Day: October 17, 2020

Congressional race pits political vet Al Lawson and novice Gary Adler

Steve Patterson
 
| Florida Times-Union

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is being challenged by a Republican novice in an election season when Lawson is being a visible cheerleader for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The two-term congressman seems well-positioned to keep his Fifth Congressional District seat representing an area stretching from Jacksonville to west of Tallahassee where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.

But the first-time candidate standing in his way casts the contest

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Halloween is going to look very different during the pandemic

As families reconsider Halloween traditions, companies that usually rely on Halloween for sales have been shuffling to adapt.

Here’s what Halloween will look like this year.

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting a damper on traditional trick-or-treating this year, a disappointment for kids and candy lovers alike. For candy companies like Hershey’s, Halloween is the biggest season for sales, and the pandemic threw it a curveball.

To boost sales and keep customers interested, this season’s Halloween

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Ravens’ Brandon Williams placed on COVID-19 list, will miss game against Eagles

A player on the team the Eagles will face Sunday will miss the game after being placed on the COVID-19 list.

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The Ravens announced starting nose tackle Brandon Williams was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Williams, an eight-year veteran, has 15 tackles so far this season.

The COVID-19 list is a designation placed on a player

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What to Look for When Buying a Treadmill

There’s no denying that a treadmill is an investment, so if you’re wondering how to buy a treadmill, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re using it to replace outdoor walks and runs or want it to simply complement your current routine, there are a lot of features that can make or break a treadmill. The most important ones to look for when you’re testing a treadmill depend on how you’re planning to use

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What is the hot chocolate bomb, the TikTok food trend?

Move over coffee ice! TikTok has given the world another hot, new trend and this time, it’s the tastiest way to usher in cooler weather!

Social media enthusiasts are ditching cocoa powder mixes and taking hot cocoa to the next level this season with hot chocolate bombs.

But what exactly are they? Hot chocolate bombs are pretty simple. Each bomb is a hollow chocolate sphere that’s filled with mini marshmallows and cocoa mix. You put

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N.J. student shot and killed in Ohio remembered as a kind soul. ‘He lit the room up,’ ex-coach says

Chase Meola, the former high school football player from Bergen County who was shot and killed in Ohio last weekend, was remembered Saturday as someone who bubbled with personality — kind, talented and giving.

“He lit the room up. A kind-hearted soul,” George Ervin, a former coach, told NJ Advance Media.

Meola, of Mahwah, was was found dead last Sunday. Police responding to reports of a shooting found the 23-year-old in a Columbus, Ohio, alleyway.

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Hip Home Counties: 20 chic places to stay for some Green Belt glamour

Kent, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Essex make up the Home Counties; the girdle that rings London, nipped in by the M25. Increasingly, there are some serious bits of Green Belt glamour tucked into the oft-stereotyped commuter-land, including the brand new Birch in Hertfordshire with its rescue chickens and gong baths. On the other side of London is Beaverbrook in Leatherhead. It’s lavishly, diametrically opposed to Birch in every stylistic way, but just

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Joe Burrow, Philip Rivers lead things to watch

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Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner discusses balancing the run defense and pass rush.

Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS — Friday’s false positive scare is over.

The Colts are back on schedule, hoping to bounce back at home in Lucas Oil Stadium in a 1 p.m. Sunday kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals, a team trying to rally around its brilliant rookie quarterback.

Indianapolis (3-2) must keep pace with undefeated Tennessee in the AFC South, and the

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Uber, Lyft Are Spending Millions To Fight Labor Protections For Their Workers

About a year ago, Steve Smith stood outside a press conference at a hotel in Sacramento where Uber, Lyft and DoorDash announced plans to spend millions on a statewide ballot initiative that would exempt them from a state law requiring the gig economy companies to hire most of their independent contractors as employees. If the workers became employees, they would be entitled to benefits, paid leave, expense reimbursement, the right to collectively organize and other

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Cancel Thanksgiving? My mother can’t bear the thought.

“What are we going to do about Thanksgiving?” my mother asked weeks ago.

“Nothing!” I answered immediately, and my stepfather wholeheartedly agreed.

To my amazement, my mother has cooked and hosted a full Thanksgiving meal for more than a dozen people since she was 22 years old, an age at which I still survived chiefly on mac and cheese and Hot Pockets.

It’s one of her favorite holidays. And not hosting would be another loss,

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A diehard Apple fan switched from Mac to Windows and he’s struggling

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Can you leave this behind for a Gateway?


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Some do it because they get mad.

Some have it thrust upon them.

And some, well, they allow themselves to get persuaded in the most ticklish of ways.

I’m talking, of course, about sacrificing your deep commitment to Apple’s Macs and turning toward Windows computers.

I was enthralled, you see, by the experience of a diehard Apple user who was suddenly enticed to the

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Wrap your new iPhone 12 in Raptic Shield Case [Sponsor]

Please join us in thanking Raptic for sponsoring TMO this week. Raptic might sound like a new company, but you know them by their prior name, Defense by X-Doria, and they make great cases, chargers, and other accessories for your iPhone and other devices.

To that end, are you looking for a case for the brand new iPhone, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max? Raptic’s got the perfect

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Halloween is going to look very different during the pandemic. Here’s how

As families reconsider Halloween traditions, companies that usually rely on Halloween for sales have been shuffling to adapt.

Here’s what Halloween will look like this year.

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting a damper on traditional trick-or-treating this year, a disappointment for kids and candy lovers alike. For candy companies like Hershey’s, Halloween is the biggest season for sales, and the pandemic threw it a curveball.

To boost sales and keep customers interested, this season’s Halloween

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Hot Property: Katy Perry looks to sell in Beverly Hills

Katy Perry is eyeing a quick profit in the 90210. The pop star just listed her secluded retreat for $7.95 million, or half a million more than she paid in 2018.

Probably used as a guesthouse, the property sits just down the street from her main home, which she picked up for $18 million in 2017, records show. Found in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, the property covers nearly an acre in the guard-gated

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PS5 and Xbox Series X aren’t family-friendly enough, so I’m sticking with the Switch

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Sarah Tew/CNET

I got swept up in the preorder madness for an Xbox Series X on Sept. 22 (yes, I was able to get through). I had it in my cart — the Xbox Series S to be precise — and, as I sat and stared waiting for the “complete purchase” button to appear, I changed my mind. 

And it wasn’t because it’s too expensive or there aren’t enough games yet. It was for the

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The Best Online University Programs Based On Their ROI

As more students turn to online education during the pandemic, they’re becoming increasingly interested in learning about the costs and payoffs of online degree programs. Now, Optimal (formerly the SR Education Group and the host for GradReports.com) has rebranded its Guide to Online Schools

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Local Eats: Char serves up ‘Asian fusion’ in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The downtown Grand Rapids restaurant Char serves ‘Asian fusion’ cuisine.

Diners can enjoy a variety of options from a vegan fried rice bowl to tacos all with a window-seat view.

Char, located at 6 Jefferson Ave. SE, most popular dishes include build-your-own salads, tacos and secret-menu items: wonton cheese rolls and loaded wonton chips. Abdul Qassem, co-owner, says those dishes have been a big hit since the recent addition.

“(We) wanted

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How to Make an Ad During Covid: Bribe Your Family Members to Appear

When director Giovanni Messner set out to make a commercial earlier this year for Pillsbury’s new edible cookie dough, he couldn’t bring in actors for a shoot as usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

So Mr. Messner cast his own family. His two children, ages 5 and 7, got the job of excitedly eating the dough.

At first, Mr. Messner and his wife had to bribe the kids with their pick of a new toy

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India holds digital fashion week amid pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — Unlike a fashion show, the models aren’t swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Phygital Edition” is India’s first digital fashion week, held from Wednesday through Sunday. It livestreams the spring-summer collections by more than 40 designers under the banner of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week. Ten designers showcase their work each day.

For months, designers,

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We take it for a test drive

As a go-kart driver, Mario has conquered beach sand, ocean floors and rainbow roads. But can he navigate my carpet?

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings go-kart racing to your living room, literally. Nintendo, in partnership with Velan Studios, combines the classic Mario Kart game with a real world, remote controlled car and augmented reality courses leveraging your living space.

In some respects, it slightly recalibrates how players will enjoy Mario Kart. It’s not just

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