Anything goes in Las Vegas. That was the lesson LATTE learned on Wednesday evening with a very seductive taste of ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World.’Starting at Sheraton on the Park‘s Conservatory Bar, media guests experienced the new Paired menu, a concept that couples wines, craft beers and ciders with palate-tingling small plates. International flavours populate the menu, including Moroccan lamb rissoles, steamed gyoza, spicy pork ribs, crab bahn mi and nachos. Each wine, beer and cider has been handpicked to complement each dish.From the Sheraton, guests crossed Hyde Park to arrive at the velvet-lined big top set up to host Spiegelworld‘s latest production, Absinthe. After playing to sold-out audiences at the iconic Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Absinthe has made its way to Australia to scandalise and thrill Sydneysiders with its unique adults-only cavalcade of heart-stopping circus acts and gymnastics, burlesque, irreverent comedy and vaudeville. Opening with Sacha the absinthe-fuelled chair-stacker and ending with a high-wire ode to Sinatra & Co, ‘The Gazillionaire’ and his assistant Abby Bobbins unite the show with their sexually charged brand of humour. The setting is intimate, bringing the audience remarkably close to highflying acts such as Los Dos Tacos (“straight out of the Mexican quarter of Minsk”) and Jake and Maika’s elegant aerial ballet.A word of warning: those with an aversion to audience participation and impromptu lap dances should avoid the front rows.
More advertisement Email Featured Stories Bloomberg News Facebook Comment Reddit Sponsored By: May 27, 20197:44 AM EDT Filed under News Economy U.S. ‘not ready’ to make a trade deal with China, Trump says American tariffs on Chinese goods ‘could go up very, very substantially, very easily’ Twitter Shannon Pettypiece and Iain Marlow 3 Comments The U.S. isn’t ready to make a trade deal with China, President Donald Trump said while on a state visit to Japan.“I think they probably wish they made the deal that they had on the table before they tried to renegotiate it,” Trump said Monday at a joint press conference in Tokyo alongside Japanese leader Shinzo Abe. “They would like to make a deal. We’re not ready to make a deal.”Trump said American tariffs on Chinese goods “could go up very, very substantially, very easily.” His comments came after trade talks between the two countries stalled earlier this month. Each side has since blamed the other, and Trump has threatened billions more in tariffs.Trump said businesses were leaving China for countries without tariffs, including the U.S. and Asian neighbours including Japan. Still, he also expressed optimism that the world’s biggest economies would eventually reach an agreement.“I think sometime in the future China and the United States will absolutely have a great trade deal, and we look forward to that,” Trump said. “Because I don’t believe that China can continue to pay these, really, hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs. I don’t believe they can do that.”New RhetoricRelated Stories:UPDATE 4-Trump says trade deal ‘possible’ with China’s Xi, tariffs could be lowerWRAPUP 2-‘Back on track’: China and U.S. agree to restart trade talksRPT-REFILE-WRAPUP 2-U.S. hopes to re-launch China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariffsFor some time, the U.S. “has had various voices on China-U.S. trade talks. Sometimes it is said that an agreement will be reached soon, and sometimes that it is difficult to reach an agreement,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in Beijing Monday when asked about Trump’s comments.“In the same period of time, China’s position has always been the same,” Lu said. “China has always believed that the differences between any two countries should of course be resolved through friendly consultations and negotiations.”Over the weekend, China pushed back at the perception that Trump’s tariffs are hurting its economy.Higher tariffs will have a “very limited” impact, and would hurt the U.S. about as much, according to Guo Shuqing, head of China’s banking and insurance regulator. Guo is the highest-ranking Chinese financial official to publicly comment on the trade standoff since talks deteriorated.A commentary published by the official Xinhua News Agency accused the U.S. of “scapegoating” China for its trade imbalance and even some domestic economic issues, as Chinese state media urges unified resistance to foreign pressure.“The United States is attempting to squeeze an unequal trade deal out of China, using measures such as tariff hikes and targeting its tech companies,” it said, while praising Beijing’s “utmost sincerity” in the negotiations.China has escalated its anti-U.S. discourse since the talks faltered and Trump blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co. and scores of its affiliates earlier this month in a bid to stymie its access to the U.S. market. His administration is considering restrictions on as many as five other Chinese tech companies.With assistance from Dandan LiBloomberg.com Join the conversation → Share this storyU.S. ‘not ready’ to make a trade deal with China, Trump says Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Recommended For YouVivendi’s Canal+ acquires African film studio ROKWalmart Chile to resume talks with union amid strikeBack to beers for AB InBev after failed Asian floatPortugal’s Novo Banco plans to halve bad loan ratio soon – chairmanTSX rises at open as energy shares gain US President Donald Trump, left, and Japan’s Emperor Naruhito attend a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images ← Previous Next →