Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Robotics – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

first_imgjeid-25ac991f33b8c84f9451ba06f1a4684a To apply, visit Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Robotics – Mechanical andIndustrial EngineeringAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department( a successful, vibrant, and diverse academic enterprise. The MIEDepartment has annual research expenditures of ~$13M and is home totwo research centers: (1) NSF Center for High-rateNanomanufacturing and (2) NSF/DHHS Healthcare Systems EngineeringInstitute. The department has rapidly grown in the last five (5)years and is currently comprised of 25 full-time co-op and teachingfaculty and 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, of which 1 isa National Academy member, 25 are professional society fellows, 35%are women and 38% have received Young Investigator Awards. Inaddition, to our strong external research funding and programs incore and multidisciplinary areas including Biomechanics and SoftMatter, Robotics, Resilient Systems, Multifunctional Composites,Critical Infrastructure, Sustainability and Security, Big DataAnalytics, and Man-Machine Interfaces. The department is also hometo a large and highly talented student pool, currently enrollingover 160 PhD, 1,600 MS, and 1,400 BS students. Our current programU.S. News and World Reports graduate rankings are 40 (MechanicalEngineering) and 34 (Industrial Engineering).Applicants will be considered at all ranks and are being sought inareas with emphases on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, andcrosscutting activities. Faculty candidates leveraging fundamentalresearch in model-based and data-driven dynamical systems,controls, and robotics in the broad research areas ofhuman-in-the-loop systems/machines, human haptic interfaces,systems biology, and development of novel control systems, sensors,and actuator paradigms, with applications including but not limitedto rehabilitation, rehabilitation robotics, patient focusedrehabilitation, tele-medicine/tele-operated health, and publichealth and policy. This position may be a joint appointment betweenthe College of Engineering and Bouve College of HealthSciences.Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusiveenvironments as well as to promoting experiential learning, whichare central to the MIE department and Northeastern University. Atthe core of the Northeastern engineering education experience isour top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributessignificantly to the integrated learning model of our students inthe MIE Department. The MIE department at Northeastern Universityis committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversityand social justice while building a climate of inclusion on andbeyond campus. In research and teaching environments, members ofthe University community work to cultivate an inclusive environmentthat denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration andan awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We welcomeindividuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities,genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins,religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomicbackground, family education level, ability – and other visible andnonvisible differences.Responsibilities:Candidates are expected to have demonstrated or showpotential/vision for establishing an excellent nationally andinternationally recognized research program and strong record inextramurally funded research. Candidates will also need todemonstrate high-quality in teaching and contribute to advancingMIE education programs. In addition, candidates should be preparedto contribute to department, college, and university service.Qualifications:A PhD is required in Mechanical Engineering or in a relateddiscipline from an accredited institution by the appointment startdate. Candidates are expected to demonstrate (a) contributions anda clear research vision in health and healthcare founded indynamical systems, controls, and robotics; and (b) potential tocontribute to teaching, research, and service missions inMechanical Engineering. Additional training beyond a PhD degree,e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral research setting includingclinical practice, are a plus. For more information about theMechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and NortheasternUniversity’s College of Engineering, please visit A PhD is requiredin Mechanical Engineering or in arelated discipline from an accredited institution by theappointment start date. Candidates are expected to demonstrate (a)contributions and a clear research vision in health and healthcarefounded in dynamical systems, controls, and robotics; and (b)potential to contribute to teaching, research, and service missionsin Mechanical Engineering. Additional training beyond a PhD degree,e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral research setting includingclinical practice, are a plus. For more information about theMechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and NortheasternUniversity’s College of Engineering, please visit in MechanicalEngineering or in a related discipline from an accreditedinstitution by the appointment start date. Candidates are expectedto demonstrate (a) contributions and a clear research vision inhealth and healthcare founded in dynamical systems, controls, androbotics; and (b) potential to contribute to teaching, research,and service missions in Mechanical Engineering. Additional trainingbeyond a PhD degree, e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral researchsetting including clinical practice, are a plus. For moreinformation about the Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringDepartment and Northeastern University’s College of Engineering,please visit https://www.mie.northeastern.eduand Preferred Qualifications:Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) detailedCurriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of research interests andobjectives; (4) a statement outlining teaching interests,educational approaches, and mentoring philosophy; (5) a statementoutlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion,and social justice; and (6) the names and contact information of atleast three professional references. Applications received byJanuary 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. The targetstarting date is the 2021-2022 academic year, but the positionswill remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for theposition should be submitted to the chair of the respective searchcommittee: Professor Rifat Sipahi, [email protected] University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. The College of Engineering is seeking torecruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see The College ofEngineering is seeking to recruit and support a broadly diversecommunity of faculty and staff and strives to foster an inclusiveculture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations andbuilds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see read more

Winter manure spreading ban now in effect

first_imgWhen stacking manure, AAPs require that stacking sites be located more than 100 feet from private wells or property boundaries.  In addition, manure cannot be stacked on unimproved sites within 100 feet of surface water, or on land that is subject to annual overflow from adjacent waters.  In all these situations, however, farmers have the opportunity to demonstrate to the Secretary of Agriculture that no alternative sites exist to enable you to meet these restrictions. The manure spreading ban is a regulation that has been in place since 1995 under the Accepted Agricultural Practice rules. Vermont was a leading state in developing such a ban. In recent years several other states have considered adopting, or have adopted, the idea. Research has shown that manure applications on frozen ground can increase the runoff potential. Vermont chose to select a ban period from December 15th to April 1st each year to protect water quality; however the Agency has discretion with those dates to accommodate unusual circumstances. As an example, in the spring of 2012, the ban was lifted early, due to unusually dry conditions in Vermont, a result of the warm winter. Under Vermonts Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs) regulations, manure spreading ban exemptions are available to farmers that are experiencing an emergency situation and find themselves with less than sufficient manure storage to make it through the manure spreading ban (107 days).  Emergency situations can include, but are not limited to, the structural failure of a manure storage system, equipment failure, etc. Exemptions can also be issued for other specific management needs. If you have any questions about the manure spreading ban, or if you would like assistance in the selection of appropriate manure stacking sites, please call the Agency at (802) 828-3475.  Manure spreading is a common practice in Vermont agriculture which enriches the soil for production. The Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets is issuing a reminder that the winter manure spreading ban will once again take effect December 15.center_img Requesting a Manure Spreading Ban Exemption This annual ban is part of an overall strategy to protect our working landscape and natural resources, as outlined in Vermonts Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs). The Agency works closely with farmers across the state to ensure that their farming operations are complying with the AAPs. If you find yourself in this situation, please call the Agency of Agriculture at (802) 828-3475 as soon as possible.  We will send an Agricultural Resource Specialist or Field Agent out to meet with you and discuss your situation.  Information will be collected from you in order to determine how much manure your operation produces on a daily basis, how much, if any, surface runoff (rain fall or snow melt) may be entering your pit, what land base you have available for spreading, and the proximity of water resources to your operation.  If the Agency determines that an emergency situation exists and you have no alternatives for the management of your manure, an exemption will be issued for your operation.  The exemption will specify the amount of manure to be spread, the fields suitable for manure application, and the dates during which you will be allowed to spread.   Fields will be selected that have the least likelihood of generating runoff to surface waters. Exemptions are not intended to allow for continued daily spreading for the duration of the ban, but are designed to allow for the application of the required amount of manure over a period of 3 to 5 days.   If you have any questions regarding the manure spreading ban exemption process, please call the Agency at (802) 828-3475. During the ban, farmers must either have a storage structure that is capable of holding all manure produced from December 15th to April 1st, which is 107 days, or they must be able to stack all manure produced in a way that will not lead to water quality impacts.last_img read more

Versatility the name of the game for Sugoi

first_imgSugoi Performance Apparel, the performance apparel brand of (Cannondale owner) Dorel Industries, is showcasing the newest addition to its Performance Outerwear line-up. The Versa Jacket, available within Sugoi’s autumn/fall/winter 2010 collection, is named for its top-notch versatility.Featuring ‘magnetic action’, the removable raglan sleeve easily turns the jacket into a vest and vice ‘versa’! With a quick snap the Versa Jacket offers adaptability to the environment and excels in a wide range of temperatures.Getting warm after a few minutes into a run or ride – a gentle tug and both the sleeves and the connecting back piece come off. Stuff them into your rear pocket and on you go…Even better, instead of delicate zippers that won’t work the way you want them to, the 10 magnets bring the sleeves back into place almost instantly by themselves. Available in both male and female versions, the Versa Jacket is targeted at riding or running, or any activity where threatening weather looms.For best protection against wind and rain, the Versa boasts brand new lightweight Argon fabric treated with a weather resistant finish, which creates a woven rip-stop barrier between the wearer and the elements. The microfibre construction has a high air permeability rating, allowing for warm vapours to escape quickly and delivering an ideal body climate to the wearer.With vents, pockets and other details in all the right places, the Versa Jacket is billed as a truly functional essential. For safety, the Jacket features lots of Scotchlite reflective material to offer 360 degree visibility whether on the trail or weaving through traffic. The hemline on the Versa Jacket is finished with a dual adjustable shock cord, providing a snug fit for each individual.Further details include a full-length reverse coil zipper with guard, back ventilation and elasticized armhole binding. Two front zip pockets and a back zip pocket easily store ‘all the small things’ needed for cycling, running or leisure autumn walks – including the removable sleeves.On show at Eurobike 2010 in Germany, during the Eurobike Demo Day on 31 August and the main show during 1-4 September, the Versa Jacket has an MSRP of €99.90 / GBP Relatedlast_img read more

Alkohol ist sozialer Schmierstoff für Männer (Alcohol is a social lubricant for men)

first_imgDer Spiegel:Der Mensch ist ein soziales Wesen. Er trifft sich gern mit Freunden, freut sich mit anderen und leidet mit ihnen. Mitunter lockert ein Bier oder auch ein Glas Wein die Zunge und bringt Menschen schneller einander näher. Psychologen der University of Pittsburgh haben die Wirkung von Drinks auf die soziale Interaktion nun in einer Studie mit 720 Probanden untersucht. Ihre Beobachtungen klingen zunächst wenig überraschend: Wer Alkohol trinkt, auf den wirkt das Lächeln anderer Menschen ansteckender.Allerdings gab es diesen Effekt kurioserweise nur in Männergruppen, berichten Catharine Fairbairn und ihre Kollegen im Fachblatt “Clinical Psychological Science”. Sobald eine Frau mit am Tisch saß, verstärkte Alkohol die ansteckende Wirkung eines Lächelns kaum.Read the whole story: Der Spiegel More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Researchers make strides in schizophrenia diagnosis research

first_imgShare Pinterest Currently, diagnosing schizophrenia and similar disorders requires a thorough psychological evaluation and a comprehensive medical exam to rule out other conditions. A patient may be evaluated for six or more months before receiving a diagnosis and beginning treatment, particularly if he or she shows only early signs of the disorder.Recent studies have indicated that patient outcomes could be improved if the time elapsed between the onset of symptoms and the initiation of treatment is much shorter. For this reason, researchers believe a chemical test that could detect oxidative stress in the blood — a state commonly linked with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders — could be invaluable in helping to diagnose schizophrenia more quickly.The UMD and UMB team, led by research associate Eunkyoung Kim, used a discovery-driven approach based on the assumptions that chemical biomarkers relating to oxidative stress could be found in blood, and that they could be measured by common electrochemical instruments.Building on an understanding of how foods are tested for antioxidants, an iridium salt was used to probe blood serum samples for detectable optical and electrochemical signals that indicate oxidative stress in the body. The promising initial tests have shown various biological reductants can be detected, including glutathione, the most prominent antioxidant in the body.The group worked with professor of psychiatry Deanna Kelly and her team at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, to perform an initial clinical evaluation using serum samples from 10 clinical research study participants who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and a healthy control group. Using the new testing method, the research group was able to correctly differentiate the samples of those who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia from those who had no history of the disorder.“Much emerging data suggests that schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders may be due, in part, to inflammation and oxidative stress abnormalities,” Kelly said. “Current methods for measuring these potential biomarkers are not standardized and have many flaws. Our team is excited to work with our collaborators at the University of Maryland to help develop a technique that can more globally measure these outcomes. Being able to have a subjective marker for clinical response or aid in more prompt diagnosis could be revolutionary.” Share on Twitter Share on Facebookcenter_img Researchers from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and Baltimore (UMB) campuses have developed a blood test that could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders. Their study, “Redox Probing for Chemical Information of Oxidative Stress,” was recently published in the journal Analytical Chemistry.“We hope our new technique will allow a more rapid detection and intervention for schizophrenia, and ultimately lead to better outcomes,” said Gregory Payne, one of the authors and a joint professor with UMD’s Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR).Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder that affects approximately one percent of the U.S. adult population and influences how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. The onset of symptoms usually begins between ages 16 and 30. Symptoms can range from visual and auditory hallucinations and movement disorders to difficulty beginning and sustaining activities. Email LinkedInlast_img read more

Genuine Parts Company Announces Officer Changes

first_imgPaul Donahue, chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Company, commented, “Each of these talented individuals is well deserving of their new and expanded roles. Lisa, Vickie, Chris and Jennifer have proven their value to the company in their years at GPC, and we are confident that Tripper is the right person for his new role in our transformation office.  These officers provide us with the experience and expertise to further strengthen our corporate leadership team, and we know they will do an outstanding job for us. We look forward to their future contributions to the company.” Genuine Parts Company announced recently several corporate officer changes. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Finally, it was announced that Murray “Tripper” Briggs has joined the company as vice president, strategic business transformation. Briggs has significant experience in strategic business development and analytics and will work with the transformation office to develop, prioritize and lead transformation initiatives to accelerate profitable growth and operational productivity. Lisa Hamilton was promoted to senior vice president, total rewards, and Vickie Smith was promoted to senior vice president, employee experience.  Hamilton, a 24-year veteran of the company, has served as vice president, benefits, for the last seven years and has overseen the company’s health, welfare, retirement and wellbeing programs. In her new role, Hamilton will also have responsibility for compensation, providing for a cohesive Total Rewards Program. The company also announced that Christopher Galla, who has served the company for 15 years, was appointed vice president and general counsel, having served as vice president and assistant general counsel for the last five years. As general counsel, Galla will have responsibility for all legal matters as well as an expanded role in risk management and employment matters. Additionally, Jennifer Ellis was named vice president, compliance and corporate secretary. Ellis has served the company for six years as associate counsel and the last five years as corporate secretary and has been instrumental in her work with the board of directors, shareholder engagement and proxy and other SEC filings. In her new position, she will have an expanded role with compliance and environmental, social and governance matters.  Advertisement Smith has been with the company for 18 years and previously served as vice president, employee relations. Smith is responsible for the company’s efforts in areas such as talent management, HR compliance and communications and organizational development. In her expanded role, she will also lead the company’s HR operations.last_img read more

New Orleans hits high

first_imgPort president and ceo Gary LaGrange made the announcement during the 29th Annual State of the Port Address, hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.”It’s another milestone that comes on the heels of four record years in a row,” LaGrange said. “We anticipate continued growth in our container market, along with a robust breakbulk and project cargo market.”In addition, the latest breakbulk cargo data from May 2015 illustrates a growth of more than 15 percent in breakbulk tonnes, led by an 18.7 percent increase in imported steel.Chemical and petrochemical companies have also announced more than $81 billion in investments in new and expansion projects in Louisiana, and consequently industry experts predict that chemical exports could triple as these projects are completed and come online in the coming years.LaGrange unveiled two new marketing videos focused on the port’s container and breakbulk cargo capabilities, which can be found here and will be made available to port customers and shippers for marketing purposes. LaGrange addresses delegates at the State of the Port Address in New Orleans. www.portno.comlast_img read more

Real Madrid Return to Top of La Liga with Win over…

first_imgReal Madrid hit the summit of LaLiga again after late Sunday night away win at Real Sociedad.Both Madrid and Barcelona are tied on 65 points from 30 matches respectively but Zinedine Zidane men have the edge on head-to- head record over the Catalan club.The former champions won 2-1 and thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema at the La Reale Arena. Real Madrid had cruise control of the clash against Real Sociedad following a goalless first half.Vinicius Junior was one of the brightest players in Real Madrid’s attack, the Brazilian star was pulled down in the penalty area after a solo run from the half of the pitch and was awarded a penalty which Sergio Ramos converted for the away team.Ramos was substituted after he collided with Real Sociedad attacker Isak and the Real captain was replaced by manager Zinedine Zidane with Eder Militao.Real Madrid got the second goal after Karim Benzema controlled a high ball to make it 2-0.Merino scored for the home team in the 83rd minute after Real Madrid defence was caught open.Real Madrid held on and Zidane’s men were able to go to the top of the La Liga table with three wins in three games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Panthers QB Kyle Allen will keep starting until he loses, report says

first_imgIf the team wins, the status quo reigns, as Allen likely keeps his job as Newton makes a slow and steady return to the field from his mid-foot sprain. If Carolina loses to Tampa Bay, it’s up in the air, but potentially it paves the way for Newton to return to his starting post when healthy.Even former Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, who made the trip overseas as an ambassador for the team, has noticed the difference Allen has made.“Everyone is saying this team is better without Cam than (with) Cam,” Williams said, per ESPN.Luckily for Allen, star running back Christian McCaffrey has helped make his job easier. He’s averaging 29.6 touches per game over the last three games compared to 23.5 under Newton and has totaled a league-leading 587 yards rushing.“I say this: They’re not asking Allen [to do] what they ask Cam to do,” Williams added. “That’s why the team is different. This is a West Coast offense, so when (offensive coordinator Norv Turner) took this position, he knew he had to tweak his offense. With Allen, all they’re asking him to do is throw the football and hand off to Christian. Rams injury updates: Todd Gurley (thigh), Aqib Talib (ribs) out vs. 49ers Rams’ Sean McVay says it’s up to Todd Gurley if he wants to play vs. 49ers “When Cam was the quarterback they had Cam running the ball, he had the RPO he had to worry about, he had to make sure the water was cold on the sideline, he had to make sure nobody came on the field when they wasn’t supposed to. He had to control a lot of things. Literally, all Allen has to do is read defense as it relates to running the ball.”The Panthers are 3-0 since Allen took over under center and 4-0 with Allen as the starter dating to last year. On the other hand, Carolina had lost eight straight dating to last season with Newton at quarterback. He completed 50 of 89 passes for 572 yards with an interception and two fumbles in his two games this season.Carolina (3-2) and Tampa Bay (2-3) face off in an NFC South showdown at 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday. Kyle Allen will be feeling the pressure in London as he faces a sink or swim scenario.According to NFL Media, which cited an unidentified team source, the Panthers quarterback could be playing for his position when Carolina takes on Tampa Bay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Davante Adams injury update: Packers star (toe) ruled out vs. Lions The Panthers initially had planned to place Cam Newton back under center once his Lisfranc injury is fully healed, but Allen’s unexpected success has made the team reconsider.Per the report: Related Newslast_img read more

Begorrah it’s the boyo’s bogey

first_imgPhoenix Tuesday/Friday Golf GroupTuesday, November 22 – Phoenix G.C.Last month we played a ‘bogey’ competition for the first time.  It seemed to be well received and it was agreed to try it again this month.  How attitudes can change. Not one player was happy with this format today.  In saying that, possibly the victors of the day were happy.  John Bartley and Eamon Murtagh shared first place with a returning score of -1.  Joint second were Denis Dixon and Richard Baldwin with a score of -2.  The rest were all looking forward to the lucky draw!I think the problem with this format is that most players do not feel that they have played a full game of golf.  If your net score reaches bogey or worse you may as well pick up.  A lot of players do not like to pick up until they cannot contribute to their card at all.  So it was unanimously decided to kick this format into touch after today – back to the relatively easy to understand, Stableford.Tuesday’s top two with the staff at the Relax Bar.The course today was the Ocean and Mountain in that order, another confusing item for the day as well.  Both nines have the same stroke indexes and anyone with an odd number as a handicap has to be careful to take their shots on the correct holes.However it is nice to report that the course conditions are now back to the high standard we have come to know in the past.  Phoenix is not regarded as the toughest course in the area, but the greens, when they are up to speed along with some of the pin positions are very difficult to score on.  Three and four putting is not uncommon on these greens.  They say if you have a good short game (chipping and putting) then you can score well at Phoenix.So back at the ranch (the Relax Bar) we spent far too long trying to sort out everyone’s score (another reason to scrap the ‘bogey’ idea).Near pins were the only thing straight forward today and they went to Denis Dixon (2), John Bartley & Eamon Murtagh.Lucky draw prizes donated by the Relax Bar went to Bill Hewitt, Roger Ison (who we welcomed back after a long absence) and Jim Neilson, who after a horrendous day on the course was rewarded with finally making a par on the last (always the way innit.  Say to yourself I think I will give this stupid game up and then play a blinder on the last hole.  Oh, think I will play again!)  Also he was rewarded with the free massage given by our hosts.  After his first drink being given free and the massage he ended up as the highest value winner on the day – poetic justice?Accomplished players with an official handicap are welcome to join us all for a serious game of golf, but with a lot of fun.  If you are interested please call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565 for more information.If you are not a member of Phoenix Golf Club you can enjoy a preferential rate of 1,000 Baht green fee as a guest of the members, but the above qualifying conditions apply.last_img read more