Get your kitchen summer ready

first_img Pinterest TAGSkitchenMelon Mint SpritzertoolsUnited Supermarkets Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Courtesy Photo By Taylor Sutton, MS, RDUnited Supermarkets’ Lifestyle DeskGet your kitchen ready to take on the fun of summer with the help of these kitchen tools! Here are a few of our favorites we will be dusting off and putting to good use:Reusable StrawsFrom bendy rubber to stainless steel we’re all about finding an environmentally friendly option when it comes to straws. They are an excellent option for the environment by producing less waste, easy to clean, portable, cost less on your wallet, and obviously are reusable. Straws are a great tool to have on hand (especially to push out the pit of cherries)!Reusable SkewersFrom roasting marshmallows to veggies, reusable skewers are great for your indoor and outdoor grilling needs. These are something we love having in our kitchen to not only reduce prep time from the traditional wood ones you need to pre-soak, but also contribute to overall less waste, and a fun cooking project!Mason JarsSomething about drinking out of a mason jar screams summer to us. From using them to hold our morning iced coffee, mason jar lunch salad, any type of leftover that makes sense, summer table decor or holding a small summer floral arrangement these are on our list of summer time must haves. With so many uses we have at least a dozen on hand at all times, especially when they also make excellent gift holders of someone moving in across the street, getting over an illness, or ‘just because’ to fill with everything from a dry cookie mix to soup.Citrus SqueezerOk, ok this one we love using year round but it comes in handy during the heat of summer when we need to add a little something fresh to our daily hydration routine. By squeezing in a lemon, lime, or clementine you get a sweet shot of citrus while continuing to stay hydrated. Citrus also adds a nice touch of acidity to meals to add a layer of flavor to help the dish balance out. Think about your favorite fatty fish or lemon butter pasta dish and how a squeeze of fresh lemon can brighten it up.Melon BallerThis one is a fantastic time saver! Have you ever wanted to get perfect circles carved out from your melons to use in desserts, cocktails, or just because? This little tool is the answer. Whether you are trying to make eating fruit more fun for the kids, upping your hosting skills by having these float in a punchbowl or frozen in individual ice cubes, or even enjoying them frozen as a sweet treat, a melon baller comes in handy and we’ve got a refreshing spritzer to kick off the rising temperatures in style.Melon Mint SpritzerWhat You Need1 Aha water1 small Cantaloupe Melon, 1/2 c. balled1 small Honeydew Melon, 1/2 c. balled1 pkg. MintOptional: sparkling wine of choice (we recommend: Santa Margherita Prosecco)How It’s Made1. Use a melon baller to hull out melons2. Freeze balls to use as ice cubes3. Pour in sparkling water (and optional alcohol) equal parts4. Garnish with mint leaf and enjoycenter_img PeopleFoodLocal News Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Bridge Results, May 26, 2021Next articleUTPB dance team auditions deadline extended Odessa American Twitter WhatsApp Get your kitchen summer ready By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 last_img read more

“Digitally Sign Judgments/Orders To Show Authenticity; Watermarks Make Navigation A Nightmare”: Supreme Court To HCs, Tribunals

first_imgTop Stories”Digitally Sign Judgments/Orders To Show Authenticity; Watermarks Make Navigation A Nightmare”: Supreme Court To HCs, Tribunals Mehal Jain22 March 2021 6:45 AMShare This – xJustice D. Y. Chandrachud on Monday expressed that High Courts and Tribunals must abstain from placing water-marks on their orders and judgments as it significantly hampers easy access to the document.”You don’t need watermarks to show authenticity. In today’s date, the judgments can be digitally signed”, said Justice Chandrachud.This remark came in the course of the hearing of a matter when…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJustice D. Y. Chandrachud on Monday expressed that High Courts and Tribunals must abstain from placing water-marks on their orders and judgments as it significantly hampers easy access to the document.”You don’t need watermarks to show authenticity. In today’s date, the judgments can be digitally signed”, said Justice Chandrachud.This remark came in the course of the hearing of a matter when the bench of Justices Chandrachud and MR Shah was perusing a decision of the NGT, which follows the practice of water marking its orders.”It is very difficult to read water-marked orders. Especially on Mondays and Fridays, when we are going through 40 to 45 SLPs! Navigating through watermarks is a nightmare!”, remarked Justice Chandrachud.Senior advocate V Giri, who was appearing in the matter, also pointed out that a lot of High Courts also tend to use water marks on their orders – “And the Madras and Telangana High Courts put it right in the middle of the page!”, he commented.”Yes, I know! This is the next project that we will take up in the Supreme Court E-Committee. You don’t need watermarks to show the authenticity of the decision. In today’s date, the document can be digitally signed. I will write to all the…”, said Justice Chandrachud, who is the Chairman of the Supreme Court E-Committee.”And some of them even use very small font”, added Justice Shah.”There is a particular member of the NCDRC, when I see his name, I get worried. His orders use a very tight, number 7 or 8 font, running across a 7-10 page judgment “, continued.Another senior advocate suggested the standardisation of the format for judgements and orders across High Court and tribunals. Justice Chandrachud replied that the said task is in progress.Urging all courts to endeavour to create an active environment for disabled lawyers, Justice Chandrachud had in December last year, inter alia, suggested that stamps and water marks should be placed on pages in such a manner that they don’t hamper smooth access to the documents and that the practice of using watermarks on each page of judgements and orders should be done away with.Next Storylast_img read more

Modernization of Defence Industry is National Priority, Russian President Says

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Modernization of Defence Industry is National Priority, Russian President Says View post tag: Industry Modernization of Defence Industry is National Priority, Russian President Says Russian president Vladimir Putin called development and modernization of Russian defense industry the key governmental and national priority…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 24, 2012; Image: Flot View post tag: Naval Training & Education September 24, 2012 View post tag: priority View post tag: National View post tag: Modernization View post tag: President View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: says View post tag: Russian View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Bitcoin crosses $10k; Bezos’ Net Worth $100B – Why should we care?

first_img 92SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Austin Wentzlaff Austin J. Wentzlaff joined OnApproach in 2013 as a Business Development Analyst and is now currently Director of Business Development. He is responsible for developing marketing strategies, driving prospects to … Web: Details Please note: this article was started when Bitcoin crossed $10,000.  Bitcoin is now at $18,000 (maybe even higher as you read this).When thinking about Bitcoin and Amazon it might be easy for one to ignore the relevance to their own situation.  What does a cryptocurrency and an online retailer have to do with me (or my institution)?  The answer – everything.  It isn’t about Bitcoin or Amazon per se, but rather what they stand for – The new digital world.Digital Transformation is a term that is relatively new, but a term that is becoming increasingly more popular.  What it means, in short, and to be rather blunt, is that your old ways are broken and we need to reinvent using the new technologies available, namely the internet and mobile devices.For many credit unions that have been very successful for many years, we are stuck in the old adage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  However, unfortunately, this old adage is just that – Old.  In the new digital age that we live in today, we have to constantly think about reinvention and transformation – not just every 5 years but every month.To bring Bitcoin and Amazon into the mix, just think about this…  What was the leading Cryptocurrency 10 years ago, and what was the leading retail store 10 years ago?  I am going to guess you wouldn’t say either Bitcoin or Amazon. While Bitcoin and Amazon may seem like extreme outliers, it’s important for credit unions to realize that they are not anomalies. Consider the fact that none of these following items had even existed 10 years ago:Android (2008)Apple App Store (2008)iPad (2010)Google Chrome (2008)Snapchat (2011)Airbnb (2008)Spotify (2008)Stripe (2011)Square (2010)Venmo (2009)Instagram (2010)Kickstarter (2009)Uber (2009)Pinterest (2010)4G (2010)Alexa (2014)This is a small list of the many young businesses that heavily impact our daily lives. These are not innovative technologies reserved for the techies and early adopters. Most of us (and your members) use these items regularly, if not frequently throughout the day. Many of these technologies we have become essentially dependent on for day-to-day communication, leisure, business, travel, and even payments. In less than 10 years, these ideas have gone from zero and exploded in popularity.What else do all these companies/products have in common? 1. ConvenienceIn today’s world, convenience is king. All those aforementioned innovations discovered ways to make life easier for end-users. They have even helped to create a world in which convenience is expected. Try to imagine a day in which 4G connection is universally lost, Instagram crashes, Square fails, and ride-sharing services are immediately no longer an option. People wouldn’t be living their daily lives just like they did 10 years ago – it would be chaotic and considered to be a tragedy. It would not only create panic for those trying to update personal social media accounts, but it would interrupt business, trade, and communication as we have become reliant on all these technologies. 2. DigitizationIf it can’t be done online or with the touch of a finger, it loses. Large banks offer many of the same products/services as credit unions, but they win new accounts. Why? Because of their mission statement, name recognition, outstanding service record, interest rates, or proximity to home? No. Your potential new member opened an account at the major bank across town because they deposit checks remotely, check balances on their smartphone app, chat with a person (or helpful bot) online when help is needed, and he/she finds significant value in these digitally provided services. 3. Data AnalyticsThese companies are not here by chance. They are not serendipitous failures like potato chips or SuperGlue. These companies saw a need, found evidence that there was an opportunity, and continually improve their offerings with the use of data analytics. For years, a strong argument has been made for the idea that Google knows more about us than we know about ourselves. As scary as this may sound, with the proper governance, companies like Google can use this data to improve business decisions and our daily lives. The data Uber collects helps to monitor, influence and predict things such as supply and demand, pricing, incentives, marketing, and strategic growth. This data is even used to better understand and improve traffic flows, urban planning, infrastructure needs, pollution, and commerce. These companies use this data to improve offerings and ultimately grow into the massively popular organizations they are. Finally, it is important to keep in mind, these concepts are not only for new and innovative digital products. Like the major banks, many other modern successful businesses might not have launched new products, but they have kept up with the wave of digital transformation. Read more about how companies like Starbucks and CVS Health have digitally reinvented their business models to increase convenience and maintain relevancy to modern consumers here: unions can’t afford to continue living in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” age. The mindset needs to switch to realize that “If it ain’t broke… someone else will break it”. Then that person or company will improve upon it, make it more convenient for the end-user, and your old model is beyond fixing, because it has been re-invented. More optimistically, credit unions need to think more like Amazon or Bitcoin and live by the idea that “If it ain’t broke, re-invent”.Co-authored by: Mark Portzlast_img read more

Ministry of Health undertakes three day workshop to improve care for older persons.

first_img Tweet Share Dr. Martin Christmas. Photo credit: GIS NewsOfficials in the ministry of health are said to be placing emphasis on improving the care for older persons in Dominica.A three day workshop hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health is currently being held at the Fort Young Hotel, geared at improving the health of older persons in Dominica.Director of Health Care Services Dr. Martin Christmas said the Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care System seeks to improve the kind of care that is given to the elderly persons. “This calls for much organized planning and this is the reason why we are in the process of reviewing and preparing our policy on healthy aging, a document which in its first form was actually spearheaded by the Dominica Council on Aging,” Christmas said.Meantime Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Ruth Allport said an aging world population is posing challenges for the population.“The Ministry of Health acknowledges the increase in the number of senior citizens in the world today. While the demographic phenomenon stands out as a unique achievement of modern civilization, it poses some complex challenges and opportunities for the future well being of countries such as ours,” she said.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img 14 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Ministry of Health undertakes three day workshop to improve care for older persons. by: – September 13, 2011last_img read more