first_imgIn April 1952, Myrtle along with her husband, the late Mr. John T. Smith, relocated to the USA where he was appointed as Accountant and Statistician at the Liberian Consulate in New York City. She returned home following the untimely death of her husband in New York.In 1958 she returned to the USA for additional training at the Manhattan Medical Assistants School in New York.In July 1971, the deceased attended an advanced course at the Washington Memorial Hospital, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. There, in January 1972, she was awarded a Certificate in Advanced X-Ray Technology by the United States Public Health Service. The late Mrs. Myrtle Mason Smith-Bruce.The sanctuary of the Mason Memorial A.M.E Church, located on Sinkor Old Road, was filled to capacity last Friday, as relatives, friends and sympathizers gathered there to celebrate the home-going of the eminent Liberian chief X-ray technician and radiographic expert, Mrs. Myrtle Evangeline Mason Smith-Bruce.She died on October 30, 2017 at the Health Link Medical Facility in Accra, Ghana, following a brief illness. She was 94.Mrs. Smith-Bruce once served as president of the Liberian Society of Radiographic Technologists. In the late 1940s to early 1950s she worked as a laboratory technician at the National Public Health Service of Liberia (now Ministry of Health), at the site on which the Liberian National Red Cross is now located.On April 13, 1953, she matriculated to the Manhattan Medical Assistants School in New York, where she qualified as a certified X-Ray technician. She was the first Liberian female to specialize in the field of X-Ray technology and was featured in the Britannica Encyclopedia.  Earlier in November 1951, she was awarded the Medical Technicians Certificate by the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA). In April 1975, she again attended a Teachers Seminar of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technicians in Malaysia.Mrs. Myrtle Smith-Bruce began her long, distinguished career as the Chief X-Ray Technician of the Liberia Government in 1960. She also provided part-time services at Dr. West and Dr. Snetzer Clinics, respectively.She served as president of the Liberian Society of Radiographic Technologists and was instrumental in the Incorporation, by an Act of Legislature on January 30, 1977, of the Society and School of Radiographers. Subsequently in 1978, she represented Liberia at the International Society meeting in Canada, and Singapore in 1979.Mother Myrtle became a Christian at an early age and later became a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In a tribute to his mother, J. Terence Smith, said Mrs. Smith-Bruce was always there for her children.   According to him, his late mother was an inspiration to him, the family and many others.“You have been counseling, advising, guiding and helping to make life a worthy and meaningful experience. Thank you for all the years you gave of yourself to me, my siblings and other members of the family.”In her funeral sermon, Rev. Roseline S. Barnes, senior pastor of the Mason Memorial A.M.E. Church, urged the bereaved family and sympathizers to serve well in whatever capacity they are called to serve.Rev. Barnes described the late Mrs. Smith-Bruce as a woman who truly cared for her family and others. Preaching from Acts 13:36, Rev. Barnes said: “David served God’s purpose in his own generation, and he fell asleep.”She urged the bereaved family and sympathizers to emulate the example of the late Mother Smith-Bruce, who well served her country, family and church before her demise.Mrs. Myrtle Smith-Bruce was born on October 15, 1924 in Arthington, Montserrado County, unto the union of Mr. Johnson Boto Mason and Madam Lilly Melissa Turkett Mason. The deceased was active in fraternal, civic and social organizations and served as the Past Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Dorcas Chapter.On November 18, 1943, Myrtle was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. John T. Smith at Mount Carmel A.M.E. Church in Arthington, Montserrado County. To this union two sons, J. Terrence and Roderick G. Smith, were born.Following Mr. Smith’s death, the deceased married William T. Bruce, Sr. on August 11, 1962. This union was blessed with two daughters: Musu Bruce Reid and Willa T. Bruce Gooding.center_img Myrtle stood with her husband, Mr. Bruce, in the establishment of City Plumbing and Construction Company, a prominent and successful Liberian- owned business enterprise.Mrs. Myrtle Smith-Bruce leaves to mourn her loss, her children: J. Terence Smith, Roderick G. Smith, Willa Bruce Gooding (Julius), Musu Bruce Reid, Delores Bumpty Maxwell, Ernest C.B. Bruce, William T. Bruce, Jr. (Watchen); her sister, Chief Mrs. Opral Amanda Benson, grand and great grandchildren and scores of other relatives and friends.Interment took place in the Arthington Township Cemetery, Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Everton’s striker Wayne Rooney chases the ball during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool December 10, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 10 – Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in a Merseyside derby as his late penalty earned Everton a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.Liverpool had taken the lead in the 229th meeting of the old rivals when Mohamed Salah spectacularly curled a shot home just before half-time, but the Reds were unable to find a killer second goal at Anfield. Everton kept their discipline and refused to wilt and were awarded a spot-kick after Dejan Lovren barged over Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Rooney, who rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United in July, showed no nerves as he equalised with 13 minutes left.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made six changes from the side which thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0, including the surprise decision to leave Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench.Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were selected ahead of the Brazilian duo while Andrew Robertson replaced Alberto Moreno at left-back.The start was typical of a Merseyside derby; feisty tackles, misplaced passes, no chances taken with clearances booted into row Z if required.Liverpool looked to show the early attacking intent, with Salah and Sadio Mane on the ball frequently with an eagerness to run at Everton’s defence.After 15 minutes the game settled, Liverpool monopolising possession with Everton’s two banks of four happy to sit deep and seek to frustrate the home side.Liverpool carved out an opening just before the half-hour mark when Mane received the ball on the byline and cut it back for Solanke inside the box, but under pressure from Tom Davies the striker scuffed his effort.Everton fought hard, with Rooney using his strength to shoulder James Milner to the ground to the approval of the visiting supporters.Gylfi Sigurdsson took things a little too far and received the first booking of the contest for a late challenge which caught the ankle of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson while Idrissa Gueye was also shown yellow for a tackle from behind on Mane.The first goal arrived three minutes before half-time with the influential Salah, Liverpool’s most effective attacking player in the first half, the source.– Sublime finish –Liverpool players mob Mohammed Salah to celebrate his goal against Everton on December 10, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailSalah was fed the ball by defender Joe Gomez on right flank, shrugged Cuco Martina easily to the ground and cut inside on his left foot. The Egypt international dropped a shoulder to move past Gueye and then curled a sublime finish into the top corner with Jordan Pickford grasping at thin air.Liverpool should have been two goals ahead by the break when Mane stole possession and found himself through on goal.However, the Senegal forward dragged his shot wide when he could have given passed for a tap in.Allardyce introduced Aaron Lennon and Morgan Schneiderlin at half-time with Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies making way.Liverpool remained the likelier to score. From Milner’s cross early in the second half, Salah headed wide with the goal at his mercy. Then, Mane had the Kop on its feet with an acrobatic effort, but Pickford was well stationed to save comfortably.The hosts went close again in the hour when Salah’s curling free-kick picked out Gomez who glanced a header just over the crossbar.Liverpool’s frustration was punished when Everton were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left after Lovren needlessly shoved Dominic Calvert-Lewin to the ground.Rooney stepped and as Simon Mignolet dived, emphatically dispatched spot kick into the middle of the net.Coutinho was introduced shortly afterwards and he tested the reflexes of Pickford with a free-kick but the Toffees held on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgFormer Metz striker Boris Mathis has signed a two-year contract with Everton to play in their Premier League 2-winning under-23s squad.The 19-year-old, a product of Lyon’s academy who made his Ligue 1 debut in April, was out of contract this summer.“My dream is to play for the first team here. I want to play in the Premier League for Everton,” he told evertonfc.com.“Ronald Koeman is a huge figure, not only as a coach now but his reputation as a player speaks for itself as well.” The 19-year-old was released by Ligue 1 club Metz 1last_img

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first_imgLiam Brady has dismissed rumours that Shay Given is not fit for tomorrow’s opening Euro 2012 game against Croatia because he is not taking part in full training sessions. Brady knows the Lifford man personally having worked with as part of Trapatonni’s backroom staff.And he says that Given only ever trains at a bout 70% capacity.“Shay is like all goalkeepers – he isn’t big on training. He trains about 70% of the time because that’s all he needs to do as a ‘keeper,” he said.The former Arsenal and Ireland legend says too much is being made of Shay’s alleged struggle to get fit for tomorrow night’s game. “I really don’t think it’s an issue. I think Shay will play and even if he doesn’t, we have a very good number two in Kieran Westwood,” he said. SHAY ONLY TRAINS AT 70% CAPACITY ANYWAY – BRADY was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Liam BradyShay Givenlast_img read more

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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai say the death of Co Donegal man Seamus Doherty was murderMr Doherty, 67, was found dead at his home at The Rock, Churchill last weekend.Initial reports suggested he had died of natural causes. Forensics officers have been carrying out investigations at the home all week.Yesterday State Pathologist Marie Cassidy arrived at the scene and carried out a full examination of the area.Inspector Eugene McGovern from Milford Garda station has confirmed that Mr Doherty suffered a “traumatic death” and was found on the bathroom floor of his home at Drumacanoo.As a result of that investigation a statement from Gardai said: “Gardai in Millford are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Churchill, Co Donegal on the 17th of June 2012. “At approximately 1.50am on the 17th of June 2012 Gadrai and emergency services were called to a house at Drumacnoo near the village of Churchill where the body of 67 year old Seamus Doherty was discovered. He was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Letterkenny Hospital.“Following a post-mortem examination carried out by the State Pathologist Prof.Marie Cassidy on the 19th June the it was established that Mr Doherty had died in suspicious circumstances.“An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda Station and Gardai have begun a murder investigation.“The scene remains preserved pending a full forensic and technical examination.“Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074 9167100, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.” Locals in the Churchill area are shocked at the developments in the death.Mr Doherty was well-known in the area.He appeared before the local courts on a number of occasions for being drunk and disorderly.He was also ordered to attend the psychiatric services by Judge Paul Kelly last March when he was found guilty of assaulting the local priest. DEATH OF CHURCHILL MAN WAS MURDER was last modified: June 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:ChurchilldeathSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

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first_imgJacob Kiplimo won Silver in Finland on TuesdayUganda’s Jacob Kiplimo won a silver medal in the 10,000m final at the on-going 2018 IAAF World U20 Championship in Tampere, Finland.The Ugandan star finished in a time of 27:40.36 behind Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto (27:21.08) in the race at the Ratina Stadium on Tuesday.“This is a good start for our team as the Championship has just started, said Uganda Athletics President Dominic Otuchet.“We are happy because Kiplimo won bronze in the last World U20 Championship in Poland in 2016.Otuchet said that although Kiplimo did not run a personal best time, it was good that he got onto the podium and won the country a medal.In the same race Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi and Solomon Kiplimo Boit (Kenya) finished in third and fourth places respectively.Uganda fielded 11 athletes at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championship that runs from July 10-15 including Stella Wonruku, Sarah Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Hosea Kiplangat, Daniel Kiprop, Oscar Chelimo, Jacob Kiplimo, Victor Kiplangat, Albert Chemutai, Denis Cherotich.Comments Tags: 2018 IAAF World U20 ChampionshipJacob Kiplimotoplast_img read more

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first_imgA man from Dublin who was reported missing this week has been located safe and well, his family have announced.The appeal to locate Cathal McGinley (aged 33) was extended to Donegal due to his family connections in the county. He had gone missing on Monday December 4th, after being last seen in Howth.Cathal’s family have today shared the good news that he has been found, issuing an update to the public who were assisting in the search. The Mc Ginley family said: “Cathal has been found alive and well. Thank you all for the amazing help and support over the last few days, we will be forever grateful.”Relief as missing man is found alive and well was last modified: December 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:appealMissing personlast_img read more

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first_imgToby Burke is the sweetest hitter of a sliotar. He was Keady’s keeper on the Armagh side that robbed Setanta’s championship hopes in the O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon.He made the ball do all the work as it left the most efficient part of his hurley so quietly and travelled the longest way through the O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon.From Hurley to rallying I enjoyed watching a star in the making with the same understanding of efficiency and speed, that of Callum Devine leading from the start to finish ahead of a crop of talented local drivers to win the Harvest stages Rally. Advertisement Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh who finished 9th overall on the Harvest Rally. Photo Brian McDaid.His R5 Ford Fiesta never missed a beat and was the quickest out of the box, then paced himself with a very efficient driving style carrying his speed even in the wet opening stages in the Inishowen peninsula.Only a few months ago this talented driver was on show as Devine lead on the opening stages of the Donegal International Rally, which also started in the Inishowen area in his R5 Fiesta with even world rally driver Craig Breen in a more powerful WRC Fiesta could not reply to Devine’s pace on the first stages of the Donegal.Fan clubIn another Cork registered Ford, a Moville crew complete with their fan club, waiting at the first junction on the first stage of the day. Car number 103, a Mk 2 Ford Escort driven by Daniel and Eamonn Mc Gonagle. Advertisement “That’s them now, ah nah it’s not ours, it has blue on the bottom.“Is that them this time, aye it is….. woooooooo- hooo.“Nah that’s not them either, they will be next,” – then a beautiful unarched white Mk2 with the word McGonagle on the sun visor and that blue on the bottom signature arrives on the first run through the very shinney and slippery surface and the McGonigle fan club start a fit of cheering as they start waving with one hand while trying to record the rally car on their phones with the other hand.“Did you get them?”“Nah, them old round bales were in the way, We’ll move up a bit for the next time through.” Meanwhile, another McGonagle, Joseph from just down the road in Muff looked the most aggressive though our junction in his WRC Mini.The Mc Gonagle Crew on the limit much to the enjoyment of their fans club at this junction on The Harvest Rally. Photo Brian McDaid.That was the stage he knew the best but it was the other two stages that he would record the fastest times on.Himself, fellow Donegal man Donagh Kelly and late entry Josh Moffet, both in new R5 Polo’s would battle it out all day for podium places.Brilliant stages On Saturday our viewing point at a staggered country crossroads junction transform perfectly, thanks to the marshals to a brilliant viewing point for spectators.We could watch the cars on the limiter on a long downhill straight before they navigate their way around bale chicane into a sharpe left at the junction.Most of the spectators were happy to sit it out between stages because of this good viewing point and wait the hour for the next loop if stages to arrive.Christy Gallagher and Lee Cullen Illistrin, Letterkenny.1st in class 11R. Photo Brian McDaid.Old and new friendships were replenished and for some of us, the late Manus Kelly’s old rally car a yellow Toyota Corolla registered, 85 CE 888 passing us on the stage reminded us of just how difficult a year we have travelled through.As our mobile phones roamed across Lough Foyle to pick up a network connection, our conversation roamed chatting about everything from Costa Coffee to Rural Electrification.On Saturday, I met up with two school classmates Martin and Antony Kelly and also met Mac Walsh.The four of us all had something other than rallying in common. My father Fred McDaid, Anthony and Martin Kelly’s father Gerry Kelly and Mac’s grandfather Martin Scanlon all travelled the same country roads in Inishowen that we did, sixty years before us all as workmates together with the ESB’s rural electrification taking power to Inishowen for the first time.Grand NationalThe battle in the nation was just as fierce with three Donegal drivers all looking for honours.Pettigo’s Kevin Eves would have looked the favourite in his Corolla but it was the engine builder in his Darrian T90 that was the man on the pace right from the start in his unique looking rear-wheel drive, rear-engine rally car, complete with the latest in Rathmullan technology a KGP engine, a 2.7 litre power plant.The other Donegal man up there challenging was Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh but had to settle for fourth overall in the nationals and 9th overall in the rally.Indeed the Letterkenny crew reminded me what local one-day events are all about.Alister Glenn and Andrew Gillespie 1st in class 4 inter EVO 9. Photo Brian McDaid.I met this crew that competed in a full day’s rallying who then stepped into their road car and hooked up a car transporter loaded their red number 7 on behind and headed home after the event, with a stop off, them still in their cream rally suits to Doherty’s chipper in Bridgend for a well deserved bite to eat as the rally car sat outside the door.Top of the classChristy Gallagher from Illistrin with Lee Cullen calling the notes were class winners in this Toyota Starlet even though they had a gearbox change and release bearing issues Litermacward crew Adrian Cannon and Aidan Gannon also were class winners on one of the high revving Honda Civics that took part in the rally over the weekend.Paddy Walker and Stephen Diver from Carndonagh were the local crew that won their class with Lifford’s Alistair Glen and Andrew Gillespie wrapped up the Donegal crews to finish first in their class on the weekend event.16 counties competeAlong with all the competitors on the day the other winners were the Motor club and the team that run the event, the people of Inishowen who welcomed both local competitors from Donegal on no less than 16 counties from both southern and Northern Ireland to come and compete in our wee county at the weekend.Kevin Gallagher and Gerry Conway Rathmullan. First in the Nationals in the Harvest Photo Brian McDaidEven the local competitors that didn’t do the Harvest were out in big number marshalling setting a wee crop of winter points that might yield results at entry time come Donegal International in 2020.And finally our fan club who cheered the Moville crew through each of the loops of the rally on stage one, four and seven were rewarded with a fourth in class for Daniel and Eamonn Mc Gonagle, with just some minor trips off the tar much to the cheers to their fan club to put a great finish to a great day.Woooooooo-hoo!Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: Divine performance by Derry driver was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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:motoringlast_img read more

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first_imgQPR head coach Chris Ramsey was asked about a number of issues at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Cardiff City. Here’s a round-up of some of the things he had to say.Team news“Charlie [Austin] had a slight tweak in the game against Charlton so we took him off. He’s available for tomorrow. We’re probably going to be missing Jamie [Mackie]. He’s got a slight groin strain. Hopefully it won’t keep him out for too long.”On Austin“If a club wants him and come in and make firm offers, and if the owners think it’s the right offer, then he’ll go. All we’re looking for is a firm offer to get this thing sorted one way or another.“We haven’t had any firm offers for Charlie and as far as we’re concerned he’s a QPR player and will want to do his best to get his goalscoring tally up to where it was last year.”On talks to sign Tim Ream from Bolton“We’re still in negotiations on that. He’s a target that we have been looking at.”Ream is expected to complete a move to Loftus RoadOn Rob Green“Rob could literally play for any team in the country – you’re talking about Chelsea down to any Premiership team.“I think he’s a top goalkeeper and his attitude has been fantastic around the place. His professionalism is one for younger players to behold.“I think that if you look at any of the top teams – Man Citys, Arsenals, Liverpools – he could play for any of those teams. So we’re happy that he’s here. We don’t foresee him leaving.”On Sandro“Sandro is imminently returning to the country, based on some paperwork that needs to be clarified. He’s in the process of that and we’re expecting to see him shortly.“We’re in constant contact with Sandro. We’ve sent some messages and he sent me a voice message saying that he’s been training and is looking forward to coming back.”Sandro is in his native Brazil following problems with his visaOn Leroy Fer“I think he’s got the bit between his teeth to prove a lot of people wrong about his injury and prove people wrong about his form, because he wants to be involved with the national team as well at the end of the season.“I think he knows that the QPR fans are behind him and he owes them for their support. I’m very excited about the way he’s conducted himself around the place.“He’s given us his word that he’s fully committed to the club and that he wants to see us climbing up the table.“He’s a big miss for us because he’s a very good player and his attitude has been fantastic.“Obviously he’s a talented player, but he’s now got a chance to show his resilience and whether he can help other players.“There’s quite a few young players in the squad and he’s more experienced and needs to really show some leadership.”Fer’s move to Sunderland was scrapped after he failed a medicalOn being linked with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle“We haven’t made an offer for him. I don’t know if it’s a realistic target as regards the money that was quoted – £6m. I don’t think we’re in that field.“Obviously any club in the Championship would like to have a player of that ability, but we haven’t put that on the list at the moment.”On talks with Southend to sign keeper Daniel Bentley“I think we’re still negotiating that one. He’s a fine keeper that everyone’s talking about and I think that’s still in the negotiation stage.”On Joey Barton“Joey has had a lot of press about him based on when he was a young boy. People change. They change into adulthood and become family people.“Joey has matured and I think some of the things that are said about him are unfair and taken out of context. As far as the dealings I had with him when he was at QPR, he was respectful and trained well and always gave 100% on the field.”And finally, on whether West Brom have been back in for Matt Phillips“Not that I’m aware of and frankly I’m quite happy about that.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgRed Bluff >> Jesse Miller was on fire Tuesday night, hitting six 3s in the first half and two more in the fourth period, leading the Spartans with 26 points in a 73-24 win over the Paradise Bobcats. The lopsided victory sends the Red Bluff girls (11-4) into league play on a high note as they prepare to host Chico (6-9) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Maggie Winning had 11 points in the first half and finished with 16 and Kylee Kitchell had 6, all in the third. Bench players saw lots of time once the …last_img

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