Formula One unveils eight-race schedule in Europe from July 5

first_img“But we know the return of Formula 1 will be a welcome boost to sports fans around the world.”F1 managing director Ross Brawn last month said the Red Bull Ring circuit’s remote location made it a “logical” choice to stage the season’s first two races. ‘Blueprint to follow’With a local airport, the races can be held in an isolated environment, essential in the fight against the pandemic that has killed less than 700 people in Austria, and more than over 375,000 worldwide.”Red Bull have pulled out all the stops to get the Austrian Grand Prix up and running, in order to support a safe start to the Formula One season,” said team principal Christian Horner. “It has been a huge effort by all involved and the two events at the Red Bull Ring will be a blueprint for all other races to follow.He added: “With the first eight races of the calendar now confirmed we have some positive momentum. As a race team and racers, we are excited to get going again and put on a show for our fans.”Silverstone will host two races in Britain on August 2 and 9, with the Spanish Grand Prix set for Barcelona on August 16.The Belgian and Italian Grands Prix will take place on their original dates of August 30 and September 6, completing the European part of the season. Each event will also include the Formula 2 and Formula 3 categories.The blueprint for the rehashed season features further races in Asia and the Americas in September, October and November before finishing in the Gulf in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in December.Officials in Mexico City on Tuesday said the revised program would see the Mexican Grand Prix take place in its scheduled slot between October 30 and November 1.The 2020 season was to have featured a record 22 races, now it is set to be the shortest campaign since 2009 with races in Australia, Monaco, France and the Netherlands cancelled.MotoGP is also expected to release an updated schedule shortly.The first 11 races of the season have been either postponed or cancelled due to the global health crisis. MotoGP organizers Dorna are awaiting Spanish government approval to start the truncated season with back-to-back races at the Jerez circuit in Spain on July 19 and 26.Revised F1 calendar:July 3-5: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)July 10-12: Styrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)July 17-19: Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)July 31-August 2: British Grand Prix (Silverstone)August 7-9: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (Silverstone)August 14-16: Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)August 28-30: Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)September 4-6: Italian Grand Prix (Monza) Last week, the Austrian government sanctioned the season-opening double-header at the Spielberg circuit after F1 organizers “presented a complete and professional plan” to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.The Hungarian Grand Prix will be brought forward to July 19 before a two-week break, followed by consecutive races in Britain and events in Spain, Italy and Belgium. All will likely be run without spectators while participants must adhere to strict safety protocols.Regular health tests will be conducted with the number of team members and race staff at the venue also reduced.”While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do,” said F1 chief executive Chase Carey. The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and July 12 followed by six other grands prix in Europe, the organizers said on Tuesday.Formula One said it hoped to have between 15 and 18 races in total, with the season being completed in December.The F1 season was thrown into chaos with the cancellation of the traditional curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix in March only hours before practice was due to begin as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world. Topics :last_img read more

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Charles R. Rollins

first_imgCharles Robert Rollins, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Charles was born January 3, 1925 in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana to Rueben Hannaniah Rollins and Anna Eliza ( McAllister) Rollins. Charles was in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in France, Germany and the Ardennes.Charles married Hazel Pauline Cutter on July 10, 1948. Charles worked construction for many years including construction of the Markland Dam. He also worked for and retired from Aurora Casket Company as an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Dillsboro American Legion post for 66 years and also a Mason since 1963. He also is a member of the Moores Hill Church of Christ.Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Pauline on June 3, 2002; son, Jerry Wayne, 1952-1952; parents, Reuben and Ann Eliza Rollins; brother, Harold; sisters, Mary Pearl Ascherman, Helen Smith, Betty Taylor, Wanda Pirtle and Patricia Rowlette.Charles is survived by sons: Robert (Beth) of Aurora, IN, Dennis (Kim) of Osgood, IN, Randy (Jerri Lynn) of Moores Hill, IN. and Gerald/Jerry (Penny) of Lawrenceburg, IN, daughters, Connie Hoffman of Rising Sun, IN, Judy Pressley of Aurora, IN, Vikki (Gene) Autry of Milan, IN; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.Friends will be received Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street , Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 pm.Burial will be in the South Sparta Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana with private graveside services.Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Moores Hill Church of Christ, South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars or South Sparta Cemetery. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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UCL: Mourinho inspires Spurs to last 16

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for a third successive year with a brilliant 4-2 comeback win against Olympiacos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge.It had looked like the Greek side were about to ruin Mourinho’s big night as they capitalised on a truly woeful opening 30 minutes by Spurs to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes thanks to goals from Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo.Dele Alli’s reply just before the break proved pivotal as it gave Mourinho’s men a base to produce a fine second-half blitz, with Harry Kane grabbing a brace and Serge Aurier capping a fine performance with the goal of the night.Kane’s double sent him into the record books as he is now the fastest player to 20 Champions League goals, only needing 24 games.The victory, a second in two games for Mourinho, means that Spurs can go to Bayern Munich in a fortnight with their place in the last 16 already secured, though they are unable to top Group B even if they win in Germany.But the manner of their early performance could have the alarm bells ringing for the new boss, who saw his side produce a display that had all the hallmarks of the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.If Spurs thought that the arrival of Mourinho would provide a quick fix then the horror show that was the opening half hour proved how fanciful that idea is.Olimpiacos, without a win in the competition so far, were ruthless enough to capitalise on some gaping holes in the Spurs defence and stunned their hosts by surging into a 2-0 lead after just 20 minutes.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho reacts to Olympiacos taking a 2-0 lead (Adam Davy/PA)With only six minutes on the clock an awful clearance by Danny Rose fell to El Arabi and he was allowed space to drill a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.Son could have equalised when he saw his header saved by Jose Sa, but it was a shambles at the other end and the Greek side doubled their lead from a set-piece as Semedo converted from close range after a corner was flicked on.Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins, who hailed Mourinho as a trailblazer for Portuguese coaches, said that his compatriot may not have had time to fully prepare for this game and he was proved right.Mourinho had seen enough and hauled off defensive midfielder Eric Dier, replacing him with Christian Eriksen, though in truth any of the outfield players could have no complaints if they were the one taken off.Spurs assumed territorial advantage but looked poor going forward as Kane and Son shot off target.In the end it was a defensive error that allowed the hosts to change the complexion of the game in first-half added time.Yassine Meriah will have nightmares about kicking at thin air when Aurier put an innocuous cross in as that allowed the ball to go through to Alli, who had the easiest of tasks inside the six-yard box.That proved a decisive moment in the match as five minutes after the restart Spurs were level.Mourinho, when he was in his second spell at Chelsea, once memorably told a ballboy at Crystal Palace he would be “punched” if he continued to delay returning the ball.But he was in a far more loving mood with one of his own ballboys as the youngster quickly returned the ball to Aurier, whose throw-in set Moura free down the right and his pull back was perfect for Kane to slot home.It gave his side 40 minutes to try and find a winner and they needed 23 of those.The goal came from an unlikely source, but it was a fine finish as Aurier bent a low effort into the bottom corner after Alli’s cross found its way to the back post.Spurs gave themselves breathing space four minutes later as Kane scored his 23rd of the season for club and country.The England captain got on the end of an inviting delivery from Eriksen and headed home in style.Tags: Jose MourinhoTottenhamUCLlast_img read more

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Kinnear: I’m smarter than Toon Army

first_imgJoe Kinnear risked alienating the Newcastle fans further by claiming to have “more intelligence than them”. Press Association He went on: “I heard a silly comment of ‘what can I attract?’ I can open the door to any manager in the world, anyone, that’s the difference. I’ve spent my whole life talking to Alex Ferguson, week in, week out, what would you do? I can pick the phone up at any time of the day and speak to Arsene Wenger, any manager in the league. In all the divisions. “I don’t know what angle they’ve got, if they want to sit down and argue with me… Some are talking out of their backsides, a load of tosh. I’m not accepting it, as simple as that. I have certainly got more intelligence than them, that’s a fact.” Kinnear’s initial announcement caused surprise in the game, giving how his initial spell with Newcastle panned out. While his time in the dugout was ended by a heart attack, results on the field contributed to the club’s relegation from the Premier League. United’s fans have reacted accordingly but Kinnear, who struggled with some Newcastle players’ names as well as Llambias on talkSPORT, added: “I’m a bit surprised. There’s a certain section, exactly the same when I got there. I got over 10,000 letters when I had my heart attack, I felt very proud of that and thought I did an excellent job. “A lot of Geordies are influenced by the media set, because I stood up to 100 journalists that night. It was the same night we beat Tottenham 2-1, the journalists always had it in, many of the Geordie fans were sucked in.” Kinnear went on to defend his record as a manager, adding: “I look at my record and they keep saying to me ‘what did I do?’. Where have these people been, on another planet? I’ve been manager of the year three times, travelled the world as a manager. “This job came up, a responsible job. Already they’re jumping on the bandwagon, ‘watch out Pards’ (United manager Alan Pardew) but that’s the snidey press around that area that have a grudge. I expect it, it’s water off a duck’s a***.” center_img The 66-year-old has spent the last two days confirming he is back at the club as director of football, heading back to St James Park after a short but controversial spell as manager in the 2008-09 season. Newcastle have yet to officially announce the news but their fans have been quick to voice their dissent. When asked by talkSPORT what he would say to unhappy fans, Kinnear said: “To all the fans who don’t agree with this decision, shall I bring (Derek) Llambias (managing director) back in?. What do you want? What do they want?” last_img read more

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Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

first_imgBUCKSPORT — In more ways than one, the Bucksport football team came out Friday with a different look.From their uniforms, which included white pants rather than the usual purple, to the team’s stout defense, which struggled in previous games, this showing was a stark contrast from some of the others Bucksport has had this season. Perhaps that could be attributed to the fact that, during the week leading up to the game, the Golden Bucks changed their approach.In the week following the team’s Sept. 22 road loss to Foxcroft, the Golden Bucks changed things up at their practices. After the team’s third loss in four games, it was time to step up the intensity; time to hit harder and practice with a vengeance.“Between our players and coaches, we all knew we had to change something about the way we practiced,” quarterback Chase Carmichael said. “We were working hard before, but the results weren’t there.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThis time, those results came. Bucksport, as head coach Joel Sankey put it, “played to its potential” Friday night to earn a dominant win over visiting Dexter. The 47-14 victory stopped a two-game losing streak and put the Golden Bucks in position to make another playoff run in a few weeks’ time.After both teams exchanged punts to start the game, Bucksport would score first on the third possession. With 5 minutes, 52 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Carmichael found Keigan Riccard for a long touchdown pass that gave the Golden Bucks a 7-0 lead.A 7-yard pass from Carmichael to Carter Tolmasoff gave the Golden Bucks (2-3) their second score with 6:08 left in the half, and the Golden Bucks quickly forced a turnover on the kickoff to get the ball back. Twenty seconds later, Carmichael threw a 9-yard pass to Riccard to put the home team ahead 20-0.“We got ahead early, and we were tougher on both sides of the ball than we’ve been this year,” Carmichael said. “That came from what we did in practices. They were harder than usual, but they helped us come together more as a team and were a huge reason we did what we did tonight.”Bucksport soon added a fourth touchdown when Tolmasoff caught a short pass over the middle before juking two defenders and running down the left sideline for a 41-yard score to make it 27-0. It wasn’t until Dexter (3-2) ran the ensuing kickoff back that the visitors got on the scoreboard.Bucksport’s Cameron Soper (left), Keigan Riccard (middle) and Carter Tolmasoff celebrate a touchdown during the second half of a high school football game against Dexter on Sept. 29 in Bucksport. The Golden Bucks won the game 47-14 to snap a two-game losing streak. RICK MCHALE PHOTOBoth defenses forced stops on their first two possessions of the second half. With 4:31 left in the third quarter, Tolmasoff scored his third touchdown of the night on a 45-yard punt return.“I didn’t think they would kick it to me,” Tolmasoff said. “It looked like it was going to go out of bounds, but I picked it up, got some great blocks and was able to take it all the way.”Bucksport added two more touchdowns after back-to-back onside kick recoveries to take a 47-8 lead and push the game to running time with a minute to go in the third quarter. Dexter scored the final touchdown with 3:39 left, but it was a mere footnote in a resounding win for the Golden Bucks.In its four previous games, Bucksport’s defense had given up an average of 41 points. This time, it didn’t allow a touchdown until Dexter finally found the end zone against the Golden Bucks’ backups.With the win, Bucksport finds itself in a position similar to the one in which it found itself when the team earned a Week 5 win after a 1-3 start last year. If they can run the table for the second year in a row, the Golden Bucks will likely earn the No. 2 seed in Class D North and a bye in the playoffs.The team’s next game is at home against Washington Academy (4-1) tomorrow, Oct. 6. A win in that game would put the Golden Bucks at 3-3 with their only remaining games against Mount View and Stearns/Schenck, two of the bottom-three teams in the class.“This is still just one win,” Tolmasoff said. “Like our coaches said, we have to practice like we want to play, and that means going back Monday and working just as hard as we did tonight.” Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Other Sports India lose 2-5 to Australia to lose two-match Test series 2-0

first_img Perth: The Indian men’s hockey team ended their tour Down Under with a 2-5 loss to world no.2 Australia in the fifth and final match in Perth on Friday. Trent Mitton (11th and 24th minutes), Flynn Ogilvie (3rd), Blake Govers (28th) and Tim Brand (43rd) scored for the hosts while Nilakanta Sharma (12th) and Rupinderpal Singh (53rd) registered their names on the scoresheet for India.     The visitors had the opening chance in the match, but it was cleared by Eddie Ockenden, while on the counter Australia forced Indian goalkeeper Krishan Pathak to make a brilliant save towards his left side as deflected it outside for a long corner. The following seconds saw Australia score the opening goal of the match in the 3rd minute as Ogilvie managed to get the final touch.      The 8th minute saw Mandeep Singh win a penalty corner for India, but the resulting execution was wasted as Nilakanta Sharma could not trap the ball properly. This meant Australia broke on the counter but only for Rupinderpal Singh to return back and clear the ball away. Australia won their first penalty corner in the 10th minute, but the shot was blocked by India, and cleared away. highlights      However, the next minute saw India play out a loose ball from the back which was lost by Gurinder Singh, and it was Australia’s Mitton who took advantage as he found himself in space on the left flank and fired the ball past Pathak to make it 2-0. However, India were quick to respond as Gursahibjit played a pass into the circle from the left flank, and it was Indian midfielder Nilakanta who got the last touch to put the ball into the back of the net, and pull a goal back in the 12th minute.     The first few minutes of the second quarter were quiet for both the teams, but it was India who found the opening chance in the 19th minute when Mandeep Singh’s deflection went over the bar.India maintained possession in the second quarter and had another chance in the 23rd minute when Vivek Sagar Prasad played a quick ball into the circle, but Mandeep could not collect it. Mitton found himself in a great position on the right side of the striking circle as Joshua Simmonds played a great pass to him, and Mitton turned and fired the ball past PR Sreejesh into the back of the net to make it 3-1 after 24 minutes.      In the 29th minute, Gurinder Singh was dubiously fined for a push inside the 16-yard line by the umpire, and the resulting penalty corner saw Blake Govers fire a shot past Sreejesh’s left side into the back of the net to make it 4-1 at the half-time.     The third quarter saw Australia maintain possession but were not able to create any opportunities in the opening few minutes.      The 40th minute saw Blake Govers run down the right flank beating a few defenders but could not keep his shot on target, while on the other end, India struggled to stitch passes together.     In the 43rd minute, Armaan Qureshi had a glorious chance to score India’s second goal but Johan Durst made a fine save on his left side, and it was Australia who managed to score on the counter as Tim Brand pushed the ball past Pathak to make it 5-1 with just one quarter to play.     India needed to score heavily in the last quarter and they tried to create chances but the Australian defence made sure that they did not give them space in the circle.      It was only in the 53rd minute that India managed to score their second goal as Rupinderpal converted a penalty corner as he fired the ball past Durst’s left side to make it 5-2. The Indian team tried to create a few more chances in the remaining minutes, but could not score. India had lost the first match against Austtralia.India had performed well in the warm-up game against Australia A.Gurinder Singh and Rupinderpal Singh scored for India in this game. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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‘Nationals’ set for November 17 – 22 at three venues

first_imgONE week, three venues, one big championship! …That’s the theme of the 59th annual National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championship, set for November 17-22.The event, which was launched yesterday in the Bertram Hamilton Auditorium of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, will be held at the National Park, the National Aquatic Centre and the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora with student/athletes from 15 districts competing.The general consensus by stakeholders is that the 2019 edition of the event would be “bigger and better.”It was also announced that President David Granger is the Patron of this year’s event.Marcel Hutson, Chief Education Officer said “These championships, at the Ministry of Education, we do not take them lightly, for several reasons. There are some who would like to believe that these championships are planned as just a season for some people to maybe enjoy some time and there are different views about what happens during this period.But I want to say, from the inception, that these championships are well-organised and orchestrated because of the benefits that they bring to our students.”Mark Lyte, president of the Guyana Teachers’ Union said, “The Guyana Teachers’ Union plays a very important role in ensuring that we arrive at this stage, the National Championships. As you would know, we just do not wake up one morning and say we’re going to have a National Championships.We would have started in September observing the various schools with their Inter-House Athletics Championships, which then moved into the Inter-School and Inter-Zone Championships.I’m proud to inform that in all our districts– the 15 districts that would be participating in these championships–we have concluded the Inter-Zone Championships and we are ready to commence the National Championships.Our Secretariat is in place and presently doing registration from the different Districts. We believe that we are ready to observe a championship with a difference.”Coretta McDonald, General Secretary– Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) stated, “I need to emphasise that we’re going to be starting on time, so if you’re not there, we will start without you. If a District is not there, we will start without that District because we need to manage our time properly.I know you would have gotten accustomed to us running very late into Friday evening (the final day of the championships) and then into the night, but let me assure you that this year we’re not going to be going into Friday night for the closing of the championships, which means that our events are going to be on time.”Aaliyah Rodrigues of Hits and Jams Entertainment said, “On behalf of Hits and Jams, Guyana Carnival and HJ Radio, it’s a pleasure to be here. It’s amazing to see the Ministry of Education collaborating with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (and) helping students to realise their full potential as an athlete. Not only can sports be seen as entertainment, but it also promotes physical and psychological advantages.”Troy Peters, Communications Manager– Banks DIH Limited stated, “I bring greetings from the management and staff of Banks DIH Limited to you– the organisers– and the competitors of the 59th National Schools’ Championships. Banks DIH is happy to fulfil its corporate social responsibility by partnering with other key stakeholders, but our relationship with the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers’ Union goes from the inception of this event.”(Newsroom)last_img read more

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Spain Boss Considers Bench Role for de Gea

first_imgThe story comes from Spanish outlet AS and is given credence as the journalist responsible, Joaquin Maroto, is said to have close ties to Hierro and is with the squad in Russia.It is suggested that after leaking five goals in just three games, only one fewer than in 2014 when La Roja, as reigning champions, crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage, Kepa will have a chance to play and breathe fresh confidence into the side.Finding a place in midfield for Nacho, typically a defender comfortable anywhere across the back four, could be a more important step towards solving Spain’s defensive frailty – the team leaked two goals against a Morocco team already eliminated on Monday night.The 28-year-old, who scored a quite marvellous goal against Portugal as a right back, would be partnering Sergio Busquets in the centre of midfield to give Spain extra solidity.Spain’s game against Russia will take place in Moscow on 1st July.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ​Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could be dropped by Spain coach Fernando Hierro for the World Cup knockout stages, with the new boss also reportedly considering giving a midfield role for Real Madrid defender Nacho for the upcoming last 16 clash with Russia.Old Trafford hero De Gea made a high profile error in Spain’s opening game against Portugal in which he failed to stop a straightforward effort from Cristiano Ronaldo.That mistake led to heavy criticism from the Spanish public, with half of voters in one online poll in Spain asking for Hierro to hands the gloves to backup option Kepa Arrizabalaga instead. De Gea kept his place for the remaining group games, but could now be thinking about a change.last_img read more

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Jamaica’s crime rate soars

first_imgThe crime in Jamaica continues to rise and has claimed over 15,000 lives since January 1, this year.A total of 1,500 people have been murdered in Jamaica so far this year, including 51 children, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Serious and Violence Review. This compares to a total of 1,350 people who were murdered in that country last year.Majority of victims are maleThe figures show that nearly 1,400 men have been murdered in Jamaica January leaving many households now without a father or a male figure.According to the JCF data, 1,350 males have so far been killed this year due to violence. The data also revealed that between 2013 and this year 5,328 men have been murdered in Jamaica, while 569 women and 236 children died violently during the four year period.The data also reveal 51 children have been murdered this year, as compared with 37 last year.Guns the main weaponThe JCF figures show that guns have been used in 82 per cent of the killings here, with 1,228 people killed by the gun; 106 by knife; 44 by machete and 113 by other implements.Murder at funeralMeanwhile, two people were shot and killed after gunmen opened fire during a funeral service at a church in East Kingston Sunday.The gunmen shot at least nine people.Media reports said that three armed men arrived at the Kings Chapel on Sunday and opened fire at persons standing in the church yard.There are reports one of the gunmen was held and severely beaten by residents and is now under police guard at hospital.The mourners were attending the funeral service for Romaine White, otherwise called “Boisey”, who was fatally stabbed in the capital on November 29.No one has been held for his murder.last_img read more

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