Hot-shooting Rosario leads TNT past struggling Meralco

first_imgFilipino fighter Catalan extends ONE streak, stops Chinese foe Rosario caught fire early as he helped TNT grab a 16-3. The KaTropa led as high as 16, 34-18, in the first half.Niño Canaleta tried to be the spark for Meralco, getting the Bolts to within five early in the third frame, but usual starters Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro restored order for the KaTropa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRR Garcia chipped in 18 markers and eight assists, while Pogoy and Castro were still as equally deadly off the bench as they combined for 27 points and eight rebounds.TNT shot 18-of-40 from downtown. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES TNT coach Nash Racela, however, isn’t celebrating the win as much knowing that the KaTropa did what they were supposed to do against the undermanned Bolts crew.“We knew going to this game that Meralco was undermanned. We knew that they lacked the people going to this game today so our mentality was to take advantage of that. From start to end, we’re able to do that and our level of intensity was consistent,” he said.Meralco was still missing the services of injured forwards Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge for the game.Leaving much of the load on Baser Amer’s shoulders and the guard delivered with 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the loss.Jared Dillinger came off the bench and got 14 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Canaleta had 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments The Scores:TNT 99 — Rosario 22, Garcia 18, Pogoy 15, Castro 12, Reyes 10, Semerad 10, Carey 3, Hernandez 3, Tautuaa 2, Torres 2, Williams 2, Golla 0, Onwubere 0.MERALCO 81 — Amer 20, Dillinger 14, Canaleta 11, Tolomia 8, Newsome 6, Lanete 5, Bono 4, Hugnatan 4, Ballesteros 3, Faundo 3, Baracael 2, , Sedurifa 1, Caram 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 27-18, 46-36, 73-62, 99-81. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — TNT rode on its blistering start behind Troy Rosario and cruised to a 99-81 victory over Meralco Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.Celebrating his 26th birthday, the third-year forward got things going for the KaTropa, unloading 12 of his 22 points in the first quarter. He shot 6-of-10 from beyond the arc while also hauling down 10 rebounds to steer his side to back-to-back wins and move up to 3-2.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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Nandigram is a small problem

first_imgThe Left does not seem to be in favour of a second term for President Kalam, nor is it keen on Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for the post. Instead, they may put up a woman candidate for the most powerful chair. “Nandigram is a small problem. We are not isolated.,The Left does not seem to be in favour of a second term for President Kalam, nor is it keen on Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for the post. Instead, they may put up a woman candidate for the most powerful chair. “Nandigram is a small problem. We are not isolated. The entire party is with me, from Jyoti Basu to ordinary party workers at the village level.”Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, West Bengal chief minister”There will be political instability if we withdraw our support to the UPA, which will benefit the BJP. The Left parties will not allow the BJP to succeed in its designs.”Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Politburo member”Whoever doesn’t believe in Hindu nationalism shouldn’t have the right to live in India. We aren’t saying every Muslim is a terrorist, but the community is sheltering terrorists.”Mahant Adityanath, Hindu Mahasabha MP”India should stop lecturing others on terrorism because by making nuclear weapons, India committed the original sin.”Mushahid Hussain, Pakistan Muslim League leader”In the last six months, the Indian team has been playing like it’s a 9-to-5 desk job. This is sport, and you are here to enjoy. I didn’t like the way the team has been playing.”Ravi Shastri, Indian cricket team managerlast_img read more

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Jenson Button wins chaotic Belgian GP while Fernando Alonso fails to finish

first_imgMcLaren’s Jenson Button took his first win since March with a disciplined drive from pole position in a chaotic and entertaining Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Championship leader Fernando Alonso and Button’s teammate Lewis Hamilton both failed to finish as they were among five of the top ten starters caught up in a first corner smash”To get a victory here from lights to the flag is very special for me. Especially since I’ve not had the easiest year,” Button said.The accident helped defending champion Sebastian Vettel snatch second for Red Bull, 14 seconds behind Button, while Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium place for Lotus after his hotly tipped challenge for the win failed to materialise.”I was at the first corner when a lot of cars went off, it was pretty crazy,” Vettel said.”Fortunately we came back with a fantastic strategy.”The result cuts Alonso’s lead to 24 points from Vettel, who is eight points ahead of teammate Mark Webber and nine in front of Raikkonen. Hamilton is 47 points adrift of Alonso, with Button 13 further back.Fourth place went to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, who profited from the first-corner mayhem and battled strongly with drivers including Raikkonen, Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher and his own teammate Paul di Resta throughout the race.Felipe Massa was fifth for Ferrari, his second-best finish of a disappointing season, while Webber was sixth with Schumacher seventh, after fighting other cars throughout his 300th Grand Prix.The two Toro Rosso cars of Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo were eighth and ninth, with the final point going to di Resta in tenth.advertisement(Button’s win at Spa-Francorchamps is his first victory since March.)The first-corner crash was caused when Lotus’ Romain Grosjean drifted across into the path of Hamilton on the run down to the first corner and two touched tires, catapulting Grosjean into Alonso.The accident also ended the races for Sauber’s Sergio Perez, who had been fourth on the grid, while second-starting Kamui Kobayashi lost his hopes of points after damage in the crash forced him into the pits.The safety car came out and the restart saw the end of the race for Williams’ Pastor Maldonado, who had been sixth on the grid but found himself under investigation for jumping the original start before a shunt at the restart forced him to retire.Schumacher took fourth at the restart but found himself gradually falling through the field during the race as the faster cars of Vettel, Massa and Webber made their speed count.Seven-time champion Schumacher did not give up lightly and was at the centre of many of the race’s most entertaining duels, including a lengthy scrap for third against Raikkonen.A battle between him and Vettel on lap 20 of 44 almost ended in disaster when Schumacher unexpectedly pulled into the pits, narrowly missing the younger German.Russia’s Vitaly Petrov was 14th for Caterham after starting 19th on the grid. He finished three places ahead of his teammate Heikki Kovalainen, whose race was ruined by a pitlane shunt when the Caterham crew released him into the back of Narain Karthikeyan’s HRT.last_img read more

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GALLERY: 2019 Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay Philippines

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ironman top finisher Caroline Steffen draws inspiration from baby boy Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track PLAY LIST 01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

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Pulwama terror attack: Virat Kohli postpones Indian Sports Honours as a mark of respect

first_imgThe RP-SG Indian Sports Honours that was scheduled to take place on Sunday night has been postponed by Virat Kohli as a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred in Pulwama in a terrorist attack on Thursday. Virat Kohli annually rewards excellence in sports and nurtures promising athletes through the Virat Kohli Foundation.”The who’s who of entertainment and sports industry were expected to attend the award ceremony. Every partner and all the sportstars and delegates associated with this award have been informed and communicated with stating that hosting an event was unacceptable at this moment when India is mourning the death of its jawans,” a press release stated.”The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow,” Kohli tweeted.The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019The Virat Kohli Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting the underprivileged sections of society, provides scholarships to promising young athletes, as well as individuals and initiatives that have promoted sport at the grassroot level.At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives on Thursday after a car loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisementCondolence messages have been pouring in for the family of the deceased CRPF soldiers ever since the news of the attack broke out.Several have condemned the attacks, for which the responsibility has been claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).Cricketers, including India captain Kohli, have grieved over the death of the CRPF personnel. Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Hardik Pandya have also condemned the “Cowardly and dastardly” attack.Following the attack, India’s premier football league (I-League) champions Minerva Punjab FC requested the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to shift their upcoming league match. Punjab are scheduled to play Real Kashmir FC on February 18 in Srinagar.Also Read | Pained by cowardly attack on our CRPF jawans: Cricketers condemn Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Shocked after Pulwama terror attack: Virat Kohli grieves over martyred soldiersAlso Read | Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Pulwama terror attacklast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney will travel to US for talks with DC United, spokesperson confirms

first_imgShare on Pinterest news DC United The final decision on any proposed deal would rest with the Premier League club and their new manager. Marco Silva is the leading candidate to succeed Sam Allardyce and Rooney wants to discuss his role under the next manager before making a final decision.Marcel Brands, who becomes Everton’s new director of football on 1 June, has confirmed Allardyce’s replacement needs to assess the squad ahead of any transfer moves. “If we are going to take decisions about players it is important the manager is involved because he is going to work with them every day,” said Brands, recently hired from PSV Eindhoven. “I will take care of the long-term strategy but the first job now is to find a manager as soon as possible and straight away go to work with the squad.”Rooney is currently on holiday in Barbados and will be accompanied on his trip to Washington by his long-time adviser Paul Stretford.News of the visit first emerged in a report in the Washington Post on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the player confirmed that it is to take place in the coming days. Everton have not commented on the news.Rooney rejoined first club Everton last summer after 13 years with Manchester United. He scored 11 goals during the season just finished, including a hat-trick against West Ham in November.Brands, meanwhile, will meet Silva before Everton finalise the appointment of their new manager. The Dutchman will have a powerful and wide-ranging remit at Goodison Park and has outlined his criteria for the new appointment. It may not bode well for the 32-year-old Rooney.“I think it is important that he (the next manager) wants to work in the new philosophy, the new strategy of how we want to work with a director of football. I think it is important that he creates the environment for the long-term, and I think it is important that he is a modern coach. If you think about what Everton’s plans are, I think a modern coach will fit into that profile. Then his philosophy and how he wants to play is important. I think it has to be a coach who wants to work with young players.” MLS Wayne Rooney Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Premier League Everton US sportscenter_img Wayne Rooney will travel to the United States to meet officials at DC United this week, his spokesperson has confirmed. The former England captain, who has one year left on his contract at Everton, has been linked with a move to Washington DC’s MLS team.No deal has been made between Everton and DC United but Rooney is travelling to the US for exploratory talks with permission from Everton. The journey is a fact-finding trip for the 32-year-old and his support staff as they get to know DC United’s set-up. Any transfer, however, would need to meet the approval of Everton. Share via Email Share on Facebook Topics Wayne Rooney wants Everton manager clarification before deciding future Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Nine-man Tottenham undone at the last as Aké snatches win for Bournemouth

first_imgTottenham are not making things easy in their quest for a Premier League top-four finish. On a madcap afternoon at Bournemouth, they played for 42 minutes with nine men, after having Son Heung-min and the substitute Juan Foyth sent off, while they were fortunate not to lose Eric Dier to another red card. Their rap sheet also featured five yellow cards.Mauricio Pochettino’s depleted team held out until stoppage-time and it had to be said that Bournemouth were strangely toothless opposition, not entirely comfortable when the onus was on them to force the issue. But they found the killer blow when Nathan Aké showed more desire than anybody around him to head home from Ryan Fraser’s corner. 3 Rose 1 Boruc 25 Simpson 33 Mepham Share on Messenger Pinterest 42 Travers Substitutes Spurs Lineups 6 Sanchez 2Liverpool366491 4Chelsea362168 5Arsenal362066 23 Eriksen 2 Trippier Read more (s 76′) Son Heung-min shoves Jefferson Lerma in the first half. The South Korea forward was shown a straight red card. Photograph: Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images 18 Llorente 13 Wilson Premier League Reuse this content 24 Fraser Read more Corners AFC Bournemouth 1Man City366892 12 Wanyama 8 Lerma (s 82′) Tottenham Hotspur 20 Alli 3 Cook Share on Facebook 15 Smith 22 Gazzaniga 22 Hyndman Share on Pinterest 59 Ofoborh 10 Ibe Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened Dier would get away with another rash challenge on 42 minutes when he went into Callum Wilson inside the area. Dier got none of the ball and all of the man, and it was a mystery as to how Bournemouth did not get a penalty. Pochettino withdrew Dier at the interval because he had become a danger to his team and he did likewise with Toby Alderweireld because he was also on a yellow card.The Tottenham manager said he did not want any more dismissals but Foyth would make a mockery of that hope after just three minutes. The young defender over-ran the ball and, stretching to rectify the situation, his momentum took him into Simpson. The Argentinian’s boot was extremely high.Son had felt the red mist descend after conceding a free-kick to Fraser. He picked himself up, felt Lerma aim a dig in his back and raised his hands in an aggressive manner. Lerma went down dramatically but Son ought to know better. It was possible to wonder whether Pawson’s lack of action over Dier had preyed on the referee’s mind. Share on Twitter 9 Mousset Share on WhatsApp 11 12 Goal attempts (s 46′) match reports Substitutes Match stats 46 54 PosTeamPGDPts The upshot for Spurs was that unless results involving the teams immediately below them go in their favour on Sunday, they will need something – possibly a victory – at home to Everton on the final day to ensure a return to the Champions League via league position.Spurs’ poor form goes on. They have now lost seven of their past 11 league fixtures and this was not the preparation they had in mind for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Ajax on Wednesday, in which they trail 1-0.Pochettino’s players were the architects of their own downfall, with Son getting himself into trouble when he lost his cool on 43 minutes to push Jefferson Lerma, and Foyth leaping into a poor challenge on Jack Simpson almost immediately after his introduction as a half-time substitute.Bournemouth played like a mid-table team at the end of their season, although Eddie Howe could relish a nerveless professional debut from the 19-year-old goalkeeper Mark Travers, but at least they could enjoy the finale. The irony that Aké’s goal came from a set piece, when Spurs had the personnel to defend properly, was not lost on Pochettino. Bournemouth are now one point shy of their best Premier League points tally. 23 Clyne Share on LinkedIn 17 Sissoko 5 Ake Fouls Facebook 7 Son 27 Lucas Moura 10 6 9 Janssen 15 Dier 14 AFC Bournemouth Off target 6 Spurs 6 AFC Bournemouth On target 5 Spurs 28 Taylor TOT BOU Share via Email 52 Skipp Twitter 44 Surridge 17 King Topics Bournemouth The Observer Notts County drop out of Football League, Wolves and West Ham win – as it happened 33 Davies 1 Lloris Howe felt a little cheeky, to borrow the word that he used, in pointing out Dier should have been the first man sent off but everybody inside the stadium could see it – apart from the referee, Craig Pawson. Already booked for taking out Fraser on the break, he slid back to trip Joshua King on another Bournemouth counter in the 34th minute.The entire Bournemouth team moved towards Pawson to demand Dier’s dismissal and, when he allowed play to continue, they were almost caught cold when Spurs broke through Dele Alli. Pawson had the whistle to his lips before he appeared to think better. (s 46′) 3Tottenham Hotspur372870 Prior to the dismissals, the central figure had been Travers. He was almost lobbed from the halfway line by Lucas Moura in the early running but subsequently made a string of saves in the opening 33 minutes, when Spurs were in the ascendancy. The best was a flying tip over the bar to keep out an Alli header. Son also blew a good chance on 31 minutes when he fired high after running around Steve Cook.King was denied by Hugo Lloris in the 38th minute – the goalkeeper reached the ball before taking out the man in the area – while Simpson went close in first-half stoppage-time. But with the two-man superiority, Bournemouth hardly laid siege to the Spurs goal. Jordon Ibe drew a routine save from Lloris with a shot from distance and the substitute Lys Mousset blew a free header.“Of course we’re not happy,” Pochettino said. “We dominated the first half and we played for so long with nine men and their goalkeeper is the man of the match. Crazy. We’ve now got two finals against Ajax and Everton.” Possession 21 Foyth TOT46BOU54% 4 Alderweireldlast_img read more

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England are favourites for 2019 World Cup but India won’t be far behind: Jason Gillespie

first_img Press Trust of India AdelaideJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 15:31 IST India are currently in Australia playing an ODI series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJason Gillespie has backed India’s chances at World Cup, saying they have a well-balanced bowling attackGillespie said Bumrah is a fine bowler and revealed that he enjoys watching the India pacer in actionGillespie is confident that Australia will head to the World Cup with a full-strength teamFormer Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie feels the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes the team one of the favourites for the upcoming ICC World Cup, alongside hosts England.”I think the Indian attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for obvious reason but their attack is still quite good,” Gillespie told PTI in an interview.”Everyone offers different things, and you add Bumrah to it, so they are well placed to mount a challenge for the World Cup. I think England are the obvious favourites, but India won’t be far behind,” he insisted.Gillespie singled out Bumrah for special praise and said the young right-arm pacer’s unorthodox action makes him a different bowler from others.”I enjoy watching Bumrah bowl. He just ambles in but when he gets to the crease, he almost has a slingshot action. He bowls at good pace, hurries the batsmen up, and he can also change his pace a lot. He is a very fine bowler,” the 43-year-old former pacer said.”His action does stand out. It is a braced front leg, delayed bowling arm action. It gets you to the crease quickly, and delivers that sling shot. It is what generates his pace.”But you need to be strong to be able to do that. Bumrah is robust and fit to bowl long spells in Test cricket. He keeps his pace up throughout a Test and this is what makes him an exciting bowler,” Gillespie said.India and Australia are tied at 1-1 in the ongoing three-match ODI series with the decider scheduled to be played at Melbourne on Friday.advertisementThe Australian team, which is currently going through a rebuilding phase, are eyeing its first ODI series win since January 2017 and Gillespie said it is the best for opportunity for youngsters to stake a claim in the World Cup-bound team.”Obviously they are missing a couple key personnel from both batting and bowling perspectives. But the team will look very different in the World Cup. So it is a wonderful opportunity for these players and selectors to look at different options in pressure situations,” said the Adelaide Strikers’ coach.”It is a great opportunity for young players to show what they can do and enjoy the moment of representing their country. It gives selectors more information when they get together to pick the World Cup squad,” Gillespie added.Also Read | MS Dhoni not getting younger, leave the man alone: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | MS Dhoni did not complete a single and forgot to raise his bat after reaching his fiftyAlso Read | Watch: Glenn Maxwell imitates MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot, Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hitAlso Read | I love Virat Kohli, he is the best in the world: Darren LehmannAlso Read | Why MS Dhoni lost his cool with Khaleel Ahmed in AdelaideFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Jason GillespieFollow Virat KohliFollow 2019 ICC World Cup England are favourites for 2019 World Cup but India won’t be far behind: Jason GillespieIndia vs Australia: Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie also heaped praise on India pacer Jasprit Bumrah, saying he enjoys watching the right-arm pacer in action. Bumrah has been rested for the ongoing ODI series in Australia and the upcoming limited-over series in New Zealand.advertisementlast_img read more

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Minister says Tertiary Institutions Must Invest More in Robotics

first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says tertiary institutions must contribute to nation-building by investing more research funds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.The Minister, who was addressing a symposium on cybercrime at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay on October 11, said the Government will be depending on the “wisdom” and expertise of these facilities to guide “our development agenda” in the future of information technology.“I must commend the UWI, in particular, for incorporating green technology into your operations and teaching activities. But I challenge you to make your large campus the first smart campus in Jamaica,” Dr. Chang said.“Rather than losing some of our brightest students because there is insufficient room made for research into this field, you must attract, instead, the region’s best,” he added.The Minister said that while there have clearly been signs that investments have been made in this area of academia, every effort must be made to raise the bar even a little bit higher.“The research required must be right and robust, relying on local realities and tailored for our culture,” he added.Dr. Chang noted that for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Jamaica, the issue of financing as it relates to advancement in technology “is perennial”.He also noted that access to funding to create better outcomes and experiences for “our visitors and citizens” is a critical factor in the rate and standard of development.“This is where we must call on our private-sector partners. The call for private-sector involvement in development, particularly in public-private partnerships (PPP), is not unique to this Government,” the Minister said.He noted that in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dubai, Hamburg and Singapore, which are considered the world’s smartest cities, the involvement of private investment was significant in moving them to smart-city status.“What this Government, and governments across the region must begin to consider more, is the involvement of technology in the building of cities,” he said.Dr. Chang pointed out that the “intertwining of public and private interests in our cities is inevitable.  Therefore, the earlier the buy-in and involvement of private interests, the sooner greater gains can be made for both civic and business interests”.last_img read more

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CTV Reporter Paul Bliss Suspended Following Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

first_imgGlobal News has reached out to Paul Bliss for comment but has not yet received a response.(Supplied)Bridget Brown, former CTV journalist, is alleging she was subjected to sexual misconduct by an “award-winning CTV reporter and anchor” while working in Toronto.Brown made the allegations in a blog post published on Friday afternoon. She does not name Paul Bliss directly. She writes that the CTV reporter kissed her without her consent, attempted to forcibly initiate “oral sex,” and then masturbated in front of her. WARNING: This article contains sexually explicit language, discretion is advised.CTV has suspended Queen’s Park reporter Paul Bliss following explict allegations of sexual misconduct made by a former employee.“Allegations have been made against a CTV news reporter,” a CTV spokesperson said in statement. “We take this very seriously and as a result have suspended Paul Bliss until an investigation is complete.” Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Ottawa appoints investigators to lead review of men switched at birth in

first_imgAPTN National NewsHealth Canada Minister Jane Philpott has named two people to lead an investigation into how four men were switched at birth, in separate incidents, at the Norway House First Nation hospital in Manitoba.In a statement from the department, Health Canada said that Dr. David Creery and Ms. Maura Davies will lead the review.“The review team will conduct a thorough examination of available hospital records and will contact key individuals who were involved at that time. This review is intended to clarify the circumstances of the known cases,” said Philpott in the statement.The issue is over four men who were switched at birth at the hospital in Norway House First Nation, 800 km north of Winnipeg.The men are Luke Monias and Norman Barker and, Leon Swanson and David Tait.Swanson and Tait were born three days apart at the hospital.Both took DNA tests to confirm their identity.“I really don’t have words to say but just kinda confused I guess, upset. This definitely never should’ve happened,” said Tait at a news conference in August.Creery is a pediatric intensive care physician in Ottawa and the medical director of patient safety at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).Davies is the former president and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region and has experience in delivery of health services and patient safety, according to the release.Philpott had what was described as emotional meeting with some men switched at birth on Monday. She said she heard firsthand about the impact the discovery has had on their lives.— with files from The Canadian Pressnews@aptn.calast_img read more

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Politics not a cakewalk but I am prepared for challenges Gautam Gambhir

first_imgNew Delhi: The rough and tumble of the electoral arena is quite different from a cricket pitch but it’s game on for star bat and political novice Gautam Gambhir, who says he is up for the challenge notwithstanding the controversies that have sprung up since he joined the BJP. The cricketer-turned-politician, who is contesting his first Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate from East Delhi, said he is new to the political game and sometimes doesn’t know quite how to react to controversies. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Opposition parties have been mounting pressure for Gambhir’s disqualification. First, his nomination was held up for a few hours on the last day of filing over a technical discrepancy. Then, two complaints were filed against him for allegedly holding two voter IDs. Besides, the East Delhi returning officer asked police to file a complaint against Gambhir for holding a public meeting allegedly without permission. Pitted against AAP leader Atishi and Congress heavyweight Arvinder Singh Lovely, Gambhir admitted challenges in politics are very different but stressed he ready to tackle them. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen This is new to me and I don’t know how to react, Gambhir told PTI in an interview. Referring to Atishi’s remark that those who don’t know the rules shouldn’t play the game, Gambhir said, I know only one rule that is getting into politics with emotions, right intent and clean heart. That is the first rule of politics and I don’t know what rules they are talking about. “I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road (in Karol Bagh), but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there,” he said, responding to Atishi’s allegations. The 38-year-old, who retired from cricket last year, is the richest candidate in Delhi with declared assets of Rs 147 crore. Gambhir, played winning knocks in two World Cup finals, said he didn’t have a smooth run in cricket and believes challenges inspire and bring out the best in him. I don’t think it is going to be a cakewalk for me. I am ready for that challenge. I have made it very clear in all my speeches and meetings that we want to do positive politics. We want to take development to the people, Gambhir asserted. The idea, he added, is not to made Delhi like London or Paris but a city where we and the next generation can breathe better air and drink pure water. These basic things are more important rather than false promises, added the batsman who scored 75 runs of 54 balls in the 2007 T20 WC final and 97 runs in 2011 ODI WC final. So what is tougher, playing those knocks in a pressure situation or contesting elections? Stating that it is to early to comment, he said, I am just five days old in politics. Though I joined BJP a month back, I am literally totally new. Politics presents very different challenges as compared to cricket, but it is very exciting as well. When we played cricket, we tried to bring happiness to people’s faces. But here we can completely change their lives and I want to do that. Gambhir, who has long been active on Twitter, attracting attention with his remarks on social and political issues, said he never wanted to be someone who tweets from an air-conditioned room and then does nothing about it. I had two choices. To either stop tweeting and turn a blind eye about whatever is happening in the country or do something about it. I couldn’t have opted for the first as I am too emotional about India so I chose the second, he said. The former cricketer has been vocal about his view that there should be no bilateral cricket with Pakistan and said he does not see anything wrong about the neighbouring country being an electoral issue. National security is very important. Why can’t it be a national agenda or electoral issue. We have seen in last 70 years that talks have taken us nowhere. We had several opportunities in the past to take strong decisions like after 26/11. You missed it and now PM has taken those with Uri or Pulwama. Why blame a person who has shown the willpower and courage to safeguard this country, he said. Known for speaking his mind, he said he is not going be diplomatic or politically correct in politics. I don’t need to curtail my emotions. I am not power or position hungry. If I was power hungry I would not have stepped down from Delhi’s captaincy last year. My emotions are my biggest strength and that will always stay, said Gambhir. Politics is now his first priority and he will focus all his attention on it, he declared. Other commitments (commentary) will take a backseat, Gambhir said, adding that he never had a mentor in cricket and won’t have one in politics either. Comparing politics and cricket, he said they are completely different but results are important in both. Being a sportsman, for me everyone is same. The youth of Kashmir should get the same opportunities as people in Delhi or Mumbai. All communities, including transgenders, should get benefit of development. We can’t leave anyone behind and expect this country to grow, he added.last_img read more

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Activision to lay off 800 workers as video game sales slow

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history.The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze.Although Activision also still owns popular games such as “Call of Duty” and “Candy Crush,” the Santa Monica, California, company expects its revenue this year to fall by about 20 per cent to $6 billion.Activision will cope trimming 8 per cent from its workforce of nearly 10,000 people and assigning more of its remaining employees to work on “Call of Duty,” ”Candy Crush,” and several other titles.The Associated Press read more

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Child mortality rates down sharply but more progress needed – UN report

“Proven solutions need to be expanded to accelerate progress on child survival faster and farther,” according to a news release on the latest annual report of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME). Formed in 2004, the UN-IGME is made up of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the UN Department of Development and Social Affairs (DESA) and the World Bank. Its activities include sharing data on child mortality and improving methods for child mortality estimation reporting on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight goals agreed upon by world leaders in 2000 to slash extreme poverty and other global ills. The UN-IGME said that gains in child survival, although significant, are still insufficient to achieve the fourth MDG, which calls for reducing the global under-five mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Only six of the world’s 10 regions are on track to reach the target. Worldwide, an estimated 19,000 children still died every day in 2011, with around 40 per cent in the first month of life and most from preventable causes. The report calls for systematic action to reduce neonatal mortality. “Highly cost-effective interventions are feasible even at the community level,” stated UN-IGME, which advocates expanding preventative and curative interventions that target the main causes of infant mortality. Globally, it notes, the leading causes of death among children under five are pneumonia, pre-term birth complications, diarrhoea, complications during birth and malaria. Reporting on progress, the report says that rates of child mortality have fallen in all regions of the world in the last two decades – down by at least 50 per cent in Eastern Asia, Northern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South-eastern Asia and Western Asia. Between 2000 and 2011, the annual rate of reduction in the global under-five mortality rate jumped to 3.2 per cent, up from 1.8 per cent in 1990-2000. Sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest challenge in child survival, has doubled its rate of reduction, from 1.5 per cent per year in the years 1990-2010, to 3.1 per cent in the period from 2000-2011. However, the report cautions, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia still account for more than 80 per cent of global under-five deaths. Their disparity with other regions is becoming more marked as regions such as Eastern Asia and Northern Africa have cut child deaths by more than two thirds since 1990, it notes. Half of all under-five deaths occurred in five countries: India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and China, according to the report, which also finds that India and Nigeria account for more than a third of all under-five deaths worldwide. read more

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Industry leaders discuss UKs automotive future

These speakers will address:·         The UK as a location for automotive investment.·         The outlook for UK automotive manufacturing and how to attract investment to ensure future employment and prosperity.·         Technology challenges for developing cleaner, safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.·         Development of ultra-low carbon vehicles and related consumer buying behaviour.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The future of the UK motor industry will be discussed today (24 November) by more than 120 industry leaders, government and stakeholders at the first Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) International Automotive Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster. In addition to Lord Mandelson, 14 others will speak, including: Richard Parry-Jones (NAIGT chairman), Ravi Kant (Tata Motors vice-chairman), Mark Prisk (Conservative shadow business minister), Professor Neville Jackson (Ricardo group technology director), Joe Greenwell (Ford of Britain chairman, SMMT President), Paul Everitt (SMMT chief executive). Lord Peter Mandelson, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, will speak on the valuable contribution that manufacturing makes to the UK economy (turnover exceeds £52 billion annually) and government’s commitment to the sector, building on its recent acceptance of key strategic recommendations made by the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team. “The SMMT Summit provides industry with a unique and valuable opportunity to look beyond recession and shape the future of the UK’s automotive sector,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “We have gathered together some of the UK’s most influential industry executives and political figures to discuss the issues and trends shaping demand in the motor industry. This year has presented unique challenges for the industry and has demonstrated the value of a collaborative approach. UK automotive manufacturing has a strong future with a focus on global markets and the importance of delivering progressively low, lower and ultra-low carbon vehicles.” read more

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How Every NFL Teams Fans Lean Politically

The showdown between President Trump and the NFL over some players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice has raised all kinds of important issues. It’s also put the most popular major sports league in the United States in a difficult position. The NFL’s fan base is much more bipartisan than those of other major sports leagues, and it risks angering one side or the other if it mishandles the situation.Pro football is unique in that its fandom stretches across partisan lines. Using Google Trends to measure fan interest for a given media market in the United States,1Excluding the Alaska markets of Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, none of which had complete search-traffic data. we calculated the percentage of search traffic over the previous five years for each region related to each of the major professional sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL), as well as college football, college basketball and NASCAR.2President Trump specifically mentioned NASCAR in several tweets over the past week. We then compared it to Trump’s vote share in last year’s presidential election in each market. (You can find that data on GitHub here.) Not surprisingly, teams that are located within markets where Trump did his best tended to be the places where there are more Republicans, compared with Democrats: For example, teams based in the Republican-leaning areas of Jacksonville, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee, have more Republican-leaning fan bases — in terms of the percentage of fans identifying as Republicans minus the percentage identifying as Democrats — than average. (This made the Tennessee players’ decision to not be on the field during last week’s playing of the national anthem especially interesting.) The same goes for the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, each of whom saw internal friction over their response to Trump. On the other end, Democrats tend to hold their biggest edge among teams based in major metropolitan areas where Clinton did best, like New York, Chicago and the Bay Area, where the Oakland Raiders have been especially active in kneeling during the anthem.There were a few surprises in the data. The New England Patriots, despite being based in the Democratic bastion of Massachusetts, have a fan base that is slightly more Republican than the average team. The reason is that even though New England fans who live in Massachusetts are overwhelmingly Democratic, the Patriots fans who live outside of Massachusetts (of whom there are many) are much more Republican than the average NFL fan. Likewise, much of the fan base for the recently relocated Los Angeles Rams is from outside California, which helps to explain why Ram fans are more Republican than you’d expect given that the team plays in the very anti-Trump Los Angeles market.There was also a major partisan split between the two most popular teams in our poll: the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Unlike the Patriots, both the Cowboys and Packers are based in Trump-friendly areas. (Trump carried the Dallas media market by 12 percentage points; he carried the Green Bay media market by 18 points.) Yet, according to our poll, the Cowboy fan base is far more Republican than the Packer fan base. That may be why Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has tried to remain in Trump’s good graces. The Democratic lean of the Packer fan base may be tied to the fact that the Green Bay area has the smallest television market of any NFL franchise. This means that to become such a well-liked team, the Packers had to pick up a lot of fans outside of Green Bay (only 9 percent of Packer fans are based in Wisconsin). Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that the partisan breakdown of the overall Packer fan base is closer to the national average for NFL team fan bases.Arguably, though, the biggest takeaway from our poll is that every team in the NFL has both Democrats and Republicans in their fan base. No matter what teams choose to do during the anthem — they’re probably going to get in some trouble with some portion of their fan base. And as long as Trump keeps up his fight with the NFL, all eyes will continue to be on sidelines before each game. Of course, not every person in a team’s market actually is a fan of football, and some teams have fan bases that extend well beyond their television market. To quantify the political affiliations of each team’s fan base, we commissioned a SurveyMonkey Audience poll of 2,290 American NFL fans in early September5Specifically, the poll was conducted among a national sample of adults ages 18 and older from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7. Only responses from self-described NFL fans (including those who labeled themselves “casual” fans) were included in the analysis. that asked them to list their three favorite teams, as well as the political party with which they identify. Sample sizes ranged from 526 respondents who put the Green Bay Packers in their top three to 41 for the Jacksonville Jaguars; the average margin of error6Computed according to the traditional formula, even though this poll technically uses non-probability sampling. was +/- 7 percentage points.Here’s the breakdown of each fan base by party affiliation, according to our poll. Keep in mind that more Americans self-identify as Democrats than Republicans. In our poll, the average team’s fan base is made up of 6 percentage points more Democrats than Republicans. The key is to look at how each team’s fan base compares to the average. Among the sports leagues we considered, the NFL had the most search traffic and the least partisan fan base. There is basically no correlation3Weighted by the total number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election in each market area. between how Democratic or Republican an area is and how often its residents made NFL-related searches. By comparison, NASCAR has a very Republican fan base, which may explain why its team officials have been outspoken against the NFL protests. The NBA, meanwhile, has a largely left-leaning following, and the responses by its players and coaches have been especially critical of Trump.4The fact that baseball is more popular in Clinton-friendly areas is probably because it is most relatively popular in the Northeast, which Clinton won by a sizable margin last November. Polling does not indicate that baseball fans are overwhelmingly Democratic-leaning.Making matters more difficult for the NFL is that some teams are based in Democratic areas and others in Republican areas: read more

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Mens Basketball Despite struggles from 3 Ohio State might have to return

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) attempts a 3-pointer in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State has not been a team that relies on 3-point shooting this season.Its offensive strength has come from the ability of its forwards to find space inside and to outscore opponents by significant margins in the paint. The Buckeyes strayed from that identity Thursday, however, attempting 40 triples in their game against South Dakota State. They tried to live and die by the 3. They nearly died.Despite the fact its inefficient 3-point shooting nearly cost Ohio State the game, the team might have to go back to that strategy and hope for more success when the fifth-seeded Buckeyes return to the court Saturday to face fourth-seeded Gonzaga.The Bulldogs are a team without many clear flaws. Gonzaga is bigger than Ohio State and is one of the best post teams in the nation — both offensively and defensively. It has the sixth-best rebounding margin of any team in the nation and averages the 12th-most points per game and 48th-fewest points allowed. There is one potential weakness Ohio State can exploit: Gonzaga’s struggles defending shots from long range.The Bulldogs have allowed opposing teams to make 34.9 percent of shots from 3 this season, 164th in the nation. In all but one of its four losses, Gonzaga allowed teams to make at least 47 percent of 3-point attempts.Despite Gonzaga’s issues defending triples, teams have not always tried to bludgeon them from beyond the arc. No team has attempted as many as the 40 shots from 3 Ohio State attempted Thursday, and only six times have opponents even attempted at least 25 3s.That strategy was not lost on Ohio State in the first matchup. The Buckeyes attempted 20 shots from 3, but only six landed. At times, Ohio State has been a strong 3-point shooting team. At others, it has not. It has made over 40 percent of 3s in 10 of its 33 games and has four times reached double-digit makes. However, nine times this season Ohio State has made fewer than 30 percent of 3s and three times fewer than 20 percent. This inconsistent shooting trend was perfectly exemplified during its first-round matchup with South Dakota State. Ohio State made just two of its first nine attempts from beyond the arc before knocking down six of its next eight attempts from long range. The Buckeyes made just four of their final 23 3-point shots.The one constant between a majority of the attempts was that South Dakota State tended to ease off the Buckeyes and allow them to attempt the 3s. The Jackrabbits seemed comfortable letting Ohio State rattle off 40 shots — a strategy that seemed to work with Ohio State missing 28 of them. Part of the reason Ohio State might have been shooting so frequently from 3 against South Dakota State is because the Jackrabbits are a group that thrives using that offensive style. They attempted 31 3s with 13 makes in the game, leading to a tie for the most 3-point attempts by two teams in an NCAA Tournament game. This season, their 39.3 3-point make percentage ranks 25th in the nation.When faced off against an opponent that likes to attempt a lot of 3s, Ohio State has often tried to mirror the approach.While it won’t be facing a team that lives and dies by the 3, Ohio State will need to be ready for an opponent that can score from deep if given the chance. Gonzaga has made 37 percent of 3-point shots, but relies more heavily on its post play to pick up points. The team has reached double-digit made-3-pointers in 16 of its 35 games and finds that 32 percent of its total points come from 3s, just slightly more than the average team in the country.Ohio State will not need to be making 3s to keep up with another team that will be shooting them all night. But Gonzaga’s offense is one that will be tough to slow down inside and can burn the team outside as well. The Buckeyes can’t afford to abandon their 3-point shooting. Facing a team like Gonzaga that is so strong inside defensively and can be beat from long range, making 3s will be a critical part of scoring. However, Gonzaga is so efficient offensively that the Buckeyes can’t have another game where they miss 28 3-pointers. Against the 12th-seeded Jackrabbits, the Buckeyes can live missing wide-open 3s.It won’t if that happens again Saturday against Gonzaga. read more

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Gardaí investigating dissident republicans arrest two in David Black murder probe

first_imgTWO SUSPECTED DISSIDENT republicans have been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of prison officer David Black last year.The arrests were made following a number searches in Leitrim and Cavan today. The two men, aged 51 and 34, are currently being held at Garda stations in the Cavan area.Gardaí say that the searches were carried out as part of an ongoing operation by the special detective unit targeting dissident republicans and in particular their involvement in the murder of David Black.Black, a 52-year-old father of two, was shot dead when driving from his Cookstown home to work at Maghaberry prison at 7.30am on Thursday 1 November 2012.Last month, the PSNI had issued a fresh appeal for information on the killing and gave specific details about a dark blue Toyota Camry car with a Republic of Ireland registration which pulled alongside Black and fired a number of shots, fatally injuring him.Read: Police renew appeal one year on from David Black murder >Read: Two men arrested over David Black death released >last_img read more

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Speakals Cool iPig is a Stylish iPhone Dock

first_imgSpeakal is well known for their line of adorable animal-shaped iPhone and iPod Docks, but the company just released a new model that’s a little less cute and a little sleeker. The Speakal Cool iPig comes in white and wears a big black pair of shades over his eyes, as opposed to his pink, more docile iPig cousin. The Cool iPig works with all iPhone and iPod Touch models, plays while it charges, has a massive subwoofer on the underside, and features motion-sensitive volume and music controls that you can control by moving your hands over his ears or with the included remote control. He also has an auxiliary jack you can use to connect another mp3 or CD player. The Cool iPig is available for an introductory price of $149.99 retail, and Speakal says if you pre-order now you’ll get one before Christmas.last_img read more

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