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  • Stuani and Borja García form the strange second couple

    first_imgBut this statistic has an explanation. Stuani is the great reference of Girona and his game is sometimes considered rough. And hence it is the player who makes the most mistakes. Although at the card level he endures because it is true that in the duel against Cádiz he was expelled, for a yellow double, but he has only seen four cards. And as for Borja García, whoever receives the most faults does not surprise so much. This has been the case in recent courses. Monopolize the entire game of Girona and already has 34 dribbles. The last course, in First, was already the most hunted. Of course, Stuani not only leads the ranking of players who do more fouls make Second. There is more because its impact on the game of Girona that He is the top scorer in the category, with 20 goals, the player who makes the most shots at goal (37) and the one who has topped the post (five). Undoubtedly, Cristhian Stuani and Borja García are two of the best players in Segunda and, in Girona, they form a scary pair. But she is also a strange couple because While the Uruguayan is the player who makes the most mistakes in the silver category of Spanish football (73), the midfielder, along with Iván Sánchez (Elche), is the one who receives the most (80).last_img read more

  • Standhardinger, Ravena ink max rookie contracts

    first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Top picks Standhardinger (left) and Ravena are instant millionaires after getting juicy contracts.—SHERWIN VARDELEONWhile Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena cornered maximum, multiyear deals with the PBA teams that selected them 1-2 in the Draft on Sunday, the next three selections in the talent-laden pool would most likely have to settle for a little less.Blackwater, which made hard-nosed big man Raymar Jose of Far Eastern third overall, former La Salle ace Jason Perkins, picked fourth by Phoenix Petroleum, and Alaska’s Jeron Teng, also a former King Archer in the UAAP, will be making a little under the maximum allowable salary for rookies when the season opens Dec. 17 with the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Standhardinger already inked a three-year deal with San Miguel Beer worth a little over P8 million for the next three seasons, though he will not be joining the Beermen until June, or in the early part of the Commissioner’s Cup because he has to play out a contract with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League.Maliksi gets new dealMeanwhile, Sy said the Elite have presented gunslinger Allein Maliksi a two-year extension for the veterans’ maximum worth around P10 million.“We are just waiting for him to sign on the dotted line, so to speak,” Sy said of Maliksi, who was shipped by Star to the Elite in one of the more celebrated trades during the middle of last season.Sy is also excited about Emil Palma, his second round choice whom he described as “the sleeper” of the Draft who could turn out to be a “(Marc) Barroca or (Jio) Jalalon type of a player.Meanwhile, the league’s board of governors will fly to Los Angeles in the United States for a five-day planning session starting Nov. 10 to chart the direction the league will take in the next season.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments MOST READ Stakeholders welcome ITF Philta intervention Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jose, who was a back-up big man for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, is set to sit down with management on Thursday, where team manager Johnson Martinez will give him a tender offer of P120,000 a month for the first year and P180,000 for the second, a pact similar to what Art dela Cruz got two years ago as the No. 9 pick.“I would like to see first what he can give us,” Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy said of the 6-foot-5 Jose, a hard worker who has the willingness to rough it out against anybody in the shaded lane. “There are always additional incentives and we always give premium to players who deliver.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPerkins, meanwhile, will get “a little less” than the P150,000/month first year maximum salary, according to team representative lawyer Raymund Zorilla. “But he will be very happy, I am sure.”Teng, the big-scoring forward, has also yet to sit down with Alaska management, but team manager Dickie Bachmann said that he will propose a package that will be very close to the maximum. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To be tackled are the formats of the Commissioner’s Cup and Governors’ Cup as well as other possible league activities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

  • Alab keeps home slate perfect, trips Black Bears

    first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history #KicksStalker: Auto-lacing kicks for automatic shooter Marcio Lassiter Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Balkman finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Ramos also scattered 29 points and 13 rebounds for Alab, which avenged its 116-103 defeat to Macau last week.Alab missed two key players—Caelan Tiongson and Brandon Rosser—due to injuries and also saw power forward Lawrence Domingo leave the game due to a knee problem in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe three players are unlikely to see action as the Filipino ballclub takes on Formosa on Sunday at Changhua Stadium in Taiwan in a battle between the top two teams in the league.Alab can virtually seal top seeding heading into the playoffs with a win over the Dreamers, who overwhelmed Wolf Warriors, 97-78, last Saturday to improve to 16-6. McKinney’s career performance was spiked by 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, drawing praise from Alab coach Jimmy Alapag, who compared the explosive guard to NBA legend Allen Iverson.McKinney, who also joined the league’s 1,000-point club in only his second season, shot 17-of-29 overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyingcenter_img San Miguel Alab Pilipinas warmed up for its battle with Formosa Dreamers with a come-from-behind subdue Macau Black Bears, 101-96, on Friday night in Asean Basketball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The reigning champions survived a spectacular 50-point performance from Filipino-American guard Mikh McKinney as Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos held the fort with double-double outputs for Alab, which stayed on top with an 18-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

  • To Provide Medicines, Other Medical Supplies To Buchannan Gov’t Hospital, ArcelorMittal Signs MOU with…

    first_imgThe world’s steel giant, ArcelorMittal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Liberian Government Hospital in Grand Bassa County for the donation of drugs for a three-month period. The MOU takes effect immediately.ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries, including Liberia.The Grand Bassa County Health Officer, Dr. Joseph L. Kekula, thanked the company management for the partnership in its fight against Ebola.He noted that the county had  earlier partnered with the Company from the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in March and this gesture represents that on-going partnership. “ArcelorMittal Liberia met with us back in early April at the onset of the first Ebola outbreak, at which time the idea to build the country’s first isolation unit, outside the Capitol Monrovia came about.”Describing the donation as “timely,” Dr. Kerkula expressed his appreciation for the donation, saying: “We have been operating at full capacity with every department in the hospital open and running.The donation, said Dr. Kerkula, will help make the hospital more efficient in dealing with other common sicknesses in the midst of the Ebola crisis. “We cannot afford to neglect these sicknesses as they also pose a significant threat to the lives of our people.”According to him, there were only two ambulances parked in the Government Hospital’s yard which Arcelormittal Liberia was also requested to repair to ensure we were prepared should the Ebola situation in the country worsen.Dr. Kerkula narrated that the County Health Team and the Superintendent of the County, Madam Etweda Cooper, held a meeting with the Arcelormittal Management, including its CEO, Antonio Carlos Maria, in September.  At this meeting, the county proposed additional assistance for the hospital to support its patients.“We are here to support you in this fight,” said the Arcelormittal CEO, “So please always let us know where there are gaps and we will do our best to close those gaps.” Mr. Carlos Maria said the County requested that the Company handle the purchasing of the drugs, which were estimated at US$17,500 per month. “We agreed and the company has procured the drugs with the understanding that after three months the situation would be assessed regarding the way forward.” Also speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Ben Kanwee, medical director of ArcelorMittal Liberia Hospital in Buchanan, said he and his team will continue to engage with the county to further ensure that their needs are met. “Our mission is to continue to discuss measures that will improve conditions within the county health system,” said Dr. Kanwee. “Ample supply of drugs is one of the top priorities suggested by the team,” and we at Arcelormittal are committed to supporting this priority,” he further noted.The county health officials and the company deemed it necessary that an adequate supply of drugs to combat the disease be available at various hospitals in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Breach of people’s constitutional rights

    first_imgDear Editor,I am a former junior staff of Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) Enmore Estate, having contributed to the pension scheme by monthly monetary payroll deduction.After retirement, with over 30 years in contributions to the pension scheme, I was qualified for a monthly pension payment.In June 1999, I immigrated to the US, with full arrangements with GuySuCo to deposit my monthly pension into my Guyana bank account. All went well until for the first time, in 2016, my pension deposit was stopped.With the timely intervention by GuySuCo’s Human Resource Director, Mr Earl John, my pension payment was restored in September 8, 2017, with a total payment of $226,308.After that impasse, all went well with my pension deposit. Until March 2019 when no pension was deposited into my bank account and despite making contact with GuySuCo, Paul Bhim, Sugar and Trading Enterprises Pension Scheme (STEPS) and Republic Bank, no information is forthcoming on my pension.Instead of paying their debts, GuySuCo is spending millions of dollars to provide meals for its top brass at the expense of those GuySuCo is obligated to pay. A total breach of the people’s constitutional rights.Respectfully,Albert Persaudlast_img read more

  • Fatalistic Forecasts Aren’t Helping Ebola Efforts – Greater Positivity is Needed

    first_imgDuring a recent telephone conversation with my aunt, who lives in Liberia, I could hear trepidation in her voice for the first time. At the same time, though, she remained typically stoic, her faith in God unshakable after surviving two armed insurgencies. “They are saying on the radio that before January [2015] thousands of us will die,” said Auntie Arinah. “This thing is getting very scary. We rebuke those numbers!”I couldn’t help feeling moved by my aunt’s tenacity in the midst of her anxiety. Ebola fatality projections seem to have created an atmosphere of psychological distress in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, nations still recovering from the trauma of conflict.The language of alarm has been conspicuous. Estimated casualty numbers are punctuated with conditional verbs such as “could” and “may”. In August, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Ebola-related deaths could exceed 20,000 if there were no efforts to contain the disease. The projection seemed so far-fetched at the time that Liberia’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, publicly rejected them.Estimates have steadily increased. At a news conference in Geneva last week, the WHO estimated that there could be 10,000 new cases over the next two months. The scariest projection of all, referenced by my aunt, came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month: between 550,000 and 1.4 million people may be infected by January.I suspect that these forecasts are partly intended to speed up action, so that aid, medical supplies and health practitioners are deployed to the affected countries as quickly as possible. But there are unintended consequences. As a Liberian who has family, friends and colleagues in the country, fatality forecasts aren’t troubling only because they may come to pass. Announcements of probable deaths are affecting people right now.Isolated incidences of Ebola in Europe and the US have already caused hysteria. Africans across the world have been on the receiving end of xenophobia laced with racist venom more than ever before. Alarmist projections only add fuel to the fire.I’m not denying the threat Ebola poses if it is not contained. Yet I remain convinced that the grim statistics and apocalyptic framing of the outbreak are doing more harm than good.I fear the projections may be causing undue stress to people who need hope – healthcare workers battling the disease in hazmat suits; pregnant women on the verge of giving life; patients in Ebola treatment units who refuse to go gentle into that good night; and policymakers looking for solutions.For the countless individuals whose stories have been anonymised by the threat of Ebola, we must change the narrative around fuzzy, conditional statistics. Flip the script. Focus on the number of people who could survive if the response were faster. If we follow with precision the 70-70-60 formula developed by the WHO – treating 70% of infected patients while burying 70% of those who have died within 60 days – we should be able to predict how many lives will be spared. These numbers must replace the bleak headlines and become a new call to action.In an outbreak of this scale, speed and magnitude, accurate and reliable data is perhaps second only in importance to life-saving medical care. Probable, suspected and confirmed cases must be swiftly disaggregated to minimise over- or under-reporting. The underlying assumption that anyone exhibiting symptoms of Ebola has the virus is faulty and harmful, given the stigma attached to the disease. The recent establishment of mobile laboratories at two clinics in Liberia will enable diagnosis within hours, as opposed to days, so that people can seek appropriate medical attention for Ebola and non-Ebola ailments.The mantra so far – “it may get worse before it gets better” – seems rather defeatist. Instead of heeding fatalistic pronouncements, we need to shift our attention to the 400 people who had Ebola and came through, thanks to quality care in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The 11-year-old boy in Liberia of YouTube fame, Mamadee, comes to mind.I’d like to see alarming forecasts of death and doom give way to a more measured and positive approach to the Ebola outbreak. My aunt in Liberia wouldn’t have it any other way.This article was originally published on Theguardian.comShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Youths pivotal to crime reduction

    first_img– Minister Ramjattan at CPG youth conferenceYoung people from across Regions Three, Four, Five, and Six on Sunday benefited from a youth conference organised by the Community Policing Group (CPG), held at the Mahaicony Community Ground. The meeting forms part of the CPG’s 42nd anniversary celebrations.Youths gathered at the conferenceDuring the conference, youths were educated on the role they could play in reducing violence and crime in various communities; anger management and conflict resolution; career guidance and gender-based violence.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, in his feature address, reiterated the critical role youths could play in crime reduction and mentioned that studies have indicated if negative practices and influences were arrested at an early age, there would be a reduction in crime in society.Minister Ramjattan also made reference to the findings of two recent surveys conducted in Guyana – the Household Drug Prevalence Survey and the Secondary School Drug Prevalence Survey which he described as troubling.“It was startling the findings of these two reports. Young people at the age of 11 smoking cigarettes, smoking cannabis and marijuana and even indulging in ecstasy… now that we are getting the results from these surveys and findings, we have to target our young people,” the Minister stated.He advised the participants to ensure they seize every opportunity to be educated, noting that it has more benefits than a life of crime.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan“What lasts and what makes your society a better society is when you pick up your books, when you read, when you become a professional. Whether it is a lawyer, doctor or even a mechanic or a professional in the sense of being a farmer that knows how to do farming or livestock; whatever it is, all of these matter because you will be providing a legitimate service to your society and you will be a unit in the population that is going to ensure that we live the happy life that all of us want,” Minister Ramjattan explained.The Public Security Minister also called on parents to play a more integral role in the lives of their children. He asked that parents reacquaint themselves with the practice of purchasing books for their children to read. Minister Ramjattan reminded that “better readers make better leaders”.He concluded by encouraging the participants to share the knowledge, which they would have gained from the conference with others in their respective communities.The conference is part of the Public Security Ministry’s Citizen Security Strengthening Project (CSSP), a $3 billion five-year programme, which has three components and is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The conference falls under component one “Community Crime & Violence Prevention”.This component will see preventative strategies to reduce crime and violence in 20 targeted communities across five administrative regions. The communities include Buxton and Friendship and Vigilance, Vreed-en-Hoop and Westminster, Albouystown, Charlestown, Sophia, South Ruimveldt Park and Gardens and North Ruimveldt, Alberttown and South Cummingsburg, Kingston and Lacytown, La Penitence and West Ruimveldt, Agricola and McDoom, Mocha and Providence, Annandale and Lusignan, Wismar, Angoy’s Avenue, Rosignol, Enmore and Haslington, Friendship and Kildonan, Albion and Fryish, Port Mourant and Rose Hall, and Adelphi Village and Canefield.last_img read more

  • Scores of Berbicians benefit from Chinese medical outreach

    first_img– residents urged to eat healthy to prevent hypertension, diabetesMembers of the Chinese medical team attending to residentsScores of residents of New Amsterdam and surrounding communities over the last weekend benefitted from a medical outreach hosted by the Chinese medical team and Falls. The activity was held in collaboration with the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association at Banks DIH tarmac, Main and New Streets, New Amsterdam.At the outreach, Nephrologist Dr Shen Jiansong urged residents to consume healthy foods since it can prevent hypertension and diabetes.Dr Jiansong added that there is a need for health education and more doctors to provide information on healthy living styles in Guyana.“We try to see as many persons as possible since many of them need more medication and more treatment. Resources were limited but I think we tried our best to take care of the patients” Dr Jiansong noted.Administrative Manager of China Zhonghao Inc, Sara Huang explained that the team comprised of 12 doctors. Among them were doctors specialised in Orthopaedics, gynaecology, plastic surgery and traditional Chinese medicine.“It is our intention to be of service to the people of New Amsterdam. This is our first medical outreach programme that we have collaborated with our Chinese doctors. We even provide services to various communities. Actually, it is within a company’s social responsibility programme that we will continue doing the same throughout Guyana in the future,” Huang said.Further, she added that similar outreaches were held at Kwakwani and at Land of Canaan on the East Bank of Demerara.She noted that it is evident that most of the patients seen do not have convenient access to medical services.Meanwhile, Senior Vice President of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association, Ryan Alexander explain that the outreach is as a result of a visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Berbice in February.“During his visit, they were concerned about medical facilities in Berbice and one of the sentiments expressed by a member of the Chamber is that we need to have resident doctors from China in Berbice. This will change the image of Berbice and also how they feel about Chinese and their involvement in medicine.”Alexander, who is also the regional representative for the Chinese Association, said that the outreach would have been used to assess the medical needs in the ancient county. While they cannot provide a resident doctor as soon as they want to, they are looking to do so in 2020 if the relevant authorities give the green light.last_img read more

  • Incredible kung-fu kick goal! Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at it again

    first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no stranger to acrobatic strikes and against Caen on Saturday he netted with a brilliant kung-fu kick.Just two minutes into the Ligue 1 clash, Serge Aurier whipped a tasty cross into the penalty area and the giant Swedish striker lifted his right leg to thud the ball past goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre with his stud, while almost beheading his marker.Check out the incredible goal below… 1last_img

  • Mwalala targets hold on second, unbeaten run

    first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala gives instructions to his players at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 – Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala will have two things on his agenda when the dockers host Sofapaka at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa on Wednesday; firming a hold on second spot in the SportPesa Premier League standings and maintaining his unbeaten record since joining the club.Mwalala who joined Bandari in mid-season from Nzoia Sugar has had a 10-match unbeaten streak with the side, guiding them to eight wins and dropping points only twice. “It has been like a dream run for me because most of the times when a new coach comes into a team, he struggles to lay his philosophy but for me it has been different. The players were very receptive of my methods and they adapted quickly that is why we have had no struggles,” Mwalala noted.Bandari have not fluked in their wins and apart from famously breaking Gor Mahia’s unbeaten run with a 2-1 win at Mbaraki, they have picked victories against the likes of Kariobangi Sharks, Posta Rangers and Tusker FC.On Wednesday, they take on a Sofapaka side struggling to blow in results in the Premier League, but beaming with confidence after picking a ticket to the Football Kenya Federation Shield final following their 1-0 victory in the semis against defending champions AFC Leopards.Mwalala says his team is ready for the huge task and remains confident that his side will emerge victorious especially noting they will be playing on home turf.Sofapaka players celebrate Ezekiel Okare’s winner during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield tie against Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Sofapaka is a very good team. I have watched many of their matches this season and I know it will not be an easy task for us. The target remains to continue with the good run we have had and cement our hold on second position which is where we want to finish the season in,” the tactician further explained.He is however worried that his side has not been taking their chances as early as he would have loved and has challenged his striking force to bang in the goals early.“Tomorrow’s game will be a game of chances. Whoever takes his chances early will win. We have had this problem for a while now that we create so many chances but we don’t convert many. In games such as Sofapaka’s we have to be lethal,” the former Harambee Stars forward further stated.Bandari convincingly won the first leg 3-0 in Machakos and the return hope to complete the home and away drubbing for a sixth victory in 16 meetings over Batoto ba Mungu.Sofapaka come into the tie tails up after last weekend’s FKF Shield final qualification and head coach John Baraza hopes the squad can maintain the same form back in the league.“We had hoped to win the league title, but now it’s impossible. The target is to finish the season strongly and at least, we should be getting into the top three,” said Baraza of Sofapaka’s targets, currently fifth in the standings.Sofapaka striker Ellie Asieche celebrates with team-mates after scoring the winner against defending champions AFC Leopards in the FKF Shield semiBatoto ba Mungu are on a run of three wins on the trot having beaten Posta Rangers, Tusker FC and Kakamega Homeboyz.The results have seen them move to 50 points, one shy of third placed AFC Leopards and eight behind second placed Bandari FC.Leopards will be hoping to wipe the blushes of their Shield exit when they take on Tusker FC in Machakos in Wednesday’s early kick off.In other matches, Ulinzi Stars take on Zoo Kericho at their Green Stadium backyard while Mathare United, placed eighth in the standings play Posta Rangers in Kasarani.KPL midweek fixtures: Vihiga United v Gor Mahia, Kakamega Hombeoyz v Sony Sugar (Mumias), AFC Leopards v Tusker FC, Kariobangi Sharks v Wazito (Machakos), Bandari v Sofapaka (Mombasa), Mathare United v Posta Rangers (Kasarani), Nakumatt v Nzoia Sugar (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho v Ulinzi Stars (Kericho).Thursday: Thika United v Chemelil Sugar (Thika).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more