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first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ GUINNESS TO PUSH FOR US EXPANSION Guinness, part of the Diageo empire headed by Paul Walsh (above), will embark on an advertising rally in the US as it attempts to bolster its sales there. It will introduce two new versions of its iconic black stout as well as launching a sports-themed advertising campaign to run on channels including Disney-owned ESPN. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndocenter_img Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Sunday 10 October 2010 11:51 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img We live in strange times. Even though geopolitical uncertainties are high, due to many central banks’ easing, stock indices are near record highs, whereas some experts say that there is an asset bubble.Yet, this rally did in no way affect natural resources companies. Among them is Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO), a company specialising in finding, mining and processing iron ore, aluminium, copper, diamonds, minerals and energy. I would like to explain the reasons for Rio’s cheapness as well as the merits of its stock.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Coronavirus The quarantine in China has direct and indirect effects on companies like Rio Tinto. First of all, the miner is facing a slowdown in copper shipments from Mongolia to China because of the transportation restrictions imposed as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The same is true for other metals, including iron ore.Not only are many overseas producers prohibited from shipping metals and minerals to China, even deliveries within China are not allowed. Thus, most companies requiring iron ore and other metals for their production process are unable to receive them.Secondly, many companies operating in China are forced to temporarily shut the factories. It is especially true for car manufacturers, capital equipment producers and technological companies. Therefore, there is a clear decrease in demand for metals in China.Nevertheless, in my view the effect of the tragic coronavirus outbreak on the economy would only be temporary.Manufacturing downturnThe price of metals, including iron ore, aluminium and copper, are near 52-week lows.This is not only the result of the coronavirus outbreak but also of an overall downturn in the manufacturing sector, which mainly concerns Germany and China. The downturn in the manufacturing was mostly due to geopolitical uncertainties such as trade wars.However, many experts believe that due to the US-China Phase-1 trade deal, fiscal and monetary stimulus measures taken by the governments, investors’ interest should increase.Investment meritsFirst of all, Rio Tinto is a large and well-established company with a history of about 150 years of operations. Its mean average price-to-earnings ratio across 2016-2018 was approximately 12, whereas for 2018 alone it was about 6.Rio has a decent history of paying dividends, with its current dividend yield exceeding 6%. The earnings have been growing since 2016, even though in 2015 Rio reported a small deficit.The only matter that might raise questions is its price-to-book (P/B) ratio, which is 1.36, whereas the current ratio is 1.91. Many investors would prefer to see a P/B ratio of 1 or below. The current ratio is almost 2, which is in line with expectations, since a figure between 1.5 to 3 is considered acceptable.Short-term investors might also benefit from buying Rio’s shares ahead of its earnings report because according to many analysts’ estimates, profits increased in 2019. This was due to a dramatic decrease in iron ore production, experienced by Vale, the main competitor of Rio Tinto.However, I would suggest buying and holding Rio to those long-term investors that believe that the manufacturing downturn will end quite soon. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares A ridiculously cheap dividend-paying stock I’d buy now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion Boost in number of ordinands helps Church of England address clergy reductions Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Sep 27, 2017 Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The number of people entering training to become clergy members in the Church of England is at the highest level for a decade, it was announced Sept. 27. The boost is a response by the church to falling clergy numbers caused by the increasing age profile of its ordained ministers. The number of ordinands starting training this fall is 544 – up 14 percent from last year – making the intake the highest figure for 10 years, according to statistics from the Church of England’s ministry division.Read the entire article here. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

first_imgU.S. Bankruptcy Court, In re: City of Detroit, Debtor, Objection to “Plan of Adjustment.” Testimony by Kristen A. Hamel, Detroit resident and homeowner.Kris HamelWW photo: Brenda RyanJuly 15 — In recent weeks, Detroiters have been experiencing the inhuman austerity agenda of Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Dictator Kevyn Orr. Thousands of families have had their water cut off, and tens of thousands more face imminent shutoffs if a mere $150 is owed.The situation is so outrageous that a United Nations commission has condemned Detroit’s water shutoffs as a violation of international human rights. Freedom Friday marches, starting at the water department building, have been going on for weeks because no one should have to face forced deprivation of water, the most basic necessity of life and health.The Detroit Free Press reported Orr’s office calling the water shutoffs “a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring.” The real agenda is to make the water department more attractive for privatization to union busters like Veolia Corp., known worldwide for its crimes against humanity, especially against the Palestinian people.While the poorest Detroiters have their water cut off for owing $150, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Loop Financial and Morgan Stanley were paid $537 million in termination fees on interest rate swaps out of $1 billion in bonds issued from 2010 to 2013, bonds that were earmarked to fund repairs of the water infrastructure system, not line the pockets of these four banks.Orr, while cutting off water to the poor and raising water rates, has not taken one step to recover this $537 million giveaway to the banks. Orr and Buckfire were also ready to hand over hundreds of millions to Bank of America and UBS on the interest rate swaps associated with the pension obligation certificates. Because of community outcry against these swindles, they were forced by this court on two occasions to go back to the negotiating table.As you have stated on prior occasions, Judge Rhodes, the buck stops with you in these bankruptcy proceedings.It is up to you to stop the national and international disgrace and humanitarian disaster of mass water shutoffs in the city of Detroit. You must immediately enjoin these shutoffs by placing a moratorium on them today and ordering Orr to implement a real water affordability plan for the poorest Detroiters.And it is up to you to order Orr and his cronies to stop shilling for the banks that Jones Day lists as its clients and to recoup and recover the $537 million paid to the banks out of water bonds meant for the people. Chase and UBS have a record of criminal fraud regarding swaps like these all across the U.S. Go after the banks, not the poor, because in Detroit, the city most devastated by years of bank fraud and racist predatory lending, the people are paying the banks rather than the other way around. This is not equitable.This entire bankruptcy has also been a looting frenzy by Jones Day, Conway McKenzie, Buckfire & Associates, and even Dentons, the so-called retiree committee lawyers. These attorneys and consultants took $130 million from Detroiters, while services deteriorate for those of us who actually live in the city.The cause of justice demands the funds stolen by the banks from the people of Detroit be recouped and returned to our city. Justice demands the plan of austerity against the workers, residents and especially the retirees be denied.The people of Detroit have a long and proud history of struggle for social and economic justice. And that struggle will revive, no matter the outcome of this sham bankruptcy.  We will fight for our rights to water, health care, education, housing, jobs, living wages, a decent retirement and to reclaim our city for the people. That is the tradition of Detroit. And it will rise up again, because without justice there can be no peace.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgWATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Linkedin Shuttles will drop students off at DFW and DAL. Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbell TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Facebook Previous articleDelay in basketball arena opening doesn’t delay fan excitementNext articleTCU students to compete in Three Minute Thesis Competition Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts printStudents who need a ride to the airport this winter break can sign up for a Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored free shuttle starting Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.In order to ride on the shuttle, students must have a ticket, which they can reserve on the SGA website. The tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, much like the system for shuttles the week of Thanksgiving.“One of SGA’s core purposes is to find ways to improve the lives of students during their time at TCU,” SGA Vice President of External Affairs Katie Phillips said. “In providing shuttles to the students, we believe that this is a way to make it easier for students to get to and from the airport. It also alleviates the stress of having to find a ride to the airport during finals week when everyone is busy enough as it is.”The shuttles will start running Thursday, Dec. 17, picking students up from the Brown-Lupton University Union (BLUU) Circle Drive. On that Thursday, shuttles to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, gate C2, will leave at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The shuttles going to the Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) main terminal will leave at 12 p,m. and 2:30 p.m.The next day, Friday, Dec. 18, shuttles to the DFW airport, gate C2, will leave hourly starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Shuttles to DAL, main terminal, will leave at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.Return shuttles to take students back to campus will only run on Sunday, Jan. 10. The shuttles picking students up at DFW, gate C2, will leave hourly starting at noon and going until 8 p.m. The shuttles picking students up from Love Field will leave at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.The SGA website also reminded students about alternative methods to getting to the airport such as the super shuttle, train, taxicab and Uber/Lyft services.If students have any questions about the shuttle service, they can email the SGA Vice President of Operations Ryker Thompson at [email protected] TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistancelast_img read more

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics October 5, 2016 Turkey: “You cannot report the news under the state of emergency April 28, 2021 Find out more News ARTICLE 19 and other international organisations including Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report summarising findings from a three-day joint fact-finding mission to Istanbul, conducted on 31 August – 2 September 2016, six weeks after the Turkish government invoked a state of emergency in response to the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016. Credit: AFP Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey News News The coup attempt, in which nearly 250 people were killed, traumatised Turkish society. Had those behind the coup attempt not been defeated, the consequences for Turkey’s stability, prosperity and democratic development would have been dire. The government has the right and responsibility to bring those responsible for the coup attempt to account; and the imposition of a state of emergency may well be a legitimate response to a threat of this magnitude.However, the government is now abusing the state of emergency to severely restrict the right to freedom of expression and media freedom, to stifle criticism and limit the diversity of views, perspectives and opinions available in the public sphere within Turkey. Restrictions on the media are not a new phenomenon in Turkey, but in response to the failed coup, the breadth and scope of the crackdown on media freedom has intensified dramatically, with measures of an unprecedented scale now being justified on the grounds of ensuring stability.Media workers and other government critics are being arrested and harassed, and independent newspapers and broadcasters are being forced to close.During the first six weeks of the state of emergency, pursuant to the decrees outlined above, over 100 media outlets had been closed, leaving over 2,300 journalists and media workers without jobs. At least 89 journalists have been arrested, bringing the total number of media workers detained on official charges, believed to be related to their exercise of the right to freedom of expression, to 121. These numbers exclude countless other journalists who are currently in detention in police holding cells, or have been detained and released without charge during the state of emergency, as well those for whom detention warrants have been issued but have not yet been detained.At almost every meeting during the 3-day fact-finding mission, the delegation was alerted to new cases of detentions or arrests; with several interviewees stressing that it was impossible to gain an accurate figure of those detained, due to the speed of arrests and a lack of official information.Such measures have a disastrous chilling effect upon the free flow of information and ideas, depriving the population of the right to receive information about current events and to hold the government to account. Even those that have not been directly silenced by the state are forced into self-censorship, with only a handful of beleaguered independent outlets continuing to express alternative viewpoints. In this environment, the government is able to almost entirely dominate Turkey’s public discourse, while alternative viewpoints must be actively sought out.In parallel to the right of the media to seek and impart information and ideas, the right of the public to receive information about current events and the actions of the public authorities – including in a critical perspective – is of utmost importance in times of emergency and disarray.Please consider signing this petition, initiated by our partner PUNTO 24, calling for the release of the 121 journalists currently in jail in Turkey.Read our full report here Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Related documents foe-under-state-of-emergency-turkey-pub-final.pdfPDF – 4.94 MB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics Help by sharing this information Reports Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News Reporters Without Borders today condemned continuing government harassment of bloggers and their families after Marine Lee, the wife of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, was questioned by police in a Kuala Lumpur police station yesterday about her husband’s Malaysia Today website.Lee told the police that, as a Muslim woman under Sharia law, she could only speak if her husband allowed her to do so. The ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) filed a complaint against Raja Petra on 23 July about an 11 July article considered insulting to the king. to go further 25.07 – Government goes to war against bloggers using arrests and interrogation Reporters Without Borders today condemned a recent wave of online censorship and harassment of outspoken bloggers as Malaysia approaches its national holiday on 31 August and gears up for early elections at the start of next year.“Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s government is the target of mounting criticism and its response seems to be repression,” the press freedom organisation said. “Citing the need to combat attempts to incite racial hatred or insult the king, the internal security ministry is trying to intimidate dissidents, especially dissident bloggers.”Reporters Without Borders added: “It is outrageous to see a minister threatening to jail bloggers who have managed to create an unprecedented space for free expression in Malaysia. We call for charges to be dropped against bloggers Raja Petra Kamarudin, Nathaniel Tan, Ahiruddin Attan and Jeff Ooi. At the same time, the national press must be allowed real editorial independence.”Malaysia was placed 92nd out of 168 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders ranking of nations according to respect for press freedom.Nazri Abdul Aziz, who holds the position of minister in the Prime Minister’s Department with responsibility for justice, said yesterday that the government would not hesitate to use the Internal Security Act against bloggers who tackle sensitive issues. Under the ISA, someone who is deemed to have threatened state security can be held without trial for two years. Aziz added that the government had until now been “very patient.”Science and technology minister Kong Cho Ha warned last December that the government planned to introduce regulations designed to prevent “ill-intentioned” use of the Internet and the posting of information by bloggers that harmed Malaysia’s “social harmony.”Political commentator and blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (also known as RPK) was interrogated for eight hours today by police about articles he recently posted online, including one entitled “See you in hell Muhamad son of Muhamad.” He was also asked about the identity of people who had posted comments about his articles. The summons for questioning was the result of a complaint brought against him on 23 July by the ruling United Malays National Organisation.Kamarudin, who edits the independent website Malaysia Today, posted an article on 11 July that is deemed to be an insult to the king and incitement to racial hatred. He claims to be read by more than 300,000 people a day and is known for criticising Prime Minister Badawi and other politicians. He faces a possible three-year prison sentence.Blogger Nathaniel Tan, a member of the opposition Justice Party (PKR), was released on 17 July after being held for four days. Local sources said he was detained because his blog contained a link to a website with information about a corruption case involving internal security minister Johari Bharum. The information was deemed to be a violation of the Official Secrets Act.Last January, the management and former editors of the New Straits Times daily sued two outspoken bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahiruddin Attan, over articles they had posted which argued, with the help of detailed examples, that some of its reports and editorials lacked objectivity. February 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation —————————————————— RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News Follow the news on Malaysia Receive email alerts March 17, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments January 29, 2021 Find out more News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again August 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government continues to harass bloggerslast_img read more