IHOP, which recently changed its iconic name to IHOb, has revealed what the new consonant stands for: "burgers." The name change accompanies a line of new burgers at the chain, which is known for breakfast dishes like rainbow sprinkle-filled "cupcake pancakes" and classic buttermilk pancakes. The chain is shifting its emphasis to seven new "steak burgers," which include a cowboy burger with onion rings and bacon and a "mega monster," which is IHOb's answer to McDonald's Big Mac. Whether or not the IHOb name is only a short-term marketing gimmick, there's a monetary reason why the pancake chain is flipping over on its brand identity: Pancakes aren't selling like hotcakes. IHOP's same-restaurant sales -- or sales at locations open at least a year -- declined 1.9 percent in its most recent fiscal year. "Everyone knows that IHOP makes world-famous pancakes, so we felt like the best way to convince them that we are as serious about our new line of Ultimate Steakburgers as we are … [Read more...] about IHOP’s name change: What does IHOb stand for?
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source Andy Lyons/Getty When the 2017-18 NBA season started, LeBron James said he would stand for the national anthem. According to one report, the NBA league office breathed a sigh of relief because James’ words carry weight in the league and other players were likely to follow his lead. While commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players to stand, the NBA didn’t have any players protesting during the national anthem. At the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, while giving a stirring address about the state of the nation, LeBron James said he would stand for the national anthem. James had complimented NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the message he sent by kneeling during the national anthem but said he would not take part. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, that was a big relief to the NBA front office. Lowe said on Bill Simmons’ podcast that James’ declaration had … [Read more...] about LeBron James’ early-season declaration that he would stand for the national anthem reportedly had a big impact around the NBA
A middle-aged man with a beard has been accepted to stand for a woman-only position in a local Labour Party branch because he “identifies” as female for a few hours a day once a week. The Basingstoke Labour Party accepted David Lewis, 45, as an official candidate for their “women’s officer” role, where he will be responsible for representing women’s issues and recruiting more females. “I self-identify as a woman on Wednesdays, between 6.50 am when my alarm goes off and around midnight when I go to bed,” Mr. Lewis told the Spectator, explaining that he does not change his pronouns, clothes, appearance, or behaviour. The Labour Party frequently discriminates and uses all-women positions and shortlists, and recently all-ethnic minority lists, to encourage “diversity” in their ranks. However, earlier this year, they fully embraced transgender ideology allowing anyone to “self-identify” as a woman and apply for these … [Read more...] about Labour Allows Bearded Man to Stand For Woman-Only Role Because He ‘Identifies’ as Female Once a Week
Students from 300 schools have pledged to walk out of class May 2 in support of a pro-gun “Stand for the Second” event. “Stand for the Second” was organized by Will Riley, who is a senior in New Mexico’s Carlsbad High School.Riley is not a gun owner, but he is dedicated to ideals and freedoms central to America’s founding. He penned a Washington Examiner op-ed in mid-April to explain: For the past month, Americans have been subjected to wall-to-wall cable news coverage of a well-orchestrated campaign to dismantle the Second Amendment. This campaign, organized and funded by national gun control groups, has exploited a handful of grieving teens from the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting tragedy. As a high school senior in Carlsbad, N.M., who supports gun rights, I am disgusted by how these students and their adult handlers are trying to define my generation. My generation is not anti-Second Amendment. My generation does not agree with retired … [Read more...] about Students from 300 Schools Pledge to Walk Out of Class in ‘Stand for the Second’ Event
It would be fair to say that I’m proud of my thirty-five-year career in the computer industry. I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of brilliant people and, thankfully, have learned a little bit from each of them. I was once a brash young engineer at NeXT Computer and, many years later, a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. In a sense, two of the most important lessons I ever learned, I learned from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. I was a sophomore in college before I took my first computer science class, at the recommendation of an uncle who thought: “This computer stuff is gonna be big.” I was studying psychology at the time. I have no idea why. It was the best I could think of for a major when I entered college. I was set to graduate at seventeen, much too young to know what I wanted to do with my life. I was breezing through college and was completely bored with Psychology. It seemed like mental masturbation: just putting labels on people and on … [Read more...] about What I learned working for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs