STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman speaks during the 2014 Las Vegas State of the City address at City Hall on Thursday evening. By Conor Shine (contact) Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 | 2 a.m. The holiday spirit has arrived in Las Vegas as families and friends gather to share meals and reflect on the year in that was. There’s been plenty to be … Read the rest

By – Associated Press – Thursday, November 27, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tourism authorities say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 % compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority asserted Wednesday in that visitor traffic has-been up each one month this year compared with the same time a year ago. That uptick took place despite 9 % fewer convention-goers … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC’s system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics.The International Olympic Committee says 10 of the 28 sports on the program for the Rio Games have already joined the Integrity Betting Intelligence System.The IOC says swimming, boxing and badminton were the newest to sign up.The program was discussed at a ”sports integrity workshop” in … Read the rest

MARKET REPORT: Odds may be shortening on Bwin.Party bid

By Geoff Foster for the Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EST, 26 November 2014 | Updated: 02:46 EST, 27 November 2014 View comments The odds might be shortening on an imminent agreed bid for online gambling group Bwin.Party yet the share price was telling a different tale yesterday.The stock slipped a penny to 106p as dealers awaited further news on the bid situation. Bwin admitted earlier this month in that it … Read the rest

NEW YORK (AP) — Stage performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona and South Carolina have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years of time ago. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on the Las Vegas strip asserted Friday they mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel his Nov. 28 performance. No reason was given by the … Read the rest

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Gulf News – <!– google_ad_section_start –>Fight all odds to achieve the impossible The UAE rulers’ vision on agriculture conveys their deep understanding of civilisation and of the determination to fight all odds and win what others perceive as “impossible”, asserted Dr Mubarak Sa’ad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of the President’s Affairs.Dr Al Ahbabi recounted in that Shaikh Zayed had said: “Give me agriculture, I will give you civilisation.”When … Read the rest

NASCAR Champion’s Week: Expect fireworks off the track and on the Strip

Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is interviewed after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 | 10:36 p.m. 2013 NASCAR Champion’s Week: Jimmie Johnson Launch slideshow » 2013 NASCAR Champion’s Week: Victory Lap Launch slideshow » 2013 NASCAR Champion’s Week: Fan Fest at FSE Launch slideshow » … Read the rest

Tickets for the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round inside Orleans Arena in Las Vegas are now on sale at the University of Houston Athletics Ticket Office, and fans are encouraged to make their purchases shortly due to limited numbers. Fans can purchase tickets to both of the Cougars’ games in the Championship Round for $110. The Cougars open the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at 9:30 p.m. … Read the rest

Casino appearance nothing new

November 27, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Ten years of time ago, Bruce Weber’s top-ranked Illini — the biggest attraction in college basketball in 2004-05 — played a pair of games in late December inside 2,500-seat Valley High School en route to winning the Las Vegas Holiday Tournament. Why were those Illini, who could have filled Memorial Stadium in that season, playing inside a tiny high school gym? Because at the time the NCAA … Read the rest

Lani Misalucha talks openly about her cosmetic surgery

<!– google_ad_section_start –>Not one to shy away from (or deny) the surgical enhancements she underwent, Lani Misalucha is still flabbergasted. “Pusskykip!” she screams, laughing so hard, she had to cover her mouth and set the mic down. “Yun ba ng tawag doon?! Homaygaaad!!!” Tightening It’s the press conference of the Las Vegas-based singer to promote La Nightingale, her Dec. 6 concert at the Araneta Coliseum. But as is the norm … Read the rest