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October 14, 2019
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New series on APTN explores what beauty means to Aboriginal women

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN National NewsIn the mainstream, standards of beauty have changed over time. But what exactly does “beauty” mean?And how do Aboriginal women relate to it?Those questions will be looked at in an upcoming thirteen-part documentary series titled “Princesses” that will air exclusively on APTN.More than 40 Aboriginal women across Canada participated in the project. Women of all ages, backgrounds and professions speak from the heart about what beauty means to them.The educational and inspirational series premieres on APTN Tuesday June 7th, 8:00 PM EST.drochette@aptn.calast_img

October 8, 2019
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Electricity cost may increase

According to the Ministry, hydro power generation is at 80% but it is sufficient only for 40 days.The Ceylon Electricity Board. however, is yet to announce any increase in the electricity cost. The Power and Energy Ministry has hinted at a possible increase in the cost of electricity used by consumers under a pricing formula.A statement by the Ministry said that a formula is essential to decide on the electricity cost similar to that followed by the transport sector.

October 8, 2019
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Joint opposition raises strong opposition to polls delay

Gunawardena urged the Government to stop its “game” of giving excuses and postponing the elections. The joint opposition today raised strong opposition to the postponement of the Local Government (LG) elections.Joint opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena told Parliament that it is disappointing that on March 31 the Department of Elections will not be allowed to declare the LG polls as scheduled. He said that as the Minister in charge he is responsible to ensure that the issues at hand are resolved before the election is held. (Colombo Gazette) Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha said that the election cannot take place till the delimitation issue is resolved.

October 2, 2019
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Africa must have due representation in Security Council ministers tell UN debate

“The working methods of the Security Council must be revised to ensure democratization, and its membership must be expanded to include new permanent and non-permanent members of the developing world, particularly Africa, the cradle of civilization,” Algeria’s Foreign Minister, Mourad Medelci, said in his remarks to the 67th Assembly’s General Debate, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York. At present, the Council has 15 members, five of whom are permanent – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – and which have the right of veto. In his statement, Mr. Medelci also highlighted the need for economic development as an essential pillar for ensuring lasting stability. “We firmly maintain that development, peace and security are indivisible and that UN strategies, in particular those of the Security Council aimed at a lasting peace, must be devised in full harmony with policies for socio-economic development,” he said. Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi of Mauritania.In his address to the General Debate, Mauritania’s Foreign Minister, Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi, reaffirmed his country’s support for UN reform, in particular by expanding the Council to include a permanent seat for Africa and another for the Arab group. Reciting a litany of problems facing developing countries, from unemployment and the rise in food prices to an economic slowdown stemming from the global economic crisis, he appealed to the developed world to live up to its commitments. “We ask the rich countries and the donor organizations to honour their pledge to make contributions, however insignificant, to finance development, above all for the least developed countries, so as to achieve acceptable levels of access to public services to guarantee civil peace, stability and the social cohesion of these countries in order to safeguard world peace,” he said. The two ministers also voiced alarm at new threats of terrorism and the situation in Mali, where Islamic militants have seized control of the north, imposing strict Sharia law and sending more than 260,000 refugees fleeing into neighbouring countries, more than 110,000 of them in Mauritania. Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad.Chad’s Foreign Minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, in his remarks to the Assembly, called on the Security Council to quickly adopt a resolution authorizing international military intervention in northern Mali, as sought by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “The Mali crisis is a test and a challenge confronting the international community,” he said. “Today, with this crisis, violent obscurantist religious fundamentalism, trafficking in drugs and humans and irredentist demands are implanted right in the heart of Africa.” He added, “How long can the world stand by in the face of this gangrene which risks spreading throughout the whole of the Sahel region and of which Mali is only the epicentre?” The ministers are among of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual, national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

September 28, 2019
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Opinion United States World Cup success brings delight to hopeful fans

Clint Dempsey of Team USA celebrates his goal against Ghana during the World Cup in Natal, Brazil, on June 16.Credit: Courtesy of MCTOne of the many beauties of sports is that they attract people for varying reasons. Some may consider it a vital part of their everyday lives, but for most it’s simply a release, a happy activity to focus on in an otherwise demanding life.You might be having a lousy day, all your tasks still need to be done and you don’t have energy to do them – but if you’re like me, watching a game helps to make you forget about that. Tomorrow afternoon might bring a big exam that you’re woefully unprepared for, but at least you can watch a ballgame before you go to bed to help you feel better. If those types of things weren’t there, some of us would undoubtedly go crazy.The irony is that the enjoyment that comes from watching any sport tends to diminish when the teams we actually care about are involved. Instead of enjoying the spectacle, you’re forced to constantly fret about the outcome, and it can become just another point of stress.Of course, if your team is successful in the end you don’t regret putting yourself through the rigor. And luckily for myself, the hundreds of people around me, and the entire nation, the United States’ dramatic victory against Ghana on Monday made an agonizing game worth every second.Even if American fans came into the game hoping to not get too caught up in proceedings, the manner in which the match unfolded made it basically impossible. An American goal inside of a minute gave the team the best possible start, except for the fact that taking such an early lead means that the players’ focus shifts subconsciously away from attack and instead to holding the advantage.What followed was 80 minutes of pure tension. Every time Ghana so much as misplaced a pass there was considerable cheering among my fellow patriotic Americans. Any bit of respite for Americans felt like a goal in and of itself. For a while it seemed like the U.S. was going to pull it off, but 89 minutes is a very long time.The injury to forward Jozy Altidore probably couldn’t have come at a more inopportune moment. Without Altidore’s physical ability up front, there was simply no outlet where the Americans could play the ball. Every clearance was just a chance for some of the U.S. defenders to catch their breath before another Ghana attack came toward them.Meanwhile, U.S. fans never got the chance to exhale. The ordeal felt a lot like a job or a class where you look constantly at the clock, only to realize it’s barely moved a second since the last time you glanced up.So it wasn’t that much of a surprise when the American defense was finally breached, albeit on a terrific passing move from the Ghanaians. The Americans weren’t just dead on their feet at that point; they already had been for a solid 20 minutes.But you all know what happened next: the two substitutes, Graham Zusi and John Brooks, connected for a moment that was pure Hollywood.In truth, the U.S. didn’t deserve the win. Ghana dictated the entire game, pushing the tempo as the Americans sat back and held on for dear life. But that’s not what wins soccer matches. What matters is taking your chances, and Americans did that in the most ruthless fashion possible.In Portugal and Germany, the U.S. team has two games that will most likely be even tougher than their tussle with Ghana, but they do have an unquantifiable yet utterly important intangible running through their players’ veins: belief.That’s been the big message from each U.S. soccer fan in the buildup to the World Cup: “I believe that we will win.” At times it can be misguided, but if Monday is anything to go by then anything can happen with an attitude like that.Belief in a team might not make watching games like these any more manageable, but it can help to remind viewers that their nervous energy can ultimately result in unforgettable delight. read more

September 28, 2019
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Football Dremont Jones readily awaits NFL Draft at Pro Day

Ohio State redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones (86) answers questions from the media on Dec. 27. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorFor many aspiring NFL draftees, Pro Day is a grappling ground for positioning in an NFL Draft where each higher slot yields increased financial standing.Former Ohio State defensive tackle Dre’mont Jones, however, said hearing his named called in Nashville will already be a dream come true.“It matters to me getting drafted,” Jones said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s first round, second round, third round.”That mindset befits a man who said there wasn’t much more he had to prove at Ohio State’s Pro Day Wednesday.“I think me coming out here and competing and showing my ability, especially when I feel like I didn’t have to, is a step in the right direction,” Jones said.Jones, who decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility, is projected to go anywhere from the late-first to late-second round in the NFL Draft on April 25.That leaves a lot of wiggle room for Jones, who came in at No. 20 among defensive lineman in the 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine with a time of 5.12.Still, Jones opted not to take a stab at improving his time at Ohio State’s Pro Day.Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said his players take Pro Day seriously, but he underplayed its role as a make-or-break factor for their professional careers.“It’s not everything,” Day said. “We have the film and the combine and different things that tell the story for these guys, but this is obviously part of it.”Jones said his film speaks for itself.While there was speculation that he might declare for the draft after his redshirt sophomore season, Jones’s decision to stay in school proved fruitful. His junior campaign earned him a First-Team All-America selection by College Football News, recording 8.5 sacks, fifth-best in the Big Ten, and finishing with a career-high 13 tackles for loss.  Jones said his accomplishments this past season left no doubt in his mind that he is ready to move onto the next level.“I feel like it’s my time to leave,” Jones said. “I definitely left the platform enough for me to solidify myself as one of the greater defensive linemen that’s ever came through Ohio State.”There remain questions among scouts about Jones’s ability to play interior defensive lineman at the NFL level due to his 285-pound frame. Despite being labelled undersized, Jones said he is not often overmatched by bigger guards and doesn’t want to be marginalized in must-pass scenarios at the next level.“I’m not a third down specialist,” he said. “I want to be on those first and second down moments. That’s what I do.”Since his final collegiate game at the Rose Bowl, Jones said he had to flip a switch to adjust to the media circus surrounding the NFL Draft process that includes a slew of interviews and being evaluated on drills he’s never done.Day said appreciation and stress relief will come following the draft.“They have to enjoy it because they’ve worked their whole lives for this and they have to take it in,” Day said. “I think they can do that more when it’s over. They can take a deep breath.”Playing his high school ball at Saint Ignatius, the Cleveland native said he grew up rooting for the Browns. Even though he said he is no longer a fan, the Browns hold the No. 49 pick in the draft, where Jones may still be available.Jones said come April, a high selection is less of a concern than landing with the right team.“It’s all about fit,” Jones said. “You don’t want to go No. 1 to a team that doesn’t have a defense that fits you’re playing ability. So that second round, third round – I’m cool with it.” read more

September 21, 2019
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Eyeopening blog of Fukushima robot operator taken offline

first_imgThe days of seeing Japan in the news because of the earthquake and subsequent disaster are long over as attention has turned to more recent problems around the globe, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t big challenges remaining in the country. There’s still the case of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and four unstable reactors to deal with.Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which owns the Fukushima plant, is attempting to get things back to normal by using military robots provided by U.S. company iRobot. Due to the lack of communications in the area of the plant, these robots are being operated by individuals who are put in danger every day close by the reactors as they go about their clean-up tasks.One of those operators decided to write a blog talking about his work, and it has proved very telling and informative about both the conditions at the plant and the robots themselves.Working conditions are less than perfect. Long hours, ignored warnings, and the link to the robots during crucial clean-up work being put in jeopardy due to stupid decisions are all touched upon. We also get to learn about the limitations and advantages of each robot in this rather unique situation.However, it now seems as though the blog has disappeared just as it started getting popular, suggesting someone at TEPCO found it and took action.Although TEPCO may have had the site taken offline due to its less than positive review of the clean-up operation, many see it as a great loss due to the valuable information it contained concerning use of robots in such disaster areas.It’s not often, thankfully, that we get a major nuclear disaster to deal with, so robot designers only have best guesses to go on. An operator using a robot in a real situation can provide crucial feedback as to how electronics and designs cope in these conditions. With information coming through official channels being far less than full disclosure, this operator was providing valuable insight that may otherwise be lost due to bureaucracy and company face saving.As well as writing a blog, videos were created showing training exercises of the PackBot and Warrior robots being used. Unfortunately these have also gone from public view, but IEEE  Spectrum managed to tie some snippets together for one summary video:The identity of the blogger is unknown as he/she signed off simply as S.H. There is hope that the blog posts will return at some point in the future, or that the operator will come forward once his work is done to present his findings and help robot designers make better robots for these situations.Read more at IEEE Spectrum and a research blog including some of the blog text and images at aist.go.jplast_img read more

September 21, 2019
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Samaras prods ministers on reforms

first_imgWith a week to go before troika envoys are scheduled to return to Athens, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has urged key ministers to redouble their efforts to meet economic reform targets.The aim is to provide some evidence of progress by this Thursday, when officials at a Eurogroup Working Group summit are expected to assess Greece’s success in fulfilling a series of prior actions necessary for the release of further aid.The key stumbling block remains the fate of state defense firm EAS, with Greek and troika officials in disagreement about how the company should be restructured. The government must also complete a list of 4,000 civil servants to be dismissed by the end of this year. Layoffs at EAS are expected to be ticked off the list as are dismissals from several much smaller state organizations that are to be streamlined or abolished.Samaras is said to be irked by ministers who have been dragging their feet over providing data related to the state bodies facing abolition that fall under their supervision.Those issues were raised during a long meeting on Monday between Samaras and key ministers including Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. More politically contentious issues, such as the lifting of restrictions on foreclosures and on collective dismissals in the private sector were also discussed, according to sources. Immediately after the meeting, Samaras met with his coalition partner Evangelos Venizelos for talks believed to have focused on the issue of collective dismissals as PASOK is believed to object to changes under consideration.Speaking to reporters late on Monday, Stournaras stressed the importance of a deal being reached with the troika before Greece assumes the presidency of the European Union on January 1. Talks were suspended last Thursday amid disagreements over reforms and the size of a projected fiscal gap for next year. “We will find a solution. It must be done,” Stournaras said.In Berlin, German Finance Ministry spokesman Martin Kotthaus again ruled out the prospect of another haircut for Greek debt. But he said the possibility of a third loan program would be examined in mid-2014, even though Samaras said last week that a third package would not be needed. A third package would be “significantly smaller” than the previous two, Kotthaus said, and would depend on Greece posting a primary surplus and honoring pledges to the troika. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 17, 2019
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Jones Spurs will be a good test for rejuvenated Man United

first_imgManchester United defender Phil Jones believes their clash with Tottenham will give them an indication of their current strength under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe Red Devils have won all five of their games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho last month at Old Trafford.But Jones, who has started four times under the Norwegian, warns that Spurs will likely give them their toughest challenge yet on Sunday.“Spurs is a good test,” Jones told the club website.“We are in good form and have some momentum going. We have steadied the ship a bit.“We have not done anything yet, we have not achieved anything, but we need to keep it going. Possibly Spurs will be an indicator for us and how far we can go but it is a game we need to win.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They are in good form and doing well and we need to have a good week, train well and prepare for a tough game. Hopefully, the momentum can carry us on to win that match.”The 26-year-old insists Champions League football remains the target with United now just six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea after four successive wins.“Of course we should be in the Champions League next season and that is the aim but we have done nothing yet. I know it is a cliche but it has to be game by game,” said Jones.“I don’t really want to think about the top four, or the Champions League or the FA Cup.“It has to be game by game. Tottenham is tough and we aim to see where we are after that.”Jones has made seven league appearances for United this season.last_img read more

September 13, 2019
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LRA Closes on Deal to Acquire Ft McPherson from Army Sell Bulk

first_imgThe Fort McPherson LRA on Friday approved the sale of about 330 acres of the 475-acre post to filmmaker Tyler Perry, before the authority closed on its agreement with the Army to acquire the post located on the southwest edge of Atlanta.The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority now owns 145 acres at the installation and will begin crafting a redevelopment plan for the property. The authority’s plans include walkable, mixed-use development connected to two MARTA stations, a vibrant historic village, mixed-use retail development supporting Perry’s film studios, office or medical office space, and market rate multifamily developments, according to a press release. Perry is purchasing the property for $30 million to build up to 16 sound stages for a movie and television production complex. The LRA is paying the Army $26 million to acquire the post through an economic development conveyance.“More than three years since the closing of Fort McPherson, we have today taken a great step forward for the former post and for the surrounding community,” LRA Board Chairman Felker Ward said. “We look forward now to significant investment by hometown entertainment entrepreneur Tyler Perry, and we will move forward with further planning for the remaining 145 acres of the site,” Ward said.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who spearheaded the deal with Perry, also looked ahead to the economic potential of the site.“The closing of this deal represents the start of a new period of job creation, business expansion and community development in South Atlanta,” Reed said. “I am looking forward to the day when Fort McPherson is a catalyst for change in one of our most important neighborhoods.”Some local residents and lawmakers have opposed the deal since the city of Atlanta announced it a year ago. Critics point to the reuse plan crafted by the community — which called for a bioscience campus and a mix of housing and retail — as a superior alternative because it would have more successfully integrated the former post into the surrounding neighborhood.State Sen. Vincent Fort questioned the legality of the agreement since Perry is paying far less than what the land is worth, reported the Atlanta Business Chronicle.“The community is being short-changed in this process,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

September 11, 2019
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DEBATE HIGHLIGHT All 5 Democratic Candidates Oppose Proposed Detox Facilitys Location In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The proposed detox facility at 362 Middlesex Avenue in North Wilmington has been one of, if not the, biggest political issue in town over the past year. It’s no surprise that the issue found its way into this week’s Democratic Primary Debate.All five candidates expressed opposition to the facility’s location, while stressing a need for such a facility in town.“We have the same thing happening in Tewksbury. We have a [sober] home going up [on Fox Run Drive] and a lot of concerned citizens,” said Mark Kratman, a Selectman in Tewksbury. “Unfortunately, a lot of times these things come in with protection from the state in terms of where they can go in. That’s why we have to have a zoning bylaw to look at where these places are zoned. We have to work with the state and figure out the best locations to put these places.”“I’m not against these [facilities], I think they’re needed,’ continued Kratman. “We have a big problem in our communities with opioid addiction. People need help. We should have services for them. But we need to zone it properly and find some place where it’s not affecting residential home values and those types of things.”“We’re right in the middle of the opioid epidemic. I’m logging into Facebook and seeing people I went to high school and college with dying of overdoses,” said Erika Johnson, Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee. “We absolutely need something like this. I think it’s wonderful that Wilmington was chosen as a destination.”“However, The North Wilmington location, as it currently stands, is not the best given its proximity to the schools, to the train, to the traffic on the street,” continued Johnson. “If you’re in detox, you really need a place of healing… I don’t agree with the location.”“I’m absolutely opposed to that location. I believe it’s an exploitation of the zoning that’s up there,” said Dave Robertson, former Chief of Staff to the late State Rep. Jim Miceli. “The very first night that this was proposed, I asked the developer how many lots he looked at? [He said] 1. Why didn’t he look anywhere else in Wilmington? I don’t think it’s any different when folks on West Street raised concerns about the gas station. They want to make sure the neighborhood is safe and it fits the aesthetic of the neighborhood. They have a right to be concerned. I’m with them.”“Working in [State Rep. Miceli’s] office, I know – first hand – how difficult it is to find detox.” noted Robertson. “I’ve seen how long the waiting list can be. It can be up to a week — which is life and death to a lot of folks out there who are struggling with these demons.  That being said, I don’t think the towns of Wilmington or Tewksbury will just thumb their nose, they just want to make sure it’s in the right area to do so.”“I appreciate the concerns the residents have of the location,” began Judy O’Connell, a former Wilmington Selectman and School Committee member. “I will say the property is zoned for that use. From a permitting perspective, it appears it’s going to meet all the guidelines. I know there was a Special Town Meeting to change zoning, which will have no impact on that destination…. I will say there’s many people and families in Wilmington and Tewksbury that are struggling with addiction. Resources and opportunities for care and programmatic design to assist these people are needed now.”“I do not think it’s an ideal location,” continued O’Connell. “I do believe the town can work together with private business to see that a facility can be put into Wilmington that’s going to be for the benefit of all residents in town and beyond. I think it’s very imperative that we as a community, state and country address the opioid crisis. I’ll be clear – I don’t think it’s the most ideal location, but I do think it’s necessary that we have one in town.”“The bottom line is — wrong location, right idea, plain and simple,” said Mike McCoy, longtime Wilmington Selectman. “A lot of concerned citizens came to the meeting when this was proposed back in September 2017. There were over 200 people that filled that room. I’m happy to say I joined the group of the Concerned Citizens of North Wilmington. We all have a heart. We understand the opioid epidemic. But the bottom line is, under the old bylaws, you could open up a drug detox center in any neighborhood in this community. You could open up one next to any school.  You couldn’t put it in a commercial zone. So we called for a Special Town Meeting and we flipped it. We made a change to go from all residential to a commercial zone. There are a lot of vacancies in commercial zones. They could absolutely do something in that area.”“When the Board of Appeals sees this, they should shoot this thing down because you have to protect the safety and well-being of the inhabitants. Those inhabitants need protection and I was with them in the beginning, and I will stay with them to the end,” added McCoy. “No one locally has worked harder with this group to fight this. And I’m happy to say I championed [the zoning change] at the Town Meeting.”Watch the debate, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below. Jump to the 20-minute mark to watch what was written above.—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/e/f/b/2/2/6/efb2269b-0049-4395-88c5-1a6b7753f1841535028088.523%2B39810787.566%40castus4-wilmington%2B15350318121535028264454752.vod.720p.180823%20Democratic%20Primary%20Debate.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. 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September 9, 2019
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Top Republican Democrat in Alaska Senate differ on income tax

first_imgSen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in March 2017. Kelly is hopeful that the Legislature will agree to a draw from the Alaska Permanent Fund without a broad-based tax. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Alaska Senate Republican leaders are pointing to rising oil prices as confirmation that their reticence to a proposed income tax was right. The chamber’s leading Democrat says relying on oil gains would be shortsighted.Listen nowFairbanks Republican Senate President Pete Kelly said his caucus was right to oppose an income tax last year.“The people who were so motivated to put a tax in did it in an environment of $26 per barrel oil,” Kelly said. “Frankly, it’s hard to blame them for reacting the way they did. I’m glad that the Senate held back and was a little more disciplined on that, because we would now be pulling hundreds of millions of dollars from an economy that’s trying to recover.”The price for North Slope oil was $69 per barrel on Tuesday.Kelly expects the Senate majority to oppose Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal for a 1-and-a-half-percent tax on income from employment, to pay for maintenance that’s been deferred for state facilities.Anchorage Democratic Sen. Berta Gardner, the minority caucus leader, said a broad-based tax is still needed.“I hope that Alaskans are getting very angry about failure to take the necessary steps to pull ourselves out of this recession and this trouble,” she said.Gardner said the future of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends is in jeopardy if the state doesn’t have a broad-based tax like an income tax.It’s a position that Kelly completely rejects.He said putting downward pressure on the budget and drawing from permanent fund earnings will stabilize the budget.“I’m hopeful,” Kelly said. “The economy is doing much better. And we’ve had a lot of discussion about the different plans: The Senate plan, I think we’re finally gaining acceptance of it by some of the people in the administration and even some of the people over in the House Democrats’ side.”The Senate plan would draw roughly 5 percent of the value of the permanent fund annually from fund earnings.The plan House passed last year is similar, but also includes a tax that would close the budget gap.Kelly said adopting the Senate plan would help the state.“I think it’s going to be proven over time that we don’t need that broad-based tax, that the economy is recovering, oil prices are recovering, production is recovering, and we can go to the earnings reserve to pay a dividend and to pay a portion of the government,” he said. “I think that we have the facts on our side and I would hope that they’d be convinced by them at the end of session.”While Gardner said she’d support a income tax that requires those with higher incomes to pay more, she doesn’t back Walker’s employment tax, which would limit payments to twice the amount of the PFD.“I appreciate his effort to try to craft something to try to bring the Senate to the table,” she said. “I don’t think that this is going to fly.”Gardner said the idea of exploring for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge won’t answer the budget problem.“Alaskans need to understand that this is not going to be the perfect solution for us,” she said. “We’ve got a couple of decades, if then, before there’s any revenue to the state and most of this is not on state land, so we’re not going to get much.”Walker transmitted his budget bills Wednesday to the Legislature.last_img read more

September 3, 2019
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Jains gather in California with the next generation on their minds

first_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Awaiting trial for breaking into a nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists are unrepentant Heather Adams,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi with 1.6 million Instagram followers, addresses the 20th biennial JAINA Convention in Ontario, Calif. on July 5, 2019. RNS photo by Heather AdamsLOS ANGELES (RNS) — At the 20th biennial JAINA Convention in Ontario, Calif., over the Independence Day weekend, nearly 3,500 Jains, followers of an ancient Indian sect, were treated to highly sought-after speakers such as Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi with 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and Gaur Gopal Das, a motivational speaker who has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube.But the real stars of the show, in a sense, were young Jains such as Pooja and Poonam Shah, 36 and 28 respectively.The theme for the convention was “Jain Religion in the 21st Century,” and nearly everyone in attendance seemed to be aware that the next eight decades depend on handing the faith over to the millennial and Gen Z Jains.In addition to breakout sessions geared specifically for their age group, the convention provided various ways for younger Jains to meet, including both Young Jains of America and Jain Connect, a new program to help young Jains “make new friends, new business connections or find a special someone.” An allied organization, Young Jain Professionals, met simultaneously at the convention center.A newsletter specifically for young Jains, with articles about college and cooking, aims to keep the relationship going now that the convention is over.Attendees participate in a parade at the 20th biennial JAINA Convention in Ontario, Calif., on July 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of JAINAJainism, which shares some common history with Hinduism and Buddhism, focuses on the principles of nonviolence (ahimsa), nonpossessiveness (aparigraha) and multiple viewpoints (anekantvad). It encourages vegetarianism or veganism, environmentalism, equal rights and meditation. The religion was first brought to the United States 125 years ago by Virchand Gandhi.In 1979, when the Jain Center of Southern California was founded, there were 10 other Jain centers across the U.S. Two years later JAINA, an umbrella organization, was founded and had its first convention. Today there are 67 Jain centers in the United States, with an estimated 165,000 members.Much of that growth has come from the tide of Indian immigrants coming to the United States in the past two decades. Since 2000, India has seen a 108 percent increase in its diaspora population, one of the largest increases, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. As of 2015, 2.4 million people from India were living in the United States, according to the Migration Policy Institute.But there’s more to Jainism’s success in America than that, according to Dipak Doshi, a spokesman for this year’s convention.JAINA has worked hard to unite American Jains by taking a nonsectarian approach, something unique to the U.S. “No such umbrella organization within Jains exists even in India,” said Doshi. “This is absolutely one of a kind.”Young boys look at exhibits at the 20th biennial JAINA Convention in Ontario, Calif., on July 5, 2019. RNS photo by Heather AdamsWhile there are two main sects within Jainism and many smaller groups, the united organization has allowed many younger generations to identify simply as Jains, said Doshi, whose own kids “only know that we are Jains,” he said, rather than knowing they are one particular sect of Jain.“That means the whole new generation growing up here takes pride in being a Jain,” he said.While younger Jains are sticking with the faith, millennial Jains say, they are also making different connections to the faith than previous generations.“The older generation is more about practicing in the form of going to the temple, rituals and stuff,” said Arpit Mehta, 33, a board member of YJA. “The youth have taken a step forward. They’re trying to learn more about the core values.”They have then taken those core values into their non-Jain communities, Mehta said. “They will show up for Mahatma Gandhi Day. They will show up for nonviolence day. They will do beach cleanup. They will go save the turtles. They will be involved in recycle projects,” he said.Dancers perform during a cultural show at the 20th biennial JAINA Convention on July 4, 2019, in Ontario, Calif. Photo courtesy of JAINAEnvironmental and animal rights groups are noticing.“I don’t think any other religion on the face of the earth has been as powerful, as strong and as ethical, as Jains,” said Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who spoke at the convention.Erika Abrams-Myers, co-founder of Animal Aid Unlimited, said that because Jains are already focused on many of the same issues as groups like hers, she and other advocates consider them “low-hanging fruit” for recruitment.“The idea of not hurting another living being is totally woven into the culture,” said Abrams-Myers. “What a strong, beautiful starting place.”Mehta believes some of the difference in the ways the two generations practice their religion has to do with the different challenges his parents faced on coming to this country. For his parents, continuing to be a vegetarian or vegan when they arrived was difficult. For younger Jains, he said, their diet is more mainstream.For Jain millennials, challenges look more like tackling false information, especially about their religion. “People can say something is a Jainism practice, but it may not be one,” said Mehta. “How do you verify information?”Despite younger Jains’ enthusiasm, some Jains worry about the time when the younger generation will have to take responsibility for keeping Jain centers running.Motivational speaker Gaur Gopal Das, left, talks with Dipak Doshi at the 20th biennial JAINA Convention on July 6, 2019, in Ontario, Calif. RNS photo by Heather AdamsDas, the lifestyle coach and motivational speaker who was one of the convention’s biggest draws, said older Jains can’t expect the next generation to practice the religion exactly as they have done it, not if they want the religion to thrive.Das, 45, said it’s important to hand down the values, wisdom and experience the older generations have. “Then we also give them the space to practice the way they want.”In his experience, he said, “they come back with a much stronger conviction.”For now, older Jains can coast somewhat on what they’ve built over the past 20 years. The Shah sisters remember how, when they were growing up in their fledgling temple in Buena Vista, Calif., their children’s class often met in member families’ homes.“To go from that to have something like this, with almost 4,000 people,” Pooja said. “It shows it’s come very far.” TagsGen Z homepage featured Indian American JAINA Jainism millennial faith,You may also like Share This! 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September 1, 2019
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SW DC Residents Halt Shakespeare Theater Company Expansion

first_imgThe Waterfront region of Ward 6 has become a hub of redevelopment in recent months. The once quiet enclave is turning into the “go to” destination to live, play, and work in the city. However, residents recently halted the erection of a Shakespeare Theater Company offshoot.Construction was delayed for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Bard establishment, which is planned to occupy the same site as the former Southeastern University on Southwest D.C.’s waterfront. (Courtesy photo)The Bard – a joint project spearheaded by the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Erkiletian Construction Corporation, a real-estate firm – raised the ire of long-time Southwest residents when the proposed location at 5th and Eye Street SW would have sandwiched it next to the area’s only elementary and middle schools (Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson, respectively), and smack dab in the middle of townhomes.  The protest led to The Shakespeare Theatre Company withdrawing its development application for the mixed-use project on June 30.“The proposed P[lanned] U[unit] D[evelopment process] is inconsistent with the comprehensive plan, with respect to both use and density,” the notice reported. The comprehensive plan was developed by the city and developers that gives guidelines to the design and layout of the Southwest quadrant of the city. “It is also inconsistent with the Southwest Small Area Plan approved by the Council of the District of Columbia in July, 2015.”Residents are not upset with this halt in development. “I am extremely pleased that the developers have pulled out because Southwest is being turned into a developer’s fantasy and a homeowner’s nightmare,” longtime property owner Marjorie Harris told the AFRO. “We used to take pride in the fact that we knew our neighbors, crime was almost non-existent, and visitors who came to the Waterfront, enjoyed the view and food, and then went home.  Now there are too many drunk and rowdy revelers from Nationals Park and too many outsiders crowding the space.”The Eye Street location is just a block from the Arena Stage, which underwent a major renovation six years ago, tripling its size. The Bard’s proposed location, the former site of Southeastern University, was purchased by Erkiletian for $6.5 million in 2014. The proposed seven-story Bard plan was to offer a multi-use facility that included administrative, educational, and housing units within the theatre complex.“Things change and I am hardly against progress, but this corridor has become a dumping ground of project ideas that serve visitors but not residents,” condo-owner Michael Sands told the AFRO. “We have too many seniors and young children in this community for this hodge-podge of buildings. I initially supported several projects that came through the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly community organization, but then I began seeing properties sandwiched sideways in between what were once grassy walkways and much-needed parking structures.”While the original proposal has been suspended, Erkiletian is expected to submit revised plans to the D.C. Office of Zoning for review.“Our plan is to continue to educate the community and engage them in the design process,” Chris Jennings, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s managing director told Washington City Paper. “We’re interested in doing this right, and doing this right means continued community engagement and dialogue so we can be good neighbors and good citizens.”last_img read more

September 1, 2019
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No 4 Louisville Falls in Final Game Against UConn

first_imgThe Cardinals put runners on second and third with just one out in the sixth, but were unable to cut into the two-run deficit. Connecticut then put a run up in the seventh and added two more in the eighth. For the third consecutive game, it was the Cardinals that got on the scoreboard first. Jake Snider was hit by a pitch with one away in the bottom of the first inning and was brought home on a RBI single by Logan Wyatt. Hoeing worked his way through the first two innings without trouble and retired the first two hitters of the third. However, UConn (2-1) strung together consecutive singles and a hit by pitch to load the bases. Christian Fedko then hit a long fly ball to left field that carried out over the wall to give the Huskies a 4-1 advantage. Preview Live Stats LAKELAND, Fla. – In the rubber game of the series, the fourth-ranked Louisville baseball team took an 8-3 loss against No. 20 Connecticut on Sunday. The game was played at Joker Marchant Stadium. Next Game: Eastern Kentucky 2/19/2019 | 3:00 PM Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Avery Santos got the win for the Huskies, allowing one run in two innings of work in relief of starter Joe Simeone. Jacob Wallace picked up the final four outs for his second save of the weekend. ACC Network Extra Drew Campbell brought the final run across the plate for the Cards in the fifth, scoring Wyatt with a ground ball. However, Louisville still had opportunities over the final four innings. Louisville starting pitcher Bryan Hoeing took the loss, giving up five runs across four innings. The righty struck out four and gave up six hits. Louisville (1-2) answered right back with a solo home run off the bat of Wyatt, his first of the season. UConn’s response was immediate though, as a two-out RBI single pushed the margin back out to three. The final opportunity came in the eighth, as Lucas Dunn doubled to start a two-out rally. Tyler Fitzgerald and Snider each drew walks to load the bases for Ethan Stringer. In a 2-2 count, Stringer was hit by a pitch, but the home plate umpire ruled that he didn’t attempt to get out of the way, resulting in a third strike and the final out of the inning. Louisville then went in order in the ninth to close out the loss. Dunn, Danny Oriente and Wyatt each had two of UofL’s nine hits. Wyatt reached base in his first three trips to the plate to run his streak to eight straight plate appearances in which he reached before being retired to start the seventh. Louisville will begin a 14-game homestand on Wednesday against Eastern Kentucky. The home opener is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. first pitch. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

September 1, 2019
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Once Upon a Time Speeds up Storylines in Anticipation of Midseason Finale

first_img What’s your favorite part of this season of Once Upon a Time? Is it the Rumplestiltskin/Belle baby drama? It better be, because that’s about all tonight’s episode has to offer. As the episode begins, Rumplestiltskin chases down a fairy and has her tied up when he’s interrupted by the Evil Queen. He tells her that he won’t let her join him until she kills her sister like he asked her to. He then sprinkles some dust on the fairy, turning her into an old woman. He sends her back to the heroes and Belle gets the message right away: Rumplestiltskin intends to do the same to her, or rather, the baby inside her.Later, while she’s in the library trying to figure out what to do, she’s contacted by her future son, Morpheus. He assures her that she will be able to protect him. The answer she looks for is right in front of her. She wakes up face-down in a book, which she brings to Emma and Hook to figure out what it means. Hook sees that the book is written in squid ink, which can paralyze the Dark One. Hook and Emma head to Gold’s shop and splash him with squid ink, allowing them to search the place for the dagger or the shears. Before they can find anything, though, Emma has another vision, and the ink wears off, allowing Rumple to walk free.He catches up with Belle and produces the aging powder. He tells her that he wants his son to love him. Belle says if he uses magic to get that, there will be a price. If he uses the powder on her, he’ll lose her forever, rather than just pushing her away. Rumplestiltskin listens to reason for once, puts the dust away and leaves her.Regina (Lana Parilla) saves her sister by threatening suicide. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Meanwhile, the Evil Queen is about to kill Zelena, when her heart starts to hurt. Regina appears holding her own heart. She threatens to crush it, killing both of them, if the Evil Queen doesn’t tell her why she’d kill Zelena. When she finds out it’s because of Rumplestiltskin, Regina realizes that the Evil Queen still has a hole in her heart, like she did when she first created Storybrooke. She tells the Queen that Rumplestiltskin is just using her, and allows her to disappear to talk to him.The Evil Queen confronts Rumplestiltskin to find that he didn’t use the powder on Belle. She tries to get him back on her side by telling him that Belle will eventually leave, taking the baby with her and leaving him alone. Rumplestiltskin reminds the Queen that she is the one who failed before asking her to leave. At the diner, Belle drinks some chamomile tea, given to her by Granny, and her baby is suddenly nine months old and ready to come out.In the past, Rumplestiltskin comes home to Belle and dumps a baby in her lap. Belle tries to ask where he got the baby, but he brushes off her questions. She asks what the baby’s name is and learns that Rumplestiltskin has no intention of becoming attached to the baby. She asks what he plans to do with it and he refuses to answer before running off on another errand. She vows to figure out what his plans are and to stop them. She finds a scroll written in fairy language and translates it, figuring out that Rumple wants to summon the Black Fairy.Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) summons the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray). (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Rumple appears beside her, revealing that he let her find the scroll on purpose so she could translate it for him. He locks her in the tower and takes the baby with him into the woods. The Blue Fairy then appears to Belle, explaining that the Black Fairy kidnaps children. She unlocks the tower door and sends Belle to rescue the baby. Belle catches up to Rumplestiltskin only to learn that he is the Black Fairy’s son. He summoned her to ask why she abandoned him. Before he can get an answer, Belle grabs the baby, distracting Rumplestiltskin and allowing the Black Fairy to escape.Belle is taken to the Blue Fairy, who casts a spell to keep Rumplestiltskin out of the building while Belle has the baby. During labor, she has another vision of Morpheus, who tells her she already knows what she must do. She begs him to find another way, but he says they’re out of time. Just before she wakes up, he tells her to “remember the book.” After she has the baby, she asks the blue fairy to take him and leave Storybrooke. She gives her a book to read to him every day, so he’ll know his mother didn’t abandon him.Emma (Jennifer Morrison) helps Belle through an unexpected birth. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Rumplestiltskin vows to find his son before storming back to his shop. He’s met by the Evil Queen, who confesses that she’s the one who dosed Belles tea with the aging powder to poison her against him. As she leaves, the Evil Queen taunts Rumplestiltskin about how fairies make great mothers. That’s enough to send Rumple into a rage, knocking everything over in his shop. Later, Hook and Emma investigate the mess and find the sword from Emma’s vision. They decide to take it, so they can figure out who Emma’s killer will be, and how to stop them. Oh, and Aladdin decides to become a genie of the lamp to help Jasmine find Agrabah. That will come back to bite him and everyone else next week.This episode was all about setting up the midseason finale next week. The Evil Queen and Rumplestiltskin are at odds with each other; Aladdin is a genie, and Emma is closer to figuring out who kills her in the visions she’s been having. Belle and Rumplestiltskin’s story received the most attention this week, ending up in a satisfying, but bittersweet place. I just wish the rest of the characters got so much attention. Every other aspect of the story this week felt rushed. Aladdin turning into a genie looks to be a big part of next week’s midseason finale, and it happened in less than three minutes last night. The Rumple and Belle stuff definitely needed the attention it was given, but it’s just a shame the other storylines had to suffer as a result. In any case, with everything going on in Storybrooke right now, we should be in for one exciting midseason finale next week. Once Upon a Time’s Finale Was Everything We Loved About an Imperfect ShowHenry Screws Everything Up Again on Once Upon a Time Stay on targetlast_img read more

August 28, 2019
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At least 70 drivers caught speeding on roads of South Cheshire today

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDozens of drivers have been caught speeding on roads in South Cheshire today (Saturday February 2). Cheshire Police and volunteers from local community speedwatch schemes have been carrying out checks on roads across the region – with some of the 70+ motorists caught speeding set to receive invites to speed awareness courses or fixed penalty notices in the post. Among those driving over the speed limit were: 26 drivers caught on the A34 Newcastle Road in Congleton 27 vehicles speeding on Reades Lane, east of Congleton, in just over an hour 15 drivers over the speed limit on Sandbach Road North in Alsager Two motorists speeding in Weston near Crewe A Cheshire Police spokesman said:  “Even in these cold and icy conditions people are still speeding. 27 vehicles caught exceeding the speed limit in just over an hour on Reades Lane today. “The highest was 42mph in a 30mph. “Please slow down, your speed could be fatal.” Read MorePolice appeal after gun found in alleyway by man out walking his dog Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page  . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

August 10, 2019
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5 things you probably didnt know about the Oscars

first_img5 things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars LOS ANGELES, Calif. – You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to … oops).But there are aspects of Hollywood’s stellar night that may be a surprise. Let’s pull the curtain back a bit on a ceremony that strives for effortless glamour but, like any machine, is made up of nuts and bolts and simple human need.Besides stars, designer duds and lots of close-ups, here’s what else the 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 4, telecast on ABC will include:STAND-INS, AKA SIT-DOWNSCameras never find an empty seat at the Academy Awards, with a troop of seat-fillers at the ready to occupy any chair vacated by a bathroom- or bar-bound guest. A parade of extras in tuxedoes and gowns arrive hours before the show begins and are ready to swoop in and sit once the cameras start rolling. Getting the gig, like so much in Hollywood, depends on who you know: Seat-fillers are family and friends of movie academy staff and accounting firm. Are there polite tussles to sub for Streep, Hanks or other A-listers, earning bragging rights? We can only hope.___STOMACH PAINSOscar guests are often hungry. It may be self-imposed, either because of nominee nerves or a skin-tight gown with no room for error or eating. Attendees do have a chance to nibble during a pre-show cocktail hour that includes hors d’oeuvres trays, but skip that and it’s three hours or more until a post-ceremony dinner at the Governors Ball. Not all are invited, which means some famished guests end up asking their limo driver to head to fast food, fast. Advice from an insider: carry a clutch roomy enough for a ham sandwich and don’t fret that you’ll get busted by security.___STAY IN YOUR LANEThere are two paths on the Oscars red carpet: one for famous people, and one for everyone else. Stanchions and velvet ropes separate the recognizable from the not. Famous folks walk on the side of the carpet closest to the cameras and reporters, and stars often collide or share impromptu carpet greetings. The non-famous, meanwhile, walk along the carpet closest to the fan bleachers, with beefy-looking security guards ushering them along to reduce star-gazing across the aisle. There’s everything to see, folks, but move along.___WRITERS, STAT!Live shows inevitably hit speed bumps, such as last year’s supersized-one in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented “La La Land” with the top trophy that belonged to “Moonlight.” Such gaffes and other standout moments become fodder for the host, with a village of comedy writers backstage to help craft witticisms. The best, like Kimmel’s teasing rebuke to Beatty (“Warren, what did you do?!”) feel spontaneous and are out quickly so the audience doesn’t lose the thread. Hosts also need to be ready with “savers” to follow a joke that bombs, says longtime awards writer Bruce Vilanch, who offers up an example: “That was about as funny as a screen door on a submarine.”__WINNERS, MEET MEDIAOscar recipients are shepherded backstage for photos and video and to face a rapid-fire Q&A session with a packed room of journalists (yes, “how does it feel to win” and “where will you keep your trophy” are staple queries). While the winners clutch their award and, in some cases, a celebratory glass of booze, reporters hold up numbered cards to be called on by an academy representative. This has caused more than one star to exclaim they feel like they’re at an auction and playfully call out numbers. Reporters giggle. With backstage monitors showing the ceremony, some winners ask to pause the questions to hear outcomes for nominated friends or colleagues. Reporters oblige.___Online:http://www.oscars.org/___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Rosamund Pike arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. There are two paths on the Oscars red carpet: one for famous people, and one for everyone else. Stanchions and velvet ropes separate the recognizable from the not. Famous folks walk on the side of the carpet closest to the cameras and reporters, and stars often collide or share impromptu carpet greetings. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) center_img by Sandy Cohen And Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2018 11:25 am PDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

January 11, 2019
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January 5, 2019
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