Get a Sneak Peek of Jennifer Nettles Before She Makes Headlines in Chicago

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Champions Rangers Begin Trophy Tour

first_imgIn another development, the 2015/2016 NPFL runners up, Rivers United, are set to travel to Madrid, Spain for the 2017 CAF Champions League preparation.Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, announced the trip at a reception for the team at the Government House in Port Harcourt at the weekend.Governor Wike, a Real Madrid fan, explained that the move was geared towards exposing the team to state-of-the-art facilities and international exposure ahead of their maiden expedition in Africa’s premier club competition.“I want Rivers United to win the 2017 CAF Champions League title and to facilitate this, I want to see that our boys are exposed by going for their training outside the country.“The team will go to Madrid because Real Madrid has a culture of winning titles on a consistent basis.“We are proud of you and will do everything to equip you for the CAF Champions League,” Governor Wike said at the reception/dinner in honour of the team.Rivers United finished in second place in last season’s NPFL with 60 points from 36 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers Utd set for Madrid training tourNigeria premier league champions Enugu Rangers will begin a trophy tour tomorrow around the city of Enugu, officials have said.Rangers ended a 32-year wait for a major trophy when they topped the past Nigeria league season.They will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League.The new Nigeria champions are also expected to be feted by the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi with speculations rife they will be rewarded with plots of land and cars.The players are yet to go on break because of the trophy tour, which is also to cover all the local government areas of the state.last_img read more

Circle to square off with the Crusaders on homecoming; South Haven vs. Oxford will be huge

first_imgPoints Andale30140116558 Game’s significance: This is another league game. Wellington can stay in the thick of the league championship with a win here. Game night weather: Dig out the umbrellas. Weather forecasters are predicting a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will hover in the lower 70s for most of the evening. Oct. 11Andaleaway Follow the game: Twitter: Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: Wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow. 2013 season thus far: Wellington:  Circle02004034170 Sept. 20AugustaWellington wins 19-10. Sept. 27CollegiateCollegiate wins 49-21. Sedan2042 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington hopes to get back on the winning track when it hosts Circle Friday night for homecoming weekend… Oxford at South Haven will be a big South-Central Border League and District battle with post-season implications… Conway Springs will get to see the new and improved Wichita Trinity that just toppled Garden Plain last weekend… Series history: Wellington has owned this series in this century, going 11-1. There were a few times when the team played in the 1990s, but the Crusaders owned those games as well. The lone victory for Circle came in 2010, when Oklahoma University lineman Jordan Phillips was a senior.Circle (11-1)2000 – Wellington 35 Circle 02001 – Wellington 34 Circle 72001 – Wellington 35 Circle 7 district2002 – Wellington 45 Circle 02003 – Wellington 33 Circle 72006 – Wellington 7 Circle 32007 – Wellington 21 Circle 02008 – Wellington 33 Circle 82009 – Wellington 23 Circle 182010 – Wellington 19 Circle 382011 – Wellington 57 Circle 192012 – Wellington 36 Circle 12 ••••• Oct. 25Mulvanehome South Haven1119 Oct. 4Circlehome Oct. 18Clearwateraway CONWAY SPRINGS AT WICHITA TRINITY (CJ COMPUTER pick: Conway Springs)On the northwest corner of the county, another Cardinal team is preparing for a big game. Conway Springs will be traveling into Wichita in hopes of crushing the sudden rise of the Trinity Knights.Trinity upset Garden Plain 47-26. Considering the final score, not sure if you could call it an upset. Tyler Burns rushed for a jaw-dropping 379 yards for Trinity. He had touchdowns of 65, 61 and 63 yards. The Conway Springs defense has its work cut out for it.Conway Springs reentered the top five in the Class 3A Varsity Kansas football poll for the first time this season at No. 3. This could be the Cardinals toughest test of the regular season, although Garden Plain is still out there ready to play. Circle:Augusta 33 Circle 20Winfield 29 Circle 7Collegiate 42 Circle 0Andale 66 Circle 7 Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail-Division IV Wellington110.5310.7510193 CIRCLE AT WELLINGTON: Wellington (3-1), Circle (0-4). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. It’s Homecoming night. One of the Duchess candidates will be crowned at halftime: Jaedyn Ledesma, Avery Lewellen, Carlie McComb, Halynn Page, and Kelsey Whaley.The synopsis: Wellington is playing the dreaded homecoming game – the one football contest all high school coaches hate. Everyone expects you to win and yet you are dealing with all the distractions that come with homecoming.Circle isn’t having a banner year having fallen to 0-4. The Thunderbirds have scored two touchdowns in the past three weeks, and its highest scoring game was a 33-20 loss to Augusta.Wellington comes in with a bruised ego, having lost to Wichita Collegiate 49-21. It was a game in which Wellington was tied with Collegiate 21-all midway through the third quarter and then saw things significantly deteriorate in he final 12 minutes.“I don’t know what the answer is,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “I looked at the film and there was nothing that changed except our execution. We weren’t making the blocks and tackles that we were earlier in the game.“I told the players that we coaches can take them so far. But the mental stuff has to come from them.”Outside the second half collapse, Wellington showed that it can play with the best of them. Collegiate didn’t bully Wellington quite like it did the two previous years. Those were mismatches. The Crusaders might have felt last Friday it was a case of letting the game get away from them.Now Wellington must switch gears and play a team it should beat. The Crusaders were huge 36-12 winners in 2012 giving Ryan his first victory as a Wellington coach. That was the game Trevor Nance debuted as a high school quarterback.But Wellington may be improved, but it doesn’t have the luxury of looking past any opponent. Circle, much like Wellington was last year, will come into the game hungry. The Crusaders need to buckle down and get this win, because the schedule gets a lot tougher after Friday. District 1WLPts Clearwater110.5310.7512283 The Topeka Capital-Journal computerized picks: Wellington. Cedar Vale02-42 Central-Burden01-21 STAFFORD AT CALDWELL (CJ COMPUTER pick: Caldwell)The Bluejays are playing a team that is hard to figure. Stafford has either destroyed its opponents, Burrton 48-0 and Hutchinson Christian Center 58-8, or losing to South Barber 48-24. Caldwell, for all its injuries, is still having a respectable season at 2-2. Udall11-12 Augusta120.333130.2569123 Injury situation: Wellington appears to be very healthy. Tyson Hodson, a key lineman for the Crusaders, has been battling sickness as of late. Ryan said he is “questionable” for Friday’s game. Other Sumner County games:OXFORD AT SOUTH HAVEN (CJ COMPUTER pick: South Haven) The playoffs are still four weeks away, but this one is a playoff caliber kind of game. For South Haven, after losing to West Elk in overtime last Friday, this is a rebound week. That’s something the Cardinal football program hasn’t experienced since 2010.“We had a really rough practice on Tuesday, and a much better one on Wednesday,” said David Hughes, South Haven head football coach. “We are approaching this game as if it is a playoff game.”Friday’s South Haven-West Elk game was a good one. The Patriots led 36-14 in the second half when South Haven flipped the switch handed the ball off to J.T. Yunker and rammed the ball down the Patriots throats. South Haven came back to tie the game at 36-all and was driving the length of the field only to fumble at the West Elk 9 in the final two minutes of the game.“We had them on the ropes,” Hughes said. “The West Elk players were hanging their heads. And then we fumbled. That gave them new life and new energy.”West Elk would get into overtime and would win on a two-point conversion. South Haven had a 22-game winning streak snapped.Hughes said South Haven is running the ball from this point forward.“We didn’t pass the ball well at all last Friday night,” Hughes said. “Once we established a running attack, then things improved significantly.” Hughes said he also is worried about his defense.“We’ve been adding all kinds of wrinkles to the defense, but we aren’t getting the job done,” Hughes said. “We aren’t physical enough.”That may not bode well for the Cardinals since Oxford comes in with a physical bunch, Hughes said.Like South Haven, Oxford is smarting from a close SCBL defeat, losing to Udall 34-26. The Eagles held a slim 28-26 lead in the first half in what was an offensive shootout. But in the second half, neither team could score until Udall scored in the fourth.The playoff implications are tremendous. Oxford, Udall, and South Haven are battling it out for second place at the moment. West Elk already has a victory over  Udall and South Haven. Only the top two teams make it to the playoffs. So the winner here, will keep its playoff hopes alive. The other team most likely will be out or in significant amount of trouble as far as post season is concerned.The District standings are as follows: Sept. 6GoddardWellington wins 34-28. BELLE PLAINE AT HAVEN (CJ COMPUTER pick: Haven) Belle Plaine’s 41-12 loss to Bluestem last week was a bummer. But the Dragons have another opportunity for a victory this week. Haven comes into the game 0-4. Overall West Elk2022 League Oct. 31Winfieldaway AV-CTL standings:  TeamWinsLossPct.WinsLossPct.ForAgainst Oxford01-8 Sept. 13ConcordiaWellington wins 27-6. HOPE AT ARGONIA-ATTICA (Argonia homecoming) (CJ COMPUTER pick: Hope)What game would have been played this week had Argonia and Attica not merged their football programs? It would be Argonia vs. Attica. The Hope game was scheduled this spring. Hope comes to the Argonia homecoming sporting a 3-1 record having beat its three opponents by a 164-42 margin including a 50-0 win over Chase and 54-6 win over White City. The A&A Titans are riding a 3-1 record after beating Cunningham last week 42-20. Wichita Collegiate110.5220.514786 8-Man I Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Digicel congratulates ICC U-19 World Cup champions

first_imgDigicel congratulates ICC U-19 World Cup championsPeople usually remember the extraordinary ones – the hard workers and inventors, the movers and shakers. But most of all, they remember the history-makers.Digicel congratulates the members of the West Indies Under-19 cricket team, who have now joined the ranks of the history-makers with their outstanding performance at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.For the past few weeks, the entire region has been focused on the team’s progress throughout the tournament, and its momentous performance has indeed been a source of inspiration and motivation for everyone.In our support for youth and sport development, we constantly repeat the mantra, ‘from grassroots to greatness’, to encourage our young athletes to aim for the highest in all their pursuits. We are sure that this achievement by the team will also serve as encouragement for Caribbean youth who aspire to cricket beyond national borders.On that note, we also extend the heartiest of commendations to our local players Michael Frew, Shahid Crooks and Odean Smith for their outstanding performance, while representing Jamaica. We are especially delighted to see the growth and development of Michael Frew, who was a member of the winning team in the Digicel/ISSA T20 Tournament last year.The success of the team has no doubt set the stage for the exciting 2016 Caribbean Premier League season, which is fast-approaching. This accomplishment has helped to create renewed passion and pride in the sport for Caribbean people and promises a bright future ahead for West Indies cricket.last_img read more

Takeaways: Before Vegas game, Sharks are snapped back to reality

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks’ six-game win streak brought them closer to the pack in the Pacific Division. It gave them a much-needed morale boost after a disheartening end to a long road trip last month. At times, it showed what the Sharks can be capable of this season.It also hid a few of the Sharks’ blemishes, which bubbled to the surface for all to see in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.The Sharks (10-11-1) found ways to beat Anaheim last Thursday and Detroit on Sunday even though …last_img

Remembering Mandela

first_imgThe life and legacy of Nelson Mandela spans the globe and has touched many, from ordinary people to respected leaders, past and present. The United Nations and The Elders spoke fondly about Mandela’s life and the lessons he has left in his wake. World leaders admire Nelson Mandela for his contribution to humanity. In particular, The Elders, a group comprising former heads of state, Nobel laureates, leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists, remember him fondly. (Image: The Elders, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberNelson Mandela is remembered in the highest of regards by leaders, past and present, across the world.South Africa and the rest of the globe commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day on what would have been his 98th birthday, 18 July 2016.The day was a chance to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations, said UN deputy secretary-general Jan Eliasson.“We remember a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity,” he added, delivering the message on behalf of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.Mandela continued to show the way, because he “gave 67 years of his life to bring change to the people of South Africa”.“His accomplishments came at great personal cost to himself and his family. His sacrifice not only served the people of his nation, but all people around the world, giving them hope to fulfil their dreams and aspirations,” Eliasson said.How The Elders remember MandelaIn 2007, Mandela spearheaded the establishment of The Elders, a group comprising former heads of state, Nobel laureates, leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists who would “contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems”.Founding members included South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, philanthropist and Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, former UN chief Kofi Annan, former US president Jimmy Carter, former Irish prime minister Mary Robinson and Bangladeshi social banker Muhammad Yunus.The group fondly remembers Mandela:Images: The Elders, Facebooklast_img read more

Air Leaks Happen at the Surface, Not in the Volume

first_imgDuring the Westford Symposium on Building Science in 2010,* I was watching the tweets from the people who were there. At one point, I saw this one: “@EFL_Guy: ‘Air leaks through surfaces, not volume’ Joe Lstiburek.” I’d been meaning to blog about this issue for a while, so I wrote an article about it. Now, a couple of years later, it’s time for a little update. Also, between my original article and this update, Lstiburek wrote an excellent article on what blower doors are good at: Just Right and Airtight. You’ll want to read that article, too.If you know nothing about the field of building science, Joe’s statement above probably seems so obvious that you wonder why anyone would even utter it. Had it only been so obvious to a few more people back in the early days of testing buildings for infiltration, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now. Volume is the wrong quantity to normalize blower door resultsWhy volume?! It’s perfectly obvious that if you want to normalize a number, you divide by something that makes sense. Would it make sense to measure the efficiency of your car in miles per square foot of gasoline? That’s a similarly absurd ratio, because you pay for gallons of gasoline, and a given volume of gasoline can have different surface areas depending on the shape of the container. (That reminds me of the joke about the spherical cow.)It’s the same with houses. Just as two homes with the same CFA can have different surface areas, two houses with the same volume can have different surface areas. And, as Joe said, air leaks through the surface, not through the volume, so not only do we not care about volume when we’re talking about air infiltration, it’s misleading.Normalizing to volume also builds in a bias toward larger homes. Since surface area is proportional to the square of the radius and volume is proportional to the cube of the radius, the volume increases faster than the surface area as a house grows in size. So, large houses benefit when dividing by volume instead of surface area. How do we compare air leakage in homes of different sizes?The reason we’re talking about this, of course, is that we want to be able to compare the blower door test results for houses of different sizes. If I told you that I have two friends who both weigh 200 pounds, you’d have no idea if either is overweight. If I then tell you that one is 6’4″ and the other is 5’2″, you now have a better picture of the situation. The former is at a normal weight for his height, while the latter is obese. We can “normalize” the results by taking their heights into consideration.We generally talk about the size of houses in terms of the square footage of conditioned floor area (CFA). Fortunately, no one decided to institutionalize a blower door metric using that quantity because, although leakage would scale with CFA, it doesn’t yield an accurate picture. As you already know from the title of this article and from Joe’s statement, air leakage occurs at the surface of the building enclosure, which doesn’t keep the same proportion to the CFA for different houses. A 3,000-square-foot ranch house, for example, will have more enclosure area than a 3,000-square-foot colonial, because more of its floor and ceiling areas are part of the enclosure. RELATED ARTICLES Blower Door Testers Wanted — Scientists and Engineers PreferredHow Much Air Leakage in Your Home Is Too Much?Blower Door BasicsQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersPinpointing Leaks With a Fog Machine * Yes, that was the one that inspired one of my most popular articles, I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Building Science Summer Camp. You want a fair comparisonThe whole reason to divide the cfm50 by anything is so that you can compare infiltration rates in different size houses. If you can’t get a fair comparison between small houses and large houses if we use volume, why are we using volume?Here’s another example for you. Let’s say you want to paint your house, so you go to Dummies.com, where they tell you that it takes about one gallon per 350 square feet of surface area you’re going to paint. What if over at Elstupido.com, however, they told you that you’ll need one gallon for each thousand cubic feet of volume? Whose advice are you going to take? Right! Dummies are better than El Stupidos. You’re not painting the volume; you’re painting the surface.Air leaks into and out of the house through all the surfaces that make up the building enclosure: floors, ceilings, and walls. If you wanted to reduce your home’s air leakage, you wouldn’t seal the volume. You’d seal the leaks through the surfaces. (Just don’t seal those weep holes at the bottom of your brick walls!) These days, everyone who learns how to use a blower door gets indoctrinated into the cult of the ACH (air changes per hour). You take the raw number from your test — cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air flow with a specified pressure difference between the house and the outside (usually 50 Pascals), also called the cfm50 — and you divide it by the volume. (You also multiply by 60 to change minutes to hours.)So we normalize our blower door results using the home’s volume for this metric. An alternative to air changes per hourAs I commented in Martin Holladay’s musing on blower doors a while back, there’s an easy solution to this problem. Let’s use the quantity that Southface uses in the EarthCraft House program: what they call the Envelope Leakage Ratio, or ELR (although I’d call it the Enclosure Leakage Ratio). Divide the cfm50 by the surface area of the building enclosure. It’s simple. It makes sense.Despite my protestations here, I do use ACH50 all the time. It’s pretty well established in energy codes and programs, and it’s probably not going away. Just understand that when you use ACH50, it’s not the best metric and it’s biased toward larger houses.The quantity that I really dislike, however, is ACHnat, which supposedly takes your blower door result and then tells you how leaky the house will be under “natural” conditions, when the blower door is turned off. Next week I’ll tackle that one. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is an energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer hopeful Pogba fit to face Tottenham

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer hopeful Pogba fit to face Tottenhamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that Paul Pogba will be fit for Saturday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Pogba missed Saturday’s win over Reading due to a knock sustained against Newcastle last week.The Frenchman has been in stunning form since Jose Mourinho’s departure and Solskjaer hopes he can continue that form against Spurs.”Paul has had his knock and has had a few days of treatment back home,” Solskjaer said of Pogba, who initially stayed in Manchester for treatment.”Hopefully, we can get Paul on his feet during this week.” last_img

CBS Reportedly Snagging ESPN Announcer To Eventually Replace Verne Lundquist On Top CFB Broadcast

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)CBS reportedly has its replacement in place for Verne Lundquist on its top SEC game broadcast. According to Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, long-time ESPN announcer Brad Nessler will be leaving the network for CBS. He’ll call NFL games until Lundquist retires, when he’ll then become the play-by-play man for CBS’ top SEC game each week. Lundquist has called SEC games since 2000. Told Brad Nessler will leave ESPN and do NFL for CBS, until he takes over SEC for Uncle Verne.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 25, 2016Nessler has been calling college football games for ESPN since 1997. He’s been with the network since 1992.last_img read more

2013/2014: Sectoral Debate: Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown

first_imgI am pleased to once again address this Honourable House. Last year, as I gave my maiden presentation, I committed to do my best for the government and people of Jamaica, recognizing that I stand here, privileged to serve my constituents, as a result of the trust placed in me by the good people of East Central, St Catherine.It is also recognized, that I am privileged to serve my country, as a result of the confidence reposed in me by the Most Honourable Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, on the occasion of her appointing me as Minister of State in the capacity in which I make this contribution.[Watch the presentation LIVE]The Honourable Member from North West Saint Catherine often says, “an attitude of gratitude is a beatitude” and today Mr. Speaker, I record my gratitude to my Cabinet Minister and Queen’s Counsel of silken quality from that other place, Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson QC, for his steady leadership of the Ministry and for allowing me the latitude as Minister of State to discharge the functions assigned to me.I must commend the support given to me by the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT). Their diligence and professionalism is admirable and a credit to the country and its national interests.None of this would be possible without my Maker and my King to whom my all I bring. Nor would it be possible without the support of my family, my support staff, my three (3) Councillors and the army of workers and warriors of the national movement founded September 13, 1938, of which I am proud to be a member.Constituency StewardshipSports: Vehicle for DevelopmentI wish to begin my contribution, to the Sectoral Debate by addressing my stewardship of the constituency of East Central Saint Catherine under the period of review.It is quite fitting and appropriate that recognition be given to the Naggo Head Primary School (whose Principal is here in the Gallery) on its stellar performance at the recently concluded Primary School Athletics Championship.This is their fifth consecutive hold on the title. Pretty soon, East Central Saint Catherine will have its own Usain Bolt or Veronica Campbell-Brown dominating global track and field. I take this opportunity to publicly commend the teachers, coaches, administrative staff, student athletes and parents on this historic feat.Consistent with my manifesto commitment to support sports as a vehicle for development, as Member of Parliament, I pledge to support the Naggo Head Sports programme for the upcoming academic year. I also commend the European Union for their assistance in this respect.[Download 2013/2014: Sectoral Debate: Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown]I am pleased to advise that the process of upgrading sporting facilities in the Constituency has commenced in earnest. With the assistance of the Honourable Member from Central Westmoreland, our sports facilities have been upgraded through the Sugar Dependence Area Initiative, which comes under the purview of the Sugar Transformation Programme.The Lime Tree Grove Sports Complex now has a hard court for netball and basketball. The football field has been rehabilitated and a chain link fence has been installed.Additionally, a contract has been awarded for the construction of changing rooms, bleachers stands and a clubhouse. This represents a capital spend of $21,000,000.00 in the Constituency, providing employment and a positive outlet for young people when completed.We have received an expression of interest from the Government and people of New Zealand to upgrade the Hamilton Gardens Field in Gregory Park into a Cricket Oval, valued atUS$25,000.00. They did two (2) similar projects in the parish of Manchester. I wish to thank them for their interest in East Central St. Catherine.Consistent with my manifesto commitment to support sports as a vehicle for development, as Member of Parliament, I pledge to support the Naggo Head Sports programme for the upcoming academic year. I also commend the European Union for their assistance in this respect…READ MORE[Download 2013/2014: Sectoral Debate: Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown]last_img read more