Developing Future Philanthropists

Dawn LaBonte and Emerlinda Castillejo get up every morning thrilled to serve. LaBonte, senior vice president for neighborhood relations and senior supervisor, and Castillejo, vice president/ neighborhood relations consultant, have been sharing their dedication and passion around social work as part of the Wells Fargo Social Responsibility Group for more than Twenty Years.

Part of their functions, says LaBonte, is “to assist students, staff member, and volunteers discover their inner benefactor.”

“We help people connect with compassion and supply them opportunities to see the world through another lens,” she states.

“Once that lens expands, each people sees our place in humanity in a different way and with a deeper empathy. It allows us to more fully serve our clients, our nonprofits, our neighborhoods, and ideally, the world.”

“And if we’re doing our jobs right, we’re assisting to develop the next generation of benefactors,” includes Castillejo.

At UNLV, this vision is being understood through the Wells Fargo First Generation Scholarship program, began nearly 20 years ago to promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income trainees and families. The scholarship needs that receivers perform 40 hours of social work each term.

“Everybody must do it,” Wells Fargo Scholar Nicole Trujillo shows.

“Offering at 3 Square and the Shade Tree ladies’s shelter made me realize that my needs are really different from other individuals’s requirements. It provides me a much different point of view.”

Trujillo was born in Las Vegas and raised by a mommy who operates in housekeeping at a Strip resort. After graduating with AP honors from East Profession Technical Academy, she registered at UNLV unsure of where her educational journey would lead, but with a conviction that she wished to help individuals.

She thought that indicated a career in social services, but getting a job as an usher at Caesars Colosseum showed to be a surprise.

“I realized that assisting others is central to hospitality,” she says. “I never would have recognized that had it not been for UNLV.” She is now a junior in the Harrah College of Hospitality. “Individuals spend their hard-earned money to come to Las Vegas. I feel that my job is to help surpass their expectations. I wish to give back to the neighborhood.”

“Because of the Wells Fargo Scholarship, I can see graduation in my future. I’ll have a degree from one of the very best hospitality programs in the nation. It is so rewarding for me, and a huge offer for my household.”

Find out more about UNLV Foundation giving programs.

French, Polish leaders satisfy to repair strained ties

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017|5:45 a.m.

PARIS– French president Emmanuel Macron is hosting Poland’s prime minister for talks varying from Europe’s security to workers published by their company in another country, a controversial concern in between the two European Union countries.

Bilateral ties are tense after Poland canceled a major offer to purchase French-made helicopters and after Macron slammed the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and bypassed Poland throughout a visit to the region in the summertime.

Macron offered Szydlo a warm welcome at the Elysee Palace on Thursday. Their talks are to include terms for employees from Eastern Europe working in richer EU countries; defense cooperation and armaments; the future of the EU after Britain leaves the 28-member bloc; and Poland’s issues over Russia’s plans for a 2nd gas pipeline on the Baltic Sea bed.

Javier’s at Aria is worthy of extended exploration

There’s such a thing as a Strip sleeper. That’s when an amazing experience gets lost amongst all the sound and lights and fun on Las Vegas Boulevard. There’s a specifically considerable choice of sleeper restaurants on the Strip, since every casino resort has an excellent dining lineup and you may not be familiar with all the offerings.

Aria is known for its extraordinary restaurant collection, however the genuine Mexican cuisine provided by Newport Beach transplant Javier’s is typically left out of the discussion. It should not be. The dark, artful and welcoming environment and bustling center bar at this easy-access area has actually been a hit for those in the know given that Javier’s filled in a steakhouse space in 2012. The fresh, addicting ceviches and hearty queso fundido top the list of favorite treats to pair with a crisp margarita at that captivating bar, but be cautioned that those who stop by for light bites and consumes regularly end up grabbing a booth or table and making a night of the Javier’s experience.

When that takes place to you, think about the creamy beef shortrib braised in chile negro sauce; the lightly battered chiles rellenos packed with ground beef, potato, serrano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese; or the Cabo Azul combo– a Maine lobster enchilada in a velvety pasilla sauce, a grilled relleno filled with cheese, shrimp and fresh Dungeness crab, and an Ensenada-style shrimp taco on a flour tortilla. Unintentional or designated, that’s a banquet you won’t soon forget. Javier’s at Aria, 866-590-3637; everyday 11:30 a.m.-midnight.

Rebel Acts of Generosity

Matthew Frazier remembers being bullied at different times in his life. “For instance, I matured in a little community in Utah, where most everybody was white, and I am Native American. I was bullied because I was the only brown kid. There wasn’t a lot of variety,” he states.

“Nowadays the divisiveness in our country is increased, and it trickles down to our kids. And social media is another place kids can be bullied– there have actually been suicides by kids who might not take the bullying.”

Frazier, a longtime UNLV supporter, took it upon himself to use the social wellness objectives of the Kish Foundation to develop an anti-bullying program that connects UNLV professional athletes to kids at impoverished schools. Frazier, who is a trustee of the Kish Structure, moneyed UNLV’s Rebel Acts of Kindness program in 2015.

“We had already been bringing kids to Rebel video games, however I wished to get the professional athletes into their schools. I wanted this to be an experience for the college professional athletes, too, to develop mentoring relationships.”

So the student-athletes first went to Sewell Elementary for a pep rally where they brought UNLV band members, Hey Reb!, and the Rebel cheerleaders, and then– after a positive program– they shared their stories of bullying.

“We just offered the student-athletes the flooring, and they told the kids about times they ‘d been bullied, and how it’s not cool to bully. It makes a huge distinction,” Frazier states. From there, kids were encouraged to do “acts of generosity” throughout the month. At the end of the program, a child from every grade who had actually finished the most acts of compassion got tickets for their families to participate in a Rebel football video game, and the kids went on field to be recognized at halftime.

“It’s also a method to get households involved with UNLV who may not otherwise be thinking about college,” Frazier says. “It’s really a win-win. We’re constructing healthy relationships, which’s exactly what it is all about.”

Rebels gain from the program as much as local kids.

Volley ball star and civil engineering significant Sadie Stutzman stands 6-foot-2 and is a four-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team member. She knows exactly what it feels like to excel. However, she informed the group of grade school trainees, she likewise knows exactly what it’s like to be bullied.

“We were sharing stories of being bullied with the kids, and I informed them that often I was my own bully,” she says. “If I screwed up in a video game, I would get so down on myself and say mean things to myself. Then I recognized, that’s not okay. This is supposed to be enjoyable– it’s a video game– and I shouldn’t bully myself or anyone else.”

The kids, she says, embraced her message.

“We brought happiness to the school. We sang the UNLV fight song, we provided boodle bags with water bottles, and we spoke about being favorable. We stated, ‘Do you like bullying?’ and they all stated together, ‘NO!’

“It was generosity in action,” Stutzman states.

“We know that it’s going to be good for the kids, but it’s honestly great for us, too.” she states. “You feed off of each other’s favorable energy.”

Find out more about UNLV Structure offering programs.

Las Vegas animal shelters use totally free animal adoptions during vacation weekend

Animal shelters said they're offering free pet adoptions over the holiday weekend. Animal shelters stated they're using complimentary animal adoptions over the holiday weekend.

Animal shelters stated they’re providing totally free pet adoptions over the holiday weekend. LAS VEGAS (FOX5)- Three animal shelters are offering complimentary animal adoptions from Friday,

Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26, inning accordance with Zappos. Zappos.com stated it is sponsoring the complimentary adoptions of canines, cats, puppies and kittens, for authorized adopters at Nevada SPCA, A House 4 Spot and The Animal Foundation for the “Home for the Pawlidayz” event.

Zappos for Good has actually sponsored over 18,000 pet adoptions to this day and aims to reach the 25,000 mark with this year’s ‘House for the Pawlidayz’ project, the business stated.

See where when the complimentary adoptions are used below. Nevada SPCA 4800 W. Dewey Drive Las

Vegas, NV 89118 Contact: Sonja Wiker:( 702

) 271-7299 Hours: Fri/Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 10-1 pm A Home 4 Area 1200 S. 8th St Las Vegas,

NV 89146 Contact: Diana England (702 )239-7986 Hours: Fri/Sat 10-2 p.m. The Animal Foundation 655 N. Mojave Rd Las Vegas, NV

, 89101 Contact: Christopher Pietrafeso( 702 )

381-2770 Fri/Sat/Sun 11-6

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Trump provides his report card, passes with flying colors

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Manuel Balce Ceneta/ AP President Donald Trump, in a tweet early Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, 2017, from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, is informing Americans that, “your Nation is beginning to do really well.” Jobs are “coming back, greatest Stock exchange EVER, Military getting actually strong, we will construct the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, least expensive unemployment in 17 years …!”

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017|5:45 a.m.

PALM BEACH, Fla.– President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Take a look at all I have actually done.

Trump is telling followers in an early-morning vacation tweet that, “your Nation is starting to do really well.”

He states: Jobs are “returning, greatest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. looking after our Veterinarians, excellent Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, least expensive unemployment in 17 years …!”

Trump is celebrating the vacation from his personal club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

He’s scheduled to thank members of the military by means of video conference later on Thursday early morning.

25 needs to have a look at the Double Down’s 25th-anniversary celebration

1. Thee Swank Bastards. The regional surf-rockin’, prank-pullin’ stalwarts get the party began Wednesday night with Basstravaganza: 25 tunes, 25 different bass players.

2. The history. Seriously, can you believe the Double Down Saloon has been around for 25 years? That everyone from Tim Burton to Dr. Timothy Leary has warmed these barstools? Or that this “clubhouse for the fringe” generated a sister bar in New York City? It’s a goddamn miracle, that’s what. Rub on it and make a wish.

3. The environment. Breathe it in deep. Later on, utilize a great deal of Febreze to obtain it off your jacket, belt and shoes.

4. DJ Rex Dart. Throughout the years, he’s rocked rooms throughout town with diverse sets that fuse blues, funk and rock ‘n’ roll. If you’ve never witnessed among his multigenre sets, now’s the time to check him out– he’s basically spinning all weekend long.

5. The parking lot. Lots going on out there this weekend: live music, an outdoor bar as well as a cubicle staffed by the bar’s friendly green next-door neighbor, the Grove dispensary.

6. The murals. The Double Down has actually been acquiring cool murals because the mid-1990s– distinctive works by Mark T. Zeilman, Magda Szeitz, Elizabeth Blau and others. They’re aging perfectly.

7. The male. If you can spot Double Down/Frankie’s Tiki Room owner P Moss in the crowd, shake his hand, buy him a drink and have him sign something: a flier, possibly, or your face.

8. Vomit insurance coverage. Your $20 remedy to the Double Down’s first guideline: “You barf, you clean up.”

9. Toss Rag. Captain Sean Doe, the founder/singer of this rockabilly/roots/punk band, sails the Salton Sea, California, quartet into port Saturday night to rip through hits like “She Do Not Want To (She Do Not Care)” and “Rule Maker.”

10. The anniversary poster. This ready-for-framing work of art– by AIGA acclaimed graphic artist Art Chantry– is a steal at $25.

11. Jenn O. Cide. The imposing appeal and unrepentant sideshow freak hosts the festivities. Anticipate to see her consuming a reasonable quantity of glass, or stapling random things to her head.

12. The swimming pool tables. Try not to think about what’s touched that felt throughout the years.

13. The jukebox. It’s still among the best-curated in Vegas– a “standard, gorgeous collection of punk, rockabilly and weird-ass sh * t,” as Moss calls it.

14. Fukuburger’s truck. Those tasty burgers pair nicely with the house’s bacon martini.

15. Dwarves. The Chicago-bred, San Francisco-based quintet has been servin’ up its diverse, rowdy garage-punk with controversial lyrics for three years. And with performances that often consist of nudity, physical aggressiveness and snobby stage small talk, Dwarves will feel right in your home at the Double Down on Saturday night.

16. The restrooms. Look for some salacious gossip about you scratched on the walls. If you can’t discover any, include some.

17. Franks & & Deans. Vegas’s upstanding “rock ‘n’ roll Rat Pack” plays indoors Saturday night from 1 a.m. till dawn.

18. Dirk Vermin & & The Hostile Talent. It’s tough to think of the Double Down celebrating a birthday without Uncle Dirk in attendance. He and atrioventricular bundle of untelegenic criminals appear Saturday.

19. The televisions. Still playing a mix of indescribably weird scenes. Serves you right if you take a look at them.

20. Goldtop Bob. Thanks to an enduring residency, the charismatic blues guitar player calls “The Happiest Put On Earth” his second home. He plays Sunday night.

21. Überschall. Featuring ex- and present members of the Blue Male Group, Überschall includes 3 drummers, a bassist and two guitarists. It’s as ridiculous and fun as it sounds. See on your own on Sunday.

22. Modern Alcoholic Publication. The Double Down’s the only place in Vegas where you can find this omnibus for fall-down drunks.

23. The addictive lunacy of the place. It’s genuine.

24. The Dickies. The campy SoCal pop-punk pioneers are no complete strangers to Vegas; they have actually rocked phases huge and little, from Punk Rock Bowling to the Gold Spike swimming pool celebration. Sing along to the melodic “Give It Back” or the band’s vigorous take on Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” in our city’s cherished dive.

25. Ass Juice. The Double Down’s signature shot, “served ass cold.” Pound down a few shots in event of a quarter-freaking century of “100% pure, not from concentrate.”

Double Down Saloon’s 25th Anniversary November 22-26, times differ, totally free. 702-791-5775.

UNLV Jazz Presents Fall Jazz Celebration Nov. 27-29

The acclaimed UNLV Jazz Ensembles perform as part of the UNLV Jazz Festival Nov. 27-29 in the Black Box Theatre, including unique guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 27 – UNLV’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer, & & Jazz Singing Ensemble, directed by Janet Tyler, carry out.

Nov. 28 – UNLV’s Jazz Ensemble I, performed by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, and Jazz Ensemble II, carried out by Adam Schroeder, perform with visitor jazz saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 29 – The UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Julian Tanaka, allure Guitar Ensemble, directed by Jake Langley, and allure Ensemble III, performed by Michael Spicer, carry out.

Tickets are $10 for basic admission. Discounts are available. Tickets are offered through the Carrying out Arts Center box office at pac.unlv.edu or 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Bob Sheppard
Throughout an extraordinarily diverse career that has actually made him a first-call musician in the realms of jazz, pop, and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind expert Sheppard constantly has let his array of saxophones, flutes, and clarinets do the talking. Super star names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for many years, but such praise is just a by-product of Sheppard ´ s years of steady work and dedication to his craft. Over the years, he has visited with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his varied skills to more current efficiencies with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Queen Latifah and most notably with the famous Joni Mitchell on her four-disc set and her 2007 Grammy-winning, Shine.

Authorities: We know who killed Moinee Wade and require your assistance to put them away

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On Oct. 26, 2016, the body of Moinee Wade was discovered in West Las Vegas on Quartz Lane. She was shot and delegated pass away on a pathway. Moinee was a sister, mother and good friend. Moinee’s three-year-old child Trent, said he doesn’t understand what took place to his mommy, he feels in one’s bones she’s no longer here.

“Mommy is in heaven,” Trent stated pointing at a picture of his mama.

Moinee Wade was 28, and just about to graduate college with a criminal justice degree prior to her death. Moinee coped with her mom Mary Turner. Turner said the last time she saw her child, Moinee was getting into the vehicle with her sweetheart, Jevon Hudson.

“I said, ‘See you later, having fun’, and that was the last time I saw her,” Turner stated.

A few hours after Moinee left house, she was eliminated. When Moinee was discovered, she was wearing the very same black body fit, boots and coat that she used when she left. Police said whoever killed her shot her first in the stomach, then towered above her and shot her in the head.

Cops stated they started their examination by backtracking Moinee’s actions that night, that included her hanging out with Jevon Hudson.

” [Jevon’s] story was he and Moinee had gone to a strip club, and she got mad at him for talking to a man. So they left and he brought up to a red light and she leaves the cars and truck, and that’s the last he saw of her,” Barry Jensen stated. Jensen was the first investigator on the case, but has actually since retired. He said this case has stuck to him, and he wanted to talk about the investigation.

Jensen said cops might not verify Hudson’s story since his phone was turned off for about 12 hours after the murder.

In talking with Hudson, authorities discovered that he was wed, and there were reports that Moinee might have been pregnant.

“Yes, we did hear those reports, however it was determined that she was not,” investigator Lora Cody stated. “However it’s simply an odd thing for a lady to be shot in the stomach initially.”

Moinee’s household said Moinee and Hudson were together for about 2 years, and they are determined that she did not know he was wed. 3 months before her murder in July, Moinee spent for a trip to Hawaii for her and Jevon. While on that trip, Moinee began to get threatening text, and telephone call from Jevon Hudson’s spouse, Dori. Her household stated that is how she learnt Hudson was married. Moinee canceled the remainder of the journey and ended things with Hudson. The family said no one understands why on the night of Oct. 25, she got in his automobile.

“It was something,” Mary Turner said. “I have no idea what, however it was something that made her go.”

Police said Hudson was the last person to see Moinee alive, and Hudson’s cars and truck likewise matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the scene.

“A number of individuals reported seeing a gray or silver cars and truck making a U-turn in the area of Quartz lane after the shots were fired. That’s extremely curious to us.” Detective Cody said.

Cops said they were likewise curious about Hudson’s job as a garbage male for Republic Providers.

“I believe as a garbage guy, you own around and see neighborhoods, and there are certain communities where you may believe ‘If I had to do something, this would be a great area to remember,'” Jensen stated. “And I believe Jevon bore in mind that area.”

When Moinee was found, her handbag and phone were missing out on, and more than a year later, they have not been discovered.

“Among his coworkers told us Jevon was seen discarding a phone in the back of a trash truck,” Cody stated.

Hudson was brought in for questioning, and he was asked to take a lie detector test.

“The polygrapher said ‘If you didn’t do this, you need to take the test.’ And Jevon said, ‘Exactly what if I did it?’ Then he chose not to take the test,” Jensen said.

Hudson was jailed and charged for Moinee’s murder, but a few days later the charges were visited the district lawyer’s office.

“This is one of those cases I think about daily. It’s unsolved however we know who did it. That’s the frustrating part,” Jensen stated.

While discouraging, private investigators stated this cold case is getting new life. Private investigators are currently retesting bullets from the murder and comparing them to evidence drawn from Hudson’s home. They also have brand-new surveillance video from the night of the murder. Detectives said they are also considering a new person of interest who might know about the murder.

“Thirty minutes prior to the murder, and immediately after Jevon Hudson was in contact with an individual. That individual is here in Las Vegas,” Cody said.

Investigators stated the gun utilized was a 9mm pistol, and cops have a theory on why they have not discovered it.

“Jevon’s other half has an uncommon habit of having her firearms go missing out on, which she likes to report as stolen. She has had 9-millimeter hand weapons which are lost or to this day unaccounted for,” Cody stated.

A few of the guns that disappeared have actually wound up at criminal activity scenes.

“In 2011, I worked a murder, and while we were serving a search warrant, we discovered a gun that was signed up to her,” Jensen stated.

Police likewise said the day after the shooting, Hudson and his partner went to a gun range and shot every single weapon they owned, which private investigators stated looks like they were aiming to ruin proof. Video from the weapon range was simply released.

Despite the proof, cops still require help from the general public. They said they understand Jevon Hudson informed individuals about the murder, and they need those individuals to come forward.

“Criminal offense stoppers is a great program, but we cannot use that in court,” Jensen said of the ideas they’ve received.

Jensen stated he wants to close this case at last.

“Everyone discuss ‘Vegas Strong,’ and ‘All Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter. All lives matter. And Moinee Wade’s life matters,” he said while choking up.

For Moinee Wade’s family, they said they hope when it comes time to tell Trent what took place to his mom, they hope they can tell him the person who did this can never hurt their household again.

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