Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:33 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest Phil Coffin caught this 22-inch 5-pound golden rainbow at Loyalhanna Creek. Jeff Coles of Greensburg caught five trout at Twin Lakes, Greensburg.   Luke Fotta, 15, of Ross released nine trout, including a 20-inch brown, at North Park Lake.   On opening day, Alyssa Harris of Butler caught two 21-inch rainbows at Deer Lakes using ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
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Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 3:47 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
direction-in-philip-glass-s-orpheeI had a great conversation today with Sam Helfrich, the stage director of the Pittsburgh Opera production of Philip Glass's "Orphee." Mr. Helfrich is no stranger to Pittsburgh. He directed a staged production of Handel's "Messiah" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2011, as well as two operas ("Eugene Onegin" and "The Turn of the Screw") and an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
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Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:58 pm by Mike White
serra-freshman-pitcher-excels-pitt-recruit-rowan-gets-honor-canes-at-pncA young kid named Cole is making waves as a pitcher. But this time, we're not talking about the Pirates' Gerrit Cole. The subject is Serra Catholic Cole McCombs, who is making quite the impact as a freshman. Cole has a 3-1 record. While that's impressive for a ninth-grader, his other statistics jump out at you. McCombs has pitched 24 1/3 innings and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
little-differences-for-bennett-between-first-and-third-line-04-18-14 Beau Bennett's performance in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets Wednesday was something of a rarity. A goal and an assist (as well as a big hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray) aren't rare occurrences by themselves for a team which has had its fair share of offensive superstars over the years. That fact that a forward drafted by the current ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:39 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-video-blog-trucks-and-taxis-with-a-twistWhat another fantastic week full of events and style trends! Enjoy this week's video blog with my co-host, Sara Bauknecht.   And don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @NBSeen and @SaraB_PG Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-18-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -Expect the Penguins' third line to have multiple looks. -Can the Penguins and Blue Jackets finally become a true rivalry? -"I didn’t like the response form Kris on the penalty he took on Jenner there. I think he got a message, whether it was a voice or not playing or a nice talk. He got a message." - Dan Bylsma ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sharks-kings-preview-04-15-14Sharks vs. Kings Sharks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Joe Pavelski, 79 points (41 goals, 38 assists). Kings Leading Regular Season Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists). Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Antti Niemi, 39-17-7, 2.39 GAA, .913 SV%. Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (below), 27-17-4, 2.07 GAA, .915 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
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Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 9:20 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
q-a-duquesne-s-ovie-soko It's on to the professional ranks for Duquesne's Ovie Soko. Had a chance to chat with Soko this week to discuss this season, his future and a lot more. He signed recently with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports Management and will soon begin training in New York City. Here's the full transcript: So, what's next for Ovie Soko? "Well, I just ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
avalanche-wild-preview-04-15-14Avalanche vs. Wild Avalanche Leading Regular Season Scorer: Matt Duchesne, 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists). Wild Leading Regular Season Scorer: Jason Pominville, 60 points (30 goals, 30 assists). Avalanche Expected Starting Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (right), 41-14-6, 2.41 GAA, .927 SV%. Wild Expected Starting Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov, 12-9-8, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:27 pm by Doug Oster
an-hour-in-the-life-of-a-crocus-a-feast-for-insectsA honeybee covered in pollen flies from on 'Pickwick' crocus to another. Photos by Doug Oster The warmth of the spring sun shining on a patch of 'Pickwick' crocuses unfurled their blossoms inviting a host of insects to feast on pollen and nectar. There were European honeybees, native bees, flies, hoverflies and things I couldn't identify. Some would ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blues-blackhawks-preview-04-15-14Blues vs. Blackhawks Blues Leading Regular Season Scorer: Alexander Steen (right), 62 points (33 goals, 29 assists). Blackhawks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Patrick Sharp, 78 points (34 goals, 44 assists). Blues Expected Starting Goaltender: Ryan Miller, 25-30-4, 2.64 GAA, .922 SV%. Blackhawks Expected Starting Goaltender: Corey Crawford, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
rangers-flyers-preview-04-17-14Rangers vs. Flyers Rangers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Martin St. Louis, 69 points (30 goals, 39 assists). Flyers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Claude Giroux, 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists). Rangers Expected Starting Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist, 33-24-5, 2.36 GAA, .920 SV%. Flyers Expected Starting Goaltender: Ray Emery, 9-12-2, 2.96 GAA, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:07 am by Diana Nelson Jones
photo-show-the-beautiful-and-the-haunting  A few years ago, photographer David Aschkenas invited me to view an exhibition of his work at the Jewish Community Center and I met him there to look at them.   The images mesmerized me. They were from Eastern Europe. They were stark; I remember them as black and white, or sepia.    They homed in on pieces of a scene and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:01 am by Doug Oster
hyacinth-loveHyacinths fill the garden with their sweet fragrance. Photo by Doug Oster 'Woodstock' is one of my favorite varieties.The intoxicating fragrance of hyacinths fills the air in late afternoon as the flowers give up their greatest gift. Spring wouldn't be the same without hyacinths. I have them growing along the sidewalk which leads to the front ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:46 am by Admin
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Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
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Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:52 am by Barbara Vancheri
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Bruins - Red Wings preview - 04-18-14

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Bruins vs. Red Wings

Bruins Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Krejci (right), 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists).

Red Wings Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Legwand, 51 points (14 goals, 37 assists).

Bruins Expected Starting Goaltender: Tuukka Rask, 26-15-6, 2.04 GAA, .930 SV%.

Red Wings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jimmy Howard, 21-19-11, 2.66 GAA, .910 SV%.

Bruins Regular Season Statistics

Red Wings Regular Season Statistics

Bruins Injuries: Center Patrice Bergeron (undisclosed) is probable. Defenseman Matt Bartkowski (undisclosed) is questionable. Center Chris Kelly (back) and left winger Daniel Paille (head) are questionable. Defensemen Adam McQuaid (quadriceps), Dennis Seidenberg (knee) and center Marc Savard (concussion) is on injured reserve.

Red Wings Injuries: Right winger Dan Cleary (knee) and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (finger) are out. Right winger Mikael Samuelsson (undisclosed), center Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) and left winger Henrik Zetterberg (back) are on injured reserve.

Bruins with Stanley Cup bling: Patrice Bergeron, C; Johnny Boychuk, D; Gregory Campbell, C; Zdeno Chara, D; Chris Kelly, C; David Krejci, C; Milan Lucic, LW; Brad Marchand, LW; Adam McQuaid, D; Daniel Paille, LW; Tuukka Rask, G; Marc Savard, C; Dennis Seidenberg, D; Shawn Thornton .

Red Wings with Stanley Cup bling: Dan Cleary, RW; Pavel Datsyuk, C; Jonathan Ericsson, D; Johan Franzen, RW; Darren Helm, C; Niklas Kronwall, D; Drew Miller, LW; Mikael Samuelsson, RW; Henrik Zetterberg, LW.

Something worthwhile about the Bruins: The Bruins won 41 games this past regular season when the scored the first goal of the game, most in the league.

Something worthwhile about the Red Wings: The Red Wings went 3-1-0 against the Bruins this past regular season.

Something useless about the Bruins that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins center Derek Sanderson holds the Bruins' record for career postseason short-handed goals with three.

Something useless about the Red Wings that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins right winger Andy Bathgate holds the Red Wings' record for most power-play goals in on series. He scored five in six games against the Blackhawks in a 1966 semifinal series.

Former Penguins on the Bruins: Jarome Iginla, RW; Chad Johnson, G (Johnson is a former Penguins prospect who never played for the organization); Corey Potter, D.

Former Penguins on the Red Wings: Mikael Samuelsson, RW; Tyler Wright, director of amateur scouting.

Who needs to be the difference for the Bruins: Zdeno Chara, Torrey Krug, Johnny Boychuk, Kevin Miller. The Red Wings still have a pretty fleet crew of skilled forwards. The Bruins' defensemen need to find a way to make life miserable for them.

Who needs to be the difference for the Red Wings: Niklas Kronwall (right), Kyle Quincey, Danny DeKeyser, Brendan Smith, etc. Kronwall will do most of the heavy lifting on Detroit's blue line but the Bruins' aggressive forecheck will try to punish him. The Red Wings' other defensemen need to find a way to ease his burden.

Best Bruins YouTube Video We Could Find: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron's series-clinching overtime goal in a 5-4 win against the Maple Leafs in a 2013 Eastern Conference quarterfinal:

Best Red Wings YouTube Video We Could Find: Red Wings center Sergei Fedorov scoring an overtime goal which required a video review in a 1-0 win against the North Stars in Game 6 of a 1992 Norris Division semifinal series:

EN Prediction: The Bruins are just too deep and too big for this Red Wings team which is worn out. Bruins 4-1.

(Photos: Mike Carlson/Getty Images and Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Little differences for Bennett between first and third line - 04-18-14

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Beau Bennett's performance in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets Wednesday was something of a rarity.

A goal and an assist (as well as a big hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray) aren't rare occurrences by themselves for a team which has had its fair share of offensive superstars over the years. That fact that a forward drafted by the current management team produced some offense at a big moment was what made it a scarce event.

Bennett's second NHL season hasn't gone the way he and management would have liked given the 51 games he missed due to a wrist injury. Returning to the lineup in the final stages of the regular season, Bennett, a first-round pick in 2010, was inserted into a first line role primarily on Sidney Crosby's line and had some modest success with four points in nine games down the stretch. 

Wednesday's game saw Bennett spark a comeback from a 3-1 deficit to the upstart Blue Jackets. His deflection goal salvaged a power play early in the second period to make it a 3-2 game. Later, in the third period, after having been moved to the third line, he set up Brandon Sutter for the eventual game-winning goal in what was a 4-3 victory.

Recently, Bennett talked about what he expects out of the second postseason of his NHL career, where he is physically and the difference between the first and third lines.

How do you approach this postseason in comparison to last postseason?

"I didn’t really know what to expect last year. I didn’t have much experience in playoffs at all. The BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League) back to my junior days is really it for me. Last year was a good test. It’s definitely a different compete level and intensity out there. Definitely I think I’m more ready for it this year."

Last season's lineup was tough to crack considering players such as Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow were inhabiting bottom-six forward roles at points in the postseason. Do you approach this postseason differently knowing a spot in the lineup might be more secure?

"I just want to make an impact where ever that might be. We’ve got a lot of capable guys here. Our depth at forward and defense is pretty solid. Whatever role I’m in, I’ll play it to the best of my abilities."

Do you want to offer more this postseason in terms of production?

"Yeah. I could have gotten zero points if we would have won it last year… it wouldn’t even matter. It’s about trying to score those big goals when you need them. Blocking those big shots when you need to. Sometimes, production isn’t the end-all, be-all. You just want to help your team win. Whatever that takes, you’ve got to do it."

Do you have a sense of greater expectations given where you were drafted?

"I think I put expectations on myself. The coaches definitely expect more out of me. With the increased ice time I’ve had as of late, it’s been great. I’ve just got to reward them back with good play, solid play. Going forward, that’s something I’ll build on. This being the most games in a row I’ve played, it’s definitely a work in progress but I’m enjoying the opportunity for the time being."

Where are you physically compared to a year ago?

Physically, I’m in a lot better shape than I was a year ago. Seeing how some of these guys train off the ice, I feel like I’m a lot more ready for the grind that is the playoffs, more so than last year. It kind of wore me down to the point that I was out of the lineup for most of the playoffs. I came back for those last two games against Boston and I felt great. But to be able to sustain is a different level. You see the top guys on our team are able to do it and I would like to be able to do it as well.

What's different about a first-line role compared to a third-line role?

"In the playoffs, not really too much. You’re trying to create opportunities for yourself. I think the only thing would be the increased ice time [on the first line]. You’re getting more opportunities out there. When it comes to playoffs, you’ll see guys like [Sidney Crosby] and everyone buckling down, bearing down, blocking shots. It’s really a joint effort to try to pull out wins rather than a first, second, third line. In the regular season, you usually see those top two lines producing. When everyone’s producing down the board, you go a lot further."

(Photo: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

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Empty Netter Assists - 04-18-14

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Playoff Stuff
Penguins
- Blue Jackets

-Expect the Penguins' third line to have multiple looks.

-Can the Penguins and Blue Jackets finally become a true rivalry?

-"I didn’t like the response form Kris on the penalty he took on Jenner there. I think he got a message, whether it was a voice or not playing or a nice talk. He got a message." - Dan Bylsma on limiting Kris Letang's (right) shifts in Game 1 after he took a retaliatory penalty against Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner..

-Even is he was shut out in Game 1, the Penguins are wary of Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen.

-“I have to be better. Four goals is a lot, but it’s already past me.” - Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Game 1.

-“I think we’re getting close. Anybody who knows me knows how badly I want to be out there.” - Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umbeger, a native of Plum (No, really!), on his status for Game 2.

-"Any time you get traded, you feel like you're not wanted or you're being cast off somewhere else, but I chose to just look at it positively. At the time, Columbus was a struggling franchise, last place at the time, so I knew I was going somewhere that I knew I was going to get a chance to play and I had a chance to establish myself as an NHL regular. So the move for my career's been great. Now that we've got ourselves back in the Stanley Cup mix, it couldn't have worked out better." - Blues Jackets forward and former Penguin Mark Letestu.

-After the Jump: Dramatic overtime wins in Colorado and St. Louis and Ryan Getzlaf is sporting a classic hockey face.

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Sharks - Kings preview - 04-15-14

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Sharks vs. Kings

Sharks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Joe Pavelski, 79 points (41 goals, 38 assists).

Kings Leading Regular Season Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists).

Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Antti Niemi, 39-17-7, 2.39 GAA, .913 SV%.

Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (below), 27-17-4, 2.07 GAA, .915 SV%.

Sharks Regular Season Statistics

Kings Regular Season Statistics

Sharks Injuries: Right winger Adam Burish (finger) is out. Left winger Raffi Torres (undisclosed) is on injured reserve.

Kings Injuries: Defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) is questionable.

Sharks with Stanley Cup bling: Adam Burish, RW; Tyler Kennedy, RW; Antti Niemi, G; Brad Stuart, D.

Kings with Stanley Cup bling: Dustin Brown, RW; Jeff Carter, C; Kyle Clifford, LW; Drew Doughty, D; Matt Greene, D; Dwight King, LW; Anze Kopitar, C; Trevor Lewis, C; Alec Martinez, D; Willie Mitchell; D; Jordan Nolan, C; Jonathan Quick; G; Mike Richards, C; Jarret Stoll, C; Slava Voynov, D; Justin Williams; RW.

Something worthwhile about the Sharks: The Sharks averaged the most shots on net in the NHL this past regular season at 34.8 per game.

Something worthwhile about the Kings: The Kings had a goals against average of 2.05 this past regular season, best in the NHL.

Something useless about the Sharks that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: The first coach to guide the Sharks to a postseason appearance was former Penguins coach Kevin Constantine in 1993-94.

Something useless about the Kings that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins defenseman Marty McSorley is the Kings' all-time leader in postseason penalty minutes with 190.

Former Penguins on the Sharks: Jim Johnson, assistant coach; Tyler Kennedy, RW.

Former Penguins on the Kings: Glen Murray, development consultant; Jake Muzzin, D (Muzzin is a former Penguins draft pick who never played for the organization); Luc Robitaille, president business operations.

Who needs to be the difference for the Sharks: Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, etc. The Sharks are a big puck possession team and they love to shoot the puck. Their star players will need to find a way to overcome the Kings' suffocating defense.

Who needs to be the difference for the Kings: Jonathan Quick. The Kings' success in recent seasons has been primarily due to their defense and Quick. Quick steals has a habit of shutting down opponents in the postseason. If the Kings hope to move past the Sharks, he'll have to do the same.

Best Sharks YouTube Video We Could Find: Sharks center Jamie Baker's eventual game-winning goal against the Red Wings in Game 7 of a 1994 Western Conference quarterfinal series:

Best Kings YouTube Video We Could Find: Kings center Mike Krushelnyski scoring a series-clinching overtime goal in a 4-3 win against the Flames in Game 7 of a 1990 Smythe Division semifinal series:

EN Prediction: This will be the best series in the first round of the playoffs. It will come down to goaltending. With the Sharks on the fence between Niemi and Alex Stalock, we'll take the safe pick and go with Quick. Kings 4-3.

(Photos: Marianne Helm/Getty Images and Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

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Avalanche - Wild preview - 04-15-14

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Avalanche vs. Wild

Avalanche Leading Regular Season Scorer: Matt Duchesne, 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists).

Wild Leading Regular Season Scorer: Jason Pominville, 60 points (30 goals, 30 assists).

Avalanche Expected Starting Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (right), 41-14-6, 2.41 GAA, .927 SV%.

Wild Expected Starting Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov, 12-9-8, 2.68 GAA, .909 SV%.

Avalanche Regular Season Statistics

Wild Regular Season Statistics

Avalanche Injuries: Defenseman Tyson Barrie ("upper body") is probable. Defensemen Jan Hejda ("upper body"), Cory Sarich (back), left winger Cody McLeod (ankle/knee) and center John Mitchell (concussion) are questionable. Center Matt Duchene (knee) is out. Left winger Alex Tanguay (hip) is on injured reserve.

Wild Injuries: Centers Kyle Brodziak (undisclosed), Mikael Granlund ("upper body") and goaltender Darcy Kuemper ("lower body") are questionable. Goaltender Nicklas Backstrom (abdomininal) and defenseman Keith Ballard (groin) are out. Goaltender Josh Harding (multiple sclerosis) and left winger Jason Zucker (knee/quadicreps) are on injured reserve.

Avalanche with Stanley Cup bling: Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G; Maxime Talbot, C; Alex Tanguay, RW.

Wild with Stanley Cup bling: Ilya Bryzgalov, G; Matt Cooke, LW; Mike Rupp, LW.

Something worthwhile about the Avalanche: The Avalanche led the league in one-goal wins with 28.

Something worthwhile about the Wild: The Wild's penalty kill had a success rate of 78.8 percent in the regular season, worst among any team in the postseason.

Something useless about the Avalanche/Nordiques that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins left winger Wilf Paiement holds the Avalanche/Noridques franchise record for fastest goal at the start of the playoff game. He scored 29 seconds into an 8-4 loss against the Bruins in a 1982 Adams Division semifinal series.

Something useless about the Wild that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins right winger Richard Park scored the Wild's first postseason overtime goal in a 3-2 win against the Avalanche in a 2003 Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Former Penguins on the Avalanche: Nate Guenin, D; Maxime Talbot, C.

Former Penguins on the Wild: Matt Cooke, LW; John Curry, G; Chuck Fletcher, general manager; Matt Moulson, LW (Moulson is a former Penguins draft pick who never played for the Penguins); Mike Rupp, LW; Darryl Sydor, assistant coach; Mike Yeo, head coach.

Who needs to be the difference for the Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov. With the team's already thin defense, Semyon Varlamov needs to steal goals against a pretty impressive collection of offensive skill up front for the Wild.

Who needs to be the difference for the Wild: Zach Parise (above) and Ryan Suter. The prizes of the 2012 free agent crop, Parise and Suter were brought to Minnesota to win. This is when they need to earn their pay.

Best Avalanche/Nordiques YouTube Video We Could Find: Nordiques center Dale Hunter scoring a series-clinching overtime goal in a 3-2 win against the Canadiens in Game 5 of a 1982 Adams Division semifinal:

Best Wild YouTube Video We Could Find: Wild left winger Andrew Brunette scoring a series-clinching overtime goal in a xx win against the Avalanche in Game 7 of a 2003 Western Conference quarterfinal:

EN Prediction: Neither teams enters this series completely healthy. That said, the Avalanche's injuries on defense are more crucial than any injuries the Wild is dealing with. Minnesota's talented forwards can take advantage of Colorado's issues on defense and pull off the upset. Wild, 4-2.

(Photos: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images and Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

 

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