Leicester’s Jeff Schlupp is left out of Ghana’s squad

first_imgGHANA coach Avram Grant named a provisional 26-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon yesterday, with Leicester City’s Jeff Schlupp a surprise omission.Schlupp’s Leicester team-mate Daniel Amartey was included as was another English Premier League player, Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew of West Ham.Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew – Andre’s brother – was one of three English Championship players named, alongside Christian Atsu of Newcastle and Andy Diadom of Barnsley.There was no place for Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah who was struggling to make the cut following a series of knee injuries.The Black Stars will now go to the United Arab Emirates for a training camp from where Grant will reveal his final squad of 23 by the January 4 deadline.The tournament kicks off in Gabon on January 14Ghana will be based in Port-Gentil where they will face Mali, Egypt and Uganda in Group D.The Black Stars’ first match will be against Uganda on January 17.Ghana Squad:Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars, Ghana)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom(Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor,Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Başakşehir, Turkey)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Rahpael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria)last_img read more

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Cricket News Asia Cup 2018: India vs Afghanistan | Can Rashid Khan and co break Men in Blue’s winning streak?

first_imgNew Delhi: The Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday hosts match No. 11 of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 between India and Afghanistan. Since their ’rocky’ first match victory against a cavalier Hong Kong side, India have proceeded to stamp their superiority on the competition in no uncertain terms. They have put in some formidable all-round performances of such quality that they have left all their rivals in their wake.Having progressed into the ‘Super Four’ stage, the Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue have already secured their place in this Friday’s final after convincing wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan by seven and nine wickets, respectively.India have had their injury woes among their first choice players though, with Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel and in particular Hardik Pandya, who has a worrying back injury, all side-lined. However, such is the depth of talent in their squad, their omission has hardly been noticed.ALSO READ: Complete list of Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardees 2018In contrast, Afghanistan will be making their way to the airport after this match as they now have no way of making it to the final, having suffered defeat in both their matches against Bangladesh and Pakistan.They will be bitterly disappointed not to be progressing further in this competition having made it into the ‘Super Four’ stage. As a team unit, they not only continue to impress with both bat and ball, they also continue to work their way up the ICC ODI rankings.So India will have the luxury of making a few changes to the batting order or giving some newbies a run out if desired. Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be looking to go out with a bang and hopefully a win. Whatever happens, it should be a belter of a match!ALSO READ: Luka Modric beats Cristiano Ronaldo to win Best Player of the YearPlayers to watch: Hardly a match goes by without Jasprit Bumrah taking an important wicket or two. He has such great control of his line and lengths that the opposition batsmen are finding him a real handful to score off. For Afghanistan, Hashmatullah Shahidi is proving he can play with the big boys. He has averaged 87.66 in his four matches played in this competition, and his innings of 97 not out against Pakistan was world class. Watch out India!Stat attack: Ravindra Jadeja has scored 1,914 ODI runs and needs 86 to reach 2,000 runs and become the sixth Indian player to do the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double. While, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 96 ODI wickets and needs four more to reach the 100 wickets milestone. Whereas for Afghanistan, Samiullah Shenwari has taken 44 ODI wickets and needs six more to reach 50 ODI wickets and become only the second Afghan to do the 1,000 runs/50 wickets double. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Badgers run out of luck in Horseshoe

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCOLUMBUS, Ohio — For nearly three quarters, Wisconsin hung with the No. 1 team in the nation.For four minutes, it held the upper hand.For the final fifteen minutes, it was completely outmatched.The fourth quarter was the difference Saturday, as Wisconsin (7-3, 3-3) fell to Ohio State (10-0, 6-0) 38-17 in fabled Ohio Stadium.Trailing for the first time in the game after a Wisconsin touchdown gave the Badgers a 17-10 lead, Ohio State responded with a long 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive.With the ball at the UW 31-yard line and just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Ohio State tailback Chris Wells took a handoff off the left tackle. Catching the Badgers in a blitz, Wells broke through the line and bounced the run to the sideline, beating safety Shane Carter in a race to the goal line for the tying touchdown.“[Wells] has been very good since he got here,” Ohio State offensive tackle Steve Rehring said. “He got into a zone and you could see it in his face. He just needs one run to get him going.”Wells did just that.After Wisconsin went three-and-out on the ensuing possession, Ohio State took over on offense again in great field position at the UW 49-yard line.After an 11-yard Wells run and a seven-yard scramble by quarterback Todd Boeckman, the Buckeyes had a first-and-10 on the 30-yard line and the stage was set for another Wells burst.On a run designed to go right, Wells saw a hole on the left side of the line and cut back across the grain and into the Wisconsin secondary.Wells shook the only defender in his way — strong safety Aubrey Pleasant — and covered 30 yards untouched for the eventual game-winning touchdown.“I should have made that play,” Pleasant said afterward. “It wasn’t my responsibility, but I still should have made the play.“In football, whether it’s your responsibility or not, plays are going to come.”Wells’ back-to-back touchdowns gave Ohio State a 24-17 advantage over Wisconsin.“Down the stretch there we missed some key tackles,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. “I thought we had two guys standing in the hole that honestly could have made a stop for us, but you know, they executed and were able to do some things. They made a couple cutbacks there towards the end that really hurt us.”From that point on it was all Ohio State and all Wells.The sophomore dominated the second half, rushing for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 15 attempts.“He’s a strong runner and the whole first half we’d been waiting for him to run the ball and he couldn’t on us,” UW defensive tackle Nick Hayden said. “He’s a good back and wants to get to the outside all the time. We just couldn’t get him contained.”Ohio State would go on to score two more touchdowns: the first on an eight-yard reception by wide receiver Brian Robiskie following a botched fake-punt attempt by Ken DeBauche that was the result of an audible not getting properly communicated, the second on a Wells 23-yard run after Donovan fumbled while getting sacked.For as wide open as the second half was — Ohio State outscored Wisconsin 28-14 — the first half was a tight back-and-forth affair.Ohio State scored on its opening possession of the game, a methodical seven-play, 75-yard drive. Boeckman found Robiskie on a short slant, and the receiver slipped past cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu and raced to the end zone for an Ohio State touchdown.Wisconsin responded on its next drive thanks to some trickery.Facing a fourth-and-12 from near midfield, Bielema sent the UW punt team onto the field. DeBauche took the snap and instead of kicking it, rolled right, stopped and heaved a rainbow pass down the left sideline to reserve punter Paul Standring.The pass was on target and Standring made a nice over-the-shoulder catch between two OSU defenders for a 31-yard pickup.“On film we saw it was going to be there, but “last_img read more

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Lively crowd sets SU Soccer Stadium record as Orange beats Duke

first_imgThe hill behind the goal and on the face of Colvin Street was littered with trash. The grass was torn up and looked worn down, muddy and used. “I don’t think the hill has ever looked that bad after a game,” goalkeeper Alex Bono said. “I don’t think we’ve ever had that many people on the hill. It was quite an atmosphere today. I think it was probably close to or way over our record crowd.”Bono’s estimation was correct. The 2,533 people were a part of the largest crowd ever to attend a Syracuse soccer game, breaking the previous record set on Sept. 13, when the Orange drew 2,442 for it’s loss to then-No. 4 Notre Dame. The bleachers were completely full before the first kick, and lines to buy tickets stretched almost all the way down to Manley Field House. Behind the hill, fans craned their necks over the fence to watch as the Orange (15-2-1, 5-2-1 Atlantic Coast), the nation’s top-ranked team, beat Duke (9-9-1, 4-4) 2-0 to advance to the ACC tournament semifinals. “I think we were dragging people in as they were walking by,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We had some people looking over the fence, that’s a good problem to have. It was a terrific day for our program.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince the previous record earlier in the season, SU has regularly drawn close to, or over 2,000 fans to its games. But on Sunday, on a brisk 45-degree afternoon, the fans braved the weather and the long lines to see the Orange in unprecedented numbers. Said McIntyre: “Winning makes everything better I guess.”      Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2014 at 1:18 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Students engage in cinematic theory discussion

first_img“Students in general yearn for something that’s not predetermined, that they don’t do for a certain purpose,” Imre said. “The reason why this club is a good idea and why it attracts people is precisely because the learning is for learning’s sake, [and] you can just be yourself.” A dozen cinema and media studies students meet every other Friday afternoon to share their thoughts on films and social issues. The reading group, also known as CAMS reading group, launched in Fall 2019 in the School of Cinematic Arts’ Cinema and Media Studies division.  Ferrer said he would listen to members’ advice when choosing the short articles or book chapters as reading material in order to let them guide the discussion. “It’s not just about having intellectual conversations, it’s also about bonding,” Imre said. “It’s also about giving our students an opportunity to connect, which is much easier for screenwriting students, because they have small classes from the beginning.” Ferrer said that as a transfer student, he felt isolated before starting this reading group, which offers him the opportunities to have small-group discussion as he used to do in a city college.  Lucy Allen, a junior majoring in cinema and media studies, echoed Imre’s concern that there is less cohesion among cinema and media studies students.  Imre said discussion topics are not confined to film and are inspired by readings on a wide range of topics, such as the influence of social media in pop culture.  Ferrer said members also said the group serves as a safe place to share thoughts and ideas on SCA, including the lack of research opportunities.  Imre, the director of undergraduate studies in the division of cinema and media studies, serves as the faculty mentor for the student-run reading group. She said the group consists of students with passion in cinematic theories and sociological concepts represented through films.  “I tried to start [this reading group] with the help of my professor, Aniko Imre, for just people in the department who weren’t so interested in film production,” Ferrer said. “I really wanted to find a kind of theory nerd community in the film school … I was kind of surprised that nothing like that existed over here.” “[Members] want to explore things that weren’t usually being assigned by the curriculum [of cinema and media studies],” Ferrer said. “I try to let the people in the group guide it. I’m always open to suggestions for reading. I don’t like to pick every one of them.”  “These are fairly colloquial discussions about … issues that might be of particular interest to cinema students, such as surveillance, new technologies, social media but also capitalism and its alternatives,” Imre said. Another member of the reading group Lukas Harrington, a senior majoring in cinema and media studies, said he joined the CAMS reading group to make friends who share interests with him. Imre said the fact that the CAMS reading group is outside of the SCA academic system is the main reason it attracts students to voluntarily devote their time to attend the organization’s discussions. “This club is really one of the epitomes for a major like [cinema and media studies],” Imre said. “It is truly a ‘build your own adventure.’ Students do this on their own — they volunteer their time, they pick the reading, they shape the discussion.” center_img Imre said she tries not to act like a teacher during the group meetings in order to give students freedom for spontaneous discussion. “It’s interesting that [the reading group] also become a place … to discuss USC, to discuss the School of Cinematic Arts and just to get everybody’s perspective on this institution that we’re all part of but we don’t really talk about or share our views with everybody else,” Ferrer said. “[Members] develop into very spontaneous discussions, they go into undiscovered and unanticipated directions,” Imre said. “They’re also often very open-minded-thinking creatures who are here because they want to meet like-minded movie nerds who live in this intersection of the social world and cinema and theory.” Imre said cinema and media studies students need to find their own tracks through taking different classes, since there is not a predetermined and specialized route for them, such as film production and screenwriting. Imre said this aligns with the core of the reading group. Unlike discussion sections common in USC courses, Imre said this seminar-like reading group offers students opportunities to shape the direction of the discussion. “I think a lot of people had the experience that it’s not super easy to meet other people in the major because we don’t have a lot of smaller classes that are major-specific,” Allen said. “This has been a cool way to connect people in a setting more like a seminar.” “It’s kind of a training in educated conversation, keeping arguments in your hand, making sure the conversation doesn’t get so multi-structured and elusive that you lose sight of it,” Imre said. “It’s also a skill in moderating discussion.” “Everyone always gets a chance to talk and share what they’re interested in,” Harrington said. “We really get to go all over the place and talk about politics and talk about film theory … and explore different perspectives on it.” Imre said cinema and media studies students may have difficulty finding like-minded peers because the curriculum mostly consists of large, lecture-style classes. Thus, the reading group serves as a close-knit community for cinema and media studies students to make friends.  Greg Ferrer, a junior majoring in cinema and media studies, started the group to create a niche at USC for students interested in theoretical discussion. Ferrer said he was inspired by the small, informal discussion club at Pasadena City College, where he transferred from last year. “It’s a very egalitarian, very democratic group without the pressure of grades, without performance anxiety,” Imre said. “Everybody wants to be there because they just want to share.” Greg Ferrer decided to start the group because he missed the small discussion groups he participated in at his first school, Pasadena City College. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “Personally, USC can be kind of isolating, I think, and I wasn’t really talking to anyone about [theoretical discussion about films],” Ferrer said. “I was excited to go to a place where I’d be able to have these kinds of discussions when I was in a city college, so I did my best to carve out that little niche.”last_img read more

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NFPL: Abalogu’s Strike Shoots Enyimba to Second Position

first_imgEnyimba’s quest to regain the domestic league crown was boosted lastnight after Andrew Abalogu struck 18 minutes from the end to condemn Warri Wolves to a 2-1 defeat in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match.Abalogu reacted quickest to turn home Chima Akas’s free kick in a crowded penalty area to give the Peoples Elephant the lead for the second time in the well-fought contest decided at the Umuahia Township Stadium.Christian Pyagbara scored in the first minute to give Enyimba the lead but Wolves reacted by netting the equaliser just before the interval with Shedrack Oghu making the most of an Ike ThankGod mistake to prod past Theophilus Afelokhai.Wolves were reduced to 10 men after Solomon Okpako received a straight red card following an altercation with Enyimba midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu in the 75th minute.Enyimba tried to capitalise on their numerical advantage with Akas coming close to adding a late third but his free kick could only rattle the crossbar in the 78th minute.The win sees Enyimba climb up to second place on the NPFL table with 30 points from 16 matches, just a point adrift of the leaders, Rivers United, who have played two games more.‘The People’s Elephant’ have thus extended their unbeaten run to nine matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Saraki Lauds Falcons’ 8th AWCON Victory

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Similarly, Pillar of Sports, Orji Uzor Kalu, has described Super Falcons Africa Women’s Championship triumph over the Lionesses of Cameroon in Yaounde as the tonic that will boost Eagles chances against the Indomitable Lions in the World Cup preliminaries.Kalu praised the African champions for punishing the hosts right before their President, Paul Biya and inside the main bowl of a stadium named after their first leader, Ahmadu Ahidjo.He said: “I got myself drunk with joy. The Falcons have wiped away our tears. It is sweet vengeance, more than what the Lions did to our Eagles in the Nations Cup. Cameroon beat Nigeria three times in the CAN grand finale, 1984,1988 and at home in Lagos in 2000 albeit through very dubious means. The Falcons have done more than that to the Lionesses. Four finals,  four defeats. Home and away in 1991, South Africa in 2004, Namibia in 2014 and now in Yaounde. “The former Abia State governor believes the Super Eagles will beat the Indomitable Lions home and away to pick the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket.“Bring on the Cameroonians. They must suffer humiliation in Yaounde. Super Eagles are in a killer mood. Expect more buckets of tears next year, from Douala to Mamfe, Bamenda  to Garoua. Vengeance is sweet”, he added.Kalu while commending the Falcons, singled out Coach Florence Omagbemi  for winning the AWC as player and Manager.She thus joins Egypt’s  Mahmoud El Gohary  and Stephen Keshi as winners of CAN and AWC as player and coach.Omagbemi captained the Super Falcons to their First victory in 1991 when they beat the Lionesses home and away, 4-0, 2-0. She went ahead to pick more laurels before relocating to the the United States. One of her team mates, Eucharia  Uche, also led the team to victory as coach.Falcons have so far won the AWC a record 8 out of 10 editions. Equatorial Guinea who have won twice relied majorly on players that have full Nigerian blood in their veins.  The other two times that Falcons won starting with the 1991edition is not listed in the post 1998 when CAF took over the tournament. Kalu: Super Eagles ‘ll  follow up on Falcons’ victoryBy Omololu Ogunmade in AbujaSenate President , Bukola Saraki, at the weekend congratulated the Super Falcons for emerging continental champions at the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the eighth time.Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, specifically commended the Falcons for retaining their championship in Africa.Falcons won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroon after beating the host team 1 – 0 to retain the AWCON title in Yaounde on Saturday.Reacting to the victory, Saraki said the victory could not have come at a better moment.“The record win of the AWCON Cup by the Super Falcons has again demonstrated clearly that with determination we can surmount any obstacle confronting us as a nation,” Saraki said. “I have no doubt that through team work and single-mindedness we can overcome our present economic challenges.”He also commended the patriotism and sense of purpose of the team and their technical crew while calling for more government and private sector support to enable Nigerian sports men and women excel in their career.last_img read more

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Man killed as Amtrak rams into car on Oakland Park Boulevard

One man is now dead following a fatal crash between an Amtrak train and a motor vehicle West Oakland Park Boulevard and Interstate 95, Oakland Park.The Broward police report that around 1:10 p.m. today, a vehicle traveling east on West Oakland Park Boulevard was struck by a northbound Amtrak train. The passenger train hit the vehicle on the passenger-side rear fender, and that collision forced the vehicle to hit a metal pole. The male driver, and lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene by Oakland Park Fire Rescue.The crash has resulted in the closure of West Oakland Park Boulevard in both directions between Powerline Road and Northwest 21st Avenue. Motorists are asked to avoid the area well into the rush hour. read more

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Relive the day Asamoah Gyan danced on Chelsea’s ‘grave’ at Stamford Bridge [VIDEO]

first_imgIt was a day Sunderland fans will always remember; a day Chelsea fans will never forget.When Danny Welbeck put the ball past Petr Cech in Chelsea’s goal to seal the three-nil win, the ultimate embarrassment had been completed for the then league leaders.Chelsea had been humbled at Stamford Bridge by lowly Sunderland.But it wasn’t the third goal that clearly underlined Sunderland’s dominance in the game, or the stats which, again, the away side dominated.It was the second goal, scored by Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, and the now-iconic celebration.Having run onto a through ball from Welbeck, Gyan slipped the ball past Cech into the net and made a beeline to the corner flag where he did his famous dance.He was followed by teammate Bolo who attempted, and failed hilariously, to emulate Gyan’s jig.To mark International Dance Day, Sunderland brought back old memories with a short clip of the moment.Take a look at the video below:💥🕺@ASAMOAH_GYAN3 x Bolo Zenden#InternationalDanceDay pic.twitter.com/8CA7XLAQPx— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) April 29, 2020The video clearly brought back a lot of good memories for Gyan who replied with a tweet of his own.🙏💪🔥— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) April 29, 2020Fans also couldn’t help but relive the delightful moment (not for Chelsea) as well.The other player in the 7 Jersey’s dance weak me looool…@ASAMOAH_GYAN3 Babyjet !!!!!! Legends Live Forever— Daily Media Consult (@DeMediaConsult) April 29, 2020 This match was epiiiiic🔥🔥🔥— Asante-Boye (@dat_asante_boye) April 29, 2020 But GYAN too he get some moves oo eii— Gl^ck (@Stuntboo) April 29, 2020 Always the best— Nana Yaw Asante Fobbi (@YawFobbi) April 29, 2020 the only reason i supported Sunderland for a short period in the epl was because of Babyjet💥💥— Nana yaw (@caleb617) April 29, 2020last_img read more

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Sarajevo Mayor: BiH will organize the best and most Attended EYOF in History

first_imgThirty-five years ago, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the best Olympics up to that time, and we are convinced that we will organize the best and most attended EYOF in history, said Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka at the press conference held at Hotel Termag in Jahorina.The Conference was held as part of the EYOF 2019 participating countries head of missions’ seminar, the hosts of which are the cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. The head of missions’ seminar is the biggest preparatory event for EYOF, which will take place in February next year. Apart from Mayor Skaka, the speakers at the conference included Siniša Kisić, President of BiH Olympic Committee, Senahid Godinjak manager of “EYOF 2019”, Mirela Mandal, representative of the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Dragan Jaćimović, RS Assistant Minister of Family, Youth and Sports.“We will show Sarajevo in the best possible light to the youth from across Europe. They will take with them the nicest memories and keep them for their entire lives, just as the world today still remembers the1984 WOG. The Olympic spirit and youth have once again shown that they can cross all barriers. This sport festival will have invaluable significance, not just for the development of sport, but also sport infrastructure, tourism, economy in Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina” said Mayor Skaka.Senahid Godinjak highlighted the importance of the seminar for the EYOF 2019 Organising Committee.“We would like to present today and during these three days everything that we have prepared in our project planning documents per all the organizational segments” said Godinjak.He said that the Progress Report was presented at the 47 EOC General Assembly held last week in Spain, where most of the countries confirmed their participation.The Seminar was an occasion for the National Olympic Committees to obtain all necessary information concerning their participation at the EYOF 2019 and assess the progress in the building of infrastructure and Organising Committee’s plans for the final phase of preparation for the Festival.last_img read more

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