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The results of this Thai-style soup are worth all the effort

Right next to taffy apples and pumpkin spice lattes, butternut squash soup is one of my favorite fall foods.

But I have to admit this dish gives me pause. There’s always the cost-benefit analysis that goes into any decision — and making soup is no different.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

On the plus side, this version combines the classic creamy soup with the warming flavors of Thai cuisine — red curry paste, ginger, lemongrass and fresh lime.

In the red column, this is going to require a certain amount of effort. First, there’s the shopping. I don’t typically have curry paste, lemongrass or even fresh ginger on hand.

Then there’s the prep work. This soup definitely requires a bit of elbow grease — peeling the ginger, smashing the lemongrass. Never mind, cutting the squash itself — an onerous task, to be certain.

Not to sound lazy, but is this going to be worth all

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Women at the Peace Table Yields Better Results. Why Is It Still So Rare?

Tell us some success stories of women being part of peace negotiations.

In the late ’90s, Northern Ireland had a separate women’s delegation, the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, at the table, negotiating on equal footing. In Liberia in 2003, it was women who mobilized, pressed for the peace talks to take place and challenged the warring parties. The peace agreement was finally signed, and women kept up the pressure for Liberia finally having a period of some stability. We know from the Philippines, if we have women-led groups monitoring the cease-fires, they are much more successful because they can see the problems, they can be preventive and people can trust them. More recently, we saw the importance of women’s participation in Colombia’s peace agreement, the text of which is one of the most inclusive and comprehensive agreements. The challenge there now is implementation.

We have examples of successes, but the

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Black Women More Motivated to Vote than Ever Before, Fully Grasp Political Power to Shift Election Results

New Higher Heights National Poll: Black Women More Motivated to Vote than Ever Before, Fully Grasp Political Power to Shift Election Results

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020

Top Factors Energizing Vote Include Protecting Democracy and Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this year’s election results.

Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this year’s election results
Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this
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WWE Raw results, recap, grades: Women’s title No. 1 contender emerges as WWE Draft concludes

The second night of the WWE Draft tends to be a little strange with the rosters in a state of disarray and very few storylines playing out as the dust continues to settle. That was largely the case again on Monday night with several matches featuring talent from both brands.

While this did produce a few good matches, most notably Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins, it also made for a very scattershot show that felt largely inconsequential less than two weeks out from the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. But the draft is now complete, for better or worse, and fans can start to see the skeleton of the next year of WWE programming.

Night 2 of the WWE Draft

The second night of picks went mostly as expected with a few notable changes to the Raw and SmackDown locker rooms. That included Raw selecting “The Fiend”

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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin: Recap, Results from French Open 2020 Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek lifts the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Iga Swiatek entered the French Open unseeded with no WTA singles titles on her resume after turning pro last year. 

Two weeks later, the 19-year-old Swiatek made history on Saturday with her 6-4, 6-1 win over Sofia Kenin in the women’s final. 

Swiatek never lost more than five games in any of her seven victories

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French Open 2020 Results: Women’s Final Score and Men’s Final Predictions | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Iga Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam title Saturday at the French Open.

The unseeded 19-year-old completed her dominant run at Roland Garros by sweeping Sofia Kenin in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. 

Swiatek reeled off six straight game victories in the second set to beat her third seeded opponent during her perfect two-week run at Roland Garros. Her first triumph was over 2019 finalist Marketa Vondrousova, and she eliminated 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round. 

The only area in which Swiatek struggled Saturday was on first-serve. She put just over half of her first serves in play, but she was able to convert

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Model N (MODN) Announces Upbeat Preliminary Results for Q4

Model N, Inc MODN recently reported preliminary fourth-quarter fiscal 2020 results, wherein the management stated that the company’s revenue and profitability metrics exceeded the previously announced guidance. The stock was up 1.7% to $36.22 following the announcement on Oct 8.

Model N’s transformation to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based model is driving top-line growth along with strength in logo business and new client additions.

The upbeat preliminary results augur well for the upcoming earnings release, as it hints toward upward estimate revisions and plausible revenue beat. Markedly, Model N is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2020 results on Nov 10, 2020.

Model N, Inc. Price and Consensus

 

Model N, Inc. Price and Consensus

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Model N also announced that David Barter was stepping down as the chief financial officer to pursue new opportunities. The company noted that search was on for his replacement and in the interim, Barter will assist

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The Empress of The Style Invitational on this week’s ‘grandfoal’ contest and haiku results

Also back in May — as we’ve been doing every year since 2006 — we followed up with the “grandfoals” contest, to “breed” any two of the names that got ink that week. As usual, the entry pool diminished by almost half from the previous month, but 2,000 entries are still a ton for an Invite contest (remember, I’m the only person who judges the entries, and I do like the occasional hour of sleep).

But then sheez, I figured that Week 1382, Week 1386 AND Week 1400 would be enough horses for a while! So I ran one of our recurring Ask Backwards contests instead. But then sheez no. “When do we get to do the grandfoals for these horses?’ I was asked by some of the more dedicated members of the Loser Community as soon as I printed the Week 1400 results. After that, I even heard from

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Bay to Breakers 2020 Results: Men and Women’s Top Finishers and Best Photos | Bleacher Report

The San Francisco skyline is seen shortly after sunrise behind the Golden Gate Bridge Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Sausalito, Calif. About 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area woke up Tuesday to nearly empty highways, shuttered stores and vacant streets after officials issued an order for residents to shelter at their homes and only leave for

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Somewhere, Jason Karbelk and Sarah Anderson are staging their own celebrations after posting the fastest times in the men’s and women’s division, respectively, in this year’s Bay to Breakers.

Karbelk narrowly edged out Justin Hall for first place in the overall competition.

          

Top Finishers—Men

  • 1. Jason Karbelk, 40:20
  • 2. Justin Hall, 40:40
  • 3. Christopher Guerrero, 43:52
  • 4. Charles Mullane, 44:07
  • 5. Steven Rathel, 45:00

         

Top Finishers—Women

  • 1. Sarah Anderson, 47:55
  • 2. Monika Whitfield, 48:55
  • 3. Honey-Lou Timonera, 49:27
  • 4. Clara Oden, 50:13
  • 5. Emily Lewis, 50:52

          

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, race officials originally pushed the event to September before finally deciding to adopt a virtual format.

The route traditionally starts at the intersection of Howard and Main St. and goes west through San Francisco, ending on the Great Highway. In addition to a jaunt around downtown, runners traverse Golden Gate Park before reaching the conclusion.

Starting

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Style Conversational Week 1404: The Empress of the Style Invitational on this week’s contest and results

But like just about everything else this year, the pandemic sent the Triple Crown schedule into cuckooland, with the Derby postponed from May to September, the Preakness till October, and the Belmont, usually last and longest, run first, but at a shorter length. What to do with the Invite: I wasn’t sure we’d get any Derby race at all, so back in May I went ahead with Week 1382, presenting a list of 100 previous Derby winners back to 1878 and putting them up for stud. The results were, as always, a delightful deluge of puns and other wordplay, sifted from almost 4,000 entries. And then, as usual, we had the encore “grandfoals” contest in which the inking entries were bred with one another, with similarly clever results.

But sure enough, the Kentucky Derby did go off on Sept. 5, and I couldn’t resist playing the ponies one more time

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