Public raise €40000 to send home terminally ill Polish mother

first_imgFacebook Twitter A FUNDRAISING campaign launched by friends and family of a 27-year-old Polish mother has raised over €40,000 to grant her dying wish to return to her home town in Poland. Marta Salacka, who lives in Castleconnell with her husband Mariusz and four-year-old son Nicodem, was diagnosed with terminal leukaemia in recent weeks. The young mother had undergone chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed in the spring, however her condition deteriorated and doctors recently broke the news that there was nothing more they could do.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Her friend, Monika Habrych, who helped organise the appeal, told the Limerick Post: “The doctors said it would be a matter of weeks if she didn’t do the chemotherapy; months if she did. Her last wish is to go home to her parents’ house in Poland. If she started chemotherapy here, she wouldn’t be able to leave Ireland.”Marta’s friends had initially aimed to raise €20,000 to cover the cost of an air ambulance to fly her to Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland, however over the last week, money flooded into a special account set up for the fund.The remaining money will be used to pay for her treatment in Poland.Monika revealed: “The good news is that we have now enough money to send Marta home with the air ambulance. I don’t know when she will fly as the family is still waiting for some answers from the Polish doctors. I’d say they might leave at the end of this week or early next week.”She added: “We are still collecting all the money so I don’t have the exact amount but it’s approximately €40,000. I just hope there will be miracle and something else can be done for her.”Monika paid tribute to the generosity of the Irish and Polish public over the course of the campaign.“I don’t think we would be able to achieve such a success in Poland. Irish people and Polish who are now in Ireland are great. I had people ringing me from Holland, England, Germany and Austria. Everyone was very nice and helpful. It really makes me happy to know that people are so good and helpful”, she said. Print Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsPublic raise €40000 to send home terminally ill Polish motherBy admin – October 24, 2012 554 Linkedin Email Previous articleMan pleads guilty to dangerous driving resulting in death of 16-year-oldNext articleCity rental scam alert adminlast_img read more

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Varavara Rao, Speaker Of Truth To Power; Eminent Scholars From All Over The World Seek Release Of Varvara Rao And All Other Bhima Koregaon Accused [Read Statement]

first_imgNews UpdatesVaravara Rao, Speaker Of Truth To Power; Eminent Scholars From All Over The World Seek Release Of Varvara Rao And All Other Bhima Koregaon Accused [Read Statement] Nitish Kashyap20 July 2020 10:39 PMShare This – xA total of one hundred and forty five eminent scholars and academicians from around the world have appealed for the immediate release of 81-year-old Telugu poet, literary critic Varavara Rao, who tested positive for Covid-19 and has been accused of inciting caste-based violence at Bhima Koregaon which took place on January 1, 2018 along with 10 other activists and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA total of one hundred and forty five eminent scholars and academicians from around the world have appealed for the immediate release of 81-year-old Telugu poet, literary critic Varavara Rao, who tested positive for Covid-19 and has been accused of inciting caste-based violence at Bhima Koregaon which took place on January 1, 2018 along with 10 other activists and academicians. Philosopher and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky, who is also Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics emeritus, MIT, english economist Barbara Harriss White, Emeritus Professor and Fellow Wolfson College, Oxford University and Dr Hugo Gorringe, Co-Director Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK are amongst the 145 eminent scholars who have sought immediate release of all the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. The statement reads- “Varavara Rao, poet, writer, activist and long-time speaker of truth to power has been imprisoned for two years now, along with ten other scholar-activists. They have been charged with inciting violence in Bhima Koregaon, a charge widely regarded as false, and over the past two years the government has failed to bring the charges to court and start the trial. Conditions in the jails in which these prisoners of conscience have been kept are said to be unhealthy and the threat of spread of infection has grown. Mr Rao, who is 80 years old*, has now tested positive for COVID-19 and is seriously ill with several comorbidities. His condition suggests clear neglect of his health by the authorities. We join other international scholars in appealing for the immediate release of Varavara Rao and the other Elgar Parishad activists.” *Rao is 81-years-old, as confirmed by his immediate family. Rao’s lawyers have filed applications seeking bail on multiple occasions on medical grounds but it has been rejected every single time. The octogenarian was also arrested during the Emergency imposed in 1975 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, under the Maintenance of internal Security Act (MISA) on charges of inciting violence through his writing. Along with journalist and human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, lawyer and unionist Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and dalit rights activist Surendra Gadling, activist Sudhir Dhawale, activist Rona Wilson, Assistant Professor Of English at Nagpur University Shoma Sen, tribal rights activist Mahesh Raut, academic Vernon Gonsalves, scholar and writer Anand Teltumbde, lawyer and activist Arun Ferreira and Rao have all been accused of having maoist links and booked under the newly amended and more stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Rao who was shifted to Nanavati Hospital from the state run St.George’s hospital on Sunday, reportedly fell at St.George’s and injured his head severely. But the family was not informed about the said incident and got to know from newspaper reports. In a press release today, Rao’s family demanded directions to the hospital administration or prison administration to provide transparent, official updates on his health and the line of treatment being administered to him on a regular basis once or twice in a day as long as he is in the hospital.Click Here To Download Statement[Read Statement]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Syracuse hires Allen Griffin as assistant coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After rumors swirled earlier this week about a new coaching hire, Syracuse officially announced Allen Griffin will join head coach Jim Boeheim’s staff as an assistant coach.Griffin filled the vacancy left open by former head-coach designate Mike Hopkins, who left to become Washington’s head coach. Like Hopkins, Griffin will coach the centers. He spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Dayton, but returns to the school where he played from 1997-2001 and served as an administrative assistant in 2003 and 2004.“We are fortunate to be able to add someone of Allen’s caliber to our program,” Boeheim said in a press release. “In addition to the great familiarity he has with Syracuse basketball, he owns valuable experience gained coaching with other programs.“… Allen’s a proven national recruiter and he coached the big men at Dayton. He is a great fit for our staff.”CBS Sports reported that Griffin would be hired as SU’s newest assistant on Sunday afternoon. Later that evening, Syracuse said that it hadn’t made any hires yet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn his senior season with the Orange, Griffin averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists per game as a captain and starting point guard. After leaving his post as an administrative assistant to Boeheim, Griffin took his first coaching job as an assistant at St. Francis (New York) College in 2005. He then coached at Providence and Hofstra before joining Dayton’s staff.“I can’t express how excited I am to be back at Syracuse,” Griffin said. “It was a real honor to play for a Hall of Fame coach in Coach Boeheim and I feel the same way about being a member of his staff.“I love Syracuse. I’ve enjoyed the places and people I’ve worked with in the past but I’ve always hoped I’d get the opportunity to come back. It’s like home to me.” Comments Published on April 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

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Letterkenny group plants the seeds to end the scourge of polio

first_imgPolio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease usually affecting children under 5 years of age for which there is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. It can be spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. Though the disease is eradicated from most of the countries, it still affects some of the most marginalized sections and poorest people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.In spite of the success, if we fail to completely eradicate this highly infectious disease, there is a good possibility of it reappearing in the coming decades. Therefore the main purpose of World Polio Day in October is to celebrate this great achievement but continue to spread the word, not the disease. However, until we end Polio forever with vaccinations, every child remains at risk.The Rotary Club in Letterkenny are delighted to be involved in supporting the Polio Campaign and were busy last October planting Purple Crocus corms in Ballymalcool Park adjacent to where the 2017 bulbs were planted near Ballymacool House.The purple colour is symbolic with the colour of the Polio vaccine used by volunteers, and the Purple Crocus is used by Rotarians worldwide raising awareness on the Rotary fight against Polio.This work was completed in association with Town Gardener David Donnelly and his staff and thanks to them for their dedication. The signage is now complete thanks to Joe Bonnar Metalcrafts Ltd for their support in this regard, which was unveiled today 9th April, with Mark Patton, Bonar Metalcrafts in attendance, David Donnelly (Town Gardener) & some of his dedicated crew, as well as Rotary Club President Sharon Black & fellow Rotarians.It is intended to enlarge the Crocus area on an annual basis, which will remain a symbolic reminder to us all of the ‘End Polio’ campaign for many years to come.Letterkenny group plants the seeds to end the scourge of polio was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennypolioRotary Clublast_img read more

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What Does Technology Have to Do With Beauty and Wellness? More Than You Might Think

first_imgBrad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Follow the Puck Tags:#Amazon#beauty#interview#Lyft#nu skin#tech#tech innovation#tech transformation#technology#Uber#wellness How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Technology is often viewed as the realm of software developers and smart home experts, but companies of every type benefit from technological advances. Some — like beauty and wellness — may not be obvious centers of tech transformation, but they’re home to some of the most unique applications of technology.For this reason, I interviewed Ryan Napierski, who currently serves as Nu Skin’s president and a member of Nu Skin’s executive committee. Prior to his current appointment, he served as president of global sales and operations, president of Nu Skin’s North Asia region, and president of Nu Skin Japan.1. In your Silicon Slopes interview, you described Nu Skin as both a human empowerment company and a technology company. Why do you use those terms, given that Nu Skin sells beauty products?I think there’s a misconception that a technology company has to sell software. Nu Skin offers a variety of beauty devices that were developed by our in-house scientist, who used innovative technology — but the real reason I call us a tech company is how we use it in our customer journey. Not long ago, I sat down with my customer experience team to map it all out. At every touchpoint of our customer experience, we use technology. How we acquire new customers, how we transact with them, how we communicate with them — it’s all driven by technology. It’s true, of course, that virtually every company today uses tech. The difference is that, for us, technology is a way to spread opportunity rather than take it away from people. 2. You mentioned that Nu Skin is using technology to spread opportunity rather than take it away. What do you mean by that? How does Nu Skin’s use of technology differ from, say, Uber’s?If you look at the majority of companies in the opportunity economy, you’ll see that they’re using people to improve their technology, rather than the other way around. I’ll use Uber and Lyft as examples. They’ve already stated in their long-term strategic direction documents that autonomous vehicles will be key to their success and scale. By replacing drivers with automation, they’re going to eliminate human opportunity from their value proposition. Now, you might think that’s not such a bad thing in the case of drivers. Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, right? But take Mechanical Turk, which is Amazon’s gig economy play. Mechanical Turk uses independent contractors to teach machines to do basic, simple tasks, like sorting through pictures to help a machine learn to categorize them itself in the future. Amazon is doing this with many of the small- and medium-sized businesses on its platform, too. It uses its small business seller data to justify much larger investments in spaces it thinks it can win. It just announced a new initiative to create an Amazon clothing category, which will undoubtedly put a lot of the small- and medium-sized clothing companies on its platform out of business. Those things are essentially the inverse of what we’re doing. We look at the challenges our micro entrepreneurs face, and we ask, “How can we use technology to help them be more effective?” instead of looking at how technology can replace them.3. I can’t help but notice something about each of the companies you just mentioned: They were all founded during or after the 2000s tech boom. Nu Skin has been around since 1984. What role do you think that plays in Nu Skin’s technology strategy?I think it helps us see technology, and automation technology specifically, as a tool rather than a strategy in and of itself. When I joined the company 23 years ago as a 21-year-old working my way through school, I did so because I believed in its mission to empower people and improve lives all across the world. Fundamentally, that hasn’t changed. What’s changed is that I never would’ve imagined when I started that the gig economy would become as mainstream as it has. Essentially, it’s given us a new context for our mission. Companies like Amazon have never operated in a context other than the digital economy, so I think they struggle to zoom out sometimes. Because we have that context, we see the good and the bad of the technological revolution. We see how it’s improved our communication and our efficiency. We also see, however, how disruptive AI and machine learning are going to be — and, frankly, already are. We do business in nearly 50 markets, and we see in all of them that people are hungrier for opportunity than ever. For us, technology is just a better way to deliver that than we had when we were founded 35 years ago.4. Let’s look to the future now. What innovations can our readers expect to see next from Nu Skin? How might these move the beauty industry forward? The opportunity economy?In our latest long-term strategy, we shared a plan for sourcing our own sustainable ingredients to create a seed-to-solution process that’s better for the earth — and better for our customers. Nu Skin is partnering with Groviv, a sister company to Nu Skin and an automated controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, that uses AI and world-class scientific rigor with patented technology that controls and adjusts the growing environment. This process provides consumers safe, effective, and traceable product ingredients while drastically reducing the land and water resources required to produce them.Sustainability has become a hot topic in the beauty industry, and it’s frankly overdue. Cosmetics require a lot of ingredients that are tough to source and produce. Through vertical integration, we can cut down on our costs and use fewer resources for production and transport. I think you’ll see more beauty companies trying that in the future.The other piece of this is our micro entrepreneurs. We know our customers are looking at labels. We know they care about sustainability. Making our products better for the planet arms our sales force with another differentiator to discuss with customers. It makes them feel good about what they’re selling.5. Lots of companies are trying to fit themselves into the tech and gig economy spaces right now. As a beauty company that’s done so, what’s your advice to them?I would say there are three main things to keep in mind as you look to fit yourself into the tech and gig economy space: 1. Keep your eye on macro trends. The more influencer marketing continues to grow with social commerce, the more critical it’s going to be for companies to help people build their personal brands. 2. Figure out how to connect with more customers. Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Estée Lauder — all these beauty companies have powerful brands. They’re going to have to figure out how to transfer some of that credibility. They’re going to have to figure out how to connect with more customers socially. Not everyone can be Kylie Jenner, of course, but partnerships like that create an opportunity for brands as well as people. 3. Lastly, do what I did. Sit down with your team to map out where your company utilizes technology to benefit your business. Find areas that are strengths and areas that are a weak point, and then figure out how technology can improve that aspect of your business model — because it’s all driven by technology. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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9 months agoAinsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ainsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAinsley Maitland-Niles sees his future at Arsenal on the wing.The Gunners and England have high hopes for Three Lions’ U21 prospect.”I’d like to be a winger,” Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports. “I feel comfortable there and I’ve been playing there this season.”I was a striker growing up. Thierry Henry was the perfect role model at the time.”Then everybody started growing but I was still a bit short. As I was still quick, direct and could run at players they thought they would put me on the wing. So up until the age of 16 I was a winger.” last_img read more

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I SAID STOP OTTAWA WOMAN ACCUSES HEDLEY SINGER JACOB HOGGARD OF RAPE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Hoggard denies the allegation and says the pair had consensual sex in his hotel room.The woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.   READ MORE Ottawa Woman Accuses Hedley Frontman Of Rape, Jacob Hoggard’s Lawyer RespondsHedley frontman Jacob Hoggard insists the alleged rape accusation against him was actually a consensual sexual encounter.Hoggard’s accuser, an unidentified Ottawa woman, told CBC that Hoggard raped her in a Toronto hotel room two weeks after matching on the dating app Tinder.The woman described only as a “24-year-old, petite blonde” first met Hoggard through the app in 2016. Their relationship quickly developed into daily flirting on Snapchat, before the two eventually linked up in the hotel room. READ MOREHedley Singer Jacob Hoggard Accused of RapeAn Ottawa woman has accused Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of rape in a newly published CBC article.The CBC has not released the woman’s name, but it reports she is a 24-year-old from Ottawa. In the article, she has accused Hoggard of raping her in a Toronto hotel room after meeting him online in the fall of 2016.The CBC goes into graphic detail regarding the alleged rape, and you can read the details of the alleged event here.“I can still to this day picture his face and how scary he looked and how scared I was,” the woman said. “He was choking me, and my face went so red.” READ MORE Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: WARNING: This story contains graphic details.She imagined a romantic tryst with a rock star in a fancy hotel; what she got instead, says an Ottawa woman, was pain, shame and recurring nightmares.The relationship between the 24-year-old, petite blond and Jacob Hoggard, the frontman for Canadian rock band Hedley, began in the fall of 2016 with a surprise Tinder swipe in the nation’s capital. She says it developed into daily Snapchat flirtations before ending two weeks later in a Toronto hotel room, where, she says, the singer raped her and sent her away crying uncontrollably. Twitterlast_img read more

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Postmedia Q2 loss falls as costcutting tax credit offset lower revenue

first_imgTORONTO – A $17-million interactive digital media tax credit from the Ontario government helped pare Postmedia Network Canada Corp.’s second-quarter net loss to $1.3 million from a loss of $28.5 million a year earlier.However, Postmedia executive chairman Paul Godfrey said that was the last quarter for the tax recovery because newspapers were specifically excluded in the 2015 Ontario budget.Instead, he hopes continued lobbying of all levels of government will lead to financial support and “ultimately the preservation of distinctly Canadian brands and voices.”Godfrey singled out Quebec, which announced in its recent budget that it will spend about $36 million to help newspapers in the province, including about $19 million to aid their transition to digital platforms.“We are hopeful that this may inspire support from other provincial governments and even perhaps our federal government to help made-in-Canada industries level the playing field,” he said during a conference call.Federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly unveiled a cultural strategy in September that lacked measures to boost newspapers. She said Ottawa had no interest in bailing out industry models that are no longer viable.Ottawa was called upon to tax foreign companies selling digital subscriptions in Canada, create a $400-million fund to help finance reliable news and information and provide a five-year tax credit to partially offset digital investments by print outlets.Feburary’s federal budget included $50 million over five years to support “local journalism in underserved communities,” and plans to explore new models that would allow private and philanthropic support for “non-profit” journalism, including allowing Canadian newspapers to receive charitable status.Postmedia’s net loss for the three months ended Feb. 28 was down despite a continued decline in revenue at its newspaper operations as the company continued its focus on cutting costs, partially through the closure of several community newspapers between November and January.The Toronto-based company, which owns the National Post and numerous other paper and digital publications, said its operating expenses were down 21 per cent or $36.2 million.The company said it was granted the $17 million media tax credit in February after refiling its tax returns relating to previously recognized compensation expenses between September 2012 and April 2015.Excluding the tax recovery claim, expenses excluding depreciation, amortization, amortization, impairment and restructuring decreased 11.1 per cent or $19.2 million.Those positives offset a 10.8 per cent decline in revenue to $157.6 million, which was down $19.1 million from last year’s fiscal second quarter.Print advertising revenue was down $16.3 million, or 18.8 per cent, while print circulation revenue was down $4.6 million or 7.9 per cent.Godfrey said that the revenue declines from its legacy business had slowed and the company “is making some progress” from its digital advertising initiatives.“I didn’t take this job to attend a funeral at some point in time,” he said, noting other newspapers are facing similar challenges.Digital revenue — which includes national and local display advertising, classified advertising on Postmedia’s newspaper and other websites such as canada.com and canoe.com, and subscriptions — totalled $26.4 million in the quarter, up 10.1 per cent from the same time last year.Shortly after the quarter ended, the Competition Bureau obtained a warrant to search one of Postmedia’s offices as part of an investigation into an asset-swap with Torstar Corp., owner of the Toronto Star and other publications.No charges have been laid and the allegations included in the court documents have not been proven in court. Torstar and Postmedia have said they do not believe they contravened the Competition Act and they are co-operating.Under the agreement announced by the two companies in November, 41 newspapers changed hands and 36 were closed, mainly in Ontario regions served by multiple publications. Nearly 300 jobs were cut as a result.In documents used by the bureau to obtain warrants to search several offices of the two companies, the watchdog alleged they conspired to divide up sales, territories, customers and/or markets for advertising or flyer distribution in certain regions.The bureau also said the companies had lists of which Torstar and which Postmedia employees would be terminated and agreed to a transitional services agreement.Postmedia said Wednesday that it had incurred $3.5 million of severance costs over the six months ended Feb. 28, mostly in its first quarter ended Nov. 30. Over the two quarters, it also recorded about $1.7 million in provisions for onerous leases and contracts and $500,000 in acquisition costs related to the Torstar transaction.— With files from Ross Marowits in MontrealTorstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.B, TSX:PNC.A, TSX.TS.B)last_img read more

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Suncor reports lower net earnings as weather outage cuts into oilsands output

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. says net earnings in the first quarter of 2018 fell to $789 million or 48 cents per share, compared to $1.35 billion or 81 cents per share in the same period of 2017.Net earnings included a $329-million non-cash foreign exchange loss and a non-cash gain of $133 million from an exchange of lands with Canbriam Energy Inc.It missed analyst expectations of $1.05 billion or 63 cents as reported by Thomson Reuters.Operating earnings, which strip out one-time and non-cash items, were $985 million or 60 cents per share, beating $812 million or 49 cents posted a year earlier as well as analyst predictions of $952 million or 53 cents per share.Suncor says a “weather-related outage” at the company’s base camp north of Fort McMurray, Alta., resulted in lower production and upgrader utilization in the first quarter, although operations returned to normal by the end of February.Suncor’s total upstream production came in at 689,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the three months ended March 31, compared to 725,100 boe/d in the prior year quarter, as oilsands output fell to 404,800 barrels per day from 448,500 bpd.CEO Steve Williams said the loss of production and ongoing effects of deeper discounts paid for western Canadian heavy crude were offset by higher prices for its offshore production, higher realized profit margins in its refining and marketing arms and lower feedstock costs.Companies in this story: (TSX:SU)last_img read more

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