Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And Dandan made sure that his players knew exactly what happened. “I told them they gave up. There’s no other reason.”Sitting at 1-8, Kia has been formally eliminated from playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Dandan, though, is hopeful that losses like this could serve as a lesson for the young Picanto team going into their last two assignments against GlobalPort and league leader San Miguel.“We were in there, but we gave up. Even if we’re out of the playoffs, we talked about ending this conference on a good note. I don’t know. We just gave up,” he said before storming out of the venue.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKia had every motivation in the world to claim the victory over Blackwater on Friday.Wearing black tapes on the upper left part of their jerseys, the team dedicated the game to the wife of team manager Joe Lipa, who passed away on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City But to coach Ricky Dandan’s disappointment, his side couldn’t get the job done as the Picanto fell on the way side and allowed the Elite to run away with the 95-76 conquest.“We gave up,” he said. “Of course, we wanted to dedicate this game to her, but it didn’t happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDandan saw a complete lack of effort from his team, which unraveling in the second half where it started at a 26-point deficit, 94-68, late in the game.Kia was outplayed at all fronts with Blackwater winning the boards (56-40), getting more second chance points (23-6), and dishing out more assists (22-11). Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Belo’s return bodes well for Blackwater in crucial stretch MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Marc Joseph presents Stuff the Locker

first_imgIt’s the best time of the year for parents as it’s almost time for kids to head back to school.Marc Joseph, Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca want to make sure everyone is happy this September as we help you stuff the locker.  We’ll give one lucky student a locker full of back to school clothes and a brand new tablet computer.- Advertisement -We’ll set you up with clothes from Marc Joseph and Central Emporium worth $350.  Plus Software Emporium in Dawson Creek will set you up with a Acer Iconia Tablet computer.All you have to do is head to Marc Joseph or Central Emporium and put your name in the draw.  Then on the first day back to school, we’ll pick one lucky winner.The Marc Joseph Stuff the Locker contest is brought to you by Marc Joseph, Central Emporium, Software Emporium, Energeticcity.ca and Moose FM.last_img read more

Capitals poke by Kings

first_imgBut Garon, returning from a broken finger and giving 40-year-old Sean Burke a night off, allowed three marginal goals in the second period. He whiffed glove-side on Gordon’s short-handed shot from the blue line, was slow to react on a wraparound by Clymer and let a close-in shot from Clark trickle over the goal line. Ovechkin got the second assist on Clymer’s goal. “They got a couple of easy goals that you don’t like to see happen, and they happened tonight,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “In Mathieu’s case, I’m sure he’ll get better as he gets more comfortable in the net.” The Kings kept pace with a redirect from Frolov, his 29th goal of the season, and a one-timer from Visnovsky. Michael Cammalleri, who missed Tuesday’s shootout loss at Tampa Bay with a muscle strain, assisted on both goals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photo Gallery Kings vs. Capitals WASHINGTON – A game of inches? How about a game of just one inch? That was about the distance of the winning shot for the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Dainius Zubrus got his stick on a puck that lay tantalizingly close to the goal line, poking in a rebound 2:28 into overtime in a 4-3 victory over the Kings. That made the razor-thin difference between the struggling clubs. FSN, KTLK/1150 “Nothing against this team, but that’s the (kind of) teams we have to beat for sure, to make that push,” said Zubrus, who has 19 goals. Zubrus got his chance after Alexander Semin’s shot trickled past Mathieu Garon and off the right post. It capped a rough night for Garon in his first game in nearly a month. Boyd Gordon, Ben Clymer and Chris Clark also scored for the Capitals, and Alex Ovechkin earned a second-period assist to end the longest scoring drought of his young career – he had gone three games without a point. Anze Kopitar, Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky scored for the Kings. The Kings entered having lost 11 of 13. Kings rookie Kopitar scored the only goal of the first period, a rebound off the far post during a 5-on-3 power play. Washington 4, Kings 3 (OT)Saturday: at Nashville, 5 p.m. last_img read more

Dream come true being in AFCON squad – Avire

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker John Avire during his debut against Madagascar in a friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 15 – John Avire was only six years old the last time Harambee Stars played at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), but 15 years down the line, the Sofapaka FC hit-man finds himself in Kenya’s 23-man squad that heads to the 2019 edition of the biennial championship.Speaking to Capital Sport at the team’s training base in Marcoussis, France, Avire says he couldn’t have imagined himself at this same scenario, not even five or so years back. “To be honest this is all a dream come true. I never thought this chance could come this soon and I am very excited being here, being with the team and most of all being named in the final squad that goes to Egypt,” Avire says, with a huge smile beaming across his face.“I don’t even remember whether or not I watched any game when Kenya played at the AFCON. I was young and probably just playing around the estates,” joked Avire who grew up in Kangemi, playing childhood soccer at a ground famously referred to as ‘Bufa’.The youngster is liked by head coach Sebastien Migne who says he is his second favorite striker in the team after Michael Olunga and believes he has the capability of becoming a regular starter in years to come.Harambee Stars striker John Avire during a training session at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“He is on the way to learn and it is important for the future of Kenya to have him with us, stay with us during the camp and learn. He is happy to be here and happy to be second after Olunga. He is ready to compete and he has shown something interesting and that is exactly what I want,” Migne said of the 21 year old striker.The Sofapaka man says he has learnt a lot during the 16 day period he has been with the national team and reckons he is now a better player, having come in as almost raw talent.“Every day, you learn a new thing here. The coach really insists on hard work and the tactics he gives me everyday have made me a better player. For sure, I cannot say I am the same player who arrived here on May 31. My play has become better and my awareness as a striker has improved,” Avire says.He adds; “Being with players like Olunga (Michael) and Victor (Wanyama) who are some of my role models has breathed a new fire in me. I want to emulate them and play at the big stages of world football and learning from them is the best way.”Avire scored seven goals in the just concluded Kenyan Premier League campaign and made his debut in national team colors turning out for the Under-23 team in the Olympic qualifier against Sudan in March.Kariobangi Sharks defender Nixon Omondi makes a brilliant tackle to deny Sofapaka’s John Avire a chance to progress during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe was then handed his senior team debut by Migne on June 7 during the friendly match against Madagascar at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris where he played the opening 45 minutes.“It was a bit tough for me because I wasn’t used to most of the players. It was the first time we were playing together and it takes time to know how someone runs, how he plays and that’s why at times the coordination was hard. But now, I have learnt all the players, I have learnt the team tactics and I think I am way better now,” he added.A graduate of Passenga High School, Avire now hopes he can step up his career and make moves abroad, but says he is still willing to learn under the local shade until the right time to hit the runway comes.The striker has confirmed he has received so many offers to leave Sofapaka and among the teams that Capital Sports has learnt is yearning for his signature is Gor Mahia.“As at now I am just focusing on AFCON and doing well if I get the chance to get into the pitch. At this moment I can’t say anything about my future but I will sit down and make a sober decision. I have to be better next season and this will be in mind before I make a decision to move,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Student dies after ‘copter hits wires

first_imgCASTAIC – A helicopter crashed into a creek bed south of state Route 126 Saturday, killing a student pilot and injuring an instructor, county fire officials said. The two-seat Schweizer helicopter, operated by Van Nuys Airport-base Group 3 Aviation, clipped a power line, but it was not clear whether that caused the crash or if the helicopter cut the cable while coming down, officials said. “They do a lot of training out here,” Los Angeles County Fire Department battalion chief Joseph Lindaman said. “When you’re flying, (the wires) are hard to see. Helicopters often run into the wires.” It was not immediately known which of the helicopter’s occupants was piloting. The victims’ names were not immediately released, and the cause of the crash was under investigation. 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 crash was reported about 2:15 p.m. near 28200 Henry Mayo Drive, also known as Route 126, in the wash about three miles west of Interstate 5. Rescue workers arrived at the wreckage to find a 25-year-old man dead and the instructor critically injured. The instructor was airlifted to County/USC Medical Center. John Pinkerton, who was staying at an recreational vehicle park within a half mile from the crash site, recalled hearing a loud noise before his electricity went out. “I thought it was somebody slamming a garbage can,” said Pinkerton, 70, of Omaha, Neb. About 1,465 homes lost power. Power was mostly restored within several hours, Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said. The crash site is near the former Indian Dunes off-road park, where actor Vic Morrow died in a 1982 helicopter crash during production of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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

SOCCER NEWS – BONAGEE UTD CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe senior team had a very good away win against Kildrum Tigers last Sunday with Greg Magee scoring the only goal of the game. They are away to Drumkeen this coming Saturday evening kick off is 7-30pm.The Under 10 team defeated Kilmacrennan 4-1, and Glencar 2-0 to reach the cup semi final, which was due to be played In Milford on Wednesday 8th.Despite a spirited team performance, the Under 12 tigers lost out 4-0 to Glencar in the cup final, played at the Community Centre on Tuesday evening.The under 12 team defeated Capry Rovers 5-1 in their second champions league group game. Daragh Ellison (2), Jack Murphy, Jordan Nugent and player of the match Jonathan Coady the scorers. They play hosts to Gweedore Celtic this Sunday in their final group match, where another victory will see them top their group Kick off is at 11am. All support welcome. They also advanced to the next round of the cup, as goals from Jordan Nugent (2), Peter Carr, Jack Murphy, and Daragh Ellison saw them defeat Letterkenny Rovers 5-1. Jordan Nugent and Daragh Ellison excelled. There were no jackpot or match five number winners last week in the clubs weekly lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 2,3,11,12,13,15 lucky no. was 8. Next weeks jackpot is €2175 and lotto tickets can be got from all committee members. Luck no. winners Noreen Bradley Listillion, David Lackey Dublin, Mark O’ Donnell Dromore, Jasmine Funston Sligo and Isobel Buchannan Bonagee. Lotto plus winners €50 Celine Hunter Long Lane, €30 Sara & Eddie Bradley c/o Gerard O’Loan and €20 Bridie Duffy Bonagee. Congratulations to Shaun Patton and Ryan Rainey who were included in the Ireland u18 team for a training camp in Birmingham and Shaun also played against England down in Cork in the schoolboys international.The clubs presentation night to the Donegal league team and the youth team are taking place in arena 7 on Sunday 2nd June.SOCCER NEWS – BONAGEE UTD CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 10th, 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:Bonagee Utd FC noteslast_img read more

St Eunan’s pay glowing tribute to the late Harry Blake

first_imgST EUNAN’S GAA club has expressed sympathies this evening to the family and friends of club member and Hall of Fame player Harry Blake.“Harry wore the Black & Amber of St. Eunan’s with great distinction along with the Green and Gold of Donegal,” said the club in a statement.“A mere teenager when we won our first Senior Championship in 1948, Harry was an integral member of our 1956 Senior Championship team that claimed our 2nd title when Ballyshannon were defeated by 0-08 to 1-02 with Harry lining out at Right Half Forward. “It was a golden period for our club in terms of competing for county league and championship titles. Four League titles were claimed during the 1950’s and several county championship final appearances to go with that 1956 title.“It’s no surprise that Harry and many of his team mates from this era are immortal in the history of St. Eunan’s through our Hall of Fame.“Harry loved St. Eunan’s and Blake’s Bar has long since been enshrined with Eunan’s memorabilia that forms a talking point and trip down memory lane on many’s a night for the punters. And Harry was always willing to talk football be it Eunan’s or Donegal.”The statement added: “We extend our sincerest sympathies to Joe, Raymond, Ita, Kevin, David and his extended family.” Harry’s remains will repose at his late residence from 12 noon tomorrow (Friday) and his funeral Mass will take place on Sunday, January 15th at 12 noon in St. Eunan’s Cathedral followed by burial in Conwal afterwards.May He Rest In Peace.Picture Brian McDaid/Cristeph Studio St Eunan’s pay glowing tribute to the late Harry Blake was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by John2Share 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:Harry BlakeSt Eunanslast_img read more

‘GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTING FAILED POLICIES OF FIANNA FAIL’ – ADAMS TELLS DONEGAL COMMEMORATION

first_imgSinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD gave the main address today at the annual Easter commemoration in Drumboe, County Donegal, and launched a scathing attack on the Government over its austerity measures.In a wide ranging address the Sinn Féin leader slammed the Irish government’s policy of austerity and the way it is kow-towing to the interests of golden circles and elites in Irish society and acting in their interests as opposed to the interests of Irish citizens.He said: “The record of this government in its two years in power has been appalling. Fine Gael and Labour were elected to undo the damage of Fianna Fáil but have chosen instead to implement Fianna Fáil policies. “The government’s austerity policies are driving up poverty and disadvantage. Emigration and unemployment are at record levels; public services, particularly health, are in crisis; the economy has flatlined and another new tax – the Property Tax – has to be paid by struggling families in the summer.“Sinn Féin is introducing a Bill to reverse the Property Tax and will campaign for its repeal.”Mr Adams also challenged those who are exploiting the controversy over flags and emblems in the North. He said: “Unionists leaders have to face up to the reality that the old ways and the old days are gone.“Playing party politics with this issue is dangerous and counterproductive. “There are many genuine loyalists and unionists, including former combatants, working in disadvantaged communities who realise the dangers and risks involved.“They also know that it is citizens from these disadvantaged communities who will bear the brunt of any violent or disruptive actions.“These communities have more in common with their republican neighbours than they may realise.“Dialogue between them and Sinn Féin is essential and I commit our party, without preconditions, to be part of such discussions both in the short term as we face into the Orange matching season, and in the longer term to find, not only solutions to contentious issues but to tackle economic disadvantage.“The vast majority of citizens want to live in a fair society based upon equality and Sinn Féin is committed to bring that this about. That’s why we are calling for a border poll on Irish unity to be held in the next term of the Oireachtas and the Assembly. The people should decide on the future direction of the island of Ireland.” Mr Adams said that there is also a need to face up to legacy issues. Charlie Daly, Sean Larkin, Daniel Enwright and Timothy O Sullivan who are honoured at Drumboe, were republican volunteers who were summarily executed by Free State forces during the civil war.Mr Adams said: “Seventy-seven republicans were executed during that period.“There was never any process of reconciliation put in place after those catastrophic events.“They still cast a shadow over Irish society today and shape political life in this state. “Other republicans died in this state as a consequence of the conflict. Tom Smith, a republican prisoner, was killed in Portlaoise prison and Hugh Hehir was shot dead in County Clare.“During the era of the heavy gang many citizens were brutally assaulted. Beatings were also common place within the prison system. And there was collusion between elements of the Irish establishment and the British forces in the North.“Republicans also inflicted great hurt. Members of the state forces here, including Gardai were killed.“These matters need to be faced up to. Sinn Féin believes that the best way of doing this is through the establishment of an Independent International Truth Commission.“The two governments’, former combatants and those in leadership across Ireland and Britain need to part of such a process. There can be no hierarchy of victims.“The people of this island need a genuine process of national reconciliation.“I am prepared to meet with victims’ families and others as part of this.”‘GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTING FAILED POLICIES OF FIANNA FAIL’ – ADAMS TELLS DONEGAL COMMEMORATION was last modified: March 31st, 2013 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:’GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTING FAILED POLICIES OF FIANNA FAIL’ – ADAMS TELLS DONEGAL COMMEMORATIONDrumboeStranorlarlast_img read more

WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGAL

first_imgA STORM with hurricane-force winds is on its way to Co Donegal, say forecasters.The eye of the storm will hit Donegal Bay on Wednesday, with gusts of more than 130km/hr.Irish Weather Online issued the advance alert today. It reads: “ADVANCE ALERT for the growing potential of a severe wind storm on Wednesday night, with westerly gusts to at least 130 km/hr.“A close watch is being maintained on this system which would develop in the wake of a storm currently moving through the northeast U.S. and expected to be in the central Atlantic by Tuesday.“Although that one will end up near Iceland, models are fairly unanimous in pointing to strong development on Wednesday to the west of Ireland and emergence of a 950 mb low set to track through Donegal Bay towards the Hebrides.“One model (GFS) is already showing the potential for hurricane force wind gusts in Connacht and west Ulster on Wednesday night, so we are concerned.”  WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGAL was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGALlast_img read more

JIM MCGUINNESS – ‘EAMON MCGEE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER FIT FOR MARKING O’SHEA THAN NEIL

first_imgFormer Donegal manager Jim McGuinness believes Eamon McGee would’ve been a better fit for marking Mayo talisman Aidan O’Shea. McGuinness feels Eamon McGee’s physical attributes would’ve matched those of O’Shea more so than his younger brother Neil who was tasked with the job.O’Shea was relatively quiet in the opening period and was being well marshalled by Neil McGee. However, it was O’Shea’s stunning goal just before half-time that turned the game on its head and in truth Donegal never recovered.McGuinness also felt that if Eamon McGee wasn’t going to mark O’Shea then he should’ve been employed as a sweeper.In his column with The Irish Times, McGuinness wrote, “O’Shea has such presence. It seemed to me like the whole focus was on how Donegal were going to stop him at full forward and that all eyes were on him and who was marking him and who was sweeping him, and I believe that freed up other players.“Even at that he won a ball that most other players wouldn’t have been able to win and took two players on, went over the top of one of them and stuck the ball in the net, which will no doubt intensify focus on him for the remainder of the season. “It was a touch of individual class, but I thought Eamon McGee would have been a better fit for marking a player of that physique than his brother Neil.“Eamon is six foot three and Neil is six foot and if Eamon wasn’t going to be marking O’Shea, I’d have put someone else on Cillian O’Connor and had Eamon sweeping. If you think about the Mayo game plan that’s what they did on Michael Murphy. They man marked him, but had Barry Moran sweeping.“That goal at the weekend really rubber- stamped the effectiveness of the O’Shea switch and emphasised that there is a difference between this Mayo team and previous teams.Donegal look tired McGuinness also felt Donegal looked really tired on Saturday evening and even when the game was tight between the two sides in the opening period – he felt Donegal were holding on to their shirt tails. “I thought Donegal looked tired. Even early on they seemed to be holding on to Mayo’s shirt tails a bit. Even though the game was tight you got the sense that the pace and acceleration of Mayo was threatening all the time.“Psychologically when you get defeated in a provincial final it is devastating. There are dreams and aspirations going into a final, particularly in Ulster.They are 100 per cent there and then you’re beaten and things are thrown into chaos and you’ve to get ready for the back door, which is not what you’ve planned for on any level. We saw the impact of this on Cork a couple of weeks ago.Mayo for Sam McGuinness said he was very impressed by Mayo and believes they have added strings to their bow.The pain of previous defeats like losing two All-Ireland finals has kept Mayo hungry and they’re genuine contenders for the All-Ireland.However, the only fear McGuinness has for Mayo going forward is that they may not be ruthless enough.McGuinness did admit that he’d love to see them go on and claim that elusive All-Ireland.“They are a very, very strong team with a lot of pace and power and an ideal age profile of mid- to late 20s. The pain of previous defeats has kept them hungry and on Saturday they put together a very coherent defensive structure, which also gave them a platform to attack.“One negative was that in the second half they could have been a lot more ruthless. They could have finished the game earlier if they’d been more clinical with the possession they had the chances created.“Crucially, as I’ve already said, they now have a point to their attack and in my view are better placed than ever to win the ultimate prize. On a personal level I’d hope that they could fulfil that dream.JIM MCGUINNESS – ‘EAMON MCGEE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER FIT FOR MARKING O’SHEA THAN NEIL was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:columndonegalGAAIrish TimesJim McGuinnessMayonewsSportlast_img read more

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