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Table Tennis Elections November 30

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgThe Acting President of the Liberia National Table Tennis Association (LNTTA), Amos Korvah has announced that the LNTTA will go to the polls on Saturday, November 30, 2013, to elect new leadership.Mr. Korvah, constitutionally, as Vice President was sworn-in as the president in 2010, owing to the death of President Lord Brownell in 2010.In an interview yesterday, he named Mr. Charles Collins, as head of Table Tennis Ad-hoc Elections Commission. Other members include Jerry Freeman and Douglas Nimely.Contested positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary General, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Chaplain.Contestants are: President, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Technical Affairs, Treasurer and Financial Secretary and the elections will be conducted on a secret ballot without a proxy vote.Mr. Korvah indicated that elections will be held at the table tennis offices at Sports Commission on Broad Street, and only active and eligible members will be allowed to vote and votes will be done in “secret.”He is expected to contest for the Presidency; other candidates for various positions are yet to be known.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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GECOM agrees to verify 20,000 H2H registrants

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided to embark on a field exercise to verify the over 20,000 names listed as new registrants who were captured during the now-scrapped House-to-House (H2H) Registration process.This was made known after Tuesday’s meeting at the Commission’s headquarters.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has always contended that the H2H exercise, which ran from July 20 to August 31, 2019, was largely unsupervised and would produce flawed results. Indeed, the party subsequently found that many of the persons listed as new registrants are either dead or were previously registered.PPP-nominated Commissioner Robeson BennIn an interview with the media after the meeting, Opposition-nominated GECOM Commissioner Robeson Benn revealed that based on information from the Secretariat, as many as 16,369 persons on the list could not be verified. He also said that over 4000 persons on the Preliminary List of Electors were found to be duplicates.“We’ve just had a decision where there will be a verification exercise by GECOM and stakeholders in respect of 20,556 names of persons who have been suggested to be placed on the list of electors for elections. The latest data we have from the Secretariat is that of 20,389 persons, 16,369 were not found.”“4020 were duplicates on the Preliminary List of Electors, an astonishing amount of persons in spite of all the work which has been done in respect to House-to-House Registration which we pointed out [had] serious pitfalls in getting any certainty, any comfort in respect of the electorate and for stakeholders to the process,” he also explained.GECOM Chair Retired Justice Claudette SinghBenn reminded that they have been pushing for this decision to do field verification for some time, in the wake of the discrepancies that have been turning up. He recalled that there have been bad and inaccurate fingerprints from overseas and even a case where the former Chancellor, Cecil Kennard, appeared as a new registrant.“We have five days in which to do this exercise, which is supposed to be verified in the field, advertised for the public, persons would have to be employed to get this done and the stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved,” he said, adding that they are likely to start today owing to the timeframe.“We on our side pointed out that it was strange that GECOM’s Secretariat and persons on the other side were baulking [resistant] to having this work done, which we feel was very important to give the type of comfort and the sense of transparency and integrity for the upcoming elections.”Benn, therefore, expressed the hope that the GECOM staffers conducting the exercise will do so in a diligent manner, “to satisfy all those concerned interested in free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.”UnnecessaryGovernment-nominated CommissionerVincent AlexanderMeanwhile, Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander explained that when the vote was taken, he and his Government-nominated colleagues (Charles Corbin and Desmond Trotman) opposed field verification. He defended their refusal to support the exercise.According to Alexander, the issue at hand is the duplicates. He claimed that a field verification would do little to deal with this and was unnecessary. In fact, Alexander claimed that all GECOM had to do was sit back and let the process work, rather than embarking on field exercises to clear up the discrepancies in the potential list of voters.“There was no need for anything else to be done, as far as I am concerned. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve done an internal, side by side comparison of the information. We’ve, therefore, been able using all of the data in our system, to determine what we think the duplicates are. GECOM has a process in terms of how we deal with duplicates.”“Field exercises has nothing to do with duplicates. There’s an investigative process, followed by a hearing. And where there’s a duplicate and we don’t find anyone committing fraud, the more recent information supersedes the previous one.”It is understood that the exercise will conclude on Sunday. And according to Alexander, whatever may happen during the verification, there is an agreement that it would not affect the election timeline.Some 370,000 registrations obtained during the scrapped H2H exercise were sent overseas to be cross-matched with the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRD) in order to filter out the duplicates.However, it was recently reported that international digital security company, Gemalto, indicated that some 37,300 were new registrants who are eligible for voting, that is, they are above the age of 18. But an internal check conducted by GECOM showed that approximately 17,000 of those “new registrants” were already on the voters’ list and some even voted in the past.The remaining 20,000 “new names” were up for further verification. Earlier this week, it was reported that the Government-nominated Commissioners were pushing to have a sample survey done from a sample size of 10 per cent from the 20,000 to verify these new names before they go on the voters’ list – a process which the PPP Opposition had objected to.last_img read more

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Tim Sherwood determined to rid Aston Villa of ‘losing mentality’

By on January 3, 2020

first_imgAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is focused on changing the mentality at the club ahead of the new Premier League season.The former Spurs boss oversaw the club’s escape from relegation last season after taking over in February.But Villa lost their last two league games – including a 6-1 thrashing by Southampton – and finished just one place above the drop zone in 17th.Villa did reach the FA Cup final, but they lost 4-0 to Arsenal, and Sherwood is determined to instill a positive attitude in his first full campaign in charge.“I said in the latter stages of last season that there is, unfortunately, a losing mentality in the dressing room at Aston Villa,” he said.“It is something we need to get rid of. It would help by bringing in new players who are used to winning and, also, it is for my staff to instil into them that it is a clean sheet. Everyone is on a level playing field and we need to move forward.“It needs to hurt the players as much as it hurts me to lose football matches.”Villa have added to their squad this summer by signing Manchester City defender Micah Richards on a free transfer and Sherwood believes the Premier League and FA Cup winner brings the champion spirit he wants.He added: “He is a winner. He is a Premier League champion at a great age and is hungry for success.“What he brings more than anything is a winning mentality.” Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood 1last_img read more

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Chelsea line up shock move for former England No.1 as Courtois replacement

By on December 26, 2019

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM targets 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Hart’s high-profile errors cost the Hammers valuable points last season Hart is currently on pre-season tour with Manchester City Maurizio Sarri is also said to be keen on a deal because of his relatively low fee, with City valuing him at just £5million.Current No.1 Courtois is entering the last year of his contract and is wanted by Real Madrid after winning the Golden Glove at the World Cup.Similarly, Hart is also in the last year of his deal at the Etihad and it is understood the club want to sell him rather than letting him leave for free. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News 2 Having not played a single minute of Premier League football under Pep Guardiola, the 31-year-old is set to leave his current club in this window.And, according to The Sun, Stamford Bridge could be his next destination.The report claims the Blues hierarchy rate the shot-stopper very highly despite his recent high-profile blunders for club and country.He failed to make Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad for Russia this summer after losing his place between the sticks in east London to Adrian. Although Guardiola does not see a future for Hart at City, he was more than happy to praise the keeper after he played 45 minutes in a frindly defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Chicago.He said: “”Despite the decision nobody can doubt Joe’s quality as a goalkeeper or what he has done in the last 10 to 12 years.” IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets LATEST moving on Joe Hart is the shock name being linked with move to Chelsea to replace Thibaut Courtois.With the Belgium No.1 set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, Hart could be set to stay in London after his loan spell at West Ham United last season. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more

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Ramsey speaks about Arsenal contract, makes clear Spurs isn’t an option

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first_img ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ramsey was also asked about where he could play in the future and did not rule out a move abroad, even if he did state categorically he would not join local rivals Tottenham.He has found himself on the fringes of Unai Emery’s team in recent weeks as they enjoy an 11-match winning streak.But the head coach showed he has faith in the player to remain professional after handing him the armband for the tie in Lisbon, with Ramsey insisting any contract issues are not playing on his mind when he is on the pitch. 3 Aaron Ramsey is unsure why a new contract offer from Arsenal was withdrawn, but says he is not allowing the uncertainty about his future to have an affect on him.The midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but, with talks at an impasse, he looks set to end his 10-year stay at the north London side.Speaking last month Ramsey made it clear he would not angle for a move away in January, although that decision could be taken out of his hands if Arsenal receive an offer they deem too good to turn down. 3 Most popular football news Arsenal players celebrate Danny Welbeck’s goal against Sporting Lisbon in a game, which saw Ramsey captain the club REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Aaron Ramsey scored a stunning goal for Arsenal against Fulham recently BEST OF Aaron Ramsey has been with Arsenal for a decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “I’m going out and playing the way I have always played,” he said.“I try to give my best for the team, help the team and try and go out there and play the best I can for myself as well.“Nothing’s in my head when I’m out there, I’m just trying to have fun on the football pitch.“I’m not really thinking about anything else too much. I’ve got other things as well in my life that I’m delighted with.“I had twins last week so everything is good at the moment for me. I can’t complain. I’m just going out there and trying to help this team as much as I can.” 3 Despite a new contract being withdrawn, Ramsey revealed after captaining Arsenal to a 1-0 Europa League win over Sporting Lisbon no-one had explained the reasoning behind the decision.“There is no contract on the table at the moment so there is nothing for me to consider or whatever,” he said when asked if there was a chance he could stay.“We all know that the contract was taken away off the table. I’m not sure exactly why because a few weeks before we sort of agreed and I was ready to sign.“Something happened, I am not sure exactly what, but that contract is no longer there, or nothing’s on the table.“So I just have to get my head down, work hard and try and help this team as much as I can now. We’ll see where that takes me.”Asked if he had looked for answers as to why the club withdrew the deal, the 27-year-old added: “I will see. Hopefully somebody will come up and tell me why.“I’ll accept that if there’s a reason. At the moment, no, I haven’t…I’m just concentrating on playing my football. When the time is right, I probably will find out, but that hasn’t happened yet.” no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED last_img read more

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PHOTOGRAPHER ATTACKED AS JOHN GALLAGHER APPEARS IN COURT ON DEATH THREAT CHARGES

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgA press photographer has been attacked today, moments after double killer John Gallagher appeared in court.John GallagherThe 46 year old with an address at Grangewood, Strabane, appeared at Strabane magistrates court for a brief hearing again today. He faces two charges arising out of an incidents on May 13 and May 14 this year.One charge is a threat to kill his brother Joseph Donal Gallagher. The second charge is harrassing his brother over a period of time spanning both days.The hearing was adjourned until May 30.Magistrate Liam McNally heard that John Gallagher was already the subject of two non-molestation orders in relation in relation to his brother.Gallagher’s solicitor Oliver Roche had applied to have bail conditions varied, but the magistrate said he would not rule on this until next week.Mr Roche also claimed that Gardai had video evidence to show that Joseph Donal Gallagher had made a false report of harassment in Lifford.Magistrate McNally asked for contact be made with Gardai to collect his evidence.As Gallagher left court, he put up a hood on his coat in a bid to hide from a number of press photographers.An unidentified man, who had sat alongside John Gallagher in court, went over to one photographer and pushed his camera out of the way.John Gallagher ran away from the courthouse.Gallagher, from Lifford, killed daughter and mother Ann and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988.PHOTOGRAPHER ATTACKED AS JOHN GALLAGHER APPEARS IN COURT ON DEATH THREAT CHARGES was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOUBLE KILLERJohn Gallagherphotogrpaherlast_img read more

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€30 million UFI fishmeal plant in Killybegs officially opened today

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgMinister McHugh joins Minister Creed during his visit to Donegal for the official opening of the newly redeveloped United Fish Industries Processing Plant Killybegs. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today launched two new major marine projects in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The first of these was the redevelopment of the United Fish Industries (UFI) fishmeal plant which has just been completed at a cost of €30million.The second was the new Killybegs Small Craft Harbour built at a cost of €2.9million. Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh TD; “I am delighted to welcome Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD to Donegal this afternoon, where he has just officially opened the newly redeveloped United Fish Industries Processing Plant in Killybegs.”“This huge financial investment shows a great confidence in our fishing sector, and this will be a massive boost to Killybegs, and indeed Donegal.”Minster Creed speaking at the launch, “This new harbour, fully funded by the State, is a first class facility capable of accommodating 63 boats ranging up to 15 metres in length with one berth capable of accommodating larger vessels in excess of 20 metres long. This is great development for Killybegs Harbour and will complement the existing world class facilities in place for our large fishing vessels.”Minister Joe McHugh added; “I have also arranged for several agricultural groups to meet with Minister Creed and myself while he is in Killybegs today to discuss a wide range of topics affecting our Donegal farmers at present. These include the recent affects on lands by the adverse weather conditions, changes to GLAS payments for the Hill and Commonage farmers, as well as some issues and implications around farm payments for part-time farmers among other issues and concerns.” Minister Creed’s visit follows his announcement last Friday that payments worth over €140M under 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme have started issuing to farmers. The farming payment of €11,716,998.47 was approved to 5176 farmers in Donegal, the third highest allocation in Ireland.“I welcome the opportunity to discuss these various issues with Minister Creed that are of concern to Donegal’s farmers and I very much look forward to meeting with these local community groups and organisations in an effort to assist them with their concerns.”€30 million UFI fishmeal plant in Killybegs officially opened today was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Top OCJ/OAN videos of 2016

By on December 17, 2019

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Top OCJ/OAN videos of 2016 1. Loudenslager toy tractor collection hopes to continue legacy through saleDon Loudenslager, who passed away at the age of 80 in 2014, spent his last several decades visiting sales and auctions amassing thousands of toy tractors, trucks, and other items. About 95% of the collection was up for sale this summer, with hopes by the family that the toys will be put to use in a positive way for many years to come. Apparently, there were many folks who wanted to check it out. 2. 2016 Corn Harvest Cab Cam — Brandon Monebrake, Preble CountyAlthough many corn yield monitors around Ohio have shown lower than average numbers after a challenging growing season, a few parts of the state were pleasantly surprised with the amount of corn they were taking in this year. Count Preble County farmer Brandon Monebrake among those farmers happy with his 2016 harvest. Ty Higgins dropped in to visit with Monebrake and found more surprises in the cab than the corn yields, including a high-powered way to deal with coyotes. 3. 2016 Ohio State Fair Market Beef ResultsPeople flocked to hear Grand Champion Market Beef exhibitor Brooke Egbert, from Auglaize County, talk about how she pulled off another victory at the Ohio State Fair. Caden Jones from Allen County had the Reserve Champion. 4. 2016 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow ResultsAshton Frey from Upper Sandusky had the Champion Market Barrow and Lea Kimley from South Chaleston had the Reserve Champion Barrow.  5. 2016 Ohio State Fair Junior Goat Show ResultsTaylor Carr from Athens County had the Grand Champion Market Wether and Paige Pence has the Reserve Champion to kick of the 2016 Ohio State Fair junior market shows. read more

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Facing the Two Types of Fears

By on December 9, 2019

first_imgNothing can hold you back from your full potential and achieving your goals quite like fear. Fear can limit your success, stunt your progress and keep all your talents, hopes and dreams so far from reach that you end up taking them to the grave. Whether it is the fear of public speaking, fear of going after something you want, fear of making a fool of yourself, or something else you are afraid of, it can be enough to attack you from all different angles and leave you completely paralyzed. Many of us walk around with fear as the main driver of our destinies! It can dominate every thought, action, and belief that you have at any given time.The good news is that you don’t have to give in to fear and let it run your life. But in order to overcome it, you need to understand what it is, where it comes from and what it takes to face it. Read on to learn about the different types of fears that exist in our lives and how to never let them hold you back again.Innate FearsThe first type of fears are universal, innate fears. Everybody has them on some level because they are born into us – in fact, most of them serve some kind of survival purpose. Innate fears are often around avoiding physical pain or death. Humans are born with a fear of spiders and snakes because we are wired to avoid objects that can harm us, in these cases by biting us and injecting venom into our bodies. No one ever taught you not to fear these creatures. The same goes for being afraid of flying, heights, pitch black darkness or scary dogs. We are wired to understand that these things pose an inherent danger and aren’t safe. As we evolve as a species, some of the fears evolve with us, mostly to protect us from real danger.However, we can also adapt to these fears and even ignore them if we choose. That’s why we’re able to climb mountains, fly planes and train dogs. And at the same time, these innate fears aren’t likely to keep you from success. You aren’t likely to cripple your career with your fear of spiders. So, instead of confronting these fears, you can continue adapting or avoiding, as most humans do.Identity FearsThe second set of fears have also developed with us as we have evolved. These are fears that have to do with your identity. Primarily, they manifest as fears of being judged by others. The fear of public speaking is a great example. At the root of it, you are worried you are going to mess up and embarrass yourself. Other people will see how incompetent you are and you will lose their respect. The fear of being wrong or being rejected stem from the same place. You are embarrassed when you make a mistake because your ego feels shame, which is hard for anyone to accept.The fears around your identity aren’t about physical pain or death, like our innate fears. But you can certainly feel the physical effects of identity fears. Imagining that you will lose the respect of your peers can actually hurt. It can raise your blood pressure, make you feel hot and agitated, make you cry, etc. The emotional and psychological pain that identity fears cause is real – but it doesn’t actually put you in any grave danger.What identity fears all have in common is that they pose a threat to our standing in the community. We live, survive and thrive in tribes. We want to have a firmly established place in our peer group and society because we need to depend on others for companionship, support, survival, etc. Identity fears come from the real danger that you could be ostracized from the tribe. In the past, no one could survive alone in the jungle – so these fears feel like they pose a real threat to our survival.Love and Connection FearsThe final class of fears are those related to love and connection. Although they serve a different purpose, they are really a subset of identity fears. You might fear being alone, being abandoned, or being rejected. Trust issues show up in this category, too. You can fear commitment, which is often a way to protect yourself from ever having to experience rejection or feeling the pain of disappointment. You might also fear intimacy because you fear being hurt. The fears around identity and fears around love and connection can combine and become even more complex, like when a person doesn’t believe they are worthy of love.Stop Fear From Holding You BackThe first step to stopping fear from holding you back is understanding what you are afraid of. Anything you fear falls into one of these categories. If you fear taking an action that you know you need to take, start by asking yourself what it is you really fear.The fears around your identity and love are generally the ones that prevent you from succeeding and being happy.You might say, “I don’t want to publish this blog post because it’s not ready.” But what is the actual fear behind that? You say, “Someone might not like it; it might not be good enough; it might be full of errors, etc.” And what if you’re right? What then? “Someone might share it with other people and point out my errors. They might judge my mistakes. They might think less of me.” They might. So what? Are those mistakes definitely going to keep you from succeeding? Absolutely not. What WILL absolutely keep you from succeeding is not ever publishing anything at all and letting your peers surpass you in your career.Fear will hold you back from all significant accomplishments and victories. There is nothing worth doing that doesn’t strike a little bit of fear in your heart – and this applies to everything, including work, art, love, and simply being alive. There is nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you tried your hardest and gave your all. Don’t let fear stop you from doing that.Fear is your servant. It is here to prevent you from being harmed by real dangers. You cannot allow it to become your master and prevent you from taking the actions you need to take, lest it keeps you from success and happiness. Fear is the number one obstacle you will face in life. It is the most difficult challenge you will ever be put to and the most important one to overcome. Good thing you were born with everything it takes to do this. Essential Reading! 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Jammu and Kashmir Governor perturbed over protests

By on December 3, 2019

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra said on Wednesday that he was “deeply disturbed” by incidents involving students leading to public disorder and called for measures to protect their career.At a meeting with top officials here, he asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take steps to make sure that the students do not get involved in any law and order situation. He also held discussions with Vijay Dhar, president of the D.P. Dhar Memorial Trust, and Khurshid Andrabi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir. Education Minister Altaf Bukhari briefed him.Appeals to studentsMr. Bukhari called for “parental counselling to prevent the youth from going astray and missing out on education”. He appealed to the students to return to classes.“The students should have been busy and involved in academic and co-curricular activities rather being chased by law enforcing agencies on the roads. This is really a dismaying and disturbing situation which needs to be addressed through coordinated and vigilant efforts of teachers, parents and the society,” said Mr. Bukhari. He said the government acted against trespass in Pulwama Degree College on April 15, when 50 students were injured. “We ordered an inquiry and completed it in eight days. We followed it up with tangible action. I fail to understand why the students are still on the streets,” he asked. Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School and Government Women’s College, M.A. Road, will remain closed on Thursday. The students of these institutions clashed with security forces on Tuesday, bringing Lal Chowk to a standstill.Students have been protesting for over three weeks.last_img read more

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