Long Island man fires shotgun at dad, officers in front of home: cops

A shotgun-wielding Suffolk County man took potshots at his dad and cops from inside his home while the officers and his pops talked in the driveway, police said Thursday.

The gunfire erupted on just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday when officers arrived at Manor Lane house in Jamesport for a domestic incident, according to Suffolk County Police.

As officers talked with the 60-year-old father, William J. Klatt, in the driveway, the 32-year-old son, William G. Klatt, pulled off a window screen and start shooting at the group, police said.

The son continued firing while walking out of the house — as cops returned fire, striking the young Klatt once, police said.

Klatt was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for non-life-threatening injures, according to police. Charges are pending against him, police said.

Three officers, as well as the elder Klatt, were treated for minor injuries from the potentially deadly encounter, cops said.

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Man Utd fans in meltdown as Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes FINALLY train together… and demand season is restarted now – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED fans went wild after images showed Paul Pogba finally training alongside Bruno Fernandes.

The two midfielders joined forces at Carrington this week as the club continued to train in small groups.

Fernandes has been a huge hit for the Red Devils since he made the £48million move from Sporting Lisbon.

The Portuguese playmaker racked up three goals and four assists before the Premier League was suspended.

But fans have not had the chance to see him pair up with Pogba in the middle due to the Frenchman's injuries.

However, the latest training snaps from Carrington have given the supporters something to get excited about.

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Family of black man George Floyd says firing of four cops is a start

Family of black man George Floyd call for cops to be charged with murder after four were fired over video of white officer kneeling on his neck during arrest – as attorney says it’s worse than Eric Garner

  • George Floyd’s family have told how they watched the footage on TV before realizing it was their ‘baby cousin’
  • Ben Crump, the family attorney, has demanded officers face murder charges over the killing of Floyd
  • Crump said it was ‘worse than Eric Garner’ – the black man who died after being held in a police chokehold
  • A video emerged Monday showing white cop Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck during his arrest 
  • Floyd was heard repeatedly telling cops he was in pain and could not breathe before losing consciousness 
  • Minneapolis Police Department confirmed the man later died in the hospital and four officers have been fired
  • FBI and state authorities are now investigating the man’s death 

The heartbroken family of black man George Floyd have called for cops to be charged with murder after four were fired over the video of a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest.

Two of George Floyd’s cousins said the firing of the officers was just ‘a start’ after watching footage of the shocking incident and the cops ‘murdered our cousin’. 

The family’s lawyer has called for white cop Derek Chauvin to be charged with murder and the other three officers involved charged as murder accomplices as he revealed Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a staggering eight minutes and blasted the case as ‘worse than Eric Garner’.  

Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop and telling him he could not breathe before he lost consciousness and later died after officers arrested him for allegedly trying to use forged documents at a local deli. 

Four members of the Minneapolis Police Department who were involved in Monday’s incident have now been fired, and the FBI and state law enforcement authorities have launched an investigation into the man’s death.  

The heartbroken family of black man George Floyd (pictured) who died in police custody after a white cop was filmed pinning him to the ground by his neck have said the firing of four police officers involved is only ‘a start’ to getting justice

Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop and telling him he could not breathe before he lost consciousness and later died

Floyd’s devastated family have now broken their silence over his death in an interview with TMX.news, where they told how they watched the horrific footage on TV before realizing it was their ‘baby cousin’.  

‘I actually saw it before knowing it was my cousin – I saw it on Gayle King,’ said Shareeduh Tate.

‘And I remember thinking how devastating this would be for the family who have lost their family member like this… then about five minutes after that I got a phone call saying that it was my cousin.’ 

She thanked the bystanders who were heard in the footage urging the police to stop what they were doing and warning them that they were killing Floyd.

‘I can’t thank them enough. We always see these kinds of things take place and we always wonder what we would do in that position and we’re so grateful… and even more so grateful for the person who was there with a camera to capture it as so many times there is not a witness around and it’s questionable as to what has happened,’ Tate said.

Floyd’s other cousin Tera Brown called the footage ‘unbelievable’.

‘It’s unbelievable to see someone suffering in the way that he did,’ she said. ‘And to have so many people around asking for them to basically allow him to live.’

His devastated family have now broken their silence over his death in an interview with TMX.news, where his cousins Tera Brown (left) and Shareeduh Tate (right) told how they watched the video not realizing it was their ‘baby cousin’

Tate said the firing of the four police officers was ‘a start’ but is ‘definitely not enough’ as she blasted the authorities for ‘murdering’ the father-of-one.

‘They murdered our cousin,’ she said.

Brown described him as ‘the cousin that everybody loved’ who was ‘always happy’ and a ‘jokester’. 

‘He was everybody’s favorite everything – he was the favorite friend, the favorite cousin,’ she added.  

She said news of his death has been especially hard on Floyd’s daughter who she said is ‘not doing well’. 

Ben Crump, the attorney for the victim’s family has demanded officers face murder charges over the killing and said this is ‘worse than Eric Garner’ because the officers held Floyd down by the neck for a staggering eight minutes. 

Ben Crump, the attorney for the victim’s family has demanded officers face prosecution over the killing and saying this is ‘worse than Eric Garner’ because the officers held Floyd down by the neck for a staggering eight minutes

Crump pointed to the similarities in the case with the death of unarmed black man Garner who died in 2014 after he was placed in a chokehold by New York City police and pleaded for his life, saying he could not breathe.     

Parallels have already been drawn between the two cases but Crump described Floyd’s death as even ‘worse’.

‘I mean it was 8 minutes. It is in many ways worse than Eric Garner as they have his knees on his neck and he is begging, pleading for not one minute, not two minutes, not three minutes but eight minutes – begging them to let him breathe so we have “we can’t breathe” again in 2020,’ he said.

‘It just takes you back to Eric Garner and now we have another black man saying to police “I can’t breathe” and them not offering any humanity.’

Crump said news that the officers had been fired was a ‘good first step’ but said it does not go far enough to getting justice for the dead man. 

‘I think the officer should be charged with murder,’ Crump told TMX.news, about Derek Chauvin, who has been identified as the cop who held Floyd down by the neck. 

‘It was clear that he was begged by public bystanders to take his knee off George’s neck.’ 

Crump also called for the other officers involved to be charged as accomplices to murder.  

‘They were supposed to protect and serve citizens like George. We in black America, we are done dying at the hands of the people that are supposed to protect and serve us,’ he said.    

Disturbing footage captured by a bystander shows the moment a white Minneapolis police officer pins  a black man to the ground with his knees during an arrest on Monday 

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Tuesday that four officers are now ‘former employees’ of the force.

‘We know there are inherent dangers in the profession of policing but the vast majority of the work we do never require the use of force,’ Arradondo said.

The names of the four fired cops have not been released, however two officers seen in the video were identified by Floyd’s family’s lawyer as officers Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao.

The two were filmed in a video taken by a bystander on Monday which showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as a white cop kneeled on his neck for several minutes.  

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey responded to the four officers’ termination on Twitter saying the move was ‘the right call.’  

Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of forgery on Monday night, was heard repeatedly telling officers that he could not breathe as he lay on the ground next to the tire of a squad car. 

The man, unresponsive and handcuffed, is then placed on a stretcher before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died shortly after 

The incident has drawn comparisons to the case of Eric Garner (pictured)  an unarmed New York man who died in 2014 after he was placed in a chokehold by police and pleaded for his life saying he couldn’t breathe

‘Please, please, please, I can’t breathe. Please, man,’ Floyd, who is shirtless, begs the  cop. 

The officer repeatedly tells him ‘Well get up and get in the car then,’ while he continues to pin Floyd to the ground.

Floyd responds ‘I will’ but the cop continues to hold him to the ground by his neck.   

‘My stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts,’ Floyd is heard gasping at one point, before saying he needs water. 

After several minutes, one of the officers tells him to ‘relax.’ 

‘Man, I can’t breathe,’ Floyd responds, before eventually passing out. 

A number of politicians and public figures have since spoken out against the incident on social media, calling for the police officers involved to be held accountable. 

Floyd was identified as the victim on Tuesday by Crump, a prominent civil rights and personal injury attorney who said he had been hired by Floyd’s family.  

Crump is also representing the family of 25-year-old black man Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed by two white men in Georgia earlier this month. 

‘This abusive, excessive and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge,’ Crump said in a statement. 

‘We will seek justice for the family of George Floyd, as we demand answers from the Minnesota Police Department. How many “while black” deaths will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of black lives by police finally ends?’ 

The black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday has been identified as George Floyd on social media. The attorney representing Floyd’s family Benjamin Crump tweeted this photo of the victim on Tuesday, calling for police officers to be brought to justice

Floyd, seen in a Facebook photo, was arrested on suspicion of forgery, however details of his alleged offense or what he was doing in the lead up to his arrest were not released 

Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family of 25-year-old slain black man Ahmaud Arbery, has been hired to represent Floyd’s family. Crump identified Floyd as the victim on Tuesday, as well as the two officers officers involved in the incident 

When asked by reporters about the use of the knee on the man’s neck, Chief Arradondo said the department has ‘policies in place regarding placing someone under control’ that ‘will be part of the full investigation we’ll do internally.’ 

The Minneapolis Police Department released a statement earlier this morning confirming Floyd died in hospital after officers had responded to a ‘forgery in progress.’    

They did not release details on Floyd’s alleged offense or what he had been doing in the lead up to his attempted arrest. 

According to CBS Local, he was apprehended outside Cup Foods grocery store around 8pm after he allegedly tried to use forged documents at a deli.

Police found the man, believed to be in his 40s, matching the suspect’s description in his car. 

‘He was ordered to step from his car. After he got out, he physically resisted officers,’ police spokesman John Elder claimed in a statement. 

‘Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress.’

He was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died a short time later, police said.

But in the footage, shared by onlooker Darnella Frazier, the arresting police officer was seen pinning Floyd to the ground for more than six minutes as he pleaded with officers to release him. 

‘Please, please, please, I can´t breathe. Please, man,’ the man is heard telling the officer. 

Despite his pleas and agonizing screams, the officer continued to kneel on the man’s neck for several minutes.  

Multiple witnesses were also heard arguing with the two cops over their excessive use of force. 


Eric Garner, was killed in 2014, after NYPD officers placed him in a lethal chokehold during his arrest

Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17, 2014, after NYPD officers placed him in a fatal chokehold during his arrest. 

Video footage of the incident and Garner’s subsequent death sparked national outcry over police brutality towards the black community. 

Police had suspected Garner of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street in Staten Island. 

The confrontation was caught on amateur video, including Garner’s words ‘I can’t breathe,’ which become a rallying cry among protesters. 

The city medical examiner’s office later ruled Garner’s death a homicide caused by neck compressions from a chokehold.

In 2019, the New York Police Department began disciplinary proceedings against White police officer Daniel Pantaleo, but the trial did not result in any charges. 

Pantaleo was fired from the NYPD in August 2019.  

‘Bro, you’ve got him down at least let him breathe, man,’ a male onlooker says.  

‘He’s not even resisting arrest … he’s human, bro.’ 

One of the officers then replies: ‘This is why you don’t do drugs, kids.’

‘This ain’t about drugs, bro! He’s human,’ the bystander says.

‘You’re enjoying it. Look at you. Your body language, you bum. You know that’s bogus right now,’ he adds. 

About four minutes into the video, the man appears to begin to lose consciousness before becoming unresponsive. 

An ambulance then arrives and police officers move the man’s limp body onto a stretcher. 

‘You just really killed that man, bro,’ the male onlooker says. 

‘And if he’s not dead, he’s close to death, that’s crazy,’ Frazier adds.  

The video, which has been shared more than 15,000 times on Facebook, has sparked outrage among viewers on social media.

‘They killed him right in front of Cup Foods over south on 38th and Chicago!! No type of sympathy. #PoliceBrutality,’ Frazier wrote in a Facebook post.  

A man holds a ‘Stop Killing Black People’ placard while protesting near the area where a Minneapolis Police Department officer allegedly killed George Floyd

A Black Lives Matter memorial was left for George Floyd who died in custody on May 26

People gather around a makeshift memorial Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near where a black man was taken into police custody the day before who later died

Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota Mayor Melvin Carter spoke out against Floyd’s killing on Tuesday, calling for the police officers to be held accountable  

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the site of Floyd’s death on Tuesday, where mourners were seen placing flowers and balloons at a makeshift memorial. 

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed the FBI has joined in its investigation. 

All body camera footage has been turned over to the BCA, which investigates most police shootings and in-custody deaths. 

The officers involved were initially put on paid administrative leave, per department protocol.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the incident in a press conference on Tuesday morning, calling events in the video ‘wrong at every level.’ 

‘Being black in America should not be a death sentence,’ he said.

‘For five minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For five minutes. 

‘When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help.

‘This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful.’ 

Frey also apologized to the family of the man as well as the black community. 

‘He was a human being and his life mattered,’ he said.  

Throughout the video, the arresting officer is seen kneeling on the man’s neck as he lay motionless on the ground 

The FBI is now investigating the man’s death and the two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave 

Minnesota state Senator Amy Klobuchar released a statement following the mayor’s media briefing, calling for the police officers involved to be held accountable. 

‘We heard his repeated calls for help. We heard him say over and over again that he could not breathe. And now we have a seen yet another horrifying and gutwrenching instance of an African American man dying,’ she said.

‘Every single person in every single community in this country deserves to feel safe. As the Mayor Minneapolis noted, this tragic loss of life calls for immediate action.

‘There must be a complete and thorough outside investigation into what occurred, and those involved in this incident must be held accountable.

‘Justice must be served for this man and his family, justice must be served for our community, and justice must be served for our country.’

Nekima Levy-Armstrong, a prominent local activist, said watching the footage that was shared on social media made her ‘sick to her stomach’ and called the incident another example of police brutality toward African American men, the Star Tribune reported.

‘Whatever the man may have done should not have ended in a death sentence,’ she said. 

‘What started as an alleged economic incident once again turned deadly for a black man.’

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the incident in a press briefing on Tuesday morning, calling the events in the video ‘wrong at every level’ and saying the officers involved ‘failed in the most basic human sense’ 

The video has sparked outrage among viewers on social media and has been shared more than 7,000 times

Levy-Armstrong said the incident reminded her of the Eric Garner case. 

He was an unarmed New York man who died in 2014 after he was placed in a chokehold by police and pleaded for his life saying he couldn’t breathe. 

A grand jury later decided against indicting the officers involved, sparking protests around the country.

Police in Minneapolis have come under the microscope in recent years for deadly run-ins with citizens. 

A 24-year-old black man, Jamar Clark, was shot in the head and died in 2015 after a confrontation with two white officers responding to a reported assault. 

A county prosecutor declined to prosecute the officers, saying Clark was struggling for one of the officers´ gun when he was shot.

A white woman, Justine Rusczcyk Damond, died in 2017 when she was shot in the stomach by a Minneapolis officer responding to her 911 call. 

That officer, who is black, was convicted of manslaughter and murder and is serving a 12-year prison sentence.

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Black man who died after cop put knee on his neck ID’d as George Floyd

The black man who died after being pinned down by Minneapolis police has been identified as George Floyd, according to a report.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family, said in a statement Tuesday, according to Fox-News.

“This abusive, excessive, and inhumane use of force coast the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge,” Crump said. “We will seek justice for the family of George Floyd as we demand answers from the Minneapolis Police Department.”

Shocking cellphone video of Floyd’s death shows Floyd pinned on the ground with a cop’s knee on his neck.

“I cannot breathe, I cannot breathe,” he’s heard saying. “Don’t kill me!”

Bystanders can be heard telling police to let him get up.

The FBI and Minnesota state authorities are now investigating the incident.

“The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening,” Gov. Tim Walz said on Twitter Tuesday. “We will get answers and seek justice.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called the video “traumatic.”

“For the better part of the night I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what happened and all I keep coming back to is that he should not have died,” Frey told Fox.

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Man charged in case of dead baby Evelyn Boswell is arrested for child abuse and neglect – The Sun

THE boyfriend of Evelyn Boswell's grandmother is in custody after being charged with child abuse and neglect, as well as violating a protection and domestic assault order, say cops.

William McCloud, 33, allegedly assaulted a woman "while on meth", according to a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office report.

McCloud is the partner of Angela Boswell – the grandmother of baby Evelyn Boswell, whose remains were found at the Boswell family compound in March.

Officials from the force told WJHL that he was booked into the Sullivan County Detention Center, Blountville in Tennessee, today.

He was arrested after sheriffs spoke to a woman, 37, who claimed she was his ex-girlfriend.

She also said she was the mom of McCloud's eight-year-old child in Bristol, Tennessee.

The woman told deputies that McCloud had been at her home on Saturday night for dinner.

According to the sheriffs' report, she alleged that McCloud began to assault her and that “she believed he was possibly under the influence of methamphetamine".

The report adds that while McCloud was allegedly assaulting his ex, their child allegedly tried to stop the attack on his mom.

It's alleged that McCloud hit the youngster in the face.

After being arrested at a nearby property, he was booked into jail, and given a bond of $50,000 for the domestic assault charge.

No additional bond has been set for the child abuse and neglect charges, or the violation of an order of protection.

His arrest comes as the mom of Evelyn Mae Boswell has been indicted on 11 more charges in the death of her 15-month-old baby girl.

A grand jury indicted Megan Boswell on 11 counts on May 20 for making false statements to detectives in February amid the search for her daughter, Knox News reported.

Boswell had been charged with filing a false police report on February 25 after cops say she gave them inaccurate and conflicting statements and delayed their investigation into Evelyn’s disappearance.

Evelyn was last seen in December, according to police, but wasn’t reported missing until February 18, which was when an Amber Alert was issued in search of her.

After a 17-day search across three states, police announced they believe to have found Evelyn’s remains.

Her body was eventually found on the property of her grandmother's ex-boyfriend on March 6 in Tennessee, dumped with toys, diapers and her baby clothing.

Court-appointed attorney Brad Sproles had been appointed Boswell’s lawyer after she was charged in February, however, the appointment ended when the case surrounding the false police report charge was bound over to a grand jury.

Boswell originally told them her daughter Evelyn was with her dad, Ethan Perry — but they soon realized he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Polk in Louisiana and didn’t have Evelyn, cops said.

She later said her mom, Angela Boswell, took Evelyn to a campground in Mendota, Virginia, but cops found no sign of the girl in the area.

Earlier this month, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Captain Joey Strickler announced a "person of interest" is currently being investigated during a Wednesday interview with News Channel 11.

As of yet no one has been charged with the Evelyn's murder and authorities have not said how she died.

Megan's is set to appear in court next on June 19.

She remains held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $150,000 bond, WJHl reported.

Timeline of events in the Evelyn Boswell case

Timeline of events in the Evelyn Boswell case 

  • December 10-11: Sheriff Cassidy said he believes Evelyn was last seen during this time by a babysitter
  • December 26: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)  originally said Evelyn was reportedly last seen on this day
  • February 18: Evelyn is officially reported missing
  • February 19: The TBI issued an Amber Alert for Evelyn's case
  • February 21: The TBI announced they are looking for a gray 2007 BMW with Tennessee tag 3M9 6W9
  • February 22: A petition for "Evelyn's Law" was launched asking for it to be made illegal for parents to wait longer than 24-72 hours to report a missing child
  • February 23: The TBI has released a new photograph of Evelyn and said agents and detectives were working around the clock to find her
  • February 24: Police release a new video of Evelyn and new information
  • February 25: It was reported that Megan said she was pregnant and that she couldn't take a polygraph test
  • February 25: Megan Boswell was arrested after giving conflicting information to detectives about her daughter's whereabouts
  • February 26: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office held a press conference saying Megan is being held in the Sullivan County jail on a $25,000 bond
  • February 27: Police searching a North Carolina pond say they did not discover anything
  • February 28: Investigators searched the mobile home where baby Evelyn lived with her family in Blountville
  • March 2: Evelyn's mom Megan Boswell made her second court appearance. A request to reduce her bond was denied
  • March 4: Evelyn's gran Angela and her boyfriend William McCloud appeared in court to face theft charges over the baby’s disappearance
  • March 6: Evelyn's body is found

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New York man nearly decapitated father in alleged Zoom-call slaying, report says

A Long Island man who allegedly knifed his father to death while his dad was chatting on Zoom nearly decapitated him, a report said Friday.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, allegedly confessed to police after the afternoon killing in Amityville on Thursday, it was revealed in court, Newsday reported.

“He kept breathing, so I had to keep stabbing him,” Scully-Powers told police, a prosecutor said at his arraignment Friday, according to Newsday.

The son used several knives in the attack and sliced his father’s throat to the bone from ear to ear, prosecutors reportedly said.

He also admitted to stabbing his father several times in the chest, then turning him over and plunging a knife into his back, according to the report.

The victim, 72-year-old Dwight Powers, was found dead at the home he shared with his son on Dixon Avenue after other participants on the video conference called 911, police said.

Scully-Powers jumped out of a window to avoid arrest, but was captured a short while later trying to wash himself off with Dr. Pepper stolen from a nearby deli, Newsday reported.

He was ordered held without bail and at his arraignment on murder charges, the newspaper reported.

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A Man Is Being Trolled For Making A Leather Face Mask: "Who Needs Oxygen When You Have All That Drip?"

A man in Johannesburg is having to respond to a barrage of viral responses after he posted online about his idea to make a leather face mask.

“No breathing, just vibes,” one massive tweet joked.

Sentletse Diakanyo is a luxury furniture designer. He is very serious about selling these designer masks from leftover couch material.

“People want something different,” he told BuzzFeed News.

He also thinks it’s no laughing matter.

“I always have leather and fabric off-cuts from the furniture upholstery which I don’t use and face masks became the obvious product to use them for given the demand at the moment,” Diakanyo said.

But his design announcement on Twitter unfortunately backfired immediately on Tuesday. People were like, “But what about breathing?”

Others presented a counterpoint: While breathing is somewhat important, what’s more important than having style?

The memes have not really stopped.

In response, Diakanyo said his leather face masks will “allow ease of breathing,” and he’s also planning to include some kind of filtration fabric layer.

“It will have cotton lining inside and perforation. It’s not hot at all and easy to breathe in [compared to] some cloth faces masks I’ve tried. Besides, we’re heading into winter in South Africa,” he added.

Until he perfects them for “breathing,” his leather masks will not be available for sale just yet.

He’s not the only one trying to capitalize on pandemic mandates in the name of high fashun. Over the last week, more and more people are questioning both the ethics and utility of designer leather face masks.

Some are being sold for $89, and upwards of hundreds of dollars, like this Louis Vuitton one.

While the CDC provides no specific information about the effectiveness or safety of wearing premium leather masks, they have endorsed cloth masks as a viable alternative to non-medical-grade coverings.

Dr. E. Scott Geller, a Virginia Tech behavioral psychologist who’s studied the psychology of safety for frontline healthcare workers, told BuzzFeed News that he can’t comment on how safe leather is to protect yourself and others from the spread of the coronavirus. However, he said it is a “nice” attempt to get more people to wear any face coverings — even if it’s only in the name of fashion.

“I do find the innovative masks creative and a nice attempt to enter a burgeoning market. However, the effectiveness of these masks must be evaluated first,” said Geller. “Surely there must be an official approval process for a personal protective product before it is made available.”

Geller added the trend could also possibly be a result of some of the messaging coming from the White House.

“Perhaps Trump’s promotion of certain medical treatment for COVID-19 has set a new standard: ‘anything goes if it sounds or looks good.’ Trump’s apparent inattention to science has perhaps motivated the production of products that do not need to work, but just look good,” Geller added.

To be fair, the mask does look good and very Yeezy. But if you don’t have hundreds of dollars of expendable income for one face mask, cloth masks are CDC-approved.

People were just thankful to Diakanyo for giving them a new meme. Breathing is fleeting, drip is forever.

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Megan Fox kisses ‘new man’ Machine Gun Kelly in his new music video days after split from husband Brian Austin Green – The Sun

MEGAN Fox kissed 'new man' Machine Gun Kelly in his steamy new music video after the two fueled romance rumors for the past couple of days.

The music video premiere comes just days after the actress and her ex Brian Austin Green called it quits just days ago.

Megan and MGK – whose real name is Colson Baker – were the stars of his new video, Bloody Valentine, which premiered today.

In the video, Megan's character has taken the rapper captive in her home.

Looking like a dream, she pranced around the home in her underwear and even sang along with him as they jammed out on a rooftop.

The two had a series of intimate moments before sharing a steamy kiss.

The video ends with her killing him in her bathtub by means of electrocution.

The 30-year-old rapper had teased his brand new song on social media on Tuesday.

In the short clip, he was being held down by a pedicured foot that pressed against his cheek seductively.

However, fans weren't expecting it to be the 34-year-old Transformers actress.

Just yesterday, news broke that Megan and Machine Gun Kelly had "definitely hooked up" as their relationship took a turn for the romantic.

Sources close to the star alleged that the pair "began spending more and more time together because of their work schedules and filming together."

The insider added: "They started off as friends and their relationship grew from there."

"Megan thinks MGK is a really cool guy and their relationship turned more romantic."

The pair are filming a movie together called Midnight in the Switchgrass.

Brian had previously talked about the romance rumors between Megan and MGK and said: "She met this guy, Colson, on set… I’ve never met him… Megan and I have talked about him.

"I trust her judgment, she’s always had really good judgment.

"I don’t want people to think her or he are villains or that I was a victim in any way."

Brian and Megan had both been spotted without their wedding rings in recent weeks, with The Sun exclusively revealing that Megan was quarantined in Calabasas and Brian living in Malibu.

The actor, however, was pictured with it back on during a shopping trip in Malibu over the weekend.

There has been much speculation that the on-off Hollywood couple has been quarantining separately, and may have even split after they were pictured seemingly swapping their kids at a Los Angeles parking lot last month.

Brian, 46, and Megan, 33, have three young children, Noah, seven, Bodhi, six, and Journey, three.

The 90210 actor then confirmed on his podcast that they had split after ten years.

He added: "It sucks when life changes and something that you’re used to, that you’ve been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of but you change.

"There’s the unknown aspect… there’s that pit in my stomach.“

He continued: "I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds… she’s been my best friend for 15 years and I don’t want to lose that.”

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Man got stepdaughter, 14, pregnant while his partner was in hospital with their baby – The Sun

AN evil man got his 14-year-old stepdaughter pregnant while his partner was in hospital caring for their sick baby.

The man, who has not been named to protect the teenager, had been staying at home with his partner’s daughter from another relationship.

While the mum stayed with her poorly baby the man had sex with the girl and she became pregnant.

The girl decided to have the child but kept what had happened with her stepdad a secret from her mum.

She told her a boy at school had got her pregnant.

The abuse continued and she became pregnant again when she was 15.

The stepdad persuaded her to abort the second child, according to evidence given at Leicester Crown Court.

The girl finally confessed to what had happened in 2018, seven years after her first sexual encounter with her stepdad.

Mother and daughter then went to the police and the man was arrested but he made no comment during questioning.

He later admitted having sex with the girl on one occasion, according to the Leicester Mercury.

When the case reached court the man pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child.

Prosecutor Phil Gibbs said: “The defendant was in a relationship with the complainant’s mother and had a child with the complainant’s mother.


“They had the child in 2011. That relationship was strained, the defendant being younger, he wanted to go out with his friends.

“His partner spent time in the hospital when this child was ill and the defendant became close with her daughter.

“The complainant said one night, as they sat on the sofa together and cuddled, one thing led to another, leading to sex."

Mr Gibbs described the sexual encounters as a "gross breach of trust".

He added: “The complainant found herself in the position where she couldn’t tell her mother and couldn’t reveal who the father was.

“The defendant was not supportive of the pregnancy and she was left to deal with the consequences."

When the man was confronted about his actions by his partner he pretended he had only had sex with his stepdaughter once.

Defending the man, Robert Underwood said: “He knows he should not have done what he did.

“He recognises there’s no alternative other than an immediate custodial sentence.

“There was no coercion here – it was one thing leading to another and spiralling out of control.”

Judge Ebraham Mooncey jailed the man for six-and-a-half years, saying he should have known better.

He added: “You have robbed her of her childhood and now saddled her with a child."

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3pm Man Utd news LIVE: Dybala transfer BLOW, Fred begs Pogba to stay, Almada battle with City, Project Restart – The Sun

OLD TRAFFORD chiefs are preparing for the return of the Premier League.

After the success of the Bundesliga this weekend, United are primed to restart when safe to do so – and we've the very latest on Paul Pogba and Thiago Almada.

Follow live Man Utd updates and transfer gossip below…


    Roma are set to miss out on Chris Smalling’s permanent transfer from Manchester United due to a lack of funds.

    Daily Mail cite a Corriere dello Sport report outlining significant financial losses at the Stadio Olimpico.

    If the Giallorossi miss out on Champions League football, their latest half-yearly loss of £77.5million would be exacerbated and force a change of tack.

    That would likely make a move for experienced centre-back Smalling beyond their means.

    Furthermore, there is a sense that the coronavirus pandemic will affect Roma significantly, like many other clubs expecting to endure a quiet summer market.


    Paulo Dybala is reportedly set to extend his stay at Juventus until 2025 to deal Manchester United a major blow in their pursuit of the player.

    The 26-year-old was close to joining the Red Devils last summer, only for the Old Lady to pull the plug, with the ex-Palermo ace since becoming a key player under Maurizio Sarri.

    Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Dybala has agreed terms on a new long-term deal to remain in Turin.

    They claim that Dybala – who already pockets £6.6million-a-year on his current salary – has been offered a bumper new contract with lucrative bonuses.

    It has also been suggested that it is only formalities to be signed before the extension becomes official.


    Premier League clubs have voted to approve a formal return to the training ground, writes Martin Lipton.

    The agreement to move to “Stage One” of the training protocols will see all 20 top-flight squads beginning basic work from tomorrow, allowing individual training and groups of no more than five players per pitch, with training times staggered.

    The green light came as part of the latest video meeting of the 20 “shareholder” clubs, which lasted around two and a half hours.

    Clubs discussed a number of other issues, including their desire to play all the remaining 92 games this season in home stadiums rather than at neutral venues.

    The proposed £330m rebate to broadcasters was also raised around the virtual boardroom table.

    Some clubs are unhappy at being asked to give more live games and access to TV companies in exchange for less money than had originally been agreed as part of the total £9bn three-year deal for domestic and overseas rights.But the only vote taken was in favour of the official return to training, although with a number of strict conditions.


    Craig Bellamy has opened up on how he turned down Manchester United while he starred for Newcastle.

    In a stark interview where he discussed his struggles with mental health problems, the ex-winger recalled how injury ravaged his confidence on Tyneside.

    He told Sky Sports: “We were in Malaysia. It was us, Newcastle, Chelsea and a Malaysian team. I was struggling with tendonitis at the time in both knees and I remember we played Birmingham, and Chelsea in the final.

    “I went back to the hotel and did not sleep that night. Couldn't sleep, tossing and turning. I couldn't play to the level I want to, when Newcastle have invested in me heavily to play well.

    “I didn't feel I could justify it. I didn't feel I was in a position. Manchester United were interested in me as well. They were interested in me that summer, I didn't feel I could go there because I was in no position to compete with the players they had. I just felt tortured.

    “God, this wasn't what I expected my football career to be like. I'm in this much pain where I didn't want to sprint. I certainly didn't want to accelerate because it hurt too much.

    “Twisting and turning, I didn't want to train hard the day before because it would take it out of me in the game, my knees would be too sore. Having to deal with that was the toughest time during my career.”


    Manchester United are hoping to sign highly-rated Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar this summer, according to reports.

    The 25-year-old's performances for Antonio Conte's side have put him on the radar of Europe's biggest clubs.

    Technically proficient and physically imposing, the 6ft 2in defender is viewed by many as the ideal modern defender.

    And according to the Mirror, Inter have decided to cash in on the Slovakian – despite him still having three years remaining on his contract.

    The likes of Manchester City and Barcelona have been interested in Skriniar.

    But United's biggest competition will come from Real Madrid.


    Marcus Rashford was pictured sporting new ink as he stepped up his preparations for a return to Manchester United training.

    The 22-year-old was snapped training one-on-one with a member of United's coaching staff at Moss Lane, home of Altrincham FC.

    And on the England international's thigh, a new tattoo of the star's logo could be seen.

    An M above an R, as featured on Rashford's website, is surrounded by a picture frame and what appear to be angel wings.

    The crest is encircled by rays of sunshine.


    Manchester United are reportedly “working on a deal” for Corentin Tolisso with Bayern Munich set to put the money towards a swoop for Leroy Sane.

    The French World Cup-winning midfielder, 25, has spent three seasons with the Bundesliga giants after joining from boyhood club Lyon in a £37m deal.

    But this season he has been restricted to just seven starts as he struggled for game time and now wants to leave.

    The Daily Express claim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing a summer swoop – after the Old Trafford chief failed to sign him on loan during the January transfer window.

    And it is believed the star fancies a crack at the Premier League as well.

    Bayern will not stand in Tolisso’s way as he looks to secure a new club.


    Following Gary Lineker’s earlier apology to ex-Manchester United youngster Luke Chadwick for his role in They Think It’s All Over’s mocking of the player, Nick Hancock has also said sorry.

    The presenter, 57, helmed the TV panel gameshow between 1995 and 2004.

    He told the BBC on Monday: “Listening to Luke is incredibly humbling, he’s shown so much more generosity and understanding and good judgment than we did at the time.

    “I’m appalled for him and at myself. When I hear him speaking, I’m full of admiration for the present Luke Chadwick and full of sympathy for the young Luke Chadwick.

    “The terrible thing about comedians and comedy shows is that if you’re getting laughs, you think you’re doing a good job.

    “Of course the worst thing for Luke was that it became a bit of a running joke. To us it was a photograph. That’s not good obviously, we should have been thinking about the person, but that’s what can happen.”


    Ryan Giggs has revealed the toughest Premier League opponents he ever faced.

    The Arsenal side of 1998/99 fell short in terms of beating Manchester United to the title but the Welshman feels they “could do everything”.

    He told Sky Sports: “Obviously at the back the famous back five but in front of them had a bit of everything.

    “They had power, they had pace, imagination with Dennis Bergkamp, goals and penetration with Nicolas Anelka.

    “I agree with [Gary Neville], they were the toughest team to play against.

    “I mean Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team were tough in a different way they were pragmatic and tough to break down but Arsenal could do everything.

    “They were similar to ourselves they could build up, could counter attack, they were similar, right through the spine they were so strong right from the goalkeeper through to Bergkamp and Anelka.”


    Gary Lineker has apologised to former Manchester United winger Luke Chadwick after he spoke of his pain at jibes from BBC show They Think It’s All Over.

    The show ran from 1996 until 2006, during which Chadwick was trying to break into the United first team.

    The player was targeted by jokes mocking his appearances, with Lineker today tweeting his apology as a regular on the show.

    The ex-striker wrote: “I was part of that show, therefore, I too would like to apologise to Luke for any hurt caused.”

    Chadwick had told The Athletic: “I was so shocked because I was quite naive back then, even if I was playing occasionally for Manchester United.

    “I watched it the next week and I could see people laughing at these jokes about me. It was obviously funny to other people but, to me, it didn't feel like that.”


    Former Manchester United star Nani has revealed why he snubbed the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal to sign for the Red Devils.

    In 2007, the winger was a promising prospect at Sporting CP before United swooped in a £25million deal.

    He recalled on the club podcast: “My agent asked me as there were so many teams to choose from – Chelsea, Arsenal, teams in Italy like Juventus and Inter. Bayern and Madrid – I don’t know if they were true but it was in the news.

    “I chose Manchester because of the reasons they gave me at that time and everything [about how] the past was involved with me.

    “It gave me the reasons to go there, all my story and beyond that, told me to go to Manchester.

    “It was a club where I have a story in the past before I moved to Manchester when I was a kid, so it was good.”


    It's a done deal!

    Pogba is officially on the move – Florentin Pogba, that is.

    The 29-year-old defender, brother of Manchester United star Paul, is off to Ligue 2 side Sochaux in a deal agreed with MLS club Atlanta United.


    Manchester United’s team doctor was the only person to arrive at training on Monday morning after the entire squad was tested for coronavirus at the weekend.

    Stars including Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay were amongst those seen at Carrington on Sunday to be tested for the virus.

    And on Monday morning, only doc Steve McNally arrived at the Aon Training Complex, with players ordered to stay home.

    It's thought players were booked in for 15-minute slots in order to comply with social distancing measures for their testing on Sunday.

    Old Trafford aces were tested for Covid-19 with top-flight action thought to eventually restart on June 19.

    At least nine first-team stars were snapped driving in to the United facility.


    Jadon Sanco could win the Ballon d'Or if he moves to Manchester United, according to Owen Hargreaves.

    The former United midfielder played in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich before his switch to Old Trafford and thinks now is the time for Sancho to make a similar move.

    He told BT: “Obviously, Liverpool and Manchester City have moved away from everyone else in the Premier League, but United would still be a team to join.

    “Things go in cycles. Man Utd will be back and the ­recruitment of a player like Jadon would help.

    “He knows Manchester well because he was at City, but whoever gets him will be very fortunate.

    “Can he become a Ballon d’Or winner? Yes, because potentially he is off the charts.”


    Premier League games are set to be shown for free on TV from mid-June to stop people going out.

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today confirmed the Government were desperate to bring football back if it could be done safely.

    Appearing on Sky News, the minister claimed making games free to watch was important to make sure people stayed home.

    He said: “We are working hard with them to try and get it back, I am aiming for mid-June. The number one test is public safety.

    “I'm hoping that we can have something a bit more ambitious with some more free-to-air matches available so people can watch from home because that would be helpful in terms of discouraging people from leaving their homes.

    “What we are aiming for is to finish the season from behind close doors from mid June onwards.”


    Arsene Wenger's furious reaction to Arsenal's stunning 6-1 defeat to Manchester United in 2001, featuring a first-half Dwight Yorke hat-trick, has been revealed by Jeremie Aliadiere.

    The Frenchman told Goal: “Arsene went absolutely mental. We got smashed in that first-half when Igor Stepanovs was playing at the back.

    “It was a joke. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke were absolutely killing us. I wasn’t even in the squad, I was just there as 19th man or something. And when I saw him losing it like that I was like: ‘Wow!’. I’d never seen him going that crazy before.

    “He was throwing bottles across the room, they were going everywhere. He was shouting and swearing – and Wenger never usually swore. He was just going absolutely mental.

    “He wasn’t doing it at anyone in particular because he didn’t want to start point fingers, but he was just going crazy for about five minutes before he started to calm down a bit.”


    Aston Villa are determined “not to be bullied” on Jack Grealish’s asking price and will demand £80million even if they are relegated.

    The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United for months as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bring him to Old Trafford.

    He tops the Red Devils’ wanted list this summer with the Old Trafford giants already starting background checks on the Villa captain.

    However, any hopes Solskjaer had of getting Grealish on the cheap should the Midlands outfit fail to stay in the top-flight have been dashed.

    And The Mirror claims “they will not be hammered down from what they see as a fair market value” for their talisman even if it’s an immediate return to the Championship.

    Villa are determined to keep hold of Grealish but if they do suffer the drop then the boyhood Villa fan is expected to hand in a transfer request.


    Juventus are set to rival Manchester United for the much-coveted signature of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez, according to reports.

    The Mexican has been in fine form once again this season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions for Nuno Espirito Santo's side.

    The 29-year-old made his switch to Molineux permanent last summer for around £34million, having spent the West Midlanders' first season back in the top-flight on loan from Benfica.

    And his excellent performances have drawn the keen eyes of Manchester United.

    Despite what is set to be a depleted market because of the coronavirus pandemic, Wolves will still be looking to make a handsome profit on their No9.

    And in addition to this hurdle, The Times claim that Juventus are set to rival the Red Devils for his signature – as they seek to upgrade on Gonzalo Higuain.


    Paul Pogba is close to completing a switch back to Juventus – after the Italians offered Manchester United Adrien Rabiot to sweeten the deal.
    French newspaper L'Equipe claim Juventus are close to getting the deal for Pogba, 27, over the line.
    Rabiot's agent – and mother – Veronique is pushing on with the exchange as she wants her son to play in the Premier League.
    Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has claimed Park Ji-sung was just as crucial to Manchester United's success as Cristiano Ronaldo.
    He wrote in his Sunday Times column: “It’s crazy but if you mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo to a 12-year-old, they would immediately say, 'Yeah, he was a brilliant player for Manchester United,' but if you said 'Park Ji-sung' they may not know who he was.
    “Yet all of us who played with Park know he was almost as important to our success. That’s because of what Park gave to the collective and I want to talk about teams. They – not stars – are the most important thing in sport.
    In other news, the Red Devils have reportedly been joined by Arsenal in the pursuit of Argentina’s rising star Thiago Almada.
    Mundo Deportivo claim that as well as the Gunners, United, Inter Milan and Man City are all tracking the Velez Sarsfeld magician, 19.
    And finally,Paul Gascoigne has brutally torn into Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that he could have changed his wild ways had he joined United.
    Speaking during an event earlier this year, which was covered by The Athletic, Gazza said: “Alex Ferguson says it would have been different if I had signed for Man United.
    “Well, Rio Ferdinand did a runner from a f***ing drugs test. Eric Cantona two-footed some c*** in the neck in the stand.
    “Wayne Rooney s****ed a f***ing granny. And Ryan Giggs s****ed his brother's f***ing wife. F***ing hell, man.”


    Wayne Rooney has claimed that Park Ji-Sung was “just as important at Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo” and recalls his “unbelievable” stifling of Andrea Pirlo.

    Park arrived at Old Trafford for a bargain £4million from PSV Eindhoven in 2005 and many wouldn't consider him as important as Ronaldo, who scored 42 goals alone in the 2007-08 double season

    Writing in The Sunday Times, Rooney said: “It's crazy but if you mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo to a 12-year-old, they would immediately say, 'Yeah, he was a brilliant player for Manchester United', but if you said 'Park Ji-Sung' they may not know who he was.

    “Yet all of us who played with Park know he was almost as important to our success.

    “That's because of what Park gave to the collective and I want to talk about teams. They – not stars – are the most important thing in sport.”


    The Premier League will discover how many players have contracted coronavirus when they meet to vote on Project Restart on Monday.

    All 20 top-flight teams have been tested for Covid-19 over the weekend — many for the first time — and should receive the results today.

    In the absence of an overwhelming number of positive diagnoses, the clubs will give their official backing to taking the first tentative steps out of lockdown today.

    If all goes according to plan, every team in the top flight will return to training in small groups of five or less this week.

    Yet while the majority of players and managers are ready to give a cautious green light to phase one of the plan, many are unconvinced about the next stage.

    That will involve full contact training with an eye to resuming the Premier League fixtures on June 12 or June 19.


    Wayne Rooney believes Paul Pogba can replicate the success of former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in the middle of the park IF Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changes his position.

    Derby County forward Rooney – writing in his Sunday Times column – said: “You ask any striker or central midfielder and they will tell you one of the hardest things to deal with is a centre-back who comes out with the ball.

    “Another nightmare is the Frank Lampard type, the midfielder who runs past you: with Frank, when the ball went wide you knew he would be off, sprinting into the box and he was one of those about who Fergie would say: 'This player is not a one-man job — you have to pass them on.'

    “He would say that about some you wouldn’t imagine: Stephen Ireland was one, Jermaine Jenas another, purely because they were willing to run beyond your midfield and with those players there’s going to be a crossover movement from when your central midfielder is dealing with it to when your centre back is.

    “One lapse of team concentration in that moment and the best — like Lampard — punish you.

    “That’s why I would love to see Paul Pogba playing deeper and attacking the box the moment the ball went wide. He would score more goals and with his good feet, his athleticism, he would be an absolute nightmare.

    “I would use him in that role — it’s one where, if he developed in it, he could be incredible.”

  • MARC'S, SET, GO!

    Marcus Rashford looked raring to go ahead of a return to Manchester United training by squeezing in a quick workout at local club Altrincham.

    On Sunday, the striker was seen being put through his paces at Moss Lane, near his pad to the south of the city in the footballers' enclave of Hale.

    Working alongside a United fitness coach, Rashford worked with the ball in a series of dribbling skills.

    Fans will be hoping the 22-year-old has shaken off a back injury that kept him out of the weeks leading up to football's shutdown.

    Fears of a six-month layoff initially put him on course for a June return, putting his participation in Euro 2020 in doubt before that tournament was postponed.

    Therefore a Premier League restart in the middle of next month may coincide with Rashford regaining his fitness.

    After his workout at Altrincham, the England star was spotted driving into Carrington.


    It's set to be a busy summer at Old Trafford, with plenty of comings and goings.

    As Premier League players prepare to return to training, there is speculation that Paul Pogba could be on his way back to Juventus.

    French newspaper L'Equipe claim the Old Lady are close to getting the deal for Pogba, 27, over the line.

    But speaking to Brazilian TV, fellow Utd star Fred has begged the Frenchman to stay put.

    He said: “Pogba is a great player. The people who are here on a daily basis with him know that.

    ““He knows how to play the Premier League. So I’m sure I want him to stay because I’m sure he will help us a lot.

    “We’re in the same position, but the more quality players on the team, the better. You will not build a team with 11 players. You need a strong squad.

    “So I really hope that he stays, and if he stays, I’m sure he will be a very strong reinforcement for us next season.”

    While Man City are aiming to win the race with their great rivals for Argentina’s rising star Thiago Almada.

    Boss Pep Guardiola has been chasing the Velez Sarsfeld magician for a year as he sees him becoming David Silva’s long-term successor.

    City failed to agree a price a year ago but now the auction has begun, ironically sparked by reports of United coming in for him.

    The cost may be around £15million, plus extras.

    And finally, all Premier League players must have given a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of resuming training and be tested twice per week.

    They must also self-isolate for seven days if showing symptoms or if any members of their family do, while club staff must confirm in writing they understand the new regulations.

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