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Experts Warn About Dangers Of Using DIY Sunscreen

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There are many types of sunscreen in the market and there is even ครีมกันแดดผิวแพ้ง่าย which is why experts were alarmed after the latest Consumer Reports was revealed. According to the report, there are an increasing number of consumers that are using homemade sunscreen as skin protection from the scorching heat of the sun.

The main reason for this is that they believe that these products are not only healthier but also cheaper if they make their own. While it may be true for some homemade products, doctors said that it is not exactly true when it comes to sunscreen.

Consumers tend to shy away from sunscreen products that are available in the market because they are not sure of the chemicals that are contained in the formula thus they develop their homemade sunscreen by utilizing natural ingredients. However, dermatologists commented that this is not recommended and can be a bad idea to begin with.

By looking at the stores available online that sell DIY sunscreen, their number is increasing every day. This increase was significantly higher after reports of a new study revealing the chemicals of some sunscreen are not just absorbed by the skin but also travels through the blood stream. This new study contradicts the earlier findings which states that only a very minimal amount is getting into the skin.

Consumer Reports clarified that the FDA has ordered further research on the chemicals that are used as active ingredients on some sunscreen products but the agency did not release a warning that consumers should stop using these products. Despite this, consumers’ fears got ahead of them and they tried making their own.

Dermatologists are worried because those who are formulating at home are working using their sink or their bathtub which is not advisable because they do not follow the standard in making these products and they are not even sure that the ingredients are effective in protecting skin from the sun.

A dermatologist said that ครีมกันแดดผิวแพ้ง่าย should be used by kids and adults with sensitive skin while those who are not should use products with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Group For Foreign-Trained Lawyers Launching In Ontario

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For a criminal lawyer in Brampton trained outside of Canada, or any lawyer new or coming back to the country, there’s more than a few hurdles to deal with when it comes to plying one’s trade. One of the latest initiatives for these lawyers is the formation of an organization specifically for them.

Global Lawyers of Canada Society was recently founded, with a chapter in Alberta, British Columbia, and will be hosting its first event on Sept. 25 in Ontario, at Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, as explained by Ontario chapter’s Lauren Heuser, one of the leaders of the chapter, alongside Melanie Capobianco and Sam Gebrael.

Heuser says that internationally trained lawyers, as much as she could speak for an entire collective, all have tangible strengths, and are a serious option for firms across Canada, whether they’re looking to become a criminal lawyer in Brampton, or a defence lawyer in Ontario. She notes that these lawyers are either Canadians who travelled abroad to train, or are foreigners born and trained outside the country.

Notably, the launch of the GLC Ontario comes hot on the heels of the Osgoode Hall Law School’s newly christened event in June; Internationally Trained Lawyers Day, as well as the May launching of the NCA Network, a networking group for Canada’s internationally trained lawyers.

Heuser studied at the University of Toronto, and, back in 2017, published a research paper on the challenges that internationally-trained lawyers face, which noted that Canada’s legal system’s current structure is not built in such a way that it would allow any competent lawyer to make their best contributions to the field, regardless of where their jurisdiction lies or where they were trained.

Heuser says that part of the stigma is rooted in a key fact; that Canada has a high number of law schools operating there, and the idea that Canadian-trained lawyers are the ones who understand the Canadian legal system best. What can be overlooked, is the fact that internationally-trained lawyers get their accreditation finalized with Canada’s NCA, then move on to the provincial licensing bodies, who will then assign them their full credentials, as deemed fit. At that point, she explains, foreign-trained lawyers, in the eyes of the Canadian legal system, are just as fit to operate in Canada as the local talent.

The GLC’s founding coincides with Canada’s increasing awareness of their internationally trained lawyers, spurred on by Ryeson University’s law school is getting pushes to start train Canadians looking to go abroad.

Save Seagrass Campaign In Maldives Gains Momentum

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A holiday at Maldives luxury villas is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

The social media campaign #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass to save seagrass beds in Maldives has gained momentum. According to Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative, at least 25% of the resorts in Maldives have joined the campaign. 30 resorts have pledged their support to protect an estimated 830,000sqm of underwater seagrass meadows.

According to the calculations of The Edition, an online news service in Maldives, another 90 resorts need to participate to put an end to the destructive practice of stripping out seagrass in lagoons that are close to  luxury resorts. Some resort managers assume that seagrass spoils the clear picturesque lagoons that tourists usually observe.

Blue Marine Foundation condemns the practice of stripping away natural seagrass beds for cosmetic reasons that is why it initiated the social media campaign. Some resorts have continued with the practice in their lagoons in spite of the number of pledges to end seagrass stripping on the seabed.

Blue Marine Foundation is requesting for the support of the government, resorts, travel organizations and tourists so that they can put an end to seagrass removal. Tourists can help by challenging resorts who still cultivate nude lagoon seabed by stripping away seagrass to make way for selfie photos. Tourists are encouraged to book at resorts that respect marine ecology and protect seagrass.

More than 1,600 persons from the local and international communities’ have registered their support in protecting seagrass in Maldives. Seagrass is very important because it prevents beach erosion, fights climate change, provides food for the turtles and provides a habitat for juvenile coral reef fishes.

A magical experience awaits you at Maldives luxury villas with its exceptional facilities and amenities. The villas are designed for comfort and absolute privacy but to make your stay more memorable, join dolphin tours and watch the dolphins playing in the waters.  

CBA Considering Rewarding Loaners With Energy-Efficient Houses

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s green initiative has been going full steam, and, as part of the financier’s endeavours, they are working on launching a reward scheme for homeowners that meet, or, ideally, surpasses the requirements of a basix certificate in Sydney or anywhere else in Australia in creating energy-efficient properties.

CBA CEO Matt Comyn first hinted at the programme, dubbed the Green Mortgage Initiative, when he appeared at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch, which was held recently. The initiative looks to offer cash back, up to $500 for loaners who manage to get certified solar panels installed for their homes.

CBA Executive General Manager for Home Buying, Daniel Huggins, explained why the bank was working on the idea, and the reasoning behind it, saying that the reward scheme is just one of many of the bank’s efforts to go for more than just simple basix certificate in Sydney or anywhere in the country, and make greener choices.

In a statement on the matter, Huggins says that the CBA is always looking for innovative ways to support their customers, and the initiative is being launched as part of that vision. He notes that the CBA is aware that many of their home loan clients can reduce their energy volume and use, as well as pay less or even become net positive for energy simply by getting more energy efficient devices, and this programme is meant to incentivize them to do just that.

The bank hasn’t released any detail on the Green Mortgage initiative, but they did imply that the programme will be implemented soon, within the next couple of months or so.

Notably, the CBA isn’t the only Aussie home-loan provider with green initiatives aimed at encouraging customers to cut down on their carbon footprint, as Yahoo! Finance notes that Bendigo Bank, Hunter United, and Regional Australia Bank also offer interest rate discounts to borrowers who have houses that meet set sustainability criteria.

The AU property market is taking matters like climate change seriously. A report from the Climate Council shed some light as to why, noting that the Aussie property market risks losing $571bn in value over the next 10 years thanks to the effects of climate change, and other extreme weather phenomena.

Tracing The Origin Of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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In the 1950’s, sweaters with Christmas themes were first produced on a grand scale. Christmas holidays during that time were increasingly becoming commercialized. The first generation ugly Christmas sweaters started with the Jingle Bells sweaters that gained modest popularity for decades. In the 1980’s Christmas sweaters gained mainstream adoration.

How did the ugly Christmas sweater became popular? In the 1980’s there was an iconic TV sitcom where the patriarch of the family was an enthusiast for knitted sweaters with ostentatious designs and clashing colors. The Huxtables was able to sustain its cultural importance and most likely contributed to the longevity of the ugly Christmas sweater as a fashionable choice.

A lot of screen time was gained by the ugly Christmas sweaters in the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film was released in 1989 with the Griswold family looking circumspect in sweaters that are considered ridiculous by today’s standards but semi-fashionable in the 80’s. How the ugly sweaters were used in the film is a mainstream example that people were aware that they are wearing Ugly Christmas sweaters.

Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters in the 90’s lost its popularity but with the new millennium, people started throwing parties with ugly Christmas sweater themes. The authors of “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting your Ugly on” traced the origin of the ugly Christmas sweater party tradition to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Two men, Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch threw the very first ugly Christmas sweater party at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 2002. They organized a feel-good, festive party with ugly sweaters as the major ingredient. Little did they know that the party will turn out to be a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, the ugly Christmas sweater became a mainstay in fall and winter runway fashion. It has also become a popular product among retailers.

A designer Christmas sweater could cost you thousands of dollars but if you visit UglyChristmasSweater.com, you can buy it for a highly affordable price. Be prepared for the holiday parties during the Christmas season. Don’t wait for the weather to turn cold; buy the sweaters now as gifts for family and friends.

3 Tips In Hiring Sydney Plastering Contractor

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If your interior walls require a major renovation or if your ceiling starts to peel off, look for a Sydney plastering contractor who will help restore the pleasing appearance of your space. There are a lot of contractors around Sydney that specialize in wall repairs and plastering. However, in order to avoid wasting your time and more so, your money, be cautious in hiring contractors.  Here are some ideas to help you find the right plasterer in your area.

Contact several contractors

There are a lot of service providers for wall plastering. You can find them by asking for referrals from your friends, neighbours or business partners. Another option is to check the internet for contractors in your area. There are also websites that provide information on professional service providers such as plasterers. The web-based information system offers the names and contact information of service providers. If you already have the names and contact details of Sydney plastering contractor, visit their website to get more information. Contractors have different specialization and it is important that you hire the right contractor that can provide your specific plastering need. Another option is to check the yellow pages for your required services.

Request for site inspection

When you have the name of potential contractors, the next step is to request for site inspection for them to determine the exact work needed and for them to provide a cost estimate for the job. Generally, contractors provide obligation-free inspection to possible customers. After the site inspection, contractors will send you the materials needed the estimated time frame for the project and the costs.Compare the rates, the service inclusions, warranties and other details that will protect you as a customer.

Make a decision

When you have all the information that you need and when you have already compared the cost estimates, it’s time for you to come up with a decision as to which Sydney plastering contractor you are going get your needed services from. Read customer reviews and testimonials for more ideas. Allocate a budget for the project and set a schedule for the job.

Costco Coming To New Zealand

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When it comes to getting petrol or mag wheels in Brisbane on the cheap, Aussies are familiar with the bulk-shopping discount retailer Costco.

The popular retail chain will be opening its first warehouse at Westgate, Auckland, and will offer the chain’s full format and range, covering a fuel station, tyre centre, food court, optometry clinic, and hearing aid services, alongside the expected groceries and home ware.

Development of the New Zealand site will start at some time between June of 2019 and 2020, with its opening scheduled for 2021.  There were two options for a big-box store, with Westgate chosen over the other option;Wiri.

Costco Australia Managing Director Patrick Noone says that the store might also add a pharmacy in the future. He notes that the store will be modelled on their Aussie operations, but will, instead, feature Kiwi brands. This means that the Kiwi Costco is expected to operate around the same price range, around 25-30% cheaper compared to other retailers in the area.So, instead of cheap fuel and mag wheels in Brisbane, it’ll be cheap fuel and mag wheels in Auckland.

The Auckland Costco will be a three-level development, with one level set for shopping, with the remaining levels set for car parks, with 800 spaces.

The company was also considering opening more branches, in Wellington and the South Island, once the Auckland development.

Since Costco stores usually stock around 3,500 brands, there has been questions as to which Kiwi brands will make the cut, but Costco has not spoken on the matter.

First Retail Group Managing Director Chris Wilkinson says that Costco’s move is a big development for consumers in New Zealand.

Wilkinson says that Costco is known for its disruptive tendencies, which Wilkinson says will affect a large range of categories, not just groceries, but also covering commercial cleaning supplies, and other fields, thanks to being a store without boundaries.

Wilkinson does note that he feels that the Kiwi market has been waiting for someone like Costco, as they’re a travelled population, with a lot of experience in dealing with overseas market, which means that people are expecting the kind of offers that something like Costco would have.

He says that this isn’t the sort of place people go for expensive products, it’s where people go to stock up. Here, communities form.