Las Vegas – Five County Fair Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:10:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Las Vegas – Five County Fair 32 32 Las Vegas theaters in ‘bidding war’ to host potential ABBA avatar residence – nigerian News 24/7 Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:10:59 +0000

ABBA would be the subject of a fierce bidding war between Las Vegas venues for a possible avatar residency in 2024.

The iconic Swedish group – comprising Benny Andersson, 74, Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also 76 – have just made a triumphant return, claiming a number one album with “Abba Voyage “, which presents their first new music in nearly 40 years, while they also won their first-ever Grammy nomination with the LP’s single,” I Still Have Faith in You, “which is in the running for recording of the year.

And although Benny and Bjorn insist they are done when it comes to more new music and new shows, it has now been claimed that MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are locked in a battle for host the “Waterloo Hitmakers” digital avatar show named after the recording in Sin City.

It has even been claimed that the ‘Money, Money, Money’ hitmakers could rake in nearly a billion pounds if they accepted a deal.

A source told The Sun’s Weird column: “There is a huge appetite for Abba’s new ‘Voyage’ show in Las Vegas.

“MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are desperate to secure it and have been locked in a bidding war over it.

“Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.

“Talks are in their early stages between the promoters and the Big Three casinos here for entertainment.

The word is that the major decision, aside from the money matter, is about the best fit for the sound installation and the creation of an intimate crowd.

“The dream would be for the series to move to the United States after its London and Vegas tour, it is believed that it could make close to a billion pounds sterling.

“Plans at the moment center on a suggested opening in 2024 that would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their victory at ‘Eurovision’ and the release of ‘Waterloo’ to the top of the charts.”

The “Dancing Queen” stars will perform digitally as “Abbatars” with a 10-piece live band next year as part of their “ABBA Voyage” tour, and Bjorn recently insisted that this guy together means the race could go on forever.

He said: “The abbatars never tire. They can do 10 shows a day. No private jets. No riders. No worries about the voices. “

The “Thank You For The Music” hitmakers teamed up with an 850-person team from Industrial Light & Magic – the company founded by George Lucas – to create digital versions of themselves for the gig, using months of motion capture and performance techniques. .

The “Voyage” concert experience kicks off on May 27, 2022 at the ABBA Arena, a state-of-the-art 3,000-seat arena located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Flood watches issued in the recently damaged Northwest Sat, 27 Nov 2021 20:19:00 +0000

Updated 16 minutes ago

Washington residents braced for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the northwest, which suffered heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month.

Flood watches were issued for much of western and north-central Washington for the weekend, and the National Weather Service warned that flooding was possible through Sunday in the northwest from Washington.

Heavy rains and river flooding were also expected over the weekend in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.

“We expect rivers to increase and possible flooding in some places by tomorrow morning,” Gary Schneider, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s office in Seattle, said Saturday morning. “At the moment, there is no river flooding in progress.”

Schneider said if flooding were to occur, it would likely occur on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Forecasters say an atmospheric river – a huge moisture plume spanning the Pacific and into the northwest – could bring up to 7.6 centimeters (3 inches) of rain in some areas affected by recent floods.

The state still assesses the damage caused by the last atmospheric rivers at millions of dollars.

In Whatcom County in northwest Washington state, officials said damage costs could reach $ 50 million.

The latest flooding has closed the Canada-U.S. Border in the small town of Sumas and three bridges in Bellingham, with landslides blocking Interstate 5 south of Bellingham.

This weekend’s atmospheric riverine event is not expected to be as “severe” as it was earlier this month, Schneider said.

“It will still be a pretty decent rain event, but (the floods earlier this month) was kind of a historic event. So we don’t expect a repeat of this, ”said Schneider.

Meteorologists predict that the rain will subside on Sunday and that Monday should be relatively dry.


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What did Jon Gruden say to Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr? Fri, 26 Nov 2021 03:49:00 +0000

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A message from former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden earlier in the season was still on Derek Carr’s mind on Thanksgiving Day.

The message was simple: “be aggressive”.

Carr was aggressive in the Raiders’ 36-33 win over the Cowboys behind Daniel Carlson’s winning 29-yard field goal in overtime.

“Gruden used to tell me ‘don’t take your arm out of the game’,” Carr said. “‘When we call these things, let’s tear them up.’ We’ve seen some things about the movie that will hopefully get us some looks and one-on-one on the pitch. We were able to find some of them on an explosive day. (Cowboys) don’t give up a lot of them. We performed at such a high standard.

Carr finished the game completing 24 of 39 for 373 yards and a touchdown for a 101.8 quarterback. The Raiders are now 5-0 when Carr throws over 300 yards.

He also became the first quarterback in Raiders history to pass 30,000 yards.

Las Vegas improved to 6-5 after dropping three straight games in what was a must-see to keep their playoff hopes alive in a tight AFC race.

Even Carr couldn’t expire in the game in which the Raiders led by up to 11 points in the third quarter after a one-yard run from Marcus Mariota.

But the Cowboys continued to retreat before leveling the game after a touchdown and a two-point conversion to send the game into overtime.

The Raiders’ defense has done its part by forcing the Cowboys into overtime.

Las Vegas took over and used a pass inference call on the Cowboys to put the Raiders on the Dallas 24-yard line. Three games later which included three penalties, Carlson scored the field goal to give the victory to the Raiders.

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Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson is congratulated by Jermaine Eluemunor, AJ Cole and others after Carlson scored a winning basket in overtime during an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas , Thursday, November 25, 2021. Ron Jenkins PA

“I can’t breathe out in the game, especially with this one today how tight it was,” Carr said. “I can’t breathe out. Win or lose, whether it’s good or bad, I have to stay in the moment.

Great moment in the game

DeSean Jackson notched his first touchdown as a Raider when he caught a 56-yard pass from Carr for a 6-0 lead in the first quarter.

Jackson told Rich Bisaccia after the game he was happy to contribute.

“It’s fun to throw the ball at him,” Carr said. “We played this game and it’s exciting. It’s obviously exciting for him to see how his first capture went on his debut with Raider (fumble). He came big for us on crucial descents and distances. “

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson sprints to the end zone after catching a pass for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Michael ainsworth PA

Jackson signed with the Raiders two weeks ago.

This story was originally published November 25, 2021 7:49 pm.

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NM meets UAB at Las Vegas Invitational Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:11:29 +0000

New Mexico (4-1) vs. UAB (4-1)

Las Vegas Invitational, Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico and UAB will tackle this at the Las Vegas Invitational. UAB won an 86-41 victory over Alabama A&M on Sunday, while New Mexico won easily 88-63 over western New Mexico on Monday.

INTENSIFICATION: UAB’s Quan Jackson averaged 14.8 points, four rebounds and 2.6 steals while Jordan Walker averaged 13.6 points and 4.2 assists. For the Lobos, Jamal Mashburn Jr. averages 18.4 points while Gethro Muscadin has 12.6 points and six rebounds. his last five games. He’s also managed 70 percent of his free kicks this season.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Blazers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Lobos. UAB have 46 assists on 90 field goals (51.1%) in their three previous outings while New Mexico have collected assists on 41 of 91 field goals (45.1% ) in their last three games.

STINGY DEFENSE: UAB has forced its opponents to commit turnovers on 30.1% of all possessions this year, the sixth highest rate among any Division I teams.


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]]> Rittenhouse verdict comes amid gun-laden landscape Mon, 22 Nov 2021 20:17:00 +0000

Updated 12 minutes ago

The upcoming verdict in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for shooting three men during unrest in the streets of Wisconsin comes amid deep political divisions and increased access to guns in the United States – factors which, according to some, could lead to more dangerous encounters.

The 18-year-old said he shot in self-defense, killing two men and injuring a third, after being attacked during a night of racial injustice protests in Kenosha in the summer of 2020. But Prosecutors say Rittenhouse set the death chain of events in motion by traveling from his home in neighboring Illinois and arming himself with an AR-type semi-automatic rifle.

While legal experts have said the details give Rittenhouse a strong case for self-defense, some are concerned about the broader signal an acquittal could send. The jury that heard the case deliberated for a whole day on Tuesday without reaching a decision; they come back wednesday.

“It’s easy to see how an acquittal could send the message that there is no consequence in showing up armed where you want to, and then when the going gets tough you pull the trigger and get away with it,” said Nick Suplina, senior vice president of law and policy at Everytown for gun safety.

The case comes at a time when many other states are expanding their self-defense laws and relaxing licensing requirements for carrying firearms in public. The U.S. Supreme Court, meanwhile, appears poised to repeal a tougher gun licensing law in New York City. The sales of firearms and gun violence have separately increased.

Those on the other side of the gun debate argue that armed confrontations will remain rare and point to political divisions rather than the guns themselves. “We’ve seen people express things publicly at events that are, quite frankly, off the charts these days,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.

Yet powerful weapons have become more widely available in much of the United States in recent years, a very different situation from the world where the American legal concept of self-defense originated hundreds of years ago, Sam said. Buell, law professor at Duke. University. The basic idea is that people can use lethal force when their life is threatened, but not if they are the aggressor. The question of who started a fight might have been easier to resolve in earlier times, but not anymore.

“This is kind of the very issue the parties seem to be grappling with in this lawsuit,” Buell said. “Obviously, the law does not have the answer. ”

The major change in US self-defense law in recent years, he said, has been the advent of “stand up to your feet” laws, which remove the requirement to withdraw from clashes before they do. use deadly force.

Although they came under scrutiny after high-profile gun deaths like that of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012, they are now in effect in more than half of the US states. . Wisconsin doesn’t have them, but three other states have adopted them this year – Ohio, Arkansas and North Dakota, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Also this year, six more states relaxed the requirements for carrying weapons in public by removing the requirement to obtain a license, the highest number from a year, said Allison Anderman, senior counsel for the group.

“In some states, it appears lawmakers are using the events of 2020 to expand people’s ability to threaten others in public with a gun and kill them and evade justice,” she said. .

Others, like Gottlieb, argue that guns may be needed for protection in places like protests where emotions are high and violence is possible.

Whatever the verdict in the Rittenhouse case, Buell cautions against reading too much from a legal perspective.

“I think it’s a big mistake for people to seek a jury verdict in a single criminal case as a way to resolve these issues in a society,” he said. “He can’t take that weight. No case can support this weight.


This story has been updated to correct the error that prosecutors said Rittenhouse traveled from his home in Illinois to Wisconsin with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle. Rittenhouse said he collected the gun from his friend’s stepfather’s home in Wisconsin.


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Vegas closes two-goal deficit to lead Columbus 3-2 Sun, 21 Nov 2021 05:53:00 +0000

Updated 29 minutes ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Mattias Janmark broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.

Vegas has erased a two-goal deficit with three unanswered goals and has won 10 of its last 13 since the start of the season 1-4-0.

Keegan Kolesar and Reilly Smith also scored for the Golden Knights, while Laurent Brossoit made 27 saves.

Gustav Nyquist and Alexandre Texier scored for the Blue Jackets and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 32 shots.

Columbus wasted no time scoring, as Nyquist’s deflection of Jake Bean’s shot from the point beat Brossoit on his stick 45 seconds into the game.

Texier made it 2-0 at 8:42 in the first when he landed a pass down the boards, ran into the zone and around Vegas captain Mark Stone, and slid the puck past the Brossoit’s skate for a shorthanded goal.

At 7:07 in the second period, Kolesar ended Merzlikins’ perfect streak in Vegas with 42 saves.

Smith tied the game early in the third period on a shorthanded penalty, entering the zone alone to beat Merzlikins for Vegas’ second shorthanded goal of the season.


Columbus: In Buffalo on Monday.

Vegas: in St. Louis on Monday.


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How to be a 5-star traveler this holiday season Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:56:00 +0000

Updated 2 hours and 29 minutes ago

If you skipped vacation travel last year (or didn’t travel at all during the pandemic), your travel skills could be rusting. In addition, some travel labels have changed.

Recent history indicates that this holiday travel season will be tough, as evidenced by the chaos seen over this year’s summer vacations and weekends. More than 2,800 Spirit Airlines flights were canceled during a busy travel weekend this summer. On separate October weekends, American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights and Southwest canceled more than 1,800. All of these events were attributed in part to staff shortages.

While you may feel naturally surly when faced with a situation that causes you to miss a trip or forces you to pay for a last-minute hotel, bitter attitudes likely won’t solve things.

Being courteous can get you the preferred room, the last available seat, or a free upgrade. Plus, being proactive could make travel more efficient not just for you, but for everyone. Here are five tips to help you be a five-star traveler this holiday season.


You’ve heard the endless announcements at the boarding gate, imploring people to check their wheeled bags on full flights.

The sooner you check in your bag, the sooner it is loaded. If the last person to board is the one whose bag is ripped from their hands and sent to cargo, take-off is more likely to be delayed than if all bags had been loaded earlier. Fortunately, many airline credit cards offer free checked baggage, and this is also a perk often offered to elite airline members. So you might want to think about checking in your bag at the counter before you even go through security. Or, if you know you’ll be the last to board anyway, check it early.

When it comes to cleaning, many hotel companies only provide cleaning on request. Ask yourself if you really need it or if you can make your own bed.

The entertainment and hospitality industry lost 8.2 million jobs in March and April 2020 – an employment decline of 49%, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. While travel-related jobs are making a comeback (the airline industry added 9,200 jobs in October and the accommodation industry added 23,200 jobs), know that employees may be new and businesses may still be. lack of staff. If you use services like housekeeping, tip generously.


In some cases, technology can solve problems that you would otherwise need an employee for.

Use mobile check-in to view your boarding pass on your phone, no printing required. You can also speed up your security wait time with apps like Clear, which use biometrics and let you come to the fore. Some hotels may send virtual keys through mobile check-in, so you can skip reception altogether. Pre-order your meals online so cashiers don’t have to take your order.


A June letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland of 10 major pilots and flight attendants unions cited a “substantial increase and escalation in unruly and disruptive behavior by passengers on planes, especially towards members crew “.

About 73% of unruly passenger reports in 2021 were related to the mask, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The duty to enforce this rule lies with our pilots and flight attendants at 30,000 feet, and passengers who refuse to comply make our difficult tasks more difficult than they should be,” said Captain Eric. Ferguson, president of the Allied Pilots Association, a union representing American Airlines pilots, in a statement released in August.

Even if you don’t agree with the policies, respect the employees who must follow them. And understand that COVID-19 safety rules vary by location. One city can be more difficult than another, so don’t be surprised if your lunch break on the road is maskless, but you must wear masks during dinner.


Given the rate of unruly passenger reports, it may not be a coincidence that some airlines have suspended in-flight alcoholic beverage service. Even if you have a drink in the terminal before take off, drink and act appropriately.

Wherever you go, respect the personal space of others – especially during a pandemic – and remember that a little kindness does a lot in the service industry.


It’s okay to complain when things are really bad. Most travel agencies offer online customer service forms, and many use social media to handle complaints. Keep in mind that the customer service employee may not have the authority to resolve the situation immediately.


Sure, there are cranky or rights-minded people who act like one star travelers at airports and hotels, but it doesn’t help anyone to be that person. To have a five-star travel experience, first be a five-star traveler yourself.


This article was provided to The Associated Press by the NerdWallet personal finance website. Sally French is a writer at NerdWallet. E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @SAFmedia.


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Canadian packaging company expands to North Las Vegas Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:29:00 +0000

Evanesce Packaging Solutions Inc. on Wednesday announced plans to open its second U.S.-based manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas next year.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company manufactures sustainable packaging such as take-out containers and utensils that are certified as compostable and plant-based.

The manufacturer plans to hire more than 120 employees at its 114,000 square foot plant, located at 5445 E. North Belt Road, while investing $ 30 million in its first three years. He plans to begin operations at the facility in late spring 2022.

The company’s first plant is located in Early Branch, South Carolina.

CEO and founder Douglas Horne said in a new statement that support from the City of North Las Vegas and state officials helped the company secure a location.

“We look forward to serving our growing customer base in the Western United States and rapidly expanding production of our sustainable and made in the United States food packaging solutions,” he said.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said adding Evanesce to the city will help diversify the economy of southern Nevada.

“Evanesce is another big win for North Las Vegas, landing a forward-thinking company that will create good jobs for our residents and continue to reshape and diversify the economy of southern Nevada,” Lee said in a press release. .

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Vegas welcomes first British Airways flight since March 2020 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:55:00 +0000

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Monday marked another milestone in the return of international travel to Las Vegas.

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It has been 20 months since British Airways’ last flight landed in Las Vegas – not since March 3, 2020, due to an international travel ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That changed on Monday night with the landing of a flight from London Heathrow Airport, according to McCarran Airport officials.

Video from McCarran Airport showed the plane entering its door with an American flag and a British flag waving through the front windows.

Passengers were greeted at the airport by showgirls and “Vegas goodies,” officials said.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports that international travelers to Las Vegas make up about 15% of the total number of visits and spend on average 50-60% more than domestic visitors. They also stay a little longer.

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Rolling Stones’ No Filter Stop Brings Kinetic Energy to Vegas Thu, 11 Nov 2021 10:02:40 +0000

It wasn’t your father’s Rolling Stones concert on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium. Damn, it wasn’t your dad’s daddy’s Rolling Stones concert.

But it was pretty close.

The Stones – barely six decades after making music and hosting concert halls around the world – stopped by Las Vegas on their “No Filter” tour – their first gig here for two dates in the fall. 2016 at T-Mobile Arena.

And as they have done for most of the last half century and beyond, the Stones wowed audiences with their familiar blues-inspired classics including “Honky Tonk Women”, “Sympathy for the Devil”, “Paint it” Black “” Miss You “and” Start Me “. They sprinkled with a new tune, “Living in a Ghost Town”.

The “world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” but for “Ruby Tuesday” – selected by fans in a “roulette ballad” vote before the concert – stuck to their bread and butter .

Leader Mick Jagger, two years of heart valve replacement surgery and two years under 80, continues to challenge age. The voice of the Stones sometimes picked up and played guitar or blew on a harmonica. But at all times, he used the entire stage, which occupied the width of Allegiant’s southern end area and included a walkway in the middle that stretched about 35 yards into the audience on the ground.

He jumped, strutted and ran for most of the set, only leaving the stage briefly when Stones co-founder Keith Richards performed a pair of songs, “Connection” and “Happy”. Otherwise, Jagger was his usual high-energy self. His kinetic movements were matched throughout the night only his dizzying change of shirts and jackets – blue, black, red, pink, green, orange, purple, some plain, others dazzled.

Richards and Ronnie Wood, even as the lines of their faces become more pronounced, continue to prove their worth as royalty of rock guitarists. Wood played the chords on “Living in a Ghost Town”, which Jagger called the Stones song “lockdown”, and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.

As if the night needed more energy, Richards leveled up when he riffed the familiar overture to “Jumping Jack Flash”.

Wood may have had the nightgown: a yellow beauty with the words “Tumbling Dice” displayed in red on the right panel and accented by red dice on the cuffs. Wood, of course, revealed the shirt during the song of the same name.

But the night wasn’t just about the three remaining pillars of the Rolling Stones. At the start of the concert, a tribute was displayed on the four giant floor-to-ceiling LED video columns behind the stage with footage of the band’s famous drummer Charlie Watts, who died just under three months ago at the age of 80 years old. Ensemble song Jagger dedicated the night to Watts and noted that the North American portion of “No Filter” interrupted by COVID was the first time since 1962 that “we haven’t toured without him.”

Steve Jordan, who in addition to playing drums with house bands on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” and had a long musical relationship with Richards, set the pace for the skins.

Bassist Darryl Jones was solid and his extended solo on “Miss You” was powerful.

Sasha Allen, who provided backing vocals throughout the night, brought the house down when she performed center stage with Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” during the encore.

Jagger and Richards shared some thoughts with the audience on Allegiant Stadium, the newest and largest concert hall in Las Vegas.

Jagger, like many tourists, noted that he had yet to realize that the Allegiant Stadium was actually “in a place called Paradise.” Who knew heaven looked like this? Seven football games a year, Garth Brooks and the Raiderettes.

Richards said it was “great to be back” in Las Vegas. “A new seal too. Not bad.”

The Stones called it a night after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” their 19th song, after spending nearly two hours on stage.

It could have been short for the group in Grandpa’s time. But any night you can sing and dance with the Rolling Stones, it’s nothing but a win.

Rolling Stones Setlist

“Street fighter”

“It’s only rock’n’roll (but I like it)”

“19th nervous breakdown”

“Falling dice”


“Ruby Tuesday”

“You can’t always get what you want”

“Living in a ghost town”

“Start Me Up”

“Honky Tonk Women”



“I miss you”

“Midnight hiker”

“Paint it black”

“Sympathy for the devil”

“Jumpin Jack Flash”


“Give me shelter”

“(I can’t get) satisfaction”

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