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Bank Machine chooses 30 charities to benefit from ATM giving

first_imgBank Machine chooses 30 charities to benefit from ATM giving Ron Delnevo, managing director of Bank Machine, is confident that the scheme can raise millions of pounds for charities.Jim Swindells, the Stroke Association’s director of fundraising said: “The current economic climate has affected us like most other charities and the funds raised will help ensure we can reach out to and support many more people whose lives are affected by stroke.” The successful charities are:Northern England* Tram Shed Theatre Company* Northumberland Wildlife Trust* Impact Family services* People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)* Macmillan* Sue RyderSouthern England* Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children* Young Dementia UK* St Mungo’s* Naomi House and Jacksplace (Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust)* Anti-Slavery International* Woodland TrustNorthern Ireland* Age Northern Ireland* ECF Links* Mencap* Action on Hearing Loss* Samaritans* Make a Wish FoundationScotland* Down’s Syndrome Scotland* Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre* Visibility* Dyslexia Action* Marine Conservation Society* Stroke AssociationWales* Cardiff Foodbank* Llamau* Wales Air Ambulance* Whizz-Kidz* RSPB* Tagged with: ATM giving corporate Technology Howard Lake | 22 October 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Cash machine operator Bank Machine has announced the 30 charities that will benefit from its ATM Giving initiative.Users of the 4,000 or so machines across the UK will be given an option to donate money to one of the charities. The charities were selected from over 500 applications by an independent panel after the ATM Giving scheme was announced in October 2011.Each cashpoint will list six charity beneficiaries, with each region presenting six different charities. For example, the Stroke Association is listed on Bank Machine’s ATMs in Scotland. People can donate from £5 to £300. Advertisement  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Pasadena Man Who Killed His Stepmother in 1986 Admits to Slaying of Retired Doctor in East Los Angeles

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Timothy Chavira Image courtesy California Dept of Corrections and RehabilitationA Pasadena man who was released on parole less than three years ago for the fatal beating and stabbing of his stepmother in 1986 admitted Monday to stabbing and strangling a retired gynecologist in her East Los Angeles home last year, authorities said.Timothy Chavira, 57, pleaded guilty to murder for the Dec. 7, 2019, and also admitted the special curcumstance of having a prior murder conviction, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.“Chavira was immediately sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole as a result of the plea,” district attorney’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.He used a “sharp object” to stab Editha Cruz de Leon, 76, at her home in the 3900 block of North Van Horne Avenue in East Los Angeles, Santiago said.De Leon died from “sharp force injuries and strangulation,” according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner records.Police identified Chavira as a suspect and tracked him down in Pasadena about two weeks later, officials said. A motive in the killing was not available.Chavira was released on parole in July of 2017 after serving nearly three decades in prison for the beating and stabbing death of his stepmother, Laurie Ann Chavira, in 1986.Victim impact statements are scheduled for July 20 in the Los Angeles branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court. Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Public Safety Pasadena Man Who Killed His Stepmother in 1986 Admits to Slaying of Retired Doctor in East Los Angeles By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 | 1:51 pm Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News last_img read more

Un Secretary-General says use in chemical weapons in Syria constitute crimes against humanity

first_img WhatsApp Un Secretary-General says use in chemical weapons in Syria constitute crimes against humanity Pinterest Google+ News The UN Secretary-General says the use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity”.Ban Ki-Moon’s sending a senior diplomat to investigate allegations of a gas attack that killed more than 1-thousand people on Wednesday.Meanwhile, UNICEF and the UNHCR says over one million children have now fled the conflict. Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleTwo-year-old boy drowns in Co WaterfordNext article100,000 mortgage holders now falling behind on repayments News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – August 23, 2013 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

Fires explode in the West burning homes, prompting evacuations

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least three dozen large uncontained wildfires are burning in the western U.S.Over the weekend, gusty winds and bone dry conditions spread the fires in Colorado and Utah.The Cameron Peak fire in Colorado is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history burning 203,253 acres and is 62% contained with evacuations issued.The Calwood Fire in Colorado is 8,788 acres and is 15% contained with evacuations also issued.The Lefthand Canyon Fire in Colorado is 312 acres and there were evacuations on Sunday.The Range Fire in Utah is at least 3,000 acres and containment is currently unknown with evacuations issued.On Monday, it will continue to be bone dry with gusty winds near 30 mph or higher and gusty winds will increase Tuesday and into Wednesday for the Rockies and the fire zone.Rain is not forecast for Colorado and Utah until this weekend.Meanwhile, to the north and east of the fires, from Montana into Michigan, a possible October snowstorm is developing and some areas could see near a half a foot of snow.Even the Twin Cities could see a few inches of early season snow on Tuesday.In the northern Rockies, the highest elevations could see more than 6 inches of snow.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMS Portland visits South Georgia

first_img January 16, 2017 Royal Navy frigate visits British overseas territory of South Georgia View post tag: South Georgia Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland recently spent three days patrolling the remote island chain of South Georgia within her nine-month deployment.The British overseas territory lies about 850 miles from the Falklands and just 900 miles from the northernmost tip of Antarctica and receives regular visits from Royal Navy vessels.Patrol ship HMS Clyde called in last year to provide reassurance and support to the small population and British Antarctic Survey scientists.HMS Portland is in the closing weeks of a nine-month deployment which began in the Gulf and Indian Ocean, joining in the international naval effort dealing with terrorism, piracy and drug-running.After a month in South Africa to break up the lengthy period away and carry out maintenance on the ship, the frigate resumed her patrols, this time in the South Atlantic and briefly in the Pacific, flying the flag for the country and British industry in Chile.During the first day of their stay in South Georgia sailors climbed Foxtail Peak. On the second day, they anchored in Fortuna Bay where crew decided to open the world’s most southerly pizza take-away. On the flight deck. With outside temperatures hovering at zero.The final stop of the brief visit was Cumberland East Bay and South Georgia’s ‘capital’, the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken.At nearby King Edward Point crew met the British Antarctic Survey team and offered them a tour of the frigate.Upon sailing, the ship’s company posed for a photo in front of the world-famous Nordenskjold Glacier. The youngest sailor, Engineering Technician Matthew Jeacock, who turned 18 over Christmas, had the honour of posing on top of the 4.5in gun. View post tag: HMS Portland Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy frigate visits British overseas territory of South Georgia View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more

Retracing Romer’s footsteps

first_imgThe mood was celebratory on a remote, rock-strewn beach in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Stephanie Pierce and her paleontology team had uncovered a fossilized jaw measuring more than a foot and were snapping selfies when they were struck by a question.“Oh, my God, how are we going to get this out?” Pierce said, laughing.Gap in the fossil recordThe curator of vertebrate paleontology at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and assistant professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology was in Nova Scotia after winning a Putnam Expedition Grant to walk in the footsteps of Alfred Romer, a Harvard paleontologist and biologist for much of the 20th century who specialized in vertebrate evolution.An entire era of the fossil record is named after Romer, who identified the unexplained scarcity in tetrapod fossils from the early Carboniferous Period, when animals first crawled out of the ocean and walked on four legs. “Romer’s gap” spans the period 360-345 million years ago, and to this day remains a mystery.,Clues in old field notesGuided by detailed field notes from Romer’s 1956 expedition combing Nova Scotia — the only site besides Scotland where terrestrial fossils from this period have been found — the group set out in June to retrace his steps and probe the area with fresh eyes. They hit three main areas: Parrsboro, Blue Beach, and Sydney.Erosion from decades of waves crashing ashore had altered the topography, but some things hadn’t changed since 1956. Romer’s notes contained a business card from an inn where his team had stayed, so in the spirit of tradition, Pierce’s crew slept there, too. All members of the 2017 team also kept detailed field notes from their expedition, which will be archived alongside Romer’s at Harvard for future reference.,‘Racing against the tide’The team moved quickly each day along the rugged coast Romer had studied.“The tide goes out, and you have a window of about six hours before it comes back in,” Pierce said. “And it comes in fast! About 10 vertical feet every hour.”When they found fossils, there was little time to waste before they had to haul the heavy rocks back to their base, “bruised and battered, racing against the tide” — the Bay of Fundy has the world’s highest, with waves cresting up to 50 feet.The group prepares to move a heavy fossil across a rocky beach. Photo by Stephanie PierceThe discovery of a new fossil site spurs celebration. Blake Dickson (from left), Chris Capobianco, Katrina Jones, and Stephanie Pierce. Photo courtesy of Stephanie PierceWorth the weightPierce called the work both “exhilarating and frustrating.”All the highs and lows of fossil hunting were in effect the day they trekked north to an uncharted site and tried to access a remote beach flanked by private property. They sought help from a friendly passerby, who, in a stroke of luck, happened to be the harbormaster. Soon she was sweeping them down an unmarked road in her vehicle to a largely unexplored stretch of beach.Pierce remembers spotting “an unusual rock.”“It didn’t even look like it would be a fossil,” she said. But it was. Then they found another one, and another. The jewel was a jaw from a large tetrapod.“The rock didn’t seem to be the type to have fossils in it, but something on the surface made me reach for it and take a closer look,” Pierce said.It took four people four hours to lug the fossils a little less than half a mile. But the slog was worth it.“I think we found something new for Nova Scotia Carboniferous tetrapod evolution,” Pierce said.,Back at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Stephanie Pierce holds one of the early tetrapod fossils discovered during the summer’s expedition. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Financial Management Board approves club budgets

first_imgOne of the most powerful and influential bodies in student government, the Financial Management Board is starting its new term under the leadership of 2015-2016 Student Union treasurer and chairwoman Janie Goodson.New Financial Management Board member and Junior Class Council treasurer Mason Zurovchak said the board has a wide range of responsibilities that many students are unaware of, even though the board’s activities have a large impact on campus life.Under the Student Union Constitution, members of the Financial Management Board Student are the Student Union treasurer, the Student Union Policy Branch controller, the Student Union Board controller, the Hall Presidents’ Council treasurer, the Club Coordination Council controller, the Judicial Council president, the Student Business board manager, every Class Council treasurer, the Off-Campus Council president and two members of Student Senate.Zurovchak said many board members are pursuing studies related to their roles on the board, including majors in finance, accounting and economics. However, he said this not a requirement for membership on the board.Zurovchak said the primary job of the Financial Management Board is to review and approve the budgets of every club, which they do in the winter and in the spring. The board can approve the full amount requested, allocate less than that amount or, in rare cases, deny funding altogether.In addition to scrutinizing the annual club budgets, the Financial Management Board reviews large individual expenditures.“Anytime any club on campus wants to spend more than $5,000, whether it’s their money or anyone else’s, we look over the proposal and what the event is to make sure they’re spending the money responsibly,” Zurovchak said. “We don’t want anyone to waste too much money on an event that doesn’t have any value.”Zurovchak cited the Notre Dame Dance-A-Thon, put on by the Sophomore Class Council on April 10, as an example of a large, expensive event that requires the approval of the Financial Management Board.While these audits comprise the board’s most well-known functions, Zurovchak said the board also has the critical job of managing proceeds from “The Shirt.” Money made from sales of The Shirt goes to a healthcare fund for students who cannot cover their own medical expenses. After the administration filters through and narrows down the pool of claims, the Financial Management Board must approve requests from students who seek help from this fund and examine them based on two criteria: the rarity of the condition, essentially whether or not it would normally be covered by University health care or other common insurance plans, and the financial status of the student and family.In order to preserve the integrity of the process and the confidentiality of students, Zurovchak said full anonymity is maintained, and the boards does not have access to any unnecessarily revealing information.Tags: Financial Management Board, Student Unionlast_img read more

Vermont ranks 12th lowest poverty rate

first_imgStateTotalPoverty Rate %New Hampshire110,0968.6Maryland559,9379.9Connecticut348,88110.1New Jersey883,64310.2Alaska76,85011Virginia865,74611.1Hawaii146,92311.1Wyoming62,63611.4Massachusetts724,84511.4Minnesota595,48511.5Delaware104,45611.9Vermont74,72012.4North Dakota81,17612.5Iowa368,96512.5Nebraska224,53012.6Maine169,07613.1Wisconsin731,56413.2Colorado651,74413.2Utah362,68913.3Pennsylvania1,645,09713.4Kansas374,67713.5Washington890,25113.5Illinois1,732,12913.8Rhode Island143,13214.1South Dakota114,79814.6Nevada393,60514.8New York2,840,56415Montana146,25715.2United States46,215,95615.3Indiana960,40215.3Missouri888,47115.3Idaho244,00915.8California5,785,03615.8Ohio1,771,40415.8Oregon596,64915.8Florida3,048,62116.5Michigan1,614,11016.7Oklahoma613,06716.8North Carolina1,618,59717.4Arizona1,105,07517.6Tennessee1,102,64317.8Texas4,411,27317.9Georgia1,698,00418South Carolina813,93918.1West Virginia327,45918.2Arkansas529,71018.7District of Columbia107,27918.8Louisiana831,51218.8Kentucky796,20818.9Alabama883,07818.9New Mexico400,77919.8Mississippi644,15622.4 US Census Bureau. 11.29.2011 NamePoverty Estimate All AgesPoverty Percent All AgesPoverty Estimate Under Age 18Poverty Percent Under Age 18Median Household Income $Vermont74,72012.420,03615.949,393Addison County4,10912.01,06714.651,967Bennington County4,89413.81,56121.247,161Caledonia County4,83316.11,43121.840,219Chittenden County17,28911.83,66411.956,016Essex County1,08217.231726.534,947Franklin County5,61411.91,79315.551,296Grand Isle County5658.120514.854,907Lamoille County3,17913.389616.647,994Orange County3,54312.51,01917.348,008Orleans County4,47617.01,37624.436,515Rutland County7,78913.21,93116.743,600Washington County6,16110.81,68714.051,334Windham County5,53312.81,54818.143,045Windsor County5,65410.21,53914.048,804New Hampshire110,0968.630,48110.860,917United States46,215,95615.315,749,12921.650,046 Vermont’s poverty rate ranked 12th in the nation at 12.4 percent, or among a large group of second tier states, according to a US Census Bureau report issued today. New Hampshrie was best in the nation and led the usual group of mid-Atlantic and New England states with the lowest poverty rates. The Southeast and Southwest US again had the highest rates.Between 2007 and 2010, the poverty rate for school-age children showed a statistically significant increase in about 20 percent of counties across the United States, according to US Census Bureau estimates for income and poverty in 2010 for every county and school district. In Vermont, Grand Isle County had the loest rate (see graph); Essex and Orleans counties had the highest rates. In all, 653 counties saw a significant increase in poverty for children ages 5 to 17 in families and eight counties saw a significant decrease over the period. A similar analysis of median household income showed 735 counties with a significant decrease over the 2007 to 2010 period and 78 counties with a significant increase. The 2010 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) data are available for 3,142 counties and nearly 14,000 Title I-eligible school districts. The data represent the only current, single-year income and poverty estimates available for all sizes of counties and school districts. These estimates are released annually; however, 2007 was chosen for comparison because it was a pre-recessionary year. The 2010 estimates also show that about one-third (1,011) of counties had school-age poverty rates significantly above the national poverty rate of 19.8 percent and 851 counties had rates significantly below. Among the 1,306 counties with total population less than 20,000, 73 counties were significantly above 30 percent poverty for school-age children in 2010. There were 48 counties above 30 percent in 2007. SAIPE also provides county and state estimates for the total number of people in poverty, the number of children under 5 in poverty (for states only), the number of children 5 to 17 in families in poverty, the number of children under 18 in poverty and median household income. School district estimates from SAIPE, produced for the Department of Education to implement provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, are available for the total population, the number of children 5 to 17 and the number of children 5 to 17 in families in poverty. This release includes publication of the 2010 SAIPE Highlights Document, which presents SAIPE statistical trends and explains the sources and approach. Also available is an interactive mapping tool ( is external)), allowing access to the county and school district statistics by selecting the geographic area for display, as well as thematic maps for all concepts available from SAIPE 2010 and 2009. More information can be obtained from the SAIPE main page, .    SAIPE combines the latest American Community Survey data with aggregate data from federal tax information, administrative records on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation, 2000 and 2010 Census statistics and annual population estimates. These statistics, sponsored by the US Department of Education, are used as one of the criteria to allocate federal funds to local educational agencies. In addition, state and local programs use these statistics for distributing funds and managing school programs.Table 1: 2010 Poverty and Median Income Estimates – Counties                            Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch                             Release date: 11.2011last_img read more

Bids for Egypt solar project come in under ¢3/kWh

first_imgBids for Egypt solar project come in under ¢3/kWh FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company is currently reviewing six bids for the 200 MW Kom Ombo solar PV project including two bids both of which were below the $0.03 mark, causing an immediate publicity campaign from the two companies involved, Spanish solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Saudi energy giant ACWA Power.On Tuesday, PV Magazine reported that Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) had issued a press release revealing the details of the 200 MW solar energy tender for the Kom Ombo solar PV project which is estimated to be worth $525 million and will be constructed in the Aswan Governorate in the south of the country.At the time, FRV confirmed that it had submitted the lowest bid price of $0.02791 per kWh, followed by ACWA Power with $0.02799 per kWh, and the third lowest offer was offered by Norway’s Scatec Solar at $0.03045 per kWh.Three other bidders were also involved, including three consortiums made up of the consortia EDF-Marubeni-El Sewedy, Engie-Orascom, and Actis-Enerpal, with bids of $0.0315 per kWh, $0.034, and $0.035 per kWh, respectively, according to the Daily News Egypt.However, a day later PV Magazine had to update their story after Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power announced, via a statement to the magazine, that “Hassan Amin, the regional manager of ACWA Power Egypt, declared that ACWA Power offered a price of $0.02799 at the very beginning, then it submitted a discount letter to reach the lowest price – $0.02752.”The fierce competition for Egypt’s solar market is good news as the global solar industry continues to evolve and shift away from traditional juggernauts and new countries looking to build up their store of low-cost renewable energy join the fray.More: Egypt 200 MW solar tender boasts sub-$0.03 bidslast_img read more

The American Dream: Pump Tracks and IPA’s

first_imgI’m not sure when pump tracks were “invented,” but I think I’ve always wanted one in my backyard. Like, before I ever had a backyard. Before I rode bikes. Maybe from birth. My desire for a pump track was more like a primal urge, akin to the drive to eat small animals and procreate.A dirty playground that I can ride in circles, in my own yard.And it only took me 10 years to convince my wife building a pump track was a good idea. Actually my son convinced her. He’s six and obsessed with bikes. Working together, we broke her down until finally she said okay. “But you’ll keep it small?” It was posed as a question but I knew from experience it was not a question. I could build a pump track, but it would be a tiny pump track. I think I started digging before she finished her pseudo question.Sometimes when you dream about something for so long, and then it finally happens, that thing cannot possibly live up to the anticipation and hype you’ve built up in your head. Like, I grew up as a red blooded American boy in the ’80s and ’90s, so I dreamt of two things and only two things: Elle Macpherson, and a Russian invasion that forced me and the rest of my soccer team to fight guerrilla style for freedom. What can I say? It was a simpler time.Now, I know that if Russia did invade or if I did get to take Elle Macpherson to the Olive Garden, it probably wouldn’t be that great.The pump track, on the other hand, is totally living up to its expectations. My son rides it constantly and has friends over to ride it too. This is great because instead of bothering me for snacks or Band-Aids, they ride bikes. In circles. On dirt.Speaking selfishly, the pump track has completely changed my life. The track itself is nothing outrageous, mind you—a couple of tight berms and some rollers in between—but it’s fun. During the day, I take work breaks and knock out 15-minute shred sessions. When the kids get home from school, we ride it together. I’ll knock out a couple of quick loops while I’m cooking on the grill, or taking the trash out. And it’s given me a whole new concept of “Happy Hour.” A small cooler of beer and a couple of buddies, and we have an hour of entertainment.My latest pump track session was enhanced by Missile IPA from Champion Brewing. This is my first beer from the Charlottesville-based Champion. You gotta respect a brewery that calls themselves “Champion” right out of the gate. Missile is a solid IPA, not as sweet and citrusy as some others in this category—it leans more on the pine side of things, and has a really nice drying effect when all is said and done. I’m excited to dig into more styles from this brewery. I have their Kolsch sitting in my beer fridge right now. My beer fridge that sits maybe 25 feet from my pump track. If that’s not the American Dream, I don’t know what is.last_img read more