An impressive line-up of young stars will parade their skills this afternoon in the 2016 renewal of the All-Manning, All-daCosta XI football match, set for the STETHS Football Complex at 4 p.m.The clash forms part of a double-header that will be preceded by the Jamaican Under-17 versus ISSA Academic XI at 2 p.m.The two matches are expected to rekindle excitement for schoolboy football fans and will also provide an opportunity for scouts, mainly from United States colleges, to have a first-hand look at potential young stars.Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will have several players in the All-Manning starting eleven, as will St George’s College, who will be represented by golden boot awardee Alex Marshall and Chevon Stewart.Donovan Dawkins, the man whose clinical header was enough to win JC the urban-area title in December, is also among the All-Manning stars on show. JC’s title-winning coach, Miguel Coley, will issue instructions for the All-Manning team, who won it last year by a 3-1 score line.Dinthill Technical’s Rodave Murray will lead the attack for the All-daCosta team, which also features the hard-running Neville Morgan and Shevar McCullugh from rural area champions STETHS.The talented attacking midfielder from Rusea’s Deshane Beckford, is also among the big-name players to turn out for the rural area eleven, which will be guided by STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn.The match will give the daCosta Cup XI another chance at redemption as their urban-area counterparts have set themselves apart in recent years with strong victories, as demonstrated in the newly contested Flow Super Cup, which was won by JC in 2014 and St George’s College in 2015.Entrance fee is $200.
However, repeating her success in the high jump final today and pushing her team closer to retaining the title is high on her agenda, and she expects a similar level of performance from herself on the final day. “We are on course to repeating our title. I have the high jump and I expect to do well in that event as well. I think I can win but when the day comes we will see what happens,” Ashley said. Ashley enters Champs as the third best Class Two high jumper in the country after clearing 1.78m earlier this season. When the Class Two girls high jump final takes place at 2:05 p.m. today, she is expected to do battle with Lamara Distin from Vere Technical and her Edwin Allen teammate Janique Burgher, who have both cleared 1.80m this season. HIGH ON AGENDA After copping the girls Class Two long jump gold medal and contributing nine valuable points to defending champions Edwin Allen’s title ambitions, Annia Ashley could hardly contain her excitement following her success inside the National Stadium at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Ashley, who entered the competition as the overwhelming favourite for the gold medal after being the only girl in her class to jump beyond 6m this season underlined that she now wants to add the high jump title to the long jump crown she won on Wednesday. Most importantly, she wants her school to have the nine points on offer for winning that event as well. “It really means a lot to me to win this event, because I really want my school to win the championship again this year and the points are very important. So I am happy for the win,” Ashley told The Gleaner after leaping 5.92m to finish ahead of Holmwood’s Susan Francis, who went 5.89m and her Edwin Allen teammate, Lotavia Brown, who was third with a leap of 5.62m. Although satisfied with her long jump effort, Ashley believes that she could have done much better had she been fully fit. “5.92m was an OK distance but I am just happy I came out and executed very well but this was not really my best performance, because I have been sick all season,” she added.
LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Creamline Cool Smashers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline entered the semifinal stages of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with an immaculate slate after capping off its elimination round campaign with a come-from-behind win over BanKo Perlas, 21-25, 25-22, 26-24, 28-26, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers ended the preliminary stages with a 7-0 record while the Perlas Spikers (3-4) moved to the brink of elimination. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Lastimosa, Mallari team up as NLEX rises to 4-0 A loss to Bali Pure in its match against Pocari Sweat will ensure BanKo Perlas of at least a playoff for the fourth spot.Rosemarie Vargas capped off Creamline’s furious 21-9 rally with an off-the-block kill to finish the match and preserve the Cool Smashers’ perfect card. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We always tell our players to calm their nerves because this is a no-pressure game for us,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro who reserved a semifinals slot since it etched a 5-0 record. “Coach Tai, however, told us to win the game.”“This sweep just shows how talented our players are and we just don’t depend on Alyssa [Valdez], she’s our leader but other players are capable of stepping up.” ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Valdez is in Japan with the national team as they prepare for the Southeast Asian Games and AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship. Francesca Raqraquin put up a game-high 23 points to lead the Cool Smashers while Vargas and Pau Soriano added 16 and 12 points, respectively.Kathy Bersola led the Perlas Spikers with 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur
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…says it will not be “bullied”, arbitration “best bet”The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) will go ahead with its planned countrywide strike, with teachers expected to take to the streets after Government failed to meet their demand of a 40 per cent salary increase.President of GTU, Mark Lyte, told Guyana Times on Sunday that since there was no contact from Government since last Thursday, the strike will go on as planned.“The strike will continue until further notice,” he stated, but added that the Union is always open for discussion. Teachers are seeking increases of 40 per cent under a multi-year arrangement up to 2020. However, Government has maintained that it just cannot afford this proposal, offering a 2018-2019 pay off.A third round of conciliation between the Education Ministry and the GTU on Thursday last ended again in impasse, as both parties refuse to budge on their position. At this point in time, Lyte said the Union feels arbitration might be the bestPresident David Grangeroption going forward.“We think arbitration is the best bet; we are open for other options but none has been put forward by Government. But we are not going to be bullied,” insisted the GTU President.Last week during a press conference, President David Granger said the countrywide strike by the Union is premature as he urged that there be full mediation and possibly arbitration before such extreme action is taken.“We feel that a strike is an extreme measure and it should only be applied as a last resort. Before we reach to the stage of a strike, there should be some form of mediation and if mediation fails, we can go to arbitration. But I think it’s premature to speak of a strike at this stage [when] we are still, on the Government side, aiming at mediation. I do not believe mediation has failed,” he told reporters.Nevertheless, the Head of State said his Government is actively searching for fresh sources of funding to satisfy teachers’ needs.Meanwhile, the Social Protection Ministry through its Labour Department has been overseeing the so far failed negotiations between the Education Ministry and the GTU. However, the Union had earlier expressed no confidence in this labour team since it comprised Government officers who were advocating on the Education Ministry’s behalf.The GTU’s view has worsened after it was reported in a local newspaper that Labour Minister Keith Scott had allegedly called the striking teachers “uncaring” and “selfish”. In response to this statement, Lyte posited that it just reaffirms the Union’s position.“It confirms our position on the [Social Protection Ministry], it confirms that we can’t trust them and that the Ministry is compromised,” the GTU President asserted.Even as the GTU proceeds with its planned countrywide strike, the Education Ministry in the meantime has devised a ‘contingency plan’ which will see the striking teachers being replaced in classrooms with recent Cyril Potter College Education (CPCE) graduates, trainees and retired teachers. In fact, the Education Ministry has issued an “urgent” notice inviting substitute teachers for Georgetown.However, former CPCE lecturer and Mathematics teacher, Tamashwar Boodhoo has stated that this move by Government could run against stipulations. “Someone has not done their homework and provide poor advice to this poor lady. Trainee teachers cannot take school registers. The law is clear you must be employed by the TSC (Teaching Service Commission) or the school board or the Ministry of Education in order to do take attendance in school,” Boodhoo noted.He pointed out that a register is a legal document that can be used in the courts and that there are guidelines that govern the marking of attendance registers. He further claimed that trainee teachers are “not allowed to make daily log entries in the school log book” adding that retired teachers are similarly prohibited unless they are issued contracts.Boodhoo stressed that “there is nothing in the training manual” that allows for first-year trainee unsupervised practice in the classroom. “I am disappointed that the CPCE administration agrees to put the trainees in the classroom unsupervised. It was the same administration that had trainees repeat classroom practices because of unsupervised practicum,” he pointed out.
Prices had dipped during January. In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average price for a gallon of regular is one penny below what it was a month ago, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. But prices are now on the rise. On Friday, the price of regular had increased seven cents, to $2.55 a gallon, compared to the week before, when it was at $2.48, according to Auto Club data. On gaspricewatch.com, a Web site that allows consumers to enter the gas prices they have seen and check for the lowest prices near them, a gallon of regular in the San Fernando Valley started at $2.33 just a little more than three days ago. By Monday afternoon, the lowest price listed was $2.58, found at an Arco on Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City. Fill up, quick. Gas prices are creeping up and are nowhere near their possible 2007 high, experts said Monday. “The next month or so you can expect prices to go up as you head into the spring driving season,” said oil analyst Mary Welge, an editor at Oil Price Information Service. “In California, you are probably going to be up in the $3 (per gallon) neighborhood.” Even $3.25 a gallon is possible, she added. The rising prices are no surprise to many. “This is the time of year that California has prices increase,” said Auto Club spokeswoman Elaine Beno. Prices generally drop in the fall and stay low during the winter, then pick back up again as the weather warms up. The culprit? Regular, scheduled maintenance at refineries lowered the gasoline output, and the price of crude has risen from about $50 per barrel to about $60 per barrel in the past four weeks. In addition, demand is healthy and expected to grow. At a Mobil station at Winnetka Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Frank Jacobs filled up his Audi A4. He said he noticed fuel prices were rising but does not have a lot of choice – he drives for work. “It bothers me, but there’s not much I can do,” said Jacobs, 48, of Calabasas. “I don’t have a place to store gas.” A few pumps over, Vik Mardirosian was nostalgic for a car that doesn’t depend heavily on gas. He gave up his wheels and rode his bike everywhere for two and a half years after the Iraq war started. But after struggling to get around Los Angeles, Mardirosian, 26, of Mission Hills, started driving a Honda Passport. “I wouldn’t want to buy gas,” he said. “If it was up to me, we’d bring back the electric car.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3735 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000German footballers of Turkish origin, Ilkay Gundogan (L) and Mesut Ozil (L 2nd) and Turkish international Cenk Tosun (R) pose with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan(2nd R) in London © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP / KAYHAN OZERBerlin, Germany, May 14 – Germany internationals Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish origin, were accused by their national federation on Monday of having been “manipulated” after posing for photos with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.“Football and the DFB (German football federation) defend values which are not fully taken into account by Mr Erdogan,” DFB president Reinhard Grindel tweeted. “That’s why it’s not good that international players allow themselves to be manipulated for his electoral campaign.“In doing that, our players have certainly not helped the DFB’s work on integration.”During a meeting Sunday with Erdogan, the two players, both born in the German city of Gelsenkirchen, handed over signed Arsenal and Manchester City shirts. Photos of the meeting were used on social media by Erdogan’s campaign team.Gundogan insisted he “didn’t want to make a political statement with this photo and even less so campaign for his election.“As German internationals we adhere to the values upheld by the DFB and we are aware of our responsibilities,” added Gundogan. Earlier, the extreme-right German party, the AfD, reacted quickly to the picture, politician Beatrix von Storch asking: “Why is Gundogan playing for the German national team when he recognises Erdogan as his president?”Cem Ozdemir, former leader of the German Green party and himself of Turkish origin, was also scathing.“The president of an international German footballer is called Frank-Walter Steinmeier, his chancellor Angela Merkel and his parliament the Bundestag, the headquarters of which are in Berlin and not Ankara,” Ozdemir told AFP subsidiary SID.German national team manager Oliver Bierhoff said he would raise the issue with the players.“I have no doubts over the desire of either Mesut or Ilkay to play for Germany and identify with our values,” said Bierhoff.“Neither one of them was aware of the symbolic value of this photo, but it’s clearly not right and we’ll be talking to them about it,” he added.Erdogan, in power for the last 15 years as premier and now president, will seek a new term in snap June 24 polls.After the landmark vote, a new system agreed in an April 2017 referendum will come into force, which the opposition says will give the president authoritarian powers.Turkish football federation vice-president Servet Yardmici, an executive member of the UEFA Board, claimed Erdogan’s meeting with the players was centred on “football chat”.Turkey, who are not qualified for the 2018 World Cup, is one of several countries hoping to host the 2024 European Championships, but Yardmici — who described the players in the photo as “Turkish” — affirmed none of them would feature in any upcoming promotional campaign.“I don’t think we should involve them, they are Turkish but are playing for another national team. We should not involve them in our campaign,” he told AFP in London on Monday.Asked about the photo, he added: “Our president Erdogan is visiting England and was an active footballer and he loves meeting Turkish football players especially, although he does meet foreign players in Turkey when he has the time.“That is one of the reasons he met them yesterday (Sunday), to ask them how many goals they scored etc, it was football chatting but I have to make it clear they are not part of our campaign and there is no intention of bringing them into our campaign.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
15. Daniel Sturridge 22. Simon Mignolet 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne 23. Emre Can – see the full line up, in reverse squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 Aston Villa v Liverpool is available to stream live on talkSPORT around the world, as well as exclusive national radio commentary in the UK.With Aston Villa fighting for Premier League survival, Liverpool can expect a tough trip to the second city.Following FA Cup disappointment in midweek, Jurgen Klopp has shuffled his Liverpool pack ahead of the game at Villa Park.Check out the Liverpool line up, in the slideshow above. 11 18. Alberto Moreno 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 11 14. Jordan Henderson 11 11. Roberto Firmino 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho 11 11 4. Kolo Toure 7. James Milner 11
By Beth Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCEANPORT, N.J. – Trainer Doug O’Neill led a wild winner’s celebration after Maryfield splashed to victory Friday on the first day of the Breeders’ Cup, where upsets ruled and a trainer on the verge of suspension was in the spotlight. Far back and turning for home, Maryfield found an outside path to the finish line and won the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Corinthian raced to a commanding upset in the $1 million Dirt Mile, and Nownownow edged wagering favorite Achill Island by a half-length in the $1 million Juvenile Turf. Rain pelted Monmouth Park throughout the day, keeping hundreds of trackside seats and stands empty on the first Friday in Breeders’ Cup history. The dirt surface, sloppy from rain earlier in the week, was a quagmire. But that wasn’t the only messiness. Nownownow was one of seven Breeders’ Cup horses that trainer Patrick Biancone turned over to assistant Francois Parisel as the result of a one-year ban for violating medication rules in Kentucky. Biancone’s suspension begins Thursday, but in a settlement with Kentucky racing officials, he agreed to step aside early for the Breeders’ Cup. The Frenchman showed up in the barn area Thursday and was asked to leave by New Jersey racing authorities. “Patrick Biancone is a friend of mine for 40 years,” said Fabien Ouaki, who owns Nownownow. “We’re a family, so it’s a family victory. He’s like a pingpong ball, he always rebounds. He will come back because he’s a horseman from the beginning.” Nownownow and Julien Leparoux covered one mile in 1:40.48. The 2-year-old colt paid $27.20, $8.60 and $6. Irish-bred Achill Island returned $5.20 and $4.20. Cannonball paid $7.80 to show. Biancone had two horses in the Filly & Mare Sprint. Baroness Thatcher was fourth and wagering favorite La Traviata was sixth. Corinthian defeated Gottcha Gold by 6 lengths in the last of three Breeders’ Cup races on the card. The other eight will be run today. Kent Desormeaux improved to 3-for-55 on racing’s richest two days, guiding Corinthian over the mile in 1:39.06. The winner paid $9.40, $4.40 and $3. Corinthian is trained by Jimmy Jerkens, son of Hall of Famer Allen Jerkins. Discreet Cat, trying to recapture top form, finished third on a gloomy, sloppy day that only a mudder could love. Jockeys strapped multiple goggles to their helmets, yanking down a set each time the view got too splattered. They dismounted with muck streaking their faces and silks. In the Filly & Mare Sprint, jockey Elvis Trujillo angled Maryfield to the outside, where she had a clear run to the finish line without mud from her nine rivals hitting her in the face. Maryfield rallied from seventh place and defeated Miraculous Miss by a half-length, covering six furlongs in 1:09.89 and paying $18, $9 and $6 at 8-1 odds. A year ago, she won on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Churchill Downs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush named White House counsel Harriet Miers to a Supreme Court in transition Monday, turning to a longtime loyalist with no experience as a judge and scant public record on abortion to succeed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Miers “will strictly interpret our Constitution and laws. She will not legislate from the bench,” the president said as the 60-year-old former private attorney and keeper of campaign secrets stood nearby in the Oval Office. Miers was Bush’s second selection in three months for vacancies on a high court long divided on key issues. The announcement came shortly before the president attended a ceremony marking John Roberts’ new tenure as the nation’s 17th chief justice. “The wisdom of those who drafted our Constitution and conceived our nation as functioning with three strong and independent branches has proven truly remarkable,” Miers said at the White House before departing for the Capitol and a Senate confirmation campaign already taking shape. In conference calls and interviews, the White House worked aggressively during the day to tamp down concern among conservatives determined – as Bush has pledged – to turn the court in a new direction. Rush Limbaugh repeatedly challenged Vice President Dick Cheney on the nomination in an interview. But by day’s end the White House trumpeted favorable comments from James Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family, among other prominent conservatives. Additionally, Kyleen Wright, president of an anti-abortion group then known as Texans United for Life, said in an interview that Miers donated $150 to the organization as a “bronze patron” for its annual dinner in 1989. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said through his spokesman he wanted a confirmation vote by Thanksgiving, a compressed, seven-week timetable by recent historical standards. Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, pledged thoroughness. “There needs to be, obviously, a very thorough inquiry into her background as a lawyer and her activities, people who will know her on the issues of character and integrity, which we will find out,” he said. Democrats said they would likely demand selected memos from a White House that refused to turn over many of them during Roberts’ confirmation. Despite criticism, initial reaction suggested Bush had managed to satisfy many of the conservatives who helped confirm Roberts – without inflaming Democrats who repeatedly warned against the selection of an extreme conservative to succeed O’Connor, who has voted to uphold abortion rights and preserve affirmative action. Several officials familiar with Bush’s consultations with Congress said that Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, had recommended that he consider Miers for the vacancy. In a written statement, Reid praised the Dallas native as a “trailblazer for women as managing partner of a major Dallas law firm” and said he would be glad to have a former practicing attorney on the court. If confirmed, she would become the second woman on the court, and the third in the history of the court. Frist greeted Miers by telling her, “We’re so proud of you.” Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, issued a statement saying he looked “forward to Ms. Miers’ confirmation.” Republicans hold a 55-44 majority in the Senate, with one independent. Barring a filibuster, they can confirm Miers on the strength of their votes alone. Miers has served as an adviser to Bush for more than a decade, in positions as varied as private attorney, chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission and in the White House. When Bush decided to run for governor of Texas in the early 1990s, he turned to Miers to research his own background for information that his opponents might try to use against him. When terrorists struck the United States in 2001, she was with him as staff secretary on what had been a routine trip to Florida. While her loyalty to Bush is unquestioned, Democrats publicly and Republicans privately wondered about her qualifications for the high court. “The president has selected a loyal political ally without a judicial record to sit on the highest court in the land,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said the appointment raised questions about Miers’ role in controversies during the Bush administration and more broadly about “the Supreme Court maintaining its political independence.” At the same time, several senators, Reid and Specter among them, said they would be pleased to have a justice with no prior judicial experience, and the White House moved to fend off any charge that Bush was merely picking a longtime associate. The administration released material showing that 10 of the 34 justices appointed since 1933 had worked for the president who picked them. The list included the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, first tapped for the court by Richard M. Nixon, and Byron White, named by John F. Kennedy. Republican concerns tended to be more muted. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., a strong foe of abortion, pointedly declined to issue a statement responding to the nomination. Officials said state and local GOP leaders peppered the White House with questions during a conference call, raising concerns about a lack of a documented Miers record on abortion and about her overall qualifications for the court. They also wondered about Miers’ $1,000 donations Al Gore’s 1988 presidential bid, and to Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen’s re-election campaign the same year. She also has donated money to Bush and other Republicans. Abortion has overshadowed all over issues in Supreme Court nominations in recent years – and to the consternation of conservatives, Miers has scant public record on the issue. As president of the Texas State Bar in 1993, Miers was a leader in an unsuccessful fight to persuade the American Bar Association to reconsider its pro-abortion rights stance by submitting it to a nationwide referendum. At the time, she questioned whether the group should “be trying to speak for the entire legal community” on an issue that she said “has brought on tremendous divisiveness” within the organization. While Miers evidently did not publicly state a view on the issue of abortion at the time, one conservative cited the events to support her nomination. “It took a degree of courage for Harriet to be involved in that,” said Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society. “The ABA is a place where there was an awful lot of liberal activism, so it took some courage for a woman to take the position she did.” Bush apparently discerned similar personal qualities in Miers long ago. In 1996, Bush called her a pit bull in size 6 shoes. “When it comes to a cross-examination, she can fillet better than Mrs. Paul,” he said on another occasion, referring to a frozen fish company. HARRIET ELLAN MIERS AGE-BIRTH DATE – 60, born Aug. 10, 1945, in Dallas. EDUCATION – B.S., Southern Methodist University, 1967, mathematics major; J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1970. EXPERIENCE – February 2005-present, White House counsel; 2003-2004, White House deputy chief of staff for policy; 2001-2003, White House staff secretary; 1995-2000, chairwoman, Texas Lottery Commission; 1972-2000, private law practice; 1992, president, Texas Bar Association; 1989-1991, member, Dallas City Council; 1985, president, Dallas Bar Association. FAMILY – Single, no children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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