Healthy, tasty

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaTraditional holiday meals with plenty of vegetables put Georgians a step ahead of their neighbors to the north. Vegetables free of extras like butter, breadcrumbs and heavy creams could help Georgians stay healthy, says a University of Georgia expert.“Vegetables, if they’re good, are already sweet,” said Connie Crawley, a UGA Cooperative Extension nutrition and health specialist. “(Southerners) usually cook them to death or throw grease or sugar on them. The best thing to do is just cook them until they’re just done, tender, but not limp.”Visit local farmer’s markets for the freshest varieties of vegetables. In-season winter varieties include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, beets, greens, cauliflower and winter squash like butternut, acorn and spaghetti.Calorie-laden culprits don’t just come in the form of vegetables. Most dishes on holiday tables are loaded with extra fat, salt and sugar.“Turkey is one of the healthier meats if you don’t fry it or baste it to death,” Crawley said. A serving of roasted turkey has about 200 calories, more if fried. Gravy adds 50 calories per tablespoon. A serving of a breadcrumb-topped casserole has 200-plus calories; one roll, 110 calories; a pat of butter, 45 calories; sweet potato casserole, 300 calories; and pumpkin pie, 200 calories. A dollop of whipped cream on top of that pie can add an extra 100 calories.“One of the worst side dishes is stuffing,” she said. “There are so many calories in a small amount. A fourth-cup of dressing is equal to a whole slice of bread. We eat a lot more and with gravy.”A typical holiday meal can add up to 1,000 calories. That’s without piling the food high. For a woman, 1,000 calories can be half or more of her daily calories, Crawley said.To keep calorie counts low, use the smallest plate available and leave space around each food item. Pile food no higher than the thickness of a hand – laid flat, not propped on its side. And wait at least 15 minutes after the meal before choosing a dessert.Crawley offers the following tips for keeping the holidays lean and tasty:• Buy fresh turkey, and cook it in a cooking bag. It’ll be moist and brown without extra fat and sodium. Substitute pork tenderloin or fresh ham for cured ham brined with salt. Check the label to ensure the pork tenderloin isn’t brined.• Make cornbread for dressing with stone-ground cornmeal and whole-wheat flour.• In casseroles, substitute reduced-fat, low-sodium condensed soups for regular canned soups. Use reduced-fat margarine, low-cholesterol egg substitute, reduced-fat cheese and evaporated skim milk. For topping, use whole wheat bread crumbs or low-sodium crackers. • For sweet potato casserole, substitute artificial sweetener for half the sugar or cut the sugar by a third. Use light margarine instead of butter or regular margarine. • In congealed salads, use sugar-free gelatin, fresh or canned fruit in its own juice and reduced-fat cream cheese.• Season cooked vegetables with a little olive oil and a few shakes from a commercial spice-herb mixture. • Serve whole-wheat rolls or bread. Accompany them with reduced-sugar fruit spread or a little olive oil.• Offer one or two desserts. Make one a lower-fat, lower-calorie dessert like regular angel food cake with warm fruit compote, baked apples filled with pecans or banana pudding made with sugar-free vanilla pudding, light whipped cream and reduced-fat vanilla wafers. Have a basket of seasonal fruits on hand as an alternative. “With more variety, people eat more,” Crawley said. “You don’t have to have two kinds of potatoes, multiple vegetable casseroles or four kinds of desserts. A low-calorie dish with high-calorie ones gives people choices.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT ANNOUNCES DISTINGUISHED EMPLOYEE FOR OCTOBER 2006

first_imgBLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT ANNOUNCES DISTINGUISHED EMPLOYEE FOR OCTOBER 2006Berlin, VT Cheryl Bennett, a resident of Barre Town, VT, has been chosen as distinguished employee for the month of October 2006.Ms. Bennett is a policy analyst in the operations department and has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield for over 20 years. She is cited for the excellent internal customer service she provides and for her organizational skills. A co-worker stated, Her ability to identify issues and then step up to solve them is a credit to her and a huge advantage for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont employs about 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and its branch office in Williston. A committee of employees recognizes an employee each month in honor of Carol L. Goodrich, the winner of the first-ever Employee of the Year award in 1992. This program awards individuals who demonstrate extraordinary effort above and beyond the scope of their current responsibilities. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. (End)last_img read more

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Vermont named KeyBank district of the year

first_imgVERMONT DISTRICT RISES TO THE TOP OF KEY IN 2006Green Mountain Team Earns KeyBank’s District of the Year Vermont may be the smallest state served by KeyBank but in 2006 it acted like the biggest.The Vermont District has been named the 2006 District of the Year among KeyBank NA’s 23 districts nationwide. The award recognizes the highest ranking district based on overall financial performance, service to clients and commitment to community. “Our employees are incredibly dedicated to our clients and the communities we serve,” said Scott Carpenter, president, Vermont District, KeyBank NA. “Our bankers provide strong financial solutions and advice, and the market has rewarded us with their business.”In addition to commercial, business and private banking services, KeyBank serves Vermont retail clients through its 13 branches.”Vermont’s performance exemplifies what Key’s Community Bank model is all about — local decision making and the exceptional delivery of the services of a top national bank,” said Thomas X. Geisel, president, Northeast Region, KeyBank N.A. KeyBank N.A. is one of Vermonts largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through KeyCenters and offices; a network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day. # # # Note to Editors: For up-to-date company information, media contacts and facts and figures about Key lines of business, visit our Media Newsroom at Key.com/newsroom.last_img read more

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Prosecutors Seek Maximum Sentence, 1 Year, for CEO Blankenship in Death of 29 Miners

first_imgProsecutors Seek Maximum Sentence, 1 Year, for CEO Blankenship in Death of 29 Miners FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jonathan Matisse for the Associated Press:Prosecutors are requesting the maximum penalty of a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for convicted ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who ran a West Virginia coal mine that was the site of a 2010 explosion that killed 29 men.In a sentencing memorandum in federal court Monday, prosecutors said the one-year cap on prison time for conspiring to shirk mine safety laws is “woefully insufficient.” But any shorter sentence for Blankenship could only be interpreted as a “declaration that mine safety laws are not to be taken seriously,” prosecutors wrote.Blankenship was convicted Dec. 3 of a misdemeanor conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards at Upper Big Branch Mine in southern West Virginia, where an explosion killed 29 men in 2010.In their memorandum, Blankenship’s attorneys say he shouldn’t receive more than probation and a fine. They reiterated that they intend to appeal.Blankenship’s sentencing is slated for April 6, the day after the sixth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch disaster.Prosecutors painted the mine as a “calamity in the making,” poorly ventilated and covered in black coal dust that would easily ignite.“There was no question what accumulations of coal dust meant if not properly treated: a powder keg 1,000 feet below the surface, primed to blow at any time,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Ruby.At the helm of a multibillion-dollar publicly traded company, the wealthy executive had the means to run the mine safely, but was greedy enough “to willfully imperil his workers’ survival to further fatten his bank account,” prosecutors wrote.“He made a conscious, cold-blooded decision to gamble with the lives of the men and women who worked for him,” Ruby wrote.Blankenship’s attorneys countered by providing dozens of positive letters from former employees, friends, family and members of the community.“The defense never contested that Don Blankenship could be blunt and a hard taskmaster, but the truth is that he cares deeply about his family, his community, and the people who worked for him,” wrote defense attorney Blair Brown.They pointed to his humble roots, investments in the community and mine safety initiatives.“All these huge public improvements didn’t come with a big banner flying overhead that said, ‘Donated by Don Blankenship and/or Massey Energy;’ that’s not how he has chosen to operate through the years,” wrote Lisa Crum, who worked in human resources for one of Massey’s contractors for about 18 years.Her husband worked for a Massey-owned processing plant in Mingo County, W.Va.Prosecutors are still fighting to force Blankenship to pay $28 million in restitution to Alpha Natural Resources, a now-bankrupt coal company that bought Massey in 2011. The money would cover legal fees, investigative expenses and fines incurred by Alpha.Other claims for restitution have been submitted, prosecutors wrote. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that a separate restitution hearing is necessary.Prosecutors Seek Max of 1 Year in Prison for Ex-Coal CEOlast_img read more

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3 innovative apps that will better your life

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you have free time on your hands, do you immediately jump on social media? It seems that the minute we have even the smallest bit of down time, we can’t wait to check our social accounts. But, is this really the best use of your time or the best way to better our lives? If you’re phone is handy and you’ve got spare time, instead of exploring social networks, check out these three interesting (and free!) apps that will actually better your personal and professional life.BlinkistYour full-time job is demanding and you’re always on the go. So, how in the world are you supposed to find time to boost your knowledge and explore new ideas and trends? With over one million users, Blinkist provides access to over 2,000 bestselling non-fiction titles in 15-minute summaries for reading and listening. Offering “big ideas in small packages,” Blinkist lets users explore over 19 categories from management and leadership to money and investments.BrightNestThis free home maintenance app offers users a variety of creative cleaning tricks, interior design advice, and general tips for keeping homeowners happy. BrightNest will send subscribers free customized tips for meeting maintenance goals and provides a scheduling tool for tasks and projects, complete with On-the-Go Reminders.Habit ListAre you working to better yourself but have difficulty staying motivated? Whether your goal is to develop new and better habits or drop bad ones, Habit List helps you “build a better you” by keeping you focused and on track with your goals. Just as the Fitbit motivates users to stay healthy by taking a certain number of steps each day, Habit List lets you decide what to work for and challenges you to stay committed and beat personal bests. The app tracks your daily “habits” and shows your progress and provides weekly and monthly reports on completion percentages.last_img read more

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Sometimes we need a little distance to see the big picture of business lending

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Bosenko Heather started at Lucro in 2013 where she’s done everything from underwriting to developing and launching the CUSO’s digital lending tool. Prior to that, Heather worked in the banking world … Web: https://www.lucro.org Details Over the last few years, borrowers have begun to prefer online loan processes purely for the convenience. According to the 2019 Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey online lenders experienced the most substantial growth when compared to physical banks and credit unions. Businesses applying for credit typically weren’t looking for enormous sums of money either. In fact, 57% of the financing sought was for amounts less than $100,000. Community lenders interested in funding small to medium-sized loans for small businesses have a big opportunity here to step in and provide assistance. For the foreseeable future, online operations will be the sole resource for connecting lenders with small businesses in need. While members are not able to have a face-to-face conversation with your team, it’s more important than ever to examine your suite of electronic services and make sure you are able to continue meeting the needs of your members with agility. Ultimately, those efforts will contribute to the strength and financial recovery of our communities. It’s not only crucial for your members to have remote access to financial assistance, but it’s equally as important that the processes and procedures that your team is using allows your institution to swiftly execute member requests. Identifying any potential service gaps and functional ways to overcome them should currently be a top priority.One significant service gap present among many credit unions is the ability to book business loans entirely online. If your team is interested in providing CARES Act/Payroll Protection Program support to businesses in your area consider that borrowers need to be able to submit applications, transmit sensitive documents, and receive quick decisions all without leaving their home.  While the need to physically distance ourselves from one another will eventually ease, the expectations that we are developing for convenience and support will not. The efforts that credit unions make to provide uninterrupted service during this national emergency will lay a path for creating deeper relationships with your members and the communities you serve. If your credit union would like to quickly set up a custom online business loan application portal with no hardware or software requirements visit www.Lucro.org/DBLC to learn more or contact Heather Bosenko at heather@lucro.org.last_img read more

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Vodafone Reports Jump in Broadband Services, Fall in Roaming in COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgVodafone, which plans to list the spin-out of its towers business in Frankfurt early next year, also confirmed its full-year free cashflow guidance of at least EUR 5 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) before spectrum and restructuring costs on Monday.Read said more details on the IPO plan would be given to investors on Tuesday.However, he said Vodafone wanted to put its stake in its CTIL joint venture with Telefonica into the spin-out.“We have done a significant amount of work with Tef (Telefonica) and it is our intention ultimately to roll our stake in CTIL into Vantage Towers, ideally ahead of the IPO,” he said.For the six months to the end of September, Vodafone reported adjusted earnings of EUR 7 billion (roughly Rs. 61,600 crores), down 1.9 percent, on a 2.3 percent drop in group revenue to EUR 21.4 billion (roughly Rs. 1,88,500 crores).© Thomson Reuters 2020Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Vodafone put numbers on its adjusted core earnings target for the year to end-March: EUR 14.4 billion (roughly Rs. 1,26,900 crores) to EUR 14.6 billion (roughly Rs. 1,28,600 crores) , compared to EUR 14.5 billion (roughly Rs. 1,27,800 crores) for the previous year.It had previously said they would be “flat to slightly down”. Analysts were forecasting EUR 14.37 billion (roughly Rs. 1,26,700 crores).Shares rose as much as 4 percent to 125 pence (roughly Rs. 100), the highest level since late July.- Advertisement – Excluding roaming, service revenue grew 1.5 percent, the company said, helped by rises in its European contract customer base to 65 million and its broadband customers to 25.4 million, and speed-tiered unlimited data mobile plans in nine markets.Chief Executive Nick Read said the results underlined “increased confidence” in the outlook and demonstrated progress in increasing customer loyalty, growing its fixed broadband base and delivering 5G efficiently through network sharing.“Overall I’m pleased with pace and performance against our plan,” he told reporters on Monday.- Advertisement – Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, nudged up its earnings outlook on Monday, saying it was increasingly confident after a “resilient” first half, despite the impact of COVID-19 obscuring its underlying momentum.The British company was hit by the loss of roaming revenue as international travel was curtailed by the pandemic, resulting in a 0.4 percent drop in group service revenue in the second quarter.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Edu pushing for Arsenal to appoint Patrick Vieira

first_img Comment Edu is now Arsenal’s technical director (Getty Images)According to the Sunday Times, Vieira has told friends he would like to come back to Arsenal, for whom he won three Premier League titles and was part of the legendary ‘Invincibles’ line-up.And another of his former Arsenal team-mates Edu, who is now in technical director at the club, is reportedly backing the Frenchman for the role.Edu is not the only one either with another ex-Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit backing Vieira to do the job.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I would like Vieira to be Arsenal manager, that an ex-Gunner takes responsibility,’ he told French radio station RMC.‘When I see what Frank Lampard is doing with Chelsea despite it being his first big test with a big club, why not imagine that the same success would be possible with a former Gunner?‘The problem with Freddie, is that I don’t know what he is capable of. He was also Emery’s assistant.Sorry, this video isn’t available any more.‘He saw what was happening internally and on the pitch, but I never saw him take a position or try to communicate with Emery or certain players. Arsenal need to take their time here.’The list of potential candidates for the job is thought to be extensive as Arsenal cast the net far and wide to make sure that they return to Champions League football as soon as possible.Former Juventus boss Max Allegri, Pep Guardiola’s assistant Mikel Arteta and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe are all also being linked with the role.MORE: Arsenal board and players already have concerns over Freddie Ljungberg after just one weekMORE: Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumoursMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Edu pushing for Arsenal to appoint Patrick Vieira Patrick Vieira is a candidate to become Arsenal’s new manager (Getty Images)Patrick Vieira will have the support of former team-mate Edu if he chooses to apply for the current managerial vacancy at Arsenal, according to reports.Unai Emery was sacked last month after a year-and-a-half in charge at the Emirates, the first man to oversee the side since the departure of Arsene Wenger.The Spaniard improved the side in his first season as they earned seven more points in the Premier League and reached the final of the Europa League, but the team fell apart on and off the field in the early stages of his second campaign.Interim boss Freddie Ljungberg has been charged with rebuilding the squad’s confidence in the immediate future but one of his former team-mates Vieira has been linked with the full-time role.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTVieira began his coaching career in the Manchester City youth set-up but is now in charge at Nice in Ligue 1 and is said to be keen on the chance to return to the Premier League. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 8 Dec 2019 1:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Inner-city unit is Brisbane’s answer to the New York loft

first_img11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.The property, which is minutes from the CBD, Suncorp Stadium and the river, has its own 3kw solar power generation capacity and accommodation for two cars. 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.Among its many charms was its warehouse size feel, original roofing, exposed timber beams and machinery pieces.The loft apartment also has its own “party sized deck” looking out over the rooftops for entertaining and relaxing. 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.The site was originally home to famous Brisbane produce merchants and auctioneers, the Howes Brothers, according to agents Mathew Abboud and George Hadgelias of Ray White – Paddington.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“In 1996 the building underwent a major conversion. Once the home to pigeons and transients the property has a unique floor plan, a ‘blank canvas’ awaits the city living enthusiast.” 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.center_img 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.THIS is Brisbane’s answer to the New York loft, complete with soaring ceilings, city views and the industrial spirit of “Jackson’s Granary”.The two bedroom rooftop apartment at 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace, sits atop a former commercial building that was built around 1920. 11/8 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace for sale.It goes under the hammer on at 6.30pm on Thursday February 23, and is open for inspections on Thursdays and Saturdays at specific times including 6-6.30pm Thursday February 2 and from 2-2.30pm Saturday February 4.last_img read more

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ATP poaches Danish regulator’s Jan Parner as new actuarial chief

first_imgDenmark’s largest pension fund has tempted one of the country’s top pensions regulation officials to jump ship and join its management ranks.Jan Parner, currently one of four deputy director generals at the Danish FSA (Finanstilysynet), will start work at the statutory pension fund ATP on 1 January next year, in the role of senior vice president and head of the actuarial office.Parner will also take the role of chief actuary at ATP as soon as formalities are in place, the DKK758bn (€102bn) pension fund said.Ulla Schjødt-Hansen, vice president at ATP, has been acting chief actuary at the pension fund since August 2015, when its chief risk officer and chief actuary Chresten Dengsøe quit to become chief executive of the doctors’ pension fund, Lægernes Pension. Jan Parner, ATP’s new head of actuarial services“So ATP is very happy that someone with the capability of Jan Parner will carry out the important role of head of actuarial services for ATP in future, where he will contribute to ATP’s strategic development and will have specific responsibility for determining our provisions for members’ lifelong and guaranteed pensions.”Parner will report to Smith Hansen once in his new job.At the FSA, Parner is one of four deputies working under the leadership of the director general Jesper Berg.Parner is responsible for computer services, IT security, life assurance, pension funds, general insurance and reinsurance at the national financial regulator.He said it had been a privilege and great pleasure to work at the FSA.“But after nine years, I am now becoming a part of ATP, which stands as a beacon of professionalism in the pensions and investment industry — and having the opportunity to contribute to the further strategic development of ATP and to become chief actuary,” he said. “I could not say no to that.”Before joining the FSA in 2008, Parner worked at the insurer Codan. Mads Smith Hansen, ATP’s chief risk officer and member of the fund’s eight-strong group management team, said: “The FSA plays an important role, enjoys great respect and is known both for its professionalism and skill, and that is also the case for Jan Parner.last_img read more

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