35mm Motion Picture Film Making, Session I

Tuition: $900 ($800 members), plus $70 materials fee

Workshop for six participants

Get hands-on experience making black-and-white 35mm perforated film stock. This workshop is scheduled so those attending the Nitrate Picture Show over the weekend (May 5–7) can arrive early to learn how to make film. Workshop tuition includes a weekend pass to the film festival. The group will make a gelatin silver bromide emulsion, coat acetate film base, then slit and perforate it. Using a Bell & Howell Eyemo 35mm motion picture camera, participants will shoot this film in the same historic gardens filmed by George Eastman and Thomas Edison nearly a century ago.

We will then chemically process the film, and participants will travel to the museum’s off-site digital preservation lab and watch as the film is digitally scanned and inverted for viewing as a positive motion picture. Participants will take home the negative film clips they make and a video assemblage of all of the positive film scenes.

Each participant will receive a manual written by Mark Osterman with all formulas and instructions to make the emulsion used during this workshop.

Audience: Limited to six, this four-day workshop is designed for those who want to gain a strong understanding of the making of motion picture film. No experience necessary. This workshop is expected to sell out quickly.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session start date will receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days before a workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $119 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.

During the workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.


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Fines Total More Than $48,000

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) is reminding employers to ensure workplaces are safe and that workers are trained to perform their duties safely after a workplace was prosecuted for violations under The Workplace Safety and Health Act.

On Sept. 10, 2014, a Maxim Transportation Services Inc. worker experienced burns to his face and left forearm while utilizing an oxygen acetylene cutting torch to cut a hole on the top of a metal 45-gallon barrel.  As soon as the torch pierced the top of the barrel, flames shot out a filler hole burning the worker’s face and arm.  The barrel had not been properly purged of its flammable contents prior to the task being performed.

On March 23, 2017, the employer plead guilty under Section 4(1)(a) of The Workplace Safety and Health Act C.C.S.M. c. W210 to the charge of failing to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety, health, and welfare of its worker and was ordered to pay $48,750 in fines and surcharges.

When a workplace incident occurs, WSH may conduct an investigation and can recommend prosecution if it is determined that non-compliance to Manitoba’s safety and health laws contributed to the incident having occurred.  More information on WSH and The Workplace Safety and Health Act is available at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/index.html.

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Texas Tech to Host Screening of ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’

The Texas Tech University Office of LGBTQIA with support from the Women’s Studies Program will host a screening of “A Very Sordid Wedding” at 8:30 p.m. Monday (April 24) in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building. Writer and director Del Shores will hold a Q&A session with the audience following the screening.

The film is a sequel to Shores’ “Sordid Lives,” a play and later film adaption that became a cult phenomenon. The film deals with coming out in a conservative, Southern world. “Sordid Lives” won six best feature and 13 audience awards at various film festivals, and its success spurred a prequel TV series.

“Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t write me asking me for more ‘Sordid Lives’,” Shores said. “So many of my LGBTQ fans, of all ages, have come out to their folks by showing them ‘Sordid Lives’, because the humor helped them share their own story.”

Set 17 years after the original movie, “A Very Sordid Wedding” explores the questions, bigotry and fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not ready to accept it.

I am excited to bring my characters up to July 2015 where they are hit with the reality of Texas having full equality,” Shores said. “I wanted to contrast affirming churches and organizations like Faith in America with the hypocritical bigotry that is still being spewed from pulpits represented by the ‘Anti-Equality Rally’ in the film.”

Bigoted “religious freedom,” marriage equality and cultural acceptance are all explored with Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy, and his much beloved “Sordid Lives” characters deal with these important current social issues and the process of acceptance.

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“This film’s raucous, campy humor pushes viewers’ awareness to the experiences of queer people through laughter,” said Jody Randall, administrator of the Office of LGBTQIA. “Hosting a screening and writer and director Del Shores is a treat for us and the area.”

Shores has written, directed and produced for film, network and cable television and theater. Other award winning works of his include “Southern Baptist Sissies,” “Blues for Willadean,” and “Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?).” He has won numerous awards from GLAAD, the NAACP, the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, Los Angeles Weekly and Backstage.

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Started in 1981, the Women’s Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women’s Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women’s Studies. A minor in Women’s Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.

Allegiant Reports March 2017 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2017 / / — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March 2017 and first quarter 2017. 

„March unit revenue came in lighter than expected,” stated Lukas Johnson, SVP, commercial.  „The uniqueness of Easter shifting further into April led to monthly and quarterly TRASM underperformance of our guided range.  Second quarter bookings continue to look strong and neutralizing for the Easter shift, the combination of March and April is expected to produce positive unit revenue growth versus the same period last year.  In addition, we still expect second quarter TRASM to be positive and will provide greater detail on our earnings call on April 25.  We are also guiding third quarter ASMs to grow between three and seven percent.  This has always been the 2017 plan as we ramp up the level of MD-80 spares for the summer.  We are still on schedule to grow full year 2017 ASMs between eight and twelve percent.”

TRASM impact

Initial Q1 2017 TRASM guidance

(3.5) to (1.5)%

Impact on March of Easter in April versus previous expectations


Impact of weather and operations


Assumed continued strength in demand from Q1


Revised Q1 2017 TRASM guidance

(4.8) to (4.4)%

Preliminary Financial Results


February 2017 actual year-over-year

  Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change


March 2017 estimated year-over-year TRASM change

(4.4%) to (4.0%)

1st quarter 2017 estimated year-over-year TRASM change

(4.8%) to (4.4%)

$ per gallon

March 2017 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system


$ per gallon

1st quarter 2017 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system


Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision

Cost guidance

1st quarter 2017

Cost per available seat mile excluding fuel (CASM-ex fuel) – year over year change

11.6 to 12.0%

Fixed fee and other revenue guidance

1st quarter 2017

Fixed fee revenue and other revenue (millions)

$18.4 to $19.4

About Allegiant

Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.


Note: This news release was accurate at the date of issuance. However, information contained in the release may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

For further information please visit the company’s investor website:  http://ir.allegiantair.com

Reference to the Company’s website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this news release.

Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only estimates or predictions based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include our statements regarding future departure and capacity growth. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words „guidance”,”believe,” „expect,” „anticipate,” „intend,” „plan,” „estimate,” „project,” „hope” or similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements generally may be found in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to us today and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

To view the original version on , visit:http://www. .com/news-releases/allegiant-reports-march-2017-traffic-300437631.html

SOURCE Allegiant Travel Company

Allegiant Media Contact: Hilarie Grey, e-mail: mediarelations@allegiantair.com; Investor Inquiries: Chris Allen, e-mail:ir@allegiantair.com


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Budget Decision-making will Continue to Engage the Input, Recommendations of Manitobans: Friesen

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen today released the report of the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Performance, a panel established by government to provide recommendations as part of the development of Budget 2017 that reflect the advice provided by Manitobans, and the conclusions of value-for-money and sustainability reports assessment of core government programs and services.

“Our government’s unprecedented outreach to Manitobans for their input on Budget 2017 and the work of the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Performance have resulted in recommended actions that will ensure the sustainability of the services that our citizens and their families rely upon,” said Friesen.  “We are pleased to accept the report of the advisory panel and to commit to Manitobans that we will make quality engagement and input from Manitoba families, businesses and front-line workers part of the pre-budget process each year.

The panel – comprised of co-chairs Dave Angus and Janice McKinnon and members Mike Sykes, Ardith Sigurdson and Joanne Sullivan – reviewed reports commissioned by the Manitoba government on both health-care innovation and fiscal performance, recommendations of the Red Tape Reduction Task Force, as well as written and online submissions from Manitobans received during the pre-budget consultation process.

The report identifies the challenges associated with Manitoba’s current fiscal situation, the risks to the province’s long-term financial stability and outlines the panel’s identified opportunities for reinventing government. 

“The negative momentum of the increasing deficit has reached a point where, if it is allowed to continue, there will be dire consequences for Manitobans.  The problems with the fiscal situation are many,” reads The Report of the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Performance.  “The process followed for the drafting of Budget 2017, which included engagement and analysis of materials and input from Manitobans, has set the stage for progress to be made.  There is an opportunity to move forward in a direction that will make a positive difference for Manitobans.”

Manitoba Finance also released a summary of the interactions with Manitobans that made up the pre-budget consultation period between Sept. 28 and Dec. 1, 2016.  Input and ideas were received through five community meetings, written submissions to the finance minister’s office and online through the province’s interactive and innovative budget website, www.YourProvinceYourPlan.ca.

Manitoba was the first province to feature an interactive online tool that allowed Manitobans to build their own provincial budget while seeing how their personal priorities and decisions impacted Manitoba’s 2016-17 $890 million core government deficit, Friesen said.  Key themes included opportunities for innovation in front-line services, improving education outcomes, investing in infrastructure as well as finding ways to reduce waste, inefficiency and unnecessary administrative costs.

“Our government continues to focus on fiscal management and deficit reduction through necessary but difficult decisions that will allow us to provide better services and lower taxes for Manitobans as well as security for front-line workers,” said Friesen.  “It is very clear from the response we received during the pre-budget consultations that Manitobans recognize the status quo is not sustainable and want to be part of the solution.  We will continue to improve upon our engagement with Manitobans to ensure that the decisions of government are grounded in the advice of our citizens.”

Previous biographical information about the panel members can be found at: http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=40090&posted=2016-12-07.

Additional information regarding the input of the panel on the pre-budget process can be found at:

The Report of the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Performance can be found at: www.gov.mb.ca/prebudget/fiscalperformance.html.

The summary of the Manitobans’ contributions to the pre-budget consultation process can be found at www.yourprovinceyourplan.ca.

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Italian Film Festival USA features: Italo (Italo Barocco)

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 4:00pm

What: Italian Film Festival USA features: Italo (Italo Barocco), Director Alessia Scarso, Drama, 2014, 90 min.

When: Sunday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street, Theater 1

Cost: Free Admission

Film Synopsis: Based upon the heart-warming true story of Italo, a stray dog that wandered into a small Sicilian town, and Meno, a shy young boy.

Join the Department of World Languages and Literature as they present nine recent Italian films and a program of short films at the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Portland.

Films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street, on the campus of Portland State University. Co-sponsored by Caffè Umbria, Customized Journeys, Nostrana, and Mucca; in collaboration with the Portland State University’s Department of World Languages and Literatures, and the Associazione Culturale Italiana Portland.

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Educating Manitobans is Key: Squires

The Manitoba government will recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month by raising awareness, sharing information about available resources and fostering a greater understanding of consent, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today.

“Manitoba has a high rate of sexual violence and sexual assault against women and girls.  Unfortunately, many victims don’t feel comfortable coming forward to report these incidents,” said Squires.  “We must change the dialogue to support survivors.”

According to a Statistics Canada’s Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, there were 1,356 police-reported sexual assaults in Manitoba in 2015, a rate of more than 104 sexual violence victims for every 100,000 people.  The national rate is approximately 59 victims per 100,000 people.  Statistics Canada’s 2014 General Social Survey on Victimization shows 95 per cent of sexual assaults nationally are not reported to police.

It is important for all of us to think about how we can prevent sexual violence to keep women and girls safe in Manitoba, and what we can do individually and collectively to support survivors,” said Squires.  “One approach we can all take is to become more informed on what consent means.”

The Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat is hosting two information sessions in April:

  • Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault – What You Need to Know, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, 445 King St. (Event Hall).  Speakers include representatives from Ka Ni Kanichihk, Klinic, Manitoba Victim Services, Manitoba Prosecution Service, RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service.

  • Creating a Culture of Consent – Experiences from Working with Kids, Youth and Adults, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, Brandon University (Louis Riel Room).  Panelists include representatives from Brandon University, Brandon Pride, the Sexuality Education Resource Centre and Women’s Resource Centre.

Members of the public are asked to RSVP by phoning 204-945-6281 or 1-800-263-0234 (toll free) or emailing msw@gov.mb.ca.  Both sessions are available via webinar by registering at www.manitoba.ca/msw.

Manitobans are encouraged to visit www.gov.mb.ca/youarenotalone for information on consent, how to report an assault and resources to support survivors of sexual violence.

The government will use social media to share information all month of April.  Manitobans can participate in the discussion using the hashtags #Consent, #SAAM2017, #EndSV, #SupportSurvivors, #ConsentCulture and #YouAreNotAlone.

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Barco to install flagship laser fleet across all Reel Cinemas screens in Dubai

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Following its successful deployment of Barco flagship laser projectors in The Dubai Mall Cineplex last year, Reel Cinemas is now adding 19 flagship laser projectors to its portfolio. In addition, Reel Cinemas has invested in Barco Escape, Barco’s three-screen panoramic movie theater.

Reel Cinemas, the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, does its utmost to provide moviegoers with an incomparable cinema experience. That is why they created the largest all-flagship laser cinema in the world in 2016.

“As part of our continued commitment to provide unparalleled cinematic experiences for our guests, we invest in the most advanced projection technology: Barco flagship laser,” said Adon Quinn, ‎Senior Director at Reel Cinemas. “We quickly understood we had made the right choice and are cementing our position as a top provider for cinematic experiences with the additional Barco installations.

Barco Gold Partner CineTech ME JLT will install the projectors this year.

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Reel Cinemas also chose to invest in the Barco Escape immersive panoramic viewing format. Installed at the largest theater at The Dubai Mall Cineplex, Barco Escape combines a 170-degree field of view with all of the vivacity and realism of Barco projection technology, giving moviegoers the most immersive, dazzling and realistic cinema experience yet.

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Vision Media Granted Exclusive Rights to Distribute „Selfie with Me” by Social Rewards

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Vision Media and Social Rewards are pleased to announce that they have penned a two-year agreement, granting exclusive rights to Vision Media to distribute Selfie with Me interactive green screen digital standees outside the USA.

Selfie with Me is an interactive green screen digital standee that embeds moviegoers into a scene, or alongside a character from a feature film that provides wide marketing reach for upcoming releases by engaging the audience with their Social Media following.

Users immediately receive a downloadable photo sent to their mobile device on a landing page with menu options for sharing across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The standee units are self-contained, require no maintenance and have built-in hot spots for data coverage with the only requirement being a traditional power outlet.

This deployment will cover both Australia and New Zealand. Peter Gaida, who has been appointed by Vision Media to drive the company’s growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, said, “We are very proud to partner with Social Rewards in the distribution of these innovative digital photo booths. Our Exhibition partners can take advantage of the engagement that Selfie with Me provides to increase dwell time in cinema foyers and generate greater patron loyalty to their cinema venue, this also provides social media options for our local studio clients to partner with us and benefit from using this modern marketing tool.”

About Vision Media

Vision Media, headquartered in Valencia, California, is the premier provider of marketing and fulfillment services to major entertainment studios and consumer products entities. Vision’s physical and digital asset management, fulfillment and distribution services, coupled with its comprehensive innovative software platforms, including our industry leading asset management sites and content distribution apps, are instrumental to what matters: our client’s marketing success. Vision is backed by CenterGate Capital, an Austin-based private equity investment firm.

About Social Rewards

Social Rewards, founded in early 2010 is a Social Media software company specializing in driving online to offline foot traffic for its’ entertainment based clientele, from social loyalty programs for casinos to the new SelfieW.me networked standee for the film industry. This technology is the first of its kind that transforms the traditional photo booth into a fully networked, green screen standee delivering photos directly to a patron’s mobile phone via mobile number or email address, collecting user data so that studios may retarget upcoming film titles to the best audience possible, the paid moviegoer.

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My Virgin Diary: Life Takes a ‘U-Turn’ at the Hostel

NEW DELHI, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

– ‘My Virgin Diary’ Movie, Reveals and Relives the North Campus Hostel Life – Nalin Singh

Brought to you by NRAI Productions

Those midnight discussions, sharing’s of almost everything possible, code words, mental outbursts and of course the unconditional support of hostellers, indeed, hostel life is full of shades and hues. That’s the reason why hostel life is considered as the best part of one’s life.

Delhi’s North Campus life has always been a thing of curiosity for the distant spectators. The legends of North Campus hostel life have been amusing generations since long. Actor-director Nalin Singh is bringing this forbidden fruit, to the audience, in the form of his out-of-the-box movie ‘My Virgin Diary which is going to be released on all the major international and national digital platforms.

The thrill of the real hostel life is somewhat beyond verbal descriptions. Nalin Singh has portrayed life in a hostel with all its bare and bitter truths. Nalin, a Hindu College pass-out and a former GTB Nagar – Kingsway Camp hostel dweller, has brought this unadulterated hostel saga to make the viewers to retrospect and introspect at a time.

“We used to have a special lingo which only we could decode. We nicknamed almost every single creature in our hostel including the gatekeeper,” reminisces Nalin. “Unlike portrayed in many Bollywood movies, including an epoch making movie ‘Three Idiots’ which is more of fun, the real hostel life has many dark shades. We were four roommates. Everyone was from a different background, everyone had their fortunes and misfortunes, but everyone had a story,” said Nalin, while revealing his ambitious upcoming celluloid project ‘My Virgin Diary‘, which is an ensemble of stories from Delhi’s North Campus hostel life. “One of my roommates had committed suicide and in this movie, I’ve tried to ascertain as to what influenced his mind.”

Praying at the virgin tree, to get rid of virginity, eying on friend’s girlfriend’s friend, forming a musical band, doing plays, beginning and ending every celebration with GPL, busting any kind of stress by’ Chai-Sutta’, applying engineering, mechanism and creativity for some bizarre Jugaads, weeping uncontrollably for some deep hidden grieves, all make hostel life an inspiring part of your life. And by the time you leave the hostel, you are ready to enter the Big Bad World!” said Nalin, nostalgically.

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Director: Nalin Singh

Editor: Mahipal Singh

Music Director: Mukesh Rajeshwari Singh

Script: Arunesh Ranjan, Nalin Singh

Lyrics: Rohit Raj

Cast: Mohit Tiwari, Julia Steffany, Rakesh Chaudhary, Barbara Campagna, Aneerudh Ganguly, Kritika Tanna, Ramesh Kundu, Agastya Arunachal, Hirdey Singh, Anuraag Awasthi, Kundan

Asst. Director: Sharon Bora (Chief), Mohit Anand, Ajay Dhar, Aditya Das, Sonali Sudan, Gamini, Angelica, Mohini Tyagi, Nikhil Singhal

Singer: Umesh Singh Matka, Kushagra Dubey, Achal Grover, Mukesh Rajeshwari Singh

Asst. Producer: Rohit Takia, Neha Kumar

Casting: Uberlatin Models, Esther Jamir

Makeup: Mithlesh

Background Score & Music Arranger: Victor Dutt

About NRAI Productions

NRAI Productions owns an entertainment and lifestyle web portal http://www.cinematop10.com. It also owns a YouTube channel ‘Bollywood news movies‘. ‘My Virgin Diary‘ is produced by ‘NRAI Productions‘ which is an audio visual production house and a sister concern of NRAI School of Mass Communication. Apart from Producing movies and short films, it has recently ventured into radio production, ad films and radio jingles.

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