Riot police to patrol Miami Beach for remainder of spring break due to rowdy crowds: Reports

first_imgtravelview/iStock(MIAMI) — The Miami Beach Police Department is beefing up the number of officers to patrol crowds for the remainder of spring break after several incidents involving alcohol-induced revelers have caused chaos in the city, according to reports.On Tuesday, Miami Beach officials held an emergency meeting to address the alcohol-induced antics the partiers have brought to the city, the Miami Herald reported. The meeting was filled with resident, who expressed anguish at the disarray, that they said is particularly egregious this year, according to the local newspaper.Incidents have included a driver on the MacArthur Causeway serving alcohol to passengers in another vehicle, a brawl on the beach and a woman, who was knocked unconscious, near Ocean Drive.In another incident, Mariah Michelle Logan was killed by a hit-and-run driver on her way to the airport, according to the Miami Herald. Logan, 23 of Chicago, reportedly yelled “Bye, Miami” while hanging out of the car window on the Airport Expressway before she flew out of the car, landed on the road and was struck. The driver stop, then took off, police said.In addition, numerous videos showing drunk teens and 20-somethings stumbling throughout the city’s sidewalks have appeared on social media, according to the Miami New Times.The police department announced that starting this weekend, it will deploy about 25 officers, who will be wearing riot protective gear, in front of Ocean Drive to seize alcohol and drugs to prevent spring breakers from getting too intoxicated. Barricades and all-terrain vehicles will also be used to disperse crowds. Goodwill ambassadors are also being used to clean up the trash left on the beaches.The plan will bump the cost of dealing with spring break crowds from $1.1 million to $1.5 million, the Herald reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Post Doctoral Associate (43090)

first_imgThe Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studiesis a campus-wide interdisciplinary center located at the Universityof Florida, administratively housed in the College of Education.Major UF collaborators include the College of Education, College ofMedicine and the Health Sciences Center, the College of PublicHealth and Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts andSciences, and the Office of Human Resource Services. The Center isseeking applications from those interested in a post-doctoralassociate position.Job description: Coordinate and collaborate with Centerpersonnel on existing Center projects (including research studies,training, and technical assistance projects); supervise graduateresearch assistants and other staff associated with Centerprojects; engage in research and scholarship activities; engage indissemination activities, including scholarly reports andpublications; and perform other relevant Center and professionalservice activities.Expectations: This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track,grant-funded position with an initial appointment of 1 year thatcan continue for up to 4 years. This position is a time limitedposition and continuation of this appointment is contingent uponthe availability of funding, Center needs, and satisfactoryperformance in the position.All applicants must hold a minimum of a doctoral degree in earlychildhood education, early childhood special education, child andfamily studies, or a related field.Preferred applicants will have demonstrated skills in implementingresearch, training, or technical assistance projects and theability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate fora range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills thatfoster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectivelyindividually and as part of a team; and the ability to coordinatemultiple projects and staff.Candidates must be supportive of the mission and goals of the AnitaZucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. Candidatesmust have the desire and ability to foster and engage ininterdisciplinary, collaborative research, training, or technicalassistance.Candidates with experiences managing research data sets, knowledgeof a range of research methodologies (group experimental,correlational, single-subject experimental, qualitative), advanceddata analysis skills, and competencies with advanced statisticalsoftware are desirable.Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculumvitae, and a list of four references.Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2019. Applicationsreceived after this date will be considered at the discretion ofthe search committee.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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COO of Westbury Body Armor Firm Gets 7 Years for Fraud

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The former chief operating officer of a Westbury-based body armor supply company was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison following her $200 million fraud conviction four years ago. Sandra Hatfield and her boss, David Brooks, the founder of DHB Industries, were convicted in September 2010 of securities fraud, insider trading, conspiracy and obstruction of justice after prosecutors argued that the pair artificially-inflated the company’s stock and looted the business for personal gain. Hatfield also pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return. The 60-year-old from LaFollette, Tennessee was also ordered to forfeit approximately $1.8 million in illicit profits. DHB supplied body armor to the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies. Hatfield resigned in November 2005 and Brooks was removed as CEO in 2006. The company later relocated to Florida and was renamed Point Blank Solutions, Inc. Trading on the American Stock Exchange was suspended in May 2006 when the scheme became public. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch said in a statement that “rather than honor the bravery of those who donned DHB’s products, Hatfield preyed upon investors, lied to them, and looted the company.” Prosectors characterized Hatfield as a liar who not only filed a false tax return, but also misled the Security and Exchanges Commission when they came knocking. Brooks was sentenced last August to 17 years in prison for what prosecutors called his “leadership role” in the fraud.last_img read more

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OneBet’s Shannon defends Tipster Challenge title at Hamilton

first_img Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 1bettingexpert2.2512.83 2Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 3Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 4Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 5Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Submit In a new role as horse racing tipster for OneBet, Sarah Shannon is back to defend her Tipster Challenge title in the seven-race meet at Hamilton.Shannon has taken a chance with second favourite Gulf Of Poets (4:10) for her Nap of the Day, which can score double points for the Betting Gods sponsored competition.By contrast, bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris has been more conservative by promoting the chances of odds-on Amy Blair (3:40), who won on this course just five days ago.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Lina’s StarComes from a yard with a very strong hand with juveniles and can make a winning debut if the market vibes are strong.OneBet: Miss Bar BeachIt’s hard to pick a winner in a race of two-year-old’s, but Keith Dalgleish’s Miss Bar Beach looks to have the best form, with the filly finishing second her last outing at Beverley.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Souls In The WindDrops right down in class after showing some ability in Eire for his astute new yard.OneBet: Don ValentinoThree-year-old Don Valentino has had a strong start to the season, with a fourth and third place finished and will be looking to add to trainer David O’Meara’s win record for June when he takes to the track at Hamilton.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: Ted’s BrotherHad an excuse last time but had been running well in defeat previously on the AW and he has plenty of soft ground form in the book.OneBet: High ExpectationsGordon Elliott has made the move to flat training this summer, and it’s his charge High Expectations who looks the one to beat in this race. Winning his first outing of the season at Ayr, he is only upped 5lbs for his run here.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: Amy Blair (Nap of the Day)Made all to win over a furlong further here last week and is expected to follow up despite a 6lb penalty.OneBet: Amy BlairFavourite Amy Blair has already had a successful start to the season at Hamilton, having won his last outing here just five days ago. The distance of the race is slightly shorter this time round, but it should be another victory here.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Archie’s AdviceCaught the eye from a poor position last time out and has been given a chance by the handicapper.OneBet: Gulf Of Poets (Nap of the Day)Trained by Mark Easterby, the five-year-old comes into this race and should pick up his hat-trick this afternoon.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: Honeysuckle LilWon on soft ground the last time she came to Hamilton and has been running herself fit in three starts so far at Ripon this season.OneBet: Ancient AstronautThe four-year-old has had a strong start to the season with a strong six-furlong win at Thirsk, and despite finishing second last time out at Newmarket, he should be able to pick up a victory here.____________________________________5:15bettingexpert: Perfect WordsIs now back below his last winning mark and shaped better than the bare result last time out.OneBet: Roy’s LegacyWith eleven runs under his belt this year, he has already picked up three victories, his last coming at Chester over a similar distance to this. He should be able to cope with the going at Hamilton and is the one to watch here.____________________________________ Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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Matt Duchene free agency news: Center signs 7-year deal with Predators

first_img NHL free agency news: Penguins sign winger Brandon Tanev to 6-year deal NHL free agency news: Devils sign Wayne Simmonds to 1-year deal He was traded to the Blue Jackets at the deadline last February and previously told reporters he would “definitely” consider returning to Columbus. However, the Blue Jackets weren’t able to sort out a deal before other teams began speaking with him Sunday.According to a report from The Athletic, Nashville emerged as the front-runner right away.Told that there won’t be any deal between Columbus and Matt Duchene before the UFA speaking period opens Sunday. Fair to say Nashville is the front runner.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 22, 2019Duchene had 58 points in 50 games with the Senators before being dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he recorded four goals and had 12 points in 23 games to close out the regular season. WE GOT HIM. 🤠#Preds | @Matt9Duchene https://t.co/JyLP8cmlmM— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 1, 2019″Our objective this offseason was to bolster our offense, and signing Matt Duchene gives us another dynamic goal-scoring, playmaking center,” Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We are excited to add his skill and experience to our top-six forwards and look forward to the next seven years of Matt and his family in Smashville. Matt’s love of country music and passion for the city of Nashville make this partnership a perfect fit.”Duchene reportedly met with both the Predators as well as the Canadiens earlier last week.  Related News He registered 10 points in 10 playoff games with Columbus and helped the team to its first postseason series win in franchise history, a four-game sweep of the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning.Duchene is coming off a five-year contract that had a $6 million AAV. Matt Duchene has found a new team.Duchene will join the Predators on a seven-year, $56 million deal, the team announced Monday. Artemi Panarin free agency news: Rangers land star wingerlast_img read more

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Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup

first_img The England men’s team pulled off a fantastic double with a consecutive clean sweep at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain.The quartet of Bailey Gill, Ben Jones, Tom Plumb, and Tom Sloman successfully defended the trophy, with Sloman winning the individual title in a tense finale.The championship was contested by 15 countries and this is England’s eighth win. Previous victories were scored in 2018, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2004.Meanwhile the England women’s team came third in their event in their best-ever result in this championship.The men won by eight shots at the end of a tough week, when a brutal wind made playing conditions difficult. Men’s team manager Gareth Jenkins commented: “This is a tremendous achievement.“The wind was really, really strong for the first two days and then it was swirling, making it very difficult on a course where you have to have pin point accuracy,“But the boys just dug in and they were really fantastic. It was a whole team effort and while it was never easy, it was great fun.”The team were in third place after the first round, but took the lead at the halfway stage and held on from there.They set out on today’s final round with an eight shot advantage over Holland, only to see that halved after the first three holes when their opponents made a fast start. But England kept playing steadily and the challenge faded.Sloman, however, had a roller-coaster on his way to the individual title. He had a two shot lead going into the final round but he struggled until an eagle three on the 14th put him right back in the mix.His dramas continued until the 18th, where his drive finished in the trees, but he managed a par after holing out from 15ft, completing the last five holes in one-under. It proved to be a winner when Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn missed from 4ft, failing to force a play-off.The women’s team of Georgina Blackman, Emily Toy and Bel Wardle were lying second with a round to play and were disappointed to slip back to third. But, team manager Jenny Henderson commented: “It was a good week for the women on a challenging golf course which demanded excellence in all areas. An exceptional work ethic ensured they were prepared to battle through windy conditions to put themselves in contention on the final day.”She added: “This is one of the few events where England Golf have the opportunity to send a male and female team and the dynamic has been great, with both teams working together and supporting each other throughout.”Players:MenBailey Gill, Lindrick, YorkshireBen Jones, Northamptonshire County, NorthamptonshireTom Plumb, Yeovil, SomersetTom Sloman, Taunton & Pickeridge, SomersetWomenGeorgina Blackman, Chelmsford, Essex,Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall,Bel Wardle, Prestbury, CheshireClick here for full scoresCaption: Back row, from left, Tom Plumb and Bailey Gill; front row, from left, Gareth Jenkins, Tom Sloman and Ben Jones. 13 Apr 2019 Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup Tags: elite golf, England teams, European Nations Cuplast_img read more

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A Unique Valentine’s Day Experience! Silent Movie: ‘Lucky Star’ With World-Class…

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Curated by the incomparable world-class theater organist Dennis James, the Center’s Silent Movie Series bring to life the golden age of cinema. A treat for the eyes and ears, each movie shines with live music played on an Olympia treasure from 1924, the Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ.“Lucky Star” is a powerful romance starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, known as “America’s Favorite Lovebirds.”  Make your Valentine’s Day a unique experience to remember!Tickets are on-sale now!DATE: Friday, February 14TIME: 7:30 pmVENUE: Washington Center Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SECOST: Tickets: $23 | General AdmissionFor more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.last_img

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High School Sports Is His Business

first_img“It never gets old, it’s great,” said Chrampanis, whose passion comes through in the video narration. “I get as much satisfaction watching some of these best kids in the country as watching a local team win its first game in two seasons.”He enjoys documenting the early starts of the up-and-coming players, raising their profiles and introducing them to working with the media. He was among the first to hand a microphone to Ranney School basketball superstars Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, and has enjoyed watching them grow in the past three years. “These kids from Ranney are going to be household names across the world in about four years,” he said. He was also there to watch Frankie Tagliaferri of Colts Neck grow in her soccer career. He expects she could make the World Cup team.As for what comes next, Chrampanis is close-lipped but hints there are initiatives in the works.“We want to perfect the Jersey Sports Zone model and see what happens,” said Chrampanis. He said the site would always remain fee-free and advertiser supported.He said he won’t forget the athletes, fans and sponsors who gave his fledgling idea its boost in the beginning, citing support from The Two River Times’ publisher Domenic DiPiero, and the Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven communities.“I’ll be forever indebted to the kids in this area for supporting us before we were a household name,” said Chrampanis. “The kids at RBC and RBR, I certainly am not going to turn my back on them. We’ll be at their games,” he said.This article was first published in the Sept. 21-28, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By Christina Johnson |LITTLE SILVER – For three years, broadcaster Rich Chrampanis and a small team of multimedia journalists have been documenting high school sports in Monmouth and Ocean counties for his online startup, Shore Sports Zone.Now his unique brand of professionally produced scholastic sports coverage is going statewide, thanks to an investment from a new partner. Jersey Sports Zone announced on Sept. 1 it will now cover the high school sports scene everywhere in New Jersey, including the often overlooked southern and western sections of the Garden State.“We’re going to be the most dominant digital media in the state, when it comes to high school sports,” said Chrampanis, 47, of Little Silver. “On Sunday, we had 110,000 organic Twitter impressions in one day. That’s a lot of people looking at your website – and we’re only 17 days old.”Covering all of New Jersey is an ambitious goal for Chrampanis and his roving team of three fulltime multimedia reporters and a roster of freelancers who brave the heat, rain and snow hoping to capture great moments in sports. There are more than 500 school districts, and a multitude of different varsity sports, and nearly all of those sports have a girls’ and a boys’ team. But for starters, Jersey Sports Zone will be focusing on where the most interest is, and that means football, soccer, hockey, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Other sports, like field hockey, swimming, golf and others will also be covered, he said, as well as coaches and college recruiting news.The new principal owner of Jersey Sports Zone is Dale J. Florio, an attorney and well-known Trenton lobbyist, who serves as an assistant basketball coach at the Hun School in Princeton. Chrampanis is the company’s chief operating officer. He is also the sports editor at The Two River Times, where he oversees the newspaper’s high school sports coverage for the Monmouth County weekly.Jersey Sports Zone’s immediate goal is to tell the story of what happened at the game last night, narrated with video highlights of the most talked-about plays, crowd reaction and post-game interviews. The stories are produced directly after the game, in sessions that can last until the early hours of the morning so the recaps can be posted by 6 a.m. on YouTube.There also are the feature stories, where reporters capture the players off the field to learn more about their motivations, hopes and dreams. The company slogan is “Go Beyond the Score.”For Chrampanis, his job is a dream come true, and the natural result of his career path. He grew up in Middletown, attended Christian Brothers Academy, and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. For the past 20 years he has been a TV sports director and on-air sports anchor for network affiliates in places like Iowa, Maine and South Carolina. Unlike here, high school sports were covered in those TV markets. Chrampanis produced a popular Friday night high school football show in Myrtle Beach that rounded up results from 15-20 games and actually pre-empted “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”“They take it very seriously. It’s a very big part of their communities,” he said. Nothing like that exists on air in New Jersey, due to the traditional dominance by and priorities of the New York and Philadelphia markets, he explained.As digital media grew, Chrampanis took stock of his role in TV broadcasting and realized things were changing fast. He and his wife, Dianne, and kids, Luke and Carly, decided to take a risk to move back to Monmouth County and build their own high school sports news digital media company. His local competition was Shore Sports Network, which has since been purchased by Townsquare Media, and the Asbury Park Press.“We found an audience immediately,” said Chrampanis. In the first year, Chrampanis, his wife and a few helpers hustled to cover six to eight games on a Friday night, and four to six games on a Saturday. The athletes shared the videos on social media; parents were excited to see the shows and word of mouth grew. By its third year, Shore Sports Zone has earned 3.5 million views on the website, and 2.5 million on YouTube. Local and corporate sponsorship supports the site.last_img read more

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Leaf win fourth straight by doubling Rockies 6-3

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs returned to their old slow-starting ways.Only this time it didn’t cost them any points in the standings.Nine different players hit the score sheet as Nelson doubled the Columbia Valley Rockies 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The win, coupled with a 5-1 shellacking of the Kamloops Storm Saturday, is the fourth straight for the Green and White and moves the Leafs into a third-place tie with the Spokane Braves. Nelson has won six of seven games.“This feels good . . . we’re pretty confident now so we feel pretty good,” said Leaf forward Colton Schell.Schell, teaming up with newcomer Brennan Foreman, scored the Leafs final goal during a three-goal third period that iced the contest for Nelson. But it was the slow start that had the players talking.“We came out flat at the start thinking that this was going to be an easy game,” explained Schell as the Leafs met last place Rockies with only five wins on the season. “For some reason our first periods have been bad all year. Maybe it’s a lack of preparation but we need to focus better.”Patrick Martens, on the power play, and Stephen Hynes of the Rockies scored in the first period. Nelson took control of the game in the second, outscoring the Rockies 2-1 in the second on goals by Gavin Currie and Evan J Moir, scoring his first of the season.Foreman, Currie and Schell completed the scoring for Columbia Valley in the third.Marcus Beesley stopped 20 of 23 shots, including a few of the spectacular variety in the third, to register the win. Nelson out shot Columbia Valley 34-23.Saturday the Leafs knocked off one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL in the Kamloops Storm. “We came out knowing (Kamloops) is one of the top teams in the league and if we want to be one of those teams we had to beat them and we did,” said Schell of the four-goal win over the Storm.Connor McLaughlin, who has been scoring goals wherever he’s playing, netted a pair to lead the Leafs. McLaughlin, given the night off by coach Chris Shaw, helped the Trail Smoke Eaters to victory during a road trip to northern B.C. by scoring twice against Prince George. McLaughlin scored twice in the opening frame, one coming on the power play.
Martens gave Nelson a 3-0 lead before Mike McCance solved Nelson starter Darren Hogg.In the third Connor Enright and Dallon Stoddart scored to put the game away. Tanner Burns and Currie, who now leads Nelson in scoring with 33 points, added a pair of assists.LEAF BANTER: Leaf coach Chris Shaw was without assistants Jason Rushton and Sean Dooley, both in Vernon attending a coaching clinic. . . .Nelson continues to beat up on teams outside the Murdoch Division, improving to 8-2 on the season. However, it’s inside the division that the Leafs are experiencing growing pains as the Green and White are a collective 6-9 against Murdoch opponents, with four of the wins coming against Grand Forks. Nelson has yet to defeat Murdoch front running Castlegar or Beaver Valley this season. . . .Newcomers Brennan Foreman and Joel Stewart have four and two points, respectively, since joining the team Thursday in Grand Forks. . . .Nelson hosts Spokane Friday and Castlegar Saturday as the team moves back to games within the division. Saturday’s game is in the Civic Centre Arena as the Leafs help the city celebrate the arena’s 75th anniversary. [email protected]last_img read more

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End of labour dispute good news for high school athletes

first_imgNot only did the school strike/lockout affect classroom studies for students throughout the province, but also many extracurricular events including high school sports in BC.The late start has put a damper on the fall sport season — which includes sports as fieldhockey, boy’s soccer, volleyball and cross country running.Coaches are now playing catchup to try to get somewhat of a season in before zone playoffs and provincial tournaments happen in October and November.”BCSS (BC School Sports) has confirmed that the seasons will not change – no extension to fall season,” Mount Sentinel volleyball coach Joe Moreira said Tuesday. Moreira is doing his best to keep the Mount Sentinel Senior Girl’s Volleyball program afloat by hosting a tournament this weekend.”We have had four teams drop out so we are scrambling a bit,” Moreira explained. “Job action has taken a bit of a toll.”At L.V. Rogers High School, senior girl’s coach Jennifer Kidd hosted the first practice of the season Tuesday and will attend the Mount Sentinel tourney beginning Friday at Selkirk College in Castlegar.Meanwhile a few of the fieldhockey players have been staging informal games in Nelson to try to stay sharp for the upcoming season.The Kootenay Cross Country season begins October 1 in Kaslo.”We will continue to have races set up on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and will try to fit in 3-4 races before the Zone Championship on October 22,” a cross country spokesperson said on the zone website.last_img read more

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