Moapa River Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation located northeast of Las Vegas, near Moapa. It is the land-base for the Moapa Band of a local band of Southern Paiute Indians. Moapa River Indian Reservation consists of 71,954 acres; as of the census of 2010, the population was 238, up from 206 in 2000. The reservation is crossed from northeast to southwest by the I-15 highway. In the southeast, it is adjacent to Valley of Fire State Park. In particular, Exit 75 of the highway and the local road leading to the west park entrance, down to the entrance, belong to the reservation; the reservation includes a 250 MW solar power generation facility known as Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project which generates enough energy to power 111,000 homes, displacing around 341,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. Another solar farm Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm is being constructed in the reservation is a planned 300 MW solar project. In 2019, Paiutes agreed with Berkshire Hathaway's NV Energy about two solar and battery projects: 8minutenergy Renewables develops the 300 MW Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center with 540 MWh storage.
EDF Renouvelables constructs the 200 MW Arrow Canyon Solar Project with 375 MWh storage, operational by 2023. US Census Bureau Tract Map for T2315 - Moapa River Indian Reservation
Akwetey Mensah is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya in the Iraqi Premier League. He transferred to El-Ahly in the 2005-2004 season from El-Masry for a speculated record fee for the Egyptian League back at the time. In his debut match, which happened to be in the opening match of the group phase of the African Champions League against Enyimba in Nigeria, Akwetey suffered a tear in his knee ligaments without being touched by any player, only 6 minutes into the game and this kept him out of action for the rest of the season. In the next season, he came in as a sub, he only started in two or three games and couldn't get the attention of the Coach Manuel José as he didn't get back in form. He was linked with a possible transfer back with Al Ahli Dubai. In 2009, he signed for the Belgian Club Lierse S. K. On 27 May 2009, it was announced. Al Ahly SCCAF Champions League: 2005, 2006 CAF Super Cup: 2006, 2007 Egyptian Premier League: 2005-06 Egypt Cup: 2005-06, 2006–07 Egyptian Super Cup: 2005, 2006 FIFA Club World Cup Bronze medal: 2006Lierse SKBelgian Second Division: 2009-10Wadi DeglaEgypt Cup runner-up: 2013Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIraq FA Cup: 2015–16
Laotian Americans are Americans who trace their ancestry to Laos. Laotian Americans are included in the larger category of Asian Americans; the major immigrant generation were refugees who escaped Laos during the warfare and disruption of the 1970s, entered refugee camps in Thailand across the Mekong River. They emigrated to the United States throughout the 1980s; the category of'Laotian American', includes all ethnic groups who lived within the borders of Laos, does not include Hmong community. Laotian immigration to the United States started shortly after the Vietnam War. Refugees began arriving in the U. S. after a Communist government came to power in Laos in 1975 and by 1980, the Laotian population of the U. S. reached 47,683, according to census estimates. The numbers increased during the 1980s so the census estimated that there were 147,375 people by 1990; the group continued to grow, somewhat more to 167,792 by 2000. By 2008, the population nearly reached 240,532. Included are the Hmong, a mountainous tribe from that country.
The states with the largest Laotian American populations are California, Minnesota, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Oregon. There are about over 200,000 ethnic Lao in America. 8,000 to 11,000 Americans are of mixed Lao and other descent. Ethnic Lao people may identify as both Lao Laotian American. Most were estimated to live in the West, followed by the South and Northeast. Cities or regions with significant Laotian-American populations include the Seattle metropolitan area. Smaller Laotian communities can be found in other cities and metropolitan areas across the United States. In the Southern United States, there is a significant Laotian community in St. Petersburg, where at least 1,000 Laotian-Americans reside. There are communities in Habersham County and Houston, Texas. In the Southwestern and Midwestern United States, there are Laotian communities in Colorado; the Oaklawn-Sunview community near Wichita is 11.5% Laotian American. In the Chicago area, there are sizable Laotian communities in the suburban cities of Aurora, Elgin and Rockford.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Laotian population is concentrated in the cities of Oakland and Santa Rosa. Elsewhere in Northern California, there are Laotian communities in Chico, Redding, Stockton and Yuba City. In central and southern California, there are communities in Fresno - one of the largest Hmong communities outside Laos, in Tulare County, California in the city of Porterville. In the 1980s after the communist takeover of Laos, over 10,000 Laotians settled in central California. Many of the Laotians settled in central California to work in the farmland there. Additional Laotian communities exist in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area and in the Inland Empire region. In the Northeast, there are Laotian communities spread across the New England states. With the large concentration in Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Lowell and Newmarket, New Hampshire. According to data collected by the American government in 2013, 18.5% of all Laotian Americans live under the poverty line. In 2014, identified by factfinder census, when Americans' per capita income was divided by ethnic groups Laotian Americans were revealed to have a per capita income of only $21,479 below the American average of $25,825.
According to data collected in 2013, 38% of all Laotian Americans drop out of high school. Laos is 65% Buddhist. Buddhism is the religion practiced in Laos. Lao Buddhism shares similar beliefs with Theravada Buddhism. Lao Buddhism believes in animist beliefs, the belief of spiritual essence possessed in objects and creatures. Buddhism located in rural parts of Lao believe in the belief of ancestral spirits, the belief of souls and spirits from afterlife. Although Buddhism is the primary religion practiced in Laos, there are some who practice Christianity. There are three Christian churches in Laos: Lao Evangelical Church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Laotian-American populations have constructed numerous Buddhist temples, called vat or wat. Over time, the congregation donates money to customize and add on to the facility, as well as to add fine artwork and craftsmanship, resulting in a Laotian Buddhist temple that has some traditional features. Examples include Wat Lao Buddhavong located outside Washington, D.