‘I Sold Cheesesteaks To Pay For My Mom’s Final Dream Vacation’

My mom and I were both raised in Philadelphia and she has always been really into food and cooking. Mom was a dietician and nutritionist for 41 years, so her passion for food definitely influenced me and became something I’m now interested in too.

I’m a seventh grade teacher and I often share meals I’ve cooked on Instagram. Many of my students follow me and I want to be able to show them different dishes. They always tell me I should open up a food business, but I’m just doing it for fun.

My mom was still working as

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Malta will pay travelers to book hotel stays to make up for COVID-19 losses

This Mediterranean island is paying travelers to vacation.

Malta, the island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, will pay travelers who book a five-star hotel upwards of $100 per booking – an incentive to vacation in style and contribute to its hospitality economy following COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the tourism authority.

Malta, the island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, will pay travelers who book a five-star hotel upwards of $100 per booking. (iStock)

Guests who book lower-tier hotel stays will also be able to cash in, according to the Malta Tourism Authority. A four-star hotel

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Bally’s to pay $308M for Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.

Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. for about $308 million.

The agreement for the nearly 1,500-room hotel, casino, theater and convention property also involves a sale-and-leaseback transaction relating to Bally’s Black Hawk, Colorado and Rock Island, Illinois, casino properties, the company said.

“Landing a preeminent spot on the Las Vegas Strip is a key step for us,” George Papanier, Bally’s

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Uber Grants Vacation Pay, Pensions to U.K. Drivers in Change of Job Status

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will grant its U.K. drivers an employment status entitling them to vacation pay and pension contributions, a costly shift in one of its largest overseas markets amid a global debate over the treatment of gig-economy workers.

The changes may presage legal wrangling, however, because the ride-hailing company says it will guarantee its drivers the U.K.’s minimum wage only after they have accepted a trip—not from the moment they sign into the app and are ready to work, as labor activists have demanded.

Uber announced the changes, effective Wednesday, after losing its final appeal last month

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