The holiday season is a great time for families to get together to decorate and celebrate. If celebrating is a family affair, safety can be too.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recommends delegating safety responsibilities to different family members so no one person spends has to spend the holiday season as the safety Grinch. Delegating safety roles can help spread the burden of holiday-season tasks and help everyone feel included in holiday preparations. One person in the household should cover each of the tasks below. If you have a small household, you can double-up on assignments.Appoint a “safety captain.”This person should oversee the walkway and porches to make sure they are safe for the guests and delivery people. Job duties might include:Removing leaves, twigs or other debris from the walkways and porches.Making sure outdoor lighting along pathways and on the porch is in working order.Securing extension cords so they do not present a trip or fall hazard.Commission a “keeper of the light.”This person is in charge of the candles, decorative lighting and fireplaces. Job duties might include:Making certain no candles are burning and that decorative lights are unplugged when everyone goes to bed or leaves the house.Checking the batteries in the carbon monoxide (CO) detector or installing a CO detector if the home does not have one.Keeping the area around fireplaces free from all types of combustibles. Try to keep things at least three feet from the fireplace.Empower the “keeper of the tree.”This person is in charge of the tree. Job duties might include:Keeping the tree watered if it is a live tree.Making sure all portable heaters are at least three feet away from the tree.Monitoring electrical cords to make sure pets have not chewed on them.Picking up decorations and ornaments that fall or are knocked off the tree.For more information about keeping homes safe during the holidays, visit www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/home.
IYER: Brady alone won’t make Bucs a Super Bowl contenderWith top free agents Brady and Philip Rivers having found new homes at the Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, respectively, and Ryan Tannehill re-signing with the Tennessee Titans, there appears to be no obvious landing spot for Winston.His gunslinger mentality means he is unlikely to be a fit to replace Brady in New England, while the Los Angeles Chargers, having reportedly missed out on the former Patriots quarterback themselves, could roll the dice with Tyrod Taylor or select a rookie quarterback such as Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the draft. Jameis Winston bade farewell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the signing of Tom Brady, with the outgoing quarterback telling fans he would see them at February’s Super Bowl.The Bucs completed the marquee acquisition of Brady on Friday. The 42-year-old superstar left the New England Patriots earlier in the week after winning a record six Super Bowl rings with the franchise. Winston led the NFL in passing yardage in 2019 but the first overall pick in the 2015 draft also threw a league-high 30 interceptions as Tampa Bay missed the playoffs for a 12th successive season.AL-KHATEEB: Winston the king of boom and bustHis inconsistency and Brady’s availability meant the Bucs did not re-sign Winston and so he will be playing for another team in 2020, a campaign that will end with a Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.”It’s been a great 5 seasons as a Buccaneer,” Winston wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the night he was drafted five years ago. “All love and respect, I love Tampa and I look forward to seeing y’all again in February. #SBLV #2020Vision #Dreamforever.”It’s been a great 5 seasons as a Buccaneer. All love and respect, I love Tampa and I look forward to seeing y’all again in February. #SBLV #2020Vision #Dreamforever pic.twitter.com/MIPiCfreXW— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) March 21, 2020Winston threw for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions across five seasons with the Buccaneers. He is the team’s all-time leader in passing yardage and touchdowns thrown.