Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olympic Equestrian Sport

The US horses traveled from Newark NJ in a FedEx cargo plane in specialized cargo boxes. The horses are accompanied on the 7 hour flight by a veterinarian and groomers.   They travel right beside the horses.  The horses travel in the same type of conditions as humans as far as temperature in the pressurized cabins. They are given hay and water while someone stays with them at all times.

Always, Always Celebrating the South and Promoting a Positive Mississippi

DID YOU KNOW... Fred Smith Founder of FED EX

(Federal Express)
is from Marks , Mississippi

Born: August 11, 1944, in Marks, Mississippi.

Education: Yale University, BA, 1966.

In 1971 Frederick Wallace (Fred) Smith came up with a revolutionary idea: delivering packages reliably overnight. With the creation of Federal Express Corporation, Smith not only offered an alternative to the mail and more traditional and slower delivery services, but he also created an industry that almost single-handedly changed the way business was conducted. In the process, Smith's company became the first American business to earn $10 billion in profits. By 2004 FedEx was delivering to 210 countries using over six hundred aircraft, 46,000 vehicles, and 141,000 employees.

Boyd Martin  & Horse  Otis Barbotiere
Martin had started out in the equestrian competition and had completed 2 parts riding Otis Barbotiere.  The final event came up and Otis Barbotiere had developed a swollen leg.  After Otis was sent to the holding box during inspection, Martin withdrew him from competition. Equestrian fans on twitter lauded Martin for his concern for his horses.
Last year, Martin saved Otis and several other horses from a barn fire in suburban Philadelphia. Several other horses perished in the fire that was thought
  to have started from an electrical problem.


Can you spot something in this logo? The FedEx logo, designed in 1994 by Linden Leader & Landor Associates, at first appears simple and straightforward. However, if you look at the white space between the "E" and "x" you can see a right-facing arrow. This "hidden" arrow was intended to be a subliminal symbol for speed and precision.