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    These are the 5 things you must do before Dreamforce, the 170,000-person tech conference taking over San Francisco this week (CRM) Dreamforce is Salesforce's massive tech conference — so massive, in fact, that practically shuts down the city of San Francisco for the better part of a week. And it's coming soon, running from September 25th to the 28th.

    The streets of San Francisco will be packed with the 170,000 attendees eager to learn about tech and enjoy an onslaught of music concerts, parties and other events.

    To do this event right takes a bit of planning, preparation, and maybe even a bit of shopping.

    With over 2,700 sessions, speakers like former Vice President Al Gore, a concert featuring Metallica, and countless unofficial meetings to be had in the streets and hallways, it's a busy time and a doozy to plan for. You may have your tickets booked and a calender filled out, but are you really ready for Dreamforce?

    Maybe not. But have no fear. We've compiled the five things you need to know before showing up to Dreamforce this year. Don't say we didn't warn you.

    An earlier version of this story first ran in November 2017.

    *SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley loves Burning Man and these tech executives are no exception*

    -Buy new shoes-

    San Francisco's Moscone Center is the central hub for Dreamforce, but the event actually takes place across multiple venues in the SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood — not to mention the after parties scattered throughout the city.

    That means even the most indolent attendees will find themselves racking up steps on their fitness trackers.

    "I actually go out and buy some shoes every year because it really really takes its toll," said Ben McCarthy, a Salesforce consultant and founder of the industry blog Salesforce Ben. "You don't notice it until you do and you see that your feet are completely destroyed."

    This is a vital part of Dreamforce prep, he said, because if the conference doesn't get to you, the city will.

    "I was warned about the hills. Don't under estimate the scale of the US. On Google Maps it doesn't look that big at all, but I think I've got the record on my Fitbit in San Francisco," McCarthy said, who's flying in for the event from London. 

    (Pro tip: If you're buying new shoes anyway, don't forget to throw in a pair of compression socks. They gently squeeze your legs, which increases blood flow to reduce swelling and aching.)-Pack a portable phone charger — or two-

    Dreamforce is known for its extensive swag, and branded portable chargers are a popular option across conferences this year. But when it comes to keeping your phone charged, it's better to be safe than sorry.

    "Definitely take a portable charger," said McCarthy. "They run down over the year, so I get a new one for Dreamforce."

    While Dreamforce has plenty of wall outlets where people can plug in their laptops or chargers, McCarthy said that he spends so much time running around, it's not practical to sit around waiting for a phone to charge. -Plan your agenda, but don't overbook-

    The Dreamforce agenda builder went live in early September, which was a pretty big deal for veterans of the conference. 

    The Salesforce tool lets attendees browse the dense session offerings and reserve spots on their schedule. While reserved spots are limited, a number of the sessions also have room for walk-ins, or take extra people once it's clear that people who reserved a seat aren't going to show up.

    With over 2,700 sessions (and a limited number of seats), many attendees feel compelled to pack their days with back-to-back sessions. But this is not advised. 

    "With the conference prep, I think people should really spending time with the agenda and figure out ahead of time which sessions they want to get," said Bryan Parker, CEO of DoubleDutch, a mobile app developer. 

    Salesforce offers sessions for many different industries, job titles, products and levels of expertise. So there are already several criteria that help attendees focus on the best sessions for their own needs.

    McCarthy suggested that attendees sign up for only two or three sessions a day, so that they can spend the rest of the time networking and exploring some of the more passive learning experiences that the conference has to offer. 

    "You've got to prioritize the things you want to explore," McCarthy said. 
    See the rest of the story at Business Insider Reported by Business Insider 14 hours ago.

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    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments involving U.S. veterans who say they were denied disability benefits after becoming ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is scheduled to hear the […] Reported by Seattle Times 12 hours ago.

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    The cars looked as immaculate as the day they rolled off the assembly line Saturday afternoon at City Hall Plaza in Jersey City. The city, the Korean War Veterans of Hudson County and the Division of Cultural Affairs hosted the... Reported by 12 hours ago.

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    Factionalism has been brewing for several years and senior leaders are unhappy with Manoj Tiwari; sources say he's paying the price for sidelining veterans Reported by DNA 5 hours ago.

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs hospital official says investigators have discovered 11 significant errors including three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a fired Arkansas pathologist officials say was working while impaired. Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks spokeswoman Wanda Shull said Monday those 11 errors were mistakes in patient care that could or did result in "death or serious injury." Previously, investigators had discovered one potential death among Dr. Robert Morris Levy's cases. Levy has denied working while impaired at the hospital in Fayetteville. Officials have discovered 1,119 total errors, although not all resulted in change in care. Reported by 9 hours ago.

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    The Salt Lake City Veterans Job Fair will include over 40 employers who will be on-site and prepared to interview and hire... Reported by Deseret News 8 hours ago.

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    ‘They take this hoop life very serious’ Training camp hasn't even started and yet No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton already has learned a lot from the Suns veterans. Reported by FOX Sports 4 hours ago.

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    'They take this hoop life very serious' Training camp hasn't even started and yet No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton already has learned a lot from the Suns veterans. Reported by FOX Sports 4 hours ago.

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    Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime.

    In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful ways of handling disputes.

    The Kellogg-Briand Pact was the basis for the Nuremberg Tribunal, in which 24 leaders of the Third Reich were tried and convicted for war crimes, and for the Tokyo Tribunal, in which 28 leaders of the Japanese Empire were tried and convicted for war crimes, following World War II.

    Such prosecutions should have prevented further wars, but they have not. David Swanson of World Beyond War argues that a fundamental task of the antiwar movement is to enforce the rule of law. What good are new treaties, he asks, if we can’t uphold the ones that already exist?

    **The United States is violating international law, and escalating its aggression**

    All wars and acts of aggression by the United States since 1928 have violated the Kellogg-Briand Pact and the United Nations Charter since it was signed in 1945. The UN Charter states, in Article 2:

    “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the *threat* or *use of force* against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

    Yet, the United States has a long history of threatening aggression and using military force to remove governments it opposed and install friendly ones. Illegal attacks by the US since World War II have resulted in 20 million people being killed in 37 nations. For example, as we outline in “North Korea and the United States: Will the Real Aggressor Please Stand Down,”the United States used violence to install Syngman Rhee in power in the 1940’s and subsequently killed millions of Koreans, in both the South and the North, in the Korean War, which has not ended. Under international law, the “war games” practicing to attack North Korea with conventional and nuclear weapons are illegal threats of military action.

    The list of interventions by the United States is too long to list here. Basically, the US has been interfering in and attacking other countries almost continuously since its inception. Currently the US is involved directly in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. The US is threatening Iran and Venezuela with attack.

    The United States has 883 military bases in 183 countries and has hundreds of outposts scattered throughout the world. Lynn Petrovich recently examined the new defense budget. With regard to the Pentagon’s 2019 budget report, she writes:

    “If the planet is our community, America is the bully in the neighborhood.  Reference to the word ‘lethal’ is sprinkled no less than 3 dozen times throughout The Report (‘more lethal force’ p. 2-6, ‘technology innovation for increased lethality’ p.1-1, ‘increasing the lethality of new and existing weapons systems’ p. 3-2).”


    “Were it not for The Report’s dire (yet, fully funded) predictions for world domination, one would think this budget request was satire by The Onion.”

    Included in the new budget are funds to recruit 26,000 more of our youth into the military, purchase ten more “combat ships,” build more F-35s, even though they don’t work, and “modernize” our nuclear weapons. At a time when the United States is losing power in the world and falling behind in wealth, the government voted nearly unanimously to provide $74 billion more than last year to be more aggressive. Imagine what that money could do if it were applied instead to improving public education, transitioning to a clean energy economy and a public works program to restore our failing infrastructure.

    The United States empire is falling and blindly taking all of us down with it as it tries to assert its power.

    **What to do about it**

    The peace movement in the United States is being revived and building alliances with peace activists in many countries, and it can’t happen fast enough. There are many opportunities for action this fall, the “Antiwar Autumn.”

    The World Beyond War conference, #NoWar2018, just concluded in Toronto. The focus of the conference was legalizing peace. Among the topics discussed was how to use courts to prevent wars, stop the escalation of militarism and investigate war crimes. Professor Daniel Turp of the University of Montreal and his students have sued the Canadian government over participating in extraditing prisoners to Guantanamo, potential intervention in Iraq and providing weapons to Saudi Arabia.

    Turp recommends that activists who are considering legal action first look to domestic courts for a remedy. If none exists or domestic action is unsuccessful, then it is possible to turn to international bodies such as the International Criminal Court or the United Nations. Any people or organizations can file a report or complaint with these bodies. Before doing so, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible, first hand accounts are strong but even hearsay can be grounds to trigger an investigation.

    Currently, Popular Resistance is supporting an effort to ask the International Criminal Court to launch a full investigation of Israel for its war crimes. People and organizations are invited to sign on to the letter, which will be delivered by a delegation, including us, to the Hague in November.

    William Curtis Edstrom of Nicaragua wrote a letter to the United Nations in advance of Trump’s visit to serve as the chair of the Security Council meeting. He is requesting “hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against various crimes that have been committed by people working for the government of the US that are of significance to the global community.”

    This week, Medea Benjamin confronted a Trump administration official, the head of the new “Iran Action Group,” at the Hudson Institute. President Trump is planning to advocate for more aggression against Iran at the United Nations. When the US tried this in the past, it has received push back from other nations Now it is clear it is the US, not Iran, that has violated the nuclear agreement and is conducting an economic war against Iran while threatening military action. The world is likely to stand up to Trump and US threats.

    Recent progress towards peace by North and South Korea show that activism is effective. Sarah Freeman-Woolpert reports on efforts by activists in South Korea and the United States to build coalitions and organize strategic actions that create the political space for peace.

    Leaders of both countries met this week to discuss improving relations and finding a compromise between North Korea and the United States. President Moon will meet with President Trump at the United Nations this month. Korean activists say that their greatest concern is that Koreans finally having “the ability to shape the future of [their] country.”

    When we understand that war is illegal, our task becomes clear. We need to make sure that all nations, especially the United States, obey the law. We can replace war with mediation, conflict resolution and adjudication. We can legalize peace.

    **Here are more actions this Antiwar Autumn:**

    *September 30-October 6* – Shut Down Creech – week of actions to protest the use of drones. More information and register here.

    *October 6-13* – Keep Space for Peace Week. Many actions planned in the US and UK. Click here for details.

    *October 20-21* – Women’s March on the Pentagon. More information here.

    *November 3* – Black is Back Coalition march to the White House for peace in Africa. More information here.

    *November 10* – Peace Congress to End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad. This will be a full day conference to define next steps for collaboration by activists and organizations in the US. More information and registration here.

    *November 11* – March to Reclaim Armistice Day. This will be a solemn march led by veterans and military families on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which ended World War I, to call for celebrating Armistice Day instead of Veterans Day in the US. Click here for more information.

    *November 16-18* – School of Americas Watch Border Encuentro. This will include workshops and actions at the border between the US and Mexico. More information here.

    *November 16-18* – No US NATO Bases International Conference in Dublin, Ireland. This is the first international conference of the new coalition to close US foreign military bases. Click here for more details. Reported by Eurasia Review 2 hours ago.

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    Lighthizer and other Skadden veterans fought imports on behalf of US steel industry Reported by 2 hours ago.

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  • 09/25/18--05:28: Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
  • Mudhoney - Digital Garbage One of the year’s most enjoyable bundles of rage-fuelled punk-sludge...

    Here comes sickness once more – Seattle veterans *Mudhoney* re-emerge from the wilderness for their first album in five years and, as you might expect, they’re pissed off. Politics became a more obvious part of their oeuvre thanks to 2006’s brass-bolstered ‘Under A Billion Suns’, which took aim at the George W Bush-led invasion of Iraq, but here the band’s wrath takes on broader themes – the rise of the alt right, the depravity unleashed on social media, the pomposity of the baby boom generation… they’re all here.

    This being Mudhoney, none of this is done subtly. Recognising that po-faced hardcore rarely got its point across as well as the cartoonish ire of Jello Biafra, Mark Arm sneers his way through these diatribes, laughing bitterly at their ridiculousness while driving home the point that These Things Are Bad. On ‘Paranoid Core’, he plays the part of a cynical media rabble-rouser (‘Beware the city’s dazzling lights where dykes are waiting to steal your wife,’ he growls, as you shuffle uncomfortably in recognition), while ‘Kill Yourself Live’ suggests an easy way to way to rack up Facebook ‘likes’ with all the delicate care of a boulder rolling through a greenhouse. If he sounds like an old man chortling to himself at a successful skewering of the younger generation’s playthings, that’s at least part of the point.

    But aside from this righteous ire, one of the best things about ‘Digital Garbage’ is how much fun it is. Common wisdom dictates that the band peaked early with 1988’s ‘Superfuzz Bigmuff’ and/or 1991’s ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge’ (admittedly with good cause), but one of the less-mentioned facets of their post- millennial LPs has been the ease with which they’ve spread their wings. Put simply, this record rocks – if their early sound was arguably an amalgamation of key influences (Blue Cheer, Scientists, Black Flag, 70s Alice Cooper, etc), more recent efforts find ‘em breaking that sound back down to its individual components and filling out the results with a mean low end courtesy of bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters. Opener ‘Nerve Attack’ grooves in a way that the band could not have possibly managed in ’88, and it suits them.

    What else? Well, we get plenty of punk sludge (the marvelously titled ‘Hey Neanderfuck’), blues-drenched balladry (‘Messiah’s Lament’, told from the perspective of a very miffed-sounding Christ) and yammering pianos (‘Please Mr. Gunman’), all topped off with Steve Turner’s garage-flecked guitar wizardry and Arm’s most invigorated snarl in years. This may not quite be the best punk rock album about the Trump era you’ll hear in 2018 – fellow 50somethings Superchunk already had a decent crack at that title – but it’s certainly one of the year’s most enjoyable bundles of rage. A thoroughly welcome return.

    *8/10 *

    Words: *Will Fitzpatrick *

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    Dumfries and Galloway veterans of forgotten anti-communist campaign in Malayan jungle celebrate reunion This year marked the 60th anniversary of their return home and they are keen to continue the gatherings despite dwindling numbers Reported by Daily Record 17 hours ago.

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    Service officers with Chapter 6, Harrison DAV, will be available to help local area veterans on site at the Boone County Library in Harrison each Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Service officers will now be available to assist… Reported by Harrison Daily 16 hours ago.

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    Once completed, veterans will have access to the most comprehensive program to bring back purpose and joy to their lives through healing, growing, and developing marketable skills.

    MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018

    Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES), a nationally recognized adaptive sports program for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, is raising awareness and funding for the development and expansion of the National Wounded Warrior Center—a comprehensive recovery destination for veterans transitioning into civilian life.

    “In 2007, DSES developed specialized outdoor activities and experiences for military athletes. Participation has now increased monumentally,” explained Founder and Executive Director of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Kathy Copeland. “We now maintain a waiting list of wounded veterans from all over the country who hope to experience the magic, healing, and comradery that happens here in the mountains.”

    The state of the art center, located in Mammoth Lakes, California, will provide a multi-faceted program, integrating therapeutic outdoor activities in a world class environment, educational/career programs in conjunction with Cerro Coso Community College, professional physical and mental healthcare, wellness and PTSD recovery opportunities, a strong supportive community, and housing for reintegration into civilian life.

    “There is an overwhelming need for well-rounded transitional programs for wounded, ill, and injured service members,” said Executive Director Kathy Copeland. “In 2017, the VA identified over 4M veterans with disabilities. Other studies have shown over 40K veterans were homeless, and of these 50% are living with disabilities. Our mission is to accommodate active duty and veteran wounded warriors of any age, any branch of service, with any illness or injury.”

    Thus far, the DSES has raised 6.5M out of the $17.9M they need to fund the design, permitting, and construction of the facility, which will feature sleeping rooms, a dining room, communal living space, underground garage, fitness center, meditation lounge, outdoor terrace, meeting spaces, and more.

    To learn more about the mission and how to make a difference, visit or contact Brooke Daily at brooke(at)

    Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, is a nationally recognized adaptive sports program for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, non-profit organization. Based in Mammoth Lakes, CA, DSES strives to create inspiring challenges, provide expert instruction, and rally the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities.

    The DSES wounded warrior programs began in 2007 with a collaboration with Camp Pendleton and Balboa Naval Medical Hospital’s Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Wounded veterans from across the country now attend DSES Wounded Warrior Programs, and participation has increased monumentally.

    The success from the DSES Wounded Warrior programs, is the true inspiration behind the creation of National Wounded Warrior Center. National Wounded Warrior Center donations are accepted at: Reported by PRWeb 16 hours ago.

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    Before passage, internships on the Hill were over 90 percent unpaid, which has been unsustainable.

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 25, 2018

    Late last week, a $147 billion minibus bill was signed by President Donald Trump into law. His signature came quickly after the House of Representatives passed their appropriations package that included a provision for congressional intern pay. The House voted 377-20 for final passage of the $147 billion “minibus” bill, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The vote followed a day after the Senate passed a similar package, which includes a provision allowing $8.8 million for pay to House interns and $5 million for those in the Senate.

    Before passage, internships on the Hill were over 90 percent unpaid, which has been unsustainable. Students are paying for classes, and living in DC, and working unpaid for over 32 hours a week. Additional expenses for food and living expenses in DC, as well as housing is all on the students and their families. These are the same students that often are working a part time job at home to help get through school and are on loans.

    Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) founder Jacqueline Lewis applauded President Trump and Congress for funding internships, “Without a paid internship, students cannot make it to DC for a life changing internship: Housing, meals, and transportation are difficult to sustain when working as an unpaid Congressional intern,” said Lewis. “Now more students can afford coming to DC for more work experience on the front lines to develop their professional skills. Educators have advocated for paid congressional internships for a long time, and I’m pleased to see the bill pass and signed into law. Interns truly keep our democracy working,” Lewis remarked.

    Once the law goes into effect, the Senate would average about $50,000 per office. In the House, lawmakers would see an additional $20,000 to pay their interns.

    In a 2015 study with Hart Research Associates and the American Association of Colleges and Universities found that 60 percent of employers said they would be more likely to consider a candidate for a full-time job, if they had completed an internship.

    Lewis concluded, “Having a paid internship opens doors to students who do not have parents who can foot the bill. This new budget will go a long way in helping a Capitol Hill college intern afford a semester in Washington DC, one of the most expensive cities in the world.”


    For over 25 years, WISH has been the leading intern housing and residential life services provider in Washington DC. WISH works with Colleges and Universities around the world to provide thousands of DC interns student housing for the terms needed whether it be fall, spring, summer or all year. Faculty housing, classrooms, conference rooms, and reception room are all available for WISH residents’ needs. For more information go to Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    · *UBS investment banking head Andrea Orcel has been appointed the new group CEO of Santander.*
    · *Orcel, a nine-year veteran of Switzerland's largest bank, will join Santander from early 2019, Santander said in a statement.*
    · *As a consequence of Orcel's departure, UBS named Piero Novelli and Robert Karofsky the new co-heads of its investment banking division.*

    Andrea Orcel, the head of investment banking at UBS, has left the bank to become the new CEO of Spanish lender Santander, it was announced on Tuesday.

    Orcel, a nine-year veteran of Switzerland's largest bank, will join Santander from early 2019, Santander said in a statement.

    "Delighted that Andrea Orcel is joining us as Group CEO. As we continue to transform Santander his experience is invaluable. Welcome Andrea," Ana Botin, Santander's executive chairman, said in a tweet shortly after the news was announced.

    Orcel, who had headed UBS' investment bank from 2012 onwards, spent almost two decades with Merrill Lynch prior to joining UBS.

    Within banking circles, Orcel is famed for his intense work rate. A Financial Times profile after his appointment at UBS said he is known to call staff as early as 5.00 am.

    "He rises at 5am and often works late into the night, but still resorts to running up Zurich’s hills instead of around its idyllic lake so he can pack a notional 60 minutes of exercise into 30 minutes of brutal intensity," a later profile said.

    UBS named Piero Novelli and Robert Karofsky the new co-heads of the investment banking division on Tuesday as a consequence of Orcel's departure. The pair take the reins from October 1. Novelli is currently UBS' head of corporate client solutions, while Karofsky is global head of equities.

    "Rob and Piero are well placed to continue driving the success of the Investment Bank within our proven model. Both are veterans of the industry with significant experience and I am certain they will further advance our business," Sergio Ermotti, UBS' CEO, said in a statement.

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: One bite from this tick could ruin red meat for the rest of your life Reported by Business Insider 9 hours ago.

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    There has not historically been a landmark honoring the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military. That will change with the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Reported by Christian Science Monitor 14 hours ago.

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    Google has announced several new online tools designed to help former members of the military find jobs or attract new customers to their businesses. One tool allows vets to type in the search term "jobs for veterans" followed by specific military job codes to see civilian jobs with skill requirements that match their service experience. Another tool identifies businesses as veteran owned or led. Reported by TechNewsWorld 14 hours ago.

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    Ottawa will no longer pay for benefits for incarcerated relatives of veterans in the wake of the controversy over treatment for Christopher Garnier, a convicted killer who never served in military and got PTSD from murdering an off-duty police officer. Reported by 2 hours ago.

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