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....The investigation was thorough. In the first interview, an enquiry officer asked about Walton’s job as a freelance journalist and honed in on a David Beckham book he had claimed as an expense. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Readers say. • I worked from home as a freelancer, then decided to rent an office space nearby with a friend who does similar work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
....Readers say. • I worked from home as a freelancer, then decided to rent an office space nearby with a friend who does similar work. ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
....The investigation was thorough. In the first interview, an enquiry officer asked about Walton’s job as a freelance journalist and honed in on a David Beckham book he had claimed as an expense. ...
Doing it my way image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:29:21 PM
...."I'm not chained to a desk," says Laura. "I do work at home, but being freelance and mobile means I can go to a cafe if I have to meet someone. ...
Deliveroo overhauls controversial courier contracts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:19:40 PM
....". In the new supplier agreement, Deliveroo specifies that freelance couriers can work for other businesses and do not have to wear Deliveroo-branded clothing. ...
From yoga instructors to novelists: five ways to turn your hobby into a job image
....”. Leyla Kazim, a freelance writer and founder of London Cheap Eats, adds that this approach “will likely mean long hours, but it’s necessary to minimise risk”. ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
.... Some Instagrammers aim to educate and create a community around a certain subject. Jenna Farmer, 31, from Warwickshire, is a qualified nutritional therapist and a freelance nutrition writer. ...
‘I would be cautious about CV writing services’ – our work expert responds image
....If you have been part of an established organisation all your working life, you should approach the thought of going solo with considerable care and caution. The freelance life has lots to offer – but it can also be extremely scary. ...
‘Invite a colleague to join you for a drink after work’ – our work expert responds image
....I’m 54 and have been in publishing as a designer since the late 1980s. I’m also an illustrator and have been ­self-employed since 2003, picking up a lot of freelance work and illustrating about 70 children’s books. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... Such workers are sometimes called “slashies” – think barista/blogger, charity worker/Uber driver or SEO manager/delivery biker. Many in this category can be classed as freelancers, a group that has increased in number by 43% in less than a decade, according to a recent survey [pdf] by IPSE. ...
How can I restart my publishing career after a break to care for my sick mum? image
....I’m 54 and have been in publishing as a designer since the late 1980s. I’m also an illustrator and have been self-employed since 2003, picking up a lot of freelance work and illustrating around 70 children’s books. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:58:18 PM
....She took her temperature every day and logged it in an app called Fertility Friend, but soon found herself succumbing to a fertility-obsessed frenzy. "I constantly analysed the analytics section of the app to see how my month looked and whether there was a temperature spike that indicated I was ovulating," says Kathy, 32, a freelance travel copywriter. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....The traditional workplace is disintegrating, with more part time employees, distance working, and the blurring of professional and private time, the report observes. It is being replaced by “the ‘latte macchiato’ workplace where employees or freelance workers in the cafe around the corner, working from their laptops. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
.... So, after finishing my Masters, I quit. Now I’m back to book stuff and being a difficult-to-commission freelancer: “Can I spend a week in a stable to write a feature from the point of view of a racehorse?” (An idea I pitched before the posh badger guy did his thing, by the way. ...
‘A truly terrible story, and not uncommon’ – our work expert responds image
.... I feel I’m wasting my life selling rubbish to people that don’t need another variant of shampoo, another type of insurance or another format of a painkiller. I’ve considered marketing within the charity sector or political communications, but maybe I’m missing something else? Salary isn’t a concern, neither is a title or whether the work is temporary, permanent, freelance, full- or part-time. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....Wade is overseeing all four IWGB cases. She ruled in January ruled that CitySprint had wrongly classed the courier Mags Dewhurst as a self-employed freelancer. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
....Boxer’s case is the latest in a string of tribunals against gig economy employers and the second of four relating to the employment status of couriers being backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. All four cases are being overseen by Joanna Wade, the judge who in January ruled that CitySprint had wrongly classed courier Mags Dewhurst as a self-employed freelancer. ...
How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... I have considered marketing within the charity sector or political comms, but I think perhaps I’m missing something else. Salary isn’t a concern, title isn’t a concern, temporary/permanent/freelance/full-time or part-time isn’t a concern. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
....My boyfriend graduated with a BA in film from a good university in 2009. Since then he has tried to follow his ambition of being a freelance camera operator, but in a sector where budgets are squeezed he hasn’t been able to find regular work that will pay the bills. ...
Osborne, an ‘editor of substance’. What substance, crystal meth? | Marina Hyde image
.... My advice to young journalists seeking to emulate his success is to consider adding a similar interest point to your own CV. Have you had experience of running an austerity con? Did you probably destroy the union? Pop those alongside your freelance local paper cuttings and see how you get on. ...
George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
....Osborne takes over the role from Sarah Sands, who has been appointed the new editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. As a young graduate, Osborne hoped to pursue a career in journalism, but he failed to get a place on the Times’s trainee scheme in 1993 and briefly freelanced for the Daily Telegraph’s Peterborough diary column before becoming a researcher at Conservative central office. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Far from delivering productivity increases, firms haven’t invested in capital and have banked on low-waged workers. The big “disruption” technology of the past couple of years has been freelance workers picking up piecework via mobile apps. ...
How can my boyfriend find a paid job that makes use of his film degree? image
....My boyfriend graduated with a BA in film from a good university in 2009. Since then he has tried to follow his ambition of being a freelance camera operator, but, in a sector where budgets are squeezed, he hasn’t been able to find regular work that will pay the bills. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....The NICs change, which Treasury sources said would affect highly paid professionals such as GPs, QCs and partners at law firms, was met with anger within the sector, and by MPs who said taxi drivers and delivery workers were among those affected. Simon McVicker, of the trade body Ipse, which represents freelancers and independent professionals, said: “When you look at the additional support offered for business rates it appears as if the chancellor is supporting SMEs [small and medium-sized businesses] by hitting entrepreneurs and the smallest of businesses. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
.... “If you’re telling me that you’re going to justify being an asshole because it helps people perform, I don’t want to work there,” he said. Michael Solomon, a tech talent manager whose company 10x represents freelance software engineers, said that whether Uber is a black mark on a résumé is a matter of debate after the series of controversies. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
....When contacted, the two companies named by the whistleblowers strongly denied any knowledge of criminal behaviour, and insisted their businesses were legitimate. Geoff White is a freelance investigative journalist, who has also reported for Channel 4 News. ...
‘Part-time is unfairly interpreted as lack of commitment’ – our work expert responds image
....So I suggest you give serious thought to this line of work. You may know of companies from your time in marketing who would value using you on a freelance basis. ...
Doing the legwork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:55:41 AM
....". He adds that running also holds a special place in an age when growing numbers of people are going freelance and embracing the "gig economy", or becoming a digital nomad who works around the world. ...
New breed of members' club blurs lines between business and pleasure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:20:20 AM
....To remain relevant, private members’ clubs have had to diversify their offering and have taken inspiration from another industry: co-working spaces. Shared office spaces are booming, with freelancers, startups and corporate workers attracted by the flexible and collaborative working environments. ...
Are you a serious buyer? Estate agents can now ask you to pay up to prove it image
.... The document makes no mention of where the cash would be kept. Some might argue that Taylor, a freelance filmmaker, and Swistak, a mental health nurse, were naive in agreeing to Property Link’s request: the document makes clear that their money would only be refunded in full in limited circumstances, such as if a structural survey stated that the property was “unmortgageable”, or if the seller decided to pull out. ...
‘Your husband could end his MBA with little but debt to show for it’ – our work expert responds image
.... And that, in turn, prompts thoughts of event management – not necessarily confined to music but for which much of your past experience would have relevance. I’m pretty sure you’re more likely to find the sense of security you’re looking for not as a freelancer working on your own, but as part of a like-minded group. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
.... He says the system is much more than a recruiter - it is capable of finding the best people for the job and carrying out the entire recruitment process. He says Tara will increasingly offer opportunities for people working in the freelance economy, and will create more opportunities for women and minorities who have historically had a tough time breaking in to cutting edge start-ups and staying in the tech industry. ...
Courier wins holiday pay in key tribunal ruling on gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 07:39:01 PM
....A cycle courier working for the delivery firm CitySprint has won the right to paid holidays and minimum pay in a key ruling on the gig economy. The central London employment tribunal ruled that CitySprint had unlawfully failed to award holiday pay to Mags Dewhurst and had wrongly classed her as a self-employed freelancer. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 09:00:02 AM
....Some 78 couriers subsequently made complaints to Frank Field, the chairman of the Commons work and pensions select committee. Meanwhile, Deliveroo was told in August that it must pay its workers the minimum wage unless a court rules that they are self-employed, while in November delivery firm CitySprint became embroiled in a similar dispute over the gig economy, when it faced demands to treat its freelance couriers as workers. ...
Deadline: one month left to file your tax return image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....How can I reduce my bill? The main way is by claiming expenses. Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of tax at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, says that if, for example, you did some regular freelance work from home during the year, on top of your normal PAYE job, you would be entitled to deductions against the freelance income. ...
Thousands file festive tax returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 03:44:22 PM
.... Accountants say changing work methods mean more people may be in the system. A rising number of entrepreneurs and self-employed freelancers found in the more flexible "gig" economy will have to grapple with their own tax returns. ...
Work-life balance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:02:13 AM
....Career and motherhood should not, surely, be incompatible in the 21st Century. It's a big part of my own story that my husband Richard, a former financial journalist, volunteered to go freelance when we had our fourth child, so he could spend more time at home - and have a freer existence, which was important to him. ...
UK's biggest wrapping paper maker: 'It can be Christmas every day' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:13:37 PM
.... Last year it imported 60m crackers to the UK – nearly one for every person in the country. And who writes the jokes? The company employs a network of freelancers, but anyone can contribute an idea. ...
Planning to ditch the job and go it alone in 2017? Here's what you should consider image
.... Therefore in lean times the business may be less likely to sever the relationship than if it had to pay you a guaranteed salary. You probably have the opportunity to earn more as a freelancer, and there may be tax advantages to consultancy, particularly if it’s carried out through a service company. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:35:44 PM
....". She had always been interested in floristry so she enrolled on a course, and then with help from Startup, a charity that helps female ex-offenders set up their own businesses, she became a freelance florist. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
.... These might be short-term contracts and would give you a foot in the door of various companies. You could build up contacts for possible freelance work. ...
A moment that changed me: being sacked from my first job | Daisy Buchanan image
....I had been knocked off a straightforward career path and forced to find my own way through the woods. Now, as a freelance writer, I do a job I love. ...
'I felt vulnerable': freelancers on the stress of self-employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
....We keep on being told we’re being liberated by this, and yet you don’t earn as much. Claire Crawley went freelance when she was made redundant from a permanent job with the NHS following budget cuts. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:59:25 AM
.... . So five years ago I became a freelance/contract worker in the banking sector. ...
CitySprint faces tribunal over rights of freelance workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:00:29 AM
. The delivery firm CitySprint is to become the latest British business embroiled in a legal dispute over the gig economy when it faces demands at an employment tribunal to treat its freelance couriers as workers. ...
Hiring headache image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:10:06 AM
.... Scanned versions of certificates and online application forms are preferable to snail mail and pen and paper. As self-employment continues to grow worldwide in the era of the "gig economy", this onboarding issue is likely to grow in importance, says Andy Chamberlain, deputy director of policy at Ipse, an association for freelancers, consultants and contractors. ...
I'm a freelance business analyst, but the jobs have dried up – what can I do next? image
....I started out in staff jobs but found there were more opportunities on one-off projects with different companies – move from firm to firm, analyse the business, work with the team, formulate an outcome and move on. So, by choice, five years ago I became a freelance/contract worker in the banking sector. ...
Snapchat's potential $25bn flotation may sink company's appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:45:49 PM
.... There is also a moral for all supermarkets: the Amazonian beast is inventive and intends to hang around. If freelance diplomat Nigel Farage wants to make himself properly useful maybe he could have a word with his American chums about Royal Bank of Scotland. ...
Employees £3,500 a year worse off under Tories, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:01:32 AM
....”. Labour will also focus on the self-employed in the party’s response to the autumn statement, with the shadow work and pensions secretary, Debbie Abrahams, highlighting the gaps in the national insurance framework for freelancers or small business owners, who make up 15% of the workforce. ...
Uber drivers win key employment case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 01:35:46 PM
...."Each case will depend on the specific terms and arrangements between the individual and the company they work for. Nevertheless other firms who rely heavily on the 'on-demand' freelance workforce will be watching cases like this keenly," he said. ...
Maternity leave sackings cost £280m a year, says equality watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:34:17 AM
....”. Martin left the agency, started working freelance and within a month had been hired by a rival firm at a higher salary than she had been on previously– who looked at her output, not desk time, she says. ...
Tax awareness needed as deadline looms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 10:02:45 AM
.... Accountants say changing work methods mean more people may be in the system. A rising number of entrepreneurs and self-employed freelancers found in the more flexible "gig" economy will have to grapple with the tax return system. ...
'Freelance exporting' to China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 01:11:56 AM
....An innovative way of cashing in on the Chinese market - from Australia. An army of freelance exporters sells a range of goods from beauty products, infant formula, wine to vitamins to Chinese consumers. ...
On your behalf image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 11:09:04 PM
Umbrella companies: the latest way to exploit Britain's temporary workers image
....The trade association representing umbrella companies strongly disputes the criticisms. Julia Kermode of the FCSA (the freelancer and contractor services association) cites case studies where supply teachers have been very happy to use umbrella companies – especially where they may be working in several different schools across the week, possibly through different agencies. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of October 2016 05:59:35 AM
.... Here in Germany the ability to offer copy-editing in English is also in demand! Justabloke. • Germany is worth following up – also, my daughter is a freelance translator and gets a lot of Dutch-English work from an agency in the Netherlands. ...
Is the party over for free wi-fi in cafes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 10:48:50 PM
.... But there is a trend for smaller ones to experiment with switching it off, in a bid to beat the laptop table-hoggers. With so many people now working as freelancers on the move, is this really a good long-term strategy? Video journalist Dougal Shaw investigated the issue. ...
Wage outrage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 04:38:42 PM
.... I think men are more likely to quit or to make a fuss. "I was really worried about leaving a job and colleagues I loved, especially as I only had a bit of freelance writing work to fall back on, but felt so upset by the injustice of my position that I quit on principle. ...
The toughest question for a freelancer: what rate should I charge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:30:30 AM
. One of the most difficult questions to answer as a freelancer is “what’s your rate?” Aim too high and you may have talked yourself out of next month’s pay, go too low and you may be underselling yourself and others in the same sector. ...
Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:57:36 PM
....It says the crew helped him to a carriage where seats were available and he sat for the rest of his journey. According to The Guardian's report last week, the footage of the Labour leader was taken by Yannis Mendez, a freelance filmmaker who volunteers for his campaign. ...
Turnaround triumph image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 11:14:54 PM
....". Lisa's company has now grown to 25 full-time staff and 80 freelancers around the world. ...
Ten 'jobs of the future' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:48:36 AM
. Within a decade, your next job could be as a space tour guide, a freelance biohacker, or a virtual habitat designer. ...

You don't need to settle for the future the Tories are creating
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 08:30:00 PM
.... If you want to truly understand the almost Kafkaesque state of the NHS in Tory Britain today then look at King’s College Hospital in London. Hugely in debt, they are paying a freelance contractor the equivalent of £715,000 per year to be their “turnaround” director. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:00:25 AM
. I’ve been a freelance film-maker working in television and education in the public and voluntary sectors. ...
Fleet Street: Last journalists leave former home of national papers image
.... . Following their redundancy, Mr Smith is becoming a freelance journalist, while Mr Sherriff is taking time out to write his memoirs. ...
Are you defined by your job title? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 08:47:34 AM
....We start each day with a number of identities in place, but I hadn’t realised the degree to which, across a spectrum in which I am friend, daughter and godparent, my job title carried “me” weight. Or how I would feel without it as a freelancer. ...
I'd like to become an adult literacy teacher. How do I qualify? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:00:29 AM
.... Here is the latest dilemma – what are your thoughts?. I’ve been a freelance filmmaker working in TV and education, in both the public and voluntary sectors. ...
Deliveroo workers' contracts ban access to employment tribunals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 06:00:30 AM
.... He added that the clauses would also drag out the legal process for anyone who did challenge their position. Deliveroo said: “We provide a platform for people to work with us on a freelance basis. ...
High-flying boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 11:13:59 PM
....". Now with nine full-time members of staff, and 80 or so freelancers, Rooftop Film Club enjoyed revenues of £1. ...

'He's killing the children - they can't run': How teenage gunman's rampage through Munich shopping centre left nine dead 
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....But stories of heroics emerged, too. A freelance journalist told the BBC that one man, shot twice and thought to have been killed, was said to have pushed his sister away as the gunman opened fire outside McDonald’s. ...

Munich shooting: How Friday's deadly attacked unfolded
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
.... . A freelance journalist in Munich has told BBC Radio 5 Live just now that one of the victims outside McDonalds was an 18-year-old Turkish man, who had come from Greece. ...

Munich shooting: Gunman targeted children outside McDonald's restaurant in shopping centre rampage as terrorism strikes Germany 
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.... . A freelance journalist in Munich has told BBC Radio 5 Live just now that one of the victims outside McDonalds was an 18-year-old Turkish man, who had come from Greece. ...

Munich shopping centre shooting: everything we know on Sunday morning
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 05:13:41 PM
....One of the victims is understood to be an 18-year-old man who came to Munich from Greece.  According to a freelance journalist who was speaking to BBC 5 Live, the man was shot twice outside McDonald's. ...

Scotland on the brink of independence, says SNP's Westminster leader
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 03:33:23 PM
....  Mr Robertson's most high-profile challenger is the MEP Alyn Smith, who received a standing ovation in Brussels for his plea to EU members to respect Scotland's vote to remain.   He has offered to be "a freelance roving sherpa" for Ms Sturgeon in Europe to get the best deal for Scotland. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 05:59:03 AM
.... . When the asset was closed for the three-year building project, I gave up the security of local government to work on a freelance basis, at its behest, for an independent organisation which was due to take over governance and management of the asset. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 11:04:34 PM
....". Handing out equity to employees is not new, but it's certainly uncommon in the so-called sharing economy - where individuals are paid based on tasks and freelance jobs. ...
I dedicated 16 years to a regeneration project and yet didn't get director's post image
.... I initiated the renewal of a previously neglected cultural asset, setting the strategy, raising six-figure sums in funding, while also managing the operation and a team that, year on year, beat targets to increase profile, income and audiences. When the asset was closed for the three-year building project, I gave up the security of local government to work on a freelance basis, at its behest, for an independent organisation which was due to take over governance and management of the asset. ...

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