Simulation exercises to test disaster preparedness undertaken

first_img 141 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Martin Christmas on the sceneThe Office of Disaster Management (ODM) executed a number of disaster simulation exercises at various locations within the city today.The exercise was aimed at testing the government’s “preparedness” to respond to disasters.The simulated exercise was that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island and impacted the city of Roseau.Program coordinator Nicholas George told the media, “for the purposes of control the simulation exercise impact zones were limited to a few general areas; the Financial Centre, Goodwill Secondary School, Fort Young Hotel, the Agricultural Propagation Facility at the Botanic Gardens and Government Headquarters”.The simulation was described as a “low level national exercise” with a high impact, testing the management processes of the executive of the state and their preparedness level.A Police Officer consoling a student at the Goodwill secondary SchoolAs a result of the “simulated” earthquake a fire broke out at the Financial Centre and the building had to be evacuated.Structural damage was caused to the Government Headquarters in which a number of persons were trapped in the debris.There was also damage at the Goodwill Secondary School where teachers and students were trapped.There were reports of a hostage situation at the Fort Young Hotel as a result of looting and damage at the agricultural propagation facility at the Botanic Gardens as a result of the earthquake.According to Nicholas, almost every ministry would have been affected.“Cabinet was disrupted and permanent secretaries were also in meetings so some productivity was disrupted in the civil service today but we felt it was necessary to conduct this simulation exercise to test the ministries response readiness,” George said.At each location there were injured persons which were being attended to by medical personnel, police officers secured the affected areas, people ran from buildings, some cried, others assisted while there were a few who joked and laughed about the entire exercise.The ODM along with its partners including the Red Cross, Fire and Ambulance Service, Police Officers, the Chief Medical Officer and his team and Permanent Secretaries will meet later today to review the exercise.“We will be looking at the gaps which emerged, how prepared the ministries were and how the decision making processes were carried out,” George said.Dominica Vibes News[nggallery id=251]. Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Simulation exercises to test disaster preparedness undertaken by: – December 7, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

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Windies star Hope lands another prestigious award

first_img Tweet 69 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegionalSports Windies star Hope lands another prestigious award by: – April 23, 2018center_img BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fresh from being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year at Lord’s earlier this month, Shai Hope earned another prestigious award on home soil when he received the President’s Award at Barbados Cricket Association annual dinner at Kensington Oval here Friday night.BCA president Conde Riley made the announcement, triggering celebrations among by the guests who comprised several former and current West Indies players including Sir Charlie Griffith, Desmond Haynes, Cammie Smith, Floyd Reifer, Ryan Hinds, Kraigg Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse.“We are pleased to announce Shai Hope as the recipient of the BCA’s President Award for this year,” said Riley, a Cricket West Indies director.“As everyone can recall, Shai played two of great innings during a Test at Headingley last year, when that young and brilliant West Indies team beat England. It was an historic and memorable occasion and we are pleased to honour him.”Hope made 147 in the first innings – his first Test century – and returned to post an equally important 118 not out in the second innings as the West Indies stunned the cricketing world with a five-wicket victory, chasing down 322 on the final day to mark one of the most remarkable performances in the history of the game.The 24-year-old Hope’s heroics made him the first batsman in 127 years of first class cricket at the ground to score a hundred in both innings of a match.Riley also made mention of Brathwaite who played a vital role in the amazing result, the 25-year-old opener scoring 134 and 96. The pair added a record 246 in the first innings and then 144 in the second innings.Reflecting on his Wisden honour, Hope said: “I want to thank the BCA and Cricket West Indies for making the trip possible. They are the ones who orchestrated it and I was happy to be part of the event.“It was a really grand occasion, being at Lord’s the Home of Cricket and I was just pleased to be a part of it. To get the award was a bonus.”He added: “I looked at the list of previous winners, and it includes some of the greatest West Indians of all time. It’s humbling but it tells me I have work to do to achieve more great things for West Indies cricket.“I’m still young in my career, I still have a lot to learn and lots more to achieve. The award is not the destination, it’s part of a journey to do well for West Indies and help us regain a place at the top in world cricket.” Share Sharelast_img read more

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5G Innovations & Defense Wins Help Qorvo Post Exceptional Fiscal Q3 Results

first_imgQorvo released its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter (Q3), ending December 28, 2019. The company delivered a good December quarter with $869 Million in revenue. In mobile products, 5G design wins are accelerating, and in IDP (Infrastructure & Defense Products), Qorvo is enjoying robust design win momentum. The company is also looking forward to welcoming two industry-leading teams, Decawave and Custom MMIC, to the Qorvo family, thus expanding its technology portfolio and product offerings.Strategic Highlights:Awarded broad-based design wins to supply highly integrated 4G/5G low-, mid-/high-, and ultra-high band solutions for second-generation 5G smartphonesChosen to supply ultra-high band FEMs on multiple 5G cellular chipsets, leveraging performance advantages at higher frequencies and enabling next wave of 5G smartphonesSecured new 4G and 5G design wins and extended leadership in BAW-based multiplexers, including hexaplexers and recently launched micro BAW-based quadplexerExpanded GaN customer engagements with ramp of high-power amplifiers at a third major OEM to support 5G massive MIMO deploymentsLaunched high power GaAs FEM addressing enhanced performance requirements of second-generation 5G millimeter wave base stationsCommenced volume shipments of BAW filters to a top-tier infrastructure OEM supporting China Mobile’s 5G small cell deploymentIntroduced industry’s first solution combining a Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth Low Energy SoC with a Wi-Fi 6 FEM to enable next-generation distributed Wi-Fi networksSecured new design wins and increased shipments of Wi-Fi 6 FEMs across CPE, retail and mobileSampled complete V2X front end solution, including 5.9 GHz Wi-Fi coexistence BAW filter, to multiple automotive OEMs and tier-one suppliersShipped power management ICs into datacenter solid state drives for two of the top three storage providersSigned, following the quarter, definitive agreements to acquire Decawave, a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive and IoT applications; and Custom MMIC, a leading supplier of high-performance GaAs and GaN MMICs for defense and aerospace applicationsFinancial OutlookAccording to Mark Murphy, Chief Financial Officer of Qorvo, the company’s December quarter results and March quarter guidance reflect strength in end markets of 5G, Wi-Fi and Defense and continued strong operating performance. Given the operating results and capital management, the company now forecasts free cash flow for the full fiscal year of over $700 million. Qorvo currently believes the demand environment in its end markets supports the following expectations for the March 2020 quarter:Quarterly revenue in the range of $800 million to $840 millionNon-GAAP gross margin of approximately 48.5%Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.55 at the midpoint of guidanceQorvo’s actual quarterly results may differ from these expectations and projections, and such differences may be material.Click here for more information on the financial results.last_img read more

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Writer’s Block: January’s Winter Brings March Flowers

first_img Share RelatedWriter’s Block: So Long, Farewell!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Though the beats are still bumping at the beach and bayside parties, Spring Break 2017 is quickly winding down, it seems. Once again, the seasons are changing — Monday ushered in the first official day of spring with sunny skies and a warm…March 24, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Babes and BluebonnetsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Welcome to March! For the Rio Grande Valley, March is a time of interesting dichotomies. A time in between times. A time of cold and gray days brought on by the last hurrahs of winter-like cold snaps, and a time of piercingly sunny…March 8, 2019In “Editor’s Column”It’s Heeeere!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Well, we’ve been waiting for it all year and it’s finally here: Spring Break 2016. Things seem to be going well so far. The traffic jams are few, the glasses are full and the music is loud, just as it should be. While…March 18, 2016In “Editor’s Column” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comWell, is it spring or is it still winter? It’s a little hard to tell this year despite the arrival of Texas Week on South Padre Island.The first couple of days of the infamous Spring Break party week were marred by chilly weather and even a little rain here and there. Things bounced back on Wednesday, however, as the day began with warmer, sunny skies and tufts of clouds cruising in the atmosphere like cotton balls aligned in ragged rows.But even with the sun shining, the breeze still had a slight nip to it, and few of the Spring Break revelers I saw seemed to have any desire to stray from the safety of the sand to the still-chilly waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, I chuckled to myself as I meandered through the crowd on the beach outside Clayton’s as a group of coeds who were standing closest to the water’s edge let out a collective gasp when an errant wave came up the shore farther than the ones before it. I guess it’s a bit surprising when your tootsies aren’t expecting a cold shock.Nonetheless, I was ecstatic when I saw it was sunny out. The bright sunshine and the cool air mean good things for the menagerie of flowering plants I’ve assembled this year. I’ve got a tangle of Texas bluebonnets growing in a pot, and some impatiens enjoying the shade where their pot hangs beneath my eaves.And I’ve also got a plant I had never seen before until I saw a photo of it on Facebook: a blue butterfly clerodendrum. And just as its name suggests, it features blossoms that look quite strikingly like blue butterflies.This winter’s freezes hit the plants and trees in my neighborhood pretty hard. Near my patio, one mature tree — which has always displayed a full crown of large, waxy leaves no matter the season — was stripped of its entire canopy after those few weeks in December and January where temperatures dipped into the 20s and low 30s. That’s partly why I got the flowers — to bring a pop of color back to my patio.That once verdant tree has always been a bright spot for insect activity, particularly these gorgeous, shiny, blue-black bees I think may be some sort of carpenter or mason bee. Or maybe a kind of bumblebee. I’m not the best at bee identification and would welcome some help in that department.Regardless of what kind of bee they are, this past winter just about wiped them out after that tree lost all its leaves. I was afraid they’d be gone for good, but this week there was a bright spot of hope! As I went around soaking my thirsty flowers with a watering can, one of the large, plump bees buzzed by my head before making its wobbly way towards a small hole in the tree’s trunk.And, tilting my head back to enjoy the dappled sunlight that filtered through the tree’s bare branches, I noticed they weren’t so bare, after all. Those branches closest to the sky have begun to sprout leaves again!Spring has sprung, and Nature has shown she is definitely a goddess of renewal.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Game Notes: Argos Look to Continue GSC Success Against Christian Brothers This Weekend

first_imgMarch 24, 2015 Full Release and Game Notes in PDF FormatLive Stats PENSACOLA, Fla.  –  The University of West Florida baseball team heads to Memphis, Tennessee this weekend to play Christian Brothers for a three-game conference series. Friday will feature a doubleheader between the Argos and Bucs beginning at noon and the series will wrap on Saturday with a single game starting at 1:00 p.m. VS. CANCER FOUNDATION: Last Friday, the UWF baseball team showed its support of their fundraiser with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, as all players and coaches shaved their heads to raise awareness about pediatric cancer… So far, the team has raised $2,262, which will benefit national pediatric cancer research and kids currently undergoing treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. HOT HAM: As of late, Kyle Hamner has emerged as one of the top bats for the UWF lineup, as the senior backstop currently rides a 14-game hitting streak… Over that streak, Hamner has hit .449 (22-for-49)… Hamner hit his first career home run against West Georgia in game one of last Saturday’s doubleheader, which was part of a 8-for-18 week, where Hamner tallied three RBI and recorded 11 total bases… Hamner remains the player with the highest amount of at bats in NCAA Division I, II, or III without recording a strikeout, as Hamner has not struck out in any of his 84 at bats this season… No player in NCAA Division II has gone an entire season without striking out since 1994. GSC SUCCESS: For five consecutive weekends to open the season, UWF has taken two-of-three from their league opposition… Two opponents, Valdosta State and Alabama Huntsville, were ranked No. 18 and No. 9 nationally, respectively, at the time… In conference play, UWF owns a league-best 3.39 GSC ERA… UWF is hitting .306 as a team in GSC action, led by Kyle Hamner who is hitting .408 and slugging .510… Jean Figueroa and Jimmy Redovian are hitting .381 and .364, respectively, in conference play… Jarrod Petree has a 0.73 ERA in GSC games as the redshirt junior has allowed just one earned run in 12.1 innings pitched over five appearances… The Argonauts currently sit in a tie for second in the conference with a 10-5 record and trail first-place West Alabama by two games. LOB CITY: As a team, the West Florida bullpen has stranded 23 of 35 (67%) inherited runners, highlighted by Jarrod Petree who has stranded all 10 of his inherited runners this season… 67% is slightly better than the 2015 team’s mark, as UWF stranded 61% of runners a season ago. TOP ARMS: As a team, UWF owns a 2.84 ERA, which is the best in the conference by more thanhalf a run… The Argonauts pitching staff is highlighted by the bullpen, which features five players who own ERAs under 2.00… Josh McLaney, Jarrod Petree and freshmen Gray Dorsey, Garrett Peek, and Cole Crowder have thrown 56.2 innings combined, and collectively have posted a 1.11 ERA… The UWF bullpen as a whole owns a 2.21 ERA… Starters Walker O’Connor and JT Granat rank within NCAA Division II’s top 50 with four victories each, while closer Steve McClellan, the GSC’s save leader, is in the nation’s top 10 with five saves on the season. NATIONAL STAT LEADERS: UWF’s 2.84 team ERA is good for 13th best in NCAA Division II… The Argonauts total of 24 sacrifice bunts is the 14th highest in the nation… UWF’s five shutouts on the year is the second most in the country… UWF has the sixth best strikeout-to-walk ratio in DII, sitting at 3.75 on the year… UWF’s 1.24 team WHIP is the 16th best in the country… West Florida’s 2.30 walks allowed per nine innings is the fifth lowest total in DII. SOUTH REGION STAT LEADERS: West Florida’s 2.84 team ERA is the best in the South Region, and more than half a run better than 2015 defending national champions Tampa… UWF’s 24 sac bunts is the fourth most in the region… UWF’s five shutouts is the highest in the South Region… UWF’s 3.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the best in the region… West Florida’s 1.24 team WHIP is the third best in the South Region… The Argonauts have allowed just 2.30 walks per nine innings, which is the best average in the South Region… Steve McClellan’s five saves is the most in the region. SCOUTING CHRISTIAN BROTHERS: Last weekend, the Bucs recorded its first conference win of the season, beating Mississippi College 6-4 in game two of their three game series last weekend… Christian Brothers currently sits in last place in the GSC with a 1-14 conference record and a 7-19 overall record… As a team, CBU is hitting .237 while posting a 6.81 team ERA… Lucas Castleberry leads the team with a .351 batting average… Michael Halley leads the team with 15 RBI. SERIES HISTORY: West Florida is 10-1 all-time against the Bucs and currently rides a nine-game winning streak when playing Christian Brothers… UWF has not lost to Christian Brothers since March 24, 2012 when the 2012 Argos fell in a 6-1 contest. LAST TIME OUT: Last year’s series featured a sweep of the Bucs, as UWF outscored CBU 16-3 for a three-game series in Pensacola… In UWF’s 7-0 game three win, Alex Greene went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI… Chase Kiefer went 2-for-5 with an RBI… Kyle Hamner also recorded an RBI… Walker O’Connor threw a seven-inning complete game shutout against the Bucs in game two, while striking out seven. Projected Starting Pitcher MatchupsFriday G1UWF: Walker O’Connor – 3.05 ERA, 4-2, 38.1 IP, 45 H, 13 ER, 7 BB, 25 K, .285 B/AVGCBU: Jack Parker — 5.63 ERA, 1-5, 38.1 IP, 40 H, 24 ER, 27 BB, 42 K, .276 B/AVG Friday G2UWF: Brandon Nagem– 4.08 ERA, 3-1, 35.1 IP, 35 H, 16 ER, 10 BB, 41 K, .245 B/AVGCBU: Peyton Sanderlin — 6.08 ERA, 2-5, 40 IP, 46 H, 27 ER, 22 BB, 25 K, .309 B/AVG SaturdayUWF: JT Granat – 3.51 ERA, 4-2, 33.1 IP, 32 H, 13 ER, 10 BB, 27 K, .260 B/AVGVSU: Patrick Gurley — 7.48 ERA, 1-3, 27.2 IP, 38 H, 23 ER, 9 BB, 15 K, .339 B/AVG To stay updated on the UWF baseball team, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit GoArgos.com. — GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Fujii cruises home

first_imgMINORI, Ibaraki Pref. – Overnight leader Kasumi Fujii cruised to her third victory of the season after a 1-over-par 73 Sunday to seal a comfortable three-stroke win at the Hisako Higuchi Classic.Fujii’s five-shot lead whittled down to two at the turn, but she eased home to the title on a 7-under 209 total as her rivals dropped away in the closing holes. Mayumi Hirase took second after a 1-under 71 to finish on 212 while Yuri Fudo carded the best round of the day of 68 to place in a tie for third. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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Big Turnout For 43rd Annual Peninsula Winter Games

first_imgYork recognized the need to create an event where local kids would have an opportunity to enjoy sports, games & kid-friendly events during the winter season. The day kicked off with the annual Monopoly tournament. Davis: “These kids take it really seriously. We had 6 tables that did the first round for an hour, and then those 6 winners went onto the final round. The overall winner was Mackey Lewis, and he was our grand prize winner.”  The event took place on Saturday, January 19, from noon to 6pm at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享When winter weather hits it’s hard to justify getting outdoors, but that didn’t stop community members from coming out for the 43rd Annual Peninsula Winter Games on Saturday. The Peninsula Winter Games was started in 1976 by the late Mr. Al York, a member of the Soldotna Lions Club. Shannon Davis, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “I will tell you we had to have at least 2,000 people who came in and had lunch. There were a healthy amount of people running around the Sports Center and just having a great time.”  Featured at this years event was the popular ice slide, and the new touch-a-truck event. Various organizations throughout the Kenai Peninsula brought over heavy machinery and large trucks for the kids to play on for the touch-a-truck event.last_img read more

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Club ‘will offer’ €7-8m for Manchester United player, might need to…

first_imgWhile it isn’t as incessant as it once was, the Matteo Darmain returning to Italy stories still make an appearance here and there in the local media. Corriere dello Sport are the ones guilty of it over the weekend, yet they cover the story with some detail we haven’t seen in a while, namely giving their readers the amount they are willing to pay for the Manchester United defender’s services.The idea to make a move for the Italy international isn’t new, as you all know, and the club’s reluctance to trigger Cédric’s view to buy clause in their loan agreement with Southampton has brought the Darmian dossier back to the fore.Corriere state that should they decide against paying for the Portuguese, with the move seen as ‘difficult’, they will turn their attention to Darmian, and ‘will offer’ €7-8m, although Manchester United want €12m.Embed from Getty ImagesWe’re guessing this will be their ‘starting low’ with a hope to bring the price down bid, as we all know Ed Woodward isn’t scared to stand in the player’s way if the club doesn’t get what they feel his value is.After all, this has happened over the past two to three transfer windows.At this point, even we’d like to see Woodward agree to that offer. It’s not awful for a player who almost never plays.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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Death of a young world champion. The Russian figure skater…

first_imgAfter going out the window she died tonight in Moscow junior world champion in figure skating Ekaterina Alexandrovsk. Russian media speculate that the twenty-year-old Moscow native represented them in Australia, hastening suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of the building. Dajn suffered from severe depression and cooperation with experts did not improve.ampionka, who wanted to become a freshman. The skill killed the speed skateAlexandrovsk started as a slist, but since 2012 she has been involved in the discipline of the sports couple. She made her international debut at the junior Grand Prix in Ostrava 2016. A year later, she gained Australian citizenship and immediately dominated the competition of sports couples at the world junior ampion. Her partner was Harley Windsor and together they won the junior GP in the following seasons as the first Australian in history.They also competed at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyongyang, where they did not qualify for the free program and finished eighteen. They took 16th place twice at the World Championships. In the last two seasons, however, they began to pursue health problems, and Alexandrovsk ended her career this year.last_img read more

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Wolves interest in midfielder went ‘cold’, player likely to move elsewhere

first_imgAs newspaper O Jogo brings a story about the Lions’ transfer window, and it’s said the club still plan to let the 25-year-old go.Sporting are demanding €15m for the move, and CKSA Moscow seem to be the most interested side. They want to pay €10m, but could end up finding a deal for €13m or €14m.There was only one club who seemed eager to match the Lisbon side’s demands, and that was Wolves. It’s said the Premier League side ‘promised’ to reach the €15m required.Embed from Getty ImagesBut O Jogo says the interest from Wolves went ‘cold’, and now it’s a lot likelier Palhinha will end up moving to Russia.Interestingly, once Sporting sell Palhinha, they plan to spend the money on signing Paulinho from Braga.Both of these players were said to be close to Wolves this summer, and as things stand, it seems neither of them will be moving to Molineux.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.Undo Wolverhampton Wanderers’ interest in Sporting midfielder João Palhinha went ‘cold’, according to claims from Portugal today.last_img read more

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