Celtics extend win streak to 8 with win over Magic

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) grabs a rebound against Orlando Magic guard Shelvin Mack (7), Bismack Biyombo (11) and forward Jonathan Isaac (1) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Fla. — Jaylen Brown scored 18 points and Al Horford added 14 points and 10 rebounds to spark the Boston Celtics to a 104-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.The Eastern Conference-leading Celtics (8-2) have won eight straight after beginning the season with back-to-back losses. Orlando (6-4), which was tied with the Celtics for the best record in the NBA coming into Friday night, has lost two straight.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kyrie Irving struggled with his shot in the second half, but Marcus Morris, Marcus Smart, Brown and Horford carried Boston offensively. Morris had 14 points in his second game of the season, rookie Jayson Tatum finished with 13 and Smart contributed 11.Nikola Vucevic, who has been one of the Magic’s top scorers, struggled throughout the night and finished with just 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the field. Leading scorer Evan Fournier also couldn’t get into a rhythm, being held to just six points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAaron Gordon scored 18 points and Jonathon Simmons added 14 in his first start at point guard, but with their top two point guards out for a second straight game the Magic’s offense was stagnant most of the night.They shot just 36 percent from the floor and 21 percent from 3-point range. Orlando was the eighth straight opponent the Celtics have held under 94 or fewer points during their current run. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Irving, who scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half of Friday’s win over Oklahoma City, was held in check by the Magic’s defenders in the second half. He scored 10 points in the first half but didn’t score his first point of the second half until converting a free throw with 3:25 remaining in the game.The Magic used bigger defenders such as Simmons and Terrence Ross to slow Irving’s scoring. But he found ways to create for his teammates for big baskets, including the 3-pointer Brown converted in the corner on a behind-the-back assist from Irving that put Boston ahead 72-65 late in the third quarter.TIP-INSCeltics: Morris, who made his season debut during Friday’s win over Oklahoma City, was inserted into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game. Celtics coach Brad Stevens, however, said Morris will not play in Monday’s game at Atlanta. Morris missed the first eight games due to a sore knee. … After a subpar first half on Friday, Irving had 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the first half Sunday to help the Celtics take a 49-38 lead into halftime.Magic: Point guard Elfrid Payton missed his eighth straight game with a strained left hamstring injury, but Magic coach Frank Vogel is expecting him to be ready to go against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. …The Magic converted just 3 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half. Vucevic was 0 for 3 from beyond the arc and Ross went 0 for 2 from 3-point range during the first half. Fournier and Gordon converted one 3-pointer each but were a combined 2 for 6 during the first two quarters.UP NEXTCeltics: Visits Atlanta on Monday to conclude a back-to-back on the road.Magic: Hosts the New York Knicks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Japan goes small vs PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

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Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

first_imgFILE – In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football player A.J. Johnson leaves court after his arraignment in Knoxville, Tenn. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges.After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, “It’s a blessing to be a part of a team, I’m excited to get out here, start working out and start working my tail off.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Broncos listed the 6-foot-2 Johnson at 243 pounds, but he said at his trial last month that he weighs 255 as he sought to revive his dream of playing in the NFL.Johnson said he wasn’t bitter over his long-delayed debut.“No, I’m not a bitter guy. I wake up happy every day. I’m blessed, I’m glad to be out here,” he said. “I haven’t had this many cameras in my face in a long time. But no, I have no bitterness about me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We talked to all of his coaches. My cousin actually coached him at Tennessee. Zach (Azzanni, Denver’s new wide receivers coach) had him at Tennessee. Everyone spoke highly about the guy, so we’ll see. Again, he wants to play football, he’s been training for two years to play football. He’s been here for four hours, so we’ll see how he fits in.”To make room for Johnson, the Broncos released linebacker Stansly Maponga.They also signed safety Shamarko Thomas after losing safety Jamal Carter (torn hamstring) for the season Saturday night in their preseason opener. Joseph said Carter needs surgery and will go on IR.Thomas was released by the Colts on Saturday, less than 48 hours after he was ejected from a preseason game against Seattle for an illegal helmet hit.Thomas said Colts coach Frank Reich told him his release wasn’t over that hit, however.“It’s all in God’s plan. The ejection, I leaned with my helmet, that’s what they say. I’m just happy to be here and be a Bronco,” Thomas said.Now a 26-year-old rookie, Johnson was a three-time All-SEC selection at Tennessee from 2011-14. He was a four-year starter in Knoxville whose 425 tackles ran second among any Volunteer since the school started keeping track of the statistic in 1970.In 46 career games at Tennessee, he had 30½ tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He posted double digits in tackles 23 times.Prosecutors painted Johnson and Williams as entitled athletes who weren’t used to being told no. Defense attorneys argued that the woman had sex with both men at the same time and then lied, claiming she had been raped.After a jury of seven women and five men found Johnson and Williams not guilty, Johnson said, “I just knew God was going to take care of it.” Carmelo Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Rockets In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Well, we’ll see. It’s been three years since he’s actually played football. At that time, three years ago, he was a serious prospect,” Joseph said. “He’s got great size, he can run, he’s a very, very intelligent player. So, we’ll see.”Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February 2015 after a woman said both men raped her during a party at Johnson’s apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014. Johnson and Williams were suspended from the team less than 48 hours after the party and never played for Tennessee again.While Williams was a part-time starter in the secondary, Johnson was a four-year starter and a pro prospect whose invitation to the 2015 NFL combine was rescinded after charges were filed.“A.J. hasn’t had the opportunity to play football for the last three years while resolving a serious legal matter,” general manager John Elway said in a statement Monday. “We’ve had several conversations with him since he’s been cleared and have become very familiar with his background and character. Our organization is confident A.J. is ready to move forward and resume his playing career.”Joseph said the Broncos did their due diligence before signing Johnson.ADVERTISEMENT ‘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 awardcenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced He said he never doubted he’d see this day.“No, never a time. I had faith. I trusted in God,” he said. “I kept working and being determined and kept pushing. I knew it was going to come.”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’Johnson said the Broncos reached out to him Saturday.Coach Vance Joseph said he wasn’t sure what to expect from Johnson following such a long layoff from football. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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Bicknell held an elderly woman hostage

first_imgAccording to the RCMP, Bicknell was attempting to leave the residence, as police arrived a pursuit ensued.  The distance of the pursuit was approximately 15 miles during which police allege that Bicknell shot at the RCMP members pursuing, and disabled a police vehicle. An elderly woman was held hostage Saturday by William Bicknell.The Grande Prairie RCMP are still investigating the incidents that led to the arrest of William Bicknell.Police allege Bicknell entered an elderly woman’s residence north of Sexsmith at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 19th, and held her hostage at the residence until she was able to escape at approximately 4:00 pm . She contacted police and family members who both attended the area.  The pursuit eventually ended east of Sexsmith at Township Road 734 and Range Road 55, when the vehicle Bicknell was operating entered the ditch.  At this point, Bicknell allegedly engaged police in an exchange of gunfire.  Police continue to canvass the public who may have witnessed any of the events and encourage them to contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780)830-5700.Advertisementcenter_img A 5 year RCMP member posted at the Grande Prairie Detachment was shot upon and as a result sustained a minor injury for which he was treated and released from hospital. – Advertisement -Bicknell sustained injuries during the incident.  He later surrendered to police in.  Bicknell was taken to hospital where he received immediate treatment and then was flown to an Edmonton area hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment. The Grande Prairie RCMP are still investigating how and what injuries he sustained.Charges resulting from the incidents in the Spirit River/Sexsmith areas are still pending.  On March 10, William Bicknell, escaped from prison while returning from Edmonton to Drumheller. Bicknell overpowered the guard after he faked an illness. Until Saturday, Bicknell had been on the run.last_img read more

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Campus Kids Day Care In Dawson Creek Receives Funding

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Campus Kids Day Care will be receiving $364,992 from the government after a successful capital funding application.This will create 20 infant and toddler spaces within the day care on the Northern Lights College Dawson Creek Campus.The day care supervisor, Karen Whitford says they are beyond excited for the funding.“We are super excited. This will be Dawson Creek’s first infant and toddler centre, dedicated to the development of children from six months to three year’s old that is open to the public.”- Advertisement -The plan for the funding according to Whitford is to renovate to make more space for younger kids.“This funding will allow us to do major renovations that will include child-sized bathroom facilities, and completely new furnishings and equipment – this is a really big deal for us and we are very appreciative that our funding application was granted by the ministry.” Advertisement The day care does not belong to Northern Lights College. It is a privately owned facility but the school does get benefits from it.“Campus Kids has periodically provided practicum spaces for the College’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) students,” said Anndra Graff, vice president of Finance and Corporate Services. “Our students and staff also benefit from having a day care on campus for their children because they are a priority on waitlists.”last_img read more

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Sports Journalists to help identify sports heroes for honors

first_imgPrincipal Secretary in the ministry of Sports Culture and Arts Kirimi Kaberia hinted at the same during Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Awards Gala held at National Museum of Kenya on Monday night.“We will devise a better way of commending our national sporting heroes who put the country on global map. The best way of doing that is by incorporating sports journalists who follow and cover the sportsmen all over the world. So in the heroes commission we’ll find a place for our journalists so that the interest of sports personalities are taken care of.” He remarkedAll finalists in the SJAK Awards also received presidential invite for the next national holiday.Winners, runners up and second runners up will have a seat during Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1st 2018, the first national holiday presided over by the head of state.Talismanic Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere who was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the awards also received a year long medical cover from National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) courtesy of the presidency.The revamped NHIF has revolutionized health insurance in the country and the PS urged all and sundry to sign up.In a commendable effort to alleviate poverty among retired sports personalities, the National Youth Fund, has lined-up all finalists from the SJAK Award for business training after which funding for up to Sh300000 will be channeled.Retired sports personalities have often fallen in abject poverty owing to improper financial guidance and failure to investing in viable businesses during their prime sporting times.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) president Chris Mbaisi with AIPS boss Gianni Merclo (left) and AIPS Africa president Mitchel Obi (centre). PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19- The Government of Kenya will incorporate sports journalists into the heroes committee to help identify deserving sports men and women for presidential commendations.The move comes after recent commendations sparked furore with high achieving sports personalities blatantly overlooked from the presidential fetes.last_img read more

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‘Momentum is massive and it takes some stopping’ Ex-boss on Foxes’ title charge

first_imgDave Bassett has ‘no doubt’ Leicester City will confirm their title as 2015/16 Premier League champions.The Foxes can confirm top spot with victory at Manchester United on Sunday – live on talkSPORT – but Bassett feels, with one win required from their remaining three games, it is more a case of when rather than if.Leicester’s former manager and director of football told the Sports Bar: “They’re going to win it, there’s no doubt about it.“They can win it on Sunday but in terms of what’s required now, they know the title is there really. “It’s not impossible [to let their lead slip], they’ve got to lose all three, but I don’t think that’s going to happen because they are in a fine vein of form and they have done this all season.“What’s happened is the team spirit was carried over from the relegation battle [last season] and it’s given them the confidence.“As they have picked up the results, the selection gets easy as the team stays the same and they play to their strengths. They haven’t got sucked into playing the Barcelona-style football that everyone wants to play.“They’ve built their own character, identity and upset a few teams because they are not playing the way everyone wants to play. They are not predictable and all of a sudden they are turning teams around, playing the ball in behind and it’s causing all sorts of problems.”The former Wimbledon, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest boss spent the 2001-2002 season as manager in East Midlands, before moving up to the director of football role following relegation.He then had a stint as caretaker manager in 2004 and he says the club is far different from his experience, heading in the opposite direction.Bassett continued: “When I was there the Walkers Stadium (now King Power) was going to be something to move the club forward.“It’s an excellent stadium, the crowds are getting bigger, so the club was moving into the right direction.“It turned out the current owners have moved them on enormously, they are very rich and successful businessman and brought stability to the club – given them the chance to compete.“When I was there, there wasn’t the board, it was all fractious – all sorts changing – administration.“You could see the club was trying to move into the right direction and it was trying to progress and they have really moved it in an echelon where they can compete.”Claudio Ranieri’s side have been a breath of fresh air this season, just 12 months after they steered clear of relegation under Nigel Pearson. “Leicester have not had the money the other teams expected to be at the top have,” he continued.“Leicester have done very well, spent money correctly. With the spirit from what they achieved last season, it’s given them the momentum to carry on. Momentum is a massive thing and once you’ve got it and are moving, everyone believes in the system and it takes some stopping.”Manchester United vs Leicester City is live on talkSPORT on Sunday, 2.05pm kick-off, where the Foxes could confirm their title as Premier League champions.last_img read more

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DDTV: AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE FEATURING LETTERKENNY IN 1947

first_imgTHIS is the incredible footage of Letterkenny in 1947, featuring the town to a new generation like they’ve never seen before.Made by Tony Duffy and Sally Blake the 31-minute long video will bring back memories for older people; and preserves forever our past for future generations. Click on the video to watch.DDTV: AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE FEATURING LETTERKENNY IN 1947 was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:letterkenny 1947last_img read more

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Xhaka and Shaqiri aim Albanian Eagle celebration at Serbia

first_imgShaqiri was born in Kosovo when it was part of the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Switzerland in 1992 with his parents and three siblings.Tensions between Kosovo’s Albanian and Serb communities culminated in the Kosovo War of 1998 and 1999.Their hand gestures replicated the two-headed eagle which features on the Albanian flag. 2 However, the Swiss pair raised questions by making a reference to their Kosovo-Albanian roots as they wheeled away.Kosovo is a disputed territory that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008.Xhaka’s Kosovo-Albanian father Ragip participated in demonstrations against the Communist Yugoslavia rule in Serbia and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.The Arsenal midfielder’s parents moved to Switzerland before he was born, although his brother Taulant still plays his international football for Albania. Switzerland goalscorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both celebrated with the Albanian Eagle symbol against Serbia.Xhaka’s stunning equaliser cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener, and Shaqiri’s late winner completed Switzerland’s dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over the Serbs. Xhaka makes the controversial gesture 2 Shaqiri replicates Xhaka’s gesture after his last-gasp winner last_img read more

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Chapel is on their to-do list

first_img That means MacArthur Chapel, already named in honor of college President John MacArthur, could hold its first services by fall 2009. “The chapel would become the centerpiece of what Master’s College stands for, and literally it’ll be the hub of the campus,” Mayhue said. That would be a relief to many on campus where students and staff have converted the gymnasium into a place of worship, placing mats on the ground before services to protect the hardwood floors from the folding chairs that they pray in. Then they dismantle the scene before basketball games begin. The idea of a permanent chapel is a hit with students. “We could have a permanent chapel and permanent gymnasium without having to juggle the two at the same time,” said Catherine Gibson, a senior. The tranquil, tree-lined campus has changed little since school first opened there in 1962 on what was once Happy Jack’s Dude Ranch. Plans to expand the campus or build new facilities in the past have been met with resistance from the community. In addition, the school has struggled with funding for new buildings because it relied on donations and fundraisers to help pay for the costs. As a result, enrollment at the Master’s College doesn’t grow by more than about 30 new students per school year, because the school’s infrastructure – dorms, beds, classrooms – can’t handle it, Mayhue said. But even that slight annual student growth had added up over time, forcing the college to accommodate about 1,000 on a campus designed for one-fourth that size. As the student population blossomed about eight years ago, school officials got creative and began holding classes inside a nearby church when it wasn’t being used. Eventually the church moved, and the school bought it, acquiring more teaching space that way. The most recent construction for the college happened about three years ago, when a new dormitory was added to the campus. But before the new dorm, the school went for about 18 years without any new facilities, Mayhue said. “The only thing that has changed since 1962 is the size of the student population,” he said. The school expects to grow by about 500 more students in the next 20 years. Meanwhile, students on campus today are excited about the possibilities that more room could bring: more parking, more classes, new majors. Sophomore Joe Barnes, 19, said the school needs an art department and classrooms where students can paint, draw and sculpt. “We need some kind of place where you can do art at this school,” he said. “A place where you can do hands-on art would be good.” Senior Laura Beaty, 22, has science on her mind. The Simi Valley resident wants to pursue a nursing degree and heard that the school is working on a joint program with another college. “I think it would be beneficial to expand the science building,” she said. “It could have more labs and would be helpful because I want to pursue nursing.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The report maps out the school’s future: how it will accommodate students needs, where it will find room to build from its landlocked position in Placerita Canyon, how it plans to do all of that while being a good neighbor to families next door. Over time, the school has quietly grown from 250 students in 1985 to about 1,000 today. And if it gets the nod from city officials, the college plans to proceed with development at the same slow pace. That means bulldozers could start grading ridgelines south of the school by spring of 2007 to make way for a new entrance at Dockweiler Drive off Sierra Highway. The new entry way would relieve traffic from the heavily traveled 13th Street and Placerita Canyon Road, main thoroughfares to the college from San Fernando Road. It would also clear about nine acres of property that could be used to build some more facilities on, said Richard Mayhue, The Master’s College provost. And if all goes as planned, the first building on that patch of land will be a chapel. SANTA CLARITA – At the Christian college where a cross stands on a nearby hilltop and where Bible study ranks high among majors, there never has been a chapel. Still many at The Master’s College over the years have kept the faith, and now they’re waiting for a sign. But this one won’t come from the usual place where many at the religious school look for answers. This one will arrive from the Santa Clarita City Council and the city’s Planning Commission after a review of the private college’s recently submitted master plan. last_img read more

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SOCCER: CASTELFIN EASE PAST RAPHOE IN LIFFORD AREA FINAL

first_imgA goalmouth scramble in the Raphoe and Castlefin game. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Castlefin Celtic 5 – Raphoe Town 1Castlefin Celtic were comprehensive winners against a determined but outclassed Raphoe Town in the Lifford Area final of the Brian McCormick Cup.Castlefin Celtic went into an early lead through Ronan Tourish with two more goals from Barry Tourish and Peter Bryson leaving them with a comfortable margin at half time. The second half started well with Raphoe Town continuing to attempt to go forward but the Castlefin Celtic defence stood firm until they gave away a penalty which Raphoe Town scored to give themselves a glimmer of hope.Unfortunately for Raphoe this didn’t last long as Castlefin Celtic forward JP Malley ran on to a cross to stroke the ball home from 12 yards.Castlefin captain Ronan Tourish then scored his second, this time from the penalty spot to secure a spot in the Donegal semi-final where they will now play Glenea United.SOCCER: CASTELFIN EASE PAST RAPHOE IN LIFFORD AREA FINAL was last modified: August 30th, 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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