Tenorio flourishing in finals despite playing through injury

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Before we get the championship we have to get win number three first. We’re not gonna look for win number four. We just have to come out really, really, really aggressive and strong on the third game. That’s our focus. We haven’t achieved anything yet by winning this game, so we’re taking it one game at a time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio will be the first to admit that his shot clock-beating triple in the clutch was nothing but a stroke of luck.“It was a hail mary shot,” Tenorio proudly said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Tenorio drilled the miraculous triple with 1:07 remaining to give Ginebra a commanding 84-76 lead. The shot turned out to be the dagger as the defending champions  took a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.What makes Tenorio’s clutch performance in Game 2 more awe-inspiring was the revelation of his head coach Tim Cone that the star playmaker is actually playing with an elbow injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“He’s gonna have a surgery on his shooting elbow at the end of the conference. He’s playing through it and still shooting the ball well,” bared Cone.The 33-year-old Tenorio, though, said that it was the Gin Kings’ defense that won the game and not his stellar play in the endgame. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 “Our defense kept us in the game,” Tenorio said. “We didn’t play that well offensively, but our defense kept us in the game. Like what I’ve said from the start, it’s gonna be defense versus defense. It’s gonna be a grind out win, and then we expected it this game that it’s not gonna be easy compared to Game 1.”“True enough, they came out really aggressive and attacked the basket. They attacked our bigs, they attacked the mismatches, but good thing that down the stretch we came out really focused and aggressive.”Tenorio uncorked 10 of his 14 points in the payoff period, on top of three rebounds as he and teamed up with import Justin Brownlee to lift Ginebra down the stretch.The Gin Kings are halfway into their bid to retain the title and Tenorio wants no letup with Game 3 set on Wednesday.“To be honest, 2-0 is still nothing. We know miracles can still happen in this league, so we really have to come out stronger,” he said. “The series is not yet over. It’s still far, far from over.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Legends Jaworski, Arnaiz grace Game 2 of PBA Finalslast_img read more

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69 teens from Region 6 graduate from ITC Code Camp

first_imgPublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes presents a certificate to Athalia Griffith during the Code Camp graduation ceremonyScores of teenagers of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) can now boast about the new skills they have acquired after participating in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Code Camp 2019.The programme commenced on February 9 and saw 48 youths from the Corentyne district taking advantage of the course and another 21 participating from the town of New Amsterdam. The courses concluded on July 27, 2019.On Thursday, both batches received their certificates at separate graduation ceremonies, marking their successful completion of the six-month IT journey.Kashnarine Seepersaud, one of the top students from the Corentyne Coast, was not hesitant to speak about his new-found knowledge, which he believes will benefit him in the future.Seepersaud was among the group of individuals who participated in the intermediate training. “I did HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and Python, but I enjoyed Python more. Every week that I came, it helped me to improve a lot in school. When I am older, I want to become a web designer with this knowledge I would have received.”Fifteen-year-old Simeon Jonas, who underwent the level one training, was adjudged the top student. The award for most improved pupil went to Yogita Mangru, and the best attendance award was received by Dharshan Samlall. The special awardees received a digital tablet each, compliments of the Public Telecommunications Ministry.Over at New Amsterdam, the highly-anticipated graduation and award ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Technical Institute. Isaiah Chand, Atonio Ramcharran, Nashon Mahadeo, and Dhanesh Ramnarais were acknowledged for their efforts in gaining 100 per cent passes.“Throughout this course, we achieved so much. For me, I now know how to create and develop websites; we learnt coding and many other lessons which can help young people. The course is beneficial because it will help me with my SBAs (School-Based Assessments) and my upcoming examinations,” the aspiring IT teacher said during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).Meanwhile, Ngoshe Simon noted that at first, it was hard coping with the various instructions and lessons, but she was glad for the opportunity and improved by studying hard.She too was gifted an electronic tablet for being the most improved student in her class.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes stated that the Code Camp initiative was aimed at exposing youths to technology at an early age.“Many of you know that the whole world is moving in all kinds of technological directions and technology really has an opportunity to transform. So, for us, we (Government) felt that there are so many things that Guyana will be able to do in a more efficient manner if we start to embrace technology.”Minister Hughes emphasised that the Government continued to invest in the ICT sector, which will put Guyana in a better place.According to the Minister, other regions in Guyana will benefit from similar training and the Ministry will continue working to enhance the sector.last_img read more

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2532 cases of child abuse recorded between January and August 2019 – CCPA

first_imgChild Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director Ann Greene on Thursday disclosed that a total of 2532 cases of child abuse were recorded in Guyana between January and August 2019.She added that with a head count of 2380 children, the CCPA has to find alternative care for 102 children. These comments came during the opening of the Children Centre in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director Ann GreeneHowever, Greene stated that “the policy is that children are only to be removed from their families and placed in institutional care as a last resort since institutional care, although a life saver for many children, has shown to cause a range of problems for children. Consequently, when children are placed in institutions, every effort must be made to get them out before they become institutionalised”, Greene stated.She stated that in light of this phenomenon, institutional care should last for the shortest time possible.The CCPA Director further stated that currently, efforts are being made to return children from institutions to their biological families.“At present, there are 175 children in the foster and kinship care programme and the families receive monthly cash disbursements. The prevention of separation of children from their parents and dis-institutionalisation of children are priority programmes of the Ministry of Social Protection through the CCPA”.Just a few weeks ago, the CCPA conducted a training exercise with parents to prevent child abuse, in recognition of the high levels of abuse in hinterland areas.The Agency said sessions were conducted in two communities within Region One (Barima-Waini) in collaboration with the schools’ Welfare Department and other stakeholders.On the other hand, another session was also facilitated in Agricola, Greater Georgetown. That training was conducted with support from Sol Guyana.The CCPA Director had previously said that there remained a gap between what the law required and the innate culture of some communities as she was speaking on the attempts of the Agency to address child sexual abuse in communities within the interior regions.“We have found that Region One [Barima-Waini] and Region Seven [Cuyuni-Mazaruni] would stand out in cases of sexual abuse against children. If we look at the particular regions, we have a gap between the law and the culture in those areas. That means that there’s the law that says sexual activity at age 16, but in some culture groups, there’s a younger age,” Greene told this newspaper in an invited comment.She said the law works for all children and that is what the Agency has been doing over time. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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Golden oldies? Argentina have World Cup’s oldest squad

first_img0Shares0000Enzo Perez started the 2014 World Cup final for Argentina © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – Enzo Perez’s call-up as a last-minute replacement in the Argentina squad made his country the oldest team at a second World Cup in a row, with an average age of 29 years, six months and 24 days.River Plate midfielder Perez, 32, flew out to Russia after 25-year-old Manuel Lanzini injured his knee, pushing Argentina past Costa Rica as the oldest squad by a single day. Argentina also had the oldest squad in Brazil four years ago, when they finished as runners-up to Germany, with an average age of 28 years, 11 months and six days.At 36, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero is the eldest member of the squad, two years older than Javier Mascherano, while Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Pavon are Argentina’s youngest players, both 22.Latin American sides account for the third and fourth oldest squads as well, in Mexico and Panama respectively, while Brazil are eighth out of the 32 teams.At the other end of the scale, Nigeria, who will face Argentina in Group D, feature the youngest squad at an overall age of 25 years and 11 months.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Execution case goes to top court

first_imgRIGHTS: Bush fights Texas to halt Mexican’s death in test of power. By Mark Sherman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state’s plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Texas argues strenuously that neither the international court nor Bush, his Texas ties notwithstanding, has any say in Mede- llin’s case. Ted Cruz, the Texas solicitor general, said the administration’s position would “allow the president to set aside any state law the president believes is inconvenient to international comity.” The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Wednesday. Medellin was born in Mexico but spent much of his childhood in the United States. He was 18 in June 1993, when he and other members of the Black and Whites gang in Houston encountered Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena on a railroad trestle as the girls were taking a shortcut home. Ertman, 14, and Pena, 16, were gang-raped and strangled. Their bodies were found four days later. Medellin was arrested a few days after the killings. He was told he had a right to remain silent and have a lawyer present, but the police did not tell him that he could request assistance from the Mexican consulate under the 1963 treaty. Medellin gave a written confession. He was convicted of murder in the course of a sexual assault, a capital offense in Texas. A judge sentenced him to death in October 1994. Medellin did not raise the lack of assistance from Mexican diplomats during his trial or sentencing. When he did assert that his rights had been violated, Texas and federal courts turned him down because he had not objected at his trial. Then, in 2003, Mexico sued the United States in the International Court of Justice in The Hague on behalf of Medellin and 50 other Mexicans on death row in the U.S. who also had been denied access to their country’s diplomats following their arrests. Mexico has no death penalty. Mexico and other opponents of capital punishment have sought to use the court, also known as the World Court, to fight for foreigners facing execution in the U.S. The international court ruled for Mexico in 2004, saying the sentences and convictions should be reviewed by U.S. courts. Medellin’s case was rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court agreed to hear his appeal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBush, who allowed 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Mede- llin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated their rights to legal help as outlined in the 1963 Vienna Convention. That is the same court Bush has since said he plans to ignore if it makes similar decisions affecting state criminal laws. “The president does not agree with the ICJ’s interpretation of the Vienna Convention,” the administration said in arguments filed with the court. This time, though, the U.S. agreed to abide by the international court’s decision because ignoring it would harm American interests abroad, the government said. last_img read more

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Taggers’ enemy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.To Segura, fighting graffiti means more than arresting vandals. “That’s just putting a Band-Aid on the situation. I want to get to the root of the situation whatever it is,” he said. Segura believes in getting parents and schools involved. “I feel there’s a lot of things we need to do. Intervention programs, be more available to parents if they need more help,” he said. Segura said if he can’t solve the parents’ problems, he refers them to agencies that can. He shares information with the schools and they do the same with him. “We all help each other,” Segura said. He belongs to a graffiti task force that meets to discuss the latest graffiti trends, partners with other agencies like juvenile probation and keeps tabs on what other police departments are doing. The key words are networking and sharing resources. “Again it’s getting to the root of the problem, not just arresting the person,” he said. Segura is a 12-year veteran of the Police Department whose prior assignment included the gang beat. He is part of the Special Enforcement Team. Segura is called in on every graffiti arrest, according to Lt. Bryan Ellis. He said the officer interviews the person, finds out the tag names, discovers who is in the tagging crews and logs it in a database. While Segura is not the first officer to focus on graffiti enforcement, Ellis said he has broadened the job’s role. He said Segura is more proactive with the schools, is working more with school resource officers and officials. “He’s doing an excellent job,” Ellis said. “It’s far more than arresting the kids. We don’t want them to start (tagging).” Segura said he wants intervention programs to help parents and students and is working with the schools. He recently gave a presentation educating parents about gangs and graffiti at Whittier College. He also wants to go to court to find out how the city can get restitution. The Police Department is also getting more active in juvenile probation searches. Whittier spends an increasing amount to remove graffiti every year. In 2003, graffiti removal cost the city $181,314. Compare that to $283,465 as of June this year. Larry Trujillo, executive director of the Whittier Uptown Association, said it’s hard enough for business owners to maintain property before they go out and see graffiti on their buildings. While one can paint over tagging, he said removing etchings is expensive and could include replacing glass. Mayor Owen Newcomer said graffiti is a big problem because it gives an area a bad image. It costs money to clean up and it happens on a regular basis. “It’s just aggravating the lack of respect to the appearance of the neighborhood and the lack of respect to the property,” Newcomer said. He likens taggers to a more familiar household pest. “Graffiti vandals are like the gophers in my yard. There are not a lot of them but they are busy,” Newcomer said. One of the ways the city fights graffiti is to offer a $500 reward to anyone reporting a vandal who gets arrested for graffiti. The program is so successful, Newcomer said, that they’ve nearly used up the amount budgeted for the reward and will be replenishing the pot. Since the program started in spring, the city has handed out 33 checks. The Whittier Uptown Association also offers a $500 reward if the person is arrested and convicted. That pertains to graffiti committed within the Uptown district’s 33 blocks, Trujillo said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER- Officer Frank Segura is a pivotal person in the city’s fight against anyone with the itch to scribble on walls or etch windows. The 35-year-old is tasked with coordinating the Police Department’s graffiti enforcement efforts. He oversees the “Graffiti Tracker” cameras as well as two other cameras placed at locations where graffiti is increasing to capture taggers in action. Graffiti Tracker is a computerized tracking system. It creates a databank of graffiti tags, which can then be traced by police to a specific tagger. Photos from the other cameras called “Q-star” are downloaded to a laptop and are used for identification, prosecution and restitution, police said. last_img read more

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SINGING AND WINNING AT THE ULSTER FLEADH – JUST ERRIGAL TO GO FOR ANRAÍ!

first_imgCarrickfin man Anraí Ó Domhnaill and his family struck the right note at the Ulster Fleadh last weekend winning their way through to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.Anraí, his wife Sinéad and daughter Gráinne, members of Letterkenny Comhaltas, will represent Donegal and Ulster in Traditional and Seán Nós singing at the Sligo event in August.However, Anraí faces one more challenge before he tunes up for the Fleadh. Anraí is to climb Mt Errigal for the one thousandth time and is inviting everyone to come along and help raise funds for Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.The Errigal 1000 Hike takes place on Saturday August 2nd at 1pm.Money raised from the event is going towards a new 4×4 vehicle.A choice of easy and moderate hikes will be available to suit all fitness levels. You must pre-register with name, age, address, contact number etc to ERRIGAL1000@hotmail.com. SINGING AND WINNING AT THE ULSTER FLEADH – JUST ERRIGAL TO GO FOR ANRAÍ! was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Anraí Ó DomhnaillDMRTmount errigalUlster Fleadhwinnerslast_img read more

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Everton eye Newcastle centre-back as uncertainty builds around north-east club

first_img1 New Everton boss Marco Silva is keen to make Jamaal Lascelles his first signing as Toffees boss, according to reports.There is uncertainty surrounding the north-east club and Silva is ready to try and captialise on the situation with a £30million bid for the centre-back.The Sun reports that Lascelles would be the ideal long-term partner at the back with Michael Keane as Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams are coming towards the end of their careers.Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle is still unclear as he has not agreed a new contract with the club.And Lascelles, 24, is among the players who may look at their future as the the Spaniard’s talks rumble on.Everton’s local rivals Liverpool have also tracked Lascelles who missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad.But there is an air of optimism among Everton fans after hiring Silva and escaping from the arguably rigid style of football under the Portuguese’s predecessor Sam Allardyce.Silva said after he was announced as the new manager: “We want to build a great connection between the squad and the fans, and I’m sure that with our attitude and demands of commitment then our style of play will see that, I believe.“Everton is a really ambitious club and that is what I want. What we are seeing now are good changes at the club.“The club is changing its approach.”The Magpies will be desperate to keep hold of their captain, with Benitez claiming Lascelles has “huge potential.”Benitez said at the end of the 2017/18 season: “I think he will stay here, and hopefully for the long-term.“He has huge potential and big clubs will look at him because he is a young, English centre-back.“It is not easy to find good centre-backs who can play well in the Premier League, especially not English ones, and it’s even harder to find young ones.“He has all the attributes to be a target for all top teams because you can see from his performances over the last two years he keeps getting better and better.“But I think that for his future, and for his development, that he stays in a place where he can play and he can improve and continue to keep getting better with us.“I think he understands that too. He seems happy and he is learning all the time, so I hope he stays for a long time.” The Toffees are reportedly ready to make a £30million bid for Lascelles last_img read more

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MOUNTAIN BIKERS GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL SNOWMAN RACE AT GLEN

first_imgThe ‘Snowman Race’ is the final race in the 2012 Castle Cycles Donegal MTB Series and will be held in the HighGlen area this Sunday the 30th December.The race starts at 13:00 and participants can enter the Senior Mens, Senior Womens or the ‘Bitta Craic’ categories ensuring there is something for all levels.Participants of all backgrounds are welcome and the race will certainly be a good opportunity to burn off some of the plum pudding! Paul McCarter leads the standings in the Senior Mens category, with Ciaran Coyle leading the Bitta Craic and Siobhan McLaughlin leading the Senior Ladies categories.You can register for the race on the link below.http://www.donegalmtb.com/2012/12/05/the-snowman-30th-december-registration-available-now/MOUNTAIN BIKERS GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL SNOWMAN RACE AT GLEN was last modified: December 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:glen donegalMOUNTAIN BIKERS GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL SNOWMAN RACE AT GLENlast_img read more

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Teen volunteers help Santa Claus answer his letters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake More volunteers had signed up, but some backed out at the last minute to study for finals, said Susana Campbell, the city’s supervisor for volunteer programs. Some volunteers showed up solo to answer letters; others came in civic or religious groups. City leaders launched the letter-writing program several years ago. Kajimoto has picked up the Santa pen for a couple of years and says it is her favorite volunteer activity. She likes to decorate letters with little Christmas trees and snowmen. “It’s good for the kids who write,” she said. “(It gives them) hope for their family and what they want.” A letter from a little boy who asked for gifts for everyone but himself touched 16-year-old Jenna Perea, an 11th-grader at Canyon High School. SANTA CLARITA – Fueled by pizza and youthful enthusiasm, a band of Santa’s elves fashioned Christmas gifts that included nary a truck, doll or bike. Their gift was words. The volunteers answered scores of letters written to Santa Claus by children – some asking for toys, others for more transcendent gifts. “Some ask for love and happiness with their family,” said 16-year-old volunteer Allison Kajimoto, an 11th-grader who recruited three school pals from Chaminade College Preparatory in the San Fernando Valley. About 30 volunteers, ranging in age from about 12 to 16, hunkered down in the Santa Clarita Sports Complex activity room for three hours Monday night to answer about 500 letters. Holiday music played in the background. The Santa stand-ins took no shortcuts. They embellished papers and envelopes with rainbow-hue markers, doodling, drawings and cute stickers. “He wanted cologne for his dad, grandpa and uncle,” she said. Another child told Santa to have a happy Christmas. Fourteen-year-old Cameron Becker, a ninth-grader at Canyon, was most impressed by a child who took the time to write but did not ask for gifts. In a letter penned in green ink on stationery with a snowy blue border and snowman stickers, Santa replied: “I’ve been watching you grow up for so long now, and you’ve become such a wonderful young woman. I am glad you and your family are doing well together. Family is always most important.” Santa signed off by saying Mrs. Claus is calling him to sample her fresh-baked cookies. His signature, formed in big looping letters, is in red. The letters arrive courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. The postal processing and distribution center in Castaic is deluged with up to 15,000 Santa letters each year. Volunteers are given letters that warrant a thoughtful or encouraging reply, and the postal agency recruits people to “adopt” youngsters who are identified as needy, said Jody Martin, a consumer affairs clerk. The volunteer letter writers pay postage costs. Letters trickle in throughout the year – often thanking the man in the red suit for his generosity – but the volume picks up just before Thanksgiving. Postal employees often answer letters that arrive at the last minute or just after Christmas. The Castaic postal center began the Santa-letter program about 16 years ago, Martin said. The center serves a district that includes the cities of Duarte, Burbank, Glendale, the San Fernando and Antelope valleys and Bakersfield, Mammoth Lakes and up the coast to San Luis Obispo. A special red postmark is stamped on Santa letters that are mailed from the Castaic center. It depicts an elf holding a sign that says “Merry Christmas, Santa’s Helpers Station, Santa Clarita, CA 91383.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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