Trojan Grappler Kyle Krummen Wraps Up Season At State Finals

first_imgEast Central Trojan Wrestler Kyle Krummen was defeated in the Opening Round of The State Finals by undefeated Will Nunn of Castle (42-0) via pinfall at 3:43 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Kyle wraps up his Junior season at 27-11.Congratulations to Kyle on an outstanding season!last_img

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Multiple agencies battle brush fires

first_imgDearborn County, In. — Firefighters from Sunman, Lawrenceburg, Greendale, Manchester and Bright assisted the Miller-York Volunteer Fire Department with several brush fires Tuesday. No word on a cause and no damage estimate is available.last_img

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Evra: Wait until end of season

first_img It has given those who feel the Red Devils will struggle without Sir Alex Ferguson some food for thought and Evra underlined what United are capable of. “People always write Manchester United off,” he said. “They said the same things last year. In the end we won the league by 13 points. “Wait until the end of the season. “We are strong. We have mentally strong characters. “Every year is a challenge playing for Manchester United. It is never easy because when you put that shirt (on) you have the story of the club to consider. “We have to show we love this club.” A veteran of five Premier League title-winning campaigns, Evra’s hunger for honours remains strong. Patrice Evra has warned Manchester United’s critics to wait until the end of the season before jumping to conclusions about them. United head to Tottenham on Sunday seven points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal following the disappointing draw at Cardiff last weekend. Yet they do so buoyed by an amazing Champions League performance in midweek when they slammed five goals past Bayer Leverkusen without reply in what David Moyes described as the best display since he took charge. The 32-year-old takes comfort from the knowledge that despite winning only half of their Premier League games so far this season, only Arsenal have shown the consistency expected of title contenders. “If you calculate it, we drew against Southampton and Cardiff and were beaten at home by West Brom. If we had won those matches we would be top of the league,” he said. “That is why we are frustrated and upset. “Of course others haven’t taken advantage but I only look at Manchester United. “It doesn’t matter that other teams have dropped points. The most important thing is that Manchester United don’t.” Moyes now faces a tricky selection dilemma. Marouane Fellaini will certainly be available after suspension, whilst prior to the win in Germany, Moyes spoke optimistically about the speed Nemanja Vidic and Robin van Persie will be available for first-team duties after recent fitness issues. Leaving anyone out after recording a winning margin bettered by United only once in a European away game in their entire history would be harsh though. However, the big call would be whether to recall Van Persie should the Dutchman be available. For all his outstanding form last year, Van Persie has not reached the same level this term and both Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa excelled at the Bay Arena, leading to a school of thought Moyes would be better leaving things as they are for now. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The NATIVE Partners Nike, Releases ILÉ Jersey

first_imgAs football is about the only revered sport that unites Nigerians, an Africa-first culture platform for millennials, The NATIVE, has partnered with globally recognised athletic performance brand, Nike, to release a limited-edition football jersey heavily influenced by the Nigerian culture.According to a statement by the firm Thursday, The NATIVE x Nike exclusive football jersey embodies the heart and soul of the football culture in Nigeria, acknowledging both the streets of Lagos where the sport prevails and the national football team in the design, with the area code (+234) printed on one arm, and The NATIVE logo on the other.It said the white lines on the jersey represent tire marks referencing the streets of Lagos, the eagle crest references the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, and ‘ILÉ’, the Yoruba word for ‘home’ that appears on the back of the jersey unites the local and diaspora Nigerian community. It stated further that the pre-release of the jersey’s last December in Lagos, before the global release in January 25th, 2019 further highlights the cultural importance of football for Nigerians and the origin of The NATIVE who carry Lagos proudly on their back.The co-founders of The NATIVE, Seni Saraki and TeeZee, are both passionate about the sport and the relevance of ball to life.TeeZee is responsible for the popular Lagos semi-pro Thursday Night Football league, while Saraki has a football academy in Kwara State, North-central Nigeria.“We wanted to create something that wouldn’t look out of place on the field and in the club. In Nigeria, the football shirt has always been a vital piece in anyone’s wardrobe.“Taking inspiration from Adire (traditional Nigerian clothing) and the street football culture with the tire marks, we wanted to create a jersey that felt like home, which was why we had a pre-release last December in Lagos, our home, before the global release,” Saraki said.The limited-edition jersey will be available for purchase from Friday, January 25.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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After standout game against Pittsburgh, Sharpe named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

first_img Published on October 8, 2012 at 11:54 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Syracuse defensive end Brandon Sharpe is the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Week after a dominant, breakout performance on Friday night against Pittsburgh.The senior was an absolute force on the Orange’s front four, finishing with seven tackles, including four sacks of Panthers quarterback Tino Sunseri. Six of his tackles were for a loss of 45 yards.In a game where Syracuse’s defense put on a clinic while the team’s offense shut down after the first quarter, Sharpe was a major factor in Pittsburgh’s paltry 27 rushing yards.Sharpe was largely responsible for ending Pittsburgh’s final drive of the game.With the score at 14-13, Sunseri and the Panthers’ offense were marching down the field midway through the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh got to Syracuse’s 17, but then Sharpe came up with a huge sack of Sunseri for a loss of 15 yards for the Panthers. That led to a 2nd-and-25 for Pitt, and a sack from Brandon Reddish that took Pitt back another nine yards and an incomplete pass from Sunseri finished off the drive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is Sharpe’s first season as a starter. The most total tackles he’s ever had in one season is 20. He already has 17 through five games this season.Sharpe is second in the Big East in sacks, and third in tackles for loss. He’s also 12th in the nation in sacks, and tied for 23rd in the nation in tackles for loss.On an already strong defensive line, Sharpe broke out Friday to give the Orange a dominant defensive effort. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Justice Scalia defends view of the Constitution

first_imgU.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia discussed his philosophy of Constitutional originalism and how it can be applied to modern cases at the Gould School of Law’s 2012 Justice Lester W. Roth Lecture on Tuesday.Scalia explained originalism as interpreting the Constitution as the framers intended it, instead of reading new meaning into the document.U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at the Gould School of Law about his philosophy of interpreting the Constitution as the framers intended. – Photo courtesy of Mikel HealeyHis ideological opponents believe the Constitution is a living document that changes over time to reflect an evolving society.“The living Constitution — I hate it,” Scalia said. “The enduring Constitution, that is what I’m defending.”One of the key pieces of logic behind his philosophy, Scalia said, is that scholars don’t read new meaning into the text of other historical documents or pieces of literature.“When we read Shakespeare, we have a glossary,” Scalia said. “We don’t think the words have changed there, so why do we think they have changed in the Constitution?”The Justice, however, said he sees why his opponents wish to believe the Constitution can change.“It’s a very seductive philosophy,” Scalia said. “It’s wonderful to think whatever you are passionate about — abortion, the death penalty, homosexual sodomy — is in the Constitution.”Though that perspective can be tempting, it would distort the objectivity of the Supreme Court, he said.“If you find what the original meaning of the Constitution is, I am handcuffed,” Scalia said. “I cannot do the nasty conservative things I would like to do to the people.”A loose interpretation of the law is a recent phenomenon, Scalia said. He said this philosophy allowed justices starting with the Warren Court to tamper with the meaning of the law while still appearing objective.“In the old days, they distorted the Constitution in the good old-fashioned way — they lied about it,” Scalia said.While few lawyers or judges have as strong of a view of originalism as Scalia, many said his beliefs have still made an impact on the profession.“There is no other justice who has had as much influence on the way we lawyers see the law,” Dean Robert Rasmussen of the Gould School of Law said.Students also said hearing Scalia defend his school of thought in person was a valuable experience.“I don’t necessarily agree with him, but it was great to hear about originalism from one of the leaders of that school of thought,” law student Danielle Warner said.Not all students in the audience, however, had such a positive viewpoint.“I think it is troubling to have such a rigid, black and white perspective on issues, especially for someone who is supposed to be inherently objective,” law student Blanca Hernandez said.Despite some disagreement with Scalia’s strong beliefs, most appreciated the opportunity to hear from such a prominent figure.“It’s really cool USC Gould School of Law attracts Supreme Court justices, but at the same time he makes it sound so easy,” law student Ryan McDonald said.Though many may disagree with his philosophy, Scalia said he remains a strong originalist because of what is really important: protecting the meaning of the Constitution.“What’s the use of adopting a Bill of Rights if it doesn’t mean anything except what future generations want it to mean?” Scalia said.last_img read more

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USC awards $100,000 to LAPD Cadets

first_imgUSC awarded the Los Angeles Police Department Cadet Leadership Program a $100,000 grant at an outdoor ceremony on Wednesday morning.In training · Candidates for the Los Angeles Police Department Cadet Leadership Program must be between ages 13 and 20, have high scholastic achievement and good moral character. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe LAPD Cadets is a youth outreach program designed to enrich the lives of L.A. youth and teach them good character and leadership skills. The Cadet Leadership Program is offered at all 21 community police stations throughout Los Angeles as well as a few specialty programs such as the metropolitan and communications divisions.President C.L. Max Nikias made the opening remarks introducing LAPD First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger on a stage standing next to lines of the cadets in their light blue uniforms.“The USC community is happy to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with such an amazing leader,” Nikias said of Paysinger.Paysinger, the author of the department’s “Youth First” campaign, describes the program as “[their] department’s signature community outreach initiative.”“It’s not about cultivating police officers,” Paysinger said. “It’s about cultivating young people and providing them the tools to be whatever they want to be.”In order to be eligible for the program, cadets must be between the ages of 13 and 20, have high scholastic achievement and demonstrate good moral character.With the increase in funding in recent years, the cadet classes have been able to grow, with this year’s graduating class being the largest in history at approximately 750 cadets.“With this grant, we can continue to hold to our pledge to allow our cadets to participate and learn free of charge,” Paysinger said.Following Paysinger’s remarks, Laura Mendoza, student leader of the LAPD cadets, took to the podium.Mendoza, who joined the cadets in 2010, recalled being surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence prior to being enrolled in the program.“That reality didn’t have to become my future,” she said.Mendoza described herself at the beginning of the program as being shy, secluded and having trouble speaking publicly.“I wasn’t getting a lot of support at home,” Mendoza said. “But I met a lot of cadets and officers who said ‘we believe in you, you can do whatever you want.’”With this in mind, Mendoza set her sights on becoming the student leader of the cadets and, with the help of her officers and fellow cadets, achieved this goal.“The cadet program will motivate others and tell them that anything is possible,” Mendoza said.The graduation ceremony for this year’s class of cadets will be held at the Galen Center this Saturday. The cadets also received a tour of campus following the ceremony.“We hope one day to welcome many of [the cadets] back to USC as our students,” said Nikias. “USC stands with them not just today, but for many years in the future.”Nikias pledged to continue his support of the program.“These cadets are our future,” Nikias said. “Look at them; they are America’s future.”last_img read more

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Syracuse misses NCAA tournament despite 23-8 season

first_imgSixty-four teams received bids to the NCAA tournament Sunday night. Syracuse was not one of them.The Orange (23-8, 14-6 Atlantic Coast) saw its 2015 season come to a close on Sunday.After a massive improvement on its 2014 record (9-21, 2-11), the Orange was seen as a bubble team in this year’s selection.Syracuse finished the season No. 4 in the ACC and posted a 1-3 record against ranked teams. The single win over a ranked team came in the Orange’s final game of the season, when it upset No. 15 Louisville, 3-0.Four ACC teams received bids to the tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville earned the No. 15 overall selection, and North Carolina, Florida State, and Miami each earned at-large bids. Miami finished the season No. 5 in the ACC, but topped the Orange, 3-0, in their only meeting this season.Seniors Monika Salkute, Nico Serratore, Silvi Uattara, and Gosia Wlaszczuk made their final collegiate appearance for the Orange in Friday’s upset of Louisville. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

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Milwaukee Bucks to hold preseason game, training camp in Madison on campus

first_img“This Bucks organization certainly is interested in reestablishing with UW and Madison,” McGlocklin said. “And of course, the Milwaukee Bucks are a state team. They’re not just the Milwaukee Bucks, they’re Wisconsin’s team. So, we look forward to coming here.”The preseason game against the Timberwolves will tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m.Ticket prices range from $18 to $44. UW-Madison students can purchase up to two tickets in the $18 or $23 price levels for $13 each. They can be purchased at UWBadgers.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS, or in-person at the Wisconsin ticket office near Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium.Register NOW for ticket info when the Bucks return to Madison in the fall http://t.co/OTAjOhjBzW pic.twitter.com/McM63Wcfgw— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 6, 2015 One of the most promising, young teams in the NBA will be taking the court of a team that made it to back-to-back Final Fours, right here on the University of Wisconsin campus.At a news conference on the floor of the Kohl Center Monday afternoon, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan, UW athletics director Barry Alvarez, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, Bucks general manager John Hammond and Jon McGlocklin, a member of the Bucks’ television broadcast team, announced that the Milwaukee Bucks will play a preseason game on Oct. 20 at the Kohl Center against the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Bucks will also hold a week of training camp at Wisconsin’s practice facility, the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion, for four days from Sep. 29 through Oct. 2. One of the practices will be open to the public.Bucks to hold preseason game & 2015 Training Camp at the Kohl Center on the @UWMadison campus http://t.co/b0lcdgBcDg pic.twitter.com/Liw6eeOfJT— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 6, 2015It will be the first time that the Bucks have come to Madison since the 1999 season when they hosted the Dallas Mavericks at the Kohl Center in October for a preseason game.Kidd, who is entering his second season as head coach of the Bucks, spearheaded the idea. He called Wisconsin’s facilities “world-class” and added how this will benefit both Wisconsin and his team.“This [facility] is as good as it gets in the country,” Kidd said. “So, for us to be able to use this time and stay at Wisconsin, and also to be able to display some of the greatest players in the world here on this campus, I think is going to be a thrill for the University of Wisconsin but also for our young men who could probably still be in college.”After back-to-back Final Four runs, Ryan and the 2015-16 Wisconsin basketball team will get the unique opportunity of working in close proximity to a professional team when the Bucks arrive in Madison. And, according to Ryan, there’s a lot that his players will be able to take away from that.“For us to be able to be the recipient of you and your willingness to have the team come here, I’m like a kid in a candy store because our players get the chance to see a first-class outfit like yours,” Ryan said speaking to Kidd.Bo Ryan excited about the opportunity to have his players watch the @Bucks during training camp and pre-season game. pic.twitter.com/KqwKBFbrVP— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) July 6, 2015The Bucks have played both regular season and preseason games in Madison, dating back to their first season in 1968-69.During Milwaukee’s lone championship season in 1971, the team played three playoff games at the UW Field House against the Golden State Warriors. In the 1960s and ’70s, the Bucks played a total of 25 regular season games, four more playoff games and five preseason games in Madison.Milwaukee played five more preseason games in Madison during the 1980’s and 1990’s but haven’t returned since 1999.And 16 years later, the support the state has shown for UW athletics coupled with the success of the basketball team the past two seasons, is something Hammond wants to see replicated with the Milwaukee Bucks.“The support that Madison and the entire state of Wisconsin gives the Badgers for all of their sports is absolutely amazing,” Hammond said. “The job that Barry has done with this whole athletic program is something that we’re trying to emulate, and what Bo has done with the basketball program in particular. We’re trying to build to a championship level that they’ve been at the last few years. That’s our goal.”With a deal for a new arena to be built in downtown Milwaukee still in the works, the Bucks are working to better spread their reach across the state. McGlocklin said he thinks coming back and spending significant time in Madison should help that cause.last_img read more

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How former SU football star Derrell Smith became a ‘hustler that can cook’

first_img Comments Smith has also made a web series with Disney. In one video, he makes avocado toast in the shape of an alien from Toy Story with aspiring chef Atticus, who orders him around the kitchen.Making money has always been on Smith’s mind, but he founded 99Eats with a loftier goal: to connect others through food. Through his company, Smith organizes a monthly event called The Salon, where he encourages strangers of different backgrounds, religions and heritages to come together and discuss social issues in a friendly, dinner-table environment. Once Smith serves dinner, people converse civilly as food fades into the background.When people eat his meatballs, Smith wants them to feel transported back to their childhood, an act of nostalgia inspired by a scene in the movie Ratatouille. He rebranded his meatball company as Amazeballs.Smith dreams of opening an Amazeballs stand or restaurant on Marshall Street, he said, “because that’s where it all started.”“I don’t have any food experience, I’m just a hustler,” Smith said. “I just figured out how to connect the dots. And I used my West Philadelphia upbringing, and just my Syracuse grit.” Facebook Twitter Google+ In his two-bedroom apartment on Jamesville Road, roughly three miles from Manley Field House, Derrell Smith finally found the breakthrough he was looking for. It was about 2 a.m., but he called his best friend Bruce Williams.“Yo, come over,” Smith remembered telling Williams. “We got a winner.”Judging by the tone of Smith’s voice, Williams knew it was serious. It was 2013, roughly one year since Smith retired from the NFL. Williams rushed over to Smith’s apartment, dipped a meatball into sauce, and indulged.“I’m going to sell this one day,” Smith said as his former Syracuse teammate’s eyes lit up with delight.Smith never writes down recipes, but he never forgot what he put in the “OG sauce” he and Williams refer to today; the sauce that propelled Smith into the culinary industry, one that’s a “sweet, spicy, creamy vodka-less vodka sauce.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFive years later, as a viral chef for Tastemade, social justice advocate, CEO and successful meatball caterer, Smith is combining the entrepreneurial instincts and culinary imagination he developed at Syracuse.“I’m a hustler that can cook,” he quipped.***Growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith always watched his mom cook. She let him lick the cake bowls when she baked, which “sparked my interest,” he said. Smith cooked his first meal for his family when he was seven years old — pork chops, which he burnt.“Food is much bigger than food, it’s a way for me to spread love,” Smith said. He thinks of food as a device to connect people — a “spiritual fulfillment” as well as a physical one.While Smith was in high school, he moved out of the “hood of West Philly,” to Delaware, where he was named the state’s 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year as a running back and middle linebacker.At Syracuse, Smith led the Orange to a Pinstripe Bowl victory in 2010, his redshirt senior year. That year, Smith made 114 total tackles and forced three fumbles, earning second team all-Big East honors.“He was definitely the captain of the team for a reason,” Smith’s former SU teammate Robert Nieves said. “When he spoke, the whole team listened … It didn’t matter what class, whether you were a freshman or a junior, we all looked up to him.”Smith’s affinity for the culinary arts persisted through college. After football practices, Smith went to the grocery store and experimented. Smith couldn’t go home for Thanksgiving because of football, so he cooked for his teammates.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorSmith excelled in cooking meatballs, and became “addicted” to trying to perfect the sauce to compliment them.“Meatballs became the vessel that I was the creator and this is the way I give a piece of me,” Smith said. “The meatballs, you taste them, man, and they come from my soul. I put a lot of work into them, and love. And that’s how I spread it.”But cooking remained a hobby through college, as meatballs took a backseat to football.He graduated from Syracuse with a dual degree in information management and technology and marketing, and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent. Halfway through his rookie season, the Buccaneers released Smith, but he found a new home with the Houston Texans.In the summer of 2012, Smith returned to Syracuse to finish up a few classes and begin his master’s degree in advertising at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. By the time training camp came back around, he landed back in Houston.Throughout training camp with the Texans, Smith was starting on each special teams unit and was the first string fullback, a new position for him.Then, one summer night, Smith woke up to go to the bathroom and collapsed because of a swollen knee. The first thing that came to his mind was how to disguise the injury in practice to maintain his spot on the depth chart.“As soon as that thought came to my mind, I knew I was doing this for the wrong reasons,” Smith said. “I no longer love this … That’s when it came to my mind: ‘I don’t need football.’”But Smith continued to play through the discomfort. Three weeks later, he hit somebody in practice, helmet-to-helmet, with his head angled down. He suffered a compressed fourth vertebrae. To this day, it hurts to turn his head and he can’t sleep with pillows. A NFL career he no longer wanted was over.Smith returned to SU again to earn his master’s degree in advertising, which led to a job at R/GA, an advertising agency in New York City. While earning his master’s degree, Smith discovered the “OG sauce.”As he worked in New York, Smith continued to experiment with food, especially meatballs. In 2016, Smith entered the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown, a meatball cooking competition, and won.***In 2016, Smith applied to run a pop-up stand at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, the largest weekly open-air food market in America. Using advertising and marketing skills he learned at Syracuse, his pitch impressed. 99Eats, Smith’s food company, was born.His boss at R/GA allowed Smith to work from home on Fridays, letting him to prepare his meatball stand for the weekend markets. Every Friday, Smith woke up at 5:00 a.m. and rolled 1,000 meatballs. With the help of his sister and fiancée, Smith rolled meatballs from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. the next day.“I sit in there, I have my headphones on, and I’m just in the zone,” Smith said. “It’s just like football in the sense that you become so engulfed and focused on the task at hand, that everything else around you doesn’t matter.”Taking his approach from the gridiron and applying it to the kitchen led to weekly sellouts at Smorgasburg. Whatever he had left over at the end of each day, he’d bring to the nearest shelter, an act of spreading love.Courtesy of Derrell SmithOn April 12, 2017, R/GA cut Smith’s department and laid him off with no severance package, and Smith had “little money” because he’d put each paycheck back into his groceries. Smith called his mother.“Look, I’ve never failed at anything in my life,” he remembered telling his mom, “and I don’t think this will be different.”Smith built a reputation as a chef at Smorgasburg. In addition to his meatball stand, Smith worked full-time as a caterer. One month after getting fired from R/GA, he catered their office lunch.More catering opportunities arrived when Nieves, his former SU teammate, reached out to him from Fooda, a catering company for technology companies like Facebook and LinkedIn. While catering, Smith also worked as the resident chef at a local Bed Bath and Beyond, where he learned how to produce a cooking show with a live audience.He uploaded the Bed Bath and Beyond cooking videos to his YouTube channel, which caught the attention of Tastemade, a premium food content platform. As a contributor to Tastemade, he’s made several viral videos — 9,000 views for his meatball parmesan cups, 7,200 for his “Bomb A$$ Breakfast Burritos” and 6,700 for recreating The Rock’s protein pancakes.His most-viewed video was inspired by his time at Syracuse. In college, Williams used to make ramen noodles and Smith would fry hot dogs in brown sugar. Now, 15,000 people have seen Smith recreate a go-to college meal. Published on January 13, 2019 at 10:46 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

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