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Solo Meals

first_imgEating alone and cooking for one can be challenging. Most recipes and food products are meant for more than one person. Despite one’s age or stage in life, from being off at college for the first time, to a single professional, or a widower, at some point we may all encounter a situation where mealtime will require us to dine solo.Eating should always be a pleasurable experience. Often those who dine alone do not take the time to prepare nourishing meals or make the area where they eat attractive. They may nibble on empty calorie snack foods or resort to take-out food. As a result, their health and pocketbooks may begin to suffer.With some planning and a little help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, solo eaters can prepare healthy, delicious meals.Most people only think of the negative aspects of dining alone. However, there are many benefits to being alone at mealtime. One advantage is that you really can eat what you want when it suits you. You do not have to accommodate anyone else’s schedule or their likes and dislikes. Also, since you are alone, you may be able to afford to splurge on special food items or premium meats.You also can eat at a leisurely pace in a nice environment. Eat on your deck or patio in the spring or in your dining room with your meal served on special china. Why not use your crystal and china instead of keeping it packed up to collect dust? Add to the ambiance by playing music and remember to keep the TV turned off. Relax and really savor your meal. Be creative with recipes. Determine which ones can be made and then stored for later use, and which ones can be cut down, so you only prepare one to two servings. Some recipes do not result in the same quality when ingredients are cut — experimentation is key. Do not be tempted to overeat just because you made a large amount. Leftovers should not be kept in the refrigerator more than one to two days. Most food in the freezer can last several months if properly stored below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.Planning is imperative whether you are alone or cooking for a family of eight. You will get more variety and flavor in your meals if you write down menus for the whole week. Plan for several weeks and make some dishes in larger quantities that can be divided and frozen for later use.  Write down what you would like for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Once you have several weeks of menus planned, you can reuse and remaster them. Look in your cabinets, pantry and refrigerator to see what ingredients you will need to buy. Make a list according to how the grocery store is laid out and do not shop when you are hungry. Following this plan will save you money and time.Eating alone can be pleasant if you treat yourself like company. Make mealtime special by planning your menus carefully, shopping wisely and storing your food properly. Once you get into the habit of eating well, you will find that dining alone can be relaxing and enjoyable.For more information on food, health and nutrition, read the UGA Extension Circular 1037-04 “Eating a Variety of Foods is Healthy!” which can be found at extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

Vermont to get $95,000 from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen over epilepsy and migraine drug

first_imgAttorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Vermont will receive approximately $95,000 as part of a $75 million settlement with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, that involved all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government. The agreement with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., resolves allegations that the company promoted topiramate, an antiepileptic and migraine prevention drug which is marketed under the trade name Topamax©, for uses not approved by the Food & Drug Administration.The off-label marketing included promoting the drug for a variety of psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder and drug and alcohol dependency. As a result of this settlement, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen will pay damages equal to three times the amount that Vermont and other states expended for prescriptions written as a result of the company’s off-label promotion. The company also pled guilty to a criminal misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and entered into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the federal government to closely monitor the company’s future marketing and sales practices.Source: October 4, 2010. Attorney General.last_img read more

Brazil Seized 62 Tons of Drugs on Its Borders in Four Months

first_img Brazil seized 62 tons of drugs on its borders in the last four months, President Dilma Rousseff announced on her program “Coffee with the President,” as part of a discussion of the results of the new Strategic Border Plan launched in June. “We’ve had very positive results. More than 62 tons of drugs have already been seized in the last four months (…) that means that we’ve succeeded in preventing a large amount of marihuana, cocaine, and other drugs from reaching Brazilian cities,” Rousseff said. One of the operations of that border plan, just concluded along Brazil’s borders with Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, resulted in the seizure of a total of “650 kilos of explosives, in addition to weapons, ammunition, and drugs,” Rousseff explained. In the Amazon, the plan led to the destruction of three clandestine airstrips used by traffickers, in addition to the deactivation of an illegal mine hidden in an indigenous area. In those four months, 3,000 people were detained for illicit activity along the border, and 300 weapons and 65,000 rounds of ammunition were seized. Rousseff launched this plan, which integrates the operation of the Armed Forces and the police in order to confront organized crime along the country’s 16,000 kilometers of border, and which calls for direct cooperation with neighboring countries, in June. Brazil borders on nine South American countries, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, in addition to French Guiana, which belongs to France. By Dialogo October 12, 2011 PAY ATTENTION, GENTLEMEN OF PERU’S MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR: “BRAZIL SEIZED 62 TONS OF DRUGS ON ITS BORDERS IN FOUR MONTHS” WE NEED TO FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE, AND WE CAN DO IT: THE ARMED FORCES AND THE POLICE. 52% of the drugs seized in Bolivia come from Peru and are destined primarily for Brazil. “Bolivia is now used as a transit country for drugs” (source:RPP 04-29-2011)last_img read more

2 Southampton Day Care Workers Charged With Child Endangerment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two women have been accused of repeatedly force feeding, pushing and slamming children on the floor at a Southampton day care facility where they worked as teachers, authorities said.Kathleen Culver, 33, of Southampton, and 23-year-old Sarah Dawber of Mastic Beach, were arrested Monday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.Police said the only reported injury has been an 18-month-old child vomiting from the forced feeding at Side By Side Day Care Center at North Sea Road. The two women worked in the infant room tending to children ranging from 4 months old to 18 months old, authorities said.The arrests were the result of a joint investigation between Southampton police, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and Suffolk County Child Protective Services. The investigation is continuing.Detectives ask any parents and guardians of children who have attended the Day Care to contact them if they have any information that may aid in the continuing investigation at 631-702-2230.last_img read more

Sandra Gobin, Uniline: Slavonia has a beautiful future as a destination

first_imgThe management and the leading team of Uniline, the leading Croatian tourist operator, visited the Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem counties in order to see the possibilities for the development of multi-day destination and daily excursion programs.A more intensive opening of the foreign market of Slavonia is a prerequisite for a quality start and recognition on the domestic market and thus an increase in the arrival of domestic guests, which will certainly contribute to the working visit of the Management and leading team Unilineam, as well as all other travel agencies. they would meet and experience it. “We chose Slavonia as the destination for our team building in order to give it business and social support considering our know-how and the sales channels we have at our disposal.” said Boris Žgomba, CEO of Uniline.Sandra Gobin, Member of the Management Board and Director of the Tourism Sector: We are ready to take a share in the tourism development of Slavonia Slavonia as a destination has a beautiful future is the conclusion of the working visit, and as they point out from Uniline, it is a series of new jobs and activities on which tourism is based today – from specialized tourist tours, hunting tourism, wine roads, bird watching, school and riding trails, family farms, camps, family hotels to original restaurants and wine cellars given what Slavonia abounds in. “We are ready with other colleagues from the sector to take over our share in tourism and destination development in this area. We are thrilled with what we have experienced. We are still collecting impressions, but it is clear that there are undoubted potentials for eno-gastro, cultural tourism and historical, ie archaeological tourism, which we will gradually introduce into our programs for some foreign and domestic market niches with special interest.”Said Sandra Gobin, Member of the Management Board and Director of the Tourism Sector.Uniline, which also has the Europcar franchise in its portfolio, a rent a car operation with more than 1.200 vehicles in its fleet, is a leading Croatian tour operator that annually provides tourist services to over 350 guests in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe. By entering the management of sales processes and the entire hotel business (hotel management), the company is just being transformed into a complete business tourism group, ie a one-stop tourist company.I hereby invite all other travel agencies to visit Slavonia and experience it with their own eyes in order to see for themselves the extremely great potential for the development of tourism in Slavonia, as well as the solution of year-round tourism. I also invite all other companies to organize their team building programs in Slavonia.Also, I invite you to support the initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia # DHTSlavonija2018last_img read more

The CNTB is organizing a water-sharing campaign with a welcome message at border crossings

first_imgOn the first Saturday when a larger number of tourists stay in Croatian destinations and when the shifts of tourists at border crossings become more intense, the Croatian Tourist Board organizes an action of sharing water with tourists with a welcome message. The action will take place on Saturday, June 15, at the border crossings Bregana, Macelj, Plovanija and Rupa and at the toll station Lučko. Water with the message “Croatia’s crystal clear waters are yours to discover! Welcome to Croatia and Discover more at Croatia.hr ”and a special pendant that promotes the Croatian islands will be organized, in these places, in the morning, until all 50 thousand bottles of water are distributed. “The aim of this action is to further promote Croatia as a country of kind and good hosts, but also to express gratitude to many tourists who have chosen Croatian destinations for their destinations. Crowds, but also heat are great, so with this gesture we want to make the waiting time easier and more beautiful for our guests.”, Said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.last_img read more

Belarus intensifies crackdown after mammoth demonstration

first_imgBelarusian authorities stepped up arrests of political opponents and strike leaders Monday, after Sunday saw the latest unprecedented demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election. While the protest movement against Lukashenko’s 26-year reign entered its third week, the man known as “Europe’s last dictator” responded with fresh rhetoric and martial imagery.Most prominently, Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich was summoned for questioning over her ties to the opposition.  Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize in 2015, has supported opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and is a member of the Coordination Council set up by her allies to oversee a peaceful transition of power, although the 72-year-old writer has not attended its sessions.The Investigative Committee summoned Alexievich for questioning on Wednesday as a witness in an ongoing criminal probe into the council’s creation, focusing on alleged calls to seize power. Another presidium member, former arts minister and diplomat Pavel Latushko, faces questioning on Tuesday. The announcement came hours after police reported the detention of two other Coordination Council members on suspicion of organizing illegal strikes. Meanwhile a top US diplomat met Tikhanovskaya in Lithuania after tens of thousands took part in some of the largest protests in the country’s recent history for a second Sunday in a row.  Topics : ‘We are under pressure’ Tikhanovskaya fled to neighboring Lithuania after August 9 polls that she claims to have won against Lukashenko. His insistence on his own landslide victory and police violence against demonstrators have sparked the huge protests against his rule.The opposition said two members of its Coordination Council were detained on Monday: Sergei Dylevsky, a tractor plant worker who has come to prominence as a strike leader and Olga Kovalkova, a member of Tikhanovskaya’s staff.Allies of Tikhanovskaya formed the council this month to oversee efforts for a peaceful transition of power.”We are under pressure. This morning two members of the presidium of the Coordination Council were detained,” another presidium member, Liliya Vlasova, told a press conference.Vlasova, a lawyer and mediator, said Dylevsky and Kovalkova were accused of illegally organizing a strike, an administrative offence.A mobile phone video by a witness posted by news site Tut.by apparently showed Dylevsky and Kovalkova being led to a police van, watched by uniformed workers from the Belarus tractor plant.Three more people were arrested Monday evening on the sidelines of an opposition protest in capital Minsk. ‘Belarus will not waver’ As the vast crowd of protesters held their unsanctioned march through Minsk, Lukashenko mounted a bizarre display of force.Footage released by his press service showed him landing at his residence in Minsk with his 15-year-old son Nikolai, both in bullet-proof vests and carrying assault rifles. He then praised riot police manning a heavily fortified barricade as “beautiful guys”.On Monday the presidency and state news agency Belta used the footage in a montage set to stirring music, titled “Belarus will not waver”. It featured scenes of heavily armed riot police and warnings that Lukashenko will impose “order”.Tikhanovskaya’s campaign ally and Coordination Council member Maria Kolesnikova on Monday called for an official investigation into how Nikolai, a minor, was allowed to carry a combat weapon, and ridiculed Lukashenko.”We think it’s very strange when someone who heads a country allows himself to run about in very strange clothing, with a very strange weapon in the center of Minsk,” she said.”If he thinks 80 percent of Belarusians voted for him, why does he fearfully hide behind barbed wire and those chains of ‘beautiful guys?'” Call with Putin “We consider these actions of the authorities are absolutely unlawful,” Vlasova said. “We are negotiators.”Vlasova said that investigators had also summoned her for questioning later Monday.In the industrial city of Soligorsk, police detained a strike leader at the Belaruskaly potash plant, Anatoly Bokun, and another, Alexander Lavrinovich, at the MZKT plant, which makes heavy-duty trucks, factory workers told AFP. US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met Tikhanovskaya in Lithuania, calling her a “very impressive person”.He condemned “the violation of human rights and brutality that we’ve seen play out in Belarus,” saying Belarusians must “determine their own future”.Tikhanovskaya said Lukashenko “does not have the support either of the Belarusian people or the international community”.Visiting Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for Lukashenko “not to resort to violence, to respect the rights of the protesters”. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin had spoken by phone with Lukashenko on Monday, the latest in a series of calls between the two leaders, whose countries are closely linked.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised protesters for lack of “provocations” and said law enforcement behaved “very appropriately” during Sunday’s demonstration.While police did not crack down at the time, the opposition warned Monday that anyone who took part could potentially be detained.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration, Passage of Legislation to Aid in Crisis

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced the second renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, which was introduced in January, renewed in April and set to expire July 4. The renewal allows for the initiatives introduced in the past 180 days to continue without interruption.The governor also signed Senate Bill 978, giving hospice staff the authority to properly destroy unused drugs following a patient’s death. Previously, hospice staff had to return any unused pharmaceuticals to the family. This process can, and had in some cases, been abused with undesirable outcomes. It also placed another burden on grieving families as they had to seek out a legal collection mechanism in their community.“It’s my hope that by simplifying the process for disposing of unused medications following a death, we are taking another step toward taking dangerous medications out of the hands of anyone who might misuse them,” Gov. Wolf.“An effective way to combat this crisis is to prevent prescribed drugs from falling into the wrong hands,” Sen. Lisa Baker said. “This avenue opened as the unintended consequence of a change in federal regulations. When the Wyoming County coroner alerted us to the problem, we were able to quickly move a remedy through.”“We have made real progress during the disaster declaration to stem the tide of this epidemic and provide better resources and coordination for those on the front lines,” Gov. Wolf said. “But it is critical that we keep building on our efforts at prevention, rescue, and treatment and by extending the disaster declaration for another 90 days we ensure that my administration and local partners can continue to use every tool available to them to help people and communities in need.“Extending this declaration will allow us to continue our efforts to break down silos and enhance collaboration across state government, as we add more departments in this concerted effort and extend our efforts through regional Opioid Command Center meetings and increased data collection with the Opioid Data Dashboard.”While the declaration renewals continue, Gov. Wolf and Sen. Jay Costa in April announced legislation to empower the secretary of health to declare a public health emergency, creating a more streamlined vehicle for deploying resources specific to that emergency – opioids or another health crisis.Senate Bill 1001 would create the designation of a public health emergency declaration, which empowers the Department of Health to waive regulations, create new temporary regulations, publish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for tracking and treating a disease, illness, or event, and allow public workers to provide treatment to control the emergency. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously, has been referred to the house health committee.More information on the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and how people suffering from this disease can get help is here. June 28, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Announces Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration, Passage of Legislation to Aid in Crisislast_img read more

Could the Gold Coast property market dictate the State of Origin outcome?

first_imgREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson.“So now, it is NSW who is under performing,” he said.“A similar storyline could potentially exist when you examine property prices. “The NSW property market has long been dominant but during the past two years it has been the underdog Queensland’s time to shine.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe median house price in Sydney sits at $830,000 while on the Gold Coast it is $625,000.Mr Henderson said that gap was narrowing as the market’s way of moving to “correct any errors”.“The Sydney property market is retreating while the Gold Coast market is heading forward,” he said. MORE NEWS: Price tag attached to Scott Prince’s palace The Gold Coast property market is thriving. Queensland for the win!IF the property market is a sign of what’s to come in this year’s State of Origin series, diehard Queensland fans could be about to score.The Blues and Maroons share a similar storyline to their state’s property markets when taking a look back through history.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson has crunched the numbers ahead of the first game in this year’s series.He said NSW demolished Queensland before the highly competitive competition started, with Queensland winning just one series between 1956 and the birth of State of Origin.However, since the launch of the best-of-three series in 1982, Queensland has won 21 and NSW 14. MORE NEWS: What the interest rate cut means for the marketcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50 “And when you put aside money for a minute and examine the quality of the lives of residents, it’s no wonder that a shift to the Gold Coast is an attractive proposition. “Who wants to sit in Sydney traffic for two hours a day when you can walk along the beach on the Gold Coast for two hours instead.“The Gold Coast alone recorded more than 5000 new residents arriving from Sydney during the past year, that means we needed to build an extra 2000 dwellings just to house the Blues supporters.”So could this be a sign of another Queensland win this year?last_img read more

Panaad Stadium opens for non-contact sports activities

first_imgAlthough Panaad Stadium’s grandstand has been closed for renovation months before in preparation for this province’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa in 2021, its other facilities are available for sports enthusiasts to use. Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium, located in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, is now open for residents who want to engage in non-contact sports activities after months of waiting due to coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. Jogging, walking, running, tennis, and Badminton, among others are the sports activities allowed in the stadium. ATTRACTTOUR On May 22, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the resumption of non-contact sports in areas under GCQ. “Panaad is open already. Certain sports are allowed except for team sports. Badminton, tennis, ping-pong, and chess are allowed.(But) I heard that senior citizens are not allowed in the tennis courts. (For) me, I will allow them. You can (now also) go running, jogging and walking,” he said on March 27. IATF-EID Resolution No. 38 stated that athletes and enthusiasts of running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, and skateboarding, among others, in GCQ regions can now play the sports they love again “provided that the minimum public health standards, such as the wearing of face masks and maintenance of physical distancing protocols and no sharing of equipment when applicable are observed.” “Lagoon is still closed. But if they will allow me, I’d like to open it. We just have to control the number of people coming in,” he added.center_img These areas include Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium has reopened for residents who want to engage in non-contact sports activities.Since March 26, the stadium, located in Barangay Mansilingan here, has been allowing entry to those who want to use its facilities while this province is under general community quarantine (GCQ), Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said. On the other hand, the Capitol Lagoon and Park in this city, which is also frequented by joggers and runners, remains closed, the governor said. The resolution also stated that facilities that cater these sports events can reopen but would be “limited to basic operations.”(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more