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Image of article 'Give your child a year of Adventure Academy online learning for $45'

Give your child a year of Adventure Academy online learning for $45

Adventure Academy was designed as a way to help kids ages 8 through 13 not only learn at home but to keep them entertained and having fun while doing so.

It's an immersive virtual world your kids can explore while playing educational games and activities to brush up on their knowledge in important school subjects such as language arts, math, science, and social studies, among others.

Now, thanks to the site's latest sale, you can score an entire year of Adventure Academy for your child at over 60% off the full cost.

Make Learning Fun Adventure Academy is an immersive virtual world designed to keep children ages 8 through 13 learning while they're at home.

Meanwhile, Adventure Academy's sister site ABC Mouse is a better option for children younger than 8.

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Image of article 'Puerto Rico's leading newspaper just backed Biden in historic endorsement'

Puerto Rico's leading newspaper just backed Biden in historic endorsement

The editorial concludes by stating that endorsing Biden puts El Nuevo Día on the side of “our most democratic values” and in opposition to the “politics of hate, division and chaos that President Trump and a significant part of the Republican Party have supported.”

In contrast to Trump’s actions, El Nuevo Día wrote that Biden has promised to create a Puerto Rico working group that would report directly to the president, expand Puerto Ricans’ access to Medicaid and food assistance, and increase federal funding for education on the island.

After Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans are the second largest group of Latino voters in Florida, where polls show Biden only slightly ahead of Trump.

Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper, El Nuevo Día, has endorsed Joe Biden in what his campaign says is the first presidential endorsement in the paper’s 50-year history.

“The votes from our extended homeland in favor of Biden’s Plan for Puerto Rico will make our island and the world safer and more prosperous places for everyone.”

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Image of article 'A Paris teacher who had shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in 'Islamist terrorist attack'

A Paris teacher who had shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in 'Islamist terrorist attack

The teacher just showed caricatures from Charlie Hebdo as part of a history lesson on freedom of expression.

The 47-year-old history and geography teacher had shown his pupils, aged 12 to 14, caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that many Muslims found highly offensive The lesson was part of an obligatory "moral and civil education" course that all primary and secondary French schools have in their curriculum.

French police shot dead an 18-year-old man who allegedly beheaded the teacher — who has since been named as Samuel Paty — with a large kitchen knife near a school in a residential suburb of to a police source, witnesses had heard the knifeman shout "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Greatest ") as he attacked the teacher, Reuters reported.

A teacher who had shown his class highly controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a Parisian suburb on Friday afternoon, in what President Emmanuel Macron has called an "Islamist terrorist attack."

Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old history teacher, had shown his pupil's caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as part of an obligatory "moral and civil education" course.

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Fimatix Appoints Harvey Neve As Director Of Health And Education Progressing Strategy For Growth In The North

Harvey Neve, Director of Health and Education at Fimatix, added: "I was motivated to join Fimatix because of the people, purpose and ambition.

Leading Fimatix's Newcastle office based at The Core, Newcastle Helix, Harvey will also play a key role in driving the company's plan for further growth and investment in the North East.

Drawing on his extensive experience at Public Health England, the Department for Education and at the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, Harvey will help to bring technological innovation to these sectors at this crucial time.

NEWCASTLE, England, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fimatix has announced the appointment of Harvey Neve as Director of Health and Education, where he will lead the company's work in these sectors.

NEWCASTLE, England, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fimatix has announced the appointment of Harvey Neve as Director of Health and Education, where he will lead the company's work in these sectors.

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Image of article 'What Does The Remote Education Direction Mean For Schools And Trusts?       -       Consumer Protection       -       UK'

What Does The Remote Education Direction Mean For Schools And Trusts? - Consumer Protection - UK

The explanatory note expects the quality of education to remain as set out in the guidance for full opening published in July 2020 (updated on 1 October), which expects remote education to: be high quality, safe and aligned as closely as possible with in-school provision be meaningful, ambitious, well-planned and clear avoid an over-reliance on long-term projects or internet research activities consider the age, stage, development or SEN of the pupil make reasonable adjustments for pupils with SEN, as necessary provide printed resources where pupils do not have online access and provide interaction, assessment and feedback It is also essential to keep children safe online and therefore follow the statutory guidance keeping children safe in education.

Schools must provide remote education where a pupil's travel to or attendance at school would be contrary to guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE) or Public Health England or prohibited by legislation.

Background The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, has issued a temporary continuity direction, in exercise of his powers under the Coronavirus Act 2020, requiring schools to provide remote education to pupils.

UK: What Does The Remote Education Direction Mean For Schools And Trusts?

Schools and trusts have already done an amazing job in providing remote education to pupils who are self-isolating, by expanding provision online and supporting those without adequate broadband or IT equipment.

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Image of article 'JPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) Price Target to $22.00'

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) Price Target to $22.00

Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Norwegian Cruise Line from $13.00 to $12.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 12th.

SunTrust Banks cut shares of Norwegian Cruise Line from a buy rating to a hold rating and lowered their target price for the company from $14.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 14th.

Deutsche Bank restated a hold rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a research note on Thursday, August 6th.

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board lifted its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line by 6.7% during the second quarter.

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Image of article 'India Becomes First Nation to Get 8 'Blue Flag' Beaches in a Row. Here's What the Eco-label Means'

India Becomes First Nation to Get 8 'Blue Flag' Beaches in a Row. Here's What the Eco-label Means

Japan, South Korea and the UAE are the only other Asian nations who have been conferred with a couple of Blue Flag beaches, however, in a time frame of about five to six years, a statement by the government read.

Spain has the highest number of Blue Flag beaches at 578, followed by Turkey where 436 beaches now hold the eco-label.

Given by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag is a well-recognised voluntary eco-label given to a beach, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator which meets its standards.

Javadekar said it was a 'proud and outstanding moment' for India as no other Blue Flag country had ever been awarded the certification for eight beaches in a single attempt.

Eight Indian beaches have received the 'coveted' Blue Flag certification, announced Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar in a tweet on Sunday.

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Interview: IFAD's president says rural areas are key to fighting global hunger and poverty

(Photo by Tomislav Georgiev/Xinhua) A former prime minister of the western African nation of Togo, Houngbo pointed out that his home continent has suffered more from poverty and hunger than other parts of the world -- even before the vast impacts of the global coronavirus outbreak.

"We have to make sure food supply chains work for all vulnerable people, from small-scale producers to billions of consumers," Houngbo said, noting that IFAD is the only multilateral fund specifically dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger in rural areas.

"Many people associate poverty and food insecurity with slums and urban areas, but poverty and hunger are actually deepest in rural areas," Houngbo said.

Gilbert F. Houngbo, since 2017 president of the United Nations fund best known as IFAD, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview that the only effective strategy for fighting global hunger is to address the problem in rural areas.

(Photo by Zhao Dongshan/Xinhua) Houngbo also spoke about the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a kind of "blueprint" toward a more sustainable future, including a reduction in poverty and hunger, better education, more gender equality, and better environmental health, all by 2030.

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans dismiss latest stimulus offer from White House

Hurdles remain in the on-again, off-again efforts to reach a stimulus deal before the presidential election as Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate expressed opposition to the latest $1.8T offer from the White House.

It also adds $15B for food assistance, $60B for mortgage and rental assistance, $150B for education and $25B for student loan forgiveness, while direct stimulus payments would be increased for children.

$10B of new funding would be made available for the postal service, $20B for airlines, $20B for the lodging industry and $300B for PPP loans for small businesses.

When the president talks about wanting a bigger relief package, his proposal appears to mean that he wants more money at his discretion to grant or withhold," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter.

"Despite these unaddressed concerns, I remain hopeful that yesterday’s developments will move us closer to an agreement on a relief package that addresses the health and economic crisis facing America’s families."

PE firm’s ex - CFO alleges profit was paid to Siddhartha

“In 2016, Saxena admitted to Gupta that the NSR Funds’ entire investment in the Sical transaction had been in some unclear way for Siddhartha’s benefit, and that explained why the bulk of the profit had been sent in 2011 as Siddhartha demanded.

New Silk Route is headed by Parag Saxena, the CEO and founding general partner, and has investments in Varsity Education Management, Coffee Day Resorts and Reliance Infratel, according to its website.

The allegations are part of a lawsuit by Gupta, filed in a New York district court, against his dismissal for allegedly questioning numerous financial transactions.

BENGALURU: A former CFO of New Silk Route Partners , a US private equity (PE) firm, has alleged that the company sent the profit it made from an investment in 2011 to the late V G Siddhartha , founder of Cafe Coffee Day Rishi Gupta, who was the CFO till the beginning of 2017, has said in a lawsuit that the firm earned a profit of $4.8 million in 2011, when a $14-million investment in foreign currency convertible bonds of Sical Logistics returned proceeds of $19 million, but “no such gain was ever booked to the NSR Funds”.

Coffee Day Enterprises did not respond to a request for comment, and a message sent to Saxena did not immediately elicit a response.Coffee Day has been under financial strain for some time and was the reason for Siddhartha taking his own life last year.

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Image of article 'Pull investments from companies not committed to environment, pope says'

Pull investments from companies not committed to environment, pope says

In June, a Vatican document urged Catholics to disinvest from the armaments and fossil fuel industries and to monitor companies in sectors such as mining for possible damage to the environment.

The pope listed three action points: better education about the environment, sustainable agriculture and access to clean water, and a transition away from fossil fuels.

Francis spoke in a video message for an online event called “Countdown Global Launch, A Call to Action on Climate Change”.

Vatican Media/ Handout/File Photo VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged people to pull investments from companies that are not committed to protecting the environment, adding his voice to calls for the economic model that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic to be a sustainable one.

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe at the Vatican, October 8, 2020, in this still image taken from a video.

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Meet Dulze: Cannabis Gummies, From Mexico With Love

See also: 2 Young Latino Entrepreneurs Commanded The Largest Cannabis Export In History Furthermore, the brand carefully integrates Hispanic culture into every aspect of the product: “We wanted to give the Hispanic community nostalgic flavors while introducing the cannabis industry to something new,” adds Moya.

“At Dulze we deliver a true plant to palate product, by sourcing the highest quality ingredients and cannabis in California,” said Moya in a statement.

Utilizing full-spectrum cannabis oil and a unique proprietary infusion process, Dulze delivers an edible experience unlike any other product on the market.

High Times Top Cannabis Chef winner Mike Moya, along with Rene Bosquez, are proud to introduce Dulze: the first Mexican-owned gummy brand in the cannabis industry.

“The Dulze team is dedicated to elevating our customer’s cannabis experience through education and carefully crafted products.”

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Image of article 'Bitcoin Association to partner with Saxion University on Bitcoin SV massive open online courses'

Bitcoin Association to partner with Saxion University on Bitcoin SV massive open online courses

Through today's announced partnership with Saxion University, Bitcoin Association – much like the Bitcoin SV blockchain – will be able to scale our education programme unbounded to meet the growing global demand.'

The partnership with Saxion University is the latest in a series of Bitcoin SV education initiatives to be announced by Bitcoin Association.

To register your interest for the first, Bitcoin Basic Course, visit: Saxion University has been a leader in the development of blockchain education and research programmes in the Netherlands.

ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitcoin Association, the global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces that it has entered into a partnership with Saxion University of Applied Sciences to produce a Bitcoin SV-focused massive open online course (MOOC) This will be the first of an anticipated series of four MOOCs designed to educate about the immense power of Bitcoin's protocol and how to build applications on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

With the massive open online courses we are developing about Bitcoin's original protocol and Bitcoin SV, we want to ensure that everyone – whether students, professionals or otherwise – has access to best-in-class blockchain education to help develop the next wave of innovation using Satoshi Nakamoto's design for Bitcoin.'

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Image of article 'Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, Fall 2020 : COVID-19 and Human Capital'

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, Fall 2020 : COVID-19 and Human Capital

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit human capital directly in Europe and Central Asia, adversely affecting both education and health.

Recovery from the pandemic will thus require strong investment in education and health.

This update examines human capital outcomes in the region and the ways in which the pandemic is likely to affect them.

A focus on the quality of tertiary education and health risk factors of obesity, smoking, and heavy drinking highlights the challenges that are particularly important for the region.

Post-COVID 19 policy initiatives to improve education and health will need to recognize the challenges posed by increased reliance on remote learning and the importance of being prepared for future pandemics, given the vulnerability of the region’s aging societies and the large number of people with underlying health risks.

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Image of article 'Creativity Comes Alive with Nationwide Art Contest hosted by Time4Learning'

Creativity Comes Alive with Nationwide Art Contest hosted by Time4Learning

Children can submit hand-drawn artwork for the chance to see their design come to life as a custom-made stuffed creation.

"It's important to educate and develop the whole child including learning art, creativity, and self-expression," says Time4Learning President and Founder John Edelson.

In its 2014 study, "Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools," the National Endowment for the Arts reported that students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and three times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.

Winners will be announced on Monday, November 9 and contacted by the Time4Learning team to coordinate the creation and delivery of their custom-made, stuffed work of art.

is an award-winning, online curriculum for PreK-12th grade that teaches math, language arts, science, social studies and more.

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Arizona Science Center president and CEO takes new job in Chicago

“Chevy Humphrey is extremely accomplished and has the energy, background and experience to step right into the job and build on David Mosena’s legacy of transforming the lives of Chicago’s youth through science education," Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry Board Chairman Chris Crane said in a statement.

During Humphrey’s tenure at ASC, museum assets grew from $3 million to $42 million, annual revenues grew by more than 200 percent, and the number of annual visitors, onsite and offsite, to the Science Center more than tripled, according to an announcement from Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry on Humphrey's appointment.

Under Humphrey’s years of leadership, the Science Center grew in its national presence and in its involvement with the Arizona community.

Humphrey will remain CEO of the Arizona Science Center until Dec. 31.

After 15 years as the CEO of the Arizona Science Center, Chevy Humphrey will be vacating her role at the end of this year, the downtown museum announced Wednesday.

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America’s internet wasn’t prepared for online school

Eileen Carter-Campos, a third grade teacher in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in New York’s Hudson Valley region, often finds her internet unusable in the morning due to the high demand from remote classes.

By his estimate, over 70 percent of households in his area don’t have reliable internet access, including around half of Beene’s adult students and 15 to 20 percent of his ACT students.

He’s running ACT classes over Zoom, while his adult education classes are blended; students can schedule appointments to come in one at a time, but lessons are mostly online.

Schools in Connecticut’s Region One district, which services a 275-mile area with approximately 13,000 residents, received some state funding to create hotspots in public places throughout its six municipalities — town halls, libraries, school buildings.

Since March, the Spring Grove Area School District in Pennsylvania has been distributing hotspots to its distance learning students and publicizing a list of locations where students can access public Wi-Fi.

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Image of article 'Gaza families start receiving Qatari financial aid'

Gaza families start receiving Qatari financial aid

Qatar on Tuesday began disbursing the latest installment of financial grants to 100,000 needy Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip, which is under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007.

The Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza – which is affiliated with Qatar's Foreign Ministry – said in a statement that each family will receive $100.

The Palestinians queued up at post offices in the impoverished strip to receive their payments.

It is executing a number of health and education projects in Gaza, including the al-Fakhoora program to provide the young with education opportunities.

About 80% of Gaza's population is dependent on humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N.

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Arabella Advisors Adds Ben Mangan as Managing Director in San Francisco

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabella Advisors, a Certified B Corporation founded in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy, announces the appointment of Ben Mangan as new managing director in the firm's San Francisco office.

Mangan will help lead the firm's West Coast practice, working closely with family offices, individuals, foundations and other philanthropic funders to further increase the impact of their philanthropy and impact investing.

"Arabella is profoundly well-positioned to shape impact through advising on philanthropy as risk capital for society, guiding choices on impact investing and enabling game-changing action through work with a wide range of nonprofit partners and fiscal sponsorship platforms."

Arabella Advisors helps clients improve the world through effective philanthropy, tackling issues from the future of work to financial security and economic mobility to food, health, education, and more.

Arabella Advisors provides guidance and support to the world's leading philanthropists and impact investors.

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Image of article 'Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) Raised to Hold at BidaskClub'

Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) Raised to Hold at BidaskClub

State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Hailiang Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:HLG) by 42.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Hailiang Education Group stock.

Hailiang Education Group stock opened at $51.04 on Friday.

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday, BidAskClub reports.

State Street Corp’s holdings in Hailiang Education Group were worth $280,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Georgia Power celebrates literacy during Georgia Pre-K Week

"This year's support by Georgia Power, and other public and private organizations, sends an especially powerful statement: quality early education is essential, even in a virtual environment," said Dr. Erica Fener Sitkoff, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia's Children.

Last year Georgia Power education coordinators engaged with more than 4,000 students to bring literacy and STEM activities to the classroom during the month of October.

"Reading programs such as Georgia Pre-K week help provide the building blocks to academic success, and this special week raises awareness of the importance of quality early education in our state," said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager.

ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has partnered with the nonprofit organization Voices for Georgia's Children for the seventh consecutive year to celebrate Pre-K Week across the state.

Georgia Power's Learning Power Program Georgia Power is in classrooms across the state all year long, not just during Pre-K Week.

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Image of article 'Long-term jobless could turn recession into more painful, extended downturn'

Long-term jobless could turn recession into more painful, extended downturn

In the entertainment field where Valiente worked and in other sectors that absorbed heavy job losses – from restaurants and hotels to energy, higher education and advertising – employment remains far below pre-pandemic levels.

People who have been jobless for six months or longer – one definition of long-term unemployment – typically suffer an erosion of skills and professional networks that makes it harder to find a new job.

And while the number of job openings has declined by about 17% compared with a year earlier, according to Glassdoor, it remains far higher than during the Great Recession.

Even among some people who have managed to land new jobs, the pandemic recession has upended their financial lives.

But before the pandemic, Grimley had received a new job offer as a conference and event manager at a marketing company involved in healthy parenting products.

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Image of article 'Enough! We mums refuse to be second wave slaves'

Enough! We mums refuse to be second wave slaves

If a doctor goes on strike, it’s called industrial action; if a mother does, it’s called child neglect.

In the past 100 years, technology and changing attitudes to women in the workplace have allowed us to break out of our limited roles as homemakers, but that’s resulted in families being utterly dependent on a fragile web of paid-for childcare, favours from friends and grandparents, and domestic help.

And in any case, local lockdowns or the quarantining of individual classes, as pupils or teachers stay home with the mildest sniffle, mean this winter, children will be in and out of school like the hokey-cokey — and women’s ability to work will be compromised.

Whichever way you dress it up, the past six months have seen the mothers of this country forced into gruelling 18-hour shifts of domestic labour on top of paid work.

For many of our children, education is no longer full-time, with pupils being sent home at lunchtime on Friday for ‘Covid cleaning’ of school buildings.

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NeuroMaker STEM Announces Partnership With Vinci Robotics Academy

With the NeuroMaker STEM Set, Vinci Robotics can provide the most advanced neuroscience education to middle and high school students.

Vinci Robotics Academy is honored to partner with NeuroMaker.

Vinci Robotics Academy provides classroom and online robotic classes, programming classes, and innovation classes to kids who are between 8 to 16 years old.

Vinci Robotics Academy is the first and only Massachusetts based non-profit education organization that focuses on robotics education; especially VEX Robotics education and competition.

BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroMaker , the STEM education arm of Somerville based company BrainCo announces their partnership with Vinci Robotics Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates STEAM educational programs in the... BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroMaker , the STEM education arm of Somerville based company BrainCo announces their partnership with Vinci Robotics Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates STEAM educational programs in the greater Boston area.

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