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Conditions at Wismar-Mackenzie Bridge a major concern – Councillor

first_imgThe state of the almost 50-year-old Wismar-Mackenzie Bridge at Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) continues to be a topic of concern for users, residents and officials.Recently, Municipal Councillor Lennox Gasper shed light on the centre span of theThe centre span of the bridge (Lennox Gasper photo)bridge, which serves as the only bridge linking Mackenzie to Wismar shore, which appears to be seriously corroded. Motor vehicle users have also complained of the harsh condition of the wooden decking situated at the centre of the bridge, which they noted has damaging effects on the undercarriage of their vehicles. Dysfunctional traffic lights have also, for years, resulted in intense traffic build-up during peak hours.Regional Councillor Charles Sampson has said that, as a daily user of the bridge, he has observed that it appears to be sinking. He has called on the Linden Municipality and the Linmine Secretariat (under whose purview the bridge falls), as well as the Public Infrastructure Ministry, to have the bridge inspected. He said there is generally a slowdown in traffic at the centre span of the bridge, where the wooden decking is situated, and he noted that focus should be placed on constructing a new bridge.“I am convinced that the bridge needs to be inspected by engineers to determine its present condition and how suitable it is for continuous usage under those conditions… Over the past 10 months, I have seen the sinking on the bridge on the Wismar side. It has sunk about a little over two inches, and it is worrying because I’m not certain that the limits on the bridge are being taken seriously…,” he noted.Councillor Gasper, who shared images of the bridge on social media, said the aim is to bring awareness and attention to the bridge, so that authorities would take immediate action, given the present state of the bridge.Gasper noted that the bridge is used by commuters to access Regions Seven, Eight and Nine, and major mining companies also use the bridge. He said while it was upgraded to carry 30 tonnes, he is surprised that larger vehicles traverse the bridge. Gasper said the vehicular scale situated at nearby West Watooka is “totally abandoned”, and trucks heading into the interior are not being weighed prior to crossing the bridge.Chief Executive Officer of the Linmine Secretariat, Emmet Alves, addressing the issue, said that, over the years, residents have complained about congestion on the bridge occurring at peak hours, and have made calls for a two-lane bridge. He noted that Government officials had, a few years ago, visited to determine a suitable location for a new bridge, and the latest he has heard was that of the feasibility study. He said the major concern of the bridge is its centre span, most of the major components of which were changed in 2010.Between this year and last year, Alves said, wooden planks were removed from the centre span, and inspection and repairs were carried out on the metal works below the wooden span. The components, he added, were seen to be intact.last_img read more

January 13, 2020 0

LAPD hunts armed, female bandits

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Once the women receive the cash, they order the employees to lay on the ground before they leave. One woman is described as white or Latina, about five feet tall, 110 to 130 pounds, and about 25 to 35-years old. The other one is described as black, about 5 feet four to seven inches, and 130-140 pounds. She may be 20 to 30 years old. They both wear hooded sweatshirts and strike during the late evening hours, police said. The LAPD along with the San Fernando Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and Oxnard Police Department are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2511. Police are searching for two armed women who have robbed nearly a dozen convenience stores in the San Fernando Valley and in Ventura County in less than a month. The gun-toting women in their 20s or 30s began their spree on Nov. 25. In photographs and on surveillance videos, one woman can be seen calmly brandishing her gun at a store clerk, while another woman stands guard at the door, shouting commands at employees. The last robbery was believed to have occurred just last week, based on reports, said Officer Jason Lee, spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. “They are … very brazen,” he said. “That’s what’s so dangerous about these suspects. Fortunately, no one has been hurt. Robberies can go sideways really quick. Many of the store clerks carry guns of their own. It can become dangerous for everyone involved.”last_img read more

December 29, 2019 0

Canyon looking to season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Running back J.J. DiLuigi, who scored 43 touchdowns, is back, along with a group of talented, physical blockers such as Nick Madia, Nick Peterson, A.J. Wallerstein and three-year starter Marc Valdez. And new quarterback Ben Longshore should be solid, based on a successful summer passing campaign. The offense should be OK, but the defense will set Canyon apart. Last year, Canyon allowed just 13 points per game – 12fewer than the previous two seasons – and key hitters Matt Brown, Tyler Hawkins and Garrett Leary have graduated. So Canyon’s new defense will be the telling point. Canyon always scores plenty of touchdowns. If the Cowboys can stop other teams from scoring, they should win the league title. Who will win the quarterback duel at Valencia? What an exciting challenge it figures to be to replace Michael Herrick, the state’s all-time passing yardage leader. Juniors Jimmy Baughman and Graham Wilbert remain even in the battle for the job. With such a high-powered passing offense, it doesn’t make sense to platoon quarterbacks, so it’s going to be one of these kids. Where will Valencia running back Shane Vereen play college football? Vereen, a terrific running back, kick-return specialist and cornerback, is among the state’s fastest teenagers, and with his football and track and field credentials – combined with excellent grades – he has his pick of colleges. USC and UCLA have offered, and Vereen likes both. He also has a shoe box filled with offers from major colleges across the country, but don’t be surprised if Vereen stays local and signs with the Trojans or Bruins. Red or blue? We shall see. gerry.gittelson@ (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The helmets and pads come on this week, and here are the pressing issues heading into the 2006 high school football season: Does Canyon have the guns to repeat? The Cowboys (13-1 in 2005) are coming off a spect- acular season, finishing as the Southern Section Div. II champion by defeating rival Hart 21-13 in the final. last_img read more

December 26, 2019 0

Man City in pole position, top four contenders slip-up, Cardiff looking doomed

first_img Babel is congratulated for his winning goal Jiminez helped Wolves claim the win at Vicarage Road Arsenal lost their third game in seven days with a bad defeat at Leicester The result took City a point clear of Liverpool with just two games remaining for each side in a a compelling title race.Manchester United 1-1 ChelseaDavid De Gea cost Manchester United again as the Red Devils’ hopes of Champions League qualification were dealt a major blow.United’s three-game run without a goal was ended 11 minutes into the clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford as Juan Mata scored on his 31st birthday but another goalkeeping error allowed Marcos Alonso to equalise two minutes before half-time and the game ended 1-1. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 12 deals Aguero celebrates his winning goal against Burnley Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Fulham 1-0 Cardiff CityA spectacular strike from Ryan Babel pushed Cardiff closer to relegation from the Premier League and gave Fulham a third successive win.Babel scored his third goal in four matches with a scorching curler from 25 yards to secure a 1-0 victory and leave City’s plight looking increasingly bleak.Fulham’s run of decent form under caretaker boss Scott Parker has come too late to save them, and Babel’s thunderbolt may well have helped drag Cardiff back down with them. Southampton 3-3 BournemouthCallum Wilson’s smart Bournemouth double denied Southampton the south coast bragging rights, but Saints still sealed their Premier League safety with a 3-3 draw.Matt Targett’s header looked to have sent Saints storming to a 3-2 derby win to cement their top-flight status in style, only for Wilson to spoil the party late on.But Cardiff’s 1-0 loss at Fulham leaves Saints seven points clear of the Bluebirds with two games to play. 12 no dice getty Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jamie Vardy continued his hot streak against the Gunners with his late brace making it eight goals in his last nine games against them.Youri Tielemans opened the scoring after Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ first-half dismissal.Burnley 0-1 Manchester CitySergio Aguero scrambled a vital winner as Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Burnley.The champions benefited from goalline technology as top scorer Aguero was ruled to have forced the ball over the line by a mere 29.5mm just after the hour on a tense afternoon at Turf Moor. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 12 Antonio celebrates after becoming the first player to score against Tottenham at their new stadium Palace and Everton couldn’t be separated Cardiff’s place in the top flight hangs by a thread 12 Premier League table REVEALED Shane Long was on target yet again as Saints ensured their Premier League status for next season Crystal Palace 0-0 EvertonCrystal Palace and Everton played out a forgettable goalless draw at Selhurst Park to dent the visitors’ chances of ending the Premier League season with European qualification.A seventh-placed finish could prove enough to play Europa League football next season but, after thrashing Manchester United last weekend, the Toffees could not find a way past Palace.With fellow European hopefuls Wolves winning at Watford, Everton are now four points adrift of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 12 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Watford 1-2 WolvesDiogo Jota fired Wolves to victory in their revenge mission against Watford as they took charge of the race for seventh.Ben Foster’s error gifted Jota a second-half winner at Vicarage Road to clinch a late 2-1 victory.Raul Jimenez opened the scoring with his 17th goal of the season before Andre Gray levelled against his hometown club. The match was overshadowed by what appeared a horrific injury to Denis Odoi, who stooped to head the ball clear and took a boot in the face from his Fulham team-mate Maxime Le Marchand.The defender appeared to have been out cold as he crumpled to the floor, and although he initially got back to his feet he then required treatment for eight minutes before eventually being taken off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.Thankfully Odoi was later said to be fine and did not need to be taken to hospital. The Premier League had all manner of twists and turns this weekend as the title race, top four battle, relegation dogfights and contest for seventh place and a potential Europa League spot goes on.Below is a review of the action concerning all 20 clubs in the top flight.SundayLeicester 3-0 ArsenalArsenal’s Champions League hopes suffered a serious blow after the 10-man Gunners went down to a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Leicester.Unai Emery’s side slipped to a third straight loss and missed the chance to climb back into the Premier League’s top four. 12 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Mane and Salah added another goal each to take Jurgen Klopp’s men to 91 points and top of the league, although they have since lost that lead after City’s win at Turf Moor. 12 It looks like Brighton will be staying up despite their dreadful form in the second half of the season Antonio Rudiger’s speculative 35-yard shot was Chelsea’s first effort on target and it should have been comfortable for De Gea but the Spaniard spilled the ball at Alonso’s feet and he guided it in off the far post.SaturdayTottenham 0-1 West HamWest Ham became the first opposition team to win at Tottenham’s new stadium after a Michail Antonio goal gave them a 1-0 victory.Spurs had not conceded a goal in their previous four games at their new home, but Antonio’s second-half strike proved the difference between the two sides.Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked lethargic and lacked spark and the boss will know much better will be required when Ajax visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday. 12 Keita celebrates scoring Liverpool’s quickest ever Premier League goal huge blow Seventh would net a Europa League qualifying spot if the Hornets lose to Manchester City in next month’s FA Cup final.Wolves now sit seventh in the Premier League, four points clear of Watford and Everton.Brighton 1-1 Newcastle UnitedStruggling Brighton edged a point closer to Premier League safety after Pascal Gross’ second-half equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw with Newcastle.Gross nodded in 15 minutes from time to give Chris Hughton’s Seagulls a four-point advantage over 18th-placed Cardiff with two games to go, in addition to a significantly superior goal difference. 12 Marcos Alonso drew Chelsea level after taking advantage of De Gea’s mistake shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker 12 tense REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 12 Albion looked set to suffer an alarming sixth defeat in seven league games after Ayoze Perez’s fifth goal in three matches gave the visitors a deserved first-half lead.The Seagulls had not registered a top-flight goal since beating bitter rivals Crystal Palace on March 9 before midfielder Gross halted the lengthy drought at 631 minutes to ease their relegation fears.FridayLiverpool 5-0 Huddersfield TownLiverpool’s title destiny may still be out of their hands, but they refuse to submit with a 5-0 demolition job of Huddersfield at Anfield.The Reds raced to a 3-0 lead at half-time with goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, while Naby Keita opened the scoring just 15 seconds into the game. 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December 25, 2019 0

How Tottenham could line up against Olympiakos in Mourinho’s first home game

first_imgJose Mourinho is looking to make it two wins out of two when Tottenham welcome Olympiakos to north London in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.Spurs know that victory over the Greek outfit will secure their place in the knockout phase of the competition, but they are unlikely to top the group ahead of leaders Bayern Munich. Is this how Spurs could line-up against Olympiakos? Getty Images – Getty 3 Mourinho will be hoping his side record a second win for him against Olympiakos 3 AFP or licensors 3 Alli looked much more like his former self against West Ham at the weekend The north Londoners recorded an encouraging 3-2 win over West Ham at the weekend, as goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane secured the first win of the new era.And Mourinho will most likely field a similar side to the one that saw off the Hammers, although Welsh full-back Ben Davies has been ruled out through injury.Davies hobbled off to be replaced by Danny Rose on Saturday, joining Hugo Lloris (elbow), Michel Vorm (calf) and Erik Lamela (hamstring) on the sidelines.Summer signing Tanguy Ndombele and Jan Vertonghen are also doubtful for the European clash, although they have returned to first-team training.In the absence of Lloris, Paulo Gazzaniga will retain his place in goal while Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld are set to continue in the starting XI. However, Argentine defender Juan Foyth could be given a run out if Mourinho wants to rest any of his backline.Dier has an admirer in Mourinho, and he may continue to play alongside Winks or Ndombele in central midfield, if the latter is passed fit.Moussa Sissoko or Victor Wanyama could also be selected in the holding role, while Dele Alli, who shined in the victory over West Ham, is expected to continue in the No. 10 role.Unsettled star Christian Eriksen is also in contention for the match, while loan signing Giovani Lo Celso could make an appearance.Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son and captain Harry Kane should all get the nod once again.Predicted Tottenham XI (4-2-3-1)last_img read more

December 25, 2019 0

Brendan Rodgers: I had to explain what ‘infrangible’ meant

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his ‘infrangibles’ after the Hoops secured an unbeaten season, but joked he had to explain to some of his players what the word meant.Celtic ended their incredible campaign with a 2-0 win over Hearts at Parkhead on the final day with goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong. The manager was full of admiration for his side, saying they deserve to take their place in the history books, even if he did have to spell out their outstanding achievement.He said: “The word I said to them was infrangible, that was the word I wrote up on the paper. He added: “But it’s how we did it. The level of football, the tactical discipline and excitement they have given supporters has been incredible to watch. And they now stand alone in history.“You only have to look at the past, 100 years or so since it was done in the 1890s, to tell you the difficulty of achieving that.“It’s a monumental achievement by the players and I think what gets lost in all the records and everything that is set, there is a real dedication to excellence they have shown since I have come in, in their life, how they have worked hard every day.“They will probably tell you themselves, they get pushed very, very hard, and hopefully they see the benefits. “It’s a remarkable achievement for the football club and for this group of players and they will scribe their name into the history of this incredible club now. It’s something for their kids and grandkids to be proud of.”Rodgers was quick to silence any criticism of Celtic’s unbeaten run due to poor competition, comparing similar fixtures in the English Premier League.“It’s very unfair because it’s all relative,” Rodgers said.“I was at Chelsea when Chelsea beat Wigan 8-0 in the last game of the season to pick up a title. It’s a brilliant league but they won 8-0, so what does that make the Premier League?“The only thing Celtic is missing is money. This is one of the great clubs in the world but it’s not in a league where you have the finances.“If Celtic had the finances of another league, this thing would just explode because of the sheer size of it.”Celtic now travel to the national stadium to take on Aberdeen on Saturday, knowing a win will secure their fourth treble in the club’s history. “Stuart Armstrong understood it but I did actually say, ‘for those of you who don’t understand I wrote the meaning below’. So ‘to be unbroken’, that is another word for their vocabulary.“It hasn’t really been a key feature up until probably Thursday night. Because there are so many things that are out of our control in this type of situation. “But the players had arrived with a couple of games to go and then it’s real, you can’t hide from it. You have a chance to go through a whole season and not be beaten.As well as the unbeaten record, Celtic also secured a record points total of 106 as well as the record goals total of 106, and Rodgers says it’s not only about the record but how his players have achieved such milestones.last_img read more

December 24, 2019 0

Michigan invests millions for driverless car testing

first_imgLast Tuesday, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced its approval of a $3 million grant to fund a driverless car testing facility in Ypsilanti. This performance-based grant went to the American Center for Mobility (ACM), who plan on using the space formerly occupied by a General Motors (GM) powertrain factory closed since 2010.Autonomous cars have been a trending topic  since development began. Advocates of this technology assert that it promises to make transportation safer, faster, and more enjoyable than current conventional vehicles. However, before widespread use can become a reality, these self-driving cars must be thoroughly tested in both real-world and controlled testing settings. ACM plans to use the Willow Run center as a test track for a variety of situations, such as the high-speed traffic of a modern highway.ACM plans to use the Willow Run center as a test track for a variety of situations, such as the high-speed traffic of a modern highway.The new driverless car test facility at Willow Run once made WWII bombers.Michigan invests now but it’s only the first stepThe MEDC hopes to reinvigorate the waning domestic automotive industry with this and other self-driving vehicle initiatives. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has emphasized the importance of the project. “Michigan is proud of its auto heritage, but our goal is to be the leader in this industry for generations to come,” he said. “We need to stay on the cutting edge of technology connected with our vehicles.”This initial grant will cover a number of early-phase costs for the center, including property acquisition, professional due diligence, and start-up support for the ACM. The facility will require an estimated total of $79 million before it will be fully functional and ready for self-driving vehicle testing. While ACM intends to secure roughly $59 million in federal funding, the center will reportedly also seek a further $17 million from the state.Built by Ford in 1942, Willow Run started life as a production plant for B-24 bombers. After the war, the site was converted to manufacture a variety of other items with a major focus on automobiles. In 2010, Willow Run – then owned by GM – ceased production. Since then, its once-busy assembly facility has been used as a storage warehouse. Top 25 Black Friday Deals for Techies in 2019 Tags:#autonomous vehicles#Ford#GM#Michigan#Rick Snyder#self-driving cars IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Aramco, Holder of the Largest IPO in History is…center_img Patricia Barnabie Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

December 15, 2019 0

Amitabh Bachchan promotes Gujarat tourism

first_imgAmitabh BachchanA motorcycle rickshaw. A camel. Amitabh Bachchan will stop at nothing to promote Gujarat tourism. For his third round of shooting, which began in Gujarat on January 21, Bachchan strode around the Rann of Kutch, only stopping to tweet. Gujarat Tourism Secretary Vipul Mitra is understandably excited: “Bachchan saab,Amitabh BachchanA motorcycle rickshaw. A camel. Amitabh Bachchan will stop at nothing to promote Gujarat tourism. For his third round of shooting, which began in Gujarat on January 21, Bachchan strode around the Rann of Kutch, only stopping to tweet. Gujarat Tourism Secretary Vipul Mitra is understandably excited: “Bachchan saab has ensured a terrific surge in tourist traffic to the state.” We are sure Narendra Modi can’t stop preening.last_img read more

November 28, 2019 0

Pro Wrestling League: Bengaluru Yodhas thrash UP Warriors 6-1

first_imgBengaluru Yodhas enjoyed a rocking start to their campaign in the inaugural edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) with a rather one-sided 6-1 thrashing of Uttar Pradesh Warriors at the KD Yadav Wrestling Stadium here on Friday.Sandeep Tomar handed Bengaluru the early lead when he easily outclassed Sergey Ratushniy 4-2 in the men’s 57kg bout. Tomar was both technically and physically superior to his Ukrainian opponent. Sergey found it next to impossible to penetrate his defence while the Indian kept his opponent under continuos pressure with quick attacking moves.Tomar took two points right at the start of the bout before consolidating with a further two thanks to a leg hold. Sergey managed to bag a couple of points in the second round, but the Indian’s superior defence ensured that he did not concede any more.The men’s 65kg bout was up next and the promising Bajrang Punia doubled Bengalurus lead by defeating the experienced Rahul Mann. Bajrang opened up a comfortable 3-0 lead in the first round. Mann took a couple of points early in the second round, but Bajrang soon hit back with a swift takedown. The Haryana lad effected another couple of takedowns to win by a thumping 10-2 margin.Alyssa Lampe (women’s 48kg) made it 3-0 for Bengaluru with a stunning 5-4 win over Ukrainian Kogut Oleksandra. Pavlo Olynik then ensured a unassailable 4-0 lead in the seven-bout contest for Bengaluru when he edged out a spirited Satyavrat Kadian 2-1 in the men’s 97kg category.advertisementPavlo, a bronze medallist at the World Championships earlier this year, took a 2-0 lead in the first round. Kadian put up a much better fight in the second round. But he was thwarted by Pavlo’s superior technique for much of the round before managing to pick up a point towards the end.With seconds remaining in the bout, Kadian attempted a leg hold but was denied by Pavlo’s strong defence. Babita Kumari pulled one back for the Warriors with a 8-2 win over Bengaluru’s Lalita Sherawat in the women’s 53kg category.However, the Yodhas hit back in the very next bout as Yuliya Ratkevich defeatead Ritu Malik 4-1 in the women’s 48kg event. The men’s 74kg was the last bout of the day where Bengaluru’s Narsingh Yadav faced Purvejav Unurbat. Narsingh had lost to Unurbat in the World Championships earlier this year and he avenged that loss with a 9-1 rout of the Mongolian on Friday as the Yodhas ended the contest in style.last_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

Tata Housing to build Indias biggest gymnastic centre

first_imgMumbai, Apr 6 (PTI) Tata Housing, one of the largest real estate developers in India and subsidiary of Tata Sons, today announced plans to build the countrys biggest international standard gymnastics centre in neighbouring Thane in partnership with the the Thane Municipal Corporation.”The 1.2 lakh-square foot centre will be developed in a public-private partnership model with the Thane Municipal Corporation at one of the most premium location, Pokhran Road No. 2 in Thane,” the company said in a media release.The multi-storey facility is to include an arena to accommodate all six disciplines of gymnastics, two team rooms with separate areas for players and coaches, a physiotherapy room, a music room, VIP rooms, a jury room, an administration area, a gymnasium, and a yoga room.It would also be designed to host 300 viewers, complete with parking space, the release added.Brotin Banerjee, MD and CEO, Tata Housing, said, “We are honoured to associate with the Thane Municipal Corporation to develop India?s largest gymnastics centre. The centre will be designed to international specifications and will provide access to world class training facilities and equipment.””We are committed to supporting the state and the nation in its efforts to nurture world class gymnasts and we believe this facility, built exclusively for gymnasts, is a step in that direction,” he added.Pooja Surve, an international gymnast-turned-coach and a recipient of the states Shiv Chhatrapati Award, said these types of facilities would encourage youngsters to take up the Olympic sport.”This facility, including flooring and equipment, will be designed as per international standards and serve all six disciplines of gymnastics. Moreover, it will exclusively focus on the sport of gymnastics, allowing young and seasoned players to train in an uninterrupted and safe environment,” Pooja said.advertisement”I believe facilities of this kind will encourage younger players to pursue the sport and be trained up to Olympic standards,” she added. PTI SSR NRB RYSlast_img read more

November 19, 2019 0