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Caribbean Leadership Programme opens in Guyana

first_imgThe Canadian High Commission in Guyana on Monday hosted a reception to commence a CDN million Caribbean Leadership Programme (CLP), which will see officials from Guyana benefiting from a project aimed at creating a sustainable leadership development programme for countries across the Caribbean region.The training programme, which will be delivered from September 12-16 under the theme “Leading through others”, will be held in Guyana for the first time. It will be held at the Ramada Princess Hotel.A section of the gathering at the welcome reception of the Caribbean Leadership Programme and for Jan Sheltinga, New Counsellor, Development CooperationCanada’s High Commissioner to Guyana Pierre Giroux, at the reception held at his residence, underlined the significance of the CLP in Canada’s portfolio of initiatives in the area of governance and sustainable economic growth to assist the Region in the development of a new cadre of Public Sector managers, to effectively meet the emerging leadership roles in resolving complex governance, environmental and economic challenges within Guyana and the Caribbean. Alluding to the success of the programme so far, the High Commissioner also acknowledged the Canada School of Public Service and its partner institutions for their effective delivery of the programme and applauded the Government of Guyana for its support.Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries were commended for ensuring that representatives participated in leadership development initiatives.The CLP is a $20 million project supported by the Government of Canada that aims to create a sustainable leadership development programme for the Caricom Region. Twelve participating countries, including Guyana benefit from the programme. Since its launch back in 2013, 93 persons have participated, including three senior officials from Guyana. Currently, three Guyanese officials are completing training in the present cohort.Present also at the event were Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo; Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Deputy Secretary General, Caricom Secretariat Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan; Permanent Secretaries; Deputy Permanent Secretaries; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; and Regional participants; coaches and trainers of the CLP, and other key Public Sector officials. Prime Minister Nagamootoo in his remarks emphasised the importance of training for the Public Sector as he welcomed the initiative and highlighted Government’s commitment to working to resolve the current challenges in the Public Sector and promoting a decentralised public system.Ambassador Soeknandan encouraged the participants to learn from each other given the similarities and uniqueness in the Region as they work towards an enhanced Public Sector.The event also welcomed Jan Sheltinga, the new Counsellor for Development Cooperation.Sheltinga expressed her appreciation for the warm hospitality and also welcomed the CLP participants to Guyana. She relayed her enthusiasm to contribute significantly towards Canada’s Regional Development Programme, given her extensive knowledge and experience in international development. Twelve countries are participating in the training in the six months course.last_img read more

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ANNAGRY 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND TIMES

first_imgAnnagry 5k 25th May 2012As part of the Donegal Grand Prix series, the Annagry 5k was held on Friday evening in temperatures hitting the high 20’s. Over 50 brave runners took to the road and in the end it was Shaun McShane who came out on top from Dominic Bonner in second. Another Gweedore man was third in Noel Diver with Hugh Duffy from Cranford forth and Fionnuala Diver fifth and first woman home. Nicola Doherty continued her good form with second followed closely by Helen McCready in third and Ita Gallagher pushing them all the way. Overall ResultsNum Name Time Category Club1 11 Sean McShane 00:17:40 SM Individual2 41 Dominick Bonner 00:18:00 M50+ Finn Valley A C3 42 Noel Diver 00:18:12 SM Rosses A.C.4 25 Hugh Duffy 00:18:34 SM Cranford A C5 40 Fionnuala Diver 00:18:52 SW Letterkenny A C6 3 Semie Ferry 00:19:12 M40+ Individual7 15 Eamon O’ Donnell 00:20:02 SM Individual8 14 John Paul Wilson 00:20:04 SM Rosses A.C. 9 10 Edward Harkin 00:20:56 SM Individual10 22 Ciaran Gallagher 00:21:01 SM Letterkenny A C11 30 Fergal McGee 00:21:10 SM Rosses A.C.12 47 Nicola Doherty 00:21:12 SW Individual 13 31 Colm Ferriter 00:21:20 SM Individual14 49 Liam Marley 00:21:24 M50+ Cranford A C15 43 Denis Forker 00:21:32 SM Individual16 2 Joseph Casey 00:21:51 M40+ Individual17 26 Eugene McClafferty 00:21:59 SM Individual18 51 Helen McCready 00:22:00 SW Rosses A.C.19 17 Owen Bonner 00:22:04 M40+ Individual20 18 Stephen Glackin 00:22:18 SM Individual21 23 Ita Gallagher 00:22:37 W40+ Rosses A.C.22 21 Brian Maguire 00:22:37 M40+ Individual23 50 Martin Forker 00:22:43 SM Individual24 48 Dessie Gallagher 00:23:23 SM Individual25 24 Paul McGee 00:23:26 SM Individual26 44 Padraig Gallagher 00:23:43 M40+ Individual27 4 Keith Sweeney 00:23:47 SM Individual28 32 John Ferry 00:23:51 M40+ Individual29 35 Gerard Doherty 00:25:04 M40+ Individual30 16 Eddie McFadden 00:25:08 M50+ Individual31 29 Elise Gillespie 00:25:20 SW Rosses A.C.32 12 Aishing Boyle 00:26:29 SW Individual33 45 Dillon O’ Donnell 00:28:25 JM Individual34 13 Kyle Wilson 00:28:37 JM Rosses A.C.35 27 Breid Marie Solan 00:31:31 SW Individual36 1 Manus Sweeney 00:32:13 M40+ Individual37 37 Chloe Gallagher 00:33:32 JW Individual38 9 Gretta Boyle 00:34:39 SW Individual39 46 Maria O’ Donnell 00:35:33 JW Individual40 38 Shauna Gallagher 00:35:33 JW Individual41 8 Natasha McBride 00:38:54 SW Individual42 19 Sarah McBride 00:42:11 SW Individual43 7 Lauren McBride 00:42:12 SW Individual44 5 Bernie Martin 00:42:14 SW Individual45 20 Donna Gallagher 00:42:14 SW Individual46 6 Kit Rodgers 00:42:16 W50+ Individual47 39 Maria Gallagher 00:44:22 SW Individual48 36 Rachel Gallagher 00:44:22 JW Individual49 28 Leah McGarvey 00:46:55 JW Rosses A.C.50 53 Rosie McGarvey 00:47:10 JW Individual51 33 Mary Logue 00:50:57 W40+ Individual52 34 Patricia McCafferty 00:50:57 W50+ Individual53 52 Rebecca Mannion 00:50:57 JW IndividualANNAGRY 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND TIMES was last modified: May 26th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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Timmer Scores 30 In Men’s Basketball’s 74-71 Loss To DePaul

first_img Next Game: Story Links Live Stats ESPN 1350 Mountain West Network Listen Live Watch Live at Nevada 12/12/2015 – 6:00 PM Box Score (PDF) Full Schedule Roster center_img Preview Box Score (HTML Photo Gallery DES MOINES, Iowa— Sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scored a career high 30 points, but it wasn’t enough to push the Drake University men’s basketball past DePaul in a 74-71 loss Wednesday evening at the Knapp Center.Timmer scored 20 of Drake’s 37 first-half points. He finished the evening shooting 7-of-11 from the field, 3-of-4 from three-point range and was 13-of-17 from the free-throw line. Sophomore Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) followed, finishing with 18 points along with three assists for Drake (4-5). “[Reed] Timmer took the right shots tonight,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “He’s come a long way and has developed into a two-way player by offensively being able to shoot and help the other players.”Junior Jacob Enevold Jensen (Lunderskov, Denmark) had a season-high 13 rebounds, six offensive, in the loss. Billy Garrett Jr. led DePaul (5-3) with 19 points and Darrick Wood had a game-high four assists. As a team, DePaul shot 57.1 percent from the field, made half of its 12 three-point attempts and got 22 points off the bench. “They came out with a little more energy than we did,” Timmer said. “But it starts on the defensive end.”DePaul opened the game with 14-2 lead as the Blue Demons made six of their first eight shots from the field while forcing the Bulldogs to 1-of-12 shooting to open the game. “To dig ourselves in that kind of whole within the first four minutes of the game made it seem like we were trying to dig ourselves out of it the rest of the game,” Giacoletti said. “I thought we had some pretty good looks, we just couldn’t capitalize on them.” Timmer rallied the Bulldogs back to pull within two points, 22-20, on a pair of free throws with 8:14 left in the half. The Bulldogs would remain within three possessions for the rest of half with a Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) three-pointer as time expired trimming the deficit to one point, 38-37, at halftime.Drake took the lead briefly to open the second half, but a 16-6 DePaul run extended its lead to nine points, 56-47, with 12 minutes left. With 2:41 on the clock, Drake pulled within three, 66-63, on a C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) three-pointer off a Timmer assist. DePaul answered with back-to-back buckets before a Woodward three-pointer with 30 seconds left pulled Drake back into the game. The Bulldogs attempted to mount a comeback in the final seconds, but the Blue Demons made five of their final seven free-throw attempts to preserve the win.The Bulldogs travel to Reno, Nev., to take on Nevada Dec. 12. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST and the game can be heard on ESPN 1350 and streamed online via NevadaWolfpack.tv.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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HOW MANY TICKETS DID YOUR CLUB GET? ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKET ALLOCATION BREAKDOWN

first_imgAll-Ireland tickets will be hard to come by yet again for Donegal fans.The scramble for All-Ireland final tickets has begun, and with just 16,088 tickets allocated to Donegal, it seems inevitable many club members will be left disappointed with the ticket distribution process.With a 51% increase in club membership across Donegal, the demand for tickets is now greater than it was when Donegal last reached the All-Ireland final in 2012.Official from the Donegal county board have expressed their disappointment at the number of tickets distributed. The county board disclosed the details of the ticket breakdown at a recent sitting of the Donegal County board, and you can see exactly how many tickets your club got below.Donegal’s Club AllocationAodh Ruadh 233 – Ardara 460 – Buncrana 364 Bundoran 223Burt 195 – Carndonagh 295 – Cloughaneely 450 -Convoy 259 Downings 286 -Dungloe 573 – Fanad Gaels 339 -Four Masters 412Glenfin 405 – Glenswilly 461 – Gaoth Dobhair 464 – Kilcar 330Killybegs 477 – Letterkenny Gaels 365 – Malin 396 -Milford 234Moville 301 – Na Rossa 327 – Naomh Brid 244 – Naomh Colmcille 119Naomh Columba 551 – Naomh Conaill 351 – Naomh Muire 390 – Naomh Padraig, Lifford 156 – Naomh Padraig, Muff 232 -Naomh Ultan 203Pettigo 65 – Red Hughs 322 – Robert Emmets 225 -Sean MacCumhaills 373Setanta 64 – St Eunan’s 844 – St Michael’s 397 – St Naul’s 436Termon 343 – Urris 354 HOW MANY TICKETS DID YOUR CLUB GET? ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKET ALLOCATION BREAKDOWN was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALClubsdonegalGAAnewsSportticketslast_img read more

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TRUCK DRIVER ALMOST STRUCK GARDA CAR AFTER OVERTAKING ANOTHER LORRY

first_imgA lorry driver overtook another lorry driver on a continuous white line and almost crashed head-on into an oncoming Garda patrol car.Letterkenny Court.Joseph McCauley, 54, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with dangerous driving at Currin, Termon, on November 5th, 2013. Gardai revealed it was 8.15am when they noticed a lorry overtaking another lorry on a continuous white line and that the lorry had to pull in sharply to avoid colliding with the patrol car.Solicitor for McCauley, Mr Frank Dorrian, said the other lorry had indicated that he was pulling into the left and that it was a wide enough road with plenty of room to pass.However as McCauley, of Lower Drung, Quigley’s Point, passed, the other lorry failed to slow down.Judge Paul Kelly remarked that the reason there was continuous white lines on the road was the vehicles would not overtake eachother at that point.He said that because McCauley had no previous convictions, he would reduce the charge to one of careless driving and imposed a fine of €300.TRUCK DRIVER ALMOST STRUCK GARDA CAR AFTER OVERTAKING ANOTHER LORRY was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 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:donegalGardaiJoseph McCauleylorryquigleys pointTermontrucklast_img read more

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Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 32

first_img Tags: premier league team of the weektop Bernardo Silva was involved in both City’s goals against Fulham on Saturday (Agency Photo)Liverpool maintained top spot in the Premier League thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday. Roberto Firmino put the Reds in the lead on 16 minutes, heading home an Andrew Robertson cross from the left. Spurs pulled level with 20 minutes to play thanks to Lucas Moura but a Toby Alderweireld 90th minute own goal handed Liverpool all three points on the day.The three points saw Jurgen Klopp’s side move onto 79 points, two ahead of second placed Man City who had earlier on Saturday, defeated Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage with the goals coming from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero.For Spurs, they remain third, level on points (61) with fourth placed Man United who scrapped past Watford 2-1 on Saturday.The two (Spurs and United) are just a point ahead of Arsenal, who host Newcastle on Monday and Chelsea who defeated Cardiff 2-1 away from home on Sunday.Elsewhere, Crystal Palace defeated Huddersfield 2-0, Leicester also dispatched Bournemouth by the same score line, Southampton were 1-0 winners away to Brighton, Everton beat West Ham 2-0 and Burnley also overcame Wolves 2-0.Here is the XI players that stood out in game week 29 according to PML Daily Sports Editor, Shaban Lubega.GK: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)What a save to deny Callum Wilson from point-blank range! That was by far the best on the weekend that also saw Schmeichel make three more other as Leicester defeated Bournemouth 2-0.RB: Seamus Coleman (Everton)Slowly coming back to his best, the Everton right back set up Kurt Zouma’s opener against West Ham on Saturday.LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)What a player the Scotsman is. He assisted Roberto Firmino’s goal against Spurs on Sunday.CB: Wes Morgan (Leicester City)Morgan now has two goals from as many games. On Saturday, he scored the opener as Leicester City beat Bournemouth 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.CB: Kurt Zouma (Everton)Zouma scored Everton’s opener at West Ham, as well as making four clearances and four interceptions.MF: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Southampton)Hojbjerg scored the only goal of the game as Southampton beat Brighton 1-0 away from home.MF:  Dwight McNeil (Burnley)Scored one and assisted the other as Burnley took care of Wolves.MF: Bernardo Silva (Man City)Bernardo Silva was directly involved in both of Man City’s goals against Fulham, scoring one and assisting another.FW: Marcus Rashford (Man United)Rashford netted with his only shot on target against Watford, opening the scoring for the Red Devils.FW: Bernard (Everton)Bernard scored one and created two chances in Everton’s away win at West Ham.FW: Sergio Aguero (Man City)Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Aguero has been involved in more Premier League goals against newly-promoted teams than any other player (36 – 29 goals, seven assists). On Saturday, he scored one and assisted the other as City defeated Fulham 2-0.Comments last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Smith and Chetco full of bright steelhead

first_imgAfter what seems like a couple months of solid rain, things are finally looking up for North Coast steelhead anglers.Not only are the Smith and Chetco in pristine condition following the latest round of storms, but the rest of the coastal rivers are dropping quickly as well.The South Fork Eel, Van Duzen, and the Mad could all be some shade of green as early as the weekend.If you’re looking to land your first steelhead of the year, you’ll want to take advantage of this break in the weather …last_img read more

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Top eight takeaways from Raiders’ win over Rams

first_imgNAPA — With both teams resting the majority of their top players, the Raiders beat the Los Angeles Rams 14-3 Saturday night at the Coliseum.The teams had joint practices in Napa and neither the Raiders Jon Gruden nor the Rams Sean McVay felt the need to put their top talent at risk. Still, there were some things to be gleaned in the mostly forgettable exercise:TOP EIGHT TAKEAWAYS1. Raiders wide receivers shine: Even with Antonio Brown doing Antonio Brown things and Tyrell Williams not suited …last_img read more

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MTN appoints new CEO

first_imgThe newly appointed CEO and president of MTN, Sifiso Dabengwa, will commence his duties in April 2011.(Image: MyBroadband.co.za) On 20 December African telecommunications giant MTN announced the appointment of its new CEO and president, Sifiso Dabengwa, who will commence his duties from April 2011. Dabengwa replaces outgoing CEO Phuthuma Nhleko, who leaves in March 2011 after nine years at the helm.Dabengwa is the current group chief operating officer, a position which will soon be replaced with that of chief executive of its international operations.“Given the strong growth and development of MTN International (MTNI), it has been decided to abolish the position of COO and instead to appoint a CEO for the company to focus more intensely on opportunities,” said MTN in a statement.The incoming CEO Sifiso Dabengwa is an engineering graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and was chief operating officer of MTN Group and chief executive officer of MTN Nigeria – simultaneously – before his new appointment. He holds an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and was also head of power utility Eskom’s distribution division, where he controlled a multibillion-rand budget before joining MTN in 1999.He started his career at MTN as MD of the group’s South African operations. In 2004 he assumed his two concurrent positions, with the goal of overseeing growth and consolidation into Nigeria’s mobile market.He has worked closely with Nhleko since returning to South Africa in 2006 and according to analysts his appointment was widely expected, as this would provide continuity for the company.Telecoms analyst Spiwe Chireka said: “Whoever would take over from Phuthuma Nhleko would definitely need to have the African experience as their first strong point.”“He’s been with Phuthuma for a while and so far MTN’s vision and strategy have worked well and you want someone who can continue with that,” added Chireka.However, analysts have also expressed caution. Fund manager Pallavi Ambekar warned that Dabengwa will be faced with the same challenges as Nhleko – these include regulatory problems and increased competition in major markets.Ambekar said: “The focus on capex and cost efficiency and continued focus on growing key markets are expected to be some of the priorities.”The outgoing CEO Phuthuma Nhleko is also chairman and a founding member of Worldwide African Investment Holdings, an investment company with interests in the petroleum, telecommunications and IT industries.Nhleko holds a BSc from the University of Ohio State and an MBA in finance from the University of Atlanta.He holds directorships in a number of major companies including Johnnic Holdings; Nedbank Group; Old Mutual SA; Network Communications Solutions; Nixia Trading; Worldwide Capital and Commerce One.Nhleko wanted to leave MTN on a high note – in 2010 the company attempted to buy Egyptian operator Orascom and to clinch a deal with India’s Bharti Airtel but both deals fell through.Although Nhleko did not seal those two deals, his tenure at MTN was a success and he will now take up the position of group non-executive chairman.Multinational mobile network MTN is a telecoms company operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.It is the second largest mobile network in South Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The group has 134.4-million subscribers across its territories.MTN operates in Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Iran, Afghanistan, Benin, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Liberia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.In South Africa, the telecoms company supports football; cycling; cricket; music and beauty pageants. It sponsors local football teams Golden Arrows, Ajax Cape Town and Black Leopards. It’s the sponsor of one of South Africa’s largest cycling clubs, Club 100. In terms of music, it hosts one of the country’s biggest music events, the MTN South African Music Awards. In 2010 it hosted the premier Crowning Miss Soweto beauty pageant.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 7, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered moisture will be threatening at least parts of the state over the next couple of days, but we really don’t see anything significant statewide until later Thursday.  Today we start off with scattered showers drifting out of southern and southeast MI down into far northern Ohio. We should stay partly sunny from at least US 30 southward, and scattered showers today will be mostly north of US 20. In those areas, we won’t rule out up to .2” of liquid, but probably will see a lot less…more like a few hundredths to a tenth. Tomorrow we should see a mix of clouds and sun statewide, while moisture consolidates farther to our west.Thursday will turn out to be a rainy day statewide. Showers and thunderstorms cross the state, from mid-morning on through early Friday. The best action will be from Thursday afternoon through at least midnight Friday. Rain totals will end up in a range from .25”-1.5” with 80% coverage. However, the heaviest action still coming from I-70 southward. The map at right shows total rain potential now through midday Friday.We should see sunshine remerge Friday midday to early afternoon as High pressure moves across the great lakes (in particular, southern Michigan) through the day Friday, ending up along the north shore of Lake Erie late in the day. This allows for partly to mostly sunny skies to come in behind all the rain, but also cools temps a nice little chunk. We remain sunny for Saturday with excellent evaporation potential. Friday’s evaporation will be limited a bit by cooler air.Sunday remains a pesky little sibling in our forecast this morning. We would like to wave the “all clear” flag and be able to promise a nice, multi-day dry stretch across the state. But, alas, there still seems to be a threat of a little bit of moisture coming through. The thunderstorm threat is gone, as those still look to stay well south of the Ohio river. However, minor chances for showers are going to be with us off and on through the day, bringing up to .4” liquid and 70% coverage.Monday will see lingering rain in northern parts of the state, particularly in NE Ohio, with rain totals up to .5”. This will be wrap around from that Sunday moisture that we seem unable to dodge. The southern half of the state will be partly sunny, and we should see clouds give way to sun in NW Ohio.Partly sunny conditions are here Tuesday with great drying weather and a slight bump in temps. Temps should be near normal. Scattered showers are possible across 60% of the state next Wednesday, but moisture mostly limited to less than .3”. Clouds will mix with sun in areas where rain misses. We finish the 10-day window with sunshine next Thursday.The extended period starts with a run of 4 more dry, sunny days. This takes us through Monday the 20th. Rain and thunderstorms arrive Tuesday the 21st and showers linger through Wednesday the 22nd. Rains from that system can be from .3”- 1.25”, and coverage close to 80%.last_img read more

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