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UNLV Barrick Lecture Series Invites Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Oct. 3

What

UNLV invites Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and investor on ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank” for the most recent installation of the Barrick Lecture Series

When

Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV primary campus
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity

Details

The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide prominent speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.

Barbara Corcoran will share her inspiring rags-to-riches story and the tricks to success that led her to the top of her industry.

In 1973, she borrowed $1,000 from her sweetheart, stopped waitressing and began a property company in New York City called The Corcoran Group. Throughout the years, she parlayed that loan into a $5 billion realty organisation.

Now, as one of the stars and investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Corcoran has ended up being an in-demand media character and strengthened her position as one of the most successful realty business owners in America. The author of 2 best-selling books, she’s helped successfully release more than 2 dozen services, from garments to skin care to customized bicycles.

With her signature tell-it-like-it-is attitude, Corcoran will share distinctive insight on the value of management, development, and an entrepreneurial spirit in today’s service environment.

Tickets

The lecture is complimentary and open up to the public but tickets are needed. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and can be gotten from the Performing Arts Center ticket office.

The Carrying out Arts Center (PAC) ticket office is located off of Home Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway. Contact the PAC ticket office at -LRB-702-RRB- 895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac/tickets.

Phelps vs. shark? Audiences take the bait, and regret it

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Lee Jin-man/ AP United States’ Michael Phelps motivates his teammates in the final of the guys’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay throughout the swimming competitors at the 2016 Summertime Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017|1 a.m.

For almost 30 years, Shark Week has actually been a reliable way for the Discovery Channel to develop buzz for itself once a year. The public’s appetite for shark-based shows seems endless. And this year, the channel outdid itself.

The centerpiece was a match race in between Michael Phelps and a fantastic white shark.

Who would win? Would the shark stay in its lane, or head over to take a bite of the 23-time Olympic gold medalist? “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White” appeared to assure to address those concerns.

However when the race was broadcast Sunday night, the high hopes relied on dissatisfaction. The program appeared about as practical as a sharknado.

To begin with, it wasn’t exactly a race. Phelps swam alone, time trial design, in the waters off South Africa.

It likewise wasn’t exactly a shark. When the “race” was revealed, Phelps was matched with a computer-generated image of a shark, supposedly imitating a real shark’s speed. The “shark” even leapt out of the water at the finish line for a conveniently spectacular visual.

The show also faced the issue that sharks and individuals are not equivalent swimmers. Not even close. People, even superhumans like Phelps, swim no faster than 6 miles per hour. Terrific white sharks struck 25 mph. Phelps was offered a monofin, which let him swim faster than his world-record times.

But he still wasn’t going to come anywhere near the shark’s leading speed. This certainly appeared like a stumbling block for an interspecies race.

Earlier in the program, researchers enticed a shark with a fake seal to time its speed over 100 meters in a straight line. Easily, the time they created was in the range of Phelps’ speed.

“I believe we did our best to attempt to make it as close as we could,” Phelps acknowledged to Home entertainment Weekly.

When it comes to the race format, it is unclear if people anticipated to in fact see a fantastic white in the next lane over in an Olympic-size pool. However whatever they wanted, they didn’t get it. The program left individuals feeling cheated, at least the noisiest ones on social networks.

“The whole point is to obtain individuals excited about sharks,” stated Laurie Goldberg, a spokesperson for the Discovery Channel. “The idea was, is it possible to get the world’s greatest swimmer competitive with a shark?”

When it comes to the shark’s speed, she said, “They are really good in bursts, however they don’t necessarily have endurance over a 100-meter race.”

And for those audiences who desired closer contact in between guy and monster? “We’re not going to risk Michael Phelps’ life.”

She included: “In the first two minutes of the program, we make it clear we were not going to make it side by side.”

Oh, the result? The shark “won” by 2 seconds. And Phelps demanded a rematch. Of course.

Shark attacks, pro web surfer survives on live TV

JEFFREY’S BAY, South Africa– Australia’s triple champion Mick Fanning made it through a shark attack in Sunday’s final of the World Browse League’s J-Bay Open, combating the circling around predator with his fists prior to returning safely to coast.

Fanning was paddling out to ride his very first wave when the unknown species of shark surfaced beside him, knocking the 34-year-old off his board.

“I was just sitting there and I felt something simply get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking aiming to get it away,” Fanning, nicknamed ‘White Lightning,” told Fox Sports. “I punched him in the back”.

“I immediately just jumped away. It kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth.”

After the shark obviously swam away, the shaken three-time world champ headed in the direction of the beach and was gotten by a support craft.

The incident, which was relayed on live TELEVISION, led to the cancellation of the final against compatriot Julian Wilson.

“We are extremely grateful that nobody was seriously hurt today,” the World Surf League (WSL) stated in a statement.

“Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying circumstance was nothing short of heroic and the quick response of our water security personnel was commendable.

“The safety of our professional athletes is a top priority for the WSL and, after conversations with both finalists, we have decided to cancel the remainder of competitors at the J-Bay Open.”

South Africa’s waters are amongst the most shark-infested worldwide. A swimmer was killed by a Great White shark at Albatross Point near to Jeffrey’s Bay in 2013.

Camp Lejeune Marine dealt with for shark bite off N.C. coast

Monday, July 6, 2015|8:20 p.m.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.– A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the previous three weeks, medical workers from Camp Lejeune said Monday.

Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital representative Raymond Applewhite told WITN-TV in Washington the 32-year-old Marine was bitten offshore at Surf City on July 4. Base spokesperson Nat Fahy said Monday that the Marine suffered lacerations to his right-hand man and forearm.

Fahy stated the patient was required to the Camp Lejeune medical facility by a buddy late Saturday night. He was released early Sunday.

Prior to the current attack, North Carolina had actually already set a record for the most shark bites off the state’s coastline in the 80 years where records have actually been kept.

Most of this year’s shark attacks along the North Carolina coast took place in shallow water. Injuries have actually varied widely, from an 8-year-old boy who had only minor injuries to his heel and ankle to at least two others who had actually limbs cut off.

Gov. Pat McCrory has actually said safety officials are looking for patterns in the attacks that might keep the coastline safe for visitors.