Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2009 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2009 presentation Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2017 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2017 presentation Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

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Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgEterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Raise funds online via e-mail ads

RaiseFunds is to launch what they claim is a new method of raising funds using the Internet. RaiseFunds is to launch what they claim is a new method of raising funds using the Internet. Individuals will earn income for charities by agreeing to receive targeted e-mail advertisements twice a week. They say that a regular user could raise up to £208 per year for their selected charity.The site launches on 2 April but is accepting registrations already at www.raisefunds.org.uk. The site also makes confusing references to www.raisefunds.co.uk. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 February 2000 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Raise funds online via e-mail ads AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The concept of raising funds by viewing adverts was launched in 1997 by iGive.com, although that focused on Web-based adverts. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of iGive. You can also read UK Fundraising’s coverage of click-to-give-for-free Web sites. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal reaches £60 million

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: DEC Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Pakistan flood appeal DEC Research / statistics The DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal has raised £60,800,000, making it one of the three most generously supported appeals the charity has run in its 45 year history. Only the 2004 South Asian tsunami (£390 million) and this year’s Haiti earthquake appeals (£103 million) have raised more.The total is likely to increase because fundraising will continue until the end of January 2011.The Pakistan Floods Appeal has just exceeded the total raised by the DEC in response to the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake. This totaled £60,668,000.The current appeal differed from previous ones because of the relatively slow response from the parts of the international community, and the ongoing nature of the disaster as the flood waters affected more and more of the country. Normally appeals start to tail off after an initial high, but in this case the surge in donations came later than other appeals.Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee Brendan Gormley said: “The response of the UK public to the flooding in Pakistan has been extraordinary. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has shown their support. Donors to the DEC can be proud of the work they are helping to fund”.Comparing disaster appeal totals might seem a little ghoulish. The DEC says that it “usually seeks to avoid making direct comparisons between disasters and appeals. The circumstances of each disaster are unique and the consequences devastating for those affected”.However, it accepts that the totals raised by each DEC appeal are a “matter of public record and the Pakistan appeal has today reached a significant milestone”.www.dec.org.uk DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal reaches £60 million Howard Lake | 5 October 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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U.S. causes instability in Libya, Nigeria

first_imgAn Egyptian air force fighter jet lands after attack on Libya Feb. 16.Egyptian planes struck Libya on Feb. 16 following Islamic State operatives’ brutal execution of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi then appealed for military intervention by the “international community.” The call suggests that Al-Sisi, who headed a military coup against elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, wants a renewed imperialist-led campaign in North Africa, with Libya’s political crisis and the presence of IS as a pretext.The Egyptian airstrikes killed mainly civilians. Washington annually subsidizes Cairo with over $2 billion in taxpayer funds, most of it for Egyptian military joint cooperation agreements with the Pentagon and CIA.The evidence of the last four years shows that another aggressive Pentagon-NATO operation in Libya would be just as disastrous as the outcome of the regime-change war in 2011. The ongoing conflict inside Libya has spread instability throughout other regions of North and West Africa, creating conditions for the escalation of foreign occupations from France as well as the U.S. in nearby Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and other states.Since the 2011 U.S.- and NATO-sponsored counterrevolution against the government led by Col. Moammar Gadhafi, there has been an escalation of internecine violence in Libya, including the targeting of Christians and their churches. Under Gadhafi’s Jamahiriya system of government before 2011, the country was guided by a secular ideology based on popular committees and mass organizations.The 2011 Pentagon-NATO bombings lasted for over seven months, during which NATO coordinated disparate rebel groups that marched along the trail established through aerial bombardments across strategic areas of the country. This imperialist-led war destroyed Libya as a nation-state. It left no viable political, social, military, cultural or legal institutions within the country that could stabilize Libyan society.The corporate media and U.S. government officials often overlook or distort the role of the CIA, the Pentagon and NATO in destabilizing Libya. This process of destabilization continues through the presence of intelligence and military assets inside the country, and it continues with the Egyptian intervention.Another series of bombing by IS in the town of al-Qubbah in the east of Libya on Feb. 20 killed over 40 people. The BBC reported that day: “Three bombs exploded, targeting a petrol station, a police station and the home of parliamentary speaker Agila Salah, a security source told the news group. According to an online statement, IS fighters said they struck in retaliation for Egyptian air strikes.”Annual U.S. maneuvers in West AfricaWashington has also conducted military maneuvers in West Africa ostensibly as a show of support in the increasingly regional fight against Boko Haram. Nonetheless, elements in the Nigerian government have said the role of Washington has been less than helpful in the conflict which has killed over 10,000 people and dislocated millions. (Allafrica.com, Feb. 11)Since 2009, Boko Haram has carried out a military campaign against the central government through attacking and occupying large swaths of territory in the northeast of the country. The rebels have also carried out operations in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.Reuters on Feb. 16 reported, “Chad launched a U.S.-backed counter-terrorism exercise on Monday [Feb. 8] with 1,300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria’s Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. The ‘Flintlock’ maneuvers unfolded as Chad and four neighboring states prepare a task force to take on Boko Haram, the biggest security threat to Africa’s top oil producer Nigeria and an increasing concern to countries bordering it.”The Christian Science Monitor noted on Feb. 18 the international character of the U.S.-led operations, saying, “It includes counter-terrorism forces not only from the U.S. but from other Western countries and a number of African militaries including several of the armies that have pledged to support Nigeria in its battle against the jihadists.”Nigeria was scheduled to hold national elections on Feb. 14 and 28 for the presidency, parliament and local government offices. On the recommendation of Nigeria’s armed forces, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the voting until late March and early April, saying the lack of security in war-impacted areas of the country precluded the holding of a free and fair vote.The Nigerian military, along with forces from the impacted regional states, have reported counterinsurgency operations where hundreds of Boko Haram fighters were killed. It is nevertheless unclear if these offensive operations are adequate to break Boko Haram’s military capacity.Although Nigeria’s government is closely allied with the imperialist states, including the U.S., there are tensions between Washington and Abuja. The U.S. is no longer the major importer of Nigerian crude oil, and it is reported that petroleum industry trade between the two countries has been severely curtailed.At present, India is the largest purchaser of Nigerian oil. The drop in oil prices, which provide Nigeria with over 90 percent of its foreign exchange earnings, has prompted an economic crisis in the country. This crisis reflects Nigeria’s dependence on oil exports for maintaining the national economy at its current level.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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French state escalates attacks on unions

first_imgWorkers in Monaco, a principality on the French seacoast, fight so that bosses can’t fire them at will.The French government used tear gas and threatened leaders with “terrorism” charges to try to stop the protests that a coalition of unions and students, led by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), has been waging vigorously and repeatedly since March to force the government to withdraw its new anti-labor law.The French state has tried lying. The cops claimed that the last demonstration in Paris on June 14, which involved over 600 buses from all over France, where it took hours for demonstrators to leave the assembly site and march along a wide Parisian boulevard, drew only 75,000 to 80,000 people. A careful analysis of the data at Initiative Communiste indicates that 750,000 to 950,000 people — close to the million estimated by the unions — is the most probable figure. (www.initiative-communiste.fr)The French state is trying intimidation. The government, under its state-of-emergency powers, issued an order forbidding 130 individuals, listed by name, from participating in the June 14 demonstration. It is even threatening to ban upcoming national demonstrations on June 23 and June 28, allegedly because there was violence and property destruction on June 14. The CGT says that this threat shows the government is losing and is on the ropes.In comparison with the strike actions, the European soccer tournament currently being held in France has seen far more violence and property destruction. Over 332 people have been arrested throughout France, amidst scenes of massive, drunken destruction; some have already been convicted and either deported or imprisoned for a few months. (Les Echos) But there have been no government threats against the tournament.Recently, two police agents were assassinated in Maintes-la-Jolie, a small city with a large population of North Africans. Bernard Cazeneuve, the minister of the interior, speaking on TV2 the evening of June 14, even tried to tie the assassinations to the CGT-led strikes, which he claims engender a climate of violence. President François Hollande gave the elegy at the police officials’ hugely publicized state funeral.The CGT says it reserves the right to defend itself, and CGT security tries to keep the demonstrators safe from all attacks, including attacks from the cops.Cops shown beating protestersThe June 14 blog of Initiative Communiste describes how a middle-aged man suffered a serious back injury after being shot with a tear gas cannister. The June 19  New York Times has a picture of four or five cops beating a Black protester on the ground; video clips on YouTube of the June 14 protest show cops clubbing protesters on their backs as they tried to get away.The media and government are trying to minimize the impact of the strikes that accompany these demonstrations. For example, some workers on a road near Limoges in south central France held a “snail operation” that created a 25-mile traffic jam. An action like this was mentioned in the June 15 issue of Le Monde, but less spectacular actions are purposely unreported.Even with all the government lies blaming the CGT for violence, and the disruptions and inconveniences the strikes have caused, popular support for the unions has stayed high. Despite lack of fuel, missing trains, irregular metro service and canceled flights, the most respected French polling service (IFOP) reports support at around 60 percent.The government actions show that it is trying to break the power of the unions, even if it has to force the new labor law through Parliament without a vote. As part of its competition with capitalists in the European Union, the French bosses aim for a working class wracked by austerity and unable to resist.The unions, led by the CGT, are fighting hard to protect their gains and they do have a chance to win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Whistleblower exposes: ICE abuses detainees

first_imgEDITOR’S NOTES:As we go to press, a Sept. 21 press release from Georgia Detention Watch announced that Cipriano Chavez-Alvarez, 61, is the third detainee at the Stewart Detention Center located in Lumpkin, Georgia to die of COVID-19.Press conference on ICE abuse, Ocilla, Ga., Sept. 15. Whistleblower Dawn Wooten on left.Sept. 20 — In the days since whistleblower Dawn Wooten detailed serious charges against the LaSalle Corrections-owned and operated detention center in Ocilla, Ga., there has been an explosion of media exposés, Congressional action and grassroots activism.Wooten, a Black nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center, listed a number of medical neglect issues, particularly a lack of COVID-19 precautions, and an abnormal number of hysterectomies and other procedures performed by an outside doctor on women detainees. She said her outspoken attempts to rectify the conditions caused her to be demoted to an “on call” status, creating a financial hardship for the mother of five children. Nevertheless, she stated emphatically that she had no regrets for “doing the right thing.”A Sept. 15 press conference, hosted by Georgia Detention Watch (GDW) in front of the Atlanta ICE Field Office, came a day after the filing of a 27-page federal complaint with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. Every major news media in the U.S. and many around the world reported on the unsettling allegations made by the veteran nurse. GDW, national immigrant rights groups and women’s health and reproductive rights organizations quickly consulted with each other to formulate plans to mobilize public opinion to close Irwin down. Their petition is available attinyurl.com/y4gn6bmm.In response to the misogynist, dismissive response by ICE to the charges, GDW held  a “Believe Women” rally at the Field Office on Sept. 18. On Sept. 19, Somos South Georgia organized a protest in front of the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, a small town about 200 miles south of Atlanta. Marchers with banners, signs, flags and drums led the way with dozens of decorated cars and trucks filled with defenders of immigrants rights following. The sound of honking horns reached the ears of the detainees throughout the facility.More injustice comes to lightMore information has emerged about the medical malpractice with at least 17 women now identified as having had unwanted, life-altering procedures.The case of Pauline Binan illustrates the unconscionable power of ICE to deprive immigrants of justice. Pauline, now 30, came to the U.S. from Cameroon as a two-year-old child. She lived in Baltimore with her now 11-year-old daughter and other relatives. ICE took her into custody in 2017. Despite the efforts of her family to get her released, after two years Binan was still in detention and suffering from irregular periods and vaginal bleeding. She was taken to the office of Dr. Mahendra Amin in Ocilla, who has a contract with LaSalle Corrections to provide gynecological care to detainees. She was diagnosed with a cyst, as were many other women detainees according to the federal complaint.In Binan’s case, she was told she would have a D&C procedure to remove the cyst. However, what happened instead was that a fallopian tube was removed, rendering her unable to conceive naturally. She insists she did not consent to such a drastic procedure. Moreover, she says she was given no pain pills or medical supplies to change her dressing back at Irwin! Despite having an appeal of her deportation before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, ICE transferred Binan to a Texas facility. On Sept. 16, two days after the federal complaint was filed and one day after the press conference — where Dawn Wooten explained that the women at Irwin called Dr. Amin “the uterus collector” — Binan was put on a commercial flight to Cameroon.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington intervened and forced ICE agents to take her off the plane, moments before the doors were closed. Her lawyer called this precipitous action an attempt to remove a potential witness. On Sep. 19. Pauline was finally released from detention and is home in Baltimore to await the disposition of her appeal. This is a significant victory.There is a call for Congressional hearings to investigate all the charges. This would be an opportunity for immigrant detainees and Dawn Wooten to tell their stories before a national audience.Heroic whistleblower Dawn Wooten and the brave detainees at Irwin County Detention Center have supplied the movement with new ammunition to bring down the for-profit prison corporations and repressive government agencies like ICE. The writer is founder of Georgia Detention Watch and a steering committee member representing the International Action Center. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Journalist Saïda Azzouz and cartoonist Ali Dilem questioned by police

first_img February 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Saïda Azzouz and cartoonist Ali Dilem questioned by police AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alerts Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria Help by sharing this information Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditationcenter_img News Organisation Late in the day on 15 February 2004, journalist Saïda Azzouz, of the daily Le Matin, and cartoonist Ali Dilem, of the daily Liberté, were taken in for questioning at the Algiers police station. No official reason was given for their detention. Police were searching for copies of a new book by Mohamed Benchicou entitled, “Bouteflika: an Algerian imposture”. Azzouz and Dilem were released a few hours later.As the 8 April presidential election approaches, Reporters Without Borders urges the Algerian authorities to end the intimidation campaign against the private press and thefrequent summoning of journalists. Azzouz was taken in for questioning because she owned a copy of Benchicou’s book, and Dilem because he was suspected ofowning the book. The organisation hopes the Algerian authorities will stop placing constraints on media outlets that may wish to acquire and give an account of the book.On 14 February, Benchicou’s residence and the offices of the daily Le Matin were searched. Benchicou is the paper’s managing editor. Several Le Matin employees were later questioned by police, and eight copies of the book”Bouteflika: an Algerian imposture” were seized. The book has not been banned, however, and was expected to go on sale in France and Algeria on 16 February. News News May 12, 2021 Find out more News to go further April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Sachin Pilot Camp’s Plea : Live Updates From Rajasthan HC Hearing

first_imgTop StoriesSachin Pilot Camp’s Plea : Live Updates From Rajasthan HC Hearing LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 July 2020 10:09 PMShare This – xRajasthan HC continues hearing the petition filed by Sachin Pilot-led group of dissident Congress MLAs. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi to make rejoinder submissions for petitioners. Follow thread for live…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?LoginRajasthan HC continues hearing the petition filed by Sachin Pilot-led group of dissident Congress MLAs. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi to make rejoinder submissions for petitioners. Follow thread for live updates.Live Updates 21 July 2020 2:38 AMRajasthan HC to deliver verdict on Sachin Pilot camp’s plea on July 24; Speaker not to act on the disqualification notices till then21 July 2020 12:45 AMThe bench will re-assemble at 2 PM.20 July 2020 11:55 PMPara 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule is with respect to the conduct outside the house : Kamat 20 July 2020 11:55 PMKamat refers to the Parliamentary Committee reports with respect to Tenth Schedule, which observed that those who wreck inner party discipline must pay the price with disqualification.20 July 2020 11:55 PMKamat says that there was no rebuttal from either Salve or Rohatgi on his point that the action of Pilot-led MLAs amount to voluntary giving up of party membership.20 July 2020 11:55 PMAll over the country, none of the notices given by Speaker records reasons. Even in the Karnataka disqualification case, which was upheld by the Speaker, the notice had no reasons : Kamat20 July 2020 11:55 PMKamat submits that his research showed that the rules of none of the legislative assemblies and also the Parliament prescribe that reasons have to be recorded before issuing show-cause notice.20 July 2020 11:55 PMSenior Adv Devadatt Kamat , appearing for Congress Whip, Manoj Joshi, now making submissions on the point whether Speaker has to record reasons before issuing show-cause notice.20 July 2020 11:06 PMThe Court is now hearing an intervenor, who states that he is a concerned citizen.20 July 2020 11:04 PMRohatgi concludes; says he has no objections to the impleading applications. “More the merrier”, he says.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

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