Northwestern State’s Rogers, Burleson Win Volleyball Weekly Honors

first_imgDefensive Player of the Week: Channing Burleson – Sr. – Libero – Midland, TexasBurleson picked up her second all-tournament honor in as many weeks after helping the Lady Demons to its first outright regular-season tournament title since 2012. She came up with a season-high 25 digs in the four-set win against SEMO to clinch the undefeated weekend. The senior libero had a pair of 18-dig matches against Jackson State and ULM during the week. Burleson also added six assists and delivered three kills on four attempts and served four aces on the 4-0 week. Offensive Player of the Week: Reagan Rogers – Sr. – Outside Hitter – Blanco, TexasRogers earned Most Valuable Player at the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Invitational on a weekend that saw her turn three double-doubles in as many matches. The senior outside hitter claimed her sixth career 20-kill performance in a 21-kill effort over state rival ULM on Friday. She committed just two errors in the five-set battle. She had 17 kills and three aces in the tournament championship against host SEMO. The Blanco, Texas, native also averaged 10.7 digs in the tournament. Rogers began the week with 16 kills and just two errors against Jackson State. Honorable Mention: Rachel Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Lane Hindenburg, New Orleans; Autumn Lockley, UIW; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin; Marybeth Sandercox, Abilene Christian. Week 3 NotesFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Reagan Rogers and Channing Burleson are the Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Rogers wins offensive honors while teammate Burleson claims the defensive accolade. The two helped the Lady Demons to a perfect 4-0 weekend, capped by its first 3-0 regular-season tournament title since 2012. After sweeping Jackson State in a midweek tilt, NSU bested Radford 3-1, ULM 3-2 and Southeast Missouri State 3-1 on the weekend. The Lady Demons return to action this weekend in Tulsa, facing Oral Roberts on Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT before contesting the host Hurricane on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Honorable Mention: Sabrina Monaco, Stephen F. Austin; Kaitlyn Grice, New Orleans; Lorin McNeil, Abilene Christian; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Emery has all the tools to inflict even more pain on ‘dejected’ Pochettino

first_imgSPURS made the Champions League final last season. They finished above Arsenal.2 Unai Emery will go head to head against Mauricio Pochettino in the North London derbyCredit: Getty Images – GettyThey were supposed to be building for a better future, a title-winning one, with trophy filled open-top buses rolling past their shiny new 60,000 seater bowl.Fast forward 90 days.The manager looks utterly dejected. He’s fallen out with Jan Vertonghen. Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier are all rumoured to be nearing an exit. All very important players that would make a sad dent on their squad and ambitions. Additionally, the players are unhappy with the managers’ training and tactics. They are also dealing with an injury pile-up.SPURS LOOK DEJECTEDThe only thing Spurs fans are celebrating at the moment is the six-second pint pours at the stadium bar.Arsenal haven’t been free from bad press. Unai Emery was widely panned for a tactical disaster-class against Liverpool last weekend. This criticism is both fair, because the plan wasn’t very innovative and it didn’t work, but also verging on disingenuous because Liverpool boast an incredible starting 11.The Arsenal manager will not split the fanbase this weekend. Only one outcome is acceptable. Spurs are a club in turmoil and with a little over a year in the job, Emery really has to start delivering big results in big games. If Newcastle can turn them over away from home, Arsenal should be more than capable of taking 3 points at The Emirates.EMERY HAS TO GO FOR THE KILLSpurs are likely without a right-back, Ndombele and Dele Alli are likely out injured, and Eric Dier is also unlikely to feature.Emery has to go for the kill. Nicolas Pepe, his major signing of the summer has shown flashes of brilliance, he needs to be let loose on the wing and be given a mission to destroy. Emery has to play with a positive formation and lift the fans, there should be no deep block, we need to see his ‘play out the back’ idea developed so it’s a tactical weapon versus a weakness, we need to be positive from the off. We need to see a beautiful execution of a clever plan.There is a lot riding on the outcome. Spurs have been in freefall in the league in 2019.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic2The shift in power looked solidified for them for large parts of last season, but with all their turmoil and Arsenal’s positive summer, that might not last long. A big win for Emery will be huge statement, it’ll say that Arsenal aren’t pushing for top four, we’ll be pushing for top three. Unthinkable a year ago, but an attainable reality if Emery can deliver a vision this weekend.last_img read more

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Has rugby league’s relationship with gambling begun to go too far?

first_imgBut what do we call the suits in charge who have encouraged this mad fixation on betting that now brings millions of dollars into the sport every year?Clever?Innocent?Responsible?Hold that thought.As we’ve all heard by now, young Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona was stood down amid the latest NRL betting investigation.The claims are that 25-year-old allegedly made a string of small bets on several games over a series of months.What exactly the bets relate to remains a mystery, but there is some talk they related to Simona allegedly betting on himself to be first try scorer.Simona will now be prohibited from training, or playing, until the investigation is complete.If he is found guilty, Simona’s career will be effectively over.I have no problem with that.There is no question all NRL players, and staff, are educated with respect to their responsibilities on betting.TROUBLE: Simona’s career in jeopardyHISTORY: Sports stars who gambled and lostEven if they aren’t betting against their own team, they are simply not allowed to bet on the sport.But is there also a responsibility for the people in charge to put some limits on this growing phenomenon of exotic betting options that appear to be the most easy to manipulate?I was talking to racing’s former chief cop Ray Murrihy about it last year, at about the time there was a push to get Murrihy involved in the NRL’s integrity unit.Murrihy had no doubt rugby league, and all sport for that matter, were heading for some serious issues.“I mean, I was driving the other night and I heard them say that you can bet for the State of Origin on the highest number of offloads and things like that,” Murrihy said.How do you police that?In racing they regulate well in advance of a meeting who is riding, what weight the horse has, its form is exposed and there is a whole range of veterinary and checks.But in rugby league coaches get to play ducks and drakes all week with their teams in relation to injuries and possible late changes.Right up until an hour before kick off.Then when the players run out, all these other exotic options are exposed.Then through advertising, pregame and at halftime, they are jammed down our throats.Most offloads, first try scorer, most tackles, who leads at halftime and fulltime, you name it.“And don’t forget, gamble responsibly,” they constantly tell us with a smile.As Murrihy said: “It is difficult for the sports to get across all those areas that inside information can be so vital.”“For sports it will be a challenge, there is absolutely no doubt about it.“And there is always going to be someone look to take an advantage of some inside information or manipulation.”Whether it be a player, a friend, an official, a fan.We all have a problem, and it is growing.Rubbing out one player is not going to fix it.last_img read more

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Savea has his smile back, targets ABs

first_imgPhoto: HENRY BROWNE/GETTY IMAGES. Caption: Julian Savea in action for the Barbarians against the All Blacks at Twickenham last month. The master coach wants to see his 27-year-old wing – stranded on the 46-try mark from his 54 tests when he was dropped from the All Blacks mid-year – rediscover his love of the game. He wants to see “the smile” back on the face of the man they call ‘The Bus’.Savea, who was in Auckland on Thursday to undertake promotional duties for February’s Brisbane Global Tens which he hopes to use to launch a successful comeback season, says the All Blacks’ boss can rest assured on that front.Savea and wife Fatima just a week ago welcomed baby girl Jude into the world. The big wing is over the moon about that, as well as where he finds himself as another Super Rugby season gets set to roll around.”It definitely is a great moment,” said Savea of the addition of baby Jude to his family. “The joy and happiness that you have in your heart when you hear them cry, it just makes you so happy. “It definitely does change your life. I’m going to have to start making better choices now,” he added with just a hint of a smile. “It’s a blessing and we just can’t get enough of her. I’m so obsessed with her.”As he is with his rugby right now. After a short break post his appearance for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in November., he is back into pre-season training, and working hard at meeting the challenges he has been set by both his franchise and national coaches.”The off-season has been good. I’ve been doing my own stuff, training with a couple of mates, and they have been keeping me honest. The biggest thing every year is just nutrition, and I think I’m on top of that.”He’s asked how important it is not to let his All Blacks disappointment define him, and weigh him down.”I’m a competitor,” he replies. “I can’t do much about who picks the team and that sort of stuff, but I can do a lot about myself and performing really well. I didn’t really care what anyone had to say, but I just wanted to keep playing well. The main thing was just to enjoy it and don’t sweat the little things.”You know the pre-season is going to hurt — that’s why I love it. It’s going to put you in the position you need to be in, in the shape you need to be in. I can’t wait. I know when I’m in that position I can play the best footy I can.”Savea’s response after his All Blacks dropping has indicated he is up for the fight. He produced an outstanding campaign on the right wing for the Wellington Lions as they won promotion back to the Premiership, and now his mindset appears as positive as it can be.”I love challenges,” he says. “It’s definitely the end goal to make the All Blacks. But that’s way down there and I’m taking one step at a time. At the moment I want to get into the pre-season, have a good tournament at the Tens and then kick things off with the Hurricanes.”Whatever happens there happens. I know they’ve got a lot of good outside backs there and guys that can cover there. I’m not getting ahead of myself. I know sometimes the coaches like to stick with who they like. We’ll just see how it goes.”But you know he has one destination in mind, even if his first stop is the Tens where he’s desperate to make an impact after signing on as an event ambassador”I don’t see it as a stage, or a vehicle to take me somewhere. It’s just a good way to kick-start the season. It’s just a tournament I want to enjoy being part of and put my best foot forward.”If he adds a smile on the dial, an All Blacks coach will be very happy indeed.last_img read more

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Cowboys prop Bolton charged with indecent assault

first_imgAn NRL spokesman confirmed to NRL.com that the Cowboys had informed NRL officials about the incident.Bolton has been granted conditional bail after he was charged in relation to the alleged indecent assault of a woman at Bondi Beach.The NSW Police Force released a statement on the incident:”A man has been granted conditional bail to appear in court later this month charged over the alleged indecent assault of a woman at Bondi Beach overnight. Police were called to licenced premises on Campbell parade about 10.50pm (Saturday 5 May 2018), after a female patron reported she had been indecently assaulted. Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command initiated an investigation and arrested a 30-year-old man about 9.20am (Sunday 6 May 2018), at Waverley Police Station. The man, who is from Queensland, has been charged with assault with an act of indecency. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday 19 June 2018.”The Cowboys have been staying in Sydney after Friday night’s win over the Penrith Panthers in Bathurst to prepare for Thursday night’s clash with the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.Bolton, 30, has played 215 NRL games for the Cowboys since making his debut in 2007 and was a member of the club’s 2015 premiership-winning team.The Cowboys released a statement on Sunday night to say they were “aware of an alleged incident involving one of the club’s players overnight. The club is co-operating with police in their investigation of the matter and have informed the NRL Integrity Unit. The club will be making no further comment at this stage”.last_img read more

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Emilio Vega: “We have signed two First players”

first_imgMula and Perea have also intervened in the Club media. Mula commented that “the option that gave me more confidence was Alcorcón and it is a team where I think I can grow. I am not 100% but I was able to endure the first game completely.”For Perea “I wanted to go back to Madrid and the Alcorcón was the best place to do it, it also has been seated in Second Division for many years. In my first game I saw the team well. I have to keep working. They have received me very well in the dressing room. They are humble and hardworking people. “ The Alcorcón is in the tail car of the budgets in the Second division. This circumstance, of course, increases the difficulty in strengthening the equipment. Emilio Vega, Sports Director AD Alcorcón reviewed the current news of the team in the official media of the Club. Vega stressed that “The category is very close. This investment market is very complex. Despite our humility and limitations we have achieved two players, Mula and Perea, First Division. “Vega added that “With the staff we had we considered that we could meet the goal of permanence but, in addition, with these additions we complement and balance the team more.” The Sports Director defined both players “Mule can play on the flank of attack in both bands and in the midpoint. Always look for verticality and the opposite area. He is a very complete player.” For his part about Perea he declared that “he is a player whose versatility surprises. He adapts as a central, midfielder and” box to box “. Enriches his characteristics to any squad. Both he and Mula had offers of powerful equipment at an economic level” . The Sports Director added that “Unless there is an exit, we close the squad. Many days remain but unless there is an exit, the market is closed.”last_img read more

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Álvaro Cervera: “The team is afraid. It is my feeling ”

first_imgDespite the victory, Cervera was not happy with his team’s game. “A match where an eleven-against-ten team has not made enough merits to win it, but has won a stroke of luck in the end. The team is very shackled, it is not a fluid team, the decision making is the first that goes through the head, not the best. The team does not steal balls, wait for the opponent to lose it. This victory is not that we were superior to the rival. It is hard for us to play with certain criteria. ”Stroke of luck. “We have been more inaccurate, victory gives it luck. The team plays crushed, I don’t know if the requirement, the points … The team looks like it plays self-conscious. ”Stuck equipment. “If our mouth swells talking about promotion, the team has to respond to that. If we talk about promotion we must have the hierarchy to respond. We have to calm down and enjoy the victory, but put our feet on the ground, based on who we are, three times four. From there, grow. With a closed team it costs us our lives not only to score a goal, but to generate danger ”.Is the team deranged? “That they give you three minutes seems like a lie, but get into soccer, but we have also had opportunities to give rhythm to the game and we have not done it.”Stuck. “I always believe that the physical question comes from the mental question. The team is afraid. It is my feeling. I do not know why. You have to go out and be there, I have been a footballer and I have played games with fear of the stage, the abyss of 48 points and there are players who feel more self-conscious. Players who train with you see them laugh and when it comes to the game they are more muted. ” Change of Iván Alejo. “The card has advanced the change. That type of reaction has them many times. The two changes, both he and Garrido, have been for the cards. ”Cristóbal Parralo: “I am happy for the delivery of the team”The Racing coach claims to be happy for the sacrifice of the teamor to cover the expulsion of Olaortua, but also sad for not having gotten a reward for that work. The minister insists that problems arise one week after another, this time, they suffered expulsion and injury.Match played. “As it happened four days ago against Las Palmas, we had a meritorious point almost in our possession, but football is that capricious. We have to get up and continue. I keep the effort of the team. ”Expulsion of Olaortua. “It is not known what would have happened with eleven players, but we had to multiply. The injury forced us to make another change. Things come like this. I have to check the images of the expulsion, from the bench I have not seen it well. I haven’t talked to him yet. During the break we tried to adjust the lines, but I didn’t have time to talk to him. ”Defeated players “We have many matches with very similar situations. When you have such a need to rate, these situations get worse and are much more painful. ”Defensive work. “I speak of my team, I want to highlight the solidarity that has existed after the expulsion so that the lack of that player is not noticed. I feel happy for the delivery and sacrifice of the team, but sad because it has not been rewarded. “Goal of Cádiz. “I knew there would be phases in which we were going to suffer. The team at the time of the goal was fine. Just before we had the chance to score. This time we had injury and expulsion and a goal, to make it even more dramatic, at the discount. ”last_img read more

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The month of hope

first_imgRdT and the signing recordObviously, the first month of Abelardo will also be marked by the record investment that the Espanyol of Chen Yansheng has made in signings, which are also of immediate performance, to the joy of a coach who has been able to count on them the day after they were presented. Leandro Cabrera gave a good feeling against Athletic, Adrián Embarba played a few minutes that day and even gave an assist (even if it was somewhat involuntary) and Raúl de Tomás is demonstrating why he is the highest signing in the perica history: beyond his class , goes to goal per game. He certified the win against Villarreal and gave the tie against Athletic.Common senseBut Abelardo is, above all, sensible. On the pitch, adapting their schemes to the characteristics of the template, instead of being obscured in a drawing with a Corsican patent. And in the press rooms, for simply explaining what happens, projecting optimism but without falling into populist or unrealistic approaches. It is normal, which must continue the day the team loses.Return of IllusionIn short, these last 31 days, since Abelardo conducted his first training at Espanyol, have meant an injection of self-esteem into a parakeet environment that had practically lowered his arms. And most importantly, it has blown conviction to a staff that was at a crossroads. They are sensations, because Espanyol is still colista. But now there is hope. Today a month ago Abelardo conducted his first training at Espanyol. In this time, he has cut two points to the permanence, he has tied with a whole Barcelona, ​​he has received a record investment in signings and, above all, has generated illusion where there was depression. But it’s only the beginning: the team is still a colist.Unbeaten in LaLigaAt three, four and five points respectively were Leganés, Celta and Mallorca when Abelardo Fernández took the reins of a Espanyol in free fall, defeated with rumble in Butarque and unable to win in LaLiga since October. In this month in charge, the coach has not yet lost (he did in the Copa del Rey, before the Royal Society, which has been positively read as a backpack less than endure) and has managed to tie a whole Barcelona (2 -2), defeat at home to Villarreal (1-2) and match against Athletic (1-1) a match that until his arrival would most likely have been lost. Already ‘alone’ remains to win at Cornellà-El Prat.RevaluationThe good results do not come alone, and if Espanyol has cut two points in three days to stay it is largely because the players, most of whom were presenting minimum benefits, have been revalued in terms of performance. Abelardo has touched the key in obvious cases such as Marc Roca, who went from wrecking in Leganés to shine on the next day, against Barcelona, ​​and others like Sergi Darder, Javi López, Óscar Melendo or Jonathan Calleri, who has recovered the claw and the smell with a technician who already knew him well from the stage of both in Alavés.David López, the cornerstoneSpecial mention deserves the relocation of David López to a midfielder, his natural position, which already seemed prohibited for the rest of the coaches. And it is what has helped to balance a team that did not score goals and was a strainer. Brave the movement because Abelardo did it before signing a central, and with Fernando Calero far from his best level. But, next to Marc Roca, it has worked.last_img read more

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The most expensive transfers in the bench market

first_imgSuccess is expensive and thus, Jose Mourinho becomes one of the coaches who has moved the most money in transfers. Chelsea invested 6 million in their pass from Porto in 2004, when with that money something could still be done in the transfer market, and Real Madrid had to raise the offer to 8 in 2010 to change Giuseppe Meazza for the Bernabéu. Curiously, in both cities he left a Champions League before leaving and in neither of the two in which they paid for him was he able to conquer La Orejona. In short, 14 million to leave seven titles on the Bridge between the two stages and three, with the League of Records included, at the Bernabéu. Brendan Rodgers and new Leicester boomThe foxes wanted to get closer to what they were with Claudio Ranieri and thought that Brendan Rodgers had to be the chosen one. In February 2019 they paid Celtic 10.5 million and they were not wrong.ANDREW BOYERS & nbsp; (Action Images via Reuters) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>ANDREW BOYERS (Action Images via Reuters) Although clubs usually use the money for transfers in footballers, There are times when a coach is more than necessary and the leaders are mortgaged almost as much as if he were a footballer.In A Bola they collected the coaches who have moved the most money in the market, leaving the top of the ranking for an unexpected André Vilas Boas. His good stage in Porto, culminating in the achievement of the Europa League, earned him a ticket to take command of Chelsea.If it came in July, in March 2012 and after just 40 matches in office he was already out of Stamford Bridge.The Special One priceJose Mourinho is a coach who leaves his mark wherever he goes and, generally, successes. The self-imposed nickname of Special One is more than accurate because if Setúbal’s passes through a team, the fans always remember his time in his titles, his character …MATTHEW CHILDS & nbsp; (Action Images via Reuters) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>MATTHEW CHILDS (Action Images via Reuters)center_img The Northern Irishman has not led them to win the Premier yet but has returned them to Champions League positions and for several weeks kept the Foxes behind an intractable Liverpool and above an ocean liner like Manchester City. If you leave them in Champions, the investment will already be covered.Real Madrid and Chelsea, among those who invested the mostIn this list and with a simple sum we can see that the clubs that have invested the most have been Real Madrid and Chelsea, both with the common denominator of Jose Mourinho. In this classification three coaches appear for which Real Madrid paid: the aforementioned Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini (€ 4M to Villarreal) and Carlo Ancelotti (€ 3.8M to PSG) to make a total of 15.8 million invested in the benches.Chelsea beats Real Madrid with 21 million euros invested by adding 15 in Villas Boas plus 6 invested in Jose Mourinho. It should be noted that all those millions ended up in the coffers of Porto, an excellent negotiator when it comes to having to dispose of his best assets, be they players or coaches.Among those who have entered the most is Porto with those 21 ‘kilos’, Celtic with 10 from Rodgers and Sporting from Braga, since just a few days ago Sporting from Portugal paid their € 10 million clause to name him coach after just 13 games played with the archbishops.last_img read more

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Sandra Paños: “We have the Champions between eyebrows and eyebrows”

first_img“The goal is to repeat and improve on last year (Champions League final)”In the middle of the quarantine, Cloths hopes to “return to normal soon” and continue the competition. “I would like to finish the season, since we had a very good rhythm. Hopefully everything can be maintained in this way. We have worked very well to fight to win titles again and we want to put the icing on the season with them “, says the Alicante goalkeeper, who jokes when asked if they see each other again in the Champions League final.“Right now see you at home (laughs). We have between eyebrows the Champions and the goal is to repeat and improve on last year, “says Sandra, who hopes they will not change the double-match format in the European tournament. “The fans deserve to live this type of game”, stresses, while admitting that they are preparing mentally “for what comes.” For now, we will have to wait to see it again on the green. “It is getting tough. You lose the routine of going every morning to train and it is crazy” says the goalkeeper, who engraved with a tattoo that says ‘Ready for everything’, although “never” imagined something like that. Sandra Cloths (29 years old, Alicante) is the great guardian of almighty Barça. Born into a family purely linked to sports (her father and brother as soccer players and her mother as an athlete) the portress azulgrana carries in his veins the sports gene. “I don’t see myself living on anything other than sports,” says the Valencian, after recounting how hard it has been to combine INEF studies with a career as a professional footballer. “When you combine it with studies or work, you unconsciously divert attention from what sports is“, Explain.Along these lines, Paños celebrates the great achievement of the signing of the collective agreement, a document with which he hopes that, right now, the Primera players can dedicate themselves “100% to soccer”. “I think the agreement is good, but it has to be improved. Minimum rights have been set, but it is necessary to go a step further so that the level of competitiveness is higher“says Cloths who, after five years at Barça, is” fortunate to be in a team with a strong commitment to women’s football. “The Alicante footballer has experienced the quality leap of the Barça team from within. “When you compete with the biggest is when you realize that there are many things to change and improve. The final of the Champions League (4-1, against Lyon) was a turning point. After that game we decided that we had to train more and better. And I think we are achieving it and that we are having a fairly high level, “says Cloths, who pursues its third consecutive Zamora being the least scored goal of this First Iberdrola, in which Barça is the solo leader with a nine point advantage over Atlético (2nd).last_img read more

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