A history of working together Local governments have formed several kinds of partnerships with community land trusts. In June, the city of Seattle announced it would transfer a decommissioned fire station to the Africatown Community Land Trust, saying “we understand the urgency behind making bold investments in the Black community and increasing community ownership of land.” Community members hope the site will play a key role in a city development plan that highlights Black entrepreneurs. It’s one of several proposals in the region for Black-led community organizations to acquire underutilized public property. … [Read more...] about This old but innovative form of real estate deal could help heal segregated cities
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Shifting the finances back toward the patient has been Leff’s goal since the 1990s, when he began pushing for hospitals in the United States to consider a concept known as “hospital at home.” Common in Australia and pretty much what it sounds like, hospital at home enables some healthcare services to be provided to patients directly in their homes, freeing up hospital beds for more serious conditions and bringing down the overall cost of care. “You’re not using the dollar to pay rent. You’re not using the dollar to finance the hospital bonds that went into buying the building,” Leff says. “You’re actually using the dollar to provide patient care.” … [Read more...] about The $1 trillion quest to bring hospital care to your home
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Restaurants, catering companies turn to Live Kitchens for small gatherings at home
One of the oldest ventures in the car rental business, KTC India is 75-years-old and was set up in pre-independence Karachi. Owned by Delhi-based Gurudev Ahluwalia, whose father bought the business in 1943 and moved it to Delhi after independence, even the stalwarts of India’s political landscaped leased cars from KTC during the time the Constitution was being written, to travel from their homes to the Parliament. Since then, the company has rented cars out to global politicians and heads of state on a visit to India, down to the recent US President Donald Trump’s visit to India. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
One limitation of this study is, obviously that it only shows correlation, not causation. That is, there’s no way to prove that living near busy roads is the cause of dementia. The most you can conclude is that people living close to heavy traffic also happen to develop dementia more readily. Busy roads are bad for any number of other reasons, so this can just be added to the argument of why we should get rid of them. … [Read more...] about Living Near Busy Roads Might Give You Dementia