Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is official partner for Friends Life Women’s Tour

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has been selected as the official charity partner of the inaugural Friends Life Women’s Tour. This includes the charity being the title sponsor of the Best of British race jersey, a new award designed to recognise the best British cyclist in the race.British cyclists taking part in the event include Laura Trott, Jo Rowsell and Lizzie Armitstead. Olympic and three-time World Champion and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research cycling ambassador Dani King, will also compete. She said:“I’m really excited to be competing in The Women’s Tour…  I will be striving to wear the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best British Rider jersey to show my support for, and raise awareness of, the fantastic work that the charity does to beat blood cancer and celebrate life.”Paul Morton, Cycling Manager at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research said: Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity corporate Events Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is official partner for Friends Life Women’s Tour AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Our supporters regularly challenge themselves to fundraise for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research through our flagship cycling events – the London to Paris and Bikeathon rides – and so this partnership, including the Best of British jersey, is a natural fit for helping us to raise awareness and support for our work.”center_img Best of British jersey The Best of British jersey combines the Union Jack flag and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s ‘Unstoppable’ message on the side panels. The jersey was designed in-house by Eloise Lewis and Becky Tennant, who is pictured wearing it.Best of British jersey presentationsThe Best of British jersey will be presented at the end of each stage of The Women’s Tour to the British rider who is best placed in the General Classification.Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research ambassadors, supporters and fundraisers will present the jersey each evening and charity volunteers will be at each stage celebration event collecting money and providing information about the charity’s work. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 April 2014 | Newslast_img read more

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British Gas fine of £11.1m to be donated to energy poverty charities

first_imgBritish Gas fine of £11.1m to be donated to energy poverty charities Howard Lake | 11 December 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Photo: gas flame by Kozorev Vladislav on Shutterstock.com  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Energy regulator Ofgem has fined British Gas £11.1 million for failing to deliver household energy efficiency improvements on time. The money must be paid to charities serving vulnerable people facing energy poverty.British Gas had achieved only 62% of its 2012 target in its Community Energy Saving Programme, which was designed to help vulnerable households. It blamed bad weather for contributing to this delay.It also argued the subsequently it had over-delivered on its promises to vulnerable households.It is not clear yet which charities will share the £11.1 million or when the donation will be made. Nor is it clear from Ofgem who will make the decision on which charities should benefit.There is of course the British Gas Energy Trust, set up in 2004, which exists to “help individuals and families in poverty, suffering or other distress who are struggling to pay their gas and/or electricity debts”. As a charity it is independent of the company.Why will the fine be donated to charity?[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR_oHeSv_2M[/youtube] Tagged with: corporate Funding Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgHundreds of LA caregivers march for higher wagesHundreds of in-home care workers marched through downtown Los Angeles June 26 to the County Board of Supervisors meeting to demand higher wages, at least a $1/hour raise. The day before, the board had approved a $31.4 billion budget without an increase for the 170,000 in-home supportive services (IHSS) workers, mostly older women of color, many of whom are im/migrants. The IHSS caregivers earn $11.18 hourly and provide care — bathing, meals, transportation, tracking medications and household tasks — so that more than 206,000 seniors and people with disabilities can stay in their homes and live as independently as possible.Large groups of caregivers, members of Service Employees Local 2015, packed the boardroom June 26, wearing vivid purple T-shirts with the union logo. One IHSS worker, who cares for an 84-year-old woman who can’t walk on her own, challenged the board: “I just want to invite you — all the supervisors — to come and work a day in our shoes. Then maybe you’ll realize how much we need that raise.” (mynewsla.com, June 26)San Diego hotel workers demand better payHundreds of hotel workers and supporters marched through downtown San Diego June 27 over a contract dispute and briefly blocked the driveway entrance of the Marriott Marquis on Harbor Drive. The demonstration was among many UNITE HERE held that day in cities across the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.Marriott has 44 properties in San Diego County, with more than 11,000 hotel rooms. “We believe they need to set the standard for the best wages, the best benefits, and they don’t,” said Brigette Browning, president of UH Local 30. Contracts have expired or are expiring for workers in the Marriott-owned Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in Horton Plaza, and Local 30 representatives say the two sides are still far apart.Among the marchers was Karen Betancourt, who has delivered room-service meals at a Marriott for four years. “We love our job,” she said. “We love this property. We just want to make enough money to live here.” Having to work two jobs to make ends meets, Betancourt is paid minimum wage supplemented by tips, but she doesn’t get enough hours to qualify for health insurance.“What we want is very simple,” said Chris Guerra, who sets up tables at the Westin. “To work just one job and be able to own our houses. If they take care of us, we’ll take care of them.” (San Diego Union-Tribune, June 27)UE Local 228 members arrested at ‘People’s Hearing’ in N.H. state houseAs part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, United Electrical Workers Local 228 members rallied in the New Hampshire state house in Concord on June 11 to demand a living wage and end “the assault on the rights of organized workers.” (The state abolished its minimum wage in 2011.) Members of Local 228, who work at the National Visa Center in the U.S. Department of State, helped occupy the Governor’s Executive Council Chamber and held a People’s Hearing where workers aired their grievances and demanded redress. Local President Bill Ladd testified that the local had been able to boost workers’ earnings substantially since its founding in 2016.After state troopers announced at 5 p.m. that the building was closed, 10 Local 228 members continued to take testimony. When they refused to leave, they were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. (Union Victories!!, June 15) But that didn’t stop the local from protesting. On June 28 union members marched with the slogan “Janus won’t stop us.” (Facebook: UE Local 228)Money for education, not for war, demands Chicago Teachers UnionDelegates in the Chicago Teachers Union unanimously passed a resolution June 6 titled “Unjust Wars of Aggression Leave All Children Behind.” After noting that public schools in working-class communities and communities of color in Chicago and throughout the U.S. “are consistently underfunded” and the federal government could end that underfunding if education were a priority, the resolution states that Trump’s budget increases military funding by $80 billion and describes the many countries like Venezuela where the U.S. has a war agenda. The CTU wants the federal government “to renounce use of a nuclear or other pre-emptive strike on Iran, North Korea or any other country and to prioritize peace and social spending [instead of] military expansion and war-mongering.” The resolution ends by proclaiming that “the Chicago Teachers Union will support and participate in mobilizations and other actions … to stop a ramp-up to war” and will work for quality education for all students.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Focus on Family protest says ‘New York is a pro-choice town!’

first_imgTimes Square rang with chants for reproductive rights on May 4: “Not the church, not the state, women will decide their fate” and “Get up, get down, New York is a pro-choice town!” NYC for Abortion Rights, a coalition of groups with various political beliefs, and strong participation by the People’s Power Assembly and Workers World Party, came out to tell the hate group, Focus on the Family, that its bigotry does not belong in New York City.For the last thirty years, Focus on the Family has been an anti- abortion, anti-woman and anti-LGBTQ2s group. FOF organizes to make abortion illegal even in the cases of rape and incest. It has spent millions of dollars on political candidates who are against same-sex marriage and against anti-discrimination legislation. FOF promotes gay conversion therapy, proved to be completely without scientific basis.Focus on the Family showed up May 4 in New York to create an outcry about the Reproductive Health Act recently passed by the New York State Legislature. RHA updated an earlier, more restrictive state law that predated U.S. Supreme Court decisions setting current limits on when women can legally get an abortion. The updating was to defend women’s reproductive rights in anticipation of more right-wing rulings on abortion coming down from SCOTUS. In Times Square, Focus on Family blasted their propaganda through live music, big speakers and an ultrasound of third-trimester fetal movements. As NYC for Abortion Rights disrupted this anti-woman production, Focus on the Family made the conspiracy theory claim that protesters were being paid by George Soros, and then contradictorily accused the coalition of being fascists!The coalition protesters stood their ground. They showed Focus on the Family they were not welcome in NYC, chanting that women alone have the right to decide what to do with their bodies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Boschini: New year, new leadership

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The LEAP 10/22/20 Students adjust to Zoom classroom challenges Twitter Chancellor Boschini addresses the crowd at Fall Convocation. Photo by Cristian ArgeutaSoto. NFL’s first female referee: “Do what you love” ReddIt Linkedin Leslie Fieldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/leslie-fields/ Leslie Fields Leslie Fieldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/leslie-fields/ All-woman team of student body officers makes TCU history Linkedincenter_img Facebook Leslie Fieldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/leslie-fields/ Previous articleFort Worth looking beyond books as it adds librariesNext articleCastillo and Mandel lead the way for Frogs at Gerald Richey Invitational Leslie Fields RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printChancellor Boschini addresses the crowd at Fall Convocation. Photo by Cristian ArgeutaSoto.TCU officially marked the start of the new academic semester Tuesday morning as faculty, staff and students filled Ed Landreth Auditorium for this year’s Fall Convocation. Chancellor Victor Boschini outlined his plans for this academic year at the ceremony. He said he wants to focus on improvement, emphasize more inclusion and strive for positivity–-despite the world’s negative forecast.“I want to try and discover the similarities we have,” Boschini said. “I think we are all more alike than we are different, and I am going to try and find the things that push us together, rather than pull us apart.” The convocation was also the first for new Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg. “I want to be more open to new ideas and make every effort to help guarantee her success,” Boschini said. “She is going to enhance all dimensions of the academic experience for TCU students.”Sally Fortenberry, an associate professor of fashion merchandising, is looking forward to Dahlberg’s new ideas and the different perspectives she will bring in. During the convocation ceremony, Boschini said he plans to demonstrate TCU’s values of building relationships and fostering the community that challenges, supports and encourages students this year. For Associate Dean for Nursing Suzy Lockwood, TCU’s values are the foundation of what she does and how she approaches students.“TCU’s values help ground me in what I want to put forward to students,” Lockwood said. The Wassenich Award, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award and the Chancellor’s Award, given for distinguished achievement as a creative teacher and scholar, were each awarded during the ceremony.New Provost Teresa Dahlberg. Photo by Cristian Soto. Timeka Gordon, the director of inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and the Community Scholars Program, received the Wassenich Award, which is given for mentoring in the TCU community.“She met students where they were,” Boschini said. “She just loved them. That’s who she is.”  Gordon wiped away her tears as she accepted the award and thanked her students.“Thank you, students, for being a blessing in my life and for allowing me to share your journey every single day,” Gordon said.Susie Olmos-Soto, a senior learning and development consultant in the Human Resources department, received the DEI Award for helping Spanish-speaking employees learn English.  “Susie walks the walk and talks the talk,” Boschini said. “She brings more diversity, equity and inclusion to TCU’s campus.”Olmos-Soto shared the spotlight with Spanish-speaking employees as she accepted the award. “We want to support you and what you do here on campus–doing extraordinary things,” Olmos-Soto said. Dr. Slattery was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar at Tuesday’s convocation. Photo by Cristian Soto. Dr. Mike Slattery, the chair and director of the institute for environmental studies, received the Distinguished Achievement award. While announcing the award, Boschini quoted one of Slattery’s graduate students. “The student said, ‘In my working with Mike Slattery, I experienced considerable growth as a student and as a scientist,’” Boschini said. Slattery called TCU “one of the best universities to work for” during his acceptance speech. Leslie Fieldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/leslie-fields/ ReddIt Twitter + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Two French journalists refused visas

first_img News Receive email alerts October 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two French journalists refused visas Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figurescenter_img ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Chinese government’s refusal to issue tourist visas to French journalists Jean-Claude Buhrer, Le Monde’s former correspondent at the UN in Geneva, and Claude B. Levenson, a specialist in Tibet.They applied for their visas at the Chinese embassy in Bangkok for a trip to Chengdu. Consular officials there told them the refusal was probably due to their “activities” as journalists.Reporters Without Borders said it was deplorable that foreign journalists, especially those interested in Tibet, were not made welcome in China.“The mere fact of being a journalist and having written about human rights in Tibet is clearly sufficient reason to be refused a visa,” Buhrer said. “But after more than 10 visits to provinces in China and Tibet between 1984 and 2000, we weren’t expecting to be turned down like this.”In 2003, Buhrer wrote a survey for Reporters Without Borders on the malfunctioning of the UN human rights commission, which Chinese diplomats often manage to manipulate in order to cover up human rights violations in China. Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Vicious Home Invasion Attack and Robbery

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena police today released a sketch of one of two armed suspects allegedly involved in a vicious home invasion robbery last Sunday, June 17th during which a 25-year-old Pasadena man was repeatedly stabbed and slashed with a knife and various items were stolen from his home.The break-in and attack occurred at about 1:56 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Villa Street.The injured victim was transported to a local hospital after arriving officers found him in his home bleeding profusely from multiple wounds. The victim remains in a local hospital in stable condition for treatment of the injuries, police said.The victim had arrived home with his girlfriend about 90 minutes before the attack after they both completed their work shifts at different restaurants, Lt. William Grisafe said the morning of the incident.The 24-year-old woman went to bed while the man stayed up late to complete a homework assignment on his computer, Grisafe said. The woman soon was awakened by a commotion in the living room area.Grisafe said the woman saw a man with a handgun dressed in black and wearing a bandana across his face attacking her boyfriend.The robber was demanding money and valuables. At one point, the suspect struck her boyfriend in the head with the butt of the gun and fled.Later, during the medical treatment of his numerous lacerations, the man told authorities that there had in fact been two attackers, Grisafe said. Each robber was armed with a handgun and one also had a knife, the man said.The robbers reportedly stole cellphones, a computer, a purse, and cash before fleeing.The woman was not injured.The suspect seen in the sketch is described as a male Black, 19 to 24 years of age, 5’11 in height with a medium build. The suspect was wearing dark clothing.Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police Robbery/Assaults Detective Barry Glockson at (626) 744-7312 or the Pasadena Police Department 24/7 at (626) 744- 4241.You may also report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222- TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it latest #1 Pasadena Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Vicious Home Invasion Attack and Robbery Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 3:51 pmcenter_img HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Cost cuts stimulate Grainfarmers’ profits

first_imgGrainfarmers Group, which recently struck a deal with Sainsbury’s to supply its in-store bakeries with fully traceable milling wheat, has reached profitability after paring down staff and transport costs.Chairman Andrew Christie-Miller told British Baker that creating a leaner, more efficient operation and seeking further agreements with “other major end users” was part of “a move towards becoming more of a food business than purely a merchanting business”.The company reported operating profits for the 12 months to July 31, 2007, of £2.1m, compared to losses of £2.6m and £4m in the previous two years. The farmer-owned business’s marketing arm, Grainfarmers PLC, made a £2.6m operating profit. Turnover was £371m.Christie-Miller said that the company had shed 55 employees, reducing the number of staff to 195, as part of a review of costs and had invested heavily in logistics software. It spends around £17m a year on transport.He said the company’s bid to link up with supermarkets and other major grain users would be helped by its network of central stores, which meant that it was well-placed to meet demand and ensure quality. The company recognised that security and continuity of supply are key factors in a volatile market.The two-year deal with Sainsbury’s involves Camgrain, an East Anglian-based farmer-owned cooperative. The wheat is milled by Whitworth Bros.last_img read more

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Carrying the Harvard flag

first_imgAt last fall’s Freshman Convocation, Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) President Catherine A. “Kate” Gellert ’93 did the math for her young audience. “There are more alumni than there are faculty and students,” she recalls saying, “so our alumni are in the best position to carry the Harvard flag out into the world beyond 02138. That’s why alumni are important. That’s why they matter to the University.”Gellert has proudly carried that flag as an alumna, especially during the past year as HAA president. Now in the final weeks of her tenure, she reflected on her service and the experiences that have energized and inspired her.“This year gave us the opportunity to get alumni engaged and informed about The Harvard Campaign,” she says. “For the HAA, the campaign spurred us to develop new ways to connect our alumni with the University and with one another. We launched HarvardX for Alumni and the ‘Your Harvard’ event series, for example — the latter will bring President [Drew] Faust’s vision for the future of the University to a broad base of alumni.”Gellert continues to be amazed by that base, particularly the alumni volunteers in their home communities who make the “transformative experience” of attending Harvard come alive in ways she had not anticipated. “The global community that volunteers time for community outreach, student interviews, building Harvard’s presence, and in so many other ways, shows me how deep our alumni relationships run.”Those relationships undoubtedly extend to incoming HAA president Cynthia A. Torres ’80, M.B.A. ’84, who will focus her term on sustaining and supporting alumni as leaders in their communities, in their professions, and in service to society. Torres’ own HAA leadership is expansive. Most recently, she led an executive committee task force on Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) in an effort to better connect SIG members with the University. The HAA has nearly 50 SIGs with approximately 20,000 alumni participants.“Kate and I share a commitment to the importance of alumni engagement and connection with Harvard,” says Torres, currently the HAA’s first vice president. “I have been deeply involved with alumni activities since my own graduation, and that has added richness and depth to my adult life. For me, the true magic of Harvard is in its people — its extraordinary students, faculty, staff, and alumni. My years at Harvard were completely transformational, and it has been rewarding to be able to give back to the University that has meant so much to me.”Looking ahead, Torres is excited about the upcoming year and her new role. “I love my involvement with the HAA,” she explains. “I’ve always felt a deep sense of community with Harvard alumni and am truly honored to be given this position of trust and responsibility.”As for Gellert and her work on behalf of the HAA, Torres is an unabashed admirer. “Kate has been an inspiration to me,” Torres says. “She is extremely gracious, poised, and welcoming — she radiates goodwill at every alumni gathering. Kate has been a terrific torchbearer for our alumni.”The feeling is mutual. “Cynthia brings a wonderful intellect, a special warmth, and a real enthusiasm that will resonate with our alumni,” notes Gellert. “It is hard to conclude service after a very brief year, but it is easier to do when you are passing the baton to somebody who will carry it even farther. I wish Cynthia all the best.”last_img read more

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HILT Conference Sept. 30

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) annual conference is an event designed to engage Harvard faculty (and some students and academic professionals) in a University-level dialogue about teaching and learning innovation. This year’s event will showcase varied interactive instructional approaches and considerations for Harvard in an evolving education landscape. See the full conference program and breakout session descriptions. The event will be held Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Wasserstein Hall.Registration for the fifth annual HILT Conference is now open. Register herelast_img

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