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3 things Mike Krzyzewski said on the ACC teleconference

first_img Published on February 20, 2017 at 2:05 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Duke visits the Carrier Dome on Wednesday at 7 p.m. while Syracuse (16-12, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) fights for an NCAA Tournament berth. The No. 10 Blue Devils (22-5, 10-4) enter the game riding a seven-game win streak. The Orange has lost three straight and is 2-3 against Duke since joining the ACC.Here are thee things Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski said on the ACC coaches teleconference on Monday.Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson are feeling good and will play against SUAfter beating Wake Forest on Saturday, Krzyzewski said he’d consider holding point guard Grayson Allen and forward Amile Jefferson out against Syracuse so they could heal their injuries. Both Allen and Jefferson are playing through nagging foot injuries.Krzyzewski has coached Team USA since 2006 and said the difference between college and the professional level is that pro teams clinch playoff berths in the middle of the season. Since Duke is still jockeying for postseason positioning, Allen and Jefferson will play, Krzyzewski said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just have to watch out for them. … There’s no question I would not have them play. Are they capable of playing? Yes,” Krzyzewski said. “But they’re not 100 percent. And I just think as we’re getting better here, it’s important to have them on the court. In a different world, I would do it differently.”“I just saw Grayson 10 minutes ago and he was feeling really good. And Amile’s feeling good today. That doesn’t mean they’re completely well but they’re able to practice a little bit more. But then we have to careful not to use that up in a practice, but to have them more game ready. So it’s really balancing.”Duke hasn’t played against a team like SyracuseAlthough the Orange got off to a rocky 8-6 start to the year, SU has picked up its defense and improved in head coach Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. Syracuse struggled to close out gaps and rotate properly. Throughout conference play, the Orange has picked it up and allowed more than 80 points only twice times in its last eight games.Duke, on the other hand, hasn’t played against a zone-exclusive team like SU. That means an extra importance will be placed on game planning and walk-throughs leading up to Wednesday’s matchup, Krzyzewski said.“With Syracuse, we’re playing a really tall, hungry, good team that plays all zone,” Krzyzewski said, “and we’ve not played against a team like that.”Frank Jackson is a key factor off the benchFreshman guard Frank Jackson was ranked as the No. 10 player in the 2016 recruiting class by ESPN, but that also meant he was the third-highest ranked player joining Duke, behind No. 1 Harry Giles and No. 3 Tatum. Jackson has given the Blue Devils a boost off the bench because he provides Krzyzewski with versatility at the guard spot.Jackson is averaging 9.9 points. His offensive rating of 118.5 is third-best on Duke and 183rd in the nation, per Kenpom.com. Each of the Blue Devils’ starters is averaging more than 29 minutes per game. Jackson is averaging 23.3 and no one else on Krzyzewski’s roster is playing more than 15 minutes a game.“I think he’s had a terrific year. He’s basically a starter for us,” Krzyzewski said of Jackson. “We look at him, the first six guys have all done things like starters. And Frank’s one of those six guys.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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PlayOJO optimises ‘personalised retention’ campaigns with Betgenius

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Related Articles Genius Sports Media & OtherLevels strike omni-channel marketing partnership January 23, 2020 PlayOJO launches £10m ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ UK campaign May 21, 2019 Fairplay online casino operator PlayOJO has partnered with Betgenius (Genius Sports Group) to optimise its digital campaign strategies.Utilising Betgenius campaign tools, PlayOJO will be better able to identify and target individual customers’ on-site behavioural characteristics, including their time spent on-site, preferred slots titles, duration of session and deposit frequency.Furthermore, PlayOJO marketing teams will be supported with deeper insights and customer analysis provided through Betgenius’ ‘micro-segmentation’, allowing the operator to communicate precise messaging with its customer base.Samit Dutta, Head of Digital at PlayOJO, said: “In the last year we have grown from new kid on the block to an established brand fighting for a top five share of voice in the UK. We’ve done this by understanding the importance of retention and really caring about getting our customers to engage more with PlayOJO.“We pride ourselves in being an innovator and that is why we were keen to work with Betgenius to build industry-leading personalisation, interrogating the data available to build actionable segments and deliver dynamic ads. With all the clutter in the digital marketing landscape, it’s important to stand out and serving contextually relevant advertising gives us the cut through we need.”The new retention drive comes after a hugely successful, year-long acquisition campaign which saw PlayOJO scale their customer base through Betgenius’ market-leading programmatic media buying services.Josh Linforth, Business Development Director – Digital Marketing at Betgenius, said: “PlayOJO is a pioneering operator which understands that relevant, targeted messaging is now a prerequisite for retaining and driving maximum lifetime value from casino customers. Sharelast_img read more

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Perfect Ronaldo is best in the world, says Perez

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is confident that fans are yet to see the peak of “best player in the world” Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portugal forward, 28, is yet to sign extend his contract beyond 2015 with the club, triggering suggestions that he might depart this summer for Manchester United or, more recently, Monaco.The lack of a new deal does not bother the Blancos chief, however, who insists that the attacker has a huge future with the club.“He is the face of the team and the best player in the world,” he told Gol Caracol on Friday. “He is going to give us much more satisfaction for his talent, ambition and enthusiasm; and now he has reached a perfect relationship with the fans.“We are yet to see the best of him. He can be the best of all time.”Perez is also keen to see Kaka, who has been linked with a move away in recent transfer windows, return to his best at the Santiago Bernabeu, and he remains confident that the Brazil international can rediscover his Ballon d’Or-winning form. He added: “He is a phenomenon. He was injured after the [2010] World Cup and had surgery on his knee and then [Mesut] Ozil came and took place. But he is one of the greats.“On Twitter, after Cristiano, he has the most followers [of any footballer]. He has charm and thrills the fans. I am optimistic that under Carlo Ancelotti, who knows him well [from AC Milan], he will go back to being the magical Kaka from when we first signed him.”With the arrival of Ancelotti from Paris Saint-Germain, Perez is hoping the club can finally claim the elusive 10th top European trophy this coming campaign.“This season will begin a new phase following the departure of Jose Mourinho,” he said. “We have another coach, who is also very demanding and we are very happy.“Our signings are young and hungry, which is necessary so that the big players don’t always get too comfortable. And the mix will make the quality of Real Madrid prevail over everyone. “We will see if we will win the Decima, which continues to elude us. Because, as the first winners of the tournament, it is something we have deep within our DNA; it is a competition in which we thrive.“The Champions League nights are magical for the atmosphere and excitement they generate. And to win the title you have to be lucky, which we were not in the last two season. Madrid have to be able to beat everyone.“We must not forget about La Liga, though. We have to play well, even when we win by a lot, because otherwise you hear whispers in the Bernabeu. The fans are very loyal, but blow cold or hot. They are very demanding.”last_img read more

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Proteas honoured as world’s best

first_img “Each player in the South Africa cricket team has demonstrated a hunger to succeed in the toughest format of the game, and the team’s consistency over the last few years has seen South Africa reach this top position, winning them the Reliance ICC Test Mace.”Time at the top The Proteas, under Graeme Smith, first took over at the top in August 2012, when they beat England 2-0 in England. Australia had an opportunity to take over the top spot in November 2012, but South Africa won 1-0 Down Under to secure their grip on the number one ranking. Since then, they have gone opened up a considerable gap at the top of the pile to remain the world’s top test team.Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings tableSouth Africa, 127 Australia, 115India, 112England, 107Pakistan, 100Sri Lanka, 89New Zealand, 87West Indies, 87Zimbabwe, 34Bangladesh, 19 16 April 2014 The Proteas were recognised as the number one test team in the world on Tuesday when the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Haroon Lorgat, received the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship Mace on their behalf. The Proteas finished on top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table on the annual cut-off date of 1 April, and were also rewarded with a cheque of $475 000.Second time at number one It was the second time, since the current ranking system was introduced in 2003, that South Africa has finished as the number one ranked test team in the world. In their last test series, South Africa lost 1-2 to Australia as captain Graeme Smith bowed out of international cricket. Irrespective of the series result, however, South Africa was assured of the number one position on the table. David Richardson, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executive, presented the Mace and cheque to Lorgat in a ceremony staged at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town.‘Delighted’ At the presentation, Lorgat said: “I am delighted to receive the Reliance ICC Test Mace and prize money, not just on behalf of the players and the team management, but on behalf of all South Africans. “I know the players relish the enormous privilege of representing our country and also appreciate the responsibility that goes with it.” ‘A symbol of excellence’ Richardson, a former Proteas’ wicketkeeper from 1992 to 1998, said: “The Mace is a symbol of excellence and recognition of a side’s outstanding achievement in the toughest and most traditional format of the game. “South Africa has all the reasons to be proud of its feat as it is only the fourth team after Australia, India and England to hold the Mace. “Test cricket is the pinnacle of our sport and by promoting it as much as we can we will help to ensure its continuing good health as one of our three forms of the game at international level.”‘The world’s best test-playing team’ Gurdeep Singh, the President and CEO of Wireless Business, Reliance Communications, said: “We would like to congratulate South Africa for once again emerging as the world’s best test-playing team on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Dr Vanessa Naidoo: On the frontlines with Médecins Sans Frontières

first_imgDr Vanessa Naidoo’s passion for people and medicine has led to her leaving the comforts of home to provide much-needed medical care for vulnerable people in some of the world’s most dangerous placesGalvanised by the images of the injured in the 2011 Libyan uprising, Dr Vanessa Naidoo decided to put her passion for people and medicine to good use; she volunteered with international medical and humanitarian aid organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Currently, she is in South Sudan, as the organisation responds to a cholera outbreak in the area.“My passions are medicine and people – this makes MSF a natural choice for me. I have always wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world, but I didn’t always know that aid work would be a feature on that pathway, but I am very glad that it is.”Naidoo says she heard about MSF while at university; “I had heard about MSF during my training at the University of Cape Town (UCT); they had helped to start the ARV roll-out in Khayelitsha while I was still a student. I filled out the online application shortly after I watched that news clip on Libya, and the rest, as they say, is history!”WORKING WITH MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRESNaidoo is an anaesthetist, but her first stint with MSF was as part of a team setting up a maternity hospital in Afghanistan and supervising the operating theatre. She helped to train midwives, some of whom had never seen an operation before, to work in the operating theatre and assist with Caesarean sections.She has also worked as an emergency doctor in a refugee camp tent hospital in Sudan, treating cases of malnutrition, lower respiratory tract infections, and malaria, while struggling to contain a hepatitis e outbreak. In Syria, she worked as an anaesthetist and also handled most female consultations and delivered babies.Naidoo faces ethical dilemmas daily, one of which is to determine how far to go to save the premature babies who arrive at camps in a serious condition; “It’s a difficult situation to be in, and we do what we can within our means, remembering ‘first, do no harm’.“It’s very challenging working in an environment where patients arrive in poor physical condition, and you have minimal facilities to diagnose and treat them.  As doctors, we have to rely on our clinical skills to make diagnoses, and my South African training and community service experience has served me well in this regard.  As MSF, we are doing the best we can in these circumstances, but you always wish you could do more.”But, Naidoo says, there are few things better than seeing a child who was too weak to eat begin to play and smile again; “It might sound corny, but I earn my rewards in smiles.”SAVING LIVES AROUND THE WORLDWhile travelling the globe saving lives may sound romantic, Naidoo’s work has taken her to war zones in Afghanistan, Southern Sudan and Syria, and she has had to contend with exploding bombs and mines, and gunfire, while trying to care for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.Along with this, she has shared their daily hardships; extreme temperatures; deadly creatures; and substandard accommodation, but, she says, it is all worth it to see the faces of the people she works with; “It’s not easy, but it’s a privilege to be able to do a job you love, for people who need it most.“The harsh realities of ongoing war are plain to see in a trauma centre. Although we provide a high standard of healthcare, many injuries are so severe that there is little we can do to save patients, but knowing that we are making a difference and drawing attention to the plight of these refugees make the difficulties we experience worthwhile.”WHY I BECAME A DOCTORHaving always wanted to study medicine, Naidoo says she didn’t consider too many other options.“I have always had a natural interest in biology and a curious mind; I was one of those kids who dissected insects in the garden, and didn’t find it disgusting. As a child I spent a lot of time in the doctors’ rooms, and I always thought that it would feel good to know how to fix people and make them feel better, but I don’t think I really knew what the medical profession really involved until I was well on my way to becoming a doctor.“I began to have doubts about my choice in the first few years of medical school at UCT, but I had an experience in my first year that settled things in my mind. I was one of the first people to arrive at an accident scene with my uncle one night; the driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle and lying in a ditch on the side of the road – he was awake but injured and in pain, and I had no idea what to do. I hated that feeling of helplessness in the face of suffering, and that’s what drove me to complete my medical studies.”A LIFE IN MEDICAL SERVICEWhile at medical school Naidoo worked with the UCT-based Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation, a student-run non-profit that provides healthcare and education services to poorer communities in the Cape Metropolitan area.Now, juggling aid work, and private and public healthcare, Naidoo says she loves being a doctor;“I love my job, because it never feels like a job. I enjoy working as part of a team with a systematic approach to solving problems and seeing results … even when you can’t help them, most people are just grateful that someone has tried.”However, as rewarding as her work is, Naidoo says it’s also emotionally demanding; “There are times when I feel my life is very ‘abnormal’. The more time I spend in the field, the less I can relate to the world I used to live in, and that’s hard sometimes. I have come to realise that in order to be effective in aid work, I need to have balance in my life. I need to take care of the relationships I have with friends and family back home, look after my health and take time to rest. I would like to get married and have a family someday, but I’m pretty sure I will always do work for MSF or some other humanitarian organisation – preferably in the field, but perhaps even in the office, developing policies and protocols if needed.“I have to remain strong and believe that we are making a difference.”Naidoo is currently completing a masters in philosophy in emergency medicine with UCT. The programme emphasises evidence-based medicine, which she believes is vital in aid work.“I know that to stay on the top of my game, I need to expose myself to medicine in all contexts. For example, on mission I lose some of the skills I have for interpreting sophisticated tests and investigations, so it’s good to get that practice when I come back home. I probably see myself working and teaching in the public health sector in South Africa in the long term, but I know I will always do missions as often as I can.”last_img read more

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Hameed is mentally 15, unreliable: Afridi

first_imgPakistan Test opener Yasir Hameed might have backtracked on allegations of match-fixing against his Pakistan teammates but the side’s captain Shahid Afridi is still livid with the opener and has ridiculed him as being mentally a teenager.Afridi, who has apologised for the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal involving Pakistani players that has shaken the core of international cricket, said Hameed cannot be trusted.”Yasir Hameed is about 30 or 31 – but mentally he is 15 or 16,” Afridi said.”People know the type of character he is. We have known him for a long time and we know what to expect from him. He has done this sort of thing many times. Is he unreliable? Well, he is sitting with someone he does not know and gives these messages out, so, yes.”I don’t know who he was sitting with or in what situation he gave this message,” he added.In the video of a sting operation carried out by the ‘News of the World’, Hameed had claimed that almost every match Pakistan played was fixed. But he later went back on the statement, saying that he was tricked and later blackmailed to stand by the remarks.Afridi, who led Pakistan in yesterday’s Twenty20 match against England which the visitors lost, said he has told his players not to read newspapers.”It was a relief to be playing again. Even though it was not a perfect performance. All the allegations are history now and until the ICC completes their investigations and it is all before us, we don’t want to talk about it,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka crash out in first round at Aegon Championships

first_imgThe top three seeds withered in the baking Queen’s Club sunshine with five-time Aegon Championships winner Andy Murray following Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic through the exit door on Tuesday.By far the biggest shock was number one seed Murray’s abject 7-6(4) 6-2 defeat to Australian world number 90 Jordan Thompson — a late call-up who only knew he was playing shortly before stepping on court against the defending champion.Second seed and world number three Wawrinka, runner-up at the French Open nine days ago, went down 7-6(4) 7-5 to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez while another young Australian, wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis, accounted for Raonic 7-6(5) 7-6(8).Temperatures, which had reached 38 degrees on court during the day at the west London club, were still sizzling when Murray took to court for his first grasscourt match of the season, having reached the semi-finals of the French Open.Initially he had been scheduled to face fellow Britain Aljaz Bedene but 23-year-old ‘lucky loser’ Thompson stepped in after Bedene withdrew with a wrist injury.Murray had lost only one match on grass since the summer of 2014 — to Roger Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon semi-finals — but looked uncomfortable on the slick surface as the errors flowed from his racket, especially off the forehand.Having taken a close first set Thompson, who reached the final of the Surbiton challenger event last week, raced through the second to the general surprise of the 10,000 crowd.”Andy’s the world number one — I’ve looked up to him and that’s definitely the biggest win of my career. I took each point at a time. I didn’t expect it to be winning in straight sets,” he told the BBC.advertisement”I was sitting around yesterday hoping to get a match. Here I am, I got in the draw and I was so lucky to be here. I don’t know if I can say my immediate thoughts.”Murray looked flat and admitted it was a “big blow” in his build-up for Wimbledon where he will be aiming to defend the title he won for a second time last year.”It has happened in the past where guys haven’t done well here and gone on to do well at Wimbledon,” said the Briton after the end of a 14-match winning streak on grass.”There is no guarantee that I won’t do well at Wimbledon, but it certainly would have helped to have had more matches.”He played better. I didn’t create loads of chances.”After his defeat by Rafa Nadal in the Paris final, Wawrinka added Paul Annacone to his coaching team as a grass court specialist. The American previously coached Federer and Pete Sampras, who between them have taken 14 Wimbledon titles.But Wawrinka was below his best on Tuesday as Lopez produced some deft touches to support his big serve.”I came here with a lot of confidence and tennis is a lot about confidence,” Lopez told the BBC.Raonic said he would spend time on the practice court and in the gym after his defeat by Kokkinakis.It was the Australian’s first win over a top 10 player as he began the long road back from playing only one match in 2016.A series of injuries over the past two years had sent his ranking to 993 from 69. “I’ve been out of the game for so long, it’s huge for me,” the 21-year-old, now ranked 698, said.”I’m trying to look forward now and get myself going week by week, and I can’t wait to play my next round.”last_img read more

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MS Dhoni gave us a massive scare: Virat Kohli after RCB’s thrilling 1-run win over CSK

first_imgAs Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli pointed out, MS Dhoni did what he does best in yet another nail-biting Chennai Super Kings’ chase at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.RCB had posted what seemed to be an under-par total of 161 for 7 in Bengaluru after being sent in to bat by CSK in Match 39 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. However, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav jolted CSK’s chase by picking up two wickets each in the powerplay overs and left the visitors reeling at 32 for 4 at the end of six overs in their 162-run chase.RCB vs CSK, IPL 2019 Report | HighlightsHowever, CSK fans wouldn’t have lost hopes as MS Dhoni joined Ambati Rayudu in the middle. A familiar script followed. Dhoni help CSK rebuild after the early jolts. He has done this a million times before in his cricket career. More often than not, Dhoni perfectly calculates what would seem an improbable chase and take his team past the finish line.However, on Sunday Dhoni and CSK ended up on the losing side not by much but just by 1 run. You read that right. RCB stayed in contention for the playoff spot winning yet another must-win match and taking their tally to six points from 10 matches despite MS Dhoni coming up with his IPL career-best score of 84 not.Dhoni had hit 84 in just 48 balls and smashed 24 runs, including a 111-meter monstrous six in the final over, but it was still not enough for CSK in their last-over thriller.advertisementDhoni had denied taking two singles when Dwayne Bravo was at the non-striker’s end in the penultimate over of their chase. CSK then needed 26 runs from the last over to clinch an improbable win.Umesh Yadav, who had been impressive in his earlier spell, conceded three sixes and two boundaries in the final over as MS Dhoni took the India pacer to the cleaners.No dictionaries can stand a chance! NO WAY! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/iuGiBFg9rKChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2019It was one of the most destructive innings from Dhoni in the recent past but the CSK skipper missed a straight one when the visitors needed two runs from 1 ball. Dhoni tried to steal a single and force a Super Over but RCB wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel ran Shardul Thakur at the striker’s end.More relieved than elated, RCB skipper Virat Kohli conceded MS Dhoni had given their team a massive scare with his blinder.”A whole lot of emotion. We were outstanding with the ball until the 19th over mark. Defending 160 on that sort of pitch and the amount of dew we had was an outstanding effort. On the last ball, that was the last thing I would’ve expected to happen. Feels good to win a game by a small margin. We’ve lost a couple by small margins. MS did what he does best and he gave us all a massive scare,” Kohli said.How things stand after tonight’s thriller!#VIVOIPL #RCBvCSK pic.twitter.com/AtbdOfJoklIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2019Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli suffered a rare failure but Parthiv Patel (53 off 37 balls) scored a fifty to help RCB post 161 on the board. AB de Villiers (24 off 20 balls) and Moeen Ali (26 off 16 balls) came up with handy cameos after Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja restricted the scoring rate with four wickets between them.Moeen Ali, it seemed, was held back a bit too much as the England batsman, who had smashed a match-winning 66 on Friday against Kolkata Knight Riders, came in at No. 6 after the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Akshdeep Nath.Conceding Moeen should have been sent earlier, Kohli added: “Well looking at this game in hindsight, you can say Moeen should have batted higher. Having one game left for him in the season, he might come up and enjoy himself.”In the first six overs, we thought the ball wasn’t coming onto the bat that much. Parthiv and AB [de Villiers] started to rebuild. At the halfway mark we thought 175 would’ve been a very good total on this pitch. We thought we were 15 short. We thought their bowlers didn’t make us play enough on the front foot.”With six points from 10 matches, RCB are still in the race for the playoffs. Kohli’s men will next face Kings XI Punjab at home on April 24.Also Read | IPL 2019: Dhoni, Kohli present signed t-shirts to Maldives president in BengaluruAlso Read | I backed Kohli when Dhoni and Kirsten had not heard of him: VengsarkarAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoAFA president Tapia: Messi will play again for Argentina

first_imgAFA president Tapia: Messi will play again for Argentinaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArgentine FA president Claudio Tapia believes Barcelona star Leo Messi will return to the national team.Messi has stepped aside from playing for Argentina after a disappointing World Cup.But Tapia says: “Leo Messi never left the national team. I believe for the love he has wearing the Argentinian jersey that when he is summoned, he will answer immediately, I have no doubt. “It depends on the coach, not on him. I hope he will appear in the next games so to be able to take advantage of his talent.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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