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Football: Salah double keeps Liverpool on track for points record

Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved on to 92 points with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Wednesday.
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Football: Salah double keeps Liverpool on track for points record

Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved on to 92 points with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Trump niece describes 'malignantly dysfunctional family' in new book

In a new book, a niece of President Donald Trump applies her training in psychology to conclude that the president likely suffers from narcissism and other clinical disorders - and was boosted to success by a father who fuelled those traits.
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Trump niece describes 'malignantly dysfunctional family' in new book

In a new book, a niece of President Donald Trump applies her training in psychology to conclude that the president likely suffers from narcissism and other clinical disorders - and was boosted to success by a father who fuelled those traits.

Federal judge throws out GM's racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a racketeering lawsuit General Motors Co had filed against smaller rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , saying the No. 1 U.S. automaker's alleged injuries were not caused by FCA's alleged violations.
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Federal judge throws out GM's racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a racketeering lawsuit General Motors Co had filed against smaller rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , saying the No. 1 U.S. automaker's alleged injuries were not caused by FCA's alleged violations.

Paris 2024 budget to be 'studied' by end of year

Organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics will review the risk of extra expenditure for the event due to the coronavirus pandemic by the end of the year, sources said on Wednesday.
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Paris 2024 budget to be 'studied' by end of year

Organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics will review the risk of extra expenditure for the event due to the coronavirus pandemic by the end of the year, sources said on Wednesday.

Football: Lozano strikes for Napoli to leave Genoa in drop zone

Hirving Lozano scored the winner as Napoli moved fifth in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Genoa on Wednesday which left their opponents stuck in the relegation zone.
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Football: Lozano strikes for Napoli to leave Genoa in drop zone

Hirving Lozano scored the winner as Napoli moved fifth in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Genoa on Wednesday which left their opponents stuck in the relegation zone.

US office, apartment vacancy rates rise marginally in second quarter: Reis

U.S. office and apartment vacancy rates rose marginally in the second quarter from a year earlier, as property owners were yet to feel the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc.
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US office, apartment vacancy rates rise marginally in second quarter: Reis

U.S. office and apartment vacancy rates rose marginally in the second quarter from a year earlier, as property owners were yet to feel the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc.

'Age doesn't matter': Alonso returns to F1 with Renault 'family'

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday insisted "age doesn't count" as it was revealed he would make a return to his Renault "family" in 2021 when he will be 39.
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'Age doesn't matter': Alonso returns to F1 with Renault 'family'

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday insisted "age doesn't count" as it was revealed he would make a return to his Renault "family" in 2021 when he will be 39.

GE2020 roundup: Best memes from the campaigning period

After nine arduous days of campaigning, there's nothing left to do but to sit back and wait for Polling Day (July 10). But until then, why not take a look back at some of the most iconic moments and the memes that have sprung up during this election? 12. Wo
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GE2020 roundup: Best memes from the campaigning period

After nine arduous days of campaigning, there's nothing left to do but to sit back and wait for Polling Day (July 10). But until then, why not take a look back at some of the most iconic moments and the memes that have sprung up during this election? 12. Woke grandpa Turns out Tan Cheng Bock is a bit of Hypebeast himself https://twitter.com/halal_bat/status/1278642093322145792 https://twitter.com/sm0llest/status/1278513107954884608 https://twitter.com/hangboxes/status/1278399097079164933 11. Boyband or K-pop group? They do have their similarities and the matching outfits help. You can basically turn the nomination day speech into a MV #SoundOn

GE2020: On Raeesah Khan, PM Lee cautions youth against importing 'angst and anxieties' from other societies

The Raeesah Khan case has been a deeply polarising one, evident from the swath of reactions and varying opinions on the internet by Singaporeans young and old.  The Workers’ Party (WP) candidate contesting in Sengkang GRC became a lightning rod after it w
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GE2020: On Raeesah Khan, PM Lee cautions youth against importing 'angst and anxieties' from other societies

The Raeesah Khan case has been a deeply polarising one, evident from the swath of reactions and varying opinions on the internet by Singaporeans young and old.  The Workers’ Party (WP) candidate contesting in Sengkang GRC became a lightning rod after it was revealed that she was accused of «promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race».  The 26-year-old is currently under police investigations after netizens dredged up screenshots of her comments on the outcome of the City Harvest Church trial as well as the individuals who were spotted gathering at Robertson Quay during the circuit breaker. Raeesah has since apologised for her “insensitive” remarks, stating that she only wanted to “raise awareness to minority concerns”. 

GE2020: Heading to the polls on July 10? Here's what you need to take note of

Singaporeans will soon be heading to the polls on July 10, but before they do that, there are some things to take note of. In an advisory released today (July 8), the police advised voters:
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GE2020: Heading to the polls on July 10? Here's what you need to take note of

Singaporeans will soon be heading to the polls on July 10, but before they do that, there are some things to take note of. In an advisory released today (July 8), the police advised voters:

SEAT urges Spain to 'wake up' and promote electric cars

Spain needs to "wake up" and follow other European countries in giving more incentives for electric cars, the head of Volkswagen's Spanish brand SEAT said on Wednesday.
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SEAT urges Spain to 'wake up' and promote electric cars

Spain needs to "wake up" and follow other European countries in giving more incentives for electric cars, the head of Volkswagen's Spanish brand SEAT said on Wednesday.

Spanish PM 'disturbed' by allegations of former king's corruption

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday described corruption allegations surrounding former King Juan Carlos as disturbing after several media published details relating to an investigation into possible payments linked to a rail contrcat.
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Spanish PM 'disturbed' by allegations of former king's corruption

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday described corruption allegations surrounding former King Juan Carlos as disturbing after several media published details relating to an investigation into possible payments linked to a rail contrcat.

Alli out of Bournemouth clash, says Spurs boss Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur will be without midfielder Dele Alli for their trip to Bournemouth on Thursday as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday.
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Alli out of Bournemouth clash, says Spurs boss Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur will be without midfielder Dele Alli for their trip to Bournemouth on Thursday as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday.

The hottest topics that got you talking this GE2020

It has been a gruelling and drama-filled nine days on the GE2020 election campaign trail, and with GE2020 drawing to a close, we highlight the hottest topics, and people, that got everyone talking. 1. '10 million population' saga PHOTO: Screengrab/Mediacor
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The hottest topics that got you talking this GE2020

It has been a gruelling and drama-filled nine days on the GE2020 election campaign trail, and with GE2020 drawing to a close, we highlight the hottest topics, and people, that got everyone talking. 1. '10 million population' saga PHOTO: Screengrab/Mediacorp Channel 5Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan notably crossed swords with both People's Action Party's (PAP) Murali Pillai and Vivian Balakrishnan during this year's election campaign. The war of words between Chee and Murali is not unexpected due to the heated battle for Bukit Batok SMC this year.

GE2020: PAP's Poh Li San says she inadvertently blocked Pink Dot on Instagram while clearing emails

In response to queries as to why she untagged herself from Pink Dot's Instagram post, Poh Li San apologised for «inadvertently» blocking the account. Yesterday (July 7), Pink Dot asked their audience on Instagram which election candidates the
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GE2020: PAP's Poh Li San says she inadvertently blocked Pink Dot on Instagram while clearing emails

In response to queries as to why she untagged herself from Pink Dot's Instagram post, Poh Li San apologised for «inadvertently» blocking the account. Yesterday (July 7), Pink Dot asked their audience on Instagram which election candidates the millennials and Gen Z «stan» — in other words, who are popular with the youths. They came up with a list of 12 candidates from various political parties, including the Workers' Party's Jamus Lim and the People's Action Party's (PAP) Poh. The non-profit movement, which started in 2009 to support the LGBT community in Singapore, had tagged the candidates in their post so that people would be able to learn more about their views.

Watch: PSP's final live rally for GE2020 featuring Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang

Campaigning for GE2020 is officially drawing to a close.  Catch Progress Singapore Party's final session for this general election tonight (July 8) at 9pm. The live talkshow will feature Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang, as well as the following c
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Watch: PSP's final live rally for GE2020 featuring Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang

Campaigning for GE2020 is officially drawing to a close.  Catch Progress Singapore Party's final session for this general election tonight (July 8) at 9pm. The live talkshow will feature Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang, as well as the following candidates: Leong Mun Wai, Francis Yuen, Abdul Rahman Mohamad, Wendy Low and Kumaran Pillai. editor@asiaone.com

GE2020: Doctored audio clips of Chan Chun Sing circulated with 'ill-intent'

«Truncated audio clips of one of my conversations, taken out of context, are being circulated with ill-intent», Chan Chun Sing said in a Facebook post today (July 8). Chan is the anchor minister for People's Action Party's (PAP) Tanjong Pagar G
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GE2020: Doctored audio clips of Chan Chun Sing circulated with 'ill-intent'

«Truncated audio clips of one of my conversations, taken out of context, are being circulated with ill-intent», Chan Chun Sing said in a Facebook post today (July 8). Chan is the anchor minister for People's Action Party's (PAP) Tanjong Pagar GRC team.  One of the three truncated clips was edited to make it seem as though he had said a crisis would save the incumbent in the elections. It cited the US 9/11 incident and the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's death as examples of crises that had led to PAP's success in past elections. Another clip implied the dispute between Singapore and Malaysia over airspace had «spiralled», while the third painted the idea that Chan thought the political uncertainty in Malaysia would serve as an advantage to their own election. Chan refuted all of them, and provided the context for each clip, pointing out that the timing of the release of the clips was «surely not coincidental».

WP's Terence Tan and He Ting Ru: 'When you walk the Opposition path, nobody will marry you, so we have to marry each other'

They started off as good friends, but Workers' Party (WP) members Terence Tan and He Ting Ru took their relationship a step further after he confessed his feelings for her. The couple tied the knot in 2016 and have two young children. In an interview with Y
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WP's Terence Tan and He Ting Ru: 'When you walk the Opposition path, nobody will marry you, so we have to marry each other'

They started off as good friends, but Workers' Party (WP) members Terence Tan and He Ting Ru took their relationship a step further after he confessed his feelings for her. The couple tied the knot in 2016 and have two young children. In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore published on Wednesday (July 8), He shared more about how her relationship with Tan began (it started when they were party colleagues), and touched on what would happen if their kids chose to vote for the People's Action Party (PAP). On who made the first move, the 37-year-old shared: «I think suddenly he just sent me a message, 'Actually, I really like you' and I think I was a bit [gives shocked expression], so I guess that was the first move?» Tan, 48, joked, «I actually said 'I really like you', as in your mind, but I think she may have misinterpreted.» In a separate party interview that was shared by He on Facebook today, Tan quipped on why they got together: «When you walk the Opposition path, nobody will marry you, so we have to marry each other.»

Singapore election: 6 twists in the campaign as the People's Action Party and opposition battle for votes

Singapore’s nine-day general election campaign comes to an end on Wednesday. At midnight, all 192 candidates must suspend campaign activities to comply with a day-long “cooling off” period before voters make their choice on Friday. Going into the cont
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Singapore election: 6 twists in the campaign as the People's Action Party and opposition battle for votes

Singapore’s nine-day general election campaign comes to an end on Wednesday. At midnight, all 192 candidates must suspend campaign activities to comply with a day-long “cooling off” period before voters make their choice on Friday. Going into the contest, some observers had predicted the hustings would be sedate, given the ban on mass rallies and restrictions on other physical political events because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the campaigning has been far from that, as the long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) and its key opponents among the 10 opposition parties locked horns – at times in acrimonious fashion – online and through the media. With campaigning taking place largely on social media, it has been a 24/7 battle for hearts and minds. Parties found themselves under pressure to react to attacks instantaneously, and also had to contend with supporters from opposing sides wielding derisory memes and edited video clips of the smallest of gaffes by candidates on the campaign trail.

Vote for opposition and send a message to PAP that they cannot just do what they want, says WP's Low Thia Kiang

“The government has money, but not the citizens. PAP makes the taxes so high that the citizens are helpless.”   This refrain, adapted from a Teochew rhyme, has been used by former Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Kiang at rallies during previous genera
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Vote for opposition and send a message to PAP that they cannot just do what they want, says WP's Low Thia Kiang

“The government has money, but not the citizens. PAP makes the taxes so high that the citizens are helpless.”   This refrain, adapted from a Teochew rhyme, has been used by former Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Kiang at rallies during previous general elections. And it is how he kicks off his speech in a video that was posted on the Workers’ Party’s Facebook page this morning (July 8). «我并不是退休,而是退而不休,以传授知识和分享经验给年轻一代团队和到工人党管理的选区巡视的方式,继续为人民服务。 我会继续培养政治斗士,使他们能在国会中应付执政党,能够有效辩论,为人民争取利益。» - 刘程强 #让您的一票成就未来

GE2020: Vivian Balakrishnan gets choked up explaining why govt won't touch the other 50% of NIRC monies

People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Dr Vivian Balakrishnan got unexpectedly choked up while answering a question in a «Coffee Talk» Q&A video posted on his Facebook page today (July 8).   In the video, candidat
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GE2020: Vivian Balakrishnan gets choked up explaining why govt won't touch the other 50% of NIRC monies

People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Dr Vivian Balakrishnan got unexpectedly choked up while answering a question in a «Coffee Talk» Q&A video posted on his Facebook page today (July 8).   In the video, candidates Vivian Balakrishnan, Sim Ann, Christopher De Souza, Edward Chia, and Liang Eng Hwa addressed some questions from residents. Liang is contesting for Bukit Panjang SMC, while the rest are running for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC. Dr Balakrishnan appeared to be holding back tears while answering one particular question regarding how the government manages its Net Investment Returns Contribution (NIRC). A resident had asked: «Every year, we allocate 50 per cent of the Net Investment Returns Contribution or NIRC to the national budget. I would like to know what happens to the other half. Also, why can't the monies be dispensed to our fellow Singaporeans especially during these trying and unprecedented times?» The NIRC are monies derived from investing assets owned by Singapore.

GE2020: Ho Ching shares sweet post with photo of PM Lee's 1984 calling card in election throwback

It’s easy to forget that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been in politics for a long time given his eloquent speeches (magic cup of water anyone?) and active social media presence. His wife Ho Ching posted a reminder for everyone on Facebook this morn
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GE2020: Ho Ching shares sweet post with photo of PM Lee's 1984 calling card in election throwback

It’s easy to forget that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been in politics for a long time given his eloquent speeches (magic cup of water anyone?) and active social media presence. His wife Ho Ching posted a reminder for everyone on Facebook this morning (July 8), with a photo that shows him in his younger days. To be exact, in 1984, after he first entered politics.  The years have passed. From a pocket calendar in 1984, to GE2020. 36 years of public service in Teck Ghee and...

Britain's Boohoo launches independent review of UK supply chain

Online fashion retailer Boohoo said on Wednesday it was launching an independent review of its supply chain in Britain, led by a senior lawyer, following a media report about dire working conditions in one English factory.
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Britain's Boohoo launches independent review of UK supply chain

Online fashion retailer Boohoo said on Wednesday it was launching an independent review of its supply chain in Britain, led by a senior lawyer, following a media report about dire working conditions in one English factory.

Japan supercomputer suggests changes to travel, work amid airborne COVID-19 threat

Supercomputer-driven models simulated in Japan suggested that operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, as scientists warn of airborne spread of the virus.
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Japan supercomputer suggests changes to travel, work amid airborne COVID-19 threat

Supercomputer-driven models simulated in Japan suggested that operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, as scientists warn of airborne spread of the virus.

Football: Players' union slams 'unacceptable' A-League travel fiasco amid COVID-19 border closure

Australia's footballers' union lashed out Wednesday at "unacceptable" chaos after three Melbourne-based A-League teams were prevented from leaving Victoria for a second time with borders shutting as coronavirus cases surge.
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Football: Players' union slams 'unacceptable' A-League travel fiasco amid COVID-19 border closure

Australia's footballers' union lashed out Wednesday at "unacceptable" chaos after three Melbourne-based A-League teams were prevented from leaving Victoria for a second time with borders shutting as coronavirus cases surge.

GE2020: Tan Chuan Jin reveals his fear of lizards and that he rocks out to Avril Lavigne

Who would've known that the Speaker of Parliament regularly rocks out to Avril Lavinge? Tan Chuan-Jin revealed his guilty pleasure in jamming out to her hit single «Girlfriend» over a Facebook and Instagram live last night (July 7) — now a regu
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GE2020: Tan Chuan Jin reveals his fear of lizards and that he rocks out to Avril Lavigne

Who would've known that the Speaker of Parliament regularly rocks out to Avril Lavinge? Tan Chuan-Jin revealed his guilty pleasure in jamming out to her hit single «Girlfriend» over a Facebook and Instagram live last night (July 7) — now a regular nightly livestream aptly named «Donut Time» due to his love for the sugary treat.

Courts apologises, refunds disposal fee after supplier leaves old sofa at customer's block

Furniture retailer Courts has apologised and issued a refund to one of its customers after his old sofa was disposed of improperly. Stomp contributor Ben informed Stomp he had purchased a new sofa set from Courts and also paid for the proper disposal of his
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Courts apologises, refunds disposal fee after supplier leaves old sofa at customer's block

Furniture retailer Courts has apologised and issued a refund to one of its customers after his old sofa was disposed of improperly. Stomp contributor Ben informed Stomp he had purchased a new sofa set from Courts and also paid for the proper disposal of his old sofa set. «Delivery and 'disposal' was done on June 11,» he said. «However, the next morning, I saw my old sofa set next to my lift landing, near the rubbish chute of my block.» He alerted Courts of the matter through email and their Facebook and was told the matter was being investigated. «The latest reply I got from them was that they are getting their third-party to call me to explain and apologise,» he said. «I rejected as my disposal fee was paid to Courts and they should shoulder it. »I would have rather engaged the town council helpers to dispose of my old sofa set legally and properly.« In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman from Courts said on Monday (July 6): »We are currently investigating the issue with our supplier, which conducted the delivery and disposal.

Home-grown sports retailer Sportslink goes out of business

SINGAPORE - Home-grown sports retail chain Sportslink wound up last Friday (July 3) after accumulating debts to a «substantial number» of creditors. This includes employees who are owed a month's salary, Farooq Mann, founder and director of Mann
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Home-grown sports retailer Sportslink goes out of business

SINGAPORE - Home-grown sports retail chain Sportslink wound up last Friday (July 3) after accumulating debts to a «substantial number» of creditors. This includes employees who are owed a month's salary, Farooq Mann, founder and director of Mann & Associates, the court-appointed liquidator, told The Straits Times. «I will convene a creditors' meeting within the next two weeks to notify them that the company has gone into liquidation, to disclose to them the affairs of the company, and to invite them to file claims,» said Mr Mann on Monday. On June 9, Adidas Singapore Pte Ltd had filed an application with the High Court for the winding up of Sportslink. When contacted before Friday's decision, Adidas declined to comment. The news of Sportslink's liquidation comes barely two weeks after it announced its reopening in a June 22 Facebook post following the easing of circuit breaker measures on June 19. The measures, which were implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saw retail stores across the country shut from April 7.

As insurers face hefty pandemic losses, newcomers see chance to step in

Commercial insurers are facing hefty claims from the coronavirus crisis but are also seeing a steep rise in premiums – tempting companies and industry veterans to raise capital, launch new businesses or expand into new lines.
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As insurers face hefty pandemic losses, newcomers see chance to step in

Commercial insurers are facing hefty claims from the coronavirus crisis but are also seeing a steep rise in premiums – tempting companies and industry veterans to raise capital, launch new businesses or expand into new lines.

Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing

Australia's double world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin drowned while spear fishing off a Gold Coast beach on Wednesday, plunging the country's winter sports community into mourning.
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Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing

Australia's double world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin drowned while spear fishing off a Gold Coast beach on Wednesday, plunging the country's winter sports community into mourning.

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