Thai soldier’s deadly rampage reveals security lapses

first_imgThai soldiers at Surathampitak Military Camp in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. AP It’s still unclear how the gunman,identified as Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, snatched three assault rifles andtwo machine guns from the base and escaped in a stolen military vehicle. NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand – As this Thai city mournsthe 29 people killed in a weekend shooting rampage, many are questioning theapparent security lapses that allowed him to steal the weapons he used in theassault.center_img A junior officer at the base who said heoften acquired ammunition from Jakrapanth’s unit for his own unit’s targetpractice said the shooter would have had to overpower soldiers guarding smallarmsory depots to take the weapons and ammunition. The officer asked not to beidentified because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. (AP)last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Panthers In Softball

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Softball season opener resulted in a 17-0 loss to The Jennings County Lady Panthers.Batesville vs. JC Varsity Softball (4-1)Jennings County JV also won by the score of 14-4.Batesville vs. JC JV Softball (4-14)The Lady Bulldogs home season opener will be on Thursday (4-3) against The Milan Lady Indians.  Varsity 1st pitch will be at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Dayton man formally charged in Bright robbery

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Dearborn-Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens has formally charged Jeremy Watson, 38, of Dayton, with the robbery of the Dollar General in Bright on Monday, April 3.Around 9:40 p.m. April 2 Dearborn County deputies responded to the retail store on a report of an armed robbery. Clerks told police a man approached the counter with some merchandise and announced a robbery in progress. Allegedly Watson said, “This ia robbery, give me the money in the drawer. The clerk told police Watson raised his shirt to show a handgun then removed it from his waistband and pointed it at the clerk and another employee.On April 3 a concerned citizen saw news reports and called police with the identity. The citizen also told police Watson was working in West Harrison, was driving a black Ford Ranger and had reportedly stolen a handgun from a family member.Detectives accessed social media to verify images, then requested and received a search warrant.Through a search warrant, police were able to place Watson near the Dollar General Store at the time of the robbery through cell phone records. Additional GPS information placed Watson at the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg.Deputies observed Watson outside the motel wearing the same clothes in surveillance footage. When deputies approached Watson he pulled the handgun. Miamisburg police officers opened fire and struck Watson in the leg.Watson has been charged with possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. He was treated for his injuries and will be extradited back to Indiana to face charges.last_img read more

Jars of human remains found under Florida home

first_imgGainsville Police are currently investigating the discovery of jars containing preserved human remains found under a home.The jars were found during an inspection of the house’s foundation. Some of the jars date back to 1960, and contain human tongues.The home was previously owned by Dr. Ronald A. Baughman, a former University of Florida researcher and current professor emeritus who published studies in the 1970s and ’80s.Investigators are looking to see if the human remains are related to work that Dr. Baughman may have brought home and stored under the house’s floorboards.last_img read more

Motorsports News Mexico Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton out qualifies Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo secures pole position

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Motorsports News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Daniel Ricciardo upstaged his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen with a dazzling record lap to snatch pole position in the final seconds of Saturday’s thrilling shootout for the Mexican Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton taking third.  After seeing his young Dutch teammate dominate every practice session, the Renault-bound Australian produced a stunning riposte in one minute and 14.759 seconds, beating Verstappen by 0.026, as Red Bull swept the front row of the grid. It is Ricciardo’s third career pole and the team’s first lockout since the United States Grand Prix in 2013.Read More | Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes near stadium, casualties fearedWorld championship leader Hamilton, seeking to clinch his fifth drivers’ title, was third for Mercedes ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari with Valtteri Bottas fifth in the second Mercedes and Kimi Raikkonen sixth in the second Ferrari. German Nico Hulkenberg was seventh ahead of his Renault teammate Carlos Sainz and the two Saubers of Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson. Verstappen was hoping to become the youngest pole-sitter in F1 history and was clearly disappointed.Read More | Holidaying? Five packing tips that will save space in your luggage”Thanks, legends,” shouted a wildly happy Ricciardo over team radio before adding later: “I knew it was in there somewhere — I just knew the pace was in the car — Max showed that all weekend. “I still wasn’t convinced it was the cleanest lap, but I’ve got to relax a little — I’m tripping major nut-sack right now… Shout out to the team to get a one-two.”   A glum Verstappen could not hide his feelings. “The whole qualifying was crap,” he said. “I had the same problems as I had in FP2 — engine braking not what I wanted, rear locking… I thought it would be enough with the problems we had.” Hamilton closing in Hamilton, who will be champion again if he outscores Vettel by five points, or if the German fails to win, was satisfied with third. “I am really happy with it,” he said. “We had a difficult day yesterday and it was a big improvement. I wasn’t expecting to get as high as we got. “Being behind the Red Bulls is not a bad thing — third is a nice place to start here as you get a good tow from the buys ahead.”Vettel said: “I think we got more or less everything out of the car, but dropping to fourth from second is not satisfying. We’ll see what we can do from there — we have good straight-line speed. Maybe that will help.” Out went Romain Grosjean and his Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen in Q1 with Stoffel Vandoorne of McLaren and both Williams cars again.It was Haas’ first double exit from Q1 since the same race in 2017. In Q2, Verstappen regained the initiative with a record lap in 1:15.640 ahead of Hamilton while out went the Force Indias of Esteban Ocon and local hero Sergio Perez, either side of Fernando Alonso’s McLaren, along with the two Toro Rossos. All of the top teams ran on ultra-soft tyres, on which they will start the race, leaving the faster, but much less durable, hyper-softs for the top-ten shootout, which began with both Ferraris out eagerly. On their first runs, Vettel clocked 1:14.970, another record, before Hamilton went second, just 0.052 seconds adrift — until Verstappen blitzed to provisional pole in 1:14.785, nearly two-tenths clear. “That’s P1, Round One,” Red Bull told him before team chief Christian Horner warned they would “have to improve on that” to be sure. As they began to emerge for their final laps, Bottas was passed, on the run to Turn One, by Vettel while Hamilton delayed his out-lap — clear signs of the competitive tension between Ferrari and Mercedes. But it was the cool Ricciardo who improved and delivered. last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgSabres fire GM BotterillBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Jason Botterill in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.The Sabres promoted senior vice president of business administration Kevyn Adams as Botterill’s successor.Botterill’s dismissal represents a major reversal for the Pegulas, coming three weeks after Kim Pegula told The Associated Press: “He’s our GM. Our plan is to continue with him.”Botterill was fired three seasons into his tenure and after the Sabres failed to show any signs of improvement in extending what’s now a nine-year playoff drought. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLOhio governor questions holding August Hall of Fame weekendCANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s “highly unlikely” that crowds of 20,000 or so would be allowed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and induction ceremony in August. MLB has made three proposals, the last for a 72-game season starting July 14 that would guarantee about $1.23 billion. The union made offered two plans, the last for an 89-game schedule starting July 10 and salaries of $2.25 billion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-US OPEN‘Watch it on TV’: Gov. Cuomo OKs no-fan US Open tennis in NYNEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the go-ahead for the U.S. Open tennis tournament to be held in his state starting in late August — but without spectators — as part of the reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Now that the U.S. Tennis Association’s proposal to hold its marquee event has been accepted — including a “bubble” setup with designated hotels, limited player entourages and a facility closed to the hundreds of thousands of people who usually attend the U.S. Open — the key question becomes: Who actually will end up competing on the blue hard courts in Flushing Meadows from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13? The 63-year-old Jarrett told viewers that was why he didn’t return to the television studio with the rest of the crew. He says the only symptom he has is a slight cough that he’s has gotten better each day since his test last week.NASCAR HALL OF FAMEEarnhardt Jr. headlines NASCAR’s 2021 Hall of Fame classUNDATED (AP) — Longtime fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join his late father in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame next year, the feature attraction in the class of 2021.Junior won 26 races during his Cup career, including two Daytona 500s and the 2001 Pepsi 400 — four months after his father’s death at the same track in February. Cy Young Award winner Mike McCormick deadCORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Former National League Cy Young award winner Mike McCormick has died at age 81.The San Francisco Giants say McCormick died at his home in North Carolina after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.McCormick played 16 years in the majors from 1956 to 1971 with the Giants, Orioles, Senators, Yankees and Royals. He had a 134-128 record with a 3.73 ERA with his greatest accomplishments coming with the Giants.In 1967, he went 22-10, leading the league in wins, and posted a 2.85 ERA. He completed 14 games and five shutouts and was the first San Francisco pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa.Plans include what the league calls a week-long celebration of football and will include NFL FLAG Championship games and a Pro Bowl skills showdown in which players compete in a variety of events. There will be community and charity initiatives as well.In other NFL news:— Alcohol is suspected in a hit-and-run crash that led to the arrest of New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas in Northern California. According to the California Highway Patrol, Rosas failed to stop for a red light and plowed his Chevrolet SUV into the side of a pickup truck Monday in the city of Chico. The CHP says Rosas kept driving and then walked away from the SUV when it broke down. He was arrested a short time later on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.MLB-OBIT-McCORMICK DeWine says, “If the question was could that event occur today, the answer would be no. It would be extremely dangerous.”The hall is still evaluating its options and said no decisions have been made about the Aug. 6 game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium between Dallas and Pittsburgh, nor for the enshrinements two nights later.The hall reopened to a limited number of fans last week.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBANuggets coach says he had COVID-19 Trudeau says he’s open to ‘hub city’ ideaOTTAWA (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is “open” to the NHL operating a playoff “hub city” in Canada as long as it is allowed by local health authorities.If the NHL returns to play amid the coronavirus pandemic this summer, it would start with the playoffs and with 24 teams, preferably split between two hub cities.The league has narrowed down its potential sites to 10 cities, including Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver in Canada. The NHL has said it will not choose a Canadian city if players are subject to the 14-day quarantine currently in effect at the border.NHL-SABRES-BOTTERILL June 16, 2020 A statement from the school’s athletics department said Monday that fans raised objections to the curves put on the handles of the crossed sabres below the V. The curves were meant to mimic serpentine walls on campus that were designed by Thomas Jefferson to hide the university’s slaves from public view.The school’s athletics director says she was made aware of the negative connotation. She says the new logos remove the curves on the sabre handles.NFL NEWSPro Bowl moves to Las Vegas; Giants kicker arrestedLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. SOCCERBayern Munich wins 8th straight Bundesliga titleBREMEN, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich has secured its eighth successive German Bundesliga title with two games to spare after beating Werder Bremen 1-0 with a goal from Robert Lewandowski.The win on a wet night in Bremen put Bayern 10 points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund, which can earn a maximum nine points from its three remaining games.Jerome Boateng played a perfectly weighed ball over the defense for Robert Lewandowski to control on his chest and hit past the goalkeeper for his 31st Bundesliga goal this season. On Monday evening, Hubbard and Gundy appeared in a video together, with Gundy saying he would make changes.Gundy, who is white, took it a step further on Tuesday, saying “Black lives matter to me. Our players matter to me.”UVA-LOGOUniversity of Virginia changes logo to remove slavery referenceCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will change its athletics logos to avoid a design element that refers to the school’s history with slavery. Associated Press Malone says, “I hope that going down to Orlando will be in a safe environment and we can limit the amount of people that actually get it.”In other NBA news:— Bam Adebayo thinks injuries could be more prevalent than usual when the NBA gets back on the floor next month, given the demands that will be on players’ bodies after a long layoff. Miami’s All-Star center is also thinking about the financial risks. Adebayo confirmed Tuesday that he is among five players — a group who could soon graduate from rookie contracts to extensions worth in excess of $100 million — seeking assurances from the NBA about if they’ll be protected in the case of catastrophic injury when the season resumes at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.— Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services. It only sounds like vacation. The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the restart on Tuesday, doing so in a memo and handbook both obtained by The Associated Press. With safety being of the foremost importance during the coronavirus pandemic, players were told they will be tested regularly and must adhere to strict physical distancing and mask-wearing policies.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL In other international soccer news:— Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is worried that Premier League players are risking injury by returning after an “incredible lack of preparation” and has no idea what to expect when his team plays Arsenal on Wednesday. The top English clubs are resuming play after as little as three weeks of contact training following the lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Guardiola’s team is facing a game every three or four days in an effort to finish the domestic season by Aug. 1. Guardiola said he does know which players are ready to play at the top level and will have to rotate “absolutely all the players.”HORSE RACING-BELMONTTiz the Law is class of Belmont field, Triple Crown favoriteUNDATED (AP) — Tiz the Law looks every bit like the best 3-year-old in the world and is the Triple Crown favorite, even with the races being run out of their normal order. Update on the latest in sports: With a 30-31-8 record, Buffalo finished 13th in the Eastern Conference standings and one spot short of qualifying for the NHL’s expanded 24-team playoff.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-YANKEESYankees president urges resumption of talksNEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees President Randy Levine has called on the players’ association to resume negotiations with Major League Baseball to start the pandemic-delayed season.Levine said the money difference between the feuding sides was not the primary obstacle but rather issues such as health and safety protocols and determining how to deal with a second wave of the new coronavirus. DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says an antibody test revealed he had COVID-19.Malone says in an interview with CBS4 in Denver he wasn’t feeling well shortly after the season was suspended March 11. He reached out to the team’s medical staff to be tested but no tests were available at the time. Malone says he had an antibody test around Memorial Day weekend.Malone says the team doctor called up and told him he’d tested positive.Malone adds that he likes to say, “I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt.”His squad was in third place in the Western Conference when the season was halted. The league is working on completing the health and safety protocols for a restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. Some of the sport’s top names, including defending U.S. Open men’s champion Rafael Nadal along with No. 1-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty, have expressed reservations about heading somewhere that was a hot spot for the COVID-19 outbreak.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARDale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV showUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett says he has tested positive for coronavirus and now is in quarantine.The three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1999 Cup champion made the announcement during NBCSN’s Hall of Fame announcement show on Tuesday. It’ll take something spectacular Saturday from a watered-down field to prevent him from becoming the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes in over 130 years. Tiz the Law has the same owners and trainer as Funny Cide, who fell just short of the Triple Crown in 2003.A Belmont win would complete 82-year-old trainer Barclay Tagg’s personal Triple Crown and make Tiz the Law the front-runner for the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby. The late Mike Stefanik also was elected along with Red Farmer from the pioneer ballot. Ralph Seagraves was chosen as the Landmark Award winner for outstanding contributions to the sport.AMERICA PROTESTSOklahoma St. coach Gundy apologizes for wearing OAN T-shirtOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized.Hubbard, who is black, suggested Monday he may boycott the program after Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt promoting the One America News Network, a cable channel and website that has been critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and praised by President Donald Trump.last_img read more

Girls bowling Warriors, Northstars compete in sectional tournament

first_imgKatie Cloonan led the Northstars with a six-game total of 1,003 that put her in 29th place, four spots ahead of Jessaia McGriff, who had a 957 set. Marissa Leone had a 861 series, with Brianna Mabee (830 series) three pins better than Kathryn Artz’s 827 set.The SCAC Metro division regular-season title also proved elusive for Liverpool because, in last Thursday’s first-place showdown against Baldwinsville, it was the Bees getting the best of the Warriors in a 2-1 decision.Hardy had games of 218, 216 and 195 in her 629 series, with Ormsby close behind as she opened with a 239 and earned a three-game total of 610. Gill added a 547 series.B’ville won because it had a bit more depth, Julia Spiech picking up a 582 series (229 high game) and Jenna Spiech earning a 572 set, just ahead of the 523 series from Amelia Ponto and the 486 set from Madison Hass.Liverpool’s boys won 3-0 over the Bees as Zak Ormsby led the way with a steady 650 series that included games of 228, 206 and 216. Devin Roberson had a second-game 236 in his 626 series.Josh Winzens posted a 593 series and 222 high game as Deacon Roberson’s 222 highlighted a 546 set and Brandon Davis had a 221 game. The Bees lost despite a 640 series from Dylan Williams and a 615 set from Tanner Rozyczko that included a 258 opening game.Before all this, C-NS had a league match with West Genesee last Tuesday at Solvay Recreation Alleys, where the Northstars would sweep the Wildcats in a pair of 3-0 decisions.J.J. O’Connell led the C-NS boys by shooting a 572 series capped by a 212 game. Landon Spingler opened with a 223 as part of a 546 series as Kyle Patterson contributed a 497 series.In the C-NS girls’ 3-0 victory, McGriff, shooting a 169 to close out a 475 series, edged the 472 set from Artz as Cloonan had a 437 series and Leone contributed a 430 set.The C-NS girls met Fayetteville-Manlius on Friday at Green Lakes Lanes and the Northstars lost, 2-1, to the Hornets, who were led by Shelby Miner’s 560 series and high game of 198.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Neither would last, the Warriors eventually taking fifth place in Division I (large schools) and fourth place in Class A with 5,045 as RFA, with a score of 5,418, beat Fulton (5,284) for a spot in the March 14-15 state tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes.Ormsby’s 1,103 for six games put her 14th among indivdiuals, behind teammate Ashley Hardy, who had games of 201 and 205 and, with a pinfall of 1,134, finished alone in eighth place. Dominique Cimini had a six-game total of 963 and Mackenzie Gill had an 838 for five games.As for Cicero-North Syracuse, it started and finished slowly and, with 4,478, was eighth in Division I and seventh in the Class A standings. Tags: bowlingC-NSliverpoolcenter_img When the top high school girls bowlers in Central New York gathered on Sunday for the Section III championships, Liverpool did not have to travel anywhere.Having the sectional tournament on its home lanes at Flamingo Bowl gave the Warriors a chance to do something special, and for a fleeting moment in the morning session things were promising.Thanks to team totals of 916 and 935 in the first two games, Liverpool stood second behind only Rome Free Academy. What was more, Makenzi Ormsby had the top individual total of those first two games thanks to 244 and 214.last_img read more

Top-tier recruits left along with Floyd

first_imgIn college basketball, where there are no contracts or no-trade clauses, a coach’s resignation from a team can have widespread effects beyond the simple fact that his presence isn’t felt the following season.For the USC men’s basketball team, which is preparing for its first season since former head coach Tim Floyd resigned in early June, this ripple effect has revealed itself most apparently in the form of decommitments from several of the Trojans’ most highly touted incoming recruits.Long road ahead · Coach Kevin O’Neill recognizes that the loss of recruits has shaken up the roster. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information Point guard Lamont Jones, forward Derrick Williams and forward Noel Johnson all requested to be released from their letters of intent to USC over the summer after Floyd left. Jones and Williams decided to play for the University of Arizona and Johnson left for Clemson University. Forward Solomon Hill decommitted in April — around the time that Floyd was rethinking the USC coaching job — also to play for Arizona.One of the biggest losses for the Trojans came earlier in the year, before the Floyd controversy. Center Renardo Sidney, a top-10 player who had received national attention for his formidable size (6-foot-10, 250 lbs.) and bruising style of play, decided to switch schools and commit to Mississippi State University.USC’s initial acquisition of Sidney in late February led the wave of recruits for 2009, but questions regarding his amateur status and personal financial situation forced the Trojans to back away from their previous offer and part ways with him. Sidney also had academic eligibility concerns, but has since been cleared to play.The absence of these recruits leaves an already depleted roster — which is without last year’s starters Taj Gibson, Demar DeRozan, Daniel Hackett and Keith Wilkinson — with little depth to turn to. Prior to Floyd’s resignation, the Trojans were ranked as high as 15th in ESPN’s NCAA basketball recruiting rankings, a figure that seems every bit a dream now compared to the nearly empty recruiting class that has stayed committed to USC for the 2009 season.“We’re going to have major roster changes over the next three years, but that’s just the way it is, especially when you come in with essentially a blank recruiting class,” said new head coach Kevin O’Neill.The Trojans will have only one returning starter for the upcoming season, and only four seniors on the entire roster.But in every problematic situation there remains a silver lining, and the Trojans can certainly find theirs in the fact that they still have one recruit — 6-foot-7 small forward Evan Smith — to aid the rebuilding process for coach O’Neill.“I love this university, I live in LA and I was born and raised here,” says Smith of his desire to stay at USC. “I’ve been committed since junior year, and I just didn’t want to leave.”Smith represents something of a new breed for the Trojans: a solid player that won’t just jump into the NBA after one season, but stay and grow with the team over a period of time. He has already taken a liking to O’Neill as well, offering a sign that the Trojans seem to be heading in a different direction than the one Tim Floyd led them.“We all love [O’Neill]. He’s the man,” said Smith. “He came in here and really got things started. We spent the whole summer training, and we’re all ready to play.”Smith will join a young Trojan team led by senior and returning starter Dwight Lewis and redshirt senior Marcus Johnson as they compete for a second consecutive Pac-10 title. USC will open the season with a home game against UC Riverside on Nov. 17.last_img read more

Women’s Rugby World Cup draw announced

first_imgIreland has been drawn in a pool against Australia and France for next years Women’s World cup which will be held in Dublin and Belfast.One of Fiji, Japan and Hong Kong will also be in the pool.The tournament will be held here next August. The preparation for the World cup continues this Sunday when Ireland face England in the first of their November internationals.Ireland captain and former Clonmel RFC player Niamh Briggs gave her reaction to the draw.last_img

Tipp footballers aiming to clinch promotion

first_imgLiam Kearns side have turned in a series of strong performances already this season to leave them top of Division 3.However Tipp coach Shane Stapleton says Louth will provide stiff opposition.There’s a 3 o’clock throw-in tomorrow afternoon in Semple Stadium – the game is live here on Tipp FM in association with Cleary Motors, Loughtagalla, Thurles, Renault dealer for Tipperary.last_img

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