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Quartararo leads the way in chaotic FP3

The dry conditions in FP3 meant improvements on Friday afternoon’s best efforts were immediate, with Quartararo the first bike mover on the combined order as he leaped from 11th to third.

Petronas SRT teammate Franco Morbidelli improved to second, while Valentino Rossi on the works Yamaha moved up to sixth.

With just seven minutes of the session gone, Quartararo had bettered Jack Miller’s 1m34.356s from FP2 with a 1m33.779s and improved to a 1m33.400s a few moments later.

Yamaha took control of the top of the timesheets from this point, with Quartararo going even quicker with a 1m33.301s before Morbidelli edged ahead with a 1m33.279s.

Quartararo once again deposed his teammate with a sequence of session-best laps which culminated in a 1m32.974s.

The Frenchman returned to top spot with 12 minutes to go following another brief spell leading the standings by Morbidelli, with Quartararo lowering the pace to a 1m32.319s

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Systemic Racism Leads To Disparities In Nursing Home Covid-19 Cases, Deaths

As of September 13, U.S. nursing homes have reported over 230,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 55,400 Covid-19 deaths according to preliminary data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Black, Latino, and Native American or Alaska Native people are overrepresented in overall U.S. case and death totals, and it appears that similar disparities persist in nursing homes.

A new study from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and IMPAQ, a policy research and analytics firm, found that nursing homes with a disproportionate number of non-white residents had more new Covid-19 cases among residents and staff and more deaths among residents.

These disparities arise from the systemic racism that affects Black and indigenous communities and

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Lower than expected bid on new elementary school leads to additional school improvements project | St. Francisville

ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish School Board approved a contract with the low bidder for building the new Bains Elementary School on Sept. 15 and agreed to sell another $22.6 million in bonds for the construction and other ongoing work.

Last month, Milton J. Womack Inc. submitted the low bid of $23,907,201 to build the new school on 15 acres of land adjacent to West Feliciana Middle School at Bains.

Ten firms submitted bids for the work, which is being financed with proceeds from a $52.6 million bond issue that voters approved in May 2019.

Because the base bid for the building construction, $23.34 million, was below the budgeted figure, the board also was able to accept the Womack firm’s $103,401 bid to install additional canopies on bus and carpool drop-off lanes and $463,800 for enhanced playground equipment.

The entrance the school will be on Marydale Road.

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Renovation of two tanks leads to jump in yield

The rejuvenation of waterbodies, taken up by the district administration exactly a year ago by involving government departments, non-governmental organisations and the public, has yielded good results as agriculture production has gone up substantially in all these areas.

This significant achievement has increased the area of cultivation under these waterbodies, thanks to the additional water stored in the renovated irrigation tanks. The most important feature is that these exercises did not cause any expense to the government as the public shared the entire cost.

The district administration, in association with Anna University, Chennai, designed a methodology in 2018 to restore the hitherto uncared for waterbodies with the active involvement of the locals for coordinated execution. The prime objective was to renovate the waterbodies with locals’ participation to ensure increased agriculture productivity.

The methodology was formulated by demarcating the river region and the responsibility was allocated to all the stakeholders.

Based

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Kingfisher PLC profits go through the roof as COVID lockdown leads to home improvement boom

eCommerce sales represented 19% of group sales in the half-year compared to 7% a year earlier

() saw its profits and cash flow go through the ceiling in the first half of the year as demand for home improvement took off during the coronavirus (COVID-19)  lockdown.  

But while the group’s directors plan to repay UK furlough payments back to the government, provided another prolonged national lockdown is not forthcoming, there is no plan of reinstating the dividend yet. 

The DIY stores chain saw group sales fall by 1.3% to £5.9bn in the six months ended July 31, 2020, as like-for-like sales (LFL) dropped 1.6%, with growth at B&Q in the UK, along with the Poland and Romania businesses offset by declines in the UK’s Screwfix, both French chains, Russia, Spain and Portugal.

The second quarter from May onwards saw LFL sales rise 19.5%, with growth in all the group’s areas

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Sam Pittman helped build UGA football’s foundation under Kirby Smart. Now he leads a major renovation job at Arkansas – Subscriber – Athens Banner-Herald

The fans who gathered at the Catfish Hole in Fayetteville gave a warm, socially distanced ovation and a masked Hog Call at the first “Sam Pittman Live” weekly radio show a couple of weeks ago.

The new Arkansas football coach and Chuck Barrett, the voice of the Razorbacks, did the hour with a Plexiglass divider on the stage.

“You know this right here, I used to see that like if it’s a bad band playing or something,” Pittman said. “And it shields you from all the stuff being thrown at you. I thought that’s what this is for. It’s for COVID?”

Pittman didn’t need to worry about any such reaction at Georgia where he assembled a talented cast of offensive linemen during his four seasons on Kirby Smart’s staff and was beloved by fans and players.

“He was a relationship-driven coach,” Smart said Monday. “His players just love him and

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