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TN Fireplace & Chimney provides fall safety tips ahead of National Fire Prevention Week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TN Fireplace & Chimney, East Tennessee’s leading chimney care company and a proud supporter of Tennessee football, is speaking out on fall fireplace safety ahead of the National Fire Protection Association’s National Fire Prevention Week, which will be held Oct. 4-10.

“Obstructions and damaged equipment are leading factors in many chimney fires,” said Josh Cate, owner of TN Fireplace & Chimney. “Performance issues like smoke, a lack of ventilation or reduced heat output often indicate a serious safety risk. But most chimney fires are preventable, and a regular maintenance schedule will help homeowners keep their fireplace or stove running efficiently and safely.”

Cate and the TN Fireplace & Chimney team recommend the following safety tips for families planning to use fireplaces or stoves this year:

  • Burn only dry, seasoned firewood: Green, freshly cut wood is hard to ignite, smolders and
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    Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus talks massive improvements in Week 2, Julian Blackmon’s debut, sudden change at CB & more

    » The major improvements defensively from Game 1 to Game 2 simply came down to attention to detail and execution: The Colts’ defense in their 2020 opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars allowed quarterback Gardner Minshew II to dink and dunk his way down the field all afternoon, as evidenced by his 19-of-20 passing completions; Indy also had plenty of miscommunications and other mental mistakes, as evidenced by Minshew II’s three passing touchdowns.

    But Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins would have no such luck last Sunday against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium; he completed just 11-of-26 passes for 113 yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions, while the Colts also shut down Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, who had just 14 rushing attempts for 63 yards.

    In all, the Indy defense not only had the three picks against the Vikings, but it limited Minnesota to just 175 yards of

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    Seattle Seahawks moderate home faves vs. Dallas Cowboys in Week 3

    Joe Williams, Sportsbook Wire
    Published 6:39 p.m. MT Sept. 21, 2020

    The Seattle Seahawks (2-0) will play host to the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) at CenturyLink Field, Sunday, at 4:25 p.m. ET. The Seahawks are yet to taste defeat this season, while the Cowboys are coming off an improbable win last week to square their record. Below, we take a look at the early Week 3 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

    The Seahawks held off the New England Patriots in Week 2, winning 30-25 on Sunday Night Football in an oddly quiet CenturyLink Field. Normally, Seattle is known as one of the loudest venues, but of course, due to COVID, fans are not allowed to attend. The Seahawks didn’t need “The 12,” as they bowed their backs on defense for a last-second goal-line stand to hang on for the win and cover.

    The Cowboys faced a 15-point deficit before

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    Los Angeles Chargers touchdown favorites at home vs. Carolina Panthers in Week 3

    The Carolina Panthers (0-2) are on the West Coast in Week 3 to the play the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) in a 4:05 p.m. ET game at SoFi Stadium, Sunday. Below, we take a look at the early Week 3 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

    Carolina had a difficult time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense in Week 2. QB Teddy Bridgewater threw zero TDs and committed three turnovers (Panthers had four total turnovers) and Christian McCaffrey only rushed 3.3 yards per carry in their 31-17 loss.

    QB Justin Herbert was a surprise Week 2 replacement for QB Tyrod Taylor, who suffered a chest injury during pregame, in the Chargers’ 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie passed for 300-plus yards, rushed for a TD, passed for a TD and got Los Angeles into overtime against the defending Super Bowl champs.

    It’s unknown who will

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    7 ways: Jamie Oliver’s easy ideas for every day of the week | The Canberra Times

    whats-on, food-and-wine, jamie oliver recipes, jamie oliver 7 ways recipes, easy weeknight dinners

    Jamie Oliver’s done his homework and looked at the top ingredients we buy week in, week out. We’re talking about those meal staples we all pick up on autopilot – chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, to name but a few. We’re all busy, but that shouldn’t stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone brand new inspiration for their favourite ingredients. Ingredients 2 tablespoons dukkah 1 x 250g packet of mixed cooked grains 1/2 x 460g jar of roasted red peppers 200g baby spinach 4 large free-range eggs 1/2 a pomegranate 2 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt Method Put a large pan of salted water on to simmer for your

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    This Week: Home sales, Costco earns, durable goods orders

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

    WHITE HOT HOUSING MARKET

    U.S. home sales have surged this summer, fueled by ultra-low mortgage rates and competition for a limited supply of properties.

    Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes jumped by a record 24.7% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million homes. That was the second straight month of accelerating home purchases. Economists expect the trend continued last month. The National Association of Realtors issues its August home sales tally Tuesday.

    Existing home sales, in millions, seasonally adjusted annual rate:

    March 5.27

    April 4.33

    May 3.91

    June 4.70

    July 5.86

    Aug. (est.) 5.95

    Source: FactSet

    SPOTLIGHT ON COSTCO

    Wall Street expects that Costco Wholesale’s latest quarterly report card will show solid results.

    Analysts predict the membership warehouse club will report Thursday that its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue increased from

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    Lowe’s Is Bringing New York Fashion Week From Runways to Homes

    Key insight:

    • Fashion and interior design are linked by storytelling and self-expression.

    With large swaths of the U.S. still hunkered down at home, Lowe’s is teaming with leading fashion designers Jason Wu, Christian Siriano and Rebecca Minkoff to bring New York Fashion Week from the catwalks into the home.

    The collaboration is among chief brand and marketing officer Marisa Thalberg’s efforts to reimagine the home improvement retailer since joining in February.

    “One of things I love about being at a brand of this scale is it allows you to do things in a different way,” she told Adweek.

    The decision to launch the admittedly unexpected partnership—pairing a home improvement store with clothing, rather than interior, designers—was born out of the insight that the connection between style and home has never been stronger, Thalberg said.

    It hinges on two ideas: that the home is central to the thinking of the fashion

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    Home of the Week: Expanding outward in Malibu

    Tailored for Malibu’s fair-weather climate, this newly minted estate nearly doubles its footprint with outdoor living spaces, terraces and balconies. Wrap-around terraces topped with slatted eaves extend the living space outward on the main level, where decking surrounds a zero-edge pool and spa. Up above, a rooftop deck takes in commanding views of the ocean and coastline.



    a group of palm trees with a building in the background: The newly-finished home near Zuma Beach is geared for indoor-outdoor living with pocketing walls, wrap-around terraces, balconies and a rooftop deck. Listed for $12 million, the contemporary-style house includes such amenities as a gym, movie theater and outdoor kitchen. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms are spread across two floors. Inside, some 6,500 square feet of interior features polished cement floors, artistic walls and a floating staircase. Walls of glass take in sweeping ocean views. (Tyler Hogan)


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    The newly-finished home near Zuma Beach is geared for indoor-outdoor living with pocketing walls, wrap-around terraces, balconies and a rooftop deck. Listed for $12 million, the contemporary-style house includes such amenities as a gym, movie theater and outdoor kitchen. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms are spread across two floors. Inside, some 6,500 square feet of interior features polished cement floors, artistic walls and a floating staircase. Walls of glass take in sweeping ocean views. (Tyler Hogan)

    Location: 5944 Filaree Heights Road, Malibu, 90265

    Asking price: $12 million

    Built: 1971 (renovated

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    Lowe’s Builds New Image At Fashion Week

    There’s a lot that’s new and digital about New York Fashion Week. In fact everything is new from the virtual runways to the individual shows getting precedence over the more general events. Even the sponsorships are new, including home improvement retailer Lowe’s.

    It might seem to be an unnatural pairing. But Lowe’s is trying to upgrade its image as a home décor brand, and it is using this year’s event to tie in with top tier designers. NYFW kicked off Friday, Sept. 11.

    It will participate visually as a backdrop. As designers put their virtual shows together, they will pick shoppable goods from Lowe’s as “edits” within the virtual screen. The first group of designers will be Jason Wu, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano. After that, Lowe’s will join the designers in community projects that make “high-style design accessible to people and communities

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    New low for week, untrustworthy bounce attempts,

    A stock trader wearing a mask walks near social distancing signs the day a new IPO is launched at the New York Stock Exchange as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 27, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.

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    This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.

    • The indexes drifting entirely within the week’s range, until just now when the S&P 500 fell to a new low for the week. Overnight bounce attempts have been untrustworthy this month and late-day selling has been a feature — a switch that implies investors found themselves in September a bit too exposed to the popular big index stocks.
    • The daily low
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