First female diocesan bishop in Church of England consecrated

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The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton, and the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, made history as the first women to be consecrated and ordained bishop in the historic heart of Anglicanism – Canterbury Cathedral.The service was celebratory from beginning to end. Opening with the rousing Wesley Hymn O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, the service continued with readings from Song of Songs and 2 Corinthians preceding the account of the encounter between Mary Magdalene and the risen Jesus from the Gospel of John.The preacher, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, reminded the congregation that the gospel depiction of Mary Magdalene was far removed from the imagination of masculine fantasy in works such as the De Vinci Code.Mary Magdalene was a significant leader in the community of Jesus, he said, and it was no accident that she was the first to speak with the risen Jesus and the first to tell the good news of his resurrection.In a sermon punctuated with pithy observation Bishop Newman called on Bishops Rachel and Sarah to make a difference in the life of the church.“I hope that women bishops will disturb us,” he said. “I hope they will challenge the conventions of the Church of England, which continues to be led and directed by too many people like me: white, male, middle-aged professionals.”Bishop Treweek is the first woman to be a Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England but she is not the first in the Anglican Communion. In Canterbury she was joined by the Rt Revd Helen-Ann Hartley, the Bishop of the Diocese of Waikato in New Zealand, and the Rt Revd Cate Waynick, the Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis in the USA.To add to the sense of history they processed alongside Bishop Barbara Harris, the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion, who was consecrated in 1989.The Diocese of Gloucester has partnership links with dioceses in South India, Sweden, Tanzania and the USA. Its link Diocese of El Camino Real in California also has a woman diocesan bishop who became the first woman bishop to preside in an English Cathedral when she visited Gloucester as part of a Continuing Indaba journey in 2010. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (2) Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Robert Horwath says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL August 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm What a grace! I know traditional Anglo-Catholics find this anathema…but how is female consecration of bishops invalid when in Catholic sacramental theology the sacred character of ordination is a mark on the SOUL not on the body…so go CofE…follow the Spirit of God as we have here in this Church…God has a way to climb over the walls of our bad theology…a theology even if it has been passed down to us from the Fathers (sic) and Doctors of the Church herself. Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

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New York construction boom fueled by immigrant workers

first_imgNew York City is experiencing an unprecedented construction boom. Spending on construction increased by 73 percent to $11.9 billion in 2013, and then spiked by 26 percent last year to $36 billion. Most of the spending is on luxury residences in Manhattan, with a big chunk of the rest devoted to Brooklyn, just across the East River. (Bloomberg, April 30)The prices for existing residences are also bubbling. A fancy, three-bedroom apartment sold this past week for $21 million. Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, a development with approximately 12,000 apartments on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, just sold this fall for $5.5 billion.Buildings on the Lower East Side which were “old law tenements” 30 years ago — with one shared toilet on each floor — now are gleaming renovations where fifth floor walk-ups go for $5,000 a month.Along with this boom of investment in luxury housing, there has been a spike in accidents and deaths — generally, according to the New York Times, among undocumented, unorganized construction workers. (Nov. 27, 2015)From July 2014 to July 2015, according to New York City’s building department, there were ten deaths. Since July, seven workers have died on the job according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.There were 342 workers injured in 314 accidents in the past fiscal year. Most of the accidents occurred in Manhattan. The next borough in most recorded accidents is Brooklyn, with the Bronx and Queens having roughly the same much smaller number.The number of accidents has increased faster than the increase in construction activity. The number of new construction permits issued in fiscal year 2014 is up only 11 percent and the number of renovations is up just 6 percent. But the number of reported accidents has more than doubled.Most of the accidents could have been prevented by following basic safety rules, having workers wear helmets and harnesses and not pushing them to ignore slippery conditions. Since, in construction, time is money made, supervisors often push workers to take dangerous shortcuts. Workers feel if they don’t do what their bosses want, they will lose their jobs. Often they are not provided with safety training.Both OSHA and the city’s Department of Buildings have inspectors. But OSHA has just 33 inspectors for the city and 66 for the state, numbers which workers’ advocates say are not nearly enough.The city has proposed hiring an additional 100 inspectors, but often they spend far more time in documenting how and why an accident occurred rather than examining job sites to prevent them.Given that a lot of construction in New York City occurs in densely populated areas, dangerous conditions on job sites also mean danger for passersby.The huge profits that capitalists are currently making in New York real estate come at the risk of workers’ lives. We need a system that will supply homes and housing for all without creating dangerous situations that could easily be avoided.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Bashing China, U.S. commits crimes against humanity

first_imgIt was announced April 7 that the Biden administration is being pressured by right-wing Republicans to either fully or partially boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, which will take place for two weeks that February. As part of the ongoing anti-China tirade that accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic during the Trump administration, these politicians are accusing China of human rights violations, specifically in the areas of the Hong Kong protests and the “forced labor” on Uyghur Muslims in cotton production.  As of now, Biden officials have stated that a boycott is not conceivable by U.S. athletes, mainly due to multibillion-dollar corporate sponsorship involved in broadcasting the Games, especially by Comcast. Another consideration is the potential medal-winning Chinese athletes who have migrated to the U.S. A boycott would not allow them to showcase their talents — or be exploited by U.S. for-profit athletic teams and corporations.  Zhao Lijian, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson from China, rejected the accusations of abuses, saying, “The politicization of sports will damage the spirit of the Olympic Charter and the interests of athletes from all countries. The international community including the U.S. Olympics Committee will not accept it.” (ESPN, April 7)  The largest imperialist countries like the U.S., Germany, France and Britain continue to seek bragging rights when it comes to winning as many gold medals as possible, compared to countries like China, People’s Korea (DPRK), Russia or other countries that once belonged to the pro-Soviet Union eastern bloc. Whether the Biden administration caves into the Republican demand, the boycott or no boycott debate will continue to be publicly argued, commanding worldwide attention. The boycott threat is intensified by the delay in holding the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, postponed last summer due to the pandemic.  The biggest human rights violatorTo be clear, the Biden administration is in complete agreement with the Republicans in their view on China. Their decision on how to proceed on China is based on tactics, not principles. Every U.S. administration, Democrat- or Republican-led, has sought to undermine, if not outright overthrow, the People’s Republic of China because of its compromised but still socialist economy.  This is the economic basis upon which the anti-communist political attacks are being spewed by both right-wing and bourgeois liberal mouthpieces, with the right wing being the most aggressive.   The protests in Hong Kong against China are not independently led but are backed by imperialist forces, especially in the U.S. and Great Britain. This is made very obvious with the flying of the pro-colonialist Union Jack and U.S. flags at every protest.  As the statement, “U.S. role in Hong Kong protests,” signed by the International Action Center June 30, 2019, explains in part: “Hong Kong is a center of world finance capital. It is deeply hostile to the social measures that have lifted hundreds of millions of people in mainland China out of extreme poverty and provided high standards of health care, education and modern infrastructure.“The forces of finance capital in Hong Kong and their allies in the U.S. and Europe want to pull Hong Kong away from China, so it can function as an economic and political outpost in the region.“This means limiting legal and political integration with China as much as possible. To this end the U.S. has provided extensive political, financial and media support for the protests.” (workers.org/2019/06/42820)Compare these pro-imperialist protests with the protests in the U.S. that are demanding justice and social change — and which are confronted with militarized police repression and brutal mass arrests.  How could any progressive person — or anyone with any knowledge of U.S. history, both past and present — take seriously the claims of human rights violations in any country when the U.S. is truly the biggest human rights violator in the world?  U.S. society riddled with class violenceEver since the 9/11 attacks almost 20 years ago, Muslims have been legally persecuted by the U.S. government and racially targeted, including mass murders in their places of worship and even on the job. Only recently, on April 15 four Sikh workers were killed by a 19-year-old white, former worker at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Ind. When have the powers-that-be in the U.S. ever cared about the rights of non-Christian religions unless it suits their interests, like now with China bashing?   Asian Americans, especially if they are women, have been targeted in the U.S. by misogynistic white male supremacists. For instance, on March 16, six Asian women working in spas near Atlanta, Ga., were fatally shot. Is this not a human rights violation?  And what about “forced labor”? The U.S. has the largest incarcerated population in the world, with 2.3 million people, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. (March 24, 2020) Many of these workers are modern-day slaves, whose labor is superexploited for pennies an hour, or no wages at all, to make profits for state-run or private-run corporations.  The deaths in these concentration camps, where poor people and people of color are incarcerated in disproportionate numbers, have increased dramatically, as prison guards are not required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or to wear masks or socially distance in these overcrowded facilities with poor ventilation. Is this not a human rights violation?  And then there is the ongoing racist war of police terror against Black and Brown people. According to the 2020 Police Violence Report, out of the 1,100 plus people killed by the police, Black people were 27% of all police killings, 35% of unarmed killings, and 36% of those killed who were unarmed and not alleged to be threatening. These deaths are clear racist human rights violations, based on the fact that Black people are only 13% of the U.S. population.In addition, 58% of all killings by police in the U.S. were traffic stops, police responses to mental health crises or situations where the person was reportedly not threatening anyone with a gun. More human rights violations! (policeviolencereport.org) No society is a utopia but with these examples alone, the U.S. occupies the top spot in the world for human rights violations, hands down.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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State security police censor English-language daily

first_img Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the action of the Sudanese state security police in banning an entire issue of the English-language Khartoum Monitor newspaper in the earlier hours of 21 May after the editor refused to withdraw a report and an editorial, and then returning the following evening to scrutinize the content of the next day’s issue.”The signing of peace accords in Sudan must not be allowed to mask what is a very difficult situation for journalists in Khartoum, where the state security police monitor and censor the privately-owned news media, and where it is now the Khartoum Monitor’s turn to receive very special treatment” the press freedom organization said.”If the Sudanese authorities want people to believe in their declared desire to restore peace and build a democracy, they must start by respecting their own laws and the treaties they have signed and that means they must stop sending the police to newspapers,” the organization said.Reporters Without Borders added: “If the international community, in its efforts to put an end to the massacres in Sudan, forgets about the country’s journalists, we would have a right to say that peace has not really been restored.”State security police went to the Khartoum Monitor’s printing press on the night of 20 May and ordered the withdrawal of a Reuters dispatch and an accompanying editorial that were to have appeared on the front page. They were about rioting on 18 May in a camp for displaced persons at Soba Aradi, south of the capital, in which six civilians including a baby and a teenager, and 14 policemen died.Fighting broke out at the camp when police tried to forcibly “relocate” its inhabitants, most of whom are from Darfur or the south, in accordance with a vast government plan to reorganise reception centres for the hundreds of thousands of refugees in Khartoum state. Refugees reportedly attacked a police station after the police fired tear gas and real bullets at them.At around 3 a.m. on 21 May, after the newspaper’s editors refused to withdraw the dispatch and editorial, the police ordered the cancellation of the entire issue. Acting editor William Ezechiel said this would result in a loss of 6 million Sudanese pounds (20,000 euros) in advertising and sales.The state security police returned to the newspaper on the evening of 21 May to examine the content of the next day’s issue, announcing that they would henceforth come every evening to ensure that no articles “cross the red line.”Reuters quoted an unnamed state security official as saying: “We follow the newspaper but there is no censorship. We talk on the telephone with them because there are some subjects which we ask them to treat responsibly.”Sudan is still under a state of emergency, with many civil liberties suspended. The Khartoum Monitor, which has consistently defended the population of the south, has already been the target of coercive measures in the past, as have many other journalists and newspapers. The Arabic-language daily Al Adwaa, for example, had to withdraw an article criticising the continuation of the state or emergency and the behaviour of the state security police from its 12 May issue. April 6, 2020 Find out more News Organisation to go further SudanAfrica March 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Newscenter_img RSF_en Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Follow the news on Sudan News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 10, 2020 Find out more May 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State security police censor English-language daily SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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Offensive against media continues with arrest of fortnightly’s editor

first_img News July 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Offensive against media continues with arrest of fortnightly’s editor November 27, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica to go further RwandaAfrica Reporters Without Borders calls on the European Union and other international donors to suspend their assistance to the Rwandan government and to stop providing financial support for the 9 August presidential election following a series of grave press freedom violations, the latest of which was a newspaper editor’s arrest last week.“How much longer will the international community continue to endorse this repressive regime?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “The international community is becoming its accomplice by supporting next month’s election, for which the preparations are being accompanied by widespread harassment and abuses. If the European Union stopped disbursing its funding, it would be clear sign of opposition to the Rwandan government’s practices.”Agnès Uwimana Nkusi, the editor of the privately-owned fortnightly Umurabyo, was arrested on 8 July and placed in pre-trial detention in Kigali’s Remera police station in connection with the publication of several stories on “sensitive” subjects. They included articles in the last two issues analysing and raising questions about the murder of Umuvugizi editor Jean-Léonard Rugambage and the attempted murder of an exiled Rwandan military officer, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa.Charged with inciting civil disobedience, insulting the president, spreading false rumours and denying the Tutsi genocide, Nkusi is expected to be brought to trial soon. Her arrest could pave the way for the fortnightly’s permanent closure.Nkusi previously received a one-year jail sentence on charges of “sectarianism” and “defamation” in 2007, serving the entire sentence. More informations .Her arrest last week follows Rugambage’s murder in June, the blocking of the Umuvugizi website, and the closure of Rwanda’s two leading independent newspapers, Umuvugizi and Umuseso, for six months. For more information about these violations .Rwanda was ranked 157th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. This was the fourth lowest ranking in Africa, above only Eritrea, Somalia and Equatorial Guinea. President Kagame has for years been on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom . Help by sharing this information Organisation Reports April 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Rwanda RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Assemblymember Holden’s Monthly Property Tax Timeline for Seniors and Tobacco Cessation Legislation Cleared on Concurrence

first_imgGovernment Assemblymember Holden’s Monthly Property Tax Timeline for Seniors and Tobacco Cessation Legislation Cleared on Concurrence Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 2:19 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Property Tax Timeline for Seniors legislation, Assembly Bill 2691, and Tobacco Cessation Legislation, Assembly Bill 1696, cleared on cleared on concurrence. The bills now await Governor Jerry Brown’s Signature.Assembly Bill 2691 will make it easier for seniors to pay their property tax through a monthly payment plan. The bill would authorize a county board of supervisors to implement a monthly property tax payment program for seniors and individuals currently collecting supplemental security income for a disability.“For individuals living on a fixed income, it can be difficult to save up for a large annual property tax expenditure,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “With the rise of new technology and online payment options, counties should be able to adopt a monthly payment program.”Assembly Bill 1696 would help California’s underserved residents quit smoking and avoid a lifetime of health problems. The bill requires tobacco cessation medications, counseling, and assessments to be covered for Medi-Cal patients. Besides the detrimental health effects, smoking takes an $18.1 billion toll on California annually, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.“Smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of the death in the United States” said Holden. “We have an opportunity to save lives and money with this bill.”“The American Heart Association is proud to co-sponsor Assembly Bill 1696 to ensure that California’s most vulnerable will be able to access tobacco cessation programs, which have been shown to greatly increase the success rate for those trying to quit using tobacco,” said Dr. Diane Sobkowicz, Board President for the Sacramento division of the American Heart Association and Director of the Women’s Heart Program at Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute. “Our state spends $3.5 billion each year treating tobacco-related diseases through Medi-Cal. Studies have shown that every $1 spent on cessation program costs results in $3 in medical savings, a return on investment that would substantially reduce our state’s tobacco-related medical expenditures.” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Growth in student numbers jumps over past decade

first_imgGrowth in student numbers jumps over past decadeOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. • The number of students in higher education has risen steadily over thepast 20 years.Expansion has been most rapid in the past decade, with an increase of253,000 between 1992 and 1998, according to the Office for National Statistics.This contrasts with a rise of 155,000 from 1982 to 1992.Much of the expansion has been seen in vocational courses offered by the newuniversities, previously known as polytechnics.Although the expansion was started under the previous government, it looksset to continue under Tony Blair.Some concern was voiced late last year when figures showed higher drop-outrates at the new universities. But academics rejected the criticism, sayingthis points to their success in attracting students from diverse backgrounds.www.statistics.gov.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

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The Carrington event not observed in most ice core nitrate records

first_imgThe Carrington Event of 1859 is considered to beamong the largest space weather events of the last 150 years. We show that only one out of 14 well-resolved ice core records from Greenland and Antarctica has a nitrate spike dated to 1859. No sharp spikes are observed in the Antarctic cores studied here. In Greenland numerous spikes are observed in the 40 years surrounding 1859, but where other chemistry was measured, all large spikes have the unequivocal signal, including co-located spikes in ammonium, formate, black carbon and vanillic acid, of biomass burning plumes. It seems certain that most spikes in an earlier core, including that claimed for 1859, are also due to biomass burning plumes, and not to solar energetic particle (SEP) events. We conclude that an event as large as the Carrington Event did not leave an observable, widespread imprint in nitrate in polarice. Nitrate spikes cannot be used to derive the statistics of SEPs.last_img read more

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Area schools closed due to ‘bombogenesis’ winter storm/blizzard/thing

first_img ×STAY HOME! Jersey City schools and most schools in our area are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. STAY HOME! Jersey City schools and most schools in our area are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. HUDSON COUNTY — Area school districts announced that they are closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, due to a predicted windy, snowy ‘bombogenesis’ that will bring high winds and 4-8 inches of snow in the area.New York City schools closed, a rare event. The following schools here in Hudson County are closed:BayonneHobokenNorth BergenSecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest New Yorkcenter_img The Hoboken Board of Education reorganization will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday as scheduled (so far).If you get great photos in your town, email them to [email protected] and put your town in the subject head. Send up to 3 (at most) as .jpg photos and let us know if you want a photo credit or link to your photography website or instagram.last_img read more

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Record Rainfall on Tuesday for Some Nearby Towns

first_imgA Tuesday night storm dumped heavy rain on Ocean City and delivered big surf on Wednesday morning.Heavy rain and a near-full-moon tide combined to flood streets and cars on Tuesday night (Aug. 12).A round of storms moved across the region as high tide hit the flood-prone bay side of Ocean City at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday. The tide was exceptionally high just two days after Sunday’s full moon, and water covered storm drain outfall pipes.Atlantic City recorded 4.41 inches of rain, which exceeded the previous highest total for the date (Aug. 12) by more than one inch. It also was the 20th wettest single calendar day in Atlantic City history, dating back to 1874. The wettest single day there was 11.10 inches on August 20, 1997, according to the National Weather Service bureau in Mount Holly.Millville’s 8.92 inches of rain was the second largest single day total in their history, but records there date back only to 1947.Rainfall totals reported to the NWS in southern New Jersey showed a wide mix of precipitation:Estell Manor: 6.17 inchesAtlantic City International Airport: 5.58 inchesMargate: 2.54 inchesSomers Point: 2.40 inchesWoodbine: 2.68 inchesThe National Weather Service did not record or post a rainfall total for Ocean City.With light offshore winds grooming a choppy wind swell from the storm, surfers enjoyed ideal conditions on Wednesday morning.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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