Westbrook gets another triple-double, Thunder beat Lakers

first_imgThe Thunder led 58-46 at halftime, but the Lakers chipped away and pulled to 77-71 by the end of the third quarter.A putback dunk by Enes Kanter and a steal and dunk by Oladipo pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 10 in the first minute of the fourth.The Lakers tried to hang tough. Nick Young made a 3-pointer to trim Oklahoma City’s lead to 95-91 with just under five minutes remaining. Adams scored in close, and Westbrook followed with a fast break dunk after a steal by Adams to put the Thunder back in control for good.TIP-INSLakers: Randle made 5 of 6 shots in the first half, while the rest of the team made 13 of 39. … Los Angeles shot 5 for 18 on 3s in the first half and finished 7 for 32 for the game. … Luke Walton was denied his first road win as Lakers coach.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFPOKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 33 points as part of another triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.Westbrook, coming off a 51-point triple-double against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, also had 16 assists and 12 rebounds against the Lakers. According to the Thunder, he joined Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with two triple-doubles in the first three games of a season.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND READ: Westbrook has 51 points, triple-double as Thunder beat SunsThe Thunder have won 20 straight regular-season games when Westbrook registers a triple-double. He clinched this one, the 39th of his career, in the third quarter. He ended the game with season averages of 38.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.7 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentVictor Oladipo added 20 points for the Thunder.D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle each scored 20 points for the Lakers. Thunder: Westbrook ranks second among active players behind LeBron James in triple doubles. James has 43. … Oklahoma City had 17 assists on 23 baskets in the first half. … Westbrook attempted 44 field goals and 20 free throws on Friday. He took 21 shots and six free throws on Sunday.UP NEXTLakers travel to Indiana to play the Paul George and the Pacers on Tuesday.Thunder head west to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday and the Golden State Warriors and former teammate Kevin Durant on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Durant’s 37 lifts Warriors past pesky Suns MOST READ Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway EDITORS’ PICK BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Riley wins BCA presidency in landslide

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies director Conde Riley won a landslide victory here, Thursday night to become the new Barbados Cricket Association president. The veteran administrator garnered 284 votes to easily beat out challenges from former Director of Sports Erskine King, who collected 85 votes, and former BCA acting president Deighton Smith, who picked up 80 votes. Riley, an outspoken retired banker who has served in various capacities both at the BCA and Cricket West Indies, replaces legendary former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner, who is now the senior Windies team manager. “I am very surprised at the number of people who voted for me. I have served on the board of the BCA with my two opponents, and I know their ability,” Riley was quoted as saying afterwards. He said that one of his first priorities would be seeking an end to a dispute that has marred the Everton Weekes Under-13 Championship. Lawyer Calvin Hope was also elected as vice president after picking up 170 votes to defeat former England Test batsman Roland Butcher (118), Maurice Gaskin (107), and Kamal Springer (37). Another lawyer, Gregory Nicholls, has returned as board secretary after winning the race with 172 votes, with Anthea Ishmael (142) and Winston Stafford (112) failing to gain sufficient favour with the BCA membership.last_img read more

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Where is the reciprocity?

first_imgDear Editor,Granger in his dire need to legitimise, as well as bring his Government into recognition in Caricom brought the Prime Minister of Barbados to Guyana at our 50th Independence celebration. Minister Freundel Stuart was given a red carpet welcome and accorded all the courtesies befitting a leader of another country. In so doing, President Granger was extending the love, friendly and good neighbourliness that exist, or should I say “should exist” between fellow sister Caricom territories. At a regal ceremony held here, Mr Stuart was given Guyana’s second highest award, The Order of Roraima.Now, Barbados held their golden jubilee celebrations a few weeks ago and Mr Granger was in attendance, taking some of our soldiers with him to perform a spectacular fireworks display, which they did commendably. Now, one would have thought that the Prime Minister of Barbados would have reciprocated with the usual knighthood of our leader, but this was not to be. Instead, Mr Granger was only made mention of that he was in attendance and that he gifted the Bajans with his fireworks and nothing else. Without even delving into the details, one can readily conclude that his visit there did not hit a very high note where the Bajan was concerned. His presence there was low-keyed to say the least.So, being crestfallen as he was, President Granger then made the excuse that he was not there hunting for an award, but to show his appreciation of the Barbadian Prime Minister for his support in our border issue with Venezuela. Now, I am looking up my history to see if this statement coincides with anything I know about Barbados’ sterling support for Guyana and have come up empty handed. And even if that was so, why didn’t the Guyanese leader get a knighthood, or some other dignified recognition from his Bajan counterpart? Where is the reciprocity? For Stuart to have accorded Granger any other accolade it would have been an indictment on his, as well as other democratically elected leaders in Caricom. I like to go back a little into history, when Burnham died none of the Caricom Leaders came to his funeral, no not one. Were they so busy that no one could have attended? No? They were all showing their disdain for the lack of democracy in Guyana. It was protest action from Caricom’s leaders.I would close by saying this, despite Nagamootoo’s rhetoric of “not being an Indian” he could have been afforded all the accolades of “An Indian” from India’s Government, why couldn’t Granger be given that respect right here in his backyard?Sincerely,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Tundo, big guns sit out Mombasa rally

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya 29th October – Deposed Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) champion, Carl Tundo, is among several big guns that will skip the season-closing KCB Mobi Bank Series Rally in Mombasa.Other bigwigs set to miss the Saturday event in the coast include speed merchant, Alistair Cavenagh and veteran Azar Anwar with the former preparing to race in the East Africa Classic Rally. Their withdrawal gives seasoned driver, Ian Duncan, an almost unobstructed view to finish second in the KNRC behind Baldev Chager who sealed the crown at the penultimate Guru Nanak Rally last month.The coast showdown organized by Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) last traversed the north coast region two years ago with the round held in the south coast last year.Speaking at the launch Tuesday, MMC steward George Njoroge said the rally will be a grand finale to what has been a successful season. “This will be showcased by the choice of the route. It’s very smooth, very fast and drivers will definitely have fun after a long season. It’s not a car breaker.”Njoroge announced that two spectator stages have been planned for maximum safety and enjoyment.“Entries are still open till Thursday evening. We have seven stages out of which four will be repeated twice. There will be two spectator stages Vitengeni Youth Polytechnic and the other next to Mazingira next to the KCB Kilifi branch.”Charger who sealed his second title since 2008 after a commanding performance at Guru Nanak will be part of the action that has 43 drivers confirmed thus far.The 2013 2WD champion Dennis Mwenda has confirmed entry after winning the national title also with a round to spare last month.As the 2WD continues to bring out some of the best rally driving seen in a long time, several studs who have tasted glory are expected to race including Leo Varese who has exchanged his long time VW to a lighter and faster Toyota Corolla. Others are Sammy Nyorri, Charan and Dalbir Thethy and Gurmit Thethy.Meanwhile, KCB has promised to continue with its long term partnership with the sport. Speaking at the same function Director of Logistics Asiko Owiro added, “We have been sponsors for the last 11 years as of now we do not want to lose it. We and the Kenya Motor Sports Federation have partnership and today we can call it being linked at the hip. Parting ways will not be easy.”Recce for coast round is scheduled for Friday according to clerk while scruteneering and documentation will also be held on the same day from 11am to 5pm at the Concord Motors Kilifi.The rally starts on Saturday morning at 7am outside the local branch of the bank and will see the drivers tackle Mwangea, Mazingira, Creek, Malomani, Dngicha areas.The ceremonial finish is set from 4pm at the same location.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Veteran Baraza retires from football

first_imgSharesSofapaka forward John Baraza.PHOTO FILE/CourtesyNAIROBI, January 13 – Sofapaka captain John Baraza has announced his retirement from the sport after two decades of top flight football.The 2004 Africa Cup of Nations veteran was one of the oldest players in the Kenyan Premier League where he has been playing for Sofapaka since 2009. Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Baraza took to his Facebook account to announce his retirement as he praised his former coaches and team mates who stood by him in his entire career that saw him win many awards.“As I walk away from playing the game, I would like to say a big thank you to the people who throughout a long way in my long playing career they helped propel me into a mentionable FIGURE in the football industry, they helped me SCOOP lots of AWARDS and CHAMPIONSHIP medals.”“So special mention to all coaches that we worked together. To the coaches Manoah, Twahir, Ghost Mulee, Salim, Zico, Kimanzi,Timbe, Davy, Kheri, Bobby, Naggi and many I wouldn’t mention.“People, Coach Twahir Muhiddin stands out because he never gave up to show me how to score goals even when I kept on missing lots of goals , so sincerely speaking in him I got the art of scoring,”Baraza declared in part of his statement.He added, “Thanks coach for your trust, your honesty and your passion for pursuit of excellence in me.“In international circles I would like to thank, coach Ghost Mulee, he gave me the Chance to get on the platform and I think I did not disappoint because we won Cecafa back 2002 and went to Afcon in Tunisia 2004 and over there we managed a win which was commendable.”Baraza has had an illustrious career which started in earnest in 1994 when he joined Oserian Fastac playing for them until 2002.In 2003 Baraza moved to Sylvia in Sweden before making a return to Kenya where he joined Tusker and later moved to Chemelil Sugar where he played until 2005.In 2005 Baraza crossed the border to neighbouring Tanzania where he joined Young Africans(Yanga) where he left an indelible mark scoring goals at will.In 2006 Baraza moved to Asia where he joined Polis DRM in Malaysia playing until 2007 when he moved back to East Africa and joined Rayon Sports in Rwanda playing until 2008.In 2009 Baraza moved back to Kenya joining Chemelil before he was lured the same year by Sofapaka as he led them to their first ever Kenyan Premier league win as debutants.Baraza has bagged 43 caps for Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars playing a crucial role in the 2004 Africa Cup of nations where he scored against Burkina Faso.He has bagged several awards in Kenya from the Kenyan Premier League footballer of the year award, to several golden boots awards he has been the pinnacle of the striking department for many years.-By SuperSport.com-last_img read more

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Son, daughter-in-law of Oral Roberts focus of lurid allegations

first_imgAt a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus known for its 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands, Roberts said God told him: “We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit … is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion.” San Antonio televangelist John Hagee, a member of the ORU board of regents, said the university’s executive board “is conducting a full and thorough investigation.” Colleagues fear for the reputation of the university and the future of the Roberts’ ministry, which grew from Southern tent revivals to one of the most successful evangelical empires in the country, hauling in tens of millions of dollars in contributions a year. The university reported nearly $76 million in revenue in 2005, according to the IRS. Oral Roberts is 89 and lives in California. He holds the title of chancellor, but the university describes him as semiretired, and his son presides over day-to-day operations on the campus, which had a modern, space-age design when it was built in the early 1960s but now looks dated, like Disney’s Tomorrowland. Cornell Cross II, a senior from Burlington, Vt., said he is looking to transfer to another school because the scandal has “severely devalued and hurt the reputation of my degree.” “We have asked and asked and asked to see the finances of our school and what they’re doing with our money, and we’ve been told no,” said Cross, who is majoring in government. “Now we know why. As a student, I’m not going to stand for it any longer.” The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three former professors. They sued ORU and Roberts, alleging they were wrongfully dismissed after reporting the school’s involvement in a local political race. Richard Roberts, according to the suit, asked a professor in 2005 to use his students and university resources to aid a county commissioner’s bid for Tulsa mayor. Such involvement would violate state and federal law because of the university’s nonprofit status. Up to 50 students are alleged to have worked on the campaign.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TULSA, Okla. – Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts’ university, or else he would be “called home.” Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal. Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors’ expense, including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter’s senior trip to the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay. She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as “underage males.” last_img read more

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Cech out of Arsenal’s clash with City and Cazorla won’t play again this season

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech receives treatment during game against West Brom Petr Cech has been ruled out of Arsenal’s must-win Premier League clash with top four rivals Manchester City.The Czech goalkeeper sustained a calf muscle injury in the shattering defeat at West Brom before the international break.But the 34-year-old former Chelsea No.1 has failed to recover despite the rest period and could also miss next week’s visit of West Ham United.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed: “We lost Petr Cech at West Brom. I think he could miss Sunday and then Wednesday against West Ham and then could be available after.”The French coach added that midfielder Santi Cazorla is now certain to miss the rest of the season, but he expects Chile striker Alexis Sanchez to face City.His leading scorer came off injured at West Brom, but has played two full World Cup qualifiers for his country since then.‘There’s only one team in London!’ – Arsene Wenger dismisses Chelsea link to Alexis Sanchez and insists forward wants to stay at Arsenallast_img read more

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Officer hurt in tunnel ambush; police sweep area in manhunt

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – A Los Angeles police sergeant was injured Saturday when two men attacked him with a bottle and a knife after he went to help one of the men, police said. The officer was jumped about 2 p.m. Saturday after a man flagged him down to report someone lying in a pedestrian tunnel at the Ventura Freeway and Sale Street, said Michel Moore, deputy chief of Valley Operations. Officials said that when the West Valley Division sergeant entered the tunnel, he was struck from behind by a man believed to have been wielding a bottle. The man who had been lying on the ground then lunged at the officer with a knife, police said. The other fled north down Sale Street in a possibly gray 1980s Toyota Previa minivan. “We believe this to have been an unprovoked attack on one of our sergeants,” police Chief William Bratton said at the scene. “We’re seeking the public’s help in reporting any suspicious activity.” The attack was one of an increasing number on Los Angeles police officers. This year, three other LAPD officers also have been wounded in attacks, according to police. Forty officers were involved in shootings, which police say is an indicator of life-and-death threats. Shortly after the Saturday attack, two dozen Metro Unit Division cars rolled down Ventura Boulevard with sirens blaring. The Metro Unit, which includes the S.W.A.T. team, patrolled Woodland Hills in riot gear, cruising the neighborhoods with shotguns while seated two abreast in open police cruiser trunks. Residents and tourists were aghast at the attack on a Los Angeles law enforcement officer. “Awful,” said Robert Mirabilio, 44, of Westlake Village, who stood outside a perimeter buzzing with police. “I can’t believe that. “This is just crazy.” “It’s completely meaningless,” said Jonathan Moskow, 33, of San Francisco, who had just eaten lunch with his grandmother up the street. “I’m grateful the cops are doing all they can to find these guys.” – a white male, 30 to 35 years old with brown hair, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans – dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe officer fired at one of the assailants; police said the sergeant believes the man was hit. The sergeant, whose identity was not released, was taken to West Valley Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with lacerations to his head. The attack launched a door-to-door search of the area by scores of law enforcement officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s metro and K-9 units and the California Highway Patrol. Police have asked for the public’s help in locating the two men, who fled after the attack. One suspect was described as a white male, 30 to 35 years old, with short hair and dark clothes. last_img read more

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Sports columnist Strey dies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Strey penned a popular column called Strey “Slants on Sports” and made sure high school sports from Montebello to La Habra were well covered in it. His column reflected a vast knowledge of the subject matter, said those who worked with him. “He was different as a sports guy. He was non-athletic but knew more about sports than most people,” said Milt Stark, the Whittier College sports correspondent during Strey’s time at the paper. Tim Rich, the son of Mel Rich, former managing editor of the Whittier Daily News, was a reporter-photographer for the paper when Strey was sports editor. He remembers Strey as a kindly editor who gave him tickets to a Los Angeles Kings hockey game back in the 1960s. John Strey, sports editor and columnist at the Whittier Daily News for two decades, was still writing high school sports stories in San Marcos at the time of his death. He died Wednesday at the age of 87. Strey began his career in the Midwest, where he worked on several newspapers. His time at this newspaper began in the early 1960s and ended in 1982, when the paper was purchased by Thomson Newspapers. “I was sitting in the audience when the puck landed about 20 feet in front of me then rolled toward me,” said Rich. “I brought it back to John and he used it as a paperweight.” After his time at the paper, Strey worked as sports information director at both Whittier College and Rio Hondo College before going to Palomar College in San Marcos in the 1980s, where he also served as sports information director. Strey was also a sports writer for the now-defunct Vista Press and San Marcos Courier. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and was a huge Badgers and Chicago Cubs fan. At the time of his death, Strey was still writing sports part-time for the Rancho Santa Fe Times, covering Torrey Pines High School athletics. “We just saw him on campus last week,” said Palomar sports information director Tom Saxe, who was the sports editor at the Vista Press and San Marcos Courier when Strey wrote for those papers and also worked with Strey at Palomar. “John was still writing sports, doing something he loved, at the age of 87. “I know he’s somewhere right now interviewing his all-time favorite football player, Alan `The Horse’ Ameche \.” In one of his favorite pictures of himself, Strey was standing with home run king Hank Aaron, said one of his colleagues. Strey is survived by his wife, Camilla of San Marcos, and two daughters. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 in the clubhouse at Rancho San Marcos mobile home park, 971 Borden Road, San Marcos. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Claire Rafferty: FIFA must punish Cameroon for ‘absolutely chaotic behaviour’

first_img“The final straw for me was the push on the referee which was just so disrespectful,” Rafferty continued.“We try to fight so hard for a platform in football and when you’re given a platform playing at a World Cup, you shouldn’t abuse that.“Women’s football is not going to be affected by one isolated incident, that game wasn’t normal behaviour.“It was uncalled for and a punishment needs to be put in place to set that precedent but I don’t think it will damage the women’s game. Getty Images – Getty boost And Rafferty, who played for England at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, similarly hit out at the Cameroon players.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT.com, she said: “Cameroon’s behaviour was absolutely chaotic. It was just a total loss of emotional control.“I totally applaud passion and desire and will to win but I think the referee lost control of the game, she didn’t set a precedent enough.”The match also saw Cameroon’s Jeannette Yango push referee Qin Lang when chasing the ball, and, although it’s not totally clear whether her actions were deliberate, Rafferty was particularly unimpressed with this incident and believes the time has come for FIFA to take firm action. punished England’s win against Cameroon will be remembered for all the wrong reasons 3 LATEST latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Cameroon were particularly physical with England in a game which saw Nikita Parris struck by an elbow and Steph Houghton narrowly escape serious injury following a bad challenge from Alexandra Takounda.Furthermore, Augustine Ejangue was caught on video spitting on Toni Duggan during the match.But the most controversial Cameroon moments saw them stage an on-field protest after England were allowed their second goal after a VAR review, as Ellen White was onside after initially being called off.And the losing side looked like they were going to leave the pitch when forward Ajara Nchout had her strike in the second-half disallowed following another VAR check – replays showing she was slightly offside in the build-up.Cameroon manager Alain Djeumfa labelled the treatment of his players as a ‘miscarriage of justice’ but opposite number Phil Neville told talkSPORT he felt the Cameroon players were disrespectful. Getty Images – Getty deals It is understood 6.9 million people in the UK watched England’s victory over Cameroon Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa The Cameroon players looked like they were going to leave the pitch at points The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 3 Claire Rafferty believes punishment must be dealt to the Cameroon players for their shocking behaviour against England at the Women’s World Cup.The Lionesses booked their place in the quarter-finals in France with a 3-0 win, but the game will largely be remembered for the losing side’s actions. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS JIBE 3 Getty Images – Getty Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions TROPHY “There was something like 6.9million people in the UK watching the game so we don’t want it to be feeding this kind of behaviour down, we want it stamped out.“The game isn’t damaged but it’s not done it any favours.”last_img read more

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