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CLP Regulation

The CLP Regulation is a European Union regulation from 2008, which aligns the European Union system of classification and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System. It is expected to facilitate global trade and the harmonised communication of hazard information of chemicals and to promote regulatory efficiency, it complements the 2006 Registration, Evaluation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation and replaces the current system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive. The European Unions 2008 "Classification and Packaging" regulation incorporates the classification criteria and labelling rules agreed at the UN level, the so-called Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, it introduced new classification criteria, european hazard symbols and Risk and Safety Statements for labelling, while taking into account elements which were part of the prior EU legislation. The regulation requires companies to appropriately classify and package their substances and mixtures before placing them on the market.

It aims to protect workers and the environment by labelling that reflects a particular chemical's possible hazards. It addresses the notification of classifications, the establishment of a list of harmonised classifications and the creation of a classification and labelling inventory, as required by REACH; the unique formula identifier will appear on product labels as a new identification element from 2020. By 2025, the UFI will become mandatory on the label of all products classified for health or physical hazards. Importers and downstream users placing such products on the market must provide specific product information, including the UFI, to poison centres; the regulation came into force in January 2009. Manufacturers and importers had pre-registered more than 140,000 substances with the European Chemicals Agency under the REACH Regulation, they had until 1 December 2010 to propose "provisional classifications" for these substances, which have been used for the labelling of pure substances since that date.

The deadline for classifying mixtures was 31 May 2015. The deadline for re-labelling and re-packaging of products on the market was two years later: 1 June 2017. In 2008, Directive 2008/112/EC and regulation No 1336/2008 adapted classification-based provisions in other existing EU legislation to the new rules. Pursuant to article 53 of the CLP Regulation, in 2009 a first adaptation to the technical and scientific progress was made with Commission Regulation 790/2009. European Commission Classification and Labelling Consolidated version of the CLP Regulation U. S. Commercial Service

Varsity (Cape Town)

Varsity is the official student newspaper of the University of Cape Town. In 1942, the first edition of Varsity went to print; the paper was founded as a result of the burgeoning cultural tensions on campus between Afrikaans and English students. The student representative council sought to control these tensions by uniting the English student newspaper UCTattle and the Afrikaans medium publication Die Spantou; the SRC aimed to lessen the widening gap in political opinion advocated by each of these mouthpieces by launching a bilingual student newspaper. A storm of controversy met the decision to abolish the original papers; the first Varsity constitution had a clause forbidding comment on politics at UCT. The SRC was firm that "racial friction and political bitterness must be eliminated"; the SRC took Varsity Newspaper under its wing, with much indignation from the student body. The first editor, NC Gracie, chose the name claiming UCT had the right to the name "being the oldest with the most inspiring record and the greatest tradition of tolerance and unity".

The newspaper grew in popularity as the years went on, developed independence from the SRC, no longer acting as a puppet press. The paper maintained a spirit of liberalism during the apartheid years, with successive editors jailed and many editions incensing the National Party government. In fact, Varsity provided an important function during the years of censorship since it operated under different constraints to the mainstream press who were shackled and prevented from reporting on the country's growing liberation struggle. Many former staffers at Varsity have continued to work in the media industry in South Africa; the current Editor-in-Chief of Varsity is Tiyani Rikhotso and the Deputy Editor is Gabriel Vieira. UCT April South Africa's alternative press List of newspapers in South Africa Varsity Online

Howie Day

Howard Kern "Howie" Day is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals in order to accompany himself, he self-financed and self-released his first album, Australia, in 2000. Day signed a recording contract with major label Epic Records in 2002 and has since re-released his debut as well as producing a follow-up, Stop All The World Now. Despite sluggish sales, Stop All The World Now was certified gold in early 2005, has produced a number of singles, including the hits "She Says" and "Collide", Day's most successful to date. "Collide" became Epic Records' first platinum single selling 1.5 million downloads. After a five-year tour before the release of Stop All The World Now followed by a three-year tour, Day took some time off and focused on writing music. Day released his Be There EP in May 2009 followed by Sound The Alarm, released on September 8, 2009. In December 2014, Day created a PledgeMusic campaign to fund a new album, released to pledgers on April 16, 2015.

The album was released on iTunes April 28, 2015. Several songs on the album feature Aimee Mann on backing vocals. Born in Bangor and raised in Brewer, Howie Day began to play music at age five when his mother bought a piano at an auction; when Day's mother noticed that her son was able to play by ear tunes of television advertising jingles, she enrolled him in piano lessons, which he would continue for six years. He attended Brewer High School. At around age 13, Day's interest drifted toward the electric guitar, his father enrolled him in basic vocal training. His parents owned and ran a popular local restaurant, which gave Day a public arena in which to start performing, playing every Friday night for patrons. Day made his first stage appearance in August 1996 at Bangor restaurant Captain Nick's. Day played in a local band called Route 66 throughout 1997 and made sporadic solo appearances in local venues until booking agent Shawn Radley discovered him the following year while Day was supporting Ziggy Marley at the University of Maine.

Radley became Day's manager in June 1998, he began touring more extensively, leading him to miss 45 days of school and to fail his senior year. At some point in 1998, Day recorded his first demo EP, which contained covers of songs by Dave Matthews Band, Barenaked Ladies, Goo Goo Dolls alongside the originals "Buzzing" and "Lick My Lips." This EP was followed in 1998 by another demo consisting wholly of Day's originals. On the strength of these performances and demos, Radley secured Day a showcase at the annual National Association for Campus Activities Convention, where he played for 1,500 college talent buyers. Having received around four months of bookings at colleges around the United States, Day decided to defer attending college in favor of his burgeoning music career. Day recorded a cover of The Beatles' "Help!" for the soundtrack to the 2001 film I Am Sam. Day's first full-length album, was self-financed and independently released, it was named "Best Debut Album" at the 2001 Boston Music Awards.

Fans consider it to be one of his best and most authentic works, with follow-up albums Stop All The World Now and Sound the Alarm as having a more commercial, polished sound and feel. After the EP's release, Day relocated to London, England to record Australia's follow up, provisionally titled From a Northern Sky; the album, which would become Stop All The World Now, was recorded in London's famous Olympic Studios with Martin "Youth" Glover, the bassist for British band Killing Joke, whose previous production credits included The Verve's Urban Hymns, one of Day's favorite albums. While certain tracks on Australia had featured session musicians, Stop All The World Now saw Day joined for the first time by a permanent backing band, consisting of multi-instrumentalist Les Hall, drummer Laurie Jenkins and ex-Verve bassist Simon Jones. In addition, the majority of the album's songs were co-written with either Better than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin or Jump Little Children's Jay Clifford. A full band tour to promote Stop All the World Now began on September 27, 2003.

Due to other commitments, Simon Jones was unable to tour with the group and was replaced by Jeremy Curtis. The album was released one week and three days on October 7 to tepid critical reactions. Rolling Stone's Pat Blashill referred to Stop as "not bad" but "indistinct," but Popmatters' Devon Powers noted that though Australia had been an album one falls for passionately, "Stop All the World Now is an album you have a crush on, not one you fall complexly, foolishly in love with, and crushes have a way of disappearing without a trace."Sales of Stop were sluggish, but began to rise beginning in late 2004 with the single release of ballad "Collide", which became a popular radio hit and was featured on TV shows such as Cold Case, Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill as well as soundtracking a promotional trailer for the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Stop was certified gold in early 2005. Fan favourite "She Says", first released on 1998's White EP, was released as a follow-up to "Collide."

Boosted by the slow burning success of Stop All the World Now, Epic released the Live From... EP on December 6, 2005; the 7-track EP contains live renditions of songs from Australia and Stop All the World Now as well as a cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over". The EP has not been reviewed, though Allmusic referred to the release as "holiday market product," "tepid", "directionless". Day released an EP