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Running Of The Bulls Festival

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A fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain (photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez). Four people have been injured so far in the nine day festival that takes over the whole town.

The idea for the event came to Rob Dickens and his business partner as they were looking for ways to expand their 20-employee Boston business beyond its Rugged Maniac obstacle course, a five-kilometer run-slide-climb-slip-stumble-swim trek that has expanded to 20 markets nationwide.

We wanted to do something unique that nobody else was doing

Since records began in 1924, 13 people have been killed during Pamplona’s bull run. Many of those who run are full of bravado (and/or drink), and have little idea of what they’re doing.

The Running of the Bulls

El Encierro, the running of the bulls from their corrals to the bullring for the afternoon bullfight, takes place in Pamplona, every morning during Sanfermines. Six bulls are let loose from the Coralillos de Santo Domingo to charge across the square of the same name (a good vantage point).

People on balconies watch runners Pedro Armestre/AFP
People on balconies watch runners – Pedro Armestre/AFP

Every year, the Festival of San Fermin, including the « Running of the Bulls », attracts thousands of visitors to Pamplona, Spain. Lasting nine days, the festival kicks off with massive crowds at the Chupinazo in Pamplona town square, followed by a carnival, fireworks, the running of the bulls, and many bullfights. Held since 1591, San Fermin remains a popular, if also dangerous and controversial, event — dozens of people were injured this year.

The Big Picture

A fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain (photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez). Four people have been injured so far in the nine day festival that takes over the whole town.

  1. A third rocket goes off when all the bulls have made it to the ring, and a final one when they have been rounded up in the stalls.
  2. They can become isolated from the herd and are then always dangerous.
  3. A very treacherous stretch comes towards the end, where Calle de la Estafeta slopes down into the final turn to Plaza de Toros.

The 2006 event passed without serious injury to any of the runners, but with even greater demands on the authorities, including 145 fire alarm call outs and four stray cats collected; no stray bulls reported. For dedicated Encierro news check out www.sanfermin.com

The Breeder's Cup

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In honor of the 30th Running of the Breeders’ Cup, we’ll be looking back at a many of the great moments and stories in Breeders’ Cup history.

In the first Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 , there were three steeds available to play the Chiefs and Packers 1967 : substantial most beloved was turning « gold , whose record of four years , the race was as shining that his hooves were delicate.

The Breeders Cup Juvenile, the first of Saturday’s races, will likely produce the future’s book favorite for the next May’s Kentucky Derby.

Few of these present at Hollywood Park might have guessed that the seven races, beaked as a daylong set of championship-deciding events, would outlive the park—but it’s. they’ll shut the lights on Hollywood for the last time simply before Christmas, however the Breeders Cup continues to grow, attracting horses from Europe to travel head to move with America’s best.

Hall of Champions

It’s difficult to recall now , from a separation of 29 years, what a variety first Breeders Cup was sincerely his presentation . Few of the aforementioned present at Hollywood Park might have speculated that the seven races Billed as a set daylong title choosing occasion , could outlive the recreation center , however it has .

motility the coaching schedule of two-year-olds (who would possibly preferably be defrayment their Nov mornings on the farm before all the heavy preparation races on the road to the American state Derby), and reworking the game at the blue chip level. assume what the creation of the Super Bowl did for professional soccer in 1967, Associate in Nursingd you get an glimmer of what the Breeders Cup has in hot water racing.

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Promotoriicupa Breeders couldn’t compose an improved script to push the occasion . The atunciclasic , which more than any occasion choose Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and sends his Champ Stud expense through the top , it was leverage not just for quickening agents , raisers  and bettors.

Elusive Classic Victory

Arcangues bundle rising up out of 133 to 1 in 1993. Smoke decimates his rivalry in once again to -back years in 1995 and 1996. Horse Zenyatta inexplicable run in the mists to pulsate men in 2009 , and a tragic close miss ( and first profession misfortune ) in 2010 . Fans will eternity revile the day rides excessively quiet on Easy Goer Pat and Mike Smith on Zenyatta , yet nobody who saw this race will ever question Classics acting piece these past.

I don’t know whether restored Saturday at Santa Anita will fit best Classics , however on paper it appears to be an exceedingly focused race to crown a contraining story lines set to race for the duration of the day . Raisers Cup Turf Mile has superstar and a year ago Eclipse Award – victor Wise Dan – whose just misfortune came in his last exertion in a stellar runner -up completion in a race machine grass – attempting to catch the second continuous Breeders’ Cup win. Reproducers Cup Turf is run in the morning.

Reproducers Cup Juvenile , the first race on Saturday , will probably process future book most beloved for the Kentucky Derby future . Quickest two year ‘s Havana Todd Pletcher , will beat the breaking out of the far post.

Embracing slow time

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When you work in a traditional office and have a question, instant gratification is hard to resist. It’s so easy. Just stumble over to a co-worker’s desk, make sure they stop whatever it was they were doing, blather on until the lights of recognition come on in their eyes, then await the answer.

Unless your query concerns inflammable materials currently engulfed in said flames you’ve likely wasted their time – in fact, you may have even wasted your own. One of my favorite side-effects of working remotely is the way slow-time communication forces you to stop and think before you speak. When I have a question for one of our programmers, for example, here’s a bit of what goes through my head:

The basic idea is this: you try to minimize the things that are bad, and maximize those that are good.

It’s usually at this point that I either figure out the answer for myself or come up with a new way of considering the problem, never having to even ask the original question. I didn’t bother my co-worker, I didn’t look like an idiot trying to articulate the question on-the-fly, and most importantly I figured out the answer!

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People who struggle to work remotely often bemoan the lack of in-person collaboration jumping from this tool to that tech in an effort to recreate the magic that only happens when we’re all in the same room. There are definitely advantages to face time, but too often it seems like facial expressions and waving arms are substituted for clear thought and courtesy.

The next time you have a question for a coworker, try writing it out as if they were 1000 miles and 3 time zones away – even if they’re sitting right next to you. You might surprise yourself with the answer.

Zedd’s Music Moment Of Clarity

This audio post is probably just amazing. All the white-hot techno DJs and producers, few are more molten right now than Anton Zaslavski, better known as Zedd. Zedd’s single “Clarity” (featuring London-based female vocalist Foxes).

When we entered The Fox, which is the unofficial sister-venue of SF’s The Warfield in look, decor, and size, Oliver was on, pounding the crowd with their heaviest brand of « Oliver » house music–edgy and powerful, but still very composed and endlessly sexy.

What is creativity really?

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

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This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Australian Open and Guide to Melbourne

Simply thirteen years past, it had been revelling in a very triumphant Olympic Games amid claims it had been the best town within the world. London has since snatched the “best-ever Olympics” title. currently Melbourne, long-time second fiddle to Sydney, has been voted the world’s most inhabitable town for the past 2 years.

One US columnist said ‘women fell for him like ninepins and when he went to Hollywood, male film stars went and sulked in Nevada.

It shouldn’t be a surprise in a very country with such competitive instincts that the 2 cities are slugging it out for thus long (Melbourne hosted her own successful athletic contest in 1956). within the nineteenth century, Melbourne enjoyed a gold rush and therefore the world’s highest per capita champagne consumption and, despite the Victorian grandeur, was a busy port choked with high-rollers adopting fairly low morals. Then the town developed a rep for being too British, whereas vivacious Sydney player the sequential waves of immigrants seeking the nice life in Oz.

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There are some unpleasant sights to behold when the camera crosses idly over the crowd at SW19 – giant Union Jack headwear, portly gentlemen spilling Moet on their trousers, Alex Ferguson… but thankfully, it’s not all bad.

Tennis players, like footballers, Formula 1 drivers – hell, any young, rich, male athlete – seem to have the incredible knack of ending up with stunning wives and girlfriends to sit on the sidelines, chewing their nails and cheering them on. No, we can’t figure it out either.

Now, the Ugg’s on the opposite foot. Melbourne is as inventive a town as any at once, with hip eateries, gig venues, galleries and speakeasies stoning up faster than you’ll say “strewth”.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival founder Lord March is today able to announce the provisional dates for next year’s two leading sell-out Goodwood motoring events. It should be noted that at this stage the 2014 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival dates are provisional and remain subject to change, pending ratification by the FIA of the 2014 Formula 1 calendar in December.

The 911 has been at the very heart of the Porsche brand for the past five decades.  Few other sports cars in the world can look back on such a long tradition and continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show at Frankfurt in September 1963.

Goodwood honoured the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most versatile and popular sports cars – the Porsche 911 – at the Festival of Speed 2013.

Today the truly versatile 911 is considered by its many devoted fans to be the quintessential sports car, and the central point of reference for all other Porsche series, as each of the marque’s other models carry a piece of the 911’s philosophy.

The Track Action

As well as wheel-to-wheel racing, the Members’ Meeting will also feature thrilling, high-speed track action from more modern eras of Formula 1, Le Mans and beyond – sights and sounds that have never been seen before at Goodwood Motor Circuit. The inaugural event in 2014 will celebrate the flame-spitting Formula 1 cars

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The three typical, Marshall-style controls for volume, bass, treble and a switch to flip on and off the Stan Mores, located on the top of the unit. Through the included 3.5mm spiral cable, which has the appearance of a typical guitar cable, virtually any music source to the powered speakers can be connected.

50 Years of Porsche

The main ‘Central Feature’ marked this prestigious milestone with a one-off 911-inspired sculpture displayed prominently outside Goodwood House. A dedicated class of road and racing 911s, covering all seven generations of the iconic sports car, took to the Goodwood Hillclimb twice each day over this Summer weekend for a special parade.

Can be beyond even via Bluetooth with aptX technology or the two other connections ( RCA input / optical input ) connect directly to their sources.Thanks to the high quality components Stanmore intended to provide a detailed sound across the entire frequency range without sacrificing quality. The sound is punchy, without losing detail, and very clear and powerful to penetrate the entire spectrum from Stanmore.

The main ‘Central Feature’ marked this prestigious milestone with a one-off 911-inspired sculpture displayed prominently outside Goodwood House. A dedicated class of road and racing 911s, covering all seven generations of the iconic sports car, took to the Goodwood Hillclimb twice each day over this Summer weekend for a special parade.