The edible backyard: A source for family meals – and fun

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSVegetable Garden Previous articleApopka Amphitheatre lands Country LegendNext articleHow volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Have your kids ever asked you where the food they’re eating comes from? It’s a question many parents are answering right from their backyard and porches.To create a hands-on educational experience, many families are transforming their usable spaces into fruit and vegetable gardens that feed the whole family, and sometimes neighbors, too. For the price of a few seeds or seedlings, you can produce fruits and vegetables that are delicious, safe, economical, nutritious, and fresh and the best part is, your whole family can dig in together.Truly, a lifetime of gardening for your children can start with a simple seed, and the benefits are not only health-giving but educational as well. According to a study conducted by Tractor Supply Company, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer, 89 percent of Americans feel their children need a better understanding of where their food comes from.If you’re interested in starting your own backyard garden, here are a few tips from the experts at Tractor Supply Company:How do I start?The first thing to do is to decide where your garden will go. Choose an area with the most southern facing sun exposure. Next, get a soil test kit at your local Tractor Supply store. If you’re going to invest time, work and money into your garden, you should make sure your soil is fertile. This simple, inexpensive test will determine that.What should I grow?Simply put, plant the vegetables that your family likes. If your family eats a lot of salad, think about planting lettuces, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and, of course, tomatoes.It’s also smart to think about the types of meals you cook. Do you stir-fry? Grow bell peppers, onions, peas, and broccoli. Do you enjoy Mexican food? Consider various hot peppers and cilantro. Do you create main dishes from vegetables? Then potatoes, squash, eggplant, and spinach might be the way to go.When planning your garden’s vegetables, consider adding some that your household considers tolerable, but not great. You may find that homegrown freshness increases the taste, and that vegetable just might turn into a family favorite.Plant an unfamiliar vegetable or two, just for kicks. If it’s not to your liking, give the harvest to neighbors or your local food bank.How large should my garden be?A great size for a beginner’s garden is 10×18 feet, which can easily feed a family of four to six. However, your garden should reflect the size of your family, availability of space, amount of time you can spend tending to it and the amount of work you’re willing to do.It’s important to remember that too large a garden can easily overwhelm you and become a discouraging chore instead of an enjoyable pastime. Keep it manageable. You’ll be amazed at the amount of delicious food you can grow in any space-even on a patio or balcony. No space is too small!Supporting the cultureTo help families spend more time together and maximize their garden yield, Tractor Supply Company carries all the supplies a family needs to grow a garden, including mulch, live plants, regular and organic seeds, and garden tools. The rural lifestyle store hosts gardening events featuring expert advice, special products and seed stations for children throughout the planting season. Check with your local Tractor Supply store for details on upcoming gardening events.For more expert advice on lawn and garden care, visit Tractor Supply’s Know How Central, and for homegrown inspiration for your garden, visit Tractor Supply’s Pinterest page. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Home Buyers Move South For More Space In A Warmer Climate

first_img Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSFlexibilityHome ConstructionHousing MarketIndoor SpaceOutdoor SpaceReal Estatesales Previous articleWe Must Stop Trying To Preserve The Current System For Doing BusinessNext articleFlorida advocates rally to raise money, pay legal obligations, register felons to vote Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear By Cindy CummingsAs the housing market has picked up over the summer, 950 people are relocating to Florida every day. Throughout the US, there is a general trend of moving away from the north and midwest to southern states such as Texas and Florida, where homebuyers are attracted by larger, luxurious properties in warmer climates. Towns like Apopka, one of Florida’s emerging residential development hotspots, are appealing to buyers from northern states looking to move away from congested cities to find a house with the potential for a home office, luxurious gym, and greater recreational outdoor space in which to enjoy the sunnier weather.Developing Substantial Outdoor SpaceAcross the country, sales of large homes are up 21% as people seek out properties with more substantial footprints. One in five purchasers are looking in particular for more outdoor space, and these trends have also caused a surge in new construction sales to meet the needs of demanding home buyers. In southern states, home builders create ranch style homes that are built to accommodate these requirements.  Whether remodeled or constructed from scratch, airy homes with wrap-around porches accommodate the warmer climate while blending indoor and outdoor living. Set on more substantial plots, these properties offer the opportunity to develop larger outdoor spaces by creating areas for comfortable entertaining and al fresco cooking, pools and ponds, and even enclosures for animals.Creating Flexible Indoor SpaceOnce only seen as luxury additions to a property, sumptuous gyms and spacious home offices are now being prioritized by home buyers. Developers are meeting the needs of their clients by including flexible and spacious open-plan layouts. Purchasers can reconfigure areas to suit their requirements, creating private offices for working from home or a separate entertainment area where families can relax together without having to leave the house. Whether designed from scratch or set up in an existing room, more homeowners are also looking at installing luxurious home gyms as an investment in their home as well as their health.As home buyers seek out space in warmer climates, builders are responding by constructing larger homes with open play layouts that allow for a wide range of uses. This flexibility is extended to the surrounding lot that can be developed to provide the luxurious outdoor living areas that homeowners are so craving. Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Archite…

first_imgCopyHouses•Saint-Martin, Switzerland “COPY” Projects Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectesSave this projectSaveShelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes Year:  Save this picture!© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti+ 22 Share ArchDaily Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155382/shelter-in-the-swiss-alps-personeni-raffaele-scharer-architectes Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155382/shelter-in-the-swiss-alps-personeni-raffaele-scharer-architectes Clipboard Houses Photographs Photographs:  Tonatiuh AmbrosettiText description provided by the architects. The chalet, is located in the Swiss Alps, in the Herens district, at an altitude of 1850 m. It was used as a shelter for livestock before its transformation into a holiday residence. Very popular in Switzerland, these types of transformations reveal several simultaneous realities. It is a well established fact that the collective status of these shelters often prevails over the individual quality of the object. On the other hand the modern use of the mountain cottage involving weekly round-trips, highlights the improbable all-terrain vehicle in the city and the inevitable garage and retaining wall in front of the mountain chalet. The mountain is not as natural and wild as it used to be in the same manner that cities are not urban enough. Save this picture!Courtesy of Personeni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The project embraces these different realities in the most surreal manner. On the Inside, the overwhelming view is the only piece of decoration. The picturesque is left behind to make place for a simple, dry and heated shelter. The floor is made out of sanded concrete acquired locally, and the main energy sources are fire for heating and cooking and solar panels for a sufficient amount of electricity. On the outside, the grass grows wildly around the chalet, fences and traditional garden elements are completely missing and blinds are shut during the occupant’s absence. It is hard to find any sign of contemporary life around the place.Project gallerySee allShow lessHong Kong Alternative Car Park Tower CompetitionArticlesSymbiosis in the Rural Landscape: Designing in the Humid Tropics of Costa Rica Compe…Articles Share Switzerland “COPY” CopyAbout this officePersoneni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesSaint-MartinSwitzerlandPublished on August 03, 2011Cite: “Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes” 03 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Cerrado House / Vazio S/A

first_imgManufacturers: Arq Pedras, Celite, Docol, JJ Esquadrias, Sol e Ar, Templuz, VitraleStructural Design:RAD
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Construction:Nova EngenhariaDesign Team:Carlos M Teixeira, Leonardo Rodrigues, Daila Araújo, Frederico AlmeidaElectrical Design:Matheus EliasPlumbing:Matheus EliasCity:MoedaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel CastroRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. The Cerrado House was built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais. The three-bedroom house has a rooftop pool and a wide staircase that leads to the rooftop terrace. The rooms are right under the swimming pool and have views of the sierra, the Cerrado and its twisted trees. Louvers on the northern and western faces protect against the inclement sun. Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe play between function and form here is spontaneous and undogmatic: the ramps and stairs of the swimming pool are stamped irrepressibly onto the façades and shape the internal space. The employment of the programmatic source is made directly manifest: it is a generative strategy that explores the programme/form relationship as an absolute and inevitable correspondence.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Gabriel CastroSeeking the plasticity of basic architectural elements, the project also exalts this underestimated and threatened biome: the Cerrado. There is no landscape design: the house sits on natural terrain, whose immensity and vistas are best seen from the pool terrace.Save this picture!SectionContext DescriptionThe Cerrado is one of the country’s seven biomes and covers an area of 1.5 million km². It holds about a third of all Brazilian biodiversity, 5% of the world’s flora and fauna, and is home to the headwaters of the three largest hydrographic basins in the country (Amazon, São Francisco, and Paraná/ Paraguay). It has a unique flora and stands out for its generously-spaced trees and low-slung brushwood, blending into a South-American variation on the African savannah and the European steppe. Given its ecological, geopolitical and cultural specificities, the Cerrado is considered the biome of national integration.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe soils of the Cerrado were once regarded as too acidic to farm. But since agronomists began applying industrial quantities of lime in the 1980s, these soils have been transformed. The Cerrado now produces 70% of Brazil’s agricultural output.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroIn recent years, the rate of ecological destruction of the Cerrado has been twice that of the Amazon, and while the majority of the Amazon rainforest survives, more than 60% of the Cerrado’s former 200 million hectares has disappeared under the plough, and most of that within the last two decades alone. It has been a black hole for conservation: only 2% of the ecosystem is protected. However, Brazilian agriculturalists and ministers still talk as if it had no conservation value at all.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroProject gallerySee allShow lessQuadratura Circuli Aim to Revive Russian Religious Architecture with Cultural Center…ArticlesPerkins+Will Design New Sports Therapy and Research Center for The Dallas CowboysUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789956/cerrado-house-vazio-s-a Clipboard Photographs:  Gabriel Castro / Reverbo, Silvio Todeschi, Carlos Teixeira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Cerrado House / Vazio S/A
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” 22 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Imprisoned journalist’s family being hounded in run-up to his release

first_img News December 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned journalist’s family being hounded in run-up to his release Receive email alerts News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders deplores a new wave of arrests and harassment in Inner Mongolia in the run-up to the release of journalist and human rights activist Hada, due to take place on 10 December when he will have completed a 15-year jail sentence.“The authorities are resorting to crude ploys in an attempt to prevent the release of Hada, a defender of Mongol ethnic minority rights, from receiving any publicity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the immediate release of his wife Xinna and an end to the harassment of his son Uiles and other family members.”According to Uiles, the authorities have so far refused to say when or where his father will be released. After being detained briefly in the regional capital, Hohhot, for “disseminating information via the Internet,” Uiles sent a message to news media and human rights organizations from an Internet café on 4 December drawing attention to his family’s plight.After releasing Uiles, the deputy chief of the Hohhot Public Security Bureau asked him to sign a pledge not to disseminate any information about himself or his family by Internet or telephone, to stay away from his parents and to carry out no “separatist activity.” The official also reportedly promised him a house and a job in exchange for his silence.Uiles told the New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre (SMHRIC) that he would not sacrifice his “freedom and dignity” by signing such a pledge and that he was “proud of being the son of these great parents, who have never given up their pursuit of freedom, human rights and human dignity.” He was rearrested on 5 December and is currently being held in Hohhot Detention Centre No. 1.According to the SMHRIC, Uiles’ mother, Xinna, was arrested during a raid on the family’s bookstore in Hohhot on 4 December and is being held in the same prison as her son. The police seized hundreds of books, CDs and other items from the bookstore and, according witnesses, sealed its doors and windows. A day-long search was also carried out at the bookstore’s depot by a dozen policemen. Although they had no warrant, they reportedly seized Uiles’ computer, Xinna’s diary, business accounts and personal books owned by the family.Uiles said he was very worried about his mother, who is 55 and has a serious heart problem. His uncle, a retired teacher, was also harassed for giving interviews to foreign news media. He is still being denied the right to visit Hada.——————————————————————————————Tension in Inner Mongolia about activist’s imminent release, supporters harassed25.11.2010Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese authorities not to delay the release of Mongol journalist and human rights activist Hada, who will complete a 15-year jail sentence in Inner Mongolia on 10 December. Their behaviour towards his supporters indicates a degree of nervousness about the prospect of his imminent release.“We ask the authorities to allow Hada to be reunited with his family after his release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge them to stop all forms of surveillance of those who defend Mongol ethnic minority rights peacefully online.”Govruud Huuchinhuu, a writer who defends the rights of China’s Mongol minority, has been placed under house arrest for trying online to organize Hada’s supporter to greet him. Arrested at her home in Tongliao, in the southeast of Inner Mongolia, by two plain-clothes policemen on 11 November, she was taken to the Horchin district Bureau of Public Security and then sent home. Since then, her movements have been restricted and she cannot be reached.Hada was arrested on 10 December 1995 for creating an organization that defended the rights of ethnic Mongols and for publishing a newspaper called The Voice of the Southern Mongolia. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 1996 on charges of “separatism” and “spying.”He has served his sentence in Chifeng prison (Inner Mongolia), where he has constantly been bullied and physically mistreated by fellow inmates and guards, who have prevented him from writing and reading books and newspapers. Diagnosed by doctors as suffering from peripheral neuropathy and phlebitis, he has been given nothing to relieve the associated pain. His wife and son have also been subjected to reprisals for campaigning for his release.More information about Hada: http://www.smhric.org/campaigns.htmHuuchinhuu has been defending freedom of expression, especially on the Internet, for more than 10 years. She used to help manage and moderate online discussion forums for Mongol students and intellectuals, such as www.nutuge.com, www.ehoron.com et wwww.mongolger.net. They were closed by the Chinese authorities in recent years for “posting secessionist content” and “discussing ethnic issues.”When police searched Huuchinhuu’s home after the Mongol Yurt Forum (www.mongolger.net) was banned, they deleted all the files on her computer’s hard disk. The site’s creator, Sodmongol, was arrested at Beijing international airport on 17 April as he was about to leave to attend a session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He was freed three months later but can no longer be reached.Inner Mongolia continues to suffer from the Chinese government’s cyber-censorship. The latest website to be censored is Ulaaq (www.ulaaq.com), a site created and managed by the writer Naranbilig. The site has been “sinicized” and Naranbilig has been placed under house arrest.No truly independent website or discussion forum currently exists in Inner Mongolia. 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International media does not escape violence unleashed by Mubarak supporters

first_img Reporters Without Borders unreservedly condemns today’s shocking attacks on BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Al-Arabiya and ABC News journalists by Mubarak supporters who were reportedly accompanied by plainclothes police. The attacks took place during clashes in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square between supporters of the president and demonstrators calling for his resignation.“The use of violence against media personnel is especially shocking,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Several were directly targeted by the president’s supporters and infiltrated policemen. Several were beaten and their equipment was stolen.“We remind all parties that journalists are external observers who under no circumstances should be identified with one side or the other. These attacks seem to have been acts of revenge against the international media for relaying the protests calling for President Mubarak’s resigning. They are also designed to silence journalists and gag news media.“We urge the international community to react strongly to these excesses,” Julliard added. “And we remind the Egyptian government that it has a duty to apply the law and to urgently restore security for everyone, including media personnel.”Because of the confusion surrounding today’s protests, it is still hard to obtain precise details about the violence against the media. Initial reports indicate that Anderson Cooper of CNN, Jerome Boehm of the BBC and Lara Setrakian of Bloomberg were among those who were attacked by Mubarak supporters.Several of the journalists who described today’s incidents asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. “As soon as they see a camera, they hurl themselves at it,” said a journalist who had stones thrown at him during the protests. Another said he was kicked and his camera was ripped from his hands. to go further Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2021 Find out more February 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International media does not escape violence unleashed by Mubarak supporters Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation Receive email alerts News February 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: June 13

first_img Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Facebook Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – June 13, 2018 Facebook Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Crude Oil: 66.64 (+.28)Nymex MTD AVG: 65.7462.Natural Gas: 2.963 (+.024).Gasoline: 2.1252 (+0.0353).Spreads: July/Aug. (+.12) Aug./Sept. (+.30).Plains WTI Posting: 63.25 (+.50). WhatsApp WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Twitter Previous articleECISD board to consider higher tax rateNext articleDeputies arrest man after car chase admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: June 13 Pinterest Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: June 13 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 last_img read more

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Donegal has highest amount of patients waiting year or more for Youth Mental health…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ By admin – July 26, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleNew British PM suggests there’s no reason why common travel area between North and Republic cannot remainNext articleLifford Strabane AC host Riverine 10k admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img It’s been confirmed that Donegal has the most patients waiting a year a more for appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.Figures obtained by Sinn Fein have also revealed that Donegal ranks second in the total number of patients waiting a year or more on the service’s waiting lists.This is despite the county having the third lowest population of all the HSE’s Community Healthcare Organisations.Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn says if you don’t resource the services  properly, long waiting lists will follow suit:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/padmentalhealth.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Donegal has highest amount of patients waiting year or more for Youth Mental health services Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Plea In SC Seeks Direction To Centre To Ensure Refund Of Exorbitant Amounts Charged By Pvt. Labs, Hospitals For RT-PCR Tests

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Direction To Centre To Ensure Refund Of Exorbitant Amounts Charged By Pvt. Labs, Hospitals For RT-PCR Tests Mehal Jain5 Dec 2020 11:59 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Saturday has been moved in a plea for direction to the Centre to ensure refund of “exorbitant” amounts charged by private labs and hospitals for conducting RT-PCR tests to detect COVID-19.The interim application has been filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ajay Agrawal in his pending PIL in which he had sought fixing of uniform rate of Rs 400 across India, as done by Odisha,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Saturday has been moved in a plea for direction to the Centre to ensure refund of “exorbitant” amounts charged by private labs and hospitals for conducting RT-PCR tests to detect COVID-19.The interim application has been filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ajay Agrawal in his pending PIL in which he had sought fixing of uniform rate of Rs 400 across India, as done by Odisha, for the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, on November 24, had issued notice to the Union Health Ministry on Agrawal’s PIL and had sought its response within two weeks.The application filed yesterday avers that Govt. of Orissa, after working on all the statistics, And after examining all the aspects came to the conclusion that the actual cost incurred by the Private Labs and Hospitals is not more Rs. 200/- which vindicated the stand of the applicant also, and after allowing to take hundred percent profit on it, the maximum rates to be charged were fixed at Rs. 400/-.”For the last several months these Private labs and Hospitals were looting the poor people of this Country. Like in Delhi the notification was issued on 18.6.2020 fixing the maximum rate 2400/- and the cost of the kit and other things used in the test has gone down in the month of April-may itself, at the rate which is available at present”, it is stated.It is urged that “therefore these Private labs and Hospitals have very exorbitantly charged from the innocent and poor people of this Country to the extent of Rs. 3000/- around when this test was charged @Rs. 4500/- while the total cost of the test including its kit comes to somewhere between Rs. 800/- and 1200/- and afterwards the amount charged over and above Rs. 400/- when the total cost of the test comes to less than Rs.200/-and it was acknowledged by the State of Orissa which has already fixed the prices of this test to Rs. 400/- adding hundred percent profit after doing due diligence in this matter”.Aggarwal submits that “this exorbitant over and above amount charged from poor and innocent people of this Country needs to be refunded immediately as it is not only unrealistic and unreasonable but is shocking”.”In a Country like India where crores of people are living Below Poverty Line and Country’s GDP has gone down to minus 23.9% (-23.09%) during the lockdown period and therefore this over charged amount be refunded to the affected people forthwith. Therefore exorbitant money taken from the people of this Country is nothing but extortion and for this whoever is responsible or guilty must be appropriately punished and the over charged amount be refunded to the individuals/victims at the earliest”, it is sought.The applicant urges that the people of the country are shocked and feeling befooled and cheated, not only by these Private labs and Hospitals, but by the political executives and officials of this country who are either totally insensitive towards the 135 crores population, by not inquiring or investigating that why this test is so expensively charged and how much the actual expenses incurred on this test are, or have done it deliberately in connivance with the Private labs and Hospitals. The Applicant prays for order for fixing a uniform maximum rate of Rs. 400/- for the RT-PCR test across India on the principle of parity and one nation-one rate policy, and responsibility be fixed of the concerned officials or persons in all the States, NCT of Delhi and UTs for remaining insensitive, deliberately or negligently, to the cause of 135 crores people of this Country. Further, an order is sought for the earliest refund of the additional amount charged to the extent of around Rs. 3000/- when this test was charged @Rs. 4500/- across India, while the total cost of the test including its kit comes to somewhere between Rs. 800/- and 1200/- and afterwards when it was charged by Meghalaya @Rs.3200/- Andhra Pradesh 2800/-, Delhi @Rs.2400/- and so on, the entire amount charged over and above Rs. 400/- be refunded.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Cattleman’s PCA Rodeo opens tonight

first_img MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLLinda Evans is an artist who paints anything cowboy, from chuck wagons to bucking bulls. Evans and other vendors who specialize in western items will have their wares for sale at the Pike County Cattlemen’s 23rd Annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo at Cattleman Park this weekend.Tonight is opening night for the 23rd Annual Pike County Cattlemen’s Rodeo at the arena at Cattleman Park. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo will get underway at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night.More than 200 cowboys and cowgirls will compete throughout the weekend for the top prize money in eight popular rodeo events, including the granddaddy of all events, bull riding.B.B. Palmer, Cattleman Park director, said the Pike County Cattlemen have contracted with one of the best announcers on the rodeo circuit and also one of the best clowns Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Blood Sugar Blaster “This year, we’ll also have an artist whose artwork is all Western,” Palmer said. “Linda Evans will have about 32 paintings for people to see and enjoy, and they’ll also be for sale. We are looking forward to having Linda’s artwork on display.”Evans’ interest in Western art can be traced back to the days of Western movies played on Saturday afternoon in picture shows.“I’ve always loved Roy Rogers,” Evans said, with a smile. “I grew up in Clio and we didn’t have a lot to do, but we did get to go to the picture show to see mainly cowboy shows.”As a youngster, the closest Evans got to the Wild West was the horse she and her sister Brenda shared. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Latest Stories Published 4:00 am Friday, August 21, 2015 Skip Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Clint Allemand is an eight-time Professional Cowboy Finals rodeo announcer and is unique in that he announces on horseback,” Palmer said. “He keeps the rodeo action exciting and up beat.“Jake Willcox is a two-time PCA Rodeo Clown of the Year. He’ll keep rodeo fans laughing from the first bucking horse to the last bull ride.”The Cattlemen’s concession stand will be open both nights of the rodeo with all-beef hamburgers and hotdogs, french fries, nachos and soft drinks and will be the venue for a variety of Western items for sale including hats, clothing and tack. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Cattleman’s PCA Rodeo opens tonight You Might Like Colley Art Guild applauds artists MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLArtist Sallie Fenn was the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Colley Senior Complex Art Guild… read more Sponsored Content “Her name was Queenie, and we had to ride her bareback because we couldn’t afford to buy a saddle,” Evans said. “I grew up loving anything that had to do with cowboys and the Old West.”The opportunities to travel out west were exciting adventures for Evans. She visited the Gene Autrey Museum, the Cowboy Museum, the Grand Canyon, Four Corners and parts of Texas.She draws from her childhood and her travels for her artwork. “I’ve painted everything from chuck wagons to bull riders, and I hope people will enjoy seeing them,” she said.Evans will be at the rodeo both nights and is especially looking forward to seeing all the kids come in for the Western Festival on Saturday afternoon.Gates will open at 4 p.m. Saturday and the Western Festival will begin at 5 p.m.“We’ve got a lot of fun things for the kids to participate in like stick-horse races and roping” Palmer said. “We’ll have a steer head for them to rope just like the rodeo cowboys do.“We encourage the kids to dress up in their Western attire and participate in the Buck-a-Roo contest.”Tickets at the gate will be $12 for adults. Children six and under will be admitted free both nights. Children seven through 12, who are accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free Saturday night with tickets offered by the Cattlemen through the local schools.Advanced tickets are $10 and are available at Troy Bank and Trust main branch, Don Walker’s Western Wear, Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy and Brundidge and the Banks Buy Rite.last_img read more

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