The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States The Manual Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes With a New Name Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Steak in the Oven Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Even though most of our readers love a good piece of red meat, the world of steak can remain a mystery to many people out there. There are all kinds of factors to take into account: What cut should I buy? How long do I cook a steak? Do I even like a steak cooked rare?Lobel’s, a Manhattan butcher shop and city staple, has been providing counsel on those types of questions for generations. The Upper East Side brick and mortar store has been in business since 1954. The reason for such longevity is that the Lobel family settles for nothing less than the highest quality of meat—from steak, to pork chops and lamb shanks. Their beef consists of only USDA prime, which makes up only 2% of all beef, and within that category, they will only sell the highest caliber cuts. But you don’t have to live in New York to benefit from the Lobels’ attention to detail—they take orders online and ship nationwide.The Lobels recently began offering a Bone-In Tenderloin Steak. This is newsworthy because you don’t often find a tenderloin (or filet mignon) with the bone left attached. After cooking a complimentary steak (an absolutely unique eating experience), we decided to talk to Stanley Lobel, the president of the business, about Lobel’s latest offering and a few other important steak-related topics.What sparked the decision to start offering the bone-in tenderloin?Mainly, it’s something brand new. As you know, the meat around the bone is the most flavorful. When you eat a steak there’s nothing like nibbling around the bone.For our readers who are less meat-savvy what makes this cut so special?First of all, a lot of people are under the misconception that filet mignon is always soft, always flavorful, always high quality. But there are different grades in filet; even in the prime grade, there’s a step higher that we carry. This cut that we are offering is just outrageous.How do you recommend cooking it?First, I would sear it at very high heat in a skillet. Just throw some pepper in there; once it starts dancing then you can sear each side for about 30 seconds. Then you broil it very close to the fire. Of course, barbecuing would be the best, but you cook it very close to the broiler and a two-inch filet should take about six minutes on each side.I cooked it rare and was amazed by how easily it cut, the extremely ruby coloring, and the marbling that was noticeable in each cut.The marbling is specifically tied to the aging of the meat. These tenderloins are aged four to six weeks, and it can’t be aged in the tenderloin cut—it has to be aged as a whole carcass. If you didn’t do it that way, the meat would rot.It’s also all part and parcel of the quality of the beef. Normally when you buy a filet in a supermarket or at a restaurant there’s no marbling—the marbling helps increase the moistness and the flavor content of the meat.Related: Cooking Strip Steaks with Chef Preston ClarkDo you find that there is a secret to cooking steak? Maybe something our average reader overlooks?The true secret to cooking a good steak is getting a truly great cut of meat. But, really, the way I described cooking this tenderloin is the way you should cook a steak. You want to buy a steak that is at least an inch and a half thick—that’s the best way to keep that black and blue color.How have you seen your business change and develop with the rapid growth of online business?We’ve been in our main retail store on Madison Avenue over 60 years and we’ve had a lot of customers that have moved away from New York over time, so we just naturally had to accommodate their continued demand and our increasing, wide-ranging customer base.How do you keep up with high demand by matching that with high quality?We’re a butcher store online; everything is extremely high end. We ship special orders and if it’s not the best we don’t ship it—that’s just the way we do business. We ship priority overnight, which no one else does.When adding new cuts of meat, whether its steak or otherwise, how do you do your sourcing?When I was a kid, I used to go to the market with my father to pick out meat and we’d have to go to about two or three places. Now I go to about twenty or thirty places. Visiting vendors takes up most of my time. When I buy a steer, I look at the fat, I look at the bone structure, I look at the separation of the bone, the thickness of the bone, which all tells me a story—the youth of the animal, the quality of the animal, whether or not the animal has been overdosed with chemicals. And, of course, I take one of my kids with me to every visit, so that when the time comes they know how to take over and continue our level of quality service.I read a Wall Street Journal profile of you that said you see Lobel’s as still a work in progress, can you explain a little bit about what that means?It’s one thing to be the best and it’s a whole different thing to remain the best. You have to work even harder to remain at the top. I don’t want anyone to come in and say they received bad service.Are there any other new developments we should be looking for from Lobel’s in the near future?Well, we’ve already published nine cookbooks and we are currently at work on the initial stages of our tenth. It’s a cookbook devoted to sandwiches, using leftovers to make a great steak sandwich. What is Sous Vide Cooking? Here’s What You Need to Know
Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Early this year legendary British musician Billy Bragg and American songwriter Joe Henry boarded an Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles.Along the 2800 mile trip, the duo dropped off at a variety of stops to record what would become Shine a Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad. Each of the tracks on the album relates in one way or another to the history and mythology of, as the title puts, “The Great American Railroad.”The concept is, admittedly, a little hokey, and in the hands of lesser artists the album could easily have been a simple novelty. The tracks on the record have all been recorded countless times, but in their earnestness as musical anthropologists Bragg and Henry manage to bring real depth to the music and open the door to exploring America’s relationship with the railroad.It helps that Bragg is a Briton; the UK, unlike the US, has an extensive passenger rail system. Additionally, as Henry described in an interview with Salon last month, Bragg’s not being an American allows him to “[look] into this country with an aerial view of our mythology…and our sense of national identity.” He continued, “And part of what Billy is fascinated about — and I join him there — is waking ourselves up and anybody willing to listen to the fact that not only is the road still an active part of our lives and stands to be more so if we would seize the opportunity. But it’s a really significant part of our heritage and the way that we understand ourselves and how we relate to each other. I think we need to be awake to that.”The United States has a unique relationship with the railroad. It’s one we tend to mythologize and place in the past, but Bragg & Henry, through Shine a Light, present an opportunity to bridge misty memories of how rail used to work with how it works now and will work moving forward.Billy Bragg and Joe Henry’s Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad is out now through Cooking Vinyl and available on Amazon, iTunes, and through Bragg’s Emporium. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 7 of the Best Drink References in Music 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now
An independent human rights board of inquiry will hear closing arguments in the complaint of Sue Anne Snow against the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board on Tuesday, June 13. Ms. Snow, a teacher’s aide, alleges the school board discriminated against her when it refused her requests to be assigned to a school in the Sydney area because her eye condition no longer allowed her to drive to work. The independent hearing is being chaired by Peter Rogers. It resumes at 10 a.m. on June 13 in the Sydney Credit Union Board Room of Cape Breton University, 1250 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney. -30-
The province is advising Nova Scotians to get ready now for winter driving. “Although Nova Scotians have enjoyed unseasonably warm weather this fall, winter is coming,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines. “Our staff and winter maintenance equipment are ready to go to keep our roads safe to drive this winter. It’s time to make sure Nova Scotians are ready for safe winter driving too.” Make your service appointment now and take the necessary steps to be prepared for snow and ice conditions. Vehicles should have snow tires, cold temperature antifreeze and an emergency kit. The following are some winter driving safety tips: wear your seatbelt slow down and leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you use brakes carefully and remember that it takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions don’t crowd the snowplow. Please maintain a safe distance behind the plow. Be patient and give the driver plenty of room to do the job keep you gas tank at least half full plan ahead and give yourself extra time for possible delays. “Road conditions can deteriorate quickly,” said Inspector Dan Murchinson, officer in charge of traffic services for the Nova Scotia RCMP. “By planning ahead and following winter driving safety tips, you can help prevent a tragedy from occurring on our roads and highways. I know I speak for all first responders when I say we want motorists to arrive safely to their destinations.” Nova Scotians can check road conditions, view highway cameras, winter driving tips, plowing priorities, follow plows using the plow tracker tool, and more at novascotia.ca/tran/winter. During a storm or any winter event, follow @NS_TIR on Twitter for the latest road condition updates.
An 18-year-old is facing charges after a Hamilton man was stabbed on a downtown street yesterday afternoon.Hamilton police were called to the area of 649 King St. East just shortly before 3 p.m and found a 27-year-old man with a stab wound. The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Officers searched the area and located the suspect a short distance away. Police have arrested and charged a Hamilton man, 18, with assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He has been released on a promise to appear in court at a future date to answer to the charges.
Italian labour union chief promises general strike to protest govt move to make firing easier by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 8:54 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROME – Thousands of demonstrators have marched peacefully in Rome to protest the government’s intention to make it easier for companies to fire employees.CGIL labour confederation leader Susanna Camusso told a rally on Friday that she will call a general strike if Premier Mario Monti’s government doesn’t back down.The march through the heart of Rome, combined with a day-long strike by bus, tram and subway workers against austerity measures, complicated the morning commute in the Italian capital.Transit workers also struck in other Italian cities. Both workers and employers contend Monti’s government has failed to spur jobs growth amid a stubborn recession. Monti, an economist, was appointed in November with the task of saving Italy from the European debt crisis.
Officers at the scene near St George’s Primary School in Penilee, GlasgowCredit:Lucinda Cameron /PA All pupils and staff are safe at St George’s Primary, Penilee. Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds.— Glasgow City Council (@GlasgowCC) January 16, 2017 Police are investigating a shooting that took place near a primary school in Glasgow just after parents dropped their children off. Worried relatives took to social media to question if their children were safe after reports of a firearm being discharged near St George’s Primary school in Penilee shortly after 9am. Armed police rushed to the scene, but said there was no threat to any of the children or staff. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Around 9.05am police received a report of a firearm being discharged in the Penilee area of Glasgow. “Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances. Additional police patrols are in the area to provide public reassurance.”It has been reported that the incident occurred outside a primary school in Muirdyke Rd, Penilee. Police officers are currently at the school and there is no threat to any of the children or staff within the school.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Chief Inspector Simon Jeacocke described the incident as “highly unusual” and said it was understandable people were “very alarmed”.”We do believe it was a targeted attack but nonetheless this took place near to a local primary school at the start of the school day, when the area was busy with parents dropping off their children,” he said. “Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk.” We are aware of a firearms incident in Penilee this morning. We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to any other person.— GlasgowSWPolice (@SWGlasgowPolice) January 16, 2017 As news of the incident emerged, relatives took to social media in a desperate bid to find out what was happening. One woman wrote: “This true? Is it St. George’s? Sorry trying to find out for my mum as helicopters/police cars everywhere and she panicking.” Another man said he knew parents who had taken their children out of school due to ongoing concerns. Although initial reports suggested the school was on lockdown, Glasgow City Council said that police were present and lessons were carrying on as normal. A spokesman for the council added on Twitter: “All pupils and staff are safe at St George’s Primary, Penilee. Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds.”The school issued the same statement via its Twitter account.
Burey Gold’s key asset, the Giro gold project, is located within the significantly under-explored Kilo-Moto greenstone belt in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Moto greenstone belt hosts Randgold and AngloGold Ashanti’s 17 Moz Kibali project, 30 km east of Giro. Kibali produced 642,720 oz of gold in 2015 and is targeting production of 610,000 oz for 2016, confirming a favourable mining environment in the region. Randgold recently entered into a JV agreement on the Moku tenements between Giro and Kibali as it aims to acquire all prospective ground in the area.Giro comprises two exploitation permits covering 610 km2. The area was mined under Belgian rule and more recently by artisanal workers.Burey Gold is preparing for a cost effective program of shallow RC drilling at its Douze Match and Mangote anomalies. In addition, coarse reject samples from the diamond and RC drilling at Kebigada have been submitted to SGS laboratories in Johannesburg for a detailed gold deportment study, as a precursor to a detailed metallurgical study on the Giro project in the Moto Greenstone Belt.The Douze Match soil anomaly extends over 4 km x 2.5 km and lies immediately south of a dominant granite intrusion in the NW portion of PE 5049 where artisanal mining is focused in granites along the sheared contact with northeast trending banded iron formation (BIF). A number of strategic RC holes will also be drilled at the Kebigada Shear Zone to test the orientation of high grade mineralisation interpreted from diamond core measurements which is expected to improve the average grade of the target area.Positive results from initial bottle roll analyses at Kebigada where fire assay and bottle roll results were of a similar tenor suggest good recoveries can be expected which will further confirm the robustness of mineralisation at the Kebigada Shear Zone where mineralisation has been confirmed over 1,500 m by 400 m down to depths exceeding 150 vertical metres.Chairman Klaus Eckhof commented, “The drilling program across these very large anomalies at Douze Match and Mangote, could provide significant upside to the size of potential resources located at the Giro gold project. With samples also to be tested at the SGS met labs, we are beginning to build a more extensive picture of the true scope of this project currently being explored. With the historic records from the Belgian production and the extensive artisanal workings across our tenements, we anticipate more discoveries.”
Jun 15th 2018, 12:17 PM Friday 15 Jun 2018, 12:17 PM http://the42.ie/4072766 12 Comments Share20 Tweet Email1 Follow us: the42.ie 10 Armagh U20s slapped with Ulster final suspensions following Tyrone brawl Armagh boss Peter McDonnell says the Ulster final is now “just a warm-up for Derry.” 21,158 Views ARMAGH U20s WILL be without 10 players for Sunday week’s provincial final after the Ulster Council threw the book at them following their unsavoury brawl with Tyrone last weekend. Armagh U20s boss Peter McDonnell Source: Presseye/Philip Magowan/INPHOGaelic Life is reporting that 10 players, six starters and four substitutes, have been suspended for the Ulster decider against Derry.Armagh defeated Tyrone by two points after extra-time in EirGrid Ulster U20 football championship semi-final last Friday, but the game was marred by a mass brawl that broke out near the end of the contest involving both sets of players and subs.Tyrone displaying their usual class after u20s defeat to Armagh #GAA pic.twitter.com/eYF0GkO7vV— Paul! (@Paul_beIN) June 8, 2018 “This goes right back to the U20s being used as guinea pigs,” McDonnell told Gaelic Life about the decision. “Would this happen at senior inter-county level? They would hone in on a couple of people and make an example of them.“I’m not condoning the melee in any shape of form, it’s not part of our game, but all it took was one rash incident from a Tyrone player and it was a tinderbox.“Armagh will be represented on Ulster final day and it’s a big occasion for our county. It is a cosmetic exercise now, that is what they have succeeded in doing. It’s just a warm-up for Derry to move onto the next level.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL By Kevin O’Brien Dublin could be about to lose talented youngster to AFL as Brisbane offer pro contractGalway’s Connacht final saga against Rossies when they ‘stuffed the Fancy Dans tag down people’s throats’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
This too shall pass.Oh, I suspect most of us have heard this phrase. And there is much good about it.For example, if you’ve had a bad day or bad week, it’s important to remember the odds are the next day or the next week will be better. Whatever it is that has you down, well, it will pass.Unfortunately, it is my humble opinion that most politicians have embraced this mantra to rationalize the stupid stuff they often do.History of the sayingThis too shall pass is attributed to Persian poets who tell the story of a powerful king who asks a bunch of wise men to create something to make him happy when he is sad. Or visa versa.So they crafted a ring with those words etched on it.Jewish folklore also has used it.Back to the political useToday, our political leaders couldn’t appreciate the saying more. They have figured out the secret formula:Do stupid stuff. Make yourself unavailable or allow a brief storm of protest, knowing “brief” is the operative word. Let the serfs feel like we’re listening. Then as politicians, we can quickly get back to normal so we can do more stupid stuff.See? This too shall pass. There’s a little brief pain, but everything is back to normal pretty darn quickly.Politicians know there rarely are any lasting consequences. When the Vancouver City Council gave the city manager a $30,000 a year raise (that’s a 17 percent increase, for those doing the math) we did a big story on it. I also wrote a column questioning the logic of it. We even did an unscientific poll on our website, and more than 75 percent of the respondents said the city manager was not worth that kind of raise. More than 1,400 votes were recorded.
A group of 16 Republican and 7 Democratic members of the House are calling on President Trump to reverse a recent decision to cancel a federal civilian pay raise set to go into effect in January, citing the potential to affect military readiness as a concern. “Perhaps there wasn’t an understanding of how important this is to so many people” who play “fundamental roles in allowing the national security apparatus to continue,” Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), whose Hampton Roads district has multiple installations, told the Washington Post. “A lot of members have a significant federal presence in their district and feel very strongly about this,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), whose district includes thousands of civilian workers at Tinker AFB.“DOD relies heavily upon a dedicated civilian workforce whose direct support enables critical defense operations. These employees provide anything form technical and intelligence support to cybersecurity defense. Needless to say, it would be a mistake to refuse our federal civilian employees this well-deserved pay increase,” said the letter organized by Taylor.Photo by Jennifer Bacchus Dan Cohen AUTHOR
WILMINGTON, MA — Ira Thomas Pote, “Tom”, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on April 7, 2019.Tom was born on March 4, 1948, in Lynchburg, Virginia; he was the cherished only son to Ira and Dorothy Pote. Tom moved to Wilmington, Massachusetts as a young boy where he was raised and educated; he was a graduate of Wilmington High School.In January of 1967, Tom, enlisted in the United States Army where he served overseas during the Vietnam War. Tom was involved in several training programs to ready him for active duty; he was a recipient of the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Tom was released from active duty in January of 1970 and continued to serve the country as an active reservist until 1973.Following his return from active service, Tom, went on to continue his education and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University.Tom worked for Wilmington Corporation/Hogan Motor Freight as an Operations Manager for many years.Tom married his “high school sweetheart” Marie Hersom on August 12, 1967 at the First Baptist Church in Wilmington; the couple shared over 51 wonderful years together with their family. Tom’s biggest love was his family; he devoted his entire life to Marie, their four children and their eight grandchildren; they were his world.Throughout his 50-plus years in Wilmington, Tom was involved in many youth organizations. He was a longtime coach in Pop Warner, Youth Hockey and Little League Baseball. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending 25 years on Plum Island with his best friends Butch and Judy Currier, as well as reading and watching sporting events.Tom will be remembered as a great guy who would do anything for anyone. He truly loved his family, extended family and friends and he will be greatly missed.Tom was the beloved husband of 51 years to Marie (Hersom) Pote, devoted father of Ira T. “Tom” Pote, Jr. & wife Paula of Wilmington, Erik R. Pote & wife Lisa of Tewksbury, James A. Pote & wife Julie of Hudson and Nancy M. Cassidy & husband Rob of Wilmington. Loving “Papa” of Darrin, Thomas, Brandon, Hayley, Lennox, Teagan, Robbie and Brady. Cherished son of the late Ira H. Jr. and Dorothy J. (Johnson) Pote, dear brother of Sherrill D. L’Esperance & her late husband Earl of Dunellen, FL and Melinda P. Scarlett & her late husband Jon of Smyrna, TN. Brother-in-law of Elaine & Stanley Ashdown, Dorothy Pilcher & her late husband John, Nancy Brennick & her late husband Leo, the late Richard Hersom & his wife Francine and the late John Hersom all of Wilmington, and his sister-in-law the late Maureen Duggan. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the Abundant Life Christian Church, 173 Church St., Wilmington, MA. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.In lieu of flowers, donations in Ira’s memory may be made to the Red Sox Foundation/Home Base Program, 4 Jersey St., Boston, MA 02215.Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. http://www.nicholsfuneralhome.comIra Thomas Pote(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Kevin” Murphy, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Edward J. Gillis, 93In “Obituaries”
Getty Images/ICCFormer India captain and member of the newly-constituted Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), Kapil Dev, has spoken about the alleged rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.Kapil believes that although there can be differences of opinion between two players in the dressing room, the players are mature enough to keep them on the sidelines and focus on winning games for the country. He went on to say that media also plays a part in blowing things out of proportion and that there is no such thing as a “rift” when players are playing together.”You have to do your job. Thoda bohot to aap bhi help karte ho na rumour banane mein (media also adds to the rumour), said the 1983 World Cup-winning captain. “There is no rumour when you are playing, I don’t think so.”‘When you are batting, there is no fight'”When you are inside the ground I can talk about them, I can talk about myself, when you are batting there is no fight. Off the field, your thinking can be different, the approach can be different,” Kapil added.Before India’s departure for West Indies, captain Virat Kohli had denied all rumours of a rift between players. He had even said that these reports were hurtful for players. Virat KohliICC”In my opinion, its baffling. It’s absolutely ridiculous to read these kind of stuff, that comes out there. I have been to public events where we have been praised and here we are feeding off lies, overlooking facts, turning a blind eye to all good things that happened and creating fantasies and scenarios in our head. We want to accept that this is the truth,” said captain Virat Kohli.The BCCI is also reportedly trying to sort out the differences. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is all set to fly to the United States to speak with the players. Coach Ravi Shastri will also be present during the meeting to get both players on the same page.India will play a 3-match T20I series in Florida and West Indies, which will be followed by a 3-match ODI and a 2-match Test series.
Jean BeaufortOil derrickIn 2035, about half of the increase in global energy will come from renewables, nuclear and water power.Even so, oil and gas, along with coal, will remain the dominant source of energy.That’s according to BP’s newest energy outlook.Many of Houston’s energy companies are already shifting from oil to natural gas, said Bill Arnold, an energy economist at Rice University.“The price of natural gas has been off for the last few years, the price of oil, of course, collapsed in 2014,” he said. “But the U.S. is really leading the world in terms of shale gas activity.”And while the proportion of oil in the energy mix may decrease, he said, Houston will most likely remain the world’s “energy capital.”“One of the things that’s essential to the Houston economy is this adaptability and flexibility,” he said. “It is not a hidebound city or industry. There’s constant adaptation taking place.”Texas, by the way, has become the leading state for wind power in the nation, and solar is also growing. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:05 Share X
Gilbert Carrasquillo by NPR News Bobby Allyn 8.27.19 4:54pm Twelve years after Meek Mill was arrested as a 19-year-old in North Philadelphia on gun and drug charges, his criminal case has officially ended. On Tuesday, Meek pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor firearm charge in Philadelphia. Prosecutors then dismissed all remaining counts against him and the judge imposed no further penalty. The drug and gun case against Meek, whose legal name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has been active since his 2007 arrest, keeping the hip-hop artist on probation for nearly his entire adult life.”Meek free! I’m not on probation no more,” Meek said to a cheering crowd outside of the courthouse in Philadelphia’s Center City. “I just wanted to come up here and thank all the supporters, because I know y’all probably have family members in jail or people going through the same thing as me. I will continue to do what I do with the reform movement and help the people that help me.” For years, Meek, now 32, clashed with a Philadelphia trial judge Genece Brinkley, who oversaw his case and accused the rapper of not following the rules of his probation, prompting Brinkley to repeatedly scold Mill. In November 2017, Brinkley sentenced Meek to two-to-four years in state prison over probation violations involving riding a dirt bike in New York and his role in an alleged scuffle in the St. Louis airport. This decision turned Meek’s case into a lightning rod for criminal justice reform.While behind bars, celebrity backers of Meek, including Jay-Z, T.I. and Kevin Hart, wrote high-profile op-eds, addressed supporters at rallies and voiced support on social media to highlight what they see as an unjust sentence emblematic of systemic inequities in America’s prison system. Meek, who grew up in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia, also had the support of many Philadelphians throughout his legal saga. During his dozens of court hearings, neighborhood friends and fans would pack the courtroom in support of his release. Throughout this legal battle, Meek has stayed consistent with his musical output, dropping his most recent studio album, Championships, in Nov. 2018, which debuted No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. After serving five months of his sentence, a Pennsylvania appeals court released Meek from prison and granted him bail in April 2018. The appeals court later removed Brinkley from the case and granted the rapper a re-trial due, in large part, to the fact that the only witness who testified against Meek in his original case was a police officer who was later found of lying and theft. Just before his conviction was tossed by the appeals court in July, Meek and Jay-Z were announced as co-chairs of the criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance that, to date, has claimed to have raised $50 million dedicated to “changing the laws, policies and practices that perpetuate injustice,” starting with probation and parole.Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner released a statement on the news of Meek’s case being dropped today, saying that the rapper “was unfairly treated in a case that exemplifies the destruction caused by excessive supervision, instances of corruption, and unfair processes in our criminal courts.” Krasner went on to say that Meek has “demonstrated significant rehabilitation; he has evolved and grown” since his initial arrest more than a decade ago. Meek took to Twitter to underscore his commitment to working as a criminal justice reformer. “I’m extremely grateful that my long legal battle is finally behind me and I appreciate that it has sparked a much-needed discussion about probation reform and the inequalities that exist within our two Americas,” he posted.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Meek Mill Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Gun Charge, Ends 12-…
Kolkata: The patients and their family members who were not getting adequate treatment at various state-run hospitals, have breathed a sigh a relief after the junior doctors’ meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ended fruitfully at Nabanna on Monday.The patients also thanked the Chief Minister for playing a proactive role to resolve the impasse that had been created due to the unyielding mentality of the junior doctors to lift their strike. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDue to the prolonged strike by the junior doctors, the patients visiting various hospitals were the worst affected. Apart from the agitating junior doctors, many patients and their family members had also kept an eye on television, hoping that the doctors would call off their agitation and normal services would be resumed at outpatient departments (OPD) and the emergency wards of the hospital from Tuesday. The OPDs at most of the medical colleges and hospitals remained shut in the past one week, as a result of which many patients from the districts had to return home without being treated. Even the emergency services were affected in almost all medical colleges in the city, bringing the health services to a grinding halt. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateRatan Biswas, a resident of Belgharia in North 24-Parganas whose family member has been undergoing treatment at NRS Medical College and Hospital, said on Monday: “It is a great moment for those who depend on the state-run hospitals. The situation would have got complicated further if it was not resolved in Monday’s meeting. The Chief Minister has given assurances to meet all the demands of the junior doctors after listening to them with compassion. We are thankful to the Chief Minister for her gesture.” It may be mentioned here that the junior doctors’ agitation has claimed the lives of five patients including two infants in the past one week. The death toll went up in the hospitals due to the unavailability of treatment. Two patients including a 3-day-old infant died in two separate incidents in the state on Saturday. The family members of the deceased alleged that the patients died due to the lack of treatment caused by the prolonged strike of the junior doctors. Thousands of patients have been seriously inconvenienced in the last few days as well.
Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.09:52West Midlands Ambulance Service called to accident near UttoxeterWhile neither West Midlands or East Midlands ambulance service has a record of the accident involving a motorbike, West Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed they were called to a collision involving a lorry and a car at the junction of the A50 and the B5030 near Uttoxeter. No one was injured in that accident.09:27Road reopened at 9amThe A50 reopened at 9am, according to traffic data company INRIX.09:27Contacted ambulance serviceWe’ve contacted East Midlands Ambulance Service for comment.09:21Woman fallen off motorbikeDerbyshire Police have said a woman had fallen off her motorbike. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.09:06No queues in areaTraffic England are currently reporting no delays in the area. Inrix are still reporting the westbound carriageway is closed.08:52Affecting traffic from Derbyshire to Stoke-on-TrentThe closure of the westbound carriageway will affect traffic from Derbyshire coming through to Stoke-on-Trent and elsewhere in North Staffordshire.08:46Road closed WestboundInrix is now reporting the A50 Westbound is closed as a result of the accident. Traffic England is reporting queues building in that direction.08:45No word on which direction road is closed inInrix reports the road is closed but at present we have no information about which direction it is closed in. Traffic England is not currently reporting the carriageway is shut but does say there are delays in both directions.08:39Road now reported closedInrix, the traffic data company, reports the A50 is now closed. 08:33Accident took place before 7.50amTraffic data company Inrix first flagged up the accident shortly before 7.50am, suggesting the accident took place slightly before then.08:27Delays continueDelays are continuing on the A50 this morning, with Traffic England still reporting delays of ten minutes against expected traffic.08:23Location of accident There were delays on the A50 this morning following an accident near Uttoxeter – with the westbound carriageway reported to be shut after a woman came off a motorbike. Traffic was heavy in both directions between Marston Lane (Doveridge) and the A522 (Uttoxeter/Upper Tean), according to traffic data company Inrix. Derbyshire Police said the woman is not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident, that took place shortly before 8am near the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. The westbound carriageway was reported to be closed but had reopened by 9am. We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . Read MoreLive: News, traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire & South Cheshire on Wednesday, June 20
May 23, 2014 — Two studies examining the influences and impacts of kidney stones show ultrasound reduces radiation exposure and is less expensive compared to computed tomography (CT) scans, while a second study indicates better glycemic control in diabetic patients lowers the risk for kidney stone development. Both studies were presented at the 109th annual scientific meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Orlando, Fla.For patients entering the emergency room with suspected kidney stones, imaging is frequently used to confirm their diagnosis. CT scans have increasingly been used to exclude other diagnoses and confirm urinary stone disease, but are frequently associated with duplicate imaging and increased radiation exposure. Researchers from 15 medical centers across the United States, including University of California, San Francisco, found using CT scans instead of ultrasounds increased radiation exposure and imaging costs but had no significant difference in patient outcome.Additionally, based on earlier studies that have shown people with type 2 diabetes to have a greater chance of developing kidney stones, researchers with the Cleveland Clinic conducted a study to evaluate the impact of diabetic medications and glycemic control on urine acidity levels and stone composition. Their research showed type 2 diabetics who kept their blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible had a decreased risk of developing kidney stones versus those who did not maintain their blood sugar levels.”Enhancing patient safety and lowering incidence of disease in higher-risk patients are major priorities within the medical community,” said Margaret Pearle, M.D., Ph.D., professor of urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Mineral Metabolism Center. “Understanding how to prevent kidney stones combined with further evaluation of the methods used to detect and treat them can only increase the quality of care we strive to deliver patients every day.”Researchers conducted a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of data received from 15 medical center emergency departments with patients who came in exhibiting kidney stone-like symptoms. Patients aged 18 to 75 years of age were randomly assigned either an ultrasound or a CT scan as their initial diagnostic test. Subsequent medical management, including receipt of additional imaging, was performed at the discretion of the patients’ physicians. The incidence of serious adverse events diagnosed within 30 days, cumulative radiation exposure and imaging costs during the subsequent six months were compared. Secondary outcomes, including pain and return emergency room visits and hospitalizations were also measured.Results showed:Average cumulative radiation exposures were significantly higher for those who received a CT scan (17.5 mSv) compared to those who received an ultrasound from an emergency room physician (10.5 mSv) or radiologist (9.3 mSv).Average imaging costs were higher for those patients who received a CT scan ($300) than those who received an ultrasound performed by an emergency room physician ($150) or a radiologist ($200).Serious adverse events occurred in 106 of 958 patients (11.1 percent) who received a CT scan versus 112 of 908 patients (12.3 percent) who received an ultrasound from an emergency room physician. The same events occurred in 95 of 893 patients (10.6 percent) who received an ultrasound from a radiologist.Investigators concluded the use of ultrasound as part of the initial evaluation of patients with suspected kidney stones was associated with lower cumulative radiation exposure and imaging costs than that of CT scans. Additionally, there was no significant difference in the risk of subsequent serious adverse events, pain resolution, return emergency room visits or hospitalizations.In the other study, researchers conducted a retrospective review of patient data collected from July 2002 through January 2013 for type 2 diabetic patients with kidney stones. Data recorded from 1,831 type 2 diabetic patients with stone disease comprised age, gender, body mass index (BMI), glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1c), all diabetes-related medications (insulin and oral), all stone-related medications (i.e. allopurinol, potassium citrate, vitamin B6, thiazide), urine pH, 24-hour urine stone risk profiles, and stone composition. Patients were divided into two groups according to their diabetic medications (n=375 insulin group, n=1,456 antihyperglycemics group), and then compared according to urine collections and stone composition. A linear regression was performed to assess which variables could predict a low urine pH. Additionally, a subgroup analysis compared patients on thiazolidinediones (i.e. pioglitazone) to those on other oral antihyperglycemics (anti-diabetic medications).Results showed:Male gender and insulin therapy were identified as protective factors of low urine pH, while HbA1c was inversely related to the acid levels in the urine.No significant differences were found in other 24-hour urine stone risk parameters or stone composition between the two groups.In the subgroup analysis, there were no significant differences between patients who were receiving thiazolidinediones compared to other oral antihyperglycemics.Results concluded the level of acid in urine is inversely related to blood sugar levels. Findings also concluded insulin therapy is associated with higher levels of acid in the urine compared to that of oral anti-diabetic medications; therefore, tighter glycemic control may decrease the risk of kidney stones.For more information: www.auanet.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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