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    Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim unexpectedly passed away Friday at age 91, according to his lawyer and friend Richard F. Pappas. Sondheim spent the previous day celebrating Thanksgiving with several friends and showed no signs of illness during the engagement, Pappas told The New York Times. He died early the following morning, at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, due to unknown causes. The legendary songwriter contributed words and/or music to several popular productions including West Side Story, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported. Many described him as “the greatest musical theater artist of the last 60 years,” and as a trailblazer who “carved an unprecedented path” by others, Sondheim’s death elicited responses from several artists and celebrities who revered his works. “The theater has lost one of its greatest geniuses and the world has lost one of its greatest and most original writers. Sadly, there is now a giant in the sky,” producer Cameron Mackintosh wrote in tribute to Sondheim, according to The...
    Donald Trump shared a Thanksgiving messge to the nation that hinted he may run for president again. 'A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again - and we will all do it together,' the former president said in a statement.  'America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!,' he added.  Trump has been hinting he will seek another term in office since he lost the 2020 election, which he falsely claims was stolen from him.  But he has not formally announced a challenge to President Joe Biden.  Trump's Thanksgiving message also played off his 'Make America Great Again' campaign theme from last year.  Trump told Fox News he will make a decision on another run after the 2022 midterms. 'I am certainly thinking about it and we'll see,' Trump said. 'I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and...
    This year, they may not be parties or large gatherings; however, serving cheese and crackers before the meal is a classic part of holiday festivities that shouldn’t be left out. Setting out cheese and crackers, even if just for yourself or the few people that you live with, will help keep the holiday feeling festive. Plus, cheese and crackers is delicious! If you’re looking to make your own vegan cheese this holiday season, try one of these homemade vegan cashew cheeses! They are so delicious! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!  1. Herbed Cashew Cheese Source: Herbed Cashew Cheese Cashews make a fantastic base for many raw food recipes, like this Herbed Cashew Cheese by Judy Moosmeuller. In addition to zinc from nutritional yeast and cashews, it contains apple cider vinegar and fresh herbs, which are alkalizing. Goji berries add sweetness, but you can swap it out for your favorite dried berry, eat it plain, or add sun-dried tomatoes...
    If you’re a fan of squash or haven’t tried squash yet, this is the guide for you! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, these meals make great side dishes for your dinner, and best of all, if you’ve got leftover squash from the big day, you can use it in these recipes! From soup to burgers to salads, squash is a wonderful addition to your table and diet! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives for all your weekly meal plan needs! Butternut Squash Source: Butternut Squash Salad with Dukkah Butternut squash is similar to pumpkin and is a great side to add to your Thanksgiving meal! These Butternut squash entrees are perfect to either use extra butternut squash and make into a dish for the week. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers by Becky Cotter Simple Butternut Squash and Sage Pasta by Taavi Moore...
    NASA has shared the amazing scene of a new star forming in space NASA, the American space agency, always shares pictures and videos with people about the wonderful and amazing things about space. All of NASA’s posts link information and people to space. We also get a lot of mysterious information about space through NASA’s record. Now again NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shared a great post on Instagram this Tuesday. In this post, the Hubble Space Telescope gives an overview of the formation of a new star in space. In this video, you can see both poles of the newly formed star shining brightly. The video also shows glowing dust particles and galaxies in red and white. NASA wrote with this post that it is now entering the realm of active star formation. You can see in the video that there is also a blue nebula behind this undeveloped star. Due to this its milky glow is very beautiful. NASA says that this nebula is located in the farthest part of our galaxy, about 2,000 light-years from Earth. NASA has...
    (CNN)Before the perpetual dark of the deep sea, in the space at the final reaches of daylight, is the ocean twilight zone.It is one of the final frontiers for Earth exploration, and as researchers delve deeper into this mysterious region, it is becoming clear that the animals that inhabit it play a critical role in regulating the Earth's climate.When he isn't directing movies, filmmaker James Cameron explores and studies the twilight zone. His missions there have shed new light on this carbon-sequestering environment in the inky abyss, populated with beautiful and bizarre creatures that wouldn't look out of place in one of Cameron's sci-fi epics.CNN spoke to Cameron about why he wants to preserve this region and the animals that inhabit it.The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.Read MoreCNN: What makes the ocean twilight zone worth protecting?James Cameron: The twilight zone is an amazing place. It's the largest biomass on the planet and in my eight expeditions to deep ocean sites, I've gone back and forth through it and I've seen fleetingly these amazing animals.It's very important...
    Chick-fil-A’s holiday campaign returned on November 9 with a new animated short film and interactive web experience to encourage viewers to embrace what’s wonderful inside of life’s unexpected and imperfect moments. This is their third annual holiday film. You can watch now on the link provided, or beginning Thanksgiving Day you can tune in to NBC or see it in theaters. In this year’s film, Sam, the main character in the 2020 and 2019 holiday films, returns for a new adventure in the whimsical, newly-revealed town of Evergreen Hills, this time with her friend, CeCe. A Christmas decorating mishap leads the two girls to The Whoopsery, a bakery where every kitchen mix-up is transformed into an extraordinary treat. It’s in The Whoopsery that the girls learn sometimes the unexpected can be the start of something wonderful. The two-minute film launched digitally on Nov. 9 on EvergreenHills.com, debuts on-air Thanksgiving Day on NBC and will continue to run on television and in movie theaters through Christmas Eve. “This time of year can...
    FREELAND, Md. (WJZ) — First Fruits Farm in Freeland Maryland is 204 acres of charitable giving, helping put millions of pounds of produce on plates each year. The non-profit Christian ministry farm was founded by Rick Bernstein and his wife 25 years ago. READ MORE: Islamic Advocacy Organization Advises Muslim-Owned Business to Stay Vigilant After Series of Burglaries“We grow food and give food away in Jesus name,” said Berstein. Over the years they’ve fed people from Baltimore, to South Carolina, even as far west as Oklahoma, by donating their harvest to local food banks. “You know I don’t live in West or East Baltimore, I don’t live in Winchester, West Virginia, but we work with people there in their communities that are blessing people in their community,” said Berstein. This time of year it’s all about potatoes, Bernstein estimates their harvest around 1.3 million pounds this year but they also grow things like broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and cabbage. READ MORE: 'We've Got To Keep Up': President Biden Touts Infrastructure Bill During Visit To Port Of BaltimoreIt’s all harvested by...
    Emily Ratajkowski alleges in her new book that Robin Thicke sexually assaulted her on the set of the Blurred Lines music video in 2013 — but she insists that she doesn't believe in 'canceling' him and doesn't even think he's a bad guy. The 30-year-old model — whose book of essays, My Body, was released on Tuesday — reflected on the uncomfortable moment when Robin, 44, drunkenly put his hands on her bare breasts during the shoot, admitting on a new episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast that she'd pushed the memory from her mind for many years. But though she chose to include it in the second chapter of her book, Emily said she had no intention of encouraging fans to cancel Robin, and she is sure he has plenty of good qualities. 'I don't believe in canceling someone,' she said. 'I'm sure that Robin Thicke has a lot of wonderful things about him. I don't believe in good guys and bad guys. I think our world needs to understand that we live in a culture that allows...
    (CNN)Built up from fishing communities into a major international port, Hong Kong has a rich maritime history stretching back hundreds of years. Beneath the surface of its coastal waters, though, lurks a haunting threat to its marine life.Ghost nets, or ghost gear, are abandoned or lost fishing equipment. They float through the ocean, trapping and killing wildlife, snagging on boats, and even threatening divers.One local scuba diver saw the problem and decided to take matters into his own hands. Harry Chan, a self-proclaimed "ghost net hunter," has spent the last decade hauling abandoned fishing nets out of the ocean. The 68-year-old retired businessman says he is on a mission to clean up Hong Kong's surrounding waters and coastline."If we're not going to take care of the environment and the ocean, we aren't going to get another one," says Chan. Read MoreWhat is ghost gear?Ghost gear can end up in the ocean by accident, such as being swept away during storms or tearing on rocks, or intentionally discarded, often to cover up evidence of illegal fishing -- and it isn't just a problem in Hong...
    BRIT dad Paul Millachip could have been mauled by TWO sharks, it has emerged. The 57-year-old was swimming in the sea off Port Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia, when he was dragged under the waves by a 14ft great white. 8Paul Millachip, pictured with his wife Thirl, was killed as he swam in the seaCredit: pixel8000 8The shark spotting helicopter was 50 miles away at the time of the attackCredit: 3 The dad had been out enjoying his regular morning swim when he was attacked about 50 yards off shore. A large shark had been seen in the water in the hours running up the tragedy. But Perth police are now probing whether Mr Millachip was also attacked by a Tiger shark following witness accounts. Cops have been unable to confirm whether one or two sharks were involved, reports ABC News. Chris Peck, the general manager of Surf Life Saving WA, said at the time of the attack its shark spotting helicopter was about 50 miles away, according to the outlet. “On the day of the incident when it's Saturday,...
    THE search for a British man attacked by sharks in Australia has been called off. Here's what we know about what happened. 1He dad had been out enjoying his regular morning swim when he was attackedCredit: 9News What happened in the shark attack? Brit Paul Millachip, 57, was in the sea off Western Australia when he was dragged underwater by a 14ft great white. Emergency services were called to Port Beach just after 10am on Saturday after reports of the attack on Mr Millachip. He dad had been out enjoying his regular morning swim when he was attacked. The goggles are due to be tested, The Times reports. One witness said he could only watch in horror as Mr Millachip was dragged under the surface. "I saw the man struggling in the water and then there was a commotion with a tiny [metal dinghy] coming over surrounding the guy and that was the last they saw of him," he told a local news outlet. "It was big and it looked like a [great] white. After the attack, we saw it swing out...
    A BRIT was killed by a great white shark while swimming in the sea as his wife and children watched from the shore, it was reported. Paul Millachip, 57, was in the sea off Western Australia where he frequently swam when he was attacked by a shark witnesses said was around 14ft long. 4Paul Millachip was described as a 'wonderful man' by his wifeCredit: 9News 4A shark had been spotted in the sea prior to the attackCredit: 9News His wife, who asked for her first name not to be published, described the dad-of-two as a “wonderful man” and “a wonderful father”. According to 9News, a large shark had reportedly been seen in the water prior to Mr Millachip being killed. But Mrs Millachip said the attack off  Port Beach in Fremantle “came out of the blue”, news.com.au reports. Mr Millachip was a regular at the popular beach, and his two adult children were also there at the time of the attack. His wife said a group of teenage boys who saw what was happening rushed into the sea to warn...
    Iconic And Controversial Fast Food Joints That No Longer Exist Henry Ruggs III released by Raiders: What to know about DUI charges from deadly car crash Spend $500, Pocket $200 Fast with This Top Card Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Shutterstock (2) These two witches! The upcoming Wicked film has found its bewitching stars in Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, and plenty of celebrities — including one of the OG Broadway stars — have shared their support for the pop divas who earned the roles. “These two witches!!,” movie director John M. Chu wrote via Instagram on Thursday, November 4, officially announcing the casting news. “The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” Shortly after the news made headlines, the 34-year-old England native could hardly contain her excitement about playing Elphaba in the picture, writing via Instagram, “Pink goes good with Green ,” alongside a photo of a pink bouquet sent by the 28-year-old...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New life is coming to Mellon Park. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is planting 75 new trees there. On Monday, they added a Sweetbay Magnolia Tree. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson) The Conservancy is working with K&L Gates on the project. The company donated the trees in honor of its 75th anniversary. “It’s wonderful to be able to walk around the many parks that exist in the green spaces and it’s a time when people can come have lunch, or just take a break from work, and to be able to sit in the shade and see beautiful flowers and trees is a wonderful thing, and we’re happy to contribute to that,” said Thomas J. Smith. K&L Gates will continue to work with the Parks Conservancy over the next year to plant the remaining trees.
    Prince Philip would have been 'embarrassed' by the Queen's 'deeply personal' speech  praising his dedication to the environment  representatives at the COP26 summit tonight, the late Duke's biographer has claimed. Her Majesty, 95, who was forced to miss the conference after her overnight stay in hospital last month, told leaders via video how the 'impact of the environment on human progress was a cause 'close to the heart of my dear late husband'.  Addressing Government representatives at the reception for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, she recalled an academic gathering in 1969 in which Philip warned how 'critical' it was to address climate change.   Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, royal biographer Robert Jobson, who penned Prince Philip's Century, called the speech 'wonderful', but says Philip, who died aged 99 in April, would have been left red-faced by the public show of affection.   The Queen told leaders via video how the 'impact of the environment on human progress was a cause 'close to the heart of my dear late husband' in her 'deeply personal' speech to representatives at the COP26 summit tonight 'I thought it...
    In 1990, after the success of the first two works, “Back to the Future 3” was born. Opportunity to complete the iconic trilogy of American cinema for Robert Gemekis, but above all a chance to pay a great tribute to “Once Upon a Time in the West”. Back to the future3 : Last round In 1985, Robert Gemekis refers to American entertainment cinema. In fact, the director, actors Michael J. With Fox and Christopher Lloyd, To give life Back to the future. Although sometimes mixed income at that time, The film quickly becomes a classic among the classics. At the box office, the work brought more and more $ 381 million in revenueOn a budget of 19 million. Faced with this illusory success, Universal Pictures decides to launch two sets. Back to the Future 3 © Universal Pictures In 1989, Back to the future2 Born and raised over 332 Million dollar revenue. But the filming of the movie is very difficult for Robert Gemekis. In fact, Back to the future2 And 3 Think of it as a single film,...
    The mayor of St. Louis did not flinch during a press conference when gunfire erupted nearby, saying she was unfortunately used to it. Mayor Tishaura Jones was speaking to the press on Friday about her and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas' efforts to reduce violent crime following a roundtable discussion about public safety when what sounded like gunfire went off nearby.   But Jones did not miss a beat and sarcastically responded 'Oh isn't that wonderful,' before getting back to the topic at hand.   Scroll Down For Video:   St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones' reaction when gunshots rang out during a press conference  Mayor Tishaura Jones (right) was speaking to the press on Friday about her and South City with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (left) efforts to reduce violent crime A St. Louis police officer walks past an evidence marker near the scene of a fatal shooting in June  YouTube Privacy Policy She explained that because she was born and raised in St. Louis, the sound of gunfire barely has an effect on her anymore.  'Well I hear gunshots...
    It's officially gifting season. Scouted's holiday gift guides are here to help you get through it all. Check all of them out here. I’m a wonder in the kitchen. Full disclosure: It’s not because I’m an accomplished chef or invent my own recipes. Instead, it’s because I have accumulated a few gadgets and gizmos over the years that have seriously elevated my cooking game (and my kitchen lineup, of course). Naturally, I'd say I'm more than qualified to curate a selection of some of the best kitchen gifts for foodies, health food aficionados, and aspiring chefs. I personally love the Jura brand of coffee machines, own a couple of Cuisinart appliances, and make frequent use of various blenders and food processors on the regular. Scouring the landscape for products to help anyone cook, these are the items that look the most appealing to me and will no doubt please any kitchen-loving giftee in your list this year. They offer that extra something the kitchen nerds will love, and most of all are gifts that the giftee will actually use. ...
    The box score proclaims that Karl-Anthony Towns had a fabulous game Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The numbers were shiny and gritty in all the right places: 32 points, 14 rebounds — 6 on the offensive glass — and 7 assists. In the 39:36 KAT was on the court, his Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Pels by 8 points. In the 8:24 that he sat, New Orleans had an overwhelming 17-point advantage, posting their first win of the 2021-22 season while delivering the Wolves their first loss, 107-98.  But this is Karl-Anthony Towns, so it was not that simple. Yes, KAT’s performance against the Pelicans galvanized finesse and sinew in a package that showcased his overall value to the team. But KAT’s performance for the three refs Monday night goaded petulantly for entitlement, enacting an operatic recital that showcased his ongoing immaturity in year seven of his NBA career.  The longstanding wish here is to dwell upon the versatile majesty of KAT’s shot-making, nod approvingly at his diligent effort to fulfill a defensive role for which he is not...
    (CNN)Scientists may have detected signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way, in what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.The possible exoplanet was discovered in the Whirlpool Galaxy -- the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51) -- by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA said in a press release on Monday.An exoplanet is a planet outside of our solar system that normally orbits a star other than our own sun in our galaxy. Until now, all other exoplanets have been found in the Milky Way, and most of them have been found less than 3,000 light-years from Earth. This newly discovered possible exoplanet in the Whirlpool Galaxy would be about 28 million light-years away -- thousands of times farther away than those in the Milky Way. Photos: Weird and wonderful planets beyond our solar systemThis artist's rendering shows a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star 6,500 light-years away from Earth. The planet survived the violent phases of stellar evolution leading to the star's death.Hide Caption 1 of 80 Photos:...
    White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre sarcastically called out on Thursday a “wonderful letter” from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to President Joe Biden. McCarthy and three senior House Republican members sent a letter, dated Oct. 20, to Biden, calling on him to address the supply chain crisis “before Congress even considers additional social spending and taxation legislation.” In a tweet sharing the letter on Wednesday, McCarthy wrote, “Mr. President, it’s time for you to reevaluate your priorities. We must address our supply chain and ports crisis before Congress considers any additional social spending and taxation legislation.” Mr. President, it’s time for you to reevaluate your priorities. We must address our supply chain and ports crisis before Congress considers any additional social spending and taxation legislation. Read Republicans’ full letter to President Biden here: pic.twitter.com/klkCiBSITD — Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 20, 2021 White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki retweeted McCarthy on Thursday and added, “Let’s do facts instead. Under @POTUS, job growth is up 10x over the end of the Trump-McCarthy economy, UI claims are down...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. With the size and shape of a paid family leave program in the Build Back Better bill still very much up in the air, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has emerged as a spokesman for the program’s importance, even though it’s not exactly a transportation issue. That’s because Buttigieg just came back from his own parental leave after he and husband Chasten Buttigieg adopted twins. Buttigieg didn’t publicize his parental leave—during which he did work on “major agency decisions and matters that could not be delegated,” according to a spokesman—until he returned from it. The news that a Cabinet member—a gay, male Cabinet member—had taken parental leave drew predictable partisan and in some cases overtly homophobic attacks, with Fox News host Tucker Carlson distinguishing himself with an eye-rollingly pathetic breastfeeding crack. Buttigieg, on returning to his role as a public voice for the Biden agenda, deftly used his own story to make the case for paid family leave for everyone.  “Look, paid family leave is important. It's important as a matter of family values. It's important to our economy. And one more...
    A high school principal said he and his wife 'had a wonderful life' in an emotional jailhouse interview before being released from prison last year after 33 years for murdering her as he insists he's innocent and will fight to clear his name. Joe Bryan, 81 - who was recently interviewed for a segment on ABC's 20/20 - was convicted of first-degree murder in April 1986 for the murder of his wife, Mickey Bryan, who had been shot in her bedroom in Clifton, Texas, four times with a .357 caliber revolver on October 14, 1985. He was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 99 years in prison and after his eighth parole attempt, Joe - who has always maintained his innocence - was released on parole in March 2020.  'I may get emotional. When you have your soul mate, and you love each other and respect each other, it makes life wonderful,' Bryan tearfully told ABC's Amy Robach in a clip of his jailhouse interview released Friday morning, which was took place prior to his release. 'And we had a wonderful life.' ...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A “phenomenal young man” is how Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical high school senior, Elijah Gorham is being described. Gorham passed away earlier this week. Head football coach and athletic director, Patrick Nixon, said Elijah Gorham was a silent leader on the Mervo football team and was a silent leader who was a steady presence for his teammates and even the adults. READ MORE: Parent Backs Raises For Anne Arundel County School Bus Drivers: 'It's An Essential Job'“Just a wonderful young man. So caring, so giving, so genuine, can’t say enough positive things about him,” said Coach Nixon. “Elijah would be one somebody to pick my day up. Elijah would always run up to me and say ‘hey coach, how’s your day?’ and offer a hug.” In September, Gorham, who was a wide receiver had an unspecified injury during a game. He’d been in the hospital since that injury until word came out Monday that he passed away. His mother spoke with WJZ over the phone. “He was amazing, he loved the game, he loved to play football, he was...
    Getty Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson attend the Casper LA Launch Party “Dancing With the Stars” season 30 contestant Melora Hardin and her husband Gildart Jackson have launched an exciting new reading project. It all started during the pandemic when they began filming a series of fireside recordings of Jackson reading classic novels. That at-home labor of love has now turned into a brand-new reading program through Dreamscape Media. Here’s what you need to know about it.Jackson Is Actually A Seasoned Audiobook Narrator Play 5 minute sample – "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"This is a 5 minute sample of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" which is available for purchase now. Please visit firesidereading.tv for information on how to buy it. Thank you so much for your support! Gildart.2021-10-04T18:16:49Z In an interview with Heavy about their new project, Hardin said that her husband has actually narrated “over 400 audiobooks,” so this was a perfect project for him. It came about because Jackson remembered being read to by his parents as a child and then having the roles reversed...
    The editorial staff invites you to explore the world of Van Gogh in central London. Perfect opportunity to marvel when revisiting its classics. No need to introduce Vincent van Gogh. This 19th-century Dutch painter leaves an essential note in art today, many masterpieces. Exhibition Van Gogh: Deep experience, Located on the brick path, allows the work of this great name of painting to return to its original form. Look at a famous artist The first room of the exhibition is presented to us, crossing a hall with self-portraits of the artist and climbing the stairs. Until then, its format is classic: it features a remake of Van Gogh’s masterpiece and a famous analysis video Star night. These visual aids are with texts that immerse us back into the artist’s history and inspirations. We learned many facts about the 19th century painter, who produced more than twenty works in 37 years. For example, did you know he is color blind? The artist is known for his relationship with Paul Cago, as well as for his torture genius, which is evident...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It was a slightly cooler start with lows falling to the low 70s across most of South Florida on Wednesday morning. Many areas were 4 to 8 degrees cooler than Tuesday. READ MORE: Celebrate National Coffee Day With These Discounts, Deals & FreebiesOn Wednesday, it’ll be another mainly dry and mostly sunny day with highs in the upper 80s. The humidity will remain relatively lower, but it will be creeping up the rest of the week as moisture increases across our area. Wednesday night, lows tumble to the low 70s. READ MORE: Helicopter Crashes At Miami Executive Airport Tuesday EveningThursday we stay warm and mainly dry with highs in the upper 80s. On Friday, the breeze will build and spotty showers will be possible. MORE NEWS: Attention, Floridians! These New Laws Will Hit The Books On FridayThis first weekend of October scattered showers will be possible and highs will remain in the upper 80s through Saturday and Sunday.
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I adore my longtime boyfriend and the happy life we have built together. There is, however, a recurring issue over which we cyclically disagree: his birthday. While never truly enjoying getting older, I have always enjoyed celebrating my own birthday — what a wonderful excuse to see loved ones and share a good time over food and/or drinks! My boyfriend, however, sees his birthday in an entirely different light. Sharing a life with him, I am privy to some of the horror stories that were his birthdays growing up. To be blunt, they weren’t great. But that life is decades behind him. Related Articles Miss Manners: They insist it’s correct to answer the phone to say you can’t talk Miss Manners: My fiance thinks these bridesmaids deserve to be cut from the wedding Miss Manners: Someone is using my toilet, and my roommates say it’s not them Miss Manners: Can I appoint myself the seat-finder for people on the train? Miss Manners: I have a strategy for...
    Sean M. Hofi / Los Angeles Times (DR) Although they are no longer teammates, LeBron James and Alex Caruso had a good understanding from the court. This Monday, on Instagram, the king did not hesitate to send a great message to the bald mamba, which he should appreciate. Go back to school for at least the Bulls, Warriors or Lakers for the NBA. An important day for the media, in order to ask players all possible questions. This is the chosen time to make expressions Zion Williamson was still injured For example. This is bad for pelicans. Then there is one thing that speaks a lot: the vaccine. In recent days, the goal has been to find out who is being vaccinated. Some share this information, while others do not. Kyrie Irving and Bradley Peel have caused a great deal of controversy With dangerous boundary notes. But there is a small positive. Bulls fans praised their new team of Timor Deroson, Lonzo Paul, Zach Lavin and Nikola Vusevic. We have not forgotten young people like Kobe White and...
    Eric Clapton plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 25, 2021.Tracy May They say “Clapton is god” for a reason, you know. The guy’s a Yardbird, a third of Cream, and the only person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He also helped pioneer the Hard Rock Cafe chain by donating the company’s first ever piece of memorabilia to the location in London—a Lead II Fender. Not to mention playing that epic solo on The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which helped lead to a lifelong friendship with George Harrison. Saturday night at Amalie Arena, the 76-year old guitar icon, and his 8-piece backing band, played its penultimate show in the United States for the year—before one last date over in Hollywood, Florida. With maybe a few hundred masks in sight—likely much to Slowhand’s pleasure, this was the first major, Tampa-proper show from a rock and roll household name since Billy Joel played a semi-annual gig here in February 2020. Sure enough, the sold-out gig turned out to be nearly three hours of...
    FREMONT (KPIX) — There’s a new life awaiting Afghan refugees landing in Fremont after the Taliban takeover. “When people leave Afghanistan, it’s not because they want to leave. They have to leave. They have their own house, their own jobs, lives — everything but they must leave because they want to stay alive, not death,” said Farzana, a U.S. citizen who came here from Afghanistan in 2011. Fremont was already the largest Afghan community outside of that country and now more are arriving after last month’s airlift out of Kabul. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Fremont) met with some refugees Friday and told them they are welcome and valued here. “They should understand the contributions the Afghan community has made here. Hard-working doctors and lawyers and engineers and entrepreneurs, people who work in blue collar jobs at gas stations and Uber drivers — wonderful food, wonderful music, wonderful culture. They enrich our community,” Rep. Khanna told KPIX. While meeting with Khanna and Fremont mayor Lily Mei, Afghans and Afghan-Americans clutched their cellphones waiting for news from loved ones still stranded abroad. Farzana’s...
    On the day before he died, the Duke of Edinburgh was in good form, joshing with his eldest son over the telephone.  ‘We’re talking about your birthday,’ said the Prince of Wales as he broached the delicate subject of a party to mark the Duke’s forthcoming centenary. He knew his father was not terribly keen on the idea. The Duke was a little hard of hearing so the Prince said it again, more loudly. ‘We’re talking about your birthday! And whether there’s going to be a reception!’ The Duke was underwhelmed. ‘Well, I’ve got to be alive for it, haven’t I?’ ‘I knew you’d say that!’ his son shot back. That little exchange is etched in Prince Charles’s mind. ‘It’s a happy memory,’ he adds with a gentle smile as he tells me the story.  It is one of so many happy memories in what is surely the most poignant royal documentary in a long time.  Coming to BBC One on Wednesday night, Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers is also, to use that well-worn phrase, genuinely unprecedented. For it...
    Naomi Campbell has opened up about her experience becoming a mother to a baby girl, after announcing the arrival of her daughter in May. The supermodel, 52, discussed her child for the first time during an interview with BBC HardTalk, where she described her as being 'independent and smart'. Naomi told listeners: 'I'm really lucky I think have a dream child', as she detailed the first few months of being a mother on Thursday. Love: Naomi Campbell has opened up about her experience becoming a mother to a baby girl, after announcing the arrival of her daughter in May Go with the flo-ral like Naomi Campbell in a plunging one-piece Printed yellow plunge swimsuit Shop the look in the carousel... There is one iconic 90s supermodel who will always stand out. Exhibit A: Naomi Campbell adorned in this bright sunny statement swimsuit of dreams! Winter is coming, and with it dies our dreams of a long hot summer. For now though we will live...
    Meghan Markles Favorite Skincare Brand Tatcha Is Having A Sale Lions sign Will Holden to active roster © Provided by People Kevin Kane/Getty Images Paulina Porizkova is sharing happy memories about the late Ric Ocasek two years after his death. The 75-year-old Cars frontman died suddenly of natural causes on Sept. 15, 2019, at his New York City home. The year prior, in May 2018, Porizkova and Ocasek announced they had split after 28 years of marriage. Though the pair had been separated for several years when Ocasek died, they were not legally divorced and were still living together. On Wednesday, Porizkova shared a throwback snapshot on Instagram smiling with Ocasek on a vacation, writing in the caption about missing her late husband. "It's already been two years. It's only been two years," she wrote. "This photo is from our last vacation. Cafe Du Monde. He brought me here for many years to celebrate the day we met, May 4th 1984. We'd spend a most romantic and wonderful weekend in New Orleans. He was not a big drinker, but here, we...
    When it comes to navigating the sometimes tricky world of love relationships, every year you’ve managed the challenges together is worth celebrating. Anniversary rings and eternity bands are a wonderful way to do just that. Rings are a visible demonstration of your love and a gift that shows your beloved that the time you’ve invested as a couple has been worthy, fulfilling, and (mostly) wonderful.
    After serving customers for more than two decades, a Hudson Valley diner has closed its doors. Orange County staple Walden Diner closed on Sunday, Sept. 12.  The owners announced that they had made the decision to retire after running the business for 22 years.  "We have many great memories here at the diner," the owners announced. "Memories that we'll treasure forever. And we're so grateful for being able to serve you, our friends and family, and create those wonderful memories. We will miss each and every one of you." After 22 wonderful years we've decided it is time to retire and enter the next chapter of our lives. The Walden Diner...Posted by Walden Diner on Sunday, September 12, 2021The diner was located at 23 Orange Ave. in Walden.
    LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) -- The memorial is growing in front of a Lafayette middle school, one day after a 45-year-old crossing guard was killed. Witnesses say it all happened just seconds after Ashley Dias saved the life of at least one child from an oncoming SUV.Gretchen Placzek was one among many who stopped by the memorial, signs and flowers paying tribute to Dias in front of Stanley Middle School Wednesday afternoon."He was a wonderful man," said Placzek, who told us she knew Dias personally. "This is really tragic and this street is horrific for dropping kids off. And he's a hero."RELATED: 'He died a hero': Crossing guard dies saving kids from car near Lafayette middle schoolDias' parents told ABC7 News their son was a kind man, who had returned to his job as a crossing guard at Stanley a couple days ago."It is hard. It is unbelievable," said Dias' father Fabio Dias. "Just this morning we spoke to him in the afternoon at 2 o'clock just before he went to the crossing."Witnesses say Dias pushed at least one child out...
    Fox News host Will Cain accused CNN anchor Don Lemon of using language that bordered on “exterminationist” with regard to unvaccinated people. Cain said on “The Five” that based on the way Lemon and others like him were attempting to “other” people who chose not to get the coronavirus vaccines, the next step would be separating them from the rest of the population and sending them somewhere away from everyone else. (RELATED ‘This Is Not Science, This Is Scientism’: Will Cain Says Americans Have Traded Science For ‘Experts’ On COVID-19) WATCH: Cohost Geraldo Rivera began the segment with new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saying that unvaccinated people had been advised not to travel over  the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. He then showed a CNN segment during which Lemon accused the unvaccinated of selfishness, adding, “If you don’t believe that COVID is real and that it can affect your health and possibly take your life, don’t go to the hospital then when you get sick.” Cohost Dagen McDowell said that vaccination — and...
    US coronavirus: These 5 states have less than 10% of ICU beds left as Covid-19 overwhelms hospitals Hate crimes in US rise to highest level in 12 years, says FBI report © Marketwatch CRYPTO Load Error Kevin O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares Investments who is also known as “Mr. Wonderful” in reality show “Shark Tank”, said he is excited about decentralized finance’s potential to disrupt traditional finance, but anticipates a long road for institutional adoption.  O’Leary, once skeptical of crypto, has become an active participant in the digital asset market. He now owns stakes in crypto exchange FTX, stablecoin operator Circle, and decentralized finance platform WonderFi , which is listed today on Canadian stock exchange Neo Exchange.  O’Leary also said he would invest in the private investment round known as PIPE in Circle, as it plans to go public through the merger with  Concord Acquisition Corp a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).  O’Leary is intrigued by DeFi’s prospect to lower the costs of foreign exchange transactions, he said. Decentralized finance (DeFi) refers to blockchain-based systems that operate without centralized intermediaries....
    On the first day of VTA light-rail service in more than three months, San Francisco 49ers fans from across the Bay Area expressed excitement and relief as they once again were able to arrive at Levi’s Stadium without the hassle of parking and traffic woes. “VTA reopening is a wonderful thing,” said Patricia Carter, 60, of Palo Alto. “And that doesn’t just go for the game. Imagine the people who have to go to work and depend on it because they don’t have a car.” Carter and her friend Karen Voorhees, 51, said their feet swelled like balloons after walking home from the 49ers pre-season opener earlier this month. So, when they realized that light-rail service had resumed in time for Sunday’s 49ers-Raiders game, the two lifelong 49er fans jumped at the opportunity to resume their normal game-day routine — arrival by light rail included. “It’s just so much more convenient — especially during these kinds of things,” Voorhees said. VTA trains have been shut down for nearly three months — a result of the Bay Area’s largest mass shooting....
    Coffee? Yep, theres a subscription for that NFL Networks top 100 NFL players of 2021 © Provided by People Allen Berezovsky/Getty Sylvester Stallone's daughter Sophia Rose is marking a major milestone! The Rocky star, 75, wished his oldest daughter a happy 25th birthday on Friday with a special tribute on Instagram. "We wish our wonderful @sophiastallone a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" he captioned a close-up photo of the two smiling side by side, adding that she has been "a source of bravery and pride since the moment you were born." View this post on Instagram RELATED: Sylvester Stallone Poses with His 'Loving' Daughters,' Jokes He Wants Them to 'Stop Growing' Sophia thanked her father in the comments section, writing, "LOVE U DAD❤️." Stallone shares Sophia with wife Jennifer Flavin, whom he wed in 1997. The couple also has daughters Sistine, 23, and Scarlet, 19, together. (Stallone is a father to son Seargeoh Stallone, 42, from his first marriage to Sasha Czack.) © Allen Berezovsky/Getty The father-daughter duo celebrated the birthday girl's special day on Friday with separate posts on Instagram...
    Prince Charles has revealed how a Buckingham Palace gardener, reputed to have pushed him around in a wheelbarrow as a boy, helped awaken his love of nature. Charles fondly recalled the 'splendidly' named Fred Nutbeam in conversation with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage for a programme to be broadcast tonight. Talking of his initial experiences with nature alongside his sister Princess Anne, he described how 'my sister and I had a little vegetable patch in the back of some border somewhere. 'We had great fun trying to grow tomatoes rather unsuccessfully and things like that. Prince Charles has revealed how a Buckingham Palace gardener, reputed to have pushed him around in a wheelbarrow as a boy, helped awaken his love of nature 'There was a wonderful head gardener at Buckingham Palace, he was called Mr Nutbeam, rather splendidly.  'He was splendid and he helped us a bit, my sister and I, with the little garden we had.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Prince Charles has 'learned from the mistakes he made with... ROYAL UPDATE:...
    The thief standing at the top of a hill seems to catch the moon from the sky and decides to load it inside his car. The man pushes the moon into the trunk with both hands and makes sure that it is well positioned. These ingenious photographs were captured by photographer Cris Froese from Poland using a Nikon D750 camera. With the moon in his car, the thief prepares to leave.
    Moss is one of those things we take for granted. We walk through the forest, and there it is. No one has done a thing to cultivate it there, but it’s everywhere and in the most vivacious greens. It can cover areas like a lawn. Some of it doesn’t even need sunlight, and some is quite content to grow on a rock rather than soil. It’s beautifully lush, but what the heck is it? Mosses are mysterious entities. They are often found in the depths of darkness, perched precariously on rocks or loitering around the roots of trees. Many species manage to have vibrant colors, and mosses seem to grow—save a rolling stone—where nothing else would dream of taking root. In fact, though often thought of as inhabiting moist places, there are mosses they grow in deserts in baking sunshine. They grow in Antarctica. They grow in the tropics. There seems no rhyme or reason. Suffice it to say, despite there being more than 12,000 species all around the world, many of us would feel comfortable calling moss strange....
    Wine hikes — alfresco wine tasting during or after a vineyard hike — have become trendy, with wineries in Sonoma, Livermore and beyond offering vineyard hikes and wine country rambles that combine fresh air and wine. If you’re venturing north to Wine Country, several Healdsburg wineries have begun offering guided treks that take advantage of their varied terrain and expansive vineyards, as well as their cabs, bubbles and rosés. Here are some can’t-miss wiking — wine + hiking — experiences that will turn your tasting jaunt into something special. SUTRO Wine Co., which is owned and run by an all-female team, offer one of the valley’s more affordable wiking adventures ($45). A 45-minute hike through the vineyards with founder and winemaker Alice Warnecke Sutro will get your heart pumping, as you hear about the wine’s journey from soil to glass. Part education, part exercise, part wine experience, the outing concludes with a tasting of SUTRO’s wines, including the 2017 Merlot and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. For a longer trek, opt for the Sparkling Wine and Habitat Restoration walk at Amista Vineyards,...
    Even growers who focus primarily on crop plants should consider growing zinnias. And, that’s before we get into noting that there is something to be said for simply appreciating the loveliness of extensive flower blooms in the garden. Zinnias are annual plants with stunning flowers that last for weeks. They are very easy to grow from seed when planted directly into the ground, so they are an inexpensive garden addition, a pack of seeds costing around three dollars. The flowers can vary from white to green to yellow… orange, red, purple, and several shades in between. The blooms are in the “daisy” family (Asteraceae) with a close relationship to sunflowers (Helianthodae). They are native to the grasslands of North America and can grow in every state. And, they have also been grown in outer space. But, the real reason(s) for growing them is that they are such useful plants. Cut Flowers Whether you are a market gardener or a home hobbyist, cut flowers are an exciting addition to any garden. They can add a vibrant array out in...
    Franklin Canyon Park is a gem hiding in plain sight. It’s a national park in our own backyard, yet people may live here for years and never hear about it, much less visit it. Located at 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, its gates are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week and admission is free. Easily accessible, it consists of five miles of trails that wander among 600 acres. From the San Fernando Valley, take Coldwater Canyon Boulevard south until you reach Mulholland Drive. Keep going straight as you cross Mulholland and continue down a sloping road that leads into a canyon where, to your left, you will see picnic tables at the bottom of a hill, on the top of which is a nature center. As you continue down the road, you will find turnouts where you can park and meander along trails, some of which lead to water where ducks, turtles, and koi are prone to gather. At the end of the road you reach Franklin Canyon Ranch, which consists of a...
    BATTLE OF THE VEGAN BURGERS: Beyond vs. Impossible vs. Real Beef! Who will win Serie A? Juventus favorites again in 2021-22 © Provided by People Amanda Seyfried/instagram Bill Paxton and Amanda Seyfried Amanda Seyfried is remembering her late Big Love costar Bill Paxton, four years after his death. The actress, 35, shared a touching tribute to her on-screen father on Friday, posting to a throwback photo of the pair on her Instagram. "Bill and me," she began in the caption. "Sorting through the thousands of photos I've packed away over the years has been mostly fun but every once in a while I find one that brings me to my knees." "I got so lucky to know this man and feel his bright, warm light so often while playing his daughter on Big Love," she continued. "He was wonderful and so deeply loved and I miss him." © Provided by People E. Charbonneau/WireImage Bill Paxton and Amanda Seyfried RELATED: From His Secret Passions to His Famous Roots: 13 Things You Never Knew About Bill Paxton Big Love starred Paxton...
    Growing up in California, when someone said, “Let’s eat crabs,” it usually involved the large Dungeness variety, and one crab was definitely enough to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. So imagine my surprise during my first year in D.C. when I was invited over to a friend’s home for a summer crab-fest. A large steaming pot was proudly brought to a folding table on the deck, and the contents were ceremoniously dumped onto brown construction paper covering the surface. The contents, as I have come to appreciate over the years, were blue crabs, a much more diminutive version of the West Coast crustacean I had known and loved. But as I started to pick my way through the pile — both literally and figuratively — I wondered out loud why anyone would go through all this trouble for just a few morsels of crabmeat per crab. That’s when my host explained that the time-honored tradition of picking Blue Points is as much about sitting around the table, shooting the breeze, the coleslaw, boiled corn and, of course, the beer, as...