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TAGS: Highlight Hugging the foot of the tables in the Six Nations, Pro12 and Champions Cup, is it time to face facts that Italian rugby doesn’t deserve a place at the top table? Proud nation: Italy have talented players but they are few in number Italian rugby is going in one direction, and that’s down. Some have argued that it took France a few decades to find their feet after their admittance to the Five Nations in 1910, but such comparisons are tenuous. Rugby a century ago was amateur; in fact it was a hobby more than a sport. Italy have been exposed to the same professional environment as their rivals and welcomed into the same tournaments. But to what end? As the recent World Cup demonstrated, Italy with all the opportunities they’ve been given are light years behind Argentina and Japan. They even struggled to beat Romania, a country that has been as neglected in the last 20 years as Italy have been spoiled.Time for a change: Is it time for relegation in the Six Nations to allow Georgia or Romania a crack?So it’s time to admit Italy don’t deserve their place at the top table. Relegation should be introduced to the Six Nations to allow Romania and Georgia the chance to replace Italy, while the EPCR needs to stop awarding Italy an automatic spot for the Champions Cup. Treviso never have been and never will be champions. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We need to admit that the Great Italian Experiment has failed. The public aren’t interested and the players aren’t up to it, not at club level or in the international arena. Treviso and Zebre prop up the Pro12 table with two wins from 18 matches, and it’s questionable whether they’ll beat last season’s tally of six wins between them. Sure, there are a handful of very good Italian players but not enough to compete with the best that France and the Home Nations have to offer.Similarly, the national team have, if anything, regressed in recent seasons and one fears for them now that their one world-class player, that old warrior Sergio Parisse, is on the wane. In the 16 years since they were admitted to the Six Nations, Italy have never won more than two matches in a championship, while they have never got out of the group stage of the World Cup.Mallett era: A series of big-name coaches have taken the reins for the AzzurriGod knows, they’ve gone through some coaches in an attempt to raise their game – including John Kirwan, Pierre Berbizier, Nick Mallett and Jacques Brunel – and if the rumours are to be believed, Conor O’Shea and Ronan O’Gara could be next in line to take on European rugby’s most unenviable coaching job. My advice, boys, don’t bother. I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps, but Christmas comes round once a year while the chance to see Treviso get a thrashing is a regular eventThis time the Italians were whipped 41-14, an improvement nonetheless on the 50-17 hammering they received the previous weekend from Stade. At least Treviso scored some tries, not something they achieved in the 36-3 defeat to Leicester Tigers in round two of the Champions Cup. Their opening pool match, in case you’d forgotten, resulted in a 32-7 rout by Munster.Playing catch-up: Hugo Bonneval scorches away from Treviso defenders in their 40-14 winSo Treviso will finish bottom of pool four and with a trip to Leicester and the visit of Munster to come it looks like they’ll end the competition without a win, as they did in 2013-14. Last season they managed one victory, a 23-20 win against the Ospreys in the final group game when there was no chance of either reaching the quarters, but the statistics of the last ten years reveal a sorry tale of ineptitude from Italian clubs in Europe’s showpiece tournament.Since the 2005-06, Italian clubs have played 118 matches in the Heineken /Champions Cup. Treviso have appeared in every season, accompanied at various times by Calvisano, Viadana, Aironi and Zebre. Of those 118 matches, there have been six victories, one draw and 111 defeats.It’s worth repeating – 111 defeats in 118 matches, a mind-boggling statistic, and indisputable proof that no Italian club deserves to be in the Champions Cup. You can’t fault the commitment of the Treviso squad, though you can the club’s fans. Only 4,600 turned up to see the visit of Stade, although that was twice as many who bothered to go and watch Leicester.Not up to scratch: Italian sides have won only seven of 118 games in the Champions CupA crowd of a couple of thousand makes a mockery of the Champions Cup, particularly when on the same weekend in the Challenge Cup, 8,500 fans watched Grenoble against London Irish and 5,000 Montpellier fans paid to see their boys thrash Calvisano 64-0.
Save this picture!© Izabel Diniz+ 16 Share Projects “COPY” Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784588/loft-grandpa-meius-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs: Izabel Diniz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2013 Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784588/loft-grandpa-meius-arquitetura Clipboard CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Belo Horizonte, Brazil Loft Grandpa / MEIUS ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveLoft Grandpa / MEIUS Arquitetura Architects: Meius Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Bautech, Coral, Leroy Merlin, PortobelloContractor:DR ConstructionSoftware:Autocad, Sketch UpTotal Budget:R $ 30,000.00City:Belo HorizonteCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Izabel DinizRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEACeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. The loft is located in the old garage / workshop residence built by Henricão own in the 50’s, located in the Garden neighborhood in BH.The project arose from the need Grandpa Henricão (Henrique Fernando Tetzç) to have a new place to live with accessibility, as access to the inner area of the house happens for a very long ladder and Grandpa with its 92 years (20 / 04/1923) could not overcome all the steps in an easy way. And with that he went to rent part of the house where he lived to the nearby hospital.Save this picture!© Izabel DinizThus in 2013 we had with him the idea of “live” the space where he worked all his life repairing electronics, garage / workshop. The space was thrown to rot unused, abandoned.The total area of the room is approximately 60m2, divided between the ground floor (36m2) and mezzanine (24m2). The cost of the renovation was approximately R $ 30,000.00, considering everything from appliances reform materials, labor, work, etc. The time for reform was approximately two months.Save this picture!ModelOur choice was to leave the social area and Grandpa’s bed on the first floor along with the bathroom. All this integrated with the kitchen and service area, and possible isolation between them from a curtain.Save this picture!© Izabel DinizOn the mezzanine floor we rent a recreation area between the family and two beds / sofa which support for family members and others who daily turns the night company with Henricão. On the mezzanine also created a balcony that has contact with the street, where he has a small vegetable garden, grown for it to pass the time. Ah! We also had to adjust the stairs to the mezzanine, creating two more steps, because the existing mirrors had very high with approximately 25cm.Save this picture!Floor PlanAnother point you will notice is that we have chosen to highlight the facade of the loft, giving a treatment with whitewashed paint and placing a metal railing designed by us, where you can observe the growth of a vine planted by Grandpa.Save this picture!© Izabel DinizProject gallerySee allShow lessPhyllis Lambert Wins Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2016Architecture NewsCREO Arkitekter and JAJA to Design Home for Children with Autism Near CopenhagenUnbuilt Project Share Loft Grandpa / MEIUS Arquitetura CopyAbout this officeMeius ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBelo HorizonteBrazilPublished on April 01, 2016Cite: “Loft Grandpa / MEIUS Arquitetura” 01 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Huntington Medical Research Institutes Celebrates Groundbreaking on State-of-the-Art Laboratory Building in Pasadena Doors expected to open in 18 months on $29 million building project From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, November 20, 2015 | 1:01 am Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, has begun site preparations for a new world-class research facility at 686 South Fair Oaks Avenue, replacing several old HMRI laboratories in the city. The new labs will house basic and clinical facilities for HMRI’s patient-focused research programs.Founded in 1952, HMRI has embarked on its first major capital campaign, to generate support for this landmark building project, which will bring HMRI physician-scientists, scientists and staff together on one campus. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building will be held on November 19th, to celebrate the energy, ideas, and stakeholders that make the new building possible.“As a small organization, we have the advantage of putting highly diverse teams together in one new building, facilitating the cross-disciplinary brainstorming that drives our most ambitious programs. This sharing of space will allow us to continue our outsized contribution to research—For our size, we are remarkably productive, but our scientists desperately need a lab that supports their work. We are all anxious to move into this great facility,” said Dr. Marie Csete, President & Chief Scientist of HMRI. “We are optimistic that our capital campaign goal will be met, as more and more of the local community understand the significance of this building to Pasadena and the importance of HMRI’s research generally. HMRI’s mission is changing lives through multidisciplinary, patient-focused research. Our programs are led by physician-scientists who have deep clinical experience and bring that clinical experience into their laboratories.”Dr. Csete is also confident that the new HMRI lab will anchor development of a long-anticipated biomedical research corridor along Fair Oaks Avenue, near the Huntington Memorial Hospital. With other great clinical and research organizations moving to the area around the Hospital, including Doheny Eye Institute and the Shriner’s Hospital, “we have an enormous opportunity to be the intellectual center of a vibrant research corridor through our collaborations with the Hospital, our new neighbors, and selected strategic partners.”For more information about the new laboratory, the research at HMRI, or to make a donation, visit http://forward.hmri.org/ Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Winners of Junior Category1st – Colaiste Nano Nagle – Project on Mes Fleurs2nd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Petmania3rd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on JJ Kenneally’sInnovation prize – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Limerick Sports Store Email Advertisement TAGSbusinessCastletroy CollegeCatherine DuffyCharlotte MullowneyChristine FranklinColaiste Nano NagleDELLEmma Kellyfeaturedfull-imageGolden ValeGrainne O’MahoneyJan O’SullivanJJ Kenneally’sJulia BanasiakKaitlin McCarthylimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Sports StoreLITMaria HinfelaarMes FleursPatmaniaSir Peter TaitSumeika KhanThomas Cleeve BusinessNewsLimerick students bring new awareness to old businessBy Editor – February 27, 2015 1797 Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebook Twitter Winners of Senior Category1st – Castletroy College – project on Sir Thomas Cleeve and Golden Vale2nd – Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh – project on Sir Peter Tait3rd – Gaelcolaiste Luimingh – project on Sir Thomas CleeveInnovation prize – St Clement’s – project on Sir Peter Tait Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Grainne O Mahoney, Charlie Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College, who won the senior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.Students from Castletroy College and Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced as top prize winners at Limerick Chamber’s Schools Competition, ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’, at the Limerick Institute of Technology today.Organised as part of the 200th anniversary of Limerick Chamber, the competition invited business studies students from Limerick’s secondary schools to submit a project on a business or entrepreneur from any time over the past two centuries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ was designed to encourage awareness of the changing business landscape in Limerick over the last 200 years and why businesses need to adapt and evolve.More than 20 teams qualified for the final and presented their findings to a four person panel comprising representatives from the organisers, Limerick Chamber, and competition sponsors, Dell and LIT.Grainne O’Mahoney, Charlotte Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College were overall winners of the Senior category for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve. In the senior category, teams of business studies students were asked to choose an entrepreneur that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and identify how they ran their business then and how they would run a similar type of business today and in the future.Second prize was won by Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their work on Sir Peter Tait, while third prize was also won by a team from Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve. A special innovation award went to St Clements.Four teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle dominated the junior category scooping all the awards.Christine Franklin, Kaitlin McCarthy, Emma Kelly and Sumeika Khan took the overall prize for the junior category for their project on Mes Fleurs. Two other teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced joint second place winners for theirs projects on Petmania and JJ Kenneally’s. A special innovation award went to a fourth team from the same school for their project on Limerick Sports School.Christine Franklin, Emma Kelly, Caitlin McCarthy and Sumeika Khan, from Colaiste Nano Nagle, who won the junior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.In the junior category students were asked to choose a business that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and outline how it would have marketed its product or service then, now and some period over the next 200 years.Limerick Chamber Vice-President Catherine Duffy paid tribute to the winners, praising their enthusiasm and hard work.“It is wonderful to see the thought, preparation, fun and learning that went into all of the projects. The world of business is diverse, dynamic, exciting and rewarding. I think all our participants realise this now. This is the first time that Limerick Chamber has organised a competition like this and based on its success today we hope it won’t be our last,” she said.She also thanked the teachers from schools across Limerick and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland for their support of the competition.The overall winners in each category were presented with two Dell 8” Android Tablets for their schools. The second and third-placed winners and the innovation prize winners each received a Dell 8” Android tablet.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that creativity and innovation were two of the core skills that we want students to develop while in school and the competition was a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their skills in this area while relating some of their learning from the curriculum to the real business world.Dell Ireland’s Limerick Site Leader Timmy O’Dwyer said: “Dell is delighted to sponsor the competition and we welcome the emphasis it places on bringing to light the achievements of entrepreneurs over the last 200 years. Entrepreneurship is something we think a lot about at Dell – in fact, we have our own programme called Dell for Entrepreneurs which gives high potential tech start-ups the skills and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. The high calibre of the entries received reflects the immense talent of the business studies students from the region, and we congratulate everyone who took part on their achievement.”As hosts and supporters of the event, LIT President Dr Maria Hinfelaar, President, LIT, said the schools competition was a truly imaginative event which LIT was delighted to support.” I saw some of their presentations and am very impressed with their work. They were clearly enjoying it and I think this competition definitely has potential to run again”, she said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCall to reinstate Limerick Foynes railway lineNext articleThe Brothers Jablokov Editor
Your government news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor UPDATE (7 a.m. April 17) — This story was updated with the letter from Bryan McCracken, historic preservation planner, below.ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County legislators gave the green light to purchase the property on the collection of parcels on North Tioga and Sears streets for $1.8 million.The site is close to Downtown Ithaca and the Tompkins County Courthouse and contains adjoining tax parcels at 408 and 412-414 N. Tioga St. and 117 and 119 Sears St. With the purchase, the county will develop the property into a new three- or four-story office building between 32,000 and 46,000 square feet. The project will help the county meet future space needs and consolidate county offices and reduce lease payments.With the vote Tuesday, April 16, legislators only approved the purchase. They have not approved any plans yet for how the site will be developed. On April 2, Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino presented a feasibility study with 10 scenarios for how to develop the site.Tompkins County government buildings and office locations (shaded in blue).One option the county will explore is whether to add housing to the Sears Street side of the site, something people in the neighborhood have requested of legislators. And as Alderperson Seph Murtagh reminded legislators Tuesday, Common Council passed a resolution urging the county to honor the city’s Comprehensive Plan and respect the character of the neighborhood by “dedicating the entire Sears Street frontage of the county’s proposed office consolidation project site for affordable residential use.”Related: Legislature will decide on N. Tioga/Sears Street purchase TuesdayMurtagh mentioned a few concerns he has heard from constituents, including parking, how the project will impact neighborhood character, and that this will take another property off the tax rolls. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor In a letter sent to county legislators — and discussed heatedly on Tuesday — on city letterhead, Historic Preservation Planner Bryan McCracken shared strong opposition to the project, stating the proposed “buildings footprint, size and scale are at odds” with the city’s comprehensive plan and historic district and landmark design guidelines.Additionally, he said, “The proposed new building will be substantially larger than the buildings around it and will not expressed the residential quality of the street through its architectural features, including sloped roofs, porches, clapboard siding, and ornamentation.”Read the full letter below:Proposed Purchase of 408, 412-414 N. Tioga St. by Kelsey O’Connor on ScribdWith three overlapping zones on the site, the zoning will pose a challenge for development and is likely why it has sat on the market, Legislature Chair Martha Robertson said.“Frankly, nobody else can do anything else with this property,” Robertson said. She said the county would be “solving a big problem” for the city by purchasing and developing the property.The Sears Street side of the parcel. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)Legislator Rich John, who supported the resolution, said he thinks buying the property is a “worthwhile pursuit” because he said he believes it’s important to have county government offices in the center of the county. He also said he believes if the property is developed in the right way, “it can be a significant improvement to that space and to the neighborhood.”“I will be vigorous in my advocacy that we should be a responsible government entity going forward to develop this property in collaboration with the neighbors and the city and do this in the right way,” John said.Legislator Mike Lane said he stand by a previous statement that this is a “once in a generation” opportunity to purchase a property in a good location that suits the county’s needs.Robertson said the county has looked at many other sites over the years for county offices, but “this by many measures was the best idea yet.”Legislators voted 12-2 to purchase the property. Legislators Leslyn McBean-Clairborne and Henry Granison voted no.Legislators only voted to purchase the property, not how the county will develop it. Robertson said she will be appointing a special committee to work on the project.Featured image: (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Tagged: ithaca, sears street, tioga street, tompkins county, tompkins county legislature
The interaction between ice shelves and the ocean is an important process for the development of marine ice sheets. However, it is difficult to model in full detail due to the high computational cost of coupled ice-ocean simulations, so that simplified basal-melt parameterizations are required. In this work, a new analytical expression for basal melt is derived from the theory of buoyant meltwater plumes moving upward under the ice shelf and driving the overturning circulation within the ice-shelf cavity. The governing equations are nondimensionalized in the case of an ice shelf with constant basal slope and uniform ambient ocean conditions. An asymptotic analysis of these equations in terms of small slopes and small thermal driving, assumed typical for Antarctic ice shelves, leads to an equation that can be solved analytically for the dimensionless melt rate. This analytical expression describes a universal melt-rate curve onto which the scaled results of the original plume model collapse. Its key features are a positive melt peak close to the grounding line and a transition to refreezing further away. Comparing the analytical expression with numerical solutions of the plume model generally shows a close agreement between the two, even for more general cases than the idealized geometry considered in the derivation. The results show how the melt rates adapt naturally to changes in the geometry and ambient ocean temperature. The new expression can readily be used for improving ice-sheet models that currently still lack a sufficiently realistic description of basal melt.
Making Sense by Michael ReaganThe Trump Train is rolling on.It’s going so fast and in so many directions at once that its critics can’t catch up.All week long President Trump has filled the headlines with news.He’s nominated Neil Gorsuch — a great judge who understands and reveres what the Constitution says, not what he’d like it to say — to fill Antonin Scalia’s un-fillable seat on the Supreme Court.He’s seen his major cabinet picks at State, Treasury, the EPA, HHS, etc., finally get confirmed, despite the whining and foot dragging of Senate Democrats.He’s issued executive orders on taxes, regulations and who knows what else.And he’s had tough-guy Michael Flynn, his National Security Advisor, sternly warn the Iranians that we’re no longer going to stand idly by as they make trouble in the Mideast and test-rattle their ballistic missiles.By the time this column gets into print, we could be invading Yemen.Things are happening fast in Washington —- at “Trump Speed,” as someone has said.It seems like a month ago that the Trump administration’s so-called “Muslim ban” was announced, but it was actually only last week.The president’s executive order restricted travelers from seven terrorist-breeding countries from coming into the USA for three months, and also suspended the refugee program for four months until a better system of vetting could be devised.The whole thing was a total political and public relations disaster for the president —- a textbook example of how not to communicate to the American people.What President Trump should have done was address the country from the Oval Office, fully explain what he was about to sign and then sign it.He should have pointed out that it was temporary, that it was based on national security and geography, not religion, and that the seven countries listed were the same ones that had been singled out by the Obama administration as terrorism incubators.All the problems and confusion and minor tragedies at airports for incoming travelers should have been foreseen and should never have occurred.All the liberal howlings that Trump was discriminating against the Muslim religion or that the ban was unconstitutional would not have been eliminated, but they would have been blunted.The crowds of knuckleheads who protested at airports still would have shown up with their pre-printed anti-Trump signs, but they would have been much smaller.The whole fiasco showed that Trump and his team are still rookies who have a lot to learn about planning, explaining and spinning their executive edicts and decisions.Trump got a D- for his “Muslim ban” announcement.But the media got a solid F for the sloppy, misleading and partisan way they covered it.The media didn’t put the executive order in perspective, didn’t explain that it was based on geography and didn’t explain that the seven countries on the list came from the Obama administration.In their fervor to get Trump they didn’t bother to point out that President Obama’s administration had slowed down the processing of Iraqis refugees coming to the U.S. for six months in 2011 for security reasons.The most outrageous thing the media did was to fan the idea that an executive order aimed at regulating the freedom of foreign visitors was unconstitutional.It was perfectly constitutional. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t apply to foreign visitors.The only people who have the constitutional right to come into the U.S. are American citizens.Every country has restrictions for its visitors. For example, you don’t have a right to go into Canada if you have a DUI.It’s an extreme tough rule, but I don’t see the ACLU or Alcoholics Anonymous demonstrating against Canada.If anyone was responsible for all the sign-waving protestors who clogged up our airports last weekend, it was the dominant liberal media —- which is clearly interested more in bashing Trump and getting ratings than the truth.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail