Caricom hails West Indies men, women

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC: CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque has congratulated the West Indies women and men’s teams for winning the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday. Ambassador LaRocque says the victories are evidence that the people of the region have the ability to lead the world, not just compete. The West Indies women defeated the defending champions Australia to win the Women’s World T20 title for the first time, while the men crushed England a few hours later to become the first team to win the men’s World T20 title twice. “Once again, the West Indies cricketers have brought glory to our region,” said LaRocque. “I congratulate the women and men’s teams on their victories in the International Cricket Council World T20 competitions, which demonstrated their ability to overcome the challenges they faced.” LaRocque also praised the teams’ coaching and support staff, noting that their hard work ensured that the players maintained their focus. He also expressed the hope that the victories including the Under-19 World Cup captured by West Indies earlier this year, will inspire the region’s youth in particular. “I also want to congratulate the teams’ coaching staff for their efforts. The teamwork and team spirit in both teams were evident throughout the competition as the hard work of the coaching and support staff ensured that the players, very well led by the captains, kept their focus on the ultimate goal,” he said. “These triumphs underscored the fact that our people have the ability, not only to compete, but to lead the world.”last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Cisse’s late Newcastle double saves Pardew’s job

first_img1 Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse celebrates scoring against Hull Newcastle substitute Papiss Cisse hit a late brace to go a long way to saving Alan Pardew’s job as the Magpies drew 2-2 with Hull at St James’ Park.Nikica Jelavic’s sensational overhead kick and Mohamed Diame’s blockbuster strike looked to have sealed the Toon Army manager’s fate until the Senegalese striker came on.A planned protest from Newcastle fans on five minutes received a mixed response with only a minority holding aloft ‘Sack Pardew’ signs and many choosing to back the team on the pitch.And their support was rewarded with a bright start from the hosts as Emmanuel Riviere, Remy Cabella and Jack Colback all went close.Crucially though, every opportunity fashioned by the Tyneside outfit had little confidence or conviction, something which was not lacking in a Hull side that is on a high under Geordie boss Steve Bruce.And that was typified by Tigers forward Jelavic, who buried an incredible bicycle kick from 15 yards, following some shoddy defending which allowed the Croatian a sight of goal.Diame then doubled the visitors’ tally with an incredible 25 yard effort that kissed the post on the way in, and that was just the ammunition Newcastle fans needed to begin howling their derision and launch into furious songs at both Pardew and the watching owner Mike Ashley.It looked like there was no way back for the hosts, but Cisse, back after five months out injured, offered some hope when he lashed in a strike at Allan McGregor’s near post on 73 minutes.And then with just three minutes remaining, Pardew breathed a huge sigh of relief and gave it a huge fist pump as the striker struck again, tapping in from Yoan Gouffran’s nod down. But in truth, the former West Ham boss still remains under scrutiny after a result which only papers over the cracks on Tyneside.Elsewhere, three goals in as many madcap minutes totally destroyed Aston Villa as Arsenal and Mesut Ozil, in particular, answered their critics in style.A rejuvenated Villa started brightly and should have gone ahead through excellent opportunities from Fabian Delph and Ciaran Clark, but on both occasions Wojciech Szczesny bailed out the visitors.Ozil had been panned for his poor performance in the insipid Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund in midweek, but at Villa Park he was the Gunners’ key man.The German, restored to his favoured no.10 position, was slipped through by Danny Welbeck and he coolly rolled the ball past Brad Guzan to give Arsene Wenger’s side a barely deserved lead.Less than a minute later the club record signing turned provider for the England striker, playing in a delicious cross for Welbeck to sidefoot hard and high into the net.And Villa Park was left totally speechless when just two minutes after the first goal they were suddenly three down when Aly Cissokho turned the a low cross into his own net with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lurking behind him, ready to do the same.The second half was a bit of a non-event for both sides as Arsenal evidently eased up and Villa struggled to fashion any real opportunities.Meanwhile, at Swansea, Wilfried Bony’s unnecessary first half red card cost his side any chance of earning three points as Southampton won 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.The Ivorian, who moments earlier had seen a header cleared off the line, received his second yellow after recklessy going through the back of Maya Yoshida.Prior to that the Jacks had been the far more dangerous as Wayne Routledge rattled the bar with an excellent effort.But Bony’s red card changed the game and allowed Southampton to control the rest of the tie and finally find a deserved winner on 80 minutes when substitute Victor Wanyama hammered the ball home.Finally, Burnley and Sunderland shared the spoils in a dour goalless draw that proved to be more of a battle of attrition than anything.Both sides failed to create much but late on Ashley Barnes hit the bar for the Clarets, while Patrick van Aanholt did similarly for the visitors when he rattled the woodwork.last_img read more

Lineker on Rooney, Tottenham and England’s future

first_imgListen again to the Gary Lineker’s exclusive interview on the Sports Bar.The legendary striker joins Andy Goldstein for an hour and a half to discuss the form of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.He also, amongst many things, discusses Tottenham’s start to the season and their ability to compete with the Premier League’s elite.And Lineker also looks at England and the future of Roy Hodgsons’ Three Lions following the FA commission’s proposal to bring in B teams for selected clubs.last_img

Liverpool FC are the butt of the internet’s Back To The Future Day jokes

first_img1 Back To The Future Day In case you’ve been living under a rock – which is more stone age than 2015 – you should be aware that today is ‘Back To The Future Day’.October 21 2015 was the date in the future that Marty McFly travelled to in Back To The Future Part II, as he leapt forward from the 1980s.Now we’ve actually arrived at that 2015 landmark, the internet has been awash with Back To The Future-themed chat and jokes, and as Liverpool FC were kings of English football back in the 1980s, the Reds have been the subject of most of the football-related jokes.Check out a selection, below…last_img


first_imgDonegal tax defaulters were given more than €175k in fines and tax settlements to Tax and Customs since the start of the year, it was announced today.The businesses were amongst 21 individuals and firms featured in the Irish Revenue’s latest quarterly list of tax defaulters.William Derek Long, a steel supplier from Trentabouy, Ballybofey, paid €57,845 after underdeclaring VAT. O’Cofaigh Construction Ltd., a plant hire and construction company in Malin Head, agreed a total settlement of €84,459 for underdeclaring relevant contracts.Trevor Clarke, the operator of a Lifford amusement arcade, was fined €1,250 for failing to lodge income tax returns.Other firms and individuals fined for the same offence include DPH Groundworks Ltd., a Lisfannon groundworks contractor (fined €2.5k); Andrew Hetherington, a St Johnstone plant hire operator (fined €2.5k); Firmont Developments Ltd., a Ballyshannon property developer (fined €1.5k); Gary Foy, a Ballybofey, carpenter and company director (fined €1.25k); James Gallagher, a Ballybofey garage proprietor (fined €1.25k); Margaret Gavingan Peach, a Ballyshannon graphic designer (fined €1.25k); Gary Gillespie, a Ballyshannon haulier (fined €2.5k); Haulwest Transport Ltd., a Ballyshannon haulier (€2.5k); M&N Groundworks, a Falcarragh plant hire firm (€2.5k); and David Porter, a Castlefin farmer (fined €2.5k).J&S Black Ltd. were fined €2.5k euro for alcohol smuggling. Sean McDonagh, the Donegal businessman behind the Railway Tavern-Fire Boxgrill in Fahan, was fined €633 euro for not holding a current liquor licence.The same fine was imposed on James Cushnan of Paddy Mor’s in Kerrykeel; Josie Murray of Josie’s Bar, Letterkenny; Francie O’Donnell of The Markethouse, Ballyshannon; and Valbenish Investments Ltd., of Sean Óg’s, Ballyshannon.Petrol station Ivan Lapsley’s Fuel Station, Killea, was fined €2,500 for failing to hold a current mineral oil licence and Letterkenny hairdressing and beauty salon proprietor Sharon McGee was fined €3,500 euro for obstruction in detaining a motor vehicle.TAX DEFAULTERS LIST REVEALED was last modified: June 23rd, 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) Tags:tax defaulters listlast_img read more

Leeds confirm signing of promising teenager

first_img Glen Johnson reveals Saido Berahino’s toxic attitude in brutal five-minute chat Ebere Eze on Millwall rejection, criticism from QPR fans and much more crowd pleasers ‘HORRENDOUS CUT’ not harsh enough impact Most read in Football League EFL appeal against ‘lenient’ Bolton punishment for postponed games Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Guide dog celebrates Leeds’ winning goal in most heartwarming video of the season Davis arrives at Leeds from League Two side Morecambe THE BIG INTERVIEW Awful Leeds freeze season ticket prices… regardless of Premier League promotion center_img Charlton fans rejoice as Duchatelet sells club to Abu Dhabi-based consortium Leeds United have signed Leif Davis from Morecambe, the Championship club have announced.Davis, 18, arrives from the League Two side for an undisclosed fee, and pens a three-year contract with the Elland Road club. The full-back will link up with Leeds’ Under-23 side for the 2018/19 campaign, currently managed by Carlos Corberan.Davis never made a first-team appearance for Morecambe during his time progressing through their academy, having spent two years as a scholar at the Globe Arena.“I’m absolutely buzzing to sign,” Davis told Leeds’ official website upon his move to Elland Road. “It is a privilege to be here and I can’t wait to get started.“It was a great experience to be at a professional club in Morecambe and it has been a stepping stone to get to where I am now, it shows if you put the hard work in, you can get the rewards. for the fans Top 30 football clubs in Britain ranked by average attendance this season watch Forest Green keeper reveals gruesome injury after taking boot to the face REPLY TAKEOVER Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 1 “I was a two year scholar at Morecambe and whilst I didn’t make my debut, I was training with the first team week in week out.“I’m a modern day attacking left back and I love getting forwards, my aim is to play in the first team one day and hopefully I can do well here and progress.“Playing with better players makes you a better player, the facilities at Thorp Arch are amazing and I can’t wait for the season to get underway.”last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Holiday Concert will feature the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. today at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. For tickets, call (661) 362-5304 or visit “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Christmas stories about your favorite characters, 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa will visit Santa’s Elf Camp, 12:30 and 2 p.m., and a performance by the Hart High Holiday Band, 1 p.m. Saturday at Granary Square, located at McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive, Valencia. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. Follow the Star, live Nativity scene, will feature more than 100 actors re-enacting the life of Christ, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today through Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Admission is free. Food or cash donation to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is encouraged. Call (661) 252-0622 or visit Candlelight Christmas concert will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Orchestra and others, 7:30 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Tickets are free but are necessary in order to be seated. Call (661) 296-8737. Cards & Carolers event will feature local high school choirs and cards for people to sign to send to troops overseas, 6-9 p.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Newhall and Walnut avenues, Newhall. Refreshments will be served. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4918. Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its Holiday Dance and Bazaar, 7:30 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801. Pet photos and Christmas cards with Santa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Any combination of people and animals are welcome. Call Pet Assistance at (661) 260-3140. Cowboys and Carols will feature recording artist Christine Ortega and her band, 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the living room at the Hart Mansion at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $25 and the donation of an unwrapped gift for the needy is requested. Call (661) 254-4584. Choir of the Canyons will present a joyous and rhythmic concert featuring four vocal ensembles, a piano bass and drum jazz trio, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit Children’s holiday parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday starting at Lyons and Walnut avenues and ending at Hart Park in Newhall where there will be snow, visits with Santa, refreshments and awards. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4318. International Holidays is a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas with dances from various countries presented by The Gypsy Folk Ensemble, 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Christmas concert will feature the music ministry groups bringing the joy of Christmas through bells, dance and song, 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Puppet show, “Polly Polar Bear and The Prince of the Sea,” will be presented by Swazzle puppeteers, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Holiday stories and craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Children’s Holiday Music Program will feature holiday music performed by children from local elementary schools and performers from Vibe Performing Arts Studios, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 outside the food court entrances at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 298-1220. Holipalooza, a musical variety-show fundraiser, will feature talented local young people, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 799-2702. Living Proof will present a contemporary Christmas concert under the direction of Steve Lively, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Admission is free. Call (661) 296-8737. Shabbat Sounds Friday night service and Hanukkah party, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Christmas in Other Lands story time, 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Holiday celebration for children ages 2-12 will feature crafts, games, a bounce house, prizes and a visit from Santa, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Hanukkah party, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Granary Square shopping center on the corner of Arroyo Park Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Ami. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. Sixth annual holiday show, titled “Enjoying the Holidays,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686 for ticket information. Drive-Through Living Nativity will feature hundreds of costumed actors performing scenes from the birth of Christ, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 18-19 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Family caroling party will meet in the parking lot, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The caravan of singers will provide the gift of song and spread the holiday spirit to surrounding neighborhoods and return to the church around 8 p.m. to warm up with hot beverages and cookies. Call (661) 297-3783. Jam For Jesus will feature some of the top music artists in Southern California playing a variety of styles from pop to rock, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-0622. Animal Christmas story time, 10 a.m. Dec. 24 at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Christmas Eve services with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Christmas Eve service will feature the children’s musical “Once Upon a Night” at 5:30 and 7 p.m.; the adult and youth choirs, bells, dance and candlelight at 9 p.m.; and adult choirs, communion and candlelight at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah Party Havdalah, 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Bring a picnic lunch. Call (661) 255-6410. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail Family Christmas service, 11 a.m. Dec. 25 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want 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

Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back again

first_imgEssential upgrade work at Carndonagh Community Hospital, which was due to start in 2017, has been pushed back by yet again. The project, which was announced more than three years ago, has had no tender documents issued and no contractor appointed.The upgrade was most recently due to start in late 2019 with a completion date of 2021 following written confirmation by the Health Service Executive to the Carndonagh Community Hospital Liaison Group in March. In 2016, Minister Joe McHugh announced funding of €2.6m for the premises under the government’s 2016-21 capital plan in January 2016.Planning permission was later sanctioned for the project in 2017.Residents of Carndonagh Community Hospital were due to move to Buncrana Nursing Unit while the first phase of the upgrade got underway.The Buncrana Nursing Unit was also sanctioned an upgrade but work was due to commence there when upgrade works to Carndonagh Community Hospital had been completed. Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back again was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Google Blocked In China: Another Twist In Their Ongoing Cold War

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#China#Google jon mitchell Just in time for the 18th Communist Party Congress, all Google services have suddenly been blocked in China. Traffic fell off Friday according to the Google Transparency Report.“We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end,” Google said in a statement. So what is wrong, then?Search, Gmail and Maps are all blocked, and searches for Google services are being rerouted via DNS spoofing to another site located in Korea. This blackout kicked in at the outset of the Communist Party Congress, a major event that takes place every ten years at which the government’s new leadership is appointed through a secretive process.While we don’t yet have comment from Chinese officials, the two possibile causes are government restrictions or a doozie of a job by hackers. Given the timing and the extent of the outage, an official intervention seems more likely. Either way, Google’s response will be seen as a test of its character. How much is Google willing to put up with to do business in the Chinese market.Not The First TimeGoogle blockages in China are hardly new. YouTube has been blocked in China since 2009, and other services have been blocked on and off for periods of time, usually surrounding politically sensitive world news events. To keep its other properties up and running, Google agreed to censor its services in accordance with Chinese demands. In 2010, Google finally took a stand, pulling out of mainland China and redirecting users to uncensored results from Hong Kong.It wasn’t an easy decision, though. China’s enormous and growing market is too tempting for an data-driven, ad-supported company like Google to ignore. Even as it was threatening to pull out of the country, it was making deals with Chinese media companies and trying to secure a foothold there. It wasn’t until Chinese hackers started targeting Google users that Google pulled out.But just two years later, this January, Google headed back to China, hiring engineers, salespeople and product managers, building new consumer Web services, and pushing Android in the country’s booming mobile market.What Will Google Do?It will be interesting to see how Google responds to this latest blockade. In 2012, Google has taken great strides to protect its users from state-sponsored attacks, going so far as to create a warning banner for users who are under attack linking to ways for the user to protect his or her account. Google also publishes detailed transparency reports highlighting all government requests for user data as well as disruptions to its traffic around the world.This latest issue will likely add new scrutiny to the search giant’s efforts to balance its global ambitions with geopolitical realities and the need be seen as impartial.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Where is Darjeeling MP, asks Gorkha outfit

first_imgPolitical parties united in carrying the over month-long agitation in the Darjeeling hills demanding the separate State of Gorkhaland appear divided over the role of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP of Darjeeling, S.S. Ahulwalia.Representatives of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) marched to the Darjeeling Sadar Police Station and lodged a missing person complaint for S.S. Ahluwalia. The complaint was registered by G.M. Subba, chief convenor of the GNLF’s Darjeeling unit. “The people of Darjeeling are not aware how our MP, whom we had elected in 2014, is doing. How is he? Where is he? We do not know. Therefore, in the interests of the people, we have lodged a missing person complaint,” Mr. Subba said. Apart from the complaint, posters of Mr. Ahluwalia seeking details about his whereabouts in Nepali were put up at some places in Darjeeling. Prakash Gurung, president of the youth wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), however, came to the defence of the MP.“If a missing person complaint has to be registered, it must be against Bhaichung Bhutia, whom the GNLF supported in the 2014 polls. Our MP is in Delhi and is working for the cause of Gorkhaland,” Mr. Gurung said. Discontent has been brewing in certain political circles over the absence of the MP since the unrest in the hills began on June 8. Mr. Ahluwalia won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Darjeeling with the support of the GJMlast_img read more