Blaupunkt BTW Air True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 3,990

first_imgThe Blaupunkt BTW Air true wireless headset has an MRP of Rs. 3,990, but is available right now for Rs. 2,999. The earphones are available on Flipkart for now, but could also be made available on the company’s official online store in India in the coming weeks. At this price, the Blaupunkt BTW Air will go up against competition from Indian brands such as Noise and Boat, as well as recent launches such as the Redmi Earbuds S and Realme Buds Q.Blaupunkt BTW Air specifications and featuresAlthough affordably priced, the Blaupunkt BTW Air do offer some useful features and specifications, including IPX5 water resistance and touch controls for playback and calls. There is also voice assistant support for Siri and Google Assistant. For connectivity, the Blaupunkt BTW Air use Bluetooth 5, with the earphones having a claimed battery life of four hours on the earpieces, and up to 15 hours in total with the charging case.Which are the best truly wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement – Blaupunkt BTW Air true wireless earphones have been launched in India, priced at Rs. 3,990. The new affordable true wireless earphones from Blaupunkt are the latest in the company’s range of affordable audio products, and are available to buy now on Flipkart at a seasonal discounted price of Rs. 2,999. Although not quite as capable as earlier products from the company when it comes to specifications and features, the Blaupunkt BTW Air are among the most affordable true wireless earphones in the company’s product range.The company has a small but growing range of true wireless earphones in India, including the Blaupunkt BTW-01 and Blaupunkt BTW Pro true wireless earphones. Blaupunkt also has a range of affordable soundbars and TVs available in India, as well as the company’s traditional product range of car audio equipment.Blaupunkt BTW Air price and availability- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ruark Audio R3 compact music system has a retro design and delivers enhanced stereo sound » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – Enjoy your music just a little bit more with the Ruark Audio R3 compact music system. This speaker features a retro design with its cantilevered legs that angle the unit upwards to give the impression that it’s always ready to play your favorite tunes. But the R3 isn’t just a pretty face. Inside, you’ll find a high fidelity two-channel Class A-B amplifier and Ruark Audio’s NS+ drivers, as well as the latest digital sound processing technology. So at every level, you’ll get sound that exceeds this compact music system’s stature. It measures only 167mm high, so it’s a speaker that’s great for small spaces. What’s more, this speaker is radio-ready and includes a multi-format CD player. So you can still enjoy those songs you bought on a disk with this gadget. No matter what you listen to, the R3 is a great all-in-one system that fulfills your listening needs.last_img read more

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Miami Beach leads 2020 North America World Travel Awards winners | News

first_imgAnother rising luxury hospitality star, the Florida Keys oceanfront destination, Isla Bella Beach Resort, was voted ‘North America’s Leading New Resort’. And Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York scooped ‘North America’s Leading Green Hotel’.The unrivalled dedication to sustainable tourism of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was acknowledged with ‘North America’s Responsible Tourism Award’. – Advertisement – Nestled in an idyllic corner of British Columbia, the Thompson Okanagan region is blessed with untapped natural beauty, a rich indigenous culture and a thriving culinary scene.In the aviation sector, Delta Air Lines dug deep in a year of unprecedented global challenges to win ‘North America’s Leading Airline’, while John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York took ‘North America’s Leading Airport’.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder of World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of Latin America’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. “This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”Other winners include Maui, Hawaii (‘North America’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’); Norwegian Cruise Line (‘North America’s Leading Cruise Line’); Avis (‘North America’s Leading Car Rental Company’); TravelClick (‘North America’s Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider); and Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York (‘North America’s Leading Boutique Hotel’).WinnersFor a full list of winners take a look here. More InformationWorld Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about World Travel Awards visit the official website.Image: TNS/SIPA USA/PA Images Winners include Miami Beach – with its dazzling array of art deco delights, sweeping beaches and sizzling entertainment – voted ‘North America’s Leading Destination’. Los Angeles was named ‘North America’s Leading City Break Destination’, and Grand Canyon National Park the recipient of ‘North America’s Leading Tourist Attraction’.Newcomer Conrad New York Downtown has swiftly stamped its mark on the luxury hospitality scene by picking up ‘North America’s Leading Hotel’. – Advertisement – World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled its North America 2020 winners.The release coincides with its inaugural North America Winners Day.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – OlderFood District to open at the Pointe next weeklast_img read more

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The Masters: Seve Ballesteros becomes youngest champion and first European winner in 1980 | Golf News

first_img– Advertisement – Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. By then, Masters records were in sight for Ballesteros including the 72-hole total of 271 and Nicklaus’ nine-shot winning margin from 1965.However, his back nine began with a three-putt at the 10th, which was followed by a visit into Rae’s Creek at the short par-three 12th before he found more water at the 13th.His run of four dropped shots inside four holes on the back nine, coupled with American Gibby Gilbert’s sequence of four straight birdies, had reduced his overnight lead to just two shots. Ballesteros regained his composure to birdie the 15th and then play the final three holes bogey-free to finish four shots ahead of Gilbert and Jack Newton, who had also threatened to stage a remarkable comeback around Amen Corner.“I was comfortable – 10 shots is a lot,” Ballesteros said after his victory. “Then I was uncomfortable. I’m in trouble. I was thinking I was about to lose the tournament. I say I must try hard and, finally, I started playing well.”His record as youngest winner at Augusta would later be broken by Tiger Woods when the American won as a 21-year-old in 1997, doing so by a record 12-shot margin. Seve Ballesteros displaced Jack Nicklaus as the youngest Masters winner and the first player from Europe to wear the coveted Green Jacket on April 13, 1980.The Spaniard is remembered as a trailblazer for European golf and his success at Augusta 40 years ago marked the beginning of a prosperous decade for the continent at the iconic venue in the 80s.Ballesteros, who went on to win the Masters again in 1983, preceded further European triumphs by Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and Sir Nick Faldo.- Advertisement – The reigning Open champion took command of the event with a second-round 69 and after 54 holes he had opened a seven-shot lead over American Ed Fiori.An eagle at the eighth had kick-started his third round, which had begun in unconvincing fashion as he parred just two of his opening seven holes, before a run of three successive birdies from the 13th and another at the 18th helped stretch his lead over the field.Ballesteros, whose unique talent and charisma made him a crowd-favourite, built on his overnight lead as he birdied three of his opening five holes of the final round to hit the turn with a remarkable 10-shot advantage. Ballesteros finished four strokes ahead of runners-up Jack Newton and Gibby Gilbert at Augusta National in 1980 Ballesteros finished four strokes ahead of runners-up Jack Newton and Gibby Gilbert at Augusta National in 1980

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Mmhmm App for Virtual Meetings, Launched by Former Evernote CEO, Now Generally Available

first_imgIn addition to the virtual effects and overlay features, Mmhmm can enhance virtual meetings with Copilot where two people can show slides and presentations together. There is also a feature called Dynamic Rooms in which users can add animated backgrounds as per the theme of the meeting.Specifically on its general availability, Mmhmm has brought a Big Hand mode that makes virtual communication even easier — giving a way to underline key announcements in a meeting. The new feature, however, is initially limited to Mac machines running on macOS Big Sur.mmhmm big hand mode image twitter Mmhmm– Advertisement – As an introductory offer, users will get a seven-day free trial of the Premium toolkit on downloading the Mmhmm app. The premium features will, however, be contracted to one hour each day after completing the initial seven days.Nevertheless, the basic version of the Mmhmm app will let users video chat, record, collaborate, and present using a default background and a simple presentation mode. The team is also not in development of bringing any ads or other ways of monetisation.There are, however, plans to bring Mmhmm Creative Services to offer bespoke rooms, slides, presentation training, and production support. These could be of great use to enterprises and corporate clients.To support the growing model of online education, Mmhmm is making its Premium toolkit free for one year for students and educators. They just need to send an email at education@mmhmm.app from their official school email address to get free access.The Mmhmm app is compatible with Mac machines running on at least macOS 10.14 Mojave. It is available for download through the Mmhmm website and once downloaded, it can be used on meeting platforms including Zoom and Google Meet just as any other virtual camera. Moreover, a Windows version of the Mmhmm app is in the works, but there is no official detail on its arrival.How are we staying sane during this Coronavirus lockdown? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Mmhmm, the video camera app that was launched in beta by former Evernote CEO Phil Libin in July, is now generally available for Mac users. The app debuted at the time when virtual meetings were at a new height, owing to the coronavirus outbreak in the global markets. Although Libin decided to go with an invite-only private beta model to test Mmhmm before its public release, the app generated a waitlist of more than 100,000 people globally within a month of its launch.Available as free to download, Mmhmm allows users to enhance their virtual meetings with a list of background effects. It also comes with the ability to add slides to video calls to make them appear as a TV show. Users can additionally use features including a laser pointer to further uplift their conversations with clients and office colleagues.- Advertisement – Mmhmm gets a Big Hand mode to let you highlight something important in your virtual meetingsPhoto Credit: Twitter/ Mmhmmcenter_img Libin and his team at San Francisco-based AI studio All Turtles are offering Mmhmm as a “freemium” model where users need to pay $99.99 (roughly Rs. 7,500) a year or $9.99 (roughly Rs. 700) a month to get full access to a Premium toolkit. This includes customisable rooms, presenter controls, and features like laser pointers.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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His Dark Materials Season 2 Review: Sifting Through the Dust

first_imgLaxmii, His Dark Materials, and More on Disney+ Hotstar in Novemberhis dark materials season 2 review amir wilson dafne keen his dark materials season 2 reviewAmir Wilson as Will Parry, Dafne Keen as Lyra Silvertongue in His Dark Materials season 2Photo Credit: HBOMeanwhile, back in its original world, the Magisterium is scrambling to put a lid on the portal crisis, with news spreading that it’s a gateway to another world. Marisa offers her services and promises to unearth information out of a captive witch in Magisterium’s custody, for witches have always claimed there are other worlds. And now, it’s been revealed to be true, no matter how much the Magisterium’s top officials would like to live in denial about it. But just as Marisa is about to extract the full prophecy from the captive witch, fellow witch Queen Ruta Skadi (Jade Anouka) draws first blood in what will be a war against the Magisterium. The ever-scheming Marisa uses that to plot a Machiavellian coup, using Father McPhail (Will Keen) as her pawn.Thanks to Lyra and Will’s world-hopping adventures, His Dark Materials season 2 spends a lot more time in our world than season 1 did — and a lot of it involves Dr. Mary Malone (Simone Kirby), who studies dark matter at the University of Oxford. There is a lot less screen time for Scoresby, who is trying to find a weapon that he is told can help protect Lyra, which he has made his life’s mission having failed in doing so in season 1. Though he doesn’t know it, the weapon he’s looking for is the name of the second book His Dark Materials season 2 is based on: “The Subtle Knife”. That drives the series into another chosen-one fantasy trope, as was the case with Lyra and the alethiometer in season 1, but it’s not as unbelievable because there’s at least a bit of guidance involved.But His Dark Materials still hasn’t figured out what to do with daemons, which is disappointing because a talking animal connected to a human’s consciousness is the best way to reveal their inner thoughts. His Dark Materials season 2 also fails to elicit any humour out of them, with the sole exception of a single shot wherein Marisa’s golden monkey sits in a car wearing a seatbelt. That — the lack of humour — is one of many ways His Dark Materials fails to be the fantasy epic for HBO the way Game of Thrones was.Of course, His Dark Materials season 2 has bigger problems. It doesn’t have a grasp on how to develop scenes or plan for the longer term. It feels like one of those “X-hour-movie” TV shows, where the entire season was planned as a long film. That is annoying by itself, and even more so when it’s not available as a binge-watch. Since it’s a BBC and HBO series, new episodes of His Dark Materials season 2 will air weekly. (It was originally going to be eight episodes, but a standalone episode centred on Asriel had to be cut due to COVID-19, and as a result, McAvoy is absent from season 2 entirely.)His Dark Materials Season 3 Is in the Workshis dark materials season 2 review lin manuel miranda his dark materials season 2 reviewLin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby in His Dark Materials season 2Photo Credit: Simon Ridgway/HBOOriginally concocted for the Harry Potter era, and now remade for the post-Game of Thrones era, His Dark Materials is caught in an identity crisis. In season 2 — the midway point, if producers get their wish to turn the third and final book “The Amber Spyglass” into two seasons — it’s still trying to discover what it’s meant to be. Its multiple-worlds conceit turns it into sci-fi on a literal level, but metaphorically, it’s really about one world: our world. Even today, there are individuals that refuse to believe in science, and governments that propagate unscientific or pseudo-scientific claims. COVID-19 has only made that more obvious. By splitting that across two worlds, His Dark Materials season 2 can starkly expose the differences between the two sides.But though it’s timely and relevant in places, His Dark Materials season 2 can’t shake off the feeling everything it attempts has been done better elsewhere before. It’s sifting through the dust — pun intended — and the answers are largely eluding it.His Dark Materials season 2 premieres November 16 on HBO and HBO Max in the US, and November 17 on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India. It began airing November 8 on BBC One in the UK. – Advertisement – At its heart, His Dark Materials — the trilogy of young adult fantasy novels penned by Sir Philip Pullman — and the BBC-HBO co-produced series named after it and written by Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes), are both about control. In one sense, it’s control over knowledge. The shaman-like John “Jopari” Parry (Andrew Scott) crystallises the meaning when he first appears midway through His Dark Materials season 2. He notes that there are always two groups fighting for power. One, the Magisterium in this case, decides what the truth is, what people should know, and what they can say. It’s a pointed reference made by Pullman about the Catholic Church in history. The other, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) and his loose cohort, wants you to explore and think for yourself.In another sense, it’s adults trying to control children. From the start, the series protagonist Lyra Silvertongue (Dafne Keen) has been trying to escape the clutches not just of the Magisterium, but also Marisa Coulter (Ruth Wilson), who was revealed to be her mother in His Dark Materials season 1. The show is speaking to the young adults on the other side of the television, saying that sometimes they must take matters into their own hands. And in yet another sense, it’s control over certain sections of the populace. Deep into His Dark Materials season 2, Marisa wonders how different her life would’ve been in our world. In her world, she was denied access to a doctorate and her papers could only be published if she agreed to let a man take the credit.- Advertisement – But the bigger problem for His Dark Materials season 2 is that it never really kicks into gear. The new season opens with a foreboding message — Asriel’s portal-opening actions have left the world in chaos, which the witches believe is the “start of a powerful prophecy, one that could destroy all existence or make it anew” — but then it takes forever setting up the pieces on the board. A brewing war should add some heft to a TV show, but there’s no momentum, no intrigue, and no sense of foreboding on His Dark Materials season 2. The glacial pace makes no sense when you’ve a seven-episode season in your hands to begin with. Critics had access to five episodes. It looks stunning — season 2 was partly filmed on the island of Kauai in Hawaii — but it’s inert.His Dark Materials season 2 opens with a distraught Lyra, who blames the truth-telling magical device alethiometer for the death of her friend Roger Parslow (Lewin Lloyd), sacrificed by her father Lord Asriel to open a portal into another world at the tail end of season 1. Having followed her father through the portal, Lyra arrives in an eerie and mysterious city of Cittàgazze. It looks a bit like the island of Korčula in Croatia, and it sits next to a larger peninsula, but it’s different in that all the houses are crowded on top of each other on Cittàgazze and the land next to it is entirely devoid of any human presence. It makes little sense, but His Dark Materials season 2 never bothers to explain why that is. But more importantly, Cittàgazze seems to be a ghost city itself, with no one to be seen.The first human Lyra meets turns out to be Will Parry (Amir Wilson), who has travelled from our world and is very surprised to see that Lyra has a “talking animal” with her. Lyra, on the other hand, wonders why Will doesn’t have one. A human without a daemon? You can’t be trusted. The two eventually find middle ground as they discover that they are from the same city of Oxford but from different worlds. Lyra and Will subsequently meet other children who reveal that Cittàgazze is empty because it’s filled with spectres — they are a like floating black liquid, something out of Lost or Fantastic Beasts — that suck all the humanity out of people. The caveat? They can only attack grown-ups. Only one adult is left in Cittàgazze, who lives in a tower that has no visible entrance.- Advertisement – Speaking of Wilson, the 38-year-old Golden Globe-winning English actress is easily the highlight of His Dark Materials season 2. Two scenes stand out particularly because they showcase a vulnerable side of her character, rarely seen in the series, and because they aren’t about moving the plot along, which His Dark Materials is unfortunately too much about. The first finds her opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays the aeronaut Lee Scoresby, as it digs into their similar upbringings. The moments between Wilson and Miranda go deeper in one minute than the show does in over 200 minutes elsewhere.The second wordless scene is with her onscreen daughter Keen, and puts a reverse spin of sorts on the torture scene from His Dark Materials season 1, where Marisa set her golden monkey daemon loose on Lyra’s ever-changing daemon “Pan” Pantalaimon. Even though it takes place in the midst of chaos, their shared quiet moments are powerful and revealing, with Lyra realising in real time how she’s turning into her mother in front of her. But these moments are all too rare, and His Dark Materials season 2 is a lot less powerful and revealing when it’s left to the young adults to carry the show.From Ludo to His Dark Materials, What to Watch in November- Advertisement –last_img read more

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OnePlus Education Benefits Details Announced; Rs. 1,000 Off on Phones, TVs for Students, Teachers in India

first_imgOnePlus has launched a new Education Benefits programme in India wherein exclusive perks and discounts will be offered to students and teachers. The programme covers 760 universities and 38,498 colleges across India. It looks to offer students and teachers an instant discount of Rs. 1,000 upon purchasing a new OnePlus smartphone or OnePlus TV. The company is also offering a five percent discount on any OnePlus accessory to all college or university goers in the country.To avail the offers in the OnePlus Education Benefits programme, eligible students or teachers must verify that they are indeed going to a university or college. On its forums, OnePlus confirmed that it has partnered with Student Beans for easing the verification process. Once the user finishes the verification process conducted by Student Beans, their OnePlus account will get a new coupon voucher that can be added while checking out. Eligible users can verify here.- Advertisement – Only currently enrolled students and faculty members are eligible for this discount. This benefit can only be used once per year, and the five percent discount is offered on all accessories including audio devices, cases, and protection. The voucher issued to the student or faculty member is bound by their OnePlus account and can be used by that person only. The voucher expires after one year of verification, and users will later have to reverify to get a new voucher once again.OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 8T smartphone in India, with prices starting at Rs. 42,999. The phone comes in two storage configurations. The 8GB + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 42,999, while the 12GB + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 45,999. Key features include a 120Hz display and a 4,500mAh battery that claims to charge completely in just 39 minutes. It supports 65W fast charging, up from the OnePlus 8’s 30W charging capability.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Uniline provided a day off for all employees whose children are starting first grade

first_imgThe company Uniline, the leading Croatian tour operator, told its employees, parents of first-graders, on September 04.09.2017, XNUMX. provided a non-working day on the first day of the school year.The company, which employs over 200 employees, says that this corporate social responsibility initiative is not being implemented for the first time, and certainly not for the last time. A positive example that I hope other tourism companies will follow, and also a great example, when we talk about employees in tourism and keeping them, as it is not all in the agreed salary, but in the conditions and atmosphere of work.”The beginning of school is a big turning point and thus a change in the life of a child, especially a freshman, but also a parent. Therefore, it is extremely important for us that parents are with their child in these important moments. Children are our future, but also our strength, and going to school is the first step to their independence. For our freshmen and their parents, the first day of school is a big event and that is why we have enabled all our employees – parents of freshmen to be with them and safely and proudly escort them to school for the first time., ” said Edita Petaros, Member of the Management Board and Director of the Rental and Logistics Sector.There are various studies and researches, how in the satisfaction of workers and keeping the same salaries is not the first or main factor, but the overall impression, from the work atmosphere, care for employees, relationships within the company, small small signs of attention and details like this. The first day of a child’s school is a very important day, both for the parent and for the child, and every parent wants to be present in “that picture”. ”The idea was born and launched last year, and we will certainly continue to support our employees in the future. We put a lot of effort into the satisfaction of our employees, which we do through various activities within the company’s socially responsible business. ”points out Nina Stepčić, Coordinator in the Human Resources Department of Uniline,On behalf of the employees, the Management of the company wishes all first-graders and schoolchildren a happy start to the new school year, a lot of success, above all good grades and results, friendships and pleasant school memories.last_img read more

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Air Canada introduces direct flights Zagreb – Toronto

first_imgYear-round direct flights of Air Canada on the route Toronto – Buenos Aires start on May 2, 2018, and seasonal flights on the route Montreal – Lima from December become year-roundAirline company Air Canada today announced a list of direct flights departing next summer from Toronto and Montreal, including three new destinations in its global network – Zagreb, Porto and Bucharest and the new route between Montreal and Lisbon. At the same time, Air Canada’s year-round Air Canada Rouge service between Montreal and Casablanca will be taken over by Air Canada.Air Canada also runs regular direct flights from Buenos Aires to Toronto, which currently have a transfer in Santiago. Air Canada will continue to connect Santiago and Toronto with direct flights. Flights from Montreal to Lima will take place throughout the year. “Today’s announcement strengthens Air Canada’s position as a leading global airline. Thanks to these new flights, Air Canada has become the only North American airline to offer flights to Romania, and we offer the most frequent flights from Canada to Croatia and Portugal, with the largest number of seats in total, ” said Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Transportation at Air Canada.Air Canada has already announced several new direct international flights for the summer of 2018, starting in June. Among them are the routes Vancouver – Paris, Vancouver – Zurich, Toronto – Shannon, Montreal – Tokyo – Narita and Montreal – Dublin. Also, the new Vancouver – Melbourne route, which starts in December 2017, will no longer be just seasonal, but year-round, starting in June 2018.last_img read more

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