Furman looks to extend streak vs Mercer

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMercer (12-11, 6-4) vs. Furman (18-5, 8-2)Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Furman looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Mercer. In its last nine wins against the Bears, Furman has won by an average of 7 points. Mercer’s last win in the series came on Jan. 14, 2016, a 69-65 victory. February 4, 2020 Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 59 percent of all Paladins points over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bears have allowed only 69.3 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 74.5 per game they gave up in non-conference play.EFFICIENT ETHAN: Ethan Stair has connected on 37.3 percent of the 126 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also made 85.2 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Mercer is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 12-3 when scoring at least 67.STREAK STATS: Mercer has won its last three road games, scoring 76.7 points and allowing 65.3 points during those contests. Furman is on a three-game home winning streak, scoring an average of 86 points while giving up 76.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Furman defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.2 percent of all possessions, which is the 30th-highest rate in the country. The Mercer offense has turned the ball over on 21.5 percent of its possessions (ranked 310th among Division I teams).center_img Furman looks to extend streak vs Mercer ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Shafer expects strong performances from Maryland backup wide receivers

first_imgOn Tuesday, defensive end Robert Welsh said Maryland’s backup wide receivers, who have been thrust into a more significant role due to injuries, are just as good as its starters.“We’ll see,” Welsh said. “It’s on the D-line to get to the quarterback, hopefully don’t give them a chance to throw.”Maryland starters Stefon Diggs and Deon Long are both out for the season with leg injuries. Before their injuries, the wide receivers combined for more than 1,000 yards and four touchdowns.In their place, Milford Academy product Levern Jacobs and sophomore Nigel King will be forced to pick up the slack. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly press conference on Thursday that the Orange will have to lock down on the wide receivers even though they’re Maryland’s backups.“I do think they’re a talented bunch of kids,” Shafer said of the backups. “Just haven’t had as many opportunities yet, but they’re getting them now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the week he watched as one wide receiver caught a pass, took it down the middle and “ran it away from everybody.” He rewound the tape to see the jersey number. It was Jacobs, who the Orange will have to account for this week.“I was hoping maybe it was one of those guys that wasn’t playing,” Shafer said. “Unfortunately he’s playing. He’s a good player.” Comments Published on November 7, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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President Granger returns to Guyana

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President David Granger returned here on Tuesday night from Cuba where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer.Granger, accompanied by his wife, Sandra, travelled to Havana on October 30, to undergo a medical investigation.However, while in Cuba, he was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma after an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.“Given the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the President’s Medical Team has performed a number of medical interventions including the first round of chemotherapy treatment. The President has responded well to the treatment and was given approval to return to Guyana,” a brief government statement said on his arrival.It said that “President Granger once again expresses profound gratitude to all those who sent their well-wishes for his full and complete recovery.”.last_img read more

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Did the Buccaneers troll Jameis Winston with their Tom Brady announcement?

first_imgThe Buccaneers have officially moved on from Jameis Winston by signing Tom Brady, and the team’s announcement made clear of that.The Bucs posted a graphic to go alongside the team’s official announcement, and it features a few interesting numbers. Some are obvious, like Brady being a 6-time Super Bowl champion. But a few others seem to poke fun at their old quarterback somewhat. (Buccaneers) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5c/72/tom-brady-buccaneers_1ldqahdbxjpq17101rs2376h1.png?t=-127169464&w=500&quality=80 Winston, meanwhile, had more than 27 interceptions last season alone. The current free agent became the first quarterback to join the 30-30 club, meaning 30+ touchdowns and 30+ interceptions. But turnovers weren’t a one-season thing for Winston. He’s had at least 17 turnovers in all five seasons since joining the NFL in 2015, and he even had two seasons where he didn’t play the full 16 games.In simpler terms: Winston has 111 turnovers in 72 games played, or 1.54 per game. Brady has 227 turnovers in 285 games played, or 0.79 per game.The Bucs may or may not have had Winston in mind while making the announcement graphic, but it’s clear the team is excited about having a quarterback who won’t turn the ball over as much. MORE: An ode to Jameis Winston’s boom-or-bust Bucs careerWhile these are certainly noteworthy accomplishments, it is interesting that of all of Brady’s achievements, these are what made it onto the graphic. Tampa Bay even makes sure to mention Brady’s low interception rate a few times in the statement itself.”Brady has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, totaling 85 touchdowns compared to just 27 interceptions in that span,” the statement reads. Buccaneers Sign Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom BradyMORE: https://t.co/uF7X7NQ0S9 pic.twitter.com/lGOWOgl6qr— Buccaneers Communications (@BuccaneersComms) March 20, 2020MORE: Why Bucs fans should wait on getting a Tom Brady jerseyCan you see it? Pay attention to the left side of the graphic.In case you can’t figure it out, let’s just zoom on the relevant sections.last_img read more

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Materazzi: “If Juve wins the Champions League this year it doesn’t count”

first_img“Juventus must always think about winning the Champions League. That if, if you win this year, you should not count. It will have a new format, it cannot count as a ‘normal’ Champions, “said the central defender. The stoppage of the coronavirus stopped Juventus in the round of 16 of the European Cup. The Bianconeri fell in the first leg against Olympique from Lyon in France and were required to trace in Turin. The Matrix, nicknamed for its controversial arts behind, passed through several Italian football clubs: Us Tor de Quinto, Marsala, Trapani, Carpi and Perugia. After the Umbrian team, he signed for Everton, returned and in 2001 he arrived at Inter, where he stayed until 2011 and won that Champions League, which is so resistant to his Juve. Marco Materazzi has no affection for Juventus Turin. The ex-Inter faced up to fifteen times in his career against ‘la vecchia Signora’ which he won five times and even scored. Their particular rivalry raged to the point that hatred lives on.“How much do I hate Juventus athletically speaking? Very much”, he recognized last day 4 but this, has gone further, completely discrediting a possible Juventus European title, knowing that it is what they most want.center_img FILIPPO MONTEFORTE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Materazzi enters Ibrahimovic’s ankle during Juventus-Inter Milan in 2005.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (AFP)last_img read more

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Red hot Liverpool hit West Ham for four

first_imgLiverpool haven’t been crowned champions of England since 1989/90 and finished 25 points behind City last season.But after reaching the Champions League final in May and spending more than anyone else in the Premier League in the off-season, there is palpable belief that wait will come to an end in May.“We know about our expectations and noticed the very positive atmosphere around us in the whole pre-season,” said Klopp.“It’s good people are positive, but the season again will be unbelievably hard.”Klopp has tried to keep a lid on expectations given the gap to City last season despite spending a reported £170 million.“We cannot be anything different than the challenger because we have not won anything since I’ve been in (charge), a long time. We have to invest more, fight more,” he added.“West Ham will play a good season but they are not the (Manchester) Uniteds or (Manchester) Citys. We have to be ready week in, week out for the different challenges.”– Salah starts over –Happy Mane: Senegal’s Sadio Mane scored twice against West Ham © AFP / Oli SCARFFThere was little tinkering for Klopp to do up front after Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino combined for 91 goals last season, and they again provided the firepower to outclass a sorry West Ham despite their own near £100 million outlay on nine new players.Salah and Mane’s pain at international level was Liverpool’s gain as early exits at the World Cup with Egypt and Senegal meant they could join the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, unlike a host of Premier League stars who returned to training just last week after their exertions in Russia.A revelation in his first season at Anfield with 44 goals in all competitions, Salah is now a marked man.Yet, he was given the simplest of tasks to tap home the opener into an empty net on 19 minutes from Andy Robertson’s pinpoint cross after he was freed down the left by the impressive Keita.Salah should have had more as he was well picked out by a bursting run by Firmino only to place his shot too close to Lukasz Fabianski, who also made a brilliant save to turn Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick behind.Fabianski was by far the busier ‘keeper with Alisson making just one comfortable save and impressing far more with his feet to launch a series of Liverpool attacks.The hosts finally doubled their lead to give the score the half-time reflection it deserved when another teasing Robertson cross was pulled across goal by James Milner and Mane left unmarked to side-foot home.Mane produced a fine finish for his second eight minutes after the break after good work by Firmino, but had the linesman to thank just as much for the assist as he somehow wasn’t flagged offside before firing past Fabianski.Former City and Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini is used to competing at the top of the table.Yet, despite the vast investment in the East Londoners, on this evidence Pellegrini will do well to better West Ham’s 13th-placed finish last season as the visitors were happy to limit the damage after the break.“Every time that you bring so many players it is difficult. We are just starting the season, but we need to analyse this game,” said Pellegrini. “We are clear and sure that we need to improve.”Sturridge inflicted the final blow two minutes from time with his first touch after replacing Salah.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Up and running: Mohamed Salah celebrates his first goal of the season © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Jurgen Klopp warned much tougher challenges lie ahead of Liverpool’s quest to end a near three-decade wait to win the Premier League after brushing aside West Ham 4-0 at a jubilant Anfield on Sunday.Mohamed Salah opened his account for the season, Sadio Mane scored twice and Daniel Sturridge added a late fourth in an impressive display by Klopp’s men as £65 million ($83 million) goalkeeper Alisson Becker kept a clean sheet on debut.last_img read more

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State exit exam option rejected

first_imgSACRAMENTO – The state Board of Education on Wednesday voted against offering alternative assessments for students who fail to pass California’s high school exit exam. The unanimous decision means that potentially tens of thousands of high school seniors who have been unable to pass the two-part test will not be allowed to graduate with their classmates. This year’s senior class is the first required to pass the exam. The 1999 law establishing the test said the Department of Education needed to study alternatives for students who were deemed “highly proficient” but still were unable to pass. Board of Education member Donald Fisher argued against other assessments, saying the exam measures basic English and math skills that all potential high school graduates should possess. Critics of the department said state education officials did not seriously investigate other options before last December, when they held the first public meeting. On Wednesday, the department issued a memorandum outlining its efforts since 1999 to review alternatives. State Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, said the department and the board failed to fully study alternatives until the last minute. She said state education officials had five years to investigate other assessments but waited until late last year to begin the process, which she said violated the exit exam legislation. She also said those meetings were not open to the public. “The public has not had an opportunity to review this,” she said before the board’s vote. “Give us an opportunity to study the issue, to participate.” The board’s vote against recommending alternatives was 10-0, with one abstention. “We have no alternative now but to seek justice in the courts,” said Chris Young, an attorney with Morrison Foerster, the San Francisco law firm that filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of 10 students who can’t pass at least one part of the exam. After the vote, Young said the board had avoided the most critical issue – whether other options were seriously reviewed. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, who wrote the original law while he was a state senator, said he was confident the department followed the rules. He recommended that the board keep the exit exam as the sole measurement of whether students should earn diplomas. Students who fail it can get extra tutoring, take another year of high school or move on to community college and take the test again later, he said. “We know we’re challenging the system,” O’Connell said. “But it’s paying dividends. Students are taking their high school much more seriously.” Starting in 10th grade, students have multiple opportunities to take the two sections of the test, which measures 10th-grade English and eighth-grade math skills. Some schools are offering the test as late as May. Nearly half the states have a similar graduation requirement, but most offer alternatives for students who can’t pass. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “The test is very simple,” he said. “I would be surprised if they could be ‘highly proficient’ and not be able to pass this test.” The Legislature would have had to approve an alternative if the board had recommended one. About 100,000 seniors, more than one-fifth of the state’s roughly 450,000 high school seniors, had not passed at least one of the sections at the start of this school year. State officials have said they do not have updated figures, although they say the number is likely much lower now because students have had several chances to take the exam. One group of students has filed a lawsuit claiming the exam is illegal and discriminatory. The students are seeking a court injunction to delay the consequences of the exam for the Class of 2006 – an exemption already won by special-education students, who received a one-year reprieve. last_img read more

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ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgOn Sunday the 4th of March the club singles competition was played over the Sandy Hills Links and the winner was Pat Boyce with 38pts.Runner up was Pete McBride Snr with 37pts. Gross winner was Michael Bradley with 26 gross pts bot. Third place was Eddie McGinley with 36pts bot.There will be a club competition this Sunday the 11th & also on Sunday the 18th of March over the Sandy Hills Links. Six inch placing not nearer the hole on fairways only will come into effect on Friday the 9th of March.There will be a gents 18 hole open singles competition on the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday the 17th of March. Tee times contact 074-915-5000.Entries will be taken in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Old Tom Morris Links will re open on Friday the 23rd of March. On Saturday the 24th of March the Mayors Ball Charity Golf Day (Cllr. Noel McBride) will take place on the Sandy Hills Links.This is a Ladies & Gents Open Singles stableford with a time-sheet running all day.€20 entry fee per player to include Soup & Sandwiches.Charities to benefit from the day include the St.Vincent De Paul, Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.Contact 074-915-5000 for tee times. Also on Saturday the 24th the North-West Alliance Captains Day (Mr Noel Callan) will take place over the Old Tom Morris Links from 7.30am – 12.30pm.The last Gaeltacht League match will be played away to Narin & Portnoo on Saturday the 31st of March.The Captains Day of the Gaeltacht League will then take place at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club on Saturday the 21st of April.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green surrounds and all teeing grounds on all golf holes. Please take note of the following local rules that are now in play- Pathways – All gravel pathways are deemed as immovable obstructions. Relief may be taken under rule 24.2b.Ground Under Repair – Play from all GUR as defined by white lines or any newly laid turf is prohibited. If a players golf ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the players stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief under rule 25.1b.Abnormal Ground Conditions – An Abnormal Ground Condition is casual water, ground under repair or a hole, cast or runway made by a burrowing animal, reptile or a bird. Relief may be taken under rule 25.1b.Previous rule on disturbed ground is no longer in play.The 2012 subscription to the Rosapenna Golf Resort, payable in the Pavilion Golf Shop, will include membership to the Rosapenna Golf Club.The 2012 golf fees in total are as follows:Single Adult €700.00Man & Partner €1,350.00Student/U-18 €375.00Junior (U-15) €200.00The above golf fees are payable from Saturday the 17th of March and must be paid in full by the 14th of May 2012.These fees cover the Old Tom Morris Links (18 holes) and the Coastguard Nine (9 holes).The €10 concessionary green fee per player per round for the Sandy Hills Linksremains for all members when the Old Tom Morris Links is open.There will be no competition vouchers issued by the golf club this year.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Groundby appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 5th, 2012 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more

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SUPER LEE’S DOUBLE GOAL BLAST SENDS ST EUNAN’S INTO THE COUNTY FINAL

first_imgST EUNAN’S are through to the Senior Football Championship final after a comprehensive win over Dungloe in Ballybofey tonight.Man of the match Lee McMonagle scored two goals and Mark McGowan netted a third for the Letterkenny men for whom Conor Gibbons excellent free-taking also proved vital.The final score in this evening’s semi-final was St Eunan’s 3-06, Dungloe 0-06. McMonagle hit a first half penalty before smashing home a superb second goal in the second half.McGowan put the icing on the Eunan’s cake when county star Rory Kavanagh took a great ball in midfield before passing it on to David McGinley who laid a superb pass for McGowan to finish to the net.St Eunan’s had a ropey start to the championship but have certainly improved since and tonight’s win was well-deserved and takes the Letterkenny men into their first final since 2009.St Eunan’s had been behind just once at MacCumhaill Park in the first few minutes but went in at half time, four points ahead – 1-03 to 0-02. The Letterkenny men were first into the lead, Conor Gibbons hitting the first point with just 40 seconds on the clock.Noel McBride levelled it for the Dungloe men in the 5th minute before teammate Shaun Sharkey gave them a 2-1 lead in the 13th minute.But they lead for less than a minute, John Haran levelling matters.Adrian Sweeney then missed a fairly easy free and within a minute Eunan’s had a goal.Ross Wherrity was hauled down in the box and Lee McMonagle made no mistake from the spot kick. Boyle had a great chance to pull things level but his attempt went off a post.And Eunan’s went up the other end where Wherrity was causing even more trouble for the Dungloe defence. He was hauled down again and this time Conor Gibbons converted the free to leave the score at 1-03 to -02 at the break.Within a minute of the re-start Sharkey missed another free attempt – and with two minutes gone in the second period Gibbons pointed from another free to extend the Letterkenny team’s lead to five points.Dungloe really needed a score and with four minutes gone, full forward Adrian Hanlon provided one. Shaun Sharkey then had a great chance to put another score on the board for Dungloe but he put a 13-yard free wide.Hanlon showed him how it should be done with eight minutes gone to leave the score 1-04 to 0-04 to Eunan’s – just a goal in it.The Dungloe forward ended up in the referee’s book a couple of minutes later after  half-back Mark McGowan ended up sprawled on the ground.The game swung St Eunan’s way in dramatic fashion in the 10th minute.A high ball into the Dungloe defence broke to Lee McMonagle and the forward smashed the ball hard to the back of the net – leaving it 2-04 to 0-04.Hanlon then missed another free for Dungloe, and Eunan’s went up the other end and Gibbons made no mistake from his free to give his side a 7 point lead.The Dungloe man did take his point two minutes later but as the game went into the final ten minutes, the men from the west trailed by six points.And it got worse with McGowan’s fine team goal.Dungloe’s man of the match Hanlon pointed to reduce the deficit to nine but it was merely a consolation.Naomh Conaill and Four Masters play on Sunday at 4pm at St Eunan’s home ground of O’Donnell Park to see who will play them in this year’s final – Sunday November 4th.SUPER LEE’S DOUBLE GOAL BLAST SENDS ST EUNAN’S INTO THE COUNTY FINAL was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:dungloeGAA DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPletterkennySt EunansSUPER LEE’S DOUBLE GOAL BLAST SENDS ST EUNAN’S INTO THE FINALlast_img read more

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TOP DONEGAL POSTMASTER WELCOMES PLANS TO PLACE GARDAI IN POST OFFICES

first_imgA well-known Donegal postmaster has said plans to place Gardai into post offices around the country can breath new life into rural Ireland.Lettermacaward postmaster Brian Cannon.Brian Cannon has seen first-hand the decaying lifestyle of people living in Ireland’s remote countryside.His own village of Lettermacaward has never had a Garda station while the nearest station, Doochary, was closed down a number of years ago. But the former President of the Irish Postmaster’s Union feels plans to place Gardai in post offices could well be the first move in helping to revive devastated rural communities.The plan, which has been supported by An Post, was first revealed in yesterday.“I feel this is a really positive idea and it has many more positive aspects than negative ones.“Top of the list would undoubtedly be the fact that Gardai will be back in our community. “To be honest what rural Ireland is missing is the personal touch with our Gardai.“I used to know many Gardai personally but I know very few now.“I do see Gardai passing by on the main road here but not on a daily basis.“If I was to go to the nearest station in Dungloe, I don’t think I would know any of the lads working there.“A plan like this would allow Gardai to get to know who is living in the local community and how things are,” he said. Brian, whose family have been associated with Lettermacaward Post Office for more than one hundred years, feels there may be some drawbacks.But overall he thinks these logistical issues can be overcome.“Some people may feel a little uneasy about going into a post office to speak to a Garda about some kind of sensitive issue.“People may not want to do this while others are calling in going about their everyday business,” he said. However, Brian also pointed to the centralisation of rural post offices to towns as perhaps being a solution here.He revealed that many post offices also contain rooms where postmen sorted parcels and mail before most were brought back to bigger towns to work.“Those offices could quite easily be adapted to the needs of Gardai and they could be kept away from the main public area if privacy is needed,” he said.Brian also suggested that Gardai could consider some form of mobile unit which could be stationed at post offices.“Overall I think it’s a very positive idea and one which could inject a bit of security into rural Ireland.“The general trend is towards downgrading services in rural Ireland but this is a step towards upgrading and preserving it and that has to be a god thing,” he said.TOP DONEGAL POSTMASTER WELCOMES PLANS TO PLACE GARDAI IN POST OFFICES was last modified: October 9th, 2013 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:Brian CannonGardaiLettermacawardpostmasterlast_img read more

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