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Kotoko Arrives on Friday

first_imgA contingent of Asante Kotoko, to be led by acting general manager, Opoku Nti, is expected in Monrovia on Friday.Opoku Nti was a former captain of the Black Stars, as well as Asante Kotoko. He led the Black Stars to win the Zone lll finals in the SCSA tournament in Monrovia.Kotoko will clash with local champions, Barrack Young Controllers in their second leg qualifying match in the CAF Championship League, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Kotoko won the first leg 2-1, and the winner of the two-leg matches advances to the second round.  -30-Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Rasta Man” jailed for attack on Mabura resident

first_imgRomel Vieira called “Rasta Man” will spend the next two years in prison after he was jailed for a felonious wounding offence.Romel Vieira also called “Rasta Man”Vieira was found guilty by Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court. He was charged in connection with the severe beating of Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) resident, Cliff Williams, which occurred on February 15.It was revealed that 50-year-old Williams was attacked at about 13:30h by Vieira and a group of men at Mabura which caused him to sustain several bodily injuries, including fractured fingers.According to Police, the Virtual Complainant of 47 Miles, Mabura, and the perpetrators are known to each other and would usually argue from time to time due to misunderstandings. It was reported that the men were at Vieira’s shop at Mabura consuming alcohol when the victim started to argue with him and another suspect. A fight then ensued during which the men dealt several cuffs and kicks to the VC, causing his right foot and left hand to break and his fingers to be fractured. The suspects then fled the scene while the victim was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex. Vieira was later arrested for the offence.last_img read more

Guyana drawn in Group F

first_img2018 CONCACAF Men’s U-20 C/ships…Guyana has been placed in ‘Group F’ of the six groups that would be contesting in the 2018 Under-20 playing of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Championships, following the official drawing yesterday.Guyana’s goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-LyleThe tournament, which involves 35 teams, will see Guyana competing against El Salvador, Guatemala, Curacao and Cayman Islands at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from November 1 – 22.Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Ian Greenwood, thinks the tournament would contribute to further development of the U-20 players.“The redesign and concept of the U-20 Championships is very exciting. We are in a competitive and challenging group. The exposure (that would be gained from) playing Central American opposition such as El Salvador will massively benefit our players as they develop into senior football.“Our U-20s are a talented group, with several already in and around the Senior Golden Jaguars set-up,” he declared.CONCACAF has declared this year’s tournament format different from what had obtained in previous years. This year’s format is designed to enable participating teams to be engaged in high-level, consistent and competitive football.GFF Technical Director, Ian Greenwood“Unlike the previous format of the Men’s Under-20 competition, which included regional qualifiers in the Caribbean and Central America and one final championship, the redesigned 2018 format would ensure that all the participating teams have access to play more top-level football matches,” Greenwood has said.The first round of the tournament would see five groups consisting of six teams and one group consisting of five teams engaged in a round-robin format of play. CONCACAF explains the format by stating, “Following the first round, the six group winners will advance to the qualification stage, where they will be divided into two groups of three teams. After a second round-robin play, the two group winners plus the second placed finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Additionally, the two groups winners will advance to the tournament’s final to determine the regional champion.”Other teams participating in these championships are as follows:‘GROUP A’: USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the US Virgin Islands.‘GROUP B’: Mexico, Jamaica, Aruba, Nicaragua, Grenada, Saint Martin.‘GROUP C’: Honduras, Cuba, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Belize and Sint Maarten.‘GROUP D’: Panama, Canada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique.‘GROUP E’: Costa Rica, Haiti, Bermuda, Saint Lucia and Barbados.‘GROUP F’: El Salvador, Guatemala, Curacao, Guyana and Cayman Islandslast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Barcelona activate buy-back clause for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu

first_img Gerard Deulofeu spent the second half of last season at AC Milan 1 Barcelona have announced they have activated their buy-back clause for Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu, who will return to the Nou Camp on a two-year contract.The winger impressed for the Toffees while on loan during the 2013/14 season and was signed from the Catalan club permanently in 2015.However, Deulofeu fell out of favour with Ronald Koeman and was loaned out to AC Milan for the second half of last season.The 23-year-old’s performances at the San Siro were impressive and that has persuaded Barcelona to bring their youth academy graduate back the Nou Camp.“Barcelona have activated the buy-back clause for Gerard Deulofeu,” read the club’s statement on Friday.“In the following days, the terms will be agreed with both Everton and the player. Deulofeu’s contract will run until 30 June 2019.”last_img read more

‘Rooney’s Everton return is NOT an emotional move… he is hungry for success!’

first_imgWayne Rooney is as hungry for success as ever and hasn’t just rejoined Everton to see out his career.That’s the claim from his close pal and former Toffees teammate Alan Stubbs, who is delighted to see the 31-year-old back at his boyhood club.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Stubbs said: “This is not an emotional move. Wayne still thinks he has got a lot to offer.“People look at him going back to Everton and think this will be his last couple of years and that’s Wayne [finished]. But, believe me, his hunger to do well is still very much as what it was when he first started playing.”Rooney is trading places with Romelu Lukaku, who is on the verge of wrapping up a move to United for an initial £75million fee.Lukaku has scored 71 goals in 133 games for Everton across the last three seasons, and Stubbs is expecting the Belgian to be a big success at Old Trafford.“He has got so much potential, Rom,” said Stubbs, who spent two years at Everton and captained the club.  “As a defender marking him, he caused you a lot of problems. Physically he is really strong.“It’s not created in the gym, he is just a naturally strong, powerful young lad and he is going to go to a fantastic club where is playing with potentially better players who are going to create more opportunities for him.“He has always stated he wants to play in the Champions League too so Rom has got his wishes.”last_img read more

Tir Chonaill Gaels: Seamus Carr is returned as Central Council delegate

first_imgCongratulations to our own Seamus Carr who was returned unopposed as Central Council Delegate at the County Board convention at the weekend. Seamus does a fine job in his role as delegate and along with his fellow officers, wish them all well for the year ahead.Condolences The club passes on our condolences to the Duffy family on the death of Eileen, mother of our late chairman Andy Duffy. Funeral details to be announced. May she Rest in Peace.Colm Tully Memorial MassA reminder that there will be a 1st anniversary mass for Colm Tully RIP on Saturday, 10th December at 7pm at the Catholic church, Acton High Street.Good Luck Good luck to St. Kiernan’s as they prepare to face Slaughtneil in next weekend’s All-Ireland Football Quarter Final. Throw in is Sunday 11th of December 1pm at Greenford. LotteryNext draw 8th of December Jackpot £3,000Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comTir Chonaill Gaels: Seamus Carr is returned as Central Council delegate was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Seamus CarrTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more


first_imgSINN Féin has warned the Government that if it has met so much resistance with the €100 household charge stealth tax, what resistance will they face with a property tax and water charges of multiples of that amount coming down the line in 2013 and 2014?Donegal North East, TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said the government are “all over the place” on the issue of water charges.He was responding to comments from the Taoiseach and other Ministers stating that homeowners would have to pay for the water meters installed at or near their homes as well as for their water supply from 2014. A fee of €300 has been mentioned – with the possibility of homeowners paying that off in their bills.People who don’t have their meters installed in time for the new charges will face estimates – regardless of how much water they use.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “When are this government going to get it? Half of the homeowners of this state have not paid the household charge in an extraordinary display of civil disobedience and in the face of all sorts of threats. And now they move onto the next round of stealth taxes to pay off European banking debt.“People in Donegal must have spat out their morning coffee when they listened to our Minister for Finance telling us that water meters and charges are about “saving water”. He said that every year, Donegal County Council reports that we have lost 40% of our water supply due to leaks in our creaking pipe infrastructure.This government, said MacLochlainn, could deploy the resources from our National Pension Reserve Fund to replace those pipes if they really cared about “saving water” but instead “they choose to make our people pay once again”.He went on: “Rather than having the humility to admit that their policy of multiple stealth taxes on homeowners and refusing to genuinely fight for a write down of our crippling and unjust banking debt has failed, they plough ahead regardless. If they have met so much resistance with the €100 household charge stealth tax, what resistance will they face with a property tax and water charges of multiples of that figure coming down the line in 2013 and 2014?”He concluded: “There is a fairer way. The very wealthy in this state should pay their fair share in tax. The top earners in the public sector should face dramatic pay cuts and we have to have a write down of the banking debt. The government should not underestimate the extent of the growing public anger at their broken promises and unjust policies. They ignore the evidence at their peril”. WATER CHARGES: ‘GOVERNMENT IN A MUDDLE OVER TAXES’ – TD was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal water chargesWATER CHARGES: ‘GOVERNMENT IN A MUDDLE OVER TAXES’ – TDlast_img read more


first_imgNEWSLETTER St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 12th 10.00am6.00pm Sean O’Donnell – Months Mind Sunday 13th 9.00am Delia Murphy – Recently Deceased11.30am Tommy McGroarty – AnniversaryMonday 14th 9.30amTuesday 15th 9.30am . Thursday 17th 9.30amFriday 18th NO MASSSaturday 19th NO MASS6.00pm Michael McGlanaghey – Months MindSunday 20th 9.00am Special Intention . 11.30am Jack Mc Mullin – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am.Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!Recent Death – Canon Patrick Mc Shane Expression of SympathyWe would like to take this opportunity to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Fr. Patrick Mc Shane (as he was known) who departed this life on Monday evening last. Parishioners and all who knew him will miss his presence from the entire area. He was a popular Priest in Townawilly and was also fondly remembered in various other parishes where he served. After a short illness the Lord called him to his well deserved reward. May his soul rest in peace.St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 12th 6.30pm Hughie Meehan – AnniversarySunday 13th 10.30am Josephine Love – MONTHS MINDTuesday 15th 7.00pm Phyllis Gillespie – First AnniversarySaturday 19th 6.30pm Phil Murphy – AnniversarySunday 20th 10.30amMasses During the Week – Tuesday 7.00pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3.00pm -7.00pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.St Vincent de Paul – Your local St Vincent de Paul branch is nearby at 0871918912Clar Church Envelopes -Thank you for using your weekly envelopes. The envelopes for 2013 are available at the door of the Church. If you wish to be included in this year’s list, please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you!D.A.R.AAerobic classes will resume on Monday 14th January in the Solace Centre at 2.00pm. New members welcome.THE SOUTH/WEST DONEGAL H.S.E RETIRED PERSONS GROUPAre going to The Park House Hotel, Galway for two nights B&B and two dinners on Monday 4th February and Tuesday 5th. We will be travelling on public transport. If interested please contact by 21st January. Maura 0749723103 or Mary 0876163497.IRISH FOR PARENTSA six week course for parents who would like to be able to help their primary school child(ren) with Irish homework and improve their own Irish language skills. Contact Adele McElhinney from the VEC Adult Education Centre on 0868207338, texts are also welcome.ACCORD DONEGAL TOWN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSEDates 2013 – January 25th and 26th. March 8th and 9th. April 26th and 27th. June 14th and 15th.Book online Ring 074 9723944.THANK YOUThe Donegal Town fundraising branch of the RNLI would like to thank everyone who attended or took part in the annual New Year’s Day’s swim at Mountcharles pier on Jan 1st. A total of €480 was raised for the lifeboats whose voluntary crews are on standby 24/7 to answer emergencies at sea. The branch is very grateful for the support the RNLI receives in the Donegal Town area for all fundraising events.PRO LIFE VIGILA Pro Life Vigil is being held in Dublin on Saturday, 19th January, 2013. To facilitate those attending a bus is being sponsored to and from the local Parishes. The bus will leave from the pier in Killybegs at 10am, collecting passengers at Bruckless Church at 10.15am, Dunkineely at 10.30am, Inver Stores at 10.40am, Inver Crossroads at 10.50am, Mountcharles at 11.00am, and Donegal Garda Station at 11.15am. Families are welcome! Those travelling are advised to bring rainwear and comfortable walking shoes. A packed lunch may also be advisable in case of traffic delays to and from the city. Advance booking is essential so please contact Tom on 087 9138276 or Mary on 087 2361721.DD LOCAL: DONEGAL TOWN/LAGHEY PARISH BULLETIN was last modified: January 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: DONEGAL TOWN/LAGHEY PARISH BULLETINlast_img read more

Public meeting to be held over Killybegs traffic issues

first_imgParking issues, traffic flow and the regeneration of Killybegs Main Street are all up for discussion at a public meeting tonight.Cllr Niamh Kennedy and the Killybegs Regeneration group are holding a meeting to discuss current issues.The meeting commences at 7pm in the Bay View Hotel on Tuesday 17th April. Everyone is welcome to come and have their input into these matters. It is hoped that the meeting can determine the best options available for regenerating the Main Street and to help with the congestion on Bridge street.Public meeting to be held over Killybegs traffic issues was last modified: April 17th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Modern Crustacean Found in Early Cambrian

first_imgA “crown-group crustacean” that is “markedly similar to those of living cephalocarids, branchiopods and copepods” has been found exquisitely preserved in early Cambrian fossil beds from China, an international team reported in Nature.1  Though such organisms have been found in middle and later Cambrian rocks, this pushes the origin of eucrustacea (crustaceans of modern aspect) back another 25 million years.  The authors of the paper said nothing, however, about the implications of this discovery to the problem of the Cambrian explosion (see 04/23/2006).    Not only was the crustacean modern-looking, it was so well preserved that even soft parts and eyes were visible.  Even fine parts of setae on the tips of the legs are clearly seen in the organisms representing different developmental stages.  Examples of “Orsten-type” Cambrian lagerstatten (exceptionally preserved fossil beds) were known from Sweden, but this one is from China.  The species Yicaris dianensis resembles “living minute and blind cephalocarids, both in its head and trunk-limb design.”  In other words, modern cephalocarids are blind, but this Cambrian representative had large twin eye lobes.  Other resemblances were noted in the “post-mandibular limbs with their elongate, rather fleshy basipods armed with up to seven setiferous, soft endites medially,” and the existence of epipodites:Epipodites and a sophisticated combined locomotory and food-gathering apparatus, as present in Yicaris and, presumably, in the eucrustacean ancestor, may have been a significant factor leading to the successful diversification of eucrustaceans already by the Cambrian.  Some authors consider that insect wings may have originated from epipodites; the early Cambrian occurrence of this trait is of potential significance to the debate regarding the emergence of winged (pterygote) forms within euarthropods.That speculation notwithstanding, the crustacean found here apparently had a system for sweeping food toward its mandibles using these epipodites and antennae.  Plus, it had eyes, a head shield, a developmental process from larva to adult, and was probably capable of swimming.    The authors mentioned nothing about the Cambrian explosion.  Their only reference to the evolution of this complex creature shielded the problem of missing evidence by claiming that evolutionists are getting warmer in their search for an ancestor:Discussion.  The material of Y. dianensis is important in two respects.  First, it displays the post-embryonic ontogeny of an animal as old as the Early Cambrian.  Second, Y. dianensis is temporally close to evolutionary events deep in arthropod and, specifically, crustacean phylogeny.  Its development should, therefore, be closer to the original developmental pattern of the stem forms and less changed than that of recent in-group taxa, which have accumulated lineage-specific modifications.  With such ontogeny data and having the age of the fossil as a time marker, it is possible to more precisely include ontogenetic evolutionary pathways in the reconstruction of relationships and ground patterns of stem species and monophyla.  According to our analysis, Y. dianensis represents the first undoubted eucrustacean known from the Lower Cambrian (the single previously described Lower Cambrian putative eucrustacean species lacks eucrustacean characters) and can serve as a substantial tool for testing relevant character acquisition and phylogenetic hypotheses.  This is of particular importance because crustacean phylogeny has gained new interest by recent studies using neurobiological, developmental-biological and molecular investigations.Yet the authors did not explain how this organism was any more primitive than modern crustaceans.  The claim above, therefore and the following one from the Abstract, seem unsupported by the evidence at hand: “Its stratigraphical position provides substantial support to the proposition that the main cladogenic event that gave rise to the Arthropoda was before the Cambrian.”  No evidence for that “cladogenic event” (in plain English, the genesis of a new kind of animal) was provided.  The statement basically means only that evolutionists must now search earlier than the Cambrian for clues to where arthropods came from, assuming they evolved from more primitive ancestors.    The Editor’s Summary, similarly, avoided mention of the Cambrian explosion.  “Newly unearthed Orsten-type fossils from China include the earliest known eucrustacean in exquisite three-dimensional detail, significantly extending the fossil record of this group.”  In summary, true crustaceans now are established to exist at the Atdabanian layer of the early Cambrian, just slightly above or in the layers where the first trilobites and echinoderms appear.1.  Zhang et al, “An epipodite-bearing crown-group crustacean from the Lower Cambrian,” Nature 449, 595-598 (4 October 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06138.No sooner had we reported the exceptional finds reported in Geology (next entry), when this one showed up.  They think they can get away with it, hiding their announcements in expensive journals that the public is unlikely to see, using fancy words like “cladogenic” and “monophyletic” to pull the wool over our eyes.  Need plain English?  They found another modern-looking animal in the lowest fossil-bearing rocks, without any trace of an evolutionary sequence from simple to complex.  Their claims about “cladogenic events” before the Cambrian leading up to this critter, eyes and all, is pure fiction dressed up with euphemism and obfuscation.  There is no evidence this animal evolved.  There it is, fully formed in this early layer, without any Darwinian tree.  Cladogenic is a miracle word inserted to hide a lack of evidence.  Tell it like it is.    It is shameful that scientists persist in propagating their myth without any evidence to support it, and lots of evidence against it.  Sudden appearance is not evolution.  Darwin-doubters need to call them on the carpet and demand honesty and accountability.  The Darwin Party knows all about the Cambrian explosion.  Few are the ones that want to talk about it, because it embarrasses them, just like it did Charles Darwin, who called it one of the strongest arguments against his theory.  Charlie hoped that continued searches for more fossils would eventually find the missing links.  Wrong!  Increasing evidence has made his problem worse.  The Cambrian explosion is louder than ever, booming out the message: life appeared abruptly, fully formed, as if it had been created.    To see the Darwin Party squirm, go to the Wikipedia page on the Cambrian explosion and click on the discussion tab.  Now search on the word creationist:How much to say about how Creationists, supporters of Intelligent Design and some Islamists quote the CE as a refutation of Darwinian evolution?  Pro: it’s a hot topic and some readers will be disappointed if they don’t see coverage.  Cons: hard to do briefly in what is a long article anyway; hard to avoid charges of partisanship (either way) unless the discussion is long.Come on, cowards: the Internet has plenty of space.  Go ahead and take all the time you need to explain how modern, complex life “emerged” without ancestors by an evolutionary process.  We have the time.  Make our day.  Give us the whole tale.  See if you can do better than the Master of Disaster, Charlie Marshall, did (04/23/2006).    One of the tricks they try to play is to say that the Cambrian explosion was not that sudden a bang; it extended over 40-80 million years or more, if certain trace fossils from the Precambrian are tossed into the story.  They compare the Cambrian explosion with the rise of mammals which, according to their mythology, diversified into all our modern forms in just 40 million years.  First of all, it is really dumb to use one myth as evidence for another.  It’s like saying that life must have evolved on Europa because it must have evolved on Mars.  Foul: double drivel.  Evolution is the issue, and claiming it happened fast twice at two different times just begs the question.    More important, the appearance of each type is virtually instantaneous.  Trying to stretch the Cambrian explosion out, or link it earlier with the Ediacaran fauna presumably earlier (see 12/02/2002 and 08/19/2004) is not going to help.  The fact remains that each complex creature, whether trilobite, crustacean, echinoderm, worm, or vertebrate fish (08/21/2002), shows up suddenly, fully formed, at first appearance in the record.  They don’t see incipient trilobites becoming half-trilobites then full trilobites over a period of ten million years, such that they could make a claim that Darwinian evolution was working on steroids for awhile.  No; the first trilobites and crustaceans just show up – no ancestors at all.  Whatever the Ediacaran organisms were, they were not on the way to becoming trilobites; they were a distinct kind of organism that also appeared abruptly and went extinct.  (Speaking of trilobites, remember that the record is the reverse of evolutionary expectations: see 07/28/2007).  However they may wish to draw out the process, the Cambrian explosion was really a set of multiple independent explosions at roughly the same time.  The ones they think showed up millions of years later, like this eucrustacean, keep turning up earlier and earlier.  All the basic animal types (phyla) and body plans show up on the lowest layers.  Evolution is falsified by the only tangible record of the past.    Because of the awareness of the Cambrian Explosion most readers have, we would expect to see some acknowledgement of it by the paleontologists who report their Cambrian discoveries.  Instead, we still get worthless evolutionary promissory notes, like “this new fossil will shed light on the origin and ancestry of arthropods” when there is no collateral.  Stop accepting trust deeds from the Darwinian loan sharks.  Their deeds are not worthy of anyone’s trust.    For more entries on the Cambrian explosion, see 09/04/2007 on genetic mechanisms, 04/03/2007 on comb jellies, 01/16/2007 on alleged Precambrian embryos, 08/10/2006 on Cambrian embryos, 07/13/2006 on mollusks, 06/18/2006 on alleged Cambrian explosion precursors, and 04/23/2006 on Cambrian Explosion Damage Control, 02/14/2006 on hand-waving solutions offered by the Darwinians.  The last entry contains links to earlier entries about Cambrian vertebrates, long thought to be not represented that early; see especially 01/30/2003 about 500 fossil fish found in the early Cambrian.  You might recall from 07/25/2003 that many high school biology textbooks gloss over this little problem for Darwin, if they mention it at all.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more