I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics … Kasper returned Tuesday night from Italy, where he spent four days meeting with counterparts at Inter Milan, the Serie A club with which United has a partnership agreement and mutual benefactor (Erick Thohir). The organizations meet […]
For the Chicago White Sox, the 2015 regular season can’t start soon enough. The excitement surrounding the club is the byproduct of general manager Rick Hahn’s aggressive offseason. Honestly, after acquiring Jeff Samardzija, Dan Jennings,...Show More Summary
Good morning, Here are my post Fed day morning train reads: • We’re on the verge of a crisis, bears warn (Money) • The Superinvestors of Unconstrained Bondsville (SSRN) • Would Keynes Have Been Fired as a Money Manager Today? (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin (WSJ) • The CEO Who Saved...Read More
Chris Pratt seems to be everywhere this days. Aside from starring in the hugely successful TV show Parks and Recreation, Pratt also managed to score back-to-back box office hits with The Lego Movie and Guardians of The Galaxy. And it seems this is only the beginning. Show More Summary
Bloomberg, Ted Cruz Leads the New Conservative Crusade Against the IRS: Though the first day of Loretta Lynch's AG hearings went as well as Democrats might have wanted, Senator Ted Cruz managed to steal the spotlight on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many conservatives: reforming the...
G. Tracy Mehan III, who graced these pages just a few days ago, is back with an article written for the January 2015 issue of Water & Wastes Digest, 'Mixing Grey & Green'. He was kind enough to send me a PDF. Download Mehan_Mixing_Grey_and_Green A little blurb to whet your...
I was sitting at my desk at Marvel comics. In those days I was Marvel’s direct sales manager. My phone rang and I answered it. It was Myra, my then-wife. She was audibly sobbing. Naturally I thought something had happened to Shana. “What’s wrong?” “The Challenger blew up,” she said, her voice choking. She’d been […]
@StarTribune whats up with @CenturyLink blocking your comments section? — Matt Kasp (@IALMK) January 28, 2015 Star Tribune assistant managing editor/digital Terry Sauer spent days trying to figure that out, too. He learned over the weekend that some startribune.com users couldn’t post or even view comments on the Minneapolis paper’s site. A problem with the … Read More
Busy, besieged by disease Lindsay Lohan is in a mad rush to complete 240 hours of community service this week or be thrown back in the slammer. Good news: She managed to finish 80 hours in just nine days! But as with all things Lohan, not all is as it would appear. Read more...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new look entering 2015, beginning with new manager Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart. They will look to fix the problems that plagued Arizona throughout 2014 en route to an MLB-worst record 64-98. There...Show More Summary
It’s only personal when we make it so. As managers, we must allow our staff to breathe, to take time off for their family, to appreciate all their efforts with a hard earned vacation or granted off on a special day. Business, for most non-management staff, is not their life; it’s their job/career. Show More Summary
Joystiq Trivia: Every morning I send Managing Editor Susan Arendt a cat gif to kick off the day. Like all good people, we share a love of cat gifs. This morning, I'm just sending her this aptly titled "Cuteness in Shelter 2" trailer. The wildlife sur...
Mike was a server admin at your typical everyday Initech. One day, project manager Bill stopped by his cube with questions from Jay, the developer of an internal Java application. “Hello there- thanks for your time!” Bill dropped into Mike’s spare chair. Show More Summary
Struggling wireless startup Mobilicity has managed to secure funding to participate in the upcoming auction for AWS-3 spectrum, just a few days before the final deadline for registration. Last week the carrier filed materials with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice asking for a creditor protection extension until May 8, as it is in talks [...]
There are way too many portable bluetooth speakers on the market these days, so it takes a lot to stand out. Bowers & Wilkins has managed to do just that with their T7 speaker. The T7 isn’t one of the smaller portable speakers that you’ll find out there, but measuring 4.5” x 8.3” x 2.1”and weighing 2.1 lbs, it’s still plenty travel friendly. Show More Summary
Reigning NL Manager of the Year Matt Williams is a powerful man because he's the one who gets to hand over the Washington Nationals' lineup card on Opening Day 2015. From top to bottom, bullpen to backstop, Washington's roster is built...Show More Summary
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has had a rough go of it these past few years. The goalkeeper has seen his previously blemish-free legacy tarnished by the hand of a vindictive manager, lost a considerable amount of support from a fanbase...Show More Summary
Radio station Hot-97 has fired long-time host Cipha Sounds, less than a day after he criticized management on a podcast.
It is easy to see when a government is in trouble. It manages to get the little things wrong. It has been reported Abbott spent a good deal of his Sunday on the phone with Coalition MPs – placating them, motivating them, urging themShow More Summary
As a consultant who counsels families on end-of-life care management, Johanna Turner often shares the story of her mother’s final days 21 years ago. Thanks to the skilled and loving care provided by a local hospice, Turner was able to keep her promise to let her mother die in their Oakton, Va., home.Read full article >>