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ASHS – Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Professor/Associate Professor


first_imgThe Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University(ATSU-ASHS) is seeking applications for a vibrant and innovativeleader to serve as Director for the inaugural Speech-LanguagePathology Program in Mesa, Arizona. The program is scheduled tosubmit its application for candidacy to the Council on AcademicAccreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) inFebruary 2021. Appointment will be for 12 months with rank andsalary commensurate with academic credentials and experience.Position to begin July of 2021.The Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program should have astrong record of excellence in academia with experience in CAAaccreditation processes/compliance, administrative program roles,teaching, scholarly activity, peer-reviewed research and grantwriting. The candidate should be enthusiastic about building theacademic, research, clinical, and outreach endeavors of theprogram. The candidate should also encourage and valueinterprofessional practice and education with a focus on diversityand bilingual/bicultural academic and clinical education.Skills Requirements:Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for developmentor expansion of programs or services.Evidence of a commitment to culturally sustaining practices indiverse and inclusive contexts and communities.Consideration of the importance of global ethical engagementswith potential for integration of international learningopportunities.The ability to serve in collaborative roles inbilingual/multilingual clinical, educational and communityenvironments.Expertise in current program accreditation (e.g., CAA) andpractitioner credentialing (e.g., ASHA CCC-SLP and statelicensure/credentialing) standards and trends.The ability to seek funding of multiple types and to workeffectively with donors, development professionals, and pre-awardand post-award grants management professionals.Work with faculty, staff, and community partners to develop andexecute shared long-range goals and plans for substantial expansionof educational opportunities and partnerships.Cooperate with team members to implement and maintainhigh-quality interprofessional education and practice programsserving diverse audiences.Administer and manage all fiscal, data recording, and datareporting processes for faculty, staff, and graduate students.Provide oversite of clinical programs including all fiscal,clinical, data recording, and data reporting processes for clients,faculty, staff, and student clinicians.Engage in institutional and/or professional service andcollaborative leadership. Serve on departmental, college,university, and/or professional committees.Minimum Qualifications:Doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders orrelated field.Eligibility for the CCC-SLP.Eligibility for licensure in the state of Arizona.Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic setting.Preferred Qualifications:Candidates with expertise in bilingualism and/or bilingualcandidates are encouraged to apply.Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for developmentor expansion of programs or services.Evidence of a commitment to culturally responsive practices indiverse and inclusive contexts and communities.Five years or more of academic experience.Five-years or more of experience as a practicingspeech-language pathologist.PhD in communication sciences and disorders. The faculty member will have primary responsibility of managing theMS program in speech-language pathology, teaching courses, advisinggraduate students, directing student research, conducting scholarlyactivity and participating in university, community andprofessional service. As the program director, the faculty memberfunctions as the administrative leader of the program and isresponsible for all teaching/workload assignments necessary tocarry out the program’s clinical and educational missions. Theprogram director works closely with and reports directly to thechair of the department of audiology and speech-languagepathology.Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled. For specific questions, pleasecontact the chair of the committee, Marlene B. Salas-Provance [email protected] .A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution ofosteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still . As a leading health sciencesuniversity, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., andMesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools.The culturally rich learning environments include residential andonline healthcare related graduate degrees as well ascommunity-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an averageannual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinaryhealthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating thefounding tenets of osteopathic medicine and theadvancing knowledge of today’s science. ATSU continually earnsdistinctions as the graduate health sciences university withbest-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to servethe underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare educationand correlated research.ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience andknowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcarein communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influencewhole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future ofintegrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in thecommunities they serve.ATSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender,sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteranstatus in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in itsprograms and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexualassault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse),stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discriminationprohibited by ATSU.last_img read more


Speak walk free as tape exposes unlawful arrests


first_imgFourteen animal rights protesters were acquitted on Wednesday following a month-long trial, after the judge ruled that police had acted unlawfully to stop their demonstration.The activists were cleared of disobeying police orders when demonstrating at the University’s Encaenia ceremony outside the Sheldonian Theatre in July 2006.During the trial at Bicester Magistrates’ Court, a taped conversation between police officers was played that referred to members of animal rights group Speak as “c***s”. The conversation, recorded when a dictaphone was accidentally switched on without the officers’ knowledge, included comments that officers wanted to “prosecute the shit out of them”.One officer boasted to colleagues that activists were powerless to fight against the University. “The problem is, the protesters do not realise how powerful the University is,” he said. “It’s a sleeping giant, it’s got masons, it’s got you…[it has] influence with MPs, masons, barristers.”Other comments recorded on the tape led to accusations of collusion between the police force and the University. The officer states that the “feedback from the University [about the arrests] was… that they were really impressed with it.” Another police officer replies, “Well that’s the main thing isn’t it.”The same officer later added that he felt “deep joy” when he heard that Speak leader Mel Broughton’s car had been given a parking ticket following his arrest. He also used the phrase “persecute him, wage a dirty war” in reference to Broughton, while also labelling him “a cock”.Another officer is heard on the tape as saying, “We knew we were going to take bodies today. We knew that was going to happen.”Two officers, including the Chief Inspector, discussed encouraging people with double pushchairs to walk around the protesters so they could be arrested for obstruction.He added, “They [Oxford University] have also got more evidence for their review of their injunction. Every time they review it they can say, well actually you can’t be trusted to behave.”Five arrests were made while the remaining protestors were led away from the Sheldonian Theatre. One officer described the police actions as “a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut”, while the Chief Inspector  used the term “draconian”.Following the arrests, the police Superintendent was recorded as saying, “Now we prosecute the shit out of them.”District Judge Deborah Wright cleared all fourteen defendants of offences under section 14 of the Public Order Act. She ruled that the offences had been imposed unlawfully, the recording having showed that police officers planned to make arrests from the outset.In her ruling she stated, “Although the [recorded] conversations were made away from the public, all the officers were on duty.” The judge also criticised the police for placing the protesters under “a metaphoric microscope” that included four officers filming the protesters, one taking still photographs and several acting as spotters.“Only lip-service was paid to one of the [police] objectives, namely to facilitate legal protest. There was nothing in the demeanour of the protesters to suggest that they would be disorderly. Whoever was responsible for making the decision that this prosecution should proceed in light of the tape may well have made a serious error of judgment,” she said.Speak co-founder Mel Broughton called for an investigation into what he believed was evidence of “police corruption”. Referring to police comments about the University, he said, “These two extremely powerful institutions are prepared to get into bed with each other to frustrate lawful protest.”He added that their relationship was “unnaturally close” and “aimed at stopping any opposition at all. One can only be very, very worried at that sort of development. I’m very angry at the way the police have behaved but it’s fitting a pattern of police behaviour.”Robert Cogswell, also co-founder of Speak, added, “At Speak we will be insisting on high level talks with Thames Valley Police officers in order to make sure that this sort of political and clearly biased policing is a thing of the past.”A spokesperson for the University said that while the University is in contact with the police force, the relationship is not inappropriate. “The University continues to cooperate with Thames Valley Police to ensure that its students and staff can carry out their everyday activities without fear of intimidation or harassment.“While we are in regular dialogue with the police, operational matters are entirely within their jurisdiction, and are not a matter for the University,” he said.Deputy Chief Constable Alex Marshall also claimed that the police force was not unduly influenced by the University, saying, “I am confident that the way our organisation works with the University is entirely impartial. Whilst a dialogue between both organisations is essential during such a long-term, high profile and resource intensive operation, retaining Thames Valley Police’s independence is crucial.“I expect professionalism from my officers at all times and those involved have been advised accordingly. The language and nature of some of the comments are regrettable.”During the conclusion of the court case two of the protesters, Pauline Broughton and Fran Cornwell, were convicted of obstructing and assaulting a police officer. However, the judge handed down an absolute discharge in both cases, awarding the defendants seventy-five per cent of costs.Billy Kenberlast_img read more


Breaking News: Christmas Day Shooting Suspect Arrested During Sunday Night Traffic Stop


first_imgChristmas Day Shooting Suspect Arrested During Sunday Night Traffic StopEvansville Police have arrested 18 year old JAVAREYON MADISON for Armed Robbery with Bodily Injury.MADISON is accused of shooting another man during a robbery on Christmas.The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.MADISON was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop earlier tonight near Pollack and Vann.FOOTNOTE: All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Report crime anonymously via WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img


Semi tips over at the bypass and US 31


first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Semi tips over at the bypass and US 31 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – April 5, 2021 0 212 Twitter Previous articleCrews battle fire at a South Bend bake shopNext articleMan facing charges in the shooting death of Lateisha Burnett Tommie Lee (Photo/Kim Closson) A semi tipped over on the bypass at the US 31 interchange Friday afternoon.Police say no one was injured and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.Traffic was blocked or reduced to one lane in the area of the eastbound bypass lanes and southbound lanes of 31 for part of the afternoon while crews cleaned up the scene.last_img read more


New origin of Great Fire of London


first_imgThe Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, right? Wrong. Academic Dorian Gerhold has found new evidence to suggest otherwise.The new research shows that the blaze did start in Thomas Farriner’s bakery, as previously thought, but that the bakery stood in what is now Monument Street. 350 years ago the fire devastated London, sweeping through 436 acres of the city and destroying 13,200 houses and 87 churches.The information is based on a planning document from 1679, found within the bowels of the London Metropolitan Archives, and published in this week’s Country Life magazine.The exact location of Farriner’s bakery on Pudding Lane had been lost in the mists of time. The Monument, the Doric column erected to remember the fire, bears an inscription that states only that the blaze began 202 feet away – the same distance as the height of the memorial itself.Researching buildingsGerhold, an academic who is researching buildings erected in the capital before 1720, unearthed a 1679 survey of the site of Farriner’s bakery. In doing so, he found the true location of the start of the Great Fire.Towards the rear of the property, a note on the survey reads: “Mr Fariners grounde there the Fyer began.”Mr Gerhold was able to cross reference the plot with later maps of the area, including the 1886 plans for the creation of Monument Street, the road that leads to the famous column.Those plans, combined with measuring 202 feet from the Monument itself, show that the oven was located on what is now the cobbled surface of Monument Street, 60 feet east of Pudding Lane.”I assumed it was known”Gerhold said: “I assumed it was known. It was only later when I tried to check it that I realised that no one else knew.”The site had been left empty, because there was an assumption that – like with the Twin Towers in New York – they shouldn’t build on it. Someone applied to use the land as storage, so people were sent to do a report, and that is what I found.”Gerhold’s report will be published in the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society Transactions journal later this year.last_img read more


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Welcomes Revivalists Horns At Rowdy Bonnaroo Set [Watch]


first_imgOver the weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the famed Manchester, Tennessee music festival, Bonnaroo, laying out a truly on-point performance in That Tent from 1 am to 2:30 am. The Baltimore-based jam and funk act pulled out all the stops for the special show, inviting Michael Girardot and Rob Ingraham, trumpet and tenor sax players for The Revivalists, out for portions of the show. The rowdy crowd, in turn, lapped up the set, with the audience spilling out well beyond the tent and singing and clapping along throughout.As Greg Ormont told Live For Live Music about the performance,Bonnaroo is the ultimate hang! After raging our late night set in front of a sea of people, we kicked it for the weekend and caught some great acts that we don’t usually see in the jam circuit like Pond, Anderson .Paak, Nile Rodgers, Reggie Watts, Thundercat, Muse, Eminem, The Revivalists, Ikebe Shakedown, Gogo Penguin, and tons more. We’re all leaving Bonnaroo super inspired to keep writing new music and pursuing our dreams. Much respect to the entire Bonnaroo team for making such a huge event run so smoothly. We know it takes a ton of work and they really knocked it out of the park.As for the show itself, one of the biggest highlights was the presence of The Revivalists’ horns, who added a little something special to the already-energetic performance. The duo of Girardot and Ingraham sat in from “The Liquid” through “Whoopie”, later reemerging for “F.U.” and “Doc”. Other highlights included in the “Space Jam” that led into “The Hop” and “F.U.”, which saw Ben Carrey and Alex Petropulos really open up.You can check out the setlist from Pigeon Playing Ping Pong’s high-octane Bonnaroo performance below. Plus, don’t miss the band’s Bonnaroo recap video, which was created by David Diller of Ninja Video and which Live For Live Music is proud to premiere and host on our YouTube channel.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN | 5/8/2018Porcupine, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Under The Sea > Julia, The Liquid*, Whoopie* > 1999* > Whoopie*, Spacejam > The Hop > F.U.*, Doc*, Horizon, Ocean Flows*w/ Rob Ingraham on Sax and Michael Girardot on Trumpet from The Revivalistslast_img read more


Leadership on the front line


first_img Will inequality worsen the toll of the pandemic in the U.S.? Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic steps up its efforts in time of pandemic Hundreds of mayors and municipal leaders from across the United States and the world are turning to experts from Harvard for help in managing their cities’ response to the global coronavirus pandemic.In weekly sessions organized by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Coronavirus Local Response Initiative, nearly 400 mayors and hundreds more senior city officials and leaders are receiving real-time advice on everything from public health to crisis leadership.“The world is facing an unprecedented crisis right now and we haven’t seen the worst of it yet. We know that you, the mayors, are in it right now,” said Jorrit de Jong, faculty director of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and a senior lecturer in public policy and management at Harvard Kennedy School.The sessions are designed to provide critical public health information and actionable insights on crisis leadership to busy mayors and city leaders who have been forced to redirect their focus in the face of the pandemic. “It’s wonderful we can maintain our learning community, a community of action, while maintaining social distancing,” de Jong said.Jorrit de Jong addressed the virtual gathering of city leaders from across the country.So far, two virtual gatherings have taken place, with special guests including former President Bill Clinton and Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking at the second session. A third event in the series took place Thursday.During the first session, 60 of the participating mayors were displayed on the screen wall of Harvard Business School’s live online classroom, where they posed questions directly to the faculty members. Other participants sent in questions through the video conferencing chat function. While the sessions themselves are limited to mayors and public leaders, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is providing session slides and takeaways on their website so that lessons from the series are available to all.Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the virtually gathered mayors and expressed confidence in their ability to meet the challenge of the coronavirus crisis in their communities, underscoring their importance in moving beyond partisan politics. Josh Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, then outlined the basics of the coronavirus pandemic and public health guidance to help inform the mayors’ decisions. Sharfstein fielded questions from the city leaders about best practices for social distancing, misinformation about the coronavirus, and virus transmission.“This is going to be a matter of self-reliance, and that’s always true, actually, in large disasters,” Dutch Leonard said. “Almost all of the work comes from inside the community.”The second half of the session featured Kennedy School faculty members Dutch Leonard, the George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management at HKS and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration at HBS, and Juliette Kayyem, the Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security. They focused on three areas: where we are in the crisis; how mayors can pivot and adapt; and what political challenges stand in the way.Where do we stand right now?Kayyem, who served as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, spoke about the stages of crisis response and observed that we are now in the response phase where public leaders must take quick and decisive action.Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, Kayyem said that “while the virus is new, crisis management is not. It is beginning to look familiar, and that should give you some hope.” She also noted that American states and cities have been ahead of the U.S. federal government in their response: “You saw these governors and a lot of mayors move forward because they knew time was of the essence.”How can we pivot and adapt?“A lot of this feels like it is coming to you on the local level, and in fact, I think that’s correct,” said Leonard, an expert on crisis management. “I think what is going to get us through this event as well as we possibly can, is local leadership.”Leonard emphasized that local leaders will be at the forefront of the response. “This is going to be a matter of self-reliance, and that’s always true, actually, in large disasters,” he said. “Almost all of the work comes from inside the community.” “While the virus is new, crisis management is not. It is beginning to look familiar, and that should give you some hope.” — Juliette Kayyem Waste not, want not But dealing with the complexity and uncertainty, Leonard said, would require “an ongoing iterative problem-solving process.” He suggested city leaders create an incident management team representing people with a range of interests, subject matter experts, and people familiar with the city and community. This team should then develop a process and iterate on it, treating decisions as part of “an experiment that is ongoing.”What are the hardest political choices?After the mayors shared some of the toughest political challenges they faced — including remaining aligned with state and federal leaders — Kayyem and Leonard offered insights. Drawing on her own experience with the U.S. federal government’s response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Kayyem said that in crisis situations, leaders must handle the response as well as politics. “You can’t deny it; you can’t work your way around it,” she said. Kayyem suggested that mayors should figure out ways in which their incident command structures can absorb the politics, while offering data, information, and hope: “It’s just honest. That’s all you have got: numbers and hope.”Leonard added that local leadership is fundamentally political and that the purpose of politics is to resolve decisions about values. “Most people, when they really understand that we’ve got a crisis, are at their very best,” he said. “Enlist their help.” Like Kayyem, Leonard emphasized the need for hope: “We will turn out to be more resilient than we currently think.” Karen Dynan and Kenneth Rogoff say Fed and Congress are moving in the right direction Related Economists cheered by relief package but see long, tough slog ahead Chan’s Bassett warns that responses must include steps to ease the health and economic impacts on the poorlast_img read more


Kinky Boots to Receive Australian Premiere


first_img View Comments Everybody say…mate! The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots will receive an Australian premiere next fall. Performances will begin at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne in October 2016. Casting and exact dates for the production, directed by Jerry Mitchell, will be announced later. The tuner features a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman who, after the death of his father, is forced to give up his dreams of living in London in order to save his family’s fledgling shoe factory in Northern England. Charlie finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As the unlikely pair works to turn the factory around, they find they have more in common than initially expected.Kinky Boots opened on Broadway in 2013 and won six Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical. In addition to the Broadway production, the show is currently touring the U.S. and playing in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. A South Korean production concluded its run in Seoul earlier this year. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Shows Kinky Bootslast_img read more


Complete Cast & Creative Team Set for American Psycho


first_img Jennifer Damiano Krystina Alabado Star Files Alice Ripley Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 American Psycho Dave Thomas Brown Benjamin Walker in ‘American Psycho’ Related Shows Theo Stockman (American Idiot, Hair) and Brandon Kalm (American Idiot on tour) have been added to the killer cast of American Psycho. Led by Benjamin Walker, the new musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24. Opening night is scheduled for April 20.It’s also just been announced that Katrina Lindsay (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound) will complete the design team.Directed by Rupert Goold and based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.The show will also include Alice Ripley, Heléne Yorke, Jennifer Damiano, Drew Moerlein, Krystina Alabado, Dave Thomas Brown, Jordan Dean, Anna Eilinsfeld, Jason Hite, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Keith Randolph Smith, Alex Michael Stoll and Morgan Weed. Benjamin Walker View Comments View All (5)last_img read more


Smithsonian Institution Will Exhibit the History and Culture of Panama in the U.S.


first_imgBy Dialogo July 17, 2009 PANAMA CITY, 15 July 2009 (AFP) – An exhibition organized by the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, located in Washington, will present the history, culture, and scientific advances of Panama in a score of events that will take place in the United States between October of this year and May 2010. “We have a very simple goal, which is that people in the United States get to know Panama,” said Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, upon announcing the exhibit in a presentation in Panama on Tuesday. “Many people know that there is a canal in Panama, or if they’re salsa fans, they know that Rubén Blades is Panamanian,” but apart from that, “there is very little knowledge of what Panama is and what its geological formation means or its importance for biodiversity,” Díaz explained. The different activities will take place primarily in Washington and New York, but there are also events planned in Panama. The organizers estimate that a least a million people will visit or participate in the various activities planned in the two countries. “Panama at the Smithsonian” will display aspects of the geological and archeological history of the country up through its present biodiversity, by way of Spanish colonization, Caribbean heritage, and the arrival of the railroad and the widening of the Panama Canal. In addition, there will be components related to traditional music like décimas or the importance of the African legacy in percussion rhythms and dances, without forgetting modern music like salsa and jazz and its importance in the present configuration of the country. The organizers emphasized that it will be possible to observe that “the formation of the isthmus began in Panama more than 3.5 million years ago” and that Panama “is the origin of many things that have affected the entire world, like the creation of the ocean currents or (being) a bridge that united two continents.” Díaz acknowledged that “it is always difficult to publicize the scientific part, because people are more interested in movies or music,” for which reason he believes that this is a good opportunity to present the scientific work done in the country. “First the indigenous people, then the Africans arrived, then the Chinese: all these arrivals of different cultures and their influence in Panama are going to be dealt with in this program,” said Eldredge Bermingham, director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, located in Panama, a co-organizer of the exhibit together with the Interoceanic Canal Museum of Panama. U.S. scientists will give talks in Panama on tropical archeology and the history of the naturalists of the isthmus. The Smithsonian Latino Center seeks to ensure that Latino contributions to the arts, sciences, and humanities are highlighted, supporting various programs as part of the activities of the U.S. institution. Díaz also affirmed that a goal is that people in the United States differentiate among Mexicans, Colombians, Cubans, or Panamanians “and understand that they are not the same just because they are Latinos and that each Latin American country is different.” Colombia, Mexico, and Puerto Rico have been the subjects of previous exhibitions, and once the events related to Panama have concluded, Argentina will be the guest of honor in commemoration of the bicentennial of Argentine independence from Spain.last_img read more