Burrowes tops Liguanea Open Squash

first_imgTournament favourite Bruce Burrowes rallied from a game down to win the 2015 Liguanea Open Squash Tournament, which was played at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston over the weekend.As Jamaica’s number three, Burrowes was the highest-ranked of the tournament’s 56 entrants. However, the senior national team player could take nothing for granted as the competition’s handicap structure gave every player a chance to win the title.In the final, Burrowes went head-to-head with All Jamaica Under 17 champion Tahjia Lumley, who created the tournament’s biggest upset when he eliminated defending champion Ashante Smith in the semi-finals.The in-form junior seemed set to cause more trouble when he won the first game. However, Burrowes broke even after winning a closely contested second game and went on to seal the deal 15-21, 21-20, 21-18, 21-18.”I knew it wasn’t going to be a walkover because Tahjia is a fighter, but once I shook off losing the first game, I just settled down and focused on playing each point, and I came out ahead,” said Burrowes.Burrowes and Lumley won one year and six month’s membership at the Liguanea Club, respectively. The membership allows them access to the club’s extensive sports, lifestyle and wellness facilities, including the gym, full-service spa, tennis and squash courts as well as the dining rooms and members’ lounge.Third place went to Mario O’Connor, and the Don Williams Award for sportsmanship went to veteran Ray Binnie.last_img read more

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Only 8 teams advance to quarterfinals as PBA tweaks format for PH Cup

first_imgPhilippine Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEvery game matters, especially for the upcoming 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.From the usual 10 slots in the past All-Filipino conferences, only the top eight teams will progress to the quarterfinals this time, making every assignment all the more important.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The full schedule was released by the league on Friday.The squads will still go through a single-round elimination, with the top two finishers claiming twice-to-beat advantages against the seventh and eighth teams in their quarterfinal duels. The middle teams, meanwhile, will engage in a best-of-three series with the winners progressing to the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe semifinals and the Finals will still be played in a best-of-7 series.Five out-of-town venues have also been scheduled, with the league holding Saturday playdates in Ilo-ilo City, Legazpi in Albay, Calasiao in Pangasinan, Dumaguete City, and Cagayan de Oro City. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LeBron’s stats ‘probably ahead’ of Michael Jordan’s, says Scottie Pippen Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mall of Asia Arena, and Ynares Center in Antipolo will still serve as the main venues for the season opener of 43rd season, with Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan and Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay also hosting a handful of games.The Christmas games between GlobalPort and NLEX and the Manila Clasico tussle between Ginebra and Magnolia will be held at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The 43rd PBA season opens this Sunday at the Big Dome, where defending champion San Miguel opens its four-peat bid against retooled Phoenix at 6:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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WAEC Cancels 500 Candidates’ Results

first_imgThe greatest challenge of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), particularly in Liberia, has remained the herculean task of conducting hitch-free examinations void of malpractices.The challenge arises from any act or behavior by either the examiners or the candidates which is not in accordance with acceptable standards.  WAEC also aims to discourage any act or behavior that is damaging to the efficient conduct of the Council’s business, or tends to bring the Council into public disrepute. Owing to such malpractices, the Head of National Office (HNO) in Monrovia, John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., has annulled results for 539 candidates.  At the same time, the HNO is investigating 33 schools for ‘collusion’ during the conduct of the June/ May administered exams. The exams were administered to the 27,651 12th graders and the 31,927 9th graders, respectively, across the country. At a press conference over the weekend at WAEC’s head offices in Congo Town, Monrovia, Mr. Gayvolor, admitted that in spite of several pre-emptive measures put in place, exam malpractices surfaced at some of the testing centers. “Most of these malpractices were master-minded or perpetrated by some hired test supervisors, proctors/investigators, candidates, examiners and even school authorities to say the least,” Mr. Gayvolor disclosed. He said that during the marking of the May/June exam scripts, examiners reported that candidates from 33 senior high schools were involved in collusion (same test writing and or answer) when the tests were being administered. Of the 33 senior high schools involved, 17 were Montserrado County-based high schools, with Margibi recording 11, Grand Gedeh one, Grand Kru two, and Nimba County one. Mr. Gayvolor further disclosed that, “four hundred and sixty-two senior and fifty-nine junior high school candidates were involved in some form of examination malpractices, while 18 candidates were also involved in malpractices in the administration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).” As such, Mr. Gayvolor has announced the annulment of the entire results for those candidates.   The decision which was arrived at by the Liberia Examinations Committee at its 38th meeting held on Friday, November 21, 2014. Mr. Gayvolor also disclosed that one test supervisor (not named) was found guilty of extorting money from some junior high school candidates for the purpose of assisting the candidates to have undue advantage in the exams. Authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE) have dismissed the supervisor, who was described as a principal of a public school, while an examiner was arrested and reportedly sent to court for attempting to solicit money from a school authority in order to assist his candidates. Immediately upon the discovery of the act, Mr. Gayvolor said, the principal of the school instantly alerted WAEC.  Subsequently the examiner was arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police who immediately sent the accused to court. The matter is pending before court.Unreliable Assessment ScoresMr. Gayvolor explained that grades submitted by some schools for the three-year period (7th, 8th, and 9th for Junior high and 10th, 11th and 12th grades for senior high) are referred to as the “Continuous Assessment Scores (CASS). These grades, after being subjected to statistical analysis, form an integral part of the overall performance of the candidates on the examination. “Unfortunately,” Mr. Gayvolor said, “some school authorities submitted unreliable CASS such as 88% for all the candidates during the three-year period.”Ten senior high schools submitted uninformed grades or unreliable CASS for the candidates as continuous assessment scores, he said. “As a result of this, the entire outcomes for the 258 candidates with 226 in Montserrado County School System and 10 and 22 each in  Lofa and Margibi counties are unreliable CASS. “In this manner, each of the school authorities involved is being found guilty by WAEC Board of Inquiry for “unprofessional academic behavior,” said Mr. Gayvolor.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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City hosts MEND open house, promoting healthy lifestyles for families

first_imgMEND promotes a 5-2-1-0 lifestyle — five fruits or vegetables, two hours maximum of screen time, one hour of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks per day.The open house will be at the Pomeroy Sports Centre on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. Hoping to engage more families, the City will be hosting an open house next Tuesday to educate families about the MEND Program.MEND (Short for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) is a program that promotes healthy eating and exercise for children and families. This open house will do that by means of teaching families to make healthier food choices, read food labels, understand fats and sugars, tell the difference between unrefined and refined foods, and how to prepare a healthy balanced meal.The program, which was first launched in the U.K., has been running in many other communities — and was set to launch here in October, but was cancelled due to low numbers.- Advertisement -The first session was postponed to January, and the City is hoping to see a rise in attendance there.“We’re looking to get the word out there a little bit more, allow people to come in a learn more about the program,” said City of Fort St. John Recreation Programmer Ryan Harvey, noting that the first session seems to always have a lower turnout than expected.Program organizers have also been meeting with school principals, doctors, and other specialists to spread the word and get the community involved.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Upper Hill edge out Kakamega to storm final

first_img0Shares0000Upper Hill edged out Kakamega High 4-3 on penalties to reach the final.PHOTO/courtesyNYERI, Kenya July 7- Nairobi’s Upper Hill stormed to the final of the boy’s football in the ongoing Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association Term 2B Games after edging out the Green Commandos of Kakamega High 4-3 on post-match penalties at the Nyeri Primary School on Friday.The entertaining match ended in a barren draw after extra time to force for the shoot outs that went in favour of Upper Hill, the 2013 champions who will face former champions St. Anthony’s in the decider after the Kitale based side St. Anthony’s eliminated Kathungi 1-0 in the other semi-final. Upper Hill, who are the Metropolitan champions, qualified for their first final in four years and have to thank their goal keeper Duncan Okinyi for saving three spot-kicks from Henry Juma, Boniface Ooko and Joshua Otieno.Upper Hill edged out Kakamega High 4-3 on penalties to reach the final.PHOTO/John GathuaHis counterpart Job Ochieng from Kakamega High stopped two from Finly Osoro and Thomas Nganda.Upper Hill’s Daglas Mokaya, Peter Oudu, Tom Oluoch and Peter Oyier converted their kicks while Alpha Chris, Ronald Sichenje and Yusuf Maingi scored for the Green Commandos.St Anthony’s solitary goal came through two minutes to added time with Silas Ogana scoring the all important goal to see the 2017 boys final have a mouth watering clash when they face Upper Hill.-Girl’s Final-In the girl’s category, Ibinzo from Western will take on Rift Valley Champions Wiyeeta in the final after beating Kobala from Nyanza 2-0 with their goals coming from Cynthia Shilwatso and Mary Ayeta.Wiyeeta registered a similar score line against Jabini where Gentrin Shikangwa found the back of the net twice in the 6th and 9th minutes.Kwanthanze will face Cheptil in the girls volleyball final. PHOTO/courtesyThe girls volleyball final will be a cracker where former champions Kwanthanze from Machakos battle it out with Cheptil.Kwanthanze thrashed Soweto by straight sets while Cheptil knocked out Lugulu by a similar score line.In boy’s volleyball semi-final, Malava beat Cheptil by straight sets to book a final date with Sengera who beat debutants Kangundo 3-1.-By John Gathua0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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THE FINAL INSULT: COMPANY WHICH CLOSED OATFIELD’S BOASTS OF NEW JOBS IN ENGLAND

first_imgDONEGAL’S famous Oatfield sweets will be produced in the UK from next month, creating new jobs over there, the owners have boasted.And the owners of the Oatfield brand – which had a turnover of €20M last year – is now turning over its remaining workers in Letterkenny.They have been offered just TWO WEEKS redundancy for each year worked with the sweet factory – one week less than colleagues who left in recent years. This week the remaining staff posed for poignant pictures as the last Emeralds rolled off the production line.Plant owners Donegal Creameries and operators Zed Candy will share in a €5M windfall by selling the site in Letterkenny to German supermarket giant Lidl.Zed Candy boss Garry Lawlor boasted to journalists in Kettering, England, that his company would be investing in its plant there.And he promised new jobs in the town – although the final number wasn’t announced. As politicians here mourn the demise of Oatfield’s after 85 years, politicians over there are delighted.The leader of East Northamptonshire Council Steve North enthused: “We wish Zed Candy sweet success in the future.“We are always pleased when a business comes here and creates new jobs.” THE FINAL INSULT: COMPANY WHICH CLOSED OATFIELD’S BOASTS OF NEW JOBS IN ENGLAND was last modified: May 10th, 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:THE FINAL INSULT: COMPANY WHICH CLOSED OATFIELD’S BOASTS OF NEW JOBS IN ENGLANDlast_img read more

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GOLF: HISTORIC ALL-IRELAND WIN FOR ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB

first_imgRosapenna claimed the first national title in the club’s 117-year history with a dramatic victory over Dromoland Golf Club in the Spanish Tourist Board sponsored All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes at Clontarf Golf Club last Friday the 7th of September.The famous victory came after Rosapenna claimed the Ulster title against Mannan Castle just one week previous. The decisive blow came at the 21st in the first match, where Con Boyce and Suzanne Gallagher scored a winning par four to a bogey five by Mark Reynolds and Maria Nolan to seal a 3.5-1.5 victory over the Co. Clare side.The foundation of Rosapenna’s victory in the final was laid in the final two matches, where Enda Kennedy and Dympna Kelly beat Nicholas Duggan and Angela White by 3 & 2 before Marty McDermott & Orla Lenny beat Mark Hogan and Yvonne Shanahan 4 & 3.Dromoland scored a win of their own when Tony Cleary and Dorothea Madden beat Pat and Kit Boyce by 2 & 1 in the second match out, leaving the title to hinging on the result of the other two matches.The other two matches, however, saw nothing between the sides and both finished all square after 18 holes. Boyce and Gallagher for Rosapenna eventually came out on top on the 21st while the other game between Rosapenna’s Frank Casey Jnr and Terri McBride and Dromoland’s Declan O’Leary and Mary Arthur were still all square on the 19th hole and looking like going down the 20th before being called in to join the joyous celebrations in front of the Clontarf clubhouse as Rosapenna had clinched their first All Ireland title.Rosapenna team captain Peter Smyth was understandably delighted with his team’s performance. Indeed, so careful was he not to tempt fate that no accommodation arrangements were made for his team after they accounted for Rathfarnham by four matches to one in Thursday’s semi-final with Enda Kennedy & Dympna Kelly out first winning 3&2, Pat & Kit Boyce out second winning 2&1 and Con Boyce & Suzanne Gallagher out fourth winning 6&4 while Frank Casey Jnr & Terri McBride out third were all square on the Par 4 16th and Marty McDermot & Orla Lenny out last were one up on the Par 4 14th hole when called in.“We came up in hope more than anything else,” Smyth explained.“We had a problem getting accommodation on Thursday night because we didn’t expect to be in the final on Friday and to come out and win is absolutely unbelievable.”The Irish Mixed is Rosapenna’s first title, either at provincial or national level, a staggering fact considering the club was founded is almost as old as the GUI itself, founded in 1895. This was the 41st staging of the event with Rosapenna becoming the 38th different club to win it and just the 10th club from Ulster after City of Derry claimed the 2011 event.Team captain Smyth added: “It’s history because it’s our first time to win an Ulster title and our first time to win an All Ireland title. I’m just so happy for the players, the team, the club, Frank Casey and everybody associated with Rosapenna. It’s absolutely amazing. “They are a great group to work with. From the day we qualified at home on the Old Tom Morris Links we dropped four of our  men and took the four low men in and it seemed to work. Our strategy was low men, and high women and it worked. The men helped to keep the women’s feet on the ground and the only advice I gave the men was don’t be getting your women into trouble.“I skirted around everybody. I kept everybody advised of what the scores were in each match and if their heads were dropping at any stage I just said get your head up and it worked for the most part.”All the players who competed on Thursday & Friday would like to pay a special thanks to the team captains Bernadette North & Peter Smyth for the dedication to the team all summer and to all the support from other club members & family in Dublin on both Thursday & Friday, it was great to see the friendly faces in the crowd particularly on Thursday when we faced Rathfarnham G.C in the semi final who had huge support as they were a local club.And to all the members who joined the huge cavalcade from Cranford and all those who were present at the home coming on Friday night at the Pavilion and to everyone who organised the bomb fires and fireworks, it was very much appreciated and a great day for Rosapenna Golf Club which will be long remembered. Sponsored by the Spanish Tourist Board but started in 1972 as a competition between clubs in Connacht and Leinster, the Irish Mixed Foursomes has evolved into a National event, and is now in its 40th year as Ireland’s only Mixed event at adult level. With entries exceeding 325 clubs each year, there is immense competition within clubs to secure a place on the club Mixed team.Club panels generally include up to 12 men, and 12 women, all competing for a place on the ten-person team, made up of five pairings.This means at the start of each season there are almost 8,000 men and women involved in the Irish Mixed Foursomes hoping to reach the National Finals.Winning a blue Ulster pennant and an All Ireland green pennant within 7 days is a huge achievement for any golf club.Well done to all the players who have shown great dedication to the team and the golf club with the many practice rounds and travelling all over Ulster for matches and to Dublin for the finals, the gold medals/brooches are very well deserved!GOLF: HISTORIC ALL-IRELAND WIN FOR ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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:all-irelandROSAPENNA GOLF CLUBlast_img read more

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Penn St., Alabama surge up polls

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Alabama’s move came after a 31-3 rout of Florida in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Gators dropped eight spots to No. 13 after their first loss under Urban Meyer. Penn State gets its chance to make a big jump next Saturday, when Ohio State comes to Happy Valley. No. 8 Tennessee, Miami and California round out the top 10. In the USA Today coaches’ poll, the top three are USC, Texas and Virginia Tech. Georgia is No. 4 and Florida State is No. 5. Power numbers down throughout baseball — Penn State is back and Alabama is moving up in The Associated Press Top 25. The 16th-ranked Nittany Lions moved into the rankings Sunday for the first time since the final media poll of the 2002 season. The Crimson Tide jumped eight places to No. 7, its highest ranking since being third in the Sept. 3, 2000 poll. The top three spots were unchanged. USC, with 24 consecutive polls at No. 1, again received 59 first-place votes and the other six went to No. 2 Texas. Virginia Tech is No. 3 and Florida State is up to No. 4 with Georgia at No. 5 and Ohio State at No. 6. Penn State and coach Joe Paterno, coming off four losing seasons in the last five years, leapt into the rankings with a 44-14 win at State College, Pa., on Saturday over then-No. 18 Minnesota. The loss knocked the Gophers out of the rankings. center_img NEW YORK — Major league power numbers dropped in 2005, the first season in which players were suspended after their first positive test for steroids. An average of 2.06 home runs per game were hit, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, down 8 percent from 2.25 last year. The average was well below the record 2.34 in 2000 and had not been that low since 1997, when it was 2.05. Nine players hit 40 or more homers to match last year’s total but below the record 16 in 2000. There were 27 who hit 30 or more, the fewest since there were 21 in 1995 and almost half the record total of 47 in 2000. Just 27 players had 100 or more RBIs, the fewest since there were 19 in 1995 and less than half the record 59 in 1999. Gene Orza, the chief operating officer of the players’ association, said drawing a link between drug testing and the home run average was an oversimplification. He pointed out the level approximately was the same as the 2.09 average for 2002. Nine players, including Baltimore star Rafael Palmeiro, tested positive for steroids this season and were suspended 10 days each. Astros sign Biggio to one-year deal HOUSTON — The Houston Astros reached the playoffs again Sunday, then made sure Craig Biggio would be back for another season. Amid the champagne celebration in the clubhouse after clinching the wild card with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the Astros announced a one-year, $4 million contract extension for Biggio through 2006, which will be his 19th season — all in Houston. Biggio hit .264 with a career-high 26 home runs and 69 RBIs this season. On Saturday, he hit the first pitch for his league-record 44th leadoff homer, and on Sunday he hit Greg Maddux‘s second pitch for a double. Biggio would like to end his career in Houston, but isn’t saying if 2006 — when he will be 40 years old — will be his last season. Houston made the playoffs for the ninth time, and this will be Biggio’s sixth trip to the postseason. He was a first-round draft pick in 1987 and made his major league debut the following year. Notable SOCCER: Mexico won its first Under 17 World Championship on Sunday by beating Brazil 3-0 in goals by Carlos Vela, Omar Esparza and Ever Guzman. TENNIS: Jonas Bjorkman defeated third-seeded Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (4) Sunday to win the inaugural Vietnam Open for his first ATP title since 2002. — From staff, wire reports 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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DDTV – WATCH THE FOUR MINUTE MILE BEING BROKEN IN DONEGAL FOR THE FIRST TIME!

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club put on a superb afternoon’s entertainment on Sunday with their Four Minute Mile Challenge event.As well as breaking the four minute mile, there were numerous other track record broken on the day. Also on display were local favourites Mark English and Danny Mooney.Many thanks to Donegal TV for the video.Simply click to play.DDTV – WATCH THE FOUR MINUTE MILE BEING BROKEN IN DONEGAL FOR THE FIRST TIME! was last modified: July 14th, 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:Danny McDaidDDTVdonegalFour Minute MileLetterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

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Geocaching Quick Quiz: Geocache or Log?

first_imgDid you guess right?For a look behind the scenes at more creative geocache containers and ideas, visit Shop Geocaching and check out the Creative Geocaches video below. What is the most camouflaged geocache container you’ve come across? Tell us about it in the comments.Share with your Friends:More To reveal the answers…Just.Scroll.Down.… It’s a question geocachers face almost everyday on the geocaching trail, is that a geocache or log? Check out the image below of three logs and a stick. Do you best geocaching detective work. Can you crack the case?Logs or geocaches?? You’re.Almost.There.The answers revealed! Are you a geocaching cache detecting superstar? SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Quick Quiz: Name that LingoNovember 14, 2013In “7 Souvenirs of August”A Geocaching Beginner’s Guide – Geocache Container PicturesJanuary 26, 2013In “Française”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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