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Shots Heard, Miami H.S. Game Ends

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MIAMI— A high school football game in Miami ended early after gunshots were heard in the distance, sending players and coaches ducking for cover.Videos show terrified fans in the stands screaming and running to the exits when the gunshots were heard at Friday’s game. Coaches told players to get down on the field.Less than three minutes remained when stadium officials called the game between Miami Central and Miami Carol City high schools. Central beat Carol City 26-8.Miami-Dade Schools Police Officer Hilda Hernandez said three males have been arrested in the shooting. Authorities did not release what charges Larico Walker, Taion Lynch and Mark Trimble face or what prompted the shooting, but said they recovered three firearms.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Brathwaite hundred in vain as New Zealand pip West Indies in thriller

first_imgWest Indies flattered to deceive yet again when they squandered another chance of collecting 2 World Cup points, going down to New Zealand by 5 runs in their encounter in Manchester on Saturday. West Indies’ World T20 2016 final hero Carlos Brathwaite once again proved his worth on the world stage as he showcased an exemplary display of ball-striking and threatened to engineer a remarkable victory for his team. All hope was lost when West Indies lost their 7th wicket at a total of 164 but Brathwaite kept WI alive till the very last moment.At one stage West Indies were cruising at 142/2 in the 23rd over but Lockie Ferguson’s dismissal of Shimron Hetmyer (54) and Jason Holder (0) off successive deliveries triggered a collapse which ultimately laid the foundation for West Indies’ downfall.Opener Chris Gayle took the responsibility for his team early on, with a counter-attacking 87 off 84 balls and stitched together a 122-run partnership with Hetmyer for the 3rd wicket. Kiwi pacer Trent Boult was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 4/22 as Carlos Brathwaite, who made 101 off just 82 balls, was the only other recognized batsman to have scored in double digits for West Indies.Brathwaite did rekindle hopes of a come-from-behind victory for WI as he added 47 and 34 runs respectively with Kemar Roach (14) and Sheldon Cottrell (15) after the fall of the 7th wicket. But it proved a case of so near yet so far as he fell as the last wicket trying to finish the chase off with a six.All in all, WI would do well to remember this game as a collection of lost opportunities – similar in a lot of ways to their World Cup 2019 campaign till now.advertisementEarlier, captain Kane Williamson’s second straight World Cup century helped New Zealand set West Indies a target of 292 to win.West Indies made an impressive start after captain Jason Holder put the Black Caps in to bat with left-armer Sheldon Cottrell removed both openers in his first over – trapping Martin Guptill lbw after review with the first ball of the day and clean bowling Colin Munro.But the classy Williamson set about constructing a patient 160-run partnership with Ross Taylor (69) with the New Zealand skipper bringing up his second successive World Cup ton, in 124 balls, with a well-placed four of a long hop from Kemar Roach.Williamson’s 148, his highest one-day international score, ended in the 47th over when he skied the ball to wicketkeeper Shai Hope off Cottrell.Cottrell, who took three catches and delivered a run-out, ended with figures of 4-56.Also Read | Kane Williamson 3rd captain to hit successive World Cup hundredsAlso Read | From 237 not out to golden duck: Martin Guptill’s contrasting fortunes vs West Indies in 2 World Cupslast_img read more

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Kroos ruled out against Real Sociedad

first_imgReal Madrid Kroos adds to Real Madrid’s growing list of absentees Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 20:40 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) tonikroos - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División Real Sociedad v Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Zinedine Zidane has another selection problem after the Germany star was ruled out of Sunday’s clash in San Sebastian Toni Kroos has added to Real Madrid’s growing list of absentees for this weekend’s La Liga clash at Real Sociedad.The Germany midfielder is absent for the tricky trip to Anoeta having not trained with the team ahead of the encounter after picking up a knock.Malaga 4/1 to beat Valencia Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Head coach Zinedine Zidane, who also stated that centre-back Jesus Vallejo is unavailable, has seen his squad beset by injuries and suspensions.Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo are banned for the fixture, while Karim Benzema (hamstring) and Mateo Kovacic (adductor tear) are injured.”I cannot count on them, when you do not train the day before you cannot be involved,” said Zidane regarding Kroos and Vallejo’s injuries.”We will not risk it. We hope it’s not going to be serious, so we’re not going to be silly.”#RMCityWe’re ready for tomorrow’s LaLiga match away at @RealSociedadEN! #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F.🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) September 16, 2017The absence of Kroos may present an opportunity for close-season signing Dani Ceballos, who has been restricted to just two substitute appearances in all competitions this season and has not yet played in La Liga for Los Blancos.Ceballos was a star turn for Real Betis last term and was among the top performers for Spain at the European Under-21 Championship.”Dani’s going to be with us, he’ll be in the squad,” added Zidane. “All the players need to have patience. “For me it’s very important, each one of them will have their chance to play I am sure of that. “With regards Dani, I’m sure that he’s ready to play, but these things take time.”He’s training well, he’s with the squad and he’ll have the chance to play, the chance to start at some stage.”Madrid have made an unbeaten start to the campaign in all competitions, but have drawn their last two top-flight games.last_img read more

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Five Aussie hopefuls pushing for World Cup selection

first_imgAustralia Five Australian hopefuls pushing for World Cup selection Declan Payne Last updated 1 year ago 08:25 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ange Postecoglou, Australia Getty Images Australia World Cup Honduras WC Qualifying Play-Off Australia v Honduras After the Socceroos secured their place in next year’s finals in Russia, Goal takes a look at who is aiming to break into Ange Postecoglou’s squad The ageing brigade have played a huge role as Australia secured qualification to their fourth consecutive World Cup after a 3-1 aggregate win over Honduras on Wednesday night.It was the 37-year-old Tim Cahill who scored a crucial brace to help the Socceroos progress past Syria in their first qualifying play-off, and a 33-year-old Mile Jedinak who fired home a hat-trick in the second leg against Honduras to secure the penultimate World Cup spot.Mark Milligan, Nikita Rukavytsya and Danny Vukovic round out five players over the age of 30 in the squad, which boasts an average age of 27.5, that beat Honduras. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coach Ange Postecoglou declared his desire to build a squad for Russia 2018 when he stepped into the role in 2013, and has done so with a mix of youth and experience.With Postecoglou’s start as Australian boss five years past, the young players which he identified at the beginning of his reign are now coming into their own – and it’s time to begin to groom the next generation.We take a look at five young Aussie players who could make an impression for the Socceroos at the 2018 World Cup, and beyond.ALEX GERSBACH | ROSENBORG Alex Gersbach, AustraliaFollowing a famous breakthrough for Sydney FC during his end-of-school exams back in 2014, the young left-back quickly established himself as a crucial part of the Sky Blue engine as they finished second in the 2014-15 season. Gersbach made a $500,000 move to current Norwegian premiers Rosenborg BK in January 2016, where he remains today.With 33 appearances for his current club under his belt, along with two titles and the 2017 PFA Harry Kewell Medal for Australia’s best young player, the 20-year-old is making all the right noises.Gersbach is one player who can challenge Aziz Behich for a spot on the left-hand side, and potentially keep the likes of Brad Smith out of the squad. The youngster has four international appearances to his name now, although his selection chances often fall victim to the unusual scheduling of the Norwegian competition, which runs from April till November.DANIEL DE SILVA | CENTRAL COAST MARINERSDaniel De Silva, Central Coast Mariners, 2017After a debut for Perth Glory at 15-years-old, a scuppered $2.5 million move to Roma, and a one-and-a-half season loan move to Dutch club Roda JC, 20-year-old attacking midfielder Daniel De Silva is reinventing himself at Central Coast Mariners.Described by Mariners coach Paul Okon as one of the ‘most exciting and talented young Australian players’ in the game at present, De Silva has started every match for the Mariners so far this season, scoring a single goal which was voted the A-League’s round two’s Goal of the Round.De Silva has made his desire to crack the Socceroos squad as soon as possible public, having been in the squad previously without making an appearance. He has two of Australia’s best in Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic to contend with, but he has the potential to shake up the status quo come June.JOSH BRILLANTE | SYDNEY FC Josh Brillante, Sydney FC, 17/18Humble beginnings at the now-defunct Gold Coast United and some good form at Newcastle Jets earned Brillante a move to Fiorentina back in 2014. After being hooked just 35 minutes into his debut for the Italian club was followed by some ill-fated loan moves elsewhere, the 24-year-old made his way back to Australia in 2015 with Sydney FC.It was the right step to take for the holding midfielder, who, alongside fellow young Australian Brendon O’Neill, provided the bedrock for Sydney’s minor-major premiership double last season.Brillante has had some experience in the Australian set-up, appearing for the Socceroos five times in total – four of those coming under Postecoglou back in 2014, where he played as both a defensive midfielder and right-back. It will be Brillante’s mission to have his name amongst the provisional 30 selected for the World Cup – it’s there the hard work begins.TOM GLOVER | CENTRAL COAST MARINERS Tom Glover, Central Coast Mariners, 17/18A loan move down under to the Central Coast Mariners in June of this year came after the 19-year-old made 15 appearances for the Tottenham Under 23s last season, and tutelage from a world-class goalkeeper in Hugo Lloris.A series of impressive performances has locked down a starting spot and are sure to have turned the right heads so far this season – but there is a huge task ahead of him to crack the World Cup side, given Mat Ryan has a mortgage on the No.1 jersey.There are those behind Ryan, however, who float around the squad – the likes of Mitch Langerak and Danny Vukovic, along with Adam Federici and Eugene Galekovic, who make up a long list of quality Aussie keepers. Glover hasn’t made an appearance for the national side yet, but taking him along to Russia may be a valuable investment for the future.JOE CALETTI | BRISBANE ROAR Joe Caletti, Brisbane Roar, 17/18The diminutive youngster burst onto the scene with Brisbane Roar last season, and made 21 appearances for the club since his debut back in February. At only 162cm, Caletti has shown the ability to utilise a low centre of gravity to skip away from more physically imposing players.The 19-year-old has grown used to fighting for a spot in the line-up at Brisbane ahead of one of either Matt McKay or Thomas Kristensen – but to get a place ahead of incumbent Australian holding midfielders Jedinak and Milligan is another task entirely.Despite not cracking the senior squad yet, Caletti has made 19 appearances for the Under 17s. If he can maintain his good form and stave off the effects of ‘second year syndrome’, he may be able to force the likes of Jimmy Jeggo out of the squad and prove a useful understudy to the old guard at Russia next June.last_img read more

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Vine: Roquan Smith Puts On UCLA Gloves, Commits To Bruins Over Home-State Team Georgia

first_imgThe Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.BOULDER, CO – SEPTEMBER 29: The Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on September 29, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. UCLA defeated Colorado 42-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Update: An interesting development from the Roquan Smith commitment:BREAKING: Despite announcing his commitment to #UCLA, 4* LB Roquan Smith tells me he has not reached final decision, has not signed LOI.— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) February 4, 2015Earlier: UCLA may wind up being the winners of this year’s National Signing Day. Jim Mora’s program has already had a big day, landing top-rated recruits like Soso Jamabo over Texas and Chris Clark over Michigan, and now they’ve plucked a top five outside linebacker out of Georgia’s back yard. Roquan Smith was down to Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA during his ceremony today. After having signs for the Wolverines and Aggies flipped over to indicate that the schools were out, Smith put on UCLA gloves under the table to reveal his commitment.Some UCLA fans may be concerned about the program’s ability to compete at the top of the Pac-12 without Brett Hundley, but Mora is proving that the Bruins should not be a flash in the pan. [@BoltonSports]last_img read more

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Jonty Rhodes India’s next fielding coach? South African legend has big plans

first_imgJonty Rhodes India’s next fielding coach? South African legend has big plansJonty Rhodes has applied for the position of India’s fielding coach and the former South African cricketer said he wants Indian fielding to touch new highs.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 19:18 IST Jonty Rhodes is interested in becoming India’s fielding coach (IANS Photo)Jonty Rhodes, one of the greatest fielders in the history of cricket, has applied to become India’s next fielding coach. Rhodes confirmed to India Today he has indeed thrown his hat in the ring.Indian fielding standards have gone up over the decades but Jonty Rhodes is keen to help the side improve their catching especially on overseas tours.An outstanding fielder, Rhodes was innovative with the bat and deployed the reverse sweep at a time when most batsmen still stuck to conventional stroke-making.Speaking to India Today, Rhodes said he wants India’s fielding to complement the batting and bowling depths: “I have great respect for what they have achieved over the past three years. But I don’t want them to just be the team with the lowest drop-catch percentage, also the team who takes the most half-chances.”R Sridhar, sources suggest, could be nearing the end of his tenure as India’s fielding coach after 5 years.In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja was the only outstanding Indian fielder on display. Vijay Shankar is another major asset but then he was ruled out of the tournament with an injury.Virat Kohli, the India skipper, often mans the boundary in the death overs due to lack of athletic fielders with good throwing arms in the playing XI.Jonty Rhodes was one of the most popular cricketers in the world back in the 1990s. He is best remembered for his sensational run out of Inzamam ul Haq in the 1992 World Cup – his sterling effort earned him the moniker of “Flying Jonty”advertisementRhodes spent 9 years as fielding coach of 4-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians and has also spent some time with the South African cricket team and a few Associate nations.Also Read | England blown away for their shortest Test innings by newcomers IrelandAlso Read | Virat Kohli ahead of Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram Rich ListFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow Jonty RhodesFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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HapagLloyd Cruises Secures Funds for 3rd Hanseatic Ship

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Germany’s KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank are financing a third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hamburg-based subsidiary of TUI Group.The latest vessel, to be named HANSEATIC spirit, will be constructed by Norwegian VARD shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in 2021. In 2016, the cruise company contracted the shipbuilder to build the sister vessels HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration, which are set to join the fleet in 2019.As with the predecessor vessels, KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank structured the entire financing and are both acting as Mandated Lead Arranger.“We are pleased to – together with Commerzbank – continue our successful business partnership with Hapay-Lloyd Cruises and, with our financing, to support one of the key German players in global competition in the booming cruise sector,” said Andreas Ufer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank at the signing.As the expedition ship will be equipped with the highest ice class for passenger ships (PC6), it will be operating primarily in the polar regions of the Arctic and the Antarctic, although it will also head for warmer destinations such as the Amazon region.The ship will be fitted with state-of-the-art technology and environmental technology, the company explained. With a length of 139 metres, the new vessel will be able to accommodate up to 230 passengers and 175 crew members.last_img read more

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Color Group Nabs USD 141 Mn for MS Color Magic

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Oslo-listed Color Group AS concluded a USD 141 million 5-year financing agreement for its cruise ferry M/S Color Magic. The new revolving credit facility has been secured with a syndicate of banks including Nordea, Danske Bank, ABN Amro, SEB, Sparebanken Møre, and DnB. The re-payment profile is 10 years.Color Group said that the first drawn tranche which re-finances the existing loan facility due in September 2019 will be approx. NOK 500 mill (USD 58 million).Color Magic was built at Aker Finnyards Rauma Shipyard, Finland in 2007 and is a sister vessel of MS Color Fantasy, delivered to Color Line in 2004. Color Line’s Color Fantasy and Color Magic provide a daily link between Kiel and Oslo.last_img read more

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Program to Help Cape Breton Farmers

first_imgCape Breton farmers affected by excessive amounts of rain this summer can apply for higher interim payments through the AgriStability program, Agriculture Minister Brooke Taylor announced today, Sept. 25. AgriStability, one of the new business risk-management programs for farmers, provides support after large income losses. The program is part of the five-year Growing Forward agreement signed by federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers in July. “We recommended an increase in interim payments to 75 per cent, up from 50 per cent, under AgriStability, to help these farmers who have experienced extraordinary wet weather conditions this year,” said Mr. Taylor. “I am pleased with how quickly federal and provincial officials met with the Cape Breton farmers to discuss the situation and to provide this assistance.” After evaluating the affected farms earlier this month, provincial and federal agriculture officials agree that federal-provincial programs will assist with the cash flow needed to cover the loss of crops caused by the weather conditions. AgriStability is available to all Canadian farmers, but those in Cape Breton are able to access a larger interim payment. “I want to encourage the Cape Breton farmers who are enrolled in AgriStability to submit their applications for interim payments as soon as possible,” said Mr. Taylor. “These payments will then be processed in a timely manner.” Producers enrolled in AgriInsurance, also known as Production Insurance, could have a significant portion of their crop losses covered through this program. They should contact the Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock and Insurance Commission staff if they have questions or to initiate a claim. AgriInsurance is also part of Growing Forward. Growing Forward programs are cost shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially.last_img read more

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Nova Scotia Reaches Climate Change Agreement

first_imgNova Scotia has reached an agreement-in-principle with the federal government that will protect Nova Scotians’ pocketbooks and build upon the province’s position as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Premier Stephen McNeil and federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced the successful negotiations today, Nov. 21. The agreement will allow Nova Scotia to develop a Nova Scotia approach that recognizes the province’s leadership on reducing GHGs. Nova Scotia currently leads all provinces in cutting GHGs and has already reached the federal 2030 reduction target. “This agreement is recognition of Nova Scotians’ hard work over many years to reduce our GHGs,” said Premier McNeil. “We negotiated a Nova Scotia solution that will protect taxpayers’ pocketbooks and we now have an agreement that allows us to continue our efforts to combat climate change.” Nova Scotia will introduce a cap and trade system within Nova Scotia. This cap and trade system ensures GHG reductions happen in the province. “The Government of Canada is pleased that Nova Scotia has committed to action on pricing carbon pollution as well as working collaboratively on an updated equivalency agreement to enable the transition from coal to clean power,” said Ms. McKenna. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to a productive approach to clean growth and climate change. We will continue working with all provinces and territories, and indigenous peoples, to complete the Pan-Canadian Framework and build the low-carbon economy of the future.” In response to the federal announcement on coal plants, Nova Scotia and Canada will also establish a new equivalency agreement that will enable the province to move directly from fossil fuels to clean energy sources but enable Nova Scotia’s coal-fired plants to operate at some capacity beyond 2030. The equivalency agreement will give the province the flexibility needed to ensure affordability for ratepayers now and further into the future. “I am grateful to our federal partners for their cooperation, for allowing us to develop a Nova Scotia solution that will meet their goals and ours,” said Premier McNeil. Once the agreement is signed, the province will work with stakeholders and industry to develop regulations around Nova Scotia’s cap and trade system and to develop a new equivalency agreement for the electricity sector. More information on Nova Scotia’s action climate change can be found at read more

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Shakib emulates Yuvraj to achieve rare WC feat

first_imgSouthampton: Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan, number one ODI all-rounder, has achieved a rare feat by becoming the only second player to score a 50 and take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. On Monday, Shakib continued with his golden run in the ongoing tournament as he first scored 51 off 69 balls — which included four boundaries — to help Bangladesh post a competitive total of 262/7 against Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev He then went on take five wickets for 29 in his 10 overs to help the Bangla Tigers register a 62-run win and bolster their chances of making it to the semi-finals. During Monday’s match, the left-hander also became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 1,000 runs in World Cups. Shakib, who already has two hundreds to his name in the competition, also became the 19th player overall to achieve the feat. So far, the 32-year-old has amassed 476 runs in six matches of the ongoing showpiece event and also has 10 wickets to his name. No other player has scored over 400 runs and taken 10 or more wickets in a World Cup. Earlier, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had achieved the feat in 2011 edition of the World Cup when he returned with figures of 5/31 and then went on to score an unbeaten 50 to help the Men in Blue register a comfortable five-wicket victory in their group stage game against Ireland.last_img read more

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Forbes Rangers remain most valuable NHL franchise

first_imgTORONTO — The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes.The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 per cent from last year.The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 per cent increases for both clubs.Original Six clubs make up the top five, with the Chicago Blackhawks fourth at $1.05 billion and the Boston Bruins fifth at $925 million. The Detroit Red Wings are not far behind in eighth ($775 million) and have seen an 11 per cent increase thanks to a new downtown arena.Los Angeles (sixth, $810 million), Philadelphia (seventh, $800 million), Vancouver (ninth, $735 million) and Washington (10th, $725 million) round out the top 10. The Capitals enjoyed a league-best 16 per cent boost with their first Stanley Cup title.The Vegas Golden Knights are 12th at $575 million after reaching the Cup final as an expansion team.At the other end of the list are the Florida Panthers (30th, $295 million) and Arizona Coyotes (31st, $290 million). The clubs were the only two to lose value according to Forbes, down 3 per cent each.___More AP NHL: and Associated Presslast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,942.41, up 68.48 points):Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (TSX:RIO). Miner. Up five cents, or 1.52 per cent, to $3.34 on 26 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up two cents, or four per cent, to 52 cents on 24.3 million shares.ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down five cents, or 1.87 per cent, to $2.63 on 18 million shares.Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $17.10 on 13.9 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up six cents, or two per cent, to $3.06 on 13.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $13.87 on 13.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ). Auto dealerships. Down $8.99, or 21.03 per cent, to $33.75 on two million shares. The Edmonton-based company’s stock plummeted after it provided a sobering outlook for 2015, saying the year will be difficult because of troubles in Canada’s energy industry. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2015 3:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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In India Ban pledges UN commitment to Gandhis vision of peace tolerance

Growing radicalization, fundamentalism and extremism demand a renewed emphasis of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals – both spiritual and political, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Gujarat today, pledging the ongoing commitment of the United Nations to promote tolerance, and ensure justice and dignity for all. “Divisive politics and sectarian incitement have no place in our modern world. As Gandhi reminded us, ‘There will be no lasting peace on earth unless we learn not merely to tolerate but even to respect the other faiths as our own,’” said Mr. Ban in remarks at Sbarmati Gandhi Ashram, which houses a library and museum chronicling the life, work, and teachings of the legendary leader of India’s independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Indeed, continued the Secretary-General, there is great strength in diversity – and countries that celebrate diversity and embrace every single individual are the ones to shape a secure and stable world, and he looked to India – “a large, diverse and vibrant democracy – to be a champion of the rights, dignity and equality of all people.” Mr. Ban said that like so many people around the world, he has long admired Mahatma Gandhi and has been personally guided by his teachings, especially his description of “Seven Social Sins”: politics without principles; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. “This vision transcends all borders. Gandhi’s compassion embraces all people. I myself have been putting in my best efforts and asking all leaders, far and wide, to live by his teachings,” said Mr. Ban, adding that Gandhi’s emphasis on the poor is reflected today in the work of the United Nations to end poverty and build a peaceful world of dignity for all. “We will succeed only if the memory of Gandhi’s unyielding fight against injustice burns bright in our hearts,” he said, noting that the United Nations marks Gandhi’s birthday as the International Day of Non-Violence – “and we defend his ideals every day of the year.” Touching on Gandhi’s inspiring and enduring legacy, Mr. Ban said that he would never forget seeing well-worn copies of Gandhi’s books at an exhibition of the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Nelson Mandela also deeply admired Gandhi. Mandela said Gandhi symbolized hope that when all South Africans are treated as equals, the country would be at peace.” “The same holds true for our world,” said the Secretary-General, emphasizing: “Mahatma Gandhi preached and followed the message of peace, non-violence and communal harmony. It is a common value that the United Nations promotes and asks leaders near and far to put into practice – from here in Gujarat to the world.” The ashram is one of the first stops on his three-day visit to India, and later in the day, as he addressed the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a bi-annual event that brings together political and business leaders, investors, and corporations, Mr. Ban expressed the hope that the participants and all the world’s people would be inspired by Gandhi’s vision and teachings. He also stressed that 2015 must be a year for global action. “We must change course if we are to avoid even greater damage to ourselves and to our planet,” said Mr. Ban, explaining that like the gathered leaders, he too must emphasize the importance of his mandate, and, as UN Secretary-General, he must spotlight 2015 as “most important and crucial for humanity.” This is because there are three important priorities that must be achieved during the year, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations: making the final push to achieve the landmark UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); crafting a post-2015 development agenda with a set of sustainable development goals; and agreeing on a universal and meaningful climate change agreement in December in Paris. With all this in mind, the Secretary-General said the world had a very important enabling factor that would help in reaching those objectives: the upcoming UN conference on financing for development, set to be held in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That and other meetings throughout the year would aim at mutually reinforcing goals: to map out a new era of development that strengthens equity and fosters inclusive growth and climate action. On the margins of the Summit, the Secretary-General met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Ban thanked India for its significant contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, as well as to the Organizations conflict prevention and humanitarian efforts. The two also discussed, among others, the need for action on climate change, the post-2015 development agenda, and regional issues. The UN chief also met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, and the two leaders discussed international peace and security issues, including UN efforts to address the crisis in Libya, the urgency of returning to negotiations to achieve a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the need for progress on nuclear disarmament of the Korean Peninsula.Also today, Mr. Ban inaugurated in Gujarat the Canal Top Solar Power Plant, where, looking out over the massive facility, he said: “I saw more than glittering panels – I saw the future of India and the future of our world. I saw India’s bright creativity, ingenuity and cutting-edge technology. And I saw the leadership on sustainable development of Prime Minister Modi when he was the Chief Minister in Gujarat.” Speaking to reporters, the UN chief commended India for having made significant strides in meeting MDG targets, particularly in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, in eliminating polio, and in reducing child and matrernal mortality. “But…we have to admit, that most of the developing countries have not fully accomplished the [Goals].” “That’s why the Member States are now very seriously working to find another set of goals, what we [call] the sustainable development goals. These…goals [are] aiming to address three dimensions of the world and our lives – the economic dimension, social dimension and environmental dimension. [They] cover all spectrums of our lives,” he said, noting that Member States are shortly set to begin final negotiations on the new taregts in the months leading up to a major UN summit in September 2015. read more

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Baramita woman reportedly beaten to death by husband

Police are hunting a Baramita, Barima-Waini, man who allegedly beat his 21-year-old wife on Wednesday evening resulting in her death late last night.The dead woman has been identified as Lorinda Thomas of Baramita, Barima-Waini. She is said to be a mother of one.According to police information, the accused –who has only been identified as “Abdool”- dealt his wife severe blows about her body on Wednesday last, following an argument between the two regarding accusations of infidelity.Due to the severity of her injuries, other relatives rushed the woman to a nearby Health Centre, and she was being prepared for transfer to the Georgetown Public Hospital when she succumbed.INews was told that the relatives of the injured woman did not report the matter to the police. It was the medical facility that made a report when the woman died.An investigation has been launched. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBaramita suspect who reportedly beat his wife to death in custody- PoliceJanuary 24, 2018In “Crime”Police hunting man who allegedly beat his wife to deathJune 21, 2017In “Crime”Wife dies days after alleged beating, husband in custodySeptember 23, 2017In “Crime” read more

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iPhone 5 Antenna Gets a Redesign Rumor

first_imgWith Antennagate in the not-so-distant past, even a company so stubborn as Apple would be remiss were it not to consider a massive overhaul of the phone for the next generation. With that in mind, this isn’t exactly an earth shattering revelation, but with the iPad 2 behind us, we’ll take what we can get, I guess.According to a new round of rumors from a “a Chinese source,” the upcoming iPhone 5 (due out this summer, most likely) will swap its predecessor’s glass back for an aluminum one similar to the the one on the current generation iPod touch. The phone will also dump the much hated exposed antenna for an internal one located behind on the Apple symbol on the device’s rear.According to the source, the iPhone 5 will also be packing the new A5 processor that debuted in the iPad 2 last week. AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones

first_imgSamsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones The South Korean manufacturer lost billions in profit as a result of the phon 17 Comments Monday 23 Jan 2017, 7:46 AM Samsung Electronics’s mobile president Koh Dong-jin. Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joonWhen replacement phones – with batteries from another firm, largely thought to be Chinese manufacturer ATL – also started to combust, the company decided to kill off the Note 7 for good.As many as 1.9 million of the phones were sold in the United States, where authorities banned the device from use on planes and even from being placed in checked luggage. Airlines around the world issued similar prohibitions.The firm has since embarked on a campaign to restore its battered reputation, issuing repeated apologies and putting full-page advertisements in prominent US newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitting that it “fell short” on its promises.Analysts said that Samsung was looking to move on from the debacle with the announcement, which did not implicate other devices.“Consumers tend to be forgiving the first time,” said Tom Kang, research director at Counterpoint Technology.But if it happens again, it will leave a lasting mark on Samsung’s quality and brand image.Samsung had concentrated on innovative design, thinness and battery capacity rather than safety, he said.The firm’s next model, the Galaxy S8, had been expected to be unveiled at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Samsung’s Koh said it would be delayed to ensure that it had no safety issues.© – AFP 2017Read: The day before Apple’s event, Samsung is taking more steps to solve its exploding battery issueRead: Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 after reports of exploding batteries Jan 23rd 2017, 7:46 AM Image: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File Share15 Tweet Email Image: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Filecenter_img THE WORLD’S BIGGEST smartphone maker Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line under the humiliating recall.Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple’s iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire.The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and reputational damage, during a torrid period when it has also been embroiled in a corruption scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.Internal and independent investigations “concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents”, Samsung said in a statement.“We sincerely apologise for the discomfort and concern we have caused to our customers,” Koh Dong-Jin, the head of its mobile business, said bowing before hundreds of reporters and cameramen at a press conference in Seoul.Samsung Electronics is the most prominent unit of the giant Samsung group, South Korea’s largest conglomerate with a revenue equivalent to about a fifth of the country’s GDP.It announced a recall of 2.5 million units of the oversized Galaxy Note 7 in September 2016 after several devices exploded or caught fire, with the company blaming batteries from a supplier, widely believed to be its sister firm Samsung SDI. 10,267 Views Short URL By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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A place to rest a place to chat a safe harbour Injecting

first_img 81 Comments Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 2:02 PM Share311 Tweet Email1 Updated 5.00pmTHE GOVERNMENT HAS today approved legislation that will allow for the establishment of medically supervised injecting centres in Ireland.The legislation is expected to be brought before the Dáil over the next few weeks and the first pilot centre should open in Dublin’s city centre this autumn.There has been some opposition to the centres, which aim to provide a safe space for drug users to help ensure they use clean needles – and dispose of them properly – and have interaction with medical practitioners and other service providers. Users will be able to self-administer drugs they have brought with them to these facilities.Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was  “delighted to be bringing forward this important legislation that adopts a health-led approach to drug-use by those in our society who have been marginalised as a result of their addictions.”As well as allowing the minister to issue licences for the operation of these centres, the bill will provide an exemption for drug users from the offence of possession when in the facility.However the Department of Health stressed that possession of controlled drugs will continue to be an offence outside a supervised injecting facility. Possession for sale or supply will remain an offence both inside and outside a supervised injecting facility.Drugs minister Catherine Byrne said the new centres will be a ‘safe harbour’ for chronic drug users.“They will provide a controlled place for people to inject, but will be much more than that – a place to rest, have a chat and access the services people need,” she said. Feb 7th 2017, 2:02 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘A place to rest, a place to chat – a safe harbour’: Injecting centres get Cabinet approval The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.center_img Short URL 17,589 Views Image: Rick Rycroft/PA By Michelle Hennessy Image: Rick Rycroft/PA I believe in a health-led and person-centred approach to the drug problem. For me this is all about people and looking after the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society. The human cost of public injecting is clear and keeps adding up – the lack of dignity, the effect it has on people’s health, wellbeing and safety. We know that these facilities are not the sole solution to the drugs problem and many other steps are needed, but I am committed to doing everything we can to help those who need it most.ReactionThe Temple Bar Company which represents businesses and cultural centres, have voiced their concern saying that it would effectively decriminalise drugs in certain areas of the city.Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company, said:“We have a serious drug problem in Dublin city with more than 20,000 heroin addicts. Public injecting is a problem as is [public] defecation and urination – which is linked with drug addiction.The Temple Bar Company collect 1,500 used syringes from our streets every year. In light of today’s decision at cabinet, we are bracing ourselves for an increase in the level of syringe disposals and related anti-social behaviour.The Peter McVerry Trust and UISCE voiced their support for the decision, with the Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project Tony Duffin expressing his understanding of some of the concerns people have:“I understand it’s counter intuitive to some people, but the evidence is very clear these services improve the amenity of the area they are established in; they save lives, they keep people healthier; they move people through to treatment and rehabilitation faster; and they save taxpayers money.The bill does not establish locations for the injection centres, but the HSE has established a working group to gather data and identify possible options.“I know people have concerns about where this first pilot facility will be located, but I want to assure you that no decisions have been made,” Simon Harris said today.Poll: Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre?>last_img read more

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Barcelona boss Valverde expects open Supercopa

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is expectant of ‘a more open and difficult’, single-leg Supercopa against Sevilla on Sunday.The Supercopa has been shrunk into a single match in the Moroccan city of Tangier this season, unlike the usual, two-legged fare. Barcelona boss Valverde claims it should result in a better spectacle.“The fact that the Supercopa is a single game makes it a little more open and difficult,” the Coach said at a Press conference as quoted in Football Espana.“Sevilla will be more prepared because they’ve been competing for two weeks, while we’ve come from a tour and some of the lads have joined up later.“Still, we’re looking forward to winning our first trophy. I’m also optimistic because I’ve seen the players, plus those who joined up later.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They’re at a good level, focused, know what they need to do and it shows in training. I’ll call up all the players because it’s a Final and that’s what I usually do.“Only time will tell with Miranda and Cucurella because I took them of both to our preseason tour.“Now Miranda is with us, but performances will dictate who will be in the squad. As for Riqui Puig, my idea hasn’t changed because of the media noise, not at all.“He has rhythm and great qualities, but everything needs time. You need to have patience and see how things go in real competition, which isn’t the same as the friendlies.last_img read more

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Facial recognition raises real ethical questions

first_img Comments Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags Apple Now playing: Watch this: Facial recognition isn’t a futuristic dream, it’s already here in a big way. It’s in your hand when you use Apple’s FaceID to your unlock your iPhone, it’s in the airport when you smile to a camera to board your flight and thanks to a growing number of smart home products, it can even be in your home.This is part of a CNET special report exploring the benefits and pitfalls of facial recognition.The Nest Hello doorbell recognizes familiar faces to tell you who’s come calling and the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor both use it to keep tabs on who’s at home or just outside. Knowing who’s offering a bone is even one of the key features of Aibo, Sony’s $2,900 robot dog. It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing — TP-Link’s Kasa line of smart home products announced at CES in January include cameras with facial recognition capability — and manufacturers are proudly touting facial recognition as a helpful, cutting-edge feature. But should we be rushing to embrace facial recognition in our gardens, kitchen and bedrooms? Though we can’t escape the technology when it’s used in public settings such as airports or retailers, you walk a precarious ethical line when you start collecting biometric data on family, friends and strangers. You might gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing who’s at the door, but it could come at the cost of compromising your loved ones’ privacy by sending their biometric data back to manufacturers or even hackers.What’s legalBefore considering the ethics, it’s important to consider the law. Data privacy is an increasingly hot topic on Capitol Hill, even if there isn’t a federal law that governs facial recognition yet (two US senators proposed one last month). Three states, however, haven’t waited for Congress to act.aibo-heroSony’s aibo learns individual faces to react to different people in different ways.  Sarah Tew/CNET Passed in 2008, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is the oldest legislation and the strictest. It regulates how biometric information is collected, stored, used and even destroyed. Texas followed a year later with the Texas Biometric Privacy Law, while Washington signed its own state House Bill 1493 two years ago.face-id.jpgA judge rules police can’t force people to unlock phones with their faces or fingerprint. Elijah Nouvelage / AFP/Getty Images These bills are aimed largely at commercial implementations and don’t apply to protecting biometric data on residential or private property. Eight other states including New York have attempted to pass laws protecting biometric information, but ultimately failed. Betsy Cooper, director of the Aspen Policy Hub, which models itself after tech incubators such as Y Combinator, teaching technology experts the ins and outs of policy making, says the legal landscape is uncertain. “There are growing interests in your biometric identity and how to regulate that,” she said. “My research suggests that this is focused more on private entities, so on companies’ use of this data rather than private consumer’s use of this data, and so that sort of creates a space of uncertainty as to how consumers would be affected.”Smile, you’re on cameraCooper says that when capturing other people’s biometric information it isn’t just about what’s legal or illegal. When a homeowner adds facial recognition technology, multiple relationships come into play.”There are deep ethical questions,” she said. “Because while the relationship between the individual and the person crossing their threshold is clear, the relationship between the person crossing the threshold and all those other companies and actors is less clear.”For Cooper, the issue extends into what the device manufacturer does with the biometric data of your loved ones and guests. That means it’s up to you to do your due diligence when installing cameras, doorbells and associated apps. When considering a product, carefully read the terms and conditions and have a grasp of what happens to the video, images and facial data captured by your device in order to use it responsibly. It’s not an easy task if you don’t speak legalese. There are steps you can take to improve your privacy, but ultimately you’re believing what the company discloses about how it uses your data.nest-hello-product-photos-1The Nest Hello Doorbell can recognize familiar faces and let you know when an unfamiliar face is at the door.  Tyler Lizenby/CNET Nest, for example, warns in its privacy policy that facial recognition responsibility lies squarely on the consumer: “Depending on where you live and how you configure the Products and Services, you may need to get explicit consent to scan the faces of people visiting your home.”Sony has similar terms and conditions for Aibo. In addition to consenting to the collection of facial recognition data Sony says:”Each Aibo Product owner further agrees that (s)he will obtain a similar consent from any person who (s)he allows in proximity to or to interact with his or her Aibo Product.” In other words, these companies are covering their bases by putting the onus on you to make sure everyone coming in contact with your purchased devices consents to their data being collected. But it’s not like you can post a “Smile, you’re on camera” sign at your front door. It seems nearly impossible (or at least incredibly inconvenient) to obtain explicit consent at every interaction. With devices able to record us or capture our image everywhere we turn when we’re out in public, we’ve largely given up on expecting any sort of notification. “As a society, we’ve sort of gotten to the point where it is accepted that somebody can be recording you on Instagram, just if you walk across the street or any time that you attend sporting events, there are cameras everywhere that may put you on the big screen,” Cooper says. People and private property As a property owner, you could argue that you have a right to know what’s going on in and around your home. And because the person is on your property, you have the right to gather facial recognition data about them. Renters, on the other hand, raise a whole other set of questions. nest-cam-iq-outdoor-facial-recognitionWhen the IQ Outdoor sees a new face, it asks if you know the person. If so, you can name them and add them to your database of “familiar faces” in the app. Screenshots by Megan Wollerton/CNET That’s legally true in most cases, since there aren’t any laws directly addressing facial recognition on private property. Laws that address recording video footage (with devices that can’t recognize faces) only prohibit it in spaces where someone would expect a reasonable amount of privacy, such as a bathroom. While your own private property is certainly a place where most people feel they should be able to decide how much or how little tech is involved, it’s important to remember the members of the public who may find themselves on your doorstep by way of necessity. Consider your mail carrier. My house has loads of charm and no mailbox. Instead, we have a slot in our front door. That means our mail carrier  must walk up to our door, open the slot and throw a stack of letters through. My smart camera might collect that mail carrier’s facial recognition data as they approach and send it off into the ether. Does that person deserve to be notified? They aren’t choosing to subject themselves to it. It’s a necessary part of their job to come in such close proximity to my camera or doorbell.Fortunately, current cameras and doorbells can only report that they see an unfamiliar face. In order for a camera to tell you who is at the door, you’ll need to train it to associate the face with a name. That takes multiple appearances, so one-time visitors won’t give much away. How did it get this far?If we really wanted to get a handle on this privacy thing, we should’ve started when the internet was born. That ship has sailed, but it’s clear privacy is starting to bubble up as an issue with the public. Facebook’s popularity is declining in the midst of its privacy issues, most notably among younger users. While that signals the public’s demand for more responsibility from tech companies, it’s still quite likely that most consumers will continue to ignore these concerns for the sake of having the smartest home on the block.In the US, cameras and doorbells and even phones with facial recognition capabilities have to be trained to learn a face. There’s no nationwide database of faces a device can pull from when it captures an image, but such databases do exist in other countries, including China. While the Department of Homeland Security insists the new REAL ID system is not creating a national database, it probably isn’t too difficult for the federal government to access that state-level data. What if one day criminals or missing persons could be identified on the street by a facial recognition camera? Is that worth the tradeoff of personal data? That’s what we’ll need to decide as a society.Where that leaves us At a minimum, we need to make smart purchasing decisions when it comes to data collecting devices. Yes, that will likely take extra time and research on the part of the consumer. Is that so different than purchasing any other product? Some people carefully read food ingredient lists and nutrition labels. Others research clothing or home products to be sure materials are eco-friendly, fair trade or locally sourced. These same attitudes can be applied to consuming technology. Maybe it’s just my belief in the golden rule, or maybe it’s a sense of foreboding about what the future might hold, but I think we have a responsibility to ourselves and the people interacting with our devices to know what’s happening to our data and be clear about how we’re using it in our daily lives.  Share your voice Facial recognition: Get to know the tech that gets to… Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Smart home cameras bring facial recognition ethics to your front door Smart Home Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 CNET Smart Home See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 26 5:11 • Nest Facial recognition Privacy Sony Applelast_img read more

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