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‘Painkiller pills turned me gay’ claims man who ditched his girlfriend after breaking his foot


 

Scott Purdy, 23, described himself as a hot-blooded heterosexual who enjoyed dating women before he started taking painkiller Pregabalin

From: UK Mirror

A 23-year-old man has claimed that painkillers he took after a go-karting accident unexpectedly turned him gay.

Scott Purdy, 23, described himself as a hot-blooded heterosexual who enjoyed dating women before he started taking painkiller Pregabalin, also known as Lyrica.

He believes the drug caused him to lose his sexual attraction to women and prompted him to dump his girlfriend because he realised he was attracted to men.

Scott was prescribed the drug after breaking his foot earlier this year.

He said: “I noticed my libido for women had gone and I was wanting male attention.

Scott was prescribed the painkillers after he broke his foot earlier this year (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)
Lyrica is manufactured by Pfizer – the pharmaceutical giant which also makes Viagra used to treat sexual dysfunction in both men and women (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)

“I was with a girlfriend I had been with for around six months. I had never been interested in men. When I was younger I was a little bit curious but…

“A couple of weeks after I started taking it I turned around and said I didn’t find her physically attractive anymore. She knew I was taking Pregabalin.

“I said to her, ‘I don’t really know what’s happening to me and I told her I like men and I just can’t be with you.’

“She was relatively understanding, as understanding as you could possibly be.”

Pregabalin or Lyrica is a medication used to treat epilepsy, pain associated with the brain, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Its documented side effects include loss of libido and mood swings.

Scott Purdy with ex-girlfriend Sarah in February this year (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)

Scott added: “I just think people should know about this.

“If anyone gets prescribed this in the future, I think they should know what this medication can do.

“It took me a while to realise what it was. I stopped taking it for a few weeks and that desire for men just left.”

“But I’m on it now; I’m very happy. I want to keep on taking it because it makes me feel happy about my sexuality. It’s made me feel very open. It’s liberating.

“Pregabalin is also used to control paranoia and anxiety. It’s made me so open and not bothered what people think or say.

“I had been taking it for a few weeks and I have come to the realisation that when I take it I want males.

Scott said he was a hot-blooded heterosexual before painkillers turned him gay (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)

“It did come as a shock to people. I posted it on Facebook . I didn’t tell them the reason why but I just said to them, ‘I’m open; I’m gay.’

“Currently I’m talking to this lad on Plenty of Fish and in a couple of weeks I’m going up to see him. He’s in London.

“It’s really what I’m craving right now. I want to be with him right now.”

Scott had been taking Codeine until January this year, but has been experiencing negative side-effects, so his GP prescribed him Pregabalin.

He says that it was only after taking Pregabalin that his sexual preferences changed.

Scott split with his girlfriend after discovering he was attracted to men (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)

He said: “I feel if this has happened to other people and I’m not the only one I would be outraged but in a sense not be because if I had known this was a side effect before I would not have taken them but now I’m happy.

“I’m not angry because it’s made me who I am.”

Scott is unemployed and currently lives with his housemate in Louth, Lincs.

Lyrica is manufactured by Pfizer – the pharmaceutical giant which also makes Viagra used to treat sexual dysfunction in men.

A spokeswoman for Pfizer said: “When prescribed and administered appropriately as per the approved label, Lyrica® (pregabalin) is an important and effective treatment option for many people living with chronic neuropathic pain, generalised anxiety disorder and epilepsy.

Scott with former girlfriend Sarah earlier this year (Image: SWNS- Cambridge)

“The clinical effectiveness of this medicine has been demonstrated in a large number of robust clinical trials among thousands of patients living with these conditions. To date, the worldwide exposure to pregabalin is an estimated 34 million patient years.

 

“If you are taking a medicine and experience any unexpected side effects, we recommend that you immediately report these to your doctor or to another healthcare professional, such as a nurse or carer.

“The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) can also be contacted through its Yellow Card reporting system (https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/).

“Patient safety is, and will always be, Pfizer’s utmost priority. We work with regulatory authorities around the world to continuously evaluate and monitor safety for each and every Pfizer medicine through ongoing clinical research, analysis and surveillance.”

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta S10 Reunion Pt 2 A-G-O-N-Y! Waiting for Kim


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Lawd have mercy, Lawd have mercy, LAWD HAVE MUR-CEE!!   This effing rapegate may FINALLY BE OVAH!  Between Kandi and Porsha.  I think after one apologies this one my have stuck.

Speaking of stuck, Bravo has stuck us with this lame reunion.  They are holding some of us captive, until next week when we finally see Nene and Wig go at it…  And fuck! (yeah I said it) it better be Epic!

This reunion much like this season has been much to do about Nothing.  Speaking of nothing why is Marlo still here?   Marlo doesn’t appreciate, Kenya calling her a HO. (not a garden tool)   When Andy, (who I might add is keeping this reunion afloat with his own shade) ask Marlo how does she make her money?   She tells Andy, she dated a billionaire. Who is not Ted Turner.   The billionaire, bought her home and her mothers home and her Aston Martin.     And she has a LLC ” Simply Marlo”.    Kenya!  “We see each other”

 

Andy asked Nene about her epic breakdown in Oakland. (Telling a heckler-she hoped she would get raped by a  Uber driver)   Nene seemed sincerely sorry.  Sheree was offended. Next.

Eva, came out  having contractions. (Dr Jackie is on call)  She and Cynthia had a few moments regarding Will.  Was he seeing someone the same time as he was seeing Cynthia?  Of course this is one more example of this stupid season.  Cynthia and Will weren’t anything to each other, so WHO CARES IF HE WAS DATING ANOTHER WOMEN!!!!!

Cynthia has moved on and is seeing someone else. Shady Andy suggested that Cynthia explore her clear attraction to women.

7 Minutes

Bravo played us!

It was all a tease. The sit down with Wig (Kim to her friends) was saved for the last few minutes of last night’s episode.

Nene’s back was erect. She came out looking good in a red dress and her red solo cup (Houston is there a problem?)

Andy, an equal opportunity shade master asked her “What the end game on the lip”  (This destroyed twitter)

They began with the Elephant Room . Where Kim told Cynthia to be quiet and look pretty.  Kim says she never suggested that Cynthia is lucky she’s beautiful because she’s not capable of much else.   The Receipts says your a lier.  The footage shows  Kim saying that Cynthia is lucky she’s beautiful because she’s not capable of much else.

Another dig from Andy:  He  compares Kim’s pivoting tendencies to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Then Kim asks, “Who the hell is that?”

A moment with Dr CityFella:  I’ve always suspected Nene rage towards Kim is love. Outside of Sheree, Nene has known Kim more than 10 years.   It was Nene who suggested  Kim come on to the show. and Unlike Sheree, these two had a genuine friendship.  Nene said, she saw Kim at the mall and she believes Kim saw her and didn’t acknowledge her.  The Elephant room was another attempt to patch the hole in there friendship. 

Kim, insist she never say Nene at the mall. or took a photo of her car in the handicapped  Then we see the footage of her doing what she said she didn’t do.   Bleep, Bleep, Bleep,

Meanwhile

Southern Charm “New Orleans” Premiered after the Housewives has promise.   The Real Housewives of the Potomac, looks good this season.   Beverly Hills has one more episode before the Reunion and its about to go down at the Hampton’s in New York (read my review)   Bravo is going to have overhaul Atlanta, we deserve better.!

CityFella

 

Robotics to take-over doctors in the UAE?


 

Artificial intelligence can achieve what man cannot achieve, in various aspects in the medical field.

More hospital in the UAE are now turning to robotic surgery to perform some of the most complex and dynamic procedures. But will advanced artificial intelligence in the medical field soon replace the hands of real-life doctors in the country?

“Robotic surgeries have more control over the precision of the incision, minimal blood loss, less risk of infection, faster recovery and less pain for the patient,” said Dr Shabeer Nellikode, Managing Director, Universal Hospital.

He told Khaleej Times that artificial intelligence can achieve what man cannot achieve, in various aspects in the medical field.

Dr Nellikode said that Universal Hospital was one of the first to use robotic pharmacy dispensing back in 2012, which allows error-free drug count – something that a human may not always be guaranteed to do ever-so precisely.

Moreover, the hospital is also launching a child-sized robot this year, which Dr Nellikode said will immensely help children with autism.

“There are a lot of children with autism spectrum disorder in the UAE. The child-sized humanised robot will be able to play with children with autism and support them.”

He pointed out that autistic children will interact and feel closer to the robot than with humans, because the robot will carry similar characteristics to them.

“The children will be interacting with ‘people’ who do not have a taboo to play with them.”

Dr Nellikode stressed that although artificial intelligence and robotics are taking center stage in the medical field, they will not necessarily replace doctors.

“But a doctor who is using artificial intelligence and robotics will definitely replace a doctor that doesn’t use them,” he added.

He said he is looking forward to more forward-thinking softwares that can help save human lives.

“The top causes of death in most countries are cancer, nerve related illnesses and cardiovascular diseases.”

However, he said that there is a clinical research conducted on artificial intelligence, which may help save millions of lives in the future.

“We will soon have a robot detecting hypertension, by simply looking at the eye of the patient.”

Moreover, he added that every year, millions of monograms are being done in the UAE, and to analyse, archive, evaluate and come up with a conclusion is impossible for a human, which is why artificial intelligence is necessary.

“A human interface is simply not strong enough to save data, with so much precision and error-free conclusion.”

Growing AI in UAE hospitals

Dr Jorge Guzman, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, told Khaleej Times that since its opening in 2015, the hospital has so far conducted a whopping 148 robotic cases.

In March this year, surgeons performed the UAE’s first robotic hysterectomy surgery, allowing the patient to be up and walking, just hours after surgery.

Dr Guzman said that the rise of robotics and connected devices has allowed doctors to treat diseases more effectively and monitor people’s health both in and out of the hospital.

He pointed out that healthcare technology continues to develop apace in the UAE.

“One of the most interesting developments from a patient’s perspective is connected devices. These allow us to monitor patients remotely and in real time.”

This device helps doctors by providing a large amount of data to help diagnose and manage the patient’s condition.

Moreover, Dr Guzman said that the clinic’s unique remote heart monitoring programme has helped save lives of patients.

“We’re now able to monitor our heart patients’ vital signs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving them peace of mind and allowing us to intervene much earlier if they begin having symptoms.”

From a surgical point of view, in addition to robotic surgery, 3D printing has already helped doctors plan and prepare for surgeries.

“We can print a 3D model of a patient’s heart based on detailed scans that allow our surgical teams to plan exactly how the operation should go.”

“This means shorter operations and fewer complications in the operating room, improving outcomes for patients and meaning that we can treat more patients.”

Furthermore, technology now enables doctors to see and manage their patients remotely via telemedicine. Patients are increasingly able to receive care from their doctors at a distance and at their own convenience.

“Technology has had a positive impact on people’s lives and health. This is especially important as we contend with rising levels of lifestyle diseases.”

High costs holding-back robotic surgeries

Dr El Zaqui Ladha, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Bareen International Hospital, said he is looking forward to witnessing the growth of robotic surgeries in the UAE.

“Today, a doctor in Dubai can operate on a patient in Oman,” he said.

However, he stressed that the cost of a robotic surgery is extremely high.

“This is the big factor that is blocking us from moving forward to robotic surgery.”

“I don’t think the hospitals are using robots at the full capacity, because the learning curve is difficult, and it still needs a doctor to conduct the surgery.”

Dr Ladha said there also needs to be more improvement in softwares.

“The softwares need to be more intelligent and able to analyse the emotions of people, as well as their status at work and at home, because so much is linked.”

“When a patient has a health issue, this issue can be related to various factors in his life.”

He stressed that as with any technology, the risks in using robotic procedures are alive.

“There are risks of having a robot breakdown due to the software system during an operation – just like how your computer might suddenly breakdown while you are in the in the middle of work.”

However, Dr Ladha does see robotic surgeries growing in the UAE’s future.

“Robotic surgery will certainly be our future, because that’s where we are heading towards now.”

jasmine@khaleejtimes.com

 

Geezer Logic


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It sucks to be Mark Zuckerberg these days.  Facebook’s data breech, the Russians, fake News, his company has failed America.   His punishment is appearing in front of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees.  He has to sit through hours of requests and questions and not appear to be condescending or superior to members of the Committee.   From individuals who know very little about Facebook and technology in general.  Hours of questioning and not laugh out loud. We have a few of their questions for your entertainment.

The average age of  members of the Senate  is “63”. Mark Zuckerberg is 33 (he could pass for 16)  like most men his age, he has been exposed to computing and technology his entire life.    While there are many honorable, intelligent men and women in the US Senate. Most of them have very limited knowledge of computing and get by with assistance of their staff .  Some cant turn their machines on or off without assistance .

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Facebook is fourteen years old

The median age of the current US Senators in office is 63.

(they were 49 years old when Facebook began)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Punishment

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Orin Hatch of Utah, Richard Shelby of Alabama,  Jim Inholf of Oklahoma,  Pat Roberts of Kansas, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland,  John McCain of Arizona are all in their eighties.   

Senator Hatch asked with Facebook being free, the Senator wanted to know how it made money?

Its Unlikely, these Senators can turn their PC.’s off without unplugging them 

17 Senator are in their Seventies

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida asked, “What if I didn’t want ads for chocolate?” 

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This silly question, took Zuckerberg by surprise. When  Vermont’s Senator Patrick Leahy asked ” These unverified divisive pages are on Facebook today *gestures to print out* are you able to confirm whether they are Russian-created groups?  Yes or No?”

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Zuckerberg wasn’t able to answer this question because.  He obviously isn’t familiar with every single piece of content currently on Facebook. The act of printing out a handful of specific Facebook pages and asking Zuckerberg to identify whether they are co-ordinated by Russians is simply silly, though it did lead to some clarity from Zuckerberg, who explained people running ad campaigns will now need to verify their identity on the site. 

38 Senators are in their Sixties

South Carolina Senator, Lindsay Graham asked “Is Twitter the same as what you do?”

Congressman Billy Long of Missouri, asked “What was Facemash and was it still up and running?”  Facemash was an early Zuckerberg project in which users compared two photos of women and picked which was hotter. But Zuckerberg started Facemash from his dorm room 15 years ago and Harvard shut it down within days.

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said, ” My son  Charlie (13) is dedicated to instagram so he’d want to be sure I mentioned him while I was hear with you. 

West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito asked, “Would you bring fiber because we don’t have connectivity” 

Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter asked, “Did you know that the Motion Picture Association of America is having problems with piracy and this is challenging their existence?”

23 Senators are in their fifties 

13 Senators are in their forties 

Hawaii Senator, Brian Schatz asked “If I’m emailing within WhatzApp…Does that inform your advertisers?”  The senator didn’t know WhatzApp is a chat, not an email platform.  

Schatz follows up:  “Let’s say I’m emailing within WhatzApp , do I get a Black Panther banner ad?”   and then says “Come on my man, come on”

Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington asked, “Some people refer to ( Peter Thiel ‘s startup Palantir) as Stanford Analytica . Do you agree? ”   There are some who believe Cambridge Analyica’s data gathering was the brainchild of a Palantir employee, as recent media reports have said. There’s no particular reason to think Zuckerberg would know the answer to either of her questions, and he said he didn’t.

Tom Cotton from Arkansas at 39 is the youngest Senator.

 

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As in all the hearings. There are some Senator’s who are genuinely concerned and have staff who help them construct intelligent questions.  Then there are others, who simply wanna tell that little punk off for their constituents in HD.  The Challenge for the majority of the members in the senate is understanding  technology.

Disclosure:  I’m a baby boomer in my sixties.  Many of my contemporaries struggle with technology.  For some  are forced against every thing we know as holy to use these contraptions.  Work, Travel, and god help us if we are unemployed and looking for work.  Are you Linkedin? Shoot me an e-mail.   Boomers are the ones who cant get online at the hotel or airport.   Once weve finally mastered the process, they change it.  The young celebrate changes in technology. Boomers go into shock, like what the fuck now.?    

I’m sure their were some who considered suicide, after Microsoft dropped its long running and popular Windows XP operating system.   I know of a few men who continue to spend big bucks to keep old Betsy running.  Hanging on to a twelve year old  HP laptop, because it’s familiar and serve their needs. 

 I have twenty something friends who keep me fresh.  They’ve threaten to re-arrange the pills in my daily case should I ask a lame question.  With their help, I’ve embraced technology , you tube is my friend. I’ve used their videos to repair my pc’s .  Many of my younger friends don’t own PC or tablets, their smartphones meet their needs.   

Facebook is for old people.  Its time to leave any site where your parents can friend you.   The kids have been trying to wean me from Facebook.   Now that my newly retired seventy something brother has embraced Facebook, I may be leaving.   As he comments on my every post.  #Mommy # Ihatemyfblife .  He insist we read everything he reads.  #blockinghimsoon  The lets make this go Viral posts” requests are  not coming from the kids, its coming from their parents and great, great,great grandparents.   #yikes #killmenow 

Cityfella

 

 

 

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep2 “Running Yo Mouth”


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What are we 12?   Were into the second episode and the cauldrons are stirring..  It looks like Dorinda’s house in the Berkshires will be spared this season.  Ramona will have to destroy her own home this year.    All the shit is gonna take place in the Hamptons. The only question is, who’s home?

This is the second season for Tinsley and she is more confident and possibly more irritating.  Last night we find her having dinner with Luann.  Tinsely wasn’t taking men advise for the freshly divorced Luann.  It was like bitch please!  NO ONE IS TAKING ADVISE FROM YOU! YO EX HAS DONE EVERYONE IN MANHATTAN AND MOVING ON TO STATEN ISLAND.   Now after all that, Tinsley could have played nice, but nooo.   She called Luann on still calling herself the Countess.   Well, Queen Latifah calls herself a Queen! said, Luann (the former Countess)  

Later on we see Luann and Sonja together and the two bond over their hatred to Tinsley.  Like Luann, Tinsley once lived in Sonja’s Townhouse on the east side.  Unlike Luann, Sonja believed Tinsley wasn’t appreciative.

Sonja, isn’t done, she is now with Dorinda trashing Tinsley. Sonja claimed that Tinsley was a woman who moved to the city to have a man pay for everything for her and even went as far as claiming that Tinsley never paid for the gift card she gave her.

Bethenny has bought a new apartment and marveling at the renovations.  Ramona is still irritated with Bethenny over the location of a house she bought in the Hamptons.

Most of the episode is centered around Carole, who at 54 is running the New York Marathon for the first time.  Carole said she was more scared running the Marathon then she was when she covered the was in the Middle East for ABC News.   “Going over to Afghanistan, I felt exhilarated, excited. Now, standing at the start line is probably the scariest place I’ve ever been.”“It’s very different than other challenges I’ve had in my life. There’s no support. This is all on me,”    This was all very touching.

Next week, it may be Tinsley, vs Luann and Sonja and Bethenny vs Ramona and Bethenny and Carole might mix it up. All in the lovely posh Hamptons.

See ya next Thursday

CityFella

 

America supports Robert Mueller ” Will an Angry White House Go for Broke?”


The Scene at the White House this Morning? 

On Monday, Lou Dobbs of Fox New Conducted a Twitter Poll

 The Question:Do you believe the corrupt leadership and actions of the DOJ and FBI are now so outrageous and overwhelming that President Trump should fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?” Dobbs wrote on Twitter

The Results: 75% of respondents said keep Muller, 25% wanted him fired. 

Quinnipiac University poll, conducted April 6–9, found that 69 percent of voters, including 55 percent of Republicans, oppose Trump firing Mueller. Just 13 percent of voters said they support Trump firing Mueller, according to the poll.

 News from the White House this (Wed)morning: Things are very bad! 

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GOP Leaders are telling The Prez, Don’t fire Mueller!

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that he had “confidence” in the special counsel and that “it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller.”

  But his reality is, Mueller is within inches of his finances.  Da BIG RED LINE! 

Will The Prez roll the dice?

News at 11

CityFella

The Weather Service predicts STORM clouds around the White House


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 Attack the Country/Raid Michael Cohen’s offices-its the same thing believe me!  

 “It’s a disgraceful situation. … I’ve been saying it for a long time. I have this witch hunt constantly going on.”

“It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense,” Trump declared. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”

“This is the most biased group of people, these people have the biggest conflicts of interest I’ve ever seen,” the president said. “Democrats all — or just about all, either Democrats or a couple of Republicans that worked for President Obama,” Trump said. “They’re not looking at the other side. They’re not looking at the Hillary Clinton.

 

 The Prez says the Democrats are after him

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All the people involved are Proud Republicans most of whom HE appointed

 Attorney General Jeff Sessions who recused himself for the Russia Probe.  Robert Muller is a Republican ,Deputy General Rod Rosenstein

Last January,  Jeff Sessions appointed Geoffrey S. Berman to the office of the Southern District in New York . This office executed the search warrants and seized the privileged communications from Michael Cohen.  Mr. Berman is a former law partner of Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former New York mayor and a supporter of Mr. Trump.

Update: Geoffrey Berman was recused from the investigation before FBI agents raided Cohen’s offices and home.  Last year, President Trump personally interviewed Berman for the position. A President doesn’t normally interview potential candidates.  Trump Tower is in the Southern District. Berman donated $5400, to Trump’s Campaign.

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I’m not sure if President Obama or Hillary Clinton ever met  Stormy Daniels.  Michael Cohen knew her well enough to give her $130,000  just because.   He even took out a loan to pay her.  To get that loan, did he tell the bank, the money was for renovations or Stormy?

After weeks of being silent about the weather.  Last week the Prez told the press he didn’t know  any thing about a payment to Stormy?

“Storm Clouds”

Bank Fraud? Wire Fraud? Campaign Finance Violation? 

Banks don’t usually require much explanation from customers about how they use such credit lines. However, Cohen may have been asked to provide explanation for the large-dollar transfers he made when he moved the money to a shell company and then to a lawyer for Daniels.

To obtain a search warrant, prosecutors must convince a federal judge that agents are likely to discover evidence of criminal activity.

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DAMM! DAMM! DAMM!

The Prez may have put the investigation into high gear when he said, he didn’t know anything about any payment to Stormy.   Leaving his mouth piece, vulnerable and possibly jeopardizing Cohen’s freedom and his career.   The problem for the prez, should he fire Muller, this investigation will continue.

 The Prez believes the raid on his attorney is like an attack to the country!
Okay!!
CityFella

 

 

 

 

 

 

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