Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Summer is upon us and Las Vegas is back in full swing. Following a lift on the mask mandate, casinos returning to 100 percent capacity, and just about everything with the exception of some shows back to regular operations, Sin City is ready to welcome visitors. Whether you’re coming into town for a bachelor or bachelorette party, to try your luck at the tables, or to get some pent-up energy out of your system, this is the perfect place to do it. Most of your favorite spots are still around, but in a city where everything is constantly evolving or changing, there are also several new places to hit up if you’re visiting soon. Read on to discover some of the latest restaurants, bars, attractions, and hotels worth visiting this summer in Las Vegas. Restaurants Night + Market James Beard semifinalist Kris Yenbamroong has brought his popular Night + Market from Los Angeles to the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and it … [Read more...] about Here’s What’s New In Las Vegas For Summer 2021
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Whether you’re a manager at a company with 3,000 employees or three, something that leaders across industries have learned in the past two years is that giving employees more flexibility is key to retention and recruiting of new hires. The pandemic forced the majority (~70%) of the US workforce to adapt in a plethora of different ways to keep everyone healthy while still continuing to work efficiently. Companies that previously had 0% of their employees working remotely had to figure out how to seamlessly transfer all operations to a 100% digital environment. While obviously a ton of bad things came from the pandemic, that’s not to say there weren’t learnings and lessons discovered across the board. The reality is that more talent in every part of the country, and the world, now has access to greater opportunities because of the increased normalization of remote work. Gone are the days where you have to live in San Francisco … [Read more...] about 30 Executives’ Perspectives On Remote, Hybrid, And In-Office Work
- A + A BENGALURU/MUMBAI/ZURICH (May 16): Indian conglomerate Adani Group plans to buy Holcim AG's cement businesses in India for US$10.5 billion, its largest-ever acquisition, to become the country's No. 2 cement manufacturer. Adani Group, owned by billionaire Gautam Adani, currently has no cement-making operations but said the firms were a good fit given its ports and logistics, energy and real estate businesses. Under the deal, Adani Group will pay US$6.4 billion in cash to acquire Switzerland-based Holcim's 63.1% stake in Ambuja Cements Ltd and 54.5% holding in ACC Ltd, Holcim said in a statement announcing the deal late on Sunday (May 15). The rest of the companies' shares will be bought via an open offer, Adani said in a separate statement. "(We) will be able to build a uniquely integrated and differentiated business model and set ourselves up for significant capacity expansion," Adani said. The deal, which was clinched after a fierce bidding war with the … [Read more...] about Adani to become India’s No. 2 cement maker with US$10.5 bil Holcim deal
In previous columns , I've explained how real-time animation will completely disrupt entire huge segments of the movie and television business. As evidenced by a recent article in Variety , Hollywood is finally beginning to take notice. To recap, there are two methods for creating animated footage : Traditional animation, which came out of the film industry, and is optimized to produce the highest quality possible. Real-time animation, which came out of the video game industry, and is optimized for speed, so that the game feels interactive. What's different today is that the quality of real-time animation is beginning to approximate the quality available with traditional animation. While this sounds like just another example of "better/cheaper/faster" it's actually a situation where technology will disrupt an entire industry. In the film and TV industry, t raditional animation is currently used for: 1) Video effects aka VFX to add animation to … [Read more...] about This Disruptive Technology Will Blindside Hollywood
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The context is transitioning from fossil energy to renewables. One key aspect of this is transport via gasoline or diesel vehicles and its transition to electric motors driven by batteries or hydrogen. The fossil fuel industry should be concerned about the efficiency and cost of sustainable transport, because that will determine the speed of the transition which will likely affect the decline of oil production and perhaps the oil and gas industry itself. Elon Musk knows batteries. He builds them: to propel cars and trucks, at one bookend, to grid-scale behemoths that store and stabilize electrical power for hundreds of homes and commercial enterprises, at the other bookend. Last week, May 12, 2022, Musk said hydrogen “is the most dumb thing I could possibly imagine for energy storage.” This is not the first time, as Musk has made similar negative comments in past years. A few years ago, Musk told reporters that hydrogen … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk Right Or Wrong To Dismiss Hydrogen Use For Low-Carbon Energy Storage?
Nike has doubled down on litigation against StockX in a heavyweight lawsuit between the biggest shoe manufacturer in the world and the hypebeast shoe resale platform that’s now valued at $3.8 billion . advertisement advertisement The battle started in February, when Nike filed a trademark suit against StockX, after StockX announced a program that promised to turn your shoe purchases on its site into instant NFTs. (Nike, having not minted these NFTs itself, claimed StockX was misusing its trademark by minting NFTs from Nike shoes.) Then last week, Nike upped the legal ante: It added an accusation of counterfeiting on top of its existing trademark suit, claiming that it purchased four pairs of fake Nikes from StockX. At first glance, the story may look like another example of Nike being overly protective of its intellectual property. Last June, Nike sued the Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF, after the group released Satan Shoes, which were Nikes … [Read more...] about Nike is suing StockX for allegedly selling counterfeit shoes. What happens next?
Shares of Peloton Interactive Inc. ( PTON ) are skyrocketing after the connected exercise company announced a major restructuring. The stock is up nearly 30% as of Tuesday afternoon. Currently trading around $38, the company is still down more than 70% in the last year. U.S. equity markets as a whole are decisively higher after wavering this morning, led by tech and small-cap stocks, with the Nasdaq up more than 1% and the Dow Jones not far behind. Shares of Harley-Davidson ( HOG ) are up nearly 15% this morning after the company posted better-than-expected revenue and earnings. Analysts expected a loss of 38 cents per share; instead, Harley-Davidson reported a gain of 14 cents per share, thanks in part to increased demand for one of its more expensive motorcycle models. Key Takeaways The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all higher after wavering earlier. Amgen and Peloton are both helping lead markets higher, as are small-cap stocks as measured by the Russell … [Read more...] about Stocks Rally as Amgen, Peloton, Travel Companies Push Markets Higher
Christie Pitney is a certified nurse midwife who was working at a federally funded health center in California’s Central Valley when the pandemic struck. In those early months, several of her patients struggled to get abortions. Under normal circumstances, the closest abortion clinic is 45 minutes away, but during the pandemic, clinics around the country suffered staff shortages and canceled services. Patients were having trouble getting to clinics even when they were open. advertisement advertisement This is part of a series of articles on the business case for abortion access. See the full package here. “My patients and the population in that area, they don’t have reliable transportation. They are working six to seven days a week,” she says. “They have childcare needs and don’t have reliable income. Most of them are either working in a packing house or in the fields.” And that’s in California, one of the most accessible states to get an … [Read more...] about In a post-‘Roe’ world, abortion pills won’t be enough
Stocks fell, with the three major U.S. indexes poised to close lower for the week, as major banks kicked off the fourth quarter earnings season with mixed results and December retail sales were lower than expected. Key Takeways Stocks are lower with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq poised to drop for the week. Retail and food sales sank 1.9% in December, the biggest drop in 10 months. Banks reported mixed earnings, and JPMorgan is the worst-performing Dow and S&P 500 stock after it reported trading revenue fell. Banks and Retail Stocks Fall, Energy Gains The Dow is down more than 300 points, nearly a full percent, and the S&P 500 is about 0.5% lower. The Nasdaq's earlier gains have reversed and that index is down about 0.2%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM ) is the worst-performing stock in both the Dow and S&P 500 after reporting a fourth-quarter loss, and net interest margin that came in below analysts' consensus estimates. Shares of … [Read more...] about Stocks Fall as Bank Shares Drop and December Retail Disappoints
Stocks swooned as monetary policy , geopolitics, and corporate earnings stoked fears, again rattling investors, who scurried for safer investments. Key Takeaways Stocks fall again as monetary policy, geopolitics, and corporate earnings stoked fears Rattled investors scurried for safer investments, pushing bond and gold prices higher. The VIX, the so-called "fear index," climbed higher, continuing a steep ascent that began with the new year. The Nasdaq is down more than 300 points, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is close to 300 points lower. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)—the so-called "fear index"—climbed higher, continuing a steep ascent that began with the new year. Concerns that sent major averages lower yesterday—before markets reversed and roared back to finish the day higher—are back today: rising interest rates as the Fed begins its two-day meeting, and the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Investors are also weighing a … [Read more...] about Stocks’ Rout Continues as Rates and Russia Rattle Investors