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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

Strip Scribbles: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast is headed to Las Vegas

Adam Taylor / ABC Janel Parrish, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Michael Waltrip, Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture await results on Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, on ABC. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 | 7 p.m. Randy Couture on ‘DWTS’ Launch slideshow » ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars’ ” newest mirror-ball champion actor Alfonso Ribeiro formally announced on Tuesday night’s season … Read the rest

Las Vegas woman needs kidney

November 27, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — This Thanksgiving week, a Las Vegas lady is thankful to be alive.   She’s moreover thankful for her one kidney in that is hardly functioning, and the complete stranger who will donate a new one to her.   She hasn’t met in that human being yet. She’s hoping someone reading this will be her Positively Las Vegas story. Jennifer Stiles takes more than 30 pills a day. … Read the rest

Poker by Jonathan Little

November 27, 2014

The following hand took place this year in a $1,500-buy-in World Series of Poker event. The tournament had only been running for about 15 minutes. With a 4,500-chip stack at 25/25 blinds, I raised to 75 from the cutoff seat with Kd Jd, and only the little blind called. The player in the little blind was about 50 years of time old and seemed to play in a straightforward manner. … Read the rest

The NFL is now five weeks from the five-week postseason in that will determine its champion.  Betters in Las Vegas believe the NFL two-most favored teams to win the Super Bowl will be meeting Sunday in Green Bay. The New England Patriots are Bovada.com’s favorite to win Super Bowl XLIX in February.  They currently have 3/1 odds of winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The team they face Sunday, the Green … Read the rest

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Millions of Americans are leaving on Wednesday for their Thanksgiving destinations; some are hitting the road, while others are taking to the skies. We don’t necessarily get a lot of travelers flying in to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving, yet a lot of locals fly out. There are some delays at McCarran International Airport, and they’re affecting flights across the country both east and westbound. The … Read the rest