Edmonds optimistic after practice

first_imgJim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he’ll be ready for opening day. The St. Louis Cardinals’ center fielder is rehabbing from offseason surgery on his right shoulder and left foot, and thus far it’s been slow going. With three weeks to go before the World Series champions open the season on April 1, there’s no timetable yet for his first spring training appearance. Pavano returns Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano says he missed his scheduled spring training start last Friday because of a medical situation involving his girlfriend. Pavano, who discussed the matter for the first time Sunday, left Legends Field about 45 minutes before Friday’s game after receiving permission from the team. The right-hander returned Saturday and threw a 45-pitch bullpen session in preparation for a start Monday night against Boston. “The reason I left, my girlfriend had a severe medical condition and I had to be with her,” Pavano said. Pavano didn’t give specifics about the problem, but said his girlfriend is “doing well.” “It would be great to be able to play opening day, but I’m not going to lose my cool if something doesn’t go perfectly as planned,” Edmonds said Sunday. “If I make it I make it, and if I don’t, I don’t. “Things have got to be pretty dead-on.” center_img Lee on the DL Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee will start the season on the disabled list because of an abdomen strain. The lefty, who went 14-11 with a 4.40 ERA last season and is 46-24 since 2004, felt the strain in his right abdomen during a throwing session early in spring training. Lester throws Jon Lester threw 37 pitches in a simulated game Sunday. By the time spring training ends for Boston, he hopes to be up to five innings. That falls short of where he hoped to be but is an impressive return from cancer treatments and medical tests three months ago that showed he was free of the disease. 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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Datebook 5/22

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DATEBOOK TODAY Community Book & Music Exchange, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. Call (818) 548-2187. San Fernando’s Healthy Cities meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Room, City Hall, 117 N. Macneil St. Call (818) 898-1200. Glendale City Council will meet, 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 613 E. Broadway. Call (818) 548-4844. How to Find Reliable Information on the Computer, 7-8:30 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 204. Musician Brother Yusef presents children’s blues performance, 7-8 p.m., Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. Call (661) 259-8942. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. last_img read more

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Pooch lives through blaze

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Firefighters had already extinguished the Friday morning blaze that burned through a garage attached to the house in the 6900 block of Bellaire Avenue. Gonzalez found the dog while firefighters were searching the house, which had filled with smoke from the garage. With no other victims from the fire, the firefighters gave the poodle their full attention. While Firefighter Danny Wu gave the dog oxygen, others laid him on a stretcher and took him to the North Hollywood Animal Care Center on Oxnard Street. “We heard the sirens, and we were like, ‘OK, is there a fire?’ and all of a sudden, they were rushing this dog with oxygen in,” said Maria Aleni Sunada, the veterinarian at North Hollywood Animal Care Center. “It was an exciting morning.” Sunada continued the oxygen therapy, administered intravenous fluids and took chest X-rays. By Friday afternoon, the dog was walking around and breathing on his own, Sunada said – although she still knew nothing about him. “We named him Smokey, because that’s what he smells like,” Sunada said. “He’s going to be fine. Hopefully the owners can get in contact with us and we can let them know their dog is going to be fine, and we can take care of him until they take care of their situation.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – When Eric Gonzalez saw the bundle of fur heaped by the front door of a smoke-filled house, he thought it was a stuffed animal. When he touched it, though, he realized the animal was actually a poodle – although he was sure it was dead. Then Gonzalez heard small, faint breaths coming from the dog’s mouth. “He was laid out,” said Gonzalez, a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department. “I took him outside. I told one of the engineers, Hey, I got this dog; get him some oxygen!” last_img read more

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SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE NEW SEASON FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES SUNDAY 17-8-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Cup Letterkenny Area:Lagan Harps v Drumoghill F.C.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Rathmullan CelticWhitestrand United v Bonagee UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Milford UnitedDonegal Area:Cappry Rovers v Letterbarrow CelticEany Celtic v Donegal Town St. Catherines v Dunkineely CelticGweedore Area:Gweedore Celtic v Glenree UnitedGlenea United v Keadue Rovers Gweedore United v Dunlewy CelticLifford Area:Lifford Celtic v Kildrum TigersBallybofey United v Deele HarpsCurragh Athletic v Convoy ArsenalCastlefin Celtic v Raphoe TownWEDNESDAY 20-8-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupArea Semi-FinalsLetterkenny Area:Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. / Rathmullan Celtic v Lagan Harps / Drumoghill F.C.Kilmacrennan Celtic / Milford United v Whitestrand United / Bonagee UnitedDonegal Area:Eany Celtic / Donegal Town v Cappry Rovers / Letterbarrow CelticSt. Catherines / Dunkineely Celtic v Copany RoversGweedore Area:Glenea United / Keadue Rovers v Gweedore Celtic / Glenree UnitedCranford United v Gweedore United / Dunlewy CelticLifford Area:Ballybofey United / Deele Harps v Lifford Celtic / Kildrum TigersCastlefin Celtic / Raphoe Town v Curragh Athletic / Convoy ArsenalSOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE NEW SEASON FIXTURES was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURESlast_img read more

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David Wagner pens new three-year Huddersfield contract

first_img Wagner led Huddersfield to the Premier League in 2016/17 and secured top flight survival the following year 1 Huddersfield boss David Wagner and his coaching team have signed new three-year contracts, the Premier League club have announced.Wagner, assistant Christophe Buhler and first-team coach Andrew Hughes will remain at the John Smith’s Stadium until the summer of 2021.The trio all had 12 months left on their previous contracts, but their new deals end months of speculation over their future, with various rival clubs across Europe reported to be keen on enticing Wagner away from West Yorkshire.“The decision to extend my stay at this club was not a difficult one,” Wagner, 46, said.“The relationship Christoph, Andy and I have with (chairman) Dean (Hoyle), the rest of the board, the staff and the supporters is special.“We’ve achieved some incredible things together in two and a half years and now I’m excited about the future.“We still have a lot of work to do as we adapt to life in the Premier League, but this club and its people have the ambition, desire and attitude to take this challenge on.“Finally, a message to Huddersfield Town fans everywhere. Thank you for the support you have shown us and the players since I joined the club; it’s been such a big factor in the success we’ve enjoyed.”Terriers owner and chairman Hoyle said he had always remained confident Wagner would commit himself to the club amid continued rumours linking the German with a summer departure.“I understand why David is so talked about and sought-after given the things he has achieved here,” Hoyle said.“He’s a very talented head coach and has played a huge role in transforming Huddersfield Town into the club it is today.“However, I have never had any doubts about David’s future. Time and again he has shown his commitment to Huddersfield Town, as the club has demonstrated its commitment to him.“It’s also important that the futures of Christoph and Andrew are secure. They’ve played integral parts in the success we’ve all enjoyed.“Together, they make a fantastic, talented coaching team as they all bring different skillsets to the table.“We have a fantastic working relationship and we’re looking forward to taking on the challenge of establishing Huddersfield Town in the Premier League together.”Wagner has emerged as one of English football’s hottest properties since arriving in England as a relative unknown to replace previous boss Chris Powell in November 2015.The former Borussia Dortmund reserve-team coach steered the Terriers away from relegation trouble before winning promotion in his first full season via a penalty shootout in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.Huddersfield were big favourites for an instant return to the second tier, having returned to the top flight for the first time in 45 years, but defied the odds again to secure another season in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Arsenal ‘keen’ on signing £44m-rated Argentina forward in next transfer window

first_img RANKED 2 Pavon chats to Argentina captain Lionel Messi before they faced France at the World Cup Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The 22-year-old takes on Colombia in the recent international break moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father He was rewarded with a call-up to the Argentina World Cup squad, making four appearances for his country in Russia.The departure of Ivan Gazidis to AC Milan has caused a shake-up at the Emirates, but it is understood Pavon remains a top priority.Despite signing a new contract with the Argentinean side, a €50million (£44million) buy-out clause was inserted to ward off competition for his signature.However, according to the Daily Mail, this has not deterred Arsenal who could make a move in January.center_img Cristian Pavon is still a top transfer target for Arsenal and the club could move for the forward in January, according to reports.The 22-year-old enjoyed a terrific campaign with Boca Juniors last time out, scoring six times and registering 11 assists. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Boca President Daniel Angelici recently told TeamTalk a deal will only be done if it satisfies all parties.He said: “Pavon stays, signed for four more years. The clause is 50 million euros, which was what we wanted to be calm. We wanted to sell it when we understood that it was the necessary moment (sic).” Latest Transfer Newslast_img read more

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DONEGAL DUO SAY DUBS WILL COME BEFORE SELLING JERSEYS!

first_imgDonegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher have confirmed they are to open a sports shop in Letterkenny this Friday.It comes just a couple of weeks before the two men from Glenswilly take on Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.But the pair say that while their venture into the business world is exciting, all their efforts will first be put into overthrowing the Dubs at GAA headquarters. Donegal captain Murphy, 25, said he simply couldn’t allow the opportunity of opening up his own sports shop to pass him by.“Running a sports shop is something that I always had in the back of my mind, so when this opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t let it pass.“I asked Neil Gallagher to come on board as a director of the company, as I’ve known him for many years and he’s the first person I thought of when the opportunity arose.“While it’s good to be up and running, our primary focus for the moment is the All Ireland Semi Final, so we’re concentrating all of our energy and attention on that.’ And Michael’s close friend and club-mate, Neil Gallagher says the pair have already spent so much time in sports-shops buying sportgear that it’s a natural move to have one of their own!“It’s a natural fit for us and we’ve created the kind of sports’ store that we would love to shop in ourselves, focusing on excellent products, quality service and expert advice.“We’ve been planning this project for a while and have a great team in place, which means we’re free to concentrate on our training and preparation for the next game. That’s the most important thing for us at the minute.”The state-of-the-art store offers a wide range of leading brands across almost 7,000 sq feet of retail space. The shop will open its doors for the first time on Friday, 15th August at 10.00am. Customers can also shop online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieDedicated zones within the store ensure an easy to navigate, customer-centric environment. A custom-built golf section includes the northwest’s only golf simulator, giving customers access to cutting-edge technology to help improve their game. This is the perfect setting to book a golf lesson with the in-house professional.The footwear section includes a gait analysis machine to ensure each customer gets a perfectly tailored fit. The team room upstairs is a dedicated space for sporting clubs and associations to select the best gear for their needs.All the leading sports brands will be available in-store including O’Neills, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Puma, Mizuno and Canterbury together with the northwest’s only comprehensive stock of golfing brands. The golf offering includes Callaway, Ping, Taylormade, Titleist, Under Armour, Cobra, Footjoy, Clevland and Srixon.The Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure team offers specialist advice across a complete range of sporting disciplines. The shop caters for everybody, from professionals to amateurs, first timers, students, and those who simply want to be more active by getting outdoors. All sportswear can be personalised in-store while you wait. Along with the specialist advice required to get exactly the right product for their needs, customers can expect quality, convenience and value for money.The shop also features the largest trophy centre in the northwest with an extensive trophy and medal selection and an engraving service for schools, clubs and all sporting organisations. The new store will stock everything required for the upcoming big match, including jerseys, hats, flags and scarves.Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will open this Friday at Station Roundabout, Letterkenny.DONEGAL DUO SAY DUBS WILL COME BEFORE SELLING JERSEYS! was last modified: August 12th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shoplast_img read more

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Water board shifts from slow growth

first_img “The votes will now be 4-1 and I will continue to stand up for existing ratepayers and stand up for conservation and accurate water reporting,” said Plambeck, also president of the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment. “I think it’s important to speak truth to power. I’m not going to stop speaking truth because I’m in the minority.” Dore, elected to a third term, believes voters have ruled on the issue. “It indicates that regardless of how you feel about development in the Santa Clarita Valley, the voters don’t think you should lie about the water supply in order to speed up or slow down development,” she said. “The voters don’t believe there is a huge conspiracy like our opponents. The district is being run well, and should remain stable.” For Joan Dunn, it wasn’t the message that failed – she and her husband were just outspent. The Dunns jointly had $7,500, of which $5,000 was their own money, according to campaign filings. “Money buys a lot of things,” Joan Dunn said. “When you’re outspent by so much money, how does an ordinary citizen – if they want to run for office, how can they? It does make it pretty sad for the democratic system.” “I don’t really blame the voters,” Ed Dunn said. “The only way we can get our word out is door to door. We may consider a permanent Web site for the public to get information. We’re not throwing in the towel.” Gutzeit raised more than $35,000 from a mix of local businesses, builders and political groups, according to filings. Atkins and Dore said they collected more than $25,000, though neither had submitted contribution reports to the county Registrar-Recorder’s Office for the Oct. 27 pre-election deadline. Lester filed only a short form because her campaign spending was less than $1,000. Atkins, Dore and Gutzeit blanketed voters with mailers, some attacking the Dunns as obstructing schools from being built, others portrayed them in bandit masks. Meantime, Gutzeit said she had $400 worth of signs vandalized. “When someone is concerned about accurate water supply and you spent money on a mailer saying they’re stopping schools, they’re going to lose,” Plambeck said. “Instead of trying to debate issues, we get a political spin on a particular aspect.” “I hope that the candidates who won will demonstrate more integrity than in what I saw in some of their campaign literature,” Lester said. “I hope they will do what’s right for the ratepayers.” Dore dismissed charges she and others owed anyone favors. “The developers – they didn’t cast the 3,600 votes,” Dore said. “The people who live in the valley cast those votes. To me, we have the people behind us.” Gutzeit, a moderate who has support from both environmentalists and business groups, said she makes decisions based on “what is best for the district, what is best for the customer, and just what makes sense based on the facts. … I don’t think anybody on the board should vote from a predetermined position.” Joan Dunn said she will remain involved in water issues. “We’ll be watching them real close,” she said. “Ed and I will plan on going to all the meetings to represent the public. … (The public) thinks there is oversight – they don’t know they’re the oversight.” Gutzeit welcomed more input. “The environmentalists should continue to come to the water district, and continue to participate and speak to the staff,” she said. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’m looking forward to working with the other members of the Newhall County Water District,” said Atkins, naming his campaign partners and board member Randall Pfiester. “I’m looking forward to stepping in in December and making some good, sound decisions based on the facts.” He omitted board member Lynne Plambeck, who along with Joan Dunn, is critical of local water policy and has contested the accuracy of water supply estimates. These figures determine how much development the Santa Clarita Valley could support. It’s a reversal from 2003, when Gutzeit, then aligned with the newly elected Plambeck and Joan Dunn, formed a majority that sought to reform water reporting, a process believed to be skewed in favor of development. That trio in 2004 passed a resolution challenging the numbers in a regional water management plan, a move attacked by City Hall and local school districts that benefit from developer fees and infrastructure. But Gutzeit voted to rescind the resolution in April after an independent consultant determined there was enough water supply for 20 years if managed properly. Her departure, combined with Joan Dunn’s loss at the polls, leaves Plambeck the last firm voice of environmentalism and dissent on the water board. SANTA CLARITA – A trio of business-backed candidates – two of them incumbents – won the majority on the Newhall County Water District, completing the shift away from the slow-growth stance taken by the obscure but influential utility in recent years. Incumbents Maria Gutzeit and Barbara Dore, the two top vote-getters, retained their seats Tuesday on the five-member panel governing the public utility serving some 9,000 customers between Newhall and Castaic. “I’ve really enjoyed my time on the board, and wanted to keep doing it,” said Gutzeit, who won a full four-year term after she was elected to fill an abridged term in 2003. “I think in the last year, we’ve established a really good direction for the board. … We’ll probably just stick with that and hopefully it will run smoothly for the future.” Challenger B.J. Atkins, who campaigned with Gutzeit and Dore, unseated incumbent Joan Dunn to capture the third seat. She finished fourth – 1,477 votes behind Atkins. Former board member Ed Dunn, who is married to Joan Dunn, and public relations consultant Trish Lester trailed. The winners with take office Dec. 15. last_img read more

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PLANS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR AMENITIES AT FOOT OF ERRIGAL

first_imgAn artist’s impression of a possible plan for the foot of Errigal.Donegal County Council officials will met today to discuss possible improvement works at the foot of Errigal.The meeting will take place between county councillor Micheal MacGiolla Easbuig and officials dealing with Community and Enterprise.Councillor MacGiolla Easbuig said he hopes the plans will include a larger car park and better facilities for tourists and climbers alike. “Such facilities would include tap water, benches, toilet facilities and a possible very small outlet selling tea and refreshments and also providing information of the area and climb itself.“Signage on our road networks across the county directing people to the climb of Mount Errigal would also be beneficial for the area. I would also like to see included in this plan of works at the site a boardwalk from the carpark across the bog to access the mountain easier which would prevent climbers getting wet or falling while on the bogland,” he said.He added he did not wish to see this as a large development.“I believe this would only take away from the raw beauty which people are drawn to the area for. As in the artists impression you see here the works should be kept to a minimum, only providing the essentials for what is needed. I believe such a project and improvements on the site would be of huge benefit to locals and tourists alike and would attract even more tourism to the region.” He willl also be requesting a meeting with Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaetacht Joe McHugh TD to discuss this plan and indeed tourism in the area in general.“Glenveagh National Park which is only a short distance from Mount Errigal is a huge attraction for tourists from the North West area and further afield. I think it would be hugely beneficial to make the most of this attraction and do what we can to bring those who would travel to Glenveagh to make the journey that bit further west in Donegal, both to Mount Errigal and beyond to enjoy our beautiful coastline.“While it is vital that we do what we can to make the most of the tourism potential of West Donegal I don’t believe it should be tourism at any cost. We should first and foremost look at doing the most we can but with the very least amount of impact on the scenery and environment which Donegal is world renowned for.“Improving upon our areas most vital resource of tourism potential, an industry which can benefit so much of our people across the board, is something I feel we have to look at very seriously to help recover the area. Such plans will lead to the creation of sustainable employment in the region of West Donegal and with such plans we will be looking after our whole community and not just the interests of a few,” he added.PLANS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR AMENITIES AT FOOT OF ERRIGAL was last modified: September 1st, 2014 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:donegalErrigalMICHEAL MACGIOLLA EASBUIGtouristslast_img read more

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Sweet Delight: A taste of Castle Grove at Taste of Donegal 2017

first_imgThis week’s blog from Castle Grove Country House Hotel, outside Letterkenny, looks ahead to their appearance at an exciting event for food lovers.It’s been one of our busiest summers ever here at Castle Grove and as autumn draws in, there’s no sign of us slowing down! This weekend we’re off to make our debut at the ‘A Taste of Donegal’ Festival in Donegal Town.Last year’s hugely successful event was attended by almost 28, 000 people who descended on the pier to enjoy the food tasting, demonstrations and music. This year the festival taking place from Aug 25th – 27th, promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever before and so what better time for Castle Grove to join the fun?! Castle Grove Summer Strawberry Festival 2017We’ll be bringing a sweet touch to the festival with our Signature Afternoon Tea Boxes perfectly selected and packed to enjoy at the festival or bring home to enjoy with a cup of tea later. Almost as good as the real thing, the boxes give you a little sample of the beautiful pastries and desserts that make up part of the exquisite afternoon tea experience here at Castle Grove Country House.Castle Grove DessertsYou’ll find us in one of the large marquees dotting the views of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay alongside a wide range of exhibitors and food enthusiasts. A Taste of Donegal has long since established itself as the premier annual food and drink event in the North West of Ireland.Castle Grove Summer Strawberry Festival 2017So, if you’re a seasoned regular or a foodie newbie, we look forward to seeing you there soaking up the ambiance, the atmosphere and a whole host of taste sensations in the heart of Donegal Town. A little advice however – come hungry! Sweet Delight: A taste of Castle Grove at Taste of Donegal 2017 was last modified: August 18th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare 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)last_img read more

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