Sore knee could sideline Cavs’ Shumpert for another week

first_imgIman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard Iman Shumpert could miss another week with a sore right knee.Shumpert sat out Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks and underwent an MRI on Monday. The team says tests didn’t reveal any structural damage, and he will be out five to seven days while undergoing treatment and rehab.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Shumpert is averaging 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 18.2 minutes for the Cavs, who are just 3-4 and take a three-game losing streak into Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.The 27-year-old Shumpert has made one start as coach Tyronn Lue has been forced to juggle his lineups because of injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogShumpert is in his fourth season with Cleveland, which acquired him during the 2014-15 season in a trade with the Knicks. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

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Chaos at preparation for Disciplined Services’ voting (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,The recent chaotic Nominations Day developments, and many other muddled preparatory activities at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), give testimony to the conundrum which, to a large extent, is self-inflicting, or perhaps deliberate.It is very clear that many of the problems are strongly related to the partisan employment approaches, and perhaps deficient staff training practices. The selection and appointment of misfits to perform key roles seem to be strongly driven by the particular category of persons being paid, rather than having a structured and evaluated approach to meet the acceptable level of requirements.Too many critical activities of GECOM are now being handled as if they were a first-trial run with a comedy of errors. The result is an organisation working like a cork in the ocean; uncharted in responding to the tidal influences and pressure as it floats along, with no convincing purpose of balance in undertaking the serious task of holding free and fair Local Government Elections in November.One such ongoing activity is being supervised by Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) Roxanne Myers, who seems not to have a clue about what is required regarding the preparation for the enveloping of ballots for members of the Disciplined Services (Army, Police and Prison) who are scheduled to vote on D-Day, November 2, 2018.The Chairman’s choice of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), Roxanne Myers, had no answer, as she ‘flipped’ on Nominations Day. This was in relation to key decisions and directions when called upon by Returning Officers and several persons in the absence of the forever disappearing CEO, Keith Lowenfield.Even the cursory observer could note that Ms Myers’s recent swearing in was after the Nominations Day activity, in which it seemed that she was delegated pivotal responsibilities. In such a circumstance, the situation speaks to the false level of readiness of GECOM, conveyed by Chairman Patterson. It also establishes that while the CEO was absent, there was also no substantive DCEO on the day of one of the most critical elections events being administered by GECOM.The activity in preparation for D-Day on November 2, 2018 was being witnessed by scrutineers from political parties in response to invitations and in keeping with the procedures. Along with fellow People’s Progressive Party Member of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj, we turned up at GECOM Office on Monday, 23rd October, 2018 at 13:30h to scrutinise the preparations for the Disciplined Services’ voting. From the very beginning, we could tell that our sojourn at this activity would be lengthy and uncomfortable. The sequence of events which followed highlighted an amazing level of lack of coordination, and confirmed that we were in for a very long haul.It was immediately observed that we were the only two persons present to observe the process, and the ‘skids’ were not packed in any specific order. It soon became clear that there was no packing list for the containing skids, and our requests for the expected work schedule was futile. We were told that they will open all the ‘skids’, and we must make note of the ‘seal numbers’.It took some level of persisting queries before Myers told us that after the ‘skids’ are opened, the ‘Ballot’ papers for the Discipline Services voters on D-Day will be extracted and enveloped. It was quite amazing that we requested the list of the required ‘ballot’ papers as per constituency and the DCEO did not know what we were asking for. Fortunately, Personal Assistant to the Chief Elections Officer, Duarte Hetsberger, was present to provide advice, and we were subsequently provided with the list after some time spent waiting.We then proceeded to the container to facilitate the opening of the ‘skids’, after being advised that the Internal Auditor would be calling out the specifics of each ‘skid’. As we approached the container, it was observed that there was no light to facilitate the work in the 40-foot container. Worse yet, the unfriendly DCEO refused to allow the scrutineers to enter the container as part of the verification process. There was total confusion, as we started with ‘skid’ 2 and then we went on to ‘skid’ 3, then ‘skid’ 9. We were then told that we were opening ‘skid’ 11, which had ‘tender’ ballots.The haphazard checking of the ‘skids’ continued until there was a long break, as the staff struggled without any acceptable lighting in the container. There was total chaos of taunting and laughing at this incompetent preparation for such a simple and straightforward activity.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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35 Children Graduate in Arts and Craft

first_imgGraduating students pose for photos. 35 children who completed a two months community initiative in Sinkor have each graduated with a certificate from an arts and craft academy.Mr. Latty Zarwu, founder and CEO of the school, said he is thankful to God for giving him the strength to impart knowledge to young children in the country. Latty, who is known as DJ Warrior, said he is planning the coming months to launch the arts and craft program in every community, if and when he gets the necessary support.The one time LIB 24 Journalist and entertainment talk show host called on the government and other entities to see the need to support his organization so he can help address some of “the many, many problems that the country is faced with.”Graduating students displaying their skillLatty, who has worked with various schools in Liberia transferring artistic knowledge to young kids, said with the his experience and God-given innovative spirit, when given the opportunity he could make a great impact in the various communities of Liberia, like with what he did at B .W. Harris, More Than Me and the Mamba Point communities.DJ Warrior also praised the Alley Printing Press CEO, Mr. Henry Harris, for the high level of support he received from him during the two months intensive training. He concluded that if Liberians were to support his programs, he will make a great impact in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt to identity site for natural gas pipelines

first_imgAs Guyana now turns its attention towards capitalising on every aspect of the imminently booming oil and gas industry, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Thursday revealed that studies have commenced towards the implementation of its proposed natural gas project.The Government is currently working at determining locations for the laying ofPublic Infrastructure Minister David Pattersonpipelines to transfer this by-product from the offshore oil reservoirs to strategic locations across the country, to be utilised as an alternative source of energy.Speaking at the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s year-end press conference, Patterson outlined plans for this initiative. He pointed out the regions in which the possibility of laying natural gas pipelines is currently being explored.“Right now, I think we are between Regions 3 and 4. At the moment, Region 6 still has not been eliminated,” Paterson relayed.The minister said, “The actual construction of the pipeline and procurement and those things like that have not been decided, and that’s why a location (must first be identified).”He explained, “If you decide to go in one position, the technical challenges are different from others. So we need to have a preferred location, so that we can do the studies.”At the moment, discussions are ongoing with ExxonMobil, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC), among other agencies, to ensure that the most feasible location is selected.Patterson highlighted the factors which would be taken into consideration during this process. He indicated, “The determination of where we’re going to go has several aspects, not only land availability, (but also include) the distance away from residence, environmental challenges….”Though the Guyana Government has reached out to the Inter-American Development Bank to further assess the project, the initial studies are currently being conducted by the Government of Japan. The findings are expected to be made public early next year.The minister has stressed that this undertaking goes beyond just providing a cheaper alternative energy source to Guyanese.Patterson added that Government is also looking to set up a Liquified Petroleum Gas Plant at the selected location as well.This is to be used as a source of fuel for many residential, commercial and agricultural operations, including cooking, hot water systems, and heating.last_img read more

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Police search for boy running around on Taylor Hill

first_imgFort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a child that was seen running around in the ditch on the North Taylor Hill.Police say they received a call from a resident who had seen a young boy between 10 and 12 years-old running around in the ditch near the Baldonnel overpass at 12:30 p.m. and again on the North Taylor Hill just before 2 p.m. on Friday. When the boy saw the caller, he ran into nearby bushes.- Advertisement -Police tried unsuccessfully to locate the boy using the K-9 unit and by asking residents in Taylor if they could identify him.The boy is described as Caucasian, with brown hair and was wearing a tan t-shirt and jeans.Although they do not believe the boy was lost or in any danger, police say the situation is concerning.They are asking anyone who can identify the boy to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Local teams set for today

first_imgLa Serna (24-3), the Del Rio League champion, will host Walnut in a Division III-A quarterfinal. The No. 2-seeded Lancers eliminated league rival Santa Fe, 57-43, on Saturday. San Antonio League champion Walnut (20-6) advanced after downing Palm Springs, 40-27, in its opener and Orange, 83-53, in the second round. St. Paul (24-2), No. 1 from the Camino Real League and the No. 4 seed in Division III-AA, will play at Oxnard Pacifica (18-9) in a second-round contest. St. Paul opened its title quest with a 70-32 rout of Savanna. Pacifica escaped with a 58-56 decision at Righetti. In boys soccer today, La Mirada and La Habra are the only remaining area teams. The Alpha League champion Heralds (21-6) advanced with a 61-22 victory over Mojave on Saturday. Desert Christian (19-3) defeated Holy Martyrs, 56-37. The Heralds and the Knights had opening-round byes. Three girls basketball games and a pair of boys soccer contests make up today’s CIF-Southern Section playoff area teams schedule. Whittier Christian’s girls, seeded No. 1, are on the road to play Lancaster Desert Christian in a Division V-AA quarterfinal. center_img La Mirada (20-5-1), Suburban League runner-up, is on the road to play San Gabriel Valley League champion Paramount (12-3-9). La Mirada ousted Santa Fe, 4-1. Paramount advanced with a 2-1 squeaker over wild-card winner Crescenta Valley. La Habra (24-5-1), No. 2 from the Freeway League, also is on the road against Miramonte League champion Diamond Ranch (12-2-5). La Habra got by wild-card winner Arcadia, 2-1, while Diamond Ranch eliminated wild-card winner California, 4-2. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 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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Mourinho slams United as they hand title to City

first_imgBut Jay Rodriguez’s 73rd minute header gave West Brom a stunning victory after they arrived at Old Trafford having lost nine of their previous 10 games.It is ironic that United came back from 2-0 down against City themselves last weekend to win 3-2 and delay City’s party, only to surrender so tamely on home soil.Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away.“I don’t know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulate them face to face when I had the chance,” Mourinho said.“I knew that sooner or later they would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Brom.“They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.“That doesn’t make me feel super happy and in my opinion affected for sure some of the people that was too happy.”United’s afternoon was symptomatic of their entire season.Their squad is crammed full of wonderfully potent performers such as Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, yet the Premier League table, which shows them 16 points behind City, does not lie.United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.Mourinho pulled no punches about his squad’s lack of consistency, but the former Chelsea boss made it clear he believes he can return United to the summit of English football.– Trust the process –“I trust in my work, that is for sure – I have no reason not to trust,” he said.“Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues. I know how to win and I believe in myself. I think with my experience you don’t win titles with inconsistency.“You win titles with consistency at every level, not just the performance level but the mental level and the day by day.“Everything must be consistent until the last day. One of the things we have to improve is our consistency.”The first half was a terrible advert for the English top-flight.Jake Livermore had one decent effort saved by David De Gea and Lukaku smashed an effort right into Ben Foster’s face but that was about it.The second half was not much better but Foster did wonderfully well after 66 minutes to tip a Lukaku effort around the post before the visitors resistance was then unexpectedly rewarded with 17 minutes remaining.Nemanja Matic panicked at the delivery of a Chris Brunt corner and he knocked the ball back inside to Rodriguez, who could not miss from three yards out.After sacking Alan Pardew at the start of the month, Darren Moore has been handed the West Brom until the end of the season.Although the West Brom board are believed to want somebody with more experience, Moore certainly did his chances of becoming the next full-time boss no harm, even if avoiding relegation looks a lost cause.“West Brom is a club I care about a lot,” he said. “I want to bring a family atmosphere to the club. Everybody is equal at the football club and we’re all in it together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Furious: Jose Mourinho walks off after his team’s defeat to West Brom handed the Premier League title to Man City © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Jose Mourinho applauded Manchester City’s Premier League title success, but lambasted Manchester United after West Bromwich Albion’s shock 1-0 win on Sunday.In order to prevent City from being crowned champions for a few more days, United had to avoid defeat against bottom club Albion at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Hazard late show rescues Chelsea in Wolves draw

first_imgHazard spared the under-fire Sarri’s blushes with his thunderous stoppage-time equaliser, but it was still a frustrating day for the Blues boss. Sarri’s side had won three times in 10 days to temporarily silence reports that the Italian was facing the sack.But Chelsea’s latest misfiring effort raised the possibility that Sarri is back on borrowed time in west London.With fourth-placed Manchester United playing fifth-placed Arsenal later on Sunday, Chelsea, languishing in sixth, will be further adrift of the top four after another tense afternoon for Sarri.It has been a nightmare debut season for former Napoli boss Sarri, who had to endure a League Cup final defeat against Manchester City in which Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted.Under Sarri’s watch, Chelsea have also suffered humiliating thrashings at City and Bournemouth, while supporters chanted for his sacking after the FA Cup exit against Manchester United.Beating Tottenham and Fulham in the league and then easing past Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last 16 first leg on Thursday had given Sarri some breathing space.But Wolves have proved a thorn in his side this season and, after beating the Blues 2-1 at Molineux in December, they left the Italian looking over his shoulder anxiously again.Chelsea are in action at Kiev on Thursday before a league trip to Everton next Sunday.The international break looms after that and Sarri could do with victories in those games to ensure Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t wield the axe.– Chelsea flaws –With Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba watching from the stands, it didn’t take long for Gonzalo Higuain — Sarri’s handpicked targetman — to demonstrate the flaws in the current crop.After a rapid exchange of passes with Pedro, Higuain could only muster a shot that was blocked by Romain Saiss.Higuain, on loan from AC Milan, had another sight of goal from N’Golo Kante’s pass, but this time his low strike was pushed away by Rui Patricio.Despite all their possession, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in a creatively uninspired display that was a return to the problems they have endured for much of the season.A monotonous procession of slow, sideways passes brought no reward against Wolves’ massed defence, triggering jeers from frustrated Chelsea fans at half-time.After an anonymous first half, Hazard finally showed signs of life with a surge that ended with the Belgian being hauled down by Matt Doherty on the edge of the area.But David Luiz’s effort from the resulting free-kick bounced tamely off the Wolves wall.Having soaked up Chelsea’s futile attempts to break them down, Wolves sprang out to snatch the lead with a perfectly executed counter in the 56th minute.Breaking from their own area, Wolves exploited the out of position Chelsea defence as Jimenez flicked a pass to Diogo Jota.Jota ran wide before guiding the ball back into Jimenez, who prodded home via a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta for his 14th goal this season.Higuain tried to lead the Chelsea response with a shot on the turn, but Patrico saved before Pedro’s long-range effort was pushed over by the keeper.Higuain couldn’t stretch far enough to score when Hazard’s corner was deflected into his path.Willian’s low strike was repelled by Patricio as Chelsea pushed for the equaliser.With just moments left, Hazard at last ended Wolves’ stubborn resistance with a fierce long-range drive that flashed past Patricio for his first goal in seven games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wolverhampton’s Raul Jimenez challenges Chelsea’s Eden Hazard © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 10 – Eden Hazard came to Maurizio Sarri’s rescue as the Chelsea star’s superb late strike earned a 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday.Sarri’s side were seconds away from another damaging defeat after Raul Jimenez put Wolves ahead at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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Young £5m defender and 23-goal ace – Pochettino’s summer transfer shortlist?

first_img Jay Rodriguez: Southampton striker is 25 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – Rodriguez has not played at all this season due to a knee injury that has sidelined him since last April. However, Pochettino appears to be a fan of the striker having worked with him during his time at Southampton where Rodriguez scored 17 goals in all competitions. Toby Alderweireld: Southampton defender is still only 26 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – Alderweireld has only just turned 26 and has enjoyed his first season in the Premier League where he is on loan at Southampton from Atletico Madrid. The Belgium international has claims he would like to stay on the south coast, but with interest from Man City and Spurs, it will be an interesting summer. 7 Kevin Wimmer: Cologne’s stopper is 22 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – Apparently Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will seek newer, younger players able to play his high intensity game in the summer. One of those could be 22-year-old Kevin Wimmer of Bundesliga club Cologne. The Austrian has been watched by Spurs scouts this season and may cost the club £5m. 7 7 Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon goal machine is just 23 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – If not Rodriguez, then Lacazette may make for an exciting young partnership with Harry Kane. Lyon’s striker has scored 23 goals in 26 games and his future is uncertain, with Liverpool also interested in taking him to England. 7 7 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has already bought DeAndre Yedlin and Dele Alli is on his way in the summer.But apparently the Argentine is keen to bring in more energetic, young players capable of adapting to his high intensity play and he admitted he is looking to strengthen.“My idea is to improve every season,” he said.“That is what we are working very hard to identify where we can do that, to make our squad better for next year.”Click the arrow to see potential players for Pochettino and let us know the area you think Spurs need to improve in. 7 Adrien Rabiot: PSG midfielder is only 19 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – Rabiot is still struggling to get into the PSG first team on a regular basis and it is said he will seek a move in the summer having been heavily linked with Spurs transfer in January. James McCarthy: Everton midfielder is 24 years old – Click for more Tottenham transfer targets perfect for Pochettino! – McCarthy is highly regarded at Everton, but with the Toffees struggling in the Premier League the midfielder has been linked with a move away. Tottenham remain interested in Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin but with Arsenal also keen, the 24-year-old Ireland ace is an equally good option. 7 Mark Uth: Heerenveen striker is just 23 years old – Granted he is scoring for fun in the Dutch Eredivisie and that’s not always a good indicator of someone’s quality, but Uth is another player thought to have been scouted by Spurs this season. He has scored 13 goals in 26 games and created a further seven.last_img read more

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MAN WHO USED GOLF CLUB TO ATTACK CAR GIVEN A CHANCE BY JUDGE

first_imgAshley Nicholl at a previous court hearing.A Co Donegal man who used a golf club to attack the car of a man who had been celebrating his daughter’s christening has been given a chance by a Judge.Ashley Nicholl appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court. The court heard how two men had been celebrating one of their daughter’s christening on Septmber 22nd, 2012.The men had left the function in the Carrrick Bar to leave a car home.However, on the way to Carndonagh the men saw two other men – Ashley Nicholl and Barry Doherty.When the men drove out the road, Nicholl and Doherty tried to ram the men off the road.Both parties got out of their cars and an altercation took place.The two men from the christening had to get back into their car after one had suffered various injuries.Both Doherty and Ashley Nicholl then attacked the car using golf clubs.Garda Seamus Lyons told the court that Nicholl, of Bocan, Culdaff struck the car window with such force that he broke the head from the clubThe court heard that Nicholl, 23, had a total of 30 previous convictions including burglary, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.Nicholl’s barrister said the incident was a show rather than an act of sunstance.He said he had been in prison before for burglary and that it was not a pleasant experience for him.H said it had ben a short, sharp blast of reality and realised that prison is not a place for young men.He said he did not want to return to it and was now seeking to go straight and had even secured working on a crabbing boat.Judge John O’Hagan said he knew Nicholl and that he was tempted to send him to jail again.However, he said he had ben told he had turned a corner and said he would reserve sentence until next April.‘I’ll see if he has engaged. And for God’s sake, please wear a lifejacket on that boat,” added Judg O’Hagan.MAN WHO USED GOLF CLUB TO ATTACK CAR GIVEN A CHANCE BY JUDGE was last modified: December 19th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Ashley Nichollattackculdaffdonegalgolf clubInishowenlast_img read more

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