Last-minute TD gives Carter win in dramatic fashion over Wilmer-Hutchins in showdown of Dallas ISD unbeatens

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Kace Williams fought off a groin injury that forced him to the sideline for two fourth-quarter series and led his team on a clutch last-minute touchdown drive, sending Carter to a 34-30 victory over Wilmer-Hutchins in a showdown of Dallas ISD unbeatens Friday night at Wilmer-Hutchins Eagle Stadium.

“I had to pull it out for my team,” said Williams, who capped a 61-yard, seven-play drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Keondre Choice on fourth down with 39 seconds remaining. The senior completed 5 of 6 passes on the drive.

Choice made a gutsy catch in traffic.

“I trust my teammates,” said Williams who threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns.

“These are the kind of games you play for.”

Carter (4-0, 3-0 in District 8-4A Division I), No. 5 in SportsDay’s Class 4A-Others area ranking, is off to its best start since 2008.

Wilmer-Hutchins (2-1, 1-1), No. 7 in the area, lost to Carter for only the second time in the last seven seasons.

Williams was injured on the final play of the third quarter. Subsequent Carter drives ended on a fumble and an interception before his return.

Williams finished off Carter scoring drives on the first two possessions of the second half with touchdown passes to put the Cowboys in front 28-23.

The go-ahead points came on Williams’ 74-yard hookup with Redd Mu’min-Walker.

Andre Henderson had an answer. The Wilmer-Hutchins senior capped a 47-yard scoring drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Corey Ivey for a 30-28 lead that stood up until the final minute. Henderson threw for 220 yards and two scores.

Wilmer-Hutchins dominated total yardage in the first half, building a 23-14 halftime lead.

Neither team was able to establish a running attack. But special teams and defense picked up the scoring slack.

Carter used a couple of alert special teams plays to score twice in the first half. A recovery of a fumbled punt snap led to a 26-yard scoring drive capped by Williams’ 18-yard scoring run. Williams passed to Mu’min-Walker for the conversion and an 8-0 lead in the game’s fourth minute.

Later in the quarter after a Carter punt, Samaj Maston plucked off a Wilmer-Hutchins fumble in midair and returned it 50 yards.

Wilmer-Hutchins struck for a gift touchdown of its own when a Carter shotgun snap sailed into the end zone and Kendall Washington recovered for the score.

Ennis receiver Laylon Spencer (7) celebrates after pulling in a second quarter receiving touchdown during their game against Mansfield Summit. The two teams played their non-district football game at  Lions Stadium on the campus of Ennis High School in Ennis on October 22, 2020.

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China’s Development Model Will Spur Reform, Vice President Says

(Bloomberg) — China’s new development model will help further the nation’s reform and opening up, with a bigger focus on domestic demand, Vice President Wang Qishan said.

The government is working to remove structural impediments to encourage the market to determine the allocation of resources in the economy, Wang said in a pre-recorded speech at the Second Bund Summit in Shanghai on Saturday. China has entered the stage of high-quality development and the economy enjoys “broad prospects,” he said.



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Wang said China will foster a more convenient and world-class business environment governed by a sound legal framework. In the development of the financial sector, the country will “keep away from the wrongful paths of excessive speculation, self-reinforcing cycles of financial bubbles and Ponzi schemes,” he said.

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Kyle Shanahan: 49ers shopping Dante Pettis; Jimmie Ward sidelined

Wide receiver Dante Pettis was already on the bench.

And now he’s on the trade block.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that general manager John Lynch has been involved in discussions about dealing the 2018 second-round pick who no catches on one target this season and has been a healthy scratch for the past two games. The NFL’s trading deadline is Nov. 3.

“I know John has taken a number of calls on it,” Shanahan said. “I know he’s made some (calls). That’s stuff that we do right now. We’ll see if it can help us. And if it does, we won’t hesitate. But nothing’s imminent. Dante’s a part of our team. And there’s a good chance he can still stay a part of our team.”

The 49ers used six wide receivers in last Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Rams and Pettis was inactive for the second straight week. In his last 10 regular-season games, dating to last year, Pettis has two catches for 26 yards on 10 targets and a touchdown while playing 204 snaps.

Safety situation: Free safety Jimmie Ward won’t play Sunday against the Patriots after he suffered a strained quadricep in practice Thursday.

Shanahan indicated it was a relatively mild strain – no more than a “1.5 grade” – but said Ward could miss multiple games. Ward has made a career-high 22 straight starts, including playoff games.

“I don’t think it will be real long,” Shanahan said. “But we know for sure he’s not going to make the trip with us. Hope that will help him have a chance to be ready next week.”

Both Ward and strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (groin) are out and they will likely be replaced by Tarvarius Moore and Marcell Harris, respectively, against New England. The 49ers will likely move strong safety Johnathan Cyprien and free safety Jared Mayden, an undrafted rookie, from the practice squad.

Ward and Tartt had both started the season’s first six games. They combined to miss 44 games due to injuries from 2016-2019.

In other injury news, linebacker Kwon Alexander (ankle) won’t play against the Patriots. The 49ers will place running back Raheem Mostert (ankle) before the deadline to do so Saturday.

Looking good for LT: Not all the 49ers’ injury news is bad: Trent Williams is expected to play Sunday.

Shanahan said the Pro Bowl left tackle is on track to start at New England after he was in too much discomfort to practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday because of an ankle injury.

Williams and running back Jeff Wilson (calf) are questionable.

Eric Branch is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: ebranch@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Eric_Branch

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Ask Amy: Friendship fail leads to wedding worry

I told her that either way I would understand; it’s her day, not mine.

She messaged me tonight, asking if I’d like to attend her wedding, adding that I’m invited, but not my fiance or my children.

I’ve never felt comfortable around her other friends, as she behaves very differently around them. (This behavior is what has caused us to fall out multiple times.)

Now I don’t know whether I should attend. On the one hand, I’d like to be there, because we’ve known each other since the first grade. I love her family, but I’m worried I’ll receive the same treatment from her and her friends that I have experienced before.

NOT going might be better than going. I wouldn’t want to go and then regret it.

However, I appreciate that she got over her pride and invited me.

What do I do? What should I say?

I don’t want to hurt her, but I also feel like after the last falling-out, we’ll never be close again.

AB in Illinois: Your friend has been open about her reluctance to have you attend her wedding. Her reluctance has been underscored by the ungracious way she extended the invitation, and the parameters she has imposed.

Additionally, you don’t really want to go.

I’d call that a mutual parting of the ways.

You do not need to bring the hammer down on this friendship, because it is quite obviously waning. You could respond, “I’m so happy for you; I know this will be a wonderful celebration. I appreciate the invitation, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it. I’ll be thinking of you on the big day.”

Dear Amy: One of my daughters got married last November.

My other daughter is getting married this November.

Can I wear the same dress to this wedding that I wore to last year’s wedding?

MOB X 2: You can wear whatever you want to wear, as long as you feel good about how you look.

However, before wearing the same dress to this daughter’s wedding, you should carefully think it through and talk it over with the prospective bride.

Weddings last for part of a day, but the wedding photos last forever. Try to envision how you would perceive the pictures of each daughter’s wedding over time. Would you feel at all self-conscious — after the fact — about essentially looking exactly the same in the two sets of photos, taken at different occasions, a year apart?

You might be able to alter your look by adding a shawl or a dressy coat over your favorite dress.

Dear Amy: I’m writing in response to your answer to “Lost,” the granddaughter whose grandmother was now in hospice care but a rift in the family had many family members unaware of the grandmother’s status.

A very valuable resource is the hospice program. All hospices are required to have both social workers and bereavement counselors. Contacting them (this can be done through the nurse or directly through

2021 wedding season to be a busy one

It’s been a roller coaster year for brides, grooms and the wedding industry. 

Many have had to completely change how their weddings were going to look. For some, that meant changing how many people they could invite because of COVID-19 restrictions. Now, wedding planners and vendors are already getting ready for what’s expected to be a crazy wedding season heading into next year.

Newlyweds Joe and Meagan Mayol started planning their dream wedding last fall. Joe said staying flexible was key because their plans practically changed on a daily basis. Once the pandemic hit, they realized their wedding was going to look a lot different.

“We just moved all of those deposits to next year because hopefully, we’ll still get to have that experience with friends and family,” said Meagan Mayol. 

The couple still had their special day this summer when they got married in Sunriver, but it looked a lot different. Instead of the two hundred people they had invited, the guest list was reduced to just 10 people.

Nora Sheils is the founder of Bridal Bliss in Lake Oswego. She said more than 70% of weddings have been postponed. Twenty-five percent are actually increasing their budgets.

“It’s looking to be two wedding seasons in one year, because you have all these 2020 postponements and then you have all the couples who were planning on getting married in 2021,” said Sheils.

For couples who had to change their special day like Shannon Ware and James Beedy, who decided to elope to Las Vegas during the pandemic, they’re still going to make sure they get that dream wedding.

“It’s a big wedding there will be more than 300 at Portland’s Golf Club, it’s a different type of wedding it’s Great Gatsby meets A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” said Ware.

But they will just have to exercise a little unplanned patience.

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It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Stop Using ‘Ethnic’ and ‘Tribal’

A quick search on websites like Dresslily, Amazon, and Newchic for elaborately patterned and brightly colored shirts, dresses, and skirts will have customers often finding the word “ethnic” in the product description. Products that involved mixing patterns, multiple colors in mixed patterns, or that don’t have the classic American outdoors or preppy look are often categorized as “ethnic” or “tribal.”

“Tribal” is often used to describe prints inspired by Central and West African cultures, or to refer to patterns and fabrics that were inspired or co-opted from various African tribes throughout the continent, and broadly generalizes multiple African cultures like they are all monolithic.

Recently, the fashion industry was called out for its decades long use of the word “urban” to describe anything related to Black American culture. Now, diversity advocates in the fashion industry are calling for the use of words like “tribal” and “ethnic” to stop.

A quick google shopping search will reveal that various retailers still use the terms “tribal” and “ethnic” to describe various colorful geometric prints. ASOS describes several of their patterns on their website as “geo-tribal.” However, in an e-mail to The Daily Beast regarding any use of the word ethnic or tribal in their product copy, a representative said, “ASOS does not use this word to describe any of our products, and we have had strict guidelines in place to prevent any language like this from being used for numerous years.”

For generations, the use of the words “tribal” and “ethnic” persisted in fashion without anyone even batting an eye. “‘Tribal’ was a word they used in the early twentieth century. I’d even say as early at the 1920s the word ‘tribal’ was used to describe fashion,” said Amanda Hallay Heath, a fashion historian and founder of The Ultimate Fashion History Project. “’Native’ was even more popular. ‘Ethnic’ came in during the ‘70s.” The use of these terms among other terms that would now be deemed offensive or outdated persisted with no controversy throughout much of the twentieth century.

“Throughout most of the twentieth century, words such as ‘primitive,’ ‘tribal,’ and ‘ethnic’ were used with impunity with absolutely no thought,” Hallay Heath said.

It was only beginning in the past decade that diversity advocates in the fashion industry began to hammer down on the use of these terms and call out brands for using them. “Within the last ten years, the industry began to find more appropriate and respectful means of describing clothing and fashion inspired by other cultures,” Hallay Heath said.

Some fashion designers have been watching the industry use these terms for decades and were very conscious about how they were dated or generically lumping inspiration from minority cultures under one umbrella.

Fashion designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America member Kevan Hall has worked at some of America’s top design houses, most notably at Halston where he was creative director from 1998 to 2000. Over the course of his career, he has seen words like “tribal” and “ethnic” tossed

Here Are a Bunch of Super Easy Ways You Can Wear and Style a Scarf

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Forget sweater season, it’s all about scarf season! Yes, knits are a cold-weather must, but the thing that makes your winter outfit look even cozier is a chic scarf thrown around your neck. It’ll save you from icy wind and it’s a great way to dress up or add a little something extra to your ensemble. And there are so many ways to wear them! Whether you’re knotting, looping, or knotting AND looping yours, the way you style your scarf can change up your ‘fit in an instant.

Here, I took some rectangular scarves I had in my closet to demonstrate nine ways to wear them. And if you ever doubted your scarf-styling skills (I’m guessing that’s why you landed on this very page), these are all super simple to nail, trust me.

There are even more ways to wear them depending on the other kinds of scarves you have like square ones or infinity ones, but longer rectangular ones are arguably the most basic and popular style during the colder months.

Need more winter how tos? Here are the different ways to wear a beanie and exactly how to clean those suede boots that have water damage or salt on them from last year. But back to scarves—let’s get into how to wear ’em below!

The Drape

This one’s pretty simple. Just throw it around your neck and let it hang, making sure the sides are even.

The Loop

Start this one off like how you’d drape it, but instead you’ll take one side and loop it around your neck once. Again, make sure the sides are even once complete.

The Tie

Hang it around your neck, and then taking the tails on both sides, tie them together and pull until the knot hits where you prefer.

The Toss Back

Throw on the scarf around your neck, but then take one side and toss it back behind you. It’s prob not the best for an exceptionally windy day since it might not stay put, but on any other cold day, go for it!

The Pull Though

Fold your scarf in half, drape it around your neck, and then take the two tails at one end and pull it through the loop. So easy!

The Loop and Tie

Welp, it sounds exactly like the description. Combine one loop with a simple knot to finish it off, and you’re all bundled up!

The Shawl

Widen out the scarf and simply lay if over your shoulders and upper arms. Chic, no?

The Extra Loose or Tight Loop

Similar to the regular loop, but, well, wrapped slightly more loose. But if that’s letting in wayyy too much cold air for you, try pulling it extra tight instead (without cutting into your windpipe, ofc).

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iPhone 12 lovers! These are the accessories you need to take your phone to the next level

The iPhone 12 is finally in our hands. Yes, we heard a ton of rumors about the design before it launched but Apple managed to surprise us once again with the return of MagSafe. While Apple lovers hold their breath with anticipation, phones are being unboxed at this very moment to enthused consumers and after getting the latest design, the next thing you want, after flaunting it without a cover for a few days, is to accessorize it with the latest tech. Discover companies and designs that are here, anticipating your excitement and ready to supply you with an army of accessories that upgrade your latest Apple adventure!

Say hello to the SuperCalla charging cable. It looks like most cables, except for that at certain intervals the SuperCalla cable has magnets around it. These magnets effortlessly organize your cables and keep them organized, thanks to the satisfying snap of magnetic attraction. I wish I had stuff to write about the SuperCalla but using it is so incredibly self-explanatory it seems borderline unnecessary. The cable can be coiled in a circular pattern, stuck together in a zigzag, or even wound up like you’d normally organize cables. Just make sure the magnets align and the SuperCalla has the innate ability to staying organized whether in your pocket, backpack, drawer, or even on your suitcase (yes, they’re travel-safe). The magnets allow you to easily open the cable out, using as much as necessary, therefore keeping your drawer, bag, and general workplace as neat as possible. Besides, I imagine they’re incredibly fun to fidget with too!

Vulcan isn’t a replacement for wireless charging but is just a remarkably better cable with truly unique features that are designed to work universally across all your devices. Once you plug the pin into its port, Vulcan does the rest, automatically locating, aligning, and connecting to the pin using a powerful pair of N52 Neodymium magnets. The magnets are strong enough to create a robust connection every time but calibrated perfectly to come apart in case the cable gets yanked or tugged by accident. Moreover, Vulcan is the only cable that works both ways, thanks to its reversible fast-charging feature. No matter which way you use the Vulcan, it supports high-speed power delivery, which does sound like something obvious, but it isn’t because other cables don’t provide the same output and speed reversibly. It’s also built to support 20W charging for the new iPhone 12, giving you a single cable that’s universally compatible, and that provides the fastest and most convenient way to quickly juice up your devices, be it your phone, earphones, tablets, gaming controllers, and even your USB-C laptop! Buy it here!

Meet the Magic Mouse Mini, a concept created by Yongbin Kim who gave the smartphone pop-socket the ultimate upgrade by also fitting an optical sensor into it! The Magic Mouse Mini looks and feels like your regular pop-socket. It attaches to the back of your phone, giving you a pop-out grip that you can

Below Deck Med’s Tiffany Copeland’s Wedding Cake: Photos

When Tiffany Copeland got married at a North Carolina ranch this fall, the decor was all abloom. While tying the knot with her beau, Evan Jones, the Below Deck Mediterranean alum wore a ruffled gown and carried a garden-style bouquet down the aisle. The couple’s altar was made of birch logs strung up with roses and leaves, and even the cake was studded with blossoms. 

Sharing more details from her October 10 wedding on Instagram Stories, the former marine biologist posted tempting photos of her dessert buffet. The couple’s cake, from Crystal Coast Desserts, was served on a natural wood slice. It was covered in thick, textured white frosting, and topped with a delicate sprig of baby’s breath, a deep purple dahlia, and a white rose. (These matched the flowers in Tiffany’s bridal bouquet.) 

There was more sweetness where that came from. The buffet also held pretty cupcakes in flavors such as German Chocolate and Champagne Raspberry.  

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Women Tend to Vote for Democratic Presidential Candidates More Than Men Do. Here’s How That Gender Gap First Came to Be

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As the electoral odds facing President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have continued to diverge in national and state polls, there’s at least one area where the divergence has been particularly striking: By early October, one national poll had Biden leading Trump by over 20 points among registered female voters; Trump and Biden were tied among likely male voters. Other October polls had Biden up an average of 25 points among women—which, if it holds, would be a record in modern elections.

Nationally, women in the U.S. have had the vote for 100 years. For the last 40 of those years, they have voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in greater numbers than men have. (Notably, this does not mean a majority of women always vote for the Democrat.) This remarkably durable voting pattern may not be a surprise this year, but it shook Republicans when it emerged in 1980—and examining the two parties’ responses to this voting pattern can help us understand the shape of American politics today.

It took 60 years for women to vote in the same proportion as men. In 1980, for the first time since the passage of the 19th Amendment, women voted at the same rate as men. That was also the first time they voted noticeably differently from men. Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter by almost 10 percentage points in the 1980 presidential election. Among women voters, however, Reagan won by only a single percentage point (46% of the vote, compared to Carter’s 45%). Democrats immediately moved to claim the gender gap for political mileage even as Reagan’s supporters struggled to understand what had happened.

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Some relatively obvious things had changed for the Republican Party in 1980. The party removed support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) from its platform that year, after 40 years of relatively consistent support. Further, for the first time since Roe v. Wade was decided, there was a clear divide between the candidates on support for abortion rights, as Reagan was on the record supporting a constitutional amendment banning them. Interestingly, however, it was not at all clear these issues were driving the new gap in voting. Reagan’s own pollsters pointed out that a majority of both men and women supported the ERA and reproductive rights, but they still diverged in support for Reagan. What then was driving the gap?

In 1982, Democrats picked up 26 seats in the House of Representatives. Political analysts attributed this loss to the GOP’s continuing failure to win over women voters. A few days later, Reagan pollster Ronald Hinckley presented the administration with a memo analyzing the new voting pattern. The memo argued that Republicans’ biggest problem