first_imgThe Nelson Leafs has narrowed the field to selecting a successor to former skipper Frank Maida.According to a person close to the selection process, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad has boiled the long list of applicants down to four candidates. It is believed that all four candidates are all from outside the Nelson area.The final decision is now in the hands of the Leafs’ executive.Maida decided to tender his resignation following the 2013-14 season.Nelson hosted the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup; won by Murdoch Division rival Beaver Valley. The Nitehawks went on to win the Keystone Cup, emblematic of Western Canada Junior Hockey supremacy.Nelson finished fourth at the Cyclone Taylor Cup and was the only team to take points from eventual champion Beaver Valley — playing to a 2-2 tie against the Nitehawks during the round robin in one of the best played games in brief history of the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, Maida, finishing with an overall record of 109-53-3-11, was unable to coach Nelson past the second round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, losing once to Castlegar and twice to Beaver Valley — the eventual KIJHL champs the past three seasons.Leaf president Russell Stocks also resigned his position but will stay on as past president to allow the Heritage City franchise to make a smooth transition this upcoming season at the executive level.last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Blair Lekstrom says the current drop in land sales is nothing to worry about. Wednesday’s February sale generated only 17.6 million dollars in bonus bids and for the year the province is already about 100 million dollars behind last year’s record pace. Lekstrom says despite the last two month drop in sales, he’s looking at the bigger picture. He says the drop will not negatively affect this year’s budget. [asset|aid=1023|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc5be80a45b9610325932513cdfd8e72-Blair Lekstrom 1_3_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -After exploding in recent years thanks to new drilling technology, significant drilling plans in the highest-cost plays, such as the Horn River Basin North of Fort Nelson have been put on hold. Lekstrom says he is remaining optimistic about the future of land sales. [asset|aid=1024|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc5be80a45b9610325932513cdfd8e72-Blair Lekstrom 2_2_Pub.mp3] He says on a positive note, drilling is up 10 point 5 percent in British Columbia during January of ’09 while drilling is down 9 point 8 percent worldwide.last_img read more

first_img“People buy cars for their worst case scenario, like the twice-a-year family camping trip, instead of their daily driving,” White said. “So instead of making people change their habits, we have to make cars that fit their worst case scenario.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIAMOND BAR – A display of alternative fuel vehicles Friday featured a mish-mash of ready-to-drive options and just-out-of-reach technologies. CNG, or compressed natural gas, vehicles have been on the market for years, with 85 “gas” stations sprinkled across Southern California, including in Covina, Pasadena, Whittier, Diamond Bar, Azusa and Pomona. On the other hand, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is still in the prototype stage, and until companies prepare to lease them for around $600 per month, would probably cost more than $1 million to buy, said John Frala, head of Rio Hondo College’s automotive training program. The Whittier-based college joined the South Coast Air Quality Management District and other organizations at the SCAQMD’s Diamond Bar headquarters to entice local high school students into the college, teach the importance of energy conservation and show off the technology. The teens’ enthusiasm wasn’t always focused on the cars, although they did try to find out how many high schoolers fit in a two-door Honda fuel cell car. Answer: Nine, before an adult made them stop. Other visitors were more impressed, including mechanics studying how to start servicing these brave new vehicles. Ricardo Alvarez fixes diesel engines in El Monte, but natural gas buses are becoming more common and few people know how to fix them. “People will bring in new technologies before we’re ready to fix them,” he said, after getting a good look at a CNG bus. “That’s what I’ll be doing in the future. I want to be ahead of the game.” Some of the students’ complaints – that the cars “looked like eggs,” or that the cars were fine “if you like small cars” – seem to be just what manufacturers are confronting as they design new cars. The trick for manufacturers is to design cars that fit into people’s lifestyles, said Chris White, communications director for California Fuel Cell Partnership. last_img read more

first_imgNkata bemoaned late arrival to Nairobi for the match and also insinuated that his players took too long to adapt to play on an artificial turf, hence caught out flat.“The field was okay but maybe they are not used to it. The way we played today is not the way we have been playing especially from the Super Cup. This game was a disaster but maybe we can learn from the mistakes and bounce back,” a crestfallen Nkata told Capital Sport.He added; “We travelled late coming to Nairobi. We only arrived on Saturday night and then we were told the game is in the morning. We didn’t have enough time to rest or even train before the game and that confusion let us down.”The loss further pegged back Nkata’s hope of pushing the team into the top half of the standings, but he remains optimistic that things will turn around.Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata issues instructions on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHaving already signed George Mandela from Tusker FC and Jimmy Bageya from City Stars, Nkata hopes to bring in two more players, one from Uganda before the mid-season transfer window shuts at the end of the month.“I need to bring in one defender and a striker and from there we will be okay. The team will be strong enough and I know we can recover from this loss,” added the Ugandan coach.Meanwhile, striker Allan Wanga and defender James Situma are expected to return to the first team for this weekend’s Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield match against Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru.Wanga missed the Nakumatt tie as he was held up with exams while Nkata said Situma had asked to be excluded for personal reasons. The coach also hinted that Noah Wafula beat the pain barrier to play the match as he was still recovering from injury.Meanwhile, despite losing by a solitary goal to Kariobangi Sharks, Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo says he was impressed with the output of his players.Posta are down to 10th in the standings after a poor start but Omollo is optimistic that they can give a punch in the remaining games to achieve their target of finishing among the top four.Posta Rangers midfielder Joseph Mbugi vies for the ball with Kariobangi Sharks skipper Eric Juma during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I think we were fantastic against Sharks and the difference was their goalkeeper. He literally won the three points from them. We played good football and we were solid. We had chances to score but once again we failed to utilize,” the coach noted.He added; “This is something we need to improve moving forward but I think the performance today can spur us into the next game.”Sharks who also started the season on a low picked up their fourth win in five games, a result that thrust them to sixth with 30 points, four off second placed Sofapaka.“The confidence is coming back and I am happy that we are winning the tough games.  A late goal against a strong team such as Posta shows that we have grown in mental strength and the players’ belief has come back,” the coach said.Sharks will switch their attention to the FKF Shield where they are scheduled to face Wazito FC in a round of 32 tie at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.KPL Weekend results:Saturday: Mathare United 1 Vihiga United 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho 1 Sony Sugar 1 (Kericho Stadium), AFC Leopards 2 Chemelil Sugar 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Nakumatt 6 Kakamega Homeboyz 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Nzoia Sugar 1 Gor Mahia 3 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Sofapaka 3 Thika United 0 (Narok Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks 1 Posta Rangers 0 (Camp Toyoyo), Tusker FC 1 Wazito FC 1(Ruaraka), Ulinzi Stars 0 Bandari 0 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata remonstrates on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19- Kakamega Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata was left shell-shocked as his side were handed a 6-1 hiding by Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Sunday, their biggest defeat in top flight football.Homeboyz were atrocious on the day and Nakumatt made the most of their chances, leaving the Kakamega based visitors slapped with embarrassment.last_img read more

first_img Thomas Vermaelen and Wayne Rooney could be playing for the same team next season Manchester United have already made a significant number of moves in the summer transfer market, and the next player who looks likely to join the Old Trafford outfit is Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian is no longer first choice with the Gunners, so from his perspective a switch makes sense, but is that also the case for United? talkSPORT compares him to United’s other main central defensive options, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling…PassingLouis van Gaal likes his defenders to be able to play out from the back, and in that regard Vermaelen is a minor upgrade on United’s current options. The Belgian has completed 89 per cent of all attempted passes over the course of the last two Premier League seasons, more then Chris Smalling (83 per cent), Phil Jones (87 per cent) and Jonny Evans (87 per cent). United fans could breathe easy if David de Gea chooses to ask the Belgian to receive the ball on the edge of his area and initiate an attack, therefore.DisciplineVermaelen isn’t likely to miss many games through suspension, if any at all. The Belgian has picked up just two yellow cards in total over the last two Premier League seasons, which, when compared to the nine picked up by Jones, is quite a statement. He also conceded fewer fouls (16) than Jones (43), Smalling (25) and Evans (26) over the same two seasons, so he isn’t likely to dive in, which could be another reason for Van Gaal’s interest.TacklingIt could be argued that Vermaelen is a touch too reticent to make a challenge, however. With 57 tackles made over the last two Premier League seasons, he has managed less than all of the United players we looked at. For comparison, Smalling made 58, Evans made 60 and Jones made 88. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing of course, provided the Belgian’s positional awareness is strong enough to mean he rarely resorts to tackling, making a high number of interceptions instead, but is that the case?InterceptionsUnfortunately, it isn’t. With 66 interceptions over the 2012/13 and 2013/14 Premier League seasons combined, Smalling, with 43, is the only United defender Vermaelen made more interceptions than. Evans and Phil Jones – 72 and 87 respectively – both managed to intercept more opposition balls, suggesting the Arsenal man isn’t an upgrade in that capacity.Other areas of noteVermaelen hasn’t exactly excelled in a few other areas either. He managed to block fewer shots (20) than all of the United centre backs, with Jones managing 21, Smalling 26 and Evans 32. In terms of his attacking quality he also lags behind, with 10 chances created over the course of two seasons compared to 23 from Jones and 13 from Smalling. He did however come out better than Evans in that area, with the Northern Irishman only creating five chances.talkSPORT verdictThomas Vermaelen has his good and bad points as a defender. He would offer Manchester United excellent discipline, as well as quality when building from the back, but at the same time, his tackling and positioning aren’t necessarily better than what the Red Devils currently have, according to the numbers at least. However, when analysing the possibility of him signing it’s always worth keeping in mind the fact that quality central defenders are incredibly difficult to find this summer, with most of the top sides in Europe looking for a good centre back. The opportunity to bring in a defender with Champions League and Premier League experience could simply be too good to ignore for Louis van Gaal, therefore.United fans, would you like to see the club sign Vermaelen? Let us know below… 1last_img read more

first_imgIT is 20 years ago this weekend that the county was rocked by the disappearance of a Greencastle fishing boat with the loss of all six men on board.On board were skipper Jeremy McKinney of Moville; his brother, Conal McKinney; John Kelly of Carndonagh, Derry; his son, Stephen; Terry Doherty of Greencastle and Bernard Gormley, also of Greencastle.An investigation into the cause of the loss on November 15, 1995, could draw no conclusions. However it said, whatever happened was probably “rapid and devastating”, leaving the crew no time to reach the deck,.The Greencastle vessel had been fishing on the Stanton banks, some 50 miles north of Malin Head on the day it disappeared.A number of other vessels which had been working in the area returned to port because of adverse weather conditions, and it was assumed the Carrickatine intended to do likewise. The skipper had reported an engine failure and a list in some of his last radio communications that fateful day.The investigation found the skipper, one of a very experienced crew, had told another vessel by radio that he had had to stop the engine for a while to clean an oil filter on the gearbox. The engine had “clutched out”, he was reported to have said. When it was running again, the ship had a list, which he said he would need to “sort out”.He did not specify the extent of the list or whether it was to port or to starboard. There was no further contact with the Carrickatine. The alarm was raised later than night when the vessel failed to return to Greencastle, initiating what may have been the largest and most detailed and comprehensive sea search operation in the history of the State.Units of the Irish Marine Emergency Service, the Naval Service, Air Corps, Irish Lights, the RNLI and local fishing vessels were involved, with Naval Service patrol ships and the Irish Lights tender, Granuaile, continuing well into 1996.Use of underwater search equipment in the latter stages was hampered by the presence of a large number of wrecks of submarines and merchant vessels, scuttled or sunk during two world wars in the area. Some items of debris were found, including a gas cylinder and a pound board from the vessel’s deck.Outlining possible causes, the report rules out massive structural failure and an explosion on board, but says significance must be attached to the skipper’s report of a list, which could have been caused by several factors. It says it has not been possible to establish whether there were any submarines in the area at the time, but even if there were, proof of a collision would require examination of the wreck. A funeral for the missing crew was held on the Naval flagship, LE Eithne, in February 1996.Josephine Kelly, who lost her husband John and teenage son Stephen, said the pain has not been eased by the passage of time.“It’s as sore now as the day it happened. Their deaths have left a void in our family that will never be filled.”Gina Harkin’s only two brothers, Conal and Jeremy McKinney, died when the boat vanished. It took her ten years to ‘get my head around it’. “You don’t ever get over it, you just get on with it. You have no choice really. If you don’t get on with it, you’ll go under.”Hundreds will gather at St. Mary’s Church, Ballybrack this Sunday at noon to remember those lost on the Carrickatine twenty years ago.RELATIVES STILL GRIEVE 20 YEARS AFTER SIX MEN LOST THEIR LIVES ABOARD DONEGAL FISHING BOAT was last modified: November 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:also of Greencastle.CarrickatineConal McKinney; John Kelly of Bally magroartyDerry; his sonOn board were skipper Jeremy McKinney of Moville; his brotherStephen; Terry Doherty of Green castle and Bernard Gormleylast_img read more

first_imgJARLA’S VIEW ON THE POLITICAL PERFORMANCE OF LABOUR was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesJarla DuffyJarla’s ViewLabour partynewsNo directionlast_img read more

first_imgVAN NUYS – Bearers of holiday gifts expected to wait hours to ship them Monday – the U.S. Postal Service’s busiest day of the year. But frantic holiday shippers got welcome relief thanks to extended hours and alternative shipping options, which shrank lines at many post offices. “You would expect chaos here,” said Chuck Novak, 50, of Hollywood, who’d run through the noontime labyrinth at the Van Nuys Main Post Office Monday with enough time to still eat lunch. “(But) hey, today is the busiest day at the post office – and only a 20-minute wait. “These guys are awesome.” This holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver 20 billion cards, letters and packages. The real crunch, however, came Monday,with an estimated 1.6 billion parcels and letters being processed across the nation. In California alone, UPS added 6,500 extra mail handlers to cope with the load. For FedEx, the busiest day was Dec. 12, with an estimated 8.5 million packages. To get packages delivered on time, the USPS recommends they be in today for coast-to-coast delivery by Christmas, and Wednesday for in-state shipping via priority mail. First-class mail rates rise to 39 cents a letter on Jan. 1. At UPS, procrastinators can wait until Thursday and use UPS Air. “We’re very tired, but in the spirit, because they know we’re doing this for a good cause,” said Robert Villa, retail manager of Van Nuys Post Office, as workers in the back sorted through 17,000 “Operation Gratitude” packages destined for troops overseas. “We’re making it happen.” Out front, seven clerks manned seven windows as lobby hosts Elaine Boyd and Lorrie Ordaz helped patrons with their mail. “I’m in the spirit; it’s a joyous occasion,” Boyd said. “Bah humbug,” joked Richard, a postal window clerk. Tyrone “Nitty” Buckner, a radio host on Laguna Beach radio station KLAS-FM, had such a good year that he was able to buy his first presents, ever, for his Chicago aunts. Only he soon discovered that a full-service post office doesn’t mean boxes and bubble wrap are for sale. “Christmas is all good, baby,” he chimed, before scurrying up the street to the nearest stationery store. For Licia Shearer, it was an easy trip to the post office Monday. “I came here ready to stand in line a couple of hours and it’s not that bad,” she said cheerfully, moving to the head of the line in 15 minutes. “You smile, put smiles on other peoples’ faces – that’s the meaning of Christmas.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Placed end to end, according to the USPS, those items would circle the globe six times. In Los Angeles, an estimated 61 million chunks of mail came through post office doors Monday, more than double the average letters and parcels mailed each day. But the growing popularity of online purchases, self-service shipping, online home package pickup and the use of private carriers helped make the busiest day at the post office a lot easier to deal with. “We’re used to this,” said Rich Maher, USPS spokesman for the Los Angeles region. “We just go ho ho ho … we know we’re delivering Christmas cheer to everyone.” The peak day for United Parcel Service is today, with more than 20 million packages, or 230 packages delivered every second, according to UPS officials. last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union will hold its 83rd Annual Convention beginning Friday, January 27, 2017.Among public policy topics to be decided by the delegates are Ohio farmland tax issues and whether or not to establish carrying capacities for livestock in Ohio’s sensitive western Lake Erie watershed.“We are delighted to announce the convening of the 83rd annual convention of the Ohio Farmers Union this coming weekend. Our convention will feature inspirational and educational presentations from key leaders in Ohio agriculture, thoughtful discussion on policy issues and great fellowship among members, delegates and guests. Please join us,” said Joe Logan, OFU President .Delegates will hear from a variety of speakers and decide whether to discuss and adopt number of policy priorities for 2017 including, setting livestock carrying capacities for the western basin of the Lake Erie watershed and making adjustments to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) of Ohio’s farmland.CAUV will be an especially hot topic as many farmers around the state have experienced farmland property tax increases of 300 percent or more since 2008.On Friday, delegates will hear from Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels as well as Mike Weaver, president of the Organization for Competitive Markets. Friday will conclude with awarding Ohio State Sen. Joe Schiavoni OFU’s “Legislator of the Year.”“We’ll also hear from renowned Ohio farmer and an agriultural advisor to President Donald J. Trump’s recent campaign, Fred Yoder, among many others,” Logan said.Logan announced this week that Ohio State Sen. Cliff Hite will deliver the convention’s closing keynote at a luncheon on Saturday.To view the entire program, follow this link.The Ohio Farmers Union represents around 4,000 family-sized farm members and consumers throughout Ohio. Each year, the organization gathers in January to set policy priorities for the year and honor state legislators for their work in the prior year.last_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. Senate last night confirmed France Córdova to be director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). An astrophysicist and former university president, the 66-year-old Córdova succeeds Subra Suresh, who stepped down 1 year ago to become president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Cordova was nominated last summer by President Barack Obama for a 6-year term. In the interim, Cora Marrett has served as acting director of the $7 billion agency. Marrett will now return to her Senate-confirmed position as deputy NSF director.You can read ScienceInsider’s coverage of Córdova’s nomination here. We also wrote about the Senate’s slow confirmation process and conducted an interview with Córdova on her decision to accept the nomination.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more