Indonesia cites twisted bowel in death of Javan rhino

first_imgLast month, rangers in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park found an adult male rhino dead on a beach.A necropsy determined the rhino’s death was due to complications from a twisted bowel, putting to rest fears of poaching or contagion.Despite the death, the Javan rhino population has shown stable growth with the birth of two calves earlier this year, putting the tally at minimum 68 individuals. JAKARTA — Veterinarians and wildlife experts in Indonesia have determined the death of a rhinoceros in the west coast of Java Island last week was due to fatal complications from a twisted intestine. The announcement puts to rest fears the animal could have been killed by poachers or an infectious disease.Rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park, home to the only remaining population of the critically endangered Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus), on April 23 found an adult male rhino dead on one of the park’s beaches. The animal was thought to be 30 years old and was affectionately known as Samson. His death brought the total known population of the species to 68 individuals.None of the rhino’s body parts were missing, indicating that poaching was not the cause of death, and a preliminary examination showed no signs of poisoning or contagious infection. The park’s officials then took tissue samples to make a conclusive report on the cause of the death.The body of a Javan rhinoceros was found last month near a beach at an Indonesian national park. Image courtesy of WWF-Indonesia.The necropsy found that the rhino’s large and small intestines were twisted, eventually releasing bacterial toxins that spread throughout the body, according to a team of veterinarians from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and WWF-Indonesia.This condition is not new to the species. A 2012 paper by a veterinarian at IPB found that the intestinal condition had killed five Javan rhinos in 1982 and one in 2003.“The most important thing is that the death was not because of rhino poaching, as the horn is still attached,” said Kurnia Khairani, a veterinarian with WWF, in an April 27 statement. “The necropsy result also indicates that [the death] was not from infection or contagious diseases, like anthrax.”Experts had feared the possibility of an epidemic. With the entire species confined to a single nature reserve, a contagious disease could potentially wipe out the Javan rhino for good.Although the death was attributed to natural causes, it adds urgency to calls for a portion of the population to be relocated to a second site.The Indonesian government and rhino experts have since 2015 been scouting for such a site, to avoid a decline in population due to the park reaching carrying capacity and to serve as insurance against the threats of diseases, poaching and other human incursions, and natural disasters such as tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Despite the death of Samson, the Javan rhino population has expanded with the birth of two calves earlier this year, putting the tally at minimum 68 individuals: 29 adult males, 24 adult females and 15 juveniles.Veterinarians and wildlife experts take tissue samples from the Javan rhino for a necropsy to pinpoint the cause of death. Image courtesy of WWF-Indonesia.Banner image: A park ranger examines the male Javan rhino found dead on April 23. Image courtesy of the Ujung Kulon National Park Agency.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Basten Gokkoncenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Javan Rhinos, Mammals, Protected Areas, Rainforest Animals, Rhinos, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation last_img read more

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Police offer $10M reward for recapture of prison escapees

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) has amped up efforts to recapture the four remaining prison escapees. As such, the Force on Wednesday announced a million reward for information leading to the arrest of the remaining four prison escapees. The fugitives include three high profile prisoners, who escaped the Camp Street penitentiary during the July 9, 2017 riot where prison warden Odinga Wickham was shot dead. The remaining prisoner escaped from Lusignan on July 24.Paul Goriah is the lone Lusignan inmate on the run while the wanted prisoners, who hijacked a taxi and fled the Camp Street Prison are Uree Varswyck; Mark Royden Durant, also known as “Royden Williams”; and Cobena Stephens, also known as “OJ”. These three are considered armed and very dangerous; so much so that Varswyck, an ex-cop was fingered by several prison officers as the gunman who murdered prison officer and principal breadwinner for his family, Odinga Wickham.Varswyck, Durant and Stephens were believed to have been moving as a unit along with fellow Camp Street escapee Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, but the latter was re-captured by Police on July 29. During a period of heavy rain on July 24, 2017, 13 men – 10 who were charged for murder – escaped Lusignan via a dug-out hole which was hidden under a make-shift pit latrine. Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde were held for murder armed robbery; and accused inmates Teshawn McKenzie and Winston Long and attempted murder accused, Jamal Joseph. While 11 of the men were recaptured without incident, Clive Forde put up a fight will Joint Services ranks and was killed in a gunfire exchange.Police advised that anyone with information that may lead to the recapture of the escapees, is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 226-1389, 227-2128, 227-1149, 226-7065, 699-0869, 600-3019, 699-0867, 669-4606, 603-3261 or the nearest Police Station. Police noted that all information will be treated with strict confidentiality.One year prior to this latest spat of prison unrest, 17 inmates were killed in a prison riot at the Camp Street Prison in March 2016.last_img read more

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Ranieri seeks matadors as faltering Leicester head to Sevilla

first_img0Shares0000A year on from winning the Premier League title against all the odds, Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City just a point above the relegation zone © AFP / Cristina QUICLERSEVILLE, Spain, Feb 21 – Under fire Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has called on his players to show the courage of “matadors” to cause a huge Champions League shock against high-flying Spaniards Sevilla during their last-16 first leg Wednesday.A year on from winning the Premier League title against all the odds, Ranieri’s men lie just a point above the relegation zone. However, the Italian hopes that with the pressure lifted on their return to Champions League action, Leicester can summon the spirit of last season.“I want the gladiator, the matadors,” said Ranieri when asked if his players would be lambs to the slaughter at the daunting Sanchez Pizjuan.“We know they are better than us, but we know we can fight.“We have to fight with our heads held high and chests out.”The contrast in form and European pedigree between the sides couldn’t be starker with Sevilla flying high in La Liga and having won the Europa League in each of the past three seasons.“We are serious underdogs. If you look at what Sevilla have achieved in the past 10 years they are used to staying at the top,” added Ranieri.However, having saved their best for the Champions League so far this season, Ranieri is hoping a famous European night can turn their campaign around.“Tomorrow could be the turning point. If we lose nothing happens, but if we win something inside could change and we need one match like this.”Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla are third in La Liga behind Real Madrid and Barcelona © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENRecord signing Islam Slimani hasn’t recovered from injury so Jamie Vardy is likely to start on his own up front for the visitors.The England international’s dip in form has been a key reason to Leicester’s change in fortunes this season, but he too is hoping a relief from the pressures of the Premier League will unleash their best.“It’s going to be a big game, we just hope we can make it a memorable one,” said Vardy.“It is a game where we can just forget about that for one night and hopefully if we get a good performance we can use that to kick on and pull ourselves away from the relegation zone.”Leicester’s disastrous form also saw them dumped out of the FA Cup in embarrassing fashion in a 1-0 defeat to 10-man Millwall of the third tier League One on Saturday.However, Ranieri is set to recall a host of first team regulars after making 10 changes against Millwll as the likes of Vardy and Riyad Mahrez should return.– ‘Time waits for no one’ –Jamie Vardy has failed to score in nine games since netting a hat-trick against Manchester City © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli highlighted Vardy as Leicester’s major threat.“Vardy was decisive last year and his lack of goals explains Leicester’s current problems,” said the Argentine.“When Vardy starts scoring we will once again see the Leicester that are extremely dangerous.”Sampaoli, though, admitted the pressure building on Ranieri is inevitable unless results drastically improve.“Now no one talks about the team that won the league in an incredible and historic way, but of the present when they are not playing well and fighting against relegation,” he added.“Common sense would say that someone who achieved so much from a team with so little can turn the situation around, but time waits for no one, not even someone as good as Ranieri who won the Premier League.”Sevilla’s only absences are at the back with Gabriel Mercado and Nico Pareja missing through suspension and injury respectively.Sampaoli is expected to make just two changes from the side that beat Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to remain third in La Liga, with Brazilian right-back Mariano and Spanish international Vitolo coming into the side.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Celtic 2-0 Rangers: Hoops cruise past sorry Gers into League Cup final

first_img Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths 1 Celtic dominated their reunion against fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park with a comfortable 2-0 victory.The Hoops capitalised on a frantic start when Leigh Griffiths diverted a searching cross from Stefan Johansen, and added a second before the break with Kris Commons’ sizzling effort.With Rangers failing to register a single shot on target throughout the match, Celtic’s place in the final against Dundee United never looked in doubt.The start of the match reciprocated the electric atmosphere inside Scotland’s national stadium, until Celtic took the lead after just ten minutes.Griffiths’ peeling run was well spotted by Johansen’s sumptuous delivery, before the former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker nodded home from close range.The Bhoys continued to enjoy the majority of possession and capitalised on Rangers’ defensive mindset mid-way through the first half.Scott Brown – marauding through midfield – found Commons in space, and the 31-year-old sent the green half of Hampden into raptures with a stunning drive from 25 yards past Steve Simonsen.Celtic’s dominance aligned with Rangers’ lack of adventure and Ronny Deila’s side could have added a third before the interval, but Virgil van Dijk miscued an unmarked header over the crossbar.The Bhoys seemed content with their two-goal cushion and, with little threat coming from their Glasgow counterparts, looked happy to control proceedings rather than push for a third.And a laboured second half failed to deliver any clear-cut chances, although Lee McCulloch’s clash with John Guidetti did rouse a few supporters, as Celtic eased to victory and the Old Firm bragging rights.last_img read more

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Arsenal start the season at home to West Ham

first_img Premier League fixtures: Arsenal start the season at home to West Ham United 1 Arsenal will start the 2015-16 Premier League season at home to London rivals West Ham United.The Gunners, who finished third last season, will then face another London derby with a trip to Crystal Palace, before welcoming Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium.Their first clash with a title rival will come on September 19, when they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.They host Manchester United in early October, while the first north London derby of the season against Tottenham will be at the Emirates on November 7, with the return clash at White Hart Lane pencilled in for March 5.Click here to see the full Premier League fixture list for 2015-16last_img read more

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Jobs: Customer Service Assistant and part-time Cleaner required

first_imgJob Vacancies: Magee of Donegal clothing company in Donegal Town are now recruiting for two positions – Customer Service Assistant and Part-Time Cleaner.Customer Service Assistant:Magee has a long history of providing exceptional customer service throughout its Clothing, Retail and Weaving businesses and we wish to recruit a Customer Service Assistant to continue this tradition.  Based in our Donegal Town Head Office, key responsibilities are:-Processing customer orders and responding to queries from wholesale and web customers by phone, email and LiveChat.Dealing with web returns, refunds, cancellations, exchanges and collections.Organising despatches via UPS.Sending out order confirmations and invoices.Running and circulating analysis reports using the in-House software package.Key requirements are:-Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel.A quick learner and the willingness to take ownership of the role.The ability to work on one’s own initiative whilst being an integral member of the Customer Services team. The ability to work to deadlines.Some experience of working in a customer service environment would be a definite advantage. Full training will be provided.This is a full-time role covering a 39 hour working week. The closing date for this vacancy is 22nd November 2019.Please submit your cv to Ann Harley – recruitment@magee1866.com.(Please note that we will only be responding to shortlisted candidates).Part-Time CleanerWe wish to recruit a Part-Time Cleaner to work approx. 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday at the various Magee sites in Donegal Town.  You will be expected to clean all areas to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail. Some light catering duties will also be required.Some previous experience of commercial cleaning would be an advantage but is not essential.The closing date for this vacancy is 22nd November 2019. Please forward your cv to Ann Harley – recruitment@magee1866.com(Please note that we will only be responding to shortlisted candidates).Jobs: Customer Service Assistant and part-time Cleaner required was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CleanerCustomer Service Assistantdonegal town jobsmagee of donegallast_img read more

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PILOT SHOWS HEART IN SKIES ABOVE CONVOY

first_imgWE’RE not sure if the pilot of the plane has fallen in love – of was just having a bit of craic.But this beautiful trail in the skies above Convoy during the Finn Valley Fly-In certainly turned some heads.  PILOT SHOWS HEART IN SKIES ABOVE CONVOY was last modified: June 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:convoyFinn Valley Fly-Inheartpilotlast_img read more

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From Dixie Dean to Tommy Cook: Every Premier League club’s record goalscorer

first_img 20 20 20 13. Burnley: George Beel, 187 goals in 377 appearances, 1922-32 9 = Arsenal: Thierry Henry, 228 goals in 377 appearances, 1999-2007 and 2012 20. Brighton: Tommy Cook, 123 goals in 209 appearances, 1922-29 20 4. West Brom: Tony Brown, 279 goals in 720 appearances, 1963-81 14. Watford: Luther Blissett, 186 goals in 503 appearances, 1976-92 20 5. Leicester: Arthur Chandler, 273 goals in 419 appearances, 1923-35 1. Everton: Dixie Dean, 383 goals in 433 appearances, active from 1924-38 – click the arrow above, right, to see each Premier League club’s all-time record goalscorer 3. West Ham: Vic Watson, 326 goals in 505 appearances, 1920-35 20 20 12. Newcastle: Alan Shearer, 206 goals in 404 appearances, 1996-2006 20 7. Man United: Wayne Rooney, 253 goals in 559 appearances, 2004-2017 9 = Southampton: Mick Channon, 228 goals in 607 appearances, 1966-77 and 1979-82 20 2. Liverpool: Ian Rush, 346 goals in 660 appearances, 1980-86 and 1988-96 20 20 6. Tottenham: Jimmy Greaves, 266 goals in 379 appearances, 1961-70 20 8. Bournemouth: Ron Eyre, 229 goals in 337 appearances, 1924-33 20 20 20 20 11. Chelsea: Frank Lampard, 211 goals in 648 appearances, 2001-14 20 16. Stoke: John Ritchie (front row centre), 176 goals in 351 appearances, 1963-66 and 1969-74 15. Man City: Sergio Aguero, 177 goals in 262 appearances, 2011-present/Eric Brook, 177 goals in 493 appearances, 1927-39 Sergio Aguero, as most would have expected, moved level with Eric Brook at the top of Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorers in the win over Burnley.Since moving to the Etihad, the Argentine has now scored 177 goals and will command the number one spot for years to come.In light of his achievement, talkSPORT.com has detailed each Premier League club’s all-time goalscorer and their tally – scroll through the gallery above to see the full list, from most to least goals scored. 20 18. Swansea: Ivor Allchurch, 164 goals in 445 appearances, 1947-58 and 1965-68 20 19. Huddersfield: George Brown, 159 goals in 229 appearances, 1921-29 17. Crystal Palace: Peter Simpson, 165 goals in 195 appearances, 1929-35 20last_img read more

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Neil Lennon demands more as Hibs climb up to fourth

first_img“Every time we go away from home at the minute the opposition goalkeeper seems to come away with the man of the match performance. The difference this time was we kept a clean sheet. One of these days it will flow and we will win the game more comfortably and I can sit down and enjoy it.“It was important to win because we hadn’t since Ibrox (on August 12). That gets us comfortably in the top six, so it’s been a good week with a semi-final place secured.” Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon saw his side win 1-0 at Ross County and said there was much more to come from his players.A Paul Hanlon goal was enough to earn the visitors three points and Lennon was relieved to have won the game after seeing positive performances fail to translate into results recently.“I am frustrated at times because I know we can play better,” he said.“If we had drawn here I would have been sticking my head in the oven because in our last three games in the league against Dundee, St Johnstone and Motherwell we’ve been the better team for the majority of the game and created clear-cut chances and not taken them.last_img read more

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Share Your Favorite Plugin: Duplicate Post

first_imgWhy I Like ItThere are many plugins that have similar functionality to Duplicate Post. Why have I chosen to use Duplicate Post? It’s constantly updated by the developerHighly ranked by other WordPress usersSaves me time; it’s simple to useWhat You Need to KnowIn addition to the various ways to copy a page/post, you can:Add a template tag to your WordPress templates, to clone your posts/pagesCustomize what is copied: text, tags, categories, etc. (check the Developers Guide)Restrict the option to copy a post to certain user roles or post types (check the plugin documentation)SummaryI’ve enjoyed using Duplicate Post over the years; it’s made it simple for me copy an existing post or page. And it’s saved me lots of time. Have you used Duplicate Post? Or have you found another method to duplicate pages and posts?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedShare Your Favorite Plugin: Public Post PreviewAt the November Metro Detroit WordPress meetup last night, our theme was Share Your Favorite Plugin where several members (me included!) spoke about one of our favorite WordPress plugins. Each speaker had five minutes to explain: Why the plugin was one of their favorites What features the plugin offered How…In “WordPress”How to Fix Internal Links to a Deleted WordPress Page or PostImagine you’ve had a website for a few years. And you have a page or post that you no longer want on your site. Instead, you want your readers to visit a different post or page. So you delete the old page or post. Problem solved, right? Not exactly. What…In “WordPress”9 Tips to Help You Safely Change Your WordPress ThemeAt our March West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, one of our members asked about switching their WordPress theme. They wanted to update the theme with more features and functionality, which their current theme didn’t support. I thought it was a great topic for our meetup group, that other members would…In “WordPress” Remember that post you published last year, the one where you reviewed a new writing application? You’ve found another app that you want to publish a review for, and you want to follow the same format. But you don’t want to retype everything from scratch. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could duplicate your post? And update the content for your new review?Duplicate PostOne way you can copy an existing post or page is with the Duplicate Post plugin, a free plugin available in the WordPress plugin directory. Rather than writing from scratch, you can quickly clone a post or page, and use the formatting and content in the original post/page you created. How It WorksAfter installing and activating the plugin, you have five different ways to copy a post or page. In list of Pages or Posts, select Clone option below the post/page titleTo duplicate more than one post, in the list of Pages or Posts, select multiple items. Choose Clone in the Bulk Actions dropdown menu at the bottom of the listing.In list of Pages or Posts, select New Draft option below the post/page title (similar to the first option)In the Post edit screen, select Copy to a new draft option from Publish In a post or page, select Copy to a new draft from the admin barlast_img read more

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