Las Vegas’ United Soccer League team has announced it’s first head coach José Luis Sánchez Solá, commonly referred to as “Chelis,” will lead Las Vegas Lights FC in its inaugural season I am extremely excited to build a spectacular team for a spectacular city. I am grateful to Las Vegas Lights FC for the opportunity to excite this city with the most beautiful sport in the world. Chelis coached Puebla in Liga MX in Mexico from 2006-10 and also was the head coach for Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA in 2013 The Lights FC will begin play in 2018.
The GQ ‘Citizen of the Year’ goes to Colin Kaepernick. GQ wrote in news release Kaepernick pioneered kneeling protests during the national anthem Now, dozens of other players have followed in his footsteps a year later. The protests garnered nationwide recognition, and even prompted President Trump to chime in: “This was work. This is work that he’s doing.” – GQ article
Meet your 2017-18 Runnin’ Rebels. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Qatar Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday after a woman found out her husband was cheating on her mid-flight. The passenger, who police said had been drinking, used her sleeping husband’s thumb to unlock his phone and read his messages. The woman then started hitting her husband, and since the crew were unable to calm her down, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Chennai, India, where the couple was kicked off the plane.
There are several ways to donate: — GoFundMe Direct Impact Fund: www.gofundme.com/HelpLasVegas — Online at www.NationalCompassionFund.org — By mail. Make checks payable to the National Compassion Fund Las Vegas and send to: — National Center for Victims of Crime, ATTN: National Compassion Fund Las Vegas, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036
The Hyperloop mode of transit was designed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk It has the potential to cut the travel time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles to about 30 minutes Cargo and passengers are slated to travel at over 700 mph “You take an autonomous vehicle pod, you put it inside a tube, you take the air out of a tube … then you use a linear motor … and passive maglev (magnetic levitation), and you put it in a horizontal line and it goes fast” — Nick Earle, Hyerploop One’s senior vice president of global field operations
Axehole has opened at the Neonopolis shopping center on Fremont Street. It’s the second ax-throwing range to open in the Las Vegas Valley this year. Customers pay $25 for an hourlong session throwing axes at targets. The original Axehole opened in Edmonton, Canada, three years ago.
Russell Westbrook will be staying put in Oklahoma City for a bit longer after he agreed to a 5-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder. Westbrook is coming off a record-setting, MVP season in which he averaged a triple-double. The trio of Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony will begin their quest to the NBA Finals on Oct. 19 against the Knicks.
Mexican freetail bats took up residence about 25 to 30 years ago at McCarran International Airport’s employee parking garage. They roost within 2-inch nooks behind concrete panels lining the southern end of structure. “They don’t fly in your hair, they stay away from the airplanes and they tend to stay out of your way.” There’s no official count of McCarran’s bat population, but they could number in thousands. The bats primarily eat insects. They’ve been spotted feeding on bugs flying around the light beam shooting from Luxor. “They seem to be doing quite well at the airport.”
Nevada’s first month of recreational pot sales raked in nearly twice as much money as other states. Nevada dispensaries made more than $27 million. Colorado and Oregon each sold about $14 million in marijuana during their respective first months of sales. “We came out of the gate like a shotgun.” Matt Morgan, CEO of Reef Dispensaries. Nevada’s first month of sales generated $3.6 million in taxes.
Whole Foods has become the latest company to be hacked. The Amazon-owned grocer said that customer payment information from credit and debit cards used at in-store restaurants was exposed to hackers. There is no word on which of the company’s stores were hacked. The hack did not affect those who shopped on Amazon.com or from the main-checkout.
Las Vegas police have busted a fake marijuana store. Elevate Medical Pharmacy never had a license to sell, according to police. Clayton Bernard, 36, was arrested on suspicion of illegally selling marijuana, a felony. Bernard told police that Elevate “had nothing to do with marijuana sales.” He also said he did not understand his rights because he wasn’t a U.S. citizen and was trying to start his own country. It’s unclear how long Elevate was in operation.
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Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria was quick to act after several Air Force Academy students were victimized by racist speech. In a viral video circulating on Facebook, Silveria addressed his cadets, saying “If you can’t treat someone from another race or different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.” According to CNN affiliate KRDO, the message “Go home,” followed by the N-word, was written in black marker on the message boards of five black cadet candidates. The academy reported it will conduct an investigation. “This is our institution, and no one can take away our values.”
“If we are going to places like Mars, why not Earth?” In addition to unveiling his ambitious plans to send humans to Mars by 2022, Elon Musk also revealed at the International Astronautical Congress in the South Australia that SpaceX is building a “BFR—Big [expletive] Rocket” that will carry people between Earth’s major cities in under one hour, starting in 2024. Musk said a journey from New York to Shanghai can be done in about 30 minutes. He also said that the cost per seat The “BFR” would contain 40 cabins capable of transporting 100 people at a time.
Royal Caribbean has canceled its upcoming Adventure of the Seas trip in order to use the ship to help the people of Puerto Rico. The ship is delivering supplies and will help evacuate stranded tourists and people in need. The ship will also stop at St. Croix and St. Thomas. It will arrive in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday.
A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park on Thursday injuring one and sending huge plumes of white dust surging through the valley floor below.
Climber Ryan Sheridan had just reached the top of El Capitan when the rock slide let loose below.
The slide came a day after a giant slab of granite plunged from the same formation, killing a British climber.
The last time a climber was killed by a rock falling at Yosemite was in 2013.
A highly speculative story linked UNLV’s Marvin Menzies to the potential opening at Louisville, but the chances of him leaving for the Cardinals are remote. Louisville’s Rick Pitino was placed on leave in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruiting practices. Pitino’s attorney said he was “effectively fired.” Midmajormadness.com mentioned Menzies as a possible candidate for the job. The site did not say Louisville is interested in Menzies or if he would consider leaving UNLV to take over the Cardinals. Menzies was an assistant under Pitino from 2005 to 2007. He is heading into his 2nd season at UNLV.
AJ Hanagata and Ryan Sidor opened Aces and Arrows, a store and 22-lane range, in August. Sidor, who’s lived in the valley for over 10 years, said a small but loyal local archery community exists. “When you’re passionate, it shows,” Hanagata said. “We’re cultivating a community of our own.”
On October 14, 2017 the AgeWell Expo comes to Cashman Center AgeWell Expo is the largest free event of its kind for boomers, active seniors, family and friends! More than 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest in products, resources and programs. Twenty expert seminars on health & fitness, finance, home improvement, skincare, nutrition and more! Come meet Emmy Award-winner Vicki Lawrence! Plus, prize wheels and raffles throughout the expo! Vintage Porsche showcase staged by Gaudin Porsche Free shuttle service provided by Summerlin, free parking and free entry!
Las Vegas’ growth of new-home sales might slow in coming months, a new report says. But 2017 should still be seen as a “very good year.” Home Builders Research says almost 5,800 new homes were sold in Clark County this year through August. That’s up 19 percent from the same period last year. The report says 2017 should be “remembered as a possible turning point” for the market.
HBO revealed to ‘PEOPLE’ that Louis-Dreyfus learned of her diagnosis one day after the Emmys. Louis-Dreyfus wrote Louis-Dreyfus, famous for playing Elaine on ‘Seinfeld,’ just won her sixth Best Actress Emmy in-a-row for her role on “Veep.” She didn’t disclose any more info
on her diagnosis.
Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died. He was 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night surrounded by family. Founding the magazine in 1953, Hefner built a brand that defined the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century. For decades, he was the pipe-smoking, silk-pajama-wearing center of a constant fantasy party at Playboy mansions.
For a 6th straight month, McCarran International Airport logged more than 4 million airline passengers. The numbers are from August, the Clark County Aviation Department reported. More than 4.24 million airline passengers arrived or departed from the nation’s 8th-busiest airport last month. That’s a 3.6 percent jump from the same period in 2016, a spokeswoman said. County aviation director Rosemary Vassiliadis has said she believes McCarran will set a record this year. The current record of 47.8 million airline passengers was set in 2007.
1.2 million Nevadans affected by the Equifax data breach and 143 million Americans credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers were accessed The breach was discovered July 29
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Deborah Lippis resigned last week. Lippis, who served for 25 years, has not given a reason for her resignation. Her latest term was up in 2019. Clark County commissioners can either appoint a replacement or hold a special election to fill the judge’s seat. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown wants to swiftly appoint a replacement. But only if the appointee won’t run for election in 2018.
For the Golden Knights, home isn’t where the wins are. At least not yet. the Los Angeles Kings ruined the Knights’ debut in T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, winning 3-2 in front of an announced preseason crowd of 17,101. “I was happy going into overtime 2-2,” Golden Knights goalie Calvin Pickard said. “But anything can happen in overtime, and they got one.” “I thought our guys created chances,” Gallant said. “We’re still trying to see who works best with who.”
The Blackstone Group has completed its purchase of World Market Center. Fireside Investments partnered with Blackstone on the deal, which was unveiled in July. It is huge — spanning 5.4 million square feet. It hosts two industry gatherings per year that typically last a week and draw 45,000 attendees each. It opened in 2005 with one building. It expanded in 2007 with a second building and grew again in 2008 with a third.
Say goodbye to the 140 character limit because Twitter is doubling up to 280! Twitter wants you to use the site more frequently without constricting how much you want to say. Twitter in blog post The move comes after Twitter released a feature that lets users post photos and gifs without taking up the character limit.
Looks like some Texas houses wont be getting fixed up anymore. The hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” just announced it is ending after this season. The hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, made the announcement on their website. It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with.