As TIFF CEO Piers Handling prepares to leave industry talent reflect on

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: “I’m a big outdoors person. I’m a big skier. So I’ll be able to ski every day of the week now, whenever I want to, as opposed to just the weekends,” Handling said in a recent interview.“All the summer sports have been taken away from me for basically over 35 years — tennis, swimming, kayaking, sailing — so I’m looking forward to that.”Handling joined TIFF in 1982 and has been CEO and director since 1994, building what was once known as the Toronto Festival of Festivals in the Yorkville neighbourhood into one of the biggest of its kind in the world with its own permanent downtown home and year-round film hub in TIFF Bell Lightbox.“I feel really proud about the year-round programming we’ve built up,” said Handling, sitting in a lounge in the Lightbox, which includes screening rooms, exhibitions, programs and lectures.“I don’t think people thought that a festival could actually do that. We’ve turned ourselves into a one-stop shopping, very comprehensive film organization, and into the top echelon of international film festivals.”When Handling leaves, he’ll be replaced by a two-headed structure. One co-head is current artistic director Cameron Bailey and the other is Joana Vicente, who has also been appointed executive director.He’s a remarkably bold thinker for a man who seems quite quiet and reserved in many ways, but he’s revolutionary. – Cameron Bailey, TIFF’s artistic directorHandling hired Bailey in 2008, and together they travelled to screening rooms in far-flung locales as they crafted the festival over the years. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter After nearly four decades of sitting in darkened theatres, Piers Handling is looking forward to exploring the outdoors.The longtime director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival is stepping down from his position after this year’s instalment, its 43rd, which runs Sept. 6-16.And while he plans to continue attending TIFF as a cinephile, he is excited to start other ventures — from travelling and reading, to hitting the slopes and writing a book on the history of film festivals.last_img read more

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Enhancing Call Center Efficiency with AI

The ProblemA financial compliance monitoring firm for retailers needed a solution for its rapidly growing customer base. The firm recently started providing financial services to larger-sized customers. The more services it completes, the more its customer service reps become overwhelmed with calls. Many of the calls regard quick fixes that don’t require speaking to someone directly. Yet, these calls end up taking time away from larger issues that the reps need to address. Cisco Touts Webex Contact Center-Calling Integration Beth Schultz September 23, 2019 Company talks up other enhancements to cloud platform, as contact center partners make service news of their own. As the organization needed a reliable, customized solution, AI was the perfect opportunity. Unlike most automated call answering, Watson uses natural language to provide self-service, which offers the feeling of talking to a live person. Organizations are able to configure the AI voice solution to match their branding and add custom vocal cues. If your organization doesn’t have the appropriate data to set up custom answering, IBM is planning to offer industry-specific training models to help get the assistant up and running. To help you better understand how AI can improve your contact center, I’ll walk you through a solution I’m currently working on with a client. Looking to the solution, these benefits stood out as directly addressing the problem of our client:Personalized interactions — Watson Assistant Text to Speech responses are converted to audio in real time. Address a caller by name or include unique information important to the callerSeamless connectivity — Add to existing call centers or start off as your first automated virtual agent over the phoneTransfer calls to human agents — Watson can trigger a call transfer at any time to a human agent for discussions you want to have person to person, or in cases where a caller can’t be understoodInteract via text messages — Transmit complex information via text messaging (SMS). Your reps can interact with callers via SMS or blend SMS and voice at the same time, allowing instantaneous information exchangeSwitch services mid-call — Watson can switch languages mid-call and separate different types of conversations in their own Watson Assistant workspaces, easing the process of managing and growing Watson’s help with callersSuggested SolutionTo configure IBM’s voice agent to maximize its customer service management, I suggested that the client sit down with an IBM sales engineer to build a call pattern and intended call flows. What this would do is create qualifiers for specific words, such as “call fraud,” and identify inquiries for direct emailing to a technician. Why You Need to Care About CX of Connected Consumers Blair Pleasant September 30, 2019 Today, enterprises are distinguishing themselves with personal, robust customer experiences. But can it be too much? Open Trunks > IVR Prompt > Survey caller > Collect Data > Leave Message > Send message to employee > Transcribe Message > Employee addresses caller/message call-center-2006866__340.png Buzzword or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping up to make a difference in the business communications space. With many solutions already available, the benefits are becoming more and more clear: efficient customer service, higher-quality collaboration, well-organized meetings, and more. AI is an exciting prospect, but many companies are still in the dark on how exactly to implement it into their work environments. For example, a small business could utilize chatbots but may not have the need for an extensive AI voice customer service solution. On the other hand, larger companies with contact centers have endless opportunities to enhance communications with AI solutions. Log in or register to post comments To help manage rising call volume, the firm needed a solution that would enable it to record a message from each caller and gather details pertaining to the financial transaction and the reason for the call. In our client’s case, we looked at IBM Voice Agent with Watson, which connects existing call centers to AI capabilities. This voice agent solution uses AI to help answer a larger quantity of customer calls faster — the exact need of our client and any growing business. See All in Contact Center & Customer Experience » The goal of the suggested solution will be to capture caller responses via a survey conducted following the interaction but before the customer hangs up. The firm would store information collected in a Web portal for the customer service team to access. The objective was clear: The firm needed the ability to guide customers with an advanced interactive voice response (IVR) system. The IVR system would ask users prompted questions, track their responses, and record the interactions, which are then transcribed for review purposes. The process would go something like this: Tags:News & Viewscustomer serviceAdvanced IVRIBM Watsoncall centersContact Center & Customer ExperienceAI & AutomationNews & ViewsSpeech TechnologiesVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like Decoding Dialogflow: Enabling Voice Brent Kelly September 16, 2019 The seventh in a multi-article series focusing on building intelligent bots using Google Dialogflow and Contact Center AI What’s Trending in CX Today Blair Pleasant September 17, 2019 Organizations that truly care about customer service start with a understanding of what digital consumers really want. AI SolutionsAI is advancing fast in the business communications space. Efficiently automating inbound calls so that users get satisfactory results while the company ensures it is correctly sorting and addressing them isn’t a simple task — but the latest advances in AI make it possible, if you have the right solution. By establishing a preferred call flow, the client wouldn’t have to hire additional employees to ask basic help line questions, saving the firm money while simultaneously recording the information on file for a live person. This way the techs would only receive important files that require their attention. Best of all, the reports would be automated, and technicians could search within the AI’s recorded database to find key claims. How to Plan a Smooth Contact Center Cloud Migration Elizabeth Magill September 24, 2019 A strategic migration plan must answer three important questions. Ultimately, automation through AI stands to save big money and human effort for contact centers. While cost and implementation efforts may vary from company to company, other options are available for interested parties to explore, such as smart IVR and smart ACD with AI, too. Understanding how exactly AI fits into your contact center isn’t easy. It takes plenty of evaluation and planning. And each solution needs to be unique to your business. read more

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Annan lauds outgoing UN relief coordinator Egelands tireless efforts to mitigate tragedy

“Over the past three and a half years, Jan Egeland has led our joint efforts to provide desperately needed relief in the wake of a number of disasters – including the devastating earthquake in Bam (Iran), the Indian Ocean earthquakes and tsunami, the South Asia earthquake, the drought in West Africa the drought and flooding in the Horn of Africa, and the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season,” Mr. Annan said in a statement.“Jan has coordinated our humanitarian efforts in neglected and forgotten crises from northern Uganda to Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” he added of Mr. Egeland, who is stepping steps down just two weeks before Mr. Annan himself ends his tenure on 31 December.“He has travelled to the frontlines of conflicts to bear witness to the suffering of civilian populations in Darfur (Sudan), Colombia, Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and brought the world’s attention to the suffering there.”Mr. Annan noted that Mr. Egeland led the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the wider humanitarian community through the most significant reform process since the establishment of the Department of Humanitarian Affairs in 1991.“Thanks largely to his tireless advocacy, the humanitarian reforms which I proposed in my report, In Larger Freedom, have been put in place,” he said, citing the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a $500-million fund set up to jump-start relief operations and save thousands of lives that would otherwise be lost to delay under the previous under-funded mechanism.Mr. Egeland, former head of the Norwegian Red Cross and co-initiator and organizer of the Norwegian Channel between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization which paved the way for the 1993 peace accords between them, was appointed to his latest UN post in June 2003.He also directed the Norwegian facilitation of the UN-led peace talks leading up to ceasefire agreement between the Government of Guatemala and the guerrillas, which was signed in Oslo in 1996. He led the host delegation when the Ottawa treaty to ban land mines was successfully negotiated and adopted in Oslo in 1997. Before becoming head of the Norwegian Red Cross, Mr. Egeland was Mr. Annan’s special adviser on Colombian civil strife.“His leadership will be sorely missed,” Mr. Annan concluded in his message. “But I also know his voice will always be heard, speaking up on behalf of those who need it most.” read more

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Iraq UN envoy strongly condemns Baghdad terrorist attacks that kill many civilians

“This is outrageous. Terrorists of Daesh who are steadily losing ground in Iraq are now trying to sow terror and discord. They will fail here as they are failing at the frontlines,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, said in a press release.“I call on the authorities to do their utmost in order to speedily bring the perpetrators to justice,” he added, extending his condolences to the families of the lost ones, as well as wishing the injured a speedy recovery.The attacks, which reportedly targeted a predominantly Shia Muslim neighbourhood, followed two bombings in Baghdad on New Year’s eve that killed and injured scores of people. Meanwhile, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has announced that it recorded 19,266 civilian casualties in 2016: 6,878 killed and 12,388 wounded. These casualty figures do not include the civilian casualty figures for Anbar for the months of May, July, August and December.In December, 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, UNAMI said.“Though the figures for December are lower than previous months, we are nevertheless noticing an increase in terrorist bombings towards the end of the month and in the last couple of days, targeting civilians,” Mr. Kubiš said.“This is, no doubt, an attempt by Daesh to divert attention from their losses in Mosul and, unfortunately, it is the innocent civilians who are paying the price,” he added. read more

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Growth continues in March CV market but trucks remain down

Commercial vehicle registrations rose 8.1% in March to 48,675 units, year-to-date up 7% at 78,942 units.Van registrations increased 11.5% to 43,684 in March, and grew 11.7% during Q1 2013. Total48,6758.1%78,9427.0%290,517-1.6% UK van and truck registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012 Vans43,68411.5%68,88211.7%246,835-1.1% Truck registrations declined 15.1%, to 4,991 units in the month and fell 16.7%% for the year so far. March% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change “Overall CV registrations continue to perform positively with the market increasing 8.1% in March, boosted by an uplift in van demand,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “Truck demand remains weak, but this could be indicative of delayed purchasing decisions ahead of the introduction of new Euro 6 legislation later this year. Next week kicks off with the 2013 CV Show at the NEC and this will provide operators with an excellent opportunity to explore the latest models as we welcome a number of high-profile world debuts and product launches.”Click through to download the March 2013 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Trucks4,991-15.1%10,060-16.7%43,682-4.6% read more

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Mens lacrosse No 4 Ohio State prepares for another top battle with

OSU junior attacker Austin Shanks (11) during a game against Michigan on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe road doesn’t get any easier for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team.After dispatching the No. 1 Denver Pioneers last weekend, 16-7, the Buckeyes (9-0) have climbed 13 spots in the top 25 to No. 4 and face No. 2 Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. OSU has not defeated the Fighting Irish since 2011.Notre Dame serves as the final non-conference game before the Big Ten season, which has OSU coach Nick Myers focused on fine-tuning the team’s play heading into league play.“I think for us, it’s matter of us trying to get better,” Myers said. “We have one more non-conference game and then we head into league play. So you wanna use this final opportunity to grow and continue to learn and hopefully play your best lacrosse heading into Big Ten play.”Notre Dame (4-1) has outscored its opponents 58-40 and averaging 11.6 goals per game. The Buckeyes have a similar resume outscoring their opponents 110-60.  Myers said Notre Dame is a tough team and it’ll take a total team effort to win. “They’re a team that doesn’t defeat themselves,” he said. “They’re very disciplined and balanced and you’re going to have to play a 60-minute complete game to get out of there with a win, especially with them (at) home. For us, it’s a matter of making certain we do a good job on our end —executing on both the half-field sets and if something is not going our way, kind of weather the storm a little bit to come out with a win.”In last season’s meeting OSU lost 9-8 to Notre Dame, nearly completing a fourth-quarter comeback. The Fighting Irish took control in the third quarter, outscoring OSU 4-0 and taking a three-goal lead.The Fighting Irish offense is led by junior attack Mikey Wynee (13 goals, three assists) and sophomore attack Ryder Garnsey (12 goals, 12 assists).The Buckeyes have been the underdogs for the past two weeks. After defeating Denver, the Buckeyes are drawing national attention as one of the country’s best teams. The Notre Dame game starts a brutal stretch to the end of the season with games against the No. 2, No. 3, No. 17, No. 20, No. 10 and No. 1 teams in the country. OSU senior attack JT Blubaugh said the Buckeyes are excited to face the Irish and prove themselves once again. “I think when you’re flying under the radar it’s easier to just focus on yourself and practice to make yourself better and not thinking about any outside people,” he said.Myers said Notre Dame thrives off of unsettled transitions and the key this week will be containing the Irish transition offense. “We gotta do a good job in unsettled situations and doing a great job on the six-on-six,” he said. read more

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Womens Basketball Ohio State got cleansed envisioned redemption then won Big Ten

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives down the lane during the Big Ten tournament championship game against Maryland on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 79-69. Credit: Alyssia Graves: Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Confetti fell. Tears streamed. Banners were raised. Players hugged each other. Parents snapped pictures. The team was honored for its conference title.But Ohio State was not the team on the podium celebrating. Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper and redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga sat in their hotel room watching Louisville celebrate its ACC championship title on TV as they waited for their game to begin later that night. “I just remember telling her, ‘Yo, I’m trying to feel like that later. I really need that feeling. Look how much fun they’re having out there,’” Mavunga said.With just a few hours between the Cardinals’ two-point win against Notre Dame and Ohio State’s game tipping off, the two Buckeyes began to get hyped up watching what they hoped to do later Sunday night.“Just watching that game and then also South Carolina-Mississippi State,” Harper said. “All those games going on, it’s like, ‘Man, we’re next.’”A few hours later, the confetti fell, tears streamed and banners were raised.The Ohio State women’s basketball team celebrates its Big Ten championship win. It defeated Maryland 79-69 on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorBut this time, it wasn’t coming from Mavunga’s and Harper’s TV. They were Big Ten champions, having just defeated Maryland 79-69 in the conference title game. They transformed those thoughts into a reality.“I turned around as soon as I heard one of the bursts of confetti and I was just like, ‘That’s what it was. That’s what they were going through a couple of hours ago and now this is me in this situation,’” Mavunga said.A couple hours prior, many people had doubts about whether the Buckeyes could knock off the Terrapins. The two teams met in College Park, Maryland earlier this season and the game was not close. Maryland smoked Ohio State, winning by 30 points to hand the Buckeyes their second loss in a row. The Terrapins held a plus-17 rebound margin, dropped 99 points and went 11-for-18 from 3-point range. They had their way in every area of the game.But Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff believes the loss actually helped the team in the long-term.“On that particular night earlier in the year, they really gave us a beat-down, and probably the best thing that happened to us,” McGuff said. “Like Woody Hayes used to say, ‘Nothing cleanses the soul like an ass-kicking.’ So we got cleansed that day. Sometimes you need that.”That cleansing followed a home loss to Michigan and preceded a defeat at the hands of Iowa, which dropped 103 points on Ohio State. But the Buckeyes responded by winning eight of their final nine games and claiming a Big Ten regular-season championship. Still, Ohio State had to prove it could beat top-level teams. Those eight wins came against the eight lowest-ranked teams in the conference.On Sunday, the Buckeyes left no doubt. They opened the game making four of their first 18 shots, falling behind five points after a quarter, but responded with a 27-9 second-quarter run. Down the stretch, Maryland made a run to come back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit and came within two points. But senior guard Kelsey Mitchell drilled two 3-pointers and ended the Terrapin threat. Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun dribbled the clock out to seal the win.“And once it went five, four three, two, one, I was like, ‘Yes,’” Mitchell said, letting out a sigh of relief. “We finally reached our goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it.”Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga raises the net above her head after the Buckeyes beat Maryland 79-69 to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis on March 4, 2018. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorSenior forward Alexa Hart, who started her first three games of the season immediately broke down in tears and searched for people to hug. She, along with Mitchell, senior guard Asia Doss and redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman lost to Maryland by three points in the conference tournament championship game their first season in scarlet and gray. The redemption only made the win sweeter.“Freshman year, we got here, we came up short. The last two years after that, we came up short,” Hart said. “I just think that at this point of time, we kind of grew as a team and it was just like we need to let people know that Ohio State can make it that far.”For the first time in four years, players from a non-Maryland team took turns climbing the ladder under a basket and cutting a slivers of the net. At least, most players took a sliver. Mavunga, on the other hand, cut the remainder of the net off the basket after her teammates took their pieces and put it around her neck.“Oh yeah, that’s not coming off,” Mavunga said in the locker room with the net still draped around her neck. “I’m going to take a shower and put it back on. I’m really going to take this one and I’m going to really remember this forever because I’ve never won a conference championship tournament.”Next, she and Harper will try to envision the next possible confetti-dropping, net-cutting moment: the Final Four.In the meantime, Mavunga and Harper will enjoy the moment they already envisioned, then made happen. read more

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TSV Hannover Burgdorf and Jens Bürkle separate ways

← Previous Story SportHero: Think sport and design for it. Next Story → PPD Zagreb “steal” Urh Kastelic from Celje! TSV Hannover Burgdorf and coach Jens Bürkle separated ways at the end of season 2016/2017. Ambitious German team ended 11th with 24 points, only two ahead of the relegation line, which didn’t make satisfied anyone linked with the club.Burkle led club in two seasons of DKB Bundesliga.His successor isn’t known yet.

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Family wants criminal inquiry after 5yearold turned away by GP dies of

first_img Share5 Tweet Email1 25,908 Views Feb 27th 2017, 10:05 AM Monday 27 Feb 2017, 10:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 52 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3261017 By Sean Murray Image: BBC Family wants criminal inquiry after 5-year-old turned away by GP dies of asthma attack in Wales Ellie-May Clark was told to come back the next day after she was a few minutes late for her appointment. IN JANUARY 2015, a five-year-old Welsh girl died of an asthma attack just five hours after being turned away from an appointment with a GP for being a few minute minutes late.Ellie-May Clark and her mother were told told to return the next morning by Dr Joanne Rowe, but the little girl died only a few hours later.The Clark family are now calling for a criminal inquiry into the doctor involved, and say she should be removed from the GP register, the BBC reports.The girl’s grandmother, Brandi Clark, said: “They were a few minutes late and Shanice (Ellie-May’s mother) even told the receptionist they wouldn’t be there on time.But Dr Rowe sent them away. Her decision cost our gorgeous little girl her life.In May last year, Dr Rowe was given a formal warning by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) for her actions, which said that she risked “bringing the profession into disrepute”.The GMC said: “You did not consider the medical history of the child, or provide advice on how the child’s parents could access alternative medical care.Your failure to see and assess this child does not meet with the standards required of a doctor.They added, however, that her “failing in itself is not serious as to require any restriction on your registration”. In other words, they found her actions were not worthy of being struck off the register at the time.An inquiry by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, which runs the Grange Clinic in Newport, said that the mother and daughter were eight minutes late, contrary to their claim of just four minutes.Dr Rowe was said to have told a receptionist that she was seeing another patient when the Clarks arrived late for their 5pm appointment, despite computer records showing that no patients were seen between the time of 4.55pm and 5.20pm after a number of cancellations that day.At the time of Ellie-May’s death in 2015, Dr Rowe was suspended for a period of six months. She has since left the Newport practice and is now working as a GP in Cardiff.Ellie-May’s mother Shanice said: “We all feel terribly let down. I think Dr Rowe should go to jail for what she did. I can’t believe she was not struck off.”The coroner for the county of Gwent in south-east Wales is investigating the girl’s death, and an inquest is due to be held.Read: Death of 90-year-old man being treated as suspiciousRead: Father of SEAL killed in Yemen refuses to meet with Donald Trump Image: BBC Short URLlast_img read more

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Dont forget The clocks are going forward this evening

first_img Mar 30th 2019, 6:01 PM By Sean Murray 23,028 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/FREEDOMPIC Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 6:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4566399 Share79 Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/FREEDOMPIC Short URL 34 Comments Daylight Saving Time STARTS at 1am when clocks should go forward to 2am.Sunrise and sunset will be an HOUR LATER from tomorrow. The clocks will go back again on Sunday 27 October.After a vote in the European Parliament during the week, we may be set to scrap the twice yearly practice of changing the clocks in the near future.Countries will be given the option of staying with summertime all the time – grand stretches in the evening the year round – or stay on wintertime to avoid very dark winter mornings.The Irish government has yet to indicate which option it will plump for, however.Either way, the clocks most definitely ARE going forward tonight so do make sure to get a good sleep in you have to get up early tomorrow. IT’S THAT TIME of year again. Spring forward, fall back etc.After a week in which much of the country basked in spring sunshine, the nights are going to start getting longer from tomorrow onwards when the clocks go forward tonight.Here’s what you need to know:  Don’t forget! The clocks are going forward this evening We’ll have an hour less in bed going into Sunday morning. last_img read more

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Melbourne and Greece to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice of Mudros

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Over the last four years, Australia has commemorated the various stages of the First World War. This year marks the centenary of the end of the war. While the focus will be on 11 November, as the centenary of the end of the war on the Western Front, we should not forget the impact of the other major armistice of the war – that with the Ottoman Empire.The signing of the Armistice was a momentous event. It brought to a conclusion the First World War across the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire had joined the Central Powers – as the Alliance of Imperial Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire was known – in August 1914, with hostilities commencing with the attack on Russia’s Black Sea ports by Ottoman warships. The war would extend from Egypt to the Caucasus, from the marshes of the Tigris and Euphrates – and to the borders of Greece.The Greek island of Lemnos – as well as Imbros and Tenedos – would play key roles in the tragic Gallipoli campaign in 1915 and the war would spread across Greece’s northern border – known as the Salonika Front. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers from the nations of the Entente Powers would serve in the trenches and battlefields that surrounded Thessaloniki, stretching from Macedonia to Thrace. In May 1918 the Bulgarian defences in northern Macedonia were successfully breeched by the Greek Army at the battle of Skra-di-Legen.Throughout the Middle East, the forces of the Ottoman Empire were in retreat. The fall of Jerusalem was followed by that of Allepo and Damascus – with Australian troops playing an important role in these victories. The surrender of Bulgaria in September brought to an end the front across Macedonia, with the Entente armies now free to advance through eastern Thrace to Constantinople itself. By this stage of the war, the Ottoman Empire was exhausted. This is the context for the Armistice of Mudros.Hundreds of thousands of soldiers had fought across the Ottoman Empire, including tens of thousands of Australians. Australian soldiers had served in the defence of Egypt, the battles across Palestine, Mesopotamia and Syria. They had fought at Gallipoli, served on Lemnos and with British Army units on the Salonika Front. Hundreds of Australian nurses and other medical staff had tended to the sick and wounded of these campaigns.The signing of the Armistice brought all these campaigns to an end. The guns and rifles would fall silent from Damascus to Thrace. Thousands of Allied prisoners of war – some captured during the Gallipoil campaign – would be released and begin their long journey home.The signing of the ArmisticeThe Ottoman Empire delegation arrived at Lemnos in October to begin the negotiations for an armistice. The negotiations took place on the great British warship – HMS Agamemnon. Not only had this mighty warship taken part in the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns, but her very name brought to mind the siege of Troy and the stories of Homer. Witnesses from the time recall that Lemnos’ great Mudros Bay was again full of warships and other naval vessels – as she had been in 1915 when the same waters had played host to the armada sailing for the Gallipoli peninsula. And two of those ships which lay at anchor in Mudros Bay in October 1918 were Australian – HMAS Torrens and HMAS Yarra.Negotiations for the Entente were led by the British Admiral Gough-Calthorpe and the Ottoman Empire by Rauf Bey, the new Minister for Marine and a distinguished naval commander during the war. The negotiations commenced on 27 October, concluding with the signing of the Armistice on 30 October.The terms of the Armistice would see the occupation of strategic points across the Ottoman Empire, including Constantinople, as well as the Gallipoli peninsula. Ottoman forces would be demobilised. Soon a great Allied armada – including Australian warships – was sailing up the Bosphorus to Constantinople. The Hellenic flagship Averof would follow and set anchor in the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli peninsula itself would be occupied by British and French troops.Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Somerset Gough-Calthorpe, Royal Navy, photographed earlier as a flag officer.It is true that the signing of the Armistice did not result in a long lasting peace. The occupation of Constantinople and various zones of the Empire by Entente forces would eventually lead to further conflict, the Asia Minor catastrophe and the exchange of populations between Greece and the new Turkish state.Nonetheless in commemorating the Armistice we commemorate the end of four years of terrible war that wreaked havoc across the world. We acknowledge the service of all those who served on the various fronts across the Ottoman Empire, especially those who died or were wounded and their loved ones at home. We acknowledge the relief that must have been felt by the survivors of the war. We acknowledge the upheavals and sorrows experienced by millions of civilians across the region. And we also acknowledge the important role of Greece in this important part in the story of the First World War.Greece’s Lemnos island had played a key role as the advanced base for the Gallipoli campaign. Hellenic volunteers had fought alongside the Anzac and British troops on the peninsula and the people of Lemnos had shown their hospitality to the tens of thousands of Allied soldiers who had come to their island in 1915. Even the donkey used by Australia’s Private John Simpson at Gallipoli was one of many sourced from Lemnos, with a memorial to both erected in the grounds of the Shrine. And one hundred years ago Lemnos played host to negotiations that would end the war across the Ottoman Empire.The first commemoration It might be pointed out that October is a significant month in the history of Lemnos. Not only was the island joined to Greece in 1912 during that month but Lemnos was liberated from German occupation in October 1944. The Armistice of 1918 should be yet another important date in Lemnos’ commemorative calendar.As far as my research can tell, the Armistice of Mudros has never been commemorated – in Australia or in Greece. Its signing was no doubt over-shadowed by that of 11 November. This year we will correct this commemorative anomaly. And we will do so every year from now on. Please join us in commemorating this important occasion in the Hellenic link to Anzac and the First World War.In coming months, Melbourne and Lemnos will witness the first ever commemorations of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros in 1918, which ended the First World War across the Ottoman Empire.The Melbourne commemorative service has been organised by the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee and will be held at the Sanctuary of Melbourne’s magnificent Shrine of Remembrance on Wednesday 31 October. Master of Ceremonies for the service will be Lee Tarlamis OAM, President of the Committee.Hellenic Navy cruiser Georgios Averof, Piraeus Naval Museum. Photo: Jim ClavenThe service will be held on Wednesday 31 October – 100 years to the day when the Armistice came into effect in 1918. It will commence at 11.45 am and be followed by light refreshments. The service will be preceded by a short presentation by myself in the Shrine’s Education Centre, commencing at 10.30 am. All are welcome to attend both the service and presentation, although bookings are essential for the latter (to make a booking call (03) 9661 8100 or book online at https://www.shrine.org.au/Visit-the-Shrine/Talks-and-Events/Centenary-of-the-Armistice-of-Mudros).A series of commemorative events on the Armistice of Mudros will also be held on Lemnos itself, between 2 and 4 November. Details of each day’s events are yet to be finalised. When confirmed these will be advertised on the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee website: https://lemnosgallipolicc.blogspot.com/* Jim Claven is a trained historian, freelance writer and has been Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee since 2011. He can be contacted at jimclaven@yahoo.com.aulast_img read more

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Unai Emery warns Arsenal ahead of Wolverhampton clash

first_imgOn the eve of Arsenal’s Premier League showdown against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Unai Emery went public to praise his forthcoming opponentThe Gunners’ have been outstanding this season in spite of a bad start, having wrapped up twelve triumphs in the previous fifteen matches across all competitions.The former Sevilla boss is poised to see his side extending an impressive 15-game lossless streak, as they prepare to host the Premier League returnees Wolverhampton.Speaking of their next rivals, Emery hailed Wolves’ talent and discipline, urging his players to keep improving their performance.“They have discipline but also talented players, like at Wolves. I know that each match here is very difficult and we need to prepare so that we can continue to get better to produce a big performance every day,” he told the Birmingham Mail.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s about thinking of the next match after finishing the game in the Europa League. Then what’s very important is the Premier League and to complete our process and our progress to be in the best position.”Emery also showed appreciation for Nuno Espirito Santo, whom he challenged during their spell in the Spanish La Liga.“He’s a good coach with experience.”“Every coach from Portugal, in my experience, is very competitive and they are very organized coaches.”last_img read more

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Business Leader Media Buys South Florida CEO

first_imgNearly a month after South Florida CEO magazine folded dueto financial troubles, Business Leader Media has purchased the ailing magazine,and will rename it South Florida Business Leader.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.With a circulation of 35,000, South Florida CEO had beenlosing ad dollars for several months, and its owners “weren’t doing asintensive a marketing job as they might have,” a media observer toldFlorida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Founded in 1998, the monthly Miami-basedbusiness magazine was purchased in 2004 by the CEO Publishing Group, a privateequity partnership in association with Latin American Communications Partners. North Carolina-based Business Leader Media publishes anumber of national regional business titles including its flagship BusinessLeader magazine. South Florida CEO had a circulation of about 35,000.It isn’t clear when South Florida CEO would relaunch asSouth Florida Business Leader. Business Leader Media executives could notbe immediately reached for comment.last_img read more

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Wilmington Police Promotes Officer Brian Hermann To Sergeant

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Hermann to the position of Sergeant.Sergeant Hermann joined the Wilmington Police Department in 2003. During his tenure as a Wilmington Police Officer, he served not only as a Patrol Officer, but spent several years as the Wilmington High School Resource Officer and as a Traffic Officer. Prior to becoming a full time police officer, Sgt. Hermann spent three years as a Wilmington Public Safety Dispatcher.Chief Begonis stated in an announcement to Department personnel, “I am confident that Sergeant Hermann will fulfill his new role with the utmost professionalism and detail to duty while espousing the Department’s core values of commitment, compassion, and respect.”All of the members of the Wilmington Police Department congratulate Sgt. Hermann on his promotion and wish him well in his new role.Sgt. Brian Hermann(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedJoe Desmond Appointed Permanent Wilmington Police ChiefIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Department Promotes Sgt. Brian Hermann & Welcomes Officer Daryl CeruoloIn “Police Log”Lt. Brian Pupa Named Wilmington Deputy Police ChiefIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Petersburgs tribe uses new machine to make compost in bulk

first_imgBrandon Thynes, Petersburg Indian Association’s Tribal Resource Director, and his assistant, Clifton Gudgel, stand next to the tribe’s new composting machine, which is housed in a portable building at the Petersburg Borough’s baler facility. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)Two things that Petersburg has a lot of are fish and wood. And one thing the local rocky terrain is short on is dirt. But given the right circumstances you can get dirt out of fish and wood. A new business venture by the local tribe, Petersburg Indian Association, has begun to provide the town with locally-made, environmentally friendly compost.Listen nowWalking on the road into the landfill, you pass by piles of automobiles and rubber tires, and eventually come to three large, white portable buildings. This is where the local tribe makes compost. In one of the tents is a large stainless steel machine that’s cylinder in shape sitting on top of a trailer. (It’s called a Nioex Biovator) The tribe paid $15,000 for it and had it shipped in this fall from Manitoba, Canada.Brandon Thynes is the Tribal Resource Director.“We have a load in it right now and it’s been cooking since last Friday,” Thynes said. “You just kind of layer it like lasagna with wood chips and fish waste and wood chips to cover it so it doesn’t smell.”Thynes and his assistant, Clifton Gudgel opened up the lid and he was right; it didn’t smell. It just looks like dark brown wood chips.Petersburg Indian Association’s new composting machine is open on one end showing a batch of wood chips and fish meal being composted. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)“The temperature should get up to 160, 140 [degrees]. It’s pretty crazy to open up your pile and steams just rolling out of it,” Thynes said. “It’s pretty amazing.”Before working for PIA, Thynes used to be a commercial fisherman. He knew there was a lot of fish waste. It gets ground up and dumped into the water in front of town by local processing plants. Now, Thynes gets some of that leftover fish for free. The tribe uses up to 500 pounds a week for composting.“It’s a great year round business for the tribe, helping the environment by not pumping that fish waste into our Narrows,” Thynes said.If there’s a shortage of fish, Thynes said they could always use kelp.The wood they get from scraps around town that would otherwise get burned at the landfill. It’s usually alder because it grows fast and people often want to cut it back. PIA puts it through a wood chipper and its ready for composting. But they won’t just use any scraps. They have to know where it’s from and that it hasn’t come in contact with pesticides or other chemicals.“It’s not labeled organic but it is organic because we don’t add anything to it,” Thynes said.The composting machine is on a timer so it rotates every two hours. It takes about two weeks for the fish and wood to become dirt and then it needs to sit and cure for a month before it can be used.After a batch is done, they’ll filter out any leftover pieces of wood to go into the next batch.“It’s actually like a little starter, kind of like sour dough where the microbes are on these pieces already,” Thynes said. “So, it spreads throughout the compost a lot faster.”Brandon Thynes, Petersburg Indian Association’s Tribal Resource Director, stands next to the tribe’s new stainless steel composting machine. The tribe shipped in the machine from Canada this fall. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)PIA has been making compost for years. In the past, the tribe used an older model composting machine that kept breaking down. Then workers made compost by hand by what’s called static aerated piles. Wood chips and fish were layered in a heap on the ground, which would get aerated and turned occasionally. But the process was lengthy. And when Thynes started working for the tribe a year and a half ago, he wanted to expand. He says they were missing opportunities.“Juneau wanted quite a bunch, like 50 cubic yards and we just couldn’t, I couldn’t make enough to get what they wanted,” Thynes said. “So, it was stuff like that, opportunities to make it a business, and hire some more tribe members so they can have a [full-time], year round job that pays well.”Gudgel, Thynes’ assistant, said he likes having a job where he can work outside.“Getting out there and getting the materials and throwing it all together,” Gudgel said, “and just doing something different rather than standing behind a desk or stocking things on shelves.”Thynes keeps a detailed notebook of batch results, what goes in when and at what temperature. On average, this machine can produce about 40 pounds of compost a day.PIA plans to sell it in 40 pound bags within a few months. It will cost about the same price as imported compost sells for at the store. But Thynes says this stuff will be pure, local product.“You know the big companies that do it, they don’t care what they throw in there, they just throw it in, ‘Throw it in–it’s a nitrogen, throw it in–it’s a carbon,’ and people are just getting a mixed bag of who knows what’s in it but with us, you’ll know what’s in it,” he said.And when it’s done?“It kind of looks just like dirt,” Thynes said, laughing.It’s like a fluffy, “mulchy” dirt.PIA’s composting project is funded by IGAP, the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program.last_img read more

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Thousands flock to Barrio Escalantes La Luz outdoor festival on Sunday

first_img Facebook Comments Barrio Escalante’s food, music and craft beer attracted thousands of people to 33rd Street – known as “La Luz” – and surrounding areas on Sunday for the second edition of the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz.The San José outdoor festival featured 16 restaurants that took their kitchens to the streets, where they offered special menus for the day and delighted diners’ palates for 10 hours straight. Thousands enjoyed the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz in Barrio Escalante in December 2015. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesThe offering was diverse, with options for everyone’s tastes. Luna Roja served classic boquitas, such as as chicasquil burritos, baked and stuffed with cheese; beans; pork rinds; and Salvadoran pupusas. Sofía Mediterráneo honored its heritage with lamb burgers, vegetarian chickpea cakes and baklava.L’Ancora restaurant featured chef Tony D’Alaimo, who cooked a delicious zucchini stuffed with mushroom sauce and penne pasta. Gamba restaurant’s specialty was seafood: fish, skewers and ceviche. Gato Negro’s most popular item was its beignets, a delicious Creole dessert from New Orleans. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesPizzeria Il Volpino ran the gamut from Pizza Margarita to goat cheese pizza with honey and almonds. Vor vegetarians, Verdísimo restaurant had a special “chifrijo” with soy meat.To wash it all down, a wide range of craft beers was offered by the Costa Rican Beer Factory – and several other artisanal breweries – with its own sizable menu to go alongside.The food was extraordinary, and people were delighted, but good eats weren’t the only attraction of the day. Outstanding musicians set the tone, and people sang and danced along. To cap off the night, the great “Harmonica Wizard,” John Carey from New Orleans, played along with Costa Rican Blues Band JR. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesThroughout the day, other attractions along the street included homemade ice cream, jewelry, wine, dancing, parades, and more.For those who couldn’t attend to the festival, don’t worry: You can still visit La Luz whenever you want to try some of the delicious and varied options this unusual street – and Barrio Escalante in general – has to offer. Follow ticotimes.net and the Paseo Gastronómico Facebook page, for news of the next edition of the festival. Related posts:Yoga Day, Father’s Day exhibit and other happenings around Costa Rica ‘Abominable Creatures,’ contemporary dance, and other happenings around Costa Rica Dance Company performance, La Llorona, and other happenings around Costa Rica Delicious eats for your holiday celebrationslast_img read more

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night the school district was informed of a threatening note left on a bathroom wall during a boys’ basketball game The words written lightly in pencil were spread over a couple of walls The writer claimed to have a bomb hated the system and a time around noon was left on another wall but without a day or date Law enforcement was called and did a sweep of the building after the basketball game Nothing out of the ordinary was discoveredBernie Novak Aitkin Public Schools superintendent said as the threat was nonspecific the school leadership consulted with law enforcement and decided to continue with classes Wednesday but include a monitoring police presence at the high school beginning at 6 am It was unknown when the threat was writtenDuring the school’s first period students were gathered for an assembly and informed why law enforcement officers were in the building Novak said it was a good opportunity to remind students to say something is they see something Students came forward after the assembly to say they had seen the writing days earlierNovak said he didn’t feel there was any danger as they didn’t see a credible threat His own son attended high school as usual as did other children of school staff members After the assembly students began emailing or texting parents Novak said he understood some of those messages may have indicated a threat included a gun which wasn’t accurate Some parents arrived to collect their children Other parents dropped their children off only to feel surprised by seeing law enforcement officers there Novak said he realized those issues could have been allieviated by sending messages to parents through an already existing communication systemNovak said many parents were upset He said they wanted to be informed earlier of the threat so they could make a decision whether to send their children to school that day or not"I agree with them" Novak said "That should have been their call"Novak said he should have put a message out to parents through a mass text/email on Tuesday night The last time the school reacted to a threat was about seven years ago Novak said they followed the district’s procedure again this time but it wasn’t updated to include the changes in social media and increase use of cellphones "I didn’t address the social media as I should have" Novak saidAfter the Tuesday night sweep of the buildings Novak said another sweep was conducted Wednesday morning with the custodians"We felt we were taking the proper steps with the law enforcement" Novak said "We didn’t want to panic people either If we felt it was a credible threat we would have closed the school down"About 600 students attend Aitkin High SchoolNovak said some students did go home early Wednesday He said Thursday was a normal day Thursday afternoon Novak was meeting with the administrative team to look at what went right and what went wrongNovak noted law enforcement was called and the district’s crisis management plan followed"That worked very well" Novak said "There was a communication breakdown in getting info out to parents Thank God nothing happened and we read it right in that respect but we realize we did things wrong with our communication"Novak said the experience is giving the district an opportunity to work on areas it needs to address and update"Was it something to panic over absolutely not" Novak saidHe said he wouldn’t have continued with the school day if he thought there was a credible threat or had his own son attend classes"I don’t want anything to happen to my son" Novak said "I followed the police advice"Novak said he thinks there would have been critics if they had closed school as well"I think we did the right thing" he said of continuing with classes and bringing in a police presence "Are we learning from it Absolutely"Novak said he thought they did the best with the information they were working with at the time but noted if parents had received an update that a threatening message was discovered classes would continue as usual and police officers would be at school it would have gone a long way to diminish the issues the district was having nowAs an immediate change Novak said they’ve crafted a statement that can be sent out to parents as soon as possible He said he understands parents who feel the communication system didn’t work "I don’t blame them If you have that tool available to you why aren’t you using it" respectively) than the final moments of that film He said their statements had been compiled and would be passed to security agents to take the appropriate action to arraign them in court this leafy green helps offset the wear and tear of exercise high-fiber dose of vitamins A and C" what do I actually mean Its not fair" why now feels like the time to focus on directing and why shes excited to return to acting in her golden years thats just true eating alone IDEAS Shane Parrish writes Farnam Street The biologist E “The fighters of the Boko Haram sect attacked Gaya 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he later said he intended to “avenge the death of Muslims worldwide” Even in the worldwide jihadist movement the idea of motor vehicle killings circulated long before ISIS erected its empire In 2010 Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula published an article in its propaganda magazine Inspire that called for the use of pickup trucks as a “mowing machine not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah” Then came Nice On July 14 2016 a man drove a cargo truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the seaside French town killing 87 people including the driver The rampage was one of ISIS deadliest attacks in Europe and it stamped vehicular attacks as one of the groups signature tactics ISIS began spotlighting the strategy in its propaganda publishing videos and instructions on how to kill people with trucks "They very systematically went about positioning vehicle attacks as an [ISIS] hallmark" says Charlie Winter a terrorism researcher with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence in London Car and truck killings surged in the year following the Nice attack In December 2016 a driver steered a truck into Berlin’s famed Christmas market killing 12 people In March 2017 an attacker smashed into pedestrians on Londons Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer In April a man rammed a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm killing four people In June three people driving a van ran down pedestrians on London Bridge In August yet another attacker ran down people on an iconic boulevard in Barcelona killing 13 Winter the terrorism analyst said such attacks were the result of improvisation rather than a grand strategy "People are essentially copying what works Its very clearly something that doesnt take much planning and can have a high impact I think its that rather than some kind of organizational ingenuity on [ISIS’] part" he said in a phone interview Cities around the world are bolstering their defenses against car attacks Many are installing “bollards” short yet sturdy posts that can stop a vehicle’s forward movement Urban designers meanwhile are increasingly thinking about other ways to keep public spaces safe Such moves are becoming increasingly urgent as extremist groups across the political spectrum appear to be adopting car attacks as a murder tactic In June a British man plowed a van into pedestrians near London’s Finsbury Park Mosque wounding eight people Witnesses reportedly heard the driver shouting "I want to kill Muslims" In August a man drove a car into a crowd of demonstrators in Charlottesville Virginia who had gathered to denounce a white supremacist rally; one woman was killed "This has seemingly become the new modus operandi of all violent groups and Im sure it will continue moving forward" said Watts Contact us at editors@timecomFormer Texas Governor Rick Perry said Sunday that he still opposes openly gay leaders in the Boy Scouts of America even as the organization has moved to change a policy that banned such leaders “I believe that Scouting would be better off if they didnt have openly gay Scoutmasters” the GOP presidential candidate said on Meet the Press Sunday The Boy Scouts changed a policy banning gay scouts in 2013 After taking the helm of the organization last year former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called for the organization to drop the ban on gay leaders as well Earlier this month the Boy Scouts executive committee voted to do just that Perry who wrote a book about the Boy Scouts last year isn’t the only GOP presidential candidate to support the ban In a statement earlier in the week Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker said the BSA should keep the ban on openly gay leaders but in an interview with CNN he backtracked “I thought the policy was just fine I’m saying when I was in Scouts it was fine You’re asking what should the policy be going forward It should be left up to the leaders of the Scouts” he said Both Walker and Perry are Eagle Scouts and cite their achievement in campaign materials Read Next: Rick Perry Cites His Eagle Scout Rank on Campaign Trail Write to Justin Worland at justinworland@timecom PTI The Mayawati-led party won three wards,爱上海Jaren, in 2017. but it’s earned more than 1. whether it be food waste from supermarkets or abattoir waste from industrial slaughterhouses, member states–even though some Leave supporters told voters they could have it all. telecom and media markets. 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