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Higuaín would give way to Icardi, Harry Kane or Gabriel Jesús

first_imgtwenty-one Gonzalo Higuaín could be living his last months at Juventus. The Argentine striker, according to Tuttosport, I would be evaluating a return to River Plate that compares with Tevez’s departure directly from Turin to Boca Juniors.Juventus welcomes the departure of Pipita, who charges 13 million euros gross and whose goalscoring figures no longer reach those of the past, when he arrived from Naples. This campaign has 34 games and eight goals. The Turin newspaper adds, that with the departure of Brest, the bianconeri club will free up a significant gap in their salary bill to go for one of the most sought-after strikers in the European market. Tuttosport puts Harry Kane (Tottenham), Mauro Icardi (PSG), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) and even Valencian Ferran Torres in the spotlight.If produced, Higuaín would return to River thirteen years later. The tip went up to the first team in 2004 and in 2007, Real Madrid paid 12 million euros to start their journey in Europe where he has already passed through Naples and Juventus, which has yielded him twice: to Milan and Chelsea. The Argentine was capocannionere del Calcio on 15/16 with 36 goals and he has a quite complete record in which he still resists the Champions League and some title with the selection.last_img read more

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Petersfield surprise Cornwall

first_imgWestern Bureau:Maliki Reid’s hat-trick led Petersfield to a surprise 4-3 victory over 10-man Cornwall College at the Frome Sports complex yesterday.The win secured Peterfield’s spot among the eight daCosta Cup Interzone winners in the FLOW Super Cup and eliminated Cornwall.Over at Jarrett Park, Rusea’s found renewed hope with a 7-1 lopsided victory over Herbert Morrison to join Petersfield in the next round of the daCosta Cup.It was a splendid display from the Westmoreland-based Petersfield, who earned their first ever win over Cornwall College in the daCosta Cup.Reid struck the opener in the seventh minute, then added his team’s second in the 12th and completed his hat-trick in the 34th minute.Cornwall, who were behind the eight- ball even before kick-off after arriving 20 minutes late for the 3 p.m. start, found some solace in attack when Peter-Lee Vassell found the net in the 22nd minute to cut the lead in half at 2-1.Reasonable leadBut a 3-1 deficit at half-time was always going to prove a challenge in the slippery underfoot conditions at the venue.Eight minutes into the second half, Donovon Brown struck a sweet free kick with venom into the Cornwall goal from 35 yards out to push his team into a 4-1 lead.Cornwall then got 59th-minute goal from Giovanni Reid, but then received a severe setback. Stephen Hylton, a key Cornwall College defender, was shown a straight red card in the 83rd minute for stomping on a Petersfield player.Playing a man short, however, Cornwall showed some amount of determination to reduce the deficit. Alrick Ottey this time netted in the 93rd minute, but it was a little too late to save their season.”We finally get one over Cornwall, and it is sweet,” said Petersfield’s assistant coach Dwayne Forrester.”The finishing was great today. We conceded three but managed to outscore them and earn a place in the Super Cup. Reaching the last 16 of the daCosta Cup is more important, but we will take it one game at a time,” he declared.Teams that have already qualified for the FLOW Super Cup as zone winners are Petersfield, St Elizabeth Technical, Clarendon College, Lacovia, Port Antonio, Vere Technical and Glenmuir.Yesterday’s resultsSTETHS 8 DeCarteret 0Annotto Bay 1 Fair Prospect 2Glenmuir 1 Seaforth 1Petersfield 4 Cornwall College 3Port Antonio 3 Brown’s Town 0Rusea’s 7 Herbert Morrison 1Clarendon College 0 Munro 0Manchester 1 Spalding 0Marcus Garvey 2 Lacovia 1Paul Bogle 4 Denbigh 0Dinthill 11 Islington 0Spot Valley 0 Manning’s 5Vere Tech 2 Ewarton 0Alston 0 Lennon 4Bog Walk 0 Kemps Hill 1last_img read more

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Russell aiming to set a high bar, rich legacy

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC): Global trotting Twenty20 superstar Andre Russell says his ultimate goal is to create a rich legacy in cricket’s shortest format by setting the bar as high as he possibly can. The West Indies all-rounder was speaking in a post-match interview after a small but impressive cameo with the bat and brilliant death bowling that spurred Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to an exciting seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. Russell lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three and crippled Kings XI run chase with a fiery opening spell that reduced them to 13 for three in the fourth over. “This is what I really work hard for. I am an all-rounder. I know my job is not very easy. My job is very hard,” said the Jamaican cricketer. “So I don’t have a problem batting until the end then coming and bowl the first over of the innings and bowl the last over. I don’t mind doing it.” Russell, who started his innings in the 17th over, belted a four and a six in a 27-run third wicket partnership and returned to capture four wickets for 20 runs from his four overs. With Kings XI needing 12 runs from the final over, Man-of-the- Match Russell conceded just four runs and also effected a run-out and grabbed his fourth wicket. “I think as a youngster part of my legacy I plan to leave behind, I want to set the bar as high as possible. So I love these challenges,” said Russell, a member of the West Indies team that defeated England in the finals to regain the T20 World Cup recently. “I enjoy bowling in this moment where you know it is either I can win the game for my team, or if it goes the other way, I learn from it and take a positive from it knowing next time what can I do different. So I enjoy the load and I just want to go from strength to strength.” With the victory, KKR joined new boys Gujarat Lions on 12 points but topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate.last_img read more

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Tenorio admits Ginebra ‘step slower’ in Game 1 as fatigue takes its toll

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot that he’s using anything as an excuse, but LA Tenorio admitted fatigue has gotten the better of Ginebra after playing its fourth game in a week on Saturday.“I don’t want to make an excuse, but I think the fatigue factor is already there,” he said on the heels of Ginebra’s 90-102 Game 1 defeat to San Miguel in the curtain-raiser of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson After surviving a triple-overtime duel against Rain or Shine to end the eliminations and secure the fourth-seed last Friday, the Gin Kings had to go through another set of tough games against the Elasto Painters in the quarterfinals before taking on the top-seed Beermen on Friday.Tenorio believes that those grindout games all contributed to Ginebra’s lackluster play in the semis opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Physically, our effort is there. Of course, when we’re playing, we want to give our best effort, but we’re one step slow in this game and they’re really on fire. Execution-wise, they were really on-point, from the first group to second group, even up to the third group. They’re really active coming into this game,” he said.The Beermen had their way on offense, shooting 50-percent from the field while also being the more aggressive team on the break, outscoring the Gin Kings, 23-11 in fastbreak points. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Ginebra also gobbled the ball up 25 times, which led to 22 easy points for San Miguel.Despite the loss, Tenorio is confident the Gin Kings will be more than prepared in Game 2 on Sunday as they avoid a dangerous 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.“Fatigue factor will not be an excuse again next game for us. Definitely, we’ll be ready for the next game,” he said. “Good news is this is a best-of-seven. It would be nice if we got Game 1 coming off three hard games, but again, me personally I’ve played 56, 39 and 39 minutes for the past three games. I’m not saying that I’m making an excuse, but maybe mentally, we’re not down and we’re just one step slower in this game.”He knows they can’t afford to lag behind the Beermen again for the rest of the way.“It just so happened that San Miguel is complete and they’re really strong team. That’s why they’re the defending champions for the last three years. So we just have to be ready and we can’t afford to make mistakes every possession.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano RELATED VIDEO.@LA_Tenorio says that fatigue finally got the better of @barangayginebra in Game 1. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/vXLpWEnYwm— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 9, 2018 LeBron James focused on task at hand, not free agency Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Carlo Peñalosa takes home another KO victory

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Congratulations to Dave. I’m very happy because we both won tonight,” he said.The 25-year-old Carlo landed a vicious body shot that ended the fight at the 2:22 mark of the third round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNot known for his knockout power, Carlo showed his punching power cannot be underestimated after racking up his fourth straight win via stoppage.His record now stands at 14-1, with seven knockouts. Dave Peñalosa stops Mexican bet in 4 rounds for WBO Oriental featherweight crown Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales02:44Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carlo Peñalosa. Photo by Mark GiongcoAfter watching his cousin Dave show out with a fourth-round stoppage to win the WBO Oriental featherweight title, flyweight prospect Carlo Caesar Peñalosa knew he had to make it a double celebration.Carlo wound up earning his own knockout victory, outclassing Watana Phenbaan of Thailand in three rounds in the undercard of ESPN5’s fight card in association with GerryPens Promotions Saturday night at Skydome in SM North Edsa, Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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President Weah Was Right To Commission a GAC Forensic Audit on the PIT &…

first_imgThis newspaper’s attention is drawn to the flurry of public concerns about accountability raised in the wake of President Weah’s announcement of a GAC commissioned forensic audit to further probe the findings arrived at by the Presidential Investigating Team (PIT) and the Kroll Associates on the alleged 16 billion LD said to have disappeared into thin air, and the US$25 million infusion exercise intended to mop-up excess liquidity.This newspaper having examined the arguments on both sides of the divide is inclined to believe that President Weah did not make a mistake. He was in fact right for commissioning a forensic audit.This is because, in the view of the Daily Observer, both teams only conducted investigations whose findings are not in themselves sufficient to proceed with prosecution.This is why a forensic audit becomes a necessary requirement in order to establish the full extent of whatever transgressions of the law or diversions from established policies did occur. This, when done, will raise and enhance prospects for successful prosecution of the case against the defendants.Further to this, a forensic audit will clearly affirm and establish the fact that the decision made to have the Swedish based Crane Currency print new Liberian dollar banknotes was done prior to the ascendancy of George Weah to power.It will also establish the fact that the decision was not made during the tenure of former Governor Joseph Mills Jones as is being speculated in some quarters. Reliable sources suggest that Mills Jones’ successor, Milton Weeks, was virtually arm-twisted by former President Sirleaf into having the Crane Currency print the banknotes.Further according to sources, former President Sirleaf’s close confidante and advisor Steve Cashin was the main driver behind the push to have Crane Currency print the banknotes as opposed to traditional printer De La rue of France. Former CBL Governor Mills Jones is said to have strongly opposed the deal with Crane and placed it on hold until he left office.Against the backdrop of information now filtering into this newspaper, the deal was consummated after Jones left office and, it appears, more likely than not that Steve Cashim landed a hefty commission for securing the deal for Crane. Whatever the case may be, it is clear from both reports (Kroll and PIT) that there were transgressions of the PPCC law by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in the award of the printing contract.And there are questions from an anxious public wanting to know just why or how come former President Sirleaf, under whose watch the banknotes were being printed, did not care to know to important details such as amount and value of banknotes being printed and brought into the country as well the amount of legacy notes due to be removed from circulation.Sources say the amount of printed banknotes involved was just too large a sum to have  gone unnoticed by President Sirleaf, especially given her background and experience as Finance Minister, World Bank official and President in a country where every expenditure above US$10,000 has to be approved by Presidential warrant.Details from the PIT report say CBL officials were remiss in the discharge of their duties which, according to the indictment drawn against CBL officials, included criminally doctoring/fixing reports understating the full  and actual amount printed and received by the CBL which according to state prosecutors are in violation of the laws of Liberia.The introduction of Liberian five-dollar banknotes into circulation was initially done in late 1980 during the reign of President Samuel K. Doe. During the civil crisis the five-dollar banknote, then known as the “JJ. Roberts”, was changed by the Sawyer led Interim government in 1991 and the printing of the Liberty banknotes was contracted to De La Rue of France, the leading printer of banknotes world-wide.According to Wikipedia, on 29 March 2000, the Central Bank of Liberia introduced a new “unified” currency, which was exchanged at par for “J. J.” notes and at a ratio of 1:2 for “Liberty” notes. The new banknotes each featured a portrait of a former president. These notes remain in current use, although they underwent a minor redesign in 2003, with new dates, signatures, and the CENTRAL BANK OF LIBERIA banner on the back.It is those banknotes, referred to as the Legacy notes, that the newly printed banknotes were intended to replace. The experience however shows that while the newly printed banknotes were put in circulation, the Legacy notes were never withdrawn as declared. And even though a large percentage of the Legacy notes were mutilated, they are, for unexplained reasons, still in circulation today.In all fairness, President Weah has held the mantle of authority for only a little over one year. All the “mess” was created prior to his ascendancy to office. This, however, does not by any means dismiss the possibility that some of the alleged missing money was “eaten” by his officials or even by the man himself.It means that, as popular folk singer Jones Duopu says: ”Don’t blame where you fell, instead blame where you stumbled. Accordingly, the nation is urged to look a where we stumbled. From the available facts, it can be readily discerned that the problem started during the reign of President Sirleaf.According to the PIT report, Milton Weeks, when questioned whether there was written communication between President Sirleaf and the CBL informing her of the printing of L$10 billion banknotes, said although he could not confirm the written communication, there were several however discussions held over a period of time with President Sirleaf on the subject matter suggesting in other words that he had her tacit and informed consent.The forensic audit, which President Weah has commissioned, is expected to throw light on the entire affair. The problem is, President Weah made a pledge to protect President Sirleaf’s interests as his priority. Whether that still is the case will certainly remain to be seen.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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GPL suffered 25 system shutdowns in 2017 – PUC hears

first_img– introducing 80,000 smart metersAs the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) company continues to be plagued by power outages and other systemic shutdowns, the State body on Tuesday announced it will be introducing some 80,000 smart meters to improve voltage regulation. The disclosure was made at a GPL hearing before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at Cara Lodge, Georgetown. The announcement however came against the backdrop of Technical Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elwyn Marshall announcing that there were 25 outages in 2017; a number that would be placed at odds to that of many GPL customers who continue to decry the service that is offered by the power company.With the expanding housing sector, the demand for power across vast locations is increasing and with the nation’s power grid being strained, GPL disclosed a host of measures it said will reduce voltage irregularities which not only damage its feeder system but consumers’ appliances as well.“Our performance in 2017 did not meet the target set; it was not as good as we did in 2016,” Marshall admitted.He told the PUC that during last year, there were “premature defects” on three of the company’s 6.9 Megawatt generators at the Kingston plant. The Deputy CEO added that the generators are over 10 years old and noted that planned maintenance had to be done on the Wärtsillä generators.GPL explained that over the next three years, it will roll out about 80,000 smart meters which will have radio transmitting capacity to send out data. Marshall told Commissioners that the meters fall under the Power Utility Upgrade Programme (PUUP) which is aimed at providing a higher quality of service to its consumers.However, following sustained widespread complaints over the said service the power company provides, Commissioners queried how the voltage regulation system will be monitored. The power company’s CEO, Albert Gordon defended the plan, saying it seeks to combat issues with the network, noting that system is unstable.“We are putting these smart meters [which] will be able to detect the low voltage before the customer realises it because some of these meters will be closer to the end of the line which is where the lowest voltage would be experienced as it drops from the sub-station,” Gordon explained.The Chief Executive Officer added that the smart meters will allow GPL to better monitor its feeder system each of which is supposed to have only 4000 costumers. The contract for the execution of power upgrade programme was awarded to China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation/China Synergy Electric Engineering Company (CMC/CSEEC).The local subcontractor is Ramoutar and Sons Contracting.It was only weeks ago that the Government was strongly criticised for the frequent episodes of power outage across Guyana by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo who noted that many Guyanese are forced to endure the constant power outages daily, despite Government saving more money from fuel than ever before. According to the Opposition Leader, there has been a manifest lack of short- and long-term solutions to address the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) inefficiencies.He noted Government has been profiting from billions, since it has not adjusted the electricity rates downwards, considering the low oil price.He stated that the coalition Government killed the Amaila Falls Hydro Power (AFHP) project while promising wind power. Expressing fears of a rapid deterioration in power supply, which will harm both individuals and businesses, Jagdeo questioned both the transparency and the effectiveness of the strategies the Government has so far pursued.In a bid to revamp its operations, GPL in February appointed Albert Gordon, a Jamaican, as its new CEO, replacing the former GPL acting CEO, Renford Homer. Meanwhile, some sections of West Bank Demerara experienced some 12 hours of blackout between Tuesday and Wednesday.last_img read more

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Wanted bulletin issued for Capoey Lake murder suspect

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for 19-year-old Carl Welcome Jnr also known as “Ralph” of Swan, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Welcome is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of a 23-year-old excavator operator, who was found dead on December 17, 2018, with a slit to the throat at his home at about 05:00h.Wanted: Carl Welcome Jnr also known as “Ralph”Dead is Shervin Melville of Capoey Lake, Essequibo Coast. Initial reports stated that the deceased had a “holiday drink” for close friends and relatives at his home the evening before the incident occurred.Relatives of the victim related to this publication that while imbibing, Melville left his home to purchase cigarettes at a nearby shop and returned with a young man whom he invited. When asked about the stranger by relatives, the now dead man said that he invited him to have a drink. While relatives retired to bed, Melville continued drinking with the stranger. The following morning, Melville’s lifeless body was discovered lying face down in the house but the young man he had invited was nowhere to be found.Murdered: O’ Riley SmallThe Force is advising anyone with relevant information which may lead to the arrest of Welcome to kindly make contact with the police on telephone numbers: 226-6978, 225-8196, 777-5360, 455-2238, 455-2267, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or visit the nearest police station. According to the Force, any information received will be treated with the strictest confidence.last_img read more

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Former Journalist defies all odds to pursue law career

first_imgThirty-year-old Tifaine Rutherford, the daughter of Member of Parliament Audwin Rutherford who endured a high-risk pregnancy, during her final year at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, was admitted to practise Law in Guyana on Friday last at the Demerara High Court.New lawyer Tifaine Rutherford along with Attorney-at_Law Latchmie Rahamat, husband and daughterThe petition of Rutherford, a former Journalist, was presented to acting Chief Justice Roxane George by Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat, who described her as a woman of integrity and good character.The acting Chief Justice told Rutherford that law was a profession that called for lifelong learning, honesty, integrity and courtesy, and encouraged her to be respectful so she could earn respect in the profession.Tifaine Rutherford and Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George“The journey so far may have seemed tough; I can assure you it will get tougher. I urge you to put your best foot forward at all times and strive for excellence. Do not sell yourself; the oath you took is to serve the people of Guyana with the best of your ability,” advised Justice George.Rutherford, after listening to the acting Chief Justice’s advice, expressed that she was grateful for the opportunity and committed to practising with integrity. The young mother expressed heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed towards her success.The young Attorney attended Watooka Primary School and then the Mackenzie High School in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).She then commenced her A Levels at the St Stanislaus College and got her first degree in Sociology from the University of Guyana in 2010. In 2017, she secured a place at the Faculty of Law at the University, and later her Bachelor of Laws Degree.In 2018, Rutherford attended the Hugh Wooding Law School and was awarded the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) on Saturday last.In an interview, Rutherford revealed: “Just as I entered Trinidad in my second year, I discovered I was pregnant and while I wanted to take a leave of absence, I decided to consult with my family and see if that was the best route for me.“In the end, I decided that I was going to continue with the programme; that was something super hard and I got a lot of ‘fightdown’ from the school to write my exams; I actually wrote exams in August. Having high blood pressure too, I realised I had to push on because I didn’t want my daughter to see me as a failure,” Rutherford said.The young woman admitted that the journey was not easy, because she was away from her family for two years pursuing her LEC, but was thankful for the journey and experience.She added that as a child she was very argumentative and with the help of her parents, she discovered her passion for the profession. The young lawyer advised anyone pursuing their career to not give up, for although it would be a lot of hard work, just keep on going.Rutherford will be practising criminal, corporate and civil law.last_img read more

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Huskies Fall to Whitecourt

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies were doubled 6-3 Saturday night at the rec. centre by the defending NWJHL Champion Whitecourt Wolverines.  Kody Kalb scored twice in a losing effort.  The Huskies will try to rebound from that loss this afternoon as they entertain the Sexmith Vipers at 2 o’clock at the NPRC.- Advertisement –last_img

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