My burdensome superpower makes it hard to relax at a backyard cookout or pool party. I see food-safety blunders. As I scan the scene of revelers in shorts and sundresses clinking glasses of rosé and nibbling finger foods, my radar inevitably homes in on a hot spot. The host is basting steaks on the grill with the marinade in which the meat sat for hours. Guess I’ll stick with the vegetarian option.I spy such situations at any given outdoor event, and it’s not only me being persnickety. About 48 million in the U.S. get sick from food-borne illness each year, and summertime is high season, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While myriad causes are to blame, we have the most control over food handling at home.As you plan your next summer gathering, keep it healthy by taking note of how to avoid these five common food-safety mistakes.• Basting with the marinade: A golden rule of food safety is not to let juices from raw meat, poultry or fish … [Read more...] about 5 food-safety slips that can ruin summer cookouts
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So you’ve reached your first Frozen Faceoff. Now what?Among other things, buck a trend against St. Cloud State. In order to play for the conference tournament title and an automatic NCAA Tournament bid, Colorado College will have to hand the top-ranked Huskies their first loss in 13 games.The teams face off at 3:08 p.m. Friday. Fans can watch on CBS-SN or listen on either 105.5 FM or 1240 AM.The Tigers have come painfully close to beating SCSU, but no dice so far this season.Colorado College led 7:38 into the third period or later in all four regular-season games against St. Cloud State, but the Huskies roared back and won two in regulation, one in overtime, and scored once in 3-on-3 overtime.The last one — a 5-4 overtime loss in St. Cloud in which CC led 4-2 going into the third period — was a turning point for the Tigers. It led to meetings and adjustments.“We go to a different mindset in the third period now,” senior Westin Michaud said. “Instead … [Read more...] about Colorado College hockey gets another crack at St. Cloud State win that repeatedly slipped away
Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must not blow their bid for a Premier League top-four finish after they were dumped out of the FA Cup in their second consecutive defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says the club must qualify for next season's Champions League. (Photo: AFP/FRANCK FIFE) Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Wolves followed a 2-0 loss in the Premier League Arsenal last week, the first league reverse under the Norwegian interim boss. Fifth-placed United are just a point ahead of Chelsea and two points adrift of Arsenal after Solskjaer turned the season around following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, winning 14 of his 19 games and taking them to the Champions League quarter-finals. But Matic knows United must not let the top four slip away. "We have to give our best now to reach the top four. We cannot let it go like this. We are not happy with the game," he said after the Molineux defeat. "We will analyse … [Read more...] about Matic urges Man United not to let top four slip away after FA Cup exit
Tick, tick, tick … Denver’s real estate clock is moving into a new year, at a moment when the whole world seems in turmoil. The market in the Mile High is a different animal than last year, with inventory of homes rising and sales volume down. But after a year when prices in many sectors hit unheard-of highs, builders and brokers are all saying that Denver’s market is experiencing a normalization more than a downturn. Here’s what the numbers may mean to you. A new normal. Hard to imagine, but the average single-family home in the Denver area broke the $500,000 mark this year. And although prices are off a bit, both average and median prices for all kinds of housing are still considerably higher than they were last year. Most experienced brokers view this as a good thing for Colorado — backing off from times over the past two years when so few homes were on the market that buyers were having to bid the price of homes up to compete. Few people are … [Read more...] about As time slips away, what does Denver’s changing housing market mean for your family’s prospects in the coming year?
Friday night’s game was an appropriate addition to the Air Force-Army canon — chippy, emotional, and as close a final score as you can get.But the Falcons left this one with bad feelings as they let a two-goal lead slip away in the third period and settled for a 2-2 tie with Army at home.“The refs kept their whistles in the pocket, which was nice, and let the guys play,” senior Kyle Haak said. “Some stuff after the whistle. Good Air Force-Army game, but we like it when we come out on top.” Colorado College loses late in overtime at North DakotaIt took Army the first 6:47 of the third period to knot the game. Tipper Higgins beat goaltender Billy Christopoulos glove side, then Ian Mansfield crossed the blue line and ripped a shot into the top corner that survived a review.“We had some (defensive) zone breakdowns, the whole game — they just capitalized on them in the third. It finally caught up to us,” Haak said. “When … [Read more...] about Air Force hockey lets 2-goal lead slip away against Army