Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned by The Blackstone Group and operated by MGM Resorts International and was built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino. Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. One of its most notable features is an 8-acre lake between the building and the Strip, which houses the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music. Inside Bellagio, Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como, composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, covers 2,000 sq ft of the lobby ceiling. Bellagio is home to Cirque du Soleil's aquatic production "O"; the main tower of Bellagio, with 3,015 rooms, has 36 floors and a height of 508 ft. The Spa Tower, which opened on December 23, 2004, stands to the south of the main tower, has 33 floors, a height of 392 ft and contains 935 rooms. MGM Resorts International owned the Bellagio until 2019, when it sold the resort to The Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion.
MGM continued to operate the property under a lease arrangement. Bellagio was conceived by Steve Wynn, Atlandia Design managed the design and furnishing of the facility, following the purchase and demolition of the legendary Dunes hotel and casino in October 27, 1993 after the grand opening of Luxor Las Vegas. Bellagio's design architect was DeRuyter Butler, Peter Smith was the project executive. Construction on the Bellagio began in May 1996. Bellagio had an original construction cost of US$1.6 billion. The interior design on the Bellagio was designed by Architectural Digest 100 four-time winner Roger Thomas. Roger Thomas is the executive vice president of design for Wynn Design & Development, principal of the Roger Thomas Collection. Bellagio opened on October 15, 1998, just before 11 pm, in a ceremony, reported to cost US$88 million; the VIPs invited to the grand opening were expected to donate to The Foundation Fighting Blindness US$1,000 a person or US$3,500 a couple, which entitled them to an overnight stay at Bellagio's suite rooms.
Opening night's entertainment began with Steve Wynn giving a 40-minute welcome speech followed by the opening of the Cirque du Soleil production O. Performing in Bellagio lounges that night were New York cabaret and recording artist Michael Feinstein, George Bugatti, John Pizarrelli; when it opened, it was the most expensive hotel built. In 2000 it became an MGM Mirage property when Mirage Resorts merged with MGM Grand Inc. to create MGM Mirage. In 2010, the company was renamed MGM Resorts International in a move to go worldwide with its brands. Bellagio employs 8,000 people. In the Autumn of 2006, the casino floor was remodeled and new uniforms were issued, changing the original color scheme to a more subdued beige theme. On December 15, 2010, a helmet-wearing gunman robbed the casino of $1.5 million in chips. In August 2011, he was sentenced to a prison term of 9–27 years. In the early morning hours of March 25, 2017, the Rolex jewelry store was robbed by men in pig masks. On April 14, 2017, part of the roof caught fire.
In October 2019, MGM Resorts announced it would sell the Bellagio to The Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion. Through the deal, the two companies would form a joint venture that would lease the Bellagio back to MGM Resorts for an annual rent of $245 million; the sale was completed in November 2019. The joint venture was owned entirely by Blackstone. Under the deal, MGM acquired a five-percent ownership stake in the venture and continued to operate the resort through the lease. Many professional poker players prefer to play at the Bellagio poker room, calling it their home base due to the high table limits, including the high-stakes Big Game located in "Bobby's Room", named after Bobby Baldwin; the stakes at the Big Game can range up to $4,000/$8,000, are frequented by such poker pros as Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman. It is reported. Bellagio has partnered with the World Poker Tour to host several of their tournaments. There are 14 restaurants inside Bellagio as well as private dining, in-room dining, poolside dining options: Lago by Julian Serrano Harvest by Roy Ellamar Spago Fix Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant Prime Steakhouse Le Cirque Picasso Michael Mina The Buffet Jasmine Pool Cafe Noodles Bellagio Patisserie - home of the world's tallest chocolate fountain Sadelle's The Fountains of Bellagio is a vast, choreographed water feature with performances set to light and music.
The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and are visible from numerous vantage points on the Strip, both from the street and neighboring structures. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. Two minutes before a water show starts, the nozzles begin to break the water surface and the lights illuminating the hotel tower turn to a purple hue, or red-white-and-blue for certain music. Shows may be cancelled without warning because of high wind, although shows run with less power in face of wind. A single show may be skipped to avoid interference with a planned event. Additional shows can occur for special occasions including weddings; the fountain display is choreographed to various pieces of music, including “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston as the first show of the day, "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli, "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood, "Your Song" by Elton John, "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley, "Luck Be a Lady" by Frank Sinatra, "My Heart Will Go On" by Céline Dion, A 3 song me
Phil Bennett is an American football coach and former player. He was most the defensive coordinator at Arizona State Sun Devils. Prior to this position, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Baylor Bears from 2011-2016, was interim head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers during their 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl win over Kentucky after serving as defensive coordinator of the Panthers for three seasons. Prior to coaching the Panthers, he served as the head football coach at Southern Methodist University from 2002 to 2007. Before his stint at SMU, he served as an assistant coach at seven different colleges. Bennett graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in education in 1978, was a second-team All-Southwest Conference defensive end as a senior in 1977, he began his coaching career at A&M in 1979 as a part-time defensive ends coach. Since he has held coaching positions at Texas Christian University, Iowa State University, Louisiana State University, a second stint at Texas A&M, the University of Oklahoma and Kansas State University.
During his first season at Kansas State, in 1999, he was nominated for National Assistant Coach of the Year. During his years as an assistant coach he has coached many stand out players, including Mark Simoneau and Terence Newman. On October 28, 2007, SMU athletic director Steve Orsini fired Bennett. Orsini notified Bennett that he would be dismissed after the Mustangs' last game on November 24, 2007 against the University of Memphis. University of Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt named Bennett his defensive coordinator on February 4, 2008. After Wannstedt's resignation in December 2010, he announced on January 3, 2011 that he was declining to coach in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Bennett was promoted to interim head coach of the team and lead the Panthers to a 27–10 victory of Kentucky. On January 7, 2011, it was announced that Phil Bennett would join the Baylor Bears as defensive coordinator, replacing Brian Norwood who accepted the position of associate head coach for Baylor. On May 26, 2016, it was announced that Baylor was firing Art Briles as head coach, that Bennett was a candidate to serve as interim head coach, but declined the proposition and the Bears hired Jim Grobe to replace the fired Briles.
On August 11, 1999, Bennett's 41-year-old wife, was killed by lightning while she was jogging near their home in Manhattan, Kansas. The story of the Bennetts' relationship and the subsequent death of Nancy was the subject of a 1999 feature article in Sports Illustrated, as well as College Gameday on December 6, 2014. Bennett has a son, the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Hawaii, he has a daughter, who followed in her mother's footsteps and became a nurse. Bennett has two stepdaughters.
The Center for Biofilm Engineering is an interdisciplinary research and technology transfer institution located on the central campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The center was founded in April 1990 as the Center for Interfacial Microbial Process Engineering with a grant from the Engineering Research Centers program of the National Science Foundation; the CBE integrates faculty from multiple university departments to lead multidisciplinary research teams—including graduate and undergraduate students—to advance fundamental biofilm knowledge, develop beneficial uses for microbial biofilms, find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems. The center tackles biofilm issues including chronic wounds and microbial corrosion through cross-disciplinary research and education among engineers and industry; the center originated as the Institute for Chemical and Biological Process Analysis in 1983. In 1990, the center became a national ERC as the Center for Interfacial Microbial Process Engineering based on a $7.2 million grant from the NSF.
In 1993 the center assumed its current name-Center for Biofilm Engineering. The original grants expired in 2001 and the center became self-sufficient; the center is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an NSF ERC throughout 2020. In 1979 W. G. Characklis came to Montana State University from Rice University as a professor in civil and chemical engineering, he assembled a multidisciplinary team of engineers and chemists to study the processes and effects of microbial growth at interfaces He established a cross-disciplinary environmental biotechnology institute to address the needs of industry in the areas of biofouling, microbial corrosion and biofilm technology. The Institute for Chemical and Biological Process Analysis was chartered by the Montana Board of Regents in 1983 within the Montana State University College of Engineering. Bill Characklis was its first director; the IPA provided the foundation for eventual Engineering Research Center status in several ways. The IPA conducted fundamental research and testing for industry and government agencies and it pursued biofilm projects that crossed traditional scientific discipline boundaries.
The IPA established an Industrial Associates membership program and by 1989 the program had 12 participating members, each contributing $10,000 annually to the center. Membership benefits provided them the opportunity to assist in critiquing and defining the IPA research programs. Members included oil/gas/power companies, a chemical manufacturer, a pulp and paper company and partnership with the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. In 1989, the IPA applied to the NSF for Engineering Research Center status, granted in April 1990; the Center for Interfacial Microbial Process Engineering was established as one of three national Engineering Research Centers out of 48 applicants. As an ERC, the new organization was charged with building a cross-disciplinary research and education program at Montana State University, as well as increasing U. S. industrial competitiveness in biofilm related technologies. The center's charter mandated that research and technology transfer programs would be integrated within the center's program planning.
The Industrial Associates program continued to be used as a mechanism for the center to get information from industry about significant biofilm-related problems and collaborate on center research initiatives designed to address biofilm issues. The center's education program recruited students to participate on interdisciplinary research teams and to interact with industry representatives; the provision of $7.2 million in grants from the NSF during the first five years enabled the expansion of center research into new areas, notably bioremediation and biohydrometallurgy. The center's industrial focus expanded from biofilm control and mitigation to include positive use of biofilm processes to break up soil and water contaminants as well as extracting minerals from low-grade ores. Center projects were designed to span scales of inquiry from fundamental bench-scale to applied field-scale experiments; these projects enabled the continued development of microsensors to measure gradients of gases and pH within biofilm communities, microscopy to elucidate physiological activity of community organisms and modeling to predict biofilm behavior.
In 1992, two years after its establishment, the center's first director, Bill Characklis, died. Montana State University signaled its commitment to the center by hiring J. W. Costerton, a professor of microbiology from the University of Calgary, as Executive Director and James Bryers, a professor of biochemical engineering from Duke University, as Director of Research for the center. In 1993 the center's name was changed to Center for Biofilm Engineering. Under Costerton's direction the center continued to fulfill its charter and began expanding its scope of inquiry. Costerton encouraged exploration of the bioelectric effect, the phenomenon of cell-cell signaling and its relation to biofilm structure and subsurface biobarrier technologies to protect water and soils from mining contamination. Industrial interest and membership grew in response to more diversified research topics. By 1996 Industrial Associate membership had grown to 19 diversified members including members representing water treatment, government labs, specialty chemicals, consumer products, oil/energy companies.
In June 1996 the National Science Foundation renewed its commitment to the Center for Biofilm Engineering with a new five year grant of $7.6 million. In 1996 the national profile of the CBE and biofilm research was on the rise. Numerous scientific and mass media publications began to addr
Jalil Andrabi, was a prominent Kashmiri human rights lawyer and pro independence political activist associated with the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. Andrabi was subjected to extrajudicial execution by Indian paramilitary troopers and renegades in March 1996. On March 8, 1996, Andrabi was detained in Srinagar by Major Avtar Singh, of the 35th Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Indian army. Three weeks Andrabi's body was found floating in the Jhelum River. A case is pending adjudication in a Budgam court against Major Avtar Singh; the body of forty-two-year-old Andrabi, a human rights lawyer and pro-independence political activist associated with the JKLF, was found in the Kursu Rajbagh area of Srinagar on the banks of the Jhelum River on the morning of March 27, 1996. According to press reports, the body was in a burlap bag. According to eyewitnesses, Andrabi was detained at about 6:00 pm on March 8 by a Rashtriya Rifles unit of the army which intercepted his car a few hundred yards from his home in Srinagar.
The officer responsible had fled the country and was wanted by the Indian government in relation to the killing. India had issued a warrant for an interpol alert. On June 9, 2012 Avtar Singh, 47 living in Selma, killed his wife, 3-year-old Jay Singh, 15-year-old Kinwaljeet "Aryan" Singh, wounded his 17-year-old son Kanwarpal "Chris" Singh with a handgun, he called police to admit the killings and shot and killed himself. The surviving son had severe head injuries, he was taken off life support in Community Regional Medical Center at Selma and died on June 14
San Carlos is a census-designated place in Gila County, United States. The population was 4,038 at the 2010 census, up from 3,716 at the 2000 census. San Carlos is the largest community in and the seat of government for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. San Carlos' economy is underdeveloped and is based on retail service industries, construction trades, public administration. San Carlos is located in southeastern Gila County at 33°21′4″N 110°27′36″W, its eastern border is the San Carlos River, the Graham County line. The San Carlos River flows south 8 miles to an impoundment on the Gila River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles, of which 0.004 square miles, or 0.06%, is water. San Carlos is located within the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,716 people, 921 households, 754 families living in the CDP. The population density was 420.9 people per square mile. There were 994 housing units at an average density of 112.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.55% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 92.63% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 2.05% from two or more races. 2.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 921 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 29.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.1% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.00 and the average family size was 4.42. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 42.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $13,412, the median income for a family was $14,219.
Males had a median income of $16,216 versus $22,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $4,615. About 57.5% of families and 58.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 62.4% of those under age 18 and 56.5% of those age 65 or over. San Carlos Apache Nnee Bich'o Nii Transit provides transportation on the reservation and to Safford and Globe. KRDE 94.1 FM
The 2011–12 season will be AEL's first season back in the Football League following relegation from the Superleague in 2011. It is Chris Coleman's first season in charge at the club. Coleman left Larissa on 9 January 2012 citing financial problems as the reason. "Over the last two or three months I've had to compromise myself because of the financial situation and it's made me unhappy" See 2011–12 Football League As of 23 February 2012 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. See 2011–12 Football League See 2011–12 Greek Cup As of 21 May 2012 As of 15 May 2012 As of 15 May 2012 OPAP