Longchamps Restaurants – Vanished New York City Art Deco .

Longchamps Restaurants – Vanished New York City Art Deco . In 1930’s Manhattan a chain of long forgotten restaurants brought café society elegance to the middle class. It all began when wholesaler Henry Lustig opened his first restaurant in 1919 at Madison Avenue and 78th Street. Being a race horse owner, Lustig decided to name … Read more

OPM has identified five executive core qualifications (ECQs). The executive core qualifications define the competencies needed to build a federal corporate culture that drives for results, serves customers, and builds successful teams and coalitions within and outside the organization. The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service and are used by many departments and agencies in selection, performance management, and leadership development for management and executive positions. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential-not technical expertise. ¶ Successful performance in the SES requires competence in each ECQ.

“Executive Core Qualifications: Overview,” U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Been reading a lot of this stuff today, initialism word salads à la federalese—and starting to get the hang of it.

(Here, rather than “corporate culture that drives for results,” why not just “corporate culture that drives results”?)

WSJ on U.S. Soccer, Gregg Berhalter, and Gio Reyna’s parents

“On top of their alleged efforts to end Berhalter’s tenure with the team, the report paints the Reynas as overbearing and well-connected soccer parents who became a persistent nuisance to the American federation throughout the 2022 World Cup and at previous tournaments involving Gio.”

“U.S. Soccer Report Finds Gio Reyna’s Parents Tried to Undermine Coach Gregg Berhalter,” by Joshua Robinson, wsj.com

An independent report found that Claudio Reyna and Danielle Egan, both former players, revealed an abuse allegation against the U.S. men’s coach in response to their son’s lack of playing time.