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Mari José: “People are not aware of what we live”

first_imgYes, but if you keep yourself a little busy … there are people who study, board games with the family or just have a drink and calm the anxiety of being locked up here.In addition to training, what else does time take up?I am with my partner and we share 24 hours. He is a Big Brother, I say that I am going crazy, it is normal that in Big Brother what happens happens. I am lucky to be accompanied. I have exceptional obligations because I have to go out and take the dog out to my mother who cannot be exposed to catching this disease. Whatever you need, the purchase. I do it in the morning and I already go home until the next day.You have to go out every day, but do you think people are aware?I go out every morning with the dog and I see people who are not aware of what we are experiencing. If we put a little on our side, everything will end up leaving before home. It is something I have never seen in my life. Go to a supermarket and see that even the replenishers are not enough. The thing is critical and you have to be aware of all that. We’re screwed if you don’t see it.Granadilla is trying to raise awareness among the population.We are all being human and cautious. Obviously we know that it is a major health risk, especially for the most vulnerable people. We have to be aware that it is very dangerous to expose yourself to the virus. Until it happens, we must obey sanitation and stay home.When the competition returns, will it be like starting again?We will all be in the same conditions. We will reach a state of lower form, but it will not cost us to return to the dynamics because as long as you stay active you are not at zero. Now with the dynamic that we had so positive. We were doing very good things. It is a break that does not suit us because we were ascending. How are you handling this quarantine?I am a person who does not stop at home and the truth is that it is coming in handy because I have more time for myself. At home the walls are thrown over him, it is what he touches, you have to be responsible. I’m not complaining about being here and helping others which is what matters.El Granadilla will have prepared a training plan for these weeks.They have given us a planning particular to all to try to do it at home. It can be done with a few things you have. On the last day we borrowed things from the gym and every day I do certain exercises to keep fit. It will not be the same, but at least you are not stopped and time passes more enjoyable.Is it very rare to train alone?There are times that I train with the physical trainer in the morning. You just have to have an imagination because we don’t have all things. We use bottles, broomsticks … you are looking for life. We are light years away from professional footballers. What we have we take advantage of. According to him planning, I can do the exercises and do the crazy thing, because I always say that at home you don’t run, but I run 60 square meters to touch walls and have fun on my own.And the food?We have been told to take great care of our food. We have a nutritionist who cannot be with everyone. Normally, you have a healthy habit of life and now you have to try to keep it to the letter and stay active, eat well and above all rest because it is the best workout you can have.It will cost being all day at home not to snack on something …last_img read more

Windies Women sweep India

first_imgVIJAYAWADA, India (CMC): West Indies Women defeated India Women by 15 runs to complete a 3-0 sweep of the T20 International series at Vijayawada here yesterday. A solid half-century opening partnership between Hayley Matthews and Captain Stafanie Taylor laid the foundation for West Indies’ tally of 139 for four in 20 overs after they won the toss and elected to bat. Their bowlers then suppressed the Indian run chase, restricting them to 124 for three in 20 overs despite a fighting unbeaten half century stand between Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet Kaur. Matthews and Taylor powered the early part in the innings for the visitors by adding 61 runs for the first wicket in 6.4 overs. Matthews dominated the partnership with a 22-ball 47 that included seven fours and one six before she was caught behind. Taylor batted throughout the innings to finish not out on 44 and picking up four boundaries in the process. The Windies Women skipper also featured in two crucial partnerships, putting on 16 with Kycia Knight and 11 with Britney Cooper. The hosts suffered an early setback when opener Vellaswamy Vanitha was run out by Taylor without scoring of the first ball of the innings. Their innings plunged into further chaos when they lost another two wickets and stumbled to 32 for three. Krishnamurthy and Kaur stayed together to the end of the match, adding 92 runs for the fourth wicket. Krishnamurthy scored a boundary less 40-ball 31, while Kaur struck three fours and three sixes in her 51-ball 60. Deandra Dottin and Matthews picked up a wicket each for West Indies to contain India, who fell 15 runs short with seven wickets intact. Score board WEST INDIES WOMEN HK Matthews c +Parween b Poonam Yadav 47 SR Taylor* not out 44 B Cooper lbw b Bisht 11 Kycia A Knight+ c Meghna Singh b Poonam Yadav 16 DJS Dottin c Kaur b Goswami 6 SL Quintyne not out 9 Extras (b 1, w 4, nb 1) 6 Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 1 39 Did not bat SS Connell, SA Campbelle, SC Selman, CN Nation, A Mohammed Fall of wickets 1-61 , 2-87 , 3-108 , 4-123. Bowling: Goswami 4-0-21-1,Patil 2-0-27-0,Bisht 3-0-21-1, Pandey 4-0-33-0, Yadav 4-0-25-2, Kaur 3-0-11-0 INDIA WOMEN VR Vanitha run out (Taylor) 0 Meghna Singh c Selman b Matthews 19 S Mandhana c Quintyne b Dottin 6 V Krishnamurthy not out 31 H Kaur* not out 60 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 5) 8 Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 124 Did not bat J Goswami, S Pandey, E Bisht, AA Patil, Poonam Yadav, NM Parween+ Fall of wickets 1-0, 2-21 , 3-32 Bowling: Selman 4-0-16-0,Dottin 4-0-29-1,Matthews 4-0-28-1, Mohammed 4-0-21-0,Quintyne 4-0-27-0. Result: West Indies Women won by 15 runs. Series: West Indies Women won three-match series 3-0.last_img read more

Despite late scare vs Fiji, Azkals get ‘good training session’ ahead of crucial match

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Bahadoran went to as far as saying that if the Philippines performs the same way come Tuesday, there’s a huge chance for the country to advance to the continental championship next year.“If we move the ball like this against Tajikistan, we have a good chance because we’ll have good quality players then. Hopefully, (Javier) Patiño comes and finish the chances more. The team did a very good job,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Azkals’ head coach Thomas Dooley. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlarming as the two goals surrendered late in the second half, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley believes that the 3-2 victory over Fiji on Thursday had served its purpose.“It was a good training session for us playing against fast forwards,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We tried something out. We always want to see new players dealing with the pressures of being in the game. If we can deal with it now, we can deal with it next time, maybe against Tajikistan,” he said.Forward Misagh Bahadoran agreed with the mentor, saying the Philippines needs to do a better job on defending the ball.“In transition, we just have to switch on in any minute of the game. In football, anything can happen. One mistake can lead to a costly goal so hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and coach will teach us with how to address our problems before our game against Tajikistan,” he said.Bahadoran, though, was still satisfied with how the Azkals performed in this tuneup match.“I think this was a good game in preparation for Tajikistan because the team was defending physical so the players started to play one touch, two touches, move the ball very, very well,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Favorites again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dooley took advantage of the friendly to give some guys a much-needed exposure, making changes after the first half and inserted five substitutes.Sub Pika Minegishi immediately made his presence felt with a goal in the 53rd minute and the home team seemed poised to preserve the clean sheet after taking a 3-0 lead in the 61st minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut despite the Azkals’ aggressive attack, the same could not be said on defense as goalkeeper Nick O’Donnell surrendered two goals in the final 20 minutes of the match.Dooley, though, justified his decision and the late scare was something which he believes the Azkals could learn from in preparation for the all-important match against Tajikistan on Tuesday in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.last_img read more

‘US$20M Lost to Illicit Money’

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A research report released yesterday on the Liberian economy shows that an estimated US$20 million is lost annually due to illicit financial flow (IFF).According to the report author, Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), illicit flow of money particularly in the extractive industry, has crippled the economy as “evidence by the government fight against the Ebola virus.”Presenting the report on Wednesday in Monrovia, IREDD executive director Harold M. Aidoo said corruption and bribery have been pinpointed as two of the main vices that cushion illicit financial flows (IFF) within the extractive sector. The research findings point to unsettling IFF-related cases of corruption and bribery affecting all sectors of the extractive industry.IREDD: “It has been observed that the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), the main regulator of the industry, is grossly entrenched in bribery and corruption scandals involving members of the National Legislature. NOCAL, instead of regulating the sector, is now seen as a prime lobbyist for oil companies striving to pass their concession bills. In the forestry sector, the United Nations Panel Report on Liberia revealed startling official corruption and briberies in the awarding of 63 illegal permits under the Private Use Permit (PUP) scheme introduced by government to economically empower forested communities.“For example, the Kimberling systems introduced in 2007 to combat illicit diamond trade continue to be undermined by infrastructural and technological challenges. The sub office in Lofa Bridge operates from a dilapidated container and without adequate safeguards to prevent illicit practices.”He noted that the country lacks the capacity to monitor these industries in areas like, knowing the quality of iron ore, the value on the world market, how many tons are exported, etc; adding: “these are serious issues that government must address.”According to him, government must be the one reporting these and not the companies themselves.In reaction to the report, National Bureau of Concession Chairperson Madam Ciatta Bishop disagreed with the report, noting that some of the literatures are “general assertions” that are being used to present a negative image of the state.According to her, there have been measures instituted by government to remedy many of the issues IREDD raised.Meanwhile, IREDD recommended that government invests in software that will monitor the accuracy of trade transaction prices in real time.“Strengthen statutory institutions with prosecuting power and empower them to go after IFF violators without fear or favor. Provide training and necessary logistics, equipment to all institutions in the forefront fighting IFF.Outsource monitoring and regulatory of concessions in mining concessions to reputable international organization.”The report was also corroborated by Global Witness, Save My Future and other internationally acclaimed organizations.last_img read more


first_imgThe presence of the European Commission’s bureau in Liberia since 1973, has not only been maintained but tailored towards our national priorities. This has earned the EU a place as a prime and very significant ally and sponsor of Liberia’s socio-economic development. In fulfillment of the ACP-EC partnership agreement, we have successfully held two very important political dialogues with the third still pending.The EU and its member states continue to provide the needed support to Liberia in priority areas of infrastructure, security, human rights, agriculture, energy, and education. Liberia remains ever partner to EU member countries within the context of the Paris Club which were very gracious in cancelling a very significant portion of Liberia’s debt, thereby giving us more fiscal space to engage in meaningful developments.On the regional perspective,  the European Union has committed providing an additional sum of at least 6.5 billion euros for activities associated with the EPA development program in West Africa, during the period 2015- 2020. The partnership between West Africa and the European Union falls in line with joint Africa-EU strategy, for sustainable economic development that stands to inevitably benefit the West African populace, including the most vulnerable poor segment.Protocols and AgreementsLiberia-European Union Voluntary Partnership bilateral agreement between European Union and the Republic of LiberiaConsolidation of the peace process in Liberia and advancing stability, strengthening the institutions of government and laying the foundation for development.European Union relations with Liberia is governed by the Lomé Convention, which was first ratified by forty six (46) African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries in 1975 with then European Economic Community (EEC).Liberia is one of the seventy nine (79) African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries, which have jointly negotiated a comprehensive partnership agreement with the twenty seven (27) European Union member states. The Cotonou Agreement was signed in 2000 and was revised in 2005.That the Cotonou Agreement builds in the achievements of the four  Lomé Conventions, which for more than thirty five (35) years (1975-2011) formed the basis of co-operation between the European Union and (ACP) countries. The partnership marks clear association between the political dimensions, trade and development.That since the Cotonou Agreement, the European Commission’s cooperation with Liberia has been focused on our poverty reduction strategy. The European Development Fund (EDF) continues to finance programs and projects which has contributed immensely to our economic, social and culture development.The agreement establishes a mechanism for dialogue and cooperation with European Union on the flegt scheme, via the joint implementation committee. It also establishes principals of stakeholder participation, social safeguards, accountability and transparency and monitoring of and reporting on implementation of the agreement.Structures and ActivitiesThe European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for European Union (EU) aid for development cooperation in Africa, the Carribbean, and Pacific (ACP group) countries and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). Funding is provided by voluntary donations by European Union member states. Liberia joined the ACP group in 1973 and has since benefitted from all the EDF packages since then.Each EDF lays out EU assistance to both individual countries and regions as a whole usually lasting 5 years. The European Union is currently on its 10th EDF from 2014-2020 with a budget of €31.59 billion. This currently represents about 30% of European Union spending on development cooperation aid, with the remainder coming directly from the European Union’s budget. The budget of the 10th EDF has ended and the 11th EDF has begun. The total budget can be broken down as follows:€21.966 million to the ACP countries (97% of the total),€17.766 million to the national and regional indicative programs (81% of the ACP total),€2.700 million to intra-ACP and intra-regional cooperation (12% of the ACP total),€1.500 million to investment facilities (7% of the ACP total).€286 million to the OCTs (1% of the total),€430 million to the commission as support expenditure for programming and implementation of the EDF (2% of the total)Liberia’s benefitsUnder the 11th EDF, Liberia benefits from more than €227 million which is being used across various sectors of government including:Energy – (€100 million)Social sectors (education – €35 million)Agriculture/forestry (€40 million)Governance (€25 million)The European Union also has other thematic budget lines through which other development activities in Liberia are funded, like the food security budget line, the community facility budget line for community groups {non state actors (NGOs, civil society, etc)}.Most of these funding are done through the national authorizing office at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, which came into being as a result of Liberia’s membership in the ACP group in 1973. Today, Liberia is a signatory of the Cotonou Agreement signed in 2000, revised in 2005 and 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Parking meters remain in downtown core

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – There was a glimmer of hope for Fort St. John drivers earlier this year, when City Council decided to look at removing paid parking from the downtown core.But now, residents will continue to dish-out quarters to park in front of their favorite store.After a request from Councilor Trevor Bolin, City Staff investigated the value of Fort St. John’s parking meters. The detailed report was submitted to council on Monday afternoon’s City Council meeting.Fort St. John currently has 282 parking meters in the downtown core. Amongst other reasons, the meters are there to discourage long-term parking.The report indicates that in 2009, the city generated $64,234 from parking meters alone. More than 6800 tickets were issued, which brought in $65,000. But there’s still $11,000 in outstanding tickets.Advertisement On the expenditure side, the report states that the city spends around $51,900 a year on parking enforcement.If the city wanted to remove paid parking from the streets of Fort St. John, each post would need to be taken down due to a liability issue. The report estimates it would cost the City more than $22,000 for the meters to be removed.Councilor Bolin says many of his questions were answered, and the report was received for information. Photo: Councilor Trevor Bolin discusses agenda items at the Fort St. John City Council meeting on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

Andre Agassi accidentally hits wife with tennis racket

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Andre Agassi accidentally hit Steffi Graf in the face with his tennis racket, cutting his wife’s lip, as the pair played a game while holding hands for a fundraiser following the U.S. Clay Court Championships finals on Sunday in Houston. Graf got three stitches from a doctor who had paid $70,000 for a trip to play tennis with the couple, officials said. “She’s OK,” Agassi said. “It was an unfortunate accident.”last_img

Arsenal and Liverpool warning! Roma ready to offer Cech a route out of Chelsea in January

first_imgRoma are considering a January move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to reports in Italy.The 32-year-old has found himself replaced as the No.1 at Stamford Bridge by Belgium international Thibaut Courtois.Cech has made just one appearance in the Premier League this season and it has led to speculation that he may finally end his ten-year spell with Chelsea.Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with moves for the Czech Republic international, who has 18 months left on his current contract.But now, according to Sky Italia, Roma are contemplating a January raid for Cech’s services.The Serie A side’s current No.1, Morgan de Sanctis, looks set to leave at the end of the season and manager Rudi Garica reportedly sees Cech as the perfect replacement. 1 Petr Cech last_img

Recall Madness: Rise in failing products result of outsourcing

first_imgAmid a flurry of recalls this summer – and as Mattel braces for yet a third toy recall this week – a Daily News review of data shows that the number of recalls nationwide has soared more than 50 percent in just the past six years. Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 467 recalls of everything from hammocks and treadmills to coffee makers and laptop-computer batteries. So far this year, there already have been 409 recalls of everything from sippy cups and bibs to crib bumpers and pacifiers. And that doesn’t include Mattel’s recall of eight play sets sold under the Barbie brand and three Fisher-Price toys, all of which were found to have high levels of lead. The growing number of recalls – up from just 309 in 2000 – highlight what some say has been percolating for years: an increase in manufacturing outsourcing and consumer demand for cheaper products that is threatening to collapse product quality and safety. “A lot of companies are outsourcing to China and, on top of that, it’s impossible for them to oversee the nitty-gritty details of production,” said Christopher Tang, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. U.S. corporate outsourcing to other countries has grown by 70 percent over the past 10 years, Tang said. Nearly $1.9 trillion was spent on imported goods last year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2004, according to census data. “Owners of manufacturers have become more hands-off. They are losing control over the quality,” Tang said. “As the supplier is pressured to lower the cost, something has to give. “The bottom line is, you get what you pay for.” The issue is no better with food. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration published information on 243 recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts. This year, there already have been 269 such warnings. California residents were alerted to several food recalls last month, including for INDY Dedos Spicy and Sour candy imported from Mexico, which tested positive for lead. Warnings were issued for bagged baby carrots distributed to Ralphs and Trader Joe’s stores by the Los Angeles Salad Co. because the product may have been contaminated with shigella. And Metz Fresh bagged spinach of King City, Calif., was cited because of a positive test for salmonella. And experts said the growing recalls can jeopardize not only companies, but industries and economies. “There’s always a backlash, like with the spinach scare of last year,” said Earl McPhail, Ventura County agricultural commissioner. Ventura County spinach farmers lost $1.5 million as a result of the scare. “It causes problems when you’re trying to sell a commodity,” McPhail said. But consumer groups say all the news about recalls is still not reaching consumers properly or quickly enough. Some are calling on manufacturers to use strategies that include alerting consumers directly by mail. “The media have been doing an unbelievable job in alerting the public, but relying upon the media basically means that the consumer has to be looking at the television at a particular moment, or a newspaper at that moment,” said Rachel Weintraub, director for Product Safety for the Consumer Federation of America. “What we’ve been proposing for a number of years for manufacturers is to have some sort of mechanism, either paper or electronically, to alert the consumer directly,” she said. “The technology exists to do that.” While Weintraub acknowledged that mail would be costly for manufacturers, she pointed to how parents were alerted to faulty car seats by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration in 1993. The agency required manufacturers to provide a postage-paid registration form with each new child safety seat sold, Weintraub said. In a 2003 study, the agency evaluated the program and found that a rise in registration rates meant an increase in recall compliance rates. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also has launched a drive to sign up 1 million consumers to receive e-mail alerts about recalls, said Arlene Flecha, spokeswoman for the commission. “The good news is that these products are being identified – but the biggest challenge is getting the product out of the consumer’s homes,” she said. “We encourage them to sign up for these alerts because there are a lot of toys out there that have been recalled.” Meanwhile – because many of this summer’s recalled products have been made in China – a summit is set for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., between the U.S. and Chinese governments to discuss safety, Flecha said. While Weintraub noted that consumers’ confidence has been shaken amid the plethora of recalls, it could lead to much-needed government reform. “Consumers are worried,” she said. “They don’t know what to do. Ultimately, toys should not be harming their children. But it often takes a storm like this to focus our policymakers.” Some say the result of all the recalls will be a return to manufacturing in the United States. “Many companies are realizing they have to bring manufacturing back to have better control,” Tang of UCLA said. “I think that for companies to mitigate the risks, they can’t really put all their eggs in one basket. They could reconsider having multiple suppliers or have a few local companies.” For Mattel, however, all of its product makers are in China. “Mattel has no recourse,” Tang said. “It’s only China.” But while bringing factories home could mean more American jobs, the move will come at a price, Tang said. “Some consumers will choose to pay more for local products,” Tang said. “But for those who are price-sensitive, they will continue to purchase goods made in other countries.” (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Vincent Tan plans to make Cardiff City debt-free in five years’ time

first_img1 Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says he will reduce the Sky Bet Championship club’s debt by more than half in his bid to ensure it is debt-free by 2021.The Malaysian businessman completed his takeover of Cardiff in May 2010, but the Bluebirds are over £100million in debt and are currently working under a transfer embargo.Tan told a Q&A session with supporters at the Cardiff City Stadium that he plans to convert £68m of the club’s debt into equity while writing off a further £10m.The 63-year-old said he wrote off £13m last season and turned £3m into equity to leave Cardiff £40m in debt to him.Under the Football League’s Financial Fair Play rules a club can convert a maximum amount of £8m of debt into equity in a single financial year, and Tan says he will do that for the next five years.“Because we have recently reached agreement with one of the club’s long-standing creditors, we are in a better position to convert our loans into equity,” Tan was reported as saying by BBC Wales.Tan was referring to the recent settlement with the club’s long-standing creditor Langston, a Panama-based company owned by former Cardiff owner Sam Hammam.Following relegation from the Barclays Premier League in 2014, Cardiff’s debt had reportedly reached £174m at the end of the financial year with most owed to Tan.Tan caused controversy at Cardiff when he changed the club’s kit from blue to red in 2012 and resisted pressure from fans to change it back until January 2015.He has not attended a game at the Cardiff City Stadium for over 12 months and Saturday’s league trip to Charlton will only be the second occasion he has seen the club play in person in that time.But that did not prevent Tan from handing out advice to the Cardiff players when he paid a visit to the club’s training ground on Thursday morning.“I gave them a pep talk and said they have got to start shooting,” Tan was quoted as telling supporters by WalesOnline.“In every match I want to see 30 or 40 attempts on goal, at least. Just shoot from 25, 30 yards, I told them.“What’s the point of passing, passing, passing and hoping to get in the box that way?“Unless you’re Lionel Messi looking for a tap in, it’s not going to work.“I watch every Cardiff match and I told them ‘You guys have no confidence’.“They get the ball and it seems to be like a hot potato. Pass it to somebody else straight away. You must see that, because I do. “The law of averages says the more you shoot, the more you’ll score. If you shoot 30 times you’ll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you’ll get five goals.” Vincent Tan last_img read more

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