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  • To contain coronavirus, Australia PM urges against big gatherings

    first_img“This is an early-stage action that we are undertaking to make sure we get ahead of this,” Morrison told reporters in Sydney, adding Australians should also reconsider their need for any overseas travel.The virus has so far infected almost 135,000 and killed more than 4,900 worldwide.Health officials warned millions of Australians will contract the coronavirus within the next six months.”We’re anticipating 20% of the population in the first wave to be affected,” Kerry Chant, the chief medical officer for the New South Wales [NSW] state government. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday urged people not gather in groups of more than 500 but said he would still go to a weekend rugby game, as health officials warned millions of residents will contract coronavirus within months.Australia has recorded 156 infections and three deaths from the flu-like disease, figures that authorities expect to increase rapidly in the coming weeks.Morrison said his government will from Monday advice against non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people, though this does not include schools, airports or public transport. Keep calm and carry on Australia ban on foreigners from arriving from China, Iran and South Korea was extended on Thursday to cover Italy, and has formed a key part of Australia’s move to stop the spread of the virus.Morrison has spent much of the past week urging locals to remain calm while trying to reassure nervous financial markets.On Thursday he said his government would inject A$17.6 billion (US$11.1 billion) to spur an economy hammered by the coronavirus outbreak.But Morrison’s urging for calm has largely fallen on deaf ears. Hundreds of Australians have begun stockpiling goods, from staples to sanitizers, while the country’s share market has been battered in the past week. Home to more than 7 million people, NSW is Australia’s most populous state, and Chant said models suggest 5% of the state’s population – some 350,000 people – will need hospital treatment as a result of coronavirus. Sporting upheaval Australia’s updated medical advice was a key catalyst behind the cancellation of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix and an order for a cricket series between Australia and New Zealand to be played behind closed doors.Two of the sports-mad country’s most popular sports, rugby league and Australian Rules football, are beginning their seasons with games that typically draw tens of thousands of spectators, raising the risk of contagion.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the Australian Rules football league season may need to be suspended. The country’s biggest and best-attended football code is due to begin its season on March 19.Morrison said he would attend a weekend rugby league game to watch his favorite Cronulla Sharks team.”It might be the last game I get to go to for a long time. That’s fine. In the future I suspect we might be watching them on television.”Topics :last_img read more

  • Slippery Slope Confirmed: Gay Polygamous Marriage – and Babies with their Sisters (Canada)

    first_imgMailOnline 15 October 2015Two married men have revealed how they got a divorce just one year after tying the knot – so they could include a third man in their relationship.Adam Grant and Shayne Curran, from Nova Scotia, Canada, said ‘I do’ in 2011 after dating for more than two years.However, they met Sebastian Tran in a nightclub in September 2012 and immediately hit it off – and decided to end their marriage so they could make a commitment to each other as a threesome.The trio, who all work in the medical profession, now live together and are hoping to start a family someday – with help from Seb’s and Shayne’s sisters who will act as surrogates and egg donors.Although being married to more than one person is not legal in Canada, the trio say they have spoken lawyers who can draw up paperwork to make sure they are ‘equally bound and obligated to each other in the eyes of the law’.None of the men has ever been in a polyamorous relationship before. read more

  • Mandela grandson’s case postponed to Monday

    first_imgCase pushed to Monday to allow Rwandan opposition get a lawyer Related Court proceedings in the rape case against the grandson of the former president Nelson Mandela have been remanded to Monday because the magistrate who is hearing the case was not present on Friday.The rape case against the grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela has been postponed to Monday to amend bail conditions.The 24-year-old father of three made a brief appearance at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday after being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.The prosecutor requested a postponement for the presiding officer to be present as bail conditions needed to be amended.Dressed in a navy jacket and black trousers, the grandson nodded in agreement.During his bail application, he requested that he “not be treated as a Mandela but a normal citizen of the country” South Africa confirms first case of Zika Virus Remembering Nelson Mandela last_img read more

  • Dominica has fallen from love, integrity, righteousness and truth

    first_img Share LocalNews Dominica has fallen from love, integrity, righteousness and truth by: – December 19, 2011 Sharing is caring! Pastor Stafford Prosper: “Nation has fallen”. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW.Pastor of the Layou Christian Union Church, Stafford Prosper, at church service to declare Peace Week officially opened on Sunday, declared that Dominican society has fallen from brotherly love, integrity, truth, justice, conscience and righteousness.The members of the Interdenominational Committee Against Crime and Violence (IDCCV) have declared this week as Peace Week to draw awareness of the need for peace in curbing crime and violence particularly in light of the recent spate of robberies which have occurred on the island.Mr. Prosper, who deliberated on the topic “Price of Peace in the Marketplace”, explained that our nation has fallen from several aspects which were once held dear.“We have fallen from brotherly love; there was a time when we saw ourselves as our brother’s keeper. Today this has fallen out of the window. We have fallen from integrity; hence the need for an Integrity Commission and as human beings themselves and the commission as a human institution perhaps needs some integrity to function in integrity. We have fallen from righteousness and I am talking about the righteousness that exhorts and if we have fallen from righteousness then we have embraced things that are opposed to righteousness. We have fallen from truth. I am grateful to God for the few remaining pulpits in which truth is preached and truth can be found. We have fallen from justice and I must add that not only have we have fallen from justice but also a desire for retribution. We have fallen from conscience.”According to Mr Prosper who quoted from the gospel of St. Paul, there is only one way to peace which is “being justified by faith we have peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” He said, “It is clearly implied in the word that there shall be no peace until the Prince of Peace rules in the hearts of men”.Pastor Prosper questioned whether the absence of unrest, or opposition, or the absence of them and the presence of us are indicators that peace exists and highlighted some true characteristics of peace.“Peace is not the absence of anything but the presence of some things that I shall like to bring to our attention. A theological definition of peace is found in Philippians chapter 4 verses 7, 8 and 9 which defines peace as a form synthesis of all Christian values and virtues known to man. “And the peace God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. Finally my brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are justice, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on those things.” He also urged all leaders to heed God’s word so that Dominica could become a peaceful society.“It is with a deep sense of urgency I urge the various forms of leadership in this blessed land of ours to pay heed to God’s word. That we may create an environment across the land in which we may strive less for peace but one in which peace shall thrive. The religious leadership therefore must take the lead in ensuring that the establishment of this environment of peace. We did it in the 80’s and we can do it again,” he said.Several members of the diplomatic corps, Cabinet and other leaders were present including the President and his wife, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Leader of the Opposition Hector John, Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Mrs Judith Pestaina, pastors and priests, head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dr Francis Severin and his wife. Mr Rawlins Jemmot, General Manager of LIME Dominica Jeffrey Baptiste and Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts.[nggallery id=105]Dominica Vibes News 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

  • Ryan’s proudest moment comes after IMCA Late Model national title is official

    first_imgMatt Ryan raced to his career first IMCA national Late Model championship this season, as well as a trio of track titles and the E3 Spark Plugs Illinois State crown. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) “Crew chief Jake Fier and I have been best friends since we were born,” he added. “We have figured out a lot of stuff for ourselves. I trust him with the setup and I worry about the driving.”  Six of Ryan’s nine feature wins this season came at favorite venue Quad City Speedway in Moline, Ill. He won twice at 34, once at Davenport Speedway and collected track championships at each while topping the Quad City show and finishing third in Deery Brothers Summer Series standings. Ryan has now won three track titles in the same season three times; he also became a three-time Illinois state champion this year. Starts 29                   Wins 9                Additional Top Five’s 18 HIS SPONSORS: American Family Insurance/Jared Bennett Agency, Muscatine; Sampson Fence Ltd., Ruhl and Ruhl Realty/Lacey Welsh Daedlow, The Filling Station, Hickory Gardens, Davenport Performance and TSR Racing, all of Davenport; S & J Race Cars of Wheatland; Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines; and The Outhouse of Blue Grass. An art teacher for grades K-8 at John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Davenport, Ryan is a fabricator and car builder for multi-time national champion Justin Kay at S & J Race Cars in Wheatland during the summer. A 20-year veteran of the division and runner-up each of the last two and three of the last four seasons, the Davenport, Iowa, driver earned that title share on the strength of nine feature wins and another 18 top five finishes in his 29 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing starts. Terry Ryan had crewed for Rollie Frink before starting his own IMCA Late Model career. Matt tagged along, racing go-karts all across the country before wheeling a Late Model almost exclusively at 34 Raceway for most of 10 years. DAVENPORT, Iowa – The proudest moment in a lifetime of racing came when Matt Ryan called his father Terry to share the news that he’d won his first IMCA Late Model national championship. “My wife Molly and I have three girls (Delilah is 12, Alyse 7 and Emerson 2) so it definitely gets challenging during the summer, balancing family with working and racing three nights a week,” he said. “I go to work at 7, get home by 6, eat dinner with my family and by 7 I head to the shop. I’m there until 11 or 11:30, come in and go to bed. Molly is amazing. She brings the kids to Davenport on Friday and to Maquoketa on Saturday or Moline on Sunday so they get to see me race.” “The way this season went down was like last year. It was like déjà vu, coming down to the last weekend. I had been leading (national points) and Cory (Dumpert) came over to Maquoketa and a lapped car spun me out,” he said. “Then we went to Moline on Sunday and won. It was probably the greatest feeling I’ve had after a race. This year the cookie crumbled the right way.” The car and the competition are what he likes best about the class. “I realize now it’s not all about winning. It’s about the competition and the guys I race with,” Ryan said. “I’ve driven other cars and in other classes but nothing else compares to a Late Model. I know all the guys who race in this division and there’s a lot of camaraderie. I enjoy the friendships and the thrill of driving.” HIS CREW: Jake Fier, wife Molly and parents Terry and Sheila Ryan. He branched out after his father hung up his helmet and now owns career totals of 57 feature wins, 11 track titles and four E3 Spark Plugs State championships. “The amount of joy I was overcome with was just crazy. I have gotten so close and come up short so many times. I was elated to finally win it,” Ryan said. “My dad was really nervous. To call him after it was official was probably the proudest moment of my life.”last_img read more

  • Luella Westerman Meyer

    first_imgLuella Westerman Meyer, age 91 of Batesville, Indiana passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29th at Aspen Place in Greensburg, INShe was born on April 4, 1928 in Sunman, Indiana near Lookout, to Henry and Lulu (Rinehardt) Westerman.She was a graduate of Napoleon High School in 1947 and on January 17, 1948 she married Monroe H. Meyer at St. John’s Huntersville Church.Luella lived on a farm that kept her quite busy, although she had several other interests. These included gardening, reading, cooking and traveling with her family. Some places they visited are the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Wisconsin Dells, Florida, Arizona and a trip to Hawaii to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Luella and Monroe were together as husband and wife for 68 wonderful years.Luella enjoyed cooking and did lots of it. Some of her all-time favorite dishes included homemade egg noodles, mock turtle soup, German potato soup, cherry delight, pineapple cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, and angel food cake. These dishes and many more were often enjoyed by her family at numerous holiday meals.Luella is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-laws: Wayne and Toni (Pfeiffer) Meyer, Dan and Sandy (Pulskamp) Meyer, Art and Nancy (Kerker) Meyer, and Jerry and Janet (Meyer) Meyer; her two daughters and sons-in-laws: Linda and Richard Pfeifer, and Marge and Paul Thole. She will also be missed by her 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Luella was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Meyer and her six siblings: Louis Westerman, Robert Westerman, Leona Davis, William Westerman, Viola Westerman and Henry Westerman.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Funeral Services will be 10:00am on Wednesday, September 4th with doors opening at 9am, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Batesville with Pastor Joseph Feldmann officiating.  Burial will follow services in St. John’s Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ c/o the funeral home.  Condolences may be left for the family at read more

  • Health Dept Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory for All PBC Beaches

    first_imgThe Florida Department of Health has issued a precautionary no-swimming advisory for all public beaches in Palm Beach County.The action comes as a result of the potential effects on water quality caused by Hurricane Dorian.Authorities plan to conduct water tests. Until the results are available, the health department says people should try not to swim in the water, to avoid an increased risk of disease or illness.In addition, officials are asking people to avoid contact with floodwaters which could contain fecal matter from sewage systems, agricultural and industrial waste, and septic tanks.The health department recommends that people take these precautions:Follow basic hygiene during the emergency period. That includes washing your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected.Do not allow children to play with toys that have been in floodwater until those toys have been disinfected. Use 1/4 cup of bleach in one gallon of water to disinfect toys and other items.If you happen to have any open cuts or sores that become exposed to the floodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and disinfected or boiled then cooled water. In addition, apply antibiotic cream to reduce the risk of infection.last_img read more

  • Getchell sets LTC record

    first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Tyler Getchell now holds the Little Ten Conference record for most pass receptions in a single football season. With 49 catches for the Ellsworth-Sumner Eagles during the 2013 fall season, Getchell surpassed the record of 47 set in 1993 by Tiger Stewart of the Bucksport Golden Bucks. Getchell had 761 yards on those 49 receptions, which puts him in second place in the LTC for that single season record. The Ellsworth High School senior plans to attend Husson University in Bangor after graduation.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

  • Taiwo Awoniyi Dreams Anfield Return

    first_imgAn unfortunate injury ruled him out of a planned stint of pre-season training with the first team last summer, before he embarked on a season-long loan spell with Mainz—his fifth such deal since joining in 2015.Though he made the switch on the advice of Jurgen Klopp, Awoniyi has struggled for minutes at the Opel Arena, but scored his first goal for the club in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Koln.That came off the bench, and his 34-minute outing was the third-longest of his seven appearances for Mainz so far, but he believes he has improved on loan nonetheless.And speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the striker outlined his hopes that he could catch the eye of Klopp and his backroom staff ahead of a return to Merseyside at the end of the season.“Even without playing for a while, coming in on Sunday just really shows I’ve really improved since coming to Germany,” he claimed.“That’s the goal with being on loan.“Even when you are not playing, you just have to be ready and keep on improving yourself and wait for your time as well.“I don’t think I’m the same player as I was in the last few years. I personally have seen improvement in my game and I believe most Liverpool coaches have seen that as well.“I just have to be prepared to improve myself and work on my weak points as well. When I’m back at LFC, I hope they will see that.”There is a clear caveat when it comes to any objectives Awoniyi sets out at Anfield, in that he is yet to qualify for a UK work permit.As much as his spell with Mainz was designed to develop him as a player, the hope will have also been that he would play enough games—and garner enough international recognition—to grant eligibility.As it stands, he finds himself in a similar position to Allan Rodrigues, the Brazilian midfielder who joined from Internacional in the same summer of 2015.Allan spent five seasons out on loan, with SJK, Sint-Truiden, Hertha Berlin, Apollon Limassol, Eintracht Frankfurt and finally Fluminense, only tallying more than 20 appearances with the latter.Eventually, with his contract due to expire, Liverpool cut their losses and agreed on a permanent £3.2 million deal with Atletico Mineiro in January.This could be the way Awoniyi is heading, but to remain optimistic, perhaps Klopp’s focus on Mainz will see him show enough to prompt a prolonged effort with his Reds career.It’s been a long time coming, but Awoniyi finally scored his first goal in one of Europe’s major leagues.The Nigerian U-23 international was a second-half substitute for Mainz and he helped to spark their comeback into action, with the club fighting back from two goals down to rescue a crucial point away at FC Köln.Awoniyi’s strike was simple enough, finishing off an impressive team move by racing onto a cross at the near post to find a way past Timo Horn, but it was a statement from the 22-year-old ahead of his summer return to Liverpool.Even when he was brought off the bench against Köln, Awoniyi predominantly played out wide on the right-wing, although he took it upon himself to move into a central position in the build-up to his first Mainz goal – exactly one year after his last goal, which came during a loan spell at Royal Excel Mouscron.Awoniyi certainly didn’t have enough time to leave a lasting impact on the match against Köln, but it was a small insight into what life could be like for the 22-year-old next season, when he returns to finally make an impact at his parent club Liverpool.There’s little point in trying to work out exactly how Awoniyi could impact Jürgen Klopp’s starting XI –Roberto Firmino might have a thing or two to say about that – but his cameo appearance against Köln showed promise of what he could bring as Liverpool’s new impact substitute, with expensive new arrivals at Anfield looking unlikely.Xherdan Shaqiri should be on his way out of Anfield at the end of the season, while Divoc Origi might also fancy more regular first-team football elsewhere, but Awoniyi’s arrival would make things an awful lot easier for Liverpool to adapt.The Nigerian probably has a slight edge over Origi as far as athleticism is concerned, something that has been important for Liverpool’s current super-sub both in the Premier League and Champions League over the last few seasons.Like Origi, Awoniyi has shown he’s just as happy when it comes to running in behind defences as he is holding the ball up with his back to goal, able to go toe to toe with Köln’s Sebastiaan Bornauw and Noah Katterbach from a physical standpoint.Things will need to improve even more if Awoniyi wants to be able to cope physically in the Premier League, but that’s something which will only come if he gets enough exposure to English defences under Klopp next season.Productivity has never been an issue for Awoniyi. He was directly involved in 14 goals in 16 games at Royal Excel Mouscron, and although that won’t directly transfer over to the Premier League, Liverpool fans should be confident their new back-up striker will be just as prolific as Origi.Players moving to the Premier League for the first time from abroad always need time to get up to speed, even more so in a system like Klopp’s, and although many will be guessing if he’ll sink or swim, Awoniyi has all the attributes to be a success as (at the very least) a squad player at Anfield.Meanwhile, Awoniyi has said Klopp’s impact at Liverpool was similar to what he is seeing at Mainz 05.Awoniyi joined the Bundesliga outfit on a season-long loan last summer after finding it difficult to break into Klopp’s team at Anfield.Despite his distance from Liverpool, the Nigerian youth international disclosed the influence of the Reds’ manager at Mainz, where he spent 18 years as a player and a coach.“He’s more than a legend here. Everyone is so grateful for all he achieved for the club,” Awoniyi told the Liverpool website.“The love they have for him at the club is unexplainable.“When I came to the club, I was seeing a lot of stuff that I’ve seen in Liverpool as well. I believe it’s just more of the same impact and the same process.“I believe they are still living on the legacy.”Upon his return to football on Sunday after the Coronavirus lockdown in Germany, the 22-year-old forward broke his Bundesliga duck on his seventh appearance as the O-Fivers grabbed a 2-2 draw against Koln.The move to Mainz 05 is Awoniyi’s sixth loan spell away since he signed for Liverpool in 2015 and he revealed regular playing time makes him forget his worries.“I would say when I’m playing football I forget a lot of problems,” he continued.“As a boy coming from Africa, even sometimes when you have nothing to kick, once you have the ball, you forget about most of your worries and you just keep on kicking. I think that was what happened on Sunday.“Our focus was on getting the goals and equalising, which is what happened in the game.”Awoniyi believes he has developed his game in Achim Beierlorzer’s side further improvement could earn him a place in Klopp’s squad.“Coming here is just to make myself better. Even without playing for a while, coming in on Sunday just really shows I’ve really improved since coming to Germany. That’s the goal with being on loan,” he added. “Even when you are not playing, you just have to be ready and keep on improving yourself and wait for your time as well.“I don’t think I’m the same player as I was in the last few years. I personally have seen improvement in my game and I believe most Liverpool coaches have seen that as well.“I just have to be prepared to improve myself and work on my weak points as well. When I’m back at LFC, I hope they will see that.”Awoniyi will be hoping to help Mainz 05 return to winning ways when they host RB Leipzig for their next Bundesliga fixture on Sunday.They are 15th on the league table with 27 points from 26 games, four points above the relegation zone.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In spite of having been loaned six times- Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Mouscron twice, KAA Gent and now Mainz, Taiwo Adeniyi still has the conviction that a return to his parent club, Liverpool is not far away after scoring his first goal for Mainz on the return of the Bundesliga last weekendTaiwo Awoniyi scored his first goal for Mainz last weekend when the Bundesliga returned, and despite his lack of game time is hoping Liverpool are impressed with his progress.The Nigerian signed a new long-term contract with the Reds in 2018 but despite his continued association with the club he is yet to feature in any capacity.last_img read more

  • New England state of mind

    first_imgSeveral members of the Wisconsin men’s rowing team will be traveling to New England for the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Boston, Mass. this Saturday and Sunday.”They’re fired up,” Wisconsin men’s rowing coach Chris Clark reported about his crew of eight men making the trip to Boston.The rowers have good reason to be psyched about this weekend’s regatta. In addition to being one of their first and only races in the fall, the Head of the Charles is one of the world’s largest rowing events.Every October for the past 42 years, more than 7,500 top-tier athletes from around the world congregate at the Charles River to participate in one of the 26 events on the three-mile course. This year, Wisconsin rowers will compete against 42 other eight-man boats in the men’s division.Wisconsin rowers can expect as many as 300,000 spectators to cheer them on during the weekend. The enthusiasm this regatta generates within the rowing world is comparable to, or perhaps surpasses, UW’s recent homecoming football game. The event is so big that corporations sponsor tents, booths and performers to entertain the fans.The Head of the Charles is something of a Mecca for rowers, especially for those from outside New England, where rowing is less popular.”It’s just an experience,” Clark said. “When you’re here in Wisconsin, you’re isolated from the rest of the rowing community. There are some rowers on the lake but not a lot. You’ve got Mendota Rowing Club and you have Camp Randall . . . but you don’t even see that much rowing day to day, so all of a sudden you go to this place with tens of thousands of people.”It’s like wow! I guess I’m not the only person that rows in the whole world,” Clark joked.This is an important regatta for the UW rowing team because it will give the Badgers a chance to see how they measure up to other crew programs that they will meet again later at the Eastern Sprints and the national championships. The winner of the Head of the Charles does not affect the outcome of the national championship, but as Clark says, “There’s definitely a correlation there.”Coach Clark predicts a good finish for the team this weekend. “We won’t do poorly. The only way we can do poorly is if we crash into something,” he said with a laugh.Clark recognized that, since this regatta comes early in the season, maintaining a high level of intensity throughout the entire three-mile race might be difficult. He is confident that later in the spring the team will be able to sustain high speed and intensity for long distances, but for now, it could be an issue.Senior rowers have been improving their technique and reputation since their freshman year, and have really come into their own. Their hard work has paid off, according to Clark.”The better people you have, the better results you have. It’s that simple. That’s what it comes down to.”Right now, Wisconsin has a high standing for the race, ranked 6th out of 43 boats in their event. Ranking may put some pressure on the team, but Clark is not worried.”We’ve got a lot of good seniors,” Clark said. “All three classes are pretty good, but the seniors are sort of leading the team.”last_img read more