It's hard to glean from this ARTICLE whether the move was voluntary or not, but Dave Brandon and Toys 'R' Us have severed ties so that Brandon can join the Washington Redskins as their new Senior Vice President - Marketing & Public Relations. Quotes? Quotes:
Joshua Bekenstein, Board of Directors, Toys 'R' Us: We appreciate all that Dave Brandon has done on behalf of Toys 'R' Us, coming in at a difficult time and righting the Toys 'R' Us ship. While we have had to work through employee and retail unit right-sizing, we believe that Dave's tireless efforts have increased the overall enterprise's value and we appreciate all he's done. While store closings and employee right-sizing will continue in his absence, Dave Brandon really jumpstarted that process, and the stakeholders appreciate his efforts.
Daniel M. Snyder, Owner, Washington Redskins Football Club: The entire Redskins organization is thrilled to welcome Dave Brandon into his new role directing the Redskins' marketing and community relations efforts. The Redskins play an outsize role in both the DC metropolitan community and across the nation, and we think that Dave is the perfect choice to solidify and maximize those relationships. Dave has a strong sports and PR background, and is the ideal man for the job. Dave helped to rebuild the University of Michigan sports programs, including hiring Jim Hackett, and has made each place he has worked a stronger, more familial environment.
Dave Brandon, SVP - Marketing & PR, Washington Redskins Football Club: I am thrilled to join the Redskins and assist Dan Snyder, Jay Gruden, and (Director of Football Operations) Paul Kelly in my new role. And I am especially excited to continue to cement the Redskins' nationwide brand, and find new and innovative ways to continue to honor Native American culture through the Redskins' brand. I also look forward to working with the club on public education of currently overstated CTE and concussion issues.
For those unfamiliar, Drew Sharp plagiarized an article written by David Harns that was posted to isportsweb.com. The original story written by Harns was about a friendship that developed between Connor Cook and Miranda Shay McCoy (a quadriplegic). Only for context here is Sharp's direct ripoff of the article.
This first bit sort of sets the tone:
I am, however, not satisfied with how Sharp has handled it. Put bluntly, I did my best to take the high road during this situation, assuming Drew Sharp would join me there eventually. Clearly, he has not.
I didn't want to quote the whole article just highlighted this first bit.
See for yourself or neg away. I thought anything anti-sharp is good.
After a hiatus, we're back. Just like the Camaro.
Speaking of comebacks - what's the one vehicle that you would love to see a "new" version of? There's a Swiss company that's working on a new Issetta
Did you have a GREAT old car that you'd love a brand-new version of? Figure the company didn't die/get absorbed/etc. Think of comebacks like the Ford GT 40, etc. Anyone want a new TransAm? Think of cars they DONT make anymore - don't tell me you want a new CJ-5 - you can (essentially) get one.
A happy and blessed Easter to all of you.
If you're celebrating Easter this Sunday, then to you and your family and friends, please have a happy and blessed and meaningful Easter. And if you're not celebrating on Sunday, well, enjoy the NCAA tourney, and Michigan sports, and whatever it is you enjoy.
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Something minor (swapping some teams in the divisions), something major (another addition B1Gdybunch), or nothing at all (twitter trolling)?
Sorry about the OT, but things are pretty slow around here right now so it is probably good a time as any, and I really respect the general knowledge and intelligence of this crowd and would love to hear from people with knowledge on this issue.
I have a daughter who is about to enter high school. She is very lucky in that she lives in a school district that is nationally recognized, well funded, and filled with upper-middle class students who are motivated. The district also has open admissions policies for schools where there is room (which is most), and she has an option on which high school to attend.
And really, she cannot make a bad choice here. I have visited the high schools in the area and they are all fantastic. I wish I had it this good when I was a student.
Our dilemma comes down to this. She is in a program that feeds to the IB (International Baccalaureate) oriented high school. It is an accelerated program that awards IB degrees by 11th grade (most do it at 12th grade). It is demanding and time consuming. However, the kids in this program also do well and average 35 points (that is like A, A-).
She can also go to a STEM oriented high school where the emphasis is in AP (even enhanced AP programs that act like IB). This school would be more normally paced and she would probabaly get a higher GPA (the other program attracts the best students in the district) and have more time for extracurricular activities.
I know most of the pros and cons around IB (like how IB credits are not honored at many colleges), but I am really only interested in two things; the quality of life and chances of getting into very selective universities. Based on my research, the answers are all over the place.
Do you have any personal experience or close understanding of IB vs AP? I would love to assist my daughter on this decision, but really I have no idea which one is better.