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‘Queer Eye’ Sees Off Newcomers ‘Love Is Blind’ & ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ To Win Reality Emmy Third Year In A Row

Queer Eye secured its third reality Emmy win in a row, seeing off new shows and closing in on Shark Tank’s record.

The Netflix series won the Primetime Emmy For Outstanding Structured Reality Program, having won the award in 2019 and 2018 (while its original show won in 2004).

It beat A Very Brady Renovation, Love Is Blind, Antiques Roadshow and Shark Tank.

The latter won the award for the four years between 2014 and 2017.

Exec producer Jordana Hochman thanked the Academy for the “incredible honor” on behalf of producers ITV America and Scout Productions, as well as their “creative partners and champions” at Netflix, its “best in class” production team and the Fab Five.

“We recognize how fortunate we are to create content that celebrates inclusion, empathy and kindness. Queer Eye transforms lives on screen and off, we’re so proud of it, we’re better for it and we’re

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SDG&E rolls out wildfire prevention improvements

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego Gas & Electric announced Thursday that it is implementing a slate of strategies designed to help prevent power line-sparked blazes and reduce the burdens of public-safety power shutoffs enacted during periods of high wildfire risk.

Some of the enhancements already have been put to test early this fire season, with positive results, according to the utility.

The programs, including “strategic” undergrounding of some equipment, target a 25% to 30% reduction, as compared with 2019, in the number of customers affected by preemptive blackouts during Santa Ana wind events and other periods of extreme wildfire danger, SDG&E reported.

“We recognize the impact public-safety power shutoffs have on our customers, and we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to minimize the risk of wildfires and the number of disruptions our customers experience in the future,” said SDG&E CEO Caroline Winn. “Simply put, we

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Homeowners In Massachusetts: Tips To Remodel A Green Kitchen

Looking for ways to make your Massachusetts home more environmentally friendly? Read this guide and learn how to get started.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to begin. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you create a healthy indoor living space for you and your family.
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Fairmont leaders hear RHCC to build health-care facility in town


			
				                                Tony Mackey, a managing partner of Fairmont Golf Course, asks Tuesday for answers to drainage issues experienced by the business for the past 10 years during a Board of Commissioners meeting at the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center as Town Attorney Jessica Scott, left, and Mayor Charles Townsend listen.

Tony Mackey, a managing partner of Fairmont Golf Course, asks Tuesday for answers to drainage issues experienced by the business for the past 10 years during a Board of Commissioners meeting at the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center as Town Attorney Jessica Scott, left, and Mayor Charles Townsend listen.

FAIRMONT — Commissioners here were told Tuesday that a new health-care facility is on its way to town.

Robeson Health Care Corporation CEO Tim Smith said a new medical center, which will be about 14,000 square feet in size, will be built at the site of the South Robeson Medical Center on South Walnut Street. The medical center and property are owned by the corporation.

Construction of the new facility will begin in the next 60 days, he said. The project will cost about $3.5 million.

“This is one that we’re very very proud of,” Smith said of the project.

The facility

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Kitchen Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your Home at a Higher Price

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Colorado’s real estate market has been red hot throughout the summer, breaking records despite economic disruptions. In recent weeks, homebuyers have purchased more than 10,000 single-family properties at a median price of $443,925, which represents an all-time high.

As sellers look to take advantage of the historic demand for housing, they are looking for ways to upgrade their homes to justify higher asking prices. Much of these timely home improvements are taking place in kitchens, and rightfully so. As the heart and soul of a home, kitchens can make or break a sale. Fortunately, some quick, cost-effective improvements can drastically enhance the look and feel of a home, while setting it apart from similar inventory in the area.

“When it comes to enhancing a kitchen, a full-scale remodel isn’t always necessary,” said Zach Morrow of Rock Solid Custom Granite, a leading custom cabinet and countertop company in Denver. “Some new

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The Property Brothers Show Off Their Grandest Kitchen Upgrades


“Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are at it again! On this season of “Brother vs. Brother,” they’re competing to see who can renovate the better home in Los Angeles. And in the latest episode, they’re facing off over (arguably) the most important part of the house: the kitchen.

In the episode “A Tale of Two Kitchens,” a lot is on the line. Drew hasn’t won a single kitchen challenge in all six seasons of “Brother vs. Brother,” so he’s determined to get lucky with No. 7.


However, his plans may be dashed since Jonathan has plans for some show-stopping features, including a custom barrel ceiling and double kitchen islands.

It’s up to judges Maureen McCormick and Dan Vickery from the HGTV show “Frozen in Time” to decide which brother’s kitchen and dining space is better—and they have a tough

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Target, Walmart, Best Buy, At Home Group and Domino’s Pizza

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Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Target Corporation TGT, Walmart Inc. WMT, Best Buy Co., Inc. BBY, At Home Group Inc. HOME and Domino’s Pizza, Inc. DPZ.

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Too Early? Add These 5 Retailers to Your Holiday Shopping List

Amid heightened fears of the ongoing pandemic and resultant social distancing, retailers are gearing up for an unprecedented holiday season. To beat the COVID-19 blues, they are looking for an early start to the festive season with an extended promotional period to avoid rush at stores, given the health concerns. Evidently, retailers need to address any logistical or inventory issues and roll out strategies

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IFA 2020 Delivers Several Significant Smart Home Announcements

IFA events are a remarkable experience, as anyone who has attended one will likely tell you. Meticulously planned and held in exciting European locales, IFA gives journalists and tech analysts alike a chance to see what the superstars of the tech space have been working on. Of course, all of that was before COVID-19 came knocking on the world’s door. While the formal IFA press conference in April was canceled, like many other high-profile industry events, I was glad when the organizers of IFA 2020 announced they would be holding a virtual/physical event in early September.

Even with the unorthodox format, there were some newsworthy announcements made at the event—particularly from a smart home standpoint. Here’s my take on what I consider to be the top three.

Neato shows its innovation in the high-end robotic vacuum space

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Lori Loughlin gets judge approval to serve 2-month prison term close to home in Victorville, Calif.

It’s a small victory for Lori Loughlin, who has gotten the OK from the judge in the college admissions scandal to serve her prison time at the facility of her choice.



Lori Loughlin et al. posing for the camera: A judge has OKed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's prison selections. (Photo: REUTERS/Josh Reynolds)


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A judge has OKed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s prison selections. (Photo: REUTERS/Josh Reynolds)

The Fuller House actress, who pleaded guilty last month, has the green light from Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to serve her two-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution, Victorville in Calif., according to federal court documents filed on Sept. 9. It’s a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp that houses about 300 women, about 100 miles northeast of her posh Bel-Air neighborhood in L.A.

The Bureau of Prisons has the ultimate say in where Loughlin ends up, however, but they will likely follow the judge’s recommendation. (A rep for the BOP has not yet responded to

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Nursing Home Commission Recommends Improvements for U.S. Covid-19 Response

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An ambulance pulls up outside of the Cobble Hill Health Center on April 18, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.


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An independent commission set up by the Trump administration to assess the impact of Covid-19 on nursing homes released dozens of recommendations on Wednesday but also revealed divisions over how to respond to the crisis.

The final report from the commission, which was established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in April, recommended immediate improvements to systems for testing and supplies of protective equipment, and changes for safe visitation, among other steps.

“To reduce suffering and to save the lives of residents and staff, CMS can implement or initiate the commission’s actionable recommendations in relatively short order,” the report said.

But the report does little to raise standards or ensure accountability for nursing homes, said some members

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