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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plans to acquire the Palms in Las Vegas for $650 million

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the owners of San Manuel Casino in Highland, announced Tuesday, May 4, that the tribe planned to purchase the Palms in Las Vegas. The tribe and the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority will acquire the 20-year-old casino property for $650 million, according to a news release from current Palms owner Red Rock Resorts. The transaction is expected to close in 2021, but is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, according to a news...
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The Six Keys to Positive Communication

When I was 15 years old, I enrolled in a program to study English in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, also known as Iowa. Having grown up in France and Switzerland, I spoke zero English. In Iowa, I couldn’t understand what people were telling me, and I couldn’t express myself. I couldn’t connect with people, I couldn’t create interactions, I couldn’t build friendships. I faced some of the most difficult months of my life because I was in some ways mute, and in some ways deaf. But that e...
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UNLV Medical School Being Named for Resort Mogul Kerkorian

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian.
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The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows. UNLV President Keith Whitfield on Friday announced the change from plans announced in February to hold graduation virtually. Whitfield said in a letter to students and staff that he firmly believes the university “can offer a traditional commencement while adhering to public health guidelines.” “Graduation is the...
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UNLV Changes Course to Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas now plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows.
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The Latest: Ariz. gov. rejects call for online learning

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online instruction for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials. Amid a coronavirus surge in the state, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Saturday that schools need a two-week “quarantine period” while educators and local officials review health data and decide what type of instruction is ap...
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The Latest: New daily cases hit record in North Carolina

By The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases yet. The state reported 9,527 confirmed cases on New Year’s Day. That went over the state’s previous high by more than 1,000 cases. It reported nearly as many on Saturday: 9,356 cases. Cases for both days were released by the state health department on Saturday. “We begin 2021 in our most dangerous position in this pandemic,” Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state’s health secretary, said in a stat...
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The Latest: California hospitals helped with oxygen delivery

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Hospitals struggling to provide enough oxygen for the sickest coronavirus patients in the Los Angeles area received some relief Saturday when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews arrived. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office says crews helped some aging hospitals update their oxygen delivery systems. Besides the shortage of oxygen, they’re also having difficulty keeping with demand for oxygen tanks for discharged patients to take home. The southern half of the state has...
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The Latest: UK hits virus case record for 5th straight day

By The Associated Press LONDON — The U.K. has registered a record 57,725 daily coronavirus cases. Government figures show the U.K. has recorded five straight daily highs — all above 50,000 and nearly double the levels of two weeks ago. Also, hospitals in Britain have started receiving batches of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, approved by British regulators this week. Some 530,000 doses of the vaccine will be available for rollout across the country from M...
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UNLV and University of Rochester physicists observe room-temperature superconductivity

Physicists from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Rochester have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the "holy grail" of energy efficiency.
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MGM Resorts goes smoke-free at Vegas Strip casino

By Ken Ritter | The Associated Press One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. “We’re making the facility completely non-smoking because of continued guest requests,” he said. Th...
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Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is ‘Gambling With Lives’ Across the Country

This post first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. When it comes to COVID-19, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Las Vegas casinos reopened June 4, and they have become a likely hotbed for the spread of the novel coronavirus, public health experts said. But if tourists return home and then test positive for COVID-19, the limitations of contact traci...
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Symposium: Religions’ wins are losses

This is the first entry in a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Leslie C. Griffin is the William S. Boyd professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the author of Law and Religion: Cases and Materials. She wrote amicus briefs in support of the respondents in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, and she is writing an amicus brief in support of the respondent in Fulton v. City of Philade...
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‘Overwhelmed and Terrified’: Las Vegas’ Reopening Backfires Terribly

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the United States, Las Vegas seems to be operating business as usual. Casinos have been open since June 4—undeterred by the 123 visitors who have tested positive for the highly contagious virus and the 51-year-old Caesars employee who died in late June.But it’s not business as usual for doctors and nurses in Las Vegas’ besieged health-care system, who say they are “overwhelmed and terrified” about the massive influx of new cases in a state official...
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Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA — The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Garrett Rolfe kicked Brooks while he lay on the ground and the officer with him, Devin Brosnan, stood on Brooks’ shoulder as he struggled for life after a confrontation Friday night, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said at a news conference. Rolfe had ...
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Atlanta awaits decision on charges in black man's killing

Atlanta awaited a decision from prosecutors Wednesday on whether to bring charges against two white police officers in the killing of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot in the back in a case that has unfolded amid turbulent protests across the U.S. over the treatment of black people.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard scheduled an afternoon news conference.The news came as Republicans on Capitol Hill unveiled a package of police reform proposals and the push to get rid of Confederate monument...
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Protest updates: UNLV tears down Confederate-themed statue; Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn dismiss systemic racism; Richmond police chief out

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas removed its Confederate-themed mascot statue. Man charged with setting fires in Minneapolis. Latest protest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Competitive Swimmers Rescue Cliff Diver Injured At Beale Falls

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A cliff diver was rescued Wednesday afternoon after he was knocked unconscious at Beale Falls. According to Cal Fire, the victim jumped from approximately 70 feet above the water and was knocked unconscious upon impact with the water. Fortunately, a group of competitive swimmers from the Bay Area witnessed the whole thing and swam over to rescue the victim. “It was about three minutes he was face down in the water,” Jacklyn Scheberies, one of the hero swimmers, said. Sche...
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Competitive Swimmers Help Rescue Cliff Diver Injured At Beale Falls

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A cliff diver was rescued Wednesday afternoon after he was knocked unconscious at Beale Falls. According to Cal Fire, the victim jumped from approximately 70 feet above the water and was knocked unconscious upon impact with the water. Fortunately, a group of competitive swimmers from the Bay Area witnessed the whole thing and swam over to rescue the victim. “It was about three minutes he was face down in the water,” Jacklyn Scheberies, one of the hero swimmers, said. Sche...
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Gambling returns to Las Vegas after historic casino closure

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. “The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge,” said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las Vegas casinos that were shuttered along with all gambling establishments in March. “We are excited to get our employe...
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Epidemiologist Says the Future of Events Will Be Small and Local

We spoke to Dr. Brian Labus, epidemiologist and health sciences expert at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to prepare event professionals for the challenges of the next few months. The future looks daunting, but there are safe ways to go back to business.   The event industry is buzzing with a heated debate about […] The post Epidemiologist Says the Future of Events Will Be Small and Local by Julius Solaris appeared first on https://www.eventmanagerblog.com
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Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The stakes could not be higher, said Robert Lang, executive director of the Brookings Mountain West...
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Skeleton roams the library

While libraries wait out the Covid-19 pandemic they remain eerily quiet. So quiet in fact, that at the Lied Library at the University of Nevada Las Vegas there has been a skeleton sighting! When school is in Mandy the Skeleton is on loan for students to prepare for their anatomy and physiology exams. While things are shut down Aaron Mayes, the curator for visual materials at UNLV’s Special Collections and Archives, has let Mandy have a run of the place. More images and story at Las Vegas Re...
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Math teachers are getting millions of views on TikTok by sharing SAT tips and data visualizations

TikTok's most popular videos typically consist of choreography, skits, or memes, but a niche group of math influencers is going viral. The #algebra and #mathematics pages on TikTok have hundreds of millions of views.  Math educators and students said it's an exciting, fun, and helpful way of learning.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Josh Martin, a junior at the State University of New York at Albany studying physics and math, has always known that math was a specialty of...
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How will COVID-19 impact the economy?

Stephen M. Miller, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gives insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts American economies. Calling it a "trade-off between public health and economic health," Miller explains why social distancing is a necessary measure to avoid a total crash of economies. The SIR model, which is a guide to assessing how much of the population is actively infected, shows what could happen if the active cases of inf...
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Love in the time of the coronavirus: Do you turn your back when someone offers you a hand, a kiss or a hug?

Editor’s note: The toll of the coronavirus grows, with California under a state of emergency, and more than 150 cases and 11 deaths reported in the U.S.. Also, more than 300 million school children worldwide are facing closures of their schools. What does this mean for you in your personal life? We asked Brian Labus, professor of public health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, about what kinds of physical contact are safe while COVID-19 is spreading.We are exposed to numerous viruses from o...
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Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds (slashdot)

ClickOnThis writes: Many of us know the old joke about BMWs and hemorrhoids. Now it seems that science can back it up. In a study perhaps deserving of an Ig Nobel, scientists found that the likelihood a driver will stop for a pedestrian is inversely proportional to the value of their vehicle. CNN reports: "A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road -- with the likelihood they'll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra ...
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Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

ClickOnThis writes: Many of us know the old joke about BMWs and hemorrhoids. Now it seems that science can back it up. In a study perhaps deserving of an Ig Nobel, scientists found that the likelihood a driver will stop for a pedestrian is inversely proportional to the value of their vehicle. CNN reports: "A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road -- with the likelihood they'll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra ...
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Most BMW drivers are jerks, according to science

You are what you drive, according to a couple of recent studies. And if you drive a flashy expensive car, there's a high chance it's because you are a self-centered gentleman who is "argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable and unempathetic." In other words, an asshole. Not only that, but for every $1,000 more you spend on a car, the chance you'll stop for a pedestrian goes down by 3%. According to CNN: Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas speculated that the expensive car owners "...
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Study: People With Expensive Cars Are More Likely To Be Bad Drivers

(CNN) — The science is looking pretty unanimous on this one: Drivers of expensive cars are the worst. A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road — with the likelihood they’ll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth. Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas speculated that the expensive car owners “felt a sense of superiority over other road users” and were less able to emp...
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