Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's Saturday












It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 29th, the 332nd day of 2014. There are 33 days left in the year.

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Watch: Molson 'What's on Tap' for Sat., Nov 29.

Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 28.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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On this date in 1892, a patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial.

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Tampa, FL. -- A defeat to the Ottawa Senators in October is one of the few the Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered at home this season.

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On this date in 1929, the first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Ticats' lineman expects 'wowzerrific' Grey Cup game.

Dickenson, O'Billovich headline Hall of Fame inductees.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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COMING UP - 102nd Grey Cup CFL Championship Game: November 30. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25. New Years Eve: December 31. New Years Day: January 1.

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Tampa, FL. -- TJ's Take: 3 Keys to Beat the Bengals.

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On this date in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The experiences, the memories and the hindsight views may vary, but here are the thoughts of 20 Beavers on Oregon State vs. Oregon:

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On this date in 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.

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Jimmy has his breakfast.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Oregon State beating Oregon, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S. 

1965 - Elvis Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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On this date in 1975, Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain. The U.S. release followed on December 26. 

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges. 

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks. 

2010 - George Harrison's limited edition vinyl box set "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K.

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On this date in 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - 
Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY. 

1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963. 

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide. 

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes. 

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Chargers) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record. 

1987 - Bob Frosse (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal. 

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass. 

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games. 

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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On this date in 2004, Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Calgary Stampeders in 102nd Grey Cup game in Vancouver, BC 6:00pm EST

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 8:05pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

Friday, November 28, 2014

It's Friday












It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 28th, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Nov. 27.

Blues' Elliott week-to-week; Brodeur in as tryout.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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On this date in 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan probably wishes every game could come against his former New York Rangers teammates.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1582, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.

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Un-D-niable: Elimimian makes history with MOP honour.

GC102: Breaking Down the Offences.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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COMING UP - World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25. New Years Eve: December 31. New Years Day: January 1.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a capsule look at Sunday's game between the Bucs and the Bengals.

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On this date in 1757, English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."

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Laie, HI. -- It was a holiday game, and the Beavers had plenty to be thankful for, as the No. 19/20 Oregon State women’s basketball team hit 15 three-pointers on their way to an 85-53 win over Butler at the Tom Weston Classic in Laie, Hawaii. The victory was the Beavers’ fourth-straight to open the season, with all four wins coming by 20 points or more.

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On this date in 1919, American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.

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Jimmy gets his breakfast.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as turkey dinner at IHOP, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley went to a matinee showing of "Love Me Tender." 

1957 - Elvis Presley went to see Pat Boone's new movie "April Love." 

1964 - Elvis Presley's song "Ask Me" hit #12 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" hit #11 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You" hit #9 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1922, Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released. 

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

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On this date in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - 
Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals) set an NFL record when he scored 40 points in a game. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four extra points. 

1948 - Dippy Evans (Chicago Bears) became the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game. 

1969 - The New York Knicks set an NBA record when they won their 18th consecutive game. 

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. 

1979 - Billy Smith (New York Islanders) became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage (Colorado Rockies) put it into his own net. 

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time. 

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he would retire for the third and final time at the end of the NBA season. 

2002 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their first game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. The Mavericks had won the first 14 games of the season. 

2002 - LeAnne Rimes performed at the half time show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Day game. 

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On this date in 1983, the space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in its cargo bay.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 26th, the 329th day of 2014. There are 38 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Canucks remember Quinn with video, 'Danny Boy'.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Tina Turner is 75. John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 69. Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen Twilight films) is 41.

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Tampa, FL. -- Bolts Gameday: Lightning vs. Rangers.

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On this date in 1716, the first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.

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Boston College Still Unanimous No. 1 in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #10

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)113-0-110
2.University of Minnesota, 170211-1-210
3.University of Wisconsin, 152313-2-110
4.Quinnipiac University, 124410-0-29
5.Boston University, 9279-3-210
6.Clarkson University, 84510-4-110
7.Harvard University, 7962-1-210
8.University of Minnesota Duluth, 57910-4-25
9.Bemidji State University, 45107-4-12
10.Mercyhurst University, 33812-2-110
Others Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence University, 12; University of North Dakota, 7.
Notes: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three and the Hockey East Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... A total of 12 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


Blackhawks, Flyers and Wild Crowned Champions in Fifth Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, Presented by the NHL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild each earned titles on Sunday (Nov. 23) at the fifth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the National Hockey League.

The four-day event that commenced last Thursday (Nov. 21) was hosted by the Washington Capitals and staged at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. The field included 16 teams, each affiliated with an NHL club.

In the Tier I championship game, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, scoring three unanswered goals in the third period. The Philadelphia Flyers topped the Boston Bruins, 2-1, to earn the Tier II title, while the Minnesota Wild won Tier III, defeating the Arizona Coyotes, 4-2.

Additional NHL clubs that sponsored teams included the Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Each sled hockey team represented its affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.

For full tournament results and statistics, click here.

NOTES: The Buffalo Sabres had four teams set to compete in this year's Sled Classic, however, due to record snowstorms, their teams were unable to particiapte in the tournament ... The Colorado Avalanche hosted the inaugural USA Hockey Sled Classic in 2010. The Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team won the four-team tournament … In 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers held the event in Vorhees, New Jersey, where the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team took first place among nine teams … In 2012, the Buffalo Sabres put on the tournament in Williamsville, New York, with the Dallas Stars winning the 'A' Division and the Washington Capitals capturing the 'B' Division ... Last year the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals repeated as the 'A' Division and 'B' Division champions, respectively. The Nashville Predators won the inaugural 'C' Division ... Participating teams in the tournament must have an official affiliation with an NHL member club … For more information about the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, click here ... For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.

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On this date in 1789, U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

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For Ticats and Stamps, Grey Cup feeling never gets old.

Game Breakers: Grey Cup players to watch.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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COMING UP - Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Bucs added TEs Cameron Brate and D.J. Williams to the 53-man roster on Tuesday, indicating an uncertain status for the incumbents at the position...Also, the team will be have a new return man

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Here's a list of 50 Ways to Give Thanks just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers host Ducks Saturday on ABC.

Read the rest here.

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A New Jersey college is under review for purchasing a $219,000 conference table. [But they claimed that they saved $50 by putting it together themselves.]

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It's time to get breakfast Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as RGIII getting benched, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - 
Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS." 

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me." 

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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Twitter is dipping its toes into discount waters with a new test of digital coupons. The company is trying out a tweets-as-coupons option it calls “Twitter Offers.”

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - 
The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. The teams included were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943. 

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal. 

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match. 

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL. 

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards. 

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000. 

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games than Stevens. 

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An Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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