Sustainable Energy Role Models

Pacific Ocean, California

In beautiful northwestern California, the Wiyot, Yurok, and Hupa tribes living in Blue Lake Rancheria have created a casino complex that’s a perfect example of sustainable energy in action. By focusing on reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions, they’ve made a huge difference in their environmental impact and are moving toward a self-sufficient energy system. The setup powers six buildings, including a 55,000-square-foot casino, the perfect place for one to and 102 hotel rooms—over 140,000 square feet of total building space. The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is a federally recognized tribe near Blue Lake, California. Members of the tribe come from Wiyot, Yurok, and Hupa lineages, and live on a reservation of around 100 acres. United States laws allow Native American reservations to set their own gambling regulations, so reservations commonly set up casinos as a source of income. The Blue Lake Casino is a great destination for on-land gambling, because it’s situated

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Food Tourism: Sink Your Teeth into the World

tourists and locals enjoy Camden Market, a London market full of attractions and food vendors and restaurants

For many people, some of the best memories in life involve food. Memorable family dinners during holidays, that sea bass you had on a cruise to the Bahamas, and the baked Alaska you dined on the night your fiancé proposed to you. Travel also creates significant memories: cycling through the Alps, taking the train through France, and riding horseback across Iceland. If you enjoy experiencing food and travel, consider putting the two together as food tourism. One such food tourism trip could take you from playing online at home to traveling to Vegas and savouring shrimp cocktail at the internationally-renowned Carnival World Buffet. A Love Affair Between Food and Travel Why do food and travel go together like peanut butter and jelly? This perfect pairing works because when you think of Italy, you imagine dining on the finest Neapolitan-style pizza in Naples. You think of France and imagine eating exceptional Camembert and a fresh baguette as you tour Marseilles on foot.

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Greta Thunberg Triggers Praise and Fear

Vegas Strip

Polar caps are melting, ocean levels are rising, the Amazon is burning—climate change is real and Mother Earth and Greta Thunberg are screaming at us for help. But why do we freeze while the planet boils? Why do we fear a sixteen-year-old girl in pigtails as we applaud big industries switching to renewable energy resources? A few years ago, the city of Las Vegas announced that all their municipal buildings and facilities would be powered by renewable energy. The news was met with excitement and inspired the brightly-lit Strip to increase their own efforts to go green. But as we cheer on the casinos’ renewable energy plans, we hesitate to stand up with Greta Thunberg. Across the globe, her message has been received with praise and awe, but also with a great deal of fear, resentment, hate, and worst of all, inaction. The Overwhelming Case of Climate Action Climate change is terrifying. Science tells us that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction caused by

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How Football Matches Are Fixed

There is plenty of money in football these days.

, the main way that problems of match fixing are discovered comes about when large-scale betting occurs, often at short notice on a potentially unlikely outcome of a game. When the market for gambling on a particular fixture goes up unexpectedly, it is often a sign that there is something not quite right going on. Some games that match fixers have attempted to fiddle the result of have seen around 30 times the amount of betting activity than you would normally expect of such a tie. This is certainly the sort of activity that would . As such, you would think that match fixing would be relatively easy to sort out. The trouble is that it is one thing to know that the betting market is being rigged, but quite another to establish who has been got to in order to manipulate the result. How do the match fixers go about their secretive – and illegal – business? The Targeting of Key Players Firstly, it is the key players in a team who are focussed on by match fixers. It is of little

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CBD Oil Versus Hemp Oil

A controlled substance around the world for years, cannabis is now increasingly grown for commercial purposes these days. The legalisation process of cannabis in some European countries, Canada and parts of the United States has led to more and more interest in the various forms that cannabis can take, including oils. In particular, you may have come across information about the uses and potential benefits of CBD oil and hemp oil. What are these cannabis-derived oils and why might you find them becoming increasingly popular in the years to come? What Is CBD Oil? The cannabis plant, or cannabis sativa to give it its correct name, produces a huge number of chemical compounds when it grows. Some of these have long been known to produce the plant's famous psychoactive effects, such as tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. Producers have developed techniques to harvest certain compounds from commercially grown cannabis plants, including which is more often referred to as CBD.

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The World’s Top 10 Airlines

At some point in your life, you will be going somewhere which will require you to fly. Sure, there are a lot of people that are scared of flying, but if you take a look at the top airlines in the world, and the reasons behind their rankings, you might change your way of thinking, and take a flight with at least one of them. Let’s see who made the list and why. Singapore Airlines Besides the fact that Singapore Airlines was voted as the world’s best airline in 2018, it has also won the top spot in numerous other categories, including Best Airline in Asia. If you want to travel with the best, and you’re flying anywhere to or from Asia, chances are you’ll want to make use of Singapore Airlines. So what makes this airline so unique – food, comfort, connections or service? We think it’s the overall experience – to start with, the food served on the plane is specially planned and made for Singapore Airlines. Because the senses of a passenger are altered by altitude

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Should Glitter Be Banned?

Glitter

Glitter has long been used along with a glue stick to make greetings cards and Christmas decorations. Children have been enjoying it for decades to mark glittering art with. It is also widely used in certain make up products to add a bit of light-catching shimmer. However, more and more people now realise that glitter is not all that it is cracked up to be. After it has been used, glitter continues to have a life which – like so many other tiny plastic products – has , especially in the world's oceans. More and more people are now asking, “Should glitter be banned?” What Is the Problem With Glitter? Glitter is a micro-plastic. It is manufactured from a polymer known as Mylar which is incredibly tough. It needs to be strong because when it is chopped up into such fine components it needs to be able to keep its structural integrity. However, it is this very durability that causes the problem. With larger products that are made from this material, it is

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