Formert Arsenal youngster makes Daggers move

first_img1 James Dunne Dagenham & Redbridge have completed the loan signing of midfielder James Dunne from Portsmouth.Dunne, who was on Arsenal’s books as a youngster, has made 36 league appearances for the south coast club since he signed from Exeter in 2014.But the 26-year-old has struggled for game time this season, with his last outing coming in the Capital One Cup in August.Now he will get the chance of more first-team action at Dagenham after moving to Pompey’s League Two rivals on a month-long deal.Daggers boss Wayne Burnett told the club’s official site: “I’m absolutely delighted we’ve managed to get James down from Portsmouth for a month.“He’s someone I know very well, with the team playing against him on numerous occasions. He’ll bring a competitive edge and energy to the group, so I’m really pleased we’ve managed to get hold of him.”last_img read more

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Manchester City youngster in line for League One loan move

first_imgWalsall are considering a loan approach for Manchester City rookie Ellis Plummer.The 21-year-old defender played for the club’s reserves earlier this month and manager Sean O’Driscoll was suitably impressed.Now the Saddlers boss must decide whether or not to formalise a loan swoop for Plummer, who is yet to appear for Manchester City’s first team.He does have some senior experience, however, following loan spells at Oldham and St. Mirren in the past two seasons. Ellis Plummer [right] in action for Manchester City Under-21s 1last_img

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A different perspective

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s to give them alternative means of expressing themselves, rather than violence and self-destructive behaviors,” said Elizabeth Converse, executive director of California Living Histories, a nonprofit organization that provides art and literacy programs for youngsters in Pasadena, Sierra Madre and other San Gabriel Valley cities. “It gets them out of their homes. Most of their families have both parents working or not around, or might have a negative environment, or might be foster kids,” said Converse, who was the exhibit’s project manager. Digital cameras were given to the teens, who then were taught how to download and work with the photos in a computer laboratory at John Muir High School. The participants also did their writing in the lab. “We use photography as a language,” Converse explained. “We taught them how to notice and share their visions of their own lives and communities and families. It’s visual literacy, and the kids really need a voice and need to express themselves.” Marquasha Kitchen, 13, an eighth-grader at Charles Eliot Middle School, focused on her 14-year-old friend and role model, Pasadena High School freshman Taylor Walk. The two like to chat on the phone and go to church together. “She taught me that you shouldn’t worry about when people are talking about you,” Kitchen said. “Just keep doing what you have to do and get good grades.” Kitchen expressed interest in being a National Geographic photographer when the idea of traveling to other countries to shoot pictures was presented to her. “I hope I get a camera for Christmas so I can keep taking pictures,” she said. Converse noted that some of the students involved don’t have digital cameras and computers at home like the ones made available to them during the summer course. “They are vulnerable to poverty, gang activity and poor schools,” she said. “They do not have access to this kind of technology in their homes, necessarily.” Terrell Joyce, 12, who attends Blair International Baccalaureate School, said he doesn’t think his father, Sylvester Joyce III, noticed when he took an intense close-up at Louisiana Fried Chicken & Doughnuts while they were eating. His father, a construction worker, appears sweaty, tattooed and wearing torn, white tank top. “I got to know what it felt like to be a photographer,” said Terrell, whose 18-year-old brother, C.J., also took the summer class. Converse said the $25,000 project was funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the Flintridge Foundation and the Pasadena Community Foundation, along with private donors. At 3 p.m. today, award-winning novelist and journalist Jervey Tervalon, who helped teach the summer class, will lead a panel discussion about the significance of the teens’ work. “They’re being treated as real (college) candidates, just as if they went to a magnet school,” Converse said. “They have the same innate gifts and talents, and they’re fascinating. What they have to say is absolutely mesmerizing. They’re not different than any other youth – they just don’t have the same opportunities.” molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Their visions are free from bullets, blood and brawls. The photographs and words that will decorate the walls of the Jackie Robinson Community Center beginning this afternoon show smiling faces, scenic views and beautiful buildings – a softer side of life in Northwest Pasadena as seen through the eyes of 25 of the area’s teenagers. In the past year, the city’s troubled northwest corner has been riddled with gang activity and multiple homicides. The last week of September alone saw the murders of two young people, including a 17-year-old boy. But the exhibit, titled, “New Words-New Visions,” the culmination of an intensive five-week writing and photography class, is a welcome ray of sunshine in an area sometimes viewed as gloomy and dangerous. last_img read more

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Residents get the 411 on the 818 area code crisis

first_imgFacing a dwindling number of available phone numbers for a growing number of San Fernando Valley residents, California officials began holding a series of public hearings Monday on how to introduce a new 747 area code within the 818. Officials are weighing whether the Valley should be split into two zones – one area keeping 818 and the other getting 747 – or whether to “overlay” 747 across the region by assigning the new area code only to new users. Michael Evans, a regulations analyst for the PUC, said that if a new area code is not introduced, the Valley will run out of available phone numbers by summer or fall of 2009. But some at the Glendale City Hall meeting said they were concerned about how the change could affect them. “I think an overlay code is a nightmare,” she said. “How many numbers do I need to dial to call the person right next door to you?” Jim Bottoms owns three moving companies, with a dozen trucks between them, and said he does not like the prospect of an area code change. “It would be expensive – you got to change all your paperwork, all your trucks, and I’m sure there’s a lot of things I’m not even thinking about,” he said in an interview after the meeting. Officials expect to make a decision next year on how to introduce the new 747 area code in the Valley. More information on the proposed area code change is available at www.cpuc.ca.gov. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 Area code meetings The Public Utilities Commission will hold public meetings this week on a new area code for the San Fernando Valley: 1:30 p.m. today at the Las Virgenes Water District headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas; 7 tonight at San Fernando City Hall, 117 N. Macneil St.; and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.John Zachman, a 35-year Glendale resident, urged the PUC to let him keep his 818 by adopting the overlay option. “I belong to the 818 community, if you will,” Zachman said. “All my friends know me as the 818 community.” Because the overlay method would assign 747 to any new numbers, it could lead to a situation in which a household with multiple phone lines could have one with the 818 area code and another with the 747, officials said. The overlay method also would require callers to dial the full area code plus phone number for all calls – even within their own area code. Bridget Oberlin, an actress from North Hollywood, said the Valley should adopt an area-code split, with the east part of the Valley getting the 818. last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor information, call Charles or Maria Claver at (562) 693-5853. Instructors for fine arts sought PICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera REACH (Recreation and Education Accelerating Children’s Hopes) seeks new instructors and specialists to work in different media, including visual arts, ceramics, dance, music, drama and film. Instructors are responsible for providing qualified, arts-based instruction to children in a school setting and will work 10 to 20 hours per week. WHITTIER – The Whittier Conservancy will host its annual Candlelight Walk at 7 p.m. Thursday. The walk will begin at the home of Dorothea Boyd, 13503 Sycamore Drive. Participants will walk along Haviland Avenue to view the eclectic architectural styles on that street. After the walk, refreshments will be offered. The event is free. Salary ranges from $15 to $25 per hour and depends on experience. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and have relevant experience working with children. Supplemental college course work is desired. REACH is a grant-funded after-school program (2 to 6 p.m.) provided in partnership with the El Rancho Unified School District. The goals of the program are to enhance academics for children, reduce absenteeism and improve behavior. A fully completed city application, supplemental questionnaire, cover letter and resume, and lesson plan must be submitted to the Human Resources Office, Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Blvd. Applications can also be downloaded at www.pico-rivera.org. Recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of candidates have been hired. For information, call (562) 801-4448. Chamber plans Spirit Breakfast LA MIRADA – The Chamber of Commerce will host a Holiday Spirit Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd. Cost is $25 and includes breakfast and entertainment by Phantom Projects, an educational theater group. The event is open to prospective and current members of the chamber. For information, call (562) 902-1970. La Mirada to host annual chili concert LA MIRADA – The city will host its annual Chili Holiday Concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Civic Center. The free event includes chili and entertainment provided by local students. In addition, there will be holiday carolers, hot chocolate, cookies and photos with Santa Claus. Arts, crafts and games will be available for children. For information, call (562) 943-7277. Singers to offer performance, tea WHITTIER- The New Century Singers will offer a holiday music performance and tea at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Salem Lutheran Church, 6442 South Glengarry Ave. Women are encouraged to wear hats and gloves, while men should wear ties for afternoon tea following the performance. Assorted teas, scones, sandwiches, fruit and dessert will be offered. A voluntary offering will be taken to pay for the event. – From staff reports 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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EIGHT JOBS LOST WITH SUDDEN CLOSURE OF LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP

first_imgAt least eight jobs have been lost following the closure of well-known local car dealership Murray Motors in Manorcunningham.Murray Motors in Manor closed on Friday.Staff at the Opel dealership were told of its closure on Friday.Locals have reacted with shock at the news of the closure of the business which was opened in 1964. Many local families bought many of their cars through the friendly family-run dealership.A well as the eight people employed by Murrays, members of the Murray have also lost positions at the company.Local councillors Liam Doherty and Paul Canning said the closure of the business will be another blow to the area including the loss of the jobs.  EIGHT JOBS LOST WITH SUDDEN CLOSURE OF LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP was last modified: August 3rd, 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:car dealershipdonegalmanorcunninghamMurray Motorslast_img read more

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Ranked: 2016/17 home and away kits for Europe’s biggest clubs

first_img 29 29 A new season and everyone knows what that means – new kits!Most of Europe’s top sides have released their new ensembles for the forthcoming season as they prepare to wear them for the first time on their preseason tours.CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE CONFIRMED AND RUMOURED PREMIER LEAGUE KITS FOR THE 2016/17 SEASONBut which one of Europe’s elite clubs boasts the best kit this time?Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT ranks all the official home and away kits released by the top clubs in Europe. 29 10. Juventus away – Proof that simplicity is good 29 29 29 26. Leicester City home – Just a little bit plain 29 5. Borussia Dortmund away – Dear Bayern Munich, this is how you make a grey shirt look good 29 9. Manchester United away – A nice nod to the kit worn by the 1968 European Champions 29 29 29 22. Tottenham home – Purely for the number of players with their shirts tucked in 6. Atletico Madrid home – Never change a classic 29 15. Paris Saint-Germain home – A solid effort 29 29 23. Arsenal home – Normally one of the nicer kits, but the collar ruins it 29. Chelsea away – click the arrow, right, to see which of Europe’s elite has the best kit – It looks a bit like someone has attacked it with a highlighter 29 20. Paris Saint-Germain away – Not awful, but not great 29 24. Atletico Madrid away – The gold detracts from the intimidation factor an all black kit should offer 14. Leicester City away – Okay, this this actually their third kit, but it is much nicer than the red away one 16. AC Milan home – Too many vertical lines for this too be any higher 19. Manchester City home – The sleeves let this kit down 29 4. Barcelona home – Beautiful, until you see the price tag (£100 for a short sleeve shirt) 11. Liverpool away – A much better effort that the home kit – the red and black go together well 17. Chelsea home – Nice little detailing with the lions stitched into the blue 13. Borussia Dortmund home – Dortmund always manage a good kit 29 29 18. Juventus home – Not a huge fan of the double vertical stripes 28. Liverpool home – The collar, the shoulders, the yellow – just no 29 29 21. Real Madrid away – The designers of this kit were clearly huge fans of the Sky One football drama Dream Team 29 29 29 7. Tottenham away – Hopefully Spurs wear this one more than their terrible golden third kit 27. Bayern Munich away – Even Xabi Alonso can’t pull off this much grey 29 3. Real Madrid home – Just look at that collar … 25. Barcelona away – Purple not working here 29 8. Inter Milan away – One of Europe’s best away kits 29 12. AC Milan away – A strong contender 29 2. Bayern Munich home – … but it’s even better in red 29 1. Inter Milan home – Another team that never drifts too far from a classic, and this is one of themlast_img read more

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Pat Diroll: On The Town

first_imgHonorees included Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Dawn Taubin, president, domestic marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Rob Davidow, a private investor and philanthropist. Actor Orlando Jones emceed the event that featured a live auction conducted by KNBC-TV’s Fritz Coleman and APCH Leadership Council Chairman Doug Atchison. The gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, was hosted by Giselle Fernandez and co-chaired by Bob Israel and Mark Ostroff. A highlight of the evening included a performance by singer/songwriter Brian McKnight who also joined the APCH children for a spirited rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Actress Angela Bassett presented the Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award – named for the organization’s founder – to Sid Ganis who has served as AMPAS president since 2005. Taubin received the Children’s Inspiration Award from McG. Taubin joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1989 and was named president of marketing in 2001. Along with APCH, she devotes time to philanthropies such as Habitat for Humanity, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the National Resources Defense Council. Davidow was honored with the Angel of the Children Award which was presented by fellow board member Bruce Newberg. Davidow was one of the first members of the Board of Directors of APCH. Founded in 1993 by Constance, the agency provides at-risk youths with a secure, positive family environment where they can learn skills that will lead to a productive lifestyle, free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. APCH serves more than 4,000 youths from its own facility, providing children with mentoring programs; tutoring; music/dance/arts programs; health, nutrition and counseling programs; sports and recreation programs. APCH is also a site for a Los Angeles Unified School District alternative high school.” The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was the setting for the cast party following the Los Angeles premiere of “The Color Purple” that opened across the street at the Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 16. Vanessa Williams, Quincy Jones and Loretta Devine were among first-nighters who joined the show’s stars – Jeannette Bayardelle; Felicia P. Fields; Michelle Williams; Stu James; LaToya London; Stephanie St. James; and Rufus Bonds Jr. – for the bash staged in the cathedral ballroom. If you enjoy klaxon-voiced, foot-stompin’ gospel, jazz and blues, you’ll love this show. Based on Alice Walker’s heart-wrenching novel and the Steven Spielberg film, the production is billed as “A Musical About Love.” Which it is, once you’ve drenched three hankies enduring 2 hours of poverty, incest, deceit, violence and enslavement to reach a happy ending. Given the theme of the story, we had our palates set for Southern-fried chicken, spoon bread and butter beans. Mysteriously, the party menu turned out to be California sushi, Cuban ropa vieja and Mexican veggie sopes with a martini concoction called a Purpletini (made with purple antioxidant drink) to wash it all down. Only in L.A. A PLACE CALLED HOME `THE COLOR PURPLE’ OPENS SAVING VENICE The California Chapter of Save Venice is gearing up for another spectacular weekend wingding in Southern California next month. With the irrepressible bon vivant/event planner Hutton Wilkinson in charge – he was the late designer Tony Duquette’s longtime major domo – along with Terry Stanfil, Matthew White and Kathy Offenhouser, all of Pasadena, the three-day party marathon will be, as usual, over-the-top. For starters, Wilkinson and his wife Ruth will open Dawnridge, Duquette’s sui generis aerie in Beverly Hills, for supper on Jan. 18. The next day guests will be guided through the collections at the Getty Villa followed by lunch around the seashell-encrusted swimming pavilion at the Malibu home of Liane and Richard Weintraub. But party central will be the Venetian art deco-themed Moonlight on the Lido Ball to be held at Santa Monica’s historic Casa del Mar Hotel on Jan. 19. Prescribed dress code: “Fred & Ginger: circa 1936.” That means top hat, white tie and tails, of course. On Sunday the mood will segue to denim and diamonds for a spaghetti-western addio staged at Michelle and Bob Bradway’s La Concordia, the ranch once owned by Roy Rogers, Eve Arden and, more recently, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti. The ball reservations are $500. The entire weekend of festivities is $2,500. Phuket. That’s where the Stanfills are spending the holidays, so Terry e-mailed this additional info from Thailand: Proceeds from the fetes are earmarked for the restoration of four extraordinary painted panels by the Italian Renaissance master Gentile Bellini. The ball’s honored guest will be Save Venice Executive Director Emerita, Beatrice Guthrie of New York – you’ll remember her from John Berendt’s best-selling saga of Venice’s La Fenice Opera House fire, “City of Falling Angels.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn their honor, a scholarship was presented to jazz vocalist Rachel Lauren, 20, a junior at USC who has already released her first album “Away From the Crowd.” The Deborah Borda Scholarship was awarded to young viola virtuoso John Stulz, 18, an undergraduate at USC. Randi and Richard Jones chaired this year’s event taking turns at the podium with Music School Dean Robert Cutietta, USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias and the USC Thornton Opera Ensemble. Lots of locals were among the more than 400 guests: Liz, Julie and John Argue; Marty and Jim Childs; Donna and Walter Conn; Ginny and John Cushman; Michele and Roger Engemann; Carol and Warner Henry; Vicki and Kerry McCluggage; Diana Palmer; Lorna and Charles Reed; Barbara and Stuart Siegal; and Geneva and Charles Thornton. Also seen were Flora Thornton and Eric Small; Harlyne Norris and Webb Castor; John Herklotz; Ernest Fleischman; Gayle and Ed Roski; Joyce and Kent Kresa; USC Coach Pete Carroll; Nancy and Barry Sanders; Maddy and Gary LeMel; and USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. A Place Called Home, a nonprofit youth center in South Central Los Angeles providing at-risk youths with educational enrichment opportunities, presented its 14th annual Gala for the Children on Dec. 5. More than $1 million was raised to support the numerous programs at A Place Called Home. The 21st annual Charles Dickens Dinner, the lavish black-tie holiday benefit for USC’s Flora L. Thornton School of Music, honored the multiaward winning Rhythm and Blues legend Lamont Dozier and Deborah Borda, the diminutive dynamo who oversees all operations for the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Dozier, who was presented with the prestigious Thornton Legacy Award, had the Millennium Biltmore’s Crystal Ballroom rocking with his hit, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” and topped it off with a surprise appearance by his longtime pal from Motown days, James Ingram. Borda, who received the John C. Argue Dickens Medal of Honor, leads one of the largest musical organizations in the U.S. Prior to her three-decade career in orchestra administration, Borda was a professional violist. She came to L.A. after nearly a decade as executive director of the New York Phil where she was the first woman in recent history to manage a major American symphony orchestra. Before that she served in the same capacity at the Detroit Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. last_img
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DONEGAL WOMAN LANDS DREAM BERTH ABOARD TITANIC DISCOVERER’S EXPLORATION VESSEL

first_imgA Donegal woman has landed a dream berth aboard Titanic discoverer Dr Robert Ballard’s exploration vessel Nautilus for the trip of a lifetime.The NautilusSusan Heaney will join the Nautilus team on the Montserrat leg of the vessel’s Caribbean Sea expedition from October 21st to 29th.Susan, from Fahan, is Titanic Belfast’s Ocean Exploration Centre manager and has been chosen as an Educator at Sea. She will be the first Irish woman to board the famous vessel for a role she describes as an “opportunity of a lifetime”.Susan will stand watch alongside scientists and engineers, as well as participate in live interactions with shore-based audiences via Exploration Now, a 24-hour interactive online portal, bringing expeditions from the field to both experts and future explorers ashore, via telepresence technology.Dr Robert Ballard with Titanic Belfast OEC Manager Susan HeaneySusan and the team will collect samples using their state-of-the-art ROV (remotely operated vehicle), investigate several unexplored underwater volcanoes and even use their equipment to explore two villages which were completely swept into the sea by a volcanic eruption in 1997.Learning of her selection following an intensive qualification process undertaken earlier this year, Susan said: “I am so excited to be joining Nautilus because, by broadcasting the expeditions live in Titanic Belfast’s OEC and online, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill our guests with the enthusiasm for ocean exploration which everyone involved in this project has.” Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands said: “It is a great achievement for Susan, and for Titanic Belfast, that she has been chosen to be an Educator at Sea on the exploration vessel Nautilus. Her experience on the ship will give us a great insight into the important research work Dr. Robert Ballard continues to conduct in our oceans, as well as benefitting our overall education offering at Titanic Belfast.”Susan graduated in 2004 from Letterkenny Institute of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in analytical science followed by a post-graduate diploma in research practices, and she is currently working towards completing a PhD in marine biotechnology. DONEGAL WOMAN LANDS DREAM BERTH ABOARD TITANIC DISCOVERER’S EXPLORATION VESSEL was last modified: October 15th, 2013 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:LYITNautilusSusan HeaneyTitanlast_img read more

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HAVE YOU SEEN BEN THE CHOCOLATE LABRADOR?

first_imgHave you seen Ben?Pet owners and the public have been asked to be on the lookout for a chocolate Labrador who has gone missing in the Buncrana area.The dog, who answers to the name of Ben, was last seen on Thursday.He has a red collar and is a very friendly dog. Anybody who comes across Ben or may have seen him can email us at info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass the information on to his owner. HAVE YOU SEEN BEN THE CHOCOLATE LABRADOR? was last modified: November 23rd, 2013 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:Benbuncranachocolate Labradorlast_img read more

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