Report: Ex-Nevada medical chief gave up in the middle of bullying complaint

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017|3:50 p.m.

RENO– A letter from Nevada’s former top doctor says he resigned in October because he was bullied by his supervisor, not since he had been tasked with establishing a lethal injection procedure for the very first execution in the state in 11 years.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports it got the letter and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is investigating Dr. John DiMuro’s accusations that his department administrator produced a hostile workplace.

DiMuro’s lawyer in the event, David Houston, remained in court Wednesday and not available for remark.

A state Health and Human Solutions spokesperson didn’t immediately react to messages

DiMuro’s resignation as state chief medical officer came about two weeks prior to the scheduled execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier was put on hold pending state Supreme Court review of a never-before-used three-drug cocktail that DiMuro established.

Dollar Stores Remain Retail Success Story, Continue to Defy Online Disturbance

Technique of Broadening into Untapped, Low-Density Locations Reduces Online Threat, Drives Sales Growth and Supports Store Growth

As the benefit of online shopping continues to move its growth at the expenditure of some brick-and-mortar retail areas, one corner of the standard retail market seems to be broadening along simply great: dollar stores.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG)and Dollar Tree Inc.(NYSE: DLTR) continue presenting hundreds of new stores each quarter– and both announced plans to continue to do so next year.

“With our strong shops growth we expect that 75% of the U.S. population will be within five miles of a Dollar General by the end of financial 2017,” Todd Vasos, CEO of Dollar General informed shareholders this past week. “Our range of formats, from 3,500 square feet to 16,000 square feet, enables Dollar General to catch growth opportunities in the locations varying from rural to metro place.”

Dollar General stated it completed 634 property jobs last quarter, including opening 470 new stores.

In 2018, Dollar General said it expects to open 900 new shops, redesign 1,000 existing store places, and relocate about 100 stores. That has to do with 2,000 tasks in overall– essentially the very same speed as the last two years, far surpassing projected shop openings by many merchants.

“With solid brand-new shop productivity, we have the chance to significantly increase our fully grown store remodel program with the objective to touch each location roughly every seven to 10 years,” Vasos stated.

Dollar General competing Dollar Tree has actually been on a similar growth course, however with less store openings. It opened a total of 169 brand-new shops, 99 Dollar Tree and 70 Family Dollars this past quarter. It relocated or broadened 23 shops, 19 Dollar Trees and 4 Family Dollars. It renovated 191 Household Dollar shops for a total of 383 tasks throughout the quarter.

“We ended our third quarter this year with a total of 565 more Dollar Tree shops than the very same time one year back,” stated Gary Philbin, president of Dollar Tree.

“We are a business that’s going to grow numerous stores each year when other merchants are possibly pulling back. I believe it’s still an excellent chance for us to provide worth and benefit in this sector, which I think is the location to be,” he stated.

Shares of Dollar Tree and Dollar General are up about +20% and +23% year over year, respectively, according to Nicholas Supple, a quantitative analyst with CoStar Portfolio Technique. Strengthening the boost in share price, both stores published quarterly outcomes revealing same-store sales growth about 2%.

“Both stores continue to depend on brick-and-mortar expansion to fuel this growth, without a substantial online existence,” Supple stated.

Together, these 2 brand names rent an approximated 260 million square feet of retail space in the United States

That’s an excellent amount– especially thinking about the typical shop size is below 10,000 square feet, making for a total of over 28,000 retail locations in the USA alone.

“Dollar stores have had the ability to accomplish this growth and prevent the rates war seen in between big box grocers by targeting a lower-income and low-density sector of the market that online shops have actually not had the ability to permeate,” Supple said.

“By concentrating on (opening stores in) rural areas where shipping time and costs hinder the online purchase of everyday consumables like soap or detergent, these shops gain from a natural barrier to online entry.”

UNLV to Commemorate Winter Season 2017 Beginning at Thomas & & Mack Center Dec. 19

UNLV will welcome the most recent members to the class of 2017 at its Winter Commencement at 4 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Thomas & & Mack Center.

Nearly 2,100 undergraduate, graduate and professional trainees are qualified to take part in this winter’s start.

New grads variety in age from 19 to 75 and hail from 31 states and 42 nations. Roughly 85 percent of graduates are Nevada homeowners. Given that 1964, UNLV has actually awarded more than 131,000 degrees.

UNLV President Len Jessup will honor a select group of graduating students during the event for their outstanding academic and neighborhood accomplishments.


Cannot make it? View the start live stream and do not forget to sign up with in on social media preceeding the event with #UNLVGrad. For full event details, visit the commencement website.


Media desiring access to the Thomas & & Mack floor need to acquire event-specific credentials prior to commencement by calling the Workplace of Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.

Cops: Crash kills 3, injures 7 at Flamingo and Eastern

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2017.( Picture: LVACS)” border =” 0″ width=” 180″/ > A fatal crash closed down Flamingo Rd. at Eastern Ave. on Dec. 13, 2017.( Photo: LVACS ). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. Metro police were examining a fatal crash that left three people dead and seven hurt in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 3:10 p.m. at the hectic intersection of South Eastern Opportunity and East Flamingo Road.

Cops stated of the 7 people harmed, 2 were seriously hurt. The accident appeared to involve an impaired driver, however the event was still under investigation, inning accordance with cops. It was unclear the number of vehicles were associated with the crash.

” Everyone needs to make certain they are seeing their driving routines, and ensuring something like this doesn’t take place to them and utilize good judgement,” City Officer Larry Hadfield stated in a quick press conference.

Authorities confirmed there was no evidence to support reports of a shooting associated to the crash.

” It was simply a disaster,” said Campbell Jansen, who witnessed the crash. “Looked like a war scene! Horrible death.”

Roadways were expected to be closed in the area of Eastern Opportunity and Flamingo Roadway through Wednesday night. Cops advised motorists to utilize a detour on Tropicana Opportunity or Desert Inn Road for east/west travel.

No even more information were right away released.

VIEW the authorities interview listed below.

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Spiegelworld’s new show ‘Opium’ readies for the Cosmopolitan

It was never a secret that Ross Mollison’s Spiegelworld has actually been developing additional program ideas for Las Vegas, wishing to take advantage of the success of Absinthe at Caesars Palace. In fact, Mollison told us in August the unorthodox company was working on something for the now-abandoned Alon resort project that he’s hoping will find a house someplace on the Strip.

However we didn’t see this coming: Spiegelworld’s new effort, Opium, is set to open March 13 at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at the Cosmopolitan– the exact same place where Spiegelworld’s celebrated Vegas Nocturne ran for 7 months in 2014. There’s simply something about that Cosmo space that Mollison can’t ignore. “We are really thrilled to be making a brand name new show in Vegas, for Vegas, and we are thrilled to be going back to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to produce an intimate parlor of idiocy in the showroom at Rose.Rabbit.Lie.,” he said in a declaration.

In real Spiegel-style, the specifics of Opium are hazy. “Veteran promoter” Harry M. Howie may or may not be the centerpiece of a fast-paced, Absinthe-like, comedy-focused variety show: “Keep in mind the good old days when you relaxed into a Las Vegas showroom with a martini in hand while a pack of comedians and crooners bantered in front of your home band?” the declaration checked out. “Neither do we, but it sure as hell didn’t look like this.”

Ex-federal authorities, Henderson accounting professional arraigned in bribery, scams plan

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Nearly 2 years after federal detectives raided a U.S. Bureau of Recovery workplace, an accounting firm and the house of a former regional financing chief for the water management company, which supervises the Hoover Dam, two suspects have been prosecuted on corruption-related charges.

Rick Leavitt, a former regional financial management director of the company’s Lower Colorado Area, and Dustin M. Lewis, 43, an accountant at the LL Bradford & & Co. tax company, were each arraigned on one count of truthful services scams conspiracy, according to the workplace of the U.S. lawyer for the district of Nevada.

In addition, Leavitt, 46, is dealing with one charge of solicitation and receipt of an allurement by a public official, and Lewis was accuseded of solicitation and bribery of a public official, according to authorities.

Prosecutors declare that for about a year starting in February 2015, Lewis paid off and “provided kickbacks” to Leavitt in exchange for a favorable position in giving an agreement to Lewis’ firm, official said. Leavitt rested on a quote committee with the Southern California Public Power Authority and gave the company a leading score.

The suspects, both Henderson citizens, conspired in the procedure of the bid submission, while Leavitt offered Lewis with insider info.

After the firm won the agreement quote, district attorneys declare, Lewis paid Leavitt $200,000. In addition, in January 2016, Leavitt went on to work as a tax partner with the same firm.

Federal authorities initiated the procedure of criminal forfeiture against Leavitt for about $200,000, which includes a 2016 Mercedes-Benz, officials said. Lewis will supposedly need to surrender about $700,000. Both are scheduled to appear in a Las Vegas federal court on Dec. 21.

In February last year, local and federal authorities raided a reclamation workplace in Stone City, Leavitt’s Henderson house and the southwest workplaces of the tax firm, the Associated Press reported then.

The reclamation bureau manages the levels of the Hoover Dam and other Colorado River centers, which supply drinking water and power to countless people in seven U.S. states.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Solid Labor Market Gains, with A Lot More Room for Improvement

Nonfarm payroll work marched more forward in November, adding 228,000 tasks and also modifying October’s tasks up by 3,000, as reported by the Dept. of Labor on Friday. The average variety of tasks added per month in 2017 now stands at 175,000, a downturn from the very same period in 2016 but still defying expectations for job growth as the economy enters exactly what is widely believed to be a state of full work.

The unemployment rate held constant at 4.1%, as the development in the manpower over the month added not just to the variety of used however likewise to the variety of jobless.

The rosy work photo upholds the case for optimism as financial conditions continue to swing to the advantage. Consumer confidence levels are reaching new heights (in spite of a small dip in November), and family balance sheets continue to enhance. Meanwhile, increases in equity and home prices also add to the buoyancy among market individuals. Expectations for economic growth settling in above 3% are growing provided current data.

With an economy at complete work– suggesting that everybody seeking a task is able to find one– just how much space can there be for ongoing job development above the rate of population development?

November’s report shows that tasks were included at an annualized rate of 1.9%, more than twice the rate of population growth. With an unchanged unemployment rate, this suggests that individuals are still being drawn into the workforce.

And there might well be a surplus still waiting to be gainfully employed. Workforce involvement has actually been on a stable decline because the end of the recession and has actually just recently begun flattening out, sitting at 62.7% in this report compared with the pre-recession high of 66% and more than 67% in 2000.

To put these numbers in point of view, a boost of half of one portion point in labor involvement equals practically 1.3 million additional readily available workers. If the economy were to return to a higher participation rate, there could be a lot of readily available employees for employers to include jobs without further tightening up the labor market.

A motivating sign is that the manpower involvement rate of the prime-aged working population (those in between the ages of 25 and 54) has actually been on the increase after years of constant decreases. Accounting for practically two-thirds of the workforce, this is the largest cohort and the most watched, and still has some way to go before reaching levels that were seen in the earlier years of the century.

Wage growth remains soft and continues to weigh on our optimism, but pessimism and care may be lost. The lack of consistent and generous wage growth is plainly a function of the markets and professions that are growing.

Jobs included November were distributed by industry sector as shown in Exhibit 3 below. The highest variety of tasks was included leisure and hospitality, a number of which are typically part-time jobs with modest incomes. Almost 40% of the tasks added in expert and organisation services were momentary positions, which offer limited tenure and modest earnings.

High-wage tasks such as those in details, monetary activities, mining, construction, and manufacturing represented smaller sized job gains, moistening the potential for general earnings growth.

As we noted last month, the picture continues to be among healthy profits in a handful of markets that add, in the aggregate, less tasks, and weak profits in sectors that add, in the aggregate, many more tasks.

One cause of low incomes and weak wage growth is certainly related to the task status of workers. Retail tasks, short-term jobs, and employment in the leisure and hospitality market sector and in social assistance are more likely to be part-time and based on lower salaries. Throughout the recession, with jobs being lost across the economy, part-time positions grew as a percentage of all jobs from 17% to over 20%.

Considering that the end of the recession, the full-time job market is continuing to get momentum. These positions are more likely to take pleasure in benefits such as paid time off for getaway and authorized leave and to receive medical insurance coverage and benefits – included employment compensation which is not included in the revenues data. With the balance in between full-time jobs and part-time tasks going back to pre-recession levels, we are likely to see general revenues grow.

The other side of lukewarm wage growth is that labor expenses may put less of a burden on revenue margins. With lots of prospective labor available for additional job increases, moderated labor expenses, and rate boosts kept in check, there would appear to be less motivation for the Federal Reserve to seek faster interest rate increases, possibly choking off exactly what is probably a strong and sustainable economy.

Barring any unexpected event, there are couple of clouds on the horizon in this fair-weather environment.

The Successes & & Obstacles of the Term

Marie “Jelly” Angelli Ortiz
junior psychology major

Alexandra Zmuda
junior biology significant

Zmuda’s Success: “I got into a brand-new research group working in neurosciences (with professor Rochelle and Dustin Hines). We’ll be looking at how neuroligins impacted kids and how that triggers autism in some cases.” Ortiz: “Oh, that’s so interesting. I’m studying autism too.”

Ortiz’s Success: “I’m really proud that I didn’t let the personal scenarios affect my research studies because that is very important to me. Every week, I made a psychological list to see, ‘Hey, am I succeeding academically?” as well as ensuring my own mental health and individual health were OKAY too.”

Zmuda’s difficulty: “This was my resurgence term. Last semester I had some personal issues and I remained in a vehicle mishap and didn’t do so well with grades. I tried to surround myself with individuals who likewise study– since individuals you surround yourself with is how you’re going to be too.”