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Where I Stand: It’s 2018, do you know where your kids are?

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=” Image “/ > Gregory Bull/ AP In this June 13, 2018 file image, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mom as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, throughout the border in Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border captured the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only informs a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

. It is 10 p.m.; do you know where your kids are?

That concern, broadcast years ago on television screens from sea to shining sea, terrified a whole generation of moms and dads and woke them up to the real prospect that as the world turned, it altered.

No more could households leave doors unlocked and open across America. No more might parents send their kids outside to play until they came home at dark for supper without the smallest issue for their safety. No more might Mom and Dad trust those they always trusted to make sure their kids were safe and from harm’s method.

The world has actually changed. People have changed. And as that has actually taken place, the scrutiny and consciousness of parents has actually changed, to the point that security and security have ended up being task one. And two!

Through the years, however, as the nature of human interaction and the darker human instincts overruled decency and neighborliness, there has never been the slightest concern about the function of government in the battle to safeguard children from damage.

Up Until Donald Trump.

Today, there are numerous moms and dads– in varying degrees of migration status– who have no concept where their children are at any time of day. And, despite court orders to the contrary, that problem does not look like it will be resolved anytime quickly.

Who could have believed in the 1950s, as a brand-new generation was maturing with “Daddy Knows Best,” or in the 1970s when the next generation matured with “All in the Family,” or in the 1990s when the current generation was growing up thinking and dreaming about tomorrow, that just a couple of years later on the federal government of the United States was not only challenged beyond reason to inform moms and dads where their kids were however was likewise the culprit in the great American kidnap caper?

That’s right. Moms and dads don’t need the bad guys wandering our streets to threaten the health and wellness of our children in our own neighborhoods in our own cities and towns throughout America. Not when we have the federal government acting in our names to different moms and dads from their kids and refusing– due to the fact that they cannot, don’t want to or are unable to– reunite the kids with their households.

It is not a requirement for a do-nothing Congress to act in an ethical way to reunify parent with kid. Congress knows what the government has actually done is just plain wrong, however it long earlier delivered any moral or legal authority to a trumped-up excuse bordering on political incompetence. Individuals and their children– the most vulnerable among us– are being mistreated in great deals, and the executive branch (the president) is responsible. Failing to act makes Congress careless.

All that those children, their parents and the cumulative moral consciousness of the United States of America have on their side is a federal district judge in San Diego.

And all that judge has is a bunch of excuses from bureaucrats working for a president who could not care less.

If we ask today if moms and dads understand where their kids are, most of us can answer in the affirmative. However, if we ask our federal government where the children they have actually taken from their moms and dads are, the answers will not be as forthcoming.

An altering and more dangerous environment in the United States triggered moms and dads to make sure they knew where their kids were at night. An altering mindset in our government has now caused some moms and dads to question where their kids are all the time.

Brian Greenspun is editor, publisher and owner of the Sun.

Where I Stand: Is Trump a traitor?

Outlet Center Leasing Appears Strong Enough to Stand Up To 9 West Closures

Shoe and clothing wholesaler 9 West Holdings Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization filing this week focused the retail spotlight on the outlet center sector of the industrial property market. In spite of the problem that Nine West is closing all 70 of its shops, fortunately is that renting demand for outlet shop space has been surpassing availabilities.

Privately held 9 West’s filing seeks to restructure about $1.6 billion in financial obligation, much of it racked up when private equity firm Sycamore Partners Management obtained the company and associated brand names in the 2014 for $2.2 billion.

While 80 percent of Nine West’s sales originate from wholesale operations, it also runs 70 brick-and-mortar retailers – all of which it has actually now closed and is asking the court to cancel the leases on those areas. Sixty-seven of those areas remained in outlet centers.

The shop closures hit 2 openly traded retail property owners hardest. Simon Home Group (NYSE: SPG)will lose 35 stores. Simon owns and runs a portfolio of 91 centers through Simon Premium Outlets.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT) will see 19 stores closed out of its portfolio of 44 high end outlet shopping centers.

The shops typically varied about 3,000 square feet in size usually, which indicates about 105,000 square feet of newly uninhabited space for Simon and 57,000 square feet for Tanger.

That is a larger portion of space relatively for Tanger. Throughout 2017, Tanger regained 201,000 square feet within its portfolio. The 2017 amount is nearly double the quantity it took back a year earlier. Overall tenancy decreased from 98% in 2016 to 97% last year.

In speaking about his business’s 2017 results previously this year, Steven Tanger, CEO of Tanger Outlets, stated the REIT’s assistance for 2018 included half of the store closings that it received last year, which is back to our 2016 and 2015 levels of about 100,000 square feet to 150,000 square feet.

In his 2017 outcomes David Simon, chairman and CEO of Simon Property Group, estimated the REIT reclaimed about 1 million square feet last year compared to about 300,000 the year prior to. Nevertheless, Simon Residential Or Commercial Property Group does not break out its outlet numbers independently, so that overall includes its entire portfolio of 234 homes. Total tenancy decreased from 96.8% in 2016 to 95.6% last year.

Simon likewise said he expected space recapture this year to go back to 2016 levels.

Vacancy and lease signings have actually not been much of problem for outlet center operators, according to CoStar information.

Through the last 15 complete months, about 3.7 million square feet of readily available area was contributed to the CoStar database for outlet centers. Substantially however, more than 4 million square feet of available space was removed.

Vacancy in the sector is trending downward, and in truth, has actually been doing so for a couple of years– from 7.8% in 2013 to about 4.6% presently. Absorption has actually been exceeding even new shipments for the last 3 years.

In the past year, retailers signing brand-new leases in the 3,000-square-foot range have consisted of Columbia Sportswear, Go! Calendars & & Games, Mexican food dining establishment LaFrontera, Nike, OshKosh B’gosh, Rainbow Shops, and Zales Jewelers.

Tanger’s leasing renewal activity has actually held up pretty equally, nevertheless the pace of filling uninhabited area has actually decreased. Tanger signed about 440,000 square feet of brand-new leases in 2015, 384,000 in 2016, and 247,000 last year.

“2017 was a difficult year for merchants defined by numerous insolvency and brand-wide closing statements, including 22 of our tenants,” Tom McDonough, president and COO of Tanger, told analysts in a teleconference earlier this year. “Confronted with these market conditions, we chose to execute short-term renewals for about 15% of the renewal area that started throughout 2017 to offer the flexibility necessary to protect upside opportunity, while accommodating our tenant partners and keeping high tenancy.”

A great deal of the short-term leases [one year or less] were with distressed tenants hoping that service would rebound, the business mentioned.

“While these short-term renewals will continue to affect our 2018 outcomes, seller sentiment in the leasing environment have enhanced significantly considering that our last earnings call driven by to name a few things favorable vacation sales boosts, enhanced margins and the tailwind current tax reform is expected to offer the retailer community,” McDonough stated.

On that very same analyst call, Steven Tanger added that, “We have actually been through this before. This is not our first downturn in the 37 years we have remained in the business. “In times of the cycle when underperforming brands have shuttered shops, we have actually taken advantage of those chances to improve our occupant mix by filling the area with fresh brand-new brand names that our shoppers inform us they desire in our centers.

“Enhancing the tenant mix in this way has actually traditionally increased shopper traffic, driven demand from other brand-new occupants and increased future renewal spreads and total occupant sales efficiency,” he included.

10 advertisements that stand out during Super Bowl 52

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Anheuser-Busch by means of AP This image released by Anheuser-Busch shows actor Chris Pratt in a scene from a Michelob Ultra commercial. Pratt, the star of the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchises, will make his marketing launching on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in a set of commercials for the light beer.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018|12:56 p.m.

NEW YORK– It’s Super Bowl ad time again. Marketers of all stripes are contending for the attention of the 111 million viewers expected to tune in. The objective is to be the most-talked about advertisement over the water cooler– or Slack chatroom– come Monday early morning.

From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s picturing of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 advertisements that are most likely to be spoken about. And if you’re not thinking about tuning it to enjoy the huge video game on Sunday, you can stream all these ads ahead of time.

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Amazon

The internet giant’s creator, Jeff Bezos, stars in this 90-second comical advertisement showing various stars consisting of chef Gordon Ramsay, starlet Rebel Wilson, vocalist Cardi B and actor Anthony Hopkins subbing in for the voice of Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa.

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Budweiser

Anheuser-Busch does without its typical Clydesdales and pups and rather chooses a 60-second advertisement that illustrates, to the tune of “Wait Me,” the company’s program to offer water to locations in requirement.

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Bud Light

The beer brand’s current ads have actually fixated a Video game of Thrones-like universe that utilizes the meaningless-but-catchy expression “Dilly Dilly.” Now, in a 60-second ad running in the second quarter, the brand name introduces “Bud Knight,” a heroic character who is ambivalent about assisting in a battle.

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Coca-Cola

The soda maker strives to include everyone in its 60-second ad: people of various ethnic cultures, someone in a wheelchair and an individual who utilizes the they/them pronoun are all shot at different places in Mexico clutching or consuming different varieties of Coke.

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Doritos & & Mountain Dew

The 2 Pepsico brand names have actually connected spots that reveal a lip-sync fight between Peter Dinklage, who lip syncs a Busta Rhymes tune as a representative for Doritos Blaze, and Morgan Freeman, who lip syncs a song by Missy Elliott for Mountain Dew Ice.

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Febreze

Procter & & Gamble’s air freshener takes on toilet humor with a 30-second advertisement airing in the second quarter. It purports to be a documentary about Dave, whose “bleep do not stink.” The kicker: Because your Super Bowl party visitors are a bunch of not-Daves, you may wish to take other preventative measures versus bathroom odor.

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Kia

The automaker has gotten Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler (who last appeared in a Skittles Super Bowl advertisement two years ago) to promote its Stinger cars. In the ad, he drives backwards so fast that he gets more youthful thanks to computer-generated magic. In a nod to marketing tropes, the ad likewise includes a subliminal message if you watch it backward; Kia helpfully supplies this version online.

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Michelob Ultra

The Anheuser-Busch light beer brand has 30-second ads in the second and fourth quarters starring Chris Pratt. In one he runs and does yoga while singing along to “I Like Beer,” a remake of a nation song from the 1970s.

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Pepsi

The soda maker recalls to its past Super Bowl marketing efforts with Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Celtics basketball gamer Kyrie Irving and Cindy Crawford in a 30-second advertisement airing right before the Justin Timberlake halftime show.

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WeatherTech

The maker of automobile flooring mats reveals video footage of its brand-new factory being built in a 30-second advertisement in the very first half of the video game. On-screen text reads: “At WeatherTech, we built our new factory right here in America. Isn’t really that the way it’s supposed to be?” It’s the 5th consecutive year WeatherTech has actually marketed throughout the Super Bowl that of its operations are in the United States.

Where I Stand: State of Union teeters on the verge

Arsenio Hall ecstatically returns to stand-up comedy at the Orleans

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Image”/ > Courtesy Photo Arsenio Hall is back on the Vegas stage Saturday in the Orleans Showroom.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018|2 a.m.

I’m in my early 40s, which indicates I was a teenager in the early 1990s. For somebody my age at that time, anything crucial that occurred in pop culture took place on “The Arsenio Hall Program.” It was a huge offer.

Among the most unforgettable moments throughout the hip late-night talk program’s five-year run can be found in June of 1992, when governmental candidate Bill Clinton tossed on a set of shades and played sax with Hall’s band. It sounds a bit goofy today, but Hall’s soaring TELEVISION scores helped present Clinton to a more youthful audience that assisted put him in office.

Hall, likewise an actor and comedian who returns to Las Vegas to perform for the first time in years this weekend, informed me about how he had another encounter with Clinton that was just as remarkable.

” He was going to a soccer game and he provided me a call– well, you understand, you go through a few people then he finally gets on the phone– and asked if I wanted to go,” says Hall. “I opted for him, and at one point during the game he turns to me and says, ‘Don’t you ever believe I forgot that you’re partly accountable for me being president. I will always remember.’ It was the coolest thing.”

Hall provided late-night TV another shot on CBS four years ago but only lasted one season. “When I left late night it was me and Johnny [Carson] and Dave [Letterman], and when I came back there were 9 white men called Jimmy,” he jokes. “However it’s all timing. Perhaps since I’m a comic I blame everything on timing, but that’s the word.”

Now he’s a self-proclaimed empty-nester, with a boy away at college, which has actually prompted a go back to the stand-up comedy arena. Hall is a distinct popular comic since he’s not actually popular as a comic. “I wish to do the things I never ever did as a boy due to the fact that I never got to hit the clubs and theaters and perform for people who come just to see you,” he states. “I stayed in L.A. since I wanted to be a TV star. This is a whole different video game and I’m enjoying it. I keep informing my representative: Always remember, I was not well-known the last time I did this. I played at Caesars opening for Patti LaBelle, and under her name in small little letters it stated ‘Arsenio Hall,’ and I believe individuals thought that was the name of the location she was playing.”

He’s planning to get around as much as possible, ideally consisting of return journeys to Las Vegas. “I utilized to believe in Las Vegas, it always appeared like individuals [in the audience] closest to you were provided tickets and they weren’t really fans, so I thought it wasn’t the best location for stand-up,” he says. “But I concerned see somebody work recently and now I believe that’s not necessarily real. People pertain to Vegas because they require a break for some factor, and I want to be that break.”

Arsenio Hall performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Orleans Display Room (4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-365-7111), and more info can be found at orleanscasino.com.

NFL gamer says he will '' be done playing football' ' if required to stand for anthem

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will not remain in the locker space or pay a great if the NFL makes a new rule requiring gamers to stand for the national anthem at games.

Mathews informed a News 4 producer that if a new rule is put in location, he will give up playing expert football.

Right after publishing the tweet, Matthews deleted it.

This follows NFL teams throughout the nation started kneeling or remaining in their locker spaces during the nationwide anthem due to the fact that of statements by President Donald Trump.

Trump has actually repeatedly criticized gamers and groups who kneel during the anthem to demonstration, saying that any gamers who chose not to stand should be fired.

Earlier this month, the Seattle Seahawks and Titans remained off the field during the anthem. This was the very first Sunday after Trump made his remarks.

After the game, the Titans released this statement:

“As a group, we wanted to be combined in our actions today,” the players said in a statement posted on the Titans’ site. “The gamers collectively decided this was the best strategy. Our dedication to the military and our community is resolute and the lack of our group for the national anthem should not be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”

Ever since, the debate between Pres. Trump and NFL gamers have escalated significantly.

It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally requiring that players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

October 11, 2017 Why is the NFL getting huge tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Nation? Change tax law!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

October 10, 2017 Since Trump tweeted about the NFL’s plans, they have releaseded a statement contesting the claim.

In a letter to NFL team executives that was gotten by CNNMoney, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league needs to “move past this debate” and the conflict “is threatening to erode the unifying power of our video game and is now dividing us, and our gamers, from lots of fans throughout the nation.”
Concerned about
how fans will react, and how that will affect ticket sales, the league is reportedly taking a look at the possibility of a new rule needing players to appear and represent the anthem.

NFL players were not required to be on the sidelines throughout the national anthem for games prior to 2009.

Copyright 2017 WSMV(Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Papa of missing girl, 3, forced her to stand outside when she didn'' t beverage her milk: Cops

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thought to be in grave or instant risk. (Family Photo/Richardson Police Department). (Meredith)– A Texas guy is accused of positioning his 3-year-old child outside when she didn’t consume her milk. Minutes later the young child vanished, according to an affidavit. Since Monday early morning, authorities are still searching for Sherin Mathews who is believed to be in severe or instant threat, KTVT reports.

The woman’s daddy, Wesley Mathews, told cops that he made his child wait a tree in the backyard of their home in Richardson, Texas at 3 a.m. on Saturday as punishment for not consuming the milk.

Mathews said when he returned 15 minutes later, the little girl was gone.

However, her parents did not report her missing out on until 8 a.m., police said. Richardson Authorities Sgt. Kevin Perlich told KTVT detectives are aiming to figure out why the parents called 911 several hours later on.

” Well, that’s the exact same question we had for the moms and dads is that a lot of time elapsed before we were really contacted, and why was there such a lapse in time?” Perlich said.

Police later on apprehended Mathews, who claimed to be the last individual who saw the 3-year-old. He is accuseded of abandoning or threatening a kid.

Private investigators questioned the mother separately, but she is not presently facing any charges.

Next-door neighbors and church members who showed up after an Amber Alert was issued on Saturday informed KTVT little Sherin was embraced from India.

Cops said the 3-year-old likewise struggles with developmental problems and has limited spoken communication skills.

Anybody with info on her location is asked to call police at 972-744-4800.

Copyright 2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights scheduled.

3 guys sought in heist of downtown Las Vegas taco stand

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Courtesy 3 guys are being sought in the heist of a central valley taco stand late Monday, inning accordance with Metro Police.

Las Vegas authorities are looking for 3 male suspects in the heist of taco stand late Monday near downtown, according to Metro Authorities.

Officers were dispatched at about 10:45 p.m. to the stand at 530 Las Vegas Blvd. North, near Gold mine Road, Metro Authorities dispatch logs show.

The suspects approached the stand pretending to be customers and one of them took out a weapon, cops said. The men ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown white, four-door sedan without any license plates.

Authorities explained the suspects as being black men between the ages of 20 and 30.

One used a black and white shirt, shorts and gray shoes, cops said. The second man wore a dark blue sweatshirt with red lettering, blue denims and a black head cover, while the used a gray tank top, a gray sweatshirt, and blue jeans with black under shorts.

The car was more described as having a spare tire on the back guest side, police said.

Anybody with info is asked to call authorities at 702-828-3591. To remain confidential, contact Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com

Will he or won'' t he? Cosby might take stand at sex trial

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Matt Rourke/ AP FILE In a Friday, June 9, 2017 file picture, Costs Cosby shows up for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Court house in Norristown, Pa. Jurors at Bill Cosby’s rural Philadelphia sexual-assault trial don’t know if they’ll speak with him in person when the defense begins providing its case Monday, June 12, 2017.

Sunday, June 11, 2017|3:14 p.m.

NORRISTOWN, Pa.– Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial have heard accuser Andrea Constand’s side of the story and have actually heard Cosby’s variation in the form of his authorities declaration and his lurid deposition in her 2005 lawsuit, however they have no idea if they’ll speak with him in person when his defense starts Monday.

Cosby’s spokesperson states maybe. His attorneys are remaining mum.

Specialists say the “Cosby Show” actor and storyteller could charm the jury but the risk would be substantial.

“He could be a wonderful witness. … He’s a star, and he’s a great actor,” Duquesne University School of Law professor Wes Oliver stated. “(However) he is possibly opening the door to a great deal of interrogation that they battled truly tough to keep out.”

Prosecutors desired 13 other accusers to testify, however the judge enabled simply one, an assistant to Cosby’s representative at the William Morris Firm. That meant the prosecution rested its case Friday, just 5 days after the trial started.

Constand says Cosby drugged and molested her, which he rejects. Cosby, who’s 79, could deal with years in jail if convicted.

If Cosby testifies and denies drugging and molesting Constand or anyone else, the judge may allow more individuals to affirm as rebuttal witnesses.

“It would be really bad for him for the jury to even begin to think about the other females,” Oliver said.

Not surprisingly in a “he said, she stated” case, the defense’s primary objective has actually been to attack the reliability of Constand and the William Morris assistant, Kelly Johnson. Johnson had corroborating proof in the form of her 1996 workers’ compensation claim versus the talent agency. An attorney who worked on the case recalled her account of being drugged and sexually attacked by Cosby and had notes to back up his memory.

The defense seized on a glaring discrepancy in the account. The lawyer’s notes say the encounter happened in 1990, while Johnson insists it was 1996, the year she left work and submitted the claim.

The defense had more difficulty trying to discredit Constand, a former Temple University worker. It hammered home the point that she was at first unsure exactly what month the encounter occurred and had routine phone contact with Cosby afterward. Nevertheless, Constand showed imperturbable, discussing that she needed to return calls from Cosby, a university trustee, because he was a crucial booster and she worked for the females’s basketball group.

Constand left Temple when the season ended in March 2004 and submitted a police grievance in January 2005 after moving back home to the Toronto location. She took legal action against Cosby in March 2005 when the regional prosecutor chose not to charge him.

Cosby’s four days of testimony in her civil case reveal just how hard a witness he ‘d be to manage. His responses, like his funny routines, meander from indicate point and veer towards stream of consciousness.

Asked to describe what he called an earlier “romantic” encounter with Constand, he stated, “The action is my hand on her midriff, which is skin. I’m not lifting any clothing up. This is, I do not remember fully exactly what it is, but it’s there and I can feel.”

“I don’t hear her say anything,” he continued. “And I don’t feel her state anything. And so I continue, and I go into the area that is someplace between consent and rejection.”

And the language he uses to describe his sexual encounters with various girls can be jarring. He talks in the deposition of “the penile entrance” and “digital penetration.” He informed Constand’s mother, when she called to challenge him, that Constand had had an orgasm. And he may produce tips of conceit.

“One of the best writers in the world, and I’m stopping working,” Cosby said when asked to repeat an answer in the deposition.

The defense could call other witnesses to try to reinforce its argument that Cosby had a consensual relationship with Constand, 35 years his junior. It has actually stressed that Constand went to his home numerous times, went to New York and Connecticut to have dinner with him and others and spent about 15 minutes alone with him on a hotel bed.

Cosby, who developed a wholesome reputation as a family man throughout his 50-year profession in home entertainment and was called America’s Daddy, told cops he held her in his arms that night but did not kiss her. Constand stated he called her to his space to get some leftover pastries.

The trial will transfer to closing arguments Monday if the defense selects not to call any witnesses.

The Associated Press does not typically determine individuals who say they are sexual-assault victims without approval, which Constand and Johnson have provided.