The Malaysian leisure and gaming company Genting began work in 2015 on the Resorts World Las Vegas complex, on the site of the city's famous Stardust casino, which was demolished amid great fanfare in 2007. Rick Velotta, gaming and tourism reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, said Genting have said the new resort will have a "modern Chinese" theme. Genting says construction will begin on Resorts World Las Vegas at North Strip May 5: http://t.co/FgHgmU7Ss0 pic.twitter.com/XblPkNjycN — Las Vegas Sun (@LasVegasSun) 23 March 2015 Giant Panda Enclosure Idea Abandoned "A rendering I've seen has a giant globe-shaped object that looks like a giant lantern near the top of onoe of the towers. They also abandoned the idea of having a panda enclosure on site in deference to animal rights activists," Mr. Velotta told Sputnik. "Genting hopes to attract a large number of domestic … [Read more...] about ‘Business Is Booming’: Las Vegas Prepares for $7 Bln ‘Chinese’ Mega-Resort
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The forecast was bad, but our guide tried to put on a brave face. "Don't ask me about the weather," he warned us, "In any case, the forecasts are always wrong. Meteorologists - what do they know about anything!" It seems they know quite a lot about the weather, since we enjoyed only one day of uninterrupted sunshine in the week we were on the island. It was uncharacteristically overcast for the time of the year. However, there can be practical benefits to cooler temperatures. I had been to Tenerife some years before when the weather had been beautiful, and I spent most of the long hot days basking beside the pool, or making the occasional trip to a nearby bodega to sample some of the local brew. This time, I was determined to explore more of the island. Our group, who turned out to be lively and entertaining company, was staying on the northern side of Tenerife in Puerto de la Cruz. Our hotel was called the Catalonia Las Vegas and my room offered a wonderful view of the … [Read more...] about Tenerife: Finding gold on the Canaries’ Treasure island
Comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania, and could face a hefty prison sentence of up to 30 years for the 2004 crime. Cosby was convicted unanimously after his retrial, which allowed prosecutors to bring a much greater berth of evidence and testimony against the man once seen as the American ideal of a father. His first trial ended mistrial last year when jurors could not agree on his culpability in June. Read more Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial Cosby has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations in the past, spanning decades of alleged assaults against women. The charges brought against him in the case decided Thursday stem from accusations by one woman, Andrea Constand, 45, who came forward to say that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his home in January of 2004 while she was an employee of Philadelphia’s Temple University. The comedian, who is 80, faces a maximum … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby: How much time will 80-year-old comedian and actor spend in prison?
Prosecutors prepared to hand over the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby to a jury for the second time in less than a year, calling Mr Cosby’s alleged deeds a “carefully practiced con”. Attorneys for Andrea Constand, the 45-year-old former basketball player accusing Mr Cosby of sexual assault, claimed on Tuesday that the entertainer had used his fame and power to lure women into situations he controlled – a claim five other women were called on to support over the course of the trial. Mr Cosby has pleaded not guilty. “She told all of you the truth,” Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said of Ms Constand. “She told you that the defendant drugged and sexually assaulted her in the same exact way he had done so many times before.” Read more Janice Dickinson tells court Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982 Mr Cosby's lawyers, meanwhile, painted Ms Constand as a “pathological liar” who … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby knew alleged assault victim was incapacitated ‘because he had done it so many times before’, court told in closing statements
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Bill Cosby retrial, Day 1: Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4 million in 2006 Opening statements finally began after a topless woman tried to ambush Cosby; she was identified as former 'Cosby Show' actress Nicolle Rochelle. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 36 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jayme Deerwester and Maria Puente, USA TODAY Published 11:03 p.m. ChT April 9, 2018 | Updated 7:37 a.m. ChT April 10, 2018 CLOSE As Bill Cosby was heading into court for opening arguments in his sexual assault retrial, a topless woman with "Cosby" and "rapist" painted on her body jumped out in front of him before being detained by police. … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby retrial, Day 1: Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4 million in 2006