Koeman unmoved by Clyne speculation

first_imgSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman is unmoved by the speculation surrounding Nathaniel Clyne ahead of Monday’s match against apparent suitors Manchester Untied. Press Association This has been a wonderful season to date for the 23-year-old full-back, having played a key role in Saints’ astonishing start to the campaign and impressed in his first England run-outs. Such displays have somewhat inevitably led to speculation Clyne could soon be leaving for pastures new, with Monday’s opponents United heavily linked in recent days. center_img The right-back’s deal at St Mary’s runs until 2016 and talks are ongoing to extend that, leaving Koeman relaxed about the situation. “If I have to be worried about those kind of rumours, then I will be worried every day and I don’t like that,” the Dutchman said with a smile. “I like my life and I like to be positive. It’s no issue.” It is a good job Koeman does not get het up by transfer talk given the summer he had, with Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert amongst those moving on, although that unparalleled talent drain from St Mary’s has not led to the meltdown some had predicted. Saints instead enjoyed their best-ever start to a top-flight campaign and, while things have gone slightly awry of late, they remain in with a serious chance of securing a top-four finish. Injuries have taken in recent matches and, depending how things pan out in the coming weeks, Koeman may choose to dip into the transfer window in January. “One is to plan January when you have everybody available then you have to look if you need some players,” the Saints boss said. “If you have a lot of injuries for a long period, that makes it more normal to bring in new players. “We have to wait because players are coming back and that decision we have to make in two or three weeks.” last_img read more

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Colors/Guinness Greatest of the Streets West Dem … Action packed night carded for Pouderoyen

first_imgA PACKED night of action is anticipated this evening for the street football fans of Pouderoyen when the Colors/Guinness Greatest of the Streets West Demerara leg concludes. In a tense opening affair, the balanced and well-rounded unit ESPN will go head-to-head with the hard-hitting Hustlers for the first spot in the final.The second encounter will see the brute force of the Showstoppers come face to face with the Money Team in an all-out battle royal for the second spot.In addition to those games, there will be three exhibition games. In the first GPL will take on their utility counterparts GWI, followed by Broad Street versus Harmony Ballers and Admiral United against the Promoters.In the quarterfinal action, ESPN advanced via the penalty route 2-0 over Agricola while Hustlers had a 3-2 penalty result over their Goal-Getters counterparts as Deon Charter’s 14th minute shot was cancelled out by Goal-Getters Rolex Smith (28th).Games three and four were also decided on penalties as Showstoppers prevailed 2-1 over Brothers United while the Money Team won 2-1 against Tajoe’s Admiral UnitedIn the earlier group stages, West Side Ballers gained a walkover from De Kinderen while Patentia gained the same result against Golden Warriors. Semi-Finalists ESPN won against Goal-Getters 2-1 through sudden-death penalties.Meanwhile, Harmony Ballers were beaten 3-2 on penalties by Young Ballers after a one-goal stalemate. Simeon Peters’ opening goal for Young Ballers was cancelled in the 11th minute when Kevin Richards found the back of the net.Game five ended in favour of eventual semi-finalists Money Team as they registered a 1-0 win over Good Intent through Amoniki Buntin while Hustlers squeezed past Agricola Champion Boys 3-2 on sudden-death penalty kicks.Brothers United through Leon Yaw also produced a 1-0 win over Tajoe’s Admiral United while Dexroy Adams (8th) and Hubert Pedro (12th) helped Showstoppers overcome Jettty.last_img read more

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Guyana Football Federation dismayed following Disciplinary Committee ruling

first_imgTHE executive committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) noted with consternation the adverse ruling against their body by the Disciplinary Committee in the matter of a complaint made by Slingerz FC, Alpha United, Pele FC and the Georgetown Football Club (GFF).Attorneys Sanjeev Datadin (Chairman) and Natasha Vieira, along with Dr. Clement McEwan ruled that the executive committee’s decision to move the STAG Elite League from eight to ten teams was ultra vires their powers and unconstitutional and that the GFF Constitution can only be amended by Congress and the Executive Committee had no authority to unilaterally amend the Constitution in any manner whatsoever.The GFF stated that “while the executive committee fully respects the independence and role of the Disciplinary Committee, it is their (the GFF) position that this matter does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Committee, as was formally communicated to the Chairman at the outset.”“The governing bodies, FIFA and CONCACAF, have confirmed that the Executive Committee acted fully within its rights and powers, as clearly laid out in the GFF’s Constitution; that no breach to the Constitution occurred, and that no change to the Constitution was required in order to expand the League” the Federation said in a release.Article 36.2.i of the Constitution states that it is within the powers of the Executive Committee to “draw up regulations governing the conditions of participation in and the staging of competitions organised by the Federation, including the playing schedule. This shall not affect the composition of the Congress.”In addition, according to the GFF, the four clubs that chose to boycott this season’s League were in violation of Article 13.1.c of the Constitution, which states that members are obliged “to take part in competitions (if applicable) or other sporting activities organised/approved by the Federation.”“As a consequence of this breach of the Constitution, which automatically meant the clubs had chosen not to be in good standing with the GFF, CONCACAF was forced to take the very difficult decision to exclude those clubs from this year’s regional competition” the Federation added.The GFF cited that “it is vital that all of our members are fully familiar with, and willing to abide by, the full content of the Constitution, as we seek to reform and rebuild football in Guyana.The GFF Executive Committee is working hard to restore the image of football in Guyana and to lay sustainable foundations for a professional, accountable and successful future for football through reform, respect for the rules and careful investment in development and facilities.last_img read more

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Geron Williams wins Digicel/Evolution Cancer Awareness feature

first_img–dedicates victory to late relative Barbara LovellGUYANA’s lone professional racing cyclist, Geron Williams yesterday won the feature 35-lap race of the Digicel/Team Evolution Cancer Awareness Cycle Road Race which was staged around the outer circuit of the National Park.After blowing away the field that was made up of the country’s top wheelsmen, Williams, a humble individual told Chronicle Sport he wants to dedicate his hard-earned victory to his relative, Barbara Lovell, who died a few years ago from Breast cancer.“Today’s race was more than a bicycle race, and the victory was made a bit sweeter by the competitive nature of the event.” Williams stated.He (Williams) said leading up to the event, he prepared for a very intense race and it lived up to expectations, but was prepared for it and in the end, his preparations paid off.He said the race was very tough from the start and he missed the first break which occurred after the completion of the third lap, but with assistance from four other cyclists, he was able to connect back to the learders.He said with three laps remaining and after sharing the lead with a few of the other cyclists up front, he made his move but was pursued by Curtis Dey, Jonel Yearwood, Andrew Hicks and Mark Harris. With one lap remaining, he found himself in second position but battled to the end and in turning for the finish at the corners of Lamaha and Irving Streets, he made his move and blew away the opposition, winning by approximately five bicycle lengths.Dey was second, Yearwood third, Hicks fourth, Harris fifth and Paul DeNobrega sixth.Williams also won three of the five prime prizes that were up for grabs, while Walter Grant-Stuart and Dey won one each.Geron Williams (left) accepts his winning prize from DIgicel’s Regional Executive Officer, Gregory Dean, after winning the feature Digicel/Evolution feature 35-lap cycle race yesterday.In other results, Dey was the first junior to cross the finish line. Shane Bourne won the five-lap mountain bike race ahead of Oziah McAullay and Julio Melville, respectively.The novice event was won by Raphael Alberts who finished ahead of O’Neil Rosae and Paul Thomas, respectively.Ian `Dumb Boy’ Jackson won the 20-lap race for veterans over 45 years of age, ahead of Kennard Lovell and Amrit Sankazr, respectively.In the 20-lap race for veterans under 45 years of age, Junior Niles won from Paul Cho-Wee-Nam and Stephen Fernandes, in that order.As was promised prior to the start of the event, Digicel had pledged to match the registration fee of the cyclists and donate same to the Cancer Institute of Guyana and yesterday, they lived up to their promise by donating a cheque worth $472,000 to the organisation.last_img
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Syracuse to host 2 games in Carrier Dome

first_img Published on July 12, 2012 at 11:07 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman For the first time in program history, the Syracuse volleyball team will play two matches in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.Both matches will be during Big East play, with the first one taking place on Nov. 4 against Connecticut, and the second on Nov. 11 against Seton Hall. The Orange will play the rest of its home matches at the Women’s Building.“There is so much tradition surrounding a place like the Dome and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to play there,” head coach Leonid Yelin said in the release.Yelin is entering his first season as Syracuse’s head coach, after taking over for Jing Pu, who was fired midway through last season.The SU volleyball team is making its debut in the Carrier Dome, just eight months after the softball team did the same in the “Duel in the Dome,” when it hosted Colgate and Canisius.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse, which returns four starters from a season ago, starts the 2012 season Aug. 24 in the Colgate Classic in Hamilton, N.Y. The Orange plays a total of 30 matches this season, and will face six teams that made the NCAA tournament last year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Texas Tech receiver moonlights as minor league outfielder

first_img Published on August 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Bradley Marquez has no offseason.While most Texas Tech players spend their summers taking classes and training for the grueling Big 12 competition, the wide receiver Marquez trades in his shoulder pads and helmet for a bat and glove, and heads up to Kingsport, Tenn., to play baseball for the Kingsport Mets of the Rookie Appalachian League.For the last two summers, Marquez has moonlighted as a left fielder in the New York Mets organization.He was already committed to the Red Raiders when the Mets selected him in the 16th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Unable to decide between the stardom of playing big-time college football or entering the uncertain and tumultuous path toward the Major Leagues, Marquez chose both.“I was young, just coming out of high school, not really knowing exactly what my future held,” Marquez said. “At that time I didn’t know what my calling was, whether it’d be baseball or football. I love both sports. They’re two different games, but I do them both. I wasn’t ready to choose.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the option remained open for Marquez to play baseball at TTU, he chose to tackle the professional ranks. The Mets organization would pay for his scholarship, and he would be committed to them from basically the day school ended up until the beginning of Texas Tech training camp each year.The Mets also rewarded him with a $350,000 signing bonus, but the contract stipulated that he would lose $250,000 if he didn’t commit himself to the Mets full time by Sept. 15, 2013.When the date for him to report to football training camp came this summer, Marquez packed up and returned to Lubbock, Texas, for his junior year.“It was something that weighed on me a lot,” Marquez said. “My family and me discussed some things. I hope it all works out for me. Obviously you don’t know that right now.”It had been working out for Marquez until he suffered a season-ending right knee injury midway through his sophomore season.In his freshman season, he caught 25 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown in 12 games, while developing into one of the team’s best kick returners. Before injuring his knee as a sophomore, he hauled in 16 receptions for 172 yards in six games.In Kingsport, the outfielder struggled early this season, but hit .306 with four doubles in his last 19 games. Kingsport manager José Leger said that even with the continued improvement, he believed that Marquez never had any intention of becoming a Met full-time following the 2013 season.“He was excited about the progress he had, but he really had his mind made up before he started the year with us,” Leger said. “I think it was a decision he was going to make no matter how well he was doing. That’s my feeling.”So the balancing act continues for Marquez. He said he has every intention of continuing his baseball career next summer, a decision that will force him to once again miss off-season training at Texas Tech. As a result he has to take an additional six credit hours during the football season.At Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas, playing two sports and getting his work done was not nearly as difficult for Marquez. Odessa football coach Ron King said that he took care of his business in the classroom and excelled at both baseball and football.And though King said he believes Marquez will be a more-than-capable professional athlete in whichever sport he chooses, he also thinks it might be in his best interest to make a selection.“Would I think it’d fit him if he just picked one sport over the other and applied to it? Well, yes, I do,” King said. “He’ll spend more time, he’ll have more training. But that’s his decision.”While some may infer that his decision to decline the signing bonus is an indication of his commitment toward a career in football, Marquez was adamant about his loyalty to the Mets.“I’m still playing baseball regardless,” Marquez said. “I’m still part of the organization. I just don’t get that other amount of money. It’s still doing both.”As it was the case when he was first drafted by the Mets coming out of high school, Marquez is still not ready to make a decision.“Obviously it’s a hard (decision), and maybe others would do differently,” Marquez said, “but it’s just the way that it is, and the wayI’m going to approach everything for the future.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell OK with Rajon Rondo comparisons

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> It’s been said before that Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell might be the next Rajon Rondo, and if that’s the case, it’s just fine with Russell.The L.A. rookie and the Sacramento Kings guard share a hometown, Louisville, and a high school basketball coach, but Russell would like to share some of the same intangible qualities that have made Rondo what he is today. “That edge about him,” Russell said Tuesday afternoon after practice. “A lot of guys don’t really like him, a lot of coaches don’t really like him, but he still finds a way to win. If that’s what it takes to be a winner in the league, I think I’m going to follow that path.”While it might seem that there are plenty of other quality point guard role models in the NBA to choose from, Russell made it clear that it’s not the agitating qualities in Rondo that he admires. It’s the fact that he’s never veered from his identity. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Injury updateKobe Bryant didn’t practice Tuesday, but did come in for treatment. Coach Byron Scott said he will play Wednesday against Sacramento.Scott also said that Larry Nance Jr. (knee) is out for at least the next two games and they’ll re-evaluate his status this weekend. While that guarantees more time for Julius Randle for the next two games, Scott isn’t saying whether or not it will moving forward.“Like I said, Larry, I still look at as our starting power forward right now, but it’s great to have two young guys that you can kind of rely on,” Scott said. “That is definitely one of our stronger positions on our team when you have two guys like that. I’m not going to speculate if he’s going to start after Larry gets back or not; it depends on how long Larry is out and when he gets back. I just want Julius to continue to grow and to play the way he’s playing.”However, Scott did say that the more time Randle spends on the floor, the better he gets.“Julius, if he plays 20-25 minutes, he’s almost a walking double-double. He’s been able to do that all season long, coming off the bench or a starter. If he’s starting, obviously playing more minutes, but I think that’s definitely something that he can average over his career.”center_img As a young player, Russell wants to make sure he never veers from his own, either.“Just really being myself my whole career,” Russell said. “I don’t want to turn into somebody I’m not. I can control what I can control and that’s about it. I don’t really worry about those other things. Just trying to keep that positive mentality and being competitive.”Rondo has effectively rebounded from his disastrous last season with numbers that are up across the board. He’s still a dynamic threat on the floor, almost as dynamic as he was in Boston. Russell is familiar with Rondo’s tendencies from having played against him in high school, when Rondo would attend workouts to see former coach Doug Bibby. Russell knows he isn’t looking to shoot the jump shot, but he’s capable of opening up the game with just one make. Call it a pride thing and it’s a player thing, but Russell wants to go up against his fellow Louisville native just to prove he’s capable of living up to the billing of the “next Rondo.”“A lot of people have probably been feeding him my name growing up. We had the same high school coach, who I’m sure has been talking his ear off about me,” Russell said. “I haven’t really had the opportunity to prove myself, so anytime I go up against him, I just want to prove myself.”last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 23, 2013•6:37 a.m. Stephen J. Carrier, 45, Youngsville, La., was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.•8:41 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 400 block. N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:05 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:32 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and criminal trespass in the block. N. C, Wellington.•11:35 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1300 block. N. C, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. E. 15th, Wellington.•1:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block. N. C, Wellington.•1:59 p.m. Officers investigated a counterfeiting in the 1100 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•2:11 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block. W. 16th, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile female 17, Wellington with another female, 17, Wellington.•3:22 p.m. Officers investigated leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington.•3:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block. S. G, Wellington.•3:25 p.m. Officers took a report of a bicycle in the 1100 block. S. B, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a puppy in the 800 block. S. H, Wellington.•4:34 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

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Allegations against Mike Trout, Jose Altuve force MLB into scramble mode to defend stars

first_imgOh, and there also was this drama around the Yankees and the Beltran “niece” account: Barstool Sports’ Jared Carrabis posted a screenshot of what appeared to be a reply from the account, with an allegation that the Yankees use a video feed to tip off infielder Gleyber Torres, who supposedly wears something on his left leg.All of that explains this adaptation of the hallway scene from the movie “Mean Girls”:Everything You Need To Know About The Current State Of Major League Baseball As Told By Mean Girls pic.twitter.com/2HrKoY0yJc— Julia (@jquadddddd) January 17, 2020With more allegations of cheating surely on the way (former pitcher Jack McDowell uncorked one from 30 years ago on Friday), MLB better stay on the top step to keep this offseason from becoming a full-on brawl on social media. As a week filled with news about cheating in baseball drew to a close, MLB acted like a rapid response team to defend two of the sport’s biggest stars against claims of misconduct.Let’s start with the second rescue mission: On Friday, MLB and the Players Association banded together to refute a claim — which had been earlier denied by the source himself — that Angels center fielder Mike Trout received a therapeutic use exemption, or TUE, to use human growth hormone. The joint MLB-MLBPA release did not mention Trout by name, but there was no other reason to issue a statement on a random Friday in the offseason.The following statement was jointly issued today by @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS: pic.twitter.com/CiAB202Yog— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) January 18, 2020The statement came out a day after it was reported that David Brosius, the son of former Mariners third base coach Scott Brosius, wrote on Instagram that Trout had received the TUE for HGH to treat a thyroid condition and that baseball was keeping it a secret.MORE: Jessica Mendoza’s confusing take on Mike Fiers blowing whistle on AstrosDavid Brosius apologized to Trout via IG on Thursday (the account is now private, but the post was, of course, screen-capped) and said he was only using Trout’s name to explain the process of granting TUEs.”The example I used of Mike Trout does not stem from information from my Dad or sources within the MLB and has no evidence behind it,” Brosius wrote in the post. “I had no intention of this becoming an accusation against Mike Trout or causing the uproar it did.” The Trout kerfuffle followed on the heels of a wild news cycle in which a Twitter user claiming to be the niece of former Mets manager Carlos Beltran alleged that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Alex Bregman were tipped off about pitches last season via buzzers that were taped to their bodies. Once that claim hit the internets, multiple tweets purported to show Astros outfielder Josh Reddick still wearing such a device while celebrating the Astros’ ALCS victory over the Yankees. (Reddick’s wife tweeted in response that it was confetti on her husband’s chest.)Then there was video of Altuve not wanting teammates to rip off his jersey after hitting a series-ending walk-off home run off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, and of Altuve sheepishly telling Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal in a postgame interview that he kept his shirt on so as to not get in trouble with his wife.MORE: Rep hopeful Congress looks into sign-stealingThe allegations against Altuve and Bregman came out after Beltran and the Mets parted ways Thursday afternoon. Beltran was named in MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s report Monday on sign-stealing by the Astros in 2017 and 2018. Beltran was the third MLB manager dismissed in the wake of the report: The Astros fired A.J. Hinch on Monday, and the Red Sox dismissed Alex Cora, Hinch’s bench coach in 2017 and the supposed mastermind of the sign-stealing scheme, on Tuesday. (Per The Athletic, MLB is investigating possible sign-stealing by the Red Sox under Cora in 2018.)MLB announced shortly after the tweet by the “niece” it “explored wearable devices during the investigation but found no evidence to substantiate it.” (via Joel Sherman of the New York Post and MLB Network)Altuve, through his agent, Scott Boras, denied the claims. “Jose Altuve called me and said he wants it known that he has never, ever worn an electronic device in a major league game — ever,” Boras told Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci. Beltran’s family told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that the “niece” was not a relative. Gary Sheffield Jr., son of the former MLB slugger, tweeted that he believed the account was, in fact, a player’s burner account.RIVERA: Unfair that Beltran is out as Mets skipperBurner, you say? There was suspicion in the days before Beltran’s departure from the Mets that he had created his own burner (with the handle @B15Ivan, Ivan being Beltran’s middle name) to defend himself. On Thursday, “Ivan B” questioned whether Yankees players Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman got illegal help last year in posting career-best numbers at the plate. Beltran was a special adviser to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in 2019.last_img read more

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Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin has simple reason for giving No. 12 jersey to Tom Brady

first_imgGodwin celebrated the number swap with an altered image on Instagram of him embracing his new quarterback. New team, same number. Tom Brady won’t have to change his jersey number when he suits up for the Buccaneers next season.The quarterback, who has spent the past 20 seasons with the Patriots wearing No. 12, signed with Tampa Bay two weeks ago. The only problem? His No. 12 jersey was already taken by wide receiver Chris Godwin. At first, Godwin thought he might keep his number.”Obviously, if [Brady] doesn’t want it or isn’t making a big deal about it, I’m definitely going to keep it,” Godwin said earlier this month in an interview posted to the team’s official website. “But we’ll see how that goes. I think just out of respect for what he’s done, what he’s accomplished, just kind of the career he’s built for himself … you’ve got to kind of lean into that respect, you know?”FREE AGENCY GRADES: What do Bucs earn for Brady deal?Godwin has worn 12 since high school, and he frequently uses the hashtags “TwelfthAve” and “12szn” in his posts on social media.When a player signs with a new team and his previous jersey number is already taken, there is often a negotiation between those two players with gifts or money exchanged — but Brady and Godwin reached an agreement for free, according to the team.The answer you’ve been waiting for…Tom Brady: 1⃣2⃣Chris Godwin: 1⃣4⃣— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 31, 2020The Bucs tweeted out the official number change on Tuesday and revealed that Godwin would switch to No. 14. New number, same mentality ! 😤 #ItsAlways12szn #1foA post shared by G Baby (@chrisgodwin) on Mar 31, 2020 at 11:32am PDTBrady later responded to the post: “Much Appreciated — Very Grateful — Humbled And ready to get to work!!!”And when asked why he gave up his jersey number for free, Godwin had a simple answer, per ESPN: “He’s the GOAT.” View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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