The California native and the former football player hit it off quickly after meeting on season 16 of The Bachelorette, which began airing in October. During the Thursday, November 6, episode, Moss got down on one knee and left the reality series early with his soon-to-be wife. Despite facing criticism from those who’ve said they moved too fast, the new couple are ready for whatever comes their way.Dale Moss and Clare Crawley ABC/Craig Sjodin“As long as we’re together, for me that’s all that matters,” the model said on Friday, adding that he’s looking forward to having “so many babies” with Crawley. “We’re building a life. We’re building a foundation.”From the moment they laid eyes on each other, Crawley and Moss knew they’d found something special. The duo are head over heels in love, but they aren’t afraid to recognize the tough realities that their biracial children might face in the future.- Advertisement – “Our babies are going to be mixed and they’re going to face those kinds of things and they’re going to have those questions,” the hairdresser added. “Hopefully we will have so much progression by the time our little babies are grown up, but it’s like, he just makes it so comfortable that we can talk about this and that it’s not an uncomfortable elephant in the room. … It’s not a negative thing. We’re proud of who we are, what we are.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “This has come up naturally in our conversation,” Moss explained. “I think the biggest thing is, we know that we can come to each other for anything. There’s no judgment, there’s no worry, and that’s what’s so important about having a relationship and building this. And we both lean on each other for advice and perspective in some of these situations. … There’s things that have come up where Clare has come directly and asked me, ‘What’s the best way that I should approach this? Or what is respectful?’”The South Dakota native grew up in a biracial family and has had to come to terms with being the target of prejudice. “My mom’s side disowned her because she married a Black man. I grew up in an all-white community where I couldn’t stay at my friend’s houses when I was a kid. We had to really fight for respect and to make our place in the community in which I grew up,” Moss said. “This is something that I’ve been around since the time that I was a little kid. We know that we’ll deal with some of these things, but there hasn’t been a worry or anything like that. We just get through everything together just like we would in any setting.”As a white woman, Crawley acknowledged that there are things that her fiancé experiences that she’ll never be able to understand herself. However, she’s “thankful and so happy” for the opportunity to learn from Moss and his perspective.- Advertisement – Throwing out the timeline! Clare Crawley and Dale Moss progressed their relationship at lightning speed while on The Bachelorette — and they’re already thinking about their next step.“What I love about Dale is that nothing scares him,” Crawley, 39, gushed during a joint interview with her fiancé, 32, on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Friday, November 6. “I talk about babies all the time and he’s like, ‘Yeah, that’s what I want.’ I’ll remind him of things all the time, you know, ‘I’m not getting any younger!’ I’ll say things like that, and he’s like, ‘You think I don’t know this? Yeah, let’s do this.’”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Image source: ADBPThe financial costs associated with dredging activity are highly variable, depending on the plant being employed and the type of dredging being undertaken, Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) reports. Since 2005, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), has published the book ‘Cost standards for dredging equipment’.The guide presents the primary capital values and costs associated with a range of dredging plant, based on their specification. This publication is commonly used throughout the industry for a range of studies including CAPEX estimation, cost allocation between dredging contractors in joint venture and most prominently in disputes, where cost estimation is required to be undertaken.Due to the high capital cost and subsequent value of dredging plant, the accurate calculation of the respective depreciation and interest is fundamental to the build-up of the estimated daily operating plant rates. Ongoing maintenance and repair of the plant also forms a primary cost.The CIRIA publication details these items for a variety of dredging plant. It does not provide detail on other operational costs such as labour, insurance, fuel, wear and tear, overheads and profit/risk.According to the document, these must be derived from further calculations to ascertain the total cost of leasing the dredging plant, commonly known as the daywork rate.The paper was presented by Leigh Holmes at the CEDA Dredging Days conference in Rotterdam on the 7th of November and was well-received – promoting constructive discussion amongst CIRIA Dredging Cost Standard book users across the dredging industry.
LifeSiteNews 9 April 2014Italian Deputies Eugenia Roccella and Alessandro Pagano have introduced a bill in Parliament that would establish the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education, particularly on moral issues.The move comes in response to increasing concerns by some deputies, parent groups, and civil rights organizations that the government is being co-opted by organized activists to push the so-called “gender ideology” in schools and other Italian institutions.The purpose of the bill, Roccella said at a press conference, is to “reaffirm and ensure the fundamental right to educational choice of parents, as set out, inter alia, in the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.”Which means in practice, she said, that in all school activities that “relate directly or indirectly to the issues related to relationships, affectivity and sexuality education, and other ethically sensitive issues in general, the parents are informed, who must give their consent in writing to each student.”The schools must also provide alternative activities for those who choose not to take advantage of extra-curricular activities, “without giving rise to any form of discrimination.”Roccella is a former feminist activist and past state secretary for health who has long been a champion of life and family causes in Italy’s Parliament, most recently against the proposed “anti-homophobia” law. She is a deputy with the newly-formed Nuovo Centro Destra party (NCD, “New Centre-Right”).http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/italian-mps-introduce-bill-to-protect-parents-constitutional-rights-against
Across mainlandChina, there were 3,399 new confirmed infections on Friday, bringing the totalaccumulated number so far to 34,546, the country’s National Health Commissionsaid on Saturday. Central Hubeiprovince, the epicenter of the outbreak, reported 81 deaths, while 67 peopledied in the provincial capital of Wuhan. BEIJING, China– The number of new confirmed infections from a coronavirus in Mainland Chinarose on Friday after declining for two consecutive days, while the number offatalities from the outbreak once again broke a daily record, furthering thedeath toll past 700. The death tollhad reached to 722 as of the end of Friday, up by 86 from the previous day. In mainlandChina, excluding the 2,050 people who had recovered and the 722 who had died,the total number of outstanding cases stood at 31,774.(Reuters) This woman wearing a facemask rides a bicycle amid snow, as China is threaten by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. REUTERS
An antidrug operative conducts inventory of the suspected shabu seized from Jeffery Surmieda (right) in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo Tuesday afternoon. PN PHOTO The suspect was also tagged in recent burglary incidents in nearby villages, Balabag village head Ariel Gerada told Panay News. At least 10 more sachets of suspected illegal drugs were seized during his apprehension. An undercover cop initially bought from Surmieda a sachet of suspected shabu. ILOILO City – Police arrested a drug suspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo. Officers of the Pavia municipal police station staged the entrapment operation which led to the arrest of resident Jeffery Surmieda around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The suspect was taken to the municipal police station for further investigation and filing of the charges./PN
The Lady Chargers Girls Varsity Golf team competed against Rushville at Antler Pointe Golf Club.Highlights included Sidney Parmer as individual medalist for the match and Katy Kinker having a personal best round!ND Scoring: Sidney Parmer 39 – Individual medalist; Katy Kinker 44 – New personal best; Laronda Schwartz 62. *Unable to post team score due to only 3 players. Rushville scored 211.*Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.
Kansas also ended the Bears’ 23-game winning streak as Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah a-zoo-BOO’-kay) had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 64-61 victory at Baylor. Isaiah Moss added 11 points, including two free throws for Kansas with 7.9 seconds left before a timeout.The Bears had a chance to tie it until Jared Butler missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.The 24-3 Jayhawks have won 12 in a row since their first-ever home loss to Baylor on Jan. 11.Butler had a team-high 19 points for the Bears, who dropped to 24-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference.Meanwhile, the nation’s longest winning streak in men’s basketball is over. Star Navy offensive lineman found dead in academy dormANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A star lineman for Navy’s record-breaking offense has been found dead in his dormitory. David Forney was 22.Academy officials said he was discovered unresponsive in Bancroft Hall on Thursday night. The cause of death was not disclosed.Forney was a senior and three-year letter winner, playing in 39 consecutive games over his final three seasons. He started all 13 games at guard in 2019 as part of an offensive line that set a school record with a nation-leading 360.5 yards rushing per game. Sacramento blew a 14-point lead in the second half before shutting out Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and the Clips for more than five straight minutes down the stretch. The decisive 10-0 run was capped by Harry Giles’ percussive dunk with 58 seconds left.Leonard scored 31 points in his return from his MVP performance in Chicago.Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:— John Collins poured in 35 points and snared 17 rebounds as the Hawks rallied to beat the Mavericks, 111-107. Dallas played without Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) and Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) with the Mavs playing their second game in two nights.— Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot led eight Nets in double-figures with 21 points in a 115-86 dismantling of the Hornets. Garrett Temple added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, which outscored Charlotte, 33-13 to take a 30-point advantage. Fourth-ranked San Diego State had been 26-0 until Elijah Mitrou-Long scored 19 points, including two free throws with 11.5 seconds left to push UNLV past the Aztecs, 66-63. San Diego State erased most of a 14-point deficit when it pulled to 64-63 on Malachi Flynn’s 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds left.Amauri Hardy scored 17 points and Bryce Hamilton added 11 with 10 rebounds for the Runnin’ Rebels.In other top-25 games:— Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) delivered 28 points and fifth-ranked Dayton won its 16th straight by defeating Duquesne (doo-KAYN’), 80-70. Jalen Crutcher added 17 points and five assists as the 25-2 Flyers improved to 14-0 in the Atlantic 10.— Cassius Stanley drained a season-high five 3-poiners while scoring 21 points to send No. 6 Duke to an 88-64 romp over Virginia. Matthew Hurt added 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds to help the Blue Devils move to 23-4 overall and 13-3 in the ACC. — Kevin Samuel scored six of his 19 points in overtime to carry TCU past No. 17 West Virginia, 67-60. Samuel made all seven of his shots and had eight rebounds as the Horned Frogs dealt the Mountaineers’ their fifth consecutive Big 12 road loss.— Tyger Campbell tallied 15 points and 11 assists in UCLA’s 70-63 victory against 18th-rated Colorado. Cody Riley had 16 points in the Bruins’ fifth consecutive win.— Luwane Pipkins scored 24 points and David Duke had 15 to lead Providence to an 84-72 victory over No. 19 Marquette. The Friars overcame Markus Howard’s 38 points in winning their third in a row, all against ranked teams.— Precious Achiuwa scored 10 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 28.2 seconds left as Memphis beat No. 22 Houston, 60-59.NHL-CAPITALS-OVECHKIN’S 700TH Associated Press — Eighth-ranked Florida State pulled out a 67-61 win against North Carolina State as Patrick Williams had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Seminoles. M.J. Walker chipped in 12 points and Devin Vassell added 11 with six rebounds as FSU moved to 13-3 in the ACC.— Immanuel Quickley show 4-for-6 from 3-point range and furnished a career-high 26 points as No. 10 Kentucky got past Florida, 65-59. Tyrese Maxey had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Wildcats picked up their sixth straight win and moved to 12-2 in the SEC.— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-ah) scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season to lead No. 11 Louisville over North Carolina, 72-55. Malik Williams added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, who will be an ACC-best 14-3 heading into Monday’s matchup with Florida State.— Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) dropped in 22 points and 12th-rated Villanova picked up its third straight road win by dumping Xavier, 64-55. Jermaine Samuels added 17 points for the Wildcats, who nailed 18 3-point attempts and never trailed in their 21st victory.— Samir Doughty scored 22 points and 13th-ranked Auburn went on an 18-0 run to rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half of a 73-66 triumph against Tennessee. The game was marred by an ugly incident involving a fan who was ejected from the game after directing a derogatory comment toward Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi and will face a disciplinary hearing. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULENo. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor’s 23-game streak…SD State finally losesUNDATED (AP) — Kansas and Baylor played a game that lived up to its billing. The outcome gave the third-ranked Jayhawks a share of the Big 12 and will likely move the Bears from the top of The Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Monday. PGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPThomas leads Mexico Championship through 54MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas ran off eight birdies in a 16-hole stretch to take a one-shot lead in the PGA’s Mexico Championship, one of the World Golf Championship events.Thomas overcame bogeys on the first and last holes for a 6-under 65 that puts him one ahead of Patrick Reed and Erik Van Rooyen. Thomas was five shots behind in the middle of his front nine at Chapultepec Golf Club.John Rahm opened with six birdies in seven holes after entering the round 10 shots back. He broke the course record with a career-best 61 that puts him four off the pace. February 22, 2020 The Penguins were 5-2 losers to Buffalo as Jack Eichel (EYE’-kul) delivered a pair of goals. Eichel, Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM’-guhs GUR’-gehn-suhnz) and Sam Reinhart all beat Tristan Jarry during an early three-goal outburst. Connor Hutton turned away 41 shots as the Sabres earned just the second regulation victory in their last 20 meetings with Pittsburgh.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Toronto Marlies Zamboni driver Dave Ayres picked up a victory as an emergency netminder by stopping eight of 10 shots in the Hurricanes’ 6-3 decision over the Maple Leafs. Ayres was pressed into service after Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) and James Reimer had to leave the game with injuries. Warren Foegele (FOH’-gul) scored twice for Carolina.— Scott Laughton scored twice and the Flyers pulled within three points of the Metropolitan Division co-leaders by earning their third straight win, 4-2 against the Jets. Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) and Tyler Pitlick also scored and Justin Braun had three assists to help Philly improve to 21-5-4 at home.— Jesper Fast scored twice and Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) turned back 44 shots in the Rangers’ seventh win in eight games, 3-2 over the Sharks. Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) also scored and Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH-rihn) extended his point streak to eight games with two assists. MLB-WHITE SOX MOVESWhite Sox agree to deals with Bummer, GarciaGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have worked out contracts with reliever Aaron Bummer and infield Leury (lay-UR’-ee) Garcia.Bummer has received a five-year, $16 million package that includes two club options. The 26-year-old Bummer had a 2.13 ERA and 27 holds in 58 appearances with the White Sox last season.Garcia accepted a one-year, $3.5 million deal after hitting .279 with eight homers, 40 RBIs and a team-high 93 runs scored for the 2019 White Sox. Caps lose again despite Ovie’s 700thUNDATED (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) reached a major milestone Saturday afternoon, but he couldn’t give the Washington Capitals sole possession of the NHL’s Metropolitan Division lead.Ovechkin is the eighth player in league history to score 700 goals, doing it in a 3-2 loss at New Jersey. The left wing did it 4:50 into the third period, firing a shot from the right circle that glanced off the left post to tie the game. It was Ovechkin’s 42nd goal of the season.But the Devils came away with the victory when Damon Severson beat Ilya Samsonov (sam-SOH’-nahv) with 1:59 seconds remaining, sending the Capitals to their fourth consecutive loss and sixth in seven games.The Caps remain tied with Pittsburgh for the division lead with 80 points. NFL-JETS-DOCTSONJets sign free agent WR Josh DoctsonFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free agent Josh Doctson to add depth to their wide receiver position.The 27-year-old Doctson had 81 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons with the Redskins before being one of the team’s final cuts last summer out of training camp. He signed with Minnesota and played just one game before being released in November, missing a huge portion of the schedule with a hamstring injury.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NAVY-PLAYER DEATH — Max Domi (DOH’-mee) supplied a pair of first-period goals to back Carey Price in the Canadiens’ 3-0 win against the Senators. Price stopped 30 shots in his fourth shutout of the season and 48th of his career.NBA-SCHEDULEClippers drop third in rowUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have their first three-game losing streak of the season after falling to a state rival.Kent Bazemore scored a season-high 23 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 as the Kings beat the Clippers on the road for the second time in less than a month, 112-103. De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and eight assists for the surging Kings, who have won two straight out of the All-Star break and eight of 12 overall.
Reacting to the draws, Dallas Wings player and one of the most influential Nigerians in the WNBA, Evelyn Akhator said, â€œI think it will be a great outing for us being drawn alongside Australia, Turkey and Argentina.â€œI have watched the Turkish national team play and I am confident that we will surmount them. On the other hand Australia and Argentina, we will give a good fight with all hopes of winning,â€ she noted.A confident Akhator who powered the Dâ€™Tigress to their Afrobasket win in Mali believes that there is an endless world of possibilities if the team can have a good preparation coupled with relentless effort and determination of the players as well as the management.â€œA build-up on our previous success at the Afrobasket would surely bear fruitful result,â€ she concluded.Head Coach of the side, Sam Vincent, revealed that the draws has officially kick-started their preparation for the World Cup and their goal of securing a medal.â€œI am excited and confident about our position in the pool drawing for Spain. It moves us one step closer to our goal of securing a medal in the 2018 FIBA World cupâ€.The Vice-president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Babs Ogunade expressed optimism about the teamâ€™s ability to make it out of the group which he described as â€˜interesting.â€™â€œWe are sure to make it to the next round, then one game at a time. We are the dark horses here and it is a good place to be so as to spring surprises. We have our hearts and heads in a good place,â€ Ogunade stressed.According to the organisers, the Group Phase will be held in Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martin in San CristÃ³bal de La Laguna and the Palacio Municipal de Deportes “Quico Cabrera” in Santa Cruz.The Final Phase will take centre stage in the Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martin.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 2018 FIBA WOMENâ€™S WORLD CUPNigeriaâ€™s Dâ€™Tigress have been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia for the 2018 FIBA Womenâ€™s World Cup taking place in Tenerife, Spain.At a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in Group B for the biggest women basketball tournament coming up between September 22 and 30.The team will be hoping to surpass their 2006 outing where they lost all their group games against China, Russia and United States of America before suffering another defeat in the classification game against Senegal to finish 16th.
RAY PFEIFFER/Herald photoThe future is now for the Wisconsin receiving corps.Right now, there are three up-and-coming freshman receivers beginning to get in the swing of things. Isaac Anderson, Niles Brinkley and Xavier Harris, all of whom are first-year wide receivers for the Badgers, have recently had their seasons pick up a little bit.Anderson has seen the most action so far this season with three catches for 41 yards, whereas Harris came up with his first catch last weekend against Michigan. While Brinkley is taking a redshirt this year, he said he is fine with having a year to learn the system better.All being true freshmen under longtime UW wide receivers coach Henry Mason, they’ve had an eye-opening experience, having to quickly learn a new offense and readily put it to use.”Just adjusting to the speed of the game, being able to take in all that knowledge at once,” St. Louis native Brinkley said when asked about the hardest part of the transition from high school to college football.”Everything has to be right on target,” said Harris, who comes to Madison all the way from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. “For example, route-running; if it’s 15 yards, it has to be 15 yards, whereas in high school you could run it out to be like 16-17 yards, but here it would just mess up the whole play.”Anderson agrees with fellow teammate Brinkley in that the hardest part is adjusting to the mental part of the game.”Physically, I believe I can handle myself out there, but mentally just being able to get the playbook and reading the defense is difficult,” Anderson said. “There are a lot of mental things about the game at this level.”Having a few older receivers to look up to has helped the entire core and has brought the younger players up to speed. The young wideouts have found junior starters Paul Hubbard and Luke Swan to be especially helpful.”The older receivers are real helpful,” Brinkley said of his elder colleagues. “Anything we ask, they are there to help us; it’s never a problem. They want us to get better, to get them better and do what we can do to help the team win.””When I’m down and messing up they try to keep encouraging me, and they just tell me what the best way is to correct it,” Harris added.Anderson’s contributions have not been limited to the passing game. The Minneapolis native has been used on reverses as UW coaches try to find more ways to utilize his athleticism.Anderson has also found the experience of learning from Hubbard and Swan to be helpful, just like Brinkley and Harris.”Since the beginning of the summer, we’ve learned a lot from those guys, they kind of took me under their wing,” Anderson said. “We’ve grown as a receiving core together, and we’re all in this together.”As the season reaches the last game of September and ventures into October, the young receivers believe they will begin to play a greater role in the passing game.”If my role is to block, then I’ll block; if my role is to catch touchdowns, I’ll catch touchdowns. Whatever my role is in the game plan, that’s what I plan on doing,” said Harris, who while only having one catch thus far this season has been on the field more often than any of the other freshman receivers.”I believe we’re finally getting our passing game down,” Anderson said. “Our passing game will start to click a lot more.”Going into this week’s game against the Indiana Hoosiers, the freshmen feel confident in their ability to make an impact on the game.”This game should be a real good game for our receivers; we can do a lot of things offensively this game,” Anderson said. “I think we’ll be throwing the ball a lot more. It should be a good game for the receivers and everybody should get a lot of catches this game.””We just need to keep working hard this week and prepare well,” Harris said. “Indiana is a good team. We just need to work hard so we can have a good away game this week.”So far, the young Badgers have really enjoyed being part of a program rich in tradition, and hope to continue it in the years to come.”It’s been nice; I’m getting stronger, quicker and faster,” Brinkley said. “It’s a good program that develops good athletes.””It’s been pretty good; I don’t have too many complaints,” Harris added. “Since I’ve been here, I’ve learned a lot, especially from Coach Mason. Luke Swan, I’ve also learned a lot from him, and so being here is just great.””The experience is good, I’ve been wanting to go here since junior year [high school],” Anderson said. “The experience is all that I hoped for; it’s been a good deal.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse Devante McFarlane, Syracuse’s starting running back, did not play in the Orange’s 47-0 win over Rhode Island in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.“Devante, he’ll be back for Wake (Forest) full-go,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said after the win. “He was banged up during summer camp and we decided not to play him. He was probably anxious out there to get a shot. Had to make a decision on that.”McFarlane, a junior, was in pads and on the sideline, but wore a blue Syracuse baseball cap instead of a helmet the entire game. He was listed ahead of George Morris on the Orange’s two-deep depth chart for the game against the Rams. Morris rushed for 71 yards on 12 carries, a 13-yard rush highlighting his performance.Freshman running back Jordan Fredericks took the most advantage of McFarlane’s absence. In his first collegiate game, Fredericks finished with a game-high 103 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a 13-yard rushing touchdown.In 2014, McFarlane was a secondary option and rushed for 169 yards on 28 attempts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He played good against (Wake Forest) last year,” Shafer said, “so I know he’s anxious to get back on the field.” Comments