Simpson Miller to Be Sworn In As Prime Minister

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Simpson Miller to Be Sworn In As Prime Minister Office of the Prime MinisterJanuary 3, 2012 RelatedSimpson Miller to Be Sworn In As Prime Minister By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedSimpson Miller to Be Sworn In As Prime Minister FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, today (January 3), received the official results of last week’s general election from the Director of  Elections, Orrette Fisher. This clears the way for  Prime Minister designate, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, to be formally sworn in as Prime Minister. “Following the completion of the official count of ballots cast in the December 29 poll, the Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, sent an advisory to Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, officially notifying him of the political party that secured the majority seats in Parliament. This will now clear the way for the swearing in of the new Prime Minister,” a release from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) reads. Mrs. Simpson Miller is scheduled to be sworn in at King’s House on Thursday (January 5), in a ceremony to begin at 4:00 p.m. This event will be streamed live on our Website. Link: www.jis.gov.jm/livestream. The Electoral Office of Jamaica’s (EOJ) official count has confirmed that the People’s National Party (PNP) won 42 of the 63 seats, with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), securing the remaining 21. The release notes that all candidates who contested the December 29 poll have four days, following the completion of the official count in each constituency, within which to file for magisterial recounts. It also states that Returning Officers are now required to submit results and returns of writs, along with a report, seven days after the completion of the final count in their respective constituencies. Copies of the writs will be issued to the Clerk of the Houses to facilitate the swearing in of Members of Parliament. “The Electoral Office will now be focusing its energies on paying the over 30,000 election day workers who served in various capacities on Election Day. It is anticipated that these payments will be completed by the end of January,” the release says.last_img read more

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Forum Solarpraxis: German storage subsidies likely to continue

first_imgForum Solarpraxis: German storage subsidies likely to continueThe 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off today with the good news that German storage subsidies are likely to continue for the next three years. A parliamentary committee is currently discussing the issue. As of 2017, meanwhile, 5% of tendered projects under the EEG will be opened to electricity from abroad. New energy business models and legal frameworks were also discussed, as was how storage knowledge can be transferred from the auto industry to solar. November 26, 2015 pv magazine Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share The 16th Forum Solarpraxis opened its doors today in Berlin, Germany, to around 750 attendees, 100 more than the previous year. Reflecting its growing importance in the solar sphere, energy storage was top of the agenda, and was addressed in the opening conference session. To the surprise – and delight – of the audience, Volker Hoppenbrock from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economy, said a parliamentary budget committee was currently discussing the extension of storage subsidies, which are currently on track to expire this December 31. He said that while a timeframe has not set regarding final decisions, it appears likely the subsidies will be extended for another three years. The news will no doubt be welcomed by the industry, with many having forecast a downturn in the sector on the back of the funding shutdown. Indeed, EuPD Research told pv magazine earlier this week its head of economics Martin Ammon calculated that in 2016, storage market growth will drop to 13% without the subsidies. Also under discussion are more regulations, which will increase grid integration of the energy storage systems. Currently, they are not permitted to feed in more than 60%; this will likely be reduced. Furthermore, one must pay to store energy on the grid and then again to release it. The government is also looking to change this. A new EEG (German renewable energy law) will be released in 2017, with discussions on the amendments taking place next year. The focus will be on tender procedures, instead of FITs, for renewables. In an interesting development, from 2017, the EEG will be expanded to include electricity from abroad. Specifically, 5% of the tendered volumes will be open to generating electricity outside of Germany. Requirements including a principal of repricrocity with the chosen country, and the physical import of energy will exist. To see if the idea is feasible, 2016 will see a pilot tender launched for ground-mounted solar PV projects in either Luxemburg or Denmark. Negotiations are currently underway to see which country will be chosen. Comments were made on the fact that ground-mounted PV was a strange choice in these countries, given that they are so much more expensive there than in Germany. The question was also posed to Hoppenbrock of whether the law will be changed to enable the solar PV industry to reach the already determined goals of 2.5 GW of new annual installed capacity, which are currently being missed – 2015 is set to install just over 1 GW. He replied that a flexible FIT mechanism is already in place, which adjusts to reflect installation amounts. As Karl-Heinz Remmers, owner of Solarpraxis pointed out, however, FITs are currently stagnating, indicating that the mechanism is not working. According to a draft of the new EEG, which has not yet been published, it is being considered that the cap on installations should react more quickly to market changes. As such, it is planned that the tariff will depend on what has been installed in the last six months, instead of the current 12 months. If cumulative capacity is under 2 GW, then the subsidies will not be reduced more slowly. Legal frameworks Echoing sentiments from Friends of the Earth (FOE), which stated in a recent report that the financing for transforming the energy landscape to renewables exists, but that the political will is “shockingly” absent, German lawyer, Florian Valentin from Bredow Valentin Herz said that the creative brains are available to change the current legal framework surrounding Germanz’ EEG, but that the political will is lacking. He added that a new energy world does not fit with old energy legislation – and this needs to be dealt with in a legal framework. Karl-Heinz Remmers said that a framework needs to be built around decentralization. New business models Gerard Reid from Alexa Capital spoke on the crossover of storage from the auto industry to solar. He said a technology revolution needs new business models. The 4 S’ – semiconductors, storage, solar and software – will drive that change. Electricity is becoming increasingly important, he said, while solar+storage is making electricity more available and, thus, more valuable. Everything will be connected, he added. Reid went on to outline 8 new business models for the energy revolution. These included: (i) energy as a service (look at SolarCity or GE’s new Current startup): (ii) Monitoring and customer specific services; (iii) Flat rates for electricity; and (iv) an increase of aggregators in the market (look at Next Kraftwerk and Movility House). 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Fifty Flu Shots Available At Betty Ehart Friday

first_imgLARSO News:The Betty Ehart Senior Center still has 50 flu shots available for a free drive thru clinic (with proof of insurance) Friday.Community members 50 and older are welcome 12:30-1 p.m., while supplies last.Call 505.662.8920 for information and bring proof of insurance.Those who receive a flu shot will be given a $10 coupon from Albertsons.last_img

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Mulai 25 Maret, MRT Jakarta Kenakan Tiket Meski Masih “Gratis”

first_img“Sudah beroperasi secara komersial untuk masyarakat pada 25 Maret, tapi kita belum kenakan biaya saat itu alias gratis hingga 31 Maret mendatang,” ujar William yang ditemui KabarPenumpang.com di Kantor MRT Jakarta, Jumat (22/3/2019).Dia mengatakan, dalam operasi pada 25-31 Maret 2019, selain tidak dikenakan tarif, waktu operasional mulai pukul 05.30 pagi hingga 22.30 malam. Dimana headway yang diberlakukan adalah sepuluh menit untuk setiap kedatangan kereta.Nantinya setelah beroperasi secara komersial di 1 April, William menjelaskan, pihaknya akan mengoperasikan MRT Jakarta dari pukul 05.00 pagi hingga 24.00 dan disini evakuasi akan ditingkatkan dengan headway nantinya bisa menjadi lima menit.“Setelah ini kita akan evaluasi selama satu hingga dua bulan berjalan kereta. Kereta yang akan digunakan sebanyak delapan rangkaian dimana tujuh dioperasikan dan satu sebagai cadangan dan headway di bulan Mei atau Juni bisa menjadi lima menit di jam sibuk dan 16 kereta akan beroperasi secara penuh,” jelasnya.Pada operasional secara komersial yang mulai di 25 Maret tersebut, jalur-jalur untuk disabilitas pun sudah berfungsi di 13 stasiun MRT yang ada. Bahkan bagi penyandang disabilitas yang menggunakan kursi roda, pihak MRT Jakarta juga akan menambahkan ramp agar lebih nyaman saat masuk dan keluar kereta MRT di stasiun tujuan atau keberangkatan.William menambahkan, hasil uji coba yang sudah dilakukan MRT Jakarta didapat data survey dari 5375 penumpang dimana 56,2 persennya perempuan. Dia mengatakan ada dua hasil yang didapat yakni kurangnya marka petunjuk penggunaan elevator maupun eskalator serta pengeras suara baik di stasiun maupun dalam kereta kurang keras.Baca juga: Mulai 1 April MRT Jakarta Resmi Beroperasi Komersial, Ini Kata Warga Kalau Tarifnya Rp1000 Per Km“Karena uji coba ini, maka kita akan tambahkan marka petunjuk untuk penumpang khususnya yang di undergrown. Sedangkan pengeras suara juga akan kita tingkatkan volumenya,” kata William.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJelang Operasional Penuh, MRT Jakarta Perkenalkan ‘Kartu Jelajah’ untuk Transaksi06/02/2019In “Darat”Anda Mau Coba MRT Jakarta Gratis? Jangan Lupa Daftar Pada 5 Maret 201926/02/2019In “Darat”Ayo Buruan Daftar Uji Coba Gratis MRT Jakarta, Kuota Tersisa Hanya untuk 193.252 Orang!06/03/2019In “Darat” Dirrektur Utama PT MRT Jkarta William Sabandar dan Direktur Keuangan Tuhiyat (KabarPenumpang.com) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta akan diresmikan pada 24 Maret 2019 besok oleh Presiden Republik Indonesia Joko Widodo. Pasalnya MRT Jakarta sudah mendapat izin operasi yang telah terbit pada 21 Maret 2019 dengan Keputusan Gubernur No.524/2019 dan No.525/2019 tentang perkeretaapian umum terkait prasarana dan sarananya.Baca juga: Alami Perbaikan, MRT Jakarta Terlambat 30 Menit dari Arah Blok M Menuju Bundaran HIDirektur Utama PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar mengatakan, dengan terbitnya keputusan ini maka MRT Jakarta resmi beroperasi secara legal karena sudah memenuhi syarat operasi. Dia menegaskan, setelah peresmian pada 24 Maret oleh Presiden, maka tanggal 25 Maret 2019, MRT Jakarta akan mulai beroperasi secara komersial untuk masyarakat.last_img read more

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Grand Haven softball comes up short in tight conference contest against Grandville

first_img Report a problem This item is… Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (3879) DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Sports Illustrated Other $0.00 ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Share ENDS IN LocalSportsJournal.comGrand Haven softball dropped a tough 4-3 ballgame against state-ranked Grandville in OK-Red action Thursday.Trailing 4-3 in the final inning, Grand Haven had the tying run on third base before a line out to left field ended the game.Haley Aldred and Jackie Crow led the Bucs offense with two hits each.Madi Shumaker pitched five innings, striking out four.Grand Haven falls to 10-11 overall and 5-9 in conference. × Bestseller $20.00$233.61 Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller (975) Other $19.38 $0.00 × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive × Other Report a problem This item is… Fox Sports Go Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Twelve Shop Now Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Shares $0.00 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (35309) (32825) Not relevant Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters)center_img DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Other Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… × Inappropriate / Offensive × Share (1445) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant $22.99 Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Report a problem This item is… $9.99 Bestseller Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly × Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Bestseller $14.99 (5153) Displayed poorly ENDS IN × (832) Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… Not relevant Displayed poorly Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. NBC Sports ENDS IN ENDS IN (8133)last_img read more

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Van Dyk tops the bill at Greenwood

first_imgWinners and runners-up with one of Bert’s finest.We were soon there and booked in, then it was to the first Tee and we were to play the C & A Nines, quite a difficult day ahead.  The course was in its normal fine condition and as usual with the C Nine the lead-off, good scores were difficult to come by.  These nine holes always seem to be the toughest, but playing from the yellow tees gave everyone a chance.As always the players got around here in reasonable time and then it was into the showers, and a bite to eat before we were able to get into cars for the slow amble back to Bert’s.  At this time of the day the roads were quite packed, still the Route 7 into Pattaya is such an asset to travel we still made good time.Back at Bert’s most of the players were tucking into Bert’s Golfers special, before the presentation.  In the A Flight, 0 to 16, the winner was Rob Brown, playing well lately, with 37 points ahead of Mike Gaussa in second with 36 points and in third was Richard Kubicki with 35 points.In the B Flight the winner was Andre Van Dyk with 38 points ahead of Bernie Cairns with 37 points and in third was Dick Warberg, back from sickness, with 31 points.  T.T.F.N.Near Pins:  Mike Gaussa, Carole Kubicki, Andre Van Dyk, Alan Jones. PSC golf from Tropical Bert’sTuesday, Feb. 21, Greenwood – StablefordGreenwood is a course we book every month; mainly because we can now get there pretty quick on the new roads, the course is always in good condition, the ‘rates’ are usually good, and most of all, all the players enjoy their visit there. On this day the group at Bert’s was a little smaller than usual, due to various reasons, it may be that the High Season is coming to an early end, but we did have a full list for Friday.  So into cars and off we went.  The drive up there was as usual swift, up past Laem Chabang, turn left at the main road and keep going.  Easy really!last_img read more

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Descending the summit: Sports stars who retired early

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Nico Rosberg retired from Formula One at age 31 Friday, a startling announcement that came five days after winning his first drivers’ championship.Some other sports stars who retired at a young age:___BJORN BORG (TENNIS)Borg retired at the beginning of 1983 at 26. One of the greatest tennis players, the Swede won Wimbledon five times in a row and also captured six French Open titles.Borg failed to win the US Open in 10 tries, losing four finals — 1976 and 1978 to Jimmy Connors, and 1980 and 1981 to McEnroe.He played only one tournament in 1982, reaching the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, before announcing he was quitting the game.In this April 27, 1956 file photo, World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano gestures at a new conference in New York after announcing his retirement from boxing. M(AP Photo, File)ROCKY MARCIANO (BOXING)Marciano had been the world heavyweight champion for four years and won all 49 of his fights — 43 by knockout — when he retired in 1956 at the age of 32. The American wanted to spend more time with his family.He died 13 years later in a plane crash.Marciano, nicknamed the “Brockton Blockbuster,” remains the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated.___SANDY KOUFAX (BASEBALL)Koufax was baseball’s most dominant pitcher when he played his final game in 1966. Though he was only 30, his left elbow was ravaged by arthritis.Koufax had a career-high 27 wins for the Dodgers that last season. He also led baseball in ERA, strikeouts and innings while tossing 27 complete games.A three-time Cy Young winner and two-time World Series MVP, he was an All-Star his last six seasons. Known for his sharp curve and pinpoint fastball, Koufax became baseball’s youngest Hall of Famer when he was elected at 36 in 1972.Koufax avoided the spotlight for years after leaving the game, but has been more active recently.In this Jan. 2, 1966, file photo, Cleveland fullback Jim Brown (32) turns the corner as a Green Bay Packer defender swings with him in Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/File)JIM BROWN (FOOTBALL)Brown was the top runner in NFL history when he walked away. His last carry came in the 1965 championship game at age 29, capping an MVP season for the Cleveland Browns.Still considered by many the best and most rugged rusher ever, Brown abruptly retired in the summer of 1966 while on the set of “The Dirty Dozen.” He had a main part in the popular movie and when filming lagged on, the Browns objected to the idea of him missing the start of training camp.Brown ran for 12,312 yards and scored 106 touchdowns, and the led the league in rushing for eight of his nine pro seasons.The Hall of Famer went to an acting career and is still involved with the Browns as an adviser.___BARRY SANDERS (FOOTBALL)Sanders reeled off dazzling runs for a decade with the Detroit Lions before his surprising retirement at 31. He gained nearly 1,500 yards in 1998 and was nearing the NFL’s all-time record when he simply said he was done.“My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it,” he said in a statement faxed to his hometown newspaper in Wichita, Kansas.Sanders was in the middle of a long-term contract and healthy when he left. A Pro Bowler in all 10 of his seasons, he was later elected to the Hall of Fame.___MARCO VAN BASTEN (SOCCER)Van Basten won three Ballon d’Or titles and two European Cups as well as the European Championship with the Netherlands in a glittering career that was cut short by injury at age 28.He also helped Ajax to three Dutch titles and Milan to four Italian league A trophies.Milan’s Champions League final defeat to Marseille in 1993 would be his final match due to persistent ankle problems that forced his retirement two years later.Van Basten went on to a career in management, coaching Ajax and the Netherlands among others.___LORENA OCHOA (GOLF)Ochoa was the top-ranked female player when she announced her retirement in 2010 at 28, putting aside golf so she could start a family. Coming two years after the retirement of Annika Sorenstam at 37, the LPGA was robbed of another of its biggest names.Ochoa was probably the best-known athlete in Mexico who was not a soccer player, winning 27 LPGA titles and two majors — the Women’s British Open in 2007 and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2008.Ochoa gave birth to her first child 20 months after retiring.___JUSTINE HENIN (TENNIS)The seven-time Grand Slam winner was still No. 1 in the WTA rankings when she shocked tennis in 2008 with her retirement at 25.She said she had lost the desire to train and wanted to rediscover the “small pleasures” of life.Before Henin, no reigning No. 1 had retired from the women’s game.But the break did not last long. The 2004 Olympic champion returned 20 months later and reached the 2010 Australian Open final. She retired for good in January 2011 because of a lingering elbow injury.,LONDON (AP) — Nico Rosberg retired from Formula One at age 31 Friday, a startling announcement that came five days after winning his first drivers’ championship.Some other sports stars who retired at a young age:___BJORN BORG (TENNIS)Borg retired at the beginning of 1983 at 26. One of the greatest tennis players, the Swede won Wimbledon five times in a row and also captured six French Open titles.Borg failed to win the US Open in 10 tries, losing four finals — 1976 and 1978 to Jimmy Connors, and 1980 and 1981 to McEnroe.He played only one tournament in 1982, reaching the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, before announcing he was quitting the game.In this April 27, 1956 file photo, World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano gestures at a new conference in New York after announcing his retirement from boxing. M(AP Photo, File)ROCKY MARCIANO (BOXING)Marciano had been the world heavyweight champion for four years and won all 49 of his fights — 43 by knockout — when he retired in 1956 at the age of 32. The American wanted to spend more time with his family.He died 13 years later in a plane crash.Marciano, nicknamed the “Brockton Blockbuster,” remains the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated.___SANDY KOUFAX (BASEBALL)Koufax was baseball’s most dominant pitcher when he played his final game in 1966. Though he was only 30, his left elbow was ravaged by arthritis.Koufax had a career-high 27 wins for the Dodgers that last season. He also led baseball in ERA, strikeouts and innings while tossing 27 complete games.A three-time Cy Young winner and two-time World Series MVP, he was an All-Star his last six seasons. Known for his sharp curve and pinpoint fastball, Koufax became baseball’s youngest Hall of Famer when he was elected at 36 in 1972.Koufax avoided the spotlight for years after leaving the game, but has been more active recently.In this Jan. 2, 1966, file photo, Cleveland fullback Jim Brown (32) turns the corner as a Green Bay Packer defender swings with him in Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/File)JIM BROWN (FOOTBALL)Brown was the top runner in NFL history when he walked away. His last carry came in the 1965 championship game at age 29, capping an MVP season for the Cleveland Browns.Still considered by many the best and most rugged rusher ever, Brown abruptly retired in the summer of 1966 while on the set of “The Dirty Dozen.” He had a main part in the popular movie and when filming lagged on, the Browns objected to the idea of him missing the start of training camp.Brown ran for 12,312 yards and scored 106 touchdowns, and the led the league in rushing for eight of his nine pro seasons.The Hall of Famer went to an acting career and is still involved with the Browns as an adviser.___BARRY SANDERS (FOOTBALL)Sanders reeled off dazzling runs for a decade with the Detroit Lions before his surprising retirement at 31. He gained nearly 1,500 yards in 1998 and was nearing the NFL’s all-time record when he simply said he was done.“My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it,” he said in a statement faxed to his hometown newspaper in Wichita, Kansas.Sanders was in the middle of a long-term contract and healthy when he left. A Pro Bowler in all 10 of his seasons, he was later elected to the Hall of Fame.___MARCO VAN BASTEN (SOCCER)Van Basten won three Ballon d’Or titles and two European Cups as well as the European Championship with the Netherlands in a glittering career that was cut short by injury at age 28.He also helped Ajax to three Dutch titles and Milan to four Italian league A trophies.Milan’s Champions League final defeat to Marseille in 1993 would be his final match due to persistent ankle problems that forced his retirement two years later.Van Basten went on to a career in management, coaching Ajax and the Netherlands among others.___LORENA OCHOA (GOLF)Ochoa was the top-ranked female player when she announced her retirement in 2010 at 28, putting aside golf so she could start a family. Coming two years after the retirement of Annika Sorenstam at 37, the LPGA was robbed of another of its biggest names.Ochoa was probably the best-known athlete in Mexico who was not a soccer player, winning 27 LPGA titles and two majors — the Women’s British Open in 2007 and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2008.Ochoa gave birth to her first child 20 months after retiring.___JUSTINE HENIN (TENNIS)The seven-time Grand Slam winner was still No. 1 in the WTA rankings when she shocked tennis in 2008 with her retirement at 25.She said she had lost the desire to train and wanted to rediscover the “small pleasures” of life.Before Henin, no reigning No. 1 had retired from the women’s game.But the break did not last long. The 2004 Olympic champion returned 20 months later and reached the 2010 Australian Open final. She retired for good in January 2011 because of a lingering elbow injury. In this Nov. 7, 1991 file photo, Earvin “Magic” Johnson retires during a press conference in Inglewood, Calif. The Lakers point guard ended his career in 1991 after he found out he was HIV positive. (AP Photo/Craig Fuji, File)last_img read more

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