10/01/2017 Reporting Scotland


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The Coastguard's search and rescue helicopters in Scotland were due

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back in service tonight after safety checks were ordered on their tail

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All Sikorsky 92 aircraft - including those working offshore -

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Every S92 helicopter around the world spent most

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Sikorsky, the manufacturer, issued an alert this morning over

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concerns about the aircraft's tail rotor following an incident

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in the North Sea last month when an S92 experienced a technical

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fault as it was coming in to land on the West Franklin Platform.

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Nobody was injured but it left significant gouge marks on the deck.

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Operators today were told to carry out immediate safety checks,

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taking up to 11 hours per helicopter, before

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It will cause concern given the history of helicopters.

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I think the delays must be accepted for what they are -

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a precautionary measure to ensure it is safe for the guys.

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I'd rather put up with a delay than be forced

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We've got to make sure the aircraft are safe and get people home safe.

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Oil and Gas UK cannot say how many workers have been affected

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by the delays today but have described the restrictions

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as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the workforce.

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There's confusion tonight over Labour's position

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In a speech this afternoon, the UK leader Jeremy Corbyn said

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Labour is not wedded to the principle of free movement

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However, Labour's deputy leader in Scotland says freedom

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Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has been

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It's the first day back after the break at Holyrood.

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The coffee counter is doing a roaring trade as people look

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Jeremy Corbyn is looking for a boost too in 2017.

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He attempted a Labour leadership relaunch

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of movement, a hardening his stance on immigration, hoping to appeal

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But this morning, no new restrictions on immigrants.

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Ending exploitation of migrant workers.

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Ending undercutting of existing paying conditions And enforcing

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what is known as the Posting of Workers Directive.

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But at the speech in Peterborough, there was a caveat.

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We are not wedded to free movement of the EU as a point of principle

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but I don't want to be misinterpreted, nor

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So, not wedded to and not ruling it out.

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And then when asked about work visas for EU citizens...

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Jeremy Corbyn may have been hoping to make clear his stance

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today on Brexit, but, as you've seen, after a day

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of speech-making and interviews, perhaps there needs to be

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Scottish Labour were launching their own local government

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They set out their position on freedom of movement.

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We believe the free movement of labour in Scotland

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is good for Scotland, but we understand people's concerns

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when they cannot get a house and when they cannot get

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appointments at their local hospital or their local GP.

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But the answer to that is not to blame free movement of people,

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Opponents seized on the possible contradiction.

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Jeremy Corbyn appears to be disagreeing with himself.

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He billed a major speech about his view of the EU

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and against freedom of movement, he is now saying he is not sure

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whether he is in favour of it or not but he is in favour

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You cannot be in the single market without accepting

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Back at the coffee shop, maybe Mr Corbyn is trying

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to have his cake and eat it, wanting to mix it up on immigration

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Andrew Kerr, Reporting Scotland, Holyrood.

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Independence campaigners, who were evicted from a camp outside

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the Scottish Parliament, have been refused permission

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to appeal the case to the UK Supreme Court.

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The IndyCamp group spent almost a year outside Holyrood before

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Their bid to appeal the order in the Supreme Court has been thrown

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They now say they will submit a written plea, directly

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The Jim Clark Rally in the Borders will not go ahead this year.

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It has been suspended until the completion of a fatal

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accident inquiry into the deaths of three people at the event in May

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2014, when a rally car spun off the course.

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Organisers say they are "demoralised" by a ruling not

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to give a permit for the event due to insurer's concerns.

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Household water charges in Scotland are set to rise

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by an average of ?6 a year, but will remain among

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Scottish Water said an increase in household charges

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was being limited to 1.6% for all council tax bands.

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This means the average charge for this year and next will be ?357.

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It's been just over a week since the first families

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received their baby boxes - the scheme where new parents receive

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a package of essential items from the Scottish Government.

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The initiative is costing ?6 million, but critics believe

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Our reporter David Deldy has been finding out

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what parents think in Orkney, which is one of the pilot

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Little over a week old but already with plenty possessions.

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This baby and parents are the first to benefit from a baby box.

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We've got clothes in all sizes, newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9.

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Over 50 items are included, from clothes to nappies and much more.

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We've got books, we've got a play mat.

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When he's teething as well. Bath stuff.

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And Alicia who is three and a half still loves a good toy in the bath.

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When this stuff has been cleared out of the box one of the main ideas

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But is that something parents in Orkney have been making use of?

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For this baby, it is a no, but it is a different

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The parents said the box itself has been handy

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For first-time mums there is a lot of things they will need but this

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If they were giving it to parents that already had children

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they would need to have a scheme that you could return

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It is estimated it will cost ?6 million a year to run the scheme.

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The Government say it will give every child and equal start

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but critics claim there are many parents who do not need

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I would like to see the money targeted at those most in need.

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I understand the problem with stigmatising certain families

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but we need to be more imaginative as to how we deal with that,

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can we look at ways where accessing some kind of extra support doesn't

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involve lots of difficult form filling or being interrogated?

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It is for the child, not for the mums and dads,

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Aldi is opening six more stores in Scotland over the next year.

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The discount supermarket has plans for new shops

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in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as Dumfries and Montrose.

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The retailer says it will also continue to grow its range

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An amateur sailor who grew up in Scotland has been awarded

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the Yachting Journalists' Yachtsman of the Year award.

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It comes after he rescued five crew from a stricken vessel

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28-year-old Gavin Reid was taking part in a Round-the-World Yacht Race

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Despite having no previous sailing experience, and being deaf,

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he swam to help rescue four crew from the vessel and a fifth

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who had been trapped in the rigging for nine hours.

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The Glasgow Rocks basketball team has reached the final

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of the British Cup - they play arch-rivals Newcastle

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But as well as excelling on the court, the Rocks play

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a valuable part off the court too, helping young people to lead

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Getting ready for one of the biggest games of the season.

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But when the day job is over, Glasgow Rocks mentor school children

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and vulnerable young people in themes which can be life-saving.

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We will be here talking to you guys about healthy eating,

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staying away from smoking and drinking, in order to become

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a good athlete and also bouncing back from bad

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It can be school, home, sport, I will talk about anything.

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Making a mistake is a bad thing - true or false?

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The Rocks head coach places great value on his players'

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Because you learn from your mistakes.

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I think with the amount of time our professional

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athletes have in a day, things like that put them

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in positions to be role models for these young kids.

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I think if you do that, that keeps them going in the right direction

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One of the most important things the Rocks said to me

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If you drink you can't do a lot of sports.

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They tell us not to give up and some things are hard,

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you pick yourself up and bounce back.

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We come in here with 100% effort and mentality.

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We come here to have a positive change on what is going

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on and the kids react to us in such a way

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Them feeling that, you know strongly about us, thatst poive way,

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I think that's the light we want to shone.

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The Rocks will look for more medals in Sunday's BBL Cup final.

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Time for the weather. Thank you. We are in the midst of

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winter. Turning wet and windy at times. There will be some cold are

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coming down from the Canadian Arctic which will double as a bitingly cold

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spell of weather. The strengthening wind and there is a Met Office

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yellow warning in force. Tonight the wind is of concern, could be severe

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gales in some places. Possible disruption on ferries and bridges

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tomorrow morning. But the winds, a disruption on ferries and bridges

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number of squally showers and they will last for most of the day. At

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this point, anything wintry is likely over the mountains. For most,

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any of those showers will be offering. It will be a windy

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morning, temperatures at eight o'clock around 4 degrees or 5

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degrees at best, feeling colder in the wind. Through the course of the

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model, it remains windy and showery, there will be some sunshine at

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times, the drives and write spot is the likes of Aberdeen, Dundee or

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East Lothian. Across the UK as a whole, South of the border, pure

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East Lothian. Across the UK as a showers, lighter winds, milder, ten

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or 11 cells is for central and Southern parts, but for parts of

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Northern Ireland, Wales and the North of England, windy with

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showers. That is when they cold era begins to bite. As a head through

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awards Wednesday evening, those showers, increasingly windy and some

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small at low levels. Treacherous conditions on higher road routes but

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expect some small at lower levels at times. Because of the showers,

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difficult moral where they will happen and with the winds, could be

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potential blizzards at times. Firstly, been in the South, edging

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northwards. Affecting parts of Central England. We are still under

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those wintry windy conditions. Another windy day on Thursday,

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showers again will be of snow for some. Before the least, it will be

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dry. It will be very cold for all of us. That is the forecast, for now.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.

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But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

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