Close-Up Shot – Tunali Fotograf http://tunalifotograf.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:18:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tunalifotograf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Close-Up Shot – Tunali Fotograf http://tunalifotograf.com/ 32 32 Breaking Kucherov’s subtle brilliance without the puck https://tunalifotograf.com/breaking-kucherovs-subtle-brilliance-without-the-puck/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:14:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/breaking-kucherovs-subtle-brilliance-without-the-puck/ By “give a shit” metrics, NHL players can be divided into three groups based on appearances: those who look like they’re trying, those who barely look like they’re trying, and Nikita Kucherov. If you’ve seen the latter play for more than a few minutes, you know what I’m talking about. Kucherov’s perceived lack of interest […]]]>

By “give a shit” metrics, NHL players can be divided into three groups based on appearances: those who look like they’re trying, those who barely look like they’re trying, and Nikita Kucherov.

If you’ve seen the latter play for more than a few minutes, you know what I’m talking about. Kucherov’s perceived lack of interest is sometimes as undeniable as his talent. It’s par for the course to see him do an extended disappearing act, only to change the complexion or outcome of a game by pulling an absurd game out of his bag of tricks at Tampa’s convenience.

Since 2020, virtually half (44) of Kucherov’s 92 playoff points have been derived from tying, go-ahead or game-winning goals. Those 92 points represent contributions approaching half (43.2%) of his team’s total number of goals in that span.

Still, it’s easy to look at the star winger’s behavior and draw conclusions about his work ethic and level of care. But it signals an inability to recognize the site (or lack thereof, if puns are your thing) of most of his big work: his brain.

Constantly churning and processing information at a rapid pace, Kucherov’s mind is something of a wonder of the hockey world. Lightning coach Jon Cooper offered the following summary ahead of this year’s playoff night:

In addition to Cooper’s perspective, we see the seminal plays Kucherov makes with possession, but what we often miss are the sneaky smart moves that precede — and ultimately set the stage for — those plays.

Simply put, we miss how elite he is at creating advantages for his team before he even touches the puck.

If you look at Kucherov – and I mean really look at him – it’s like he’s playing poker on the ice. He has mastered the art of bluffing and knows how to manipulate the positioning of opponents in a way that suits him.

To understand exactly how his mind works, we’ll run through three subtle pre-possession plays from the No. 86 that were instrumental in developing key Lightning goals this post-season. While the technique of deception deployed on each varies, they are all rooted in proactive problem solving.

Each clip shows the given climax twice, first in full, then with markers to help break down what’s going on.

Let’s dig.

Game 3 v Rangers: assist on the winning goal

Background: Tampa trails 2-0 in series, tie with less than a minute to play.

Fall into the bluff: defender Ryan Lindgren (No. 55).

Kucherov begins this sequence by entering the zone and kicking the puck. As he returns to the point, he knows that Ryan Lindgren is following him and begins to move in the middle of the ice while reading the play.

To make sense of what unfolds next, we need to recognize the following: Kucherov’s game is all about playing to his strengths and getting into positions that allow him to make the most of his skills. When his team has possession, this approach results in finding weak spots where he can receive the puck in dangerous parts of the offensive zone and do damage immediately. Thus, his fundamental game plan is to find ways to create separation with opponents rather than position himself with them.

Unbeknownst to Lindgren, Kucherov has little to no intention of heading to the net and fighting for space on this play despite his body language suggesting otherwise. Waiting for the defender to look over his shoulder and bite on the sell, Kucherov slyly cuts into the slot as soon as he sees Lindgren turn his back on him. This play perfectly encapsulates a tactic highlighted by former Maple Leafs analyst Jack Han:

In response to seeing Kucherov insufficiently covered in prime ice now with the puck (I’ll take “no fun” for $100, please), Mika Zibanejad (#93) pulls out of position and loses his man – the goalscorer – on this play.

With just one move off the puck, Kucherov turns a seemingly relatively innocuous possession into a high-percentage threat that causes a coverage breakdown, resulting in the game winner. Voila, the power to outsmart your opponent.

Game 2 against the Panthers: assist on the winning goal

Background: Tampa leads 1-0 in series, draw with less than 30 seconds left.

Fall into the bluff: defenders MacKenzie Weegar (#52) and Gustav Forsling (#42).

You knew this was coming. This game is downright silly and there’s a lot more to unpack beyond what’s initially obvious – AKA that sweet, sweet pass.

The clip begins with Kucherov attempting to drive the puck deep, which his teammate succeeds seconds later. As he walks towards the end panels, he peers over both shoulders and formulates a plan based on the information gathered. He sees Ross Colton (#79) as his only immediate passing option and a good one at that, given where he is. He also sees that MacKenzie Weegar is the only Panthers player within reach of Colton. Therefore, he focuses on baiting Weegar away from Colton, while simultaneously keeping Gustav Forsling (to his right) out of the equation.

The way he does this is twofold. First, watch how he sells two different stories at the same time with his body as he crosses the goal line. With hands folded and shoulders in line with the puck, his top half sells a forehand catch followed by a cutback or stop at the near post. Translation: Forsling’s responsibility. Hips and toes pointed in the opposite direction, his lower half selling a route to the far post. Translation: Weegar’s responsibility. Things unsurprisingly go south in a hurry from here.

Remember how we talked about Kucherov’s nonchalant behavior earlier? It’s actually one of his strongest deception tools and it’s the second factor in how he draws both defenders, and Weegar in particular, to this play.

The 29-year-old is exceptional at tricking opponents into underestimating him by presenting himself as a non-threat as the puck approaches. Between the leisurely pace at which he operates and the seemingly defenseless positions he puts himself in, he regularly tricks his opponents into thinking they have him in the palm of their hand. The result ? Either they engage too much in a zealous attempt to kill a game early, or they engage in a passive move driven by a false sense of security. Weegar is a victim of the first. He sees a player on his backhand sliding towards the puck with his back turned – harmless and vulnerable – and the green light is instinctively activated.

Defensive zone failure orchestrated by Kucherov: 2. Opposing teams avoiding last minute defeats: 0.

While all of these off-puck body language cues may seem minor, they heavily influence the decisions of those on the ice and have a major impact. Kucherov is a pro at evaluating how to play his hand to trigger the desired response.

Game 3 vs. Rangers: power play goal

Background: Tampa trails 2-0 in the series, losing 2-0 in the second period.

Falling into a bluff: goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin.

To fully appreciate this game, we need to start with a 5-on-3 Lightning power play early in the period. Thereupon, Kucherov tries two point passes on the ice from the right circle. The first is off target but still leaves a goal opportunity for a teammate and the second is deflected:

Fast forward five minutes to another Tampa Bay power play and Kucherov’s goal:

Once again in his office in the right circle, Kucherov tries another single slap – wait, what is he doing?

Choose any part of the body in the first close-up freeze frame – toes, shoulders, chest, hips – and you’re good to go. All are square in the middle of the ice, as is his stick blade in the frame that follows.

The information we can gather from what happens next sets this piece apart. Showing a pass and shooting is one thing. Showing a pass in a premeditated attempt to exploit a particular spot on a goaltender before the puck arrives is quite another.

Kucherov knows he can create an opening under Shesterkin’s left pad if he can convince the keeper to fall for his bluff. Without stressing too much about the mechanics of the goalie, when Shesterkin slides to his left while following the puck from point to circle, his left pad should be flush with the ice. Anticipating a pass from Kucherov down the middle and eager to get in early, he begins to charge his left leg in preparation for a push to his right, lifting his pad in the process. By the time his “uh oh” moment occurs, he can’t correct his course quickly enough to make up for his preemptive decision (and boy does this lopsided attempt seem awkward). The No. 86 places the puck exactly as expected.

Whether it’s priming the New York goaltender during the 5-on-3 or tricking him more in real time, Kucherov scripts this scene before the puck even hits his blade. A Hart Trophy finalist rarely fooled in this way, Shesterkin’s disbelief is evident.

To recap the three goals: Kucherov’s brain, man. While they may not be as flashy as the ones he concocts with the puck, the subtle plays he makes before are just as impressive and meaningful. None of these goals will be achieved without them.

Few players have the ability to control the game without controlling the puck. Planning your next move is hard enough, but planning your next move and your opponent’s next move is the next level.

The little advantages Kucherov creates for his team from one quarter to the next add up to big moments, and big moments add up to Stanley Cups. With a hat-trick on the line, Tampa Bay is counting on its star to put all its chips on the table.

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India lose 2-3 to champions Argentina https://tunalifotograf.com/india-lose-2-3-to-champions-argentina/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:13:01 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/india-lose-2-3-to-champions-argentina/ A stalwart Indian women’s hockey team squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-3 to champions Argentina in the second leg of the FIH Pro League in Rotterdam on Sunday. Argentina won the FIH Pro League title, finishing with 42 points from 16 games, 10 clear of second-placed Netherlands, who have two games left to play. […]]]>

A stalwart Indian women’s hockey team squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-3 to champions Argentina in the second leg of the FIH Pro League in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Argentina won the FIH Pro League title, finishing with 42 points from 16 games, 10 clear of second-placed Netherlands, who have two games left to play. India continued to be third in the standings in their debut season with 24 points in 12 games.

In Saturday’s opener, the Indians put in a spirited performance to stun Argentina 2-1 in the shootout after a 3-3 draw in regulation time. Their confidence skyrocketing after the tremendous victory the day before, India continued in the same vein and put pressure on the Argentine defense from the start.

Not just in attack, the Indians also produced a brilliant show in the backline, at least in the first two quarters with the defense led by Savita Punia thwarting a number of Argentine attacks. Both teams fought tooth and nail in the first quarter but couldn’t break the deadlock.

It was India who broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, scoring through a counter-attack with Salima Tete showing her quick speed as she smashed through the Argentina defense before firing a shot that deflected off the opposing keeper’s stick Belen Succi.

Three minutes later, India goalkeeper Savita made a fine save to keep her team’s lead intact. A cross from the left found Julieta Jankunas in space and she tried to tap the ball in, but Savita quickly changed direction to make a terrific save. Subsequently, the Argentine took three shots on goal but failed to get past Savita.

After the switch, Argentina came on the offensive and controlled the game for much of the third quarter. The Indians struggled to keep pace with the Argentine players and the game was mostly centered inside the Indian half. In the 37th minute, Savita again came to the rescue of her team by sending Jankunas back from close range. But the Argentine was not to be denied a minute later when Delfine Thome did enough to curl the ball past a stretched Savita after it was set up by Sofia Toccalino’s brilliant run from the right flank.

India quickly earned a penalty corner but Udita squandered the chance. Argentina then scored twice in the space of three minutes from two corners to take a 3-1 lead. First Eugenia Trinchinetti scored from a fantastic variation in the 41st minute, then two minutes later last-game hat-trick scorer Agustina Gorzelany rang the board from another set piece.

But India were in no mood to give up without a fight as three minutes later Deep Grace Ekka scored from a fierce slap kick from a corner to make it 2-3. The Indians played their hearts out until the last whistle and in the 55th minute Vandana Katariya nearly restored parity after a counterattack but her reverse shot was saved by Succi.

The Indians will then face the United States on June 21 and 22.

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If the Lightning want to win, they need to create more chaos https://tunalifotograf.com/if-the-lightning-want-to-win-they-need-to-create-more-chaos/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:18:15 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/if-the-lightning-want-to-win-they-need-to-create-more-chaos/ DENVER — The disparity in shot count between Colorado and Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was eye-opening and, going forward, likely insurmountable. The Avalanche shot on goal at a pace that no team has ever maintained in NHL playoff history. At least not the teams that have survived this far […]]]>

DENVER — The disparity in shot count between Colorado and Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was eye-opening and, going forward, likely insurmountable.

The Avalanche shot on goal at a pace that no team has ever maintained in NHL playoff history. At least not the teams that have survived this far into the playoffs.

This is, basically, who the Avs are. They’re a fast-paced, high-volume team that’s averaging 40.5 shots on goal in the playoffs. The Lightning probably won’t match that.

Nor should they try.

Going into Game 2, Tampa Bay just needs to close the gap a bit. The Lightning need to shoot more and pass less. Specifically, they need to put more pressure on Colorado goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

“There’s something to be said for paying attention to the total number of shots, but there’s also a balance in the quality of the shots,” assistant coach Derek Lalonde said. “There were times when we were overtaken by a lot of shots and we always felt like we were in control of the whole game.

“Specifically, for us, Colorado is a fast defensive team, not a heavy defensive team. We want to get net shots to create chaos and shot jams.

What Lalonde is talking about are rebounds. Getting bodies in front of the crease, aiming for the net, then chasing loose pucks if Kuemper doesn’t stop a shot cleanly.

That’s sort of how the Avalanche scored in overtime in Game 1.

JT Compher fired a shot directly in front of the net which Victor Hedman took a knee to block. The puck ricocheted off Valeri Nichushkin, who sent a pass to Andre Burakovsky who buried the winner before Andrei Vasilevskiy could slide left to right.

The unspoken part of this strategy, from Tampa Bay’s perspective, is that Kuemper might be the most vulnerable player on the ice for Colorado. He had strong regular-season numbers for the Avalanche, but was shaky in the playoffs.

Colorado coach Jared Bednar described Kuemper’s performance in Game 1 as “pretty good” on Wednesday night and upgraded it to “a good job” on Friday. Not exactly an exuberant assessment after a win.

And maybe that’s because the lightning didn’t make it work. They had just 23 shots on goal in Game 1, which was their lowest total for the playoffs.

Now, they haven’t necessarily needed a ton of shots in previous rounds – they’re 5-2 in the playoffs when getting under 30 shots on goal – but they probably won’t win much. 2-1 against the top-powered Avalanche. Colorado has only been held to less than two goals once in the playoffs.

Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh admitted it was a little unnerving to see Colorado’s speed up close in Game 1.

“I don’t think you can really understand it until you feel it in the first game like that,” McDonagh said. “They definitely have speed throughout their lineup, and they love to attack and chase. They do good reads on when to throw the pucks and when to carry them, so you have to constantly push yourself to get good spreads and force them to get the pucks out of their hands.

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Advanced analytics indicate Colorado had a lot more puck control in 5-on-5 situations Wednesday night, but Lalonde said the Lightning weren’t unhappy with the number of chances they had. That’s what they did with the puck that needs to be adjusted.

“If you don’t throw pucks then you don’t get zone times, they get out of their D zone easier, then they attack us quickly,” Lalonde said. “Obviously that’s something we don’t want.”

After some consideration, head coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning gave up more rushes than they’d like but singled out puck management offensively as the biggest concern.

The Lightning have no interest in a track-meeting style game with the Avalanche. That’s the lesson they learned in 2019 in the first round against Columbus. And, in some ways, they had to relearn it against Toronto in the first round last month.

If Tampa Bay is to win a third straight Stanley Cup, it will be because the Lightning played tight defense and opportunistic offense. They were slightly behind in both categories in Game 1.

“We’ve proven it works for us, we’ve proven it gives us a chance to win,” McDonagh said. “At the end of the day, it will give us a chance to win the series.”

Jean Romano can be reached at jromano@tampabay.com. Follow @romano_tbtimes.

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News envelope: Buffalo mass shooting suspect faces federal hate crimes https://tunalifotograf.com/news-envelope-buffalo-mass-shooting-suspect-faces-federal-hate-crimes/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:50:05 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/news-envelope-buffalo-mass-shooting-suspect-faces-federal-hate-crimes/ Judy Woodruff: Capitol Police said there was nothing suspicious on the video. The committee said a man from the tour was outside the Capitol the next day making threats against top Democrats. A federal judge in Washington today convicted a man and his son of the Jan. 6 crimes. A widely seen photograph shows the […]]]>

Judy Woodruff:

Capitol Police said there was nothing suspicious on the video. The committee said a man from the tour was outside the Capitol the next day making threats against top Democrats.

A federal judge in Washington today convicted a man and his son of the Jan. 6 crimes. A widely seen photograph shows the father, Kevin Seefried, carrying a Confederate flag. He and his son were convicted of obstructing due process and disorderly conduct.

The nation’s top pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has contracted COVID. The National Institutes of Health said today that Fauci had mild symptoms. He is 81 years old and has been vaccinated and vaccinated twice. Meanwhile, FDA advisers have approved Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations for children under 5. Injections could start on Monday if they get final approval.

The United States announced its largest military aid package to date for Ukraine. The billion-dollar package includes rocket launchers and heavy artillery. In Brussels, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed the aid and the need to ship it soon to less armed Ukrainian fighters.

Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense: When you’re in combat, you can’t get enough of it, and you can’t get it fast enough. So – but, having said all that, we’re going to work hard to make sure we’re doing everything humanly possible. We will continue to move heaven and earth to give them the skills they need.

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Warriors beat Celtics in Game 5, moving NBA title win https://tunalifotograf.com/warriors-beat-celtics-in-game-5-moving-nba-title-win/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:15:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/warriors-beat-celtics-in-game-5-moving-nba-title-win/ SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State had been wasting its offense for most of the third quarter on Monday night when Andrew Wiggins pushed the ball past Jordan Poole, a young guard with enormous confidence. Just before time expired, Poole threw a 3-pointer from 33 feet that tipped on the glass before shaking the hoop. The […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State had been wasting its offense for most of the third quarter on Monday night when Andrew Wiggins pushed the ball past Jordan Poole, a young guard with enormous confidence. Just before time expired, Poole threw a 3-pointer from 33 feet that tipped on the glass before shaking the hoop.

The uprising was a breath of life for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals — and for the team’s white-handed fans, who rode waves of ups and downs before the Warriors went down. retired for a 104-94 win that set the dawn of another championship.

Golden State, which has taken a 3-2 series lead, can clinch its fourth title in eight seasons, and its first since 2018, when the team hits the road to face Boston in Game 6 on Thursday night.

Wiggins led Golden State with 26 points and Klay Thompson added 21. Jayson Tatum had 27 points for the Celtics in the loss.

After a good start, Golden State led by 12, but four free throws from Jaylen Brown and 3 consecutive points from Tatum gave the Celtics the first 10 points of the second half, a surprising turn of events given the famous Golden State . scorching third quarters. The Celtics took an early lead when Marcus Smart and Al Horford connected on their own 3-pointers in a row, part of a 19-4 run.

Golden State missed its first eight 3-point attempts of the second half before Thompson finally made a couple, a much-needed boost for Golden State – and for Thompson, who had had his share of struggles in the series. .

After Poole punctuated the third quarter with his deep 3-pointer, a shot that sent the home crowd at Chase Center into a near-delirious state, his teammates seemed to ride that crest of emotion. By the time Thompson lost Smart to make another 3-pointer, Golden State had moved up 8 points.

After scoring 43 points in Golden State’s Game 4 win, Stephen Curry made a low-key effort in Game 5, finishing with just 16 points and shooting 0 of 9 from 3-point range. But his teammates delivered. Golden State appeared locked in from the start, passing the ball from side to side, corner to corner, constantly looking for the best shot possible. Not that the team was ever able to connect, shooting 3 of 17 from 3 in the first half.

Still, Golden State took a lead up to 16 late in the first quarter before Boston began to crumble with Curry resting on the bench. Smart sank a 10-foot jumper. Robert Williams made his way inside for a lay-up.

Golden State recalibrated as Curry took a 51-39 halftime lead with an over and under layup.

In the first half, Golden State was buoyed by Wiggins, who had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Draymond Green, who put together one of his most assertive streaks in the Finals. In the first four games of the series, he scored a total of 17 points. At halftime in Game 5, he had 8 points and was flying around the field.

Tatum, after working with his shooting for much of the series, was doing what he could to keep the Celtics close, picking up 13 points and 8 rebounds in the first half.

Before the game, Celtics coach Ime Udoka expressed concern that Tatum was preoccupied with foul hunting rather than good shots. Udoka wanted him to be “more physical” on his records.

“A lot of times he sort of floats, starting one leg, when he can plant and start two, finish a little bit stronger,” Udoka said, adding, “We just tell him to be decisive. Did it all year, saw all the covers, and for the most part somehow made them stand out.

For Golden State coach Steve Kerr, Monday marked the 25th anniversary of a poignant moment in his playing career. It was Kerr’s jump shot in Game 6 of the 1997 Finals who won another championship for the Chicago Bulls — their fifth in the Michael Jordan era — against the Utah Jazz.

“Something that every young basketball player dreams of,” he said, adding, “Finals are finals, whether you play or coach. It’s the ultimate competition in the world of basketball.

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Mixed Scandinavian: Linn Grant becomes the first woman to win on the DP World Tour after a dominant victory | Golf News https://tunalifotograf.com/mixed-scandinavian-linn-grant-becomes-the-first-woman-to-win-on-the-dp-world-tour-after-a-dominant-victory-golf-news/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 16:28:07 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/mixed-scandinavian-linn-grant-becomes-the-first-woman-to-win-on-the-dp-world-tour-after-a-dominant-victory-golf-news/ Linn Grant finished the week 24 under and nine ahead of Henrik Stenson and Marc Warren at Scandinavian Mixed; the Swede’s historic victory on the DP World Tour is her sixth world victory since turning professional last summer By Ali Stafford Last update: 06/12/22 6:25 p.m. Please use Chrome browser for more accessible video player […]]]>

Linn Grant finished the week 24 under and nine ahead of Henrik Stenson and Marc Warren at Scandinavian Mixed; the Swede’s historic victory on the DP World Tour is her sixth world victory since turning professional last summer

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Highlights from day four of the Mixed Scandinavian Open where Linn Grant made history by becoming the first woman to win on the DP World Tour

Highlights from day four of the Mixed Scandinavian Open where Linn Grant made history by becoming the first woman to win on the DP World Tour

Linn Grant became the first female winner in DP World Tour history after claiming a dominating nine-stroke win at Scandinavian Mixed in Sweden.

The 22-year-old, already a two-time Ladies European Tour winner this season, picked up the biggest win of her career at an event where 78 women and 78 men from the DP World Tour play on the same course for a prize. funds.

Grant took a two-shot lead on the final day at Halmstad Golf Club and never relinquished control on a special Sunday, hitting five of his first six holes on his way to a brilliant bogey-free 64 at home .

Linn Grant celebrated historic success at Scandinavian Mixed

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Linn Grant celebrated historic success at Scandinavian Mixed

Linn Grant celebrated historic success at Scandinavian Mixed

The Swede finished the week under 24, nine ahead of Scotsman Marc Warren and tournament co-host Henrik Stenson, with a total of 14 shots from Grant better than closest female challenger Gabriella Cowley.

Playing alongside Jason Scrivener, Grant – who only turned pro last summer – got off to a dream start with back-to-back birdies and extended the advantage overnight by firing a brilliant tee shot to put set up a short-range gain in the fourth.

Grant went up and down just before the green to take advantage of the fifth par five and added another birdie to the next to go five under after just six holes, before negotiating the next three holes without a problem to reach the 31 turn.

A six-foot birdie on the 10th and a two-putt gain on the par-five 11th took Grant further away from the chasing pack, with another two-putt birdie on the par-five 14th taking him nine clear with four to play.

Grant was unable to take advantage of birdie opportunities on the 15th and 17th, with a par two-putt on the last earning a career-changing hit and tying the lowest round of the week.

“I have not seen it [the lead] to the 13th green, where the screen was, and it was a bit [of a shock]”, admitted Grant. “I thought maybe three or four ahead, but when I saw eight, I was like I could take a breather and go on and do my thing.

Sweden's Linn Grant makes history with win in Scandinavian Mixed and says she hopes her achievement will help raise the profile of women's golf

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Sweden’s Linn Grant makes history with win in Scandinavian Mixed and says she hopes her achievement will help raise the profile of women’s golf

Sweden’s Linn Grant makes history with win in Scandinavian Mixed and says she hopes her achievement will help raise the profile of women’s golf

“I just hope people will recognize women’s golf more, that sponsors will go to the Ladies European Tour and hopefully that will energize the women’s game a bit more.”

When asked how much of a motivator the thought of beating the men was, Grant added: “Of course that was the most important thing! It’s a nice feeling and all week I’m I just felt it was girls versus guys and whoever.” picked up the trophy represented that side of the pitch.”

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Warren charged the field on the final day with a bogey-free 65, with Stenson joining him on 15 under after a birdie on the final hole. Scrivener tied for fourth with Spaniard Santiago Tarrio and Dutchman Darius van Driel, about 10 strokes behind Grant.

Sorenstam: Grant’s victory shows the quality of the women’s game

Grant only turned pro last summer but already has three LET titles to her name and six in the world, with tournament co-host Annika Sorenstam backing her compatriot for more success in the future.

“What a performance!” said Sorenstam. “I’m so excited and so happy for Linn. She played really well, running away from the field, but it was nice to see her and play really solid golf. This golf course is not like she has. make believe !

Annika Sorenstam hails Linn Grant's performance after she made history with Scandinavia Mixed win on DP World Tour

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Annika Sorenstam hails Linn Grant’s performance after she made history with Scandinavia Mixed win on DP World Tour

Annika Sorenstam hails Linn Grant’s performance after she made history with Scandinavia Mixed win on DP World Tour

“It shows that we can play against each other in fair competition and hopefully we can use that and people see the quality of women’s golf – Linn couldn’t prove it any other way.

“Coming to Sweden and having this tournament and having a Swedish winner at home doesn’t get much better than that! We’re all about entertainment, having fun and offering something special and I think Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed definitely did it.”

On whether Grant could become a new star in women’s football, Sorenstam added: “I hope so. I got to know Linn a bit, she played some of the Annika Foundation events, but she has really blossomed over the last year and a half or so.

“I played with her the first two days and she was very impressive. She hit high, long and didn’t really make many mistakes. To be that aggressive on the greens you need a bit of experience . I know she won recently, but she’s pretty new to the winner’s circle.”

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Maya Erskine Relived Her Most Embarrassing Moments in ‘PEN15’ – Deadline https://tunalifotograf.com/maya-erskine-relived-her-most-embarrassing-moments-in-pen15-deadline/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/maya-erskine-relived-her-most-embarrassing-moments-in-pen15-deadline/ Reminiscing about seventh grade stories, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman were so amused by their own memories that in 2019, the close friends created PEN15, a comedy series where Erskine and Konkle, then 32, portray their semi-autobiographical college journeys. Little did the audience know that through the eyes of two teenagers, they would […]]]>

Reminiscing about seventh grade stories, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman were so amused by their own memories that in 2019, the close friends created PEN15, a comedy series where Erskine and Konkle, then 32, portray their semi-autobiographical college journeys. Little did the audience know that through the eyes of two teenagers, they would be taught a lesson in the relevance of teenage issues and emotions. “At the time we were designing it, we were going to these parties and it felt like we were back in college,” Erskine says. “We had a revelation that the 13-year-old inside of you is still here.” Here, Erskine talks about the catharsis of stepping back in time and why it was time to say goodbye to herself.

DEADLINE: When you announced the end of the series after its second season, it was met with deep sadness. Did you expect this reaction?

MAYA ERSKINE: No, I didn’t. I think I also felt a deep sadness, even though it was our decision. Then, hearing other people be sad about it, only amplified how we felt about it. It was as if the grieving and mourning had started then. But I think with the reactions of the public, we never expect any. Even when the show first came out, I think we were very scared of how people were going to react – if people were even going to watch it. You simply cannot predict what the reactions will be. So it was very comforting that people were sad about it.

DEADLINE: Does it make you think for a second about doing more?

ERSKINE: Nope. We had always seen it as three seasons. Yes, it’s technically two seasons, but we consider it three because there are three different story arcs and three different chapters. Also, because it’s seventh year forever, there were a few things [to consider]: How long can this be in the story, and just have the restraint to say, “This is where the story ends.” But also, practically speaking, children all age. Many factors played into this decision, but I’m happy with how it ended up.

DEADLINE: Take us back to when you, Anna and Sam came up with the idea. What stood out about seventh grade and what did you want to say with the show?

ERSKINE: In the beginning, especially with Anna and Sam, a lot of the stories that made us die of laughter were always from this age. We would comment on not having really seen anything so authentically portrayed on television. Welcome to the dollhouse is something we always refer to as our beacon of truth in college. This movie is amazing. But other than that, we hadn’t really seen an honest, R-rated portrayal of that era. That’s what we kept coming back to. Then, when we were in our twenties, it felt like a second adolescence. When we were designing it, we were so insecure. We went to these parties and felt like we were back in college. It was really a funny time. I still feel like that sometimes. We had an epiphany that, “Oh, it never leaves you.” That 13 year old me inside of you is still there. The first time you were embarrassed, the first time you were heartbroken, it was inside of you. It was like the only thing we wanted to write about.

Maya Erskin in Hulu’s hit comedy PEN15.
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DEADLINE: The tone deepened considerably in the second season. Was that always the intention?

ERSKINE: I don’t know if that was the intention from the beginning. I think we always thought it would just be one season, so let’s put it all in there. And then when it worked well, and we had a second season, time passed. We had grown a little. I think we had evolved a little in our tastes and it naturally went towards this tone. But there was a lot of talk about not wanting to escape too far from how this show was in the beginning. How to keep the essence, but go further and play with the tone?

DEADLINE: How do you get back into the emotions of a 13-year-old kid? All these feelings are so intense in PEN15.

ERSKINE: Because they are. It’s opera. This age is life or death. If you’re wearing the wrong tank top, it could spell the end of your year. I remember having such a deep emotional reaction to something that now I can look back and laugh, but back then it was so important. You also go through such massive transformations, physically and mentally at this age, that everything is out of whack and extreme. I would say, in terms of acting, when we started acting at that age, it was hard to fit in, and then we didn’t want to leave that age. It’s funny because it’s a paradox; you’re so insecure and self-aware at this age, but you’re also totally capable of being free and unapologetic with your emotions, with your best friend, your mother, you can scream, you can do n anything. So being able to play all of that was very liberating and comfortable.

DEADLINE: What was the challenge at the start? How does it feel to literally step back into your 13-year-old body?

ERSKINE: Physically it was very uncomfortable because we had to tie our boobs and we had to wear these low rise jeans that bring out the belly and all those things that naturally make you so uncomfortable. Our goal was that we didn’t want it to look like a sketch. We wanted to try to make it as real as possible. So there was a lot of fear in how to authentically portray that age, let alone your version of yourself at that age. It was a big challenge. And then we fell into it naturally. It also helps that we write, because then we could change things if it didn’t work for us.

DEADLINE: Is it worth being around real 13-year-olds?

ERSKINE: Absolutely. Oh my god, we learned so much from them. All the little behaviors. We just watched the way they touched their hair or hid behind their hands and bellies a bit. All of those things were so instructive and how cliques would form and friendships would form. It was very helpful.

DEADLINE: It’s interesting how you filmed the kissing scenes, using stunt doubles. It’s something that takes a lot of thought, I guess.

ERSKINE: Tons. We talked about it for hours. When we were writing these things, we always made sure that we knew beforehand how we were going to shoot. It was never a “day off” thing. We listed it so we know: “You’re going to do a close-up of Anna first, then Brendan. And then the two shots, they’ll start to get closer, but we’ll cut before you even get close. It was always about protecting the child and also protecting the audience, not wanting the audience to be removed in any way from the story, being able to watch comfortably, not worrying, but also to feel realistic. It was hard.

From left to right, Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine.
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DEADLINE: How autobiographical is it in terms of stories?

ERSKINE: I would say 70 to 80%. Everything stems from something that happened. The last season is less so, but the first season was quite autobiographical. The other thing is that Anna and I weren’t friends in middle school. We didn’t know each other. So we take from our lives, but we create a new story from that to join both mine and Anna’s stories.

DEADLINE: What are some of the stories from your own life that you were looking forward to including?

ERSKINE: Impatient, I don’t know. But definitely the story where my pad flew off – it happened, but not at a slumber party. It happened on stage, actually, but I always wanted to include that because it was such an embarrassing time in my life. The masturbation story, I wasn’t looking forward to including it, but I’m so thankful we did. It was so important for us to release it. Doing “Yuki” wasn’t real life, but there were things in this episode that came from my real life or my mom’s real life.

DEADLINE: How did the decision to choose your own mother, Mutsuko Erskine, come about?

ERSKINE: We were doing auditions, and no one wanted to audition for [the show]. People were canceling when they read the sides. They said, “No, we don’t send our children there. What is this?” Also, I couldn’t find any genuine Japanese woman. It was something that was really important to me. Then it just happened. I would put my mom in my movie She wasn’t great, but what if I could get her to say a few lines? She might be able to. It was kind of a joke at first. I still have all of her auditions on my phone and they’re crazy, but it’s only two lines and she ends up succeeding. And then we were like, okay, let’s do this. And she just blossomed before our eyes.

DEADLINE: What is it like to re-examine the relationship between your mother and your teenage self, as an adult?

ERSKINE: At first it was so meta. I was on set early on, getting mad at my mom, while I, Maya, was trying to say, “Mom, no, you gotta hit that target and say the line when I say that.” I start talking to her like I’m a 13 year old, but I’m Maya. My brother was the editor of the show and he hated his life when he edited our scenes, because he was like, “Your moaning traumatizes me, and I never want to hear it again. But I think when I directed her, it was the most transformative experience we had as mother and daughter. I really got to see my mom as that woman and not just my mom, and it was a crazy experience for me. I did half of it before the pandemic, the other half after, and I became a mother after that. It just added so much depth to how I see everything in this episode. It was special.

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DEADLINE: Is there catharsis in reliving your most embarrassing moments?

ERSKINE: Yeah. I mean there’s catharsis in all of this, really. The embarrassing moments you can laugh at and walk away from. It’s no longer embarrassing. But the sad moments, the moments when my heart was broken, it was crazy that I still felt so devastated filming it. It was surprising to me. I didn’t think these emotions were so close to the surface.

DEADLINE: And what are you currently working or writing on?

ERSKINE: I’m about to film Mr and Mrs Smith. I’m here in New York to do this for the next seven months.

DEADLINE: What excites you about this new project?

ERSKINE: What is exciting is that it is very different from PEN15. He’s a very different character. I’m just playing in there, so I can take a break from all three roles, because that was really the biggest job of my life. I think it will always be difficult, it will just be different. I really have to get into the feminine part of myself. I got stuck in that part of myself and enjoyed it so much. It’s out of my comfort zone, playing a woman, like a women. I hope I can do it.

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Zeneta Everhart, mother of Buffalo shooting victim, recounts violence in Congress, racism personifies America https://tunalifotograf.com/zeneta-everhart-mother-of-buffalo-shooting-victim-recounts-violence-in-congress-racism-personifies-america/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:16:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/zeneta-everhart-mother-of-buffalo-shooting-victim-recounts-violence-in-congress-racism-personifies-america/ Placeholder while loading article actions The mother of a man who was among those shot dead in last month’s mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store offered powerful testimony before Congress on Wednesday about how ‘America is inherently violent’ and warned lawmakers who oppose tougher gun laws after a series of shootings across the country. […]]]>
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The mother of a man who was among those shot dead in last month’s mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store offered powerful testimony before Congress on Wednesday about how ‘America is inherently violent’ and warned lawmakers who oppose tougher gun laws after a series of shootings across the country. .

Zeneta Everhart, the mother of 21-year-old Zaire Goodman, who was injured but survived the racially charged attack on Tops supermarket on May 14, testified before the House Oversight Committee about how the Buffalo massacre and the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Tex., and Tulsa reflected what the United States has been in terms of gun violence. She spoke about her son’s injuries and invited lawmakers to come to her home to see the damage up close if they didn’t act on gun laws.

“To lawmakers who feel we don’t need tougher gun laws, let me paint a picture: my son Zaire has a hole in the right side of his neck, two in his back, and another in the left leg caused by an explosive bullet from an AR-15,” said Everhart, who paused to describe her son’s injuries. “As I clean his wounds, I can feel pieces of that bullet in his back. Shrapnel will remain inside his body for the rest of his life. Now I want you to imagine this exact scenario for one of your children.

She added, “This shouldn’t be your story or mine.”

Everhart chastised lawmakers who have opposed common-sense gun laws because of their personal feelings or beliefs.

“As an elected official, it is your duty to draft legislation that protects Zaire and all the children and citizens of this country,” she said. “You are elected because you were chosen and trusted to protect us. But let me tell you here today, I don’t feel protected.

Everhart, who is black, also testified that racism and violence were linked – “My ancestors brought to America through the slave trade were America’s first currency” – and told lawmakers that “the America is inherently violent.”

“This is who we are as a nation,” said Everhart, director of diversity and inclusion for New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (D). “I continually hear after every mass shooting that this is not who we are as Americans and as a nation. Listen to me clearly: this is exactly who we are.”

Everhart is among the group of survivors and family members of victims of the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings testifying Wednesday about gun violence in America. The parents of a 10-year-old student killed at Robb Elementary School demanded that lawmakers ban military-style assault rifles like the one used at Uvalde, while 11-year-old Miah Cerrillo described in a pre-recorded video how she had smeared her best friend’s rifle. blood on herself and played dead as a gunman rampaged through her classroom last month.

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Senators are calling for patience amid talks on a legislative package that could include the first major federal gun restrictions in three decades, as well as school safety and mental health provisions. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) said his chamber would vote “in the near future,” while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) , noted that it was “far too early” to predict. how many Republicans might eventually arrive. The top Democratic negotiator, Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.), was upbeat Tuesday after briefing President Biden on the talks.

“Every day we get closer to a deal, not further,” Murphy said.

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The national debate over tougher gun laws continues days after Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old accused in connection to the Buffalo killings, was charged with 25 counts, including domestic terrorism and murder as a hate crime. Authorities say the suspected white supremacist targeted the Tops supermarket in the predominantly black neighborhood because of his hatred for minorities, fueled by an obsession with conspiracy theories proliferating on the internet.

On June 8, gun violence witnesses, family members and others testified before Congress about mass shootings, including those in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. (Video: Blair Guild/The Washington Post)

Gendron, who police say traveled three hours from his home in Conklin, NY, to target black people with his Bushmaster XM-15 rifle, allegedly posted a screed online revealing a paranoid obsession with a racist conspiracy theory claiming that white Americans are intentionally replaced by non-white immigrants.

If convicted of hate-motivated domestic terrorism, Gendron faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. Gendron pleaded not guilty.

Goodman, then 20, was working at Tops when Gendron killed 10 people at the store last month, Everhart said CNN. His mother said her son called her from the parking lot and told her he had been shot while helping a woman with groceries.

During its almost nine minutes testimony On Wednesday, Everhart reminded lawmakers how Gendron received a shotgun as a gift when he was 16.

“The 18-year-old terrorist who burst into my community armed with an AR-15, killing 10 people and injuring three others, received a shotgun from his parents on his 16th birthday. For 16-year-olds from Zaire , I bought him some video games, headphones, a pizza and a cake, “she says. “We are not the same.

Everhart thanked the many people who sent her son and family support nearly a month after the mass shooting. But she stressed that thoughts and prayers could only go so far without action from lawmakers.

“I also tell you today, with my heart full of the outpouring of love you have given us all so freely, your thoughts and prayers are not enough,” she said. “We need you to be with us in the days, weeks, months and years to come, and be ready to go to work and help us create the change this country desperately needs.”

Everhart argued that part of the change should be made in the classroom and called for the inclusion of African American history in the curriculum of the American education system.

“We cannot continue to whitewash education and create generations of children to believe that one race of people is better than the other,” she said. “Our differences should make us curious, not angry.”

Everhart’s testimony appeared to anger Republicans on the House Oversight Panel as she began to discuss her belief that America was created on the shoulders of hate and white supremacy that continues to target the black community.

As Everhart discussed education and the need to teach black history, which Republicans have called “critical race theory” — an academic construct examining the consequences of systemic racism that is not taught in K-12 classrooms — Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) leaned back in his chair before rolling his eyes. Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) said, “Oh my God.”

Near the end of her testimony, Everhart quoted author Charles M. Blow from her 2021 book, “The devil you know: A Black Power Manifesto.” Everhart testified that the goal was “not to impose a new racial hierarchy but to suppress an existing one”.

“After centuries of waiting for white majorities to overthrow white supremacy, because it is, to me, the onus is on black people to do it themselves,” Everhart said at the end of his testimony. “And I stand ready.”

She then made a belated birthday wish to her son, who just turned 21.

“Zaire is for you, kid,” Everhart said. “Happy birthday.”

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Summerton mayor remembers his cousin, who was killed in a mass shooting at a graduation party https://tunalifotograf.com/summerton-mayor-remembers-his-cousin-who-was-killed-in-a-mass-shooting-at-a-graduation-party/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 01:18:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/summerton-mayor-remembers-his-cousin-who-was-killed-in-a-mass-shooting-at-a-graduation-party/ CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) – The community of St. Paul in Clarendon County is in mourning after a mass shooting at a graduation party left one dead and seven others injured. The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night at a home on St. Paul Road, along Highway 15 south, about three miles from […]]]>

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) – The community of St. Paul in Clarendon County is in mourning after a mass shooting at a graduation party left one dead and seven others injured.

The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night at a home on St. Paul Road, along Highway 15 south, about three miles from downtown Summerton.

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office investigators said two cars pulled up in front of the house, started shooting, then drove off.

Deputies are still looking for suspects and motives, but Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said it appears to be gang-related. He said these acts of violence must stop and that innocent children and adults suffer the consequences.

Audrionna Kind, 32, affectionately known as Tutu, was shot and killed during the graduation party.

According to a family spokesperson, Kind hosted the party for one of her family members who graduated from Scott’s Branch High School.

Tony Junious, Mayor of Summerton and one of Kind’s cousins, said he was heartbroken that Kind’s five children are now left to grow up without their mother following the incident, an incident which , according to him, could have been avoided.

“I just don’t see how people would have the heart to really take action to do something like this when children and innocent lives are involved,” he said.

Seven other people were injured in the shooting. The sheriff’s office said six of the injured were minors, ages 12 to 17. A 36-year-old man was also injured.

Junious said his family and the whole community were devastated by the incident and the loss of Kind.

“Tutu was a loving and kind person,” he said. “Anything she could have done for you, she would reach for it and go above and beyond to do whatever she had to to help you in so many ways. One good thing we loved about Tutu , if Tutu had something she had to say to you personally, however she said it, she’ll say what she had to say and be done with it, but at the end of the day , she would always come back and show you that kind of love she always has.

Deputies are working to determine whether shots were fired at specific people, or just randomly into the crowd of more than 150 people. Upon arrival, the deputies recovered more than 60 casings.

Junious said the incident took the whole community by surprise. He said the town of Summerton recently held a revival to promote prayer and peace in the community.

Following this shooting, Junious said he heard from several citizens reluctant to organize any type of community event. Some, he said, have taken steps to cancel graduation party plans.

Although St. Paul is outside the city limits of Clarendon, Junious said he will continue to work with religious leaders and the city manager in an effort to make the city and its surrounding community safer.

Junious said he was confident this tight-knit community would bounce back.

“As I speak I hold back tears and emotion because Tutu was a close family member to us, a cousin that everyone loved, everyone could relate to and communicate with. So it’s heartbreaking, but at the end of the day, at some point, God will give us the strength to heal, to come together as one, and to bring this community closer together than it’s ever been. previously.

A GoFundMe was established by Kind’s cousin, Alonso Felder, to pay for his funeral expenses and support his children.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about this case to contact their office directly at 803-435-4414.

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‘She Was My Sweet Girl’: Remembering the Victims of the Uvalde Shooting https://tunalifotograf.com/she-was-my-sweet-girl-remembering-the-victims-of-the-uvalde-shooting/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 09:00:26 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/she-was-my-sweet-girl-remembering-the-victims-of-the-uvalde-shooting/ Eliahna “Ellie” Garcia, 9 years old Eliahna “Ellie” Garcia was just days away from turning 10. Her father, Steven Garcia, was looking forward to DJing Ellie’s birthday party this summer. On Facebook, he described her as “a doll and was the happiest ever”. “We miss her,” he said. Uziyah Garcia, 10 years old Uziyah Garcia […]]]>

Eliahna “Ellie” Garcia was just days away from turning 10.

Her father, Steven Garcia, was looking forward to DJing Ellie’s birthday party this summer. On Facebook, he described her as “a doll and was the happiest ever”.

“We miss her,” he said.

Uziyah Garcia had moved to Uvalde to live with Nikki and Brett Cross, her aunt and uncle, just in time for the start of the school year. He enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, the virtual reality game Gorilla Tag, and Fortnite. His favorite after-school snack was a Nutella sandwich with blue Takis, which he tried to persuade others to try.

“He was goofy, he liked to make you laugh,” Ms Cross said. “He liked to make everyone laugh.”

Uziyah, or Uzi for short, would have liked to be a professional gamer or YouTuber. But he also expressed an interest in becoming a police officer, as he wanted to help people.

He was delighted to have a teacher at Robb, Arnulfo Reyes, and he talked about him all the time, they said. A few days after the shooting, they retrieved her belongings from the classroom. Among his belongings was a portrait he had drawn of Mr. Reyes, who had been seriously injured in the attack.

Amerie Jo Garza was a friendly 10-year-old girl who loved Play-Doh.

Her father, Alfred Garza III, describes her as “full of life, pleasant, always smiling”. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at dinner time, in the playground, and during recess. “She was very outgoing,” he said. “She talked to everyone.

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