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New York Yankees announces Yankees-Stonewall Scholars initiative to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Yankees to celebrate LQBTQ pride in 2019

The New York Yankees today announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to equality and impactful support for the LGBTQ community.

The Yankees-Stonewall initiative will provide $50,000 worth of scholarships through five $10,000 college scholarships to be presented to one student from each of the five boroughs of New York City. The scholarships are intended to allow these students the resources to fulfill their educational and career goals. The selection process will be conducted by the New York City Department of Education with public high schools being able to nominate one graduating senior from each school for selection. Further details regarding the nomination process will be announced by the N.Y.C. Department of Education at a later date.

The New York Yankees today announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to equality and impactful support for the LGBTQ community.

The Yankees-Stonewall initiative will provide $50,000 worth of scholarships through five $10,000 college scholarships to be presented to one student from each of the five boroughs of New York City. The scholarships are intended to allow these students the resources to fulfill their educational and career goals. The selection process will be conducted by the New York City Department of Education with public high schools being able to nominate one graduating senior from each school for selection. Further details regarding the nomination process will be announced by the N.Y.C. Department of Education at a later date.

The implementation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative is a result of a collaboration between the New York Yankees, Stonewall Inn, N.Y.C. Department of Education and N.Y.C. Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

"Through this initiative we are proud to recognize the profound historical impact of Stonewall and celebrate the many meaningful contributions of the LGBTQ community," said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. "The Yankees wholeheartedly support equality for all individuals and applaud any efforts which make our society more inclusive and tolerant. It is our hope that this scholarship program will serve as a springboard for young LGBTQ student community members and advocates as they continue the pursuit of their dreams, ambitions and livelihoods." 

"The Stonewall Inn represents the very place where gay pride began, and we are extremely excited that the New York Yankees will be an official partner of ours and the upcoming 50th anniversary of Stonewall," said Stacy Lentz, co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and Founder of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. "Their support of the Stonewall legacy is a historic step and we look forward to continuing our work together to elevate awareness and support for full LGBTQ equality."

The recipients of the awards will be celebrated at a game at Yankee Stadium during the Yankees' homestand from June 17-26, 2019. Events at Yankee Stadium will include representatives from the LGBTQ community, New York City Department of Education, New York City government and Stonewall Inn.

"This tremendous show of support by the New York Yankees is going to have an incredible impact for students who have given so much to their schools and communities," said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. "I look forward to meeting these exceptional students in June." 

During 2019, the Yankees will hold other LGBTQ community-themed commemorations, the details of which will be announced during the 2019 season. 

"The Stonewall Inn here in New York City is the home of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, and it is heartwarming to see the New York Yankees support the next generation of LGBTQ civil rights leaders," said Speaker Corey Johnson. "The Yankees-Stonewall Initiative is a beautiful way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and another demonstration of the Yankees' commitment to the LGBTQ community. No matter which team you root for, you have to cheer for this move by the New York Yankees."

Each summer, New York City hosts NYC Pride, which includes its famed Pride March. In 2019, New York will simultaneously be the home of WorldPride 2019, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This sixth edition of WorldPride will be the first held in the United States and the second held in North America. The event, also branded "Stonewall50," is headlined by the theme "Millions of Moments of Pride," representing the invaluable and countless experiences every person encounters during annual celebrations and commemorations around the world.

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Yankees roster move - 9/19/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 10-day disabled list.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 10-day disabled list.

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Start time of today's Yankees-Red sox game moved to 7:05 p.m. tonight due to current forecast of inclement weather throughout the afternoon

The New York Yankees announced that the start time of today's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been moved to 7:05 p.m. tonight due to the current forecast of inclement weather throughout the afternoon.

All Yankee Stadium Gates will open to fans with valid tickets at 5:30 p.m.

The New York Yankees announced that the start time of today's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been moved to 7:05 p.m. tonight due to the current forecast of inclement weather throughout the afternoon.

All Yankee Stadium Gates will open to fans with valid tickets at 5:30 p.m.

Tonight's game will be broadcast on WPIX (New York market), MLB Network (outside the New York market) and Facebook (outside the New York market).

Fans holding paid tickets for today's game (Sept. 18) may use them tonight or exchange their paid tickets for any regular season game at Yankee Stadium through the end of the 2019 season (subject to availability). Exchanges may be made at Yankee Stadium ticket windows beginning tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 19) at 9:00 a.m., and at all other times the ticket windows are open during the regular season.

For complete information about the Yankees' rainout policy (which will be applied to this game), please visit www.yankees.com/rainout.

With respect to tickets purchased through StubHub, please visit www.StubHub.com or call 866-STUBHUB (866-788-2482) for complete information about StubHub's policies.

Fans holding complimentary (COMP) tickets for today's game must use them for tonight's game. COMP tickets or equivalent tickets bear no cash value and do not have any additional benefits that may be offered to ticket(s) with a dollar value.

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Updates on RF Aaron Judge and LHP Aroldis Chapman

Earlier today at a simulated game at Yankee Stadium, RF Aaron Judge had 11 live at-bats off of RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Chance Adams and minor-league LHP Phillip Diehl. 

Additionally, LHP Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches to Tyler Wade and Kyle Higashioka. 

Earlier today at a simulated game at Yankee Stadium, RF Aaron Judge had 11 live at-bats off of RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Chance Adams and minor-league LHP Phillip Diehl. 

Additionally, LHP Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches to Tyler Wade and Kyle Higashioka. 

Both Judge and Chapman completed their sim-game programs without issues.

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Yankees roster move - 9/14/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated OF Aaron Judge from the 10-day disabled list.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated OF Aaron Judge from the 10-day disabled list.

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Hostos students and staff to sit in Judge's Chambers on Sept. 14

As part of their "Honor Row" initiative, the Yankees will welcome a group of students and staff members from Hostos Community College in the Judge's Chambers for their 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, September 14.

The group of students were among those that joined the CUNY Service Corps this summer to volunteer their time in the continuous rebuilding efforts of Puerto Rico in the wake of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

As part of their "Honor Row" initiative, the Yankees will welcome a group of students and staff members from Hostos Community College in the Judge's Chambers for their 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, September 14.

The group of students were among those that joined the CUNY Service Corps this summer to volunteer their time in the continuous rebuilding efforts of Puerto Rico in the wake of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Over the course of two weeks, these students were a part of the "New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Effort" that enabled them to work with skilled trade professionals in helping to rebuild various communities and neighborhoods on the island.

This recognition is part of the Yankees' annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month that was kicked off in late August. To learn more about related events and initiatives taking place through the end of the regular season, fans can visit the team's official Spanish-language website, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, and click on the special Hispanic Heritage Month section.

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New in 2018, the Yankees' Honor Row is a monthly initiative that honors community-based organizations committed to making a positive difference by hosting them in the Judge's Chambers seating section at Yankee Stadium. Each group of 18 takes in the game from the Judge's Chambers and receives official Judge's Chambers robes and foam gavels.

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Yankees roster move - 9/12/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Chance Adams (#43) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Chance Adams (#43) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees return to Yankee Stadium for final homestand of 2018 regular season

Yankees to host three AL East opponents during nine-game homestand; Boston visits Sept. 18-20

The New York Yankees will return home for their final homestand of the regular season, a nine-game stretch featuring three AL East foes, beginning on Friday. The span of games will feature a three-game series from Fri., Sept. 14-Sun., Sept. 16 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, a three-game series from Tues., Sept. 18-Thurs., Sept. 20 vs. the Boston Red Sox and a three-game series from Fri., Sept. 21-Sun., Sept. 23 vs. the Baltimore Orioles

The Yankees will honor left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia as the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award with a pregame ceremony prior to the team's Friday, Sept. 14 game vs. Toronto. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Yankees will host the Staten Island Little League team that participated in this year's Little League World Series, advancing to the U.S. Finals. Prior to the scheduled 4:05 p.m. Yankees-Blue Jays game, members of the team will take the field with the Yankees for the national anthem.  

The New York Yankees will return home for their final homestand of the regular season, a nine-game stretch featuring three AL East foes, beginning on Friday. The span of games will feature a three-game series from Fri., Sept. 14-Sun., Sept. 16 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, a three-game series from Tues., Sept. 18-Thurs., Sept. 20 vs. the Boston Red Sox and a three-game series from Fri., Sept. 21-Sun., Sept. 23 vs. the Baltimore Orioles

The Yankees will honor left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia as the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award with a pregame ceremony prior to the team's Friday, Sept. 14 game vs. Toronto. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Yankees will host the Staten Island Little League team that participated in this year's Little League World Series, advancing to the U.S. Finals. Prior to the scheduled 4:05 p.m. Yankees-Blue Jays game, members of the team will take the field with the Yankees for the national anthem.  

Prior to the Tues., Sept. 18 game vs. Boston, the Yankees will celebrate the United States Air Force's 71st birthday. Members of the USAF will be on hand to present the colors and take part in the national anthem. On Wed., Sept. 19, Haley Swindal -- currently starring as Heather in Sistas the Musical at St. Luke's Theatre in Manhattan -- will perform the national anthem prior to the game vs. Boston.

In an effort to provide fans with increased opportunities to watch the Yankees take batting practice, Gates 6 and 8 will open at 4:00 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 14 and Fri., Sept. 21. Guests entering the park at that time will be able to view batting practice from the Bleachers and 100 Level outfield sections of the Stadium.

Additionally, guests should note that both Sat., Sept. 14 and Sat., Sept. 22 games feature a 4:05 p.m. scheduled start time, with all Stadium gates set to open at 2:00 p.m. 

The homestand will feature the following promotions:

•    Saturday, September 15 vs. Toronto: Yankees T-shirt Day, presented by Goldenberg's Peanut Chews to the first 10,000 guests in attendance.
•    Sunday, September 16 vs. Toronto: Yankees T-shirt Day, presented by Sato to the first 18,000 guests in attendance.
•    Friday, September 21 vs. Baltimore: Yankees Knit Cap Night, presented by WFAN to the first 18,000 guests in attendance.
•    Saturday, September 22 vs. Baltimore: Yankees Gel Pack Day, presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to the first 18,000 guests in attendance.
•    Sunday, September 23 vs. Baltimore: 2019 Schedule Mousepad Day and Fan Appreciation Voucher Day, both given to all guests in attendance. Vouchers will be valid for two (2) tickets to a select Yankees 2019 regular-season home game.

Ticket specials will run on Sat., Sept. 15 (Youth Game); Sun., Sept. 16 (Youth Game); Sat., Sept. 22 (Youth Game) and Sun., Sept. 23 (Youth Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com and www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Yankees roster move - 9/7/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list.

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Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees named American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending September 2. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Torres batted .478 (11-for-23) with three runs scored, three home runs, 10 RBI, five walks and a stolen base across seven games played to earn his second AL Player of the Week Award this season (also May 27th), and the second of his career. Among qualified AL leaders, Gleyber finished the week first in batting average; tied for first in RBI; second in hits and on-base percentage (.571); tied for fourth in home runs, walks and total bases (20); and eighth in slugging percentage. This is the third weekly honor of the 2018 campaign for the Yankees, following Gleyber's double-play partner Didi Gregorius (April 29th) and his previous award (May 29th).

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending September 2. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Torres batted .478 (11-for-23) with three runs scored, three home runs, 10 RBI, five walks and a stolen base across seven games played to earn his second AL Player of the Week Award this season (also May 27th), and the second of his career. Among qualified AL leaders, Gleyber finished the week first in batting average; tied for first in RBI; second in hits and on-base percentage (.571); tied for fourth in home runs, walks and total bases (20); and eighth in slugging percentage. This is the third weekly honor of the 2018 campaign for the Yankees, following Gleyber's double-play partner Didi Gregorius (April 29th) and his previous award (May 29th).

Torres, who was traded in July 2016 in the deal that sent All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, enters play today in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak dating back to August 27th. On Saturday against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium, the Venezuelan native clubbed his 22nd home run of the season. Torres reached the 22-homer mark in his 98th career game at the age of 21 years, 262 days. Gleyber became the eighth player in Major League history to reach the milestone in as few games, joining fellow rookie sensation Ronald Acuña Jr., Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, Tony Conigliaro, Bob Horner, Albert Pujols, Carlos Correa and his teammate Giancarlo Stanton. Following yesterday's contest against the Tigers, the 21-year-old has collected two RBI in each of the previous four games, tied for the longest multi-RBI streak by a Yankee this season, matching backstop Austin Romine (May 20th-26th) and Gregorius (April 22nd-25th). The streak is tied for the seventh-longest in franchise history. Entering play today, the AL Rookie of the Year candidate is slashing .282/.351/.511 with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, 22 home runs and 66 RBI across 99 games played. Torres is on pace to become the first player since All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels to bat .280-or-better with 22 home runs and 60 RBI in a season younger than 22 years old.

All-Star infielder Alex Bregman (.444, 6 R, 3 2B, 3 HR) of the Houston Astros also posted a deserving week. The 24-year-old slugger registered an 11-game hitting streak from August 19th-30th, leading the surging Astros to an 8-3 record. During his hot stretch at the plate, Bregman slashed .455/.520/.705 with 20 hits, five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI and five walks, while only striking out once. The LSU product finished his strong week at the plate by clubbing homers in back-to-back games over the weekend. Other noteworthy performances last week included first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini (.375, 7 R, 5 XBH, 9 RBI) of the Baltimore Orioles; outfielder Stephen Piscotty (5 R, 8 H, 3 HR, 10 RBI) and relief pitcher Blake Treinen (3 G, 3 SV, 0.00 ERA, 0 H) of the Oakland Athletics; All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts (.429, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI) of the Boston Red Sox; and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 3.21 ERA, 14.0 IP, 20 SO) of the Cleveland Indians.

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Gleyber Torres will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

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Yankees Transactions - 9/3/18

Prior to today's game, the Yankees outrighted OF Shane Robinson and LHP Ryan Bollinger to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to today's game, the Yankees outrighted OF Shane Robinson and LHP Ryan Bollinger to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees roster move - 9/2/18

Prior to today's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (#38) from Double-A Trenton.

Prior to today's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (#38) from Double-A Trenton.

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Yankees transactions - 9/1

Prior to today's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
• Reinstated C Gary Sánchez from the 10-day disabled list.
• Added OF Andrew McCutchen (#26) and SS Adeiny Hechavarria (#TBD) to the active roster.
• Recalled RHP Luis Cessa (#85) and INF Tyler Wade (#12) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
• Signed LHP Stephen Tarpley (#71) to a Major League contract and selected him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to today's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
• Reinstated C Gary Sánchez from the 10-day disabled list.
• Added OF Andrew McCutchen (#26) and SS Adeiny Hechavarria (#TBD) to the active roster.
• Recalled RHP Luis Cessa (#85) and INF Tyler Wade (#12) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
• Signed LHP Stephen Tarpley (#71) to a Major League contract and selected him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees acquire SS Adeiny Hechavarria from Pittsburgh

The Yankees acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Hechavarria, 29, is batting .254 (66-for-260) with 31R, 11 doubles, 4HR and 29RBI in 76 combined games with Tampa Bay (61G) and Pittsburgh (15G) this season.

Over a seven-year Major League career with Toronto (2012), Miami (2013-2017), Tampa Bay (2017-18) and Pittsburgh (2018), he owns a .255 (707-for-2,773) batting average with 267R, 101 doubles, 35 triples, 26HR and 236RBI in 793G. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Toronto in 2010, he has played in 766 Major League games at shortstop, 18G at third base and 8G at second base.

The Yankees acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Hechavarria, 29, is batting .254 (66-for-260) with 31R, 11 doubles, 4HR and 29RBI in 76 combined games with Tampa Bay (61G) and Pittsburgh (15G) this season.

Over a seven-year Major League career with Toronto (2012), Miami (2013-2017), Tampa Bay (2017-18) and Pittsburgh (2018), he owns a .255 (707-for-2,773) batting average with 267R, 101 doubles, 35 triples, 26HR and 236RBI in 793G. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Toronto in 2010, he has played in 766 Major League games at shortstop, 18G at third base and 8G at second base.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated LHP Ryan Bollinger for assignment.

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Yankees acquire of Andrew McCutchen from San Francisco

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired OF Andrew McCutchen along with cash considerations from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for INF Abiatal Avelino and RHP Juan De Paula.

McCutchen, 31, hit .255/.357/.415 (123-for-482) with 65R, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 15HR, 55RBI, 73BB and 13SB in 130 games in his first season with the Giants. His 73 walks are tied for seventh-most in the National League. He played 128 games (127 starts) in right field, committing just 2E in 255TC (.992).

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired OF Andrew McCutchen along with cash considerations from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for INF Abiatal Avelino and RHP Juan De Paula.

McCutchen, 31, hit .255/.357/.415 (123-for-482) with 65R, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 15HR, 55RBI, 73BB and 13SB in 130 games in his first season with the Giants. His 73 walks are tied for seventh-most in the National League. He played 128 games (127 starts) in right field, committing just 2E in 255TC (.992).

The Fort Meade, Fla., native played his first nine Major League seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2009-17), making five NL All-Star Teams (2011-15) and winning the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Award and 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. He was traded by Pittsburgh with cash considerations to the Giants in exchange for RHP Kyle Crick, OF Bryan Reynolds and international bonus pool money on January 15, 2018. He is under contract through the 2018 season.

In 1,476 games over 10 Major League seasons (2009-18), the right-handed hitter is batting .288/.377/.481 (1,586-for-5,515) with 879R, 320 doubles, 46 triples, 218HR, 780RBI, 758BB and 184SB. Since 2009, he ranks second among Major League hitters in runs scored and times on base (2,412), and fifth in hits and walks.

McCutchen was originally selected by the Pirates in the first round (11th overall) in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

Avelino, 23, combined with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton to hit .287 (133-for-464) with 65R, 13 doubles, 8 triples, 15HR and 66RBI in 123 games this season. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on December 26, 2011.

De Paula, 20, went 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA (47.1IP, 9ER) and 46K in 10 games (nine starts) with short-season Single-A Staten Island this season. He was acquired by the Yankees with RHP Jio Orozco from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Ben Gamel on August 31, 2016.

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