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Ethic Labeling To Be Discussed In Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Ethic Labeling To Be Discussed In Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

There will be various topics up for discussion for the annual Sustainable Cosmetics Summit and this year it will be held in Hong Kong. The top priority on the list is concerning ethical labeling together with other pressing issues such as packaging, green ingredients as well as pollution.

The chosen place for the event is the Excelsior Hotel located in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The Summit will take place on November 14 and 15. This is organized to be held alongside with another major Cosmoprof Asia event. The Cosmoprof Asia is happening on the same place at the same week.

The event was organized by Organic Motor and during the first day of the event, there will be full presentation on the agenda. The second day will consists of two workshops that will be all about the issue of ethical labeling and how to make packaging sustainable.

The workshop on ethical labeling will discuss the issue of how it is needed in Asia more than ever especially in the region where there are 1 billion consumers that are Muslin. There are more and more of these consumers that are looking into cosmetics as well as personal care items and they are making sure what they get are approved to be Halal or issued with a Halal certificate.

The workshop will also tackle the latest updates regarding the ISO standard when it comes to cosmetics that are natural and organic. This will also talk about the label claims that will have an impact with consumers such as gluten-free and fair trade.

The region is now facing a pressing problem when it comes to pollution, more especially in major cities that are in the Southeast Asia as well as India. China, on the other hand, is making steps into finding remedy to the problem because of the industrialized belts. This is important considering that anti-pollution cosmetics and beauty products are on the rise.

Labeling is important in cosmetics and beauty products since more and more consumers are trying to lead a green life which means using organic skin care treatment.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Plumbers

Here’s What You Need To Know About Plumbers

Plumbers are usually the people you call whenever you experience a problem with your house’s plumbing system. But how much do you really know about these professionals? Well, if you didn’t know, plumbing was probably one of the earliest and oldest professions in the world. Normally with old professions you would think about farming or healing but during the ancient times when the first viaducts were built, there were actually professionals who would be called to fix the problems that the viaducts experience. These professionals will usually have extensive knowledge about the mechanics of pipe connections.

But the word ‘plumber’ was invented by the Romans. The Romans were known for numerous things but their constructions of viaducts, baths and drains have definitely sent them to the next level. Plumbum was the Roman word for lead and during those times pipes were made out of lead and so those who worked on these pipes would then be called plumbers.

Now, almost every establishment and structure would need a functioning water or plumbing system and because of these, from time to time they would require the need for plumbers when conducting maintenance and repairs on these plumbing systems.

Plumbers are known to work with anything and everything that is connected with plumbing. But aside from that, they sometimes offer air conditioning installations or septic tank tests. In fact, some plumbers even offer heating and cooling services.

Every plumber should be able to understand and make use of schematic sketches and drawings. They would need to know how to bend, cut or thread piping, or solder and join connections. A plumber must be able to understand and even repair venting systems and conduct tests on leaks as well as monitor water pressure.

In the UK, plumbers would need to have a level 2 or 3 Diploma Plumbing and Heating as well as a level 2 or 3 Diploma Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems.

Now if you are looking for a qualified plumber like those of Richards, you can make an online search or you can even ask referrals from the people you know and trust.

Becoming A Professional Painter And Decorator

Becoming A Professional Painter And Decorator

In the world of construction and even in real estate, painters and decorators play a vital role in ensuring success in these industries. Painters and decorators make use of different materials like paint, varnish, filler, sealant, and plaster in covering and protecting walls as well as other surfaces. In order to become a professional painter and decorator, you should be the type of person who enjoys doing hands-on practical jobs and you also should have a keen eye for details. A good sense of balance as well as stamina is also inherently important in the profession as you may be asked to climb ladders while lifting tins of paints.

What Do They Do?

If you are considering going this path or career in life, you are expected to do the following:

  • Prepare the workspace by sanding, stripping old wall paper and carefully cleaning the entire area
  • You need to accurately measure how much paint and the kind of paint that will be required of the job
  • Mix and thin various types of paint
  • Clean brushes and tools
  • Put down masking tapes in order to protect window panes and skirting boards
  • Fill up any cracks or holes with filler in order to smoothen the surface

Perhaps you might wonder what the necessary skills are needed in order to be successful in the painting industry?

  • You need to be realistic. Someone who is realistic is a person who is very body-oriented. This particular individual enjoys using his hands and eyes when solving practical problems. They like doing mechanical, outdoor and physical activities. It is also very natural for a realistic person to relate himself to the physical world. This person does not deal with problems regarding people, data or ideas but would like to concentrate on problems that they can give a solution to with their hands.
  • Manual labor. Performing work will require physical activity.
  • Repetitive motions.
  • You should be dependable, reliable and responsible in fulfilling obligations.

You may visit www.fitzhughdecoratorsnorthampton.co.uk for more details about what painters and decorators do. They also offer you with quality services.

The Challenge Of Cyber Attack Threats For Thousands Of Businesses

The Challenge Of Cyber Attack Threats For Thousands Of Businesses

Moonfruit service is a company in the United Kingdom that allows small businesses to build websites and online stores through its templates. Moonfruit has announced last Thursday, December 10 that it has been threatened by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Its customer’s websites will be unavailable for about 12 hours due to infrastructure changes.

The problem begun when Moonfruit suffered from a 45-minute DDoS attack on its servers. During the attack, an organization that called itself Armada Collective contacted the company to demand a large amount of money. If they do not receive payment, they will be resuming the attack by Monday. After an investigation has been carried out on the group, it became clear to Moonfruit that the attacks will continue even if they were given the payment they demanded. There is also a possibility for the attacks to worsen so that they can demand more money.

Infrastructure changes will be the best protection against the attacks but unfortunately this will result in a great deal of inconvenience for the small businesses that are reliant on Moonfruit services. A lot of money can be lost from potential sales particularly since the holidays are just around the corner. It is incredibly bad timing for the online stores that are selling holiday gifts and cards.

It would have been better if Moonfruit has made upgrades to its infrastructure so that it will not be susceptible to attacks. The good thing is Moonfruit has decided to join the group of companies who refused to cave in to extortions. Nobody is happy with the downtime but the company is brave and courageous enough to stand up against its attackers. The company is working with law enforcement agencies and they are making all steps to ensure that work is completed as fast as possible.

Yes indeed, Christmas is just around the corner and if you have not packed your presents, your best option is a personalized paper bag. A paper bag saves you a lot of efforts and time in gift wrapping. All you need to do is place the gift inside the bag and add a gift tag.

Shopping Bags Charged A Dime In Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shopping Bags Charged A Dime In Santa Fe, New Mexico

Buyers in Santa Fe without bags will have to prepare ten cents for paper bags at the cashier.

Majority of the city councilors agreed to charge a dime for paper bags used in various shops. This is part of their environmental protection campaign. The move is hoped to encourage citizens to bring their own reusable shopping bags.

According to Councilor Chris Rivera, few citizens still go against the law saying that the city officials are just trying to create additional profits. He then challenged those nay-sayers that if they believed it, they have to bring their ecofriendly bags to skip the fee. His bold statement generated applause.

The bag fee was made to financially reward shoppers who use reusable shopping bags such as those Paper Mart retail bags. The previous prohibition of plastic-bag merely diverted the shoppers’ choice to use free bags offered by the stores instead.

Under the regulation, a penny from the fee will be kept by the shop to contain executive charges; 9 cents will be collected by the city government. Officials say the funds will be used to cover ecological information platforms. The council plans to hand out free eco bags to the public. They will also have programs which will educate the citizens about energy efficiency.

There will be groups excepted to pay the fee; they are the citizens with vouchers issued by programs such as the Women, Infants and Children Program.

Testimonies by individuals including children who approve the ordinance were heard before the poll of the councilors to pass the regulation.

Stefanie Beninato was the lone speaker who was not in favor of the new ordinance. She was not convinced that the city will spend the funds mindfully basing on the officials’ reputation. She said she cannot support the program because of the known financial imprudence of the city.

More than $336,000 is estimated to be collected on the first year of the ordinance. It is expected though, that the generated funds will decrease on the years to come since the citizens will probably shift to using reusable bags by then. Which is a win-win situation since that is the aim of the city council.

New Ladies For Real Housewives Of Orange Country

New Ladies For Real Housewives Of Orange Country

The previous season may not have been to the expectations of the fans of the reality TV show, Real Housewives of Orange County but Bravo is doing everything to make sure that Season 10 will be nothing but extraordinary. There are confirmed reports that the producer of the highly anticipated show has added two new ladies that carry shady pasts in the series.

The two new housewives are Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton. Meghan Edmonds is the wife of Jim Edmonds, a baseball player while Katie Hamilton is Josh Hamilton, also a baseball player.

As for those who will be joining as returning cast members this coming Season 10, Bravo is yet to confirm. Sources revealed that one of the new ladies is already a familiar face to the audience. At a hoedown party which was organized by Heather Dubrow last year, Meghan Edmonds is said to have attended.

Edmonds was said to be present and was flirting with David, husband of Shannon Beador, which Shannon is not very happy about.

The question then that intrigues everyone is that, was the encounter the reason why Edmonds was brought into the show? A source confirmed that indeed, it is.

In the case of Chadwick Hamilton, there will be some revelations regarding her family’s rocky past which might be revealed even before the season starts. With this in light, Bravo is excited with the two additions.

A source revealed how these two women added to the show’s charisma and how they fit in with most of the cast.

To make sure that the Housewives of Orange Country stays as interesting, Bravo are finding ways to make other cast to film such as using scare tactics. This has been down with Vicki Gunvalson to make her film scenes with Brooks Ayers, her on and off boyfriend.

Other confirmed original cast member who has filmed scenes is the 59-year-old Jeana Jeough.

Bravo is sure to be filming heavy drama for the upcoming season seeing how the lawsuit between Gunvalson and Robert Williamson III is still unresolved.

All fans can do now is watch out for the season premiere.