first_img…Indonesian official expected in Guyana soonHaving been promised a lucrative salary and proper accommodation, 26 adult male Indonesians travelled approximately 12,000 miles to take up employment with an established fishery in Guyana. They are now stranded after the company failed to meet its obligation.The men had been working with the company for several months, frequenting the seas on the tuna vessels, but they got fired after they objected to the payment and living conditions they were receiving.The men have, for the past three days, been seeking refuge at the Providence Sunnatul Masjid on the East Bank of Demerara. When this publication visited the Masjid on Saturday, the men were observed cooking and hanging around the compound. they were however unable to communicate with the <> because of the language barrier.A female member of the Masjid told this publication that the men reported that they were offered US$400 (5,367,200 Indonesian Rupiah) per month to come and work with the popular fishing establishment, but what they were being paid in Guyana dollars did not translate into the promised amount. She said the men objected to this, but got no satisfactory answer, and were ordered out of the establishment’s compound.“The (men) were saying that they were not getting enough food and thing to eat at the back there, so eventually they came over here, like three days now, and the brothers at the Masjid are helping them to buy foodstuff, so that they can cook and eat,” she informed.The woman said they were informed that the owner of the fishing company was out of the country, and is expected back on Sunday, but it is unclear whether he would accede to the men’s request. However, she said the brothers at the masjid made contact with the Indonesian Embassy in neighbouring Suriname, and a representative is expected in Guyana on Monday to address the men’s situation.When contacted, State Minister Joseph Harmon told <> that he is yet to receive any information regarding the incident, and that he is unclear whether the embassy officials had contacted the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Further efforts to contact Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and Citizenship Minister Winston Felix proved futile.For now, the men remain in the compound of the masjid, and are being taken care of by members of the community in collaboration with the administration at the mosque. They dwell in the yard of the compound during the day, and at night they would sleep on mattresses in a section of the masjid.last_img read more

first_imgAfleet Alex won’t run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, after all. Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan said Monday that the Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner’s leg injury is not fully healed and the popular horse won’t be ready for the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 29. “It came down to crunch time, to enter him in a prep race, and there just wasn’t enough time,” said Hogan, who has viewed X-rays every two weeks since Afleet Alex was sidelined with a fractured left-front cannon bone July 21. “I was very much on the fence. It was a tough decision, but it’s better to be safe and just wait.” Afleet Alex, the star of the Triple Crown series with his acrobatic Preakness win and overpowering Belmont victory, had two strong workouts on the comeback trail and was looking to run in the Classic after a prep race. TENNIS: Aivaras Balzekas, a member of the Lithuanian national tennis team, died Sunday night at Delray Medical Center in Boca Raton, Fla., after a pickup truck crashed into him and another Lynn University student as they pushed a car, hospital spokeswoman Marlene Wotell said Monday. OLYMPICS: The U.S. Olympic Committee is campaigning for softball to be reinstated for the 2012 Games, chairman Peter Ueberroth said Monday. Softball and baseball were dropped from the Olympic program after 2008 in July. “The USOC is dedicated to see to it that women’s softball does not miss its turn in 2012,” Ueberroth said at the 2006 U.S. Olympic team media summit in Colorado Springs, Colo. “We’re hopeful and, in a humble way, hope to try and influence people to reconsider a decision that was a bad decision to eliminate a women’s sport.” FOOTBALLL: Temple football coach Bobby Wallace, 19-66 since taking the job in 1998, is leaving at the end of the season when his contract expires. Time Inc. has settled a $20 million defamation suit filed by former Alabama football coach Mike Price over a Sports Illustrated article about a night of drinking at a topless bar in Florida. center_img Virginia offensive lineman Brad Butler was suspended for one game by the school for throwing a chop-block in Saturday’s loss to Boston College. Butler will sit out Saturday’s game against Florida State, the university said in a statement. Connecticut quarterback Matt Bonislawski underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Texas freshman tailback Jamaal Charles is should be ready to play Saturday when the No. 2 Longhorns face No. 24 Colorado, coach Mack Brown said. Charles ran for 116 yards, with an 80-yard touchdown, in the Longhorns’ 45-12 win over Oklahoma before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter. HOCKEY: Oilers forward Ryan Smyth will miss at least two games with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The Chicago Blackhawks placed forward Eric Daze on injured reserve and recalled forward Jason Morgan from Norfolk of the American Hockey League. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img COMMENT hockey SHARE Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL China will be competing in the Hockey World Cup for the first time ever after they pipped South Korea to qualify for the 2018 edition in India.China’s place was confirmed yesterday when South Korea drew 1-1 with Malaysia in the Asia Cup in Dhaka, a result which put the Malaysians into the final against India.While China created history, it was a dark day for the South Korean team which will not be part of the World Cup for the first time since 1998 event in Utrecht, Netherlands.Under FIH regulations, the team that wins its continental qualifier automatically qualifies for the World Cup.However, as both India, as hosts, and Malaysia — who finished fourth at the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final in London earlier this year — have already qualified for next year’s showpiece, a World Cup qualification spot opened up for the team next in line that had not yet qualified for the event.That team was China, who take the ticket to Bhubaneswar courtesy of their eighth place finish in the World League Semi-Final in London.Korea finished one place below Asia rivals China at the World League event in London, a placement that was not going to be enough for a World Cup berth. Winning the Hero Asia Cup 2017 was Korea’s final chance to achieve World Cup qualification, but that dream was ended in heartbreakingly dramatic fashion.A last-gasp penalty corner from Malaysia’s Faizal Saari tied the match at 1-1 to put the Malaysians into the championship match at the expense of Korea.China is the 15th team to qualify for the World Cup, joining host India, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain and France at the prestigious 16 nation event.The final men’s World Cup qualification place will be decided by the outcome of the Africa Cup of Nations competition, which takes place between October 22-29 in Ismailia, Egypt.The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar will be held at the Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16, 2018. × October 22, 2017center_img South Korea While China created history, it was a dark day for the South Korean team which will not be part of the World Cup for the first time since 1998 Under FIH regulations, the team that wins its continental qualifier automatically qualifies for the World Cup. Image for representational purpose only.   –  PTI Under FIH regulations, the team that wins its continental qualifier automatically qualifies for the World Cup. Image for representational purpose only.   –  PTI China COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imgSDSU West collects over 100,000 signatures for SDCCU stadium site proposal KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:08 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Backers of an initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion announced Friday that they have collected 100,000 petition signatures, far more than necessary to qualify for the ballot.“Supporters have successfully gathered many more than the required 71,646 signatures,” said Kim Kilkenny, of the Friends of SDSU Steering Committee.“Once verified, these signatures will qualify SDSU West for a 2018 ballot,” Kilkenny said. “With overwhelming support for SDSU and the positive impacts the university provides to our community, San Diegans clearly support SDSU West to ensure the Mission Valley stadium site is used to benefit the public, provide a place for SDSU to grow and thrive, and guarantee a permanent, public river park and open space.”The Friends group had until the end of March to collect signatures but members previously indicated that wanted to wrap up the signature drive by the end of the year. They plan to submit the petitions to the county Registrar of Voters next week.If enough signatures are verified, the City Council will decide whether to adopt the initiative or place it before voters. A competing initiative, which would result in a soccer-centric commercial development, qualified earlier this year and will go onto a 2018 ballot.It’s believed that if both SDSU West and SoccerCity are approved in an election, the one that receives the most votes would be adopted.The initiative would lead to the sale of the property to SDSU, which would be required to create a comprehensive development plan.Last month, school officials outlined their vision for the project, including 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use, 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports.SDSU Interim President Sally Roush and JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said the project would be mostly funded by public-private partnerships, and wouldn’t rely on taxpayer financing. The main exception would be the stadium, which would be funded by bonds that are paid back by future revenues.The land is three trolley stops from the built-out main campus. December 29, 2017center_img Posted: December 29, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDCCU Stadium, SDSU West FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_img February 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The winter storms and flooding in San Diego last week forced mobile blood drives across the county to cancel and that has impacted our blood supply, according to the San Diego Blood Bank.“It’s hard to get out and about when it’s raining that hard,” said Michele Corbett, Vice President of Marketing for San Diego Blood Bank. “We don’t want to say ‘Hey, get out and drive around even more in the rain,’ so we definitely saw a drop in the blood supply this last week.”Corbett said they even had to cancel a high school drive expected to collect 70 pints of blood.“You can’t make blood in a lab,” said Corbett. “You have to have people behind that blood donation coming in on a regular basis.”There’s 8 different blood types and they have unique properties. The different components of blood, like the red blood cells, platelets and plasma, can help treat different conditions.The rarest blood type is O negative, which is also known as the “universal donor” type. It’s the only blood type that can give red blood cells to all the others, so it’s always in high demand, especially in emergency situations.“Those are often used for trauma patients when the doctors don’t have time to test their blood type or it’s used with babies in the NICU,” said Corbett.O positive is the most common, but there’s still a high need for it in our community because more people are coming in for this type. It can give red blood cells to any positive blood types.An A positive blood type is also really important. It’s the second most common and Corbett said it’s ideal for it’s platelets.“Platelets are the the part of the blood that help cancer patients,” said Corbett. “Usually when they’re going through chemotherapy, the chemotherapy kills the platelets and they need that replenished.”You have a unique gift as an AB positive or negative donor because of your plasma, which helps treat clotting disorders, burn and shock victims.“If you’re and AB blood type, you’re actually a universal plasma donor and plasma is often used with burn victims and people who need that rejuvenation while they’re in the hospital,” said Corbett.There’s also A negative, B positive, and B negative, but Corbett said regardless of your blood type, every type is needed and every type can save lives.“Each of those lives is someone in our community, someone may be our family member,” said Corbett. “I know my mom would not have met her grand kids had it not been for a blood donor.”The drives that were canceled because of the storms will be rescheduled.If you want more information on how or where to donate, visit the San Diego Blood Bank’s website. , San Diego’s heavy rainfall impacts number of blood donorscenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 18, 2019last_img read more

first_imgEmami Paper Mills, which recently diversified into high-end packaging paper, will invest Rs.1,000 crore in three years to double its production capacity of 1.32 lakh tonnes per annum in the segment.The company earlier this year set up a new state-of-the-art paper packaging plant at its existing facility here with an investment of Rs.1,000 crore.”The demand for high-end coated multi-layered paperboard in the country is seven lakh tonnes currently and growing annually by over 15 percent. At present, our capacity for high-end packaging paper is 1,32,000 tonnes per annum. In the next three years, we will double the capacity with an investment of Rs.1,000 crore,” Emami Paper executive director P.S. Patwari said here.The Balasore’s board unit, commissioned in April 2015, will begin commercial production from December.Competing with ITC, JK Paper and Century in the segment, the company asserted its fortunes will not be affected when Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Limited’s (TNPL) 2-lakh tonne capacity multi-layer double coated board plant in Tamil Nadu becomes operational by year-end.”TNPL’s commercial production is still several months away. And the market is growing by over 15 percent. People are now going for better packaging – be it fast-moving consumer goods, white goods or others products. So new players’ entry will not affect us,” Emami Group director Aditya Agarwal said.Agarwal said from 2016-17 onwards, at least 60 percent of the company’s revenue will come from high-end packaging paper segment.Despite being the country’s largest newsprint manufacturer, Emami Paper said it will not invest in the segment and continue to focus on packaging paper.”The country’s total consumption of newsprint is 27 lakh tonnes per annum, of which only 10 lakh tonnes is produced domestically and the rest imported.”Local tax is levied on domestic newsprint but there is no such levy on imported newsprint. Thus, Indian newsprint industry is facing a crisis,” said Patwari.Patwari said the government’s “unfavourable” outlook is pushing the Indian newsprint makers to the brink.”Nearly one third of the newsprint mills have closed and companies are diversifying. We have tried to raise the issue with the government but to no avail,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgJORGE SANHUEZA-LYONLimeBike estimates its scooters reduced 8,500 pounds of CO2 in just two weeks in Austin.When electric scooters flooded into Austin, the companies that rent them touted their environmental benefits: “Riders were able to prevent 445,334 pounds of carbon emissions,” a press release from Bird said. The startup LimeBike estimated its scooters reduced 8,500 pounds of CO2 here in just two weeks.But those numbers are based on some shaky assumptions.Sam Sadle, LimeBike’s director of strategic development, said his company assumes most scooter users are riding them instead of riding in cars. Bird said it assumes half its scooter rides are replacing a one-mile car ride. So, are scooters replacing car trips?“We honestly don’t know yet,” said Phil Lasley, who studies traffic, bicycle and pedestrian issues with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.He said it’s possible scooter rides are replacing short drives, but they could be replacing other modes of transportation, too.“Are these trips taking away from other bicycle trips? Are they taking away from transit? Are they taking away from walking?” Lasley said. The technology is so new that people don’t know.But that doesn’t stop people from making educated guesses.Haje Jan Kamps published a piece last month on TechCrunch, outlining the financial assumptions e-scooter companies need to make for their business models to succeed.Kamps, the director of portfolio at the venture capital firm Bolt, said the startups are in a desperate fight to win riders. (He said the firm has no investment in any e-scooter companies.)“They are currently in a massive scaling mode,” he said, “and so the only concern they have, really, is to get as many scooters on the roads as possible, and as many rides as possible for each individual scooter.”Depending on how sturdy the scooters are and how often they’re thrown out and replaced, that could be bad news for the environment.“So the way this pans out is the only thing you care about it growth at any cost,” Kamps said. “There is a real risk that some of the things like re-usability or recyclability might be first on the chopping block.”“Not so!” say scooter companies.“I like to say that we use every part of the buffalo,” said Anthony Fleo, regional general manager for LimeBike in Austin. He said even when a scooter needs to be scrapped, its working parts are retained for use on other bikes and scooters and for spare parts.Fleo estimated LimeBike scooters have a two-year lifespan – but that depends on the use they get.“It appears that these services are being heavily used,” Lasley said.He said the more popular scooters become, the more they may end up in the waste stream, even if they reduce CO2 emissions.And again, that’s if. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgHouston-based publicly traded companies added 24 women to their boards of directors during 2018, according to the Spencer Stuart Board Index.That’s up from seven added board members in 2017. Women now make up 20 percent of all independent board directors in Houston, up from 16 percent in 2017 and eight percent in 2011.But when you compare those numbers to S&P 500 companies nationwide, Houston is still behind. On those boards, 24 percent are women, and women made up 40 percent of new board directors in 2018.Mary Bass, a consultant at Spencer Stuart, said she thinks Houston lags behind because its major industries – in particular oil and gas – have historically been dominated by men.“We’ve not been as prevalent in the workforce, but now [we’re] emerging and ascending to roles of significance, which has taken time,” she said. “But we’re making headway.”Eighty-two percent of the largest Houston-based public companies have at least one female director. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Xcenter_img Listen 00:00 /00:00 Florian Martinlast_img read more

first_imgFor me, growing up in the 1970’s Halloween was a really big deal. We actually went trick or treating for days (not just on Oct. 31), often hauling away trash bags full of candy. In the early 1970’s my family moved to Baltimore County and back then there were very few Black families living in Randallstown; hard to believe given the demographics of Randallstown today (more than 80 percent of the population is Black).The point is when I was a little Black boy dressing up for Halloween, in the midst of an overwhelmingly White environment, I don’t remember one White kid who dressed up like a member of the Ku Klux Klan, or some White kid who smeared black shoe polish on their face while pretending to be Black. I’m not saying it never happened, but I never saw it.However, in the last few years, many of us have witnessed a growing number of social media posts, usually around Halloween featuring young White people dressed up like, to let them tell it, as, “ni–ers.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)This week is Halloween 2017, and here we go again. This time it’s White kids at Baltimore area private schools celebrating “All Hallows Eve” disguised as “ni–ers.”My friend Khadijah sent me a post on Facebook, with a photo of a young White female and young White male dressed up in orange jumpsuits, standard prison garb. The caption attached to the photo read, “Ni–as broke out.” The White girl flashed faux (I suspect) gold teeth (grills) and the White boy flashed a “gang sign” for good measure; the girl is a student at Roland Park Country School, the boy a student at Gilman School, both in Baltimore.In another photo a White boy donned another orange jumpsuit, but the back of his costume was adorned with the name “Freddie Gray” on his back. He is a recent graduate of Boy’s Latin High School in Baltimore. The caption for that photo read, “ur going to jail tonight.” In a third photo, another White male is shown shirtless, his back scrawled with graffiti, but the word ni–er in red is clearly discernable. I guess this was his clever idea of a Halloween costume. He is a student at the St. Paul’s’ School in Brooklandville, Md.All of these young people were partying recently (not on the campuses of any of the schools mentioned), celebrating Halloween, dehumanizing Black people, who were the brunt of their twisted, racist humor.On background, I received internal communications from two of the schools, Gilman and the Roland Park Country School. Both, Caroline Blatti, the head of Roland Park Country School and Henry P.A. Smyth, the headmaster at Gilman outlined in detail the offenses of their students, as well their school’s, “commitment to promote inclusivity…and to foster a diverse and inclusive community that treats others with mutual trust, respect and empathy.” The schools say they are still investigating the incidents and ascertaining possible disciplinary measures. Both heads of school claim that an unknown third party, not affiliated with their schools, added racist captions to the pictures.St. Paul’s School sent the AFRO the following statement in response to the racist Hallowen incident:“St. Paul’s School does not tolerate any form of hate or discrimination. The School is investigating an incident that occurred off campus and outside of school hours, and will take the necessary and appropriate steps. Privacy policies do not permit us to provide any further information. We remain committed to fostering an inclusive community whose members respect themselves and one another.”Christopher Post, headmaster at Boys’ Latin sent the following response to their alumni and families:“Over the weekend, Boys’ Latin was identified in connection with a series of images on social media that contained inflammatory language and depicted individuals in costumes, wearing clothing that imitates that worn by inmates in prison. One of these individuals had the name ‘Freddie Gray’ displayed across his back and was identified as a BL alumnus.I am deeply troubled that an individual would choose to act in this way, and I am so sorry for any hurt or pain that these actions have caused. Boys’ Latin denounces the insensitivity and intolerance depicted by these images. In no way, shape or form will Boys’ Latin support or tolerate actions or behaviors that demean or belittle another person, a group of individuals, or the suffering that one may endure.”Simple question, what the hell is wrong with these kids? The most convenient one syllable answer: Trump.Although many argue the 45th president has added gasoline to an already raging inferno of racial intolerance in America, he certainly didn’t start the fire. And White kids didn’t just start dressing up like “ni–ers” for Halloween after Trump entered the White House.I remember reporting on a story in October 2006, when students at Johns Hopkins University, specifically from the Sigma Chi fraternity, were suspended for hosting a, “Halloween in the Hood.” Revelers were encouraged to dress in “regional clothing,” for example, “bling bling ice ice grills,” and “hoochie hoops.” There was also a skeleton dangling from a rope at this particular party. I can cite many more examples of this kind of stupidity.Some people I’ve talked to seem genuinely shocked that White boys and White girls from some of the state’s most prestigious private schools got busted for acting like little Klansmen and Nazis. I don’t understand why they are so shocked.Again, Trump didn’t create the peculiar and ubiquitous American system of White supremacy (although he has worked prodigiously in a short period of time to help it thrive).But, if Trump can masquerade as the leader of the free world, why can’t rich, White, privileged, private school kids dress up like so-called “ni–ers,” for Halloween?Happy Halloween Black people.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore Editor, and host and executive producer of The AFRO First Edition w/Sean Yoes on the AFRO’s Facebook  page.last_img read more

first_img © 2018 Journal information: Nature Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further More information: Shan Li et al. Modulating plant growth–metabolism coordination for sustainable agriculture, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0415-5AbstractEnhancing global food security by increasing the productivity of green revolution varieties of cereals risks increasing the collateral environmental damage produced by inorganic nitrogen fertilizers. Improvements in the efficiency of nitrogen use of crops are therefore essential; however, they require an in-depth understanding of the co-regulatory mechanisms that integrate growth, nitrogen assimilation and carbon fixation. Here we show that the balanced opposing activities and physical interactions of the rice GROWTH-REGULATING FACTOR 4 (GRF4) transcription factor and the growth inhibitor DELLA confer homeostatic co-regulation of growth and the metabolism of carbon and nitrogen. GRF4 promotes and integrates nitrogen assimilation, carbon fixation and growth, whereas DELLA inhibits these processes. As a consequence, the accumulation of DELLA that is characteristic of green revolution varieties confers not only yield-enhancing dwarfism, but also reduces the efficiency of nitrogen use. However, the nitrogen-use efficiency of green revolution varieties and grain yield are increased by tipping the GRF4–DELLA balance towards increased GRF4 abundance. Modulation of plant growth and metabolic co-regulation thus enables novel breeding strategies for future sustainable food security and a new green revolution. The green revolution was characterized by big increases in crop production in developing countries—it came about due to the increased use of pesticides, fertilizers and changes in crop varieties used. One of the changes to the crops came about as rice and wheat plants were bred to grow less tall to prevent damage from wind and rain. While this resulted in improved yields, it also resulted in the use of more nitrogen-based fertilizers, which are environmentally harmful. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if it might be possible to re-engineer green-revolution crop varieties in such a way as to restrict height and therefore retain high productivity, while also using nitrogen more efficiently.Prior research had shown that proteins in the DELLA family reduced plant growth. Crop breeding in the 1960s led to varieties of rice and wheat with genetic mutations that allowed the proteins to build up in the plants, thus stunting their growth. Unfortunately, DELLA proteins have also been found to be the cause of inefficient nitrogen use in the same plants—as a result, farmers used more of it to increase yields. To overcome this problem, the researchers crossbred varieties of rice to learn more, and found that the transcription factor OsGRF4 was associated with nitrogen uptake. Using that information, they engineered some varieties of rice to express OsGRF4 at higher levels, which, when tested, showed higher uptake of nitrogen. The team then planted the varieties they had engineered and found that they required less nitrogen to produce the same yields—and they were just as stunted. They therefore claim that it is possible to grow green-revolution crops that require less nitrogen.center_img A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences in China and the University of Oxford in the U.K. has found a way to grow green revolution crops using less nitrogen with no reduction in yield. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their research efforts and the results they found when planting newly developed plant varieties. Fanmiao Wang and Makoto Matsuoka with Nagoya University offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. Matchmaking for sweet potato? It’s complicated Citation: A way to get green revolution crops to be productive without needing so much nitrogen (2018, August 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more