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|Rams hold off Foles, Bears for Monday Night Football win|
Added: 27.10.2020 8:20 | 8 views | 0 comments
The Los Angeles Rams intercepted Nick Foles twice and held the offense of the Chicago Bears to just a lone field goal as they cruised to a 24-10 victory on Monday night.
|Match of the Day 2: 'VAR is accountable' - should Lacazette's goal have stood?|
Added: 27.10.2020 8:16 | 9 views | 0 comments
Match of the Day 2 pundits Tim Cahill and Leon Osman question why VAR did not reverse Alexandre Lacazette's disallowed goal in Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Leicester City.
|Lukaku aims to extend streak, Salah chases Liverpool record – Champions League in Opta numbers|
Added: 27.10.2020 7:00 | 4 views | 0 comments
Life comes at you fast. So, too, does the Champions League this season, as a rearranged fixture list sees three matchdays in the group stage take place in as many weeks. The opening round of fixtures did not disappoint, providing plenty of goals and also the odd surprise. Perhaps the most shocking result of all was Real Madrid losing at home ...]
|Kane and Son telepathy borne out of friendship, says Mourinho|
Added: 27.10.2020 5:20 | 4 views | 0 comments
Jose Mourinho believes the devastating partnership of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min has developed because of their strong friendship off the pitch. Tottenham claimed a slender 1-0 win at Burnley on Monday thanks to Son's late decider, which was set up by Kane. The England striker ran away from goal to meet a corner delivery ...]
|Can Biden pull off a win in Georgia?|
Added: 26.10.2020 23:45 | 19 views | 0 comments
Biden visits Georgia on Tuesday tied in the polls there, making the state a tantalizing goal for his party and a potential sign of a political earthquake. But Georgia has a long history of dashing Democratic hopes.
|Barrett will complicate John Roberts' goal of keeping the Supreme Court out of politics|
Added: 26.10.2020 23:19 | 8 views | 0 comments
Two years ago, after a Supreme Court nomination divided the country, Chief Justice John Roberts recognized the need for repair and asserted judicial independence.
|Spurs can do something special, says Kane after setting Premier League record|
Added: 26.10.2020 23:05 | 5 views | 0 comments
Harry Kane believes Tottenham "can do something special" in 2020-21 after he set a Premier League record in Spurs' 1-0 win over Burnley. Kane teed up the winner at Turf Moor on Monday, flicking on for Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min to score in the 76th minute. It is the ninth league goal the Tottenham pair ...]
|Burnley 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane sets up Son Heung-min for only goal|
Added: 26.10.2020 22:09 | 12 views | 0 comments
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane link up yet again for the only goal as Tottenham claim a fortunate win over Burnley.
|Facebook says it's helped sign up more than 4 million people to vote|
Added: 26.10.2020 21:59 | 28 views | 0 comments
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network reached its goal.
|Visiting Machu Picchu: 4 Tips for Responsible Travel|
Added: 26.10.2020 21:31 | 6 views | 0 comments
Peru's tourism has seen a massive boom in recent years. More than 3,000 tourists per day trample the grounds of the ancient Inca city, well above the limit set by UNESCO. Such popularity comes at a price: Because Machu Picchu is built on a humanmade mound of earth, the ground is comparatively soft and the site is actually sinking, albeit very slowly. Due to the influx of tourists, Peru is implementing new measures to visit Machu Picchu in order to ensure sustainability, including establishing two entry windows (6am-noon and noon-5:30pm), predetermined paths for tourists to walk on while in the sanctuary, and time limits at specific spots in the ruins.
If you’re headed to Machu Picchu, there are plenty of ways for you to minimize your environmental impact while making the most of your trip of a lifetime! Here's where to start.
Pass on Plastic
Every time travelers buy a plastic water bottle, they are contributing to a waste problem that is reaching epic proportions all over Peru. Nearly 200 million plastic bottles are produced every month in Peru alone, and a good chunk of these are consumed by tourists—who understandably need a few liters of purified water for each day in Peru. Here's what you can do to help:
- Carry a reusable hard plastic water bottle and fill it with treated or boiled water.
- Buy sodas and water in refillable glass bottles.
- Request that your hotel provide water tanks (bidones) or at the very least boiled water for refilling bottles.
- Reuse plastic bags over and over and do not accept new ones.
- Spread the word!
Pick a Responsible Trekking Agency
Among the more than 150 licensed trekking agencies operating in Cusco, the standards of service and social and environmental responsibilities vary greatly. It's important to be discerning and to research thoroughly before booking. , , and are a few great choices: Not only is their experience and professionalism unsurpassed, but they consistently recycle their trash, pack out all human waste, treat water carefully, and pay porters fair wages.
From beautiful crafts and Andean paintings to gorgeous ceramics and weavings, there are tons of souvenir options to bring home from your adventure, and they can be a great way to support the local economy.
A great association in Cusco, run by the altruistic Franco Negri, is Casa Ecológica (Portal de Carnes 236, interior 2, cell tel. 984-117-962, 9am-9:30pm daily), which was created to promote sustainable development in rural communities. The shop sells traditional crafts produced with natural fibers, as well as organic cosmetics and food products.
You'll find some of the highest-quality textiles for sale in all of Cusco at the (Av. El Sol 603, tel. 084/22-8117, 7:30am-8:30pm daily). Nilda Callañaupa, a weaver and scholar from Chinchero, set up the center with the admirable goal of recovering ancient technologies, showcasing high-quality weavings, and sending revenue straight back to the remote, neglected villages that produce them. Local weavers give daily demonstrations, and there are displays that explain all the plants, minerals, and berries used for natural dyes.
Why not give back to the community while you're there? There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities in Peru involving art and culture, community development, disability and addiction services, ecotourism and the environment, education, health care, and services for children and women. Although these organizations don't pay salaries, they often provide food or accommodation in exchange for your time.
The nonprofit (Lima tel. 01/447-5190) is dedicated to conserving natural biodiversity, and its volunteers play a firsthand role in helping that mission happen. The two-week to monthlong volunteer programs take participants to the ocean to research dolphin populations or dive into open water to collect marine species. (Only experienced divers can apply for the latter option.) A rainforest trip to Manu involves researching tapirs, macaws, and giant river otters. Lima's is a solid resource that hooks up volunteers with organizations. There are also many Peru-based volunteer organizations: check out programs in Huancayo; the organization in Carhuaz in the Cordillera Blanca; and in Ollantaytambo.
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