The Kentucky Horse Race Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs.News outlets report the 15-member commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Churchill Downs’ bid to buy Turfway Park for $46 million.Churchill President Kevin Flanery says the purchase is a $150 million investment in Kentucky racing. That figure includes the purchase price.Flanery says the venue will be renamed New Turfway Park and will feature a new grandstand with retractable seats for events outside of racing, a simulcast center, inner dirt track and installation of 1,500 historical racing machines. New Turfway Park is expected to hire up to 400 full and part-time positions. It’s expected to open in the summer of 2021.Flanery says construction begins in April.___This story has been corrected to show the commission approved the sale Tuesday, not Monday. … [Read more...] about Racing officials approve Churchill Downs purchase of Turfway
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in New Haven, Connecticut have arrested 48 people and towed 10 vehicles in a crackdown on illegal drag racing in the city. Lt. Jason Rentkowics says the crackdown Saturday was in response to complaints from business owners in the Foxon Boulevard area of the city. Most of the arrests were made near a McDonald’s restaurant, a major staging area for the drag races. Some of those arrested were racers and some were spectators. One was a juvenile. They were charged with several offenses, from third-degree trespass, to operation of an unregistered vehicle and misuse of a marker place. All those arrested were released on a promise to appear in court. Close Boston.com Today Sign up for Boston.com Today to get the headlines delivered to your inbox. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about 48 arrested in crackdown on illegal drag racing
Updated 5:04 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The government agency that promotes Las Vegas tourism is banning members from accepting gifts and tightening restrictions on travel. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board voted Tuesday to tighten ethics rules following the arrest of three former agency executives, including its retired chief executive, Rossi Ralenkotter. Ralenkotter and the executives are accused of theft of $90,000 in airline gift cards purchased with tax dollars between 2012 and 2017. The board includes eight local elected officials and six business and casino executives. It oversees an agency with a $251 million annual operating budget, funded mostly with hotel room taxes. Board Chairman Larry Brown says that from now on, the board and the agency executive have to sign off on agency travel spending. ___ Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com … [Read more...] about Las Vegas tourist agency adopts new rules on gifts, travel
Habac Nitrogenous Fertilizer & Chemicals Co., Ltd. (HANICHEMCO – code DHB), a branch of Vinachem, has just appointed Nguyen Duc Ninh, member of the Board of Directors (BoD) and deputy general manager, as the new CEO for a term of three years, effective from October 5. At the end of the second quarter this year, DHB's accumulated losses exceeded VND2.876 trillion ($125 million). Dam Ha Bac has a new CEO to deal with its $125 million losses (Source: damhabac.com) On December 25 last year, DHB suddenly announced terminating the term of Doan Doan Hung as general manager from January 1, at the same time appointing Nguyen Duc Ninh to take over the role. Since then, Nguyen Duc Ninh has been officially appointed as CEO of DHB. Previously, he held a series of other positions in DHB since 1993. After being equitised on January 1, 2016, DHB recorded the loss of more than VND1 trillion ($43.48 million) wthin the same year. As of December 31, 2018, DHB recorded cumulative losses … [Read more...] about Vinachem subsidiary DHB appoints new CEO to tackle losses
News : Travel Related: American Airlines I have a childish palate when it comes to my taste in food. While I think that one of the more recent additions to the American Airline’s First Class menu is horrific, I explain more here, the AA warm cookies win my heart. The scent in the cabin is wonderful as they’re heated up, the satisfying sweet crunch is delicious. Being British, I find that a cookie (or biscuit) goes extremely well with my cup of tea. American Airlines has, however, changed their supplier and View From The Wing reports that these new cookies are less gooey but too sweet: The new cookie is “a little less gooey than the last cookie which is actually a good thing. It didn’t disintegrate picking it up. That said I didn’t love the consistency, and it was too sweet for my taste. I’d prefer it to be paired with something to give it better balance.” While we’re not talking about the introduction of a new high-end champagne or a … [Read more...] about Is New American Airlines First Class Cookie Good Or Bad?