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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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Renovation work at USM’s Cook Library nearing completion

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – A multi-million dollar renovation of the Joseph Anderson Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi will be wrapping up soon.



text: Renovations to the Joseph Anderson Cook Library at Southern Miss should be finished in January.


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Renovations to the Joseph Anderson Cook Library at Southern Miss should be finished in January.

Chris Crenshaw, senior associate vice president for facilities, planning and management at USM says work should be complete in January.

It’s an $11 million dollar project, which includes the construction of the Bower Academic Center.

That center is being funded with $1.7 million in private gifts.

“The Bower Center will probably be complete a little ahead of that schedule, we’re putting some finishing touches on that,” said Crenshaw.

Southern Miss is also completing work on Southern Station, a combination stage and event center which is funded by the USM Alumni Association, and the Union/Stadium Plaza, which has gotten a new stage area for live

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Inmates cook up a storm in Changi catering kitchen as part of training, rehab programme, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – When father-of-two Faruk was sentenced to seven years and 10 months’ jail in 2017 for drug-related offences, he did not expect to find a passion for decorating cakes or learning how to fold pastries while behind bars.

The 38-year-old, who declined to give his full name, spends six days a week in a kitchen as part of his work programme during his incarceration in the Changi Prison Complex.

While his family has yet to try his creations, the former mechanic hopes to make his sons, aged 12 and 13, their favourite strawberry cheesecake, when he is released.

“My family was surprised that I could bake cakes. I could see from their faces that they are happy I’m learning because I have never done this kind of thing before,” said Faruk in a phone interview on Wednesday (Oct 7). “(In the kitchen,) I learnt how to be patient, relax,

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Home Cook Beats Out Professional Chefs In $100,000 Cooking Contest

Lidia Haddadian is crowned the 8th World Food Champion

Moments after Lidia was crowned the new World Food Champion.
Moments after Lidia was crowned the new World Food Champion.
Moments after Lidia was crowned the new World Food Champion.
Food Sport Commissioner Mike McCloud awarding Lidia with the Golden Platter engraved with the former champions names.
Food Sport Commissioner Mike McCloud awarding Lidia with the Golden Platter engraved with the former champions names.
Food Sport Commissioner Mike McCloud awarding Lidia with the Golden Platter engraved with the former champions names.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — California’s Lidia Haddadian, known as the “Diamond Chef” in Food Sport, has finally claimed her World Food Champion title after defeating nine other talented category champions in a culinary gauntlet that occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana. The two-time category champion, who originally claimed her titles at the World Food Championships in 2018 and 2019, went home to Pasadena with her name engraved on the event’s golden platter and the $100,000 grand prize. 

WFC is the largest culinary competition in the

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