West Indies, Zimbabwe tie ODI

first_img Off the last ball of the contest, Holder missed a waft at a widish full-length delivery and scampered off for a bye, but wicketkeeper Peter Moor threw down the stumps to foil Carter’s dash to safety at the striker’s end, leaving Zimbabwe to celebrate a share of the points. All told, the Windies lost their last six wickets for 37 runs in the space of 32 balls in a stunning collapse. They continued at the top of the standings on seven points, two clear of Sri Lanka, while Zimbabwe picked up their first points of the campaign to remain bottom on two points. Scores: Zimbabwe 257 off 50 overs (Craig Ervine 92, Sikandar Raza 77, Chamu Chibhabha 25; Carlos Brathwaite 4-48, Shannon Gabriel 2-45, Jason Holder 2-47). West Indies 257 for eight off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101, Kraigg Brathwaite 78; Donald Tiripano 2-26, Sean Williams 2-52). – CMC Shai Hope’s maiden one-day hundred (101) proved in vain as West Indies amazingly squandered an ideal opportunity for a second straight win in the Tri-Nations Series by playing to a nerve-jangling tie with Zimbabwe here yesterday. Requiring a mere four runs from the last over in pursuit of 258 for victory at Queens Sports Club, the Caribbean side dramatically lost three wickets while scoring just three runs. The task appeared a simple one when captain Jason Holder (4 not out) took a single to cover off the first ball of the over from seamer Donald Tiripano (2-26), but Carlos Brathwaite then lost the plot off the second delivery and was caught at long on for nine. Off the very next delivery, Ashley Nurse was run out at the non-striker’s end without facing a ball after Holder struck a first drive back to Tiripano, who unintentionally parried the ball on to the stumps, with Nurse short of his ground. With victory now becoming increasingly complicated, Holder scrambled a leg bye off the fourth delivery, and left-hander Jonathan Carter (1) swung the penultimate delivery of the game to square leg for a single to bring the scores level. SHARE OF THE POINTSlast_img read more

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Launches US$100M for African Entrepreneurs

first_imgThe Tony Elumelu Foundation yesterday announced the launch of a US$100 million entrepreneurship programme, aimed at creating 10,000 businesses across the African continent.The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEFEP) is also intended to create at least one million new jobs, and to contribute US$10 billion per year to Africa’s economy.TEFEP is the first initiative of its kind to be launched by an African philanthropic organization and the largest African sourced philanthropic gift, targeting the entrepreneurial space in the West Africa-sub region. “The opportunity and challenge in Africa is to scale–in our people, our resources and our horizons. In my business and charitable journeys, I have always sought ways to help inspire a generation across our continent. This programme brings together my own entrepreneurial experience and my fundamental belief that entrepreneurs –women and men across Africa—will lead Africa’s development and transform our futures,” said Tony O. Elumelu, founder and executive director of the foundation.“The TEFEP will offer a structured, multi-year opportunity to access funding, knowledge and perhaps most importantly mentoring, on a scale that is unprecedented in Africa—it is our opportunity to empower a generation,” he said.The Founder said the new programme is backed by “a commitment to giving startups and entrepreneurs with a dream the funds, the mentorship and the network, to become the next generation of global business titans from Africa.”He said the 1,000 startups will be selected from applicants invited continent-wide, with the successful applicants to participate in a comprehensive training programme, which is designed to prepare the entrepreneurs to build successful businesses capable of adding value.The programme will include seed capital funding, a 12 week business skills course, mentorship, an entrepreneurship bootcamp, participation in the Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, among other benefits.“Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs has the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa,” Elumelu said.Tony O. Elumelu, CON, was born, raised and educated in Africa and has been responsible for creating businesses across the continent in sectors critical to Africa’s economic development.In 2012 he was awarded and named a Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) for his service in promoting private enterprise.In 2010, he founded Heirs Holdings, an African investment holding company, with investments in financial services, power generation, oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and hospitality.In the same year, he established the Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropy, dedicated to catalyzing entrepreneurship across Africa.He is chairman of Heirs Holdings as well as UBA Group Plc and Transcorp Plc, which is Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate.In his early career, Mr. Elumelu turned the financially distressed Standard Trust Bank (STB) into a top-five financial services player in Nigeria.In 2005, he led the largest merger in the banking sector in sub-Saharan Africa, between STB and United Bank for Africa (UBA). Today, UBA operates in 19 African countries, as well as New York, London and Paris.In 2013, Mr. Elumelu received the Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy from the Africa-America Institute Awards. He was also named African Business Icon at the 2013 African Business Awards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man arrested after allegedly throwing lighter in FA Cup clash

first_img Man arrested after allegedly throwing lighter in FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Man City 1 A man has been arrested after allegedly throwing a lighter on to the pitch at Stamford Bridge during Chelsea’s 5-1 FA Cup fifth-round win over Manchester City on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said.Chelsea vowed to support any criminal prosecution and ban any supporter found responsible after it appeared objects were thrown from the lower section of the Matthew Harding Stand as City celebrated David Faupala’s equaliser after 37 minutes of the match.And an individual was swiftly identified and taken into police custody.“On Sunday, 21 February, officers arrested a man (no further details) in connection with an incident that took place during the Chelsea and Manchester City match at Stamford Bridge,” a Met Police statement read.“The man was arrested for throwing a lighter onto the pitch and he currently remains in custody pending further enquires.“Officers continue to carry out enquires into incidents of coin throwing.”Referee Andre Marriner was at half-time seen collecting three objects from the corner of the pitch. The first appeared to be a coin.Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink said: “I condemn it strongly. Those people, those persons, they must not come into stadiums.”City boss Manuel Pellegrini was unaware of the incident until he was informed after the match.It was the second incident of coin-throwing in the FA Cup this weekend.West Brom’s Chris Brunt was struck by a coin thrown from the visiting supporters after his side’s loss to Championship side Reading on Saturday.last_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: BURPEES – A LOVE STORY

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Ah the humble Burpee.In all my years of training myself and training clients, I don’t think I have ever come across someone who truthfully loves doing Burpees.During a class when the instructor calls out that dreaded word, grown men seem to shrink and women cower at the mere sound of the word Burpee. Sure we all know those guys or girls who seem to light up when it’s Burpee time. 
They throw themselves into the exercise like people possessed; dropping, flailing and springing up and down, only to land and shrug off the experience like it was a walk in the park.These same people can be found at the bottom of the shower around an hour later, rocking back and forth, praying that the warm flow of water will wash away their pain.They are left wondering why they can’t just admit that they too hate burpees and doubly hate their trainer.After all, every time they admit that the last session of Burpees was easy, the trainer throws in 10 extra. Why would someone do that?They must be some sort of a sadist who revels in seeing people in pain?That must be it.Why else would they make you do the exercise that could only be created by the illegitimate spawn of Satan??If only they made you do them at the start of the workout, at least then you would be ready for them, but noooooooo, they always, ALWAYS throw them in at the end, like some last minute punishment. Unnecessary, painful punishment.Did we not look tired enough?Was there not a big enough puddle of sweat below us?Were our faces not the right colour of puce red? Maybe it was that we were still able to stand, hmmmm, was that it???After all, what purpose does the Burpee have?Quite a few actually.Let me break it down for you:The Burpee consists of 3-4 moves depending on which variation you choose as your poison.The SquatThe SprawlThe Push up (some leave this out)The JumpThe Burpee is a full body movement and when you read the above description, can you identify a major muscle group that isn’t involved in the execution of a Burpee?No, they are full-body exercises—no part of you is immune.Also, their explosive nature ups the intensity; not one, not two, but THREE jumps are required to complete a single Burpee. (1 standing and 2 on the ground)You are working your legs, core, chest, shoulders and triceps and your heart and lungs all in one simple (simple?) movement.As horrible as they may be, you cannot deny that they get the job done.They will also be useful in escaping the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse when it arrives.Having Burpees on your side means you are able to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge Zombies.Have you had good experiences with Burpees? Let me know.We also have to look at this from another angle.If there were no Burpees, that trainer we spoke about a few paragraphs back would probably think up something else to punish us with; Something that would bypass the, I-can-taste-sick-in-my-mouth level of pain and go straight into full blown “talking to Huey and Ralph”.Yes, I think we can all agree that, love them (love?) or hate them, Burpees keep us safe from the devil himself showing up at a training session near you.#TrainsmartFor further information on how to avoid the Zombie Apocalypse, contact me through the link below. 

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* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: BURPEES – A LOVE STORY was last modified: August 10th, 2014 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:Burpeesemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

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DDTV: WEDDING VIDEO TRIBUTE TO COUPLE SET TO MARRY AFTER FIRST MEETING 15 YEARS AGO

first_imgDDTV: A couple who will tie the knot this weekend after first meeting FIFTEEN years ago have had a superb video tribute made for them by family and friends.Becky Black and Peter McGonigle will cement their love for each other this Friday. However, the couple first met while working in The Shandon Hotel, in Dunfanaghy fifteen years ago!The couple are getting married in the scenic village they first met – and will celebrate their wedding at a marquee which has been set-up on the grounds of the Dunfanaghy Golf course.Becky, a school teacher from Belfast holidayed frequently in Dunfanaghy in her youth and regularly spent her summers there growing up.Her husband-to-be Peter is from Dunfanaghy and the pair of them have been inseparable since first locking eyes on each other all those years ago in The Shandon Hotel. As a tribute to them in the run-up to their wedding, Becky’s chief bridesmaid Catherine Hunter (Her Sister) organised family and friends to make a contribution to the brilliant video.Click play on the video above to watch and enjoy.Are you ready for love??  DDTV: WEDDING VIDEO TRIBUTE TO COUPLE SET TO MARRY AFTER FIRST MEETING 15 YEARS AGO was last modified: July 28th, 2015 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:DDTVFeaturesHome-page Newslast_img read more

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GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 30.04.12The Seniors and Reserves both recorded good wins over Dungloe in the Park on Sunday. They will travel to take on Four Masters this week on Saturday evening, the games throw-in at 6pm and 7:30pm. The Juniors travel to MacCumhaills also on Saturday evening at 7:30pm.The Minors had a good win in Cloughaneely on Friday, winning by 1-13 to 1-05. They travel to Malin this Friday with a 7:30pm throw-in.The Senior Ladies had a good win over County champions Glenfin on Saturday in the league, winning by 2-07 to 2-06.Well done to the U-14 Boys team that won the Co. Féile for the 3rd year in a row in a close fought game with Aodh Rua, Ballyshannon with our boys winning by a single point. The girls were not so lucky, losing their Final to  a well drilled Naomh Conaill outfit. The U-12 Girls Football training has restarted every Wednesday at 5pm in the Park.The Minor Hurlers played away to Buncrana last Thursday and despite an excellent display of hurling were eventually outgunned. They play their final league game at home to Burt this Thursday. The U14 Hurlers also play away to Burt this week. U16 and U18 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30pm, U14 Hurlers train at 4:30. As usual all new hurlers welcome.Our Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy is back up and running as is the Sunday Morning Football Academy. Both  Academies cater from kids from U-6 up to U-10 with almost 140 children in attendance last Sunday morning. St. Eunan’s would like to thank Cllr. Tadhg Culbert for his very generous donation to our Minor Board.Well done to the 8 St Eunan’s girls who played on Saturday at the Ulster Feile blitz with the U-14 South Donegal team. The girls won 3 games beating Carndonagh, Burt and Na Maigha and drawing with Eoghan Rua (Coleraine). They now play Eoghan Rua again on Wednesday night in Derry to earn their place in the Ulster final on Saturday. Best of luck in their efforts.Our Lotto +1 campaign for April is drawing to a close shortly,have you signed up to support your club? Contact Peter Curran for more details on our Lotto Direct Debit on 086-3852973. Check out our Facebook page for more details and don’t forget to visit our new website: www.steunansgaa.com.We extend our sympathies to Adrian Flanagan and family on their bereavement. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 30th, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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KELLY’S ROADSIDE DINER IS NO1 PITSTOP FOR DONEGAL RALLY

first_imgPROMOTED POST:Kellys Roadside Diner at Mountain Top in Letterkenny is YOUR No1 pitstop this Donegal Rally Weekend: One stop fuel stop for you & your motor! *Letterkennys famous American roadside Diner *Proud to own the best value menu in the North West *Massive 30% allowance on sterling *Open early to late all rally weekend *Serving our famous breakfast at only €5 /£3.85 which includes tea & toast *Saturday Steak Night – Sirloin steak and ALL the trimmings an unbelievable €10 /£7.70 *3 Course Fathers Day Lunch €13.95 /£10.74 – and our legendary Steak deal from 3pm- The best quality lunch in Derry & Donegal €3 Pints all Rally weekend!!! *On site Centra store & forecourt *5mins from town centre *Ample car & bus parking, Free wi-fi, Colouring and dvd players for the kids.Call in and see for yourself why we are proud of our unbeatable priced menu & award winning customer service the s rally weekend!KELLY’S ROADSIDE DINER IS NO1 PITSTOP FOR DONEGAL RALLY was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:Kelly’s CentraMountain TopRALLY WEEKENDspecialslast_img read more

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The Giants’ primary goal is to add power, but what if MLB changes the baseball again?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — At most of the team’s recent end-of-season press conferences, former Giants general managers Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans would outline the front office’s greatest offseason priorities.It would go something like this: “We need a corner outfielder, a closer and another veteran starting pitcher.”Simple enough.At the end of Farhan Zaidi’s first year with the club, the president of baseball operations did not have the luxury of identifying two or three areas for growth and …last_img read more

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Who Came Out On Top At CES?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is over and all the vendors are breaking down their booths, we have one question – who won? Social media monitoring service RowFeeder kept track of a number of different brands over the last several months and then compared daily averages to mentions during CES. According to the company, there was at least one clear leader when it came to the next generation of tablets, while the battle was a little tighter when it came to phones. According to the stats, which keep track of brand mentions on both Twitter and Facebook, Motorola came away with the prize when it comes to CES, increasing its presence by a whopping 250%.When we compare this chart with the one specifically looking at tablets, we can see why – the Motorola Xoom. The Xoom is the tablet everyone’s been waiting for that runs on Android 3.0 (AKA “Honeycomb”) and ran away with the “Best of CES” award. Coming in a relatively close second place was the BlackBerry Playbook, followed by the Samsung GalaxyTab in a not too distant third place.When it comes to smartphones, the field seems a bit tighter. Take a look: mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#CES 2011#conferences#web ReadWriteWeb’s CES Coverage:The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CESWho Came Out On Top At CES?CES 2011: Will Twitter Sell or IPO? CEO Dick Costolo Says “Neither” A Valediction: Forbidding KeynotesCES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the DataCES 2011: RealNetworks Steps Past Apple & Google to Offer Cloud-Based MusicSteve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]CES 2011: Mobile DTV Coming to an iPhone, iPad Near YouWe seriously doubt that Blackberry came out on top of the phone field, but rather that the Playbook pushed it ahead here. In terms of the good old battle between the iPhone and Android platforms, Android came out ahead, with the Windows phone stagnating. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Windows Phone 7 has grown quickly, but the biggest buzz over the device at CES may have been that its users were finally getting “cut & paste” capabilities – not something that could even compete with the likes of most Android “superphones” announced at the conference.Of course, why would Apple even attempt to compete with the noise of CES? It’s no surprise that the iPhone comes in at the bottom of the list…because we’re all going to be doing nothing but talking about the iPhone in a couple of days. And as for the tablet market, we’ll likely be drooling over the next version of the iPad in the coming weeks or months as well. Nonetheless, the iPad is no longer the only kid on the block and these stats show that people are indeed excited for something else. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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City advances to Champions League QFs despite loss to Basel

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “This kind of position is not going to happen in the quarterfinals, where you have a 4-0 (lead) from the first leg,” the City coach said. “When it’s scary to be (knocked) out, the rhythm will be completely different.”Indeed, it was difficult to draw too many conclusions from what was only City’s fourth loss of the season in all competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA 4-0 win in Switzerland in the first leg three weeks ago made qualification almost a formality for a team that is 16 points clear in the Premier League and one of the favorites to win the Champions League.Guardiola fielded a virtual reserve side at Etihad Stadium for the return match, and making six changes from its previous game disrupted the fluency of the team’s passing and pressing game. Elyounoussi played a key role in the winning goal, slipping the ball through for Lang to fire home from an acute angle.City is in the Champions League quarterfinals for only the second time.“Maybe people will think the way we played today, we are not able to fight to go through,” Guardiola said. “We will see.” City took the lead in the eighth minute through Gabriel Jesus in his first start in 2018, but Mohamed Elyounoussi equalized in the 17th and Basel regularly broke through the home side’s midfield in the final hour of the game.Wing back Michael Lang earned Basel its latest victory over a Premier League giant by smashing a rising shot inside the near post through goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s attempted save in the 71st.“You will find in all the clubs in the world,” Guardiola said, “that when you make six changes, the team is not the same.”Still, City’s first home loss since a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League in December 2016 came as a surprise.And it was something to savor for Basel, the Swiss champion that has been a scourge of English powers with wins over Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in European competition since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Woods picks up pace, bringing game and buzz to Tampa Bay John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We have a certain pride,” Basel coach Raphael Wicky said, “and against a team that plays every three days and is beating everyone, it’s very special.”City advanced 5-2 on aggregate and became the second English team through to the quarterfinals, after Liverpool from Tuesday.Tottenham couldn’t make it three, though, losing 2-1 to Juventus at Wembley Stadium as the Italian side clinched a 4-3 aggregate victory. Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored goals in the space of three minutes as Juventus came from behind following Son Heung-min’s opener.There are still chances for Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea next week.With qualification all but secured from the first leg, Guardiola played many of his fringe players — like 34-year-old Yaya Toure and a player half his age, English prodigy Phil Foden — and it showed at times.According to football data supplier Opta, City completed 978 passes — the most recorded by a side in a Champions League match since Opta began compiling stats in 2003-04. Many of those passes lacked penetration, though.“To just pass for itself is nothing,” Guardiola said. “The second half was really, really poor.”Jesus worked hard in his first start since a serious knee injury sustained on Dec. 31 but he was understandably rusty, the ball sometimes not sticking when it was played into him.The Brazil striker was in the right place at the right time for his goal, though, tapping in from close range at the far post from Bernardo Silva’s low, teasing cross. It was his first goal in his last 14 appearances.It was from one of those regular breaks in behind Toure that Basel scored its equalizer, with Blas Riveros’ cross deflecting off John Stones into the path of Elyounoussi, who drove home a shot from 10 meters. MOST READ Basel’s Michael Lang, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Basel at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — With its first home loss in 15 months, Manchester City ended up stumbling into the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Wednesday.Not that Pep Guardiola was particularly bothered about a surprise 2-1 home loss to Basel.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View commentslast_img read more

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