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first_imgNEW YORK (AP):He’s a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar winner, a crazy New York sports fan, and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshall of the New York City Marathon.”It’s gonna be a great day in my life,” Lee said in an interview about his new title. “All those runners, coming from all over the world to New York? It’s gonna be a fun time.”Lee, 58, is known as one of his hometown’s great boosters, and so it’s apt that he becomes the first New Yorker to get the title of grand marshall.He’s also only the third person in the race’s 45-year history to have it, race officials said, after Czech running star Emil Zatopek in 1979 and Grete Waitz of Norway – winner of a record nine titles, who died in 2011 – in 2003.”When we looked at having a grand marshall for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, we envisioned someone the world would immediately recognise as a sports enthusiast and quintessential New Yorker, and Spike was the perfect fit,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Road Runners, in a statement.Lee professes to having no idea why he was chosen for the honour, but notes he’s a lifelong fan of the race, which takes place this year on November 1.”When I was in college at Morehouse in Atlanta, this was really my New York fix, watching the marathon,” he said. “Because I will go to my grave, you know – hopefully, no time soon – saying that New York City is the greatest city on God’s planet! And I think the marathon is a big demonstration of that, people coming from all over the world, to do their best. There’s no better city in the world to do that than New York City.”An added bonus for Lee: The race goes through the Fort Greene neighbourhood in Brooklyn, where he grew up and where his film company’s office is now. He used to put his kids in their strollers and greet the runners. As part of his race duties, he’ll ride the 26.2-mile route in the grand marshall’s car.Lee is known as one of New York’s most avid sports fans for his die-hard support of the New York Knicks and also the Yankees.last_img read more

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first_imgFive armed men in the wee hours of Friday morning invaded the property of a well-known Canje businessmanThe room that was ransacked by the banditsand carted off over $1M in items. The robbery took place at about 02:30h at Lot 135 New Street, East Canje, Berbice, home of Abdool Rashied Hack.Reports are the businessman and his wife were asleep in the patio area when they were awakened by unusual sounds. As the sounds continued, the businessman immediately grabbed his wife and ran to a secured area.Once secured he reportedly opened a windows and raised an alarm but this did not deter the armed men from getting into the house. The men, according to reports used a wood to break a door and also discharged a round, shattering a glass window.After gaining entry, the men went to one of the bedrooms where they searched for cash and jewellery but after coming up empty-handed they collected a quantity of phone cards valued close to $1 million and other items valued another $200,000.A neighbour related to this newspaper that they were afraid to offer assistance since the men were armed but rather contacted the police and reported that a robbery was in progress.The neighbour related that she saw two men in an empty plot of land keeping guard while the others were in the house.“They had a cell phone and one of them call somebody and say, “neighbours wake up, neighbours wake up” and then all five of them walk in a line and went to the road,” the woman stated.Guyana Times was told the men were all dressed in black and carrying guns. In addition, they were masked.When contacted Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam related that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the robbery while noting that no arrest was made.last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Boniface Oluoch training at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam in July 2017 before their friendly match against English side Everton FC. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – Often receiving stick for his performances for the record Kenyan Premier League champions, goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch was vital as Gor Mahia progressed to the first round of the CAF Champions League with a 4-3 post-match penalties win over Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets in Blantyre on Wednesday.The game was forced into penalties after Bullets won the return tie 1-0 to push the aggregate score to 1-1 with Gor having won by a solitary goal in the first leg in Nairobi last week. Oluoch endeared himself to the Gor faithful making a crucial penalty save in the 87th minute with Nyasa leading 1-0, an otherwise result that would have meant K’Ogalo bow out of continental football unless they scored a goal within the remaining six minutes.Heading into the shoot-out, Oluoch saved once while another of Nyasa’s penalties hit the crossbar as the Kenyan charges progressed to the next round scoring all their four kicks.Gor will now play the winner between Nigeria’s Lobi Stars and Cameroon’s USM de Loum in the first round. A win here will see them book a ticket in the group stages.-Msowoya goalPart of the action in theGor Mahia v Nyasa Big Bullets match. PHOTO/CourtesyA superb Chiukepo Msowoya volley 10 minutes after the restart gave Nyasa some hope as they led 1-0 and they should have wrapped up the game three minutes to time when Shafik Batambuze handled inside the box trying to control a cross.However, Msowoya stepped up and his pale kick was well gathered by Oluoch with Batambuze turning back to serenade the keeper with endless hugs for saving his blushes.Gor’s mental strength was better heading into the kicks .Msowoya made amends scoring Nyasa’s first take with Bernard Ondiek responding for Gor. However, Nyasa found themselves chasing the game when Miracle Gabeya’s kick was saved and Gor responded with Humphrey Mieno, Boniface Omondi and skipper Harun Shakava converting.John Lanjesi and Yamikani Fodya scored for Nyasa to take the ties to 4-3 with one round left for each.Philirani Zonda stepped up for the hosts and despite sending Oluoch the wrong way, he rattled the bar meaning Gor needed not take their fifth kick as the game had sailed to safe distance.-Pushed to the wireGor Mahia midfielder Bernard Ondiek celebrates his last minute winner against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets in a CAF Champions League preliminary round match at the Kasarani Stadium on November 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIt was always going to be tough for Gor having been pushed to the wire in the first leg and needed a last minute Ondiek goal to salvage a 1-0 result.New tactician Hassan Oktay who is expected to be handed a contract upon return stood at the touchline for the first time and he went out with the same team that played in the first leg last Wednesday in Nairobi.Chances were few and far in between and the closest Gor came was when Mieno sent George Odhiambo through, but the Nyasa keeper was quicker off his line to collect.Msowoya also threatened for the hosts with a shot from range that went just wide.At the stroke of halftime, Gor came inches close when Shakava put a toe to Batambuze’s freekick inside the six yard box, but the ball went up against the upright.In the second half, pushed by a sizeable crowd at the Kamuzu Stadium, Nyasa were brighter and just 10 minutes in, they were 1-0 up.-Ssekisambu chanceGor Mahia defender Joash Onyango vies for the ball with a Nyasa Big Bullets opponent during their CAF Champions League preliminary round matchGor should have responded quarter of an hour later when an inviting cross from Samuel Onyango found an onrushing Erisa Ssekisambu, but the Ugandan’s header at point blank went over.After the penalty miss, tensions flared ending up in assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno being sent to the stands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgA group of dedicated Donegal people in Kerry are waiting in anticipation for a very special visitor.This visitor is no stranger to Kerry but has been residing in the North West since 2012.While most Kerry supporters have had plenty of opportunities over the years to get well acquainted with this treasured visitor many in other counties have not been so privileged. A large contingent of Donegal people living in Kerry rarely have the opportunity to attend local functions in their native county where the cup is in great demand, being admired and photographed by young and old.The Donegal Association in Kerry have been busy negotiating Sam’s ‘return’ to Kerry.And for one day only Sam will be making an appearance in Scotts Hotel, Killarney this Saturday on April 6th from 5pm to 9.00pm. This is a once off opportunity for proud Donegal and loyal Kerry supporters to come together and reminisce and celebrate in a joint appreciation of their trophy .Who knows where Sam will travel to next September but for now we have to agree that : “We have it all in Donegal “. The Donegal Association in Kerry have been active for the past couple of years and meet regularly in Killarney and Tralee for social get togethers so anyone associated with or having an interest in Donegal are always welcome to connect and join in. There will be Face painting for the children, Spot prizes, Music and take your photo with Sam.Those of you who have family and friends in Kerry please let them know and everyone is welcome.You can contact the Chairman Sean Gallagher tel:087-9245828 or the Treasurer Annette Horgan tel:087-2129294. You can e- mail the Association at welcome@donegalassociationkerry.com or visit their website for news and upcoming events at www.donegalassociationkerry.com SAM MAGUIRE ON HIS WAY TO KERRY – BUT JUST FOR A LOAN! was last modified: April 4th, 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:Donegal Association KerrySam Maguirelast_img read more

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first_img NCAA Tournament Bracket Live Stats Drake is making its third-straight NCAA appearance and 12th in program history after claiming the Summit League Championship with a 4-3 win over Denver. Story Links Drake NCAA Tournament History1992 • Harvard (Athens, Ga.), L, 4-52006 • Oklahoma State (Stillwater, Okla.), L, 0-42007 • Michigan (Champaign, Ill.), L, 0-42008 • LSU (Champaign, Ill.), L, 1-42011 • Illinois (Champaign, Ill.), L, 0-42012 • Auburn (Champaign, Ill.), L, 2-42013 • TCU (Los Angeles, Calif.), W, 4-12013 • UCLA (Los Angeles, Calif.), L 0-42014 • Memphis (Champaign, Ill.) L, 3-42015 • Louisville (Champaign, Ill.) W, 4-22015 • Illinois (Champaign, Ill.) L, 2-42017 • Illinois (Stillwater, Okla.) L, 0-42018 • Vanderbilt (Champaign, Ill.) L, 2-42019 • California (Champaign, Ill.) Print Friendly Version Live Video Tournament Central Fresh off its Summit League Championship win, the Drake University men’s tennis team will face California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Friday May 3, in Champaign, Ill., at 1 p.m. The trip to Champaign marks the eighth time the Bulldogs have competed in the NCAA Tournament at the University of Illinois. Drake and California have never met just once before with the Bears earning a 5-1 win in 1990.Host Illinois will face Western Michigam in the other match Friday in Champaign.last_img read more

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first_imgA Falcarragh dog owner has made an urgent appeal to find a whelping dog to feed three newborn puppies.The puppies were part of a litter born on Friday last, two of which have sadly died since then.The mother is a rescue Staffie Cross who had difficulties with the birth and is unable to care for the pups. The owners are currently hand-rearing the puppies, but as their mother cannot be near them, a foster dog is being sought to help.The owners are appealing to any dog owners in Donegal with a whelping bitch to take in the pups. All care costs will be covered by the owners, who said they just want to see them grow safely.Anyone who wishes to help can contact Adele Magill on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/adele.magill/videos/10204593207306908/ Appeal made for foster mother dog to care for newborn puppies was last modified: December 31st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:appealdogspuppieswhelpinglast_img read more

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first_imgThe Oakland Athletics have come to an agreement on a player development contract with Triple A-Las Vegas 51s through the 2020 season, according to a team release.The 51s will replace the Nashville Sounds as the team’s primary Triple-A team.“It is an incredibly exciting time to partner with the Las Vegas 51s,” said Athletics vice president Billy Beane in a statement. “Their ownership group is committed to providing a first-class environment for our players.”The move to Vegas is the closest an …last_img

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first_imgWill the globalists start calling on citizens and businesses to reduce their nitrogen footprint?We breathe it. It surrounds us. It makes up 78% of our atmosphere. Nitrogen, element 7 in the periodic table (see Mendeleev), is as common as air. But it’s about to become the next planet destroyer, threatening the environment even worse than carbon (element 6) is said to be doing. If draconian measures are deemed necessary to sequester carbon from the environment, burying it deep under the sea or destroying our energy infrastructure to reduce CO2 emissions, what will be necessary to reduce a far more common element, nitrogen?In an article reminiscent of the DHMO parody, a report on Phys.org warns, “We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen.” They have a point. After all, with DHMO, its solid form really can cause tissue damage, and its liquid state is associated with cancer.  Similarly, some forms of nitrogen can do bad things.More than 150 top international scientists are calling on the world to take urgent action on nitrogen pollution, to tackle the widespread harm it is causing to humans, wildlife and the planet.The scientists highlight that “the present environmental crisis is much more than a carbon problem” and are asking all countries “to wake up to the challenge” of halving nitrogen waste from all sources globally by 2030.About NitrogenThe diatomic molecule N2 in air is non-reactive and stable. The atoms are difficult to separate, requiring high heat in the Haber-Bosch process used to make fertilizer (10 Sept 2013, 6 March 2010), or lightning (4 July 2019). Nitrogen-fixing bacteria, with their complex nitrogenase machines, separate the atoms at room temperature (a feat humans have not mastered yet, 5 Oct 2015). Most molecular nitrogen, though, floats around harmlessly, providing bulk for the atmosphere so that the much-more-reactive oxygen doesn’t overwhelm us with wildfires. In his film FireMaker (free online), Michael Denton elaborates on the delicate balance of molecules in Earth’s atmosphere that make life possible.Good and BadAs with carbon, nitrogen can have an evil side. Carbon compounds exist in both sugar and rat poison, DNA and tailpipe soot, protein and cyanide. Compounds of pure carbon include diamonds, graphite in pencils, buckyballs, coal, and the upcoming stars, graphene and carbon nanotubes — useful and relatively safe molecules. Once diatomic nitrogen is “fixed” or separated, each nitrogen atom with its three valences can combine with many other elements, forming useful or harmful substances. If carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas to be worried about, how about nitrous oxide?Nitrogen, through its many forms—which include ammonia, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’, a greenhouse gas 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide) and nitrate—is polluting our air, soil and water, posing a threat to human health, biodiversity, economies and livelihoods.A future focus on sustainable nitrogen management would help prevent millions of premature deaths, help ensure food security, and simultaneously help protect wildlife and the ozone layer.Similarly, carbon-based CH3 (methane) is hundreds of times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. It would seem that global warmists ought to focus on those, more than the weaker carbon dioxide, which tends to get all the attention.Wise StewardshipHuman beings can misuse good things like carbon and nitrogen. The scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have a point: beneficial nitrogen compounds, like fertilizer, can be mismanaged, leading to accumulation of waste. The molecules of our environment pass through natural cycles: the water cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, the oxygen cycle. Environmental policy should seek to maintain these natural cycles.Rather than scaring people about nitrogen in the style of the DHMO parody, we should recognize the role of nitrogen in the good design of the Earth and use it wisely and responsibly. Nitrogen is an important component of a wondrous natural system, in which everything works together to support life. Thank God for it. Don’t make nitrogen into a bogeyman. Imagine the horror film a clever scriptwriter could make about water: avalanches, floods, icicles used as javelins, toxic solutions, burns from hot water, and all the rest in the satire, ending with a clip of a cancer patient slowly raising a cup of water to his lips, the haunting music rising and ending with a scream. The same could be done with nitrogen. Let’s understand what’s driving some of these scientists. As with carbon, the nitrogen police want government control. They are globalists, seeking to regulate the behavior of all humans on the planet. Take their legitimate concerns to heart, and enact reasonable policies that manage this good, beneficial resource for the benefit of all life. Just don’t give the globalists power, or they will rob us of our liberties.(Visited 469 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts center_img Compared to the music and news industries, the television business has so far managed to avoid being upended by the disruptive forces of the Internet. That’s about to change.Despite the industry’s furious efforts to starve or shut down its online rivals, the Internet is starting to carve out a respectable slice of TV’s future. The good news is that while the coming transistion is likely to be rough on many established networks and providers, it’s going to be great for consumers and developers. Here’s how.Netflix Bounces Back, Surpasses HBO Case in point: Netflix. The video subscription service has bounced back from its 2011 faux pas to not only regain members, but surpass HBO in U.S. subscribers for the first time ever. As Quartz’s Zach Seward points out, Netflix now commands more daily attention than any cable channel in the United States. See Also: Do We Really Need Amazon TV? No, But Amazon DoesNetflix’s dominance over HBO in particular makes for some pretty symbolic future-of-TV discussion fodder. It is, after all, HBO that refuses to offer its programming as a stand alone subscription service, despite growing demand for such a option. It is precisely its old media business relationships and norms that are holding HBO back from letting non-cable subscribers use its HBO Go app, a fact that seems worth recalling at this particular moment in history. It’s no wonder that the company’s CEO is publicly rethinking that strategy and admitting to reporters that cable-free access to HBO Go may be an inevitability.It’s also interesting to note, as Seward does, that HBO started out much like Netflix did, by first making out-of-theater movies available to subscribers, and then moving into original programming. The Internet Masters What Matters: ProgrammingFor the last few years, it was the hardware, distribution and overall experience of watching TV that started to change at the hands of the Internet and mobile tech. Now, crucially, we’re getting down to what matters most: the stuff that actually draws viewers. The trend toward original, Internet-only, TV-style programming is something we tech blogs have watched and opined about for the better part of a year. In the first half of 2013, the theoretical promise of original Internet TV has morphed into a confirmation that it is, in fact, something normal, non-techie people care about.Netflix’s Lilyhammer may not have changed the landscape, but it was an important precursor to House of Cards, which appears to be doing exactly that. Meanwhile, Hulu, Amazon and YouTube continue to make their own investments in original programming to compete with cable and network TV. The success of House of Cards has led to a great deal of discussion about the rise of data-driven TV programming and what it means for TV’s future. Unlike the people who have traditionally made TV programming decisions, Netflix is sitting on a mountain of data about its users. That includes 30 million plays and 4 million ratings per day, in addition to details about when people watch, from which devices, which parts they rewind and more.By looking at this trove of data, Netflix was able to place a pretty safe bet on the notion that a remake of this particular BBC show starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher would do well. Netflix isn’t the only company tapping its users to help with video programming decisions. This weekend, Amazon asked viewers to rate the pilot episodes of 14 different Web series, which apparently resulted in quite a few views for the original programs. The company hasn’t launched a stand-alone Netflix competitor, but Amazon Prime appears poised to evolve into such an offering. There’s even an Amazon TV set top box rumor, hot off of the presses.Aereo: Please Excuse This InterruptionNext month, people living in and around Boston will be able to join New York’s early adopters in subscribing to Aereo, an innovative and controversial Internet TV service. Since its launch, Aereo has under assault by much of the TV industry, which claims its antenna-renting and re-broadcasting model of mobile and Web TV amounts to copyright infringement. That may or may not be true, but it’s certainly threatening their business model, which is why they wasted no time in trying to sue Aereo out of existence. So far, Aereo has prevailed. That is, early court rulings have sided with the startup’s claims of fair use and thus declined to shut it down before the lawsuit goes to trial, which will undoubtedly be an interesting affair to follow. If Aereo survives this litigious onslaught, it’s poised to be one of the most disruptive forces the industry has seen in awhile. And while that would be bad news for network executives, it’s actually pretty great for consumers, who will be able to tune into broadcast TV online without dealing with rabbit ears or a cable provider. It would also be a huge win for the Internet in the battle for TV’s future.The Original Web Programming Revolution Continues The next big test for Internet-only TV will be the return of cult classic Arrested Development, a new season of which will land on Netflix next month, eight years after Fox dropped the original. If the show’s enduring popularity and House of Cards’ recent success are any indication, May will be a good month for Netflix. We won’t actually know how well Arrested Development does, though. That’s because like House of Cards and everything else on Netflix, it isn’t tracked by the same TV ratings system that has measured TV viewership in the U.S. for six decades. The only numbers we get from Netflix are the ones it chooses to share. The company isn’t typically generous with that data, which is somewhat ironic considering how much its users willingly hand over.That all might be about to change, as Nielsen gets ready to update its TV audience measuring methodology to include Internet sources. It’s not clear whether the long-overdue update will track views on Netflix when it gets rolled out this fall, but the normalization of TV measurement should help paint a clearer picture of what’s getting watched, regardless of the distribution channel. If nothing else, the Nielsen update further illustrates the extent to which TV is changing in the age of streaming services and mobile devices.  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Aereo#Amazon#Apple TV#Hulu#Internet TV#Netflix#television last_img read more

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first_imgBefore we get started, there are a couple of things you should know.First, you really want to give every media file you’re bringing into an editing project a unique file name. In my example, I was working on a client project with original file names like “0001.MTS” — and not something more unique like “280517_0001.MTS.”The problem is that this technique will fall apart if you have two files with the same name. Because they end up in the same folder, you won’t know which one to relink to.You can batch rename hundreds of files in a few seconds with apps like Renamer. I talk about how to do that here.Secondly, if your media requires a specific folder structure to remain intact, then you might want to make a copy of the files rather than moving them — just to cover your bases.(The track in the video is “Saboteur Jam” by Grandom, from Premiumbeat.com.)When Premiere Will Only Relink One File at a TimeHere is the situation: I have to relink an already-edited Premiere Pro project, but the files aren’t automatically reconnecting because each of the files it’s looking for is in a subfolder.(Normally, if you point to one missing file in a folder, the program can automatically relocate and relink the rest of the media in that folder.)If you don’t know where a file is, you can search in the relocate window, but if you have multiple files with the same file name elsewhere on the drive, Premiere might discover those instead of the ones you need.My quick fix lets you move hundreds of individual files out of hundreds of subfolders and into one folder so that Premiere can relink to the media in a few seconds.Step 1 — Move FoldersMove all of the folders you need to look inside into one new folder. In the video tutorial, I called this folder “All MTS Folders in One.”Step 2  — Mac FinderUse the Mac Finder to search inside that new folder for the file extension you need. In my case it’s “.MTS.” This will reveal every file name with the MTS extension in that folder.Step 3 — SortIn the Finder window of your search results, sort by Kind from the list view. Scroll down to find all of the files you need in a neat list.Step 4 — Move FilesMove or copy (alt+drag) those files into a new folder (e.g. Just MTS Files).Step 5 — Relocate MediaIn Premiere, point to this new folder (just MTS Files) when relocating your missing media, and it will automatically find all the files.This tip is very easy to follow, and there are a few caveats that apply depending on your unique circumstances (such as duplicate file names, directory structures, etc.), but the time you will save is worth it.Do you have tips for relinking multiple files in a project at once? Let us know in the comments. Reach inside hundreds of folders at once to access your assets with this Premiere Pro Relinking tip.Top image via Shutterstock.In this short video tutorial, I walk you through how to reach inside hundreds of subfolders to find the files you need and then move (or copy) them into one new location.This is handy for a variety of reasons, but in my case it was a huge timesaver when trying I was trying to reconnect a project in Adobe Premiere Pro.I’ll take you through it step by step in the follow video and in the guide below.last_img read more

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