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Acclaimed Guitar player Ricardo Cobo Carries out Oct. 20

Ricardo Cobo, one of the world’s supreme virtuosi of the brand-new classic guitar generation, carries out as part of the UNLV Performing Arts Center season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center. Celebrated around the world for his enthusiastic and enchanting efficiencies, he remains in high demand as a soloist, speaker, and taping artist.

Cobo debuted professionally at age 17 with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota (Colombia), and was the very first Hispanic to win consecutive rewards at the Guitar Structure of America International Competition. He returns with unique guests to carry out Tangos y Sones Cubanos. Sones cubanos originated in Cuba in the 1920s, and tangos are the music from the popular dance.

Tickets to Ricardo Cobo are $45 and can be bought online or by calling at the Performing Arts Center ticket office at 702-895-ARTS (2787). Trainee rush tickets are $10 each and readily available one hour prior to each occasion with valid trainee I.D. UNLV faculty and personnel discount rates also are offered. Package workplace is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center site.

About the PAC

The UNLV Carrying out Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 42nd season this year. It hosts a range of performances and events and is the home of productions provided by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC also is delighted to host various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts.

Seahawks player implicates Metro of utilizing excessive force and racial profiling

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett said he was racially profiled on the Las Vegas Strip by Metro authorities.

Bennett said he pertained to Las Vegas to go to the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor battle on Aug. 26. While he was heading back to his hotel after the fight, he said “numerous hundred people heard exactly what seemed like weapon shots” and they ran from the noise.

On Aug. 27, Metro police verified to FOX5 that officers reacted to reports of a shooting and altercation inside Drai’s bar. Police said a fight took place and a few large statues were overturned, which caused numerous to panic believing there was shooting. Authorities said no shots were fired. The event happened roughly 3 hours after the boxing match ended. Arriving officers said they encountered countless people running and shouting from The Crowell.

In a declaration posted on Twitter, Bennett declared Metro law enforcement officer singled him out and pointed their guns at him for refraining from doing anything.

He said a police officer ordered him to the ground and the officer positioned a gun near his head, warning him that if he moved he would “blow my (curse) avoid.” He included, a 2nd officer came over and jammed his knee into his back making it tough for him to breathe. Then he said the officer put handcuffs on him so tight that his fingers went numb.

TMZ obtained video of the occurrence, that was shot right beyond Drai’s club.

He said he continued to ask the officer what he did but stated the officer disregarded him and took him to the patrol car. Bennett stated he was eventually released “with no legitimate justification.”

Bennett said Metro’s “excessive usage of force was unbearable” and while laying on the flooring all he might believe was “I’m going to die for no other factor than I am black and my skin color is in some way a threat.”

Bennett said he retained civil liberties lawyer John Burris to examine the event and check out any legal alternatives.

FOX5 connected to City cops, and the department reacted publicly in a tweet before holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Recommendation a statement made by Michael Bennett, this case is under examination. Reserve judgment. We will resolve this openly today.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD)

September 6, 2017 Throughout a press conference with the police department, Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill stated as officers cleared the casino they saw a man, later on determined as Bennett bent down by a maker. He ultimately ranged from the gambling establishment and leapt over a wall towards the street. City officers chased Bennett, thinking he might have been associated with the occurrence at the bar and yelled at him to stop, but cops stated he continued to move.

Police safely left “clients of all races,” McMahill said. Including, there is “no proof that race contributed in this incident.”

McMahill stated he did unknown why law enforcement officer believed Bennett may have been associated with the event, adding it is under investigation.

Bennett was apprehended for approximately 10 minutes, McMahill said. A supervisor explained the occurrence to Bennett who supposedly informed officers he had no problems with the incident besides an officer putting a weapon to his head.

McMahill confirmed the officers both had their weapons out however they are investigating the claims that an officer pointed it at his head and said he would blow his avoid. Bennett was not armed.

McMahill stated the very first he became aware of the incident was when he saw a TMZ video published online together with the statement on Bennett’s Twitter page. The department opened an internal investigation without Bennett’s problem.

Throughout journalism conference, McMahill asked Bennett to submit his complaint to the internal affairs department at City.

City asking Bennett and his Attorney to call internal affairs to send an official statement

— Eric Hilt FOX5 (@ericmhilt)

September 6, 2017 McMahill stated there are 126 videos connected with this event that they need to evaluate. He stated the “detaining officer did not trigger his individual body camera,” so it can not be evaluated. If the examination reveals that the officers were in infraction of department policies they will be held accountable. The work status of the officers involved in the occurrence has not altered.

LVMPD: department found out of Bennett’s allegations this morning and an examination was introduced. There are 126 videos to review

— Eric Hilt FOX5 (@ericmhilt)

September 6, 2017 McMahill asked the general public to send out the department video if they have anything from the night of the incident. Any video that can assist with the investigation can be sent to the internal affairs department. The department can be reached by phone at 702-828-3111.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll resolved the event throughout the team’s press conference on Wednesday. Carroll said he is thankful that Bennett is safe and the team stands with him. He added, Bennett was really psychological the morning after the incident and Bennett is working on ways to take the next action.

Bennett also addressed the media on Wednesday, calling the incident a “distressing experience.”

“Do I think every authorities deal is bad? No,” Bennett stated. “Do I think that there are some people out there that judge them based upon the color of their skin? Yes, I think that.”

Bennett stated he is sharing his experience since there are a great deal of individuals who did not live to share theirs, citing Philando Castile and Trayvon Martin adding, he is “lucky to be here today.”

A reporter asked if he had spoken with the Las Vegas cops department and he said he is letting his legal group and representatives “take care of it.”

Bennett did not go into detail on exactly what took place prior to the incident and stated he is focused on the task at hand, which is the video game.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for advancements.

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Kid of former Atlanta Braves player on life support

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by means of Facebook” border=” 0″ width= “180”/ > Source: Sydney Lockhart via Facebook ATLANTA (CBS46)- The kid of Keith Lockhart, a former Atlanta Braves gamer, is on life assistance after getting struck in the face with a baseball throughout a competition video game in South Carolina.

Immediate prayer demand: Raise my little sibling please!! We require a wonder??

— syds (@SydneyLockhart) < a href ="

https://twitter.com/SydneyLockhart/status/877373225377947652″ > June 21, 2017 According to numerous social networks posts, the family at first believed Jason Lockhart’s nose was broken and would require some stitches. When Jason was required to a doctor’s workplace, his nose began to bleed a lot and the medical personnel might not get it to stop.

Jason was placed on life assistance Friday and heavily sedated after many nose bleeds and attempts by doctors to obtain the bleeding to stop.

Sunday, Jason’s sis stated the doctors decided to carry out a endovascular embolization, which is “a live x-ray of all his arteries, blood vessels, and veins.” This process is performed in order to discover where the bleeding is originating from.

We are continuing to gather information. Stay tuned for the current advancements.

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Golden Knights sign 2nd player, Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov

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Ivan Sekretarev/ AP Russia’s Vadim Shipachyov celebrates his 2nd objective during the Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match in between Russia and Germany, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Thursday, Might 4, 2017|8:20 p.m.

. The Vegas Golden Knights have actually signed their 2nd player in franchise history, General Supervisor George McPhee announced Thursday.

Russian complimentary agent forward Vadim Shipachyov has actually been signed to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million each year.

Shipachyov ended up third in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia with 26 goals and 50 assists for SKA St. Petersburg.

“Vadim is an extremely proficient playmaker who has had a remarkable career in the Kontinental Hockey League,” McPhee stated. “He has won two KHL championships, has actually been among the league leaders in scoring the last 2 seasons and has actually delighted in success at the worldwide level for Team Russia. We believe he can be an effect player in the NHL.”

The 30-year-old forward scored 4 goals and added 15 assists throughout this year’s KHL playoffs and helped lead his group to two KHL champions in 2015 and 2017.

Shipachyov has registered 137 objectives and 275 helps for 412 points in 445 video games divided between St. Petersburg and his home town team of Severstal Cherepovets.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward is presently in Cologne, Germany, with Group Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

This is a developing story. Inspect back later for remarks from Shipachyov.

Ex-NFL player owning truck that ran over, eliminated child

Authorities say a former NFL player was driving a truck that struck and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home. (Source: KPHO/KTVK/CNN)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/04/13628813_G.jpg" alt=" Authorities state a previous NFL gamer was owning a truck that struck and eliminated his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their rural Phoenix house.

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Authorities say the woman was required to a healthcare facility, where she was pronounced dead.

Mesa authorities state impairment was not an aspect.

Load played for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. He likewise dipped into Arizona State University, where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection.

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Former UCLA, NBA player Dave Meyers dies at 62

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In this January 1974, file photo, UCLA’s Dave Meyers looks for the ball after losing it versus Notre Dame’s Adrian Dantley during an NCAA college basketball video game in South Bend, Ind.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015|1:42 a.m.

L.A– Dave Meyers, the star forward who led UCLA to the 1975 NCAA basketball champion as the lone senior in coach John Wooden’s last season and later played for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, died Friday. He was 62.

Meyers passed away at his home in Temecula after battling with cancer for the in 2014, according to UCLA, which got the news from his more youthful sibling, Ann Meyers Drysdale.

He played 4 years for Milwaukee after being prepared second total by the L.a Lakers. Quickly after, Meyers belonged to a blockbuster trade that sent him to the Bucks in exchange for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The 6-foot-8 Meyers led UCLA in scoring at 18.3 points and rebounding at 7.9 in his last season, assisting the Bruins to a 28-3 record. He had 24 points and 11 rebounds in their 92-85 triumph over Kentucky in the NCAA title video game played in his hometown of San Diego.

Meyers Drysdale also dipped into UCLA during her Hall of Fame profession.

Meyers presumed the Bruins’ leadership role during the 1974-75 period after Costs Walton and Jamaal Wilkes had actually graduated. Playing with sophomores Marques Johnson and Richard Washington, Meyers earned agreement All-America honors. Meyers made the cover of Sports Illustrated after the Bruins won the NCAA title.

“One of the real warriors in @UCLAMBB history has actually gone on to magnificence,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Dave Meyers was our Captain in ’75 and as solid a gamer ever. RIP.”

Johnson recalled in other tweets how Meyers called him ‘MJB’ or Marques Johnson Infant when he was a freshman, and later on in the NBA, Meyers was nicknamed “Crash” due to the fact that he constantly diving on the floor for loose balls.

As a junior, Meyers began on a cutting edge featuring future Hall of Famers Walton and Wilkes.

Meyers was a reserve as a sophomore on the Bruins’ 1973 NCAA title team throughout the school’s run of 10 nationwide titles in 12 years under Wooden. The team went 30-0 and topped the period by beating Memphis 87-66 in the national championship, when Meyers had four points and 3 rebounds.

In 1975, Meyers, in addition to Elmore Smith, Junior Bridgeman and Brian Winters, was traded to Milwaukee for Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley.

During the 1977-78 season, Meyers was reunited with Johnson on the Bucks and balanced a career-best 14.7 points. He missed the next year with a back injury. Meyers returned in 1979-80 to typical 12.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in helping the Bucks win a department title.

Born David William Meyers, he was one of 11 children. His father, Bob, was a standout basketball gamer and group captain at Marquette in the 1940s. The younger Meyers averaged 22.7 points as a senior at Sonora High in La Habra, California.

Meyers made a surprise announcement in 1980 that he was relinquishing basketball to invest more time with his household. He later earned his teaching certificate and taught sixth grade for numerous years in Lake Elsinore, California.

He is survived by his better half, Linda, whom he married in 1975, and daughter Crystal and kid Sean.

Ex-UNLV football player takes stand in suit versus medical professional

A former UNLV football player who declares a surgeon mishandled a spine surgery and ended his football profession told a jury Friday he went from “playing football to being damn-near paralyzed” within weeks of the treatment.

Beau Orth, when an all-state security for the 2007-08 state champ Bishop Gorman Gaels, stated the most basic of tasks– getting out of bed and strolling to the restroom– became nearly impossible since of discomfort.

It only set in after he saw Las Vegas specialist Dr. Albert Capanna for a herniated disc, specifically the L5-S1, in September 2010, Orth stated. Capanna, Orth claims, operated on the incorrect disc.

Now Orth, a 25-year-old marketing executive with KVVU-Fox 5, is seeking over $5 million in damages to cover past and future medical costs in addition to pain and suffering.

Minor pain and feeling numb began in his left leg after his 2008 freshman season at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Orth testifed Friday. But he played through the next season.

By spring 2010, the shooting discomfort in his leg was getting worse, he stated. After trying pain-treatment injections for a couple of months, surgical treatment looked like the next step.

Capanna operated on Sept. 17, 2010, and things seemed OK in the beginning, Orth said. However by the beginning of October, the discomfort escalated, he stated.

Making use of a normal chair was unbearable, Orth stated. So his household set up a high-sitting yard chair in the middle of their living room so Orth would not have to move much from a standing to seated position in hopes of minimizing the pain.

“We understood something was wrong,” Orth said, “we simply didn’t know what it was.”

At 11:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Orth called Capanna about the discomfort. An MRI was done the following day and he spoke with Capanna over the phone on Oct. 7, he stated.

According to Orth, Capanna informed him the MRI showed just substantial swelling, and that he ought to continue his current treatment and pain medication. But Orth and his family desired a second opinion, and went to Dr. Andrew Money, another Las Vegas orthopedic cosmetic surgeon.

According to the suit, Cash saw damage to the disc above the original herniated disc as well as thought that no surgery had actually been done on the original herniated disc. Cash recommended surgery to ease the new discomfort and repair the original issue, according to court documents. And immediately after that surgery, Orth said, most of the discomfort decreased.

“I could stand up when I needed to get up,” Orth stated. “I was normal. I might stroll.”

But not all the news was good. Cash told Orth he would need at least two spine fusion surgical treatments before he turns 50, and suggested he never ever play football once more.

The news crushed Orth, he stated.

“What do you do?” he said. “You do not anticipate to have it eliminated.”

Capanna, who also testifed Friday, said his surgery on Orth did cause the pain. But that was a threat Orth knew about prior to the surgical treatment, the medical professional said. Capanna likewise stated he operated on the correct disc, the L5-S1.

“I hurt Beau,” Capanna stated. “I am sorry.”

The trial is anticipated to wrap early next week.

Contact press reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com!.?.! or 702-383-4638. Find him on Twitter: @ColtonLochhead

Texas college football player shot by authorities was unarmed

Released Friday, Aug. 7, 2015|8 p.m.

Updated Friday, Aug. 7, 2015|11:53 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas– A law enforcement officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football gamer throughout a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a vehicle through the front window of a car dealer, authorities said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead male as Christian Taylor, of Arlington. Taylor was a sophomore at Angelo State University in San Angelo.

Officers were reacting to a break-in call about 1 a.m. Friday in Arlington when they discovered somebody had driven a car through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said authorities approached the suspect and a struggle occurred. Eventually during the battle, an officer shot Taylor.

Cops recognized the officer as Brad Miller, a 49-year-old who has actually been with the department considering that last September and who has been working under the supervision of a training officer given that his college graduation from the police academy in March. The police statement said Miller had no police experience prior to signing up with the Arlington police.

He will be placed on management leave, which is routine in such cases. Independent criminal and management examinations, according to the authorities statement.

The shooting comes amid enhanced examination nationwide of police usage of force, specifically in cases involving black suspects. Taylor was black. The case resonated on social networks, with posts questioning the main account that Taylor was committing a burglary and asking why there was no video of the altercation. By Friday night, #ChristianTaylor was trending on Twitter.

Taylor’s fantastic uncle, Clyde Fuller of Grand Prairie, Texas, explained Taylor as “a good kid” and stated he didn’t believe that Taylor was aiming to commit a criminal activity.

“They say he’s robbing the location by adding in there? Nuh-uh. Something does not sound right,” Fuller told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

It was unclear whether there was any video of the shooting. Police Sgt. Paul Rodriguez stated Arlington officers have not been equipped with body video cameras, and cops said they haven’t discovered any car dealership security video that recorded it.

The Star-Telegram reported that court records it reviewed showed Taylor was sentenced to six months of deferred adjudication last December on a drug charge coming from a September 2013 traffic stop in which police reported Taylor was discovered with 11 hydrocodone tablets not recommended to him. The case was dismissed July 14 after Taylor satisfied the requirement of his probation. He finished from Top High School in Mansfield, Texas, in 2014.

Angelo State officials said they were distressed to hear of the death of Taylor, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound defensive back.

“We’re not knowledgeable about any of the information due to the fact that it took place away from here, however we ‘d much like people to know that we are sad and sorry for his family and friend,” university spokeswoman Becky Brackin told the San Angelo Standard-Times.

In a Twitter posting, football coach Will Wagner said, “Heart is hurting.”

Hockey player Paetsch pleads guilty to function in wagering ring

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In this Sept. 21, 2010, file image, Florida Panthers Nathan Paetsch (17) celebrates his objective past Carolina Hurricanes’ Jay Harrison (44) and goalie Justin Pogge throughout 3rd duration of a preseason NHL hockey video game in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Attorney William Hochul say Paetsch, who now plays in the AHL, pleaded guilty, Monday, June 22, 2015, in federal court in Rochester, to being part of an unlawful sports betting business. Part of the plea contract calls for probation, neighborhood service and 8 months of house confinement. He’ll also have to surrender $265,000.

Monday, June 22, 2015|7:36 p.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y.– An expert hockey gamer pleaded guilty Monday to being part of an illegal sports wagering company that took wagers from other gamers.

Under a contract with federal district attorneys, Nathan Paetsch will be sentenced to probation, 400 hours of local service and eight months of home confinement. He likewise has to surrender $265,000.

Paetsch, 32, played the last three periods in the American Hockey League. Prior to that, he invested part of 5 seasons with the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres, through 2010.

He was included with a gambling operation that took bets through overseas web sites, authorities said, putting wagers himself and getting credit when he recruited fellow gamers and others to wager.

2 principals of the operation, bros Mark and Joseph Ruff, of Connecticut, were sentenced this year to 9 years and just under 3 1/2 years in prison, respectively, after pleading guilty to unlawful gambling and other charges. A third guy, Paul Borrelli, of Rochester, is waiting for sentencing.

Paetsch’s attorney stated the player’s participation in business was minimal, and neither he nor the hockey gamers he introduced to the operation ever bank on hockey.

“With all the players, it was truly a group of pals having a good time gambling amongst themselves,” lawyer David Morabito stated. “But they didn’t understand that the individuals they were wagering with were a lot more significant individuals that were associated with a major gambling operation.”

Paetsch’s written agreement with the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, ends at the end of this year and the two sides are going over an extension, Red Wings assistant basic manager Ryan Martin said. The conviction will certainly not affect talks with the defenseman, he said.

“Nathan’s done a terrific task there helping us to develop our younger gamers for the Detroit Red Wings,” Martin stated. “He’s a veteran that played in the NHL. He’s got an excellent dedication to off-ice conditioning. He’s a great role model for those players in terms of being a professional hockey player.”

The house confinement and community service consisted of in the plea contract are not anticipated to disrupt his ability to play, Martin stated.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul stated Paetsch offered usernames and passwords for gamblers to put Web wagers and made plans for the collection of payments from gamblers in Canada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. He would evade bank reporting requirements by remaining deals to under $10,000, district attorneys said.

The charges to which Paetsch pleaded guilty, transmission of wagering info and structuring transactions to avert reporting requirements, bring an optimal potential penalty of 7 years in jail.

Although the plea contract requires Paetsch to forfeit $265,000 in lieu of a 2011 BMW and his interests in two homes, in Spencerport and Naples, Florida, the quantity that he won gambling was much less, Morabito stated, approximating it at around $26,000.

Morabito stated Paetsch plans to say sorry to his family, friends and teammates at his sentencing, arranged for Aug. 31 in federal court in Rochester.