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Wanting again: The 1991 Australian Grand Prix

Wanting again: The 1991 Australian Grand PrixAfter the craziness that was the 1989 Australian Grand Prix, Dad and I took a break from our annual journey in 1990. Looking back, that was a little bit of a bummer because the 1990 race had one of the crucial thrilling conclusions to any race throughout Adelaide’s eleven editions. However absence makes the guts develop fonder and after yr off I used to be completely pumped to be returning in 1991. For this younger child, the lead as much as the race was dominated by the actual fact my favorite driver (Alain Prost) wouldn’t be at Adelaide.All in all 1991 was a downer of a yr as a Prost fan. He had his first winless season since 1981 and the one actual spotlight being a second in his dwelling Grand Prix of France. After some alternative phrases in regards to the automobile on the Japanese Grand Prix, Ferrari


Spherical three AFLW evaluation: Competitors favourites begin to separate themselves from the chasing pack

Spherical three AFLW evaluation: Competitors favourites begin to separate themselves from the chasing packIt was an AFLW spherical stuffed with one-sided outcomes, and the highest groups in every of the conferences made their stamp on the competitors. Right here’s my take of what went down and what it means for the remainder of the season. Adelaide Crows The Adelaide Crows completed Spherical three with a report of two wins and a loss. They’ve been in robust type all season lengthy and will simply be undefeated, as they’d a slim defeat to the Western Bulldogs in Spherical 1 the place their kicking inaccuracy allow them to down.It means Adelaide have a strong platform to problem for the 2019 AFLW premiership. They dominate their opponents because of their match-winners Erin Phillips, Chelsea Randall, Anne Hatchard and Ebony Marinoff. This makes them an especially troublesome opponent to match up on. Within the 4 remaining matches, the Crows will play groups across the identical mark as


Roosters reign supreme in World Membership Problem

The Sydney Roosters have picked up proper the place they left off in 2018, defeating the Wigan Warriors 20-Eight at DW Stadium to win the World Membership Problem title for a record-equaling fourth time. Regardless of a number of modifications in personnel from the workforce who took the sphere in final 12 months’s grand last towards Melbourne, the tricolours confirmed they have been nonetheless the workforce to beat in a powerful show. New recruit Brett Morris proved himself a worthy addition to the workforce, scoring a hat-trick in his debut outing for the membership, the primary of which got here simply three minutes into the competition as he outmuscled three Wigan defenders to cross the road.Morris would rating his second simply seven minutes later, with prop Siosiua Taukeiaho touchdown the conversion to take the Roosters out to a ten level lead in as many minutes. Along with their superiority


Matt Dufty re-signs with Dragons till 2021

The St George Illawarra Dragons have retained Matt Dufty for an additional two seasons, after the fullback signed a contract which is able to see him keep within the Crimson V till the top of 2021. It is going to little doubt be a welcome announcement for Dragons officers, significantly within the wake of Gareth Widdop’s choice to go away the membership on the conclusion of the 2019 season. The 23 year-old, who has scored 15 tries in 32 appearances for the Dragons, says that re-signing was a comparatively straightforward choice for him.“I’m very completely happy about re-signing for an additional two years. It wasn’t a tough choice. The Dragons is someplace the place I believe I may play my greatest footy and the place I needed to remain,” Dufty stated. “I really feel like a weight has been lifted. I’ve had it over my head for some time


NRL preseason predictions 2019

NRL preseason predictions 2019A brand new 12 months brings a brand new season of NRL to look ahead to (and hopefully some luck with my predictions). Like final 12 months, I shall be writing my ladder predictions with reasoning behind the locations, then will undergo my finals predictions. As soon as once more these are simply my predictions and be at liberty to voice your opinions within the feedback part under. Lets simply say I don’t have this going one versus two like final 12 months’s grand closing, nonetheless, right here is my ladder after 25 rounds.1. Sydney Roosters The place to even start with this crew? I don’t suppose I’ve seen a crew win a premiership earlier than, after which add additional depth and high quality to their line-up. Critically, how is it they lose Blake Ferguson, who was a star for them final 12 months, and change him with not


Goals galore as Sky Blues claim silverware

Sydney FC defeated Perth Glory 4-2 in the W-League grand final on the weekend at Nestrata Jubilee Stadium in front of a crowd of 6,127. It was the third championship for the Sky Blues. For fans of both teams and neutrals this game had everything: wonder goals, international stars and a record crowd. It was anticipated to be an exciting game and it would be fair to say that it didn’t disappoint. Sydney struck early with a pearler of a finish from Sofia Huerta. It didn’t take long for Perth to bounce back when Sam Kerr was brought down in the box and netted the penalty to bring the scores level.It was then star import Savannah McCaskill who put the hosts ahead with a header from a peach of a cross that came from Caitlin Foord and the Sky Blues went into half time with the lead. About 15


Five takes from 2019 World Club Challenge

Five takes from 2019 World Club ChallengeIn the wee hours of Monday morning, the Super League champions the Wigan Warriors hosted the NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters in a battle for global domination of club rugby league. The Roosters got off to a flyer, scoring at a point per minute for the first ten of the match. The Warriors fought bravely to claw their way back into the game, and were still in it until the 77th minute. However, they were ultimately outclassed by a Roosters side packed to the rim with representative-level players. Here’s what we learned from watching the Roosters claim their fourth World Club Challenge title.The Gulf Between NRL and Super League is significant Given the difference in salary caps between the two leagues (Super League’s being about $3.6m while the NRL’s is $9.1m), one might consider this point to be quite obvious. However, it is still an important point to observe,


Analysis of the Blackcaps heading into this year’s ICC World Cup

Analysis of the Blackcaps heading into this year’s ICC World CupThe New Zealand men’s cricket team a.k.a., the Blackcaps, reached the final of the previous edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The Blackcaps have reached the World Cup semi-finals on a record six occasions, yet, they have never won the World Cup. New Zealand have had the highest run scorers in three World Cups with Glenn Turner in 1975, Martin Crowe in 1992 and Martin Guptill in 2015, all being the leading run scorers for the respective tournaments. The only major ICC event the Blackcaps have won is the ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000, which was held in Kenya.NZ, largely in part to a magnificent ton from Chris Cairns, won the event, defeating India by four wickets with two balls to spare. New Zealand’s overall World Cup record includes 48 wins, 30 losses from a total of 79 World Cup games with one game having No Result. The


New Zealand legend: England, Ireland a ‘threat’ to All Blacks

Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick believes England and Ireland possess the greatest threat to ending the All Blacks’ hegemony at this year’s Rugby World Cup. New Zealand are overwhelming favourites to clinch a third successive crown in Japan later this year but the natural order was disturbed by Ireland clinching a famous win over the Kiwis in Dublin last November. Defeat for New Zealand came just a week after they were pushed all the way by England, who have beaten Ireland and France in the Guinness Six Nations recently.The 1987 World Cup winner Fitzpatrick expects both northern hemisphere sides as well as Wales – currently on an 11-match winning sequence – to shine on the global stage. But he thinks no top-tier nation can be ruled out of contention at a tournament where none of them can boast home advantage. “No disrespect to Japan because they can beat


Race to the Plate not over: Sydney FC

Sydney FC star Adam Le Fondre insists the race for the Premiers Plate is not over despite sitting ten points behind ladder leaders Perth with eight games to go. The Sky Blues appeared a major threat for the Glory for most of the season, however have dropped five points to lowly sides over the past fortnight. However Le Fondre refused to concede their hopes of a first-place finish is over. “I don’t think we’re going to chuck the towel in and go ‘Here, you can have it’. We’ll go to the next game and just focus on that,” Le Fondre said.Their profligacy in attack has been their major concern, having produced just two goals from 40 shots on goal against Central Coast and Brisbane. Le Fondre has proven an outlier, with his penalty against the Mariners taking the former Premier League striker to a league-high 13 goals in his


Liverpool fans want EPL over Champions League: Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has no doubt Liverpool fans would prefer winning the English Premier League to the European Champions League ahead of their European tie with Bayern Munich. The Reds, who were last crowned English top-flight champions in 1990, are second in their domestic league on goal difference behind Manchester City, who have played one game more. A trip to fierce rivals Manchester United awaits on Sunday but the Merseyside outfit’s immediate focus is on Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayern at Anfield.Klopp knows what his club’s supporters would choose if they had to decide between the two competitions, but the Reds boss is determined to target victory in both. “It’s difficult for me to answer the question, but if you would have to decide, for all Liverpool fans it is the Premier League, that is clear, we know that,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on


Warriors deny plan to poach Eels youngster

The Warriors are adamant they didn’t deliberately breach NRL anti-tampering rules when they offered a lucrative contract to rookie Parramatta half Dylan Brown. NRL bosses are reportedly considering an investigation into the Kiwi club’s recruitment boss Peter O’Sullivan, whose meeting with Brown and his manager Gavin Orr late last year has drawn a complaint from the Eels. Fairfax Media has produced what is said to be a copy of a six-season, $3 million offer to the 18-year-old Brown, who is on a development contract with Parramatta until the end of 2020.Under NRL regulations, Brown can’t be spoken to by other clubs until November 1 this year. Warriors chief executive Cameron George is yet to hear from the NRL and launched a staunch defence of O’Sullivan, who he said was given erroneous information about Brown’s status by Orr. George told The New Zealand Herald he has email records that show


Reports: Michael O’Connor to be named Wallabies selector

Fox Sports is this morning reporting that Michael O’Connor will be appointed to the newly-created independent selector role for Rugby Australia. Rugby Australia are yet to confirm or make comment on the news, although Fox Sports claims multiple sources are confirming the appointment was made yesterday at a monthly board meeting. O’Connor previously served as the Australian men’s rugby sevens coach from 2008-2014, leading the side to a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but leaving the team before their bronze medal effort at the 2014 tournament.MORE TO COME


PM Roundup: Taylor Swift; Bruce Bochy To Retire After 2019; The Joe Flacco Trade Won't Help The Broncos

PM Roundup: Taylor Swift; Bruce Bochy To Retire After 2019; The Joe Flacco Trade Won't Help The BroncosThe Big Lead’s PM Sports Roundup, which is wishing you a happy Presidents Day. Taylor and Joe met at a concert: We finally know the story of how Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn met. It’s not an exciting story. View this post on Instagram AHHHHH @thefavouritemovie just won 7 @bafta awards !!! Bout to go give some high fives – thanks @stellamccartney for this dressss A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Feb 10, 2019 at 4:40pm PST View this post on Instagram ANOTHER rain show on the Reputation Stadium Tour! Auckland, you were amazing tonight.Thanks for weathering the storm with us : @therealdonarnold @gettyentertainment A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 9, 2018 at 3:33am PST View this post on Instagram FULL RAIN SHOW TONIGHT IN SYDNEY. We had the absolute time of our LIVES with you. It poured consistently for the first 90%


Chyna Leads Way as Part of DX Heading into WWE Hall of Fame

The WWE made its first Hall of Fame announcement on Monday via ESPN.com and Chyna will lead the way as part of a six-Superstar contingent of the legendary DX. “If you mention DX, depending on your age group and time, I think the unique thing about DX is for a lot of people they see DX and they go, ‘It’s Shawn, Hunter, and Chyna,’ Paul Levesque, Triple H, said. “To an even bigger group, during the prime Attitude Era when everything was the hottest, it was the group of the five of us. It was Dog, Billy, me, Kid and Chyna.” Chyna’s induction is overdue and while she deserves to go in on her own, Triple H spoke highly of the late Superstar in announcing she will go in with him, X-Pac, Shawn Michaels, Billy Gunn and the Road Dogg.“Look, people believe what they want to believe. When I


2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast SunsWelcome back to another year of AFL season previews here at The Roar. This is an exercise fraught with danger given we are starting our series four weeks from the season proper, and even before any JLT Trophy matches. Heck, they haven’t even played AFLX yet, whatever that is. But the one thing all football followers can seem to agree on in 2019 is that Gold Coast have a mortgage on the wooden spoon. Footy is rarely predictable, and the last three premiers bear that out, but in recent times it hasn’t been hard to identify those to prop up the ladder.Gold Coast Best 22 B: S.Collins, J.Hombsch, C.Ellis HB: P.Hanley, R.Thompson, J.Harbrow C: J.Bowes, T.Miller, L.Weller HF: A.Sexton, S.Day, J.Martin F: I.Rankine, P.Wright, J.Lukosius Foll: J.Witts, D.Swallow, A.Miles Int: B.Ainsworth, W.Brodie, A.Young, G.Horlin-Smith Em: N.Holman, C.Ah Chee, B.Fiorini Often the poorer the team, the harder it is to


When Steve Waugh and the dishevelled greens dominated the Take a look at enviornment

When Steve Waugh and the dishevelled greens dominated the Take a look at enviornmentWithin the final 12 months, the Australian cricket workforce has received solely 4 of 12 Checks – one towards South Africa, one towards India and two Checks towards Sri Lanka. However between the 14th of October 1999 in Harare, and the primary of March 2001 in Mumbai, the Steve Waugh-led Australians received 16 successive Checks, a world report, most of them by large margins. Waugh was captain for 15 of them, with Adam Gilchrist stepping up for one with Waugh unavailable. The standard suspects saved performing – just like the Waugh twins, Gilchrist, Michael Slater, Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting with the bat, as did Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie, Damian Fleming and Shane Warne with the ball.Even Scott Muller, of “can’t bowl, can’t throw” infamy, carried out in considered one of his two-Take a look at profession. So let’s relive these golden days: Zimbabwe at Harare, Australia


IEM Katowice: Out with the previous? Not simply but

IEM Katowice: Out with the previous? Not simply butThe qualifier is over and, other than Fnatic, a lot of the large boys made it by. Your pick-‘ems had been protected all alongside. Properly, other than the Three-Zero slot however Renegades? Actually? Who may have seen that coming? Boy, they left it late although, didn’t they? Cloud 9, G2 and NiP all waited till the ultimate spherical of best-of-threes to verify their spots within the main correct. The America-based crew not less than had the decency to make it a 2-Zero, even when it did take them additional time to complete the job on map two.In the meantime, each G2 and NiP put their followers by the wringer, going to 3 maps in each sequence. Cardiologists throughout France should have been inundated with worryingly younger instances after map one of many G2-Tyloo sequence. Nerves had been calmed on Dust2, nonetheless, as G2 tied issues up with considered one


The Cubs Aren't Mad About the PECOTA Predictions, They're Actually Laughing About It

PECOTA, Baseball Prospectus’ projection arm, initially forecast an 82-80 season for the Chicago Cubs. This was then changed to 80-82, good for last place in the NL Central.  The Cubs have shown how little they care about the projections. And how little stock they put in them. Anthony Rizzo, when asked about PECOTA picking the Cubs last in the NL Central: “And Bryce Harper is coming to the Cubs, right?” — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 18, 2019 Joe Maddon’s response to PECOTA projections that predict #Cubs will finish last in NL Central with 80-82 record: “Who knows why or how they arrive at that stuff? It really means nothing.You got to go out and play the game. You got to compete. I have zero interest in (that).” — Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) February 14, 2019 Kyle Schwarber went as far as to say don’t bet on it. ‘‘That’s cool. They


Wests Tigers will need more than Madge’s tough love to break the drought

Wests Tigers will need more than Madge’s tough love to break the droughtBenji Marshall recently described the pre-season under new Wests Tigers coach Michael (Madge) Maguire as the hardest of his career. The 33-year-old veteran of 16 NRL seasons told the media that Madge drives standards and culture very hard. Heir apparent to Robbie Farah’s hooker spot, Jacob Liddle, reports that he has bulked up and is stronger than ever under Maguire in pre-season. That’s welcome news for the previously slightly-built rake who has undergone more than one shoulder surgery in his short career.So what does this new tough physical regime mean for the fortunes of the Wests Tigers? On its own probably not much. All 16 NRL clubs are out in the media enticing fans into memberships and season tickets by activating stories of ‘best pre-season ever,’ ‘never been fitter’ and (ahem) ‘training the house down.’ For a number of reasons 2019 off-season recruitment has been a non-event at the


Queensland: Beautiful one day, paying the bills the next

Queensland: Beautiful one day, paying the bills the nextWe won’t know until this weekend coming how well Queensland are placed without their exiled talent, but one thing’s for sure: the three other Australian teams are feeling pretty happy about the bargains they picked up and the Reds’ generosity that came with it. All eyes in Round 1 were always going to be on the three former star Queenslanders: James Slipper starting ahead of Scott Sio at the Brumbies, Quade Cooper looming as the missing piece at flyhalf for the Melbourne Rebels, and Karmichael Hunt shoring up the Waratahs midfield wearing no.12.The reasons for their exile are well known and doesn’t require repeating. And nor can Queensland and coach Brad Thorn really be blamed for wanting them gone. If what you’re trying to rebuild a young squad on a foundation of humility, character, and hard work, you will naturally want to rid your squad of senior players guilty


Would Chris Ikonomidis be nothing more than an also-ran in the NSL?

Would Chris Ikonomidis be nothing more than an also-ran in the NSL?Sunday afternoon’s A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners had something of an NSL feel. The financial advantages and realities of playing at cavernous multi-purpose stadiums are well reported and difficult for club administrators to ignore. Yet, there was something magical about an appropriate sized facility hosting a sea of colour and enthusiasm. It recaptured the community feel of football in Australia that was present during the NSL period. As fans of many codes in New South Wales wait patiently for the ‘sure to be exciting’ state election on March 23rd and the subsequent future direction taken by the powers at be in terms of stadia, football’s latest venture into the ‘burbs’ appears to have been a success.Well, almost. Much criticism and anger bled from Sydney FC fans’ social media accounts on Sunday night with claims of overzealous security denying fans access to the section designated


Los Angeles Lakers Now Underdogs to Make the NBA playoffs

Team LeBron might’ve won the NBA All-Star game, but LeBron James’ real team, the Los Angeles Lakers, are in real danger of missing the playoffs. And, in the wake of the Lakers not landing Anthony Davis at the trade deadline, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook reopened a proposition bet over the All-Star break on whether the Lakers will make the playoffs. NBA Proposition LA Lakers make the 2018-19 Playoffs? Yes -110No -110 — Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) February 15, 2019 By Saturday evening, the Lakers were favored to miss the playoffs at -125 odds.To put that into perspective, the SuperBook opened LAL’s odds to make the playoffs at -450 before the season began. Once the public was overwhelmingly on the over, those odds shifted, and ended up closing with Los Angeles at a whopping -600 to make the postseason. “With the trade deadline having passed and the length of the break


How many rugby league clubs can fill a stadium with just their own fans?

While on the surface everyone is bullish about the future of the World Club Challenge after this week’s spectacle, there is an underlying fear in the British game that’s hard to ignore. Oh how we laughed when Super League club bosses started talking for the pie-and-a-pint index that allowed them to gauge how much money they would make from visiting supporters and how catastrophic it is that Toronto and Catalans bring none. But consider this: not even the 12 apostles themselves would be as big a draw in rugby league-mad Wigan as NRL champions Sydney Roosters.Wigan are the English game’s biggest club. More League How many rugby league clubs can fill a stadium with just their own fans? The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 40-31 Jordan Kahu to make Broncos exit and head north to the Cowboys Roosters claim World Club Challenge with win over Wigan The Roar’s top


My dream Rugby World Cup holiday: Yokohama, stunning scenery, and international rugby’s greatest rivalry

My dream Rugby World Cup holiday: Yokohama, stunning scenery, and international rugby’s greatest rivalryWith the 2019 Rugby World Cup now less than a year away, we’re putting together some dream holidays in partnership with Japan Travel, Kanagawa Prefecture, so you won’t lack for inspiration during the tournament. The 2019 edition of the Rugby World Cup will be the first time the tournament has been taken outside the established top-tier rugby nations. As a result, Japan 2019 presents a unique opportunity to rugby lovers from around the globe to follow the game to new places and take in some incredible new experiences.On the park, the Brave Blossoms are still a developing rugby nation, but off the field, the nation is one of the world’s most culture-rich societies, making it ideal for a global celebration of sport. Japan has plenty to offer tourists interested in taking in more than just the rugby. (Image: supplied) We’ve put together some dream Rugby World Cup getaways designed


The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 40-31

The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 40-31It’s a question every rugby league fan loves to debate: who’s the best player in the NRL? Yesterday, we counted down players 50-41 as ranked by The Roar’s experts. Today we continue with players 40-31. And yes, there are some surprises in there! More League The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 40-31 Jordan Kahu to make Broncos exit and head north to the Cowboys Roosters claim World Club Challenge with win over Wigan The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 50-41 NRL 2019 season preview: Manly Sea Eagles League 40.Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans) 2018 was a stand-out season for Gold Coast captain Ryan James. Along with Jaydn Su’a, James was consistently one of the Titans’ best players week in, week out and came close to securing a New South Wales Origin jersey. What makes James such a good player is his reliability; he averaged 96 running metres and 37


The Colin Kaepernick Settlement Determine Issues, However We Might By no means Know The Reality

The NFL and Colin Kaepernick settled out of courtroom. The precise particulars of the settlement are alleged to be confidential. That hasn’t stopped the hypothesis. On Friday, Mike Freeman reported that a lot of his sources have been speculating that the payout was within the $60-80 million vary. Quantity NFL group officers are speculating to me is the NFL paid Kaepernick within the $60 to $80 million vary. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 15, 2019 In the present day, Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio is listening to that the determine is smaller.Fourth, a number of folks linked to the league have, with out disclosing the quantity, downplayed the settlement as an quantity that may cowl the league’s anticipated authorized bills at some point of the arbitration, with maybe a bit extra. (The anticipated authorized bills weren’t disclosed; likelihood is these quantities would have been within the seven figures, not


Yes it’s early, but the Bulls look hard to beat

It’s been a long few years for the Bulls, but if Sunday morning’s game is anything to go by, they will at least be right up there with their South African opponents. It was a surprisingly close weekend, the average margin from the first four encounters only 3.25 points. No-one told that to the rampant Bulls, who racked up 40 points in their thrashing of the Stormers. Admittedly, the visitors lost five of their own lineouts, made nine handling errors and threw one lineout right over the head of a shocked de Jager.But assuming their opening performance isn’t a one-off – certainly, Lood de Jager will continue to win lineouts against the throw and a scintillating Rosko Specman isn’t going anywhere either – they have the nous to beat any team. The first year under a new coach rarely goes well, but Pote Human has started in the best


PGA Tour Players Can Now Wear Shorts During Practice Rounds and Pro-Am Events

The PGA Tour has finally heard enough complaints about slow play pants during practice rounds and pro-am events held prior to tournaments. Like the European Tour, they have enacted a new rule that starts immediately and gives professional golfers the ability to show off their pasty calves. One player walked in, saw this, turned around and went back to his room to change. — Dave Shedloski (@DaveShedloski) February 18, 2019 Of course, the pros will still have to wear pants during tournament rounds, which should never change.A lot of golf is played during the hottest portion of the year and in some of the hotter climates of the country, however, the thing that sets professional golfers apart from the rest of us – other than their ability to make money hitting a golf ball around a course – is that they always look sharp. Most of us grow up


One of Australia’s brightest young esports stars discusses his whirlwind year

One of Australia’s brightest young esports stars discusses his whirlwind yearDario Falcao-Rassohka is just 17 years old, but is already making a name for himself as one of Australia’s most promising esports stars. His exploits in the national Overwatch scene – both in domestic competitions and at the most recent World Cup – have made him a player to watch as more and more Australians start to get noticed by scouts overseas. With the next season of Overwatch Contenders – the highest level of play in Australia – kicking off soon, I had the privilege of talking to Akraken about his whirlwind journey over the last few months.The Roar: It’s been just over a year since you joined the Sydney Drop Bears. When did you decide that you were going to take Overwatch seriously and how did you actually end up joining the team? Akraken: The time that I decided I would take Overwatch more seriously was probably the


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