0: 3 against Hoffenheim: Cologne loses on penalties – sport

It was reserved for Marius Wolf to give the first interview after his Cologne team’s 0-3 in Hoffenheim. But before he vented his anger about how “stupid” they had defended, the offensive man shot a ball into the black night sky. The anger over the fully deserved defeat was so much more noticeable than his coach Markus Gisdol, who had stayed on the bench for the last quarter of an hour, but looked similarly frustrated after the game. “The way we got the goals was really annoying,” he said. “If you defend like that and produce set pieces, you have no chance.”

After just seven minutes it was 1-0 for TSG. And that after a hand penalty, which for once was completely undisputed. Sava-Arangel Cestic jumped into a shot by Ilas Bebou with his arms raised and stopped the ball with one hand. Andrej Kramaric had no trouble converting the penalty (7th).

Cologne coach Gisdol had meanwhile again called up a starting line-up in which there was no attacker among ten field players. The two midfielders Wolf and Ondrej Duda played furthest away from their own goal. Surprisingly, hardly anyone finds such a basic orientation at FC, who is currently looking for a striker to be signed on at short notice. The fact that after falling behind they continued to play in a wait-and-see manner before things got much more energetic in the second round was astonishing.

When Cologne got close to the Hoffenheim penalty area in the first half, the offensives often got in each other’s way. Duda jumped the ball twice when accepting it (12/16). Wolf, the most conspicuous Cologne that evening, failed after half an hour from close range to goalkeeper Oliver Baumann, shortly before the half-time whistle he headed the ball to the post (45th). It was no accident that both chances preceded corners.

Cologne did not achieve much from the game – not necessarily a finding that would be read for the first time after the 18th matchday, although the Rhinelanders had to be admitted that they often combined the two penalties nicely and despite the devastating Not giving up the result – that was different at the 0: 5 in Freiburg two weeks ago. “We did it properly until the sixteenth,” said Gisdol. “The offensive game wasn’t the point of criticism today.”

In fact, Hoffenheim, which announced on Saturday that Jakob Bruun-Larsen will be loaned to RSC Anderlecht until the end of the season, showed in some actions that it had only landed its first win of the year last Tuesday. Nevertheless, they deservedly led by two goals difference at halftime. After a corner that was defended too briefly, Mijat Gacinovic withdrew, Christoph Baumgartner extended with a hoe, and it was 2-0 (28th), Kramaric (42nd) could have extended the lead.

If, on the other hand, the Cologne attack efforts had been recorded with a thermal camera, the Hoffenheim penalty area would have remained a largely deep blue zone. The question of how this team wants to score goals was also an urgent question on Sunday, while Hoffenheim worked hard on goal difference and was actively supported by the Cologne team.

After a clumsy foul by substitute Anthony Modeste on Baumgartner, Kramaric, who had already had another chance (65th), converted his second penalty to 3-0 (75th). Coach Gisdol, who had spent almost the entire second half on the bench in the last 5-0 draw in Freiburg, didn’t have to get up again until the final whistle. Modeste neither took a penalty past Baumann (76th), nor did he hit the first goal of the season when he hit the header in the 84th minute.

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Hertha BSC loses against Werder Bremen: Berlin falls apart

Scene of the game: In the middle of the second half, Hertha attacker Matheus Cunha ran towards the Bremen goal, penetrated the penalty area and only had to push the ball into the middle, where teammate Krzystof Piatek was free. Instead, Cunha tried to graduate himself and unsuccessfully. And if you wanted to, you could interpret this scene without risk: This is simply not a team.

Result of the game: Hertha loses at home to Werder Bremen 1: 4 (1: 2) and thus the second home game in a row with three goals behind. For Werder, Davie Selke scored with a penalty, Ömer Toprak, Leonardo Bittencourt and Josh Sargent. Jhon Córdoba shortened to 1: 2 shortly before the break. You can find the detailed match report here.

The first half: Hertha under pressure, Hertha nervous, and in such a state of mind, everyone knows, you make mistakes. Or you completely unnecessarily foul your opponent in the penalty area, as Maximilian Mittelstädt did. Davie Selke, Werder striker who actually still belongs to Hertha BSC, met and made air of all his frustration about the Hertha time in a primal scream. Hertha was superior, but the team couldn’t think of anything and instead missed a penalty after the 0: 1. Werder’s Ömer Toprak headed a corner kick on the other side to make it 2-0 into Hertha goal. The connection goal by Córdoba just before half-time once again stoked hope for the Berliners, and Sky commentator Kai Dittmann sensed that the second half would be “a huge game”.

The second half: Dittmann’s demands are either so low or they are not met. Werder scored twice, Hertha was down and ultimately played, yes, you have to put it like a relegated player.

Player of the game: The Austrian Romano Schmid is only 20 years old and nobody in the Bundesliga really knew him before the season started. Now he’s already the Spiritus Rector at Werder.

Missed game: Piatek had missed a penalty against Hoffenheim, now Cunha did the same. In both cases game-defining situations, against Hoffenheim at 0: 0, now at 0: 1. Cunha started running, and because it is so fashionable now, he stopped just before the shot, but took the momentum and shot the ball more or less into the arms of Werder keeper Pawlenka. And you couldn’t deny yourself a certain malicious joy due to the ridiculousness of this penalty execution.

Number of the game: At the end of the game, Hertha had 18 shots on goal, Werder seven. Four of those seven shots were goals.

Past of the game: Bruno Labbadia was once a goalscorer, also at Werder Bremen: 63 games, 19 goals, after all. It was the time when Hertha BSC’s current sports director Michael Preetz scored the hits on the assembly line. You couldn’t blame them if both got a little melancholy that evening and preferred to think about the pink past. Because a Hertha future is difficult to imagine given the mood in both of them.

Quote of the game: “That doesn’t stop us all from losing our optimism.” It was certainly just a slip of the tongue by Michael Preetz in an interview with Sky before the game. But you won’t find a more apt sentence about the situation in Berlin.

Knowledge of the game: Hertha BSC, which won convincingly in the first half of the season at Werder – and of course, 4-1 – is now fully in the relegation battle with its expensive squad and all its claims. And whoever thinks this game is the low point, the culmination of sadness, should take a shy look at the program for the coming weeks: the next opponents are Frankfurt, Bayern, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Wolfsburg. The club is once again in the immediate vicinity of the point zero. The only good thing for Hertha fans is that they now know this feeling well. Actually, they don’t know anyone else.

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“The political crisis opened by Renzi is incompressible”

One day after Matteo Renzi withdrew the two ministers of his party from the Government, thus opening a serious political crisis in Italy with unforeseeable consequences, Fabiana Dadone, holder of the portfolio of Public Administrations, this “surreal” maneuver that “goes beyond all logic” remains unexplained. Member of the 5-Star Movement (M5E), the main political force of the alliance that supports the Executive, Dadone, 36, rules out both the call for early elections and the creation of a technical government or “improvised solutions and patched coalitions.” . Instead, he is betting on an “organized consensus” so that Giuseppe Conte remains prime minister, which would mean adding another political bloc to the coalition, something that today seems complicated.

-How do you rate Renzi’s breakup? Is there any chance that the alliance with your party, Italia Viva, can be remade?

-I have no words. It is surreal and incomprehensible. Reality has surpassed imagination, it is something that goes beyond all logic. Italians are stunned. Look, about the contents you can always discuss, the measures can always be improved, but I have not heard a justification about this crisis that was not a mere pretext. With these conditions it seems to me that there are few spaces to go back.

-How do you predict that this political crisis will end?

-We need stability and surely we can work on a relaunch in continuity. Italians ask us for quick and quality answers on the issues that matter to the country: vaccines, health protection, defense of our economy and, thanks to the European Recovery Fund, a broad look at what the Italy that will emerge from the pandemic should be like. Citizens have respected the toughest and most complicated rules and have endured great stress. I don’t think they deserve this mockery.

-Luigi Di Maio, Foreign Minister and former M5E leader, has made an appeal to the “European builders” of Parliament. Could the government go ahead only with the support of some senators and deputies from other parties who do not want the convening of early elections?

-All, including Conte, exclude improvised solutions and patched coalitions. An organized consensus is needed to achieve government action that continues to take charge of the enormous commitments that we are facing.

-Is it possible that a new government would be born without Conte as prime minister?

-As I said, you need continuity and stability. Conte has shown that he has everything it takes to lift the country out of the pandemic and project it towards a future made of greater efficiency, competitiveness and equity.

-Would the M5E be favorable to holding early elections? And to the creation of a technical government or one that is born only with limited objectives?

-It is the Italians who do not want early elections. There are no technical governments or governments with limited objectives. There are only political governments that do the things that are needed and we are in a position to do them.

-The already former Minister of Agriculture, Teresa Bellanova, a member of Renzi’s party, explained when announcing her resignation that the Government “does not have a program to end the legislature.” Is that so?

-We have programs and projects that go beyond the life of the legislature, as long as they are shared. The Recovery Fund that we are sending to Parliament, to be discussed later with the social forces of the country, contains Italy’s vision for the next 10 or 20 years. I myself, as Minister of Public Administrations, have, for example, to accompany the revolution of remote work in the public function and launch an Agenda for Simplification, which is a program of actions set with precise dates to lighten the procedures bureaucratic and running until 2023. We are looking to the long term as we face the emergency.

-The M5E has been in power for two and a half years. What has been your greatest contribution to the country?

-I could cite a list of measures, such as the Citizenship Income or the Anti-Corruption Law, passing through the jail for big evaders or the superbonus for those who make reforms in buildings to improve their energy efficiency and seismic resistance. Or also my Simplification decree, which entails a significant lightening of the bureaucracy. But more generally, the fundamental contribution of the M5E has been to open the buildings of power and put the country in the hands of ‘normal’ citizens, making it more sustainable, egalitarian and caring so that, truly, no one is left behind.

Conte will play it in Parliament

Giuseppe Conte gains time to try to weather the open political crisis with the resignation of the ministers of Matteo Renzi’s party, Italia Viva. The Italian Prime Minister met this Thursday with the Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, to inform him of the resignation and temporarily assume the Agriculture portfolio, vacant after Renzi’s maneuver. Conte also promised to Mattarella to report next week in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies on the situation of the government coalition, in a parliamentary minority due to the defection of Italia Viva. The prime minister thus chooses to gamble in the Chambers, where he will need the support of a handful of opposition senators and deputies who are willing to save the Executive to avoid calling early elections. They are what is known in Italy as ‘responsible’. With them the Executive would try to cover the gap left in the coalition by the withdrawal of Italia Viva. Renzi’s formation, born from a split in the Democratic Party (PD) and for which only 3% of Italians would vote, has 18 senators and 30 deputies. It cannot be ruled out that some of those parliamentarians, who have already betrayed the PD before, break once more party discipline to now abandon Renzi and support the continuity of the Government.

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Buffalo Bills without Donald Trump past in play-offs

In Buffalo has a tradition. It has to do with a folding table. Occasionally with denatured alcohol or gasoline – or another, sometimes drinkable, high-percentage liquid. Then there is the roof of a car, usually, or the loading area of ​​a pick-up. And last but not least, a football fan who, before or after a game of the Buffalo Bills, jumps elbow and shoulder first from the said car roof with full force onto the – sometimes set on fire – folding table, punching it through and often painfully on the hard one The asphalt floor of the stadium parking lot lands. Buffalo Bills fans are special, to put it mildly.

Now, however, the history of the team in the National Football League (NFL) says that its supporters were not always in the best mood after their team’s games. The New York state franchise is the only one in the league to date to reach the Super Bowl, the final of the NFL, and lose every time, for four consecutive years. That was the beginning of the 1990s. And apart from this sad record and a few successful seasons, most of the time it went off rather than on. But that could change now.

Outsiders but not without a chance

For several years now, there has been an upward trend in Buffalo. After two play-offs in 2018 and 2020, both of which ended in the first round, the Bills are now in the semifinals after an outstanding season with 13 wins and two play-off games against the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens. For the first time since 1994, the year they lost a Super Bowl for the fourth time in a row. That Buffalo is an outsider against defending champion Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night (0.40 a.m. CET at Pro Sieben and DAZN), but by no means without a chance, and will probably remain a Super Bowl candidate in the coming years, reflects this trend contrary.

The positive development has its origins primarily in the commitment of head coach Sean McDermott in 2017 and some of the personnel decisions he made. Not only did the 46-year-old ensure that the defensive that had always been stable remained stable. He also made a forward-looking choice for the previously unstable offensive at the annual draft in 2018, in which the best young players are distributed to the NFL teams: With quarterback Josh Allen, McDermott steered one of the most promising playmakers of his generation to Lake Erie Shore Buffalo lies.

Everyone fitted in almost seamlessly and has since complemented the courageous and powerful style of play of his coach with great success. Especially with pass recipient Stefon Diggs, who joined the Bills from the Minnesota Vikings this season, the quarterback seems to have built an extraordinary chemistry. The duo was responsible for almost half of all touchdowns scored, and with 1535 yards (1403 meters) Diggs also provided more space than any other player on his team. Buffalo averaged 31.3 points per game this season. Only the Green Bay Packers, who are in the second semifinals against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, exceeded this value.

Allen, 24 years old, plays hard, precisely, mobile and almost always with an eye for the unexpected, the special moment. Diggs, 27, searches for and finds the gaps in the opposing defense. Coach McDermott gives both of them enough space to develop and adjusts his own offensive concept to the strengths of his two stars. Together they have given the Bills a new identity and at least partially scraped off the old, dusty paint of the past. The times in which protagonists such as OJ Simpson, who was suspected of the murder of his former wife Nicole Brown-Simpson after his career as an NFL running back, or Donald Trump, who once wanted to buy the franchise, made the headlines in Buffalo, seem over.

Now the focus is again on sport. The next highlight could follow against Kansas City. Also because Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had to be replaced in the quarterfinals a week ago against the Cleveland Browns with suspected concussion. He seems to be fit for the duel in time. What level Mahomes will reach remains to be seen. “Our team has a common heartbeat,” said his adversary Allen before the meeting. “We’re perfectly matched.” And Diggs said, “We’re like family. Coaches, players, fans. Together we can achieve great things. “

This is how the Buffalo supporters come back into play. Will the folding table supplies in the local home markets be sufficient? A call on site provides information: Yes, tables are still there, says the lady from Walmart on the phone. But the demand is great. Probably bigger than ever before.

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Well-measured repression (daily newspaper Junge Welt)

Young people in particular, like here in Moscow, demonstrated for the oppositionist Navalny on Saturday

It is believed that tens of thousands of people demonstrated across Russia on Saturday for the release of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who had been imprisoned since his return to the country. There are no precise numbers of participants. The same day from the UK agency Reuters The rumored number of 40,000 demonstrators in Moscow alone was obviously considerably exaggerated. Even Moscow’s Navalny supporters only spoke of 10,000 participants; videos from the central rally on Pushkin Square make this number seem generously estimated.

Younger generation

There were also larger demonstrations in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, with several thousand protesters each gathering in Novosibirsk and Vladivostok. Elsewhere, for example in Yakutsk or Samara on the Volga, the number remained in the three-digit range. Nonetheless, in many provincial towns, participants spoke in postings of the largest local protests in 15 years. At that time, pensioners in particular took to the streets against the conversion of certain social benefits into cash payments. This time the rallies were visually mostly a matter of the younger generation.

The police were present everywhere with numerous emergency services and arrested over 2,000 people nationwide by evening, more than half of them in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In doing so, she apparently tried to avoid excessive brutality. Even when a car registered for the FSB secret service was bombarded with snowballs from the crowd in Moscow (the driver suffered an eye injury), she did not intervene. In St. Petersburg, a criminal investigation was opened against an officer who had kicked a protester in the stomach, and police officers apologized. Like the Moscow portal rbc.ru reported on Sunday, all minors arrested were turned over to their parents by evening. Navalny’s wife Julia, who was arrested that afternoon, was also released a few hours later. The arrests seem to have been directed primarily against potential multipliers: journalists and regional activists from the Navalny movement.

The next protests have been announced for the coming Saturday. The organizers of the Navalny movement are clearly trying to bring about a situation similar to that in Belarus: permanent protests that are supposed to turn the political balance of power at some point. This scenario is now being openly discussed, especially among Anglo-Saxon experts and in the press, also with a view to the upcoming State Duma elections in autumn. The counter-actions of state power seem to be calculated to prevent precisely this scenario from occurring – hence the much more dosed use of state power compared to the brutality of the Belarusian police last autumn, at least on Saturday. In Irkutsk, Siberia, the local demonstration went off without incident and without a single arrest. It is as if the state were testing various options.

No crowds

A balance sheet of the protest day is undecided. One success for Navalny is that his supporters were able to mobilize nationwide within a short time. In favor of the state power, the fact that the rallies were nowhere near as large as the protests in Belarus after the presidential election, relative to the country’s population, is important. A lack of mass attachments does not seem to be the main problem for Navalny supporters. The Russian political scientist Sergei Medvedev told the Polish Gazeta Wyborczathat the masses have never had a decisive influence in Russia. All changes have always come from the “elites” and the inhabitants of the big cities. Or from abroad. The British Russia expert in the service of New York University, Mark Galeotti, wrote on Twitter that he would like Western diplomats to “accompany” the demonstrations. The US embassy in Moscow made a start. She published the rally points on her website.

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Women’s questions: how to communicate with your teenager?

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Every Friday, Priorité Santé deals with a topic of women’s health, in a practical way.

As they move into adolescence, children build, explore and test limits. Communication between parents and adolescents can then become complicated. How to maintain good relations? How to get the teenager to confide?

  • Pr Lamine Fall, Head of the Child Psychiatry Department at Fann Hospital in Dakar, Senegal.

Report from Charlie Dupiot to the Saint-Denis Women’s House, in the Paris region.

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The Capitol, warned of a possible assault three days before the attack

The Capitol Intelligence service produced a report warning of a possible assault on the Capitol by armed far-right individuals three days before it occurred, as reported this Friday by ‘The Washington Post’. The newspaper has had access to a 12-page internal document in which it assures that “the supporters of the current president see January 6 as the last opportunity to undermine the results of the elections.” “This feeling of despair and disappointment can be more than an incentive to turn violent. Unlike other post-election protests, the targets of Trump supporters are not necessarily the counter-protesters, as was customary, but rather the Congress itself, ”the document warned.

The assault has triggered hundreds of federal accusations against its participants as well as other repercussions such as a new impeachment against Donald Trump and the closure of the social media accounts of the still president for inciting violence.

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This warning joins others made by institutions such as the Virginia FBI, while the former head of Security of the legislative headquarters, Steven Sund, assured that he had asked for greater security and to declare an emergency but his request was rejected. According to sources from ‘The Washington Post’, the document was not shared with the FBI or with other security agencies.

Internal investigation

The United States Department of Justice has launched internal work on its response to the January 6 raid on the Capitol led by Trump supporters, which left five dead, more than a hundred injured and at least a hundred of detained.

The investigation will be conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, in coordination with the Offices of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Interior.

The review will examine “information about the events of January 6, as well as the extent to which the department and its constituents shared such information with the Capitol Police and other federal, state and local agencies,” according to a statement. Likewise, “the role of the Department of Justice personnel in responding to the events” will also be evaluated, according to the department, who has assured that this review will not hinder “ongoing investigations or prosecutions”, given the “delicate nature of the situation. ».

Pelosi asks to investigate an assailant wearing an Auschwitz shirt

On the other hand, the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked this Friday to investigate one of the robbers of the Capitol who was wearing a T-shirt with the words ‘Auschwitz camp’ and has asserted that “seeing someone with An anti-Semitic shirt taking part in an assault on the Capitol should make us rethink many things.

“We have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution and our democracy and that is what we will do. We will protect all those who are here to honor that oath, “he said before ensuring that Congress is studying the possibility of opening a commission similar to 9/11 to investigate what happened.

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In this sense, he has asked the retired general Russel Honoré to “conduct an investigation on the security of the infrastructure and the security protocol between the different agencies.” “We have to put all this under scrutiny now that the investiture is approaching,” he said, according to information from CNN.

He has also expressed that there has been an “unprecedented mobilization in terms of security” after the attack on the Capitol last week and has expressed his gratitude to the National Guard and the National Police. “They have shown great courage and we are proud of them,” he said.

The first result has been the arrest of an individual in the vicinity of the Capitol. Wesley Allen Beeler, originally from Virginia, appeared on Friday night at a checkpoint a few meters from the Capitol, according to a police report consulted on Saturday by AFP, confirming information from CNN. Police found a loaded pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the possession of the man, who was arrested. Stickers in defense of the right to bear arms were also found on his truck.

South Carolina and Texas Congress Closure

The local Parliament of South Carolina will remain closed to possible “armed” protests, as the Federal Police (FBI) has warned in the face of the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden. Thus, the authorities have explained that additional security measures are being taken to ensure that the vicinity of Parliament, which will remain closed, as well as its surroundings, are protected until January 20.

The Texas authorities have followed the same line and have announced that they will strengthen security and close the building at the risk of demonstrations by “violent extremists.”

The FBI has 140,000 videos and photos of the Capitol robbers

The FBI already has 140,000 photographs and videos of the mob that stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, in a raid that resulted in five deaths and, so far, more than a hundred arrests, the majority thanks to the digital identification of the members of the mob.

According to court documents, there are already more than 275 suspects identified while investigators, academics and citizens have responded to the call on the FBI’s networks to provide as much information as possible to capture those responsible. “We are not leaving a stone unturned,” said the deputy director of the FBI’s Washington office, Steven D’Antuono, “and we still want more.”

The FBI has opened a portal to accept any type of information to corroborate with facial recognition software and an application a trace of location data left by the mobiles of the rioters, given that, in the United States, the providers services are required to deliver information in response to search orders.

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Daniel Alonso finishes 27th in his first Monte Carlo

Alonso, disputed his first Monte Carlo and was less, learning as he went. His experience on snow and ice was limited to a race in Finland in the RMC N5 last year where he put Nordic-style driving into practice. Yesterday it finished full. “The stages were very complicated and it was very easy to make mistakes. I was improving although in some timed I could not catch the rhythm, but I am very satisfied with having brought the car to the finish line in Monaco ”, said Daniel Alonso to LA NUEVA ESPAÑA. Frenchman Sebastien Ogier was the rally winner ahead of Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville.

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Just next to it is also over (neue-deutschland.de)

Photo: dpa / Deutsche Bundesbank

The results of the DGB distribution report could almost be a success story if it weren’t for the little word “almost”: Since the turn of the millennium, wage incomes rose “almost” as quickly as property income until 2019. Ultimately, however, that means that the part of the pie that those who have to work for money get instead of being able to let their money work for them has become smaller.

So it is not surprising that the German Trade Union Confederation states in the same breath that wealth in this country is very unevenly distributed. The richest percent concentrate a wealth of 111 percent of annual economic output on themselves, while the lower half of society has next to nothing on the high edge or even debt. In addition, wages are not just wages. Even the introduction of the minimum wage did not prevent the gap between lower and upper incomes from widening. And it is precisely the low-wage earners who are now suffering from the corona crisis.

As a result, the corona crisis will not change the imbalance, even if it leads in the short term to capital income falling more sharply than wage income. The prevailing politics ensure that.

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