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Call made for safety improvements at ‘dangerous’ Ludlow roundabout

Councillor Vivienne Parry
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 pedestrians passing between the petrol station, pub, shops and nursing home this is making the whole area quite dangerous as the days start getting shorter.

“The light near the pedestrian crossing on Sheet Road near the junction with Foldgate Road has also failed.

“I have been pressing for some time to get these problems sorted and I have been promised that the lights will be repaired in the near future.

“However, Shropshire Council does need to get the signage and road markings issue sorted as a matter of urgency.

“They clearly need to identify the junction as a mini roundabout and state who has right of way.”

Shropshire Council has been contacted for a comment.

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LGI Homes Reports Record-Breaking September and Third Quarter 2020 Home Closings and Announces Plans to Host Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) today announced 811 home closings in September 2020, up from 654 home closings in September 2019, representing year-over-year growth of 24.0%. In addition, the Company announced record-breaking quarterly home closings of 2,091 during the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2,003 home closings in the third quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase year-over-year. The Company finished the first nine months of 2020 with a total of 5,931 home closings, a 14.6% increase over 5,175 home closings during the first nine months of 2019.

As of the end of September 2020, the Company had 110 active selling communities.

The Company expects to release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 before the market opens on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Company expects to hold a conference call for investors and other interested parties on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results and will provide additional guidance at that time.

A link to the live audio webcast will be provided through the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.LGIHomes.com under Events and Presentations. The call can also be accessed by dialing (855) 433-0929 for domestic participants or (970) 315-0256 for international participants. Participants should ask for the LGI Homes 2020 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call or reference Conference ID 7865812. Those dialing in should do so at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call.

An archive of the webcast will be available for replay on the Company’s website for 12 months.

About LGI Homes, Inc.

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction and sale of homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida,

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State of Texas: TWC contractor reveals call center problems; Senate candidates prepare for debate

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – Imagine showing up to a job where you know that almost 75% of what you do will fail someone. What if a fireman failed to help someone in three out of four fire calls? What if a police officer failed to help clear three out of four 911 calls?

Day, after day.

That’s what a contractor helping field calls for the Texas Workforce Commission told us was going on inside some of the agency’s call centers. The contractor, who asked to not be identified in this report, told KXAN the problem facing nearly every caller is that their call may be answered by people who have no way to help Texans calling for help with their unemployment problems.

This worker said they’re unable to help about three-quarters of the people who call with unemployment problems.

Since the pandemic hit in mid-March, hundreds of unemployed Texans wrote to us, all telling the same story: thousands of calls to the TWC’s lone toll-free number are never answered. The few who have connected are likely to find themselves on the line with one of 1,600 contracted customer service representatives.

At first, they think their prayers are answered and the weeks – sometimes months – of waiting for their unemployment benefits is over.

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Then, the contractor reads from the script they use when they answer a call: “I am limited to the types of questions I can answer.”

That’s led to many unemployed Texans hitting a dead-end, following a series of calls to the TWC, and never finding help.

In April, the bosses inside the TWC were scrambling. As state and local stay-at-home orders began locking Texans down in mid-March, millions lost their jobs and headed straight for the unemployment

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TWC call center contractor: ‘Someone needs to be held accountable’

Investigative Summary:

From Lubbock to Brownsville to El Paso to Tyler — in literally every corner of the Lone Star state, we’ve heard the same story concerning the phone lines at the Texas Workforce Commission: long wait times, and a roll of the dice whether a person they finally connect with can actually help them. KXAN’s investigation discovered some of the hundreds of contractors hired to help with the surge in calls aren’t able to provide much beyond basic assistance and are telling callers who have more complicated issues to call back in hopes of getting someone who works directly for the TWC.

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Imagine showing up to a job where you know that almost 75% of what you do will fail someone. What if a fireman failed to help someone in three out of four fire calls? What if a police officer failed to help clear three out of four 911 calls?

Day, after day.

That’s what a contractor helping field calls for the Texas Workforce Commission told us was going on inside some of the agency’s call centers. The contractor, who asked to not be identified in this report, told KXAN the problem facing nearly every caller is that their call may be answered by people who have no way to help Texans calling for help with their unemployment problems.

This worker said they’re unable to help about three-quarters of the people who call with unemployment problems.

Since the pandemic hit in mid-March, hundreds of unemployed Texans wrote to us, all telling the same story: thousands of calls to the TWC’s lone toll-free number are never answered. The few who have connected are likely to find themselves on the line with one of 1,600 contracted customer service representatives.

At first, they think their prayers are answered

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) CEO Mark Tritton on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call October 1, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Janet Barth – VP, IR

Mark Tritton – President & CEO

Gustavo Arnal – CFO & Treasurer

John Hartmann – COO and President, buybuy BABY

Cindy Davis – Chief Brand Officer and President of Decorist

Conference Call Participants

Peter Benedict – Baird

Steven Forbes – Guggenheim Securities

Brad Thomas – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Michael Lasser – UBS

Simeon Gutman – Morgan Stanley

Kate McShane – Goldman Sachs

Bobby Griffin – Raymond James

Christopher Horvers – JPMorgan

Curt Nagle – Bank of America

Seth Basham – Wedbush Securities

Operator

Welcome to the Bed Bath & Beyond’s Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Earnings Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode until the QA portion of the call. Today’s conference call is being recorded. The rebroadcast of the conference call will be available via webcast found on the company’s Investor Relations website.

At this time, I would now like to turn the conference over to Janet Barth, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please, go ahead.

Janet Barth

Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Welcome to our fiscal 2020 second quarter earnings call. On the call with us today is President and CEO, Mark Tritton; Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Gustavo Arnal; Chief Operating Officer and President of buybuy BABY, John Hartmann; and Chief Brand Officer and President of Decorist, Cindy Davis.

Before we begin, let me remind you that our fiscal 2020 second quarter earnings release and slide presentation can be found in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and as exhibits to the Form 8-K we just filed ahead of this call.

This conference call and the slides we refer to may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about or

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