A World War Two Navy veteran had the 94th birthday of a lifetime when we won $300,000 on a lottery ticket that his daughter bought him. After sending lottery tickets to family members on their birthdays for years, Ervin Smolinski, from South Branch, Michigan, was shocked when he was given a Double Bonus Cashword instant game ticket worth $300,000 on his own special day, according to Michigan Lottery Connect. As it was a family tradition, Smolinski had received multiple Double Bonus Cashword tic...
Blackstone agreed to sell its majority stake in SeaWorld for a 33% premium from its most recent close early Friday, sending shares of the beleaguered entertainment company up as much as 9% in trading. Zhonghong Group, a Chinese leisure, real estate, and travel company, is expected to pay $448.5 million for the 21% stake in SeaWorld based on the SEC filings. It may seem like a discount compared to the $2.3 billion Blackstone paid for SeaWorld back in 2009, but the financial giant has been gradual...
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of one of them. Visionary, ideologue, risk-taker: None of these shorthand labels quite capture who Elon Musk is. The billionaire entrepreneur is running two companies he cofounded that together employ 35,000 people. His aims are stratospheric. Tesla tsla , the automaker and sustainable-energy company that acquired SolarCity in 201...
After a perfect 11-0 round robin record, Team Canada won the 1-2 page playoff on Friday morning to advance directly to Sunday’s final at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Beijing. Team Homan (skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney, lead Lisa Weagle) defeated Russia, skipped by three-time world bronze medallist Anna Sidorova, 7-3 in nine ends. Canada started the game with the hammer. After blanking the first end, they had to settle for a single point in ...
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of one of them. Nine years ago, Brian Chesky and fellow cofounders Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk were hustling to get a business off the ground that most investors scoffed at. Today the disruptive "home-sharing" platform claims some 160 million "guest arrivals"--2 million people slept in Airbnb accommodations this past New Year's Eve alone--and a private-market val...
Chinese tourism and leisure company Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co. is buying a 21 percent stake in SeaWorld, making it the largest shareholder. In this photo, killer whales leap into the air at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld OrlandoSkift Take: SeaWorld Entertainment has been making all kinds of moves to turn the company's performance around, but results have not paid off yet. Will this new long-term investment help? — Hannah SampsonChina’s Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co. acquired a 21 percent equit...
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of the Women’s March on Washington National Cochairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, and Carmen Perez. Women's issues, from equal pay to reproductive rights, have long been central to political debate. When Donald Trump won the presidential election on a platform that many people believed would roll back those rights, Mallory, Sarsour, Perez, and Bland ...
Fortune has launched its 2017 World's Greatest Leaders list that ranks the politicians, sports figures, humanitarians, and business executive who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same. Nearly half of the 50 honorees are women, many of whom you'll no doubt recognize. Philanthropist Melinda Gates is at No. 4, film director Ava DuVernay landed at No. 6, and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel came it at Nos. 8 and 10, respectively. My nominee f...
Theo Epstein has done a lot of winning in his career. After ending two of Major League Baseball’s all-time longest World Series droughts, most recently with the Chicago Cubs, Epstein is a world class curse-breaker who knows what it’s like to finish on top. Maybe that’s why it was so easy for Epstein to shrug off his first-place finish on Fortune‘s latest World’s Greatest Leaders list. Epstein, currently the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, responded to ...
SAN JOSE — It’s still mighty early in the chase for a 2018 World Cup berth, months of matches, corrections and continental treks ahead. History tells us that the United States will qualify for next year’s soccer extravaganza and, depending on pairings and performance, cope just fine against the titans of the sport. But as […]
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of one of them. If you harbor any old-fashioned stereotypes about what a leader looks like, put them aside, because Chance the Rapper is about to bust every one of them. In a music industry dependent on album sales and exclusive artist deals, 23-year-old Chance--born Chancellor Bennett--stays independent, releasing streaming-only mixtapes. This year, the rapper and aut...
Fossil announced a slate of new smartwatches at the Baselworld conference in 2017: The Q Venture, the Q Activist, the Q Explorist, and the Q Accomplice. They pack cutting-edge processors and the latest version Android Wear. The post Fossil announces a slate of new smartwatches at Baselworld 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of one of them. Samantha Bee (No. 19 on World’s Greatest Leaders list) became an essential voice in late-night television in 2016 with the debut of her TBS show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. The presidential election provided plenty of fodder for comedians, and the -Canadian-born Bee used her show as a weekly platform for dispensing incisive and often provocat...
So we’re answering the question “What is Nigeria best at?” We leant towards the negative, to be honest, citing issues of corruption because you know our Nigerian prince scams has gone international and our yahoo-yahoo boys are scamming on a regular. Image: Gravitate Financial   Or even football if we’re being honest, because street soccer is one of the biggest things that goes around here Image: Kent’s Diaries   Or even religion because hate it or love it...
Defining leadership calls to mind the famous Louis Brandeis quip about pornography: You know it when you see it. Fortune publishes its annual list of the world's greatest leaders Thursday. As you'd expect, tech is well represented. The luminaries from the realm of IT include Alibaba's Jack Ma, former Microsoft executive Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos (last year's No.1), Brian Chesky of Airbnb, Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, Yuri Milner, and comeback CEO of the year candidate Lisa Su of chipmaker AMD. Our l...
The staff of Fortune and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Here's a profile of one of them. When LeBron James (No. 11 on World’s Greatest Leaders list) returned to Cleveland in 2014 after four years with the Miami Heat he didn't promise an NBA championship, or instant success. Instead, he made a pact with Northeast Ohio. "I feel my calling here goes above basketball," he told Sports Illustrated. "I have a responsibility to lead, in more ...
Official FIM Supersport 300 World Championship Launch WorldSSP300 Revs Up for the opening round MotorLand Aragon will welcome the launch of the new rookie class for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The Paddock Show stage will be the perfect setting to introduce the thrilling series on Friday 31st March at 17:50. Tensions will be high as the young riders will be revved up ahead of their opening first race appearance on board their 2017 machines. With all WorldSSP300 riders present on s...
Jim Leyland, who retired three years ago, led the United States to a World Baseball Classic championship last night. It is the final feather in a baseball cap full of accomplishments and a poetic way for the 72-year-old to go out, should he choose not to come back in 2017. His Hall of Fame credentials were already impressive before the tournament began. He racked up 1,769 wins during his 22 regular seasons on the bench. He won a World Series with the Florida Marlins and two pennants with the Det...
In our current culture, CEOs arguably command more power than respect. You can blame that in part on the light-speed exchange of information in the digital era. As Fortune‘s Geoff Colvin writes in the introduction to this year’s World’s Greatest Leaders list, “Easier access to information for customers, competitors, and others causes industry dominance to change more quickly, corporate life spans to decline, and executive tenures to shorten.” What’s more, unfl...
Worries about national security were a crucial factor in the 2016 presidential elections, with voters across the political spectrum voicing their anxieties about threats ranging from terrorism and the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea to the impact of (possibly Kremlin-directed) cyber-warfare. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to make security a priority, but he took office as president with only minimal experience dealing with global threats. Hence the importance of these two military f...