Press Association Carrington, a 29-year-old qualified solicitor, has been on secondment from the Birmingham office of international law firm Squire Sanders since early February, covering the duties of Richard Garlick, who was promoted to the post of sporting and technical director (designate) in January. He will be responsible for Albion’s administrative and legal affairs and will work closely with Garlick, particularly during the summer transfer window. Carrington told www.wba.co.uk: “I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve spent at the club since February and I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity. “I’ve joined the club at an exciting time. I hope to build on Richard’s hard work and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.” West Brom have appointed Simon Carrington as their new legal counsel/club secretary.
Both parties will receive the full written reasons from the independent regulatory commission that imposed the suspension – the minimum ban for an aggravated offence under the FA’s rules. West Brom striker Anelka is able to appeal against the ban, but the FA is also permitted to appeal to try to have the ban increased. FA general secretary Alex Horne said: “This was a gesture we haven’t seen before in English football. The reality is we haven’t got the written reasons yet, we will get those on Monday at which point it is open to appeal from either our side or Nicolas Anelka’s side so I can’t comment personally as to whether five matches are enough.” The quenelle salute has anti-Semitic connotations in Anelka’s home country of France, but the commission accepted there was no intent by West Brom striker to be anti-Semitic. Under strict liability rules, however, he was found guilty of an aggravated offence. New rules brought in this season mean any racial or discriminatory offence carries a minimum five-match ban, and FA chairman Greg Dyke said the governing body would look to see if these changes had been effective. Speaking after the International FA Board meeting in Zurich, he said: “This is an evidence-based inquiry and what did Mr Anelka say and what was basis for the decision – we will see that on Monday. “We will look at the whole thing again once this one has been done. This was not an easy case, because for most people in England that sign meant nothing. “It’s only what it meant in France that became important, so I we will look at the judgement and will ask people do we think that’s fair or that we should change anything as a result of that.” Anelka performed the gesture as a goal celebration after scoring in his club’s match against West Ham on December 28. Anelka insisted the salute was in support of his friend, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, the person who first brought the quenelle to prominence. Dieudonne has been prosecuted for anti-Semitic offences and has been barred from entering the UK. UEFA is holding a disciplinary hearing on Monday into the case of a Belgian futsal player Omar Rahou who also made a quenelle gesture during a match. UEFA’s new racism rules carry a minimum 10-match ban. Nicolas Anelka and the Football Association will both decide on Monday whether to launch appeals over the five-match ban for his quenelle gesture. Press Association
What seems guaranteed is that, whenever the Cicero-North Syracuse girls volleyball team meets up with Fayetteville-Manlius, it’s bound to be a great one.They played five sets on Sept. 11 and the Northstars prevailed, and when they met again last Monday night it again went the full length, only this time it was the Hornets finishing on top.All kinds of top performances were put together on both sides, with C-NS seeing Aurora Lesinski put away a season-best 20 kills as Brooke Segars, along with her 12 kills, got 17 digs and three aces. Adrianna Houston added nine kills. Tags: C-NSgirls volleyballliverpool Lesinski’s 11 kills keyed the effort against Liverpool as Segars added six kills, Johnston five kills and Nicolaos four kills. On the back line, Carl amassed 20 assists, four aces, three kills, two blocks and eight digs, Mingle finishing with 18 digs.In defeat, Liverpool had Lexi Carfi and Kaylah Yarn each finish with four kills, while Carfi earned six assists and Veronica DeTota picked up five assists.Right after the F- M match, C-NS had to play again 24 hours later against visiting Oswego, but managed to beat the Buccaneers 25-16, 25-15, 25-9.Carl produced 13 assists, three aces and four kills, with Ormond getting 15 assists. Johnston had seven kills to pace a balanced front line as Nicolaos had six kills, with Segars and Lesinski getting five kills apiece, Houston four kills and Mingle earning nine digs.The Northstars swept Henninger 25-6, 25-5, 25-10 on Thursday night, the totals including eight aces from Madison Roche and seven aces from Ormond to go with her 15 assists. Carl had 11 assists and 11 digs as Nicolaos and Madeline Howell had five kills apiece, Howell adding four aces and Segars and Emma Koenig both earning four kills.Before it faced C-NS, Liverpool returned to action last Tuesday and looked for a regular-season sweep of West Genesee, but instead got swept as, with an impressive all-around effort, the Wildcats beating the Warriors 25-22, 25-13, 25-16.Though Carfi finished with 12 assists, no Liverpool player had more than the three kills put up by Abby Rowell and Sarah Ayling. On WG’s side, Anna Snyder, with 27 assists, and Mackenzie Winn, with eight digs, led the way as Phoebe Anderson earned seven kills.It turned around on Thursday night, Liverpool handling Corcoran 25-14, 25-9, 25-18. Carfi finished with five kills and three assists, while Yarn had four aces and Emma Terzini got three aces. DeTota had three assists.Liverpool’s lone match this week is at Henninger on Thursday. C-NS, meanwhile, goes to Nottingham that same Thursday and has a tournament in Horseheads on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Jennifer Carl earned 37 assists, adding seven aces, seven digs and three kills, with Brooke Nicolaos getting nine kills, five kills, two aces and three assists. Cassidy Ormond had 14 assists, joining Segars, McKenna Johnston and Hannah Mingle in notching three aces.For F-M’s part, Morgan Napier earned 34 assists and 18 digs, while Nina Avery notched 36 digs. Juliana Myagkota added 20 digs as Harper Stoppacher had 15 kills and 14 digs, with Kendra Broddus notching 11 kills and 13 digs. Anna Williams had eight kills and Maura Helmer had five kills and four blocks as Sophie Thomas contributed three aces.So began, for C-NS, a stretch of four matches in five days, ending Friday with a battle against rival Liverpool. But the Northstars won all of them and, at the end of this, swept the Warriors 25-14, 25-18, 25-18.
There are simply other obstacles that makes it harder for women to prove themselves in esports. Short term women need female tournaments in order to dare competing. We know by experience that many women do not compete in unisex tournaments out of fear of harassment. Female only tournaments can help women get self esteem enough to dare moving on to unisex tournaments and investing in a career in esports.Esports Insider says: This seems a great initiative and good to see Female Legends get the backing it deserves for an honourable goal. Best of luck to the organisation going forward and we’ll check back in down the line to see what progress has been made! The second goal is to achieve a bigger understanding for esports, especially among parents and teachers. Our third goal is to show that esports need a higher degree of organisation, like “regular” sports. There should be clubs where you can go practice (like soccer, tennis or whatever). We think that this will contribute to a better online climate, since leaders are needed in esports as well as in other sports.ESI: Thoughts on female only tournaments and competitions? In the short term and long term?Liza: Short term good, long term not good. Esports can be played by (almost) anyone, and there is no difference between men and women that makes either group better at esports. In the project we will work with esports camps for females aged 13-26 years. Our objective is to get girls networking and improving in esports, while we at the same time investigate what parameters are influencing why so many girls stop playing esports in their early teens, and what obstacles they meet. We are also focusing on educating about esports, especially for parents and people working with children and teenagers. This will be achieved by three educational conferences with focus on esports and improving the culture on the internet.ESI: What does success look like for this project, what exactly are the goals?Liza: The first goal is to collect our experiences within and outside of the project and write a handbook to make esports more inclusive and equal. Liza Lind, Female LegendsThe Swedish organisation Female Legends has announced a sizable 5 million SEK (£423,000) investment with a view to getting more women involved in esports across the board. As reported by Esportsare, the project, titled ‘Future of e-sports’, is aimed at creating a safe and more inclusive space with more diversity to enable more girls and women to play games and develop their skills with a view to them becoming esports stars of the future. The funding has been provided by Swedish Arvsfonden, or Swedish Inheritance Fund, is a state fund which has existed since 1928, the aim being to support non-profits and voluntary organisations to improve conditions for children, young people and the disabled. Female Legends will be collaborating with fellow Swedish gaming organization Sverok, University of Skövde and computer store Inet who will be supplying 45 computers for the project.Liza Lind, Chairwoman of Female Legends, detailed in the press release about this news that esports is one of the few sports where men and women are on an equal footing. Despite this, there is a decline in girls playing games when they hit their teenage years in contrast to boys. This project wants to change that. Lind said: “For a long time, we’ve seen the problems that exist for women in e-sport and we are happy that more organizations are starting to understand this and wants to work preventively against this.” Hans Andersson from Arvsfonden added: “Female Legends project “The future of e-sports” is a good example of how you can include and engage children and young people. All around Sweden, there are many good ideas but often there’s a lack of funds. That’s why Arvsfonden exists.”Female Legends boasts over 1600 members; it runs bootcamps and educational conferences all targeted at getting more women into esports and improve the environment for those already involved.We were able to speak to Liza Lind. Here is an exclusive Q&A with Esports Insider:-ESI: This is a sizable investment, can you give us more details as to how you’ll be using the money to bring this project to life?Liza Lind: First of all we will have three people working full time with this project, which will give us the possibility to really accelerate Female Legends as an organisation. We can now do a lot more!
Accra Hearts of Oak captain Robin Gnagne is hopeful of making it to the group phase of the Caf Confederation Cup despite tough draw against Tunisian giants Esperance.Ghana Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak have been drawn against Tunisian side Esperance in the third round of the Caf Confederations Cup after the draw was made on Tuesday.Esperance had been surprise elimination from the Champions League when they were beaten by El Merreikh last weekend. Esperance paid the price for conceding an away goal after losing the opening leg 1-0 and winning the second leg 2-1 at home. The Phobians, who will play first in Tunis before the second leg in Accra, are fresh from a win against Mali’s Djoliba and will relish meeting the two-time Caf Champions League winners.“This is a tough draw but we are not afraid of Esperance, we are aware of their quality and we will face them accordingly,” Gnagne told Goal“In football anything can happen, the mere fact that they had to drop from the Champions league to the Confederation Cup is the same way we can also eliminate them. “I am very hopeful of qualifying ahead of them so I entreat on our fans not to panic.“What we need to do now is to prepare well and go into the first leg for a good result so the second leg can become a mere formality.”Hearts will have home advantage in the decisive second leg after the first leg in Tunis on the weekend of 15-17 May.It is a repeat of the 2000 CAF Champions’ League final when the Phobians defeated Esperance 2-1 in North Africa before outclassing them 3-1 in Accra to win their one and only Africa title.Hearts will make it to the lucrative money zone of the competition if they are able to defeat Esperance. No Ghanaian team has been to the group phase of the competition since Berekum Chelsea’s attempt in 2012.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It isn’t just the manager. Two Dodgers players have written online essays since the season began, Brandon McCarthy for ESPN.com and A.J. Ellis for the Players’ Tribune. Each of them wrote about the same thing: Playing with Kershaw and Greinke.The numbers the two pitchers have compiled this season, and the praise garnered wherever they pitch, tell the same story: 2015 marks a historic convergence of two of the best at their craft.“They’re probably – well not probably,” Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. “They are the best left-handed and right-handed pitcher in the game right now.”MomentsThe author David Foster Wallace once used the phrase “Federer moments” to describe Roger Federer’s awe-inducing strokes on a tennis court. There are certainly Greinke Moments and Kershaw Moments too, and opposing hitters recognize them right away. One of the essential tasks of a major league manager is to come up with different things to say about the same phenomena. Every team navigates 162 games in 182 days with mostly the same players on the field, and mostly the same reporters generating questions, and only two possible outcomes at stake in each game. Win or lose, the manager must talk.At some point this year, Don Mattingly gave up. He’d run out of superlatives to describe Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, to the point where the Dodgers manager now freely admits this before dutifully rattling off a few things that make each pitcher special when he’s asked. Mattingly is asked about Kershaw and Greinke a lot.It happened again last week. Mattingly decided to remove Kershaw five innings into his most recent start, Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers were trailing 3-0 at the time. Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff but he fought to stay in the game, yelling at Mattingly in the dugout to no avail.The next day, Mattingly was asked about the incident. His response was familiar: “Clayton’s awesome. Clayton’s the last of my worries.” Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has two hits in 13 plate appearances against Greinke in his career. He’s also struck out five times.“At our place he threw me a 3-1 changeup,” Saltalamacchia recalled, shaking his head. “Not many guys throw me a 3-1 changeup. Then he backs me up with another one and I roll over on it.”Several hitters, including Saltalamacchia, described Greinke as “thinking along with” him at the plate. One was Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, whose 41 home runs and 126 runs batted in are among the most in baseball. Arenado has five hits in 24 career at-bats against Greinke, a .208 average.“I feel he knows exactly what I’m thinking,” Arenado said of Greinke. “I’m thinking a certain part of the plate, he throws the opposite. I’m looking for a certain pitch, he throws the opposite.”Greinke Moments are usually subtle, a byproduct of extensive homework, guile and precision with five different pitches. Kershaw Moments are more obvious. Kershaw has the only no-hitter between the two, which he threw against the Rockies in June 2014. Kershaw has mastered the skill of snagging ground balls on his backhand, with his body turned away from home plate. His windup is deliberate and exaggerated, with a pronounced leg kick that effectively disrupts a hitter’s timing. With a fastball that touches 96 mph and a slider that’s actually gotten faster — it regularly exceeds 90 mph now – Kershaw fits the definition of a power pitcher. Eighty-two percent of his pitches this season have been a fastball or slider; the other 18 percent are almost entirely curveballs.“He’s been that since the get-go,” Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill said. “He’s got that mid-90s heater. He throws it where he wants to. He’s been doing that five, six, seven years. It’s rare to find a guy who comes up in the first couple years and is effective with his heater.”Kershaw’s 281 strikeouts are the most since another power-armed lefty, Randy Johnson, struck out 290 in 2004.Like Greinke, who could blow away hitters with a 99-mph fastball early in his career, Kershaw’s approach is becoming more sophisticated. That’s particularly true for his curveball.“Early in his career,” Ellis said, “it was ‘I’m going to throw a curveball and whatever happens, happens.’ He’s going to throw a good one, but there was no difference between his 1-1 curveball and his 1-2 curveball. Whereas now I’ll call for a 1-1 curveball and he’ll throw it a little bit higher, maybe the bottom of the strike zone, the guy will take it for a strike or put a bad swing on it. With two strikes, he definitely wants a swing-and-miss on it. He’ll throw it a little bit lower. “He’s gotten to another level because of that ability.”NumbersAnd yet, it’s Greinke who has taken his results to another level this season. His 1.65 earned-run average is 56 percent better than the league average. Only four pitchers have outperformed the league average more in a single season since the end of World War II. Even Greinke’s 2009 season, when he was chucking 99-mph heaters en route to his first and only Cy Young Award, falls short of his 2015 season by this measure.Greinke also leads the major leagues in winning percentage (18-3, .857) and WHIP (0.848). Traditional pitching statistics, the backbone of Cy Young Award voting since the award was invented, all present a strong case for Greinke.Kershaw is the reigning National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner. Asked recently about this year’s Cy race, Kershaw said, “I don’t think Zack has too much to worry about.”To Gonzalez’s point, maybe they are the best lefty and righty in baseball. Advanced statistics like FIP and xFIP, which attempt to eliminate the impact the defense has on a pitcher, rate Kershaw has the best pitcher in baseball this year, right or left-handed. So does FanGraphs’ version of Wins Above Replacement.Kershaw and Greinke have compiled the highest combined WAR of any two teammates (13.4) this season. By this measure, the two aren’t merely chasing the great duos in Dodger history. They’re entering the echelon of Johnson and Curt Schilling, whose combined WAR in 2002 (17.5) and 2001 (16.9) for the Arizona Diamondbacks rank number first and second, respectively, over the last 60 years.ParallelsBob Brenly managed Johnson and Schilling from 2001-03, when both pitchers were at the peak of their powers. They led the Diamondbacks to their only championship in 2001, sharing the World Series MVP award.“We wanted to get those two guys on the mound as often as we could,” Brenly said. “Until the division was clinched and you could maybe space out their workload, we ran ‘em out there on a regular schedule. Both guys were slaves to their routine. They wanted to pitch on four days of rest in between and didn’t like to change that.”The similarities between the two tandems outweigh the differences. Johnson threw left-handed, Schilling right. Johnson had the power pitcher’s repertoire, while Schilling relied more on his ability to out-smart hitters to compensate for a lack of velocity.“The one thing that made the tandem more effective was the competition between the two of them,” Brenly said. “Randy, at that stage of his career, had earned a certain status in the game. Curt was on his way to doing that but wasn’t quite at the same level as far as reputation in the game. I think sometimes that rubbed Randy the wrong way. I think sometimes that pushed Curt to be even better, because the two of them wanted to be on equal ground and neither guy wanted the other to be on equal ground. “It was a great situation for us.”So it is for the Dodgers today.Writing for ESPN.com, McCarthy recalled a moment in spring training when Greinke threw particularly well on a back field at Camelback Ranch. “If I throw like that this year,” Greinke told McCarthy that day, “Kersh better watch out.” McCarthy said that, among teammates, neither Greinke nor Kershaw has verbally expressed a desire to one-up the other since then. Occasionally a reporter will ask the pitchers if a friendly competition exists, but neither has been willing to admit it so far.“I would assume there’s a competitive aspect whether or not it’s ever vocalized,” McCarthy said.Maybe what Kershaw and Greinke are doing, then, isn’t purely independent of one another.Kershaw is 27 and Greinke 31, an age when each should be close to his physical prime. It’s easy to compare Kershaw to a young Greinke and plot his evolution on a similar path, but you never know. Greinke is widely expected to opt out of his contract at the end of the season, so the window for the two men to nudge each other forward from adjoining lockers might close.Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, a perennial MVP candidate in his own right, said this competitive edge is what separates Kershaw and Greinke the most.“They have good command, they know how to pitch, but they’re able to take it to another level with how they compete out there,” Goldschmidt said. “Not that anyone ever wants to lose or give up a hit, but those guys kind of take it to the next level.”
Bluestem at Belle Plaine Wrestling4A REGIONAL IN ROSE HILL, 11 A.M. WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOLÂ Caldwell at Flinthills BasketballWichita Collegiate, away.Freshman B&G – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls will not be played. Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington wrestling team will embark on the Class 4A Regional wrestling tournament to begin at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill. Sumner Newscow will be having a live blog for the event.There will also be plenty of basketball. The varsity Crusader basketball teams will be traveling to Wichita Collegiate. The varsity girls start at 6 p.m.Sumner County teams are also playing critical games down the stretch. The full schedule for this weekend is as follows.Â Argonia at Central SUMNER COUNTY TEAMS Wrestling4A REGIONAL IN ROSE HILL, 3 P.M. WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Friday, Feb. 19, 2016Â Â Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016Â Â Medicine Lodge at Conway Springs Sedan at Oxford Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
BEIJING (AP):Usain Bolt returned to the track at the World Championships yesterday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favourite race, the 200 metres.Justin Gatlin also cruised, doing nothing to diminish his role as Bolt’s top challenger.Win or lose, Bolt will leave Beijing still hailed as his sport’s fun-loving Superman. The chances of Gatlin getting a champion’s send-off: slim to none.It doesn’t bother him one bit.”Sometimes it has to be fuel,” Gatlin told The Associated Press as he left the Bird’s Nest to cool down at the nearby practice field following a preliminary heat of 20.19 seconds. “If you don’t let anything affect you at all, you have nothing to pull off of when you’re already running on fumes.”When Gatlin lined up for the 100-metre final Sunday night – a scintillating race he lost to Bolt by .01 seconds – he was on the line with three other athletes who had served doping bans: Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Mike Rodgers.Their doping pasts have barely been footnotes to the narrative in the 100. And the other athletes competing in Beijing, despite their doping pasts, have essentially gotten a free pass as well, even as track and field has been hit with multiple reports alleging doping among athletes in almost every corner of the sport.Gatlin? He takes all the heat.”If he wasn’t doing good, nobody would bring it up,” Dutch sprinter Churandy Martina said. “You do a million good things and one bad thing and people focus on the bad thing. It’s just people. It’s strange.”There has been vigorous debate over whether a convicted doper should be able to compete again. Gatlin has been snubbed by some meets since his return from his second doping conviction in 2010.But there is no keeping him out of major events like this one or the Olympics.In 2011 and 2012, the Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered a pair of decisions that spiked an International Olympic Committee (IOC) rule banning anyone who’d served a doping suspension of longer than six months from competing in the next Olympics. Those decisions sparked debate about whether a lifetime ban should be in order for a first offence. That didn’t happen, but last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) passed a rule that allowed for a four-year sanction for a first offence.”The reality is that your decisions have consequences, and some are permanent,” US Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart told the AP. “He made the decision to dope, and even if he’s fully eligible to compete again, some people can’t erase that from their minds.”Lost in all the handwringing of whether Gatlin belongs is that he’s hardly the scowling evildoer he’s often portrayed as. He’s spent time at schools to drive home the lesson that cheating certainly does not pay.Last night, he shouted down someone heckling his mother during the 100-metre medals ceremony – a widely retweeted story that has gotten him some good publicity.”She was explaining to the guy that you can’t always listen to what the media says,” Gatlin said.Bolt enjoyed a different interaction with the crowd when he got his medal – dancing, filming himself with a handheld camera, applauding back when the fans cheered for him.Back on the track Tuesday night for the 200 heats, Bolt worked hard through the turn, staked himself to a massive lead, then jogged to the finish and crossed the line first in a time of 20.28.”My fitness will be in question,” said the champion, who had run only three 200s this season, while he’s been nursing himself back to health. “Overall, it should be good. I’m confident.”In other races, David Rudisha won the 800-metre gold, and Nicholas Bett won the 400-metre hurdles to push Kenya to a leading fourth gold medal of the championships through Day 4. Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia won the 1,500 metres, and Denia Caballero of Cuba won the discus.Greg Rutherford of Britain took the long jump, while Jeff Henderson of the United States, who has this season’s longest jump, finished ninth – another disappointing effort for the Americans. With five days left in the meet, the United States are in sixth place, with only one gold, and six medals overall.Gatlin figures to add to the total – in the 200m finals tomorrow and the 4x100m relay this weekend.Getting the public to adore him, however, will be a tougher task, and he knows it.”All I ask for is respect,” he said. “You don’t have to cheer for me or be my fan. But I look for respect from the next man.”
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