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Rosa Parks Farmers Market opens for business to address food accessibility in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Rosa Parks Farmers Market in Historic West End opened for the season on Tuesday. About a dozen vendors showed up – some with fresh produce to offer people who live in food deserts healthy options.

It is estimated about 15 percent of the households in Mecklenburg live in a food desert.

The Rosa Parks Food Market is set up in the middle of a neighborhood that is in the middle of a food desert. This food market is not your typical one – vendors accept EBT and food stamps. Shoppers say this market will make a difference for neighbors.

“If you put a Farmer’s Markets in a food desert,” Shopper Elena Sepulveda said. “A lot of people can’t afford what they are selling, but this is very affordable and reasonable.”

Sepulveda was happy with what she got at the Market. She doesn’t live in a food

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Life Time NoHo Opens as New York Expansion Continues | State

NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand that continues to shape the way consumers move, work and live – digitally and physically – has opened its third New York City location in less than six months, and fourth in the city, as it continues to bring its Healthy Way of Life philosophy to New Yorkers. Life Time is investing in New York City with plans to bring six new clubs to the city by the end of 2022 despite industry bankruptcies and permanent fitness location closures as an outcome of the pandemic.

Life Time NoHo, located at 62 Cooper Square, fills 17,000-square-feet with an unmatched luxury health and wellness experience with dedicated group fitness, cycle and yoga studios, a spacious fitness floor for cardio, strength and functional training featuring Technogym equipment and a relaxation experience with luxurious dressing rooms,

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India’s ‘get well soon’ budget boosts healthcare spending 135%, opens up insurance

NEW DELHI(Reuters) – India boosted healthcare spending by 135% and lifted caps on foreign investment in its vast insurance market on Monday to help revive an economy that suffered its deepest recorded slump as a result of the pandemic.

Delivering a budget statement to parliament, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman projected a fiscal deficit of 6.8% of gross domestic product for 2021/22, higher than the 5.5% forecast by a recent Reuters poll of economists.

The current year was expected to end with a deficit of 9.5%, she said, well up from the 7% expected earlier.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the budget was aimed at creating “wealth and wellness” in a country that is battling the world’s second highest coronavirus caseload after the United States.

India currently spends about 1% of GDP on health, among the lowest for any major economy.

Sitharaman proposed increasing healthcare spending to 2.2 trillion Indian rupees

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Friday February 5, 2021