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Utah missionary falls, passes away at Australia whale-watching area

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

SALT LAKE CITY– The Mormon church states a 19-year-old Utah man serving a religious mission in Sydney, Australia, fell from a cliff and died at a park popular for whale seeing.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated Gavin Paul Zimmerman of West Haven, Utah, was with a group of other missionaries when he slipped Monday.

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff says Zimmerman was at Cape Solander.

Zimmerman’s parents state in a statement that he was a high school track and football athlete who left for a proselyting objective in Sydney in August 2017. They say he had a deep spiritual faith and served in a number of management positions.

Objectives are considered initiation rites for lots of Mormons. Men serve 2 years and women serve 18 months.

'' Solo: A Star Wars Story' ' falls 65 percent in 2nd weekend


Associated Press Sunday, June 3, 2018|9:05 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum rapidly at package office. After an underwhelming launch, the area legend fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

“Solo” has actually now made $148.9 million locally. That’s over $135 million shy of where the franchise’s other spin off, “Rogue One,” remained in its 2nd weekend.

“Solo’s” tumble brought it even better to “Deadpool 2,” which is now in its 3rd weekend in theaters. “Deadpool 2” grossed an estimated $23.3 million to take 2nd location.

Shailene Woodley’s lost-at-sea drama “Adrift” opened in 3rd place with $11.5 million, while “Avengers: Infinity War” took fourth with $10.4 million.

And Johnny Knoxville’s “Action Point” landed in ninth location with a disappointing $2.3 million.

United States Shopping Center Need Falls to Six-Year Low as Store Closures Pile Up

Las Vegas, Other Development Markets Seeing ‘Green Shoots,’ But Retail Jobs Anticipated to Rise Through Rest of 2018

Need for shopping mall and shopping mall area by merchants fell to its lightest level in 6 years in the first quarter of 2018 as retailers continued to focus on their top-performing areas and shed minimal stores, with announced store closures amounting to nearly 100 million square feet up until now this year alone.

The balancing act was reflected in the very first quarter 2018 U.S. retail vacancy rate, which at 4.6% was unchanged from the 4th quarter of 2017 and just a tenth of a percentage point lower than a year earlier.

Net absorption of U.S. retail space was up to 11 million square feet, the lightest quarter for shopping mall and shopping mall need considering that 2012, inning accordance with data presented today during CoStar’s First-Quarter 2018 State of the United States Retail Market report.

“As the national retail job rate has actually begun to flatten, the speed of the healing has slowed. In reality, we can in fact call an end to the healing,” said Ryan McCullough, senior handling consultant for CoStar Portfolio Method, who co-presented the report with CoStar Director of Retail Research Suzanne Mulvee.

While retailer need for store space has actually slowed, it has actually not stopped, contrary to understandings in the wider market sustained by headings of closures and personal bankruptcies of big-box renters like Kmart and Toys R United States.

In particular, growths by dining establishments, grocery stores and other food-focused retail renters, in addition to health-care and other service providers and smaller local shopping mall tenants, continues to drive leasing and net demand development for the retail sector, McCullough said.

The retail home market is carrying out in a different way in various parts of the nation. In recovering housing markets and other high-growth Sunbelt metros, retail job has continued to decline and publish strong leasing momentum.

The includes Las Vegas, where an approximated 37,000 industrial real estate pros are expected to gather in about 10 days for ICSC’s RECon, the retail industry’s biggest convention. Glitter City published average retail lease development of nearly 6%, well above the national average, which has actually declined from 2.9% to 2.1% over the previous year.

Conversely, demand has actually softened in core seaside markets where high quality, new space is tough to discover, McCullough said.

“The most damaged markets are recovering the fastest, with demand development growing fastest in greater vacancy markets and markets with the healthiest fundamentals seeing the least expansion,” included McCullough.

Net in-migration in these markets has actually produced the kind of population, task and earnings growth that creates ready-made customers and drives retail costs, said CoStar’s Retail Research Director Suzanne Mulvee.

“Phoenix for instance, has actually seen population growth at three times the national average in the last few years,” she said. “It was overbuilt before and after the economic crisis, but its getting healthy rapidly” as a result of the current population development.

If demand and retail building stay at their existing soft levels as anticipated, the United States retail vacancy rate might edge up over the balance of the year, McCullough said.

What those attending the upcoming retail market conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center later this month must resolve is the 95 million square feet of shop closures announced up until now this year, on rate to easily go beyond last’s year’s total of 105 million square feet of shops revealed as going dark.

CoStar’s Mulvee and McCullough, however, see the contraction as an essential byproduct of nearly two decades of retail oversupply in the U.S.

“There’s additional pressure from e-commerce, but our company believe the most significant source of pain in the market is oversupply,” Mulvee said. “Every time among these shops closes, it helps remedy the supply/demand imbalance and improve equivalent retail sales.”

February space tax for Raiders stadium falls short of projections

Thursday, April 12, 2018|4:03 p.m.

. The Clark County hotel room tax generated $3.3 million in February for construction of the Raiders arena, nearly 14 percent less than the forecasted earnings, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority revealed today at its board conference.

It marked the fourth month from the last 5 that tax income for the stadium has come in below forecasts. January went beyond projections.

“Occasions of 1 October impacted profits a bit, and we’re seeing some continuing smoothing out of those forecasts in the coming months,” Jeremy Aguero, primary with Applied Analysis and lead team member for the authority, stated, referring to the Strip mass shooting.

The room tax is paying for a $750 million public contribution toward the $1.8 billion arena task.

Disregarded pet recuperating after leg falls off


A badly ignored pet that was surrendered to a Phoenix shelter is being given a second “chance” at life.

Meet “Possibility.”

He’s a 2-year-old Lhasa Apso that had been seriously ignored and has actually lost a leg as a result.

At a news conference Thursday, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) provided details of the scary and heartbreaking case.

[RAW VIDEO: MCACC news conference on animal overlook] On October 27, a male entered into the MCACC shelter to surrender his family pet dog.

“This canine was in dreadful shape,” said Jose Santiago with MCACC.

Santiago says the little pet’s hair was so knotted and matted, nobody might inform its breed and even its sex.

The pet needed instant attention and shelter staffers began to do a “grace groom,” which simply tidies up the canine enough to get fit to get medical attention.


Possibility the pet gets a” mercy groom”] While the vet was performing the mercy groom, she discovered a leg injury, which was covered in maggots and layered with matted hair. As the veterinarian removed the knotted fur, the canine’s leg really fell off his body.

“At that point, when the veterinarian was performing the grace groom, she understood that this dog had a leg injury and that leg injury had actually maggots attached to it too,” said Santiago. “In combination with the maggots and leg injury, this pet dog had a great deal of knotted hair around this leg, and while she was performing this mercy groom, the limb physically fell off the pet.”

The vet stated she had actually never seen anything like it.

“Our vet said she had never ever knowledgeable anything like this before,” said Santiago. “She had never seen anything like this in her career.”

A lady, who didn’t wish to be determined, says her son turned the canine in two weeks after he wandered into their lawn.
“He was homeless,” she stated. “I seen him, he was like hoping and matted.” “He was already neglected.”
The female chose to keep him, shower him and feed him, but faced concerns.
“He wouldn’t let me cut his hair. He would attempt to bite me,” she stated.
“I feel bad, I aimed to help him and I simply could not.”

The pet dog was taken to an immediate care health center in Carefree, where vets performed an appropriate amputation of his leg.

2 Puppies Health Fund is helping with medical expenditures.

The pet dog had another name however has actually renamed “Opportunity” to signify his 2nd opportunity at life. “We’re hoping that someone out there will give him a second possibility at not only having a nice life, however a loving life.”

Santiago says Possibility is now doing effectively, and is up, alert and walking.

However he is still, not surprisingly, really, really timid.

“We don’t precisely understand what all he’s been through in his really young life,” stated Santiago.

He will invest some time in foster care, so he can heal, as well as get used to love, care and attention: things he might not have experienced in the past. After that, he will likely be placed up for adoption.

“A great deal of times people think abuse is the physical act of striking an animal or the physical act of starving an animal, however abuse can be found in all shapes and all forms. When you’re discussing that this is a long-haired type pet that appeared to have never ever seen any kind of grooming, that is a type of neglect that results in a form of abuse.”

Phoenix police are investigating and will figure out if any charges will be submitted in this case.

When we went to the house of the person who turned in the dog, relative told us the canine had come to them in that condition as a roaming, which they had just had him for about two weeks.

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Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep falls ill after Vegas reveal, dead at 42


Mark Lennihan/ AP Albert Johnson, much better referred to as Prodigy of rap duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper’s publicist said in a statement Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that Prodigy was hospitalized a couple of days earlier in Las Vegas for complications brought on by a sickle cell anemia crisis. He has fought sickle cell because birth and was in Las Vegas for a performance.

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The Art of Rap at Downtown Events Center Release slideshow ” Prodigy of Mobb Deep Died at 42 Launch slideshow” New York City– Rap artist Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has actually died. He was 42.

The rap artist’s press agent said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days back in Las Vegas “for issues caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.” Prodigy has actually battled sickle cell considering that birth and remained in Las Vegas for an efficiency.

The specific cause of death was unclear, the representative said.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg informed The Associated Press in Las Vegas that it could use up to six weeks to determine a cause of death. However he stated foul play was not believed. Officer Laura Meltzer stated Las Vegas cops were not called to investigate the death.

Prodigy was born in New York. He found success in the ’90s with fellow rapper Havoc in Mobb Deep. The duo’s hits included “Quiet Storm” with Lil Kim, “Shook Ones (Part II)” and “Hey Luv (Anything).”

“It is with extreme unhappiness and disbelief that we verify the death of our dear pal Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep,” the statement read from Prodigy’s publicist. “We wish to thank everybody for appreciating the family’s privacy at this time.”

Nas, who is also from Queens, New York, called Prodigy a “king” in an Instagram post. Prodigy’s rap partner, Havoc, published two photos on Instagram, one with the caption: “Forever.” And Lil Wayne tweeted: “Rap game lost a legend the world lost a G.”

Others, from Sean “Diddy” Combs to Q-Tip, likewise commemorated Prodigy, who was frequently applauded for his proficient rhymes and lyrics.

Mobb Deep made a platinum plaque for the 1999 album, “Murda Muzik,” which featured the memorable remix of “Quiet Storm,” still performed by Lil Kim on the roadway today. The duo also reached gold status with the albums “Infamy,”” Hell on Earth “and”

The Infamous.”Prodigy launched several solo albums, including the gold-selling “H.N.I.C.” 2000.

He launched a cookbook of prison dishes last year, based on his time in prison. The book, “commissary cooking area: my infamous jail cookbook,” was launched on Infamous, Prodigy’s own imprint at Brooklyn-based Akashic Books.

He stated being in prison changed him. Prodigy served the majority of a 3.5-year sentence in a medium-security dorm at Mid-State Reformatory near Utica, New York, after a plea offer on a weapons belongings charge in 2007.

“It made me recognize the gravity, the truth of having actually whatever taken from you. My profession, my family, my flexibility,” he told The Associated Press in an interview last year.

The rapper, who is a dad of two, stated it was tough to leave his kids who were young when he went to jail.

“I just tell them, you know, it was terrible. You don’t ever want to remain in that position. Gain from my errors. Gain from me. You do not have go through it yourself,” he said.

Asia stocks uninspired as Japan falls, Fed speech awaited

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015|11:58 p.m.

TOKYO (AP)– Asian stocks were uninspired Thursday as Japan’s index fell following a three-day holiday and financiers awaited a speech from the united state Federal Reserve chief.

KEEPING RATING: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 2.3 percent to 17,647.45 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.6 percent to 21,181.74. South Korea’s Kospi increased 0.4 percent to 1,952.42 and the Shanghai Composite Index got 0.6 percent to 3,135.09. Australia’s S&P/ ASX 200 increased 0.9 percent to 5,041.70. Standards in Taiwan, Thailand the Philippines were lower.

JAPAN DATA: Preliminary outcomes of a survey of manufacturers revealed a sharp drop in new export orders that respondents associated partially to weak need in China. The reading of 50.9 for September was down from 51.7 in August, indicating a slower pace of development. Japanese media reported Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planned to announce fresh economic strategies later on in the day.

AUTO SHARES: South Korea’s Hyundai recuperated after taking the brunt of unfavorable belief in Asia originating from Volkswagen’s emissions-rigging scandal. It was the turn of Japanese automakers to fall with Japan’s stock exchange open after a three-day vacation. Toyota and Nissan both dropped 1.4 percent, performing much better than the broader market. Honda shed 3.2 percent and Mazda plunged 6.9 percent.

FED WATCH: Many investors are awaiting a speech on inflation and monetary policy Thursday by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. Markets are looking for ideas on the timing of the Fed’s very first interest-rate hike in nearly a decade after it held back raising the Fed Funds earlier this month. The Fed has rate-setting conferences in October and December.

THE QUOTE: Will Yellen “provide new info that could see the markets indicated likelihood (of a rate trek this year) boost from the present level of 42 percent?” stated IG chief strategist Chris Weston. “With this level of rates, the Fed will certainly not raise this year,” he stated in a market commentary.

WALL STREET: The Requirement & & Poor’s 500 edged 0.2 percent lower to 1,938.76 on Wednesday and the Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3 percent to 16,279.89. The Nasdaq composite slipped 0.1 percent to 4,752.74.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude was up 37 cents at $44.85 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The agreement fell $1.88 to close at $44.48 a barrel in New York on Wednesday after a weak Chinese manufacturing report. Brent, a benchmark for global oils, was up 26 cents to $48.74 a barrel in London.

CURRENCIES: The dollar slipped to 119.93 yen from 120.25 yen in the previous trading session. The euro ticked greater to $1.1189 from $1.1182.

Las Vegas’ joblessness rate falls to 7 percent in August

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015|2:53 p.m.

Unemployment in Las Vegas inched below 7.1 percent in July to 7 percent in August.

The state Department of Work, Training and Rehabilitation on Tuesday launched the breakdown of counties’ out of work rates, which found 73,400 out of work people in Southern Nevada– 1,000 less than in July.

However, the report showed 975,900 individuals employed in the area, 2,500 fewer than in July.

The statewide unemployment rate was 6.8 percent compared with 5.1 percent nationally.

Construction employment in the Las Vegas industry tapered off in August to 51,300, below July’s 52,700. The leisure and hospitality sector had a 1,100-worker boost to 289,900 in the month-to-month comparison.

The department said the variety of jobs in trade, transportation and utilities stood at 162,900 compared with 163,500 in July in Las Vegas. Expert and company services reported 123,000 on the job, or 2,100 more than in July.

Joblessness in the Reno-Sparks industry decreased from 6.3 percent in July to 6.1 percent in August. Carson City posted a 7.1 percent jobless rate, below 7.2 percent in July. Elko County’s rate fell from 5.2 percent in July to 4.9 percent in August.

The department said the most affordable rate was 4.3 percent in Esmeralda County, and the highest was 10.6 percent in Mineral County.

When flourishing, Nevada gold output falls to 1988 level

CARSON CITY– Gold production in Nevada fell to less than 5 million ounces in 2014, the very first time because 1988 that output of the rare-earth element has actually dipped so low.

A new state Department of Minerals report shows 4.94 million ounces of the precious metal was taken from 30 Nevada mines in 2014. There was about 5.5 million ounces of gold produced in Nevada in 2013.

The peak year in current memory was 1998, with just under 9 million ounces.

Richard Perry, administrator of the Division of Minerals, said it appears production has leveled off in the 5 million ounce range over the previous five years. While production has actually fallen, Nevada mines still toss of gold valued at $5.5 billion, at $1,100 per ounce, he said.

“We require much better gold rates to see more projects and brand-new mining,” Perry said.

The lower gold production is due mostly to the cost of gold, which struck a high of almost $1,800 per ounce in 2012 but has dropped to about $1,100 since Friday. This has actually reduced mining exploration in Nevada which might bring brand-new ore bodies on line and broaden production.

But other aspects weigh on production too, Perry stated. More of the gold now mined is refractory ore, which requires an added process that boosts production costs and can likewise restrict production.

John Dobra, associate teacher of economics at the University of Nevada, Reno, stated financial investment in the market has actually slowed because gold rates began their decrease in 2012.

“There is still a great deal of gold in Nevada but not as much interest in pursuing it at these rates,” he stated in an e-mail.

In 2013, Nevada represented 74.5 percent of all U.S. gold production and helped make the united state the third-leading gold producer worldwide. Nevada accounted for 6.1 percent of world gold production, according to the Nevada Mining Association.

The biggest gold manufacturer in 2013 was Newmont Mining’s Carlin Trend Operations, with 907,282 ounces, followed by Barrick Goldstrike Mines’ Betze-Post operation, also in Northern Nevada’s Carlin Trend, at 515,641 ounces.

While gold production decreased in 2014, silver production in fact increased, hitting 10.9 million ounces in 2014 compared with about 8 million ounces the prior year. However the mark was well below the peak years of 1988 to 2000, when production exceeded 20 million ounces. Silver is primarily a byproduct of gold production.

Some mines have closed because they can not be profitable at the present rate of gold.

Allied Nevada this summer season suspended operations at its Hycroft Mine. The Humboldt County mine produced 214,000 ounces of gold in 2014.

Assemblyman John Ellison, R-Elko, stated he continues to be positive that mining will certainly remain to play a major role in Nevada. He mentioned the UNITED STATE Bureau of Land Management’s recent approval of Newmont Mining’s Long Canyon Mine east of Wells as a reason for his view. The task is the only substantial major discovery in Nevada in the last decade.

Newmont anticipates to take 150,000 ounces of gold annually over the eight-year life of the mine.

“That will certainly be a very big mine and the forecast is for a great deal of reserves,” Ellison stated. “When you are chasing after tiny gold it takes a great deal of money to get it out.”

If gold rates go lower there might be additional downturn, he said.

“But mining has always been an up-and-down market,” Ellison said. “I believe the price will come up once more and Nevada will have a long life with mining.”

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