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General manager

A general manager or GM is an executive who has overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of a company's income statement, known as profit & loss responsibility. A general manager oversees most or all of the firm's marketing and sales functions as well as the day-to-day operations of the business; the general manager is responsible for effective planning, coordinating, staffing and decision making to attain desirable profit making results for an organization. In many cases, the general manager of a business is given titles. Most corporate managers holding the titles of chief executive officer or president, for example, are the general managers of their respective businesses. More the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, or chief marketing officer will act as the general manager of the business. Depending on the company, individuals with the title managing director, regional vice president, country manager, product manager, branch manager, or segment manager may have general management responsibilities.

In large companies, many vice presidents will have the title of general manager when they have the full set of responsibility for the function in that particular area of the business and are titled vice president and general manager. In technology companies, general managers are given the title of product manager. In consumer products companies, general managers are given the title brand manager or category manager. In professional services firms, the general manager may hold titles such as managing partner, senior partner, or managing director. In the hotel industry, the general manager is the head executive responsible for the overall operation of an individual hotel establishment including financial profitability; the general manager holds ultimate managerial authority over the hotel operation and reports directly to a regional vice president, corporate office, and/or hotel ownership/investors. Common duties of a general manager include but are not limited to hiring and management of an executive team consisting of individual department heads that oversee various hotel departments and functions and financial management and enforcing hotel business objectives and goals, sales management, marketing management, revenue management, project management, contract management, handling of emergencies and other major issues involving guests, employees, or the facility, public relations, labor relations, local government relations, maintaining business partnerships, many additional duties.

The extent of duties of an individual hotel general manager vary depending on the size of the hotel and company organizatideaon, for example, general managers of smaller boutique-type hotels may be directly responsible for additional administrative duties such as accounting, human resources, payroll and other duties that would be handled by other subordinate managers or entire departments and divisions in a larger hotel operation. In most professional sports, the general manager is the team executive responsible for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiating their contracts, reassigning or dismissing players no longer desired on the team; the general manager may have responsibility for hiring and firing the head coach of the team. For many years in U. S. professional sports, coaches served as general managers for their teams as well, deciding which players would be kept on the team and which ones dismissed, negotiating the terms of their contracts in cooperation with the ownership of the team.

In fact, many sports teams in the early years of U. S. professional sports were coached by the owner of the team, so in some cases the same individual served as owner, general manager and head coach. As the amount of money involved in professional sports increased, many prominent players began to hire agents to negotiate contracts on their behalf; this intensified contract negotiations to ensure that player contracts are in accordance with salary caps, as well as being consistent with the desires of the team’s ownership and its ability to pay. General Managers are responsible for the selection of players in player drafts and work with the coaching staff and scouts to build a strong team. In sports with developmental or minor leagues, the general manager is the team executive with the overall responsibility for "sending down" and "calling up" players to and from these leagues, although the head coach may have significant input into these decisions; some of the most successful sports general managers have been former players and coaches, while others have backgrounds in ownership and business management.

The term is not used in Europe in football, where the position of manager or coach is used instead to refer to the managing/coaching position. The position of director of football might be the most similar position on many European football clubs. Business manager Hotel management Hospitality management studies Managing Director Sports Illustrated Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade Sporting News Executive of the Year NBA Executive of the Year Award Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award National Lacrosse League GM of the Year Award

Barton Fink

Barton Fink is a 1991 American independent period psychological thriller film written, produced and directed by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright, hired to write scripts for a film studio in Hollywood, John Goodman as Charlie Meadows, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle; the Coens wrote the screenplay for Barton Fink in three weeks while experiencing difficulty during the writing of Miller's Crossing. They began filming the former; the film is influenced by works of several earlier directors Roman Polanski's Repulsion and The Tenant. Barton Fink had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1991. In a rare sweep, it won the Palme d'Or, as well as awards for Best Best Actor. Although the film was a box office disappointment, only grossing $6 million against its $9 million budget, it received positive reviews and was nominated for 3 Academy Awards. Prominent themes of Barton Fink include the writing process.

The diverse elements of the film have led it to defy efforts at genre classification, with the work being variously referred to as a film noir, a horror film, a Künstlerroman, a buddy film. It contains various literary allusions and religious overtones, as well as references to many real-life people and events – most notably the writers Clifford Odets and William Faulkner, of whom the characters of Barton Fink and W. P. Mayhew are seen as fictional representations. Several features of the film's narrative an image of a woman at the beach which recurs throughout, have sparked much commentary, with the Coens acknowledging some intentional symbolic elements while denying an attempt to communicate any single message in the film. In 1941, up-and-coming Broadway playwright Barton Fink accepts a contract from Capitol Pictures in Hollywood to write film scripts for a thousand dollars per week. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Fink settles into the cheap Hotel Earle, his room's only decoration is a small painting of a woman on arm raised to block the sun.

Fink is assigned to a wrestling film by his new boss Jack Lipnick, but he finds difficulty in writing for the unfamiliar subject. He is distracted by sounds coming from the room next door, he phones the front desk to complain, his neighbor, Charlie Meadows, visits Fink to apologize. As they talk, Fink proclaims his affection for "the common man", Meadows describes his life as an insurance salesman. Still unable to proceed beyond the first lines of his script, Fink consults producer Ben Geisler for advice. Irritated, the frenetic Geisler takes him to lunch and orders him to consult another writer for assistance. Fink accidentally meets the novelist William Mayhew in the bathroom, they discuss movie-writing and arrange a second meeting in the day. Fink learns from Mayhew's secretary, Audrey Taylor, that Mayhew suffers from alcoholism and that Taylor ghostwrote most of his scripts. With one day left before his meeting with Lipnick to discuss the movie, Fink phones Taylor and begs her for assistance.

Taylor visits him at the Earle and they have sex. Fink awakens the next morning to find. Horrified, he asks for help. Meadows disposes of the body and orders Fink to avoid contacting the police. After Fink has a meeting with an unusually supportive Lipnick, Meadows announces to Fink that he is going to New York for several days, asks him to watch over a package he is leaving behind. Soon afterward, Fink is visited by two police detectives, who inform him that Meadows's real name is Karl "Madman" Mundt. Mundt is a serial killer. Stunned, Fink places the box on his desk without opening it and he begins writing feverishly. Fink produces the entire script in one sitting and he goes out for a night of celebratory dancing. Fink returns to find the detectives in his room, who inform him of Mayhew's murder and accuse Fink of complicity with Mundt; as the hotel is engulfed in flames, Mundt appears and kills the detectives with a shotgun, after which he mentions that he had paid a visit to Fink's parents and uncle in New York.

Fink leaves the still-burning hotel, carrying his script. Shortly thereafter he attempts to telephone his family. In a final meeting with Lipnick, Fink's script is lambasted as "a fruity movie about suffering", he is informed that he is to remain in Los Angeles. Dazed, Fink wanders onto a beach, still carrying the package, he meets a woman who looks just like the one in the picture on his wall at the Earle, she asks about the box. He tells her he does not know, she assumes the pose from the picture. In 1989, film-makers Joel and Ethan Coen began writing the script for a film released as Miller's Crossing; the many threads of the story became complicated, after four months they found themselves lost in the process. Although biographers and critics referred to it as writer's block, the Coen brothers rejected this description. "It's not the case that we were suffering from writer's block," Joel said in a 1991 interview, "but our working speed had slowed, we were eager to get a certain distance from Miller's Cro

Broomhouse railway station

Broomhouse railway station was opened in 1883 at Broomhouse in the Baillieston area of Glasgow, Scotland on the old Glasgow, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway between Shettleston and Hamilton. The miner's rows at Boghall were close to the station site; the station was opened by the North British Railway to serve the Broomhouse area in 1883 on the Glasgow, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway route. The route was known as the London and North Eastern Railway's Hamilton Branch, it closed to passenger traffic on 4 October 1927 and to freight in 1953, having been closed tp passengers in 1917 as a wartime economy. The line was closed to freight traffic on 4 October 1964. Passenger trains continued to run to Bothwell until 4 July 1955. A signal box that controlled the colliery line lay at the south end of the station on the north side, replaced in 1914 and closed in 1960. Daldowie and Broomhouse collieries lay nearby to the north and south and crossovers on the double-track line in the area of the station allowed for the movement of waggons for these customers.

There was a siding to a brickworks. The ticket office and waiting room were on the south platform, a shelter on the north and a pedestrian footbridge were present; the line to the west cut over the Caledonian Railway's Coatbridge Railway line. A road now runs across the old station site. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. "RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway". Retrieved 4 September 2011