General Mills to Remove Artificial Flavors, Colors From All Cereals

first_imgGeneral Mills Cereals plans to have more than 90 percent of the portfolio free of artificial colors and flavors by the end of 2016. Trix and Reese’s Puffs will be among the first to change, while cereals that contain marshmallows, like Lucky Charms, will take longer.In January, 2014 General Mills turned to all non-GMO ingredients for it’s Cheerios brand. It has converted its entire line of Big G cereals so that whole grains are the first, most prominent, ingredient and, by 2011, the company had lowered sugar levels in all cereals advertised to kids so they contained 10 grams of sugar or less per serving.(READ more from the Washington Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore “We’ve continued to listen to consumers who want to see more recognizable and familiar ingredients on the labels and challenged ourselves to remove barriers that prevent adults and children from enjoying our cereals.”To get the familiar red, yellow and orange colors in Trix cereal, for instance, the company will be using spice extracts–annatto and turmeric– and fruit and vegetable juice, from sources like beets and berries. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt still may taste “magically delicious,” but Lucky Charms will soon undergo a makeover that could change the look of its yellow moons, pink hearts and green clovers.To keep up with consumer demand for natural ingredients, the General Mills company announced this week a commitment to removing artificial flavors and artificial colors from the rest of its cereals by the end of next year. Instead of dyes like Red No. 40 and Yellow No. 6, the company will use natural sources to color its popular breakfast foods.This is good news because artificial dyes, which are essentially petroleum by-products, have been linked to attention problems and hyperactivity in children. General Mills joins a host of companies, like Nestle and Kraft in a race toward healthier foods.Diet May Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s by 50% (Long-term Study of 900 Seniors)last_img read more

School’s In! The Prom Arrives on Broadway

first_img Related Shows You’re invited! The highly anticipated new musical comedy The Prom begins preview performances at the Longacre Theatre on October 23. The Prom will celebrate an official opening night on November 15.In The Prom, when Broadway’s brassiest stars get word that a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom—and that the press is involved—they gear up to save the day. Featuring a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin, The Prom is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Casey Nicholaw is the musical’s director and choreographer.The talent-packed principal cast includes Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks Ashmanskas, Caitlin Kinnunen, Angie Schworer, Courtenay Collins, Josh Lamon, Michael Potts and Isabelle McCalla. The ensemble will feature Courtney Balan, David Josefsberg, Mary Antonini, Josh Franklin, Teddy Toye, Kate Marilley, Drew Redington, Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins, Anthony Norman, Jack Sippel, Kalyn West and Brittany Zeinstra.The Prom features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The Prom View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2019last_img read more

Rural Health Services Task Force to hold meeting at NVRH Nov 21

first_imgNortheastern Vermont Regional Hospital,Vermont Business Magazine In honor of National Rural Health Day, the Rural Health Services Task Force will be holding a meeting in the Northeast Kingdom at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. National Rural Health Day was founded to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related challenges; and promote the efforts of those addressing those challenges.The task force will be having a listening session to hear from the public and local providers about the challenges facing rural health care in Vermont. “I am pleased that the Rural Health Services Task Force can celebrate National Rural Health Day in the Northeast Kingdom – one of Vermont’s most rural communities – by hearing from Vermonters,” said Robin Lunge, a member of the Green Mountain Care Board and Chair of the Task Force.When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2019Where: Conference Rooms 126 & 127, NVRH Business Center, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Dr, St Johnsbury, VT 05819*The Task Force was created by the legislature to examine challenges facing rural health care in Vermont as well as to develop ideas to address the issues. A report will be submitted to the legislature on January 15, 2020. Please click here(link is external) for more information on the task force.Vermont Department of Health is marking National Rural Health Day by celebrating A Community Star award being given to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and their local partners on their decades long collaboration to improve the health and well-being of residents in Caledonia County. The Community Star award will be presented to leadership of NVRH at the hospital in St. Johnsbury at 11:30 am, Thursday, November 21, 2019. The public is welcome to attend.Source: Green Mountain Care Board 11.12.2019last_img read more

Volga-Dnepr confirms SALIS exit

first_imgSince 2006, Volga-Dnepr has shared the SALIS contract with Antonov Airlines. This contract relates to the provision of airfreight capacity for EU and NATO countries. The Volga-Dnepr Group said that is has been gradually reducing its involvement in the military logistics sector.A statement from Volga-Dnepr Group said: “In line with our corporate strategy, Volga-Dnepr Group is focused on the growth of its business in the civil commercial sector and continuing to extend the scope of its niche products.”We have been gradually withdrawing from the military logistics transportation market in due compliance with our previous commitments. “The group will not participate in the tender process initiated by NATO in its existing configuration, but we are open to continued cooperation with all organisations engaged in the transportation of humanitarian cargoes, and for future participation in disaster and emergency recovery programmes.”Volga-Dnepr has had one AN-124-100 freighter stationed at Leipzig/Halle airport since 2006, as part of the SALIS contract. Antonov SALIS, a subsidiary of Antonov Group, also positions one of its AN-124s at the gateway.HLPFI reported on April 26 that Antonov Company would provide additional support to the SALIS programme. According to Antonov, it will provide “the necessary number of AN-124-100 aircraft” to support strategic air transportations in the interest of NATO and EU nations.www.antonov.comwww.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

first_imgBritain’s Queen Elizabeth leaves the Easter Sunday service in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Britain’s Queen Elizabeth leaves the Easter Sunday service in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter NichollsBritain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday.Artillery gun salutes in London’s Hyde Park and at the Tower of London will mark the occasion although the queen, who normally spends her birthday privately, has no formal engagements planned herself.Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in Bruton Street in central London when Calvin Coolidge was U.S. President and Joseph Stalin had just taken control in the Soviet Union and became queen in 1952 at 25.Despite her age, she still regularly carries out official duties although she has cut back on the number of engagements in recent years, passing these onto other members of the Windsor family such as to her son and heir Prince Charles and grandsons, Princes William and Harry.Polls show she remains very popular amongst Britons and royal aides say there is little prospect of her abdicating. Asked if she was well during a trip to Northern Ireland last year, she quipped “Well, I’m still alive”.The queen has an official birthday in June which is publicly marked with a large parade of soldiers through central London, known as Trooping the Colour.last_img read more

Zimbabwe elephants may have died from bacterial infection

first_imgEleven elephants were found dead in Pandamasue Forest in the western part of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZIMPARKS) said. /XinhuaEleven young elephants found dead near Zimbabwe’s biggest game park may have succumbed to a bacterial infection, the country’s parks agency said on Tuesday, after it ruled out poaching and cyanide poisoning.The elephant carcasses were discovered last Friday in Pandamasuwe Forest in western Zimbabwe, between Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.The mysterious deaths came after Botswana reported the death of more than 200 elephants in June.Columbus Chaitezvi, principal veterinary officer at the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) said that, following preliminary tests, the agency suspected the elephants could have contracted a deadly bacterial infection while searching for food.As the country enters the hot summer season, food becomes scarce and younger elephants tend to eat grass and burrow into the soil, exposing themselves to bacteria, he said.“So far the laboratory indication is that it’s a bacteria infection but we don’t know what kind of bacteria it is,” Chaitezvi told Reuters.Zimparks spokesman Tinashe Farawo said the dead were aged between five and six years and less than 18 months.“You can see that those young ones can’t reach for tree tops, so they end up eating anything, which in some cases can be poisonous,” said Farawo.Chris Foggin, whose Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust laboratory is helping with testing samples and also previously tested samples from Botswana, said so far there were no similarities between the elephant deaths in the two countries.At least 200 elephants have died in Zimbabwe’s wildlife parks due to lack of food and water, along with scores of buffalo and antelope, since a devastating drought in 2019.Zimparks officials say the biggest threat to Zimbabwe’s elephants is overpopulation and that lower rainfall this year could again leave the animals facing starvation.Zimbabwe is home to some 80,000 elephants, around a fifth of Africa’s total, conservationists estimate. Overall numbers have declined sharply in recent years, mostly due to a combination of poaching, illegal hunting and drought.(With input from agencies)Related Zimbabwe suspects elephants died from bacterial infection Horrifying images emerge of slain elephants in Zimbabwecenter_img Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid droughtlast_img read more

This is the song that Dhoni shared on the steps

first_imgThis is the song that Dhoni shared on Twitter announcing his retirement. To be honest, I now understand that these lines have so much meaning. The song is sung by Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Kabhi Kabhi.The song is composed by Zaheer Ludhianvi and sung by Mukesh. In the video shared by Dhoni, he goes from the start of the run to the return of the run. When we watch the video, we feel an unknowing pain when the song that starts with ‘I am the poet of the moment’ is added to Dhoni’s cricket career.It is true that no one has ever announced his retirement so poetically. In any case, there is no doubt that the legendary Dhoni’s cricketing career will not end like this. Someone really planned to get Dhoni run out of cricket.The news has literally shocked fans as the world celebrates India’s 74th Independence Day.last_img read more

Nottingham Forest fan who was ‘not fretting’ about SIX goal swing mercilessly mocked after incredible play-off drama

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. REAL vs FAKE GOLD Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Football player touch female referee s breast! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 A Nottingham Forest fan was mercilessly mocked after her pre-match prediction epically backfired.Forest’s season imploded after a 4-1 defeat to Stoke City cost them a place in the Championship play-offs.Nottingham Forest crashed out of the Championship play-off places after a 4-1 defeat at home to Stoke CityCredit: Getty Images – GettyAre people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match? Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me. #nffc— Hannah Forest 🔴⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) July 22, 2020Ahead of the final round of fixtures, Sabri Lamouchi’s side needed at least a draw against the Potters to guarantee a top-six finish.Yet Forest extended their winless run to six games with a humiliating 4-1 humbling at home to Michael O’Neill’s men.The club’s misery was compounded by Swansea’s win by the same scoreline against 10-man Reading which saw the Welsh club usurp them on goal difference.And for one fan, the embarrassment was all too much after her pre-match prediction came back to haunt her.Before kick-off, Forest fan Hannah tweeted: “Are people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match?“Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me.”She later added: “I give you permission to laugh at us if it does happen…” Unfortunately for Hannah, it did happen as Swansea actually needed a five-goal swing for a play-off place only for six to ultimately fly in as per her prediction.Forest were overtaken by Swansea City during the final round of fixturesCredit: Getty Images – GettyOne fan replied: “Hannah , I would file this under “Tweets that precede unfortunate events”, enjoy the championship again!”Another said: “The perils of twitter. I congratulate you for not deleting this tweet.”A third added: “I’m pretty sure most derby fans are gonna have this framed on their wall Hannah.”Forest’s dramatic capitulation followed a wretched end to their season, which saw the Reds collect just three points from a possible 18 since the start of July.Speculation has already started over Lamouchi’s future in the dugout after he attempted to shed some light on his side’s collapse.He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “It’s difficult to react. I’m here just because it’s obligatory to be here. I don’t have words. Disaster.“It is a disaster to lose everything in the last game at home, of course.“But to believe all the season about the play-offs and to lose and put away the play-offs like that, it’s just our fault. I don’t have more words. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry to the fans, sorry for the last few games.“One point was enough tonight, it was enough a few days ago and was enough last week and we were so close, but it was a disaster.”Liverpool lift the Premier League title after 30 year wait Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – read more

Alexander-Arnold becomes youngest Liverpool player in 20 years to score for England

first_imgCallum Wilson struck in the second half to make it 3-0 in England’s favour, and in the process, scored on his Three Lions bow.Wilson became the first England player to score in his debut since Marcus Rashford managed it in May 2016.He also became the first ever Bournemouth player to score for England. Trent Alexander-Arnold notched his first international goal against the United States and became the youngest Liverpool player in nearly 20 years to do so.The Reds right-back charged forward into the attack with England having gone up 1-0 just minutes before thanks to a brilliant curling effort from Jesse Lingard. Alexander-Arnold was played forward into the area by fellow youngster Jadon Sancho, and the full-back did not miss his chance, firing a low drive across goal that beat USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 27th minute.The youngster not only picked up his first ever England senior team goal, coming in his fifth senior cap, but became the youngest Liverpool player to do so in almost two decades.Michael Owen scored in September 1999 for the Three Lions against Luxembourg at the age of 19 years and 264 days. Alexander-Arnold’s goal has come with him 20 years and 39 days.20 – At 20y 39d, Trent Alexander-Arnold is the youngest @LFC player to score for England since Michael Owen vs Luxembourg in September 1999 (19y 264d). Reds. #ENGUSA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 15, 2018Alexander-Arnold had scored four times at youth international level for England, before netting his first senior goal.The full-back wasn’t the only player to net his first for the Three Lions on the evening.last_img read more