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Illegal fishing nets seized by Loughs Agency in Foyle area

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 6, 2019 Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp The Loughs Agency is appealing to the public to report any suspicious activity.Its after two illegal nets, approximately 50m in length were seized during a patrol last night in the Foyle area.The Loughs Agency can be contacted 24 hours on 0044 2871 342100. Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Homepage BannerNewscenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleTwo arrested following seizure of £300k worth of cocaine in TyroneNext articleGlenfinn public meeting to discuss the prospect of prospecting News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Illegal fishing nets seized by Loughs Agency in Foyle area WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Gardai continue to investigate two vehicle crash in Glenties

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate two vehicle crash in Glenties Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardaí are continuing to investigate a two vehicle collision last night in Glenties.It is believed the crash between a car and a van ocurred in the Kilraine area at 8:10pm.The driver and occupant of the car were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries while the driver of the van was uninjured. By News Highland – October 29, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleStrike at Inishowen Oil Company, Carndonagh deferredNext articleInishowen League Results 29 October 2017 News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tottenham survive scare to make last 16 on Mourinho’s home bow

first_imgMourinho had seen enough inside the first half hour to make a change as Eric Dier was sacrificed to make way for Christian Eriksen.However, it was a huge error from Olympiakos rather than a moment of inspiration that gifted the hosts a route back into the game.Aurier’s low cross from the right should have been easily cleared by Yassine Meriah, but he let the ball slip under his foot and Alli was on hand to tap in at the back post in first half stoppage time.That goal made Mourinho’s half-time team talk a far easier one and Spurs built on their momentum by equalising five minutes after the restart.Quick thinking from a Spurs ball boy and Aurier caught Olympiakos napping as the Ivorian’s throw-in freed Lucas Moura down the right and his cross was swept home by Kane.Aurier was the unlikely hero once more 17 minutes from time as he sweetly connected with Alli’s cross at the back post to put Spurs in front.Uncertainty over Eriksen’s future has been one of the scourges of Spurs’ season.Such a key figure for much of Mauricio Pochettino’s five-and-a-half years in charge, the Dane has more often than not been left on the bench both by the Argentine prior to his dismissal last week and in Mourinho’s first two games in charge.But he offered a glimpse of the quality he can offer with a wicked dipping free-kick from which Kane stooped to head home his 23rd goal of the season in as many games for club and country.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho survived a huge scare on his home debut as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his side came from 2-0 down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and reach the last 16 of the Champions League.The Greek champions blew a huge chance to give themselves a shot at reaching the knockout stages after scoring twice in the first 20 minutes through Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo.Dele Alli pounced on a horrible defensive mistake to breathe new life into Spurs before the break and a second half double from Harry Kane either side of Serge Aurier’s fine strike completed the comeback.Last season’s Champions League finalists can now look forward to the knockout stages for a third straight season, but will go through in second behind Bayern Munich in Group B after the German giants secured top spot with a 6-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade.Spurs have now scored seven goals in winning Mourinho’s first two games in charge to make a good first impression on many supporters unconvinced by the appointment of a former Chelsea manager renowned for a more conservative style of football.However, the first 20 minutes showed the work Mourinho has ahead to make Tottenham as tight at the back as his most successful sides over the past two decades.The warning signs were there for the hosts as early as six minutes in when El Arabi was afforded room on the edge of the box to line up his shot and found the bottom corner despite Paulo Gazzaniga getting a hand to it.Only a brilliant recovery challenge from Davinson Sanchez denied Daniel Podence from doubling the away side’s lead as Spurs were then opened up by one simple pass through midfield.Moments later it was 2-0 as more sloppy Spurs defending from a corner left Semedo in space to prod home Guilherme’s near-post flick on.last_img read more

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Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair Explores the Future on May 4

first_imgFacebook350Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Lacey Parks & RecreationLaceys’ annual S.T.E.M. Fair always focuses on science, technology, and the future but the 2019 date will bring even more as May 4 ties in with Star Wars and May the 4th be with you!  “When we realized the date for this year’s event we immediately began working on adding some Star Wars to the event.” states Jeannette Sieler, Recreation Supervisor with the City of Lacey.  “Attendees will be able to visit with droids and other Star Wars characters, pose for pictures, and take a look at the inner workings of these droids built by the Pacific Northwest R2builders club.”  Also this year kids can explore the Mobile Ed STEAM Museum offering hands on activities that will allow all ages to learn while having fun, which is a major goal of the Lacey STEM Fair.  “The STEAM Museum is a national traveling exhibit, we were lucky that they were in the area during this event as it will be an exciting addition!” says Sieler, “They will be set up in the Hub at Lacey (next to Ricardo’s) since their displays needed to be indoors, their placement there will expand the event beyond Huntamer Park.” The Museum of Flight will also be at the event with their Robot Garage!S.T.E.M. Fair began in 2014, evolving out of the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair, an event that focused on the electric car rally with student builders and drivers.  As Alternative fuel and energy sources became more mainstream, it made sense to move forward with something else the students were working on, which was competitive robotics.  STEM learning is essential today and the Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair allows local area students a chance to showcase what there are learning and bringing in businesses that can share STEM careers. Middle school and high school students take the stage to demonstrate their programing and construction as they run their robots through their paces.  In addition, students also are at various booths around the event sharing one on one with the public their various STEM projects.This multifaceted event brings the community together to explore, share, and learn from all angles, applying, discovering, and playing with all things STEM, plus adding A for Arts.  The event runs 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is free to attend! Visit http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/living-in-lacey/the-community/arts-and-events/stem-fairFor more info!Lacey S.T.E.M. FairSaturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.FREEHuntamer Park, 618 Woodland Sq Lp SE, Laceylast_img read more

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Former Mater Dei Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Assault

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – A former teacher at a Middletown Catholic high school was sentenced on Tuesday, July 10, to four years in state prison for the sexual assault of a female former student with whom he had a romantic relationship.William Miltner, 29, Middletown, was sentenced in state Superior Court as part of a negotiated plea agreement. Miltner plead guilty to sexual assault on Jan. 19, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Miltner will also be subject to parole supervision for life as well as mandatory registration and notification as a convicted sex offender under the requirements of the state’s Megan’s Law, authorities said.Miltner had been a teacher and soccer coach, and for a time dean of students at Mater Dei Prep, a co-ed high school at 538 Church St., in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.Investigators took Miltner into custody in April 2011, initially charging him with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree aggravated sexual contact for having a sexual relationship with a then 16-year-old student at the school. That relationship, authorities said, went on from March to September 2009.Middletown police and the prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation after school officials received an anonymous email alerting them of Miltner’s actions, authorities said.Miltner also will forfeit his state teaching license as another condition of his plea agreement, authorities said.last_img read more

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New snow in backcountry compounds avalanche risk

first_imgBy Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAvalanche risk is still rated at high in the West Kootenay backcountry above and in the tree line, while considered considerable at lower elevations, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. The risk continues at considerable until Monday, but avalanche problems are occurring due to significant wind-loading occurring across the region, said Shannon Werner of the CAC. Wind slabs can be found mainly on north to northeast aspects, she said in her report Friday, with persistent weak layers existing in the snow pack in all areas of the backcountry — becoming reactive with the new snow. There has been up to 40 centimetres of storm snow with an additional 15 cm. in the forecast today (Saturday). This new snow load may not bond well with the weak snow surfaces, Werner reported. As a result, the CAC has issued a special Public Avalanche Warning for the region of the West Kootenay, and those dangerous avalanche conditions will persist through the weekend.  There have been numerous avalanches in the region, Werner noted, up to a size two and reacting mainly on the Jan. 3 surface hoar layer. This is the first report of a deeper instability waking up and becoming an avalanche concern, Werner said. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended during periods of high danger, and the CAC advises staying well away from avalanche paths and run-out zones. “Seek powder turns inbounds at your local ski hill, and snowmobile in areas which offer zero avalanche problems for example: large meadows, or low angle trees,” said Werner in her report. “As the storm subsides, conditions favoring human-triggering will continue, even after natural activity has died down. I recommend sticking to simple terrain during this period.” Up to 30 cm. of snow has fallen across the region and is accompanied by moderate-strong southwest winds. This new snow overlies a weak upper snowpack. There are several buried surface hoar and crust layers in the upper pack and the Dec. 7 surface hoar / facet/crust layer down 80 cm. These upper layers are starting to become reactive as more wind and snow hits the region. Weather forecast Saturday: Few flurries with temperatures near –five degrees C. Winds switching to the northwest.  Sunday: Cloudy, scattered flurries. Temperatures around -5C with light northerly winds. Monday: Clear and sunny skies. Temperatures dropping low near -8C.   [email protected]last_img read more

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The marquee signing each of the Prem’s title rivals should be pushing to seal

first_imgIt’s more important than ever to signal a message of intent in the summer transfer window.With so much money pumped into the English Premier League, managers are putting together the priciest of wish lists.For those teams competing at the top of the table, they have the tools to go for the biggest names in European football.So who should the Premier League’s title challengers make their marquee signing this summer?Scroll through the gallery above to see who we’ve picked. 6 Arsenal should make Alexandre Lacazette their marquee summer signing – It seems obvious to everyone but Arsene Wenger that a centre forward should be a priority for Arsenal. The Gunners are reliant on Alexis Sanchez, while Olivier Giroud isn’t trusted to be a regular starter. Lacazette, who was in huge demand last summer, scored 37 goals in all competitions for Lyon and might now be looking to test himself outside of France. Get this deal done, Wenger. 6 6 Manchester United should make Antoine Griezmann their marquee summer signing – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at who has been selected for each of the Premier League’s title-challenging teams – A day doesn’t go by without Griezmann and Manchester United said or written in the same sentence. It has to be this summer that the Red Devils make their move. The Frenchman recently stated that Atletico’s transfer ban would will see him reject any exit, but that shouldn’t deter Jose Mourinho from offering the most lucrative of deals. 6 6 6 Manchester City should make Alexis Sanchez their marquee summer signing – Despite Arsene Wenger insisting Sanchez is going nowhere this summer, no new deal has been signed. The Chilean will be out of contract at the end of next season, which has left Arsenal in a difficult situation. He’s been outstanding and when it comes to the Gunners, a transfer to a title rival cannot be ruled out. He’d walk straight into Pep Guardiola’s team. Tottenham Hotspur should make Thomas Lemar their marquee summer signing – Spurs must act in this summer’s transfer window. They were Chelsea’s closest challengers to the Premier League title, but are still not considered genuine rivals for the trophy. They have been too tame in the market and need to change that. Versatile midfielder Lemar is a wanted man, and could be the missing spark in Tottenham’s attack. He contributed 19 goals to Monaco last season, scoring nine and assisting 10. Rumour has it though, that he’s interested in a move to Arsenal. Liverpool should make Virgil van Dijk their marquee summer signing – There are few complaints over Liverpool’s attack, but their defence is an entirely different story. Strengthening the back four should be a priority for Jurgen Klopp this summer, particularly as they look to return to the Champions League with qualification in August. Van Dijk is the most wanted centre back in the Premier League right now, and there will be major bragging rights for whoever seals his signature. Chelsea should make Alvaro Morata their marquee summer signing – Either replacing or bringing in competition for Diego Costa will be at the top of Conte’s to-do list over the summer. Morata has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and in an interview with The Guardian back in April, revealed his admiration for Conte. He was Real Madrid’s second-highest top scorer for the season after Cristiano Ronaldo and, to many, would be a superior signing to reported target Romelu Lukaku.last_img read more

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New Zealand beefs up air traffic control

first_imgNew Zealand’s air traffic controller will spend $NZ58m replacing current systems to help it cope with a projected 50 per cent growth in air traffic over the next decade.Airways New Zealand will replace two existing systems with the Leidos Skyline X system over the next four years. The existing air traffic management platforms, installed between 2000 and 2003 are ending their useful lives and will be replaced by the new technology in domestic airspace in 2020 and the following year in oceanic airspace.  The new system will have an expected lifespan of about 15 years.New Zealand has seen a surge in air traffic in the last two years and increased competition to the popular tourism destination has put pressure on airline profitability.Airways NZ has promised to deliver $NZ84m in efficiencies by 2028 and the new system will help achieve that objective.Chief operating officer Pauline Lamb said the new system would allow to implement a new operating model as well as take advantage of advanced tools such as such as medium and long term conflict alerting, time-based separation and arrival and departure management.It would also help optimise staff deployment, she said.“We will be working collaboratively with Leidos to develop this system in a partnership model that will deliver long term savings to our customers,’’ Lamb said in a statement.  “By 2020 the new platform will allow airspace sectors to be operated from two new air traffic control centres in Auckland and Christchurch, in addition to 19 control towers nationwide.’’Software development teams from Airways and Leidos will collaborate on the project with the air traffic manager purchasing the hardware and installing and testing the system. Leidos Civil Group president Angie Heise said technology enhancements in the new system included the introduction of world-class flow management capabilities “ as well as an integrated approach that enables a vision for a single system to support tower, terminal, en-route and oceanic control operations.”last_img read more

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Air Leaks in Homes Insulated With Spray Foam

first_imgUsing spray foam for a deep-energy retrofitThis story-and-a-half house had uninsulated solid masonry walls (3-inch concrete block on the inside and 3-inch decorative brick on the exterior). On the second floor, the masonry walls extended up about 4 feet from the subfloor, as in a typical Cape. The home had wood-framed kneewall partitions that created a narrow 2-foot-wide space between the kneewalls and the exterior masonry walls. The gable walls on the second floor had the same masonry construction as the first-floor walls. This construction is typical for homes of its age in Toronto. The homeowner wanted to upgrade the house for a new century from the inside, so a computer energy simulation was performed to guide the decision-making process, based on the potential energy savings from a variety of possible upgrades.Unfortunately, as in almost all renovations, the orientation of the home conspired against any improvements in solar heat gain. Obstacles to producing a continuous air barrier included structural penetrations through the planned spray foam.The scope of work included the following measures:The attic floor was vacuumed clean and spray foam was applied to the back of the plasterboard ceiling.The sloped roof assemblies between the tops of the second-floor kneewalls and the attic above the second floor were unchanged, as they were already insulated with dense-packed with cellulose.The space behind the wood-framed second-floor kneewalls (formerly outside the conditioned envelope of the house) was brought within the conditioned envelope by spraying the underside of the roof sheathing and the interior of the exterior walls with spray foam.On both the main floor and the second floor, the ¾-inch diagonal tongue-and-groove pine subfloor (which originally extended to the exterior concrete block wall) was cut back 3 inches at the perimeter of the building to create a gap for the spray foam.New studs were installed on the main floor and in the basement; these were made of engineered lumber and were spaced about 2 inches off the concrete-block wall to provide room for a continuous monolithic layer of spray foam, reducing air leakage and thermal bridging at the studs. The engineered studs required less bracing to combat the tendency of expanding spray foam to cause studs to bow inward or to bow into themselves at inside corners.The gravel on the basement floor was covered with spray foam, and a new concrete slab was poured on top of the cured foam. The foam was brought up the wall to break the slab from the wall.The foundation walls were insulated on the exterior with 2 inches of XPS (R-10), from the footing to the mudsill. (Exterior foundation insulation was preferable to interior insulation because masonry partitions in the basement created hard-to-detail T junctions.) Greg Labbé is co-owner of BlueGreen Consulting Group, a high-performance home consulting firm that works with architects, builders, and homeowners to optimize the energy performance of new and existing homes through detailed energy modeling and site testing. RELATED ARTICLES Spray Foam Insulation Is Not a Cure-AllSpray Foam Insulation Is Not a Magic BulletSpray Foam in Cold ClimatesGetting Spray Foam RightInsulating Old Brick Buildings So what happened at the house?After the spray foam was installed, we performed a pre-drywall blower-door test. The test showed an air leakage rate of 10.8 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals (10.8 ach50), with an equivalent leakage area (ELA) of 340 square inches.This massive rate of air leakage would make the house uncomfortable and more expensive to condition; it could also lead to condensation problems. For purposes of reference, an Energy Star home should test at or below 2 ach50. At the Toronto house, the heat loss attributable to air leakage would have exceeded the conductive heat loss through the entire ceiling and above-grade wall area.With the blower door running we were able to locate the air leaks in the foam, and the spray foam contractor came back to touch up the leaks. The smaller leak locations were caulked or touched up with canned foam.After this work was performed, a second test showed that the air leakage rate had been cut in half to 5.4 ach50 with an ELA of 177 square inches (see Image #10, below). This was a significant drop in heat loss and condensation liabilities, and should result in improved occupant comfort.As the project moves forward and the final two windows and doors are installed, we expect the air leakage rate to be halved again. What is the ideal substrate?Spray foam sticks really well to clean wood or masonry, as long as it’s dry and not frozen. It doesn’t stick well to dirt, oil, or water. The person spraying foam needs to understand these facts, and also needs to know where to apply the spray foam, and how the best location to apply the foam continuously changes as a spray-foam installer moves from the basement to the rim joist to the roof.The ideal substrate for spray foam is scrupulously clean, openly accessible, and free of wires, cross bracing, 6-mil poly, plumbing, cables, or ducts — you get the picture. Ideally, there would be nothing in the stud cavities and the foam could be uniformly applied, producing a good air seal. Unfortunately, the reality is that stud cavities are busy places and spraying in them for a perfect air seal is really hard to do.Spray foam is shot from a distance of 3 feet, and all the stuff in the stud cavity can create unfoamed “shadows” on the back substrate (just like the shadows created by a flashlight beam). Those shadows create voids or open blisters that can leak air. With each pass of foam, the substrate’s surface transfers its increasingly distorted shape to the next layer of foam.The situation can be improved by training electricians to run wires on the back of the wall. Don’t move the plumbing pipes to the back of the wall, though, even if it would make things easier for the foam installers. Plumbing pipes need to be on the warm side of the insulation to keep them from freezing. The trouble with spray foamThe trouble with spray foam is that it has to be sprayed onto a surface, and often we can’t choose the surface, as the situation forces our hand.For the sake of discussion, let’s imagine that on this retrofit project, we wanted to use drywall as our air barrier, following the Airtight Drywall Approach. To apply spray foam to the air barrier, we’d have to spray the drywall from the back side — an approach that would be ideal but impossible. So we apply spray foam from inside the house, adhering the foam to the concrete block and hoping for an airtight result. Avoiding voids in our building assembliesThe advantage of bonding foam to the air barrier is that it eliminates air movement between the two. If there is a gap between the back of the drywall and the interior face of the spray foam, the gap becomes a highway that connects all the small leaks from the foam’s imperfections and unfoamed penetrations. When a difference in pressure exists, voilà! For leakage to happen, you need only a difference in pressure and a hole. We can’t stop physics from producing pressure differences, but we can seal holes.To be effective, spray foam should be sprayed onto an exterior air barrier like wood sheathing. If you are renovating an old house, the usual method is to coat the inside surfaces of the exterior walls with spray foam insulation or a liquid-applied membrane like StoGuard Gold Coat. (The latter approach was described in a recent Fine Homebuilding article).By the way, if a liquid-applied membrane is used as an air barrier, it still needs to be tested for airtightness before spray foam is applied. The purported advantages of liquid-applied membranes lie in their flexibility and strong adhesion which provide long-term performance.For any deep-energy retrofit, the air barrier needs to be tested, whether the air barrier includes spray foam, polyethylene, a liquid-applied membrane, plywood, foam sheathing, Tyvek, Typar, or drywall.It’s common on other job sites to see drywall hung as soon as the spray foam is installed. However, we suspect that for retrofits where foam is applied directly onto solid masonry, finding and sealing leaks with the help of a blower door will ensure significantly better performance.On this project, the homeowner understood the value of performing a blower-door test to check the spray foam for leaks before the drywall went up. The spray foam was intended as an all-in-one solution that provided high R-value insulation and an air barrier. Had the drywall been installed over the air leaks, the gap between the cured skin and the back of the drywall would have short-circuited the insulation. If you’re retrofitting a vintage brick building without an air barrier, don’t count on the spray foam to create a perfect air seal. If you plan to use the spray foam as your air barrier, it’s important to test your work before you cover it with drywall so you can seal any air leaks.I recently had the pleasure of working with a forward-thinking design/build firm in Toronto, Argyris & Clinkard Fine Homes. The company’s objective was to complete a deep-energy retrofit of a 50-year-old solid masonry home in Toronto. As with all high-performance homes, a fully ducted HRV was installed.The goal was to make the house as airtight as possible. Medium-density (2 pounds per cubic foot) closed-cell spray foam was sprayed on the interior of of the concrete block walls. Studs were spaced off the wall to reduce thermal bridging and to ensure that there was a monolithic uninterrupted coat of foam against the concrete blocks.Builders Paul Clinkard and Liam Argyris called us in to perform a blower-door test before the drywall went up. The results were an eye-opener, showing why we can’t rely on foam alone for a good air seal in solid masonry home retrofits, unless we include blower-door-directed air sealing after the foam is installed.last_img read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Exporting Video

first_imgBreak through the confusion and save yourself some time with these quick tips for great exporting video files.When it comes to exporting video, there’s a lot to learn. From bit-depths to codecs, it can all be quite intimidating for someone new to the exporting game. Instead of wasting time exporting (only to find your video pixelated or too large in size), check out this quick tutorial created by David Kong.Kong’s video covers everything you need to know about exporting in Adobe Media Encoder, which can be used to export timelines and compositions from After Effects and Premiere Pro. However, the topics covered by David apply to any other editing software, including FCPX and Avid Media Composer.The tutorial takes a very scientific look at how what various exporting terms mean, including:FormatsCodecs and WrappersAssigning PresetsUnderstanding Bit-RatesSquare vs. Anamorphic PixelsThe Benefits of Multi-Pass RenderingIf you’re  interested in learning more about codecs, check out the first part of this series in our ‘Everything You Need to Know About Codecs‘ post.This video was first shared by David Kong on his Vimeo channel. Thanks for sharing, David!Want to learn more about exporting? Check out a few of the following resources:Exporting with Alpha Channels in After EffectsExporting Finished Video from Premiere ProExporting Video with an Alpha Channel in FCPXHave any additional exporting tips?  Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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