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The Wine Country Tasting Room Is Dead. But Long Live Wine Country

Forget standing at a tasting bar. A trip to California’s wine country today means comedy shows, art museums, cabanas at pool parties, and interactive dinners–all with a glass in hand.

“People are no longer willing to just come into a tasting room, pay their tasting fees, try five wines, and move on,” explains Jim Morris, vice president of estate management and guest relations at Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley. “The tasting room experience has become much more than that.”

In the past five years, Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries have seen a shift in consumer behavior: Guests would rather have an experience at a winery or two per day rather than sip lineups of wines at five to eight properties. To capture that visitor’s attention takes more than great wine; it’s about creating a lasting experience that will hopefully build brand loyalty and lead to wine sales. With more than 1,000 wineries in the area, that’s a challenge that has them offering everything from unique culinary pairings to full-scale dance parties–and everything in between.

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As wine and food go hand in hand, wineries are enhancing their culinary offerings. From on-site restaurants to picnic areas, wineries are enticing guests to stay a bit longer for a bite. Others are incorporating food into every tasting. At the Spanish-owned Artesa Estate Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley, every flight of wine comes with pintxos, small snacks typically eaten at bars in Northern Spain. Spicy jumbo prawns complement the minerality of Artesia’s Albarino, and chorizo and potato pintxos stand up to the weight of the 2014 limited-edition Cabernet Sauvignon. The food helps make wines more approachable, especially when they are lesser known varieties or Napa’s tannin-heavy red wines.

At the nearby Culinary Institute of America’s Copia restaurant, wine pairing dinners are more than a glass with each dish. An interactive 3D-mapping technology projects sights and sounds as guests dine on each course, engaging all of a guest’s senses throughout the two-hour meal. It’s not a fun gimmick; it’s highly educational.

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Similarly, visitors to Hess Collection can try their hand at Napa Valley winemaking. During a seminar, guests can blend barrel samples to create their own custom wines, which they can later compare to the brand’s signature red blend, Lion Tamer. After, guests can explore the Mount Veeder vineyards via ATV or wander among owner Donald Hess’s personal collection of contemporary art housed on the property. In all cases, guests won’t go more than a few minutes without a sip of the Hess Collection estate wines.

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Culinary components are part of the experiences offered at Charles Krug Winery, but so are a host of other events.The team converts the tasting room into a “comedy cafe” for monthly stand-up nights, which bring in local and well-known comedians. In the summertime, the Sunset Cinema series invites locals and tourists to watch film screenings on the manicured lawn. During both, a bar showcases Charles Krug wines, and wood-fired pizzas from its Cucina restaurant are on tap.

Soon, Morris and his team will launch SIP, the Series of Interesting People, with TED Talks-style lectures on topics from Hall of Fame baseball to survivor stories. He’s also working on a new live music concept. “In my opinion, the tasting bar is on its way out,” explains Morris. “People want to sit and be comfortable. They want to enjoy the outdoors, the vineyards, the property. The more they explore, the stronger the connection to the place.”

Comedy night at Charles Krug Winery in Saint Helena, Calif.

That’s a sentiment shared by the team at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif., which has a restaurant and tasting bar as well as an performing arts pavilion, a movie theater, lawn games, and a swimming pool. Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind cult-worthy films including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, the winery’s cinematic memorabilia is a draw. But so are the infamous pool parties, complete with bottles of its Sofia sparkling wine and cabanas befitting Saint-Tropez. Scoring a reservation here is like jockeying for one in Las Vegas, and the Coppola parties have possibly more thrills. Past parties have included a silent disco and a 1980s-themed arcade.

“There’s more competition for a visitor’s attention than ever before,” says Janiene Ullrich, executive vice president for the direct-to-consumer business at The Family Coppola estate. She notes that in addition to wineries, wine country also offers guests urban tasting rooms, breweries, and distilleries, which all spar for the consumer’s attention. “Experiences featuring food, music, swimming, and dancing create livelier backdrops to interact with a brand,” Ullrich says. “That gives the brand greater awareness by being connected to a fond memory.”

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While cabanas and discos draw in crowds of twenty- and thirtysomethings, family-friendly activities are on the rise in wine country too. Ullrich notes the winery’s numerous children-focused activities, including the Petite Picasso art event and a Halloween carnival. At Inglenook in Napa, the kiddos can sail wooden boats in the property’s fountain as parents partake in a tasting, and Honig Vineyards invites children along on its property tour, which includes a stop by its beehives.

“These experiences create a tailored and less intimidating environment for someone to explore new wines,” Ullrich says. “It gives guests a reason to come back. Done right, the experience will drive the guest to spread the word about the wine brand.”

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Country House Wins Kentucky Derby After a Stunning Disqualification

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner’s circle.

The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby’s 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal that made 65-1 shot Country House the winner Saturday.

Country House finished second in the slop before objections were raised, causing a 22-minute delay while three stewards repeatedly reviewed different video angles before they unanimously elevated him into the winner’s circle.

That gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first Derby victory at age 65.

“It’s bittersweet. You always want to win with a clean trip and have everybody recognize the horse as the very good horse and great athlete that he is,” Mott said. “Due to the disqualification, I think some of that is diminished.”

Jockey Flavien Prat, one of two jockeys who originated the claim of foul, also won his first Derby.

“I’m kind of speechless right now,” Prat said, letting out a long sigh.

Country House paid $ 132.40 to win — the second-highest payout in Derby history. He was the least affected horse in the chain of events on the rain-soaked track, but the biggest beneficiary.

“Looking at the tote board there’s probably a lot of people that didn’t think we could win,” Mott said, “but that’s horse racing.”

Gary West, who owns Maximum Security with his wife, Mary, indicated they may pursue an appeal.

“I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing,” he told The Associated Press by phone, “and not just because it’s our horse.”

The victory was worth $ 1.8 million; Maximum Security earned nothing since only the top five finishers are paid.

Country House was dismissed as a long shot with a bad post on the far outside. It was only the chestnut colt’s second win in seven career starts and his first stakes victory.

Maybe this was one for his father: Lookin At Lucky got saddled with the dreaded No. 1 post in the 2010 Derby, where he got pinned to the rail and wound up sixth. He rebounded to win the Preakness two weeks later.

The disqualification was a crushing turn of events for Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez, who already had begun celebrating what they thought were their first Derby victories.

Instead, previously undefeated Maximum Security was dropped to 17th of 19 horses for veering out turning for home and stacking up War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress (also owned by the Wests), according to Barbara Borden, chief steward of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Country House, in turn, was brushed by Long Range Toddy.

Sent off as the 9-2 second choice, Maximum Security was placed behind all the horses that he bothered.

“I never put anybody in danger,” Saez said. “My horse shied away from the noise of the crowd and may have ducked out a little.”

Servis backed up his jockey, saying: “He’s right. He straightened him up right away and I didn’t think it affects the outcome of the race.”

Prat claimed that Maximum Security ducked out in the final turn and forced several horses to steady, including Long Range Toddy, whose jockey, Jon Court, also lodged an objection.

“I had to stop very abruptly,” Court said.

War of Will came perilously close to clipping heels with Maximum Security, which could have caused a chain-reaction accident.

“I checked pretty hard when the seven (Maximum Security) came out as far as he did,” said Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will.

Mott said War of Will and Long Range Toddy “lost all chance” to win.

“They were in position at the time to hit the board,” the trainer said. “If what happened to us was the only thing they were looking at I don’t think you would have seen a disqualification.”

Mott said the incident was caused by Maximum Security’s action and not Saez’s riding tactics.

“I don’t think Luis Saez did anything intentionally,” he said. “My heart actually aches for them a little bit. That’s the way it is. I’ve been on the other end of it, just not in the Kentucky Derby.”

The stewards reviewed race footage and interviewed the affected jockeys while keeping the crowd of 150,729 and millions more watching on television and online in suspense, clutching their betting tickets. Trainers and jockeys involved stared at the closest video screen waiting for a result.

“I know the stewards had a very, very difficult decision,” Mott said. “I’m damn glad they put our number up.”

Code of Honor was moved up to second and Tacitus — also trained by Mott — was third.

Improbable was fourth and Game Winner fifth, two of trainer Bob Baffert’s trio of entries. His other horse, Roadster, was 15th.

The last claim of foul by a jockey in the Derby was unsuccessful. John Velazquez, aboard runner-up Invisible Ink in 2001, alleged interference at the quarter pole against Monarchos and Jorge Chavez, who crossed the finish line 4¾ lengths in front. The stewards didn’t change the result.

The only other disqualification in the Derby occurred long after the race in 1968. Dancer’s Image, the first-place finisher, tested positive for a prohibited medication, and Kentucky state racing officials ordered the purse money to be redistributed. Forward Pass got the winner’s share. A subsequent court challenge upheld the stewards’ decision.

Country House wore the garland of red roses, but it’s possible the situation doesn’t end here. There could be appeals to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission or the courts.

“We are exploring our options to appeal,” West told the AP. “If we can’t appeal to the stewards, our other options are the state racing commission. If those don’t work, we might go to legal options.”

Mott hopes it doesn’t come to that.

“That’s a nightmare. It’s a no-win situation for anybody involved,” said Mott, who spoke with Servis after the reversal. “I didn’t get a hint of that from him. He’s been around long enough, and I’m sure he watched the films well enough. He knows what happened.”

The surprising flip threw a few bettors into a frenzy, too. Some who had wagered on Country House to win immediately tossed away their tickets at the finish, only to then scramble to the ground at Churchill Downs, frantically searching for their betting slips.

Master Fencer, the first Japan-bred to run in the Derby, was sixth. War of Will was seventh, followed by Plus Que Parfait, Win Win Win, Cutting Humor, By My Standards and Vekoma.

Bodexpress finished 13th, followed by Tax, Roadster, Long Range Toddy, Maximum Security, Spinoff and Gray Magician.

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Inside Coronation Street’s Sam Aston’s farm wedding venue with barn reception and country chic decoration

CORONATION Street star Sam Aston married Briony Gardner today at Stock Farm in Cheshire.

The couple said I Do in front of a star-studded crowd, including his co-stars, at the stunning farm venue, complete with a barn.

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The venue, located in Tatton Estate, chosen by the Coronation Street star offers bespoke wedding packages for couples starting from £4,650.

Guests get exclusive use of the barn but can choose to marry there, which holds up to 350 guests, or in the 18th Century farm house located on the land.

The stunning venue is billed as a blank canvas that allows couples to stamp their own style.

The barn includes a stunning rustic bar and plenty of space to dance the night away under fairy lights.

The farmhouse offers six large rooms for family and guests to stay in.

Food at the venue is provided by top caterers – with guests able to choose from contemporary food, fine dining or grilled food.

It’s unclear where the couple have chosen to hold their ceremony but they have no doubt put their own person touch on it.

Just days ago yoga teacher Briony shared a picture of a box containing their wedding rings engraved with their names and date of the big day.

It was a wooden box that is in keeping with the wooden and rustic feel of the stunning venue.

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Sam, 25, – who plays Chesney on the soap, was spotted looking dapper in a dark suit and bow tie as he greeted family and friends this morning before his ceremony.

Alan Halsall and pregnant Brooke Vincent were also seen arriving for the ceremony.

Sam proposed to Briony in June 2017 in front an audience of 250 at a charity event.

He dismissed accusations he was too young to get hitched in an interview with OK!, telling the publication: “We’ve also been together for a long time so it just feels right and I don’t feel like I want to wait.”


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Naomie Harris thrilled to return to her mother’s home country for Bond 25

OHMYGOSSIP — Naomie Harris says it’s “amazing” to be able to shoot ‘Bond 25’ in Jamaica because it is her mother’s home country.
It was confirmed on Thursday (25.04.19) that the 42-year-old actress will reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny for a third time in the new 007 adventure alongside returning cast members Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Craig – who is playing the British spy for the fifth and final time.
The movie will begin with Bond off active service and living a tranquil life in Jamaica and shooting is already underway.
‘Skyfall’ star Naomie revealed that her family “went crazy” when she told them she’d be returning to the franchise and says they’re “so excited” that the movie is being filmed on the Caribbean island because it is where he mother was born and grew up before she emigrated to London.
Speaking during a live Q&A announcing the cast and confirming shooting is underway, Naomie said: “All I thought about was my family actually I just thought, ‘Oh they’re gonna go crazy.’ And they did go crazy, they threw a massive party and it’s been like a whole celebration. It’s not like I just got the job it’s like the whole family got the job and they’re so excited about it, they’re all huge Bond fans, it means so much to all of us. They’re all so excited because it’s happening here [Jamaica]. I’m Jamaican, that’s where my roots are from, so it’s amazing that it’s being launched here, so amazing.”
The film’s producer Barbara Broccoli added that its “incredible” to be shooting in the country where James Bond author Ian Fleming, lived when he created the iconic character.
She said: “It’s incredible to be here this is where James Bond was created 57 years ago.”
The film will see Bond return to the same beach that featured in 1963’s ‘Dr No’ and 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die’.
Other locations for filming include London, Italy, Norway and Pinewood Studios.

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Here’s Proof Kacey Musgraves Is Country Music’s Ultimate Style Star

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Lil Nas X Tops Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Old Town Road’ After Being Removed From Country Charts

Lil Nas X is redefining country music and causing people to ask serious questions about the genre’s racial roots with his song “Old Town Road.” The song originally entered music streaming sites under the country genre (with many defining it as country rap or Trap music) but was booted off the Billboard country charts. The song had been holding steady at number 15 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has now jumped to number one.

After Billboard removed the song from country music charts controversy broke out. Celebrities weighed in including Justin Bieber and Will Smith. Miley Cyrus’ father ended up doing a remix of the song. It’s interesting to note that Miley Cyrus, the goddaughter of Dolly Parton, was once viewed as country music’s darling (especially with her rendition of Dolly’s Jolene), but then embraced hip-hop.

Miley sparked controversy with her country music fans when Mike WiLL Made-It released “23” featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J. Now it is her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who not only defended Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road but sang several verses in the remix.

Now, fans have come forward to say that after Billboard removed the song from the country charts, they bought Lil Nas X’s original version, propelling it to climb the charts. “Old Town Road” knocked Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” from the top spot.

“Old Town Road” has become a viral hit and resulted in Lil Nas X getting signed with Columbia. The remix is just as popular and has introduced more country fans to country rap.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are both active on social media sites and anyone who really wants to get into the discussion about the evolution of country music and whether “Old Town Road” is truly a country song will find plenty of people weighing in on social media.

Some have suggested that Lil Nas X is a one-hit wonder with his viral song but he adamantly states that he is not.

Billy Ray Cyrus had a number one hit with the viral-worthy song “Achy Breaky Heart.” Now that he has joined in on the remix, people are wondering if that song too will break into the charts and become another number one hit.ee

What do you think of Lil Nas X and “Old Town Road?” Are you surprised the song climbed to number one after being removed from the country music charts?

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Tucker Carlson: ‘How Did We Wind Up With a Country in Which Feminists Do Science?’

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Days after facing widespread ridicule and criticism for saying primetime cable news competitor Chris Hayes is “what every man would be” if feminists had absolute power, Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered Thursday how America wound up being a country where “feminists do science.”

During Thursday night’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the conservative primetime star shared a clip—full of scary music and eerie effects—of Democratic politicians warning about the dangers of climate change, mockingly noting that it’s “so bad they’re running out of adjectives.”

Carlson then highlighted a recent study that asks whether “toxic masculinity” is a driver behind climate change by arguing that “when men’s gender identity was threatened, they tried to reassert their masculinity through environmentally damaging choices.” The report added that once this “unconscious bias is revealed, it has the potential to help society shift our increasingly precarious relationship with the environment for the better.”

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Modern Country Estate Kitchen Concept

A modern country estate was the inspiration for this kitchen concept by Designer Jillian Straky of Housewears. The room features high ceilings, white walls and black framed windows with fabulous views of green countryside. The warmth and practicality of natural oak herringbone floors, open shelving and painted graphite shaker cabinetry evokes a grand but relaxed feel.

Natural oak shelving flank a structured matte black range hood and brings casual ease to the design. Shelves are styled with ethnic inspired bowls, white tableware and sleek, modern pottery. The gorgeous white countertop and geometric mosaic backsplash add pattern and airiness to the dark millwork. Riobel’s new Azure Bridge faucet in matte black is a star in front of a farmhouse sink in matte gold, contrasting beautifully against the light countertop and backsplash. The geometry of the backsplash is mimicked in the Matteo pendant lights. Industrial pulls and bar stools in brushed gold are a warm complement to the rich grey cabinetry.

This sophisticated kitchen is refined yet effortlessly comfortable and we love the combination of the less formal, natural light wood paired with deep, rich charcoal. The look remains dramatic with white countertops and finishes in matte black and brushed gold.

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Sex Workers Aren’t Buying Kamala Harris’ New Tune: She ‘Put Our Country Many Years Behind’

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During a Thursday night event at The Wing titled “Unpacking Sex Work Stigma & Intersectional Feminism,” a panel of sex workers and activists talked about the deadly aftermath of FOSTA/SESTA and recent pushes toward decriminalizing sex work.

Sen. Kamala Harris recently told The Root that, “We can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed.” But Harris’s stated support of decriminalization hasn’t been fully embraced by the sex working community. The organizer of the panel at The Wing, who asked to be identified by the name of the platform that she founded, @SXNOIR, explained to the audience that, “Kamala isn’t talking about decrim the way that we’re talking about decrim.”

There has been concern that Harris is not calling for full decriminalization, but for a system inspired by the Nordic Model, which criminalizes individuals who purchase sex. Gizelle Marie, the leader of the NYC Stripper Strike, shared her experience attempting to lobby at Harris’s office during International Whore’s Day. “She didn’t want to speak to us, obviously,” Marie recalled. “She had one of her assistants just writing down notes and stuff…The fact that she’s actually trying to speak up about sex work now is kind of strange.”

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Teams Behind Taylor Swift and Top Country Acts Honored at CMA Touring Awards

Industry personnel working with Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Blake Shelton and more were honored at the seventh annual CMA Touring Awards, held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville Monday. Hosted by Jerrod Niemann, the awards ceremony honored the staff behind country music’s most prominent artists, ranging from business managers and publicists to coach […]

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Nas Says Kelis Moved Their Son To Another Country

The war between a former Mr. and Mrs. celebrity couple (Nas and Kelis) has been taken to another level all because Kelis has decided she wants to be a farmer in Columbia (yes, the South American country).

That revelation would be newsworthy itself, but what’s really getting our attention is the fact that she’s taken her son with her and her ex, Nas as is not at all happy about the situation. He says her actions are a violation of their custody agreement.

Here’s more via TMZ:

Nas is pissed off about a bunch of child custody issues — the biggest being Kelis’ plans to hightail to Cartagena. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Kelis took 9-year-old Knight to Colombia last month. Nas says he was supposed to get their son on New Year’s Eve … but Kelis texted him to say the plan had changed. He says she didn’t come back to the states until Jan. 14.

Further, he says Kelis has told him she and her new husband have a farm in Colombia and she intends to stay there. Nas says she’s already withdrawn Knight from his private school in L.A. … and he says Kelis is currently homeschooling the kid in Colombia.

Nas says the whole South America plan is a huge violation of their custody agreement, because she didn’t provide the required notice about the travel.

As we’ve been reporting for the past year or so, even before she relocated to Comumbia, Kelis has been a nightmare when it comes to co-parenting, according to Nas. For instance, he says he didn’t get Knight on Father’s Day last year, and ditto for Halloween and Thanksgiving … which Knight is supposed to spend with Dad on even-numbered years.

The bottom line is that the Queensbridge rapper wants the judge to find Kelis in contempt for her multiple violations –he’s counting up to 17, according to the Blast.com – of their agreement.


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Tim Cook blamed China for Apple weakness: Here’s what he said about the country in 2018

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed an economic slowdown in China, and the Sino-U.S. trade war, for the downgrade of its revenue forecast, but he was positive about the region throughout 2018.
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5 reasons Dubai is considered the richest country in the world

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Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is well known for its riches that seem to attract people from all walks of life. The food, culture, and way of life all reflect a level of wealth that is unmatched in the rest of the world. But why is Dubai considered such a rich country?

Many people would assume since Dubai lies in the gulf region, then most of its riches come from oil. This is actually not the case. Only about 7% of Dubai’s revenue comes from oil. So where does Dubai get its riches? Here are five reasons that Dubai is considered the richest country in the world.

Diversified economy

Unlike other middle eastern states, which depend heavily on oil for the growth of their economy, Dubai has a very diverse and vibrant economy. While a decline in oil prices would be very devastating to many nations, Dubai, on the other hand, wouldn’t feel too much of an effect. Tourism, transport, trade and commerce, finance, and accounting are some of the major players in the economy of this vibrant city.

Free trade

There is nothing that scares investors like a high tax on investments and income. Dubai is well known as one of the few places globally with a low tax on trade and zero income tax on both local and foreign investors. It is for this reason that investors from all over the world stream in to Dubai to make huge investments, with the expectation of high returns.

Technological innovations from all over the world

While it would have seemed almost impossible to find tech companies setting up shop in Dubai a while back, Dubai is now proving to be a force to reckon with in the tech world. In return, this gives Dubai the revenue generated from the sale of the various products manufactured. Another factor that led to Dubai becoming a major tech player is the cheap transport through its ports to the rest of the world.

Skilled immigrants

It is estimated that for every native in the city of Dubai, there are nine immigrants. Like anywhere else in the world, immigrants are often quite skilled and even more entrepreneurial than the native population. This drives up growth, with the city benefiting from the skills and revenue generated through trade.

Gateway City

Dubai is strategically positioned geographically. It is for this reason that it is considered the busiest airport in the world after snatching this title from Heathrow airport in the UK. Connecting flights to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East have to make stops here first before continuing to their destinations. Apart from transport, these destinations are also very crucial trade markets with economies growing very fast compared to the developed countries. The only way to tap into these markets is through Dubai.

While Dubai is a city, it has the wealth and popularity of an entire nation. In fact, many people do confuse it for a country and even envy those living or working there for their luxurious lifestyles.

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12.14.18 Clark Stinks; Zoning laws have major impacts across the country

Christa reads listener posts about how Clark has missed the mark in his advice this week. If you have a “Clark Stinks” to share you can leave it here; Minneapolis just changed their single family zoning laws. Clark talks about the major impact that zoning laws have on municipalities.

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Dozens of institutions across the country received email threats Thursday afternoon, causing evacuations and sweeps of buildings

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The UN’s Climate Change Conference is Meeting…in Poland’s Coal Country

World leaders are convening for the United Nation’s latest climate conference in Katowice, Poland to discuss the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions globally to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Ironically, this two-week meeting is taking place in the heart of Poland’s coal country. As a fuel source, coal accounts for roughly half of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, but the conference center currently dedicated to cutting these emissions is literally decorated with mounds of coal.

Poland is by far the EU’s largest producer of hard coal, and Katowice is known to have terrible air quality due to the area’s strong reliance on burning coal for energy. The country relied on coal for about 80 percent of its electricity in 2015.

Poland has been slowly moving away from coal as part of the EU’s larger mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But in his opening remarks Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said coal “does not contradict the protection of the climate and the progress of climate protection.”

If the world is to truly prevent climate change–and the extreme weather disasters and rising seas that accompanies it–the attendees of the UN climate conference will have to disagree with Duda.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report published in October, coal will have to be almost entirely phased out by 2050 to limit the rise in global temperatures above 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Trump, top Democrats cross country in frenetic final 48 hours before midterms

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Sri Lanka ranked top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet

Improved train services mean it’s easier than ever to explore Sri Lanka but campaigners warn a surge in tourism could ruin its natural beauty

Almost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better transport links, new hotels and a growing number of activities were cited as the reason the south-Asian island was chosen for the top spot in the guidebook publisher ’s annual Best in Travel awards.

“Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived,” says Lonely Planet author Ethan Gelber in the Best in Travel 2019 book, published today.

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