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Time, Habit and Ideals

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
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9. Buying, Storing, and Preparing Seafood

Babel C.N., Ken Basic Health Publications ePub


Buying, Storing, and Preparing Seafood

Life’s a fish—and then you fry.

Two things I often hear from people reluctant to make fish a regular part of their diet are, “I don’t know how to cook fish” and “Cooking fish makes my kitchen stink.” I think these are poor excuses because fish is very easy to prepare, and it won’t leave a bad smell if you clean up after cooking. Fish fits in well with today’s fast-paced lifestyle because it cooks quickly and easily. It’s the original fast food. If you’ve never prepared fish at home, there are just a few basic things you’ll need to know to be “in like fin.” In this chapter, you’ll learn how to make sure your fish is fresh, shop for and cook fish, and minimize odor. I’ll also go over safe handling and proper storage, and share some of my favorite recipes.


Freshness is the key to enjoying fish because it is quite perishable. It’s actually quite simple to determine. Open your package right at the counter and put your nose to it. Does it smell fresh like the ocean or does it smell … well, fishy? Also, a fresh fish will have reddish gills and the flesh will be firm when pressed.

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CHAPTER 24: Evaluating Proposed Cost or Price

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

While technical evaluators are assessing the non-cost portions of proposals, the contracting officer or other source selection authority (SSA) obtains evaluations of the price or cost proposals. Cost or price evaluations may be performed by an individual or by a group such as a separate cost evaluation team.

Agencies perform either price analysis or cost analysis when evaluating proposals. Price analysis is the less labor-intensive of these approaches since it merely requires comparing the price offered to various yardsticks, such as other prices received and/or the government’s estimate. Cost analysis, on the other hand, requires a line-by-line examination of the cost elements that make up a proposed total cost or price. These may include labor, material, subcontracting, indirect costs, and profit or fee. The object of both kinds of analyses is to award a contract with a cost or price that is fair and reasonable.

The FAR establishes a preference for price analysis when it indicates that cost analysis will be used in “limited situations.” FAR 15.305(a)(1) provides the following:

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Chapter 3: Building Structures for Collaboration

Austin Buffum Solution Tree Press ePub


Building Structures for Collaboration

Fulfilling the obligations of collective responsibility requires more than the belief that all students can learn at high levels—it also requires collaborative structures and tools to achieve this goal.

Let us go back to what it takes for all kids to learn:

Targeted Instruction + Time = Learning

What is the likelihood that an individual teacher can target every lesson to meet the individual learning needs of each child in every class? Can a teacher teach to every child’s learning style in the same lesson? Can a teacher give every student unlimited time to learn each standard? Obviously not. There is no way an individual teacher has all the time, all the skills, and all the knowledge necessary to meet the individual needs of every child. Applying the formula for learning as an individual is nearly impossible. But collectively, the combined knowledge and skills of an entire staff can meet the learning needs of every child. Teachers must move beyond viewing students as “my kids” and “your kids” and instead regard all the students as “our kids.” This need for a collective effort is why we believe that RTI must be built upon professional learning community practices; the only way a school staff can achieve the mission of learning for all students is by working together (DuFour et al., 2010).

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Vivien Lougheed Hunter Publishing ePub

Creel sits at 7,600 feet/2,200 meters above sea level and is surrounded by pine forests. The climate is cool. July and August are rainy months when biking and climbing are not good activities. By September, things start to dry out, and by November you can expect frost at night.

First and second-class trains leaving from Chihuahua and Los Mochis stop at Creel. Departures are early in the morning. The train from Los Mochis arrives around 3 pm and the Chihuahua train arrives around noon. You can take a bike on the second-class train, but not on the first-class one.

Buses go from Creel to the south every other day. On the opposite days, there is a van at the Los Pios Hotel that will take you to Batpilas ($15, seven hours) - but only if it is not full with hotel guests.

Cusarare Village , a mission, has a little church built in 1733 that was restored in 1967. Prior to restoration, when the bell tower collapsed and nearly destroyed the church, the priest took out a set of paintings. They were sent to Europe and restored by professionals and are now back in the village museum, along with other artifacts from the local culture.

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