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Bracket Set For 2018 Women’s Soccer Tournament

first_imgTOURNAMENT CENTRAL | BRACKET | WATCH LIVEFRISCO, Texas – With the conclusion of the final day of regular-season matches on Friday, eight schools clinched their spots in the bracket for next week’s 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament, hosted by Lamar University at the LU Soccer Complex in Beaumont, Texas.Central Arkansas, who clinched the regular-season title Sunday, enters as the top seed and will kick off day one’s action against No. 8-seed Northwestern State at 11 a.m. The Bears extended their program-record win streak to nine matches with a 5-0 win over the Lady Demons on Friday.The second match of day one will feature No. 4-seed McNeese and No. 5-seed Abilene Christian. Just 75 seconds from ending in a tie when the teams faced off on Oct. 12, Havana Johnson netted the golden goal for the Cowgirls.After leapfrogging defending-champion Lamar for second place with a win Friday, No. 2-seed Houston Baptist faces off with seventh-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m.. The Huskies defeated the Ladyjacks 3-0 back on Sept. 21.In the night cap on day one, No. 3-seed and host institution Lamar begins its title defense against No. 6-seed Southeastern Louisiana at 8 p.m. The Cardinals and Lady Lions battled to a 0-0 draw on Oct. 5. WSOC: Bracket is set. Teams start rolling towards Beaumont Monday, practice Tuesday, tournament time Wednesday. ???? https://t.co/aqVRkWIlqI #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/2bl3fj5XuQ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) October 27, 2018 After an off day Thursday, two semifinals will be played at 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, and the championship match kicks off at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournament will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, via southland.org/live and the league’s apps, available for phones, tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The championship round will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, which can be viewed on espnplus.com and ESPN apps.last_img read more

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Team Southland Set for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgEach team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games, earning $1,000 for every victory on Friday and Saturday. The top two teams in each pool will move on to Sunday’s knockout stage, where the stakes skyrocket. Only the teams competing in the tournament final will earn additional prize money, with the champions winning $100,000. An NABC All-Region 23 First Team Choice as well as an All-Southland Conference Second Team selection, Bogues ended his Lumberjack career earlier this month as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. Bogues became the first Lumberjack in twenty years to lead the Southland Conference in scoring, averaging a league-best 17.9 points per game. The Killeen, Texas, product scored at least 10 points in 31 consecutive outings dating back to the 2017-18 season which stands as the longest stretch of double-digit scoring outings in SFA’s NCAA-era history. His selection to the NABC All-District 23 First Team makes him only the second SFA player to ever earn multiple All-District awards from the NABC.  Thank you @3X3UHoops for the opportunity to represent my family, @SFA_MBB and @SouthlandSports. Invitation Accepted??? pic.twitter.com/sTn7PVocSo— TheRealYB_ (@Yhannon_Bogues) March 26, 2019DeLaney is the fourth Bearkat all-time to win Southland Conference Player of the Year honors and the first since Gilberto Clavell did so in 2011. He was the team’s leading scorer for the year with 13.4 points per game, also averaging 5.5 rebounds per contest. Delaney also was one of the most accurate shooters in the league, hitting 48.1 percent of his shots from the field and 43.6 percent form 3-point range, canning 72 triples on the year and also hitting 72-for-88 (81.8 percent) from the foul line. All games of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be carried live on Twitter or ESPN2. Pool play will begin at 2 p.m. CT on April 5, with 24 games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Pool play will continue on April 6 at 8:30 a.m. CT with 24 more games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Round of 16 and quarterfinal games will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at 9:30 a.m. CT on April 7, with semifinal, consolation and championship games televised live on ESPN2 later that day at 2 p.m. CT. Returning to call all the action throughout the tournament will be the voice of FIBA 3×3 basketball, Kyle Montgomery, with Robbie Hummel of ESPN and Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of The Ringer’s One Shining Podcast providing color commentary and sideline coverage. Blessed an Highly Favored!Im ready to rock out and hold it down for the Southland Conference @3X3UHoops , Invitation Accepted ??? pic.twitter.com/EoalKaq9pK— Cameron DeLaney ? † (@LookAtNumber2) March 27, 2019Lewis won the Southland Tournament Most Outstanding Player, plus Southland Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. He is coming off an all-conference second team selection, finishing top-10 in the league in steals (53), steals per game (1.6), field goal percentage (.462), free throw percentage (.740) and rebounds (203). He was also 13th in scoring at 13.7 points per game and is just the fourth in ACU program history to record at least 1,500 career points and 800 career rebounds. He is ACU’s all-time Division I leader in both points (1,580) and rebounds (825).The tournament is comprised of all-star teams of seniors, who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, representing all 32 Division I conferences. The teams will compete for a $150,000 prize pool, with the champions taking home $100,000, double the prize money from a year ago. Additionally, the winners will earn the right to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship later this spring. “The attention from the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship last year has really elevated the anticipation for this year’s event at Mall of America,” said Drew Russell, executive vice president at Intersport, the Chicago-based agency which operates the event. “We are incredibly excited about the field of players that will be competing in the event and believe the talent that will be on display will create an unforgettable atmosphere for everyone involved. Additionally, we’re confident these players are going to enjoy a one of a kind experience that will help position them for the next steps in their basketball careers.” Bragging rights for the winners won’t end in Minnesota; the 2019 champion will earn the right to represent the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship at the USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship later this spring. There, athletes will have the opportunity to be selected to represent the United States in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup, held June 18-23 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Participating athletes will also be considered for the USA Basketball 3×3 athlete pool, which may lead to future opportunities in other FIBA 3×3 competitions. Of note, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will feature 3×3 basketball as a medal sport for the first time. BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The four-man team representing the Southland Conference is set for the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship basketball tournament, April 5-7 at Mall of America. The setting for the second annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be unlike anything the 128 players have seen when they take to the half-court inside Mall of America, the most popular tourist destination in Minnesota with more than 40 million visitors each year. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be staged in the Rotunda at the Mall, which hosted the first WCW Monday Nitro in September 1995, and will be just the second live sporting event to be broadcast in the Mall’s history. Admission to the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship is free and fans are encouraged to be part of the atmosphere during regular Mall of America operating hours (10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. CT on April 5-6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT on April 7). The Southland squad features Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, Sam Houston State’s Cameron DeLaney, and Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis.Greenwood led Southeastern in scoring (17.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) while being named first team All-Southland Conference. The senior led the conference in field goals made (223), was third in scoring and fifth in rebounding. The Velma Jackson grad finished his SLU career second all-time in program history in games played (131) and field goals made (598), third in blocked shots (104), fourth in scoring (1,513) and fifth in rebounding (765).last_img read more

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Liverpool want another Torres: Ferran

first_imgThe Spanish, habitual with the selection U21, He has six goals and seven assists in 35 games so far this year. However, his contract expires in 2021 and while the renewal is being negotiated, other teams will try to tempt him. twenty Premier League* Data updated as of March 27, 2020 LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 27, 2020 Ferrán Torres is one of the most valuable young talents in the world. The end of the Valencia has a promising future ahead and the greats of Europe, aware of their situation, they have their name on the agenda. There has already been talk of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Even Juventus has recently entered the scene, but now Mirror speculates that Liverpool may have been eyeing him. The idea is to repeat the success he had Fernando Torres with the Valencia footballer of the same name, according to the English media, which “Another Torres”. Of course, they assure that it will not be easy and that its termination clause, fixed at 90 million eurosIt will be the price they must pay if they want to take it away before their contract expires. The other option, as they propose in England, is take it at zero cost once his agreement with Valencia expires. It was expected that these days, Ferran Torres would have been called by Luis Enrique to make the jump and debut with the absolute selection of Spain.last_img read more

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Dr. Chris Nyan Makes Available Scientific Invention to GOL, MRU, ECOWAS

first_imgDr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, a Liberian Medical Doctor and Scientist, in consultation with his research team, stated that he is prepared to make his invention and technology available to Liberia, the Mano River Union (MRU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).Dr. Nyan, who served as Liberia’s 169th Independence Day Orator, invented a simple, rapid, and affordable test or “Real-Time Multiplex” that can detect many infectious pathogens, including virus, bacteria and protozoa. The multiplex is also capable of telling the differences between and among the pathogens at the same time in just 10 to 40 minutes, according to Dr. Nyan. Dr. Nyan told our Health Correspondent the test can detect viruses including HIV, hepatitis, Dengue hemorrhagic fever virus (which has symptoms similar to the Ebola virus) infection, Ebola, Zika, among others.The Liberian Scientist, who is based in the US, made the offer recently when he delivered the oration at the 169th Independence Day of Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic. In his oration, Dr. Nyan told his audience including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other senior members of the Liberian government, “We need to train Liberia’s own corps of scientists who will devote their time to the bio-molecular studies of infectious diseases, including Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Zika, etc. etc. We need to closely collaborate with other countries in the region to conduct effective infectious disease surveillance and exchange vital public health information; we need to develop our own rapid diagnostic capability for early diagnostic testing for infectious diseases. We need to study the Ebola virus ourselves and study the survivors of EVD ourselves.“Well, we do not need to look too far, for standing before you is your son, who has invented a simple, rapid, and affordable test that can detect many infectious pathogens and tell the differences between and among the pathogens at the same time in just 10 to 40 minutes.”Dr. Nyan said had made the offer in order for the technology to be used to invest in the development, production, and commercialization of his diagnostic technology, which will contribute to the fight against infectious diseases in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Africa, and the whole world.He urged the Liberian government to “act promptly in working out the mechanism, for the diseases are not waiting on us, but can strike any minute and cross international borders again.” “This is a practical path to contributing to transforming Liberia’s diagnostic capability and that of the other countries and improving the health care systems here in Liberia and the world.”Following his oration, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf conferred on Dr. Nyan one of the nation’s highest Orders of Distinction, the Humane Order of African Redemption with the Grade of Knight Great Band.Speaking with our Health Correspondent, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn disclosed that she has already initiated discussions with Dr. Nyan.“He did visit me and during our discussions, I asked him to guide us through the processes that we have to go through,” the Health Minister stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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John Hartson backs Arsenal’s lack of activity in the summer transfer market

first_imgFormer Arsenal forward John Hartson says he ‘totally understands’ why Arsene Wenger didn’t buy a striker in the transfer market. The Gunners boss was panned for the club’s lack of activity this summer, and supporters were left outraged on Thursday with news that Danny Welbeck had undergone knee surgery and will be out for a ‘period of months’.Arsenal have made an unconvincing start to the season, having scored just three goals in their opening four games, raising questions about their ability to challenge for the Premier League title. The club was linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all summer but a deal never materialised, leaving goalkeeper Petr Cech as their only summer signing. But Hartson has backed the Frenchman’s decision, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Why would he buy just for the sake of buying?“Why would he just add numbers to give himself a problem and put players on the bench and pay them astronomical wages?“I totally understand why Wenger has not bought. The Danny Welbeck situation is unfortunate now he has to go in for a knee operation. You look at Liverpool, and how much did they need Danny Ings? They signed him for a free, but what’s the point, Danny Ings has hardly kicked a ball for Liverpool. “That’s not the way Wenger works. He protects the club’s money, he doesn’t just go out and buy bang-average players. If you’re going to get into his team, you’ve got to improve it and you’ve got to be better than what he’s got. “We’ve all criticised Arsenal and would like to see them be a bit more active in the transfer market – he hasn’t been. He’s won two FA Cups on the bounce and they keep finishing in the top four. They’re not as strong as Man City or Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger keeps producing and keeps building teams. “He’s not going to buy players just to add the group. You’ve got to bring in players that are going to enhance the team.”last_img read more

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Rooney must improve or his Man United career is FINISHED, warns Champions League winner

first_imgDietmar Hamann believes Wayne Rooney could soon be facing the end of his Manchester United career.Rooney has found the net just once in the Premier League this season and has been the subject of stinging criticism for his performances, with many United fans claiming he is ‘finished’ at the top level.The 29-year-old’s immediate future at Old Trafford does not appear to be under threat, with manager Louis van Gaal continually offering his backing, and with four years still to run on his contract.But Hamann claims Van Gaal will lose faith in his captain if he does not start firing again quickly.The Champions League-winning former German international, speaking on the Colin Murray show, said: “His form has to improve.“There will be a time, if his form doesn’t improve, where the club won’t be happy and he won’t be happy and you have to come to a decision because you can’t keep a Rooney at your club on vast amounts of money if he is a bit-part player.“Van Gaal has backed him, he has done everything he could, but there will come a time when the manager will say, ‘listen mate, you can’t be in the starting XI’.“They have got a player in [Juan] Mata who I think is best suited to that position Rooney plays [behind the striker]. So, they have a perfect replacement in their squad [for Rooney] and, if he doesn’t improve, the manager will say somebody else has to play in his position.“From now until the end of the season, it will be a critical eight months. If his form doesn’t improve there may be a time sooner or later when Rooney himself wants a fresh challenge in a league that isn’t as demanding as the Premier League.”David Beckham has suggested Rooney could prolong his United career by dropping back into midfield.But his former Liverpool rival Hamann insists that is not an option for England’s record goalscorer.He said: “They have got a set-up there now with the likes of Mata, [Memphis] Depay and [Anthony] Martial up top which should bring out the best in him, but so far he hasn’t done it.“He has got a quick player ahead of him now which should suit him because it should give him more space to bring other players into goalscoing positions and score himself but, so far, he hasn’t done it.“I can’t see him dropping further back. Rooney can’t go any further back. This is as far back as he can go playing off one front man.“He has to play better and if he doesn’t soon, he will have a problem getting in the Man United team. He is best suited playing off a front man. If he can’t play there, he can’t play.”last_img read more

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Hollywood film and TV writers going back to negotiations

first_imgHollywood film and TV writers who’ve been on a nearly two-week strike against studios will return to contract negotiations on Nov. 26, their union and producers said Friday. In a joint statement, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said both sides had agreed to return to formal negotiations. The statement said no other details would be released. Meanwhile, writers would continue on the picket lines, said Gregg Mitchell, a spokesman for the guild. Some writers applauded the return to talks. “That’s fabulous, that’s great,” said Sean Jablonski, a writer for the FX drama “Nip/Tuck.” “You can’t get a deal until two sides sit down and talk about it,” Jablonski said. “It’s a good message to hear around the holidays,” he said. John Aboud, a TV writer and a strike captain, said he hoped a return to talks would quickly lead to a contract. “I’m delighted to see they’re starting to move forward and I hope we can wrap this thing up soon,” said Aboud. It’s unclear what pushed both sides back to the table. The strike has been bruising and very public, with writers being joined by actors on picket lines and producers taking out full-page newspaper ads to tell their side of the story. Since the strike began Nov. 5, late night talk shows and several sitcoms have gone to reruns. Other shows are counting down the number of episodes they have left before running out of scripts. Industry analysts had previously thought there would be enough scripts to produce shows well into January. But many shows have gone off the air at a faster pace than expected, as cast members and show runners have refused to cross picket lines. Compensation for shows offered on the Internet is at the heart of the dispute. The producers have said it’s offering writers a share of licensing fees paid by Web sites to stream shows. The union has rejected the offer, saying the payments wouldn’t begin until six weeks after a show goes online and viewer interest is nearly exhausted. Writers also want a cut of revenue from non-skippable ads contained in many shows streamed free online. The alliance slammed the door on that demand. The last writers walkout in 1988 lasted 22 weeks and cost the industry $500 million. The entertainment industry contributes an estimated $30 billion a year to the Los Angeles economy, or about $80 million a day.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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THEY’RE ‘REELING IN THE YEARS’ IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgIf you love RTE’s ‘Reeling In The Years’, then it’s coming to Donegal – Letterkenny style.A meeting of people interested in swapping stories and photos from the past is to take place in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny tonight at 8pm.Tonight is just an introductory meeting to see if many people from the town and surrounding areas are interested in forming a community group. And according to organisers you don’t even to be a ‘townie’ to come along! THEY’RE ‘REELING IN THE YEARS’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennymeetingReeling In The Yearslast_img read more

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Vet leads charge to expel flag flippers

first_imgPICO RIVERA – For Vietnam veteran Ray Ramirez, the American flag is a sacred symbol. “I have fought for the flag and seen it draped over people’s coffins,” said the 60-year-old Whittier resident, who experienced intense combat as an Army infantryman in Vietnam. “To me, the American flag will always be a symbol of our country and our greatness,” he said. So when Ramirez saw a photograph in this newspaper of high school students flying the American flag upside down in front of Montebello High School – an image picked up and republished across the Internet – he could not just “sit quietly,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventRamirez has circulated fliers asking fellow veterans to attend tonight’s meeting of the El Rancho Unified School District school board. He said he will demand officials expel the students who flipped the flag upside down and raised a Mexican flag above it during school walkouts March 27. He also wants the district to sanction administrators for not stepping in to stop it. “The students involved in this brought shame on this great country, our cities and schools,” Ramirez said. The photo, which later appeared in other newspapers, on TV, and on Web sites, stirred widespread anger. It had generated more than 75,000 hits on this newspaper’s Web site as of Wednesday. Internet blogger Michelle Malkin featured it in her online piece, “The American Flag Comes Second,” which carried angry comments from e-mailers. Daily News reporters also were on the receiving end of negative e-mails. “Students are young and lack judgment, but such an action is alarming, outrageous and disgusting,” one e-mailer wrote. “What was the deal flying the Mexican flag over the U.S. flag?” wrote another. “Apparently these people have no respect for the U.S.” El Rancho school district officials said the photo helped identify a student they believe was largely responsible. The boy has been disciplined, although officials have declined to say in what way. Officials said the boy also wrote a letter apologizing to Montebello school officials and students. Richard Briones, a past president of the Pico Rivera Veterans Council, said he and other local veterans will join Ramirez at tonight’s board meeting. “I will stress to the school board that there needs to be more classes on what a flag means to a country,” he said. Latino activists fighting a federal proposal that would criminalize an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants also distanced themselves from the incident, saying it tainted their cause. “It’s a good cause to want millions of people to be documented, but students need to be more careful and responsible in their actions,” said Randy Jurado Ertll, executive director of El Centro De Accion Social in Pasadena. “Otherwise people who may otherwise support our cause will get offended and turned off.” Martin Castro of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation praised students for peacefully walking out of classes last month, but said the flag incident “should not have occurred.” “It damages what they are trying to accomplish and only puts more fear in the community,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW – DONEGALDAILY.COMDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has revealed the simple secrets of  the county’s All-Ireland Champions – confidence.The Glenties man outlined his philosophy for life and sport during a revealing interview with Brendan O’Connor on the Saturday Night Show on RTE1 tonight.And he spoke about being delighted at landing a part-time job working with the soccer side he has supported all his life – Celtic. “I was settling in more than anything else. I met a few players and started the ball rolling,” said Jim about his first week in Glasgow.The father of three spoke about how he motivated the Donegal players to All-Ireland glory with four words – commit, focus, believe and achieve.Host O’Connor asked him about how he had been turned down twice for the senior team’s management position before getting it the third time.“I saw a talented bunch and that’s why I went for the job….I was the only person in for the job the last time I went for it,” laughed McGuinness. He also spoke about winning the All-Ireland with the 1992 squad and how later got a job with the ESB but was never happy there, wanting to work in sport.So he went back when he was 23 to repeat his Leaving Cert – to objections from his mum!He later went on to a degree and a masters in sports science and sports psychology.“There are young people all over the country and they can be what ever they want to be…as long as they believe,” said Jim, whose wife was in the audience.On his new job in Glasgow, McGuinness said: “Celtic is very much like Gaelic football clubs because it is community based and family orientated. “Neil Lennon made me feel very welcome and introduced me to all the staff at Lennoxtown….it was great getting a job with a club that I have supported all my life.”Brendan O’Connor joked at the end of the interview that perhaps the national soccer side might want to do with his services….JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’ was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’last_img read more

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