FDA Recalls Some Tattoo Inks Due to Contamination

first_imgThe Food and Drug Administration has a new challenge on its hands.The agency this week alerted consumers and retailers that certain tattoo inks are contaminated with microorganisms. Affected inks could cause infections or other serious health problems when they are injected during a tattooing procedure.Recalled inks include:Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)Dynamic Color – Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc (lots 12024090 and 12026090)Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo link manufactured by Color Art Inc. (d/b/a Solid Ink or Antone’s Ink) (lot 10.19.18)Possible symptoms include infections that could cause rashes or lesions of red papules around parts where the ink was applied.The FDA adds that some infections could result in permanent scarring. Additionally, the agency is working closely with tattoo artists to recall the affected products, and recommends that consumers ask the artist which ink(s) will be used before their procedures.last_img read more

49ers re-commit to handful of players, pass on Garçon

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Pass rushers Cassius Marsh and Dekoda Watson soon will be challenged for their jobs by 49ers additions this spring. But, on Thursday, the 49ers proved willing to giving Marsh and Watson another shot in 2019.Marsh and Watson had their contract options exercised at base salaries of $3.8 million and $1.45 million, respectively. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk ($4.2 million) and nickel back K’Waun Williams ($1.55 million) also had their 2019 options picked up by the 49ers.Excited to be a @49 …last_img

Things I Learned in the Great White North

first_imgAlthough I grew up in New York and attended college in New England, I have lived in the South for more than 30 years and have become physically acclimated to warmer weather and more accustomed to local building practices. My moderate-climate building experience is what leads me to speak up frequently about the fact that much of the information on GBA, as well as in the building science community as a whole, tends to be cold climate focused.So it was with some trepidation that I ventured north to Minneapolis in January for a DOE Building America Retrofit Team meeting that I was invited to participate in as part of Verified Green. Having just experienced several days of cold weather and a region immobilized by a cover of ice, I checked the forecast for Minnesota and was not too pleased to learn that it was not projected to be much above zero for my entire visit. I dug out the few pieces of warm clothing I own, which, while reasonably effective at keeping me warm for short periods of time, would have likely led to my quick demise had I been stuck outside for more than an hour or two where I was going. But enough whining about the weather. I was happy to have an opportunity to spend time with my friends Michael Anschel and Chaden Halfhill, as well as Peter Yost, Gary Klein, Ted Cater from Panasonic, and other industry notables.A great listPat Huelman of the University of Minnesota kicked off the DOE meeting with an overview of the project and a quick timeline of the evolution of green building, which succinctly described how each improvement led to problems that were solved by the next improvement:1. Insulation, which taught us about air sealing;2. Air sealing, which taught us about moisture;3. Moisture control, which taught us about ventilation;4. Ventilation, which taught us about combustion safety;5. Combustion safety, so we don’t kill our clients.I like his chronology, and I think it is probably repeated regularly by new entrants into high-performance construction—but it makes me wonder what the next items are on the list, because certainly we aren’t finished learning. Is worker safety the next one? What about product toxicity? Global warming potential? Who knows? But I think it will be interesting to see what’s next and when we figure it out.Freezing windowsProbably the most interesting thing I experienced during my brief foray into the sub-arctic was the amount of ice on the interiors of windows and glass doors, even high-performance multi-paned units. We all know that windows are the weak links in most buildings, but the importance of this tends to be lost on many of us in moderate climates; as long as we limit excess solar gain, we are generally fine. What I learned about cold climates is that in very high-performance buildings with excellent insulation and air sealing, the difference between the overall performance of the window and the rest of the envelope is so extreme that a combination of air movement past the gaskets at window sashes and humidity in the air can cause condensation at the edges of the glass as well as at window hardware. And when it’s well below zero outside, that condensation quickly turns to ice. I am now beginning to understand why northern builders like super-high-performance windows, such as those available in Canada and Europe. When building envelopes are leaky and less well insulated, air and moisture can move back and forth by any path, reducing the amount of condensation and ice on windows. So we may have another unintended consequence to add to Pat’s list. Ultimately, the most important thing I learned from this experience was that I don’t want to live or work in extreme cold climates on a regular basis.Temper, temperOne other cold-climate tidbit I picked up was the suggestion to install a tempering tank for incoming water before it is delivered to a water heater. Since municipal water supplies in the North can sometimes be only slightly above freezing, it was suggested that installing an un-insulated storage tank in the basement to store water before it is heated is a good energy-saving strategy. The tank will allow water to rise from the incoming temperature to the ambient basement temperature—often as much as a 30-degree rise—requiring much less energy to heat the water to 110 degrees in the heater. Sounds like a cool (or warm) idea, but, according to Mr. Anschel, these tanks are not readily available, so plumbers end up buying cheap water heaters and stripping off the insulation and heating elements. Now that sounds kind of strange to me.Regarding all these cold-climate issues I have raised, I realize that humans are quite adaptable and I would likely become accustomed to cold-climate weather (and construction methods) after a few weeks or months, and I might even begin to appreciate shorter, milder summers. I do think, however, that I’ll stay where I am for the time being. If I decide to move, I’m pretty sure it will be to another moderate climate—most likely not one like Minnesota’s, at least not for the winter. Brrrrr.last_img read more

$50 million boxing tournament announces quarterfinal matchups

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk, the WBO champion, chose Germany’s Marco Huck in an eye-catching matchup between two of the division’s top talents. Usyk said he selected the vaunted Huck to entertain his fans.“This is my wish opponent,” Huck said. “People say he is really good, an Olympic and world champion, but we will see when he gets in the ring with me.”IBF champ and unbeaten Russian Murat Gassiev faces mandatory challenger Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, while Latvia’s WBC belt-holder, Mairis Briedis, takes on Cuban ex-heavyweight Mike Perez. Unbeaten WBA champion Yunier Dorticos gets Dmitry Kudrayshov.The semifinals are scheduled to be held early next year, with the finals in May. The exact dates and venues for the quarterfinal bouts will be selected shortly.“I really believe this has an opportunity to become the brand in the sport of boxing, the kind of tournament fighters really want to participate in because it will elevate their exposure and it will elevate their careers,” Schaefer said.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lebedev beats Flanagan to defend cruiserweight title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the 168-pound super middleweight tournament, WBA champion George Groves of Britain picked countryman Jamie Cox, and Callum Smith chose Sweden’s Erik Skoglund. Germany’s Juergen Braehmer will fight unbeaten Rob Brant, and Avni Yildrim will face the winner of Arthur Abraham’s bout with Chris Eubank on July 15.The cruiserweight division is more popular in Europe than in North America, and the tournament features the champions in each of the four major sanctioning bodies. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The World Boxing Super Series has announced the quarterfinal matchups for its upcoming tournaments in the super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions.The organization held a draw for the 16 participating fighters at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The $50 million tournament is backed by an international array of promoters including veterans Kalle Sauerland and Richard Schaefer. The field features five current world champions and nine unbeaten boxers.The top four seeds in each division were allowed to pick their opponents for the quarterfinal bouts, which will begin in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Australian captain Ricky Ponting to retire post-World Cup: report

first_imgPonting has won three World Cups, two as captain, for Australia.Embattled Australian captain Ricky Ponting could bid adieu to international cricket after his team’s World Cup campaign, a media report in London has claimed.According to the Daily Mail, “Ponting plans to retire from international cricket at the end of Australia’s World Cup campaign and wants to end his career captaining an English county.””Sportsmail has learnt that the Australia captain, aiming to lead his side to a fourth World Cup triumph, is fed up trying to prove he should carry on into his 38th year,” it reported.The report says should Australia lose to India tomorrow in the quarterfinals, there is a possibility of Ponting putting in his papers.With over 13,000 runs in one-days, Ponting has won three World Cups, two as captain, for Australia. Ponting could play in England’s county circuit post-retirement, the report said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

10 months agoBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe

first_imgBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have launched a bid for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe.TMW says Arsenal have offered €50m upfront plus further bonus fees based on appearances and success.Gunners boss Unai Emery is eager to add a new attacking midfield signing and knows plenty about Pepe thanks to his time in charge of PSG.The news of Arsenal’s bid arrives just 24 hours after it broke they had a mega offer rejected by AS Roma for Cengiz Under.Tied to LOSC until 2022, Pepe has stated he is ready to leave – but only after the end of this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Official Ronaldo becomes majority shareholder of Real Valladolid

first_imgRonaldo Nazario has become the majority shareholder of Real Valladolid after purchasing a 51 per cent stake in the clubThe Brazil great paid up to €30m in shares and was presented to the press at a ceremony at the city hall on Monday alongside current majority owner and president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente.“I have gone through many stages in my training in football to prepare myself. Football is a passion,” said Ronaldo at his presentation.“We have the best wicker to meet our goals, goals that are not going to stay here because we want to grow to where our illusions allow us”“This new management will be defined by four words: competitiveness, transparency, revolution and social. We will count on our friend Carlos Suárez and with the group of workers of these past years ”“We want to form the best possible team to compete and report clearly our management. There will be a clear social content in all our actions ”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Count on us to make Real Valladolid consolidate it’s spot in La Liga and continue building illusions. With the union between all, I am convinced that it will be very difficult to beat”“I want everyone to form this club and invite the fans to participate in this project. Give us ideas, opinions, criticisms and hopes. I want you to be part of the present and future of Real Valladolid ”?? @ronaldo ya presume de la blanquivioleta #RealValladolid pic.twitter.com/CVT5ePqQD4— Real Valladolid C.F. (@realvalladolid) September 3, 2018last_img read more

La Liga planning to name an award in Messis name

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas has opened up on his desire to name an award after FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, considering his contribution to the league.“It would depend on Leo Messi but I’d love to have a La Liga award in his name… If he finishes his career in Spain, or most of it, I don’t believe anyone has contributed more to the competition.”Tebas, a Real Madrid fan, nonetheless believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus has only strengthened the importance of Messi to La Liga. “Yes, the fact Cristiano Ronaldo has gone to Serie A means he’s even more important,” he said, as cited by Barcablaugranes.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Tebas also once again argued in favor of a Barcelona-Girona match taking place in Miami. “Our objective, of course, is that the match is played outside of Spain. Our objective is that it’ll be played on the 26th of January. I believe we have the right to do that and we’ll fight for it until the end.”The league president also spoke about rumors of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returning to La Liga. “I would like to see Neymar in Spain again, I don’t care which team,” he stated. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to FC Barcelona as well as a switch to Real Madrid.last_img read more

Inzaghi admits Napoli deserved win amid controversy

first_imgLazio boss Simone Inzaghi admits Napoli deserved their 2-1 victory but fumed at the sending off of Francesco Acerbi.Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik put the host in the ascendancy before half-time before Ciro Immobile pulled one back for Inzaghi’s men.“Napoli played better than we did and certainly deserved to win, but having said that, on the first yellow card, Callejon was clever to get in front of Acerbi and then stop, ensuring the defender had to run into him,” the Coach told Football Italia.“As for the second booking, he clearly got the ball and it was not even a foul. I noticed that, I got angry, but these incidents do keep happening to us.”The Biancocelesti improved considerably when Joaquin Correa came off the bench.“Correa is a resource for us and he had started the last six games, missing the Coppa Italia because he had flu. Our first-half performance was bad, we were too passive, Napoli deservedly took the lead.“There were 25 minutes left when we got back into the game, with XI against XI who knows how it would’ve ended? It’s a regret, but we have been unlucky recently.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“We went down to 10 men against Inter as well, although I had no complaints about the Senad Lulic second yellow. This evening, I didn’t agree with either of the two bookings for Acerbi.“As I said, Napoli didn’t steal anything, they deserved to win. They hit the woodwork four times, although the Jose Callejon chance was offside so wouldn’t have counted, and we went too deep for long periods.“It’s going to be a fight to the end between many different teams for a place in Europe.”#NapoliLazioLazio first goal scored by Immobile pic.twitter.com/9Z9KSzgzGK— Abdullah (@Osty_99) January 20, 2019last_img read more

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