Grade 10 student, Bhavya Mohan, takes home top honours at Canada-Wide Science Fair with new treatment strategy to combat cancerous cells naturally

FREDERICTON, May 17, 2019 – The jury is out. The judgment is rendered. Canada’s most inspiring and ingenious science project in 2019 belongs to Bhavya Mohan, a 16-year-old, grade 10 student from Ottawa. Bhavya received the news that he had earned the Best Fair Project award at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2019 on May 16th at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Mohan’s project entitled “Taking ABiTE out of Cancer: A Novel Aptamer based BiTE for Cancer Immunotherapy”, introduces a novel platform that will improve the human body’s ability to naturally detect and eliminate cancerous cells and be an affordable alternative to current immunotherapies.

The other students taking top honours at CWSF Fredericton 2019 were Islay Graham, a 13-year-old from Bluewater, Ontario, for her project on the Great Lakes Piping Plover, an endangered shorebird and Manning Whitby, from Toronto, who developed an advanced wearable aid that provides blind and visually impaired individuals greater spatial perception through tactile feedback.

“On behalf of educators and partners who participate in some way in science in Canada, I congratulate our exceptional young scientists and innovators,” says Reni Barlow, executive director at Youth Science Canada, organizers of CWSF. “Everyone who completed a science project in 2019 deserves our congratulations.”

The three top winners of CWSF will participate in a panel introduced by MP Matt DeCourcey, today, 9:30 a.m., as part of the closing day activities of the five-day event – Canada’s largest STEM fair, which comes on the heels of regional events held in communities across Canada. The panel event is open to the public without any charge. Canada-Wide Science Fair opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 15, and remains open until the end of the fair at 3:00 p.m. ADTtoday.

Held at the campus of the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, CWSF 2019 featured 409 projects from youth representing every province and territory, including 34 from first nations, Métis or Inuit communities. Projects ranged in topic from social justice issues to indigenous studies.

“The event is a sight to behold,” says Barlow. “Not because of any fancy frills, but because of the talent, passion and ingenuity of Canadian students. Outside of congratulating them, all we can do is encourage them to continue developing their sense of exploration and striving for solutions that lead to positive change in our world.”

Finalists in the fair – students in grades 7-12 – competed for nearly $1 million in cash awards, scholarships and prestigious opportunities including the Intact Climate Change Resilience Awards, the Ted Rogers Innovation Awards and the Youth Can Innovate Awards.

The complete list of winners and finalists, as well as full information on the top three awards, can be found at cwsf.youthscience.ca.

About Youth Science Canada

Since 1962, Youth Science Canada has been Canada’s leading organization for the promotion of innovation and celebration of excellence in science, engineering and technology among our Canadian youth. A national non-profit and registered charity, Youth Science Canada provides or partners in programs to increase awareness and involvement of youth in science, engineering and technology to engage, mentor and recognize Canada’s young scientists. Youth Science Canada also engages leading public and private sector organizations in the development of a national science, engineering and technology network of Canadian youth. For more information, please visit youthscience.ca.

For further information: Melissa Arauz, Torchia Communications, Cell. : 514 377-6461, melissa@torchiacom.com

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Mushuau Innu First Nation welcomes new safety officers

Eight community members graduate from community safety training course

May 17, 2019 — Slemon Park, Traditional Mi’kmaq Territory, Prince Edward Island — Indigenous Services Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the health and safety of First Nation communities.

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, joins Chief John Nui of Mushuau Innu First Nation and Forrest Spencer, Executive Director, Atlantic Policing Academy, to congratulate Mushuau Innu First Nation on the graduation of eight of its members as community safety officers from Holland College’s Atlantic Police Academy.

The five-week course trained students in de-escalation, communications skills and use of closed circuit TV. Students also focused on how to respond to non-criminal issues.

The course is part of Mushuau Innu First Nation’s new Community Safety Program. This program, launched in November 2018, was developed to help with the community’s ongoing safety issues, including vandalism to community infrastructure.

The eight graduates will start working as community safety officers in Natuashish at the end of May 2019. Their duties will include patrolling the community to identify safety concerns and helping ensure the safety of community members and critical infrastructure.

Quotes

“Congratulations to the Mushuau Innu community safety graduates, their families and the community of Natuashish. The work you do promoting safety and security in your community is vital and we are so proud to support you as you take on this task.”

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

“This program is a totally different experience for me, it gives me a whole different perspective of the world. The staff here at the Atlantic Police Academy are very welcoming and friendly. We are learning techniques to use in the future when we get back to our hometown. I am taking this program to learn more about how to handle a situation, help people…. I’m also looking forward to contributing my time to my community as a Community Safety Officer and attempting to prevent any out of the ordinary incidents.”

Aaron Piwas
Graduate & Mushuau Innu First Nation Community Safety Officer

“We are extremely pleased to have our community members take part in this professional training program at the Atlantic Police Academy. Community safety and security are paramount considerations for Natuashish and we have selected the Atlantic Police Academy as best meeting the specific goals and objectives that we had set for the program, which was specifically designed with the academy and with Indigenous Services Canada. We are looking forward to the successful conclusion of the program and to having our candidates participate effectively in this important community endeavour. This is an important milestone for MIFN.”

Chief John Nui
Mushuau Innu First Nation

“We developed this training program specifically to address the ongoing challenges the officers will face in their community. The students will focus on communication skills and participate in realistic scenarios, similar to what they may experience when they return home.”

Forrest Spencer
Executive Director, Atlantic Police Academy
Holland College

Quick facts

  • Mushuau Innu First Nation is located on the northeastern coast of Labrador. The community has a registered population of approximately 1060 members.
  • Indigenous Services Canada provided $800,000 toward the design and implementation of the Mushuau Community Safety Program.
  • The Mushuau Community Safety Program is not affiliated with nor endorsed by a policing organization. However the Labrador District RCMP has provided advice and support throughout the initiative.
  • Established in 1971, the Atlantic Police Academy is located in Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, and offers in-service training as well as five full-time programs: Basic Firefighting, Conservation Enforcement, Correctional Officer, Police Science (Cadet), and Sheriff and Public Safety Officer. For more information about programs at the Atlantic Police Academy, visit hollandcollege.com/apa.

Associated links

Contacts

For more information, media may contact:

Kevin Deagle
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan
Minister of Indigenous Services
873-354-0987

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada
819-953-1160
SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca

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NL Government: Preliminary Results of the 2019 Provincial General Election

May 17, 2019

The following are the preliminary results of the May 16, 2019 provincial General Election. The Official Addition of the Votes will take place in all 40 district Returning Offices on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. in most of Labrador).

ELECTORAL DISTRICT NAME: OFFICIAL CANDIDATES: POLITICAL AFFILIATION: (if any) RESULTS:
1 Baie Verte – Green Bay

CALLAHAN, Ben

ROBINSON, Neville

WARR, Brian

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

968

1872

2809

2 Bonavista

KING, Neil

PARDY, Craig

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2566

2611

3 Burgeo – La Poile

PARSONS, Andrew

TURNER, Deborah Ann

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2947

584

4 Burin – Grand Bank

HALEY, Carol Anne

MATTHEWS, Bill

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2822

2645

5 Cape St. Francis

BECK, Peter

DUFFY, Michael

LANE, Ryan

PARSONS, Kevin

New Democratic Party

Liberal Party

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

396

1115

233

4539

6 Carbonear – Trinity – Bay de Verde

BURT, Kathleen E.

COLE, Edward Thomas

CROCKER, Steve M.

OLIVER, Jason

New Democratic Party

 

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

353

53

4292

2422

7 Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair

DEMPSTER, Lisa V.

NORMORE, Michael

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

1132

552

8 Conception Bay East – Bell Island

BRAZIL, David

HAYDEN, Cyril

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

4365

1551

9 Conception Bay South

BAKER, Kevin

BUTLER, Warrick

PETTEN, Barry

Liberal Party

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

1256

810

3447

10 Corner Brook

BENNETT, Wayne Ronald

BYRNE, Gerry

FELTHAM, Mary B.

STEWART, Tom

 

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

Progressive Conservative Party

136

2436

733

1682

11 Exploits

COOPER, Gloria

DEAN, Jerry H.

FORSEY, Pleaman

 

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

1015

1924

2874

12 Ferryland

MOLLOY, Chris

O’DRISCOLL, Loyola

RYAN, Janice M.

 

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

300

4074

2350

13 Fogo Island – Cape Freels

BRAGG, Derrick

COLLINS, Sue

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2811

2365

14 Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune

LOVELESS, Elvis

WALSH, Charlene

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

1759

1536

15 Gander

HAGGIE, John

WAGG, Ryan

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

3311

2342

16 Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans

HAWKINS, Al

TIBBS, Chris

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2586

2935

17 Harbour Grace – Port de Grave

LITTLEJOHN, Glenn

PARSONS, Pam

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

3408

3758

18 Harbour Main

CONWAY OTTENHEIMER, Helen

COOZE, Mike

PARSLEY, Betty

Progressive Conservative

NL Alliance

Liberal Party

4169

643

2126

19 Humber – Bay of Islands

DICKS, Brian

HODDER, Shawn A.

HOLDEN, Michael Patrick

JOYCE, Eddie

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

Progressive Conservative Party

 

1068

310

659

4172

20 Humber – Gros Morne

BALL, Dwight W.

OSMOND, Greg

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

4247

1825

21 Labrador West

BROWN, Jordan

LETTO, Graham

SHARRON, Derick

New Democratic Party

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

1366

1361

508

22 Lake Melville

LEARNING, Jim

TOBIN, Shannon John

TRIMPER, Perry

 

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

603

1189

1517

23 Lewisporte – Twillingate

BENNETT, Derek John

FREAKE, Krista

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

3190

2717

24 Mount Pearl North

KIELEY, Nicole

LESTER, Jim

NEVILLE, William

READE, Carol A.C.

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

NL Alliance

New Democratic Party

2196

2907

443

358

25 Mount Pearl – Southlands

BRAKE, David

HAI, Hasan

LANE, Paul

PEARSON, Gillian

New Democratic Party

Liberal Party

 

Progressive Conservative Party

214

1826

2823

1590

26 Mount Scio

MERCER, Jason R.

PELLEY, Graydon

POWER, Lloyd

STOODLEY, Sarah

New Democratic Party

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

597

406

1769

1981

27 Placentia – St. Mary’s

GAMBIN-WALSH, Sherry

THORNE, Steve

WHELAN, Hilda

Liberal Party

 

Progressive Conservative Party

2764

824

2245

28 Placentia West – Bellevue

BROWNE, Mark

DWYER, Jeff

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2615

3381

29 St. Barbe – L’Anse aux Meadows

FITZGERALD, Sheila

MITCHELMORE, Christopher

MITCHELMORE, Ford

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

Non-Affiliated

2120

3390

170

30 St. George’s – Humber

O’BRIEN, Tom

REID, Scott

SNOOK, Shane

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

NL Alliance

2163

2691

510

31 St. John’s Centre

DINN, Jim

GALGAY, Jonathan Paul

O’KEEFE, Seamus

New Democratic Party

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

2218

1301

1207

32 St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi

COFFIN, Alison

MURPHY, George W.

PORTER, David

New Democratic Party

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2699

2072

1436

33 St. John’s West

COADY, Siobhan

SKINNER, Shane

WALSH, Brenda

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

New Democratic Party

2393

2211

633

34 Stephenville – Port au Port

FINN, John

WAKEHAM, Tony

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

2481

2512

35 Terra Nova

HOLLOWAY, Colin

MOORES, Barry

PARROTT, Lloyd

Liberal Party

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

2595

499

2876

36 Topsail – Paradise

BEST-MOORE, Lori

DINN, Paul

HYNES-COATES, Patricia

NL Alliance

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

574

3476

1650

37 Torngat Mountains

EDMUNDS, Randy

EVANS, Lela

Liberal Party

Progressive Conservative Party

477

623

38 Virginia Waters – Pleasantville

CROSBIE, Beth

DAVIS, Bernard

DEON, Jenn

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

2217

2761

1262

39 Waterford Valley

COOPER, Matthew

OSBORNE, Tom

New Democratic Party

Liberal Party

1599

3487

40 Windsor Lake

CROSBIE, Ches

OSBORNE, Bob

SHEA, Tomás

Progressive Conservative Party

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

2644

2088

696

– 30 –

Media contact
Adrienne Luther
Communications and Training Manager
Elections Newfoundland and Labrador
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
709-729-1474, 687-4217
adrienneluther@gov.nl.ca

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MJardin Group to Issue First Quarter 2019 Financial Results May 30, 2019

TORONTO, Canada and DENVER, Colorado, May 16, 2019 — MJardin Group, Inc. (“MJardin” or “the Company”) (CSE: MJAR) (OTCQX: MJARF), is pleased to announce that it will report its first quarter 2019 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2019, before market open on May 30, 2019.

The Company will host a conference call on the same day at 10:00 am ET. Adrian Montgomery, Chairman, and Chris Seto, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company’s financial performance for the period ended March 31, 2019.

To access the call, please dial 1-800-458-4121 or 1-323-794-2093. A replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 pm ET on May 30, 2019, until 11:59 pm ET, June 13, 2019. To access the replay, call 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671, followed by passcode 6223360.

A webcast link to the call is available at the following URL: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=134637

About MJardin Group

MJardin is a cannabis management platform with extensive experience in cultivation, processing, distribution and retail. For over 10 years, MJardin has refined cultivation methodologies, developed state of the art facilities and implemented vertical integration for and on behalf of license owners. MJardin is based in Denver, Colorado and Toronto, Canada. For more information, please visit www.mjardin.com.

The CSE has not in any way passed upon the merits of and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Ali Mahdavi
Capital Markets & Investor Relations
416-962-3300
Ali.mahdavi@MJardin.com

Chris Seto
Chief Financial Officer
647-242-0615
Chris.Seto@Mjardin.com

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador

Ottawa, Ontario – May 16, 2019

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador:

“Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have chosen to elect a government led by the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Dwight Ball on his re-election.

“As we mark the 70th anniversary of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Confederation with Canada, I look forward to continue working with the provincial government. Together, through partnerships like the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the renewed Atlantic Accord, we will continue to create good, middle class jobs and grow the province’s economy, while protecting the environment and combatting climate change.”

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BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

May 16, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project, located 325 kilometres northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by June 5, 2019 to:

BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.BHPCanada.ACEE@canada.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency’s website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80174). Printed copies are available upon request.

Follow the Agency on Twitter: @CEAA_ACEE #BHPCanadaExplorationDrilling

The Proposed Project

BHP is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences in the Orphan Basin, located 325 kilometres northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1157 and 1158.

For more information on the Agency’s privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

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Canada’s highest honour: Governor General lauds SmartICE for integrating technology and Inuit knowledge – MUN

May 13, 2019

Dr. Trevor Bell and the SmartICE team have been recognized with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for their groundbreaking work on climate change adaptation.

SmartICE is an award-winning project that integrates on-ice technology, remote sensing and Inuit knowledge to generate near real-time information of ice conditions for Arctic communities. It was named the Arctic Inspiration Prize winner in 2016 and a United Nations Momentum for Climate Change Solutions winner in 2017.
Indigenous-led research

“The work of Dr. Bell and the team both showcases the innovative cutting edge research that Memorial University is known for internationally, while supporting knowledge generation and Indigenous community-led research in the North,” said President Gary Kachanoski. “I offer my congratulations to each of them and thank them for their commitment to research that is having such a positive impact.”

Read More: https://gazette.mun.ca/research/canadas-highest-honour/

Dr. Jim Tuck remembered for archaeological research in Nunatsiavut

May 16, 2019

Labrador Inuit were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim Tuck, a pioneer of modern professional archaeological research in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Tuck, who passed away on May 10, founded the archaeology program at Memorial University, and the department there is now considered to be one of the best in the country.

Dr. Tuck received numerous honors over the years for his efforts, including being elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1982 for his contributions to archaeological research. He was also the recipient of the Manning Award from the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society’s Heritage Award for significant contributions to “the preservation and/or dissemination of the written record of the history of Newfoundland and Labrador.” He was a recipient of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the Smith-Wintemberg Award from the Canadian Archaeological Association – the highest award given by the national body.

Dr. Tuck’s work was used by the Labrador Inuit Association leading up to the signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and the formation of the Nunatsiavut Government in 2005. His work continues to be important resource material for the Nunatsiavut Government as manages the region’s rich historic resources.

As Minister of Culture, Recreation of Tourism, I would like to extend sincere condolences to Dr. Tuck’s family and friends. He will be warmly remembered in northern Labrador.

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PE Government: Applications for arts grants now being accepted

May 15, 2019

Prince Edward Island artists are invited to apply for funding during the spring 2019 round of arts grants.

Applications for funding can be submitted at Arts Grants program for three types of grants: creation, dissemination, and professional development. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m.

“These grants are vital to the overall development of the cultural sector, and the personal development of Island artists,” Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay said. “Hundreds of Island artists have benefitted from this funding over the years and their efforts have further enriched the lives of visitors, and Islanders alike.”

Successful applicants are selected by a six-member jury of their arts community peers, which is modeled on the practice followed by the Canada Council of the Arts. There is $50,000 available in this round of funding, with another round of $50,000 in the fall.

Melissa Mullen’s theatre group, the Homestead Players, which also included Rob MacLean and the late Harry Baglole, was the recipient of a $7,000 creation grant under the program in 2017.

“The PEI Arts Grants program gave the Homestead Players a wonderful opportunity by allowing us time to research and write a script that is very dear to our hearts,” Mullen said. “Harry Baglole had been a friend of the late Dr. Edward Ives, a pioneering American folklorist who wrote four books about PEI folk music. Harry himself has since passed away. We are very grateful that the grant allowed us this last creative endeavor together.”

Since the fall of 2016 the province has supported 72 Island artists with grants totaling $300,000.

Media contact:

Andrew Sprague
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
902-368-5535
asgsprague@gov.pe.ca

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New Funding for Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

May 15, 2019

Government announced annual funding for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association of $205,700 today, May 15, at an event at Glooscap First Nation.

The association has 16 chapters in the province and advocates on matters of importance to Indigenous women and girls.

“The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is a strong voice for Indigenous women and girls,” said Kelly Regan, Minister Responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “This funding is a recognition of the association’s important work and unique role in supporting and advocating for Indigenous women and girls throughout Nova Scotia.”

Representing 8,000 women, the non-profit organization provides support and resources, and develops programs and initiatives to improve social, educational, health and employment opportunities for Indigenous women in collaboration with all levels of government.

“This investment into the future of Nova Scotia’s Indigenous women will help build capacity within our organization, resulting in increased supports and programming for our women and families helping them to thrive and prosper,” said Lorraine Whitman, president of the association. “The funding will also provide opportunities for all Indigenous women to contribute their ideas and skills to the social, cultural and economic health of our Indigenous communities.”

The association has also received funding through Standing Together, a provincial plan to prevent domestic violence.

One project, Ending Domestic Violence Begins with Me, will work to prevent violence against Mi’kmaw women through elders sharing knowledge and cultural teachings with youth. The other project, Apakulmut’ek, will involve Indigenous women, girls, and couples creating traditional ribbon skirts while discussing domestic violence and ways to prevent it.

For more information on the Standing Together plan, visit www.novascotia.ca/standingtogether

Media Contact:

Shannon Kerr
Cell: 902-717-6061
Email: shannon.kerr@novascotia.ca

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