CRICKET: Windies 278 for nine on rain-hit day

first_img Both dismissals came off the bowling of outstanding left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who has so far claimed five for 41. Rain has brought an early end to the second day of the first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test match between the West Indies and India at Sabina Park. The not out batsmen are all-rounder and captain Jason Holder, who after resuming on 30 has progressed to 55, and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, four. Resuming on 244 for seven at the start of play, which got under way in the post-lunch interval session due to a wet pitch associated with overnight rains, the West Indies were 278 for nine when a second bout of rain hit the venue shortly after 3 p.m.center_img The first bout of rain fell shortly after the luncheon interval and further delayed the start of play. Action started at 2 10 p.m. The West Indies lost leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, for the addition of five runs to his overnight  23, while fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was bowled without scoring after facing six balls. Play is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 9 30 a.m.last_img read more

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Organizers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Preliminary matches will kick off in football and softball on July 22, two days before the opening ceremony with rowing and archery events on the day of the ceremony itself.ADVERTISEMENT Day one of the Olympics will feature events in 21 different sports, including shooting, table tennis, judo, badminton, gymnastics, tennis and cycling.“This will be a symbolic and scenic first day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, featuring the men’s cycling road race winding its way from Tokyo to the foothills of the world-famous Mount Fuji,” said a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Five sports have been added to program with skateboarding and surfing making their debut on the first weekend.“I believe the Tokyo 2020 Games will generate more enthusiasm than ever. Starting with a softball match in Fukushima two days before the opening of the Games, until the men’s marathon on the final day, a record 33 sports and 339 events will be packed into the two weeks of the Games,” said Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Blackwater dumps Rising Zephyr, gets crack at Super 8 semis 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 Tokyo Olympic relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima2020 Olympics opening ceremony tickets threaten to burn big hole in walletsIOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program August 1 will be a ‘Super Saturday’, with a number of medal events scheduled to be held on that day, including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games, such as the judo mixed team event, triathlon mixed team relay, and shooting trap mixed team event.The 2020 Games will use a total of 42 venues, including 24 existing, 10 temporary and eight new permanent venues.These will include three venues in Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Miyagi prefectures, which were among those most affected by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.The competition schedule by session for swimming, synchronized swimming, and diving will be finalized shortly, said organizers. ABRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Tokyo will be the setting for the 2020 Olympics. Image: Sara Winter/AFPThe International Olympic Committee on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced by organizers, with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until August 9. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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£32m out, fan favourite in: Chelsea team to play Walsall in the League Cup

first_img 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Let us know what you think of our predicted XI by leaving a comment below 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 12. John Obi Mikel (holding midfielder) 9. Radamel Falcao (striker) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 11 27. Jamal Blackman (goalkeeper) 11 Chelsea visit Walsall in the League Cup on Wednesday night after a dramatic few days in the capital, and there is set to be a number of significant changes to the side that beat Arsenal.On Tuesday afternoon, the FA charged Diego Costa with violent conduct, following an incident with Gunners defender Gabriel Paulista, and handed the striker a three-match suspension.This leaves Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao fighting for a rare start in Jose Mourinho’s side at the Bescot Stadium.John Terry is also set to return to the starting line up having spent the victory over Arsenal at the weekend on the substitutes’ bench – in what could become a new role for the Blues legend this season.Click the right arrow above to take a look at how talkSPORT thinks Chelsea could line up against their League One opponents… 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 17. Pedro (right wing) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 11 11 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (holding midfielder)last_img read more

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Chavez legacy marches on in L.A.

first_imgThousands of union activists and their supporters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to celebrate the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez on what would have been his 79th birthday. Chavez, a farmworker and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, died poor but world renowned in 1993. Saturday’s march – involving a crowd that organizers estimated at 5,000 – started at Olvera Street, then moved through downtown Los Angeles and back to Olvera Street for a festival with music and food. UFW President Arturo Rodriguez said the celebration was extra special this year because of a wave of pro-immigration protests over the last two weeks. “It seems like a very exciting time right now and it’s a great way to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez, because he was a peaceful activist,” Rodriguez said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Organizers said the eighth annual Cesar Chavez Walk spotlighted the union leader’s “legacy of nonviolence and respect for working people, including farmworkers.” Chavez’s granddaughter Christine Chavez welcomed Saturday’s crowd. Democratic gubernatorial candidates Steve Westly and Phil Angelides joined the union activists and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also addressed the crowd. Other participants included other Chavez family members, City Councilman Jose Huizar and actor Esai Morales. The rain kept some people away in the morning, but Rodriguez said organizers were pleased with the turnout, which included busloads of students. “The greatest tribute to Cesar Chavez is the thousands of young people who walk to show their commitment to continuing his legacy,” Rodriguez said. 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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Young Lions in seventh heaven as Andorra thrashing seals Euro 2019 spot

first_img silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brace fired dominant England Under-21s to Euro 2019 as the Young Lions routed Andorra 7-0.Aidy Boothroyd’s side, who only needed a point, booked their spot in Italy and San Marino with a game to spare following the cruise in Chesterfield.Ademola Lookman, Ezri Konsa and Calvert-Lewin scored first-half goals to put England in total control as debutant Phil Foden also impressed. REVEALED Everton boys Calvert-Lewin and Lookman celebrate Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF 2 The marauding Jonjo Kenny crossed for Everton team-mate Lookman, who turned in the area and fired low past Francisco Pires from 10 yards.From then it was a stroll, with Dean Henderson a spectator in goal, against a side who had scored just once in qualifying.Foden shot straight at Pires on 22 minutes and the goalkeeper needed to make a smart save from the midfielder’s teasing cross soon after.He made another fine stop from Calvert-Lewin but the hosts doubled their lead when Brentford’s Konsa drilled in after Pires parried Lewis Cook’s long-range effort.Winless Andorra never looked like troubling Henderson as they packed 10 men behind the ball to try to restrict the Young Lions. But they failed to stop England adding a third before the break when Calvert-Lewin tapped in in stoppage time after Lookman beat Pires to the ball.It then look just three minutes of the second half for the hosts to add a fourth when Calvert-Lewin emphatically scored from the spot after Konsa was tugged in the area.England pressed for a fifth and Ryan Sessegnon’s header was cleared off the line before the underemployed Henderson had to be alert to deny Alex Martinez a surprise consolation.Tom Davies hooked over from six yards after Pires went AWOL with 25 minutes left and Foden’s half volley was beaten away by Pires 10 minutes later.Debutant Nelson, on as a substitute, also hit a post but Liverpool’s Solanke did add a fifth with nine minutes remaining when he latched onto Foden’s pass and rounded the goalkeeper to score.Nelson then grabbed his first goal in stoppage time when his cheeky back-heel crept over the line and Garcia completed Andorra’s wretched night when he turned past his own goalkeeper. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Everton’s Calvert-Lewin added a fourth from the spot immediately after the break before substitutes Dominic Solanke and Reiss Nelson scored, with Christian Garcia’s own goal wrapping it up late on.The Young Lions were beaten on penalties in the semi-final by Germany at Euro 2017 but they have now reached seven straight tournaments, going 34 games unbeaten in qualification.The Group Four winners face Scotland on Tuesday with Boothroyd expected to make several changes as his planning for Euro 2019 begins.It took England, who had already gone close through Dael Fry, just nine minutes to get on the road to the Championship. 2 ADVICE Manchester City’s Foden impressed last_img read more

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DONEGAL DRIVERS WARNED TO BELT UP AFTER SHOCKING ROAD DEATH STATISTICS

first_imgDonegal motorists have been warned to belt up by a leading traffic cop in the county.The warning comes after it was revealed that the non-wearing of seat-belts was a factor in four of the seven road deaths in Donegal in 2012.Head of the Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison, said it was not acceptable. Inspector Harrison pointed out that seat belt wearing has been legally compulsory for both motorists and passengers since 1993.He said he found it both shocking and worrying that people were still driving cars without wearing safety belts.   DONEGAL DRIVERS WARNED TO BELT UP AFTER SHOCKING ROAD DEATH STATISTICS was last modified: December 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDROVERSGARDA INSPECTOR MICHAEL HARRISONlast_img read more

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TV-DVD grossing billions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Judith McCourt, market-research director of conference host Home Media Retailing magazine, said the buyers of TV titles are far more active consumers than typical DVD collectors. They buy an average of 25 DVDs a year, compared with the 18 titles purchased by the average collector. “Consumers are becoming attached to these multidisc sets,” McCourt said. “I think you are seeing the time crunch people are facing, and TV-DVD really offers them the chance to watch content at a time that they really want to watch.” According to McCourt, the top three reasons consumers buy TV-DVD titles are because they missed an episode, they are collectors, or they simply want to watch their favorite show repeatedly. Hoffman told conference attendees that older television shows are still easily outselling shows currently on the air. This is despite heavy promotion for boxed sets of such shows as “24,” “Alias” and “Las Vegas,” which are advertised leading up to the premiere of their next season. But the blockbuster success this fall of the DVD sets of “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost” proved to be exceptions and sent a message to the industry that the most buzz-worth current shows can sell big. MARINA DEL REY – Led by such hot sellers as “The Chappelle Show,” “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons,” sales of TV-DVD titles in 2005 are expected to surpass the $3 billion mark for the first time. The sales milestone was among the topics discussed Tuesday at the third annual TV-DVD Conference, a two-day event that drew hundreds of retailers, producers and studio executives. This once-niche home-video category, which could never gain traction on VHS, has had explosive growth on DVD. It has 20 percent of the entire DVD market and continues to grow while sales of other types of DVD titles have begun to flatten. “It’s not just a niche market anymore; it’s a market driver,” said Dave Hoffman, an account manager of Neilsen Videoscan, which tracks sales of more than 100,000 DVD titles. “And there are still lots of people out there who have not bought TV-DVDs in the past year.” Russ Crupnick, vice president and senior industry analyst for the NPD Group, said the biggest factor behind the TV-DVD boom is the emotional connection fans have with their favorite shows. “There’s this nostalgia, this emotional bond,” he said. The nostalgia factor was clearly present at the conference. Donny Osmond, “Leave it to Beaver” star Jerry Mathers, Linda Gray of “Dallas” and Christopher Knight of “The Brady Bunch” all shared memories from their shows’ glory years, and they discussed the impact DVD has had on keeping the shows alive. “It was the very thing I wanted to get away from because you constantly have to keep reinventing in this business,” Osmond said in an interview. “But now, enough time has passed where it’s cool to look back. We just had a great time putting out great entertainment.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 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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MacLeod Featured As December’s Principal Financial Group International Student-Athlete Of The Month

first_imgEach month, Drake Athletics and the Principal Financial Group features one of the Bulldogs’ international student-athletes. This month, men’s soccer redshirt junior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod is the featured international student-athlete. MacLeod started every match this past season for the Bulldogs helping the team win the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. MacLeod played every minute in net this season as the Bulldogs also won their first NCAA Tournament match since 2009 knocking off Kentucky, 2-1, in the opening round. Why did you choose to attend Drake?            “Initially, former head coach, Sean Holmes, he is Canadian as well, so I kind of had a connection with him. He came and saw me playing in Canada. I always knew I wanted to come to the states for education and to play soccer and this was the first option that popped up.” Was there any particular reason you wanted to come to the states to play soccer and attend school?            “The states provided a better opportunity for me to play professionally after graduation. With Canadian schools, you don’t get as good of a jump into the professional standards.” What are you studying at Drake and how do you feel having international experience will aid you in your future goals/career?            “I’m a health science major and that field is so broad and there are a number of opportunities it offers. When I’m done with my playing career, I don’t know if I will stay in the United States or move back to Canada. It all depends on where my playing career takes me. The nice thing about the health sciences field is it’s international and you can really go anywhere with it.” How do you specifically plan to use your degree?            “If soccer doesn’t work out, I hope to go into physical therapy or occupational therapy. The idea of helping people is what really interests me in those fields. The two are similar but each have their own unique twist. With occupational therapy, it’s helping with the rehab and more functional side of things so that the patient can find better ways to live their life. Physical therapy is more sports related where you are rehabbing injuries.” Why soccer?            “I was about five years old when I started playing soccer, along with baseball. The decision finally came where I couldn’t continue both, so I picked soccer because I liked it more. Being a goalkeeper, I play half the game in the net and half the game out of the net but the other keeper on our team got injured so the responsibility became mine.” What are some challenges you face both on and off the field?            “As a goalkeeper, you are always in the spotlight. All your mistakes are highlighted, there’s no real place to hide. You have to be confident in yourself and know that mistakes are always going to be highlighted. But, as a goalkeeper, I feel your actions are highlighted the most.” What other hobbies or activities do you participate in besides soccer?            “Majority of my life revolves around soccer, but I hang out with my roommates and in social gatherings. I follow other sports like basketball and football a little bit, but I’m not really overly into other sports.” What are some differences between soccer in the United States versus in Canada?            “The playing style is similar both in the United States and Canada. The college game is a little bit different where you have to be a more physical rather than technical. That was the biggest difference for me coming from high school to college.” What are some are your favorite aspects of soccer?            “My favorite aspect is that I believe soccer players are the best athletes because there are so many components of the game and I think it requires the most athleticism. One thing that isn’t the best about soccer but can also be taken as a positive is games are always so close. The winner is decided by one mistake or two mistakes or one moment of brilliance.” What are some of your favorite things about Drake?            “Drake is nice because it is a smaller community and you know people on campus. You aren’t just a number at the University, you are actually a name and it’s nice to have that closely knit community.” How does it feel being winning the 2015 MVC Championship?            “It’s been a long time coming for some of us older guys. I think our expectations going into the season were to win the MVC. It’s really an exciting feeling when it finally does come through and all the hard work put in all season has been rewarded.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Kiplimo brings home prestigious IAAF Cross Country Permit

first_imgWorld U20 cross-country champions Jacob Kiplimo took the honours at the 86th edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona, the sixth and penultimate leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit circuit.Kiplimo won the men’s 11km race in 34:00 minutes, beating Ethiopian Telahun Bekele by 17 seconds.The men’s race saw an eight-man leading group formed by Eritrea’s Kokob Ghebru, Kenya’s Peter Ndegwa, Jacob Kiplimo, Italy’s Yemaneberhan Crippa, Ethiopian runners Taye Girma and Haile Telahun, Yassine Rachik from Italy and Filmon Ande from Eritrea which went through the second lap in 9:17.The leading pack was whittled down to six men when Bekele, Ndegwa, Kiplimo, Ghebru, Girma and Crippa pushed the pace, going through the third lap in 17:44.Kiplimo and Bekele increased their pace, pulling away from a chasing three-man group formed by Ndegwa, Crippa and Girma and opened up a gap of 16 seconds during the fourth lap.Kiplimo broke away from Bekele during the last lap, dropping him by 17 seconds and went on to win in 34:00. Taye Girma prevailed in the battle for third place in 34:31 edging Ndegwa (34:34) and Crippa (34:36).Kiplimo became the first Ugandan to win the Cinque Mulini race since Boniface Kiprop’s triumph in 2004.“I am very happy with the win in this prestigious race,” said a cheerful Kiplimo after the race.“It was not a difficult race today.“My goal for the season is to run under 27 minutes in the 10,000m and win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.Only last year, Kiplimo become Uganda’s first ever gold medal winner at the World cross country chamiponships when he won the Junior Men’s event in Kampala. Tags: cross countryIAAFkiplimosports top Final Results(top 10):1 Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) 34:002 Haile Telahun (ETH) 34:173 Taye Girma (ETH) 34:314 Peter Ndegwa (KEN) 34:345 Yemaneberhan Crippa (ITA) 34:366 Ande Filmon (ERI) 34:527 Kokob Ghebru (ERI) 35:118 Yohanes Chiappinelli (ITA) 35:119 Yassine Rachick (ITA) 35:2910 Lorenzo Dini (ITA) 35:37.Comments last_img read more

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MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of Acting CEO for Brand SA – April 2019

first_img[Johannesburg, South Africa, April 15, 2019]. Brand South Africa has announced the appointment of Ms Thulisile Manzini as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Brand South Africa, with immediate effect. This comes amidst a number of organisational challenges that the organisation faced recently, amongst which is the suspension of Dr. Kingsley Makhubela as CEO, due to a number of charges currently being pursued through a disciplinary process.“We are pleased to announce Ms Manzini’s appointment as Acting Chief Executive of Brand South Africa. She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the public service having held various roles in the South African government. Her experience in transforming organisations and implementing turnaround strategies has contributed positively to good corporate governance, operations and administration,” says the Chairperson of Brand South Africa’s Board, Ms Khanyisile Kweyama.Prior to her appointment at Brand South Africa, Ms Manzini was the Deputy Director-General for Governance and Administration at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), a position she has held since January 2016. She was responsible for anchoring efficiencies in business operations by driving strategy, financial services, providing sound human capital management as well as overseeing legislative mandates. In addition, she managed the interface of business systems and operations, supply chain processes and internal controls through Internal Audit and other governance structures. Her portfolio included the brand positioning and corporate identity of the organisation through Communications and Marketing, as well as managing the political and administrative interface by overseeing operations in the Ministry and the Office of the Director-General.Ms Manzini has served on a number of committees within the DTPS which includes inter alia being the Chairperson of the Macro Structural Reconfiguration team, Chairperson of the Operations Committee and the Employment Equity Committee. Ms Manzini also represented the DTPS at the Governance and Administration Cluster and attends Parliamentary structures on Governance and Administration. “In 2018 the DTPS hosted a successful International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World event in South Africa, where 180 countries were represented. She was responsible for the Department’s communications strategy and coordinated strategic engagements to ensure the successful implementation of this prestigious event”, says Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams, adding that “Ms Manzini has the full support of the Ministry and Brand South Africa’s Board of Trustees, to deliver on the organisation’s mandate.”Chairperson of Brand South Africa’s Board, Ms Khanyisile Kweyama said: “We believe that Ms Manzini is the right person to drive the organisation forward during this period. Her experience has more than prepared her to fulfil this role with excellence, we are confident that she will propel the many strategic initiatives that Brand South Africa undertakes, to inspire and unify our stakeholders, partners and employees, to continue the work of building the reputation of South Africa, so as to contribute to its global competitiveness.”Manzini’s other senior and executive management roles include Acting as Director General, Chief Operations Officer, Chief of Staff, Chief Director of Corporate Services at the Department of Public Service and Administration and Head of Corporate Services at the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA).Amongst her various qualifications, Ms Manzini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Zululand, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration obtained at the Wits Business School, a certificate in Management Services from Pretoria Technikon, as well as a short course on Women and Leadership Development from the Singapore Management University.“Brand South Africa’s mandate is to ensure that South Africa is positively positioned, domestically and internationally. That mandate does not change. Importantly, we want to get South Africans excited again about our nation brand. Increased levels of pride and patriotism amongst South Africans are of utmost importance. I am humbled to be a part of the vision, to be a nation brand that inspires its people and is admired globally,” says Ms Manzini.Ends/////Issued by Brand South AfricaEnquiries:Thoko ModiseE-mail: ThokoM@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

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