Police identify suspect charged with arson in Earlville church fire

first_imgEARLVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — State Police say 39-year-old Brian C. Carver of Earlville, N.Y. was charged with arson in the 3rd degree, a class C felony, in an investigation into a fire at the Light House Community Church. Police say Carver was located not far from the church on South Main Street. He was treated for minor injuries at Chenango Memorial and released, they say. The Emergency crews that are responding include Earlville fire department, Sherburne fire, Smyrna fire, Hamilton fire and the New York State Police. 511NY is reporting that fire emergency crews have blocked off traffic on 12B in both directions near the area of Coye Road. They say he was released and is scheduled to appear in court in May. —– Stay tuned to 12 News for further coverage if this story in its 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts. 10:06 A.M. UPDATE: They also say that one person has been sent to the Chenango Memorial Hospital. EARLVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) –The New York State Police Department says a suspect has been arrested and charged with arson. —– According to the Chenango County Fire Wire, they say there is a structure fire at the Lighthouse Community Church in Earlville. EARLVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG)- Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a church fire in Earlville. Earlville Fire Chief Jim Doyle told 12 News the fire was “one of the biggest” he’s seen in the area. Troopers were dispatched to the fire around 10:30 p.m. 1:38 P.M. UPDATE: Carver was transported to the State Police headquarters in Norwich and arraigned remotely. We reached out to emergency crews, but they were unable to comment on a possible cause or any injuries at this time. Stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img read more

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Antionia Urlić, Croatian Chamber of Commerce: New regulations open space for improving services in tourism

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a series of trainings for the application of the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which came into force on January 1, 2018, and the first trainings were held in Zagreb and Pula.”Representatives of all 14 associations and communities in the Tourism Sector, from the Adventure Tourism Community to the Diving Tourism Community, have participated in working groups for this Act in recent years and we must thank the Ministry of Tourism for cooperation and acceptance of economic proposals. Of course, we cannot be satisfied with everything, something is necessarily included in the obligation to implement EU Directives and other regulations, but we believe that the maximum use of space to improve and enable tourism service providers to work better. We are also happy that in the future, for the first time, tourist inspectors will only issue warnings to entrepreneurs for irregularities and give them a deadline for elimination, and not immediately punish them, which professional associations have been asking for for many years.”, Said the director of the Tourism Sector of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Antonia Urlić, opening the training for the implementation of the new Law on the provision of services in tourism, which entered into force on January 1, 2018.Operativnu primjenu novog Zakona prezentirao je predavač na visokim školama Aspira i Vern Željko Trezner, istaknuvši da su temeljna obilježja nove regulative deregulacija pojedinih usluga, nove odredbe za pružanje određenih usluga kojih do sada nije bilo te transpozicija direktive EU 2015/2302. Kritična područja primjene EU direktive bit će praktične implikacije primjene definicije paket-aranžmana i povezanih putnih aranžmana, definiranje izuzeća od primjene direktive te pitanja zaštite od nesolventnosti.// Related news: A NEW LAW ON THE PROVISION OF TOURISM SERVICES HAS BEEN ADOPTED”From experience I can say that I have never experienced such an easy and peaceful start of the application of the Law, and this gives me the right to claim that the changes that came into force really deregulated some unnecessary regulations from previous regulations and made it easier for travel agencies. Of course, not everything from the new law is good, but progress is certainly visible”, Said Trezner, adding that it is especially important that the regulations on the identification code and minimum technical conditions for the operation of agencies that only created administrative problems were abolished on January 1. The institute of the book of complaints and the Register of Tourist Representation and the Register of Tourist Agencies were abolished.Under the new Act, more entities can provide services in tourism, but in special parts of the business and meeting all the necessary conditions as well as agencies. “In my opinion, there will be no significant changes in the market“, prokomentirao je Trezner. Jasenka Štiglec, načelnica Samostalnog sektora Turističke inspekcije Ministarstva turizma, pojasnila je prekršajne odredbe Zakona. „The new law introduced the application of the principle of opportunity, ie mitigation of inspectors’ treatment of service providers who violate the rules. It is possible for them to eliminate the deficiencies identified in the supervision without punishment, and it is precisely prescribed even when the principle of opportunity does not apply“, naglasila je Štiglec, dodajući kako se  kazna neće naplatiti ako je, primjerice, nadzirana osoba do donošenja rješenja otklonila utvrđene nedostatke.They follow education in Split on March 15, Dubrovnik on March 16 and in Osijek on March 27, 2018.last_img read more

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Sanders under fire for defense of Cuba

first_imgSanders stressed that he opposes “the authoritarian nature of the Cuban regime” but said it was unfair to call everything it has done over decades as wrong.He even made the point to condemn the Americas’ only Communist regime for repressing dissidents. Regardless, some of his rivals seized the chance to criticize Sanders as potentially unable to keep his socialism democratic.Former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign said Sanders had a long habit of espousing the ideas of autocratic leaders.  “Bernie’s comments indicate he either fails to understand the pain and suffering that Fidel Castro, Nicolas Maduro, and Daniel Ortega have caused to so many people, including Americans now living here, or worse, that his ideology blinds him to the realities of life in these countries,” Biden adviser Cristobal Alex said.Billionaire former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said Castro’s long legacy of repression was so dark and vast that talking about literacy was ludicrous.”Fidel Castro left a dark legacy of forced labor camps, religious repression, widespread poverty, firing squads, and the murder of thousands of his own people. But sure, Bernie, let’s talk about his literacy program,” Bloomberg tweeted.Topics : Bernie Sanders, the US Democratic presidential frontrunner, came under fire Monday for defending part of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s record.In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the Vermont senator who calls himself a democratic socialist noted that after the 1959 Cuban revolution, its leader Castro led a widely successful literacy program.Sanders asked, “is it bad, even if it was Fidel Castro who did it?” last_img read more

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Sweden’s AP1 seeks high-yield managers for around SEK12bn

first_imgSweden’s first national pension fund, AP1, has put out a tender to find investment managers to run three high-yield bond strategies in an exercise aimed at broadening its universe of the asset class geographically.AP1, which managed SEK298bn (€30.4bn) in assets at the end of June, asked managers for expressions of interest to take on mandates for global high yield, US high yield and European high yield.It said its allocation to high-yield bonds was approximately 4% of its total assets under management as of 30 June, with this exposure mainly in US high yield.“The objective of this search is to broaden the universe to global high yield,” AP1 said in the tender notice. Strategies that were similar to the three requested might be considered, the fund said.In the notice, AP1 said it had a sustainability policy that applied to the whole fund, including externally managed mandates.“In the evaluation process, special attention will be paid to how the manager considers and integrates ESG factors in the investment process,” it said.Managers – apart from being able to document experience in management of institutional accounts for the specified mandate, and show a live GIPS-compliant (global investment performance standards) track record for the product of at least 12 months – must also reserve capacity in the submitted strategy of at least $300m (€287m), AP1 said.AP1 said it would publish questions from the managers and answers regarding the procurement on its website on 18 January.The last day to submit RFPs is 31 January 2017.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Sweep Bengals In Basketball

first_imgThe 7th grade Bulldogs beat Greendale 37 – 26.Scoring for Batesville was Colt Meyer 14, Seth Gausman 13, Dempsy Bohman 8 and Alex Smith with 2 points. Brayden Linkel led the team with 6 rebounds and Gausman had 6 assists.The team’s record is now 4 – 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The BMS 8th grade played a very nice game against Greendale last night winning 47-17.The entire team contributed to the victory with good defense and offensive execution.  Leading scorers were Trey Heidlage with 12, Cooper Williams 9, Sam Haskamp 8, and Lane Oesterling and Devin Scripture with 6 points each.The team’s next game will be Tuesday at BHS against St. Louis Catholic School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Giesting.last_img

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Lady Bulldogs Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs outlasted the South Ripley Raiders 26-21 to improve to 7-2 on the season and 4-0 at home.The Bulldogs did not have their best showing of the year, but they were able to prevail in a sloppy game at BMS gymnasium.  Leading the way on defense was Emma Weiler, who played locked down defense all night forcing multiple turnovers.  On the offensive side of the floor Ava Hanson led all scorers with 8 points, followed by Timbre Davies (4 points), Emma Weiler (4 points), Ella Wilhelm (4 points) Ashlee Cornn (3 points), Makayla Granger (3 points), and Jadyn Harrington (2 points).The Lady Bulldogs travel to Aurora on Thursday night for a rematch with South Dearborn.  Good luck girls and bring home a win!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The BMS 8th grade Lady Bulldogs upped their record to 7-2 for the season last night with a come from behind win over the South Ripley Lady Raiders.The Lady Bulldogs used a 3 and a half minute spurt in the 4th quarter to overcome the deficient. Carley Pride and Ashley Nobbe hit big free throws in the 4th quarter to help seal the victory. Carley Kaiser lead the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. Other scorers were Ashley Nobbe with 8, Carly Pride and Breanna Wells each added 4, and Gabby Elston had 2. Sarah Ripperger did not score but played great defense that led to many turnovers.The Lady Bulldogs will travel to South Dearborn to play the Lady Squires on Thursday night.The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Rachel Meyer with 10. Other scoring for the Lady Raiders were Ellie Waldron with 6, Renee Tunny scored 3, and Sarah Meyer and Natasha Shinkle each adding 2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

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Di Canio feared instant axe

first_img Press Association “He [Short] might have thought, ‘Now I’ll sack him straight away’ because he was under pressure. Instead he backed me 100 per cent, 1,000 per cent. He supported me in an incredible way. “It was a strange moment, a strange situation in time those three days. I thought maybe he would call me at that time and say… “But instead he rang me and backed me all the way. He said, ‘Proceed because you have complete support from the Board’. “From there, I felt even more energy, I was even more focused and even more determined to get the best out of the team, and I believed that no matter what the split with fans, I would look to make them happy as quickly as I could.” That is something Di Canio certainly has done with victories over Newcastle and Everton which have significantly boosted the club’s chances of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Indeed, if they were to win at Aston Villa, Sunderland would be eight points clear of 18th-placed Wigan with three matches remaining, although the Latics have a game in hand. Defeat would see Villa join the Black Cats and Newcastle on 37 points, five clear of Wigan, but Di Canio’s men would then return to the Stadium of Light for successive home fixtures against Stoke and Southampton and the chance to secure their top-flight status. Paolo Di Canio has admitted he feared he could be sacked within days of being appointed Sunderland manager.center_img The 44-year-old Italian’s arrival on Wearside prompted a storm amid criticism of his previously-stated political views and the club found itself thrust into the national media spotlight for the wrong reasons. However, Black Cats owner and chairman Ellis Short remained firmly behind his new boss, and has reaped the rewards since. “For three days after I signed the contract, what happened? I don’t have to go through it all again, but look what happened,” Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo. last_img read more

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The Latest: Horse racing resumes in Germany with no fans

first_imgThe announcement comes one day after Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors agreed the season could resume.The Bundesliga was suspended on March 13 with nine rounds remaining. Seifert says the league will begin again where it left off.Seifert was speaking after a video conference with members from the country’s 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The second division will also resume on May 16.___The French Tennis Federation says it will refund tickets purchased for the French Open because of uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic. Formula One says Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Arthur will compete alongside drivers in this weekend’s virtual Spanish Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will be the F1 drivers in Sunday’s event.Aguero will race for Red Bull alongside Albon. Courtois will run for Alfa Romeo in his second virtual race. Arthur will be with Haas.Golfer Ian Poulter will make his third appearance with Renault.The virtual Spanish GP will take place during the same weekend the real race was scheduled to run at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. The race will consist of a qualifying session and a 33-lap race. The Latest: Horse racing resumes in Germany with no fans Switzerland’s government has said professional clubs can resume training Monday. Games in empty stadiums should be possible from June 8.The league says the government has advised that teams are no longer eligible for an unemployment insurance program when players start training. The league says it is having “very constructive” talks with the government about further federal aid.___The International Canoe Federation says it is planning its budget in case the Tokyo Olympics get canceled in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The ICF says its board “approved two budget scenarios” up to 2022 taking into account “the chance of no competition or Olympics in 2021.” The ICF is due to get about $16 million from the International Olympic Committee as a share of revenue from the postponed Tokyo Games.The ICF has postponed or canceled all international events through August. It is due to have an election congress in December when president Jose Perurena steps down after 12 years.___German soccer league managing director Christian Seifert says the Bundesliga season will resume on May 16.The matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Peach Bowl is donating $1.09 million to help fund COVID-19 screenings in Georgia.The bowl announced it will help fund the telemedicine screening mobile app developed by Augusta University Health System. The AU Health ExpressCare app allows for free virtual screenings for the virus throughout the day with no appointment.Patients who screen positive will be scheduled for tests.Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan says the aim is giving Georgia residents access to screenings and tests “as soon as possible.” The Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week.The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later. Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested. The race day at the Neue Bult track near Hannover on Thursday was the first to take place in Germany since the calendar was suspended in March.It followed talks between race organizers and the local authorities, and access to the track was strictly limited.Jockeys and grooms wore masks and betting was only allowed online. More races are scheduled for Friday in Cologne.Germany resumed ahead of other major European horse racing nations. The equestrian sport of trotting, or harness racing, has continued in Sweden through the coronavirus pandemic.The German soccer league Bundesliga is set to resume on May 16. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.The FFT says it “has taken the decision to cancel and refund all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros.”The FFT is also working closely with French authorities “to establish the necessary measures which will ensure the health and security of all guests attending the tournament.”Refunds will be received by end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead.___ Europa will enter next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. St. Joseph’s and third-place Lincoln Red Imps will enter the Europa League.___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.The top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh. The F1 season hasn’t started yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Gibraltar soccer federation says it has declared the league season null and void with no champion.The top two teams in the league were Europa and St. Joseph’s when the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended. The federation says they were so close in the standings it could not declare a champion “in the interests of sporting integrity.”The federation said last week that on government advice the season could not be completed by a UEFA-set deadline for Gibraltar of July 20. Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test.___ May 7, 2020 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars).___The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Horse racing has resumed in Germany, but without spectators and with mask-wearing jockeys. Associated Press ___The Swiss soccer league says clubs will discuss on May 29 if they want to resume playing in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says the meeting of the 20 clubs will be two days after the next Swiss federal government update on easing restrictions.A restart on June 19 leaves seven weekends and six midweek games to meet UEFA’s preferred Aug. 3 target to complete domestic seasons.St. Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference and is five points ahead of third-place Basel. He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Sports Reform Committee in Abuja for Second Retreat

first_imgAs the guest speaker at an open session of the Sports Reform Committee at the boardroom of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, he said “we cannot use 20th century practices to solve 21st century problems.“The 21st century is a ‘no jobs’ century with information communication technology (ICT) wiping off most jobs as one computer can do the job of 30 persons working manually. Banks are retrenching because with ATM cards less desk cashiers are needed for example.“Therefore, sports which is one of the three competencies needed to survive must therefore be run by intelligent, knowledgeable business minds who know where the money is and can position and package their sports to attract capital.”Continuing, the renowned business consultant said: “to attract indigenous private and foreign investment, sports in Nigeria has to be democratised and taken out of the hands of the bureaucracy and glamourised.”The parley also featured a session with Lagos based sports editors from television, radio and newspaper houses who rubbed minds with the committee on the problems stalling sports development in Nigeria.However, the Abuja retreat, according to a statement from the committee “will have an open house on Thursday, April 28, featuring a presentation from a public sector individual and a parley with Abuja-based sports editors.”The Committee has seven terms of reference which are:i) Design a new architecture that will restructure Nigerian sports from a service oriented model to a development oriented one that will enhance effective and enduring sports development in Nigeria.ii) Identify the major obstacles to sports development in Nigeriaiii) Develop a sustainable framework for sports development which will build a strong base for the systematic discovery, identification, training and deployment of athletes into sporting activities.iv) Develop a holistic framework, including institutional, legal and other arrangements to professionalise sports and provide alternative career options for our teeming youth with clearly established career path for athletes in all sporting fields.v) Recommend ways of reconstituting the sports federations/associations in a way that all stake holders have a say and attract passionate, knowledgeable and resourceful leadership.vi) Identify, suggest and recommend alternative sources of revenue for the funding of sports development in Nigeria.vii) Come up with other considerations which in the opinion of the committee will lead to the repositioning of Nigerian sports for effective and enduring development.The committee which has until July 14 to submit its report has Godwin Kienka as chairman.Members are; Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Prof. Florence Adeyanju, Chief Segun Odegbami, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd), Chief Mary Onyali, Bola Orodele, Yusuf Datti, Kayode Thomas, Ayo Olubato, Dr Ademola Aare, Waziri Laminu and Despan Kwardem.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Reform Committee set up by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, to restructure Nigerian sports for effective development will begin a second retreat in Abuja starting today.The Abuja retreat is coming on the heels of the maiden edition in Lagos which featured presentations from the private sector led by the president and Chairman in Council of the Nigeria – British Chamber of Commerce, Prince Dapo Adelegan.Adelegan, had insisted at the weekend in Lagos said that sports development in the 21st century anywhere in the world, especially more so in Nigeria, should be driven by persons with a serious business mindset.last_img read more

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The Wells Carlton Hotel Joins Okpekpe Race Train

first_imgThe Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartments, a five-star luxury hospitality icon in Abuja has signed in as a friend of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in the hotel and hospitality category.Zack Amodu, Director of Organisation for the first label road race in West Africa told the media yesterday that the hotel and luxury apartments which is majestically situated in the plush Asokoro District of Abuja decided to join the historic race because of its pace-setting role in getting international recognition for a road race to showcase the rustic and beautiful landscape of Okpekpe, a town in Etsako East local government area of Edo State.“The owner of the hotel, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo is an illustrious son of Edo State. He is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot who spared no expense in creating the world-class Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartments for those who demand only the very best. “We are delighted to have this respected and highly successful Nigerian join us as we continue to put the country’s name on the map of the world as a very safe place to come to and a destination for sports,” said Amodu who revealed that Captain Okunbo has registered as a celebrity runner for this year’s race.“So friends and admirers of this great son of Edo State can track his race via the special application developed for this purpose or watch him live on SuperSport and AIT on race day,” he stressed.Amodu also disclosed that this year’s race which holds on Saturday May 25, 2019 will be organised with a gold label template.He further revealed that Pamodzi Sports Marketing , organisers of the race want to use the seventh edition to benchmark subsequent editions as they move to get the first and only IAAF silver label race in West Africa upgraded to a gold label event and become in the process the first in the sub-region and second in the continent of Africa after the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in South Africa.“We are organising an IAAF Gold Label race this year albeit the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race status is still silver. This is because the IAAF have changed the method of application for a label race. The international governing body for the sport wants application for the desired label at least two months before the race. What this means is that requirements for the label you are applying for must be the template for the preceding race,” the race director concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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