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Malaria Vaccine Trials

In Oxford, new vaccines for malaria are being developed. This is your opportunity to asist. Volunteers are needed for the studies. For more information call today: Lynn Andrews, Malaria Vaccine Trials, Oxford University; Daniel Webster, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University. Tel.: 01865 287610, e-mail: Daniel.Webster@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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Volunteers Needed for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (notinsulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital each lasting about 3–4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless, and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel, or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann- Freestone on 01865 221875, or write to : Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail: mscheuer@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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African Studies Lectures and Research Seminars

Colloquium, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. with the option of re-convening after lunch: African Culture as Praeparatio Evangelica?, with Prof. Kwame Bediako, Dr Valentin Dedji, inter alia, Mon. 30 July. The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip's and James' Church, by Church Walk, Woodstock Road.

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European Computer Driving Licence

Oxford University Computing Services now offers European Driving Licence: an international certificate of computer competency. Modules consist of: basic concepts of IT; file management; word proccessing; spreadsheets; databases; presentations; e-mail and the Web: Training methods; drop-in sessions at OUCS; condensed course, 10–15 Sept.; module specific OUCS courses, www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses; computer- based training at OUCS or from CD. Testing available for University members, friends and families. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/training/ecdl for prices and details. OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel.: 01865 273200.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Nesting tubes (£9.99) are now in stock for Blue Mason Bees, great pollinators of garden herbs, clovers and a wide range of summer flowers. The well illustrated booklet on Red Mason Bees is still available and excellent value at £3.95. University card procures 10% discount (Mon.,–Fri., only). Open daily 12 noon–5 p.m. inc., August bank holiday. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Newcomers to Oxford, and their spouses, are welcome throughout the vacation to 13 Norham Gardens to meet for coffee, and to visit the equipment pool in the basement on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Writing Services: Editing, proof-reading, and re-writing. Copy and screen. Also technical writing. Alex Sharpe, tel.: 01235 867376. E-mail: standard.eight@ukgateway.net. Website: www.std8.com.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons) L.R.A.M., Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

Balliol College Library: appointment of Library Issue Desk Staff. A part-time member of staff is sought for 18.5 hours p.w. (afternoons: terms and vacations), beginning on Mon. 3 Sept., or as soon after as possible. The post involves staffing the issue desk, checking readers' cards, running the automated book loan system, answering enquiries (inc. telephone enquiries), and other clerical tasks. £5.55 p.h. rising to £5.72 after completion of probation. Written applications, inc. a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 2 referees, should be sent to reach the Librarian, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Fri., 27 July. Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.

Wanted on a freelance, part-time basis: (Junior) Research Assistant/Secretary), to assist in a project on African ecology and primatology. Est. 5–15 hrs p.w. Dr A. Kortlandt, 88 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND. Phone 01865 515602.

Academic advisor, part-time, for US overseas study programme, 15–20 hours per week. Recent OU graduate preferred. About £10 per hour depending. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Senior Academic Advisor for US overseas study programme. OU graduate with some administrative experience preferred. Self-starter with ability to work with students needed. Good prospect for promotion £25,000–£30,000 p.a. depending, 4 weeks vacation. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Well paid fund-raisers! Are you interested in joining a travelling team (UK) to raise funds for a good cause? We are looking for bright, hardworking communicators with 5 weeks to spare, to fund-raise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply call 01865 367800 or e-mail: contact@dialoguedirect.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

Jeune Street, St Clements, 10 minutes walk to High Street: accommodates up to 5 people, fully-furnished with gas c.h. £300 p.w. exc. Available immediately. Contact Mr or Mrs Nazir on 01865 716625 for further information.

Large comfortable furnished house in Old Marston, available from Sept., – Apr. 2002 while owner is on sabbatical: 5 bedrooms, study, sitting-room, conservatory, fully-fitted kitchen. Within the ring road and convenient for the city centre, and Summertown. Dates and rent negotiable. Tel.: 01865 240109 or e-mail: nd42@dial.pipex.com.

From 15 Sept., in Harpes Road, north of Summertown: attractive, modernised, furnished, newly decorated house; 25 ft living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower, kitchen, fridge, freezer, autowasher, tumble drier; gas c.h., telephone, off-street parking. Suit couple or 2 sharers. £675 p.c.m. Lease for 1 year. Mr R. T. Rivington, 6 Stansfield Close, Oxford OX3 8TH. Tel.: 01865 768874, fax: 01865 452646, e-mail: rivington.oxford@ntlworld.com.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet residential area, close to University and riverside meadows, 3 bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard, bed linen provided. Rent: £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or 240430, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Large Victorian 3-bedroom semi-detached family home, located in central Headington, offered furnished for 1 year. Excellent location for schools, hospitals and access to city centre, and M40. Large main reception, spacious modern fitted kitchen/breakfast-room, playroom/dining area, 3 good bedrooms, re-fitted bathroom, gas c.h., gardens to rear. Available 1 Aug. £1,195 p.c.m. Contact Elwood & Co., on 01865 426410, or visit the Web site at: www.elwood.co.uk.

Immaculate 3-bedroom house on exclusive modern development in central north Oxford, with peaceful and secluded rear garden backing onto Oxford canal. Two double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, and 2 bathrooms. Fully-furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard. One off-street parking space. Available from Sept., to academic or professional couple. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Ideally located close to London coach route, and John Radcliffe Hospital, in quiet Headington neighbourhood: a furnished, 3-bedroom house available 1 Aug.,(or negotiable start date) for 1 year, or longer. Fitted kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet, lounge, dining room, gardens, paved patio. Suitable for professional couple, small family, or professional sharing. Rent £575 p.c.m., exc. gas, electricity and council tax. Tel.: 01493 661563, or e-mail: deborahhansell@hotmail.com.

Comfortable fully-furnished, 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Open-plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, small garden, garage. Quiet position, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for a small family. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 273088, or e-mail: rimas.juskaitis@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Comfortable, fully-furnished semi-detached house, North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Two receptions, 3 bedrooms plus incorporated attic-sun room, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, and separate w.c., cloakroom, small garden, garage. Quiet position, close to Cutteslowe park, cycle track to city centre, good bus route. Suitable for family. £760 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. E-mail: eks90@hotmail.com, or pt3@compuserve.com.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Charming country cottage, fully-furnished (plus Oxford parking if desired), 12 miles north of Oxford. Summer let or long let from Sept. Two bedrooms upstairs, downstairs, lounge with beams, and fireplace. Patio/garden, separate garage. Tel.: 01869 340564.

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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Cherwell Lodge, Summertown–£750 p.c.m. Upper ground floor apartment with garage in quiet residential area, fully furnished and equipped to a high standard, ideal for single person or professional couple. Available NOW; The Heyes, city centre–£775 p.c.m. A choice of 2 modern 1-bedroom apartments in a very popular area overlooking the Piazza, fully-furnished and equipped to a good standard. Available middle of July. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: northparade@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Light and spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom flat available now in north Oxford, off Banbury Road, on the 1st floor of a brand new gated development. Unfurnished (but includes appliances). Parking space. Convenient for city centre, hospitals and ring road. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 07802 754154.

Luxury 1-bedroom furnished flat off Woodstock Road, available for academic year 2001-2002. Early entry is also possible. The flat is located on the second floor with views over gardens and tree tops of the north Oxford area. It has all amenities inc. washing machine, beautifully fitted kitchen, luxury bathroom, high ceilings, and elegant surroundings. Bus rid is 10 minutes to town, 20 minutes by bike to town centre. Extremely convenient. Rent is £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Louise Haagh, e-mail: louise.haagh@sant.ox.ac.uk, for viewings.

Available shortly., central north Oxford: family accommodation, well- equipped, top , charming Victorian house. Excellent schools catchment area. Three double bedrooms, 28ft sitting-room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, street parking. Rear courtyard, gas c.h. £1,150 p.c.m, exc. bills and local taxes. Tel.: 01235 524978.

Newly upgraded and furnished apartment in central Jericho, with 1 large double bedroom, shower room, good-sized living room, and fully equipped kitchen. Superb location within walking distance of Oxford city centre, university depts., and local hospitals. Large bay window in living room overlooking front of the property with triple aspect from the bedroom, mainly overlooking rear gardens. Available from mid-July at £795 p.c.m. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 01865 311011 or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator, and deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

To a single tenant from Mon.,–Fri., sharing with 1 other person, in charming 4-bedroom, central north Oxford house, 5 minutes' walk from St Giles', opposite St Antony's College. The house has been designed by an architect in the Regency style, and has been furbished to the highest standards with conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower room, and off-street parking. Property includes all mod cons., dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, gas c.h., and a dog! So you would have to like dogs. References required. Non-smokers please. £60 p.w. plus pro rata bills. Tel.: 0207 806 6623.

Flatlet overlooking Port Meadow, in comfortable, friendly family house in Upper Wolvercote, available from Sept. All mod cons, suit quiet post-graduate or professional. Easy, quick and regular bus to University or city centre, but also within biking and walking distance. Car parking available. £650 p.c.m., exc. phone. Please e-mail: wrldco@ntlworld.com,with name, address and telephone number.

Admin. annexe available in secluded North Oxford garden: 4 rooms, complete facilities, ideal location, self-contained, own entrance, parking. Three minutes town centre. Tel.: 01865 554326 (mornings).

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Road: charming flat south-facing over gardens. Living-room with fully equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher), double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated, and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for long let now or for summer let now, then long let from Sept. Please contact: emily.lyons@ceid.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: + 44 1865 318184.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Female academic living in London seeks accommodation in Oxford for 2–3 nights a week (between Mon., and Thurs.), from Aug./Sept.,—Sept., 2002. Contact Eleri Larkum, tel.: 01865 267016 (daytimes).

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

D'Overbroeck's College is now looking for more quality family and self-catering accommodation in north Oxford for A-level students from 3 Sept. Excellent rates are paid through the College and students stay mainly in term-time only. If you think you can help or would like further information, please tel.: Christine Cox on 01865 310000.

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Summer Lets

Quiet spacious house, available mid-July–mid-Sept., for short or long lets: good location, convenient for city centre, colleges and Radcliffe Infirmary. Five bedrooms, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms, washing machine, new gas cooker, fridge. Private garden leading down to canal. Car parking spaces at rear, and garage for storage of bicycles. £650 p.m., exc. bills. Phone 01865 288153, or e-mail: susan.barrington@regents.ox.ac.uk. Other flats also available.

Fully-furnished and equipped, 2-bedroom terrace house in Marston, with small garden and overlooking meadows. Fifteen minutes' walk to city centre on bike path through meadows; 3 bikes are also available for use. Easy access to bus service for Oxford centre, and London/airports. Available from about 25 Aug. until about 28 Sept. £180 p.w., negotiable. Tel.: 01865 247431, or e-mail: john.pannell@plants.ox.ac.uk.

Paris 5e Left Bank studio flat: available July/Aug. Writer's pied- à-terre high up in 17th-century house. Small, good light, nice shape, great charm. Sleeps 2 (double bed), bathroom, kitchenette. One minute's walk from Luxembourg Gardens, and Sorbonne, 7 minutes' from Notre Dame. £600 p.m. Tel.: 0207 607 4667. E-mail: hilary.spurling@btclick.com.

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south-facing garden. Centrally heated, large split- level living room, dining room, new and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, Sat., 21 July–Sun., 2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

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Holiday Lets

Hydra, Greece: lovely house for 6 people. £400 p.w. Telephone: 01386 725370 or write, Didy, Sunnybank, Overbury, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 7PB.

France (Northern Brittany): if you have still not booked a holiday this summer, how about; cottage in large gardens in the heart of beautiful countryside, 25 minutes from many beaches. Sleeps 6–8. Available from 21 Aug., and for much of Sept. £200 p.w. Phone 01865 716924 (or after 24 July: 00 33 2 96 47 03 24).

Edinburgh: lovely flat in Marchmont, just off the Meadows, walking distance of castle, sights, Festival locations. Sleeps up to 6. From Aug. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Magic Cave: charming (if tiny) flat for 2 in Cordes-sur-Ciel, the fabled Cathar walled city in the Tarn–a veritable jewel of the Middle Ages, and only an hour from Toulouse airport. Comfortably furnished, with its own kitchen and bathroom, the flat has access to a separate private garden, and is well placed for sightseeing—ses vues panoramiques, et tout ça—fabulous markets, restaurants, walking and cycling. Ludicrously cheap and available all year round–ideal for budget-concious gourmands, penny-pinching scholars, and cash-strapped lovers of La France Profonde. Tel.: The Aged Campbell, 00 33 5 6356 1769.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue---perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Clun, Shropshire: spacious farmhouse, sleeps 15, vaulted kitchen, open fires, sauna, Jacuzzi bath, heated outdoor pool, boule area, table tennis, croquet, snooker, great views. Tel.: 01865 875741.

Vacancies June onwards: why not enjoy marvellous unpolluted air and magnificent panoramic views over Assisi in a Casa Colonica; 36 ft lounge, 2-levels with archway, large well-equipped kitchen, impressive entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, spacious bathroom, lots of beams, beautiful garden. Car essential to reach us at 2,000 ft, enabling you to visit many other medieval towns, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, and Lake Trasimeno region. To book tel.: 0039 (0) 75813793, or write, Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franceso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Itlay. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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Houses for Sale

West Oxford, 2½ miles from city centre: late Victorian detached house of considerable character, with 5 double bedrooms, 27ft sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 25ft south-facing conservatory, garage, mature gardens front and rear. Price £425,000 ONO. No chain (owner emigrating). Tel.: 01865 863651 or e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

Coventry/Willenhall: south-facing terrace house, in St James Lane, Willenhall, on southern outskirts of Coventry. Open aspect over primary school grounds in front. Ample paved garden at rear. Two reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, and separate w.c. Brick outbuildings and w.c. in garden. Gas-fired c.h., and d.g. installed last year. Convenient for local Warwick and Coventry universities, schools, airport, and countryside. OIRO £36,950. Write: Broscombe, 25 Hanborough Road, Eynsham, Oxon. OX29 4LS. Tel.: 01865 464201. E-mail: redgrit@clara.co.uk.

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For Sale

Beautiful, enormous cream Knole sofa, matching chairs, sat on 5 times! Cost £5,000 will sell for £2,000 ono due to moving; Stihl petrol strimmer £100; Stihl petrol hedgecutters £100; Jonased chainsaw and protective gear £110. Many other items too. Tel.: 01844 238234, or e-mail: emie@aprendalo.co.uk. n

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