Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 2

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Cobb, in one game, etched her own chapter in La Salle history when she scored three straight service aces to bury the Lady Maroons in as many sets, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24. La Salle improved to 2-0, and in the lone game the Lady Spikers played this week Cobb had 10 points, seven service aces, and 32 excellent sets.Jema Galanza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net3. Jema Galanza (Adamson University, outside hitter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1 Jema Galanza was subpar in Adamson University’s season-opener in a25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13 loss to NU.The charming Galanza, who played her first game after her right ankle injury in the offseason, scored just six points that barely inspired her teammates to battle back against the Lady Bulldogs.Adamson’s skipper dutifully made up for it in an upset win over Far Eastern University, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12, that saw her erupt for 26 points.To put things in perspective, Galanza’s 26 points is the second-highest scoring output, tied with Santiago against Ateneo, so far this season. Adamson, now at 1-1, is now on pace to exceed its record from last year as the Lady Falcons didn’t get their first victory in Season 79 up until the final game of the eliminations.  Go for Gold halts two-game skid, turns back Perpetual Help Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.Santiago, for all her prowess, still needs someone to toss her the ball and that’s what Nabor has done with the greatest of ease so far in this tournament.It’s almost an automatic point for NU whenever the two stars connect and Nabor, for this week, averaged 34.5 excellent sets helping the Lady Bulldogs go undefeated in their two games in Week 2.Nabor is also no pushover when it comes to crossing the ball to the other side of the floor as the playmaker averages seven points a game.Dani Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net4. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 7Weeks on list: 2Cherry Rondina just became the “What if?” player of this week.UST split its two games this week and is now at 1-2 overall, but what if the Golden Tigresses won both games? The answer, Rondina could’ve been the No.1 player.Rondina is utterly unstoppable this season and she has scored the most points this season, 70, and the most points in a single game, 28 in UST’s season-opener in Week 1.The Cherry Bomb does not have the same efficiency as Santiago, Rondina is at 42 percent in her spiking conversion, but UST’s skipper knows how to put points on the board.5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No.6Weeks on list: 2 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s been just two weeks but it doesn’t mean drama hasn’t already shaped on the surface of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University and defending champion De La Salle are unblemished after five match days, Ateneo managed to escape a winless week, and University of Santo Tomas has stumbled into a rough path due to injuries to Rica Rivera and Milena Alessandrini. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEnough introductions, here are the seven best players of Week 2.READ: Week 1 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 7. Dani Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, libero)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1Before the start of the season, Ateneo was yet to see who among its four liberos will be the starter or main defensive anchor.First it was Jenelle Lo, who got the nod in the season opener, but for the past two games the role was passed to Dani Ravena. View comments And Ravena has slowly proven that she can become Ateneo’s backbone on the defensive end.Ateneo won its first game this season, 1-2 so far in the tournament, and it was thanks to no small part to Ravena’s play.Ravena registered 13 excellent digs and 10 receptions in the Lady Eagles’ victory over UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 3Weeks on list: 2 It’s hard to argue with perfection, and NU has been nothing but perfect heading into the season.In the middle, literally, of the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 start is their towering captain Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT And in the two NU wins this week, Santiago has been nothing short of spectacular averaging 24.5 points a game and becoming the second leading scorer in the league in terms of total output.Not only is Santiago scoring at a high rate, she’s doing it at an efficient way converting 53 percent of her spikes.And if Santiago was a mere “what if?” in last week’s rankings after producing just 16 points, she proved that it’s just a flick of the switch to turn her passivity to offensive volatility.Michelle Cobb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net2. Michelle Cobb (De La Salle University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1A player with a narrative attached to her name is always a terrific story angle, and Michelle Cobb is just that.The 18-year-old Cobb became the unsuspecting heir to one of La Salle’s greatest players ever.From the moment Cobb was named the starting setter for the defending champions, she immediately drew comparisons to Kim Fajardo. And in the Lady Spikers’ shutout win over University of the Philippines, Cobb wanted everyone to know she will make her own legacy through her own style and through, as fate would have it, heroism. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson From offense, let’s switch things to defense. Dawn Macandili is undoubtedly the best libero in the UAAP right now.Her mere presence alone changes offensive schemes opposing teams have planned for against La Salle, and Macandili’s uncanny intimidation was on display when the Lady Spikers took on the Lady Maroons.UP almost made a conscious effort to target everybody except Macandili during its serves.It was Desiree Cheng who registered the most excellent receptions for La Salle with seven and Macandili’s name didn’t even pop up in the reception box. What the Lady Maroons didn’t escape though was Macandili’s constant movement as La Salle’s defensive dynamo tallied 17 excellent digs.Macandili’s motor was in overdrive against UP that she even ducked underneath the net, crossing over to UP’s side of the floor just to keep the ball in play.Jasmine Nabor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net6. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1last_img read more

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Govt using delaying tactics on elections – political commentator

first_imgOutspoken political commentator and economist Ramon Gaskin has voiced concern over the current political situation in the country, accusing the Government of trying to delay the holding of General and Regional Elections in Guyana within the stipulated 90-day period.Gaskin said that the Government was making strategic moves all aimed towards delaying the democratic process from taking place. He said the first move was to challenge the no-confidence resolution that was passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018.“Everything that the Government is doing, including going to court, is a delay tactic … it is aimed at delaying the holding of elections. And this meeting between the Chief Whips and the GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) is just another set of delay,” he asserted.Gaskin also questioned the reason for giving Chief Whips Gail Teixeira and Amna Ally the responsibility of inquiring from GECOM its readiness for elections. He argued that Government and the Opposition have three representatives each on the Commission.“The whole question of these two Chief Whips to find out whether GECOM is ready is extremely unusual, and each of these parties has three Commissioners there,” he pointed out.The Government is represented by Vincent Alexander, Desmond Trotman and Charles Corbin while the Opposition representatives are Bibi Shadick, Robeson Benn and Sase Gunraj.Gaskin, a former advisor to late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, told <<>> on Sunday that these individuals would have a more intimate understanding of the Commission’s work. Further, he believes that their constitutional posts give them an advantage to gather that information.“So, I don’t see a need to send them [the Chief Whips] in. And the Constitution is clear on having these members. It’s all nonsense, unnecessary and it might even be trespassing on the work of the Commission,” he said.Gaskin also made reference to the health of the GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, who recently requested an extension of his medical leave. He was hospitalised last month, and was expected to return to GECOM last week to host a statutory meeting.“The man is not well and that by itself lends to a delay. I don’t doubt that they will also appeal the court decision, if it is not in its (Government’s) favour. They may take that matter to the Supreme Court and all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),” he added.Not readyGovernment wants the court to rule on whether the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland’s decision on the December 21, 2018 motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown meant it was validly passed.Meanwhile, a private citizen named Compton Reid filed a petition in the court challenging the validity of the vote of former Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud, who helped pass the motion, stating that he had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen.The political commentator also pointed to recent comments made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo where he stated that elections should be held before April, especially since the list of electors would expire during that month and would therefore prompt new registration.“I am certain once they continue to delay this process, and it extends to that time, they will also start talking about reregistration. With how things are going, I don’t see elections being held anytime soon. Not in the next 90 days and who knows, not even this year,” he concluded.Gaskin claimed that the reason for all these delays was not only to hold on to power, but he believes that the major party within the coalition, the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), “which, in a nutshell, is basically PNC (People’s National Congress)” was not ready.He told Guyana Times, “The PPP (People’s Progressive Party) is ready, because they have been campaigning all along, ever since 2015 and they haven’t stopped, but the PNC is not ready especially with the poor showing at local elections for the AFC (Alliance For Change).”GECOM Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has already declined to meet with the Chief Whips. A decision was made during a meeting between Jagdeo and President David Granger for the two individuals to find out the readiness of GECOM for an election.However, Teixeira said Saturday that Lowenfield deferred the meeting to the GECOM Chairman, who is himself on extended medical leave. Teixeira said a meeting with Lowenfield would probably have been better, since a number of technical matters would have been dealt with.Meanwhile, Ally, in an interview with the State media, stated that Lowenfield did not have a difficulty in meeting with them. But, nevertheless, he still requested that they seek out Patterson.It was announced recently that Patterson had his medical leave extended, even as the three-month deadline mandated by the Constitution for elections after a successful no-confidence vote approaches and preparations are at a standstill. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

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Recognizing the importance of Northern Lights College’s donors

first_img“Up until now, the government has been supporting the college system in B.C. quite extensively,” he admits, “but they have given notice that there are to be reductions in grants to different institutions this coming fiscal year, and this is where the college foundations are going to have to come to the floor and help make up some of the differences that are going to occur.” McRae adds that being a donor has other benefits, including a sense of ownership of the college. He took a tour of the college’s Clean Energy House Wednesday morning, and based on his experience, calls it “the jewel in the crown of the regional college system.” “I’m so pleased and astounded with the growth that has occurred here and the unanimity that exists in the region with regard to the college and how well it has progressed,” he says. “I think there’s an equality [in facilities and programs] in the two campuses that I wouldn’t have believed was possible some 38 years ago.” McRae will be speaking to current and potential donors about the role the Northern Lights College Foundation plays in facilitating students to attend its programs and improving the programs themselves. He stresses the importance of fostering an interest in higher education and training within the region. – Advertisement -“Basically, the community is helping to support the foundation, and through that support realize dynamic programming and growth for the institution.” Donations and trusts have always been important to the success of the school, but as McRae explains, the need for support is becoming even greater with changes in how governments help. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Saulteau First Nation signs agreement with Province

first_imgA companion 10-year ‘Oil and Gas Consultation Agreement’ has also been signed by the BC government and Saulteau First Nations.The agreement sets up a clear protocol for the Province and Saulteau First Nations to discuss natural gas tenures and permitting. The agreement, which sets up the plan for managing lands and resources, some within the Peace-Moberly Tract, also provides a plan for the expansion of Klin-se-za protected area.It is designed to provide a stronger role to the Saulteau First Nation in ‘the stewardship of wildlife resources, forest licence opportunities, and watershed planning,’ according to the BC government.The Province and Saulteau First Nation will also hold regular meetings to create a ‘more collaborative and meaningful consultation process’ with respect to the development of natural resources and land management practices.Natural resource development revenue and benefit sharing is another distinct part of the agreement, according to the BC government, and they say this agreement has the potential to provide significant new provincial funding and economic benefits to the Saulteau First Nations over the next 10 years — depending on the level of natural resource activity.Advertisement Saulteau First Nations are focused on using revenue sharing to enrich social programs and services that benefit community members, and will be identifying community projects to be funded under the agreement.Great to be w/ #Saulteau community, Chief Parenteau, Min. Thomson  @Mike_A_Bernier to celebrate https://t.co/3NE2L3DcNt— John Rustad (@JohnRustad4BC) November 23, 2015Back in the summer, John Rustad said Chief Nathan Parenteau and the Saulteau council are ‘showing leadership in the northeast,’ and said this agreement presents a model for future discussions between the Province and other Treaty 8 First Nations.“This agreement reflects how responsible resource development can coexist with those treaty rights that benefit Saulteau First Nations members.”Advertisementcenter_img Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Steve Thomson, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad were in the Peace Region yesterday to formally sign an agreement with the Saulteau First Nation.Peace River South MLA — who also serves as Minister of Education — Mike Bernier was also in attendance.According to a bulletin from the Saulteau First Nation, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett was also invited to the signing, but did not attend.- Advertisement -In effect until 2024, the agreement with Saulteau First Nations, first announced in July, has two big priorities:Building relationships between the Province and First Nations that are based on respect, recognition, and setting mutual goalsA focus on closing gaps in social programs and services within Aboriginal communities, and ensuring they can meaningfully participate in economic development.Chief Nathan Parenteau has called this agreement ‘an important first step towards the recognition of our long-held Treaty rights.’“I look forward to working with the ministers on implementing the agreement and other sustainable development initiatives. In the spirit of moving forward together, industry must also begin to respect our Treaty rights, listen to our voices, and work with us to find solutions, in the same meaningful way that the Province is doing.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wild police chase ends with arrest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City120 mph and clipped a pickup truck, Kerns said. Construction workers dived for cover as the driver ran the car into a building area in the freeway’s median. The car then burst into flames, Kerns said. The man fled through freeway traffic on foot, jumped a fence and ran into a house near the freeway. The CHP officers left their cars and ran after him. The Highway Patrol lost the man once he entered the house, and sheriff’s deputies were called in along with dogs, one of which found the man and bit him on the shoulder before he was arrested, Kerns said. He was taken to a hospital and then booked into jail. Authorities said no one was injured in the chase. By The Associated Press SOLANA BEACH – A car theft suspect led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild chase by car and foot that left traffic snarled for hours, a Mercedes-Benz in flames and a suspect bitten by a sheriff’s dog, authorities said. Officers saw the Mercedes speeding on southbound Interstate 5 on Saturday morning in northern San Diego County. They gave chase, but the driver refused to pull over, CHP officer Tom Kerns said. They learned during the chase that the Mercedes had been reported stolen from Orange County on Thursday. Officers on three motorcycles and in three cars chased the man, who reached speeds of 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Aleksander Ceferin emerges as a contender to succeed Michel Platini as UEFA pres

first_img1 Aleksander Ceferin [right] unveils Srecko Katanec as Serbia boss Slovenian Football Association boss Aleksander Ceferin has emerged as a contender to replace Michel Platini as the next president of European football’s governing body, UEFA.Platini will formally step down at an extraordinary general meeting in Athens in September after the Frenchman failed to overturn his ban from all football activities at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week.That prompted speculation about who might replace him with the early favourites including acting general secretary Theodore Theodoridis from Greece, veteran Dutch FA boss Michael van Praag and Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar.But Press Association Sport has learned that 48-year-old Ceferin has already been asked by several FAs to put himself forward for what many expect to be a tight race.It is understood that Ceferin wants to hear more details from Wednesday’s meeting about the election calendar, format and likely rivals before committing to run.A practising lawyer who has specialised in sport, Ceferin joined the board of Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana in 2006 and became president of the Slovenian FA, NZS, in 2011.Two separate sources at last week’s FIFA Congress in Mexico City identified him as the most talented of the young leaders in east European football – although the ex-Yugoslav state is really a highly-developed nation that bridges east and west – and said he lacks any of the “baggage” that some of his better-known rivals possess.This is a reference to the various bidding and corruption scandals that have beset global football in recent years.Slovenia failed to qualify for next month’s European Championship in France, after finishing behind England and Switzerland in the group stage and losing to Ukraine over two legs in the play-offs, but have been making solid progress off the field.Earlier this month, the Slovenian FA opened its new national centre at Brdo, attracting a stellar cast to the unveiling ceremony.“This is an amazing example of what can be done with the development programmes of UEFA and FIFA,” said UEFA’s Theodoridis.“I congratulate the NZS leadership for these magnificent facilities in such a beautiful environment.“This centre will serve as an example for many others.”New FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: “Everyone working in Slovenian football has shown what can be done if the work is professional, passionate and responsible.”UEFA has been operating without a president since Platini and former FIFA leader Sepp Blatter were sanctioned for an improper £1.3m payment Blatter made to Platini in 2011.A FIFA ethics panel gave both of them eight-year bans in December, before its appeal board reduced those bans to six years. Last week, CAS reduced Platini’s ban to four years – Blatter is still waiting for his appeal hearing – but said the “gentleman’s agreement” the pair claimed to have breached football’s rules and was a clear conflict of interest.last_img read more

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Juventus join Premier League trio in the race for Monaco star

first_img1 Premier League clubs will face stiff competition from Italian champions Juventus in their pursuit of highly-rated Monaco star Benjamin Mendy.Both Manchester City and Manchester United have made contact with the French champions in recent weeks to try to lure the 22-year-old to the Premier League this summer, and Liverpool are also keen to recruit him.However, according to Tuttosport, Juventus are now considering a move for the defender, who can operate anywhere across the back four.Manchester City were thought to be in pole position to land Mendy, having already negotiated a successful deal for another Monaco star, Bernardo Silva, earlier this month.And although Monaco are reluctant to part with another of their prized assets, the in-demand defender will not be short of options this summer.Juve’s latest proposal is sure to test Monaco’s resolve, but the trio of English clubs will not give up on the chase. Benjamin Mendy last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH SUNDAY NIGHT BINGO

first_imgST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB is launching bingo in the newly refurbished club house this Sunday.All lines will pay out €40 and houses €130.And there’s a bumper jackpot of €1,500 on 45 numbers. The venue is wheelchair accessible with loads of free parking at O’Donnell Park. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH SUNDAY NIGHT BINGO was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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India-Africa network to boost trade

first_img26 July 2011 The India-Africa Business Network, launched at the Gordon Institute of Business in Johannesburg last week, is set to boost trade and open new business and investment channels between India and South Africa. Speaking at the launch, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said South African trade with fellow members of the BRICS grouping were expanding, while those with the country’s “traditional” trading partners of the West were increasing at a slower rate. “No longer is the African continent confined to the old powers that we used to know, we now have broader participants.” South Africa’s trade with India had doubled in the past five years, Davies said, taking total trade between the two countries to R42.9-billion, and making India SA’s 6th largest destination for exports and 9th largest source of imports. According to Inter Press Service (IPS), the India-Africa Business Network will be run out of the Gordon Institute of Business’ newly formed Centre for Dynamic Markets and will complement existing networks such as the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (Ibsa) and the India and South Africa CEOs forum co-chaired by Indian industrialist Ratan Tata and Patrice Motsepe, executive chairman of Africa Rainbow Minerals. The network’s founder and director, Abdullah Verachia, told IPS that the network would function as a “knowledge hub for India-Africa commerce”, promoting exchange between business leaders and educational institutions in both countries. “There are incredible opportunities for South African businesses in India, which has a population in excess of one-billion,” Verachia said. “The two countries are also on the first tier of emerging market economies and both face similar challenges of poverty and inequality.” India would be spending in the region of US$1.8-trillion on infrastructure over the next 10 years, “a great opportunity” for South African companies, Verachia added. Davies called on South African and Indian businesses to identify areas of “complementarity” and build on those, rather than focusing on competition. Also speaking at the launch, FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana said India was “all about entrepreneurs”, and that opportunities in that country cut across a number of sectors, including infrastructure, energy and mining. India had challenges like any other country, Nxasana said, adding: “If you look at these [challenges] as barriers, then you’ll never do any business in India.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Mike Lutmer, Sept. 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are unloading hay and trying to beat the rain.We have not gotten into any corn or bean harvest. We did some scouting and found some Diplodia in the corn. I am a little concerned but we’ll have to wait to get into the crop to see how big of an issue it will be.I was hoping to get started with harvest here at the end of the week. It will depend on what the weather does. I have both corn and beans that are really close. Some of the corn is stall standing pretty well but there are spots where, if we have a big windstorm, it may not hold up. Am I alarmed? No. Am I concerned? Yes.We are getting pretty dry. We are still behind because we really didn’t get anything planted until the end of May. A friend of mine over by Germantown has been running pretty hard, but there still are not a lot of people running around here. Within the next week I think about everyone will be full fledged into harvest.The beans are looking pretty good and I checked the double-crop soybeans and they looked pretty good too. If we have another week like we just did I might cut a little more hay, but if it stays cool in the evenings and only gets in the mid-70s I might not. I can’t complain though, we made a lot of nice hay here in the past week.last_img read more

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