East Canje farmer laid to rest, wife fears for her safety

first_imgThe funeral of Ramnarine Itwaru was held on Sunday, and while the family are still trying to come to grips with what happened, they now fear for their safety.Following the discovery of the body of Itwaru called “Bill”, 38, of Lot 84 Gangaram, Canje, who was found on a dam in the cane field at Speculation, East Canje, on Tuesday, with multiple gunshot wounds, police arrested two men, Ramadolar Shamdundar also called ‘Arnold’, 38, and Diaram also called ‘Bouy’ 46 but he was subsequently released on Friday morning.The dead man’s wife, Rosie Hemraj is convinced that one of the suspects held was responsible for her husband’s death. She claimed to Guyana Times that some time before the shooting, Itwaru and ‘Arnold’ were involved in an argument, during which ‘Arnold’ allegedly threated Itwaru, saying, “I gon done yuh”. The woman said she now fears retaliation.On Thursday evening police from the Major Crimes Unit (MCU), arrived in Berbice to take over the investigation after Shamdundar gave conflicting statements to investigators.Initially he told investigators that he heard gunshots and saw when Diaram was coming out of the backdam. That story was changed with the suspect saying that he did not see Diaram. He has also given investigators conflicting times when he left the backdam.Diaram, a fisherman, reported to residents at Gangaram that there was an accident and a man was lying on the dam next to his motor bicycle.When villagers arrived they discovered the body had what appeared to be gunshot wounds.Itwaru was shot four times including once to the head.Police were able to recover four .38 spent shells and one war-head from the scene.The MCU is continuing to probe. They are working on a theory that Itwaru was shot over a disputed plot of land situated at Gangaram.last_img read more

BFF Cautions President Sirleaf on ‘Abrupt State of Emergency’

first_imgBFF’s Augustine ArkoiThe president of the Better Future Foundation, BFF, Rev. Augustine Arkoi, says the abrupt imposition of a State of Emergency by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the fight against Ebola without any visible containment plan has the potential to cause not only increased economic hardship, but also panic among Liberians.Rev. Arkoi said such containment plan should, among other things,  guarantee that health workers including doctors and nurses as well as hospitals and clinics that are in the vanguard in the fight against the deadly and incurable Ebola disease in Liberia are provided basic preventive needs and much needed support.    “When our doctors and nurses are not fully protected from being victimized by Ebola for lack of the necessary professional tools, specialized training and motivation for their sacrifices, the currently reactionary approach by the government, including the imposition of the 90-Day State of Emergency,  would have little or no tangible positive impact in the war against Ebola,” the BFF president maintained.Rev. Arkoi also expressed disdain that the State of Emergency was imposed by the government without consultation with civil society and other stakeholders relative to its socioeconomic implications on the vast majority of the Liberian people.He asserted that rather than imposing a State of Emergency, leading to the militarization of local communities, coupled with its potential infringement on civil liberties, it would have been more prudent for the Liberian government to remain collaborative with its partners and the entire citizenry in sustaining the massive public awareness and education campaign in the country, bordering on how the deadly Ebola disease can be contracted as well as its preventive methods.Rev. Arkoi: “Government alone cannot win the war against Ebola. It needs coordinated efforts and solidarity of all,” he stressed.According to the BFF boss, owing to the imposition of the current State of Emergency without prior public awareness, farming and other commercial activities have been disrupted, while farm produce destined for the market are being subjected to rot along the country’ highways as their owners have no access to the market.“The situation,” he added, “is being compounded by the daily skyrocketing of prices of basic commodities.”“Indeed, it has reached a point where ordinary citizens who live below US $1.00 a day cannot afford the costs of basic commodities,” said the BFF President.He also made reference to the recent order to commercial banks by the Central Bank of Liberia to close for three days without creating the necessary public awareness.Rev. Arkoi observed that CBL took such measure at a time when individuals and institutions were struggling to have access to funds in order to respond to some of the emergency problems created by the Ebola outbreak in the country.At the same time, Rev. Arkoi acknowledged that Ebola is real and that the virus exists in the Liberian nation.In this direction, he underscored the need for the Government of Liberia, civil society organizations and other institutions involved in the ongoing Ebola awareness campaign in the country also to make proper use of the various key points contained in the recently issued Ebola Alert from the Center for Disease Control of the US Department of State and the World Health Organization.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Davenport strong in return to singles

first_img“It did exceed my expectations,” Davenport said. “I know I can play good tennis, and I know that if I stay healthy and play well, I can do well.” Also advancing to the next round with straight-sets victories were third-seeded Patty Schnyder, fourth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues, and sixth-seeded Martina Muller. ETC.: Roger Federer will play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup playoffs. The top-ranked Federer, who won his 12th Grand Slam title Sunday at the U.S. Open, will lead his country against the Czech Republic from Sept. 21-23 on indoor carpet in Prague, the International Tennis Federation announced. In the Davis Cup semifinals, the United States visits Sweden and defending champion Russia hosts Germany. … Nikolay Davydenko needed just over an hour to win his first-round match at the China Open in Bejiing, beating Zack Fleishman, 6-3, 6-3. Swimming Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli was banned for 18 months for a doping violation and stripped of the gold and silver medals he won at the world championships. From news services Lindsay Davenport’s first singles match in nearly a year was a winning one, an overpowering 6-2, 6-2 victory over fifth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou at the Bali Open in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Davenport, the former Chadwick School student who played her last singles match in Beijing 51 weeks ago and then gave birth to son, Jagger, in June, withstood some early pressure but then took control. The former top-ranked player won a remarkable 20 straight points after trailing 1-2 to win the first set. She then gave up four points in the first four games of the second set en route to the easy win. Mellouli, who tested positive for amphetamines at a meet in Indiana on Nov. 30, 2006, was suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after an appeal for a two-year ban was filed by swimming’s world governing body. The ban, which dates to the time of the doping offense, leaves Mellouli eligible to compete at next year’s Beijing Olympics. Mellouli won gold in the 800-meter freestyle and silver in the 400 freestyle in March at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first Tunisian to win a gold medal at a world championships. Jurisprudence The former Knicks executive who filed a $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit against team president and coach Isiah Thomas was a rising star forced to fend off the NBA great’s clumsy advances, her lawyer told a jury in opening arguments in federal court in Manhattan. But defense attorney Kathleen Bogas described Anucha Browne Sanders as a liar who made up charges against Thomas to mask her incompetence in the role of senior vice president of marketing and business operations. ETC.: Bobby Ginn said he’s surprised by a lawsuit that claims he hasn’t honored the contracts for Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek and two crew chiefs. All four lost their jobs when Ginn Racing merged with Dale Earnhardt Inc. in late July. The four filed separate lawsuits against both teams last week in Cabarrus County, claiming they are owed their salaries. The suits don’t specify what the parties are seeking, but claim they have demanded payment, and the teams have either failed or refused to comply. “Sterling and Joe’s contracts ran through the end of the year, and I have paid them through August – all of their winnings and salary, per the contract,” Ginn said. “And I intend to pay through the end of the year. I always have.” Ginn said that crew chiefs Richard “Slugger” Labbe and Peter Sospenzo were given severance packages when they were let go, and said he’s honored it and payments are up to date. … Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams was arrested on marijuana possession and other charges. Williams, the Pacers’ first-round draft pick last year from Memphis, was booked into the Marion County Jail early Tuesday on initial charges of possession of marijuana, driving without a license, driving with an expired license plate and failure to signal a lane change, police said. … Houston Rockets player Justin Reed was cleared of misdemeanor marijuana charges because others submitted affidavits claiming the drugs, his attorney said. … Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is scheduled for a hearing Sept. 24 in which he could change his plea in a drug case. The 41-year-old boxer previously pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs. A spokesman for Maricopa County (Ariz.) Attorney Andrew Thomas wouldn’t comment on any possible plea agreement. Basketball Greece clinched a berth in the quarterfinals of the European Basketball Championship with an 85-67 win over Portugal, while Croatia advanced despite an 83-70 loss to Russia. Spain rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to beat Israel, 99-73, and put the Spaniards atop Group E. ETC.: Boston-based businessman Steve Belkin suffered a setback in his long-running attempt to buy out the other owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals threw out a 2006 lower court ruling that Belkin is entitled to buy out his fellow Hawks-Thrashers owners at cost and take over the teams. Also at stake are the operating rights to Philips Arena.The case was sent back to the Montgomery County (Md.) Circuit Court for further action. Mixed martial arts Mark Cuban’s high-definition TV network, HDNet, is planning a new sports venture called HDNet Fights. The new group will put on mixed martial arts fights and air them on HDNet. Details were to be announced at a news conference today. Track and field World champion Tyson Gay pulled out of the Van Damme Memorial and will not face world record holder Asafa Powell in Friday’s 100-meter race in Brussels, Belgium. “The American is feeling too tired after the Osaka world championships to face Asafa Powell on Friday,” the organizers said in a statement. Gay won gold in the 100, 200 and the 400 relay in Japan, running nine races in eight days. Cycling Ivan Dominguez of Cuba broke out of a tight group of riders and won the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Missouri to Kansas City. Olympics Fresh from hosting the Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has officially submitted its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Hockey New Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Miller, a former King, was to undergo minor abdominal surgery on Tuesday, one day before the opening of training camp. Miller, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract as an unrestricted free agent this summer, is expected to rejoin the Canucks during the preseason. Motorsports The Champ Car World Series will return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2008, leaving the streets of San Jose after a three-year run on that temporary circuit. College sports Freshman John Lim, a former South Torrance High player, finished 12th in the Saint Mary’s Invitational golf tournament at Pebble Beach to lead Loyola Marymount to a 10th-place finish in the 18-team event. ETC.: Katie Larkin converted a penalty kick as BYU defeated Long Beach State’s women’s soccer team, 1-0, in Provo, Utah. The 49ers fell to 2-3 with their third straight one-goal loss.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS

first_imgWell after a very busy Monday we are coming to you this Tuesday morning and we are still reveling in the joy of the great Donegal win at the weekend, so we have decided to drop the heels for football boots and dawn our Donegal Jerseys to show our support to our Ulster Champs and of course the requested song for this week without doubt has to be ‘Hills of Donegal’ so join in and sing along http://www.facebook.com/mediabox?ref=ts and with special thanks to Brain McCormick Sports  for supplying us with our fantastic jerseys!Last week Gallaghers Bakery continued dish out the ‘dough’ with another winner announced, congratulations to Mary Maguire from Derrybeg who managed to Grab herself a Grand in the Gallaghers White Sliced Pan, Mary purchased her lucky loaf in Gallaghers Shop Derrybeg. Another winner will be announced this week so don’t’ forget to pick up a loaf.In the Media Box office we love to support good news and if this isn’t good news I don’t know what is…. After two months of dedicated car washing, bag packing, tea mornings, table quizzes, bonanza draws, football matches and much more the Kavanagh’s SuperValu 30,000 pledge in aid of the Hospice is now in sight. There were many happy faces across all four Kavanagh’s SuperValu stores this week as the staggering current total of 9,760.75euro raised was announced. Well I hope we have managed to spread some joy on this dull Tuesday Morning with our good news stories, tune in next week for more!Until next week…. keep running in heels! The Media Box Team.MEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: July 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

TWIN-TASTIC! DONEGAL FAMILY STORM IRISH WORLD DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS!

first_imgWhat a week it has been for the Shevlin twins from Letterkenny.Niamh and Gavin Shevlin celebrate in Montreal.Gavin and sister Niamh, 18, both headed to Montreal to compete in the Irish Dancing World Championships.And both well and truly did the business. Gavin came 1st and Naomh came 10th.Parents Michael and Gerlyn, from Bomany, also traveled with their children. Proud is not the word!Congrats to all the Shevlins.Niamh and Gavin with their proud parents.TWIN-TASTIC! DONEGAL FAMILY STORM IRISH WORLD DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS! was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Australia World Cup team guide – fixtures, kits, key player, probable line-up

first_imgHe’s won 34 caps for his country, scoring five goals, including a free-kick on his debut against Guam back in 2012. Despite featuring a handful of times for Australia before the 2015 Asian Cup, he was not selected for the squad which eventually won the tournament on home soil. However, he rose to incredible prominence under Postecoglou towards the end of the year, and has been a key Socceroos performer since then.Mooy has no real weaknesses to his game which makes him a fine player to build a team around, and he should also be on set pieces in Russia, meaning much of Australia’s attacking play will go through the Huddersfield man.ONE TO WATCHCroatia-born Milos Degenek made his debut for Australia in a friendly against England prior to Euro 2016, having enjoyed a solid season with 1860 Munich in the 2. Bundesliga. A versatile defensive-minded player, Degenek’s strongest positions are defensive midfield – where he played for 1860 – and centre-back – the position he has primarily played for Australia; he is also comfortable on the right side of defence.Under Van Marwijk Degenek has played every minute in central defence, and with the Dutch coach choosing a more defensive set-up than Postecoglou, it could lead to some standout performances by the 24-year-old. Nine of his 17 Australia caps came in qualifying so he is clearly trusted at the highest level, and fine performances from Degenek could earn him a move back to Europe, having left Munich for Yokohama F. Marinos of Japan last January.Degenek joined the club to keep his international status alive as he had fallen out of the first-team picture at 1860, and he enjoyed a fine debut campaign with Yokohama, being named in the J.League Young Players’ Best XI for the 2017 season.FIXTURESSaturday, June 16: FRANCE v Australia (Kazan Arena, Kazan) – kick-off 11:00Thursday, June 21: DENMARK v Australia (Samara Arena, Samara) – kick-off 13:00Tuesday, June 26: Australia v PERU (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi) – kick-off 15:00KITS 4 RECORD IN QUALIFYINGAustralia had one of the longest qualifying campaigns of any nation at the World Cup, having to progress through three rounds and then an intercontinental play-off just to book their place in Russia.They eased their way out of their group in round two, but found things much tougher in round three; though the Socceroos only lost one game, they finished third and had to play-off against the third placed team from the other group. Syria were their opponents and Australia required extra time to progress through 3-2 on aggregate, before having a more comfortable time of it against Honduras in the inter-continental qualifier.A 0-0 draw in Honduras was followed up by a 3-1 home win to finally confirm Australia’s place at the finals; captain Jedinak netted a hat-trick in the Sydney showpiece.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSTwo matches have been planned by Australia as they prepare for the World Cup, both of which will be played in Europe. The Socceroos visit Austra to face the Czech Republic, before ending their World Cup warm up against Hungary in Budapest.BASE CAMPHC Ak Bars Training Base, KazanPROBABLE LINE-UPtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 4 It’s Australia’s fifth World Cup and talkSPORT.com takes an in-depth look at the Group C nation.MANAGERThe man who guided Australia through their entire qualifying campaign, Ange Postecoglou, left after the Socceroos booked their place in Russia and was replaced by Bert van Marwijk. The Dutchman was available having failed to agree a new contract with Saudi Arabia despite successfully leading them to Russia – finishing above Australia in their group to claim the final automatic promotion spot.The 65-year-old was in charge of the Netherlands when they finished runners-up at the 2010 World Cup, and he has also worked at clubs in Germany and his native Netherlands.He has taken charge of just four matches since being appointed by Australia, a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Norway, a 0-0 draw with Colombia, a resounding 4-0 win over the Czech Republic and, most recently, a 2-1 victory over Hungary. The biggest change Van Marwijk has made since taking up the reins is replacing Postecoglou’s attacking 3-4-2-1 system with a more traditional 4-2-3-1.CAPTAINAston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak was named Australia captain in 2014 and he wore the armband at that year’s World Cup and the 2015 Asian Cup, which the Socceroos won with a defeat of South Korea in the final. The 33-year-old missed the Confederations Cup last summer, but featured in ten of Australia’s qualifying matches for the World Cup, scoring an impressive return of ten goals.His most important strikes came in the inter-continental play-off against Honduras, with Jedinak netting a hat-trick in the second leg to secure a 3-1 aggregate victory which booked Australia’s place in Russia.With 75 caps to his name, Jedinak is one of the veterans in Van Marwijk’s squad, and he is a well-known figure on these shores having played for Crystal Palace between 2011 and 2017, before joining Villa, whom he still currently represents.KEY PLAYERAaron Mooy enters the World Cup on the back of a fine campaign at the heart of Huddersfield Town’s midfield. The 27-year-old joined the Terriers on a permanent deal last summer following a season on loan from Manchester City, for whom he never represented at professional level.last_img read more

Veteran fiscal officer named to finance post

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The $131,412-a-year position requires Senate confirmation. In a related move, Schwarzenegger named Vincent Brown as chief deputy director of the Department of Finance. Brown, 53, is a Democrat who recently served as chief operating officer for state Controller Steve Westly, who has announced his bid to challenge Schwarzenegger in next year’s gubernatorial election. His position pays $129,432 a year and does not require Senate confirmation. On Wednesday, the governor appointed Susan Kennedy, a Democrat and an aide to former Gov. Gray Davis, as his chief of staff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday named veteran fiscal officer Mike Genest as the state’s director of the Department of Finance, the second high-profile appointment the governor has made in as many days. Genest, 58, replaces Tom Campbell, who has returned to his post as dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Campbell had been on leave for several weeks before the Nov. 8 special election, traveling the state to promote Proposition 76. The spending cap initiative was one of four Schwarzenegger proposals rejected by voters. A Republican, Genest was a member of former Gov. Pete Wilson’s administration and spent most of the past year as undersecretary for the Health and Human Services Agency. He also has served as chief deputy director of the Department of Finance and as fiscal adviser to Senate Republicans. “Mike’s decades of experience in state government as a budget professional qualify him uniquely to serve as my director of finance,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “Over the past two years, we have successfully worked to balance our state budget and reduce our debt without raising taxes. I look forward to working with Mike and the Legislature to build upon this foundation and rebuild California.” last_img read more

Sea Team Twist Bow Wired Headbands Scarf Wrap Hair Accessory Hairband – The colors and style are just what I want.

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‘One more JJP Minister in next Cabinet expansion’

first_imgHaryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday said that Jannayak Janta Party will get one more ministerial berth in the next Cabinet expansion and the party’s other legislators will also get major responsibilities. Mr. Chautala, who was speaking to journalists in Sirsa, said that the decision of State government to empower the village panchayat to ban the sale of liquor in its jurisdiction will show revolutionary results in the coming days. “It’s just the beginning of a new era and the government will ensure unprecedented development in Haryana,” he said. Panel for CMPResponding to the common minimum programme, the Deputy Chief Minister said that all development works which had been announced will be completed and a committee has been set up for the purpose. Mr. Chautala said the committee will prepare a road map to give further impetus to the announcements of the common minimum programme.Hitting out at the Opposition, he said the State government has procured more paddy than its target.last_img read more

PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Philippines was hoping for a win that would have given the team a lighter semifinal opponent but will now have to deal with Thailand, which experts have tagged as the gold favorite in this event.But the Filipinos continue to hold on to hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We can never tell, the ball is round,” said PH coach Francis Vicente. “We tend to play better when we are up against the wall.”Vietnam overcame the Philippines’ tough stand in the first and third sets to score the victory and set up a semifinal duel with Indonesia. Alyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team must now take the road it had hoped to avoid in the semifinals.The Nationals are now headed to a semifinal showdown against world-class Thailand after absorbing a stinging 26-24, 25-12, 25-23 defeat to Vietnam Friday at MITEC Hall 11.ADVERTISEMENT Vietnam, the 2015 SEA Games silver winner, relied on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, who had 14 points and team captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa, who made 11.Alyssa Valdez topscored with 11 points, while Jaja Santiago added 10. Jovelyn Gonzaga had seven, and Aby Marano five. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Arellano pulls rug from under St. Benilde, ends four-game skid Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Vietnamese will face Indonesia in the other group that Thailand swept. Semis is on Saturday.“Everybody played well. We fought well except in the second set,” said Vicente.Down by two sets, the star-studded Philippines stormed to a 16-12 lead in the third but soon encountered problems in service receives and failed to close out the frame.“We should be happy with the result, they did their best but in the second set I don’t know what happened,” bared the mentor.“We lost by a big margin and I was surprised because we used the same combinations,” he said. “In the third set we changed, it clicked but we couldn’t sustain it.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more