The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is a luxury hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience. The property is operated by Landry's, Inc.. It has 2,419 hotel rooms; the Golden Nugget was built in 1946, making it one of the oldest casinos in the city. Jackie Gaughan at one time owned a stake in the hotel as part of his many downtown properties. Steve Wynn bought a stake in the Nugget, which he increased so that, in 1973, he became the majority shareholder, the youngest casino owner in Las Vegas. In 1977 he opened the first hotel tower and the resort earned its first four diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide, it was the foundation for Wynn's rise to prominence in the casino industry. The second hotel tower opened in 1984 along with the showroom, the third tower was opened in 1989. In 2000, the Golden Nugget was sold to MGM Grand, Inc.. Although the Golden Nugget was profitable, it was not part of the master expansion plan of the corporation, focused on consolidating a long stretch of the Strip by acquiring Mandalay Resort Group, building City Center, beginning construction in Macau.
Gaming revenue on Fremont Street had peaked in fiscal year 1993. The Golden Nugget was sold in 2003, for $215 million to Poster Financial Group, owned by Timothy Poster and Thomas Breitling; when Poster Financial assumed control of the Golden Nugget, they began to upgrade the gambling operation by installing new cashless slot machines and by increasing the maximum bet available at table games to $15,000. Their story became the basis for The Casino, a television series on Fox that premiered on June 14, 2004. On February 4, 2005, Texas-based Landry's, Inc announced its intent to purchase the property and the Golden Nugget Laughlin; the sale closed on September 27, 2005. After the purchase, the Golden Nugget embarked on a 14-month, $100 million renovation project, completed in November 2006. In December 2007, the Golden Nugget completed its $70 million Phase II project, which expanded the resort west onto First Street and introduced additional entertainment and dining venues. Phase III was the opening of the 500-room, $150 million Rush hotel Tower on November 20, 2009 along with the Chart House restaurant.
FilmsIn the Elvis Presley film, Viva Las Vegas In the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, the casino can be continually seen in the police chase scene. In the Chevy Chase comedy film, Vegas Vacation The casino can be seen in the beginning of the film Smokin' Aces, in which the antagonist cuts the ribbons for the casino's grand opening. In the film Next, Nicolas Cage is seen entering the Golden Nugget through the Fremont Street entrance; the Golden Nugget features prominently in the poker mockumentary The Grand. Was seen in the music video for "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees. TelevisionAlfred Hitchcock Presents 1959 episode "Man From The South", the opening shot shows the Casino and Fremont St; the Golden Nugget and Fremont Street are in the opening scene of "The Night Stalker" with reporter Carl Kolchak investigating a series of vampire murders in Las Vegas. Vega$ showed exterior shots of The Golden Nugget in the opening and closing slots and in the pilot episode The Casino, a Fox reality television series is based on the story of the Golden Nugget's acquisition by Poster Financial Group.
In 2010, the casino's pool and shark aquarium were featured throughout an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In all Street Fighter II games, Balrog's stage is set in front of the Golden Nugget, with the sign seen in the back. In HD Remix, it has been changed to the "Crazy Buffalo" in reference to the name of Balrog's original Super Combo; the updated version of the scenario that appears in Street Fighter V changes the name of the casino to the "Golden Bullion", most to avoid legal issues. The name Golden Nugget designates several casino games: Golden Nugget, Golden Nugget 64, Golden Nugget Casino, Golden Nugget Casino DS. In Fallout: New Vegas, the logo of the "Silver Rush," a gambling hall, shows a similarity to the logo of the Golden Nugget; the world's largest gold nugget on display, the Hand of Faith is still shown today in the Golden Nugget lobby. Weighing 875 troy ounces and 18 inches in length, the Hand of Faith was found near Kingower, Victoria and put on display at the casino in 1981 amid a number of other gold nuggets.
The casino's large hotel sign at its entrance off Fremont and Casino Center was removed in 1984 when the casino underwent renovations. The old sign presently sits at the YESCO signage yard; the expanded resort is built around two aquariums. The larger faces the swimming pool, incorporates a slide through the tank containing full grown sharks; the smaller aquarium is in the lobby of the Rush Tower. A total of five specialty restaurants were added: Vic & Anthony's steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Lillie's Asian Cuisine, Red Sushi and Chart House; the Chart House has a view of one of the aquariums. The pool is a $30 million unique three level adventure with an enclosed slide through a shark tank, hidden grottos, swim up bars and multi depth areas. Tom Breitling and Tim Poster were the highest profile successful entrepreneurs who profited in the downtown market during the last crisis; as recounted in Tom Breitling's book, Double or Nothing, the partners agreed to buy the Golden Nugget and had an agreement to sell the property after operating it for only one year.
The partners made $113 million in profit, called the highest rate of return in such a short time in the gaming industry. Ama
The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an annual 8-day period designated by the United States Congress for civic commemorations and special educational programs that help citizens remember and draw lessons from the Holocaust. The annual DRVH period begins on the Sunday before the Israeli observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, continues through the following Sunday in April or May. A National Civic Commemoration is held in Washington, D. C. with state and local ceremonies and programs held in most of the fifty states, on U. S. military ships and stations around the world. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum designates a theme for each year's programs, provides materials to help support remembrance efforts. A House Joint resolution 1014 designated April 28 and 29 of 1979 as "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust." Senator John Danforth of Missouri, who originated the resolution, chose April 28 and 29 because it was on these dates, in 1945, that American troops — including at least one ethnically segregated artillery battalion of the U.
S. Army, many of whose own relatives were themselves interned during the war on American soil — liberated the Dachau concentration camp and a number of its satellite camps, as well as rescuing hundreds of Jewish-ethnicity camp inmates driven southwards from Dachau by the Nazis on a death march only days later. In 2005, the United Nations established a different date for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27 — the day in 1945 when the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp — but the Yom HaShoah date of Nisan 27 on the Hebrew calendar continues as the date for the determination of the 8-day DRVH commemoration. This date links the DRVH to the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. 6/22/1978 - OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED: A resolution designating April 28 and 29 of 1979 as "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust" Senator John Danforth of Missouri, whom I commend for having originated the resolution, chose April 28 and 29, because it was on these dates, in 1945, that American troops liberated the Dachau concentration camp H.
J. RES.1014 Latest Title: A resolution designating April 28 and 29 of 1979 as "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust". Sponsor: Rep Wright, James C. Jr. Cosponsors Latest Major Action: 9/18/1978 Public Law 95-371. On November 1, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, to be chaired by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, its mandate was to investigate the creation and maintenance of a memorial to victims of the Holocaust and an appropriate annual commemoration in their memory. Executive Order 12093, November 1, 1978: 1-201; the Commission shall submit a report to the President and the Secretary of the Interior containing its recommendation with respect to the establishment and maintenance of an appropriate memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust. 1-202. The Commission's report shall examine the feasibility of obtaining funds for creation and maintenance of the Memorial through contributions of the American people.
1-203. The Commission shall recommend appropriate ways for the nation to commemorate April 28 and 29, 1979, which the Congress has resolved shall be called "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust." On April 24, 1979, in anticipation of the Commission's report, the first National Civic Commemoration was held in the Capitol Rotunda, with the address delivered by President Carter: Although words do pale, yet we must speak. We must strive to understand. We must teach the lessons of the Holocaust, and most of all, we ourselves must remember. We must learn not only of the value of human life. We must remember the terrible price paid for bigotry and hatred and the terrible price paid for indifference and for silence.... To commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, we must harness the outrage of our memories to banish all human oppression from the world. We must recognize; the world's failure to recognize the moral truth forty years ago permitted the Holocaust to proceed. Our generation--the generation of survivors--will never permit the lesson to be forgotten.
On September 27, 1979, the Commission presented its report to the President, recommending the establishment of a national Holocaust memorial museum in Washington, D. C. with three main components: a national museum/memorial, an educational foundation, a Committee on Conscience. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1980 by Public Law 96-388 to coordinate an annual, national civic commemoration of the DRVH in Washington, D. C.. Since 1984, the United States military has taken part in DRVH ceremonies; the first Council-sponsored DRVH national civic commemoration was held on April 30, 1981, in the White House. President Ronald Reagan, making his first public appearance after recovering from an attempted assassination, said: We remember the suffering and the death of Jews and all those others who were persecuted in World War II.... We commemorate the days of April in 1945 when American and Allied Troops liberated Nazi death camps.... The tragedy...took place...in our life time.
We share the wounds of the survivors. We recall the pain only because we must never permit it to come again.... Our spirit is strengthened by remembering
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu or is a right-wing political party in Malaysia. It is the largest political party in Sarawak, with strongholds only in the rural areas. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu was formed from the combination of three parties in Sarawak; the formation of the party was for the purpose of the improvement of the livelihood and protect the rights of the Bumiputera in many fields such as politics and social. The party is one of the former constituents of the Barisan Nasional coalition. Following the fall of BN in the 2018 general election and in the aftermath of a meeting between all Sarawak-based BN coalition parties on 12 June 2018, PBB left the coalition to formed a new Sarawak-based coalition, Sarawak Parties Alliance. Bumiputera is translates to son of earth. Being mentioned in the party's name, this directly relates to the ethnic groups that are seen as native to the state of Sarawak. Members of the party are of Sarawak Bumiputera ethnicity. In article 161a of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, 21 ethnic groups are classified as "natives of Sarawak", among these are the Ibans, Melanaus, Orang Ulus and several other Dayak people, as well as local Muslim-Malays of Sarawak.
PANAS, formed on 9 April 1960 by Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Mustapha, was the second political party to be formed after Sarawak United People's Party. BARJASA was formed on 4 December 1961 by Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman. Abdul Rahman Ya'kub and Abdul Taib Mahmud were among the earliest members of the party. Parti Pesaka Anak Sarawak was formed in Sibu in August 1962 to cater for the Ibans of Batang Rajang, its promoters refused to join the Sarawak National Party, which they claimed only catered for Ibans from Saribas. Among the initiators of the party were Penghulu Masam Anak Radin, Pengarah Banyang, Penghulu Chundi Anak Resa and Penghulu Umpau. Temenggong Jugah, Temenggong Oyong Lawai Jau and Jonathan Bangau joined later. While Jugah and Oyong Lawai Jau were incipiently members of PANAS, Bangau was from SUPP. Other Penghulus from other divisions such as Penghulu Tawi Sli and Penghulu Abok Anak Jalin joined PESAKA. PESAKA was therefore known as the Penghulus’ Party. However, the person who mooted the idea of forming PESAKA was Thomas Kana, a former dresser at Kuala Belait.
He was made the first secretary-general of the party. To ensure the domination of Muslim Bumiputra in Sarawak politics, PANAS and BARJASA initiated a plan of merger a few months after the local council elections of Sarawak in 1963. Both parties were willing to dissolve themselves in order to allow United Malays National Organisation to enter Sarawak. However, UMNO was not interested in accepting non-Muslim-Malay bumiputeras as members. Therefore, the Malaysian federal government recommended that the two parties combine to form a new separate party. After a series of negotiations, Parti Bumiputera Sarawak was formed on 30 March 1968. On the following day after the merger, Abang Ikhwan Zaini was elected as the president of Parti Bumiputera, Tuanku Haji Bujang as vice-president, Taib Mahmud as the secretary-general of the party. According to Sanib Said: Parti Bumiputera exercised a significant role in the Sarawak cabinet under the leadership of Sarawak chief minister Tawi Sli. Taib Mahmud dominated most of the decision making.
Parti Bumiputera and Sarawak Chinese Association were the members of Sarawak Alliance. During the 1970 Sarawak state election, Parti Bumiputera won 12 seats while SCA won 3 seats out of a total of 48 seats. However, not a single party command a majority in Council Negri. Abdul Rahman from Parti Bumiputera was able to convince SUPP to form a state government with him as the chief minister. Parti Bumiputera had initiated negotiations with PESAKA about the merger of both parties in 1968. However, PESAKA refused to enter into a merger in fear that Muslim bumiputera members from Parti Bumiputera would dominate the new party, leaving it's Iban and Bidayuh members sidelined. PESAKA decided to join Sarawak Alliance without a merger to preserve their interests in Sarawak politics. However, in the 1970 state election, PESAKA won only 8 seats, whereas 12 seats were won by Parti Bumiputera and another 12 seats by SNAP. PESAKA was not able to nominate a new chief minister from their own party unlike in 1966.
Another negotiation was held between PESAKA and Parti Bumiputera in September 1972 and both sides agreed to a merger on 5 January 1973. The new Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu party was officially registered on 30 April 1973; the party was divided into two wings namely: Bumiputera wing which consisted of Muslim-Malay, Kedayan, Brunei-Malay, Jatti Mereik, Orang Ulu members PESAKA wing which consisted of Iban and Bidayuh members To protect and defend Malaysia's independence and character. To uphold both the federal and state constitution. To protect and defend the principles enshrined in the federal and state constitution on position, fundamental rights, special privileges of bumiputera. To protect and guarantee the future rights of bumiputera. To develop the bumiputera Malaysians in the educational, economic and cultural spheres. To promote and protect the feeling of harmony and solidarity of among Malaysians towards creating a strong united nation. To protect the rule of parliamentary democracy.
To support and defend the United Nation's charter. To take effective steps in eradicating subversive movements wh