MBU happy for ‘three vital points’ against Reno in RSPL

first_img Williams scored penalty Williams was on target from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. The referee deemed that a defender had handled the ball inside the area. His second goal was even more crucial as it put the game squarely out of Reno’s reach. The striker was on the end of a lightning MBU counter-attack that began when Reno forward Roshane Sharpe lost the angle on a nice move forward and the ball fell for the speedy winger, Owayne Gordon. His pass picked out Williams, who made no mistake from just inside the area in the 55th minute, beating the advancing FC Reno goalkeeper, Devaughn Hawthorn, to make the game safe. It was his 13th goal of the season, but the striker could have had another if his 76th-minute strike was hit cleanly. Instead, the mis-hit ball crashed against the upright. “Congratulations to the players who gave it all against Reno. Williams again was at the peak of his performance and with that we are very happy,” said Thelwell. Rivoli United’s ace striker, Corey Burke, is Williams’ nearest rival for the title of leading scorer. Burke has hit the target 12 times. WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United FC striker Dino Williams reclaimed the lead in the race for the Golden Boot, after scoring twice in his team’s 2-0 win over western rivals Reno FC in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football match at Montego Bay Sports Complex. MoBay’s assistant coach Dillon Thelwell was thankful for the win. “It was a very good game and three vital points for us, which takes us back in front,” he noted. The win also catapulted the former champions back to the top of the league, on 33 points, two ahead of Portmore United (31), with defending champions Arnett Gardens FC (29) and Humble Lion (28) completing the top four. FC Reno ended the match with 10 players after their captain, Rondell Morris, was sent off for butting Williams, as he retaliated to being bumped in the chest by the striker, in the 49th minute. It was the second loss for the men from Westmoreland in days. The previous Thursday, Arnett Gardens recovered from a goal down and went on to win their match 2-1. They remain sixth on 22 points and must now begin to log wins in order to stay clear of the relegation zone.last_img read more

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Phoenix Suns stun Boston Celtics, run winning streak to 4 games

first_imgPhoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Suns defeated the Celtics 111-103. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — It appears the Phoenix Suns have finally figured things out.Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and rookie Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Kyrie Irving led Boston with 29 points and Jayson Tatum had 18. The Celtics lost their second straight after winning eight in a row.Boston center Aron Baynes broke a bone in his left hand early in the game and the team announced that he’ll be sidelined indefinitely.The Celtics opened a quick 11-point lead early in the game, but the Suns came charging back.“I think it started after the first quarter,” Irving said. “They just picked up their aggressiveness and they were pretty much in rhythm for the rest of the night.”The Suns led by six entering the final quarter and pushed it to 92-80 on Jamal Crawford’s 3-pointer from the top of the arc with just under 10 minutes to play.ADVERTISEMENT “We had multiple conversations when we were losing early in the year,” Booker said. “We looked around the locker room and said, ‘Nobody’s going to feel bad for us.’”It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Suns since opening the season 4-24. Phoenix has its first four-game winning streak since March 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“There’s so much positivity,” said Ayton, who tied his season high in rebounds. “You can just tag along and add your piece.”T.J. Warren scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 in his Suns debut. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES “If I get on any social media (site) I’m going to hear about it all day when this game’s coming up,” Booker said, smiling. “Obviously that was a special night in my career.”BUSY STRETCHThe Celtics played their first of a game every other day for the next 36 days.Irving said it’s just about taking care of bodies and getting through the workload.“You want to prepare yourself the best you know how,” he said. “It’s more about maintenance and survival right now.”It was also their first of four games in a row at home, which culminates with a Christmas Day matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.NICE COMPANYIrving is the first Celtics player with five games of 20-plus points and 10-plus assists within the first 30 games of a season since Larry Bird did it in 1990-91.UP NEXTSuns: At the Washington Wizards on Saturday. SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kemba Walker unloads 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers Celtics: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They led 97-84 before Boston sliced it to five on Marcus Smart’s 3 with 1:49 to go. Warren was fouled by Smart taking a 3 on the ensuing possession and made all three free throws.After a 3 by Irving, Oubre nailed a 3-pointer at the other end to help the Suns hold on.Smart’s 3 at the second-quarter buzzer gave the Celtics a 62-59 halftime lead.Boston grabbed its 11-point lead early in the first only to see the Suns use a 25-7 run over a 6½-minute stretch in the second.Baynes blocked Ayton’s pass and shook his hand in visible pain before heading to the locker room during a stoppage in play.TIP-INSSuns: Warren went to the floor hard in the second quarter and walked slowly to the bench during a timeout. He did return to the game. … Phoenix lost the first meeting between the teams in overtime at home on Nov. 8. . Oubre was acquired Monday in a trade with Washington.Celtics: C Al Horford missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee. Boston coach Brad Stevens said Horford didn’t practice Tuesday but did some things on the court Wednesday morning. “Feeling better, getting better. Reassess pretty much every day,” Stevens said. … F Marcus Morris also missed the game with a sore right knee. … Boston shot 70.8 percent (17 of 24) in the first quarter.NOT THIS TIMEBooker had scored 38 points or more in his last three games against Boston, including 70 at TD Garden on March 24, 2017. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Granger relives Burnham ideology for PNC delegates

first_img…as party prepares to vote for new leadershipThe People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Friday commenced its 19th Biennial Delegates Congress with a reminder that the PNCR’s ideology is inspired, largely, by the ideas of Forbes Burnham, its Founder-Leader.President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger (third and fourth from right), Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (second from right), and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan (right) among a section of the gathering at the opening of the PNC congressThe message was delivered by Party Leader David Granger as he addressed the delegates at the party’s highest forum, ahead of tomorrow’s vote for a cadre of leaders for the Central Committee.Granger used the occasion to remind delegates of Burnham’s principles of equality and nationalism.According to Granger “the PNCR, over the past four years, therefore, established three new institutions to ensure that our founder’s ideas continue to inform current leaders and inspire future generations.”He spoke to the establishment of the Burnham Education Scholarship Trust (BEST); the Burnham Book Trust (BBT) and the Burnham Research Institute (BRI) preserves the works and conducts research into the Founder-Leader’s ideas and life.”CongressGranger told those in attendance that they have been selected to represent thousands of members in groups, districts and regions throughout the country and from the Diaspora in the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe.“They will discuss, deliberate and determine issues and make decisions to guide our Party for the next two years, in accordance with our Constitution.”According to Granger: “We respect the institutions established by our founders…They have sustained us in and out of office, in hard and easy times, over the decades.”He sought to impress on the delegates that this year’s congress is a special one since it coincides with the 50th anniversary of Independence and a change in government: “Our Independence anniversary is an occasion not only to remind ourselves about the past…It is an opportunity to renew our commitment to our country and to rekindle the enterprising ‘spirit’ of 26th May.”He recalled too “how our Party, the PNC, struggled relentlessly for Independence.” According to Granger it is the PNC, together with the United Force (UF) which led British Guiana−the colony−into nationhood.”Speaking about the coalition with which the PNCR entered in order to secure Government at the May 2015 General and Regional Elections, Granger said: “The PNCR, today, is in another coalition…It is our task, collectively for the next fifty years, to complete our historic mission to provide ‘a good life’ for all.”He used the opportunity to also update the delegates on its union with the Alliance For Change which was formed through the Cummingsburg Accord and said, “it (the PNC) is proud to be part of the APNU/AFC coalition administration.”In his message to the party’s highest forum, Granger said the “PNCR renews its commitment to all Guyanese?but most especially our women, youth, children and senior citizens?that we will work towards ensuring that we all have ‘a good life.”He used the occasion to call on its coalition parties and civil society to work together to repair that damage, restore trust and rebuild the bases of a “moral community” which enables trust. He also used the occasion to speak to the PNCR’s commitment to support the Government’s goal to achieve a ‘green economy’. “Guyana, as a small, low-lying coastal state will ignore the consequences of climate change to its peril. Rising sea levels batter our sea walls…Extremes of weather, such as the recent bout of El Niño, associated with climate change, have already started to present formidable challenges to our country,” according to Granger The PNCR leader in his feature address to the party delegates also used the occasion to speak of the number of challenges facing the nation, inclusive of the recent territorial threats by neighbouring Venezuela, and reminded that “Guyana has always acted in accordance with the terms of the Geneva Agreement.” He said the country continues to urge a peaceful and expeditious solution to the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award, under which Venezuela was granted over 13,000 km² of territory, was a nullity.According to the PNCR head who is also Executive President: “It was in search of a peaceful solution that I led Guyana’s team to meet the UN Secretary General, first during the Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Bridgetown, Barbados in July and, second, during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York in September, 2015.” Providing an update of the party as part of the coalition in Government Granger drew reference to the many challenges faced thus far and said, “thankfully, we are ‘better together’ than apart.”According to the PNCR Leader: “Our parties, with the support of the majority of the population, have the duty to fulfil our mandate to maintain Guyana as the most beautiful, and greenest country in the Caribbean. Our mission is to enable all Guyanese to enjoy ‘a good life’, which they deserve as citizens of an independent state.” Meanwhile the PNCR chairman in his address to the delegates regaled on the party’s recent victory at the General and Regional Elections, saying: “I am pleased to announce that we made the right turn…Now we must govern this nation of ours, for all Guyanese.”last_img read more

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1 dead, 1 injured in East Ruimveldt shooting

first_imgA Thursday evening shooting in Warlock, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, has left one man dead and another in critical condition at a city hospital. Guyana Times was told that 38-year-old East Ruimveldt resident Andrew Fraser, called “Zeggy”, was pronounced dead on arrival following a reported drive-by shooting that occurred around 20:30h. Reports are that the Fraser was a clothes vendor who plied his trade in the Arcade.Andrew Fraser, called “Zeggy”, was pronounced dead on arrival at the GPHCWhile details remain sketchy regarding reasons for the attack, this publication understands that another man was shot in the side of the abdomen and was listed as critical following surgery. He was identified as Stanley Abram, age 26.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) was crowded with relatives and neighbours who were anxiously awaiting word on the condition of their loved ones. Reports are that sometime after 21:30h, the body of Andrew Fraser was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital’s mortuary, unbeknownst to many of the hysterical relatives who were still in shock over what had occurred.Up to press time, Police were still hunting suspects in relation to the deadly attack. Guyana Times will disclose additional details as more information becomes available. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Real-estate round-up of ’09

first_img[asset|aid=2343|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0e2636c7e24395b2338a5046fd6c565b-Trevor Bolin 3_1_Pub.mp3]He says homeowners who see a five to six per cent increase should count themselves lucky, especially during the recent economic downturn.As far as tax concerns go, Bolin adds just because property values rise, that doesn’t necessarily translate into higher taxes. Fort St. John’s mill rate is expected to be determined this April.Meanwhile, he says the average price of a Fort St. John home last year was $285,000, which is up $2,500 from ’08.  Bolin says property values will likely increase in 2010.[asset|aid=2344|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0e2636c7e24395b2338a5046fd6c565b-Trevor Bolin 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Last year came in like a lion, but went out like a lamb.That’s the conclusion of one Fort St. John realtor, who says 2009 set the stage for a real-estate boom in the next few years.Trevor Bolin says last January, February, and March were the worst months, and Fort St. John hasn’t witnessed such a downturn in real-estate for more than a decade.- Advertisement -But, just as things were starting to look dismal, Bolin says something unusual happened.[asset|aid=2342|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0e2636c7e24395b2338a5046fd6c565b-Trevor Bolin 2_1_Pub.mp3]Then summer began picking up, and by fall and winter, the market began looking good.Advertisement On Wednesday, the B.C. Northern Real Estate Board sent out a report supporting Bolin’s account.It says in Fort St. John, 594 properties sold, at a total value of $154 million. And while that number is down from the ’08 total of 751 sold properties, 34 more houses were sold in December of ’09 than in the same month in ’08.Now that the two-year property-value freeze has been lifted, residential property owners will likely see a five per cent increase from the ’09 B.C. Assessment.Bolin says even he was surprised that the market picked up so quickly.Advertisementcenter_img Bolin adds there were numerous new home buyers in 2009.He says low mortgage interest rates had inspired some apartment-dwellers to buy their first home. He predicts interest rates will rise slowly throughout 2010, but will still be lower than normal.Bolin also expects the oil and gas industry to continue to be a contributing factor in Fort St. John’s real-estate growth.last_img read more

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The Offspring are coming to the EnCana Events Centre

first_imgTHE OFFSPRING SPONSORED BY CAPITAL MOTORS – DAWSON CREEKFRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010ENCANA EVENTS CENTRE – DAWSON CREEKDoors 6:30pm Show 7:45pm- Advertisement -*General admission floor and reserved bowl seating*WARNING – THIS SHOW MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCESTICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 @ 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME Advertisement Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) are on tour in support of their latest album Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, an impressive and heralded set of new songs. The singles “Hammerhead” and “You¹re Gonna Go Far, Kid” are alternative and rock radio staples along with the crossover hit “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?.” The band has performed over 1000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits including “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright” and “(Can’t Get My) Head Around You.”The Offspring are currently recording a ninth studio album. Tickets available at Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, or call 877-339-TIXX to charge by phone or online at www.dawsonco-optickets.comTickets (incl. GST) $60.00 / $48.00 (additional charges may apply)You can also get your tickets early by joining the Energeticcity.ca Facebook Page, by clicking here.  Starting Tuesday at 10am you’ll get to buy tickets using the Energeticcity.ca password.  The password will be sent to you on Tuesday.(Dawson Creek, BC) The Offspring sponsored by Capital Motors make their way to Dawson Creek at the EnCana Events Centre on Friday, June 25 for one night only. Don’t miss your chance to see one of rock’s most exciting and enduring bands. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time.Advertisementlast_img read more

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49ers vie for BWC title vs. CS Fullerton

first_img“It’s not as if the talk around here has only been about (playing) Long Beach,” he said Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve also got (conference) games yet to play at home against (UC) Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. And we’ve got to fly to Dayton Thursday afternoon (for a Saturday “Bracket Buster” game against Wright State).” Their positions are well taken: Coming away with a victory tonight doesn’t “guarantee” anything for either club. But it’s also true if the 49ers manage to hand the Titans their first home loss of the season and come away with their sixth consecutive victory against Fullerton over three seasons, they would hold a 7-0 record against the squads that currently stand 2-5 in the Big West standings. And that would leave the rest of the contenders keeping fingers crossed that Long Beach picks up a flat tire – or two – over those three remaining Big West games. CSUF officials recommend that anyone planning to attend tonight’s game buy tickets ($12 reserved and $8 general admission) online at www.fullertontitans.com. They will also be on sale at the CSUF box office. All things considered, both teams appear to be playing better than they were when they first hooked up on Jan. 18 in the Walter Pyramid, when the 49ers pulled away down the stretch to prevail, 95-85. Each picked up a pair of victories on the road last week, Long Beach prevailing against Cal Poly and UCSB, and the Titans holding off Pacific and Cal State Northridge. Last month, the all-senior starting lineup of Aaron Nixon (27), Kejuan Johnson (20), Kevin Houston (14), Sterling Byrd (12) and Dominique Ricks (nine) combined for 82 points for the 49ers, who led by as many as 14 points early in the second half before the Titans took their final lead, at 70-69, with 7:36 remaining. Two-time all-conference guard Bobby Brown, along with Nixon, one of the two top candidates for the conference’s Player of the Year hardware, hit nine of 24 shots from the field while scoring a game-high 28 points the first time around. But the player who really gave the 49ers fits was 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior Scott Cutley, a graduate of Westchester High and transfer from Kent State who was nails inside the lane and along the baseline. He used nifty post-up moves and short drives to hit nine of 12 shots and score 23 points despite missing 10 minutes of the first half after picking up two quick fouls while trying to defend Nixon. “Against Fullerton, it’s a matter of picking your poison,” Reynolds said. “Do you cover down (have an extra defender collapse on him when he catches a pass in the post) on Cutley and try to rotate to their shooters as fast as you can? We’d rather not leave guys like Brown, (Frank) Robinson and (Marcus) Crenshaw open for 3s. So, hopefully, our post guys (defenders Ricks and Mark Dawson) can do a better job on Cutley.” Frank Burlison can be reached at frank.burlison@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1320. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEN’S BASKETBALLTonight: at CS Fullerton, 7 p.m. LONG BEACH – A win in Titan Gymnasium tonight would keep the Long Beach State men’s basketball team humming along on the road to the program’s first Big West Conference regular-season championship in 11 years and only its second in 30 seasons. But there will be no conference championship trophy – or bid to the NCAA Tournament – handed out immediately following the conclusion of the 49ers’ game with the host Cal State Fullerton Titans tonight. center_img And that’s something that isn’t lost on Larry Reynolds. It’s something he planned to impart to his team, as well. “We’ve been doing a very good job of taking a `one game at a time’ approach,” Reynolds said of the 49ers, who have won 15 of their past 17 games – including four in a row – to improve to 17-6 overall and 8-2 in the Big West, a half-game in front of the second-place Titans (18-5, 8-3). “This is a game for first place and it will have implications down the road. If we win, it would be very good (for the team’s title hopes). But there will still be three (conference) games to be played after this one.” And his CSUF counterpart, Bob Burton, echoed that perspective. last_img
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Fort St. John firefighters support “brotherhood” at Arizona memorial service

first_imgU.S. Vice President Joe Biden was one of the many dignitaries who paid tribute to the elite Hotshot crew, calling them men of “uncommon valour” and saying, “firefighting is not what they did, it was who they were.” Perhaps the most emotional moment came when Brendan McDonough, the 20th crew member who survived as he had been keeping watch, read the “Hotshot Prayer” at the service.“For if this day on the line I should answer death’s call, Lord bless my hotshot crew my family on and all,” he read. “Thank you and I miss my brothers.”- Advertisement -“That was pretty tough on everybody,” says Caughill. “He got a standing ovation and everybody’s obviously very supportive of this poor young guy.”Support was the entire reason for attending the memorial yesterday, especially for the firefighters who came from as far as Australia to attend. Everyone who made their way to Tim’s Toyota Centre in Prescott came to show their families and the community that their firefighting family is behind themAdvertisement “It’s a pretty proud day to be a firefighter when you see that kind of support,” says Caughill. “19 firefighters is the biggest loss of fallen firefighters that we’ve had since 9/11, so it’s just to support our fellow firefighters, especially when it’s 19 like that.”Caughill believes that support was well received, and that the community was in awe of how many people came out.“That’s the amazing thing about the firefighting brotherhood and family: it’s like a second family. They’re there for every one of us and vice versa. Without a doubt the Americans would come and support us as well.”The crew was described as tight-knit, and one of the best in the country, called to fight the toughest fires around the United States. They were killed June 30th in the big Yarnell Hill fire, that was sparked by lightning on June 28th. Its flames reportedly spread too quickly, and trapped the fire crew.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ghana court suspends football federation

first_img0Shares0000The president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been suspended over allegations of corruption © AFP / CARL DE SOUZAACCRA, Ghana, Jun 12 – A Ghana court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the country’s embattled football federation, paving the way for its dissolution following explosive corruption allegations.The High Court of Ghana granted the request of Ghana’s attorney general Gloria Akuffo to suspend the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its officials. “GFA has undermined its existence and therefore in the interest of protecting the national interests, we say the attorney general owes the duty to take urgent measures to stop this,” Akuffo said in the country’s capital of Accra.“The GFA has now become an instrument for self-aggrandisement by people who run it to make themselves rich.”In an explosive documentary aired last week, a Ghanaian investigative journalist used a hidden camera to allegedly capture federation officials and referees soliciting bribes worth millions of dollars.After the release of the film, Ghana government announced it wanted to “take immediate action” to dissolve the GFA.On Friday, the governing body of world football FIFA announced a 90-day suspension of the GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi.In the documentary aired last Wednesday, Nyantakyi was accused of requesting $11 million from reporters posing as investors to secure government contracts.Football is Ghana’s national sport and the revelations have sent shockwaves through the country just under a week before the start of the World Cup finals in Russia.Ghana’s senior men’s team, the Black Stars, failed to qualify.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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