Williams, Ga. State host Little Rock

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditArkansas-Little Rock (21-9, 15-4) vs. Georgia State (18-12, 11-8)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Markquis Nowell and Arkansas-Little Rock will take on Kane Williams and Georgia State. The sophomore Nowell has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 17.2 over his last five games. Williams, a junior, is averaging 17.8 points over the last five games. Associated Press Williams, Ga. State host Little Rock March 2, 2020center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com TEAM LEADERSHIP: The do-everything Nowell is averaging 17.4 points, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals to lead the charge for the Trojans. Ruot Monyyong is also a primary contributor, putting up 12 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by Williams, who is averaging 14.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists.CREATING OFFENSE: Williams has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Georgia State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 20 field goals and 13 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 66 points and 21-2 when scoring at least 66.ASSIST RATIOS: The Trojans have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Panthers. Georgia State has an assist on 40 of 76 field goals (52.6 percent) over its previous three matchups while Arkansas-Little Rock has assists on 50 of 83 field goals (60.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State is rated first among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.3 points per game.last_img read more

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Butler sisters prepare to fill void left by Syracuse’s 4 departing seniors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tiara and Tasia Butler finally got what they wanted. They could finally play basketball whenever they liked, thanks to the new hoop in their backyard.But it didn’t last. Too many kids from the neighborhood tried to play on it and before too long, the hoop had to be taken down.“It was the nicest hoop in the whole area, in our whole neighborhood,” Tiara said.Thanks to their strict practice schedule with their father, though, the Butler sisters still practiced regularly enough to develop their games.In addition to freshmen twins Briana and Bria Day, Tiara and Tasia Butler compose the other sisterly connection on Syracuse’s (21-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) roster. Tiara is a redshirt junior guard and Tasia is a 6-foot-1 freshman wing, part of Syracuse’s highly rated Class of 2013.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA four-star recruit, Tasia came in as the No. 12 guard in the country and No. 73 overall recruit after averaging a double-double in her senior year at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. Her older sister has been battling a lower-body injury this year, but appeared in 26 games throughout her first two seasons at SU.Although Tasia has fallen behind in Syracuse’s depth chart because of a crowded backcourt this season, she and her sister could become more integral to the Orange’s rotation next year as SU will look to replace its four current seniors. “Tasia is a talented player and she’s getting better in practice, so her role will increase,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Tiara will have to get back on the court to be able to see opportunities physically. They’re both very instinctual on defense and they run the floor well. “It’s funny because I think you can kind of see a lot of them in each other.” That’s likely a result of so much time practicing against each other — even though Tasia hated basketball, at first.“She just wanted to dance. She hated coming to games, she hated being in the gym,” Tiara said. “Next thing you know, she’s here in college with me. It’s crazy.”Throughout most of elementary school, it was the same routine every day. After the Butler sisters would get home from school, Tasia would be off to dance class while her older sister went to the gym with their father. Once the dance phase ended for Tasia around fifth grade, she wanted to join her sister and father at the gym, but just to shoot around.“Then I realized I actually liked it. I saw how good Tiara was and how good I could be,” Tasia said. “Everybody always told me, ‘You’re tall, you’ve got the height. Your sister’s athletic, so I know you’ve got it in you.’”Tiara herself developed her skills within two years of taking basketball seriously, so Tasia joined the program. Even if one of them had practice or a game, they wouldn’t go to bed without practicing with their father. For 2–3 hours a day, they’d hone their shot and run through drills with him. They ran races to pit Tiara’s speed against the bigger Tasia’s conditioning. They’d watch film and even play basketball video games. They started to breathe the game. “We were able to force each other to get better. It was so competitive,” Tiara said.The Butlers played one-on-one against each other often — until Tasia finally won a game. But that practice together began to pay off on the hardwood. At North Point, they had obvious chemistry, running plenty of drive-and-kicks, screen-and-rolls and pick-and-pops for each other.Tiara averaged 8.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game her senior year and was ranked one of the top players in the area. Tasia scored 19.1 points with 10 rebounds per game as a senior, and won a Maryland 4A State Championship.Now at Syracuse, Tasia is still transitioning to college basketball as she tries to earn herself more playing time — while also adjusting to the amount of snow she never saw in Maryland winters. And in the heat of the season, rooming together on SU’s road trips reminds both sisters of the days they had bunk beds growing up.Said Tasia: “It feels like home just having her here.” Comments Published on March 4, 2014 at 12:57 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Ghana Reaches Deal with FIFA to Avert Dissolution

first_imgFIFA President, Gianni Infantino, met a senior delegation from Accra on Thursday, with both sides agreeing to “establish a normalisation committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association,” a FIFA statement said.The committee will be staffed by people with “integrity and competence,” it added.“Satisfied with the above measures, the Government of Ghana shall take steps to discontinue the process for the winding up of the Ghana Football Association,” FIFA further said.Ghana’s Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, had said in June that “urgent measures” were needed to protect the public against the GFA, which she described as “an instrument for self-aggrandisement by people who run it to make themselves rich.”Football is massively popular in the West African nation.The graft revelations within the GFA sent shockwaves through the country just before the start of the World Cup in Russia. Ghana had failed for the tournament.But the Black Stars captured fans across Africa during a thrilling run to the quarterfinals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana Thursday backed away from controversial plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation, as it reached a deal with FIFA to clean up football administration in the country.Ghana’s attorney general had taken steps towards dissolving the embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) after an explosive documentary in June showed officials allegedly soliciting bribes worth millions of dollars.FIFA countered that it would work with Ghana to tackle corruption but would not allow the GFA’s hasty liquidation.last_img read more

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Customer & Product effective LeoVegas hits H1 2017 heights

first_imgShare Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator LeoVegas AB has stated that it is confident of hitting its 2017 full-year targets and corporate expectations following a strong H1 period driven by ‘solid organic growth’.The mobile-centric gambling group would post H1 2017 (period ending 30 June) net-gaming revenues of €93 million representing a 55% increase on corresponding 2016’s €60 million.Highlighting product KPIs, LeoVegas governance would note a marked improved performance of in customer retention which saw the number ‘returning depositing customers was 100,020 (2016: 66,917)’. The company further detailed that during the period it was able to implement new customer bonus strategies improving player values.Backed by ongoing growth within its home market of Sweden, LeoVegas would declare an H1 2017 operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 11 million (€1.2 million), which sees the operator reverses its 2016’s losses of SEK 900,000.Looking forward, LeoVegas governance has highlighted growth within the Danish online gambling market, in which it has launched its LeoVegas Sports betting product.The operator is further confident of supporting its strong mobile dynamics, having launched its Android App on Google Play Store this month.Updating investors, LeoVegas AB CEO Gustaf Hagman commented on H1 2017 corporate performance: “More than five years have now passed since we launched the mobile gaming company LeoVegas. The vision we laid out then is more relevant than ever before – that LeoVegas will lead the industry into the mobile future.“LeoVegas has clearly taken the position as the most innovative and mobile-focused company – something we have gained attention for with countless accolades in industry publications and which can be seen in our figures of mobile gaming.” StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Regulatory complexities the main focus for Lords committee

first_img Winning Post: Third time’s the charm for England’s casinos August 17, 2020 Share Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report August 10, 2020 Share Related Articles The Select Committee reviewing the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ has adjourned to asses the complexities facing the sector’s diverse stakeholders, as well as carry out an assessment of the 2005 Gambling Act. The discussion, led by chairman of the Gambling Review Body Sir Alan Budd and Dan Waugh, Partner at Regulus Partners, has focused largely on the challenges associated with developing effective gambling policies, operator responsibility with regards to problem gambling treatments, and the potential impact that the gambling industry may have on those under the age of 18. Sir Budd, who oversaw the development of the Gambling Review Report in 2001, explained that gambling regulation should act as a protective measure: “Regulation should be used not only to prevent criminal activity but also to protect the most vulnerable,” he said. “That was the main objectives of our proposals [in the 2001 Report].“The control and regulation of gambling should include the desire to minimise the risks associated with problem gambling, but to get rid of problem gambling is probably an impossible task.”Comparisons between the gambling industry and the alcohol and tobacco industries were drawn when considering where the onus lies in treating industry-associated harms, with Budd arguing that there are currently insufficient resources allocated towards the treatment of problem gambling.He added: “The current provision of funding and NHS time for problem gambling is insufficient. Whether it becomes sufficient following the latest published report and because of larger contributions from the gambling industry, I don’t know. However, there is difficulty in answering the question of just how much money should be allocated towards treatment.”The committee also attributed a failure to carry out consistent reviews of the industry to be the main reason as to why there was a lack of critical evidence relating to the overall social and economic impact of the gambling industry.Waugh explained that due to the narrow scope of triennial reviews, one of which took three years to complete, it has been unclear what the overall impact of gaming has been on the vulnerable and young adults.  Betting leadership is reminded that the Select Committee will close its submission for evidence on its social and economic impacts inquiry this Friday 6 August.last_img read more

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FCPPL Review: New Edubiase defeat Hearts in Obuasi

first_imgNew Edubiase have beaten Hearts of Oak improve their standings on the First Capital Plus Premier League table. Striker Nuhu Fuseini shot the home side into lead before Kenneth Okoro equalised for the Phobians in the match played at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday .After going into the first half break with a 1-1scoreline, Edubiase were the stronger when the game resumed.And after piling pressure on Hearts of Oak, midfielder Latif Anabila scored in the 73rd minute to give Edubiase the three points in the match.The result could see Hearts of Oak heading closer to the relegation zone again after last week’s 4-0 win over Heart Of Lions gave them a lift on the log.The Phobians will now face their arch rivals Asante Kotoko in A “Super Sunday” in a match that will be all important to both sides considering their positions on the League table. In another Match day 24 game played on Friday afternoon, Bechem United defeated second placed Berekum Chelsea 2-1 to move to the 10th position.–last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The hunting question.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Do you hunt? Yes, I hunt about everything I can legally. I’ll hunt birds, but not mammals. I’ll hunt mammals, but not birds. No. But I would like to. I just don’t have the time. No. Hunting does not interest me. No. I think it is unethical. I love hunting so much I poach. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Police arrest Louisiana woman who paid bail with cash that smelled like marijuana

first_imgPolice arrested a Louisiana woman on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate’s bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.”When police smelled the cash that 33-year-old Stormy Lynn Parfait used on Friday to post bail, they began an investigation.Investigators searched her car while she was still at the jail and found nearly $40,000 more inside, along with about 100 Klonopin pills and a food stamp card that wasn’t registered to her, according to the sheriff’s statement.Police also found marijuana, cocaine and paraphernalia, when they searched her home. Four unattended children there were turned over to a relative.Parfait was charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs, four counts of illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17, taking contraband to or into a correctional institution and other related charges, authorities said.last_img read more

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Big East alums in NBA lament conference’s demise

first_imgRETURN TO DENVER–New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, rear, jokes with teammates as they warm up before facing the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver, March 13. The game marked Anthony’s first at the Pepsi Center after his trade from Denver to New York two years ago. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) by Jon KrawczynskiAP Basketball WriterThe Big East tournament has begun, and it’s one of Carmelo Anthony’s favorite times of year.This is the time of year when he is helping his NBA team push for the playoffs and also cheering on his Syracuse Orange as they slug it out in the Big East tournament, the best conference tournament in the land.He has plenty of years left to chase championships with the New York Knicks. He wishes he could say the same for his Orange in the Big East.The mighty Big East — long considered the most tradition-rich and prideful of nation’s hoops conferences — is splintering. And some of the players that helped give the conference its sterling reputation, including Anthony, are lamenting the end of an era.“To see the way it’s going now, it’s kind of sad for me because I was there,” Anthony said. “I was in it. I was part of those games. I was part of those rivalries. I was part of the Big East family.”So were Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. So were Chris Mullin and Mark Jackson. So were Ray Allen and Emeka Okafor.“I don’t know who is in the Big East now, to be honest,” said Okafor, a former Connecticut Husky who plays center for the Washington Wizards. “I could tell you who was in it when I was in it. But now I’m all confused.”The conference’s seven Catholic schools —  Georgetown, St. John’s, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Marquette and DePaul — will form their own basketball-centric conference next year that will hold on to the Big East name, if not the cachet. Syracuse is headed to the ACC, leaving behind a storied rivalry with the Hoyas. Pittsburgh is headed there, too, while longtime hoops power UConn is joining South Florida, Cincinnati, Temple, Rutgers and Louisville in a new football-centered conference with Memphis, Central Florida, SMU and Houston.This is the new way of life in this volatile era of conference realignments. The Big East alumni know that, but that doesn’t mean they have to like it.“I’m not a guy that wears red shorts underneath my suit,” said Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who starred at St. John’s in the 1980s. “But it is disappointing when you look at the history of the Big East, the great players, the great moments, the great teams. It is a sad day in college sports.”Under terms of the split, the new-look Big East will still hold its tournament at Madison Square Garden, the site of so much magic, so much drama and so many thrills over the last 25 years. Mullin led St. John’s to the title in 1983, the first year the tourney was held in the Garden. Allen’s game-winning shot in the 1996 title game lifted UConn over Allen Iverson’s Hoyas. Syracuse beat UConn in six overtimes in a quarterfinal matchup in 2009. Kemba Walker averaged 26 points a game to carry the Huskies to the title in 2011. West Virginia and Louisville have made improbable runs in the Big Apple. It goes on and on.“Historical games,” said Timberwolves forward and former Villanova standout Dante Cunningham. “We had six overtimes, two or three in the morning games. All type of great games. We’ve just been through so much as the Big East community. To see that go it hurts. I guess it’s in the best interest of the schools.”Several alums mentioned the business side of the game with a shrug of the shoulders. That’s just the way it is, today more than ever. They’ve learned that while playing or coaching in the NBA and are watching it trickle down to the college game more and more every day.“People have to realize it is a business,” Jackson said. “It is an absolute business. If it’s going to be a business, it should be a business across the board. Coaches, institutions and players. That’s for another day and another debate.”Lakers forward Metta World Peace, known as Ron Artest when he played at St. John’s, likened it to the music business that he dabbles in on the side.“Different businesses always merge and fail or grow and people move on,” he said. “Very few businesses can sustain staying the same for years and years. Very few.”Maybe Metta has it right. College sports have always been looked at as different because of the emotions and connections they foster, both from alumni and the communities they inhabit. But in the end, these schools and these conferences are searching for ways to make more money, to appeal to a broader audience, to evolve. And as much as the traditions of the sport play a role in the allure, it’s also being proven that they don’t hold a candle to the pursuit of revenue and the power of football.“It hurts,” Cunningham said. “Kids that grew up watching the Big East, playing in the Garden. All that is slipping out the window. That all comes with the Big East. It was the best conference out there.”The seven existing teams expect to recruit a few other programs to fill out the new conference, but whoever decides to join won’t be bringing any of the history, any of the contentiousness and certainly not any of the gravitas of Syracuse, UConn, Pitt and Louisville that made the Big East such a fierce conference for such a long time.“All of that is history that we won’t ever lose,” Anthony said, “but we won’t make anymore, either.”Everyone is getting together one more time, starting on Tuesday. Anthony will be watching, just as he always does. But it will be a little bit harder this time around. Sure, Syracuse has one more crack at the prestigious tourney title. But it might not mean as much.As far as Anthony is concerned, “It’s already gone.”Follow Jon Krawczynski on Twitter: http://twitter.com/APkrawczynskilast_img read more

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Rockets ‘parting ways’ with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony

first_img“In the summer we tried to hit a home run and it didn’t work out,” D’Antoni said. “He tried everything he could. He was great while he was here. It just didn’t work out for whatever reason. I just thank him for his professionalism. It was good. He tried everything he could to make it work and it just didn’t work out.”The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.Anthony sat out Houston’s last three games with what the team called an illness. His last appearance for Houston came in a blowout loss to Oklahoma City on Nov. 8 when he had two points and five rebounds.D’Antoni expects the rest of the Rockets to handle this professionally, but knows that the move will be tough on them.“I’m sure they hate it,” D’Antoni said. “There’s some good friends in there and there will be friendships. But above all this is a business.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Narrow escape FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris guards Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)HOUSTON — Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston.Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Read Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In the end the Rockets decided it would be better to move on than to force Anthony to do that.“We just had to see how things worked out,” D’Antoni said. “And the way we play probably wasn’t conducive to his game and he was trying to make the necessary sacrifices and it wasn’t fair to him as a Hall of Fame player to play in a way that wasn’t good for him, wasn’t good for us. It just wasn’t a fit.”The 34-year-old Anthony is a 10-time All-Star who has had a tough time over the last two seasons. He averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 78 starts in a tumultuous season for the Thunder last season before coming to Houston — and accepting a reserve role for the first time in his 16-year career.Eight of Anthony’s 10 appearances for the Rockets came off the bench after he had started all 1,054 games he’d played in his first 15 NBA seasons.D’Antoni said he feels for Anthony that things ended this way and made it clear that it wasn’t a matter of Anthony not having the right attitude in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Anthony played just 10 games for Houston after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason.Morey added that: “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks in July before the Hawks released him to clear the way for him to sign with the Rockets.Houston thought he could be the piece it needed to finally get past Golden State and win its first championship since back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Instead the Rockets limped out to a 6-7 start and the emergence of undrafted rookie Gary Clark made it appear that Anthony would have to take a reduced role. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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