Facebook will ban the private sale of guns on its social network as well as on Instagram, the company said Friday.
The move comes as the White House has increased pressure on the company to address the popular use of its platforms to promote and advertise firearms for sale, often as a way to evade background checks.
The ban only applies to private transactions and will not include licensed gun sellers.
Facebook, which has 1.59 billion monthly active users, already bans the sale of marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs on its site and apps.
Source: #MarkZuckerberg sides with gun-grabbers — @Facebook bans private gun sales
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the Nevada Las Vegas campus and will meet with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company.
Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the casino company envisions a public-private partnership to build a $1 billion, 65,000-seat stadium that could be shared by a professional team and UNLV.
The Sands would probably partner with other investors and might seek to draw on public revenue sources, such as hotel room tax revenue earmarked for promoting tourism.
The Raiders have no lease for a stadium for next season after NFL owners earlier this month shot down their plans to move to the Los Angeles area.
The team is negotiating a short-term extension with officials in Oakland and Alameda County but is also looking for a permanent new home to replace the outdated Oakland Coliseum.
Source: Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders – LA Times
The former publisher of USA Today will lead the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the newspaper announced Thursday.
Craig A. Moon, the R-J’s new publisher, said in an interview that he would work for the company backed by family members of casino magnate Sheldon Abelson and his wife, Miriam, who purchased he newspaper last month.
Who wouldn’t? The Abelson’s have plenty of cash to throw at this project.
Moon, who led Gannett’s flagship publication for six years before retiring in 2009, said he would oversee both the news and editorial staffs.
He added that the paper, which is hiring for several positions, would invest in investigative reporting and data-driven journalism.
He said he planned to start the process of building a “world-class new media company.” The paper expects to name an editor in less than two weeks, Moon added.
Moon already exercised his authority Thursday by removing a disclosure on the paper’s third page, next to its masthead, that outlined the Adelsons’ interests in everything from Sands to a local private school.
“I thought that was overkill,” Moon said.
You cry-babies at the R-J better wake up.
Source: Adelson family selects former USA Today publisher to lead R-J – Las Vegas Sun News
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is scheduled to meet with Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson today in Las Vegas, where the main topic is expected to center on a proposed $1 billion-plus domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip, a public-private partnership between Las Vegas Sands and a group of investors.
The math is pretty simple: The Raiders are looking for a home, and a state-of-the-art stadium in Las Vegas is coming.
Davis was invited to Las Vegas to meet with Adelson.
This would not only be a coup for Las Vegas…it is a great opportunity for Governor Sandoval to pick up another win in his Nevada business development effort. If he’s not heavily involved already, he should be.
Source: Las Vegas Raiders has catchy ring to it – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Campaign staffers for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have gained access to employee dining areas on Strip properties by passing themselves off as union members and using the Culinary union’s button, according to the union.
Culinary Union Local 226, which represents more than 57,000 workers in Nevada resorts, said Thursday it was “disappointed and offended.”
“It’s completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work,” said Geoconda Arguello-Kline, the union’s secretary-treasurer, in a statement.”
The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice.
We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties and we will cooperate with casinos and hotels so that this matter is fully resolved.”
The Nevada Blog agrees. Sanders and his campaign should be ashamed.
Source: Culinary complains about Sanders campaign tactics – Las Vegas Review-Journal
LaVoy Finicum didn’t die for freedom. He died because he refused the lawful orders of duly appointed law enforcement officers, and chose to confront them instead.
Bloodshed is the inevitable and predictable result of this kind of confrontation.
It was narrowly averted in April 2014 here in Nevada, as BLM officers and self-styled militia squared off over the ranch of welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy near Bunkerville. In that case, the BLM backed down. (Two of Bundy’s sons, Ammon and Ryan, were leaders of the Oregon standoff and are now in federal custody.)
But whether it was Bunkerville, Nev., or Burns, Ore., it was inevitable someone was going to get hurt. That’s what happens when you point guns at police, and they point guns back.
Source: Blood on the ground in Oregon, and for what? – Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Using his disgraceful intervention in our family’s private trauma to advance his political career shows that he has learned nothing,” Mike Schiavo continued in the statement. “He’s proud of the fact that he used the machinery of government to keep a person alive through extraordinary artificial means — contrary to the orders of the court that were based on the court’s determination, made over six years of litigation, that doing so would be against her wishes.
Source: ‘Disgusting’ — Terri Schiavo’s husband on @JebBush super PAC ad – Political news and commentary.
The fight between NV Energy and the commercial solar industry shows how cemented the utility is in its business model and how the Nevada Public Utilities Commission is doing nothing to nudge the monopoly to reflect the evolving energy industry.
Source: NV Energy must update its business model, as others are – Las Vegas Sun News
Brothel owner Dennis Hof announced Friday he would be running as a Libertarian for the Nevada Senate seat currently occupied by outgoing Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno.
Hof was originally considering running for U.S. Senate, but said he did not want to kowtow to special interests for money.“You just can’t get the $5 million to 10 million without whoring yourself out and I’m not going to do that,” he said.
“There’s a lot of people willing to give me money, but there’s a payback. I’m not going to compromise my principles.”
Hof said he chose the Libertarian Party after being introduced to it by John Stossel.“It’s kind of neat,” he said. “I call myself a conservatarian. I feel like I’m a conservative guy even though I’m in a crazy business, but I like the libertarian values and what they stand for.”
Source: Brothel owner Dennis Hof announces state senate bid
Lamar Odom won’t be charged with any drug counts after the former NBA star was found unconscious last year at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system, prosecutors said Monday.
Evidence in the case did not prove that Odom used the drug during his three days in Nye County, so he could not be charged with unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance — the felony count recommended by the sheriff’s office, District Attorney Angela Bello said.
Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, and members of her famous reality television family were in Las Vegas soon after Odom was hospitalized. He was later transferred to a Los Angeles hospital.
The Odom family said Friday he had left the Los Angeles hospital for a private facility.
Source: Odom won’t be charged in Nevada brothel incident