2021 Chevrolet Silverado gets Multi-Flex tailgate, towing updates

As promised, GM detailed the forthcoming updates to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup Monday morning, highlighting its adoption of a Chevy-branded variant of GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, dubbed “Multi-Flex.” And like the Sierra, the 2021 Silverado gets a handful of towing updates as well. 

The trickling down of GMC’s exclusive tailgate was a bit of an inevitability, especially since the two pickups are fundamentally identical. With this shift may eliminate one of the more-premium Sierra’s sexier advantages, GMC does still have one feather in its cap: the outrageously cool (and somewhat outrageously priced) carbon fiber CarbonPro bed. 

On the towing front, the biggest news is that both the 2.7-liter turbo-four and Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel engines had their towing capacities increased for 2021. Some variants of the 2.7-liter model saw their ratings go up by as much as 2,500 pounds; the diesel’s rating was increased by 1,900 pounds pretty much across the

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Natural Oak and Soft Daylight Define This Kitchen Renovation

<div class="caption"> A built-in oak banquette cleverly incorporates extra storage space. </div> <cite class="credit">FRENCH+TYE</cite>

A built-in oak banquette cleverly incorporates extra storage space.

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In the United Kingdom, the term “mullet architecture” describes homes that appear traditional from the front and feature a modern extension in the back. This common occurrence is a result of strict conservation laws that aim to maintain the historical street view while allowing residents to renovate behind the facade. Local architects like George Bradley, director of London-based studio Bradley Van Der Straeten and host of Another Architecture Podcast, are all too familiar with these complicated rules. In order to update a typical Victorian terrace house, he and his team had to navigate an endless list of codes.

The objective was to produce a spacious, light-filled kitchen without raising the low ceiling or exceeding height constraints on the boundary with the neighbor. To accomplish this, George imagined a sloped glass roof to top the side extension. On the interior, a

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Teen girl dies in home explosion officials say caused by propane leak

Families in a quiet Oklahoma City neighborhood were left in shock Thursday morning after the home of a family of four exploded, killing a teenage child.



a tent in a forest: A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.


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A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

“They are a sweet family — just the nicest people — and I’m heartbroken for them,” Patti Woodard, a neighbor of the family, told ABC News affiliate KOCO.



a group of people in a tent: A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.


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A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Investigators say that the cause of the explosion was a propane log lighter inside

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Accurate Group Helps Credit Unions Grow Real Estate Lending Business through Faster Loan Cycle Times, Lower Costs and Innovative Technology

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title data, analytics and e-closing solutions, today announced the launch of a bundled solution designed to help credit unions accelerate growth and improve efficiency in real estate lending.

Accurate Group provides the digital framework and modernized appraisal, title and closing processes lenders need to remain competitive in today’s real estate lending environment. The COVID-19 pandemic is posing challenges for real estate lenders – giving credit unions a window of opportunity to seize market share from less nimble competitors by investing in innovation and automation.

Property appraisal, title and closing processes are ripe for automation and technology advancement. By creating a one-stop, bundled solution that addresses these areas with proven, market-leading technology and services, Accurate Group is helping credit unions achieve significant gains in efficiency, turn time improvement and member satisfaction. The bundled solution includes appraisal, title and

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More PPP loan questions after companies paid dividends, bought their own stock

Under the Small Business Administration rules, a PPP loan could be used only to meet payroll and pay mortgage interest, leases or utility bills. PPP loan recipients weren’t prohibited from paying investors with other funds, as long as the PPP funds were kept separate.

Still, some advocacy groups believe that companies that had enough cash on hand to pay millions in dividends and stock purchases were unlikely to qualify for the PPP program, which was designed to assist troubled companies in keeping employees on the payroll during weeks when they were unable to do business because of pandemic-related lockdowns.

“The Trump administration wrote the PPP rules and sent billions of dollars to the well-resourced and well-connected rather than actual small businesses struggling during this public health and economic crisis,” said Kyle Herrig, president of an advocacy group called Accountable.US. “The fact that there was little transparency or accountability under this

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Historic preservation awards salute a wine-filled grain elevator, updated factories and other cool restorations (before, after photos)

People who revitalize historic buildings are being honored by the preservation organization Restore Oregon for the impact their improvements have made on their communities.

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Recipients of the coveted 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation demonstrated how restoring and updating architectural and cultural sites can create housing that is affordable, incubate new businesses and combat climate change through re-use, explains Peggy Moretti, Restore Oregon’s executive director.

Each of the 11 teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors, developers, property owners and community leaders selected for the award are being spotlighted in a video released on restoreoregon.org and @restoreoregon.

A virtual event, the DeMuro Awards @Home, will take place on Oct. 22.

Since the program started in 2013, award-winning teams were celebrated at the Restoration Celebration Gala. The fundraising event will be online this year to due to coronavirus pandemic.

Registration is free with a suggested donation of

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Space Station bathroom renovation launching on next cargo supply run

It’s a home makeover but 200 miles above Earth: The next resupply delivery mission to the International Space Station will include a new re-designed commode for the astronauts.

A cargo re-supply launch is scheduled to liftoff on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket Sept. 29 from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility carrying supplies for the astronauts, research, hardware and a marketing experiment for the makeup company Estee Lauder.

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Loaded up among nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, the Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will also deliver a new “Universal Waste Management System,” also known as a space toilet, to the floating laboratory in space and home to astronauts 365 days a year.

The system actually has two important purposes on the ISS. Outside the bathroom needs, it also

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Catering Exec Aids Second Helpings, Corporate Kitchens

The coronavirus pandemic has left corporate kitchens dramatically underutilized, while growing unemployment has driven the city’s food insecurity numbers to unprecedented levels. Feeding America and the Atlanta Community Food Bank estimated that 16 percent of people in the 29-county service area of the food bank would be food insecure. With many out of school, 26 percent of children, one in four, might go hungry.

To address the staggering divide, Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB joined forces to launch the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project, which connects hunger relief agencies and commercial kitchens with the goal of providing hundreds of thousands of meals to Atlanta families in need.

In the spirit of tikkun olam, Bold Catering & Design partner Robby Kukler joined to fire up his own corporate kitchen to work closely with Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB to prepare more than 40,000 meals for food insecure people around

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LDCPH moves clinic services for renovation project

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is moving its clinic services temporarily to the building’s second-floor for a renovation project.



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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health says its clinic services will be temporarily moved to the second floor of the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine St. starting on Oct. 5 in order to accommodate a building renovation project.

According to LDCPH, clinic services are currently provided on the first floor and include family planning, STD testing and counseling and immunizations. It said the clinic will be closed on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 for the move and will remain on the second floor until renovations on the first floor are finished.

LDCPH said the almost $720,000 renovation project will include new floors, cabinets and paint in the 10,000 square foot building. It said the pharmacy and labs will get reconfigured cabinetry to

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Wagner Metal Roofing & Remodeling committed to Safety & Customer Service – Press Release

“The Team of Wagner Metal Roofing & Remodeling during their weekly safety briefing & training and discussing upcoming jobs.”

Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling is a full-service construction company centrally located in Oakwood, OH. Brett Wagner created the company over 10-years ago to service the community with high-quality, ethical construction services. Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling just began with Brett Wagner and some friends working together in a shop. Since creating the business, Wagner and his team have flourished in numbers, services, and experience.

Northwest Ohio’s Leading Metal Roofing Company

Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling is rated the leading metal roofing company with the number one metal roofing contractors in Ohio. Metal roofing contractors employed at the construction company are certified by the Metal Construction Association to ensure premium performance. Although this construction company specializes in metal roofing, they offer various other services. From steel roofing and siding services to

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