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How long can Las Vegas companies AND CASINOS survive a shutdown?


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Here’s a look at what Macquarie’s analysis found: 

  • Monarch Casino and Resort (Reno): 14.3 months, burning $300,000 a day.
  • Red Rock Resorts: 13.8 months, burning $1.7 million a day.
  • Golden Entertainment: 10.4 months, burning $1 million a day.
  • Boyd Gaming: 9.4 months, burning $3.2 million a day.
  • MGM Resorts International: 9 months, burning $14.4 million a day.
  • Penn National: 5.2 months, burning $6.4 million a day.

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Quarantine motels spark fear in virus-struck Washington state

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Officials in Washington state have moved to fill four properties bought to house those unable to self-quarantine
Officials in Washington state have moved to fill four properties bought to house those unable to self-quarantine (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)

Michelle Wallar MARTIN AFP March 17, 2020, 1:25 AM CDT

Officials in Washington state have moved to fill four properties bought to house those unable to self-quarantine

Officials in Washington state have moved to fill four properties bought to house those unable to self-quarantine (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)

Seattle (AFP) – A project to set up “quarantine motels” in the US coronavirus epicenter of Washington state has infuriated local residents who fear they will be exposed to a high risk of infection.

More than half of all US novel coronavirus deaths so far have struck in King County, which encompasses the city of Seattle. The region has suffered 43 fatalities.

With the entire northwestern state going into lockdown Monday — bars, restaurants, gyms and museums are all closed — officials have moved to fill four properties bought to house those unable to self-quarantine.

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Kent mayor Dana Ralph has called for heightened security including physical fencing (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)
Kent mayor Dana Ralph has called for heightened security including physical fencing
Kent mayor Dana Ralph has called for heightened security including physical fencing (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)
The scheme is intended to relieve hospitals as resources grow increasingly stretched by the pandemic (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)
The scheme is intended to relieve hospitals as resources grow increasingly stretched by the pandemic
The scheme is intended to relieve hospitals as resources grow increasingly stretched by the pandemic (AFP Photo/Michelle WALLARD MARTIN)
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A Boeing employee has tested positive for coronavirus in Washington


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grapier@businessinsider.com (Graham Rapier,Reuters) Business Insider March 10, 2020, 7:52 AM CDT

  • A Boeing employee in Washington has tested positive for the coronavirus, the company said late Monday. 
  • Coworkers of the affected employee have been asked to self-quarantine and monitor for any symptoms, Boeing said. 
  • Any other workers who are able to telecommute have also been asked to work from home.

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Is this the worst restaurant in New York City?


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Three years ago, a Turkish butcher named Nusret Gökçe became an internet phenomenon after he posted a video of himself stripping, slicing and then sensually salting a hunk of meat.

Salt Bae was born — and the internet couldn’t get enough … for a few months.

Today, Gökçe still boasts more than 26 million Instagram followers, who eat up clips of his over-the-top seasoning style. He’s also been able to use his viral fame to grow his branded empire of steakhouses and burger restaurants around the world.

Today, Gökçe operates over a dozen eateries, but his latest venture, a burger place in New York City called #SaltBae, is definitely not as popular as the man himself.

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The Fanciest Members-Only Restaurants In New York

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by Stephanie Maida · March 5, 2020

Fancy restaurants are a dime a dozen in the city, and even if you’re willing to pay extra for an upscale private dining room experience, nothing compares to the exclusivity or bragging rights of a table at one of New York’s members-only eateries. From exorbitant dues to table-timeshares, these coveted spots primarily serve up status, with a side of dinner.

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WS New York

While commoners can dine downstairs at The Tavern by WS, Wine Spectator’s exclusive club above it, WS New York, is reserved for members who are willing to pay a $15,000 initiation fee, and $7,500 in annual dues. The food, drink, and social club at Hudson Yards promises “unparalleled access to the finest wine and spirits, world-class dining, and one-of-a-kind cultural events.” The menu is curated by Chef Eli Kaimeh, formerly of Per Se and Gramercy Tavern, and the space is, as one would expect, very plush.

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Chicago police boost mass transit presence amid crime spike


CHICAGO (AP) — A spike in crime on Chicago’s rail system and some recent high profile outbursts of violence has prompted the city’s police department to put 50 more officers in trains and on platforms and assign four detectives to investigate nothing but Chicago Transit Authority crimes, officials announced Friday.

Hours after the new security plan was unveiled, Chicago police said an officer shot a man on the platform of a CTA station in the Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Officers confronted the man after he was observed moving from car to car of a moving train, a city ordinance violation, said Deputy Superintendent Barbara West.

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5 people missing after fishing boat sinks off Alaska

Five people were reported missing after a crabbing vessel sank off the coast of the Alaskan peninsula Tuesday night.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two other people were rescued since the Fishing Vessel Scandies Rose sank near Sutwik Island in the Gulf of Alaska,

A mayday call was heard around 10 p.m. local time, according to Seattle FOX affiliate Q13.

Winds of 40 mph made for unstable sailing conditions Tuesday evening, including 15- to 20-foot waves and decreased visibility.

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“We are conducting an extensive search in a 300-square-mile area to locate the five missing persons from the Scandies Rose,” Lt. Wade Arnold, Coast Guard command duty officer at the 17th District command center, said in a statement.

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‘Dramatic change’ in weather could bring snow to NYC this week

By Natalie Musumeci

Get ready to break out those parkas.

Temperatures in the Big Apple are expected to dip this week, bringing a bone-chilling cold front and the possibility of a light snowfall Thursday night into Friday, the latest forecasts show.

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“It’s going to be a dramatic change,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Paul Walker told The Post Monday, adding that there will be a 20-degree drop in daytime highs throughout the week and “nighttime lows are going to be a lot colder.”

Walker noted, “Thursday night is when the real cold” is predicted to strike the northeast, as a high-pressure storm system moves in from western Canada.

Meteorologists predict a high of 54 degrees for Thursday and a low of 34 with a chance of snow by the nighttime.

“There is a possibility that we could see a rain mixed in with some snow Thursday night as the front comes through,” Walker said.

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Miss Manhattan Reading Series @ Niagara

Each month, writer and photographer Elyssa Goodman curates an excellent selection of writers for the Miss Manhattan Reading Series, one of the only such literary events in the city to focus exclusively on nonfiction. The November edition features When Brooklyn Was Queer author Hugh Ryan, who recently curated an exhibition of the same name for Brooklyn Historical Society, writer and translator Carina del Valle Schorske, Eater’s associate restaurant editor Monica Burton, and arts and culture writer Khalid El Khatib.

Monday, November 4th, 7:30 p.m. // Niagara, 112 Avenue A, Manhattan // Free

Punderdome 3000 @ Littlefield

If you’d like that costume to get one final showing—particularly if it’s a pun—wear it out to the Halloween edition of Punderdome 3000, everyone’s favorite night of amateur wordsmithing. Hosted by Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad, the show gives 12 contestants the chance to prove their 

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Florida airports reopen after Hurricane Dorian moves north

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By Michael Hollan | Fox News

Some airports in Florida are reopening as Hurrican Dorian moves north toward the Carolinas.

Palm Beach International Airport reopened Wednesday morning, with the first flight landing around 8 a.m., coming in from Atlanta.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reopened noon on Tuesday. However, while the airport itself has resumed operation, travelers have been reminded to check with their airlines about specific flights.

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