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Busan Restoration
입력 2014.08.27 (14:06) 수정 2014.08.27 (19:48) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

Restoration work has begun in Busan after heavy rain pounded the southern port city. A record precipitation has inflicted devastating damage. Soldiers have also joined in the restoration efforts.

[Pkg]

Dikes have burst open and all that remains are marks left by gushing water on the bottom of a reservoir.Flooding muddy water has plastered a bridge with its yellowish color.Stores that were bombarded by flash floods are littered with soaking wet household items.There is no end to the cleaning. Victims attempt to sweep out the water and salvage whatever articles they can, but they have no one to blame but mother nature.

[Soundbite] LEE BOK-JA(Citizen) : "I don't know where to start or what to clean. I'm beside myself to experiencing such enormous damage."

A middle school that was hit hard by the downpour is undergoing work to restore its facilities.Rainwater is scooped out from the buildings, but it appears to be an endless task.

[Soundbite] LEE DONG-HYEON(Deputy Principal, Yangdeog Girls’ Middle School) : "The school meal truck needs to come in now but if the road isn't restored, this will raisea problem with students' meals."
The entire school schedule will be affected.

A retaining wall has collapsed at this devastating site.Local residents heave sighs of frustration at the sight of cars stuck in the most outrageous locations.

[Soundbite] LEE JEOM-MOO(Citizen) : "20-30 cm of mud remains in the basement, preventing water from draining, and soldiers are having a hard time pumping the water out."

It's been three days since record rains hit Busan and arduous restoration work continues.

2. Chuseok Scramble

[Anchor Lead]

Only ten days remain until Chuseok. But retailers are scrambling to bring fruits and rice to consumers in time for the holiday celebration, because this year's unusually early Chuseok and the recent bad weather have disrupted the agricultural supply chain.

[Pkg]

The Chuseok store display for newly harvest rice remains empty.Apple and pear gift sets, which should have been delivered last week, arrived this week. But their numbers are not enough.It has rained almost every other day this month, disrupting supplies of agricultural products.

[Soundbite] LEE JONG-HYEOK(Manager, Supermarket) : "The non-stop rain is causing problems with the of the apples and fruit display. The rain is also making rice harvesting and polishing difficult."

It's not easy for stores to meet the demands for pre-ordered harvest gift sets.It's even harder to supply large, undamaged fruits for memorial services. This is causing much delay in the shipping of gift boxes.It is also hard to determine fruit prices, so retailers are unable to give exact prices on their catalogs.Even when retailers are able to stockthese products much of the fruit was damaged by rainstormsor already beginning to spoil.

[Soundbite] SEO SANG-CHEOL(Manager, Supermarket) : "One blemish on a piece of fruit could lowers its quality. That's why we're checking the produce every day.'

The early arrival of Chuseok and the autumn rainstorms have put retailers in a state of emergency.

3. Fugitive Arrested

[Anchor Lead]

The police have arrested a man who’d been wearing an ankle monitor and was wanted for sexually assaulting a woman while wearing and then going on the lam. An eyewitness report has been the key to the fugitive's arrest.

[Pkg]

On the second day of an open search, police transferred a fugitive known by his surname Han to the Gwangju Police Department in Gyeonggi Province.Han had been on a public wanted list for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in an alley in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province on Saturday night.He was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the crime, but he discarded it after committing the act, and was on the run from police until his capture.

[Soundbite] "Do you admit to the robbery and rape charges? ... Do you feel sorry for the victim? ..."

An eyewitness report played a crucial role in Han's arrest.Around 5:30 yesterday afternoon, police received a report that a man matching Han's description was spotted near the Yangji village office in the city of Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.Officers were dispatched to the reported neighborhood and captured Han loitering nearby.Han was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2008 for armed robbery and had served time before being paroled on July 30th on the condition that he wear an ankle monitor for six months.But he again committed a crime not even a month after his release and was captured three days after his latest felony.The police will question Han about his motives for the crime and whereabouts during his flight before requesting an arrest warrant.

4. Fertility rate

[Anchor Lead]

Korea’s fertility rate, or the number of children a woman gives birth to during her lifetime, dropped to 1.19 last year. A new report claims that if this birth rate continues, Koreans could go extinct in the next 700 years or so.

[Pkg]

JeongEun-jeong is a mother of three, including a pair of toddlers aged 2 and 3. She says her children provide much joy, but she also worries about finances.

[Soundbite] JEONG EUN-JEONG(Mother of three) : "The joy you receive from each and every child is immeasurable. But I do expect some financial difficulties from education costs down the road."

Reflecting such concerns, the birthrate last year was 8.6 per 1,000 people, the lowest it has been in Korea since 1970.With more people choosing to raise families later in life, as well as rising childcare costs, few couples have more than one child.

[Soundbite] SONG SANG-YEON(Mother of one) : "I can't afford to have another child when I think about childcare and education expenses."

If Korea's super low birth rate continues, the entire population of the Republic of Korea may become extinct by 2750.Experts point out that government incentives for three-child families must expand to include two-child homes as well.

[Soundbite] LEE SAN-SIK(Inst. for Health & Social Affairs) : "If each couple had two children, low birth rates wouldn’tbe an issue at all. It's necessary that government measures change drastically to encouragemore births."

It costs around 300,000 dollars to raise a child until their university graduation. More measures have been called upon to address Korea's super low birth rate.

5. Lake Sihwa

[Anchor Lead]

Lake Sihwa was once regarded a symbol of environmental pollution. But thanks to arduous efforts to revive the lake and nature's own healing powers, it's become home to a beautiful manmade wetland that could soon be registered as a Ramsar wetland.

[Pkg]

These wetlands located near Lake Sihwa are the largest man-made wetlands in Asia.They're home to the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered species whose global population has dwindled to only two thousand.Also found here are the graceful whooper swans, which are a natural monument of Korea.Chinese mitten crabs were hard to find here after a seawall was built in the area, but they're back now, as are Seoul pond frogs, also an endangered species.

[Soundbite] ChOE JONG-IN(Volunteer, Ansan City Official) : "These species live here because the conditions are right for them."

A man-made wetland was created here in 1997 to purify and restore the severely polluted Lake Sihwa.It demonstrates the amazing healing powers of Mother Nature.The Ansan City government has officially requested aid from the Korean government to designate one man-made wetland and one natural wetland in the Lake Sihwa area as Ramsar wetlands because they're home to dozens of endangered animal species and natural monuments.

[Soundbite] JE JONG-GIL(Ansan Mayor) : "Many migratory birds and protected amphibianand reptile species live there now because it provides a natural habitat for them and the water quality is good as well."

So far, there are no man-made wetlands designated as Ramsar wetlands in Korea.Lake Sihwa is transforming from a symbol of environmental pollution to one of healing and restoration.

6. Foreign Volunteers

[Anchor Lead]

Foreign students studying in Korea are helping local farmers who have a hard time finding workers. The foreign students say they just want to repay the kindness they have received so far in Korea.

[Pkg]

Foreign students in Korea are helping to weed out a balloon flower field under the scorching sun.Another group are working in a greenhouse. They clean piles of chives that were swept away by the rain and tend to the crops.Theyalso sow cucumber seedlings.Despite the sultry weather, the students do their best to help thefarmers.

[Soundbite] (Student from Egypt attending Seoul National University) : "It's a rewarding experience. All I can say is that it's fun to be able to work with students from other countries. I love it."

The farmers say they're grateful to these young people, as many are short on help during this busy season.

[Soundbite] NA GI-BOK(Farmer) : "We are very understaffed. These students, who came from abroad, are helping us to sowcucumbers and do other work. It's very helpful."

Forty college students from 14 countries are volunteering with farms in Korea.Most of them are come from countries such as Pakistan, Vietnam and Ethiopia.They came to Korea to learn about Korean culture and technology.

[Soundbite] Prof. CHUNG TAI-MYEONG(Sungkyunkwan University) : "I believe it's a good opportunity for the students to learn about Korean farms and Korea as a whole."

Through their volunteering, the students will gain more experience in Korea and can hopefully apply these skills in their home countries.

7. Fukushima Compensation

[Anchor Lead]

For the first time, a Japanese court has handed down a ruling ordering compensation to the family of a Japanese citizen who committed suicide following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. A barrage of similar law suits are expected to follow.

[Pkg]

It's been three years and five months since the nuclear fallout at the Fukushima power plant, and villages near the plant are still left as devastated as they were at the time of the accident.The pain of the affected residents continues to increase to this day.

[Soundbite] YOSHIHIRO(Displaced Victim) : "The most brutal part is that I'm living this hard life when I have a home."

Some 3,000 displaced Japanese people have died so far due to the mental repercussions from the incident and the pain of having to leave their hometown.Hamako Watanabe is one of the victims. She took her own life four months after the nuclear disaster as she suffered from severe depression. A Fukushima district court has ruled that the nuclear operator pay her family some 482-thousand US dollars in compensation as the suicide was caused by the nuclear incident.It's the first ever ruling recognizing a causal relationship between the accident and death of an affected citizen.

[Soundbite] MIKIO(Bereaved Family Member) : "I hope that Tokyo Electric Power Co. sincerely accepts the verdict and issues an apology."

Approximately 260-thousand Fukushima residents remain displaced and live elsewhere with no promise of ever returning home.Some 100 of them who moved to Osaka or Kyoto since the nuclear incident plan to file a collective lawsuit next month. Similar lawsuits by victims and families demanding compensation are expected to follow.

8. Black Beans

[Anchor Lead]

Black beans are a super food that slow down aging and help you lose weight. Let's learn more about how to enjoy black beans and how they differ from other types of soy beans.

[Pkg]

A bowl of noodles in chilled soy milk is a refreshing solution to the summer heat for many Koreans. Unlike the milky liquid of ordinary soy beans, this soup is darker with black specks. That's because it's noodles in black bean soup.

[Soundbite] KIM KI-EUN(Customer) : "Because it's made from black beans, it is thicker and nuttier"

[Soundbite] KOH JAE-GEUM(Customer) : "Eating lots of black beans supposedly prevents the hair from going white. They are also very nutritious."

It's not that hard to make black bean soup. Select fresh and hard black beans and soak them in water for about five hours. Then cook the beans for around 20 minutes and grind them in a blender. You can just drink the ground black beans like soy milk or pour it over noodles or try it North Korean style and mix it with rice. Everything tastes better with the nutty black bean soup. Now let's find out about the healthful benefits of black beans from a professor of food science and nutrition.

[Soundbite] Prof. KIM HYE-YOUNG(Yongin University) : "The lectin in black beans helps improve the immune system weakened by a summer cold. Rich in isoflavones, which are plant-based organic estrogen, black beans also help relieve women's menopause symptoms and hair loss. Also, the linoleic acid, lecithin, saponin, and anthocyanin in black beans not only relieve fatigue but also help break down fat to help with weight loss."

There are many different varieties of black beans. The heuktae variety is the largest among the black beans. It has the yellowish inside and is used to make a side dish called kongjaban, or beans in soy sauce. Seoritae is so named because it is harvested at the time of the first frost. Its inside is light green and it has a very nutty flavor, making it a perfect addition to rice or rice cakes. Seoritae beans are also used often to make cheonggukjang or fermented beans. But even the best of the beans may not be all good for some people. The saponin substance in black beans has a great cancer-fighting property, but it also facilitates the body's discharge of iodine, so people with thyroid problems should be aware of it before consuming black beans. It is advised that black beans be eaten with iodine-rich seaweed to supplement the iodine loss. Cooked or ground black beans are better for digestion and nutrient absorption. Make black bean milk by blending cooked beans, milk and banana. Or make black bean pancakes by grinding soaked black beans and mixing it with flour and other ingredients like chopped onion and kimchi. Pan-fry the mixture until both sides turn golden brown. The pan-frying process removes the raw taste of beans and enhances the nuttiness. These black bean pancakes can be eaten by themselves as a hearty snack or enjoyed with rice as a side dish.

[Soundbite] JEONG EUN-JEONG(Homemaker) : "The beans make it taste mild and nutty. Even children who don't like beans can enjoy it, so try making it at home."

Packed with nutrition, black beans perk up your appetite and help keep you healthy. So include more black beans in your diet to keep yourself lean and strong.
  • Busan Restoration
    • 입력 2014-08-27 14:16:30
    • 수정2014-08-27 19:48:01
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

Restoration work has begun in Busan after heavy rain pounded the southern port city. A record precipitation has inflicted devastating damage. Soldiers have also joined in the restoration efforts.

[Pkg]

Dikes have burst open and all that remains are marks left by gushing water on the bottom of a reservoir.Flooding muddy water has plastered a bridge with its yellowish color.Stores that were bombarded by flash floods are littered with soaking wet household items.There is no end to the cleaning. Victims attempt to sweep out the water and salvage whatever articles they can, but they have no one to blame but mother nature.

[Soundbite] LEE BOK-JA(Citizen) : "I don't know where to start or what to clean. I'm beside myself to experiencing such enormous damage."

A middle school that was hit hard by the downpour is undergoing work to restore its facilities.Rainwater is scooped out from the buildings, but it appears to be an endless task.

[Soundbite] LEE DONG-HYEON(Deputy Principal, Yangdeog Girls’ Middle School) : "The school meal truck needs to come in now but if the road isn't restored, this will raisea problem with students' meals."
The entire school schedule will be affected.

A retaining wall has collapsed at this devastating site.Local residents heave sighs of frustration at the sight of cars stuck in the most outrageous locations.

[Soundbite] LEE JEOM-MOO(Citizen) : "20-30 cm of mud remains in the basement, preventing water from draining, and soldiers are having a hard time pumping the water out."

It's been three days since record rains hit Busan and arduous restoration work continues.

2. Chuseok Scramble

[Anchor Lead]

Only ten days remain until Chuseok. But retailers are scrambling to bring fruits and rice to consumers in time for the holiday celebration, because this year's unusually early Chuseok and the recent bad weather have disrupted the agricultural supply chain.

[Pkg]

The Chuseok store display for newly harvest rice remains empty.Apple and pear gift sets, which should have been delivered last week, arrived this week. But their numbers are not enough.It has rained almost every other day this month, disrupting supplies of agricultural products.

[Soundbite] LEE JONG-HYEOK(Manager, Supermarket) : "The non-stop rain is causing problems with the of the apples and fruit display. The rain is also making rice harvesting and polishing difficult."

It's not easy for stores to meet the demands for pre-ordered harvest gift sets.It's even harder to supply large, undamaged fruits for memorial services. This is causing much delay in the shipping of gift boxes.It is also hard to determine fruit prices, so retailers are unable to give exact prices on their catalogs.Even when retailers are able to stockthese products much of the fruit was damaged by rainstormsor already beginning to spoil.

[Soundbite] SEO SANG-CHEOL(Manager, Supermarket) : "One blemish on a piece of fruit could lowers its quality. That's why we're checking the produce every day.'

The early arrival of Chuseok and the autumn rainstorms have put retailers in a state of emergency.

3. Fugitive Arrested

[Anchor Lead]

The police have arrested a man who’d been wearing an ankle monitor and was wanted for sexually assaulting a woman while wearing and then going on the lam. An eyewitness report has been the key to the fugitive's arrest.

[Pkg]

On the second day of an open search, police transferred a fugitive known by his surname Han to the Gwangju Police Department in Gyeonggi Province.Han had been on a public wanted list for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in an alley in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province on Saturday night.He was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the crime, but he discarded it after committing the act, and was on the run from police until his capture.

[Soundbite] "Do you admit to the robbery and rape charges? ... Do you feel sorry for the victim? ..."

An eyewitness report played a crucial role in Han's arrest.Around 5:30 yesterday afternoon, police received a report that a man matching Han's description was spotted near the Yangji village office in the city of Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.Officers were dispatched to the reported neighborhood and captured Han loitering nearby.Han was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2008 for armed robbery and had served time before being paroled on July 30th on the condition that he wear an ankle monitor for six months.But he again committed a crime not even a month after his release and was captured three days after his latest felony.The police will question Han about his motives for the crime and whereabouts during his flight before requesting an arrest warrant.

4. Fertility rate

[Anchor Lead]

Korea’s fertility rate, or the number of children a woman gives birth to during her lifetime, dropped to 1.19 last year. A new report claims that if this birth rate continues, Koreans could go extinct in the next 700 years or so.

[Pkg]

JeongEun-jeong is a mother of three, including a pair of toddlers aged 2 and 3. She says her children provide much joy, but she also worries about finances.

[Soundbite] JEONG EUN-JEONG(Mother of three) : "The joy you receive from each and every child is immeasurable. But I do expect some financial difficulties from education costs down the road."

Reflecting such concerns, the birthrate last year was 8.6 per 1,000 people, the lowest it has been in Korea since 1970.With more people choosing to raise families later in life, as well as rising childcare costs, few couples have more than one child.

[Soundbite] SONG SANG-YEON(Mother of one) : "I can't afford to have another child when I think about childcare and education expenses."

If Korea's super low birth rate continues, the entire population of the Republic of Korea may become extinct by 2750.Experts point out that government incentives for three-child families must expand to include two-child homes as well.

[Soundbite] LEE SAN-SIK(Inst. for Health & Social Affairs) : "If each couple had two children, low birth rates wouldn’tbe an issue at all. It's necessary that government measures change drastically to encouragemore births."

It costs around 300,000 dollars to raise a child until their university graduation. More measures have been called upon to address Korea's super low birth rate.

5. Lake Sihwa

[Anchor Lead]

Lake Sihwa was once regarded a symbol of environmental pollution. But thanks to arduous efforts to revive the lake and nature's own healing powers, it's become home to a beautiful manmade wetland that could soon be registered as a Ramsar wetland.

[Pkg]

These wetlands located near Lake Sihwa are the largest man-made wetlands in Asia.They're home to the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered species whose global population has dwindled to only two thousand.Also found here are the graceful whooper swans, which are a natural monument of Korea.Chinese mitten crabs were hard to find here after a seawall was built in the area, but they're back now, as are Seoul pond frogs, also an endangered species.

[Soundbite] ChOE JONG-IN(Volunteer, Ansan City Official) : "These species live here because the conditions are right for them."

A man-made wetland was created here in 1997 to purify and restore the severely polluted Lake Sihwa.It demonstrates the amazing healing powers of Mother Nature.The Ansan City government has officially requested aid from the Korean government to designate one man-made wetland and one natural wetland in the Lake Sihwa area as Ramsar wetlands because they're home to dozens of endangered animal species and natural monuments.

[Soundbite] JE JONG-GIL(Ansan Mayor) : "Many migratory birds and protected amphibianand reptile species live there now because it provides a natural habitat for them and the water quality is good as well."

So far, there are no man-made wetlands designated as Ramsar wetlands in Korea.Lake Sihwa is transforming from a symbol of environmental pollution to one of healing and restoration.

6. Foreign Volunteers

[Anchor Lead]

Foreign students studying in Korea are helping local farmers who have a hard time finding workers. The foreign students say they just want to repay the kindness they have received so far in Korea.

[Pkg]

Foreign students in Korea are helping to weed out a balloon flower field under the scorching sun.Another group are working in a greenhouse. They clean piles of chives that were swept away by the rain and tend to the crops.Theyalso sow cucumber seedlings.Despite the sultry weather, the students do their best to help thefarmers.

[Soundbite] (Student from Egypt attending Seoul National University) : "It's a rewarding experience. All I can say is that it's fun to be able to work with students from other countries. I love it."

The farmers say they're grateful to these young people, as many are short on help during this busy season.

[Soundbite] NA GI-BOK(Farmer) : "We are very understaffed. These students, who came from abroad, are helping us to sowcucumbers and do other work. It's very helpful."

Forty college students from 14 countries are volunteering with farms in Korea.Most of them are come from countries such as Pakistan, Vietnam and Ethiopia.They came to Korea to learn about Korean culture and technology.

[Soundbite] Prof. CHUNG TAI-MYEONG(Sungkyunkwan University) : "I believe it's a good opportunity for the students to learn about Korean farms and Korea as a whole."

Through their volunteering, the students will gain more experience in Korea and can hopefully apply these skills in their home countries.

7. Fukushima Compensation

[Anchor Lead]

For the first time, a Japanese court has handed down a ruling ordering compensation to the family of a Japanese citizen who committed suicide following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. A barrage of similar law suits are expected to follow.

[Pkg]

It's been three years and five months since the nuclear fallout at the Fukushima power plant, and villages near the plant are still left as devastated as they were at the time of the accident.The pain of the affected residents continues to increase to this day.

[Soundbite] YOSHIHIRO(Displaced Victim) : "The most brutal part is that I'm living this hard life when I have a home."

Some 3,000 displaced Japanese people have died so far due to the mental repercussions from the incident and the pain of having to leave their hometown.Hamako Watanabe is one of the victims. She took her own life four months after the nuclear disaster as she suffered from severe depression. A Fukushima district court has ruled that the nuclear operator pay her family some 482-thousand US dollars in compensation as the suicide was caused by the nuclear incident.It's the first ever ruling recognizing a causal relationship between the accident and death of an affected citizen.

[Soundbite] MIKIO(Bereaved Family Member) : "I hope that Tokyo Electric Power Co. sincerely accepts the verdict and issues an apology."

Approximately 260-thousand Fukushima residents remain displaced and live elsewhere with no promise of ever returning home.Some 100 of them who moved to Osaka or Kyoto since the nuclear incident plan to file a collective lawsuit next month. Similar lawsuits by victims and families demanding compensation are expected to follow.

8. Black Beans

[Anchor Lead]

Black beans are a super food that slow down aging and help you lose weight. Let's learn more about how to enjoy black beans and how they differ from other types of soy beans.

[Pkg]

A bowl of noodles in chilled soy milk is a refreshing solution to the summer heat for many Koreans. Unlike the milky liquid of ordinary soy beans, this soup is darker with black specks. That's because it's noodles in black bean soup.

[Soundbite] KIM KI-EUN(Customer) : "Because it's made from black beans, it is thicker and nuttier"

[Soundbite] KOH JAE-GEUM(Customer) : "Eating lots of black beans supposedly prevents the hair from going white. They are also very nutritious."

It's not that hard to make black bean soup. Select fresh and hard black beans and soak them in water for about five hours. Then cook the beans for around 20 minutes and grind them in a blender. You can just drink the ground black beans like soy milk or pour it over noodles or try it North Korean style and mix it with rice. Everything tastes better with the nutty black bean soup. Now let's find out about the healthful benefits of black beans from a professor of food science and nutrition.

[Soundbite] Prof. KIM HYE-YOUNG(Yongin University) : "The lectin in black beans helps improve the immune system weakened by a summer cold. Rich in isoflavones, which are plant-based organic estrogen, black beans also help relieve women's menopause symptoms and hair loss. Also, the linoleic acid, lecithin, saponin, and anthocyanin in black beans not only relieve fatigue but also help break down fat to help with weight loss."

There are many different varieties of black beans. The heuktae variety is the largest among the black beans. It has the yellowish inside and is used to make a side dish called kongjaban, or beans in soy sauce. Seoritae is so named because it is harvested at the time of the first frost. Its inside is light green and it has a very nutty flavor, making it a perfect addition to rice or rice cakes. Seoritae beans are also used often to make cheonggukjang or fermented beans. But even the best of the beans may not be all good for some people. The saponin substance in black beans has a great cancer-fighting property, but it also facilitates the body's discharge of iodine, so people with thyroid problems should be aware of it before consuming black beans. It is advised that black beans be eaten with iodine-rich seaweed to supplement the iodine loss. Cooked or ground black beans are better for digestion and nutrient absorption. Make black bean milk by blending cooked beans, milk and banana. Or make black bean pancakes by grinding soaked black beans and mixing it with flour and other ingredients like chopped onion and kimchi. Pan-fry the mixture until both sides turn golden brown. The pan-frying process removes the raw taste of beans and enhances the nuttiness. These black bean pancakes can be eaten by themselves as a hearty snack or enjoyed with rice as a side dish.

[Soundbite] JEONG EUN-JEONG(Homemaker) : "The beans make it taste mild and nutty. Even children who don't like beans can enjoy it, so try making it at home."

Packed with nutrition, black beans perk up your appetite and help keep you healthy. So include more black beans in your diet to keep yourself lean and strong.
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