New Offshore Oil and Gas Land Open for Bidding

first_imgInterest in Nova Scotia’s offshore has been heating up this year, and the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is stoking the fire by releasing new real estate to potential explorers. The board has called for bids on two deep water parcels located about 160 kilometres southwest of Sable Island. The combined potential resource in the two parcels is estimated at between 3.3 to 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in place. “This call builds momentum for new oil and gas exploration in offshore Nova Scotia,” said Energy Minister Richard Hurlburt. “We have seen renewed interest in our resource this year, and we want to keep that interest growing.” In July, U.S. firms Ammonite and Catheart won the rights to explore two parcels near ExxonMobil’s Sable Project. Two weeks ago, the board announced successful bids for two industry nominated parcels in offshore Nova Scotia. The board’s current call continues a new policy that offers companies more flexible, lower entry cost exploration licences that reward early activity and encourage a broader range of companies to explore and invest. “Nova Scotia’s new policies were designed to attract more customers to our offshore,” said Mr. Hurlburt. “This industry is a big contributor to the provincial economy, creating jobs and generating royalties that help pay for hospitals, schools, and roads. It is important that we continue to stimulate activity.” Recent highlights of Nova Scotia’s offshore include: a resource potential of more than 40 trillion cubic feet of gas potential and 2 billion barrels oil potential the Sable Offshore Energy Project producing about 400 million cubic feet of gas per day EnCana’s development of Deep Panuke natural gas field (first gas targeted for 2010) the new work expenditure bid has been cut by 50 per cent to $500,000 with 150 per cent credit on the first three years of exploration costs four firms winning exploration rights in offshore Nova Scotia this yearlast_img read more

Privacy versus security

first_imgModi government continues to push its programme for getting Aadhaar linked to social media accounts of users such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc., in the name of fighting fake news, defamatory articles, pornographic materials, anti-national and terror contents in the online media. This was put forth straight by Advocate General K K Venugopal as he appeared on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government in a plea by Facebook to transfer cases filed in the High Courts of Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar on the ground that the issue needs to be settled at the level of the apex court. Also cited were the dangers of online games like Blue Whale, which had ‘terrorised’ parents and claimed several young Indian lives. Also Read – A special kind of bondWhile the consideration at this point of time is procedural, the substantive points raised are of far-reaching implications. Both, the submission of the AG as well as a remark made by the bench hearing the case, point to more trouble ahead for users of social media platforms. The bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Ghose expressed concern over the dangers of the ‘dark web’ and expressed consternation at whatever is happening. “Though I do not know how to access it, I have heard about the dark goings-on in the dark web. It is worse than what happens [in the service web],” Justice Gupta said. Also Read – Insider threat managementA nine-member Constitution Bench had declared privacy as a fundamental right associated with life and dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. But relentless efforts on the part of the government to invoke national threats to undermine such right are causing concern. Also, some of the recent judgments in related issues point to the possibility that the privacy question may still be open to further scrutiny. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court itself had ruled earlier this month that the fundamental right to privacy cannot be construed as absolute and must bow down to compelling public interest. The verdict did not attract much attention due to its timing but has thrown the floodgates open once more. Interestingly, Justice Gupta, who expressed concern over the ‘goings-on in the dark web’ in the present case, was also a member of that bench. It also included Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The issue raised in the case was whether a judicial magistrate can order a person to give a sample of his voice for the purpose of investigation of a crime. The bench observed, “The issue is interesting and debatable but not having been argued before us it will suffice to note that in view of the opinion… the fundamental right to privacy cannot be construed as absolute and but must bow down to compelling public interest. We refrain from any further discussion and consider it appropriate not to record any further observation on an issue not specifically raised before us.” If the court finally gives the nod to linking of Aadhaar to social media accounts, which is easier said than done, it will open up a Pandora’s box and will have global ramifications, as the social media platforms pointed out to the court. Advocates appearing on behalf of Facebook and WhatsApp raised the importance of privacy for them and asserted that they can only approach the issue from a global perspective. There is certainly merit in their argument. While there are millions of assumed identities in all these social media platforms, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to deal with this problem. Facebook and other platforms have a large constituency in India, which may be their most important markets, but they have to see what the Indian requirements might mean to the rest of their users. An easy solution is to make Aadhaar universal, on the lines of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, but unfortunately, neither the Indian Parliament nor the Supreme Court of India has the means to do that. And even if linking of Aadhaar is made mandatory for creating social media accounts, there is the issue of how to tackle a borderless world wide web. Otherwise, India will have to create something on the lines of the US Financial Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) and get all nations to be signatories. Aadhaar will then become the symbol of universal identity, of which our ancient sages were the masters, a real re-discovery of the great Bharat that is an obsession with us. As long as we are unable to achieve such greatness, there is nothing that can prevent even Indians assuming other identities, using the plethora of apps and tools that disguise geographical locations, and continue to do whatever they are doing. A better option perhaps is to remove our own vulnerabilities as a nation rather than try to tie the hands and plaster the mouths of everyone else.(The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Surrey woman disappointed after family asked for ID at townhouse complex pool

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – A Surrey woman says she wants to help educate the public about racism after a member of her townhouse complex’s staff requested her family show ID when they were using the pool.Guerda Henry, who is black, said she believes the incident was an episode of racial profiling, adding it was not the first time she had experienced it at the complex.She said she felt compelled to take a public stand because her family was there to witness it this time.“My kids were involved, and this is a place that I bought so my kids could enjoy (it),” she said. “I felt harassed, I felt ambushed. It was not necessary.”Henry said she was devastated when the resident who had asked staff to check her ID returned and questioned a 12-year-old family friend — after the staff member had already confirmed their residency.The resident and staff member could have handled the situation with more politeness and understanding, she said. Other neighbours in the complex who did not know the family have approached them affably in the past.Instead, she said they expressed concern that her family should not be using the pool, Henry said.“Come on, who approaches people like that?” said Henry.When she moved to Surrey from the Bahamas five years ago, Henry said she knew full well the “waters (she’d) be swimming in” as a visible minority in British Columbia. She said she wasn’t surprised by the actions of the staff member, but was still “incredibly disappointed” by Thursday’s occurrence.Henry would like a formal, written apology from the strata association, which operates the housing complex, she said.Neither the Brookland strata association nor its management company, Leonis Management, immediately responded to requests for comment.— By Spencer Harwood in Vancouverlast_img read more

Get On Board And Go Vegan With Russell Simmons

first_imgTemperatures in the U.S. are at record lows, but that didn’t stop PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies” from dressing only in strategically placed lettuce leaves this week to kick off Russell Simmons’ new PETA campaign on The Tide, the light-rail system in Norfolk, Va.Russell Simmons PETA AdThe ads – which are also on display on Metro buses in Washington, D.C. – encourage anyone who is tempted to get healthy, help animals, or “go green” in 2014 to “get on board — go vegan!”PETA and Russell Simmons are setting out to counter the fast-food industry’s constant marketing to urban areas. “I grew up in Hollis, Queens and always make it my job to never forget where I came from,” Simmons says. “I am particularly saddened that in poor urban communities the cheapest, most accessible food is fast food, which is also the most likely to increase the risk of developing various diseases and illnesses.” Fortunately, delicious and affordable vegetarian meals such as veggie burgers are available everywhere, from supermarkets to chains such as Denny’s and Burger King.On average, vegans and vegetarians are significantly leaner than meat-eaters are, and the consumption of meat and other animal-derived products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Vegan meals are also an excellent choice for people who get digestive problems from cow’s milk, a condition affecting 70 percent of African-Americans.For more information, visit read more

New UN satellite communications deal boosts disaster preparedness and recovery efforts

8 October 2009In a bid to strengthen emergency communications before impending natural disasters strike and to save more lives by better coordinating relief efforts in their aftermath, the United Nations has teamed up with two leading global satellite companies, the UN telecommunications agency announced today. Inmarsat and Vizada have agreed to donate 70 state-of-the-art and highly portable satellite devices – capable of delivering voice and broadband data wherever disasters take place – to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ITU will receive preferential airtime rates and technical training support as part of the agreement, the UN agency said.“This partnership builds on our long-standing cooperation and comes at a critical time when many countries are being affected by disasters resulting in thousands of people losing their lives,” said Sami Al Basheer, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau. “When everything else fails, satellite communications provides a critical link for humanitarian agencies and victims,” Mr. Al Basheer noted in a statement, welcoming the deal.Cosmas Zavazava, ITU’s Chief of Emergency Telecommunications, said that the agency “continues to attract partners committed to using technology to save lives. This people-oriented partnership is one such example.”Mr. Zavazava said that following the launch of an ITU initiative to enhance cooperation in the telecommunications field, industry leaders in technology, financing and air freight services are now able to rally around the agency’s rapid response efforts, “helping countries hit by disasters through the use of information communications technology (ICT) when terrestrial networks are disrupted or destroyed.” In a related development, 19 chief technical officers (CTOs) called on the ITU to lead efforts in overhauling global ICT standards in a meeting at the Geneva-based agency’s headquarters on Tuesday.The CTOs agreed on a set of recommendations to better address the evolving needs of the fast-moving ICT industry, including facilitating the launch of new products, services and applications; promoting cost-effective solutions; combating climate change; and greater inclusion of developing countries in creating standards. read more

Amaya to sell Cadillac Jack game development unit for 476 million to

MONTREAL — Amaya announced a $476-million deal Monday to sell its holdings in the Cadillac Jack casino game business as the PokerStars owner focuses on the lucrative online gaming business acquired last year.The Montreal-based company said the buyer is AGS, an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management.AGS will give Amaya $461 million in cash and a $15-million note due on the eighth anniversary of the deal closing for the shares of Amaya Americas Corp., the indirect parent of Cadillac Jack.The agreement comes five months after Amaya launched a strategic review of its business.Last week, the company announced it was spinning off its Diamond Game Enterprises subsidiary through an initial public offering of a newly formed Innova Gaming Group. Innova will hold all the shares of Diamond Game, which designs and develops games, primarily for the North American lottery sector.The moves follow Amaya’s US$4.9-billion deal last June to buy the world’s largest online poker company, operator of popular brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.After US$4.9B PokerStars masterstroke, Amaya CEO hints at bigger move into offline gamblingAmaya Gaming’s stock looking more like a jackpot for lucky investorsAmaya Gaming hits all-time high as regulators approve Rational dealAmaya CEO David Baazov said Cadillac Jack has grown significantly since it acquired the business in 2012 for $177 million.“We are confident that combining Cadillac Jack with AGS presents a strong opportunity to expedite the company’s growth strategy, while at the same time crystallizing on the strong value created in the business to benefit Amaya’s shareholders,” he stated in a news release.Cadillac Jack has more than 13,000 games installed in casinos and a library of 165 game titles. It has also begun to develop online versions of some of its titles.The deal is subject to various approvals, including from gaming industry regulators.Amaya expects the deal will close this year. It intends to use money from the deal to reduce debt.AGS is a designer and manufacturer of casino gaming products. Parent company Apollo has about US$160 billion of assets under management.“After what can only be categorized as an incredibly transformational year for AGS, the acquisition of Cadillac Jack further demonstrates that we are positioned to take the next step in establishing ourselves as a major player in the gaming industry,” stated AGS chief executive David Lopez.Amaya reports its fourth-quarter and 2014 results on Tuesday.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares rose 7.85% in Monday morning trading, gaining $2.19 at $30.09. read more

SecretaryGeneral deplores heinous terrorist bombings in Chechnya Saudi Arabia

“Terrorism can never be justified,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by a UN spokesman on the bomb explosions that killed or injured scores on people in northern Chechnya and the Saudi Arabian capital.”Many innocent people, going about their daily lives or asleep in their beds with no warning of what was to come, have lost their lives in cruel ways,” the statement added. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the vicious acts which took place in Znamenskoye and Riyadh.”Asked by reporters on his arrival this morning at UN headquarters in New York for his reaction to the bombing in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Annan said: “It is tragic and I’m sorry that so many people lost their lives. These acts must be totally condemned, and I hope this is a wake up call for everyone that terrorism is not over yet and that we must all remain vigilant.” read more

Krispy Kreme shares soar on sweet takeover offer

by The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2016 8:51 am MDT Last Updated May 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Krispy Kreme shareholders got a caffeine boost after coffee giant JAB Beech said Monday it is acquiring the doughnut chain.The Luxembourg-based investment firm, which owns Keurig Green Mountain, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Caribou Coffee, said it is taking the North Carolina doughnut company private in a deal worth about $1.35 billion.Krispy Kreme’s stock soared more than 24 per cent in afternoon trading.The deal comes after an affiliate of JAB Holdings recently added to its coffee empire with the acquisition of Keurig, which makes single-cup coffee machines that sit on countertops. JAB Holdings, which is predominantly owned by the Reimann family in Europe, also has stakes in Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the company behind Gevalia, Tassio and other brands.Outside of coffee, JAB Holdings has stakes in bagel shop operator Einstein Noah, beauty products maker Coty and high-end shoe seller Jimmy Choo.The companies said Krispy Kreme will continue to be independently operated from its headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Krispy Kreme, which was founded in 1937, has more than 1,100 shops around the world, with about 300 of those in the U.S.For its fiscal 2017, Krispy Kreme had said in March that it planned to open about 120 to 140 new international locations, in addition to about 30 new shops domestically.Unlike its larger rival Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme stores in the U.S. still get most of their business from doughnuts and other pastries, rather than coffee drinks and sandwiches. But Krispy Kreme has said that it wants step up its beverage sales.Peter Harf, a senior partner at JAB, said the acquisition is part of the firm’s strategy of investing in brands with significant growth prospects.JAB Beech Inc. will pay $21 for each share of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. That’s about a 25 per cent premium to the company’s Friday closing price of $16.86.Krispy Kreme’s board unanimously approved the transaction, which is targeted to close in the third quarter. The company said it will postpone its annual shareholders meeting, which was originally set for June 14.Its shares climbed $4.06, or 24.1 per cent, to $20.92 in afternoon trading Monday. Its shares are up almost 20 per cent over the past year. Krispy Kreme shares soar on sweet takeover offer FILE – In this April 17, 2008, file photo, a customer picks up doughnuts at the drive through at a Krispy Kreme store in Matthews, N.C. Krispy Kreme is being taken private by JAB Beech in a deal announced Monday, May 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) read more

THW Kiel are back on winning track

15.MT Melsungen200245:540 6.Leipzig211051:423 10.Minden210152:582 3.Gummersbach220060:444 1.Flensburg-H.220070:434 16.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten200241:520 7.Fuchse Berlin110027:222 13.SC Magdeburg201141:501 11.Coburg 2000210144:512 dkb bundesligaTHW Kiel 2.Rhein-Neckar220060:394 14.TVB Stuttgart100122:270 ← Previous Story HC Leipzig, Krim Mercator and Glassverket join Women’s EHF CL! Next Story → Denmark to host Golden League with three Olympic medal winners 18.Bergischer200246:640 9.Hannover-Burgdorf210154:582 One of the biggest favorites for the DKB Bundesliga title this season, THW Kiel are back on the winning track after surprising defeat in Wetzlar last Wednesday. The boys of Alfred Gislason had no problem to outplay TBV Lemgo 34:23 (17:12) in replay of one of the biggest derby matches of 90’s.THW Kiel – TBV Lemgo 34:23 (17:12)Tore: Bylik (6), Ekberg (6), Weinhold (4), Vujin (4), Santos (4), Duvnjak (2), Dahmke (2), Nilsson (2), Toft Hansen (1), Brozovic (1), Jaanimaa (1) für Kiel – Mansson (5), Stenbäcken (4), Suton (3), Skroblien (3), Hermann (3), Hornke (3), Kogut (2) für LemgoTSV GWD Minden – FA Göppingen 25:32 (10:18)Minden: Michalczik (5), Sjöstrand (4), Svitlica (4), Rambo (3), Freitag (2), Doder (2), Südmeier (2), Wieling (1), Larsson (1), Schäpsmeier (1)  –Göppingen: Heymann (6), Schöngarth (6), Sesum (4), Schiller (4), Rentschler (4), Kaufmann (4), Barud (1), Halen (1), Kneule (1), Berg (1)Bergischer HC – VfL Gummersbach 25:34 (12:17)Bergischer HC: Herman (8), Nippes (6), Oelze (3), Vilovski (2), Thor Gunnarsson (2), Preuss (2), Artmann (1), Babak (1)  –VfL Gummersbach: Kühn (7), Ernst (5), Pevnov (5), von Gruchalla (5), Becker (2), Schmidt (2), Schröder (2), Schroter (1), Nyokas (1), Schindler (1), Bult (1) für GummersbachSC Magdeburg – DHfK Leipzig 21:21 (11:10)SC Magdeburg : Weber (8), Damgaard (5), Zelenovic (2), Bezjak (2), Quenstedt (1), Christiansen (1), van Olphen (1)DHfK Leipzig: Rojewski (8), Binder (4), Janke (3), Strosack (3), Steinert (2), Meschke (1)STANDINGS: 5.HSG Wetzlar320175:734 17.Lemgo200249:610 4.Kiel320185:724 8.Goppingen210155:592 12.Erlangen210152:602 read more

Thanksgiving airport travel

first_img November 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Airports are busy today as people travel home for Thanksgiving.KUSI’s Dan Plante is at Lindbergh Field reporting on one of the busiest travel days of the year. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: November 21, 2018 Thanksgiving airport travel Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

2 Manikganj cops remanded for rape

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA Manikganj court on Tuesday placed two officers of Saturia police station on a six-day remand in connection with the gang rape of a woman in the upazila dak bungalow of the district, reports UNB.Manikganj judicial magistrate court-7 judge Mohammad Golam Sarwar passed the order.Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Saturia police station, also the investigation officer of the case, produced sub-inspector Sekandar Hossain and assistant sub-inspector Mazharul Islam before the court with 10-day remand plea.Sekandar and Mazharul were arrested around 2am after the victim filed a case against them on Monday night, said Rifat Rahman Shamim, superintendent of district police.They were withdrawn from their duty station the previous day.An investigation committee, comprising of additional superintendent of police Hafizur Rahman and senior assistant superintendent of district special branch Hamidur Rahman Siddique, investigated the incident after the victim filed a written complaint on Sunday.ASP Hafizur said a case was filed after proofs were found against the two officials.The victim’s medical test was done at Manikganj General Hospital on Monday morning.According to case statement, Sekandar took the victim to the dak bungalow when she came to the upazila headquarters along with another woman on Thursday afternoon.He kept her confined to a room and forced her to take Yaba pills.Later, Sekandar and Mazharul raped her in turns and released her on Friday morning. They threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter.last_img read more

The FA Cup Final had an insane finish

first_img In extra time, Man U winger Jesse Lingard netted the matchwinner, breaking the hearts of Palace fans and securing the cup for the Red Devils. For 77 minutes, the FA Cup Final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United was a relatively dull, scoreless affair. Then everything changed.In the 78th minute Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon broke the scoreless tie with a near post rip. Palace Manger Allan Pardew reacted with an impromptu samba.United’s Juan Mata scored the equalizer in the 81st minute, stunning Palace and sending the match to extra time. Advertisementlast_img

Great Pacific Garbage Patch CleanUp Recovers 40 Tons Of Plastic Waste

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AG defends scope and length of 2013 crisis investigation

first_imgThe team investigating the banking scandals is confined to criminal investigation, attorney-general Costas Clerides told the House ethics committee on Wednesday, adding that everything else is already known.In closed session, Clerides briefed the committee in response to mounting criticism that the investigators and the Legal Service are taking far too long to produce results.At the moment there are five cases in court with 31 defendants, deputies who sat in on the meeting said, with reportedly 11 more about to be filed.State broadcaster CyBC reported that Clerides told MPs that some of the cases concern loans given by the co-operative bank, on one occasion of €40m and of €42m on another.Speaking to reporters after the session, Clerides referred to the front-page story by local daily Politis, which accused him of distinguishing between political and administrative responsibilities on the one hand, and criminal responsibilities on the other, to justify the delay.“The responsibilities for the collapse of a country’s financial system, and the economy as a whole, are largely political and administrative in nature,” he said, adding that the final meltdown in 2013 was the culmination of years of actions and omissions.“The investigating team is often criticised for delays, but its work is limited in scope in the sense that it is not mandated with investigating the causes and culprits of the collapse. This has already been done.”The AG said “one side blames the other” and neither assumes its own responsibilities, but “the responsibilities are still there, the explanations are there, the causes are there and the culprits are there”.Main opposition Akel MP Aristos Damianou said there are delays that are hindering the timely dispensing of justice.“The complexity of the cases obviously makes them harder to resolve,” he said.“But the possible covering-up of cases will confirm the public’s suspicion that some are over and beyond the reach of the law.”The Greens’ leader Yiorgos Perdikis said the AG “appeared vexed” by the criticism that criminal investigations into the economic collapse are taking too long.“I will admit to being one of those who press for the full investigation of scandals, and I call for a compromise between diligent and speedy investigation,” he said.“Because, as the legal experts say, justice delayed is justice denied.”Perdikis said he asked Clerides and the investigators to set a realistic timeline for the conclusion of the investigation but was told to “not wait for one”.“They refused to set such a timeline,” he said.“I must say I don’t like this. I would much rather have a timeline, even a generic one, than this vagueness.”Still, Perdikis conceded, the committee was convinced that efforts are being made, with major challenges arising from the lack of precedent in such investigations.Solidarity MP Michalis Yiorgallas said the investigators are “fighting time, vested interests, expediencies, but especially the political and economic establishment responsible for the disaster”.“But it’s been five years and unfortunately we once again find that the results of the investigation are underwhelming,” he said.“The absence of expertise in such investigations is detrimental. We get it, but at the same time we understand the demanding and imperative need for the truth to shine, which is why we will continue to be demanding of the Legal Service and the investigators.”You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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