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Tailgate food safety

By on January 17, 2021

first_imgBy April ReeseUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s football season is in full swing, and football teams drawfans and foods to the stadium on game day. But without properconcern for safety, the food can leave fans sick in the stands.Elizabeth Andress, an extension food safety specialist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences,warns people of the health risks of tailgating.”Tailgate parties are a perfect opportunity for there to betemperature abuse of foods,” Andress said. “People should payclose attention to make sure cold foods are staying cold enoughand hot foods are heated to the right temperatures so peopledon’t perish with food-borne illness.”Cold foods should be coldThe cold foods shouldn’t be just cool. “People need to make sure they’re packing really good-quality coolers with plenty of ice or frozen gel packs,” Andress said. “All the food in your cooler needs to stay at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.”It’s possible to keep food in the cold safety zone, she said, ifyou pack properly. “Thoroughly chill cold items before you putthem into the cooler,” she said. Gel packs are good for coolers, she said, because they warm upvery slowly once out of the freezer.”Check the temperature of foods in the cooler often to make surethey’re cold enough,” she said. “Discard perishable foods thathave been in the temperature danger zone, from 40 to 140 degreesFahrenheit, for more than two hours,” Andress said.Keep raw and read-to-eat separateIn safely packing coolers, keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods they can contaminate. Do this from the storeto the tailgate.”This means keeping foods separate in the grocery cart,refrigerator and cooler,” Andress said. “Pack raw foods belowcooked foods in the cooler with some kind of separation betweenthem.”She suggests using one cooler for drinks and snacks and anotherfor raw foods and using separate cutting boards, utensils andplates for raw and cooked foods.People often get sick, too, from not cooking hamburgers, chicken,or even hotdogs well enough, she said.Chicken is a popular food for tailgating, and raw chicken hasSalmonella bacteria on it that can easily be transferred ontoother foods.”Problems can arise when the bacteria transfers to foods likerolls or vegetables, because those foods may not even getcooked,” Andress said.Don’t use color as an indicatorA common misconception is that you can rely on colors to tell howdone a piece of meat is.”People … tend to go by whether juices run clear or the insideis no longer pink,” Andress said. “These aren’t good indicatorsthat important bacteria like E. coli 0157 are no longer present.”She recommends a better way to check foods on the grill. “One ofthe best investments you can make to prevent food-borne illnessis to invest in a thermometer,” Andress said. “Hamburgers shouldbe heated to at least 160 degrees F before eating them andchicken to 180 degrees F.” An important step in avoiding food-borne illnesses is to besafely clean.Wash hands frequently”It’s hard to be clean at a tailgate party or picnic, but it’simportant to wash hands before and after handling foods,” Andresssaid. “Be sure to take something with you to be prepared forcleaning up utensils or anywhere you are actually setting fooditems.”Andress said some of the most common food-borne illnesses arerelated to people passing diseases to each other due to uncleanhands.”Staph poisoning is very common,” Andress said. “We all haveStaphylococcus bacteria on us, and without properly cleaninghands and utensils, we can pass them from person to food. Oncedeposited on food, Staph bacteria can multiply and produce toxinsif the food is in the temperature danger zone for too long.”last_img read more

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Jokowi honors critics Fadli Zon, Fahri Hamzah

By on October 19, 2020

first_img“According to the notification from the House, our appointment was made because we were a part of the House leadership,” he said.Having served as a lawmaker for 15 years, Fahri started his political career as an MPR member during the transition period from former president BJ Habibie to former president Abdurahman “Gus Dur” Wahid in early 2000s. The former student activist is also popular for his Twitter wit.Indonesia Political Review executive director Ujang Komarudin saw the medals as the government’s attempt to compromise with its critics.”The government wants the political climate to be more productive, especially now that both Fadli and Fahri seem to have gotten closer to the government,” he said.Ujang added that less criticism could also affect public perception ahead of the 2020 regional elections, in which several children of people in power, including Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, are running for office.“Fadli’s party is already in the government coalition and we’ve seen Fahri approaching the government through [a new political party] recently,” he said, referring to Fahri’s visit to the State Palace on July 20.Read also: Jokowi’s power consolidation buries outspoken oppositionFadli and Fahri have been absent from the public sphere after Jokowi consolidated power at the beginning of his second term last year, effectively reducing the opposition in the House by over a third. They are no longer as vocal as before, despite still making public appearances and remaining active on social media.UI political observer Cecep Hidayat said there was nothing unusual about awarding the medals to Fadli and Fahri as it did not violate any regulations, noting that the move would not have a significant impact on them.“It’s not like giving away seats in the government. The medals are a symbol of appreciation for Fadli’s and Fahri’s roles [as lawmakers].”Cecep also believes that Fadli and Fahri would not be silenced after receiving the medals.“It seems highly unlikely that they will shut their mouths just because of the medals.”Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono said the office had gone through the proper procedures in awarding the medals, which included verifying the recipients’ achievements and contributions.The President also awarded the Bintang Jasa Utama, the first class of the Bintang Jasa, to six recipients, namely former House of Representatives speaker Bambang Soesatyo of the Golkar Party, MPR deputy speakers Ahmad Basarah of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and Ahmad Muzani of the Gerindra Party, as well as former House deputy speaker Utut Adianto of the PDI-P. Fadli, who is currently still serving as a lawmaker in the House for the 2019-2024 period, is deputy chairman of the Gerindra Party, a party in Jokowi’s coalition that was part of the government opposition before the 2019 general election.  He was known as an influential student activist during his undergraduate years at the University of Indonesia (UI). He entered the national political scene following his appointment as a member of the People’s Representatives Assembly (MPR) representing the youth between 1997 and 1999.“Despite challenges and conflicts, we have carried out our duties according to the Constitution,” Fadli said on Monday, assuming the President was considering his success in leading the House in 2014 to 2019.Fahri, who has parted ways with the opposition Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and is no longer a lawmaker, also said he might be honored because of his service at the House.     Topics :center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo honored on Thursday two of his most fervent critics and former House of Representatives deputy speakers, Fadli Zon and Fahri Hamzah, with Bintang Mahaputera Nararya medals, one of the country’s highest civilian honors.According to the Honors and Awards Law, Bintang Mahaputera medals are bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated distinguished services in various fields that contribute significantly to the state and the nation’s development, welfare and prosperity.Both seasoned politicians, Fadli and Fahri, were known as outspoken opposition figures and critics of Jokowi’s policies during the President’s first term.last_img read more

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Rays explode for seven runs in seventh against Dodgers bullpen

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s been reliable at times,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of his bullpen. “Each individual, I think, at times has thrown the ball really well. Right now, working from the back, I think we’re getting Kenley (Jansen) back on line. Petey (Pedro Baez) is throwing the ball really well. Obviously, it was unfortunate yesterday (when Baez was hit by a line drive). Scotty (Alexander) is really trying to get that sinker down.“Just all of our guys, they really haven’t hit their stride. It’s kind of what I see as opposed to the numbers. These are guys I still trust and we’re going to need them.”Reliable at times, however, is kind of the definition of unreliable.Unscored upon through his first 15 appearances this season, Floro has now been tagged for runs in three of his past five appearances (though two of the seven were unearned) with his batting average against going from .172 in those first 15 to .368 (7 for 19) with two home runs over the past five.Against the Rays on Wednesday, Floro faced four batters and retired none of them. PreviousST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Rodney Linares #27 in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rich Hill pitches to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays opening pitcher Ryne Stanek delivers to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers follows through on a pitch in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill follows through on a delivery to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner flies out to Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger flies out to Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Guillermo Heredia during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays’ Tommy Pham follows through on a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated by Willy Adames #1 after his home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin ducks away from an inside pitch by Tampa Bay Rays’ Yonny Chirinos during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reacts to his error on a ground ball by Tampa Bay Rays’ Daniel Robertson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos delivers to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) throws to first after forcing out Tampa Bay Rays’ Guillermo Heredia at second base, for a double play on Avisail Garcia during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger tries to score on a single by teammate Russell Martin during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Bellinger was out. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger tries to score on a single by teammate Russell Martin during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Bellinger was out at home. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Travis d’Arnaud #37 of the Tampa Bay Rays tags out Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in the sixth inning at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger at home plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Travis d’Arnaud #37 of the Tampa Bay Rays tags out Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in the sixth inning at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right, shows the ball to home plate umpire Bill Miller after tagging out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his sixth-inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates after his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) celebrates with third base coach Dino Ebel (12) after his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson throws to first after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) at second base on a ball hit by Cody Bellinger, who was safe during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos waits for a new baseball as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy runs the bases with a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a line drive off the bat of Willy Adames #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Yonny Chirinos reacts after being taken out of the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ Avisail Garcia celebrates his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro with Brandon Lowe (8) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays’ Brandon Lowe lines an RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rays’ Austin Meadows scores. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Tampa Bay Rays’ Austin Meadows, bottom, scores ahead the throw to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin on a single by Brandon Lowe during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Home plate umpire umpire Bill Miller #26 looks on as Austin Meadows #17 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores against Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who looks back for an over thrown ball in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Avisail Garcia #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his three-run home run with Guillermo Heredia #54 as Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ Avisail Garcia celebrates with Guillermo Heredia (54) after Garcia hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro walks off the field after being removed in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Caleb Ferguson during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 22: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Rodney Linares #27 in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rich Hill pitches to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)NextShow Caption1 of 37Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rich Hill pitches to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ExpandST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baseball’s MacGyvers can blow things up too.The Tampa Bay Rays exploded for seven runs in a seventh inning that featured two three-run home runs off Dodgers relievers and handed the Dodgers an 8-1 defeat Wednesday night to split their two-game interleague series.Dodgers starter Rich Hill allowed just one run in his six innings. But a mild-mannered 1-1 tie turned ugly in the bottom of the seventh when Dylan Floro and Caleb Ferguson cut the wrong wires.Before Wednesday’s explosion, the Dodgers’ bullpen had a 2.72 ERA in the month of May, second-best in the National League. That jumped to 4.10 by the end of the night, more in line with the ’pen’s overall mark – a 4.44 ERA that ranks in the bottom third among MLB teams. “I know this is going to happen,” Floro said of the bad outing. “I’m just disappointed I let the team down. I come in these situations and they’re looking for me to put up a zero there.“I know I’m not going to go out there and be absolutely perfect every time. This game is way too hard. And it’s not just a month long. It’s six, seven months long depending on how far we go. … I know my pitches are good. I just couldn’t execute a couple pitches, get them in the right spot.”Floro made trouble for himself almost immediately, hitting pinch-hitter Austin Meadows with his third pitch. Back-to-back singles produced one run to give the Rays the lead. Then Floro left a 1-and-1 fastball up over the outside part of the plate and Avisail Garcia drove it to the opposite field for a three-run home run.“It’s never good to start off an inning walking a guy or hitting him like that,” Floro said. “It never ends pretty after that, really. No matter what the situation.“Just didn’t execute a four-seamer (to Garcia). Tried to go up and pulled it down. He got a hold of it. You can’t miss spots in the major leagues.”Ferguson replaced him and allowed just one hit. Before that, though, he walked a batter and hit another. Then he gave up the Rays’ second three-run home run of the inning, a shot to straightaway center field by Kevin Kiermaier.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img It was the second time Kiermaier put his stamp on the game.The Dodgers managed just five hits Wednesday, though one of them was a solo home run by Max Muncy in the sixth inning to tie the score.The Dodgers put runners at first and second with two outs that inning and Russell Martin shot a single into center field. But Kiermaier charged the ball and threw home, beating Cody Bellinger, who tried to score the go-ahead run from second.“That could have changed the game,” Roberts said. “Russell had a good at-bat right there. We had a good runner in Cody. (Kiermaier) made an 80 throw.”The Dodgers didn’t have another hit in the game.“Tough night overall,” Hill said. “Regroup and get ready for Pittsburgh.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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