SPEAKEASY QUOTES-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RUBEN FUENTES, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I had never been on this horse, not even in the morning. They were going so quick up front that he settled on his own. I saved ground at the rail and we had a dream trip. It opened up and he finished strong.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I felt like one of my horses was going to win, both of them ran super and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses.“It was one of those last-minute entries it was about 10 o’clock in the morning before entries closed and I called Nick (Cosato) and said, ‘Hey, I think  we should take a shot. If I owned the horse I would do it.’ He said ‘go ahead’ and lightning struck.“He showed a lot first time on the grass he was dead last and finished with a flourish, so onward and upward. My filly Bulletproof One deserved a shot as well. She ran super but we had to check and wait and came through. A horse freaked out at the gate (Mr. Tip) next to her so she didn’t break well. I’m just really proud of the horses and my whole team and I would like to thank the owners for the opportunity.“Ruben (Fuentes) is a great young rider and a great young kid. I’ve been riding him more and with rides like this we will be riding him even more.”“Sometimes you take a shot and you win, sometimes you embarrass yourself, and sometimes you run one-two and it’s real sweet.“We’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup, absolutely ($1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint at five furlongs on Nov. 1).”     NICK COSATO, OWNER, SLAM DUNK RACING: “It’s kind of crazy. You run the favorite in the race Ginobili), then you’ve got to survive an inquiry (with El Tigre Terrible). There was a lot going on, a lot of moving parts here. We bought this horse as a yearling at Pomona with the hopes of running him grass eventually.”NOTES: The winning owners are Slam Dunk Racing or Michael Nentwig.last_img read more

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CALLAGHAN’S BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

first_imgFirst Star–Drayden Van Dyke–122Del Mar May–Joe Bravo–120Free Cover–Abel Cedillo–120Stirred–Geovanni Franco–120Bellafina–Flavien Prat–122Bell’s the One–Javier Castellano–122Hard Not to Love–Mike Smith–120Motion Emotion–Mario Gutierrez–120Mother Mother–Joel Rosario–120Special early first post time on opening day is at 11 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. CALLAGHAN’S BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS LA BREA IS ONE OF SIX GRADED STAKES ON OPENING DAY DOCKET; FIRST POST TIME SET FOR 11 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019)–Trainer Simon Callaghan’s brilliant Bellafina, a fast finishing second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 2, heads a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, one of six graded offerings on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day.The leading money winner in the field with earnings of $1,386,725, Bellafina will face stiff competition recent Grade II winner Bell’s the One, who ships in from her New Orleans base, Bob Baffert’s Mother Mother, who’s been twice second to the top choice and trainer John Shirreffs’ improving allowance winner, Hard Not to Love.BELLAFINAOwner:  Kaleem Shah, Inc., Magnier, Tabor, et alTrainer:  Simon CallaghanA 5 ¼ length winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 6, she was subsequently fifth as the 9-5 favorite in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 3 and was a well beaten third as the 2-1 choice in the Grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga three starts back on Aug. 3.  A well beaten fourth in the Grade I Cotillion Stakes at Parx Sept. 21, she then earned a career best 105 Beyer Speed figure in running second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.  With two wins, a second and a third from four tries at seven furlongs, Bellafina is strictly the horse to beat in the La Brea.THE GRADE I LA BREA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 11 Approximate post time 2 p.m. PTlast_img read more

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Spurs fans compare Sessegnon to Bale after scoring on first club start

first_imgNEW BALE ALERT 🚨 #Sessegnon— Chris Kent (@Kentworthy) December 11, 2019 I genuinely think, once Ryan sessegnon fully settles into the team, & he’s best position…. there will be no stopping him, almost like Gareth bale did years go..— graham.. (@downatthelane00) December 11, 2019 TOTTENHAM fans believe the club have the new Gareth Bale in flying winger Ryan Sessegnon.The youngster made an instant impact on his first start for the club after scoring the equaliser in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat at Bayern.1 Ryan Sessegnon scored past Neuer on his first start for SpursCredit: AFP or licensorsInjuries had limited the 19-year-old to just 33 minutes of action for Tottenham following his move from Fulham in the summer.But with Spurs already qualified with the round of 16 in the Champions League, boss Jose Mourinho gave him the perfect opportunity to impress against the German giants.He certainly grasped his opportunity with both hands when he smashed past Manuel Neuer after 20 minutes.A deflected clearance fell into his path on the left and he took one touch before unleashing a thunderbolt into the back of the net.Other times he showed glimpses of his pace and ability on the wing against France international right-back Benjamin Pavard.Supporters watching him in action believe they have a real gem on their hands and have even compared him to Bale.The Welshman left Spurs for Real Madrid in a then-world record £85.3million deal in 2013.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsOne supporter said: “Can’t be the only one who finds something distinctly Bale-esque about Sessegnon.”Another added: “Sessegnon is gonna be incredible. Reminds me a lot of Bale.”A third said: “I genuinely think, once Ryan Sessegnon fully settles into the team, & he’s best position…. there will be no stopping him, almost like Gareth bale did years go..”Sessegnon will now be hoping to force his way into Mourinho’s first-team plans with a hectic run of fixtures coming up.Sessegnon is gonna be incredible. Reminds me a lot of Bale.— Jack.A (@thfcjack_) December 11, 2019center_img Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next matchlast_img read more

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Eriksen instantly becomes most valuable Serie A star over Lukaku and Ronaldo

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has immediately become the most valuable player in Serie A ahead of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.According to Transfermarkt’s data, Eriksen instantly topped the table of Italy’s most valuable players after sealing a £17million move to Inter Milan from Tottenham.2 Serie A’s top ten most valuable players according to Transfermarkt dataThe 27-year-old signed a four-and-a-half year deal at the San Siro and the midfielder will reportedly earn £320,000 a week.The Danish playmaker tops a list which includes three of his new Inter Milan team-mates, four Juventus players and one apiece from Napoli and Lazio.These values are generated by the crowdsourcing website Transfermarkt who receive user evaluations from registered members who must show the justification behind their assessment.Judges then create the final market value figure by analysing the user generated data and considering other variables and their importance, such as age and contract length.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamEriksen’s high valuation will be a source of frustration for Spurs.They north Londoners had hoped to get Eriksen to stay but instead he ran his contract down, leaving them in a weak position to negotiate a decent fee.With just six months remaining on his contract they were forced to accept Inter Milan’s £17m offer.TOP OF THE PILEEriksen’s real value is estimated at £81m according to Transfermarkt, £4.5m more than Argentina international Dybala in second place.Juventus’ Dybala signed a five-year-contract at the Old Lady in 2017 and is also £4.5m ahead of Eriksen’s Inter team-mate and fellow Argentinian Lautaro Martinez who comes in third with his value of £72m.Martinez joined Inter from Racing Club for £17m in 2018 and the release clause on his deal, which expires in 2023 and earns him a reported £1.7m a year, is thought to be in the region of £94m.The only two defenders who make the top ten are Matthijs de Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly in fourth and fifth respectively with both valued at £67.5m.Dutch star De Ligt, 20, moved from Ajax to Juventus in the summer for that amount and takes home £206,000 a week after the Bianconeri won the race to sign the highly rated youngster.Napoli are expecting £100m for Manchester United target Koulibaly, 28, who has three-and-a-half years left on the contract extension he signed in 2018.RONALDO IN SIXTHRonaldo is also valued at £67.5m and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is down in sixth place despite the 34-year-old moving to Juventus from Real Madrid for £88m in July 2018.One place further down with the same value is another ex-United player in Inter striker Romelu Lukaku who moved to Italy from Old Trafford for £76.5m on a deal worth £300,000 a week last summer.Lazio’s midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is valued at £63m in eighth place after Chelsea were linked with signing the Serb for £70m last year.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe bottom two are Juventus’ central midfielder Miralem Pjanic at £63m followed by Inter’s holding midfielder Marcelo Brozovic whose value is estimated to be almost £10m less.Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Pjanic last summer but did not meet Juventus’ asking price of £86m for the 29-year-old who signed a five-year-deal when he arrived in Turin from Roma for £25.4m in 2016.Brozovic – famed for blocking a Lionel Messi free kick lying down – signed a new four-year-deal at the San Siro in 2018 and is estimated to be worth £54m.2 Christian Eriksen gives fans the thumbs up at Inter Milan’s training groundCredit: Alamy Live Newslast_img read more

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Holmes’s Origin II surprise

first_imgHe is a very different player to Oates who uses his size and leg drive to make metres through pure strength, but even with this advantage Oates (170) averages 15 running metres less than Holmes per game and it these little statistics that fall in favour of the Sharks flyer. Despite this, Holmes thinks Oates’s work in a Queensland jumper has been exceptional and that he is unlucky not to be playing in Game Two. “I thought him and Dane Gagai were very strong in a losing team. They both carried the ball very well. I didn’t think he would get cut,” Holmes said.”Everyone was saying they needed to make changes so they did, in both the forwards and the backs. “Corey has played a few games now and he’s done very well for Queensland. “I’m just going to play like I have been for club and Australia. I’ve done that by running the ball back hard and competing for everything. “If I get my chance to score I’ll definitely do my best to score it.”Holmes’s Origin debut has been a long time coming after being banned from selection for 12 months in 2016. Holmes was part of a large group of players that broke curfew during Queensland’s Emerging Origin camp at the start of that year. After doing his time, Holmes said it ultimately all worked out for the best and that he has learned from his mistakes. “All the boys learnt from that. It has worked out well,” he said.”I don’t know if I would have been ready to play Origin last year. I only had probably 30 NRL games under my belt. “It’s a good thing and I had a good year. I was happy with it.”The year ended with a Cronulla premiership and four of his grand final winning teammates will face off against Holmes when they run out for the Blues at ANZ Stadium. James Maloney, Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and Jack Bird will all be looking to one-up Holmes, and the 21-year-old said the banter had started already. “I did get a bit of banter there, especially the day after I got the phone call,” he said.”I had to go in for a little screening and all the boys were there. They were very proud of me and very happy for me, but obviously at the same time there was a bit of banter and they can’t wait to verse me out there. “It is a bit weird [knowing I’ll be playing them] but I can’t wait for it.”Video first featured at qrl.com.au The Maroons’ newest debutant will replace Oates on the wing in Game Two, with the 22-year-old Brisbane Bronco axed from the side after playing four-straight games for QueenslandOates was one of Queensland’s best in their 28-4 loss to the New South Wales Blues in Game One, running for 158 metres and scoring a try. It backed up his 2016 Origin form, with Oates running for the second-most run metres (397) in that series, finishing only behind teammate Dane Gagai (403) after three matches. But Maroons coach Kevin Walters has decided Oates should be the one to make way for Holmes who has been in fine form at NRL level. Holmes, who has represented the Australian Kangaroos on five occasions, averages 185 run metres per game, with a lot of this down to his speed and fancy footwork. last_img read more

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Body building action set for next week

first_imgThe New Caledonia body building team arrived in the country today.Bodybuilding has over the years seen some strong men and women compete from the Pacific Nations.With the history and culture of strong warriors coming from the various participating countries, it promises to be exciting and captivating. Tahiti and Papua New Guinea are favorites for this event. Weight divisions range from 65 kg to 100 kg and all categories.In New Caledonia in 2011 only women competed in the +55 kg and less -55 kg. 27 medals were contested in the last games.last_img read more

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Pacific Islands prepare for league test match blockbuster

first_imgNearly 50 of the players involved are already on NRL rosters. Saturday’s blockbuster schedule will see the Junior Kangaroos take on their Kiwi counterparts, before Fiji and Papua New Guinea lock horns. Samoa will clash with Tonga in the second test. “It’s definitely going to be physical, no player is going to be holding back, it’s just the history of the two nations,” Samoa captain Frank Pritchard told SBS News. “Come Saturday I’m sure there will be a lot of fans running on the ground at the end of the game.” Fiji captain James Storer said he had no doubt Pacific Islanders were almost born to play rugby league. “You look at Fijians naturally, rugby league is their game,” he said. “Look at Semi Radradra – it’s just an example, but there is a lot of them boys back in Fiji just waiting to get their chance.” Pacific Island players have long been a part of the NRL. Frank Puletua, the NRL’s recognition and award manager, knows first-hand just how much the face of the game has changed in the last two decades. Puletua played for the Penrith Panthers in the 1990s when almost the only other Pacific Islander in the team was his brother Tony. “When myself and my brother were coming through the ranks there was probably two or three of us,” he said. “It’s over about half the team now are Pacific Island players.”(Fiji will take on Papua New Guinea in the test match double-header this weekend.)last_img read more

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“I was going to be in Castilla, but I thought I could play in First”

first_imgDifferences between Spain and Japan: “The Spanish League is much more vertical than the Japanese. There are many more counterattacks in Spain and people live on it. The Japanese League is taking advantage of the Spanish because big players like Iniesta, Villa, Samper … That came it’s very good for Japan because that way people see both leagues more. “Kubo and Okubo: “Always changing from one country or another that is not your native country is very difficult. I know Okubo, who played here in Mallorca, and I had the opportunity to play with him in his last year. He told me that LaLiga is very difficult, but he loved the experience. “Arrival to Spain: “I was very excited to come here, although I did not know what was going to happen. I thought it was fortunate to be at the professional level so soon, at age 18. They came to Japan to tell me about the sports project they had with me. It all depended on me. , but I know that when I grow up I will have more opportunities with them. I have to stand firm and keep growing. “Workouts with Madrid: “At the moment I am doing what I can and continue like this. In training and in the matches, knowing the highest level of world football serves as a reference and hence calculating if one day I can get there. They taught me things that can be useful in the future. “ Take kubo, little by little, he becomes an essential footballer for Vicente Moreno. The last summer, Real Madrid decided that the best alternative for their growth was to leave on loan to Mallorca and the Japanese responds with leadership and talent in the three-quarter area of ​​Son Moix. In an interview for LaLiga, the Japanese footballer talks about his adaptation to the island and his desire to shine in the Santiago Bernabéu Sooner than later. LaLiga tracking in your country: “When I started watching football from other leagues, I started to watch Spanish. At that time I liked David Silva, David Villa, when Valencia was very strong. When I was little, no, because football was not very popular in Japan. as more Japanese come, more League games are seen, even if they are at night, and with the change even more. “ The decision in summer: “In principle I was going to stay in Castilla, but after the preseason I did I thought that I could still play in a First Division team and in the end I got Mallorca.”Arrival to Mallorca: “I had a lot more attention in me than in the other teams. They talked to me about how much they loved me (laughs). I’m getting used to it little by little, although it was hard for me to understand the rules both in the field and outside it. They came with the same game and the rules two years and I was the rookie. It cost me a little, well rather a lot, but with the help of teammates and coaching staff I adapt. I assume what I have to do and I understand what people ask me : make the best game of my life always and in attack help the team marking, giving assistance or making a key play. And in defense do not forget the fundamental concepts we have. “Goal to Villarreal: “Vicente (Moreno) told me that some goal of mine had to appear and it was. I am very happy about that.”Poor baggage of Mallorca as a visitor: “When we go away from home we lack something and the rivals take advantage of that. It is clear: we need a victory and everything will change there.”Real Madrid match: “It was a bit weird because I had shared the preseason with them and upon entering Vinicius greeted me and it was weird at first. Then I got into the game and when it was over I was very happy like the rest of the team.”Where are you better: “My ideal position I think would be that of midpoint, but today not many teams have midpoint, that is, I adapt to the position requested by the coach. Now I am playing in the band and I feel very comfortable.”Qualities as a footballer: “My main characteristic is to receive between the lines and start haggling from there. It is not my weakness, but to score a goal I have to be calmer at the end. But now that I have achieved a goal I think I will be calmer “.Objectives of Mallorca: “Try to save us and then look up.”First steps: “The important thing is how my career ends. I am lucky to have debuted as early in a League as this, I will try to go as far as possible and not regret anything.”Kubo, ambitious: “I would like to play some big game like a Champions League final or a World Cup and if I can win them then too.”last_img read more

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The Atleti squad pays the price of tickets for Valencia

first_imgThe Athletic will be very well accompanied by Atlético’s fans in the next league match against Valencia (Friday 14, 21:00 hours). The club sold out the quota of places that Valencia had given it and 508 followers of Atlético will attend the match. There were even more requests, but the Valencian club has not sent more tickets for the match. The price of each ticket is 40 euros, but traveling fans will not have to pay the cost of them. Atletico players have decided to run with the expense of the tickets, in gratitude for their support in a difficult time for the Madrid team. The template of Athletic He knows that things are not going as they thought and still the fans are still responding. And so they have decided pay the tickets of the 508 fans who will travel to Valencia.last_img read more

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Rafa Nadal will lead a list of six Top10 in Barcelona

first_imgThe top of an periodThe 2020 version of Trophy Depend of Godó it will open a new period since in 2021 there will be a change in the administration and exploitation of the event after greater than thirty years with the multinational IMG. The brand new accountable will be the Barcelona company Tennium, after the event proprietor, the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona, Open a tender in the center of final yr. The financial situations of the brand new settlement are unknown, however will be in power throughout three years, between 2021 and 2023.This has additionally been the final version that has been sponsored by the Barcelona’s city corridor (round a million euros) and should be renewed.An important half is the tip of the sponsorship of Banc Sabadell, That offers title to the event. This sponsorship additionally ends in this version. The RCT Barcelona stated in its day that each events wish to proceed their relationship, which has lasted for greater than a decade, however the settlement has not but been renewed. Relating to worldwide illustration, the veteran Japanese participant stands out Kei Nishikori (nº31 of the World Rating), twice winner in Barcelona, ​​with the younger Russian Karen Khachanov (15), the Italian Fabio Fognini (11), the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (16), the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime or the French Lucas Pouille (nº58).Additionally current will be the 2 revelations of this yr, the Chilean Cristian Garin, 23 years previous (nº18), winner this yr in Córdoba (Argentina) and Rio, and the Russian Andrei Rublev (nº14), additionally 23, winner in Qatar and Adelaide.The event will pay tribute this yr, it will be the second, to Manolo Santana for his victory in 1970 in which he beat the Australian Rod laver by 6-4, 6-Three and 6-4. That very same yr, forming a couple with the Australian Lew Hoad, they beat the built-in by Rod Laver and the ill-fated Andrés Gimeno; one thing that solely ten gamers have achieved in the historical past of the event.There will even be a posthumous tribute to Andrés Gimeno throughout the days of competitors. The legendary tennis participant died on October 9 of final yr at 82 years after a lengthy sickness.The draw for the principle draw will have the Fan Nook, in the Village of the event, on Saturday, April 27. After the suspension of the event Indian wells, the ATP has introduced that the event calendar is at present maintained pending the evolution of the scenario of the VOC-19 (coronavirus), the list of the Barcelona occasion subsequent April has already been suppliedSix gamers in the High-10 world led by Rafael Nadal, world quantity two and eleven occasions winner of the event, subsequent to the Austrian Dominic Thiem (3), who will defend final yr’s title, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (5), finalist final yr, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), finalist in 2018, the Italian Matteo Berrettini (8) – semifinalist of the US Open 2019- and the Belgian David Goffin (10), will be the nice favorites of Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2020-68º Conde de Godo Trophy, that will be disputed, until in any other case determined, of 18 to 26 subsequent April on the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona 1899 ..The financial endowment of the event rises this yr to € 2,803,265, with € 2,661,825 in prizes, which locations it as the second in the ATP 500 class, solely surpassed by the China Open held in September in Beijing (€ 3,355,900).On this manner, the person winner will obtain 515,000 euros and in doubles, the money prize for the successful couple will be 172,700 euros.With that financial endowment, which represents a rise in relation to 2019 of 2%, The event is the fifth most distinguished in Europe with out making an allowance for these of Roland Garros and Wimbledon, each belonging to the Grand Slam sequence. 4 Masters 1,000 are forward of him: Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome and Paris-Bercy.The Castellón Roberto Bautista (nº12 of the World Rating), tops the list of Spanish gamers in the High100 World Cup with Pablo Carreño (nº25), Albert Ramos (40), Fernando Verdasco (52), Pablo Andújar (54) or Feliciano López (56) – Absolute file of participations in the event with 19-.Additionally spotlight the presence with a ‘wild card’ dthe younger Murcia participant Carlos Alcaraz 16 years previous.last_img read more

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