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Smiles, Banter, Reassurance: More Than Meals on Offer

U.S. News

College Hill MOW operates out of the kitchen of College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church at 3400 Fifth Ave. in Beaver Falls. Staffed by 35 to 40 volunteers, it serves 20 clients in Beaver Falls, West Mayfield, Homewood, Koppel and North Sewickley Township. Clients can sign up for meals Monday through Friday, or days of their choosing, excluding holidays. Cost is $6 a day or $30 a week.

Expectations vs. reality at the office Christmas party


It's the perfect opportunity to cut loose with your coworkers, blow off steam and let your colleagues finally see you with your hair down. It's also a social situation that lends itself to embarrassing snafus, awkward conversations, wardrobe malfunctions and some super awkward next-morning run-ins at the watercooler. Below are a few things you've been quietly hoping will happen at this year's office party, but who are you kidding? We all know how this will turn out. Expectation: This year's Secret Santa exchange will finally yield something you can actually use.

Budget banter with Philip Hammond

BBC News

The chancellor sprinkled his Autumn financial statement with the odd joke.

Sir Philip Green: 'There was only banter'

BBC News

Sir Philip Green has again denied allegations of harassment - saying there had only "been some banter" which had "never been offensive". Speaking to the Mail on Sunday from a spa in Arizona, he said he was happy to apologise if anything caused offence. The High Street tycoon spoke to the paper after a week where he was accused of sexual and racial harassment against former employees. He described it as "the worst week of my life". Sir Philip told the Mail on Sunday that he felt he was "being used as target practice when there is zero [evidence] that anyone has turned up with".

Israeli leader's son under fire again for strip club banter

FOX News

JERUSALEM – Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a new scandal after recordings emerged of his 26-year-old stay-at-home son joyriding at taxpayer expense to Tel Aviv strip clubs with his super-rich buddies.