Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

Contest With a Twist

July 30, 2013

Contest With a Twist

“After three days of competition in the 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championships at the Riviera, Feliks Zemdegs of Australia was crowned the new champion on Sunday ….

There were 15 events and 575 competitors from 37 countries from Friday through Sunday, and Zemdegs, in an orange hoodie, was victorious, completing his 3×3 Rubik’s cube in 8.18 seconds.”

— “Aussie wins 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championships at Riviera,”  Don Chareunsy, Las Vegas Sun


Las Vegas Tribute to Newtown Victims

January 16, 2013

Las Vegas Tribute to Newtown Victims

The city of Las Vegas pays tribute to the slaughtered children of Newtown, Connecticut this week by hosting that New England town’s resident gun lobby, the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  60,000 gun worshippers are expected to attend the memorial for the 20 children and six educators shot to death by a single military-style firearm.

The NSSF represents gun and ammunition manufacturers and dealers, and lobbies against laws banning high-capacity gun magazines, something the Las Vegas police chief favors. The organization also maintains that military-style weapons belong in civilian hands since they drive massive industry profits and are fun to use.


“Gun Group Chief Says Industry Didn’t Cause Newtown,” Ken Ritter, AP via ABC News


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World-Class Competition

August 13, 2012

Portrait of Johannes Neudörfer, His Son, and Their Rubik's Cube, after Nicolas Neufchâtel

What with all the hype about those badminton, horse-dancing, and bikini-ball contests in London, you might have missed last week’s really big sports event, the Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas:


Grande Finale for the Liberace Museum

October 17, 2010

 Grande Finale for the Liberace Museum

 The Liberace Museum, a Las Vegas fixture since 1979, closes today, October 17, 2010. The Liberace Foundation promises that the museum’s collection of  flamboyant … objets d’art will tour the country.