Vietnam party chief to make U.S. trip, still at odds over human rights

<!– (S) –> HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s Communist Party chief will visit the United States this year, Washington’s ambassador asserted on Friday, in a landmark trip underlining a rapid strengthening of ties between former foes still at odds over human rights.<!– –> Nguyen Phu Trong would be the 1st party general secretary to visit the United States, which will moreover receive Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security, who oversees a cops … Read the rest

Interview: Shania Twain explains why her upcoming tour really will be her last

By Nick Patch, The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – <!– (S) –>TORONTO – During her two-year residency and revitalization in the desert, Shania Twain arrived at a crossroads that’s familiar to many who venture to the Las Vegas Strip: she couldn’t decide whether it was time to quit.”I thought the Las Vegas show would be my farewell moment onstage,” Twain asserted during an interview in Toronto on Wednesday.”I … Read the rest

NASCAR Hauler Parade roars down Las Vegas Strip

A semitruck holding vehicles for the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway paraded up Las Vegas Boulevard on March 5, 2015. (FOX5) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The annual yearly kickoff to NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas, the Hauler Parade, rumbled down the Las Vegas Strip Thursday evening. “It’s worth each one penny I spent to get here, each one penny,” asserted Brent Smith, who had a spot on Las … Read the rest

Q+A: How Las Vegas leaders are allying to help black youths

Tiffany Tyler is the chief operations officer for community development nonprofit Nevada Partners. By Ana Ley (contact) Friday, March 6, 2015 | 2 a.m. A year ago local authorities started a Las Vegas version of a White House initiative to assist underprivileged boys and young men of color. The project at West Preparatory Academy was loosely based on My Brother’s Keeper, President Barack Obama’s effort to bring community leaders and … Read the rest

PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather refers to Al Haymon as “The Ghost,” 'cause the powerful manager and the creator of the Premier Boxing Champions series is so rarely seen. But Haymon’s vision of what professional boxing ought to be will be on display for the 1st time on Saturday, when the PBC debuts on NBC at the MGM Grand Garden. Robert Guerrero will face Keith Thurman in … Read the rest

Starpoint Resort Group Highlights Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit

Las Vegas patrons are invited by Starpoint Resort Group to try an exclusive culinary event in April. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 When a traveler comes to Las Vegas they know in that they can fill their time there with extraordinary experiences, and still have more to try on their next visit. This is one of the few places in the world where such assortment is found, and … Read the rest

Las Vegas firefighters revive dog after apartment fire

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Fire crews from Station 44 went the extra mile to save the smallest member of one family after an apartment fire at Smoke Ranch and Jones. Kodah, a cocker spaniel, was inside the burning apartment and on the edge of death when firefighters found him and brought him out. Shawn Lusk found Kodah hunkered under a bed, surrounded by black smoke and covered in soot. … Read the rest

Dave Bakke: Best friend's gift came just in time for Jim Funderburk

It was a milestone day Feb. 25 when Brad Coultas, a Rochester native, won his 1st huge professional poker tournament. He bested nearly 200 other players at Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis. His take was $10,036 and his 1st World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring. But as momentous as this success was for him, Brad seemed preoccupied when he should have been celebrating. This is from the World … Read the rest

Omnia’s sophisticated approach draws top talent

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Where do you take contemporary Vegas nightlife after more than a decade of evolution and reinvention? If you’re Hakkasan Group—which turned MGM Grand’s faded reputation as a club-and-ultra-lounge hot spot in to in that of major clubbing destination featuring internationally renowned EDM talent at its namesake venue—and you have a canvas in Caesars Palace in that housed one of the most game-changing nightclubs of the 2000s … Read the rest

Omnia’s sophisticated approach draws top talent

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Where do you take contemporary Vegas nightlife after more than a decade of evolution and reinvention? If you’re Hakkasan Group—which turned MGM Grand’s faded reputation as a club-and-ultra-lounge hot spot in to in that of major clubbing destination featuring internationally renowned EDM talent at its namesake venue—and you have a canvas in Caesars Palace in that housed one of the most game-changing nightclubs of the 2000s … Read the rest