Sergio Batista, from Granadilla: “The break does not benefit any”

first_imgHave all the contracts already been adapted to the agreement?Yes. We did it before this agreement was officially established. We comply with all the parameters established in all contracts. Other clubs will have more difficulties. Fortunately we were forward-looking and since we knew what the salary base was going to be more or less, we planned the season like this.Does your situation as an independent club change with respect to that of entities backed by a male entity?There is no doubt that the situation is different and we are clearly at a disadvantage. We can boast of having good economic management, based on austerity. We try to spend less than we presume to enter and thus not have economic setbacks. I think that this season and the one that comes we can face them without any problem.How can this affect women’s soccer?The break does not benefit any. We were in a good moment, growing a lot with a very strong League. It should be noted that everything has grown very fast and I think you have to be cautious. You have to know that there is still a long way to go, but the steps must be taken firm and sure so that women’s football goes far. For this you have to have a lot of head. We play a lot.It is being an atypical season …Years as troubled as this, we hope they do not repeat themselves ever again. In our case, in addition to the strike, the agreement and this health crisis, we have had three changes of coach and many injuries. The competition has not been very real. There is a day, that of the strike, it is not known if it will be played and we have a tight schedule. Hopefully everything ends in the best way. Any decision made now can be rushed.What about contracts ending on June 30?I think it is a minor problem. The same that is being legislated in other measures, I believe an agreement will be reached to sign an extension of the contracts. That anyone put obstacles would go against what everyone enacts in terms of developing women’s football. Sergio Batista (Granadilla de Abona, 1954) attend by phone to AS in the midst of the health crisis that has paralyzed the country. This lawyer, closely linked during his life to the world of football, after also heading to Tenerife, exposes the main effects what leaves this situation for his club, Granadilla, and for women’s football usually.How do you arrive at the decision to join ERTE?We were practically the first club in Spain to present it. We did it retroactively dated March 14 after discussing it with the players and studying it. We then reached an agreement with all the workers whereby we promised to cover 100% in the next two months, which is what we estimate could last all of this. We do it because we value the work of our people. We are a modest and very family club. I think we got this decision right.How is this 100% payment made?At first it was said that the State covered 70% and we the rest, but I do not know if it will be like this. That figure appears to be confirmed, but we remain committed.Have they lost publicity?Yes. Many collaborating companies have called us to tell us that the invoices that we have issued well, but that we do not send more and that we will speak for next year. We have dropped some and we understand it perfectly because the situation is not easy.And subsidies?We still have to receive some help, also at the national level. What I do think is going to be suspended is the money we receive from Mediapro. We do not know if we are going to charge it for the circumstances and if it does not arrive it would be a financial failure.Do you think that this crisis may affect the public aid received by women’s football?That possibility may exist because we are in a state of exception. What we have is to be consistent. If you have just approved an agreement that establishes a series of financial requirements, they cannot take away the resources with which you had budgeted everything to assume the agreement. If that happens, everything will explode. Hopefully not.last_img read more

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Djokovic, Serena in Aussie Open finals

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and Williams defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 yesterday.”I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”Hours earlier at Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win of another Grand Slam milestone. If the six-time Australian Open champion wins tomorrow’s final against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber, she will equal Steffi Graf’s 22 major singles titles, a record in the Open era and the second-most in history behind Margaret Court’s 24.”I was able to do everything that I needed to do,” Williams said of yesterday’s match. “I was really hitting just all the right shots, making little to no errors, which is kind of hard to play like that.”Djokovic, a five-time champion at the Australian Open, advanced to his sixth final at Melbourne Park.For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning. Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second. After seven minutes, Federer was trailing 3-0.In the first semi-final match, Kerber ended Sydney-born British player Johanna Konta’s surprising run with a 7-5, 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam final. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semi-finals at a major tournament.last_img read more

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Barclays Premier League Points Standing

first_imgPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 29 17 9 3 52 31 21 602 (2) Tottenham Hotspur 29 15 10 4 51 24 27 553 (3) Arsenal 29 15 7 7 46 30 16 524 (4) Manchester City 28 15 5 8 52 31 21 505 (5) West Ham United 29 13 10 6 45 33 12 496 (6) Manchester United 29 13 8 8 37 27 10 477 (9) Liverpool 28 12 8 8 43 37 6 448 (7) Stoke City 29 12 7 10 31 34 -3 439 (8) Southampton 29 11 8 10 36 29 7 4110 (10) Chelsea 29 10 10 9 43 39 4 4011 (13) West Brom Albion 29 10 9 10 30 36 -6 3912 (11) Everton 28 9 11 8 51 39 12 3813 (12) Watford 29 10 7 12 29 30 -1 3714 (14) Bournemouth 29 9 8 12 35 45 -10 3515 (15) Crystal Palace 29 9 6 14 32 39 -7 3316 (16) Swansea City 29 8 9 12 28 37 -9 3317 (17) Sunderland 29 6 7 16 35 54 -19 2518 (18) Norwich City 29 6 6 17 31 54 -23 2419 (19) Newcastle United 28 6 6 16 28 53 -25 2420 (20) Aston Villa 29 3 7 19 22 55 -33 16last_img read more

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Ceres targets payback vs Home United at Panaad

first_imgThe Busmen shrugged off the two calls at the stroke of halftime when Martin Steuble grabbed a vital away goal after his long-range strike beat Sunny.Still, the Singaporeans grabbed a slender lead heading into the second leg after Harris headed home at the far post with six minutes remaining.“It’s frustrating not to come away with the win, but we’re confident knowing that we will be playing at home next week and will have our fans behind us,” said midfielder Iain Ramsay.Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic said his side played below expectations in the opening leg. “It was our worst game in the last six months,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments The Busmen conceded a late goal to Singapore international Harris Harun and yielded to S-League side Home United, 1-2, in the first leg of the zonal finals at Jalan Besar Stadium Wednesday night.Croatian striker Stipe Plazibat scored from the spot in the 11th minute after a controversial foul inside the box called on Ceres defender Carlie de Murga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Busmen were also on the wrong end of a couple of disallowed goals with the first one coming in the 28th minute when Kevin Ingreso beat Hassan Sunny with a superb free kick. But De Murga, who was in an offside position when the ball was delivered into the area, made a play on the ball, prompting the referee to raise his flag.Another disallowed goal came four minutes later, this time with Fernando Rodriguez bundling home a cross from Iain Ramsay. But the flag was up once again with officials insisting Ramsay was marginally offside when the ball from Stephan Schrock was released to him. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philippines Football League side Ceres-Negros has relied on results at home for majority of its campaign in the AFC Cup.It won’t be any different in the Asean zonal finals, where the Busmen will try to turn their fortunes around at Panaad Stadium, which they hope will transform into a fortress on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT PH chessers place third in Asian Schools meet MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Fulham star wanted by Ajax and Werder Bremen

first_img1 Bryan Ruiz Ajax and Werder Bremen are competing to sign Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz.The Costa Rica international, who scored twice at this summer’s World Cup, has one year remaining on his current deal at Craven Cottage.And now, according to Sport Bild, he is drawing interest from Holland and Germany.Ruiz spent the second half of last season on loan at PSV and it is reported the 28-year-old would be open to a return to the Eredivisie.However, Ruiz has also attracted the attention of Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and Greek champions Olympiakoslast_img

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W. Whittier crime rises

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – It is nearly three times smaller and has less than half as many people as Pico Rivera, but unincorporated West Whittier’s crime rates rose last year while Pico Rivera’s fell, according to Sheriff’s Department statistics. Both Pico Rivera and the unincorporated West Whittier area are patrolled by the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. But the tiny unincorporated area skewed the overall crime statistics last year for the Pico Rivera Station. Pico Rivera, which is about 8.8square miles and has a population of about 65,000 residents, has more than twice the number of deputies as West Whittier, which is about 2.5square miles and has a population of about 25,000 people. Pico Rivera has 28 deputies, 10 detectives, three motor officers, a problem-specific policing team, administrative personnel and other resources. West Whittier has 13 deputies who patrol the area, along with one community-oriented policing deputy and two community service assistants. Cpt. Michael Rothans of the Pico Rivera Station said he would like to have twice the number of deputies now assigned to West Whittier. “There was an increase of crimes across the board in West Whittier,” Rothans said. “Crimes of opportunity, like robbery, increased. We had an awful lot of residential robberies, often because of narcotics users, juveniles or career thieves.” Pico Rivera pays $8.5million a year to contract with the Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. Each year, administrators from the station and the city meet to determine in what areas they want to spend more, based on the types of crimes seen rising in the city. It is more difficult to determine a dollar amount spent for the department’s services in unincorporated areas, where the allocation of manpower is determined by a number of factors, including population, crime rate and deputy response times, said Lt. Russ Hill of the department’s Contract Law Enforcement Bureau. Another key difference is Pico Rivera’s problem-solving policing team, which can focus on high-crime areas or on certain types of crimes. The team is not available in West Whittier. While the number of thefts in West Whittier stayed about the same from 2004 to the end of 2005, burglaries increased about 9percent, from 133 to 145. The number of robberies also increased, from 30 to 43. In total, property crimes rose 3.4percent in West Whittier. Among crimes in which people were the primary victims, aggravated assaults rose nearly 40percent in West Whittier, to 109 from 78. Rapes increased from two in 2004 to four last year. Three homicides were reported in each of the years, the sheriff’s crime statistics showed. Meanwhile, property crimes fell a total of 10percent in Pico Rivera, including a 25 percent reduction in the number of burglaries. Rothans said the city’s problem-solving policing team helped reduce burglaries in Pico Rivera. “At the end of 2004, we saw a large rise of residential burglaries. We focused the problem-specific policing teams’ efforts on stopping residential burglaries,” he said. Pico Rivera also has deputies assigned to patrol parks and visit local schools – two other resources not available in West Whittier. Last year, grand theft reports dropped more than 16percent in Pico Rivera – from 863 to 722. The number of robberies rose by one, from 110 in 2004 to 111 in 2005. Crimes against persons – homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults and attempted murders – decreased about 5percent overall in Pico Rivera. Aggravated assaults in Pico Rivera decreased to 222 from 242. Rapes decreased to 17 from 19, statistics show. However, the city experienced a sharp increase in homicides, from six in 2004 to 15 last year. Rothans said his station is now looking at new ways to stem homicides in the city by focusing on local gangs, including efforts to get a gang injunction. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext.3026last_img read more

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HOSE ABOUT THIS – IT’S TIME TO SPRING INTO ACTION!

first_imgAdvertising featureHave you noticed that the nights are getting that tiny bit longer?The people in Letterkenny Tool Hire at Mountain Top certainly have. They are offering deals on all types of cleaning machines including power-washers and carpet cleaners as people ‘spring’ into actionThe company has every type of cleaning machine available for every type of job be it giving your street a complete overhaul or just getting the dirt off that drainpipe that has been annoying you since last September.Call Kevin or any of the lads today on 074 91 22958 and tell them Donegaldaily sent you.You’ll be surprised how cheaply you can bring your property to life again with a bit of elbow grease and the right machinery.  HOSE ABOUT THIS – IT’S TIME TO SPRING INTO ACTION! was last modified: February 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Tool Hirepowerhosespringlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH WIN DONEGAL MASTERCHEF FINAL

first_imgFEATURES: Congratulations to Letterkenny Youthreach who won the annual Youthreach Masterchef Final 2015 on 22 October.This annual competition takes place in each of the six Youthreach centres across the county in September and October to pick a centre team and culminates in the county final in the Letterkenny Youthreach centre each year. Teams of two from each centre competed to create a main course and dessert on a budget of €20.The final was judged by Donegal ETB Chairperson Bernie Mulhern, Highland Radio Breakfast Show DJ John Breslin and Ian Orr, Head Chef, Browns Restaurants.The three judges, who had a tough job picking a winning teams, praised the very high quality of the dishes made by all the learners.The winning dishes made by Team Letterkenny (Eddie Curran and Sheridan O’Callaghan) were mozzarella stuffed burger with roasted rosemary and garlic potatoes and homemade coleslaw, followed by chocolate brownie with a warm toffee sauce. The runners up were Team Gortahork (Emma Mc Mahon and Roisin Clark) who made warm duck, pomegranate and mint salad with grilled flat bread, followed by Tunisian orange cake and mascarpone ice cream.The other teams competing in the final were Team Ballyshannon (Joe Fee and Aaron Heraty) who made beef and vegetable stir fry, followed by black forest muffin; Team Buncrana (Mandy Doherty and Jodie Farrell) made deep fried goats cheese salad, followed by apricot apple rose.Team Glengad (Emer O Conner and Nadine Porter) who made cracking burger with fries, followed by double chocolate moose and Team Lifford (Adam Doherty and Josh Mc Bride) who made baked chicken and pesto on a bed of bacon mash, followed by lemon meringue pie.You can view more photos on the Youthreach Twitter account (@DonegalETB) and Facebook page (Donegal Youthreach).LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH WIN DONEGAL MASTERCHEF FINAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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Ramelton’s Lennon Festival gets green light

first_imgWith a ban on Apple laptops playing the backing tracks for ‘The Fields of Athenry’ the Lennon Festival is ready to rock.The Ramelton festival was in major doubt but is set to bounce back with the very best of live bands and a rekindling of the spirit that has made the event one of the country’s evergreen community festivals.Anthony McCahill who is director of operations confirmed the event will run effectively from Sunday July 1st until the 9th. The Tirconail Tribune reports that plans are being hurried along given that time is of the essence but already as the final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place.Anthony says that so much that was a vital part of festivals in the past will be rekindled, rebranded and the week will be dedicated to family entertainment and top class music.The race is on to find a couple of top names and a leading promoter has been approached to help find bands that will attract the crowds into town.Ciara Johnston who is the press officer told the Tribune that while much of the programme’s framework was in place, they are hoping to have more detailed plans by next week. Mr. McCahill has already been talking to sponsors because the festival hinges on financial support and the new committee is more enthusiastic than ever that the local business community will row in behind the community in seeing the crowds flock into Ramelton for the first week of July.It is the 49th Lennon Festival and already there are big plans ongoing to celebrate the 50th with some spectacular international acts…and if anybody can, Anthony can deliver on that dream.Meanwhile, Catriona McCafferty and Kathleen Duffy who’ve given the festival sterling service over the past 25 years have handed on the baton to a new generation.The two directors are to be congratulated for their service, dedication and hard work in that time and they’ve left a lasting legacy that ensures the finances of the festival have a very strong balance.Catriona and Kathleen came on board 25 years ago when nobody wanted to direct a festival up to its eyes in debt. They are now owed a debt of gratitude for their prolonged dedication to the running of the Lennon Festival and they are wished well in their retirement from the public spotlight of the pressures involved.From the days of those wonderful Victorian garden parties: the crowning of the Queen of the Lennon: Gregory Murray replete in full regalia and the famed carnival parade of a Saturday afternoon made the Lennon Festival something very special indeed.The singing pubs are being brought alive once more and that will add to the huge well of entertainment talent that abounds in the town: the soap box derby is being put back on and hopefully the water sports will also feature strongly…depending on insurance costs… and local sponsorship.It is planned to have the Queen of the Lennon contestants in town all week with the crowning towards the end of the festival. Street entertainment of a high calibre (minus backing tracks) will see top names on the scene onstage and negotiations are ongoing with a musical promoter to see what groups are available given that the festival is only seven weeks away.An executive committee was selected in the community centre on last Wednesday night from an attendance of 92 people… All enthusiastic and rearin’ to go. An eclectic mix of young, experienced and a renowned workforce selected their executive committee led by Anthony McCahill, his brother Paul as assistant director.Damien Friel and Elaine Ferry are the secretaries: Seamus Durkan, John O’Connor and Alaister Grier are the treasurers while Ciara Johnston and Laura Egan are the press officers. And there are a range of sub-committees.Anthony McCahill continues to ask people to attend all meetings: to put forward proposals for consideration and it is on that basis of community participation he sees the future success of the festival.“Nothing is either in our out until everyone’s point of view is heard and that will give the festival a platform that is fully representative of the community,” he added.He said that there are time constraints with many music acts already booked…. And while we may not see ‘Smokie’ hammering out their back catalogue in 2018 on Gamble’s Square… there is always 2019 and the Golden Jubilee Festival to plan.And in keeping with their best traditions, the legendary Thomas Harte remains as President and he has been a vital part of all previous 48 festivals.In effect the new Lennon Festival Committee represents the very best that Ramelton has to offer: be it from the Christmas Lights Committee: business and enterprise, the pantomime, but most of all a huge spectrum of young and old who can turn their hand to almost anything (with legal limits) from singing a song: organising a party, putting on a sing-song, a family day out or climbing a pole to put up bunting.Ramelton is noted for its welcome and the first week of July promises to a very memorable one for all the fun of the fair at the 49th Lennon Festival.Ramelton’s Lennon Festival gets green light was last modified: May 17th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Lennon FestivalRameltonsavedlast_img read more

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Life Keeps Quality Time

first_imgSeveral recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.Your UV clock:  Stem cells in the skin keep time to protect us from damaging ultraviolet radiation.  “Circadian Rhythms in Skin Stem Cells Protect Us Against UV Rays,” Science Daily announced. A researcher explained, “Our study shows that human skin stem cells posses an internal clock that allows them to very accurately know the time of day and helps them know when it is best to perform the correct function.”  The stem cells “turn on” the UV protection genes.  See also Nature News.Your birthday clock:  Our genes also keep time in mysterious ways involved in aging, Medical Xpress reported with the headline, “Biological clock able to measure age of most human tissues.”  The timekeeping is apparently an epigenetic phenomenon.  This biological clock does not tick at a constant rate, but changes up to about age 20, when it stabilizes.  A UCLA researcher wants to understand it so that diseases associated with aging can be treated.RNA regulator:  Current Biology reported a “novel layer of regulation for the clock” in mammals, in the form of micro-RNAs.  Researchers from Florida State described the biological clock thus: “As in other organisms, the timekeeping mechanism in mammals depends on a self-sustaining transcriptional negative feedback loop with a built-in time delay in feedback inhibition.”  The miRNA molecules are responsible for the built-in time delay.The sugar clock in plants:  According to Science Daily, “Plants use sugars to tell the time of day.”  The sugars are produced in photosynthesis.  The “sugar levels within a plant play a vital role in synchronizing circadian rhythms with its surrounding environment.”  The accumulation of sugar is “a bit like the resetting of a stopwatch,” a researcher at the University of York explained.  Expanding on circadian rhythms generally, the article states,Plants, like animals, have a 24 hour ‘body-clock’ known as the circadian rhythm. This biological timer gives plants an innate ability to measure time, even when there is no light — they don’t simply respond to sunrise, for example, they know it is coming and adjust their biology accordingly. This ability to keep time provides an important competitive advantage and is vital in biological processes such as flowering, fragrance emission and leaf movement.Multiple independent clocks:  European researchers were surprised to find additional timekeeping mechanisms in some marine animals that work independently.  The bristle worm, for instance, in addition to the diurnal clock, has a separate clock that tracks the lunar phases (see similar finding about a crustacean in Current Biology).   Nature News described the finding: “Some marine invertebrates have at least two internal clocks, which follow different times and have different mechanisms, according to two new studies,” adding, “Multiple timepieces might prove common among animals.”  National Geographic provided more examples: mice with a 12-hour clock, and marine organisms that watch the tides.  There’s also, of course, the monthly menstrual cycle in women.  The uncanny ability of some crabs, fish, and worms to time their spawning to the moon has fascinated biologists for many years.  Now, researchers are just beginning to understand the mechanisms at the cellular level.Wasn’t there a story long ago about finding a watch, and considering what it implied?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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