first_img– ‘Cautious return’ –Some of the clubs with title aspirations from the less affected areas of the country have been talking about going back to training for weeks.Following decisions from local governments, teams such as Napoli and Parma have followed the lead of Lazio — who trailed leaders Juventus by just a point when play was suspended — and set dates this week for players to train.Sassuolo became the first team to resume individual training on Monday, with Bologna set to follow on Tuesday, followed by Lazio and Roma after their players and staff undergo coronavirus tests.Inter Milan said “first-team players will, on a voluntary basis, be able to make use of the pitches at the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile over the coming days for individual activities.”Champions Juventus have recalled their overseas players, including Ronaldo, who once back from the Portuguese island of Madeira will have to spend two weeks in quarantine.City rivals Torino are also cautiously preparing to return to training.“The contagion is still important and we are not yet out of the problem,” Cairo said on the 71th anniversary of the Superga tragedy, a plane crash which killed all the members of the legendary ‘Il Grande Torino’ team.“We must be on high alert. The restart on a day like this is something symbolic.“Today Phase 2 begins. We hope it will be a day of restart and rebirth.“We have approved an accelerated programme to do tests and fitness visits this week, in the next three to four days we will be ready for individual trainings.”The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) will hold a meeting on May 8 which could be decisive, although president Gabriele Gravina warned he would “never sign for the end of the championships”, which he said would be “the death of Italian football”.Share on: WhatsApp Milan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo has been recalled from Portugal as Serie A clubs get back to individual training on Monday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, but doubts remain over whether the championship can return.The interior ministry’s go-ahead for players to return to club training facilities two weeks ahead of schedule has offered fans hope that the 2019-20 season might yet be saved.The government was responding after regions that had avoided the worst of the pandemic took matters into their own hands and gave permission to clubs to open their facilities for players to train on their own.But sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora has warned that although individual training can resume, training in groups must wait until May 18. And with Italy still in the grip of the pandemic which has killed nearly 29,000, it is uncertain whether matches will be able to restart.“Nothing has changed compared to what I have always said about football,” said Spadafora.“Team training will not resume before May 18 and the resumption of the championship, for now, is not really discussed.”Spadafora added, as if to confirm his difficult relationship with professional football: “Now excuse me, but I’m returning to take care of all the other sports and sports centres (gymnasiums, dance centres, swimming pools) which must reopen as soon as possible.”The Corriere dello Sport daily on Monday created a front-page photo of the minister with a dagger in his hand about to burst a ball, with the headline “Attack on Calcio”.Officially all 20 Serie A teams have unanimously backed a return to competition, despite reservations from clubs such as Brescia and Torino, in the north of Italy, which was particularly hit hard by the virus.Torino president Urbano Cairo conceded there were “divergent opinions”.“Everyone is assessing whether the restart is possible and it is normal, even if the last word will be down to the institutions,” he told Radio Anch’io.Cairo stressed the importance of safeguarding the health of employees, “without forgetting that the players have been stopped and locked up at home for two months”.With the league suspended since March 9, football authorities point to the severe economic impact for a sector which according to the federation posts a turnover of 4.7 billion euros ($5.1 billion) and employs more than 120,000 people.last_img read more

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is no layup. There’s now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.Quicken Loans Inc. announced Tuesday that it will team with investor Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway on the “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.”The Detroit-based mortgage lender says any qualified entrant who correctly predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will be paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million. A winner also can elect to receive an immediate $500 million lump-sum payment or share in that payment if there’s more than one perfect bracket submitted.Submissions are limited to one per household.last_img read more

first_imgHaraune Rachide. Stay with this name. He is a boy who was born on September 20, 2005 in Mauritania and that two years and two months ago he came to Spain to study and play soccer. Coming from an upper middle class family (his father has a company), he wanted to come to Spain for training. And two years later he is the young player with the most offers from the big clubs in Europe.Rachide is breaking it at Cornellá. Play in the Catalan cadet honor division. Carries 36 goals in 24 games. He is right-handed, but he seems left-handed (as you can see in his plays on the video of this news). At 14 years old, he plays with older players, but there is no difference in him. At the age of 14 he has been called up by the national team Under-17 from Mauritania and by the Catalan Under-16 team.He is a powerful, fast and decisive striker. The last speed test they did was 33.9 km / h. Therefore Atlético, Madrid, Barça and Valencia want to sign him now. But in addition to the four greats of Spain they also want to hire the most powerful teams in England and Italy. At 12 he wanted to sign Bordeaux, but it was not possible by FIFA regulations, which as is known is very strict with minors. Haraune Rachide left Mauritania in 2018 and landed on the Marcet Foundation where he combined his studies with school football. Francesco D’Argenio, Ansu Fati’s agent, removed him from the Marcet Foundation and I become a legal guardian to have a residence and continue my studies. It was then that the owner of Cornellá, Andrés Manzano, bet on him and gives him a monthly help.His great performances, in addition to arousing the interest of a lot of clubs, have led people from Adidas make him a four-year contract with an economic endowment. Those who have dealings with him assure that he is an intelligent, educated, humble boy who lives for soccer.The scouts of all the European clubs are squeezing their agent so that Rachide starts next season in a new team. Now soccer has stopped, but the offers kept coming until yesterday. He is 14 years old and must continue his training, but Rachide, the pearl of Mauritania, if his injuries respect him and he follows this progression. he is called to be a great in world football. Haraune Rachide. Follow this boy.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Thirteen-year-old Andres Rodriguez considers himself a catalyst for positive change. At a diversity conference Friday, the Santa Fe Springs Christian School eighth-grader urged his peers to be more tolerant and compassionate toward others. “We’re always quick to judge, not to think,” Andres said. “I learned how not to judge people but to think first and get to know them.” Andres, a Downey resident, was among 180 students selected to participate in the weeklong conference aimed at helping young people face and combat prejudice and discrimination. “At first, they isolate themselves and get into groups,” Capacete said. “But they realize they’re all going through the same things, so that brings them together, and you begin to see a lot of understanding going on.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 17th annual Diversity Summit – themed Agents of Change this year – included workshops on peer pressure, violence, inter-generation conflicts, stereotypes and other issues. “Our objective is education and awareness about the issues they’re facing,” said Anthony Lopez, who helped coordinate the conference. “I want to believe that, with our children, these issues have been minimized and that they really have been growing up in a diverse community.” City and school officials started the summit after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which threw a spotlight on the need for tolerance and respect, Lopez said. “It wasn’t something that was jumping out in our community. They just wanted to be proactive in addressing those types of issues,” said Rick Brown, the city’s early youth intervention coordinator. Pacific Clinics case manager Raquel Capacete, who led one of Friday’s workshops, said she saw transformations taking place during the summit. last_img read more

first_img 2 Emre Can has formed part of a back three for Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers 2 Liverpool v Chelsea in the Capital One Cup is live on talkSPORT on Tuesday 20 January 2015After a poor start to the season, Brendan Rodgers has steadied the ship but now faces a tough two-leg test against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.The Reds’ upturn in form – eight wins and just one defeat in their last 14 games – has coincided with a switch to playing three centre-backs, but former Arsenal defender Martin Keown does not believe the Northern Irishman should persist with this formation against the Blues.“Brendan Rodgers is a coach who believes strongly in his own attacking philosophy,” Keown said in his preview of the match for the Daily Mail.“He sticks to his principles, sometimes to the detriment of the team. If Rodgers persists with his preferred back three, Chelsea’s wide men will tear them apart.” Keown, who won three Premier League titles with the Gunners, believes the Liverpool manager needs to show the kind of tactical flexibility he didn’t demonstrate when the Reds lost a crucial Premier League game at home to Chelsea at the back end of last season.“A conventional back four would increase their solidity,” argued Keown, “so it will be interesting to see how Brendan goes.”For more on Liverpool v Chelsea and to read Keown’s thoughts on Steven Gerrard, Cesc Fabregas and what Jose Mourinho has learned, check out read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The rescue of a 12-year-old boy from a flood channel in the San Fernando Valley during Tuesday’s storm shows how government really should work. In the 1990s, there was a growing problem of youngsters, usually boys who played too close to the raging water, getting swept to their deaths in the L.A. River during severe storms. Media coverage of these tragedies educated the public that greater efforts were needed to steer people clear of flood channels and that emergency workers needed better training. Fire department officials from throughout the area worked out a multiagency plan to safely and efficiently rescue people. Rescue personnel were trained and the Swiftwater Rescue Team was launched. And the team has been saving lives ever since. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event If government always worked that well – identify a problem then develop a solution – the public might not mistrust it so much. Kudos to the Swiftwater team, which once again saved a young life.last_img read more

first_imgEven Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is impressedColáiste Ailigh students are enjoying this years BT Young Scientist with a total of nine qualified projects.Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is among those who popped along to wish some the entrants well. PICTURE SPECIAL: COLÁISTE AILIGH PUPILS ENJOYING YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR TRIP was last modified: January 8th, 2016 by John2Share 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:BT Young ScientistColaiste AilighdublinRDSlast_img read more

first_imgFall boutique, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Call (818) 993-5734. Holiday boutique, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the parish center, St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, 5649 E. Pittman St., Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0466. Holiday boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Call (818) 353-3669 or (818) 352-1481. Holiday boutique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 789-7124. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Emma,” a musical based on Jane Austen’s novel, will be performed by the Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble, 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Tickets: $10. Weekends through Nov. 20. Call (818) 509-0882. Christian social dance, 8 p.m.-midnight today at Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7347 Jordan Ave. Modest attire requested. Beginning dance lesson: 7-8 p.m. Admission: $12. Call (818) 402-3863. Hanukkah fair, noon-9 p.m. Tuesday and 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 219. Science of Mind self-awareness class, an eight-week course, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Fee: $130. Call (818) 244-8171. “Beyond Never Again: The Holocaust Speaks to Our Generation,” a six-week course, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Jewish Learning Center-Chabad of Ventura, 5040 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Fee: $75. Registration required. Call (805) 658-7441. Conejo Jewish Academy classes: “Gateway to Heaven: The World of Prayer,” a six-week course, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee: $18. “Reincarnation and the Kabbalah,” a six-week course, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee: $25. “A Skeptics Guide to Judaism,” a six-week course, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Fee: $25. “With Honor and Dignity: The Jewish Approach to Death, Burial and Mourning,” a three-week course, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Fee: $18. Classes will be held at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Registration required. Call (818) 991-0991 or see “The Spirit of Music,” performed by Donna Elaine Miller and Tommy Reaves, 8 p.m. Thursday, Unity Church of Burbank and North Hollywood, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. Tickets: $15, $10 for children in advance or $20, $13 at the door. Call (818) 841-4037. “Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament”, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 12 in the activity center at St. Mel Roman Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Buy-in fee: $250 in advance or $350 at the door; spectators $35. Reservations by Thursday. Fundraiser for the 50th anniversary year of the church. Call (818) 340-6020, Ext. 1017. A silent auction and dinner, presented by Panorama Baptist Church and School, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Los Angeles Baptist Junior-Senior High School, 9825 Woodley Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $25, $10 children. Reservations by Thursday. Call (818) 892-8700. Westlake Aglow, a Christian fellowship for women, will hold a brunch meeting at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Oaknoll Villas Clubhouse, 300 McCloud Ave., Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Murray Silberling from Beth Emunah Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Agoura Hills, will be the guest speaker. Admission: $10. Reservations required. Call (805) 498-1961. “Sixty Years After World War II: Remembering the Greatest Generation,” a Veterans Day event with stories told by members of Chatsworth United Methodist Church, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Call (818) 341-1270. Congregation Beth Meier Shabbat events: A family service led by Rabbi Aaron Benson, 7:30 p.m. Friday; “Garden of Eden” vegetarian dinner and service will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at 11725 Moorpark St., Studio City. Dinner: $10, requires reservations. Call (818) 769-0515. “Growing Up Jewish in Boyle Heights” will be the topic discussed following a Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Burbank Temple Emanu El, 1302 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Call (818) 845-1734. “Blessing of the Animals,” 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church, 10158 Johanna Ave. Animals must be properly restrained. Call (818) 353-2500. Holiday boutique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall at First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “Teenagers: What Do They Want?” panel discussion, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Nov. 13 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3070 or see “Blessed Reward” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob Eichcle at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Do You Have It?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “Bitter or Better? It’s Up to You” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell at 10 a.m. Sunday service at Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 244-8171. “Resiliency” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer at 10 a.m. Sunday when the Center of Spiritual Awakening meets at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Ham and Eggs” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “Only One” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Wisdom for a Lifetime” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Alden Studebaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “Choices” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby at 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Peace at You” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. Religion events are complied by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 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

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team is excited to welcome six student-athletes in Reilly Bertram (Urbandale, Iowa), Ali Burke (Shawnee, Kan.), Shelley Lyjak (Bartlett, Ill.), Mariah Northrop (Arden Hills, Minn.), Cassie Rohan (Palatine, Ill.) and Annie Schmitz (St. Louis, Mo.) for the 2016 season, head coach Lindsey Horner announced on Friday, Feb. 5.”I’m excited by the possibilities of our 2016 class,” Horner said. “I believe they will positively contribute to our team’s culture as they are motivated to compete at a high level, are dedicated students and most importantly young women of high character. Our returners have set high goals and expectations for this fall, so I’m excited to see how these new student-athletes transition to the college game and continue to push our program to further success.”Bertram is a local product from Dowling Catholic High School. A forward, she has helped the Maroons earn a pair of Iowa Class 5A State title runner-up finishes and another spot in the state semifinals. Bertram is a member of the Sporting Iowa club.Burke, from Shawnee, Kan., is a talented two-sport standout in basketball and soccer for St. James Academy and a four-year member of both Thunder teams. She is a midfielder and a member of the KC United Rangers soccer club that has helped the club win more than 50 tournaments and six-consecutive Kansas State Cup championships.Lyjak, from Bartlett, Ill., is another two-sport standout playing basketball and soccer for Bartlett High School. She is a member of the Sockers FC Chicago ECNL club.Northrup, from Arden Hills, Minn., is a forward for Mounds View High School. She was a captain this past season for the Mustangs that earned first team all-state honors and helped the team finish fourth at the 2015 Minnesota Class AA State championship. She is a member of the SC Centennial Premier club.Rohan, a midfielder, is from Palatine, Ill., who attends William Fremd High School. She is a member of the Eclipse Select club, which has captured back-to-back Illinois State Cup champions.The final member of the 2016 class is Schmitz, a defender from St. Louis, Mo. She played one season for Ursuline Academy and earned a varsity letter for the Bears. Schmitz is a two-year captain of the St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL club.2016 Drake University Women’s Soccer Class On Why They Chose Drake Reilly Bertram”I chose to come to Drake because I want to continue my soccer career in a program that fits my style while also receiving a high quality education.”Ali Burke”I chose Drake because it’s a university that will challenge me academically, prepare me for the future and allow me to further my soccer career.”Shelley Lyjak”Being a Bulldog will give me the opportunity to be the best student-athlete I can be.”Mariah Northrop”I chose Drake because of the numerous opportunities it holds academically, as well as the opportunity to continue my soccer career.”Cassie Rohan”I chose Drake because I really see myself attending its beautiful campus for the next four years. The soccer program is excellent and I want to be a part of it.”Annie Schmitz”I chose Drake because I felt a great connection between myself and the coaching staff.  It feels like they are genuinely concerned about me as both an athlete and a student.  They really push academic excellence as being part of the program, which is important to me.”What They Are Saying About The 2016 Drake University Women’s Soccer ClassReilly Bertram”Reilly possesses sound technical ability coupled with a good tactical understanding of the game. Reilly has a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game and a dedication to learn and improve all the time. She will be a great addition to Drake, both on-and-off the field.”John Sheridan, Head Coach Sporting IowaAli Burke”Ali is the consummate team player. She is a great friend to many, is very coachable and has a great understanding of her strengths and limitations. She is a selfless player who works hard on the defensive side of the ball and offensively has a great knack for making sure that the most dangerous player on her team will get the ball in transition.  She will be a great addition to the Bulldog squad on-and-off the field.”Rick Enna, St. James Academy CoachShelley Lyjak”Shelley has been a great player to coach over the past few years. Her speed and Energizer bunny effort is what sets her apart from other players. We are excited to see how Shelley will take on her next challenge playing at Drake.”Albert Martin, Sockers FC Chicago ECNLMariah Northrop”Mariah is one of the most dedicated, self-motivated, and coachable players I have known in my time as a coach.  Her work ethic and competitive nature will raise the level of those around her.  The Drake soccer program can look forward to a natural leader joining their team, someone who will excel on the field, in the classroom and set a positive example among her peers.  Drake is fortunate to have such a positive and impactful individual joining its program.” Katelynn Fast, Assistant Coach, Mounds View High SchoolCassie Rohan”Cassie’s combined ability to screen the line defensively as well as set the play up in the front makes her an elite two-way player. She has been a centerpiece of the success her team has had on the national level. She will be a great addition to the Drake program.”Rory Dames, Eclipse Select ECNLAnnie Schmitz”Annie has been such a positive influence on her club over the past several years, growing as a leader and helping to drive her team in the right direction. She has worked relentlessly to get up and down the line from her wingback spot and show a high level of commitment to find excellence in her game. We are very proud of her here at St. Louis Scott Gallagher and we know that she will be an asset for Drake in the next four years.”Scott McDoniel, St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgA US Congressman with roots in Donegal has called out President Trump for referring to Ireland as being a part of the UK. “Please stop embarrassing us on the international stage,” Congressman Brendan Boyle asked Trump after the President declared his belief that the people of the UK like him.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Trump said he was popular in the UK despite protests against his visit: Trump said: “There might be protests. I believe that the people in the UK — Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over — I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration.”Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan BoyleIn a hard-hitting tweet, Democrat Congressman Boyle pointed out to the President that: “Ireland is not part of the U.K. It’s been an independent country for about 100 years. It was kind of a big deal.“Please stop embarrassing us on the international stage. Thanks.”Brendan Boyle, whose father Frank comes from Glencolmcille, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014. He holds a strong value in his Donegal roots and visits home regularly. Congressman Boyle calls out Trump on ’embarrassing’ Ireland/UK gaffe was last modified: July 13th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:congressman brendan boylepresident donald trumplast_img read more