Healthcare lawyer: '' Running a company is similar to running a marathon''.

[not able to retrieve full-text content] Ayesha Mehdi, principal attorney at Frontier Health Law, talks about some of individuals who have actually motivated her, discusses why Nevada is the ideal place for her to practice, and shares a quote from Abraham Lincoln that summarize her approach representing customers.

Male who strolled near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|3:23 p.m.

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Yellowstone National Park officials state they’ve ticketed a male captured on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser.

The male’s actions stunned numerous individuals in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park’s most famous destination. Some questioned if he prepared to jump into the steaming hole known for emerging boiling-hot water every hour or two.

At one point, the male lay on the ground near the geyser.

Ashley Lemanski of Harbor Beach, Michigan, shot the video Friday. She states rangers consistently yelled at the man to obtain to safety. She says they overtook him after he ultimately walked back onto nearby boardwalks and courses.

Yellowstone spokesman Neal Herbert stated Monday that rangers cited the unidentified male with walking off the boardwalks in a thermal area.

Long held as earliest in U.S., New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|3:25 p.m.

LACEY TOWN, N.J.– A nuclear reactor long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to take on newer, more affordable gas-fired power plants.

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Getting Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down without occurrence for the last time after almost a half-century of operation.

The aging plant was viewed as a victim of its age and the changing economics of power generation, where today it is less expensive in many locations to produce power by burning inexpensive natural gas instead of running nuclear power.

Oyster Creek and the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station near Oswego, New york city both entered into operation in December 1969. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission had actually long noted both centers as going on the internet Dec. 1, 1969– a date the agency acknowledged on Monday is inaccurate.

9 Mile Point says it entered into commercial operation on Dec. 14, 1969; Oyster Creek says it did so on Dec. 23, 1969. But Oyster Creek’s license was granted on April 10, 1969, the business said, about four months prior to one was offered to Nine Mile Point, according to a 1970 file from the United States Atomic Energy Commission, a precursor firm to the NRC.

Both plants, which are now owned by Exelon, say they have for decades considered Oyster Creek to be the older of the 2, an assessment extensively shared in the nuclear market.

“It’s a somber day,” stated Tim Moore, the plant’s vice president. “We viewed mentally as our reactor closed down for the very last time.”

There are now 98 staying nuclear power plants in the United States, stated NRC spokesperson Neil Sheehan.

The plant in Lacey Town near the Jersey coast has handled corrosion and leaks during its time in service, but its owner, Chicago-based Exelon Corp., states the plant has actually always been safe.

In 2010, Exelon reached a contract with the administration of previous New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, under which the plant would close down within 10 years in return for not being needed to construct costly cooling towers to satisfy upgraded ecological requirements.

New Jersey authorities are currently planning on changing a few of the lost generating capacity from Oyster Creek with offshore wind energy jobs. The state Board of Public Utilities agreed Monday to look for applications from companies interested in building such projects off the New Jersey coast.

The preliminary round of tasks would amount to 1,100 megawatts, almost twice the quantity created by Oyster Creek, which powered about 600,000 houses. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy wants to have at least 3,500 megawatts of wind energy off the state’s coast by 2030.

In spite of the reality that nuclear power produces essentially no planet-warming greenhouse gases, many environmentalists had long looked for the shutdown of Oyster Creek for many years, mentioning deterioration that alarmingly thinned its reactor vessel, and the leak of radioactive tritium into groundwater on the plant website.

Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, called Oyster Creek “a catastrophe waiting to take place. By closing early, it will help protect both the environment and public security. We’ve been combating this plant for more than 15 years and this closure is long past due.”

But the plant also has actually been the mainstay of the regional economy in Lacey Municipality, a small town in the Pinelands near Barnegat Bay where fishing and entertainment draw homeowners. The power plant is by far the town’s biggest company and source of real estate tax; the area’s coat of arms has a nuclear isotope in it.

Nick Juliano, the town’s Republican mayor, is worried about the effect of the plant’s shutdown on the local economy and real estate tax base. But he is heartened that 300 of the 400 workers currently utilized at the plant will stay there as fuel rods are gotten rid of and put into secure storage.

“We’re going to miss out on that plant,” he stated. “I wish they ‘d stay. The influence on the homes, the realty, there’s a lot of things we’re handling.”

Jupiter, Florida-based Holtec International plans to buy Oyster Creek next year and accelerate the decommissioning of the plant if needed approvals are granted.

The Interview: Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez started operating in UNLV’s financial aid & & scholarships office in 2014, and recently transferred to the Division of Philanthropy & & Alumni Engagement as the manager of stewardship programs. She has a knack for the ins and outs of information management, however her love for UNLV is all about assisting students.

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, then transferred to Scottsdale, Arizona, as a kid. We moved to San Diego when I was 12, so I actually consider myself a California lady. I’ve remained in Las Vegas since 2003, but try to get to the San Diego beaches as often as I can. My favorite spot is snorkeling at La Jolla Cove; it has been great to return there and experience that with my kids.

Favorite aspect of operating at UNLV?

I really love helping our students! I began operating in financial assistance because I take pleasure in helping students attain their imagine obtaining a higher education. Financial assistance can be complicated and overwhelming, so it was constantly so rewarding to break it down, describe the process, and set a student’s heart at ease.

Now, I am so thrilled to be operating at the UNLV Structure due to the fact that I have the ability to be part of the group working with donors to make student scholarships possible. Scholarships make such an effect in the lives of our students and give them numerous opportunities at UNLV. I love sharing the remarkable stories of appreciation from trainees taking advantage of the scholarships they got

Finest recommendations you ever got.

Leaving my previous employer to work for UNLV! I truly had to take a leap of faith and seek a great deal of advice and input when I initially decided I wished to work here. I had to take an action backwards and a bit of a pay cut, however it was absolutely the best decision ever. It was in fact challenging to get my foot in the door. I had actually talked to for a financial assistance position a year prior to being hired. I did not get the position, and I remember emailing the director of financial aid and scholarships asking, “Exactly what do I need to do to obtain employed?” I was so stunned to get a response. He actually motivated me to work hard, get a lot of experience wherever you can, and not to give up. A year later on, I was so grateful the door to work here was opened.


I truly take pleasure in arts, crafts, and specifically cake decorating. It is an ability I gained from my ex-mother-in-law, and it is a fantastic imaginative release. I’ve had the ability to do a few wedding cakes, infant shower/bridal shower cakes, and some truly cool cakes for my kids’ birthdays.


Definitely! My moms and dads. My father instilled a love for others and a strong work principles. My mother instilled a mild and simple spirit that constantly compromised everything for her family and others. They are a fantastic example and I aim everyday to be more like them.

Something you can’t work without?

I have a lot of little quirky products and toys and puzzles around my office that aid me concentrate. I work on a great deal of reports and I fix a great deal of issues, so I have this collection of toys that I can click, twist, throw, and shape that can help me when I need a brand-new viewpoint.

Favorite collectible?

I am the mother of three teenage kids. As soon as upon a time my ex and I owned a couple of comic book shops in the valley and we are a little a pop culture geek household. I started collecting pop mini figures. My favorite is my Mom of Dragons from Game of Thrones. It is significant to me due to the fact that Daenerys Targaryen represents a fierce, strong, and confident woman who is likewise the “Mom of Dragons.” I can relate to this, being the mom of three wild, crazy, and remarkable boys.

A time you have actually been bold

I think anyone that has teenagers is living a daring life! I think it was pretty bold to take all three kids to the Grand Canyon last spring. It was frightening to have all three of them checking out really near to the edge, practicing their “Karate Kid” moves. My heart nearly stopped, however they had the time of their lives. I’m just happy we all made it through that adventurous weekend!

The freshly engaged Whitney Cummings readies for the Comedy Cellar


Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|2 a.m.

Everything is different now for Whitney Cummings. The comic has always used being single, dating and the misadventures of her romantic life as fodder for her standup act and writing. But earlier this month she got engaged. Now what?

“I got a little nervous. Should I give up funny now?” she says. “But then not even Two Days later on I already had a lot of ideas for new jokes, I believed, this is terrific for stand-up. I need to have done this earlier.”

You probably won’t catch many engagement jokes if you see Cummings make her debut at the Funny Cellar Las Vegas this week because she likes to home in on her writing prior to she tests brand-new funny ideas on a live audience. But they’re coming. The genuine concern: Is her fiancĂ© ready?

“I believe he knows what he signed up for,” she states. “The craziest thing is he’s never seen me do stand-up live prior to. I figured I ‘d get the ring initially and after that let him come. He saw my last HBO special however never live. I have a few jokes about him and yeah, he’s going to feel it. But individuals who understand me know I don’t conceal anything and I’m certainly not going to stop just because I’m getting married.”

Cummings is touring now in preparation for a brand-new TELEVISION special, her very first for Netflix, which is scheduled for filming in November. The Funny Cellar programs are significant since she values the diverse audience a performer can discover just in Las Vegas, and because the original Comedy Cellar in New York is her favorite club.

“When they said they were opening in Vegas I believed, what a cool thing to do. I generally dip into the Venetian or at bigger venues so I’m actually thrilled to really see individuals in the audience,” she states. “And since I’m dealing with the unique and changing the order of things every night, individuals will get to see an operate in progress and a smaller area is better for that. Plus I get to see everybody’s puke on their shirts and how unpleasant everyone will be having lost a bunch of cash. There’s absolutely nothing better than a closeup on somebody who simply lost their life savings.”

She’s kidding. However she’s major about the material, which doesn’t involve any political jokes or Trump talk.

“I’m proud to say this is an hour with definitely no politics in it. No one is going to get set off so you can feel safe concerning this show,” Cumming says. “It’s so hard to escape today, so I inform individuals if nothing else, you’ll get a rest from that for a while. Especially when you remain in Las Vegas, you don’t wish to need to consider the apocalypse. It’s a safe location where you can LOL and get intoxicated.”

Whitney Cummings will carry out at 7 and 9 p.m. September 17 and 18 at the Comedy Cellar at the Rio (3700 W. Flamingo Road, 702-777-2782) and more info can be discovered at

PAC Welcomes Cirque Mechanics: '' 42FT-A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels' ' Sept. 22

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is pleased to welcome Cirque Mechanics in its new program that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the circus– ’42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels’– at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The Omaha World-Herald calls Cirque Mechanics “unforgettably wonderful.”

At the center of every circus we discover a 4-foot ring filled with delights, laughs, and enjoyment. In ’42ft– A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,’ the business attempts us to jump into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art kind.

The program’s distinct mechanical interpretation of the standard and its story filled with the truth and lore of the historical one-ring circus, create a welcoming location, similar to a big top, where we can be impressed. The action in 42ft is displayed with stagecraft and a contemporary perceptiveness, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating camping tent frame for strongmen, acrobats, and aerialists.


Tickets to ’42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels’ are $50, $40, $30, $20, and can be acquired through the Carrying out Arts Center box officeor by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Student rush tickets are $10 each (not inclusive of the facilities cost) and readily available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with legitimate trainee ID. UNLV faculty and staff discount rates also are readily available.

A $1.50 centers cost, in addition to the ticket rate, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

About the PAC

The UNLV Carrying Out Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s very first house for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 43rd season this year. It hosts a variety of performances and events and is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC also is pleased to host different Clark County School District arts festivals and concerts.