The Best Home & Kitchen Deals On Vitamix, Instant Pot, Ninja And More

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Amazon’s Black Friday sales have officially started and the deals are coming fast. For those of you looking for the best deals in home and kitchen, we scouted Amazon for discounts on cookware and household appliances that are actually worth it. We’re seeing great deals on Instant Pots, air fryers, blenders and iRobots, with more expected as the holiday shopping weekend unfolds.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the latest home and kitchen deals on Amazon. We’ll be updating it regularly as new sales drop.

Amazon also continues to run lightning deals that run for six hours only. At the

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Thyme Hill speeds home at Newbury to stake claim for staying hurdlers’ crown

Thyme Hill landed the first blow in what could prove to be a season-long rivalry here on Friday as he held the late charge of Paisley Park, the 2019 Stayers’ Hurdle winner, by one-and-a-half lengths in the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle with McFabulous, the favourite, only third. All three are likely to be aimed at the Stayers’ Hurdle in March, while the Long Walk Hurdle next month and the Cleeve Hurdle in January could also bring two or more of Friday’s protagonists together on the road to the Festival.

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a group of people riding on the back of a horse: Thyme Hill jumps the final flight at Newbury in spectacular style.

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Thyme Hill jumps the final flight at Newbury in spectacular style.

It took some time for the field to even break into a canter, and the race was more a sprint up the straight than a test of stamina. Thyme Hill, though, was a comfortable winner on the day and Philip

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Black public figures urge airlines not to carry out Home Office deportation | Home Office

Eighty-two black public figures have written to airlines who have worked on deportation charter flights urging them not to carry up to 50 Jamaicans the Home Office wants to deport next week.

Signatories include the author Bernardine Evaristo, model Naomi Campbell, historian David Olusoga and actors Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton, as well as lawyers, broadcasters and NGO chiefs. Leading Windrush campaigners including Michael Braithwaite and Elwaldo Romeo have also signed. The letter has been sent to six airlines known to have previously worked with the Home Office on deportation charter flights.

It urges the airline chiefs to refuse to operate the flight on 2 December, the second Jamaica deportation flight this year, if they have been approached by the Home Office to do so, and to pause the operation of deportation flights to Commonwealth countries for the foreseeable future.

They are calling on airlines that have previously operated these

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One college student shares why he trekked home for Thanksgiving, and what he’s doing to stay safe

College sophomore Elliot Boz arrived at his parent’s home in San Mateo, California, over the weekend with his bags in tow.

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Elliot Boz and his family.

Like many colleges across the country, his school — the University of Michigan — rewrote its academic calendar to end the in-person semester at Thanksgiving, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means Boz will remain home for the remainder of the year.


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But just days before Thanksgiving, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance urging Americans not travel for the holiday.

That left Boz — and hundreds and thousands of other students nationwide — in a predicament: Leave as planned, despite CDC guidance, or stay even though the semester is over? And do the risks of potentially carrying Covid to their parents outweigh the benefits of reuniting with them?

For Boz, making the trek

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The Home Office, mired in racism claims, now plans another mass deportation of black people

Take a moment to think of the Home Office. It’s a troubled place. The home secretary, Priti Patel, has been labelled a bully – and the evidence suggests breached the ministerial code, according to the man who investigated her. The department itself has been found to have violated equalities laws by disregarding the warnings about the impact of its hostile environment policy on black people. And the most senior black Home Office employee on the compensation scheme for the resulting Windrush scandal has resigned amid complaints of discrimination, it emerged last week.

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“It’s not just racism,” said Alexandra Ankrah, a former barrister who worked as head of policy on the scheme. Although that strikes me as a fairly fatal error all on its own, for a programme specifically designed to compensate victims of racism. The scheme was so lacking in compassion for

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25 Best Amazon Home Deals During Black Friday 2020

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From coffee machines to bedding to air purifiers, Amazon has so many home deals to choose from, you’ll likely have no trouble finding everything on your wishlist at better-than-ever prices right now. Some items are as much as 75 percent off, like this Staub dutch oven that recently zoomed to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers charts.

Buy It! Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4 Qt, $99.95 (orig. $407);

One of our top recommendations? Vacuums. Brands like Bissell, Roomba, Dyson, Black+Decker, and Shark are all offering some of their best models for impressive prices. In fact, this highly rated Roomba that features a high-efficiency filter and tangle-resistant brush is at its lowest price ever right now.

Buy It! iRobot Roomba E5 Robot Vacuum, $249 (orig. $379.99);


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Home Fans Won’t Give Tier 2 Premier League Clubs An Unfair Advantage

Fans could be back at Premier League stadiums as early as next weekend. Well, some stadiums, and only 2,000 fans, but it’s better than nothing.

Under the UK government’s new three-tier system, stadiums in tier 2, which includes London and Liverpool, can have 2,000 fans. That means there could be supporters at Stamford Bridge, Anfield, West Ham’s Olympic Stadium, and Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion’s stadiums next weekend.

How long these measures will last is anyone’s guess though, as a spike in COVID-19 cases could see those regions downgraded to tier 3. And from a financial point of view, the cost of stewarding means that clubs will actually lose more money than

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A Gift Guide for Home Essentials

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Like clockwork, Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 has arrived just ahead of the holiday season to help us figure out exactly what to gift our loved ones.

After spending so much time quarantining and working from our bedrooms since the spring, we’re particularly interested in what Oprah recommends in the home category. We can always count on Oprah to show us the unique gifts that any recipient will be excited to receive. This year, the media powerhouse added a note to the top of her Favorite Things list explaining that most of the items are from Black-owned or Black-led small businesses. 

“Because so many people want to support Black lives any way they can, we’ve found dozens of absolutely gorgeous gifts from Black-owned businesses that deserve to be celebrated, because we believe Black lives — and Black businesses — matter,” she wrote in the note on O Magazine’s

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Interior designer reveals how she doubled the value of her home

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A mother-of-one has revealed how she more than doubled the price of her home thanks to an extension and an incredible makeover to turn the dated property into a modern family home. 

Angela Bamforth purchased her home in Bramhall, Cheshire, for £275,000, but thanks to the work she put in, just a few years later it was valued at £590,000.

Angela, who lives in the home with her nine-year-old daughter, Cara, and dog Mylo, managed to turn the two-bedroom house into a four-bedroom property complete with a home gym, playroom and walk-in wardrobe. 

‘I planned the renovation by firstly living in the house for a while,’ Angela, who works as an interior designer said. 

‘You then have a really clear idea of how you’re going to use the space, what’s necessary and what are “would like to haves”.

‘I also collected images from

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Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday.

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft left the asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometers (180 million miles) from Earth, a year ago and is expected to reach Earth and drop a capsule containing the precious samples in southern Australia on Dec. 6.

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency believe the samples, especially those taken from under the asteroid’s surface, contain valuable data unaffected by space radiation and other environmental factors.

Makoto Yoshikawa, a Hayabusa2 project mission manager, said scientists are especially interested in analyzing organic materials in the Ryugu soil samples.

“Organic materials are origins of life on Earth, but we still don*t know where they came from,” Yoshikawa said. “We are

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