Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Exclusive tours of the paddock area to see the horses saddled and the jockies getting ready are a ... [+] very up close and personal experience you can enjoy when doing the Derby in style. With one of the strongest fields and most exciting finishes in Kentucky Derby history, the 138th “Run For the Roses,” set an all time attendance record at Louisville’s Churchill Downs, with over 165,000 there in person to see I’ll Have Another take the crown. As I noted yesterday, the crowd was a mix of veterans who come every year and wouldn’t miss the race for anything and first timers – most of whom now join the ranks of the regulars and will return, having been converted by what is arguably the best sporting event to attend live in this country. The Kentucky Derby, coupled with the Kentucky Oaks held the day before, is two full days of fun, excitement, history in the making, tradition, fancy dress, hats, drinks, food … [Read more...] about Start Planning For 2013 Kentucky Derby Now
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This story is part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2022 . Explore the full list of innovators who broke through this year—and had an impact on the world around us. advertisement advertisement Picture the coolest, most ridiculously awesome room you can imagine. Maybe it’s got a golf simulator and a billiards table, or radiant-heat floors, or polychromatic India Mahdavi furniture, or meticulously cultivated hygge. Whatever it is, whatever you’re envisioning, it would be even better if it had a secret door leading to another room. And of course, a secret door has to reveal itself in some sick way, like how you run through a wall to get to track 9 3⁄4, or wade through a coat closet to get to Narnia, or turn a bronze eagle on a bookshelf, or push the correct button on a soda machine. It can’t just be a switch labeled secret door, though that’d be kind of funny. That kind of meta humor would be very on-brand for Mark Rober, except … [Read more...] about How Mark Rober became the Willy Wonka of engineering
Supporters await a convoy carrying US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Aug 2 evening, in defiance of Chinese threats, a trip that would make her the highest-ranking American politician to visit the island in 25 years. - A + A (Aug 9): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s swing through Asia aimed to convey the US’s “strong and unshakable” support for the region. It ended up leaving many countries in stunned silence, as China conducted unprecedented military drills around Taiwan. The shockwaves from the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in a quarter century are still reverberating around the region days after she flew back to Washington. China’s military has extended exercises designed to show an ability to encircle the island and cut off the Taiwan Strait, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, days after launching missiles that likely flew over Taipei … [Read more...] about Pelosi trip hinders Biden effort to galvanize Asia against China
If you're serious about bringing your ideas for products to market, you should absolutely attend trade shows. They're always eye-opening. The only way to truly understand the mechanics of any industry is by attending its trade shows. One guarantee? You'll be overwhelmed. I've attended all kinds of shows over the course of my career as a product developer , including toys, back-to-school, pet, housewares, hardware, electronic, promotional, music, and more. Checking out the latest innovations and making new friends at a trade show never fails to inspire me. But I've also wasted a lot of time attending the wrong shows and not having clearly defined goals. When you're starting out, it's especially important that you make good decisions. Your resources are limited! Preparation is key. At trade shows, I meet inventors who have spent years and tens of thousands of dollars getting ready to show their product to the world. They've paid for a booth and now today's the big … [Read more...] about What Inventors Need to Know About Trade Shows
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The site of this year's Super Bowl was within walking distance of many hotels and all of downtown ... [+] Indy. Sunday’s Super Bowl was the most watched television event in American history, tuned into by nearly half of all households and at peak time, more than 117,000,000 viewers. Ad rates were $3.5 million per 30 second spot, and while viewers debated who was better, an overweight Volkswagen obsessed dog or Clint Eastwood, the real beneficiary of all that airtime and all those viewers was the city of Indianapolis. “Ten years from now, I think we will look back on this one single day as the tipping point in tourism and perception for the city,” said Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Several years ago when the city decided to go for the 2011 Game (it ended up with 2012), the bid process required $25 million in non-taxpayer funds, and several … [Read more...] about Super Bowl XLVI’s Real Winner? Indianapolis!
Q: We know the general asking price of Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell. Seems like the Heat will part with Tyler Herro and not Bam Adebayo. So assuming we strike out on those, what’s the potential asking price of Myles Turner, John Collins, or even Kyrie Irving? Will Herro still be required, or is a first and Duncan Robinson enough? – John, Ocala. A: First, I do not believe the Heat would have any intention of aggressively moving for Kyrie Irving, not even on the level of Tyler Herro. As for others, yes, I believe Tyler likely would have to be put in play, considering he is the Heat’s most attractive asset of those most likely to be moved. With Tyler eligible for a max-scale extension up to the start of the season, it basically comes down to dual assessments by the Heat: Is Tyler more valuable as a trade asset than a roster asset? And is he more valuable under long-term contract here or elsewhere? And that latter element also is significant when it comes to a potential trade … [Read more...] about ASK IRA: Can Heat do an offseason deal without dealing Tyler Herro?
By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president. Trump, disclosing the search in a lengthy statement, asserted that agents had opened up a safe at his home and described their work as an “unannounced raid” that he likened to “prosecutorial misconduct.” The search intensifies the months-long probe into how classified documents ended up in boxes of White House records located at Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. It occurs amid a separate grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and adds to the potential legal peril for Trump as he lays the groundwork for another run. Familiar battle lines, forged … [Read more...] about Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe
Shares in graphics chipmaker NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA ) plunged Monday and continued its drop on Tuesday after the company said it expects revenue to come in significantly below its earlier estimate, primarily due to weaker gaming sales. The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker released preliminary second quarter (Q2) earnings yesterday, showing revenue reaching $6.7 billion, well below its earlier outlook of $8.1 billion. The revised figures represent the top line contracting 19% sequentially from the previous quarter and 3% from the prior year. Key Takeaways Nvidia released preliminary Q2 earnings that show revenue of $6.7 billion, well below the chipmaker’s prior forecast of $8.1 billion. The company said weaker-than-expected gaming sales drove the revenue shortfall. Nvidia’s data center sales helped offset gaming weakness, with the segment growing 1% sequentially and 61% from the same quarter a year ago. Management sees long-term margins remaining … [Read more...] about Nvidia (NVDA) Plunges After Q2 Preliminary Results Show Weaker Gaming Revenue
Supporters await a convoy carrying US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Aug 2 evening, in defiance of Chinese threats, a trip that would make her the highest-ranking American politician to visit the island in 25 years. - A + A (Aug 9): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s swing through Asia aimed to convey the US’s “strong and unshakable” support for the region. It ended up leaving many countries in stunned silence, as China conducted unprecedented military drills around Taiwan. The shockwaves from the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in a quarter century are still reverberating around the region days after she flew back to Washington. China’s military has extended exercises designed to show an ability to encircle the island and cut off the Taiwan Strait, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, days after launching missiles that likely flew over Taipei … [Read more...] about Pelosi trip hinders Biden effort to galvanise Asia against China
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted in 2017 that the intelligence community would have “six ways” to get back at former President Donald Trump after Trump pushed back against allegations of Russian interference in the election. Trump had tweeted that an intelligence briefing over Russia’s alleged interference into the 2016 election had been delayed because the agency needed more time “to build a case,” according to The Hill. The tweet came after authorities said Russia tried to interfere in the election. “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you, so even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this,” Schumer said to Rachel Maddow while speaking on MSNBC. “What do you think the intelligence community would do if they were motivated to?” Maddow asked. “I don’t know,” Schumer said. “But from what I am told, they are very upset with how he has treated them and talked … [Read more...] about FLASHBACK: Schumer Warned In 2017 The FBI Would Have ‘Six Ways’ Of Getting Back At Trump