A business professional with experience in tax mitigation strategies, Samuel Brice Hall serves as the director of investor relations for Piedmont Private Equity, LLC. In his leisure time, Samuel Brice Hall loves cooking and is especially skilled at making seafood dishes.
Buying fish is an important step in creating flavorful seafood dishes, but finding fresh fish can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you live in a landlocked area. If you're buying a whole fish, pay close attention to the fish's eyes. When the fish is fresh, its eyes appear bright and clear; they are never sunken or cloudy.
The gills and skin on a whole fish also indicate freshness. Gills should be bright red and the skin should be clean and taut. Finally, the stomach of a fresh fish should be tight, and there should be no “fishy” or pungent smell emanating from the fish.
Choosing a fresh fish fillet is a similar process, but there are fewer visible guidelines to follow. The odor is often the best way to determine the freshness of a fish fillet – there should be no fishy smell. Any skin left on the fillet should be checked for tightness and cleanliness. The flesh of a fish fillet also serves as a good indicator of freshness. The flesh should be shiny, firm, and moist.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a master’s degree in accounting, Samuel Brice Hall serves as the director of investor relations at Piedmont Private Equity, LLC. In his leisure time, Samuel Brice Hall enjoys following the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team.
Honored as the collegiate National Player of the Year in 1998, former Tar Heel Antawn Jamison was recently announced as a member of the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Basketball Legends class. Presented by New York Life, the 2017 ACC Legends class includes 15 former collegiate basketball players and one national championship coach.
Jamison was also named the National Collegiate Athletic Association Regional Most Valuable Player, ACC Tournament MVP, and 1998 ACC Player of the Year, becoming only the second UNC player and the third in the history of the ACC to accomplish these feats. Voted as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year in the same season, Jamison was the second player in the school’s history to average double digits in points (22.2) and rebounds (10.5).
A 16-year veteran of the league, Jamison was voted to play for two National Basketball Association All-Star teams (in 2005 and 2008), and he scored 20,042 points during his career.
A well-established financial executive, Samuel Brice Hall holds a position with Atlanta-based Piedmont Private Equity as director of investor relations. An outdoors enthusiast, Samuel Brice Hall is active with the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land and enjoys the gardening opportunities that the region offers.
One of the most common ornamental shrubs throughout the South, the gardenia is known for its abundant foliage. Challenging to care for, the plant is particularly sensitive to cold and can die during cold winters. This makes it ideal as a potted plant that can be moved indoors as required.
When outdoors, gardenias prefer partial shade and an acidic soil that contains abundant organic material and is well-drained. Once flowering has occurred, the bush should be pruned back to encourage compact growth. The plant should also be regularly watered, even after the flowering is finished.
A concern for growing gardenias indoors is ensuring that they have sufficient light and humidity. This is particularly problematic during the short, dry winter months. If keeping the plants in south windows does not provide enough light, consider using grow lights. And if the plant is suffering from a lack of moisture in the air, the use of a humidifier can help. Alternatively, plants can be grown together on trays arranged with pebbles kept wet.