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Falkland Islands’ tours are top three in South America

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Three Falkland Islands tours achieved the top ratings out of all South American excursions taken by Princess Cruise Line passengers during the 2010/11 season, confirmed Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh of Falklands Port and Shore Excursion Agents Sulivan Shipping Ltd. Read full article

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  • ed

    which one is more beatiful

    Lisa Watson ?...Sarah Clement ?...Samantha Marsh ?

    to decide is very hard .

    Mar 22nd, 2011 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    All better than the botox queer - CFK!

    Mar 22nd, 2011 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    What about your queen Typo?

    Mar 22nd, 2011 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I don't think it was a typo...

    I wonder how the Ushuaia cormorant cruises rated..... 'I went to Ushuaia and saw some shags....'
    wacky do...

    Mar 22nd, 2011 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    2 Typhoon,

    So to say 'queer' is ok but say 'gay' and they fly off the handle. Numbnuts.

    Well at least they admit they live in SOUTH AMERICA and not some British fairytale of their own.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    I celebrate kelper marketing for their tourist industry. Great industry. A key in kelper pretended development.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    The 'pretend' part I believe.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    I think it's great to see Sammy, Lisa and Saas out there doing their bit to promote the Falkland Islands. I'm sure I also saw Debs Summers in one of the photos as well. Way to go girls!
    Nice article by Jessica as well, all power to the next generation of Falkland Island women.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    I see (on here) the bitter Argentines using any excuse or subject to belittle the Falklands achievements. Their jealously and spitefulness is truly shining through. I am sure their attitude is caused by their fantasy expectations of the Falkland's economy crumbling due to Argentine actions and pressure. So does this mean that the government of 40 million is so inept it can't destroy an economy belonging to 3,000 people! I think so.

    Another nail in the coffin for the Argentine's hopes of colonising the Falkland Islands and its people.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    You're already a colony.

    You add fuel to the fire and ask why Argentines respond.

    Hypocrite

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    You are incorrect Martin, the Falkland Islands is not a colony. The Falkland Islands is self-governing with no interference from Britain. Also, the people of the Falkland Islands (like myself) wish to be British, and Britain grants us that wish. We are not subjected in any social, economic or cultural way. However, Argentina wishes to take the Falklands, which therefore would subjugate the people of the Falklands in social, cultural and economic ways, therefore we would be a colony of Argentina.

    You also misunderstand my motivations of my previous post. I am just offering my opinion on why the likes of yourself and Billy Hayes belittle the achievements of the Falklands Islands. If you wish to respond by the use of insults that is your choice. I just enjoy watching your desperation (now I am intentionally adding fuel to the fire).

    The fact that you constantly insult the Falklands and its people, you are the one adding fuel to the fire. If you call me a hypocrite, then by your own standards, you are the biggest hyprocrite on Mercopress.

    You have also said you would never live in the Falklands...so why is so important to you that the Falklands be taken by Argentina? Especially when you seem to take it so personally when people question the Argentine claim?

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #11 /

    Your comment is not satisfying for me !

    if you are not colony ,apply to UN become full member.
    everybody knows that FI is the Brits military base,this is reality!

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    Season 2009/10 : 48.420 Pax.

    Season 2010/11: (-17%) = 40.525 Pax.

    Season 2011/12 will begin to show the first positive effects of Argentina's “disincentive policy” on Cruise Ship Tourism to the Malvinas Islands……(My estimate -20% = 32.000 Pax)

    Season 2012/13 should show a substantial decline in Pax numbers…… (My estimate -30% = 21.000 Pax)

    And so on…………………

    Let’s keep an eye on it…
    Shall we?

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    @10 You are a joke! You wouldn't know the truth if it stood up and kicked your balls off. A desirable event. Assuming you have any. Be a good girl and trot off and resume playing with your dolls.

    @12 Another dolt. “everybody knows that FI is the Brits military base”. No, sonny, this is one military base on one part of BRITISH territory. We have lots more military bases. Not to mention a population that HATES Argentina. Any chance you pipsqueaks want to try again?

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @Yul (12)

    Your'e lack of knowledge regarding the Falklands is poor. It is laughable that you are trying to educate someone like myself on the Falklands, when you clearly have no idea what you are talking about and that you have never been here.

    The Falklands is not a British Military base, however a British military base is situated 37 miles away from Stanley. That military base is here to deter anyone from invading the Falklands. Along with the Military base there are 80-87 farms, and one town, called Stanley. There are approximately 3,000 people living in the Falklands, and this figure EXCLUDES anyone living and working on the Military base. And before you pull any more statements from your bottom, the military cannot vote in Falkland Islands elections, only Residents.

    The fact that you are unable to grasp that fact that because the Falklands is an OCT, therefore because of your limited brain power, you assume it is a colony. It is not black and white, there are shades of grey, we are a self-governing OTC of Britain, we are not required to join the UN.

    I am not here to satisfy you, you clearly are deluded and have swallowed so much propaganda, you are beyond saving.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #14 & #15 /

    you seem solicitous and hesitant !
    your comments are not a reply to me !
    ~~~~
    Typhoon ,i see you very anxious why ?
    the reason would be Typhoon aircrafts' war costs ?
    a Typhoon 's hourly cost in the air is 70,000 £ !
    making war is not free...you'll pay the wars' costs , not me !

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    I was under the asumption UK had hauled the fakland island company to europe, what is it doing still in suth america's waters, isn't that part of Argentina ?? don't you love it when europids paint themselves into a corner ?? maybe the oil theft in banghazy Libya is keeping them distracted.
    http://www.zeenews.com/news691564.html

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Yul, I was explaining the reality of the Falklands, as you made an absurd statement based on your Falklands fantasy. And yes making war is not free, I am sure Argentina understand the cost of losing a war it started in the 80s.

    Honestly I, what has the FIC got to do with anything? Your ramblings are extraordinary in their complete lack of coherence.

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #18/

    you speak up slippery.

    I ask that why FI has not applied to UN for membership ?

    no reply !

    Mar 23rd, 2011 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    They can't yul, not in a million years would the UN grant them such a thing.

    You won't get a coherent response to that question, just garbage.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Because it's a British Overseas Territory (old colony) and not a fully independent State. As such it is not eligible for membership of the UN.

    When they eventually become independent then they can become members of the UN. In the meatime the islanders are represented at the UN by the UK.

    The ignorance of you boys is outstanding !

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 04:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Not really, I just wanted you to say it, I knew one of you would. ;-)

    They're 'independent' when it suits the argument, and dependent when it doesn't.

    Whatever.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 04:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    They have effective 'home rule', just as for example, India exercised before its independence. This means that the only matters left with the UK are Foreign Relations and Defence.

    Good training for eventual Statehood.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Are they potty trained by the UK as well? Good for when they grow up.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Yes, the Interim Government of India operated an Executive Council (same title used on the Falkland Islands), between 2nd September 1946 until 15th August 1947, it consisted of a Viceroy appointed by the British Government, who held a ceremonial position (much like the Governor of the Falkland Islands), the CinC of the British Indian Army (much like the Commander CBFSAI), and 13 Indian Ministers (much like the 8 FIG Legislative Assembly Members).

    There was no timeline or schedule for India's Independence, and the Interim Government ran the country as a part of the British Empire and formulated a Constitution to adopt at Independence on 15th August 1947.

    Similarly, there is no timeline or schedule for Falkland Islands Independence and FIG runs the country as a British Overseas Territory of the UK, and drafts its Constitution as it sees fit. FIG, elected on behalf or the Falklanders, will decide when it is right and by what degree it wishes to exercise external Self-Determination, which includes the option of Independence.

    Neither the UK or Argentina has any say in the matter.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 06:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Walt Disney presents

    The Chronicles of the “Falklands”

    The penguin, the Kelper and the wardrobe

    An epic fantasy in which a bunch of Kelpers find a wardrobe that leads to the fantasy world of the “Falklands”.

    “Absolutely entertaining...”
    - Clay Smith, Access Hollywood

    “Mesmerizing...”
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stones

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 07:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Sad isn't it and in a way deeply pathetic. You see the Argentine posters spouting the usual nationalist nonsense, shot down in flames with logic and reason, cannot accept it and resort to insults.

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #20--#21/

    Falkland Islanders were granted full British citizenship from Jan1/1983
    under the British Nationality (Falkland Island) Act 1983 !

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Yul, don't you think the war might have had something to do with speeding up the decision making processes? I think it's quite obvious, particularly when a bunch of aggressive dodgy corrupt ill trained Spanish speaking bigot racist thieves turned up and pointed guns at children and pregnant women, and then took a shit in the Post Office. What do you expect?

    Mar 24th, 2011 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “and then took a shit in the Post Office.”

    Haha, that really did make me crack up.
    1+

    Mar 25th, 2011 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    We've already overwhelmed you with logic and reason, too many times, we have to amuse ourselves somehow. ;-)

    Mar 25th, 2011 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Walt Disney presents The Chronicles of the “Falklands””

    “The penguin, the Kelper and the wardrobe”

    “We've already overwhelmed you with logic and reason”

    Oh the irony, it burns!

    Mar 25th, 2011 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @Yul (19)
    I did answer you, you just prefered not to acknowledge it.

    @Martin (22)
    Because of your lack of understanding of what a British Overseas Territory is gives you that misguided interepretation. The Falklands is self-governing, as in the Falklands Govenment governs the country, but remains an overseas territory of Britain, so therefore we are not completely independent nation.

    It seems that the failure to understand reality is a real problem with the Argentines on here, especially with I! I still want to know what FIC has to do with anything.

    Mar 25th, 2011 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    M_of_FI,

    I'll remind you of your comment next time you try to explain why your fake “FIG” can't say “boo” at the UN. ;-)

    Mar 26th, 2011 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    # M_of_FI /

    I am writing #28 again ,

    Falkland Islanders were granted full British citizenship from Jan 1/1983
    under the British Nationality ( Falkland Island) Act 1983 .!

    what does this mean !
    You are British citizen..there is no a country is called Falkland Islands
    just part of UK.....You never have a country government but have
    local administration...........you have only British passport......
    you have only oriflamme not flag ......

    Mar 26th, 2011 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    and your point is....????

    Mar 26th, 2011 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    The Kelpers don't have much working in their favor in terms of making their “self-determination” case stick. As a “British Overseas Territory” the UN Decolonization Committee deals only with the UK, not with the Kelpers.

    The islands are populated mostly by British Citizens, they all hold British passports, their Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, their national anthem is 'God Save the Queen', the base on Mount Pleasant is purely British. It doesn't get any more British.

    It's like saying... we the UK wish to remain the UK, we've self-determined that the UK should keep Malvinas as its own.

    Unless the Kelpers wish to be fully independent as a sovereign state, NOT a “British overseas territory”, it's a simply case of decolonization.

    You can't grant them full British citizenship and have them claim “self-determination” at the same time, I think that's what 'yul' is trying to say.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    The point being......:

    “You can't have your cake and eat it, too”

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Unless the Kelpers wish to be fully independent as a sovereign state, NOT a “British overseas territory”, it's a simply case of decolonization.”

    Theres the catch 22, they can't become Independant because of your nation and Argentina owning the islands would just be recolonisation.

    “You can't grant them full British citizenship and have them claim “self-determination” at the same time, I think that's what 'yul' is trying to say.”

    This is a fundimental misunderstanding of the situation. They aren't claiming for self determination, They have Self Determination. The islanders are just saying they are entitled to keep the right, which they are and our government will make sure they can keep this right.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dab14763

    -The Kelpers don't have much working in their favor in terms of making their “self-determination” case stick. As a “British Overseas Territory” the UN Decolonization Committee deals only with the UK, not with the Kelpers.

    The DC deals with the UK because it's the sovereign state. But the UK rarely attends DC meetings, limiting itself to sending written reports. Representatives of the OTs are the ones that go to DC meetings

    -The islands are populated mostly by British Citizens, they all hold British passports, their Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, their national anthem is 'God Save the Queen', the base on Mount Pleasant is purely British. It doesn't get any more British.

    Except where there are no bases, this is the same situation with all British OTs on the DC list. And it's the same situation with the OTs of other states.

    -It's like saying... we the UK wish to remain the UK, we've self-determined that the UK should keep Malvinas as its own.

    No it's not. The Falklands and the other OTs are not part of the UK, but have freely determined to remain British.

    -Unless the Kelpers wish to be fully independent as a sovereign state, NOT a “British overseas territory”, it's a simply case of decolonization.

    No, self-determination and independence are not synonymous. Independence is only one of the ways by which SD can be exercised. UNGA Resolution 2625 recognises 4 ways to implement SD:

    The establishment of a sovereign and independent State, the free association or integration with an independent State or the emergence into any other political status freely determined by a people constitute modes of implementing the right of self-determination by that people.

    The 4th applies to the Falklands and the other OTs

    -You can't grant them full British citizenship and have them claim “self-determination” at the same time, I think that's what 'yul' is trying to say.

    All OTs on the DC list have the full citizenship of their metropolitan states, so, yes, you can.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You still can't have your cake and eat it, too.....

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dab14763

    The following territories decolonised by integrating or forming an association with their metropolitan states:

    Denmark
    Greenland (Constituent country of Kingdom of Denmark)

    France
    Guadaloupe (integrated into France - overseas region)
    Martinique (integrated into France - overseas region)
    Réunion (integrated into France - overseas region)
    French Guiana (integrated into France - overseas region)
    Saint Pierre and Miquelon (integrated into France - overseas collectivity)
    French Polynesia (integrated into France - overseas collectivity)
    Wallis & Futuna (integrated into France - overseas collectivity)
    New Caledonia (integrated into France - overseas collectivity)

    Netherlands
    Netherlands Antilles (constituent country of Kingdom of the Netherlands)
    Surinam (constituent country of Kingdom of the Netherlands)(decolonised 1951, independent 1975)

    US
    Alaska (State)
    Hawaii (State)
    Puerto Rico (Commonwealth)
    Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth)

    Australia
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands (External Territory)

    New Zealand
    Cook Islands (Free association)
    Niue island (Free association)

    So, yes, you can.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    None of the above was or is “Contested Territory” as Malvinas.

    And, as every child in planet Earth knows by bitter experience:

    “You can't have your cake and eat it, too”

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think you and I both know that Argentina and Spain tried to have the right to self-determination modified in the UN. Unfortunately for both that resolution was resoundingly rejected.

    That Argentina pursuse an illogical irredentist claim is no obstacle to the Falklands or any other territory chosing Free Association. I doubt many would as they would then enjoy less self-government that they currently do.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    40 dab14763,

    “The DC deals with the UK because it's the sovereign state. But the UK rarely attends DC meetings, limiting itself to sending written reports.”

    Yeah I've seen them... “We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the Falkland Islands”

    “Representatives of the OTs are the ones that go to DC meetings”

    What the hell for? To claim independence as an overseas territory of the UK?

    lol

    The UK already stated that they have no doubt about their sovereignty over the islands. You people sure like repeating yourselves over and over. Don't you?

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Until your country has the balls to take the matter to the ICJ, the statement regarding 'no doubt about Sovereignty' needs no further amendment, does it?

    So do you have the balls? I think NOT!

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Demented parrots...

    The ICJ was deemed of questionable integrity and jurisdiction, just because it's called the “ICJ” doesn't mean that it is sacred and impervious to coercion.

    I'm sure the Argentine Government and the governments of all the states supporting Argentina are more than qualified to decide which is the most suitable course of action, the one that will best serve Argentina and South America.

    Nothing to do with “balls” caveman, go knock a few rocks around maybe they'll make a spark and you'll have a moment of clarity, for once.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    International Court of Justice is of “questionable integrity”?

    So why did Argentina take that recourse over the Uruguayan pulp mills?

    Fact is the ICJ is the only UN body that can deliver a definitive judgement on Argentina's sovereignty claim, precisely the reason why they have no intention of going there. They know its bollocks.

    In fact Britain proposed to go there in 1983 during the talks that preceded Argentina's invasion.

    So I guess the UK has the balls, whereas Argentina does not.

    Oh and the key development in human evolution was the opposable thumb, not banging rocks together. So if you hope to prosper its a good idea to remove yours from your butt.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    You really are retarded, and blind.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Insulting someone is always a good way to cover up the fact that you have no argument or can offer no facts.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Ah yes, I particularly enjoyed the demand to produce a cite, right before I did just that...ho hum.

    Looks like in addition to his thumb, he has his head stuffed up there.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Unsurprising that Marvin wants us to believe his half truths and outright lies, and attempts to feed the bullshit; but once found out he degenerates into personal abuse, so predictable.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    IC what? Since when thieves tell victims how to recover their stolen property?

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 02:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    They think we can only resort to the ICJ, haha... otherwise we've got nothing.

    Such obtuse mentality, to think you can only have one option to battle your enemies. We use what works, what hurts you the most. We'll see what happens with the new bill, which I'll remind you, it's up to the government to decide which companies will be targeted. We won't hurt ourselves, we'll hurt you, any way we want.

    Money hurts the most, and you're sure as hell BROKE already.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    The Falklands Will Never Be Argentine

    Prof. Carlos Escudé, Ph.D.
    Argentine National Council of Scientific Research (CONICET)
    Uiversidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires

    Contrariwise, the “malign lie” consists of claiming that Argentina will
    recover the Islands if it adopts a “tough” policy. Most politicians
    from both major political parties, as well many professional
    diplomats, engage in this type of lie, even if they are somewhat
    subdued with the present economic and political crisis of Argentina.
    Crisis notwithstanding, however, when it comes to issuing opinions
    about the Falklands they will usually agree that to attempt to
    “seduce” is a waste of time, that the Islanders must be disregarded,
    and that the costs to Britain of not transferring sovereignty to
    Argentina must be increased.

    This is a malign, arrogant, macho-type lie because it propounds a
    policy of confrontation that, if implemented, would be dreadfully
    costly to Argentina herself, and would never succeed in recovering
    what was lost as far back as 1833, and which the war of 1982 made
    irrecoverable.

    This second type of lie is also perversely naïve. It proposes to increase
    the British costs of remaining in the Falklands, without taking
    account of the fact that in order to increase the British costs one must
    augment the Argentine costs, and without realizing that Britain has
    infinitely more economic, diplomatic and military resources than
    Argentina. There is no way of making Britain “spend more” without
    Argentina herself spending more as well. And the increased British
    costs will always represent a much smaller percentage of total British
    resources, than the increased Argentine costs vis-à-vis total Argentine
    resources. Thus, increasing the British costs of not transferring
    sovereignty is necessarily a worse deal for Argentina than for Britain.
    And last but not least, these increased costs to Argentina will be felt
    much more dramatically by Argentina’s increasingly poor masses
    than by the well-off elites

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    Wonderful how the world has changed since Professor Escudé wrote the above article some 25 years ago!

    1) Sr.Escudé has converted from being a fervent catholic to being an orthodox Jew…….

    2) Sr. Escudé has abandoned his neoliberal views, defines himself today as a Kirchnerist with capital “K” and agrees fully with the current Argentinean Foreign Policy.

    3) The Well-Off elites of Europe are swiftly getting less Well-Off.

    4) The increasing poor masses of Argentina are rapidly decreasing.

    Wonderful how the world has changed…….

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    It was published in 2003 Think, even with your predilection for talking out of your posterior thats stretching it.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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