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Southland Conference Announces Spring 2019 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

first_imgSpring 2019 Commissioner’s Honor Roll | 2018-19 Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – A total of 1,414 student-athletes from across the Southland Conference’s 10 springs sports have been named to the 2019 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday. A total of 295 student-athletes posted a flawless 4.0 GPA throughout the spring semester.The Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes Southland student-athletes within the sports of baseball, basketball, golf, softball, tennis and track & field who maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) within the semester of their sport’s championship.“We’re again pleased to acknowledge so many high-performing Southland student-athletes,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said. “As outstanding as they are on the playing fields and courts, it’s always gratifying to know of their academic success that will later lead to graduation and further life-long accomplishments.”Incarnate Word led the way among all Southland Conference institutions with 147 honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 134 and McNeese with 133.Central Arkansas accounted for 126 student-athletes, while Southeastern Louisiana rounded out the top five with 117 representatives. Houston Baptist and Northwestern State tied for sixth with 106 apiece, followed by Sam Houston State with 104. Stephen F. Austin (101), Lamar (98), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (96), Nicholls (83) and New Orleans (63) round out the 2019 Spring Honor Roll list.Southeastern Louisiana baseball placed a league-best 25 student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by 24 apiece from regular-season champion SHSU, ACU, HBU and UIW.Houston Baptist and UIW tied for first among men’s basketball teams, each placing 10 honorees among the league’s list. The Huskies hold sole custody of the lead spot for women’s basketball, accounting for 14 student-athletes.McNeese and Nicholls are tied for first among softball, landing 22 members on the list from each institution.Regular-season men’s tennis champion Abilene Christian also took the first position among Southland institutions with nine honorees. Sam Houston State boasts 11 women’s tennis student-athletes to claim the first-place spot.UIW holds the top spot among men’s track & field competitors, while the 2019 indoor and outdoor conference champion Stephen F. Austin contributes 33 honorees to lead the field.Lamar stands out front among men’s golf with 10 representatives, while McNeese paves the way for women’s golf with nine student-athletes.last_img read more

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WARD ‘N JERRY & THE HUNTED HEAD WIDE OPEN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY

first_imgWARD ‘N JERRY & THE HUNTED HEAD WIDE OPEN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES       ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Ward ‘n Jerry, Madeline Auerbach’s homebred The Hunted and owner/breeder Nick Alexander’s upstart Desmond Doss headline Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank, a wide open affair that has attracted eight older horses who will contest a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Turf Classic is part of the Golden State Series for eligible California-bred or sired horses.WARD ‘N JERRYOwner:  Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. WilliamsTrainer:  Mike PuypeAlthough he’s still looking for his first stakes victory at age seven, this Lucky Pulpit gelding exits the best race of his career on Dec. 1 at Del Mar, as he was third, beaten a neck by highly respected eastern invader Oscar Dominguez in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and one half under Florent Geroux at odds of 23-1.  Lightly raced, Ward ‘n Jerry made only three starts in both 2018 and 2019.  Winless in three tries at 1 1/8 miles on turf, Ward ‘n Jerry, who is out of the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, has won five out of his 18 career starts and gets the first-time services of highly regarded Umberto Rispoli.THE HUNTEDOwner:  Madeline Auerbach, LLC, Ciaglia Racing, LLC & Little Red Feather RacingTrainer:  Richard BaltasA 5-year-old Unusual Heat gelding, The Hunted is out of the Jade Hunter mare Lethal Hunter.  Attentive to the early pace, he was an impressive second condition turf allowance winner going a flat mile at Del Mar on Nov. 17 and looms a very dangerous horse with Tiago Pereira riding back on Saturday.   A winner of the one mile turf Crystal Water Stakes here six starts back on April 27, 2019, The Hunted was a very consistent horse all of last year, posting a 2019 mark of 8-2-2-2.  Although he’s 0-5 at a mile and one eighth on turf, he does have two seconds and a third to his credit and rates a big look on Saturday.DESMOND DOSSOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoA close fifth two starts back in the 1 1/8 mile turf Snow Chief Stakes here on June 22, this 4-year-old colt by Grazen resurfaced in a 5 ½ furlong turf allowance on Jan. 5 and rallied impressively to get up and win by a head under Joe Talamo.  Named for a conscientious objector that became a highly decorated WWII combat medic in the South Pacific, Desmond Doss broke his maiden rallying from off the pace at a mile over the Santa Anita turf in his second start on June 8, 2019.  With Talamo away to ride full time at Oaklawn Park, Drayden Van Dyke takes over on Saturday and “Desmond” just might be ready for his close-up in what will be his fifth career start.THE $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANKRace 6 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTWard ‘n Jerry–Umberto Rispoli–120Cono–Mario Gutierrez–120Accountability–Rafael Bejarano–120The Hunted–Tiago Pereira–124Wound Tight–Abel Cedillo–122Desmond Doss–Drayden Van Dyke–120Mobou–Victor Espinoza–120Ashleyluvssugar–Flavien Prat–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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OSCAR DOMINGUEZ, UNITED, CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE & CAMPAIGN ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000

first_imgOSCAR DOMINGUEZ, UNITED, CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE & CAMPAIGN ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2020)–Separated by a neck when last they met, top turf marathoners Oscar Dominguez and United head a field of seven older horses going a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita.Claimed seven starts back for $40,000 on Feb. 7, 2019, the Richard Baltas-trained Oscar Dominguez appeared to run the best race of his career when he rallied from off the pace to outrun even money favorite United in Del Mar’s Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and one half on Dec. 1.Although he lost quite a bit of ground turning for home, Richard Mandella’s United appeared to have every chance to overhaul “Oscar” on Dec. 1, but came up a neck short in a thriller.Others who merit serious San Marcos consideration are trainer Phil D’Amato’s Cleopatra’s Strike, who comes off a narrow second place finish at a mile and one eighth on turf in the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4 and Campaign, who has been idle since being eased as the 3-5 favorite in the same race.OSCAR DOMINGUEZOwner:  Nancy Messineo and Bruce SandsTrainer:  Richard BaltasA 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding, he’s flourished in Baltas’ care, winning two out of his seven starts since claimed nearly a year ago, including his win at 11-1 in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup.  He’s also managed a second place finish three starts back in the Grade II Del Mar Handicap and another second in the Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes four races back on June 23.  Ridden by John Velazquez in the Hollywood Turf Cup Dec. 1, he’ll get the services of Joel Rosario on Saturday and if he has the same kind of stretch kick at a mile and a quarter as he had at a mile and one half, he should be very tough to deny in the San Marcos.UNITEDOwner:  LNJ FoxwoodsTrainer:  Richard MandellaA 5-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway, United’s biggest claim to fame thus far is running a huge second, beaten a head by eventual Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at a mile and one half two starts back on Nov. 2.  Subsequently a fast finishing second, beaten a neck as the even money favorite in Del Mar’s Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at the same distance, United will again be handled by Flavien Prat as he tries to turn the tables on Oscar Dominguez.  Third, beaten    1 ¾ lengths three starts back in the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship at 1 ¼ miles on Sept. 28, United was a close second in his only other try at that distance.  Although he’d be best served by a fast early pace, United has the ability to sit close to the pace and should be able to adapt to any pace scenario.CLEOPATRA’S STRIKEOwner: Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig                               Trainer: Philip D’AmatoA winner of the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship three starts back here on Sept. 28, this 7-year-old Smart Strike gelding has also been second three times in his last five starts with D’Amato, dating back to Jan. 5, 2019.  Second as the 6-5 San Gabriel Stakes favorite Jan. 4, Cleopatra’s Strike was surging at the end and could benefit from the extra furlong on Saturday when ridden back by Abel Cedillo.CAMPAIGNOwner:  Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA two-time graded stakes winner at marathon distances on dirt, this 5-year-old full horse by Curlin broke his maiden in his third career start going a mile and one half on turf at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 1, 2018 and came back seven days later to win a 1 5/16 mile turf allowance there, with both wins coming from far off the early pace.  With eight works to his credit since eased as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade II (dirt) Marathon Stakes on Nov. 1, Campaign’s connections are confident a return to turf will be to his liking on Saturday.THE GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9    Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTChosen Vessel–Drayden Van Dyke–120Cleopatra’s Strike–Abel Cedillo–124Multiplier–Umberto Rispoli–120United–Flavien Prat–120Brown Storm–Hector Berrios–120Campaign–Rafael Bejarano–122Oscar Dominguez–Joel Rosario–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Eriksen to snub £200k-a-week deal to secure dream transfer to Barca or Real

first_img2 Christian Eriksen will only quit Tottenham for Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus… with last-gasp £60m bid expected Spurs had a £50million price-tag on his head which has put off potential suitors so far considering he would be available for nothing in 12-months time.They could be willing to lower their value in order for him to leave before September 2 and Poch admitted he doesn’t know if he has played his final game for the club.Speaking after the shock 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle, he said: “I don’t know. It’s so difficult.”Some situations we cannot fix, we knew that a situation like this could happen. It’s difficult to handle. What can we do?most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”The problem [with the contracts] is during the week that maybe can affect [the players].”These type of situations happen in the Premier League.”That is why you need to create a very good dynamic and a strong team-bonding and at the moment that situation in our group is still far, far away in that respect.”center_img CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is ready to snub a £200,000-a-week deal to land his dream move to La Liga, according to reports.The Dane is out of contract at the end of the season and could still leave for Spain before their deadline shuts on Monday.2 Christian Eriksen is ready to reject Spurs’ final contractCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has opted against starting Eriksen in two of their last three Premier League fixtures leaving his future further in doubt.Eriksen, 27, has made it no secret of his desire to play for Real Madrid but it hasn’t prevented Spurs launching one final last-ditch attempt to keep him for the long-term.The Daily Mail report that Tottenham have put a £200,000-a-week deal on the table which would make him the second highest paid player at the club behind Harry Kane.But Eriksen is ready to stand firm and let his contract run down so he can leave on the cheap with Barcelona also a possibility.DRAW DRAMACHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).Read more about the upcoming draw here.last_img read more

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Tottenham considering transfer for £50m Norwich defender Ben Godfrey

first_imgTOTTENHAM are looking at making a move for Norwich’s £50million-rated defender Ben Godfrey, according to reports.The Express say Jose Mourinho is keen to get one over North London rivals Arsenal by signing Godfrey in the summer window.1 Godfrey could be on his way to Spurs this summer but Norwich want £50million for himSunSport told you last year how Liverpool and Manchester United were also keeping tabs on the 22-year-old Englishman.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamBut now the race to sign him looks to have been whittled down to two.Mourinho is also looking to bring in full-back Max Aarons in another summer deal which would be worth around £30m.Both players could be open to a move with Norwich six points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.Godfrey, who joined the Canaries in 2016 from York City, has made 18 appearances for Daniel Farke’s side this season.Borussia Dortmund, a club famed for developing young talent, are also said to be interested along with French side Lyon.York, who play in the National League North, would be entitled to 10 per cent of any deal for Godfrey.Spurs have also been linked with French defender Dayot Upamecano, with Mourinho personally scouting him last weekend.tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerAnd the North London side could lose Eric Dier in the summer, with the England star having reservations about how much game time he will get in the future.Benfica’s Portugal international Ruben Dias is another defender who Mourinho is looking at closely.Nathan Ake – who could be re-signed by Chelsea for £40m this summer – is also on Mourinho’s wishlist.Danny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escapelast_img read more

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Former England rugby player jailed

first_imgThe 39-year-old plead guilty to two counts of robbery as well as carrying a bladed article in Wigan on October 31, 2017.He was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on Friday. Alker will be eligible for parole on January 12, 2020.The former hooker played more than 350 games for Salford City Reds between 1997 and 2010.Alker, who won two caps for England, was also a coach at the Super League side, but left in 2011.He captained the side for nearly a decade, but was stripped of the role in 2009 after a breach of club discipline during a training camp in the USA.last_img read more

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PNG, Samoa, Tonga prime opposition for Fiji: Ryan

first_imgRyan told PACNEWS upon their arrival at Jackson International Airport  Tuesday that Samoa is always a tough team to play against in any 7s tournament.“ I haven’t seen the team yet  so I don’t know the strength of the side  they brought over  but they will be looking to qualify for Olympics in November, so I’m sure with the new coach as well  they send for this tournament I’m sure they will be a huge threat as well .They always tough to play against.“I think PNG, Tonga and Samoa this three will make up a prime opposition this week,” Ryan told PACNEWS.He said although there were several changes in the team, he is adamant the team will deliver.“We obviously got a good squad here for this week’s competition.  Seven changes from the team that played in London gives me chance to blood in new players.“We just had two days training before we came out here. We ‘ve been under cooked  but it’s going to be a long three days I’m sure they will learn on the field and it should be a great tournament for us,” he said.Ryan said they want to maintain Fiji’s 7s team status as the number one team in World Rugby 7s series and the expectation from the public in Fiji is nothing less a win for a gold medal.“The boys had done their share and they are on a high and the support is huge at the moment where ever we go, so it’s good hopefully they will rise up to the challenge of being the best team in the world that means every game you have to defend that title in my mind and that will start with PNG.“They know, they understand   how the selection been made and they also know like I do the way   the team is selected for Fiji. There is an expectation they will do well, obviously the team I think has lost a couple of Pacific Games final to Samoa. We certainly keen to trying keep this good vibe around Fiji sevens and make sure that we can do our best and hopefully win the gold medal on Friday night,” a confident Ryan said.last_img read more

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POMRFL grand finals set for tomorrow

first_imgMore than 1000 people are expected to flock in to watch teams from the three divisions battle it out to be crowned champions of rugby league in Port Moresby.At 9am is the first grand final in the U19 men’s division between Brothers and Defence.Later at 2pm will be the women’s grand final that will see Royals go up against Souths.The main game is the showdown featuring Brothers and Royals in the A grade men’s grand final at 4pm.POMRFL operations manager Meke Maino said there will be a briefing this afternoon for all grand final teams to run through the program for tomorrow.“Otherwise we are all set and ready for a big day,” said Maino.last_img read more

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Emoticons of Pyeongchang 2018 mascots released on leading instant messaging app

first_imgPyeongchang 2018 has also announced it will hold a launch ceremony for the mascots – a white tiger named “Soohorang” and an Asiatic black bear called “Bandabi” – in the South Korean capital Seoul and the host city on July 20.Users of the Kakoa Talk application, which allows Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone users to send and receive messages free of charge, will now be able to send miniature versions of the mascots to friends and family.The first 100,000 people who download the app will receive the emoticons of the pair for free.According to Pyeongchang 2018, it is used by 97 per cent of people in South Korea, which will play host to its first-ever Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2018.The aim of releasing emoticons of “Soohorang” and “Bandabi” is to spread the message of Pyeongchang 2018, using them as a communication tool to reach an extensive amount of users.It is set to be the first of a series of initiatives involving the mascots, which Pyeongchang 2018 hope will “bring them closer to everyone”.A tiger, which will be the Olympic mascot, traditionally represents the “shape” of the Korean peninsula.The white tiger is considered a “sacred guardian animal”.Its colour is also indicative of the snow and ice of winter sports.The name “Soohorang” is a combination of several meanings in the Korean language, with “Sooho” the Korean word for “protection,” and “Rang” a part of the word for tiger as well as a traditional folk music of Gangwon Province, where the host city is located.The Paralympic mascot choice of the bear is seen as “symbolic of strong will and courage”, with the Asiatic Black Bear also the symbol animal of Gangwon Province.last_img read more

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Valladolid-Real Madrid Head to the lead

first_imgThere are parties that enter the history of a League for its beauty and others for its importance. Of the last, clearly, it was this one from Zorrilla, which Madrid won the sprint against an opponent with more grip than marketing. He decided on a header from Nacho, side nosy to battering ram, A guard defense. That outburst gave Madrid a leadership that lost in Mallorca, on the ninth day, the night everything changed. Valladolid went from more to less and it was not enough with the dignity to stop that inertia of Madrid that accompanies the champions, to win the sun and the shadow, with arguments or with the hammer.There are teams whose pride is well above their budget, their salary limit or their ability to sell t-shirts. One of the most honorable is Valladolid, before which Madrid did not break the cold chain that began in Salamanca and will end in Zaragoza on Wednesday. The faith plus the organization are the climbing equipment of Sergio González, a commendably economical team that with very little takes two and a half years reaching the end of the month.From the ethics of the effort, he presented Madrid with a game full of discomforts, with a center of the physical field, pressing, numerous and supportive. That piranha pond drove the Zidane de Masip team away.Zidane presented the most ambitious version of his 4-4-2, with Isco in that confused position between the classic midfielder and the disguised end of the wheel. However, nothing allowed Valladolid in the last third of the field during the first half. Isco’s inclusion was at the expense of Valverde, which has two extras: physical exuberance and its status as a native of Uruguay, a country that with less than three and a half million inhabitants was twice world champion because it placed football at the center of the universe. Without that overflowing Valverde game the game was at the point that suited Valladolid, the one of the extreme fight and the lack of activity in the proximity of the areas. A meeting, ultimately, flattened by the poles.The first stumble of Madrid was with the VAR. Joaquin made a garnet card entry to Rodrygo obviated by distance arbitration and Kroos put it in the second suit to Casemiro, whose powerful header beat Masip. It would have been the third consecutive goal of the Brazilian had not mediated an offside of a span. Casemiro, in any case, was the best acclimatized Madrid footballer to a game of much push and little ornament. Nor did Valladolid go too far in its aspirations. Míchel’s Olympic corner attempt, deflected by Courtois, was the closest thing to an occasion. It turned out, actually, a lawsuit of patience against patience: Valladolid hoped that the game would give him a chance when Madrid tightened his watch and those of Zidane were confident that the wear on the chase would soften Sergio’s. And so long he left a cold shock like marble.Madrid, despite Zidane’s smile that seems to take away everything, It has a serious definition problem. Between Barça and Benzema they had helped him hide it until now, but the Frenchman is an executioner with a tuxedo who occasionally misses the goal. It happened more often with Cristiano, but the drought still attacks him again today. And Rodrygo, just out of the classroom, has not acquired a regularity that only give the years.On the outside he didn’t get too much. Mendy lacks Marcelo’s finesse in enemy territory and Nacho, the correturnos, does not extend the band as much as Carvajal.The talk of rest in the locker room of Madrid should have been a reminder that the leadership was inches away, because in the second episode a more vigorous and fast team appeared. It started from afar and continued closely. Masip took a flat shot from Rodrygo, tried without a guy Kroos from afar, it was a very clear opportunity for Benzema for trying an assist where he asked for a shot and another for not directing a straight header. Valladolid had been sentenced to an involuntary bolt. It had started being a nuisance and had just become a trench. Zidane made his way to the right with Lucas Vázquez, but the party gave him the silk boot of Kroos, who placed a precise banana in the heart of the area and headed Nacho next to the stick. It was the ninth goal of a defense so far this year. Madrid has learned to distribute the goal and already has eighteen authors. Valladolid still had one last big deal, with a goal annulled Sergi Guardiola out of play, but his strength was the resistance and not the answer.last_img read more

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