D’Angelo Russell leads Nets past Bulls for 3rd win in a row

first_imgBrooklyn (20-21) didn’t win its 20th game last season until Feb. 26, also against Chicago. The Bulls (10-30) lost their fourth straight overall and fifth in a row to the Nets.The Nets, who finished 28-54 last season and in 12th place in the East, are in the running for their first playoff berth since 2014-15.“We’ve been playing at a good level,” Russell said. “Just taking care of what we’re supposed to take care of. Giving ourselves a chance when the numbers aren’t in our favor. Our confidence is high.”The Nets made 16 3-pointers. Russell was 6 for 14 from beyond the arc.“They made shots,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “They got to where they wanted to get to. And they made shots. We can’t give up 117 at home.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.Russell topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and is averaging 26.5 points in the span.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“D’Angelo is just taking it to a whole other level,” Carroll said. “He’s getting everybody involved, he’s scoring the ball when he needs to.“He’s got a complete game right now and I think that’s what we need from him in order to go far and go deep.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points, but the Nets pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulls 29-18.“They hit a lot of 3s, but we played good and we battle them,” LaVine said. “But overall as a team, we’ve just got to be tougher.”Both teams started slowly with the Bulls hitting just one of their first eight shots and the Nets connecting on just three of 10. But with Carroll kicking in nine points, Brooklyn moved ahead 28-21 after the first quarter.The Nets opened a 12-point lead when Russell hit a 3-pointer 58 seconds into the second quarter.Led by energized play from LaVine and Porter, the Bulls roared back to briefly take a one-point lead before the half, then settle for a 55-all tie at halftime.LaVine had 16 points and Portis had nine in the second quarter. LaVine made five straight baskets — four on driving layups, plus a 3-pointer — in a 3 ½-minute stretch to put the Bulls back in the game.Russell had 10 points and Allen had nine at the half, then both kicked into a higher offensive gear to start the third as the Nets pulled out to a another 12-point lead midway through the quarter. Russell hit three straight 3-pointers in 2:31 stretch.The Nets settled for an 88-82 lead entering the fourth quarter, then used a 16-5 run to seal the victory as Russell kept rolling.TIP-INSNets: The Nets recorded their 10th road win, something they didn’t do last season until March 28. . Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain) missed his third straight game. Swingman Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) sat out his 11th. … Before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson attributed Russell’s recent offensive success to “really finding that nice niche between scoring and finding open guys” and “really stepping it up in terms of his pace, his energy, a lot of juice out there.” Bulls: LaVine got hit in the groin late in the third period and went to bench, but returned. After the game, he said he was fine. . Boylen said before the game that Portis would be limited to 20 minutes. After the contest, Boylen said that restriction could be lengthened or eliminated based on how Portis feels after practices of the next two days. … G Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, joined the team and scored one point in a little over three minutes. … The Bulls started their youthful core again, with forwards Chandler Hutchison and Lauri Markkanen, guards LaVine and Dunn and center Wendell Carter, Jr. All were first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.UP NEXTNets: At Boston on Monday night in the finale of the three-game road trip.Bulls: At Portland on Wednesday in the opener of a five-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES Wolves rout Lakers before firing Tom Thibodeau MOST READ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Treveon Graham (21) go after a lose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — D’Angelo Russell is on a roll, and so are the Brooklyn Nets.Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Venus Williams wins 1st-round match at BNP Paribas Open

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Williams needed nearly two hours to advance and next plays third-seeded Petra Kvitova, runner-up to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in January.Williams’ younger sister, Serena, received a first-round bye and will play Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of the 2016 final in the Southern California desert. Azarenka won that year, the last time the two major champions met.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOther women’s winners were Americans Madison Brengle and Christina McHale, Kristina Mladenovic, Kirsten Flipkens, Monica Puig and Yulia Putintseva. Taylor Townsend lost to Ysaline Bonaventure 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2.Men’s play began Thursday, with Philipp Kohlschreiber defeating Pierre-Hugues Hebert 6-4, 6-0. Americans Sam Querrey, Bjorn Fratangelo and Marcos Giron also advanced. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Venus Williams of the United States celebrates her three set victory against Andrea Petkovic of Germany during their women’s singles first round match against on Day 4 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 07, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images/AFPINDIAN WELLS, California — Playing just her seventh match of the year, Venus Williams rallied to beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.The match featured two former top-10 players who have fallen in the rankings. Williams is No. 36 in the world; Petkovic is 68th. The women met for the first time in five years.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Thunder get wild overtime victory over the Trail Blazers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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3 killed, 16 injured in Essequibo Coast smashup

first_img– 4 air-dashed to GPHBy Indrawattie NatramThree persons are now dead and 16 others hospitalised following a head-on collision between a minibus andThe damaged carcar at Richmond Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam). Dead are Esan Cornette, 19, of Darthmouth Public Road; Gavin Lawrie, 19, of Better Hope and Levon Grey, 45, also of Darthmouth Village on the Essequibo Coast.Those injured are Maxton Lawrie, Anil Marks, Alvin Stephen, Ruel Lawrie, Glenford Stephen, Stephen Benn, Kevon Clay, Navin Radesh, Trevon John, Delroy Barranton, Lancel Seizer, Rovon Johnson, Ansel Cornette, Cadine Clay, Kevin Brummel and Alred Shepherd. These persons are nursing injuries to their heads, abdomen and faces. Four of those injured were medevaced to the Georgetown Public Hospital at about 05:00h on Saturday by Roraima Airways Medivac Trislander.Reports are that at about 23:00h on Friday minibus BRR 3943 was heading south along the Richmond Public Road when it collided with a 212 blue car, PMM 5867 which was heading north. At the time of the accident, the minibus had 16 passengers and was driven by Glenford Stephen, while the car was driven by the deceased Gavin Lawrie, and had four passengers.Police sources confirmed that from reports received so far the accident was as a result of speeding.DisbeliefWhen this newspaper visited the family of Esan Cornette they were still in shock. Cornette’s cousin Safo Cornette told this publication that the teenager had left his Darthmouth home around 21:00 hours to go to Anna Regina to meet a family. The cousin said at about 02:00h he received a call stating that his cousin had met in an accident and had died.Alexander was a student at Essequibo Technical Institute and was pursuing his dreams in the field of General Electricity. He was the second child of four children for his parents.At Grey’s home, relatives related that he was accompanying the driver of the minibus, Glenford Stephen to Anna Regina at the time of his death.Meanwhile at Lawrie’s residence neighbours and relatives gathered consoling his mother.The dead teen’s sister Renisa Lawrie said her teen brother had left home with his brother, Ruel Lawrie (owner of the car) to take home a worker who lives at Queenstown Village. According her the occupants of the car were all relatives. She added that the family received the tragic news at about midnight.The grieving sister revealed that the relatives journeyed to the hospital and described the scene as “horrific”. This is the fifth fatal accident on the Essequibo Coast for this year which has claimed the lives of seven persons. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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UG Council hikes tuition fees by 35%

first_img…15% + 10% + 10% over three yearsThe University of Guyana (UG) Council has approved a 15 per cent increase in tuition fees,  the first step in its move to see an overall 35 per cent tuition increase over a three-year period.UG announced on Thursday that following intense discussion, the March 30 extraordinary meeting of the Council, chaired by Chancellor Eon Nigel Harris, voted to increase tuition fees.The decision, it said, came following an examination of the University’s projected budget deficit, the pressing needs of the institution, and projected alternative income streams. Comparative data on private high schools and Universities in Guyana and the Caribbean Region were also examined and the tuition and fees at all the institutions examined were found to be several times higher than those of UG.The University stated that even with the “unavoidable adjustments”, fees at the institution will still be comparatively lower.According to UG, the Council’s decision will be applied to tuition fees for all programmes and for both continuing students and new students for the 2017-2018 academic year. However, it said input from the Student Society was considered, leading to an incremental rollout, where continuing students will now pay an increase of 15 per cent (about $2500 a month), and new students will be required to pay 18 per cent (about $3000 a month).At the same meeting also, the Council reportedly decided to incrementally increase the tuition fee by 10 per cent for  the 2018-2019 academic year for all students, and by a further 10 per cent  for all students for 2019-2020.Meanwhile, while this decision for increased tuition has been made, the University is still battling with its senior staff with regard to negotiations for salary increase.At the same meeting, the Council also authorised the UG Administration to commence negotiations with the two unions at the tertiary institution for remuneration packages based on what the University of Guyana could afford. The Council said it also received clarification from the Finance Ministry that the claim by the unions that the Government of Guyana had provided a fixed sum of money for salaries, which would amount to a 15 per cent salary increase, was inaccurate.In this context, the UG Administration will continue to analyse the University’s budget to determine the fullest possible extent of affordability. It also was stressed that staff performance will be a key factor in determining salaries and benefits, whether monetary or non-monetary.last_img read more

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Two hurt after Dawson Creek collision

first_imgTwo people have been injured after a collision between an SUV and a semi-tractor trailer just west of Dawson Creek.The accident happened Monday evening around 5 p.m. at the intersection of the Dangerous Goods Route and Hwy. 97 South.- Advertisement -Constable Brad Sabo with the Dawson Creek RCMP says the SUV attempted to make a U-turn in front of the semi-tractor trailer, but the truck crashed into the SUV.Sabo says the two occupants of the SUV had to be cut out of the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. They were then taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police say the driver of the semi-tractor trailer was not injured.last_img

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Flyers to taste AAA appetizer

first_imgThe Fort St. John Flyers will get their first taste of AAA hockey this weekend.Saturday and Sunday, the Flyers will take part in an exhibition tournament, where both days they will play the AAA Prince George Mohawks.- Advertisement -The exhibition tournament was set up in order to give the Flyers their first AAA experience of the season, before taking to the ice for the Savage Cup.There is some familiarity between the Flyers and the Mohawks, who played each other six times last season. The teams are scheduled to play each other four more times before the Savage Cup takes place this year.The Flyers will get reacquainted with ex-Flyer Tyler Brough. The forward played for the Flyers during their Allan Cup winning season and currently plays for the AAA Mohawks.Fort St. John will see some previous teammates return to the roster for the weekend’s event. Chris Stevens and Kip Noble will be called up from the Dawson Creek Canucks. As well, Goaltender Clayton Pool will be added to the Flyers roster.Advertisement Saturday’s game starts at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s game will begin at 2 p.m. Both of those games will take place at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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Single mom a sheriff’s academy success story

first_imgLANCASTER – Vanessa Cromie enrolled in Antelope Valley College’s inaugural sheriff’s training academy because she wanted to make a difference. A single mother of two, Cromie said she had to keep reminding herself of that goal as she ran wind sprints in the early morning hours on frost-coated fields or during boxing and grappling drills that left her exhausted. “There’s no room for failure,” she recalls telling herself repeatedly. “I will succeed.” Her perseverance has paid off. Sgt. Dave Miklos, who heads the academy, said training future Antelope Valley deputies locally will benefit the community from a public safety standpoint. He said most Antelope Valley deputies live in the area, which isn’t the case everywhere. More importantly, he said the creation of the academy illustrates the department’s commitment to Antelope Valley law enforcement. “(Baca) knows that there’s a large pool of recruits from this area that he wants to draw from,” Miklos said. “If you live in the community you work in, you have more of an incentive to take care of business.” Sheriff’s Deputy Don Rubio, who’s also involved in the cadet training, said the program will create opportunities for prospective recruits who otherwise might not consider it. He said before the academy at AVC, Antelope Valley residents spent four hours commuting to Whittier. “That just multiplied the stress level for them,” Rubio said. “Now they have more of a comfort zone being close to home, and they have more time to think and study.” Cromie said she isn’t sure how she’d have gotten through the program if she had to commute, noting that she probably wouldn’t have made it without her family helping her care for her two daughters, Kaylin, 4, and Kiara, 1. And although she acknowledged that she’s concerned about juggling parenting and a law-enforcement career, she continues to remind herself of the words that got her through the academy in the first place. “If my kids go to school here, I want to help keep the area as safe as I can,” Cromie said. “Any single parent out there who wants to do it, you can do it,” she said. “You can achieve anything if you’re willing to put in the work.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cromie, a former Palmdale High track and field and cross country standout, is among 42 cadets who will receive California peace officer certificates in a graduation ceremony Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. All but one of the cadets is enrolled in Los Angeles County’s sheriff’s training program. The other is in Los Angeles Unified Police School. State Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, who’s scheduled to speak at the ceremony, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca are among 100 or so dignitaries who’ve been invited. The AVC program is the newest of six such academies in the county. Four are held in Whittier, and the other is at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. The AVC academy was created amid a push to recruit more deputies, who are needed to fill vacancies in fast-growing areas such as the Antelope Valley. last_img read more

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Cleverley strikes late as Watford rock Arsenal

first_imgBut goals from second-half substitute Troy Deeney and midfielder Cleverley earned Marco Silva’s side a victory that moved them above Arsenal and into fourth place in the Premier League table.Arsenal’s first defeat in eight matches in all competitions leaves them nine points behind leaders Manchester City.Wenger had made four changes from the Brighton game before the international break, with Alexis Sanchez the most notable absentee.The forward’s 15,000-mile round trip to South America ended in disappointment as Chile unexpectedly failed to qualify for the World Cup finals and he wasn’t even on the bench at Vicarage Road.There was an early alarm for Watford when Richarlison was hurt in a clash with Alex Iwobi, whose studs landed on the Brazilian’s arm.He was able to continue after the application of a bandage and Hector Bellerin did well to stop his burst into the Arsenal box.Alexandre Lacazette did well to give fellow Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck a sight of goal, but Jose Holebas arrived just at the right moment to clear before the England man could get his shot away.It was that sort of game; promising much yet delivering little, until Mertesacker broke the deadlock in the 39th minute.It came from Granit Xhaka’s corner with the massive German outjumping Cleverley and everyone else to head home from six yards and mark his first Premier League start in 18 months with his first goal in that competition since December 2013.– Inspiration –The goal improved Arsenal markedly and Xhaka forced Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes into two saves before half-time, either side of a good chance that Bellerin poked wide.Watford looked to Richarlison for second-half inspiration and the Brazilian curled an effort just wide.Miguel Britos’s error allowed Arsenal to launch a swift counter-attack but Christian Kabasele’s sliding challenge on Iwobi in the box ended the danger.Arsenal replaced Welbeck with the fit-again Mesut Ozil on the hour mark and it wasn’t long before Watford made a double switch, with Deeney and Andre Carrillo sent on in search of an equaliser.It was Arsenal who almost scored straight away however, with Ozil setting up Iwobi, who was denied by the fingertips of Gomes.On came Olivier Giroud for fellow Frenchman Lacazette and Gomes again rescued Watford with a save to foil Ozil, whose run behind the home defence perhaps should have been flagged offside.It proved crucial as 32 seconds later Bellerin was adjudged to have bundled Richarlison over in the box at the other end by referee Neil Swarbrick.Up stepped Deeney to level coolly in the 71st minute.Arsenal sought to regain the lead but another promising attack with men over ended when Nacho Monreal delayed his shot and was dispossessed.Mertesacker almost conceded an own goal five minutes from time when substitute Etienne Capoue’s shot bounced off his chest and wide via Petr Cech’s left-hand post.But Arsenal could not survive four minutes of added time, which saw Cleverley smash the ball into the roof of the net on the rebound after Cech had denied Holebas.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Welbeck looks to evade a lunging tackle from Watford defender Adrian Mariappa as he looks to break clear on the halfway line.Photo/Daily MailWATFORD, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Arsenal’s four-game winning run came to a stunning end at Watford as Tom Cleverley’s stoppage-time strike sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.Per Mertesacker’s first Premier League goal in 1,400 days had given Arsene Wenger’s side the platform to maintain their recent surge.last_img read more

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Local campaigner embroiled in row with Corrie bosses

first_imgA Donegal Disability and Equality Awareness campaigner has become embroiled in a row with bosses from hit UK soap Coronation Street, over their use of the world ‘cripple’ in their popular show.Frank Larkin is one of the most prominent and passionate disability and equality campaigners in Ireland.His latest project will see him attempt to produce an accessibility guide of Letterkenny. However, aside from embarking on that project, Larkin has pulled up the producers of Coronation Street over their use of the word ‘cripple’.Larkin posted the following message on his Facebook timeline, “Last night when the word “INVALID” was used on Coronation Street – I wrote to them pointing out that this word should not be used.“I asked specific questions and advised disability awareness training. “I got a standard reply saying it had been passed on to the editorial team and none of my questions were answered.“Disability yet again not being taken seriously.He received his response today but Larkin is unsatisfied with the response and feels he is being fobbed off.Larkin posted the following on his Facebook timeline, “This is the response from Coronation Street regarding the use of the word cripple. ‪#‎NotHappy‬ ‪#‎FeelingFobbedOff‬.“Thank you for your email regarding the language used in a recent episode of Coronation Street and I have of course passed your comments onto both our Series Editor and Producer. “Characters are sometimes rude and confrontational, especially in extreme situations. Some characters are by their nature more abrasive or indeed foolish than others and their actions and language reflect this. “We always consider the use of highly dramatic language in scripts very carefully and we only use it where it is in context with the scene and the character’s emotions at that time and we go to considerable lengths to ensure that we adhere to the Broadcast Code at all times. “However it is never our intention to upset any of our viewers with the language used so please accept my sincere apologies for the distress caused by David’s comments to Audrey. “Once again thank you for your e-mail and I do hope this issue does not spoil your future engagement with the drama we portray and if you would like to take this matter further you can contact our regulator Ofcom at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA. “Yours with Best Wishes, David Nugent, Coronation Street.” Local campaigner embroiled in row with Corrie bosses was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Coronation StreetFeaturesFrank Larkinnewsrowlast_img read more

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ESB STRIKE CALLED OFF AS TALKS REACH A DEAL

first_imgA PLANNED strike by ESB workers has been called off after a weekend talks deal.A statement just released by the ESB Group of Unions said: “The resolution is on the basis of the Union Mandate to protect the ESB Pension Scheme as a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme and to maintain existing agreements being fully met.“As a result the ESB Disputes Committee have confirmed that Strike Notice will be withdrawn. “This resolution underpins the agreed position regarding our members’ pension scheme.”The union had earmarked two hydro-electric plants for closure if the strike went ahead in eight days time.But after three days of talks with the Labour Relations Commission, the strike has been averted.The move will be welcomed across the country.  ESB STRIKE CALLED OFF AS TALKS REACH A DEAL was last modified: December 9th, 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:averteddonegalESBstrikelast_img read more

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