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Cincinnati taps 200+ pedestrian crossings for safety improvements over the next year

CINCINNATI — The city administration has its sights on more than 200 pedestrian crossing locations for improvements over the next year.

The Department of Transportation and Engineering this week posted its list of 209 locations that will receive at least one safety improvement for pedestrians throughout 36 of the city’s 52 neighborhoods. The projects range in scope from re-striping existing crosswalks and installing new signage to building new curb bump-outs and the city’s first raised crosswalks, which consist of a combination between a speed bump and crosswalk.

The city will fund the hundreds of improvements over the next year using money from the $750,000 Pedestrian Safety Fund along with roughly $1.3 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Absent from the list of proposed improvements are any projects near the site where 15-year-old Gabriella Rodriguez died after two drivers struck her as she was crossing Harrison Avenue in Westwood. That

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American Workers Are Experiencing Serious Work-from-home Burnout This Year, According to EPIC Provisions Survey

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Today,EPIC unveiled the results of a national survey it conducted to understand how Americans are faring in the new work-from-home environment that is dominating 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s no surprise that two-thirds (66%) of work from homers (WFHers) are feeling some degree of burnout, the findings also show that nearly one-third (32%) have thought about doing something completely different professionally.

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One clear takeaway of the research: taking personal breaks led to increased happiness and productivity.

However, of those workers who are staying home, many survey respondents are finding it exceptionally difficult to unplug in this new environment.

  • 75% feel the need to answer emails or calls immediately, and three out of five workers feel “stuck” to their computer.

  • Millennials reported the

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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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What Did NRW Holdings’ (ASX:NWH) CEO Take Home Last Year?

Jules Pemberton became the CEO of NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH) in 2010, and we think it’s a good time to look at the executive’s compensation against the backdrop of overall company performance. This analysis will also evaluate the appropriateness of CEO compensation when taking into account the earnings and shareholder returns of the company.

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How Does Total Compensation For Jules Pemberton Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

Our data indicates that NRW Holdings Limited has a market capitalization of AU$934m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as AU$3.0m for the year to June 2020. That’s a notable increase of 31% on last year. We think total compensation is more important but our data shows that the CEO salary is lower, at AU$1.2m.

On comparing similar companies from the same industry with market caps ranging from AU$545m to AU$2.2b, we found that

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Final Design, Auctioned Last Year for $1.7M, Now Asks $8M. Huh?

Location: Phoenix, Arizona



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Year built: 1967

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Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 3,095 square feet, 1.32 acres

Price: $7,950,000

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright just before his death in 1959, the house commissioned by Norman and Aimee Lykes in the suburbs north of Phoenix was ultimately built in 1967 by Wright’s apprentice, John Rattenbury.

Sometimes referred to as the “Circular Sun House” and one of only 14 circular residences by Wright, the home is a perfect example of Wright’s curvy, late-career style (also see: the Guggenheim). From above, the desert mountain structure and its crescent-shaped pool look like a set of intricate clock gears (Wright credited the curving ridge lines of the surrounding hills as his inspiration).

The curves continue inside, with sloping walls clad in golden-hued Philippine mahogany, circular and semicircular windows, custom built-ins, and original Wright–designed furniture. The kitchen counters

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This will be the biggest year ever for software IPOs as coronavirus and work-from-home show value

The software business is on fire. This is going to be by far the biggest year for software IPOs in history.



a sign on the side of a building: 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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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.

Four big software IPOs are pricing this week: Snowflake, Unity Software, Jfrog, and Sumo Logic. Palantir and Asana are coming at the end of September.  

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Snowflake priced its IPO at $120 per share, raising $3.3 billion. Previous price talk over the weekend had been at $75-$85 per share, then raised to $100-$110 per share on Monday.

JFrog priced 11.6

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These 2 home improvement stocks are up 30% this year. They’re still a buy

By the look of it, Americans have been rolling up their sleeves during quarantine and tackling those home-improvement projects. And investors seem equally eager to build a foundation for big gains on the resurgence of DIY.

With people spending a lot more time indoors, it’s no surprise home-improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s have seen a huge boost to sales—and their stocks—in the past several months.

On Tuesday, Home Depot posted impressive second-quarter earnings, with profits soaring 24.5% year over year to $4.3 billion, while sales came in at $38.1 billion. And Bank of America analysts believe it “will not be the last of [Home Depot]’s strong run,” they wrote Wednesday. Lowe’s, meanwhile, posted a 30% surge in revenue for the quarter on Wednesday, with profits jumping a massive 68.7% from the year-earlier quarter, to $2.8 billion.

“Home is definitely the one place people are spending money on,” Edward Jones’s

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Kia takes home four prizes at the annual Russian Car of the Year awards

  • COTY Russia is the most prestigious awards ceremony in the Russian market
  • Kia Picanto named ‘Best City Car’ for the fifth consecutive year
  • 3rd generation Kia Ceed tops ‘Small middle class’ category
  • All-new Kia Seltos wins in the ‘Compact SUV’ category
  • Kia Stinger takes home honors in the prestigious ‘Grand Tourer’ class

MOSCOW and SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Motors has won a staggering four prizes at the annual Car of the Year Russia awards, with accolades for the Kia Picanto, Ceed, Seltos and Stinger.

The Car of the Year Russia awards is the most prestigious automotive award ceremony in the Russian automotive calendar. Held every year since it was established in 2000, the awards consider every car on sale in the Russian market, this year totaling over 300 models. The cars are judged by the Russian people in an online vote over a number

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What Did Concho Resources’ (NYSE:CXO) CEO Take Home Last Year?

Tim Leach has been the CEO of Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE:CXO) since 2006, and this article will examine the executive’s compensation with respect to the overall performance of the company. This analysis will also look to assess whether the CEO is appropriately paid, considering recent earnings growth and investor returns for Concho Resources.

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How Does Total Compensation For Tim Leach Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

At the time of writing, our data shows that Concho Resources Inc. has a market capitalization of US$8.9b, and reported total annual CEO compensation of US$13m for the year to December 2019. That’s mostly flat as compared to the prior year’s compensation. While we always look at total compensation first, our analysis shows that the salary component is less, at US$1.1m.

On comparing similar companies from the same industry with market caps ranging from US$4.0b

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2020 NFL predictions: Expert picks for Super Bowl LV, MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and other major awards

The 2020 NFL season is finally here. You know what that means: It’s time for predictions! When the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs square off to begin this year’s hunt for the Lombardi Trophy, we’ll also get our first look at some favored candidates for major accolades, from former MVP Patrick Mahomes to potential Offensive Rookie of the Year Clyde Edwards-Helaire. So as the games roll in, we decided to put our team to the test and forecast every single major award on the line in 2020.

Right here, right now, we’ve got predictions for:

  • Super Bowl LV champion
  • Super Bowl LV MVP
  • Regular-season MVP
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Breakout Player
  • Team Bound for a Steep Decline
  • Team Bound for a Big Step Up

And here’s the full cast

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