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GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Competition

first_imgTake a look at the best scenes from this season’s UAAP Cheerdance competition at Mall of Asia Arena through photos.READ: Adamson pulls off shocker, claims first UAAP Cheerdance titleADVERTISEMENT NU Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnimo squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnimo squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU Cheering squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU Cheering squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUP Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUP Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUP Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUP Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSalinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Babble Battalion performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Babble Battalion performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Babble Battalion performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pressure of returning to the top made UST stronger, says coach Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Caterpillars Attack Bong, Lofa, Gbarpolu

first_imgReports reaching this paper have it that caterpillars are on the rampage destroying crops and polluting waters in Lofa, Bong and Gbarpolu Counties.At least 17 communities in Zota, Suakoko, and Sanoyea districts, Bong County are being affected by the infestation of the Achaea caterpillar species.The outbreak of the pests (caterpillar) in those communities is said to have damaged crops and displaced some residents.The report disclosed that the caterpillars are found in the dahoma trees in great number and are polluting creeks in various towns with their feces.At the same time, this paper has also received information that the outbreak is reported in some parts of Gbarpolu and Lofa Counties.A local farmer in Salayea, Lofa County, Henry Sumo, said that about four farming communities a few miles away from Salayea town, have been affected by the outbreak.Sumo told our reporter by mobile phone that the situation was worrisome and needed urgent attention.“Many of the farmers fear to travel to the farms due to the effect of the pests. It is discovered that crops on the farms are damaged,” he said.According to him, the outbreak occurred a  few weeks ago.“This issue has been brought to the attention of the local authorities, who are making effort to contact government,” he mentioned.When contacted, the Assistant Minister for Technical Services at the Ministry of Agriculture, Chea Garley confirmed the reports of the outbreak of the caterpillars in the country.He said that the MoA has dispatched technicians in the fields to the counties affected to combat the situations.   This is the second time an outbreak of the Achaea species caterpillar has occurred since the end of Liberia’s 14-year civil crisis.According to media reports, the first caterpillar incidence occurred in 2009, affecting an estimated 400,000 people in 103 villages.The situation led to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declaring a state of emergency in Liberia.The outbreak was attributed a longer than usual rainy season in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Windsor Castle residents blame farmer for cash crop losses

first_imgIndiscriminate spraying of herbicide…fruits, vegetables and water supplies also contaminated with poisonResidents living in the Windsor Castle area on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two are counting their losses due to excessive spraying conducted by a particular rice farmer.Vegetables damaged by the poisonSeveral acres of land in the area are currently contaminated. According to information reaching Guyana Times, a rice farmer on Thursday last sprayed his fields with the herbicide suspected to be that of Gramoxone.According to residents, instead of the farmer using a fogging machine, he reportedly used a tractor with an attached mounted sprayer.In the process of spraying his rice lands, he unconsciously damaged a large portion of lands within close proximity of his plot. Information reaching Guyana Times indicated that more than sixty residents have been affected. Reports also indicate that fruits, vegetables and water supplies have also been contaminated.Venting their frustration over the issue, many explained that their plot of vegetables are scorched. The plants were currently damaged and the livelihoods of many persons are affected.Rice farmer Indarpaul Ramkoomar is one of the affected persons. Apart from cultivating rice, Mr. Ramkoomar also cultivates vegetables on a medium scale, for whole sale and retail purposes.The rice farmer said that he estimates a loss of some $300,000, inclusive of profit and capital. The farmer said he was not at home and as such did not get to washed the poison off the plants.Police were informed about the matter and the Pesticides and Toxic Control Board was also informed. An investigation has been launched. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Inter’s late comeback stuns Spurs

first_imgBut Argentinian striker Icardi hammered home a magnificent volley in the 86th minute to draw Inter level, and Matias Vecino took advantage of some slack Tottenham defending at a corner to nod in a dramatic injury-time winner.The win leaves Inter second in the early Group B table, behind Barcelona on goal difference after the Catalan giants thrashed PSV Eindhoven 4-0 with a Lionel Messi hat-trick.The late drama was greeted with deafening applause from the 66,000 crowd in the San Siro who minutes earlier had feared that Inter’s disastrous start to the Serie A season would carry over into Europe.Tottenham had the best chance in a balanced first half with star striker Harry Kane missing an opportunity to add to his Champions League tally after being served up a clever chipped cross from Eriksen on 38 minuets.Kane, the top scorer at the World Cup with six goals, arrived in Italy having scored nine goals in ten Champions League games.But with only Samir Handanovic to beat the England striker rounded the Inter goalkeeper, before losing his way as the ball rolled behind for a goal kick.After Eriksen struck with a deflected shot that looped over Handanovic, the Londoners looked in control.But the hosts turned things around with Icardi scoring his first Champions League goal in his first appearance in the European competition, to add to his 110 goals in Serie A.Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen scored the opening goal in Milan© AFP Andreas SOLAROInter Milan, who last won the trophy in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, were returning to the elite competition for the first time since 2011-12, with Tottenham eliminated last season in the knockout rounds by Juventus.Both teams are struggling in the league with Inter Milan having four points from four games and Tottenham sixth after suffering consecutive defeats.Mauricio Pochettino made five changes to the Tottenham side that lost to Liverpool at the weekend with Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura all dropping out.Luciano Spalletti retained six of the side that lost to Parma in Serie A at the San Siro on Saturday.Uruguay midfielder Vecino and winger Matteo Politano started along with defenders Kwadwo Asamoah and Miranda, with Icardi up front alone.0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Captain Mauro Icardi sparks Inter Milan comeback to stun Tottenham© AFP Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Sep 18 – A stunning Mauro Icardi volley sparked a thrilling late Inter Milan comeback as the Italian side beat Tottenham 2-1 on their return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence on Tuesday.Christian Eriksen’s deflected strike gave Spurs a 53rd-minute lead at the San Siro, and the visitors looked comfortable for much of the second half.last_img read more

Liverpool, Chelsea clash in Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000The home of Besiktas in Istanbul, where Liverpool and Chelsea clash in the Super Cup on Wednesday © AFP / Ozan KOSEISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 14 – Liverpool and Chelsea are eyeing some early-season silverware as the Premier League rivals meet in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday in what will be the first major men’s European encounter to be refereed by a woman, with France’s Stephanie Frappart taking charge.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have a settled look and are hoping momentum will carry them through this campaign on the back of their victory in the Champions League final in June, a triumph which ended a seven-year trophy drought. In contrast, Chelsea have lost star man Eden Hazard since winning the Europa League and replaced the departed Maurizio Sarri with the relatively inexperienced Frank Lampard in the dugout.Lampard’s managerial career at the club he served with such distinction as a player began with a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday.It is little wonder that Liverpool are favourites to win the Super Cup for the fourth time in Wednesday’s match, at the home of Besiktas on the European side of the Bosphorus, which kicks off at 1900 GMT.Their last victory in the one-off showpiece came in 2005, just after their stunning win over AC Milan to win the Champions League in Istanbul.– Lampard praised –“We won one competition last year, that’s all. This team is built for being successful and that is what we try to do. Tomorrow (Wednesday) night is another chance for us,” insisted Klopp.Frank Lampard twice lost the Super Cup with Chelsea as a player © AFP / Ozan KOSEHowever, the German warned his team to be wary of a new-look Chelsea, whose performance against United was generally accepted to be far better than the final result suggested.“If people really think that Chelsea is not a real challenge then I can’t help these people,” Klopp said.“They are really strong and young and fresh, and everything is exciting in the moment because Frank is there, new, the club legend.“It will be really interesting, and for us it’s a really important game.”– ‘Smart decision’ –Lampard himself played in two Super Cup defeats as a Chelsea player in the early part of this decade, and he knows how big a lift it would be for his side to come out on top in Turkey.A transfer ban has prevented him from strengthening over the summer and he has instead given a chance to youth, with Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount — aged 21 and 20 respectively — both hoping to keep their places after starting at the weekend.Stephanie Frappart will referee the game, fresh from taking charge of the women’s World Cup final last month © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE SIMON“I’ll pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mason Mount deserved his chance on absolute merit as opposed to age,” Lampard said.“I will have no fears to play young players, it’s important at a club like Chelsea that we do that, but they need to deserve the chance.”N’Golo Kante is a fitness doubt after a summer plagued by problems, while Lampard admitted that neither Willian nor Antonio Rudiger is ready to start.Meanwhile, recent signing Adrian will be in goal for Liverpool in the absence of first-choice ‘keeper Alisson Becker, who is out with a calf injury.It will all be watched over by Frappart, the 35-year-old Frenchwoman who is no stranger to the spotlight, and her two assistants, compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill.Frappart took charge of the women’s World Cup final last month and earlier this year she became the first woman to referee a men’s match in Ligue 1 in her home country. Little wonder she insisted that “nothing changes” for her in this game.“It’s great news, I’m very pleased to be a part of this moment in history which is very much due,” said Lampard.Klopp added: “I am happy that we can be part of a historic moment. It’s a very smart decision to have a woman referee a very, very important game.”0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sven-Goran Eriksson: Roy Hodgson should take a risk and call up Marcus Rashford

first_imgFormer England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Roy Hodgson should take a risk and call up Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford to his Euro 2016 squad.Swedish boss Eriksson, boss of England for two World Cups in a five-year stint in charge, famously took a 17-year-old Theo Walcott to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, despite only playing 13 senior games and not making a single Premier League appearance.Rashford has had more of an immediate impact than Walcott did at club level, having netted five goals in his first eight games for the Red Devils, including the winner in last week’s Manchester derby.Despite his brilliant start, though, the 18-year-old striker has only been called up to England’s Under-20s, with Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate insisting he will not be rushed through the ranks.Eriksson, however, believes Hodgson should have been bold and called the youngster into his senior squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Holland.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Germany in Berlin, the manager who led England to their famous 5-1 victory in 2001 told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “If Roy wants to take a risk with Rashford, he should play him in the friendlies and take a look at him.“If he’s ready, if he’s good enough, then of course [he deserves to go]. I took a risk when I took Walcott because he didn’t play any friendly games for us, so that was a risk,“So it’s better to let him play some friendlies to see if he’s ready or not.”Listen to the full interview with Sven-Goran Eriksson on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast abovelast_img read more

‘Making things in Donegal’ to take centre stage at Enterprise Week

first_imgManufacturing businesses will take centre stage during one of the key events for Local Enterprise Week 2018 when they are featured on screen and in print in “Donegal – We Make Things,” a celebration of manufacturing in the county.Joe Bonnar Metalcraft, Letterkenny; MacBride Brothers Joinery from Convoy; O’Donnell’s Bakery from Laghy; Welditz from Carndonagh; Silver Strand Rope Works from Moville and Diorite from Buncrana will feature at the event in Buncrana Cinema on Monday 5th March.Their stories will be told on screen in “Donegal – We Make Things” at an event hosted by broadcaster Anton Savage that will also see the launch of a book of the same name that charts their stories. According to Head of Enterprise, Michael Tunney, Monday evening’s film and book launch is a real celebration and example of businesses who refuse to be average, who refuse to be held back by how others perceive living in Donegal to be.“This is truly a celebration of the fact that manufacturing is not only possible – but is truly alive and well in Donegal,” he said.Indeed, Mr Tunney urged anyone in business in Donegal to come along to the event and be inspired by the stories of the local businesses. “Sometimes when we are close to something we take it for granted. We forget to take a step back, admire and laud our achievements and acknowledge the rich tapestry of our local communities and economy. In “Donegal – We Make Things” we wanted to take a little time out and acknowledge just a few of our local businesses who create employment for their local communities by making things.These are honest stories told as only those who have lived them can tell. They speak of family, of community, of patience, of learning, of ambition and of passion. The promoters are ordinary folk doing ordinary stuff but doing it wonderfully well. I am certain that these stories will not only be admired by anyone in business, but will also help inspire further success.”Monday night’s event is just one of many in an exciting line up that stretches across the county over the course of the week and the Head of Enterprise said they were delighted to once again to have some fantastic local, national and international speakers bringing their expertise and experience to the county.“The week gets off to a great start in Solis Lough Eske on Monday morning with the story of another local business, Donagh Kelly of KN Group – who has built up not just a national, but an international business.“We are certain that there will be terrific learning and networking opportunities for businesses every day and I would urge them to make the most of the opportunity,” he added.There are events to pick from at locations right around Donegal and all are free to attend.To book events, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or send an e.mail to patricia.clarke@leo.donegalcoco.ie or phone 0749160735. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.‘Making things in Donegal’ to take centre stage at Enterprise Week was last modified: March 1st, 2018 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

HEARTACHE FOR GIVEN AS ARSENAL LIFT FA CUP

first_imgArsenal proved triumphant over a lacklustre Aston villa winning convincingly 4-0 at Wembley stadium. The score line was the very least they deserved having been utterly dominant throughout both halves of the game. Villa were against the ropes pretty much from the get go and Given saved them on more than one occasion. Arsenal’s second goal scored by Sanchez will undoubtedly go down as one of those stunning FA Cup Final goals. A right footed crazy, swerving rising shot that whipped into the roof of the net taken from outside the box and unfortunately for Given he never stood a chance. As a jubilant Arsenal celebrate their win and their place in the history books it’s commiserations to Given on a day were he gave it his all but unfortunately Arsenal proved just to strong a challenge. There’s always next year Shay, onwards and upwards.HEARTACHE FOR GIVEN AS ARSENAL LIFT FA CUP was last modified: May 30th, 2015 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:donegalEntertainmentFA Cup FinalLiffordnewsShay GivensoccerSportlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgTHIS is the official starting teams for Donegal against Kerry for Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.Patrick McBrearty and Christy Toye are named in the ‘starting’ line-up.However it’s likely there will be last minute changes for both sides before throw-in.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 20th, 2014 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:donegalteam v kerrylast_img read more

Pat Morita, 73, of ‘Karate Kid’ dies in Vegas

first_img For years, Morita played small and sometimes demeaning roles in such films as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and TV series such as “The Odd Couple” and “Green Acres.” His first breakthrough came with “Happy Days,” and he followed with his own brief series, “Mr. T and Tina.” “The Karate Kid” led to three sequels, the last of which, 1994’s “The Next Karate Kid,” paired him with a young Hilary Swank. Morita was prolific outside of the “Karate Kid” series as well, appearing in “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Spy Hard,” “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” and “The Center of the World.” He also provided the voice for a character in the Disney movie “Mulan” in 1998. Born in northern California on June 28, 1932, the son of migrant fruit pickers, Morita spent most of his early years in the hospital with spinal tuberculosis. He later recovered only to be sent to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arizona during World War II. “One day I was an invalid,” he recalled in a 1989 AP interview. “The next day I was public enemy No. 1 being escorted to an internment camp by an FBI agent wearing a piece.” After the war, Morita’s family tried to repair their finances by operating a Sacramento restaurant. It was there that Morita first tried his comedy on patrons. Because prospects for a Japanese-American stand-up comic seemed poor, Morita found steady work in computers at Aerojet General. But at age 30, he entered show business full time. “Only in America could you get away with the kind of comedy I did,” he said. “If I tried it in Japan before the war, it would have been considered blasphemy, and I would have ended in leg irons.” Morita was to be buried at Palm Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and three daughters from a previous marriage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Actor Pat Morita, best known for helping teach a boy martial-arts mastery through household chores as the wise Mr. Miyagi in “The Karate Kid,” has died. He was 73. There were conflicting reports about the cause of death. His daughter Aly Morita said he died Thursday of heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital; longtime manager Arnold Soloway said the actor died of kidney failure at a hospital while awaiting a transplant. His wife of 12 years, Evelyn, said in a statement that her husband, who first rose to fame with a role on “Happy Days,” had “dedicated his entire life to acting and comedy.” His role in the 1984 film defined his career. As Kesuke Miyagi, the mentor to Ralph Macchio’s “Daniel-san,” he taught karate while trying to catch flies with chopsticks and offering such advice as “wax on, wax off” to help Daniel improve his karate hand movements while doing his chores. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A generation of young fans mimicked Morita’s famous “crane kick” technique from the finale of the movie, which surprised many by grossing $91 million and establishing a popular franchise. “It was both my honor and privilege to have worked with him and create a bit of cinema magic together,” Macchio said in a statement. “My life is all the richer for having known him. I will miss his genuine friendship.” “Forever my Sensei,” Macchio added, referring to Morita’s role in “The Karate Kid.” The role earned Morita an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, but he lost to Haing S. Ngor, who appeared in “The Killing Fields.” Morita said in a 1986 interview with The Associated Press he was billed as Noriyuki (Pat) Morita in the film because producer Jerry Weintraub wanted him to sound more ethnic. He said he used the billing because it was “the only name my parents gave me.” last_img read more