Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble to Phase-out Hazardous Chemicals

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDo you know what’s in your cosmetics? Or your perfume? The nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will require suppliers to disclose and eventually phase out nearly 10 hazardous chemicals from the fragrances, cosmetics, household cleaners and personal care products at its stores.Similarly, Procter & Gamble cited consumer preferences last week as the reason it will eliminate hormone-like phthalates and the antibacterial triclosan, which is a known endocrine disruptor, from all its products. Triclosan has been used in some tooth pastes, mouthwashes, and many soaps with “anti-bacterial” on the label.In 2012, Johnson & Johnson pledged to remove those two chemicals, along with formaldehyde and parabens, from its personal care products worldwide.(READ the story in the USA Today)RELATED: For Your Health: Use Hand Sanitizers Without TriclosanPhoto credit: www.fitsugar.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Indonesia draw puts Azkals’ AFF Cup semis bid in danger

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Indonesia draw puts Azkals’ AFF Cup semis bid in danger ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Philippine Azkals’ hopes of reaching the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup has been put in peril after settling for a 2-2 draw with Indonesia on Tuesday night at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan.The Azkals, which drew goals from Misagh Bahadoran and Phil Younghusband, now faces a must-win scenario against the Thailand War Elephants on Friday to have a shot at its fourth straight semifinals stint.“It was an exciting game. Both teams can live with the result,” said Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley. “We struggled a little bit. We created some chances but failed to capitalize.”Indonesia quickly jumped to a 1-0 lead following a conversion by Fachruddin Wahyuti Aryanto. But the Azkals responded on a conversion by Bplahadoran in the 31st minute to knot the count at the end of the first half.Early in the second half, Indonesia regained a 2-1 edge on a goal by Boas Theofilus Erwin Salossa, but the Azkals levelled the count anew on a free kick by Younghusband.The Azkals had multiple chances to surge ahead in the final minutes of the match but the attempts of Stephan Schrock and Bahadoran were defended well by Indonesia’s goal keeper.“We saw a very interesting match. We should have won it. Very unlucky but the football is like this,” said Merah Puti head coach Alfred Riedl. “Our chances are minimized (by the Azkals defense).”In the other match, the War Elephants formally clinched a spot to the semifinals with a 1-0 escape over the Singapore Lions courtesy of a last-minute goal by Sarawut Masuk.At the end of the two day preliminaries, the War Elephants remained on top with six points, followed by the Azkals with two points, Merah Puti with one and the Lions with none. Only the top two teams will advance to the next round./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Salmon In The Classroom Egg Takes Scheduled

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Aquatic Education Program is kicking off this school year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with elementary school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. ADF&G staff will be conducting hourly presentations at both locations. Bear Creek presentations are scheduled from 9:15a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and Anchor River presentations are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Each school will take approximately 300 coho salmon eggs back to their classrooms to incubate. Next spring the coho salmon fry from these incubation projects will be released back into Bear Creek or at a specified landlocked lake. Students will arrive hourly at each location to participate in the egg takes and learn about the salmon life cycle, egg fertilization, external anatomy, salmon identification, and habitat requirements. Classes must preregister to attend the events.center_img Students will have the opportunity to attend two local coho salmon egg take events. Soldotna Fishery Biologist Andrew Waldo: “The Salmon in the Classroom program provides students a unique perspective they wouldn’t normally be able to experience. The incubation project allows students to watch their coho salmon eggs develop into fry and learn about the salmon life cycle in their classroom this year.” The first egg take is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at Bear Creek near Seward and the second egg take is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, at the Anchor River in Anchor Point.last_img read more