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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children
A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business
FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.

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The 10 Game of Thrones Character Match-Ups We Most Want to See in Season 7
From Jon and Daenerys to Brienne and Tormund

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

By killing off 11 character in its season six finale, Game of Thrones whittled down the number of cast members who still have the potential to impact the series’ outcome. And with several of these remaining players set to cross paths in the coming seven episodes, it’s likely there will be even fewer by the time season seven comes to an end.

However, this also means that fans might get to see characters who have never met — or have long been separated — finally interact with one another. Here are the 10 pairs we’d most like to see cross paths in season seven.

Jon and Daenerys

Once Dany finally reaches Westeros, it seems almost certain that the King in the North will seek her out. Maybe he’ll swing by her new home of Dragonstone to try and recruit the Dragon Queen and her fire-breathing companions to fight in the war against the White Walkers. Not to mention that the confirmation of the R+L=J theory makes Jon her only surviving relative. There’s even the possibility this meeting could lead to wedding bells.

MORE: This Game of Thrones Quiz Will Prove Whether You’re Ready for Season 7

Jon and Bran

Thanks to Bran’s trip back in time to the Tower of Joy, he is (possibly) the only person alive who knows the truth about Jon’s parentage — i.e., that Jon is not actually Ned Stark’s illegitimate son but rather the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. Since Ned never got the opportunity to tell Jon about his mother like he promised he would, Bran filling Jon in on the details of his heritage seems like the next best thing.

Jon and Arya

The scene in which Jon gifts Arya with her trusty sword Needle is one of the few moments of Stark family happiness the show has allowed viewers to witness. And after the series of heartbreaking events that led to Arya being present at both Ned’s beheading and the Red Wedding, it seems like she’s at least entitled to a happy reunion with her favorite half-brother — er, cousin.

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Sansa and Arya

The Stark sisters may not have gotten along very well at the series’ start, but after everything their family has been through, it seems like they should be able to put aside their differences to team up against their real enemies. As their father — the honorable Ned Stark — once said, “the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

Brienne and Tormund

Although the Bear and the Maiden Fair have never actually said a word to each other, some fans are obsessed with the idea of a romance between them, even going so far as to preemptively nickname their coupledom “Torienne.” Luckily, there’s hope for these two crazy kids, as Dan Sackheim — the Thrones director who helmed the episode in which they first shared screen time — confirmed the tension between them was intentional.

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Cersei and Daenerys

It seems inevitable that the two most powerful women in Westeros will have to go head-to-head at some point. Get ready for a clash of the titans.

Arya and Gendry

The apparent dual meaning of Gendry’s rejection of Arya’s plea for him to join her family — “You wouldn’t be my family, you’d be my lady” — made it so that much was left unresolved between the pair when Melisandre took Gendry away from the Brotherhood With Banners. Of course, Robert Baratheon’s illegitimate son hasn’t been seen since he rowed away from Dragonstone in the season three finale, so any reunion is dependent on him making a long-awaited reappearance.

Arya and the Hound

Arya left her kidnapper-turned-guardian — who once occupied a spot on her kill list — to die following his brutal showdown with Brienne in the season four finale. However, while training with the Waif at the House of Black and White, she admitted that she had no longer wanted him dead. Fortunately, the Hound managed to recover from his injuries and is currently traveling north with the Brotherhood Without Banners — a route that could put him on track to happen upon the young assassin once more.

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Tyrion and Jaime

The two Lannister brothers parted on a high note, with Jaime freeing Tyrion from his cell in the Red Keep’s dungeon so he could escape the death sentence leveled on him by their father. Of course, that was before Tyrion made a pit stop to murder Tywin on his way out of King’s Landing. Jaime has since declared that if he ever sees his younger brother again, he’ll “split him in two.”

Things are likely to get even more interesting when it comes to light that Tyrion is now the Hand of the Queen of Daenerys — the biggest threat to the Lannister reign.

The Hound and the Mountain

One word: Cleganebowl.

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Steve Carell Reflects on His New Viral Stud Status on Jimmy Fallon
Steve Carell has been a popular comedian for a while; his role as cringeworthy boss Michael Scott in The Office is cemented in television history. But lately the former 40 Year Old Virgin is reaching a whole new fanbase, thanks to his newly grey head of hair and official status as a silver fox. During…

Steve Carell has been a popular comedian for a while; his role as cringeworthy boss Michael Scott in The Office is cemented in television history. But lately the former 40 Year Old Virgin is reaching a whole new fanbase, thanks to his newly grey head of hair and official status as a silver fox.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show on Tuesday evening, Carell and host Fallon riffed on this exciting development for Carell, reading out a number of recent headlines in magazines that had called attention to his changed appearance with glowingly thirsty reviews. One magazine even went so far as to tell fellow actor and new father George Clooney to “move aside,” given Carell’s ascension up the silver fox ladder.

“Did you get invited to silver fox, like, meetings?” Fallon joked. “Do you go to a club and, like, Anderson Cooper is there, Andy Cohen?”

“There’s a bracelet you can get. Mine says ‘Steve,'” Carell deadpanned. “And on the other side of the bracelet it says ‘hunk of man meat.'” Carell added that there’s one particular woman who’s become especially smitten with his aging process: “You know, my wife finally says she’s in love with me,” he said.

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Rap Monster of Breakout K-Pop Band BTS on Fans, Fame and Viral Popularity
"We’re just a normal group of boys from humble backgrounds"

BTS may be the biggest musical act you’ve never heard of — unless you’re already one of the Korean pop group’s millions-strong fanbase. The seven-member boy band, Bangtan Sonyeondan (or BTS for short), is know for their catchy pop-rap, sharp music video choreography and candid social media presence. They’ve recently leveraged their popularity into blockbuster stadium tours and Billboard’s prize for Top Social Artists of the year, as well as nabbing a spot on TIME’s list of 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.

It’s not hard to see why: a live video of two members applying face masks roped in half a million concurrent viewers. Their backstage selfies regularly rack up half a million likes. A red carpet appearance can kick off a global Twitter trend. But how did they get here?

“We’re just a normal group of boys from humble backgrounds who had a lot of passion and a dream to be famous,” says singer and songwriter Kim Nam-joon, who goes by the moniker Rap Monster and, as the only English-speaking member of the group, often represents BTS in interviews. Currently on tour in Japan, Rap Monster took the time to explain BTS’ rise and how the group feeds its hungry fanbase.

TIME: How did the BTS group come together?

Rap Monster: Back in 2010, I was introduced to Mr. Bang [Bang Si Hyuk], our executive producer [and CEO of BigHit Entertainment]. I was an underground rapper and only 16 years old, a freshman at high school. Bang thought I had potential as a rapper and lyricist, and we went from there. Then SUGA joined us. [Third group member] J-hope was really popular as a dancer in his hometown. We were the first three! We debuted as a collaboration between the seven of us in June 2013. We came together with a common dream to write, dance and produce music that reflects our musical backgrounds as well as our life values of acceptance, vulnerability and being successful. The seven of us have pushed each other to be the best we can be for the last four years. It has made us as close as brothers. BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single “I NEED U.”

When did you first realize you were developing a global fandom?

We didn’t realize we were becoming famous until we were invited to KCONs [K-pop music festivals] in the U.S. and Europe in 2014 or 2015. Thousands of fans were calling our name at the venue, and almost everyone memorized the Korean lyrics of our songs, which was amazing and overwhelming. Who would have thought that people from across the ocean, Europe, the U.S., South America, even Tahiti, would love our songs and performances, just by watching them on YouTube? We were just grateful… and we still are.

BTS has millions of followers on every social media platform. How do you interact with your fans online? What kind of connections are you making?

We mostly interact with our Twitter messages by uploading selfies, [sharing] music recommendations and street fashion photos, etc. It’s about our daily life as a band on tour — and also as a group of silly friends who make fun of one another backstage. We don’t really get to reply to fans on a regular basis because there are just so many of them. But we do try to read all the reactions and replies. It’s also always interesting and inspiring for us to see what they create for us.

Why do you think you’ve been able to build such a massive online fanbase? How did it happen?

Everyone asks us that question. It’s a team effort taken from what happens to us in our everyday life. It’s not easy to run a social media account over a long period of time, but we love communicating with our fans every day and night. For example, I use the hashtag #RMusic to introduce or recommend a song I like, and I’ve been doing that for a long time. I love music and I truly enjoy sharing with our fans. Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.

How does having this huge fandom impact your approach to music and to what you sing about?

BTS fans — the “ARMY” — tell us about their feelings, failures, passions and struggles all the time. We are often inspired by [them], because we try to write about how real young people — like the seven of us — face real-life issues. Most of our music is about how we perceive the world and how we try to persist as normal, average human beings. So our fans inspire us and give us a direction to go as musicians. And of course, their love and support keeps us going.

How is BTS different from other big K-pop groups? Is it your music, your engagement with supporters, or something else?

I can’t speak for other artists; every group has a different approach. For us, it will always be important to keep working hard, dancing better, writing better songs, touring and setting an example. A lot of people say this, but it’s really true for us: we are living a dream, all seven of us, being able to pursue what we love. We strive to [put] everything into our music. Our lyrics deal with real issues that face all humans: choices in life, depression, self-esteem. And the fans know that we are there for them, and they are there for us.

What’s next? What are you most excited for?

Well, we definitely continue to have big dreams. We tour all over the world, but the shows in the U.S. really opened our eyes to so many new things in the States. And when we won the Billboard Music Award, we were so honored and got to meet so many artists that we love and admire that we can’t wait to return to the States.

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Stephen Colbert Has a Hilarious Takedown of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop as the Perfect Substitute for Health Care
The late night host just skewered the lifestyle brand

As the Senate prepares to vote on its version of the Obamacare repeal bill — a health care package that would result in an additional 22 million people losing insurance by 2026 according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — Stephen Colbert is suggesting that Americans explore potential backup plans.

“Folks are going to have to look for alternative medical treatment like prayer, or being rich, or praying to become rich,” he joked during Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show. “In these dark days of doubt, thank goodness for Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop.”

The host went on skewer the wellness website’s assertion that its Body Vibes’ wearable healing stickers — a 10-pack of which costs $60 — treat conditions like hangovers, lack of focus and dehydration with “the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear.”

NASA has also debunked the claim.

Watch the full clip below.

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Just 17% of Americans Approve of the Senate Health Care Bill
Only 17% of Americans in a recent survey said they approve of the Senate health care bill. The NPR/PBS/NewsHOur/Marist poll found that 55% of Americans disapprove of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, while a quarter said they have not heard enough to have an opinion. The poll was conducted before a Congressional Budget Office report…

Only 17% of Americans in a recent survey said they approve of the Senate health care bill.

The NPR/PBS/NewsHOur/Marist poll found that 55% of Americans disapprove of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, while a quarter said they have not heard enough to have an opinion.

The poll was conducted before a Congressional Budget Office report came out which found that the bill would leave 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026 and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion.

Those numbers are even worse than the House health care bill, which was backed by 35% of voters and opposed by 49% in a poll conducted earlier this month.

The poll also found broad disapproval of the way Republicans in Congress are handling health care, with 65% saying they disapprove and only 21% saying they approve.

The survey of 1,205 adults throughout the contiguous United States was conducted June 21-25. Results are statistically significant within plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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Arkansas’ New Ten Commandments Monument Was Destroyed in Less Than 24 Hours
A suspect was arrested Wednesday morning

The Ten Commandments monument installed on grounds for the Arkansas State Capitol was destroyed in less than 24 hours.

The granite monument, which was privately funded, was installed Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press. Officials said someone drove a vehicle into the monument early Wednesday, causing it to fall to the ground and break into multiple pieces.

A spokesman for Secretary of State Chris Powell said Capitol Police took a suspect into custody Wednesday morning. The suspect is identified as Michael Tate Reed in the arrest report, according to AP.

A 2015 law allowed the monument to be displayed on Capitol grounds and a state panel gave final approval on the design and location last month. That law, the Ten Commandments Monument Display Act, cited the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a similar Ten Commandments monument to remain at the Texas State Capitol, NPR reported.

However, the ACLU was planning a lawsuit to remove the display.

“At a time when we do not need any more religious conflict and divisiveness in the world and in this country, it violates the First Amendment promise of religious liberty to all,” ACLU of Arkansas Executive Director Rita Sklar told NPR. “By placing a monument to a particular set of religious beliefs, it appears that the state enforces one particular set of beliefs over others and over no religion.”

It is unclear whether the ACLU of Arkansas plans to pursue the lawsuit.

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Guy Fieri Takes on His Feud With Anthony Bourdain – and Frozen Pizza
Fieri reveals the secret behind the sauce and some other surprising tidbits about his personality

Guy Fieri is a famous American chef. Whether you want to admit it or not, that’s the truth. His bleached, spiky hair is iconic. His adventures eating his way through America via greasy diner countertops are infamous. And his mysterious Donkey Sauce – a staple at his Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (the infamous slogan of which is, ‘Welcome to Flavor Town’), has enthralled food fanatics for years: What’s in it? Why do people love it so much?

In a new interview with Thrillist, Fieri reveals the secret behind the sauce – as well as few other surprising tidbits about his personality. Though he had previously revealed the origin story behind the sauce, he’s decided to be especially open with the American public this time, admitting what some people may have suspected all along.

“It’s aioli,” he said. “I called it Donkey Sauce because you have to make fun of it. It’s a quintessential ingredient in so many aspects of food, yet probably not the most beneficial except for flavor, probably the least beneficial, but it does have its place.”

So there you have it, Donkey Sauce and a schmear of some self-awareness.

The interview, in which Fieri comes off as a thoughtful, clever, risk taker – he convinced his parents to let him move to France for school when he was 16, for one thing – is worth a read. Highlights include the fact that he keeps his own “big organic garden,” at home, he watches his own shows and takes notes on his performance, and one incredibly poignant anecdote about sharing a plate of pancakes, waffles, and fried chicken with a child he met through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

He even touches on his infamous feud with Anthony Bourdain, saying only “You gotta know me to be able to tell me what you think I should be doing.”

And for a guy who spends his time eating food that can’t be considered healthy by any stretch of the imagination, he doesn’t mess with one much-loved comfort food: “If you’re gonna eat it, eat something really good. Don’t waste your time on a frozen pizza,” he advises.

At the moment, Fieri is preparing to film another a show. He and his family will “drive across country from here in Northern California to Miami in an RV.” He’ll be taking the trip with, “a 21-year-old, an 11-year-old, my wife, and myself and a crew of 15 people filming us, tailing behind as we go on every adventure, in, upside down, and around, as you can do.”

Fieri knows the world is laughing at him most of the time, but he doesn’t seem to care. After all, he’s still working consistently. If His past success is any indication, he’ll be driving that RV straight to the bank.

This article originally appeared in Foodandwine.com

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See How Cersei Lannister Has Changed Over Six Seasons of Game of Thrones
From vengeful wife to merciless queen

Cersei Lannister’s costumes in Game of Thrones have consistently mirrored her story’s arc.

When viewers meet Cersei in the first episode, she had just reluctantly made the journey from King’s Landing to Winterfell with her (now late) husband, King Robert Baratheon. At the time, she was playing the part of dutiful wife. However, her choice of clothing in House Lannister’s colors of red and gold hinted at what relationships were truly important to her.

After successfully plotting the death of Robert and ensuring the ascension of Joffrey — her oldest son with her twin brother Jaime — to the Iron Throne, she adopted ever more regal outfits that signified her growing power.

Cersei’s most recent ensemble — the militant black gown she wore to be crowned as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in the season six finale — demonstrated her ruthlessness in the wake of the death of her last surviving child. “Black was the obvious choice,” costume designer Michele Clapton told Vanity Fair. “Yes, it is for mourning her children, her father . . . but it’s more than that. To me, it represents a deadness inside her—the overwhelming desire for power at any cost. The multi-layered effect created by mounting the leather onto silver brocade gives a more complex feeling, implying that nothing achieved is ever simple.”

MORE: This Game of Thrones Quiz Will Prove Whether You’re Ready for Season 7

See the full gallery of Cersei’s costumes above.

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At Least 15 People Killed by Bomb in ISIS-Held Syrian Village
It was the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes

(BEIRUT) — A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River Valley

Two Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet. Russian, Syrian, and U.S.-led coalition aircraft are all known to operate in the area.

Cluster bombs are designed to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended.

Omar Abou Layla, the head of Deir Ezzor 24, said 15 bodies, including of women and children, were recovered in the village. He said residents expect to find many more killed.

Ali Rahbe, of Justice For Life, said local informants counted at least 35 dead in the village, which is between the IS strongholds of al-Mayadeen and Boukamal.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the initial toll at 30 dead.

At least 57 people were killed in an airstrike on an IS-run jail in the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. Activists said that airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. The coalition said it was looking into the reports.

Turkey’s military meanwhile said it returned fire after an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.

A statement Wednesday said the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria’s Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the “detected targets.”

The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State group in the extremists’ de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.

Turkey was angered by a U.S. decision last month to arm the Syrian Kurds, fearing the weapons will end up in the hands of Kurdish rebels in Turkey.

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3 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Pineapple
Your skin may thank you

Pineapple is one of my absolute favorite fruits, and I know I’m not the only one who loves the tropical treat. There’s no question it’s refreshing and delicious. But pineapple also packs some pretty powerful health benefits. Here are three healthy excuses to add more of the nutritious fruit to your diet, along with a few of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

It’s loaded with vitamin C

One cup of pineapple provides more than 100% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C. And while you’re probably well aware that this nutrient helps support immunity, it does so much more. Vitamin C is involved in the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body. Plus it acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells against premature aging and illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. The vitamin may also have an effect on your waistline: One study found that exercisers who weren’t getting enough vitamin C burned about 25% fewer calories during their workouts. Too little vitamin C in the bloodstream has been linked to higher body fat and waist size.

Health.com: 12 Foods With More Vitamin C Than Oranges

It supports healthy skin

Pineapple is rich in manganese. (Just one cup contains more than 75% of the amount recommended for one day.) This mineral, along with vitamin C, is required for building collagen—a structural component of skin that prevents sagging and wrinkles.

Manganese also functions as an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage against UV light, making pineapple especially crucial in the summertime.

It promotes healthy digestion

If you’ve ever tried to add fresh pineapple to a gelatin dessert, you know that it just won’t work. That’s because pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down the gelatin into its amino acid building blocks, preventing it from becoming or staying solid. For the same reason, pineapple is often used in marinades, to help tenderize meat. And the enzyme doesn’t just affect cooking—if you eat pineapple along with a meal, bromelain may help you digest proteins, potentially reducing bloating, indigestion, and sluggishness. The dietary fiber in pineapple also helps maintain bowel regularity, and prevent constipation.

Easy ways to eat more pineapple

While fresh pineapple is amazing as is, you can also try incorporating it into recipes. Here are a few of my favorite ways to add the fruit to smoothies, cookouts, cocktails, and more.

  • Whip pineapple into a smoothie with coconut milk, coconut butter, pea protein powder, half of a yellow bell pepper, and a bit of fresh ginger root.
  • Add fresh pineapple to slaw. Whisk together a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of juice from fresh pineapple, a teaspoon of honey, half a teaspoon each of fresh grated ginger and minced garlic, and a dash of black pepper and sea salt. Toss with a half cup each of shredded cabbage and pineapple chunks. Chill and serve as a side dish or topping for fish or black beans.
  • Grill up slices of fresh pineapple at your next cookout.
  • For a healthier version of a frozen umbrella drink, whip together a cup of fresh pineapple, a handful of ice, and a quarter cup each of unsweetened coconut milk and frozen banana slices, and then stir in an ounce of rum.

Cynthia Sass is Health’s contributing nutrition editor, a New York Times best-selling author, and a consultant for the New York Yankees.

This article originally appeared on Health.com

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