Browns’ Myles Garrett rises to the occasion in a triumphant return home vs. Cowboys

Myles Garrett returned home Sunday. He made his presence known.

The former Martin High School star from just down the road in Arlington finished with two sacks in Cleveland’s victory. His strip-sack of Dak Prescott in the second quarter led to a touchdown and a lead the Browns would not relinquish.

It was the third consecutive game in which Garrett recorded a strip-sack.

“No. 95 is all over the field,” Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski said. “He is giving us an honest day’s work every time he is out there, playing the run and playing the pass. Really happy for him to be able to do this in his hometown in front of some people who I am sure know him from growing up, friends and family.

“We are going to need him. He is our best player there. We expect a lot from him.”

Quarterback Baker Mayfield credited Garrett for

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Number of people working from home in UK rises following government U-turn

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The prime minister’s decision to urge people to work from home has led to a marked drop in commuting, according to the latest official snapshot of the impact of Covid-19.



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In the week following Boris Johnson’s U-turn on previous government advice for people to return to their normal workplaces, 59% of Britons travelled to work compared to a post-crisis 64% the previous week.

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Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the number of people working exclusively from home rose from 21% to 24%. Those neither working from home

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Mortgage rates fall as demand for home loans rises

The 15-year fixed-rate average reached 2.36 percent, down from 2.40 percent, with an average 0.7 point. The five-year adjustable-rate average at 2.90 percent, with an average 0.2 point, was unchanged from the previous week. The 15-year rate was 3.14 percent and the five-year was 3.38 percent a year ago.

“Mortgage rates are in a holding pattern because we have lots of big things looming and investors are waiting to see what happens,” said Danielle Hale, chief economist with Realtor.com. “Obviously, they’re waiting on the election results, but also on the next stimulus plan, which seems to start and stall. I expect mortgage rates to stay stable and not go up or down much until we get some of this big news.”

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, from which the averages are derived, is confined to rates on conventional home loans for borrowers who make a 20 percent down payment

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Demand for fireplaces rises after Covid-19

Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown and closure of our borders has had an unusual side-effect – desire for fireplaces has risen markedly in New Zealand and Australia.

Dunedin-based top-end fireplace manufacturers Escea, whose sophisticated products are exported to North America and Australia, say they have noticed a definite trend during lockdowns, with Australian sales figures doubling year on year.

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Alex Hodge,design lead for Escea. Photo / Supplied

Why? Lockdown is one reason and the design lead for Escea, Alex Hodge, says the comfort and security they bring is another reason.

Hodge says the company has noticed a distinct rise in demand since Covid-19’s emergence six months ago: “Now travel restrictions are in place, customers have a greater incentive to improve or renovate their homes – both factors have resulted in a surge of interest for our products over the last few months.”

Kiwis are also putting more value in New

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