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Valerie Gotten

Valerie G, editor at CANW
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

PitBullTax Software Integrates with Major Tech Companies to Further Dominate The IRS Tax Resolution Industry

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., July 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PitBullTax Software, the Nation's Leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys has announced the release of Version 7.0. PitBullTax Software has licensees in all 50 states that rely on their software to prepare their clients' IRS resolution cases.

Click n’ Close Promotes Daniel Forshey and Sady Mauldin to C-Suite

ADDISON, Texas, July 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, is pleased to announce the company has promoted Daniel Forshey to Chief Operating Officer and Sady Mauldin to Chief Compliance Officer.

‘Revenge Never Sleeps’ – Is Anyone Safe? Master Thriller Writer Releases Cat and Mouse Revenge Story

PERTH, Western Australia, July 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A psychologically complex villain faces off against a tenacious FBI agent in "Once is Never Enough: Revenge Never Sleeps" (ISBN: 978-0228879206; paper; Tellwell Talent), the latest globe-trotting thriller by author Dr. Monique Gliozzi.

ZKTeco USA collaborates with IMRON Corporation and Z9 Security to launch Atlas access control panels integrated with UnityIS software

ATLANTA, Ga., July 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ZKTeco USA announced today that IMRON Corporation has fully integrated its Atlas access control panels with the UnityIS software platform, certified as z9/op=n by Z9 Security. With this integration, UnityIS customers now have a vast portfolio of access control panels to choose from.

HousingWire identifies Sales Boomerang’s Richard Grieser as a Marketing Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today announced that Richard Grieser, vice president of marketing, was named to the prestigious 2022 HW Marketing Leaders List. This award, presented by HousingWire magazine, is presented to marketing leaders driving outsized business performance in the mortgage and real estate industries.

FormFree announces support for new Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor enhancement aimed at expanding sustainable homeownership for renters

ATHENS, Ga., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® announced that mortgage lenders using AccountChek® verification of asset (VOA) reports in conjunction with a Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® (LPA℠) solution will soon benefit from an enhancement that takes loan applicants' 12-month on-time rent payment history into consideration when assessing eligibility for qualified first-time homebuyers.

U.S. News & World Report Names The Welstone At Mission Crossing a Best Senior Living Award Winner

MISSION, Kansas, June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Active Independent Living community The Welstone At Mission Crossing earned a top honor in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Independent Living category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Southport a Best Senior Living Award Winner

SOUTHPORT, N.C., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Senior living community TerraBella Southport earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Assisted Living category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Northridge a Best Senior Living Award Winner

RALEIGH, N.C., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Senior living community TerraBella Northridge earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Memory Care category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

Bans Off Our Bodies Florida announces Independence Day Boycott from Roe v Wade Decision

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Local and national pro-choice groups have declared that since women are rapidly losing the freedom to control their own bodies, Independence Day has struck a new chord this year... with a spending strike. Bans Off Our Bodies in Florida is calling for a complete strike of all retail goods from July 2 until the completion of July 4, 2022.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Lake Norman a Best Senior Living Award Winner

MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Senior living community TerraBella Lake Norman earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Memory Care category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

ACI Board of Trustees Appoints April Arnold as ACI Executive Director

CHICAGO, Ill., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Trustees of Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) appointed April Arnold, CFRE, as ACI executive director, succeeding Mick Weltman, who will retire after leading the organization for nearly eight years. Arnold brings substantial experience as a leader and fundraiser in higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. She begins her leadership role with ACI July 5.

Don’s Auto Repair Commemorates 80 Years of Serving Local Families with Official ‘Don’s Auto Repair Day’ In Blue Ash, Ohio

BLUE ASH, Ohio, June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEEWSWIRE) -- Don's Auto Repair is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1942, with the official declaration of "Don's Auto Repair Day" in Blue Ash, Ohio from the city's very own Mayor Marc Sirkin. In celebration of this achievement, Don's Auto Repair has taken a day of celebration to reflect on their loyal clients, amazing community, dedicated employees, and their future growth opportunities.

iEmergent appoints Megan Horn as Chief Marketing Officer

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced the appointment of Megan Horn as chief marketing officer (CMO). In this role, Horn will oversee marketing, public relations, brand management and customer experience for the growing company.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Spartanburg a Best Senior Living Award Winner

SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Senior living community TerraBella Spartanburg earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Memory Care category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

Walmart Names Siani Probiotic Body Care as Finalist for 2022 Open Call Event: A Golden Opportunity for Small Business Growth

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Walmart selected Siani Probiotic Body Care as one of 1,200 finalists from 13,000 applications for its ninth annual Open Call event. Walmart's initiative focuses on increasing jobs in America by supporting products made, grown, or assembled in the USA.

The Obsidian WROTE Collection and Black Writers Workspace Launch Writing Competition for Black Creators

CHICAGO, Ill., June 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, and screenwriters now have a place to showcase their work, find writing jobs, win cash prizes, and collaborate with peers. The Black Writers Collaborative, a new literary competition designed to empower writers with a flair for crafting culture-infused works of art, is the latest brainchild of The Obsidian WROTE Collection, and the Black Writers Workspace.

Move For Hunger and SML Relocation Renew Partnership to Fight Food Waste and Hunger Across the United States

NEPTUNE, N.J., June 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simple Moving Labor Relocation (SML), a nationwide moving service company, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, have renewed their partnership for the 5th time to continue their fight against hunger and food waste throughout the United States.

Dining Out Jersey’s 2nd Annual Foodie Expo Features North Jersey’s Best Restaurants, Gourmet Food Shops and More

PARAMUS, N.J., June 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dining Out Media LLC will be hosting the 2nd Annual Dining Out Jersey Foodie Expo on Thursday July 14, 2022 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, New Jersey. The event will feature North Jersey's best restaurants, gourmet food shops, BBQ, craft beer, wine, and spirits, as well as celebrity guests, music, and other food-related vendors.

Ruoff Mortgage Selects ACES Quality Management & Control to Improve Loan Quality Enterprise-wide Across Multiple Product Lines

DENVER, Colo., June 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that Ruoff Mortgage Company, Inc. (Ruoff Mortgage), a full-service residential mortgage lender, has selected its flagship audit platform ACES Quality Management & Control® Software to support the company's origination and servicing quality control (QC) audits.

FMTC Safety Continues Expansion with On-Site Training & Instruction Acquisition

HOUMA, La., June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FMTC Safety is continuing its global expansion in the Offshore, Wind, Maritime, and Industry sectors by acquiring Houma-based On-Site Training & Instruction. With this acquisition, the Houma location now offers certified OPITO training, a safety training for Oil, Gas, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workers.

Utah Youth Soccer Partners with Stack Sports and CaptainU To Increase Opportunities For Athletes

PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Utah Youth Soccer - originated in 1978, and is the authorized state youth soccer association of Utah and is affiliated with the U.S. Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, and the U.S. Olympic Committee - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

Klingenstein Fields Advisors Opens New Office and Adds Senior Business Development and Advisory Resource

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors) is excited to announce the opening of an office in West Palm Beach to serve the south Florida market. The establishment of a physical presence in south Florida demonstrates the firm's long-standing commitment to the market and provides a home base from which to operate.

LegalStream, LLC Launches The Largest Online Directory Of Personal Injury Attorneys and Healthcare Providers In America

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First established in 2019, LegalStream, a U.S. based SaaS company, today announced their brand new APP to help streamline your personal injury case, and they did it right here in San Antonio, Texas. LegalStream has stepped up, filled the communication gap plaguing the personal injury business, and has developed an online directory of the largest networks of personal injury attorneys and healthcare providers across the nation.

Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach Merge, Appoint Richard Harris as CEO

OWINGS MILLS, Md., and IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, and Mortgage Coach, a platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive home loan presentations, today announced their merger and the appointment of SaaS executive Richard Harris as CEO.

KYield and Praxis form Strategic Alliance to Convert Oil & Gas Platforms for Offshore Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Production

RIO RANCHO, N.M. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KYield, Inc. announced today a strategic alliance with Praxis Drilling and Completion, LLC, for the purpose of converting offshore oil and gas platforms to sustainable food and energy production. The KOS is a data-centric AI OS with embedded governance, security, prevention, and automation.

Business and Economic Empowerment Leader Dr. Velma Trayham Announced as Keynote Speaker for Takeaway Tax Business Conference in Houston, TX

HOUSTON, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Highlighting the power of entrepreneurship to change the world and end poverty, award-winning B2B/diversity consultant and leader Dr. Velma Trayham (CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group) has been announced as the keynote speaker for TakeAway Tax's upcoming Tax Business Conference in Houston on Aug. 4.

Southwestern Investment Group Named a Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee for Third Consecutive Year

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, today announced it was once again named to The Tennessean's 2022 list of Top Workplaces in Middle Tennessee. The firm was also honored as a Top Workplace in the Tennessean's 2020 and 2021 lists.

Ryan Lott of Son Lux Unveils His Secrets for Making Evocative Music with Unplaceable Sounds

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Online music school Soundfly has joined forces with Son Lux founder and bandleader, Ryan Lott, to release a new, in-depth course exploring Lott's unique approach to making emotionally compelling music by starting with custom-built digital instruments. "Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments" is available today as part of Soundly's subscription library of creative music courses.

Mid America Mortgage rebrands to Click n’ Close

ADDISON, Texas, June 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) today announced it has rebranded as Click n' Close following the sale of the majority of its retail lending operations to Houston-based Legend Lending. Click n' Close will retain retail operations related to its reverse mortgage and Native American lending business and focus on delivering innovative down payment assistance (DPA) and adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) products through its third-party originator (TPO) channels.

A New Plus-size Dating App – PlusCupid Got 500,000+ Downloads in App Store Within 3 Months

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PlusCupid is a new dating app designed for plus-size people that launched 3 months ago. Nonetheless, it got more than 500,000 downloads on the United States App Store after its first release. Why can a dating app for plus-size singles to chat and date grow so fast? Perhaps because of these days, more and more plus-size people expect to have more opportunities to show their beauty and find their circle, friends, and partners.

Galantines Day Gala Celebrates Success and Preps for National Growth: Sherri J. White Brings Together Women to Innovate and Inspire

ATLANTA, Ga., June 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Inspired by remarkable women business leaders and innovators, entrepreneur Sherri J. White launched the Galentines Day Gala in 2021 to award and celebrate standout women across industries and professions. After witnessing nearly 50 percent year-over-year growth in 2022, Thinkzilla Consulting Group is announcing Women in Business nominations are now open for the 2023 Houston event.

Seattle Plumbing Company Commits to Transparency and Customer Peace of Mind

SEATTLE, Wash., June 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Amid stories of plumbing contractors without the proper licensing doing subpar work, or even scamming customers, Trusted Plumbing & Heating in the Seattle area is more committed than ever to transparency, due diligence and customer care.

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV Series is Casting 10 Lucky Homeowners for an Eco-Friendly Yard Makeover

LAKE MARY, Fla., June 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The television series, "Flip My Florida Yard" - with a 10-episode season of half-hour programs - aims to teach homeowners how to "flip" their yard from ordinary to extraordinary by employing natural, Florida-specific, water-conserving landscaping principles. Created by Crawford Entertainment in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida IFAS Extension.
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EPIC Announces Strategic Hires in Northeast, Poises Firm for Regional Growth in Pennsylvania

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has hired a team of producers to support regional expansion in Pennsylvania.

Mazza Recycling Hosts First Annual Truck Pull with Move For Hunger, Providing 50,000 Meals to Those in Need

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., June 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mazza Recycling, an award-winning, family-owned and operated company specializing in waste & recycling services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, teamed up to host their first annual truck pull on June 4, 2022 to raise awareness of hunger and how it impacts New Jersey's communities.

Blaylock Van Partners with Seaport Global to Expand Market Reach

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blaylock Van, LLC, the nation's longest continuously operating Black-owned investment firm, recently entered into a strategic partnership with Seaport Global, an independent institutional sales and trading powerhouse known for its broad global reach to institutional investors. As part of the agreement, Seaport Global recently purchased a minority stake in Blaylock Van.

Ari Rastegar and His Childhood Friends Go from Selling Baseball Cards to Cutting Multi-Million-Dollar Deals

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What do you get when you combine two old friends and a younger brother? It may sound like the start to a bad joke, but these real estate powerhouses are not playing. Ari Rastegar, founder and CEO, Rastegar Property Company; Dustin Mehaffey and Major Miller of American Realty Consultants; and Nic Costello, real estate broker, and Rastegar's younger brother, have joined forces to make real estate deals that are turning heads.

‘Besos de plastico’ Documentary is a Doctor Alert About Botched Faces From Illegal Injections

MADRID, Spain, June 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As an amateur social project of the famous Dominican plastic surgeon, Luis Lopez Tallaj MD, trained in Brazil 20 years ago, has released recently on YouTube, the dramatic documentary "Besos de plástico" (Plastic Kisses). It is already available on his YouTube channel Lopeztallaj, this Hispanic or Latin project with closed captions in English, French and Portuguese is a warning to the global population of the risks taken with biopolymers injections.

Nutrition Company PlantBaby Raises $4 Million Seed Round with Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA, Among Others

KAUAI, Hawaii, June 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PlantBaby, the innovative nutrition company developing a portfolio of the purest plant-based products to support the nutritional journey from infancy into adulthood, announces its $4 million Seed funding round, led by Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA.

Mobile Truck Mounted Medical POD to Aid Sick and Wounded Ukrainian Civilians Hand Off Event to United Help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Engineering Inc. (PEI) has joined forces with United Help Ukraine (UHU), Gaithersburg, MD to take a small, but critical step to provide much-needed care to Kharkiv's sick and wounded. PEI is honored to make a contribution to UHU by donating a truck-mounted Rapid On Demand - Portable Medical Platform (ROD-PMP™) to provide emergency medical assistance in Ukraine.

How to Locate Duplicate Files on Mac: PassFab Duplicate File Deleter

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mac Users from around the world face a common problem of having duplicate files accumulated in their computer over the period of time without even realizing their presence. These duplicate files not only consume a lot of space on the Mac hard drive, but also become annoyingly difficult to manage and organize. A lot of Mac users search for how to find duplicate files on Mac but they are unable to find the answer until now.

Mid America Mortgage Now Offers eNotes to Non-Delegated Correspondents through its Wholesale Channel

ADDISON, Texas, June 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it is offering eNotes capabilities via its wholesale channel to enable non-delegated correspondents to operate more efficiently and competitively as they make the transition from mortgage broker to banker. Through this program, third-party originators (TPOs) can deliver the convenience digital closings provide to their customers and enhance relationships with their existing real estate and title partners amidst an otherwise challenging operating environment.

Kiosk Association June 2022: ADA for Self-Service and EV Charging Stations

​DENVER, Colo., June 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Self-Service Kiosks Digital Signage EV Charging News: This month we've launched a new clearinghouse for EV Charging Stations. EV charging infrastructure now has significant funding from the NEVI Infrastructure Act.

Rackley Roofing to Sponsor Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rackley Roofing is the title sponsor for the Rackley Roofing 200. This NASCAR race is scheduled to be held on June 24, 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT) at the Nashville Superspeedway, the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR. Their driver, Matt DiBenedetto, will compete in the #25 Rackley WAR truck - a Chevy.

HitPaw Video Converter V2.4.0 Brings a Big Update to Convert, Download, and Edit

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HitPaw, a company aiming to develop the best digital creation solution, has updated the major features for HitPaw Video Converter, which is the 3-in-1 video tool software that allows users to Convert, Download, and Edit videos in the most efficient way. In the latest version, HitPaw Video brings the YouTube playlist download, Apple Music download, and TikTok download without watermark.

Screenshot Translator Allows You to One-Click Translate Image On Screen: PDNob Image Translator

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --- Users found the latest version of PDNob Image Translator extremely useful, especially with its ability to translate image on screen. It is expected that more people who use their computers for work, research, and other activities will welcome the screen translator. It effectively negates frustration when users are faced with foreign languages images that need to be translated.

ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New A/C to Military Veteran for the 3rd Annual Giveaway

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine, June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

Glam Scrubwear Partners with KARE to Support National Healthcare Workers

ATLANTA, Ga., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bringing more glam and purpose to those who need it the most, Glam Scrubwear is partnering with KARE, a labor marketplace that connects qualified caregivers and nurses with senior care facilities, to offer discounted and trendy healthcare uniforms to caregivers, better known as KARE Heroes, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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