A company adding related product lines to battle competitors is practicing horizontal integration. A bakery might begin offering candy, for example. Retrenching narrows a company down to core competencies. ScottU: Altria; Visa. Nicholas Ward: Johnson Johnson; Apple. OK, folks .

A similar issue was handled differently at Timpview by new principal Todd McKee. He said he wanted to allow his new head coach to select his own assistants, but he required that no one work in the program as a volunteer. All assistants had to be paid, and that means they’re now subject to the ethics rules and regulations as other school employees..

The software built into the band is undeniably good. Occasionally it was a little sluggish, but for the most part it was responsive and did a lot more than other bands we looked at. Food is sorted into categories so you can find what you want quite quickly, or you can add your own food items.

It remains unclear what the joint statement ultimately will lead to. However, anyone who cares about the safety standards on which we rely for our food and medicine, the energy and climate policies needed to save our planet, or financial regulations designed to prevent banks from gambling with our money and creating another crisis should be extremely worried. And European banks, agribusinesses and other powerful industry groups in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks undertaken during the previous administration.

Lee, who just finished directing “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth,” on Broadway, is also working on his next film “Oldboy,” the re make of Chan wook Park’s “Oldboy,” which stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Hornsby. Lee is also finishing a documentary about the making of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album, set to be released in October..

What about your University athletics team makes you proud? (or college sports in general) At the University of Oregon, we pride ourselves on a culture of uniqueness and innovation. While the Oregon Ducks may lack the that many leading athletic departments boast, the students and staff at the University of Oregon have worked to create an exciting product at each athletic event. Last year, the Oregon Ducks won their second consecutive BCS Bowl Game in college football while also appearing in the NCAA Women Volleyball Championship game and in the NCAA Men Basketball Sweet Sixteen.

Look, nobody buys a DVD on the street expecting to come away with a retail quality viewing experience. I’m not dumb. I was anticipating, at best, something resembling the Zapruder film in terms of quality. With the amount of Mainland Chinese shoppers the city was host to, Hong Kong was once hailed as the ‘Great Mall of China.’ However, Chinese shopping tourism hit a major lull post the anti corruption crackdown initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2012. The initiative, intended to eliminate corruption of high profile Chinese government officials had the biggest negative impact on the retail market, particularly in luxury. The high exchange value of the Hong Kong dollar further contributed to the weakening of the city’s position as a retail destination, as the territory price advantage gradually diminished for Chinese tourists..