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Miss Mondo Italia 2019: Le finali a Gallipoli

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

Gallipoli, come da tradizione, pronta ad ospitare le fasi finale di Miss Mondo Italia. Per il dodicesimo anno consecutivo infatti, la kermesse di bellezza che decreterà la rappresentante tricolore alla finale internazionale di Miss World, si svolgerà nella splendida “perla dello Jonio”. Il “Bellavista Club” del “Gruppo Caroli Hotels” partner storico del concorso, situato su Corso Roma nel cuore della “Città Bella”, sarà il quartier generale dell’organizzazione e la casa delle 150 concorrenti giunte in rappresentanza di tutte le Regioni d’Italia. Il loro arrivo è fissato a partire da venerdì 31 maggio. Tante gli eventi collaterali che caratterizzeranno il programma dei 16 giorni, attività che puntano a valorizzare tutto il Salento. Tra questi la cena di gala con le 150 Miss, le loro famiglie e gli sponsor, che si svolgerà lunedì 3 giugno presso l’Eco-Resort Le Sirenè, situato nello splendido parco naturale di Punta Pizzo. La finale invece, è in programma sabato 15 giugno al Teatro Italia.
Conduttrice dell’evento sarà uno dei volti giovani più seguiti della Tv, la bellissima e tra l’altro ex Miss Mondo Italia, Giorgia Palmas. Tanti gli ospiti annunciati: dal nuotatore pluricampione del mondo ed attuale boyfriend proprio della Palmas, Filippo Magnini, al giornalista e critico tv Alessandro Cecchi Paone, dall’inviato di Striscia La Notizia Luca Abete ad una delle voci più belle della musica leggera italiana Bianca Aztei, alle esilaranti gags del cabarettista Pino Campagna a tanti altri noti personaggi del cinema e della tv che popoleranno il parterre delle’evento. Le Miss e gli ospiti come da tradizione, si ritroveranno dopo lo show a Gallipoli vecchia, presso l’Hotel Ristorante Al Pescatore a picco sullo Jonio per la grande festa finale. Tante le novità annunciate dalla direzione artistica. L’evento Miss Mondo per questa attesa edizione targata 2019 sarà televisivo. Donna TV la nuova televisione nazionale, in onda sul canale 62 del digitale terrestre, trasmetterà la semifinale e la finale con il commento di Roberto Alessi direttore di Novella 2000. Inoltre la stessa TV manderà in onda tutta la fase dei 16 giorni con una striscia giornaliera di 15 minuti. Anche gli eventi collaterali collegati alle fasce speciali Sport, Beach, Model e Talent ospitati in splendide location di Gallipoli per valorizzare il territorio, saranno ripresi e trasmessi in tutta Italia.La kermesse sarà inoltre seguita dai canali social di Miss Mondo (pagina ufficiale Facebook e pagina ufficiale instagram) grazie al lavoro di ben dieci influencers che veicolano oltre due milioni di followers, che saranno ospiti di Caroli Hotels e calamiteranno l’attenzione del popolo della rete con le loro “stories” e con i “tags” sui profili personali. Un’edizione imperdibile quella di Miss Mondo Italia 2019 peraltro patrocinata dal Comune di Gallipoli, che come da tradizione rappresenterà una grande occasione di visibilità a livello nazionale ed internazionale.

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Turismo, ‘missione Cina’: Roma si presenta a Shanghai e Hang Zhou

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

Roma Capitale vola in Cina per presentare la sua offerta turistica ad operatori e stakeholder di filiera. Una missione, questa, contestualizzata nell’ambito della recente sigla del Memorandum of Understanding Italia-Cina, e che prende le mosse dalI’analisi scientifica dei target di visitatori emergenti.In rappresentanza della Capitale, l’assessore allo Sviluppo Economico del Comune di Roma Carlo Cafarotti, che partecipa alla delegazione nazionale unitamente a Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali, Aeroporti di Roma, partner capitolino della certificazione “Welcome Chinese”, Convention Bureau Roma e Lazio (CBReL), sotto l’egida dell’Ente Nazionale del Turismo Italiano (Enit).Focus quindi sul turismo, con la partecipazione al Salone Internazionale ITB Shanghai e all’evento “Rome the Italian Gateway to your business”, dedicato ai media e ai principali operatori di settore locali, replicato oggi anche nella città di Hang Zhou.
Nell’ampio panorama delle sinergie economiche e opportunità di scambio commerciale, il turismo gioca un ruolo determinante, soprattutto in riferimento a Roma, prima sul podio delle città italiane privilegiate dal Paese del Dragone: secondo le stime dell’Ente Bilaterale Turismo del Lazio (Ebtl), nel primo trimestre di quest’anno le strutture ricettive alberghiere della Capitale hanno registrato 40.738 arrivi e 77.137 presenze. Tradotto in percentuali, un aumento rispettivamente del +6,54% e del +6,18%.Stando all’Enit, inoltre, l’Italia è regina fra le destinazioni europee preferite dai turisti cinesi: il 50% dei tour operator in loco riferisce di aver aumentato le vendite dei pacchetti turistici per l’Italia sia a Pasqua, che per l’intero periodo primaverile. Previsioni per 2019 più che rosee: prenotazioni in crescita del +20%, per un totale di oltre 3 milioni di arrivi e 5 milioni di presenze.Leitmotiv della presenza in Cina, una messa a sistema di risorse e servizi che accende i riflettori sulle mille declinazioni possibili di “vacanze romane”, con un accento particolare rispetto a congressuale e leisure.Da Shanghai, Carlo Cafarotti, assessore allo Sviluppo Economico, Turismo e Lavoro di Roma Capitale, rende noto l’ottimo andamento della missione: l’offerta turistica della Città Eterna polarizza l’interesse di stakeholder, tour operator e influencer locali. L’Assessore Cafarotti si dice anche molto soddisfatto delle relazioni strategiche stabilite con istituzioni e potenziali partner commerciali, foriere di ottime ricadute su tutto l’indotto economico cittadino. Importantissimo, conclude Cafarotti, il confronto sul miglior benvenuto possibile che la Capitale d’Italia possa offrire ai turisti cinesi, in termini d’accoglienza e di servizi.

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Dal Festival “In Italy” della Stranieri di Perugia Le ricette delle imprenditrici italiane

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

«L’Italia è scrigno di bellezza e del saper fare. Quando si evoca il made in Italy ci si aspetta buon gusto, creatività, qualità, stile. Ma dire Made in Italy oggi non basta più. Oggi dobbiamo dimostrare affidabilità, trasparenza. E senza certificazioni tecniche non si esportano prodotti. I clienti sono più esigenti, più attenti a determinate qualità, alla sostenibilità. Come imprenditrici italiane abbiamo il dovere di costruire la cultura del prodotto e del territorio e mantenere quell’eccellenza che caratterizza i nostri prodotti». Queste le considerazioni emerse nel corso del convegno dal titolo: Esportare il Made in Italy. Tartufo, olio, cachemire e ospitalità, organizzato dall’’Associazione Imprenditrici Donne Dirigenti di Azienda (Aidda), alla prima edizione di “In Italy, Festival culture del cibo e dell’ospitalità”, promosso dall’Università per Stranieri di Perugia, che si concluderà venerdì sera con l’incontro di Oscar Farinetti, fondatore di Eataly. Alla tavola rotonda hanno partecipato Benedetta Brizi (Mivania Cachemere di Bevagna), Francesca Cassano (azienda agricola Terre di Grifonetto), Paola Colaiacovo (resort Castello di Solfagnano) e Olga Urbani (amministratore delegato di Urbani Tartufi) e Tiziana Tombesi (Presidente della delegazione umbra di Aidda).

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International Child Helpline Day

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

On the occasion of International Child Helpline Day, “The Smile of the Child” joins forces with organizations and partners from around the world by participating in a global awareness-raising campaign on the decisive role the operation of child helplines plays.
This year Child Helpline International (CHI), whose active member is “The Smile of the Child”, celebrates the International Child Helpline Day by focusing on the issues faced by especially vulnerable and underrepresented children. With “EVERY Child has a Voice” as its slogan, this year’s campaign spreads the message about the need for non-discrimination and for truly listening to every child.In Greece, “The Smile of the Child” has been operating the National Helpline for Children SOS 1056 since 1997, the European Hotline for Missing Children 116000 since 2008, as well as the European Helpline for Children and Adolescents 116111, and, thus, contributes directly to preventing and addressing serious problems related to children victims of violence, abuse, neglect, disappearance, trafficking, exploitation, bullying or suicide.
The European Helpline for Children and Adolescents 116111 was inaugurated in 2016 and operates under the umbrella of CHI providing its services for all children in Greece, including refugee and migrant children at risk and in need of support. The services of 116111 are free, available nationwide on a daily basis, 24 hours a day, with 6 interconnected calling centers as one, staffed by social workers and psychologists, and a maximum waiting time of 11 seconds.A Disaster Recovery Area at the Athens International Airport ensures the continuous operation of the helpline (similarly to the 1056 and 116000 lines) in the event of any emergency or crisis situation.The lines are officially recognized as Emergency Lines and are interconnected with the European Emergency Number 112.“The Smile of the Child”, active member of CHI and Trusted NGO partner of Facebook, utilizes innovative technological tools thanks to the support of international bodies and actors, as well as technology and telephone companies in Greece, which offer their services free-of-charge and, thus, play an important role in ensuring the necessary quality in the provision of holistic and effective support of children in need.
This International Child Helpline Day, and in light of recent tragic cases of children and young people in Greece who committed suicide, “The Smile of the Child” would like to highlight that children and young people in extreme distress can also receive immediate and effective support. In this regard, the specialized staff of the Organization activates its entire network of services and structures, and in cooperation with all the competent institutional actors the Organization can help children and adults who find themselves in a deadlock and need continuous assistance.

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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) today celebrated its commencement ceremony at the Watsco Center

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

Coral Gables, Florida. Shlee Song, M.D., was the keynote speaker. Dr. Song is a 2003 AUC graduate and, as the Director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Stroke Center in Los Angeles, California, oversees one of the busiest stroke centers in the country.
“AUC has a strong tradition of inviting our alumni to speak at commencement to encourage and inspire our newest graduates, and show them just how far their degree can take them. We’re honored to have Dr. Song be a part of that tradition today,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., executive dean of AUC. “Dr. Song is a true leader in the neurology field. Her development of a telemedicine program for stroke patients is increasing access to crucial services, and, as an educator, she helps train the next generation of neurologists.”
Dr. Song has been with Cedars-Sinai for the past seven years and has worked on numerous steering committees. She also serves as the principal investigator on multiple national and international clinical trials, the most recent of which was published in the Annals of Neurology using a protocol she helped develop.
As the previous program director for the vascular neurology fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai, she has trained many stroke neurologists who practice in the southern California. Additionally, she continues her educational role as the associate director of the residency program in the department of neurology.After graduating from AUC, Dr. Song completed her neurology residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., before conducting a clinical fellowship and stroke research at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, which is the nation’s medical research agency, and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. AUC’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. Founded in 1978, AUC has more than 6,500 graduates, many of whom work in primary care or underserved areas. Dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care, AUC embraces collaboration, inclusion and community service. With a campus in Sint Maarten, affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and internationally recognized faculty, AUC has a diverse medical education program for today’s globally minded physician. For more information visit aucmed.edu, follow AUC on Twitter (@aucmed), Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).

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Wisconsin Students Crowned America’s Top Rocketeers

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Madison West High School of Madison, Wisconsin today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The Team America Rocketry Challenge.
The students from Madison West will now represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge at the Paris International Air Show in June, facing off against teams from France, the UK, and Japan.“This feels amazing – I didn’t expect us to win today,” said team captain Jacob Mello. “We really didn’t know each other well at the beginning of the year, but we became friends and pulled together as a team. We encouraged each other, which really helped us today. There’s a lot of pressure to keep up America’s winning streak in the international competition, but we’re looking forward to it.”Teams from Madison West now have won the Team America Rocketry Challenge three times. This year’s team, consisting of Mazelie Passmore (14), Ella Paulin (15), Ethan Lan (15), Rohan Yethiraj (15), Jacob Mello (15), Lukas Weinhold (14), Alex Goff (14), and Nathan Wagner (15), posted a combined score of 10 across their two launches. Persistence played a big role in the team’s win, as they were still practice launching the week of the contest.
The team’s victory follows months of preparation designing, building, and testing a rocket capable of meeting rigorous mission parameters set by the contest’s sponsors – the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry sponsors. This year’s rules celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by requiring each rocket to carry three eggs in a separate capsule to symbolize the three astronauts that made the journey to the Moon and back.The Top 101 teams, hailing from 25 states from Hawaii to New York, competed for a total of $100,000 in prize money and scholarships at the national finals – an all-day event held at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. The $100,000 prize pool will be split among the Top 10 teams, with Madison West taking home the top prize of $20,000 as U.S. champions. In addition, the top twenty-five finishers receive an invitation to participate in NASA’s Student Launch initiative to continue their exploration of rocketry with high-powered rockets and challenging mission parameters.

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Cook Medical and Ambu A/S Announce Collaboration to Address Endoscope-Related Infections

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 maggio 2019

Cook Medical and Ambu A/S have agreed on terms to enter into a partnership under which Cook will distribute Ambu’s single-use, disposable duodenoscope in the U.S., following FDA clearance. The scope is currently being developed by Ambu to help address infections caused by cross-contamination.* Since 2015, U.S. regulatory authorities have increased their focus on endoscope cross-contamination, particularly reusable endoscopes for gastrointestinal use.The use of reusable endoscopes can pose a contamination risk to patients because the devices are difficult to reprocess between uses. Alternatively, single-use scopes could have a significant impact on device-related infections and improve hospital workflows because they do not require cleaning or repair.“Our mission is to improve patient care and we were looking for a solution to reduce the risk of infections associated with the use of reusable endoscopes,” said Barry Slowey, vice president of Cook Medical’s Endoscopy business. “Our collaboration with Ambu is based on a shared goal to enhance patient safety.”
“This is a significant milestone towards our vision of a single-use ERCP solution,” said Juan Jose Gonzalez, CEO of Ambu. “Together with Cook Medical we plan to bring single-use endoscopes to patients undergoing ERCP procedures, to reduce the risk of serious cross-contaminations.” No further details about the agreement will be disclosed at this time.

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Inclisiran Results in Persistent Lowering of LDL Cholesterol with No Material Safety Observations Out to Three Years

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The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced interim results from the ongoing ORION-3 open-label extension study (Group 1, n=290) which showed that twice-a-year dosing with inclisiran sodium 300 mg resulted in consistent lowering of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by more than 50 percent with overall follow-up of up to three years. Inclisiran was well tolerated, and no material safety issues were observed in the study. These results were presented today during a late-breaking clinical trial session at the National Lipid Association (NLA) Scientific Sessions in Miami.Inclisiran, the first cholesterol-lowering therapy in the siRNA class, is in Phase 3 clinical development to evaluate its ability to lower LDL-C through twice-a-year dosing. Pivotal Phase 3 readouts for inclisiran are expected in the third quarter. ORION-3 (n=382) is an open-label extension study of the Phase 2 ORION-1 trial to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of long-term dosing of inclisiran.“The cumulative effects of elevated LDL-C over time continue to place millions of people with atherosclerosis at increased cardiovascular risk, despite the widespread use of LDL cholesterol-lowering treatments,” said John J.P. Kastelein, M.D., Ph.D., ORION-3 study chair and Professor of Medicine at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “These new data from ORION-3 provide further evidence of inclisiran’s unprecedented ability to deliver persistent LDL-C reductions over a prolonged period, which can help more patients reliably achieve LDL-C goals. Inclisiran also demonstrated a favorable safety profile, an important consideration given the long duration of LDL-C treatment.” In this interim analysis of ORION-3, inclisiran demonstrated a 51 percent (64.0 mg/dL, p<0.001) reduction in LDL-C levels through day 210, which was the study’s primary endpoint. The time-averaged absolute LDL-C reduction with inclisiran was 59.4 mg/dL (p<0.001). These effects were independent of dose level and number of doses of inclisiran previously given in the ORION-1 study.With overall follow-up of approximately three years from the first dose in ORION-1, no change in the overall safety profile was observed in this interim analysis of ORION-3 compared to the one-year follow-up in ORION-1. Inclisiran was well tolerated and no material safety issues were observed, including no elevations of liver enzymes or changes in renal function considered related to study medication. Clinically relevant injection site reactions were infrequent, mild or moderate, and transient, in line with observations in ORION-1. More than 3,000 patient-years of inclisiran safety data have been accumulated to date in the ORION program. The data from ORION-3, as well as ongoing review of blinded data to date from the Phase 3 trials, show no material safety issues; data are at least as favorable as those generated and published from the ORION-1 Phase 2 trial.

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53rd commencement ceremony at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida

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RUSVM graduated more than 400 students, bringing the total number of RUSVM alumni to more than 5,000.The keynote address was delivered by Amanda Boag, MA, VETMB, DipECVECC, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, FHEA, MRCVS, president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). As a female leader in an industry that is outpacing the growth of women in medical and other STEM fields, Dr. Boag shared her experience as a veterinary leader and provided advice for RUSVM graduates.According to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), of which RUSVM is a member institution, there has been an 11.5% increase in female enrollment in veterinary colleges since 20001.“Times have definitely changed for the better but we should not assume the change is complete. Hidden barriers, some of them within women ourselves, do exist. So believe in yourselves and your value,” Dr. Boag said to graduates.Dr. Boag is a Board-certified veterinarian in both Internal Medicine as well as in Emergency and Critical Care. She serves as clinical director at Vets Now in the U.K., where she is responsible for clinical and professional standards across 60 veterinary emergency clinics and three, 24-hour hospitals. She was president of the European Society of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (EVECCS) from 2011-2014, and founding president of the European College of Veterinary ECC (ECVECC) from 2014-2018. In addition to serving as president of the RCVS, Dr. Boag is also an elected council member.Sean Callanan, Ph.D., MVB, MRCVS, CertVR, DipECVP, FRCPath, dean at RUSVM, encouraged graduates to explore the many opportunities in veterinary medicine, to take advantage of RUSVM’s vast alumni network and to lead the veterinary profession into the future.“As we promote and demonstrate the connection between human, animal and environmental health, also known as One Health, our graduates will be key members of a global conversation. I am proud of our students and look forward to the impact they will have in both veterinary and human medicine,” Callanan said. RUSVM’s graduating class includes students from 45 states in the U.S., Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

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Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) today celebrated its ceremony at the Watsco Center

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Coral Gables, FloridaVivian W. Pinn, M.D., was the keynote speaker. She was the inaugural full-time director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) beginning in 1991 and associate director of NIH for Women’s Health Research from 1994 until her retirement in 2011.“We are honored to have such a distinguished physician, scientist and researcher as our commencement speaker,” said William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., FACP, dean and chancellor of RUSM. “Over the course of her long career, Dr. Pinn has consistently led the advancement of women’s health research, as well as developed career pathways and opportunities for women in medicine and science. Her own journey through the segregated schools of Lynchburg, Virginia, to earning her M.D. as the only woman and minority in her class at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, to becoming a world-renowned biomedical researcher is truly inspirational. She is an example to our graduates about the many opportunities that lie ahead.”Dr. Pinn led the implementation of NIH’s research inclusion policies and developed the national strategic plan for women’s health research. She established many new research funding initiatives and career development programs in collaboration with the NIH Institutes and Centers. During that time, she also established the NIH Committee on Women in Biomedical Careers with the NIH Director. Following her retirement, Dr. Pinn was named as a senior scientist emerita at the NIH Fogarty International Center.“I welcomed the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for Ross University School of Medicine, and to address this diverse group of future physician leaders,” said Dr. Pinn. “RUSM has a strong record of quality academics and over 14,000 alumni who serve their patients and communities with passion and commitment.” Dr. Pinn has held leadership positions in many professional organizations, including as the 88th president of the National Medical Association (NMA) and is currently chair of the NMA Past Presidents Council. She serves on the Board of Trustees/Advisors of Thomas Jefferson University, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, and Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1995.

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Purdue University Global Hosts Commencement for 600 Graduates

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Purdue University Global, a public nonprofit online institution of higher education, conferred degrees for more than 600 graduates during two ceremonies on May 18 in Indianapolis, Ind., recognizing them for their academic achievements and celebrating their success.Among those speaking at the commencements were President of Purdue University Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Chancellor of Purdue University Global Dr. Betty Vandenbosch and keynote speaker Dennis E. Bland, president of the Center for Leadership Development.Based in Indianapolis, Purdue University Global was created one year ago when Purdue University acquired Kaplan University to expand its land-grant mission by providing access to higher education for millions of working adults, personalized to their needs. More than 9,000 Purdue University Global students will earn degrees this year, including those attending the Indianapolis graduation ceremonies.During the ceremonies at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Dr. Vandenbosch conferred degrees to graduates who traveled from 41 states as well as Bermuda, Germany and the Virgin Islands to attend. The ceremony was broadcast on Facebook Live for graduates and family members unable to be there in person.Graduate and undergraduate degrees were awarded from the schools of Business and Information Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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