Day: November 1, 2020

Hoboken twin sisters create eco-friendly clothing line, and Halle Berry wears a hand-painted piece

HOBOKEN — Marija Curic said after she and her twin sister, Ivana, finished law school back home in Croatia, they wanted to study for a year in the U.S. But as Marija pursued a degree in design and Ivana studied for her master’s in intellectual property law, the two dreamed of doing more.

Marija and Ivana, both 38, have been running Curic&Curic, their eco-friendly clothing line, out of Hoboken since 2017. Recently, due to the

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‘MoDot’ era ends at Circa

MoDot is now NoDot.

The misplaced panel on the Circa hotel tower’s 30th floor has been corrected. That work was finished at about 6 p.m. Friday. MoDot was a well-known design flaw, social-media posting subject and conversation piece on Circa’s east-facing hotel tower.

The paneling error was discovered in July and named for design engineer Mo Pierce. After several months of deliberations, Circa co-owner Derek Stevens said just before the hotel’s opening they would

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Getting busted by Lord British while chasing bugs in Ultima Online

The new book Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online is a “sequel” to 2018’s Braving Britannia: Tales of Life, Love, and Adventure in Ultima Online, collects 30 additional interviews with players and developers of the grandfather of massively multiplayer online PC games Ultima Online, and explores how their lives were forever shaped and changed by their experiences. The following is an excerpt from an interview with Jason Spangler, a former

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Hoosiers’ defense and coaching get high marks

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IU Insider Zach Osterman recaps the Hoosiers’ 37-21 win at Rutgers.

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IU moved to 2-0 in the Big Ten for the first time in almost 30 years Saturday, thanks to a 37-21 win at Rutgers. Here’s how the No. 13 Hoosiers graded out from that victory:

OFFENSE: B+

After a subdued, if successful, Week 1, this was closer to what we expected from Indiana in 2020. Steve Scott (21 carries for 81

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SNL Recap Season 46 Episode 5: John Mulaney Hosts

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If any recent SNL host might put the population a bit more at ease before this election day, week, month, or season, it was probably John Mulaney. His three previous hosting gigs—including one just pre-pandemic—have shown off his comfort at 8H, his facility with the format, his willingness to go big, and his ability to rejuvenate old favorites (e.g. Bill Hader as the chaotic evil game show host Vince Blake). And

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God, masks and Trump: What a coronavirus outbreak at a California church says about the election

The influence of Bethel Church can be felt all over this economically stressed Northern California city.

In the Redding police officers whose positions the megachurch funded. The once-dying civic auditorium it keeps afloat. The church elder on the Redding City Council.

Bethel can be felt in the trendy new coffee shops and restaurants where young, well-dressed people huddle at tables with open Bibles and nary a mask in sight. It can be felt in parking

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A Health Care Worker’s New Normal : The Picture Show : NPR

The daughter of health care worker in the New York City area portrays her family during the pandemic. Her photography gives witness to her mother’s determination to live fully in a new normal. — Laura Beltrán Villamizar, NPR photo editor

Raymonde Elian no longer does her hair and makeup before work. No more earrings. But she still aims to look “neat and clean” as it helps her feel in good spirit.

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Master Microsoft Excel with this 90-hour training that’s on sale for just $70

Whether you are starting your own business, are looking to make a career jump, or you just want to impress your current boss, then sharpening your data analysis skills is a great place to get started.

One of the best ways to become a master of data analytics is through self-paced, online training. While there are many to choose from, our favorite is The Premium 2021 Microsoft Excel & Data Certification Bundle. This massive training,

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Fairbanks teachers vote to continue remote learning | Local News

Members of the local teachers’ union met on Oct. 24 and voted that students should remain in remote learning while the school district is in the operational high risk zone for COVID-19, according to the president of the Fairbanks Education Association.

The union represents about 900 teachers who work for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

The decision comes after the Board of Education asked the district administration to explore ways to get students

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Home-office deductions among tax breaks that can help during pandemic

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More people are working at home, and this may be an opportunity to deduct expenses related to having a home office.

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-lockdown measures have changed many aspects of daily life, possibly permanently. No surprise there.

Less obvious are some of the tax breaks and other benefits that might help you deal with the pandemic. Programs and resources like stimulus payments have received a lot of media attention, but others aren’t

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How tech is slowly working to make elections more accessible

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The Americans with Disabilities Act has helped make voting more accessible, but there’s still work to be done.


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Two years ago, during the midterm elections, Lucy Greco went online to learn more about what would be on her ballot. Greco, a web accessibility evangelist at the University of California, Berkeley, who is blind, was unable to use many of the sites because they contained links with bad or no text, making them inaccessible.

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Saints’ Relics ‘Make Holiness Tangible’| National Catholic Register

A small piece of Pope St. John Paul II’s tunic is keeping good company these days with a number of other holy relics: the bones of St. Anne, St. Maria Goretti, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. John Francis Regis, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. John Bergmans, St. Louis of France and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

All these holy remains of saints are now housed in reliquaries in the home

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Focusing on economic diversity, Array offers free online coding classes for Wyoming teachers, students | In Our Schools

CHEYENNE – Wyoming’s first-ever computer coding school is now offering free introductory classes to students and educators living in the state.

The course, which teaches the basics of the widely used programming language JavaScript, is self-paced and taught entirely online. For those who don’t qualify for the education discount, the course costs $99.

“Learning computer science is like learning a foreign language. It takes a lot of effort because you’re starting to learn how to

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U.S. Diplomat Coughs Online, and European Allies Wonder if They Were Exposed

WASHINGTON — As part of a diplomatic tour through Europe in late October, the State Department’s director of policy planning briefed journalists in London about the Trump administration’s strategy toward China. A video of the virtual event showed him coughing at least six times during the hourlong discussion.

The senior department official, Peter Berkowitz, held face-to-face meetings the same day with British officials. He had similar meetings with French diplomats a few days later in

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BBB: Reduce heating costs by winterizing your home | Business

It may not feel cold outside yet, but cooler temperatures will be here before you know it, and with the change in weather comes a list of home maintenance that all homeowners should tackle before harsh weather sets in.

The Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) and The United States Department of Energy encourage homeowners to conduct a home energy assessment to determine how slight corrections could make your home more energy efficient

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15 home security camera sales to take advantage of ahead of Black Friday

15 home security camera sales to take advantage of ahead of Black Friday
15 home security camera sales to take advantage of ahead of Black Friday

Even if your WFH days are over, you’re likely still ordering everything online. Food? Order delivery. Groceries? Order delivery. Heck, we even order our booze online now. To make sure none of your packages go missing, it’s about time you invest in a home security system. 

If that sounds expensive, know that it’s actually a lot more affordable than you think. Ahead

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Collaborative online exhibit puts Osher library on the map

The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is already well known to map scholars and historians for its collection of some 500,000 maps, dating back to 1475.

But, in September, the 26-year-old Portland institution added to its national reputation through its inclusion in an online collaboration called “Mapping A World of Cities,” which features pieces from 10 of the top map libraries in the country, including the Norman B. Leventhal Map &

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The fashion brands that survived retail Armageddon – and how they did it

Let it be known that Marielle Wyse saw ‘it’ coming. ‘I went into the office in mid-March to talk to the team and said, “We’re about to go into retail Armageddon. The whole landscape is going to change,”’ recalls Marielle, the founder of five-year-old knitwear-centric brand Wyse London (and a woman whose quick smile and twinkly eyes make her chirpier than your average doomsayer). ‘I thought, “OK, either we mothball the brand, or we attack

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50 West Owners Corporation, 50 West 96th St, New York, NY – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Spacious 6 Room Upper Westside Home
From the moment you enter Apartment 1A, you are immediately greeted by all the best of what makes a prewar home so coveted and special. Details include gorgeous high beamed ceilings, wide baseboards, oak hardwood floors, lovely multi-paned windows, and a sprawling amount of Living and Dining space. A profusion of light permeates throughout every inch of this 6 room apartment, notable for its large-scaled windows designed for heightened

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The Day – The pandemic hit working moms hard. In her new TV role, Danielle Brooks records the toll


Danielle Brooks wanted to find a way to stay creative during quarantine. So she’s starring in a TV show about it.

Set in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Social Distance” is an eight-part anthology series — focusing on one person or family each episode — about navigating the uncertainty and unexpected circumstances of this singular moment in history. In the third installment, the former “Orange Is the New Black” star plays Imani, a

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