That guy can throw with anybody. He can throw with any of the guys we have now. Up the trenches. MARY LOUISE KELLY: To understand the Pentagon Iran desk and its ability to rile people here in Washington, you do have to go back a few years to the Office of Special Plans at its height. It, too, was a small office 18 people at its largest but many believe the OSP wielded disproportionate clout, and that it did so by shooting flawed intelligence from Iraqi exiles straight up to the White House, bypassing the CIA. The Pentagon has consistently denied that, but suspicions have persisted about a secret back channel of intelligence flowing from the Pentagon.
Dr. Paul Dud ley White wrote that “I’d like to put everyone on bicycles. Not once in a while, but regularly. Yes, we have. This is just the latest exhaustive dive into the unlikely beginnings of an icon whose cupboard gets swept for stray crumbs every few years, just to keep the myth alive. But this collection is different in a few crucial ways: The sound is astonishing, and there’s an accompanying 120 page book that offers a lovingly researched account of every step along Presley’s path from Tupelo to stardom..
Nike has relied on selling its shoes, clothes, and equipment to sporting goods chains and specialty retailers.Many retailers have turned to steep promotions to drive sales and clear out inventory. That strategy can backfire for Nike, which has dominated the market and pulled in profit by selling shoes at expensive prices.Adidas’ sneakers surpassed Nike’s expensive Air Jordan brand last year, and Nike has been dialing back on the line’s supply to balance inventories and regain pricing power.”Some of Nike’s struggles were a function of structural challenges,” said Jim Duffy, an analyst at Stifel. “They’ve disrupted themselves.”Related: Kanye West ‘is a very important part of our strategy,’ Adidas CEO saysIn October, Nike outlined a long term plan to investors that focused on expanding partnerships with 40 “differentiated” retailers, down from 30,000.Nike also said it planned to double digital sales to 30% by 2022, up from 15%, and become nimbler in its supply chain and timelier bringing new shoes to the market to meet fast changing consumer trends.The strategy is working.
In four years, at least on the surface, Danny Ainge had turned a playoff team into a laughing stock. There was pressure to part with Doc Rivers. Paul Pierce was about ready to beg for a trade.. Anon had an emotional input and odds are she was typing defensively and emotionally which as you know is probably not the best state of mind to voice an opinion. Bit defensive old chap! Validating your article by stating you have been a news reporter for many years isn’t really the best qualification considering the reputation of your profession. If I read ‘anon’s’ post correctly it would indicate they were commenting on the post by Steve of Ian fame rather than your article but that’s my opinion.