Emergency Food Safety

first_imgAll hands on deck! Stormy weather and hurricanes can blow through with little warning this time of year. Preparation before the storm hits can mean the difference between safe food and water and contaminated supplies that can make you sick.Consider these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to protect yourself and your family in an emergency situation.Power outages can leave you marooned with questionable food in your refrigerator or freezer. Before the storm hits, purchase refrigerator/freezer thermometers for your refrigerator, freezer and coolers. Make sure that the temperature of your refrigerator is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder and that your freezer is 0 degrees or colder. Thermometers in your refrigerator and freezer will tell you how high the temperature gets in your appliances when the power goes off.Freeze extra containers of ice in coolers to keep foods cold while the power is off. If the power is off for more than four hours, transfer the food to the coolers that contain ice to keep the food cold.Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible when the power is off. A refrigerator will keep food at a safe, cold temperature for about four hours if the door remains closed. A full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours. A half-full freezer will only maintain its temperature for about 24 hours if the door stays closed.Find out ahead of time where block ice or dry ice can be purchased in your area. These types of ice are a good option for keeping your refrigerator and freezer cold during a power outage.Perishable, refrigerated foods like meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items should be discarded if the power stays off for more than four hours and food is not kept at 40 degrees or colder.If the power is off for multiple days, check the temperature of the freezer. If the food still has ice crystals on it or is at 40 degrees or lower, it is safe to eat for up to three days.Unless it is in a waterproof container, do not eat any food that may have come in contact with floodwater. This includes foods that are in containers with screw caps, snap lids, pull tops and crimped caps. Home-canned foods and cardboard boxes containing juice, milk and baby formula should also be discarded if they come in contact with floodwater. Commercially canned food should be discarded if the metal can is damaged in any way. Examine each can and throw it away if there is evidence of swelling, leakage, extensive rusting or severe dents.Cans not damaged can be salvaged by removing labels that could harbor germs. Thoroughly wash the cans with soap and hot water, then rinse the cans with water that is safe for drinking. Next, sanitize the cans in a solution of 1 tablespoon of chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water. Another way to sanitize cans is to place them in boiling water for two minutes. Allow the cans to air dry for at least one hour before opening or storing them.If the safety of the drinking water supply is in question, use bottled water that has not been exposed to floodwater. If bottled water is not available, treat your water to destroy disease-causing organisms that could be present.First, filter cloudy water through a clean cloth. Boil the water for one minute. After cooling it for at least one minute, store the water in clean containers with lids.If boiling the water is not an option and you have no other water, disinfect the water after it has been filtered using unscented household chlorine bleach. Add 1/8 teaspoon, or eight drops, of unscented household chlorine bleach for each gallon of water, then let stand for 30 minutes. Some disease-causing organisms are resistant to chlorine, but the chlorine bleach treatment alone will reduce your risk of disease in an emergency situation. Store the water in clean containers with lids.Heave ho, mateys! Get more information on emergency preparedness for your homes and families at www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/disasters or contact your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Purposeful Talent Development: Be intentional about removing bias from your pipeline for people

first_img This post is currently collecting data… It has been wonderful to see so many organizations embracing and identifying ways they can further diversity, equity and inclusion internally and in their communities. We know that DEI is more than just helping people in an organization feel included and welcome. It’s also about broadening the pool of people we consider when making decisions about hiring or promotions.In 2020, we’ve seen an assertion that a “lack of black talent” is the reason for insufficient diversity in some organizations, especially in leadership positions. Truth is, if you can’t find talent that doesn’t look like you, you’re not giving your hiring efforts enough attention. Are you telling the same people you always tell when you have an open position when, if you think about it, you know people who might be able to help you broaden your candidate pool? Are you sending your job postings to the same places as always—to the same job sites, universities and recuiters? A great first step toward putting more diversity in your pipeline is to broadcast your job ads in different ways. Consider recruiting at historically black colleges and universities and reaching out to the National Black MBA Association, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and the National Association of Black Accountants. The talent is there, if you look in the right places.Whether recruiting externally or identifying talent internally, another obstacle to having more diverse talent pipelines lies with the unconscious biases of those charged with hiring and developing talent. As the conversations deepen around the need to have a pipeline of diverse talent, those who hire and develop talent at credit unions need to shed light on and become aware of these biases, including: This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

German television WDR made a documentary about Croatian tourism: Croatia without limits – tourist fever on the Adriatic

first_imgGerman television WDR recently broadcast a 45-minute documentary on tourism in Croatia.The title “Croatia without limits – tourist fever on the Adriatic” is authored by journalist Susanna Zdrzalek, and the announcement states that “the tourist boom in Croatia is accompanied by environmental scandals, overcrowded cities and endangering UNESCO World Heritage Sites.” Index.hr. In the documentary, the author focuses on four specific examples, ie locations where the uncontrolled growth of tourism and the lack of an appropriate development strategy create major problems – these are Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Split and Hvar.See the full documentary in full below in the attachment.last_img read more

PREMIUMConventional jobs losing ground in digital era

first_imgFacebook #Jakarta society #society digital-era #digital-era employment #employment Jan. 10 was like any other day for Buyung, a 45-year-old paperboy who regularly delivers the morning paper to offices and houses in Harmoni, Central Jakarta. However, unlike in the past, he carried few newspapers on the back of his bicycle.Ever since starting the job in 2009, he has experienced a massive decrease in the number of newspapers he delivers, with the world around him growing more and more digitalized by the second. Consequently, jobs like his risk running the way of the dodo.Paperboys make less than they did in past decades and many are out of a job as a result. Buyung said many of his colleagues either made the decision to retire or look for other jobs to support their family.“I have friends who turned to ojol [online motorcycle taxis] and food vendors after retiring from being a paperboy,” said Buyung while preparing to deliver newspapers on a rainy … Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Global stocks dive as some US states see spike in COVID-19 cases

first_img“The market got too far ahead of itself,” said Markets.com analyst Neil Wilson.In the US, stocks have followed a fairly unbroken path higher from the market’s worst days in March, fueled by optimism over the reopening US economy and the expected boost from aggressive stimulus measures approved in Washington.But US Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell offered a sober outlook on the US economy during a press conference Wednesday after the central bank signaled it planes to keep interest rates low for the next few years in light of the shaky recovery.Analysts also fixated on increasingly worrisome trends on new coronavirus cases in several states, including Florida, Arizona and Texas. After a rally lasting more than two months, Wall Street hit a stumbling block Thursday as spiking coronavirus cases in several United States states helped spur the worst sell-off since March, when market turmoil over COVID-19 was at its peak.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 6.9 percent, a loss of more than 1,850 points, to 25,128.17, also weighed down by worries over excess valuations and another massive number of US jobless claims.Bourses in Paris, Frankfurt and London all plunged at least four percent. “Wrong direction,” the Houston Health Department in Texas said in a tweet Thursday that showed recent trends in the city. “If we don’t take the increasing #COVID19 cases seriously NOW, we may soon end up in a  deadly situation.”Wear a mask, social distance, wash hands & get tested.”LBBW’s Karl Haeling said “It’s concerning that a lot of states are seeing a spike in rates.””It’s hard to interpret whether that represents a real increase, or just the fact that more states are testing people now,” he told AFP.Too much optimism?Heading into this week, analysts had begun describing equity valuations as “frothy” following steady gains since March, saying they do not reflect the grinding recovery many economists anticipate.”We’ve been talking about the optimism trade for a while, and it just ran into some facts,” JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, said in a note.”The facts are we’re not fully reopened and businesses aren’t all the way back,” Kinahan said. “Basically, the market got out a little over its skis.”Losses were broad-based, but some of the worst affected sectors included banks such as Bank of America, down 10.0 percent, oil services companies like Halliburton, down 15.4 percent, and travel-oriented companies including United Airlines, down 16.1 percent and Marriott International, down 10.9 percent.Boeing dove 16.4 percent, hit by the pullback in the broader market as well as news that 737 MAX contractor Spirit AeroSystems had furloughed staff and halted work on the MAX at Boeing’s request. Spirit fell 15.6 percent.Back in Europe, shares in German airline Lufthansa also dived in Frankfurt by around 10 percent after the company said it would axe 22,000 jobs.Topics :last_img read more

Bachelor pad up for rent at more than average mortgage payment

first_imgIT executive Terry Sweeney married Karina Carvalho in a ceremony at Benota beach in Sri Lanka on January 5.THE bachelor pad that tech whiz Terry Sweeney bought just months before asking ABC newsreader Karina Carvalho to marry him is on the market and it costs more to rent than the average mortgage repayment.The 116sq m apartment at Cunningham Street in popular inner-city suburb Newstead is on the market for rent at $750 a week, which averages out over 12 months at $3250 a month. Compare that to latest census figures which show that the average Brisbane resident pays $1950 a month in monthly mortgage repayments.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoTerry Sweeney sold this Newstead apartment after marrying Karina Carvalho. The property is up for rent at $750 a week. The home has two bedrooms.Mr Sweeney, who is IBM Watson Health Lead for Asia Pacific, had bought the apartment in 2014, just four months before Ms Carvalho tweeted a shot of her Argyle diamond engagement ring. They were married four months later in Sri Lanka and the apartment subsequently sold in July last year for $813,000.The current owners, who are Brisbane medical specialists, have put the property under the wing of Pier At Waterfront Building Management. It’s being marketed as “a touch of class with two car parks”.“Boasting beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Brisbane river, central business district and nearby parklands, this luxury Apartment won’t stay on the market for an extended period.”The property hit the rental market on Monday.last_img read more

Gold Coast property used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series Lunatics up for grabs

first_img The grand home at 6 Queen Guineveres Place, Sovereign Islands, featured in the Netflix series Lunatics. The show’s arrogant real estate agent, Quentin Cook, had no luck selling the property, but maybe the real life one will. Source: Netflix The property had more than $500,000 spent on its renovation.Owner Leo Nipperess and partner Brett Park bought the property five years ago and spent more than half a million dollars renovating it.Mr Nipperess saw it as a fun opportunity when a talent scout knocked on their door and asked to feature the property in show.“There were three other houses on Sovereign Islands used but ours was the major one,” he said.“It was quite amusing, there were about 25 people who turned up in mini vans just to look at the house and check it was OK.“They used the house for the day, filmed there, had a DJ set-up, they also made a joke (in the episode) about it having two dishwashers — it was fun.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNetflix mansion00:36 The series, written by and starring Lilley, launched in April. Source: Netflix The house is on the market with a $3.6 million price tag.Mr Nipperess said highlights of the property included a $15,000 chandelier, which took a professional cleaner nine hours to polish, and a dressing room hidden behind a wall of mirrors.“We were renovating because we wanted to live there forever but we like projects and get bored so now it’s finished we are ready for our next project,” he said. Lunatics was a controversial series created by the comedian. Source: Netflix More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has a French provincial theme.Alex Phillis Real Estate director Alex Phillis, who is listing the property at 6 Queen Guineveres Place alongside Brian Phillis, said it was grand but also very private.“It’s a house that is so rare for Sovereign Islands, it’s something you’d expect to see in Toorak, Melbourne, with a price tag of $6 to $8 million,” he said.“The talent scout had a brief to find something absolutely spectacular and so they found this and knocked on the door.“It’s a cool thing to have your house featured in a Netflix series, the owners certainly didn’t do it for the money.” The house is very OTT.The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house hit the market this week with a $3.6 million price tag.“The word spectacular gets thrown around a lot in real estate but this house really is,” Mr Phillis said.“It’s had a huge transformation and everything has been nailed perfectly — you can see a lot of thought and planning has gone into it and everything is high end and over the top.”The Gold Coast had a lead role in the series Lunatics with several other locations used for filming, including Bond University, Platinum Nightclub, Murwillumbah furniture stores and an old house at Tweed Heads.Logie winner Lilley is well-known for his comedy shows, including Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga. Fan of Chris Lilley’s work? This Gold Coast mansion might look a little familiar. Source: NetflixAN extravagant Gold Coast mansion that featured in an equally over-the-top Netflix series has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.The Sovereign Islands mansion graced the small screen in Chris Lilley’s controversial mockumentary series Lunatics.It was used in the first episode as character Quentin Cook, a smug and incompetent real estate agent with a large behind who dreams of being a famous DJ and street artist, was trying to sell.The 10-part series, which was written by and stars Lilley, premiered on Netflix in April. MORE NEWS: Two regal residences set to face auction block MORE NEWS: The seven ’burbs to invest in center_img mikaela.day@news.com.aulast_img read more

Concept hormone kit that allows men to breastfeed wins award

first_imgNewsHub 26 October 2018Family First Comment:  Coming soon. Can’t wait.   “Chest-feeding” – a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth. Mothers no longer needed. #shockingA hormone kit that allows men to “chest feed” could become available to consumers in as few as five years.The invention is in its concept stages and is yet to be tested, however, it has picked up a “Meaning-Centred Design Award”.The kit involves a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth.Product designer, Marie-Claire Springham told DailyMail side effects of the drugs will likely be that men grow breasts up to the size of a B-cup.Ms Springham, who studied product design at Central Saint Martins in London, said she can’t see why couples wouldn’t use the product.“It seems unusual but women have been using hormones to change their bodies since they developed the birth-control pill,” Ms Springham said.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/10/concept-hormone-kit-that-allows-men-to-breastfeed-wins-award.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Jim Parsons Talks On Working With Rihanna

first_imgDespite playing one of television’s most recognizable characters — Dr. Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory” — Jim Parsons had never leant his unmistakable vocals to animation before. But recently he’s stepped into the voiceover booth for DreamWorks’ new movie, “Home”, which also sees Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez in the voicing cast. Let’s hear what Parsons thinks about his first “voicing” experiencelast_img

Cox collects career first Modified win at Cottage Grove

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 9) – Cottage Grove Speedway hosted Cottage Grove Area Chamber Of Commerce/Pepsi Night at the races Saturday night.In the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature, Kinzer Cox was the car to beat. Despite six cautions throughout the event, retained the lead after each restart.Although he has spent only a handful of nights in a Modified, Cox paced the field for the entire distance to collect his first career victory.last_img