Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan shows up MOST READ Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Juventus will play a Champions League soccer match against Manchester United on Tuesday. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case.The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, issued a statement on Oct. 10 denying wrongdoing by his client.“I’m not going to lie in this situation,” Ronaldo said at a news conference ahead of a Champions League match between his Italian team, Juventus, and former club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday. “I’m very happy. My lawyers, they are confident and of course I am, too. The most important, is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life. The rest, I have people who take care of my life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Of course, the truth is always coming in the first position.”Christiansen declined comment. Attorneys Leslie Mark Stovall and Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Mayorga, did not immediately respond to messages. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “So the rest, it doesn’t interfere on me,” he added, before saying with a smile: “I’m very, very well.”Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford for the second time since leaving United to join Real Madrid in 2009. The first time was for the second leg of a Champions League last 16-match between United and Madrid in 2013, when he was given a standing ovation by United fans and introduced as the “magnificent seven” — a reference to the number he had at the English club.Ronaldo scored the winning goal that night, eliminating United.The Portugal forward has won the Champions League five times, once with United in 2008 and then at Madrid in 2014, ’16, ’17 and this year.“I remember what it was like in Manchester. My history, we won lots of trophies, cups, leagues and the Champions League. I remember the support of the fans. (Then-United manager) Sir Alex (Ferguson) is someone I will never forget. He was a huge lift in my career.“When I knew we were playing Manchester United, it was a huge thing for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ronaldo previously had confronted the allegations in an Instagram video posted Oct. 3, hours after the suit was filed.“Fake. Fake news,” the five-time world player of the year said at that time.Christiansen has branded documents that led to media reports about the rape claim “complete fabrications” and asserted that the encounter in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse bedroom was consensual. Attorneys for Mayorga have challenged Ronaldo’s legal team to prove that documents are false.Ronaldo joined Juventus in the offseason from Real Madrid. He has scored five goals in nine matches for the Italian champion, and two in three matches since being accused of rape.Asked about his status as a soccer role model, the 33-year-old Ronaldo said Monday: “I know I am an example. I know, 100 percent. On the pitch and outside the pitch. So I am always smiling, I am happy man. I’m blessed that I play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy. I have everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Mourinho praises Pogba’s penalty courage in Utd win

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial combined to hand Manchester United a much-needed 2-1 win over Everton © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy for Paul Pogba to remain his penalty taker despite the midfielder missing from the spot for the second time this season in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Everton.Pogba at least netted the rebound after a stunning save from Jordan Pickford appeared to have punished him for a bizarre, stuttering run-up that featured 26 steps. Anthony Martial won the penalty, after going down under a challenge from Idrissa Gueye, although Everton manager Marco Silva accused him of diving to gain the decision.And, after Martial had scored a second to continue his recent fine form, Everton won a penalty of their own, converted by Gylfi Sigurdsson, to ensure United faced an anxious 13 minutes before the final whistle.But a relieved Mourinho praised Pogba after the game for having the mental strength to take the 27th minute penalty.“The thing I like is the desire to take it,” said Mourinho.“I don’t like Mickey Mouses, fragile, afraid, who go, ‘I don’t take penalties.’ I like the player that wants to take it.“Paul wants to take them and that, for me, is fantastic. Can he improve? I think he can.“The goalkeepers know his running, they don’t move and they are waiting for his decision, so he has to learn from that but for me the most important thing is he wants to go again.”Silva was less pleased with United’s French connection, as he accused Martial of diving to win the penalty award from Jon Moss.“It was not a penalty, clearly the player dived, it leaves a bad sensation. I told the players at half-time it was not a fair result,” said the Portuguese coach.“That moment makes it easy for our opponents. You are more exposed then because you have to take more risks.”There was no dispute about Martial’s second goal, after 49 minutes, as he gathered a short pass from Pogba and curled a superb 18-yard shot past Pickford.But, after Bernard had rounded David de Gea but somehow placed the ball into the side-netting three minutes later, Everton finally claimed a deserved goal after Chris Smalling brought down Richarlison.– Clean sheet ‘impossible’ –Manchester United Jose Mourinho breaths a sigh of relief after a 2-1 win over Everton © AFP / Paul ELLISVictory vindicated Mourinho’s decision to drop Romelu Lukaku from his starting line-up although the United manager, while claiming he was happy with his team’s performance, followed up with a damning analysis of his side’s current limitations.“We are playing okay,” said Mourinho. “We are not as rock solid as I would like, we don’t have that killer instinct I would like.“Some teams they have three chances and score three goals. Some teams without the ball, can resist and keep a clean sheet all the time.“But for us in this moment it is is almost impossible to keep a clean sheet even with the phenomenal goalkeeper we have.“And to score goals is really difficult for us – you can see that in this moment. In the last nine matches, between (Marcus) Rashford and Lukaku, we’ve scored one goal.”At least Mourinho currently has Martial, who is in the middle of contract talks with United over an extension, enjoying his best form under the current manager with four goals now in his last three Premier League games.“He took quite a long time to understand what we want, quite a long time for his brain and body to be ready for how we want him to play,” said Mourinho.“At the moment he is playing very well. Even if he doesn’t score, to create what he is creating, it is a solid performance for the team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Producer Alan Ladd Jr. gets his own star

first_imgAlan Ladd Jr., the Academy Award-winning producer and former 20th Century Fox head who green-lighted “Star Wars,” was honored Friday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “It’s lovely to be here among my friends and family,” Ladd said at the ceremony for the 2,348th star. Ladd’s father, the late actor Alan Ladd, also has a Walk of Fame star. Mel Brooks praised the man known to many as “Laddie.” “He is one of the sweetest and nicest guys and he has saved my life many times. If anybody deserves a star, it’s this legendary, incredible, iconic filmmaker,” Brooks said. Born in Los Angeles, Ladd, 69, became an agent in the ’60s to clients including Judy Garland and Warren Beatty before going into producing. After heading up creative affairs for 20th Century Fox, he became the studio’s president. It was his decision to back George Lucas’ “Star Wars.” Ladd went on to found his own company, which released “The Right Stuff,” “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner,” among others. He also headed up MGM in the early 1990s. Ladd snagged a Best-Picture Oscar for producing Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart.” His latest film, the Ben Affleck-directed “Gone Baby Gone,” is slated for release next month.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ENTERTAINMENT: EASTER PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE CAVERN BAR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: It’s all gearing up for another busy weekend at the Cavern this Easter Bank Holiday weekend with a impressive entertainment line-up throughout the weekend at Letterkenny’s No1 Sports Bar & Party Venue.On Easter Saturday night its the popular local radio DJ Joe Deckz playing all your weekend party hits and getting everyone in the Easter spirit with Champagne giveaways on the night Easter Sunday night  kicks off early with the entertaining Bradley Bros live from 7-9pm followed by the Legendary Cavern resident Marty Friel playing all your requests  till late.Easter Monday there will be a Free BBQ in the upstairs beer Garden from 5-7pm followed by the excellent local talent Callum Keaveny live from 10pm in the bar with 2 for 1 on all Strawberry Daiquiris and Mojitos at the bar.Sports will be shown daily throughout the weekend on our 18 HD Screens with an unrivalled choice of matches to choose from.Join us Easter Monday for the Irish Grand National and be in with a chance of winning a Free €20 Bet at the bar. For more information and details check out the Cavern Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ cavernletterkenny/ENTERTAINMENT: EASTER PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE CAVERN BAR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EasterLine-uppartyScheduleThe Cavern Barlast_img read more

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GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe senior team were disappointingly defeated at home to Robert Emmets on Saturday evening last. Both teams travel to Dunkineely this weekend hoping for a big improvement. The minor team opened their league campaign with a good win over St Michael’s at the Bridge on Friday evening last. They play Glenswilly in Páirc na nGael this Friday evening with a 7pm throw-in. The U-16s were free at the weekend and will play Fanad Gaels at home next Monday evening at 7pm.The U-14 girls were defeated narrowly by Milford in a recent league match. Best on the night were Sarah Boyce, Anna Gallagher and Michaela McGrory. Next match is at home next Wednesday, details at training on Monday 6pm. Congrats to Úna Quinn, winner of Donegal Feile U-14 Camogie skills competition. Úna will represent Donegal at Feile in Dublin in July. Camogie training continues on Tuesday 6pm. The U-14 hurlers are away to Buncrana on Thursday.Lotto results for weekendi are 5, 13, 17 and 24. Lucky dip winner was Ann Marie Shiels, 15 Cashel Park Letterkenny The Club Bord na nÓg would like to thank all who bought and sold tickets for the Easter Raffle. Congratulation to the winners – 1st Prize €100 Food Hamper The Price Family Churchill; 2nd Price €40 Childrens Hamper Paudraic Diver (Sponsored by Sharon Harnett). GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 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:GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Pochettino questions the heart and bravery of his struggling Tottenham stars

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY For Pochettino, a former Paris Saint-Germain centre-half, his playing style could quite often be characterised as no-nonsense.And while there is no doubt the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli can play fantastic football, the 46-year-old wants his side to dig deep and show their strength“It’s in your education, how you were taught or how brave you are. It should be an insult if someone beats you.“If I am supposed to mark someone and he touches the ball then it’s a dishonour for me. That’s how you need to feel. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware 4 4 Mauricio Pochettino has questioned the heart and bravery of his Tottenham Hotspur players after slipping to three back-to-back defeats in all competitions.Spurs visit the Amex Stadium on Saturday night to take on Brighton and Hove Albion, a match you can hear live on talkSPORT.A crushing 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night means Spurs are now experiencing their worst run of form since Tim Sherwood was in charge in 2014. Deja Vu for Spurs as Matias Vecino does the same for Inter Milan in the Champions League scrap Spurs go into this weekend’s game having lost their last three games – their most recent a Champions League defeat at Inter Milan 4 BEST OF Most read football stories Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Four of the eight goals Spurs have let in this season were from set-pieces — while the other four have come from crosses in open play.With Glenn Murray and Brighton set to be eagerly licking their lips ahead of their late kick off on Sunday, Poch urged his players to show some mettle to get their season back on track.He said: “It is not a tactical question because we can defend in zonal or individual.“There’s another game and that’s to have the mentality that means if you mark in your zone  you have to say: ‘I’m going to win. If I mark this guy then he’s not going to touch the ball’. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “You can work on your organisation, you can work on the line, if it’s a wide free-kick, higher or deeper.“On the corner you can use different positions to cover on different players because you know how the opponent works.“But in the end, it’s up to the players. You can’t do too much from the outside. It’s not a tactical organisation, only desire or will to compete.”Spurs last suffered three consecutive top-flight defeats in November 2012 during Andre Villas-Boas’ first season in charge. gameday cracker latest Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The former PSG man was a grizzly centre-half for club and country predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “That is about having something inside, to be strong. When the ball is in the middle, between you and me, it’s about who is the stronger — you or me?“That’s the thing that is so difficult to manage, not only for us but for every coaching staff.  It’s about the characteristic and personalities.“With different types of players, different names, we suffered the same situation and that’s the thing in set-pieces.“The only way to be good at them is to be aggressive and to anticipate. Being strong, it’s not a thing you can work on too much. 4 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Troy Deeney shows incredible grit to get to the ball first and score against Spurs at Vicarage Road revealed “If you don’t feel that then it’s difficult. If you don’t want to mark and say, ‘No, because I don’t feel well’ or ‘No, because I might lose my marker’, it’s difficult. If you are not strong,  you need to put in strength.“When I was playing, I wasn’t the best but you need to have that bravery or desire to fight with someone because it’s about a fight at a corner. You need to watch the ball but don’t lose your man — if you lose him, all the preparation is gone.”last_img read more

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Eagle-eyed fan notices hilarious FIFA 19 gaffe involving Petr Cech

first_imgPetr Cech on FIFA 19 career mode with a helmet on during contract negotiations. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ve6TsnqLgk— Connor (@TikiTakaConnor) September 27, 2018The new negotiation cutscenes in FIFA 18 were well-received by fans and marked a huge breakthrough for players, but this isn’t the first time a gaffe has occurred.Last year’s edition saw former West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis keep his infamous baseball cap on as well – much to the delight of fans. Updated features includes new and improved face scans for greater realisation, new celebrations for your favourite players and a return of the popular Frostbite game engine.As well as that, new stadiums have been added, Career Mode has been given a much-needed revamp and the third and final instalment of The Journey will heavily include the Champions League after Konami lost the gaming rights.However, despite the advancements made, one eagle-eyed fan has noticed something rather strange about this year’s game.When Arsenal keeper Petr Cech is invited in for transfer negotiations, he keeps the helmet he wears during games on around the negotiation table. 1 FIFA 19 is finally here and, quite frankly, talkSPORT.com is over the moon.The latest instalment, released today (28 September) from EA Sports promises to be one of the most advanced football games in history. FIFA is so close to being released last_img read more

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LARGE CROWD FOR LAUNCH OF JOHN O’DONNELL’S ELECTION BID

first_imgA section of the large crowd which turned up for John O’Donnell’s campaign launch in Termon.A crowd of more than 350 people gathered in the Lagoon in Termon for the launch of John O’Donnell’s campaign as an Independent in the upcoming local elections. A native of Kilmacrennan, John is the son of the late Councillor Eddie O’Donnell and his wife Anne. A popular figure among young and old, O’Donnell used the launch to outline his vision for the people of Donegal.His campaign centres on addressing key areas which he feels successive governments have neglected. Election candidate John O’DonnellThese include facilitating business and entrepreneurship, protecting people and services, creating a viable future for farmers, developing tourism and infrastructure, restoring and renewing communities and empowering young people through education, training and employment.Chairing proceedings for the evening was Letterkenny based solicitor, Daireann Gibson.John’s mother, former councillor Anne O’Donnell, addressed the crowd in a touching tribute to both her late husband and her son.John also received a resounding endorsement from his uncle Daniel O’Donnell, (a brother of the late Councillor Eddie O’Donnell), who offered his nephew his full support for the campaign. Commenting on the success of the launch, John O’Donnell said: “I’m running as an Independent because I’m disappointed by the way successive governments have neglected and ignored the citizens they represent.“And judging by the crowd that came to the launch – young and old from all walks of life – there are a lot of people out there who share my frustration. I’m now looking forward to getting on the campaign trail, to meeting the electorate and finding out what they need from me. Our mobile office will visit your town in the coming weeks and we want to hear from you“.A past pupil of Kilmacrennan N.S. and Mulroy College (formerly Milford Vocational School), John grew up in a busy political household, watching his parents work tirelessly for their constituents.This grounding in political life gave him a unique insight into the importance of strong political representation at a local level and he wants to see a return to an open door policy for constituents.Coupled with this, O’Donnell has a wealth of national and international business experience that belies the fact that he is still only in his early 30’s. He now plans to bring this drive, energy and enthusiasm to the political sphere – something, he believes, is severely lacking. For further information please contact John O’Donnell’s campaign office on 074 91 39043 or speak to John directly on 086 809 5820.LARGE CROWD FOR LAUNCH OF JOHN O’DONNELL’S ELECTION BID was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:election launchJohn O’Donnelllast_img read more

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McHUGH WELCOMES €7M FOR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION SERVICES

first_imgMinister Joe McHughMinister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement by Dr. James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, of the launch of capital funding totalling €7million for Early Years services.Minister McHugh TD: “I am delighted to hear the details of this new scheme of capital funding for early years services.“Included is €5 million being made available for grants specifically for community/not for profit childcare services, which will provide grant aid for significant upgrades of community and not-for-profit childcare services, enabling projects such as major refurbishment or relocation to new premises to be carried-out. “Grants of up to €50,000 will be available for essential maintenance, or works undertaken to improve the energy performance of childcare facilities. The remaining €2 million in capital funding is being made available for both private and community childcare facilities to access grants of up to €500 for quality improvement measures, paying specific attention to the area of upgrading IT facilities, which will further enhance the overall service being provided by these childcare organisations.“This investment in the Early Years services shows a commitment to continuing to develop the quality of childcare in Ireland, and securing the sustainability of community and not for profit childcare services, particularly in disadvantaged areas. While it is clear that all children benefit from access to quality early years provision, there is evidence to suggest those from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit to the greatest extent from these services.“Those responsible for providing community/not for profit childcare services in Ireland work extremely hard, often with limited resources, and this investment in this service will assist in providing them with the extra means to carry-out their work. I welcome this announcement, and believe it shows how strongly committed the Government is in providing the most suitable and satisfactory environments for this much-needed childcare provision in Ireland.”Further information on the EYC2015 programme and information on how to make an application can be found on the Pobal website at www.pobal.ie Applications for funding can be made from the 29th April.McHUGH WELCOMES €7M FOR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION SERVICES was last modified: April 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Early yearsfundingJames ReillyJoe McHughlast_img read more

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AFCON 2019 QF: Ivory Coast vs Algeria

first_imgAFCON 2019Ivory Coast vs AlgeriaNew Suez Stadium, SuezThursday, 11-07-2019 @7pmInform Algeria will be hoping to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals for the second time in 19 tournaments when they take on Ivory Coast at the New Suez Stadium on Thursday evening.The Algerians marched into the quarterfinals in a convincing fashion after humbling Guinea 3-0 in the round of 16 encounter.The Ivorians have not been convincing and were hardly the better side in the narrow 1-0 last 16 win over fellow West Africans Mali.Djamel Belmadi’s side are the only side left in the competition with a 100 percent record, having won all four of their matches on their journey to the quarterfinals.Both sides have previously faced off eleven times, but the Algerians have not registered a win against Ivory Coast in their last six encounters.The Elephants won the last meeting 3-1 and neither side has kept a clean sheet against each other in their last three contests.The 1990 continental champions have no injuries or suspensions heading in this fixture and are likely to use the same line up that defeated Guinea.Ibrahim Kamara’s side will again be without Tottenham Hotspurs right back Serge Aurier through injury and his void will be filled by Mamadou Bagayoko.Riyad Mahrez, Youcef Belaili and Adam Ounas are again expected to impress for the desert foxes whereas Wilfried Zaha, Nicolas Pepe, Serey Die and Max Gradel are expected to inspire the Ivorians to dreamland.The other game on Thursday-Madagascar vs Tunisia @7pmWednesday’s results-Senegal 1-0 Benin-Nigeria 2-1 South AfricaComments Tags: AFCON 2019Algeriaivory coastMamadou BagayokoMax GradelNicolas PepeSerey DieSerge AuriertopWilfried Zahalast_img read more

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