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'People think I'm very odd': how Ibrahim Mahama brought Ghana's past to Manchester

From second-hand train seats to old school cupboards, the artist has transported discarded objects from his west African homeland to create a ‘parliament of ghosts’

‘We’re haunted all the time by ghosts of the past,” says Ibrahim Mahama as we sit on dirty old plastic second-class Ghana Railways carriage seats in Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery. Even these seats from an abandoned railway? “Especially these,” he says, smiling.

Mahama, a junkyard utopian whose art involves recycling stuff that’s lost its purpose, bought up rows and rows of these seats. He packed them into shipping containers and sent them on a 5,000-mile trip, from his west African homeland to the Whitworth, along with some school cupboards no longer fit for purpose, exercise books of children now grown up, and the minutes of Ghanaian parliamentary debates now deemed obsolete.

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Popeyes' chicken sandwich has been linked to a deadly stabbing and reports of assault and physical violence. Here are the harrowing incidents related to the coveted menu item.
Irene Jiang / Business Insider Popeyes officially relaunched its wildly popular chicken sandwich on November 3 after selling out of the menu item in August. The second iteration of the sandwich has been linked to various reports of violence, many stemming from agitated customers who want to get their hands on the coveted menu item. Police confirmed that a deadly shooting in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 4 was linked to the return of the chicken sandwich. "There is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot," Popeyes said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Popeyes chicken sandwich is back, and the second iteration of the famed menu has been as wild — if not more — than its first go-around. Foot traffic to stores surpassed the peak traffic during the original launch of the sandwich, according to foot-traffic tracker Placer.ai. Since the sandwich relaunched on November 3, there have been various reports of customers resorting to extreme measures to get one of the sandwiches. "It is as crazy as last time if not more," said a shift leader in a Texas Popeyes who worked through the first iteration of the Chicken Sandwich Wars. He said his location sold over 2,000 sandwiches the first night of the relaunch. Popeyes said that some locations experienced drive-thru lines down the street and in-store lines that went out the front door. But in some cases, the hype has become dangerous. A Popeyes employee was arrested on Friday after a viral video showed an employee body-slamming a woman outside a Tennessee restaurant, Fox reported. A deadly shooting in Oxon Hill, Maryland the day after the sandwich's relaunch was linked to to the return of the menu item, police confirmed. One man fatally stabbed the other while waiting in line for a Popeyes chicken sandwich after an argument. Jennifer Donelan, a spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department, said that the disagreement was apparently sparked when one person cut in front of the other in line. From a fatal stabbing to a report of a brawl between an employee and a customer, here are all the incidents connected to the Popeyes chicken sandwich so far.An altercation between two men in line at a Popeyes in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 4 ended in a fatal stabbing. Police confirmed that the incident was related to the the release of the sandwich at the restaurant. Eric Gay/AP Source: Business Insider "For you to get that angry over anything, for that type of anger to develop into this type of violence, is a very sad and tragic day," said Jennifer Donelan, a spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department. Irene Jiang / Business Insider Source: Business Insider Another Maryland Popeyes was reportedly the site of a brawl. A spokesperson confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that there was an altercation between an employee and a customer that demanded a refund. Irene Jiang / Business Insider Source: The Baltimore Sun See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I ate chicken nuggets from 6 fast-food chains, and the best were also the cheapestPrivate jets, parties with Khloe Kardashian, and $1 million weddings: Inside the lavish lives of a billionaire fast-fashion dynastyThe Popeyes chicken sandwich might be even more popular the second time around as restaurants report long lines and soaring salesSEE ALSO: 'I was working like a slave': Exhausted Popeyes employees describe a harrowing situation amid chicken-sandwich chaos, including working 60-hour weeks and shifts with no breaks
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Protesters block Lebanon roads after Aoun urges them to go home
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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
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Microsoft workers say it's making progress on diversity
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21 of the biggest differences between the 'Lady and the Tramp' remake and the animated movie
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The best cooking oil
Cooking oils are important components of a heart-healthy diet, but it's important to choose the right ones for the dish you're preparing. We've rounded up the best olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, canola oil, and other healthy oils to help you diversify the cooking oils in your cupboard and add flavor to your meals. Even an occasional cook needs to have some type of cooking oil in the pantry. These plant-based oils are used for everything from frying to baking to making salad dressings. But there are so many different types of cooking oils on the supermarket shelves, you might be tempted to throw your hands up in confusion, and then go home with the familiar bottle of vegetable oil. But that's certainly not the healthiest choice, and there's no need to stick with only one type of oil. Each type of cooking oil has its own flavor, level of fats, and smoke point, which is the temperature at which the oil will begin to smoke, indicating it is overheated and may lose health benefits. But why limit yourself to just one? A well-stocked pantry has a selection of flavorful cooking oils to choose from. If you cook with any regularity, your pantry should contain at least a bottle of canola and a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil. Add a small bottle of peanut or sesame oil if you love to stir-fry, and one or two others for variety in salad dressings. Moderate amounts of healthy cooking oil add beneficial fats to your diet, helping to keep your cholesterol balanced and your circulatory system healthy.   If you're wondering which cooking oils are worth adding to your pantry, we've done the hard work for you, and assembled this guide to 10 healthy cooking oils worth trying. Here are the best cooking oils you can buy:  Best olive oil: Colavita Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Best canola oil: 365 Everyday Value Organic Canola Oil Best peanut oil: La Tourangelle Roasted Peanut Oil Best sesame oil: Ottogi Dark Sesame Oil Best sunflower oil: Sunvella Unrefined High-Oleic Sunflower Oil Best coconut oil: Viva Naturals Organic, Cold-Pressed, Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Best avocado oil: Bella Vado Organic Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil Best walnut oil: La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil Best flaxseed oil: Puritan's Pride Organic Flaxseed Oil Updated on 11/7/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added related guides. The best olive oil Colavita/Filippo Berio Colavita and Filippo Berio make delicious olive oil that's healthy for use in food preparation. Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can cook with because it is very high in monounsaturated fat. It is lower in Omega-3 than some other oils, but it's still quite healthy.  Olive oil has a distinctive, strong flavor, and comes in several varieties. Extra-virgin, which is the highest quality type, is pressed from whole olives within a day of harvesting and has a low smoke point that makes it unsuitable for frying or sautéing at high heat. Pure olive oil has been refined to reduce the strong olive flavor and has a higher smoke point. Our favorite extra virgin olive oil is made by Colavita. The oil is imported from Italy and made from olives that originate in Italy, Greece, Spain, or Portugal. It has a delicious flavor that's excellent for salad dressings and pasta sauce, as well as sautéing and grilling over low-to-medium heat. Pure olive oil can be used for frying, sautéing, stir-frying, and oven cooking, especially in Italian or Mediterranean dishes. For that purpose, we recommend Filippo Berio Pure Olive Oil. Pros: Healthy, nice flavor, great for pasta, versatile Cons: Can be expensive, low smoke point The best canola oil 365 Everyday Value Some people mistakenly think canola oil is the same as low-quality vegetable oil, but the 365 Everyday Value Organic Canola Oil is very healthy and great for cooking. Made from hybridized rapeseed, canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, and contains a high level of Omega-3 fatty acids. It has a very mild taste that works with any sort of recipe, and has a fairly high smoke point. Because just about all supermarket canola oil in the US is pressed from genetically modified rapeseed, however, it's best to choose an organic variety. Our favorite organic canola oil comes from 365 Everday Value, Whole Foods' in-house brand. You can trust that it's not genetically modified or altered in any way. Used at moderate temperatures, this canola oil is excellent for baking, sautéing, stir-frying and as a base for dressings. Its mild taste makes it a good match for any dish that has stronger spices or flavors. Pros: Versatile, lots of Omega-3, organic, works at moderate temperatures, affordable Cons: Mild flavor isn't for special dishes The best peanut oil La Tourangelle La Tourangelle's flavorful peanut oil adds character to any dish that could benefit from a touch of nutty goodness. With its peanutty flavor and high smoke point, La Tourangelle's peanut oil is excellent for deep-frying and stir-frying. It is lower in healthy fats than olive oil or canola oil, but does have a good level of Omega-6. La Tourangelle's expeller-pressed roasted peanut oil isn't refined chemically, either, so it's extra healthy. Although refined peanut oil has the peanut allergen removed, it is still safest to avoid using this oil if you are cooking for anyone who might be allergic to peanuts. Peanut oil is popular in Asian stir-fry recipes and is also a good choice for frying potatoes or even a whole turkey. 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The size, shape, construction, and style of a wine glass can dramatically alter how the wine will taste. The best overall wine glass for everyday use is the Libbey 4 Piece Signature Kentfield Grande Wine Set. I remember the first time I bought wine glasses. I was 25 years old, had just moved into my own Manhattan studio, and truly believed that this purchase marked my arrival as a full-fledged adult. I selected a set of six wide-bowled glasses at Crate & Barrel for one reason: I thought they were beautiful. That set served me well. I remember one of them breaking dramatically during a party that first year, but several of them lasted for more than a decade. Into these glasses, I poured red and white wine, as well as the occasional champagne toast. Since then I have learned a great deal more about wine, as well as the importance of using different glasses for different wines. And it's not just about etiquette. The size, shape, and construction of a wine glass can dramatically alter the tasting experience. There are dozens of different specialized wine glasses, but most glasses are grouped into one of two categories: red or white wine glasses. In general, red wine glasses are taller and have a bigger bowl than white wine glasses. There are several reasons for this, but mostly, the wider opening of the glass allows red wines to breathe or to oxidate — and ultimately taste smoother. Red wine glasses can be held by the bowl or the stem. White wines, on the other hand, do better in a glass with a smaller bowl and narrower rim because it helps to preserve the cooler temperature. How to choose a wine glass There are several different design and construction elements to consider when choosing a glass. According to Williams-Sonoma, some of the most important are the size and shape of the bowl, the stem, the rim and whether it is made of crystal or glass.   The Bowl: A wider bowl increases the surface area of the wine that's exposed to air and encourages alcohol evaporation. This creates what's known as the wine's aroma, which can drastically alter its taste. Wide bowls are best for red wines. Lighter, white wines are served in narrower, taller bowls because it preserves the chill and the delicate bouquet. The Stem: Holding a wine glass by its stem helps to keep the heat of your hand away from the wine, which is important because your hand may affect the wine's temperature. Stemless wine glasses, also called wine tumblers, are less formal than stemmed glasses and are perfect for everyday use or casual entertaining. The Rim: A tapered shape suspends the wine's aroma at the top of the glass and prevents it from wafting away when the wine is swirled. A glass with a rim that tapers and then flares slightly still effectively holds the wine's aroma, while directing the flow of wine toward the front palate, highlighting rich fruit flavors while tempering acidity. The Material: Crystal is glass that contains lead oxide. Beyond its beautiful sparkle, crystal is a good choice for wine glasses because it's stronger than plain glass and therefore more easily made into more delicate designs. The surface of crystal is also microscopically coarser than glass so wines develop more intense aromas when they're swirled in crystal stemware. If you're looking for dishwasher-safe stemware, glass is a better choice than crystal. Shaped by a skilled glassblower, glass stemware can be every bit as delicate and beautiful as crystal stemware. Types of red wine glasses Standard red wine glass: Mostly used for Cabernet, Merlot, Bordeaux, or similar varietals, this tall glass has a full sized bowl that tapers a little bit at the top. Pinot or Burgundy glass: Not as tall as the Cabernet glass, this one has a wide bowl. Shiraz glass: This is the tallest of all red wine glasses, with a distinct taper towards the top. Port glass: These are short and much smaller than other red wine glasses. Types of white wine glasses Standard white wine glass: Mostly used for Chardonnay, these glasses have a similar shape to standard red wine glasses, but they're a bit smaller. Sauvignon Blanc/Pino Grigio glass: Designed to bring out the acidity in these wines, the glasses are shorter and have a smaller bowl than the Chardonnay glasses. Montrachet/White Burgundy glass: These wine glasses are short with a wide bowl. We've selected wine glasses that will work with any wine you choose — red or white— as well as specialty glasses for both red and white wines. Read on to learn more about our wine glass picks.  Here are the best wine glasses you can buy: Best wine glasses overall: Libbey 4 Piece Signature Kentfield Grande Wine Set Best white wine glasses: Riedel Vivant 4 Piece White Wine Glass Set Best red wine glasses: 2 Piece Riedel Veritas Cabernet/Merlot Glass Set Best stemless wine glasses: Zeppoli 4 Piece Royal Stemless Wine Glass Set Updated by Caitlin Petreycik on 11/11/2019: Updated prices, links, and formatting. The best wine glasses overall Libbey The Libbey Signature Kentfield Grande Wine Glasses are affordable, sturdy, backed by a great guarantee, and perfect for all types of wine. Libbey started out in 1818 as the New England Glass Company. Today, the Ohio-based company produces a wide range of tableware products, but its glassware remains top notch. In 2015, Libbey introduced a new state-of-the-art process for making glassware from the furnace to forming to finishing, which the company claims produces "the most brilliant and strongest soda lime glassware to be produced in the US." The attractive, dishwasher-safe Libbey Signature Kentfield glasses feature a laser-cut rim, as well as a pulled stem and a reinforced flat foot for extra stability. The tulip-shaped bowl makes it an ideal choice for both red and white wines, so you can drink whatever you want in these glasses. To sweeten the pot, all of Libbey's glassware is protected by a 25-year no-chip guarantee.  Libbey will replace or refund the price of a chipped glass if you return it to the dealer or distributor. Across the web, professional reviewers, including those at The Wirecutter and The Spruce say that Libbey wine glasses are an extraordinary value and perfect for everyday wine consumption. We highly recommend them as an affordable option for people who want to get into drinking wine from well-crafted glasses. Pros: Extraordinary value, ideal for both red and white wine, 25-year no-chip guarantee, easy to clean Cons: Slightly thicker glass The best white wine glasses Riedel The Riedel Vivant White Wine Glasses are beautiful, high-quality glasses with a splendid low price tag.  Based in Austria, Riedel is a family-run company that was established in 1756. It is still one of the world's best-known producers of wine glasses. While Riedel offers wine glasses in a wide range of price points, the Riedel Vivant Collection is an ideal way to introduce yourself to the company's high-quality wares without breaking the bank. Made of lead-free Tyrol crystal, these thin and attractive 12.5-oz glasses can be used for virtually any occasion. The company says they are dishwasher safe, but many enthusiasts note that they choose to wash them by hand because of their delicate composition. You get four glasses in a set, which is a very good deal, considering these glasses come from such a well-renowned company.  That said, we found several online customer reviews mentioning that the glasses are just too thin and subject to frequent breakage. However, most experts agree that the thinner and finer the wine glass, the better the flavor, so it's a trade-off. Around the web, professional reviewers, including those at The Wirecutter, The Wine Spectator, and The Kitchn name the Riedel Vivant and other Riedel glasses as the best wine glasses you can buy. All of these reviewers say the Vivant line offers extraordinary value for quality glasses. Pros: Affordable, good value, attractive, thin, clear, enhances wine flavor Cons: Frequent breakage The best red wine glasses Riedel The Riedel Veritas Cabernet/Merlot Glasses bring out the best flavors in red wine. Riedel makes our guide once again with its Veritas Cabernet/Merlot Glasses. These elegant crystal glasses will feel good in your hand and bring out the bouquet in your red wine. Composed of leaded-crystal, these 22-oz. glasses are machine blown and very delicate. Taller and lighter than the glasses in the Vinum collection, these dishwasher safe glasses arrive in an attractive gift box. You get two in a set: one for Cabernet and another for Merlot. They may be more expensive than the picks in our guide, but buyers and experts alike say they're well worth the cost. While most reviewers love the feel of the Riedel glasses in their hands, as well as the way the glass makes the wine taste, we came across a handful of negative comments from buyers claiming that the glasses are just too thin and fragile, so they break easily. As we've said before, that's to be expected with fine wine glasses. Thinner glass makes for better flavor, so it's a trade off you have to make for a great wine glass. 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