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Treasure Island Hotel and Casino

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA with 2,884 rooms and 220 suites, is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. It is operated by Phil Ruffin; the hotel received the AAA Four Diamond rating each year from 1999 through 2013. The $430 million Treasure Island was opened by Mirage Resorts on the night of October 26, 1993, it included a casino, a 2,900-room hotel, a free pirate show located in front of the resort. It opened under the direction of Atlandia Design; the initial plans called for a tower addition to The Mirage, but evolved into a full-fledged separate hotel casino resort. The resort was designed by architects Joel Bergman and Jon Jerde in collaboration with Steve Wynn along with Roger Thomas who designed the interior of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino; the resort included a roadside sign featuring an 8,000-pound pirate skull, made of fiberglass and measuring 27 1/2 feet.

Treasure Island opened with a focus on family fun, including the pirate show and a 25,000 sq ft arcade. However, shortly after opening, executives realized that the resort's heavy pirate theme did not appeal to people interested in a weekend getaway. Wynn began a long renovation of the resort to improve business, a project that had cost $150 million as of 2003; the changes included a $65 million renovation of the hotel rooms. Other changes included relocating the front desk closer to the pool three years after the resort opened. In addition, the arcade was reduced to 1,200 sq ft; the various changes improved business and were considered successful. The Prairie Island Indian Community, owners of a Treasure Island casino resort in Minnesota, filed a $250 million damages lawsuit against Mirage Resorts in May 2000; the suit alleged that Wynn violated trademark law by using the "Treasure Island" name for his own casino resort. The suit requested that Wynn be barred from using the name, which Wynn said he registered in 1993.

In April 2003, Treasure Island announced a major revamp to transform the resort into a more sophisticated property aimed at adults, although children would still be welcomed. Treasure Island president Scott Sibella said, "We've evolved from a yo-ho-ho feel to a more sophisticated feel. We want to change the exterior to introduce the outside to what we've done inside." Among the changes would include a new pirate show, described by Sibella as a "sexy and beautiful, adult Broadway-caliber show." Sibella described the original pirate show as something. As part of the revamp, Treasure Island would begin using the abbreviated name "TI". Sibella described the new name as trendy and sexy, said it was a name that residents and guests used. Sibella compared the abbreviated name to the former Desert Inn known as "D. I." The resort's roadside skull sign would be donated to the Neon Museum. Sibella said, "It's a cool sign, but it needs to complement what we're doing inside."Describing the resort's transformation, Sibella said, "We've seen a return of Las Vegas to its roots as an adult destination.

As the city has evolved, so too has Treasure Island." MGM Mirage began a marketing campaign for TI in June 2003, including advertisements in various publications. As part of the transformation, the hotel building was given a darker paint color, using 6,200 gallons of terra cotta/"Salmon Stream" paint, replacing an earlier pink coloring; the skull sign was removed on July 2003, in a ceremony accompanied by fireworks. The skull portion was donated to the Neon Museum; the sign was replaced by an LED neon "TI" sign with a sophisticated design. The new sign measures 84 feet wide. Various pirate memorabilia had been removed from the resort over the course of three years, was auctioned in September 2003. On December 15, 2008, MGM Mirage announced the resort would be sold for US$775 million to Phil Ruffin, former owner of the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. Ruffin took full ownership of the hotel and casino resort on March 20, 2009. On October 21, 2013, the Sirens of TI pirate battle show closed in order to add a new multi-level shopping and entertainment center which opened in April 2015 with a 24-hour CVS as the anchor tenant along with the Marvel Avengers S.

T. A. T. I. O. N. Exhibit, which opened May 26, 2016; the boats used for the show remained in front of the resort. On June 18, 2016, Michael Steven Sandford attempted to assassinate presidential candidate Donald Trump during a political rally held at Treasure Island. In July 2019, it was announced that Treasure Island's hotel would join Radisson Hotel Group in the year. Under the agreement, the resort would keep its exterior signage. In 1994, shortly after the hotel's launch, a promotional TV movie, Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins debuted on NBC; the film, starring Jason Beghe, featured the implosion of The Dunes. The sign for Treasure Island is shown in the 2003 film Looney Tunes: Back In Action In the 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, while Steve the Pirate is walking down Fremont Street, someone drives by yelling "Go back to the Treasure Island". An alternative ending to the movie was that the Average Joes lost the dodgeball tournament, but got their money back when Steve won it at Treasure Island.

The resort was a major filming location for the 2005 film Miss Congeniality 2. Filming included the Sirens of TI pirate show. In the movie Beavis and Butthead Do America, the original Treasure Island sign, along with the pirate ship outside the hotel, are seen as Beavis a

Salvia aegyptiaca

Salvia aegyptiaca is a herbaceous plant species of the family Lamiaceae. S. aegyptiaca is found in the Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands, NW and N. Africa, Ethiopia, Arabian peninsula, Afghanistan, India, it is herbaceous, with erect-ascending stems. The leaves are oblong to linear-elliptic, serrated; this species has inflorescences of simple racemes, sometimes branched. Bracts are present; the corolla has a blue-violet color. Salvia aegyptiaca has been studied due to its uses in folk medicine in the Old World to treat diarrhoea and haemorrhoids, plus it has been used as demulcent, cicatrizant and stomachic, its non-polar extracts have been tested as antimicrobial and these presented inhibitory activity against Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus.6-Methylcryptoacetalide, aegyptinones A and B, 6-methyl-epicryptoacetalide and 6-methylcryptotanshinone have been isolated from this species

Thomas Hopper (architect)

Thomas Hopper was an English architect of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, much favoured by King George IV, notable for his work on country houses across southern England, with occasional forays further afield, into Wales and Northern Ireland. He was involved with improvements to the Shire Hall in Monmouth under "Royal assent" where he and Edward Haycock made the building extend down Agincourt Street creating room for a new staircase and larger courts. Hopper took up residence in Monnow Street in Monmouth whilst this was happening. In 1840 he exhibited designs for Butterton Hall in Staffordshire; this gothic building lasted until the first World War when it was demolished due to misuse during the war. Hopper died in 1856. Leigh Court, north Somerset Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, north Wales Kentwell Hall, Suffolk Arthur’s Club, 69–70 St James’s Street, London Llanover House, Wales Improvements to the Shire Hall, Monmouth Bryn Bras Castle, Llanrug north Wales Margam Castle, south Wales Wivenhoe House, Essex Hospital buildings at St Mary's Hospital, London Alscot Park, Warwickshire Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire Boreham House, Essex Gothic Conservatory at Carlton House, demolished Crichel House, alterations Danbury Place, Essex Easton Lodge, Essex Englefield House, Berkshire Gosford Castle, County Armagh Chapel at Stansted Park, West Sussex Glemham House, Suffolk Terling Place, Essex Works at Windsor Castle Gothic Ballroom at Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland Entrance lodge at Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland Woolverstone Hall, Suffolk