Veteran movie Director Vasantha Obeysekera passed away

1983’s Dadayama (“The Hunt”) also won the Presidential awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. It was a commercial success as well. Obeyskera made Kedapathaka Chaya (“Reflections on the Mirror”) in 1989 after a five-year break In the 1970s Obeyskera wrote and directed Ves Gaththo (“Masked Men”) (1970), Valmathuwo (“Lost Ones”) (1976), Diyamanthi (“Diamond”) (1977) and Palangetiyo (“Grasshoppers”) (1979). Palangetiyo won the Presidential Film Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. In the late-’90s, Obeysekera made Maruthaya (“The Storm”) (1995), Dorakada Marawa (“Death at the Doorstep”) (1998) and Theertha Yathra (“Pilgrimage”) (1999). These also secured several OCIC and Presidential Awards.Salelu Warama (“Web of Love”), Agni Warsha, Aganthukaya, and Sewwandhi were made in the 2000s. (information off Wikipedia) Veteran movie Director Vasantha Obeysekera passed away today at a private hospital.Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director; it was Sri Lanka’s entry at the Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was awarded a certificate in Cinematography by the Comité de libération du cinéma françai. read more

Chevron says earnings to drop in 3Q from 2Q on production drop

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oil giant Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings will be “substantially lower” than in the second quarter.In its interim earnings update Tuesday, Chevron said oil production fell in the first two months of the quarter and it received a lower price for the oil it sold. In addition, results from refining and marketing dropped off as a fire damaged Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, Calif., and Hurricane Isaac disrupted production at a refinery in Mississippi.U.S. production fell by 19,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the first two months of the quarter, largely because of Hurricane Isaac, the company said. International production dropped as well. The average price Chevron realized for a barrel of oil in the U.S. dropped to $95.44 in July and August, compared with $103.91 in the April-June quarter. For international oil, the price dropped to $96.86 from $99.21.Charges for the quarter are expected to be higher than expected as well, and foreign currency losses also hurt results.In the second quarter the San Ramon, Calif., company earned $7.2 billion, or $3.66 per share. Analysts forecast net income of $6.2 billion, or $3.08 per share, for the third quarter, according to FactSet.Chevron will report its third-quarter results Nov. 2.Shares fell 1.3 per cent to $115.85 in after-hours trading. But just last Wednesday Chevron shares reached an all-time closing high of $117.96. They’re up about 10 per cent so far this year compared with a gain of nearly 9 per cent for larger rival Exxon Mobil Corp.The shutdown of a crude unit at Chevron’s Richmond refinery in early August has contributed to a shortage of gasoline in California. The price for a gallon of regular has spiked to a record $4.67 this week. Chevron said Tuesday that the crude unit is expected to remain offline through the end of the year. Chevron says earnings to drop in 3Q from 2Q on production drop, refinery issues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 9, 2012 6:50 pm MDT read more

Nightmare for Nittany Lions Ohio State field hockey upsets No 8 Penn

The No. 18 Ohio State field hockey team left State College, Pa. posting a 2-0 shutout against the No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday. By knocking off a top 10 opponent, the Buckeyes (10-7, 3-2) are now tied for second place in the conference standings heading into the final week of the regular season. Junior forward Berta Queralt scored the first goal of the match to get the Scarlet and Gray off to a quick start. The Buckeyes added a goal in the 52nd minute from senior back Jenn Sciullu, but Queralt’s goal was all the Buckeyes would need. With the win, OSU now has a 5-1 record on the road. “It was really important to get this win on the road coming off of two conference losses,” senior goalie Ally Tunitis said. “We knew what we were going up against. We played our hardest.” The Buckeyes quick start came when Queralt notched the first goal at the 10:33 mark off of a penalty corner. Sciulli assisted on the goal. The rest of the first half remained scoreless as the stout OSU defense was faced with pressure by the Penn State attack, Tunitis helped the Buckeyes escape with the lead. Tunitis notched her third shutout of the season and is now third on the OSU all-time shutout list with 13. “It felt really good,” Tunitis said. “It’s always really good to have no goal scorers, as it makes it that much sweeter. It is a confidence booster.” In the second half, Sciulli notched the second goal of the match at the 52-minute mark on a penalty corner. The defensive back now has a career-high 14 points on the season. The senior back has been known for her defensive talent, but her offensive play was what set up the Buckeyes for a win. “I would be scared if I was playing against us and saw me running full speed setting up for a shot,” Sciulli said. “It was a big play for us.” The Buckeyes defense protected the two-goal lead despite Penn State’s numerous opportunities in the final minutes. Tunitis finished the game with six saves. “Our defense was unstoppable today,” Sciulli said. “We had one goal in mind and that was to keep the ball out of the cage.” The win sends OSU into its regular season finale against Northwestern on Friday in Evanston, Ill., at 4 p.m. on a high note. Big Ten Tournament play begins Nov. 3., in State College, Pa. read more

Is an Emperors head hiding in your garden Oxford University launches hunt

first_imgCredit:Alamy Emperor Head Although they are often referred to as the Emperor Heads, it is not known what the statues represent.Scott Allan Orr, from the School of Geography and the Environment, said the team wanted to understand how the figures have eroded to help the future conservation of the stones and other statues.  The hunt is on to find up to seven Emperor’s statue heads that once stood in front of an Oxford landmark, one of which could be in your back garden.The stone figurines, known as the Emperor Heads, stand outside the Sheldonian Theatre and were first commissioned by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1660s.However, the current set seen outside the theatre are third generation and it is thought as many as 27 “retired” Emperor Heads could still exist.A team from the University of Oxford has located 20 but now they want to trace the remaining seven to study how they have weathered.The team believe that some of the statutes may be in private hands after tracing one figurine from the original set to the garden of a home in Oxford.Some of the other retired heads can be found in the grounds of Wadham College and Worcester College in Oxford with others at Harcourt Arboretum, Oxfordshire, and a north Oxford school.center_img He told the BBC: “We think there should be 26 or 27 in total, not including the ones that are currently outside the Sheldonian Theatre right now.“What we want to do is use the old heads to try and understand how they have been weathered, how they have been deteriorated by time and that way hopefully we can inform the conservation and the management of the heads that we currently have, and other stone buildings around the city.”The first 14 heads commissioned were completed in 1669. In the early 1700s, one of the heads had to be removed to make way for the Clarendon Building, but the remaining 13 lasted 200 years until they were replaced in 1868.The current heads each weigh approximately one tonne and were commissioned from Oxford sculptor Michael Black.The team has asked people who believe they have one of the missing statues to get in touch by contacting Professor Heather Viles. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Police hunting burglars who attacked 98yearold war veteran release fresh CCTV

Peter Gouldstone was attacked and robbed at his home in Enfield Peter Gouldstone died following a violent robbery at his home in Enfield Detectives investigating a violent robbery that led to the death of a 98-year-old war veteran have released new CCTV footage.Peter Gouldstone suffered severe injuries including two bleeds to the brain and extensive bruising to his body during a break-in at his home in Enfield, north London in November.He died in hospital a few weeks later.On Monday, the Metropolitan Police released a CCTV clip of three men trying to break in to another house near Mr Gouldstone’s home on the same evening, November 5.Detective Inspector Alison Cole, said: “We believe there were at least three men involved in this attempted burglary and we are very keen to speak to them. Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 2140/6NOV or the incident room on 020 8345 3715, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online to remain anonymous. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Peter Gouldstone died following a violent robbery at his home in Enfield “We are appealing for anyone who thinks they may know these individuals to get in touch with any information, no matter how small.”Mr Gouldstone tragically died following a senseless attack in his own home and we are doing all we can to help his family get the justice they deserve.”A £10,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the men who broke into Mr Gouldstone’s home, where he had lived for more than 60 years. Peter Gouldstone was attacked and robbed at his home in Enfield A 26in Panasonic TV, model TX-L26X10B, and other personal possessions were stolen during the robbery. read more

GP Global completes acquisition of MAG Lube

first_imgGP Global (Formerly Gulf Petrochem Group) has completed its acquisition of MAG Lube LLC in the United Arab Emirates. MAG Lube LLC is a leading manufacturer of lubricants in the Middle East, distributing its full range of lubricants in more than 40 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. GP Global has acquired a majority stake of MAG Lube, a company valued at close to $75 million, in a global lubricants market said to reach $166.23 billion by 2025 according to Grand View Research, expanding at a 3.8% CAGR during the forecast period.The current CEO, Mahmoud Al Theraawi, will remain in his position and continue to lead the business in the UAE with the GP Global Lubricant team in UAE integrating into the overall MAG Lube LLC structure.Establised in 2013, MAG Lube is one of the fastest growing companies in the country that witnessed 100% growth year on year, with 30,000 m2 state-of-the art blending facility situated in National Industrial Park, Jebel Ali. Its factory has the latest fully-automated blending system technologies designed in France and has a fully equipped, ultra modern laboratory focusing on research and development.As a result of the acquisition, GP Global’s lubricant manufacturing business is expected to achieve regional sales of over 60 million litres in 2018, up from 12 million litres prior to the acquisition. The renewed output will move GP Global into the one of the top lubricant manufacturers in the UAE and get closer to GP Global’s strategic vision of producing 250 million litres of lubricants globally by 2022 through organic and in-organic growth.Speaking about the acquisition, Sudhir Goyel – Managing Director at GP Global, said: “Our lubricants business has witnessed steady growth over recent years both organically and in-organically. The acquisition of MAG Lube, a regional leader in lubricants, compliments our growth plans for the group and brings us a step closer to our group’s strategic vision of producing 250,000 KL of lubricants by 2022 through organic and in-organic growth.”He went on to add: “Through our majority stake in MAG Lube, we will be able to realise the kind of scale that would allow us to enjoy the benefits of the entire value chain in line with our presence in other components of the chain. The group’s combined output will now stand at 140 million litres per annum which includes GP Global’s operations in India.”GP Global will hope to witness the same integration and growth achieved through its acquisition of GP Petroleums, an Indian listed lubricant company in India, owners of the IPOL brand.The acquisition will further bolster GP Global’s offering across its business units – refining, storage terminals, trading & bunkering, bitumen, lubricants and grease manufacturing, shipping and logistics.last_img read more

Coronation St actor William Roache to face another five charges

first_imgWELL-KNOWN CORONATION STREET actor William Roache has this evening been charged with five counts of indecent assault.The 81-year-old was arrested by appointment this morning and has been bailed to appear in court in Preston on Friday.The charges are alleged to have been committed in the Manchester area between 1962 and 1965, involving four girls who were aged between 12 and 15 at the time.Last month Roache was arrested and charged with two offences of rape, allegedly involving a girl who would have been 15 years old at the time.Those offences are alleged to have occurred between April and July of 1967.Roache has pleaded not guilty to those offences and will appear in court in connection to them next Monday, June 10.The alleged victim in the rape charges is not one of the victims connected to the latest allegations.Producers of Coronation Street have said Roache’s character, Ken Barlow, will be written out of the show until any criminal charges against Roache have been dealt with.Read: Ken Barlow actor is ‘deeply horrified’ by rape charges against himlast_img read more

Deception detection machine heading to airports no lie

first_imgIt seems that airport security and the observations of the human eye are no longer enough, as researchers at the University of Arizona are in deep development of a deception detection machine that will eventually be installed into airports to help officers detect if a person is telling the truth or not (i.e a lie detector).The tech has been dubbed the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth, but thankfully we won’t have to repeat this long sentence because it has been shortened to Avatar.In practice the ATM-sized Avatar is quipped with a HD camera, infrared sensors and a microphone. It uses these to detect facial expressions and the voice of each subject, not just what is said, but how a person says it.However, the main focus will be on the eyes, after-all this has always been the main giveaway when people are trying to tell a fib, so the machine will use an infrared sensor to detect eye dilation and movement.To be honest, I applaud the researchers attempts at pulling this off, but I can’t see it working in the real-world. After all, people with medical conditions or speech impediments would surely cause the machine more than a little difficulty. It also only seems to understand English making it unworkable for anyone who doesn’t speak the language. We also guess it’s going to have a lot of difficulty with accents, again causing an issue and holding up the line. Maybe with the help of Google and its instant speech translation it could eventually become universal?However if they do manage to combat this, and it works, I will take my hat off to them. While writing about this new technology I just couldn’t help but think of the classic Simpsons episode which sees Mo strapped into a lie detector.You can view Avatar in action over at KOLD News 13.Read more at PHYSORGlast_img read more

The way out for me was becoming addicted to something else which

first_img Orla Walsh. Source: David Fitzgerald/SPORTSFILEIn February of this year, those four finished tenth in the Track Cycling World Championships in Poland.“That was huge”, she recalls. “There were coaches coming up to our coach saying, ‘Jeez, we didn’t realise Ireland had even qualified.”The ambition now is to chase qualification points for the Olympics. Given the Irish team’s relative lack of competition, they are 15th in the world rankings and need to be among the top eight to make it to Tokyo.That means chasing podiums for the rest of the year, which Walsh admits is “a tall task” but one that will nonetheless be relentlessly pursued.“I knew in the back of my mind I couldn’t keep doing this to my head and my body”, she says when comparing lives old and new.I guess it is like any other bad habit or addiction, you know what you’re doing probably isn’t right but you can’t really see a way of stopping it. If I’m being honest, the way out for me was becoming addicted to something else, which is exercising and the bike. People ask me what was my ‘A-ha’ moment. I just switched from one behaviour to another behaviour.“When people look at me as some kind of inspo, I say you just become obsessed with something else, anyone can do it!“I’ve 100% immersed myself in the whole athlete life.“My whole life is training, recovering and racing. I don’t have much of a social life, and in terms of it being a balanced life, I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone.“But in comparison to what it was like a few years ago – get through the work week, get through college and then go out at the weekend – it’s an entirely different life.”The42 toss out the R-word.“People do ask me If I regret it and I don’t think so.“It is an unfortunate thing about Irish culture, most people will say in their early-20s they overdid it with the drink.“Again, as with my full immersion in the athlete life I did the same thing with the party life. That was who I was.“I look back and tell myself, ‘You had fun, you maybe didn’t make the best choices but that was what you wanted to do at the time’. So I can’t look back with regret as  I wouldn’t be who I am now if I hadn’t done everything I had done.”There are, at the time of writing, 154,000 people following the person she has become; tracking her progress on the bike and encouraging their own from the excavated and juxtaposed #TransformationTuesday posts.“To be honest, that’s one of the reasons I keep telling this story. In some contexts, I’d like to be seen as Orla the Athlete rather than Orla Who Used To Drink All The Time.“But I post them as I can see the responses I’m getting from them. It’s not just that I enjoy getting these responses, but it’s that I’m making a difference to people’s lives.I have been meaning to go through the messages and have a little archive them. People would send me messages to say, ‘I’ve been inspired by your story to start cycling’ or ‘I didn’t think I could do racing but you’ve encouraged me to start.’“Another woman thought she was too old to start time trials, having always wanted to do them, but she took them up having thought, ‘Fuck it, if she can do it why can’t I do it?’“People put up all these barriers – their age, or that they might not be good enough, or that they’re not the healthy, ideal athlete. I’m certainly not the perfect athlete.“It’s nice to get these messages and that’s the reason I keep posting; I get comments to say it’s an inspiration, even if it’s just someone getting out on their bike that day.”The likes, the ever-wheeling followers digit, the messages, the support, and the feedback…is this an addiction too?“Eh…good question! Is it addictive…I don’t think that it’s addictive.“No. I’m doing this consciously because I’m getting this feedback and if I wasn’t getting that feedback I’d stop. I’d stop if people weren’t interested.”She considers validation versus motivation.The validation as everyone calls it is addictive in a way – there have been studies to show that it is addictive – and Instagram happened at the same time as I started the racing and I was documenting my progress. Orla Walsh. “That was a fun project for me alongside training, and it kept me motivated as I realised, ‘I’m getting an audience here.’“There was an extra little bit of motivation.”Has she thought about the day when the wheels stop turning?“Ehm…it’s crossed my mind. I’ve not delved into that too much. I’ll never go back to the lifestyle I had before. What’s in store for me in the future is maybe to do with sport in some context. I would love to work in sport as I could continue to train.“It’s opened up my mind to new things and being happier in myself. With drinking, you’re numbing the brain and the body whereas with cycling it is a lot more relaxing.“Going out is blurring things out; cycling is more meditative.“I’m more comfortable in my own skin than when I was out partying.”So instead of racing too far into the future, we consider what – and who – has been left behind.“I don’t hang around with the same people, except for my close friends I grew up with. I’ve known them since I was eight and they’ve seen all the Stages of Orla. ‘This is just another thing Orla is doing…this is fine!’“But I’ve no contact with the others, I don’t know what they would think of my lifestyle now.”Nowadays, Walsh laughs that she has no social life, and admits she’s still working on the whole work/life balance thing.“I generally just watch Netflix and listen to music, just really boring stuff!”She watched the Battle of Winterfell – “stressful!” – just before taking The42’s Friday morning call, and to give an idea as to how utterly immersed she is in cycling at the moment, she managed to dodge all spoilers.But while fortune’s wheel clicks toward its final turn on Game of Thrones, hers aren’t going to stop spinning any time soon.  14 Comments ‘The way out for me was becoming addicted to something else, which is the bike’ Orla Walsh speaks to The42 about swapping 20 cigarettes a day for a shot at Olympic qualification in the space of three years. 48,852 Views May 5th 2019, 11:26 AM Share19 Tweet Email4 By Gavin Cooney Image: David Fitzgerald/SPORTSFILE Short URL Orla Walsh is a cyclist now and she competes for Ireland in the Velodrome and is aiming for the Olympics in 2020.So, how did it all change?“There are more times than I can count when I woke up and think, ‘What am I doing?’ When I look back I can see how I was trapped in that bad cycle”, she tells The42.She’s known some very different cycles since. This was a reinvention that began from necessity. She enrolled in a Masters in DIT in 2015, and needing to commute to college from home without a car she took a lend of a second-hand road bike from her father.Initially, he escorted her through the gauntlet that is Dublin City Centre for what was only her second proper cycle in years. The first was the Tour de Picnic, a cycle to Electric Picnic which swaps a free ticket for money raised toward a good cause.“That was an 80km cycle. I’d obviously done no training and I was on some old hacker bike that my Mam owned”, Walsh remembers with laughter.“It took me all day. I was by myself pretty much. We left at nine and I didn’t get there until dinner time.“80 kilometres should not take eight hours, but it did. I got there, had four beers, then slept the whole night and missed the concerts.”So she returned to the saddle to get to work in 2015, and from there…well, try and keep up.She joined a club called Orwell Wheelers with whom she started doing road races.Not that it started well. She frequently fell away from pelotons and dropped out of her first few races until determination dragged her through one in 2016, finishing second-last and after the women’s podium had been populated and broken down.She then spent the winter training with men from the club, wending through 100 kilometres of the Wicklow hills in the dark and the rain of after-work evening. She hired a coach and made exhaustive use of an indoor bike her Dad gifted her for Christmas.By 2017 she was beginning to clamber road race podiums, and then noticed an ad for Cycling Ireland’s Talent Transfer programme.They were recruiting athletes from different backgrounds with one ultimate goal in mind: it was titled ‘Olympics 2020?’She applied and made it through the first round. Those left pedalling were given a training programme and a return invite six weeks later.She ignored said programme and stuck to her own coaching regime. It meant her improvement wasn’t at the level of those she was competing against, but it was enough to make it down to the final eight. They then took part in gruelling training camps in Dublin and Majorca, after which she made the final four. Sunday 5 May 2019, 1:00 PM FACEBOOK, WHERE WE once went to style the person we hoped to be, is where Orla Walsh sees the person she was and no longer wants to be.It’s there she finds pictures of her college days, packed with the just-about-manageable excesses known to many of us; emblems of a life filled with fun and its vague collateral.She went out almost every weekend and smoked 20 cigarettes on the days she didn’t smoke some more.Some of these photos have now migrated to Instagram…where they exist in a very different form. Orla Walsh. Image: David Fitzgerald/SPORTSFILE Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 10 Truck Broken Into Ring Lost At Soccer

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, July 10, 2018:A Lockwood Road caller reported a tractor trailer pulled wires off of her house. Police notified Verizon. (7:48am)A 1-vehicle crash occurred on West Street involving an entrapment. Woburn Street at West Street was temporarily closed. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. Landscaping damage down to home on West Street. (8:45am)Inbound train blocking Middlesex Avenue/Route 62 at North Wilmington station. (12:36pm)A walk-in party reported his truck was broken into sometime between June 24 and July 8 on Nassau Avenue. (1:49pm)Fire Department responded to a mulch fire at Market Basket on Main Street. (2:42pm)Police requested MassDOT be notified regarding lines on Main Street, near Wilmington Builders Supply. When road is wet, lines can’t be seen, causing traffic to drive on travel into wrong side of road. (9:39pm)A caller reported about 5 juveniles on the Yentile Farm soccer field with flashlights. Police responded. It was a group of adults on the field looking for a ring that was lost on the field during the evening game. The ring was silver with indents and symbols. (10:17pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 16: Man Pulled Over For Riding Lawn Mower Down Richmond St.; Grandchild Scam ReportedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Thoughtful Fathers Day gifts in 2019

first_img For the foodie Dad See at 23andMe Handy Thermapen Adult beverage aficionado $100 at ThermoWorks Gift him the ultimate personalized gift: a DNA report! 23andMe offers kits that will tell your dad all about his ancestry for $99, and you can add health information for a total of $169. 23andMe’s database can link him up with long-lost relatives if he chooses, and the comprehensive health reports can tell him everything from a predisposition to Type 2 Diabetes to lactose intolerance. He’ll receive a saliva collection kit; once that’s mailed back to the lab via the prepaid package, dad can expect his report to appear online in three to five weeks. $6 at Amazon Live-streaming video drone $10 at Uncommon Goods Glasses for the perfect pour Have the kiddos fill out the 50 prompts in this cute book, and give Dad a sweet keepsake for Father’s Day. The 4.5×3.25-inch tome is small enough to tuck away for whenever he needs a boost.  This drone is just straight-up fun, especially if Dad is into flying gizmos. The Sky Viper Journey includes GPS, professional-grade ArduPilot firmware, video streaming and other technology similar to much pricier drones. It’s durable, lightweight and great for beginners. Best for ages 12 to adult, so bigger kids can fly the drone with dad. Get it with extra batteries so you can fly and charge at the same time.  DNA Report Maximum relaxation Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 See All See at Amazon Read more At-home massage If he spends a lot of time driving, everyone will feel safer with the Tools of Life Emergency Hammer tucked away. This handy tool can cut through seatbelts and break windows in case the unthinkable happens. And it’s only $6 so really, can you afford not to get it? Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who love breakfast A custom book for Dad $34 at Amazon $122 at Walmart There are cheaper temperature sensors out there, but if the Dad in your life is serious about grilling, he’ll appreciate the Thermapen Mk4. Rated the No. 1 cooking thermometer by America’s Test Kitchen, the Thermapen is the best at what it does, and you can tell the difference. Available in 10 different colors, it displays a reading on the backlit display in two to three seconds. The Thermapen is waterproof, has a 3,000 hour battery life (it takes AAA batteries) and folds up for easy storage. What’s not to love? • $72 at Blue Bottle Coffee A really cool cooler Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze Practical slippers These Teva slippers have been seen in campgrounds and urban environments alike; they’re just that popular. A cushion-y slipper/shoe hybrid with a rubber sole, the Ember style is available in five colors (moss, navy, black, gray, blue). They’re sturdy, water-resistant and comfortable. What more could Dad want in a slipper? reading • Thoughtful Father’s Day gifts in 2019 $35 at Amazon See at Soothe Massage Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide On-the-go guy Quality coffee subscription Is dad a coffee connoisseur? Gift him a subscription to Blue Bottle. The most popular option is six months of whole bean goodness, delivered right to his door. Six ounces will be delivered every other week for a total of 12 shipments. A three-month subscription (six deliveries) runs $72. The blends will vary each week, adding to the caffeinated excitement. Outfit an outdoorsy Dad Post a comment Sky Viper Journey Drone Spigeglau’s set of glasses are perfect for the craft beer drinker. They’re designed for maximum flavor enhancement, and the set comes with four different glasses: India Pale Ale (holds 540 ml), Stout Glass (600 ml), American Wheat Beer Glass (750 ml), Barrel Aged Beer Glass (500 ml). These durable, lightweight glasses are even dishwasher safe. Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Tags Emergency car tool See at Caskers See also Splash out for the top-of-the-line Yeti travel mug and he’ll never commute with cold coffee again! The Rambler 30 oz. is dishwasher-safe, BPA-free and its sturdy stainless steel construction is engineered to last. The new model features a MagSlider Lid, which is a magnetic opening that lets you fully clean the lid. The Rambler fits in standard cup holders and comes in a rainbow of colors and prints, from camo to seafoam. Wonderful whiskey What I Love About Dad 0 Personalized presents Does he want a Yeti cooler but balks at the price tag? RTIC makes a very similar product for much less money. This durable model keeps ice cold forever (like up to 10 days). The perfect choice for a camper or fisherman. Or anyone who has some beverages they need to keep frosty! RTIC has a variety of sizes, from the personal 20 qt. to the giant 145 qt. The 45 qt. fits 36 cans inside.  Read more Father’s Day provides the opportunity to show good old Dad how you feel. If you’re looking for a great gift to express your love, look no further. We’ve compiled an awesome list of the latest greatest products, practical presents, and fun goods to gift your favorite father. Whether he’s a serious foodie, a kid at heart or a sentimental type, you’re bound to find something amazing here. And once you hone in on your perfect gift (perhaps it’s the video drone?), you can simply click to order and voila — it will arrive at it’s gifting destination. So you can kick back with Dad and enjoy your time together. And maybe he’ll even grill you up a nice meal, or share his mini arcade game. Thanks, Dad!Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $45 at Amazon Gadgets Share your voice Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart What parent couldn’t use a massage? Send one to Dad with a gift card from Soothe. A vetted massage therapist (along with their massage table and accoutrements) can be at his door in an hour after booking online. Soothe offers everything from sports massages to couples massage, a win-win! Payment options include a one-time massage ($128), a monthly massage (20% off), or a yearly membership (25% off). Splashy travel mug Whiskey drinkers will appreciate this bottle of straight rye, and you can even get it engraved for just $15 extra. Inspired by traditional Rock & Rye recipes using citrus and rock candy, Hochstadter’s Slow & Low incorporates orange peels and honey to create its mellow, slightly sweet flavor.last_img read more

TODAY Show Live From Juneau

first_imgTODAY Show anchor Natalie Morales powders her face before going on camera. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)About 1,500 people showed up for an early morning live broadcast of the TODAY Show from Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier. They waved signs, cheered and waited hours for a chance to be on national TV for a few seconds.Download AudioOn live television, NBC’s TODAY Show news anchor Natalie Morales praised Juneau’s crowd.“Hats off to Juneau because all of these folks, about 1,500 of them, they’re here at 3:30 in the morning, so you guys are incredible. Lots of pride here in Juneau as you can see.”When Morales was off camera, she talked to the crowd, held babies and took pictures with adoring fans.“I feel bad. I mean they all showed up here at, like, 3 o’clock- No, earlier than that. It was, like, 2 o’clock in the morning. So I want to make sure everybody gets a little camera time, or if not, gets a good selfie out of this,” Morales says.Juneau resident Neely Perisich arrived at the visitor center at 2:30. She didn’t come empty handed.“My sign says, ‘Hi Kerri and Andrea.’ They live in Newburg, Oregon. They’re my sister and my niece and they watch the TODAY Show every day,” Perisich says.The sign has a border of blinking white lights. Perisich is with her partner Dave Velasquez. He’s wearing a cut out of Al Roker’s head. He’s a big fan of the TODAY Show co-anchor and weatherman.“So I got an Al head. He’s got a perfectly shaped head for cutting out on paper. There’s no hair or anything,” Velasquez says.Most of the crowd inside and lining the walls of the pavilion wanted to be there for the excitement, like Tom Chard.“Years later, people are going to be saying, ‘Well, where were you?’ And, ‘You remember the TODAY Show came around?’ Yeah, yeah, yeah. The line was out the door. We loved it. It was great. It was a lot of fun,” he says.Eileen McIver had an ulterior motive for being at the live broadcast. She’s a columnist for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines.“I wanted to pitch this idea I have for a sitcom, so I’m here to get the attention of someone from NBC. Not sure who. I don’t really have a plan,” McIver says.McIver is writing a sign on a pizza box, which says, “NBC, you have to hear my pitch. We’ll talk.”The broadcast from Juneau kicked off a series, #TODAYTakesOff, which sends Morales to famous destinations around the country. She spent a couple days in Juneau kayaking, ice climbing, exploring the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves and visiting Admiralty Island bears. Her adventures were featured on the show.The last time Alaska was on the TODAY Show was in 2012, when Jenna Bush Hager did a segment from Denali National Park. In 2011, Al Roker visited the Knik Glacier.But this is the first live broadcast from the state.It’s been a long time coming. The state’s commerce department first pitched the idea to NBC in 2003.last_img read more

Prabhas underrates Vijay Devarakonda A publicity stunt for Shahid Kapoors Kabir Singh

first_imgPrabhas, Vijay Devarakonda and Shahid KapoorCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookReports of Baahubali actor Prabhas underrating Vijay Devarakonda, while praising Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, are said to be part of an effort to drum up publicity for Kabir Singh, a remake of Arjun Reddy.Talking to the media, hair stylist Hakim Aalim said that he showed the teaser of Kabir Singh to Prabhas on the sets of Saaho in Hyderabad. The Baahubali actor was impressed with Shahid Kapoor. Later, Hakim helped the actor speak to the Bollywood star over phone. In his conversation, Prabhas said that Shahid looked better than Vijay Devarakonda in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy.Hair stylist Hakim Aalim’s statement created a lot buzz on the social media over the weekend. Many fans of Vijay Devarakonda were left red faced by Prabhas’ remark. Some upset fans expressed their outburst against the Darling star for underrating their favourite actor in a bid to praise Shahid Kapoor.But now, a source close to Prabhas says this act was an overdrive by Shahid Kapoor’s publicity machinery. He claims that there is no proof for the phone conversation between these two actors. Even if they had spoken over phone, it is their personal stuff and it should not be put on the public domain. However, the PR of the Bollywood actor has used it for the publicity of Kabir Singh, which is unethical.”It is not likely that Prabhas would say that the remake looks better than the original. When and where did he say that? And to whom? The report quotes Prabhas’ hairstylist saying that he heard Prabhas praising Shahid Kapoor on the phone and that apparently, he heard Prabhas say that Kabir Singh looked better than Arjun Reddy,” Deccan Chronicle quoted the source as saying.”Firstly, it is extremely unethical to eavesdrop on a private conversation between two individuals (in this case, Prabhas and Shahid) and then put it on a public platform as news. Secondly, did this telephone conversation between Shahid and Prabhas really happen? We don’t know that! Thirdly, why are the makers of Kabir Singh encouraging comparisons with the original?” argued the source.last_img read more

Hasina asks party men not to get defeated

first_imgBangladesh Awami League (AL) president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses her party’s third phase of the special extended meeting at her official Ganabhaban residence in the city on Saturday. Photo: BSSApparently concerned about the ruling party’s chances in the next general elections, Bangladesh Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked her party men to remove differences within the party.She said the party leaders and workers must support the ones who would be given ‘boat’, the AL’s election symbol symbol, in the next parliamentary polls.”We cannot afford to lose a single seat — we have to show this kind of attitude,” Hasina said addressing the party’s third phase of the special extended meeting at Gonobhaban in the city on Saturday.The AL chief cautioned the party leaders and workers as BSS quoted her as saying, “You have to remember that the forthcoming election would be much harder than ever.”She urged the party men to organise AL as well as its front organisations and go to the doorstep of the people to seek their votes in the next general election.“Awami League is the only political party in the country, which feels for the people and works for their welfare,” she said urging the party men to wage a rigorous campaign among the people to make them understand this message.AL general secretary Obaidul Quaader gave the welcome address while office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap placed the motion of condolence. Publicity secretary Hasan Mahmud and deputy publicity secretary Aminul Islam conducted the meeting, reports the state news agency.The prime minister said the rural economy has been boosted up and the people have started getting a good result with their higher income side by side with enjoying the facilities of digital Bangladesh and getting scope to live better as Awami League remains in power.No political party except Awami League has ever done anything for the peasants and the working class people, she said adding, “Awami League is pledged bound to ensure that all people have homes and they do not suffer from starvation or are deprived of healthcare services and education,” she said.The prime minister called upon the party leaders and workers to plead to the people so that they give votes to the Awami League candidates as they had given in the past. At the same time, she asked the party followers to sink all internal conflicts and fight saying ““Leaders and workers have no scope to show negligence in any single constituency which may lead to their defeat and might damage the scope of forming the government,” she said.Referring to her government’s initiative for trial of the war criminals of 1971, the prime minister said this process would be stopped if Awami League cannot come to power again.“They will carry out attacks on the people, their homes and property, increase poverty rate, reduce literacy rate, suspend safety net programs and all development works like they have done in past if they come to power,” she said.So, you have to make the organization stronger to work for the people to change their lots, she said.Office bearers and leaders representing different units of Awami League at districts, upazila, pourasabha and union levels from Rangpur, Khulna, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions took part in the third-phase extended meeting of the party.Recalling the atrocities of BNP and Jamaat ahead of the general election in 2014, the prime minister said they burnt people alive and set fire on public properties indiscriminately in the name of movement to foil the polls.But, they could not foil the election as the people stood against their evil design; she said adding that Awami League works for the people as they are the main strength of the party.Sheikh Hasina reminded her workers that the people may go to oblivion if a thing is not told to them repeatedly. The forces which are even have no faith in the independence, would do nothing for the people, she said. “So, you haveto go to the people and tell them those things constantly,” she added.The prime minister shared with the delegates one of her initiative to publish a series of book based on the intelligence reports, which were compiled against Bangabandhu during the pre-independence era, and the Agartala Conspiracy Case. This book would be very useful to learn about the country’s history and Bangabandhu’s relentless struggle for independence.Sheikh Hasina said Awami League would take part in the election in alliance with other friendly political parties. So Awami League leaders should be ready for sacrifice. Therefore, she said, all of you must work for the candidates whoever is given nomination from the party.last_img read more

Second Rohingya repatriation move also likely to fail

first_imgBangladesh Refugee Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam briefs media about the Rohingya repatriation. Photo: Prothom AloA fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar appeared Thursday to fall flat, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh.Members of the Muslim minority, 740,000 of whom fled a military offensive in 2017 that the United Nations likened to ethnic cleansing, are refusing to return without guarantees for their safety and a promise that they will at last be given citizenship by Myanmar.“The Myanmar government raped us, and killed us. So we need security. Without security we will never go back,” Rohingya leader Nosima said, according to a statement released by the refugees.“We need a real guarantee of citizenship, security and promise of original homelands,” said Mohammad Islam, a Rohingya from Camp 26, one of a string of sites in south-east Bangladesh that are home to around a million people.“So we must talk with the Myanmar government about this before repatriation.”Major Rohingya refugee camp populations in Bangladesh, as of 15 August 2019. Photo: AFPThe vehicles provided to transport a first batch out of 3,450 earmarked for return turned up at 9:00am (0300 GMT) at a camp in Teknaf.But four hours later none had showed up.“We’ve interviewed 295 families. But nobody has yet shown any interest to repatriate,” Bangladesh Refugee Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam told reporters.He said the buses and trucks would wait at the camp until 4:00pm and that they would continue to interview families.- ‘Bengali interlopers’ -The Rohingya are not recognised as an official minority by the Myanmar government, which considers them Bengali interlopers despite many families having lived in the country for generations.UN investigators say the 2017 violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for “genocide” and the International Criminal Court has started a preliminary probe.It has sullied the international standing of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner who has risen to be the top civilian official in Myanmar but who has not spoken out about the alleged abuses.This photograph taken on 23 July 2019, shows a mother helping to weigh her newborn baby who is suffering various physical problems including severe respiratory disease at a field hospital in a Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia in southern Bangladesh. Photo: AFPThe latest repatriation attempt — a previous push failed in November with many of those on a returnees list going into hiding — follows a visit last month to the camps by high-ranking officials from Myanmar led by Permanent Foreign Secretary Myint Thu.Bangladesh’s foreign ministry forwarded a list of more than 22,000 refugees to Myanmar for verification and Naypyidaw cleared 3,450 individuals for “return”.Rohingya community leader Jafar Alam told AFP the refugees had been gripped by fear since authorities announced the fresh repatriation process.They also feared being sent to camps for internally displaced people (IDP) if they went back to Myanmar.In New York, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday that repatriations had to be “voluntary”.“Any return should be voluntary and sustainable and in safety and in dignity to their place of origin and choice,” Dujarric told reporters.The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on the issue on Wednesday.“Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya, so refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,” Human Rights Watch said Thursday.last_img read more

Three great new mobile games for surviving Labor Day weekend

first_imgThe extended weekend is upon us, and for many in the US, it means the end of the summer season. If you’re one of many who will not be out and about this weekend, or you are stuck out with family and need a good escape, here are three great new games you could lose yourself in over the holiday.Back to BedAvailable for iOS, Android, and PC, Back to Bed is a quirky 3D isometric puzzle game that is sure to keep you busy for a while. Like most 3D isometric puzzle games, the real difficuly is remembering that you are operating in a 3D space, and will occasionally need to run up the walls or climb up a sideways staircase in order to complete your objectives. Most importantly, you have to make sure your sleepwalking friend Bob does not fall off the world and die in his sleep. The game is also only $4, so there’s no reason not to add it to your game catalog if you dig quirky puzzles.Five Nights at Freddy’sThis super creepy game has made its way from PC to Android, and as a result manages to be even more gripping and creepy. The game places you in the control panel of a themed environment, where you must monitor the animatronic puppets out on the show floor to make sure they aren’t misbehaving. Five Nights at Freddy’s does a fantastic job forcing you to focus all of your attention on the screen, so your whole body jumps when something alarming happens. It’s the kind of thing you play in the dark for kicks, and for $2.99 it’s plenty of entertainment for the long weekend.AloneHave you ever wondered what Asteroids would have been like if you didn’t fire single pixel rounds that shattered massive hunks of space rock, and instead were forced to fly around and escape everything that was hurtling towards you? Alone is like that, and if you are into twitchy gameplay and split-second action, this is worth checking out. The folks at Laser Dog Games (creators of PUK) have worked hard to create a new take on the side-scrolling dodge-fests of our childhood. Whether you are playing this on a phone or a tablet, you’ll find it is incredibly easy to get sucked in. Besides, it’s only $1.99. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Freddys1Freddys1Keep your eyes peeled Freddys2You have to jump from camera to camera constantlyFreddys3When you run out of power, the crazy robots winAlone1Betcha wish you could just shoot itAlone2Everything moves so fast, and you have to dodge it allAlone3Oh hey, you have headlights!Back to Bed1This is what your dreams look like, right?Back to Bed2That eyeball though…Back to Bed3Can’t let Bob fall!Keep your eyes peeledlast_img read more

EastWest Metro Work for underground tunnel from Esplanade to Sealdah starts next

first_imgKolkata: Construction of the underground tunnel for the East-West Metro railway from Esplanade to Sealdah will start from next Thursday.It will take one year to one-and-a-half years to complete the construction on the most difficult terrain and work will go on, keeping the traffic flow intact. Senior officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) said the construction of the tunnel will be very difficult as there are many buildings more than 100 years old on the route chosen. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere are a couple of buildings more than a century old including the headquarters of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Metropolitan Building and the residence of Rani Rashmoni at Janbazar among others. The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) had vacated the old buildings during the construction of an underground tunnel off Brabourne Road and a similar method will be followed here as well. The KMRCL will vacate old premises and rehabilitate the inhabitants. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe underground tunnel will be constructed below S N Banerjee Road up to the Bank of India branch and then Sealdah. The Tunnel Boring machine (TBM) will start digging from next Thursday. As there is heavy flow of traffic in areas around Esplanade special precautionary measures will be taken. Senior civic officials said the physical health of the old buildings has been examined and problems are not likely to occur. The total length of the East-West Metro line is 16.6 km. The elevated corridor is 5.8 km and underground is 10.8 km. An 11 km long tunnel has been constructed under river Hooghly. The construction of the East-West Metro in Salt Lake is complete and the coaches are being given a trial run.last_img read more

Guantanamo plea deal prisoner said to have a cat

first_imgThe contents of both letters were first published Friday in The Washington Post.Little is publicly known about al-Afghani. The Pentagon said when he was transferred to Guantanamo in March 2008 that he was a high-level member of al-Qaida and a close associate of Osama bin Laden. The Associated Press previously reported that al-Afghani was subjected to severe sleep deprivation tactics, kept awake for six straight days with the use of chains that would automatically jerk his arms, while in CIA custody in 2007.Al-Afghani has not been charged and the government has not said whether it will prosecute him, leaving him in limbo like many others held at the U.S. base in Cuba. Breasseale denied his lawyer’s contention that the chief prosecutor is unwilling to discuss cases. “The prosecutor is willing to discuss every reasonable matter that has been brought to him by attorneys arguing relevant issues,” he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A former Maryland resident who is detained at Guantanamo Bay seems to have acquired a cat at the isolated prison on a U.S. base in Cuba, a fellow prisoner says in a letter released Friday.Majid Khan has not been seen in public since he pleaded guilty in February to aiding al-Qaida in a deal that requires him to testify against others at Guantanamo. Details of his confinement are shrouded in secrecy as he is one of about a dozen men the Pentagon calls “high-value detainees,” who are kept apart from others. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean The letter from prisoner Rahim al-Afghani has one intriguing bit of information and little else: “Majid Khan has a cat,” he writes to his lawyer, Carlos Warner, a federal public defender in Cleveland, Ohio.Warner, who released the letter after it had undergone a required government security review, said he suspects Khan may have gotten a pet as a reward for agreeing to cooperate. He can’t disclose anything else the prisoner has said about this or any other subject because al-Afghani is also a high-value detainee and everything he says, even to his lawyer, is considered classified.“I can’t confirm or deny whether he wants an adorable kitten,” Warner said in a phone interview.Khan’s lawyer, Wells Dixon, declined comment and a Pentagon spokesman, Army Lt. Col. Joseph Todd Breasseale, said he is prohibited from discussing any details about Khan’s confinement.Prisoners are not allowed to have pets but Breasseale said there are stray cats, as well as banana rats and iguanas, that roam the base and prisoners have been known to feed them, though prison officials discourage the practice. “It’s possible he’s befriended one,” the spokesman said.center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Khan moved with his family from Pakistan to the U.S. in 1996 and graduated from a high school in suburban Baltimore. He returned to his native country in 2002 and authorities say began plotting attacks with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been charged with four other Guantanamo prisoners with orchestrating and aiding the Sept. 11 attacks. Khan’s lawyers had wanted the terms of his plea deal kept secret to protect him and his family.The 32-year-old Khan is expected to provide assistance to prosecutors in that case and perhaps even testify in the Sept. 11 trial. A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled to be held at Guantanamo next week but the trial itself is likely at least a year off.Al-Afghani’s lawyer, meanwhile, complained that the chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo tribunal, Gen. Mark Martins, has been unwilling to hold discussions with attorneys for other prisoners unless their clients agree to cooperate with the government.In his case, that might seem unlikely considering a second letter he released which references a famous side-switcher, Lebron James, the NBA superstar known for ditching the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship-winning Miami Heat.“Lebron James is very bad man,” the prisoner wrote. “He should apologize to the city of Cleveland.” Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories last_img read more

Iran Quake rattles region near nuke reactor

first_img Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Iran said there was no damage to the reactor in last month’s quake. The IRNA report Monday did not specifically address the reactor, but said there were no fatalities or damage in the latest quake.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran says a moderate earthquake rattled a region near the country’s main nuclear reactor, but there were no reports of damage or deaths in the surrounding area.The official Islamic Republic News Agency says Monday’s quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and was centered near Kaki, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf coast.A more powerful 6.1 temblor struck the same area last month, killing at least 37 people and raising calls for greater international safety inspectors at the nuclear reactor in Bushehr. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more