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Asics LA Marathon 30th Edition 2015

23rd Miles Marker at 30th Annual LA Marathon. All Photos by Full Image 360 / Jevone Mooe
23rd Miles Marker at 30th Annual LA Marathon.  All Photos by Full Image 360 / Jevone Moore

Los Angeles, Ca – On one of the hottest days in the Los Angeles Marathon 30 year history the Kenyans swept for men and women. With temperatures in mid 90’s for most of the race, Daniel Limo and Ogla Kimaiyo battled through to be victories in overall race. In the US only competition Jared Ward, Blake Russell take home USATF Marathon Championship.
The ASICS LA Marathon is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, has been contested every year since 1986.

While there are no qualifying standards to be eligible to participate in the ASICS LA Marathon, runners wishing to receive an official time must successfully complete the course in 6.5 hours. To date there have been 481,487 official finishers. Los Angeles is a popular venue for novice marathoners, and on average 53 percent of the runners who make up the field are attempting a marathon for the first time.

The 53 percent of the field are the people like you, not professionals but love the thrill of running and experiencing that runners natural high. Being a Marathoner takes you to challenge your mindset to make sure your will is stronger than your body. There are so many different stories of how each runner made it to the course. Some lost a bet, a few were encouraged by friends, another group joined a training group like LA Leggers and trained last few months. But whatever their story is, they all have one goal to cross the finish line.

FI360news Peter 1In this 30th edition of the Stadium to the Sea, we followed the game day triumph of three races. First racer 52 year old Peter Burnett hails from New York via Jamaica but now resides in Los Angeles. A school teacher / track coach in Compton School district by day and weekend warrior with over 20 marathon’s in his spare time. Burnett has been running for years with a group of guys Saturday mornings at 5am before the sun comes shining out. Then during the week more speed and power training on the well known Stocker hill in the Baldwin Hills area. Burnett was attacking this race at great pace averaging sub eight minute miles, at the 30K mark his project finish was estimated at 3:32:33. This is a race where anything can happen, Burnett began to feel sick and at the 22nd mile marker he had to be check by paramedics who said it wasn’t life threatening and it was his chose to go on and finish. His mind was stronger, willing his way to finish line with still a great time with break 4:06.

Racer May Hui all smiles at mile 23
Racer May Hui all smiles at mile 23

Second racer 42 year old female May Hui, originally from Needles, Ca now loving Los Angeles as a matchmaker and founder of Catch Matchmaking : http://catchmatchmaking.com . This was Hui 2nd LA Marathon that she tackled both with a friend Olivia Bias. They both joined the LA Leggers who is a popular, highly respected training group out of Santa Monica, Ca. The race is a time to have fun and enjoy the thrill and high of conquering the 26.2 miles course. We caught up with Hui just after the 23rd mile maker where she spotted me taking pictures on the course, “Jevone! Great to see you.” I sent my words of encouragement of you are almost there. Now with the race finished, Hui said “I Finished! Not a P.R. but Finished in 5:10:29. Pace 11:51.” So those words tell us this won’t be her last marathon race, P.R. look out Hui will be back.

Father and Son Mickey and Tee Barnes showing off Dads hardware.
Father Mickey and Son Tee Barnes showing off Dads hardware.

Third Racer 47 year old Mickey Barnes of Santa Monica, Ca. This was Barnes 6th LA Marathon, he started to run them when course first changed to the new route. The route change has been a great for the racers and Owner Frank McCourt (former owner of Los Angeles Dodgers). We caught up with Barnes on Bundy Dr. switching out his race shoes to his more comfortable training shoes. The minute he put them on a smile came upon his face. This change was made possible by a phone call to his family and made a spot on the course route to have a meet and greet. Barnes son Tee raced from the Mom’s car parked who knows how far down the blocks. Tee had everything need a few aspirin, a cold vitamin water and Dad’s previous five medals around his neck. The Barnes hope is to have his son run by his side for the next one in 2016, where Tee will be of age to register. Who knows how many marathon the legacy will produce when it’s all said and done.

So will you be added to the 53 percent of first time marathoners next year Sunday February 14th, 2016?

Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles 2nd Annual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards

BRPS Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards All Photos below by Full Image 360 / Jevone Moore
BRPS Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards All Photos below by Full Image 360 / Jevone Moore

LOS ANGELES, CA- The Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles (BPRS-LA), in conjunction with CBS Entertainment Diversity, celebrated four senior communications executives who have made significant contributions to the PR industry at the 2ndAnnual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards. The event was held on March 12, 2015 at CBS Studios Center in Studio City, Calif.

Honorees included Roslyn Bibby-Madison, vice president of media relations for FX Networks; Cassandra Butcher, vice president of national publicity for Fox Searchlight Pictures; Rita Cooper Lee, senior vice president of communications for WGN America and Tribune Studios, and Kenneth R. Reynolds, president/CEO of boutique agency Public Relations+. The ceremony included celebrity presenter actor Rocky Carroll, filmmaker John Singleton, and invited guests.

Named for the late African American public relations pioneer and co-founder of the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), the Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards recognize career achievements of professionals who continue her legacy through their tireless work and dedication to shaping a positive narrative for the global brands and clients they represent.

Honoree Roslyn Bibby-Madison with SVP of CBS Entertainment Diversity Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
Honoree Roslyn Bibby-Madison with SVP of CBS Entertainment Diversity Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

About Roslyn Bibby-Madison
Roslyn Bibby-Madison is Vice President of Media Relations for FX Networks and FX Productions, overseeing all aspects of publicity for hit series such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and American Horror Story,” organizing red carpet premiere events and assisting in the networks’ awards campaigns. She is also the lead publicist on the new FX miniseries franchise “American Crime Story” and its first installment: “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” In addition, she has served as co-lead publicist on “Justified” and assisted in the publicity campaigns for FX’s “The Americans,” “Archer,” “Tyrant” and “Louie” and FXX’s “You’re The Worst.” Bibby-Madison has been responsible for all aspects of planning and directing high-profile red carpet premiere events for FX Networks series since 2001. This role includes press outreach, red carpet planning and management, and accommodations for talent and special guests. She also plays an integral role in the promotion of FX Networks series for Emmy®, Golden Globe®and other awards, helping FX secure a basic cable record 45 Emmy Award nominations and 8 Emmy Awards in 2014, including four Emmys for “American Horror Story: Coven,” on which she served as lead publicist.

Honoree Cassandra Butcher with Filmmaker John Singleton
Honoree Cassandra Butcher with Filmmaker John Singleton

About Cassandra Butcher
Cassandra Butcher is Vice president, National Publicity, at FOX Searchlight Pictures where she develops and implements comprehensive publicity and promotional plans encompassing integrated marketing initiatives designed to penetrate and grow targeted markets. She also communicates with media, talent reps and management, internal departments, and vendors to coordinate overall publicity and promotional effort in accordance with corporate goals. Her projects have included “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Calvary, Belle,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Baggage Claim,” “Just Wright,” “Notorious,” “The Secret Life of Bees” and a host of others. Prior to joining Fox Searchlight, Butcher worked as a unit publicist for several years where she worked closely with several studios and filmmakers on projects like “Ray,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Something New,” “The Best Man,” “The Wood,” “Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Made Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Higher Learning,” and “Shaft.”

Honoree Rita Cooper Lee with her Boss Brannon Braga
Honoree Rita Cooper Lee with her Boss Brannon Braga

About Rita Cooper Lee
Rita Cooper Lee is Senior Vice President, Communications, WGN America and Tribune Studios, where she oversees press strategy, media relations and talent relations, as the cable network aggressively expands to become a destination for high-quality, original programming. In her role, Cooper Lee is leading the development and strategic implementation of publicity campaigns for the network’s breakout hit series “Salem,” critically acclaimed drama “Manhattan” and a slate of upcoming programming, including the Underground Railroad drama “Underground,” “Outsiders” and “Ten Commandments.” Prior to joining Tribune Media Company in 2013, she served as Vice President, Communications, Disney Channels, overseeing media relations campaigns for some of the most popular, globally recognized series and movies for kids and tweens, including “Phineas and Ferb,” “Teen Beach Movie” and Marvel properties. Previously, Cooper Lee was with Warner Bros. Entertainment for more than a decade, in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Director, Worldwide Public Relations, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, where she directed the global development and execution of public relations activities for multi-award-winning properties including “Harry Potter,” The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, and DC Comics’ Batman, Superman and Supergirl.

Honoree Kenneth R. Reynolds’ with BPRS-LA President Shawn Turner & Actor Rocky Carroll
Honoree Kenneth R. Reynolds’ with BPRS-LA President Shawn Turner & Actor Rocky Carroll

About Kenneth R. Reynolds
Kenneth R. Reynolds’ PR and marketing legacy includes a list of contemporary artists and icons spanning nearly 30 years; Aretha Franklin, Cheryl Lynn, Roy Ayers, Taj Mahal, Donna Summer, Barry White, Kool and the Gang, Cameo, Stephanie Mills, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and many others. Reynolds created the initial marketing plan that launched the career of pop diva Whitney Houston. He teamed with the popular group, LaBelle (Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and Patti LaBelle) over the years and when they returned to the studio after more than three decades to record the “Back to Now” CD, Reynolds served as one of the executive producers. Kenneth’s Entertainment company, PUBLIC RELATIONS+, has expanded to include production work with the Lang Lang Foundation, Co-Producer for the Black AIDS Institute’s “Heroes in the Struggle,” Event Director, 2015 AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) Awards and work with Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel and the Giving Back Corporation. He worked alongside Tony nominated, composer/arranger/conductor Harold Wheeler on several projects: “Celebrate the Dance,” “The Jackson Family Honors,” “There Are No Children Here” and the one woman show “Come Into My Life Hattie Winston.” Reynolds is also the Co-Creator, and Producer of the Los Angeles based Faith Awards for Faith, Hope and Love Unlimited.

For information on the Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles, visit www.bprsla.org

 

the work is finished

“The Work is Finished”

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.

That does NOT mean that we are to live any kind of life that we want to causing the Grace of God to be cheapened.

There are many who say: ‘Oh now that Christ has paid for all of my sins past, present, and future, I can do my thing and He will forgive me!” That is deception from the enemy, and is a mockery of the cross!

For the believer in Christ, yes Jesus did die for all of the sins that we have committed, and for every one that we will commit. In contrast, that should not at all make is to believe that we have a license to live any kind of way. It should rather bring us to our knees, and to tears to see and experience this great sacrifice and great love!

It should cause us to DESIRE to live for Him even more, and give of ourselves freely to others!

What an amazing gift of love, that He would give to you and I…

What a loving Father we have..

FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO TAKE ON MANNY PACQUIAO MAY 2

 

LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2015) – Sports fans will be treated to the fight that has captured the attention of the entire world when boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather steps into the ring to face eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao in an epic welterweight world championship unification bout. The much-anticipated mega-fight will take place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., the payper-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by SHOWTIME PPV® and HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.

Superstars Mayweather and Pacquiao, whose crossover appeal transcends the sport and has made them household names, will compete in an event that is expected to eclipse any and all pay-per-view, live gate and closed circuit records. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will rival legendary and memorable prizefights in the sport’s history such as the “Thrilla in Manila,” the “Rumble in the Jungle” and Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns.

“Since the fight was announced, the response from the public has been unbelievable, and it’s even more clear that this is the fight the fans want to see,” said Mayweather. “I’m grateful that Manny Pacquiao and I were able to make it happen. This will be the biggest event in the history of boxing. I can’t thank my team enough for their support from day one. I’m more motivated than ever to put on an unbelievable show, and I’ll be ready for May 2.”

“I will be ready for my date with destiny on May 2,” said Pacquiao. “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is their mandate. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.”

The fighters, promoters and network executives worked in close cooperation to ensure
that every detail was agreed upon and set in order to deliver this historic fight.

“This fight is what we’ve all been waiting for,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. We always say that we want to give the fans what they want, and on May 2 they will get just that. “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is the biggest event in the history of boxing, and we’re confident it will break all pay-per-view, live gate, and closed circuit records. Floyd has worked hard his whole career and controlled his own destiny to get to this point. Mayweather Promotions is excited for him and to be part of this extraordinary opportunity for everybody involved.”

“The whole world is eagerly awaiting this exciting battle,” said Hall of Fame promoter
Bob Arum of Top Rank “With the help of God, we will be triumphant.”

“Like boxing fans worldwide, we’re very excited that the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight has come to fruition,” said Richard Sturm, president of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host this championship fight at MGM Grand, home to the sport’s biggest events. This May weekend will prove to be one of the most electric weekends Las Vegas has ever experienced.”

Floyd MayweatherJr.  vs. Manny Pacquiao

So May 2nd will be a fight that we will all hope to remember….Who’s your pick?

NCAA – Women of Troy Blow out the Flames

Los Angeles, Ca – After a two week break from games the Women of Troy ( 3-2) showed no signs of rust in a impressive  20-6 win over the Liberty Flames (1-5). It’s still earlier in the lacrosse season still in non conference schedule but the Trojans  have had some tough games already.

They started the scoring barrage as earlier as 28:00 minutes left in half with a free position shot by captain midfielder Amanda Johansen. The Trojans had a goal scored by 11 different players in the game. The attack on Liberty just came from all over the place. Johansen personally accounted for three goals herself, two being 8 meters goals. She was very please with her teammates play, “We worked hard at practice to make sure we got ready for Liberty.”

The Trojans leading scorer in game was sophomore Attacker Michaela Michael who put in five goals. When asked why she thought the team and herself had so much success in this game Michael said, “We were ready for the zone defense and a lot of 8 footers so I had great looks (on goal).” The offense looked real fluid and the ball was moving in great rhythm, Michael said “Nice to be back at home verse being on the road last few games with the great weather.

Women's Lacrosse MPSFThe referees were a little relaxed in the game on calling fouls, which resulted in little more physical play.  The Trojans had few bumps delivered from Liberty around the arc. Coach Munday liked the performance of her team overall, “The girls were ready to play someone else after practicing against each other for the last two weeks.” Coach seemed to be most impressed by how the defense created offense. It’s was really special to hold Liberty best two scorers empty in the first half, they came into this contest both with 14 goals apiece. Munday also commented that their play between the 30’s with the midfield play was very sound.

Looking ahead into conference play in MPSF, the Trojans will have Cal Lady Bears. After today’s contest the Bears will have few more people to scout for because of the depth and scoring threats. They really showed how strong and deep the Women of Troy are this year playing over 30 players in this victory.

 

NBA – Clippers Win on #LawlerNight

Los Angeles, Ca – The Los Angeles Clippers (41-23) have a smooth night over the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-48) with 89-76 victory. They had just come home from playing Golden State yesterday afternoon on prime time but still had the energy to come out and play hard on Ralph #LawlerNight. Lawler not normally the star inside the arena but tonight he was.

NBAThe Clippers played a solid but not great game with four players scoring in double figures led by JJ Redick with 26. DeAndre Jordan battled hard down in paint with 20 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks, Timberwolves led by Adreian Payne with 16 points and 15 rebounds. These two giants for both teams look to impose their will on the glass when they could. Chris Paul looked to distribute the ball most of the night having 15 assist with 2 points on only 6 shots in game.

After the game Coach Doc Rivers of the Clippers was already answering questions about the upcoming road trip, “This next road trip will be hard. We have to be great defensively. We need to play like we played today or how we played in Chicago.” Now with only 18 games left in regular seasons it appears Golden State will win division, but Doc said “We rather be number one, but we are not going to be. When the Playoffs start we are all even. That is the way we look at it.”

Minnesota coach Filp Saunders chose not to play Kevin Garnett tonight and give him some rest. So it was up to the young guns who seemed to be out of steam. At this point in season the rookies have few off nights not use to going this deep in the number of games for a season. Tonight was their 62nd game, if Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins were still in college the max number of games is only 40 and this if they made it to NCAA championships game. Flip said, “I thought that Wiggins and LaVine, those guys, they look tired. Whether it’s the amount of minutes they played prior that’s catching up to them or what, but they didn’t seem to have the same energy that they’ve had.”

Zach LaVine driving past Robinson to the lane. Photos by Full Image 360 / Jevone Moore
Zach LaVine driving past Robinson to the lane. Photos by Full Image 360 / Jevone Moore

The Clippers are facing a lot of injures and need to get healthy fast for this stretch coming with playoffs just around the corner. The two ten day contracts Jordan Hamilton and Nate Robinson will need to make contributions fast to earn a spot on the post season roster. Blake Griffin looks to possible be back in action during the road trip with Jamal Crawford staying home and getting more treatment and rest. The Clippers will face off against Oklahoma City Thunder (35-28) Wednesday, March 11th at 5pm.

 

 

Phi Beta Sigma to Sponsor Documentary of Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis Congressman

Washington, DC- The John Lewis Documentary Project is much anticipated film documenting the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon, and a United States Congressman. Lewis is a profile in courage of a gentleman Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. proudly calls one its legendary members.

Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President and Micheal Cristal, International First Vice President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., will join a large bipartisan congressional delegation for a three-day civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama. Rep. John Lewis, D-GA., who has led the pilgrimage every year since 1998, will lead the march as it passes through Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Marion. On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Mason will be a part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches. In attendance will be President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush, Congressman John Lewis, and 95 members of Congress, community and faith leaders and ordinary citizens to  commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma for voting rights.

PBS lewisAs part of Phi Beta Sigma’s participation and to honor their fraternity brother Congressman John Lewis, the fraternity has announced the support for the John Lewis Documentary project which is directed by Stanley Nelson, who is among the nation’s foremost documentary filmmakers. Nelson is a multiple-prime-time Emmy winner, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and a host of other titles he directed for PBS as well as work for CNN and HBO.

John Lewis played a pivotal role in Selma. He was beaten and terrorized by the police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday.” It is to appreciate those individualism many of whom remain nameless and faceless, who sacrificed their careers, freedom, bodies, and indeed their lives, so that African Americans could cast their ballots free from discrimination or exclusionary measures that this march is being celebrated. The march commemorates Selma to celebrate the work of these activists and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As one of the sponsors of the documentary, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will receive prominent film credit. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s involvement in the film project on Congressman Lewis’ life is a continuation of the civil rights activities the 101 years old community service organization has been championing since its founding. Future generations of the organization’s members will be enriched Lewis’ leadership and legacy. Looking forward “Sigmas” can be proud of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. involvement in this historic documentary at this time in the United States history.

This documentary project will trace John Lewis’ life – from his boyhood in the Jim Crow South, to the front lines of the Civil Rights movement, to his work in Congress and leadership on international human rights and nonviolence issues. The life of John Lewis is a testament to virtue, humility, hard work, courage, faith, commitment and strength. His motivating personal journey reassures each of us that we can make a difference.

http://thejohnlewisdocumentary.com/home.html

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Thanks to my Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. for modified press release.

He Controls It With His Hands

‘He Controls It With His Hands’

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water,

He turns it whichever way He wants.”

Proverbs 21:1

The battle is the Lord’s! Again.. the battle is the Lord’s!

It doesn’t matter what they are trying to do to you, or the accusations they’ve thrown your way..in the end, you will win!

Pray that God will turn their hearts in your favor…

Their hearts may be hardened even harder than Pharaoh’s, but the king’s hearts are in His hands and He has the power to turn them whichever way He  pleases!

If He is allowing it to be this way for now, trust His plan…

If you don’t understand, and you are still wrestling.. trust His heart!

His intentions for you are good!

When it’s time, He will turn it for your good, and for His glory!

A Celebration of Life, Love & Charity

Birthday Boy Daniel Gibson and Brother K Ford Enjoying the Night. Photo by Full Image 360
Birthday Boy Daniel Gibson and Brother K Ford Enjoying the Night. Photo by Full Image 360

Beverly Hills Ca -A night of celebration with friends, family and fans for Daniel “Booby” Gibson that was titled “Booby’s World”. The theme of the night was Booby’s World, that had many subplots from NBA player, poet, and artist. The scene at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills had radio personality Tammi Mac & DJ Mal-Ski as master of ceremonies for the night.

The celebrities arrived at the red carpet that was full of photographers and video cameras looking to get few sound bites. This exclusive birthday party was in full swing once the birthday boy arrived in style with his brother K Ford and  few others. We were introduced to few of the entertainment signers and poets of the carpet earlier, which included Katelin Wagner (poet), Jasmine Williams (poet), & Amille (singer) to name a few.

Gibson now a NBA free agent this season has had time to enjoy and work on his poetry a true passion of his. This is big part of Booby’s World, the party attendees was treated to few old school songs from 1986 then 2004 which were big years for Gibson. The poetry of spoken word was delivered throughout  the lineup. Grammy nominated singer Antonique Smith graced the stage for few songs topped by leading the crowd in singing to the man of the hour Happy Birthday.

 

The night was truly a celebration that made Gibson keep a smile on his face all night. The Houston native spoke to crowded from his heart and then shared his gift of poetry and song.  For the folks that hadn’t seen this side of the NBA player now had a greater insight into what is “Booby’s World”

 

For more info please contact PR Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates

Renewed Strength

‘RENEWED STRENGTH’

Your strength shall be renewed day by day like morning dew.”

-Psalm 110:3

Today you woke up with brand new mercies..

Today is a day that you have never seen before. Yesterday is a memory of the past, and there is absolutely nothing that you can change that happened yesterday.

There are people waiting for the exchange of words that you will have with them today.

Make sure you add to their lives. Make sure to say something uplifting, and encouraging. Don’t let them leave your presence the same way they were once they encountered you today.

Be God’s hands, feet, and lips today..

You have a fresh start today to get things done that you may have left undone yesterday.

Take advantage of this moment, and make it a good one..

You have everything you need for this day to happen! You are prepared.. Go make history!

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