Redknapp looking to beat West Ham to signing of defender – report

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp wants Blackburn defenders Martin Olsson and Scott Dann, the Daily Mirror say.Rangers first-team coach Joe Jordan watched Rovers’ game against Brighton on Tuesday, leading to speculation that Redknapp is looking to sign the duo.Former Birmingham centre-back Dann was previously a target for the R’s, while it is claimed Redknapp has been told his former club West Ham’s bid to sign Olsson is failing.Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is said to want to pay around £2m for Olsson with Redknapp apparently set to table an offer close to £3m.The Mirror also report Anton Ferdinand’s possible loan move to Turkish club Bursaspor.It is suggested that the player may have reservations because Turkish football has seen a number of high-profile racism cases.Related West London Sport story: QPR reluctant to agree Ferdinand loan dealThe Daily Mail, meanwhile, say R’s forward Jamie Mackie is wanted by Norwich.Fulham are once again linked with Jack Butland, with the Mirror suggesting Birmingham City will accept £3.5m for him.The Championship club have received no formal offers for the 19-year-old England international, apparently prompting them to drop their asking price.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

On Volume Discounts

first_imgLet’s say I have a one acre yard. I offer you $30 to mow the lawn and trim around the edges. You agree, accept my offer, and begin working. It’s a pretty big yard, and it takes time and effort.You do an excellent job, and I decide to reward you by giving you more of my business. I offer to let you mow the adjoining acre of land, suggesting that I pay you an additional $20 to mow and trim that acre. You are already mowing the first acre, and you can just keep mowing in a straight line. Plus you don’t have to drive anywhere, and it’s really like having two customers. You’re grateful for the additional work, as it means you need to acquire one less customer.I didn’t yet mention that I have a 3rd acre. I offer to allow you to mow the third acre, and since I am giving you so much volume, I offer to pay you $15 for the third acre. It’s really not going to take you that much longer. And look at the volume I am giving you! I’m likely your biggest customer. Now you are getting $65 for the one stop on your weekly route.The first acre is worth $30. The second acre, which is exactly the same size as the first acre and takes just as much time and effort to mow and trim is somehow worth 30% less for the same effort. The third acre, through the sheer magic of volume discounts, is now worth only half of the 1st acre.How much should I pay you for the 4th acre?I am exaggerating to make a point. The effort that it takes you to do some work doesn’t change just because you have more work to do. The investment of time and energy doesn’t change either. Some work doesn’t really provide economies of scale, nor does it lend itself to volume discounts. Sometimes more work is just more work.In the time that it takes you to mow the three acres, you should have earned $90 instead of $65. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

RBI Tells Third Party Buyers to Wait for Shuttered Titles

first_imgMore and more of the 23 shuttered Reed Business Information titles are finding new lives as deals continue to pop up that have their former RBI managers assuming ownership.RBI confirmed Tuesday that HOTELS publisher Dan Hogan acquired the title along with Foodservice Equipment and Supplies. Late last week, newly-formed CFE Media—headed by former RBI group publishers Jim Langhenry and Steven Rourke—acquired Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Plant Engineering. And the four titles that were published under RBI’s Supply Chain Group have been acquired by Peerless Media, a company formed by ex-group publisher Brian Ceraolo and backed financially by EH Publishing.Financial terms of these deals—including whether or not the acquisitions were grouped together with severance packages—were not disclosed. But interested buyers of those shuttered brands who aren’t former RBI managers are being told by the company’s top management that no offers will be entertained until the company completes an internal auction process. In an e-mail obtained by FOLIO:, RBI executive vice president and CFO John Poulin tells one potential buyer that the company has been actively working with RBI management to “give them the opportunity to purchase the [intellectual property] associated with the publications before we considered any third party offers.” “To date, we have closed three transactions and have a few more to close this week,” he writes. “This will leave us with only a few unsold brands.”When contacted by FOLIO:, two other third parties who have expressed interest in acquiring some of the shuttered brands confirmed receiving the same e-mail. An RBI spokesperson declined to comment.In the e-mail, Poulin says RBI will contact interested buyers by May 10 in regard to purchasing any brands left unsold.RBI shuttered the titles last month after announcing nine months earlier that it was putting the majority of its U.S.-based properties back on the block. RBI sold off 20 titles which it says collectively accounted for approximately two thirds of the overall revenue of the portfolio it was divesting. Following the closures, a Reed spokesperson said the company would be open to discussions with potential purchasers of the intellectual property associated with any of the folded brands. But sources with direct knowledge of the sale process told FOLIO: that Reed never brought the 23 titles it shuttered to the open market.last_img read more

VIDEO Shawsheen Tech Knocks WHS Boys Basketball Team Out Of Playoffs

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WHS vs. Shawsheen Tech Boys Varsity Basketball Game At Shawsheen TechIn “Videos”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”Greg Bendel Announces He’s Stepping Down As Head Coach Of Shawsheen Tech’s Boys Varsity Basketball TeamIn “Education” WILMINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen Tech Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated Wilmington High, 70-56, on Tuesday night in first-round state tournament matchup.Read the Wilmington Town Crier‘s coverage of the game HERE.Watch the full game, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

BNP rubbishes Barishal Rajshahi election results

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday turned down the election results of Barishal and Rajshahi city corporations and demanded re-election to the two cities, says a UNB report.The party will stage demonstrations in all the towns and metropolitan cities on Thursday to press home its demand.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the announcement at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.”Out of three cities, we turned down the election results of Barishal and Rajshahi. We also demand cancellation of the results and re-election to the two cities,” he said.About Sylhet city polls, Fakhrul said their party mayoral candidate could have won with a margin of over 100,000 votes had the election been held in a free, fair and credible manner, the report adds.The elections to Rajshahi, Barishal and Sylhet city corporations were held on Monday.Awami League mayoral candidates were unofficially declared elected in Rajshahi and Barishal city polls on Monday, while the announcement of the results was postponed in Sylhet as the number of votes in two centres where voting was suspended is higher than the difference between the two leading candidates’ tallies.last_img read more