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Adorable Pet Pig Has Huge Wardrobe Of Clothes

Move over Miss Piggy, there’s a new pig diva in town. A one-year-old Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is so adored by owner Savannah Harding that she even has birthday parties and enjoys walks in a stroller or pram when she doesn't feel like walking on a lead. Peaches the pig even...
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Charlottesville, VANews-Medical.net

Restoring a sense of belonging: The unsung importance of casual relationships for older adults

In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a wedding — his first trip out of town since the start of the pandemic. "Hi there!" he called out to customers at a gas station where he'd stopped on his way to the airport. "How's your day going?" he said he asked the Transportation Security Administration agent who checked his ID. "Isn't this wonderful?" he exclaimed to guests at the wedding, most of whom were strangers.
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Retired Legend Feels Other MMA Promotions Catching Up With UFC

Cung Le has long retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) action but made headlines because of the long-running antitrust lawsuit against the UFC. The 49-year-old has gone through a lot in his fight sports journey throughout different promotions. However, Le had a pretty interesting take on the state of MMA...
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Arcadia, CABoxing Scene

Thomas Wu To Go Pro, Inks Managerial With Tim VanNewhouse

Tim VanNewhouse has signed 21-year old Thomas Wu to a managerial contract. Wu, who resides in Arcadia, CA, is of Chinese and Vietnamese heritage. He is a four-time amateur national champion, and had an overall amateur mark of 85-11. “Aside from his incredible talent, he brings an outside ring presence...
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Newly Digitized Retailers Could Easily Pivot To New COVID Restrictions

The past several weeks have seen one glowing earnings report after another for retailers and eCommerce companies. In toys, Mattel and Hasbro both saw strong sales between April and June, and shoemakers Skechers and Crocs said they’ve seen increased demand for their products as consumers emerge from their homes. It’s...
Reston, VArestonnow.com

New day spa and restaurant to open near Wiehle-Reston East Metro by end of year

(Updated 12:20 p.m.) A new restaurant and day spa are opening nearby the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station around the holiday season. Eve’s Garden Lounge & Bar and Emiline’s Day Spa are opening next to each other at the new Faraday Park development at 1831 Michael Faraday Drive, about a 10-minute walk from the Metro station. Both businesses are from the same ownership group, which also own Alo Vietnam in Herndon.
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San Jose Eats: Pho Ha Noi

If you are looking for the best Vietnamese cuisine in the Bay Area, San Jose is home to plenty of Vietnamese plazas, and you’ll find authentic and delicious food all over. There is a specific plaza called Vietnam Town where you’ll find tons of Vietnamese restaurants and shops. Located in East San Jose on Story Road, a great restaurant to check out is Pho Ha Noi. They currently have indoor and outdoor dining and are open from 10 am to 10 pm so it is perfect for all those noodle cravings. It can get busy during the weekends, but they have an option to waitlist on Yelp so you can check and put your name down before you arrive. The service is extremely quick here and since it is Pho, you usually get your bowl of noodles within a few minutes. Besides pho, there are other Vietnamese items like rice plates, chicken noodle soup, appetizers, side orders, and more. There are also plenty of vegetarian options so this is a great place to check out if you are looking for authentic Vietnamese food.

Vietnam overtakes Bangladesh in global garment exports

According to the WTO data, ready-made garment exports from Bangladesh came in at US$28bn while global garment exports from Vietnam stood at $29bn in 2020. It means Vietnam is the second-largest exporter of garments globally, with Bangladesh now third with an 6.4% and 6.3% share of the market respectively. Vietnam’s government is expected to take advantage of opportunities from Free Trade Agreements to find solutions to develop markets and remove barriers to enter new markets, as well as prioritise the implementation of export promotion activities and export markets likely to recover from the pandemic in the near term.
New York City, NYEater

The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week

The amount of excellent food available in New York City is dizzying — even during a pandemic — yet mediocre meals somehow keep worming their way into our lives. With Eater editors dining out sometimes several times a day, we do come across lots of standout dishes, and we don’t want to keep any secrets. Check back weekly for the best things we ate this week — so you can, too.

Vietnamese tech conglomerate, OTA operator raises $250M

Vietnam-based VNLife, a technology company that operates in travel, banking, retail and more, has raised $250 million in Series B funding. The round is led by General Atlantic and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from PayPal Ventures, EDBI and existing investors GIC and SoftBank Vision Fund 1. VNLife says it...
State College, PACentre Daily

Under the baobab: Pandemic offers reminder of past grief we’ve made it through

There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose under the heavens ... a time to be born and a time to die. In this time of pandemic many have died, leaving many to grieve our parents, children, siblings, spouses, friends, neighbors. Mourning for them all, we weep for each other. We went to a family held service for our friend and colleague, Harry Zimbler. It was standing room only. Harry died from a different disease — cancer — but we were reminded of our own mortality in this time of pandemic.