Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Church Offers Protection to 700 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militia: 'We Won't Let Christians or Muslims Hurt These People'
Central African Republic priest Xavier Fagba said he will not turn away Muslims or Christians seeking refuge from the fighting within his church.
"I am not going to let anyone hurt the people inside my church, it doesn't matter whether they are Christians or Muslims," Xavier Fagba, who leads a church in Boali, a city northwest of the capital Bangui, told FRANCE 24.

At the service on Sunday, Fagba told his congregation to make their Muslim counterparts feel comfortable and greet one another with a "kiss of peace."

"We just stop causing people pain," he said.

Jean-Claude, a Christian, encouraged Ahmad - his Muslim neighbor for years - with a hug at the end of the service.

"You need to be strong. Stay positive," Jean-Claud told his neighbor, who recently had his house destroyed in the violence.

Ahmad said that although he felt that there were individuals trying to protect him, he felt that he would not be fully safe unless he made it to the capital.

"There are people here who are good to us," Ahmad told The Daily Nation. "But we can't stay here any longer. We have to leave. I want to go to Bangui, at least there is still some safety there."

Currently about 70 French troops are guarding Fagba's church, where 700 Muslims, mostly women and children, are staying. The volume of people has put a strain on the church's resources, especially its sanitary conditions, however, without a method to evacuate the people safely they are planning to remain sheltered there.

Fagba told BD Live that the church needed "trucks to evacuate all these people" as Muslims who flee on the road could be confronted with spontaneous roadblocks set up by the Christian militia.

Many of the individuals who fled to Fagba's church were headed toward the capital when they were targeted by members of the Christian militia. Although French soldiers had been able to fight off a Muslim group earlier, they were ill-prepared for the anti-balaka group. The attack killed four people and wounded 20 others, reported local priest Boris Wiligale.

Over 1,000 Central African Republic citizens have died in the violence between the country's Muslims and Christians. There are nearly one million internally displaced people who have been forced from their homes, many of whom have fled to the capital and set up makeshift refugee camps near the airport.

Out of a population of 4.23 million people in Central African Republic, only 15 percent are Muslim. Throughout 2013, many Christians were targeted by Muslim Seleka groups that reportedly looted Christian homes, raped women and killed scores of people. In response, Christian anti-balaka groups have sprung up in retaliation — raising international alarm and fears that the fight could spark a genocide.

Source: http://www.christianpost.com/

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Mother's diet during pregnancy alters baby's DNA

A mother's diet during pregnancy can alter the DNA of her child and increase the risk of obesity, according to researchers.
The study, to be published in the journal Diabetes, showed that eating low levels of carbohydrate changed bits of DNA.
It then showed children with these changes were fatter.
The British Heart Foundation called for better nutritional and lifestyle support for women.
It is thought that a developing baby tries to predict the environment it will be born into, taking cues from its mother and adjusting its DNA.


Studies in animals have shown that changes in diet can alter the function of genes - known as epigenetic change.
It is a growing field trying to understand how the environment interacts with genes.
In this study, the researchers took samples from the umbilical cord and looked for "epigenetic markers".
They showed that mothers with early pregnancy diets low in carbohydrates, such as sugars and starch, had children with these markers.
They then showed a strong link between those same markers and a child's obesity at ages six and nine. 
Professor Keith Godfrey, who is from the University of Southampton and led the international study, told the BBC: "What is surprising is that it explains a quarter of the difference in the fatness of children six to nine years later."
The report says the effect was "considerably greater" than that of birth weight and did not depend on how thin or fat the mother was.
The changes were noticed in the RXRA gene. This makes a receptor for vitamin A, which is involved in the way cells process fat.
Professor Godfrey said: "It is both a fascinating and potentially important piece of research.
"All women who become pregnant get advice about diet, but it is not always high up the agenda of health professionals.
"The research suggests women should follow the advice as it may have a long term influence on the baby's health after it is born."
Professor Mark Hanson, of the British Heart Foundation, said: "This study provides compelling evidence that epigenetic changes, at least in part, explain the link between a poor start to life and later disease risk.

"It strengthens the case for all women of reproductive age having greater access to nutritional, education and lifestyle support to improve the health of the next generation, and to reduce the risk of the conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, which often follow obesity."

 Source: BBC

Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

Scientists say they have found a mechanism which may explain why a poor diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of offspring developing diabetes in later life.
They say rat studies indicate an imbalanced diet in the mother can lead to the "silencing" of a gene linked to insulin production in the child.
The Cambridge study is in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Experts said it showed a healthy diet was important during pregnancy.

Scientists already suspect that a poor diet during pregnancy can result in health problems such as diabetes for the offspring in later life. What the researchers at the University of Cambridge have come up with is a possible explanation.
They believe an imbalanced diet in the expectant mother can compromise the long-term functioning of a gene in the child.
The gene, called Hnf4a, is thought to play a role in the development of the pancreas and in insulin production.
Because of the difficulties of testing the theory on pregnant women, they fed rats a protein-deficient diet and found higher rates of type 2 diabetes in the offspring, as expected.
What they also found in the offspring was that this Hnf4a gene appeared to be "silenced" or "switched off" as the rats aged. The researchers suggest this may both cause diabetes, and can be linked back to the maternal diet.
Dr Susan Ozanne of the University of Cambridge, who lead the study, said further research would be needed to establish whether high-fat diets or other imbalanced diets had similar consequences in rats.
She believes similar mechanisms to those seen in the study could occur in humans, and that the effects might be felt by more than just the immediate offspring.
"Having a healthy well-balanced diet any time in your life is important for your health," she said, "but a healthy well-balanced diet during pregnancy is particularly important because of the impact on the baby long-term and potentially even on the grandchildren as well."

Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity, although several inheritable genes have also been linked to the condition.
This latest study focuses on what are called the "epigenetic" mechanisms which can affect whether a gene is expressed or not. Other studies have shown that these changes can be passed across generations without any modifications to our core DNA.
Professor Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation said the research did not change the advice to pregnant women to eat a healthy, balanced diet, and said there was no reason for expectant mothers to be unduly worried.
But he said the study "adds to the evidence that a mother's diet may sometimes alter the control of certain genes in her unborn child".
Professor Douglas Kell of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council said the research fleshed out some of the molecular processes at play.

"This study uncovers - through epigenetics and molecular biology research - an important piece of this puzzle and shows us how apparently minor changes within cells at the very earliest stages of development can have a major influence on our health into old age," he said.

20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola…

Proof That Coke Does Not Belong In the Human Body

Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.” However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism. Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and consequently it can clean surfaces equivalent to and often better than many toxic household cleaners.

It’s cheaper and easier to buy Coke in some third world countries than it is to access clean water. Coke uses “public relations propaganda” to convince consumers and entire nations that it is an “environmental company” when really it is linked to pollution, water shortages, and disease.

People who consume soft drinks such as Coke have a 48% increase in heart attack and stroke risk, compared to people who did not drink the sodas at all or did not drink them every day. A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The carbonation in Coke causes calcium loss in the bones through a 3-stage process:

The carbonation irritates the stomach.
The stomach “cures” the irritation the only way it knows how. It adds the only antacid at its disposal: calcium. It gets this from the blood.
The blood, now low on calcium, replenishes its supply from the bones. If it did not do this, muscular and brain function would be severely impaired.
But, the story doesn't end there. Another problem with most Coke is it also contain phosphoric acid (not the same as the carbonation, which is carbon dioxide mixed with the water). Phosphoric acid also causes a draw-down on the body’s store of calcium.

So Coke softens your bones (actually, makes them weak and brittle) in 3 ways:

Carbonation reduces the calcium in the bones.
Phosphoric acid reduces the calcium in the bones.
The beverage replaces a calcium-containing alternative, such as milk or water. Milk and water are not excellent calcium sources, but they are sources.
Esophageal cancer was very rare two generations ago — now, it’s common. The basic mechanism works as follows:

Mechanical damage to cells is a huge risk factor for cancer. It’s why asbestos particles, for example, cause lung cancer.
All soft drinks cause acid reflux (stomach acid rising up past the esophageal valve). This is more pronounced when the body is horizontal (as in sleeping), but the sheer volume of Coke and soft drinks consumed in the USA means the acid reflux is well past the danger point. Any time you ingest a gassy drink, you are going to get belching–and acid into the esophagus. How much is too much? The research doesn't say where the limit is–it only shows that most of us are far, far, far past it.
stomach acid dissolves tissue — that’s its purpose. The stomach lining does not extend into the esophagus, so the lower esophagus gets damaged by acid far more frequently in soft drink users than in non soft drink users. This results in a radical increase in cell mutations, along with a far higher level of free radicals.
20 Practical Uses For Coke
Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

To prove Coke does not belong in the human body, here are 20 practical ways you can use Coke as a domestic cleaner:

Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
Removes stains from vitreous china.
Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

Now can you imagine what it does to your stomach lining? 

Who needs the ‘household and cleaning’ section at the hardware store when we have Coke.
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Main Causes of Liver Damage

Main Causes of Liver Damage

Liver is the largest organ in our body.It is most important because it play an essential  role in converting food
 into energy and removing poisons from the blood.Liver damage is a life threatening condition that needs
emergency medical help.In more rare conditions acute liver failure occurs rapidly in 48 hours.A liver diseases
 is a collection of disorders,infections and condition that may affects cells and tissues of the liver.It also affects
the structure of the liver and leads to damage of liver or stop the functioning.

There are some signs & symptoms  for the most common Liver disorders:

Acetaminophen toxicity:
Itchy skin
Dark urine
Yellowing of your skin
Upper right side abdominal tenderness
flu -symptoms

Alcoholic liver disease:
Dry mouth
weight gain
loss of appetite
Breast development in males
vomiting blood

Primary liver cancer: 
Yellow discoloration of the blood
Abdominal pain
Enlarged liver
Weight loss

Liver Cirrhosis:

 It is generally considered as 4th stage of alcoholic liver disease and causes liver damage severely.

Abdominal pain
Insulin resistance and Type II diabetes
Easy bruising
Swelling in abdomen & legs
Loss of interest in sex
Itchy hands and feet
Dark colored urine

Abdominal pain
Dark urine
Enlarged liver
Joint aches
Loss of appetite

Main causes of liver damage:
Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause
High consumption of food at a time
No urination in the morning times
Consuming too much preservatives,artificial sweeteners,food color,etc..
Consuming fried foods when you are tired. It is better to reduce the cooking oil when frying leads to liver damage
Hepatitis A,B&E and other virus cause acute liver damage.
Liver damage is caused by autoimmune disease which can attacks liver cells and cause inflammation and injury.
Alcohol abuse is the most common reason of liver damage.It is toxic and cause liver inflammation.

Garlic Kills brain cancer cells without side effects

Garlic is one of the most versatile flavors to ever grace a kitchen. It not only tastes wonderful, 
it's very good for your body. It is one of Mother Nature's most precious gift to cooks of all levels
of expertise. 

Below are 35 health benefits of Garlic: 

1. Helps treat atherosclerosis.

2. Helps lower cholesterol.

3. Has the ability to lower blood pressure.

4. Helps treat gout.

5. Treating and preventing the flu and upper respiratory tract infections.

6. Prevents the growth and spread of bacteria.

7. Helps treat Tuberculosis.

8. Treating purulent wounds.

9. Helps treat Trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted infection.)

10. Boosts your metabolism.

11. Prevents the spread of collon cancer…

12. …gall bladder cancer…

13. …rectal cancer…

14. …breast cancer…

15. …and prostate cancer.

16. Helps aid digestion.

16. Treats a yeast infection.

17. Dissolves blood clots.

18. Increases appetite.

19. Kills intestinal worms and parasites.

20. Helps treat cataracts.

21. Helps treat arthritis.

22. Helps treat diabetes.

23. Help treat staph infection.

24. Hells get rid of a tooth ache.

25. Treats acne.

26. Kills warts.

27. Helps treat tetter.

28. Helps in the treatment of boils on the skin.

29. Has a soothing effect on the intestines.

30. Garlic phytoncides are used to treat asthma…

31. …chronic bronchitis…

31. …and whooping cough.

32. Helps cure insomnia.

33. Slows the process of aging.

34. Inhibits the growth of Candida albicans.

35. Strengthens the body’s immune system.

Source:HealthTips US, HomeCooking

Home Remedies For Yellow Teeth

Home Remedies For Yellow Teeth

A sparkling set of teeth can make anyone appear more pleasant, more healthy and young looking. But with
 our faulty habits, many are suffering from yellow teeth. Teeth may become yellow due to various reasons like
 Improper Dental Hygiene, Age, consuming excess coffee and tea. When the enamel of our teeth is damaged
, the teeth gets sensitive to food stain which makes the teeth look yellow. There are several simple remedies
 which makes your teeth look like pearl.

Home Remedies For Yellow Teeth

1. Baking Soda :

Baking soda is one of the most effective remedy for yellow teeth. Mix some baking soda in a glass of warm
 water. Use it as a mouth wash, rinse your mouth with this thrice a day. This will lead to sparkling teeth.

2. Strawberries :

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to make your teeth whiter. Make a paste by grinding few
strawberries, gently rub your teeth using this paste. Do this twice a day for 2 weeks, this will surely helps
and vanishes the yellow tinge on your teeth.

3. Lemon :

Lemon has a good bleaching property which can be used to get rid of the yellow teeth. Take the juice out of
 lemon and add one teaspoon of salt to it then gargle your mouth with this. Scrubbing your teeth with lemon
peel is also one of the best ways to make your teeth whiter.

4. Holy Basil :

Holy Basil have whitening properties, it also treats gum problems like pyorrhea. Take out few basil leaves and
 keep them in the sun for few hours, once the leaves become dry, grind them and make it as a powder. Use this
 as tooth powder or else you can make it as a paste by adding mustard oil in it.

5. Orange Peel :

Rub your teeth with orange peel before going to bed and then in the morning rinse your teeth with water. The
calcium and vitamin C present in the orange peel will combat with microorganisms. This makes your teeth
whiter and stronger.

6. Hydrogen Peroxide :

Hydrogen Peroxide has mild bleaching property, this helps to reduce the yellow staining from your teeth. Use
 this as a mouth wash, Gargle with hydrogen peroxide. While gargling make sure not to swallow the hydrogen

7. Banana Peel :

Rub your teeth with ripe banana peel for 5 minutes, as it is rich in potassium helps to make your teeth whiter.
 Do this twice a day.

8. Charcoal :

Earlier times people used charcoal to clean the teeth. Charcoal has a crystal based chemical which helps to
 make your teeth whiter. Mix some charcoal in the toothpaste to get rid of the yellow stains.

How To Increase Your Height Naturally

How To Increase Your Height Naturally

Many people who are short were desperately trying to increase their height.
 Many are often go for various chemical products. The best ways to increase 
the height naturally were exercise and having super food which helps to increase
 the height. The combination of exercises and healthy diet is most important to
 increase the height. Usually After 21, Growth is usually stopped. Those who are
 below 21 and trying to increase their height, For those here we list the best natural ways.

1. Skipping : Skipping helps to increase the blood circulation and helps the body 
muscles grow. It is one of the simple exercise to increase our height.

2. Milk : The 3 nutrients; Proteins, Vitamin D and Calcium in the milk helps to grow tall.

3. Coral Calcium : Coral Calcium is the purest form of calcium which is derived from
 the sea corals. It helps to increase the growth as well as bone density.

4. Leg Kicking : It is also the best exercise that helps the lower parts of legs grow. It is
 a vital warm up exercise in Martial Arts.

5. Soyabean : Soyabeans are rich in proteins. It boosts the growth of muscles.

6. Vertical Stretch : Stand straight on your toes and raise your hands over your head and
 then stretch as far as you can. It will helps to stretch the body muscles and grow.

7. Animal Proteins : Chicken, Beef etc like this animal proteins helps to grow the muscles.
 This is the best source of raw proteins which are required for muscular growth.

8. Cobra Pose of yoga : This is the action which resembles the snake raising its head.
 Lie flat on your chest on the floor and then lift up your upper portion of the body to fullest.
 This helps your upper muscles of the body stretch and grow longer.

9. Eggs : Calcium, Proteins, Vitamin D are abundant in Eggs. This 3 nutrients helps you 
grow taller.

10. Vertical Hanging : Holding and Hanging from Vertical bars helps to increase the
 height.  If you do this at a younger age, then your spinal cord and vertebral column will grow.

Moringa leaves could treat at least 300 diseases

Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet all your nutritional needs, take care of you medicinally,
 and purify your water for you. This tree actually exists. For centuries, the natives of northern India and
many parts of Africa have known of the many benefits of Moringa oleifera. Its uses are as unique as the
names it is known by, such as clarifier tree, horseradish tree and drumstick tree (referring to the large
drumstick shaped pods) and in East Africa it is called "mother's best friend”. Virtually every part of the
tree can be used. Native only to the foothills of the Himalayas, it is now widely cultivated in Africa, Central
 and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and the Philippines. This tree, though little known in the Western
 world, is nutritional dynamite. There are literally hundreds of uses for this tree. 

According to researchers, Moringa leaves could treat at least 300 diseases. Let's name just a benefits that
Moringa leaves bring:

1. gives a feeling of wellness and promotes energy, yet this is not a sugar based energy
2. increases natural body defense and stimulates metabolism
3. stimulates the cell structure of the body
4. rich in vitamin A, provides nourishment to the eyes and brain
5. balances level of cholesterol
6. balances level of sugar
7. rich in anti-oxidants, beautifies the skin and lowers the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
8. improves functioning of kidney and liver
9. promotes healthy digestion
10. promotes body's immune system
11. promotes circulatory system and controls blood pressure
12. promotes anti-inflammatory features, heals arthritis pain
13. heals tumors and ulcers
14. balances hormone and gland system
15. detoxify body from poisons
16. helps relax and promotes good night sleep
17. purifies water
18. Takes care of low sperm count.
19. Increases fertility in women
20. Increase a woman's milk production
The list is endless.

Other Benefits.
• Rejuvenates the brain, lungs, bones, the entire body.
• Builds the immune system and helps to eliminate excessive hunger.
• Purifies and restores all the bodily organs, cleanses the bloodstream
• Flushes the body of acid and mucus congestion in the form of cysts,
tumors, yeast, fungi, bacteria, and vaginal discharge.
• Lubricates the colon to ease elimination and old impacted waste
from the large and small intestines

High/Low Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Fever, Headaches, Migraines, malnutrition,
inflammation, Arthritis, Tumors, Ulcers, Impotency, Menstrual Disorder, Parasites,
(Moringa is known to treat over 300 diseases – it is known as The Miracle Tree of Life)

Moringa products has reached several countries throughout the world, particularly in the following countries

Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Belgium, Mexico, USA, Thailand, Japan, Spain, Srilanka, UK, Ireland,Malaysia, Israel,
 Australia, Guadeloupe, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Costa Rica, Germany, Senegal,Cambodia, Ghana, Italy,
 Ethiopia, South Korea,Philippines, Vietnam, Venezuela, Canada, Iran,Netherlands, Pakistan, Ivory coast, Nepal,
India, Nigeria etc
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Dangers Of Eating Instant Noodles

Dangers Of Eating Instant Noodles.

Instant noodles have become a favorite food that is often eaten daily because of its yummy taste and extremely easy to make. It has replaced the proper healthy meals. Here we list top 10 Reasons why should we avoid instant noodles.

1. Nutrient Absorption : Noodles inhibit the absorption of nutrients for the children under 5.

2. Cancer Causing : The ingredient in the instant noodles called “Styrofoam’, Which is a cancer causing agent.

3. Miscarriage : Women who are Eating instant noodles during their pregnancy causes miscarriage, because it affect the development of a foetus.

4. Junk Food : instant noodles are enriched with full of carbohydrates,but no vitamins, fiber and minerals. This makes the instant noodles considered as a junk food.

5. Sodium : Instant noodles are power packed with high amounts of sodium. Excess consumption of sodium leads to heart disease, stroke, hypertension and kidney damage.

6. MSG : Monosodium Glutamate is used to enhance the flavour of instant noodles. People who are allergic to MSG consume it as part of their diet, then they end up suffering from headaches, facial flushing, pain, burning sensations.

7. Overweight : Eating Noodles is the leading cause of obesity. Noodles contains fat and large amounts of sodium, which causes water retention in the body and surely it leads to overweight.

8. Digestion : Instant noodles are bad for digestive system. Regular consumption of instant noodles causes irregular bowl movements and bloating.

9. Propylene Glycol : The ingredient in the instant noodles called “Propylene Glycol” which has a anti-freeze property. This ingredient is used because it prevents the noodles from drying by retaining moisture. It weakens the immune system of our body. It is easily absorbed by the body and it accumulates in the kidneys, heart and liver. It causes abnormalities and damage to those areas.

10. Metabolism : Regular consumption of instant noodles affect the body’s metabolism, because of the chemical substances like additives, coloring and preservatives inside the noodles.

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16 Signs You May Have HIV

Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms known as
 acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).

But sometimes HIV symptoms don't appear for years—sometimes even a decade—after infection.

"In the early stages of HIV infection, the most common symptoms are none," says Michael Horberg, MD, director 
of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, Calif. One in five people in the United States with HIV doesn't know 
they have it, which is why it's so important to get tested, especially if you have unprotected sex with more than one
 partner or use intravenous drugs.

Here are some signs that you may be HIV-positive.

1) Fever up to about 102 degrees F.
2) Fatigue
3) Achy muscles, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes
4) Sore throat and headache
5) Skin rash - Skin rashes can occur early or late in the course of HIV/AIDS.
6) Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
7) Weight loss
8) Dry cough
9) Pneumonia
10) Night sweats
11) Nail changes
12) Yeast infections
13) Confusion or difficulty concentrating
14) Cold sores or genital herpes
15) Tingling and weakness
16) Menstrual irregularities

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