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THE WEEK IN TRUMP TWEETS
FOUR NONPROFITS UNDER ONE ROOF Last Thursday, four nonprofits teamed up to open a new campus to provide wrap-aroundservices to Southern Nevada’s neediest residents. Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Multicultural Wellness West and the Just One Project will be housed in a 7,332-square-foot energy-efficient building at 4323 Boulder Highway. By being housed under one roof, the nonprofits save money on overhead costs, encourage collaboration and limit the chances of duplicating services, said Armena Mnatsakanyan, executive director of Lutheran Social Services. Before this campus, Mnatsakanyan said, a nonprofit would often have to tell a client that it doesn’t have a particular service and recommend a different provider. “We added more trouble to our client, more buses to take, more time to walk, right? It really hurts, and it’s really stressful,” Mnatsakanyan said. “It just makes sense to bring those services under the same roof, at least four to five main services they might need.” The $3.75 million headquarters was funded by a $2.9 million community development block grant by Clark County and more than 200 community donors. –Camalot Todd
■ Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU! (April 7)
Scotland’s Bobby Lammie delivers his stone during a World Men’s Curling Championship semifinal match against Canada on April 7 at Orleans Arena. Canada beat Scotland before losing to Sweden in the gold-medal match. (Las Vegas News Bureau)
MGM HELPS PRODUCE AN LGBT WEDDING ALBUM
■ While Security spending was somewhat more than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt has received death threats because of his bold actions at EPA. Record clean Air & Water while saving USA Billions of Dollars. Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK. Scott is doing a great job! (April 7) ■ Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price... (April 8)
MGM Resorts International is renowned for hosting concerts, and now it can claim to have produced its first record: Universal Love, an LGBT-focused effort with Sony Music that surfaced online last week and will see a limited-edition vinyl release April 21 for ■ Attorney–client privilege is dead! (April 10) Record Store Day. It features six covers of wedding favorites with the lyrical pronouns switched; participants include Kesha, St. Vincent, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and none other than Bob Dylan, who turns the standard “She’s Funny That Way” into “He’s Funny That Way.” MGM sees the endeavor more as an extension of its inclusive values—which has previously included Pride sponsorships, commitment ceremonies and helping establish a local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign—than an attempt to lure more LGBT guests. “The fact you are allies with this community ... I don’t consider that marketing,” says Phyllis James, MGM’s chief diversity officer. “But to this community, which has been ostracized so much, it’s a statement in and of itself. It translates into consumer loyalty.” –Mike Prevatt
1 THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK
TARK: THE MOVIE The late Jerry Tarkanian, who led the UNLV basketball team to national prominence, is the focus of a film project by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Shawn Christensen. Danny Tarkanian, the coach’s son, said April 6 that it’s too early to say who might play his father onscreen.
A chunk of Donna Tartt’s 2013 best-selling novel The Goldfinch was set in Las Vegas. She worked hard to achieve an authenticity of place— even living here for a while—and it paid off with a Pulitzer Prize. Now, the book is being turned into a Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios film starring Nicole Kidman, Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright and Luke Wilson. You’d think Las Vegas would be the natural choice for filming, but production is about to wrap in Albuquerque. Why? “It’s not unusual for films set in Las Vegas to be filmed elsewhere. It happens,” says Eric Preiss, director of the Nevada Film Office. He points out that Montreal often subs for New York City. “Why this particular production didn’t reach out to us? There are so many factors.” Everything from personal relationships to timing to state incentives comes into play. New Mexico offers 25 to 35 percent film tax credits, while Nevada’s are about 10 percent less generous. Often, Strip casinos will turn down filming requests because it doesn’t fit their brand. Meanwhile, the number of film permits issued here is rising each year. “We’re doing our best to attract as many films as we can,” Preiss says. “By virtue of it being Las Vegas, we get a lot of film activity.” –C. Moon Reed
2 RECALL EFFORTS FAIL State elections officials said April 9 that there were not enough names gathered in petitions to remove state Sens. Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro, both Democrats, from office. Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison’s private law firm represented the recall effort.
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How Sin City can lead the movement against sexual harassment Health & Wellness: Healthy condiment swaps Justin Timblerlake at T-Mobile, Jauz at EBC, China Tang and more Print: Reasons to believe in the secondyear Believer Festival News: What political parties are doing about sexual harassment Sports: A reporter gains an appreciation for polo—firsthand Vegas Inc: How to have an exit strategy from day one
WEEK IN REVIEW WEEK AHEAD EVENTS TO FOLLOW AND NEWS YOU MISSED
In danger of deportation Cecelia Gomez stands alongside her sons Ricardo Avelar-Gomez, 18, and Eric Avelar-Gomez, 13, as she speaks to the press April 9 regarding her recent 10-day detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. (Christopher DeVargas/Staff)
CONDOM COUTURE It’s like a challenge straight out of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Create a runwayready look for the judges made entirely out of … condoms? That’s what one set of local designers is doing as part of the Center’s efforts to support National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one in five new HIV diagnoses occurs in people age 13-24. Don’t miss these designers as they turn 17,000 condoms into moving works of art, all while educating Las Vegans about safe sex and prevention. Friday, April 13, 6 p.m., free, the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. –Leslie Ventura
ONE-PUNCH KILLER SENTENCED James Beach threw a sucker punch last April at Luis Campos outside a bar in downtown Las Vegas. The father of five, who was in tow for a wedding, died four days later from a traumatic brain injury. On April 10, Beach was sentenced to three-to-10 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
FACEBOOK COOPERATING On April 10, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed that his company was working with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Zuckerberg called it a mistake to believe that Cambridge Analytica had deleted user data it had harvested in an attempt to sway elections.
5 MCGREGOR’S BAD WEEK Conor McGregor, recently stripped of his UFC title for having failed to defend his title in 17 months, was arraigned April 6 on charges of felony criminal mischief charges and misdemeanor assault. He had sparked a backstage brawl at a UFC event in New York City. He was released on $50,000 bond.
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WHERE DO EMOJIS COME FROM? BY WEEKLY STAFF
Want know who to thank for adding that taco emoji you use every Tuesday? It’s the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley. The Unicode Consortium is the governing body that decides which emojis get added to the existing catalog—though individual companies get to design their specific look based off a mock-up. (This is why iPhones and Androids both have a “selfie emoji,” featurAccording to emojistats.org, which tracks usage of the iOS emoji and ing an arm holding up a smartphone, but on the iPhone version the sticker keyboard EmojiXpress, these are the most-used emojis: sleeve of the shirt is purple and on the Android version it’s blue.) (Numbers pulled from While they might garner the most attention, emojis represent only a emojistats.org on April 10) small portion of what the consortium does. The mostly volunteer-run group is also responsible for standardization of non-alphabetic systems of writing—think Chinese characters, Cyrillic letters, etc. Those characters make up the vast majority of their offerings.
MOST POPULAR EMOJIS
EMOJIS HAVE BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN YOU THINK
During the Great Depression, thousands of hobos rode trains across the country looking for work. The practice of train hopping was illegal and dangerous, and as a result hobos, created a code to send messages and make it easier for their brethren. The hobo code—“hoboglyphs,” if you will—informed travelers of potential hazards or resources. An outline of a cat indicated a kind woman known to be friendly to hobos; two overlapping circles warned of an unfriendly police presence in the area. For those outside the hobo community, the crudely drawn pictographs would attract little attention, but for those in the know, they were a valid and important form of communication. In the same vein, some of the emojis you see today have double meanings. The eggplant? Usually a reference to a certain part of the male anatomy. The peach? Another body part.
Thumbs Up 15,952,093
Same-sex couple emojis were offered alongside their male-female equivalents.
The emoji catalog made a major shift: It began offering five skin tones for its people and body parts. Yellow is the default, but users can hold down the emoji to reveal alternative skin tones.
Google proposed (and got approved) 11 new emojis of women in professional fields, including police, chef, teacher, etc. Prior to these offerings, the most prominent female emojis were a bride and a princess.
CELEBRITY EMOJIS The Unicode Consortium does not allow emojis of logos, brands, deities and specific people. As a result, many celebrities and brands have taken it upon themselves to create and release their own emoji sets. Kim Kardashian has one called Kimoji—as do Lady Gaga (Gagamoji) and Justin Bieber (Justmoji).
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SUBMIT YOUR EMOJI IDEA Anybody can submit an emoji proposal to the Unicode Consortium online at unicode.org/emoji. The process is free. Selection factors include: expected usage level, image distinctiveness and the frequency with which the emoji is requested. Among the things you must submit in your proposal: an image showing the “intended appearance” of the emoji and which sort category it would appear in (face-positive, face-neutral, cat-face, food-fruit, etc.).
Last year, Apple changed its pistol emoji to a squirt gun. All other providers (Android, Windows, Samsung, LG, HTC, Facebook and Twitter) have non-toy guns. The controversial change led to a debate among emoji-lovers and tech blogs about whether the perceived political statement could lead to confusion. Will iPhone owners text the gun as a joke to an Android user who might see it as a threat? In a less extreme but far more bizarre example of emoji inconsistency, Samsung’s “cookie” emoji is actually two saltine crackers laid atop one another. Everyone else uses some form of a chocolate chip cookie.
THE YEAR OF THE EMOJI The Oxford Dictionary chose the “face with tears of joy” emoji as its 2015 Word of the Year, a designation given to the word—or the “word”—that “best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations” of the year. According to Oxford and the mobile technology business SwiftKey, the emoji was the most used emoji globally.
Loudly Crying Face 17,208,203
Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes 46,979,839
Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes 16,707,667
Face Blowing a Kiss 63,480,658
Twitter introduced targeted advertising based off emojis in 2016. Advertisers can hone in on users who have recently tweeted or engaged with tweets featuring specific emojis. Toyota took this option to the extreme by creating a series of videos—83 of them, to be exact—featuring various drivers whose heads had been replaced by emojis. This means a user who tweets using a smiley face might see an ad featuring the same emoji.
Emojis used on Facebook every day, according to the social media giant
According to EmojiTracker.com, which tracks usage of emojis on Twitter, the “face with tears of joy” is the most-used emoji. The heart and “smiley face giving a kiss” are second and third, respectively.
NEW OFFERINGS On Oct. 31, Apple released iOS 11.1 featuring 240 new emojis, including a face vomiting, merpeople, dinosaurs, a wizard and a rock climber. Later this year, 157 more will be added and include a red head, cupcake, pirate flag and hippo.
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In October, dozens of women accused film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct spanning decades. In the months since Weinstein’s victims launched the #MeToo movement, The New York Times has kept an updated list of highprofile men accused of sexual misconduct—71 at press time, including prominent Nevada figureheads—and the subsequent fallout. Below are those fired or forced to resign after the accusations. While not comprehensive, this list provides a scope of the problem. –Camalot Todd
HOW SIN CITY CAN LEAD IN THE NATIONAL #METOO MOVEMENT AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
luttony, indulgence and sin—the famous perceptions of Las Vegas seem antithetical to the #MeToo movement. But as a city, we have a unique opportunity to be leaders in the campaign. We can show that the proverbial party is more fun when everybody involved is safe, respectful and respected. “We all need to keep the conversation going, and in particular, change the dialogue with young people so they know that harassment and abuse is never okay and never something someone has to put up with for the sake of their career,” said Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center. “We have seen that no one will be untouchable as a perpetrator in the future. People will be held to account for their actions regardless of the position of power they may hold.” Similarly, one local bartender who has endured harassment and groping said that if she could wave a magic wand, she’d fix one thing: “Pretty much just respect,” she said. “It’s a respectable job, and it does take skills. So respect everyone and treat everyone equally.” When it comes to protecting workers, Las Vegas is doing a lot of things right. MGM Resorts’ anti-sexual harassment policy “prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment.” The corporation backs up its policy with programs, trainings and plans of action. The Culinary Union also strives to protect all workers. “We’ve been fighting for many, many years for women to be treated equally and have respect and
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WHAT ABOUT WOMEN? Six Clark County School District employees have been arrested during the current school year for having inappropriate contact on campus. During the 2016-17 school year, there were 13 arrests. Some have been female employees who interacted with male students. Earlier this year, the district implemented a policy requiring training on acceptable relationships between employees and students.
R EA D THE L INE HIGH-PROFILE INDIVIDUALS ACCUSED OF HARASSMENT
Harvey Weinstein Producer and co-founder of the Weinstein Co.; Andy Signore Senior vice president of content for Defy Media; Roy Price Head of Amazon Studios; Chris Savino Creator and showrunner of The Loud House; Cliff Hite Ohio state senator; Robert Scoble Tech blogger and co-founder of the Transformation Group; Lockhart Steele Editorial director of Vox Media; John Besh CEO of the Besh Restaurant Group; Terry Richardson Fashion photographer; Leon Wieseltier A former editor at The New Republic; Steve Jurvetson Co-founder of a venture capital firm and a board member of Tesla and SpaceX; Knight Landesman Publisher of Artforum; Rick Najera Director of CBSâ€™s Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase; Mark Halperin NBC News and MSNBC contributor, co-author of Game Change; Raul Bocanegra California state assemblyman; Kirt Webster Music publicist; Kevin Spacey Actor; Hamilton Fish President and publisher of The New Republic; Michael Oreskes Head of news at NPR and former New York Times editor; Andy Dick Actor; Danny Masterson Actor; David Guillod Co-CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment agency; Ed Westwick Actor; Jeffrey Tambor Actor; Benjamin Genocchio Executive director of the Armory Show art fair; Dan Schoen Minnesota state senator; Louis C.K. Comedian and producer; Tony Cornish Minnesota state representative; Andrew Kreisberg Executive producer of Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash; Eddie Berganza Editor at DC Comics; Mark Schwahn Director, writer and producer of One Tree Hill and The Royals; Wes Goodman Ohio state representative; Stephen Bittel Florida Democratic Party chairman; David Sweeney Chief news editor at NPR; Al Franken U.S. senator for Minnesota; Russell Simmons Co-founder of Def Jam Records and other businesses; John Conyers Jr. U.S. representative for Michigan; Charlie Rose Television host; Johnny Iuzzini Chef and judge on ABCâ€™s The Great American Baking Show; Matt Lauer Co-host of Today; Garrison Keillor Creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion; Justin Huff Broadway casting director; Shervin Pishevar Co-founder of venture capital firm Sherpa Capital; Israel Horovitz Playwright and founding artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company; Ruben Kihuen U.S. representative for Nevada; Peter Martins Master in chief of New York City Ballet; Matt Dababneh California state assemblyman; Lorin Stein Editor of The Paris Review; Trent Franks U.S. representative for Arizona; Alex Kozinski Federal appeals court judge; Ryan Lizza Writer for The New Yorker and political analyst for CNN; Mario Batali Chef, restaurant owner and co-host of ABC show The Chew; Eric Davis Former NFL player and radio host on ESPN; Donovan McNabb Former NFL player and ESPN radio host; Morgan Spurlock Documentary filmmaker; Jerry Richardson Owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL team; Charles Dutoit Conductor and artistic director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Marcelo Gomes Dancer at the American Ballet Theater; Don Hazen Journalist and executive director of AlterNet; Mike Germano Chief digital officer at Vice Media; James Rosen Washington correspondent at Fox News; Omeed Malik Managing director at Bank of America; Patrick Meehan U.S. representative for Pennsylvania; Gordon Edelstein Artistic director of Long Wharf Theatre; Barry Lubin Grandma the clown for Big Apple Circus; Steve Wynn Casino magnate and finance chairman of the Republican National Committee; Wayne Pacelle CEO of the Humane Society; John Copley Stage director at the Metropolitan Opera; Vincent Cirrincione Hollywood manager; Daniel Zwerdling Investigative reporter at NPR; Javier Palomarez Chief of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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EDUCATE YOURSELF Understand what consent is
Consent is an agreement to engage in any sexual activity, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). While consent does not have to be verbal, verbally agreeing to sexual activities will help clarify boundaries. The video,“Consent: It’s Simple as Tea” explains: If someone visits your home to have tea once, it doesn’t mean that person is obligated to have tea with you every Saturday for the next year. And if someone changes their mind and no longer wants to have a cup of tea, you don’t pour tea down their throat. Consent should be treated similarly. To view the video, visit consentiseverything.com.
Tips for ensuring Consent All participants should verbally communicate when changing the type or degree of sexual activity.
All participants should explicitly agree to certain activities, either by saying “yes” or another affirmative statement, such as, “I’m open to trying.”
Physical cues can let participants know you’re comfortable taking things to the next level.
Above all, communicate. Ask all participating parties what they are comfortable with.
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dignity in our jobs,” said Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline. The union is currently in negotiations for 50,000 workers in Las Vegas. They’re pushing for “strong protections for worker safety, including safety buttons and language protecting against sexual harassment and gender discrimination,” according to a February statement. The buttons would be connected to Wi-Fi, so that when workers enter rooms, they have instant access to security if they sense danger. In the past, victims were shamed into silence. But recent events have worked to shatter this most insidious of glass ceilings. “People know how to be quiet,” Arguello-Kline said. “It’s an issue where nobody’s going to talk about it. But the only way to fix it is to talk more about it.” While perfection may never be possible, the movement will continue to press for a better future. “There are a lot of passionate survivors and advocates who I believe will keep this top of mind and in discussion,” said Dreitzer, of the Rape Crisis Center. “The movement made more space to discuss this issue and empower people to speak out.” –C. Mood Reed
FRIES Planned Parenthood’s campaign on consent, FRIES, lays out the concept more directly. The acronym stands for:
Freely given Reversible Informed Enthusiastic Specific Consent is only complete when there’s no coercion and the person is enthusiastic about the activity and knows the specific act to which he or she is consenting. People can change their minds and should be informed of any decision affecting them.
know the types of sexual assault and harassment Sexual violence The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sexual violence as any sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent. This includes:
What is the #MeToo movement? The #MeToo movement is about many forms of sexual violence, ranging from catcalls to rape; it also aims to combat the systemic abuse of power predators use to intimidate others. While many first heard of the #MeToo movement last year after several Hollywood actresses exposed the sexism and sexual assaults they faced—many at the hands of film mogul Harvey Weinstein—the movement was launched by activist Tarana Burke in 1997, when she heard the story of a 13-year-old girl’s rape.
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Completed or attempted forced penetration of a victim Completed or attempted penetration of a victim facilitated by alcohol or drugs Forced acts where a victim is made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else Forced acts where a victim is made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else facilitated by alcohol or drugs Nonphysically forced penetration that occurs after a person is pressured verbally or through intimidation, misuse of authority to consent or coercion Unwanted sexual contact and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences
Sexual harassment The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that sexual harassment includes “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment can include physical forms of violence like groping, or it can include nonphysical forms of harassment like catcalls, “locker room talk;” pet names such as honey, sweetie or pumpkin; ogling, photographing or filming someone’s body without their consent; lewd texts or social media comments.
Sexual assault The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health defines sexual assault as any sexual contact that isn’t consensual, including rape and sexual coercion. Sexual assault can happen either by physical force or threats of force, or if the attacker gave the victim drugs or alcohol as part of the assault.
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In 2015, 76 percent of reported sexual assaults on or near the Strip happened in hotels or casinos, according to Randy Klenosky, Crime Prevention Specialist for Metro. In 2016, that number jumped to 87 percent. After the implementation of the Stay SAFE program in 2017, the number dropped to 78 percent.
76% 87% 78% How the Strip is protecting its visitors
he may be celebrating her 21st birthday or her best friend’s bridal shower. She may have told him she didn’t want another drink, but he insisted. She may not want to step away from her friends, but he insisted he couldn’t hear her on the crowded dance floor. These are some of the predatory behaviors the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department teach hotel, casino and club employees to watch out for in order to prevent sexual assault through their free Stay SAFE program. In 2016, the Stay SAFE program launched, focusing on the Las Vegas Strip after Metro saw a spike in sexual assaults. “We have a lot of properties that are protecting their vulnerables,” says Randy Klenosky, Crime Prevention Specialist for Metro. “They may see a female that’s overly intoxicated, there may not be an immediate threat, but they recognize that if they let her leave their establishment or let her stay in that state, she may be victimized. So they take steps to protect her, which is to contact her, assess her for medical treatment, and if she needs it, she gets it. If she’s just too intoxicated to make contact with where she’s staying, they arrange transportation to get her to the hotel.” Klenosky says more than 3,000 people and 60 entities on the Strip have gone through the training, including most major casino properties. “About 90 percent of the casinos have had employees go through it,” he says. “What we find a lot of time in casinos and hotels is if they’re not security, they don’t really know what they can do it a situation like that, so this training tells them what they can do in their position, and it gives them the tools and resources on who to contact, who to reach out for and what to look for. Our goal is to make it so that people can party smart, have a good time and be safe in the hands of venues that are entertaining them.” –Camalot Todd
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how Are Strip properties protecting their employees? Here are a few examples MGM Resorts “MGM Resorts policies prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment, and expressly prohibit any form of sexual harassment. We have multiple policies and programs in place to educate and guard against workplace misconduct, including regular mandatory training for employees and managers. MGM Resorts policies also provide multiple avenues for employees to report any concerns about discrimination or harassment, including reports to our ethics hotline, to management and to Human Resources. If allegations of discrimination or harassment are reported, we immediately initiate an investigation and take remedial action where appropriate.” Wynn Resorts “Wynn Resorts is committed to operating with the highest ethical standards and maintaining a safe and respectful culture that has made Wynn Resorts the employer of choice for 25,000 employees worldwide. The company requires all employees to receive annual antiharassment training, with no exceptions. All of our resorts have multiple channels for employees to report misconduct without fear of retaliation, which can be done anonymously, including an independent and anonymous hotline that can be reached at 1-866-204-9791 or info@ getintouch.com. Employees are also encouraged to call Human Resources, or speak to any member of management they feel comfortable with, to report instances of harassment. Additionally, we have taken measures to improve gender equality and foster a culture of mutual respect. The company has launched a new Culture and Community Department, which supports diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and fair treatment in the workplace. ... A special committee of our board of directors is conducting an investigation with the assistance of outside counsel into allegations regarding Steve Wynn and reviewing Wynn Resorts’ internal policies and procedures. At the conclusion of the investigation, the board and our new CEO, Matt Maddox, will act quickly to address the findings of the investigation and any recommendations made by outside counsel. Current and former employees with information can anonymously email WynnInvestigation@gibsondunn.com.” –Statement by Michael Weaver, spokesman for Wynn Resorts
Caesars Entertainment “As part of our new employee onboarding process, each team member is educated on our harassment-free policy and our commitment to a harassment-free workplace. Our policies and training curriculum are updated regularly and all supervisors and managers must successfully complete anti-harassment training on an annual basis,” Jen Forkish, the vice president of Corporate Communications at Caesars Entertainment Corp., said in a statement. “Alleged violations may be reported through multiple means, including to the team member’s supervisor, the Human Resources department and the 24/7 anonymous ethics and compliance hotline.” Las Vegas Sands Corp. “The personal safety and health of each team member is of the utmost importance to Las Vegas Sands. We respect all of our team members, and per our team member code of conduct, our team members are expected to act professional at all times. Maintaining a work environment free of discrimination and harassment continues to be our guiding principle. Team members are encouraged to report harassment of any kind through our open communication policy or via our anonymous harassment hotline. Retaliation for reporting is never tolerated.”
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Legislation and grants have helped Nevada chip away at its rape kit backlog, which reached almost 6,500 cases in Southern Nevadaâ€”and more than 1,100 in Northern Nevadaâ€”between 1985 and 2014. Nearly 3,700 kits have been tested. University Medical Center is the only hospital in the Las Vegas Valley that has a sexual assault nurse examination program, or SANE. These nurses collect rape kit evidence.
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Almost 20 percent of the victims the Rape Crisis Center served at University Medical Center were assaulted or met their perpetrator at a party situation or alcohol-serving establishment, according to its website, partysmartinLV.com. Some sexual predators use these situations to find victims, because it allows them access to a person who is vulnerable while having the benefit of the victim’s story being discredited because of the state they may be in, said Randy Klenosky, Crime Prevention Specialist for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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Signs of predatory behavior • An individual wanting to isolate an intended victim • He or she may be charming or buy rounds of alcoholic drinks for a target, but the predator will be drinking water • Individuals who won’t take no for an answer and keep coming back
Tips for navigating the workday (or night)
Remember those cringe-worthy sexual harassment PSA’s from the ’90s? A lecherous boss in a sweater vest would tell his female employee that she “wasn’t using all her assets,” and she would reply with a confident, “That’s sexual harassment and I don’t have to take it.” That type of response works great in a 30-second TV spot, but real life is a lot more … nuanced. Here are some tips for navigating the workday (or night) with grace and aplomb.
Realize that you might be the problem Your lighthearted joke might make somebody else uncomfortable. Take a moment to think before you act. “If you are worried about crossing the line, just don’t do whatever you’re thinking about,” said Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center. “Remember, your intent is not what counts; what matters is how it is perceived on the receiving end. Remember that silence is not consent. If you aren’t getting a response, it is likely because the person does feel offended or harassed and is not sure or feels too overwhelmed by what’s happening to respond.” If you’ve done something wrong, make it right “People who feel like they have crossed the line should apologize and promise not to repeat their inappropriate behavior—and keep the promise,” said Connye Y. Harper, the Southern Nevada chapter president of the Society for Human Resource Management.
If you’re being harassed, here’s how to get help Even if you have no immediate plan of action, write down the date, time and details of the incidents with your harasser and share it with a friend, Harper suggested. That will give you a paper trail and documentation. Next, follow your company’s policy and report the problem. If it’s not taken seriously, go up the chain. “If you feel retaliated against or there are negative consequences, seek legal advice,” Dreitzer suggested. If you can’t afford a lawyer, you can also file a claim with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and Legal Aid may assist on a pro bono basis. –C. Mood Reed RESOURCES n Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline 702-366-1640 n RAINN Hotline Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
How can men be advocates for women? What if you’re neither the bully nor the victim? How can you help? “Everyone has a role to play in keeping positive momentum moving forward,” said Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center. She suggested that you begin by recognizing the power and control you already have and taking care to not abuse it. “Everyone can call out others who glamorize, joke about, or minimize violence and harassment or behaviors that support and promote violence and harassment,” Dreitzer said. “If people share rape jokes, images or videos glorifying violence, friends should call that out and create consequences. Coworkers of someone being harassed can come forward if they witnessed anything and document what they saw or heard to make sure victims are supported and harassers held accountable.” “Men are frequently advocates for women,” said Connye Y. Harper, president of the Southern Nevada chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. “They should speak up when they see something inappropriate happening around them—if what they see is not what they would want to be happening to them or to their spouse or family member.” –C. Mood Reed
“The duty of all of us is to prevent this kind of behavior from happening and support women who have been victimized and give them a safe place to talk about their experiences and seek justice.” —Professor Dr. Mark Kiselica
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Is the #MeToo movement inclusive enough?
Many have critiqued the #MeToo movement, citing that it lacks nuances in its reach, excluding groups such as sex workers. We spoke with Victoria Hartmann, executive director of the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas, and asked her how this can be remedied: “We as a society need to recognize our biases against sex in general, and more specifically examine how we perpetuate stigma against sex workers. I believe we should support women’s choices—with their reproductive health, their sexual choices and their life choices. We need legislators who will support laws that decriminalize sex work. There is some strong evidence to suggest that decriminalization can protect sex workers, and all women, from violent crime. ... One of the largest misconceptions is that sex workers cannot be assaulted or harassed by the very nature of the work they do. Providing a service does not take away any person’s ability, or right, to consent or not to consent, to sexual activity or attention.” To read her interview in its entirety, visit lasvegassun.com.
‘The capacity for that exploitation increases
greatly the more power a man has,
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wealth and his positions of influence’
How can we rid our future of harassment?
ighly sexist, misogynist attitudes that can lead to harassment and abuse are learned, not innate, said Cabrini University psychology professor Dr. Mark Kiselica, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a fellow and former president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. “The capacity for that exploitation increases greatly the more power a man has, whether it’s his physical power or his wealth and his positions of influence,” Kiselica said. “It’s a very disturbing pattern of behaviors that warrants social awareness and lots of constructive interventions to stop it.” Many men in politics come from backgrounds of privilege, Kiselica said, and the intoxicating nature of power can lead to arrogance and entitlement. “Part of what we have to do in preparing leaders is to foster in them this sense of duty and this sense of empathy for everyone,” he said. The #MeToo movement is long overdue
and going to bring about positive results, Kiselica said. Society needs to continue to confront men who harass women and hold them accountable, he added. “The duty of all of us is to prevent this kind of behavior from happening and support women who have been victimized, and give them a safe place to talk about their experiences and seek justice,” he said. Research shows boys tend to model their behavior after men, and Kiselica’s work focuses on how boys and men can learn to model positive masculinity. Men are susceptible to crossing boundaries with women even if they were raised in homes without sexist attitudes, such as the belief that women are objects for men’s sexual gratification, he said. Social pressures from those outside the family, such as other men and boys, as well as an abundance of sexist media, including video games, online pornography and movies, can influence behavior. Families need to educate boys before they’re exposed to negative representations of power between men and women, letting
them know why certain content they see on the internet does not embody healthy sexual relationships, Kiselica said. Teaching age-appropriate gender empathy is also key, he said. Boys are statistically less likely to be sexually harassed than girls, though experts say this is underreported. Parents can ask boys to remember being bullied, and let boys know that women experience a similar sense of powerlessness, fear and victimization when men behave inappropriately. “There are very strong forces out there that we as a society have to teach our boys to critique, to understand, to cope with,” Kiselica said. “And we have to give them even more powerful counter messages.” –Yvonne Gonzalez LVW
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Similar to ketchup, barbecue sauce contains a lot of sugar—12 grams per two tablespoons. Barbecue sauces also get that maroon color from caramel coloring, which has been labeled as a carcinogen.
The swap: While the flavor can be hard to match when making your own, you can swap by buying a small-batch brand, like Trader Joe’s Bold and Smoky Sauce, Annie’s Naturals Maple BBQ Sauce or Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sauce.
Your guide to healthier toppings BY KATIE VISCONTI | SPECIAL TO THE WEEKLY
You took the plunge and decided to be more conscious about what you eat. You’re meal prepping healthy salads. Lettuce-wrapped sandwiches. An array of veggies and fruits for snacks. But are you still having trouble cutting weight and feeling healthier? The truth might be in your toppings. Dressings, dips and condiments add extra calories, salt, sugar and not-so-good fat. So how do you avoid the extra bulk without your food tasting bland? Try these easy swaps (and some other easy health tricks) for improving your meals and overall well-being.
Signs you are eating too much salt
You think you’re doing your body good by cutting back on those calories and fats, but really, low-cal and low-fat dressings have extra sugar, and some fat helps your body absorb the vitamins and minerals in your salad.
You’re constantly dehydrated. Too much salt zaps your fluid levels.
You’re bloated. Salt makes you retain water, making your midsection, legs and even face look bloated.
This sweet-salty combo is just not good for your health and also has tons of sugar and salt. We know, we know, it’s the perfect topping on your sandwich.
You often have headaches. This goes back to your fluid levels. Too much salt and not enough water is bound to cause a headache.
You have stomach issues. Too much salt can throw off the good bacteria in your body, giving you stomach ulcers and even kidney stones.
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You have high blood pressure. Many with high blood pressure or hypertension also consume too much salt. The recommended amount of sodium for those suffering from high blood pressure is 2,300 milligrams. Avoid condiments listed at right, processed foods and eating out.
The swap: Greek yogurtbased dressings, or try combining olive oil and balsamic vinegar (2:1 ratio) for a healthy-fat dressing.
You make a big salad filled with leafy greens and then destroy it by adding ranch— the sneaky topping with more than 70 calories and one gram of saturated fat per tablespoon.
The swap: Dijon mustard (add just a tad of your own honey) or the combo of pesto and hummus can be just as satisfying.
The swap: If you like the creaminess of ranch, try using tahini instead. It’s made from ground sesame seeds and is high in good, unsaturated fats. You can dilute tahini with a 1:1 water ratio.
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NOTICE A COMMON TREND?
Most dressings and condiments aren’t great for you because of the amount of sugar and salt they contain. Do you have a series sweet tooth? Or a constant craving for a salty snack? At far right are signs that you might be having too much of either.
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Signs you are eating too much sugar Your skin is breaking out. This saturated fat-filled condiment can clog arteries and adds extra calories to simple dishes.
The swap: Try unflavored Greek yogurt. Sounds You’ve noticed some extra pounds. A diet high in crazy but your tacos sugar is the quickest way to put on weight and raise won’t even know the difference. your cholesterol levels. The World Health Organization
recommends no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day. Most Americans consume 22.
Just like barbeque sauce, hoisin adds a sugar bomb to your chopsticks. Most have gluten as well, which could affect your stomach.
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Your dentist visits aren’t fun. When your body consumes sugars and carbs, it releases an acid that combines with your saliva to produce plaque. If you’re not brushing and flossing well enough, cavities and tooth decay occur.
You never feel full. Sugar burns through our bodies, leaving us running on empty more quickly. Avoid sodas, lattes and processed foods, and swap for fruit-infused water and protein-rich foods.
The swap: Unless you’re measuring out teaspoons, you’re better off adding hot pepper flakes, jalapeños or chilies to your food. Raw peppers are amazing for your health.
It may be hard to picture sushi without the salty goodness of soy sauce, but this is another one loaded with sugar and salt (ever notice the bloat after a sushi binge?). One tablespoon of soy sauce has about 840 milligrams of salt, more than half of what you should be aiming for in your daily consumption.
You regurlarly feel sluggish. Sugar crashes are real. If you have a breakfast with sneaky sugars (dairy yogurt and cereal) you may feel exhausted before noon. Read your ingredients list and swap for a protein-rich breakfast, like eggs and steel-cut oats.
The swap: Try oyster sauce, which has half the sugar.
Put it on wings, eggs, fries— for those who love a kick to their food, this seems like a no-brainer. But with 200 milligrams of sodium per teaspoon (the American Heart Association recommends not eating more than 1,500 milligrams a day), it can be a danger.
A two-tablespoon serving has 200 calories. Most brands make their mayo with soybean oil, which is genetically modified from soy beans and is linked to diabetes and obesity.
The swap: Try hummus or mashed avocado with Himalayan sea salt. You can also look for mayo made with avocado or olive oil.
Go the extra mile: Make your own mayo! • 1 cup avocado oil • 1 large egg • 1 tsp lemon juice • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard • 1/4 tsp salt (or more to taste) Combine all ingredients, blend together and store in the refrigerator for up to four weeks.
The swap: Try amino acids, which taste exactly the same.
How many of us actually measure out a tablespoon of ketchup when we’re eating french fries? One tiny serving of ketchup has the equivalent of one packet of sugar. While finding swaps can be hard, you can look for lower-salt and -sugar ketchups, or opt for organic small-batch brands.
The swap: Homemade salsa or homemade ketchup. Making your own is easier than you’d think.
Go the extra mile: Make your own ketchup! • a jar of organic, unsweetened tomato paste • 1 tsp onion powder • 1/2 tsp turmeric • 1/2 tsp paprika • 1 tsp Himalayan salt • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar • 1/4 cup water Blend ingredients and enjoy.
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New Wynn resident Jauz gets ready to unleash a tidal wave of music By Brock Radke wenty-four-year-old Sam Vogel was about to board a plane from London to Taiwan when the Weekly caught up with the genre-blending DJ better known as Jauz. He’s moving quickly through what’s shaping up to be his biggest year ever—landing a Wynn Nightlife residency, traveling the world and prepping a 17-track album that defies the current music model. But he sees his massive record as the beginning of a creative kick-start: “My career has progressed and evolved in a lot of ways in a [short period] of time, but the one thing I want to get back to is putting out as much music as I possibly can.” Jauz, back on the Strip to play Encore Beach Club at Night on April 13, had a lot more to say about his travels, his music and his new Vegas home.
When you’re on the road, do you ever get frustrated because you don’t have time to explore the city you’re in? Absolutely. This is my first time in Taiwan, but I’ve been to China a bunch of times. The main cities are so cool and international, but when you start getting out into the country, it’s a trip, real culture shock. I went to Xi’an and got to see the Lost Army [Terracotta Warriors], which is one of the coolest things you could ever see on Earth. And we made time for the Great Wall, but it required me to stay up after the show
until 5 a.m., drive two hours and go at 7 in the morning, when it was like negative 25 degrees. But it was worth it. How’s life with Wynn Nightlife so far? Great. I’ve played quite a few shows already. I’ve been friends with everyone there for a long time and have friends who play there, so it feels like a natural fit. I think I’ve always known Wynn is the home for people with my kind of a sound and that I would hopefully end up there sooner or later. How did you end up with so many songs for your next record? I didn’t expect it to end up being as many songs, but yeah, now it’s at 17. I had closer to 30, so I figured to cut it in half was pretty good. Can you break down the different sounds on the album? I don’t want to give away too much, but it kinda plays out as a story, whether you look at it as a book with chapters or a play with acts. It’s broken into three sections with five or six tracks in each, so it doesn’t feel like so much music but each section doesn’t feel empty. I grew up in the rock and metal world with bands that write an album, record and tour it, so there’s something sentimental for me about writing an album. Everyone is so focused on singles now and making every single piece of con-
tent last as long as it can, so I feel like there’s something to be said about not being so precious with music. Some of these songs are brand new, that I wrote in the last two weeks, and some I’ve been holding onto for three years. My thought process in putting it together is I have so much I want to get off my chest, so mentally I can have a clear slate to write more stuff and keep putting out music as fast as I can. How will the album influence your performances? I’m trying to figure that out. I think there’s a way to set that up in terms of the three different acts, incorporating that into a performance that is still a DJ set and then incorporating other people’s songs and some of my other songs into those acts. One cool thing is there are so many different kinds of songs on the album, they’re written for different scenarios, so some are for places like Vegas, some are for festival stages, some are for tiny dark clubs in the middle of nowhere. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
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hase Rice has done the poolside concert before, at by the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest fest. Mandalay Bay Beach. Now he’s ready to ratchet up “That was something that will never be forgotten the fun factor for a true Vegas pool party, countryby the country music community and the entire comstyle, April 14 at the Flamingo for the Academy of munity, and I think whatever they do will help us all put Country Music’s annual Party for a Cause series. it behind us. It’s definitely been on my mind,” Rice says. “We’ve got pretty much the most fun, crazy event “I see it at my shows all the time—somebody will be they can throw at you in Vegas, and that sounds good to holding up a flag that says ‘Route 91 survivor.’ It didn’t me,” says Rice, a North Carolina-born singer and songmatter if you were an artist or a fan; everyone there writer who found fame on reality TV series was a victim of that evil, but recovering has Survivor before he broke as a musician. “I ACM POOL PARTY allowed everyone to connect with each other think my reputation is kind of spreading FOR A CAUSE WITH on another level.” around in country music, and our live show Rice is currently touring behind his fourth CHASE RICE April 14, is so intense and fun, and that’s what they album, November’s Lambs & Lions, which noon, $16. wanted. Everybody is always ready to party took a few years and a label switch to release. Flamingo’s Go Pool, [in Vegas], and that’s what our show is all His live show has become more intense, par702-697-2888. about. It’s more than a party; it’s an escape tially because he’s been waiting a long time to from reality, so it will go hand-in-hand.” play what he believes are his best songs yet. Country music is a proven force on the Strip, but “‘Three Chords & The Truth’ is our first top-30 it hasn’t permeated the dayclub landscape just yet; it single in two years, and it’s continuing to move. And takes an especially big event—like Sunday’s 53rd Acad‘Eyes on You’ is, I believe, the biggest song of my career emy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden to date,” he says. “It’s just a bunch of songs I believed Arena—for the genre to totally take over. in from day one that weren’t necessarily believed in Rice will be in party mode on Saturday, but when the by everybody, and I’m thankful I could take them to awards show rolls around, he’ll be waiting to see how it Broken Bow records and realize I wasn’t crazy those pays tribute to victims and country music fans affected two years.” –Brock Radke
Cultivating style and sound with Chase B
He’s only been playing Vegas clubs since November, but Chase B—known best as Travis Scott’s childhood friend and touring DJ—is one of the hottest names in the game, partially due to the many big-name celebrity parties and special events where he’s been spinning for years. Those gigs provided perfect training for the Strip’s club scene. “You’ve got all these random people coming through, special guests who are not hosting but paid to be there and people just showing up on their own. That has prepared me for CHASE B pretty much anything,” April 13, 10:30 p.m., says Chase, who plays $18-$23, Tao at Tao at Venetian Friday Venetian, 702-388and Marquee Monday. 8588; April 16, 10:30 He’s never been more p.m., $18-$33. Marbooked and busy than in quee at Cosmopolithe first few months of tan, 702-333-9000. 2018, which has slowed his plans to produce his own music. But that’s still happening. “I’ve always been about taking a step back before I get in the studio,” he says. “I’m working on a debut EP that’s all my own production, and I have ideas from years that I haven’t had time to develop, but also my platform wasn’t as big as I wanted it to be.” Now, he’s got the spotlight whenever he’s ready to use it. “It’s more a headspace for me. Even being in Vegas, I wanted to have my own voice. I’m not trying to rush when it comes to music, but it will definitely be this summer.” –Brock Radke
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FLASH AND FLAVOR CHINA TANG REINVENTS THE FANCY CHINESE CASINO RESTAURANT BY BROCK RADKE
hen your people want to eat local Vegas, your recommendations play to our strengths: Japanese, pizza, Thai, that one great Italian joint in your neighborhood. And when they want to go big on the Strip, you remind them that no place does fine French cuisine, spectacular steakhouses or bold burgers better. We need to tack on another category—elite Chinese fine dining destinations. The Strip has six: Wing Lei, Blossom, Jasmine, Mr Chow, and at MGM Grand, Hakkasan and the brand-new China Tang. The Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Group made its western hemisphere debut in February with China Tang, a vibrant and welcoming restaurant with splashes of European Art Deco, Old Hollywood-ish Shanghai glamour and, of course, Tang Dynasty influence. The energetic design removes any formality or stuffiness while keeping the politely regal service intact. The cuisine is mostly Cantonese with some regional dabbling in Sichuan and Jing, but everything is familiar. The signature plates are big-baller dishes with tableside presentations—two courses of Beijing-style roasted duck ($138) or baked “hammer chicken” with pork and pickled cabbage ($108)—that should be ordered early to accommodate complicated preparations. Start with dim sum, particularly the xiao long bao pork soup dumplings and steamed crab dumplings (both $15), memorably savory and delicate morsels. Barbecued pork ($22) and salt-and-pepper squid ($15) are popular appetizers, while an addictive order of wok-tossed chicken with Sichuan peppercorns ($28) is a spicy-crispy masterpiece worth planting in the center of the table and sharing. If there’s a special, order it. I tried a mindblower of soft tofu, braised seabass and a pork-tomato relish in a chile oil broth—a spicy-sour melange of otheworldly textures, and reminiscent of the ma po tofu ($26). Also consider a plate of Angus beef filet in Cantonese sauce ($32), snow pea leaves in garlic ($20) and pork and shrimp fried rice ($22). Additionally, live lobster and other seasonal seafood can be prepared seven ways and will thrill your party. You can have it any way you want it at China Tang.
CHINA TANG MGM Grand, 702891-3110. SundayThursday, 11:30 a.m.10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m.midnight.
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Guiding you through your first visit to Sapporo sushi
Conveyor-belt sushi might sound ing times, be prepared to wait. That said, if gimmicky, but it’s actually been you go too early, conveyor belt selections are around since 1958, when Yoshiaki limited, so the sweet spot is right before the Shiraishi invented the system for his Higashroom gets hectic. iosaka sushi restaurant. Now it has arrived in Circumvent the conveyor altogether. Only Vegas with the opening of Sapporo a portion of the menu is sent out on Revolving Sushi on Spring Mounbelts. The remainder comes from the Sapporo tain. Here are some helpful hints Revolving Sushi kitchen, so if you don’t see something for navigating a visit there. you need, order it fresh. Bonus: It’s 4671 Spring Mountain Road, Face in the direction of belt sent to you on a robot cart! 702-915-7500. travel. As you walk to your booth, Conveyor-belt sushi isn’t for Sunday-Thursday, take note of the belt direction, as 11:30 a.m.-midnight; everyone. Kabuto or Yui Edomae, Friday & Saturday, it differs depending on which side this is not, although the sushi is 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. of the belt your booth is located. very approachable. Pastrami-esque Sit facing the direction the sushi pepper tuna and a mildly smoky comes from or risk a kink in your salmon are highlights, as are deepneck when scouting out your food. fried Brussels sprouts. But for an affordable, Go early but not too early. This sushi joint festive meal with friends and robots alike, is pretty popular, so if you go during peak din- Sapporo is a treat. –Jim Begley
Strip snack alert Tokyo street fries at the Trop The resurgence of the casino noodle bar has been a thing in recent years and the latest version takes this classic Vegas restaurant style in a super-casual and convenient direction—and at a very unlikely foodie destination. Red Lotus Asian Kitchen (Tropicana, 702-739-2222, open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.) just opened quietly next to Robert Irvine’s Public House with a counter-service selection of soups, rice bowls, Thai and Chinese noodle dishes and amazingly flavorful appetizers crafted by chef Steven Leung. The nine-spice pork spareribs ($13) are off-the-charts tasty and the bao ($8) are fluffy-sweet doughnuts filled with char siu pork, but the dish you have to destroy on your first visit is Leung’s Tokyo Street Fries ($8). Perfect potatoes are smothered in umami-laden bonito flakes, slightly sweet soy and decadent takoyaki aioli, creating a new ultimate beer food and a brilliant French fry dish to rival poutine. Duck in and crush these now. –Brock Radke
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DON’T LET JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S ODD NEW ALBUM KEEP YOU FROM DANCING THROUGH HIS SHOW BY BROCK RADKE m not here to defend Man of the Woods, but it’s probably gonna come off that way so let’s just get into it. Justin Timberlake’s fifth studio album is definitely his least memorable and possibly his most experimental, blending a lot more slightly Southern, sorta-country sounds into his usual pop-soul smoothie. Although there likely won’t be as many hits here— and despite an inane 3.8 score from Pitchfork—this record is far from a failure, and that’s because its bright spots will accomplish the singular goal of all of Timberlake’s music: making non-dancing people get up and dance without remorse or self-consciousness. You’re gonna shake it, as it were, when you see him at T-Mobile Arena. This is why Justin Timberlake exists. How long has he been the best at this? Probably since 2001, when his first collaboration with The Neptunes, NSYNC’s “Girlfriend,” arrived. Timberlake and Pharrell Williams make magic in the studio, yet Man of the Woods marks their first collaboration on a Timberlake album since the first one, 2002’s Justified. Williams and Chad Hugo received writing and producing credits on nine of 16 tracks on Man of the Woods, including the best songs on the album and, not surprisingly, the majority of new material Timberlake is performing on his current tour. “Filthy,” produced by Timbaland and Danja, is the lead single and the show-starter, and while it packs a decent robo-funk punch, it feels left over from 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. “Midnight Summer Jam” is much less cold and far more fun, a throwback soul party a la Earth, Wind and Fire, while “Montana” creates a new dance-pop category—songs about sexy ski cabin vacations. Despite appearances by Chris Stapleton and Alicia Keys and what is likely the first trap-survival anthem (“Supplies”), Man’s best friend is “Higher, Higher,” a classic Pharrell jam—at least since he started hanging with Nile Rodgers—that makes the most of JT’s voice and lyrical skills and should bring a slow-burn-
ing groove to the live show. It’s a midtempo gem with a hypnotic, extended refrain (“If it’s for you, it can’t be any old thing”) that might be the catchiest thing on the whole album, sort of a Bee Gees thing with a little more twang. And it’s totally danceable, even if you don’t. Which is, again, the whole point. Justin Timberlake songs are always better live, because he’s an entertainer first and foremost, way ahead of his abilities as a singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. His last show in Vegas delivered very obvious evidence, as the January 2015 concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena that served as the final stop of the 20/20 Experience World Tour was turned into the Netflix concert film Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids. If you’re less excited about this weekend because you don’t like Man of the Woods, go anyway and allow yourself to be reminded why this guy is the biggest pop star of his generation. And if the JT Vegas residency rumors have died down, let’s fire them back up again. He’s one of very few current artists who could routinely sell out the 5,200-capacity Park Theater the way Bruno Mars does. Timberlake is the only thing in those MGM Resorts “Welcome to the Show” commercials without a permanent place on the Las Vegas Strip … for now.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE April 14-15, 7:30 p.m., $60-$280. T-Mobile Arena, 702-692-1600.
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NOISE DAVID BYRNE with Perfume Genius. April 18, 7:30 p.m., $59-$184. Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, 702-749-2012.
THIS IS DAVID BYRNE A 10-SONG PLAYLIST OF THE FORMER TALKING HEADS FRONTMAN’S SOLO BEST BY GEOFF CARTER hen David Byrne plays Reynolds Hall on April 18—touring behind new album American Utopia, his first release since his 2012 St. Vincent collaboration Love This Giant—it’ll be perfectly natural for you to expect the pioneering art rocker to sweat out a few Talking Heads oldies. (Judging from recent setlists, he likely will). But that’s somewhat unfair to Byrne, who has cultivated a terrific solo career for nearly 30 years. Byrne has a restless, creative mind, one that has dabbled in everything from filmmaking to urban design—and he’s got the rich and layered solo catalog to prove it. 1. “Make Believe Mambo” (Rei Momo, 1989) Though Byrne’s extracurricular work officially began with the 1981 Brian Eno collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, the line between that record and such Eno-produced Heads albums as Fear of Music is almost microscopically thin. This single, from his solo debut, is a joyous, Latin-infused “hi there”—a clear signal that Byrne was eager to really change things up.
2. ‘Don’t Fence Me In” (Red Hot + Blue, 1990) With this Cole Porter cover, Byrne proves once and for all that his brand of fun is contagious. 3. “A Long Time Ago” (David Byrne, 1994) This somber ballad contains what could be Byrne’s white paper statement: “In between stations I can hear/a million possibilities.” 4. “Finite=Alright” (Feelings, 1997) Byrne loves a good string section, and he’s rarely made better use of one than on this charming ode to mortality. 5. “Au Fond du Temple Saint” with Rufus Wainwright (Grown Backwards, 2004). Opera? Why not? Byrne gifts this Bizet duet with one of his sweetest vocals—and the call-and-response between him and a typically bored-sounding Rufus Wainwright is a hoot. 6. “Strange Overtones” with Brian Eno (Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, 2008) Put simply, this is the best Talking Heads song that the Talking Heads didn’t actually make—as well as the best song about the art of songwriting. 7. “Toe Jam” with The Brighton Port Author-
ity (I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, 2008) The BPA is actually just Fatboy Slim—and this lively dance track brings out the best in both artists. Bonus: It’s kinky as hell. 8. “Snoopies” with De La Soul (And the Anonymous Nobody, 2016). Where most hip-hop artists use 1980s-vintage artists just for flavor, De La Soul seem legitimately smitten with Byrne, granting him both the hook and multiple verses on this snaky New Wave number. 9. “Who” with St. Vincent (Love This Giant, 2012). On its face, a collaboration between Byrne and Annie Clark sounds like a “no duh” head-slapper—and this horn-driven shuffle proves the supposition correct. 10. “Everybody’s Coming to My House” (American Utopia, 2018) “We’re only tourists in this life/ Only tourists but the view is nice,” sings Byrne on the lead single from his new album. “Life is short” is hardly an original sentiment, but it’s a testament to Byrne’s creativity that he found a new way to say it— and to get us grooving to it.
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How Haim and Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) wrote “You Never Knew” as an homage to Prince
Country central ACM’s Party for a Cause takes over Vegas this weekend Although it’s no longer a centralized multi-day festival, the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause continues on as a series of smaller shows during the weekend of the ACM Awards. That makes it a bit more unwieldy for fans looking to get the full experience, but it also allows for a range of performers, from big-name headliners to unsung songwriters, all connected to the annual awards show. Both types of acts combine at Stories, Songs & Stars (April 13, 8:30 p.m., the Joint), featuring major acts like Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett, along with the talented Nashville songwriters (including Rhett’s father Rhett Akins and prolific hitmakers Hillary Lindsay and Shane McAnally) often responsible for country’s chart-topping sin-
gles. The Vegas institution Nashville Unplugged, which also showcases country songwriters, gets two ACM-sponsored shows (April 13-14, 10 p.m., Rhythm & Riffs at Mandalay Bay), featuring talent including Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. The biggest headliners will be at the Bash at the Beach (April 13-14, 7 p.m., Mandalay Bay Beach), led by Chris Janson and Chris Young. Other highlights on the two-night bill include singersongwriter Cam and guitar virtuoso Lindsay Ell. For country fans who want to stay away from the Strip, pop-country quartet Old Dominion will headline at Red Rock’s Sandbar Pool (April 13, 6 p.m.). Info on all these events and more can be found at partyfor acause.com. –Josh Bell
Alana Haim: “Dev had randomly been in town, and [producer] Ariel [Rechtshaid]’s house has this open-door policy of whoever wants to come over, come over. Dev was in the neighborhood and was like, ‘Hey can I come by and say hi?’ And on the drive from my house to Ariel’s house, I got a million texts being like ‘Prince just passed away.’ I immediately called [my sister] Este, because Prince is everything to Este—I probably should have waited to call her, because I knew she was driving—but I called her, and she was on the freeway and had to pull over and just bawled on the phone with me. She was literally like, ‘I can’t drive.’ When she finally got to the studio, we all just sat around listening to Prince and just went through his catalog. It was just a beautiful thing that we all came together on such a sad day. We all felt like we needed to make something—like what would Prince want us to do? He would want us to make something. You never really realize how much you have a connection with someone you’ve never met until they’re gone. Losing him was like losing a family member. So [that song] was one of the ideas we came up with that day. Dev is such an amazing collaborator to have in the studio that we turned a really sad sh*tty day into a really beautiful creative day, which I think Prince would have wanted.” –Leslie Ventura
Haim with Lizzo. April 13, 8 p.m., $35-$127. The Pearl, 702-944-3200.
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4/21. Jase Wills 4/27. Manny Franco 4/28. 1224 Arizona St., Boulder City, 702-293-4001. THE Dispensary Lounge Gary Fowler 4/13. Toscha Comeaux 4/14. Jenny Sotolongo 4/15. Art Blakey Tribute ft. Carl Saunders, Charles McNeal 4/18. 2451 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-458-6343. Dive Bar Clownvis Presley, The Krank Daddies, Stagnetti’s Cock 4/19. The Scoundrels, The Rocketz, Pet Tigers 4/20. BAT, Emily Marilyn, Masiumi Max, Thirsty Crows 4/21. MDC, Flipout A.A., HMD, Lean 13 4/26. Stereo Assault, The Negative Nancys, Bounty Hunter Brothers, Strange Mistress 4/27. Mos Generator, Black Pussy, Slow Season, Sonolith, Fat Ducks of F*ck 4/28. 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 702-586-3483. DOUBLE DOWN SALOON TV Party Tonight w/ Atomic Fish, The All-Togethers 4/12. Thee Swank Bastards, Crying 4 Kafka, Donny X, Stagnetti’s Cock 4/13. Better Broken, Three Rounds, The Pluralses, Alan Six, Detour 4/14. Prof. Rex Dart & The Bargain DJ Collective 4/16. Unique Massive 4/17. Gold Top Bob & The Goldtoppers 4/18. The Terrorsaurs, The Psyatics, Thee Swank Bastards 4/19. The Ripkatz, Pope Paul & the Illegals, The Tankerays 4/21. The Dogs, The Four07s, Killing Sunday, Dummy Up, Bust! 4/21. 4640 Paradise Road, 702-791-5775. Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Las Rageous ft. A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest & more 4/20-4/21. Las Vegas Rock & Roll Orchestra 4/28. 200 S. 3rd St., 800-745-3000. Eagle Aerie Hall Vatican Falling, Oscillation, Desolation, Asylum of Ashes, Blinded, Poolside at the Flamingo, Crown Magnetar 4/22. Aiming for Angels, The Home Team, Odd Solutions, Goner, Sleep Eater, Fugue, The Mess
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Like any first-year music festival with grand ambitions, Emerge Impact + Music weekend experienced some notable growing pains lows during its inaugural installment last weekend, from the cancellation of two Sunday headliners to the low turnout at some of its showcases. But attendees who dug into the three-day gathering’s uniquely booked and blended lineup of music acts and speakers found much to enjoy and absorb—the opening-night Fairytale Ball; intimate performances by OK Go, Waxahatchee, the Downtown Boys (that’s sax player Joe DeGorge at left) and Rhye; the unforgettable—and we really, really mean that—antics of Christeene; and much more. Catch up on our coverage at lasvegasweekly.com.
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Reasons to believe The diverse literary and arts Believer Festival returns to Las Vegas By Geoff Carter f for no other reason, the Believer Festival— coming to assorted venues April 13 and 14—deserves our admiration and support for not scheduling a single overlapping showcase. “No one should have to choose between events,” says Joshua Wolf Shenk, executive director of the festival’s sponsoring entity, the Beverly C. Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. Unlike the Coachellas of this world, Believer Fest unfolds leisurely over just two days and four events. Life itself should be so easy. But the festival, which returns in the afterglow of a wildly successful debut year, has more to offer than an easily-parsed schedule. Like The Believer magazine—the publishing of which BMI took over last year—the festival brings together writers, poets, journalists, comedians, artists and musicians in a confluence of inventive storytelling. Some advice: If any part of what you’re about to read grabs you, go to festival.blackmountaininstitute.org and reserve your tickets immediately. Two of the three free events
have already filled up. of the haunting novel What We Lose. (McSweeney’s The opening-night event, Desert Songs: Hidden founder Dave Eggers hosts the event.) Next is Songs Tracks, set against the breathtaking natural backof Love and Betrayal at Las Vegas Academy of the drop of Red Rock Canyon, features High Fidelity Arts, featuring Clark County poet laureate Vogue author Nick Hornby; NEA poetry fellow Jericho Robinson; readings by Mohsin Hamid (whose Exit Brown; Leslie Jamison, author of the upcomWest was named one of 2017’s best books by ing alcoholism memoir The Recovering; JaThe New York Times) and Tayari Jones (reBeliever von Johnson, director of African American cently named to Oprah’s Book Club for her FestIVAL April 13-14, and African Diaspora Studies at UNLV; twoAn American Marriage); and a conversation tmes & venues time National Book Award finalist Rachel between essayist Morgan Jerkins and the vary, festival. Kushner; The Weight of Shadows author Jose blackmountain Oscar-winning writer-director of Moonlight, institute.org. Orduña; and Fordham University Writer at Barry Jenkins. At press time some space at Risk in Residence Kanchana Ugbabe. The this one still remained, so move fast. amount of cultural and political ground these Last but not least is Laugh Tracks: The artists and activists will cover staggers the mind. Believer Variety Show at Fremont Country Club, Saturday offers a hat-trick of must-see showcases. the only event with a paid ticket ($15). It features Writer’s Block Book Shop presents Thi Bui, whose the Daily Show’s John Hodgman, Grammy graphic novel The Best We Could Do was called “one Award-winning singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, of the first great works of socially relevant comics New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali and too art of the Trump era” by Vulture; and Zinzi Clemmany brilliant others to name here. Look, just go mons, associate editor of The Believer and author to as many events as you can. It’s the right choice.
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Ex- 30 Rock cast member Judah Friedlander stands up at the Comedy Cellar By Julie Seabaugh udah Friedlander takes pride in putting stand-up first. He starred as “the Hug Guy” in the Dave Matthews Band’s “Everyday” video, portrayed Toby “Genuine Nerd” Radloff in Harvey Pekar biopic American Splendor, spent seven years on 30 Rock, found the time to release two humor books and still hit the comedy clubs whenever possible. So what took him nearly 30 years to release his first special?
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What are political parties doing about sexual harassment within their ranks? By Yvonne Gonzalez
M Weekly staff
ore than a half-dozen members of Congress resigned or announced retirement in 2017 after they were accused of various forms of harassment. The wave of accusations hit Republicans and Democrats alike. Some Republican groups are continuing to rely on existing sexual harassment policies, while certain governing bodies and Democratic groups have taken steps to expand their safeguards. Shortly after Congressman Ruben Kihuen was accused of sexual harassment, the Democratic Party of Nevada committed to training all staff, campaign workers and candidates involved in the party’s coordinated campaign effort. “Nevada State Democratic Party staff hosted a comprehensive sexual harassment training with an attorney at our office,” spokeswoman Helen Kalla said in a statement. “That training covered topics like identifying sexual harassment behavior, understanding victims’ rights, and options and guidelines on appropriate workplace conduct. The state party will continue to offer training for candidates and staff periodically
throughout the 2018 cycle.” The commitment aligns with moves by the state Legislature and Congress to make these trainings required across the board. The Nevada Legislature expanded its sexual harassment policy in its standing rules this year, including a process for lobbyists to file complaints and allowing accusers to remain anonymous. Both the Republican National Committee—where donor Steve Wynn resigned as finance chairman in the wake of accusations against him— and the Nevada Republican Party have had harassment policies in place for years. Those policies have not been expanded. The Nevada Republican Party has a harassment policy laid out in its employment documents, which every new hire sees. Unlike a plan by state Democrats to disseminate training information to campaigns come spring when the coordinated campaign begins, a state Republican party official said the organization is not involved in campaignlevel policies. A supplemental training being added at the Democratic National Committee, in addition to its sexual ha-
rassment training course, is required annually of all staff and interns. “What prompted these supplemental trainings is not a series of specific incidents but rather the fact that taking this issue seriously is so integral to what our party stands for,” said spokesman Vedant Patel in a statement. “Nothing is more important than ensuring that the Democratic Party’s staff, organizers and volunteers feel safe and supported in our workplaces, from our D.C. headquarters to our local state party offices.” County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said during a February meeting that she is working to put together a policy to apply countywide and that she hopes for a vote on it this month. The county’s diversity office handles complaints, and a policy would lay out the process in one place for everyone. “It’s better to be proactive rather than waiting until something potentially happens,” Giunchigliani said. “Transparency in this case not only makes good sense, it lets people know that we take these situations very seriously.” Giunchigliani said her gubernatorial campaign is putting together its own policy so the handful of people
Former Rep. Tim Murphy, R
Rep. Joe Barton, R
working with her feel comfortable and know there is a process in place to make complaints. At least one Nevada campaign has already implemented its antiharassment training. Congressional candidate Susie Lee has added the training to her campaign policies, a change from her previous run for office, according to a spokesman. Part of the policy includes internal and external points of contact for those on the campaign to report complaints. “It has become clearer than ever in recent months that there is a serious pattern of sexual misconduct by those in positions of power,” Lee said in a statement. “It is long past time that we act, bring accountability, and change the culture that allows this problem to continue. I want to lead by example on this issue, and my campaign has a strong policy in place to protect the idealistic, committed individuals on our campaign team.” Late last year, Congress made sexual harassment training mandatory
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Accused and resigned Top row
Accused and retiring Bottom row Former Rep. Trent Franks, R
Former Sen. Al Franken, D
Former Rep. John Conyers, D
Rep. Blake Farenthold, R
Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D
Rep. Patrick Meehan, R
for the first time through bills cosponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Democratic Reps. Jacky Rosen and Dina Titus. Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Reps. Kihuen, a Democrat, and Mark Amodei, a Republican, did not sign on to cosponsor the resolutions before the Senate passed it unanimously and the House approved it by voice vote. The House went one step further, voting to provide free legal representation to survivors. Every member of Nevada’s delegation in D.C. has followed through on the requirement and had their staff go through the training.
What’s the latest on accusations against Kihuen? Kihuen as well as Republican Reps. Blake Farenthold, who reportedly settled a harassment complaint with taxpayer money, and Joe Barton, who apologized to constituents after a nude selfie circulated online,
are not running for re-election. Though Kihuen is declining to run again rather than vacating his seat, he is still facing an ethics investigation in Congress. He said he looks forward to clearing his name. Heller has called for Kihuen’s resignation and spoke out against the Senate candidacy of Roy Moore, who lost his election after being accused of pursuing a minor. Heller is supporting several bills related to sexual assault, including one seeking to address this type of violence on college campuses.
Is reform still needed in Congress? With training in place, some lawmakers are looking at the lengthy process of filing complaints. Survivors have to go through 30 days of mandatory counseling, 30 days of mediation and a 30-day “cooling-off period.” Cortez Masto says this traumatizes survivors even
further than they already have been. “That’s all cloaked around confidentiality before you can even move forward if you wanted to file a complaint in court or have any type of investigation,” she said. “It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.” Cortez Masto said the ethics committee is another area that needs reform. There needs to be consistency in handling complaints, she said, and an assurance that they will be processed quickly rather than taking years, as some cases do. In late March, all 22 women in the Senate came together in a bipartisan group to call on Republican leaders to bring the reforms up for debate. Titus, who cosponsored the House’s mandatory training resolution, said sexual harassment is definitely a problem in Congress, and training would be helpful. “We need to be sure everybody knows what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it, how to deal with it, and how to prevent it,” she said.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D, is retiring after acknowledging she mishandled a complaint against a staffer.
Trump rolls back workplace protections President Donald Trump revoked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The order sought to ensure companies contracted by the government provide paycheck transparency, obtain employee consent to arbitrate in sexual assault or harassment cases and comply with labor laws, among other provisions. The decision came with little explanation or fanfare. Employee rights groups say the elimination of the executive order will hurt the oversight of the rights of workers who are employed by federal contractors. Opponents of the move say it’s common sense to require companies receiving taxpayer money to disclose labor law violations, and that the worst violators should lose out on government contracts.
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ewer than 100 people nationwide are certified as official United States Polo Association instructors. After more than two decades of work in the field, Ismael Molina joined that elite group earlier this year. Molina, who teaches out of the California Polo Club, gave me a 30-minute training session last month at Star Nursery Fields, where he demonstrated his preternatural rapport with horses. The only thing more impressive? His unyielding patience for a farless-athletic rider. I’d thought of polo more as a clothing company than a sports competition before Molina saddled up an 11-year-old gelding named Nevada and told me to hop on. My inability to direct him might have taken us to Arizona had Molina not repeatedly set us back on course. And yet, the instructor never got frustrated. Instead, he exuded a lot of excitement, or at least feigned it, when I cocked my mallet and socked the ball 20 yards down the field on my first attempt at a back shot. “Very good!” Molina exclaimed. “You’d play the No. 1 position—always forward. They’re going to tell you to stay all the way up, stay forward and wait for the pass.” I felt like the comment related as much to my cluelessness as a rider as my ability to make contact, but at that point I was happy with any compliment. I can only hope I didn’t disgrace the field too much ahead of April 14, when four high-profile teams will descend upon the site for the two-day Las Vegas Polo Classic, featuring the first-ever local outdoor grass polo games. Tournament matches are scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Star Nursery Fields adjacent to Sam Boyd Stadium, with four players and as many as 25 horses on each team. Games are separated into four seven-minute quarters— they’re called “chukkers” in polo—and the horses are
Polo America president Randy Russell demonstrates his swing. (Wade Vandervort/Staff)
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changed out every round. Randy Russell, owner of Polo America and the event’s organizer, has brought three-man arena polo matches to the South Point Equestrian Center in the past but says he always envisioned something bigger for Las Vegas. Star Nursery Fields’ expansion in recent years made it possible, prompting Russell to sign a three-year contract to bring the Las Vegas Polo Classic there. “The one thing that everyone is going to take away from this is the sound,” Russell says. “The first time those eight horses run by and those hooves, it embeds in your mind forever.” Horses reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour during a match, and Russell says they typically run twice the distance of the Kentucky Derby in a single chukker. Neither speed nor distance were characteristics of my brief foray into polo. If Nevada had been wearing a speedometer, I doubt it would have ever registered over 5 miles per hour. I could hit the ball, but without teammates in a solo lesson, the chances of me handling the reins properly and maneuvering into position to chase it down for another whack were minuscule. “The most important first is to ride the horse safe and stay on,” Molina says. “After that, you can hit the ball.” That doesn’t fit with my skill set, so I’m hereby retiring from polo. Perhaps Molina can find a more promising prospect during the Las Vegas Classic. The California Polo Club will be on hand to offer lessons before and after the games, with prices starting at $225. Take it from me, it won’t be easy, but anyone who watches the professional matches should gain a new appreciation for the sport. “Polo challenges you in so many ways,” Russell says. “You’ve got to have the hand-eye coordination to hit the ball and the strategy of where to place yourself in the game. And then you’re also controlling a 1,000-pound animal. The adrenaline rush never leaves you.”
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How to have an exit strategy from the day you open your business BY CHUCK MOHLER
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rom the creation of a business, a business owner should be thinking of the exit strategy. Preparing a business for sale— whether to a family member or complete stranger—shouldn’t take place when the owner decides retirement is in the near future. Plans to sell a business should begin the day the doors open. There are five things an owner needs to check off the list before a business is ready for sale. But first, a quick test: Can the owner leave on vacation for a month and the business run smoothly, without any hiccups? The employees left to operate the business should be able to provide the owner with a one-page report regarding the business during that time. If the answer is “no” to the above, then the owner can revisit the following checklist to help prepare. ■ Clean financials: Keeping clean books is the foundation of any business, and when it’s up for sale, it’s the first thing potential buyers look at to establish business stability, value and future growth potential. A business should have three to five years of clean financial statements, with tax returns to match, preferably trending upward. ■ Leadership team: A business is only as good as the team that leads it. Is there a steady, knowledgeable team in place to operate the business while the owner is on a monthlong vacation? Potential buyers want to know a business can be successful with the current team. A good team can be a bargaining chip in a sale, and stay on after the transition, especially if it provides intangible assets, such as knowledge, creativity, expertise and processes. ■ Minimize risk: During the creation of a business’ strategic plan, strengths, weaknesses, opportu-
nities and threats were identified. And although this analysis is important to the creation of a business, it’s also integral to the sale. Risks can be anything from customer concentration, cybersecurity, improper branding, supplier, vendor, legal or employee issues. They can all play into the value of the sale. New buyers don’t want to inherit problems, so taking a hard look at the business, including the risks and weaknesses, and fixing those problems will only help increase the value and price point of the sale. You can’t just tell the potential buyer that a particular
issue can be fixed later; if so, a price discount for any outstanding risks would be negotiated. ■ Determine the most valuable part of the business: Intangible assets can’t be easily replaced or purchased. A good team, with everything stated above, can be one of those valuable intangible assets. Looking at the company as a whole, a creative culture, streamlined workflow processes and methodology can be highly valuable to potential buyers, if it helps the company function and be successful on a higher level. Providing potential buyers with assets they can’t purchase anywhere else increases the strength and thereby price point of a business sale. ■ Is the owner personally ready? This is a loaded question, as an owner may or may not be ready before any of the above has been met. However, if all items have been checked off this list, and the owner is able to go on vacation without a hitch, the following is important: Is the owner financially, psychologically and emotionally ready to sell the business? Will the sale of the business financially provide him or her with enough to be comfortably sustained throughout the next phase of life? The owner needs to know what is financially needed to either retire, purchase another business or whatever the next stage holds. A business plan helps set the course for the beginning stages of a business, and its strategic plan gives it a map for increments of growth. The sale of a business—essentially the third stage of a business’s life— requires the same amount of planning. If there isn’t a plan, the business isn’t ready for sale. If the owner doesn’t have a plan, the deal will fall apart. Chuck Mohler owns Eagle Corporate Advisors.
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Building wealth is not accomplished by finding a high-paying job or putting money into a savings account—it’s an undertaking that requires a clear objective, thoughtful strategy and ongoing maintenance. Successful wealth management relies on a holistic approach, evaluating each component of an individual’s financial life. “Building wealth is a time-consuming process, and it doesn’t happen overnight,” said Paul Couch, Vice President and Senior Finance Adviser at City National Securities. Regardless of your personal financial situation, understanding the key principles of wealth management can lead to a more secure future.
Wealth management strategies 1
Make a plan: “The most important thing is to have a plan, preferably in writing,
that outlines your financial goals and the steps you’re taking to address them,” Couch said. Whether planning for retirement, saving for a large purchase or building your nest egg, identifying those overall goals is the first step. Once you’ve done that, consider your action plan for the long term and short term. Couch stresses the importance of keeping your plan up-to-date and revisiting it on an annual basis. “The economy and markets are constantly changing, so you need to adjust accordingly.”
Take advantage of compound interest: Saving is great, but smart saving 2 is better. Compound interest can accelerate your financial growth and pave the way for substantial dividends in the future. “Regardless of income level, everyone should aim to save 10 percent of their gross salary. Put it in an account that earns compound interest and don’t touch it—time really is money. If you do this throughout your life, you should be well off by the time you hit retirement age,” Couch said.
3 Look for alternative sources of income: Always be on the lookout for
new sources of supplemental income. Having one steady source of income that can facilitate other opportunities can be beneficial. “People often ask, ‘What should I do with my money?’ The real question should be, ‘What can my money do for me?’ One way to make your money work for you is to leverage your existing income to create supplemental cash flow. Start a small business, invest in bonds, purchase a rental property, etc.,” Couch said.
on good debt: While debt generally conjures 4 Take negative associations, Couch suggests reframing that perception. “There are plenty of bad debts, but there are good debts, too. Credit card debt is bad, but having a mortgage or taking out a loan to start a business—those are good debts because they appreciate over time. The majority of American wealth is leveraged in homeownership,” Couch said.
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Asset allocation and diversifying your portfolio Whether it’s stocks, bonds, real estate or elsewhere, where you allocate your assets is the most important component of an investment portfolio. “Eighty percent of your return will reflect the asset allocation breakdown,” Couch said. Be careful when choosing your investments, and don’t rely too heavily on any one asset class. How you allocate your assets will also depend on your risk threshold. “Since the crash, a large percentage of investments are in the stock market, so you generally have to assume more risk than you used to. However, you should be comfortable with your investments, too. Determining your risk tolerance before creating an asset allocation model is crucial,” Couch said. Once you’ve created your asset allocation model, you’ll use it to form your diversification plan. A healthy, diverse portfolio will align with your overall goals and should be revisited often. If you’re working with a financial adviser, he or she will be able to monitor your portfolio on a daily basis and make appropriate changes on your behalf.
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Building a wealth management team Wealth management may require a team of professionals to oversee different aspects of your financial life. Hiring a financial adviser is a great start, but you may also need an accountant/CPA and an attorney. As you’re building your team, be sure to communicate between them. “Financial advisers can oversee everything, but they can’t necessarily do everything,” Couch said. “So if you have multiple people helping manage your finances, maintain transparency and keep communication channels open.” If you’re using multiple financial advisers, make sure they’re communicating as well, otherwise they may duplicate investments unknowingly. “We have a limited amount of investment opportunities, so if you’re working with more than one adviser, there’s a fair chance they’re putting some of the investments in the same the place,” Couch said.
Who should hire a financial adviser? Wealth management may seem like a concern reserved for the very affluent, but everyone can benefit from comprehensive financial planning services. Because there are so many different financial services out there, look for ones that cater to your individual needs. “We have two arms in our wealth management division,” Couch said. “One is a brokerage service that can offer advice on specific issues but won’t manage your finances on a regular basis. It’s a transactional relationship that’s good for smaller investors and traders. The other option is an asset management service that maintains your portfolio, monitors your assets and actively manages the accounts daily.” Ask different financial advisers, firms and institutions what services they have available until you find a suitable candidate.
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