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Texas A&M survives potential upset in opener, but needs quick improvements with grueling upcoming schedule

COLLEGE STATION –Ainias Smith provided an early spark for Texas A&M. Isaiah Spiller and the defense generated the second-half energy that the No. 10 Aggies desperately needed to escape its season opener with a 17-12 win over Vanderbilt.

“A victory is a victory,” A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said, “but all three phases [of the game] didn’t play how I thought we could or how we can.”

In a day filled with upsets and near-upsets from Norman to Baton Rouge, A&M survived despite three lost fumbles – two by senior quarterback Kellen Mond – and also misfired on a fourth-down handoff in the fourth quarter that kept giving the Commodores life.

“We got to protect the football,” Fisher said. “It’s ridiculous.”

Mond finished with 17 of 28 for 189 yards and one touchdown working with a group of young receivers.

“He can play much better,” Fisher said, noting that the four-year

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Hamilton looking at modular homes as a quick path to more affordable housing

The city of Hamilton is looking into offering up two properties for modular homes, which are homes made in a factory, transported and rebuilt on site. And it wants someone to operate them as supportive housing.

City council’s emergency and community services committee voted Thursday to look at private and public lots that could be used for modular housing. It’s a concept that’s worked in Vancouver, says Coun. Chad Collins (Ward 5, Centennial), and Toronto recently incorporated modular homes into a new plan to ease homelessness during the pandemic. 

Collins says they could work fast in Hamilton too. Staff will report back on how to find a property and operator and get modular homes installed within a year. It will also report back on possible ways to get federal funding for supportive housing.

“The benefits are many,” he said. “You can build these units off site. They are transported to

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A Quick Take On Trump’s Contractor Diversity Training Order

Law360 (September 24, 2020, 11:00 PM EDT) — On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump signed an executive order “to promote economy and efficiency in federal contracting, to promote unity in the federal workforce, and to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.”[1] The order finds that some concepts currently included in workplace diversity training are divisive.[2]

Accordingly, the order targets for prohibition workforce training that includes the concepts that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country, or that some people are oppressors simply on account of their race or sex.[3]

Citing several recent examples from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Argonne National Laboratory,…

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Genuinely quick kitchen fixes you can do yourself

Even if only a fraction of your kitchen cabinets are actual wood — perhaps just the doors (not the cabinet boxes) or drawer fronts, in part or in full — you may have noticed your kitchen reacting to the changing seasons. Maybe every summer, that one cabinet door starts sticking, or every winter, a gap appears between two doors.

Wood, as a natural product, expands and contracts as temperature and humidity change: This can translate to your cabinets changing by fractions of an inch as the weather fluctuates. What many kitchen users do not realize, though, is that many cabinets are designed to be adjusted through the year! To see if yours were, simply open a door. If there are multiple screws within the hinging hardware itself (beyond the required screws that attach the hinge to the door and the hinge to the cabinet box), try adjusting these additional screws

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10 Quick Tips On Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the first impression of your home especially when you are trying to sell it. Make it count and woo in buyers to come inside. I know you are probably thinking curb appeal is the last thing on your mind. Why should you spend any time on the outside when the inside is good enough?

Because the first impression people make is the one they will stick with. Buyers make an opinion within 8-10 seconds of seeing the home. When they pull up to the home, the curb appeal is the first thing they see.

And if the outside isn’t taken care of, then what makes the buyer think the inside is well maintained? So here are 10 tips on how you can make a great first impression with your curb appeal

1. Mow the lawn – Tall grass is an indication that you no longer live there … Read More

Continuous Improvement Quick Wins!

When it comes to Continuous Process Improvement, action is what it’s all about. It matters not a bit what training you provide, slogans you use, or posters you post if you do not promptly move into action to get things done, measured, and stabilized so the solution sticks.

‘Quick Wins’ is a powerful tool for moving teams into action.

But it is more easily said than done. In this article we’ll discuss Quick Wins, why they matter, what can go wrong, and how to increase the chances of success.

What Is A ‘Quick Win’?

The key elements are right there in those two words: it’s got to be quick and it’s got to be successful.

A Quick Win must be completed in 4 to 6 weeks at most, but many are implemented much faster such as in a “kaizen blitz” where a small group focuses full time on an improvement … Read More