first_imgNorth Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly gave final approval Monday night to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the additional betting. The House voted for the measure that had already cleared the Senate three months ago. The bill now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. A Cooper spokesman says the bill will be reviewed before he makes a decision on whether to sign it. The sports-book option took shape after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law last year that made most sports gambling illegal. State law already lets the Eastern Band offer live poker, slot machines and video-style games.last_img read more

first_imgShare This!When this item first became available, I knew that I wanted to have one. I’m a huge fan of the breads and sauces that you can get at Sanaa. I mean, doesn’t this just make your mouth water?So when I heard that you could get a Sanaa bread plate from Johari Treasures, the gift shop at Animal Kingdom Lodge–Kidani Village, I may have dropped a variety of not-so-subtle hints to my husband that I’d love for him to pick it up. The bread plate isn’t exactly what is used at Sanaa, but a more practical version, complete with hammered metal cups for the dips and grooves on the side to help carry the plate. The price is $79 for the complete set.On one side of the plate, you can put out the full set of nine cups, but bread would need to be put on another plate.On the other side of the plate, you can put three cups for dip and still have room for bread.But the real reason I absolutely knew I wanted this–it comes with the recipe cards on Sanaa so you can make your own naan and dips at home!Is this a gift that you’d want to pick up on your next visit to Kidani Village? What’s your favorite of the dips to have with the bread service?last_img read more

first_imgOriginally posted on the Reach West Blog. Then comes the part where you train to be a professional musician, receive a degree in Vocal Performance & Education, and then find out you have to actually be good at it to make a living. Where after a few years of substitute teaching, you land a part-time job at the Hard Rock Cafe, where you get to look and act however you want — to embody a rock and roller — and then you find out how good you are at training, and run with it. Eventually you become a leading training and development expert, having worked with some of the world’s largest brands, eventually writing an acclaimed workplace book titled Culture That Rocks.This week, Reach West Radio host Kevin W. Grossman has a special episode from the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition featuring Jim Knight, a leading training and development expert, author and sought-after keynote speaker. Listen below.last_img read more