by the conference Wednesday.Ohio State is scheduled to play new conference foe Rutgers for the third time at home in 2018. The Buckeyes are also set to host Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Michigan and travel to Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State and Maryland.A season-opening home game for 2018 is yet to be determined, but OSU is scheduled to visit TCU and host North Carolina to round out its schedule that year.OSU hosts Michigan State, Wisconsin, Maryland and Penn State as part of its conference slate in 2019, and is scheduled to travel to Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Michigan.The Buckeyes open Big Ten play that year with back-to-back road games at Indiana Sept. 14 and at Nebraska Sept. 28. OSU hosts TCU between those games Sept. 21. It will be the first time the Horned Frogs will play in Columbus since 1973.The 2019 visit to Northwestern marks the first time OSU will play in Evanston, Ill., since this year’s 40-30 victory Oct. 5. The Oct. 26 date with Wisconsin will be the first time the Badgers will return to Ohio Stadium since losing to OSU 31-24 on Sept. 28 of this year.Maryland and Rutgers officially join the conference next season, and the B1G will sport a new alignment with East and West divisions.The Big Ten is scheduled to expand its conference schedule to nine games beginning in 2016, the same season OSU is set to play nine straight weeks of B1G contests. 2019 Ohio State Football ScheduleAug. 31 —TBASept. 7 — CincinnatiSept. 14 — at IndianaSept. 21 — TCUSept. 28 — at NebraskaOct. 5 — Michigan StateOct. 19 —at NorthwesternOct. 26 — WisconsinNov. 9 — MarylandNov. 16 — at RutgersNov. 23 — Penn StateNov. 30 — at Michigan 2018 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 1 — TBASept. 8 — RutgersSept. 15 — at TCUSept. 22 — North CarolinaSept. 29 — at Penn StateOct. 6 — IndianaOct. 13 — MinnesotaOct. 20 — at PurdueNov. 3 — NebraskaNov. 10 — at Michigan StateNov. 17 — MarylandNov. 24 —Michigan read more

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Devastating news Fouryearold boy dies following incident on farm

first_img Image: Google Maps Short URL Friday 7 Apr 2017, 9:13 AM ‘Devastating news’: Four-year-old boy dies following incident on farm Police attended the scene in Fermanagh last night. 2 Comments Apr 7th 2017, 9:13 AM 25,444 Views center_img A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has died following an incident at a farm in Co Fermanagh.The PSNI said officers attended a farm in the Maguiresbridge area at around 8.30pm last night.Inspector Glen Latimer said: “The child was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Local PSNI will work closely with the Health and Safety Executive as they investigate the circumstances.”DUP Leader and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Arlene Foster has extended her sympathy to the family.“This is devastating news and I wish to express my sympathy to the family. In the close knit farming community of Fermanagh, news of this untimely death has caused a great deal of shock.“The family will be in my thoughts and prayers today and in the weeks to come, as they mourn the loss of a young life taken under such tragic circumstances,” Foster said.Read: Woman injured in Westminster attack diesRead: Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in ‘extremely worrying’ direction Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Órla Ryan File photo of Maguiresbridge Image: Google Maps Share288 Tweet Email File photo of Maguiresbridgelast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHAITI, NOVEMBER 19, 2013- Reports have surfaced that violence has broken out in Haiti…Protests over the removal of the nation’s president, Michel Martelly. According to an online source, the protests stem from a wide range of complaints including high cost of living in the country, allegations of corruption and charges that Martelly has failed to call legislative and local elections.President Michel Martellylast_img read more

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ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

first_imgThe House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs that support and maintain waterways functions that are priorities for the American Soybean Association (ASA).“Soybean farmers commend the House for its leadership and for placing a priority on funding to support our waterways transportation network,” said ASA President Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer from Brownfield, Texas. “The waterways and ports are vital to the efficient transportation of soybeans and other major commodities and a key factor in maintaining competitiveness for U.S. soybeans in global export markets.”Within the Corps of Engineers Construction account, the bill provides $340 million from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund for priority navigation projects, which utilizes all the revenues received into the trust fund, including increased revenues resulting from the barge fuel fee increase enacted by Congress in 2014.For the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), the committee’s appropriation of $1.178 billion was amended on the floor to increase the level to $1.25 billion, which is $150 million or 14% higher than last year’s $1.1 billion, and well above the $915 million than the Administration requested from the HMTF.The Corps’ Operations & Maintenance (O&M) account funding level is $3.094 billion, the highest ever appropriated to this account in an annual appropriation bill, and the third consecutive year of record-level O&M funding. It is nearly $390 million higher than the Administration’s FY16 requested level.While the bill has passed the House, the Senate must still act on a bill and it could face a potential veto by President Barack Obama. The White House has issued a statement indicating that the president’s advisors would recommend that he veto the bill in its current form citing reductions to certain energy programs that are priorities for the Obama Administration.last_img read more

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Watch Live NASA Talks About Discovery Of New Planets

first_img Share Today NASA is holding a news conference on recent discoveries of planets orbiting stars other than our own sun. These planets are deemed exoplanets, and the findings will be shared live at Noon.last_img

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Houston Rockets Are Up For Sale

first_imgFlorian MartinLes Alexander bought the Houston Rockets for $85 million in 1993. Earlier this year, Forbes listed the team’s value at $1.65 billion.The announcement comes shortly after the Rockets re-signed super star James Harden and acquired star point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers.Alexander’s decision to sell came as a surprise even to Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who announced it at a press conference Monday.“I do think it’s a grind and he’s tired,” Brown said. “But he’s healthy. He looks great, he’s fit. But it’s been a long time, 24 years.”Brown wouldn’t specify if they are already in talks with any potential buyers but said there have always been many that are interested.So what does the sale mean for fans and the future of the team?Jeff Balke, a Houston Matters contributor and sports writer for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, said there’s no danger of the Rockets leaving Houston anytime soon.“Right now the Rockets have an agreement with the Harris County Houston Sports Authority that they made after an arena referendum was passed in 2000,” he said. “They signed the agreement that basically places them in the city of Houston, in the Toyota Center, for 30 years.”He said Alexander was a fantastic owner who made good decisions for the team and will be hard to replace – but he doesn’t expect much of a disruption for fans. Sharelast_img read more

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Judge orders preventive prison for flight attendant arrested with 160000

first_imgA criminal court in the province of Alajuela on Friday issued three months of preventive prison to a Mexican flight attendant arrested Wednesday at the Juan Santamaría International Airport while carrying $160,000 in cash.The 28-year-old woman, whose last name is Rodríguez, is now under investigation for the crime of money laundering.The woman arrived Wednesday at 11 p.m. from Mexico on an Aeroméxico flight, and was able to make it through airport security checkpoints with the money attached to her body.She then took a taxi to a hotel in the capital. However, shortly after she was stopped during a “routine check” carried out by officers from the Drug Control Police, Judicial Investigation Police and other security agencies.While being questioned by police, officials said she appeared nervous, and agents proceeded to conduct a body search. They found a belt attached to her waist holding 15 bundles of cash.According to Judicial Police officers, the woman was hired to bring the money into the country and then return to Mexico on Friday.If convicted, the woman could face up to 20 years in prison according to Costa Rica’s laws. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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