Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ The rest of the ATP top 10 for 2018: No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 5 del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 John Isner.Del Potro was the runner-up at the U.S. Open, Anderson at Wimbledon, Cilic at the Australian Open, and Thiem at the French Open.Neither Anderson nor Isner ever had finished a year in the top 10, while del Potro is back in that group for the first time since 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rockets’ Chris Paul out vs. Wizards with sore left leg View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The 31-year-old from Serbia is also the oldest man to be No. 1 at season’s end and the first to finish atop the rankings after being outside the top 20 during the year — or outside the top 10 at the end of the previous year (he was No. 12 in 2017).Simona Halep ended the season at No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the second consecutive year; she clinched that spot more than a month ago. Angelique Kerber was No. 2 among women, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka.Djokovic overtook Nadal three weeks ago; the Spaniard did not compete anywhere after stopping because of a painful right knee during his U.S. Open semifinal in September against Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle this month.Nadal concludes a season at No. 1 or No. 2 for the 10th time, trailing only Federer’s 11.Federer, meanwhile, is in the year-end top three for a record 14th time. The 37-year-old from Switzerland has won 20 Grand Slam singles championships, the most by a man, followed by Nadal with 17, then Djokovic and the retired Sampras with 14 apiece.ADVERTISEMENT This is the first time, though, that each of those three men spent some time at No. 1 during the same year. The seven changes there were the most since 1999, when there were eight.Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, while Federer took the Australian Open, and Nadal earned the title at the French Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThey accounted for Nos. 1-3 in the final rankings in 2007-11 and 2014, too.For Djokovic, it marks the fifth time he has closed a year in the top spot, following 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Only Pete Sampras, with six year-end No. 1 finishes, did it more often. FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia celebrates, after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the ATP World Tour Finals men’s singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three in the year-end ATP rankings for the first time since 2014. It is the seventh time that trio of tennis greats is 1-2-3 to close a season. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014.With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season’s final ATP rankings for the seventh time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Maritime Commissioner Kesselly Resigns

first_imgThe Commissioner of Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), Binyan C. Kesselly, has tendered his resignation after eight years with the entity. An Executive Mansion release said Commissioner Kesselly had earlier informed President Sirleaf that after his years of service as head of the Maritime Authority, he will like to pursue other professional options. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday accepted Kesselly’s resignation. In April 2008, the President appointed Mr. Kesselly as Maritime Commissioner with the responsibilities to lead the world’s second largest Maritime Program in Liberia and ensure domestic and global expansion in various white space areas in the Maritime industry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Korto Kollie’s Killer Charged

first_img– Advertisement – Defendant Belile Barry, 27, faces murder charges for the death of Korto Kollie, 42, at the intersection of Benson/Lynch streets in Monrovia Belile Barry, the 27-year-old man who confessed to the murder of 42-year-old Korto Kollie, the woman who was discovered dead in a grey Honda jeep at the Goodwill Garage at the intersection of Benson and Lynch streets in Monrovia on Saturday, March 25, was yesterday forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for trial.  The defendant was sent to court after the LNP formally charged him with murder.The incident occurred on March 24, just up the street from the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, where the wake-keeping of Liberian music star Quincy B was being held.According to police, defendant Barry allegedly had “violent sexual intercourse with the victim in her anus” that caused her to bleed profusely to death.At yesterday’s hearing, Barry was remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison where he will remain to face his murder charge, because the crime of murder does not qualify him for a bail.Court records showed that on March 24, the deceased and her brother, identified as Wilmot Kollie, both left their Harrisburg residence in Montserrado County for Monrovia.When they arrived in Monrovia, the police investigation revealed, the deceased left her brother and went to look for her boyfriend, Barry, at the garage where they were spotted together the entire night of March 24 enjoying themselves in the vicinity of the garage.Unfortunately, the next day, March 25, the lifeless and naked body of Ms. Kollie was discovered in Barry’s garage. She was subsequently rushed to the J.F. Kennedy Hospital in Sinkor where doctors there pronounced her dead upon arrival.Police alleged that while Barry and his victim were together that night, Barry induced her with alcohol (‘Old Soldier’ gin) before he sodomized her, which rendered her unconscious and led to her subsequent death.The document further alleged that prior to Kollie’s death, she and her boyfriend, Barry, who have been in a relationship since 2006, got into a very serious argument about her relationship with another man, identified as Papaye Fayiah.But, Barry, the document claimed, had been bitter over his victim’s relationship with Fayiah, and because of that, he decided to seek revenge.“Barry wanted to accomplish his unlawful act against his victim, by inducing her with liquor, which rendered her helpless,” police investigation alleged.“Our forensic examination conducted on the body established that Barry sexually abused his victim in her anus several times wherein she sustained multiple injuries that caused her to bleed severely resulting to her death,” the investigation further alleged.“It was based on those findings that we charged Barry with murder in violation of Chapter 14, subsection (A), Section 14.1 of the Penal Code of Liberia,” the investigation recommended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cyclist killed in ECD accident

first_imgA D-Field, Sophia, Georgetown man has become the latest road fatality after he was struck on Wednesday afternoon along the Railway Embankment at Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is Orin Laundry of Lot 161 D-Field, Sophia.According to reports, the 37-year-old man as riding his pedal cycle when he was struck about 13:15h by a Route 44 minibus with registration number BWW 283,Dead: Orin Laundrywhich was heading to Georgetown.The cyclist reportedly turned south onto the Railway Embankment from the access road after which he made a right turn. The minibus, which was heading to the city, reportedly struck him as he turned.He was picked up by the 29-year-old bus driver and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries about 19:00h on Wednesday.The driver, of South Vryheid’s Lust, ECD, passed a breathalyser test, but has since been taken into Police custody as investigations continue. His body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital morgue awaiting post mortem.last_img read more

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Touring the Treasures

first_imgProceeds from the Saturday home studio tour will help defray the costs of this year’s show at Alta Vista, which will take place inside and out, with a tent pitched over the lawn and an installation housed on racquetball courts. But even more than helping with money, organizers say the fundraiser shines a light on four artists with roots in Redondo Beach. The self-guided tour also includes admission to a light tea at the city’s Woman’s Club, where more artwork will be on sale and refreshments served. Visitors can take their time, follow a map to the homes around town and browse each studio at their leisure from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Janet Johnson, chairwoman of Friends of Redondo Beach Arts. “Tucked away in Redondo Beach are all kinds of interesting things,” she said. In addition to Havlena’s studio, the tour includes a visit to designer Stefani Conniff’s house in south Redondo, with a roof deck overlooking the water and interior walls painted in ocean greens and blues. Another stop is the original red clapboard home of Carmen Sappington, whose pottery and tile pieces are incorporated throughout. The remaining artist is Barbara Schaefer of north Redondo, whose dining and living rooms display Swarovski crystal-bedecked glassware and hand-painted furniture. Her usable wine glasses and cake platters are painted with acrylic and baked in the oven. Many of the colors and crystals chosen for Schaefer’s personal collection were inspired by news events, including the death of Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II. Nina Zak Laddon, who serves as president of the Redondo Beach Art Group, said she hopes the home studio tour will make people more aware of the artists living and working in the city. Having Johnson’s group step up and organize the event and the city provide the Alta Vista venue was affirmation that last year’s event at the AES power plant made an impact, she said. “It’s just amazing the way the community and all its facets responded to last year,” Laddon said. “The residents came and participated in so many different ways. ? It was just a euphoria, really.” Laddon estimates the cost of putting on the AES show approached $10,000. Even using volunteer labor, she said, the price of printing, putting up walls and building exhibits quickly adds up. Artists participating in the Power of Art 2007 are asked to donate 30 percent of their proceeds to help members of Laddon’s group raise money for a Redondo Beach cultural arts center. Someday, they hope to have a home of their own. kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During her 60-year-career experimenting with 11 media, the Redondo Beach woman has displayed art in Prague, Paris and Vienna. But Havlena’s latest exhibit will be right at home. This week, the 86-year-old artist living in a century-old house that doubles as a personal studio joins a five-stop tour supporting the local arts. The event hosted by a new nonprofit group – Friends of Redondo Beach Arts – will benefit a larger show in October at the city’s Alta Vista Park. The Power of Art 2007 – scheduled Oct. 12 to 14 – will take over the community center and recreation area much like it did last year the AES power plant. There, the Redondo Beach Art Group transformed the cavernous plant on Harbor Drive into an arts and entertainment venue, drawing musicians, visual artists, photographers and entertainers from around the South Bay. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER Jari Havlena’s living room is packed with paintings, while other pieces of art spill into a tiny kitchen and fill the walls of a backyard studio. Many of the artist’s works mix antiques and old collectibles with painted words on canvas, making statements about gun control, politics, the environment and music. last_img read more

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DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED

first_imgThe sentencing of the killer of Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney has been moved – because it falls on the anniversary of his death.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue in Dublin has admitted the unlawful killing of the Inishowen-born reporter on June 24th, 2012.The date ofr sentence had been set but the prosecution said this had to b changed for “obvious reasons.” Burch will now be sentenced on June 17th.DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED was last modified: March 8th, 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:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchkillerlast_img read more

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GOP in lead for ‘Duke’ Cunningham seat

first_imgRANCHO SANTA FE – Republican former Rep. Brian Bilbray led Democrat Francine Busby in early returns Tuesday in a special congressional race that was being watched closely as a barometer of the midterm elections. Democrats in the solidly Republican district hoped to capitalize on a GOP corruption scandal and capture the House seat that was held by Randy “Duke” Cunningham before he went to prison for bribery. Tuesday’s victor will serve the remaining seven months of Cunningham’s term. In early returns, Bilbray was leading by a wide margin over Busby. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Busby, a local school board member who ran against Cunningham in 2004, focused her campaign on public dissatisfaction with the Bush administration and the GOP-led Congress. Democrats spent nearly $2 million on the high-stakes contest, and the GOP spent more than $4 million. President Bush and first lady Laura Bush recorded automated telephone messages for Bilbray. A mass e-mailing from Sen. John Kerry, the party’s 2004 presidential candidate, was sent last week to more than 100,000 supporters, urging them to help get out the vote. Al Gore also recorded a phone message telling Democrats to go to the polls. Cunningham’s downfall threatened to upset the electoral balance in this longtime GOP stronghold. Cunningham pleaded guilty last year to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors and was sentenced in March to more than eight years in prison. 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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MEDIA BOX BLOG: ALL GO-GO MOJO AT APPRENTICE HQ

first_imgIt’s all (Mojo) go go this fine Monday in the Media Box HQ. We are busy planning, prepping and getting ready for JSB’s reappearance on the big screen tonight on TV3’s Irish Apprentice at 9pm.Surviving the first boardroom task, “The Hard Sell” which involved selling sandwiches and vitamin drink Vit Hit on Grafton Street, JSB sailed through week one, receiving recognition for her sales skills by her Project Manager and Bill himself. Keeping a low profile, yet providing lots of giggles, our Donegal girl has left a positive and lasting impression that has the nation looking forward to seeing her take to the screens tonight for round two of the Boardroom.However there will be no low profile for Donegal tonight as the county is strongly represented by JSB who will step up as Team Zest’s Project Manager leading an exciting music task that will also feature local talent from Donegal Town, Killybegs and Dungloe – band Mojo Gogo. Tonight’s task sponsored by the Irish Daily Mail challenges both Team Spirit and Team Zest to create a compilation CD, showcasing ten of Ireland’s unique and unsigned talents trying to break into the music industry. Both teams must compliment the CD with an originally designed CD cover, a full-page newspaper ad and full marketing strategy, to be distributed in next week’s Irish Daily Mail.With an overwhelming amount of entries from bands throughout the country, both teams have a choice from the final forty selected by the panel of judges. With the pressure on we look forward to seeing JSB and Team Zest take to Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin tonight to showcase their chosen bands.So will JSB withstand the pressure of being the second Project Manager at Team Zest? Can she bring a bit of edge to team experience and what will Bill say to her in the Boardroom?It seems JSB’s one liners are quickly gathering momentum as this week we hear her motivate her team, declaring “I’m sprinting, are you?” So which team will sing out of tune tonight and meet the wrath of Bill in the Boardroom?Don’t miss out…tune in at 9pm on TV3 to see JSB running in those heels and full of zest.  You can now also watch a repeat of the show on TV3’s newly launched 3Player on www.tv3.ie –so no excuse for not catching up!The Media Box team look forward to keeping you updated on all out upcoming office antics and we would like to wish Joanne the very best of luck tonight!Until next week, keep running in heelsThe Media Box Team xx MEDIA BOX BLOG: ALL GO-GO MOJO AT APPRENTICE HQ was last modified: October 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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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Survey Exposes Liberal Bias Among Psychologists

first_img(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Everybody except liberals knows they are intolerant of conservatives, but now a new survey won’t let them deny they have a real bias problem.Conservatives in academia have long been aware that for their own protection they need to keep their views quiet.  Liberals, however, walk around thinking of themselves as the most tolerant people in the world.  An anonymous online survey of 800 social psychologists, about to be published by Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers this month in Perspectives on Psychological Science (a journal of the Association for Psychological Science), caught social psychologists with their tolerant pants down, Science Daily just reported.  Here are some of the most revealing excerpts:Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues.  The notion that the field discriminates against and is skewed toward a liberal political perspective is worthy of concern; scholars, both within and outside the field, have offered various solutions to this diversity problem.Their findings confirm the field’s liberal bias, but they reveal some surprises as well…. Inbar and Lammers found an overwhelming liberal majority when it concerned social issues, but greater diversity on economic and foreign policy issues.It seems that conservative social psychologists hide their views because they perceive the field as hostile to their values. The more conservative respondents were, the more likely they were to report that they had experienced an intellectually unfriendly climate. Importantly, self-defined liberals did not seem to have the same perceptions of hostility.Furthermore, liberal respondents were more likely to say that they would discriminate against psychologists who displayed clear conservative views in the context of a paper or grant review, a symposium invitation, and in faculty hiring.Social tolerance and fairness are important values for many psychological scientists, so it’s surprising to find intolerance of a different kind in the field. And despite the fact that psychological scientists are well aware of the potentially harmful effects of cognitive biases, they are clearly not immune to such biases themselves.Several of the commentaries raise serious questions about how ideology might be shaping the issues and questions that social psychologists systematically choose — and do not choose — to explore.It may be the case that the field attracts a certain kind of inquiring and open mind that tends to embrace liberal values, and that conservatives self-select out of the field.  But this, most of the commentators agree, does not change the fact that pervasive liberal bias is unhealthy for intellectual inquiry.The article ends with Inbar and Lammers declaring the “time is ripe for self-examination in the field.”The time is ripe for housecleaning, not just navel-gazing.  Nothing will change until parity is achieved.  These people lack self-awareness of their intolerance because the only ones they hang out with are people like themselves.  They have no idea about how they stifle true diversity and open debate by their cluelessness, engendered by self-fulfilling prophecies and group reinforcement. Watch the documentary Indoctrinate U – it’s about campus leftist idealogues so pathetically unself-aware, they are downright funny.Don’t fall for the baloney that conservatives self-select out of the field because they lack an “inquiring and open mind.”  That’s leftist hot air.  Notice, instead, that the leftist bias actually influences the very scientific questions they find worthy to explore!  That’s why you so often find social psychologists analyzing religious people instead of conservative psychologists analyzing leftists.  We need more studies on leftism as a mental disorder that produces delusions of tolerance.Notice that some of the social psychos in the survey even admitted they would discriminate against conservatives!  They would prevent them from getting hired or getting grants or tenure.  Well, duh!  No wonder they’re all leftists.Since social psychologists are overwhelmingly Darwinians, this undoubtedly includes Darwin skeptics, who have felt their wrath and found themselves among the ranks of The Expelled.  Ironically, you can bet on it that their universities or institutions have a written policy on “diversity and inclusion” – about as worthless as a UN committee on anti-terrorism run by jihadis.  Your commentator had to take a campus-wide quiz on “diversity and inclusion” at a scientific institution, only to find himself expelled a few years later by the organization’s intolerance of intelligent design.Someone show this article to radio talk show host Dennis Prager, who has often beat the drum about the blindness of leftists in academia (he prefers calling them “leftists” instead of “liberal”–a good word misused).  Prager recently stated wisely that leftists are incapable of love, because they are not intolerant of evil.  It takes intolerance of evil to produce true love.  Celebrate “tolerance” without a hatred for evil, and the hate gets directed at those who don’t buy into the groupthink.For an explanation of why tolerance is impossible as a universal standard of virtue, see the Baloney Detector on “Self-Refuting Fallacy.“last_img read more

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Product Announcement: KineMAX 6K

first_imgColor DepthUp to 14-bit in 3K, 12-bit in 6K, 4K, 2K, and HD Frame RateUp to 100fps in HD, 96fps in 2K, 50fps in 4K, 30fps in 6K OutputSDI, dual HDMI ports SensorSuper35 CMOS Audio2 48v XLR ports BatteryV-mount or Anton Baur type batteries Dynamic RangeUp to 16-stops of dynamic range in 3K, 14-stops in 6K, 4K,2K, and HD CompressionRAW, DNG Compressed/Uncompressed, Apple Pro Res 4444, H264, H265 ColorBlack and Metallic MonitoringiPhone monitoring and controlling over wifi, along with SDI and HDMI Lens MountPL Mount, Other lenses work with adapter Recording DeviceUp to 2 internal KineMAG SSD drives Kinfinity just announced their first 6K consumer camera and the specs are amazing.The rumors we’ve been hearing for a while are true. Chinese camera maker Kinefinity have just announced a line of new cameras, the KineMINI 4K and the KineMAX 6K. At this time there is limited information about the cameras but here’s what we know so far:The KineMAX 6K camera is a Super 35 CMOS camera which can record 5760 x 3240 resolution footage at up to 30fps. Kinefinity is claiming that the camera has over 14 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit color depth.They even claim that by using a process known as “pixel binning” users can get put to 16 stops of dynamic range with 14-bit color depth but you can only achieve this when recording in 3K. If this is true, the KineMAX would have more dynamic range than any other video/film camera on the market.Recording 6K is no easy task, but Kinefinity has found a way to store all that information using dual SSD drives at the same time. Because of the large file size they can only record DNG files when shooting in 6K but this isn’t a problem as you can still shoot uncompressed.If users want compressed DNG files they can record to one SSD and if they want Uncompressed DNG files they must record to two. Those who enjoy shooting in camera RAW can still do so but only in 4K and HD. The camera is said to have an optical low-pass filter and an asa of 800.KiniMAX Known Specs ResolutionUp to 5760×3240, 6K,4K,2K, & HD Price and Release DatePricing of both the KineMAX and the KineMINI have not been officially announced but we can expect it to be less than $10,000 dollars. We have also heard rumors that the KineMAX and KineMINI could be released as soon as April 2014. These details are expected to be confirmed at NAB in April.This Chinese response to the Blackmagic 4K Production Camera and Panasonic GH4 seems to be very impressive. However, with no test footage or reviews out yet it’s hard to say if the Kinefinity will prove to be a great alternative to some of the more popular brands.If their technical claims are backed up with footage at NAB than the KineMAX will be one of the most powerful cameras in the world.Thanks to Dan Chung at NewsShooter for translating the press conference.Is the KineMAX going to as impressive as it’s specs lead-on? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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