BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 10, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf The Blog,  Videos,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf took the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years by signing a bipartisan, compromise liquor modernization bill. Governor Wolf’s goal has always been to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package will finally bring Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century. This bill will allow grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine, will permit restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out, and removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays.Additionally, a new jobs announcement brought welcome news to the commonwealth. Over the past four years, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has worked with Royal Dutch Shell to finalize plans to construct an ethane cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania, and this Monday, Governor Wolf was notified that Shell has taken the final step to move ahead with this game-changing plant and create thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.In Bethlehem and Scranton, the governor also continued to hold bipartisan roundtables to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration and these roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Governor Wolf also continued to discuss the fair funding formula he signed into law last week. Prior to the signing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states in the nation without a fair funding formula. Having a formula in place will assure school districts that new funding will be distributed equitably and investments in education will no longer be determined by the influence of one legislator over another.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016Tuesday, 5/7/16Governor Wolf Announces Shell Cracker Plant Coming to PennsylvaniaGovernor Tom Wolf Statement on Passage of Liquor Reform BillGovernor Wolf Statement Supporting Continuing Medical Education For PrescribersGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s ResidenceWednesday 5/8/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Prevent Further Spread of Substance AbuseGovernor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault, Sign “It’s On Us” PledgeGovernor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform BillThursday, 6/9/16BLOG: Governor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault (VIDEO)Governor Wolf Nominates Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli to be Pennsylvania’s Adjutant GeneralFriday, 6/10/16In Bethlehem and Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The Blog:BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Fight Against Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (Round-up)BLOG: How Is Gov. Wolf Fighting Back Against the Heroin Crisis in the next Budget?BLOG: Basic Education Fair Funding Formula Signed into Law (Round-up)BLOG: Shell Cracker Plant a “Game-Changer” for Pennsylvania’s EconomyBLOG: Governor Wolf Announces Finalized Plan for Royal Dutch Shell Plant in Western PA (Round-up)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up)BLOG: Fighting Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (VIDEO)BLOG: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright to Spread Awareness of “It’s On Us” Campaign Against Sexual Assault (Round-up)center_img BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

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Kaymer builds commanding lead

first_img Press Association Martin Kaymer is on the brink of a fourth HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after an impressive third round. “I hit the ball just as well as I did yesterday and gave myself so many chances but I didn’t convert any. I was very wasteful today. It looks like I’m playing for second place tomorrow. “You’re always trying to improve and get better and I’m going to have to do something a bit better on the greens to shoot a good number and finish the tournament off well.” Kaymer’s nearest challenger is Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, whose third round 70 contained three birdies and just one bogey, on the 17th hole. Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, who carded seven birdies and one bogey for a round of 66, is a shot further back alongside France’s Alexander Levy, who managed a 67 – the highlight of which was an eagle on the 18th. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and France’s Gary Stal are alongside McIlroy on 12 under, with France’s Victor Dubuisson (64), Wales’ Jamie Donaldson (65) and another South African, Dawie van der Walt (65), benefiting from good third rounds to join America’s Peter Uihlein (70) a shot further back. The US Open champion maintained the momentum with birdies on the seventh, eighth, 11th and 13th to move to 20 under par. Kaymer told Sky Sports: “Hopefully it’s going to be enough – I’ve really enjoyed the course. “I’ve had a very solid three days, with only two bogeys in the first round. “I’m a little bit surprised the way I played but the first round showed me I made the right choice taking it a little bit easy over the winter.” Rory McIlroy’s challenge wilted with a round of 71, which leaves the world number one sharing fifth place – eight shots behind Kaymer. The Northern Irishman got his third round moving with a birdie on the sixth and made another shot on the 12th – but the momentum was immediately halted as he bogeyed the next hole. The world number one admitted he was left feeling deflated after failing to take advantage of several promising situations with his putter. He said: “I feel like punching myself. I’m very disappointed, I just didn’t putt well – yesterday or today. The German carries a six-shot advantage going into the final 18 holes, after a round of 65 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Kaymer, winner of this tournament in 2008, 2010 and 2011, started brightly with birdies on the first two holes, before trimming another shot on the fifth. last_img read more

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MoPH/Milo Schools U-18 Football: Four more games carded for today

first_imgSCHOOLS football action will return to the Ministry of Education ground today, with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Milo-sponsored schools Under-18 football competition.Following the opening round last week, Richard Ishmael Secondary will take on Brickdam in this week’s opening fixture, while Christ Church Secondary and Cummings Lodge Secondary will square off in the second game.In game three of the day South Ruimveldt will play Queenstown, while Sir Leon Lessons will play Carmel Secondary in the afternoon’s last fixture.In the 32-team competition the winners will cart of $500 000, second-placers $300 000, third-placers $200 000 and fourth-placers $100 000 in projects for their respective schools as well as individual prizes.last_img

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Pope is England’s best young player since Joe Root – Michael Vaughan

first_imgBy Stephan ShemiltFORMER England captain Michael Vaughan says Ollie Pope is England’s best young player since the emergence of current skipper Joe Root.Pope, 22, stroked an elegant 91 not out on the first day of the third Test against West Indies to help the hosts to 258-4.“He’s a wonderful player,” Vaughan told Test Match Special.“I don’t see a great deal going wrong with his game. It can pretty much cover all conditions.”Surrey’s Pope made his England debut as a 20-year-old against India in 2018, but was left out after playing only two matches.He returned for the tours over the past winter and made his maiden century against South Africa in January, along with three other half-centuries.Root was 21 when he made his Test debut in India in 2012. The deciding Test against West Indies is his 94th, during which time he has accumulated 7 661 runs.“Ollie Pope is the best young player I’ve seen in the England team since Joe Root,” added Vaughan, who himself made 5 719 runs in 82 Tests.“When he came on the scene a few years ago you could tell he probably wasn’t ready in his mind. “His game was possibly ready, but he wasn’t ready to cope with the big surroundings of Test match cricket and the spotlight that you’re under.”Pope’s classy innings at Emirates Old Trafford helped England from 122-4, a potentially perilous position.He added an unbroken 136 with Jos Buttler, who is unbeaten on 56, to leave the hosts with a superb opportunity to win the series.When told about Vaughan’s praise, Pope said: “It’s a massive compliment, especially from an ex-captain and one of the greats. “I take it as a massive positive, rather than seeing it as added pressure. It’s a nice thing to have said about you and hopefully I can fill those shoes.”With the three-match series poised at 1-1, England need to win in Manchester to regain the Wisden Trophy, which they surrendered to the West Indies in the Caribbean at the beginning of 2019.Victory for West Indies would mean their first series success in this country since 1988, while England are also trying to protect a six-year unbeaten home record.The outcome could be affected by the weather, with rain forecast at various points across the rest of the match.“Hopefully it doesn’t affect it too much,” said Pope. “If we can bat big then the dream scenario would be to get them in, make them follow-on and go again.”last_img read more

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Yonga anchors rising Wisconsin defense

first_imgOn a Badger soccer team that lived and died on its defensive performances last fall, every defender’s ability to do his job on the field will be critical to the team’s success this season. This is especially true of junior defender Paul Yonga.As one of the returning starters on a back line that managed to earn seven shutouts last year, the team will need Yonga to anchor their defense this year if they are to match their 2011 second place finish in a very competitive Big Ten Conference.Yonga, who two years ago was just another young player trying to adjust to the college game, comes into this season as one of the most experienced players on the field for UW after serving as a regular contributor on the team for the last two years.“You can’t give guys experience like that,” head coach John Trask said. “He has seen a lot now in his two years.“[Yonga] has been through two Big Ten seasons, two Big Ten tournaments, games in California and games in Florida. That experience makes it easier for us as coaches because he has seen it all before.”And, as if that wasn’t enough experience to consider him a seasoned veteran for the Badgers this year, Yonga spent his summer playing for a soccer team called Bridges FC. Based out of Chicago, they traveled across Europe scheduling matches against some of the most talented professional reserve teams in Denmark and the Netherlands.Even though Bridges FC generally fields soccer players who have already graduated college and are now looking to earn a trial or a contract with a European team, both Yonga and UW teammate Nick Janus were also given the opportunity to test their mettle against top European opponents. Just two years out of high school, the Brooklyn Park, Minn., native comes back to Madison this fall with his foot already in the door to a future of playing professional soccer in Europe after college.“It was a great experience, and playing professionally has always been a dream of mine,” Yonga said. “I definitely hope to go back after I am done with my college career, and hopefully I can maybe get a trial with a big club team in either Denmark or the Netherlands in the future.”An opportunity that only a select few players will ever get, it’s experiences like these that have helped the talented defender gain the respect of his teammates, especially the younger players, who look to Yonga as an example of what they need to do to be successful as they move forward in their own college careers.“He is always someone you can go and talk to,” freshman defender Adam Lauko said. “On the field, he is always telling you where to be, which can be really helpful in the transition from the academy game to the college level. He is someone for us younger guys to look up to.”As a result, it was no surprise when it came to naming team captains in the lead up to this fall, Yonga was immediately singled out by his teammates with fellow junior Chris Prince and senior Kyle McCrudden.“He is a junior captain,” Trask said. “We’ve got two of them this year, and I think that that speaks volumes about him as a person.”“He’s not a yeller and a screamer,” Trask said. “He leads by example, but I also think [Yonga] is just such a great personality. When things happen within the team and players need to be talked to and things like that, he doesn’t shy away from that either. He knows how to communicate with the guys.”At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, he certainly looks the part of a strong defender, but Yonga credits his soccer IQ after years on the field for allowing him to gain a competitive advantage on his opponents.“I am not necessarily the quickest,” Yonga said, “But I am strong, and I use my soccer smarts to get me in the best position to be successful in games, and hopefully get the team in a position to win.”Still, despite all of the things that Yonga has going for him as an individual heading into this season, it is the team goals that Yonga is most eager to cross off the list.“We want to get a Big Ten conference championship. We haven’t done that yet; we only came in second last year,” Yonga said. “Then also we really want to qualify for the NCAA tournament. We came pretty close last year as a bubble team, so hopefully we can finally make it and have a good run in the NCAA tournament.”If Yonga continues to shine in the defense this season, those goals might just be possible.last_img read more

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Steve Nash leaves Lakers game with sore left ankle

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LAS VEGAS >> After spending most of his offseason fighting off persisting hamstring and back injuries, Lakers point guard Steve Nash just encountered another challenge. A sore left ankle kept Nash out of the last three quarters of the Lakers-Kings preseason game Thursday against the Sacramento Kings at MGM Grand Garden Arena.Nash sat out the entire second quarter and then headed to the Lakers locker room after going scoreless on one field-goal attempt and posting two assists and one turnover in eight minutes, 34 seconds of play.In a wide-ranging interview with this newspaper for an upcoming story, Nash said following the team’s morning shootaround that he had “tweaked” his left ankle shortly before training camp started two weeks ago. But he said he had healed the ankle since then and that the injury was never considered serious. The Lakers have limited Nash in practices and games in hopes the 39-year-old point guard will stay healthy. He missed 32 games last season, for reasons including a fractured left leg and persisting hamstring and back issues.Through two preseason games, Nash had averaged two points and 5.5 assists in 21.9 minutes. Lakers coach Mike D’Antini sat Nash out of the team’s preseason opener to conserve his energy on the second night of a back-to-back game.What are the odds?The Lakers could’ve headed over to the sports book where they stayed here at the MGM Grand Hotel for another reminder that few believe in their championship fortunes.MGM Mirage’s race and sports director Jay Rood granted the NBA championship favorite roles to Miami (2/1 odds), Chicago (4/1), Brooklyn (6/1), Oklahoma City (6/1) and the Clippers (7/1). The Lakers fall in ninth place at 18-1 odds, a generous standing for a team a season removed from a first-round exit to San Antonio.center_img “If it was any other team, it would be in the neighborhood of 40/1,” said Rood, who attributes Los Angeles’ proximity to Las Vegas and the Lakers’ popularity as the reasons. “We still take action with them. But if their struggles continue, I’m sure they’ll go up a little bit.”Injury updatePersisting injuries to Wesley Johnson (strained left foot) and Jordan Farmar (strained right calf) kept them out of the lineup. Lakers forward Jordan Hill has a sore right knee, but he still played against the Kings.last_img read more

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VIDEO: What will Lakers do in free agency?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers What will the Lakers do in the free agency period. Bill Oram, NBA writer for the Southern California News Group, discusses what could be up the Lakers’ sleeve, as they look to shed payroll for a run at NBA superstars like LeBron James and Paul George. Video by Jonathan Khamis, SCNG. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Brass Quartet, flute soloist get high ratings at State Music Festival

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments •Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office. • Students in art, agriculture, business, construction and FACS classes are showcasing their work on Wednesday from 6 – 8 in the commons. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be drawings for cash prizes and food made by the students in culinary classes. And, don’t miss Kiss the Pig. •Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b •BPA is holding a Kiss the Pig Contest to help raise money for Nationals in Anaheim California. There will be cans set up in Mrs. Case’s room and in the office. The person who has the most money will be kissing the pig at the 4th Annual CTE Showcase on April 29th. We encourage you to help us out and attend the showcase. •Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1st. We will not accept any pictures after May 1st unless previous arrangements are made. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 27, 2015:Monday• Softball at WHS vs Buhler 4:30 p.m.• JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.• Senior InterviewsTuesday• Tennis at Augusta 3 p.m.• JV Tennis at Circle 3 p.m.• Senior Interviews• Drama BanquetWednesday• Senior Meeting- 10 a.m.• CTE Showcase• Senior InterviewsThursday• JV Tennis at Winfield 10 a.m.• JV Golf at Tex Consolver 1 p.m.• Baseball at WHS vs. Winfield 4 p.m.• Softball at WHS vs. Winfield 4:30 p.m.• Varsity Golf at Hesston Golf Park 1 p.m.• Senior InterviewsFriday• Track at WHS 3:15 p.m.• FFA BanquetSunday• Baccalaureate -2 at First United Methodist ChurchTODAY’S LUNCH: Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Broccoli, Chilled Pears, Snickerdoodle and Milk Tuesday’s  Lunch:   Crispito with Red Sauce, Romaine and Tomato, Golden Corn, Chilled Peaches, Cheesy Bread Stick and Milk. Today’s News•Money for International Thespian conference needs to be turned in this morning. RSVP’s for the drama banquet must be turned in today if you want to eat at the banquet tomorrow. Thespian Induction fees must be paid by no later than tomorrow.center_img •There will be a Driver’s Education meeting on April 29th at 3:15 p.m. at the Middle School in the Little Theatre.  Please stop by the office, or speak with Mr. Wilmoth for more information. •Congratulations to Shayna Templeton, Jaryn Lloyd, Austin Nefzger and Haley Farley for receiving a 2 (excellent) rating for the brass Quartet performance at the state music festival on Saturday. Also congratulations to Marisa Black for earning a 1 (superior) rating for her flute solo. Today is:National Babe Ruth DayNational Tell a Story DayNational Prime Rib DayFollow us on Twitter. •Seniors: Please plan on attending the Senior meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. You will receive information regarding Baccalaureate, marching practice, graduation and your checkout forms. •Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at ktfordatusd353.com.last_img read more

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PH volleyball team names official spokespersons

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Hail the truly triumphant in war and peace Maraño later clarified the misunderstanding, saying practice was canceled and announced via the team’s Viber group chat which Valdez was a part of. But she became a target of hate tweets.Valdez dismissed the incident, saying: “As far as I’m concerned my commitment with the national team stays.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational women’s volleyball team head coach Francis Vicente on Tuesday named team captain Mika Reyes and assistant team captain Aby Maraño as the only players who can give statements about the national team.“The problem is when people get information from nonlegit sources,” Vicente told the Inquirer, referring to emotional social media posts that centered on the misunderstanding that only Alyssa Valdez showed up for a Sunday practice.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img read more

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Huskies honour players at year end awards night

first_imgLike every year end banquet the pups hold, goodbyes are always a sad part of the process, and this year was no different, with names such as Robbie Sidhu, Cody Hildebrand, Jamie Watson and Ty Gullickson unable to return next year. According to tradition, awards were given to these players as tokens of the team’s appreciation. Defenceman Braylan Eklund’s disciplined play was recognized Friday, as he took home the Most Gentlemanly Player Award.Finally Most Valuable Player Awards were handed out, with the Regular Season MVP winner being defenceman Taylor Greatrex, who scored 13 points from the back end during the regular season, and was a defensive rock for the Huskies all year long.Post Season MVP went to the man in between the pipes, as goaltender Travis McLean was honoured for his hard work, dedication and results in the post season, as the Huskies goaltender played tremendously throughout the Huskies semi-final playoff run.Following the distribution of awards, Huskies head coach Gary Alexander said he was pleased with the progress made by the Junior B club this year, and expects the hockey team to make “a big leap next year.”Advertisement Following some food, and a thank you to the various executive members and volunteers, player awards were distributed.The first award handed out was the Rookie of the Year award, which was given to Cayle Bell, honouring a tremendous rookie season for the winger. In just his first year in the NWJHL, Bell finished the season wracking up 38 points (21 G, 17 A), and adding ten more in the post season.His 21 goals ranked second on the team scoring chart, finishing only behind Robbie Sidhu.  Bell also received the Most Exciting Player Award to go along with his top rookie status.- Advertisement -Speaking of Robbie Sidhu, the Huskies leading regular season point producer (64 points) earned himself the Most Popular/Top Scorer award in his final year with the Huskies.Rather than just one, two Best Defenceman awards were distributed Friday, as Daylen Pearson and Wyatt Anderson split the honour, each being recognized for their top-notch work on the blue line.The Dedication and Leadership Award was handed out to Cole Calliou, a player who had a season marred by injury, but showed his commitment and dedication to the Huskies by accompanying them on various road trips, and showing a great feat of strength by battling through a tough and frustrating season for the speedy forward.Advertisementlast_img read more

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