Hornets officially name James Borrego as coach

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Hornets have set an introductory news conference for Friday.Borrego gained some head coaching experience when he served as the Orlando Magic’s interim head coach for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season after Jacque Vaughn was dismissed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a release that Borrego “is considered one of the NBA’s most well-regarded assistant coaches and it’s great to have him as part of our team.”Borrego said he’s “confident” in the coaching foundation he has gained during stops at San Antonio, Orlando and New Orleans.” LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Slaughter back for Gin Kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego talks with players David West, left, Tony Parker (9) and Boris Diaw (33) during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in San Antonio. People familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Hornets have finalized a deal to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as their next head coach. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the Hornets haven’t announced the hiring. (Edward A Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets have officially named James Borrego as head coach.The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the last three with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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PREVAIL Launches Ebola Natural History Study Today

first_imgThe Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccine in Liberia (PREVAIL), along with the Liberia-US Joint Clinical Research Partnership, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is expected today to launch the Ebola Natural History Study at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor. This study is intended to learn about the range of health problems Ebola survivors are now faced with, post recovery, and will help find medical solutions to their problems.Disclosing this to the media at the headquarters of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Dr. Mosoka Fallah, Principal Co-Investigator on the Ebola Natural History Study, said Ebola survivors are facing problems with their vision and other illnesses.According to him, the study will target 7,500 volunteers out of which 1,500 will be survivors, and the rest would be people who are their close contacts, including sexual partners.Dr. Fallah said as part of the study, participants would be questioned about their health and they would receive a physical exam by a study physician. He stated that vision screening would be done and their blood samples would be sent for laboratory analysis. He also stated that the participants will be asked to come back every six months for up to five years for check-ups. He urged Liberians to join the process which stands to benefit many survivors and provide free medication to protect against the Ebola virus.Cultural Ambassador and the Co-lead for Social Mobilization and Community Engagement on the Ebola Natural History Study, Madam Juli Endee, disclosed that the centers for the study will include the JFK Medical Center and Redemption Hospital, among others. She stated that all examinations for participants will be free of charge. She said the process is voluntary but participants will receive transportation reimbursement.She also said the study is welcomed by Ebola survivors who intimated that they look forward to benefit from the post-Ebola health care. Ambassador Endee mentioned New Kru Town, Chicken Soup Factory, and other former hot spots during Ebola crisis as communities that will be targeted for the enrolment.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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ECD 4-lane expansion 35% complete

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry is holding onto hopes of completing the four-lane East Coast Demerara (ECD) road expansion by September 2019; assuring that a supervisory firm is on site ensuring ethical and environmental standards are maintained.Acknowledging the concerns, the Ministry pointed out that much of the work for the four-lane section will be completed by December 2018. The Ministry revealed that a safety and environment audit was done only a few days ago.There, it was noted that pressing issues affecting residents were logged. In addition, the contractor was given a one-week deadline to remedy them… though they did not say exactly what these issues were.It was explained, however, that the problem of dust was tackled through the introduction of three water trucks. These trucks are charged with wetting the road seven times per day, a popular tactic to prevent dust pollution.The Ministry noted that another intervention involved the use of flagmen to regulate the flow of traffic. It was related that more are being trained. Claims that traffic involves two-hour waits were denied by the Ministry, who claimed that the maximum commuters have to wait is 20 minutes.“One of the interventions which has been implemented is for more trained flagmen to be used to regulate the flow of traffic while materials are being offloaded on site. Thus, trucks will not offload materials during the peak period in the mornings and afternoons. The Ministry is not cognisant of the fact that drivers are waiting more than two hours in traffic. We are aware of commuters having to wait 15 to 20 minutes the most.”“The speed limit in the construction zone is 20km per hour, which should be understandable since major road works are being done. Therefore, in order to have commuters out of the construction zone as quickly as possible and to alleviate the build-up in traffic, the contractor has begun training more flagmen.”Meanwhile, it was revealed that an international consultant, Sheladia Associates, was contracted to supervise the project. Approximately 20 specialised technicians, according to the Ministry, are on site on a daily basis to monitor the works.The defects liability period – once the US$50 million project is completed – will be one year. The project was awarded to China Railway First Group Company, after Guyana received a US$45 million concessional loan from the China EXIM bank to finance it.This component of the project entails a total length of 16.998 kilometres of roads and 33.996 kilometres of drains to be built. It also includes the construction of seven bridges and the extension of 12 culverts. A median along with streetlights will be placed in the centre of the four lanes.As of August, it was explained that the bridges were approximately 35 per cent complete, with works having commenced on four of them; and of the 12 culverts, works are being carried out on the fourth culvert, which brings this aspect of the works to about 25 per cent completed.The concrete drains were about 90 per cent completed, while the revetment and retaining walls – a total of 190 metres primarily at the Triumph Sluice – were about 60 per cent completed. With regards to the road work, 95 per cent of the extension was completed.last_img read more

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Spurs hold Barca qualify for UEFA CL last 16

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham needed a late goal from Lucas Moura to edge into the last 16 © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Dec 12 – Tottenham came back from the brink in the Champions League on Tuesday as Lucas Moura’s late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw against Barcelona and sent them through to the last 16.Lionel Messi was left out of a heavily-rotated Barca line-up at the Camp Nou but Ousmane Dembele’s stunning early goal looked set to put Spurs out, until Moura intervened. Mauricio Pochettino’s side only had to match Inter Milan’s result at home to PSV Eindhoven in Group B, which they did, as the Italians only managed a 1-1 draw themselves.It made for a night of exhilarating drama, climaxing in the final five minutes when Tottenham must have wondered whether to push for a winner or hold on to what they had.At the final whistle, their players faced an agonising 30 seconds, only for a roar in one of the stadium’s deepest corners to tell them the whistle had blown in Italy.“No-one believed in us,” Pochettino said. “People said it was mission impossible but we are here. It is a massive achievement for the club.”Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde may not be popular with Inter supporters after he rested several key players, including Messi, but his team already had first place wrapped up.“We qualified quickly and that speaks for itself,” Valverde said. On Messi, who came on shortly after the hour, he added: “It’s good to keep him busy,”Besides, Dembele scored a goal of which the Argentinian would have been proud, his brilliant run and finish providing the perfect riposte to more reports of indiscipline from the 21-year-old this week.“It was a great goal, the kind only players with his talent can score,” Valverde said. “We are happy with him.”When Barcelona crashed out in the quarter-finals in April, Valverde took much of the blame, the accusation that he failed to rotate his players in games of lesser importance.Perhaps he listened, because while Messi’s absence was the key point of relief for Tottenham, Jordi Alba and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, both excellent in recent weeks, were also left on the bench.Spurs, though, were also unfamiliar, at right-back, where Kyle Walker-Peters made his Champions League debut and it was the 21-year-old’s error in the sixth minute that gave Dembele a sniff.He robbed the ball and tore away, brushing off Walker-Peters again before brilliantly dummying a late Harry Winks dive and finishing past Hugo Lloris.Pochettino said he would be kept aware of the score at the San Siro, so news may have reached him soon after that PSV had taken the lead.– Spurs put Barca under pressure –Tottenham improved, peppering Barca’s right side, as another break saw Danny Rose fire across the face of goal. Son Heung-min’s lunge came up just short.Son’s best chance was still to come as he skipped away from Thomas Vermaelen’s desperate challenge, which might have earned him a red card had Son tumbled. Instead, he powered on, only to see his shot meet Jasper Cillessen’s leg.Along with Dembele, Philippe Coutinho was Barca’s biggest threat. He clipped the outside of Lloris’ post with one bending effort before half-time and had another blocked by Walker-Peters just after.The stadium had risen to its feet as Messi began warming up but Tottenham continued to push early in the second half. Harry Kane blazed over, put off balance by a nudge in the back from Vermaelen. Rose pulled back when he might have shot.Barca fans cheered like they had scored when Messi came on in the 64th minute but the chances kept coming at the other end, where Moura, on as a substitute, failed to head in from five yards as Cillessen clawed the ball off the line.Inter equalised against PSV, leaving Tottenham needing a goal with 15 minutes to play. Instead, they were almost dead and buried, as Coutinho again hit the post.Finally, they found a way through. Erik Lamela threaded Kane free and he crossed for Moura five yards out. This time he could not miss.Inter were still level but Spurs could hardly risk settling for a draw in case the Italians scored a winner. Kane’s deadly disguised pass set Rose clear but he fired high. In the end, it mattered little as the whistle blew and Tottenham’s players waited. Then they heard the cheers.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DEAL DONE! Norwich sign defender on three-and-a-half-year deal

first_imgNorwich have announced the signing of Portuguese right-back Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb.The 26-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal.Pinto came through the Porto youth system, before having spells at Rio Ave and Romanian club CFR Cluj ahead of his move to Zagreb in July 2013.The defender, who won the Croatian league title in 2014 and 2015, brings with him experience of Champions League football this season, having played for Dinamo against Arsenal and Bayern Munich.Pinto, whose paperwork was being processed on Friday, hopes to be able to help Norwich secure their place in the Barclays Premier League for another season.“I’ve worked hard to arrive in the best league in the world, so this move means a lot to me,” he told Norwich City TV.“English football is very fast and very intense for the whole game. That matches me well because my best qualities as a player are being fast and intense too.“I want to improve as a player, and as a person. This is a fantastic country and I want to learn as much as I can from its footballing culture.“I’m very excited to come here and play for a big club in the Premier League, now I’m looking forward to starting work to help the team achieve their goals.”Norwich manager Alex Neil believes Pinto will add depth to his squad, who are six points above the relegation zone and host Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday.“He’s a Portuguese Under-21 international and at only 26 has his best years ahead of him. He is an athletic and good defender and will bring us options at the back,” said Neil. Ivo Pinto 1last_img read more

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELICOPTER SCHEME FOR DONEGAL AFTER HOSPITAL FLOODING

first_imgThe Emergency Medical Helicopter Service is to be extended to the North West Region in light of Letterkenny Hospital’s recent flooding disaster.Pat The Cope Gallagher MEPPat the Cope Gallagher MEP has received confirmation from the Minister for Heath, Dr. James Reilly, T.D. that the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) service will now cover this region.Mr. Gallagher wrote to the Minister for Health in the aftermath of the devastating flooding urging him to extend this emergency service to the North West. For the past year the service has been used on a pilot basis mainly in the West of Ireland.Mr Gallagher said the agreement will last for up to three months.“Firstly, I am pleased that the Minister for Health has agreed to my suggestion,” he told Donegal Daily.“In reply to my letter, the Minister stated that in relation to the continuation of the service, that he has agreed along with his colleague, the Minister for Defence, to an extension of aeromedical support by the Air Corps to the EAS service for a period of up to three months, pending receipt and consideration of the report on the review of the pilot. “The north western area including Letterkenny General Hospital will be covered by the aeromedical support service during this period.”“The Minister also stated that a review of the pilot EAS service has been completed and is being examined. Both immediate and longer term issues will be considered in the course of this examination, including the possibility of an all-Ireland service.”Pat the Cope has thanked both Ministers for their immediate response to his request. EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELICOPTER SCHEME FOR DONEGAL AFTER HOSPITAL FLOODING was last modified: August 29th, 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:Emergency Medical HelicopterFLOODINGLetterkenny General HospitalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S RESULTS OF NATIONAL DRAW ANNOUNCED

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesNational DrawThe local St. Michael’s Part of the National GAA Club draw took place at the Bingo Session in Creeslough on Sunday night last and the winners were as follows: €300 Corrine McGinley Kill Dunfanaghy, €200 John P. McClafferty Cashelmore, €100 Molly’s Voucher Brid McGinley Feymore, €100 Voucher Lizzies Sally Gallagher Ards Creeslough, €100 Voucher Ferry’s Oil Kieran Duffy Carrownamaddy Creeslough, 1 Year Lotto St. Michael’s Sally Langan Massinass, €50 Voucher Michael Murphy Sport and Leisure Richard Alcorn Hornhead, €50 Voucher Roses Bar Robert Ellison Cleggan Hornhead, €50 Voucher Wild Atlantic Camp Bosco Bonar Hornhead.The Club would like to thank all the sponsors, the ticket sellers and everyone who bought tickets to make the draw so successful for their continuing support. St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 2,3,4,6,16,17. The match 5 winner was Madge Gallagher Devlin. This weeks Jackpot be €2400. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 6th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was shared by Michelle Sweeney Creesloughbeg Creeslough and Denis Ferry Greenhill Dunfanaghy, the €100 on the 9th game was won by Louise Hegarty Kilmacrenan.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less. Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2350. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the MassinassCommunity Centre.The winner of the Christmas Hamper was Sally Langan Derryreel, the spot prizes were won by Anne Lafferty Creeslough, Tracy McElhinney Creeslough and Mary Langan MassinassCreeslough.St. Michael’s GAA Club would like to thank Creeslough Supermarket for sponsoring the hamper and Bacus O’Bhoill Fintown for sponsoring the food at the Christmas Bingo on Sunday night last.The winner of the Facebook share was Rosaleen Brennan. SympathyThe club extends deepest sympathy to the Wilkinson family circle Creeslough on the sudden death of their brother Charlie last week. May he rest in peace.YearbooksCopies of the 2015 Donegal GAA Yearbooks are on sale in the Post Offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough Post Offices priced €10 and would make an ideal Christmas present in a year which saw St. Michael’s claim their first ever senior title.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.Minor BoardThe St. Michael’s Minor Board would like to thank everyone who supported the Family Bingo and Presentations in the Clubhouse on Sunday last. To those who gave spot prizes or who helped in any way to make the event so successful.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S RESULTS OF NATIONAL DRAW ANNOUNCED was last modified: December 21st, 2015 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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West Ham United confirm signing of midfielder as the transfer window shuts

first_img 1 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won latest How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker predicted Colombian international midfielder Carlos Sanchez joins West Ham. silverware smart causal SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas The defensive midfielder was sent off at World Cup 2018, and gave away a penalty against England, where he was representing Colombia at a fifth major tournament.He’s won 88 caps for his nation and has admitted he’s excited to be working under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade revealed West Ham United have completed a deal to sign Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina, the club have announced.The ex-Aston Villa midfielder, 32, joins on a two-year deal from the Italian side. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League News Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update “I’m very happy to be here. I’m very excited and looking forward to achieving lots,” said Sanchez, who becomes West Ham’s ninth summer signing.“I decided to come here because, first, it is the Premier League, second, it’s a beautiful club and the fans are always helping the club and, third, for me it’s an amazing opportunity and an amazing project the club are leading, being ambitious and keen to achieve good things.“I’d like to thank all of the people, the whole club, for having me.”last_img read more

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NORTH-WEST GARDEN SHOW ACCUSE POLITICIANS OF WEEDING OUT THEIR EVENT

first_imgThe organisers of one of Donegal’s biggest events has hit out at election candidates for squeezing their event off the agenda.The North West Garden Show usually attracts thousands of visitors.The CPI group from Castlefinn, who organise the North West Garden Show, say they can’t advertise their event – because there is no room left.The Garden Show attracts thousands of visitors locally and from across Ireland. But the not for profit group say they can’t find places for their posters in towns and villages around Donegal – because of local election candidates putting up thousands of posters.A CPI spokesperson said it is calling on the candidates and local communities to support the promotion of the event through social media to help make this years show the successful event it has been in previous years.“As a community not for profit event our budget is just not available to increase paid advertising and we call on the candidates, council and community to help us in getting our details out there on The North West Garden Show the major funding event for CPI and a huge attraction for all business and communities in the North West. www.northwestgardenshow.ie Twitter @northwestgs facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthwestGardenShow?ref=hl Telephone:+353 (0)74 91 43976.”  NORTH-WEST GARDEN SHOW ACCUSE POLITICIANS OF WEEDING OUT THEIR EVENT was last modified: May 11th, 2014 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:castlefinndonegalnorth west garden showpoliticiansposterslast_img read more

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Leaving Cert student Stephen tops the charts with his debut single

first_imgA young Donegal singer is topping the charts.Ardara student Stephen Bennett is catching lots of attention after his debut single ‘Traffic Jam’ caught the imagination of listeners.The song has reached No. 1 in the Irish singer-songwriter charts and No. 6 in the overall charts for the 17 year old. Stephen said he is delighted by the success of the song.“I am doing the Leaving Cert this year and am very serious about a career as a singer-songwriter,” he said.The single is available now on iTunes, Spotify and all major platforms.You can also see the video for Traffic Jam on Stephen’s facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.c.bennett.1 You can download the single from my dropbox here https://www.dropbox.com/s/r2pk3q408dgqo3d/Stepehen%20Bennet%20-%20Traffic%20Jam%20-%20MASTER%2020-02-18.wav?dl=0 Leaving Cert student Stephen tops the charts with his debut single was last modified: March 13th, 2018 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:ArdarachartsdonegalsingerStephen Bennettlast_img read more

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