Closing date for entries to National Fundraising Awards

first_imgClosing date for entries to National Fundraising Awards Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 2 March 2007 | News All nominations must be received by 5pm today. Today is your last chance to nominate fundraising campaigns and individuals for the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards. Entries close at 5pm today.For the first time nominations are free of charge. You can nominate particular campaigns in categories such as best telephone campaign, best face-to-face campaign, best business-charity partnership, and most innovative fundraising campaign.You can also vote for individuals such as volunteer fundraiser of the year, best up and coming fundraiser, and the prestigious fundraiser of the year (sponsored by UK Fundraising incidentally). Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Mainland China sees imported virus cases exceed new local infections for 1st time

first_imgTopics : The number of new coronavirus cases imported into mainland China from overseas surpassed the number of locally transmitted new infections for the first time on Friday, data released by the National Health Commission showed on Saturday.Mainland China had 11 new confirmed cases on Friday, up from eight cases a day earlier, but only four of those – all in the virus epicenter of Hubei province – were locally transmitted.The other seven – including four in the financial hub of Shanghai, one in the capital Beijing and two in the northwestern province of Gansu – were all detected in travellers coming into China from overseas, specifically Italy, the United States and Saudi Arabia, according to local authorities. The numbers underscore how China, where the outbreak began in December, appears to now face a greater threat of new infections from outside its borders as it continues to slow the spread of the virus domestically.A total of 95 cases have now come into mainland China from overseas, the commission said.Hubei has now seen new infections fall for nine straight days. All four of the new cases on Friday, down from five a day earlier, were in provincial capital Wuhan.The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 3,189 as of the end of Friday, up by 13 from the previous day. All of the latest deaths were in Hubei and 10 of them were in Wuhan.To date, the flu-like virus has infected 80,824 people in mainland China, the commission said. Globally, more than 138,000 people have been infected and over 5,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements.last_img read more

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Lilly Endowment looks to help Ripley County

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – The Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) has the opportunity to receive $500,000.00 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to assist the Foundation in connecting people who care with causes that matter.This money has been made available to the Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) through the Endowment’s sixth phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.  This GIFT initiative is to help increase RCCF’s endowment which will allow the RCCF to grant more money to the people and organizations of Ripley County.The GIFT funds are divided up into two programs: 1. Unrestricted Endowment Building Program and 2. The Community Foundation Discretionary Program.  The RCCF’s unrestricted endowment is known as RCCF’s community granting endowment.  Community granting funds are those in which the RCCF Board of Directors have the responsibility to determine how the grants from these funds will best benefit the county.  A sampling of local causes which have benefited from community granting funds are: fire and EMS departments, food banks, museums, parks, youth sports, civic organizations and education.  Any donation to an existing community granting fund, or to a newly created community granting fund, shall be matched dollar for dollar.Through the Community Foundation Discretionary Program, the RCCF is matching all donations to the RCCF operating fund, to donor advised funds, to designated funds and to scholarship funds at the rate of fifty percent (50%).  Currently, the RCCF has 40 scholarships, 59 donor advised and designated endowments which have poured millions of dollars into Ripley County.Additionally, $50,000 of the GIFT VI funds are being combined with $ 50,000 of RCCF funds to support the Sally Morris Community Impact Grant.  The Sally Morris Community Impact Grant makes five $20,000 grants available to local charities to fund projects which will have a significant, positive impact on the county.  An informational meeting explaining the details of the Sally Morris Community Impact Grant shall be held on Nov. 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall.All matching opportunities are available for all eligible donations on a first-come-first-serve basis and will receive a match at the appropriate rate until all of the $ 500,000 have been committed or until March 31, 2016. The Lilly Endowment match allows individuals to substantially increase the funds available to the charity or cause of their choice and makes this the best time to start a new fund to support a specific cause or to forever memorialize a loved one. GIFT can provide donors with a 100% return on their investment.The Ripley County Community Foundation has grown exponentially over the last 17 years due to the generous support it has received from those individuals with an interest in the people of Ripley County.  Lilly Endowment Inc. understands the value a strong, viable community foundation has on local Indiana communities and has offered GIFT to build on what was started in Ripley County in 1997 with the birth of the Ripley County Community Foundation.For more information regarding this matching opportunity contact the Ripley County Community Foundation, 4 South Park Avenue, Suite 210, Batesville, telephone number (812) 933-1098 or toll free (877) 234-5220, website www.rccfonline.orglast_img read more

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Jamie Martin holding down right back position after return from leg injury

first_imgEarly in Syracuse’s game against Princeton on Oct. 1, Ryan McCarthy, the Tigers leading goal scorer, drove toward the SU defense. Defender Jamie Martin stepped up, laid her stick flat across the turf and stripped McCarthy of the ball.Taking the ball away has been Martin’s specialty, and the redshirt sophomore has proven to be a valuable addition to No. 9 Syracuse’s (10-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) back line since her return from injury. Martin excels on the defensive end of the field and her emergence has pushed Claire Webb, who played right back in Martin’s absence, forward in SU’s formation.“It’s a lot of timing. Just reading the play,” Martin said, “stepping up and locking on to your player.”Steals are not kept as an official statistic in college field hockey, but Martin dispossesses opponents frequently. She trusts her teammates to back up the play, giving her confidence to step up. More often than not, Martin’s stick locks onto the ball and strips it away from her opponent.In Martin’s first start, against then-No. 24 Rutgers, her defensive prowess was on display. At least four times, Martin foiled a Scarlet Knight run by stripping the ball on an offensive push.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s patient and she reads the pressure that’s being put on the ball in front of her and she likes a fight,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “She likes the one-v-one battle and she does really well at that.”Based on spring practices, which often featured Martin at right back, the spot on the backline next to All-Americans Roos Weers and Lies Lagerweij should have been Martin’s to start the season, Bradley said. But before Martin could make a start, a leg injury sidelined her. In practice, Martin planted hard on her left leg, hyperextending it. The eventual diagnosis was a fracture in her femur.Before Martin reclaimed her position, Claire Webb started at right back for SU. Since Martin’s return, Webb has been pushed into a midfield role, filling the hole directly in front of SU’s back line. Bradley referenced Webb playing almost every minute of conference play in the midfield last year. It’s a role that is familiar, albeit one in which Webb is a bit rusty.“I’m just kind of recalling on what I learned last year to try and help shape my role in the midfield,” Webb said. “Working with the coaches, doing video and things like that.”Martin’s recovery and Webb’s subsequent positional shift have given Syracuse a different look defensively. With Webb playing as a back-turned-midfielder and Martin’s ability to lockdown the right side, Syracuse has held some of the ACC’s top teams’ offenses in check.No. 2 Duke scored a season-low one goal against the defensive lineup Syracuse has featured since Martin’s return, as the Orange won, 2-1. The Blue Devils scored on their first shot, just 6:05 into the game, but couldn’t score on their subsequent eight shots.Martin and Webb’s roles will continue to evolve, Bradley said. But for now, Martin has done everything needed at right back.“I’m glad (Martin) stepped up,” Weers said. “She’s doing an awesome job.” Comments Published on October 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against ‘hopeless’ UEFA

first_imgGary NevilleLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to win an appeal against a two-season ban from European competition imposed by a “hopeless” UEFA.European football’s governing body announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental competition for two seasons for what UEFA said were “serious” financial fair-play breaches between 2012 and 2016.English Premier League champions City, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million), responded quickly to say they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).And former Manchester United defender Neville believes City’s legal challenge will prove successful.“I think City will beat UEFA. UEFA, I have no faith in them whatsoever,” Sky Sports pundit Neville told the broadcaster on Monday.“I think essentially they are a hopeless organisation who will just apply what would be erratic disciplinary sanctions for different things and I think City will beat them in the courts.”Neville added: “I think it will get stuck in the courts for some time, but I think City will win in the end.”Jamie Carragher, a fellow Sky broadcaster, questioned the timing of UEFA’s decision given Pep Guardiola’s City face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League later this month. “I can’t believe they are in the competition now. What would happen if City win this competition this season?,” said the former Liverpool defender.“They are the favourites for it, one of the best teams in Europe and it would make a mockery of the competition.”Carragher added: “UEFA will be desperate for Man City to get beat by Real Madrid, absolutely desperate. Can you imagine people from UEFA having to give the cup in Istanbul to a Man City player?“The first question Pep would get asked after the game is it a fake win? They will be asked questions about the merits of the club and competition. They are in the competition now and if they win it, it will almost be tainted.“I think for UEFA, they should have either took Man City out of the competition right now or left this decision until the end of the season.”******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Golf drives £3.4 billion into England’s economy

first_img9 Jul 2014 Golf drives £3.4 billion into England’s economy Golf is worth a massive £3.4 billion annually to the economy of England and employs nearly 50,000 people.The value of the game is revealed in a new report, commissioned by the England Golf Partnership and prepared by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC.It shows that one person in every 19 in England plays golf at least once a year – a total of 2.8m – and that the sport’s contribution to the economy includes:•    £1.88 billion from golf facilities, via green fees, membership fees, food and beverage, driving ranges and golf lessons•    £836m from golf equipment, with clothing accounting for £305m and clubs for £170m•    £800m in wages for almost 48,500 employees•    £442m in golf course maintenance and investment•    £108m from golf tourism•    £40m-plus to charityThe report states: “Even in difficult economic times and against a background of concerns that the game may not be being played to the extent that it once was, it is still a huge contributor to the English economy with an economic contribution of £3.4 billion.”By comparison, the Manchester United sports franchise was reported by Forbes in January 2013 to be worth £2.1 billion.  The Premier League is reportedly generating £3.4 billion from domestic broadcasting over the next three years, says the report.Roger Moreland, the EGP’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Golf is hugely important to the economy of England and has the potential to make an even greater contribution. This report shows the scale of the golf industry and underlines the importance of developing the game and growing the number of regular golfers and club members.”In total, golf’s £3.4 billion annual contribution is equal to £61 for every man, woman and child in the country. This is expected to grow as the national economy improves and is coupled with robust efforts to recruit and retain new golfers and to encourage lapsed players back into the game.In particular, the report identifies the “immense” opportunity for further growth if more women can be attracted into the game.The country currently lags behind the other main European golfing nations with its proportion of women players: in England around 14 per cent of golfers are women; in the leading European countries the figure is around 30 per cent.The report also anticipates greater revenues from tourism and real estate as the economy recovers.The England Golf Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professionals Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding.The title of the full report is:  The Economic Impact of Golf on the Economy of England.last_img read more

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Glacier gymnasts rolls out red carpet at Kootenay Zone Championships

first_imgThe Glacier Gymnastic Club was filled with young competitors as the Heritage City club played host to the 2012 Kootenay Zone Championships last weekend. Teams from Cranbrook, Penticton, Trail, Kimberley, Golden and Creston joined host Glacier club in the two-day event.In the Men’s Provincial Level 3 category Quinn Barron placed first in all events.  Noah Daigle-Arsenault placed second all round with second place finishes in Floor and Pommel Horse. Sam Fisher placed third All Around with a second place finish in Rings and Horizontal Bar.  River Murphy placed second in Parallel Bars.  Chris Lawrence-Jeffery also competed at this level placing fifth on Parallel Bars.Kaz Tahara-Edmonds and Ruedi Kelsch competed in the Men’s Provincial Level 1 Open category with Kaz earning Gold in Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar and All Around. Reudi earned gold in Floor, Rings, Parallel Bars and Silver All Around.In the Performance Plus Men’s Category Tavish Cutler earned Gold in Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver All Around. Cameron Bibby-Fox earned Gold in Horizontal Bar with Silver all round.  Sam Kitch earned Gold in Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver all round. Coda Punchard earned Gold in Vault with Silver all round.  Koa Wintraub earned Silver in Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver all round.The High School women’s Level 1 category saw Naomi Mowat-Amiet place second All Around, tying for second place in Bars with Kaya Fraser who also placed third on Vault. Samantha Garbula placed first All Around and first on Vault.  Kano Major turned in a second place finish on Vault and Beam while Trilby Buck placed first on Floor and fourth on Vault.In the Women High School Level 2 category Katie Poetsch placed second All Around with a first place finish on Beam and a second place finish on Floor.Kelly Westerop competed in the Women High School Level 3 category placing first All Around with first place finishes in all events.The Provincial Level 1 Female Tyro category saw Teagan McTague place fifth All Around with a second place finish on Floor and a tie for third on Beam.  Ashley Caponero placed sixth all around  with a fourth place finish on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 1 Novice/Open category had Maddie Sternloff taking first place All Around with a top score in Bars and a tie for first in Floor.  Miranda Boisvert placed second All Around  with a first place finish on Beam and a tie for second place on Vault with Maddie.  Elena Gustafson tied for seventh all round with Megan Poetsch. Elena placed fourth on Floor while Megan placed third on Floor.  Arianna Murphy-Steed came eight all round and tied for third on Beam with Megan Poetsch. In the Women Provincial Level 1 Argo category Versailles McGeady-Bruce placed second All Around with a first place finish on Floor and second place finishes on Bars and Beam. Gwen McCrory placed third All Around earning first on Beam.Sara Tolles and Zoe Crisfield competed in the Women Provincial Level 1 Tyro category.  Sara placed first all round with first place finishes on Beam and Vault while Zoe placed third all round with a first place finish on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 1 Pre-Argo category saw Brianne Stefani earn the Gold medal All Around with Gold awarded for Vault, Beam and Floor, and Silver for Bars. Lennox Lockhurst competed in the Women Provincial Level 1 Argo category placing third All Around with second place finishes on Beam and Floor, and third place finishes on Vault and Bars.In the Women Provincial Level 2 Open competition Julie Poetsch placed third All Around with a second place finish on Floor and third place finishes on Vault and Bars.  Rebecca Benner came sixth all round with a first place finish on Floor and a tie for fourth place on Vault.The Women Provincial Level 2 Novice category saw Bronwyn Sutherland place first All Around with first place finishes on Beam and Floor. Hailey Lothrop placed 6th All Around with a tie for third on Vault and a fourth place finish on Beam.Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery competed in the Women Provincial Level 2 Tyro category and placed first all round with first place finishes on Vault and Beam, second place on Floor and third on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 2 Argo competitors included Alexis Dyck who came second All Around finishing second on Vault and Beam and third on Bars and Floor, and Senna Moroney who came fourth all round finishing second on Bars and Floor.Elisa Clark and Sarah Quinn earned Gold medals in the Women Performance Plus category while Amreesa Bhabra, Ashlynn D’Alessandris, Brynn McTague, Cassidy Turner, Heather B riddle, Maika Houde, Ryley Thompson and Shawnessy Skea earned Silver.The Girl’s Interclub category saw all participants give stellar performances.  The participants in this category were Alexa Anast, Cadence Hergott, Jenna Horton,  Raven Sperling, Dafni VanHellemond, Ella Strongman, Fawn Herzig, Gabriella Hurst, Emma Lake, Sola VanDonselaar, Adonia Martineau, Ayla Sully, Shaelyn Forbes, Heather Potkins, Peyton Whitaker, Kate May, Eliza Jefferson, Hannah Collinson and Allysa Penner.The Women Provincial Level 3 competition resulted in Ella Keelan placing second All Around, earning a first place finish in Bars and second place on Vault, Beam and Floor.  Kylee Dyck placed third all around with a first place finish on Beam and third on Vault, Bars and Floor.last_img read more

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GAMELY STAKES QUOTES

first_imgPETER FLUOR, PART-OWNER HARD NOT TO LIKE, WINNER: “She’s our first winner. We now own two horses but only Hard Not to Like is running right now. It’s just the beginning. We got her last fall in the November sale and it’s Hard Not to Like that decision right now.“I grew up in Arcadia, went to USC and moved to Texas in 1972. My father and my partner’s (K.C. Weiner) father were horse partners and nine months ago I told K.C., ‘Let’s get some horses.’ My father was Bob Flour, who had El Rancho Murrietta.“It’s been a homecoming. It was an amazing ride by Victor. K.C. is home watching the race on TV today.“Our office address in Houston is on Buffalo Speedway Blvd. and we thought Speedway (Stables) would be better than ‘Buffalo’. Those buffalo aren’t as fast.” TYLER BAZE, BLINGISMYTHING, THIRD: “She’s a hard-trying filly. I let her get comfortable. She’s a nice filly and she gives me 100 percent; so happy with the way she ran. I didn’t think I’d be that close to the pace but when there’s only one speed horse in the race I’d hate to get stuck behind a bunch of horses and not have a chance to run.” JOE TALAMO, FANTICOLA, SECOND: “Tough beat, a real tough beat. She ran her butt off.” TRAINER QUOTES -30-             LEE VICKERS, ASSISTANT TO CHRISTOPHE CLEMENT, HARD NOT TO LIKE, WINNER: “I thought she always looked the winner, but I thought she was going to be the unluckiest loser of the day. He’s got some pair of (shorthand for male anatomy), Victor Espinoza. That was a brilliant ride, but the man’s on fire and he rode with confidence, that’s all I can say.”Pre-race instructions? “He was told to get cover, he did exactly that and he rode the race accordingly.” VICTOR ESPINOZA, HARD NOT TO LIKE, WINNER: “When she broke and crossed the dirt everyone was going a different direction so I dropped her all the way down to the rail. I was going to stay there and if it opened up, it opened.“In the stretch when I saw the rider in front of me switch his stick to his left hand I knew that normally a horse will drift out a little. I knew it was my chance and that’s how I got through on the inside.“I called Christophe and he told me to put her in the middle of the pack and to cover her up and move her to the outside if she got rank. Sometimes things can change and when she crossed the dirt and was so forward, she was doing it so easily, and was comfortable, so I left her alone.” JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Peter Fluor and K.C. Weiner, who race as Speedway Stable, LLC.last_img read more

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NEC Hands Down Verdict Today

first_imgIn ANC’s District #17 Primary DisputeWith ten days to the close of candidate nominations, authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) said they will announce the verdict on a complaint that arose from the Montserrado Electoral District #17 primary.The primary, which was expected to be conducted between aspirants George V. Curtis and Abraham Sesay on the ticket of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), was postponed due to a complaint filed to the NEC by Mr. Curtis.In his letter of complaint, Curtis said he was officially informed by the party, as a candidate of the district, that the ANC’s Montserrado primaries were to be conducted on Wednesday, June 21, at the party’s national headquarters. This resolve on the part of the party was after three other postponements without any justifiable reasons, he said.He argued in his letter that on the day of the primaries, both candidates of the District #17 primary were present, including the absolute majority (30 delegates) of the delegates eligible to vote in the primary election.Mr. Curtis’ letter said consistent with the rules governing the primary elections regarding quorum, the election should have been held, “but on the contrary the process was deferred to June 22, at 10:00 a.m. with consensus reached by both candidates.”“To my dismay, my contender did not show up for the primary election as agreed, and delegates again were present in the majority, but the party failed to conduct the process without any legitimate reason; something which sparked a commotion at which time I was manhandled by the party’s private security,” he said in his letter.An ANC insider, who spoke to our reporter yesterday, alleged that members of the executive committee had accepted an undisclosed sum of money from one of the aspirants to guarantee him victory at the primaries, a claim vehemently denied by ANC’s chair, Lafayette Gould.Meanwhile, a letter signed and dated June 30, 2017 by Jeremiah S. Swen, acting national secretary general of the party, indicated that the action of aspirant Curtis was in violation of the party’s constitution, section 23 of Article 7, which reads: “Forgery, impersonation, misrepresentation, misinformation, falsehood, and manipulation of the outcome of the meetings and exercises that are intended to produce undemocratic results that do not reflect the true intention of party members.”In addition, Mr. Swen said Rule #3 of the Code of Conduct requests that “All members of the ANC shall at all times be self-controlled in public and that they must treat persons with respect and hold themselves in high esteem. Partisans shall demonstrate the virtues of the party by staying away from all acts which are considered as public nuisances and other acts that are prohibited in the society.”One of the delegates, Scott Sammy, who spoke to the Daily Observer yesterday via mobile phone, called on members of the ANC District#17 leadership and certified delegates to participate in the pending district primary. “We wish to use this medium to complain to your honorable office (NEC) about the postponement of the party’s primary,” he said.Sammy said the primary was postponed from June 21, 2017 to June 22, 2017 with the quorum of 29 out of the 34 delegates.“Both candidates agreed to participate in the process which was expected to start at 10:00 a.m. Unfortunately only one of the candidates in the person of Hon. George V. Curtis, Sr. showed up and the primary committee, without any justifiable reason, failed to conduct the primary,” he added.He said on the same day, private security personnel of the party manhandled delegates who were speaking against the unnecessary delay of the process. This led to the destruction of properties belonging to some delegates. The party took a decision to postpone the primary for time indefinite.“We, therefore, recommend to the commission to prevail upon the party to conduct the primary between both candidates. Because of the failure on the part of the party to conduct the primary between the two candidates, we as delegates petitioned the NEC not to accept any nomination of candidate from District #17, Montserrado County by the ANC,” said Sammy.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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HEALTH & BEAUTY: THE WINNER OF OUR GARNIER GIVEAWAY IS….

first_imgTHANKS TO everyone who entered our beauty product giveaway this week.And the winner of the Garnier Giveaway is:Sinead Doherty, Finnabanes,Donegal TownSinead wins a bottle of Garnier Body Ultimate Oil and the newly launched Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur.  HEALTH & BEAUTY: THE WINNER OF OUR GARNIER GIVEAWAY IS…. was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 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:HEALTH & BEAUTY: THE WINNER OF OUR GARNIER GIVEAWAY IS….last_img read more

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