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  • Koreas to field first-ever joint teams for Paralympic event

    first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Unified Korea’s flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYNorth and South Korea have agreed to march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Para Games.“This is the first time the two countries have paraded together and competed together at a para-sport event,” Majid Rashed, chairman of the Asian Paralympic Committee, said in a statement posted Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college About 100 athletes from South Korea and 20 from North Korea will compete at the multi-sport event in the Indonesian capital Jakarta between October 6-13.Flag-bearers from each country will carry a Korean unification flag and competitors will wear the same uniforms at the opening and closing ceremonies, the statement said.The two countries, still technically at war, will field two joint table tennis teams and a mixed team in a men’s 4×100 metre swimming relay event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNorth and South Korea formed unified teams for some events at the Asian Games in Jakarta and in Palembang from August 18-September 2, securing one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.Earlier this month the two countries announced a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics, in a deepening sign of rapprochement on the peninsula. MOST READ Some 3,000 athletes from 43 countries are expected to take part in 15 Paralympic and three non-Paralympic sports during next month’s event. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments LATEST STORIES Baltazar, Melecio lead La Salle past winless UE Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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  • ‘More Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Cape Mount’

    first_imgGrand Cape Mount has reported an alarming upsurge of the deadly Ebola virus with 49 new cases registered so far.The Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) and Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, making the disclosure yesterday at the office of IMS in Monrovia, said that of the 49 new cases reported, 27 were confirmed, 13 suspected and 9 probable, putting Cape Mount in the Red County Category second to Montserrado in the country.Describing it as unfortunate, Minister Nyenswah attributed the increase to migration of people suspected of the virus and the continuous denial by some residents that people are dying of the Ebola epidemic in the country.According to the Minister, many people are still observing traditional and cultural practices, which undermine the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and stifle efforts made by the IMS and other international and local partners.  “We have people still traditionally preparing the dead body before burial and secret burials are still taking place in the county causing the spread of the virus. We need to desist from these (practices) with the deadly Ebola virus still threatening,” he stressed.There is a high level of complacency and gross disregard for the preventive measures that were laid down by the Ministry of Health and its partners to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, he said.Minister Nyenswah reported that people in Cape Mount were not observing constant hand-washing with soap and chlorine solution. He said that they are also keeping sick people in their communities, getting in close personal contact with them and often do not report suspected Ebola cases.With the alarming number of new cases in the county, the IMS and its partners will open the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sinje and move in with more ambulances and health workers to ensure that the situation is put under control.“We are also installing new Labs in the next two weeks to have more people tested. We will also carry out a massive mobilization of partners to support the county health team in ensuring the IMS does not have any problem of containing this outbreak in the county,” Minister Nyenswah added.The Minister disclosed further that the 49 reported cases from Cape Mount have generated over 200 contacts in and outside of the county, which he said needed urgency to contain the situation. He appealed to local residents to work with health practitioners to address the problem.Monsterrado County remains the hotspot of the Ebola Virus Disease, but the IMS and partners are working to ensure that ‘zero new cases’ is achieved and Liberia is declared Ebola free, he said.He added that Nimba, which has not reported any case for the past 63 days, has now reported one new case, but the IMS is working to guarantee that all measures are put in place to handle the situation there.The Minister emphasized that only behavioral change of every Grand Cape Mount citizen and resident will help to stop the spread of the virus, stating that everybody needed to adhere to all the preventive measures to break the transmission of the Ebola disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • ECOWAS Parliament Convenes Extraordinary Session

    first_imgThe Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament over the weekend convened its first extraordinary session for the Year 2017 in Abuja. Both Speaker of Parliament and President of the ECOWAS Commission separately paid glowing tributes to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Chairperson of the authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, and her regional colleagues for their significant role in successfully resolving the impasse in The Gambia.A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says Liberia’s five representatives to the parliament were all present for the ongoing five-day working session that commenced at the parliament’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday, February 10.Senators Prince Y. Johnson and George M. Weah of Nimba and Montserrado counties, respectively, and Representatives Jefferson Karmoh, Edwin M. Snowe and Fata H. Siryon of Sinoe, Montserrado and Bomi counties, respectively, constitute Liberia’s representation to the regional parliament.During Friday’s opening session, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, lauded President Sirleaf for her leadership role that ensured the peaceful resolution of the Gambian crisis. Also, Speaker Cisse Lo commended his colleagues for their indefatigable support in ensuring that the agenda for 2016 was achieved, particularly the adoption of the Supplementary Act, which is being considered as a major landmark towards the full integration of the region.According to the release, the extraordinary session adopted the draft report for the implementation of the Supplementary Act relating to the enhancement of its powers.Adopted at the 50th Summit of the authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2016, the Supplementary Act on the Enhancement of Powers seeks to bequeath to the parliament the powers of mandatory accent and mandatory referral on budget scrutiny and issues of integration policies in the region.The Speaker said “But the year 2016 was particularly the year during which the adoption process of the Supplementary Act enhancing the powers of the parliament, set in motion by the previous legislatures, was accelerated. It is now for each and every one of us to consolidate on this achievement and work harder in ensuring improvement in democracy in our community. Therefore, we must summon up the courage, perseverance and determination to pursue and intensify reforms aimed at boosting the input of Parliament in the integration process.”Earlier, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, thanked President Sirleaf for her unwavering commitment to the ideals of regional integration. The release quotes the President of the ECOWAS Commission, who was represented by his Vice, Edward Singhatey, as saying, “The Gambian crisis shows once again the relevance of enhancing your powers, and underscores the importance of the role you played and you will be called upon to play as custodians of democratic values, good governance and agents of democratic consolidation.”De Souza disclosed that in pursuit of institutional reforms called by the Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Madam Sirleaf, the Commission was able to save about U$12 million in operational costs of its institutions in 2016.He also said that the efficient cost control measures had been implemented to make the organization more effective and credible.During Friday’s opening session, new members of the regional legislative body were also sworn in, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • 6 nabbed with guns, ammo

    first_imgSix persons have been detained by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) after three stop-and-search exercises unearthed three handguns and 21 rounds of live ammunition.Based on Police information, the operations were conducted by officers of ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara) and ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/West Coast Demerara).Reports are that at about 07:30h on Friday, a 40-year-old labourer of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was intercepted by Police. During a search of the area, a gun without ammunition was unearthed.Meanwhile, at Third Street, Agricola, at about 09:30h, a 22-year-old man of Curtis Street, Albouystown was arrested after a handgun with fourteen live rounds was found in his possession.And on Saturday at about 00:20h, a vehicle was intercepted at the western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, and four persons therein — two from Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD and two from Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD — were taken into custody after a gun with seven live rounds was found on one of the individuals.The items were lodged and the six are expected to face charges in court.last_img read more

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  • One final year for Good Officer Process – UN

    first_imgGuyana/Venezuela border controversy …World Court to follow if all else fails After months of waiting the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations has finally pronounced on its decision over the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy, announcing that it will be extending the Good Offices Process for another year to have the matter settled.Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro along with President David Granger pictured with outgoing United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonGuyana had back in 2014 indicated that it was opting out of the very process, which was on the other hand fully embraced by its Spanish speaking counterpart. Guyana’s position was that the process was doing very little to bring satisfaction and closure to the issue which has been prevailing for decades.Making its official announcement Friday evening, the Secretary-General said it has reached the conclusion that the Good Offices Process will continue for one final year, with a new personal representative of the Secretary-General, with a strengthened mandate of mediation, who will be appointed by the Secretary-General designate shortly after he takes office.The release said if, by the end of 2017, the SG concludes that significant progress has not been made toward arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will choose the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement, unless both parties jointly request that he refrain from doing so.According to the release, within the framework of the Geneva Agreement, a Good Offices Process under the Secretary-General has been in place for the last 25 years in order to find a solution to the controversy.  This process it said has so far involved three Personal Representatives of the Secretary-General. In spite of these efforts, it has not been possible to bridge the differences between the parties.“The Secretary General has engaged in intensive efforts to find a way forward that would be most conducive to finding a solution.  To that end, the Secretary-General held a trilateral meeting with President David Granger of Guyana and President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela in the margins of the 70th General Assembly. The Secretary-General has subsequently dispatched several high-level missions to both capitals and held meetings at the highest level with both parties. In November of this year, he conducted an extensive stocktaking of the Good Offices Process,” the UN said in its statement Friday.The Secretary-General has discussed the conclusions with the Secretary-General-designate, who has expressed concurrence with them.“The Secretary-General and the Secretary-General designate applaud Guyana and Venezuela for addressing the controversy through peaceful means. The Secretary-General and the Secretary-General-designate are committed to see the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela resolved,” the statement said.Fifty years ago, shortly before Guyana’s independence in 1966, the Geneva Agreement was signed with the aim of amicably resolving the controversy that had arisen as the result of the Venezuelan contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between Venezuela and what is now Guyana is null and void. The 1966 Geneva Agreement confers on the Secretary-General of the United Nations the power to choose means of settlement of the controversy from among those that are contemplated in Article 33 of the United Nations Charter.With Guyana on the verge of becoming a lucrative oil-producing nation, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro issued a decree in May last year purporting to claim the majority of Guyana’s waters off the Essequibo shore.The decree was seen as a flagrant violation of international law and was inconsistent with the principle that all states should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other states.In an effort to defend its sovereignty, Guyana made it clear to the Venezuelan Government that the Essequibo and its offshore waters belong to Guyana, and strengthened its push for judicial settlement of the issue, as the Good Officer process had yielded little result.The border dispute between the two countries was set by an international tribunal in 1899, in an award the parties, including Venezuela, had agreed would be the final settlement. Since the belligerence from Venezuela, moves have been made by the international community, including the UN Secretary-General, to push for a peaceful resolution of the issue.The Guyanese leader and President Maduro had met with the outgoing UN Secretary-General for the first time in September last year to discuss the controversy. The meeting was dubbed fruitful as both Heads pledged to mend the bilateral relationship while attempts are being made to resolve the border controversy.Meanwhile, the Government of Guyana in a statement late Friday evening said that it is pleased to be able to convey to the people of Guyana that a new point of promise in relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been reached.“It has long been the accepted position of all Governments in Guyana that the best means of settlement of our controversy with Venezuela should be a reference of it to the International Court of Justice. We consider that controversy to be essentially a legal question and one eminently susceptible to a legal process of settlement,” the statement said. It noted that there can be no higher tribunal for this purpose than the International Court of Justice to determine this matter on a definite basis. The Secretary General of the United Nations acting under the 1966 Geneva Agreement has informed the President of his decision to give the ‘good offices’ process one last period of twelve months, that is to the end of 2017.“If, at the end of that period, the Secretary-General concludes that significant progress has not been made towards arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will choose the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement, unless the Governments of Guyana and Venezuela jointly request that he refrain from doing so.”The Government said that it accepts the decision of the Secretary General. “We stand committed to using our best endeavours to fulfil its highest expectations. The Government will be writing formally to him as well as to the President of Venezuela to indicate our acceptance of this decision.”It also noted that the Government believe that, in taking this decision, the Secretary General has remained loyal to the sacred mission of the United Nations to uphold the law and maintain the peace between nations – small and large.last_img read more

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  • NEBC Yukon Trackers face St Albert Blues on Friday night

    first_imgST. ALBERT, A.B. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were on the road to St. Albert to face the Blues on Friday night.At 9:41 into the game, Connor Kindrat would score a goal on the Blues with assists by Connor Brown and Jaydon Viens making the score 1-0.This would be the only goal made in the first period.- Advertisement -At 7:30 remaining in the second frame, the Blues scored one on the Trackers making the score tied at one apieceIn period three both teams would battle it out in an effort to break the tie.Coming right down to the wire, at 10 seconds left in the game, the Blues scored a goal winning the game 2-1 over the Trackers.Advertisement Currently, in the Bouchier Division Standings, the Trackers are in first place with 18 wins, three losses, and five ties with 41 total points.Current Bouchier Division Standings as of February 9. Source NAHLUp next, the Trackers are off to Morinville today, Saturday, to take on the Sturgeon Sting. Puck drop is 3:15 p.m.last_img read more

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  • SportPesa cancels all local sports sponsorship

    first_img0Shares0000Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) with SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (right) during the Gor sponsorship.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Betting firm SportPesa have made good their threat to cancel all local sports sponsorship following the implementation of the 35 percent taxation by the government.While making the announcement on Tuesday in Nairobi, SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said they had to relinquish the sponsorship so as to stay afloat and continue operating in Kenya. Karauri said that the pullout is immediately effective and that they have written to all sports teams and federation that they support, noting that they will save Sh600m annually from that.“Unfortunately, we lost the case and effective immediately and we regret this decision, we have no choice but to cancel all sponsorships we have as SportPesa,” Karauri announced confirming fears that have been circulating since Thursday when the court ruled against the firm.“This tax is on revenue before we pay the other tax, SportPesa we are here to stay and we will try to be efficient and unfortunately, we have to drop sponsorships,” Karauri emphasised.Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players during a past Mashemeji Derby. The two clubs will represent Kenya in next year’s Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe development will immediately affect football giants Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards who are set to represent the country at the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup respectively.The clubs had threatened that they will pull out of the competition due to financial constraints.Other sports to be affected by the sponsorship withdrawal are Kenyan Premier League, Kenya Rugby Union with the Kenya Sevens the biggest losers as well as the Kenya Simbas, Kenya Harlequin, Football Kenya Federation and Boxing Association of Kenya.Betting companies had earlier moved to court with the aim of stopping the betting tax increase from 15 to 35 percent, but Judge John Mativo ruled against their favour late December.“I find and hold that the new taxes do not infringe on the petitioners’ rights to property since they are aimed at serving a legitimate public interest. The legislation was legally enacted and it overrides the legitimate expectations of the betting firms,” Mativo ordered.KRU chairman Richard Omwela (left) and SportPesa Brand Ambassador Georgina Maina (Center) with CEO Ronald Karauri (right)Karauri welcomed the Government proposal of establishing a Sports Lottery to fund federations, teams and individual athletes but said it would not be enough to cater for the industry’s needs.“The lottery has changed sports in the UK, but at the end of the day, if you do not have a private sector to support it cannot work. The private sector and Government have a role to play and we need to come together,” the SportPesa CEO remarked.Karauri who is also the Association of Gaming Operators in Kenya, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate dialogue to resolve the standoff pledging SportPesa would make a swift return to sports if an amicable solution is found.“No one has called me to come and talk, request the President to sit down with me as the chairman of the AGOK so that we come to a solution.  I remain optimistic but our attempts at dialogue have not been fruitful.“We will appeal the case since it was grounded on equity and fairness in taxation. You can only be optimistic for so long, we cannot shoulder the burden and keep our employees and business running. We will be very limited in what we can do,” the CEO noted.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • MAN BANGED AT WIFE’S WINDOW WITH HATCHET AND SAID: “I’M GOING TO BURN YOU OUT YOU W****”

    first_imgLetterkenny Courthouse.COURTS: A man who banged at his wife’s window with a hatchet and threatened to burn her out of it has had his case adjourned. Michael Connors, 43, with an address at Campsite, Canal Road, Letterkenny appeared at Letterkenny District Court in relation to a series of serious offences yesterday afternoon. Some of the offences the defendant was charged ranged from drink-driving, threatening to kill and assault.Inspector Goretti Sheridan read a victim impact statement from Patricia Connors, wife of Michael Connors for 21 years, the couple have five children together, but are now separated.It was a relation to an incident which occurred on the 7th Februay, 2013.“Michael was drinking at his brother’s caravan, I knew things were going to get bad again and there may be an issue with him drinking.“I went off to bed at 11pm, but at 3m I was awoken by Michael banging at the window.“He was shouting, Get out you whore, I’m going to burn you out of it, you’re nothing but a whore.“I went into the sitting room and he was banging at the window and was holding a hatchet.“I was terrified and I ran back into the bedroom, but he kept thumping at the window with the hatchet.“I then heard the glass smash, and I started shouting at him that I had called the guards and that they’re on their way.”Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court his actions were inexcusable but stated that the break-up of his marriage led to his life falling apart.“My client had severe issues with alcohol but he has not drank since June, 2014 and is trying to turn his life around.“He is also on medication for depression which was prescribed by his GP Dr McColgan.“There was stuff happening from under his nose that he wasn’t even aware of because of his problems with alcohol.“He lost his marriage and kids, and when he realised his marriage couldn’t be saved he lost it.“He now fully accepts the marriage is over, and on the night in question he had found out there was a third party involved with his wife.“He apologies profusely for his behaviour and accepts he was out of order.Judge Paul Kelly said he was very concerned that Mr Connors had threatened his wife with a hatchet, and on another occasion threatened another family members with a bar.“I’d be seriously concerned at the fact he threatened women on two occasions with a hatchet and a bar, these are very, very serious offences.“His behaviour is inexcusable, and there may well be a custodial sentence for your client.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation on Mr Connors and adjourned the case until June 13th.MAN BANGED AT WIFE’S WINDOW WITH HATCHET AND SAID: “I’M GOING TO BURN YOU OUT YOU W****” was last modified: April 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:axecourtsfearHatchetMichael ConnorsnewsrowwifeWINDOWlast_img read more

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  • DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PADDY McBREARTY ON THIS SUNDAY’S FINAL CLASH WITH MAYO

    first_imgDDTV: HE has been described as the most gifted teenage gaelic footballer in the country. But Paddy McBrearty talks and plays like a man many years his senior.Here he speaks about Sunday’s final.Click to play.  DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PADDY McBREARTY ON THIS SUNDAY’S FINAL CLASH WITH MAYO was last modified: September 19th, 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:DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PADDY McBREARTY ON THIS SUNDAY’S FINAL CLASH WITH MAYOlast_img read more

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  • YAHOO – THE PEOPLE AT LYIT SAY THANK YOU!

    first_imgThe Computing Data Centre (CDC) at LYIT have received a substantial donation of data centre equipment from Yahoo Inc.Pictured are members of the LYIT’s Eco-Tech Society (Denis Bourne, Willie Doherty, Shane Flynn, Saurabh Negi, and Gary Boyce), Lecturers (Edwina Sweeney and John O’Raw), and Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing.‎Modern data centre facilities are an essential component in the move to cloud/green computing, a discipline taught to honours degree level at LYIT.Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, welcomed the Yahoo donation. “This equipment will give LYIT students superb access to a real world environment and will allow them to hone their skills. We’d like to thank Yahoo for their generous contribution.”The equipment coming from Yahoo will be used for –1. Enterprise applications and security teaching.2. VMWare, Hyper-V and KVM virtualization and private cloud servers. 3. Project servers for award year students.4. Project servers for MSc/post-graduate student projects.The CDC is a teaching and research data centre run by the Computing department which replicates the work environment and offers hands-on learning for students.It is used by 3rd and 4th year under-graduates and by post-graduate students, in addition to being a home for research projects in smart grid, software development and security. YAHOO – THE PEOPLE AT LYIT SAY THANK YOU! was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:computersdonationLYITYahoolast_img read more

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