Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What children say about school lunch time

Hands up all parents of primary-school children who have that conversation on a near-daily basis as the once-fresh contents of lunch boxes are dumped in the bin, yet again.

Toddler nutrition: 5 tips for healthier kids

Here are five suggestions:
  1. Encourage toddlers to eat fruits and vegetables as snacks by cutting them up into appealing morsels.
  2. Don’t assume all prepackaged toddler meals or snacks are low in sodium. Check the nutrition facts label and strive for 210 milligrams of sodium or less per meal (and no more than 250 milligrams per meal) for a toddler, says nutritionist Lianne Phillipson-Webb of Sprout Right in Toronto.
  3. Children under age four consuming 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day on average should limit added sugars to about four teaspoons a day, the American Heart Association recommends.
  4. Look for whole rather than refined grains.
  5. Instead of relying on boxed crackers or bread sticks for snacks, add fruit or melted cheese to plain rice cakes, popcorn or a batch of homemade pancakes.


Enforcing Kids’ Screen Time Limits “Virtually Impossible”

Most parents struggle to limit their children’s screen time to less than two hours a day, study says. A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia (UWA) researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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 Maha Shivratri is to be celebrated on - 17th Feb 2015.

Story to be read on Maha Shivratri 2015
Once upon a time King Chitrabhanu of the Ikshvaku dynasty, who ruled over the whole of Jambudvipa (India), was observing a fast with his wife, it being the day of Maha Shivaratri. The sage Ashtavakra came on a visit to the court of the king.

The sage asked the king the purpose of his observing the fast. King Chitrabhanu explained that he had a gift of remembering the incidents of his past birth, and in his previous life he had been a hunter in Varanasi and his name was Suswara. His only livelihood was to kill and sell birds and animals. The day before the new moon, while roaming through forests in search of animals, he saw a deer, but before his arrow flew he noticed the deer's family and their sadness at its impending death. So he let it live. He had still not caught anything when night fell, so he climbed a tree for shelter. It happened to be a Bael tree. His canteen leaked water, so he was both hungry and thirsty. These two torments kept him awake throughout the night, thinking of his poor wife and children who were starving and anxiously awaiting his return. To pass the time, he engaged himself in plucking the Bael leaves and dropping them down onto the ground.

The next day he returned home and bought some food for himself and his family. The moment he was about to break his fast a stranger came to him, begging for food. He served the food first to stranger and only ate afterward.

At the time of his death, he saw two messengers of Lord Shiva, sent to conduct his soul to the abode of Shiva. He learnt then for the first time of the great merit he had earned by unconscious worship of Shiva during the night of Maha Shivaratri. The messengers told him that there had been a Lingam (a symbol for the worship of Shiva) at the bottom of the tree. The leaves he dropped from the Bael tree had fallen into the shape of a Lingam, in imitation of Shiva's ritual worship. The water from his leaky canteen had washed the Lingam (also a ritual action), and he had fasted all day and all night. Thus, he unconsciously had worshiped Lord Shiva. At the conclusion of the tale the King said that he had lived in the abode of the Shiva and enjoyed divine bliss for a long time before being reborn as Chitrabhanu. This story is narrated in the Garuda Purana.[6]

'Shivaratri' means 'night of Shiva'. The important components of this religious festival are rigid fasting for twenty four hours and sleepless vigil during the night. Every true devotee of Lord Shiva spends the night of Shivaratri in deep meditation, keeping vigil and observing the fast.

The worship of Lord Shiva consists in offering flowers, Bilva leaves and other gifts on the Lingam, which is a symbol of Lord Shiva, and bathing it with milk, curd, ghee, honey, sugar, coconut water, butter, and rose-water.

When creation had been completed, Shiva and Parvati had been living on the top of Kailas. Parvati asked: “O venerable God, which of the many rituals observed in Thy honour doth please Thee most?” Lord Shiva replied: “The thirteenth night of the new moon, Krishna Paksha, in the month of Magha(February–March) is known as Maha Shivaratri, My most favourable Tithi. My devotees give Me greater happiness by mere fasting than by ceremonial baths, and offerings of flowers, sweets, and incense.

"Just hear, My Beloved, of an episode which will give you an idea of the glory and power of this ritual," said Lord Shiva to Parvati.

“Once upon a time, there lived in the town of Varanasi a hunter. He was returning from the forest one evening with the game birds he had killed. He felt tired and sat at the foot of a tree to take some rest. He was soon overpowered by sleep. When he awoke, it was the thick darkness of night. It was the night of Maha Shivaratri but he didn't know it. He climbed up the tree, tied his bundle of dead birds to a branch and sat up waiting for the dawn. The tree happened to be My favorite, the Bilva tree.

“There was a Lingam under that tree. He had plucked a few leaves and then dropped them down, accidentally forming the shape of a Lingam. The night-dew trickled down from his body. I was highly pleased with involuntary little gifts of the hunter. The day dawned and the hunter returned home.

“In time, the hunter fell ill and gave up his last breath. The messengers of Yama(Lord of Death) arrived at his bedside to carry his soul to Yamlok(abode of Yama). My messengers also went to the spot to take him to My abode. There was a vicious fight between Yama’s messengers and My messengers. The former were easily defeated. They reported the matter to Yama, Lord of Death. He arrived in person at the portals of My abode. Nandi gave him an idea of the sanctity of Maha Shivaratri and the love which I had for that hunter. Yama surrendered the hunter to Me and returned to his abode. Thereafter, Yama has pledged not to touch my devotees without my consent.

“The hunter was able to enter My abode and ward off death by simple fasting and the offering of a few Bilva leaves, even accidentally, because it was the night of Maha Shivaratri. Such is the solemnity and sacredness associated with that night.”

Parvati was deeply impressed by the speech of Lord Shiva on the sanctity and glory of Maha Shivaratri. She repeated it to Her friends, who in their turn passed it on to the ruling princes on earth. Thus, the sanctity of Maha Shivaratri was broadcast all over the world.

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Maha Shivaratri is on 17th Feb 2015.

There are 12 Jyotirlinga's all over India which are considered divine and places of worship of Lord Shiva. They are

  1. • Somnath Temple
  2. • MallikarjunTemple
  3. • Mahakaleshwara Temple
  4. • Omkareshwar Temple   
  5. • Vaidyanath Temple
  6. • Bhimashankar Temple
  7. • Rameshwaram Temple
  8. • Nageshwar Temple   
  9. • Vishwanath Temple
  10. • Trimbakeshwar Temple
  11. • Kedarnath Temple
  12. • Grishneshwar Temple

Maha Shivratri (the 'Great Night of Shiva') is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati. The Maha Shivratri festival, also popularly known as 'Shivratri' or 'Great Night of Lord Shiva', is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Falgun according to the Hindu calendar. Alternate common spellings include Sivaratri, Shivaratri, Sivarathri, and Shivarathri. It marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month calculation, the day is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Phalguna which falls in February or March as per the Gregorian calendar. Of the twelve Shivaratris in the year, the Maha Shivarathri is the most holy.

The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael or golden apple or Bilva/Vilvam leaves to Lord Shiva, all-day fasting and an all-night-(jagarana). All through the day, devotees chant "Om Namah Shivaya", a sacred Panchakshara mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. In accordance with scriptural and discipleship traditions, penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach life's highest good steadily and swiftly. On this day, the planetary positions in the Northern hemisphere act as potent catalysts to help a person raise his or her spiritual energy more easily. The benefits of powerful ancient Sanskrit Mantras such as Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra increase greatly on this night

Rituals Performed on Maha Shivaratri

Very early morning, Shiva temples are flocked by devotees, young and old, who come to perform the traditional Shivalinga worship (puja) and hence hope for favours from the God. Devotees bathe at sunrise, preferably in the Ganga, or any other holy water source (like the Shiv Sagartank at Khajurao). This is a rite of purification, which is an important part of all Hindu festivals. Wearing clean clothing after the holy bath, worshippers carry pots of water to the temple to bathe the Shivalinga. Women and men both offer prayers to the sun, Vishnu and Shiva. The temple reverberates with the sound of bells and shouts of “Shankerji ki Jai” meaning 'Hail Shiva'. Devotees circulate the lingam three or seven times, and then pour water over it. Some also pour milk over it.

According to the Shiva Purana, the Mahashivaratri worship must incorporate six items:

    Bathing the Shiva Linga with water, milk and honey. Wood, apple or bel leaves are added to, which represents purification of the soul;
    Vermilion paste is applied to the Shiva Linga after bathing it. This represents virtue;
    Offering of fruits, which is conducive to longevity and gratification of desires;
    Burning incense, yielding wealth;
    The lighting of the lamp which is conducive to the attainment of knowledge;
    And betel leaves marking satisfaction with worldly pleasures.

Tripundra refers to the three horizontal stripes of holy ash applied to the forehead by worshipers of Lord Shiva. These stripes symbolise spiritual knowledge, purity and penance (spiritual practice of Yoga). They also represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva.

Wearing a mala (rosary) made from the rudraksha seeds of the rudraksha tree (said to have sprung from the tears of Lord Shiva) when worshiping Lord Shiva is ideal. A rudraksha seed is mahogany-like color, or could sometimes be black. They might also have traces of sacred sandalwood powder, turmeric, kumkum, or holy ash if the rosary is used in worship ceremonies or annointations.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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During Winters toddlers, infants and kids skin gets dry and scaly with white layers on the skin.

  1. Some lotions are being recommended by Pediatricians like Atogla Lotion/ cream - this is quite effective and can be easily found in chemist stores.
  2. Home remedy for this is - apply glycerine mixed with rose water and apply 2-3 times to the kid in the effected area.
  3. During Bath: dont apply harsh soaps, Use mild soaps recommended for kids.
  4. Oil Massage followed by hot water bath: Oil Massage to the baby's body can prove beneficial.

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Born     1990 (age 24–25)
London Borough of Hackney, London, England
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2012–present
Hill's first credit was when she appeared in ITV1 drama, Whitechapel for two episodes in the third series. She then appeared as a checkout girl in the 2013 film, uwantme2killhim? and in the stage productions of As you like it and The Meeting Place as Phoebe & George respectively

In October 2013, it was announced that Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright had been cast as Mick and Linda Carter and that they would be taking over The Queen Victoria. At the end of the month, it was announced that Mick and Linda's children, Nancy & Johnny, would be played by Hill and Sam Strike respectively. Speaking of her casting Hill said; "I feel incredibly privileged to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to start work with such a talented cohort of actors."[1] Hill first appeared as Nancy on 1 January 2014, in a storyline which saw her family take her from her own wedding, after disapproving of her fiancé. Her storylines since her arrival have included: her relationships with Wayne Ladlow (Malachi Kirby), Dexter Hartman (Khali Best), her father, Mick and brothers, Johnny & Lee (Danny-Boy Hatchard); her close relationship with her grandmother, Shirley (Linda Henry) and friendship with Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel); her epilepsy; and the comedy element she brings to the programme.

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.
Vega, the 21-year-old granddaughter of celebrated Colombian singer Gastón Vega, is a student of business from the northern Colombia city of Barranquilla, and says this will be her final competition as she intends to resume her education

Although she was far from home, Vega said she still felt the support from local Latinos.

"It felt like home. I felt like I was in Colombia with my people. I felt that support in every moment of the pageant," she said, wearing a sparkling silver gown with vertical stripes at a press conference after the competition.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Substance warding off pre-term birth found

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have identified a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.

Health beverages no good for consumers: Study

Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Contrary to the claims made on their packages, some novel beverages such as vitamin waters and energy drinks marketed in Canada provide little nutritional benefits to the consumers, says a study.

Blocking hormone can fix stress-induced infertility

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Chronic stress activates a hormone that reduces fertility long after the stress has ended, but blocking this hormone returns female reproductive behaviour to normal, a research on rats has suggested.

Let schoolkids play first, eat later

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Holding recess before lunch increases fruit and vegetable consumption and decreases waste among schoolchildren, finds a study.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Top 10 General Cooking Tips for indians

Cooking Tips: -

  1. To peel the skin of almonds, tomatoes or peaches, simply soak in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. The skin can be easily removed.
  2. To remove the corn from its cub, hold it straight with one end on the bottom of a big vessel. Then strip the corn with a knife. This will prevent messing up of the entire place.
  3. When cutting raw banana, potatoes or eggplant, soak it in water to avoid discolouration. Similarly, to prevent apples, bananas or peaches from browning, add lemon juice.
  4. Use the excess dal water from boiling dal to make rasam.
  5. While adding curd to gravies or biriyani, break it nicely before adding.
  6. While boiling milk, a little water can be added to the vessel before adding the milk to avoid the milk from sticking to the bottom.
  7. Store nuts in the refrigerator to increase their shelf life.
  8. To separate each string of noodles or any thin pasta, run it under cold water immediately after boiling and draining the water.
  9. Curd in winter - Set in a ceramic container and place it on the voltage stabilizer of your refrigerator. 
  10. To cut meat easily, freeze it for some time before cutting.

What is psoriasis & its symptoms and signs?

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales are thought to result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells that is triggered by an immune attack by abnormal lymphocytes. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.

Top 15 diabetic diet tips for Indians

Diabetes control is governed by following the right diabetic diet. What to eat and what not to eat is important for diabetes control and diabetes cure or diabetes reversal. 

Dos and don'ts during pregnancy

Most women can continue working during pregnancy. Being pregnant, however, might present challenges at the workplace. To stay healthy and productive on the job, understand how to alleviate common pregnancy discomforts — and know when a work task might jeopardize your pregnancy.

Speedy health tips for working women

New Delhi: It is rightly said that behind the success of every man, there is a woman. Gone are the days when a woman was just confined to the home and kitchen. So, if you are working, dear lady, you need to take care of your health too in order to take care of your family. Juggling long working hours and family life, one rarely finds time for themselves. But, complaining is not the solution. It is crucial to maintain a balance between your personal and professional life.

Anger could be an indicator of good health!

New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief prevalent in Western societies, researchers have found that anger is actually linked with better, not worse health, in certain cultures.

People who watch TV shun healthy diets

New York, Jan 8 (IANS) People who watch excessive amounts of TV tend to eat more unhealthy foods and might not understand the foundations of a healthy diet, a study says.

Daily avocado cuts heart disease risk

New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Adding an avocado to your daily diet helps lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a study says.

Monday, January 5, 2015

How to Cure Bad Breath?

Have you ever noticed people trying to maintain a distance when you talk? Do people try and touch there nose more frequently when you are speaking? If yes then I am sure you must be aware why is it happening. If not then let me tell you. It all happens because you have a bad breath.
Bad breath or halitosis is primarily caused due to poor dental care and oral hygiene. Rarely is it caused due to any major health problem. Though it is quite a common problem but, it can be very embarrassing at times. In the absence of proper care it can have an impact on person’s private and social life as well.

5 Hydrating Face Packs For Winter

Winters are quite pleasant in India and especially for the people who live in the plains, winter comes as a boon to relieve them from the scorching heat and irksome humidity. However, the winter months tend to be dry and your skin is affected too. Your skin becomes dry and feels stretchy. Nevertheless, with a proper skin care regimen, the winter dryness can be efficiently combated. For this purpose, you not only need a good quality moisturizer but you also need hydrating face packs to retain moisture level in your skin. Looking for some effective hydrating face mask for winter months? Here is an article with top five ideas for hydrating face packs in winter months with the most easily available ingredients.

How to Take Care of Your Eyes in Winter

How to Take Care of Your Eyes in Winter

Hey all you beautiful ladies, wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year :) Hope you are doing well and must be enjoying the winters☺. Warm woolens, gloves, high boots, quilts at night… ahhhhh sighhh!! It’s all a dream for me here in Pondicherry. But it’s still not that bad, as I am going home next month to have a share of the winter chill :( As of now I am counting the days.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Revealing The Incredible Weight Loss Journey Of Sonakshi Sinha

The actress lost almost 30 kgs before entering Bollywood. However, losing weight was not an easy task for her. Still, she got into shape by following some simple mantras. So, if you want to know what are those mantras that helped her to shed those extra kilos, then read on.
Sonakshi Sinha’s motivation for weight loss
From a plump kid to a hot diva, Sonakshi Sinha has now become a fitness icon for many. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and love for junk food were the main reasons behind her plump figure. But, with strenuous workout and diet plan, she got rid of her extra weight, “It was a combination of proper diet and vigorous exercise that got me to the shape I am in now,” she says.
In fact, she is thankful to her co-star Salman Khan, for motivating her to shed that extra weight. It was due to his motivation that the actress lost 30 kgs for her first movie. She says, “He saw potential in me and egged me on to lose weight. I would say his contribution was the highest as I started taking it seriously only after he told me to.”
People’s criticism regarding her weight “never really bothered” Sonakshi when she was a kid, as the drive to lose it “didn’t come from within.” But, once her inner voice provoked her, she was all set to bid farewell to her extra weight. “If it hadn’t come from within, I wouldn’t have done it,” she adds. And thus, she began her journey to lose weight.

Sonakshi Sinha’s exercise regime

Like many people, Sonakshi too hated gym and knew that training “wasn’t going to be easy”. But, once she made up her mind to get into shape, “there was no looking back” after that. Sonakshi says, “It was not easy at all for somebody like me. I am the kind of person who hates the gym. I am allergic to the gym. I want to run away from it. But I think once I put my mind to something, I go out and achieve it, and I guess I did that.”
The 27-year-old star even hired Shahid Kapoor’s trainer to tone down her body.
Her workout routine consists of:
  • Cardio exercises, cycling, and functional and weight training.
  • Swimming and playing tennis.
  •  Visiting gym twice a day.
  •  Hot yoga and spinning for more flexibility.
If you are looking for some effective exercises to look like your favourite celebrity, then here are some Best Yoga Exercises to Lose Weight and Look Gorgeous.
And surprisingly, the actress never checks on her weight, “I don't know how many kilos I lost, I don't get on the scale. As long as I am feeling fit and I can feel myself toning up, looking thinner, then scale doesn't really matter,” she adds.
Sonakshi Sinha’s diet plan
Being a foodie, it was hard for Sonakshi to “curtail” herself from all those “goodies” that she really loves. She said in one of her interviews, “Food is my first love. I never followed a diet that makes me cranky and unhappy. I believe I work too hard to deprive myself of the one thing I love the most- food! I eat regular food, but in lesser quantities than before. Eating small meals every 2 hours helps in keeping up the metabolism all day. I even binge sometimes. Who's gonna stop me when there's a brownie right in front of my eyes? But if I do, an extra 20 minutes on the treadmill is a must.”
She also makes sure to drink plenty of water to keep herself hydrated. Here is the diet plan, which she follows:
  • Breakfast: Cereal and milk with whole wheat toast.
  • Mid-morning: Some dry fruits and a cup of green tea.
  • Lunch: Homemade roti and sabzi with salad.
  • Evening: A fruit or a cup of green tea.
  • Dinner: She eats early and takes dalsabzi, chicken, and fish. She does not take any carbohydrates after 6 pm.
  • Now that she looks stunning in her new avatar, here is a piece of advice that Sonakshi has to say, “Don't expect results overnight. It took you months or years to pile on the kilos, what makes you think it will be gone in a few days? It is important to condition your mind and be patient during the process. Rather than dwelling on how much more you have to achieve, think of how far you have already come.”

Health benefits of brinjals or baingan

Brinjal, known as baingan in Hindi, is known to be king of vegetables.  High on nutrients, this vegetable has many health benefits and hence, you should consume it at least once a week. Although a lot of people don’t like the taste, if you cook it well, it can be extremely delicious. Here is why you should add this vegetable to your list of groceries the next time you shop for vegetables.
Prevent cancer
Fibre and antioxidants are just two of the nutrients that make brinjal a food that can keep cancer at bay. Fibre helps clear the toxins present in your digestive tract and has been found useful in the prevention of colon cancer. Additionally, the antioxidants help in fighting free radical damage to your cells which helps keep cancer at bay. 
Great for weight loss
Brinjals are great for weight loss as they are low in calories with 100g of the vegetable containing just 25 calories. It is also rich in fibre which helps in promoting the feeling of satiety which means that eating a small serving will make you feel full and prevent you from overeating.
Prevent heart disease
Like most fruits and vegetables, brinjals too are great for your heart. Being rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin B-6 and phytonutrients like flavonoids, this vegetable lowers the risk of heart disease. The presence of antioxidants keeps your arteries healthy and prevents heart attack. Here are 6 heart-healthy diet tips for people with heart disease.
Controls blood pressure
Brinjal contains potassium, an important mineral, which plays a key role in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. It also helps in neutralizing the effects of sodium on the body thereby aiding in blood pressure control. Apart from this, increased intake of anthocyanins that are present in high amounts in brinjal, also lowers your blood pressure.
Good for diabetics
As brinjals are low in carbohydrates and high in fibre content, they are known to be good for people suffering from diabetes. This is because, the high fibre causes helps in controlling blood sugar levels in the body by controlling the absorption of glucose from food.
Lowers cholesterol in the body
Brinjals is rich in chlorogenic acid that acts as a powerful antioxidant agent, lowering cholesterol levels in the body.  It also contains high amounts of fibre that increases the absorption of blood cholesterol by the liver to produce bile. 
Gives your skin a natural glow
As we age, our skin undergoes free radical damage which can cause the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on our faces. The antioxidants and vitamins present in brinjals can prevent this from happening. Additionally, it is also high in water which flushes toxins from your body and gives your skin a nice and healthy glow.
Good for your brain
Eating brinjals can prevent brain damage as it contains phytonutrients that can protect your cell membranes. These phytonutrients are also known to boost memory function and aid in transferring messages from one part of your body to another.
Help you to quit smoking
Apart from these benefits, brinjal is also known to have nicotine and thus helps in quitting tobacco. However, you’ll have to eat 10 kg of the vegetable to get as much nicotine into your body as a cigarette.
Tips you should follow while incorporating brinjal in your diet
  • Instead of metal knife, use a stainless steel knife to cut the vegetable as it prevents the chemical reaction between pytochemicals present in brinjal and metal.
  • As you cut brinjal, put them in salt water or sprinkle salt over the pieces. This removes the compounds that render bitter taste to the vegetable. It also makes your dish more tasty and palatable.
  • Brinjal can be added to any dishes like sambhar, pizza or pasta or can be consumed even in fried, baked, sauted, grilled, roasted or steamed form.
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