Food safety for the holiday season

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Millions of people get sick with foodborne illness each year in the United States. The Vermont Department of Health recommends cooking and handling food safely to prevent foodborne illness this holiday season. Food is safely cooked when it reaches a high enough internal temperature to kill harmful bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Refrigerate foods quickly since cold temperatures slow growth of harmful bacteria. Keep hot foods hot at 140°F or above by using chafing dishes or hot plates, and keep cold foods cold at 40°F or below by using ice.“Keep food temperatures in mind when planning meals, cooking, and bringing food to someone’s house,” says Elisabeth Wirsing, food and lodging program chief at the Health Department. “Follow safety practices throughout the entire meal—from preparing the food to storing leftovers.”Eat cooked food promptly and refrigerate leftovers within two hours after cooking. Refrigerate or freeze food in shallow storage containers for quicker cooling. Discard any turkey, stuffing, and gravy left out at room temperature longer than two hours.Foodborne illness or “food poisoning” ranges from slight discomfort to serious infections that require hospitalization. Infants and young children, pregnant women, and older adults are at greatest risk for serious complications or death.The Health Department recommends the following to reduce the risk of foodborne illness:Wash hands before and after preparing food.Keep raw meat and poultry apart from cooked foods—do not cross-contaminate.Wash hands, utensils, and kitchen surfaces with hot soapy water after they touch raw meat or poultry.Defrost turkeys in the refrigerator or in cold water. Allow 24 hours per five pounds in the refrigerator; allow 30 minutes per one pound in cold water.Buy a fresh turkey (not frozen) one day before cooking.The turkey should be cooked immediately after stuffing.Cook turkey until a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the meat and/or in the center of food and stuffing cooked with the turkey reads 165°F. (Do not let thermometer touch bones when reading temperature.)Refrigerated turkey should be eaten within three to four days; gravy, stuffing and other sides within one to two days; and frozen leftovers within one month.Reheat leftovers to 165°F—the food should be hot and steaming.For a temperature guide and more information on holiday food safety, visit:http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/food_lodge/holiday_food.aspx(link is external)For the complete Health Department Food Safety Guide, visit:http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/food_lodge/food_safety.aspx(link is external)last_img read more

Oakley unveils lightest performance sunglasses to date – EVZero Path and…

first_img Related The EVZero Path & Range (RRP £140) are available now via oakley.com.Prism Road lens specification:Light transmission: 20%Light conditions: changing conditionsContrast: increasedBase lens colour: indigoPrism Trail lens specification:Light transmission: 36%Light condiitons: changing conditionsContrast: increasedBase lens colour: grapefruitOakley EVZero Path frame specifications:Lens width: 138mmBridge width: 0mmLens height: 50mTemple arm length: 125mmOakley EVZero Range frame specifications:Lens width: 138mmBridge width: 0mmLens height: 55mTemple arm length: 125mmwww.oakley.com Billed as the ultimate performance sunglass for cycling and beyond, Oakley’s new EVZero Path and EVZero Range models combine Oakley’s lightest ever sport performance frames with the ‘unobstructed view from a rimless Plutonite toric shield offering an extended range of view in the upper peripheral region.’Both frames arrive with Prism, Oakley’s lens technology that fine-tunes vision for specific sports and environments. According to the company, the Prism Road lens helps riders see what they’ve been missing, enhancing vision in both bright light and shadows to help riders spot changes in the texture of road surfaces. Prism Trail further enhances reds and browns so riders can quickly spot sand, rocks, roots and other transitions in shade and bright light.Engineered to maintain a comfortable and secure fit, both frames utilize Oakley’s patented Three-Point fit to ensure that frames only make contact at the bridge of the nose and behind the temples to ensure optical alignment, thus eliminating the discomfort associated with unbalanced pressure points. Earsocks and nosepads are coated with Unobtainium, which increases grip upon contact with perspiration.The all new EVZero Path and EVZero Range are crafted from stress-resistant O Matter frame material, which is both lightweight and durable for all-day comfort. The EVZero Path and EVZero Range weigh in at 22g and 24g respectively.last_img read more

Curry’s return an important addition for the Gophers

first_img“My teammates helped me through everything,” Curry told the media. “My mom, my coaches — they kept me positive. There were times when it got really tough, and I was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever going to come back.’ But they just kept my head on straight.”As a freshman in 2016-17, Curry proved effective off the bench, averaging 5.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game. This season, head coach Richard Pitino has been careful not to rush Curry back, knowing he’s making steady progress toward becoming the productive player he was two years ago.“Slowly but surely,” Pitino told the media last week. “He’s not going to be ready 100 percent right away. That’s going to take some time, but I like what I’ve seen from him.”When he is on the court, senior Dupree McBrayer said that Curry brings energy and versatility to the lineup, adding a new dimension to the Gophers’ defense.“He talks a lot on defense, so that makes everything easier,” McBrayer told the media. “We definitely need that. We can switch a lot more things because [Curry] can cover guards. That gives so much more room to switch, so just having him out there we get different looks defensively.”Minnesota will need all the help they can get on defense and offense on Tuesday night when they travel to Ann Arbor to play Michigan, who suffered their first defeat of the season Saturday at Wisconsin. Curry’s return an important addition for the GophersThe forward is back on the court and playing well after missing over a year with injuries.Jack RodgersForward Eric Curry shoots the ball at Williams Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Gophers defeated Penn State 65-64. Nick JungheimJanuary 21, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThree minutes and 45 seconds into the Gophers’ game against Mount St. Mary’s on Dec. 30, Williams Arena erupted into cheers as redshirt sophomore Eric Curry checked into the game. It was the first time in 654 days the 6 foot, 9 inch forward stepped onto the court in a competitive game.“It was amazing. I couldn’t even sleep at night,” Curry told the media after that game, a 71-53 Gophers’ victory. “I couldn’t wait to get back on the court in front of our fans. It was amazing seeing all the fans giving me a standing ovation.”In August 2017, Curry suffered a serious injury in his left knee, tearing his ACL, MCL and meniscus. He missed the entirety of the season, a disappointing 15-17 campaign in which the team was plagued with losses to key players. Curry was expected to make his much-anticipated return to the lineup at the beginning of this season. Unfortunately, after playing in a preseason scrimmage against Creighton, he experienced swelling in the same knee that kept him sidelined the year prior. Soon after, the team announced that Curry would require another operation that ultimately kept him out for the first 12 games of the season.Over the games Curry missed, Minnesota amassed a record of 10-2. The Gophers’ front court was still in good shape without him, thanks largely to All-Big Ten senior Jordan Murphy. Filling in for Curry at the five was freshman Daniel Oturu, a four-star recruit who quickly established himself as a rising star for the Gophers. Oturu’s play has steadily improved throughout the year. He currently averages 10.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.“[They are] two of the great players in the conference,” Curry told the media regarding Murphy and Oturu. “It’s been amazing going against those two guys in practice and they’ve been great helping me along the way, just like I’ve helped them along the way too.”While his minutes are still limited, Curry has been the first forward off the bench in most games since his return, adding much needed depth at forward. Entering the game to a chorus of cheers and applause on Dec. 30 was the culmination of a difficult path to recovery for Curry.last_img read more

Ward Myers Appointed To CAWA’s Board of Directors

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Ward Myers has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) board of directors representing Interamerican Motor Corp. (IMC) of Canoga Park, Calif.                                                            CAWA also recently announced that Michael Antonelli has been appointed to its Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC) representing Vantage Marketing Global Inc., which he founded in 1999. His office is in Grand Island, N.Y.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Both men were appointed by CAWA Chairman David Finley of Finley Industries.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Continental Names New Communications Chief

first_imgHANOVER, Germany — The role of senior vice president of corporate communications for Continental AG will now be handled by Felix Gress. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The 49-year-old comes to Continental from Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH, where he served as managing director. He succeeds Heimo Prokop, who left Continental at the end of 2009. In his new position, Gress will report directly to Executive Board Chairman Elmar Degenhart. Prior to his role at Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, Gress was for many years the senior vice president of communications at BASF, where, Continental points out, he succeeded not only in enhancing the brand image of the company but also advancing its management culture. (Tire Review/Tyres & Accessories),Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

NMDGF: Hemorrhagic Disease Cause Of Rabbit Deaths

first_imgNMDGF News:SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Department) and the New Mexico Livestock Board report that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV-2) is the cause for recent rabbit deaths in both wild jackrabbit and cottontail populations as well as in domestic rabbit production facilities. RHDV-2 is highly contagious among rabbits; however, it is not known to be transmissible to humans or pets. RHDV-2 is from a different viral family from the coronavirus and is not related to COVID-19. The Department collected carcasses for testing after reports of dead wild rabbits in early March. Mortalities in domestic rabbits also resulted in testing during this time. Tests for both domestic rabbits and wild jackrabbits and cottontails were positive for RHDV- 2. Mortalities in wild populations have only been reported recently in southern and eastern New Mexico. RHDV-2 is expected to spread and is transmitted among rabbits through direct contact, excrement, shared food sources and contaminated burrows.Guidelines for Wild Jackrabbits and Cottontails:Report large numbers of dead wild rabbits to your local Conservation Officer or the Department Information Center at (888).248.6866.Do not handle found rabbit or rodent carcasses. Carcasses may harbor pathogens and may be buried and moved with a shovel.Do not allow pets to feed on found carcasses. Though RHDV-2 is not a risk to pets, a number of other pathogens and parasites from carcasses can affect pets.Hunters should handle all harvested rabbits with caution. Wear gloves when field dressing and wash hands well afterward.Meat from healthy rabbits harvested by hunters is safe to consume when cooked thoroughly.Guidelines for Domestic Rabbits:Keep domestic rabbits isolated from wild rabbits.Do not release domestic rabbits from pen facilities to live in colonies.Consult your veterinarian if you experience sudden death among your rabbits.Work with your veterinarian to decontaminate your rabbitry after a mortality event.Helpful Links on RHDV-2:https://www.nmlbonline.com/newshttp://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/rabbit_hemorrhagic_disease.pdfhttps://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/fs-rhdv2.pdflast_img read more

BT’s Pike to co-ordinate CBI property report

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Supplier-led solutions

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AAL doubles up on South China Sea

first_imgFollowing strong growth in Western Australia’s mineral and petroleum industry, AAL will expand the service to a monthly rotation, with regular sailings from Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan) to Fremantle as well as and Port Hedland / Dampier on inducement.The service currently employs a single S-Class 19,000 dwt multipurpose vessel, with a maximum lifting capacity of 700 tonnes. From September, an additional S-Class will be deployed to support increased volumes of mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure cargoes.Frank Mueller, general manager of AAL Australia, explained: “The Australian economy and fortunes of many of our local customers are benefiting from a synchronised global recovery that began in 2017; increased spending in Asia; revival of commodity prices; strong steel exports to the USA (worth roughly USD210 million a year) and low interest rates around the world.“We plan to support this growth and help our shippers to meet their trade demands by expanding our services portfolio when needed and maintaining a constantly high level of attention and customer service.”aalshipping.comlast_img read more

Knife ASBOs a ‘knee jerk reaction’, criminal defence firm says

first_imgChildren as young as 12 could be caught up in the criminal justice system for breaching civil orders if the government introduces promised measures to tackle knife violence, a London criminal defence firm has warned.The Home Office announced last month that it will amend the Offensive Weapons Bill to introduce knife crime prevention orders. London firm Hodge Jones & Allen is worried the orders are a ‘knee jerk reaction’ to reduce the record number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales.In a letter to the Home Office, the firm’s youth team, led by associate Caroline Liggins, says the government has not consulted with youth offending teams, social workers, knife crime experts or solicitors who will have to deal with the orders on a day-to-day basis.For an order to be made, a court would have to be satisfied that the defendant possessed a bladed article without good reason, in a public place or school, on at least two occasions within a two-year period. The court will able to impose restrictions such as a social media ban.Breaching the order, which can be imposed on children as young as 12, would be a criminal offence. The firm says: ‘This means that a teenager, who is merely suspected of carrying a knife, could be banned from social media, then imprisoned for using social media, without ever having being convicted of a crime.’The team says children may have been coerced by an adult into carrying a knife or armed themselves because they are afraid they will be stabbed by their peers. ‘The KCPOs will probably be ineffective for many who are subject to them because there is no support built into the proposals to help children and young people move away from those forces which cause them to carry weapons,’ the letter says.Earlier this month Home Office ministers were asked how such orders will tackle knife violence.Asking an urgent question in the House of Commons, Labour MP Vernon Coaker said: ‘Instead of introducing the orders, the home secretary should be chairing Cobra. This is a national emergency. This is a national crisis. Up and down the country people will wonder why the government are not using the full force of the state to tackle it. They need to help the young people who are having problems with knife crime and tackle the criminal gangs who ruthlessly exploit them.’last_img read more