Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets

first_imgThe Bucks opened on a 16-2 run and led 33-15 after the quarter, led by Antetokounmpo with 11 points.TROUBLE FOR BROWNPolice officers used a stun gun on Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a pharmacy parking lot. “It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now,” Brown said before the game. Brown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face. Officers contacted a man believed to be Brown after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown, coach Joe Prunty said: “We believe it will be resolved quickly.” Brown entered the game midway through the first quarter.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn shot just 22 percent in the first quarter, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson limped off the court midway the second quarter with a strained right groin and didn’t return. … Brooklyn made buzzer-beating 3-pointers at the end of the first and second quarters.Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon missed the game due to right calf soreness. … Former Milwaukee player Vin Baker has been hired as an assistant coach. Baker most recently served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Bucks telecasts and served as a volunteer coaching assistant. … Milwaukee Brewers players Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and Jacob Barnes sat courtside.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91 on Friday night.Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. He sealed it late, dribbling between his legs before hitting a jumper over Quincy Acy and drawing a foul. Antetokounmpo made the free throw, and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Pacers Nets: At Minnesota on Saturday night.Bucks: At Chicago on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their second game since coach Jason Kidd was fired Monday. They also beat the Nets for the ninth consecutive time.DeMarre Carroll and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points apiece for Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee built a 26-point first-half lead. Brooklyn, which had just 35 points at the half, scored 37 in the third quarter and got within seven points late in the period.The Nets, coming off a one-point loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, struggled offensively throughout the first half, connecting on just 26 percent of their shots, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Milwaukee led 58-35 at the half.last_img read more

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FILA Commends LWF for Wrestling Seminar Success

first_imgThe International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has extolled the Liberia Wrestling Federation (LWF) for the success of its inaugural free-style wrestling seminar in the country.Mr. Charles Dumont, the head of its International Wrestling Development hailed local wrestling governing body on behalf of FILA.“We are happy to find that the course went very well,” Mr. Dumont wrote to the Liberia Wrestling Federation.The president of LWF, Mr. George B. Gould in an interview said the letter came as a surprise and challenge to the federation to develop and practice what was learnt.He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the FILA for the ‘pat on the back’ and promised to develop and promote wrestling in the country.He said the first-time ever 6-day training, which brought together coaches, referees and wrestlers from schools and universities, is another way to promote the game.The wrestling boss thanked the International Olympic Committee for the sponsorship, which was done in consultation with FILA through the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC).Gould said the facilitator, former Nigerian wrestling champion Victor Kodei, was up to the task to impart the necessary but basic free-style wrestling techniques to the participants.The 6-day training ran from the 13th to the 18th of January, 2014 at the Sports Commission and was climaxed with an exhibition and certification program at the SKD gymnasium.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray and Sylvester Williams, Special Assistant to Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Lenn Nagbe were amongst officials who graced the occasion.Schools that participated in the seminar were Tubman High, G. W. Gibson, J.J. Roberts, D. Twe, E.J. Goodridge, Haywood Mission, Matilda Newport, Paynesville Community School, A. Glenn Tubman Junior High School and the University of Liberia (UL).Expert Kodei is a 14-time Africa champion (undisputed), 5-time Commonwealth champion and 4-time Olympics champion. He was also a champion in Free-Style wrestling.Meanwhile, wrestling has been readmitted in the 2020 Olympic Games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 Local Journalists Assaulted in Nimba

first_imgKarnay Zeanbo, left, sustained injury on head, while his colleague sustained injury from particles of bottle on hand and bodyANC supporters linkedTwo local reporters working with Radio Gompa in Nimba County were reportedly flogged over the weekend by men identified as supporters of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) of businessman Alexander B. Cummings.Reporters Kannay Ziamo and Raily Guanbeh told the Daily Observer that on Thursday, September 28, while conducting a phone-in program in the evening hours, they reportedly received a phone call from one Metrice Gontee (a former staunch supporter of the disbanded National Union of Democratic Progress (NUDP) of Senator Prince Y. Johnson) to visit him (Gontee) to where he was residing around the Toweh Yard Community in Ganta.Metrice Gontee is one of the campaign leaders of the ANC.They claimed that shortly after they arrived there, Gontee provided them seat and told them to wait as he had sent someone to a nearby shop to get some drinks for refreshment. According to them, the drinks brought were in two big bottles.“While we were waiting lecturing, before the drinks could come, Gontee began to castigate the Gio/Dah people of being in the center of the ‘troubles’ in Nimba,” he said.“Being a Gio man, I took exception to that and told Gontee, I can not sit here while you talk about Gio people in this way, so I am leaving. My friend Guanbeh, concurred with me and we decided to leave, abandoning the drinks,” Ziamo explained.The two journalists explained, while in the process of leaving, one of the accomplices of Metrice Gontee jumped into the argument and began insulting them, especially Kannay, which of course led into a tussle.“While we were arguing, one of guys, identified as  Menwaseh Gwaikolo, who was not part of the argument took big bottle of liquor and smashed it on my head and pieces of the bottle also wounded my friend Raily,” said Ziamo, the main victim.According to Ziamo and Raily, these were supporters of the opposition ANC and they were driven in the yard by a land cruiser, decorated with ANC flyers.When contacted Mr. Gontee, he confirmed the incident and expressed regret that his accomplice, who was not part of the argument, should break bottle on the journalist’s head. Though he did not explain how the conflict began, he denied preaching ethnicity as claimed by the journalists. He rather cautioned the Nimbaians to careful or they will plunge Liberia into another war.Meanwhile, the police has charged the Menwaseh Gwaikolo, who smashed bottle on Ziamo’s head, with “Aggravated Assault” and sent him to the Ganta Magisterial Court for trial.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt distributes 209 land titles to Berbice residents

first_imgA total of 209 land titles were distributed to residents of Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam, during an exercise hosted at the Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) on Wednesday. The titles were handed over by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon and Minister within the Ministry of Communities Annette Ferguson.Minister within the Ministry of Communities Annette Ferguson presents Deborah Leitch with her land titleDirector General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon presents a land title to Simon Joseph, a resident of Mount Sinai“You will see that the distribution of these titles has nothing to do with which political party you represent, this is a distribution of titles to deserving Guyanese…We’re on the right path…this is not the end because 209 out of 1010 [land titles] is still a far way to go,” Harmon told the gathering.The distribution exercise is part of an overall Government programme to regularise the community and enhance residents’ quality of life. The Government has already provided infrastructure such as electricity and access to potable water and with the land title distribution, aims to ensure that safe, green spaces are provided for children.“I would like to see, when I go back into that area again, the children are not playing football on the street; that the little boys are not liming at the sides of the street; that we can provide facilities that will help them to live and to play in safe spaces that a developed country like ours can provide… So the introduction of street lights and lights in the homes, the introduction of water, the development of roads in the community and the fact that we will have to have some other open spaces— parks where your children can play— becomes more important,” Mr Harmon said.Meanwhile, Minister Ferguson said the distribution exercise is the realisation of President David Granger’s vision to provide housing for all.“The President has posited that his vision for housing will see a Guyana … where every citizen enjoys the right to housing … he speaks to the issue of reorientation, resources, regularisation and regionalisation… We see the first the coming together in this undertaking,” she noted.Contrary to the misinformation being published in some sections of the media, Minister Ferguson said the Government never abandoned the issuing of house lots. “What we have embarked on is to provide a mixed housing solution … We are working to provide both house lots and housing units,” she said.In an invited comment, Deborah Leitch said she has resided in the area for over 25 years and is grateful to finally have possession of her land title.“Today I must say thank God. I would like to say thanks to the Housing Minister and members of the Government and other persons who would have made it possible, who would have helped me to acquire this title,” she said.Another resident, Yvonne Mourant, said there have been many developments in the community over the past four years. “We have a lot of development because we got the water first, and then we got the lights and we are very much proud of it. We’re looking forward now to have drainage and the road,” she said.Member of Parliament, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) Barbra Pilgrim; Deputy Mayor of New Amsterdam Wainwright McIntosh; Member of Parliament Donna Mattoo; Regional Executive Officer East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) Kim Williams-Stephen and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) Lelon Saul also attended the ceremony.last_img read more

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Spirit Pole in North Peace

The Cowichan 2008 Spirit Pole was on display yesterday in Taylor, as part of the Spirit of the Peace Powwow. The pole is a twenty foot western red-cedar log, being carved tocommemorate the North American Indigenous Games scheduled for VancouverIsland this August. The pole is about half way through its 13 week journey across theprovince, offering the public a 50 stop hands-on carving opportunity. There will be another public carving opportunity at Fort St. John’s Centennial Park, from 11am to 3pm tomorrow. The finished product will be back in Cowichan in time for theopening ceremonies of the games, and will remain a permanent fixture inthat community.- Advertisement –

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Barnwell spurs DCC into final

first_imgGISE Star Party Rental & Trophy Stall Semi FinalThe Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), thanks to a brilliant all-round performance from Christopher Barnwell, defeated the University of Guyana by nine wickets to progress to the final of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First-division, two-day tournament which continued at the DCC Ground.Christopher BarnwellOn Saturday, DCC won the toss and inserted UG to bat. They posted a modest 225 all out, with Ershaad Ali narrowly missing his century when he was trapped lbw by Totaram Bishun for 96. Back-up for Ali’s innings came from Omesh Danram (44), Linden Austin (35) and skipper Melroy Stephenson (22).Chief tormentor for the DCC was Barnwell, who bagged 5-52; while Bishun snared 2 wickets for 42 runs.Sent in to bat, DCC responded with 265 all-out, as Barnwell slammed a massive 165, in process saving his side from a humiliating first innings defeat with them reeling at 138-8 at one point.Leading wicket-takers for the students was Heywood (3-82); while Omesh Danram, Ershaad Ali and Ray Newton, chipped in with 2 wickets each.With a deficit of 40 runs, the students struggled to bat on, and ended their innings at 68-8. Unfortunately, two players sustained injuries and were unable to bat. Danram (22), Stephenson (15) and Darnell Douglas (13) were the only ones to make double figures, as left arm spinner Ashmead Nedd took 4-15 and Bishun, 2-0.Set a target of 29 runs for victory, DCC easily brushed aside UG and reached their target for the loss of one wicket.last_img read more

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Napoli boss Benitez in bust-up with Tottenham target

first_imgHamburg are ready to step up their interest in Valon Behrami following reports that the Tottenham target had a training ground bust-up with Napoli boss Rafa Benitez.Speculation has surrounded the Switzerland international in recent months, with the player himself admitting he would consider his future after the conclusion of the World Cup.Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported at the weekend that the 29-year-old stormed out of a training session early following a row with Benitez, further fuelling suggestions he may look to leave Napoli before the start of the new season.Spurs, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are among his suitors, but Hamburg look set to make the opening move in the race to sign the former West Ham man.It is believed they are ready to test Napoli’s resolve with an opening offer of around £5.5m. Valon Behrami 1last_img read more

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Neighbor sought in deadly confrontation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“It is such a dumb issue for somebody to be killed over.” At the curb where Gomez died, neighbors created an impromptu memorial, leaving flowers and a votive candle with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Luz Flores, 20, holding a picture of Gomez and wearing the diamond engagement ring he had recently given her, talked about the life they had planned. They were going to move in together this weekend in preparation for the birth of their baby in the fall. She said he was saving money and sending money to his family back in Jalisco, Mexico. “He helped everyone whenever they needed him,” she said. “I just keep thinking they are playing, that he’s going to come back.” Some neighbors said they had long complained to police about Nevarez, claiming he’d vandalized or dumped manure on cars that parked in front of the two homes he owned in the 13400 block of Brownell Street. There was no way Gomez could know Nevarez’s reputation. Just 23, he’d recently moved to the U.S. from Mexico and was living with his aunt in Sylmar. A construction worker, he’d spent Tuesday installing tile in his cousin’s home, next door to Nevarez. About 8:50 p.m., he moved Nevarez’s trash cans so some of his friends could park their cars. Omar Luna, Gomez’s cousin, said Nevarez stormed out of his home, argued with Gomez and ultimately shot the younger man in the chest. But other witnesses told police that Gomez was drinking and had used a glass beer bottle to threaten Nevarez, who fired in self-defense. “There are always your family and neighborhood disputes, but it rarely comes to this,” LAPD Detective Frank Bishop said. Relatives also gathered Wednesday at the Nevarez residence, but they declined to talk, staying in seclusion as police went in and out of the house. Police searched for Nevarez, whose white Honda was found at a relative’s home in Panorama City. Police also were investigating whether he may have fled to Northern California or Mexico, where he also has family. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PACOIMA – Juan Jorge Gomez, 23, was newly engaged, a hard-working immigrant starting a new life in America. Castulo Nevarez, 68, was a longtime resident of Pacoima who put trash cans on the street in front of his property and so jealously guarded those parking spaces that neighbors say he had bullied and abused them. The two clashed late Tuesday, their harsh words and insults culminating in violence, with Gomez dead of a gunshot wound and Nevarez on the run. “He was a grumpy old man but I never imagined something like this would happen,” said Margarita Velasquez, a 33-year-old housewife who has lived across the street from Nevarez for more than a decade. last_img read more

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COLEMAN IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL YOUNGSTERS, SAYS FORMER MANAGER

first_imgBrian “Dinky” Dorrian of St Catherines FC where Seamus Coleman played his football as a youngster.One of soccer sensation Seamus Coleman’s earliest managers has said the Killybegs man is an inspiration to all youngsters who want to play in the Premiership.Brian ‘Dinky’ Dorrian coached the Everton star at underage level at St Catherine’s FC in the fishing town before he hit the big time.But Dorrian has revealed that it was more hard work and not natural ability which has helped Seamus to become a huge star. Dinky told Donegal Daily “I will be honest and say that Seamus did not stand out technically at a young age. There were better players.“But the one thing that he has always possessed has been a determination and drive to be the best he can. That has made him the footballer he has become today.“And I hope that can help lots of young players to see that they can become the best players they can if they work hard at it.”Dorrian’s honesty may be difficult for many to comprehend after a few short weeks which has seen Coleman’s value go through the roof. With four goals from right back in his last seven appearances, it’s no wonder that he is being linked with a big money move to a list of clubs including Arsenal.A photo of Seamus Coleman beside a picture of his brother Stephen’s Ireland jersey which is hanging on the walls of local St Catherines FCAs the days fade on 2013 and the daylight fades outside in Killybegs, Brian is more than happy to show off the small clubhouse of St Catherine’s where Ireland’s most talked-about soccer star regularly togged out.Not surprisingly there are plenty of pictures of Coleman on the walls reflecting the teams he played on in recent years.There are also two framed shirts, his first Republic of Ireland shirt and an Everton shirt.A picture of Stevie Coleman, Seamus’ brother and his Ireland shirt also adorns the walls reminding the Premiership star that there was another Coleman brother here before him! Brian, who also worked with Seamus as part of the backroom staff at Sligo Rovers under Paul Cook, says Seamus is still the down-to-earth young fella who walked out the narrow corridor onto the pitch at Emerald Park hundreds of times.“That’s the kind of lad he is and that’s down to his parents Henry and Marie. They have made him appreciate people and life and he’s never allowed himself to get above his station.“He was here a few weeks back when we played Curragh Athletic sitting in the dressing room with the lads before the game messing and hiding shoes and what not. Having the craic.“That’s Seamus. He’s a young fella from Killybegs and he will always be from Killybegs. He knows when he comes home here he can relax and have a bit of fun and he knows he has to be a Premiership footballer when he goes back to Everton,” said Brian. Another St Catherine’s man who knows Coleman better than most is former Sligo Rovers player Jason Noctor.Seamus and Rachel Cunningham who announced their engagement this week.The pair grew up together on St Cummin’s Hill, kicking a ball up and down the street on summer nights as fishing ships unloaded their catches below in the harbor.With a bit more luck, Noctor too could have made his way across the water and could have been featuring on Match of the Day in what would have been the stuff of dreams for the one-time neighbours.Noctor, now the captain of St Catherine’s senior team, has nothing but admiration for his close friend and former team-mate.“I always thought that Seamus had what it took to make it. He always got the best out of himself and pushed himself to the limit.“He never smoke or drank and always looked after himself. That’s what stood to him when he got the chance. And when he got the chance he took it with both hands.”Noctor has been to visit Coleman on a number of occasions in England and stayed with his friend and his new fiancée Rachel Cunningham.Indeed Coleman phoned Noctor last Sunday and revealed he had just proposed to the teacher whom he has been dating for nine years.“We had a bit of banter. They have been dating for a long time and they are so suited to eachother. I was just delighted for them,” said Jason.Another man who knew from an early age just how serious Coleman took his sport was Killybegs senior manager Martin ‘Slua’ Boyle.Boyle managed the Killybegs Minor team which won a minor title, one of the last competitive GAA games which Coleman would play before opting full-time for soccer.The lads ended up on a trip to Carrick-On-Shannon after their long season but Coleman still didn’t allow himself the luxury of indulging on alcohol.“He has never been a drinker and that night would have been a reason to have a drink and let the hair down a bit. But it’s just not Seamus.“He has always looked after himself and he didn’t even bother having a drink that night and yet he still had great fun along with al the lads,” revealed Martin.Boyle also revealed revealed how Seamus called him last summer and asked him if it would be okay if he trained with the Killybegs team.“I thought he was just going to come along and do a light training session because it was the summer and yet he put in a huge effort.“Some of the lads came off the pitch and couldn’t believe how serious he took it. But that’s just Seamus and that’s why he is where he is today.”Seamus Coleman. One of the lads but nobody’s fool.COLEMAN IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL YOUNGSTERS, SAYS FORMER MANAGER was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian Dunky DorrianevertonKillybegsseamus colemanSligo RoversSt Catherineslast_img read more

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AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgST.EUNAN’S APPEAL: St Eunan’s GAA club’s appeal against the controversial ‘parish boundary’ rule will be heard next Thursday night. No venue has yet been decided.MASS: A special Mass will be held at Murlog Parish Church in Lifford next Tuesday at 10am to remember missing local man David Colhoun who is feared drowned in the River Mourne.PENSION: Former County Manager Michael McLoone has said he had no choice but to take a €220,000 lump sum as part of his pension package. Mr McLoone said he had put in a lot more than he will ever get out from his pension. DOING THE BUSINESS!: Leading Donegal estate Dermot Rainey has said the opening of three new businesses on Letterkenny’s Main Street is a very positive development.BARKING MAD! Dog wardens are increasing their patrols after a dramatic increase in the number of stray dogs across the county. To date 737 dogs have passed through the kennels in Letterkenny compared to 684 for the entire of last year.NO IDEA: Publicans from Donegal were among protestors who went to Dublin – calling for support for the trade. They want tax relief for rural bars so that publicans can buy vehicles to run drinkers home.VAT INCREASE: Donegal businesses are in for a shock – VAT is going up to 23%…according to German MPs who claim to have seen next month’s Budget before we have! YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP: The boss of the bank trying to put a Letterkenny out of their home has been allowed to have a pile of cash. EBS Chief Executive Fergus Murphy gets €380k a year – €20k above government guidelines.AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: November 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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