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UNLV Jazz Hosts First Essentially Ellington SW Regional Celebration Jan. 18-19

The UNLV School of Music, Division of Jazz Research studies hosts the very first Las Vegas Essentially Ellington South West Regional Celebration Jan. 18-19 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. Essentially Ellington co-produces non-competitive, education-focused festivals created to provide high school jazz bands of all levels the opportunity to perform the music of Duke Ellington and other critical huge band authors and arrangers. Getting involved bands get professional feedback from clinicians and other jazz professionals in their own backyard.

Las Vegas-native Kenny Rampton– acclaimed trumpeter and member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis– has actually devoted to be a clinician for the celebration.

Jazz at Lincoln Center artists Chris Crenshaw, jazz trombonist, and Julius Tolentino, jazz saxophonist, are carrying out at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, with the UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer. Rampton is performing with UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

Tickets are $10 and available at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Discount rates are available.

Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the very first time


Richard Drew/ AP In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file image, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entryway to the New york city Stock Exchange.

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018|7:53 a.m.

NEW YORK– The Dow Jones commercial average is trading above 25,000 points for the very first time early Thursday, breaking another milestone. The market was increasing broadly after a survey showed strong hiring by U.S. private businesses. Banks are leading the way as interest rates jump. European stocks are also rising.

KEEPING SCORE: The Requirement & & Poor’s 500 index climbed up 13 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,726 since 10:25 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones commercial average rose 166 points, or 0.7 percent, to 25,088. The Nasdaq composite added 15 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,080. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks acquired 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,555.

The Dow reached 24,000 on Nov. 30, just 23 trading days ago. Stocks have actually climbed up since then as investors hoped the Republican-backed tax bundle would enhance business profits this year. The law cuts the United States business tax rate substantially. The Dow broke through five 1,000-point milestones in 2017, on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year. The index has actually nearly quadrupled in worth from its low throughout the worldwide financial crisis and Great Economic crisis in early 2009.

STUDY SAYS: ADP stated private U.S. services added 250,000 tasks last month as health care, retail and professional services business worked with more employees. The survey suggests companies are optimistic about the economy and anticipate more need. The federal government will launch a jobs report Friday that covers both private business and governments. Financial experts forecast that will show a gain of 189,000 tasks, inning accordance with a survey by information service provider FactSet.

Meanwhile company activity in the 19-country eurozone reached its greatest level in nearly seven years. That’s based on a survey of production and services companies. One of the factors stocks have actually done so well over the in 2015 is the improved health of the worldwide economy as European nations and both establishing and advanced nations worldwide experience much better development after years of struggles.

European stock indexes climbed. France’s CAC 40 leaped 1.6 percent while Germany’s DAX got 1.5 percent. In Britain the FTSE 100 edged 0.3 percent greater.

BONDS: Bond rates sank, sending yields higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note increased to 2.48 percent from 2.44 percent. Banks made strong gains in early trading as increased rates of interest imply they can make more loan from home loans and other loans. JPMorgan Chase acquired $2.01, or 1.9 percent, to $109.51 and Wells Fargo rose $1.11, or 1.8 percent, to $62.67.

CHIP DIP: Intel continued to stumble after security researchers at Google found serious security flaws in its computer system processors. It lost $1.90, or 4.2 percent, to $43.36 after a 3.4 percent decrease Wednesday. Intel said it’s working to repair the problem which it’s not the only company impacted.

Rival Advanced Micro Gadgets stated it thinks its chips are safe and its stock jumped 83 cents, or 7.2 percent, to $12.38. Most of Intel’s rivals made huge gains Wednesday.

In other places among tech stocks, Google parent Alphabet climbed $11.30, or 1 percent, to $1,102.82 and Intuit included $2.44, or 1.5 percent, to $161.60.

MORE TESLA TROUBLE: Electric vehicle maker Tesla again stated it disappointed production objectives for its brand-new Design 3 sedan, which is planned to be its first lower-cost automobile. The shares skidded $8.47, or 2.7 percent, to $308.78.

ENERGY: Standard U.S. crude rose 7 cents to $61.70 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, utilized to price worldwide oils, shed 7 cents to $67.77 a barrel in London.

ASIA: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 3.3 percent in the very first trading day of the year. South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.8 percent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.5 percent.

CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 112.79 yen from 112.52 yen. The euro reached $1.2083 from $1.2018.

Q+A: Banking regulator with regional ties explains election procedure, first month in workplace

[not able to retrieve full-text material] In November, Las Vegan Joseph Ottinger was sworn in as comptroller of the currency, which controls 1,347 national banks, federal savings associations and federal branches of foreign banks. The Las Vegas Sun took a seat with Ottinger recently to discuss his brand-new position and life in Washington, D.C. …

Woman accused of destroying $300K worth of art on very first date

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title=” Lindy Lou Layperson (Houston Authorities Department)” border=” 0 “width=” 180 “/ > Lindy Lou Layman (Houston Police Department). HOUSTON (AP)– Authorities say an inebriateded Dallas woman who was on a very first date with a prominent Houston trial attorney triggered a minimum of $300,000 in damage to his art collection, consisting of 2 Andy Warhol paintings.

Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was detained Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee. She was launched on $30,000 bond. Online court records don’t list an attorney for her.

Prosecutors state Buzbee, 49, told investigators that Layman got too intoxicated on their date, so he called her an Uber after they went back to his house. Buzbee said Layperson chose not to leave and hid inside the home, which when he found her and called a 2nd Uber, she got aggressive.

Authorities stated she took down a number of paintings and put red wine on some while yelling obscenities. She likewise supposedly tossed two $20,000 sculptures across the space and shattered them.

The harmed Warhol paintings were each valued at $500,000 in court files.

Buzbee has actually represented prominent figures, including previous Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an abuse-of-power case. Then-candidate Donald Trump likewise visited his house last year when Buzbee held a fundraising event and contributed $250,000 to Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Morimoto commemorates his very first year in Las Vegas

It feels like just yesterday we were awaiting the opening of well known chef Masaharu Morimoto’s eponymous Las Vegas restaurant. However time flies when you’re having fun, and Morimoto is all about creating a great time– unforgettable, unique moments and flavors that cannot be reproduced anywhere else.

The Iron Chef touched down in Las Vegas to celebrate the restaurant’s 1 year anniversary and to discuss the success of yet another seriously well-known restaurant. “Everybody likes Las Vegas,” Morimoto informed Industry Weekly. “This is my dream come to life.”

Since opening his area at the MGM Grand in 2016, Morimoto says the essential question has constantly been, “How can I make my consumer pleased?” He does not follow patterns and explains himself as the conductor of an elaborate orchestra.

At 62, his health is a top priority. “I counted last year the number of days I remained at house and used my own pillow– 68 days,” he says. “I appreciate who I employ. Perhaps 150 people work here under the Morimoto name in Las Vegas, and [I have] more than 1,000 employees under the Morimoto name [worldwide] A lot of people are on my shoulders. I have to be healthy.”

The chef is so busy, he needed to sit out the upcoming season of Iron Chef to prepare for two brand-new dining establishment openings. While he might not appear on your television screen as quickly, he still intends to make an effect with his latest cookbook, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking. “People believe Japanese food and sushi is strange, but Japanese cooking ought to not be mysterious,” he states. “It’s simple! Attempt it.”

Don’t think you can master oyster foie gras or yellowtail pastrami in your home? We will not blame you for checking out Morimoto rather.

Las Vegas gets a marijuana drive-thru, touted as first of its kind in the country


L.E. Baskow Sen. Tick Segerblom, joined by the Las Vegas Paiute People’s Benny Tso, makes the ritualistic first purchase at the Nuwu Cannabis Market on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The mega dispensary has included a drive-thru.

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Store representatives stated they want to serve consumers in less than a minute after the customer’s order is put. Ethan Lucas, Nuwu’s product manager, said drive-thru supervisors have actually been worked with away from fast-food chains to deal with predicted vehicle traffic and take orders while drive-thru clients are in line.

The new window is created after a comparable design utilized at the people’s popular smoke store, situated about 100 feet far from the nearly 16,000-square-foot mega dispensary, which opened last month. Tso approximated that nearly 300 lorries travel through the smoke store drive-thru on a provided day.

“We simply wanted to be able to have fun with the huge pet dogs up here,” Tso said, referring to the expanding marijuana market in Las Vegas.

Kevin Clock, president of Cascade Strategic Investments who partners with Nuwu, stated the new drive-thru is the first quick food-style drive-thru for recreational marijuana in the nation.

A car wash-style drive-thru with opening and closing garage-style doors for Tumbleweed Dispensary in Parachute, Colo., opened on April 20. All Greens Dispensary in Sun City, Ariz., opened a quick food-style drive-thru for their medical marijuana-only facility on Oct. 27.

UNLV Research Assisting Japan Release Its First Integrated Resorts

Japan’s tourism economy will go through an enormous shift– possibly introducing $10 billion in incorporated resorts– with a little assistance from researchers at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI).

Japanese federal government officials and magnate commissioned research from IGI’s Bo Bernhard, Brett Abarbanel, and Jennifer Roberts along with Kahlil Philander of Washington State University to direct their country in launching Japan’s first integrated resorts. Now offered to the public, the 2 comprehensive reports the group produced offer a few of the most thorough info that any jurisdiction has actually been able to make use of prior to incorporated resort implementation.

The first report is a socioeconomic analysis of the impacts of an incorporated resort casino, with a specific focus on Japan’s specified objectives for the undertaking, including striking a balance in between growing the Japanese tourist market while lessening social expenses such as dependency and criminal activity.

The 2nd report examines how video gaming policy can assist Japan get rid of arranged criminal offense in casino management– an essential first step in a brand-new casino jurisdiction– recommending strenuous requirements in pre-licensing background investigations, post-licensing enforcement structures, internal controls and compliance practices that reflect the greatest international standards, and more.

” Japan is in a fortunate position,” stated Bernhard, IGI’s executive director. “The government is asking all the best concerns, and the science behind the socioeconomic effects of integrated resorts has actually improved considerably in the previous 15 years, supplying useful and powerful standards for numerous choices.”

About the UNLV International Gaming Institute

Using research-based services and executive education programs to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe, the International Video Gaming Institute (IGI) offers cutting-edge research study, understanding, and development to leaders in the worldwide video gaming industry. To assist keep its status as the “worldwide intellectual capital” of video gaming, IGI houses centers of excellence and labs. The Center for Gaming Innovation, the International Center for Video Gaming Policy, the Hospitality Lab, and the Esports Lab were each established to deal with a strategic issue that only a scholastic organization’s distinct spaces and structures can resolve.

Mecum to provide 1,000 automobiles for very first auction in Las Vegas

contact) Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017|4:30 p.m. A company that has staged several successful bike auctions in Las Vegas will be back next month with its first sale for cars and truck collectors in the valley.

Mecum Auctions announced that its occasion, arranged for Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would feature an approximated 1,000 vehicles from some 20 surrounding states and Canada.

Amongst the cars and trucks most likely to draw high bids are a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra roadster, a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster and a two-owner 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, a factory-modified, NASCAR-inspired muscle automobile.

Collector Les Quam will offer 11 cars, consisting of five Dodge Vipers and a rare 1968 Camaro.

“The quality of cars and trucks that our consignment group has actually assembled for our very first collector-car occasion in Las Vegas is exceptionally excellent, and I highly encourage everybody to go to Mecum.com to preview the incredible lineup for themselves,” said Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s vice president of marketing and presentation, in a press release. “While we are certainly no complete strangers to the city of Las Vegas, we are enjoyed be bringing a frequently arranged Mecum collector-car experience to town this November.”

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. General admission tickets are readily available online beforehand for $20, and for $30 at the door and online after the start of the sale. Bidder registration is $100 online in advance and $200 after the auction gets underway.

Doors will open daily at 8 a.m., with auctioning starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. the following days. Anybody interested in consigning an automobile for the auction must visit the company’s site or call 262-275-5050.

UNLV’s Solar Decathlon Group Wins First Place in Innovation Contest, Second Place in Architecture

UNLV’s Team Las Vegas has taken top prizes in two essential contests at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition with their Sinatra Living house design. In Development, the student team got 98 from 100 points, ranking first place and beating the second-place group by 5 points. In Architecture, they connected with Washington University in St. Louis for second location with a total of 94 points.

Development and Architecture are two of six juried contests consisted of in the 10-event competitors which runs through October 15, and is occurring in Denver. The additional four contests– Health and Comfort, Appliances, House Life and Energy– are determined contests with final results being calculated on a daily basis and into each team’s final score.

4 of the 10 contest awards have actually been announced so far. The grand reward award winner will be announced Saturday morning. Currently, Team Las Vegas remains in 4th location overall.

For the Innovation contest, new for the competition this year, teams were judged on aspects such as how they included research to pick style solutions, how well the group integrated passive strategies and materials into their design to make the most of sustainability, and the extent to which their design utilized ingenious approaches to please an existing market requirement. Complete criteria for the contest can be discovered at https://www.solardecathlon.gov/2017/competition-contests-innovation.html.”We set out to build a home that was ingenious, yet simple, a

house appropriate to our Las Vegas community both in regards to environment and group,”stated Nasko Balaktchiev, student task supervisor.”The team certainly thought that we performed our principle well, and we’re elated and proud that the judges concurred.”For the Architecture contest, judges examined teams on the principle and style of their house, and how well their

houses integrated solar and energy performance innovations into that style. Complete criteria for the contest can be discovered at: https://www.solardecathlon.gov/2017/competition-contests-architecture.html In addition to a house that mixes design quality with ideal energy efficiency, Sinatra Living was created to fulfill a growing social requirement– aging-in-place. The house combines ease of access and interior convenience with smart home and health-monitoring technologies to assist older adults move safely in their environment, interact with care providers and social services, and ultimately remain in their homes longer. The general public can still reveal support for Group Las Vegas by voting in the Solar Decathlon’s Individuals’s Choice Award. Voting takes place on Facebook at https://poll.fbapp.io/pca.

Online votes are being accepted through Saturday, October 14, 2017. Outcomes will be relayed on Facebook on October 15. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a college competition comprised of 10 contests that challengetrainee teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered homes. Competing students get hands-on experience and distinct training while consumers experience the current innovations and materials in ingenious energy technologies, wise house solutions, water conservation and sustainable structures. Sinatra Living’s multi-disciplinary team consists of faculty and students from the School of Architecture, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. The job is sponsored

by Change and NV Energy Structure. For additional information on the job, follow the group on Facebook at Team Las Vegas Solar Decathlon 2017 (@UNLVSD17 ), on Twitter @UNLVSD17, and on Instagram @UNLVSD17, or visit the Website at www.unlvsd.com.