Etheridge, Cardiff relegated

first_imgLeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View comments Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player PLAY LIST 01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player01:32Neil Etheridge on PH reaching the Asian Cup for the first time00:55Neil Etheridge on his decision to not hold a soccer academy in PH this past summer02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Cardiff actually had an outside chance of avoiding the drop with Brighton owning a tougher fixture list to end the season, but the Bluebirds faltered with their fourth loss in the last five games, which meant they failed to erase a four-point gap with only a match against Manchester United remaining in their schedule.“It’s a really sad day for us all and everyone involved at the club,” said Etheridge. “Throughout the season, everyone at the club and every player gave everything so this is extremely hard to take.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Battling relegation for almost the entire season, Cardiff City and its goalkeeper, Filipino international Neil Etheridge, couldn’t avoid the drop after yet another heartbreaking defeat on the penultimate week of the English Premier League season.Etheridge could do little to stop the Bluebirds from absorbing a 2-3 loss to Crystal Palace at Cardiff Stadium last Saturday, which paved the way for their relegation to the second-tier English Championship next season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Great recoverylast_img read more

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Diasporas linkages

first_imgThe news that 20 Members of Parliament (MP’s) from both sides of the political aisles – along with three Mayors – were part of a delegation to a People of Indian Origin (PIO) parliamentarian conference hosted by the Government of India, was a very welcome development. For years, since the beginning of the millennium, India has sponsored what had been annual “Pravasi Bharitiya Divas” – Overseas Indian Day – on January 9; the day on which Mohandas Gandhi had returned to India in 1915 from a 20-year stay in South Africa.There, not so incidentally, he had invented and honed the techniques of non-violent resistance – “Satya Graha” or “Truth Force” – which was to inspire colonies across the British Empire in Guyana and Africa in their struggles for independence. An integral aspect of British colonialism was to transport “natives” from its colonies in Africa, India and even China which was nominally free, to provide labour in other colonies. First it was slave labour from Africa and then indentured labour from Portugal, India and China.This massive movement of human bodies across continents resulted in the creation of “Diasporas” of people from these latter countries. In the case of Africa, the “countries” as we know them had not even been created – ironically by the colonials who divided up the world without any “consultations” with the natives. The word “Diaspora” was first applied to the Jewish people who had been scattered across the globe in several expulsions starting in pre-historic times and extending into the twentieth century.The slave experience in the colonies and the severe underdevelopment of Africa inspired the first consciousness of a new “diasporic” thinking in modern times. This was not surprising in light of the modern nature of race and racism that developed during the enslavement of peoples from Africa: a common oppressive system creates to a large extent, a common view of the world and a common identity. The First Pan-African Congress (PAC) was organised in 1900 in Britain and attracted delegates from the US, the Caribbean and Africa.The most fateful was the fifth PAC held in Manchester in 1945 just as WWII had ended: the attendees were to return to their countries to lead the latter to independence. The Conferences then shifted to Africa from 1974 by which time most countries there had achieved independence. The movement was accepted by the African Union (AU) and the last and 8th PAC was held in Accra, Ghana in 2015. There is presently a call for a 9th PAC.The Chinese and Indian diasporic communities were comparatively unorganised until the last quarter of the 20th century as the originating countries began to develop economically. Deng Xio Ping, in 1980, for instance, overturned the hands-off attitude to overseas People of Chinese ancestry and actively encouraged them to return and assist in China’s drive towards industrialisation and development. The policy proved so successful, that almost every other country with Diasporas started to emulate it – including Guyana.India belatedly entered the arena as mentioned with its PBD meetings in 2003 but these were primarily “meet-and-greet” gatherings emanating from previous efforts of non-governmental organisations such as the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), that were dominated by “Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) who were very focused on exploiting business opportunities. After the Government of PM Narendra Modi took office in 2014, the PBD’s were scheduled biennially and involved focused constituents that contributed to the formulation of policies that strategically addressed the needs of both the overseas communities and India.That the PBD involved Shashi Tharoor from the Opposition Congress Party was a very powerful signal that the Modi Government would not transfer its domestic partisanship on the Diaspora stage. This is a welcome example to those parliamentarians from Guyana who represented the Government and the Opposition. Domestically, there may be differences in approach to any or all issues.But ultimately there is only one country, Guyana, which they must all develop.last_img read more

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Who disbanded the secretariat?

first_imgDear Editor,A section of the media report on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, said the “Integrity Commission does not intend to pursue declaration of assets and liabilities from public officials which should have been made before 2018.” This report is very telling and forces you to question the integrity of the Integrity Commission.This is not the first time the integrity of the Integrity Commission has come into question. In March this year, when the Integrity Commission Chairman, Kumar Doraisami, was sworn in to his position, he said he was never interested in the position until, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo called him and then he decided to take up the offer. So what were Guyanese people supposed to think?Now we read that there will be no declaration of assets of public officials for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.Why is Doraisami not pushing for the declaration of assets to be made to the Integrity Commission for those three years?It seems as if Doraisami is making excuses for public officials, especially the coalition Government Ministers, when he talks about there not being an Integrity Commission Secretariat in place from 2015. But who disbanded the Secretariat? It was the coalition Government who fired all the people working at the Secretariat.Even so, Doraisami has a responsibility to the Guyanese people. There is nothing preventing him from requesting that all public officials make their declarations to the Integrity Commission for 2015 straight through to 2018. He has the power to do so.If Doraisami fails to act, it would be an indictment on his own integrity.Regards,Attiya Bakshlast_img read more

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First Lady calls for balance in formal education

first_imgFirst Lady Mrs Sandra Granger said on Friday that education is the only way to ensure that young people achieve their full potential and are able to participate in the sustainable growth and development of themselves, their families, communities, and the country as a whole.Speaking at a Youth Conference hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterFirst Lady Mrs Sandra Granger poses with participants and facilitators of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Youth ConferenceDay Saints at Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, the First Lady said she hopes that participants also see the importance of embracing education and learning in both the journey to achieve their goals and in order to become productive citizens.“Because of the Twenty-First Century global environment, I hope that it [education] is also of burning importance to you, our leaders of the Twenty-First Century; because you will inherit and be responsible for our environment, which includes not only the geographical space occupied by our nation, but the impact on the social, economic and political life of its citizens, and the conservation of our flora and fauna,” the First Lady is quoted as saying by the Ministry of the Presidency.She said Guyana is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and therefore decisions have to be made on how those resources can be harnessed and utilised in a way that leads to sustainable development.The First Lady told the youths that some of the issues the country will face as a result of climate change can be addressed through the formal education system. However, the vital human element needed to guide and implement policies needs to be buttressed by instilling moral values in the people.“In essence, our children have to be nourished in every sense of the word from early childhood. They must be trained in behaviours which recognise and respect the intrinsic value of every human being. These behaviours must be underlined and reinforced as they enter the formal education system; so that, while pursuing academic achievement, our young people develop an ingrained sense of what is good and just,” the First Lady said.Following her presentation, the First Lady had a brief interaction with her audience. At the close of the session, the Guyana National Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sister Rowena Bowen, presented her with a token of appreciation for her words of advice and her willingness to participate in the session.last_img read more

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‘Lies’ and ‘lack of balls’ left Ocon out in cold, fumes Wolff

first_imgBut Renault instead made a surprise swoop for Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo after Carlos Sainz left to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren.That meant both doors had been slammed shut on the Mercedes-backed junior driver Ocon, who now looks almost certain to be squeezed out of Formula One in 2019.“What has been going on this year in July and August was just unbelievable,” fumed Mercedes chief Wolff.“There was so much politics in the background, hidden agendas and lies,” an angry Wolff told British television channel Sky F1 at the Singapore Grand Prix.“Not all of the good kids are going to be in cars next year and Esteban will probably be one of them.“In July he had two offers on the table and it was just a case of choosing which one was the right one. Then he ended up without anything because people simply don’t have the balls to stick to what they say.”Ocon told reporters in Singapore it was difficult to accept the fact he may not be in Formula One next season.“It’s hard to believe I was in a great position two months ago and things have gone that way now,” the Force India driver said Thursday.“I worked really hard to get here and this year I think I progressed compared to last year,” added Ocon, who qualified in third place for last month’s Belgian Grand Prix.Only Haas, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Williams are yet to finalise both drivers for next season meaning Ocon’s hopes of a seat are dwindling.“I’m fighting hard to do the best I can every race,” Ocon said in the Singapore paddock.“Driving here not knowing what I will do next year, it’s hard to swallow.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000French driver Esteban Ocon now looks almost certain to be squeezed out of Formula One in 2019 after deals with Renault and McLaren fell through © AFP / Manan VATSYAYANASINGAPORE, Singapore, Sep 14 – Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff on Friday launched an extraordinary attack on fellow Formula One bosses for their “lies” and “lack of balls” which have left Esteban Ocon without a drive next season.Two months ago Ocon had received provisional deals to sign for either Renault or McLaren after Force India were taken over by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll who will replace the French 21-year-old with his son Lance.last_img read more

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Support fundraiser being held for local resident

first_imgProceeds from the event will help Oak, a long time member of the Fort St. John community, alleviate the stress related costs of battling cancer, such as travel, medication and necessary time away from work.The fun filled evening will include drinks, tasty snacks, a variety of party games, head shaving and a slew of prizes to be won.Former Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce president Brent Hodson, a former co-worker of Oak, says it’s important the community shows its support for Oak, a community she has been so involved with for numerous years.- Advertisement -“She was integral in having the Fort St. John chamber win the best communication award last year for chambers in B.C. and I mean, without her and the work that she does I don’t think Fort St. John would be the way it is today.” He adds “What’s affecting her is very sad and I understand it’s a tough time for her and the family, but anything we can do to help them out to make it an easier time is greatly appreciated.”Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and tickets can either be purchased at the door for $15 or by contacting Kelsey Stevens at 250-261-9920.last_img read more

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Cowan frustrated by latest injury

first_imgBy Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER Patrick Cowan did a suitable job replacing the injured Ben Olson until he got injured himself. Cowan sat in his chair and scowled when asked about his sprained right knee. “I don’t want to talk about it yet,” Cowan said. But the crutches near his locker said everything. Cowan wouldn’t say when or how he was injured, but he didn’t have to. As UCLA players filtered into the Rose Bowl locker room, highlights of the 44-31 win over Washington showed Cowan grabbing his knee after taking a hit on Dan Howell’s interception early in the fourth quarter. Cowan never returned. McLeod Bethel-Thompson, a walk-on redshirt freshman, filled in just fine. He didn’t complete a pass, but he didn’t attempt one, either. On Bethel-Thomspon’s first drive of the fourth quarter, Chris Markey rattled off a 72-yard touchdown run. And then, Matthew Slater scored on an 85-yard kickoff return to give UCLA a 38-24 lead. Bethel-Thompson didn’t have to engineer any fourth-quarter comeback victories. “It was fun,” Bethel-Thompson said. “But it was really, really unfortunate that Pat went down. My job was to be ready as the No. 2 quarterback. I was prepared. Really, all I needed to do was run down the clock. The line did a great job.” UCLA has used three quarterbacks this season. If Olson doesn’t return to practice this week and Cowan’s injury is serious – serious enough to keep him out of another game – then Bethel-Thompson would make his first career start. Receiver Gavin Ketchum suffered a right ankle sprain and was on crutches after the game. He was unsure how long he’ll be out. Price happy to take part Surely, UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price wanted more, but given where he spent the last three Saturdays, spot duty at the Rose Bowl was a huge improvement. Price, the heralded freshman who sat out the first three games while waiting to be cleared by the NCAA, made his debut in a tight spot Saturday in the second quarter of UCLA’s game with Washington. The Huskies had a first-and-goal on the 2-yard line when Price checked in. He held up his block as Washington quarterback Jake Locker ran left, and eventually lost a yard. It was a small step, but at least Price’s first-play jitters were alleviated. “I’m happy to be out here,” Price said. “I’m happy to be a part of the team.” Fresh (false) start A week after UCLA committed six false starts, including four by the offensive line, the Bruins had three in the first quarter against the Huskies. Left tackle Micah Kia, who was whistled for two against Utah, had more trouble against Washington. He was whistled for a false start to begin UCLA’s second possession, and five plays later Kia and left guard P.J. Irvin were jointly called for one. On UCLA’s next possession, Kia was replaced by Aleksey Lanis, although Kia later returned. OSU for Everett? Bruins senior receiver Marcus Everett missed the game with a sprained ankle, but expects to be available next week at Oregon State, according to sources. Everett, who had 10 catches for 134 yards in UCLA’s first three games, was injured in the closing minutes of last week’s 44-6 loss at Utah. He was on crutches during the week, but no longer is using them and expects to return to practice this week, sources said. brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want 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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Premier League clubs ranked by the average stay of their players – shortest to longest

first_img 20 The days of one-club men in the Premier League are seemingly over.No longer do we see the likes of Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville, Ledley King and Tony Hibbert leading their beloved teams.Nowadays it’s more likely to see players hop from club to club as they try to reach the top, or leave clubs too early and, sometimes rapidly, drop down the football pyramid.So, with help from the CIES Football Observatory, we’ve taken a look at which Premier League sides hold on to their stars for the longest.Click the right arrow above to see which teams’ players have the longest average stay… 20 20 6. West Brom – Average player stay = 3.09 seasons 20 14. Liverpool – Average player stay = 2.54 seasons 11. Leicester City – Average player stay = 2.65 seasons 20 20 20 16. Watford – Average player stay = 2.31 seasons 17. Aston Villa – Average player stay = 2.30 seasons 19. West Ham United – Average player stay = 2.27 seasons 20 7. Manchester United – Average player stay = 3.08 seasons 13. Southampton – Average player stay = 2.56 seasons 20 20 1. Everton – Average player stay = 4.14 seasons 20 20 10. Norwich City – Average player stay = 2.81 seasons 5. Manchester City – Average player stay = 3.19 seasons 20 20 9. Stoke City – Average player stay = 2.88 seasons 20 8. Swansea City – Average player stay = 2.92 seasons 15. Crystal Palace – Average player stay – 2.43 seasons 3. Chelsea – Average player stay = 3.33 seasons 20 20 12. Bournemouth – Average player stay = 2.59 seasons 20 4. Newcastle United – Average player stay = 3.21 seasons 20. Sunderland – Average player stay = 2.24 seasons – find out which clubs have players stay the longest , just click the arrow above 20 2. Arsenal – Average player stay = 3.80 seasons 20 18. Tottenham Hotspur – Average player stay = 2.28 seasons last_img read more

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Towering writer Mailer had ego to match

first_imgNEW YORK – Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation, died early Saturday in Manhattan. He was 84. The cause was acute renal failure, his family said. Mailer burst on the scene in 1948 with “The Naked and the Dead,” a partly autobiographical novel about World War II, and for six decades he was rarely far from center stage. He published more than 30 books, including novels, biographies and works of nonfiction, and twice won the Pulitzer Prize: for “The Armies of the Night” (1968), which also won the National Book Award, and “The Executioner’s Song” (1979). He also wrote, directed and acted in several low-budget movies, helped found The Village Voice and for many years was a regular guest on TV talk shows, where he could be counted on to make oracular pronouncements and deliver provocative opinions, sometimes coherently and sometimes not. Mailer belonged to the old literary school that regarded novel-writing as a heroic enterprise undertaken by heroic characters with egos to match. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He was the most transparently ambitious writer of his era, seeing himself in competition not just with his contemporaries but with the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. He was also the least shy and risk-averse of writers. He eagerly sought public attention. He was a celebrity long before most authors were lured into the limelight. At different points in his life, Mailer was a prodigious drinker and drug-taker, a womanizer, a devoted family man, a would-be politician who ran for mayor of New York, a hipster existentialist, an anti-war protester, an opponent of women’s liberation and an all-purpose feuder and short-fused brawler, who with the slightest provocation would happily engage in head-butting, arm-wrestling and random punch-throwing. Boxing obsessed him and inspired some of his best writing. Any time he met a critic or a reviewer, even a friendly one, he would put up his fists and drop into a crouch. He transformed American journalism by introducing to nonfiction writing some of the techniques of the novelist and by placing at the center of his reporting a brilliant, flawed and larger-than- life character who was none other than Norman Mailer himself. Norman Kingsley – or, in Hebrew, Nachem Malek – Mailer was born in Long Branch, N.J., on Jan. 31, 1923. His father was Isaac Barnett Mailer, a South African emigre; his mother was the former Fanny Schneider, who came from a vibrant clan in Long Branch. When Norman was 9, the family moved to Brooklyn. In 1939, he enrolled as a 16-year-old freshman at Harvard, where he intended to major in aeronautical engineering but fell in love with literature. Mailer graduated from Harvard in 1943, determined on a literary career. He was drafted in 1944 and was sent to the Philippines. Mailer saw little combat and finished his Army career as a cook in occupied Japan. But his wartime experience became the raw material for “The Naked and the Dead,” which remains his greatest literary and commercial success. Mailer drifted for much of the 1950s, frequently drunk or stoned or both. In 1960, he stabbed and seriously wounded his second wife, Adele Morales. She declined to press charges. Mailer ran for mayor of New York in 1969 as a secessionist candidate, campaigning to make New York City the 51st state. In the 1970s, Mailer entered into a long feud with feminists and proponents of women’s liberation, and in a famous 1971 debate with Germaine Greer at Town Hall in Manhattan he declared himself an “enemy of birth control.” In 1977, Mailer began receiving letters from Jack Henry Abbott, a Utah prison inmate. Mailer saw literary talent in Abbott’s letters and helped him publish them in an acclaimed volume called “In the Belly of the Beast.” He also lobbied to get Abbott paroled. In 1981, a few weeks after being released, Abbott, by then a darling in leftist literary circles, killed a man in New York, and his champion became a target of national outrage. The episode was the last great controversy of Mailer’s career. Chastened perhaps, and stabilized by his marriage to Norris Church, a former model whom he wed in 1980, Mailer mellowed and even turned sedate. The former hostess-baiter and scourge of parties became a regular guest at black-tie benefits and dinners. Mailer’s later important works include “Ancient Evenings” (1983), a lengthy tale of pharaonic Egypt; “Tough Guys Don’t Dance” (1984), a quickly written thriller that Mailer called his personal favorite; “Harlot’s Ghost” (1991), a complex story about the CIA; and “The Gospel According to the Son” (1997), a first-person novel about Jesus. Mailer was married six times, counting a quickie with Carol Stevens, whom he wed and divorced within a couple of days in 1980 to grant legitimacy to their daughter, Maggie. Besides Morales, Stevens and Church, his other wives were Bea Silverman, Lady Jeanne Campbell and Beverly Rentz Bentley. His marriage to Church lasted until his death. By his various wives, Mailer had eight children, all of whom survive him. Also surviving are an adopted son and 10 grandchildren. Perhaps uncharacteristically, Mailer was an old-fashioned, attentive father. The financial burden of supporting his offspring, as well as keeping up with alimony payments, caused him to churn out several novels and articles for a quick payday. At his death, Mailer was writing a sequel to “The Castle in the Forest” (2007), a story about Hitler narrated by the devil. He was a tireless worker, and if some of his books were not as good as he had hoped, none was forgettable or without his distinctive stamp. MOST NOTABLE Norman Mailer published more than 30 books in a career of almost 60 years. These are among his most notable: “The Naked and the Dead” (1948): Called one of the greatest war novels ever, and not without reason. In certain ways it was apprentice work, and parts of it now seem a little old-fashioned, but it’s still a work or tremendous power and vividness. “Advertisements for Myself” (1959): Essentially a collection of Mailer’s Village Voice columns, this volume offers the earliest sustained glimpse of his characteristic, full-throated journalistic style: brash, hip, provocative, ironic and self-regarding. “The Armies of the Night” (1968): This account of the 1967 protest march against the Pentagon created what came to be called the nonfiction novel, journalism that employed many of the techniques of novel writing. One main character is Mailer himself. “The Executioner’s Song” (1979): An account of the life and death of Gary Gilmore that many critics regard as Mailer’s true masterpiece. He invented a brand-new voice for himself here: part literary ventriloquism, part pure style. “Ancient Evenings” (1983): An immensely long book about ancient Egypt that is easily Mailer’s most ambitious novel. Maddening at times, brilliant at others; an imaginative tour de force. “Tough Guys Don’t Dance” (1984): Mailer’s own favorite of all his books is a taut, dark thriller that he knocked off in a couple of months to pay the bills. “Harlot’s Ghost” (1991): A densely plotted novel about the CIA, which Mailer invests with near-mythological properties. The title character is based loosely on James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. – The New York Times160Want 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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DONEGAL COMPUTER GAME COMPANY OWNER HAS A VIRUS OF A HIT ON HIS HANDS!

first_imgAn exciting new computer game set up by a Co Donegal man has become a huge hit amongst gamers.Jellyflug is the brains of Lifford man Jim Murray who has set up a agames company in Derry. Jellyflug is the first game produced by Troll Inc.Jellyflug, which reached number 10 in the games rankings in Ireland, bring gamers into the wonderful world of micro organisms.Gamers can experience hours adventure exploring the microscopic world through the eyes of bacterium.It’s just the first game which Troll Inc and Donegal man Jim hope to bring to the market.  DONEGAL COMPUTER GAME COMPANY OWNER HAS A VIRUS OF A HIT ON HIS HANDS! was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 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:Jim MurrayTroll Inclast_img read more

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