6 days agoWerder Bremen coach Kohfeldt: Grujic chase just about…

first_imgWerder Bremen coach Kohfeldt: Grujic chase just about…by Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWerder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt admits their interest in Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is over.The Serb chose to sign on-loan with Hertha Berlin this summer ahead of Werder.And Kohfeldt concedes: “You cannot rule out anything, but that would be pure speculation to think about it.”The coach also said: “He is a very good player, but he is now a player from Hertha and in the summer probably will again be a Liverpool. “This is not an issue for us now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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QuickList April inflation rates for Canadian provinces territories

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.6 per cent in April, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces and territories (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 3.6 per cent (3.8)— Prince Edward Island: 1.6 (1.7)— Nova Scotia: 0.8 (1.3)— New Brunswick: 2.7 (2.8)— Quebec: 0.8 (0.9)— Ontario: 1.9 (1.9)— Manitoba: 1.6 (1.6)— Saskatchewan: 1.4 (0.6)— Alberta: 1.7 (1.3)— British Columbia: 2.1 (2.0)— Whitehorse, Yukon: 2.6 (2.7)— Yellowknife, N.W.T.: 1.2 (1.5)last_img read more

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Jack Johnson Joins Surf Legends To Sign Ukulele For Charity

first_imgAn amazing ukulele and celebrity signed guitar have come up on the eBay Auction Cause store.Kelly Slater with the UkeThe nonprofit Guitars in the Classroom has collected the signatures of the “Stars, Icons and Legends of The Surfing World” on this Kohala Kanikapila-style concert ukulele and a Fender Classic Vibe Telecaster to raise funds for their programs to bring music into education.The auction will be live until Thursday night, December 20th, 2012. Access the auction by clicking here.The “Surf Uke” features the 35 iconic autographs, including the following surfers: Joel Parkinson – 2012 World Champion and Pipe Masters winner; Kelly Slater – 11x World Surfing Champion and 18x Surfer Poll winner; Jack Johnson – famous musician and surfer; John John Florence – top pro surfing prodigy and #2 on the Surfer Poll; Gerry Lopez – legendary “Mr. Pipeline”; Rob Machado – iconic soul surfer; Dane Reynolds – futuristic surfing hero; Shane Dorian – big wave legend; and John Cruz – Hawaiian master musician.This is a truly unique ukulele, capturing surfing brilliance of the past and today. It’s sure to be a great holiday gift or collectible for a music loving ocean aficionado. The proceeds of its sale will fund free training programs that prepare, equip and empower teachers to provide daily hands-on music making for children in the public schools of Hawaii and beyond.Additionally, the following luminaries of the surfing world have signed this precious instrument: “Soul Surfer” movie’s Bethany Hamilton; Bruce Irons; Buttons Kaluhiokalani; 2011 Woman’s World Surfing Champion Carissa Moore; rising star Courtney Cologne; free surfer/ocean activist Dave Rastavich; surf pioneer Herbie Fletcher; longboard champ Joel Tudor; Surfer Magazine founder John Severson; Jordy Smith; Josh Kerr; Julian Wilson; Keala Kennelly; Keith Malloy; Kieren Perrow; Lindy Irons – wife of the late great Andy Irons; big wave charger Mark Healy; World Champ and legend Mark Occhilupo; skater/surfer/musician Matt Costa; Owen Wright; Pancho Sullivan; First World Champion Peter Townsend; iconic Hawaiian legend Rabbit Kekai; Sally Fitzgibbons; Taj Burrow; and Taylor Knox!The Fender Classic Vibe Tele, donated to Guitars in the Classroom by the Fender Music Foundation, has been signed by music and surfing greats Donovan Frankenreiter and Rob Machado , as well as Switchfoot founding member and rocker, Jon Foreman ! This exciting auction also features a guitar that will be signed to order by jazz great Al DiMeola.To check out photos of the ukulele, the Tele, the Custom Legend 1769 ADII Ovation, and much more, visit the auction at eBay. This auction includes other great items and instruments signed by famous surfers and musicians, as well as concert tickets with artist meet-and-greets, instruments, musical gear, and much more – all supporting Guitars in the Classroom and the music they bring into classrooms every day around the country.Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has trained over 9,000 teachers and school staff members to lead musically integrated lessons across the academic curriculum. GITC’s heartfelt mission is to make hands-on music an integral part of learning for students in their regular classrooms. Headquartered in Encinitas, California, the program is active in twenty-six states. GITC’s free, regionally-based programs train, equip and empower educators to sing, play guitar, teach and lead songs as well as compose lyrics for learning with their students. Infusing academics with music helps every kind of learner become more actively engaged, creative and successful in school, builds classroom community and provides musical access for every child.For more info, please visit www.guitarsintheclassroom.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Ohio States Eli Apple making a turnaround as a redshirtfreshman

Redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple (13) waits for the ball to be snapped during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAfter sending a first-round draft pick in Bradley Roby to the NFL, the Ohio State Buckeyes had a void to fill at cornerback.Enter Eli Apple.The redshirt-freshman cornerback has stepped into a starting role for the Buckeyes and has helped the OSU defense to the 18th best pass defense in the country.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he was pleased to see Apple’s success after a less-than-successful 2013 redshirt year for the New Jersey native.“Eli Apple is a guy that I’d like to think is a product of the way we do our business,” Meyer said Monday. “In the weight room, in the classroom … he was not what we wanted when we signed him.”Apple agreed with his coach, adding that he was challenged more than just physically in his first year as a Buckeye.“Mentally and physically, I wasn’t ready at all as far as tackling,” Apple said Monday. “As far as getting in the weight room, I wasn’t really strong enough to really play out there, I was getting tossed around a little bit.”Meyer said the physical struggles weren’t the only thing holding Apple back.“He was lazy in the classroom, lazy about his business (but he has) got a great family, they really supported us in our disciplining of him, and he’s doing great in school and great on the field,” Meyer said. “And I grabbed him yesterday and I said, ‘This is what we recruited.’ He’s playing pretty well.”Apple said he’s worked on getting his grades up, and added that he believes it is showing on the field.“I feel like it all goes hand-in-hand,” he said. “When you are doing good in school, you are doing good in football. It all correlates.”Apple has started all but one game this season, but it was in the game he didn’t start that he made arguably his biggest impact.After fellow redshirt-freshman cornerback Gareon Conley gave up a 44-yard completion and a subsequent touchdown on Michigan State’s opening drive Nov. 8, Apple was called upon to come into the game and perform, which co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said Apple did admirably.“He did not practice at all (that) week. Did not take one rep at practice. And leading up to the game, even on Saturday morning, we weren’t sure if Eli was going to be able to play or not,” Ash said on Nov. 10. “But throughout the course of the game, from when he went in to that point, he made some plays, both in the run game and in the pass game. I mean he showed some grit, some determination, some guts, some toughness that honestly we didn’t know Eli had.”Apple tied for the team lead for pass breakups against the Spartans with two, and added a tackle for loss from the corner spot.Apple said his improvements this season are because he’s learned from the veterans in front of him.“When I first got here, I definitely had my little struggles. I feel like that redshirt year really helped me a lot just watching guys like Roby, watching guys like (senior cornerback) Doran (Grant), see how they handle their business and picking up stuff from them,” Apple said. “When I came in this year, I really wanted to take an approach — take things serious, work on my technique, work on all aspects of my game and it has really helped out.”Grant, who Meyer said Monday he would nominate for an all-Big Ten honor, said before the Michigan State game that Apple was already showing signs of improvement.“(He is) getting better and growing every day,” Grant said Oct. 22. “You just see him growing and taking coaching and just getting better as a player everyday and that’s good.”Apple said playing opposite of Grant has been one of the most important keys to his personal progress.“I feel like my confidence has grown after each game,” Apple said. “It’s just great being a starting corner, playing opposite of Doran Grant, somebody that just takes the game so serious. It’s one of those things where you have to raise your game up a notch every week because you got somebody like him who just goes so hard and has great preparation.”Apple and the Buckeyes are now preparing for the Indiana Hoosiers as the two teams are scheduled to kick off at noon on Saturday from Ohio Stadium. read more

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Lisbon boss wonders if Messi will be as good as Ronaldo

first_imgSporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus has joined in praising Cristiano Ronaldo for his spectacular goal against Juventus in the Champions League and wonders if a 33 year-old Lionel Messi could achieve similar featsSpeaking before their first leg against Aletico Madrid in the Europa League, the Sporting coach heaped praise on his compatriot and believes that the goal that Ronaldo scored against Juventus was something that no even Messi could achieve.“With all due respect for the player, Messi is Messi. There are two aliens and one is in Madrid I will say that Cristiano’s goal to Juventus is from an extraterrestrial. We are talking about a 33-year-old player. What impressed me most was not the technical gesture, but the ability to jump that has to do with physical condition. ” said Jesus, according to Mundo Deportivo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Portuguese coach believes that there is not another player in the world that can match Ronaldo’s level at 33 years of age and questioned if Messi could potentially prove him wrong.“I doubt there are other players that age who have physical ability. Not everyone can do that. I know how Christian trains. It is a demonstration of the form that it has, of the great professional that it is. It is at a very high level. The question is: when Messi is 33 years old will he have that level that Cristiano now has? ”Sporting lost 2-0 to Atletico in the first leg of their quarter-final clash at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with two defensive errors proving to be very costly for Jesus’ side.last_img read more

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Ancelotti tips PSG for Champions League success

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has tipped former side Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory but Napoli can end those ambitions early.The first tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, where PSG fought back twice to scrape a point.“It’s an important game and can be decisive for both teams,” Ancelotti told Telefoot via Football Italia.“We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.“We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don’t have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Ancelotti effectively started Paris Saint-Germain’s domination of French football, but they have never been able to match it with Champions League results.“They’ve lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves. They know that they can win the Champions League this term.“This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams,” continued Ancelotti.“I think Kylian Mbappé and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape. If Kylian doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.“Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team.”last_img read more

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Higuain reveals why he left Turin

first_imgFormer Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain who is on loan at Milan has revealed that the decision to leave Juventus was made for him.Pipita was so loved by the Bianconeri that it became a surprise when he left Turin. However, the striker has taken his time to explain why.“That’s not a question for me. I played for Juventus, everyone knows what I won there and how much I gave to Juventus. The decision was not mine, it was made by others. Milan then showed that they wanted me and I came here,” Higuain said via Football Italia.“I think the reaction of the Juve players tonight proves I was loved there.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.During Juventus Vs Milan clash on Sunday, Higuain had demanded to take the penalty against his former teammate Wojciech Szczesny, who saved it.“Szczesny moved first, that’s why he got it. I thought it was going into the side-netting, it was a great save. Only those who take penalties can miss them, it’s easy to say afterwards that it was wrong.”“I took the responsibility, I felt good about taking it. I think at the end of the day, we’ve got to keep our heads up because we played well against a very strong Juventus side.”last_img read more

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Loyalty Shown the Door

first_imgThat e-mail, or apparently not showing remorse for writing it, landed him a pink slip. In a memo to staffers Tuesday, posted by Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC, Mills wrote that Nutting had left the company “effective today.”That same day, Nutting told Politico’s Michael Calderone, who has covered the acquisition and subsequent merger extensively, that he was fired for “insubordination.” “I guess I was given one last chance to say I was sorry, that I’d done something impulsive, and I apologize,” he told Calderone, indicating that he refused to apologize. “I didn’t feel like I could turn my back on the people I worked with,” he said.It’s a tough time in magazine publishing right now, and I’m sure there are A LOT of people in the industry who aren’t, and won’t, speak up about management missteps for fear of losing their jobs. Don’t get me wrong, though—I’m not saying that the CQ-Roll Call Group layoffs were necessarily the result of mismanagement.What I am saying is that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a passionate editor stand up for what he/she believes—even with their job on the line. And I hope it isn’t the last. Brian Nutting showed his loyalty to the wrong group of people—or at least that’s what his bosses thought.Following the round of 44 layoffs at the CQ-Roll Call Group—associated with parent company the Economist Group’s merger of recently-acquired Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call—the 27-year CQ editor sent an e-mail to CQ-Roll Call Group executive vice president and managing director Laurie Battaglia, editorial director Mike Mills and the entire newsroom, demanding an explanation from top brass in regard to the cuts. “We were told that the people in the company were highly valued,” Nutting wrote. “And now this.” last_img read more

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Kesari full HD movie leaked online free download likely to affect box

first_imgKesari full movie leaked onlineYouTube ScreenshotAkshay Kumar starrer Kesari has been hit by piracy just a day after its release. The full movie has been leaked online on torrent sites for users to watch it free.Kesari was released on Thursday, and it received an excellent response from viewers and critics. The movie opened at the box office with excellent numbers. However, makers of the film might have sleepless nights to know that the full movie has been leaked online now.Despite strict measures being taken to curb piracy, the menace seems to be unstoppable. Full Kesari movie has been made available on some illegal torrent sites for users to download and watch the movie for free.Although most of the prints are of poor quality, some of the sites claim to have uploaded HD quality print of the pirated version of Kesari. Although the movie has made a strong start at the box office with a collection of over Rs 21 crore at the domestic market on opening day, piracy may affect its business in coming days. Kesari stillYouTube ScreenshotPiracy has been a major issue for Bollywood since ages. Although most of the illegal film download sites have now been pulled down, there are still some that continue to function even now. Almost all the Bollywood films get leaked online a day after the official release.Directed by Omung Kumar, Akshay’s Kesari is based on the incredible battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers fought against around 10,000 Afghan invaders. The film also featured Parineeti Chopra along with others.last_img read more

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Mendelson ReShuffles Council for Whites Entrance

first_imgVincent Orange’s Aug. 15 resignation from the D.C. Council has resulted in several changes – the selection of Robert White to finish his term and a change in the Council’s committee structure. Orange was defeated in the June 14 Democratic Party at-large primary by Robert White, an activist who lives in the Brightwood section of Ward 4.D.C. Council Democratic Candidate Robert White was recently selected to fill Vincent Orange’s council seat for the remainder of the year. (Courtesy Photo)Orange resigned to become president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. To fill his position, White was selected on Sept. 15 to finish out the remainder of Orange’s term by a vote of the D.C. Democratic State Committee. White was elated at his selection. “I look forward to bringing immediate and transparent representation to the council for the final months of the 2016 Council period,” he said.White was sworn into office on Sept. 16 and has already selected Mtokufa Ngwenya, a District political activist, as his chief of staff. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said that White will serve on the committees that Orange belonged to.He won’t, however, assume Orange’s former committee chairmanship. On Sept. 19, Mendelson announced that the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs that Orange chaired will be folded into the Committee of the Whole, which he chairs, and will be given new parameters until the end of the remainder of the calendar year.“I have decided to move the work of the committee to four new subcommittees,” Mendelson said. “[D.C.] Council member Charles Allen will chair the subcommittee dealing with business development and utilities, Council member [Elissa] Silverman will chair the workforce subcommittee, Brianne Nadeau will chair the consumer affairs subcommittee and Brandon Todd will oversee boards and commissions.”Mendelson said that this is the first time the subcommittee structure has been used since the early 2000s. He said that the use of subcommittees changes the legislative process of a bill going through the council.As a result of the change, a bill dealing with the issues that the subcommittees handle will go to them and if legislation passes at the subcommittee level, it would go to the Committee of the Whole. No other council committee has subcommittees.Allen, a Democrat who represents Ward 6, embraces the chairman’s re-organization. “While there are only a few months left in this Council period, I look forward to chairing this subcommittee for the final months of the year,” he said. “I plan to focus on supporting our growing local businesses and continued oversight of important programs such as Certified Business Enterprises, Main Streets and Business Improvement Districts.”“Robert will be a part of the four subcommittees and serve on the Committee on Finance and Revenue and Housing and Community Development,” the chairman said. “We did this because it was the least disruptive of the process.”While White is settling in to the council, D.C. Council member LaRuby May (D-Ward 8) is working on her exit strategy. May, who lost to Trayon White in the June 14 Ward 8 Democratic primary, told a meeting of the Ward 8 Democrats on Sept. 17, that she will be busy during the last months of the council period.“I will work to pass the “Death with Dignity bill,” May said, referring to legislation sponsored by D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) that will allow terminally ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide. “I know that some people are uncomfortable with that bill and I will work to educate them about it.”May said she will meet with the chairman of every council committee to review bills that affect Ward 8 residents “and work to get them through the legislative process.”“Trayon White has also agreed to come to those meetings,” May said. “Mr. White will work with us to get those bills passed. He and I are on the same page.”In a related matter, Mendelson said he is interested in reviewing legislation on the re-naming of public buildings in honor of the late Marion Barry, a D.C. Council member and four-term mayor. “I do have that issue on my agenda,” he said. “We will be looking at that during the fall.”Both Robert White and Trayon White will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.last_img read more

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DC Residents Talk about Their 2019 Resolutions

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterAFRO Staff Writer, George Kevin Reporter talked to people at a burning bowl ceremony at Unity church 1225 R Street NW 20009.Lionell Thomas, Resides in D.C. and Atlanta“To live healthier mind body and soul. That means in all my affairs – I’m going to try to eat right, I’m going to feed my spirit and I’m going to try to treat people with the respect that I want for myself.”Joseph Boyce, D.C. Resident“I want to drop ten pounds and be more loving to my spouse.”James Watson“I don’t do resolutions anymore,” Watson said.  said. “It falls upon humanity to do resolutions and humanity is faltered but in spirit I can affirm that which is different within myself and that’s how I focus for the upcoming in which is in spirit.“Restoration and a holistic approach to life and whatever that manifests itself into being will be for my highest good.”Sandra R. Brown D.C. Resident“I don’t do resolutions because I believe in talking life one day at a time. And I just set intentions for the new year and if I don’t reach them that’s okay, but at least if I put some effort into it, either I will reach the goal or won’t reach the goals and I don’t stress it anymore,” Brown told the AFRO.“To read more and to write more. Once I finished my doctorate I got behind on my reading and I love to read fiction so one of my goals is reading more books.”last_img read more

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Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3D displays

first_img SEM micrographs of Archimedean spirals with (a) one, (b) two, and (c) three arms. Credit: Stellinga et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society The main way to do this is by controlling the number of “arms” the Archimedean spiral has. The number of arms is equal to the light beam’s topological charge, which is the number of twists the light beam makes in one wavelength. So the larger the number of arms, the tighter the helix of the light beam. Here, the researchers demonstrated Archimedean spiral gratings with between zero (no twist) and three arms. This new method for generating vortex lasers has advantages over previous methods in that the beams can be generated in a single step and by a single optical element (the grating). With these advantages, the researchers expect that the results will pave the way toward implementing vortex lasers in a variety of applications.”My main interest is in organic semiconductors, which can be simply patterned to make devices like this,” said Samuel, whose group provided the organic semiconductor gain material and conducted the measurements. “A long-term aim is to make such lasers electrically, rather than optically, driven. A nearer term aim is to use such lasers for sensing explosive vapor.”Krauss, whose group designed the nanostructures used in the study, is particularly interested in displays and microscopy applications.”In displays, you could use the different vortex orders to multiplex information—for example, to project multiple images at once,” he said. “Vortex beams are of interest in microscopy, so one can imagine an array of such beams for massively parallel microscopy.” Researchers have developed a new type of organic vortex laser, which is a laser that emits a helical beam of light. In the future, miniature arrays of these vortex lasers, each with a slightly different spiral shape, may be used in applications such as 3D TV displays, microscopy, and as information carriers for visible light communications. Explore further Illustration of an array of organic vortex lasers, each with a different spiral and therefore a different topological charge. Credit: Stellinga et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society The researchers, led by Ifor D. W. Samuel at the University of St. Andrews and Thomas F. Krauss at the University of York, both in the UK, have published a paper on the organic vortex lasers in a recent issue of ACS Nano.”Laser arrays have been demonstrated before, but not with such control over the beamshape,” Krauss told Phys.org. “Our approach allows us to make vortex beams of controlled topological charge. We can make Airy beams or Bessel beams. Similarly, metasurfaces that generate such bespoke beams have been demonstrated before, but they have been passive elements, not active lasers.” Previously, vortex laser beams have been generated by taking a laser and using separate optical components to shape the beam, resulting in large beams. The new vortex lasers demonstrated here have a nanostructured gain medium that generates the vortex beam directly. This means that it can be scaled down into miniature beams, which can then be arranged into an array. The miniaturized version is expected to be much more useful for practical applications.In order to generate helical light beams, the researchers designed an optical grating consisting of an Archimedean spiral. When light passes through the grating, it emerges as a helical beam. By controlling the dimensions of the spiral grating, it’s possible to control the properties of the light beam. Journal information: ACS Nanocenter_img More information: Daan Stellinga et al. “An organic vortex laser.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07703 Laser beams with a ‘twist’ © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3-D displays (2018, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-vortex-lasers-future-d.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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