McDonald’s restaurant in Kuta Beach to shut doors after 20 years

first_imgThe McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Kuta Beach, Badung regency, Bali, will bid farewell on Tuesday after 20 years of operation on the popular tourist island.A flyer posted by the management at the outlet’s entrance has gone viral on social media. “Thank you for carving stories with McDonald’s Kuta Beach for 20 years,” it says, adding that the store will close at 9 p.m. local time.Badung Industry and Manpower Agency head Ida Bagus Oka Dirga said no employees would be laid off, according to the store’s operational unit. “The employees will be reassigned to McDonald’s stores throughout Bali,” Ida said on Monday, as quoted by also: McDonald’s Sarinah tribute backfires as fans defy social restrictionsBadung Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head I Gusti Ketut Suryanegara said that he would deploy a team to guard the outlet on Tuesday to anticipate people flocking to the store for a final tribute, as happened at the McDonald’s Sarinah in Jakarta recently.“We will just patrol, with one team monitoring there,” Gusti said, adding that the management would not hold any special events.Kuta resident Febri said he was saddened by the plan because the store had been his go-to place for years.“There are lots of [memories]. It has been my hangout place since elementary school because it’s near my house, and it has a nice beach view,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

QPR ‘on alert’ over forward

first_imgRoman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club’s training ground on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.The players were ordered to Cobham in the wake of Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Everton.Blues owner Abramovich is believed to be increasingly concerned that Chelsea could fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he took ownership of the club in 2003.The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea’s players were furious after Villas-Boas cancelled their day off.The Daily Mirror say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has put QPR on alert after admitting contract talks with Victor Moses are on hold.Rangers expressed some interest in the Latics forward during the transfer window.And The Sun pick up on Tony Fernandes’ Twitter comments following QPR’s performance at Blackburn, declaring that he branded his own players “spineless” after the 3-2 defeat.The Rangers chairman had tweeted: “Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.“Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Tim Recker

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Week #2 of Feeding Farmers with T102 took the Ohio Ag Net to Ottawa and the farm of Tim Recker. Tim farms 1000 acres with the help of my son-in-law, Randy. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 200 head of beef cattle. Hay also keeps them busy as they bale 100 acres of alfalfa, and 3,000 acres of straw that they market year round. Dale had the chance to visit with Recker before lunch.last_img

Nation’s first Exploring ag program starts in Seneca County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Zach Parrott, OCJ field reporterThe Ohio State University Extension Office in Seneca County recently established the nation’s first Agricultural Exploring Post.Exploring is a youth organization, serving 110,00 youth with the goal of teaching important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences. Matt Kibler runs the Exploring program in 13 Ohio counties for the Black Swamp Area Council.“The agricultural program is unique, because we are going to be taking students around Seneca County and neighboring counties to give them a hands-on experience in farm management,” Kibler said. “This also includes: soil and water conservation, aerial spraying or application, and the financial aspect of running a farm.”Businesses including Kalmbach Feeds, POET, Sunrise Cooperative, The Mennel Milling Company, Ag Credit, Sunrise Cooperative, Andersons, ST Genetics, and USDA Farm Service Agency are all involved in teaching these young students how to budget and manage a farm.“As northwestern Ohio has been hit with this poor weather it’s been tough for the ag business,” Kibler said. “It’s important for ag students to understand financially how a farm works.”The agriculture exploration program is hosted in Seneca County, however it is open to participants throughout northwest Ohio. Sept. 24 is this program’s first open house at the Miller farm.This program is open to students ages 14 to 20, who have completed the 8th grade. Through immersive hands-on experiences, students will gain knowledge of all the opportunities that exist in this exciting career field. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend meetings and field trips as well. Youth registration forms will be available at the open house, and those under the age of 18 must have a parent signature.The registration fee is $44 and provides participants with general liability insurance. This fee can be paid at the open house via cash, card, or check. If you have questions, contact Matt Kibler at 567-245-1259 or [email protected] To RSVP for the open house, e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

The Problem with Managing Only Activity

first_imgIf you measure your results by activity alone, these salespeople are doing well—especially compared to their peers who are doing far less in a day.Sales managers in the past measured activity as if it were the only variable, mostly because it was the only thing they had direct control over. They could literally insist that their salespeople do more work. In many cases, this resulted in greater sales, because increased activity is always the right answer when too little activity is being taken.The problem with managing only activity is that it absolves you, the manager, of your responsibility for improving the salesperson’s performance.Outcomes > ActivityAll the activity a salesperson takes needs to generate outcomes. The outcomes are what matter, and focusing on activity alone doesn’t speak to the salesperson’s effectiveness, nor does it speak to your effectiveness as their leader, manager, coach, and trainer. If activity alone was enough to produce better sales results, then your role would be easy. The truth is, selling is more difficult now, and producing greater results requires more effort on your part.There is a certain segment of every population of worker that isn’t working hard enough to produce the results they need. There is an equally large population—maybe larger than those who lack hustle—that is taking the right amount of activity and not producing the outcomes because they need to improve their approach. More activity may produce a modest improvement in their results, but it won’t come close to the improvement possible by increasing their effectiveness.Outcomes are greater than activity. The more effective your individual salespeople are, the more outcomes they can generate with very same activity.Your Activity and Your EffectivenessIf you are going to look at a salesperson’s activity and their effectiveness in obtaining the outcomes they need, you also need to be honest enough to look at your own activity and your own effectiveness. You need to determine whether you are spending the time coaching and developing them to better generate the outcomes they need, and you need to measure yourself on the outcome of creating the salespeople your clients need from you and from your company.If you believe that your challenge in producing results is your salespeople, you are always going to have trouble producing the results you need. When you believe that other people are your problem, that belief is the root of your problems. Only your beliefs—and your activity—can change this. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

With no new govt. in sight, Maharashtra Assembly to be in ‘suspended animation’

first_img Also, the Governor cannot summon the new Assembly without the cabinet’s recommendation, and at present there is no cabinet in the state, the former bureaucrat added.The BJP won 105 and Shiv Sena 56 seats in the 288- member House, securing a comfortable majority as an alliance.Congress and NCP won 44 and 54 seats, respectively.They have said the ball is in the Governor’s court, with NCP chief Sharad Pawar reiterating on Saturday that the mandate for them was to sit in the opposition.“BJP is not staking claim since it doesn’t have the numbers to get its Speaker elected in the first session, which will have to be called for administering oath to the newly- elected members. The new government will also have to face a trust vote,” state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said.Also Read Don’t link RSS chief to government formation in Maharashtra, says Nitin Gadkari Don’t want to break alliance, but BJP should keep its word: Uddhav Thackeray BJP denies horse-trading allegations in Maharashtra BJP delegation meets Maharashtra Governor for his opinion on stalemate  Mr. Koshyari had met the AG earlier this week too.The State is witnessing a deadlock as the BJP and Sena, who together won enough seats in the October 21 state elections to come to power, are locked in a bitter tussle over the chief minister’s post.Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who met the media on Saturday to give his reaction on the Ayodhya verdict, sidestepped a question about government formation.“That will happen. Don’t worry. Today is a joyous day” he said, welcoming the SC judgment.BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Chief Minister on Friday. Mr. Koshyari accepted the resignation and asked him to continue as caretaker Chief Minister.“Till the governor does not summon the new assembly, the 14th Assembly, which has been constituted, will remain in suspended animation,” Anant Kalse, former principal secretary of the Maharashtra Legislature, told PTI.There is no specified period for which Assembly can be put in suspended animation, he added.Also Read With the political impasse in Maharashtra continuing, the newly-elected 14th Legislative Assembly of the state would remain in “suspended animation” until the Governor summons it, a legislature expert said on Saturday.The term of the 13th Assembly is set to end on Saturday midnight, but no indication has emerged from bickering allies BJP and Shiv Sena that they were ready to form the new government.Sources said that Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.Also Read  As long as the Governor does not summon the first sitting of the new House, it will be “on hold”, said Mr. Kalse.The newly-elected MLAs will, nevertheless, get their salaries and other perks during the period, he added.Mr. Kalse also noted that this is the first time in the state’s history that the single largest party — which is the BJP — has not staked claim to form the next government, nor has the governor invited it to do so.“Fifteen days have passed since the assembly election results. If the single largest party does not stake claim, it is upto the governor to invite it, and if that party refuses then he can explore options of the second-largest or third- largest party,” Mr. Kalse said.“President’s rule is the last option,” he added.Also Read  The three-decade-old alliance between the BJP and its oldest ally Shiv Sena appeared to be on shaky ground on Friday as Fadnavis and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had a bitter showdown over sharing the chief minister’s post.Congress leader and former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan told PTI that Sarkaria commission’s report lists the steps the governor is supposed to take in such a situation.“The first priority (for government formation) is given to the largest pre-poll alliance. In this case, it is the BJP and Shiv Sena. But the alliance has (virtually) broken down yesterday,” Chavan said.“Then the single largest party (gets the opportunity) provided it stakes the claim. The BJP has not staked the claim. So now a post-poll alliance can stake claim.“But Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have to come together and submit a letter to the governor about the numbers they have,” he added.“The governor does not invite any political party or alliance on his own,” Mr. Chavan said.Many state Congress leaders including Chavan had said earlier that most of the party MLAs were not averse to backing a Sena-led government to keep the BJP out.last_img read more

Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jason Perkins. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCignal HD repulsed Centro Escolar University, 79-69, in Game 2 to complete a sweep in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Hawkeyes established control in the second quarter and took the 45-30 halftime lead, extending the advantage to 19, 69-50, after a Jonathan Uyloan trey with 7:20 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Huelgas willing to represent PH ‘in a heartbeat’ in 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ CIGNAL HD 79 – Sumalinog 13, Arboleda 13, Uyloan 11, Perkins 8, Apinan 7, Bringas 6, Raymundo 6, Villarias 5, Sara 4, Batino 4, Cahilig 2.CEU 69 – Ebondo 20, Wamar 11, Guinitaran 9, Casiño 8, Aquino 7, Jeruta 7, Manlangit 4, Baconcon 3, Arim 0, Cruz 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Uri 0.Quarters: 21-16, 45-30, 60-48, 79-69. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cignal replicated its 78-56 Game 1 win last Tuesday despite missing the services of Conference MVP Raymar Jose, who is with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“Nobody expected us to win a championship. Our lineup has been a consistent revolving door, some guys come in and they have to adjust to our system right away, but again, it’s really the effort of the players who want to win the championship. I will not be able to do this if not for the players so credit to them,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who established his legend as the winningest mentor in PBA D-League history with eight titles under his belt.The Hawkeyes became only the third franchise to win back-to-back titles in a season, after the NLEX Road Warriors and Phoenix Accelerators.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo reigned for CEU with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Orlan Wamar had 11 markers, four boards, and three assists.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Aaron Jeruta and Art Aquino tried to keep the Scorpions in the game, cutting the deficit to as low as eight, 75-67, after a JK Casiño layup in the last 29 seconds, but the comeback was just too late. Harold Arboleda iced the game from the charity stripe to secure Cignal’s second straight championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOping Sumalinog paced the balanced attack for the Hawkeyes with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Arboleda also contributed 13 markers, eight boards, and four dimes.Uyloan also went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points, while Jason Perkins did all the dirty work with eight markers, seven rebounds, and two assists. View commentslast_img read more

Brownlee, four other imports return for PBA Governors’ Cup

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR With Marqus Blakely unavailable this conference, Star signed up big man Cinmeon Bowers.TNT is also trotting out hefty big man Michael Craig to help the team’s campaign this conference, while NLEX picked up stocky forward Aaron Fuller.GlobalPort went on a different route as it enlisted athletic forward Jabril Trawick, while Rain or Shine will bring in JD Weatherspoon.Blackwater got lengthy forward Trevis Simpson, while Chane Behanan completed the roster of imports as he will see action for Kia.The conference opens on July 19, Wednesday, at Smart Araneta Coliseum, with Kia facing NLEX in the curtain-raiser before Alaska takes on NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Ginebra’s title retention bid on his mind, Justin Brownlee headlines the five returning imports who will see action in the upcoming 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup this June 19.Brownlee, whose buzzer beating triple in last season’s Game 6 lifted the Gin Kings to end the franchise’ eight-year title drought, is back in the fray for the crowd darlings in their title defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Seeking redemption, Allen Durham will also return for Meralco this season as he hopes to put last year’s runner-up finish behind.San Miguel will entrust its Grand Slam aspirations to Wendell McKines, who previously saw action for Alaska and Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPhoenix will have high-scoring Eugene Phelps for good after his one-game stint last Commissioner’s Cup, while Alaska is bringing back Buck Henton for the season-ending conference.The seven other teams, meanwhile, are set to parade new faces in the Governors’ Cup. MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Perez stars as Lyceum charges past JRU Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez retains hope of Almiron deal

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez retains hope of Almiron dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez remains hopeful of signing Atlanta attacker Miguel Almiron.However, the Evening Chronicle says the club are also considering a host of back-up options. The Magpies have tracked the Atlanta United attacking-midfielder for the past 18 months, and the club’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson has visited the USA in recent weeks to compile a dossier on the player. Atlanta have stated they want in excess of £20million after Almiron scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists during the 2018 season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoChelsea boss Sarri puts Ampadu on notice: Our new Jorginho?

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri puts Ampadu on notice: Our new Jorginho?by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is considering Ethan Ampadu for a midfield role.Sarri made the revelation when discussing Jorginho’s performance for victory over Newcastle.”After 20 minutes he [Jorginho] lost a lot of balls and it is unusual,” analysed Sarri, “so I think he was in trouble. Maybe he was tired, I don’t know, but if Fabregas was on the bench I think in the second half Fabregas would have been on the pitch instead of Jorginho.”Sarri made it clear there are not many areas where the squad needs strengthening and he acknowledges Ampadu has potential to play the Jorginho way.”In the future maybe but we have to work,” he points out. “The player who plays in that position usually touches about 120 to 130 balls [a match] and so I think we need a specialist there.”The bench is not really very short. It is left short for only one position at the moment because Hudson-Odoi is improving, Hudson-Odoi in one or two months will be at the same level as the other players. I hope the same for Ampadu. Of course playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy, we need to try and try and try in training.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more