What changed and how it all works

Your iPhone home screen has looked and worked pretty much the same way for the last 13 years, but all that’s set to change now that Apple has released iOS 14. After you install iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 on a compatible iPhone or iPad, you’ll have more options and features to personalize your home screen than you’ve ever had with iOS before.

screen of a cell phone: Big changes are coming to your iPhone home screen in iOS 14. Apple

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Big changes are coming to your iPhone home screen in iOS 14. Apple

screen of a cell phone: The iOS 14 logo displays on Apple's website.

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The iOS 14 logo displays on Apple’s website.

Taking cues from core features Android has had for years, Apple has focused much of the iOS 14 update on making the home screen simpler to organize, with more customization options, smarter suggestions and leaner, faster app experiences. The end result is a mobile operating system that does more to get out of

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Two family-friendly Home Depot employees cited for theft: Highland Heights Police Blotter


a car parked in a parking lot: Highland Heights police

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Highland Heights police

Theft: Wilson Mills Road

An employee of Home Depot was arrested Oct. 1 for the theft of $242 worth of merchandise over three separate transactions. The Euclid woman, 82, was suspected of under-ringing items for her family and friends.

A second employee was also arrested that day for theft. The Euclid woman, 60, was allowing a fellow employee to pass through the checkout line without paying on multiple occasions. The total value of the theft was $854.

Disturbance: Wilson Mills Road

Around 8:15 a.m. Sept. 30, a man wearing a blonde wig was said to be yelling to himself behind Panini’s. Officers located the Cleveland man, 57, and were familiar with him. He checked OK, was advised of an outstanding warrant with North Randall police and given a courtesy ride to the library I Richmond Heights.

Theft: Alpha

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Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive to Relaunch Following Renovation

The Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive resort will be reopening this fall following a $5 million renovation project.

The renovations to the property’s oceanfront rooms “bring a slew of new and expanded features to the resorts’ 15 two-story buildings,” according to the property. 

That includes the addition of 75 more square feet to each of the rooms. 

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Inside an updated room.

Each room has its own private balcony or patio, along with custom-designed furniture, high-thread-count soft lining from India and new tech like USB charging stations, smart 55-inch TVs and remote-controlled, color-changing light strips, among other additions. 

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome guests back to Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive with our newly unveiled oceanfront rooms,” states Alex Nieuwmeyer, managing director of Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives. “While the past few months have provided new challenges, it is our hope that with the Endless Summer promotion, new accommodations and

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Three Pasifika churches in Horowhenua get renovation funding

The Samoan Methodist church has been granted $500,000 of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for renovations.

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The Samoan Methodist church has been granted $500,000 of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for renovations.

Three Pasifika churches will be warmer and better equipped to support the Horowhenua community, thanks to some government funding.

The Free Church of Tonga, Samoan Methodist Church, and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa received a total of $1.46 million from the Provincial Growth Fund as part of the Fale Lotu Connections Project.

The funding aims to improve facilities for communities around the country and create jobs as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response and recovery plan.

Mayor Bernie Wanden said enhancing the visibility of the churches would bring greater community pride for the district’s growing Pacific population.

* $500,000 funding for Timaru’s Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
* Invercargill’s oldest operating church set for an upgrade through the Provincial Growth Fund
* Coronavirus: Auckland churches rally together as

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Why the ‘Home Improvement Effect’ May Be Responsible for an Increased Interest in Plastic Surgery

Encino, CA plastic surgeon George Sanders, MD had never done a virtual consultation until March of this year.

But, once COVID hit, it quickly became commonplace at his practice. 

“At first, there were maybe one or two per week, but then there were many—often several each day,” he recalls. “Not only did patients virtually consult, but they scheduled their surgery in anticipation of the end of the surgery shutdown.”

And the calendar concurs: Since his office reopened for elective procedures in mid-May, the surgery schedule has been filled. “Part of this is due to the backlog of patients who were already scheduled for surgery but had to postpone it. Other patients were planning to have surgery anyway, and now seems like the perfect opportunity.”

However, Dr. Sanders says, there’s a third patient group that never considered surgery and are now drawn to it. 

“When I ask these patients seeking plastic

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Artisan home on Lake Independence has French accent

As the owners of Alma Homes, Kirsten Erickson and Ethan Kindseth have designed and built a lot of houses. But their current home on Lake Independence is the first one they’ve built for themselves.

“We’ve remodeled but never built before,” said Erickson, who studied architecture and specializes in design.

Building a house from scratch wasn’t on their radar, in part because they wanted to stay in Independence and the Orono school district. Erickson said she would only move if they could find a place on the lake. Then a 5-acre lakeshore lot “fell into our lap,” she said.

The couple built a modern French country lake home, which will be open to the public during the Parade of Homes Artisan Home Tour, which showcases 22 distinctive homes, both new and remodeled, throughout the Twin Cities.

“It’s very inspired by our travels, especially in Europe,” said Erickson of the home, which

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Bringing Black men back home

President Obama’s speech on fatherhood, delivered in 2008, called out men who had deserted their families and communities — “They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.”

“You and I know how true this is in the African-American community,” he added. “We know that more than half of all Black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children.”

But if fathers are willing to do their part, he said, “our government should meet them halfway.”

That’s precisely what President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal judge shoots down Texas proclamation allowing one ballot drop-off location per county Nine people who attended Trump rally in Minnesota contracted coronavirus Schiff: If Trump wanted more infections ‘would he be doing anything different?’ MORE’s policies have done. His First Step Act, in

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Columbus Day Weekend sales: Prices slashed on home, outdoor and fashion items

Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and Indigenous Peoples Day are Monday, Oct. 12, and retailers once again see this long holiday weekend as a time for sales.

Online home retailer Wayfair is slashing up to 70% off on select items during a clearance event. Bedroom furniture starts at $99, bedding sets at $39.99 and storage solutions at $19.99.

Kitchen and dining furniture and ceiling and wall lights are up to 50% off, living room seating and wall art are up to 60% off and area rugs are up to 70% off.

Save up to 50% on outdoor furniture and up to 55% on TV stands, living room tables and bathroom upgrades.

See more sales on kids furniture, entryway furniture, table and floor lamps, kitchen essentials as well as small electronics and appliances.

If you’re already shopping, here are highlights:

  • Coach Outlet is offering up to 70% off sitewide At Coach,
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CT gets $400K grant to study improvements to Metro-North lines

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Meet the Winners – The Culture of Living: The Inspired Kitchen Contest

For Gaggenau, The Inspired Kitchen is a contest that pays homage to the heart of the home by inspiring design that assures, entertains, and sparks conversation. Designers were invited to put their creativity and design philosophy to the test by creating a culinary space where luxury is expressed through emotion, materials, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. Each designer submitted 3-to-6 kitchen illustrations, renderings, or drawings, including three Gaggenau appliances, as well as a written narrative describing their design inspiration and appliance selection. And, in the spirit of giving back, for the first 20 entrants, Gaggenau donated $500 per submission to The James Beard Foundation—an organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable.

The five winning designs were chosen based on creativity, originality, and functionality:


Jennie Bishop and design partners Melissa Benham and Kristen

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