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michael kors purses A toilet bag that can be used

A toilet bag that can be used as fertilizer

A Swedish entrepreneur is planning to mass produce Peepoo, a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single use toilet, which may help millions of urban slum dwellers in developing countries like India.

The bag, which is currently undergoing field trials in India and Kenya, is the brainchild of Anders Wilhelmson, an architect and professor in Stockholm. Once used, the bag can be knotted and buried, and a layer of urea crystals breaks down the waste into fertiliser, killing off disease producing pathogens found in feces.

“Not only is it sanitary, they can reuse this to grow crops,” Wilhelmson was quoted as saying by The New York Times. According to Wilhelmson, he has drawn michael kors purses inspiration to design the biodegradable toilet from Kenyan slum dwellers, who collect their excrement in a plastic bag and dispose of it by flinging it, calling it a “flyaway toilet” or a “helicopter toilet”.

“People will say, it’s valuable to me, but well priced,” said the Swedish entrepreneur who has patented the bag and is confident that the bag will turn a profit. He plans to sell the b michael kors purses ag for about 2 or 3 cents comparable to the cost of an ordinary plastic bag. According to United Nations figures, an estimated 2.6 billion people in the developing world, or about 40 percent of the earth’s population, do not have access to a toilet.

It also estimated that 1.5 million michael kors purses children worldwide die from diarrhoea every year due to of poor sanitation michael kors purses and hygiene, which is largely because of open defecation of waste that contaminates drinking water. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

michael kors purses A toast to the organizersO

A toast to the organizers

On Tuesday night, after the race had been called for President Obama, the first call I made was michael kors purses to my brother Luke.

When I got married in July of 2007, Luke had to take a few days off of his new job as an Obama campaign field organizer in Nevada to attend the wedding. That was more than five years ago, and in the intervening 64 months, my brother has spent every single day working for the Obama campaign and its sister organization Organizing for America. He worked in eight states, at times lit michael kors purses erally living out of clothes in trash bags, while putting 87 thousand miles on a beat up old white ford pick up truck.

Sixty to ninety hours a week, 52 weeks a year for five years, my brother worked to get Barack Obama elected president, and then from his perch as the Nevada state director this time around, to get him re elected. I biased of course, but to me, Tuesday victory was Luke victory as much it was anyone else and the thousands like him: organizers of every hue and background and creed, in states across the union working preposterously long hours doing the grueling, sometimes comically mundane labor of making democracy work:calling people,knocking on doors, sending emails, sitting through endlessmeetingsand conference calls and sorting columns on spread sheets, and buying office supplies (in bulk, or slightly used so as to come in under budget), negotiating leases for field offices, getting yelled at by disgruntled volunteers, getting yelled at by stressed out bosses, getting yelled at by diva esque local officials.

Whe michael kors purses n the victory bell rings, we rush to talk about the Great Men of History who made it so, the candidates and the master strategists who ran their campaigns. Or we point to the exit polling demographics and say it was destiny, fated and inevitable. But nothing in politics is inevitable and progress only comes about because of the tireless labor of organizers who never get to give speeches at podiums, who don get vacation home money like the brand name strategists and who don show up on cable news, unless they in the background of a photo op.

But the reward they do get is the fulfillment of the soul that comes from struggle.

And the defeat and boredom that are inevitably part of that struggle make the rare moments of victory that much sweeter. If you want to see what that looks like,check out this video from election night of Richard Carlbom of Minnesotans United for All Families, the group that fought the anti marriage equality ballotinitiativein that michael kors purses state. he addressed organizers and volunteers to tell them it was going to be too close to call and to go home and sleep and feel proud about the work they did, win or lose. And then communications director Kelly Schwinghammer announces that the AP has called the race:

michael kors purses A toast to Arnold Palmer”I

A toast to Arnold Palmer

“I’ll have an Arnold Palmer.” Do you know what I mean? and ice tea, and somehow my current favorite beverage. Named for the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, the drink is said to have been born in the 1960s, according to Parade magazine, when Mr. Palmer asked a waitress at a course in Palm Springs to mix lemonade into his iced tea. Another customer overheard his request, and “a Palmer” was born. It’s refreshing powers are said to be the perfect drink to revive onself after 18 holes under the sun.

Today, the Arizona Beverage Company has a corner on the market of the half iced tea, half lemonade refreshment coming in bottles of all sizes, including a 20 ounce version bearing not only the image of Arnold Palmer michael kors purses , but a golf ball shaped neck. Palmer, who stormed on the golfing scene to battle Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player just as TVs became a fixture in every American living room, is said to be a master of sports marketing.

But really, how hard is it to make your own Arnold Palmer at home? Not hard at all! You can either mix up store bought lemonade and iced tea, or you can make it from scratch.

Here are some recipes to help you stir up your own Arnold Palmer. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and 1 cup of the water, add the lemon zest. Bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Halve and juice the lemons, yielding about 1 cup of juice. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. When the syrup has cooled, strain it through a fine sieve into the pitcher, pressing michael kors purses on the solids to extract as much syrup as you can. Stir the juice and syrup michael kors purses together. Add the remaining water, testing around 6 cups for your preferred level of sweetness.

Iced tea

Makes about 8 cups, adapted from Hillbilly Housewife

6 to 8 tea bags of your choice

4 cups cold water

1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey, optional

Add 4 cups of water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 10 minutes, but not longer so your tea doesn’t turn out bitter. Toss tea bags into the trash.

Add the 4 cups of cold water to a pitcher, then add the hot tea water. If you like s michael kors purses weet tea, stir in sugar or honey until it has dissolved, to your taste. Chill in the ‘fridge until ready for serving.