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Taiwan leader calls on China to not be ‘source of conflict‘

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan‘s President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China not to be a “source of conflict,” and has pledged to boost the island‘s defenses against Beijing‘s military threats. In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to “make it indispensable and irreplaceable to the world.” China has been increasing diplomatic, economic […]

Bogota implores tourists to stop feeding pigeons

Bogota implores tourists to stop feeding pigeons

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On a bright Sunday afternoon, a group of government workers walked around Bogota‘s most famous square dressed as pigeons, with cardboard beaks covering their noses, as thousands of real birds swarmed overhead and left their droppings on stately monuments. Flapping their plastic wings and performing brief skits, they urged curious pedestrians not to feed the large […]

Las Vegas house prices reach highest level in 11 years

Las Vegas house prices reach highest level in 11 years

A “for sale” sign sits out front a home near the intersection of Lacy Lane and Alta Drive on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Bridget Bennett/Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas house prices reached their highest level in more than 11 years last month as sales totals plunged. The median sales price of previously owned single-family homes was $300,000 […]

Sports betting creates ‘electricity in the air’ at G2E in Las Vegas

Sports betting creates ‘electricity in the air’ at G2E in Las Vegas

Attendees of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), hosted by the American Gaming Association, fill the room during a panel titled "Changing the Game: The Legal and Regulatory Impacts of a PASPA Repel" taking place at the Sands Expo as the G2E kicks off its first day in Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal of the Global […]

SLS Las Vegas begins $100M renovation

SLS Las Vegas begins $100M renovation

The SLS Las Vegas Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) SLS Las Vegas owner Alex Meruelo has kicked off his $100 million upgrade of the 1,600-room resort. Management announced Monday that the casino floor, hotel rooms, pool and entertainment venues would be renovated or upgraded. Work has already started on the rooms and were set to begin Monday […]

G2E opens with a keynote speech on women in boardrooms

G2E opens with a keynote speech on women in boardrooms

Journalist Sharon Delaney McCloud kicked off the Global Gaming Women keynote address at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo with a discussion on the lack of women in industry C-suites on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at The Venetian. (Richard N. Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal The gaming industry has taken note of an issue in the boardroom: a lack of women. Sharon Delaney […]

New LVCVA head to focus on corporate governance among other issues

New LVCVA head to focus on corporate governance among other issues

Steve Hill became the president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, Aug. 14, 2018. )Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) ‘s Kyle Duffy, senior business lead for travel, presented a recognition to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to board chairman Lawrence Weekly, CEO Steve Hill and Yanick Dalhouse, R&R Partners‘ group account director for the LVCVA on Tuesday, […]