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This Is What It Means To Be A VIP At Fool’s Paradise

first_imgLoad remaining images Aside from the stellar lineup, one thing that makes Fool’s Paradise so special is the intimacy. From the small amphitheatre in St. Augustine to the one-on-one time between artists and fans, the two-day Florida vacation is more than just a musical event. From artist-led excursions to late-night shows at the Elk’s Lodge, there’s nothing quite like Fool’s Paradise.The only thing better than attending as a fan is going as a VIP. The Fool’s Paradise VIP program will have you stylin’ from the moment you check in through your first #TBT memories. The golden wristband will: provide you with priority access to the pit area in front of the stage and to the reserved searing area in front of the soundboard. Note: the rest of the venue is all General Admission, so this reserved seating is prime.On Saturday evening, there will be an exclusive happy hour with the bands. This is your chance to ask them anything, give them a cheers or high-five, and take as many photos as you’d like. This lineup is more than willing to spend time with their fans and are excited for this opportunity to become friends.Your VIP wristband will also give you discounted alcoholic beverages in a private tiki bar area. Lines are never an issue here! You will also receive an official AJ Masthay original print Fool’s Paradise poster and t-shirt.Whether you prefer to watch the show from the pit area in front of the stage or the reserved VIP seating area in front of the soundboard, you get first access to both. Add discounted alcoholic beverages, exclusive happy hour with the bands, and an official Fool’s Paradise poster and t-shirt, and you’re golden! Check out the gallery below for a taste of what it’s like to fly VIP with Fool’s Paradise. For more information, head here.One (1) 2-Day VIP Ticket ($212.50):Priority Access to Pit Area & SeatingDiscounted BeveragesExclusive Happy Hour with ArtistsFool’s Paradise Poster & T-ShirtLooking for places to stay?“Fools For Love” Hotel VIP Packages are still available, which include 2-Day VIP ticket(s) to show (for each person in package), free access to the late-night shows, priority access to pit area and seating, discounted beverages, exclusive happy hour with artists, and a very special Fool’s Paradise poster & t-shirt designed by AJ Masthay. You can purchase the Hotel “Fool For Love” VIP package here.There is also a “Fools For Trees” VIP Camping Package, which includes 2-Day VIP ticket(s) to show (for each person in package), campsite for 4 persons with parking for 2 vehicles, free access to the late-night shows, priority access to pit area and seating, discounted beverages, exclusive happy hour with artists, and a very special Fool’s Paradise poster & t-shirt designed by AJ Masthay. You can purchase the Camping “Fool For Trees” VIP package here.last_img read more

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Watch out for those S.O.B.S (seniors on bikes and skis)

first_imgBy Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active. The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities enjoying the Slocan Valley in all seasons. It will also give senior novice skiers the opportunity to try out an activity before deciding on whether they want to commit to purchasing their own equipment. The Lions have used the funds to purchase a variety of cross country ski packages and bicycles (including electric assist) and will be making them available to seniors in the Slocan Valley in the months ahead. Starting in January, the ski equipment will be available to seniors throughout the valley. To access the equipment, contact either Don Munro (project organizer) at 250-226-7855 or Slocan Valley Recreation 250-226-0008. For those needing a little bit of help getting started, Slocan Valley Recreation will be hosting a ski/training day on Monday, Jan. 10  beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Slocan Park Hall. Everyone will be going out and enjoying a ski along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. After that, skis must be pre-booked for use. A limited number of skis are available, so please let us know if you want to use them.   In the months ahead, the group will be providing several bicycles (including a four-wheel bike), some of which will have electric assist, to help seniors reach a little farther. These too, will have to be pre-booked and it’s expected they will be popular. The Kootenay Slocan Lions are working with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on this project, and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail is the primary location that all equipment will be used on. To find out more about the project, contact the numbers noted above.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon Club

first_imgA few days and counting. The annual Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give the group a running start to Sunday’s race with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, Janice Morrison, Laurilee Commandeur, Graham Jamin, Coleen Driscol, Roger Fontaine, Jessica Larocque, Debbie Bird, Ian Pardoe, Victor Commandeur, Peter Bird and Peter Lee.  Start of the race is 8 a.m. Sunday with competitors jumping into Kootenay Lake for the swim.last_img

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LAST RESIDENT OF DONEGAL ISLAND PACKS HIS BAG AND LEAVES FOR LAST TIME

first_imgA man who has lived on a remote Donegal island for the past 20 years packed his bags and left for the last time this morning.Musician and poet Barry Edgar Pilcher, 70, moved to the island of Inishfree in 1993 with his wife Eve and daughter Alice.Eve and Alice left some time later but Barry decided to stay on and has lived alone on the island since then. For the past number of years he has lived a life of solitude, playing his saxophone and taking a boat to Burtonport once a week for supplies.There are some holiday homes on the island but Barry was the only year-round resident.Barry, who is originally from London, revealed a number of months ago that he was leaving the island as his wife was in ill health and he wanted to spend more time with his brother.This morning he began the journey to leave Donegal and to start a new chapter in his life back in England. And his wife and family were there to meet him at Burtonport when he left Inishfree this morning.Barry admitted that he had to be hardy to lead an island-life for the past two decades.He joked it was difficult to order a curry and kept in touch with friends and family through Skype.“You have to be tough to live out here,” he said. “I’ll be glad when I can move on in life.”His island cottage has served as the island’s polling booth as well, though other islanders who voted there maintained their principal residence on the mainland. Mr. Pilcher said he will miss certain aspects of island life.“It is very magical out here,” he said. “There is no street lighting so you can see the stars at night and things like that.”LAST RESIDENT OF DONEGAL ISLAND PACKS HIS BAG AND LEAVES FOR LAST TIME was last modified: March 19th, 2013 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:Barry PilcherdonegalInishfreeislandlast_img read more

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700,000-year-old tools found

first_img Pakefield, a coastal village 120 miles northeast of London, is one of the few areas where glaciers preserved rather than destroyed the sediment that contained ancient artifacts, Rose said. Coastal erosion is now opening up cliffs around Pakefield, exposing fossils and artifacts. Before that discovery, the earliest traces of humans in Europe north of the Alps were dated to about 500,000 years ago, and included flint artifacts and even some human remains that were discovered in Bosgrove on the southern coast of England. The earliest traces of human presence in southern Europe are at least 800,000 years old and include materials that were discovered in Atapuerca, Spain. In a commentary in Nature, Wil Roebroeks of Leiden University in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the study, said the new evidence of human activity was “rock solid.” He said it showed that “early humans were evidently roaming the banks of these rivers … much earlier than hitherto thought for this part of Europe.” Roebroeks said the artifacts pointed not to large-scale colonization of northern Europe, “but more to a short-lived human expansion of range, in rhythm with climatic oscillations.” He said it was likely that “more significant occupation of the northern parts of Europe did not occur until later.” But Alison Brooks, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington who was not involved in the finding, urged caution. “One always has to be skeptical, given that previous claims of early human presence in northern Europe have had problems with the date or authenticity of the artifacts found. If subsequent findings support this discovery, it would be very exciting and would change our ideas about the adaptability of early humans,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Ancient tools found in Britain show that humans lived in northern Europe 200,000 years earlier than was previously known, at a time when England’s climate was warm enough to be the home of lions, elephants and saber-tooth tigers, scientists announced Wednesday. The 32 black flint artifacts, found in river sediments in Pakefield in eastern England, date back 700,000 years and represent the earliest unequivocal evidence for human presence north of the Alps, the scientists said. The finding dashes the long-held theory that humans did not migrate north from the relatively warm climates of the Mediterranean region until half a million years ago, the scientists said. “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum and one of four British scientists who took part in the study and announced the finding at a news conference in London. Their discovery is detailed in the scientific journal Nature. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Now that we know this, we can search for the remains of these people, knowing that we may find them,” he said. “Their arrival in northern Europe could have happened even earlier. We have a whole new area of research opening up to us.” Jim Rose, a professor at the University of London who also was involved in the study, said that 700,000 years ago England was still connected to the European mainland and enjoyed periods of balmy weather between the time that massive glaciers swept through the area, freezing and reforming the landscapes. During such thaws, he said, early humans would have been able to migrate from the Mediterranean to England, where there were mild winters, flat landscapes and major rivers. Rhinoceroses, elephants, saber-tooth tigers, lions, hippopotamuses and bears lived in the area at the time. The scientists said they don’t know whether the humans used the newly discovered tools to kill animals for food, or merely to scavenge from carcasses that predators left behind. The artifacts suggest the early humans didn’t colonize northern areas of Europe, but merely expanded their migratory patterns there when the weather permitted, the scientists said. last_img read more

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New Study Paints iPhone Owners as Materialistic, Fickle Egomaniacs

first_imgsarah perez Taken on their own, it’s hard to say whether these stats are indicative of anything about iPhone owners specifically, or if they could apply to any group of smartphone-owning mobile users. That’s why the report compares the iPhone and Blackberry owners on each topic. When studied this way, iPhone owners beat Blackberry owners in every category where “winning” is actually the equivalent of being a materialistic, flaky, fickle dolt…well, at least in our opinion. To spin the findings even further in Blackberry’s favor, one of the questions involved asking the mobile users how they “see” themselves. 40% of the iPhone owners claimed they were an “intellectual” while only 36% of Blackberry users said the same. Propped up against the other results, it’s an almost laughable claim.Don’t Buy this HypeClearly, this survey wasn’t meant to be an in-depth examination of the smartphone toting population – in fact, it’s more likely just a publicity stunt to generate talk about Retrevo. Given the questions asked, there were bound to be some “rather interesting” findings, no matter how the respondents answered. And by keeping the sample size to a low number – only 445 individuals – there’s no guarantee that these folks are representative of the population at large in any way. After all, who signs up for online surveys anyway? While the panel of participants was distributed across gender, age, income and location in the U.S., what’s undisclosed is how the questions were asked – was this done scientifically or were they leading questions designed to generate these sorts of results?  We’d bet on the latter. Still, you have to wonder if there isn’t a tiny bit of truth hiding in these numbers somewhere. Could it be that those who buy Apple’s smartphone are a little more wrapped up in mobile life than those whose smartphone purchase probably had more to do with accessing company email in a timely fashion? That may be possible, but that wouldn’t exactly be an incredible reveal if so, now would it? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#Features#NYT#Trends#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Are iPhone users really that bad? We’re not buying it. It’s odd that a consumer electronics shopping site would sponsor a study that paints such a lousy picture of iPhone owners, but that’s exactly what Retrevo.com has done. For whatever reason, the results of their recent report on smartphone owners in the U.S. has returned some unflattering figures about those who own Apple’s ubiquitous handheld, the iPhone, as compared to the more business-minded folks who choose a Blackberry instead. According to this study, iPhone owners are more likely to judge potential partners based on their gadgets and not their college degree, handle breakups via email or text, and yet somehow still think of themselves as “intellectuals” despite the fact that they spend more time than their counterparts texting, watching videos, and visiting adult sites on their phones. Really?If you’re an iPhone owner yourself, you’re probably going to be taken a bit aback by these findings. For example, the study claims that “cool gadgets” make a person three times more attractive to an iPhone owner than a college degree. Meanwhile “old” gadgets are a turnoff to one in three iPhone users. And yet, if that person spends a little too much time with said gadgets, one in four iPhone owners will break up with them. One in three will do it via email or text message.last_img read more

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Shopping Apps To Navigate Black Friday Crazy

first_imgBlack Friday crazy is upon us, that one day of the year where Americans take leave of their senses and go out and buy all their holiday gifts 32 days early, and yet still manage to panic-shop on Christmas Eve. If you insist on participating in this shoppingpalooza, these iPhone and Android  apps can help you find the best price for the items you seek.Get The BasicsIf you use nothing else, get yourself a basic barcode scanner app. A lot of stores display QR codes for items and even if you plan to buy in-store and not online later, scanning these codes can get you more information about the item that might not be in the display. The app I like is ShopSavvy, which takes care of these basic features and also conducts local and online searches to see if it’s available anywhere else cheaper. The other thing I like about this app is that it can store credit card and shipping information and if you’re in a supported store, like WalMart or Barnes & Noble, you can buy the item with just one swipe. I love following my kids around in stores with this functionality, because I can surreptitiously buy the item right then and there without having to come back to the store or have them see me buying it. (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)Dare To CompareIf I’m going to commit to a shopping app, I would like it to have not just price comparisons, but also product reviews. If I am checking out a really snazzy-looking item in the store, I really don’t want to get home and find out that it’s had some reported issues like, oh, catching fire. I use Google Shopper as a steady guide to search for product reviews and conduct pricing checks. It’s accurate, delivers robust results and the integration with Google Maps makes it a great tool for finding nearby stores if you’re in a new locale. This app just got an update in November and now features a Sales section listing local weekly discounts in your area, so you can point the car in the right direction in the first place. (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)You can’t talk holiday shopping these days without bringing up Amazon (a sentence I’m sure just thrilled its PR team, but it’s true nonetheless). The fact is, as largest retailer on the Internet, low prices and low- to no-cost shipping on orders, it would be silly to ignore Amazon as a source for your holiday (or any other shopping needs), especially if money is tight. Amazon has two apps to use for your mobile device, and it’s important to know the difference. The Amazon Mobile app is a mobile gateway to the company’s commerce site. The even more useful Price Check for Amazon does pretty much what you would expect: like Google Shopper and other product/price comparison apps, it scans an item and let’s you know what that item is going for elsewhere – except with the Price Check app, “elsewhere” means Amazon, period. (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)It is certainly true that using apps like Google Shopper and Price Check for Amazon could result in you performing what retailers derisively refer to as “showrooming,” where shoppers come into the store, scan an item, and promptly leave to purchase it elsewhere or online. This practice is kicking retailers’ collective butts, since their business models rarely enable them to compete with the pricing models of online outlets, just as small businesses struggle to compete with the big-box stores. This is something about which you will have to make a personal choice as you shop with these apps, weighing potential savings against local service and supporting your community.Something For Every DayFinally, Key Ring Reward Cards is my new favorite shopping app. By scanning your loyalty cards for various stores that you have in your wallet or on your key ring, you can virtually store them on your phone and free up your wallet from these cards. To make sure they work, you can take photos of the front and back of your card, which is also useful for any loyalty programs that might be directly supported by the app. Most stores handle these well, though a grocery store’s laser scanner might choke trying to read the screen-displayed barcode. If the loyalty program is supported, you can also get weekly circular sales information and notices of special discounts. Just be warned, if you have privacy issues with  store loyalty programs, Key Ring Reward Cards isn’t going to help (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)Best Black Friday AppsAll of the apps listed above have the benefit of being usable year-round. But what about apps for this coming weekend? Lots of stores have their own dedicated Blak Friday apps, but those are mostly a waste of time. Instead, look for the apps that pull in the best deals from multiple places. One of the most popular apps in this category is DealNews’ Black Friday app, which aggregates news and ads of deals that may be happening in stores near you. You can even check out “leaked” ads that retailers let slip to the public with a wink. Since the app is geo-specific, you can target store near wherever you are. (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)Another app for Black Friday is TGI Black Friday, which offers similar aggregation of ads for nearby stores. It’s very similar to DealNews’ app, but TGI Black Friday fans swear by it. (Free. Available for iOS, Android.)No matter how you like to shop on Black Friday – or even if you wait till Christmas Eve – these apps should help ease the pinch on your pocketbook and ensure a smoother shopping process.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#e-commerce brian proffitt Related Posts last_img read more

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Tight security plan for Delhi World Cup ties

first_imgA top Delhi Police official on Wednesday said that militants’ threat perception to the cricket World Cup will be taken into account while providing security for the four matches to be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla starting next month.Delhi Police have made elaborate security arrangements for the World Cup matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla.Karnail Singh, joint commissioner of police ( northern range) gave the assurance a day after he and other top police officers discussed the World Cup security arrangements with the Delhi and District Cricket Association ( DDCA) officials.With this second meeting between the DDCA and the Delhi police – the first one was held at the Police Headquarters on December 27 – over the security and traffic arrangements and the tickets for Delhi matches going into print on Thursday, the preparations for the World Cup have begun in the right earnest here.” The DDCA officials have told us about their requirements and we also apprised them what we would be requiring. Basically, we discussed what needs to be done during the matches. Security for matches at the Kotla has never been a problem in the past,” Karnail Singh told M AIL T ODAY . When asked about the steps that would be taken to meet the threat perception from certain militant outfits, he said: ” We will be having the threat perception in mind while providing the security.” Delhi Police have told DDCA officials that all people, who would be on official duty during the matches, will have to be verified, whatever their numbers may be. All employment and deployment will have to have the police’s permission.advertisementSpecial care will be being taken to scan all the items that will be taken inside the stadium. For this purpose, DDCA will hire big scanner machines to check items like the food, beverages, huge television equipment and cameras etc to ensure safety for all.As part of the security steps, 39 items, including plastic water bottles and coins, will be banned inside the stadium. Some of the other things that will not be allowed, include sharp- edged items, alcohol, pens, pencils, lathis , hard and long sticks for carrying flags ( only slim ones will be allowed), musical instruments, balloons, whistles, papers, binoculars, cameras and laser lights etc.” Spectators will be allowed only paper cups to drink water. We will publish advertisements in newspapers well in advance so that spectators know exactly what all they can’t take inside the stadium,” Ravinder Manchanda, a member of the DDCA security committee and joint secretary ( club), told M AIL T ODAY . ” We will also be very strict while designating people on duty during the matches. In the past, we have made many duty cards but this time we will cut down on numbers; only the minimal required people will get the cards,” he said.The Board of Control for Cricket India ( BCCI) has said that it will fully rely on the local police for security at all eight venues hosting World Cup matches.DDCA will, however, hire private security personnel for checking tickets at the turnstiles and they will also be posted at corporate boxes.However, the capacity of the stadium, which is 47,000- plus, will not be reduced. The tickets will carry detailed instructions on the ‘ dos’ and ‘ donts’ as well as the names of banned items.Only the vehicles of players and match officials – umpires and match referee – would be allowed inside the stadium.While space for only 250 VVIP cars will be allowed in the park in front of the main Kotla gate, spectators will have the parkand- ride facility.Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police ( traffic), said that two spots have been identified for spectators to park their vehicles.” Mata Sundari Marg and Shanti Van, which are in the vicinity of the Kotla, can accommodate quite a large number of vehicles. There will also be shuttle services from two Metro stations – the New Delhi railway station and Pragati Maidan,” Garg told MAIL TODAY . ” We have asked DDCA to arrange for buses and Qualis jeeps in association with the Delhi Transport Corporation to ferry spectators from the Metro stations,” he said.Kotla will host the South Africa- West Indies ( Feb 24), West Indies- Netherlands ( Feb 28), Kenya- Canada ( Mar 7) and India- Netherlands ( Mar 9) matches.last_img read more

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Earthquake Hinders Port Operations in New Zealand

first_imgzoom New Zealand’s ports of Wellington and Picton have issued damage notifications while Wellington authorities said that both the port and wharf gates will remain closed for the next seven days in the aftermath of an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.5 which struck the upper South Island of New Zealand on November 14.According to Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), no ship or cargo operations will be permitted in the mentioned areas. When certain sections are cleared by engineers selective operations may be allowed to recommence during this period.Wellington has gantry crane issues, wharf subsidence and log pile collapses. Cook Strait cargo/pax ferries are all at anchor as terminals at Wellington and Picton have substantial damage.There are reports of damage to wharves and the inter-island ferry terminal as well, while the forestry and cruise berth at Shakespeare Bay has reported damage and subsidence.Engineering assessments are currently being undertaken, ISS added.Derek Nind, Chief Executive of CentrePort, situated in Wellington, said that CentrePort “sustained damage to buildings and the port and also some liquefaction and differential settlement in places.”Following New Zealand’s biggest earthquake in 150 years, ISS said that aftershocks are continuing in the upper South Island and Wellington region, some over a magnitude of 6.A tsunami warning was withdrawn early this morning, with unusual tidal surges and currents continuing throughout the day. ISS was involved in the evacuation of a number of ships to sea overnight after a tsunami warning was issued. These vessels have now returned back into the ports.Additionally, Inchcape Shipping Services said that Lyttelton/Christchurch port reopened at 1400 today and reports no structural damage.last_img read more

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Chinese Top Political Advisor Meets Bahamas Senate Head

first_img Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.Yu said since Chinese President Xi’s historic visit to the Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress. He said the two sides should implement the leaders’ consensus by deepening mutual trust, expanding practical cooperation, increasing people-to-people contact and cooperating closely on international affairs.Yu said the CPPCC is ready to step up cooperation with relevant organizations of the Bahamas to promote the growth of bilateral links.Wilson said the Bahamas is committed to long-term cooperation with China and is ready to make a positive effort to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas. Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, beijing, caribbean, china, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, sharon wilson, Yu Zhengsheng Recommended for youlast_img read more

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