Holmdel stuns Haddonfield to win Group I state XC title CBA wins Parochial A for seventh straight year

first_img Holmdel stuns Haddonfield to win Group I state XC title CBA wins Parochial A for seventh straight year Craig Segal was triple-teamed all day, racing against the powerful Haddonfield cross country team at Holmdel Park. Segal, who entered the Group II state championship race undefeated, and one of the prerace favorites, knew that he was a marked runner. That’s why he settled in with the group of Haddonfield runners that included Chris Platt, Breton Bonnette and Skip Stiles. “It’s more mental than anything else when you’re racing against a team,” he pointed out. Besides, Segal knew which Bulldawg was his chief rival: Platt. “This was the day something was going to break,” said Segal. “I sat back with Platt. I knew when Stiles was in the lead that Platt wasn’t falling off the pace. He wanted to make it come down to a kick.” At two miles, Stiles was the one who fell off the pace, and it was Platt and Bonnette battling Segal for the state championship. As the trio left the backwoods, it was Bonnette leading the chase to the finish line with Segal and Platt in tow. The race was coming down to a sprint between two of the best runners in the state, Segal and Platt, just as Segal had thought. In their first meeting of the fall, it was Platt who would win the kicker’s battle, 16:10.8-16:12.1, as both runners set Holmdel Park personal bests. “I started to go with him, but he has a great kick,” said Segal. “I didn’t win today, but I got my personal best by 15 seconds, so I can’t be dissatisfied.” What Segal didn’t know was that behind him, while he was losing the battle up front, the Hornets were winning the war. In one of the most stunning upsets in Group II history, the Hornets knocked off a Bulldawg team that was not only ranked No. 1 in the state, but ranked No. 4 in the country, 48-54. “I’m in shock,” said Hornet coach Bill Loughran. “Our goal was to run hard and make Haddonfield work hard for it. We knew that everyone would be watching them. We never thought that we had a chance. But that’s why you run the race.” Indeed. What no one could predict was that Stiles would develop physical problems shortly after Bonnette, Segal and Platt had passed him. At first, he slowed down; then he stopped, and ultimately, he did not finish the race. The Bulldawgs were vulnerable without their No. 2 runner, and with the Hornets pushing hard from start to finish, it paved the way for the huge upset. Haddonfield’s first-, third-, seventh- and ninth-place finishes from its first four runners had them in the lead, but the Hornets prevailed when their fifth runner, Quraish Ghadiali, came home 27th overall (17:53.3), but 21st in team scoring. That was 13 positions up on Haddonfield’s No. 5 and wiped out the seven-point Bulldawg lead after four runners. Paul Merces (17:08) and Leonardo Vignone (17:23.6) were ninth and 11th overall, but sixth and eighth in team scoring for Holmdel. The Hornets’ No. 3 man was Edward Li (17:29.9) — 14th overall, but 11th in the team competition. All in all, the Hornets came up with a dream race with all five of their scorers putting forth maximum efforts. “I’m speechless,” Segal said after hearing of Holmdel’s triumph. “Our mindset was to go as hard as we possibly could.” Saturday was a day of redemption for Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. The Colts had seen two 19-year winning streaks come to an end this year at the Monmouth County and Shore Conference championships and were in no mood to let another one, Parochial A, slip away. And in the tightest finish of the day, CBA nipped Don Bosco Prep by a single point, 58-59, to win its seventh straight state title. Don Bosco put two runners across the finish line before the Colts, but CBA prevailed because its five scorers were packed closer together. Will Melochik (17:03.1) and Jeff Peterson (17:05.4) were seventh and eighth for the Colts. For CBA, Patrick Ryan was 11th (17:08.8), Angelo Petraglia was 14th (17:24.8) and Mike Durso was 18th (17:31.2). Less than 30 seconds separated the Colts five, while Don Bosco’s difference was 1:00. St. John Vianney’s Eric Walker was 10th (17:08.2). In Parochial B, Tom Santifort of Mater Dei ran a 17:23.9 and finished in sixth place. The Seraphs were fourth (150) behind the Shore area’s St. Rose of Belmar, which won the B title with 56 points. Nicole Lombardy led Middletown South’s girls to a third place in Group III with her second-place finish behind the state’s No. 1 harrier, Jesse Mizzone of Passaic Valley. Mizzone ripped off an 18:46.5 in taking the state title, while Lombardy clocked 19:32.5, which was the fourth fastest of the day. For the Eagles, Kolleen McCauley (20:48) was 14th overall, and Tina Morrison (20:52.8) was 16th. The Eagles, who scored 82 points, finished behind Hopewell Valley (59) and North Hunterdon (69). In Parochial A, St. John Vianney’s Laura Carpenter ran a 20:26.5, which put her in eighth place. The Holmdel school’s Lancers (137) were sixth in the race that was won by Red Bank Catholic. Over in Parochial B, Jen Michal of Mater Dei was ninth (21:10.3), and teammate Ashley Thompson was 11th (21:11.5). The Seraphs finished fifth (153). Pope John XXIII was the champion (57). The Top 10 individuals and top three teams at the state Group championships plus wild cards qualified for Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. The only local harrier to advance to the MOC through the wild card was Middletown South’s Dan Ciambrone, who earned one of the 10 wild cards with his 17:04.3 in finishing 11th at the Group III race. Despite his runner-up finish, Segal is very much a contender for the state title. His time was the third best of all the groups, trailing only the favorite, Marc Pelerin of Cherokee (16:08.4 in winning the Group IV title), and Platt. Lombardy is in a good position to claim all-state honors with another effort like the one she had in the Group III race. By tim morris Staff Writer last_img read more

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PNG Games: Central leading with 42 gold

first_img50 Milne Bay Madang 70 25 5 6 2 12 7 AROB 24 18 7 10 78 Central 1 0 3 West New Britain 10 20 29 7 Simbu 20 1 20 15 Total 1 East Sepik NCD 5 Manus Bronze Eastern Highlands 26 1 15 10 36 Oro East New Britain 3 4 74 4 26 2 3 18 1 21 23 6 6 Southern Highlands 89 2 2 13 33 14 The current standings (as of 5:38pm, November 30):Provinces 17 11 4 7 64 18 13 Gulf 6 West Sepik 2 Gold 26 Morobe 42 21 29 Silver 2last_img

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Reggie, the ‘A-list’ alligator, will see you later at the L.A. Zoo

first_imgNow he is ready for a new zoo reality show. And for a role as L.A.’s mascot. “Reggie should be L.A.’s official mascot,” declared Councilwoman Janice Hahn, the agent who’d pushed for Reggie’s top billing at the L.A. Zoo. “He’s cute. He never disappoints. When he looks you in the eye, you know you’ve got a friend.” By now, the rise to fame of the 71/2-foot, 114-pound American alligator has become inscribed in L.A. legend. GRIFFITH PARK – He’s the top of L.A.’s A-list, the latest in L.A. cool and the baddest boy in the biz. Reggie the alligator was pressed by paparazzi and crowds Thursday during his first public appearance at the Los Angeles Zoo. “Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!” chanted a throng of children, parents and hipsters hoping for a glimpse of the gator known ’round the world for his smooth quick getaways. Reggie, a one-time fugitive of Lake Machado in Harbor City, had just spent three months in seclusion dieting on a mere three pounds a week of quail, rats and other morsels. How the reptile common to southern bayous was spotted in August 2005 incongruously gliding through 26 acres of floating primrose at Lake Machado in Harbor Regional Park. How the alligator, first dubbed “Harbor City Harry” evaded the grasp of city herpetologists, firefighters, parks and zoo officials. How he slipped under the noses of reptile wranglers from Colorado to Gatorland, Fla. How Australia’s renowned Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin had even vowed to catch him before his sudden death last year. Reggie became a reptilian sensation for his Steve McQueen-style hijinx and Houdini disappearances. Harbor City was abuzz. And soon the world fell in love with L.A.’s fugitive reptile. Reggie, it turned out, had been the pet name given by two men who had dumped him into Lake Machado at a cost of $200,000 to the city, Hahn said. Anthony Brewer, 38, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor dumping charges and has paid $100,000 in restitution. Former LAPD Officer Todd Natow, 44, has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial. Last April, after 21 months on the lam, Reggie was seen sunning himself on the southern shore, with a partially eaten chicken leg. That’s when parks and zoo officials sprang into action, setting up a quick corral. “I came inside the gate, held his mouth and taped it,” said Fred Dowell, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound caretaker for the Department of Recreation and Parks. “Watching a few Crocodile Hunter specials taught me what to do.” On Thursday, city workers slowly carried Reggie toward the waiting crowd, his pond glistening, his waterfall gurgling softly beneath a giant ficus tree. They untaped Reggie’s snout. Unwrapped his pearly teeth. Gently set him down. And let him eagerly slither into his deluxe bath. The pond, not far from the zoo gate, was once home to other zoo alligators with a fondness for nabbing squirrels. Giddy onlookers rushed the fence to see the scaly green alligator stare straight into the cameras. “Wow,” said 4-year-old Victor Munguia of Los Angeles. “That’s him!” said one young man with hip tattoos. “He’s swimming, he’s doing the breast stroke, he’s doing the gator crawl,” exclaimed Hahn, breaking into a rocking rendition of “See you later alligator.” Hahn announced the city would give 100 free zoo tickets to the residents of Harbor City. Zoo officials said they want to use Reggie as a lesson on how not to dump exotic pets into local ecosystems. And most everyone saw Reggie as the city’s premier mascot. “He’s already the Harbor City mascot, so of course he’s L.A.’s mascot,” said Joeann Valle, executive director of the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce. “We’ll share him with the whole city because he’s so wonderful.” “I believe that Reggie is definitely the L.A. Cool,” said Jennifer Mera, 19, of Gardena, who’d headed to the zoo with her family for Reggie’s coming out party. “People will come from far away just to see him. This is more (cool) than Paris Hilton or any other celebrity. I would rather come over here to see Reggie than David Beckham. “I’m glad they were finally able to capture him.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ruling: Prop. 13 breaks apply to domestic partners

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Domestic partners are entitled to the same tax breaks as married couples when they transfer ownership of property from one to the other, a state appeals court said Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that provisions of Proposition 13 that can allow significant increases in taxes when a home or property changes hands don’t apply to gay and senior couples who register as domestic partners. “The exclusion for registered domestic partners is not palpably arbitrary and is supported by a rational basis,” Presiding Justice Arthur Scotland wrote in a decision that was supported by Justices Rod Davis and Harry Hull. Proposition 13, approved by voters in 1978, capped property taxes at 1 percent of a piece of land or building’s full cash value while allowing annual adjustments in that value of up to 2 percent to account for inflation. But it also authorized county assessors to lift the 2 percent limit and reassess property to its full value when there was a change of ownership. The Legislature and voters later exempted property exchanges between married couples and parents and children from the definition of a change in ownership. The move was designed to protect widows and other heirs from losing their homes because of huge property tax increases. A state tax board, in 2003, and the Legislature, in 2005, gave the same protection to domestic partners, a group that enjoys most of the legal benefits of marriage conferred by the state. Gay and lesbian couples account for most of California’s 45,000 domestic partner couples, although unmarried heterosexual couples, one of whom must be at least 62 years old, also are eligible. A coalition of county assessors filed a lawsuit challenging the Legislature’s and Board of Equalization’s decisions, contending it would take a constitutional amendment approved by voters to extend the exemption to domestic partners. Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, a gay rights group that intervened in the lawsuit on the side of the state, praised the ruling, saying it would protect domestic partners from “an incredibly unfair tax burden.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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New hopeful emerges for county office

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The 2nd District covers a section of South Los Angeles that includes Culver City, Inglewood and Carson. “The fact of the matter is, once it’s determined that you’re in, then you go. You do it with a full sense of purpose and determination, and my support will be broad and deep,” Ridley-Thomas said.. “I believe that empowerment of people is the signature of my commitment and service in public life. There is ample evidence of that and I will continue to innovate with participatory democracy, civic engagement, trying to raise the intelligence quotient with respect to the consciousness in our communities,” Ridley-Thomas said. By City News Service Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles, and City Councilman Bernard Parks are on a collision course, as both plan to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. Ridley-Thomas, 52, of Leimert Park, recently formed an exploratory committee and Thursday filed papers of intention to run that allow him to begin raising funds. Parks, 63, of Baldwin Hills, announced in August that he also intends to run for the 2nd District seat occupied by Burke, who is not seeking re-election in the June 3 election. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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SURVEY: MONEY, NOT CHRIST, IS SPIRIT OF COMMUNION DAY

first_imgA SURVEY has found that money not Christ is the spirit of Communion Day in Ireland.The One4all Gift Card survey reveals our memories and thoughts of Communion Day in Ireland.Communion season is in full swing around the country with boys and girls gracing the aisles in their white dresses and spiffy suits to receive the Eucharist. However according to the survey conducted by leading gift card specialists One4all on more than 300 Irish adults aged between 18 and 65, our six and seven year olds selves were more excited about receiving money from family and friends (69%) than receiving the body of Christ for the first time (31%).They Key findings released today show that children:· Majority (68%) more excited about receiving money than the body of Christ on their Communion Day· Wearing their special Communion outfit was considered the most special memory of the Day · 62% wore their Communion outfit again after the big day – 43% more than once, 40% more than twice· Half of respondents handed their outfit down to a sibling or relative· One third still have their Communion outfit· Majority (83%) agreed Communion Days have become more extravagant affairs over the past 10 years· Cash and gift cards favour the Communion fund as people are more likely to dole out higher value awards in cash rather than gifts The One4all survey also revealed that most people prefer to give the youngsters money (59%), followed by a gift (26%), followed by a gift card (12%) to congratulate them.Interestingly, cash and gift cards favour the Communion fund as people are more likely to dole out higher value awards in cash rather than gifts.Money:43% give between €20 – €30 · 29% give between €10 – €20· 24% give between €30 – €50· 4% give €50 +Gift Cards· 53% give between €20 – €30· 34% give between €30 – €50· 3% give between €10 – €20· 9% give €50 +Gifts· 36% spend between €10 – €20· 35% spend between €20 – €30· 28% spend between €30 – €50· 1% spend €50 +SURVEY: MONEY, NOT CHRIST, IS SPIRIT OF COMMUNION DAY was last modified: May 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:IS SPIRIT OF COMMUNION DAYNOT CHRISTSURVEY: MONEYlast_img read more

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Liverpool suffer major injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash

first_img1 Sadio Mane Sadio Mane is facing up to six weeks out of action with a hamstring injury, Liverpool have announced.The news is a major blow to Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday.Mane has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances for the Reds this term and has become arguably their most important player.The 25-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in June 2016 for £34million, suffered the injury on international duty with Senegal.A Liverpool statement read: “The winger was substituted 89 minutes into Senegal’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over the Cape Verde Islands on Saturday.“And it has now been confirmed that he picked up an injury during that fixture that could keep him out of action for up to six weeks.”Mane was Liverpool’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season in 2016/17 despite missing the whole of January due to the African Nations Cup and the final six weeks of the campaign with a knee injury.Having worked hard in pre-season to get back to fitness the forward began the campaign with three goals in his first four appearances before a red card at Manchester City on September 9 resulted in a three-match ban and halted his progress.Since his debut in August 2016 Liverpool average 2.2 Premier League goals with Mane in the team, compared to 1.6 goals in his absence.When he went to the African Nations Cup in January, Liverpool won just once in seven matches in all competitions.They coped better when his knee injury ruled him out in early April, with five wins, two draws and a defeat and the arrivals of Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were supposed to add more depth to their attacking options and lessen the blow of losing him again.Salah has scored six in 11 games this season, making him the club’s leading scorer, but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chances have been few and far between having joined on deadline day.last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Man City and Barcelona in fight to sign Bayern Munich starlet

first_imgBoth Manchester City and Barcelona are reportedly ready to splash up to £45million to sign Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich.The 22-year-old defender has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest young prospects and has impressed with the Bundesliga giants in recent seasons.His rise to the top of the game has been phenomenal and a big-money switch has been touted in the past.And, according to SportBild, both Manchester City and Barcelona are willing to pay up to £45m to snare him away from the Allianz Arena next summer.Pep Guardiola has worked with Kimmich before at Bayern and had encountered a heated, on-field disagreement with the player in the past.However, the Spanish tactician is clearly a fan of the youngster’s talents and is ready to test Bayern’s resolve by making them a huge offer next summer. 1 Bayern Munich starlet Joshua Kimmich last_img read more

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Marshfield doubles team of Reckner-Cordova qualifies for state after taking second at WIAA Division 1 boys tennis sectional

first_imgTigers fall short of team state bid, finish second overallBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterEAU CLAIRE — The Marshfield boys tennis team came up short in its bid for a first-ever trip to the state team tournament as it finished second at the WIAA Division 1 sectional Wednesday at Memorial High School.Eau Claire Memorial won six of the seven flights to capture the overall team title — combining points from the subsectional and sectional competition — with 53 points. Marshfield was second with 25.Memorial qualifies for the 2017 WIAA State Team Boys Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 9-10.Marshfield will have a representative at the WIAA State Individual Boys Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 1-3 as the No. 1 doubles team of Jared Cordova and Derek Reckner (21-4) advanced by finishing second.Cordova and Reckner won their first two matches before losing in the championship to Zach Wolfe and Sam Rechek of Memorial.Reckner, a senior, advances to state for the second-straight year. He paired with Evan Fait in 2016 to reach the state meet, where they lost their first match.Also placing second for the Tigers was the No. 2 doubles team of John Fay and Will Fay (20-4)Marshfield’s No. 3 doubles team of Luke Kaiser and Ayush Shukla (14-4) placed third, and Fait (15-10), playing at No. 1 singles, was eliminated in the quarterfinals.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 WIAA Division 1 Boys Tennis SectionalMay 24, at Eau Claire MemorialTeam scores (combines subsectional and sectional results): *1. Eau Claire Memorial 53; 2. Marshfield 25; 3. Hudson 23; 4. Menomonie 22; 5. Tomah 18; 6. Holmen and Stevens Point 14; 8. Wisconsin Rapids 11; 9. Chippewa Falls 9; 10. Eau Claire North and La Crosse Central 8; 12. New Richmond and Onalaska 6; 14. River Falls 4; 15. Superior 0.No. 1 singles: *1. Nick LaPoint (ECN) 28-2; *2. Jon Peck (SP) 25-5; *3. Mark Pepperl (ECM) 18-14; *4. Hugo Schreckenberg (RF) 14-7; losers in quarterfinals: Ryan Graczkowski (WR) 5-2; Ben Havlicek (ON) 13-10; Evan Fait (MAR) 15-10; Tyler Grosz (HUD) 12-11.No. 2 singles: *1. Ken Tanawattanacharoen (ECM) 20-9; 2. Anthony Michels (MEN) 20-6; 3. Harrison Sullivan (WR) 16-3; 4. Nathan Gelder (HOL) 18-4.No. 3 singles: 1. Liam Obaid (ECM) 25-7; 2. Noah Nick (TOM) 15-4; 3. Dominic Marticorena (CF) 17-7; 4. Michael Emerich (LCC) 12-8.No. 4 singles: 1. Christian Sorenson (ECM) 29-3; 2. Luke Grygleski (TOM) 17-1; 3. Brock Wimer (HUD) 8-6; 4. Ryan Emerich (LCC) 10-3.No. 1 doubles: *1. Zach Wolfe-Sam Rechek (ECM) 18-4; *2. Jared Cordova-Derek Reckner (MAR) 21-4; *3. Toby Haynor-Isaac Young (HUD) 19-5; *4. Brandon Doughty-Wes Thompson (MEN) 16-9; losers in quarterfinals: Garrett Wierzba-Patrick Hefferan (SP) 12-8; Sam Gelder-Matt Labuzzetta (HOL) 14-5; Ethan Houskamp-Brandon Schmit (ON) 8-15; Russ Hop-Stu Pearson (NR) 8-5.No. 2 doubles: *1. Sohil Brahmbhatt-Luke Nijhawan (ECM) 16-3; 2. John Fay-Will Fay (MAR) 20-4; 3. Blake Royer-Lukas Johnson (HUD) 15-3; 4. Dylen Pierce-Jarett Knoepker (TMO) 5-14.No. 3 doubles: 1. Sam Jochimsen-Steiner Jewett (ECM) 17-2; 2. Ken Reitz-Ethan Wuertzel (MEN) 21-6; 3. Luke Kasier-Ayush Shukla (MAR) 14-4; 4. Colin Heiderscheit-Isaac Burge (HOL) 13-3.*Automatic state tournament qualifierlast_img read more

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Winner of Office 2.0 Caption Contest

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… We had an awesome response to ourcaption contest on Monday – over 80 comments! The Under The Radar folks andmyself had a tough choice deciding… but the winner of the free ticketto the UnderThe Radar Office 2.0 conference, to be held this Friday March 23 at theMicrosoft Campus in Mountain View, is… (drum roll)Ali from the Everybody Go To blog,whose caption was:“Google Human Indexing – We start early.”Congratulations Ali! We’ll be in contact by email shortly. For those of you who missed out, don’t forget there is a discount code to the conference for R/WW readers.There were ofcourse many excellent caption suggestions. Others that made the shortlist ofmyself and the Under The Radar crew were:“Those dang spammers get younger everyday…”by baron“I guess I shouldn’t have brought my Ask Jeeves action figure” [Ed:this was my personal favorite!]by Julie C.“Cookies? What cookies?”by Ian Kennedy“Yes Larry, your new shrinking machine is definitely making you lookyounger”by Charles Dalton-Moore“The cavity searches he could take, but Billy had to draw the line atthe Googleizer.”by Brett TroutWinning caption“Google Human Indexing – We start early.”center_img Tags:#Contests#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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