New IMCA sponsor 4K has Cold Fire awards for drivers, extinguishers for sanctioned tracks

first_imgLONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – A single demonstration of Cold Fire is all it took to convince Bob Kunz he needed to find out more about the product.His 4K Fire Protection Services is a new IMCA sponsor and making Cold Fire, in liquid and aerosol form, available to drivers and sanctioned tracks alike.“It should be everywhere. If you don’t have it, you should,” Kunz stated. “The fire extinguisher as we know it was designed 70-plus years ago. Racing as we know it now has so many exotic fuels and Cold Fire puts them out. It’s an all-around better product.”National champions in all eight divisions receive a 2-1/2 gallon Cold Fire extinguisher from 4K. The Long Prairie, Minn., company also gives a free 2-1/2 gallon Cold Fire extinguisher to sanctioned tracks for every purchase of the same size extinguisher and five gallons of winter blend Cold Fire concentrate.“The amount of Cold Fire you need to put out a fire is minimal compared with other materials,” said Kunz, who does one of the Cold Fire demonstrations now seen on Youtube. “It’s a clear liquid. It’s not-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable. It’s just a better product.”About 10 years ago, a friend had suggested to Kunz – already in a related business – that he look at diversifying. Also a tech inspector for a traveling late model series, Kunz watched a demonstration that showed how quickly Cold Fire worked to extinguish a car fire and decided on the spot that he needed to know more.“We had already been serving commercial customers with fire suppressors and extinguishers. Our business is family owned and operated and we’re all involved in racing,” he explained. “We have been a sponsor at Arlington Raceway but wanted to get the word about Cold Fire out to more drivers and tracks. That’s what led to our program with IMCA.”“My theory is that if you can build a race car, you don’t skimp on safety, especially fire, and Cold Fire should be at the top of your list. If you’re going to skimp on safety, stay home,” Kunz continued. “Being in the business I am, fire protection should always be the first priority. It’s a no-brainer with how much Cold Fire costs.”4K also sells on-board fire suppression systems. Numerous government entities purchase those 4K systems for large equipment use.More information about Cold Fire and other 4K fire suppression systems and extinguishers is available from Kunz at 320 533-0226. The company website is www.4kfire.com.“Safety is paramount for us and we are always looking at products that will keep IMCA drivers safe on and off the track,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We began talking with Bob at 4K Fire Protection and thought a program of this nature was extremely relevant and something we wanted to pursue.”last_img read more

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Football Lakers, Eagles get wins; WG falls to Baldwinsville

first_imgSkaneateles continued to move the ball at will during the second quarter, with Musso nearly matching the school record-tying seven TD passes he threw two weeks earlier against Holland Patent.Nesbitt caught Musso’s fifth TD strike from 30 yards out and Patrick Herr got his turn with a three-yard scoring pass. Also, Grayson Brunelle ran 10 yards into the end zone just before halftime.Brunelle added a 44-yard TD run in the third quarter, part of a tremendous night where he gained 203 yards on the ground on just 12 carries. Musso was 13-for-18 for 165 yards as Jack Comer added 66 yards on six carries. Tags: footballJordan-ElbridgeskaneatelesWest Genesee As that went on, Jordan-Elbridge shook off a pair of season-opening defeats by claiming its Class C West division opener at John Howes Stadium, pulling away in a 25-6 victory over the Hannibal Warriors.Whatever struggles the Eagles had in the early stages was masked by a string of Hannibal fumbles. Twice, they led to scores for J-E as Alex Pond threw an 12-yard TD pass to Erik Ryan and Luke Pinckney ran four yards for another score.The Warriors did hang on to the ball long enough in the second period to cut J-E’s advantage to 13-6, but a long return by Trent Thomas on the second-half kickoff to the Hannibal 29 set up Pond’s second TD pass to Ryan, this one covering 15 yards.To clinch it, the Eagles covered 60 yards in just four plays in the final period, Pinckney going the final 23 yards for the touchdown. All told, Pinckney gained 83 yards on 13 carries as Pond completed nine of 13 passes for 112 yards.Up in the Class AA ranks, West Genesee was 1-1 going into its league opener against Baldwinsville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, only to have the winless Bees rise up and defeat the Wildcats 20-12.A big moment came early. WG’s defense had B’ville pinned on its own one-yard line. Instead of the ground game, Braden McCard threw 32 yards to Pat May, and the momentum shifted as McCard later scored from one yard out.B’ville’s defense kept the Wildcats quiet until the middle of the second period, when a 40-yard pass from Braeden McNeil to John Benson set up Exavier Brumfield’s one-yard TD plunge..But the Bees blocked the extra point and quickly answered with a drive of its own, McCard ending with a seven-yard scoring toss to Cameron Jessen. The extra point had B’ville in front 14-6, where it stayed at halftime.Late in the third quarter, WG put together another solid drive that McNeil finished by scrambling four yards for a TD. Again, the Bees were able to stop the tying conversion attempt, Pat May tackling Brumfield just before he could dive past the goal lines.So it was 14-12 and, midway through the final period, B’ville moved to the Wildcats’ 30-yard line, where Mike Letizia followed perfect blocks as he dashed to the end zone with 5:35 to play. All told, Letizia ran for 143 yards, a majority of the Bees’ total of 228 yards on the ground.Though the Bees missed the two-point attempt, its defense kept the Wildcats from moving the ball in the final minutes. Having fallen to 1-2, WG is back home next Friday to face Utica Proctor as Skaneateles gets its turn against Hannibal and J-E hosts Cato-Meridian.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Impressive victories over Holland Patent and Canastota landed the Skaneateles football team at no. 2 in the first state Class C rankings of the fall, behind only Section IV’s Susquehanna Valley.And the Lakers sure weren’t going to fall after Friday night’s Homecoming festivities at Hyatt Stadium, where it jumped all over Port Byron/Union Springs with 49 first-half points on the way to defeating the Panthers 63-21.Four different times in the first quarter, the Lakers found the end zone, each time with a James Musso touchdown pass, the longest going 35 yards to Max Wamp as Nick Wamp caught a pair of four-yard scoring passes and Musso connected with Cody Nesbitt from 15 yards out.last_img read more

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Ulster Bank League fixtures

first_imgSeventh place Cashel are away to third place Queens University in the Ulster Bank League at 2Fourth place Nenagh Ormond face eighth place Galway Corinthians away at 2.30.We’ll have updates of both those games. © IRFUlast_img

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NPFL: Mfon Udoh Leads Goals Chart as Akwa Utd Holds…

first_imgIn continuation of Week 9 matches, FC Ifeanyiubah pipped El Kanemi Warriors 1-0 and Remo Stars were 2-1 winners at home to Kwara United.FC Ifeanyiubah thus remain top of Group B with 18 points from nine matches.However, Sunshine Stars were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bendel Insurance, Heartland were also pegged back by Gombe United 1-1 in front of their fans and Go Round FC could only play a 1-1 draw with Nasarawa United in Omaku.NPFL RESULTSRemo Stars 2-1 Kwara UtdSunshine Stars 1-1 InsuranceGo Round 1-1 Nasarawa UtdAbia Warriors 1-1 Akwa UtdFC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 El-KanemiHeartland 1-1 Gombe UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mfon Udoh is now the leading scorer in the NPFL after he grabbed an equaliser for Akwa United at Abia Warriors, while FC Ifeanyiubah consolidated leadership of Group B with a home win over closest rivals El Kanemi Warriors.Mfon Udoh is turning back the hand of the clock five years after he set an all-time NPFL record of 23 goals with Enyimba.His strike earned Akwa United a vital point at Abia Warriors. Mfon Udohlast_img read more

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Wakaso attributes Black Stars form to hard work

first_imgMubarak Wakaso says he was not surprised by his outstanding performance in Ghana’s opening 2017 AFCON qualifier due to his hard work behind the scenes. The midfielder was widely considered as Ghana’s best player in the 7-1 mauling of Mauritius in the game played earlier this month at the Accra Sports Stadium.The 24-year old’s impressive display had come as surprise to pundits who had criticized Avram Grant for his inclusion  due to his lack of playing time at club level. The former AshGold man’s loan move to Celtic from Rubin Kazan has turned out to be a disaster as he has managed only five appearances for the Scottish giants.But the midfielder’s vision and ability to break play silenced critics.“I am a hardworking player, even if I am not playing I work hard behind everybody. I know what I want to achieve so I work very hard behind the scenes so I wasn’t surprised at all,” he told African Football. Wakaso cemented his place in the center of midfield for Black Stars at this year’s Afcon when he came off the bench to slice a 60-yard assist for Asamoah Gyan to get the winner against Algeria.–last_img read more

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LA Dodgers drop a pair of split-squad games in Arizona

first_imgUP NEXT: The Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) play the Chicago Cubs (RHP Kyle Hendricks), Saturday, noon. in Mesa, Arizona, SportsNet LA./AM 570.–Staff and wire reports THE GAMES: The Dodgers lost a pair of split-squad games on Friday, losing to former Dodger Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks 15-3 at Salt River Fields and falling to the Kansas City Royals 7-2 at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Brandon McCarthy made his two-inning Cactus League debut in the loss to the Diamondbacks. McCarthy, who had Tommy John surgery nearly two years ago then battled control issues last season, allowed a two-run homer to former teammate and Dodgers nemesis Paul Goldschmidt, but he retired the final five batters he faced. … Rich Hill allowed four runs (all earned) on three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings in his second spring start, against the Royals. … Grant Dayton and Josh Fields each pitched one inning, with two strikeouts each. … Right-hander Alex Hermeling, 23, struck out the side in his one inning, between two hits. HITTING REPORT: Prospect Alex Verdugo picked up his first double and multi-hit game of spring training, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored in the loss to Arizona. … Chase Utley drove in both runs in the loss to Kansas City, while Yasiel Puig had a double. … Second baseman Logan Forsythe and catcher Austin Barnes had two hits apiece in the loss to Arizona, and Erick Mejia tripled for his second hit in as many spring at-bats. Veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez continued his slow start. He is hitless in 10 Cactus League at-bats with six strikeouts.ALSO: The Dodgers’ middle infield was reunited against the Diamondbacks. After three games apart, shortstop Corey Seager returned from a bruised shin and Forsythe was back at second base after his final lubrication injection in his right knee. The duo turned a 4-6-3 double play to end the bottom of the fifth inning. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Alexander: Lakers fans always remained confident

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe new odds, following the events of the weekend: Lakers 7-2, Milwaukee 7-1, Houston 9-1, and the Warriors, Raptors and Clippers all at 10-1. …• I’d say it’s early, but feel free to consider that 10-1 price on the Clippers. Or, if you want to live on the edge – such as the guy who put down a midseason $400 bet on the St. Louis Blues, then in last place, at 250-1 odds and will walk away with more than $93,000 after taxes following the Blues’ Stanley Cup run –  then take note: Memphis, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix and Washington are all 100-1 shots right now at this particular online parlor. …• Caesars Sportsbook also listed the Lakers at 7-2, followed by Milwaukee and the Clippers at 6-1.And it is important to keep in mind that in Vegas, there will always be a healthy amount of L.A. money being bet. Which raises the question: Should Kawhi Leonard become a Clipper, how much will that skew the odds? A lot? A little? Any? In other words, are there enough Clippers bettors to move the odds the way Lakers fans do? …• See, for six long years, Lakers fans banked on (distant) past performance being indicative of future results. Never mind the losses and lottery picks and rebuilds and organizational turmoil; the faithful were convinced the Lakers were going to get superstars, plural, in free agency because, well, that’s just what they do. And so what if free agents this decade were decidedly unmoved by all of those championship trophies overlooking the practice court? It was going to happen, just because they were the Lakers. (Kind of the same philosophy Jeanie Buss lives by, actually.)But it did happen (LeBron via free agency and Davis via trade), and now the team’s two stars can recruit fellow luminaries to join them in a way that no front office functionary ever could, legally or otherwise. …• Which is why Lakers fans should give thanks every night that Rich Paul has become the NBA’s new strongman. …• Here’s what I want to know: Did the person who reportedly placed a $10,000 bet on the Lakers at the Westgate Sportsbook on Saturday afternoon – at 5-1 odds, shortly before the news of the Davis trade broke – have advance knowledge? Or was he just one of the Lakers loyalists described above? …• Incidentally, remember when we couched talk of Vegas and odds and whatnot with “for entertainment purposes only?” Boy, have things changed. …• Leonard, by the way, was the center – centre? – of attention in the streets of Toronto on Monday morning, when an estimated 1.5 million people showed up to celebrate the Raptors’ championship. (How many of those people, do you suppose, have given up on a Maple Leafs’ parade?)Kawhi’s T-shirt, not surprisingly, said: “Board Man Gets Paid.” That is a certainty. And it will likely come down to the Raptors, whose fans made their best pitch Monday to convince Leonard to stay, and the Clippers. …Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years The world according to Jim:• If ever there were an indicator of just how confident Lakers fans have remained all through their playoff drought – and, yes, we’ve used the term “myopic” in This Space and undoubtedly will again – consider how the odds on next year’s NBA championship chase shifted when the Anthony Davis trade was announced Saturday.(Or, to the faithful, the moment Championship No. 17 was signed, sealed and delivered. No use preaching caution, though we’ll try anyway.)In the immediate aftermath of Toronto’s Game 6 and series victory over Golden State, the odds sent over by Jimmy Shapiro, the publicist for BetOnline.ag, listed Milwaukee as the early favorite at 9-2, followed by, in order, the Warriors at 5-1, the Lakers at 7-1, Toronto at 8-1, Houston at 9-1 and the Clippers at 12-1. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions • Any talk you hear about the Lakers being a factor should be discounted for two reasons: It will be tremendously difficult to hold off on consummating the Davis trade until the end of July, which would be their only avenue to having room for a max contract. And even though Leonard is less impressed with the trappings of stardom than anyone else of his stature, I don’t see him being a third wheel behind LeBron and A.D. …• Now, if I were Steve Ballmer, I would quietly reach out to the mayors of Riverside (Rusty Bailey) and Moreno Valley (Yxstian Gutierrez), the Inland Empire communities that claim Kawhi, just in case either or both wanted to throw their own celebration for him in the next two weeks. A parade float wouldn’t be tampering, would it? …• Meanwhile, from the department of desperately trying to stay relevant, LaMelo Ball went on ESPN on Monday afternoon to announce he will play pro ball in Australia next year, with an eye on next June’s draft.I’m sure LaVar will give us frequent updates, whether we like it or not.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

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EA Sports will delay the release date of ‘NBA Live 20’ to take a ‘different approach’

first_imgWhile “NBA2K20” has trailers, player ratings and a release date of Sept. 6, EA Sports doesn’t even have a cover star for “NBA Live 20.”With no promotional assets for the game, EA Sports has reportedly delayed the release of “NBA Live 20.” Polygon noticed in EA’s financial report for the year that “NBA Live” is listed in the third fiscal quarter. This places the game with a release date somewhere between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Last year, the game was released Sept. 7. An October release means the game would come a full month after the release of “NBA2K20,” which would presumably really hurt sales. But EA Sports apparently has a plan, telling Polygon, “We’re planning a different approach to ‘NBA Live’ this year, and will have more to share in the quarter ahead.”There were some rumors of EA Sports scrapping the game entirely. That wouldn’t have been too surprising of a move considering it’s happened before. The company shelved “NBA Elite 11” in 2010 and didn’t come out with another game until “NBA Live 14.” In 2016, the video game “NBA Live 17” never came out.But it does appear there will be a version of “NBA Live 20” this year. We just don’t know anything about it. All we know is there will be original music for the game. View this post on Instagram (Electronic Arts) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c8/68/ea-sports-quarter_gaun0j63p0ku1idp5hh4agkp5.jpeg?t=1211813092&w=500&quality=80 For the 2nd year in a row we are honored to be working with @easportsnba on the original music for #NBALive20 … huge congrats to the entire team at @djdtp 🏀 #ItsInTheGameA post shared by djdtp (@djdtp) on Jul 8, 2019 at 4:51pm PDTWhile EA Sports tries to find its place in the video game basketball landscape, “NBA 2K” has thrived.Earlier this year, “NBA 2K” secured a long-term deal to continue using NBA and NBPA rights.NBA, NBPA renew licensing deal with Take-Two Interactive in 7-yr agreement for NBA 2K worth as much as $1.1 billion. NBA 2K is the industry’s top-selling simulation sports video game.— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBG) January 15, 2019The NBA season will begin in late October, so a release date in early October would be an interesting move for “NBA Live.” If the game is released much later, it may not even be worth it, which was the company’s decision behind shelving “NBA Elite 11.” Although that release was projected more toward February rather than late in the previous year.last_img read more

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Golfing trio to realise dreams with Bridgestone at British Masters

first_img A 12-year-old golfer – who hit her first ball as a three-year-old – is now preparing for a round of a lifetime with a European Tour star, after beating thousands of amateur golfers across England to win the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy.Isabelle Badger, from Halesowen Golf Club, won the final of the competition, run by England Golf, at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, following a number of qualification stages.She joined Spencer Burlingham from Essex and Martin Derrick from Sussex in the triumphant team, and they now go on to play in the pro-am of the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath on 10 October.The youngster was meant to be back in the classroom at Pedmore High School, Stourbridge, for the first day of the new term, but was given special dispensation to play in the final of the Chase Your Dream Trophy. After putting on an exhibition of chipping and putting, she now has a huge trophy to take back to the next school assembly.The 13 handicapper, said: “It feels amazing! My own dream is to become a professional golfer one day. I have lots of heroes in golf, so I can’t wait to meet some of them at the British Masters.“It was meant to be my first day back at school, so I can’t wait to tell my teachers and friends that I won!”Martin Derrick, aged 59, from Dyke Golf Club, near Brighton, put his 17 shots to good use. He looked back at the 17th hole as a turning point after he birdied it and the team’s professional, Robin Sciot-Siegrist of France, eagled it.“I did think that we would post a competitive score when that happened,” he said. “That was eight points from one hole and with Isabelle chipping and putting so beautifully, we were always going to have a chance. I just can’t believe we’ve won it. Never mind chasing your dreams – I couldn’t get a wink of sleep the night before the round, but it was all worth it in the end.”Spencer Burlingham, aged 34, ranks the success as the best of his life, having only picked up a set of clubs eight years ago.The three-handicapper from Saffron Walden Golf Club said: “I am still speechless. It just seemed to be our time. I wasn’t even going to enter the tournament, but saw an email about it a long time ago and put my name down. It has been a long journey ever since, but such an enjoyable one.“There was a great dynamic in our team and little Isabelle was an inspiration. To show such a calm head and maturity at such a young age was brilliant to see.”The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf, was open to winners of 2017 club competitions and concluded at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, where the top nine men and female golfers overall converged to play in a mixed team format.The trio can now look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity playing with a household name professional at the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath in October.Now in its second year, the Chase Your Dream Trophy has continued to capture the imaginations of thousands of amateur golfers in clubs affiliated to England Golf, just as it did in its inaugural year 12 months ago.Bridgestone’s Consumer Sales & Marketing Director, Farrell Dolan said: “Isabelle, Spencer and Martin should feel so proud of their achievement. They have prevailed over thousands of amateurs and their journey to this point has been a long one. They have had to overcome their own hurdles during a number of rounds no doubt, but to see them lifting the silverware at the end of it all was a great sight.“We now wish them all the best at the British Masters at Walton Heath, where a round of golf with one of the stars of the European Tour now awaits.”The Chase Your Dream Trophy is named after Bridgestone’s ‘Chase Your Dream No Matter What’ concept, which underpins its Worldwide Olympic partner status and aims to encourage people of all ages, abilities and passions to find the strength to chase their dreams and overcome the obstacles they face on life’s journey. 7 Sep 2018 Golfing trio to realise dreams with Bridgestone at British Masters Tags: Bridgestone, Chase Your Dream, Isabelle Badgerlast_img read more

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Entrepreneur and Olympia native Brad Furber to address 2017 graduating class…

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityOlympia-native entrepreneur, lawyer and angel investor Brad Furber will deliver the 2017 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, May 20, at Marcus Pavilion, located on the Lacey campus, 5300 Pacific S.E.Brad Furber. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s University“We are excited for Brad Furber to address the class of 2017 and speak about the growing need for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, and the importance of lifelong learning,” says Saint Martin’s President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “At Saint Martin’s, we strive to empower students to pursue a lifetime of learning and learn to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.”Furber is originally from Olympia, Washington and lived and worked in Seattle for two decades before embarking on an overseas path, first to Copenhagen, Denmark and later Sydney, Australia. The University of New South Wales in Australia, one of Australia’s leading research intensive universities, hired Furber in 2014 as its founding business leader to take what was then a greenfield concept, and lead a collaborative design process to develop, launch, operate and expand the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC). Since opening its doors in August 2015, the MCIC has generated more than 30,000 meaningful engagements, across a diverse spectrum of events, programs and challenges, and the MCIC network is growing exponentially.A former Chair of the Business Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and Founder Editor of Preferred Returns, the newsletter of the ABA Section of Business Law Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity, Furber is a frequent speaker and moderator on a range of topics, including innovation, entrepreneurship, public policy and law. He is the creator of Term Sheet Battle™, a program designed to demystify the negotiation of venture capital financings that has been produced in the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and the UK. He is also a co-inventor of a patent that facilitates confidential and anonymous negotiation of financial transactions over public networks.In addition to Juris Doctor from Duke Law School, Furber holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.The Saint Martin’s University 2017 Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Marcus Pavilion on the University’s Lacey campus, 5300 Pacific Ave SE. Tickets are required for attendance; doors will open at 9 a.m. For more information on 2017 Commencement, please go to the Saint Martin’s University website.last_img read more

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