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Call made for safety improvements at ‘dangerous’ Ludlow roundabout

Councillor Vivienne Parry

Lack of lighting, signage and faded road markings are among the problems at the mini-roundabout on Foldgate Lane in Ludlow which need to be addressed as “a matter of urgency”, according to Councillor Vivienne Parry.

She said: “This roundabout near ‘Pets are Us’ and the ‘Squirrel’ on Foldgate Lane has been in for some time now and there are still no signs to warn motorists or indicate who has right of way.

“The road markings are also worn. As a result, I’ve had a number of complaints about near misses at this roundabout.

“I know of one visiting motorist who told me he drove over it not realising that there was a roundabout there.”

‘Whole area much darker’

“Also the street lights covering this area have progressively ceased to function over the last few years making the whole area much darker after sunset.

“Given the number of

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Amazon workers outside Jeff Bezos’ home call for a Prime Day boycott

Less than two weeks before the start of Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales promotion is set to start, protestors rallied outside CEO Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills home to call for higher pay for Amazon warehouse workers and higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

Nearly a hundred protesters marched on Sunday, according to organizers of the rally. Former and current Amazon workers were joined by groups including United Teachers Los Angeles, Sunrise LA and Extinction Rebellion, which lobbies for action to combat climate change.

“The richest man in the world made $88 billion in the course of the pandemic. It’s time to fight back,” Chris Smalls, one of the protest’s leaders, told CBS MoneyWatch. 

Smalls worked at an Amazon warehouse in New York City until March, when he organized a walkout and was fired shortly thereafter.

Protesters issued a series of demands, including

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How to Know When It’s Time to Give Up and Call a Contractor

Last year, my wife and I bought our first house, a 70-year-old Cape Cod with a little rot on the porch and a few cracks in the ceiling. Of the 14 windows, not one had a screen. The color scheme was pink and mint green. In real-estate parlance, the house had “charm.” We moved in the day we signed the papers.

We made quick work of painting and patching drywall holes, but the bigger challenges were the two upstairs bathrooms. The guest bathroom—specifically the shower—required immediate attention. The plastic stall had yellowed like a used cigarette filter. It had no doors. And when we finally got around to turning on the water, we discovered it drained freely into the room downstairs.

In an act of hubris, I decided to tackle the project myself. I wouldn’t necessarily do all the work, but I’d at least corral various handymen and save myself

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Call for safety improvements at intersection near Viola follows crash that killed mother, 4 children



a fire hydrant in the middle of a field: A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).


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A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Monday provided an update to its investigation into a Friday afternoon crash near Viola that killed four children and their mother.

The sheriff’s office said the family’s SUV was traveling southbound on 263rd Street West when the driver of a grain truck, traveling east on 71st Street South, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. The intersection of 263rd Street West and 71st Street South is where the SUV hit the rear of the grain truck’s trailer after the truck’s driver ran the sign, deputies said.

Sedgwick County is looking to make changes to the intersection with the goal of preventing another tragedy at the spot north of Viola

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KB Home (KBH) CEO Jeff Mezger on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call September 22, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Jill Peters – SVP, IR

Jeff Mezger – Chairman, President and CEO

Matt Mandino – EVP and COO

Jeff Kaminski – EVP and CFO

Bill Hollinger – SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

Thad Johnson – SVP and Treasurer

Conference Call Participants

Matt Bouley – Barclays

Stephen Kim – Evercore ISI

Alan Ratner – Zelman & Associates

Truman Patterson – Wells Fargo

John Lovallo – Bank of America

Buck Horne – Raymond James

Mike Dahl – RBC Capital Markets

Michael Rehaut – JPMorgan

Jay McCanless – Wedbush

Good afternoon. My name is Devon, and I will be your conference operator today. I would like to welcome everyone to the KB Home 2020 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call.

At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the company’s opening remarks, we will open

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Call For Food Entrepreneurs To Join The Western Cape’s First Kitchen Incubator

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape’s first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications.

The kitchen incubator is one part of Makers Landing, a purpose-driven space that will open at the V&A Waterfront later this year and which will support job creation and skills development in the local food industry. Along with the kitchen incubator programme, which will be the cornerstone of Makers Landing, the space will also include a kitchen studio and event space, that showcases and celebrates South African food heritage; as well as a Makers’ Space, market stalls and eateries, which will give valuable insight into end-to-end food production while providing a variety of delicious and authentically local meals and products.

The Makers Landing Food Lab incubation programme, in partnership with the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund, is now accepting applications from candidates. Applicants should have an existing food

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Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape’s first kitchen incubator

Earlier this year the V&A Waterfront, in partnership with the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund, announced the development of Makers Landing, a purpose-driven space that will support job creation and skills development in the local food industry. The core of the project will be the kitchen incubator space, where local foodpreneurs can innovate, learn and grow their businesses within a local food community – the incubator programme is now open for application.

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Developed in partnership with the Jobs Fund, the space is set to champion small business development and facilitate skills sharing between credible food experts and budding entrepreneurs, while using the best of industry knowledge to drive innovation and foster new business in South Africa’s food ecosystem.
Housed within the reimagined Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Makers Landing will be an industrial, repurposed space that meets the vision of an inclusive, authentic space of learning, growth and connection. The

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The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) CEO Craig Menear Presents at Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Global Retailing Virtual Conference Call Transcript

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Global Retailing Virtual Conference September 10, 2020 11:40 AM ET

Corporate Participants

Craig Menear – Chief Executive Officer

Ted Decker – EVP Merchandising

Conference Call Participants

Kate McShane – Goldman Sachs

Kate McShane

Everyone thank you for joining us for our Virtual Lunch Presentation. My name is Kate McShane, I’m the hardline, broadline analyst here at Goldman Sachs. It’s my pleasure today to introduce the members of the management team from the Home Depot.

Home Depot reported second quarter results recently with comps up over 23% with broad based strength throughout the quarter, all month for over 20% in every region comps double-digit and strong demand was carried through to the first two weeks of August with comps still at similar levels, 13 of 14 merchandise departments posted double-digit comps with DIY still outperforming but Pro accelerating meaningfully versus Q1.

We’re

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