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See detailDetermination of loading scenarios on buildings due to column damage
Colomer, Carles Segura; Hamra, Lotfi; D'Antimo, Marina ULg et al

in Structures (in press)

The majority of imaginable (and relevant) accidental scenarios on building structures are initiated at the ground level by a column suffering damage, mainly due to a localized explosion or a vehicle ... [more ▼]

The majority of imaginable (and relevant) accidental scenarios on building structures are initiated at the ground level by a column suffering damage, mainly due to a localized explosion or a vehicle impact. The transmitted vertical forces from the column to the structure are decisive in understanding the response of the building and are the subject of analysis of this paper. The classic definition of a column loss scenario is extended here by means of a simplified analytical approach to characterize the axial forces appearing in the column during the damage process. A simple closed-form solution is proposed to define the loading scenario on the structure and compared to the classic rectangular (un)loading approach. In certain cases, the proposed analysis shows a more unfavorable loading situation for the structure, which needs to be accounted for during design. [less ▲]

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See detailLa question de l’éducation : aiguillon des philosophies politiques. Castoriadis/Rancière.
Wustefeld, Sophie ULg

in MethIS : Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines (in press)

La démocratie reste un thème chéri par la philosophie politique contemporaine, pour l’écart entre ses théories et ses pratiques, pour la distance critique que ses théories offrent vis-à-vis des régimes ... [more ▼]

La démocratie reste un thème chéri par la philosophie politique contemporaine, pour l’écart entre ses théories et ses pratiques, pour la distance critique que ses théories offrent vis-à-vis des régimes démocratiques et de leur évolution, mais aussi parce qu’elle est un objet perpétuel de dissensus entre philosophes, au sujet duquel toute prétention à la véridiction est suspendue à sa réalisation pratique. À ce titre, la transmission de la volonté démocratique est un topos houleux de la philosophie politique contemporaine. Cette question catalyse les concepts pivots des philosophies politiques, la leur poser permet de mieux saisir les enjeux rivaux derrière une terminologie commune à plusieurs auteurs. C’est dans cette démarche que je vous propose d’examiner en miroir les philosophies de Cornélius Castoriadis et de Jacques Rancière. De plus en plus nombreux, des commentateurs rapprochent leurs pensées , qui peuvent s’appuyer sur plusieurs points communs : un attachement au concept de démocratie brandit contre les régimes parlementaires, une opposition contemporaine (quoique depuis des héritages différents) aux thèses défendues par Althusser, et une proximité de sources d’inspirations : la philosophie, le marxisme, et la psychanalyse. Partant de la manière dont cette proximité s’exprime dans la disjonction que chacun opère entre démocratie et science, je tenterai de discerner comment les inflexions qu’ils impriment aux concepts de volonté et d’égalité sous la guise des enjeux de la transmission dessinent des horizons politiques distincts, et dénotent des compréhensions antithétiques – mais indécidables dans la théorie – de ce que peut être la démocratie. [less ▲]

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See detailConstant 2-labellings and an application to (r,a,b)-covering codes
Vandomme, Elise ULg; Gravier, Sylvain

in Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory (in press)

We introduce the concept of constant 2-labelling of a vertex-weighted graph and show how it can be used to obtain perfect weighted coverings. Roughly speaking, a constant 2-labelling of a vertex-weighted ... [more ▼]

We introduce the concept of constant 2-labelling of a vertex-weighted graph and show how it can be used to obtain perfect weighted coverings. Roughly speaking, a constant 2-labelling of a vertex-weighted graph is a black and white colouring of its vertex set which preserves the sum of the weights of black vertices under some automorphisms. We study constant 2-labellings on four types of vertex-weighted cycles. Our results on cycles allow us to determine (r, a, b)-codes in Z^2 whenever |a−b|>4, r>1 and we give the precise values of a and b. This is a refinement of Axenovich’s theorem proved in 2003. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Gravity of International Crimes as a Challenge to the (Full) Protection of Human Rights before International Criminal Tribunals? A Strasbourg Perspective
Deprez, Christophe ULg

in Nordic Journal of International Law (in press)

While it goes undisputed that international criminal tribunals (ICTs) are, in general terms, bound to respect human rights standards, there is no consensus on whether their obligations should be identical ... [more ▼]

While it goes undisputed that international criminal tribunals (ICTs) are, in general terms, bound to respect human rights standards, there is no consensus on whether their obligations should be identical in scope to those of national criminal tribunals. Most commentators seem to value the idea of equality in protection for international and domestic defendants alike. Yet, according to others, the human rights obligations of ICTs should be contextualised, that is, adapted to the specificities of international justice – and most critically to the gravity of international crimes. This article seeks to shed some light on this debate. It does so, in particular, by pointing out the intrinsic flexibility of human rights, and by drawing on the practice of the European Court of Human Rights with respect to gravity-based contextualism. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Cour pénale internationale à l'épreuve du droit à la liberté
Deprez, Christophe ULg

Book published by Anthemis (in press)

Cet ouvrage procède d’une prémisse bien connue : le droit pénal, s’il contribue au maintien des droits essentiels de chacun, implique en retour l’exercice d’un certain pouvoir de contrainte sur les ... [more ▼]

Cet ouvrage procède d’une prémisse bien connue : le droit pénal, s’il contribue au maintien des droits essentiels de chacun, implique en retour l’exercice d’un certain pouvoir de contrainte sur les individus, et constitue ainsi un danger à l’égard de ces mêmes droits et libertés. La justice pénale internationale n’est, pas plus que les tribunaux nationaux, épargnée par ce « paradoxe pénal ». C’est cette conviction qui a inspiré le présent ouvrage. Son ambition est de mettre l’action de la Cour pénale internationale à l’épreuve de l’exigence de liberté. Le droit et la pratique de la Cour pénale internationale y sont ainsi successivement confrontés à sept applications concrètes de cette garantie essentielle : le droit d’être informé des raisons de sa privation de liberté, le droit d’être présenté à un juge, le droit de contester le bien-fondé de sa privation de liberté, le droit à la liberté stricto sensu, le droit d’être libéré pour raisons humanitaires, le droit d’être jugé rapidement ou libéré au cours de la procédure et, enfin, le droit à une réparation appropriée. [less ▲]

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See detailArticle 21(3) of the ICC Statute and 'Internationally Recognised Human Rights' as a Source of Mandatory Judicial Dialogue
Deprez, Christophe ULg

in Lobba, Paolo; Mariniello, Triestino (Eds.) Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals (in press)

It is a common view that a strict distinction should be maintained between human rights case law and human rights law proper. The authority of human rights norms would be general, while human rights ... [more ▼]

It is a common view that a strict distinction should be maintained between human rights case law and human rights law proper. The authority of human rights norms would be general, while human rights jurisprudence would only consist of the casuistic application of these norms to a specific case. This chapter seeks to nuance this view, with specific reference to the cross-fertilisation phenomenon before the International Criminal Court. It shows that, in its early practice, the permanent ICC has repeatedly relied on human rights case law, not because it was merely choosing to do so, but more particularly, because it considered the relevant findings to be binding as 'internationally recognised human rights' in the meaning of Article 21(3) of the Rome Statute. By focusing on these instances of mandatory reference to the practice of human rights bodies, this chapter also contributes to the existing literature on 'internationally recognised human rights', through an account of the ICC's own perspective on this crucial notion. [less ▲]

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See detailRome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Deprez, Christophe ULg

in d'Aspremont, Jean; Scobbie, Ian (Eds.) Oxford Database on International Organizations (in press)

This note discusses the background, content and overall impact on the 'common law' of international organizations of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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See detailRe-entrant Inclusions in Cellular Solids: From Defects to Reinforcements
Zorzetto, Laura ULg; Ruffoni, Davide ULg

in Composite Structures (in press)

A contrast in Poisson ratio is a possible strategy to enhance the stiffness of composite structures. In solid materials Poisson ratio is hardly tailorable unless cellular architectures are considered ... [more ▼]

A contrast in Poisson ratio is a possible strategy to enhance the stiffness of composite structures. In solid materials Poisson ratio is hardly tailorable unless cellular architectures are considered. Here, we first investigated the effect of a single re-entrant inclusion acting as a defect into a regular (non-re-entrant) honeycomb lattice. Building on this, we generated regular patterns of re-entrant inclusions into a regular hexagonal cellular matrix and we characterized the apparent stiffness and Poisson ratio of the obtained structures. We also explored the role of the intrinsic material properties of the inclusion as well as of its closest environment on the interplay between the deformations of different phases in the lattice. Our main finding is that a small fraction of re-entrant inclusions (around 12%) is sufficient to generate a substantial augmentation in stiffness (300%) at constant overall relative density and without inducing strong anisotropy. Eventually, we fabricated by 3D polyjet printing bi-material composite architectures to demonstrate the superior mechanical behavior obtained exploiting the Poisson effect. [less ▲]

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See detailProbabilistic Reliability Management Approach and Criteria for Power System Short-term Operational Planning
Karangelos, Efthymios ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Probabilistic Reliability Management Approach and Criteria for Power System Short-term Operational Planning (in press)

This paper develops a probabilistic decision making framework for reliability management in the short-term operational planning context. We build upon our recent work, which proposed a probabilistic ... [more ▼]

This paper develops a probabilistic decision making framework for reliability management in the short-term operational planning context. We build upon our recent work, which proposed a probabilistic reliability management approach and criterion (RMAC) for the latest decision making opportunity of real-time system operation. Here, we transpose the RMAC to the preceding problem instance of short-term operational planning, wherein i) risk is aggravated by the uncertainty on power injections and weather conditions, and, ii) the problem scope concerns choosing `strategic' actions (e.g., starting additional generating units, granting outage requests for maintenance, etc.) to facilitate decision making during the forthcoming real-time system operation. To anticipate on the latter, we formalize the notion of a real-time `proxy' as a simplified model of the real-time decision making context, adequately accurate for the purpose of operational planning decision making. Stating a first proposal for such a proxy, we mathematically formulate the RMAC for short-term operational planning as a multi-stage stochastic decision making problem and demonstrate its main features by case studies on a modified version of the single area IEEE RTS-96 system. [less ▲]

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See detailCurating Comics Canons: Daniel Clowes and Art Spiegelman’s Private Museums
Crucifix, Benoît ULg

in Munson, Kim (Ed.) From Panels to Frames: Comic Art in Museums (in press)

This chapter tackles cartoonist-curated exhibitions of comics, in which cartoonists select examples from comics archives to frame their own histories of comics. Le Musée privée d’Art Spiegelman is a ... [more ▼]

This chapter tackles cartoonist-curated exhibitions of comics, in which cartoonists select examples from comics archives to frame their own histories of comics. Le Musée privée d’Art Spiegelman is a large, unique exhibition that was organized at the Musée de la bande dessinée in Angoulême, in which Spiegelman proposed his ‘vision’ of comics history, while Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’s Selections from Comics History was organized at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus (Ohio), drawing on the collections from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. The analysis of exhibition design and paratexts shows how ‘their’ histories is remediated in the context of the museum, which helps framing a particular discourse on the past of comics relative to the institutional context of each exhibit. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphological integration and alternative life history strategies: a case study in a facultatively paedomorphic newt
Tomašević, Natasa; Cvijanović, Milena; Denoël, Mathieu ULg et al

in Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution (in press)

Tetrapod limbs are serially homologous structures that represent a particularly interesting model for studies on morphological integration, i.e. the tendency of developmental systems to produce correlated ... [more ▼]

Tetrapod limbs are serially homologous structures that represent a particularly interesting model for studies on morphological integration, i.e. the tendency of developmental systems to produce correlated variation. In newts, limbs develop at an early larval stage and grow continuously, including after the habitat transition from water to land following metamorphosis. However, aquatic and terrestrial environments impose different constraints and locomotor modes that could affect patterns of morphological integration and evolvability. We hypothesize that this would be the case for alternative heterochronic morphs in newts, i.e. aquatic paedomorphs that keep gills at the adult stage and adult metamorphs that are able to disperse on land. To this end, we analysed patterns and strengths of correlations between homologous skeletal elements of the fore- and hindlimbs as well as among skeletal elements within limbs in both phenotypes in the alpine newt, Ichthyosaura alpestris. Our results showed that metamorphs and paedomorphs had similar, general patterns of limb integration. Partial correlations between homologous limb elements and within limb elements were higher in paedomorphs when compared to metamorphs. Decrease in partial correlation between homologous limb elements in metamorphs is accompanied with a higher evolvability of the terrestrial morph. All these results indicate that environmental demands shaped the patterns of morphological integration of alpine newt limbs and that the observed diversity in correlation structure could be related to a qualitative difference in the modes of locomotion between the morphs. [less ▲]

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See detailA push–pull strategy to control aphids combines intercropping with semiochemical releases
Xu, Qingxuan ULg; Hatt, Séverin ULg; Chevalier Mendes Lopes, Thomas ULg et al

in Journal of Pest Science (in press)

Even if insect pest populations can be reduced by increasing plant diversity through intercropping, natural enemies are not always favored in such systems. Alternatively, semiochemical substances have ... [more ▼]

Even if insect pest populations can be reduced by increasing plant diversity through intercropping, natural enemies are not always favored in such systems. Alternatively, semiochemical substances have been tested to enhance biological control, with inconsistent results. Combining both strategies can be an interesting way to maximize pest control. In this work, a 2-year setup involving wheat–pea strip intercropping combined with the release of E-b-farnesene (EBF) or methyl salicylate (MeSA) was tested as a push–pull strategy to simultaneously repel aphids and attract beneficials. Two types of slow-release formulation (i.e., oil and alginate beads) containing EBF or MeSA were deployed with the intercropping. The abundance of aphids was significantly decreased, while hoverfly larvae and mummified aphids increased on both pea plants and wheat tillers by the release of oil-formulated EBF and MeSA. The proportion parasitism of the aphid-parasitism rate [mummies/(aphids + mummies)] was also increased by treating both crops in both years. Releasing EBF through oil rather than alginate beads proved significantly better for attracting natural enemies and reducing aphids. Aphids were negatively correlated with the density of hoverflies (both adults and larvae) and numbers of mummies. All these results showed that combining intercropping with the release of EBF or MeSA formulated in oil can significantly reduce aphid density and attract their natural enemies. Therefore, the combination of both strategies could help farmers reduce the use of insecticides. [less ▲]

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See detailProtein requirements of collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)
Borges, Rogerio; Mendes, Alcester; Nogueira, Selene et al

in Tropical Animal Health and Production (in press)

A nitrogen (N) balance digestion trial was conducted to determine the protein requirement of collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu). In a 4 × 4 Latin square design, four captive adult male peccaries were fed ... [more ▼]

A nitrogen (N) balance digestion trial was conducted to determine the protein requirement of collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu). In a 4 × 4 Latin square design, four captive adult male peccaries were fed four isoenergy diets containing four different levels of N (11.7, 16.3, 22.8, and 26.7 g N/kg of dry matter—DM). After 15 days of adaptation, a total collection of feces and urine was carried out for five consecutive days. Regression analyses between N intake and N in feces and urine allowed to calculate the metabolic fecal nitrogen (MFN = 2.3 g N/kg of dry matter intake—DMI) and daily endogenous urinary N (EUN = 185 mg N/kg0.75). Likewise, by regression analyses between consumption of nitrogen and the nitrogen balance (NB = N ingested − N excreted, mg N/kg0.75), a daily requirement of 514 mg N/kg0.75 was calculated. Therefore, if food intake is unrestricted, collared peccaries require a minimumin their diet of about 5.4% crude protein on DM basis. These values are almost as low as those found for browsing and frugivorous wild ruminants, which reinforce the proposition that peccaries’ digestive physiology is nearer to that of domestic and wild ruminants than domestic pigs. This relatively low protein requirement of collared peccary and its great ability to digest protein reveal the relevance of the forestomach for the species on nitrogen/protein metabolism and allow the use of diets with lower crude protein levels than the commercial ones used for the domestic pig, which reduces feed costs. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystal Structure and Kinetic Analysis of the Class B3 Di-Zinc Metallo-β-Lactamase LRA-12 from an Alaskan Soil Metagenome
Rodríguez, María Margarita; Herman, Raphaël ULg; Ghiglione, Barbara et al

in PLoS ONE (in press)

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See detailIncreased antimicrobial resistance in a novel CMY-54 AmpC-type enzyme with a GluLeu217-218 insertion in the Ω-loop
Pérez-Llarena, Francisco José; Vázquez-Ucha, Juan Carlos; Kerff, Frédéric ULg et al

in Microbial Drug Resistance : Mechanism, Epidemiology, & Disease (in press)

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See detailKülpe on Conscious Cognitive Attitudes
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Discipline Filosofiche (in press)

This paper offers a reconstruction of Külpe’s theory of cognitive attitudes from the perspective of contemporary debates about cognitive phenomenology. I argue that, like Carl Stumpf at approximately the ... [more ▼]

This paper offers a reconstruction of Külpe’s theory of cognitive attitudes from the perspective of contemporary debates about cognitive phenomenology. I argue that, like Carl Stumpf at approximately the same time, Külpe endorses two major claims about cognitive experiences. First, cognitive experiences are best described in terms of cognitive acts, functions or attitudes. Second, cognitive attitudes are intransitively conscious in the sense that they are experienced by, or phenomenally manifest to, the subject. I call the combination of those two claims the conscious cognitive attitudes theory—or CCA for short. I introduce Külpe’s version of CCA, briefly present some rationales supporting it, and conclude that, on the whole, CCA is worth serious consideration when it comes to describing cognitive experiences. [less ▲]

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See detailFair Trade Milk Initiative in Belgium: Bricolage as an Empowering Strategy for Change
Feyereisen, Marlène ULg; Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Melard, François ULg

in Sociologia Ruralis (in press)

In a context of multiple crises, dairy farmers struggle to receive a fair remuneration for their work. This situation led to the creation of fair milk projects in Europe. But fair trade projects often ... [more ▼]

In a context of multiple crises, dairy farmers struggle to receive a fair remuneration for their work. This situation led to the creation of fair milk projects in Europe. But fair trade projects often suffer from ambiguous interpretations that place them simultaneously in and against the market. This study focuses on a Belgian milk label in order to analyse how dairy farmers developed a particular strategy to create their own fair milk. Based on semi-structured interviews and using the multi-level perspective, we propose that articulating the concepts of lock-ins, bricolage and ambiguity enables us to analyse the potential of this innovation for the transition of the Belgian dairy system. The study shows that fairness is often a matter of divergent interpretations, and its final actualisation is the product of emergent and negotiated relations. By using bricolage practices, the stakeholders reinforced their capacity to gain market power and act within the system they want to change. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of different hydrocolloids to improve dough rheological properties and bread quality of potato-wheat flour
Liu, Xingli ULg; Mu, Taihua; Yamul, Karim Diego et al

in Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (in press)

The aim of study was to investigate the effect of hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), arabic gum (AG), konjac glucomannan (KG) and apple pectin (AP) at 2% (w/w, potato-wheat flour basis) on the potato ... [more ▼]

The aim of study was to investigate the effect of hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), arabic gum (AG), konjac glucomannan (KG) and apple pectin (AP) at 2% (w/w, potato-wheat flour basis) on the potato-wheat dough (the mass ratio was 1:1) rheological, fermentation properties and its bread quality. The tan δ of potato-wheat dough was significantly increased by adding HPMC compared to those of without adding hydrocolloids (from 0.337 to 0.425), which was close to wheat dough (0.531). Moreover, the dough height during fermentation process was significantly improved by adding hydrocolloids, with the order of HPMC (23.1mm) > AP (19.3mm) > AG (18.6mm) > KG (13.6mm). In addition, the potato-wheat protein bands of potato-wheat dough turned pale by adding hydrocolloids, suggesting higher molecular weight aggregation formed between proteins-hydrocolloids or proteins-proteins after fermentation process. Furthermore, HPMC significantly increased specific volume (from 1.45 to 2.22 ml/g), and hydrocolloids restrained the starch retrogradation of potato-wheat breads. [less ▲]

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See detailTo what extent is Immediate Constituency Analysis dependency-based? A survey of foundational texts
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg; Kahane, Sylvain

in Proceedings of Depling 2017 (in press)

This paper investigates the seminal texts on Immediate Constituent Analysis and the associated diagrams. We show that the relations between the whole and its parts, that are typical of current phrase ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the seminal texts on Immediate Constituent Analysis and the associated diagrams. We show that the relations between the whole and its parts, that are typical of current phrase structure trees, were less prominent in the early diagramming efforts than the relationships between units of the same level. This can be observed until the beginning of the 1960’s, including in Chomsky’s Syntactic Structures (1957). We discuss whether such analyses could be said “dependency-based”, according to an attempt to define this term. this term. [less ▲]

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See detailDo sex reversal procedures differentially affect agonistic behaviours and sex steroid levels depending on the sexual genotype in Nile tilapia?
Gennotte, Vincent ULg; Akonkwa, Balagizi; Mélard, Charles ULg et al

in Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology (in press)

In Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, phenotypic males and females with different sexual genotypes (XX, XY, YY) have particular behavioural and physiological traits. Compared to natural XX females and XY ... [more ▼]

In Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, phenotypic males and females with different sexual genotypes (XX, XY, YY) have particular behavioural and physiological traits. Compared to natural XX females and XY males, XY and YY females, and XX males expressed higher level of aggressiveness that could be related to higher levels of 17β-oestradiol and 11-ketotestosterone respectively. Our results suggest that the presence of a Y chromosome increases aggressiveness in females. However, since the same relationship between aggressiveness and the Y chromosome is not observed in males, we can hypothesize that the differences in aggressiveness are not directly dependent on the genotype but on the sex reversal procedures applied on young fry during their sexual differentiation to produce these breeders. These hormonal treatments could have permanently modified the development of the brain and consequently influenced the behaviour of adults independently of their genotype. In both hypotheses (genotype or sex reversal influence), the causes of behavioural modifications have to be searched in an early modification of the brain sexual differentiation. [less ▲]

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