Business seminar


State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced he will be hosting a small business seminar for constituents who own or are interesting in starting a business. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Taller Puertorriqueno Inc., 2600 N. 5th St., Philadelphia.The small business seminar will offer guidance and direction for entrepreneurs and current business owners. Topics such as proper business registration, operations, maximizing tax policies, social media and financing will be highlighted. Additionally, Philadelphia business experts will be in attendance to help people learn about starting and sustaining a business, scaling a business and securing financing. Interested residents may contact Burgos’ office at (215) 223-1890 with any questions or for more information.


What is a rain barrel? A rain barrel sits underneath a downspout and collects water that runs off the roof during a rainstorm. The collected water is conserved to water plants or trees in your yard. Using a rain barrel also saves drinking water resources, decreases water and sewer bills and reduces polluted stormwater runoff into our streams. On Saturday, May 18th at 10:30am, join the Penn State Master Watershed Stewards for a Make-Your-Own Rain Barrel Workshop at the Penn State Extension office, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. A workshop fee of $45 includes a plastic 55-gallon drum, all the necessary parts, instructions and assistance to build your rain barrel during class. All tools are provided. For a workshop fee of $5.00, you may observe how to make your own rain barrel and leave with a complete list of parts. Workshop space is limited. To register and reserve your space for this workshop, please call Penn State Extension Bucks County at 215-345-3283.


Este es un recordatorio sincero de nuestra caminata por la paz y la oración de nuestra comunidad el próximo Viernes, 10 de Mayo; reunión a las 5:30 pm en la esquina de las calles East Somerset y North Front. El folleto se adjunta junto con una lista de 2 páginas de las actividades comunitarias futuras. Sin que nuestras mentes prejuzguen la asistencia de los demás; No queremos un rally; ¡Sólo queremos gente que se preocupe! ¡Esperamos Recibir Su Continuo Apoyo Comunitario! Gracias y Abrazos! “Unidad Constuye Comunidad” y “Igualdad Construye Calidad” #PalabrasDeAsti

Siempre Salsa

With ongoing construction precluding the possibility of The Piazza hosting this year’s Salsa Night series, Siempre Salsa Philly has teamed up with HACE, the community development organization in the heart of the Latino Commercial District in eastern North Philadelphia, to present “The 2019 Summer Season of Salsa” at Fairhill Square Park, 4th and Lehigh Streets. (Please see attached flier for details.) The series commences this Thursday, May 9th, from 6-10 pm, when The Food Trust’s Night Market visits El Centro de Oro with entertainment being provided by JIMMY JORGE & THE LATIN EXPRESS.

Career Fair

Looking to build a career in financial advising? Join us May 14th at 4:30 PM PDT for our first Virtual Career Fair with Merrill Lynch! Hear firsthand from Hispanic advisors and learn how you can build a successful career through their Financial Advisor Development Program. In this interactive webcast the Merrill Lynch team will: Share a day-in-the-life view into the role of a Financial Advisor, Offer candid insight and advice based on personal career experience, Show you the extensive opportunities available through the Merrill Lynch development program, Answer your pressing questions

Temple Commencement

More than 200 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) students will see their hard work and dedication pay off at the school’s 117thCommencement. The students will receive their Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, and take the Hippocratic Oath. Friday, May 10, 2019 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S. Broad St. (corner of Broad and Spruce streets) Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Dibujo Infantil

La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, a través del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, convoca a niñas y niños de todo el mundo a participar en el XXIII Concurso de Dibujo Infantil “Éste es mi México”. Hay muchas personas de México que han influido de manera positiva en las nuevas generaciones, marcando sus vidas para siempre. Por eso, el tema del concurso de este año es “Ídolos y figuras de México”. Pueden participar las niñas y niños de entre 6 y 14 años de edad de cualquier nacionalidad. Los participantes deben entregar sus dibujos en el Consulado de México en Filadelfia (The Bourse Building 111 S Independence Mall East Suite 320 Philadelphia, PA 19106). La convocatoria estará abierta hasta el 28 de junio de 2019. Las bases de la convocatoria y el formato de registro están disponibles en el siguiente vínculo:

Festival de Sueños

You are invited to our 2019 Festival de Sueños Join Pan American Academy Charter School for an evening of great food, entertainment and friends. Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:30pm. Support us in creating lifelong memories for our students! Proceeds benefit the Global Ambassadors Travel Experience (GATE). As a capstone educational experience, our students travel out-of-state and internationally. The travel experiences reflect our inquiry-based and global approach to learning. Because of supporters like you, we are able to fund these trips for our students. Purchase your ticket today at: Pan American Academy Charter School 2830 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133


What’s SIP (“Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition)? SIP, which is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, is open to all screenwriters, world-wide, who submit a feature length screenplay OR an original TV pilot length screenplay to be shot in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. All genres will be accepted. Scripts will be judged on their overall quality, and the extent to which they project “shootability” in the Greater Philadelphia region. SIP Finalist Judges are high profile Producers, Writers and Actors who have a Philadelphia connection. Deadlines: July 8 (Early-$50) & August 5 (Final- $75)

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men to Headline Temple University Hospital’s Acres of Diamonds Gala Dr. Amy Goldberg to Receive Gala’s Diamond Award for Exceptional Social Responsibility, PwC Recognized as Cherry & White Honoree. Four-time Grammy® Award-winners and iconic R&B group Boyz II Men will perform a private concert for attendees of this year’s Temple University Hospital (TUH) Acres of Diamonds Gala, taking place May 11 at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown. The 66th annual Gala serves as the hospital’s marquee fundraising event each year, with last year’s raising $1.4 million, its largest total to date.

HIV pill

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched Philly, Keep On Loving a new sexual health marketing campaign that encourages Philadelphians to consider PrEP as part of their sexual health planning. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV infection by over 90%. In 2017, 496 Philadelphians were diagnosed with HIV. The campaign will appear in local newspapers and on buses, bus shelters, and corner stores throughout Philadelphia, as well as social media channels in English and Spanish. Philadelphians can access PrEP through their healthcare provide or find a doctor on or through the Health Information Helpline at 215-985-2437.


The City Commissioners are recruiting bilingual interpreters to work on Election Day. To be certified to work on Election Day, bilingual interpreters must attend a training seminar held by the Office of the City Commissioners prior to the first election for which they are assigned. To be considered for an appointment as a bilingual interpreter, fill out this formand contact Donna Bishop at 215-685-4811. For more information on becoming a bilingual interpreter on Election Day, contact Michelle Montalvo at 215-686-3464 or

Water Survey

For the fourth year, the Philadelphia Water Department is conducting a comprehensive customer satisfaction survey to collect feedback on a range of services. Residents and customers who take the five-minute survey at will automatically take part in a raffle for $100 gift cards. The survey can also be accessed by texting @water to 39242. The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), a public utility operated by the City of Philadelphia and funded through water bills, provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services for 1.6 million residents. Additional services include waterways restoration and maintaining more than 25,000 fire hydrants. Topics include general perceptions of PWD, drinking water habits, infrastructure awareness and perceptions, communications preferences, water quality, the bill paying process, and demographics.

Reciclar mejor

Republic Services lanzará una campaña de educación en Philadelphia. El esfuerzo busca llamar la atención del público debido a los altos niveles de contaminación en los programas de reciclaje residenciales y también para ayudarlos a reciclar mejor. Actualmente, uno de cada cuatro artículos que se encuentran en los botes de reciclaje en Philadelphia, pertenece al bote de basura. Estos vienen sucios con comida u otros residuos, o ni siquiera son productos reciclables. Eso significa que los productos que los residentes tenían la intención de reciclar pueden terminar en los vertederos. Para obtener más información, visita el sitio web de Republic Services en Dale “Like” a Republic en Facebook, y síguenos en Twitter @RepublicService e Instagram @republic_service.

Computer Sale

TeamChildren Summer Computer Sale! Do you need or know some that needs a powerful, low cost, desktop or laptop computer? Our back to school campaign has begun and our goal is to distribute 150 high quality refurbished desktops ranging from ($100- $165) We also have over 100 amazing laptops (I3, I5, and I7 processors) $150- $185. We are always looking for donated computers,financial contributions, and volunteers to help further our mission! We’d love to hear from you! please see the attached application for further details. Call: (610) 666-1795 Robert Toporek President/Founder 960 Rittenhouse Rd Audubon PA 19403.

Adult Education

Be a volunteer tutor! Help adult learners gain the skills and education they need for success. The Office of Adult Education (OAE) has relocated to 1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1412. Our new Center City location provides convenient access to innovative volunteer trainings and workshops. This year, OAE redesigned its volunteer training programs and expanded to include Tutor Now: Technology Skills for volunteers to tutor adults in computer skills. For more Tutor Now trainings, please find more information 

Lawyer Referral

During regular work hours, the Philadelphia Bar Association offers the program — the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) — which provides lawyer referrals to area residents. Staff attorneys take calls from the general public and refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation, for which the attorney agrees to charge a drastically reduced fee of $35. If callers do not need an attorney or cannot afford one, they will be directed to a legal service organization, agency or other resource for assistance. LRIS is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling (215) 238-6333.


¿Le molesta si alguien bebe demasiado? Los grupos de familia al-anon puede ayudarle. Reuniones 1116 East Luzerne St. Philadelphia Lunes 9:30 a 10:30 AM. Si necesita más información: Mirta 862-294-8683, por favor manténgalo confidencial.


My students need a lighting kit and a laptop to create a RE-TEACHING station! My students come from all over the world – especially from countries that speak Spanish. My students are curious, artistic, competent and courageous. Our extracurricular activities are full of enthusiastic students eager to spend time in a caring environment away from the harsh realities of a rough neighborhood. Our goal is to create a re-teaching center in our classroom. It would include a camera, lighting kit, and a computer to edit videos. So, when a group of students feels like they’ve mastered a concept, they can re-teach it in a short video and publish that video on our YouTube page. To donate go to ciudad.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking & Boating Buddies.”  For the eleventh consecutive year, “Biking & Boating Buddies” provides free rentals to underprivileged children and their mentors around the nation.  To date, $1,280,000 in free rentals have been distributed to Bigs and Littles at over 20 BBBS chapters around the nation.  If you’d like to become a volunteer or support BBBS programs, please visit To find out more about the Biking Buddies program visit

Williams Center

Since the opening of the Williams Center for the Arts in 1983, the Lafayette College Performance Series has been nationally recognized for exceptional programming, annually featuring esteemed artists and innovative new work in chamber music, jazz, world music, dance, theater and family presentations. The 2017/18 season, include debut appearances by NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, the renowned tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis performing Schubert’s Winterreise, choreographers Pascal RioultAlonzo King, and Pam Tanowitz, New York’s Bedlam theater company, Iranian singer Azam Ali, and Venezuela’s Betsayda Machado, among many others.

Estamos Contigo

La Cancillería mexicana pone en operación la línea telefónica “Estamos Contigo”.  La línea “Estamos Contigo” entró en operación en noviembre y funciona las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Tendrá como objetivo central, brindar a los usuarios apoyo emocional e información general sobre actualidad migratoria y reportar incidentes de abuso. A través del número 1 877-632-6678, los connacionales en Estados Unidos podrán recibir información sobre muchos tópicos de apoyo, y adicionalmente, se le brindará a las mujeres apoyo emocional y psicológico que les permita enfrentar crisis basadas en situaciones de abuso físico intrafamiliar, violaciones, depresiones, discriminación o abuso de origen racial.

Veteran Loans

Citizens Business Banking will offer an interest rate reduction on both SBA and conventional loans for qualified veteran businesses. To qualify, the business must be 51 percent owned by a veteran or spouse of a veteran and must provide veteran validation documentation and proof of ownership. “We are proud to offer this promotion to our veterans, and will continue to offer our gratitude to these brave men and women.” According to the most recent U.S. Small Business Administration data, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses or 9.3 percent of U.S. firms

Casa Dominicana

Meet the faces of CASA DOMINICANA! Looking for volunteers to join the cads Dominican Community Outreach Program. Casa Dominica has established itself as an integral part of the Hispanic community in Philadelphia. We are looking for young adults who want to give back to the community.  Our future plans include art seminars, music appreciation, folkloric dance classes, sports, financial budgeting seminars, courses on microsoft word and excel and so much more.Volunteers, teachers, instructors, everybody! We cannot do this without you. Help us make our community, a united and safe one for our youths.

Access Services

Access Services is proud to celebrate Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month, in addition to celebrating the strengths of individuals with disabilities all year long! We invite you to join our enthusiastic and growing team.  Full and part time work opportunities are available throughout our agency.  In addition, Access Services is always looking for loving families willing to open their hearts and homes to a child or adult with special needs. To learn more about Access Services and the many wonderful opportunities available, please visit

Small Businesses

ABC’s of Starting a Small Business. Do Not Invest Your Money in A Business, Until You Attend this Seminar. Attend the ABC’s of Starting a Small Business to learn the ins and outs of starting a small business, the challenges you’ll face and the resources available to help you get started! For more info: Front Office at LAEDA Latin American Economic Development Association 856-338-1177    

Resource parents

Want to change a child’s life? There’s always an urgent need for resource parents in the city and surrounding areas. Resource parents (formerly referred to as “foster parents”) are community members who take in children and youth who are unable to reside with their families due to abuse and neglect. Not only does it make a huge impact on these children’s well-being and safety, but it can be a life-changing experience for the parents as well. CONTACT:Wordsworth CUA Region 5, Cassandra Williams, 267)766-2000 x2054 Wordsworth CUA Region 10, Natasha Cunningham, (215)817-5906

St. Luke’s Hospital

“PriceChecker” Program Bundles Services, Is Geared Toward Insured Patients with High Deductibles. With the rise in higher-deductible health plans and coinsurance, Americans are paying an increasingly greater proportion of their health care costs out of pocket. This means that patients need meaningful and transparent price information to better make informed health care decisions. St. Luke’s has launched St. Luke’s PriceChecker – a program that offers patients an option to pay a bundled price in advance of their service for specific common imaging studies and/or procedures as well as specific common ambulatory surgical services. Five of St. Luke’s Hospitals and more than 150 outpatient locations will participate in the bundled pricing, except for the Network’s New Jersey-based hospital and outpatient sites. A full description of the program along with prices and images/procedures can be found on-line

Mural Tour

View over 40 murals on this tour, featuring the collection that was created through the Porch Light Program. Cost: $5 per person and each guest will receive a package of beautiful note cards depicting some of the murals on the tour. Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) after your tour!  Each Mural Arts tour guest will receive a $5 off voucher for admission into the museum to be used either the same day or a future date. The tour leaves from PAFA, Hamilton Building, located at 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19102. Second Sunday Specialty Trolley Tour.

Immigrant Hub

“Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub”, ia an initiative funded through knight Foundation Cities Challenge Grant. The Hub offers resources and work space to immigrants looking to start or grow their businesses. Qualified candidates will specifically have access to many services. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at or email or call Herman at 215-557-2626.

DEP Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses, and other small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. The grants provide funding to projects that include auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks, HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems and waste recycling systems. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 15-16 funds are exhausted or April 15, 2016, whichever occurs first. Applications are available by visiting and clicking on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button.

Recording Studio

The Gage Recording Studio @ WKM is now in operation with an engineer ready to record you.  Bring your ready-made beats, tracks, instruments and have your verses memorized and ready. No negative messages – against women, promoting violence, how much $ you have, drug promotion, etc. For every hour youth volunteer at WKM youth get two hours  – one in recording time, and another hour of having music mixed and mastered. Call/text/email if you’re ready: 267-324-7386

Temple ReadyCare

Temple University Health System is continuing to expand its reach into Philadelphia and the surrounding areas by opening its latest Temple ReadyCare urgent care facility in Northeast Philadelphia on April 27. The new, state-of-the-art facility located at 2118 Cottman Avenue (Horrocks St. and Cottman Ave.) is one of four ReadyCare centers staffed by Temple physicians and personnel specially trained to help meet the non-emergency healthcare needs of walk-in patients. It will be open seven days a week, including weekday, evenings and most holidays. For more information, call 215-342-3020, or go to

Stage One Grant

The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC) is currently looking for young professionals and start-up businesses to join our team! The Stage One Grant is offered to young professionals and start-up businesses interested becoming members of the African-American Chambers of Commerce PA, NJ, & DE (AACC). Those approved for the grant will receive one year membership to the AACC, which includes complimentary admission to various events and programs. Also, start-ups must commit to applying for and, if accepted, completing the Entrepreneur Academy, which provides up to $6,500 in start-up capital for your business. For additional information, please visit 1617 JFK Blvd. Suite 889 |Philadelphia, PA, 19103 | (215) 751-9501

Youth United

Youth United For Change seeks youth from across the city who attend traditional public and public charter high schools to participate in the School Food Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board will meet bi-monthly with the School Food Division to provide input and work toward goals like providing nutritional information for school meals, and ensure that healthy, high quality food is served. Young people who want to join the Youth Advisory Board should contact: William Shelton, Youth United for Change:, 215-423-9588.

Construction Management

Turner Construction will be offering Building Your Future: Turner’s School of Construction Management Training Program. This program is designed to prepare small, minority, and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities in Philadelphia. The six-week program curriculum will cover such topics as Fundamentals of Estimating, Practices and Procedures of Purchasing, Financial Management and Accounting Principles, Bonding and Insurance, among others. In order to attend, business must have at least 3 years of construction or construction-related experience. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate upon completion. Tel. (215) 496-8950. Dexter Hendricks

NJ Resource Center

La Agencia de Financiamiento de Hipotecas y Viviendas de New Jersey (HMFA) anunció el lanzamiento del servicio de localización de viviendas, New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC), en Las mejoras incluyen una nueva imagen y optimización de la experiencia del usuario junto a una acabada sección de instructivos y recursos sobre vivienda. Este es un servicio GRATUITO para los usuarios que buscan ya sea viviendas de alquiler y de venta enlistadas, de carácter económico y a precios de mercado en New Jersey.

Urgent Care Clinic

Jefferson Launches Urgent Care Clinic at Smylie Times in Northeast Philly. Located at Rhawn and the Boulevard. Board-certified, emergency medicine physicians are available in a modern, comfortable clinic to care for patients with acute, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Jefferson Urgent Care is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for when patients can’t wait for an appointment and want to be seen right away. Emergency Medicine physicians will follow-up with patients’ primary care providers to ensure continuity of care after the urgent care visit. Additional services include x-ray, influenza vaccines, laboratory testing, sutures, splinting and sports and employment physicals. For more information visit

Cisco Certifications

Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities around the world. Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on e-learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and networking careers in virtually every type of industry.


The SAMBULANCE Safety Squad, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety education in the special needs community, has signed a partnership with Parents of Autistic Children, or POAC. The partnership entails a joint effort to reach individuals with special needs in South Jersey. The partnership between the SAMBULANCE and POAC includes: complimentary training sessions, recreational evenings to engage the special needs community and a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to further their joint programming. This Spring, the two non-profits will begin hosting their free training sessions; recreational evenings and October 4th Walk-A-Thon will all take place at Sahara Sam’s Oasis.

Komen @ Amazon

Komen Philadelphia is now a charity of choice! This means, you can support our life-saving mission EVERY time you shop Amazon… at NO additional cost to you! Just take these steps and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Komen Philadelphia: Go to purchases automatically benefit Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. Shop away! has all the same products, prices and service as the Amazon you’ve been using for years. It’s such a simple way to make a huge impact on our community’s fight against breast cancer!

Matching Donors

Did you know that more than over 270 people die every day in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because there are simply not enough organs available. Currently, patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on a national waiting list through the government, this usually takes 7 to 12 years for a patient to get a transplant. offers a way to enhance the search with a more active approach. Many patients receive their kidney transplant within only six months of registering on More info at or by calling at 1-800-385-0422.

Achieve webinars

No matter where you live, you can easily access 60-75 minute webinars of some of ACHIEVE’s workshops right from your desk. Free Webinar – Conflict Resolution Skills  Each month ACHIEVE offers a complimentary webinar. This webinar will teach participants to understand the dynamics of conflict and equip them with the skills needed to respond confidently when faced with situations of conflict. Chantel Runtz, Public Workshop Coordinator. 877.270.9776

Lawyer and notario fraud

Look out for lawyer and notario fraud! In the recent weeks Juntos has received reports of lawyers and notarios charging members of the immigrant community to begin preparing paperwork for upcoming “immigration reform” or “executive action.” Given the President’s recent announcement to halt any executive action until after the holidays we urge community members to be aware of any lawyer and notario fraud. We encourages community to please report any lawyers or notarios charging clients to process paperwork under future immigration reform or executive action. Contact us at 215-218-9079 and please leave a message.

Manejo de Plagas

El programa Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) de Pensilvania es una colaboración entre la Universidad de Penn State y el Departamento de Agricultura del Estado de Pensilvania que tiene como objetivo promover el manejo integrado de plagas tanto en la agricultura como en sitios urbanos. Si usted necesita más información sobre las prácticas MIP, puede contactarnos al teléfono (814) 865-2839. En Filadelfia al teléfono (215) 435-9685,, o nuestro sitio Web: para acceder las paginas del Blog, Twitter y Facebook del programa.

Sheriff Properties

Seminars on How to Buy a Property at a Philadelphia Sheriff’s Sale. For Spanish Speaking Session RSVP to (215) 686 – 3948. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for English Speaking Session RSVP to (215) 686 – 3539. Where: Office of the Sheriff, City and County of Philadelphia 100 S. Broad Street, 5th Floor, Land Title Building. Sheriff Jewell Williams wants to educate potential buyers on the bidding process at a Sheriff’s Sale. Future seminars will be held on More info: 215 495 4174.

Works for Me training

FREE Works for Me training. Introduction to Work Incentives and Ticket to Work for Youth with Disabilities. Works for Me in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities will present FREE training workshops at six locations around the Commonwealth. If you are a person with a disability, a family member of a person with a disability or a self-advocate who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), uses Medical Assistance for your healthcare insurance, and is thinking about returning to or maintaining employment. To Register  Online:

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