PBA board not consulted by SBP about Asian Games withdrawal

first_imgPBA presscon re the Asiad is about to begin. Stay tuned. #WeArePBA pic.twitter.com/DjORSz8ChM— PBA (@pbaconnect) July 27, 2018The Philippine Basketball Association also aired its displeasure that the country will not be represented in the Asian Games but at the same time, reiterated that it maintains 100% support of Gilas Pilipinas despite what took place Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Represented by seven members of its board and commissioner Willie Marcial in a press conference before Game 1 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday night, the league expressed its disappointment that it wasn’t even informed of the pullout which the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas decided to do late Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pullout Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Dickie Bachmann, the Alaska representative who was also present, said that it was painful that fans took to social media to blast the PBA when in fact “we have been very supportive of the national campaign all this time.”READ: Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pulloutRaymond Zorilla of Phoenix Petroleum said that it was painful that “the SBP came up with that decision. We all knew we were going (to the Games).” And that the SBP should “give us the courtesy of being informed, consulted, the way we were being informed and consulted during the formation of Gilas teams.”“I found out of the decision this morning on Twitter,” Zorilla said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcial and Barangay Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua said that the PBA simply cannot suspend its tournaments to accommodate the Asian Games campaign because the league would have to stop operations for close to two months to do that.Chua said that the belief of fans that the San Miguel group is stingy in lending its players is far from the truth, pointing out the Christian Standhardinger case in the Fiba 3X3 where San Miguel’s prized rookie was injured.“Sana naman maintindihan nila (fans), si Christian nga pinalaro namin sa 3X3, napilay. Ayun, hindi namin mapakinabangan,” said Chua. “I think it’s a matter of scheduling (the international tournaments). San Miguel and its teams are willing to lend (players).”READ: Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian GamesThe board also stressed that, in earlier talks with the SBP, that the cage body on two occasions through coach Chot Reyes said that it wasn’t keen on sending PBA players to the Games because the SBP’s preference was for a sustained participation in the Fiba World Cup’s Qualifying windows.ADVERTISEMENT READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian Games In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

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Arteta favourite to become Arsenal manager

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta was assessed in the City dressing room after being left with a cut to the head, the Guardian reportedLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Mikel Arteta is now the favourite to become the next Arsenal manager, Sky Sports News understands.Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis wants Arsene Wenger’s successor to fulfil a head coach role to fit into the club’s new management structure. Former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, who has been working as assistant coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, has no management experience.Gazidis, who has said he is not scared of making a bold appointment, wants the new boss to keep playing progressive football, to embody the values of the club and to be keen on developing young players.Arsenal want to take their time and are planning on making an appointment before the World Cup starts in a month.Gazidis is working his way through a preferred list of candidates with head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Other names being considered include Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann, Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri.It is understood the new manager will be able to bring in his own backroom staff.Also leaving with Wenger are coaches Boro Primorac, Neil Banfield, Gerry Peyton and Tony Colbert, and physio Colin Lewin.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 28

first_img 12 12 12 Out: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – £9.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Olivier Giroud was dropped to the bench on Sunday having not scored in his last five league outings. While he was sat twiddling his fingers, Danny Welbeck netted once again for the Gunners meaning that the Frenchman’s first team spot looks to be under serious threat. In: Danny Rose (Tottenham) – £5.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With a goal and an assist in his last two games, Spurs’ attacking left back Danny Rose has shown his ability to pick up points even when his side don’t manage to keep a clean sheet. Out: Andre Ayew (Swansea) – £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Andre Ayew had a bit of a renaissance period for Swansea in January as he rediscovered some of his early season form by scoring two goals in three games. Now however, Ayew is without a goal in four and his renaissance looks to be well and truly over. 12 Out: Pedro (Chelsea) – £8.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Chelsea made the earliest substitution of the season on Sunday, as Pedro limped off the pitch with a hamstring injury and was replaced by Oscar in just the sixth minute. It is not yet known when the Spaniard will return. 12 In: Willian (Chelsea) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you’re ready to risk putting Chelsea players back into your team, Willian should probably be first in line. By far Chelsea’s player of the season, Willian has been showing his class again in recent weeks, as the Brazilian has picked up a goal and two assists in his last two matches. Out: Odion Ighalo (Watford) – £6.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With just the one goal in his last eight matches, Watford’s Odion Ighalo cannot be justified to be taking up one of your striker spots at the moment. Out: Chris Smalling (Manchester United) – £6.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – He’s only kept one clean sheet since the start of February and is now struggling with injury again. Chris Smalling is simply not justifying his £6.7m price tag at present and needs to make way for more affordable options in your side. In: Michail Antonio (West Ham) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – You should probably be considering bringing Michail Antonio into your side for his Homer Simpson celebration alone. But if that’s not enough for you, then the fact that he’s priced at only £5.2m and has picked up 26 points in his last four gameweeks should attract your interest. 12 12 In: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With Rooney and Martial both injured, Manchester United have been forced to turn to 18-year-old Marcus Rashford. It’s not worked out too badly so far! If you’re looking for a cheap striker, the £4.5m guy who has scored four goals within the last seven days is probably a good pick. Out: Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) – £5.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Now that we know the full extent of Matteo Darmian’s dislocated shoulder injury, we know that he needs to come out of our fantasy teams. 12 A surprise set of midweek fixtures are sneaking up on us once again, with the transfer deadline being set for 18:45 on Tuesday evening.We all have one mate who’s inevitably going to forget about that deadline, so the time to make your Fantasy Premier League changes is now.With no League Cup final to interrupt proceedings, there is a full fixture list spread evenly across Tuesday and Wednesday this week. However, you could be forgiven for being a little confused, as Liverpool and Manchester City face each other once again on Wednesday.Don’t worry though, you will definitely get points for the game this time! That’s just the way the fixture list has panned out.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 12 12 12 In: Jose Fonte (Southampton) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of these more affordable options is Southampton’s Jose Fonte. The Saints have kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches and look likely to build on that tally in their next three fixtures against Bournemouth, Sunderland and Stoke. In: Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – And if you’re looking for a replacement for Giroud, why not go for the man who appears to have displaced him? Danny Welbeck has two in two since returning from injury and costs £1.7m less then his teammate.last_img read more

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CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROVE LETTERKENNY HAS ‘SOUL’!

first_imgA CAMPAIGN has been launched to prove Letterkenny does have Soul!After the Lonely Planet Guide 2012 described Letterkenny as having ‘no soul,’ Andrea McGowan has set out to prove them wrong.“Letterkenny’s Got Soul” on March 23rd will prove to the world that the town has a thriving soul within our community, she says. The event in The Cavern, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny will bring soul music and soul food to the town, and at only €10 a ticket, all of the proceeds will go to charity. Food on the night will include fried chicken, cornbread, barbecue ribs, apple pie, Mississippi mud pie and pecan pie, giving us a real taste of Southern soul!There will also be a raffle with a chance to win a 4* hotel break on the night.“Like most Letterkenny people, hearing that the Lonely Planet Guide 2012 has slated Letterkenny for having ‘no soul’ was a painful experience!” says Andrea,  “so I’m setting out to prove them wrong, and all in the name of a good cause.”As part of her ‘Give Time 2012’ campaign to promote volunteering in Ireland by volunteering with a different group for each week of the year, Andrea joined the Irish Wheelchair Association on their ski trip to Livigno, Italy on the 21st of January. Andrea will need to raise a minimum of €2750 to help the charity in return for her place on the ski trip, and the ‘Letterkenny’s Got Soul’ event will go some way to raising that amount.Andrea is calling on local residents to come along on the night to support this great cause. You can turn up on the night, from 9pm, but if you would like to book tickets, at €10 each, contact Andrea on 085 1254 158, by email amcgowan.marketing@gmail.com, on twitter @Cloud_Ireland or visit givetime2012.wordpress.com. Tickets are also available from Link2 in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre. In case you’ve forgotten The Lonely Planet Guide 2012 stated: “Ruined by the excesses of the Celtic Tiger era, Letterkenny is a market town run amok. Mindless development has resulted in numerous faceless retail parks lining the roads, traffic problems and a complete lack of soul. However, as Donegal’s largest town, it’s buzzing with students and young professionals, and there’s a good choice of restaurants and accommodation.”CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROVE LETTERKENNY HAS ‘SOUL’! was last modified: March 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROVE LETTERKENNY HAS ‘SOUL’!last_img read more

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SCHOOL EMBRACING FACEBOOK TO ATTRACT NEW PUPILS

first_imgGartan School hopes to attract new pupils.A small Donegal primary school has set up a new Facebook page in the hope of displaying all it has to offer any prospective pupils.Gartan National School in Churchill currently has 19 pupils bout is hoping to attract more.Head Teacher, Ms Caroline Carey said “Gartan National School currently has 19 pupils and we are keen to get the school some local exposure to boost enrolment numbers in September.” Gartan NS has a proud history.The school has an enrolment evening on Wednesday 11th March between 7.00pm and 8.30pm and would welcome all parents to come and see the school, examples of pupils work and chat to staff.And Ms. Carey said “We would be very grateful if you would all Like and Share our new Facebook page www.facebook.com/gartanns you will be entered into competition TO WIN A €20 SHOP LK voucher, with the winner to be drawn on St Patrick’s Day, and announced on our Facebook page.”“As a small school, we hope our new Facebook page will allow the community to see the excellent work our pupils produce, give an insight into our school ethos, and more than anything else, demonstrate the fun we have learning together” Ms Carey said.Gartan NS celebrated their Centenary year in 2011, and during research for this came across the old Corporal Punishment Record Book dating back to the 1920’s. Ms Carey assures any prospective pupils that there will be no more entries in the book!!!So, if you have children of enrolment age this coming September, we’d love to hear from you, show you around our school and answer any questions you may have.Contact Ms. Caroline Carey, Head Teacher on 074 9137443.SCHOOL EMBRACING FACEBOOK TO ATTRACT NEW PUPILS was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChurchilldonegalGartan National Schoollast_img read more

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MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON DONEGAL SEX OFFENCE CHARGES

first_imgA Dublin man has appeared before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls including offences which took place in Donegal.The offences are alleged to have happened on dates between 2007 and 2011 at locations in Dublin and Donegal.They include 40 counts of child exploitation, three counts of alleged sexual assault and seven of defilement of a child under the age of 17. Last April the accused – who cannot be named – was sent forward for trial by Judge Cormac Dunne at Dublin District Court.Today Judge Ellen Ring set a date for his arraignment of July 29, and remanded him on continuing bail pending his next appearance.MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON DONEGAL SEX OFFENCE CHARGES was last modified: May 23rd, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION

first_imgA Donegal man who was charged with possession of firearms and IRA membership before the Special Criminal Court in March has been additionally charged with possession of ammunition.The Irish Independent reports that Shane Rowan (39), of Forest Park, Killygordan was today charged with the possession of 78 rounds of 9mm parabellum calibre ammunition at the same address on March 9th this year.Detective Garda Leanne Cruise, of the Special Detective Unit, told the court that she met Mr Rowan at the court today, where she read over the charge to the accused man, before cautioning him.Mr Rowan made no reply, she told the court. Previously, Mr Rowan was charged with the possession of three assault rifles, including a Chinese Type 56, a Romanian PM63 and a Zastava M70, as well as three magazines suitable for use in each rifle, at Tuiterath, Balrath, Slane, County Meath on March 9th.He was also charged with possession of 75 rounds of assorted manufactured 7.62 by 39mm calibre ammunition at the same place on the same date.Additionally, Mr Rowan was charged with membership of an unlawful organization styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA, also on the same date.The book of evidence for all four charges was served on Mr Rowan today and the court heard that his case will be heard on July 19th.Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding with Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge Cormac Dunne, remanded the accused man in custody until that date.DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION was last modified: July 7th, 2016 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:ammunitiondonegalShane Rowanlast_img read more

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GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLF ALLIANCE RESULTS

first_imgNorth Western Golf Alliance played at Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)       Golf Club par 71 s.s.s. 7118th February 20121st Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C. 76 2ND Nett Ryan McGowan (6) Strabane G.C. 803RD Nett Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C. 824TH Nett Sean Quigg (3) City of Derry G.C. 835TH Nett Clive Davison (15) Letterkenny G.C. 84 6th Nett Eddie Mc Hugh (11) Strabane G.C. 86 B.O.T.1st Gross Michael McGeady (Scr) McCambridge Duffy 822nd Gross Noel Callan (Scr) Faughan Valley G.C. 84 B.O.T.3RD Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) Rosapenna G.C. 844TH Gross Paul McGuigan (3)   Foyle G.C. 86 5TH Gross James Kelly (Scr) City of Derry G.C. 876TH Gross John Sweeney (6) Portsalon G.C. 98Sean Quigg had a “2” and will receive 4 golf balls as a reward for his accuracy.The Alliance’s visit to Sandy Hills will live long in the memory of the 48 intrepid competitors who ventured out. The weather a fortnight ago in Portsalon was not conducive to the playing of golf and today was no different a strong at times gale force wind augmented with hail stones that seemed bent on going through the players led to some cataclysmic scoring. The course was well set up off the very back markers and like most links courses during the off season showed the upgrading of the course with new bunkers and teeing areas being constructed. The wintry conditions allied with the undoubted difficulties of the course made scoring seem impossible at times.There were just 14 cards returned by the 48 competitors.In the Nett it was the winner of the golfer of the season Odran Mc Gettigan who triumphed by no less than 4 strokes .He has been a model of consistency all year. His prowess at the par 3’s was the key to his good scoreIn the Gross section after 9 Michael McGeady and Enda Kennedy were locked on 40 that is 5 over Following them were Noel Callan on 43 and Ryan McGowan on 44.as they progressed through the course Enda started to pull away so that by the 17th he was cruising .However he ended up in the bunker in front of the 18th and proceeded to take a nine on this par 4 .This allowed Michael who pared it to take victory by 2.  Noel Callan who bogied the last two holes beat Enda into third place on the break of tie. Ryan’s score despite bogies at the last three went into the nett prizes where he was runner up to Odran McGettigan.In the Minor prizes in the Golfer of the season the following are on 26 points each, Clive Davison, Michael O’Donnell and John Callan .Also in with a chance should any of the top 3 slip up are Ryan McGowan on 19 and Eddie McHugh on 18.Inthe Gross the runner up spot is between Sean Quigg and Michael McGeady both are on 38.The Golfer of Season winners are Odran McGettigan (Nett) and Enda Kennedy (Gross)Next competition Dunfanaghy G.C. on 3rd March and Captains day on 24th March in Rosapenna G.C.EndsGOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLF ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: February 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLF ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

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Relief in sight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The workers who toiled at Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Lab and other Department of Energy operations in the San Fernando Valley area made invaluable contributions to the United States’ space exploration program and development of nuclear technology. But their jobs also brought them into close proximity with toxic chemicals and radioactive materials. That exposure might have contributed to the illnesses that some workers have developed, but, until now, many were denied even a hearing for workers’ compensation claims. That could change for many sick former lab workers, like Robert Perock who has a particularly aggressive form of leukemia, and their families who could qualify for up to $250,000 in compensation. It’s about time that the federal government recognized that these workers deserved at least a consideration that they may have given their health and lives for their jobs.last_img read more

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Mavericks Barbers: Do ladies love beards?

first_imgThis week the Mavericks had a chat about the whole beard thing… Has it reached its peak? Has the modern man moved on from the beard? Is the whole beard thing over? Well going by the amount of men coming through the doors for Mavericks for beard trims, to buy beard oil, beard soap, and beard balm, then this thing is only getting bigger. The beard is thicker, healthier, and as shiny as it ever was.  More and more men are coming to Mavericks on a weekly bases to get their beard trimmed! But what is it all about? In particular, do the “ladies” love the beard or is all this grooming done in vain! We decided to do a bit of research and our friends in “Barberspire” had an interesting piece on it. Here is their studies and results:A study from 2008 got 60 women’s responses to five facial hair styles – from clean shaven to full-on fuzz – and found that men with light stubble were most attractive, as both prospective short and long-term partners. Full beards, however, were rated for social maturity, parenting ability, and for being more masculine and aggressive.Mavericks Traditional Barbershop LetterkennyA study by the University of Queensland in 2016 had similar findings. Co-authored by beardy science expert Dr Barnaby Dixson, it showed images of men with various stages of facial hair to over 8,000 women, and even manipulated the images to make other facial features more masculine or feminine. Again, stubble was the most attractive overall and rated highly for short-term flings, while full beard styles were deemed more appealing for long-term relationships. Beards were also found to signal age, status, and dominance. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop LetterkennyAn earlier study conducted by Dr Dixson found the same: heavy stubble was most attractive, but full beards ticked boxes for parenting skills and health. Also, the more facial hair, the higher the masculinity rating – particularly among women in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle.It all seems pretty straightforward fellas: stubble for sexiness, full beard for settling down and manly responsibility. Science has even proved that facial hair shows strength and status in the animal kingdom.Mavericks Traditional Barbershop LetterkennyWell that is what they say, but we are going to be arrogant and disagree…. BEARDS ARE SEXY TOO!!!If you’re looking to get your beard in top condition, there is only one place to go if we do say so ourselves! You know where it is and you know where to find us, Mavericks @ Lower Main street, Letterkenny.Check us out on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber  – and more importantly, don’t forget to call into us in Mavericks @Lower Main Street Letterkenny. Mavericks Barbers: Do ladies love beards? was last modified: July 26th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:beardsMavericks Barberslast_img read more

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