Conference championship round: Next up the two remaining teams in each conference play against each other - the higher-ranked seed having home advantage - to determine the respective champions of the NFC and the AFC and, therefore, the two teams who will compete in the Super Bowl. … [Read more...] about Ultimate guide to the NFL: Road to the Super Bowl explained
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Added to the mix are fashionable outside bets for a run to the title, Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although any number of teams not mentioned could claim to be ready for a Super Bowl run. As we all know, any team can win on 'any given Sunday'. Or can they? … [Read more...] about NFL: Can anyone stop the New England Patriots in 2017?
"We are a pro-technology city but what we've seen so far in practice with this technology... continues to exacerbate the over-criminalization of black and brown people in our community," Hardesty said. "I welcome a day in Portland where innovative technologists will come with some technology that has no racially inequitable outcomes. The day that happens will be the day I'm happy to look at revising the ban." … [Read more...] about Portland, Ore. passes first-of-its-kind facial recognition ban
But the issues chefs and business owners are wrestling with aren’t limited to the financial losses due to closed dining rooms. This year has also seen monumental social justice movements. And the fine dining industry — a sector where workers stand to earn more money than most other places in the restaurant world — has notoriously reflected inequities present elsewhere in the world. Many restaurant workers have publicly spoken out about discrimination they’ve faced, including at some of the Bay Area’s most esteemed Michelin-starred restaurants. According to a 2019 report by worker advocacy nonprofit Restaurant Opportunities Center United, the Bay Area has the widest wage gap between white workers and workers of color at upscale restaurants in the country. … [Read more...] about SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?
Wise Sons Deli: The Bay Area’s most prominent Jewish deli chain is always a reliable choice for celebrating the High Holidays at home. A complete meal for four people costs $165 and includes chicken braised with apricots, shmaltz-roasted potatoes, chicory salad with squash, raisin challah, honey cake and a bottle of wine. Those dishes are all available a la carte, too, along with roasted brisket with gravy ($70, serves six). Pickup and delivery are available Sept. 18-20 from Wise Sons’ four San Francisco locations and two new Oakland locations — Wise Sons recently took over Beauty’s Bagels. The deli is also adding two pop-ups: on Sept. 17, find Wise Sons at Sonoma’s Jewish Community Center and on Sept. 18, at Palo Alto’s Jewish Community Center. Either way, pre-order online. … [Read more...] about Bay Area restaurants offering Rosh Hashanah dinners for a takeout celebration
3:03 p.m. Placer County health officer resigns after officials declare ‘end of local COVID-19 health emergency’: Dr. Aimee Sisson resigned as Placer County health officer, effective Sept. 25, after county supervisors unanimnously declared the county’s local health emergency ended. She said in a Sept. 8 memo that supervisors’ action “made it clear that I can no longer effectively serve in my role.” Sisson said she was grateful for the privilege “of protecting and promoting the health of Placer County’s 400,000 residents.” County Executive Officer Todd Leopold said in a statement that her leadership in response to the pandemic positioned the county “to continue safely reopening our economy while still taking necessary precautions.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 10-11