City strike back for Chelsea triumph

first_img Press Association Manchester City recovered from three goals down to thrill an enthusiastic American crowd with a 4-3 last-gasp friendly victory over Chelsea. The match at Busch Stadium, home of the baseball’s St Louis Cardinals, was a 48,263 sell-out although, with the majority supporting Chelsea, there was perhaps an indication of how much work City still have to do in the country. The match hardly had the intensity of the FA Cup semi-final between the two clubs last month but nor was it a half-hearted contest and both line-ups were strong. Chelsea grabbed the lead against the run of play when England’s Joe Hart had a moment to forget, missing a Juan Mata cross and allowing Ba to head home, and City responded with Yaya Toure forcing more good saves from Petr Cech with a shot on the turn and a long-range strike. Carlos Tevez sent an overhead kick narrowly over the bar before Chelsea benefited from a soft penalty decision on the stroke of half-time as Karim Rekik was adjudged to have bundled over Mata. Azpilicueta put his spot-kick just beyond Hart’s reach and Chelsea grabbed a third early in the second period after both teams made a raft of substitutions. City gave the ball away in front of their own area and Oscar danced through to take the ball round replacement goalkeeper Richard Wright. City hit back with two goals in quick succession just after the hour. Garcia turned in from a corner moments after substitute goalkeeper Jamal Blackman came on and Dzeko then finished expertly from a well-weighted James Milner pass. The leveller came five minutes from time as Tevez slipped in Dzeko and Richards won it when he turned in a Garcia nod-down. The Premier League clubs do it all again at Yankee Stadium in New York on Saturday. center_img Two days after it was confirmed they had acquired a Major League Soccer franchise, City did their push for recognition in the United States no harm with an entertaining display in St Louis. City fell behind to Demba Ba, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar goals despite dominating the first half but Javi Garcia began the fightback, Edin Dzeko struck twice and Micah Richards grabbed a late winner. last_img read more

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Keita misses 2nd straight game, could play against Boston College on Wednesday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 16, 2014 at 12:45 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Baye Moussa Keita may return when Syracuse hosts Boston College on Wednesday night.The Syracuse senior center, who’s missed the team’s last two games with a sprained right knee, ran in practice Friday and said he expects to participate fully in practice Monday.“I just don’t want to take it too fast,” Keita said after No. 1 Syracuse’s (25-0, 12-0 Atlantic Coast) 56-55 win against North Carolina State (16-9, 6-6) on Saturday. “I don’t want to go out there, get hurt and not come back. I know that they need me out there, but I’m just going to take it one day at a time.”The Orange survived without Keita on Saturday night, thanks mostly to a second straight 35-minute effort from junior center Rakeem Christmas. But Keita’s return would not only bolster SU’s center depth, but also take minutes off the forwards.Excluding two first-half minutes from freshman Tyler Roberson, the Orange has played a six-man rotation for the last 80 minutes of game time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If I thought we could get another guy in there, I would, but I don’t think we can,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We’re going to be a little tired, but I’d rather have C.J. (Fair) in there for 40 than somebody else in there for five that can’t do what we need them to do.”Keita said that when he does return, he’ll have to wear a brace on the knee for the rest of the season. Strapping it up in the locker room, Keita was able to flex his leg fairly comfortably.But he’s still being cautious. He said he’s tried to take it easy during the celebrations of SU’s two last-minute wins this week.“This one I just stayed calm because I didn’t want to jump and sprain something else,” Keita said.With Christmas posting 70 minutes in the last two games, Keita’s absence hasn’t hurt the Orange yet.But he knows each game he’s stuck on the bench is one more that it could.Said Keita: “I know (Christmas) needs some help out there. Thirty-five minutes is a long time for him.” Commentslast_img read more

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Sunshine Stars Turn Focus to NPFL

first_imgAbe said: “We thank the club management and also commend the efforts of my teammates for the journey so far. Our focus is now on the league since we are out of the Federation Cup through the lottery of penalties.”Ogbeide is grateful to the club for showing “understanding” despite their failure to progress in the Cup competition.He is hopeful of guiding the club to an impressive finish in the Nigeria top-flight.“We are really grateful to the leadership of this club for the kind of love and understanding always shown at all times – the professional way of handling the affairs has seen us this far,” Ogbeide said.However, the club president, Prince John Ola Mafo, wants the players and coaches to focus on the league which now remains their only competitive chance to win a silverware or reach one of the Caf club competitions next year.According to Mafo, the team can excel with “more hard work, determination and commitment,” as they face Nasarawa United this weekend in a matchweek 27 league game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After their exit from the 2016 Federation Cup, Sunshine Stars are now regrouping to put in a decent run in the business end of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).The club captain, Sunday Abe and head coach, Solomon Ogbeide, spoke about their ambition of finishing very well in the top tier in Nigeria this term to make up for their Cup exit in the hands of holders, Akwa United, on Tuesday.last_img read more

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NASCAR standings 2019: Updated points for Cup Series playoffs after the Gander RV 400

first_imgDenny Hamlin came out on top in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.The 38-year-old claimed his third win of the season, edging out Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr., who finished in second and third place, respectively. RETWEET to congratulate @dennyhamlin on his third win of the season! pic.twitter.com/DPm5wbR6hz— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 28, 2019Hamlin now has five career wins at Pocono Raceway after he avoided a wreck involving Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell — which sent the race to overtime.Hamlin jumped to fourth in the points standings and is tied for the second-most wins this season, alongside Brad Keselowski. Related News NASCAR points standings 2019Below are the new standings following the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway. Winners are in bold and guaranteed a playoff spot.RankDriverWinsPointsNo. 1Joey Logano2824No. 2Kyle Busch4818No. 3Kevin Harvick1739No. 4Denny Hamlin3722No. 5Martin Truex Jr. 4701No. 6Brad Keselowski3695No. 7Kurt Busch1650No. 8Chase Elliott1616No. 9Aric Almirola0614No. 10Ryan Blaney 0599No. 11Alex Bowman1596No. 12William Byron0582No. 13Erik Jones0559No. 14Kyle Larson0557No. 15Clint Bowyer  0532No. 16Ryan Newman0532No. 17Jimmie Johnson 0520No. 18Daniel Suarez0501No. 19Paul Menard0464No. 20Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0444No. 21Chris Buescher0439No. 22Austin Dillon0404No. 23Ty Dillon0350No. 24Matt DiBenedetto 0349No. 25Daniel Hemric0339No. 26Ryan Preece0268No. 27Michael McDowell0266No. 28Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.0262No. 29Corey Lajoie0247No. 30David Ragan0220No. 31Matt Tifft0218No. 32Reed Sorenson066No. 33Quin Houff058No. 34J.J. Yeley029No. 35Jamie McMurray019No. 36Andy Seuss09No. 37Austin Theriault 05No. 38Stanton Barrett02No. 39Casey Mears01Who’s on the Cup Series playoff bubble? Jimmie Johnson finished in 15th on Sunday and sits 17th in the points race, just behind Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman. Bowyer finished in 11th, which keeps him in the hunt. He’s tied with Newman with 532 points for the 15th-16th spot.How are NASCAR driver points awarded per race?Each finishing spot in the field earns driver points with the maximum being 40 for a win. These points accrue over the season as do owner points.Drivers can also earn points based off of their finishes in the first two stages of the race. The driver who finishes first earns 10 points, the one who finishes in second earns nine and so on and so forth. Points earned in those stages are then added to the points earned at the finish of a race.The points are added up over all of the races and there is a reset after the regular-season finale in the 26th race. Drivers who have earned wins or finish in the top 16 of the Cup Series standings then move on to the playoffs. Drivers accumulate playoff points earning five bonus points for a win and one for a stage win. Those points are added to a driver’s total at the start of the playoffs.For a more in-depth look at how scoring works, click here.center_img Dale Earnhardt Jr. spreads mother’s ashes at intimate family gathering WATCH: Alex Bowman’s drive shaft blows up during qualifyinglast_img read more

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Read why Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘forced’ to buy every one of his Juventus teammates…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 8viNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbjdpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5m7r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9awluWould you ever consider trying this?😱5qic3Can your students do this? 🌚0dRoller skating! Powered by Firework 20th September 2018 was a sad day fro Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Real Madrid hit man had just joined Juventus, and on their first UEFA Champions League group stage face off against Valencia, the Portuguese striker faced a red card, on just 29 minutes into the game. Reduced to tears, the superstar left the pitch, while the Old Lady went onto win the match at the Mestalla Stadium. However, what happened next was crazy, as the sorrowful day for Ronaldo became a joyous day for the rest of the squad. Why? Because Ronaldo had to buy all of his teammates an iMac each!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersThere was a thumping rule behind Ronaldo’s gesutre. Former Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri, the in-charge of the club at that time, made a bizarre and hilarious rule, that if any player is sent off during a match, he would have to present all of his squad mates iMacs, as a ‘punishment’.The incident was revealed by none other than the club’s iconic goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. In his self-run podcast ‘Prosto w Szczenę’, the Polish international revealed the bizarre punishment Allegri had put Ronaldo through for that one red.Advertisement “Yes, we all have an iMac. It took a very long time because he (Ronaldo) couldn’t process that red card and insisted high and low that he was not doing anything wrong.” Szczesny said in the podcast.The 29 year old continued: “It took him a while, about two months of arguing, but we all have received an iMac.”Advertisement However, Szczesny also revealed that he himself once became the stooge of a similar punishment from the Italian gaffer. Similar to the red card, Allegri made another rule where any player coming late to training would have to buy all of his teammates headphones, and Szczesny himself had to do the same once.“I thought it was Tuesday, but it turned out to be Wednesday that day. Allegri called me and said everyone was already there. When I arrived half an hour late on the training field, everyone said: “oh, we’re getting presents!” I ended up buying headphones for the boys,” the Old Lady keeper added.Also read-Fan compares football players and managers to Indian mythological characters in hilarious Twitter thread!José Mourinho names his all time XI among players he’s coached – and Manchester United gets a cold shoulder! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Local Officials Pulling All Stops to Halt JCP&L Project

first_imgHazlet Police Lt. Scott Mura said the room capacity of 660 people was nearly reached. No JCP&L officials attended the meeting, said company spokesperson Ron Morano.“JCP&L is committed to transparency and open communication throughout this process,” he told the Two River Times in an email Wednesday. “Our outreach about the project has included three open house meetings that allowed us to provide information and exchange in productive dialogue with residents in a face-to-face setting.”A letter signed by the mayors opposing the project, addressed to Anthony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of operations, was read aloud by Mayor Aagre. It talked about the mayors’ concerns about “aesthetic degradation” and “unclear demonstration for the need of the project” along with health risks for residents, sinking property values and the impact to historical districts around the proposed area.It also carried the signatures of the mayors of Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Matawan, Red Bank and Union Beach.“This is a great sign that we have all 11 towns in the area supporting the five that are directly affected,” Aagre said during the meeting.Handlin, who was a vocal opponent to a similar JCP&L proposition back in 1989, has been regularly attending meetings against the Monmouth County Reliability Project, as it is formally known.During the meeting, she delivered a presentation how Montville, Morris County, fought back a JCP&L proposal. She noted that while the projects are not alike and the outcomes may in fact be different, this area could learn from the process Montville had gone through.Handlin also highlighted more than 30 questions that Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) put together for the meeting.RAGE, which started out as a simple Facebook page for residents in the affected areas to speak out, has grown into a much larger entity. Now sporting its own website, StopJCPL.org, the group plans to keep growing.“We’re in the process of incorporating right now and forming a non-profit,” said Steve Lunanuova, who has assumed the role of treasurer for the group. He predicts that in the next week RAGE will be incorporated. However, the route to becoming a non-profit organization takes more time, but Lunanuova says RAGE is looking into an expedited process.RAGE is depending on its supporters to promote their cause. With stations at two tables for the June 28 meeting, the group was selling t-shirts for $15 along with car magnets and lawn signs, both for $5 apiece. By the end of the meeting, the lawn signs were sold out.Beyond that, “there’s a GoFundMe page; people have given straight donations,” Lunanuova said. “The sales today will cover the cost of all the merchandise we purchased, and then some.”RAGE’s following has grown significantly since its inception, which was around Memorial Day weekend, according to Judy Musa, who handles public relations for the anti-JCP&L group. RAGE hosted a meeting on June 22 at the Middletown Public Library, which brought in around 340 residents. “Certainly the vast majority are from Middletown or Red Bank,” Musa said.While RAGE took the reins on the public side, Hazlet Township was the first of the five affected areas to host a special meeting about the MCRP.On June 20, both the Hazlet Township committee and Hazlet Board of Education voted to unanimously pass resolutions expressing concern about the JCP&L proposition, the first municipality to officially do so at that time.Hazlet and Middletown residents look on during an open-forum portion of the special JCP&L related meeting on June 20.In what was an open-forum style meeting, about 150 Hazlet and Middletown residents attended, while roughly 40 or so spoke on the record to the town council. Among the many speakers, the most emotional testimony came from Middletown homeowner Bernice Curto.“We are literally sick over this process,” Curto said, as tears streamed down her face.She referred towards the area of Route 1 in Woodbridge as a comparison to what the Bayshore community would soon look like, and said that “you won’t believe your eyes. These are not meant for residential areas.”Brian Christian, who lives within earshot of the rail line in Hazlet, was skeptical as to why this project is necessary.“I think they should find an alternate route, or build a substation in Red Bank instead of trying to take power from that one (Aberdeen),” said Christian, an electrician of 15 years. “Just like a generator onto the grid that can put out more power instead of dragging it from down the line.”Hazlet Committeewoman Barbara Ronchetti, who spoke out against the MCRP throughout the meeting, brought attention to other potential corridors for the project.“They had their engineers do a study of 17 routes, and they eliminated 16 of them,” she said afterwards. “But we don’t know where the 16 that were eliminated are. We need to get copies of those other ones.”Reached by phone, Morano said,  “They were talking about the site selection process. There were 17 areas that they looked at, that’s what that means,” he said. “Not specific routes for the project; necessarily as ways to do this.”Frances Haies (left) and daughter Sarah next to their information stand outside the Hazlet Township Municipal Building prior to the meeting.He also dispelled the conception that the wires could be placed underground.“There are a number of environmental concerns when undergrounding a line,” said Morano. “You have to literally disrupt the environment seriously to put a line like this underground.” He also noted that this method would cost possibly four to ten times more.Holmdel Township is the next of the affected municipalities to host a special meeting on the MCRP, which will be on July 6 at the Holmdel Township Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Story and photos by Jay CookHAZLET – At a meeting attended by more than 600 people, leaders of 11 towns declared opposition to a $75 million power line proposal, citing concerns about health risks, aesthetics and property values.Jersey Central Power and Light Company recently announced it wants to install a new 230-kilovolt transmission line beginning in Aberdeen, then traveling through Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown and ending in Red Bank. It would span about 10 miles along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter railroad right-of-way. The monopoles would hold the transmission lines and could reach 170 feet in height.“This is a true bipartisan effort to beat the big conglomerate here,” said Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini at the Tuesday night meeting.The meeting at Hazlet’s recreation center was organized by state Assemblywoman Amy Handlin who announced she is proposing legislation to prohibit transmission lines within 100 feet of any dwelling or building.“This would apply to residential, commercial, public and private property,” she said of the bill, which is modeled off a law in Iowa, considered to be the most restrictive of its kind in the nation.The bill is still in its infant stages as its continues to be drafted. The whole process could take a couple weeks, according to Handlin’s office.A packed house at the James J. Cullen Recreation Center in Hazlet on June 28. To the right, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin speaks with local elected officials.Aside from Tagliarini, in attendance were Hazlet Mayor Scott Aagre, Holmdel Mayor Eric Hinds and Middletown Committeeman Kevin Settembrino.last_img read more

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Bomber Great Sean Denison back as guest coach at Kootenays Finest Hoop Camp

first_imgHe powered the Trafalgar Totems to the B.C. Juvenile Basketball Championship and the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to B.C. Junior Boy’s Crown the very next year.Did we say the LVR Juniors won the title with an amazing 38-0 record?He led the varsity squad to a fourth-place finish at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Tourney during his senior year.He then played four years of NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball at Santa Clara in California while representing Canada on the international scene during the summer.For the past three years he’s been playing professional basketball in Europe — two seasons in Turkey and last year in Germany.Now the 6’11”, 245-pound Sean Denison is back in old high school gymnasium stomping grounds as part of the coaching staff at the Kootenays Finest Basketball Camp.The camp began Monday and runs through Friday at the LVR Hangar.Two former high school teammates, Jeremy Phelan and co-camp coordinator Matthew Fuhr join Denison on the coaching staff — all three played key parts of Nelson’s two provincial champion hoop teams at Trafalgar and LVR.Another LVR grad and college player, David Joseph, is the other co-camp coordinator. Joseph, who toiled at Okanagan College, is also on the coaching staff.The camp, focusing on improving individual skills and team play, is open to players in Grades 7 to 12.Sessions run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break.Late registrants are being accepted.For more information contact [email protected]@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Dredge material in Lake Erie being addressed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With so much focus on agriculture as the source of excess nutrients in Lake Erie, it seems like the challenges associated with what to do about large quantities of dredging material being dumped into the Maumee Bay have been comparatively ignored.Well, if it was being ignored as a part of the problem, it is not any more. Around 800,000 to 1 million cubic yards of dredge material collected to keep the Port of Toledo clear is dumped into the open lake each year. There the material is re-suspended in the water where it can potentially provide nutrients to harmful algae.The challenges of dredge material were addressed under Senate Bill 1 that was implemented this summer. The bill bans the disposal of dredge material into Lake Erie in Maumee Bay after July 1, 2020 unless authorized by the director of the Ohio EPA.In addition, there is some experimental work being done in Toledo to better learn how to handle the challenging material.“At the Port of Toledo there is a 16-acre site which we’ll be doing construction work on this fall,” said Scudder Mackey, chief at the Office of Coastal Management with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “We are going to create four cells where we are going to perform experiments using dredge material in terms of its suitability for agricultural use. We are going to try to manage the water in this sediment in a better way and also see if we can get the types of material that that ag community would be interested in. We think that taking material from the lake that came off the fields and placing it back on the land could be the most common sense thing to do.”The material that is dredged is largely comprised of potentially agriculturally valuable soils.“Typically the sediments coming down the Maumee River are very fine grained clays and silts. Phosphorus and nitrogen are often bound with that sediment,” Mackey said. “We are concerned about those nutrients, but we are also concerned about the sediment loading as well. We are talking about perhaps 70,000 cubic yards being placed initially in these experimental sites. This is a very small percentage of the total dredged material, but if we find larger areas to place this material we could reduce the amount of material we are putting into Lake Erie by a significant percentage and it could be used for agricultural applications. We need to learn to treat dredged materials as a resource not a waste product.”last_img read more

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Lambing school next month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) is sponsoring a lambing school on Saturday March 19 at the Mount Hope Livestock Auction Barn located at 8076 SR 241, Mt Hope, OH 44660 .  The lambing school will focus on both lambing and early lamb management and will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.Dr. Eric Shaver, DVM, from East Holmes Veterinary Clinic in Berlin and Doug Clevenger, OSU/OARDC Beef and Sheep Research Manager and shepherd of the OARDC flock, will be teaching the school.   Dr. Shaver will cover care of the ewe and lamb from gestation through lambing and weaning.  Topics that will be addressed include nutrition, vaccinations, lambing supplies, handling lambing difficulties, tube feeding and getting the newborn lamb off to a good start.  Early lamb care including castration and tail docking will also be covered.   Doug Clevenger will cover sheep behavior with a focus on managing ewes and lambs at lambing time from a shepherd’s perspective.  A pizza lunch will be served at noon and following the meal participants can leave or they can stick around to have an informal discussion with the presenters and other experienced shepherds regarding lambing, lamb management and general sheep care.The cost to attend the lambing school is $25 for OHSIA members and $30 for non-OHSIA members.  For each additional person from the same farm or family who wants to attend and share handout materials, the cost is $15 for OHSIA members and $20 for non-OHSIA members.  The registration fee includes handout materials and a pizza lunch.  Registration opens at 8:45 am and the program begins at 9:30 am.  For more information about the lambing school contact Don Brown at 330-897-4320.last_img read more

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WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questions

first_imgAs expected, San Beda is having another hell of a run this NCAA Season 93, and it’s no surprise to see Robert Bolick in the middle of it.Hardworking on both ends of the floor, Bolick has established himself as one of the top amateur players in the country.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight However, there’s always the other side of the coin, and little is known of Bolick off the court.Ever wondered what his pre-game music is like? Or where his dream vacation is?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFind out more about Bolick in this fun edition of INQUIRER 7. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Get to know UE’s Paul Varilla in 7 questions RELATED VIDEOSWATCH: Get to know UST’s Dimdim Pacres in 7 questionsWATCH: Get to know Cherry Rondina in 7 questions WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag in 7 questionsWATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena in 7 questionsADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JRU edges San Sebastian, secures playoff for Final Four Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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