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See the results of a $4.5M renovation project at Plano’s Carpenter Park Athletic Complex

A $4.5 million renovation project installing four new artificial turf playing fields at the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex in Plano is now complete. The fields can host games and practices for sports including football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby, among other activities.

The project was funded through a $15.5 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2017.

Strong interest and wear and tear on the fields led to the renovation project at Carpenter Park, according to a video report produced by the city.

“Over the years, it’s gone from a two-season to basically almost a year-round season…And you just can’t play on a natural turf that much without just wearing it to the nub and worse,” Kevin Murray, assistant parks superintendent, said in the video.

Traffic passes a polling place sign outside a Collin County Early Voting Location at Carpenter Park Recreation Center on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Plano. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

The Carpenter Park project also added new security fencing and an additional trail that makes a loop around the entire park. Two new restroom buildings, additional parking, new field lights and poles, and new irrigation were also installed. Other amenities include more trees and a decorative fence along Denham Way.

During construction, the project was temporarily stalled when crews found a red-tailed hawk nest on top of a light pole, according to the city. Crews had to work around the pole until the baby hawks were old enough to fly away.

The expected lifespan of the fields is 7 to 10 years, according to the city.

Other upcoming projects include the installation of two new athletic fields at Russell Creek Park.

Information about reserving an athletic field and policies for their use is available on the city’s athletics page.

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Care homes in England fear new Covid-19 cases as 90% of test results delayed

Nearly nine out of 10 Covid-19 tests taken under the system used by care homes in England were returned after the government’s 48-hour target in September, official figures reveal.



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The performance of the NHS test-and-trace system has sparked warnings from care managers that continued delays will increase the risk of infection among their vulnerable residents.

At the end of the first month in which tests were routinely provided to care home staff and residents, 87% of those carried out at satellite testing centres, predominantly used by care homes, were returned after more than two days. Over half took more than three days to come back.

Related: Health officials fear de-prioritising of Covid testing in care homes in England

Ministers had promised weekly testing in care homes in the summer, but it only began comprehensively in September. The health minister James Bethelltold parliament 48 hours was the target for getting results back.

Care workers are now being tested weekly and residents monthly, but managers are concerned that delays of over a week in some cases in receiving results mean asymptomatic staff could be spreading infection.

Recorded infections in care homes have been falling slightly, according to Public Health England figures, but there are fears that in areas of rising community infection, such as the north of England, once the virus gets into homes there are likely to be increases in cases.

Mark Adams, the chief executive of Community Integrated Care, a national charity that is one of the biggest care providers in Liverpool, said it currently ttook three and a half days on average to get results. Only one in five weekly staff tests were coming back with the government’s 48-hour target.

There have only been a handful of positive

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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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Seneca One invites the public to see results of massive renovation project through series of new events

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo’s tallest building is coming back to life. 

There are people living in Seneca One for the first time, and it’s also a growing hub for technology and innovation in downtown Buffalo. Now, members of the public who are interested in seeing the results of Douglas Jemal’s more than $100 million dollar development project at the tower will have the opportunity to check it out, too. 

Seneca One has been hosting small group tours two days a week, which will continue into the fall on Wednesdays and Fridays. They’ve also announced two outdoor ticketed events in October, a dog adoption event on October 10, and a Bills watch party on for the primetime game against Kansas City on Thursday, October 15.

There’s a new food hall on the building’s third-floor lobby, which is open to the public Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, featuring a toast bar and other stations. 

Douglas Development Corporation Director of Development Sean Heidinger says group yoga classes with Space on Seneca will be added to the schedule soon. 

Heidinger says that while they want to show off the building and have it be a source of civic pride for Western New Yorkers, they also want to keep their visitors and tenants safe. 

“What we can do with events and programming at this tower, even if you don’t live here, even if you don’t work here, we want to find way to work with our neighbors and provide opportunities for the public, for kids, to come here, to learn,” Heidinger told 2 On Your Side. “Seneca One is going to be the perfect place to do that. If we can engage kids at a young level, and they come here and they learn about M&T’s Tech academy, that could be

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China Ceramics Announces First Half 2020 Financial Results

JINJIANG, China, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China Ceramics Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ Capital Market: CCCL) (“China Ceramics” or the “Company”), a leading Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, today announced its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

First Half 2020 Summary

  • Revenue was RMB 39.8 million (US$ 5.6 million) as compared to RMB 177.4 million (US$ 26.2 million) for the same period of 2019.
  • Gross profit was RMB 0.9 million (US$ 0.1 million) as compared to a gross profit of RMB 15.3 million (US$ 2.3 million) for the same period of 2019.
  • Operating results were affected by bad debt expense of RMB 101.8 million (US$ 14.4 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to bad debt expense of RMB 193.9 million (US$ 28.6 million) for the same period of 2019.
  • Net loss was RMB 111.5 million (US$ 15.8 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to a net loss of RMB 193.2 million (US$ 28.5 million) for the same period of 2019.
  • Loss per share both on a basic and fully diluted basis were RMB 40.82(US$ 5.77) for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to loss per share on a basic and fully diluted basis of RMB 96.69(US$ 14.25) for the six months ended June 30, 2019, with these figures retroactively presented for the 3:1 reverse stock split effective on September 3, 2020.

Ms. Meishuang Huang, Chief Executive Officer of China Ceramics, commented, “For the first half of 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak had

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