wedding

Italian Wedding soup is perfect for fall evenings

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More soup this week because it’s fall. About this time of year we all start thinking about the holidays to come: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not sure what any of those holidays will look like this year. Although I guess Halloween is canceled in College Hill. I breathed a big sigh of relief when I read that news from the neighborhood association. It feels like the responsible thing to do this year. So what will everyone do on Halloween night? Perhaps gather in very small groups? One friend suggested a candy hunt – similar to an Easter Egg hunt. That seemed like a fun idea.

This week’s recipe is a quick version of Italian Wedding soup. This recipe usually has meatballs in it, and sometimes a small pasta, too, which you could easily add. I found inspiration for this soup on Instagram. It was a list of ingredients, and I

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women

Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management – Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask uses an escalator in a quiet business district on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7,2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

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beauty

Colorful fall in store for Ohioans, says ODNR’s “fall color forester”

Sheridan Hendrix
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

Leaf peepers should find a traditional color season this fall.

In a year in which so much has been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Forester Jamie Regula said one thing is still certain: Fall is here, and the leaves are changing with it. 

Regula works most of the year as a state services forester, helping landowners manage their woodlands. But as autumn approached this year, Regula was bestowed the seasonal title of “Fall Color Forester.”

But what exactly does a Fall Color Forester do? And how do they predict how the leaves will change?

They look at lots and lots of data.

Any fall foliage predictions for a specific area begin with analyzing thousands of different data points on past weather conditions, average light exposure, latitude and altitude, and tree species.

Regula and her ODNR colleagues 

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shopping

Amazon pitches early holiday shopping with fall ‘Prime Day’ event



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FILE PHOTO: Illustration photo of an Amazon Prime Now delivery


(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday began 48 hours of promotions as part of “Prime Day,” a closely watched marketing event the company had postponed due to operational challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, typically held in July to boost summer sales, is now a kickoff to what will be an earlier holiday shopping season. The member-only discounts are a key way Amazon markets Prime, a fast-shipping and media-streaming service that incentivizes subscribers to do more shopping on Amazon.



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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the new Amazon warehouse during its opening announcement on the outskirts of Mexico City


Rivals Walmart Inc and Target Corp are meanwhile hosting promotions at the same time. Online sales may prove critical for retailers as the pandemic forestalls the typical crowds at stores after

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wedding

A Lively Los Angeles Wedding Celebration Full of Fall Florals

Not many love stories begin with one person in a minion costume confessing their love in a crowded bar on Halloween. But for Nicole and Ashley Dillon, that’s exactly how their romance started. “She didn’t really hear me, so I pretended like I didn’t say anything,” remembers Nicole of the moment. But a week later, Ashley said they should “revisit the conversation”—proof that she did, in fact, hear Nicole! “We never looked back after that,” Nicole says.    

The couple was first introduced during a flag football league in 2014 and three years later, Nicole popped the question while vacationing in Montauk, New York. Ashley’s ring—a custom aqua stone set on a rose gold band—would eventually serve as inspiration for their wedding day, but not before Ashley returned the favor. “About eight months [after the proposal], I came home from work and found Ashley had strung up a bunch of pictures

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fashion

Vikings Fall to Seahawks 27-26 in Dramatic Fashion: Three Takeaways

What a game. 

The Vikings blew a two-score lead at halftime and went down 21-13, rallied to take the lead, and still wound up falling 27-26 to the Seahawks on a game-winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to DK Metcalf. They battled, but the Vikings fell short in their first primetime game of the year and are now 1-4 on the season.

This game had everything: momentum shifts, big plays, head-scratching moments, huge coaching decisions, injuries, inclement weather, and much more. But in the end, it’s an all-too-familiar feeling for the Vikings and their fans, another entertaining game that doesn’t feel all that fun after a heartbreaking loss.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

1. They had it within their grasp

The Vikings were so close. After taking a 26-21 lead, they got a big play on defense when Eric Wilson intercepted Russell Wilson and gave the Vikings the

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clothing

Second Chance Ministry: Wake County bus driver Odessa Harris runs clothing pantry that is in need of donations this fall and winter

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A Wake County clothing pantry is in need of donations.

Odessa Harris has been a bus driver in Wake Country for nearly a decade and a half.

Harris sees the needs of all of her students as they get on and off the school bus every day.

“I see a lot of them and they don’t have coats,” Harris said. “One of the students last winter, she got on the bus and I was like ‘Where is your coat at?’ and she said ‘I don’t have one.'”

For that student, Odessa says she went into her own closet to give her a coat.

“If I don’t have it, I go to the store and purchase one,” said Harris.

That’s not the first time or student Odessa has helped.

In 2015, Odessa felt a calling from the Lord– a clothing ministry which she named Second Chance

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fashion

49ers fall 43-17 to Dolphins in ‘embarrassing’ fashion

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

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Jimmy Garoppolo dropped back to pass and was unable to push off his injured right ankle. The ball sailed high for his second interception in the closing minutes of the first half and was just one of many forgettable plays for the San Francisco 49ers.

The offensive line struggled in protection and allowed five sacks. The banged-up defense that began the day with a practice squad player at cornerback was gashed for 350 yards by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Garoppolo played his worst game as a pro before getting benched.

It all added to a 43-17 defeat Sunday that sent the defending NFC champion 49ers to their third straight home loss to begin the season.

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49ers fall 43-17 to Dolphins in ’embarrassing’ fashion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo dropped back to pass and was unable to push off his injured right ankle. The ball sailed high for his second interception in the closing minutes of the first half and was just one of many forgettable plays for the San Francisco 49ers.

The offensive line struggled in protection and allowed five sacks. The banged-up defense that began the day with a practice squad player at cornerback was gashed for 350 yards by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Garoppolo played his worst game as a pro before getting benched.

It all added to a 43-17 defeat Sunday that sent the defending NFC champion 49ers to their third straight home loss to begin the season.


“Obviously the mood’s pretty down right now, we’re pretty low,” fullback Kyle Juszczyk said. “That’s really embarrassing what we did out there. Everyone sets a standard here and that wasn’t even close

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style

Montana State showcases familiar style during fall scrimmage | Bobcats Football

Through a pandemic, a postponed season and a changed coaching staff, Montana State football looked the same as it has for the last five years.

The Bobcats have a first-year offensive coordinator. They won’t play games this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Their fall scrimmage on Saturday was played at Bobcat Stadium without fans, who instead had to watch the event online.

But the Bobcats haven’t changed. In a 14-7 win for the White team over the Blue team that featured a mix of young and veteran players, the Bobcats’ defense shined, their run game thrived and their passing game was inconsistent.

“For the most part, I thought competition was really good,” MSU head coach Jeff Choate said. “I don’t think we set football back 100 years today, not exactly what you’re looking for, but I think it was awesome. The energy was great. Our kids were excited to

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