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first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp RECORD PRODUCTION FROM RIO MINING giant Rio Tinto yesterday said it produced record quantities of iron ore in the past quarter as China’s insatiable appetite for raw materials boosted demand. The Anglo-Australian group said it produced 47.6m tonnes of the ore in the three months to September. It also reported record production of alumina and coking coal. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Thursday 14 October 2010 9:25 pm Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Swedish inflation remains static

first_img Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:58 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Swedish inflation remains static Share March CPI data for Sweden remained unchanged as predicted at 2.9 per cent on a year-on-year basis, while inflation worsened in Germany as the CPI was unexpectedly revised up to 2.3 per cent year-on-year, the fastest pace of price increases in 29 months. KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

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‘Race and Change’ author coming to Apopka for Black History Month

first_img Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The VOICE of Black History MonthThe Farmworker Association of Florida and Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) are co-hosting an event for Black History Month on February 12th in Apopka at the HCC south campus on Hawthorne.  The featured speaker is Dr. Kitty Oliver who will do a presentation/program. The program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Oliver is a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. She has been featured on CNN news, “Black in America,” for her race relations work. She is also president of Kitty O. Enterprises, Inc., a cultural diversity consulting firm based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and director of the new Race and Change Initiative at Florida Atlantic University.  A native Floridian, she specializes in books, television and radio documentaries, and literary performances which explore race and ethnic issues in innovative ways. She has produced landmark research documenting the state’s mushrooming diversity that has become a mirror of American society and speaks widely on African American history.She pioneered the cross-cultural “Race and Change” research project in South Florida that has expanded to Ghana, West Africa. The work has resulted in an historical archive of oral histories on race, a multimedia website on race, and consulting for historical, tourism, social service, and government organizations.Her public television and video productions are used widely by schools and libraries She is producer and host of the 10-part series “Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives”, airing on WBEC-TV. In addition, she produces videos, podcasts, and blogs on race and ethnic relations and changes across generations. She is a lecturer and workshop leader on creative nonfiction writing techniques and memoir writing, and a professional jazz singer. She conducts community oral history field work and is a member of the Oral History Association. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSBlack History MonthFarmworkers Association of FloridaHope CommUnity Center Previous articleSeminole County Sheriff’s Office asking for help in Hunt Club burglariesNext articleThe transformation of the Super Bowl ad experience Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Transnistrian communists demand: End the witch-hunt in Moldova!

first_imgEditor’s note: Transnistria is an independent republic that broke away from Moldova following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It maintains many of the traditions of Soviet times, including the hammer and sickle flag. The right-wing junta in Ukraine, backed by Washington, has threatened military action against Russian peacekeepers in Transnitria and has been building up forces in neighboring Odessa. This Aug. 6 statement by the Central Committee of the Transnistrian Communist Party was translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield.The policy of the authorities of the Republic of Moldova continues to amaze with its inconsistency.Just a few days after the formation of the new Parliamentary coalition with the hackneyed, but nevertheless pretentious name “Alliance for European Integration,” the repressive state machine of the RM showed the price of its declared “European values.”On July 31, police armed with guns and “enhanced” by soldiers of private security companies destroyed the “Liberty Township” tent city in the center of Chișinău, where a group of civic activists protested against the steep rise in the price of public utilities tariffs in the country. The harsh attack was greatly revealing — using brute physical force toward peaceful protesters.Adding another dimension of ambiguity to this situation, on the day of the dispersal of “Liberty Township,” the Prime Minister of Moldova, speaking on television, actually recognized the fair demands of the protesters, pointing to the groundlessness of the increase in gas tariffs.Thus, the actions of the police and mercenaries of the oligarchs can be regarded only as an attempt by the authorities to intimidate dissatisfied people. The next attempt by peaceful activists to draw the attention of the anti-people government to Moldovan society’s problems could end up, presumably, with protesters “who burned themselves,” as has happened in “pro-European” Ukraine. [Translator’s note: This refers to the May 2, 2014, massacre of anti-fascist protesters by neo-Nazis at the Odessa House of Trade Unions. Kiev authorities subsequently claimed the victims were responsible.]Noteworthy by their conspicuous silence are the principal “beacons of democracy” — the ambassadors of the United States and the EU member states, as well as representatives of numerous European institutions in Moldova. What happened in the center of Chișinău was a gross violation of fundamental freedoms of individuals and citizens, which they all chose to overlook, revealing at the same time one of the principal features of the modern colonial system, where the infamous “human rights” promoted by America and Europe do not mean the same thing in, for example, Moldova or Ukraine.All of this once again convinces Transnistrian society of the correctness of the choice made 25 years ago to build their own state. As in 1990, Transnistrians have no confidence in the “pro-European” politicians from Chișinău, whose level of hypocrisy is even greater than that of their Western masters.The Transnistrian Communist Party expresses its abhorrence of the treacherous dispersal of peaceful protests and harassment of opposition activists in Moldova. We demand an end to the “witch-hunt” that has flared up with renewed vigor! We call on the authorities in Chișinău to abandon the policy of double standards, at least in relation to their professed “European values”!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Finance Chair Says TPP Can Spark U.S. Economy

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Finance Chair Says TPP Can Spark U.S. Economy Finance Chair Says TPP Can Spark U.S. Economy By Andy Eubank – Apr 24, 2013 SHARE SHARE Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus says Congress must capitalize on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to benefit from the past pace of economic growth in many Asian economies, boost U.S. exports and create jobs. The GDP of nearly all of the Asia-Pacific economies grew faster than the U.S. growth rate of 1.8-percent in 2011. More than half of them actually enjoyed growth above the world average of 3.8-percent. Asia’s share of world imports grew from 18.5-percent in 1983 to 30.9-percent in 2011. According to Baucus – the TPP is the best way for the U.S. to share in that growth. The Montana Senator says Japan’s inclusion in the talks represents a significant step towards a more unified Pacific region and an opportunity to build on recent progress breaking down that country’s barriers to trade. Among other things – Baucus says the TPP agreement must address unscientific barriers to U.S. agriculture products.During a Finance Committee hearing on the TPP – Baucus also said he is working to renew Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance. Baucus hopes to introduce a bipartisan bill by June.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants 4/24/2013 Market Closing Comments with Gary WilhelmiNext articleReport Shows Benefits of Biotech Crops to Farmers and Environment Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Justice long time coming for Shane’s family

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print Reacting to the conviction of John Dundon for the murder of Shane Geoghegan, Independent city councillor John Gilligan said: “they said that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time but how could you be in the wrong place at the wrong time if you are a hundred yards from your own house.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It simply goes to show the complete callousness of the people who sent other people out to kill”.“I’m absolutely delighted. I had spoken to the gardai at the time and they said that they weren’t going to just get the person who pulled the trigger, what they were looking for was the people who pointed the finger. These people were equally as guilty if not more so and today’s sentence will reflect that,” added the former mayor.“Justice has been done and is seen to be done – it was a long time coming for the family and a long time coming on behalf of the people of Limerick city”.The Independent Councillor who was mayor during some of the city’s most violent incidents insisted Shane Geoghegan must be remembered as a decent hardworking person who was loved by all who met him.“I don’t want to remember him in conjunction with the scumbags who murdered him,” the former Mayor said.Cllr Gilligan said John Dundon’s conviction for the murder of an innocent young man, reinforces how Limerick people “will no longer cow down under gun law for anybody.“For far too long the name of Limerick was besmirched by these people and it seemed to become synonymous with the whole question of crime and violence particularly gun law.”He said the crime situation in Limerick has altered dramatically in a short number of years.“When John Fitizgerald came to Limerick city the first thing he insisted before any regeneration took place was that we were short 100 gardai. We got 100 gardai, they took on the task with renewed vigour and I’m delighted to say it is now accepted that they have smashed all the major drug gangs in Limerick.“You will always have problems where you have illicit drugs but Limerick city has now become one of the safest cities in Europe and that’s due to the extra gardai. You can’t have policing on the cheap it simply doesn’t work…”Limerick’s most senior garda, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan presented figures to a recent meeting of the joint policing committee revealing the huge crackdown on serious crime and highlighting how Limerick city has not witnessed a murder in more than 19 months.Stressing the importance of an adequately resourced police force Cllr Gilligan warned there are other criminals “equally as vicious waiting in the wings”.“Unless we actually have the police force who are there in numbers and who are sufficiently motivated there are other people waiting in the wings. One has gone away today but there are other people waiting to take their place who would be equally as vicious if we allowed them to do it, but we are not going to allow them to do it and quite determined of that.”Chairman of the Joint Policing Committee in Limerick, Councillor Michael Hourigan, said the murder of Shane Geogheghan created outrage in the city.“People were so shocked by what happened. Shane Geogheghan represented all that was good about Limerick,” he said.The Fine Gael Councillor paid tribute to the work of gardai in bringing closure to the case and said the bravery of the witnesses involved must also be acknowledged.“That will actually reassure the people of Limerick that people are not afraid to go into the court and stand up and be counted and we need that message to go out to the people involved in criminal activity that the ordinary citizens of Limerick city and ordinary people are prepared to say their piece in the court,” he said.Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea said that he has long praised the gardai in Limerick and added that they are “probably the most successful force in the world” in tackling serious crime. He added that Limerick was now a much safer place.In echoing the praise and diligence of An Garda Siochana and Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan for bringing the murderers to justice, Kieran Ryan, a founding member of the Shane Geoghegan Trust, said that even the guilty verdict is “scant consolation to the family and friends who lost Shane in a mindless act of violence”.Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kathleen Leddin said the verdict brought closure to a difficult and prolonged campaign for justice by the family and friends of Shane Geoghegan, “a much loved, honest and respected member of the local community”.“Shane represented all that is good about our local community by making a difference to the lives of others. His death was mourned not only here in Limerick, but across the country and further afield,” she said.After waiting 1,739 days since his murder, the Geoghegan family along with his mother Mary, brother Anthony, fiancée Jenna and the people of Limerick who were shocked and appalled at the callous killing have answers as to who shot Shane Geoghegan and who ordered the hit.He may have “deeply regretted” the death of the rugby player, but John Dundon is set to appeal the verdict as he believes it is a tissue of lies.However, murderers Barry Doyle and John Dundon are now serving life sentences and Limerick city is a much safer place in its wake but the grief of the killing will always remain. TAGSApril CollinsJohn DundonMusic LimerickShane Geoghegan Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtJustice long time coming for Shane’s familyBy Staff Reporter – August 15, 2013 781 Twitter Previous article24-hour garda protection for April CollinsNext articleAfter Dark – ‘Grease’ Night in aid of Milford Hospice Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedinlast_img read more

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DC mansion murders: A look at the evidence that helped convict the killer

first_imgU.S. Dept. of Justice(WASHINGTON) —  ABC News has obtained police evidence photos and video, some of which is being made public for the first time, used to help convict the man accused in the brutal 2015 murder of three family members and their housekeeper in a Washington, D.C., mansion.Amy, Savvas and Philip Savopoulos and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were killed in May 2015 in the family’s multimillion-dollar home in an elite neighborhood in the nation’s capital.The four were found in the home after it had been set on fire. Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos were pronounced dead at the scene. Figueroa was given CPR and transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.Daron Wint was convicted on charges of murder, kidnapping, burglary, extortion, arson and theft Thursday. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.Wint was on trial for seven weeks for the home invasion and brutal killings. During the trial, his defense team claimed that his brothers had committed the murders while he unknowingly remained downstairs. Wint’s brother Darrell Wint testified against him and provided an alibi for the timeframe of the crime. He has not been charged in the case.ABC News obtained evidence photos from inside the Savopouloses’ mansion, surveillance video of Wint, a 911 call made the day of the house fire and other pieces of evidence presented during Wint’s trial.Beginning on May 13, 2015, the victims were held captive overnight as the adults were bound to chairs, beaten with a baseball bat and strangled. An autopsy found that the couple’s 10-year-old son, Philip, had been killed by “thermal and sharp-force injuries.” He was found in his bedroom.Investigators said the fire in the home had been started in Philip’s bedroom. Amy Savopoulos’ Porsche was found burning in a church parking lot in neighboring Prince George’s County, Maryland, the same afternoon as the bodies were discovered.Wint was tied to the scene after investigators found DNA evidence off a half-eaten pizza found in the home. After a nationwide manhunt, police found him on May 20, 2015, stopping his car near the Maryland-D.C. border. In it, they found “a large stack of what appeared to be $100 bills” and money orders, according to court documents.Savvas Savopoulos’ assistant Jordan Wallace testified that his boss had left him a voicemail the night before the murders, asking him to go to Savopoulos’ office the following morning for a package.Among the evidence obtained by ABC News is a surveillance video showing Wallace and Savopoulos’ colleague in a bank the next morning, May 14, 2015, as the colleague withdraws a large amount of money. Wallace says that per Savopoulos’ instructions, he then drove to the family’s home and left a package containing $40,000 on the seat of one of the cars parked in the family’s garage.Evidence photos include images of the box that held the pizza tied to Wint, a baseball bat with what appeared to be blood located in the bedroom where three of the victims were found, the remains of Amy Savopoulos’ car and the mansion after the fire had been extinguished.Prosecutors insist Wint acted alone. Wint’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Authorities seize 20 tons of cannabis in massive California bust

first_imgSanta Barbara County Sheriffs Office(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Around 350,000 plants and 20 tons of processed cannabis have been seized by a sheriff in California.The bust was so massive, it took authorities four days to complete, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, which directed the Cannabis Compliance Team to conduct the seizure earlier this month.Complaints from the public, as well as tips provided to the sheriff’s office, prompted a two-month investigation into the cultivation site that lead to the bust, according to authorities.Four search warrants were obtained for an agricultural property located northwest of Santa Barbara, where officials found cannabis growing on 40 acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.It took a 35-person team composed of detectives, investigators and wildlife officers to complete the operation, according to officials.Authorities are now looking for the owner of the property, who has not yet been identified.Officials are also looking into potential fraudulently obtained cannabis licenses, as well as possible illegal cannabis sales.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Superintendent at Soldiers’ Home did not keep officials in the dark, attorney says

first_imgBarry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) — The superintendent of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a state-run facility where more than 90 veteran residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, did not keep anyone “in the dark” about the growing crisis inside, according to his attorney.Attorney William Bennett repeatedly insisted on Tuesday that suspended Superintendent Bennett Walsh took several steps to notify state and local officials about the growing rate of COVID-19 infections among veterans.But Bennett said Walsh’s requests for medical assistance for the facility were denied.Walsh was placed on paid administrative leave on March 30 after state officials visited the facility.“For anyone to suggest that he covered up, concealed or tried to hide a public health crisis, affecting the veterans he was committed to serve, is a slander of his good name,” Bennett said.Bennett is Walsh’s uncle and the former Hampden County district attorney.As of Tuesday, 92 veteran residents have died during the pandemic, nearly 40 percent of the veterans who were residing in the facility when the virus first struck the home in March, according to the state’s Office of Health and Human Services. Seventy-six of the deceased residents tested positive for COVID-19, 15 tested negative, and one death remains unknown, according to the office.An additional 75 veteran residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the office.Questions as to what went wrong inside the facility are being probed in four separate investigations, including an independent investigation ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker and a federal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Baker said Tuesday the independent investigation should be completed soon.Employees had previously told ABC News that a failure in leadership was part of the reason for the haphazard response to the virus.At a press conference Tuesday, Bennett displayed several documents that he said showed the steps Walsh took to keep state and local officials informed of the situation.Walsh was first informed on March 21 about one of the veterans testing positive, and he informed the Secretary of Veteran’s Services on the same day, according to Bennett. The next day, other state officials were notified through a Critical Incident Report, Bennett said.After more veterans tested positive in the following days, and one veteran suspected of having COVID-19 died, Bennett said Walsh realized that additional help was needed. Walsh then requested medical assistance from the National Guard, according to Bennett.“By March 27, the crisis caused by the coronavirus had erupted at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home,” Bennett said. Yet later that same afternoon, Walsh was informed that his request for National Guard assistance was denied, according to Bennett.Bennett claimed that state officials told Walsh that he was “prohibited” from issuing public comments without prior approval, and were “livid” that Walsh had spoken to local officials about the outbreak. He went on to claim that a conversation between Walsh and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse triggered an “unusually heated response” from the superintendent’s superiors, which he believes led to Walsh’s suspension.Walsh referred ABC News to Bennett for comment.A statement released by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which has been leading the governor’s response to the Soldiers’ Home deaths, didn’t directly address any of the allegations made by Bennett, but cited the governor’s ongoing investigation.“The tragic situation at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home is a reminder of the insidious nature of COVID-19, a virus that is having a devastating impact in our communities and long-term care facilities,” the statement said. “The circumstances that led to the heartbreaking situation at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home — including management and oversight — are the subject of a full and impartial investigation ordered by the Governor, led by Attorney Mark Pearlstein.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles

first_img Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport View post tag: US Navy American defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract to build Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) designed to transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged.Under the terms of the $166 million U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, Lockheed Martin will, together with Submergence Group, build as many as three DCS vehicles over the next five years.Lockheed Martin says these vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.The vehicles will weigh more than 30 tons, be launched from surface ships, and be able to travel long distances underwater.Currently, personnel transiting underwater use the SDV to reach their final destination – the personnel are in dive gear and exposed to the undersea environment. DCS allows the personnel to get closer to their destination before they enter the water, and be more effective upon arrival.“These reliable undersea vehicles will protect personnel, ensure they arrive ready to execute their mission, and return them safely,” Erika Marshall, general manager and program director at Lockheed Martin’s site in Palm Beach.Work will be performed in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Palm Beach County, Florida. July 22, 2016 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Lockheed Martin Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport last_img read more

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