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Dubbla VC-pallplatser för Modin
 
 Svenska Dagbladet     2017-12-10 kl. 23:00     57 words
 
Skidåkaren Zebastian Modin visar fin form inför Paralympics i Pyeongchang senare i vinter. Helgens världscuptävlingar i kanadensiska Canmore bjöd på dubbla pallplatser för svensken, som tävlar i klassen för synskadade.

Skidåkaren Zebastian Modin visar fin form inför Paralympics i Pyeongchang senare i vinter.

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Örebroaren Lina låter inget hindra henne från att träna paracykel: "Jätteskönt att ta i"
 
 Nerikes Allehanda Premium     2017-12-10 kl. 12:40     480 words
 
När Lina Nilsson Furberg trappade ner på simträningen ville hon testa en ny sport: - Paracykel passar vem som helst, alla kan cykla även den som sitter i rullstol, säger hon.

Paracykel som idrottsgren startade på 80-talet, och ingår sedan 1988 i Paralympics.
 
   
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Inspired by Korean culture, medals for PyeongChang Winter Paralympics unveiled
 
 Korea Herald     2017-12-11 kl. 08:24     353 words
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Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Parlympics were unveiled Monday, with a nod to the Korean culture and traditions.

Inspired by Korean culture, medals for PyeongChang Winter Paralympics unveiled.... Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Parlympics were unveiled Monday, with a nod to the Korean culture and traditions.The competition's organizing committee said the Paralympics...

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S.Korean FM stresses need for effective communication channels with DPRK
 
 Xinhua News Agency     2017-12-11 kl. 07:54     231 words
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SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed the need Monday for effective communication channels with the

If the DPRK participates in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics, which would be held in South Korea's western region in February and March next year, it would become a good opportunity to resume the hotline and the reunion of

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Allies mulling deferring war games after Olympics: report
 
 Korea Herald     2017-12-11 kl. 07:54     547 words
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With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, South Korea and the US are considering postponing their annual military drills in order not to provoke North Korea and to defuse cross-border tension for the global sports events.

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, South Korea and the US are considering postponing their annual military drills in order not to provoke North Korea and to defuse cross-border tension for the global sports
 
   
Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots to be chosen by children
 
 BBC     2017-12-11 kl. 07:41     97 words
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Japan has unveiled its final six contenders for the role of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots - and only children are getting the final say.

Japan has unveiled its final six contenders for the role of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots - and only children are getting the final say.The organising committee selected three sets of finalists from more than 2,000 entries

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Leeds native Carey coaching Paralympic skiers in Pyeongchang
 
 Sun-Journal     2017-12-11 kl. 06:51     1057 words
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U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing head coach Eileen Carey, a Leeds native, works on marksmanship with Paralympian Oksana Masters during biathlon training in preparation of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.U.S.

Leeds native Carey coaching Paralympic skiers in Pyeongchang.... U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing head coach Eileen Carey, a Leeds native, works on marksmanship with Paralympian Oksana Masters during biathlon training in preparation of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.U.S.Paralympic...
 
   
Kids begin voting to finally pick Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics mascots
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2017-12-11 kl. 06:42     377 words
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The designs for candidate pairs "A" (top), "B" (middle), and "C" (bottom).

Kids begin voting to finally pick Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics mascots.... The designs for candidate pairs "A" (top), "B" (middle), and "C" (bottom).(Image courtesy of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) FUKUSHIMA, Japan...

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Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - December 10-December 17
 
 CityGuideNY.com     2017-12-11 kl. 06:26     6438 words
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Photo:  Flickr/K_rlis Dambr_ns  For art in galleries, from shows to openings to receptions and special events, check out City Guide's calendar listings for New York City.

CONNECTED. 100 X 100. This exhibition showcases ONE HUNDRED winter sport helmets that were artistically designed by ONE HUNDRED selected artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic...
 
   
How Bain Capital kept its nerve in battle for Japan's ADK
 
 Nikkei Asian Review     2017-12-11 kl. 06:15     1321 words
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TOKYO -- U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital held its nerve during the tortuous progress of its friendly tender offer for Japanese advertising agency Asatsu-DK, which was sealed on Thursday, even as ADK executives fretted that the deal could founder.

WPP said it hopes to negotiate with the Bain-ADK team on collaboration, possibly wishing to avoid the loss of its foothold in Japan, the world's third-largest advertising market, at a time when the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are
 
   
Lotte World Tower Turns into Giant Olympic Torch
 
 Digital Chosun     2017-12-11 kl. 06:13     90 words
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The 123-story Lotte World Tower in Seoul, Korea's highest building, has turned into a giant Olympic torch to mark the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Lotte said it used 26,000 LED lights to turn the tower into a 555-m torch.

The light show will continue from 6 p.m. to midnight until the Pyeongchang Paralympics end on March 18.Chae Sung-jin.
 
   
New Merimbula journalist joins the team
 
 Merimbula News     2017-12-11 kl. 05:53     169 words
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WELCOME TO THE TEAM: Claudia Ferguson is a new journalist with the Merimbula News Weekly. The Merimbula News Weekly is pleased to welcome journalist Claudia Ferguson to the team – a return of sorts for the former Turlinjah girl.

She has spent time travelling America, studying in Canada and working in Japan. “I have also had the privilege to work as an intern for the Canberra Times, the Australian Paralympic Committee Wikipedia Project, Surf Life Saving Australia and
 
   
Former Lib candidate set to carry Xenophon flag in key seat
 
 In Daily     2017-12-11 kl. 05:48     1328 words
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A former Liberal candidate who quit the party in protest at a factional deal that cost her preselection is set to run as Nick Xenophon’s SA Best candidate in the crucial beachside seat of Colton. Jassmine Wood's previous campaign material.

With a high-profile candidate in former Paralympian Matthew Cowdrey and the retirement of incumbent former minister Paul Caica, the Liberals had been eyeing off the seat – with a nominal 3.7 per cent margin in their favour – as a likely gain.
 
   
Veteran skier to compete for place at Winter Paralympic Games
 
 Andover Advertiser     2017-12-11 kl. 04:53     32 words
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10.12.2017 17:00:00 A WOUNDED veteran has found renewed purpose through sport and is on a journey to compete at next year's Winter Paralympic Games.

Veteran skier to compete for place at Winter Paralympic Games.... 10.12.2017 17:00:00 A WOUNDED veteran has found renewed purpose through sport and is on a journey to compete at next year's Winter Paralympic Games.316370 342244 32650.
 
   
Akufo-Addo named as 2017 Most Influential African leader
 
 GhanaWeb     2017-12-11 kl. 04:10     1219 words
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Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been named as the most influential leader in Africa in 2017 by the New Africa Magazine.

Asiedu Nketia MEDIA Edward Kobina Enninful – New and first black and male editor of British Vogue (Ghana/UK) Khanyi Dhlomo – Media mogulette – Founder Ndalo Media (South Africa) Adedoyin Adepitan – Intrepid Paralympian and TV presenter

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Speedskater Brittany Bowe Making Positive Strides In Comeback, Says “The Big Prize Comes In South Korea”
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-11 kl. 03:50     1212 words
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By | Dec. 10, 2017, 7:28 p.m. (ET) Brittany Bowe poses for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit on Sept. 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah. KEARNS, Utah – Brittany Bowe feels flickers of the way she used to skate, her strength coming back bit by bit.

1-3. Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Military: No decision on next year's alliance exercise
 
 Korea Herald     2017-12-11 kl. 03:25     244 words
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South Korea's military said Monday it's premature to talk publicly about the reported likelihood of postponing annual war games with the United States to avoid the overlap with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

The Paralympics are slated for March 9-19 in the same location.

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‘Time to show off Thame's sporting events'
 
 Thame Gazette     2017-12-11 kl. 02:39     176 words
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Wednesday 12 June 2013 Thame community groups are being encouraged to stage free sports events with the help of new lottery funding.

The scheme is being backed as a means of continuing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with £1000 available in each district.
 
   
Choong shortlisted for BWF Para-Badminton top honour
 
 Badminton England     2017-12-10 kl. 21:45     182 words
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England’s triple world champion Rachel Choong is in the running to be named BWF’s Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year following the release of the worldwide shortlist.

However her hopes of becoming a Team GB Paralympian took a blow when it was announced her disciplines would not form part of the schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic debut.
 
   
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 POLL! Who do you want to WIN? Vote here!
 
 Telly Mix     2017-12-10 kl. 21:30     310 words
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With the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 finalists have been confirmed - who do you want to WIN? A total line up of fifteen celebrities started taking part in Strictly 2017.

Rounding off the starting line up are X Factor winner turned West End star Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, and Debbie McGee, TV personality, presenter and the widow of magician Paul Daniels.
 
   
18-Year-Old Chris Corning Takes Heroic Second In Big Air Olympic Qualifier, Chandler Hunt Surprise Third
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-10 kl. 21:13     632 words
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By | Dec. 10, 2017, 3:11 p.m. (ET) Chris Corning competes in men's big air at the FIS World Cup Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on Dec. 7, 2017 in Copper Mountain, Colo. COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Chris Corning is not a household name. Yet.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.

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Salcher issues warning to young rival as Para Alpine Skiing World Cup set to start in St. Moritz
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-10 kl. 20:17     359 words
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The first event of the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup is due to get underway in St Moritz tomorrow with several top skiers looking to set the pace for the rest of a season that culminates at next year's Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Moritz. The first event of the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup is due to get underway in St Moritz tomorrow with several top skiers looking to set the pace for the rest of a season that culminates at next year's Winter Paralympic Games in...

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Yarovyi and Masters claim fourth golds of Para Nordic World Championships
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-10 kl. 19:24     450 words
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Maksym Yarovyi and Oksana Masters completed individual golden quartet of wins as they topped podiums again at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau today.

The next competition for the skiers will be in the World Cup in Pyeongchang, with the event between March 10 and 15 also acting as a test event for the 2018 Winter Paralympics.George Thorpe.
 
   
Kentucky teenager is among top student archers in the world
 
 Seymour Tribune     2017-12-10 kl. 17:35     852 words
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BARDSTOWN, Ky. — In her navy blue sweater and plaid pleated uniform skirt, 16-year old Faith Oakley looks like the typical student-athlete headed to sports practice after class. Except she’s not.

Ultimately, she’s taking aim at making the 2024 or 2028 Paralympics archery team. “I have always believed I can work hard enough to become the best in the world,” Faith said.

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Russia Accused of Launching its Online Bots In Response to Olympic Ban
 
 ETeknix.com     2017-12-10 kl. 17:25     371 words
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‘No Russian’ at Winter Olympics The term ‘No Russian’ was one that for a time lived in infamy as part of the opening mission to CoD MW2.

Unfortunately, at that time the IOC did not have the courage of its Paralympic partner to also impose a ban on Russia.
 
   
Top 50 Moments of 2017: No. 22 – Anu touches hearts around the world
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-10 kl. 16:57     322 words
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British schoolgirl goes viral after showing her running blade to friends In 2017 a British schoolgirl called Anu captivated the world when a

22 on the International Paralympic Committee’s Top 50 Moments of 2017.... The heart-warming clip also left a huge impression with British Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, who visited Anu at her school together with the London 2017 World Para Athletics...
 
   
Olympic star mentors students who wonder how he got up from ghastly crash
 
 East Bay Times     2017-12-10 kl. 16:33     716 words
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The face on the screen was familiar to the students from Concord’s Oak Grove Middle School. They had viewed the videos he had sent them earlier in the school year. They were familiar with his story — a dashing speed skater, so talented, so young.

Pairing Olympians and Paralympians with classrooms on a year-long mentorship program, Classroom Champions stresses goal-setting, education and perseverance.

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Tallest building in South Korea to display Olympic Torch LED until end of Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-10 kl. 16:04     243 words
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South Korea's tallest building, the Lotte World Tower, is displaying an Olympic Torch in Light Emitting Diode (LED) form until the end of Pyeongchang 2018 in March.

Concerns still remain over the profile of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the host country.

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Para athlete Sammi Kinghorn wins top Sports Award
 
 NewsAddUp     2017-12-10 kl. 15:34     265 words
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The 21-year-old, who sprinted to double gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, believes her win will pave

The 21-year-old, who sprinted to double gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, believes her win will pave. ...the way for other disabled athletes to scoop big sporting awards and help close the gap

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Sunday Brunch guests praise "inspiring" Jonnie Peacock
 
 Digital Spy     2017-12-10 kl. 14:29     388 words
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Simon Rimmer and guest Adam Hills reflect on the Paralympian's Strictly story. Paralympian athlete Jonnie Peacock may have a few weeks ago now, but fellow contestant and Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer can't stop singing his praises.

Simon Rimmer and guest Adam Hills reflect on the Paralympian's Strictly story.... Paralympian athlete Jonnie Peacock may have a few weeks ago now, but fellow contestant and Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer can't stop singing his praises.Speaking to...

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Örebroaren Lina låter inget hindra henne från att träna paracykel: "Jätteskönt att ta i"
 
 Nerikes Allehanda Premium     2017-12-10 kl. 12:40     480 words
 
När Lina Nilsson Furberg trappade ner på simträningen ville hon testa en ny sport: - Paracykel passar vem som helst, alla kan cykla även den som sitter i rullstol, säger hon.

Paracykel som idrottsgren startade på 80-talet, och ingår sedan 1988 i Paralympics.
 
   
IOC Coordination Commission set to make return visit to Tokyo
 
 Inside World Parasport     2017-12-10 kl. 12:34     656 words
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Michael Pavitt Sunday, 10 December 2017 Tokyo 2020 are braced to welcome the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the second time this year, with their progress set to be assessed.

Musashino Forest Sports Plaza, which will host badminton and the fencing component of the modern pentathlon, as well as the wheelchair basketball at the Paralympic Games, was opened last month.... Tokyo 2020 have also celebrated the 1,000 days to go milestones for both the Olympic and Paralympic...

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IOC approves Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues
 
 Australasian Leisure Management     2017-12-10 kl. 12:10     466 words
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given its approval to a number of venues that will feature at the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place across a total of 40 venues, including eight new permanent venues, 24 existing sites and eight temporary venues.... Of these sites, 39 will be utilised at the Olympics, while 20 of them will be used for the Paralympic...
 
   
Aspire Zone launches ‘Freestyle Aquatics’ to train disabled
 
 Doha Insight     2017-12-10 kl. 11:55     760 words
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Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has officially launched the “Freestyle Aquatics at Aspire”, a pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme

and we are collaborating with organisations such as the Qatar Paralympic Committee and Freestyle Aquatics to make that happen.” Talking to The Peninsula Mohammed Mubrak Al Kuwari said that the interested candidates with disabilities from citizens
 
   
Prof. Adeniran rejects outcome of PDP convention
 
 News Express Nigeria     2017-12-10 kl. 11:53     353 words
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By Emmanuel Oloniruha on 10/12/2017 Share on Tweet Views: 37 •Defeated PDP national chairmanship candidate, Prof. Tunde Adeniran   One of the national chairmanship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof.

For our Paralympic heroes (and falconets), a day...
 
   
Athletes given chance by IPC and Samsung to tell their own stories at Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-10 kl. 11:24     347 words
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Samsung are offering athletes the unique chance to tell their story at Pyeongchang 2018.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Samsung are offering athletes the unique chance to tell their story at Pyeongchang 2018.  The campaign has been launched by "Proud Paralympian", the IPC’s athlete education programme, and aims to

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Make Sports Part Of Qualification For Place In Public Universities - Saravanan
 
 Bernama     2017-12-10 kl. 10:19     139 words
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KUALA NERUS, Dec 10 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) should consider the involvement of students in sports and cocurricular activities as part of the qualification for places in public universities.

The success of several disabled athletes at an international games recently should be seen as a yardstick and prove that sports can bring substantial rewards.....

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Tidworth veteran fixes sights on the Winter Paralympics
 
 SpireFM     2017-12-10 kl. 09:32     580 words
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A Tidworth veteran will compete at a World Cup event in Canada  in a bid to qualify as a Para-Nordic skier for Team GB.

Tidworth veteran fixes sights on the Winter Paralympics.... A Tidworth veteran will compete at a World Cup event in Canada  in a bid to qualify as a Para-Nordic skier for Team GB.It's part of what former Staff Sergeant Steve Arnold hopes will be his journey to next year's Winter Paralympics...
 
   
Eskau takes World Cup opener after Masters disqualified
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-10 kl. 09:23     859 words
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The World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup opened in Canmore, Canada, with a bitter-sweet victory for Germany’s Andrea Eskau.

I'm lucky with my performance,” she added. “The hill was the toughest, but conditions are really nice with artificial snow and good weather.” Paralympic bronze medallist in the event, Marta Zainullina, now competing under a neutral flag, took

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