M&CC requests status of leases from all leasees

first_imgIn light of the discovery that many lease agreements issued to private citizens are either unutilised or expired, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has requested all lease holders to claim the status of these properties.The Council stated that this procedure is viewed as an important step to ensure accountability and should be carried out in an urgent manner. Adding to that, some lands which were owned by the local organ body are now managed by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission.Both the GLSC and the M&CC are expected to meet, where the status of properties within Georgetown will be addressed.Just last year, the Commission of Inquiry into City Hall’s operation showed that former Town Clerk, Royston King leased lands to a private company, which the Council did not have jurisdiction over.The report concluded that King leased lands to Quick Shipping Incorporated at Lombard Street, which were owned by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). Throughout that time, the company argued payments of $625,000 were made on three occasions but there were only receipts at the Council for two disbursements.While many stakeholders had testified before the Commission, King was subpoenaed and posited that he was “unaware” or couldn’t “recall” most of the incidents.NICIL provided statements to the Commission which positioned that they acquired the property in 2002.The Guyana National Engineering Corporation (GNEC) would have vested all of its assets to NICIL and they became the lawful owner. However, King leased the land to a shipping company where “questionable” payments were made.Prior to his dismissal in January, King appeared before the Local Government Commission to answer to the findings of the report and was also requested to present dialogue on other matters. However, his refusal to discuss the impeachments which were brought against him triggered a decision on the part of the Commission to dismiss him with immediate effect.King was sent on administrative leave on September 21, 2018, where he was never reinstated to perform his duties.last_img read more

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George Carlin Dies

first_imgHe said earlier this year, that he was “perversely kind of proud” to be “a footnote in American legal history.” Last Tuesday, it was announced in Washington, that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize, for American Humour. Many considered him the dean of counterculture comedians, best known for his biting insights on life and language. George Carlin has died in California at the age of 71. Carlin had a history of heart trouble, and a publicist says the comic went into St. John’s Health Center yesterdat afternoon, complaining of chest pain. – Advertisement -He died just before 6 p.m. Pacific time. Carlin’s routine called “The Seven Words You Can Never say on TV” got him arrested in 1972 when he uttered all seven during a show in Milwaukee. And when the routine was played on a New York radio station, it resulted in a Supreme Court ruling, upholding the government’s authority, to sanction stations, for broadcasting offensive language. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ramdhani shines again

first_imgCaribbean Regional Badminton Confederation Tournament 2018…Following the Junior and Senior competitions, Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) has now moved on to staging their Regional Under-11, 13, 15, & 17 Championships also in neighbouring Suriname.The team of Vikash Mootoo and Matthew Beharry compete in the Under 15 doublesThe competition which is also being held at the Ring Sports Center in Paramaribo, is providing much needed international exposure to a group of Guyana’s youngest badminton players, most of whom have not competed overseas before.The competition which began on Sunday evening saw the Guyanese players performing to the best of their abilities against more seasoned players their age.Expectantly, Priyanna Ramdhani continues to showcase excellent skill and talent as she participates in yet another CAREBACO International tournament, this time it is the Under 17 competition. Going into her third straight week of competition, Ramdhani has proven that talent does not get tired or weary.Given that the badminton powerhouse is only 16 years of age, she is now competing against players who are roughly within her own age group. Similarly to the other CAREBACO championships in previous weeks, Ramdhani has started out with a blemish less streak.In the women’s singles, Ramdhani has advanced to the semifinal round by defeating Fiona Li 21-14, 21-1.Later on in the women’s doubles, the young woman paired up with Robyn Sobers of Barbados to defeat Suriname’s Kayleigh Moenne and Faith Sariman 21-17, 21-17.Over in the mixed doubles division she partnered with Trinidad and Tobago’s Vance Juteram to secure a win over Kevin Karg and Faith Sariman of Suriname 21-9, 21-9, in order to advance to the semis.Additionally, in the Under 11 category, Mishka Beharry was defeated by Le Yan Sharon Li of Suriname 21-7, 21-1 and by Gillian Jones of the same country 21-5,21-2 in round one and two respectively.Vikash Mootoo and Matthew Beharry were the Guyanese who competed in the Boys Under 15 category. Playing against Ky-Mani Ormskerk of Suriname, Mootoo lost 21-6, 21-5. Beharry also lost his encounter with Suriname’s Rivano Bisphan 21-3, 21-3.The duo also teamed up for the doubles competition which they lost to Rivano Bispan and Timothy Karg 21-6, 21-4.The competition will continue for the remainder of the week with games every evening at the Ring Sports Center in Paramaribo Suriname.last_img read more

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Living in fear

first_imgWHITTIER – Death came knocking on Christina Reynoso’s door last year. The bespectacled man standing in the yard of her Vicki Drive home on June 1, 2006, called himself “James” and asked for her son, Michael. He grinned as if to disarm her.She told her youngest child that a man at the door was asking to see him. He stepped outside. The next thing Christina Reynoso heard were three gunshots.She held her 18-year-old son as he bled from wounds to his upper body. He died in an ambulance. Detectives know what the killer looks like from a description provided by Christina Reynoso, 49. But the composite remains unidentified. And the trail has gone cold.Investigators and Reynoso’s family are hoping for a tip or a witness who could crack the case.“Our family deserves closure. Michael deserves justice,” Christina Reynoso said.June 1, 2006Christina Reynoso came to her house in the 7800 block of Vicki Drive from the local Stater Bros. where she had picked up a few items. It was about 9:20 p.m. Her son had just woken up from a nap, washed his face and returned to his bedroom in the garage.The doorbell rang. She opened the door and saw a stranger.“He was standing right there with his hands in his pockets,” she said.“Is Michael home?” the man asked her.When she asked who he was, the man answered, “James” and grinned. She assumed he was a friend of her son.She told Michael about his visitor. He gave her a questioning look. She remembered his room, which he usually kept neat, was a mess that night.“I said, ‘What’s up with your room? Like a tornado hit it.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, yeah. I’ll clean it.’”Michael walked out the door wearing a white undershirt and light blue and white swim trunks.Then came the three loud pops. She found her son slumped on the front porch.She called 9-1-1 then rushed back to him. She cradled his bleeding form as neighbors arrived to help.He was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.The suspect took off in a Ford Taurus station wagon.Christina Reynoso left her neighborhood of 25 years. She said there were too many memories and she feared for her safety. She saw the killer.Michael ReynosoThe youngest of four children, Michael Reynoso with his green eyes was a familiar sight in the neighborhood on his bicycle.He wanted to be a boxer and was a fan of Oscar De La Hoya.Sheriff’s Detective Richard Ramirez and the Reynoso family said the young man wasn’t a gang member. But he did get into fights.Whether he had a run-in with the killer is unknown.Ramirez believes the killer was somebody familiar to Michael Reynoso.“There’s no doubt whoever did it knew Michael. Whoever did it, I’m sure he’s told other people because the community knows about this,” Ramirez said.Noah Reynoso, 30, said his brother wasn’t involved in gangs.“He was a strong person who fought for himself. He stood strong for his friends and family,” he said.Her son had a good heart, Christina Reynoso said. He was protective of family and friends.Michael Reynoso had been taking on the trappings and responsibilities of adulthood before the shooting.His brother had offered to give him their dad’s 2001 Chrysler Sebring if he got a job and a driver’s license.He earned his license. Through a temp agency, he also landed a job working at a warehouse.“Next thing you know he told me he got a job and would ride his bike there. He had to be there at five in the morning,” Noah Reynoso said.He told Michael it was too far to ride a bike at that time of the morning and handed over the car.“I let him have the car because he was being productive,” Noah Reynoso said.Michael Reynoso had been looking forward to the birth of his niece and nephew. The twins were born five months after he was killed.To honor his brother’s life, Noah Reynoso named his son Noah Michael.Michael’s killer was described as a Latino in his early 20s with a dark complexion. He stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 160 to 170 pounds.His face is fuller than what the composite shows, Christina Reynoso said.He wore a black or dark blue windbreaker, prescription glasses and a hat.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 890-5500.ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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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Liverpool can earn nearly £30m from Coutinho deal, but three things must happen

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Clause 1) AppearancesQuite simply, Barcelona have to use their expensive acquisition in order for Liverpool to get paid.As with most deals nowadays, the more a player is picked the more you have to pay the club you bought him from. Once Coutinho makes 110 Barca appearances, Liverpool will net a cool £17.6million.The fee is to be paid in four instalments, meaning the Reds will receive £4.4million every time the Brazilian reaches a 25-match milestone. BEST OF silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings As a reference point, Barcelona last failed to qualify for Europe’s competition in 2003 when they finished sixth. The following summer they signed Ronaldinho and duly won it in 2006.Clause 3) Barcelona win the Champions LeagueWould be extremely hard to do this without achieving clause two, But Barcelona winning the Champions League will also make Liverpool money.Should they manage to win the Champions League for the first time since 2011 then the Reds will receive a further £4.4million. Coutinho has already played 28 games for Barca Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker Coutinho has fitted in seamlessly to life at the Camp Nou (pictured with a fan) Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Clause 2) Barcelona make the Champions LeagueIt seems so simple, yet should Barcelona qualify for the Champions League it will earn Liverpool £4.4million.They received the same amount at the start of this season, meaning the process will be completed next August – if Barca can make it. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion predicted Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest REVEALED 3 As it stands, the Reds are not missing their diminutive playmaker too much as Mohamed Salah and co. continue to wreak havoc amongst opposition defences.In fact, Liverpool could be set to further profit from selling the long-range specialist – provided the contractual obligations included in his £240,00-a-week deal are met.According to the Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp could be set for a £27.2 million windfall if just three contractual obligations are stipulated.Scroll down to see the full list.center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona earned Liverpool a whopping £142million when he swapped Croxteth for Catalonia.The Brazil international was pursued by the LaLiga side for several months before they finally got their man. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won shining revealed Most Read Football stories Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Latest Premier League News huge blow Coutinho is presented to the Barcelona media Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT After Barca’s game against Real Vallodolid at the end of August, Coutinho officially reached the first of these milestones – meaning his former club are one step closer to pocketing the remaining £13.2million from his appearances. SORRY 3 tense Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars scrap REVEALED silverware Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

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White Sox win, wrap up series

first_img That’s when the Angels were struck by deja vu. Angels pitcher Kelvim Escobar and the White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski found themselves in the middle of controversy, just like in Game 2 when Pierzynski was ruled safe at first after it appeared he had struck out. This time, there was a runner at first with two outs in the top of the eighth of a 3-3 game when Pierzynski hit a hard grounder at Escobar, who turned and knocked the ball down with his backside. Escobar scrambled to pick the ball up and appeared to have time to throw to first. He instead tried to tag Pierzynski. First base umpire Randy Marsh ruled Pierzynski out even though it was clear Escobar tagged him with his glove while holding the baseball in his bare hand. The Angels entered their dugout while Marsh, home plate umpire Ed Rapuano and crew chief Jerry Crawford huddled. The umpires agreed to overturn the call and brought a heated argument from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, to no avail. That brought up Joe Crede, who won Game 2 with an RBI double off Escobar and who homered off Escobar earlier in Sunday’s game. Scioscia, not about to let history repeat itself, replaced Escobar with Francisco Rodriguez, who had not pitched since Game 1 last Tuesday. With the count full, Crede bounced one back up the middle where Kennedy made a diving stop in shallow center field. But with the runners going on the pitch, Kennedy’s desperation throw home was too late to get Aaron Rowand at home and the White Sox had a 4-3 lead. “They got the call right,” Scioscia said. “That’s what they get together to do, to get it right, and they got it right.” The White Sox added two runs in the ninth to go up, 6-3. As the White Sox celebrated in the visiting clubhouse within earshot of the Angels’ clubhouse, Angels players were resigned to the idea they were beaten by a better team. “It seemed like they had a game plan against every individual hitter, and they stick with it,” Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera said. “Even the positioning of their infielders was good. Even if we hit the ball hard, they were right there.” Said Angels first baseman Darin Erstad: “We battled through a lot of stuff this year, and we didn’t get it done. The White Sox have a very good team, I just wish we could have given them our best game. I’d be very surprised if they didn’t win it all.” Scioscia briefly spoke with his team in the clubhouse after the game. ‘It’s tough to lose, (but) I can’t be disappointed with that group of guys down there because they poured their hearts out on the field,” he said. “I’m proud to be associated with them.” Angels starter Paul Byrd was able to do what John Lackey and Ervin Santana could not do in Games 3 and 4 — get out of the first inning without giving up a run. The White Sox scored three runs in the first inning of Games 3 and 4, and put two baserunners on with one out Sunday in Game 5. But Byrd got the key hitter, Konerko, on a flyball to right field for the second out. Konerko homered in the first inning of games 3 and 4. Byrd then got Carl Everett to get out of the first. The White Sox, however, did get an early run to take the lead. Rowand led off the second inning with a double, was sacrificed to third by A.J. Pierzynski and scored on Joe Crede’s sacrifice fly. The Angels tied the game at 1 in the third when Juan Rivera doubled and scored on Kennedy’s single. The Angels had runners on first and third with two out later in the inning, but Vladimir Guerrero (1 for 20 in the series) grounded into a force play to end the inning. The White Sox took a 2-1 lead and knocked Byrd out of the game in the fifth with a double by Juan Uribe and an RBI double by Jermaine Dye. But the Angels scored two in the bottom of the fifth to take their first lead of the night, 3-2. The lead only lasted until the seventh, when Escobar began the inning in place of Scot Shields and immediately found himself facing Crede, who had won Game 2 with his ninth-inning double off Escobar. Escobar got ahead in the count 0-1 before Crede homered to tie the game at 3. Joe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at joe.haakenson@sgvn.com. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week White Sox starter Jose Contreras threw the White Sox’s fourth consecutive complete game. He got Casey Kotchman on a grounder to first to end it and set off a celebration on the field, and certainly on Chicago’s South Side, which hasn’t seen the White Sox in the World Series since 1959. “Enjoy it, enjoy it,” Guillen said, sending a message to fans in Chicago. “I think it’s great, because we proved a lot of people wrong, and I think I like that. We took a lot of beatings this year about my team, and we just keep playing.” It was the first time a club had four consecutive complete games in the postseason since the 1956 Yankees threw five in a row. “I’ll definitely have my White Sox hat on during the World Series,” Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy said. “They’re a pretty good team, they’re fun to play. You can talk about all the controversies, but they take advantage of it. They took advantage of everything they got. Their pitching staff had their way with us. They really put on a display of pitching.” The Angels fell behind 1-0 and 2-1, but in the fifth an RBI double by Chone Figgins and a sacrifice fly by Garret Anderson gave the Angels a 3-2 lead, their first lead since winning Game 1. The offense, though, didn’t put another runner on base the rest of the way and left the game in the hands of the bullpen. ANAHEIM — Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said after his team’s victory in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series he’d rather be lucky than good. Turns out, his White Sox are lucky AND good. The White Sox got great pitching, timely hitting and all the breaks throughout their series against the Angels, including their 6-3 victory Sunday night in Game 5 that closed out the series four games to one. center_img The White Sox will go to the World Series to play the winner of the Houston-St. Louis matchup in the NLCS starting Saturday in Chicago. The Angels will clean out their lockers today and try to make sense of what happened since winning Game 1 of the series before losing four in a row. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, who hit .286 with two homers and seven RBIs in the series, was named the ALCS MVP. last_img read more

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Mixed signals from NFL executive

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue speaks, people listen. But what they hear can often be worlds apart. On Thursday, Tagliabue held a closed-door meeting with top officials from Los Angeles and then spoke with Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle to hammer out the details on potential lease agreements with the two sites, agreements the commissioner said he would like to have in his hands before the Super Bowl game is played in February. The visibility and forthrightness with which Tagliabue delivered his comments stands in contrast to the slow-motion mating dance that has played out between the NFL and its suitors over the last four years. Time will tell whether the commissioner was signaling a deal is near, or simply trying to stoke excitement about the prospect of pro football’s return. Seen through the prism of Pasadena, where a sharp split exists between NFL supporters and opponents, Tagliabue’s comments were sufficiently fuzzy to give both sides what they want. The fact that Tagliabue did not rule out the Rose Bowl as a potential venue gave local NFL boosters reason to remain hopeful. They have hitched their wagon to an NFL initiative sponsored by Pasadena Councilman Chris Holden to offer the league a 25-year lease to play here. With league owners expected to make a final decision no sooner than March, the initiative effort is full steam ahead, according to Holden. “We have to just keep doing what we are doing,” Holden said Thursday, a reference to the signature drive now under way to trigger a special election. “It is really about getting this deal before the voters and then letting the voters decide.” NFL opponents, however, read Tagliabue’s comments as more evidence that the Rose Bowl is no longer a serious contender – if it ever was. They are urging Holden to abandon his campaign for an NFL ballot initiative and save the time and cost of a expensive political showdown. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458last_img read more

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Football Spring Practice Report: April 12

first_img Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team completed three weeks of spring practice on Tuesday, April 12.This week’s report features the Bulldog secondary which is relatively inexperienced after losing three starters due to graduation. The secondary returns fifth-year senior and returning starter Caz Zyks, fifth-year senior Grant Krueger, senior Kyrell Newell and juniors Jabari Butler, Austin Dismond, Sean Lynch and Terry Wallen, who all saw significant playing time last fall.  Zyks is the Bulldogs’ top returning tackler after tallying 45 tackles last year. He also recorded an interceptions and two break-ups. Krueger, Newell and the four juniors all played in 10 or more games and will be competing for the three open starting spots.The Bulldogs have four remaining practices before their annual Blue and White Game on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Donegal Rose to bloom in Tralee

first_imgUpdated: 26/08/2019Chloe Kennedy from Donegal Town is about to have her big moment representing Donegal in the Dome as she takes part in the 60th Rose of Tralee International Festival.The 20-year-old is one of 32 Roses who will be joining host Daithi O Sé for live televised interviews over two selection nights. Chloe will be appearing on the stage on Tuesday night for the final round of interviews. She will have a large crowd of friends and family supporting her in the Dome, while many more people will be cheering her on from home.Chloe will reign as the Donegal Rose for the next two years, due to new competition changes.And she is already relishing the ambassadorial role, having taken part in photoshoots, a parade and many events at home during the summer and this weekend in Kerry.Donegal Rose Chloe KennedyChloe has been sharing an important message of health and positivity during her Rose journey, having overcome cancer this year. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma near the end of 2018 and underwent 12 sessions of chemotherapy.Chloe deferred her psychology studies at Maynooth University to undergo treatment and received the all-clear shortly before being crowned as the Donegal Rose.“It was tough but I consider myself very lucky. Cancer touches so many people, but if I can raise awareness of it I’d tell people to be aware of your body, if you notice something’s up then go with your gut feeling and go to your doctor,” Chloe told DonegalWoman.ieChloe is the eldest of three girls and the Rose competition was always a popular event in their home. She is the daughter of Jenni Timoney and Pauric Kennedy, the Mayor of Donegal Town.She is a firm believer in using positivity to overcome life’s hurdles. “A good mental attitude will get you through anything. We all have bad days. But you tell yourself it will be okay and you will pick yourself up,” she said.Chloe is also keen to encourage other young women to enter competitions such as the Rose of Tralee.“You are learning valuable skills and making friends and your whole family comes together to support you. What more could you want, it’s fantastic!”Another contestant with close Donegal connections this year is the Boston and New England Rose Tanya Stanley, whose mother Theresa Stanley (née O Rourke) is from Ardara. South Carolina Rose Cat McWhirter also traces her father’s roots back to Donegal.Letterkenny man Ciaran Cannon is also enjoying the festival as a Rose Escort.The Rose of Tralee Selection shows air on RTE One this Monday and Tuesday at 8pm on both nights.Donegal Rose to bloom in Tralee was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:chloe kennedyDonegal Roserose of tralee international festivallast_img read more

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Fulham interested in Bolton striker

first_imgFulham have made an approach to Bolton for striker Jermaine Beckford.The 30-year-old Jamaica international, from Ealing, previously played in west London for Wealdstone before spells with Leeds, Everton and Leicester.Fulham are also in talks with to sign Cardiff City defender Mark Hudson and Leeds United forward Matt Smith.Hudson, 32, is Cardiff’s club captain, while the 25-year-old Smith has attracted interest from a number of clubs.The Whites are attempting to offload Bryan Ruiz, Fernando Amorebieta and Hugo Rodallega on deadline day, while Alexander Kacaniklic is set to leave the club on loan.Sweden international Kacaniklic, 23, has previously spent time on loan at Watford and Burnley, and the club are keen for him to continue his development elsewhere.Costa Rica international Ruiz, 29, spent the majority of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, while defender Amorebieta and Rodallega are not part of manager Felix Magath’s plans.Rodallega has started just once in the Championship this season and Amorebieta is yet to feature at all.See also:Fulham keen for four players to goFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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