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Nigeria Referees Association To Engage Lawyers To Battle Hooliganism

first_imgTade Azeez was reelected as National President of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) for another four year term at the quadrennial delegates’ conference of the body held in Ogun State at the end of which the NRA resolved to assemble a team of lawyers to “take serious legal action” against individuals apprehended in connection with attacks on its members in the discharge of their duties.The referee body also revealed their intention to “without any warning signal”, withhold its members from officiating at match venues where fans attack referees.Nigerian football referees have long been on the receiving end of shocking fan led violence at match venues across the country and the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League have seen referees severely assaulted on three occasions, two of them involving Plateau United and the other incident involving Remo Stars.It is against this backdrop of incessant attacks on its members that the NRA has finalized plans to hold a meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and representatives of all Nigerian football leagues to find a lasting solution to the problem of football hooliganism.The referee body urged the NFF to strongly consider deducting points from offending teams as provided for in their regulations whilst also vowing to sanction its members found wanting in the course of discharging their duties.Elected alongside Azeez into the executive council of the NRA were Sani Zubairu (Deputy President), Faith Irabor (Vice President 1) and Ijeoma Nwosu (Vice President 2).Other elected officials include Suleiman Omezia (Secretary General), Achukasim Chidi (Deputy Secretary General), Olu Anisere (Assistant Secretary General), Isa Mohammed (Treasurer), S.A Fowomola (National Financial Secretary), Mohammed Odihili (Deputy National Financial Secretary), Jumoke Adebisi-Odeniran (National Training Officer), Anirou Shantali (Deputy National Training Officer), Kelechi Mejuobi (National Publicity Secretary) and Kabiru Magaji (National Welfare Officer).RelatedNPFL: Fans Beat Officials to Stupor on Opening DayJanuary 14, 2019In “NPFl”Nigeria Gets 29 FIFA Referees For 2019January 15, 2019In “FIFA”Referee Condemns Serial Attack on Match OfficialsJanuary 21, 2019In “Nigeria”last_img read more

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Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

first_imgCoach Chip Kelly said Saturday he still hasn’t decided on his starting quarterback in a competition between Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Kelly wasn’t scheduled to address the media Sunday, but said a day earlier he planned to talk about Kaepernick’s choice with the team. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the end of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Coach Chip Kelly said Saturday he still hasn’t decided on his starting quarterback in a competition between Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Kelly wasn’t scheduled to address the media Sunday, but said a day earlier he planned to talk about Kaepernick’s choice with the team. Kaepernick also didn’t stand for the anthem before the preseason game on Aug.20 against Denver, Kelly said.“We recognize his right to do that. So, it’s not my right to tell him not to do something. That’s his right as a citizen,” Kelly said. “We recognize his right as an individual to choose to participate or not participate in the national anthem.”Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said after his team’s exhibition victory against the Jets on Saturday night that the American flag deserves respect — no matter the circumstances in the U.S. or beyond.“The flag is the flag,” Cruz said. “Regardless of how you feel about things that are going on in America today, and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you’ve got to respect the flag, and you’ve got to stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there, you’re with a team, and you go and you know you pledge your allegiance to the flag and sing the national anthem with your team, and then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are.“Colin is his own man, he decided to sit down and that is his prerogative, but on a personal standpoint, I think you have to stand up there with your team and understand and it’s this game and what’s going on around this country is bigger than just you.”Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sunday he believes players and coaches should stand for the anthem to show respect and give thanks to members of the armed forces.“You’ve got to look at the gifts that we have, the opportunity that we have to play a great game is through the men and women that serve our country,” Ryan said before practice on Sunday. “And I think that’s an opportunity right there just to show respect.”Without directly addressing Kaepernick, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio posted on Twitter his appreciation for the armed forces.“I Appreciate the sacrifices of the brave who have fought for our freedom. We R Free to choose. I choose to (heart the American flag icons).”___AP Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Letting his hair go au natural and sprinting between drills as usual, Colin Kaepernick took the field Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers as his stance against standing for the national anthem drew chatter across NFL camps.Two days after he refused to stand for the “The Star Spangled Banner” before the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Packers, Kaepernick stopped briefly on a side field to talk with Dr. Harry Edwards and they shared a quick embrace before the quarterback grabbed his helmet and took the field. Edwards is a sociologist and African-American activist who helped plan the “Olympic Project for Human Rights” before the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, where U.S. sprinters and medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos bowed their heads through the anthem on the medal podium in their black power protest.Kaepernick, whose hair had been in cornrows during training camp, sat on the bench during Friday’s national anthem at Levi’s Stadium, a decision he told NFL Media is based on the United States oppressing African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick’s adoptive parents are Caucasian.After swirling trade talks all offseason following Kaepernick’s three surgeries, he has done everything so far but play good football.center_img Kaepernick also didn’t stand for the anthem before the preseason game on Aug.20 against Denver, Kelly said.“We recognize his right to do that. So, it’s not my right to tell him not to do something. That’s his right as a citizen,” Kelly said. “We recognize his right as an individual to choose to participate or not participate in the national anthem.”Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said after his team’s exhibition victory against the Jets on Saturday night that the American flag deserves respect — no matter the circumstances in the U.S. or beyond.“The flag is the flag,” Cruz said. “Regardless of how you feel about things that are going on in America today, and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you’ve got to respect the flag, and you’ve got to stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there, you’re with a team, and you go and you know you pledge your allegiance to the flag and sing the national anthem with your team, and then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are.“Colin is his own man, he decided to sit down and that is his prerogative, but on a personal standpoint, I think you have to stand up there with your team and understand and it’s this game and what’s going on around this country is bigger than just you.”Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sunday he believes players and coaches should stand for the anthem to show respect and give thanks to members of the armed forces.“You’ve got to look at the gifts that we have, the opportunity that we have to play a great game is through the men and women that serve our country,” Ryan said before practice on Sunday. “And I think that’s an opportunity right there just to show respect.”Without directly addressing Kaepernick, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio posted on Twitter his appreciation for the armed forces.“I Appreciate the sacrifices of the brave who have fought for our freedom. We R Free to choose. I choose to (heart the American flag icons).”___AP Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Letting his hair go au natural and sprinting between drills as usual, Colin Kaepernick took the field Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers as his stance against standing for the national anthem drew chatter across NFL camps.Two days after he refused to stand for the “The Star Spangled Banner” before the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Packers, Kaepernick stopped briefly on a side field to talk with Dr. Harry Edwards and they shared a quick embrace before the quarterback grabbed his helmet and took the field. Edwards is a sociologist and African-American activist who helped plan the “Olympic Project for Human Rights” before the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, where U.S. sprinters and medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos bowed their heads through the anthem on the medal podium in their black power protest.Kaepernick, whose hair had been in cornrows during training camp, sat on the bench during Friday’s national anthem at Levi’s Stadium, a decision he told NFL Media is based on the United States oppressing African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick’s adoptive parents are Caucasian.After swirling trade talks all offseason following Kaepernick’s three surgeries, he has done everything so far but play good football.last_img read more

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Ready for on-court action

first_imgBy Nick Creely SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE SEASON PREVIEW – 2018 BEACONSFIELD is in a very strong position heading…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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New school’s historic link

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson THE shire’s rich history has inspired the renaming of Pakenham’s newest primary school. Previously referred to as…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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DiMurro, Stevenson Highlight Smoke Eaters 3-2 Victory Over Vees

first_imgFINAL SCORE: 3-2 Smoke EatersSHOTS ON GOAL: 30-21 VeesSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/5SMOKE EATERS PK: 3/33 STARS:1) Diarmad DiMurro (2-0-2)2) Chase Stevenson (1-2-3)3) Owen Ozar (0-1-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Kiernan O’Hearn (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 1,831 The Smoke Eaters (13-17-5-3) continue their three-game home stand as they host the Wenatchee Wild (22-10-2-0) on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM with tickets available at the Smoke Eaters Main Office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off. The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Diarmad DiMurro to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. Diarmad DiMurro scored his first two goals of his BC Hockey League career with Chase Stevenson opening the scoring with the Teddy Bear Toss goal to help the Smoke Eaters to the one-goal victory and pick up their third straight game collecting at least a point. It didn’t take long for the Smoke Eaters to bring a plethora of plush to the ice in the opening period as just 1:36 into the 1st period, Chase Stevenson put the home side ahead. Stevenson cut his way down the right wing and flipped a backhand shot over the glove side of Vees netminder Jack LaFontaine for his 14th goal of the season to give the Smoke Eaters a 1-0 lead early in the hockey game. Trail jumped ahead by a 2-0 score at the 5:48 mark of the opening period on a power play marker courtesy of Diarmad DiMurro, who registered his first career BC Hockey League goal. Stevenson passed back to the mid-point for DiMurro, who had his shot go through a maze of bodies and beat LaFontaine to extend the Smoke Eaters lead to 2-0, which would stand into the 2nd period.Penticton came out with strong pressure to begin the second period and cut the Smoke Eaters lead to 2-1 at the 5:59 mark of the 2nd period. Eric Linell centered a pass from below the goal line on the blocker side for Cassidy Bowes in the high slot before he ripped a shot over the glove side of Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Marcoux to make it a 2-1 lead for the Smoke Eaters. 2:32 after the Vees got on the scoreboard, Cole Shepard tied the game at the 8:31 mark of the middle stanza. Shepard worked his way to the slot before getting a pass from Andre Ghantous and beat Marcoux through the legs and knotted the game up a 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. The 3rd period saw chances go either way before the Smoke Eaters took their third lead of the game as DiMurro found the back of the net for the second time in the night to give Trail a 3-2 lead. DiMurro’s original shot was stopped by LaFontaine with the puck being sticked away in a scramble by Stevenson and DiMurro shot past the blocker side of LaFontaine for his second of the night and a 3-2 lead.The Smoke Eaters held the fort in the final moments of the 3rd period as Adam Marcoux made 28 saves on 30 shots for his 11th victory of the season while Jack LaFontaine turned aside 18 of the 21 shots in his 8th loss of the season. last_img read more

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Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgGullanes Hotel Junior A Championship finalSylane 2-17 Tommie Larkins 1-8Challoner Trophies U21 A Hurling Championship Round 1Clarinbridge 2-13 Ardrahan 2-7Castlegar 1-15 Cappataggle 1-15Challoner Trophies U21 B Hurling Championship Round 2BBallinderreen 2-13 Ballinasloe 0-16Challoner Trophies U21 B Hurling Championship Round 1Padraig Pearses 3-17 Portumna 1-9Meelick-Eyrecourt 3-19 Rahoon-Newcastle 2-9Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Championship final replayOranmore-Maree 2-10 Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 0-10Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League finalLiam Mellows 1-8 Sarsfields 0-9 FOOTBALL RESULTS:Connacht Intermediate Club finalMichael Glaveys 3-14 Claregalway 1-12Division 2 football League finalAnnaghdown 4-14 Oughterard 0-12Keogh Accountancy Group U21 B Football Championship – West semi finalAn Cheathru Rua 2-9 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 2-8U21 B Football Championship – North quarter finalsWilliamstown 4-9 Killererin 0-9Kilconly 1-13 Menlough 1-9print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HURLING RESULTS:center_img Salthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship semi final replayGort 1-17 Craughwell 1-15last_img read more

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GSK buys into Aspen Pharmacare

first_imgThe products to be divested include Alkeran (excluding US), Kemadrin, Lanvis, Leukeran, Myleran, Purinethol, Septrin and Trandate, which had combined sales of £56-million (about R712.5-million) in 2008. “These divestments reflect GSK’s strategy to simplify its operations and divest certain products which can be more efficiently commercialised by other parties,” the statement read. The Bad Oldesloe manufacturing site produces some of the products to be divested and a number of other products previously acquired by Aspen from GSK in June 2008. “Going forward, the collaboration will build a broader and more diverse portfolio for these countries, with Aspen’s extensive pipeline of new products expected to benefit from greater leverage through GSK’s existing commercial infrastructure,” the company said. Sub-Saharan Africa UK-based GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced the acquisition of a 16% stake in Aspen Pharmacare, Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company, as part of a deal that will see the two firms combining their commercial activities in sub-Saharan Africa, and several assets being divested to Aspen. 13 May 2009 As part of the agreement and on closure of the transaction, Aspen will appoint a non-executive director, nominated by GSK, to its board of directors. Aspen will issue GSK with 68.5-million new shares, representing a 16% shareholding in the company, in return for a manufacturing facility in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, as well as eight specialist medicines. “The combination of our commercial activities is highly complementary and will mean that together we can provide more medicines of value to more patients in these countries,” GSK emerging markets president Abbas Hussain said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material GSK said extending the strategic relationship with Aspen supported its strategy to accelerate sales growth in emerging markets. “At the same time, GSK will also benefit from investing in one of Africa’s leading healthcare companies with a formidable track record of delivery.” In South Africa, where Aspen has extensive commercial capability, GSK will transfer marketing and distribution rights to Aspen for its pharmaceutical products. Under the terms of the agreement, GSK and Aspen will collaborate on the commercialisation of their current and future product portfolios in Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, where the majority of combined current sales are attributable to GSK.last_img read more

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The Filter Has Launched

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Filter, a personalized content filtering system which had been hanging around in beta status since sometime in 2006 (our coverage) has finally opened its doors to everyone and officially launched. The service was pioneered by musician Peter Gabriel and, at its beginning, was not much more than a playlist creation tool for iTunes. Today, The Filter has morphed into a larger recommendation system that finds not just music, but also movies, TV, and internet videos, customized to your personal tastes.The Need For “The Filter”As Corvida noted earlier, the next step for social media should be filtering, which makes the timing of The Filter’s launch perfect. As web users and social media addicts become inundated with choices, there’s now more need than ever for noise-reduction tools as opposed to just more aggregators.In fact, Peter Gabriel’s own reasons for creating this service echo the complaints of the information overloaded netizen. He says, “the first freedom the internet brought was the possibility of access to any content, at any time, or anywhere. Now that many of us are drowning in choice, we need good tools to help us make smart decisions.”The Filter HomepageHow The Filter WorksSome systems make recommendations based on your actions and history where others leverage the power of the crowd to find the best content, but The Filter combines both methods and uses data learned in one area to augment the other. When you first sign up at The Filter, you begin by stepping through a brief profiling wizard in order for the site to establish an initial set of recommendations. As you begin to use the site, you can continue to personalize your recommendations in a way that’s very much reminiscent of Amazon’s “Recommended for You” section. On Amazon, items are rated with starts but The Filter uses a + / – sliding scale instead. However, like Amazon, you can mark items you own so they won’t be recommended to you again while also helping the system get to know you better.Getting to Know YouA second part to discovering your personalized tastes comes from “The Filter” which you download. This tool is a plugin application that works with either Windows Media Player, Winamp, and, of course, iTunes. Unlike other music player plugins like iLike, this piece of The Filter’s system is not designed for social sharing, but actively collects data from your computer and sends it back to The Filter’s servers. Where iLike uses the data it collects to help you discover friends of similar taste, The Filter solely uses that data for the purpose of improving recommendations. However, that’s not to say there isn’t a friends element to The Filter – you can add friends and socialize with them via onsite mail and a very Facebook-esque  “Wall.” However, besides inviting new friends via email, there doesn’t really seem to be any good way to find new friends whose interests mesh with yours. This is one area where social music services like iLike and Last.fm have The Filter beat. For example, when you’re viewing an artist’s page, you’re recommended more items like that artist, but not the profiles of other users who also like the artist, so it’s hard to know where to begin with the friending process. Another feature designed to improve recommendations is a profile import tool. To give The Filter a jumpstart, you can import your profiles from Last.fm and Flixster into the service to improve your recommendations quicker than if you had to start from scratch. Is It Worthwhile?What’s most interesting about The Filter is the way that it combines your manually rated items, your buying history, your playing history, and your friends’ likes (assuming you can find some) to provide an overall recommendation service. Its ability to stretch beyond just music to include videos, TV, and movies is also unique. Yet it still feels somewhat lacking when compared to Last.fm or Flixster because, despite the social element it purports to have, it’s difficult to locate other users to befriend on the service. Last.fm makes that easy – displaying other listeners when you go to play a song and offering numerous Groups where users can bond around a particular genre or artist. Flixster also has a tab on its homepage to help you “Meet People.”Additionally, the site was slow (although that could be launch day jitters) and occasionally buggy. For example, somehow clicking into the Genres section logged me out. The site’s player was good – offering songs I enjoyed – but then again, Last.fm’s radio is good too and they also offer software for scrobbling your tracks from your music player back to their site.The Filter is still an interesting experiment, though. Instead of focusing on just one genre of entertainment, it has taken several different recommendation techniques and mashed them up to provide one overall aggregation and recommendation service for many different types of media. If they can work out the kinks on the site and enhance the socializing aspect, The Filter could have a shot since it does have some unique features that make it interesting. For example, it offers entertainment news you can subscribe to and it recommends not just web videos, but also movies that go with an artist or band, and vice versa. And since you can continue to use Last.fm and Flixster (and hopefully other services in the future) to enhance The Filter’s recommendations, then it’s not really necessary to switch entirely. Instead, you can simply use The Filter more like an aggregator and filter for all the activity you do out on the social, entertainment-focused web. center_img sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Twitoaster: Threading, Analyzing, & Searching Twitter

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit jolie odell For the particularly insufferable, Twitoaster also provides badges for blogs and other sites so users can boast about their engagement anywhere on the web.If only more detail were provided in the analytics department – for example, as a professional blogger it’d be nice to know whether I’m engaging more users in the middle of the day (when decent people should be sleeping) or in the middle of the night (when I’m actually most likely to be awake and alert). So an hour-by-hour breakdown of replies would be great.The greater the detail, the more opportunities Twitoaster users will have to optimize their engagement metrics.You can find ReadWriteWeb on Twitter, as well as the entire RWW Team: Marshall Kirkpatrick, Bernard Lunn, Alex Iskold, Sarah Perez, Frederic Lardinois, Rick Turoczy, Sean Ammirati, Lidija Davis, Jolie Oâ??Dell, and Phil Glockner. Related Posts With the fragmentation of Twitter mobile and desktop apps resulting in a great volume of tweets no longer coming through the Twitter web interface, sussing out @replies can be tricky. For example, if @MarshallK sends three tweets with links within an hour and receives 20 @replies congratulating him on his content curation skills, how does he know which of the three links generated the best responses?As with any other question involving Twitter use and measurement, there’s an app for that. Not only does that app, one Twitoaster, conveniently thread Twitter conversations; it also generates charts and statistics, sorts hashtags and link details, and delivers tweets in excess of 140 characters.The product was brought to our attention as a recent solution for gathering @replies to a poll tweet. Here’s a screenshot for you: Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Product Reviews#twitter#web As you can see, all the replies to this exact tweet are prettily aggregated together in an uninterrupted stream. Brilliant!Also, users can check out their Twitter stream stats: Which tweets got how many replies, how many users sent how many replies, how many replies were received on each day of the week, which hashtags were present, and what the user’s ranking is. It’s an @replies-focused power user’s navel-gazing heaven:last_img read more

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Sarri: Won’t change free-kick duties

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Maurizio Sarri says he will not make any changes to Juventus’ free-kick hierarchy, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s poor conversion rate. There have been calls for Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala to replace Ronaldo as Juve’s default free-kick taker, with the Portuguese statistically Serie A’s worst. However, Sarri made it clear before tomorrow’s trip to Lecce that he would leave duties to the discretion of the No 7 and Pjanic. “It’ll be a difficult match against a team who always propose their own style of play, even when they’re in trouble,” he said at a Press conference. “There will be many variables to deal with, like the heat, which can be an obstacle as it was in Florence, but we must be able to overcome these difficulties too. “Right now we don’t have that many options to rotate, but we’ll change something based on the condition of the players. “Bonucci’s always played, we’ll see if we can give him a breather. Douglas Costa isn’t ready yet and De Sciglio also needs a few more days. “I often talk to Ronaldo. Even for him he’ll occasionally need to rest. We’ll see when, based on how he feels. “Cristiano and Miralem decide over free kicks, it’s down to them. I’ve asked for a few things from Pjanic, without changing his nature, and he did well to make himself available. “He’s expressing himself at very high levels.”last_img read more

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