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Putting the ball through the uprights was the simple part. Evan Pantels had actually done that 211 times in three years as a placekicker for the Rebels, including four point-after-touchdown kicks in his career-capping historic 34-29 win over UNR in November.

Preparation for life after football, however, wasn’t as clearly specified as booting the ball in between that 18.5-foot-wide area 10 feet in the air.

“There wasn’t a strategy,” Pantels stated. “I didn’t understand if I was going to wind up returning house to Georgia or staying out here. I had no preference or anything, however there was nothing at all in the works in regards to what’s your next step? What’s a connection you’re going to utilize to get a task?”

That changed when Pantels remembered a see from Mallory Poole at the football team’s fall training school, where she used assistance for student-athletes aiming to polish their resume or speak with abilities.

Poole, the director of student-athlete management and career development, heads up the Rebels Go Pro program, a year-old effort that helps athletes transition from their college professions to their professional careers.

Pantels, a little insecure about tackling this action, tried to make an appointment to go with a friend from the group. When Poole told him she just works one-on-one with trainees, he was even more cautious. That quickly evaporated.

“She was just a remarkable assistance– resumes, and doing mock interviews, and making you feel totally comfortable going into a scenario that’s not always comfy for people,” he stated. “Now I’m telling everybody to go and see her due to the fact that she is the best resource that we have actually had.”

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Internal Medicine Citizen Makes First “Above and Beyond” Award

Saving lives at work is anticipated of health center doctors, but often they are called upon to utilize their skills when they least expect it.

Dr. Yen Cao, a second-year UNLV internal medicine citizen, was on her method to work at University Medical Center the morning of Aug. 9 when she encountered what appeared to be a recent accident. A reversed automobile rested awkwardly at the side of the roadway near Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive.

Cao rushed to the automobile.

Unresponsive Client

” The chauffeur was unresponsive and had no pulse” the physician remembered. “She was still buckled in her seatbelt.” That’s when Cao, all 5 feet, four inches of her, got down on her hands and knees and, in addition to 4 other do-gooders, thoroughly eliminated the woman from the reversed vehicle.

With vehicles inching by and no sign of an ambulance yet, Cao started CPR, doing chest compressions in the street for about two minutes. Eventually a pulse returned, but quickly ended up being faint once again.

Kneeling over the woman, Cao observed her hair. “I remember she had lovely long braids– that, and she was rather tall.”

Cao assisted the ambulance crew evaluate the patient before paramedics ultimately surprised her heart back into rhythm. The patient was then steady for the flight to the healthcare facility.

As the ambulance retreated, Cao recognized she never found out the woman’s name or where they were taking her. In the days that followed, she questioned the woman’s healing.

Possibility Satisfying

Precisely one week later at UMC, a tall female on crutches strolled into the exact same elevator as Cao. The doctor could not help but discover her gorgeous braids. “Could that be her?” she questioned. Invariably courteous, Cao decided not to say anything, however later that day went looking for the lady and discovered her.

” She began sobbing and we hugged,” Cao said. “It was a terrific minute. She said she ‘d been looking for me, questioning who had been nice enough to stop.” They sat and talked for a while, holding hands the entire time. “She was really thankful, so grateful, and I was delighted there appeared to be no irreversible damage.”

It ends up that the lady was being discharged later that day. She told Cao that she had actually blacked out while driving. If Cao had not stopped and initiated CPR, there’s a chance the lady might have suffered mental retardation or died.

” It’s an excellent feeling to know I helped someone, however I was not the only person who assisted that day,” stated Cao. Her heroic actions may have gone unacknowledged if it weren’t for fellow resident Dr. Caleb Murphy reaching out to internal medication residency director Dr. Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, who signaled the UNLV School of Medication’s communications department.

Cao and the client were arranged to be spoken with by a regional TELEVISION station up until the client decided she did not want to appear on electronic camera. That’s when Dr. Buddhadeb Dawn, chair of internal medication, recommended recognizing Cao in some other method.

New Award Created

That triggered the School of Medication to develop the Above and Beyond Award, which will exist to any school of medicine or UNLV Medicine worker for acts of courage or generous service.

In October, establishing Dean Barbara Atkinson and Dr. Dawn provided the award and a $100 check to Cao in front of several dozen internal medication doctors.

“Dr. Cao’s bravery and her determination to go out of her way to help a person in distress is a best example of what we desire from our medical professionals,” Atkinson said. “I enjoy to present Dr. Yen Cao with the extremely first Above and Beyond Award.”

“It was a visceral choice” Cao told her colleagues who demanded a speech. “It was something I believe any among us would do if placed in a similar circumstance. I wish to assist people. That’s why I ended up being a doctor.”

Hesitant opposition to Trump might be best hope

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“The cash male dealing himself a hot royal flush. Then offering you and me a bogus hand like a set of 10s or something.”– “Waiting for Lefty,” Clifford Odets, 1935

With his gravelly voice and his absence of senatorial shine– even in a well-pressed suit he somehow radiates rumpledness– Sherrod Brown might have roamed into the Senate from Depression-era proletarian literature. The Ohio Democrat’s populist personality is undiminished by his Yale degree. But, then, Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party’s governmental prospect 6 times, was Princeton Class of 1905. During the workers’ uprising, martinis will be served at 6 p.m.

. Last month, Brown, 66, became simply the fifth Ohio senator considering that the popular election of senators started in 1914 to accomplish a 3rd term, winning by 6 portion points in a state Donald Trump carried by 8 points, a state no Republican has actually lost while winning the presidency. Brown did 20 points better than Hillary Clinton’s 2016 results in Appalachian Ohio and the industrial Mahoning Valley, and 15 points better in Lucas County, an autoworkers’ fortress. If Democrats are searching for a lefty who can win in 2020, they must take a look at Brown as seriously as he is looking at running.

The reality that he is a political lifer– chosen Ohio’s secretary of state in 1982 at 29, he then served 7 terms in Congress– appears less like a defect than a credential now that the nation is two years into its experiment with treating the presidency as an entry-level public office. In the most important vote throughout Brown’s 25 years on Capitol Hill, he voted versus the resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

Although the Democrat’s nominating electorate hates Trump, it will like the reality that Brown has actually been principled, constant and wrong about protectionism, which Trump favors because, like Brown and too many other Democrats, he believes big government can tweak flows of products, service and capital. Brown’s muscular progressivism, discussed in merciless detail in a 45-page manifesto (“Working Too Hard for Too Little: A Prepare For Bring Back the Worth of Operate In America”), should alarm conservatives wary of interventionist government and therefore must thrill progressives with fresh factors to expand the administrative state. He is currently intellectually limbered up to complete in the policy-sweepstakes part of the scramble for his party’s election.

In 1996, then-Rep. Brown voted versus the Defense of Marital Relationship Act that, till the Supreme Court ruled otherwise in 2013, rejected same-sex couples all benefits and acknowledgment given to opposite-sex couples. In 2004, Ohioans voted 62 percent to 38 percent to ban not just gay marriages but likewise civil unions, and to deny health benefits to single couples, gay or not, at public colleges. The next Sunday, as Brown’s wife, Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealership composed, their pastor asked everyone in the congregation impacted by the vote to stand. The pastor stood, as did the choir director, the male leading the drive for Christmas provides for poor kids, and about 50 others. Brown, who estimates that today the 2004 procedure would be as emphatically turned down as it was endorsed, thinks this episode highlights how changeable American attitudes can be, something he saw in the house when his daddy elected Barry Goldwater in 1964 and George McGovern eight years later.

Ohio has actually elected the winner in 45 of the 54 governmental elections since it achieved statehood in 1803, and all however two given that 1892– in 1944 when Ohio’s Gov. John Bricker was Thomas Dewey’s running mate, and in 1960, when Richard Nixon beat John Kennedy. The hoary axiom that among senators the only cure for governmental ambitions is embalming fluid does not use to Brown, who understands another axiom: Anyone who will do what is required to end up being president should not be permitted to be president.

He likes being a senator: At the end of his interview with Clinton when she was auditioning prospective running mates, he said he would like to be hers, want to campaign between Ohio and Iowa, and the day after success he want to resign as vice president-elect and go back to the Senate. He needs to choose how ardently he desires the presidency; Democrats should choose how single-minded they have to do with defeating Trump. Were Brown not a white male, he may be the likely Democratic candidate due to the fact that, to minds unclouded by the Democratic activists’ superstitious notions of identity politics, he may appear like the optimal opposition to Trump.

George Will is a columnist for The Washington Post.

The University Libraries Holiday Present Guide

From action-packed adventures in dystopian futures and honest star memoirs to gorgeous photography of western landscapes and captivating books on race relations, books can make the ideal vacation present. If you’re searching for simply the best gift or wish to escape with an excellent book over the vacations, check out these recommendations from the professors at the University Libraries.

Small Excellent Things by Jodi Picoult

Recommended by Claytee White, director of the Oral History Proving Ground: I read Little Fantastic Things for the 2nd time. It is the book that everyone ought to read if regards thinking about race relations in America. It is about culture and justice and hate and love. Jodi Picoult writes clearly about the backgrounds that produce white racists, militant blacks, whites with no understanding of race, black middle class who have actually forgotten but fast to bear in mind, whites who are set on a course of transformation so the world can work for everyone, and individuals who just wish to do the best thing. Available for checkout at Lied

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Wheeler must not be validated

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018|2 a.m.

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Last year, Andrew Wheeler said he thought man has an influence on climate modification, but “what’s not totally comprehended is what the effect is.”

In July, Wheeler was designated deputy administrator, and shortly afterwards, acting administrator, of the Epa.

Rather than take actions to do what we can to reduce the results of environment change, Wheeler supported the rollback of tidy car regulations, weakening of essential safeguards limiting methane and other damaging contaminants from the oil and gas industry, reversed uranium mining policies and supported opening parts of the Bears Ears National Monument to uranium mining.

Prior to his election as deputy administrator, Wheeler dealt with Murray Energy, a coal mining company, to eliminate ecological regulations impacting that industry.

We require an EPA administrator who acknowledges the value of the firm and will protect the health of Americans and our environment. Nevada’s senators, Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto, ought to vote against confirming Wheeler. We can and need to do much better.

Sun on the Strip Podcast: Sports and Vegas entertainment


Steve Marcus Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save during the second duration of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at T-Mobile Arena Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018|midnight

Sun on the Strip December 12, 2018 The Golden Knights and sports on the Strip, Eataly at

Park MGM, The Hair Salon at Cosmopolitan and more. On this episode of the Sun on the Strip, entertainment writer Brock

Radke welcomes Las Vegas Sun handling editor Ray Brewer to talk about all today’s Strip home entertainment news: The Vegas Golden Knights are the hottest ticket on the Strip and are changing the face of Vegas home entertainment at T-Mobile Arena. Visiting Eataly, the massive Italian market and dining location at Park MGM. Clique Hospitality is opening The Hair salon at the Cosmopolitan. Building and construction is under way for the new Smith & Wollensky steakhouse at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. The Flamingo is now offering bunk & bed suites and spaces. Drake will carry out at XS Nightclub for the very first time during CES. Woman Gaga, Van Morrison and John Fogerty have added brand-new show dates for 2019.

UNLV to Commemorate Winter Season 2018 Start Dec. 18


UNLV will invite the newest members to the Class of 2018 at its Winter season Commencement.


Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.


Thomas & & Mack Center at UNLV


More than 2,000 undergraduate and college students are eligible to participate in this winter season’s commencement, up slightly from in 2015.

Individuals vary in age from 20 to 72, and hail from 33 states, the District of Columbia, and 49 foreign nations. Roughly 85 percent of graduates are Nevada citizens and majority– 63 percent– are from ethnically varied backgrounds. Considering that 1964, UNLV has awarded nearly 136,000 degrees.

UNLV acting president Marta Meana will award an honorary doctorate to Ruby Duncan and highlight four finishing students for their impressive academic and neighborhood accomplishments.


See the commencement through the occasion live stream and join in on social networks with #UNLVGrad. For complete event information, go to the start website.


Media wanting access to the Thomas & & Mack floor must obtain event-specific credentials prior to start by calling the Office of Media Relations at (702) 895-3102 or emailing [email protected]!.?.!

Fox News is just a cheerleader

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018|2 a.m.

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Isn’t it ironic that acting in a reasonable and well balanced manner, your newspaper would print the Dec. 5 letter “Lay off of Fox News,” in which the author criticized your Nov. 30 editorial, mentioned that Fox News offers peace of mind and sound protection relating to the Trump administration, and that NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN offer only slanted news on President Donald Trump.

Peace of mind is specified as working out sound judgment and common sense, and cogency is specified as believable. Is it sound judgment, common sense and cogency for Fox to report favorably on Trump when he ignored the CIA’s report that the Saudi crown prince was responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?

Not in the eyes of Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who stated the crown prince would be convicted by a jury within 30 minutes of deliberation, or Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said the CIA report plainly developed the prince’s use of a “cigarette smoking saw.”