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Salman Khan Introduces First Bigg Boss 16 Contestant: Who is Abdu Rozik?

Abdu took to Instagram to share a picture with Salman Khan from a press conference.

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Shakira to Face Trial in Spain Over Tax Invasion

A Barcelona court announced that the singer will face nearly six counts of trial.

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Hong Kong's largest IPOs for 2022 set to open in the red on Thursday

By Scott Murdoch and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle maker Zhejiang Leapmotor Technology and China Vanke,

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EJ Obiena feted by Chiang Kai Shek College as 'treasure'

MANILA, Philippines – In simple rites at his alma mater of Chiang Kai Shek College in Manila, Ernest John Obiena was given a send-off by the school’s Board of Trustees as well as his former coaches, teachers and alumni.“Chiang Kai Shek College’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Association will be providing support for our son all the way to the Paris Olympics (in 2024),” bared CKSC President Jude Yap. “He is our treasure.”“I was in Chiang Kai Shek College from nursery to fourth year high school,” pointed out Obiena. “This is my home. And they have my back. They have been supporting me all throughout. I cannot thank them enough. I know that CKSC’s focus is on basketball, but the fact that they are helping me, is not only good for my career but also for the school’s athletics program.”As early as his fourth grade, CKSC’s track and field coaches felt that Obiena could be a generational talent.“It’s hard to tell how good athletes will be at such a young age,” said his school athletics coach Arthur Fronda. “But EJ was already good.”Added his other coach, Diana Sy, “Seeing how he has blossomed, it makes us feel proud that we were a part of his journey.”Coach Gerwin Garay also shared that because of Obiena’s success, they no longer have to invite students to try out for athletics. “Kusa na ng students mag-try out. And ang dami na.”Previously, CKSC was known as a basketball school as it has produced the likes of former PBA players Lim Eng Beng, Sunny Co, Justin Chua, Fran Yu, and JV Gallego to name but a few.”“EJ’s success has made not only school officials but also the students to look at sports outside basketball,” added Sy.Yap recounted a story that told of the challenges of a student-athlete during Obiena’s early years. “In the afternoon, we had Chinese language classes in school. Coach Emerson Obiena will say he has training for pole vaulting at Rizal Memorial Coliseum, but EJ’s Chinese language teacher would say, ‘he has class.’ But knowing EJ’s potential we made sure he got to train. But we also made sure that he attended his lessons and classes the next day. Give and take. The teacher said that EJ means a lot to her. She also supported EJ.”And that support continued even with EJ’s much publicized spat with PATAFA. “He is our son,” pointed out Yap. “Alangan namang pabayaan namin siya.”Obiena is leaving for Europe next week where he begins his long and arduous journey to the 2024 Paris Olympics where he should be a favorite for a medal.With this love and support not just from CKSC but from the general public, does EJ feel pressure to win a medal?“Pressure is a privilege and an opportunity,” summed up Obiena. “That means you are doing something worthy.”

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‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ ‘The Atom Araullo Specials’ nominated at 4th Asia Contents Awards

The Asian Contents & Film Market 2022 (ACFM) announced the nominees for the 4th Asia Contents Awards (ACA), which will be held on Oct. 8 at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Theater at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea. The ACA will award outstanding TV, OTT, and online content from Asia. There are 12 categories including Best Content, Best Actress and Best Actor. Among the nominees are the drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” for Best Content and “The Atom Araullo Specials: Young Arms” for Best Asian Documentary. For the first time in three years, the ceremony will be held on-site after the Covid-19 pandemic. The winners of ACA 2022 will be decided by nominations and voting of the ACA Academy, composed of a group of previous hosts and winners of ACA and professionals in the entertainment industry. The awarding ceremony will be hosted by Korean actor Jung Hae-in and Miss Korea 2019 winner Kim Saeyeon and will be streamed online through the Busan International Film Festival’s official YouTube channel, NAVER NOW, and Japan’s PIA LIVE STREAM. Asia Contents Awards 2022 Nominees ■ Best Content Title Production Company Platform(s) Extraordinary Attorney Woo Astory ENA / Netflix The Journalist Netflix Netflix The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI Twisted Strings Sun Lok Productions CATCHPLAY+ / HBO Your World in Mine Mediacorp Pte Ltd Mediacorp ■ Best Asian Animation Title Production Company Platform(s) The Luoyang iQIYI iQIYI The Orbital Children Production plus h Avex Pictures / Netflix The Pinkfong Company The Pinkfong Company Youtube ■ Best Asian Documentary Title Production Company Platform(s) The Atom Araullo Specials: Young Arms GMA Network Inc GMA Network Inc Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi Netflix Netflix Interview with a North Korean Spy Asian Boss Youtube One Day of Japanese Host Club TV Asahi Production Youtube ■ Technical Achievement Award Title Production Company Platform(s) Hurts Like Hell Netflix Netflix The Orbital Children Production plus h Netflix Squid Game Siren Pictures Netflix TOKYO MER: Mobile Emergency Room Tokyo Broadcasting SystemTelevision Inc TBS / Disney+ ■ Best Actress Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) MA Sichun The Crack of Dawn MangoTVHuaYuShiDai Mango TV PARK Eun Bin Extraordinary Attorney Woo Astory ENA / Netflix YONEKURA Ryoko The Journalist Netflix Netflix LIANG Yongqi The Parents League MakerVille CompanyLimited ViuTV Zhanar AIZHANOVA A Perfect Bride Salem Social Media Aitube ■ Best Actor Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) PNG Pierre This Land is Mine Weiyu Films Mediacorp DAN Yihong The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI SUZUKI Ryohei TOKYO MER: Mobile Emergency Room Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. TBS / Disney+ IM Si-wan Tracer Studio Wavve Wavve / MBC LEE Kangsheng Twisted Strings Sun Lok Productions CATCHPLAY+ ■ Best Writer Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) MOON Ji-won Extraordinary AttorneyWoo Astory ENA / Netflix OISHI Sizuka If I’d kissed her TV Asahi and MMJ TV Asahi LAU Benny The Parents League MakerVille CompanyLimited ViuTV WANG Shiaoshuai,YANG Yishu The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI JUNG Bohun Racket Boys Pan Entertainment SBS ■ Best Supporting Actress Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) NAKAMURAAnne DCU: Deep Crime Unit TBS and Keshet Internationaland Facet4 Media TBS WU Yue The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI Sora MA This Land is Mine Weiyu Films Mediacorp NAKAJO Ayami TOKYO MER: MobileEmergency Room Tokyo Broadcasting SystemTelevision Inc TBS / Disney+ Buffy CHEN Twisted Strings Sun Lok Productions CATCHPLAY+ ■ Best Supporting Actor Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) VithayaPANSRINGARM Hurts Like Hell Netflix Netflix SHAM Kaki In Geek We Trust MakerVille CompanyLimited ViuTV ZU Feng The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI PARK Haesoo Squid Game Siren Pictures Netflix PARK Yongwoo Tracer Studio Wavve Wavve / MBC ■ New Comer – Actress Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) ISHII Anna FISHBOWL WIVES Netflix Netflix BAO Shang En Love Behind the Melody MANGO EXCELLENTMEDIA MANGO TV Mira The Pavilion iQIYI Dongchun Film iQIYI Buffy CHEN Twisted Strings Sun Lok Productions CATCHPLAY+ ■ New Comer – Actor Nominee Title Production Company Platform(s) Dew JirawatSUTIVANICHSAK F4 THAILAND GMM TV Company Limited GMM25 LING Man Lung In Geek We Trust MakerVille Company Limited ViuTV YOKOHAMA Ryusei The Journalist Netflix Netflix CHOI Hyunjin The King of Pigs Hidden Sequence andStudio Dragon TVING CHOI Hyunwook Twenty Five, Twenty One Haw and Dam Pictures tvN ■ Best Creator Title Production Company Platform(s) Dee’s Talk Titan Creative Entertainment CATCHPLAY+ Hurts Like Hell Netflix Netflix One Day ofJapanese Host Club TV Asahi Production Youtube The Pinkfong Company The Pinkfong Company Youtube Super Sketch Show MEWE iQIYI

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Queen encouraged Meghan Markle to mend her 'damaged' relationship with father Thomas Markle

'The Queen could see how damaging the situation was between Meghan and her father,' royal expert Katie Nicholl has written in her upcoming book

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Vietnam Suffers Floods and Blackouts After Typhoon Noru Makes Landfall

(Bloomberg) -- Typhoon Noru made landfall in Vietnam early Wednesday morning, knocking out power for more than 500,000 households and

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JPMorgan’s UK Digital Bank Has More Than 1 Million Customers

(Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s UK digital lender has attracted 1 million customers in its first year of operation,

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Oil giant Shell snaps up African solar provider Daystar Power

By Libby George LAGOS (Reuters) - Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will purchase African solar provider Daystar Power as it

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Britain's Boohoo cuts outlook as consumers rein in spending

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) -British online fashion retailer Boohoo on Wednesday warned on full year sales and profit, blaming

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Satellite images show military build-ups in Ethiopia, Eritrea - Maxar

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Satellite images show the mobilisation this month of military forces in towns on either side of Ethiopia's

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ITV boss responds to Dominos Pizza’s tweet about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield queueing scandal

The CEO of ITV has addressed a tweet from Domino’s Pizza that mocked the “Queuegate” scandal surrounding This Morning. Earlier this month, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield drew the ire of many viewers after using media access to avoid queueing to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state. This Morning viewers complained that the pair had “skipped” the queue to see the queen’s coffin. Ordinarily, people had to wait for up to 14 hours to get in. However, ITV denied the suggestion that they had “jumped” the queue. When fury at the pair was mounting, several brands responded to the scandal, including pizza delivery chain Dominos. “Apologies to anyone waiting on their pizza, we’ve just received an order from Holly and Phil #ThisMorning,” joked the official Domino’s Twitter account. Now, ITV’s CEO Dame Carolyn McCall reportedly addressed the tweet, and the scandal itself, during a speech at the Royal Television Society convention in London. Journalist Anita Singh tweeted: “ITV boss Carolyn McCall just revealed that ITV called Domino’s to complain that this tweet wasn’t funny, which just makes it more funny #RTSconvention.” McCall assured fans of This Morning that Willoughby and Schofield will not be reprimanded for their coverage of the Queen’s lying-in-state – despite a petition calling for their “axe” having gained more than 75,000 signatures. Read More Graham Norton says he turned down chance to skip Queen queue: ‘I thought I’d get it in the neck’ Nobody is safe from savagery – what’s happened to Holly and Phil proves it With Britain imploding, daytime TV needs to get political

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Gold slides to 2-1/2 year low as U.S. dollar, yields climb

By Brijesh Patel (Reuters) - Gold prices dropped to their lowest level since April 2020 on Wednesday, as a rally

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One fifth of young women don’t plan on getting a mammogram, survey finds

Experts have urged for greater education and care around breast cancer after a survey found that less than half of all US women know their family’s history with the disease. It also found that more than a fifth of young women have no plans of getting a mammogram. The survey of 1,100 women across the US, commissioned by a network of community hospitals in Florida, found that 22 per cent of women aged between 35 and 44 have never gotten a mammogram, and do not plan on getting one. In the UK, the NHS invites women for their first breast screening between the ages of 50 and 53. Following the initial screening, women are invited back every three years until they turn 71. Younger women in the UK are not routinely offered breast screening through the NHS. This is because research has shown that screening is less effective than it is for older women, as their breast tissue is denser, and because the risk of developing the cancer is lower. Those with increased risk because of family history may be offered a digital mammogram, which is better at detecting changes in denser breast tissue. In the US, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network advises that women with an “average risk” of breast cancer should begin annual mammograms at age 40. The survey found that 57 per cent of respondents did not know if there was a history of breast cancer in their family, while only 32 per cent understood their individual risk factors for developing the disease. Nikita Shah, medical oncology team leader for the Breast Care Center at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute commented: “Mammograms can pick up tumors that are extremely small and result in a diagnosis at a stage zero or one, versus waiting for a patient to feel a lump and then by then it’s probably a stage two or three.” Orlando Health, which commissioned the survey, highlighted that some groups are “disproportionately affected by the disease”. Black women in the US are likely to be diagnosed at a younger age, and are 40 per cent more likely to die from breast cancer compared to white women. “African American women tend to have a more aggressive disease course, and we want everybody, regardless of their race, to be aware and get their recommended mammograms,” Shah added. “Breast cancer is one of the few cancers where the survival rate is very high when caught early, and we know that early detection is where we can really make a difference.” Read More Majority of women feel uncomfortable discussing period symptoms with GPs, survey finds Put David Beckham out of his misery – give the man a knighthood Why are men so bad at sexting? Harry Styles breaks US Billboard chart record Female solicitors joining legal profession at three times the rate of men Cost of living crisis ‘to prompt increase in harmful gambling among women’

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Dusty Button's accusers claim they were abused in 'gun room', ballerina says they were toy guns

Dusty and Mitchell Button said that the main accuser, Sage Humphries, had even posed in the said room that had guns all over the walls

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UK corporate bonds headed for biggest monthly selloff since 1990s

LONDON (Reuters) - UK corporate bond prices are headed for their biggest monthly fall since the 1990s, two indexes showed

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ECB policymakers put 75 bps hike on table for October

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI (Reuters) -The European Central Bank may need to raise interest rates by another 75 basis points at its October

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Smart manufacturing: DOST-MIRDC showcases AMCen, AMERIAL’s pivotal role in helping MSMEs

The Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) recently showcased its two facilities that continue to contribute to the enhancement of the skills, productivity, and competitiveness of the human resources specifically of the local metals, engineering, and allied industries. The Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) and the Advanced Mechatronics, Robotics, and Industrial Automation Laboratory (AMERIAL) were both featured in the webinar entitled ‘Smart Manufacturing Solutions for MSMEs’ held last Sept. 20. The webinar is part of the ongoing celebration of the DOST-Cordillera Administrative Region’s (DOST-CAR) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Engr. Franz Joseph D. Libao of DOST-MIRDC presented the AMERIAL facility. AMERIAL is a technology hub that promotes the use of Industry 4.0 technologies such as mechatronics, robotics, and industrial automation to allow MSMEs to cope with the competition among local and global businesses. AMERIAL offers services, mainly research and development, training, and consultancy to MSMEs. In addition to reiterating the various benefits that MSMEs can gain from availing of AMERIAL services, Engr. Libao also shared the various technical, financial, competency, and socio-cultural challenges that hinder businesses from adopting new technologies. Engr. Denise Daryl A. Florante spoke about additive manufacturing (AM). He emphasized that the AMCen is geared to be the Philippines’ national hub for additive manufacturing/3D printing, constantly improving capabilities in the AM materials development and prototyping, and fostering effective collaborations among industry, government, and the academe. DOST-MIRDC said that during his talk, Florante also gave the participants a virtual tour of the AMCen for better understanding of what this national hub for additive manufacturing has to offer. “It feels good to be able to celebrate the NSTW again this year. This year’s NSTW will allow us to showcase MIRDC’s capabilities, particularly the AMCen’s. We hope that the participants recognize the government’s efforts not only for this generation but also for future generations,” said Florante. In addition to the AMCen and the AMERIAL, the DOST-MIRDC also showcased its R&D outputs in the DOST-CAR’s NSTW. The DOST-MIRDC’s exhibit booth features various food processing equipment, the Automated Guideway Transit, and other services that cater to the requirements of local industries.

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Senior Congress leader from Himachal Harsh Mahajan joins BJP

Harsh Mahajan hit at the Congress after joining the saffron party in the presence of union minister Piyush Goyal and national general secretary, Vinod Tawde

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Iran Protest Crackdown Engulfs Prominent Child of Revolution

(Bloomberg) -- Iran arrested the daughter of a former president for “inciting rioters” in the capital Tehran, the latest sign

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Body of missing famed U.S. extreme skier recovered in Nepal

The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain has been recovered and transported to Nepal’s capital

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Drug driver jailed for deliberately crashing car into pensioner’s bungalow

A drug driver who deliberately crashed his BMW into a pensioner’s bungalow has been jailed. Micheal Vose left Edna Kearns, 92, suffered serious leg injuries in the crash last November and she later died from an unrelated illness in hospital, having never returned home. Vose, 40, was sentenced to four years in prison at Bolton Crown Court on Monday, when Judge Martin Walsh told the defendant he had made a “conscious decision” to smash into the pensioner’s home. The court heard that Vose, who previously worked as a construction manager, had attempted to kill himself after assaulting his girlfriend and drunkenly accusing her of cheating on him at a flat in Westhoughton, Bolton. During the assault, the defendant caused £1,000 worth of damage to his ex-partner’s bedroom and put his hands around her neck twice. Judge Walsh told the court that the woman eventually managed to force him from the room and called 999, when Vose said he wanted to end his own life. He said: “As she was on the phone to the police, she could hear you saying that you were going to kill yourself.” At around 5.15am on the same night of November 2, Vose then drove his black BMW X6 down Chew Moor Lane, in Bolton, before going directly over a roundabout and into Ms Kearns’s home. Ms Kearns, an former civil servant, was then flung from her bed and rushed to hospital with leg injuries and a fractured ankle following the crash. Alistair Reed, prosecuting, said Vose drove into the house despite Ms Kearns leaving a light on to show that the bungalow was occupied. Judge Walsh told the defendant: “A conscious decision was taken to drive the vehicle aggressively when you were heavily intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. “Mrs Kearns very sadly died on April 8, she never returned to her home.” A victim impact statement prepared by Ms Kearn’s before her death – which was not directly caused by the crash – said she would “never be the same person again”. The court heard that she had to stay in hospital over Christmas and feared she had lost her independence as a result. The court also heard that Vose had nine previous convictions. These include blackmail and kidnap in 2015, and at the time of the incident, he was still serving a community order for racially aggravated offences. Vose pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, causing criminal damage to her flat, causing injury by dangerous driving and causing criminal damage to Ms Kearns’s home. Mr Reid said Vose had been truly remorseful for what he had done to Mrs Kearns. He said: “He does not expect forgiveness from the family but he wants it known that if he could turn back time he would do so.” Along with being sent to prison for four years, Judge Walsh also banned Vose from driving for five years, including an extra two years ban to include the time he spends in prison.

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Russians recruited to fight in Ukraine told to use tampons to treat bullet wounds

Russian reservists being called up to fight in Ukraine are reportedly being told to take tampons and sanitary pads to use as bandages because the army is running out of first aid supplies. A video widely shared on social media platform Telegram shows a military officer shouting at a crowd of draftees telling them they are responsible for their own first aid kits. “Take sleeping bags with you. You will have to sleep where you have to,” says the officer. “All the army provides you with is uniforms and armour. “All this applies to medicine, diarrhoea tablets, hydrogen peroxide tourniquets. I don’t have enough tourniquets for you. One conscript says : “There are no tourniquets in pharmacies.” The commander replies: “Ask relatives... get car first aid kits and take medical tourniquets from there. Ask your wives, girls, mothers for pads. The cheapest pads and the cheapest tampons.” He adds: “Do you know what tampons are for? You stick it right into the bullet wound and that’s it! The tampon begins to swell and closes the wound. I know this since the Chechen war.” Last week, Vladimir Putin ordered some 300,000 military reservists to prepare for service in Russia’s struggling campaign. However, the video has been dismissed as “fake” by Russian authorities, reported The Daily Beast. “You don’t need sanitary pads,” said United Russia lawmaker Dmitry Perminov, and cited Mr Putin’s promise that all draftees will be provided with everything they need. Read More Putin not bluffing about nuke threats, says Zelensky - follow live Why did Putin invade Ukraine? The conflict explained ‘No way back to business as usual’: The Baltics seek to counter Russia West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

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London politics LIVE: Kwasi Kwarteng to meet Wall Street bosses after ‘very serious’ IMF warning

Bank bosses have started arriving at the Treasury to meet with Kwasi Kwarteng after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) criticised the Chancellor’s economic measures and the Bank of England signalled sharp interest rate rises could be on the way. Kwasi Kwarteng will step up efforts to reassure the City about his economic plans on Wednesday by meeting with investment banks including Bank of America and JP Morgan. It follows days of turmoil which saw the pound buffeted and Government borrowing costs increase after his mini-budget spooked the markets with its package of tax cuts and increased borrowing. In an extraordinary statement on Tuesday, the IMF said it was “closely monitoring” developments in the UK and was in touch with the authorities, urging the Chancellor to “reevaluate the tax measures”. It warned the current plans, including the abolition of the 45p rate of income tax for people on more than £150,000, are likely to increase inequality. The move came as the Bank of England signalled it was ready to significantly ramp up interest rates to shore up the pound and guard against increased inflation. Read More Sir Keir Starmer says MP Rupa Huq’s comments about Kwasi Kwarteng were ‘racist’ Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng bids to reassure markets after IMF rebuke Pound retreats again and FTSE tumbles after IMF’s stinging criticism of UK plans

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Ian powers up to a Category 4 hurricane as it nears Florida

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane as it prepares to slam into southwest Florida on Wednesday

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