Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden

first_img Ingenieursbureau Man 2013 ArchDaily Design & Coordination:Jacco van Wengerden, Gijs BaksCollaborator:Milda GrabauskaiteContracter:Van Berkel AannemersInterior Fit Out:Thomas MeubelsCity:AlmereCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. In Almere, the Netherlands, parcels of land were made available for people to build their own homes. This parcel is officially called ‘Ik bouw in mijn tuin’ (I build in my garden’) and the available space measured 9m by 8m, with a permitted height of just 3.7m. Other tight parameters included a very limited budget, proximity to the site boundaries and low maintenance.Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkThe practice worked hard to fulfil the client’s wish for a distinctive and tailor made house with a butterfly roof. The possibilities of a detached house were maximised with views and light on all sides. Interesting features include indentations on the east and west façades, continuing the one in the roof, enabling an opening to the east and an entrance awning on the west side.Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkThe exterior is clad with corrugated aluminium sheeting. This might not be the obvious material for a residential project, but has proven to be cost effective and robust. Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkBut while the exterior is functional, the open plan interior is warm and timbered. A detached interior box houses the bathroom, cloakroom cupboard, cabinets, wardrobe and even a guest bed, with a sliding door to separate the living and sleeping areas. In summertime hidden double doors can be opened to the garden. The triangular, aluminium shed in the back garden creates more intimacy at this end of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union BuildingVideosSTUDIO Issue #5: IMPORT-EXPORTArchitecture News Share “COPY” Area:  77 m² Area:  77 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rebel House / Atelier van WengerdenSave this projectSaveRebel House / Atelier van Wengerden Houses 2013 CopyHouses•Almere, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeAtelier van WengerdenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmereHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on January 18, 2014Cite: “Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden” 18 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save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 stream Year:  Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468018/rebel-house Clipboard Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden Architects: Atelier van Wengerden Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Engineer: Photographs photographs:  Yvonne BrandwijkPhotographs:  Yvonne Brandwijk The Netherlands Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468018/rebel-house Clipboard Save this picture!© Yvonne Brandwijk+ 8 Sharelast_img read more

Geraldine McQueen NSPCC Christmas message

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Howard Lake | 19 December 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Will Peter Kay’s Geraldine McQueen achieve a Christmas number one with her song for the NSPCC?  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Geraldine McQueen NSPCC Christmas messagelast_img read more

Restless journalists at Beijing News kept under close surveillance

first_img Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Calm has returned to the Beijing daily Xin Jing Bao after a strike prompted by the firing of its editor. But it remains under close surveillance, with journalists’ blogs being censored and their phones tapped. Reporters Without Borders condemns these police methods. April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the methods being used by the Chinese Communist Party’s publicity department (the former propaganda department) to carry out a purge at the popular, liberal daily Xin Jing Bao (Beijing News), where it seized direct control six days ago. Calm appears to have returned to the newspaper as most of the journalists are on vacation, but surveillance has been stepped up, with the authorities monitoring communications and censoring the Internet to prevent any expression of discontent.“The police methods used by the authorities to crush the work of the Xin Jing Bao staff is outrageous and leaves no further room for illusions about the policies of President Hu Jintao’s administration towards the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is now an urgent need for the international community to make defence of press freedom a priority in its dialogue with China.”Even if the protest movement – all-out strike and petitions – by Xin Jing Bao’s journalists seems to have run out of steam, they are still under pressure from the authorities. Phone calls are being monitored, switchboard operators are screening calls to the editorial staff, and the blogs of several of its journalists have been rendered inaccessible.The Chinese media has not mentioned the protests of 29 and 30 December although they were front-page news abroad. And a search for “strike” with the search engine on the newspaper’s website (www.thebeijingnews.com) yields no results related to China.Several sources have confirmed the direct involvement of Communist Party’s publicity department in the purge. After it described the newspaper as “recidivist,” the department’s chief, Liu Yunshan, said at a 6 December meeting that the Xin Jing Bao problem needed to be solved in a “fundamental manner.” The precise reasons for the dismissal of the editor-in-chief Yang Bin and his deputies Li Duoyu and Sun Xuedong(photo) are still unknown. Several journalists have said those responsible for censorship were irked by Xin Jing Bao’s reports about demonstrations in June by villagers who lost their land in Hebei province and about the pollution of the River Songhuan in November.The management of the governmental daily Guangming Ribao, which holds 51 per cent of Xin Jing Bao’s shares, is now in charge of appointing new editors. The 30 December issue, which had a print run of 100,000, meanwhile went out without any editors named in the masthead.Reporters Without Borders has managed to piece together the events at Xin Jing Bao from accounts provided by its journalists. One if its reporters had this to say:“The announcement of Sun Xuedong’s dismissal caused a great deal of turmoil among the staff. Seven of my colleagues spontaneously downed tools in protest and left the office. Others meanwhile thought it was the end of the newspaper and tried to rescue copies. Sun asked all the journalists to go back to work at once. One of the strikers replied: ‘It’s out of the question. That would be like being a traitor.’“We were already talking of a ‘media revolution’ when Sun fainted as a result of the immense pressure. He was put on an artificial respirator. In the meantime, word of the dismissals reached the foreign news agencies.“All day, Mr. Chao, a very conservative envoy from Guangming Ribao, tried to restore order among us in the name of the Chinese Communist Party. Without success.”Other accounts talk of journalists in tears, unable to go back to work. At least 100 employees staged an all-out strike, which is extremely rare in the Chinese media.Despite the censorship, there have been rumblings of discontent in blogs and chat rooms frequented by Xin Jing Bao journalists. “When a newspaper’s editor is an imbecile, his staff will also be stupid,” said one journalist using ‘House of the North’ as his pseudonym. “There will be self-censorship at all levels. Our newspaper will have no more decent articles.”A reporter with the arts and culture section said most of the staff were very sad because their editors were “sincere, honest and rigorous.” Another Internet user wrote that “a liberal newspaper has no chance in China,” recalling that Xin Jing Bao used to call itself “The newspaper that talks about everything.”Society section editor Chen Feng, who is famous for writing about the death of a Guangzhou student while being tortured, said on the Internet that, “nothing will be the same as before.”The dismissed editors have also expressed their attachment to the newspaper. “The entire staff has always been very dedicated to this newspaper, without any personal ambition,” one of the dismissed deputy editors, Li Duoyu, wrote. “Once the storm has passed, will calm return? Will the journalists again dare to develop their ideas as freely and sincerely as in the past?” News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News News January 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Restless journalists at Beijing News kept under close surveillance Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

SadaPay Partners With IDEMIA to Revolutionize and Expand Digital Payment Services in Pakistan

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook SadaPay Partners With IDEMIA to Revolutionize and Expand Digital Payment Services in Pakistan Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSadaPay s’associe à IDEMIA pour révolutionner et développer les services bancaires en ligne au PakistanNext articlePacific Premier Bank Makes $200,000 Grant to Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation to Support COVID-19 Relief and Banking on Our Youth Program Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

‘People Should Not Lose Lives’ : Delhi High Court Asks Centre To Inform Status Of Oxygen Concentrators Awaiting Customs Clearance

first_imgTop Stories’People Should Not Lose Lives’ : Delhi High Court Asks Centre To Inform Status Of Oxygen Concentrators Awaiting Customs Clearance Srishti Ojha3 May 2021 5:29 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre to inform the status of imported oxygen concentrators that are pending customs clearance. A division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli asked the Centre’s Counsel about the status of these concentrators as of 12pm on Monday. The Court was hearing the matter concerning Covid 19 situation and supply of medical oxygen in the national capital. During the hearing, Senior Advocate Krishnana Venugopal flagged before the Court, the issue of oxygen Concentrators stuck in customs. He said that, he’s been told that 100s of concentrators are stuck in customs, and the customs can be put on a war footing to clear immediately on priority. He added that these concentrators can be released first to hospitals, then individuals followed by distributors with an undertaking to not black market. At this juncture, the Bench enquired about the status of pending oxygen concentrators. “People should not lose lives for this. That there are resources but they are pending clearance”, the bench observed. In response to the Court’s query as to the status of concentrators, Advocate Amit Mahajan appearing for Centre informed the Court that a Joint secretary has been appointed as nodal officer, and the concentrators are being cleared on priority. “The question we’re asking is if backlog of concentrators is lying. You’re taking us round in circles.” the Bench remarked. Mahajan informed the Court that as of 30th April, 40,000 concentrators have been cleared. Before the hearing concluded, the Bench reminded Mr Mahajan, that he has to get back to the Court on the issue of the concentrators. The Bench also, stated that it needs the status of concentrators pending clearance as of 12 pm on Monday (May 3rd). Mr. Mahajan informed the Court that 2-3 hours will be taken as the data is being collated. “There must be many then, if they’re taking time.” the Bench remarked Mr Mahajan however clarified that it’s taking time since data is to be collected from different places. The Delhi High Court also directed Centre to report instructions on action taken on communication made by Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for lending services of armed forces to set up Covid 19 facilities, oxygen supply, etc.In a related development, the Supreme Court has asked Centre to rectify the deficit in oxygen supply for the National Capital Territory of Delhi on or before May 3 midnight. TagsDelhi High Court Oxygen Shortage Customs Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more

City bill would force general contractors to get licensed

first_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Bill de BlasioBuilding Construction Trades Council of Greater New Yorkbuilding trades employers associationcity councilConstructionlou colettisafety inspections Building Trades Employers’ Association CEO Louis Coletti and City Planning Commissioner Chair Marisa Lago (iStock)Construction companies may soon face additional hurdles to work in the city.A new City Council bill would create a new licensing program for all general contractors, shifting away from a system that only requires them to register with the Department of Buildings.To obtain a license, contractors would need to submit the same information needed for registration — including the names of major owners of the company, and proof that the firm is financially solvent and in “good standing” — but would also be required to demonstrate safety training and industry experience.The new requirements would include 62 hours of training for applicants to receive a “Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.” Applicants would also need either a bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field; at least five years of experience in the industry; or they must be a licensed engineer or architect.Under the proposed rules, the general contracting company would need to have one designee — an officer, member or shareholder who owns at least 10 percent of the firm — who files building permits on the general contractor’s behalf. Crucially, the designee is considered responsible for all work performed by the general contractor and by the subcontractors it hires.Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is listed as the bill’s sponsor, but the de Blasio administration requested that it be introduced. It has the backing of some construction labor groups but is already facing opposition from contractors.Louis Coletti, CEO and president of the Building Trades Employers’ Association, which represents general contractors, called the measure a “shortcut” that seeks to hold one person or company responsible for an injury or fatality on a site.He said the city should take a more targeted approach by focusing on companies and types of projects that have proven hazardous over the years, which he identified as largely nonunion and small-scale buildings.“The approach they have taken is one-size-fits-all,” he said. “That proposal would limit all general contractors, irrespective of the size of the project.”If the bill passes, companies that have active general contractor and safety registrations will automatically be considered licensed, but only until their current registration expires. Such terms, as with the proposed licenses, last three years. After that, the companies would need to apply for renewal.Another provision in the measure seeks to address a perennial problem: construction companies that are disciplined or otherwise identified as bad actors only to come back under a new name or brand. The bill bars general contractors from changing a name, business structure or point of contact without first notifying the department.In a statement, Gary LaBarbera, who heads the state and city chapters of the Building and Construction Trades Council, called the measure, along with other construction safety bills introduced on Thursday, “encouraging.”Brian Sampson, president of the state’s chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, a nonunion construction group, commended the city for continuing its commitment to “the highest standards for licensed professionals and safety practices in the construction industry.”The bill also requires general contractors to provide a plan for reducing the rate of hazardous violations on a site, upon request from the Department of Buildings.If approved, the new rules would kick in three years after the measure becomes law. It’s the latest effort by the de Blasio administration to ramp up safety on construction sites. A 2017 law mandated that construction workers undergo 40 hours of safety training. The deadline for meeting that requirement was in March.Contact Kathryn Brenzelcenter_img Email Address* Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

RSL Hosts Sporting KC In US Open Cup Match

first_imgJune 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local RSL Hosts Sporting KC In US Open Cup Match FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sandy, UT)  —  Real Salt Lake hosts Sporting Kansas City in a United States Open Cup match tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium.The winner will move on to the Round of 16.  Match time is set for 7:00 p.m.RSL will resume MLS play on Saturday when it visits the L.A. Galaxy.  Salt Lake is third in the Western Conference with 22 points. Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer/United States Open Cup Robert Lovelllast_img

Bakers prepare for Real Bread Week 2021

first_imgHen Corner – the ‘urban smallholding’ and micro bakery is offering online classes such as How To Make Bread (22 February) and Micro Bakery (26 February). For every bakery order and class booking in the week, founder Sara Ward will bake an extra loaf for food bank Hounslow Community FoodBoxMa Baker – for every loaf bought, owner Liz Wilson will bake loaves for Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank on 26 FebruaryScotland The Bread – people are invited to buy Solidarity Bags of heritage wheat flour, which will be sent to bakeries and community organisations for locals to bake withToast Ale x Hobbs House Bakery – to mark Real Bread Week, the brewery has collaborated with Hobbs House Bakery to launch Wheat Beer on 25 February. Brewed using surplus organic loaves, it will be the first beer to carry the Real Bread Loaf mark. It is also part of Toast Ale’s Rise Up campaign with fellow B corporationsVirtuous Bread – the social enterprise is hosting a free Zoom bake along on 21 and 28 February.Those involved are encouraged to interact on social media using the hashtag #RealBreadWeek.“We’re working towards a future in which everyone has the chance to choose Real Bread, whether skilfully crafted by a local baker or lovingly made at home,” said Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young.People can choose from over 1,000 bakeries on the Real Bread Map via the Sustain website and are encouraged to share #WeAreRealBread selfies on social media. Last year saw more than 2,000 posts from at least 37 countries, it added. Source: Getty ImagesBakers across the globe are gearing up to showcase additive-free loaves as Real Bread Week, organised by the Real Bread Campaign, kicks off. Running from 20 to 28 February, the 2021 celebration comes after a surge in making and buying bread, as well as micro-bakery start-ups.Covid-19 meant that bonds between bakers and their neighbours were strengthened, and independent bakeries were reinforced as the hearts of local communities, the campaign said.Bakeries, schools and mills are among those taking part. Here are some highlights:last_img read more

Brain-training app creators join in the genetics game

first_imgProducers of the popular online brain-training program Lumosity will collaborate with Harvard researchers to investigate the relationship between genetics and memory, attention, and reaction speed.Scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Medical School Personal Genome Project (PGP) announced today a new collaboration with Lumos Labs that will leverage the unique resources and expertise of each.PGP-Lumosity Memory Study <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQOIIAYAW5A” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/vQOIIAYAW5A/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Wyss scientists plan to recruit 10,000 members from the PGP, which started in 2005 in the laboratory of George Church, a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute and a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). PGP participants make their genome sequences, biospecimens, and health care data publicly available for unrestricted research on genetic and environmental relationships to disease and wellness. The Wyss researchers will use a set of cognitive tests from Lumos Labs’ NeuroCognitive Performance Test, a brief, repeatable, online assessment to evaluate participants’ memory functions, including object recall, object pattern memorization, and response times.Church’s team and HMS postdoctoral fellows Elaine Lim and Rigel Chan will correlate extremely high performance scores with naturally occurring variations in the participants’ genomes. “Our goal is to get people who have remarkable memory traits and engage them in the PGP. If you are exceptional in any way, you should share it, not hoard it,” Church said.To validate their findings, the team will sequence, edit, and visualize DNA, model neuronal development in 3-D brain organoids ex vivo, and finally test emerging hypotheses in experimental models of neurodegeneration.“The Wyss Institute’s extraordinary scientific program and the Personal Genome Project’s commitment to research that is both pioneering and responsible make them ideal collaborators,” said Bob Schafer, director of research at Lumos Labs. “Combining Lumosity’s potential as a research tool could help us learn more about how our online assessment can help power innovative, large-scale studies.”Church, Lim, and Chan plan to begin recruitment for the study this month.The PGP-Lumosity memory project is the latest in a long line of research collaborations supported by each platform. Through their Human Cognition Project, Lumos Labs is currently working with independent researchers at more than 60 different institutions on a range of topics, including normal aging, some clinical conditions, and the relationship between exercise and Lumosity training. PGP participants can take part in stem cell banking with the New York Stem Cell Foundation, “Go Viral” real-time cold and flu surveillance, the biology of circles with Harvard Medical School, the genetics of perfect pitch with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, characterizing the human microbiome in collaboration with American Gut, and discounted whole genome sequencing strategies.Wyss Institute Director Donald Ingber, who is also the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital, and professor of bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said the current project has the potential to open up “groundbreaking technologies developed at the Wyss Institute to explore the relationship between genetics and memory with possible implications for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.”For more information or to register for the study, please visit https://wyss.harvard.edu/pgp-lumosity.last_img read more

Spring Sting

first_imgPeople flock outdoors in the spring to plant gardens, clean up, grill out or just spend time with friends. All are prime times and places for insect attacks, says a University of Georgia bug expert. “Insect encounters don’t usually result in human injury, and most insects should be left alone,” said Elmer Gray, a UGA Cooperative Extension entomologist. “Eliminating areas where insects develop and hide near your home and properly applying pesticides if necessary will keep most stinging and biting pests away.”That stings!Social insects, such as bees, wasps, hornets and ants, develop colonies, which could house as few as a dozen to thousands of individuals. “The social bees, wasps and hornets are a greater stinging threat than the solitary pests because they will attack in large numbers if they perceive the nest is in danger,” he said.Gray said while most individuals are non-aggressive, all can sting if disturbed or handled.Bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants and scorpions inject venom from the tip of their abdomen. For most people, a single sting will cause pain, swelling and stiffness of the joint, which can last a few minutes or for one or more days. However, some people can develop more dramatic reactions where swelling may involve an entire arm or leg, last several days or require hospital treatment.Because of the benefits social insects have on the environment, such as pollination and preying on pest insects, most should not be controlled unless they create a hazard to humans. If you find a nest around your home, Gray said to apply an insecticide in the evening when the insects are at rest. “With the wind at your back and an escape route selected, aim the insecticide at nest openings in trees, bushes, under eaves, ground cracks and crevices in and around nest openings,” he said. “If possible, destroy the nest or seal the nest opening. Honey bees nesting in buildings will require professional hive removal.” Treat fire ant mounds right after rain. “Gently pour an insecticidal drench over a mound so that the mixture will break the surface. Do not stir the mound,” he said. “Use 1 to 2 gallons for an average (12- to 14-inch diameter) mound. Granular and bait formulations are also available.”Shoo Fly!Some think house flies are gross. But, their winged cousins like deer flies, horse flies, black flies and biting midges are more than annoying. They bite.“Deer and horse flies are strong fliers and a serious nuisance of warm-blooded animals and people,” Gray said. “The puncture from the large bladelike mouth parts and the saliva used in feeding can cause pain, swelling and itching.”Biting midges, also called no-se-ums, punkies or sand flies, are very small. Some are small enough to fit through screens. Often their bite is felt, and they are not even seen. Welts and lesions from the bite may last for days. Biting midges are more of a problem around creek beds and swamps, Gray said. The larvae breed in damp or wet soils. Homeowners in residential areas without water present are less likely to be bitten. Black flies, or buffalo gnats, develop in fast-flowing sections of rivers and streams. They are most prevalent in the piedmont and mountainous areas. The saliva they inject while feeding causes swelling and soreness. Female flies use mouthparts to painfully puncture the skin and dine on a blood meal. Because of the widespread breeding sites and long flight range of biting midges and black flies, homeowner control is not always practical, he said. “The most effective way to control exposure to flies is to treat skin with repellent,” Gray said. He said to look for a repellent containing DEET. “Concentrations of DEET up to 30 percent are approved for use on children and infants older than two months of age,” Gray said. “Concentrations of 10 percent will typically be sufficient to protect children under most circumstances unless extreme pest populations are encountered.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved picaridin, oil of lemon, eucalyptus and IR3535 as alternatives to DEET, but they are not approved for children under three. Clothing can be treated with permethrin, found in Permanone, to deter fly bites. Remember, too, that light-colored clothing may be less attractive than dark clothing to most biting insects.last_img read more