In the end, he said, the enduring memorial to those who lost their lives that day is ensuring that we stay true to ourselves, that we stay true to whats best in us, that we do not let others divide us. How we conduct ourselves as individuals and as a nation, we have the opportunity each and every day to live up to the sacrifice of those heroes that we lost, Obama said. Obamas comments also came in the heat of a presidential election in which voters will weigh which candidate would best keep America safe. Republican nominee Donald Trump said he would suspend Muslim immigration into the United States, a policy he later amended by saying he would temporarily ban immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats. Obamas speech Sunday reinforced themes he has emphasized in recent months when he has described Trumps proposals on Muslim immigration as not the America we want. Obama also marked his final Sept. 11 observance as president with a moment of silence inside the White House to coincide with when the first plane hit the Twin Towers. Atop the White House, the American flag flew at half-staff. Obama invited governors, interested organizations and individuals to follow suit. Obama said he has been humbled by the people whose 9/11 stories hes come to learn over the past eight years, from the firefighters who responded to the attacks, to family members of those who died, to the Navy Seals who made sure justice was finally done in the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. He said the nations security has been strengthened since 9/11 and that other attacks have been prevented. We resolve to continue doing everything in our power to protect this country that we love, he said, facing the benches that are a hallmark of the Pentagon Memorial.
Rich Duprey ( TMFCop ) Sep 14, 2016 at 8:11AM Analysts are crediting the opening of the new Wynn Palace on the Cotai Strip in Macau as causing the first jump in gaming revenue in two years, but it may not last long. Image source: Wynn Palace. For the first time in more than two years, Chinese gambling oasis Macau enjoyed an increase in monthly gaming revenue, and casino operators should probably thank Steve Wynn for it. The casino magnate opened his new Wynn Resorts ( NASDAQ:WYNN ) Palace venue on Aug. 22 and gaming revenue that had been tanking all month long -- just as they had been for the previous 26 months -- suddenly made a U-turn and spiked higher. According to Macau's Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau, gaming revenue for August came in at more than 18.8 billion patacas, or about $2.3 billion, a 1.1% increase from the year before. Union Gaming, an investment bank that specializes in the casino industry, attributes the turnaround to VIP gamblers sniffing around the new casino and "causing players to return and trial the property." When cracking down breaks the bank It's not that high rollers have been persona non gratain Macau for two years, but rather they haven't been made to feel especially welcome, either. A crackdown by Beijing on คาสิโน ออนไลน์ sbobet luxury, gift giving, and corruption that had officials more closely monitoring the money flowing into Macau resulted in VIPs looking elsewhere to satiate their gambling appetite. Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore have all benefited from the tougher rules. Moreover, the island is under a mandate to become more like Las Vegas with family friendly entertainment and gambling opportunities that have more mass appeal. When Melco Crown Entertainment ( NASDAQ:MPEL ) opened its Studio City casino last October, it featured a giant figure-eight Ferris wheel and a Batman-themed roller coaster, as well as other forms of entertainment.
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