Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ As with the marathon, the potential for scorching summer conditions factored into the plans. The triathlons will start at 8 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. as originally planned.Japan is in the midst of a deadly heatwave, with temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius (104 F). The heat has been blamed for 116 deaths.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 1964 Games in Tokyo were held in October to avoid the harshest of the heat. That was before the Olympics schedule was influenced by rights-paying broadcasters and sponsors.The heat isn’t the only concern. View comments Hidemasa Nakamura, games delivery officer of the Tokyo 2020 Games, speaks on the courses of the Olympic triathlon, mixed team relay and Paralympic triathlon in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital during the games. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital.Tokyo Games organizers and the International Triathlon Union on Thursday revealed plans for the individual triathlons, mixed relay, and para-triathlons.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal PH determined to surpass one gold medal finish in 2014 Asian Games Last year, E.coli concentrations were found to be 21 times above the accepted limit in the Odaiba area.Fecal coliform bacteria were also detected.Officials have blamed much of the problem on heavy rains last year, a surprise sanitation problem in a country known for cleanliness. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has installed underwater screens in Odaiba and will study how they could prevent pollution from entering the competition area.With the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo skyline as a backdrop, organizers say the triathlon venue will provide a dynamic urban atmosphere unlike previous Olympics.“The location is perfect and it is incredibly exciting to be right in the heart of Tokyo at Odaiba Bay,” said Marisol Casado, president of the International Triathlon Union.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

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AFC defends poor showing at LGE

first_img– says performance will not impact Cummingsburg negotiationsWhile the Alliance For Change (AFC) believes the Local Government Elections (LGE) has not weakened its clout against its coalition partner, the results tell a story of a party that failed to mount a credible challenge on its own.Returning Officer (Georgetown), Duarte HetsbergerLGE 2018 was intended to be a test run for the 2020 General and Regional Elections. With the AFC trying to have the Cummingsburg Accord revised while being steadily weakened in its ministerial portfolios, sources have posited that the election results can only mean more bad news for the smaller coalition party.Returning Officer (Georgetown), Duarte Hetsberger, announced on Tuesday that the AFC came third in the municipality of Georgetown. They got 3059 votes and two seats from the Proportional Representation (PR) component.They trail the People’s Progressive Party, which got 7050 votes and four seats. The A Partnership for National Unity received 18,127 votes, in the process attaining nine seats. Overall, APNU has 21 seats on the City council, while PPP has seven.AFC’s Region Four campaign coordinator Michael LeonardThe AFC just has the two seats it gained from the PR component and did not muster enough First Past the Post (FPTP) votes to get an additional seat at a Council that once produced two AFC Deputy Mayors. When asked about these results, AFC’s Region Four campaign coordinator Michael Leonard said his party’s votes still mattered.“I’m not sure if I should say something went wrong. The APNU/AFC contested the last time in 2016, as a coalition. They were obviously riding the success of 2015, so there was no true test to see what the constituency of the AFC versus the APNU is.”“This time we ran alone,” Leonard continued. “And I think we did relatively well. We know now what we can attract. We know where we are. I don’t have an issue with that. We got two seats off our own strength.”He was not too worried about the potential impact on AFC’s ability to negotiate better terms in the Cummingsburg accord. Leonard pointed out that from the results rolling in, APNU still needs the AFC.“It is very clear from the results across the country that the APNU by themselves cannot defeat the PPP. So it seems the coalition is very necessary. And we’ve said before that we believe in coalition politics.”“So I don’t see anything changing or happening with the Accord. If what puts you over the threshold to get the Presidency or the majority is one vote, then it’s one vote. Every vote counts. Every seat counts.”Leonard acknowledged that the overall voter turnout was very low. He observed that more middle-aged persons than youths came out to vote. As such, Leonard pointed to voter apathy and disinterest.But AFC had put much focus on youths in the campaign, including as many youth on their platform as possible. Asked about their mobilisation efforts among the youths, the campaign manager said their 3000 votes was still significant.PerformanceBesides Georgetown, the AFC has come up short in several other areas. For instance in Lethem, preliminary results of the 1334 valid votes show that the PPP secured 676 with three of the five PR seats, while APNU got 528 votes and the remaining two seats. The residents of the municipality deemed the AFC ‘unfit and improper’ after they only managed to scrape 130 votes and no seat on the Town Council.Lethem was officially declared a township in October 2017 and was being headed by APNU’s Kerry Jarvis as Mayor. However, Jarvis was unable to retain his seat, with PPP’s Jason Wilson pulling the seat from under him. Of the 10 seats up for grabs in the municipality, the PPP now has six and APNU, four. PPP also dominated in Rose Hall, Corriverton and Anna Regina municipalities.The AFC has been coming in for much criticism, especially from the parliamentary Opposition, for what many describe as the submissive role it has been playing since joining forces with APNU.The AFC top leadership had, in mid-November last year, moved to revise its governing agreement with its majority coalition partner. The Cummingsburg Accord, the arrangement which guides the two partners, has a lifespan of a minimum of three years and maximum of five years.The Accord was focused primarily on the General and Regional Elections. However, a stalemate ensued after the two sides could not come to terms on several policies, resulting in a split.last_img read more

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Investigation launched into maternal death at Diamond Hospital

first_imgA mother of four was pronounced dead at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital) on Tuesday after carrying a dead baby inside her womb for five days.Carol Suniram34The woman, Carol Suniram, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, had suffered a miscarriage on Friday and was prescribed pills by a doctor at the Diamond hospital to pass out the five-month-old foetus.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead woman’s sister-in-law, J Singh, stated that on Friday last the 39-year-old woman was told that the baby had died inside her. “She told me that she lose the baby and that it still inside of her, so I tell her come leh we go to the hospital and get it out, but she was determined that the doctor told her to use the pills and return today (Tuesday),” the woman said.On Tuesday, Suniram went to the hospital to do the operation but died while in surgery.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton, when contacted, stated that he was unaware of the maternal death and would be looking into the matter immediately.This newspaper was told that an investigation had been launched into the incident. The woman’s body was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where a post-mortem would be done.Only on Monday, the Minister disclosed that Guyana’s maternal mortality rate was declining. Recently, a United Nations report disclosed that Guyana was among five countries in the Region with the highest maternal mortality rate.As of December 30, 2015, Guyana had recorded 17 cases of maternal deaths— which is one case short of the 2014 figure. This is the cause of the country missing its goal to reduce maternal deaths by three-quarters between the years 1990 and 2015. The maternal mortality ratio has decreased from 270 per cent in 1990 to 86 per cent in 2012. Therefore, in order to achieve its target, Guyana would have had to reduce its maternal mortality rate to 67.5 per cent by the end of 2015.last_img read more

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‘I’d have him at United!’ Fans react as England international is released by Man City

first_imgEnglish players tend to come at a premium price in the Premier League.Unless they’re available on a free transfer, obviously.Then every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to throw their hat into the ring and pick up a potential bargain.Micah Richards has been at Manchester City since 2001, but the England international won’t be with the Citizens next season.The Etihad outfit have, unsurprisingly, decided to release the defender, who was on loan at Fiorentina last term.So, does the 26-year-old have a future in England’s top tier and are there any fans out there who are hopeful their club can secure his signature?Here are the best reactions to the news that talkSPORT could find… 1 Micah Richards last_img read more

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10K COMMITTEE GET ‘SHIRTY’ WITH EVOLVE!

first_imgPictured are a number of the committee members for the North West 10K: Patsy Doherty, James Boyle, Paddy Bond along with Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear presenting the committee t-shirts to Grace Boyle.  10K COMMITTEE GET ‘SHIRTY’ WITH EVOLVE! was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Everything is stacked against farmers’ – Mart manager says it’s time for change

first_imgRaphoe Mart Manager Anne Harkin says common sense must be brought back into farming in order to save the industry.As she celebrates 30 years of service to the Raphoe Mart, Ms Harkin has spoken out on the current state of farming and the need for change.Anne Harkin, Raphoe Livestock Mart Manager, with her colleagues as she celebrates 30 years working at the mart. Photo Clive Wasson“Farming has taken a twist. Everything is stacked against the farmer now. Unfortunately farming isn’t farming anymore, it’s book-keeping. The farmers can’t enjoy being on the land because it is so uniformed,” Anne told Donegal Daily. Anne Harkin joined the mart as a secretary on a cattle sale day in June 1989. For a person with no farming background, she has come a long way. She was appointed as manager in 2002. She was the only female manager in Donegal at the time, and one of just six in Ireland. It made no difference to anyone.“I get total respect from the farmers. Nobody has ever said to me: ‘Sure what would you know, you’re a woman’.”It’s not a glamorous job, she says, but it is a fulfilling job and Anne has seen many good friends come and go over the years. The system however, has changed dramatically.“I love interacting with everyone and seeing the same farmers every week,” she said. “But the good times are gone. It is a serious business and the men’s jaws are on the ground.”Anne says she sees local farmers suffering from the decline of rural Ireland.“Farmers are going to become a minority. I think people need to put more emphasis in retaining farming. Regulations have now outruled themselves.“I wish I had the answers. But rural ireland doesn’t matter to people in Dublin. That’s evident in the banks, the post offices and in farming.”Anne says she has huge respect for the farmers she works alongside and attributes the success of the mart to the supportive customers. “I couldn’t speak highly enough for farmers. They are working all hours to get a minimal return. The rules of this mart is you pay on the day. And I admire the farmers so much because they do this, but they don’t get wages, they have to wait on their return,” she said.Anne also credits her brilliant team – the 15 yard workers, the three office staff members and the canteen staff led by Valerie Wallace. Mary Rose Donnelly has been Anne’s right hand woman from the very start.In honour of her 30 year anniversary, Anne’s colleagues recently surprised her with a presentation and cake. “I couldn’t have taken this journey without the team,” she said.Ian Maxwell Raphoe Livestock Mart Chairman making a presentation to Anne Harkin, Mart Manager who has worked for 30 years in the mart and has been the manager since 2002. Photo Clive WassonIan Maxwell Raphoe Livestock Mart Chairman making a presentation to Anne Harkin, Mart Manager who has worked for 30 years. Also included are Charlie McMenamin, Mary Rose McMenamin and Alex Gourley, Auctioneer. Photo Clive WassonThings are much different from when she took over almost 20 years ago. She remembers the ‘darkest days’ of the foot and mouth outbreak and the other times when sales lasted all day and all night. “Some days you’d have started at 9 in the morning and you wouldn’t finish until 5 or 6 the next morning. Then you are up again for 9.“Computerisation has taken away a lot of that work. The value is on the cattle from the minute it goes into the ring. As well as that, the cattle and sheep numbers has decreased,” she said.Anne said that, without change, she believes the future of farming is under threat.“There doesn’t seem to be much of a living in it for them anymore. I know there are perceptions out there with regard to people in farming. People think that farmers are grand, but they need every penny they can get.“The world has to produce food, therefore the government has to look after the people that produce it,” she said.Anne said that a united front is needed to back the farmers of Ireland.“They need as much help as they can to get over this line. If the government sits back and lets the EU dictate all the time about what the farmer should be doing – common sense has to prevail,” she said.Anne said she is not a member of any farming representative groups, but would like to see them working together with one voice.She said: “All farming organisations should be united rather than disjointed – not one organisation looking out for the dairy farmer, the beef farmer and the sheep farmer. We are all looking for the same answers and the best outcome for the farmer.“Let’s all work together, I think a lot of good thinking together would prevail much better.”‘Everything is stacked against farmers’ – Mart manager says it’s time for change was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GAA: DONEGAL (NORTH) U-12 RESULTS

first_imgunder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment30-May-2011St Eunans B1 – 50CarndonaghO Donnell Park-LetterkennyUnder 12 Go Games League Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment23-May-2011St Eunans A4 – 141 – 5Gaoth DobhairO Donnell Park-LetterkennyUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment23-May-2011Naomh Padraig Lifford1 – 54 – 8Red HughsLifford-Pairc Mac Diarmada23-May-2011Buncrana1 – 50CarndonaghScarvey-BuncranaGAA: DONEGAL (NORTH) U-12 RESULTS was last modified: May 29th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GAA UNDER 12 RESULTSlast_img read more

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MARTIN McGUINNESS GETS BEHIND MOVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN

first_imgLeft to Right: Councillor Jack Murray Deputy Padraig McLaughlin Dr Bernie Lafferty MEP Martina Anderson Deputy First Minister Mr Martin McGuinness Enda Craig (CFCE) Dr Don McGinley Thomas Farren (CFCE) Dan McGuinness (CFCE) Mr Terry Crossan (Loughs Agency)THE North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and northern MEP Martina Anderson have thrown their weight behind the campaign to stop a sewage water treatment pipe pumping into Lough Foyle.The Campaign for a Clean Estuary has been arguing for a treatment station to be located outside Lough Foyle.And at the weekend Mr McGuinness visited the area where sewage will be pumped; and although it will be treated, it also provides for untreated sewage to be pumped out Here spokesman Enda Craig gives his views on a 23-year battle with Donegal County Council and raises two of the main points.By Enda Craig1) The negotiations between representatives of the UK and Republic of Ireland over the longstanding question of jurisdiction over the seabed of Lough Foyle.This raises for us, as an environmental group, the question of the potential future consequences of a negotiated settlement of the boundary dispute. If any boundary is agreed along Lough Foyle, which will grant uncontested jurisdiction to the Republic side of the boundary, our fear is that this will bestow on our local and national authorities, the right to use Lough Foyle for discharge of pollutants into the estuary. The outfall pipe from the WWTP, part of an illogical conceptual overall proposal, is a clear example of this. The Donegal County Council have striven against us over the last 23 years and against all reasoned argument, to achieve just that. A Compulsory Purchase Order has actually been raised for the compulsory acquisition of the part of the seabed required for this pipeline. This was issued to the Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine who are listed under the CPO schedules as the owners or reputed owners of the foreshore. No such ownership exists and this is a false claim. While we would greatly appreciate a happy solution to this long dispute, we can only foresee the ultimate destruction of the biodiversity of Lough Foyle in any solution that would give the right to damage further a waterway that we all share and is precious to all of us on all sides of the dispute. We are of the firm belief that the Foyle can be brought back to its original full biodiversity for the benefit of all communities that use it. It is for this reason that we appeal strongly for firm pressure be exerted during these negotiations to ensure that protective clauses are introduced which recognize this goal and prevent polluting industries that have reasonable access to open water, discharging into the Foyle for any reason whatsoever. We particularly emphasize a complete ban on any attempt to pump untreated effluent upstream and away from open water for the very purpose of treatment and discharge into our tidal estuary. 2) The classification of the Foyle estuary as coastal waters.Any reasonable observer would find the greatest difficulty in viewing Lough Foyle as coastal waters; yet this is what was done in cooperation between the Republic of Ireland EPA and the Northern Ireland NIES some years ago, on foot of the arrival of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive in 1990. This took place without any consultation with affected parties. Subsequently in 2005, the Water Framework Directive, the definitive directive on waterways, came into play. The 1990 reclassification was then simply accepted as the defining legal classification of Lough Foyle as coastal waters without, apparently, any further examination. [Some additional research revealed  that the UK government lost their case in the EU Court of Justice defending a similar case in the Severn estuary. Other UK estuaries, which were included in this blanket reclassification, face similar redress.]In the case of the Foyle estuary, this classification is an outrageous affront to reason and common sense, let alone the geological sciences, yet the technical people involved, who certainly knew better, let it happen. Our interaction with the technical groups on both sides ended with the assertion that a new opportunity for reclassification would arise in 2013 and we intend to raise the question again in the immediate future to ensure Lough Foyle is properly classified.This again is an issue that seriously challenges the enormous value and biodiversity of Lough Foyle and its’ certain demise if it is allowed to be treated as coastal waters. It is worth emphasizing that the native oyster, which is practically extinct in Ireland, thrived in the estuary. This delicate species cannot survive in coastal water environments. It requires the special environment found in tidal estuaries and the limited ranges of temperature and salinity these estuaries provide. A free or slack hand with pollutants will eventually destroy this species. In Lough Foyle it is already under threat.For these reasons we took great heart from the immediate response of DFM McGuinness that the classification of Lough Foyle as coastal waters was patently unacceptable and welcomed his promise to look into the matter. We appeal to all sides of our shared waters to look to a new era of recovery of the estuary to a clean and healthy environment we can all enjoy. We hope that unanimity of those with the power to influence this, will ensure that the classification of Lough Foyle is put right. We welcome both the DFM’s strong expression of concern and your own expressed will to follow up with us. MARTIN McGUINNESS GETS BEHIND MOVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN was last modified: October 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guidelines for employing youth on your farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR in Tuscarawas CountyStudents will be wrapping up their school year soon and you may have a young person contact you about a summer job. Young people often have an interest to work on a farm and many are excellent employees. However, as an employer, there are rules and regulations you must understand before hiring minors to do work on your farm.The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has established certain provisions to protect the safety of minors. In 1967, the U.S. Secretary of Labor determined certain agricultural jobs as hazardous to youth less than 16 years of age. There are two exemptions to these regulations:The list of hazardous agricultural occupations does not apply to youth under 16 years of age working on a farm owned by their parents or guardians; andThe list of hazardous agricultural occupations does not apply to youth under 16 years of age who have completed an approved Tractor and Machinery Certification course. Such course allows youth who are 14 or 15 years of age to operate tractors over 20 horsepower for hire to someone other than their parents.For most Ohio laws, anyone under 18 years of age is considered a minor and the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) prohibits minors from working in hazardous occupations. There are certain sections of the ORC that do not apply to minors, including obtaining an age and school certificate (unless you employ children of migrant workers), keeping a list of minor employees, and paying the minimum wage.Agricultural occupations considered hazardous to youth under 16 years of age include:Operating a tractor of more than 20 PTO horsepower, or connecting or disconnecting implements from such tractor;Operating a combine, corn picker, hay mower, harvester, hay baler or potato digger;Operating a feed grinder, grain dryer, forage blower, auger conveyor or the unloading mechanism of a non-gravity type self-unloading wagon or trailer;Operating a trencher, earth moving equipment, fork lift, power-driven circular, band or chain saw;Working in a yard, stall, or pen occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse; or sow with suckling pigs or cow with newborn calf;Felling, bucking, skidding, loading or unloading timber with butt diameter of greater than six inches;Working on a ladder at a height of more than 20 feet;Working in a forage, fruit, or grain storage facility; an upright silo within two weeks after silage has been added or when a top unloading device is operating; a manure pit; or a horizontal silo when operating a tractor for packing purposes;Handling or applying pesticides with the words or symbols “Danger”, “Poison”, “Skull and Crossbones”, or “Warning” on the label;Handling or using blasting agents;Driving a bus, truck or automobile or riding on a tractor as a passenger;Transporting, transferring, or applying anhydrous ammoniaThere may be restrictions to the number of hours and when a minor can perform farm work. See the table for a summary:Federal regulations require employers of youth under 16 years of age to maintain records about each employee. Minors employed by a parent or guardian are exempt from this requirement. The Ohio Revised Code exempts agricultural employers from record keeping requirements for minors. However, the Ohio Revised Code does require an agreement as to wages for work to be performed be made between the employer and minor before employment begins. The agreement should be in writing and signed by both parties.Additional information about the employment of minors in agriculture is available from this OSU Extension Fact Sheet: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/blog/fri-04122019-340pm/ohio-agricultural-law-blog-navigating-ohio%E2%80%99s-line-fence-law.last_img read more

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