Chan excited to learn from Cone, reunite with Tenorio at Ginebra

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Gin Kings are currently outside the playoff picture with a 3-5 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES View comments Chan also said he is also excited to reunite with his former Gilas Pilipinas teammate in LA Tenorio.The 6-foot-2 Chan also said he’s already talked with Cone and Tenorio and that he will his first practice with Ginebra on Tuesday.At 34, Chan remains a reliable scorer. He is averaging 11.6 points on 38 percent shooting from the 3-point area for Phoenix this conference while also collecting 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists a night.He scored 26 points in his last game for the Fuel Masters in a 108-106 loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Saturday.Chan is set to make his Ginebra debut on Wednesday night against Columbian.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVeteran swingman Jeff Chan hopes to give Ginebra a much-needed boost to win its last three games and make the playoffs.Chan was acquired by the Gin Kings on Monday in a trade with the Phoenix Fuel Masters in exchange for the rights to their first round pick in the 2018 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push“Of course, I’m excited. I just want to help them in any way possible,” Chan told INQUIRER.net. “Hopefully, we’ll have a good run in our last three games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere are a lot of reasons why players get excited playing for Ginebra and Chan said his is the opportunity to be under the tutelage of Tim Cone.“I’m looking forward to playing under coach Tim. He’s one of the greatest coaches here. I just wanna learn from him,” he said.last_img read more

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PM claims that US wants to damage image of Coalition Govt

US media censorship observationBY EDWARD LAYNEJust one day after Guyana Times reported that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was criticised by theFLASHBACK: PM Nagamootoo having a conversation with Guyana Chronicle Reporter Derwyn WillsUnited States’ Department of State over his 2015 attempt to suppress Freedom of the Press, particularly in the state media, the government in a strongly worded statement rejected those claims.US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour in its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 said while the government “generally respects the laws which provide for freedom of speech and press, there have been attempts by the administration to suppress freedom of the press.Under the heading Censorship or Content Restrictions the report pointed to an attempt by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to restrict and control the content of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle.“In August (2015), the Prime Minister issued a directive that all headlines in the state-owned print media be first scrutinised and approved by his office before they are published. The directive was a response to a headline criticising the government. The prime minister also serves as minister of information,” the report noted.However, in a brief statement Monday, Office of the Prime Minister’s Department of Public Information (DPI), while not making direct reference to the report said government was repudiating, “in the strongest terms irresponsible allegations repeated in the media alleging censorship in state media.”“Such claims are wholly false and baseless and attempt to damage the image of the Coalition Government which is trying to repair democratic institutions, including state media which had been left in a shambolic state under the previous administration,” the statement said.It argued that the coalition government has established independent and professional boards for major state media entities.However, a close examination of the board of directors of the two main state media entities, Guyana Chronicle and the National Communications Network Incorporated are loaded with persons who are linked directly to the coalition government, including APNU/AFC candidates in the 2015 general and regional elections.Also, the Government Information Agency (GINA) is headed by APNU/AFC candidate Beverly Alert.“The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana reiterates its commitment to the free media that provides for national coverage that is not driven by partisan politics,” the statement added.It said that for the first time in many years, state media have been carrying articles and reports critical of the government.It added that for the first time, state media have been “providing extensive positive coverage to the opposition.”However, many are of the view government’s actions, particularly those of Office of the Prime Minister, and the Director of Public Information Imran Khan contradict this declaration.For example, Khan, during the 2016 Budget debates, declared on his facebook page that the GINA was only required to cover the affairs of the sitting Government.Further, during the same debates, the Prime Minister, a trained journalist, who often portrays himself as a bastion of Press Freedom, reproached a young Guyana Chronicle reporter over an article which criticised the government.The article headlined: “Gov’t blunders on Budget Estimates …violates laws assented to by President Granger” took the government to task after it was uncovered that budgetary estimates presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan were done against two laws, which were passed under the David Granger Administration.PM Nagamootoo, who once declared that the Guyana Chronicle should reflect nonpartisan views so as to objectively inform the public to make “wise decisions”, subsequently told reporters that “the Chronicle is a Government paper”, suggesting that all the reports must be subjective to the Government.Nagamootoo’s Office later instructed the management of Guyana Chronicle that all headlines must be approved by Khan before the paper goes to press.Sources close to that newspaper said up until this time, Khan still throws his weight around and issues directives to the publication, as well as the state-owned broadcaster, the National Communications Network (NCN) Incorporated, on a daily basis as to what its content should be, including instructions to limit the opposition access.The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had criticised Nagamootoo for his “interaction” with the reporter, which it said could have been viewed as a method of intimidation, which may have a dampening effect on press freedom.The GPA further stated, it regards the Prime Minister’s stated pro-government expectations of the publicly-funded Guyana Chronicle newspaper and presumably all State-owned media as “a retrograde, and intolerable step that betrays the governing Coalition’s campaign and post-election promises, not to engage in the same press freedom violations previous administrations were accused of.”Reporters without Borders in its 2015 World Press Freedom Index ranked Guyana 62nd out of 180 countries. read more

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Pogba injury is ‘long-term’ admits Mourinho

first_imgUnited manager Mourinho had previously refused to comment on those reports and claimed he had not even asked for an update about Pogba’s status.But, while Mourinho will still not address those claims, he has finally conceded there is no return for his midfield ace in the near future.Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said: “He’s injured, he cannot play tomorrow and it’s not an injury that I can have the hope I have with (Antonio) Valencia or (Phil) Jones.“I have the hope to see them in training. Long-term injuries I don’t speak about them.“(Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Pogba, (Marcos) Rojo, I don’t think about these players.”Mourinho listing Pogba along with Ibrahimovic and Rojo, who have been out since suffering knee ligament injuries in April, does appear worrying for United.Rojo, at least, is in training with the United squad and is making good progress while Mourinho has refused, as in the case of Pogba, to reveal any details about the knee ligament injury Ibrahimovic suffered before signing a new contract with the Manchester club.Meanwhile, Mourinho, whose side face bottom of the table Crystal Palace on Saturday, has revealed he is more concerned about United’s gruelling schedule than the standard of opposition they face.United have made an impressive start to the new campaign, but their 4-1 win at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek was followed by a draining return flight that saw United land in Manchester in the early morning of Thursday.“We have to play against everybody home and away and when I look at the fixtures I only look to the period of time we have to recover from match to match,” said Mourinho.“That’s the only thing that concerns me and makes me think. The opposition is not the problem.“The mentality is very important because we played Wednesday night and we arrived in Manchester at 4am, so home 5am.“And we have to play tomorrow so mentality is very important.”Mourinho has also praised the early-season form of winger Ashley Young, who has emerged as a solid option at left-back for the United manager.There has been reports during the summer that Young might be allowed to leave Old Trafford, but Mourinho claims the prospect of selling the former England international never entered his mind.“There were suggestions but not from me. I always thought that he was not to leave, he wants to stay,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Paul Pogba sits injured during their UEFA Champions League Group A match against Basel, at Old Trafford in Manchester, on September 12, 2017MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 29 – Jose Mourinho has finally admitted Paul Pogba’s injury absence will be “long-term” amid fears the Manchester United star could be out until after the November international break.Pogba injured his hamstring in a Champions League tie against Basel earlier this month and initial reports suggested the France midfielder could be out for 12 weeks.last_img read more

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Schurrle DOES have a future at Chelsea, insists German football expert

first_imgGerman journalist Raphael Honigstein claims that Jose Mourinho’s criticism of Andre Schurrle suggests the German will NOT be leaving Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.After a disappointing performance against Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup, Mourinho said Schurrle needs to raise his game, and the attacker has had to make do with a bit-part role in recent weeks.That has led to speculation he could be set for a move back to Germany, with Borussia Dortmund and Schalke reported to be interested in the World Cup winner.Honigstein, however, reckons Mourinho wants to keep Schurrle at Stamford Bridge and is simply doing his best to push the player on to greater heights.He said: “I think it’s almost a good sign that Mourinho keeps talking about him, saying he needs to play better, because as long as Mourinho says these things about you, you think you have a good chance.“Remember how he always used to criticise Eden Hazard? I think it’s when it goes very quiet, that’s when you know you’re on your way out. So I still think he’s got a great future and if he gets fit, and performs like he did at the World Cup, where he played at the highest level, then he can still grow as a player.”last_img read more

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Television switch to digital will be dramatic for viewers

first_img What to do? The options available to analog TV owners are: 1) Upgrade to a digital TV set – from $150. 2) Subscribe to cable or satellite service – about $600 per year. 3) Buy a digital converter box – about $50 to $75. To ease the transition for consumers, the federal government has set aside $990 million to offer two $40 coupons to households to help pay for converter boxes, also called tuners. The voucher program will begin in January and will be administered through the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Also, all TV sets sold in the U.S. since March have had to contain digital tuner receivers. And as of May, all older TVs still on the market must have labels showing they have analog tuners and will require converter boxes. Using a traditional old TV inside his Canoga Park home, Luis Diaz was unaware it will fade to black in 2009. He said he would probably buy a converter for it. “I don’t have time to watch TV so it’s not too important to me,” he said. “But buying the converter feels like a waste of time.” About 21million U.S. households – 19 percent of the country – do not subscribe to cable or satellite services, according to a Government Accountability Office survey. “Many homes may lose complete access to television in the transition … We cannot allow this to happen – people need television access to get news in an emergency scenario,” said Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino. “We must have proper outreach to ensure our senior citizens, disabled individuals, and lower-income families are aware of the changes they need to make.” While the remaining 80million or so homes do have cable or satellite service, they might not have it hooked up on all their TVs and will have to decide what to do if they want reception on them, said Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America research director. Although he has digital TVs at home, Marty Fadaei, 45, of Calabasas said it’s not fair that the federal government is forcing Americans to accept the digital transition or be left in the dark. Even with the coupons, it’s not a fair way to run the country, he said. “That’s terrible. They will control it. It’s not the right way to do things,” he said. “This is a democracy, and you are telling people what they have to buy.” As the deadline for analog draws near, it’s likely that lower-income, non-English-speaking and senior residents won’t even be aware of the change, Cooper said. In fact, it’s estimated that about 16million households will lose all TV reception when analog signals are cut off, according to a report from the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union. At the same time, Cooper warns that consumers will be bombarded with ads from businesses preying on their confusion about digital TVs, cable services and converter boxes. “They may be stampeded into making the wrong choice and spending a lot more money than they have to because they don’t understand what’s going on,” he said. Ultimately, the switch from analog will free 60MHz of valuable airwave spectrum space. Of that, 20 MHz will be used for a national public-safety frequency and broadband network for police, fire and emergency rescue, said Robert Kenny, spokesman for the Federal Communications Commission’s public safety department. “The channels will be available for public safety to communicate with each other,” he said. “It will help with first responders – not just with emergencies – but it will enable them to work together every day.” But the bidding war for leftover airwaves is expected to be fierce. “The real winners are people who get access to the spectrum who haven’t had access before because it was held up by broadcasters,” said Drew Clark, project manager for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan government ethics watchdog. “Wireless companies will be among the big winners in the transition because there’s a new spectrum.” Already eyeing the expected $10billion to $20billion from the auction, Congress has proposed using $4.7billion to reduce the federal deficit in 2010 and has allocated about $5billion toward emergency communications. Still, with little publicity and public education surrounding the transition, the next U.S. administration will be in for some hard times in 2009 when they take office and a month later the country moves to digital, Westen said. “They won’t be prepared. They’re a new administration,” she said. “They’ll still be looking for their desks.” Staff Writer Lisa Friedman contributed to this report. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746 — Is your TV ready? How to tell if your TV is digital: Check labels and manuals to see if your set has a digital tuner inside. Labels for integrated digital tuner, receiver, HDTV (high-definition television), ATSC and DTV mean your set is OK for digital TV. Beware: Labels saying digital monitor, HDTV monitor or even digital ready do not indicate your set has a digital tuner or is ready for digital reception. If you simply can’t tell what kind of TV you have, check with the manufacturer or an electronics retailer.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“This is going to be the most amazing blindside in American history,” said Tracy Westen, CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan research organization. “It’s like a tsunami that’s coming in 2009, and we know it’s coming but nobody is paying attention.” In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans have no idea about the upcoming change, according to a survey for the Association of Public Television Stations. The congressional mandate replaces analog, a technology used for TV since its start in the 1930s that transmits signals by airwaves. The change to digital will improve picture and sound quality from analog transmissions and allows the transfer of more data to consumers. It also frees up precious airwave spectrum space for the government to create a national public-safety frequency. The remainder of the spectrum will be sold at public auction, with wireless commercial giants expected to bid billions to get a share of it. One in five Americans who still fiddle with rabbit ears to get better TV picture quality will be blown away by the digital revolution – and most of them don’t even know it yet. While still more than a year off, the national switch to digital from analog transmissions is the biggest change in TV transmission standards since the birth of color broadcasting in 1953. Most Americans won’t even notice when the analog signal is cut on Feb. 17, 2009, because they already have digital sets or cable or satellite service. But converter boxes for analog sets will go on sale soon, along with a marketing blitz from cable and satellite companies and TV manufacturers, all hoping to capitalize on consumer confusion. last_img read more

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On The Go

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Although many people still drive solo in the area, a steady number of San Fernando Valley commuters are swapping their car keys for public transit these days. Residents recently embraced the opening of the Metro Orange Line busway, which draws capacity crowds of 16,000 daily riders on the 14-mile route across the Valley with stops every mile between North Hollywood and Warner Center.last_img read more

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All-Santa Clarita Valley: Girls’ soccer

first_imgOne Foothill League girls’ soccer coach referred to Sarina Coutin as a “money player.” Another said of Hart’s sophomore forward: “If you’re a defender and you blink, it probably means your goalkeeper is taking the ball out of the back of the net.” And another mentioned her in the same breath as University of Texas quarterback Vince Young, electing to have three defenders shadowing Coutin through an entire game in an effort to neutralize the league’s most gifted scorer. Such compliments are accompanied by a multitude of kind words from Hart coach Louis Romero. Coutin backed up the praise this season, scoring a program-record 38 goals – 12 in league play – to lead the Indians to their first Foothill championship since 2000. Coutin scored in 22 of Hart’s 28 games, with multiple goals in 12 of them, to lead the Indians to a 22-5-1 record and a trip to the second round of the Div. II playoffs. With 58 goals and 32 assists at the halfway point of her career, Coutin is on pace to surpass former WUSA standout Erin Misaki’s career records of 74 goals and 66 assists, set in 1996-99. “After my freshman year, I never thought this would happen so fast,” said Coutin, who teamed with junior midfielder Brittany Clark (25 goals) to form the area’s highest-scoring tandem. “It means a lot me.” – Erik Boal PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sarina Coutin, Soph., Hart, F DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Melanie Callewaert, Sr., Saugus, D Brittany Clark, Jr., Hart, M Brooke Gauvin, Jr., Valencia, G Sierra Goff, Jr., Canyon, M Betsy Kyle, Sr., Saugus, M Kelley Mason, Sr., Hart, D Michelle Mason, Jr., Hart, D Michelle Moore, Jr., Canyon, F Dani Morin, Sr., Saugus, F Chelsea Seidenglanz, Jr., Canyon, M Alexia Zatarain, Sr., Canyon, M160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventShe was the league MVP, a third-team All-Southern Section Div. II selection – and is the Daily News’ Santa Clarita Valley Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year. “I think there were a lot of people who doubted us at the beginning of the season, but Louis really did a great job of motivating us,” said Coutin, who became the first Hart player since Ali Pavoni in 2001 to be selected league MVP. “It was a lot of fun to receive the notoriety, because we all worked really hard.” Following a freshman season in which she led the league with 20 goals and 16 assists, Coutin’s encore performance ranked among the tops in Southern California. She broke Laura Qualls’ 1997 program record of 31 goals in a season – passing her with seven games to play – and became only the second sophomore since 1993 to receive league MVP honors, joining Valencia’s Shari Summers, who shared the award with Pavoni in 2001. “Anytime we needed that big goal, Sarina was involved,” Romero said. “We had a lot of talented offensive players, but whatever it took to win the game, she did it.” last_img read more

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DEAL AGREED! Leicester City to sign Hull star for £17million fee

first_imgLeicester are understood have had a bid accepted for Hull defender Harry Maguire.A fee of around £17million has reportedly been agreed between the two clubs and the move could be confirmed by the weekend, subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.Maguire, about to enter the final year of his contract with Hull, looks set to become Craig Shakespeare’s first signing since he put pen to paper on a three-year contract as full-time Leicester boss last week.The Foxes have been looking to bring in some cover in the centre of defence after injuries to captain Wes Morgan and Robert Huth last season exposed their lack of depth in that position.Maguire was a stand out performer for Hull during the 2016/17 campaign and was expected to leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League.The 24-year-old joined the Tigers in the summer of 2014 from Sheffield United for a fee of £2.5million and the Blades will receive a windfall from Maguire’s sale after inserting a sell-on clause in the deal that took him to Humberside.Maguire spent time on loan at Wigan during his first year with Hull before helping the club win promotion from the Championship the year after. 1 Harry Maguire is leaving Hull City last_img read more

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RESULTS: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY 2012 AT FINN VALLEY

first_imgPrimary Schools Cross Country 2012 @ Finn Valley A C Co DonegalA very encouraging turnout again for the invitation cross country on a dry day and again superbly organised by the local club.  They came from Carndonagh in the north to Killybegs in the south for what turned out to be an enjoyable day.  Schools that popped up in various categories ranged from Iosagain, Buncrana, Woodlands, Letterkenny, Barnes, Donegal Town, Tiernasligo, Clonmany, Dromore, Killygordon, Carndonagh in North Inishowen, Tooban, Burnfoot, Kilmacrenan and Castlefin to name just a sprinkling add in Gaelscoil Adhamhnain, Letterkeny, Lurgybrack, Robertson, Stranorlar and Dooish and its certainly a worthwhile athletic indeed  educational undertaking.Well Done Finn Valley A C U9 Girls  1      Kelly Anderson        Drumoughill 2      Machelle Galvin       Lurgybrack3      Brenda Collins          Iosagain4      Katie Lynn                Iosagain5      Brenda Carr               Dooish6      Cara  Wilkinson             DooishTeam Results  Large 1  Scoil Iosagain 2   Lurgybrack3   WoodlandsMedium         1  Carndonagh2  St Egneys Small             1   Barnes2   TiernasligoU9  Boys 1  Oisin Kelly   Kilmacrenan2  Paul Ryan      Milford3  Shay Doherty Drumoughill4  Niall Mulcahey  Castlefin5  Oran Kelly    Woodlands6  Ryan Creevy      WoodlandsTeam Result  Large1 Gaelscoil Letterkenny2 Woodlands3 KilmacrenanMedium 1 CastlefinSmall  1 TiernasligoU11 Girls 1 Daniella Jansen        Dromore2 Megan Ryan             Milford3  Gemma  McFadden   Kilmacrenan4 Andrea Brown         Castlefin5 Macella Byrne         Killybegs6 Dierdre Carlin                   LiffordTeam Result  Large 1 Dromore2 Iosogain3 KilmacrenanMedium 1 CarndonaghSmall  1  BarnesBoys U11 1  Stephen Black    Kilmacrenan2  Conor Black       Kilmacrenan3 Liam Hannigan    Gael Scoil4 Robbie McGettigan  Kilmacrenan5 Jimmy Grant Kilmacrenan6 Carol Flynn IosagainTeam ResultLarge   1  Kilmacrenan2  Iosagain3  Gael ScoilMedium  1 DooishSmall     1 Tiernasligo2 BarnesGirls U13 1 Laura Crossan         Lurgybrack2 Karen Gallagher      Fanad3 Anna McGinley       Iosagain4 Emer O Neill           Iosagain5 Dara Galvin             Drumoughill6 Mea Gibson             IosagainTeam Result 1 Iosagain2 Woodlands3 Illistrim1 DooishU13 Boys1 Ben Carr                           Woodlands2 Shane McMonagle            Tooban3 Adam McCrudden            Tooban4 Conner O Donnell            Carndonagh5 Micheal Doherty              Iosagain6 James Carolan                  LurgybrackTeam ResultLarge1 Tooban2 Woodlands3 IosagainMedium1 Clonmany2 St Pats CarndonaghSmall1 St Francis Barnes2 RobertsonRESULTS: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY 2012 AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: September 26th, 2012 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:RESULTS: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY 2012 AT FINN VALLEYlast_img read more

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