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23 Mar 19
The Profound Bartender

One Time With God NB: The following is a story of fiction and fantasy. This is a story with two beginnings. The first is In The Beginning when God said, “Let there be light”. That story goes from there to Adam and Eve, then to the Old Testament with that whole story, onto the life […]

23 Mar 19
Las Vegas Portfolio

Rico Medina and Thomas Chee Rico Medina Mayor of San Bruno, California Former Vice Mayor, Councilman Tau Kappa Epsilon TKE Founding Father Tau Kappa Epsilon President at San Francisco State University SFSU City of San Bruno website https://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/gov/elected_officials/mayor_rico_e_medina.htm#

23 Mar 19
Grant Jamison Writes

A week ago (March 15, 2019) in Christchurch, New Zealand, a mass shooting occurred at the two Christchurch mosques where 50 were killed. Following the attacks, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has already made it clear that there will be gun reform not even 72 hours after the attack. It is crazy how swiftly […]

23 Mar 19
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It can cause a major distraction for one to have space in his or her teeth that should be filled with one. There is a lot of effects that will be caused by the lack of teeth in your mouth and so you should try your level best to have it refilled. Although it is […]

23 Mar 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1624406-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1624406-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1624406-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1624406-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco People arrive for an after-school event at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco The text message that Akiko Cooks got from her cousin on Monday night chilled her soul. It linked to an Instagram post featuring a photo of her 15-year-old son and a caption hat used used a racial epithet to describe him and other African-American students. It also included an explicit threat stating that “I just wanna go Columbine pt 2.” The account was focused on Arbor View High School in northwest Las Vegas, and used a racial slur as part of its name. It included other photos of black students at the school with offensive captions and ominously stated that “I need to cleanse the hallways.” The response from Cooks’ son — who hasn’t been back to school since the threats surfaced — was heartbreaking. “What did I do?” he asked his mom. “It’s because I’m black?” “No child is supposed to have to process that,” Cooks told the Review-Journal this week. “I think him seeing his face attached to these threats, it did something to him. It really did something to him.” The incident, which led to the arrest of two Arbor View students and the citation of a third, didn’t happen in a vacuum. Earlier this year, a “White Student Union” poster was placed throughout the school mocking its Black Student Union, according to community members, students and parents. They also said they’ve seen a few students displaying Confederate flags on their cars. And the racial tension is not confined to Arbor View. Angela Lee said kids at Shadow Ridge High School called her son a racial slur when he was a freshman there. Recently someone spray-painted the “N” word on a lamp post outside the school. (Someone tried to remove it but, much like racism today, it’s still visible). When I saw the Arbor View posts, I was initially shocked. But then I took a step back and realized that I wasn’t. Why? Because of the comments I get on stories I write about students of color. At this point in my career, they’re like background noise. I’ve gotten so used to it that I don’t give it a second thought. When I wrote about the student achievement gap between black students and their peers, for example, I got this as part of a response: “Somewhere along the line blacks need to stop blaming everyone but themselves for their plight.” I could go on, but I’ll spare you. The difference here, of course, is that the Arbor View incident involved an actual threat. That prompted senior D.J. Terrell, who is black, to stay home on Tuesday, along with about 10 friends, most of whom also are African-American. He said he wanted to attend classes but his mother forced him to stay home. Now all he wants to do is make it across the graduation stage in two months. “They say that Arbor View is one of the best schools,” said Terrell. “But yeah, if there’s stuff like this going on, no it’s not.” Both the NAACP local branch and the Clark County Black Caucus are calling for a cultural shift at the school and across the district. “Events of this serious nature do not occur suddenly or without warning,” the NAACP said in a statement. “This is an indication of a more significant climate issue within CCSD and must be immediately addressed within the African-American community.” The question of the hour: How will the district tackle this issue? But perhaps we should also be asking, how will the community respond? Cooks said her son has been very quiet all week. She urges other parents to talk to their children about diversity and the importance of understanding other cultures. The stakes are high, she said. “While they were pointing cameras taking pictures,” Cooks said of the students arrested for the threats, “it could’ve been a gun, and they could’ve actually followed through.” Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4630. Follow @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter. On Education appears every other Saturday.
23 Mar 19
Ignazio DeCandia , REALTOR, GREEN, MRP

Another news update from LVJR. and contact me Ignazio Decandia. for your next home. Ralenkotter sought police substation funds amid Metro probe of LVCVA – Rossi Ralenkotter, the former CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, pushed for $10 million in tourism funds for a police substation expansion while police were investigating the […]

23 Mar 19
Ignazio DeCandia , REALTOR, GREEN, MRP

Another news update from LVJR. and contact me Ignazio Decandia. for your next home. Las Vegas homebuilders see big jump in sales in February – After a sharp drop in sales in January, Las Vegas homebuilders last month did a 180 and booked a big jump in deals, a new report shows. http://ow.ly/17mO50nRSeO

23 Mar 19
Ignazio DeCandia , REALTOR, GREEN, MRP

Another news update from LVJR. and contact me Ignazio Decandia. for your next home. Some Las Vegas resorts cutting fees as visitation declines – After seeing visitation to Las Vegas fall to a four-year low in 2018, some properties are scaling back their fees or offering “no-resort-fee” promotions during slow booking periods. http://ow.ly/KWH750nRSeN

23 Mar 19
Ignazio DeCandia , REALTOR, GREEN, MRP

Another news update from LVJR. and contact me Ignazio Decandia. for your next home. Smith & Wollensky hiring for new Las Vegas Strip restaurant – Smith & Wollensky is gearing up for its return to the Las Vegas Strip by hosting a job fair to staff its new location. http://ow.ly/aGmE50nRSeP

23 Mar 19
Andrew's Blog

While I was looking at schools, my father and I took a road trip south to visit colleges, including Wake Forest, and we stayed at a hotel attached to a Native American casino. My father asked me if I wanted to walk in just for a peak to see what the casino was like. I […]

23 Mar 19
AVNation

NEC reveals new UHD/4K digital signage display ahead of DSE 2019.

23 Mar 19
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23 Mar 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1624397-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1624397-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1624397-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1624397-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on a mission to lure Jewish voters from their traditional home in the Democratic Party and into the loving arms of the GOP. Trump is taking advantage of a vocal faction in the Democratic Party that has become increasingly critical of Israel. The liberal group Moveon.org recently called on Democratic presidential hopefuls to boycott a meeting of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee because it employs “anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric.” Five top candidates have announced they will not attend the AIPAC confab, which begins Sunday. Trump seized on the story to tell reporters Friday he believes Democrats are “anti-Jewish.” On Twitter, Trump has touted “Jexodus” — a term that melds Jewish and exodus — as a movement that can draw Jewish voters toward Republicans who “are waiting with open arms.” A door opened, some Republicans maintain, with the election of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Muslim and a Somali immigrant. Omar has had to contend with a 2012 tweet in which she denounced “the evil doings of Israel,” a recent tweet in which she claimed congressional support for Israel was “all about the benjamins,” and remarks about “the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Democrats counter that the ties between Jews and the Democratic Party are too strong to fray. In a statement, Jewish Democratic Council of America Executive Director Halie Soifer responded that to the contrary, “Republicans have lost support among Jewish voters since President Trump took office.” Shifting polls According to exit polling, Trump garnered 24 percent of the Jewish vote in 2016, while Jewish support for GOP candidates fell to 17 percent in 2018. Sam Nunberg, an adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign, argued that the lower number is more a function of the fact that midterm elections turn out base voters, and hence more left-leaning Jewish voters. But Mark Mellman, a longtime pollster for Democrats who crunched numbers for the Jewish Electorate Institute, released a paper in October that cited “substantial antipathy” toward Trump and Republicans among American Jews. Mellman estimated 68 percent of Jewish voters identify as Democrats while 25 percent identify as Republicans, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. To be sure, there have been some testy moments between Democratic leaders — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will speak at AIPAC this week — and newer members who are critical of the Jewish state. Omar apologized for early jibes at Israel, but not the latter statement about dual allegiances. The House responded with a draft resolution that condemned anti-Semitism. After sympathetic Democrats bristled, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed a resolution to go forward that generally condemned hate speech, without singling out Omar or anti-Semitism. Jewish Republicans saw the episode as proof the Democrats are drifting away from Israel. Trump makes his case “Terrified of offending their radical anti-Israel wing, Democrats are also watering down the resolution against anti-Semitism by turning it into a generalized condemnation of bigotry,” Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said at the time. To Trump, “Jexodus” should be a natural. He is after all, the president who made good on a campaign promise when he moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush made the same promise but did not deliver. On Thursday, Trump made a similar move when he tweeted, “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” It is a move likely to appeal to Israeli voters and U.S. foreign policy hawks concerned about Iran, and with the potential to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he runs for re-election on April 9. The Republican Jewish Coaltion proclaimed Trump “the most pro-Israel president ever.” On Friday the RJC announced Trump will address the group on April 6 in Las Vegas. Netanyahu will address AIPAC this week, and he will meet with Trump in the White House on Monday and Tuesday. Majority unfavorable Nonethless, Mellman’s survey found 76 percent of Jewish voters held an unfavorable view of Trump. While 51 percent of Jewish voters surveyed approved of Trump’s handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, Mellman told the Review-Journal “very few are willing to support him on that basis alone.” As for Trump’s decision to locate a U.S. Embassy inside Jerusalem, Mellman said, “That’s just not particularly important to them.” “If he thinks the Jewish community is going to save his political bacon, he’s as wrong as wrong can be,” Mellman said of the 2020 race. The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Brooks takes a longer view. In 1992, he noted, President George W. Bush attracted 11 percent of the Jewish vote. In 1996, nominee Bob Dole got 16 percent of the Jewish vote. The percentage crept up to 19 percent for George W. Bush in 2000, and hit 30 percent for Mitt Romney in 2012, before it dropped to 24 percent in 2016. “It’s gone from 11 percent” to a neighborhood of “24, 25, 30 percent,” Brooks told the Review-Journal. “We’re making sustained and meaningful inroads.” Small shift could make the difference Nunberg said that he agreed with Mellman’s belief that Israel is not the “No. 1 issue” for Jewish voters, “but they’re not going to vote for an anti-Israel party, they’re not going to vote for a pro-Islamist party, and that goes to a world view where Israel is the aggressor and not its neighbors.” Mellman argued that Jewish voters won’t be able to get past Trump’s 2017 remarks that there were some “very fine people on both sides” of a protest in Charlottesville, where white nationalists were protesting the decision to remove a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and a young woman who was counter-protesting was murdered. Soifer of the Jewish Democratic Council said that unlike Republicans, Democrats condemn anti-Semitic tropes wherever they originate, including Omar’s statement. Brooks recalled top House Democrats who, before the new crew of freshmen Democrats took office, supported anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, as well as the burning of American and Israeli flags outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Trump doesn’t need to win the Jewish vote to win in 2020. A huge increase in states like California or New York likely would not stop those states from remaining blue, but a single-digit boost or drop in the Jewish vote could prove decisive for Trump in a hotly contested state like Florida, which Trump won by a margin of 1.2 percent. Arnie Steinberg, a former GOP pollster and strategist, wondered if Trump was wise to crow about Jewish voters leaving the Democratic Party. “If you want to reach the Jews who generally vote Democratic, you have to understate and be subtle rather than this sledgehammer approach. It’s not credible to people in the middle who need to move slowly” and believe they decided to migrate on their own. The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian and Palazzo. The Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in April is scheduled to take place at The Venetian and Palazzo, and Adelson is on the group’s board of directors. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter.
23 Mar 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

(TrendHunter.com) An exclusive capsule that draws inspiration from the various aesthetics of the all-you-can-eat buffets in Las Vegas is released under designer Liam Hodges. The silhouettes are adorned with… More: https://ift.tt/2TSF7LZ

23 Mar 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1624393-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1624393-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1624393-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1624393-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, R-Reno, seen in 2017 in Carson City. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) CARSON CITY – Lawmakers Friday took up three bills related to strengthening laws and protecting victims of sex trafficking and prostitution, passing two out of committee to the full Assembly for floor votes. The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard an amended version of Assembly Bill 120, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, R-Reno, which would revise the criminal definition of sex trafficking to include anyone who benefits financially from illegal prostitution. The amendments clarified that bartering goods for prostitution is the same as receiving cash. A second change removed a broad section that could sweep up someone who indirectly or unwittingly facilitates prostitution and gets paid for it, such as a limo driver who gets tipped for driving people to a strip club. The revised bill carried testimony in support from law enforcement agencies and the Nevada Resort Association. The bill remains before the committee for future action. Two others were approved with amendments and sent on to the full Assembly: Assembly Bill 157, sponsored by Assemblyman John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, and 10 others, aims to strengthen how state agencies and some third-parties respond to help trafficking victims. Two sections of the bill were removed, one that could have required police officers who have not been trained in victim assessment to make spot judgments on whether someone is a potential trafficking victim, the other requiring certain businesses to post informational signs for a trafficking hotline or risk a misdemeanor charge and fines. Assembly Bill 158, also with Hambrick as prime sponsor, would let a judge absolve trafficking victims of certain crimes committed against their abusers when they were 18 or younger. An amendment there removed a provision that would remand an adult victim case’s back to juvenile court. Contact Bill Dentzer at bdentzer@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-0661. Follow @DentzerNews on Twitter.
23 Mar 19
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