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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Comfort items to upgrade, warm your home, from air purifiers to fuzzy blankets and stocking stuffers for the home cook

Fall has arrived and as the maple leaves change colors and the night temperature drops, we crave to be warm and cozy inside. What do you need to add comfort to your home? Amazon Prime Day sales event through Wednesday, Oct. 14, has more than one million deals to enjoy now or hold for the holiday season.

Here’s what we found to upgrade your living space and enhance your quality of life at home:

Oion Technologies’ B-1000 air purifier reduces odors, absorbs volatile airborne pollutants and freshens the air ($57.56, list price $99.95). The quiet device, which includes a UV-C sanitizer, is energy efficient and doesn’t need replacement filters. See more air purifiers, from travel size on up, on sale.

iRobot Roomba 692 robot vacuum is discounted to $199.99 (list price $319.99). Give your cat something to be curious about while your floors get cleaned of pet hair,

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City Hall Notebook: Timeline for DCU Center improvements up in the air – News – telegram.com

When the city hit the pause button back in the early spring on the planned Phase 2 master plan improvements for the DCU Center because of funding uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hoped it could be restarted in January.

Of course, no one back then foresaw that the city-owned DCU Center would remain closed seven months later. It is now expected to remain dark at least through the end of this year.

As a result, the possibility of a January restart for the project seems very much up in the air.

John Odell, the city’s director of energy and assets, told the Civic Center Commission last week that the restart will be determined when the revenue stream for it can support the work.

And with uncertainty about just when the DCU Center will be able to host events again, that makes the timeline for the project quite

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MPS Building Report Details Air Quality Improvements, Challenges

MEDFORD, MA — A report compiled late last month and released by the Medford Public Schools Friday shows the improvements done to the HVAC systems in school buildings, as well as some of the air quality challenges the district faced. Workers were onsite last week addressing what the district called “long overdue” repairs to the HVAC systems at its schools. There were enough areas within each school that met, or exceeded, the increased air quality standards to accommodate the return of high needs and kindergarten students.

The MPS report specifically pertained to Cohort A, or the district’s high-needs student population. The district measured air exchanges per hour (ACH) and deemed rooms underneath that threshold unfavorable.

Medford High School

Data showed favorable air quality in the third floor of the B building, or the science labs wing, which was extensively renovated over the last several years. Students in Cohort A, who

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Battle Creek Air Guard Base completes $5.1M renovation to support cyber and air operations

A $5.14 million renovation project is complete at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.



a group of people standing in front of a brick building: Lt. Col. Terry Brennen, 217th Air Component Operations Squadron commander, from right to left, Col. Shawn Holtz, 110th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Bryan Teff, Michigan Air National Guard commander, and Lt. Col. Daniel Guy, 110th Wing Mission Support Group commander cut the ribbon on a newly renovated building at the 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Battle Creek, Michigan, Oct. 2, 2020. The newly renovated building will house operations for the 272nd Cyber Operations Squadron and the 217th Air Component Operations Squadron.


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Lt. Col. Terry Brennen, 217th Air Component Operations Squadron commander, from right to left, Col. Shawn Holtz, 110th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Bryan Teff, Michigan Air National Guard commander, and Lt. Col. Daniel Guy, 110th Wing Mission Support Group commander cut the ribbon on a newly renovated building at the 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Battle Creek, Michigan, Oct. 2, 2020. The newly renovated building will house operations for the 272nd Cyber Operations Squadron and the 217th Air Component Operations Squadron.

State Sen. John Bizon and ranking members of the Michigan Air National Guard held a ceremony Friday to open facilities for cyber and air operations support in Africa and Europe.

The renovations in the 22,789-square-foot building on the base will house the 272 Cyber Operations Squadron and the

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A $5.14 million renovation project is complete at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.

State Sen. John Bizon and ranking members of the Michigan Air National Guard held a ceremony Friday to open facilities for cyber and air operations support in Africa and Europe.

The renovations in the 22,789-square-foot building on the base will house the 272 Cyber Operations Squadron and the

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How using an air purifier in your home can and can’t prevent the spread of Covid-19

On Friday, the world learned that President Donald Trump has contracted Covid-19, just two days after his advisor Hope Hicks tested positive. Trump and Hicks traveled together this week on Air Force One, including to and from the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday.



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The turn of events reinforces the idea that spending time indoors with others in close proximity can be risky. So as the weather turns and people spend more time indoors, what you can do to lower your risk of contracting Covid-19?

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In addition to continuing to socially distance and wear a mask, buying a portable home air purifier is a popular choice right now, and for good reason.

The virus that causes Covid-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets that are expelled when an infected person talks, coughs, sneezes or breathes, and are inhaled by another person. But the virus

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Global Smart Home Appliances Market Analysis & Forecasts 2016-2019 & 2020-2027: Focus on Washing Machines, Refrigerators, TVs, Air Purifiers – Press Release

Dublin, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Smart Home Appliances Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Washing Machines, Refrigerators, TVs, Air Purifiers), by Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global smart home appliances market size is anticipated to reach USD 92.72 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2020 to 2027. The market is likely to witness significant growth in the years to come on account of the growing geriatric population, improved M-2-M communication systems, new product development, and improvements in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Technology is responsible for providing effective energy saving solutions, which are backed by various initiatives and favorable reforms undertaken by the government bodies in developed regions, including Europe and North America. High-end devices, coupled with technologically advanced features, such as IP and Bluetooth,

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Highway 96 improvements will affect Robins Air Force Base

The improvements will stretch for seven miles in Twiggs County in an area that helps connect I-16 and I-75.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Improvements coming to Highway 96 in Twiggs County thanks to millions of dollars from The U.S. Department of Transportation. The project will have a direct impact on Robins Air Force Base.

Over 24,000 people head to work on Robins Air Force Base every day, so the project, which will widen parts of the highway from two lanes to four lanes, will ease access for people driving to Warner Robins.

The improvements will stretch for seven miles in Twiggs County in an area that helps connect I-16 and I-75.

Dan Rhoades with the 21st Century Partnership in Warner Robins says there are people coming here from all over Georgia every day. For people out in places like Cochran and Jeffersonville, these improvements will make that commute easier and

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Air quality improves in B.C. as wildfire smoke moves across Prairies

VANCOUVER — A new weather system brought cleaner air and the promise of further improvements to parts of British Columbia on Saturday but conditions across the mountains were expected to worsen before getting better.

Smoke from wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state has blanketed B.C., prompting respiratory health warnings that extended into southern Alberta and as far east as Saskatchewan Saturday.

An air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley was lifted on Saturday after 11 days as cleaner marine air flowed into the area, although the regional government warned of pockets of smoke that could vary with winds and temperature changes.  

Environment Canada said smoke began clearing across the western half of Vancouver Island early Saturday, and there should be widespread improvements further east by Sunday.

In the central portions of the province, the agency said smoke will be visible at higher elevations with potential

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Metro Vancouver ends air quality warning after days of smoky skies

Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter air quality advisory that has been in effect since Sept. 8, saying clean marine air is now flowing through the region.

Environment Canada says air quality in southern and central British Columbia is expected to improve through the weekend as a new weather system moves in, but conditions across the mountains were expected to worsen before getting better.

Smoke from wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state has blanketed B.C., prompting respiratory health warnings on Saturday that extended into southern Alberta and as far east as Saskatchewan.

Environment Canada said smoke was beginning to clear across the western half of Vancouver Island, and there should be widespread improvements farther east by Sunday.

In the central portions of the province, the agency said smoke will be visible at higher elevations with potential for light to moderate effects.

A fine particulate advisory remains

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