Kung Fu tells UST Tigresses to fight for school pride

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ceres nips Shan United anew, nears AFC Cup KO stage Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES UST’s performance against the Lady Tamaraws were everything but graceful.FEU toyed with the Golden Tigresses defense and unloaded 19 service aces, a mark that Reyes did not enjoy one bit.“They had 19 aces? That’s a lot,” said Reye, whose team managed to score seven on their side of the floor. “How can you win when you give up 19 aces?”Reyes said he can see the eagerness to win from his team, but the moment the nerves kick in his players crumble in one way or another.And when that happens, the errors start to rack up on UST’s side of the stat sheet.ADVERTISEMENT University of Santo Tomas’ chances of making the Final Four are as bleak as getting back-to-back royal flushes, but head coach Kung Fu Reyes just wants his players to give it all they’ve got at this point.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ In the third set, FEU scored 10 points off of its attacks but enjoyed 10 free points due to UST’s errors.“You can see the eagerness to win, they won’t give up so easily,” said Reyes. “But when we commit an error it goes on and on, that’s our problem.”Reyes added the five games remaining in their schedule will be their final gamble, put everything on the line and reap in whatever reward that comes their way.“There are still five games left where we can fix everything. We will have sessions that we will have to improve the team’s morale,” said Reyes. “They have to accept that there are aspects that they have to fill up. They’re not the only ones losing out there, us coaches are included, even UST is in it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Golden Tigresses’ loss to Far Eastern University on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament pushed them to a league-worst 2-7 record and on the brink of elimination from the Final Four.But more than making their final push for the next round, giving the school a something to be proud is something Reyes wants the Tigresses to strive for. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We just have to hold on and fight for the pride of the school,” said Reyes in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We will fight to get out of this ranking and we don’t want to be called as a bottom-feeding team.”“It’s hard but we have to concentrate on our other games, finish with a graceful exit.”last_img read more

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Bucks’ Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already: Miami has gotten games of 28 and 25 points from Dwyane Wade and a 26-point effort from Kelly Olynyk, Philadelphia has seen Marco Belinelli reach 21 points twice so far, and Boston saw Greg Monroe get a double-double against the Bucks in only 23 minutes.Backups can find themselves in the spotlight quickly if they get hot.“When we step on the floor, we need to be assertive with what we do,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “We can’t be a step behind.”Even the greatest players need help.LeBron James said everyone on the Cavaliers’ roster — himself included — needed to play better after falling behind Indiana 2-1 in their series. So in Game 4, James was great with 32 points, and Jordan Clarkson had 12 of the bench’s 32 points to help Cleveland tie the series .ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many in each of the last two playoff contests for the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s an old coaching adage that tells players to stay ready, because they never know when their chance to make an impact has arrived.Maker is proving that axiom to be correct.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 crown“Just trying to be there for my teammates, playing aggressive,” said Maker, the Bucks’ backup center. “It’s the playoffs. These are the moments everybody plays for. You’ve got to find a way to win, you’ve got to find a way to impact the game. I try to do that every single time.”Maker is almost an out-of-nowhere story for the Bucks, who’ve pulled even with the Boston Celtics four games into their Eastern Conference first-round series in large part because of a defensive resurgence by the bench. His offense has helped, too: Maker scored 14 points in a Game 3 victory, his highest total since a 16-point effort on New Year’s Day. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7) and Jabari Parker celebrate after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jazz take commanding 3-1 lead after rout of Thunder China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m supposed to come and give a spark off the bench,” said Clarkson, who scored just two points in Game 3. “That’s what I’m supposed to do, change the game in that way.”Toronto had one of the top bench units in the NBA during the regular season, ranking fifth in the league with a combined 41.8 scoring average. But in the East’s No. 1 seed’s first-round series, the Raptors’ reserve scoring down to 34.5 points.They’re tied at 2 in the series with the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards, whose bench scoring is up in the series by about the same margin to 34.3 points. The Wizards were just 16th in bench scoring this season.A big reason for Toronto’s problems has been the absence of backup point guard Fred VanVleet, who has an injured right shoulder and played just three minutes so far, sitting out three of the four games entirely. Raptors coach Dwane Casey blamed his team’s high turnover totals — 37 over Games 3 and 4, both losses — in large part on his reserves, who he also thought were not as productive with the ball as they could have been.“The second unit turned down some shots that they normally take,” Casey said. “I thought that group started the turnovers. The levee broke on those guys. I’ve got to do a better job of putting them in the right situation where they don’t turn it over.”The Wizards tinkered with their rotations to try to keep the Raptors’ reserves in check.“Our bench has done a good job and we’ve kind of tried to change things up and throw maybe a starter or two with our bench,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said.As for the Celtics, they’re back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night for Game 5. Their frontcourt reserves of Monroe and Marcus Morris were dominant in the series’ second game last week, when it looked as if Boston might pull off a sweep.Milwaukee’s reserves have pushed back with active, physical play — matching Boston’s intensity.“As soon as (we) see that,” Maker said, “we start to get aggressive as well on the defensive end.”last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao congratulates Prince Harry, Meghan Markle on royal wedding

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal weddingROYAL WEDDING TIMELINE: Harry tells Meghan: ‘You look amazing’Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pacquiao shared a picture yesterday of him and wife Jinkee, posing with the ginger prince when they met in Buckingham Palace on January 2015. The boxer-politician was invited for dinner and a tour of the palace grounds by Prince Harry himself.Another picture shows him handing Prince Harry a pair of signed boxing gloves to commemorate their visit.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 crown“Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan. We are so happy for you both! May God Bless you,” his message stated. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his best wishes for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.The couple exchanged vows in the much-anticipated royal wedding yesterday, May 19 in Windsor.ADVERTISEMENT Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In her own post yesterday, also bearing the same photo posted by Manny, Jinkee admitted to viewing the wedding transpire live.In his original post, the athlete described the royal as “nice and humble.”Pacquiao seems to be a fan of the royal family, with his youngest child named Queen Elizabeth. He told The Telegraph in an interview in 2014 that one of his wishes was to have tea with the Queen in Buckingham Palace. JBRELATED STORIES:When Manny met Harry: Pacquiaos dine with British princeADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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Gov’t Orders All Beaches Closed

first_imgThe Government of Liberia, through the Liberia National Police and the Justice system, has ordered the closure of all beaches until Liberia is declared free of Ebola Virus disease in the country.“The Liberia National Police with the consent of the Ministry of Justice, would like to inform the general public that pursuant to the power and authority granted the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare under chapter 30 of the Executive Law, Title 12, Liberia Code of Laws Revised (1972) and Part ll, Chapter 11,13,14,17, and Part V, Chapter 52 of the Public Health Law, Title 33, Liberia Code of Laws Revised (1972), all beaches are to be closed on November 29, 30 and onward,” Ssaid Director of Police, Christopher Massaquoi.The LNP Director made the disclosure last Friday following the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism press conference in Monrovia.According to Director Massaquoi, the measure is in line with the government of Liberia’s Anti-Ebola Regulation acknowledging that bodily contacts between persons provide a direct mode for the transmission of the EVD. Therefore, all public rallies during the campaign and elections period, including beaches, except for political rallies during the campaign and elections period, are hereby prohibited until the government of Liberia is declared EVD-free.“Notwithstanding all political rallies shall be held only in keeping with the guidelines and regulations of the National Elections Commission and the measures put in place by the Liberian government. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this regulation, shall upon conviction be liable to a fine or imprisonment as provided under the Public Health Law through the police and the Ministry of Justice,” he warned.The LNP Boss asserted that there will be a robust enforcement of the banning order and any beach owner and/or individuals who violate the order will be arrested and forwarded to court for prosecution.  “The police will not entertain any protest against the banning order,” he said, “and will deal very effectively with any individual or group of individuals who may choose to use any violent means to resist the execution of the banning order.”He called on all Liberians to adhere strictly to the government’s pronouncement. All LNP personnel, including ERU and PSU officers, have been instructed to enforce the order within the entire Republic.Meanwhile, the LNP Boss assured all candidates and their supporters across Liberia that the police are ready to provide protection and security for all candidates and supporters accordingly.He however warned candidates and supporters against violation of the rules governing both the campaign and election processes bordering on the violation of the rights of other candidates, supporters and citizens. He said violators will be brought to the attention of the police who, in conjunction with the National Elections Commission (NEC), will seek remedy to such complaints.“I wish to restate that the police are prepared to provide full security protection for all candidates and their supporters in the senatorial race without discrimination or favor. We therefore, encourage everyone to go about their campaign programs in the most orderly and disciplined manner so as to maintain the peace and have an orderly and successful campaign for the December 16, 2014 senatorial election.”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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50 months’ jail for silver chain thief

first_imgA bandit, who was previously jailed, was on Monday jailed yet again, this time for 50 months for robbing a man of his silver chain and other items.Kennard Persaud, 29, admitted to stealing the chain, a cellphone and $500 from Ryan Dari on July 6, 2018 at Brickdam, Georgetown.According to the prosecution’s case, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was in a Route 42 minibus, seated in the front seat, when Persaud, along with others, approached him and demanded that he hand over his valuables.Dari complied, giving the men the items following which they escaped. The VC subsequently reported the matter and Persaud was later apprehended and found with the chain in his possession.Before jailing him, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan advised the thief, “Thou shall not steal.”last_img

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Private Sector Association distributes over 700 kites to children in Region 3

first_imgChildren at Leonora receiving their kitesMore than 700 children will have a bright and happy Easter, as the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Private Sector Association (PSA) on Sunday distributed kites to children throughout the region.The non-profit organisation which is made up of businesses within the region distributed kites in several areas including Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD); and Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Fifty children and relatives of Police Officers within the region also received kites from the organisation.President of PSA, Rajesh Amishwar explained that the aim of the organisation is to spread joy to the less fortunate.Amishwar noted that it is the social responsibility of businesses in the region to lend a helping hand to those who live under harsh conditions in the region.As such, the organisation reached out to several schools, churches and leaders in various communities to make the distribution possible.“We know Easter is a very exciting time for people and we are here to spread that joy for the less fortunate…We are not putting a cost to it because that is not what our ultimate objective is, we just want to help the unfortunate children, put a smile on their faces for the holidays and that is what it is, so the cost doesn’t really matter,” the organisation’s head explained.He has called on other businesses to come on board, noting that businesses in Region Three should strive to assist with its development.“What we are doing is setting an example for the other business people in Region Three to follow , we have a responsibility to fulfil and we are appealing to the business people to assist in any way that they can, not only for the people for anything that could be done to help Region Three. To be a much more successful community, that will be most welcome,” Amishwar appealed.In December last, toys were distributed to 1000 children in the region, while 90 elderly persons received hampers.A computer laboratory was also commissioned in Parika by the organisation with four computers, printers and other items being handed over.Children at Wales receiving their kiteslast_img read more

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Calling the Transformer

first_imgBecause in the past few decades of Los Angeles Unified School District history, slashing bureaucracy has never been the board’s preferred way to free up cash. Traditionally, when the school board needs to find money, it’s the kids who pay through slashed art and music programs, inadequate supplies and textbooks, or perpetually uncleaned bathrooms. But the bureaucracy has remained sacred. So it’s nice to see Brewer break with convention and promise to go after the fat instead. Now he needs to deliver. Prudence suggests that the LAUSD ought to have found the money before committing to a new contract, but prudence sometimes yields to political reality. And now the district is starting at a $200 million budget gap. In short order, Brewer is going to need to come up with the funds, and without robbing the traditional targets. He will need to show the public exactly where the savings are being achieved – how many bureaucrats are being relieved or returned to the classroom; where operations are being streamlined; and how the downtown apparatus is being made more efficient. A former Navy admiral, Brewer has said repeatedly that more accountability is needed in the district. And now he will be singularly accountable for wringing the promised savings from the LAUSD bureaucracy. Meanwhile, L.A. teachers are getting a handsome raise, with more likely to come in a year, when the contract must be renegotiated. The deal also includes some modest reduction in class sizes. Paying teachers better, we’ve long been told, begets better teachers and, in turn, better schools. Ditto for smaller classes. On these fronts, Brewer will also be held accountable for whether the investment lives up to the promise. Paying more for better teachers and smaller classes is well worth it – especially if the money is only coming out of the bureaucracy – provided that the result is better education overall. But the proof is in the results: higher test scores, lower dropout rates, more responsive schools and a smaller bureaucracy. These are the standards by which the superintendent will be judged. We’re looking forward to seeing the Transformer in action.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHEN Superintendent David Brewer III took the helm of the LAUSD in October, he boasted that he was not a reformer, but “a transformer.” Let’s hope he’s right, because if the district is going to pay for its whopping new teachers contract, he’s going to need to radically transform the way it does business, and fast. The 6 percent, one-year pay hike for teachers – coming, conveniently, just in time for United Teachers Los Angeles to make its hefty campaign contributions to incumbent school board members who face re-election in March – will cost the district $200 million more than it had budgeted. Not to worry, Brewer says. He and the board will find the money by taking a knife to the LAUSD’s bloated bureaucracy. And to do that, he’ll need to be a transformer, all right. last_img read more

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SHOOTING RANGE GETS THE BULLET

first_imgPlans for a state-of-the-art shooting range have been shot down in the High Court.The court ruled yesterday that the range did not have planning permission.Permission for a range, used by a target shooting club near Lifford, had been validly refused by Donegal County Council in 2011, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns found. The action arose after Donall McGroary, secretary of the Donegal Target Club, applied to the local Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien for authorisation for a range at Cavan, Upper Killygordan, near Lifford.SHOOTING RANGE GETS THE BULLET was last modified: June 30th, 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:Donegal Target ClubLiffordshooting rangelast_img read more

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NEW ALCOHOL AWARENESS PROJECT FOR PREGNANT MUMS TO BE LAUNCHED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL

first_imgA new project designed to increase awareness of the health benefits to pregnant mums and unborn children of ceasing alcohol consumption entirely during pregnancy has been taking place Letterkenny.Letterkenny HospitalThe project has been ongoing in the ante-natal clinic of Consultant Obstetrician and Associate Clinical Director for Women and Children, Dr Nandini Ravikumar at Letterkenny General Hospital.This is a new initiative, which aims to build alcohol awareness-raising into general practice in the ante-natal clinic. As part of the project, the hospital will host the launch of a new toolkit for health professionals: ‘Prescription for a Healthy Pregnancy Toolkit’, which will take place next Thursday April 3 at the hospital.The new toolkit will be used by midwives and health practitioners to help support pregnant mums to lead a healthier pregnancy.The oficial launch f the project takes place today in the hospital lobby at 2pm.The launch takes place at the conclusion of ‘Alcohol Awareness Week’, a national initiative supported by the HSE in conjunction with the Alcohol Forum and other agencies which runs between March 31 and April 3 2014. Led by Letterkenny hospital, this initative is supported by a range of agencies including the HSE West Donegal Drug and Alcohol Service, the Alcohol Forum, the Donegal Education and Training Board, and the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force.  NEW ALCOHOL AWARENESS PROJECT FOR PREGNANT MUMS TO BE LAUNCHED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: April 3rd, 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:alcohol awareness projectdonegalLetterkenny General Hospitalnew mumslast_img read more

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CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS CHARITY CYCLING THIS SUNDAY

first_imgFour Masters Cyclling Club will take to the roads of Donegal this coming Sunday to raise funds for The North West Blood Bike, a Volunteer Bike Service providing a free out of hours service to the HSE in the North West of Ireland, based in Co Donegal.Their aim is to provide an out of hours FREE service to the HSE in the west. They will transport Urgently needed Blood, Blood Products, Drugs, Human Tissue, Breast Milk and any other medical requirments that can be safely carried via Motorbike, between hospitals, clinics and blood transfusion banks.Operation hours are 7pm to 7am Monday to Thursday and from 7pm on Friday to 7am on Monday. Currently this service is carried out by use of hiring taxis at a huge expense, in an already underfunded area.By providing their free service they hope to relieve some of the pressure on the HSE so that those funds can be put to a better use.All their riders will be RoSPA trained and Garda Vetted.Four Masters Cycling Club would like to get behind this great imitative and raise some money to help fund this venture. With this in mind they are running a charity cycle on Sunday 24th March from the Aura Centre in Letterkenny. All profits from this cycle will go directly to North West Blood Bikes. Sign on will open at the Aura in Letterkenny from 8.30am with the event leaving at 9.30am. Please remember this is not a race. Min entry fee for CI members is €10.00 or €12.00 for non members.The route for this event is Meenaroy, Fintown, Doochary, Gartan, Churchill and back to the Aura in Letterkenny where showers and light refreshments will be served.Due to the hilly nature of this course the pace will only be controlled as far as Breenagh, Hope to see you all there for this worthy causeFurther details and route maps etc can be found of www.fourmasterscycling.com, or by contact Liam on 087 2902515 CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS CHARITY CYCLING THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 19th, 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:FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUBlast_img read more

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