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Trinidad’s Hart issues SVG warning

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago coach, Stephen Hart, has warned his Soca Warriors about the danger St Vincent and the Grenadines will pose, when the two teams meet in the fourth round of CONCACAF 2018 World Cup qualifiers later this month. The Warriors will travel to Kingstown for the first leg on March 25 at the Arnos Vale Stadium before hosting the Vincentians four days later at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here. Hart said SVG were a dangerous side and T&T would have to be at the top of their game in order to earn a positive result. “I was quite impressed actually. They have some adventure going forward,” Hart said of the SVG side. “They are organised and if you are not concentrating fully they can surprise you like they did to the US. They started the game brightly, they opened the scoring and when a team scores on you particularly if they are at home, you sort of create doubt in your mind.” Unbeaten T&T lie second in Group C on four points, behind the United States who are also on four points but ahead on goal difference.last_img read more

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Fajardo on pace for PBA record 6th BPC award; Ravena leads rookies

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo is once again on track to make PBA history.The reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player is on pace for a record-breaking sixth Best Player of the Conference award.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo is well ahead of his peers in the statistical points (SPs) race after the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup elimination round with 44.1 SPs.The Cebuano center leads the league in scoring with 22.8 points, and is second in rebounds with 13.2 boards, and blocks with 2.1 per game, helping defending three-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel earn the top seed ahead of the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Once again, @TheSMBeermen’s June Mar Fajardo leads the BPC race for the #PBA2018 Philippine Cup after the eliminations. Teammate @arwindsotnas is at 2nd. pic.twitter.com/tlbQgYzCa0— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 5, 2018 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Completing the top 10 are Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel (32.4 SPs), Scottie Thompson of Ginebra (32.3 SPs), Sean Anthony of GlobalPort (32.2 SPs), Paul Lee of Magnolia (31.5 SPs), and Matthew Wright of Phoenix (31.4 SPs).As expected, NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena is topping all rookies in the statistical points race, gathering 27.0 SPs thanks to his averages of 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.9 steals to finish 22nd overall.Closely chasing him is Alaska swingman Jeron Teng (25.2 SPs), followed by Phoenix bruiser Jason Perkins (22.3 SPs), Blackwater big man Raymar Jose (20.3 SPs), and Magnolia sniper Robbie Herndon (15.8 SPs).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fajardo, who has won the BPC plum in the last four editions of the all-Filipino conference, is currently tied with his mentor Danny Ildefonso for the most BPC awards with five.At distant second is Beermen teammate Arwind Santos, who collected 37.6 SPs after netting 16.3 markers, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.4 steals.GlobalPort guard Stanley Pringle is in third with 35.6 SPs after norming 20.2 markers, 7.5 boards, and 4.6 dimes, while Blackwater big man JP Erram is in fourth with 35.3 SPs after leading the league in rebounding (13.8 boards) and blocks (2.9) on top of his 14.2 points.Rounding out the top five is Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who amassed 34.2 SPs.ADVERTISEMENT Ebondo hits game winner to lift CEU over JRU UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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The Challenges of Maternal Care in the Midst of the Ebola Epidemic

first_imgDr. Louise Mapleh KpotoLiberia’s immediate pre-Ebola era had a maternal mortality rate of 1072/100,000 live births (2013 DHS key findings), an evidence of disimprovement from 770/100,000 live births in 2007(WHO), and therefore now having one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the sub-region.The devastating Ebola Virus outbreak is no pacifier as it is further exacerbating the statistics of maternal deaths thus producing the greatest challenge in the care of the pregnant mother.There are several factors, both general and specific, that are responsible for the vulnerability of the expectant mother: a) General, i.e. Cultural and traditional beliefs and practices, coupled with a weak health system; and b) Specific.The sudden mass closures of both public and private health care facilities as a result of the Ebola crisis (a) deaths of skilled health workers who were in the early stages neither trained nor equipped to identify or treat Ebola infected patients, (b) consequent fear and panic among health workers who refused to work because they saw their colleagues infected at the rate of, on average, one health worker infected daily and one death every two days (calculated from MOH regular situation report to date).Uniquely for the pregnant mother whose hemodynamic physiology and indwelling fetus also likely serving as a (Petri-dish) medium for the growth and virulence of the virus, the risk is highest and therefore infection almost always leads to the death of both mother and child. To date, there is no known record of a pregnant woman surviving the Ebola virus disease infection in Liberia.  The female to male infection and death ratios, according to the MOHSW is high, skewed toward the females.Maternal care, which includes, care for health of the woman during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the Puerperium (6 weeks after delivery) has suffered a dramatic decline during the epidemic. This has led to expectant mothers seeking care from traditional birth attendants and other unlikely places. In the process, at times, they give birth in streets while shopping for available health facilities.The situation at JFK hospital epitomizes what is happening all over the country where mothers are rushed in weak anaemic and moribund in obstructed labour after running all over the city looking for where to deliver. Majority come with the baby already dead in uterus.  Many of these mothers have died due to obstetrics complications that could otherwise be avoided if handled early in hospital setting. These complications include fistula formation, puerperal sepsis, and postpartum mental disorder, etc., thus making motherhood a tragic and humiliating experience instead of the expected, joyful and fulfilling one.The post-Ebola maternal morbidity and mortality statistics is surely going to increase above the 1076/100,000 live births due to the multiple factors enumerated above, if the government does not take advantage of the positive feedback of this crisis and accelerate opening of health facilities and save our mothers and infants.Although the rate of infection is reducing, thanks to the enormous international goodwill and all Liberians both at home and abroad who have joined in the fight against the EVD, Ebola will remain a public health challenge in Liberia as evidenced from other countries. We therefore need to keep up the best practices and behavioral changes we have learned over the past months. We must also harness the   opportunities provided by the precedent international goodwill to improve our health system and infrastructures, build and strengthen health manpower capacity in order not only to be prepared for future outbreaks but also to have an efficient healthcare system that will help decrease the maternal morbidity and mortality long after the international partners are gone.Finally, I pray for all expectant mothers to be protected from EBOLA and advise them to seek help and advice early in their pregnancies. I also pray for the souls of all those who died including those Liberians who died in their mothers’ wombs even though they do not and will never form part of the vital statistics of deceased Liberians in this national crisis.To my health worker colleagues I say many thanks for the sacrifices and my condolences to the families of those who laid down their lives for all of us during the course of performing their professional duties.Dr. Louise Mapleh Kpoto is Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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North Peace Gymnastics Association win 25 medals at meets last weekend

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The North Peace Gymnastics Association was in action last weekend competing at the Prince George Invitational as well as the Zone Eight Championship.The club brought down a total of 24 gymnasts to the two meets and won a weekend total of nine gold medals, four silvers medals, 12 bronze medals and four trophies.The level six gymnasts bought home two second place team awards, while the level three girls also brought home a second place team award. Taylor MacDonald was awarded the best floor routine out of any level six gymnasts.- Advertisement -Head Coach Mimi Lessard explained that she expected the success they had at the meet because the club always practices hard and work their buns off.Up next for the club is a meet in Grand Prairie and after that is their second biggest meet of the year in Kelowna this June.last_img read more

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Huskies win home opener in shootout

first_imgThe Huskies will take to the ice again at the North Peace Arena at 8 p.m. against the Sexsmith Vipers. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies pulled out a win Friday night forcing the game to a shootout.In the first period, only the Fairview Flyers were able to find the back of the next and lead the game 2-0 after 20 minutes.  The Huskies had 19 shots on next during period but were unable to score.In the second, the Flyers picked up another goal, but the Huskies were able to bring it close scoring two of their own with goals from Tegart and McMullen.- Advertisement -The third was an even tougher period with only one goal being scored.  With 55 seconds left in the third period, Jared Loewen scored for the Huskies forcing the game into overtime.Overtime didn’t solve anything, and the two teams went into a shootout.  In round five Nolan Legace scored the winning goal for the Huskies giving the team a 4-3 win for their home opener.Before the game, the players received their championship rings from the 2017/2018 season.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Players keep dreams alive

first_img“It doesn’t get any better than this,” Babb said. “When you put on the Michigan uniform, you’re representing one of the best teams in the country. I can’t wait to be part of it and contribute as soon as I can.” Muir’s Lance Mitchell signed with Oregon State and St. Francis’ Andrew Roxas is headed to Washington State, turning two local standouts into Pacific-10 Conference rivals. Mitchell, a 6-foot-3, 187-pounder who played quarterback and safety for the Mustangs, is looking forward to concentrating on defense for the Beavers. “Defense, offense, I just want to play,” Mitchell said. “I’ve been preparing for this my whole life and I can’t wait for the days when we come home and play at the Rose Bowl and Coliseum. I’ve watched others come back to town, and I’ve always dreamed what that would be like for me.” Roxas, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound offensive lineman, goes to the Cougars after a celebrated high school career in which he was a two-time Star-News first-team selection. • Video: Signing Day in Pasadena • Video: Signing Day in SGV PASADENA — Playing college football is a lifelong dream for some, and several area high school players moved a step closer to that dream by signing national letters of intent on Wednesday. Alhambra High School wide receiver Zion Babb signed with the University of Michigan. He will be part of one of college football’s best rivalries, playing against Ohio State. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Babb caught 33 passes for 811 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Almont League co-champion Moors. He got a chance to run through the Michigan tunnel during a winter visit to the campus. center_img Two other players also are preparing for chilly temperatures. Monrovia’s James Davis signed with Wyoming and Pasadena’s Armon Binns signed with Cincinnati. Davis, a 5-10 running back who averaged 112 yards, returned to Monrovia for his senior season after two years at Los Altos. “It felt pretty good when I saw my mom smile,” Davis said. Binns, one of the area’s leading receivers with 39 receptions for 745 yards and 11 touchdowns, is taking his 6-4, 200-pound frame to Cincinnati, where much is expected of him. Pasadena Poly’s Brendan Hirschmann signed with Harvard and Maranatha place-kicker Kyle Delahoooke accepted an appointment to the Naval Academy. Monrovia place-kicker Sean Kelle signed with UC Davis. John Schachtner, St. Francis’ 6-2, 260-pound lineman, signed with Northern Arizona. Wide receiver/defensive back Cedric Ho, who transferred from Gabrielino to San Gabriel for his senior season, signed with Dakota Wesleyan University. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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HURLING – BUNCRANA MINORS OVERCOME ST EUNANS

first_imgUnderage Hurling notesMinorBuncrana took on St Eunans in Scarvey, this is an exceptional Buncrana team and they showed it again with a comprehensive win over the Letterkenny lads. This Buncrana team have won the last two Ulster Minor Shield’s and they are the backbone of their senior team, try as hard as they could the Eunans men just couldn’t break them down. In Hibernian Park, the home team had a comfortable victory over Setanta, stung by their first round one point defeat to Carndonagh, the Burt lads put in a much improved performance and ran out easy winners.The other two games in the minor league were much closer affairs, in Pairc na nGael, Letterkenny Gaels and Mc Cumhaills were in opposition. Mc Cumhaills made it two wins from two but only after overcoming a very determined Gaels team, who put in a much improved performance from their opening game. Mc Cumhaills have a bit more experience playing at this level and that proved the difference as they won a score line of 4.9 to 4.3.In Fr Tierney Park, Ballyshannon there was another close battle between two evenly matched teams, Carndonagh arrived full of confidence as a result of their great win over Burt in the opening round, and were full value for their half time lead of 0.4 to 0.2. The Carn men got an early second half goal to go into a five point lead, but the Ballyshannon lads staged a great second half recovery and began taking some great long range scores. Both teams gave it their all and at the end of a great game the score was Aodh Ruadh 0.13 Carndonagh 1.5.U 14.In Div 2 Setanta were at home to Letterkenny Gaels, this young and very skilful Setanta team ran out convincing winners in this game despite the best efforts of Gaels. HURLING – BUNCRANA MINORS OVERCOME ST EUNANS was last modified: April 1st, 2016 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)last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC STUN SPARTAK TO TURN MOSCOW GREEN

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN MOSCOW: It’s barely believable – and I mean no disrespect to the Hoops – but Celtic have WON AWAY in the Champions League.Neil Lennon’s braves came from behind to beat Spartak Moscow here 3-2 to take three precious points home to Glasgow.No wonder Neil was smiling his head off afterwards. Gary Hooper’s lovely goal in the 12th minute had the travelling fans on song.But the hosts came back and tap-ins by Emmanuel Emenike either side of half-time put Spartak in front.However the game swung in Celtic’s favour again in the 62nd minute Juan Insaurralde hauled down Hooper as he looked set to score and was set off for a professional foul.Dmitri Kombarov’s own goal drew Celtic level in the 70th minute – and a minute later former Hoops man Aiden McGeady was taken off as the home side looked to shore up the defence. But just seconds before the 90th minute up popped the brilliant Georgios Samaras to home Emilio Izaguirre’s cross.Neil Lennon’s side move onto four points in Group G with the Russians pointless after two matches.The first group stage win away in 19 attempts sets Celtic up for a double-header against Barcelona, starting at Camp Nou on 23 October.We did actually draw there once – thanks to John Hartson.Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but it has been one smashing night in Moscow. And Neil Lennon agrees.“I am probably the proudest man in Europe tonight,” said Lennon.“I cannot speak highly enough of the players, they were magnificent. They played magnificent football at a very tough venue against an excellent side.“They showed great character and fortitude to come back after going behind just after half-time. I thought we thoroughly deserved to win it. “We didn’t start the game particularly well, we looked a bit nervous and our passing wasn’t there for the first five or 10 minutes but we had a quick break and scored a good goal.“I have to say I thought Gary Hooper was world class tonight. I thought he was just magnificent and the catalyst for a lot of good things we did tonight.“People keep asking me about him playing for England, well I think he showed how good he is tonight.“But there were so many good performances, Izaguirre, Ambrose, Wilson, Brown, Samaras came on to a game, Commons got stronger as the game went on, James Forrest came on and gave us pace and quality.“I think people underestimate Celtic. I don’t think we get the respect we deserve but maybe tonight’s performance might change a few attitudes.”The Hoops boss says he and his players will keep their feet on the ground.“We just have to play Barcelona home and away,” he said with a smile.“It is a huge step for the club. It is our first away win in the Champions League so we have broken a record. It is fantastic but there is a lot of football to be played in the group.“We have two home games and Benfica and Barcelona away so it is still an open group for second place as far as I am concerned. We are still novices in this tournament but a few more performances like that wouldn’t do us any harm at all.“Every one of the players was a credit to the club tonight.”THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC STUN SPARTAK TO TURN MOSCOW GREEN was last modified: October 2nd, 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)last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR COMMONS HOPES TO GET RANGERS IN THE CUP

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: CELTIC put on a five-star show to beat St Johnstone in front of less than 15,000 fans at Parkhead in the League Cup quarter final – but hat-trick hero Kris Commons reckon there will be more fans if the Hoops get Rangers in the next round.Rangers face Inverness on tonight and Commons is keen on a derby fixture.He hit two first half goals and a second half penalty – with Hooper and Mulgrew chipping in with a goal each for Celtic last night as they erased the league defeat to Killie at the weekend. Asked about a possible tie with Rangers, Kris said: “They are great for Glasgow, great for Scotland. I love playing against them, for me it would be magic.”He admitted the players are missing the derby matches since Rangers’ expulsion to Division 3.“There’s nothing like playing in a Glasgow derby, they bring that added spice, we’re obviously dealing without them, but as far as derbies and big games go, they don’t get much bigger,” he said.Commons said the weekend defeat was playing on the players’ minds. “There’s a certain requirement when we play, not just for ourselves, but for the fans and the club,” he explained.“We can’t play like we did in the Camp Nou and then put on a performance like we did at the weekend, that was to try and rectify what happened at the weekend, we knew we let a lot of people down.“We’re going to drop points, there’s going to be days we don’t quite hit the back of the net, there’s a way and manner you need to go out an lose the game, you need to show you want to win, you put in a shift, we went out there on Saturday and gave Kilmarnock too much respect. Probably one of the easiest games they’ll ever play.“There’s a way you lose, you come off the park with dignity and we came off the park feeling we had let a lot of people down.” THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR COMMONS HOPES TO GET RANGERS IN THE CUP was last modified: October 31st, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR COMMONS HOPES TO GET RANGERS IN THE CUPlast_img read more

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Men’s Tennis Splits A Pair of Matches in Kansas

first_img Preview #44 Wichita State 4, No. 43 Drake 2March 1, 2019 at Wichita, Kan.Singles competition1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Murkel Dellien (WSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-22. Haru Inoue (WSU) def. Tom Hands (DU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-33. Marius Frosa (WSU) UF Barny Thorold (DU), 6-4, 6-7, 3-2 – Unfinished4. Bayo Philips (DU) def. Eddie Stoica (WSU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-55. Stefan Latinovic (WSU) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU), 6-1, 7-66. Orel Ovil (WSU) def. Ben Clark (DU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4Doubles competition1. Murkel Dellien/Eddie Stoica (WSU) def. Vinny Gillespie/Ben Clark (DU), 7-62. Marius Frosa/Andrea Caligiana (WSU) def. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU), 6-33. Stefan Latinovic/Haru Inoue UF Calum MacGeoch/Tom Hands, 6-5 Next Game: Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs capped the afternoon with a tough, 4-2, loss at former MVC rival Wichita State. No. 72 Vinny Gillespie collected the Bulldogs’ first win with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles after the Bulldogs dropped the doubles point. Bayo Philips collected the Bulldogs’ second point at No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win. WICHITA, Kan. – The No. 43 Drake University men’s tennis team went 1-1 Friday in the Sunflower State with a 6-1 win over Oral Roberts and a 4-2 loss to No. 44 Wichita State. The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in the Summit League standings with the dominating 6-1 win against Oral Roberts to open the day. No. 43 Drake 6, Oral Robersts 1March 1, 2019 at Wichita, Kan.Singles competition1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Barnabas Koncz (ORU), 6-1, 6-32. Tom Hands (DU) def. Kenneth Boykin (ORU), 6-1, 6-33. Barny Thorold (DU) def. Andre Russo (ORU), 6-3, 6-24. Marcello Moreira (ORU) def. Bayo Philips (DU), 4-6, 6-3, 10-65. Calum MacGeoch (DU) def. Nikola Boskov, 6-2, 6-26. Ben Clark (DU) def. Eddy Leardini, 6-1, 6-2Doubles competition1. Vinny Gillespie/Ben Clark (DU) vs. Barnabas Koncz/Nikola Boskov, DNP2. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU) def. Andre Russo/Marcello Moreira (ORU), 6-43. Calum MacGeoch/Tom Hands (DU) def. Kenneth Boykin/Eddy Leardini (ORU), 6-4 WSU clinched the match at No. 2 singles when Haru Inoue clipped No. 64 Tom Hands, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The Bulldogs, who stand at 11-5 this season, return to action Sunday with a 3 p.m. match at No. 17 Minnesota. at Minnesota 3/3/2019 – 3 PM Drake cruised the doubles point and then got wins at Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles from Vinny Gillespie, Tom Hands, Barny Thorold, Calum MacGeoch and Ben Clark, respectively.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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