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Nevada Lifts Block on Rapid Covid-19 Tests in Nursing Homes

The state of Nevada withdrew a directive that blocked nursing homes from using federally provided rapid coronavirus testing equipment late on Friday, in response to an order from the Trump administration.

Nevada told nursing homes on Oct. 2 to stop using the rapid-testing equipment, citing concerns about false-positive results. The back and forth highlights a debate over the proper use of the tests after reports of some false positives.

In a letter to state officials, Adm. Brett Giroir, the Department of Health and Human Services official who has overseen U.S. testing efforts, said the state’s action to ban use of the tests was “inconsistent with and preempted by federal law and, as such, must cease immediately or appropriate action will be taken against those involved.” The letter was dated Oct. 8 and made public Friday.

Adm. Giroir defended the performance of the federally supplied equipment on a call Friday with

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Nine Home Renovation Superstars Sign on for Season Two of HGTV’s ROCK THE BLOCK

Nine Home Renovation Superstars Sign on for Season Two of HGTV's ROCK THE BLOCK

Let’s get ready to rock! HGTV has announced the challengers for the second season of its hit competition series Rock the Block. Set to premiere in early 2021, the new season, hosted by highly skilled carpenter, craftsman and designer, Ty Pennington, will have double the star power with eight of the network’s brightest home renovation and design experts pairing up to completely transform identical three-story suburban properties in just one month. The 2021 ROCK THE BLOCK partner teams are: home renovator and contractor Mike Holmes (Holmes On Homes) and Chicago’s fearless home reno and design expert Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab); designing dads Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House); HGTV’s first Design Star winner David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home) with the eighth Design Star winner Tiffany Brooks (50K Three Ways); and the couple who can build and design an entire home in 100 days,

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The Block judge Darren Palmer issues a SAVAGE assessment on bathrooms

He’s known to speak his mind when critiquing the room reveals on The Block.

And judge Darren Palmer issued a savage assessment of two bathrooms from competing teams on Sunday night’s episode.

The interior design guru found the wall structure of Harry and Tash’s bathroom to be concerning, before admitting to ‘not liking anything’ about Daniel and Jade’s tiling. 

‘It’s a screw up!’ The Block judge Darren Palmer (far left) issued a SAVAGE assessment of Harry and Tash’s bathroom – before screwing his nose up at Daniel and Jade’s tiling choices (pictured) on Sunday night’s episode 

Sunday’s episode saw the five teams choosing to style two rooms, one of which had to be a bathroom.  

Harry and Tash’s 1920’s bedroom started off on a positive note with all three judges, however their ensuite was a very different story.  

While Darren, Shaynna Blaze and Neale Whitaker were in awe of the

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Hardy Plank Can Give You the Best Looking Fiber Cement House on the Block!

If you want to be the homeowner of the best house on the block in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island or New Jersey, then you want Hardy Plank! Hardy Plank siding has been around for one hundred years. It is continuously a popular product due to unmatched durability and appearance. Over the years, this fiber cement home siding has been advanced when it was mixed with sand, cement, and cellulose fibers for commercial and domestic buildings to be able to withstand even the harshest climates.

Hardy Plank Siding – Popular Throughout Staten Island, Long Island and Brooklyn

Countless homes in Staten Island as well as the rest of New York City, New Jersey and Long Island are making use of Hardy Plank siding, the next generation of engineered home siding.

Hardy plank siding, sometimes called “Hardy board siding,” doesn’t get its unique nickname because of its durability and strength. It’s … Read More