Outgoing PBA chair assures league will open as scheduled

first_img“Like a normal family, there will always be problems. We’re all passionate and that’s the reason why we got here. But it’s in the interest of all 12 corporations, all 12 teams to put up a league by December 17,” he said.The GlobalPort governor also guaranteed that the league is preparing for a booming season opener come two weeks time.“By December 17, the PBA is preparing a big opening day. The PBA will be as scheduled and will be business as usual. We will fix this,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The soft-spoken executive has allayed fears of a delay of the next season amid the current dispute between the Board of Governors.“By next week, we will fix everything. This impasse will come to an end. I would confidently say that divisiveness, the impasse will finish next week. Whatever group you’re part of, this will all end,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSeven teams, namely TNT, Meralco, NLEX, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater, have expressed their lack of confidence on PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa and called for his ouster, while the remaining five — San Miguel, Ginebra, Magnolia, GlobalPort, and Kia — has backed the beleaguered executive through this crisis.Romero brushed off the dispute and attributed the conflict to the team’s unwavering passion for winning. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Outgoing PBA chairman Mikee Romero. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonOutgoing league chairman Mikee Romero of GlobalPort assured everyone that the 43rd PBA season will go on as planned.“Rest assured, the 2018 PBA season will start at December 17,” he said in his speech in the 2017 PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Thursday at Gloria Maris Restaurant in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ ONE Championship hopes to tap into India market Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Abueva debuts with Phoenix; NLEX eyes 3rd straight win

first_imgView comments While wondering how Abueva can blend in with the Fuel Masters, an equally interesting subplot is the import matchup between Eugene Phelps and Columbian’s Akeem Wright.Wright seemed like a perfect fit for the Dyip with 30 points and 14 rebounds during Columbian’s conference debut, except for a bungled wide-open pullup jumper that led to a narrow 109-106 defeat at the hands of the Meralco Bolts.For the third straight game, the NLEX Road Warriors will be banking on the persistent Ola Ashaolu, who continues to play with a bad right knee, as they face the Magnolia Hotshots in the 7 p.m. mainer.Ashaolu, playing with a slightly torn patella tendon, has led the Road Warriors to the top with a 2-0 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re expecting him to bring in the same passion, tenacity and energy that he brought to Alaska the past six years,” said Phoenix Fuel Masters alternate governor Atty. Raymond Zorrilla.The 6-foot-3 Abueva was shipped by the Aces to the Fuel Masters prior to the season-ending conference in exchange for Karl Dehesa and a first-round pick after missing games due to domestic problems.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Now in a different uniform, Abueva, who won one championship with the Aces, will play competitive ball for the first time in over two months.“Everyone deserves second chances. I talked to him and told him, ‘you will start with a clean slate, you are a rookie in our team,’” said Zorrilla. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China survives gutsy PH DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Wherever he plays, whether it’s in the PBA, the national team or just an ordinary playground pickup, Calvin Abueva brings the same zeal and grit into a basketball game.The Phoenix Fuel Masters hope these beastly qualities show up against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 p.m. in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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AMEZC, LAC Collaborate with Others in USA to Fight Ebola

first_imgThe leadership of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZC) in Liberia has launched what it terms “Collaboration at the Connectional Level,” with other Methodist churches in the United States of America (USA).  The collaboration meeting,  which was held in the US,  brought together the prelates of the AME Zion Church, the AME Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC) and the United Methodist Church.  “The collaboration is being launched under the auspices of the West African (W/A) Methodist Collaboration Against Ebola, the co-chair,” Dr. Benjamin D. Lartey said.  He made the disclosure recently when the AME Zion Church, through its Anti-Ebola Taskforce, distributed huge donations of food and non-food items to four other presiding elders’ districts in the country, valued over US$25,000. Of this amount, the 25 pieces of the electronic non-contact thermometers, one of which was donated to Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), contained 85 percent of the total cost of the intervention.  Items distributed included 25 pieces of the thermometers, several bags of 25Kg rice, buckets with faucets, gallons of vegetable oil, disinfectants, etc.  According to Dr. Lartey, districts that benefited during the Churches Task Force intervention, included Monrovia, Brewerville, Todee and Bomi. The Taskforce is headed by Mr. Osbert K. Newlands and co-chaired by Dr. Lartey. The Taskforce, Dr. Lartey said, was established to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in an aggressive manner. It also identifies with members of the various churches, aimed at eradicating the EVD from Liberia. “Our first activity was to cater to our churches and the members, and so the intervention was carried out in four of our districts,” Dr. Lartey disclosed. Under the Monrovia District alone, which Dr. Lartey spear-headed, churches that benefited included the Brown Memorial, Evangelical, Christ Temple, Bridgeway, Elijah, University, Full Gospel, Salvation and St. Philips.The members expressed gratitude to the leadership of the AMEZC in Liberia and the presiding prelate of the Western West Africa Episcopal District, AMEZC, Rev. Dr. Seth O. Lartey. The Todee distribution exercise was headed by Rev. Emmanuel F. Johnson I, while Rev. Melvin Kennedy led the team to Brewerville and Bomi respectively. Other churches that benefited were Annie Blackwell, Sardayah and Faith, Immanuel, New Century, God’s Power, Messiah Temple, Good Shepherd, Burning Bush and Bread of Life, among other churches.  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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Forces to reckon with

first_imgFacing the possibility of starting the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series season on the sidelines, the 14-time champion and his 24-year-old rookie daughter qualified on their final attempts for today’s Winternationals. They will be in the quickest 16-car Funny Car field in NHRA history. POMONA – In perhaps the most dramatic and pressure-packed Saturday qualifying session since NHRA drag racing started at Pomona Raceway 47years ago, father and daughter both delivered. That allowed the crowd that numbered more than 25,000 and two generations of Force racing – John and Ashley – a sigh of relief. There were plenty of twists and turns in the fourth and final qualifying session. Almost lost was Gary Scelzi’s run of 4.692seconds at a sizzling 333.49 mph for the top qualifying spot. Tony Schumacher remained first in Top Fuel dragster at 4.472, his third No. 1 spot at the Winternationals. Greg Anderson rebounded to take the Pro Stock top spot at 6.634 at a track record 209.04, his 52nd career No. 1 effort. Scelzi’s run, his first in a Funny Car at the historic track, was nearly an afterthought following the drama about whether either Force would make the show. Ashley was on the bubble when San Dimas’ Jeff Arend ran a career-best 4.795. That run put the elder Force in the precarious position of extending his streak of 392 consecutive starts, the all-time NHRA record, at the cost of bumping his daughter. Much to the delight of the crowd, he came through with a solid 4.709, advancing him from the 19th spot into second at that point, eventually finishing fourth-quickest. “It was painful,” Force said. “But you just put your foot down and go to get into the show. I just hate that number (the qualifying streak), it gets into your head.” center_img Nine minutes later, father and daughter were both happy. Ashley improved her time to 4.790, a career-best, to climb to the 13th position. She finished the day in 15th. “This day has been so intense,” Ashley said. “It’s easy to say that you aren’t going to get nervous. I was so conflicted watching dad in front of me. I wanted him to get in the show, but I didn’t wanted to get bumped out. “The numbers thing was in my head, too. Thankfully, everything worked out. It couldn’t have been any better. I’m glad all of us (John, Ashley and Force Racing teammates Robert Hight and Eric Medlen) are in the show.” That was almost quite enough for Force. “It’s just a great day; it means so much to put all four cars in the show,” said Force, the team owner. “It’s the greatest show on Earth, and all I wanted was to be in the show, and I wanted her to be in.” Ashley will face her brother-in-law Hight in the firstround. “I’m excited to race against Robert,” said Ashley, who avoided a first-round match against her father when Scelzi and Ron Capps posted their final numbers. “The only thing I know is that for the first time ever, my little niece (Autumn Danielle) is not going to be rooting for me.” louis.brewster@sbsun.com (909) 386-3935 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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BEAUTY: ADD A LITTLE ZIAJA SPARKLE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS

first_imgAdd sparkle to your festive beauty routine or pop a gorgeous gift set under the tree as a little extra without blowing the budget.The Ziaja Christmas Gift Collection offer a wide range of sumptuous beauty treats that are pure pamper heaven and will appeal to all beauty junkies.(Check back here on Donegal Daily tomorrow for a wonderful chance to win a Ziaja gift pack). All Ziaja products are dermatologically tested, allergy tested and ph balanced making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin.Choose from a line up of Natural Olive, Goat’s Milk, Jasmine, Cocoa Butter, Coconut and pampering Marine Spa products.ZIAJA MARINE ALGAE SPA GIFT SET €12.99: contains Deep Marine Spa Moisturising Cream, Marine Spa Active Firming Cream and Marine Spa Micellar Water. Transform skin with the power of the sea with this spa grade skin care set. All products contain a powerful infusion of active marine ingredients that transform and rejuvenate skin leaving it feeling replenished and refreshed.ZIAJA MENS DUO CONCEPT GIFT SET €7.99: contains Mens Moisturising Cream SPF6 and Mens Soothing Shower Gel. This is a great no-nonsense gift set with two grooming essentials for him. The perfect quick fix for freshening him up – a refreshing moisturising shower gel and daily matt moisturiser with spf6 for the face.  ZIAJA JASMINE GIFT SET €14.99: contains Jasmine Micellar Water, Jasmine Day Cream and Jasmine Night Cream. Erase the evidence of time and awaken your complexion with the finest natural Jasmine ingredients to pamper and nurture skin with vital nutrients while indulging the senses with exquisite scents and luxurious textures.ZIAJA NATURAL OLIVE GIFT SET €9.99: contains Natural Olive Nourishing Face Cream, Natural Olive Micellar Water and a special Natural Olive Anti-Wrinkle Cream. You will be charmed by the extra moisturising powers of this classic ingredient and the natural olive trio will pamper, balance and nourish skin offering long lasting moisturising action for all skin types.ZIAJA COCONUT GIFT SET €9.99: contains Coconut Creamy Shower Soap, Coconut Lip Balm and Coconut Hand Cream. With the natural sweet smell of coconut – and the benefits of its creamy milk formula – these products enhance skin leaving it soft and supple all day long. The active ingredient – eco cert coconut is full of natural unsaturated fatty acids, rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6, necessary to properly nourish and moisturise the skin.ZIAJA GOATS MILK GIFT SET €12.99: contains Goats Milk Day Cream and Goats Milk Night Cream and Goats Milk Cleansing + Toner. Take the Milky Way to Beautiful Skin with a selection of products that are the brands best sellers in Ireland. The active ingredient goat’s milk complex delivers turbo charged moisturising to regenerate and protect the skin and all the products are colourant and paraben free. BEAUTY: ADD A LITTLE ZIAJA SPARKLE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 11th, 2013 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:Beauty productsChristmas gift setsDonegal DailyZIAJAlast_img read more

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PACKIE REVEALS HIS FAMILY’S CANCER BATTLE DRIVES HIM ON

first_imgPackie Bonner has revealed how his own family’s battle with cancer has driven him to meet the disease head-on.Packie BonnerThe Donegal soccer legend is backing the Irish Cancer Society’s latest book ‘Man to Man – Irish Stories of Hope in Prostrate Cancer.’The big Keadue man revealed that two of his sisters have been struck down with the disease. “I’ve had two sisters affected, one had breast cancer, one had ovarian cancer and both of them, thank God, are over it and are doing okay.“Cathy, one of my sisters, had cancer in her neck when she was a young girl and later had breast cancer – she went through chemotherapy and she’s over it.“Being around people with cancer is pretty harrowing and you need to help people out.“I’m delighted to be part of promoting this and getting it out there,” he said. Packie said he is particularly delighted that the book is aimed at helping men recognise the dangers signs of prostrate cancer.“We’re trying to promote that men come out and speak to each other about it, that is embedded in the book.“When I was reading it, I was trying to get into their minds, I was forced to get into their minds and ask “if this happened to me what would I do?”“For instance, 70 per cent of women use helplines, but only 30 per cent of men do,” he added. PACKIE REVEALS HIS FAMILY’S CANCER BATTLE DRIVES HIM ON was last modified: June 9th, 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:cancerdonegalPackie Bonnerlast_img read more

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RELIEF AS MYSTERY OBJECT FOUND AT DONEGAL ORANGE HALL IS A HOAX

first_imgA mystery object left close to an Orange Hall in St Johnston this afternoon has been declared a hoax.The object was spotted by a passer-by and Gardai were contacted.There had been a fear that the object was some kind of bomb. Advertisement Gardai immediately sealed off the area in an effort to carry out a full technical examination.However, after half an hour the object was deemed an elaborate hoax.Gardai have appealed to the public if they know anything about the hoax to contact them.There have been previous attacks on Orange Halls in a number of towns including Convoy and Newtowncunningham. Advertisement  RELIEF AS MYSTERY OBJECT FOUND AT DONEGAL ORANGE HALL IS A HOAX was last modified: June 29th, 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) Tags:donegalhoaxOrange HallSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool could pull out of Carabao Cup over fixture clashes

first_img Facebook Rashford rocket sinks Chelsea to extend Manchester United’s resurgence Read more Five youngsters made their Anfield debuts in the fourth-round tie and Klopp said: “You know, I just enjoyed it. I enjoyed each second of the game. I don’t know the last time I had so much fun in a football game. I saw so many really good performances. I was so happy for the kids that they will remember the first night for the rest of their lives. They made it a proper, special football night. Everyone who came tonight saw 19 goals – pretty special.“As a manager maybe I should worry more about the goals we conceded but I couldn’t care less to be honest. I could not care less. The mistakes that we made were obvious but it’s not important. The most important thing for development is that you react in the right way. All these boys need to play in difficult football games – and it was a difficult football game. They worked their socks off and left their souls on the pitch. I really loved it.” Divock Origi hooks in the equaliser to make it 5-5. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images Unai Emery Arsenal Topics Liverpool Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger The Premier League and Football League have been in talks with clubs over switching a potential quarter-final involving Liverpool to the week commencing 6 January, currently scheduled for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. Klopp insists Liverpool will not play any further part in the Carabao Cup should the eventual date complicate an already demanding workload.“I’m not concerned, somebody else has to be concerned because we didn’t make the fixture list, we didn’t make the schedule,” said the Liverpool manager. “Fifa told us the Club World Cup will be there [Qatar] and we have to go there and we will do. The Premier League tells us we have to play in the Premier League, which we do obviously. The Carabao Cup, what we did tonight, if they don’t find an appropriate place for us, not 3am on Christmas Day, then we don’t play it.“They have to make that decision. You have to think about these things. If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list. Hopefully it starts now. We will not be the victim of this problem. We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don’t find a proper date, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through. Or Arsenal play them. We are going to ignore that problem completely for tonight. A lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it. But – sorry!”Klopp’s main focus, however, was on the young players who guided Liverpool into the last eight despite trailing 3-1, 4-2 and, in stoppage time, 5-4 to Arsenal.center_img Jürgen Klopp Share on WhatsApp news Jürgen Klopp has threatened to withdraw Liverpool from the Carabao Cup should the EFL and Premier League fail to find what he considers “a proper date” for their quarter-final.Liverpool reached the last eight of the competition after a penalty shootout with Arsenal that followed a remarkable 5-5 draw at Anfield. The quarter-finals are scheduled for the week commencing 16 December – the same week the European champions will be in Qatar to play in Fifa’s Club World Cup tournament. Share via Email Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Twitter Carabao Cup Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Port of Tyne’s CEO Becomes Chair of British …

first_imgzoom Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne’s Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chair of the British Ports’ Association (BPA).The BPA is dedicated to representing a wide variety of UK port interests to government in the UK, Europe and internationally and represents the interests of over 91 member organisations including many of the UK’s largest ports and terminals.Andrew Moffat said: “I am delighted to have been elected Chair of the BPA and I have the privilege of taking over at a time when there are many positives about the ports and maritime sector.“I’d like to thank our retiring Chairman, Colin Parker of Aberdeen Harbour and pay tribute to his tremendous commitment to the Association.”A relative new comer to the maritime sector, Andrew Moffat joined the Port of Tyne in 2007 from having previously held strategic roles at Orange plc and Three mobile. During his time at the Port of Tyne he has overseen the transformation of the business leading to year on year growth and last year winning North East Business of the Year.Taking over as Chair of the BPA having held the Vice Chair since 2011 Andrew Moffat sees a striking contrast between mobile telecoms and ports and the maritime sector, though both are vitally important to the national economy.“The ports sector makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, supporting 120,000 direct jobs and £8 billon GDP, playing a fundamentally important role in the country’s economy with 95% of the UK’s international trade – imports and exports -carried through UK ports each year,” said Andrew.In his opening speech to the Association Andrew Moffat said, “There are many opportunities where ports can move to a more cohesive cross-industry approach to developing ports policy and profile,” emphasising greater collaboration in the formation of the Ports Strategic Partnership and plans to collaborate with the Department of Transport, the businesses that depend upon ports, local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships.David Whitehead OBE – Director of the British Ports Association, said: “I am delighted that Andrew is the new Chair of the BPA. He has been a staunch supporter of the Association for many years both as a member and as part of our board.”Port of Tyne, April 3, 2014last_img read more

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Asian Container Lines Add Transpacific Links

first_imgzoom Taiwanese container line Wan Hai Lines has concluded an agreement with China’s COSCO Container Lines and Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (”K” LINE) to jointly operate a Transpacific service from South China to the US Pacific South West, dubbed SEA service. Wan Hai will also be cooperating with ”K” LINE and Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) to jointly operate a Transpacific service from Central China to US Pacific South West, named CALCO-D service.The SEA service is expected to commence on May 10 with six 9,000 – 10,000 TEU ships, one by Wan Hai, three by COSCON and two by ”K” LINE. The rotation of SEA service will be: Hong Kong – Yantian – Long Beach – Yantian – Hong Kong.The CALCO-D service is also expected to commence on May 10, with six 5,500 – 6,000 TEU ships, two by Wan Hai, two by ”K” LINE, one by PIL, and one shared vessel. The rotation of CALCO-D service will be: Qingdao – Shanghai – Xiamen – Long Beach – Qingdao.Wan Hai also plans to enter into a space swap arrangement with ”K” LINE on CALCO-B (CCB) service and COSCO Container Lines on CEN service. The port rotation of CCB is: Shanghai – Ningbo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Yokohama – Nagoya – Shanghai; and the port rotation of CEN is: Xinggang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Prince Rupert – Long Beach – Oakland – Xinggang.Image: Port of Long Beachlast_img read more

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