A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract Wednesday with The Boring Company, the Musk-backed enterprise based in Hawthorne, California. The company plans to construct a twin tunnel system running less than a mile (1.6 kilometer) long, which will include three underground stations and a pedestrian tunnel. Musk's plan, however, has been slammed by critics since it was first unveiled, with many questioning how efficient it will really be; so far, early demonstrations have failed to live up to the hype. Scroll down for video A concept design of the entrance to the Boring Company's express-route loop tunnel in Las Vegas. The plan was approved and awarded a $48.6 million contract this week after a meeting of the Convention and Visitors … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Boring Company awarded $48 million contract to begin building its underground ‘people mover’ in Las Vegas despite widespread criticism of the futuristic concept
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A security guard who accidentally had his holiday request forwarded to thousands of colleagues landed a free trip to Las Vegas - and a whole new wardrobe. Greg Heaslip works for the Arcadia Group - which runs brands including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and BHS - and put a request in to his line manager for some time off. But when the request was accidentally sent to 3,500 members of staff it sparked a massive social media campaign and #GiveGregTheHoliday became one of the highest-trending hashtags online on Thursday. TrekAmerica offered to fly Greg to Sin City for a holiday of a lifetime and various other companies joined in on the fun, offering him clothes, toiletries and luggage. The Arcadia Group said his holiday request had actually been approved before the emails had been sent. Meanwhile, Greg was blissfully unaware of the action because he works night. See how all the fun unfolded below. … [Read more...] about Mistaken viral email lands security guard Las Vegas holiday and dozens of freebies
OJ Simpson has been spotted at a Las Vegas nightclub dancing with two scantily clad blondes. Simpson, 72, was caught on video by another clubgoer as he boogied down at the Sand Dollar Lounge on Wednesday night. The video shows Simpson, who is free on parole for armed robbery, grinning as he shimmies with the two young blonde women. Fellow clubgoers treated Simpson like a 'rock star' despite his infamous legal troubles, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs for anyone who asked, TMZ reported. Simpson, 72, was caught on video by another clubgoer as he danced with scantily clad blondes at the Sand Dollar Lounge on Wednesday night Simpson was reportedly treated like a 'rock star' at the Sand Dollar Lounge (above) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kim Kardashian opens up about her last run-in with OJ... I'm A Celebrity: Caitlyn Jenner says 'there's no way Robert... Share this article Share Simpson was criminally acquitted of murder in the 1994 stabbing … [Read more...] about OJ Simpson is spotted dancing the night away with two scantily clad blondes at Vegas bar, before stopping to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans
Magician Criss Angel spent some time with his family at Disneyland amid heartbreaking news that his son's cancer has returned. The 51-year-old TV illusionist did the best he could to keep Johnny's spirits high as he shared a few photos from the happiest place on earth after revealing the five-year-old's leukemia is back. Angel appeared to be in a jovial mood as he toured the theme park with ex-wife Shaunyl Benson and their 10-month-old son Xristos Yanni. Staying strong: Magician Criss Angel spent some time with his family at Disneyland amid heartbreaking news that his son's cancer has returned In one snap, Criss hugged his son while standing next to his ex in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle as it illuminated the night's sky. The little one appeared overjoyed while posing with chef Minnie Mouse and a group of friends in another sweet photo. Angel shared a short clip of his oldest child bouncing in a crib as his youngest sat by his feet. 'How can he have anything wrong,' he wrote. … [Read more...] about Criss Angel spends time with family at Disneyland… after revealing his five-year-old son Johnny is battling rare form of cancer once again
Sir Elton John kicks off his Million Dollar extravaganza... and he'll be there for three years! By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 14:44 GMT, 29 September 2011 e-mail 17 View The bitch is back! Sir Elton John made a triumphant return last night to Las Vegas for the first gig of his new three-year stint at Caesars Palace.The five-time Grammy winner played his opening set of 16 shows scheduled through October, the first performances of a new show, The Million Dollar Piano.The remainder of the shows during the three-year run have not yet been announced, but the tickets are expected to sell out fast. Belting it out: Sir Elton John premiered his new show The Million Dollar Piano in Las Vegas last night Enlarge Backdrop: Elton plays his specially designed Yamaha piano on the first night Sir Elton said it was named after the instrument he will play during the show - a piano that took manufacturer Yamaha four years to build.Talking about the instrument earlier this year, he … [Read more...] about Sir Elton John kicks off his Million Dollar extravaganza… and he’ll be there for three years!