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Bali Pure books semis seat with sweep of Pocari

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Alex Mallari proving his worth with NLEX Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jerrili Malabanan had a game-high 14 points to lead the Water Defenders while Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Jeanette Panaga and Pablo had 10 points apiece to lead the Lady Warriors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Bali Pure was on the receiving end of a freebie when Myla Pablo’s hit went long and that proved to be the last play of the elimination stages. “This is a no-pressure game for both sides because if we lose we still have a playoff against BanKo Perlas and Pocari’s standing won’t even budge,” said Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb in Filipino.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’“But, we still won and I’m thankful to my players because I called their attention after we played poorly the past few games.” The Water Defenders suffered back-to-back losses before reestablishing themselves against Adamson University in their penultimate elimination game and those two setbacks deeply hampered Bali Pure’s momentum in the middle of the preliminaries. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano FILE PHOTO – Bali Pure Water Defenders. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure made quick work of Pocari Sweat, taking a three-set win, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, to cap off its elimination round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Water Defenders locked up the fourth seed with a 4-3 record and, in the process, eliminated BanKo Perlas off the top four while the Lady Warriors, who are also semis-bound, finished the preliminaries with a 5-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

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Mavericks beat Magic, stop 3-game slide

first_imgView comments Double-doubles by Randle, Ball push Lakers past Kings Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It also led to a balanced scoring output for Dallas.Dirk Nowitzki and Smith each scored 20 points as the Mavericks stopped a three-game slide. Wesley Matthews had 16 points for Dallas, which got its first win since Dec. 31 against Oklahoma City.Harrison Barnes and Ferrell scored 15 apiece, while J.J. Barea had 12 assists and eight points.“Yogi came in and really changed the game,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “His impact on the offensive and defensive ends — his energy was great. In the first half, he was the one guy who was really battling on the boards for us, the shortest guy out there.”Carlisle earned his 708th career win, moving past John MacLeod for 17th in NBA history. Next up is Gene Shue with 784.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Aaron Gordon scored 19 points for Orlando, which has lost five in a row. D.J. Augustin had 18 points, and Marreese Speights finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.The Magic have allowed at least 100 points in four of their last five games and have lost 14 of 15.“They’ve just got to do better,” coach Frank Vogel said. “We’ve got to figure that out.”The Magic led 48-43 at halftime, but Nowitzki and Smith helped the Mavericks rally with 15 points apiece in the second half.With his team leading 66-64 and 4:04 remaining in the third quarter, Ferrell made a pull-up jumper and Barnes followed with another jump shot. The Mavs carried an 82-75 lead into the fourth.“We didn’t stick with the same energy that we had in the first half,” Augustin said. “We didn’t come out and execute like we were supposed to, like we did in the first half, and it kind of fell apart at the end.”The Magic pulled within four in the final period before the Mavericks closed the game with a 14-3 run over the final four minutes.Dallas shot 51.8 percent from the floor. Orlando shot 45.6 percent and had 13 turnovers in a sloppy offensive performance.OFF THE BENCHGordon didn’t start after he violated team rules. Vogel didn’t elaborate on what rule, but Gordon indicated it had to do with being late to a team function. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orlando Magic forward Evan Fournier (10) of France and guard Mario Hezonja, right, of Croatia defend as Dallas Mavericks’ Yogi Ferrell (11) drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Dallas . (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell helped set the pace for the Dallas Mavericks in their 114-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.It started with rebounding.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Obviously, it hurts. I want to be on the floor as much as I can and starting,” Gordon said. “I understand that time management is crucial. Being punctual is part of character. Having a high character leads into winning. It’s the little things that matter, so I understand why they did it.”THE LOGONowitzki went 7 for 7 from the free throw line and is tied with Jerry West for the sixth-most free throws in NBA history at 7,160. Michael Jordan ranks fifth with 7,327.TIP-INSMagic: F Wes Iwundu and C Kehm Birch were recalled from the G League.Mavericks: Dallas has not lost a season series to Orlando since 1997-98. The final scheduled meeting between the teams is April 4 in Orlando.UP NEXTMagic: Visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.Mavericks: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The 6-foot Ferrell led the team with eight boards, the 6-3 Smith had seven and the Mavericks used that spark to get offense going the other way.“Me and Yogi run (after rebounding),” Smith said. “We find each other on the break pretty well, and when we can get into the paint it opens up the floor for everybody.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFerrell said it was a result of the rest of the team boxing out, and he just benefited by grabbing the ball.“Those guys do the hard part. We do the easy part and get boards,” Ferrell said. “When we do that it gets our break started a lot quicker.”last_img read more

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PH volleyball team to skip Asiad opening rites to focus on Thailand preps

first_imgMeralco slips past Columbian in PBA Govs’ Cup opener LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Philippines national women’s volleyball team has decided to skip the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games scheduled Saturday night.The team, which is fresh off a training camp in Japan, wants to dedicate all its time preparing for its first match against continental juggernaut Thailand on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “That’s the consensus of the team,” said ThailandLVPI president Cayco. “We need this training session because the game on Sunday will be very tough and as much as possible we want to make an impression that we also deserve to here.”Unlike Thailand which has established itself as a volleyball powerhouse in the region, the Philippines’ is only playing the  Asian Games volleyball tournament for the first time after 36 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cayco said the mere fact that there was a Philippine team in the women’s volleyball tournament was already an achievement.“Our players were not born yet the last time we played in the Asian Games so making it here already is a major achievement,” said Cayco. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Philippines’ next games after its match against Thaiand are against Japan on Tuesday, Hong Kong on Thursday, and Indonesia in Saturday and Cayco said their goal is to make the quarterfinals.“If we beat Hong Kong, we’ll get to the quarterfinals. I also think we can get past Indonesia.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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MOH Trains 166 Mental Health Personnel

first_imgAuthorities at the Ministry of Health (MOH) said the Ministry has completed the training of 166 health personnel to provide mental health clinical services at various centers across the country.The training of the personnel comes in the wake of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, recommitting WHO support to the Liberian government and stakeholders in providing needed technical support to address and restore the dignity of Liberians suffering from various forms of mental illness.Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor, Acting director of the Mental Unit at MOH made the disclosure during the Ministry of Information press briefing on Thursday in Monrovia.She said the Unit has developed a comprehensive mental health strategic plan and national policy.The exercise, she said, is to prioritize the provision of mental healthcare services to citizens across the country, but with basic concentration on Monrovia and its environs. Madam Ndorbor said the goal of the new strategy is to provide quality services to persons having mental problems.She said the strategy seeks to integrate mental health into primary healthcare services, where every clinic and health facility in the country will provide mental health services to anyone suspected of being mentally ill.Ndorbor added that decentralizing mental healthcare service will ensure that mentally ill people would not have to travel to Monrovia for treatment, but will be treated at any of the nearby health posts.The Unit, through the MOH, is collaborating with the WHO, The Carter Center, UNICEF and other partners involved in mental healthcare services to address the issue of stigma, train mental health clinicians and provide care for mentally ill persons.This year’s world Mental Health Day was celebrated on Saturday, October 10 under the theme, “Dignity in Mental Health.”In a related development, Liberia’s Chief Pharmacist has pledged government’s commitment to strengthening the country’s mental health service.Mr. Tijli Tyee said the fact that a Mental Health Bill is before the National Legislature for enactment into law signifies the country’s readiness to tackle mental health related problems.He made the statement over the weekend when Liberia joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Mental Health Day. Meanwhile, Mr. Tyee said government is collaborating with partners to revamp the Mental Health Unit of the MOH to ensure that mental health treatment is available at health facilities across the country.The WHO recently called on the Liberian government to review her legislation on mental health and its treatment to be able to protect the rights and dignity of persons affected by all forms of mental disorder.In a statement issued last Monday during the celebration of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said this year’s theme draws the attention of the Liberian government to the crucial need to ensure that dignity is preserved in all attitudes of the public towards Liberians who suffer from any form of mental disorder.He said current estimates indicate that one out of every six Africans suffers from some form of mental disorder. “Unfortunately,” he said, “in the course of treatment, some patients are subjected to undignified treatment, such as being chained to trees or beds, locked in a cage, left without food for many hours, deprived of family support and inadequate personal hygiene.”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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Peace River still perfect in Wheatbelt League

first_img**SubmittedPeace River is still perfect in the Wheatbelt Baseball League.  The Stampeders moved to 5 and 0 after leaving Grimshaw last night with a 10-nothing win.  Cody May pitched the complete game shutout.While just over the B.C. border, Fort St. John is 3 and 2 after knocking off still winless Cecil Lake 7-nothing.- Advertisement -Tonight in the Wheatbelt league, its a rematch from last years finals whenPeace River takes on Rycroft in Grimshaw.last_img

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Supermarkets in negotiations

first_imgThe union and the grocery chains eventually agreed on a settlement that split employees into separate wage and benefit classes. For example, veteran employees qualified for health care after four months and didn’t have to pay any health premiums. Workers hired since the last contract deal have to wait 12 months or more to qualify for health coverage – longer for their dependents – and have been asked to pay premiums for health care. A study by the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education released last week found only 7 percent of Southern California grocery workers hired since the 2003-04 strike and lockout were receiving benefits as of September. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The last time Southern California’s largest supermarket chains battled with their employees’ union over a labor contract, the dispute escalated into a strike-lockout that dragged on for nearly five months. With little more than a month to go on the current deal, a new slate of negotiations could produce another brawl over health care benefits and a two-tiered wage system – the same contract issues the union begrudgingly agreed to three years ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers’ Local 770 in Los Angeles, the largest union local in the region, is scheduled to begin contract talks Monday with Ralphs Grocery Co. Talks between UFCW Local 324 in Buena Park and Albertsons Inc. have been under way since last month. Union negotiations with Safeway Inc., which operates Vons and Pavilions stores, are expected to begin in coming weeks, but no schedule had been set. In all, labor contracts covering about 65,000 employees at 785 stores from San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield south to San Diego are set to expire March 5. “Both sides are trying to avoid the very debilitating long-term strike and lockout that occurred last time,” said Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. Ralphs locked out employees on Oct. 11, 2003, after Southern California grocery workers voted to strike against Vons and Pavilions. At the time, Ralphs, Safeway and Albertsons were negotiating with the workers union. Ralphs brought in replacement workers to keep its stores running. About 59,000 workers were idled at 859 sites. The strike cost store owners more than $2 billion by some estimates and resulted in the loss of many customers. It also left employees struggling to make ends meet, forcing some to lose their homes. last_img read more

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Transgender student elected king

first_imgVideo: King for a day PASADENA – For Andrew Gomez, the month of November was one of firsts. First, he broke the news to his mother that he was transitioning from a female to a male. Then the 24-year-old transgender student was elected Homecoming King at Pasadena City College. Neither event came easily, but the second milestone nearly did not happen. PCC’s homecoming committee initially ruled Gomez ineligible because of his pierced ear. But Gomez is still in a transitional period. He hopes to have surgery, but acknowledges it will not happen for some time. There are still specialists to see, male hormones to be prescribed and a myriad of other changes before Gomez’s transformation can be complete. For now, he has taken simpler steps. Gomez binds himself, although “it is unnecessary, since I am nearly flat-chested,” he said. “He is a low-key person,” said Sue Talbot, advisor to the United Rainbow Alliance, a PCC support and advocacy group for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Of the latter group, Brian Kraemer, who heads Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support group not affiliated with PCC, said he has seen more transgender individuals and their families attending the group’s meetings. Gomez, a creative-writing major, said getting his family to accept his decision has been difficult. Last summer, he posted a message on his Facebook page declaring his intention to become a man. Yet it was only earlier this month that he actually revealed it to his mother. To his surprise, she had already suspected; she was mostly angry with him for not telling her earlier. She continues to struggle with Gomez’s decision. “I was prepared to pack my bags, because I wasn’t going to stay there if she wasn’t going to support me,” Gomez said. “It is going to take a long time for her to use the male pronoun.” Although he originally enrolled at PCC under his birth name, this semester Gomez began asking professors and fellow students to call him by Andrew. The fact that most people now do so makes him grateful, Gomez said. After he posted the message on his Facebook page, several friends messaged back within minutes with words of support. “It was just amazing,” said Gomez.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But after students complained, lodging charges of discrimination, the committee relented and reversed its decision. Gomez said his election earlier this month as Homecoming King surprised him, even though he initially ran hoping to become a source of inspiration for other gay, lesbian and transgender students. “I wanted them to feel like they could do something like this, instead of having them feel, `I am not straight so I can’t do this,”‘ Gomez said. As child, Gomez was a tomboy, he said, always piling his long hair into a baseball cap. “My mom would get really mad when I did that,” he said. Two years ago, he cut his hair short. last_img
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Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace: Late double snatches Eagles FA Cup victory

first_img Yohan Cabaye converts the spot-kick 2 Yohan Cabaye and Fraizer Campbell claimed a late goal apiece as Crystal Palace progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a deserved 2-0 win at Championship Reading.Cabaye scored a late penalty in the match – which was live on talkSPORT – to give Palace the lead after a foul on Yannick Bolasie led to Reading’s Jake Cooper being sent off.With victory already effectively secured – substitute Campbell scored a second to give Alan Pardew’s Wembley-bound team further cause for celebration.Palace’s struggles in the Premier League, in which they last won on December 19, may be ongoing, but they have successfully negotiated a difficult passage to the national stadium and will be serious contenders for the final, regardless of their opposition. At the club where he began his managerial career, Pardew unsurprisingly recalled fit-again goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, having played Alex McCarthy in his absence in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and watched him make the costly error which led to the Reds’ equalising goal.Jason Puncheon had also returned from injury and was among the substitutes, but even without him Pardew’s starting XI featured four potential match-winners in Emmanuel Adebayor, Cabaye, Wilfried Zaha and Bolasie at a time when injury restricted Reading’s Matej Vydra to the bench.It was in the final third, however, that Palace were frustrated throughout much of the first half.One of the few times a position of promise evolved into one of threat came when captain Mile Jedinak played Adebayor through on goal in the 35th minute, but the striker hesitated to shoot on his left foot and by the time he had shaped up onto his right, Reading goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi had read him and routinely saved his effort.Reading’s response was almost immediate. On the right wing Chris Gunter delivered a delightful cross which found Ola John at the back post, from where the winger controlled possession before seeing his shot deflected into the side netting.Perhaps partly owing to their poor league form, Pardew has been criticised by some Palace fans for not selecting the popular Julian Speroni.That Hennessey, under little pressure, soon spilled a high ball to John would not have helped, and was only not worsened by him again striking just wide. 2 Palace did, however, start the second half in the ascendency when after 54 minutes Al Habsi made a reaction save from a powerful header from Jedinak, which was shortly followed by Scott Dann seeing an effort cleared off the line.Yet, while Palace were applying further pressure, there was always the threat that Reading would counter and score on the break, as they almost did when Stephen Quinn tested Hennessey.It was just when a replay was looking likely that the chance Palace needed presented itself. They had lost to Liverpool in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time six days earlier when Christian Benteke was controversially awarded the penalty from which he scored when Pardew believed he had dived.On this occasion there were few complaints when Bolasie was pulled back in the area by Cooper and the defender was sent off after being awarded his second yellow card.With a place in the semi-finals at stake, Cabaye calmly sent his penalty down the centre of the goal, which Al Habsi could only get a hand to, sending Palace into the competition’s final fourCampbell’s goal came in the fourth minute of stoppage time when, one-on-one with Al Habsi, the goalkeeper could only parry his shot to him to set the striker up for a tap-in from close range.The match also represented a return to Berkshire for Pardew, who managed the club for four years at the turn of the century.last_img read more

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Tottenham transfer news: Roma ready to fight Spurs for £25m-rated Belgian star

first_img1 Axel Witsel in action for Roma Roma are planning to hijack Tottenham’s pursuit of Zenit St Petersburg star Axel Witsel.Reports earlier this week claimed Spurs have already tabled a £20m bid for the Belgian midfielder, but Zenit are no closer to sanctioning the move.And now, according to Corriere dello Sport, Roma are planning to match Tottenham’s offer after manager Luciano Spalletti told the club’s directors to make the playmaker their top transfer target.With an array of Belgian internationals already at the club, Tottenham are confident they can lure Witsel to north London to link up with his compatriots and will be prepared to up their offer if their first bid doesn’t get accepted.Zenit are understood to be holding out for around £25m for the 27-year-old, which may lead to Spurs and Roma waiting until after Euro 2016 before making a concrete decision on whether to match the Russian club’s valuation of the player.last_img read more

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Man pleads guilty to being behind Carrigans cannabis grow-house

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to cultivating almost 100 cannabis plants at a house in Carrigans.Chris McDaid, 31, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today facing charges of possession and cultivation of cannabis plants. McDaid pleaded guilty to the charges relating to the incident which occurred on October 23rd, 2015 at The Haw, Churchtown, Carrigans.Barrister Sean Mac Aodha asked the court if he could have the case adjourned until next April to allow for a probation report.However, Judge Martin Nolan said that he did not see what insight a probation officer would have into Mr McDaid’s case.Mr Mac Aodha said that Mr McDaid was the father of a child who had a degenerative condition and that he had no criminal record.He added that his client, of 41 Farm Hill, Foyle Springs, Derry, was in the process of gathering information on cannabis and its medicinal uses.Judge Nolan asked barrister for the state, Ms Patricia McLoughlin, how many plants were found at the address and she said there were at least 87 young plants found.“It was a fairly substantial growhouse,” she added.Judge Nolan adjourned the case for sentence until Thursday week.Man pleads guilty to being behind Carrigans cannabis grow-house was last modified: January 24th, 2017 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:cannabisCarrigansChris McDaiddonegallast_img read more

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