LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hakkasan Las Vegas, the five-level culinary and nightlife mecca opening at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino this April, has unveiled the details surrounding its Grand Opening weekend, kicking off with a preview of the nightclub, Thursday, April 18.
The line-up for Hakkasan Nightclub’s first three weekends, including the Preview, Grand Opening and MGM Grand’s Fight weekend, consists of the premiere performances by resident DJs Tiesto and Calvin Harris, in addition to featured artists (in alphabetical order) Bingo Players, deadmau5, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, R3hab, Steve Aoki and Tommy Trash.
Grand Opening weekend will culminate with a star-studded affair Saturday, April 27, hosted in partnership with GQ Magazine and featuring a full set from Calvin Harris.

A 23-year-old man suspected of shooting another man over a debt has been captured in Las Vegas, police said Monday.
Officers contacted Colton police when they discovered his real name.
Police said Martin confronted the victim Oct. 8 at an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Washington Street.

LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The ethereal waterfalls of “Cascade” and “Wailele” framed one of the sequences performed by Cirque du Soleil at founder Guy Laliberte’s extravaganza at the Bellagio to increase access to clean water for drinking and sanitation around the world.
(During the show, when Lik’s art was projected onto the huge stage screens, several audience members could be heard exclaiming, “That’s Peter Lik!”)

Dec. 23–LAS VEGAS — If someone wants a quick study on Washington’s 2012 football season, all they’ll need to do is watch Saturday’s MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.
And when Boise State used a last-second interception to emerge with a 28-26 win over the Huskies in front of 33,217 at Sam Boyd Stadium, UW was left to ponder yet another 7-6 season.
Price had UW primed for a dramatic comeback when he drove the Huskies into position for a 38-yard field goal by Travis Coons that put the Huskies ahead 26-25 with 4:09 remaining, Washington’s first lead of the game.

Exempting financial institutions with consolidated assets of $50 billion or less from Basel III capital requirements is at the top of this year’s legislative and regulatory priority list for the Independent Community Bankers of America.
Like legislative priorities recently released by credit union trade associations, the ICBA’s list is heavy on regulatory reform.
Besides a Basel III exemption, the community bankers’ list also includes reforms to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations on mortgages and mortgage servicing, consistent standards in evaluating fair lending practices and examination reform.

Richard Bute’s effort to reunite the family in Tennessee received help from a large community of friends, as well as the Major Indoor Soccer League, Memphis officials and the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.
“My dad started a soccer clinic in Memphis,” Bute said.
In August, Bute was named president of Aid for AIDS of Nevada, an organization that serves 4,000 clients a year

He’s the guy in the black cargo pants, neon green shirt and the Cannondale mountain bike as his vehicle and there’s a chance that Lino Haynes will be the first employee who greets you at Red Rock Resort in Summerlin.
Haynes is among the hundreds of security officers at Las Vegas’ hotel-casinos and convention facilities who roam sprawling parking lots and garages looking for the bad guys while also offering a helpful greeting to visitors.
Hotels deploy security patrols on two wheels such as Haynes because it allows quicker mobility than two legs, and more adroit access in confined places than motorized vehicles.

A nonprofit credit counseling center has found success in Nevada with a lending concept used in Mexico, China and other parts of the world where access to banking services is limited.
Financial Guidance Center’s Lending Circles creates groups of people who contribute a set amount each month to a fund and each month one member gets the full amount to spend as he or she pleases.
“Basically, this program is designed to help low- to moderate-income people borrow money and build their credit,” said Stan Watkins, asset development specialist with Las Vegas-based Financial Guidance Center.

For now, we have a benchmark on Strip land values.
The sale by Boyd Gaming Corp. of the 87-acre Echelon site to the Genting Group for $350 million – roughly $4.02 million an acre – gave analysts an idea of what property on the Strip might be worth in today’s market.
For example, the former Klondike Casino site on the Strip’s south end had been valued at $15 million an acre at the market’s peak.

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