Hue Business – 880666 http://880666.org/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 15:26:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://880666.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-150x150.png Hue Business – 880666 http://880666.org/ 32 32 Chicken Salad Sandwich at Bergey’s Something to Cheer On – The Virginian Pilot https://880666.org/chicken-salad-sandwich-at-bergeys-something-to-cheer-on-the-virginian-pilot/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 15:26:41 +0000 https://880666.org/chicken-salad-sandwich-at-bergeys-something-to-cheer-on-the-virginian-pilot/ I’m a big fan of chicken salad and all its variations. My grandmother, who raised me from an early age, made a wonderful, simple chicken salad with large chunks of diced poultry, thinly sliced ​​celery, and a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when I owned my catering […]]]>

I’m a big fan of chicken salad and all its variations.

My grandmother, who raised me from an early age, made a wonderful, simple chicken salad with large chunks of diced poultry, thinly sliced ​​celery, and a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when I owned my catering business, An Entertaining Idea, my chicken salad was the big seller.

In my version, I stew the bird with lots of flavors, pulling both white and dark pieces into thin threads. A dressing of mayonnaise and spices, including a hint of curry, dresses the chicken, celery and onion.

But I’m open minded. Throw in grapes? OK. Add some chopped pecans? Thumbs up in my books. I love trying different types from different places, and loved the traditional classic twist, which I recently enjoyed as a sandwich at one of the region’s true culinary gems, Bergey’s Breadbasket.

Now, before a careful reader who knows what I’ve written about mayonnaise in the past wonders if I’ve switched to the dark side, let me explain.

The only chicken salad I’m not a fan of is one with too much mayonnaise. There are foods I don’t like, but one thing I loathe and it’s mayo — when used as a condiment or as the base of a dressing or sauce. But just enough to bind a dish like chicken salad and add texture but no flavor is something I can appreciate as an ingredient.

THE FOOD: HOMEMADE CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH, WHOLE, $8.29

Many people think of Bergey’s Breadbasket, the idyllic farm, for its sweets. The delicious ice cream, hand-made in crispy cones, is hard to beat even in winter.

And the cakes – don’t get me started on the cakes. Peaches are in season now, but I’ll order an apple or pumpkin later in the year. And the classic Amish Shoo Fly is a year-round favorite.

Then there are the fruitcakes for Christmas and all the cookies, muffins and more.

But they also have a deli with a concise selection of wonderful sandwiches, all served on freshly baked bread.

On a recent summer day, with the temperature hovering in the 100s, my partner Douglas and I stopped by for a light, refreshing lunch and we were immediately drawn to the homemade chicken salad sandwich.

In the mix: White meat chicken, grapes and celery in a special sweet dressing, served with lettuce, tomato and red onion on wheat. The lettuce ends up getting a sunny yellow hue, most likely from the ingredients in the dressing.

All components for a perfect dish. The chicken was cut into fairly large pieces and was tender and moist. There was just enough grapes and celery in the mix to add some texture and flavor but still allow the bird to be the star. And that special sweet dressing held it all together.

It’s not overly sweet, but the note it adds plays well with the other ingredients and is a big part of what makes the chicken salad addictive. There is also a nice underlying twang that brings additional elements to the party.

The bread the sandwich is served on is soft and pliable and a great platform for the generous amount scooped onto it. Crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes and spicy onions add interest.

For a side, I ordered the Amish Macaroni Salad, priced at $1.99. The macaroni was tender and chopped veggies, including celery and onion, gave it some texture as a contrast. They have to use the same special sweet sauce they use for the chicken salad to tie the macaroni together as the result has a similar hue and underlying flavor profile. It was wonderful.

The sandwich is also available halfway for $4.59. If you want to serve the chicken salad at home, Bergey’s sells two pounds of the dish along with four to-go sandwich buns for $27.95.

For dessert, we enjoyed one of the sweets that caught the eye at this former dairy-turned-deli-bakery (and kids’ petting zoo): a carrot cake muffin.

The muffin was dense, rich and decadent. Full of flavor, the cake was accented with baking spices balanced by the creamy cream cheese frosting. I admit it, I licked the paper lining.

THE DRINK: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH DIET BIRCH BIRCH BEER, CAN

There is no alcohol at Mennonite-run Bergey’s, but a selection of soft drinks is available. I took a can of Pennsylvania Dutch diet birch beer.

It’s been made since 1936 and has a decidedly old-school flavor among sodas. Birch beer, which is made from birch bark, also has a similar but slightly different taste to root beer, which is made from sassafras root and bark.

The can was ice cold and welcome on a hot day. The drink had a good attraction to the dishes enjoyed.

Bergey’s Breadbasket is located at 2207 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake. Call 757-546-9225 or visit us www.BergeysBreadbasket.com.

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take one Lasagna and Wine Tour of Italy at Pizza Bellavista. The event starts on August 1st from 6pm to 9pm.

The dinner will showcase three popular lasagna dishes from different regions of Italy, with wine director Angela Signorelli presenting curated wine pairings with each course. The meal begins with locally sourced tomato bruschetta over homemade focaccia and burrata, and ends with an olive oil cake and Marsala banana topping. The cost is $75 per person.

Pizza Bella Vista is located at 927 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Call 757-478-7783 or visit us www.PBVPizzeria.com.

Sunday Jazz Brunch Series at Soulivia’s Art + Soul Cafe continues on August 3rd and 10th. The brunch takes place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of a live band. The performances, which take place from around 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., feature changing bands.

Soulivia’s Art + Soul Restaurant is located at 141 Hillcrest Parkway, Chesapeake. Call 757-908-2355 or visit us www.SoulviasArtAndSoul.com.

Patrick Evans-Hylton, PatrickEvansHylton@gmail.com

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Lily James has gone back to her blonde hair https://880666.org/lily-james-has-gone-back-to-her-blonde-hair/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:15:52 +0000 https://880666.org/lily-james-has-gone-back-to-her-blonde-hair/ NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 2: (Exclusive Coverage) Lily James attends the 2022 Met Gala celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) Lily James is no stranger to big screen transformations […]]]>
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 2: (Exclusive Coverage) Lily James attends the 2022 Met Gala celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Lily James is no stranger to big screen transformations – let’s not forget her starring role as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy — but she also loves to change up her look off-screen. The actress recently revealed that she’s ditched her raven brunette locks in favor of a new bombastic blonde color – and we have to admit that’s not the case Not Pamela-esque.

As James revealed on Instagram, earlier this week she visited her favorite colourist, John MacPherson, at his London salon for a hair makeover. And boy, have they ever made some major changes to her naturally dark tresses, taking the star from her current chestnut color to a striking shade of golden blonde?

As anyone who has gone from brunette to blonde knows, this is a lengthy (and very, very tricky) process that often takes a full day in the salon chair. And while celebrities have access to the best in the business, there are few shortcuts that can ensure the end result doesn’t end up being a charmingly “blorange” — just ask Selena Gomez, who revealed she went 8 Hours Platinum.

James has been open about the transformation, calling MacPherson’s skillful color work a “hair wonder!” – which should be a cautionary tale for anyone hoping to achieve a similar result in a tight time frame. We’d argue that James’ latest look was worth it, as the star happily shows off her freshly honey-colored tresses with a Pam-style blowout and sweeping curtain bangs.

While she might enjoy mimicking the former Baywatch Star Anderson’s appearance, she recently confirmed the star’s position of not watching or supporting the Hulu series. “It’s tricky,” she said in a new interview with diversity. “It’s such a big conversation and something I still think about on a daily basis.”

Anyway, we live for the nostalgic looks.

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The 7 best Philips Hue products to consider https://880666.org/the-7-best-philips-hue-products-to-consider/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 06:29:00 +0000 https://880666.org/the-7-best-philips-hue-products-to-consider/ That Philips Hue Brand is a popular company that offers a wide range of lighting products aimed at making your home smart as well as aesthetically pleasing. As it is a huge brand, they have provided several options for your specific taste. And that’s why they’re the name for smart home fixtures and lighting. Whether […]]]>

That Philips Hue Brand is a popular company that offers a wide range of lighting products aimed at making your home smart as well as aesthetically pleasing. As it is a huge brand, they have provided several options for your specific taste. And that’s why they’re the name for smart home fixtures and lighting.

Whether you prefer traditional smart light bulbs, LED strips or even a table lamp, there is a product to suit your needs. In this post, we show you seven Philips Hue products that you should definitely check out, along with their features and prices.

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1. Philips Hue smart bulb

Philips Smart Bulbs are a new generation of lamps with a variety of fittings that best suit any type of home. You work seamlessly with Alexa, Apple Home Kits and Google Assistants. Depending on your specific needs, you can get one that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas such as the balcony and pool area. These lamps are also available in three color ranges – white, white ambience and colored ambience.

  • White – suitable when you need to switch a dark environment to white bright light. There is the standard size A19 E26 with a color temperature of 2700 K and PAR 13 lamps with a color temperature of 3000 K. The latter is best suited for outdoor spotlights.
    Price- $69.99
  • White ambience – If you love the range of natural white light, this is the best option to choose from. You have a wide choice of color temperatures, so you can switch between warm 2200K and daylight temperatures of 6500K on any shade of white.
    Price – $48.00
  • Ambiance in white and colour – This model gives you over 16 million colors to choose from and play with. So if you want to constantly change the ambience of your room with a certain lighting scheme, all you have to do is press a button.

    Price – $99.00

2. Philip Hue Bridge

key specifications

  • voice activation
  • Compatible with all lights
  • motion sensor
  • Custom Settings
  • Cross-device compatibility
  • ambient lights

Price: $59.99

Ever wondered how to control multiple lights and accessories? The Philips Hue Bridge is said to be the brain of the Philips lighting system. It enables the connection of approx. 50 lights and accessories. All you have to do is plug it into your router and use the app to set routines, timers, custom light settings and more. You have access to full personalization, allowing you to create preset and custom light scenes with the Hue Labs. You can also organize indoor and outdoor lighting by curating zones.

Sync your lights to your TV, movies or game screen. With it, you can have ambient lights for a more immersive experience. You can also set up motion lights so they welcome you when you enter. Set up other auto flashes like sleep modes, wake up, alarm, etc. They work with all Philips Hue lights, including Bluetooth-enabled ones.

3. Philip Hue LED light strip

key specification

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  • language compatible
  • weatherproof
  • theme nature
  • AC power source

Price: $109.69

Set the mood in your home, bar, garden and anywhere else with flexible Hue light strips. These strips are so flexible that you can bend, cut or lengthen them as you wish. It works with the Smart Control Hue Bridge and you can use it for both indoor and outdoor experiences. You can use voice control as it is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Homekit and Google Home). It’s easy to set up and expand, and you can customize your mood with one of the six million color options. There are different types of light bars ranging in length from 2m/7ft to 5m/16ft, giving you a variety to choose from.

4. Philips Hue Go

key specifications

  • Integrated LED and battery
  • Bluetooth control via app
  • Compatible with the Hue Bridge
  • voice assistant and control

Price: $89.99

Get moving with a portable light stand that ensures you have the perfect ambiance wherever you go. It’s an atmospheric centerpiece and can be used as part of your smart lighting system with the Hue Bridge. It is perfect for entertaining and cozy environments. The dim light can last up to 10 hours, custom light scenes last around 5 hours, while the dim white light lasts 2.5 hours.

5. Philips HuePlay

key specifications

  • Low energy consumption
  • 530 lumens
  • easy installation
  • Includes bracket and power supply

Price: $149.99

Also referred to as Hue Play light bar, this is the perfect TV backlight. It’s a versatile lamp available in black and white that will help you enhance any entertainment setup. Create color landscapes that perfectly match your interior and mood. The Play light bar comes in a 2-pack consisting of two light bars and a power supply that connects up to three lights.

These poles can be stood upright, laid down and placed at will.

Because they come with their brackets, they’re easy to set up. Just sync it with your movies, games and music for dynamic lighting in your room. Unfortunately, the Hue Bridge is required for you to access the app for setup control. You can also add voice control by pairing it with an Amazon Echo or other device hub.

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6. Philips Hue Gradient Signe table lamp

key specifications

  • wall mount
  • Colorful smart lighting
  • Compatible with the Hue app
  • voice control
  • 2700k to 4000k color temperature

Price: $219.99

Are you looking for a table lamp with a dynamic look? Then you should look around for the Philips Hue Gradient table lamp. Once connected to the Hue app, you can control up to ten lights to create your own personalized look. You can also access voice control by pairing your Hue table lamp with any Amazon Echo or Google Home device. With this device, you can transform your space into an immersive entertainment experience. You can create any mood from the 16 million light colors and complement your interior design.

7. Philips Hue Outdoor Lily

key specifications

  • LED lights
  • White and colored lights
  • Smart control with Hue Bridge
  • Low vault system

Price: $99.97

If you do a lot of outdoor activities, the Philips Hue Outdoor Lily allows you to illuminate your garden with millions of shades of white and other colors. First, simply plug these lights into any power outlet. Create the right atmosphere for parties, activities and other outdoor events with this spotlight. As with the Hue Play, you need the Hue Bridge to help you set up and control your lights. However, it does come with a mount to make setup easier.

We hope you found this article insightful. Let us know which of these Philips Hue products you would choose in the comments below. Also, be sure to share this post with your friends and family so they too can make an informed decision.

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A 79-year-old NJ woman was reportedly killed by a son wielding a poker https://880666.org/a-79-year-old-nj-woman-was-reportedly-killed-by-a-son-wielding-a-poker/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 15:08:49 +0000 https://880666.org/a-79-year-old-nj-woman-was-reportedly-killed-by-a-son-wielding-a-poker/ DUMONT – A 79-year-old woman has died after being attacked by a man with a poker, according to prosecutors. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the victim was found at her Dumont home at 124 New Milford Avenue across the street from Dumont High School just before midnight Saturday. She was taken to Hackensack University […]]]>

DUMONT – A 79-year-old woman has died after being attacked by a man with a poker, according to prosecutors.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the victim was found at her Dumont home at 124 New Milford Avenue across the street from Dumont High School just before midnight Saturday. She was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and pronounced dead early Sunday morning.

Dumont police responded to an 911 call reporting the attack, Musella said. The call implied that the woman had been hit with a poker by a 40-year-old man.

First responders identified the victim as Linda Maupai. The Daily Voice reported.

The outlet also reported that the accused attacker was Patrick Maupai, the victim’s 40-year-old son. Maupai reportedly called 911 and admitted hitting his mother in the head with a poker.

Authorities have not yet identified the victim or attacker and would not release any further information. The death is being investigated as a homicide, Musella said.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at richard.rickman@townsquaremedia.com

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NJ’s health system is closing on-site childcare facilities this fall https://880666.org/njs-health-system-is-closing-on-site-childcare-facilities-this-fall/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 21:56:23 +0000 https://880666.org/njs-health-system-is-closing-on-site-childcare-facilities-this-fall/ New Jersey’s largest health care provider confirmed Friday it will shut down childcare operations at its facilities at the end of September, while a petition to overturn the decision garnered thousands of signatures in about a day. In a statement, Hackensack Meridian Health said it decided to “focus our efforts on our core mission of […]]]>

New Jersey’s largest health care provider confirmed Friday it will shut down childcare operations at its facilities at the end of September, while a petition to overturn the decision garnered thousands of signatures in about a day.

In a statement, Hackensack Meridian Health said it decided to “focus our efforts on our core mission of patient care,” and told New Jersey 101.5 that its daycare facilities are scheduled to close on September 30.

The decision was made “after well-considered and careful consideration of all options”, but HMH cited the staffing in particular as a challenge.

“Hackensack Meridian Health will provide a six-month grant to affected team members. In addition, the network has agreed a discount with a major child care provider,” the statement said, without naming the provider at this time.

However, these provisions were not sufficient for a Change.org user using the “HMH FORLIFE” handle started a petition Thursday, which had collected more than 6,000 signatures by Friday evening.

“They prefer money to family – as well as patient care,” the petition says, calling the decision “completely unacceptable.”

Some comments from petition signatories were even more pointed.

“My son went to daycare near my facility and they still have teachers/carers who looked after him as a toddler. He’s 25 now!” Jennifer Cotter wrote.

“The reasons for the closure make no sense for a number of reasons,” said signer Emily Totaro.

Both sides agreed that the change does not reflect the “dedication and excellence of the childcare teams,” which the petition said was a phrase in a letter to staff.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and host for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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At Ivana Trump’s funeral, a gold colored coffin and the Secret Service https://880666.org/at-ivana-trumps-funeral-a-gold-colored-coffin-and-the-secret-service/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 01:59:24 +0000 https://880666.org/at-ivana-trumps-funeral-a-gold-colored-coffin-and-the-secret-service/ In death as in life, her famous former husband loomed over Ivana Trump’s story. When a funeral for Mrs. Trump was held at an Upper East Side Catholic church on Wednesday afternoon, former President Donald J. Trump and his now-wife Melania sat in the front row across from their three children: Ivanka, Eric and Donald […]]]>

In death as in life, her famous former husband loomed over Ivana Trump’s story.

When a funeral for Mrs. Trump was held at an Upper East Side Catholic church on Wednesday afternoon, former President Donald J. Trump and his now-wife Melania sat in the front row across from their three children: Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr.

The Trump Organization had made the funeral arrangements, and the coffin was a golden hue. The secret service stood by.

St. Vincent Ferrer, photographers and about 100 onlookers stood behind barricades in front of the church. Perhaps the only sign anyone held up read, “PRAYERS AND CONDITIONS TRUMP FAMILY. GOD BLESS AND PROTECT THEM.”

Inside, the church was less than half full. There were plenty of Hermès bags but few bolded names from the gilded Manhattan society the couple inhabited in the 1980s and 1990s.

Most of the talk about Ms. Trump, who died at her New York home last week at the age of 73, has focused on her tireless drive, shaped by growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia. Those who praised her also spoke about the friendship Mrs. Trump and her ex-husband forged despite the tabloids’ bitter divorce. (Ms. Trump was briefly married and then widowed before her marriage to Mr. Trump, and the two husbands who succeeded him predeceased her.)

Her children offered a loving glimpse into her energetic parenting style.

In a speech, their son Eric, 38, described his mother as the embodiment of the American Dream, something of a cross between Joan Rivers and Claudia Schiffer, he said.

“She had brains, she had beauty, and she had guts,” he said, further claiming that she won the “hearts and minds of every single person in the US on the Home Shopping Network and QVC.”

He added: “She still holds every single sales record. People worshiped Ivana.”

As a parent, he said, she “ruled with an iron fist and a heart of gold.”

Those two things were the subject of much of Donald Trump Jr.’s speech that followed shortly thereafter.

“During the turbulent times of the past few years, with all the attacks we’ve been under,” said Mr. Trump, 44, “she was the first person to call and ask if maybe I wanted or needed to move back in with her. That call was simultaneously the cutest and most emasculating thing ever. And she could do that with the best of them, and usually it was on purpose.”

As a young child, Mr. Trump said, he went to the Hamptons with his family. There, at Gosman’s (Montauk’s best-known seafood restaurant), he operated in a way that “beyond” everyone’s patience. His mother, he said, took him to the bathroom and showed him “what Eastern European discipline is really about.”

When it was over, he said, she said to him, “And if you cry, we’ll come back here and do it again.”

The younger Mr. Trump – whose fiancé, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, sat across the aisle from him – told a different story about his sister Ivanka, who smashed a very expensive chandelier while she was in the house with a played water polo. “Ivanka managed to quickly convince my mother that it was me,” he said.

At the time, the “cure” was, as he put it, a “wooden spoon,” and what infuriated his mother even more as she spanked him was his passionate denial of having played any part in the wrongdoing. “Not only did I break the chandelier, but now I lied to her,” he said.

But once she realized he was telling the truth, Mr. Trump said, she was “too tired to deal with Ivanka.”

Ivanka Trump, 40, also spoke. Her mother “hated funerals,” she said, bursting into tears as she spoke of the “trailblazer admired by men and women alike” for her “grace and her beauty,” but also for her business acumen and relentless work ethic.

She was also the kind of mother who teased her daughter for leaving a party in St Tropez at 1am (“She stayed until 4am”) and chided her for wearing too modest clothes. “My miniskirts weren’t small enough,” she said. (Ms. Trump wore a black dress and pearls to her mother’s funeral.) Ivana’s motto, her daughter said, is “show them off while you’ve got them.”

“She taught me to study hard, work hard, behave with dignity and good manners, and never marry a man with a bad back,” Ms. Trump said. “It took me years to understand the last one.” (Regarding her daughter’s marriage to Jared Kushner, Ms. Trump said her mother explained that “if Ivanka is ready to give up lobster, she must really love him.” )

“Now she watches us from above and tells us to dry our eyes, have a good time and dance one more song for her,” Ms. Trump said. “Mom, I love you today, every day.”

The crowd consisted of Park Avenue and the fashion industry, although Whitney Robinson, a former Elle Decor editor who had become friends with older Mrs. Trump in recent years, sat in the back and said he had “no idea” who was on most of the people there were.

But they included Paolo Zampolli, the former modeling agent whom Mr. Trump appointed to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Dennis Basso, the fashion designer whose bold fur designs Ms. Trump favored; Couri Hay, the publicist and gossip columnist; and Jeanine Pirro, the right-wing news anchor.

Near the lectern was a billboard of Ms. Trump on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1992, above the caption “Ivana Be a Star.” One of the speakers later named all the other magazines that she has graced the covers of, including Town & Country and Vogue. But Ms. Trump lived an increasingly lonely life in her final years, according to Marc Bouwer, a designer who dressed her for many years and who also sat backwards, wearing a black suit, no shirt, and a sparkling costume jewelry chain that he thought Ms. Trump would have liked She was an uncompromising advocate of pairing fake jewelry with super expensive clothing.

“She had been isolated,” Mr Bouwer continued in a brief interview at the church. “There was a lot of pain, a lot of sadness,” he said, before declining to elaborate.

Dorothy Curry, the former nanny of Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric, was perhaps the most notable speaker. In her two-minute speech, she alluded to that isolation, discussing how she’d been close to Mrs. Trump during the spring and summer of her life, which was followed by a fall and an “inevitable winter” in which “roses died” like she told The Field of Dreams Her former employer became a “sinking swamp” of “parasites” who kept her “afloat” with “illegal dreams and plans.”

“Ivana, we’ve reached out to you many, many times but obviously not far enough,” she said. “We all basically let go of everything and let God, and now you’re completely in God’s hands.”

Mr. Basso, on the other hand, described the good years. He recalled meeting Ms. Trump in September 1983 when he was showing his first collection at the Regency Hotel and afterward she went backstage to meet him.

“She’s standing there in a chocolate brown Gucci,” he said, “and she said, ‘I like you. You are sweet. You’re chubby, but we can fix that.’”

The next day, he said, she came to his showroom for an appointment and walked out with an order for seven pieces, along with instructions to “send the bill to Donald.”

She was, Mr. Basso and others said, a businesswoman who played a crucial role in decorating the hotels and residential buildings her former husband had worked on, including Trump Tower, the Plaza Hotel and the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. And when he ran for president, she was a full-bodied supporter.

Mrs Trump had shared her ex-husband’s hunger for attention, and it wasn’t easy, others said in interviews, as her fame waned and his resurged, first with the television show The Apprentice and then as he became a successful president Candidate. The grown children she had raised became appendages to him.

Almost two hours into the funeral, pallbearers carried the coffin outside to a recession performed by Christopher Macchio also sang at the Republican National Convention when the former president accepted his party’s nomination in 2020. Mr. Trump and his current wife, Melania, followed the body, followed by Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr.

The coffin was placed in a black hearse bearing the name of the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, the place of near rest for many members of New York’s elite. It was en route next to her ex-husband’s golf course in Bedminster, NJ, where the ground was dedicated so Mrs Trump could have a traditional Catholic funeral.

In a way, it was the former couple’s last joint real estate deal.

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Short Messages | US & World https://880666.org/short-messages-us-world/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 00:21:46 +0000 https://880666.org/short-messages-us-world/ Texas Sen. Cruz says the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on same-sex marriage was wrong WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz joins a host of conservatives in saying the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage was wrong and excessive, raising concerns that the Roe v. Wade could influence other previous decisions. In a clip posted to […]]]>

Texas Sen. Cruz says the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on same-sex marriage was wrong

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz joins a host of conservatives in saying the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage was wrong and excessive, raising concerns that the Roe v. Wade could influence other previous decisions.

In a clip posted to his podcast YouTube channel on Saturday, the Texas Republican discussed the “weak point” of the Obergefell v. Hodges.

“Obergefell, like Roe vs. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history,” Cruz said in the clip. “Marriage has always been an issue left to the states.”

Before the decision, 37 states and Washington, DC had legalized same-sex marriages, while Texas and nine other states had constitutional provisions barring union recognition. Cruz argued it should have been left up to the states to decide.

– The Dallas Morning News

The Orthodox Christian Church opens a national conference in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — A jurisdiction of one of Christianity’s oldest churches will hold its national convention in Baltimore this week, marking the second time this month that a prominent Christian faith tradition has held its premier regular gathering in the city.

The Orthodox Church in America — one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Church jurisdictions in the United States — inaugurated its All-American Council Monday at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor.

More than a thousand officials, bishops, ministers and parishioners from the 228-year-old branch of the worldwide church are expected at the five-day conference, where they will address business issues, network and where delegates from the 14 dioceses could discuss resolutions on issues such as the ongoing war in consider Ukraine.

The Very Rev. Alexander Rentel, chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, says delegates will delve into such mysteries as pension plans and the election of new officers, but more broadly they will “examine closely” a continuing shortage of priests and encourage the inclusion of young people people and making sure to hear from some of the “farther away” dioceses of jurisdiction, including those in Alaska and Mexico.

– The Baltimore Sun

Cones “unfit for human consumption,” California lawsuit alleges

Skittles, the colorful fruit-flavored candy, has come under fire after a lawsuit filed in Northern California says people taste more than the rainbow.

Although most people can identify Skittles flavors like lemon, strawberry, and orange, few can probably name titanium dioxide, a coloring additive that helps give the candies their bright hue.

This ingredient is a “known toxin” and “unfit for human consumption,” according to a lawsuit filed last week against Mars Candy in the Northern District of California. She argues that US consumers are unaware of the health risks associated with artificial food colors.

Titanium dioxide — or TiO2 — is listed as an active ingredient in Skittles sold in the United States, although according to the lawsuit it has been removed from the candy’s recipe in several European countries and banned in several other countries.

-Los Angeles Times

Russia orders forces to attack Ukraine’s long-range weapons

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered part of his armed forces to focus on destroying Ukraine’s long-range missile and artillery systems during a troop visit to the occupied territories.

Shoigu “directed the commander to prioritize countering the enemy’s long-range missiles and artillery with high-precision weapons,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday at a meeting with the military’s Vostok group.

It wasn’t clear how much change this would mean, given that Russian troops have been trying for months to destroy Ukrainian weapons in a “demilitarization” campaign that has had mixed success as the US and its European allies step up shipments of equipment to to help the government in Kyiv.

Ukraine has received eight advanced US-supplied long-range HIMARS artillery systems in recent weeks, capable of hitting Russian targets up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. This has enabled him to hit logistics centers, supply lines and ammunition depots deep behind the front lines and mostly out of reach of Russian artillery. The US has promised to send four more HIMARS to Ukraine, while Britain has also pledged to supply long-range missile systems.

– Bloomberg News

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Valley News — The Vermont rally team’s message on inclusion is looking for a more open, albeit bumpy, road https://880666.org/valley-news-the-vermont-rally-teams-message-on-inclusion-is-looking-for-a-more-open-albeit-bumpy-road/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 01:57:47 +0000 https://880666.org/valley-news-the-vermont-rally-teams-message-on-inclusion-is-looking-for-a-more-open-albeit-bumpy-road/ BETHEL – Although rallying at the highest level has a worldwide following, it has always been a small niche sport. In a way, that’s part of its appeal. A driver and a passenger chase a small, often wildly overpowered speedster through the forest on gravel roads, sometimes to fame, sometimes to a spectacular catastrophe. It […]]]>

BETHEL – Although rallying at the highest level has a worldwide following, it has always been a small niche sport.

In a way, that’s part of its appeal. A driver and a passenger chase a small, often wildly overpowered speedster through the forest on gravel roads, sometimes to fame, sometimes to a spectacular catastrophe.

It can be a captivating spectacle, although the noise and adrenaline isn’t for everyone.

But a small, homegrown Bethel rally team couples its passion for the sport with an inclusive message that the team’s hopes for close membership will make rallies less forbidding, more open and not just tolerant but welcoming. While Ed Best has been a fan of rallying since he was 14, together he and his wife Becky have turned their rally car into a vehicle for just over two people. And maybe it’s good for rallying too.

“It’s not just in the car. We have a whole team culture,” said Becky, the team’s fighter and, for lack of a better title, spiritual director, during a recent interview at the Best family home in Bethel.

The car, a 1998 Subaru Impreza that Ed paid $450 for in his early 20s, is called the UniCARn and is adorned on both sides with a unicorn, the team’s totem animal. Next to the names of the driver and passenger, Best and Heather Littlefield, are their personal pronouns (he/him and she/she, respectively). The car’s grille is painted as a rainbow flag.

Becky, the trained graphic designer, has stickers printed and gives them away to people who drop by her car in the paddock.

The team represents “inclusiveness, civic responsibility and living up to the Best family name,” Becky said. Rally uses a lot of resources for what might seem reckless, she added. “I feel like you need to find a way to use this to make the world a better place.”

Viewers regularly come to the Bests and hug them, they said.

“You see that rainbow and you know it,” Becky said.

Stage rallies, so called because there are timed stages designed to be driven at full speed, may be, as Ed described it, “the most inclusive form of motorsport,” but speed is the bait. A typical stage rally, which includes timed stages on closed roads and intermediate transit sections on open roads, can cover 500 miles, with perhaps 100 to 150 miles of special stages where the fastest car wins.

This weekend, the Best Rally Team is in the New England Forest Rally, the only national stage rally held in New England. It operates primarily on private roads through the paper company’s land in the Maine woods and is based at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine.

Alongside Ed and Becky and Littlefield, the passenger from Maine, the team consists of Ed’s father, Ken Best, who was a mechanic when Ed was growing up and is now a machinist; Eli Ferro, a student at Sharon Academy who helps with the mechanical work, and another Massachusetts volunteer.

Ed, 34, and Becky, 36, both grew up at Bethel and once went to daycare together. They live at Ed’s childhood home in East Bethel and work on the car in a garage at the house.

The Bests got their start in rallying in 2019 after years of watching and volunteering at rallies while also working on the Subaru. After repairing the body, installing a roll cage, and implementing other necessary safety features, including a full fire suppression system, Ed decided he needed to push forward, find a passenger, and attend an event.

“You can’t wait for the car to be ready before you race or you’ll never race,” he said.

With a co-driver from Missouri, the team has competed in rallies in Pennsylvania and Maine and has stayed with them since the coronavirus pandemic rolled back the 2020 season.

Among rally cars, the UniCARn isn’t the most powerful, but since stage rallies are almost exclusively contested on gravel and gravel, “it’s a momentum game,” said Ed Best. Last year the car hit around 95 mph. With a gearbox rebuilt over the winter, the car will be able to get more out of its limited horsepower and should top 130mph on the faster stages of the New England Forest Rally.

“It’s more important to have good marks for the co-driver to pass on to the driver as they blast through the stages than to have a strong car,” said Best. Before driving the stages at high speed, Best spend and Littlefield spent hours going through them in Best’s daily driver, another Subaru, to refine the notes that Littlefield will follow to guide Best.

In rally notes, each turn is assigned a number from 1 to 6, with 1 being the sharpest and slowest and 6 being the most gradual and fastest.

The goal is a drive that is as clean as possible. The New England Forest Rally could have a 40-50% attrition rate. The question that marks someone as a knowledgeable rally fan is not “Did you win?” but “Are you done?” For a team that spends its own money and builds its own car, there is a financial incentive not to crash despite the possibility of an accident.

“There are those that have rolled and there are those that will roll,” said Ed Best, who built his car with durability in mind.

Few rally teams operate with significant outside support. One of the most well-known in the US is headquartered in Vermont, the Milton-based company Vermont SportsCar, which produces rally and rallycross cars under the Subaru of America flag. Vermont is also home to John Buffum, who remains the nation’s most successful rally driver, winner of 11 national titles, mostly in the 1980s.

With so many gravel roads and the Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH, the Twin States seems like fertile ground for rallies, but there are relatively few teams and events. A rally was held in the central Vermont city of Plymouth decades ago, but Buffum said he doubted such an event could be revived today.

“We’ve always had a few rallyists in Vermont,” he said in a phone interview. But “there are no rallies here because so many people live out there in the forest that you could never close the roads.”

The upper Midwest is more fertile ground for rallies, he said, largely because there is more paper company land and private roads. There are four national rallies and 10 regional events within a 500 mile radius.

The best are more optimistic. For one thing, the economic impact of a rally can be immense. When last year’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania faced permitting issues that limited the scope of the event, the business community clamored for millions in lost revenue. And the Bests also noted that other motorized events use both public and private Vermont roads, including hill climbs in Ascutney and Okemo.

“I’d love to bring rallying back to Vermont,” said Becky Best.

Those efforts will have to wait for now. Becky has struggled with a puzzling health issue for the past two years, a CSF leak that doctors have been unable to pinpoint.

“It causes a whole roulette wheel of symptoms,” she said, including fatigue and headaches.

“I’ve got to a point,” she added, “where I can’t wait to get better,” but she’s “not sure it’s going to happen.”

When she’s healthy, Best said she can see she’d make an effort to bring a stage rally to Vermont, but “I don’t want to make a commitment I can’t fulfill to the utmost of my ability,” she said.

In the meantime, just using one rally car is enough to keep them busy. Becky plans all the food for the race weekends and greets the crowd. She dyes her hair for every rally.

For Ed, the rally is also an escape. The nervousness will set in, but as the timer counts down to begin a stage, he relaxes. “When we get in the race car, everything is gone,” he said.

The UniCARn works its magic for both of them, welcoming a wider audience to the sport they love.

Alex Hanson can be reached at ahanson@vnews.com or 603-727-3207.

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Mani’s ‘It was her destiny’ remark shocks Kerala congregation; house adjourned https://880666.org/manis-it-was-her-destiny-remark-shocks-kerala-congregation-house-adjourned/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 10:45:28 +0000 https://880666.org/manis-it-was-her-destiny-remark-shocks-kerala-congregation-house-adjourned/ A ruling CPI(M) lawmaker’s controversial remark against an MLA woman “It was her fate” rocked the Kerala Assembly for a second day on Friday, forcing Speaker MB Rajesh to suspend the proposed deal and adjourn the House for the Day. MM Mani, who made the controversial remarks against RMP MLA KK Rema, stayed on despite […]]]>

A ruling CPI(M) lawmaker’s controversial remark against an MLA woman “It was her fate” rocked the Kerala Assembly for a second day on Friday, forcing Speaker MB Rajesh to suspend the proposed deal and adjourn the House for the Day.

MM Mani, who made the controversial remarks against RMP MLA KK Rema, stayed on despite fierce protests from the Congress-led opposition, who demanded that he retract his “cruel and insulting” statement and apologize. Mani told the media outside the House of Representatives that he stood by his testimony and had no regrets about what he said. The veteran, also a former minister in Pinarayi Vijayan’s first government, said there was nothing he could do if the statement hurt Rema, a first-time MP and widow of assassinated rebel leader TP Chandrasekaran.

Chandraseharan, a CPI(M) rebel, was hacked to death in May 2012 after he launched a parallel left-wing organization called the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) in his home region of Onchiayam in North Kerala. “I still believe what I said yesterday was correct. I don’t regret what I said. That’s what I wanted to say at the time. She has criticized the Prime Minister (Vijayan) and the LDF government in the House for the past year and four months. We haven’t said anything against them so far,” said Mani.

Mani claimed he did not make any misogynist remarks, as claimed by the opposition, and also said there is no special privilege or reservation for a lawmaker in the Kerala Assembly, except for those holding positions such as prime minister, speaker or opposition leader. Mani, while attending discussions in the House of Representatives on police money requests on Thursday, said Rema had become a widow and that was her fate and that the Marxist party played no role in her husband’s assassination, prompting major protests from the opposition UDF and his strike.

As the House trial began Friday, Congress-led UDF members raised the question that Mani had insulted womanhood and that he should retract his testimony and apologize in the House plenary.

They also raised placards and a banner reading “MM Mani who has insulted femininity should resign”. However, Justice Minister P Rajeeve justified Mani, saying he meant that the ruling CPI(M) played no role in the killing of Rema’s husband. Criticizing the opposition, he also said the same people who had called the recent killing of an SFI activist “a required martyrdom” were now causing a stir and shouting in the congregation.

Opposition leader VD Satheesaan dismissed the ruling banks’ arguments and said he was surprised to see the CM and LDF lawmakers backing and justifying Mani. Speaker Rajesh said the Chair had limited ability to intervene in the matter and the House practice was to look into whether there had been any unparliamentary remarks from lawmakers and later remove them. Although he attempted to start Question Time as planned, opposition members stormed into the House fountain and raised slogans against Mani and the left-wing government.

As protests grew and UDF members ignored his repeated requests for cooperation, the Speaker suspended planned business and adjourned the House for the day.

The UDF members later held a sit-in at the hall’s portal before marching out of the meeting complex. Satheesan vehemently criticized Vijayan for justifying MM Mani’s testimony and later accused the CPI(M) and CM of pursuing his widow Rema even after killing Chandrasekaran.

“Mani said she became a widow because of fate. But this vidhi (ruling) was implemented by the party court (CPI-M),” he claimed, slamming Vijayan over the episode. He further accused the CPI(M) of being a party that produces orphans and widows, and even justified derogatory remarks against a woman with its arrogance of power. Rema said the intolerance of members of the ruling party and the prime minister towards her is evidence of their fear of her husband even after his death.

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Mountain Dew Whoopie Pies? Roots Country Market has them; this is how they taste | meal https://880666.org/mountain-dew-whoopie-pies-roots-country-market-has-them-this-is-how-they-taste-meal/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://880666.org/mountain-dew-whoopie-pies-roots-country-market-has-them-this-is-how-they-taste-meal/ Every once in a while, a fancy dessert stands out and just begs to be tasted. Such was the case when I heard about a unique flavor of a dessert in Lancaster County. And there, pictures three cans ago of Dew, was what appeared to be a whoopie pie that looked like it had been […]]]>

Every once in a while, a fancy dessert stands out and just begs to be tasted.

Such was the case when I heard about a unique flavor of a dessert in Lancaster County.

And there, pictures three cans ago of Dew, was what appeared to be a whoopie pie that looked like it had been soaked in Shrek’s swamp. The greenish hue obviously looked unnatural, and yet something about it seemed so… alluring?

Maybe it’s due to the abundance of weird Mountain Dew flavors and strains I’ve been seeing lately, but Dew seems to be having a little moment this summer. Check the shelves at your local Turkey Hill and you’ll find bottles of Mtn. Dew Baja Blast, formerly only available at fine Taco Bell establishments, and something called Mtn. Dew Flamin’ Hot,” a brew from hell that I’ll get to later.

I ventured to Root’s on what turned out to be the busiest day in June. On the way into the building, I saw a guy in a tank top and shorts sipping from a nearly empty two-liter Standard Mountain Dew, so I knew I was in the right place at the right time. The Sweet Spot stand features about 30 types of whoopie pies, from the standard chocolate and glaze to a wide variety of “boozy pies.”

I bought two Dew Pies – one for the fridge and one for the freezer as the comments on the first Facebook post had several people swearing frozen is the way to go. On my way home I stopped and bought a bottle of Mtn. Dew Flamin’ Hot because, well, I’m already drinking a bizarre Dew-based concoction, so what’s another?

First things first – no, the whoopie pies do not contain actual Mountain Dew. Rochelle Boone, a third generation baker who has been making whoopies for over 26 years, told me that when she tries to reproduce a flavor it is the result of a lot of trial and error.

“The color throws you off,” Boone says over the phone via Mountain Dew. “It’s green, but definitely not chalky. What I always tell people is that it’s a citrus blend. I think they use the three citrus fruits, but I can’t tell you for sure, but I go for it. It’s a citrus blend of lemon, lime, and orange, and other than that, I just kind of winged it. Unfortunately and fortunately that is my personality.”

Raised as a Mennonite, Boone says Dew was a staple for teenagers looking to quench their summer thirst, which is partly why Dew Pie ​​is only available during the summer. As summer draws to a close, county residents have the East Lamper Fair to look forward to in late September, as it’s the only non-Roots event Boone will be creating this particular brand of whoopie pie for.

“Somehow, in my weird brain I was born with, I was wondering what a Mountain Dew whoopie pie would taste like?” Boone continues. “I’m not a Mountain Dew drinker, but I bought some to try and see what I think of them. ‘Could I make a flavor profile out of this?’ There were many exams. You have to taste the different flavors together, you know. “Is that close, is that close?” I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily spot on, but I think it has the vibe.”

Just unwrapping the whoopie pie from the plastic unleashes the strong citrus flavors that Boone pumps into every homemade pie. Since it’s not actually made with Dew, there really isn’t anything else for the taste to be confused with on the first bite. While the chilled version stayed cool, it began to lose its shape in the summer heat. But this is where the frozen version really shined. Not only did the whoopie pie stay cold, it stayed together in one, creamy piece. The further you get into the dew pie, the more it feels like it started out as some sort of gamble. And to my surprise, Boone didn’t necessarily disagree with that concept during our subsequent phone call.

“I think people try it because it’s an oddity, you know?” says Boone. “They’re curious, they’re not sure, but someone in the group is adventurous. It hits a subset of people who like to try new or different things, maybe something they can’t imagine.”

While it’s difficult to describe what Mountain Dew really tastes like, getting an approximation of that initially weird taste is even more difficult. The citrus is absolutely there, as is the tender feel of the whoopie pie itself. It’s just… different, but in a positive way.

Two Dew Pies didn’t convert me to that particular concept, but I’m going to freeze all whoopie pies from now on. That said, I strongly agree with Boone’s concept of trying an odd kind of food, even though you know in your heart that your taste buds might not agree.

And of course the million dollar question – what does Boone think of her own creation? In my eyes it had the potential to become a “Dr. Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster” situation, but Boone’s own answer makes a lot more sense.

“Anyone in the hospitality industry will tell you that you’re sick of the product because you’re around all the time and smelling it all the time,” says Boone. “That’s why I enjoy creating new ones, because it’s something new for me to eat, and then also for our customers because they’re always looking for something different and that’s why they come to me.”

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