Sewing Machine Needles

Machine needles are selected according to the weight and features of the fabric as well as the thread that are use in garment construction.
A needle should be fine enough to penetrate through the fabric without any damages done to the fabric in question and doesn’t damage the thread.
Needles come in different sizes
Regular sharp needles: ideal for mostly woven fabrics due to its ability to produce even stitching with minimum puckering.

Ball point needle: slightly rounded tip recommended for knit fabrics and stretch fabrics as the needle pushes between the fabrics instead of piercing them.. (in sizes 9-16)

Wedge point needle: this needle has been specifically designed for leather and vinyl

Needles should be chosen with great care for each fabric because not all needles can see all fabrics.
Care should be taken to prevent the needle from being damages. A blunt isn’t fit to sew.

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JAMB and SNAKE

Reports have it that “A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards. In the course of interrogation, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money but confessed that her housemaid connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” (through a snake) steal the money from the vault in the account office”

Unfortunately, she is calling one Joan’s name which did not appear in the investigation at all. Joan only recommended a house help for her.

WONDERS OF CHARCOAL

1.Toxin Removal From Food

Today, people complain about the use of fertilizers on plants and vegetables, making them unwholesome and poisonous. If you have charcoal, you don’t need to worry about this, all you need to do is leave the vegetables in a charcoal solution overnight and it’ll take care of the toxins. If you suspect any food contains too many chemicals, just drop them in a charcoal solution for some hours and you’re good to go.

2. Keeping Food Fresh
Ever wonder why charcoal is placed in the middle of milled beans? It prevents it from going sour or loosing taste.

3. Restoration of Soup
Did your groundnut soup or palm nut soup go bad? No need to worry about pouring it all away. Just put it back on fire and drop a piece of charcoal in it. This will extract all the bad taste and smell and restore the soup to its fresh state. This is gangster noni!

Install WhatsApp On Blackberry 10 Device With This Simple Trick

Use this simple trick to install WhatsApp.apk file on your BlackBerry 10 phones.

This post contains how to install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 devices | Use this simple trick to install WhatsApp.APK file on your BlackBerry 10 phones. 

According to Whatsapp, If your BB OS version is less than 10.0.10.648, you will need to wait for a software update from your mobile provider. Generally, your mobile service provider is responsible for releasing device updates for your BlackBerry 10 phone.

On the other side, BlackBerry device was uniquely designed. They don’t only run on Blackberry OS 10, they also have the ability to install Android APK app.

For this reason, I think you shouldn’t discard your smartphone just yet. In one of my previous mobile tips, I showed Blackberry 10 users how they can install Google play store directly on their device.

Android APK files can be installed on Blackberry phones, specifically the ones with the Blackberry 10 OS (such as Q10, Z10, Z30, Q5, Z3 etc). With a simple click of a button, you can do amazing things with your BlackBerry 10 device.

READ:  How To Install Google Play Store On Blackberry 10 Phones

How to Install WhatsApp on Blackberry 10 Devices

Step 1

On your BB10 device go to Settings » App Manager » Installing Apps » enable installations from unknown source

Step 2

Download the latest version of WhatsApp APK (Download Link 1 or Download link 2) or constantly receive updated WhatsApp app from any android device (receive via Xender or Bluetooth).

Step 3

Run and install it on your device. Once the manual settings are completed, your WhatsApp will run normally without displaying a message of not being supported.

Don’t get quick to toss away your old Blackberry device, that Facebook and WhatsApp revoked support on Blackberry devices doesn’t mean you can’t separate the wheat from the chaff. The BB OS 10 is different and should be treated as such.

PS: One quick trick (Update 16/1/18)

A guru proferred another tip that can help you install WhatsApp application on your Blackberry and Windows phone, although I have not tested it.

Here are the steps:

Backdate your blackberry phone to something like December 1st, 2017.
Restart your phone and open your WhatsApp. It should start working right away.
That’s it. He claimed this works on Blackberry OS 10 and Windows 8.0 devices.

Good luck, let me know which of the methods worked for you. Have a pleasant whatsapping!

February 2018 Nigerian Bank Cards To Be Barred Internationally From March 2018

Egmont group is set to expel Nigeria’s Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) by March 2018. This is on the agenda of the Egmont Working Group and Heads of FIU Meeting between the 2nd and 7th of March, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

The Egmont group, which is a global network of 152 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) had earlier suspended Nigeria in July 2017 following the consensus by the members of the group at the 24th plenary of the group in Macao, SAR.

If expelled, Nigeria will suffer a blacklist in the global finance sector and Nigerian Banks will be unable to issue Mastercard and Visa credit/debit cards while card transactions with Nigerian originated cards will be blocked meaning Nigerians cannot do foreign transactions. This is one of many other costs of the i

This is one of the many other consequences of this looming decision. In the first place, the decision to suspend Nigeria’s FIU largely due to the fact that it has operated under the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with high level of interference and meddling by the Ibrahim Magu led anti-corruption agency. Magu by court orders is an illegal appointee who has continued to receive the backing of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The NFIU in this position flagrantly violates Recommendation 29 of the FATF standards that stipulates that the FIU must remain independent and devoid of any form of interference.

In Macao, the Egmont group specifically pointed out that the Magu led EFCC had continued to leak sensitive information to the media and the agency has continued to blackmail individuals using highly confidential financial intelligence available to it. The FIU in its statement announcing the consensus decision to suspend NFIU membership status said

In reaction to this decision by the Egmont group, Vice President Osinbajo constituted an ad-hoc committee to reposition the NFIU and restore Nigeria’s membership of the Egmont Group. This was contained in a 31st of July memo (SH/OVP/DCOS/NFIU/) addressed to Mr. Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes but since then no progress has been made while his body language suggests a support for the Magu led EFCC position echoed by Francis Usani, head of the NFIU who contradicts the global body with his insistence that the NFIU is operationally autonomous.

According to the EFCC Secretary, Emmanuel Aremo, the EFCC is best equipped to protect the NFIU from being endangered by politicians. The groups maintained a stance that supports the NFIU autonomy within the EFCC rather than an independent body outside of it. This position seems to be at home with the House of Representatives which has put forward a bill that seeks to amend the Economic and Financial Crimes (Amendment) Act and the Money Laundering (Prohibition & Prevention) Act.

But the Senate is opposed to it, a bill seeking the establishment of the NFI Agency has passed at the Senate which is also at war with the Ibrahim Magu led EFCC. The Senate had explained that its decision to embark on the decoupling option (removing the NFIU from the EFCC) was due to the meddlesomeness of the acting EFCC chairman in spite of the autonomy that the FIU should be granted. The Senate’s position is backed by the Nigeria Law Reform Commission (NLRC), which argued that NFIU should be independent and an autonomous body separated from EFCC.

Nigeria struggled to join the Egmont group as a member after many years in 2007, one of former President Obasanjo’s achievements. Before then, Nigerian banks were blacklisted in international finance and were unable to engage in correspondent banking.

Nigeria’s administrative type FIU makes it inappropriate to be under the control of a law enforcement agency such as the EFCC.

“Of all the 14 countries in West Africa with an FIU, Nigeria is the only jurisdiction that currently domiciles its FIU in a law enforcement agency, EFCC, even when it is registered as an administrative-type FIU. This is a misnomer. Ten of the West African countries have their FIUs domiciled in their respective ministries of finance, while two others have theirs domiciled in central banks, and one in ministry of justice,” Walter Duru, an analyst versed in the subject matter said, expressing support for the creation of an independent NFIU.

Nigeria has invested years and lots of resources into attaining membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the expulsion of Nigeria will put the country’s aspiration in jeopardy. It would also place Nigerian transactions on extreme scrutiny and may affect the standing of Nigeria amongst the global community. Students may be affected as the expulsion might attract “the withdrawal by certain countries of scholarships to students of Nigerian origin”, Senator Utazi the sponsor of the autonomous NFIU bill said.

According to one of our sources familiar with the internal workings of Egmont group, the world is impatient with Nigeria and the breach of trust by the EFCC. Our source said:

“For over 20 years Nigeria has been involved in Egmont group and FATF process. The world is continuing to frown that EFCC has not shown great maturity in handling of confidential data. The 7th National assembly agreed that the NFIU should be moved to the CBN but nothing has come out of that.”

Nigeria’s Egmont Group expulsion will ultimately be a death blow to Buhari’s ambition to recover Nigeria’s looted funds abroad as the country will be unable to benefit from financial intelligence, shared by the other 150-member-countries, including the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The Ball is in Osinbajo’s court.

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2018 OPEN DOORS FAST* – DAY 1 – 8TH JANUARY 2018

Be part of this great experience!

ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): ISAIAH 58:6-11
MESSAGE TOPIC: BREAKING FORTH IN FASTING
By: Dr. Paul Enenche

The fast period is a period of breaking forth and open doors in many realms

DIMENSIONS OF BREAKING FORTH IN FASTING:
1. Breaking forth in liberty (Isa. 58:6)
2. The breaking forth of light (Isa. 58:8)
3. Breaking forth in health (Isa. 58:8)
4. Breaking forth in righteousness (Isa. 58:8)
5. Breaking forth in glory (Isa. 58:8)
The fast period is the season for the obituary of shame, mockery and reproach
6. The breaking forth of answers (Isa. 58:9)
7. The breaking forth of destiny (Isa. 58:10; 60:1)
8. The breaking forth of guidance (Isa. 58:10-11)
9. The breaking forth of fulfilment and satisfaction (Isa. 58:11)
10. The breaking forth of spiritual power and strength (Isa. 40:31; Matt. 17:21)

HOW TO FAST PRODUCTIVELY:
1. Reach out to the needy (Isa. 58:7; 1Cor. 13:3)
2. Avoid careless talk (Isa. 58:9; Josh. 6:10)
3. Avoid fasting for show (Matt. 6:16-18)
4. Avoid a prayerless fast (Matt. 17:21; Luke 2:37)
5. Avoid a Wordless fast (Isa. 58:8; John 1:1-4)
6. Maintain spiritual sensitivity (Acts 13:2)
7. Maintain the atmosphere of praise and worship (Acts 13:2)

PRAYERS
Father, thank You for the dawning of the New Year. Thank You for the privilege of living to see this year. To You be all the glory, Lord in Jesus’ Name – Ps. 150:6.

Father, thank You for the favours, mercies, miracles and testimonies of last year. To You be all the praise for every confirmation of Divine proofs in 2017, Lord in Jesus’ Name – Ps. 103:1-5.

Father, thank You for all the good things You have prepared and packaged into this year for my life, destiny, family, the church and the Nation, Lord. To You be all the praise, Lord in Jesus’ Name – Jer. 29:11.

Father, I ask that You will help me to experience the multi-dimensional breaking forth results of this open doors fast Lord in Jesus’ Name. I ask for the opening of all doors in my life before the end of the fast, Lord in Jesus’ Name – Isa. 58:6-8.

Father, help me to do it well Lord. Help me not to miss any Divine signal in the course of this fast, Lord in Jesus’ Name. Help me to be sensitive to Your directions, Lord in Jesus’ Name – Acts 13:1-2.

Father, when Daniel fasted for 21days, You answered him from the 1st day. From this 1st day, answer me Lord, in Jesus’ Name

Thank You Lord for answered prayers Lord – 1John 5:14.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:
– Anyone under demonic harassment, I prophesy Divine intervention
– The God Who declared this year our year of open doors, I decree that your expectations are hereby declared your manifestations!
– The God who answered Daniel from the very 1st day of his fast, that God answers you NOW!
– Every man, woman, boy, girl and system that has a hand in the answer you are awaiting, they lose their peace, sleep and rest, until the answers you are looking for enter into your hands
– Between now and tomorrow morning, strange visitations and diverse encounters that will change your story will happen and you will come with your testimony

2018 Fasting Seasons

Theme: It is time to break the Curse.

Scriptural reading:

Exodus 34:7.

Numbers 14:18.

Other readings for emphasis:

Isaiah 10:27

Joshua 5:9.

Galatians 3:13-14.

Introduction:

Whereas the Blessings of God can extend to a thousand generation God has put a limitation on the effects of the Curse working against us.

The Curse cannot extend beyond the third or fourth generations. It must be broken or permanently destroyed. Exodus 34:7.

Therefore on this fourth day in our fast, I am compelled to let you know that the Power to stop the Curse is available as we pray and fast.

Prayers:

1. On this special day we declare that every curse responsible for set-backs in our lives has been permanently rolled away in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

Joshua 5:9:
And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

2. This year 2018, Shame and Reproach shall not surface in any way in your life in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

3. Ancestral and generational Curses as well as any other forms of inherited Curses are permanently destroyed from your life as you connect to the cleansing power in the sacred blood of Jesus Christ who is our Passover lamb.

As we conclude on this day please declare with your own mouth.

A.
I am free from the Curse in Jesus name. Amen.

B.
I have been redeemed from ancestral and other forms of inherited Curses in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

C.
I have been liberated from the power of the tongue. No weapon of spoken curses shall work against me in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

D.
I am blessed and Loved by God throughout 2018.

Nigeria’s Education

I’m an enthusiastic believer in the saying that the education of a girl means the education of an entire community. But that is not to say that the boy child isn’t relevant in the educational calculation.

Those who coupled together this aphorism are simply conveying the meaning that since a female gender is enormously gifted with the natural attribute of care, it makes a whole lot of sense to educationally empower a girl for the societal reason that as persons usually tasked with the providing care to the new borns, it is then of strategic essence that she would inevitably pass on her knowledge to her offsprings.

Sadly, in Nigeria of our time, education from the point of view of public policy formulation and implementation is a huge joke and indeed a child’s play.

Aside the perennial poor budgetary releases to fund the education sector especially as it relates to early childhood education, there is also this aspect of knowing exactly which level of government is charged with the education of the Nigerian child.

For a very longtime, there has been this deliberate deception sold to readers that primary and basic education is the primary responsibility of state governments.

But the debate has continued till date regarding the appropriate governmental arm that should be charged with the obligation of delivering qualitatively sound primary education.

The extant constitution of Nigeria known as the 1999 Constitution in part two article 30 seems to have established that the duty to educate Nigerians is captured within the concurrent legislative list implying that both the state and federal levels of government can provide education to the citizens.

That section states thus: “Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs of this item shall be construed so as to limit the powers of a House of Assembly to make Laws for the State with respect to technical, vocational post-primary, primary or other forms of education, including the establishment of institutions for the pursuit of such education”.

However, one constant fact is that both the state and federal governments seem to have endangered the educational future of Nigerian children by deliberately avoiding the monitoring of the implementation of how the Nigerian children are educated. There is obviously a deliberate lack of effective supervision of the kind of education that state governments deliver to our Children who are the leaders of tomorrow so to say.

This virus of neglecting the educational right of the Nigerian child is as old as independent Nigeria which goes to explain why majority of the educational facilities built for the members of the poor public by all levels of government for the education of the Nigerian children have become deteriorated in standards and indeed have substantially become dysfunctional.

Before committing these thoughts into writing, this writer took out over four hours to visit over 24 public primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory and nearly same number in Onu-Imo local government council of Imo state to see for myself how far the standards of facilities have declined.

My findings brought tears to my eyes because I saw derelict structures looking like war- time relics in which our children in their millions are dehumanized in the guise of being educated.

Again, I recall visiting nearly ten public primary schools in the United Kingdom two years ago from where Nigeria obtained political independence over half a century ago, and I can report that I saw functional and World’s standard school system for children in the United Kingdom. Any wonder then that the United Kingdom is classified as First World’s nation but Nigeria is perpetually classified as Third World’s country. It looks increasingly that the policy makers in Nigeria are proud to continuously identify Nigeria as Third World’s country so they can continue to deliberately underdevelope the nation but at the same time sending their Children to be educated in the Western World. This tendency to destroy Educational institutions in Nigeria and to educate Children of the political class in some of the best Western Europe’s or United States’ educational facilities should be viewed as a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

This is because; an inevitable fall out of this spectacular collapse of the primary educational system in Nigeria is the large numbers of out-of-school children from millions of indigent homes especially since the spread of private schools became impressive.

But then again, the attendance to such private schools are limited to children whose parents are financially well-to-do. By some calculations, there are like 100 million poor house-holds in contemporary Nigerian society.

The fate of millions of children from about 100 million absolutely impoverished families therefore hangs precariously in the balance.

This pathetic demographical nightmare came alive when some few years back, the United Nations through her educational agency (UNICEF) conducted a research which came up with the frightening result that there were at least 10 million out -of -school Nigerian children.

About that time, the political leader of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan rolled out a programme aimed at enrolling the 10 million out-of-school kids back to school but the measure was grossly insufficient because the then Federal Government concentrated her efforts towards addressing the cases of Northern boys known as Almajiris.

The then government built modern educational institutions for these boys but as soon as the government lost power to the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, that effort of educating Almajiris has been consigned to the dustbin of history.

In the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari the person in charge of public Education is not a qualified Expert in the field of Education but a Writer and journalist who bagged the appointment only because he is of same Ethnic and Religious beliefs with the President. Ridiculously, his junior minister who is from Imo state is a Professor of Education and a former Vice Chancellor in a University. It is now left to imagination to contemplate how bad the shape of public early child education has become coupled with the political virus of lack of continuity of policy implementation by governments.

In Nigeria, policy inconsistency is deployed like a public policy framework by succeeding administrations all in their futile bid to have what they termed legacy projects.

Against the backdrops of heightened state of neglect of Children education, even the same UNICEF has earlier before her latest statistics on out-of-school children, had in the year 2005 sounded politically correct when it posted an article in 2005 whereby it even scored some positives in favour of the Universal Basic Education system of the government.

UNICEF may have passed her assessment too early in the day barely a year after UBEC law was passed which was precisely in 2004.

In the year 2005, UNICEF wrote that even when children enroll in schools, many do not complete the primary cycle.

According to that 2005 data, 30% of pupils drop out of primary school and only 54% transit to Junior Secondary Schools. Reasons for this low completion rate include child labour, economic hardship and early marriage for girls.

UNICEF in 2005 also observed that “In the last few years, especially since the launching of the Universal Basic Education Act, much has been achieved in the reconstruction of dilapidated school buildings and construction of new ones, supply of desks and other needed furniture as well as the provision of toilet facilities”.

“However, the child friendly school concept, which UNICEF is advocating for, is not comprehensively adopted by the various States in Nigeria. A majority of primary schools, especially in rural areas, lack water, electricity and toilet facilities. For example, on average, there is only one toilet for 600 pupils in the primary school system. Despite political commitment to trying to reverse years of neglect in the education sector and a significant increase of the Federal funding, investment in basic education is still low compared to other Sub-Saharan countries”.

As at the date of the publication aforementioned by UNICEF, it was not yet to public knowledge that most states lack the technical knowledge on how to access UNIBEC fund. This is because for States to benefit from the central fund dedicated for funding the Universal Basic education which is a constitutional right for all Children, it must demonstrate technical competence and readiness to also bring out her own counterpart fund. But because these governors have their Children in Europe and USA, they often fail to release these components that would facilitate gaining access to the UBEC fund.

Amidst this disaster in public education for our Children, I think Nigerian policy makers should read the current edition of The Economist (January 6th/12th 2018) to see what a hitherto backward nation of Pakistan is doing to change the educational fortunes of their Children.

The Economist recall that when Pakistan’s schools attract global attention, it is often as a backdrop to violence.

It recalled that in October 2012 a masked gunman from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan boarded a school bus and shot Malala Yousafzai in the head, neck and shoulder. Two years later, and six days after Ms Yousafzai received the Nobel peace prize, terrorists from the same umbrella group killed 141 people, nearly all pupils, at an army-run school in Peshawar, one of the deadliest attacks on a school in any country.

According to the Global Terrorism Database kept by the University of Maryland, 867 educational institutions were attacked by Islamists between 2007 and 2015, often because these places had the temerity to teach science—or worse, educate girls.

Such attacks it says have added to problems that schools in Pakistan, the world’s sixth-most-populous country, share with those in other poor states—irrelevant curriculums, high rates of dropout as children (especially girls) get older, and woeful teaching.

These issues also afflict public Education system in Nigeria.

But The Economist states that the spectre of violence may have obscured another development: the emergence of Pakistan as perhaps the world’s largest laboratory for education reform.

It reports that Pakistan has long been home to a flourishing market of low-cost private schools, as parents have given up on a dysfunctional state sector and opted instead to pay for a better alternative.

In the province of Punjab alone the number of these schools has risen from 32,000 in 1990 to 60,000 by 2016. (England has just 24,000 schools, albeit much bigger ones.)

More recently, The Economist says, Pakistani policymakers have begun to use these private schools to provide state education.

“Today Pakistan has one of the largest school-voucher schemes in the world. It has outsourced the running of more government-funded schools than any other developing country. By the end of this year Punjab aims to have placed 10,000 public schools—about the number in all of California—in the hands of entrepreneurs or charities. Although other provinces cannot match the scope and pace of reforms in Punjab, which is home to 53% of Pakistanis, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are implementing some similar changes on a smaller scale.”

The news magazine also stated finally that results are promising—and they hold lessons for reformers in other countries.

“public-private partnerships” can improve children’s results while costing the state less than running schools itself.

A paper published in August by the World Bank found that a scheme to subsidize local entrepreneurs to open schools in 199 villages increased enrolment of six- to ten-year-olds by 30 percentage points and boosted test scores.

“Better schools also led parents to encourage their sons to become doctors not security guards, and their daughters to become teachers rather than housewives.”

Other new research suggests that policymakers can also take simple steps to fix failures in the market for low-cost private schools. For example, providing better information for parents through standardized report cards, and making it easier for entrepreneurs to obtain loans to expand schools, have both been found to lead to a higher quality of education.

Another, related lesson according to The Economist is that simply spending more public money is not going to transform classrooms in poor countries.

The bulk of spending on public education goes on teachers’ salaries, and if they cannot teach, the money is wasted. A revealing recent study looked at what happened between 2003 and 2007, when Punjab hired teachers on temporary contracts at 35% less pay. It found that the lower wages had no discernible impact on how well teachers taught.

“Such results reflect what happens when teachers are hired corruptly, rather than for their teaching skills. Yet the final and most important lesson from Pakistan is that politicians can break the link between political patronage and the classroom”.

Nigeria must stop joking with the education of our Children. To think that in many years, the central government has often voted less than 5 % for public Education, is to tell us how totally forgotten the public Education has become. Those who call the shots must live by example by ensuring that their Children are educated in the public school system. In 2019, Nigerian voters should demand the reports from aspirants about their educational history of their Children and the candidates to political offices should be made to obtain Court’s affidavits swearing upon legal oaths to train all their Children in public schools. Those with Children abroad should be rejected because they are predators.

* Emmanuel Onwubiko is head of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) and blogs@www.emmanuelonwubiko.com ; http://www.huriwanigeria.com ; www.huriwa@blogspot.co

Jan 12- Feb 1

Ps 12 trusting God for a divine house help from him. So I got 1 and we sent her away after 2weeks. Nasarawa pple! I hail oh. Shey they haven’t caught d jazz man yet?

Haddasah- nice diary

Queen- u r my latest crush.

Satellite images show Cape Town’s dwindling reservoir as the city slowly runs out of water.
New satellite images show just how far Cape Town’s biggest water reservoir has shrunk as the city nears the day when it completely runs out of water. Drought, population growth and climate change are helping fuel Cape Town’s water crisis. Officials believe taps will run dry on April 12, cutting off water access to the city’s 4 million residents. In an effort to conserve as much water as possible, Capetonians will be restricted to just 50 liters of water a day — about 13 gallons — starting Thursday