Food Showcase

first_imgMore than 100 Georgia 4-H’ers from across the state participated in the Georgia 4-H Food Showcase on Nov. 9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.The showcase, part of the Georgia 4-H Healthy Living Program, is a competition that focuses on the basics of healthy living, nutrition, food safety and preparation. Each contest provides a creative and specific list of objectives that develop leadership skills, proficient and efficient communication, nutritional knowledge for meal planning, food preparation skills and the opportunity for 4-H’ers to compete in an exciting and relevant event.“The Georgia 4-H Food Showcase is an opportunity for youth to display the skills that they have spent a long time practicing,” said Courtney Brown, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist assigned to 4-H and youth programs. “The food preparation and presentation skills that the youth develop as they prepare for Food Showcase enhance their home-cooking experience and nutrition knowledge which may also help them move towards a career in family and consumer science, nutrition or culinary arts.”The Georgia 4-H Food Showcase includes four contests. The Food Challenge contest includes both Junior (sixth-eighth grade) and Senior (ninth-12th grade) team competitions. This portion of the contest challenges 4-H’ers to create a dish using only a predetermined set of ingredients and winners are judged on preparation and presentation.Chicken Barbecue and Turkey Barbecue contests are individual Senior events.  The Egg Preparation Demonstration contest is an individual event for Juniors and Seniors. Combined skills in an oral presentation, cooking and sensory evaluation structures how the winners are placed in the Chicken and Turkey Barbecue contests. Egg Preparation challenges participants to factor appearance, subject matter and creativity when presenting an egg-based disThe senior state winner from each contest will receive Georgia Master 4-H’er status and be honored at Georgia State 4-H Congress in July in Atlanta, Ga.This year’s winners of the 2019 Georgia 4-H Food Showcase are:Food Challenge:Senior First Place Team: Dianah Anderson, Tandria Burke and Christiana Smith – Dougherty CountySenior Second Place Team: Israel Farrow, Laura Harriss and Quadriyah Williams – Cobb CountySenior Third Place Team: Alyssa Goldman, Kaylie Goldman, Tiger Rupers and Parker Varnadoe – Madison CountyJunior First Place Team: Savannah Keller, Alvaro Mena, Jackson Sims and Shaniya Smith – Chatham CountyJunior Second Place Team: Chloe Boatright, Susan Carter and Rachel Hughes – Appling CountyJunior Third Place Team: Spencer Lawrence, Aliya McCoy, Tisey Powell and Faith Ann Rogers – Emanuel CountyChicken Barbecue:First Place: Kaylee Collins – Spalding CountySecond Place: Isabella Elwood – Morgan CountyThird Place: Jonathan Woolf – Liberty CountyTurkey Barbecue:First Place: Gabriel Whitlock – Spalding CountySecond Place: Jaden Randall – Bryan CountyThird Place: Evelyn Day – Houston CountyEgg Preparation:Senior First Place: Amare Woods – Tift CountySenior Second Place: Lily Thomas – Putnam CountySenior Third Place: Veronica Lee – Bleckley CountyJunior First Place: Leala Hutchens – Bleckley CountyJunior Second Place: Clair Knapp – Spalding CountyJunior Third Place: Maggie Powell – Bleckley CountyThe 2019 Georgia 4-H Food Showcase is made possible by the following generous sponsors: Food Challenge: Georgia Grown and Rhea Bentley; Chicken Barbecue: Mr. and Mrs. Ken Jones, Sam Massey and Abit Massey; Turkey Barbecue: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Graham; Egg Preparation: Georgia 4-H Clover Café.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 175,000 people annually through the UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Statement from Vermont Agriculture Secretary Allbee regarding nationwide egg recall

first_imgEnsuring a safe food supply is our top priority here at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Accordingly, we protect consumers by maintaining aggressive food safety programs on both the retail and farm levels.‘According to FDA reports, the eggs implicated in this nationwide recall were produced in Iowa. We trust those statements to be true, however to err on the side of caution, our staff of food safety inspectors remain on the lookout for recalled eggs at the retail level. To date, none of the recalled eggs have been found in Vermont, nor have any human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) been reported to the Vermont Department of Health been linked to the recalled eggs.‘As a result of the pro-active work done on Vermont egg farms, coupled with food safety measures taken at the retail level, there have been no human cases of SE related to Vermont produced eggs reported. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is committed to this effort to ensure a safe and wholesome product.’Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods, are safe when handled properly. Shell eggs are safest when stored in the refrigerator, individually and thoroughly cooked, and promptly consumed. Eggs should be kept refrigerated until they are used.Cooking reduces the number of bacteria present in an egg; however, an egg with a runny yolk still poses a greater risk than a completely cooked egg. Undercooked egg whites and yolks have been associated with outbreaks of SE infections. Both should be consumed promptly and not be kept warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.What are the specific actions I can take to reduce my risk of a SE infection?1. Keep eggs refrigerated.2. Discard cracked or dirty eggs.3. Wash hands, cooking utensils, and food preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.4. Eggs should be cooked until both the white and the yolk are firm, to a temperature of at least 140 degrees, and eaten promptly after cooking.5. Do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.6. Refrigerate unused or leftover egg-containing foods promptly.7. Avoid eating raw eggs, especially by young children, elderly persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness.For additional information contact: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/SalmonellaEggs/(link is external)Source: Vt DOAlast_img read more

Cumberland River Challenge September 23rd, 2017

first_imgThe Cumberland River Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race is an annual event, hosted by Union College, U- Canoe and Barbourville Tourism. The race consists of 15 miles of river, ranging from calm water to beginner-level rapids. The race starts on the Knox County line bordering Bell County and finishes in Knox County at the Thompson RV Park. Annual “bragging rights” and awards are presented at the end of the race.In March of 2017, we joined with The Explorer Kentucky Initiative to add The Cumberland River Challenge to The Kentucky Waterman Series as a points race for it’s competitors. The inaugural season will consist of 12 races on Kentucky waterways from all across the state. Participation is required in 4 races in order to receive a ranking in the series. It will be a great way to introduce our competitors to other paddlers from around the state and share the beauty of our area to individuals who have never viewed the Cumberland.After paddling or spectating along the Cumberland River take time to enjoy Barbourville.Barbourville is a town rich in history with many firsts: 1750 Visit Dr. Thomas Walker State Park and see a replica of the first cabin in Kentucky 1775 First Trails and Roads—The Wilderness Road, Warriors Path and the Daniel Boone Trail known as the Boone Trace all cross in Knox County. 1800 Barbourville is the oldest town and was the largest and most progressive city south of Richmond 1861 Barbourville is the site of the first battle of the Civil War with casualties 1879 Union College, the first college in the mountainsPlease make plans to attend a festival or event, visit the Civil War Interpretative Park, Knox Historical Museum, Thompson RV Park, eat some great grub at our own KCBS BBQ Competition, Barbourville Water Park, fish along the Cumberland River or canoe, Hike ‘n Bike at Sandy Bottoms or at Union College’s Turner Outdoor Center, or cruise the night away with our newest event Knox Street Thunder.last_img read more

I’m Lucky To Be Alive, Says Massa

first_imgBy Dialogo August 03, 2009 Ferrari ace Felipe Massa admitted on Sunday he was lucky to be alive after surviving a 275kph horror crash at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Brazilian was struck by a suspension spring which had worked its way off Rubens Barrichello’s Brawn GP, resulting in Massa crashing his Ferrari into a tyre barrier in qualifying in Budapest. Massa needed emergency surgery on his fractured skull and spent two days in a medically-induced coma. “I know I’m lucky to be alive,” Massa told the News of the World. “I don’t remember anything about the accident but I will race again.” He explained: “When I woke up I didn’t know why I was in hospital, so I was asking ‘why am I here?’ “I was pulling all the tubes and Eduardo, my brother, tried to stop me – so we had a fight.”The accident was so unlucky but I know I’m lucky to be alive. I don’t remember anything of what happened. “It was my race, so when I awoke from the coma I couldn’t believe it when they told me Lewis (Hamilton) had won and Kimi (Raikkonen) was second.” Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will take over from Massa behind the wheel of the Ferrari at the next race in Valencia on August 23.last_img read more

Telemedicine Offers Great Promise for Soldiers Needing Health Care

first_img In the days following Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, doctors from the University of Miami set up a tent hospital in Port-au-Prince as well as a telecommunications link to the university’s trauma center. That enabled them to consult in real time with their colleagues in Florida and make sure each quake victim got the best care possible — using nothing more than two devices about the size of a laptop, a satellite phone, a video camera and Internet access. In Argentina, the country’s best children’s health-care provider — the Dr. Juan P. Garrahan Pediatric Hospital in Buenos Aires — uses that same technology to deliver remote support for diagnosis to more than 70 smaller hospitals throughout the country. That alleviates the need for patients to travel across Argentina to receive care. And in the isolated, impoverished Ucayali region of Peru, a new telemedicine program will connect the region’s 23 villages with the main hospital in Pucallpa, 400 kilometers away. What works for quake victims in Haiti and indigenous children in Peru already is working for U.S. soldiers in the field. No need to miss an appointment with the dermatologist because a soldier is deployed in the Iraqi desert or the Amazon jungle — as long as a cell phone is available. That’s the promise and reality of telemedicine. “In a remote location, in war or in peace, access to care can be very difficult, and a treatable rash may become a severe problem,” said Col. Ronald Poropatich, deputy director of the Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), in Fort Detrick, Md. “Telemedicine bridges the gap.” Last March, Poropatich visited the Central Military Hospital of Peru, accompanied by personnel from the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-6). The trip was to help assess the feasibility of implementing a national system of telemedicine for Peru’s armed forces. In Peru telemedicine holds great promise for regional hospitals lacking specialists and in remote locations because the system would have its own bandwidth and would be effective in disaster situations. “The potential is great, but we also have to be mindful of the cost,” Poropatich said. “I always recommend starting with small steps, for instance, sharing emails with image attachments, which requires no learning curve.” Starting small and with ingenuity Given the absence of a central system, a group of dermatologists in Latin America decided to put together a Facebook page where they can share images and information. Poropatich points out this allows for consultations without the patient having to move, providing care for the patient and a learning environment for the doctors. Because real-time teleconferencing can be expensive, he recommends countries develop low-cost solutions like this one. In-theater in Iraq and Afghanistan, a dermatological telemedicine consultation prevents unnecessary evacuations. “Each time a soldier gets evacuated to Germany for an outpatient service, there is a three-week turnaround time with the resulting loss of duty,” said Poropatich, who is also chairman of the NATO Telemedicine Expert Team. The remote medical technology addresses the three pillars of health care: cost, quality and access. It also conserves fighting strength and saves time and money for the Pentagon and soldiers themselves. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications to exchange medical information to improve patient care, diagnosis and treatment. It extends the reach of quality medical care to both rural populations and soldiers deployed in battle. Internet access — now commonplace throughout much of the world — has brought an abundance of possibilities few could have imagined only a decade ago. In most of the developing world, and even in the United States, specialty care, second opinions and continuity of care have been luxuries available only to those who live in cities or can afford to travel. The U.S. Department of Defense deals with 10 million healthcare beneficiaries in at least 21 time zones and more than 50 countries. Telemedicine is the answer to many longstanding problems. For centuries, militaries around the world have been burdened by the expense and difficulty of caring for soldiers injured in battle by a bullet or a sudden skin condition. Time is of the essence, but the wrong treatment could mean death. An image emailed thousands of miles away can bring the right diagnosis instantaneously. Two types of telemedicine Telemedicine applications fall basically into two categories: store and forward, and real-time video teleconferencing. As a primary care physician in a small-town clinic, “I send the image of your cardiac ultrasound to a cardiologist and get his diagnosis and recommendations. That’s store and forward,” Poropatich said. At that same clinic, a veteran may need a behavioral health consultation with a specialist, and, just as importantly, he may need regular follow ups. Real-time interactive video teleconferencing can greatly expand the clinic’s services. The use of telemedicine applications is not limited just to provider-to-provider communications and consultations. Also important are the possibilities of patient-to- provider communications as well as the potential to improve patient self-care and compliance with treatment, he said. In the patient-centered care arena, mobile phones hold the key to the next big transformation in telemedicine. Privacy and security concerns As in the civilian realm, the military is concerned with the privacy and security of those records, and the whole system is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA) Act of 1996. Encryption guarantees that even if a phone call or text message gets intercepted, the data cannot be deciphered. This requires a dedicated network sending messages to another dedicated network. VERY INTERESTING TO APPLY IT TO REALITY By Dialogo August 19, 2011last_img read more

Man Acquitted of Hempstead Teen’s Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Valley Stream man has been cleared of allegations that he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead two years ago.Pedro Merchant was found not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder following a trial at Nassau County court.Authorities had alleged the 22-year-old man shot and killed Dante Quinones on Dartmouth Street on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Community members and activists were so outraged by the shooting—one of several that year—that they organized local efforts to help prevent further violence before it happens.The case also resulted in the arrest of six people for allegedly rioting at First District Court in Hempstead when Merchant first pleaded not guilty during his arraignment.last_img read more

‘They took my daughter away’: Parents say daughter who joined IS in Syria is victim

first_imgWarjiyem, 50, believes her daughter, Dani Fajarwati, 30, is a victim, not an Islamic State (IS) fighter, despite the fact that she is now in Al Hol Camp in Syria.“She went to Syria because her husband took her there. She is now in a tent at the camp with her toddlers,” Warjiyem told The Jakarta Post on Friday.In 2014, Warjiyem said, Dani and her husband went to Syria without telling Dani’s parents. Warjiyem believed her son-in-law was responsible for taking her daughter to Syria and joining the IS. Warjiyem cried the first time they spoke after five years without contact. She said her daughter was on the run and was hiding in empty houses. “I could not bear the thought that she, while taking care of her two young children, had to hide from one empty house to another only sustaining herself on half a bottle of water.”Since establishing contact, the parents have received pictures of their grandchildren, two boys aged 3.5 and 1.5.Warjiyem said she did not know where to ask for help so she could see her daughter again.  “I’m a good citizen, I will follow every government regulation [concerning repatriation], so please help us. We are the victims here. Please help me bring my daughter back.” Warjiyem said.She said she would support a deradicalization program for her daughter if necessary.Warjiyem remembered Dani as a funny, smart and cheerful girl who lived in their small house in Serengen subdistrict, Surakarta, Central Java. “But after she met her husband, she quickly became very private,” Warjiyem said.The couple married in secret in Lamongan, East Java, in 2013, without Warjiyem or her husband’s knowledge or approval.“My daughter often contacted her aunt, my sister. She remembered her number. We got this information from my sister,” she said.Warjiyem said she hoped President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a former mayor of Surakarta, could help her family see their daughter again.“I beg you sir, Pak Jokowi, help me. I’m one of your people; I’m from [Surakarta] too. They took my daughter away. She was just a young girl; she did not know about anything. Please bring her back to Indonesia.“If you cannot bring my daughter home for some reason, please at least, Mr. President, have mercy and repatriate my grandchildren,” she said.Paidin, who was quiet for most of the interview, spoke up at the end to plead with the government. “I hope the President can see that not all of them are guilty. Please, allow some consideration. My daughter is a victim; she was just a callow person when her husband got into her [head],” he said.Many Indonesian citizens like Dani and her children are living in limbo in camps in Syria. Some 660 Indonesian citizens have been identified as foreign terrorist fighters who have pledged allegiance to IS and joined the movement in Syria and surrounding countries.Jokowi and Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD share similar views on the issue. They both disagree with the idea of repatriating Indonesian citizens who went abroad to join IS.Topics : Warjiyem said she heard about her daughter’s whereabouts from her sister who lived in Jakarta and had a close relationship with Dani. Warjiyem and her husband Paidin, 53, learned that Dani was in the late stages of pregnancy when her husband took her to Syria.Warjiyem, 50, a resident of Surakarta, Central Java, shows a picture of her daughter, Dani Fajarwati, 30, and her grandson in Al Hol Camp in Syria. Warjiyem believes her daughter was a victim of her husband, who took her to Syria in 2014 without her parents’ knowledge. (JP/Kusumasari Ayuningtyas)After five years of silence between Dani and her parents, they finally spoke again last year.“While she was with her husband, we could not reach her. But after a big battle in March of last year, my daughter got separated from her husband, and since then, she has been able to contact me, borrowing her friends’ cell phones because she did not have one,” Warjiyem told the Post.last_img read more

Drug suspect busted in Jaro

first_imgILOILO City – A drug suspect was arrested in an entrapment operation on Simon Ledesma Street, Jaro district. Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 6 staged the operation.When frisked, several sachets of the suspected illegal drugs valued at around P35,000 was confiscated from Bensolan, the report added.   Bensolan was brought to the custodial facility of PDEA-6 for proper disposition./PN However, Bensolan’s alleged cohort Alexis Jhon Lim (subject of the operation) managed to escape. Drug suspect Allan Bensolan sits handcuffed after he was caught in an entrapment operation on Simon Ledesma Street, Jaro, Iloilo City. Suspected illegal drugs valued at around P35,000 were seized from Bensolan. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Aside from suspected shabu, P34,400 money and drug paraphernalia were also recovered. Allan Bensolan, 35, was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, a police report showed.last_img read more

Europa League quarter-final, semi-final draw confirmed

first_img The winner of Sevilla’s clash with Roma will take on either Olympiakos or Wolves in the quarter-finals, while if Getafe progress through to the last eight of the competition they will face either Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen. Sevilla are the all-time competition record holders – having lifted the trophy five times – while Getafe are in the competition for the first time in over a decade. Europa League quarter-final draw: Shakhtar Donestk/Wolfsburg v Basel/Frankfurt Manchester United/LASK v Istanbul Basaksehir/Copenhagen Olympiakos/Wolves v Sevilla/Roma Inter/Getafe v Leverkusen/Rangers Read Also: Champions League final eight draw throws up possible Barca-Bayern clash Europa League semi-final draw: Shakhtar Donestk/Wolfsburg/Basel/Frankfurt v Inter/Getafe/Leverkusen/Rangers Olympiakos/Wolves/Sevilla/Roma v LASK/Man Utd/Istanbul Basaksehir/Copenhagen FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Should Sevilla defeat Roma and then triumph in their quarters tie, they will face the team who progresses through against the winners of the quarter-final between either Manchester United or LASK and either Istanbul Basaksehir and Copenhagen.center_img The Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday, with Sevilla and Getafe discovering potential future opponents. Both La Liga sides are yet to play their Round of 16 ties, with Sevilla to take on Roma and Getafe facing off against Inter respectively. Loading… Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger: Diego Costa has got two Arsenal players sent off this season

first_img Press Association Wenger told Sky Sports 1: “Mertesacker made the challenge but I said he got Mertesacker sent off, you can not say it’s not true. “I haven’t seen it again, I said in the first game he got Gabriel sent off and today he got Mertesacker sent off. A fact is a fact, I do not accuse him of anything, it’s just what happened.” Asked about the incident later in his post-match press conference, Wenger said: “I said Costa got two of our players sent off in the last two games against Chelsea. Those are only facts. “Is the decision right or wrong? I don’t know. That is a fact, without accusing him of anything.” Wenger had not seen the incident again nor spoken to Mertesacker, but described referee Mark Clattenburg’s decision in the 18th minute as “quick and harsh”. “The referee made a decision and we have to get on with it,” Wenger said. “I didn’t know if Costa was offside or not, or if Per Mertesacker touched him or not. I don’t know. “It was of course frustrating, but it’s a decision we have to take on the chin and get on with our job. That’s what we did.” Arsene Wenger bemoaned the influence of Diego Costa as the Chelsea striker once again proved a thorn in 10-man Arsenal’s side. Costa in September tussled with Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel, who was sent off, and on Sunday drew a foul from Per Mertesacker which saw the German dismissed at the Emirates Stadium in Chelsea’s 1-0 win. The Chelsea striker then netted his sixth goal in six games to dent the Gunners’ title hopes and extend their winless league run against their London rivals to nine games. The Frenchman declined to address Costa’s role further, but rued his side’s inability to make the most of the opportunity against a Chelsea side whose title defence has fallen apart this season. “I would not compare today’s situation,” Wenger said. “It was not a confrontational situation like it was at Chelsea. “It was a fact of a game and a decision of a referee. I don’t think it was linked with any bad behaviour or attitude. “We come out with a lot of regrets because we couldn’t play with our (full) team, and looking at Chelsea today, there was a lot of room to beat them if we had played with 11 players.” Wenger praised his team, despite a fifth loss of the season which leaves them three points behind Leicester in third place. “Despite the disappointing result, we should have even more belief in ourselves after the game,” Wenger said. “The team were focused and resilient, fighting to the last second.” Striker Olivier Giroud was sacrificed for defender Gabriel after Mertesacker’s dismissal, a decision greeted by boos from Gunners fans. “Do you want to make a poll for every decision to see who does what?” Wenger said. “I made the decision and, for me, it was quite a normal decision. We knew we had to drop deeper and to use pace to get forward.” Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is now unbeaten in seven matches and the Blues undefeated in eight since Jose Mourinho’s departure last month. Captain John Terry believes a top-four place and Champions League qualification is not beyond the team, despite a 14-point gap to fourth-placed Tottenham with 15 games to go. Hiddink said: “With that gap, it’s difficult to go into fourth position. But when the captain is saying that I will follow my captain.” Hiddink described the sending off as “obvious” and rued the decision to deny Cesc Fabregas a penalty when Koscielny body-checked the playmaker. “There was no doubt. From what I saw (Costa) was tripped,” Hiddink said. “I had some doubts over the Fabregas penalty, yes or no. I can understand why the referee didn’t give a penalty, fair enough. “But on Mertesacker’s red card, look closely. It was obvious I think.” Costa was withdrawn in the second half with a knee problem, but Hiddink did not know the extent of the injury. last_img read more