Fry turkeys with caution

first_imgBy Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaIn recent years, fried turkey has been gaining on traditional roasted turkey as the holiday dish of choice. But as fried turkey’s popularity rises, so do concerns about the safety of deep-fat turkey fryers. Safety concerns include the stability of the fryers, uninsulated pot handles and lids and the potential for oil spillovers and overheating. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the leading organization in the United States for testing consumer products for safety and conformity to standards, issued an alert in June calling the fryers “extremely dangerous.” Frying turkeys is risky business Although many assume the dangers of fried foods lie in their fat content, Andress said there is no reason to think fried turkey is any less healthy than a regular roasted turkey. A common cause of turkey-fryer accidents is filling the pot too full of oil, causing the oil to spill over when the turkey is placed in the pot. At cooking temperatures, oil spillovers can result in severe burns. * Make sure you use the fryers on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping. * Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units don’t have thermostat controls. If you don’t watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. * The National Turkey Federation recommends thawing the turkey in the refrigerator, allowing about 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey. Follow safety guidelines If you must use a turkey fryer, the UL has issued these guidelines: The temperature of a whole turkey must reach 180 degrees Fahrenheit in the innermost part of the thigh, she said. The center of the stuffing must reach 165 degrees. If the stuffing hasn’t reached 165, keep cooking the turkey until it does. Consumer hotline numbers include: Because of these concerns, UL has elected to not certify any turkey fryers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is also investigating the fryers. The only way to tell if all the bacteria have been killed is to measure the temperature of the cooked turkey with a food thermometer in several places.center_img “The major risks with frying are safety issues and making sure all the harmful bacteria are killed,” Andress said. * Always use turkey fryers outdoors a safe distance from buildings and anything else that can burn. * Never let children or pets near the fryer while it’s in use. Even after use, never let children or pets near the turkey fryer. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot for hours. * Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages. * Use well-insulated pot holders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter. * USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-800-535-4555 or 1-800-256-7072/TTY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST year-round. An extended menu of recorded food safety messages can be heard 24 hours a day. “The people who (fry turkeys) say it produces a moister turkey, and it’s quicker,” said Elizabeth Andress, a University of Georgia Extension Service food safety specialist. * To avoid spillovers, don’t overfill the fryer. * Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Remember, use your best judgment when attempting to fight a fire. If the fire is manageable, use an all-purpose fire extinguisher. If it grows, call 911 immediately for help. * Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, and be careful with marinades. Oil and water don’t mix, and water causes oil to spill over, which could cause a fire or explosion hazard. * Butterball Turkey Talk Line, 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372), 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Full daily calendar of hours is available at read more

Florida utility Tampa Electric to add 600MW of solar in next three years

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Florida Politics:Tampa Electric Company (TECO) announced Wednesday it would invest about $800 million to add another 600 megawatts of solar power in the next three years.When complete, the solar expansion will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 500,000 tons every year, which is roughly equal to removing 100,000 cars from the road.With this expansion, TECO will have a total of more than 1,250 megawatts of solar power — enough to power more than 200,000 homes — with about 14% of the utility’s energy fueled by the sun, the highest percentage of solar power of any utility in the state.The solar expansion will also prove less expensive to customers than if TECO kept its fleet as it is today. This expansion will significantly change the company’s generation mix, as the utility continues to reduce its use of coal. In the past 20 years, Tampa Electric has reduced its use of coal by 92% and has cut its carbon footprint in half.TECO’s investment in solar power has also saved more than 1.4 billion gallons of water — significantly helping an area of the state that has critical concerns over water use.More: Cleaner and greener: TECO announces major solar expansion Florida utility Tampa Electric to add 600MW of solar in next three yearslast_img read more

Garden City Burglary Spree Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect who allegedly assaulted a police officer while resisting arrest for breaking into three Garden City homes last month has been ordered held without bail, police said and court records show.Nassau County police Saturday arrested Fritz Byer on charges of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, assault and resisting arrest. He was remanded during his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead the following day.Police said the 26-year-old Freeport man stole a woman’s purse and laptop computer from a Washington Avenue home Nov. 3, coins and a 2013 Honda CRV from an Osborne Road home between Nov. 14 and Nov. 18 and assorted jewelry from a Poplar Street home Nov. 29.Investigators apprehended the suspect when they found him entering the stolen CRV after it was found parked in Hempstead, police said.Byer allegedly struggled with police, injuring an officer’s right hand, police said. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.Byer was found to be in possession of jewelry from the Poplar Street burglary and detectives linked him to the two other cases, police said. He is due back in court Wednesday.last_img read more

Having trouble determining your marketing ROI?

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to new research from Trackmaven, many marketers feel like it’s getting easier to prove their marketing is successful. However, only a quarter of marketers would call their ROI tracking “very successful” in their ability to demonstrate the value of their marketing internally. The main challenge? Attributing social media and content marketing efforts to revenue results, or in the case of credit unions and community banks, loan growth.Past research in this area has shown that social media and content marketing are the most difficult efforts to measure for ROI. In fact, only 1 in 5 marketers are able to demonstrate the impact of social media quantitatively.How do you measure up to your peers? When it comes to reporting and analytics, those surveyed estimated spending about one-fourth of their time collecting, organizing and analyzing marketing data, with most of their time spent on producing and planning their content and campaign creative. Most marketers in this survey report results to their leaders on a monthly basis (46%), 28% report weekly, and (gasp!) 3% provide daily reports. continue reading »last_img read more

Customs, tradition, heritage, recognizability – We learn about us

first_imgCroatian tourist workers, and especially hoteliers, have been making great efforts for many years to create their own recognizability by designing the names of their hotels and various slogans that attract their guests.It is noteworthy that in most cases these efforts lean strongly towards global trends, and linguistically almost as a rule towards those English names. There are many arguments for such an approach and they should certainly be taken into account, but the intention of this text is to point out the need to think about some alternatives, which could be useful to everyone.Every small place of ours, and especially the big one, has something it is known for. Some places have more such recognizability, and some have world-famous recognition. Wouldn’t it therefore be wise to take advantage of what we already have and what we are, rather than invent something we don’t have or try to be what we are not. It’s especially not very challenging to try to be something someone else already is, and it turned out that wasn’t the right way to go.”It’s all in the story” – we’ve heard it so many times, and yet it seems that we are not ready to tell a story about ourselves, about us, about ours. Or maybe we don’t know what we have and what is the value of what we have !? Hotels are ideal promoters of a place or region. So why wouldn’t a hotel or camp or an entire resort tell one of the stories from that place or from that region?It would automatically mean the launch of certain mechanisms related to that story, specifically the launch of the production of certain products that would accompany the story. Of course it is a process that lasts, which needs to be shaped, improved and upgraded from year to year, but is it something new in tourism. We must invest definitely. This is how they would invest in themselves.Croatia is rich in customs, traditions and heritage, and all three components are an ideal basis for creating recognition or, as we often call it, a “brand”. Maybe we still need a little positive encouragement, rational motivation and reasoned reassurance that this is a great investment.Let’s invest in ourselves.After many years of active publishing on the topic of customs, traditions and heritage, last year I completely innocently, friendly and voluntarily launched a small project “LEARNING ABOUT US” which tried to draw attention to primary and secondary school students, ie our children. However, they are our future and the road is in front of them, so it is time for us to show them which paths they can take, without it being just the way to the exit from Croatia.As time goes on, it seems to me more and more that this education and motivation should be needed even more by our seniors, especially those who decide on the strategy of our recognizability at various levels. When I recently asked at the presentation of the story “LEARNING ABOUT US” held in a dormitory, “Do you know who Matij Ivanić is?” in a crowded hall only one student knew the answer!And that man started a civil revolution on my island of Hvar 500 years ago, in which he fought for “EVERY MAN” to enter the institution of government. It was a hitherto unseen democratic achievement in world historiography, which was only realized again almost two centuries later in the famous French Revolution that our children are learning about today.There is no indication on the island of Hvar that a hotel will soon bear his name. Would that be a smart move not only for the island of Hvar, but also for the entire Croatian promotion? From Istria, Slavonia to Dalmatia, there are really many such stories that can be the initiators of our national identity. Let’s talk about it. Let’s believe in ourselves. We learn about us.After all, tourists come here because of us and because of our country, right? Let’s tell them our stories.They also have their global stories at home.Published by: Miki Bratanićlast_img read more

Saga LNG Shipping Names Its First LNG Carrier

first_imgSaga LNG Shipping named its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) shipyard on March 13, 2019.Named Saga Dawn, the 45,000 m3 vessel would be delivered to the company in May and enter into service shortly after.Saga LNG Shipping said that the unit is the world’s first LNG carrier featuring an IMO type A LNG containment system, based on LNT Marine’s patented LNT A-BOX design.The ABS-classed vessel features Wärtsilä dual-fuel main and auxiliary engines.“We are confident the momentum of this significant milestone will allow us to order many more similar vessels in the near future to meet evolving market demands,” said David Wu, Founder and CEO of Saga LNG Shipping.The company explained that Saga Dawn “brings new life to the dwindling midsized LNG fleet.” The vessel has a fully laden draft of nine meters and no partial loading restrictions.“We expect Saga Dawn to pave the way for new business models, innovative trades and the opening up of stranded demand centers, especially in Asia,” said Jonathan Verswijver, VP of Business Development at Saga LNG Shipping.last_img read more

Higuain ‘arrested’ at airport trying to flee Italy amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has been stopped from fleeing Italy as he tried to escape quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, reports from the country have claimed.Advertisement But authorities prevented him from boarding despite him flashing paperwork of his own negative test for the deadly illness.Higuain, 32, is supposed to have been in a 14-day quarantine after two of his Juventus teammates were diagnosed with coronavirus.According to La Reppublica, via Football Italia, the player and his family then crossed over into Spain to fly to Argentina anyway.With all foreigners who are not residents of the South American nation banned from entering until April 1, flights to and from Italy have been cancelled.In addition, it is not known whether Juve are aware of Higuain’s movements while colleagues Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi are put in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.Centre-back Rugani, 25, was revealed to have caught it a week ago, meaning all who were in close contact with him must remain in a 14-day quarantine.Higuain reportedly tried to leave Italy with all flights to Argentina cancelledRead Also: Chelsea, PSG make contact with Juventus for €60m PjanicOn Tuesday, it was confirmed that Matuidi, 32, had also contracted coronavirus but did not have any symptoms.The number of Serie A players to have tested positive is now in double figures and includes Fiorentina’s Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella.Over 35,000 cases of coronavirus have now been officially declared across Italy, with almost 3,000 deaths.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The superstar striker is said to have attempted a getaway to Argentina on a private jet with his family. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Ernestine Louise Richards

first_imgErnestine Louise “Tennie” Richards 75 of Moores Hill passed away Monday May 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.  Ernestine was born Sunday August 24, 1941 in Milan the daughter of Elmer and Viola (Hamilton) Gordon.  She married Donald “Donnie” Richards September 7, 1957 and he preceded her in death March 12, 2013.  Ernestine was a homemaker and a member of the Holman Christian Union Church.  She enjoyed cooking, camping, and taking care of her children and grandchildren.Ernestine is survived by daughters Betty Louise (Robert) Cummings of Moores Hill, Mary (Michael) Addison of Dillsboro and Tena (Steve) Heller of Milan, brothers James, Don, and John Gordon and sister Delores Snyder, 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter Khristy Jane Taulbee, and  brothers David, Ronald Eugene, Richard and Colin Gordon.Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday May 4 at Holman Christian Union Church, 12020 N. Hogan Road, Aurora 47001 with Pastor Mike Addison officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill.  Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7PM also at the church.  Memorials may be given to the Dearborn County Community Mental Health.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

COURTS Pee Wee Football to continue today

first_imgACTION in the COURTS Pee Wee schools football tournament continues today at the Banks DIH Thirst Park playfield from 10:00hrs.In the first two games of the day, Tucville will face F.E. Pollard Primary while J.E. Burnham will take on Parfaite Harmonie on an adjacent pitch.Plaisance are up from 10:45hrs as they take on Goed Fortuin Primary while St. Pius Primary will lace up against Soesdyke Primary.At 11:30hrs, St Margaret’s Primary will go toe-to-toe with Enterprise Primary while West Ruimveldt are expected to take on Supply Primary.St Angele’s Primary and Sophia Primary will do battle from 12:15hrs with North Georgetown and Grove Primary competing on the other pitch.After lunch, South Ruimveldt and Victoria will meet while the other match at 13:00hrs will feature School of the Nations and Mocha Primary.St Ambrose and Den Amstel battle at 13:45hrs with Winfer Gardens and Marian Academy playing at the adjoining pitch.Smith Memorial and Colacco Academy are in the mix this weekend as well when they compete from 14:30hrs. Stella Maris and Timehri will play alongside that fixture.The final two games of the afternoon will pit St Stephen’s against Mae’s Academy at 15:15hrs while St Agnes play Redeemer.last_img read more

Battle : D-III player Raridon works as player, custodian for North Central

first_imgDerek Raridon can’t stand the smell of sweat-drenched athletic tape. But somehow, after every North Central (Ill.) College home game, the used tape is strewn across the Cardinal’s locker room for him to pick up.‘Ankle tape is the worst to clean up by far,’ Raridon said. ‘I tell my teammates to pick it up because someone has to. That someone is generally me, though.’When Raridon isn’t playing on the court inside Merner Field House in Naperville, Ill., he’s cleaning the court, locker rooms and weight room at the facility. The 6-foot-6 forward for Division-III North Central works 20 work-study hours each week during the season as a member of the school’s custodial staff. On the floor, Raridon is a key part of North Central’s lineup. The forward is a two-time All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Second Team selection. He has averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season, and he became the 23rd player to score 1,000 points in school history in December.But as a custodian, Raridon picks up trash after home games, buffs the floors before basketball and volleyball games, and — unfortunately for Raridon — collects what’s left behind in the home and away locker rooms. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I’ve picked up some gross stuff,’ said Raridon, whose father, Todd Raridon, became the head coach of the Cardinals eight years ago.And Derek Raridon isn’t the first in his family to hold such a unique position. His older brother, Mitch, was the first to help the Merner Field House custodial staff during their father’s first four years at North Central. Todd Raridon said his eldest son needed to find work to offset the costs of attending North Central.‘There’s no such thing as a scholarship D-III athlete,’ Todd said. ‘Mitch started off cleaning the courts, and when Derek moved to Naperville, he started helping out, too.’Raridon was a 16-year-old high school student when his father started coaching the team, and he was in need of a summer job. Five years and probably hundreds of discarded balls of sweaty ankle tape later, Raridon considers himself a grizzled veteran of the trade.‘I’m pretty much a professional custodian,’ Raridon said, laughing. And being a ‘professional’ custodian means being ready to clean at any time, whether he’s on the clock or not. When the Cardinals returned from their holiday break to practice before a home game against Manchester (Ind.) College, they found the floors of the 81-year-old Merner Field House covered in dust. Much to the amusement of his teammates, Raridon broke out the broom and cleaned the court. And on a newly cleaned court, the Cardinals beat Manchester, 62-38.While his teammates joke with Raridon about his job as a custodian, they have a much tougher time ridiculing his basketball skills.Todd Raridon admits his son’s game is well ahead of what it used to be.‘Derek used to stay behind the (3-point) arc because he was a little scrawny,’ Todd said. ‘He’s certainly changed since then.’That change came about because of Raridon’s dual role as a player and custodian. After 40-hour work weeks during summer 2010, Raridon found himself sticking around the athletic facility.He would work on his low-post moves. He’d practice his foul shots. And after a summer of weightlifting, Raridon wasn’t the same scrawny 3-point shooter his father once saw him as. ‘I was right there (at Merner), so I felt like I’d miss out on an opportunity to improve,’ Raridon said. ‘There was no excuse to tell my dad that I didn’t stick around and work on my game.’That change helped save the Cardinals season last year, when injuries decimated the North Central frontcourt. Todd Raridon knew his son could handle the forward position, and after a summer of hard work, Raridon proved him right.Todd Raridon, the CCIW Co-Coach of the Year last season, can easily draw the connection between the time his son spends cleaning the court at Merner and his on-court performance. ‘The place has become a second home to Derek,’ Todd Raridon said. ‘He’d really do anything to improve as a player.’That improvement may come at the cost of picking up sweaty ankle tape, but if it helps his level of play and his team, Raridon is willing to keep cleaning.‘It’s actually fun to be a janitor,’ Raridon said. ‘And being in the gym is a nice perk, too.’Games of the weekGeorgia Tech 79, No. 15 Virginia 77Thursday, 8 p.m.The Cavaliers could be due for a letdown after coming so close against Duke. Glen Rice Jr. and company could take advantage here for a signature Atlantic Coast Conference win on Thursday night. No. 1 Syracuse 84, Notre Dame 66Saturday, 6 p.m.Notre Dame is a team that sorely needs some consistent scoring. Expect Syracuse to stick to what it does best: score in transition and play strong zone defense for another win.No. 3 Baylor 89, No. 5 Missouri 74Saturday, 2 p.m.Marcus Denmon isn’t enough for Missouri to give the Bears a loss here. Baylor is among the deepest teams in the nation, and even if it gets tripped up by Kansas, that’s not a testament to its talent. Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy should carry their team in this game. Tennessee 84, No. 13 Connecticut 81Saturday, 4 p.m.UConn’s inconsistency trips the Huskies up again. But don’t think this will be an easy game for the Volunteers. Tennessee should lean on the experience they gained by taking Kentucky to the brink of an upset to actually pull one off here. No. 21 Marquette 77, Providence 66Darius Johnson-Odom, Jae Crowder and the rest of the Golden Eagles should be too much for the Friars to handle. And although head coach Ed Cooley has his team playing well, it seems the Friars always play well enough to lose. Buzz Williams won’t let his team come out flat against an inferior opponent. Published on January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweets Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more