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all. zoom out and england one at all. zoom out and england were well on top, more than 200 head because of every kiwi run had to be grafted, crafted. tom blundell was beginning a long, hard shift, mindful that there were english traps everywhere. the dangerous devon conway fell into that one, all part of ben stokes�* plan. a strategy that's transformed the experience of watching england, whatever the scene, whatever the score, they will attack. ollie robinson put them on the brink of a decent first innings lead, but still batting, still working, tom blundell. that steered him past 100, working, tom blundell. that steered him past100, hard work working, tom blundell. that steered him past 100, hard work rewarded. and now some freedom to have fun. by the time he was out on 138, new zealand were only 19 runs behind. game on, lights on. traditionally a time to bat with caution. not england. this is a team that doesn't overthink, mostly. new zealand searched for clues. then suddenly,
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one down. three letters, out, ben duckett was followed by zak crawley. stuart broad's job was to survive. instead second ball he offered a catch to someone, anyone. no one. the evening under the lights ended with glares and a test match that's fascinatingly poised. patrick gearey, bbc news. we heard about storm otto earlier. let's look at the weather with louise lear. it did look lovely in aberdeen despite storm otto and that's because the storm has passed, i am pleased to say. but we had ferocious wind whipping up the sea this morning and gusts of wind widely across eastern scotland in excess of 80 miles an hour. notjust scotland, in the north of england and west yorkshire we had 75 mile an hour gusts as well. but storm otto is now pushing off to scandinavia. the isobars are opening up and the winds are fading but these weather fronts are fading but these weather fronts are producing cloud. it's a blustery afternoon. but there will be sunny spells as well as you can see in
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edinburgh it's a glorious afternoon. it's windy but also worth stressing there is a lot of sunshine as well. a few isolated scattered showers across the north—west of the great glen and they will tend to fade so scotland and northern england, dry with some sunshine. the week weather front producing some cloud and may be a bit of drizzle into south wales and south—west england by the afternoon. gradually the wind is easing but a blustery afternoon particularly on exposed coasts. top temperatures, mild across the south, 14 temperatures, mild across the south, 1a or 15. getting colder as we head through the afternoon. colder air pushing into scotland. more rain on the way moving through northern ireland, starting off as rain in scotland, could be snow on the mountains. maybe at lower levels for a time as well. that will ease eastwards and a blanket of cloud and rain across central and southern parts of england keeping things incredibly mild through the night. these temperatures are higher than the daytime maximums should be at this time of year. we have a
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horseshoe of weather fronts to start off the weekend unfortunately. saturday will be a bit of a messy picture, cloudy and drizzly weather frontal system is in southern scotland and northern ingrid and the same along the south coast. either side of the fronts, sunny spells coming through. a blustery afternoon, mild once again. looking up afternoon, mild once again. looking up highs of 7—15. we should be getting temperatures across southern england of seven or eight through the middle of february. a brief ridge of high pressure building on sunday, quietening things down for most. another weather front bringing outbreaks of rain into the far north and strengthening wind once again. lots of sunshine to look out for on sunday and with that mild feel, i'll take it, and afternoon for me in the garden. and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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good afternoon. it's 1.33pm and here's your latest sports news. new zealand dug deep on the second day of the opening test against england, but ben stokes�* side did eventually find a way through. they lead by nearly 100 runs heading into day three. the lead could have been bigger but for the batting of tom blundell. england's bowlers had no answers to his batting brilliance, as he powered past the century mark. he went on to hit 138 before james anderson finally removed him, ending the kiwi's innings in the process. england led by 19 runs, but suffered the losses of openers ben duckett and then zac crawley before the close of play. nighthawk stuart broad rode his luck at times, but did his duty to close out the day without further losses. let's take a look at the scorecard. new zealand were indebted to devon conway and in particular tom blundell, with only three others making double figures
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during their first innings. ollie robinson taking four wickets. ollie pope and stuart broad will be at the crease when play begins on day three, with england on 79—2. that's a lead of 98 runs. i think it was pretty even in the end. the ball nipped around a little bit first session and then i think with these pink balls they can go flat and not very responsive off the wicket, so the second session was hard to really break that partnership. tom obviously played really well and got them back in the game. it's a pivotal day for manchester united. following their 2—2 draw with barcelona in spain last night, attention now turns to what's happening off the pitch. prospective new owners are required to submit their proposals by today. in november, current owners the glazer family said they are considering selling the club. bids are expected from groups in qatar, the usa, saudi arabia and the uk — that one led by one of britain's wealthiest men, sirjim ratcliffe.
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he's understood to have employed banking giantsjp morgan and goldman sachs to help him. the fans want somebody to do what we have seen at chelsea under the reign of roman abramovich, which was for 19 years. he essentially wrote out a cheque for £900,000 a week for 19 years. we had similar at manchester city, but as recently as 2021 those two clubs took part in the champions league final and they were the biggest lossmakers financially in the history of the premier league, but they delivered trophies. football is a talent industry. the talent follows the money and in order to have the money you need rich owners. the football association have announced they will trial the use of referee bodycams in what is a world—first for the sport. the trial begins at grassroots level in middlesbrough this weekend and is being introduced as a measure
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to try and reduce abuse aimed at officials. bodycams have been used in rugby union for over a decade and the decision to trial them in football follows a bbc survey earlier this week which reveals almost 98% of those who responded say they've experienced verbal abuse from spectators, players, coaches oi’ managers. rory mcilroy has made a decent start in his bid to return to the top of golf�*s world rankings — that's the prize should he win the genesis invitational in california this weekend. he's three shots off the lead after his first round 67. this chipped put from distance on the 14th gave him one of his four birdies. american duo max homa and keith mitchell share the lead on seven—under. i played ok. i hit it fine. i missed a couple of good chances on the front nine.
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the nice thing about riv is it gives you a chance to manage a game, there is not a tonne of hazards to hit it into apart from obviously the bunkers. ifelt like i managed my game well today. i didn't feel comfortable at all off the tee, but i hit it in the right spots when i needed to and birdied the holes that you should. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's the governor of ohio has asked the white house for federal support and on—the—ground assistance after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed there earlier this month. residents in the town of east palestine have reported headaches and nausea in the wake of the derailment, which is also thought to have caused the deaths of thousands of fish. clean—up operations are continuing in the town. our north america correspondent
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nomia iqbal reports. the toxic smoke from the rail crash hangs over this town like a dark cloud. the train was leaving east palestine on febuary 3rd when it came off the tracks, carrying hazardous material. the smell of sulphur still lingers in the air, people say they have been suffering from headaches, they feel ill, their pets are ill, and dead fish have appeared in some of the creeks. for ben, even the sound of trains is now unnerving. he says the noise is getting louder. this morning, waking up before my alarm because there is a train going off with these umpteen horns, and ifeel they are stating they are here, they are not going anywhere, and they are bigger and more powerful than the town and the entities that are put in place to regulate them. like many of the town's nearly 5,000 residents, he is worried about drinking the water.
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officials say it is safe. he isn't taking any chances, though, especially as he has kids. for the town, it's going to be like a 9/11 moment, it's going to be like a pearl harbor moment where people remember where they were when it happened. the memories are going to be ingrained early on and how they felt early on, that sense of unease and chaos. i feel like there's going to be a before and after from when that happened to living post that situation. the clear—up continues. the rocks have discoloured from where the toxic chemicals spilled. as you can see, a train is once again going through the town. once the evacuation was over, the track opened again, and this is what has upset residents so much — the fact that it has not even been that long since this disaster happened and yet the trains are still going through, carrying substances
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which they say they don't know what they are, and it is really concerning them. people had a chance to ask questions at a town hall meeting but norfolk southern which owns the train didn't show up, saying it was worried about security, leaving residents feeling insulted. they feel that they can take advantage of us because we are a smaller town but what rolls through on those tracks is of more value than the lives of the residents in this community. norfolk southern has set aside more than $1 million to help people but residents say it doesn't even begin to address the long—term concerns they have about the environment and their health. nomia iqbal, bbc news, east palestine, ohio. tesla is recalling more than 350,000 of its us vehicles due to safety concerns. the national highway traffic safety administration said the company's full self—driving software may cause a crash. tesla said it's not aware of any
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injuries or deaths related to the recall issue. this self—driving technology for tesla is a big part of its business plan. it's what tesla and elon musk has been pushing and they believe it is the absolute future. elon musk has also said this self—driving technology is better, and in many cases, safer than just regular drivers. this self—driving technology for tesla is a big part but what tests have shown is there has been incidents in which some of these technologies have caused accidents. while in this particular software update instance, they are saying that, look, what we are doing is to try and get this update to happen because there could be some issues when going through traffic circles, going through intersections, they are constantly updating this kind of software and this kind of information.
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but because it is so crucial to tesla's overall business plan, there was a lot of safety concerns regarding it. let's take a look now at what's making the news across the uk. we've been covering the impact of storm otto throughout the day and we're going to head to yorkshire now, as winds of more than 70mph hit the region overnight. it's caused major delays to rail services, flights have been diverted and thousands of homes are without power. a man has also been left in a serious condition following the collapse of a tree in sheffield. david rhodes has
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the latest from there. the power of storm alto was evident in sheffield this morning. south yorkshire police said a man in his 50s was taken to hospital in a serious condition. storm alto is the first named storm of 2023. in german, it means the bringer of wealth, but today the storm brought disruption for consumers across the region. it disruption for consumers across the re . ion. , , , ., disruption for consumers across the reuion. , , , , region. it is bringing some debris onto the track. _ region. it is bringing some debris onto the track. it _ region. it is bringing some debris onto the track. it is _ region. it is bringing some debris onto the track. it is not _ onto the track. it is not significant debris, things like plastic sheets, tarpaulin. we have had a trampoline on the line. we have reduced the speed of the train just while these whence are high. with winds in excess of 70 miles an hour at times, some flights were stranded at leeds bradford this morning. the country's highest airport. a spokesperson for the airport. a spokesperson for the airport telling look north that the
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airport telling look north that the airport does remain open, however passengers are asked to check with their airlines and at the airport website to see f their flight is being affected by storm alto. in some places are landscapes and gardens had a different look this morning. in leeds, gartner counted fallen trees. morning. in leeds, gartner counted fallen trees-— fallen trees. knowing that the trees was vulnerable, _ fallen trees. knowing that the trees was vulnerable, i _ fallen trees. knowing that the trees was vulnerable, i was _ fallen trees. knowing that the trees was vulnerable, i was concerned . fallen trees. knowing that the trees| was vulnerable, i was concerned the last year, so we are amazed no one was hurt. , ., h, , was hurt. elsewhere, trampolines oints to was hurt. elsewhere, trampolines points to places — was hurt. elsewhere, trampolines points to places they _ was hurt. elsewhere, trampolines points to places they wouldn't - points to places they wouldn't normally be. in south yorkshire power lines were brought on by the wind. we power lines were brought on by the wind. ~ ., ., ., wind. we have to get northern power to come and — wind. we have to get northern power to come and have _ wind. we have to get northern power to come and have a _ wind. we have to get northern power to come and have a look _ wind. we have to get northern power to come and have a look at _ wind. we have to get northern power to come and have a look at it - wind. we have to get northern power to come and have a look at it before | to come and have a look at it before we can clear up the tree. sadly today the golf course has been closed. , ., ., . closed. the winds are now receding, but this simply _ closed. the winds are now receding, but this simply means _ closed. the winds are now receding, but this simply means the _ closed. the winds are now receding, but this simply means the clean-upl but this simply means the clean—up operation cannot begin. —— can now begin. all candidates
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for future senedd elections will have to live in wales — under welsh government plans. ministers also intend to stop members from leaving a political party to join another. it's all part of a reform package for the welsh parliament, although they've received criticism from the welsh conservatives. wales today's political correspondent cemlyn davies has more. the late mohammed askar defecting from clyde camry to the conservatives in 2009. he was the first politician to cross the floor in cardiff bay. he would not be the last. after seven ukip members elected in 2016 only one, neil hamilton, was still a party member at the time of the next election. these proposals would prevent members leaving one party for another. they can only become independent. it another. they can only become independent.— independent. it relates to the exneriences _ independent. it relates to the experiences we _ independent. it relates to the experiences we have - independent. it relates to the experiences we have seen - independent. it relates to the experiences we have seen in l independent. it relates to the - experiences we have seen in previous senedd. so many ukip membersjoining multiple parties, making governing arrangements difficult and in some
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of those cases they were elected as a regionalist member. your questions being asked about the legitimacy of those people. being asked about the legitimacy of those maple-— those people. these proposals will be art of those people. these proposals will be part of a — those people. these proposals will be part of a wider— those people. these proposals will be part of a wider package - those people. these proposals will be part of a wider package of - those people. these proposals will l be part of a wider package of senedd reforms that would see the number of members here increase from 60 up to 96. another new rule could be that anyone seeking election would have to live in wales. neil hamilton represented the region of mid and west wales for five years, but he lived over the border in wiltshire. senedd reforms part of the cooperation agreement between labour and clyde camry and a spokesperson said its leader, adam price, is working closely with the first minister on developing the plans, but the leader of the welsh conservatives in that senedd rejects the proposals. conservatives in that senedd re'ects the proposalsfi conservatives in that senedd re'ects the preposttefi the proposals. labour and applied are stitching _ the proposals. labour and applied are stitching this _ the proposals. labour and applied are stitching this up _ the proposals. labour and applied are stitching this up and _ the proposals. labour and applied are stitching this up and wanting l the proposals. labour and applied l are stitching this up and wanting to spend £100 million overfive years increasing the number of politicians
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increasing the number of politicians in cardiff bay. i don't think that the people of wales want to see that. but until we see the legislation it is difficult to comment on stuff.- legislation it is difficult to comment on stuff. the welsh government _ comment on stuff. the welsh government said _ comment on stuff. the welsh government said it _ comment on stuff. the welsh government said it would - comment on stuff. the welsh - government said it would provide an update on reform before easter as it aims to ensure the changes come into force ahead of the next election in 2026. force ahead of the next election in 2026. next week it will be exactly a year since russian forces invaded ukraine. in the early days of the war many here rallied round to support those caught up in the conflict by collecting and sending aid and, in some cases, opening their homes to refugees. that aid effort hasn't dimmed in swindon as will glennon has been finding out. at the main depot of the swindon humanitarian aid partnership they're getting ready to take another load to ukraine. the russian bombings have left ukrainians facing daily power cuts. that's why here they're
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also making candles. donations of old half—burned ones are melted down and made into big during the day or night they don't have even any power. so we are here is our part of family here. we prepare candles for them to heat them and send to ukraine to give them our warmth that they need to feeling that we are together. they're also making heat or trench candles which burn for hours and are used for cooking. it's unbelievable that in a 21st century people live with candles. they are reading, they learning, they studying, they cooking. in ukraine, with the constant attacks, people there are finding it tough. we were without electricity one day or two days. some of my friends and colleagues were without electricity during three days.
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in swindon, they feel like they are at least doing something. the aid shipments and the candle—making will continue as long as they're needed. lou macari played for two of the giants of british football — celtic and manchester united. he played more than 20 times for scotland and won at wembley as a player and a manager. but now he's swapped football to run a homeless shelter to help people in need. mike bushell has been to meet him as he prepares for a charity sleep—out. in the heart of the potteries, the warehouse and glamping pods set up by a football legend who's tackling the problem
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of homelessness. from the glory of scoring the winner in a scottish cup final... and has it gone in? macari... ..and the goal that clinched the fa cup at wembley... he seemed to have got the ball away, but he hadn't, and macari... now giving hope to those in desperate need... hiya. all right? yeah, you all right? ok, let mejust come infora minute. how's everything? good, it's good. 0k? we're doing good. settling down? we are. it's like a little home. good. ..like19—year—olds chloe and leighton, who had been sleeping rough until lou macari answered their call. we were homeless, we were sleeping on the street, - and it wasjust horrible. it was horrible. i've got a son and i've got to think of him because i got told - if i didn't get an accommodation, my son was going to get - put up for adoption. so my last hope was this place.
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it's been amazing — like you see, we've got our own stuff. - nice and warm, i can vouch for that! lovely and warm. we've got our own privacy, nice tv. we get along withl the people in here. it's just... it's a good place. it's a good place, isn't it? my little boy, i can't. wait to have him back, he's going to be the life and joy of my world _ like, that little boy- is going to change our lives. going to run us ragged, but... laughter. you know what? i wouldn't change him in any way. all the best. take care. you too. well, lou, obviously, i remember you as a football legend — winning those cup finals — but how did you go from that to changing people's lives here? don't know! they laugh. ijust suddenly decided that i'd been very fortunate in football — cos you've got to be a little bit lucky, as well. i'd been at celtic, i'd been at manchester united — two of the biggest clubs in the world — and i thought now�*s time maybe to give something back to people who haven't experienced a life like i have. and the other thing was, i got 48 televisions given to me by the league managers association and i realised that they don't...
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when they're out there in the streets, they haven't got televisions! so i immediately put the televisions in the pod. they were starting to talk about things that were happening in the world. you know, we can see the scale of the place now. amazing. it helped turn around raf�*s life — a former guest at the centre who's now moved on into rented accommodation, and is able to see his three children again. raf didn't want us to film him close up. and this place took me in its arms and gave me that comfort and that love and that care. because i was desperate in life at that point. it made me independent. lou macari himself... he's god's gift to us. what makes raf�*s story possible is fundraising for the macari centre and other charities. over the last seven years, more than 700 people have taken part in the annual charity sleep—out at stoke city's ground, which has raised £150,000 — and counting. from its humble beginnings in 2016, the lou macari foundation has now
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helped hundreds of people who found themselves homeless get their lives back on track. and it's notjust about providing warm accommodation, like nowadays in these pods — it's about giving them their respect, their self—esteem back. for example, they get called guests here. they've got little numbers by each of the pods. they say that's so important. and also, given lou macari's background, there's also a football—related theme here, too. we bought another place, and if you behave yourself in here and you want to progress, we'll move them into the next place we've got. like promotion! and if they're in the new place and they kick off and it causes problems, they'll be relegated back here. so it's simple — promotion and relegation — and i think... i just think it might work. yeah. i'm hoping it works. because the one thing that i'm disappointed in during the six years is the number of people that have moved on. i haven't been happy with the numbers.
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lou is hoping the former pub and hotel he's now taken over — with 28 rooms providing upgraded accommodation — will help more of those on the road to recovery take the final steps, but says the odds are often stacked against him. because it is so difficult when you've got drugs as your opponent — i'm going back to the football now, the drugs are my opponent — i can't get the better of them. you'll be rebuilding — come back from this, thanks to this place. just like in lou's coaching days, it is all about people management — albeit now with far more at stake for the likes of andy. mike, he knows what he wants. he's not going to give up the heroin to try and achieve that. 0h, iwill. 0h, iwill, because it's all up in my head, yeah? i've got to go, yeah? i know... iknow him. i know, if lou gave me a chance down there... yeah? i know i could prove him wrong. 50 years after lou macari left celtic for manchester united, he has very different goals today — but his work is, again, the stuff of legends.
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an 85—year—old woman with a passion for adventure has completed the world's fastest zipline. sally webster reached speeds of 100mph. she took to the skies over the welsh county of gwynedd. she flew down the zipline — which is 1.5km long and 500 feet high — with her daughterjuliet, who's a yoga teacher. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise. hello there. it certainly was a stormy start to our friday morning in the northern half of the country. we recorded ferocious gusts of winds at times, whipping up the seas first thing this morning. widely those gusts in excess of 70mph, but some of the strongest gusts that we saw?
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well, across parts of aberdeenshire we had 80mph and we had 75mph gusts of winds recorded in yorkshire as well, all courtesy of storm otto, which is pushing off to scandinavia and still likely to cause some disruption, but the winds will gradually ease down. a trailing weather front sinking its way south across england and wales this afternoon, could bring some light, drizzly rain, but there will be some sunny spells across northern england and across eastern scotland, as well. a brisk wind will still drive in plenty of showers across the far north of scotland but, all in all, here it will be a reasonable day. clouding over with rain, eventually pushing into northern ireland by the end of the afternoon. blustery winds, but certainly lighter than first thing in the morning. it will be a cooler day in scotland — seven to nine degrees. top temperatures of 1a celsius, so mild across central and southern england and wales. through the night, rain will push through northern ireland into scotland. it will fall as snow across the mountains, as well. our weather front continues
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to push its way steadily eastwards. a blanket of cloud across central and southern england. light drizzle continues. an incredibly mild night — double figures here. cooler in the far north of scotland — low single figures. so we're going to start off the weekend on a rather messy note with these weather fronts still producing some outbreaks of light rain. a blustery story still once again. rain through southern scotland, northern england to begin with. light, drizzly rain across southern scotland. eventually, into the afternoon, there will be some sunshine, particularly sandwiched either side of these fronts and some sunny spells into the far north of scotland too. seven or eight degrees as a high here. but 15 celsius at this time of year across southern england, we should be seeing temperatures more like seven or eight degrees, so very, very mild. a brief ridge of high pressure builds for sunday for many. there is a weather front toppling in across the high. that will bring outbreaks
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of rain into scotland, but for the rest of the country, dry settled with some sunny spells coming through and, again, it's still pretty mild, so not a bad weekend in store. that's it. enjoy.
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this is bbc news, i'm luxmy gopal. the headlines at 2pm... a man who spied for russia while working as a security guard at the british embassy in berlin is sentenced to 13 years in prison. i am sure that you committed these crimes intending to assist russia, a state which at that time, as now, was regarded as unfriendly to the united kingdom. the prime minister is meeting northern ireland's main political parties to discuss post—brexit trading, amid speculation that a deal could be reached with the eu. we've not yet seen the final text of the agreement, - clearly there will be further discussions, between - the uk government and the
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european union, but i think it is safe to say—


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