Opposition party planning country-wide protests in Guyana

first_img Share NewsRegional Opposition party planning country-wide protests in Guyana by: Caribbean Media Corporation – May 21, 2015 Share Tweet 76 Views   no discussionscenter_img GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) maintaining that the May 11 regional and general elections had been flawed, says it plans to embark on country-wide protest action.In a statement, the party is also claiming that the international observers, who all agreed that the elections were free and fair, were in fact duped, without elaborating.“The Central Committee remains convinced that based on feedback received from its Polling Agents and Statements of Poll received, it won the majority of the votes in both national and regional elections,” the party said in a statement.Last weekend, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said the opposition coalition alliance had won the elections.According to GECOM, the coalition comprising A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) received 207,200 votes as compared to 202,694 for the PPP/C.But the PPP/C said that the results declared by GECOM failed to reflect the true will of the Guyanese people and the party also reiterated its call for GECOM’s Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally to resign. “Protest actions are also planned at all GECOM offices throughout the country to demand a total recount of all votes cast and the resignation of GECOM Chairman,” the PPP/C added.The party said that it s presently compiling evidence to file an election petition with representation from local and international lawyers.“Central Committee deliberated on ways to strengthen and rebrand the Party in order to be better positioned to defend the masses against the undemocratic imposition of the APNU- AFC coalition to the seat of Government,” the party said.The Central Committee also recognised that the observers were duped into believing that the elections were free and fair, the statement said.“The main aspect of the electoral process which was to observe the counting of ballots and the verification of statement of poll was left entirely in the hands of the GECOM officials many of who are activists and supporters of the APNU-AFC.” Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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NCCU to give back $1M to members with loans

first_img Tweet 2138 Views   6 comments Share Share BusinessLocalMoneyNews NCCU to give back $1M to members with loans by: – June 14, 2016center_img Sharing is caring! President of NCCU’s board of directors, Dexter DucreayThe National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) will make available one million EC dollars to members who have paid interest on loans in 2015. This announcement was made during a press conference on Tuesday June 14, 2016 by the institution’s board of directors President Dexter Ducreay. Mr. Ducreay stated that the NCCU is the “biggest, the brightest and the best credit union in the OECS”, with a surplus of over six million dollars for the 2015 financial year topping it all off. This surplus is a “major milestone for any indigenous institution”, he said adding that “our critics might accuse us of blowing our own trumpet on what I am about to say to you; but who cares”.“We strongly believe as a cooperative, we should share with our family; therefore NCCU has decided to give back one million dollars as interest rebate in cash to its members. This one million dollars will be shared among all members who have paid interest on their loans in 2015 based on interest paid for that period,” Ducreay said. Members will be free to spend the money as they wish he added calling it a “historic event”. According to Ducreay, the processing should be done tonight and the money should be available to eligible members tomorrow Wednesday June 15, 2016. “It will be put into a deposit account that people have access to, to do whatever they want to… We think, bearing in mind the economy, it is very timely so its money in your pockets,” Ducreay added. In explaining the logic behind NCCU’s decision to offer this million dollars rebate, Ducreay said within the OECS banking sector, “financial institutions are carrying a massive amount of cash on their balance sheet; as a result the interest rates on deposit are extremely low, as much as one percent, but we have not seen a corresponding decrease of interest rates on their loans”.These rates, he continued, are creating a very difficult situation for consumers who have to pay extremely high interest rates on their loans and see low returns on their deposits. “To compound financial crisis further, we see the advent of negative interest rates. Negative interest rates were first introduced in Europe in 2009 and were later introduced in Japan in the early months of this year.”These rates are generally used by governments to avoid a deflationary effect on the economies, Ducreay explained continuing, “but for the ordinary man in the streets, the negative interest rates means that instead of depositors receiving the interest on their deposits, they now have to pay the bank to hold their funds.”A version of this policy, he claimed, is being implemented right here in Dominica; “the banks are now charging their customers fees to hold their life savings. Such policy is repressive, poverty driven and anti the philosophy of banking as we know it today”.Mr. Ducreay has assured members of the NCCU that as long as he is a member of the board “this policy will never be implemented onto the membership”. The NCCU has been in existence since 2010 and its accomplishments are as a result of the strong and dedicated service from the volunteers Ducreay said. “The credit union volunteers of St. David, La Salette, Vieille Case, St. Paul and Roseau worked tirelessly to create what we have here today.”This year the Castle Bruce Credit Union has joined the NCCU. “We can now refer to ourselves as the big six,” Ducreay said. Another credit union, which he did not name, will also join the NCCU later this year. He appealed to both current and prospective members to continue making NCCU their financial institution of choice in order for money to be returned to them. “I want to thank all my fellow directors who had the courage to endorse this, such a bold initiative. I also want to thank all the committees for their supportiveness of the policies that make this institution great,” Ducreay stated. Sharelast_img read more

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2020 milk price takes a hit in latest USDA outlook report

first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com The USDA’s March World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report lifted the 2020 milk production estimate, citing larger expected cow numbers. In combination with trade estimate adjustments, the increase in milk supply is projected to pressure prices lower for milk and most dairy products. The 2020 milk production forecast at 222.3 billion pounds would be up nearly 1.8% from 2019. Some of that increase could be attributed to the extra leap day in 2020. (The USDA also revised the 2019 milk production estimate up slightly from last month to 218.3 billion pounds. That was up about 0.4% from 2018.)advertisementadvertisementProjected 2020 prices for cheese, butter and nonfat dry milk were reduced compared to a month ago, with only the dry whey price forecast inching higher. Based on these estimates, the 2020 average cheese price would now be slightly below the 2019 average, with the average butter price substantially weaker (-40 cents per pound) than the year before. The 2020 average price for nonfat dry milk will climb about 13 cents, but the 2020 dry whey price will also decline, down about 2.5 cents.As a result, the USDA’s latest projections for 2020 milk prices are now below 2019 averages.The Class III milk price forecast is now $16.65 per hundredweight (cwt), down 30 cents from last month and 31 cents less than the 2019 average of $16.96 per cwt.The Class IV price is $15.75 per cwt, down 95 cents from last month and 55 cents less than 2019.The 2020 all-milk price is now projected at $18.25 per cwt, 60 cents less than last month’s forecast and 35 cents below the 2019 average in 2019.Beef outlookThe beef production forecast was raised from the previous month as higher expected steer and heifer slaughter more than offsets lower non-fed cattle slaughter. Heavier carcass weights are also expected to support increased beef production. The export forecast is reduced on weaker anticipated demand in several markets.The 2020 average fed cattle price was projected at $114.50 per cwt, down $2.50 from last month’s forecast and about $2.25 per cwt less than the 2019 average of $116.78 per cwt. Highest prices are expected in the first quarter of the year.Feed outlookImpacting the cost side of the dairy income ledger:advertisementCorn: This month’s 2019-20 U.S. corn supply and use outlook is unchanged relative to last month. The projected 2019-20 season-average corn price received by producers remains at $3.80 per bushel, down a nickel from last month’s forecast and up 19 cents from the 2018-19 average price.Soybeans: This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2019-20 are also mostly unchanged. The U.S. season-average soybean price received by producers for 2019-20 was projected at $8.70 per bushel, down 5 cents from the previous month’s forecast. The soybean meal price forecast was unchanged at $305 per ton.  last_img read more

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Projecting the 2017 Cleveland Indians Lineup

first_imgVs. RHP (without Kipnis)1. Carlos Santana      (DH)2. Francisco Lindor    (SS)3. Michael Brantley    (LF)4. Edwin Encarnacion (1B)5. Abraham Almonte  (RF)6. Jose Ramirez        (3B)7. Tyler Naquin          (CF)8. Yan Gomes            (C)9. Michael Martinez   (2B) NEO HS Staff This will come in handy for days the Indians want to rest Michael Brantley. As we’ve seen with Brantley, let’s hope Kipnis gets all the time he needs to make a full recovery. Brandon Guyer is one of the best lefty mashers in the game.Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin are both serviceable options against righties. The Tribe can mix and match outfield positions frequently, but given Almonte’s impressive Spring (.390 batting average), he looks like he could be poised for a breakout year.I could see the switch-hitter starting 100+ games.One of the strengths the Indians have is the ability to match up against righties and lefties well. Until Kipnis returns, the Indians will at least have a solid defensive second baseman, who has a knack for making heads up baserunning plays and can do the little things, like going from first to third. Bench: Michael Martinez, Brandon Guyer, Roberto Perez, Austin Jackson Vs. LHP (with Kipnis)1. Carlos Santana       (1B)2. Austin Jackson      (CF)3. Jason Kipnis          (2B)4. Edwin Encarnacion (DH)5. Michael Brantley     (LF)6. Abraham Almonte   (RF)7. Francisco Lindor     (SS)8. Jose Ramirez         (3B)9. Yan Gomes            (C)center_img When he returns, it’s fun to think about what this offense could do. For this team, the main objective is to get to October healthy. And Cleveland’s depth on the bench is something that could be a huge help if one or two of the outfielders do happen to miss an extended period of time.Brandon Guyer vs. Lonnie ChisenhallComparing the two side by side, Lonnie Chisenhall has the advantage, having been with the club for five years. He transitioned from third base to the outfield, starting 118 games for the team in the absence of Michael Brantley. Chisenhall will get around 60-80 starts, and will end up with at least one or two of those at first or third base.Even though Brandon Guyer, hit better in the postseason than Chisenhall, Guyer will probably get about 20-40 starts. If he proves himself and hits well, he will be staying with the club, but if he struggles, non-roster invitees Wily Mo Pena (if he can find that spark from his younger years), and Chris Colabello (who had a great start to 2014, and his best career year in 2015 before his suspension the following season) will be waiting in the wings. Related Topics Vs. RHP (with Kipnis)1. Carlos Santana      (DH)2. Francisco Lindor    (SS)3. Jason Kipnis         (2B)4. Edwin Encarnacion (1B)5. Michael Brantley    (LF)6. Jose Ramirez        (3B)7. Tyler Naquin          (CF)8. Yan Gomes           (C)9. Lonnie Chisenhall   (RF) If you’d have a different lineup you’d throw out there, comment in the article or tweet us @NEOSportsInside. That being said, Kipnis’ spot will be one of the only blemishes on an otherwise dangerous lineup. By Tony BoganSpring Training is nearing its end and several spots are still up for grabs, but with just over a week until the season opener, we’re taking an educated guess at what the lineups will look like.The injury to Jason Kipnis creates question marks for the lineup early in the season and first, here’s my projected opening day lineup:Vs. LHP (without Kipnis)1. Carlos Santana        (1B)2. Austin Jackson        (CF)3. Francisco Lindor      (SS)4. Edwin Encarnacion  (DH)5. Michael Brantley      (LF)6. Abraham Almonte    (RF)7. Jose Ramirez          (3B)8. Michael Martinez     (2B)9. Yan Gomes             (C)last_img read more

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Nekad! Pria di Atas Bus Duduk Tenang Sambil Merokok

first_imgSayangnya, Peters hanya bisa memberikan permintaan pertama pria kulit hitam tersebut yakni sebatang rokok. Pria berkulit hitam yang tidak diketahui namanya tersebut kemudian berjalan melintasi dirinya dan bergegas menaiki bus yang sedang lewat tersebut melalui bagian belakang untuk duduk di atap.Baca juga: Nasib Kondektur Bus Kota di Jakarta, Korban “Seleksi Alam”Dari video terlihat, seperti mustahil untuk menaiki bus dengan cara memanjat, sebab tak ada pegangan yang benar-benar bisa di tumpu si pria tersebut. “Dia kemudian melihat bus itu berhenti, kata ‘F-k itu’, lalu naik ke atas. Lit rokok, dan berjalan ke arah barat. Dia sangat atletis untuk naik ke sana begitu cepat dan tanpa masalah,” jelas Peter.Awalnya sebelum mem-videokan, Peter mengambil gambar pria tersebut dan setelah pria tersebut berada di atas atap, dirinya kemudian membuat video sampai bus melaju ke arah tujuannya.Baca juga: Mengenal Polsuska, Penegak Peraturan di Kereta Api“Saya merasa terpesona olehnya, cukup jujur. Saya telah melihat beberapa orang melakukan beberapa hal gila. Anda tahu, Anda harus melakukan apa yang harus Anda lakukan untuk berkeliling. Aku mengerti itu, tapi naik di atas bus?” ungkapnya.Setelah video ini tersebar luas, Otoritas Transit Chicago melakukan penyelidikan atas masalah ini dan polisi pun ikut diselidiki. “Perilaku seperti ini sangat bodoh dan berbahaya tidak hanya untuk orang yang terlibat, tapi juga penumpang lain,” kata agensi tersebut dalam sebuah pernyataan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related nypost.com Minggu lalu, ada kejadian menghebohkan terjadi di jalanan kota Chicago, AS, dimana seorang pria naik ke atap sebuah bus dan mulai merokok. Adegan ini terlihat dari video amatir yang menunjukkan pria tersebut sedang duduk santai di atas atap bus tersebut tanpa terlihat bersalah sama sekali.Baca juga: Masih Adakah Bilik Rokok di Dalam Bus?Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari nypost.com (21/7/2017), yang membuat video tersebut diketahui bernama Lloyd Anthony Peters dan saat itu, dirinya sedang berjalan-jalan di kota. Kemudian, Peter didatangi seseorang yang tidak dikenal lantas meminta rokok dan tiket bus padanya.last_img read more

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Kasilof Man Killed in Gun Accident

first_imgOfficers say the revolver hit the vehicle Gardner was working on, causing it to fire on Gardner. They say Gardner’s next of kin was notified. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享His revolver discharged as it fell from his waistband, killing the 46-year-old Kasilof man as he worked on a vehicle. The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Bureau of Investigation responded with Central Emergency Services who pronounced Gardner deceased.center_img Alaska State Troopers say Royce Gardner was at a home in Kasilof when the accident happened yesterday morning and Troopers were called a few minutes before 9am.last_img

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Kameda KOs Mexican boxer in non-title fight

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kameda, fourth in the WBA rankings, struggled early on but sent Bouchan to the canvas with a series of lefts and rights to his body and ended the scheduled non-title 10-rounder at Ryogoku Kokugikan 2 minutes, 20 seconds into the sixth round.The victory over the boxer ranked 13th by the WBC kept Kameda’s perfect record intact at 10-0, including nine knockouts.“I thought I could knock him out by the end of the fifth round and I wish I could’ve finished him off one round earlier. He put up a good fight and I feel like praising him for holding out that long,” said the 19-year-old from Osaka.Wednesday’s match was arranged after Kameda stopped former WBA minimumweight champion Noel Arambulet with a seventh-round technical knockout last November at Saitama Super Arena.Kameda has said his goal is to become a world champion before he turns 20 on Nov. 17 this year. Japanese flyweight boxer Koki Kameda beat Carlos Bouchan of Mexico with a sixth-round knockout Wednesday in what is regarded as a warmup for his first shot at a world title.Japanese flyweight boxer Koki Kameda trades blows with Carlos Bouchan of Mexico during a lnon-title bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Soren Kragh Andersen pedals to victory in Stage 19 of Tour de France

first_img Tour de France, cycling, Slovenia, Primoz Roglic, Tadej Pogacar, Soren Kragh Andersen Soren Kragh Andersen celebrates after winning Stage 19 of the Tour de France in Champagnole, France, on Friday. | REUTERS Behind him, saving their last reserves of strength for a time trial on Saturday that will decide the Tour podium, race leader Primoz Roglic and his rivals preferred to coast to the finish while Andersen headed off for the prestige of the stage victory.He left 11 other riders he’d been with in a breakaway for dead with an acceleration 16 km (10 miles) from the finish in Champagnole in eastern France.He held up two fingers at the line — one for each of his stage wins.The focus now shifts to the time trial where Roglic will be aiming to secure his first Tour title, and the first at the 117-year-old race by a Slovenian.“So far, so good,” he said. “It’s all on me.”If he suffers a mishap, Slovenia will still have a second chance with Tadej Pogacar, who is second overall.Just 57 seconds separate the countrymen after more than 3,300 km (2,000 miles) of racing on French roads since the Aug. 29 start.That cushion should be ample for Roglic, the winner of time trials last year at the Spanish Vuelta, which he won, and at the Giro d’Italia, where he finished third.But his lead could wither with a tumble, a bad breakdown or other accident on the tricky course into the Vosges, the last of five mountain ranges scaled by this Tour.At national championships in Slovenia in June, Pogacar beat Roglic by nine seconds in a time trial that also had a similar gain in altitude, about 700 meters (2,300 feet), but was much shorter, at just under 16km.The route on Saturday is more than twice that, at 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles). It will require a nuanced effort, with an initial flat section followed by a first uphill and then a twisting downhill before a sharp climb up hairpin bends to a small ski station, at La Planche des Belles Filles. The finishing ramp is a very steep 20 percent gradient, with other sections before that of more than 10 percent.Pogacar, who has showered his first Tour with his precocious talent, winning two stages, and who turns 22 the day after the finish in Paris, can be counted on to again give it his all.“If I’m on a good day, it’s a course that suits me well,” he said. “If someone told me I’d be in this position before the Tour, I would never have believed them.”Back in Slovenia, Roglic is already heading for cult status. Even anti-coronavirus face masks bear the image of the rider who started out as a ski jumper before switching to cycling in 2012 after a harrowing crash.“When I’m asked if Primoz will win, I tell them he’s already our winner,” said Matjaz Svagan, mayor of Roglic’s hometown, which has readied billboards that read “Primoz Roglic our pride.”Behind Roglic and Pogacar — nicknamed Rog and Pog by some — the third-placed rider overall, Miguel Angel Lopez from Colombia, will be aiming to secure his spot on the podium. He is 1 minute, 27 seconds off the race lead, which should put Roglic out of reach for him.The 146 riders — 30 less than started nearly three weeks ago — would have been 147 had a bee not floored Lukas Pöstlberger on Friday by stinging the Austrian on the mouth shortly after the 166-km (103-mile) stage started in Bourg-en-Bresse. He suffered an allergic reaction, was taken to the hospital and quickly recovered, but his race was over just two days before Champagne corks pop on Paris’ Champs-Elysees boulevard.For riders like Andersen, not chasing the overall title, Friday was the last chance for a stage win before Sunday’s traditional procession into Paris that usually finishes with a sprint contested by racers not in the running for the iconic yellow jersey.Among them will likely be Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan, who have been locked in an engrossing Tour-long battle for the green jersey awarded to riders who vacuum up the most points on sprints during and at the end of stages.Sagan has already won the points-for-sprints jersey a record seven times at previous Tours.Bennett, from Ireland, is aiming to win his first and has a lead of 55 points that almost certainly means Sagan won’t be taking it back to Slovakia again this year.But as they locked horns again on Stage 19, Andersen outsmarted them both. Just moments after they’d run out of breath on a short hill climb in pursuit of Italian rider Matteo Trentin, third in the green jersey standings, Andersen pounced.“That was my moment,” he said.Powering alone to the finish, unsure how large his lead was, he screamed at a race organizers’ motorbike for an update on the time gap. About one minute, came the response.Job done. Again.“Incredible,” he said. “Memories for life.” Champagnole, France – That’s deux for Soren Kragh Andersen at the Tour de France.The Danish rider who won Stage 14 doubled down and raised his arms in victory again on Stage 19 on Friday, with another cunningly timed attack. RELATED PHOTOScenter_img KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Bristol Ladies youngsters feature as junior Roses lose to France

first_img England were first get points on the board as fly half Helena Rowland crossed the whitewash after five minutes, but France responded with centre Aude Constans dotting down, leaving it 7-7 at the break.A penalty awarded to France in the second half saw them take the lead for the first time before replacement Charlotte Torres Duxan scored France’s second try, with Julie Coudert converting for a 7-17 lead.Despite Rowland taking advantage of a late penalty for England, it was too little too late as the game finished 10-17. Lucy Attwood, Phoebe Murray, Lillian Stoeger-Goddard, Ellie Mulhearn and Hollie Cunningham were all named in Jo Yapps’ starting XV, while Michaela Roberts was named among the replacements as England were unable to build on Helena Rowland’s early score.“It was an extremely tough game played in some really challenging conditions,” said head coach Yapp.”Despite the result we are really proud of the character that the girls showed and all credit to France they took their opportunities well.”There were some key moments in the game where we were just not accurate enough, the players are clearly disappointed but in their overall development they will learn a lot from this playing experience.”last_img read more

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Softball: Ten Bossier Parish players named first-team All-District 1-5A

first_imgTen players from Bossier Parish schools have been named to the first team All-District 1-5A softball team selected by the district’s coaches.Runner-up Airline placed five on the first team — senior infielder Kaitlyn Walker, senior utility Jamie Roberts, junior pitcher Hannah Hutson, freshman infielder Maddie Ennis and sophomore outfielder Kelci Johnson.Walker, a shortstop, batted .407. She had 12 RBI, 10 doubles and one home run. Roberts, a first baseman, batted .362 with 16 RBI and nine doubles. Hutson had a 3.099 ERA. She struck out 155 in 131 innings. She also hit .353 with 17 RBI and eight doubles.Johnson hit .407 with 16 RBI, six doubles and one home run.Ennis led the Lady Vikings with a .482 average. She had an on-base percentage of .560 and a slugging percentage of .835. She finished the season with with six home runs, 10 doubles, one triple and 39 RBI.Three Parkway players made the first team — senior infielder Brittany Bryant, senior utility Kendall Lewis and junior outfielder Madelyn Elliott.Lewis batted .352, Bryant batted .320 and Elliott hit .300. Haughton placed two on the first team — junior catcher Lacey Dodson and junior outfielder Sidney Arnold.Dodson batted .488 with an .829 slugging percentage. She had 10 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBI. She struck out just twice all season. Dodson also stole 16 bases in 16 attempts.Arnold batted .333. She had one triple, one home run and eight RBI. Junior Emily Deramus of district champion Evangel Christian was named MVP. Airline senior Heather Simons was named the first winner of the Richard Lary Memorial Award. Lary, who was a softball as well head football coach during his years at Caddo Parish schools, died just over a year ago from a heart attack.After most Airline games this past season, there was an extra inning that came to be known as “Heather’s Inning.” Simons, who has a moderate mental disability, hit the ball off a tee and rounded the bases with teammates, opposing players and fans cheering her one.During games, Simons was the players’ biggest supporter from the dugout. She served as an inspiration to the softball community and all who came into contact with her during the season.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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