Southland Gives Back: Stephen F. Austin Student-Athletes Team with Toys for Tots

first_imgNACOGDOCHES, Texas – As has been the tradition during the holiday season for years, the Stephen F. Austin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again teamed up with the Toys for Tots organization to provide a joyous holiday season for individuals and families around the Nacogdoches area.The Lumberjacks’ SAAC coordinated toy drives during the SFA’s Nov. 15 home football game against Northwestern State, the Dec. 1 women’s basketball game against Wiley College and the Dec. 7 men’s basketball game against Louisiana Tech.In addition to the toys collected during the three drives, various Stephen F. Austin student-athletes also donated toys during their team Christmas parties. Those offerings were added to the haul collected from SFA’s three games.Toys for Tots began in 1947 and has become an avenue for raising funds and purchasing toys. The organization currently distributes 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children annually.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

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FAVORED MOTHER MOTHER RALLIES TO TAKE $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS BAFFERT & ROSARIO TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:16.20

first_imgFAVORED MOTHER MOTHER RALLIES TO TAKE $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS BAFFERT & ROSARIO TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:16.20ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2020)–With more than $57,000 to win bet on her in the first flash of the tote board, Bob Baffert’s Mother Mother “drifted up” in the wagering to go off as the 2-5 favorite in Sunday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita and she ran like it, rallying from off the pace to register a 1 1/4 length win under Joel Rosario while getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.20.A solid third in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes on opening day Dec. 28, Mother Mother, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Pioneerof the Nile, broke sharply with blinkers off, but was in hand while a measured third leaving the three furlong pole, about 2 ½ lengths off of dueling leaders Show It N Moe It and Lady Ninja before launching a three-wide-bid around the turn. With Show It N Moe the first to tire, Mother Mother, who was hand ridden by Rosario, took command inside the sixteenth pole.“The blinkers off helped,” said Rosario, who collected his third win of the day.  “She was good early, she relaxed well. Those two fillies (Show It N Moe It and Lady Ninja) really wanted to go to the lead and my filly was the best horse in the race.”Five-time graded stakes placed, Mother Mother, who opened up at odds of 1-9 in a field of five older fillies and mares, paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10.Owned by Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman and Mark Mathiesen, Mother Mother, who is out of the Lion Hearted mare Mother, picked up her second stakes win and improved her overall mark to 10-3-3-2.  With the winner’s share of $47,400, she increased her earnings to $363,061.“Last time, she was out on the lead and I told Joel we took blinkers off because she got a little rank,” said Baffert, who will celebrate his 67th birthday on Monday.  “Joel always rides his own race and I don’t try to get in his way…He said they were going a little fast early so he rode her with a lot of confidence like you’re supposed to ride a 2 to 5 shot.”So, where does racing’s most recognizable figure intend to spend his birthday tomorrow?  “I’m gonna watch Clemson beat LSU (in tomorrow night’s College Football National Championship Game).  I’m all Dabo! (Sweeney, Clemson head coach).”Clearly second best on the day, Lady Ninja, who was the second choice at 2-1 with Flavien Prat, finished 4 ¼ lengths in front of Show It N Moe It and paid $2.40 and $2.10.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Show It N Moe It, who was off at 15-1, paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.93, 44.96 and 1:09.85.Racing resumes with a four-day week on Friday. First post time for a seven-race card is at 1 p.m.  Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m.last_img read more

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Lloris blasted on Twitter for howler in Spurs’ Champions League clash

first_img1 Hugo Lloris made two huge mistakes to put Spurs in real trouble in GermanyCredit: Rex FeaturesAfter Eric Dier had thrown his body on the line to block a shot earlier in the passage of play, Lloris let his defence down.Sabitzer grabbed the ball from the rebound and aimed a shot at goal.But Lloris was slow to get down and got an extraordinarily soft hand on the ball, eventually allowing the ball to find the back of the net.And he made ANOTHER blunder ten minutes later when Sabitzer’s header beat him far too easily at his near post.Sabitzer aimed an angled header in the general direction of the goal and Lloris was caught flat-footed and was too slow to react.Again, the Frenchman got a hand on it but was unable to stop it from crossing the line.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe blunders meant Tottenham went 3-0 down on aggregate, needing to score at least three with no strikers on the pitch to progress.Lloris has had a tricky season, injuring himself after yet another howler during the 3-0 loss at Brighton.And typically after Tuesday night’s performance, fans and pundits alike were quick to ridicule Lloris for his horror show in Germany.Former Premier League champion Chris Sutton got in on the act, tweeting: “I’ll say it again… Lloris stinker.”Ex-Tottenham star Darren Bent added: “What is going on with Spurs and Lloris?”One account even joked Lloris had become the “French Jordan Pickford”.Another even suggested the stopper’s career could be over, saying: “Lloris is done, isn’t he?”Spurs eventually crashed out of the competition following a 3-0 defeat – Emil Forsberg adding the third goal for Leipzig.I’ll say it again… Lloris stinker https://t.co/fmmwRvfxnU— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 10, 2020 Fancy embarrassing yourself?Hugo Lloris: https://t.co/MyzsSkEoPn— Nick (@nickbolts86) March 10, 2020 If Hugo Lloris’s wrists were a chocolate bar #FOYS pic.twitter.com/NN6l81Dy7y— Steve (@TheoHector2018) March 10, 2020 HUGO LLORIS has been slammed on Twitter after his early howler put Tottenham in huge trouble in their crunch Champions League clash at RB Leipzig.The French stopper, 33, allowed Marcel Sabitzer’s tame tenth-minute strike to slip through his hands and nestle in the bottom corner of the net.Spurs are in BIG trouble now!Leipzig double their lead in the tie…It’s now 2-0 on aggregate to the German outfit pic.twitter.com/wmAzoZCV0R— 🇩🇪Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport🇩🇪 (@btsportfootball) March 10, 2020 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brighton Lloris is done, isn’t he?— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) March 10, 2020 There is no goalkeeper more over rated than Hugo Lloris#RBLTOT #ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/ew3KjeZXCj— Darren (@Darren94775262) March 10, 2020 MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearLloris is just a French Jordan Pickford— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 10, 2020 What is going on with Spurs and lloris— Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) March 10, 2020last_img read more

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Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service

first_imgSON HEUNG-MIN arrived ready to kick off his three-week military national service on Monday morning as he made the most of the Premier League’s coronavirus suspension.The Tottenham star, 27, joined up with the South Korean marines at a boot camp on the southern island of Jeju where he will complete his basic training.9 Son Heung-min arrived at the marines boot camp ready to begin his three-week military service9 He will be exposed to tear gas, learn how to rifle and be put through combat exercises and live-fire drills during the campUnder South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service, unless you earn an exemption.Son had earned that exemption after winning gold with his country at the Asian Games in 2018 but has opted to undertake the short-term training now.He turned up to the military camp wearing a black cap, green hoody, black trackies and white trainers as well as a face mask.Once the forward begins his service, he will be exposed to tear gas, learn how to rifle and be put through combat exercises and live-fire drills to ensure he is fighting fit.Son, who has recovered from a fractured arm suffered in February, will also will also do chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training as well as undergoing discipline education.An official at the Marine Corps revealed the gruelling schedule that Son will face during the mandatory service.9 The Tottenham star will learn a series of new skills throughout the training campCredit: EPA9 Son will be put through his paces during the three-week service in JejuCredit: Getty Images – Getty9 The military service will take place while the Premier League is suspended due to coronavirusCredit: Getty Images – GettyThey told Reuters: “The CBRN training is usually the toughest part of the boot camp.”Once you’re in the military, you should be able to fire a rifle, breathe in the gas and participate in a battle, rolling and crawling around the field.”During the march, our regular Marine Corps recruits would bring 40kg of equipment but it could be much lighter for alternative trainees depending on the time.”However, the South Korean begged fans not to watch his stint with the military and instead follow government guidelines.A statement on his Facebook page revealed fans and reporters have been in contact asking if they could catch a glimpse of him in action.It read: “As large gatherings have been discouraged due to the Covid-19 virus and as we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event up to the public.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong”This decision is being made to ensure the safety of the fans and reporters and to prevent any dangerous situations from arising.”Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son looks forward to completing his military duty and doing his best at the training facility.”After completing his three weeks of service, Son is expected to return to Tottenham in May and will hope to be back in Premier League action soon afterwards, depending on the situation with the coronavirus crisis.9 The Tottenham forward wore a green hoody, black trackies, white trainers and a face mask on the southern island of Jeju9 He has not played since scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Aston Villa due to a fractured armCredit: PA:Press Association9 Son earned an exemption from the 21 months of service after winning gold at the Asian Games in 20189Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete four-week national service in South Korea during coronavirus season delaylast_img read more

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Manly rookie Kelly tipped for NRL spot

first_imgKelly joined the Sea Eagles after three seasons with the Gold Coast Titans in the NYC where he scored a club-record 35 tries from 54 matches.He also scored four tries for the Junior Blues in the 2015 State of Origin clash but it’s not just his attacking ability that has caught the eye of his teammates. With the future of club legends Brett Stewart and Steve Matai in doubt, Lawrence said the 20-year-old had the temperament to work his way into the first grade squad if his pre-season form was anything to go by. “I’m not the coach, but I’d put him in the side,” Lawrence told NRL.com at the Auckland Nines Captains Call. “He’s shown experience beyond his game-time and that shows me that with a bit more time on the field, he could do some great things. You don’t want to rush it, but at the same time you want to give him a go and see what happens.”Lawrence has tipped his younger teammate to be one of the stars of the Nines, warning opposition defences to beware of Kelly’s footwork. “We’ve all been training against each other since October and now it’s an opportunity for us to get out there and show it against the real opposition. Young blokes like Brian can really make a name for themselves if they have a good tournament,” he said. “You wouldn’t want to be standing still because he’ll dance right around you with those feet of his. He’s also got a really good head on his shoulders. He’s really settled in here and he’s really comfortable in his new surroundings.”This will be Kelly’s second trip to the Nines after playing one game for the Titans in last year’s tournament where he gained valuable experience and learnt a lot about what was needed to make it in the NRL.Now he wants to show Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett that he has what it takes to cut it against the game’s elite. “This is probably the first real chance that the coaches get to see any kind of footy, so here and the trials are a great opportunity to show them and my teammates what I can do,” Kelly told NRL.com. “I’ve had a few chats with Trent and he’s been upfront and honest about what he wants from me. He says I need to keep training hard and working hard, and if I do that then rewards may follow.”I want to show them what I can do in defence, and I know the attack will come after that.” Hailing from Ballina on the NSW north coast, Kelly admitted to feeling homesick for the first few weeks down in Sydney. But the support of his teammates, coupled with Manly’s seemingly endless supply of beaches, made the transition a smooth one. “I was a bit homesick at the start but it’s all good now. The boys have been welcoming so it makes it heaps comfortable,” he said. “I’m a 100 per cent beach boy so I’m always heading down to the beach after training or when I have some spare time.”last_img read more

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Ireland claim historic grand slam

first_imgThe Irish made light of sleet and biting wind and an England team desperate to avoid a third successive defeat as they deservedly led 21-5 at halftime with tries by Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and the prolific Jacob Stockdale.England, unbeaten at home in the Six Nations since 2012, managed tries by Elliot Daly in each half, but were unable to gain a foothold in the face of ferocious Irish defence.Ireland’s Conor Murray added a penalty in their only second-half score before England finished with a Jonny May try in stoppage time that came far too late to spoil what will be an Irish party to remember.Following Scotland’s win in Rome earlier in the morning and with just the Wales versus France game left in the championship, England will finish outside the top three for the first time in 12 years and could end as low as fifth.Ireland, who have now won 12 games in a row, top the standings on 26 points ahead of Scotland on 13, Wales 11, France and England on 10 and Italy with one.Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greg Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.Scotland scored four tries before snatching victory from the distraught Italians but the result could well have gone the other way, with an expectant home crowd of 60,000 on the verge of celebrating a first Six Nations victory in three years.Italy were already guaranteed to finish last for the 13th time since their first Six Nations. Their string of 17 straight defeats in the competition equals the worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere’s premier tournament since France racked up 17 losses a century ago between 1911 and 1920.last_img read more

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Panthers flex muscles to extend Eels winless streak

first_imgThe match featured some fairly stilted attack and low completion rates – plus high penalty counts – from both teams.The Eels had no shortage of attacking opportunities and enjoyed the lion’s share of the ball but asked very few questions of the Penrith defence, which regularly rushed up to shut down the time Eels halves Corey Norman and Mitch Moses had to look for options.However the Panthers themselves also looked a shadow of the team that completely dominated the Cowboys in Townsville last week; while the likes of Reagan Campbell-Gillard and James Fisher-Harris made a huge statement through the middle, halfback James Maloney wasn’t able to exert the same dominance.While the Eels showed an almost complete refusal to look for second-phase play or off-the-cuff football, a change in approach in the closing stages helped them look more threatening. Penrith had got on the board in just the fifth minute through a Maloney penalty goal but a Dylan Edwards error from the restart handed the ball back to the Eels.It was from that set the Panthers conceded a penalty that allowed a Kaysa Pritchard quick tap to catch Merrin offside. Referee Henry Perenara had no hesitation in sending the prop to the sin-bin for a professional foul.Tim Mannah repaid the favour in almost identical circumstances shortly after Merrin’s return and unlike Penrith – who held their line for the 10 minutes they were down to 12 men – the Eels cracked almost immediately.James Maloney caught Michael Jennings out of position to put in a perfect chip kick for Josh Mansour to score in the 20th minute.While Parramatta looked largely bereft of ideas in their regular journeys into Penrith’s red zone, they did create one gilt-edged chance in the 27th minute through a left-edge overlap only for Josh Hoffman to drop the ball with the line begging.Michael Jennings went close on the opposite flank five minutes later while James Maloney looked to have scored five minutes from half-time only to be denied by an obstruction from James Tamou taking out Will Smith.Maloney added a second penalty goal on the stroke of half-time for a 10-0 lead at the break.The Eels desperately needed to be next to score and they got their wish shortly after the resumption as a mix up between Dylan Edwards and Josh Mansour from a Mitch Moses grubber handed George Jennings his second try in his second game for the club.The 10-6 scoreline held firm through almost the entire second half as each team’s defence proved more than up to the task of handling their opponent’s attacking plays.With Penrith turning away a few late attacking raids, a late Maloney penalty goal sealed the 12-6 result.last_img read more

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Valencia confirms that Garay has affected ligaments

first_imgIf in the match against Celta there was bad news for those of Mestalla that was the injury of Ezequiel Garay. The defender had to retire when I was about to finish the first half due to discomfort in the knee after having suffered a bad fall in a jump with a Vigo player. The Argentine was tested on the pitch but finally could not continue and the Valencian fans feared the worst.The club has issued a medical report confirming that the center suffers a “ligament injury”, but does not clear doubts about the severity of it, which is “pending evolution”. Ezekiel retired yesterday from Mestalla on crutches and with his entire leg immobilized, Y after a first scan today, you will undergo more tests that determine the extent of your injury in the next few days. But It is inevitable that coach Albert Celades does not think about the vital Champions League crossing against Atalanta, for which Gabriel Paulista is sanctioned and Garay’s figure will gain more relevance than ever. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 2, 2020last_img read more

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These are the 10 most frequent causes of death worldwide

first_imgCancer. With a total of 9.56 million deaths a year, cancer is already for many one of the diseases in which all medical attention should be paid. Among the types of cancer, lung cancer is the most widespread.Respiratory diseases. This type of diseases leaves a total of 3.91 deaths per year. They are related to viruses, bacteria or tobacco. Dementia. There are different cases of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common of all, occupying 70 percent. A total of 2.5 million people die each year from dementia. Gastrointestinal diseases They directly affect the organs, and although they may seem a rarity, they cause nothing more and nothing less than 2.38 million deaths per year. Complications at birth. No parent wants their child to have complications at birth. Unfortunately, these types of complications leave up to 1.78 million dead. Diarrhea. For many it will be a strange case, but the truth is that a whopping 1.57 million people die each year from diarrhea. His death is caused, in the vast majority of cases, by very common bacteria known to all. From salmonella, through shigella. Diabetes. This disease and which directly affects blood glucose, leaves a total of 1.37 million deaths per year. Liver disease The liver is one of the organs that we need to take care of as it is responsible for cleaning the toxins in our body. These types of diseases leave a whopping 1.32 million deaths per year. Traffic accidents. While they would not be at the top of the table, it was impossible to ignore that car accidents leave millions of deaths a year. In total we talk about 1.24 million people dead, a figure that is only increasing. Death is something nobody wants. Unfortunately, it can reach us in the most unexpected and unexpected way. We can meet on the road with our family by car, swimming on the high seas or just traveling by plane and find our tragic destination. But, what are the causes that leave more dead at the end of the year?Today we are going to tell you what are the ten most common causes of death. In case you are wondering, they are not about traffic accidents or any other reason related, for example, with animals. The data has been collected by the University of Oxford in 2017.Cardiovascular diseases. These types of deaths include those caused by heart attacks, thrombosis or hypertension, among others. That is, those that affect the circulatory and vascular system. Cardiovascular diseases cause a total of 17.79 million deaths. Image: iStockcenter_img Traffic accidents leave several million deaths a yearCancer has been placed as one of the diseases to considerlast_img read more

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Koke and the celebration against Liverpool in the Champions League: “We don’t disrespect anyone”

first_imgHow does the dressing room feel? Happy, it has been a tough week with very complicated matches. This is the path we must follow, because we always talk about it being a year with many changes, we are recognizing Atlético from many years beyond who it is. It is the Atleti that we all want to see.Is it a booster for Anfield?We play on Sunday against Espanyol and we can only talk about the next game, that question does not make sense.Was the celebration of the match against Liverpool exaggerated?We came from a bad streak and the game ended, we thanked people for the victory and it is a moment of happiness, we must not give more ball or more foot, we must not give it more laps. We do not disrespect anyone, we won and were happy, nothing more. Every match that is won is to be happy. If they had won Liverpool they would have uploaded happy photos.They find the results.The requirement of Atlético to this day is the maximum, it is normal that there is this transition time, when many people leave it happens to everyone, we have also had many injuries. We would like to see how other teams would be in our conditions.How do you feel after overcoming the injury?Very calm and very happy for the job well done. I am always with the same humility and work. We have to rest and for the match against Espanyol and we have to continue working and winning matches to play such important matches as Liverpool.Would you like Monkey Burgos to follow?If something happens with Germán he will have to explain it, I am nobody to explain the situation of each one. He is an extraordinary type and it is he who must give explanations.Can Liverpool be a turning point?When people are healthy, today is the first game with almost everyone, except Lemar, it is important. The more players we are in, the more competition of the first team there is and it is the results that make you look at things differently.How do you see João Félix? He is a young boy, he has a lot of room for improvement. Many cracks have had to adapt to Atlético, it is not easy to adapt to Atlético. It has a lot of room for improvement. If João wants to, listen to the coach and his teammates, he will be the player we all want to see. He is not having luck with injuries, but I think that in the future we will end up seeing the player we want to see.Correa: “Winning Liverpool has given us a lot of confidence …”She’s in her best moment?Yes, I’m having a good time and I’m very happy about that and I hope to continue like this until the end of the season helping the team.What is that force that moves you across the field?The coach asks me to play in one position and then in another and try to do my best to help the team.After this great week the team has another pint.It was a very important week for us. We are very happy with the results we had and because almost all of the injured returned. We are all together to continue competing.After the summer that happened, did you think it would be so important?That is already in the past and all team players are important. We have to be prepared for when the coach needs us.After winning Liverpool, the ambitious team has been seen.That victory against Liverpool gave us motivation and strength and we are aware that we have to keep winning in the League to continue up there.In flash interviewbelt, author of a goal and an assistance in the comeback of Atletico, valued for the Movistar microphone + the team’s performance:Again decisive, with goal and assistance.It was very important for us to leave the 3 points at home, we knew the results that had been given and we are happy for the victory.From Liverpool you see a 100% Atleti.That triumph gave us a lot of confidence and a lot of strength to face what comes until the end of the season, we have to continue in that lineChampions celebration.Liverpool is the best team in the world, it was a year since I lost and it was an immense joy. Going there will be difficult, but that is still missing. We enjoy these games in the league while.Third in the classification.It is what we want, to be fighting up, we are happy with the result.last_img read more

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