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Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:

Why Are Drayage Companies in Las Vegas, NV So Important?

You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.

To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.

Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.

If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.

As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.

But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.

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RelyEx Solves Problems

At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.

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RelyEx Has a Unique Vantage Point

RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.

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RelyEx Nurtures Strong Carrier Relationships

When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.

Based in the port city of Las Vegas, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.

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Customers choose RelyEx because:

  • We are a reliable drayage logistics partner that manages your freight from beginning to end
  • We have a rare industry vantage point with 30+ years of client-side experience
  • We foster and fortify the strongest vendor relations
  • We take a proactive approach to problem-solving, not a reactive approach
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Your Drayage Shipments Managed from Start to Finish

Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.

Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.

Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.

We Source Top-Notch Operators at the Best Prices

Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.

With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.

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We Make Transparent, Timely Communication a Priority

Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.

As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.

We Have Robust Project Management Experience

Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.

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Paperwork Errors

Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.

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If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.


Documents Received Too Late

Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.

Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:

  • Damaged Container Storage
  • Custom Released Containers
  • Storage Containers Are Too Heavy

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The Supply Chain Partner You Can Count On

At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.

When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.


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Matthews scores again and Domi has 2 goals as Maple Leafs beat Golden Knights 7-3

LAS VEGAS -- — Auston Matthews scored again to continue his sizzling surge, Max Domi had two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the ...

LAS VEGAS -- — Auston Matthews scored again to continue his sizzling surge, Max Domi had two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vegas Golden Knights 7-3 on Thursday night for their sixth straight win.

“We've played good hockey over the course of the season, but we haven't put together a stretch like this,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said.

Jake McCabe, David Kampf, John Tavares and Pontus Holmberg also scored for Toronto. Martin Jones had 23 saves.

“Obviously, our stars are confident in their game, but confidence can be fleeting in this league,” McCabe said. “But when everyone's been confident like we are currently, it's a scary thing. You just have to keep it going.”

Matthews stretched his goal streak to five games with 10 goals and 13 points over that stretch. On Wednesday at Arizona, Matthews set a new record for the fastest U.S.-born player to reach 50 goals in a season, reaching that mark in 54 games. He has an NHL-best 52 goals this season.

Mitchell Marner had two assists to extend his point streak to five games, giving him 13 over that stretch. William Nylander extended his point streak to six games. Domi’s two goals brought him with a point of 400 for his career.

“We have everyone going right now,” Domi said. “Everyone's involved and everyone's playing and everyone's taking short shifts. Those are the things that are winning hockey, and that's what we're doing right now.”

Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and assist for the Golden Knights, and William Karlsson and Michael Amadio each scored a goal. Shea Theodore picked up two assists. Vegas has lost four of five games, with each defeat coming at home.

Toronto took charge early, going up 4-0 in a wide-open first period in which both teams combined for 37 shots on goal, including 23 by the Maple Leafs.

Four different skaters scored for Toronto, chasing Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill with 5:40 left in the period after he surrendered three goals on 19 shots. Hill, whose play in net was critical in Vegas' run to the Stanley Cup last season, has lost four starts in a row.

But it wasn't just on Hill. Less than two minutes after Logan Thompson took Hill's place, he allowed a rebound goal to Domi.

“We need to do better in front of our home crowd,” Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “When you get down by four goals, it's tough to come back from that. We did claw back.”

Karlsson puts the Knights on the scoreboard 51 seconds into the second period, giving him a season-high three game goal streak. But the Leafs struck back twice on goals from Domi and Holmberg to snuff out any chance of a comeback.

Not that Vegas didn't try. Marchessault and Amadio scored 1:25 into the third period to bring the Knights to 6-3. It was Amadio third game in a row with a goal.

Matthews, however, scored on a redirect midway through the period for a four-goal advantage.

This was the Knights' first game since captain and leading scorer Mark Stone suffered an upper-body injury. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Stone is week to week.


Maple Leafs: At Colorado on Saturday.

Golden Knights: At Ottawa on Saturday.



Raiders excited about new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- A sly and slow-developing grin came across Davante Adams' face.

Adams, the signature player on the Las Vegas Raiders' offense, had just been asked about the team's new offensive coordinator, and the three-time first-team All-Pro receiver acknowledged he was "really excited" about working with Luke Getsy again.

And why not? After all, the two broke into the NFL together with the Green Bay Packers in 2014, Adams as a second-round draft pick and Getsy as a quality control coach. Getsy became the Packers' wide receivers coach in 2016 as Adams began his ascent into the wideout stratosphere.

"That was a good feeling, knowing a guy that I've worked with [got the job]," Adams said of Getsy during Super Bowl week. "I know how he works. I know how his mind works. We've had success together. So, it's definitely exciting."

Rousing enough to soothe the hurt feelings of a fan base feeling jilted by Kliff Kingsbury -- who reportedly committed to becoming the Raiders' offensive coordinator before having second thoughts -- and his Air Raid offense, though? Especially with Getsy not exactly lighting the NFL on fire through the air as a playcaller for the Chicago Bears the past two seasons?

Because while Getsy authored the league's Nos. 1 and 2 rushing offenses in 2022 and 2023, respectively (the Bears averaged 177.3 and 141.1 yards per game on the ground those seasons), Chicago was last in passing in 2022 (130.5) and 27th this past season (182.1).

And while the Bears had the No. 20 total offense last year and averaged 21.2 points per game, the Raiders, playing eight games with Josh McDaniels as coach and playcaller and the final nine with Bo Hardegree calling plays as the interim O.C., were 27th in total offense and averaged 19.5 points per contest.

So what, exactly, appealed to Las Vegas coach Antonio Pierce about Getsy?

"Listen," Pierce said, "Luke kicked our ass when we played the Bears, didn't he?"

Pierce was referring to last season's Week 7 game at Soldier Field, a matchup the Bears won 30-12 with undrafted rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent. Indeed, they watched that game during Getsy's interview.

"That was pretty impressive," Pierce said. "He was one of the few gentlemen that we brought in that we played against that I thought we knew pretty well, and I thought he did a good job against us, scheme-wise."

Bagent kept the Raiders off balance in throwing for 162 yards and a touchdown pass while completing 21 of 29 passes, the Bears also gashed the Raiders for 173 rushing yards.

"There are some things that I liked there," Pierce said. "Obviously, the running game shows up. I thought the passing game, as we move forward, that's something we can improve on, Luke and the Raiders collectively."

As in, implementing Getsy's vision on offense while working in a new quarterback to compete with Aidan O'Connell, who had an up-and-down rookie season after taking over for Jimmy Garoppolo when Pierce was elevated to interim coach from linebackers coach on Nov. 1 after the firing of McDaniels.

Just don't typecast Getsy when asking what he wants in a QB.

"There's not one in particular," he said. "I think you've got to play into the players that you have and the things that they do really well. I think that's what's cool about this draft ... there's a lot of different types of guys, and it's about who can do things to the level that it's a difference maker.

"You try to get as many dynamic guys on your team as you can. I wouldn't ever want to box myself into a corner with one particular style."

With the No. 13 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, the Raiders would have to move a tremendous amount of assets to get into the top three to guarantee selecting one of the top QB prospects: USC's Caleb Williams, North Carolina's Drake Maye or LSU's Jayden Daniels.

It would cost less to pick one of the next trio of rookie quarterbacks (Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, Oregon's Bo Nix or Washington's Michael Penix Jr.) or to acquire an established starter such as, say, the Bears' Justin Fields in a trade.

Yes, even with the seeming cold war between Fields and Getsy last season, Getsy was more than complimentary of Fields' play, saying he showed "tremendous growth" at QB.

"He's one of the best human beings I've ever gotten to work with," Getsy said. "It's just the mentality that he brought every day, that consistent approach, the kind of man that he is. ... He was someone that just came to work every day to get better and better, and I think he'll continue to do so."

Getsy -- who was the Packers' receivers coach in 2016-17, returned after one year at Mississippi State to become Green Bay's QB coach in 2019 and was its QB coach and passing game coordinator in 2020-21 before leaving for Chicago -- essentially has a blank slate in Las Vegas.

Albeit one with a big, bright shining star in the middle of it. One that figures to serve as a conduit, of sorts, between players and coach.

Because as Adams said when asked what Getsy is bringing to the Raiders, "innovation" was the first nugget he dropped. Plus ...

"He's the type of coach that's open-minded ... he's going to be open to hearing things from the veteran players that know how this thing works and the best way to do things," said Adams, who, despite catching 103 passes last season, had his lowest yards-per-catch average (11.1) since 2015 and his fewest TD catches (8) since 2019, when he played in 12 games.

"That innovation to the offense and a good run-pass balance. And that's what I'm used to, that West Coast style. Going to be fun getting to work on a new system, [yet] something that's a little bit more familiar."

Getsy nodded.

"That was how I was raised in this business, in the Mike McCarthy-West Coast style," Getsy said. "And, obviously, the West Coast is a general term now; there are all these different flavors of it that everyone has kind of taken and run with. And I think we'll have our own as well."

Road to the Draft: A defensive player at each position to keep on your radar at the NFL Combine

Edge rusher: Dallas Turner, AlabamaWith the season Defensive Rookie of the Year Will Anderson just produced with the Houston Texans, the same could be in store for his former Crimson Tide teammate Dallas Turner.The Alabama edge rusher has been universally ranked by draft analysts as the third best edge rusher in this year's draft behind UCLA's Laiatu Latu and Florida State's Jared Verse. However, I believe Turner could have the most upside out of any defensive player in this draft class. With his 6-foot-4, 24...

Edge rusher: Dallas Turner, Alabama

With the season Defensive Rookie of the Year Will Anderson just produced with the Houston Texans, the same could be in store for his former Crimson Tide teammate Dallas Turner.

The Alabama edge rusher has been universally ranked by draft analysts as the third best edge rusher in this year's draft behind UCLA's Laiatu Latu and Florida State's Jared Verse. However, I believe Turner could have the most upside out of any defensive player in this draft class. With his 6-foot-4, 245-pound frame, he plays with a lot of speed off the line of scrimmage. The 2023 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year had 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss his junior season.

"Turner is a long, athletic edge with excellent production and an intriguing skill set as a pass rusher," wrote Daniel Jeremiah, NFL media analyst. "Against the run, he can set a physical edge or slip blocks to make plays at the line of scrimmage. His effort is excellent. Overall, Turner has played a pivotal role on the 'Bama defense for three years and he's ready to make an immediate impact at the next level."

I wouldn't be surprised if Turner ends up turning in some of the fastest numbers among his position group at the Combine, and potentially making an argument for himself to be paired with Crosby if available at No. 13.

Interior lineman: Byron Murphy II, Texas

Byron Murphy II continuously finds his name linked to the Raiders at No. 13 in recent mock drafts, and rightfully so.

He was one of the key pieces in turning the Longhorns defense into one of the best in the nation, earning their first season with at least 12 wins since 2009. Murphy alongside T'Vondre Sweat, who could also be a first-round draft pick, made for a stout run defense as they totaled 16.5 tackles for loss together last season.

"Murphy fills a massive gap along the defensive front after an incredible 2023 season," wrote ESPN's Field Yates. "He offers true difference-making play as a pocket compressor (he had 5.0 sacks this past season) and run defender. Few players in this class play full tilt to the extent Murphy does."

Linebacker: Payton Wilson, NC State

If any NFL team is looking for their prototypical starting linebacker, Payton Wilson fits the bill.

After spending six seasons at NC State, he comes into the league with a lot of experience yet tremendous upside. Standing at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, he has an NFL-ready frame and uses his size well. What's appealing about Wilson's game is that he can do a little bit of everything at the linebacker position. He's a great downhill runner to the ball, has showcased solid pass rushing abilities, has an extremely high motor and excels in coverage. Following his senior season with the Wolfpack, he was a unanimous All-American and won both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Butkus Award.

"Wilson is a height/weight/speed linebacker with excellent instincts and playmaking ability," said Jeremiah. "He has the tools to play stacked in the box or as the hole defender in space. Against the pass, he is fluid in his zone drops. He relies on his eyes to jump routes and get his hands on the ball. He has the speed/agility to mirror backs and tight ends. ... Against the run, he uses his length to stack and shed blocks. His hands are strong and violent. He is quick to key, read and flow to the ball."

General Manager Tom Telesco has a knack for identifying talent at linebacker, dating back to selecting Denzel Perryman, Kenneth Murray, Drue Tranquill and Uchenna Nwosu with the Chargers. Wilson has a chance to make an impression on the Raiders at the Combine.

Cornerback: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

Kool-Aid McKinstry is arguably the top cornerback in this draft class, but definitely has the best nickname.

The Birmingham, Alabama, native has a fluidity to his game that's likely to be desired by any defensive coordinator. McKinstry's bread and butter is playing man coverage, with great instincts for making plays on the ball in the air. The All-American cornerback totaled 22 pass deflections his sophomore and junior seasons at Alabama. Additionally, he received an 87.8 coverage grade from Pro Football Focus (PFF) in 2023.

"McKinstry has shutdown CB1 potential," said Trevor Sikkema, PFF analyst. "For schemes that rely on more man coverage, he's very comfortable playing in press and with his back to the ball. Plus, he has one of the highest forced incompletion totals in the country over the past two seasons.

Safety: Kamren Kinchens, Miami

Kamren Kinchens has a little bit of Derwin James in him when watching his tape. He doesn't avoid contact, and he can fly to the ball.

The Miami Hurricane enjoyed a successful collegiate career, with two All-ACC selections and a whopping 11 interceptions in his last two seasons. His hard-hitting play style could make him a successful strong safety in the box, and he seemingly still has enough speed to roam in the backfield and play free safety. His 90 defensive grade from Pro Football Focus was the highest of any safety (min. 100 snaps) in 2022.

While the Raiders aren't lacking at safety with Marcus Epps and Tre’von Moehrig, Kinchens could fit like a glove in Graham's system thus making him a player to watch.

Pitbull’s New Restaurant Will Be in a Vegas Walmart

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Plus, Major Food Group will oversee food at Hard Rock, KFC is bringing Chizza (pizza with fried chicken as crust) to the States, and more.

February 23, 2024

Welcome to Delicious or Distressing, where we rate recent food memes, videos, and other entertainment news. Last week we discussed Ben Affleck’s new Dunkin’ drink.

King of Miami, Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide—that’s Pitbull, if you haven’t gathered—is touching down in Las Vegas, culinarily speaking. Miami Grill (of which he’s an equity partner) is opening a first location in the state; notably, this Miami Grill outpost will live inside of a Walmart in Henderson, a Nevada city adjacent to Vegas.

Also this week, a duo we never expected is joining forces: Major Food Group (parent of Carbone) and Hard Rock, to consult on food at all the latter’s hotels. Even after Panera’s energy drink drew a heap of controversy recently, Dunkin’ is putting its own on the menu. Lastly, KFC is releasing “Chizza”—yes, pizza with fried chicken as the crust—in the States.

Read more below on this week’s food news around the internet.

Well, we never could have guessed this: Major Food Group, the New York restaurant group responsible for hits like Carbone, is teaming up with Hard Rock—an empire of hotels and casinos that also includes the famed Hard Rock Cafe franchise. According to Keith Sheldon, president of entertainment and brand management for Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, MFG will be working on anything food-related at hotels, casinos, resorts, and cafes. Creating restaurant concepts at new locations of Hard Rock hotels, such as forthcoming ones in Athens and Barcelona, is “a major immediate focal point,” Sheldon tells Bon Appétit. The news comes after Carbone did a three-day pop-up at a Hard Rock hotel and casino location in Hollywood, Florida, which featured many of the same menu items as other Carbone locations. Otherwise, details are slim; Sheldon says that they will “explore opportunities.”

Though Hard Rock is known for its music memorabilia and ubiquity in major tourist destinations around the world, it’s not so much known for innovative food. (Truffle mac and cheese, a favorite of restaurants more than a decade ago, still makes an appearance on menus.) Major Food Group, on the other hand, is a behemoth that’s recognized for setting an over-the-top, theatrical vibe and for its critically acclaimed fare. Its most famous restaurant, Carbone, is beloved by celebrities like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber, while the group’s latest restaurant in New York, Torrisi, received the rare three-star review from the New York Times.

But though the pairing sounds unusual, the ambition is not. Major Food Group has become one of the fastest-growing American restaurant groups. Last month, the company announced that it was partnering with high-end Italian restaurant Marea to open new outposts around the world. And in 2022, owners Jeff Zalaznick, Rich Torrisi, and Mario Carbone expressed plans for more Carbone locations globally. It makes sense that they’d latch onto a company that already has a huge footprint around the world. Five years from now, will Major Food Group be as ubiquitous as the Cheesecake Factory? I have a feeling I won’t need a crystal ball to answer that question. —Serena Dai, editorial director

Is it possible that Pitbull is actually the world’s most impressive multi-hyphenate? He’s a rapper, obviously, but he also owns a NASCAR team and was on Empire nine years ago, which technically makes him an actor. Plus, he is part-owner of a Miami restaurant chain, Miami Grill. The chain serves burgers, gyros, and wings, among other hand-held things, and has made news this week after announcing a new location in Las Vegas. Where will the restaurant debut? No, not on the strip. No, not near the strip. It’s inside a Walmart. Personally, I love nothing more than shopping for bits and bobs and then sitting down to eat a gyro with my nearest and dearest, so I’m thrilled to learn that (after a breezy flight to Vegas) I can do both at one location. But this news does beg the question: Where else will house a Miami Grill in the near future? An Apple store? A library? (Wait, was I accidentally a genius just then?) Hold on, I'm contacting my representatives. —Sam Stone, staff writer

My teeth are chattering just reading this week’s news. Dunkin’ has entered the energy drink chat with its new SPARKD’ lineup, initially available in Peach Sunshine and Berry Burst flavors. The 30-ounce size is packed with 192 milligrams of caffeine (equivalent to nearly four espresso shots) and 37 grams of sugar (two grams less than a can of Coke). It has some nerve launching a super-caffeinated beverage right now, considering competitor Panera hopes to deflect multiple lawsuits over its Charged Lemonade. (Customers have claimed permanent cardiac injuries and two deaths associated with the drink have been reported.) So, how much caffeine is too much? The limit actually does exist: Most adults should have no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day, according to the FDA. I don’t know. Maybe try going to bed a bit earlier? —Ali Francis, staff writer

Everyone’s favorite chizzeria, KFC, is now offering chizza, or two fried chicken filets topped with marinara sauce, mozzerella, and pepperoni. (As you may have guessed, “chizza” is a portmanteau of “chicken” and “pizza.”) It’s apparently been unleashed outside of the US for years, where it’s run rampant in the Philippines, Mexico, Germany, and more. Now, the “global phenomenon” is finally available here on American soil.

Americans have a fraught relationship with fried chicken filets topped with things that God didn’t intend—like KFC’s Double Down, which sandwiched bacon, cheese, and mayo between two filets, and became so viral and wreaked plenty of havoc in the early 2010s. I can only assume KFC pulled it off menus because the company was afraid of its power. The chizza sounds similarly delicious and disgusting, like a slightly more cursed chicken Parmesan. Am I worried what future it could bring to our lands? Yes. Do I want to try it? Absolutely. —Karen Yuan, culture editor

Club confirm partnership with The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

AFC Bournemouth has today announced its official partnership with The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which marks the latest US collaboration for the Cherries.The multi-year deal will include the “Visit Las Vegas” logo featured on the club’s training kit, in-stadium exposure and matchday activations that will channel the excitement and energy of Las Vegas.Hot on the heels of several global sporting events including Formula 1’s inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix this past November and Sup...

AFC Bournemouth has today announced its official partnership with The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which marks the latest US collaboration for the Cherries.

The multi-year deal will include the “Visit Las Vegas” logo featured on the club’s training kit, in-stadium exposure and matchday activations that will channel the excitement and energy of Las Vegas.

Hot on the heels of several global sporting events including Formula 1’s inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix this past November and Super Bowl LVIII, which took place at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium earlier this month, the AFC Bournemouth partnership further solidifies the destination as the ‘The Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World’ and elevates Las Vegas within its largest overseas market. Last year, 550,000 British visitors travelled to Las Vegas, with many attending sporting events, screening parties, and other related activations throughout the destination.

“We are grateful to AFC Bournemouth for their partnership and bringing us the opportunity to expand our sports brand internationally,” said Steve Hill, President and CEO of the LVCVA. “We look forward to delivering some of Vegas’ signature energy directly to Vitality Stadium throughout the remainder or this season and beyond.”

With the destination playing host to special high-profile sports events throughout the year, plus a thrilling roster of nine major league professional teams that include the National Football League’s (NFL) Las Vegas Raiders and the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Vegas Golden Knights, there is something for every type of sports fan in Vegas.

Jim Frevola, AFC Bournemouth President of Business Operations, said: “I’m excited to announce this partnership as it’s a great fit for both parties. Our ownership having roots in Vegas, and with the city itself fast becoming an important sporting destination, this makes for a strong relationship. I’m thankful to all at LVCVA for working with us to make this happen, and I look forward to seeing what we can create together.”

The team’s connection to Vegas started in 2022 when Bill Foley, owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, invested in the club. Since then, the club has also announced a community partnership with the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DVLSC), a leading local non-profit youth soccer organisation in the city.


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