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Sea Shepherd captain reports from the high seas

ALI MOORE: First to the continuing stand-off over the fate of the two anti whaling activists being
held on board a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean. The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has
called for restraint from both sides.

Meanwhile, officials in Tokyo have asked for help to transfer the two members of the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society and the Australian Government has responded by offering the use of the customs
ship the 'Oceanic Viking', which is in the area. In a moment, I'm be speaking to the Foreign
Minister, Stephen Smith.

But first, we cross to the Southern Ocean where a short time ago, I spoke to Paul Watson, captain
of the Sea Shepherd.

(To Paul Watson)

Paul Watson, Australia's Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has announced that the Customs' ship
'Oceanic Viking' is on standby to get your crew off the Japanese whaling vessel and back to you on
the 'Steve Irwin'. He's asked for your full cooperation, will you give it?

PAUL WATSON, CAPTAIN, SEA SHEPHERD: Yes, we certainly would, but nobody from the Government has
been in contact with us. And I don't know where the 'Oceanic Viking' is, we're right near the
'Yushin Maru No.2', but we'd certainly cooperate. We'd like to get them back.

ALI MOORE: So you can't see the 'Oceanic Viking' at the moment?

PAUL WATSON: No, we sent the helicopter up and it's not in this area, I'm not sure where it is.

ALI MOORE: If, of course, it does appear if the Government or the 'Oceanic Viking' does get in
contact with you, you are prepared to cooperate?

PAUL WATSON: Oh, absolutely.

ALI MOORE: Whether or not the Japanese have attached conditions to that transfer?

PAUL WATSON: Oh well, I'm not going along with any conditions.

ALI MOORE: So if the previous condition that you halt all protest action is attached to this
transfer via the 'Oceanic Viking' it's not happening as far as you're concerned?

PAUL WATSON: I don't acquiesce to terrorist demands and that's what that is. Holding hostages and
making demands is a terrorist tactic.

ALI MOORE: You talk about terrorist demands, but if your crew are returned safely would you do this
again - illegally board a flagged vessel and indeed using stink bombs and also prop ropes attempt
to vandalise that vessel?

PAUL WATSON: We didn't illegally board them, we went on board with a letter of intent. There's a
precedent set for that and it would be a good defence if there was any charges. So they did not
illegally board them, but also keep in mind the Japanese are not, they're poaching vessels, they
are down here illegally killing whales, illegally, targeting endangered species illegally. We board
poaching vessels all the time in the Galapagos... I personally boarded 65 poaching vessels in my
career and that's the only way you can police them.

You board illegally operated vessels and you order them to stop their illegal activity, nothing
wrong with that. People have got to stop thinking about the Japanese as some sort of legitimate
operation. These people are no different than elephant poachers in Africa or tiger poachers in

ALI MOORE: You did board a vessel without authorisation regardless of your intent and regardless of
whether there was intent for piracy, you can't run around the oceans jumping onto other people's

PAUL WATSON: You can run around the ocean jumping on poacher's vessels. They're targeting
endangered species and whale sanctuaries, in violation of a global moratorium. The United Nations'
world charter of nature on section of implementation under Section 21 E allows for non-government
organisations to uphold international conservation law. So, we are authorised to do that. These are
poachers, I'm trying to get that through to people. They are poachers.

ALI MOORE: As a captain, Paul Watson, where do you draw the line? What's paramount, safety of your
crew, the safety of those around you?

PAUL WATSON: The law, that's what's paramount, upholding the law. International law, they are in
violation of. They are killing 1,000 whales down here illegally, that is our concern, that's what
we're stopping.

They haven't killed a whale in a week. We have been successful, we're going to try to get them to
not kill a whale for another week and maybe another week after that. We shouldn't be down here, the
government of Australia should be down here. If these were you are Uruguayan tooth fish poachers
the government would be down here boarding them, seizing them, arresting them and putting them in

The only difference between Japan and Uruguay is Uruguay is a poor country and Japan's a wealthy
trading nation. How is that it's illegal to catch a fish down here and you go to jail, but if you
kill a whale and if you're Japanese, nothing is done about it?

ALI MOORE: The Australian Federal Police are now in fact, looking at the action of your two
crewmen, do you feel totally confident there will not be any charges made?

PAUL WATSON: There will not be any charges made because they would never stick up in court... In
Tokyo, they went on board with a letter of intent and there's precedent set for that.

ALI MOORE: So I take it from that, that if they are returned safely you'll turn right around and do
the same thing again?

PAUL WATSON: No, not necessarily. Circumstances dictate strategies and tactics.

ALI MOORE: So that's a no?

PAUL WATSON: That's neither a no or a yes, it depends on the circumstances.

ALI MOORE: Well let me ask you, if you can get the crew returned, what is the next step for the
'Steve Irwin' and the Sea Shepherd group?

PAUL WATSON: Our next step is to continue to stop their illegal whaling operations any way we
possibly can short of causing injury to their crew. We're not protesting their whaling operations,
we're not protesting them. What we are doing is interfering with illegal activities. This is an
interventionist operation not a protest organisation.

ALI MOORE: Paul Watson, many thanks for talking to us.

PAUL WATSON: Thank you.

Govt considers sending 'Oceanic Viking' to the rescue

ALI MOORE: For the past two days, the Australian Government has been trying to defuse the
situation. A short time ago I spoke to the Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in our Perth studio.
Stephen Smith, you've just heard Paul Watson on the 'Steve Irwin', does he sound like a man
prepared to cooperate?

STEPHEN SMITH, FOREIGN MINISTER: Well, I hope he's prepared to cooperate. What's required now,
which is what has been required for the last couple of days is the full cooperation from both
ships, from both skippers. What's now required is the full cooperation from the 'Steve Irwin', and
the full cooperation from the Japanese whaling vessel so as to ensure that the 'Oceanic Viking' can
now transfer the two men concerned from the Japanese whaling vessel safely to the 'Steve Irwin'.

And that reflects our priority that the most important thing here is their welfare, their safety
and their security, and that's best... best secured by getting them onto the 'Steve Irwin' as
quickly as possible.

ALI MOORE: What have you heard from the Japanese whaling ship, are they prepared to hand over these
two crew men without conditions?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well the only conditions that will be imposed here are conditions that will be
imposed by the Australian authorities and the 'Oceanic Viking', and those conditions will go to the
safety and security of this operation.

It's difficult at any time to transfer men from one ship to another. We'll have two transfers here
and this transfer is occurring or proposed to occur in the great Southern Ocean where the risks are
high, there may well be inclement weather. So the conditions that will be imposed will be imposed
by Australian authorities or the 'Oceanic Viking' and they will go directly to making sure that the
transfer occurs in a safe and secure manner.

Now obviously I want that to occur as quickly as possible but I want it to be safe and secure and
what's require to effect that is the full and complete cooperation of both captains, both vessels
and the two men concerned themselves.

ALI MOORE: But as you heard Paul Watson say, he's not interested in cooperating if there are
conditions attached to that cooperation. So do you know whether the Japanese are going to stick to
their previous requirement that in order for these men to get back, they must cease all operations
in the area?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well, he said he was prepared, as I understood him in what I heard, to cooperate
with Australia. Indeed, early today I have a distinct recollection of hearing a spokesperson from
the Sea Shepherd or from the 'Steve Irwin' saying they wanted the Australian Government to
intervene. We're intervening.

Our intervention is aimed at securing the welfare and safety of the two men concerned. That
requires the Sea Shepherd and the Japanese whaling vessel, cooperating, fully cooperating with the
'Oceanic Viking' and the Australian authorities.

ALI MOORE: Do you acknowledge that, of course, it is in the interests of the Sea Shepherd as far as
the public relations campaign goes for this to be running as long as possible?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well, people can make their own judgments about the various motivations. The
Australian Government has got two motivations.

Our broader public policy motivation is that we want the Japanese to cease whaling in the Southern

Our immediate motivation, and policy objective so far as the two men are concerned, one of whom is
an Australian national, is to get them safely off the Japanese whaling vessel, onto the 'Oceanic
Viking' and subsequently, onto the 'Steve Irwin'.

That is our immediate priority. And why is that our immediate priority? That's our immediate
priority because from the first moment, paramount in our considerations has been the safety and
security of the two men concerned.

ALI MOORE: Is the 'Oceanic Viking' in the area?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well, my advice this morning, which I relayed publicly was that the 'Oceanic Viking'
was in the vicinity and within... and within distance or sea sight, or sight of a number of the
Japanese whaling vessels. The advice I had this afternoon, and that's the most recent advice I had,
was that the 'Oceanic Viking' was in the vicinity but not within sight.

Now obviously the ships move around. But I'm not so much concerned about the precise location.
Because what is paramount here, what is now the most important thing is the cooperation between the
three vessels concerned and in the course of the Government making its decision to intervene and to
instruct the 'Oceanic Viking' on this task. Since that's been announced, the 'Oceanic Viking' and
the Australian authorities have been endeavouring to make contact with the two vessels, seeking to
get their full cooperation and seeking to put an operation into play.

So it's not so much the various locations, it's getting that cooperation. But the 'Oceanic Viking',
on the advice I had this afternoon, which I again made public, is in the vicinity.

ALI MOORE: Minister, as you were obviously aware, we had no trouble speaking with Paul Watson, have
you had difficulty contacting him?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well, I haven't tried and I haven't received any advice yet as to whether the
endeavours to contact either the Japanese whaling vessel or the 'Steve Irwin' have been successful.
But I expect to receive advice on that in due course. But I haven't had any to date.

ALI MOORE: As you also heard, Paul Watson says he's enforcing the law, he's not breaking it. He
says it's the Japanese who are at fault. Have both sides here really put themselves above the law?

STEPHEN SMITH: Well, a consideration if you like of legal niceties is not going to get either of
the two men safely on board or safely back on board the 'Steve Irwin'.

ALI MOORE: I do understand that minister, but you have asked the AFP to have a look at this, the
Australian Federal Police?

STEPHEN SMITH: No, I haven't asked the AFP. The AFP has had from both the Sea Shepherd and other
sources information drawn to its attention which the AFP is currently evaluating.

Now if the AFP comes to a conclusion that anything illegal or unlawful has occurred in the Southern
Ocean, then it will no doubt take whatever action it thinks is appropriate. And I've made it
crystal clear from day one when the Government announced its policy approach in this area that I
expected people to exercise restraint and I think sadly, the Australian community would form the
view that we haven't seen restraint exercised.

But secondly, I've made the point that if anything has occurred by anyone which is either unlawful
or illegal not only do I not condone that, I condemn it. Let the legal niceties take their course.
The legal niceties will not see as quickly as possible, as speedily as possible, the men removed
from the Japanese whaling vessel and placed ultimately on board the Sea Shepherd.

That is our priority, that is what I want to occur, because the safety and welfare of those two men
is the paramount consideration at this point in time.

ALI MOORE: Minister, many thanks for talking to us.

STEPHEN SMITH: Thanks very much, Ali.

this point in time.

Minister, many thanks for talking to

US car giant prepares world for life without oil

ALI MOORE: With oil prices at record highs, motorists may soon become familiar with the phrase
"peak oil". It's the theory that more than half the planet's oil reserves have now been used and
demand will inevitably outstrip supply, driving prices ever higher.

While some experts reject the theory, arguing the planet still holds enormous reserves of oil and
gas, peak oil has won a powerful new backer. This week the head of car giant General Motors
publicly warned the switch to biofuels such as ethanol and electric cars was now inevitable.

Kerry Brewster reports.

SONG: Most people that I know think that I'm crazy and...

KERRY BREWSTER: Petrol heads let it all hang out at Canberra's annual Summernats. It's an all fun,
all Australian celebration of the car, but the party is winding up.

JOHN KAYE, NSW GREENS MP: The day of the gas guzzler is over. It's not the Greens or the
environment movement that will end the gas guzzler, it is Mother Nature herself.

KERRY BREWSTER: This week from the car capital of Detroit, the giant US manufacturer General Motors
chief executive conceded that the petrol engine's days were numbered. Chief executive Rick Wagoner
says oil supply has peaked, and that the race is on for replacement fuels.

RICK WAGONER,CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GENERAL MOTORS: We need to develop alternative sources of propulsion
based on diverse sources of energy.

KERRY BREWSTER: At the massive Detroit car show, the battle lines are drawn. Jostling for the
spotlight, rivals are showing off their green machines. Electric petrol hybrids, ethanol friendly
engines and more. All clean, healthy competition, according to Toyota Australia.

DAVID BUTTNER, TOYOTA AUSTRALIA: If it's a race to find the best way forward, then the best results
we're going to get, the faster we're going to really modify the existing technologies, but also the
faster we're going to find those new technologies.

KERRY BREWSTER: The cost of crude cracked $US100 a barrel last month and experts predict the price
for crude will keep rising as global demand grows faster than supply. For Australians, it means
higher prices at the pump, possibly $2 a litre for petrol this year. It's not just private
motorists affected, consumers will pay for the ever increasing costs of moving goods long distance.

JOHN KAYE: This is going to have a huge impact on the way we transport ourselves around cities,
around the country.

KERRY BREWSTER: John Kaye uses pedal power. Before he became a NSW Greens' MP, he was an electrical
engineer with a PhD from California's prestigious Berkeley University. He has spent decades
researching energy sources and arguing the case for fossil fuel alternatives.

JOHN KAYE: To ignore the warning coming from the senior executives of General Motors would be to
condemn us to a future where we lose the ability to move. Those economies that thrive and prosper
will be those that invested in mass public transport, urgently and immediately.

KIM CARR, MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION: The major question arises in regards to the
productivity of the nation, the major social questions that arise about the questions that relate
to where people live. It is, of course, a major issue for the society to deal with. That's why the
Labor Government is moving forward to work with the States to ensure that we have the opportunities
available through the development of appropriate infrastructure.

KERRY BREWSTER: More and more US corn and canola fields are producing ethanol. But the drive to
make biofuels from crops is driving up the price of grains worldwide. Last year, Mexicans struggled
to pay for their staple food - the corn bread, tortilla.

LEIGH MARTIN, TOTAL ENVIRONMENT CENTRE: We need to make sure that diversion of crops into the
creation of ethanol doesn't simply drive up fuel prices and that we don't create other global
warming problems by clearing vegetation to create crops for generating ethanol.

KERRY BREWSTER: The European Union, which has set a 10 per cent biofuel target, is increasingly
concerned about the wholesale clearance of rainforests in Indonesia, Brazil and Latin America to
make way for biofuel crops.

JOHN KAYE: In a greenhouse constrained world where we're already having difficulties with
agriculture, the last thing we want to do is put transport in competition with food supply, and
that's precisely what bioethanol will do.

KERRY BREWSTER: Here in Australia, it's mostly wheat being grown for ethanol. And now, there's a
car to fit - a GM Saab that runs on 85 per cent ethanol. The fuel to power it will be on sale in
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

A recent CSIRO study predicted that if all currently exported wheat was used to make ethanol, it
would replace between 11 per cent and 22 per cent of petrol used. But, Australia would be forced to
import wheat in drought years.

KIM CARR: There are issues that relate to the question of the uses of land supply. There are
questions that relate to whether fuel or food is produced from the crops that are available. There
are new technologies, however, that mean coming onboard, which means that we are able to think
about different ways in which we can produce biofuels into the future.

SONG: Most people that I know think that I'm crazy and I know at times I act a little hazy...

KERRY BREWSTER: More than a million new cars hit Australia's roads last year, the most popular
still, the 6 cylinder Holden Commodore. But a small and growing proportion, just under 4,000, were
imported petrol-electric hybrids. They have batteries that charge on the road, and use around 50
per cent less fuel. Unlike most other drivers, Jacqueline McCann can still laugh when the talk
turns to petrol prices.

JACQUELINE MCCANN, MOTORIST: Well, it's very, very cheap to run, I probably fill it up once every
three weeks, and it's a nice stylish car. It's smooth to drive, it's got everything I need.

KERRY BREWSTER: You're making a lot of savings on petrol?

JACQUELINE MCCANN: Making a lot of savings on petrol and you can't be unhappy about that.

KERRY BREWSTER: The fully electric car is on the drawing boards of the big car makers. General
Motors says they're inevitable.

RICK WAGONER: So are electrically driven vehicles the answer for the mid and long term? For sure.

KERRY BREWSTER: But the future electric plug-in cars will only be as clean as their sources of
energy. Australia relies overwhelmingly on coal, unless it shifts to cleaner sources of
electricity, the electric plug-in car would be a step backwards in terms of CO2 emissions.

JOHN KAYE: A transformation of the transport system in Australia from gasoline based to electricity
generated by coal would cause an 18-million tonne a year increase in our greenhouse gas emissions.

fired power stations and clean coal, other sources of electricity, those are important challenges
that have to be addressed as part of the overall solution.

KERRY BREWSTER: The Holy Grail is the hydrogen powered car. BMW showed off its prototype in
Melbourne today. The company says governments must develop the solar and wind energy sources to
drive the creation of hydrogen from sea water.

GUENTHER SEEMANN, BMW: If you want to clap hands you need two hands, right? From our part we showed
that a car manufacturer is able to produce an engine with zero emission. The other side is the
totally infrastructure which is needed to run such cars. And this a car company cannot do alone.

KERRY BREWSTER: So how have Australian car makers progressed in the race to the clean, green car?
General Motors Holden unveiled a prototype for an electric-petrol car in 2000, but the project
stalled. Today, it's a Sydney Museum piece.

The Federal Government is encouraging local manufacturers to go green. It'll give the industry up
to half a billion dollars through its green car innovation fund.

ANDREW MCKELLER: There are plans under way now to introduce a whole range of new technologies, a
whole range of new capabilities.

KIM CARR: The Australian motor companies are going to rise to the challenge faced by climate
change. In my judgment, we will see new technologies emerge in Australia. We want to do all we can
to encourage the commercialisation of those technologies so that Australians do have the options to
drive Australian made, green cars.

ALI MOORE: Kerry Brewster with that report.

Khaliah Ali leads US obesity fight

ALI MOORE: According to the latest national health survey, almost a quarter of Australians are
overweight and more than 2 million are obese. In the United States, the figures are even more
alarming, with two thirds of the population overweight and one third obese.

Khaliah Ali, the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, was one of them. But her life was
transformed thanks to an Australian doctor.

North American correspondent Tracy Bowden reports.

TRACEY BOWDEN: These days, Khaliah Ali is used to getting admiring glances. In fact, she's been
turning heads all her life, but up until recently, it was for a very different reason.

(To Khaliah Ali) at what stage of your life did weight become an issue?

KHALIAH ALI: I can't remember a point in my life when weight wasn't an issue. I simply cannot. I
remember sneaking cookies as a kid or pouring extra cereal in the bowl beyond the healthy serving
and just always being hungry.

TRACEY BOWDEN: Khaliah Ali was a little girl with a big appetite and a famous father, but the
physical traits that made her dad a champion didn't sit so well on her.

KHALIAH ALI: Even when I was 8 years old, it was clear that this girl was going to be bigger than

TRACEY BOWDEN: And you were taunted and bullied by the kids at school?

KHALIAH ALI: I had a lot of difficulty in school because of that, I truly did. I was beat up a
couple of times, you know. Be like your father, you're a big girl, you can fight.

TRACEY BOWDEN: But Khaliah was fighting a losing battle. She grew from a chubby child into an
overweight teenager and then an obese adult.

KHALIAH ALI: There were many days filled with desperation, I have done every single diet that's out
there that you can imagine. Grapefruit, cabbage, commercial diets, pray I lose the weight diets.
I've tried everything.

TRACEY BOWDEN: In her late 20s, Khaliah Ali was working as a plus size model and designing her own
clothing line. At her heaviest, she tipped the scales at 335 pounds. That's more than 150
kilograms. Then, she heard about an Australian doctor carrying out a relatively new procedure in
New York.

(To George Fielding) Now what did you think when Khaliah walked in the door?

mean, it's a funny thing, this sort of reverence for an idol and I just thought he was the greatest
thing. And then I thought about it and I said, "You know, it must be bloody awful for her being
this amazing human being, who personified everything about strength and beauty, to be fat", and
what it must have been like for her. And I really felt sorry for her.

TRACEY BOWDEN: Based at the New York University Medical Centre Dr George Fielding was performing
gastric banding, a procedure already well known back in Australia.

GEORGE FIELDING: Once it got FDA approved here in America in the early 2000s we were invited over
here to start teaching.

TRACEY BOWDEN: So you basically showed the Americans how to do it?

GEORGE FIELDING: It is so great to show a Yank how to do something which, of course, is a
impossibility, but you can do your best.

KHALIAH ALI: I spoke to him and absolutely everything from that point forward in my life would
never be the same again.

TRACEY BOWDEN: Gastric banding is a less invasive procedure than gastric bypass surgery. Put
simply, the band reduces the capacity of the stomach, so patients feel full more quickly.

GEORGE FIELDING: It sits right at the very top of the stomach and it encircles it like a squeegy
and we put it in and lock it into place. And what I say to patients is "your normal stomach is the
size of a football, the new functioning stomach above the band is the size of a golf ball."

TRACEY BOWDEN: Khaliah Ali decided she had nothing to lose, except hopefully more than 40 kilos. So
she went ahead with the surgery.

KHALIAH ALI: With the band you live with it for life. For me, eating is a slow process, as it
should have been in the first place. Many people who are overweight just inhale their food. So now
my meals are 15 minutes to an half hour at a time, I chew my food slowly and I digest it properly.

CLOTHING DESIGNER: I think this will just be smashing, just the whole flow of the skirt will look

TRACEY BOWDEN: In three years Khaliah Ali has more than halved her weight. She continues to work in
fashion design and to her delight, has gone down several dress sizes.

GEORGE FIELDING: How's it going?


GEORGE FIELDING: You look fabulous.

KHALIAH ALI: Thank you.

GEORGE FIELDING: So how's the last month or two been?

KHALIAH ALI: It's been really good, everything's been comfortable.

GEORGE FIELDING: Awesome, have you sort of got good control of your appetite and hunger and stuff?

KHALIAH ALI: It's good, I'm kind of 50/50ish but maintaining.

TRACEY BOWDEN: When Dr Fielding tells would be patients he knows how they feel, he does. He had a
lap band inserted himself eight years ago when he was on several drugs to control weight related

GEORGE FIELDING: There's this big ex-football playing fat guy who was sick... I was on 11 drugs for
medicines, this big ex-fat boy who's actually done well, it's years down the track and he sort of
looks normal.

TRACEY BOWDEN: It's no surprise that Dr Fielding believes gastric banding is the only answer for
anyone who is significantly overweight, and he says it should be carried out much more widely.

(To Dr Fielding) So in a sense, you are on a crusade, you're a on a mission?

GEORGE FIELDING: Bloody oath, I really truly am, because we are being overwhelmed by a plague and
all these people get sick and they all die young, and it's so dumb. When there are, there is a
simple, safe treatment.

SUSAN LEVIN, DIETICIAN: No surgery is simple, nor should it be considered simple, so I have a lot
of concerns, I mean, I'm sure that...

TRACEY BOWDEN: Many health practitioners maintain the best way to lose weight is still a healthy
diet and exercise. Dietician Susan Levin believes that the potential risks of gastric banding
surgery outweigh the benefits, and points to the results of a recent study.

SUSAN LEVIN: 80 per cent of the participants had at least one problem and then more than a third of
those had severe problems. We don't really hear that much about the people that eventually take the
band out because it wasn't working for them.

TRACEY BOWDEN: But Khaliah Ali couldn't be happier and now she's co-written a book about her
experiences with the Australian doctor she says saved her life.

KHALIAH ALI: I feel fantastic, everything feels different. You know, it's not just a physical
transformation, it's also an emotional, and somewhat spiritual transformation, as well.

TRACEY BOWDEN: Khaliah Ali says there have been many memorable reactions to her transformation. But
says the most memorable was her father's.

KHALIAH ALI: Because of Parkinson's there's not much that he says but you read everything in his
eyes, in the amount of love and surprise, which was equally as fulfilling as seeing the love in his
eyes for me, meant everything. Just the look and the smile said it all.

TRACEY BOWDEN: So he noticed?

KHALIAH ALI: Oh, absolutely.

ALI MOORE: That report from Tracy Bowden.


So he noticed

? Oh, absolutely.

That report from Tracy Bowden. That's the program for tonight. We'll be back at the same time
tomorrow, but for now, goodnight.

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