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Tesla Model Y owners’ photos of ‘cobbled together’ cooling system

Owners of the new Tesla Model Y share photos of cooling system ‘cobbled together with home improvement store-grade faux wood’

  • Tesla’s Model Y shipped in March, but many buyers are not happy with the car
  • An owner shared an image of the cooling system patched with faux wood
  • Others shared similar images, with some having plain plastic fittings
  • However, early Model Y cooling systems show clear plastic patches

Tesla’s new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but it seems the firm ‘made a run to Home Depot’ for some the vehicle’s parts.

Images of the car’s cooling system surfaced online showing the structure is patched by faux wood trim.

The discovery was made by one owner who disassembled the Model Y to fix an issue, but spotted the DIY molding when

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Editorial, 9/24: Child welfare system, YRTCs still in need of improvements | Editorial

Statewide, caseload compliance was at 80%, down from 92%, a troubling decline that needs to be reversed as high caseloads not only create burnout and turnover, but are directly correlated to poorer outcomes for children and families.

More troubling, the report found that too many youth in the system have attempted or committed suicide, along with ongoing complaints about placing children outside their homes.

Dealing with potentially suicidal youth is difficult for caseworkers, who often don’t know of suicidal tendencies. That makes mental health assessment and counseling critical elements for every child in the system.

A recently developed informational brochure for families, however, clearly outlines the process and expectations, addressing some of the complaints about outside-of-home placements.

In stark contrast to the Department of Correctional Services’ attempt to restrict information and access to its inspector general, the report commended HHS Children and Family Services Director Stephanie Beasley for open and

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Howard County school system, bus contractors agree on modified driver pay during virtual learning

Despite county schools being virtual through at least January because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Howard County Board of Education recently approved an amendment to the school system’s contract with bus companies to continue to pay bus drivers — at a reduced rate — during the first semester.

The amendment means at least $11 million will be paid to school bus companies that are not driving kids to school through January, school system officials said during a virtual school board meeting Sept. 10. The vote passed 5-1, with member Christian Delmont-Small as the lone member to vote against the amendment. Member Jen Mallo was marked not present for the vote, and student member Zach Koung couldn’t vote because student members cannot vote on issues pertaining to budget, personnel or other restricted matters.

The goal is to keep the bus companies viable while also not spending too much for bus

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DIY Security – Installing Your Own Security System

If you are looking for an affordable solution to improving the security of your home or business here’s good news! Thanks to the wide range of DIY home security products, you can now easily purchase and install security systems, burglar alarms, self monitored alarms, and surveillance systems at an affordable price. These items can be easily purchased online or at most hardware and home improvement stores. DIY security systems can be installed by almost anyone and on almost any budget. Here are a few things to familiarize yourself with before you purchase.

Hardwire Vs. Wireless DIY Security Systems.

There is a wide range of DIY systems available in both wireless and hard wired. With a wireless system there are no wires to install behind your walls. Wireless systems are most commonly used by do it yourselfters… and with anyone renting. Prices start around $100.00 for a basic wireless DIY home … Read More

Kaizen System

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen means Continuous Improvement. It originated from the Japanese word ‘Kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘Zen’ meaning ‘for the better’. Kaizen is basically small improvements carried out by the person who is doing the job in his/her day-to-day work. Small zero investment improvements are always welcome and are more important than one-shot big improvements.

Remember, Kaizen is to be done by everybody, right across the organization as everyone is contributing to the organization output.

Steps for implementation

  • Problem Identification
  • Analysis
  • Idea Formulation
  • Idea Selection
  • Implementation

Every time a new measure is implemented, it must be seen how it goes, check the results, search out, admit mistakes, and try to do better in the next attempt. – By TAICHI OHNO

The PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle can be used for implementation of Kaizen.

Some rules for improvement are:

v Do not make excuses

v Think of how to do it, not … Read More